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Editorial Section. J Editorial Section, Pages 9 to 16. t m M m m a a . . .1 t T 1 I T T F I II f I T T 11 It SATURDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, OCTOBER 27, 1900. SATURDAY EVENING. A Partial List of Properties in the City of Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas, Managed and For Sale by ANY 7 Mi s Sj'i ilsgggg i LU HCa 'Business Properties, Residence Properties, Suburban Tracts, Farm Properties and Vacant Lots. 501 JACKSON STREET, TOPEKA KANSAS. -. - - BUSINESS PROPERTIES: B. 217 Xo. Ho Kansas ave. north, a one st'.-ry 1-rick. situated on iot 1$, North Kan sas; ave. B 22S Kansas ave.. sn elegant S srory brick, fitted for residence or for b-.e.,."ss. on Sot :'a Kansas ave., ci'y of Top -.-kali. CI Nos. Ia7. 1C. 111. 113, 11". 115. and 117 mo ave., east. kr.L'ivn as the Ca;i al bi-nSi, be-in: a 1 story stone building wii:r iii it-' sla -s front, on lots Jul!, 1"5. .'U7, lu9 and Hi Kast Eighth ave., in the city of Topeka. . 4,"1 West 80 ft of lots 114 and 116 Ou-.nvy st., Topeka. Small one story brick building. H. 14s No. 212 Kansas ave. north, be tween Crane st. and bridge, located on lot 50 Kansas ave.. north, a 2 story base ment brick and stone building. B. 72 Xo. 629 Quiney St.. located on lot 2 : Quiney st.. a 2 story basement brick and stone building, a gooi location for business. B. 127 Lots 121 and 123 on Jackson st. in the city of Topeka, - large 3 story brick business build.ng. SOxlGO. B. CI Lots 152. 154 and 106 Quiney st., between oth and 6th sts., a lar?e livery, barn, brick and stone, extending fro.n the street to the alley. One of the most de sirable locations in the city. C. S17 Tract Xo. lis, being 125 ft. by T-4 ft., in Shorty. X. Topeka, 2 sto.y frame business building. C 4 2 Xo. 1211 Kansas ave., 2 story bri'-k store about Hax-ia. located on south half lot 4i'5 and north 17 ft. of lot 407. C. 347 Xo. 3-?l Kansas ave., being: lot 73 Kansas ave.. two story brick with base ment. l' ft. in depth, new and in excel lent condition. A. 373 Xo. 519 Jackson st.. In the city of Topeka. larce elegant 2 story business house. 25xl5: Xo. 51a and 517 Jackson st., two lots adjoining the above with one story lumber shed, covering the entire properly from the front to luO ft. S- 1t - XL XL RESIDENCE PROPERTIES B. 37 X'o. 1S13 TVest 6th St.. 2 story frame nouse of 5 rooms, situated on lots S27 and N23 West Cth st., in Martin Place add. to Topeka. B. 37e-Xo. 1713 Buchanan St., a 2 story house of 6 rooms, situated on lot 636 and the north ha f of lot J, block 3, Martin &. Dennis" add to Topeka. B. 57 Xo. 2t'7 Jackson s.. situated on lot 43. and north half of lot 45, on Jack son st., in the city of Topeka. B. 57 X'o. 211 Jackson st.. situated on the souta half of lot 45 and also on lot 47 Jackson st. in the city of Topeka, with one and one-haif story house of 5 rooms. Both of the last two above mentioned can be sold as one property. B. 226 Xo. S43 N. Quiney St., a one story frame house of 6 rooms; Xo. IIS Laurent St., r 1!- story house of 5 rooms: Xo. 120 Laurent st., a l1 storv house of rooms, ail situated on lot 7 X. Quiney st. B. 226 Sos. 47. 409 and 411 E. Laurent St.. being three one story frame houses, situated on tiie east S712 ft. of lot &0, X. Madison st. A. Ml Fractional lots 156 to 175 Inclusive on Polk st. in X. Topeka. a lVa story frama house, not in good repair. B. 373 XTo. 418 Lincoln St., a 1'4 story frame residence of 7 rooms, situated on lots 124, 126 and 123 Lincoln St., Foster's add. B. 225 Xo. 619 Hancock St., a Y-t, story frame houses of 7 rooms, ioeated on lots IDS, 201 and' 2o3 Hanco- at. B. 225 X'o. 709. 711, 713 Stella St., being 3 one story cottages of 2 rooms each, sit uated on lots 217. 24 st. 271 and 253 Stella St., in Schmidt's add. to Topeka. B. 122 Xo. 1104 8th St. east, being a l1 story frame house of 5 rooms located on lot S36 sth st. east. B. 122 Xo. 1106 8th st. east, a 1 story frame house of 4 rooms, on lot 33S Sth st. east, Parkdule add. B. 314 Xo. 900 Topeka ave., a large and elegant frame residence of 12 rooms and attic, with all modern improvements, steam heat, with first class frame stable, all situated on lota 290. 2S2 and 24, cor ner mh and Topeka ave., ii the city of Topeka. A. 43 Xo. 1233 "Western ave., a large brick residence of about 10 rooms, with good brick barn, shade trees and ail mod ern improvements, on lots 475. 477 and 479 Western ave.. King's add. to Topeka. B. 20 Xo. 1423 Jefferson St., X. Tojeka, a 2 story frame residence of 5 rooms, sit uated on lots 265 and 267 N. Jefferson st. B. 66 Xos. S25, ' 927 and S35 Quiney St., a large, elegant, two story double basement and brick tenement, 6 rooms each, all .modern conveniences, including steam heat: and also a one story frame cottage of 5 rooms, all situated on lots lis and 120 East loth St., being the northeast corner of loth and Quiac. sts, in the city of Topeka. B. 43 All of that part of the northwest of a-12-16 lying south of 10th St. west of the Shunganunga creek and east of the A. T. & S. f right of way. a large 2 story brick and stone building, fronting on 10th St.. 50x60 ft., with two store rooms below and 14 rooms above, all finished and completed: a 3 room cottage. 