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THE TOEKA DAILY STATE JOXJRFAI S ATlTBD AY EVENINa, DECEMBER 19, 1808.
POLICE JOTTINGS. svto Button They don't teaKout. Cost McCIafferty Dear ' "Spike" Cidt r. to Fined $100 . and Sent to Jail for Thirty Days. ecicrt. The Gordon is an ex ceptionally good Collar. Its style is becoming, it is correct in highth and it fits so snug: and easy that you actually forget it's around the' neck. Collars 2fo Mi Of as Tit a fact that collar weams everywhere recognize (hat the " UNOCORD eyelet battoB-kotcs worked only into Silver Brand Collars are the easiest to bwttoa and unbutton and that they don't tear cmt. If you were a student of comfort to the extent of securing it for your self in its largest degree, your Collars would certainly receive greater consideration. Most Collars are disagreeably annoying because of quickly frayed edges and torn buttonholes. Not so with SILVER BRAND COLLARS how ever, they are made to wear with comfort and, havinar special folds that do not crack so quickly and "UNOCORD" buttonholes that don't tear out, they insure better fit and longer That's why particular dressers sccept them as the best 2 for 25c Collars made. si' 2c far Two Ottawa, Robinson, Marshall & Co. h a m m PET Jl JACKSOX'S TRIAL Drank Bad Whisky , and by the Way. Fell A Turkey Dinner -for City Jail Inmates Christmas. WAS ONLY A DREAM. 2Vo Resurrection of John Gerdom; Missing tor Many Years.. A story, erroneous In almost every respect came out this morning to the effect that John Gerdom, who has been missing: from Topeka ' for over thirteen years and who has been legal y dead for seven years, had reappear ed and the case would cause all kinds of legal proceedings and trouble in the family and lodge circles. John Ger dom disappeared rom his home in To peka in 1895 and has not been seen since. The report this morning stated that he was seen in the Simms laundry in JCorth Topeka asking for his wife. He was said to be mentally unbalanced and disappeared from the laundry in the same manner he appeared. The truth of the matter is that his brother William Gerdom was inquiring con cerning his wife in the laundry and John was never thought of. Further more, none of the girls working in the Simms laundry know anything of Ger dom and are not acquainted with him. It is stated that one of the girls "called him by name, and sought to quiet him. telling him that his wife was nor.there." The legal trouble said to have been caused over the alleged appearance of John Gerdom originated in the ef forts of the Modern Woodmen to keep the young man's father from collecting the life insurance. When Gerdom disappeared his father, after a series of tights through all of the courts of the state, succeeded in collecting the life insurance of the son. It was "thought" by the morning report that the lodge would have a chance to claim their money. When interviewed by a State Jour nal reporter this morning the father of the young man in question, C. Joseph Gerdom. who runs a machine shop at 820 Kansas avenue, denied the whole story and was very indignant about the false statements. "Have you heard anything from your son?" was asked. "I have not heard a word in over a dozen years and there is no truth in that article this morning." "Dou you think there is anything to the laundry story?" was the question Intercepted. "I know that it is untrue. I don't know a thing about my boy." . It was plain that the old father was unaware of anything pertaining to the whereabouts of the son and he was left co himself. He was not in very good humor when seen by the re porter this morning.' County Commissioner Frank Simms, the proprietor cf the Simms laundry in Xorth Topeka. denied the story this morning. He said that the whole thing originated from the inquiry of William Gerdom for his wife. In short the history of the affair runs like this: John Gerdom, the son of Joseph Gerdom, disappeared from his home in Topeka thirteen years ago. He was at one time a pressman in the employ of the State Journal. He was a member of Sunflower camp No. 536, of the Modern Wood men and carried $2,000 insurance. For seven years during his son's ab sence the father paid the dues of the son in the lodge and then he claimed the insurance. After suit against the Woodmen in the district court and the supreme court the -old man received the insurance together with the in terest for seven years. Nothing has been seen or heard of John Gerdom since. It is confidently 'claimed that he was killed in a freight train wreck between here and Junction City at the time of his disappearance from To peka. Several unidentified "bodies were taken from.