THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL MONDAY. EVENING, FEBRUARY 1, 1909.
Do prices interest you? Then look these over. We are so crowded for room we have contracted to build another story on
our building But it will take 60 davs to do that, and in order to make room and push business this usually dull month we
have concluded to SLAUGHTER PRICES AND DISREGARD PROFITS. Come at once if you wish some of these BARGAINS
Save $7.50 on this Davenport
This Davenport is solid oak frame covered with
checked velour in reds and greens. A fine box un
derneath for clothes or bedding. Regular $30.00.
Go in this February Discount Sale, 22 50
You can find many unusually big bar
gains in our Drapery and Carpet Depart
ment. Although Spring stocks are in,
we have made big reductions to make
sales big this month. You profit.
This Sideboard $15.75
This Sideboard is a large imi
tation quartered oak with a nice
large bevel French Glass. This
Sideboard sold regular, $21.90.
Go in this February 1 C 7C
Discount Sale, only O
These $9 Couches Only $5.98
This is the finest medium priced Couch on the market. Cov
ered with figured velour, full spring, oak frame, bolted claw feet
3. If you want comething for a little money these C QO
big bargains. Was $9. Go in this February Discount Sale, P.20
Sewing Machine $14.50
This machine is 5-drawer, solid oak
frame, drop head, fine Japanned iron
frame, full nickel attachments. We
have sold over 500 of these machines
in the city of Topeka. We warrant
them for 10 years. We are jobbers
for these Sewing Machines for the
state of Kansas. As we have no
agents here you can buy them at
wholesale. Will sell them on .pay-
$16.50 Dressers $12.50
This Dresser is a large serpen
tine base with a fine French 24x30
bevel glass, empire quartered oak.
This Dresser would be good for
any spare room, finely finished.
Was $16.50. Go b this o (-f
February Discount Sale, only P A itOvJ
0 you know of anyone who is going to buy a PIANO? Bring them in and if
we can not save them $50.00 or a $100.00 on a PIANO we will
This is a fine oak case, 7i octaves,
ivory keys, warranted for 10 years.
We have sold 50 of these fine Pianos
the last two years and every one has
1L given the best of satisfaction as to
" I tone and workmanship , and quality.
4 itearuiar szzo.uu. vve are soms to
sell 10 of these fine
$10.00 down and $6.00 per month.
We will give extra 5 per cent off for
If you can not bring them in, telephone us or
tell us about it, and if we sell them we will have
a nice present for you.
We have sold over 500 Hobart M. Cable Pianos
and not a dissatisfied customer.
How is that for a bargain. Fine
machine, too. Come in and hear it.
We have a full stock of Edison
Phonographs, Victor and Zon-o-Phone
Talking Machines sold on
easy payments. On sale now, the
February Edison Gold Moulded Records,
35c: and Edison Amberol Records, 50c.
. EM AH EE R
517 and 519 Kansas Avenue
A Free for All Fight on Kansas
Started Over an Insult Offered
to a Woman.
MANY KNOCK DOWNS.
But No One Is Seriously Injured
Men Arrested Make Deposits and
A great and enjoyable free-for-all
street fight covering a half block of the
best business section and a half hour
of time was Instigated by an insult to
a -woman by three half drunken men
last night at 10 o'clock.
The drummer of the Elite theater
named Jackson, with his wife, walked
up Kansas avenue and stopped at the
hallway leading to the stair up to the
Sioane dental rooms at 728. Jackson
went up the stairs for something, his
wife waiting for him at the street door.
Three men, Rudolph Thorpe and J. R.
Cooler, half drunk, and Walter Lewis,
ciulte drunk, who were following the
couple, stopped to make some remarks
to the woman, inviting her to go some
where with them which frightened her
and she fled upstairs to her husband for
protection. Jackson Invited them up
and they Invited him down. Neither
came, but some one hearing the noise
looked in to see what was doing and
got punched in the face by one of the
men, six more fellows, one of whom
was A. G. Ham of the Green grocery,
also glanced that way and were at
tacked by the party and in a good mix
which drew a few spectators the band
retreated to the Curtis drug store and
the three took to their hallway. After
that the men, fired by the song of vic
tory, jumped out at all passers to in
quire what they wanted and to help
them on their way. C. L. Scott, hearing
the commotion, investigated and called
tite police station for the trouble men.