607 East 10th; another 3 room cottage. 609 E. 10th; a 3 room cottage, 611 E. loth; a 2 room cottage, 613 E. luth. A one-story frame store building, C23 E. 10th. B. 6S X'o. 217 10th ave. east, being lots 137 and 139 10th ave. east, a 1M: story stone house with frame add. of C rooms, gtone barn and other outbuildings, a de sirable residence. B.- 81 X'o. S03 Jackson St.. 2 story frame of 5 rooms; also Xo. 211 West 3rd St., a one story frame residence of 3 rooms, all "situated on lots 73 and 75 Jackson St., be ing on the corner of 3rd and Jackson. B. 63 Xo. 1034 Western ave.. one 2 story frame of 6 rooms: Xo. S12 West 11th St., a one story frame of 3 rooms, all situated on lots 350, 352, 354, 356, 353, 360 Western ave., city. B. lis Lot 144 Crane St.. Crane's add. to Topeka. a row of one story brick tiata covering the entire lot. A. 25 Fractional lots. 145, 147 and 149 and all of 151, 153 and 155 Horn 3t., Haines' subdivision of the northeast quarter of 3-11-15. An elegant, large, commodious frame httuse with all modern conven iences, frame barn. B. 153 Xo. 607 Buchanan st., being the south . half of lots 169 to 179 inclusive. 6th st. west in Horn's add. An elegant large house with all modern conveniences, in cluding steam heat, fine frame barn. etc. B. 124 Xo. 702 Topeka ave., lots 21S, 220, 222 Topeka ave., corner 7th, ft large resi dence with all modern conveniences, good frame barn, A. most desirable location. B. 340 The south half of lot 623 and all of 62i. block 6, Lane St.. Martin & Den nis' add. to Topeka. Building, frame house. A. 266 No. 929 Morris ave., a large 2 story frame residence of 9 rooms, situated on lots 2 and 297 Morris ave., West Park add. to Topeka. B. 73 Lots 126. 12S 10th ave. east, an ex cellent and large frame residence with all modern conveniences. C. 265113 Crane St.. being lot 109 Crana St.. small frame house of, 3 rooms. Xo. 115 Crane st., being lot 111 on Crane St.. a small frame house, 3 rooms. No. 119 Crane St., being lots 113 and 115 Crane st.. large 2 story house 7 rooms. In good repair. B. 13!i No. 701 Tavlor St., Topeka, be ing lots 217. 219 and 221 Taylor St., a large 2 story frame house of 8 rooms with all modern conveniences, large frame barn. One of the most desirable residences in the city. B. 336 Lots 59 to 67 on Van Buren st. in N. Topeka, a large brick residence of 12 rooms. B. 233 Commencing 4 rods -west of the southeast corner of the south west of 25-11-15. running north 3) ft., west 1S5 ft., south 300 ft., east 1S5 ft. to begin ning, H acres, with large 2 story frame residence, modern in all respects and de sirable, located on 6th st. west. Record 4 A. Nos. 2"1 and 203 Harrifon St., l1 lots, one frame of 5 rooms, rooms small, with cellar, also another frpms of 6 rooms with cellar, a house on alley with 3 rooms. Will trade for good property. Record 7 A. Xo. 519 Harrison St.. being lot 163 and the north half of lot 165 Har rison St., elegant house with 10 rooms, 2 bath rooms, halls, closets, cellar, furnace, cistern, city water, evry modern conven ience. C. 309 Xo. 406 E. 8th St., being lot 176 and east half of 174 Sth st. east, 2 story frame .double house with barn. Rental &i0 per month. Give us an offer. C. 39S No. 427 Jackson St., 3 lots. I1, story frame building with 1 rooms. Party anxious to sell. Low price will probably take the property. Give us an offer. C. 366 No. 602 West 6th St., brick flat, 3 Btory and basement. C. 3S6 Xos. 817, 821, 823, 825 arid 827 Hun toon St., known, as the Stevenson flats, 5 buildings, each 2 stories with basement, 6 rooms and bath with all modern con veniences. Will sell separately or as a whole. Record 23 No. 900'4 Clay St., 18 2-3 ft., 3 room house. Record 23 A. No. 1730 Topeka ave., V-k lots, 5 room house and pantry, li stories, barn, well, well built, very cheap. Record 24 No. 1S21 Fillmore st., 2 lots, 6 room house, mortgage on property, 3 years 7 per cent. C. 330 No. 109 Walker St., lot 1, block 16. Auburndale addition to Topeka; good house, frame, 2 story, 6 rooms, easy terms. C. 4-52 No. 1209 Kansas ave.. 1 story frame house, 6 rooms, being lot 403 and north half of lot 405 Kansas ave. Prica 31,400." Xo. 1215 Kansas ave., frame house, 8 rocm and cellar, city water, located on lots 411 and 413 Kansas ave. X'o. 1219 Kansas ave., a one-story house "With 3 rooms on lot 415 Kansas ave. No. 1221 Kansas ave., 6 room house, lo cated on lots 417 and 419 Kansas ave. C. 41S One half interest in lots 164, 166 and 168. being No. 618 Quiney