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THE TOPFKA DAILY STATE .TOTTRNAIi DECEMBER, 20, 1913 TM Abounds in Beautiful and Useful Articles for Christmas Giving $5 Umbrellas,Christ mas Special $3.50 You can buy an excellent Um brella worth $5.00, with good cover of silk-and-linen for $3.50 at this store. We have these in both 26 and 28-lnch sizes, for men and women. Wood han dles In dark mission style with gold or silver trimmings. Give Glove Bonds When you are in doubt what size and color of glove3 to give present our Glove Bonds, which enable the re cipient to make the selection. You can give any num ber of pairs or any quality desired in this way, the amount paid does not appear on the bond. Veils Make Charming Gifts and iiere are veils to suit the fancy of every woman. Newest Mesh Veils in white with hand-chenille dots; shadow lace in black, white, magpie, taupe, amber, wis taria, purple, 50, 75, $1.00 yd. Chifon veiling;, yard wide, satin bordered all colors, yd 60. Motor Veils of chiffon, 2 yds. long-, hemstitched, moisture-proof, staple colors, American beauty, coral, green, and other novelty colors. Each $2.50. Lighter Chiffon Veils in staple colors, each $1.25. AVIATIO'V CAPS crocheted from eiderdown yarn, for 50c and $1.00. MOTOR HOODS Warm. knitted hoods, quaint and be coming $1.00 to $3.50. flJPJ nn Kxtra Good Umbrellas' In a pJW large assortment of taste ful handles; siitable for men. and' women; 26 and 28-inch frames; silk covers. Other styles In a wide range of prices from $1.00 to $12.00. Phoenix Guaranteed Siik Hose Aside from the beauty of quality that distinguishes Women's Phoenix Silk Hose, you have the advantage, when giving them, of making an unfailingly pleasing gift. For Phoenix Hose are sold under an absolute guarantee of satisfactory wear. Both sheer and heavy weight 4 pairs tastefully boxed, $3.00. Boudoir Caps A dainty gift for girl one of these fluffy lace caps of net, bor dered with shadow lace or pleated net a shir of ribbon arount it, or a captivating little bow tucked in above the frill 65c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50. Good Jewelry in Unusual Patterns Many a happy choice can be made at the Jewelry counter where countless beautiful ornaments and useful pieces are arrayed for your selection. LaVallieres of exquisite workmanship, with delicately wrought pendants, or mounted jewels suspended from the fin est gold, silver or gunmetal chains at $1.50 to $25.00. Coat and Fan Chains of platinum and silver, 50c to $10.00. Bar Pins, Beauty Pins, and Brooches, from 25c to $10.00. And Many Other Valuable Pieces. Silk Hosiery Special 75c One of our lines of regular wom en's $1.00 Silk Hose, in black only, will be on sale Saturday at 75c. A great chance for Christmas gift seekers, as these hose are of pure thread silk, with top, toe, heel and sole of lisle thread. $1.25 Wayne Knit Silk Hose $1.00 A small assortment of these fine all silk black hose, in small sizes high spliced heel, toe, and sole reinforced with lisle thread. Satur day, $1.00. Neckwear The gift that every woman loves choose from Jabots, stocks and French bows of all styles 25c, 50c, 75c and $1. Silk Scarfs plain, figured, and painted crepes, $1.25 to $5.00. Silk Mull scarfs, 50c and 75c. Lace Searfs black and white, $2.50 to $10.00. Sash and Hair Bow Ribbons Very special qualities handsome brocaded ribbons for sashes and hair bows are selling here at 85c and 45c yard. There are many new patterns in light blue, pink and white and we tie these bows in the newest and prettiest style with out extra charge. Gloves Your gift is sure to be one that will be appreciated if you send Kid Gloves there is nothing a woman likes better. The new styles in Perrin street and dress Gloves have recently arrived from France. Gifts That Men Like Ties, shirts, hose, handkerchiefs, and gloves that men would select for themselves are here for women to choose from when seeking suitable gifts. Our Men's Dept. offers a. wide range of choice in these and all other Items of men's wear that belong in a Furnishing store. flniio ne Perrin' s KTVfJ Uy $im 75 gloves for men Special g? S.ff $1A5 New Bath Robes for Gifts One of the best gifts you can choose for a man a warm, well tailored robe of handsome pattern, such as these: $5.00 Robes Perfect fit ting tailored collars; exclu sive patterns. $6.00 Robes Convenient combination of bath and lounge robe with roll col lar, large pearl buttons, and cord. $10.00 Combination Robes Wool; handsome patterns. $12.00 Wool Robes Heavy ail wcol material in dark tones of green and brown. Bacmo Street Gloves Perrin 2 -clasp Gloves, $1.75 and $2.25. Perrin 12-button Gloves, $S.00. Perrin 16-btitton Gloves, $3.50. Fowite'9 2-clasp Gloves, $1.50. Luxor Overseam Glace Kid Gloves, 2 clasp, $1.00. 1-clasp cape gloves, tan shades, $1.25. 