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12 THE TOPEKA DAILY STATCiE JOPBNAL- WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 2271909: Youeed a Good Watch! VERY self respecting man who has a drop of proud blood in his veins, needs a good watch one that will make you punctual one that you can depend upon one that will not fail you in times when a minute means everything. You need kind of a watch now it's a safe investment as well as one that will give you pleasure and pride. Buy One on Our Easy Payment Plan $1.00 Per Week Wear the watch enjoy It let It serve you In a practical way while you are paying for it a little each week. You'll find this an easy way to save a nice little sum and at the same time set all the satisfaction of your money's buying power while doing it. We handle all the Standard makes Elgin, Waltham, Hampden, Howard, any grade case or jeweled movement desired.

We sell them at cash price and take our pay in weekly Installments. You need a good watch now why not get it today $1 down will do. SANTA FE WATCH CO. The Watch House of the West. 106 West 8th Street FAITH IN HIS WIFE S.

F. Stoll Refused to Believe Gossip. Was Unhappy While Living at Atchison. BORE ALL' THE BLAME Weman Daughter ef J. P.

Brown Fioneer Railroad Huilder. Funeral Held at Atchison Today Prominent Pallbearers. LYING IN STATE. Body of Governor Johnson Rests In the State Capitol. St.

Paul, Sept. 22. The body of John A. Johnson, late governor of Minnesota, lay in state in the capitol today and the people of the Twin Cities and from nearby towns were given an opportunity to take a last look upon the face which they all knew so well in life. All night long the casket stood in th6 executive reception room where Governor Johnson had once greeted so many with a smile and a hand clasp.

Around the bier stood a guard of militia. Shortly before 10 o'clock the casket was moved to the rotunda under the trabled dome and the doors were opened to admit the throng which passed silently by. The body will lie there until 9:30 o'clock tonight when the doors will be closed. At 9:15 tomorrow morning, casket will be taken by special train to St. Peter.

where it will be buried. There will be no religious services at the capitol. The body will be escorted to the railway station by ten company of military preceded by a band of 100 pieces. The active pallbearers have been selected from among the governor's closest personal friends. They are Frank A.

Dav, who was his private secretary; F. B. Lynch, T. D. O'Brien, associate justice of the supreme court: E.

T. Young, former attorney general; A. C. Weiss, manager or tne Duluth Herald, and John C. Wise of Mankato.

The honorary pallbearers include the four living ex-governors of the state, F. Hubbard, John Lind. Samuel R. Van Sant and Knute Nelson, with Governor A. O.

Eberhardt, C. M. Start, chief justice of the supreme court; Governor John Burke of North Dakota and President Cyrus Northup of the University of Minnesota. Arriving at St. Peter tomorrow, the body will be taken to the Presbyterian church, where the services will be held.

FIRE AT STOCK YARDS. been given to a firm which will build the dock in England and ship it to Vancouver in parts. The dock will be located at Vancouver. The only dockage facilities in that vicinity for large vessels is at Esquim alt, Vancouver Island. ROBERT HOE IS OEAD.

He Was the Head of the Great Printing Press Concern. Lightning Causes a Blaze With Loss of 30,000. Kansas City, Sept. 22. Fire at midnight last night in the stock yards, which started from a bolt of lightning, caused a loss of over $30,000 to tho Kansas City Stock Yards company and 150 cattle belonging to the packing houses, farmers and small shippers.

In addition to the main viaduct which leads from all the scales to the shipping division, the following pens and divisions were entirely destroyed Pens 26 27, 28, Kansas City live stock division Ryan Robinson, S. T. Titsworth, Charles rickson. Fort Worth, James Peters. The fire ate to within seventy-five feet of the exchange building, rnd it was only by the aid of the rain that the exchange building was saved.

The night gang at the yards hurrieri to the rescue of the terrified cattle and opened all the gates. The yards and alleys were filled with several hundred frantic cattle, some with coats half burned and others blinded from the? flames. Part of the cattle "had already been sold to packing houses. As a result of the fire there is a badly mixed up bunch of cattle, and there will be much difficulty in separating those that are not branded. Estimates of the number of cattle killed by the fire were as high as 200.