St., large frame house with all improvements. Record 24 A. No. 202 Fillmore st., being 3 lots on the corner of Fillmore and 2nd St.. 5 room house with outbuildings, sink, city water, gas in kitchen, cistern, with pump in kitchen, fine lawn and shade trees, grape arbor. Record "6 Lots Nos. 149, 1F.1 and 153 on Leiand ave.. in Yeale's addition to the city of Topeka, 7 room house. Record 2 Lots 412 and -414 East 17th St., Keith's 3rd subdivision, city number 412, house 6 rooms, good well, small barn, other outbuildings, good location. C. 252 Lots .278 and 2&0 on Jackson St., being city number No. 824 Jackson St., brick house with 7 rooms, coal house, cel lar, city water, cistern, etc., fronting on State house suuare. C. 462 Lots 451 and 452 on Harrison St., Huntoon's addition to Topeka. city num ber 1263 Harrison St., ground 50x162. frame house 1V stories 14x28 with L 12x14. 6 rooms, cellar, cistern, furnace, frame barn 16x2o, carriage house 12x20. C. 466 Lots 326, 323. 330 and 332 Morris ave., in Stillson & Bartholomew addition to Topeka, being No. 1719 West Tenth st., house 8 rooms, 31x41, barn 16x24 ft. C. 467 Lots 146, 148 and 160 original town site of Topeka, being: X'o. 506 Fillmore St., 2 story frame S rooms Fillmore St., story story story frame 8 No. 500 rooms. No. 913 WesC 6th St., 2 story frame 5 rooms. Xo. 915 West 5th St., 2 story frame 5 rooms. C. 441 No. 1618 Guthrie ave., lots 14, 16 and 18 on Guthrie ave., Euclid Park ad dition, frame house, 6 rooms, good cis tern, good well and barn. A. 373 No. 513 Jackson St., In the city of Topeka. a large, elegant 2 story business house, 25x150. with lumber shed adjoining, covering the remainder of the entire lots. Record 34 Lot 294 and south half of 293 on Clay St., 3 room house with cellar. Record 37 No. 312 Van Buren, one lot, 6 room house, lH stories, sewer and gas connections, pavements paid for, well, large cistern, grape arbor, very desirable place. Record 40 3 lots on Quiney st., between 12th and 13th sts., good house, good barn, desirable property, low prioe. Record 42 Three lots, corner 4th and Fillmore sts., two houses with out-build-ins, very desirable. Record 42 A. No. 425 Tyler St., 3 lots, 9 room house, bath room, furnace and all modern improvements. Record 43 85 ft. square on northwest corner Jefferson and 2nd. very desirable as an investment, good brick and stone houses. Record 43 A. No. 325 Ash St., being lots 95 and 97 Ash St.. in Bradford & Miller's addition, good five room house, with bath room, pantry, cellar, shade, fruit trees, large barn, well, cistern; Very desirable. Record 35 No. 2107 West Tenth St., 2!& lots, house. 6 rooms, cemented cellar, gocd barn, gmjd shade trees, well, cistern, one block Iroui cars. Very desirable. No. 1417 West Sixth St.. 14 lots, good house 5 rooms, coal sheds, etc., between Lane and West sts., fine location. Sold cheap. Record 3S 8 lots, corner Harrison and 10th sts., city, elegant house, barn, fence, etc., - will sell lots alone on Harrison or 10th if desired. No other such opportunity in the city for home in best location. FARMS AND SUBURBAN PROPERTIES B. 1:6 Wset 78 arrs X. E. quarter 2-12-16, 3 miles fast jf Topeka, nearly all un der cultivation. No buildings. B. 193 A tract of 26 acres on the Grant viHe road, about one mile northe.ist of X. Topeka. a part of Kaw reserve Xo. t, described by metes and bounds, all in cul tivation, a small house. B. 193 Also a 12 acre tract, all In culti vation, near the above. B. 411 Lot 8, Hlllyer's subdivision of Ka w reserve Xo. 6, containing1 5 acres, more or less, all under cultivation, no buildings. C. 275 Lot3 9 and 10. Hlllyer's subdivis ion of the south part of Kaw reserve Xo. 6, except one acre in a sqjure form in the southwest corner of the southwest quar ter of lot 9, being 11 acres of land, small buildings. Record 7. 23 acres in the north part of the southwest quarter of 2-12-15, gen erally known as ihe Oakley tract, being three-quarters of a mile from the Wash burn college buiidines on Kuclid avc.sood house, barn, outbuildings, all under culti vation, and orchards hedged and cross hedged, the most charming" suburban resi dence around the city of Topeka C. 397 Lot 00, -Mulvane's subdivision of the northwest of 34-11-ltf, 6 acres. 4 room house, one-half mile east of starch fac ta c lory. C. 370 acres off the north end of West End subdivision on West 6th St., be Ins a part of the east half of the X, W. quarter of 35-11-15 Record 25 160 acres of land, finely Im proved, 8 miles south and a luie west of the city, so acres cultivated, fruit .f all kind, good house, good barn, all tenccd. Can be sold cheap. Record 37 A. SO acres of Kaw river bot tom land, a mile and a half southwest of Menoken, finely 'improved, for sale at reasonable price. Record 39 A. SO acres, finely improved, 2 miles and a half northwest of Menoken, 75 acres cultivated, small orchard, all bottom land, frame house, one story, four rooms, sold cheap. Record 42 A. Undivided half of 20 acres in Sec. 3, Town. 12, Range 16. together with 4 lots between 6th and 7th sts.. on Lafayette St., in Parkdale add., for sale or trade. Good opportunity for good trade. Property in St. Joseph, Mo., preferred. Record 43. 