1-clasp cape gloves tan, gray and. black $1.75. White ' doeskin washable, gloves 1-clasp, $1.75; 12-button, $2.50; 16-bututon, $3.00. 16-button cape skin gloves, $3.50. Fleeced and fur lined gloves, $1.75 to $4.0O. Misses' and Boys' gloves, $1.00 to $1.50. Special Sale Fine Towels for Christmas Gifts No gift pleases a housewife better than towels and you can dis tribute a larger quantity of fine towels for less than the usual ex pense this Christmas, because of the sale we will hold on Satur day. See these specials: 65c Extra Heavy Hemstitched Damask Towels, 50c $1.00 Fine Hemstitched Damask Towels, 85c $1.50 Hand Embroidered Fine Hemstitched Towels, $1.25. $2.00 Hand Embroidered Towels, $1.50. -r Odd Table Cloths and Napkins Specially Priced A choice collection of fine cloths, also napkins of which we have half a dozen or so of a pattern, will be priced very low Saturday. All desirable for gifts. Table Cloths 2, 3, and 3)4 yards long. Odd Lots of Napkins $3.50 Xapkins, dozen $3.00 $9.00 Cloths for $7.00 10.00 Cloths for $8.15 $3.25 Cloths for S2.75 $3.75 Cloths for 53.50 M.5 Cloths for $3.75 o.OO Cloths for $3.98 S6.0O Cloths for $1.98 $6.75 Cloths for $5.25 $8.00 Cloths for $7.25 $1.25 Xapkins, dozen $3.75 $5.0O Napkins, dozen $4.25 $6.50 Napkins, dozen $5.50 $8.25 Napkins, dozen: $7.25 Hand Embroidered Doilies Tio. ues for 75c; $1.50 values for $1.00. A Few Luncheon Sets to.a.u.c.e ..$5.00 Dainty Gauze Fans Many a woman and girl would be better pleased with a nice fan than anything else you could give and here are the prettiest hand painted, and spangled silk gauze fans you ever saw for $1.00. They even have ivory sticks. Other Fans of gauze with new decorations, some with lace, at $1.25 and $1.50. Many Beautiful New Fans are shown from $3.50 to $5.00 including spangled and hand painted directoire and medallion, and iridescent effects, gold lace appliqued with silk flowers and others. A Japanese Hand Embroidered Fan is $6.00 and there are many others up to $15.00. Valuable Table Silver Whatever pieces you wish to give in flat silver will be found here in the best patterns both sterling and plated at prices that will appeal to your sense of values and economy. STERIXNG SILVER, in Montlcello, Mt. Vernon. Virginia, Edgewood, Napoleon, and Rose patterns. Spoons for tea, coffee, bouillon, sugar, dessert, berry, mustard. Knives and Forks. Fruit Knives. Butter Knives. Cold Meat, Salad and Lemon Forks. Butter Spreaders. Cream and Gravy Ladles. Tomato Servers. Rogers' 1847 Plated Ware. Tea, Dessert, Table and Sugar Spoons, Knives and Forks, Tea and Dinner Size. Fruit Knives. Butter Spreaders. Cream Ladles. Pie Servers. Casseroles. Baking Dishes. Pie Dishes. Bean Pots. Meat Roasters. Shotton's Cut Glass for Christmas Gifts The most beautiful and valuable specimens of cut glass will be found in our showing of Shotton's pro ductions. The quality is flawless, the cutting deep, rich, and sparkling, Shotton's cut glass is to the ordinary kinds, what genuine diamonds are to paste stones. Yet these beautiful pieces are so priced that they are well within reach of persons of moderate means. Our stocks of Shotton's cut glass are now complete and include a great variety of pieces most desirable for gifts. We have the following pieces in these patterns: Merano, Satin Point, Mar sailles, Topaz, Melano, Electra, al so floral designs. Handerkerchiefs for the Undecided to Give When all else fails, you are certain that handkerchiefs will please and the least expensive carrlea the Christmas spirit as well as the finest. All Linen Handkerchiefs are here from 5c upward. 25c Handkerchiefs in a profusion of beautiful patterns. Those fine all Mnen Alpine embroidered handkerchiefs the best shown anywhere for the price. 50c Handkerchiefs that are fine and dainty enough for anyone the sheerest of pure linen, embroidered by hand, or edged with Armenian lace numberless patterns. $1.00 for a Box of three very fine pure linen handker chiefs, each with a different, and very rare hand embroid ered corner design. Real Lace Handkerchiefs are bordered with Armenian, Duchess, and Irish lace -and there are beautiful 'kerchiefs with French or finest Madieria hand embroidery from $1.00 to $15.00. All Sizes of Silk Floss Cushions for . filling fancy pillow covers from the 12x16 inch size to 22x27 inches, 25c to 65c. Second Floor. Sewing Baskets for Needleworkers A good assortment of pretty styles in woven baskets of colored straw all sizes, 25c to $1.00. Main Floor. Nappies, with or without handles, 5 to 8 Inch sizes, $1.00 to $3.00. Spoon Trays, $1.50 to $3.50. Celery Trays, $2.50 to $6.50. Mayonaise Sets, $4 to $6.50. Water Sets, $7.50 to $17.50. Mustard Jars, $1.00 to $2.00. Sugar and Cream Sets, $2.25 to $8.00. Bowls. 