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Established 1881. The Store of Dependable Merchandise. Incorporated 1907. j
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An Attractive Display of New Wash Fabrics" j
' ' ' This week we place on sale our new spring and summer Colored "Wash Goods 2
foreign and domestic weaves the choicest productions of the season, many of
which exhibit all the splendid effects of the most expensive fabrics, yet are within t
the reach of all, the prices being very reasonable. We have given much time to t
selecting and gathering together this fine array of high class Wash Dress Goods, t
and now cordially invite you to the feast of good things. t
15c a Yard
New Batiste Organdies.Dim
ities and Wash Suitings. You'll
ba pleased with these. Many
of them are worth" one-third
more. The colors are wash
able, the designs all new.
Banzai Silks 50c a Yd.
In the new all silk finish, a
complete range of plain colors,
also some new fancies, are de
sirable for reception and party
gowns. Very serviceable and
will wash.
30c, 35c, 39c a Yard
Many imported as well as do
meetio fabrics in medium and
in light weights. New designs
in new color combinations, at
tractive and serviceable. We
have every reason to be proud
of this assortment.
Special A case assortment of new Nov
elty Suitings, new browns, blues, tans and
gravs, checks and striped effects, nice for
ladies' shirt waist suits and house dresses for
girls' school dresses, worth 15c, special, a
yard 10c.
25c a Yard At this price we have a great
variety of weaves, copies of the higher class
fabrics many of them. All are real bargains.
In the collection you will find materials suited
to all uses and designs and colors for all dress
' Colored Dress Linens
' Have won a prominent place
in the wash goods world. This
season we are better prepared
to supply your wants. Our
stock is larger and more va
ried. A full line of plain ool
ors, also some pretty fancies.
The prices range from 19c to
75c a yard.
Arnold Fabrics
We have a nice collection of
the Arnold Print Works Fab
rics and recommend them be
cause of their wearing and
washing qualities. Ask for
Arnold Magazine of Fabrics
and Fashions at Wash Goods
Department for making up
these new Wash Goods.
50c,59c, 65c, 75c a Yd.
Imported Colored Wash Fab
rics, some of which would feel
at home in a silk stock. The
colors are washable, so they
have been assigned to the
wash goods seotion. Also
many all cotton fabrics in ex
clusive designs.
Man Attempts Suicide by Jumping
Down Elevator Shaft.
Chicago, March 18. George B. Mc
Guire, who said he recently had been
manager of the Park and Duval hotels
at Jacksonville, Fla., attempted to kill
himself by jumping1 down an elevator
shaft from the seventh floor of the
Auditorium building. He landed on an
ascending car at the fourth floor and
was not injured seriously.
McGuire admitted he had Jumped
down the shaft with suicidal intent. He
was taken to the Harrison street police
station, where he acted so strangely
that his hands and feet were strapped
to a chair to prevent him. from trying
again to end his life by butting his
head against the walls of his cell.
In explanation of his despondency,
McGuire said he had been drinking
heavily for a year and his bibulous
habits had caused him to lose his good
position in Florida. Soon after he ar
rived in Chicago he became intoxica
ted. He will be examined by physi
cians at the police station.
Village Blacksmith Elected Mayor for
the Third Time.
New Tork, March 18. "Honest Jim"
Reilly, the village blacksmith of North
Pelham, one of New York's most popu
lar suburbs, has been elected president
of the village for the third time by the
largest majority he has ever received.
The women and children of the village
made an enthusiastic campaign in his
favor, the reason for their activity be
ing that Reilly organized a uniformed
police force and rid the village of
toughs who formerly congregated on
the street corners and made insulting
remarks to women. They met every
train into North Pelham and no com
muter escaped them before he had been
to the polls and cast his vote. When
the result was announced a great crowd
of people, including many women and
girls marched to the smithy and cheer
ed Reilly to the echo.