40 acres in 30-12-16, 4 miles south of town, good buildings, plenty of water, finely improved, very fine subur ban property. VACANT LOTS: A 210 Lots 210. 212. 214. 215 Lincoln St., in Home's add. to Topeka, being corner of Lincoln and 7th sts.. large frame barn in tne rear. Xo other Improvements. Fractional lots 127, 32. 131 and north half of 133 on Lane St., Horn's addition to To peka. 3 lots on Third, between Clay and Bu chanan sts. Very denirable. A. 26 A vacant lot on the northeast, corner of 5th and Quiney sts., described as follows: The west 72 feet of the south 21 feet of lot 140 and the west 72 feet of lots 142 and 144, Quiney st. C. 201 No. 14f6 X. JefT-rson St., X. Tr peka, being vacant lot 2.-2 and the ou: ti naif of 254 Jefferson st- noilh, in Lock hard's add. to Topeka. C. 199 Lot 32 Kansas ave., btwen P'H and 1-nh sis., on the west side, near Cope Ian J hotel. C. 121 A tract of l:inl on Hnrhanan t. between yt h and lula sts.. bei n a p rt of section ."ij. town 11, ran ire 10. b In if U',' ft. on Buchanan St., extending from Bu chanan to Lincoln. One of tne most de sirable building Jots In the city. A. V. lots jmd 71 Currati' jMibdhJ Slon, part of the northwest of eu-t. C. 2J Lot !9 and liar-ton . Tha best imoecupted residence loin ni ili rltv. C. 37117 lots In Falrchlld s 2nd addition to X. Topeka, joining the V. 1 Hv. on the east and just north of the junction BtaUon. C. 31H 2 vacant lots, boinsr lot ?V0 and 271 K-llam ave., J. W. Morris' addition. C. 372 Lots 142. 144, lis. I.'.o, and K.2 Kansas ave., north. 1 airchild's odd it ion to Topeka; also tract Record 40 A. 3 lots on corner Sth anl Clay, very desirable. Record 41 1 lot and 15 ft. Walnut st., corner Dillon. Can be sold cheap. Record 43.-54 lots on Ch' su-r v : W lots on Wabash ave.: 43 jots on Koiet ave.; 4( lots on Michigan nve. : 2 s lots on Oakland ave.; 'M lots on A lrdi Id nve.: 1 lots on Artjr ave.; 11 lots on K li un rv., all In Jenkin W. Morris' add.. dd. other lots in this addition, and In Join Xorton's add., and In Oakland, rli f"r sale at reasonable rates, ownci by mort gagee, who is anxious to rea i tz. Record 43 A. 3 lids on Klmvvood ave, corner Chickasaw St.; 5 lots on Pane .; 11 lots on Chickasaw St.; 13 lots on Chero kee st.; 24 lots on Shawnee HVe. ; S :dM on Willow ave., all In Elm grove subdivi sion, west of south end of Potwln. The above properties are In nnr hand for sale, and most of them for rental. In most instances, the owners have come into title through foreclosure of mortgagt . They are eastern parties and desire to realize, and are willing to make some nac rttiee in order to ch.se them out. We pre fer cadl always, but payments can be ar ranged If desired. Shall he very gl;id to Fhow the properties, and l(ope those dur ing to buy, either for their own u- or for Investment, will call and net rw. Tin prin cipal object of the advertisement N to call attention to the properties. Priee4 and terms can be arranged aa t b-fartorlly. We have sold a large number of prop erties during the past year, but have been receiving others until our I i st i rea ! ! y larger aaid more complete than ever be fore. GEO.M. NOBLE & CO. 501 Jackson St. TOPEKA, - KANSAS. P. S Thee nre not nil. We h:ive othr FARM I'ROPKKTJ KS, other ..-. OTHER RKSlDK.NCKil and bulne.s properties for sale in the city of Tupek-i, and in Shawnee county, and beside we have farms in nearly every iiiiiiitv in th state of Kansas and In west.rn Missouri. We have ranches and pastures, lnrge hihI small, besides cltv properties in everv principal city of the t:if. and In Kuntcis City, Mo. Call or write for particulars. ... r;v j . 1 - v.. . L " t - B ft ! ' - -- . TOPEKAJOGIETY. First Reception of the Season is Given. Mrs. Frank D. Merriam the Hostess Friday Afternoon. 3IAXY FRETTY GOWXS. Mrs. Merriam and Receiving Party Handsomely Attired. Items of a Social and Personal Nature. The first formal reception of the sea son was giver. Friday afternoon by Mrs. Frank D. Merriam, at her home on Col lege avenue. Mrs. Merriam s charming home never looked prettier than on this occasion, though the decorations were marked by their extreme simplicity. The receiving party was composed of Mrs, Frank Merriam. Mrs. E. V. Zea of Kansas City and Mrs. E. B. Merriam. They stood in front of the mantle, which was filled in and banked to the ceiling v."ith luxuriant ferns and palms. As sisting through the rooms were Mrs. Carrol Merriam. Mis. John Bradley. Mrs. Blew art Sheldon. Mrs. James B. Havden, Mrs. L. U. McClintock. Mrs. N. K. Baker, ar.d