E. C. Senter, superintendent of the yards. Is confident that the- number will not exceed 150. The lire was confined between Fifteenth and Sixteenth streets to Bell street.

The loss to the stock yards company Is fully covered by insurance. BIG NEW DRY DOCKS. London, Sept. 22. Robert 70 years old, head of R.

Hoe print- irg press manufacturers of New York and London, died heer today after a short illness. Mr. Hoe had been in London several weeks on his annual business visit. He sueffered an acute attack of kidney trouble ten days ago and his death resulted. Robert Hoe, while still a young man succeeded his father.

Hubert H. Hoe, in the management of the printing press factory established bv his grandfather, Robert, and achieved fame as the greatest of a family that had brought the mechanical art of printing to its present state of excellence. When Robert Hce entered the business the 'Hoe cylinder" patented in 1886 was considered a marvel. His inventive genius, coupled with his administrative ebility and the faculty of surround ing himself with efficient aids, develop ed the old "Hoe cylinder" into the present wonderful double sextuple and double octuple presses. Robert Hoe was also the inventor of minting presses.

Besides being, the principal owner of R. Hoe with large factories in New York and London, he was an extensive manufac turer of circular saws and saw- bits. He was one of the founders of the MetropoliU-n Museum of Art. deserteTaTaltar, BONDS AT PREMIUM. Kansas City, Sells a $400,000 Is sue at $15,500 Over Par.

Kansas City. Sept. 22. The 000 worth of bonds voted by Kansas City. to improve the water plant in that city were sold last night to Trowbridge Niver, a Chicago bond firm, at- a premium of $15,500.

The bonds will run thirty years and carry a premium of 4 per cent. The bonds were sold at auction Mayor Guyer acting as auctioneer, and the sale being conducted in the council chamber, where representa tives of Spitzer of Toledo, the Commerce Trust company of Kansas Citv and other bond firms as sembled. The bidding was spirited. The $1,097,000 bonds voted for the purchase of water plant are also held by Trowbridge Niver. A contract between the water com missioners and Kiersted Riley, en gineers, by which the latter are to do all the work of remodeling the water plant for $20,000, plus 3 per cent for additional work about that provided for in the original plans covered by the $400,000 bond issue, was ratified by the council.

The contract for securing a tern porary supply of water from the Kansas City. water plant was also ratified. TERRIBLE MRS. TURNER. Because Bride Refused "Obey." Promise to Pittsburg, Sept.

22. Because in January, 1841, she declined to promise to "obey" Mary E. Torrance, nee Powers, was deserted at the altar after the marriage ceremony had been performed, making her the wife of James Torrance. After almost 6 8 years, Mrs. Laura Speer of Elizabeth township proved to the satisfaction of the orphans' court at Pittsburg yesterday that she is the child that was born of this strange marriage, and the court awarded her half of the estate of her father, James Torrance, who died w-orth $3,000,000 many years ago.

It was not until Mrs. Speer produced lockets which had been exchanged between her mother and father amost 70 years ago, that the court was convinced and ordered that half of the estate be given to Mrs. Speer, who is now gray haired and tottering. She Advertised for Infants; Strangled Them. Then CAST INTO THE SEA.

Strange Instructions Left by Famous Poet. One 510 Feet Long to Be Built at Vancouver, B. C. Washington, Sept. 22.

The dockage facilities of the coast of British Columbia will be increased by a dry dock which will have a rapacity of ten- thousand tons, according to information furnished by Consul General George N. West, of Vancouver. The contract for the dock which will be 510 feet long seventy feet wide and 30. feet draft over the. sill has London, Sept.

22. Fulfillment of the extraordinary instructions left by John Davidson, the famous poet, that he should be buried in the sea off the Cornwall coast, nearly caused a riot among the simple fisher folk at Mouse-hole, where he had lived. They made objection to this form of burial, and especially as the coffin was to be cast into the sea without any service. No boat could be secured at Mousehole to take the body out to sea, so it was removed to Penzance, whene the coffin in a lifeboat was towed ten miles out, and a clergyman read the service before it was committed to the deep. SHOULD WINE PAY TAX? Manufacturers of Compound Liquor Before Revenue Bureau.