Just then an elderly man with gray
hair walked by and one of the men
hopped out to meet him and found the
old man had a reach not unlike that
of the neckless Kitz. Help came from
the hallway but a good Swede, some
thing of a "Battler" himself, also ar
rived and others joined in the fray un
til it looked like the whole east side
of the street was covered with con
testants. A good crowd had gathered
to witness the affray and help a little
when necessary and Dr. Sioane looking
from his window onto the street could
see, as he says, three or four struggling
men on the sidewalk at a time when
the police arrived and caught two of
the disturbers of the peace and sancti
ty, Thorpe and Cooley. Later on Lewis,
who was still unsatisfied, started to
continue the engagement with anyone
he met down the street, was also cap
tured. No one had been seriously hurt
but any number had fallen to the bricks.
The three men taken to the station
gave $10 bonds and were released until
Three late hour clerks of the
Thompson Hardware company. J. H.
Heifer, Henry L. Babst, E. Alexander,
were returning from way down some
where near the river about 1 o'clock
Sunday morning and in passing some
construction work near the new paper
factory, they espied a red light.
What drove them to the fiendish act,
whether that the light merely meant
danger, or prompted by the owlish
hour, they fell upon that red light
and demolished it and were caught in
the doing by Officer England who
took the clerks to the jailer, who in
turn took bonds from each of them,
Jo each, to appear for trial, charged
with disorderly conduct.
Sapho herself, Vella Sapho, fell to
so ungainly an occupation as fighting
with drain tiling last night and broke
several sections on a recreant lover.
Down in front of the Gillett & Nichol
son coal office at the corner of First
street and Kansas avenue, a pile of
drain tiling joints have been left
awaiting their usage. Sapho, another
woman, and a man were seen last
night at 8:30 exploding profanely
and hurling tiling at one another.
From the distance Sapho was seen to
seize one of the heavy joints, raise it
above her head and swing it onto the
pate of the man while the other
woman flung one at her. When they
heard the officer running up and
all "scattered. The officer who was
with England knowing he could run
but one way started after Sapho and
found her quite nimble for he
chased her clear to Jefferson street
where she stumbled into an alley and
was caught. Sapho may be jealous
but she won't "peach" on the others
and will stand trial alone.
As L. J. Hilty, the elderly proprie
tor of the Apex cafe, was returning
from North Topeka and had just
stepped onto the bridge two men,
one white, the other a negro, walked
up on either side of him and inform
ed him that they needed his money.
He was walking with his hands in his
trousers pockets and one hand
grasped the money. The men had
taken hold of his arms while his
hands were in his pockets so he had
little action, yet he got enough force
into a back elbow punch into the sol
ra plexus of the white to put him to
the mat, then he swung the right to
the colored jaw and flew over the
river without waiting to administer
the count on his knockouts. The po
lice were not asked to look up the
highwaymen as no identification
could be made of them.
W. D. Henson, the newspaper man
who was arrested in the U. P. yards
some months ago with the two Chris
tian sisters, Blanche and Viola, who
were traveling with him as men and
in men's clothes, has written to the
chief for some keys which he had
been unable to get when he left as
they had been given to Mrs. Thorp
the matron, by Viola. Henson is now
at headquarters in Toronto, Canada,
where he is assistant secretary of the
Canadian Newspaper asoclation. VThen
he was arrested he was well dressed,
though the girls were filthy from
traveling in box cars, but were ex
ceptionally good looking. He never
said how long or why he was with
the girls, and it is still a mystery to
Jon Melenson, Cheavey Boyer,
and Floyd Harris were the "over Sun
day plain drunks and Ralph Taylor
the wayfaring vag.