Mrs. F. P. Baker. Oraceful garlands of asparagus fern were festooned over the doors and win dows and caught with pretty bows of rose colored ribbons. In the reception hall a daintily arranged punch table was presided over by Miss Bessie HayJen, Miss Edna McClint.k and Miss Laura "W'eidling. Al! three wore pretty even ing gowns. The cut glass punch bott 1 was twined about with asparasus fern, caught with rose-colored ribbons, and errands -of the same trailed over the tides of the table. The chandeliers wei'e wound with asparagus forn and palms were arranged on the landings of the Biairs. Kefreshmentswere served in the dining room and in an adjoining alcove Wat eon's orchestra played during the af ternoon. Mrs. Merriam wore a handsome cos tume of red crepe de chine with garni ture of black lace and diamonds. Mrs. E. B. Merriam, "was in black nt over black silk, prettily trimmed with black j ribbon. Mrs. Zea wore a pretty silk grown trimmed with chantilly lace and diamond ornaments. All the assisting ladies wci'e handsome reception cos tumes. " One hundre.i and ninety invitations were issued for the affair, and in spite of the threatening afternoon the riHjnia were thronged with handsomely gowned women during the receiving hours. The Shakespeare Club. The regular meeting of the Fhakes jeare club y,sls held Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. A. "W. Parks at 921 Topeka avenue. The club is now devoting its time to the study of Twelfth Night, and roll call was responded to with quota tions from this play. Mrs. H. "W". Rniy acts as critic or con ductor, and assigns a character to each member, who reads her part in turn; the characters are discussed and a full his tory of the play is carefully gone over. A novel feature of this club is the "char acter play," which occupies a part of each -meeting. It is similar to the old fashioned game of authors, but instead of the questions being answered by the names of authors. Shakespearian char acters are used. The plan was origina ted by Mrs. Roby, and after the club has completed a play she writes lists of question on cards, withthe name of the character answering the questions at the top, and the game is played like authors. There is a game for each play completed. The following members were taken In to the club this fall: Mrs. Dan Small, Mrs. Margaret Wiggin, Mrs. A. W. La cey, Mrs. B. T. Lewis, Mrs. A. Zahner and Mrs. Balding. Mrs. William Wadsworth was elected president to rill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Mrs. Wightrnan. Mrs. Anton Smith is vice president and Mrs. Parks, secretary. The next meet ing of the club will be a week . from Tuesday with Mrs. Parks. West Side Reading Circle. The regular meeting of the West Side Reading circle was held Tuesday after noon at the home of Mrs. C. A. Fellows. Mrs. Dan H. Case of Honolulu was a guest of the club and gave an interest ing talk on Hawaii: she had quite a col lection i f curios with her and these ad ded much to the interest of the occa sion. Mrs. A. H. Thompson was also a guest of the club. Refreshments were served by the hostess. A New Club. A club has been formed for the pur pose of studying English literature; It is under the leadership of H. CJ. Larimer an i meets every Wednesday evening in Miss Crumb's studio. It is different from most study clubs thousrh the members may do as much or as little studying as they desire. At each meeting Mr. Lari mer delivers a lecture. The club now has 0 members but w ill probably have more later in the season. The Conversion Club. The Conversation club, which meet once a week pursues a pi'v different from tnat employed by any other club in the city. The members taKe turns .n in troducing t- pics f, r dicu-si n: sime!in e; several quest ons are uiscused in an even ing, and occasionally one will uccupy an entire evening. Tbj topics fire not an nounced previous to he meeting at which, th- y ar d.cused, so that n preparation is t'.i-.ssible, except by the member intro ducing it. The f-'llowing list of questions wa dis cussed by the club last year and may be cf ben. tit to other clcbs: "British-Boer War:" "The Irrigation of I-antis in the Great Northwest:'' "The Pest Method of Promoting Patriotism In hiidren:" "Are Women's ciiibs Beneti cinl or detrimental to Home Life?'" " The I rcenscious Mind:" "Review of Mirit Twain's Article on the Hebrew:" "Re view of Howell's Topeka Lecture:" Re vi"W rf Ian M McLaren's artie'e. "'Restless Eners-y of the American People: " "The Feasibility- of an Alliance Between Ger many and Great Britain and the United States;" "The Influence of Leisure on the Individual;" "Is Appreciation of Wash ington's Character Declining?" "For What Should We, as a Nation, Be Most Thankful?" "The Woman Question, as Portraved bv Olive Schreiner in Cosmo politan;" "Is the Proper Observance of Sundav Passing Away?" "Has