When Reilly was first elected the vil
lage was heavily in debt. He has paid
off every cent of it and there is a snug
balance in the treasury. He refused
to announce a platform or make any
promises. Aristocratic Pelham has
been inclined to scoff at the unlettered
blacksmith, but his sterling honesty,
force of character and executive ability
has been so clearly demonstrated that
many of the wealthy residents lined up
for him at the polls yesterday.
His political success has made no
change in the blacksmith. He works
at his anvil every day.
Woman Placed In a Hospital Wanders
Away and Is Killed. '
Chicago, March 18. Fifty minutes
after she had been intrusted to the
care of a nurse in the Wesley hospital
last night Mrs. Marie Woods walked
out of the institution, and, after a peril
ous climb to the top of the railroad
tracks at Clark and Sixteenth streets,
was run down by a southbound Chi
cago & Eastern Illinois train. The body
was identified by nurses from the hos
pital, who had notified the police of the
disappearance and had Instituted
search for her. Mrs. Woods was takei
to the place by her mother, Mrs. Anna
Leibecke, with whom she had been liv
ing for three weeks. Because of her
nervous condition her mind had be
come affected, it is said. Mrs. Woods
had been separated from her husband,
a merchant, for two years.
Chicago Registration.
Chicago, March 18. Registration for
the aldermanic election April 7 and the
primary election, August 8, placed 64,
553 names on the enrollment books yes
terday, a total much In excess of that
which had been expeoted. Two years
ago, when this was the last similar
registration for an off-year aldermanic
election when there were no candidates
except for the city council the new
registration was 49,251.
might seem a hardship to some, but when the harm
done by caffeine the drug in coffee is considered,
its absence should be counted a good thing.
Another "good thing" is
the health-beverage, made from wheat, skillfully
roasted to bring out the delightful flavour and the
food-elements of the grain.
In making Postum the vital phosphates, plac
ed by Nature up' under the bran-coat of the wheat,
are carefully retained for , rebuilding worn-out
brain and nerve cells.
Postum builds up what coffee tears down, and
"There's a Reason"
Mrs. Anthony Fiala Then Turned in a
Fire Alarm.
New York, March 18. When smoke
last night began to fill the house in
Brooklyn occupied by Mrs. Anthony
Fiala, wife of the Arctic explorer who
led the Ziegler expedition on a search
for the Pole. Mrs. Fiala ran to the
third floor, where her three children
were asleep and wrapping them in an
Eskimo robe, carried them down to
the street. Then she sent in a fire
alarm. The firemen had little trouble
in extinguishing a small fire that had
started in the basement and which did
$300 damage. On the top floor of the
house were stored the records of the
Ziegler expedition as well as many
souvenirs of the trip, valued at $5,000
by Mr. Fiala. These were not injured.
Was Charged With Disorderly Conduct
in Impersonating a Reporter.
Chicago, March 18. Dr. Harriet A.
Hook, head physician of the Lincoln
(Illinois) asylum for feebleminded
children, has been found technically
guilty by Municipal Judge Torrison of
disorderly conduct. Sentence was de
ferred. The case grew out of Dr. Hook's
mysterious visit, clothed in padded
garments, a black wig- over her blond
hair, her eyebrows darkened, and
representing herself as a newspaper
reporter, at the home of Benjamin
Giroux, father . of Frank M. Glroux.
the 18-year-old boy whose terrible in
juries last December at the Lincoln
asylum started an investigation of the
state asylums. The lad fell on a hot
radiator while in an epileptic fit.
Court Holds That Riley's Boyhood
Haunt Can't Be Disturbed.
Chicago, March 18. A dispatch to
the Tribune from Indianapolis, IncL,
The attempt to convert Brandy-wine
creek into a ditch, thus destroying the
identity of "the old swimmin' hole,"
which James Whitcomb Riley has made
famous in one of his poems under that
title, was defeated by a decision of the
supreme court.
