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THE TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, SATUKDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 3, 1904.
14 TWO MEN AND A GIRL. Must a man b necessarily of French extraction because his front name hap pens to be Jean? And does a hearts-hole woman incline more to the soul ful, superficially brilliant man than to the h4mely featured, plodder who can not play upon romantic "moods?" Tne second question may slide it hardly matters now; but I emphasize the first because, in a negative sort of way. it may indicate the most prominent draw back in Jean Lorrimer's character. If ' I say it now, while he is still waiting upon Fame, I cannot be - accused of Jealousy. How had we shared rooms for so long without coming to blows? I hardly know. Maybe I had a crude sense of humor that saved every situation. If 1 . 11 1 nM fTft t Vl M t Tp! I -1 o. 1 1 vi r n i iiim inu - - - painted pictures lcftily from dawn till -..l, .r,H ualnnallv from dUSk till dawn and could only earn enough, t' Justify his own pet paradox. Art, r. said, never paid a man until after hi death, No genuine artist expected it . 1 ... . . .. , wr-exnt nf lil B-PnUinC UU llltS Biiaiiftr.iw 1 . D , . Bess lay in the steady production of bis productions while alive. -t u - nii r.vfnfii Mt the rieriodi l 1 1 n -i , j j . " - -. . i . u-han after rnuehine and .iciinr n rood deal, he turner! his back 'to the light, suddenly recollected something;, and asked softly if I had that note to spare bsiu cav. When you see a man every day, you remember him as he is. not as he was, r might have been. But one wet, windy July evening, whan Jean reached out his hand in the deepening dusk for ... 1, 'i f ir T n nH i'. "1 how White and lone the fingers were like bon-w covered with white kid. Through the moke rings I took stock of his general There had been a nebulous idea in my mind for days. It tooK snape in mai moment. I knocked out my pipe and aid carelessly: . Well, I'm going for my fortnight s ozone on Saturday. Just struck me. You'd better knock oft and come, too.' It was our first wet evening Wed nesday, I believe. In the rear portion of our double sitting room was a piano; but Jean had grown tired of playing it possibly because there was only my self to be thrilled. We sat smoking and between the puffs Jean talked of art. and pictured humanity without it as a raisa of jellyfish. A vapory dusk bad Just settled dyown. and we saw no one enter the gate. But. of a sudden, from the hall came the sound of a voice eeft, rich, clear, wonderful above the landlady's murmur. Our door was ajar. It rippled Into laughter, rose and died down again with an Indescribable vibra tion that seemed to awaken a new set of nerves. . , A tap. The landlady stepped In, apologized, and Btood twisting her hands mysteriously in the dusk. We etood up on a mutual Impulse, Jean foremost. "Mr. Lorrimer gentlemen you see me so awkwardly placed. But I said I'd put it to you. I have only the spare bedroom, and the young lady must have a sitting room with a. piano a3 well. And the town Is full." She sank her voice. "Such a sweet young thing a singer, down for the rest of the season. I knew you wouldn't mind if I closed these folding doors and let her have the rear half." I was about to reply. There was no need. Jean Lorrimer cleared his voice and threw a new, deep ring into it. "The Idea, my good madam! Cer talnlv halve the apartment at once; we shall be only too delighted." "Miss Mav Ronald thanks you very much, and thinks it a wonderful kind r.fES." excitedly whispered Mrs. Cor bould. looking In again. "I mean it I dol," came the rich laughing voice, with. Just a tremor of fun and shyness. Tall, fair, and Imposing? Xo! A little dainty, dark, elfin creature, with big. brown dancing eyes, that seemed to change their light every second. I looked under Jean's arms to see more. She wore a drooping hat of violets, with wide velvet strings tied around her oval face, and a gauzy fawn cloak. And Jean had my-best gray suit; she had seen him in it he would have to keep it. Three of the strange precious days had ticked out. We passed them in a tentative quiver of suspense and ex pectancy, too vague, delicious, mysteri ous, to be puffed away by precipitate action. While pretending utter in difference, we were watching each other warily ready for a leap in the dark. If Jean went out, I followed. If Jean's headache came on I staid In to keep him company. Did she understand? She must be heart whole because, no woman who had loved and lost or loved and won for that matter could have such eyes and such a note in her voice! "I was half thinking," Jean re marked yawningly. carelessly, one night, as we stood in our bedroom, "of sending for my things and stay ing here for the rest of the season. I believe I could do myself justico here." "Xo! How strange," I said, with a laugh. "I was half thinking of go ing back tomorrow. Instead of be ing the substance, holidays are gener ally the shadow of the