Congress Abdicated?" "The Consumer's League;" "The Enduring Quality of the Novel:" "The Growth of Individualism;" "A Re view of the Play of Ben Hur, and Dis cussion of Its probable Effect Upon the Stage and the Public;" "A Review of Professor Blackmail's Address at a Meet ing of the State Teachers' Association;" "Did Kipling Write David Harum?" "The Establishment of Free Lecture Courses bv New York Board of Education;" "The Sheldon Capital;" "Domestic Unhappiness in Homes of Men and Women of Genius;" "Is Crime Increased bv Hard Times;". "Old Age Pension In England;" "The Loy alty of British Colonies to the Empire;" "The Election of United States Senators by the People;" "Demoniacal Possessions In Corea;" "A Model School at Evans ton:" "Do the Majority of Women Favor Woman Suffrage?" "Psychical Research;" "Were American Colonies Partly to Blame for Misunderstandings Which Brought on the Revolution?" "Is It Possible for All People to Think Alike?" "Admiral Dewev as a Candidate for President;" "The Porto Rican Tariff;" "Fifty Names for Hall of Fame:" "Does the Foreign Element In the Public Schools Reduce the General Average of Scholarship?" "Some of Captain Hamilton's Experiences in the Philippines:" "Would It Be Wise for the United States to Force Turkish Claims, if It Involved AVar?" "A Comparison of City With Country Life:" "What Should B Done With Surplus Energy of Boys Dur ing Vacation Season?" Tbe Ninde Chautauqua. The following programme will be given Monday evening at the regular meeting of the "Ninde Chautauqua: "French Revolution," chapter VI Miss Nellie Lercher "Inner Life of Fenelon" E. L. Simon "Rivalry of Nations," Chapter IV Mrs. Bunker Roll call will be responded to with mis cellaneous quotations. Notes end Personal Mention. Mrs. E. W. Zea, of Kansas City, is spending a week in Topeka with her sis ter. Mrs. Frank D. Merriam. Mrs. Harry Weaver, who came down from Kansas City for the Merriam recep tion, will remain over Sunday with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. L. B. MeCHntock. The Conversation club met Fr:day even ing with Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Garvey at tr.eir home at 515 Buchanan street. Miss Mabel Bailey, of Chanute, and Miss Jessie Gwidis. of Newton, are in the city visiting Miss Olive Lewis. Mrs. Mary L. Bunker went to Emporia today tJ spend Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. Swenson. Dr. D. C. Jones, of the Soldiers' Home at Danville, 111., formerly of Trpeka, is spending a day or two in the city. Mr. and Mrs. J. I". Drake, who leave next Tuesday fcr the f:outh to spinel the 1 winter ttr the oenent et 3ir. Drakes health, are visiting their daughter, Mrs. S. A. Scott, at Ui;7 Lincoln street. Mrs. E. A. Schmidt, of Agtlas Ciilientes, Mexico, is in Emporia visiting her sister. Mrs. Sweiison. .for a slrt time, after which she will come to Topeka to visit her mother, Mrs. Mary Bunker, at the Throop. (Continued on Page Five.) WHATJSNEXT? Search and Seizure Decision Creates Much Comment. Judge Garyer Says It is Not Far Reaching. MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Chief Stahl Says Police Must Change Tactics. Stuff Stored Away In Jail Cel lar to Be Returned. There is Talk of Passing a New Ordinance. Doctor (to attendant) How many dead this morning? Attendant Nine. sir. Doctor But how- is that? I wrote out ten prescriptions yesterday. Attendant Yes. sir; but one of the patients would not take the medicine. Pick-Me-Up. The decision of the appellate court In declaring Invalid the Topeka ordinance for the confiscation of paraphernalia used for illegal purposes and allowing the po lice judge to impose a jail sentence has caused much talk. Judge T. F. Garver, who was inter ested in the drafting of the original or dinance, which was afterward changed by the council, does not think that the decision of the court of appeals utterly annuls the ordinance. In speaking of it he said: "The decision of the court of appeals in the Semple case is not as far reach ing nor as disastrous in its results as some seem to think. This case merely presented the question of the right to prosecute under the ordinance for main taining a club where intoxicating li quors were used and drunk as a bever age in violation of law. The court would probably take a different view of a cas? against a common jointist. The only thing decided that applies to the joint isls is, that punishment by imprison ment cannut he intiicted by a city of the first class. There can be no question about the right to fine, and Imprison un til fine and costs are paitl; fo-r this pow er is expressly conferred by the legisla ture and remains effective in the ordi nance without regard to the imprison ment feature. The one can stand, though the other fails. The court said nothing about the search and seizure provisions of the ordinance; and I understand that