-the burned and shat tered caboose of the wrecked train. STIUKK IS GENERAL. Glass Manufacturers Will Mept; Tues day to Take Action. Cleveland, Dec. 19. Advices re-? ceived at the headquarters of Ihe Na tional Window Glass Workers indicate "that the members of the - union' quit work generally throughout thefcountry this morning in order to enforce the adoption of the new wage scale which carries an increase of practically 25 per cent. Among the plants that are said to have signed the new scale in addition to the American Widow Glass company at Pittsburg are those at Kane, Pa., Shinglehouse, Pa., El dred. Pa., and Fredonia, Kan. President Faulkner of the Window Glass Workers union said today that about 200 pots were in operation this morning compared with 1,700 yester day. This means that about 500 skill ed men are at work and 4.000 idle. A meeting of the manufacturers will be held at Columbus, O., next Tuesday to take action relative to the new wage scale. EXIT MRS. AliBIE RICE. Central Fignre.in Rnstin Trial to live in Idaho. Omaha. Neb.. Dec. 19. Mrs. Ahhin Rice, the central figure in the trial of Charles E. Davis, who recently was acquitted of the charge of killing Dr. Frederick Rustin, is said to have started yesterday for Boise, Idaho, where she has a sister living. Mrs. Rice previously expressed the Inten tion of rejoining her husband from whom she had been separated. Rice lives in Boston. That apple cider may. not be the mild and unassuming, beverage generally supposed, and to be taken "with. Im punity by women and children" .wa3 the evidence 'produced in the police court to convict Peg Leg McCIafferty of maintaining a nuisance. Such as tounding evidence puts doughnuts and cider in a class with pretzels and beer and this autumnal delicacy is likely to come under the ban of the legislature. This defamation of hitherto harmless cider is. the work of Prof. Lovewell, formerly of Washburn college. Doubt less the professor forgets that cider and apples and doughnuts and marsh mallows have lone bee n th i-ii la with freshman gatherings on the banks of the,Shunganunga around a great log fire. Now he finds over 6 per cent ai cohbl in the childish drink, but the specimen was taken from a place where real booze may somehow have become mixed with it. A month or so ago Chief Eaton de cided that Peg Leg could be convicted and had him and- his assortment of drinks brought up from his place of business at the corner of Second and the Avenue. Peg Leg is one of the vet eran booze men of Topeka. When the "dry" administration came on Peg be gan sousing his "dry" drinks. His trial has been postponed from time to time because he was never found sober enough to talk when the police went after him. However, perseverance won, and upon the evidence that he sold intoxi cating liquors and also slandered in nocent apple cider Judge S. S. Urmy fined Peg Leg $100 and 30 days in jail. Fritz Durein, another veteran jointr ist, has Just finished a 30 day stay In the jail and unless Peg appeals, he will fitly take the place just vacated. ; A trio of Greeks, who commanded but a spluttering of English, were found this morning at the Union Pa cific depot by Officer Fribance dousing tneir parched throats with bad booze. "What's name?" said one to the officer. "Fribance,", was the reply. "Well's all right," attempted the Greek, "I dou mind you, but 'd Kansas.' " Taken to the station they gave the names of D.ennis Spatter, John Doe Papps, Stathes Matiatol. They pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and were fined $5 each. All of them had money. They had probably come to work on the dikes. Pete Jackson, am Indian from Holton, arrived in Topeka last night and im mediately went on the war path. Charging up and down the streets and alleys, he drank in