8 to 12 inch sizes, $1 to $2.50. Oil and Vinegar Bottles, $1.50 to $3.50. Comports, $1.50 to $2.50. Ice Cream Trays and Sand wich plates, $4.50 to $6.50. Flat Plateaux, $1.00 to $2.00. Mounted Plateaux, $2.75 to $4.50. Individual Salts, 25c to 50c. Salts and Peppers, 25c to 50c. Tooth Pick Holders, 25c to 75c. Knife Rests, 50c to 75c. GENE STRATTON PORTER'S Delightful Nature Story FR ECICLE will be presented in play form at the Grand Theater on New Years day. READ THE BOOK Before Seeing the Play "Freckles" on sale Cf in our Book Dept. vt Also by the same author, "The Girl of the Limberlost," 50c; "The Harvester," $1.35 IN DEEP BLACK Congregation of 2,500 Persons in Westminster Abbey Assembles to Honor the Mem ory of "Whitelaw Reid. London. Dec. 20. The memorial ser vice for the late Ambassador Whitelaw Reid celebrated today in Westminster abbey was an impressive ceremony. The honor of such a service In Eng land's most historic cathedral ha3 only on a few occasions been accorded to any but British subjects of great dis tinction. In the congregation of 2.500 which assembled this morning, nearly half were American residents in Eng land, including the staff of the Ameri can embassy and consulate general. Royalty, the government and every class of public, together with the ar tistic and literary worlds were repre sented. The day was a gray and gloomy one, typical of London winter. All the con gregation were dressed in the deepest black. The robes of the clergy and ihe choir and the flames from the clusters of candles before the altar were the only spots of color against the dark stone wall lined with tablets and busts of hundreds of the noted dead. Funeral marches were played while the great congregation assembled. Noted Persona Prestnt. Prince Arthur, of Connaught, as rep , resentatjve of King George and Queen Mary. Lord Howe representing Queen Mother Alexandra, the representatives of other royal personages; the Duke of Argyll, Prince Louis of Battenberg, Ax -l h:: 1 Jl "" " " f " ! ' f wr "J 1 I 1 -1 it " a - - i - -cr s V : i From a Late Photograph: of Whitelaw Reid, American Ambassador to Eng land, Who Died This Week at Ixn don. the Grand Duke Michael of Russia, the vice chancellors of Oxford and Cam bridge universities. Premier Asquith, Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey, Home Secretary Reginald McKenna, Colonial Secretary Lewis Harcourt, lord president of the council. Viscount Morley. Indian secretary, the Marquis of Crewe and president of the board of trade, Sidney Buxton, were seated in the front pews of the chancel. Others present included Attorney General Sir Rufus Isaacs, the duke and duchess of Roxburgh, the duchess of Marlborough, the duchess of Wel lington, Princess Hatzfeldt, Lady Pauncefote, Lady Strathcona and Mount Royal, the American cavalry commission, headed by Brigadier Gen eral Edward J. McClernand, and Craig W. Wadsworth. American secretary of legation at Teheran. Mr. and Mrs. Ogden Mills' Reid, the son and daughter-in-law of the late ambassador, arrived in Plymouth this morning but the Crown Princess Ce cilie docked too late to permit of them reaching London for the service. The Memorial Service. Shortly after noon- a processional was played on the great organ and the archbishops of Canterbury and Tork in their robes of scarlet and white with the Right Rev. Herbert Edward Ryle, dean of Westminster abbey, in black and gold, went to their places while the choir softly chanted the opening sentences of the burial service. The ninetieth psalm was sung to Purcell's music. The lesson was from the fifteenth chapter of the First Epis tle to Corinthians. Afterward Wesley's anthem, "He will swallow up death in victory," was sung and then Dean Ryle read part of the burial service. The music was sung by the abbey choir, reinforced by the choir of the chapel royal and the great organ was played by Sir Frederick Bridge, who had a band of drums and trumpets to assist. The conorous roll of the drums and burst of the trumpets In the dead march in Saul and the accompaniment of the many boys' voice In Wesley's hymn, "Let saints on earth in concert sing," were unsurpassable in solemnity and beauty. Wreaths from President Taft and Secretary of State Knox were display ed in the abbey. The mourners were John Hubert Ward, son-in-law of the late ambassa dor; the earl and countess of Granard, Miss Breckinridge of San Francisco and staff of the United States embas sy and consulate general. THIEF RETURNS NOTES Warned Merchant He Robbed to Be More Careful. Washington, Dec 20. A polite thief, who apparently wished his act to convey a lesson to his victim, sent George C. Meeley, an automobile mer chant,, a special delivery letter in which he enclosed checks and notes aggregating close to $800, warning him "to be more careful in the fu ture." The safe in Meeley's sales rooms