For Stout People to Read The Harmless Remedy' Now in Their Own Hands. In reproducing the recipe in full of an extraordinarily successful remedy for over-stoutness It was thought that many readers would like to make up the prescription themselves. The ingredients can be attained at any druggist's and are as follows: Marmola, o. Fluid Extract Cascara Aromatic and 3 oz. Peppermint Water.

7 Shake the ingredients together in a largish clean bottle. The dose is one tea-spoonful, to be taken after each, meal and at bedtime. Obesity has always been an obstinate complaint to deal with, and it is pleasing to record that the above remedy is be coming better know every day as the most efficacious of treatments, which does not Involve any fasting or exercising or other weakening auxiliaries. person no" treated gets rapidly stronger as' fast ms the superfluous fat is being expelled. In evere cases of corpulency the reduction amounts to many poundjs a week.

Washington, Sept. 22. The raisin ine interests of New York. Illinois and elsewhere in the United States were represented at a hearing at the treasury department today before the corn-commissioner internal revenue. For several years the internal revenue bureau has had under considera tion the question as to whether a rectifier may make and ferment on his I remises a.3 such a so-called wine mash and to use the product of such formen-tation ii connection with spirits, wines, liquors or other articles in the production of compound liquors.

The question involved phases of the whole illicit distillery problem and also as to whether a producer of raisin wine should pay a tax on the alcohol he procuces. in the course of such manufacture. Toronto, Sept. 22. The discovery of the body of a baby lying dead beside the railway near Niagara Falls, with the word "Authors" on a ticket pasted on its back, led to the arrest of Mrs.

Maud Turner, to whom had been given $100 to adopt the child a few days ago. This arrest and the publicity attached to it brought a score of letters to the detective department from pep-ple whose children she adopted, but whof ear theirs may also have been killed. When Mrs. Turner was arrested she had another child with her. The police obtained information pointing to the belief that this woman has adopted scores of babies for a consideration and, having strangled them, thrown their bodies into Lake Ontario or some other obscure place.

The police assert that she advertised in Toronto, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, San Francisco and other American cities for children to be adopted; that she has two husbands In Toronto, one In Niagara Falls, om in San Francisco and may have others, the police theory being that these hus bands have been accomplices. The woman had many aliases, being known in Toronto as Turner, Gwylan and Gwenlin. Her Niagara Falls husband, who has been arrested as David Steiner, was known here as Gwenlin. Her California husband is called Emelin. Mrs.

Turner is at present In jail without bail. TO RIDE IN AIRSHIP. Visitors to Hudson-Fulton Celebration Are Booking Passage. New York, Sept. 22.

A feature of the first aeronautic show, which will be held in Madison Square garden during the Hudson-Fulton celebration, will be an airship built on the dirigible balloon pattern which has been planned to carry passengers during the celebrations. The airship has been designed and built here by Joel T. Rice and John R. Riggs, both of Hot Springs, Ark. They propose to carry fifteen passengers at a time and officials of the show say that many persons have already booked pasage in tne airsnip.

AUTO MISSES A DOG But Car Plunges Into River and Driver Is Fatally Hurt. WIFE WOULD WED ANOTHER. Charles Van Stnddtford Files Answer to Singer's Suit for Divorce. St. Louis, Sept.

22. Charles Van Studdiford. whose wife. Grace Van Studdiford, the noted operatic singer, sued him for divorce a few weeks ago the grounds of desertion, today filed his answer, denying all. allegations' of his wife's petition.

Van Studdiford denies his wife "faithfully demeaned herself" or "discharged her duties as a wife." He has told friends he has reason to believe his wife is ready to marry another man, who lives in St. Louis. Sept. 22. While trying to avoid running over a playful dog which was barking at his automobile Dr.

George Walford of Lansing, 111., plunged his machine into the Grand Calumet river, near South Holland, yesterday, and was probably fatally injured. Dr. Walford was crossing the bridge in a touring car when the dog ran at the car. The machine was swerved and with its occupants plunged into the river. i I lj For Sale 4 Good Coffee per lb per lb per lb Blend 7-9-11.