courage at every step. When found by Officer Costello, he had already killed an entire cohort of the White Horse and was beginning to waver and falter in his rushes. Weak and dizzy he was locked in the city Jail over night. . Early this morning two of his brigands from the Holton Highlands approached and demanded - admittance to the dungeon. Jailer La wson.' always suspecting, promptly searched the call ers and found two quarts of special Honeydew Blend. Satisfied that they were empty handed, the Indians were allowed to speak with their comrade, if that is what did, anyhow after a long continued succession of grunts, it was learned that one of the party had de parted for Holton for money to pay the fine of $5 and . would return before night. Meanwhile an examination was being made of the whisky. .'One bottle was branded "Special Blend" and from the Chesterfield pharmacy, the other was something "special" and bottled by the same pharmacy itself. Now this bot tling business is very likely not a To peka legitimacy, so the two friendly In dians who appeared in all good faith were held pending an investigation. Their names are Geno Marshall, a single man, and Frank Shoptif, mar ried, both farmers from Holton. The whisky sold these Indians and negroes is supposed to be some sort of concoc tion which is not wnisky at an. ine simple test of fire for alcohol on that taken from the Indians failed entirely. Two negro crooks, who never were known to work but always have Sriends and a little money, John Ewing and James Jordan, were arrested yesterday rlr, warrants onnrennfir tnem with, uer petually hanging about gambling and disorderly houses. They will be tried 1 .... Vasr . - ,'.:-W"V. I Gift of Thought! ulness Give gifts that mean something. The ideal Christmas gift is that which com prises in itself utility as well as beauty. A piece of Furniture is an enduring nd con stantly present reminder of the giver. The four floors of tnis building are packed with a tempting array of beautiful cabinet made furniture. Quality, style, durability and economy are magnificently represented. OPEN EVENINGS NEXT WEEK I -THESE ARE ALWAYS ACCEPTABLE- Monday and Tuesday we give 10 per cent oif prices of the new 1908 pat terns. See them Best makes of Rugs in this country. . Couches $8.00 to S85.00 -Chiffpniers......v..!.!.$900 to $75.00 Davenports. .. $20.00 to $85.00 China Closets $15.00 to $75.00 Center Tables... . . . . $1 ,QQ to $50.00 Music Cabinets ...... $7.00 to $30.00 Morris Chairs. $6.50 to $25.00 Extension Tables . . $7.00 to $60.00 Ruqs . .,, . $ 1.25 to $75.00 626 Kan. Ave. ANY MAN OF TASTE WILL APPRECIATE A BOX OF ! Tr. 5 c CIGARS Because they are a good big cigar, made of long clean Havana filler and an excellent grade of Summatra wrap per. There is something about the rich flavor and delightful aroma, which makes them a long, sweet and satisfy ing smoke, the requirements demanded by discriminating smokers. The constantly increasing sales of this ciwar can be exnUuned by no others reason, than true merit and quality. By its unequalled value as a 5 cent cigar and its never varying high quality it has won Its way into the popular favor of thousands of Topeka smokers. For sale by all dealers In high grade cigars. . , ..... Holiday Boxes $1.00 LDIES: If you are in doubt as 'to the brand of cigars to select for him, do not hesitate about getting a box of J. R. S. If you are in doubt as to his present, (whether cigars. or something else) do not hesitate. Give him what he wants and what he is likely to appreciate, most. If he is a smoker he'll- certainly appreciate cigars more than any thing, eise. you could get and if he likes GOOP cigars, he'll like J. It. S. You will find them at all reliable dealers, packed in holiday boxes, at $1.00 and up. SPETTER, M North Kansas Ave. Distributor. this evening in police court. Certain evidence is hard to And. The intricacy of the workings in the Bottoms baffles the police. Although sure of a gam bling house or a nuisance, when they gain an entrance there is no evidence to be found. This district is further protecting itself from the police by having all phones taken out. At pres ent there are but two or three tele phones available for the patrol