The movement was started by citi
zens of Grenfleld and was bitterly
fought by others. Dr. Riley being asked
to use his influence to prevent the de
struction of his favorite boyhood
The court holds that the stream can
not be converted into a ditch because
the necessity for it has not been made
apparent by the petitioners.
Line to Lawrence Is Being Laid Out
by Force of Surveyors.
CofCeyville, Kan., March 18 The
Kansas Traction company, a corpora
tion chartered about a year ago, has
placed a force of surveyors in the field
to lay out an electric line from here to
Lawrence with branches from Lawrence
to Topeka and Kansas City. It is esti
mated that the Kne will be 210 miles
long and that its total cost will aver
age $23,000 a mile. Paul Julian, until a
few weeks ago city engineer of Indian
apolis, Ind., has charge of the survey.
The project is said to be financed.
The Party Makes a Poor Showing at
Oklahoma Convention.
Guthrie, Okla., March 18. Only a
few delegates of the Populist party
were on hand in response to Chair
man Jacobs' call for a state conven
tion to select delegates to the national
convention at St. Louis. The party
has almost ceased to exist, there be
ing no county organization in many
of the counties, while many who be
lieve in the tenets of the party, ques
tion the validity of the call. Dele
gates will be selected and. platform
of principles adopted at this after
noon's and evening's sessions.
A Kansas Youth lias a Yisit in
a Far Country.
Edward Walton on a Voyage to
New Zealand.
Spends a Day in Santa Cruz and
Sees Strange Sights.
Women Are the Favorite Beasts
of Burden There.
Sterling, Kan., March 18. An inter
esting letter has been received here
from Edward C. Walton, an old Ster
ling boy. He is en route from Eng
land to the South Sea. He says in
Thinking that news from this part of
the world might possibly be of inter
est, I am going to try and describe to
you the island of Teneriffe, at which
place I arrived yesterday, and the
events of the voyage on the way to
Wellington, New Zealand. First of all
I must say that we left London Aug
ust 22, and have been very fortunate
so far in having had a smooth passage
all the way, arriving at Teneriffe, 1,760
miles south, in eight days.
It is a fine sight . entering Santa
Cruz, the harbor of the island. The
town lies at the foot of steep hills in
a semi-circular bay and the low white
houses flanked on one side by the sea
and by mountains on every other make
a sight never to be forgotten. The
place belongs to Spain, which is evi
dent the moment you land or rather,
as soon as the steamer drops anchor
in the bay, as a crowd of boats im
mediately puts out from the quay fill
ed with brown skinned, gesticulating
Spaniards, hoping to fleece the passen
gers before their fellow townsmen can
go through them.
First of all though we have to pass
the quarantine officer who comes
aboard from his steam launch. Hav
ing satisfied himself that we have a
clean bill of health he leaves the ship
and we are at the mercy of the peo
ple who crowd on board and from the
appearance of the majority of them it
is very questionable whether our rec
ord of health will be as good at the
next port. There are men with fruit
to sell, grapes, bananas, prickly pears,
green figs, peaches and apples at 18 to
25 cents a basket. The top layer good
and the rest spoiled. Then there is
the man with the picture postcards of
the place, who is everywhere, also boys
who dive from boats for coins thrown
from the ship, and get them every
time, the water being so clear that
their bodies can be seen at almost any
depth. )
As the steam launches are now fill
ing up with passengers anxious to go
ashore after our . week at sea, we get
in and in a few minutes are landed at
the quay. Santa Cruz is the capital of
Teneriffe and has 23,0000 inhabitants.
The greater part of the town is com
posed of narrow, - badly paved street
with shuttered gloomy houses on eith
er side; but there r are several fine
houses and hotels in one quarter, which
I hear are usually filled with visitors
in the winter months.
After having lunch at one of the hotels a
party of us from the ship took the elec
tric car for Laguna a town of 10,000 inhab
itants, and at one time the capital of the
Canary Archipelago The car, the only
modern idea one sees, and it must have
been one of the first made, has to climb
2,000 feet to the town, which cannot be
more than four miles from Santa Cruz.