Blend No. 15 Blend No. 4, V. 1 V. 3 lbs.

Blend No. 10. per lb T.40d .250 .350 Chas. McClintock TEA-COFFEE" -CHINA 815 Kansas Avenue Atchison, Sept. 22.

The body of Mrs. S. F. Stoll, who was killed in Kansas City by William Jacobia arrived in Atchison at 7:50 o'clock last night and was taken at once to the home of her mother. Mrs.

J. P. Brown, at 805 North Fourth street. The funeral was held at the home this afternoon, was private, and conducted by the Rev. F.

S. White, rector of the Episcopal church of this city. The pallbearers were Wirt Hetherington, Dr. Charles Johnson, Sheffield In galls. True Snowden, Charles Linley, J.

W. Orr, J. M. Chisham and Roy. Walters.

S. F. Stoll, the husband of the murdered woman, was an unhappy man while he lived here. On one occasion, finding a man in his house, he shot at him. A killing w7as expected, and the man finally left town.

Stoll told his Atchison friends a pitiful story of neglect by his wife for her home and husband. Yet in spite of her con duct, Mrs. Stoll was probably the best loved child of the late J. P. Brown, the pioneer railroad builder and capitalist, who' died here August 23.

Throughout his long illness she was with him almost constantly, and he disliked to have her leave his bedside. Occasionally while he was ill she would go to her home in Kansas City to remain only a few hours. Anonymous Letters to Stoll. Stoll appeared to doubt suspicions against his wife. While in Atchison and attending the funeral of his father-in-law, Stoll said to a friend: "My wife is a pure woman.

I will bear all the blame, for my shoulders are broad." At the same time he said he had received anonymous letters from per sons in Kansas City, and those letters constantly warned jiim of Jacobia. Mrs. Sadie Brown Stoll was born in the old Brown homestead on North Second street, grew up here, and ev eryone knew her. She went to school here and was married here. Atchison people know that J.

P. Brown, her father, knew about the charges made against his daughter, and possibly her waywardness caused, him to love her more than any of his other children-She was a handsome woman and a woman of more than usual intelli gence. She was received in good homes here, for, although people knew of the gossip'about hter, they respected her father and would not make a breach in- the social standing of the family. Today Atchison people are talking of her kindheartedness and of her marked devotion to her father. Mrs.

Jacobia Worked in the Bank, For the two apartment houses Ja cobia built in Kansas City, he obtain ed much of the necessary money from friends. Mrs. Eugene Clark of Atchi son, the widow of a former Central Branch engineer, owns $7,000 of the stock purchased with her insurance money, at Jacobia solicitation. Mrs. Will Utley owns $5,000 of the stock, Mrs.

J. J. Daniels owns $1,000 and Miss Letitia Clark, a school teacher, considerable amount. Mrs. Otis Clark owns about $700 of the Jacobia stock.

Ail of these stockholders live Atchison. For. a year they have been trying "to straighten out their fi nancial account with Jacobia, who managed the apartment houses. They assert he wasted much of the income, but believe their security is good. Mrs.

Jacobia began divorce proceedings some time ago, but withdrew them. She was formerly Miss Stella Robinson, a daughter of. Mrs. Sylves-ten Nyhart. living southwest of town.

When she lived with her husband at Coming, she was vice president of his bank and a hard worker. The Brown estate of which much has been said in connection with the double tragedy probably amounts to $700,000. Mrs. Stoll was one of seven heirs, and her share would have been $100,000. This eptima'c of Mr.

Brown's estate was made by J. P. Brown himself, about a year and a half ago. Although by his will he left everything to his wite. at her death, th estate was to be held intact for 15 years and then divided.

It has been understood since Mr. Brown's death that every three months his widw would divide the income from the estate with the heirs, retaining only one share for herself. This income would amount to something like $6,000 per year for each of the seven heirs, and a like amount for Mrs. Brown. Only $50O to Stoll.

The death of Mrs. Stoll removes one of the three trustees named in the will. The other two trustees are Charles A. Brown and Mrs. James Byram.