was robbed Wednesday, the thief getting $85 in cash and valuable papers. Mr. Meeley turned the let ter over to the police today. SENDS TAFT A PRESENT Aged Woman Knits Pair of Gloves for Xmas Present. Washington, Dec. 20. A pair of wool gloves made by Mrs. Louis Sorr, 94 years old. of Grand Rapids, Mich., was received at the White House to day. The gift was accompanied by a letter from Mrs. Sorr in which she said that she knit the gloves herself and hoped the president would accept "her humble gift." VALUE TOTOPEKA Social Surrey to Benefit City Industrially, Tis Said. Capital City Recognized as Leader in Movement. "We're all agreed that now is the time to make a social survey of To peka," said Dr. Roy B. Guild, head of the Topeka Federation of churches to day. It Is evident that business is meant by the church, Commercial club and labor union organization members. Shelby M. Harrison of the Russell Sage Foundation, New York, who left Tope ka late Thursday, will mail a report of his findings in the city within a week or ten days, and the first of the year a meeting of all the forces in the city interested in the ques tion of making . a survey will be held and definite action taken. It Is probable that a mass meeting of Topeka citizens will be called before the proposition is finally launched. No decision has been made as to the ways and means of raising the five thousand dollars necessary to finance the plan, but it has been suggested that this part of the work might be turned over to the women. The promotion committee of the Commercial club is of the opinion that from an industrial standpoint the sur vey would be of great value. "I believe the survey of Topeka would have real commercial value," said Mr. Harrison before he left the city. "Any thing that will improve the social and living conditions will have a financial asset. In connection with the effort of the Commercial club to bring factories here it will be first necessary to make the conditions such that the promotion committee can n.ake good its promises. "The Russell Sage foundation has be come interested in Topeka because it is a capital city, and is recognized as a leader in the movement for economic, industrial, and social advance. We are Interested in cities of one hundred thousand population or less, because the majority of the people of the country live in such centers and To peka is a typical example." BEG i NGQNTEST HEARING Fight Between Socialists and Republi cans May Last a Month. Pittsburg, Kan., Dec 20. Scores of witnesses have been summoned for the hearing of the contests brought by six Republican county candidates against their successful Socialist op ponents which began this morning at Girard. If the allegations of irregu larity and fraud, which the contestors make are sustained, the Socialists will lose the only substantial successes they were believed to have won in the election in Kansas. It is alleged that much repeating was done in a Social ist township and the voting place was moved into a Socialist hall desig nated half a mile distant in one pre cinct. If this precinct is thrown out all the Republicans will be elected. The contest judges are T. J. Karr and Ben S. Gaitskill, Democrats, and J. M. Wayde, Republican. The Democrats ran third in the county in the eleo tion. It is expected that the hearing will take up the greater part of a month. Best gold filled frames and best quality of lenses, $3.00. fitted by Chas. Bennett, Doctor of Optics, 906 Kan. ave. Adv. WIN TWODEBATES Word Contest Doubleheader Is Captured From Salina. One Team at Home and One in Central Kansas. Topeka high school won a double header in debate Thursday night against the Salina high school. The question under consideration was: "Resolved, That the Monroe doctrine should be retained as a permanent policy of the United States." The Topeka high school took the affirmative side of the question in Topeka and the three that indulged in a battle of words In Salina took an opposite stand. The local teams were trained by Miss Car mie Wolfe, an Instructor in the high school. Those who represented Topeka at home were: Randall Burrow, Charles Lyon and Richard Rfghter. The oppos ing team: Wilmer Haworth, Ralph Van Trine and Ray Wilson of Salina. The judges: L. A. Lowther, superintendent of schools at Emporia; H. P. Shep herd, principal of the Atchison high school, and W. R. Arthur, dean of the Washburn Law school. Those who represented Topeka at Salina were: Abraham Gordon. Ane lus Burch and Frank Fable. Ballad was represented by John Fern, K. Johnson and George Williamson. Tsj Judges were: Dr. Ernest Pihlblad mi Bethany college. Rev. F. S. Blainey mi Abilene, and C. Blachley, principal of St. John's Military academy. C. H. Hepworth, an instructor In Vkm high school, accompanied the debaters to Salina.