call. The threatened snow sems to have aroused the insane people worse than a full moon. S. H. Bennett was found prowling about the river front at 1 o'clock last night. Bennett has just es caped from the asylum and will be re turned N. H. Cedarstrom, a North To peka painter, was taken Thursday and sent over to the county jail to await trial much to the distaste of the keeper. In view of Christmas, the police de partment are all paid the month's sal ary at midmonth which is about as much an appreciated kindness as could be done at this season. An extra dinner of turkey and cran berry sauce and other Yuletide delica cies will be served to the city prisoners Christmas is the plan of the chief. It is epected that an unusually- large table .n i for the White Horse Gang begins its depredations early in the morning or mat uu. Fred W Brown, from Kansas Cityi an old enough fellow to know better, 1 got drunk in Topeka last evening and,, insulted some little girls who wereon the street. He was arrested by De tective Hopkins but at court this morn, ing was not prosecuted except for being; drunk, for which he paid $5. IMPRISONMENT FOR LIFE. Is Sentence of Mrs. Morton for Dyna .mitiug Ogden Home. Oakland, Cal., Dec. 19. Mrs. Isar bella J. Martin, who was convicted of conspiracy in . the dynamiting the home of Judge Ogden in this city, was sentenced today to Imprisonment for life. . DOES THIS SLIT YOU? M. Weightman, jr., the enterprising druggist of Ninth and Kansas avenue, having such a large run on "Hindipo," the new Kidney Cure and Nerve Tonic, and hear it so highly praised that he now tsffers to guarantee it in every case to cure all forms of Kid ney! Troubles and Nervous' Disorders. : He pays for It if it does not give you entire satisfaction. If you use it, it is . his risk, not yours. A 50-cent box. .Blue Lable Extra Strength, Jl.'OO, sent by mail under positive guarantee. HIS MONEY WAS GONE. Salina Man Robbed of Several Hun dred Dollars in Kansas City. ' Kansas City, Dec. 19 When William Chi.twood of Salina, Kan., arrived in Kansas City, he- was accompanied by C. L. Arterburn, who also hailed from Salina. The two men became friends on the train and went to the Metropoli tan hotel for the night. The clerk as signed them to the same room. Chit wood retired at 11:30 and woke up at 4 in the morning. His Salina friend was up and dressed and was taking a soci able1 drink v'ithr' the clerk, Mitchell Jeffries.' Chitwof ' was Invited to par take of the redeye liquor, and accepted tUe invitation.. Desiring to know, ihe time, Chitwood looked at-'his 'watch.'but it was gone and then he discovered that his money, $616 in silver, was missing. His friend and the clerk said they knew nothing about it.-Chitwood was not suspicious of the clerk or his friend.' Patrolmen Richard Elliott and John Withrow, arrested Arterburn and Jef fries later and booked them for investi gation. - . ... New 'Western Postmasters. , Washington, Dec. 19. These postmas ters have been appointed: Kansas Boi court, Linn county, Isaac E. Matthew, m .--- . f it. f iTi ill il it Tiling iMnfnTi JsiTirlfr si J" VTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTi I Special Far Saturday Evening From 7 o'Clock Until Closing Time Monarch Asparagus Tips per can. ; 30c Durkee's Salad Dressing per bottle. ....... .20o Hallowee Dates 4. pounds for, ............ .2 5 $ Evergreen Wreathing per yard 5C King Oscar Sardines per can . . .. QQ Almonds per pound 1 gc English Walnuts per pound J g0 t Pecans- -per pound ............. r. 1 So Filberts per pound .... ........... lg0 Brazils per pound 1 8c Home-Made Sausage per pound . . . .'. , ... ... 1 On ! Wm. Green & Son Grocery Co, ITS Hn.1 TE3T U ' LU VS 'T?EBST0Ui.iTV term B lH G WrO'l'. STRAiGKIICiSAR always reliable ; USWlt' t'ACIOK V i'ocria. $L. C. C. SMITH5 Merchant Police Ind. Tel. 0532 2. 2005 Harrison St. vice G. IT. Matthews, resigned. Okla homa Blanco, Pittsburg county, Martin T. Savage, vice J. A. Weathers, resign ed ;.. Charleston, Harper, county, Robert B. Daley, vice C. J.. Eilerts,. resigned. HOME-GROWN Christmas Plants Azaleas Cyclamens, Poinsettias, Gloria de Loraine, Begonia, Ferns and Hyacinths A GIFT THAT WILL PLEASE HER HUBBARD'S Bell 10520 Kan. Ave. Ind. 42