The Brown will has been tho subject of a great deal of comment because of its unusual provisions. Three dates nave been set for-a hearing ir the probate court and each time there was a post ponement indicating that the neirs were not satisfied. According to the will, the husband of the late Mrs. Stoll will not share in the division of the Brown estate further than an allowancs of $500. The section to the death of the heirs is' as follows: If any of our children hereinbefore i.amed shall die leaving a then consort urviving at the time when anv of the provisions of the will take effect, there shall be paid to 'such surviving consort, within 30 days the sum of $500 by the person or persons who may at such time be controlling the body of this estate." The provision of the-will places no re strictions upon the Stoll children from receiving their however, and when they become of age they will get their share of the estate.

SEDAN. OILED A MILE OF ROAD. cost 'Of hauling was almost equal to the price of the oil. Nevertheless the total cost' of dragging the road and soaking it in. oil was only $50.

The road, was oiled in May and is yet in -almost as good condition as itwai when finished. It is well rounded up with. good df ainage and the -oil has made it solid, something like asphalt pavement. The road is the talk of the farmers. They will go a mile or two out of their way just to use It in driving into Sedan.

PLAYED WITH BOOTHS. Henrietta Chanfrau Is Dead at Age of 79. the Burlington, N. Sept. 22.

Mrs. Henrietta Chanfrau, once a celebrated actress, died at her home here yesterday. aged 79. Mrs. Chanfrau played to the Hamlet of Edwin Booth during his famous run in New York.

She was Portia in the noted production of Julius Ceasar in which the three brothers, Edwin, Junius and John Wilkes Booth, appeared together. For some years she was with Forest and later with the elder Davenport, Fletcher and William Warren. While lessee and manger of the old Varieties theater in New Orleans In the early '70's she "discovered" Mary Anderson, then playing Julia in "The Hunchback," in an obscure playhouse and introduced her to the public. Frank S. Chanfrau, her husband, died in 1885.

CHALLENGES ALL. Wrestler With a Hard Record to Beat. New York, Sept. 22. Among the pasengers who Just arrivedon the steamer Caronia, was Zbyscko, the champion wrestler of Poland, who intends to challenge everybody in the heavyweight wrestling class, includ ing Frank Gotch, the world's champion.

He has defeated every person whom he has met in Europe including Ivan Radoudney, the Ttussian wrestler who defeated Hackenschmidt in two straight falls each of which was secured in less than ten minutes. Zbyscko is booked to make his first appearance in this country at Buf falo on October 7, when ne will meet three of the best heavyweight mat experts In that section. "BILL" IS 106, Only Surviving Member of the Crew of the Constitution. Philadelphia, Sept. 22.

William Maca- beo, tne only surviving member of the crew of the old frigate Constitution, today celebrated his 106th birthday in the naval home in this city. "Bill," as everybody calls him, like tne ramous tsm now-nne. lies here a sheer bulk, but the darlfnsr of his crew. for old sailor will spend the remainder of his life in a rolling chair. "Bill's1 leg was oroKen last montn, put lie retains a remarkable control over his faculties.

Many presents have been forwarded to the old sailor from persons in all parts of the country. BROKE A RECORD. Played Piano for Thirty-Six Consecutive Hours. Richmond, Sept. 22.

Roy J. Harding broke the world's record for continuous piano playing in a contest that en Jed last right he played 36 hours and 36 minutes, which Is four minutes better than the record. Harding was almost a wreck when the test ended, but it is not believed he will suffer rermanent ill effects. WABASH SHOPMEN STRIKE. argains in Domestics- Do you need crash Do you need muslin Do you need white goods Do you need sheets or sheeting Do you need materials for making comforts If you do, come toCrosby "Daylight Basement buy them and save money.

These special prices are for Thursday, Friday and Saturday only. 1 Cotton Cnallie 25-inch cotton challies in a splendid assortment of patterns especially for covering com- forts. For three days the price will Comfort Prints 25-inch cotton Prints in a good assortment of patterns, suitable for comfort coverings. Specially priced for three days OC Linen Crash 18 -inch brown linen Crash. A good weight for kitchen use.