was not in the case which the court had before it. "The ordinance adopted by the city council of Tc-Dfcka was changed frm what it was when presented by the city i attorney. The council, tor the purpose. I of protecting the clubs, as I understand, struck out of the title to the ordinance j the words which were inserted with a ' view to reaching places where liquors ; were kept for use in violation cf law, even though not sold. Had the title to the ordinance been left its the city at torney had prepared it, I do not tiiinic thia decision could have been made on the subject of nuisances. There is grave doubt of the correctness of this decision. A number of very respectable courts have held that imprisonment may be in flicted as a punishment under such au thority as is ,conf erred upon cities of the first class. "The court of appeals cites no author ity in support of its decision and at tempts no argument to satisfy one of its correctness. The question is, in my judgment, too important to be disposed of as a finality on this case. In any event, I think the ordinance has left in it ample authority to continue the fight -m the joints. The fines can be made big enough to make up for the jail sen tence. "The appealed cases now in the dis trict court cannot be affected by this decision, except as to the right of the district court, in case of conviction, to sentence a defendant to imprisonment as a part of the punishment. Tne cases can undoubtedly be tried, and if defend ants are found guilty they may be fined as much as $iU0 in each case. The court of appeals has not held the ordinance void except as to certain provisions, which do not apply to the joints. W. F. Schoch, one of the attorneys for Semple, has the following view of tho decision: "The point involved in this case is a simple one and easily under stood. The right to imprison as a pun ishment for crime is a right inherent in the states. Cities are municiual corpora tions created by the state, having such powers and authority only as is granted to them by the legislature representing the state. The right to imprison as a punishment is an extraordinary pro ceeding and the courts of other states have long held that before a city shall have power to inflict imprisonment as a punishment for offenses under its ordi nances, that the authority so to do must be expressly granted by the state to the municipality. The legislature of Ka'.SiS nas never expressly or otherwise auth orized cities in this state to imprison persons found guilty of offenses under ordinances, which offenses are also pun ishable under the laws of the state. Consequently cities in this state have no authority to imprison as a punish ment for any offenses committed under its ordinances-except for non-payment cf polltax. This the legislature has ex pressly provided for. This is all there is in the proposition, and the court of appeals has only followed a well s?tt!ed ruie of law. that seems to have been overlooked or regarded as of no conse quence heretofore. The authorities arc? ample and sufficient to sustain the decision-just rendered. Cities, however, still have the power to punish by fine all offenses under its ordinances and the power to imprison for the non-payment of such fines. Semple in this case was charged with selling liquor: with keep ing and maintaining a club or place where liquors were distributed, keeping arid maintaining a nuisance as defined in the ordinance. All these propositions were before the court: ami all passed on by the court the court holding he could net be prosecuted for either of the of fenses charged. On .no other theory could he 'have been discharged. The court further holds that the entire ordi nance is void and it means that all the appealed cases must be dismissed." Councilman J. S. Warner, in speaking of the decision, said: -"I suppose the council will try to draft something to take the place of the ordinance passed upon by the court. The complexion of the council has changed since that ordi nance was passed. Nothing stronger than the old law can be passed that w ill be constitutional. I suppose the council will pass an ordinance to take the place of the one declared unconstitutional, but I do not think one stringent enough can be passed. The city can not stand this heavy expense. There must be 75 cases appealed to the district court, and the city wiil have to stand the costs." After the Semple habeas corpus case was brought in the court of appeals Judge Hazen announced that none of the liquor cases appealed from the police court would be tried until the decision in the Semple case was received. Q. C. Clemens claimed In his argument for Semple that thfs ordinance was copied from the ordinance of an Iowa town, and that the supreme court of Iowa had decided the ordinance to be unconstitu tional. Councilman W. F. Weber said: "It seems to me that