Another bicyclist, Albert Sawyer, a
colored boy riding for a grocery was
arrested Saturday evening for riding
on the sidewalk and must pay the fine
What a difference a block may
make. The Turner gang of colored
men arrested for gambling a week
ago. were credited in these columns
with being found in the house of Tur
ner's at No. 304 East Fourth street.
But the patrol had in reality turned
down Third street and found the
gang at the number stated which is
just across the alley from 304 East
Fourth, where resides a perfectly nice
ROBERT PIGG IS DIVORCED.
Wife Is Granted the Decree by Judge
Robert Pigg is a single man again,
Judge Dana having granted his wife a
decree of divorce but this does not
make him a free man as he is serving
a six months' sentence in the county
jail for violating the prohibitory laws
of the state. Owing to the restraint
under which he is laborine at the pres
ent time the defendant was not present
to contest the divorce proceedings.
It has been but a short time since
the woman who secured a divorce was
circulating a petition, asking for the re
lease of her husband. In her petition
she alleged nonsupport and the reason
for the nonsupport is evident when the
charitable stop to consider that Robert
Pigg is an inmate of the county jail.
Pigg has for years been one of the
most persistent violators of the pro
hibitory law and the present trouble is
not his first by any means. Mrs. Pigg
was given possession of the household
goods and her maiden name of Ada
Murphy was restored by Judge Dana's
TO BE TORN DOWN.
Sherman House to Be Replaced by
Chicago, Feb. 1. It is definitely
announced that the Sherman house
will be torn down and work on a two
million dollar structure started within
a week after the next New Year's- day.
With the destruction of the time
honored hotel will pass memories of
men and women, famous in many
walks of life, who have foregathered
and lingered within its walls during
their visits to Chicago.
Not even the name of the place is
to remain. Along with the other
changes the Sherman house is to be
changed to the Hotel Sherman and
the leather cushioned corners of the
lobby, where political schemes have
been hatched and theatrical stars
created over night, within a year will
have become memories of the house
that used to be.
The Sherman, house was built in
1874 by Frank Sherman and first open
ed as a hotel by Munson Brothers of
Boston. Subsequently the hotel was
operated by Hulbert & Bissell, and
the late J. Irving Pierce and Joseph
Beifleld. who came into possession of
the place in 1902.
Conference of Teachers at the National
The national tuberculosis exhibit
started out on the second week in To
peka Sunday with a large crowd at
tending. The exhibit seems to be gain
ing in popularity every day and the
people of the city are taking a great
amount of interest in the work. The
bulletins and warnings sent out by
Secretary Crumbine referring to the
exhibit and quoting advice as given out
by the, display in Topeka have been
published broadcast over the state by
practically every newspaper in Kansas
and the effect of the Topeka exhibit
will be gratifying to the officers as well
as the public.
Todav and tomorrow will be "school
davs" with the tuberculosis exhibitors
and this afternoon there is a confer
ence of the teachers of the public and
private schools of the county and city.
The prevention of the spread of tuber
culosis germs will be discussed and lec
tures wil be given by Drs. D. M. Fisk.
R. R. Magee (stereopticon). C. W.
Swartz and M. R. Mitchell.. Mr. W. J.
V Deacon will also speak to the teach
ers. It is the object of the superin
tendents of the schools of the city to
have all the children possible attend
the lectures. After the instruction
given the teachers and the result of
their conference has been recorded the
teachers will give lectures to their
classes on the subject of tuberculosis.
The programme for this evening and
tomorrow is as follows:
This evening, 7:30 p. -m. Stereop
8:00 p. m. Subject, "Tuberculosis
in Children." Chairman, Dr. T. W.
Peers, Dr. L. M. Powell, Dr. J. B.
Tower, Dr. J. A. Crabb.
Tomorrow. 10 a. m. to 6 p. m. Spe
cial Students of city schools.
7:30 p. m. Stereopticon talk.