As long as one case of it lasts, it will be specially priced CC Bleached' Muslin heavy-weight, soft finish, bleached Muslin. One of our regular 10c num- bers, specially priced for 3 days' OC Cotton Batting If you are going to make any comforts or quilts, here is a bargain that will interest you. Good, clean cotton, specially JLUC Cotton Batting Larger, rolls of good, un- bleached cotton. Two bales of odd numbers to close out O' Thursday, Friday and Saturday Fey. White Goods 28-Inch.

medium- weight, fancy White Goods for making waists. One doz. pat- tL terns-plaids and stripes. Reg. 25c goods IDC Cotton Batting stm arger rolls and still better Cotton Batting than either of the other ones above.

Fine, fleecy cotton, specially priced, a roll IDC 9-4 Sheetinrf Many people prefer to buy sheeting and hem it themselves. Here is full 9-4 Sheeting bleach- rtf ed and unbleached; regular 30c dual, for JC 81x90 Sheet- regular 30c quai. for Made-up Sheets for less than the material would cost. These are welded seam Sheets made of JQ heavy bleached sheeting. 60c values or 47 rosbyBros.

Co -J Low One-Way Colonist Rates To California, Washington, Kjres on Idaho VIA Includes Machinists, Boilermakers, Blacksmiths and Carpenters. Springfield, 111.. Sept. 22 A general strike of machinists, boilermakers, blacksmiths, cab carpenters and steam and pipe fitters in the shops all over the Wabash railroad system is tnreateneu as a result of the failure of the company- to accede to demands made by the employes for increased wages anJ changes in shop rules. Superintendent Needham, in answer to the ultimatum of the employes, offered an increase of two cents an hour, whereas the men asked 6 cents increase, and proposed a compromise on the rules demanded.

The men decided to carry their griev ance to General Superintendent Miller, at St. Louis. Lost $1,500 in Pullman Car. New York, Sept. 22.

On the com plaint of Mrs. O. E. Robinson of l-io. Parkland Place, St.

Louis, William S. Ker.kins, a negro Pullman car porter has been arrested here. Mrs. Robinson occupied a berth in a sleeping car on which Jenkins was porter, between Cleveland and Philadelphia on July 16 last. When the car reached Philadel phia, the next morning, Mrs.

Robin son's hand bag had been relieved of $1,500 worth of jewelry. The porter has been under surveillance since. Ueion Pacific "The Safe Road to Travel" September 15 October 15, 1909 To points in these states. Tickets good in com fortable through tourist sleepers, on payment of berth rate. Electric block signal protection.

Dining car meals and service "Best in the World." 1 I uiaiivil ibiabivc Actios .09 A F. A. Lewis, C. T. A.

525 Kansas Avenue Topeka, Kansas. H. G. Kaill A. G.

F. A. Union Pacific R. R. Company, 901 Walnut Street, Kansas City Missouri.

(108) Cost Was But $50 and Experiment Is Sedan, Sept. 23. The cily of Sedan has caught the good roads germ and, is allowing it to have full swing. Some timekgo'a-mile. pf country road south of -tSe city was totted, under the direction of the Sedan Commercial club.

Fifty dollars was 'paid for this and it was all raJsecT by public subscription. The oil had to be hauled so' far that tho TOILET POWDERS Exora La Blaehe 40c Pozzoni's Satin Skin Woodbury's Facial Tetlow 's Gossamer 20c Tetlow's Swan Down. Roger Gallet's Vera Violetta $1.00 Spiro Powder 20c Both Phones 450 Free Delivery SATURDAY MAT. AND NIGHT Jefferson Oe Angelli ia the season's merriest musical play THE BEAUTY SPOT THE ORIGINAL CAST PHICES-Nicht 2Ec to 12; Met. 25c lo SI.

BO Free list suspended. Sale Thursday. heading-Standard- PTy Iw-Johnsoo (T 7li 5 a. THE CENTER FROM WHICH BICYCLES RADIATE ISc-25c NORTH STOCK CO. THIS WEEK St.

Elmo Matinee Wednesday and Saturday NOVELTY le 3 SHOWS DAILY 3 THIS WEEK X. II. Black Co. Frank Bell and Does. Hurt Turner, Miss 11a-Kelxer.

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