our ordinance is knocked out. I do not know what will be done, but I suppose the city attorney will try and get up something else that he thinks will be constitutional. I do not see how an ordinance can be drafted that will be effective and constitutional. When a man sells liquor and the offi cers can not touch his fixtures and have to have in mind a certain sale, it is a puzzle to me what can be done." "Seems to me the county ought to carry on these prosecutions. It cost the city during the last term of the district court over $1,000. It is not right. The county ought to bear the expense. The city pays the most taxes and is help ing to build county bridges. I was not in the council when the ordinance was passed and do not know a great denl about it. I understand it takes all the appealed cases out of the district court and that the city has to pay the costs. The city is. not financially able to stand this additional expense. No use to fig ure on a new electric light plant now." Chief of Police Stahl said: "This de cision will make a difference in our mode of procedure as it will prevent the taking of bars and furniture or any thing of that nature. As 1 understand it arrests can be made as before ani the liquor in bottles, jugs or keits can be taken. The decision as I understand it will knock out the jail sentence and that it is beyond power to remedy by the council. The search and seizure ordinance is rendered void because of a defective title w hich explained I in- pur pose. The search and seizure clause can be rendered effective and btand as we st'pposed it stood if the city council will P'-ri'eet the title and describe in detail all clauses and repass the ordinance. That is simply a technical point. This point I have gotten from Otis Hungate who has notified me that he will demand the restoration to I: is clients of all fur niture taken from them. All I have had seized in raids is labeled and stored away where I can get at it." A number of Lars that were seized in r.'iids during Chief Ramsey's term were destroyed anl the lumber used in build ing a shed In the jail yard. He How I envy the man who JtiFt sarg the sulo. She Why. T thought he had an ex ceptionally pocr voice. He Oh, it isn't his voice I envy; it's his nerve. Tit-Bits. SllERMAN'S IIHHUESTS. How the TIansiield Statesman Di vided His Estate. Mansfield, O., Oct. 27. The will of the late ex-Secretary of State John Sherman was taken to probate court by Coiigiv ss man W. S. Kerr, of this city, and At torney M. M. Parker, of Washingf-in, D. C. After arranging with Probata Judge BrinkerhofT for t he e I plli at ion to admit the will to probate, the document was taken away by thj attorneys. Con gressman Kerr was not found, and li. J. Babeock ai:d other relatives have re turned to Washington. The will is voluminous and entirely la Mr. Sherman's handwriting. The i-fIkio is estimated at two and a half millions. The original will was made at Wash ington, December ll.i ixno, and was wit nessed by Judge Smys r, of Wcxisler, then a member of congress; Henry A. Vaile; Anson il. McCook, then secre tary of the United Stairs senate, ami E. J. Babcock, private iecictary to Mr. Sherman. The codicil wag made on January Ti, lliuO, at Washington, and the wiims.- are Wm. A. MiKenny, Ward Thorn. 11. S. Reeslde anil Albei t B. Lett, all of Washington. Mrs. Mary Sherman McCallum Ectn JIUO.000. half In real estale- of her choice and the balance in bonds. After other bequests are paid, she with five oth.-is get the residue, making her xharv isu mated at $-". ihw, and possibly more. The heirs of Charles shrmnn get Jl').' divided amo.;g lin-in; lloyt Sherman. .f Des Moines, Iowa, a brother, nets oi shares of preferred murk in the !. Moines iti'et r.rilroa 1 rompanv, or if they are sold JIo.o.mi in cash. The I,, ir of the late (Jen. Wm. T. Slmman i"t $10.01)0, as do all the heirs of the hii.i James Sherman, and a similar amount is bequeathed t,( the chil-lr-en of a msier, Susan Buitley: the e Inl-lren of Mrs. Fanny MouJton set the a m', an I r do Lampson Sheirnan hm! Kliz.jb ih Reese. MHnli-ll K t t:..t for pal St puri'OS-s; libeiiin o!let:e are! Kt v-ci each Eft t-.S'H) Who the other five n-eiiciari'-s -f the r siii" a re wh: r ; ' t learned. The even? rs of ihe ill at.i M. M. I'ark-r. of Washington, and W. S. Kerr, of Mansliel I. ti' W t h ir 'i It H well kticvn tll.it 1 Hazel s.uve nil! he., I a I the p;iin at one-. It nl!l u:-- "7 ma i t skin lic-.s-s and weo r i . . ft U a fer'aili f r pie (-..Kia.r- f- its mav . . v ll. n! ! net the oriKIUiil I " Win s Vwlih if i. as I rialve. At till drug hioms. "Had your vacation yt. Grimsby?" "Nop. Golnw in .m-''!iii't." "But November in usually one of t!;e unpleasant luont hs. " "Yes. and my wife's mother alw.ii visits her in Novemb-r." Cleveland Plain I filer. 1 . 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