8:00 Symposium, "Tuberculosis in
Its Surgical Aspects." Dr. L. H. Munn,
Dr. J. C. McClintock. Dr. M. C. Porter,
Dr. W. D. Storrs. Dr. W. F. Bo wen.
Brown (expatiating on the merits of his
latest motor car bargain) I don't say she's
much to look at. hut you should see the
way she takes a hill! Friend (callously)
Up or down? Punch.
Federal Judge John C. Pollock is
holding court at Muskogee and it will
be at least a week before he returns
A delegation of Wichita boomers
are in Topeka today arranging to land
the Kansas Editorial association
meeting for next year.
The police have in their possession
a black lap robe which was taken from
a youth who was attempting to pawn
it. though they have no clew to the
The Glenwood hotel is headquarters
for the delegates who are attending the
annual meeting of the State Society of
Labor and Industry which is in ses
sion in Topeka this week.
Five cars of material have arrived
in Topeka which are to be used by the
Santa Fe in constructing a bridge
across the Kaw which is to take the
place of the one now in use.
According to the almanac but six
weeks more of winter remains though
it does not follow that the present
springlike weather will prevail until
The forty-fourth anniversary of
the founding of Washburn college
which occurs February 6. will be
celebrated in a fitting manner at
Washburn this week.
Governor Stubbs has issued his first
proclamation in which he recommends
that the residents of Kaisas celebrate
the birth of Abraham Lincoln on the
12th day of the present month.
Ernest C. Quigley, who is well
known in Topeka, has been selected
as manager for the Salina Central
Kansas ball team and promises to
place a winning team in the field.
Tomorrow is ground hog day, and
the weather for the next few days
according to the old fashioned
weather forecaster, will depend upon
the ground hog seeing or not seeing
Secretary George Lerrigo of the
Central Y. M. C. A. announces that
the men's meetings which have been
conducted at the Majestic theater
during the winter every Sunday, will
Herr Bruno Schwartze Rigierungs
barimeister is the lengthy name of a
Topeka visitor who left for California
Sunday, after having been In Topeka
for several days visiting and inspect
ing the Santa Fe railway properties.
He is the president of the Prussian
State Railway company and lives in
A Tyior street woman, who cleaned
her skirt with gasoline Sunday, was
severely burned by an explosion which
followed and the point is being used
by anti-Sunday workers as an argu
ment in their favor.
Som; one blundered in reporting an
arrest made by the police last week
and gave the number as 304 East
Fourth street, when the item should
have stated that the arrest was mad
on East Third street.
Brick Owens, the American asso
ciation' umpire who will take ticket
at a local theater this week, arrived
from Kansas City this morning ac
companied by Mrs. Owens. Owens
formerly umpired in Topeka.
The new bridge which is to be con
structed by the Santa Fe Railroad
company will be two feet higher than
the structure in use at the present
time, which will necessitate raising the
tracks on both sides of the, river.
A number of prominent Topeka mu
sicians have arranged a programme
which will be given at the association
building, corner of Fourth and Jack
son streets, on February 9 for the
benefit of the Provident association.
Governor Harry Richter who oc
cupied the room in the Copeland
hotel in which I. E. Lambert burned
to death, almost steadily for twelve
years, was called to Chicago a few
days before the fire, by a business en
gagement. The badges which are worn by the
members of the Kansas Editorial
association admit the members to
free transportation over the lines of
the Topeka Railway company, a
courtesy granted by that company to
"I notice that Kansas has lost 34 4
resident of the state at one move."
commented an amateur statistician,
"but as they were accompanied from
the. penitentiary at Lansing to a similar
institution in Oklahoma by sheriffs. I
guess that Kansas can stand the loss."
The report of the officers of the
Topeka Rebate rebate association. In
dicates that the organization brought
JS7.000 worth of business to Topeka
during the first year of its existence
which has just closed, at a cost of
$4,000 to the merchants who are
members of the association.
Xodd-Po you think it in poatiilile for a
man to live in New York on tn thousand
a year? Todd He tniKht If he rod. on
street cars, took only one paper and lived
on prunes. Life. i
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