The track winds in and out of the hills,
at one time overhanging a precipice and
at another almost tying itself in a knot.
Our car, like the people, is in no hurry,
and when a citizen in an energetic frame
of mind pulled into a street ahead of us
with a load of furniture, our driver and
conductor sat down and smoked until he
had finished unloading it into a house,
when after finishing a little controversy
of their own with some people looking on,
bv the way they are very proficient at
doing this, wa started and in a little less
than an hour reached Laguna. The show
place here is the cathedral where there is
some really wonderful wood carving dat
ing back 400 years.
If ever farming was carried out under
difficulties it is done so here for they
have to make their farms before they can
cultivate them. They are literally carved
out of the precipitous sides of the hills,
and the volcanic rocks that are picked up
are used to make terrace walls, so that a
farm is like a step ladder, some of the
steps being not more than six feet wide.
Beside this slight inconvenience it had not
rained here for the last six months. Of
course everything has to be done by hand
work and I saw many places where they
were flailing out wheat by hand from a
small stack. The women seem to be the
favorite beasts of burden carrying every
thing imaginable on their heads. One
thing noticed particularly- among the very
primitive surroundings, that being several
iron mills with the name of a well known
American Manufacturing company on
On the way back we visited the bull
ring, the fruit market and the cathedral
of the Concepoioce, contanng flags lost
by Nelson during his attack on the town,
and which they take great pleasure in
showng to the Englsh. Wherever you go,
however, you cannot get away from the
idea that it is a poverty stricken place. A
flock of beggars follows you everywhere,
whose only English word is penny, and
as they did not get any from us it is
f rrm. 7W
but not
Many of our discriminating patrons have compli
mented us upon accomplishing that desirable "happy
medium" in clothes which permits us to present all the
smart refined elements of clothes correctness without
the cheapening touch of grotesque " freakishness. "
Naturally in a display so large and comprehensive aa
ours, you will find some styles that are more extreme
than others but we are pleased to say that even our
most extreme ones are entirely free from the coarse
and inartistic features which impart to the wearer an
appearance of being overdressed.
"We call your particular attention to our
very extensive exhibition of tasteful,
smart designs in men's spring suits,
overcoats and raincoats at
$15, $20 and $25
We consider these . garments the most perfect
specimens of artistic designing and expert tailoring
ever offered at such a price.
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YOUR hat needs fully provided for in
our comnlete
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Almost 60 hat styles at $3. Cro
fut & Knapp hats, for which you will
pay $3.50 elsewhere. Full crown stiff
hat shapes and drop tip soft hat
fashions. A great showing $3.
All kinds of John. B. Stetson
hats at $3.50. John B. Stetson
"Special" hats at $5, here exclu
sively. Stetson's real nutria, $6.
Stetson's 3X beaver hats, $8.
Some exclusively controlled lines.
Mossant Freres et Vallon soft hats,
$4, in which King Edward green
seems to be the "popular shade.
Tress & Co., London, stiff hats, $5.
Knapp Felt stiff hats, $4, and
Knapp-Felt De Luxe derby s, $6.
Rich permanent coloring not af
fected by weather or climate.
Thousands of Acres Are to Be
Thrown Open
Los Angeles, March 17. Under a new
system of colonizing, 25,000 acres of
California fruit and farm lands are
now offered to the public. By this new
plan actual settlement is not compul
sory. - You can have your land im
proved and cultivated without leaving
your present business until ready. Any
person having 150 or more can secure
five to forty acres without any pay
ment for the land and for small outlay
can have their land cultivated, set to
fruit trees and guaranteed a profit of
not less than 25 an acre. If you will
write to the National Homestead As
sociation, 616 Chamber of Commerce
building, Los Angeles, Cal., inclosing
25 cents, money or Btamps, they will
send you the National Homestead, a
monthly publication, six months, their
new plan book and free land certificate.
These publications are worth hundreds
of dollars to those seeking to better
their condition: They tell how $100 to
$500 per acre can be made from Cali
fornia orchards' and farms. The op
portunity is unusual and will bring in
dependence or modest fortune to those
seeking it, or those desiring to make a
home in the genial clime of Southern
California, near Los Angeles.
No Better
Meat products can be had
than those of the Ohas.
Wolff Pkg. Co. Evexy
detail is carefully looked
after ,and you are assured
of absolute purity and
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A striking portrait of Admiral Evans and his son. Lieutenant Frank
Taylor Evans, taken on the quarterdeck of the flagship Connecticut. There
is a striking facial resemblance between the head of the big fleet and his
son. Particularly have they the same firm mouth and Jaw.
nrobably fortunate that we did not un
derstand Spanish. ,
But it is time that we leave Tor tne snip
again as she is due to sail in less than an
hour for another two weeks run of 4,444
miles to Cape Town.
$1,000 was accompanied by a note
which said that his gift was "an ex
pression of his appreciation of the
noble service and heroic character of
those brave men whose lives are so
constantly in peril on behalf of their
fellow men."
A Kansas City, Kansas, Railroad Man
Stumbled to His Death.
Kansas City, Kan., March 18.
Robert Smyth, 35 years old. a railroad
man, whose home was in Rock Island
place, fell in South Eighteenth street
last night and broke his neck. He
died in a few minutes.
Early last night Smyth went to visit
a house at 307 South Eighteenth
street, in which lay the body of his
friend, William Oudekirk who died
yesterday. On entering the death
chamber Smyth was beside himself
with grief. He approached the body
of his friend and was about to disturb
it. Other friends of the dead man re
He ran down the steps and across
the street toward his home. In the
middle of the street he stumbled and
fell. Friends ran to assist him.- A
slight bruise on the forehead was the
only injury noticeable. A physioian
was summoned, but Smyth waa dying.
The fall had broken his neck.
Rockefeller Gives $1,000.
New York, March 18. John D.
Rockefeller yetserday subscribed $1,
000 to the Kruger and Firemen's fund.
With this and other subscriptions re
ceived on Tuesday the fund has been
brouarht to the errand total of $22.-
569.13. Mr. Rockefeller's check for
Another Tetrazzini to Be Heard.
New Tork, March 18. A coming
operatic event that is exciting interest
is the announced reappearance upon
the opera stage in New York of Mme,
Clefonts Campanini, wife of the con
ductor of the Manhattan opera house,
known on the stage as Eva Tetraz
zini, and sister of Luisa Tetrazzini, the
well known colorature soprano, now
singing with the Hammerstein com
pany. Mme. Campanini has not been
heard here since 1888. when she sang
in "Othello," with Italo Campanini as
tenor at the Academy of Music. On
her reappearance, March 27, she will
sing in Giordano's "Andrea Chenier."
Portland. Oregon.
Everj- night at 7:35 a Pullman tour
ist sleeping; car leaves Topeka via the
Union Pacific R. R. which goes
through tc Portland, Oregon, without
change. There is no better way to
reach all of the great Pacific north
Makes blood and muscle faster than any
other remedy. Gives health, strength and
vitality. Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea
towerB above all other remedies for mak
ing sick people well, and well people
"weller." 35c. Tea or tablets. Fred T.
The Prudential Trust company often
for sale high class, carefully selected
and inspected Kansas municipal bonda
Individual deposits in 65
business days. A good
starter, don't you think?
Third and Kansas Ave. -
Keep it in your mind that
this store is here for you t
for we keep it in our
minds 1
Kansas Ave.
The Time to Prepare
For Death is While You
. are Living. The
National Life Insurance Co.
Prepares You for the Future
. Dead or Alive. Talk
it over with
Room 20, Colombian Bldg. .
There are a great many bar
gains advertised tonight.. 1

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