anticipation." And so the dreamlike days ran on. until only three were left to us. A crisis was in the air. It was just after tea, as the blue haze came steal ing down. We sat, with all the ev ening's possibilities before us. listen ing to those Indefinable sounds be yond the folding doors. I thought I knew something. Jean Lorrimer meant to speak beore I could. Behind the newspaper in his twitching hands, he was staring at the concert bill which said that Miss May Ronald would sing "Klllarney" at the Casino that evening. He meant to watch, follow her as she left the hall, sink down upon one knee of my gray trousers and offer her his heart In words that I could never hope to equal. He meant to scotch my pre sumptions at a blow. We both sprang to the window cur tain, struggled for best place, and watched. Had she glanced back our way? If so. It was only as an elusive woman, conscious of her own powers, could glance. She was gone, and the dusk seemed to plunge into darkness of a sudden. Jean stood, breathing hard. "Look here. I can't stand this! I refuse to be watched, to have my thoughts read In this way. Tou know my feelings you know what has come over me. In your place, I should have Btood back like a man. Instead. I find rny own friend working in the dark against me. Now, what Is it to be, Billy? Speak " "I can," I said. "I was just about to a6k you the same question. Sup pose you speak." We stood. Hitherto It had been a soi-t of comedy. In that silence trag edy seemed to flit betwen us. and to wait here, breathing tentatively. The shadow of the woman was there al ready and then Jean answered me. Perhaps, In a moment's madness, perhaps half unconsciously, he picked up his hat, stumbled to the door, fum bled at the lock. sprang through, turned the key on the outer side, banged the hall door, and was gone. Gone! Minutes may have passed before I realized the meaning of the childish, grotesque impulse. I was locked In, and the key lay in Jean's pocket. It was barely, half-past nine when the door ODened. I heard Miss Ron aid rustle through. I listened. She seemed to be moving quickly. Yes, she had sung her song, and come straight home the expression on that waiting madman's face had frighten ed her. Ten minutes later, when that key turned again, and Jean Lorrimer strode into the smoke haze, I was reading a magazine myself, and laughing as only a man laughs who sees deepest humor where other men see nothing. But the end was not yet. When I rubbed my eyes next morn ing, Jean's bed was eloquently empty. He had gone out. I heard. At mid day, Jean was still out. Ah, sulky, of course! Seething pride urged him to kill me out of the way and the same useful pride reminded him that he had to finish the holiday at my ex pense. I strolled out at length, indif ferent as to the remainder of his movements. As I turned down the square, a telegraph messenger scur ried past. But I was thinking hard of an oval face, with dancing, pansy soft brown eyes. Jean had had his chance; now to find mine or make it! Half past five, when desolate, glum. I turned back for home. Even that golden, glorious afternoon had palled, and as for life ahead, without Miss Mav Ronald's laueh and glance But Mrs. Corbould was hovering mysteriously in the hall. "Gone!" I rattled. It seemed that all had flown. I heard Mrs. Corbould go out. The door of her room our own room again now stood mournfully ajar; a cae-e from which our precious song ster had flown. Something made me tiptoe in, to look, to realize in run. The awful, the indescribable silence of it that tried to speak to me! Just that faint scent of violets clung there; nothing more our dream voice was gone. I moved around in awe, touch ing the things that she must have touched. The piano was mutely, ap pealingly open. Quite unthinkingly, I ran my finger along the white keys, to hear their sound again but how different a sound! And then I shot back from it and stood perfectly still because a timid tapping at the fold ing doors from our side of them. Jean! The sly. desperate Jean! He knew nothing yet: nothing except that he was alone in there with her be yond the partition, as he fondly thought. And he was tapping to her. It had come to that. What next? Why. as I held my breath, drinking in the exquisite irony of it, beneath those doors the edge of something white was pushed and fluttered. A note, just visible in the dusk. Heavens, he had written! I never hesitated. Softly I closed the door, lit the gas, and, as with slow diffidence, drew away his note. I could picture him Just beyond the woodwork, his breath suspended, list ening as for his life. And now, I was reading his burning words. Dear, dear Mi.ss Ronald: Speak once more I must, at any cost. it spells death or life now! Tell me that you were not offended beyond hope at my bitter words last night; that you did not leave me in that way from sheer aversion! It would kill me, but I must know tonight. Jt is my one chance my jealous, interfering, tact less friend is out of the way for once. Dare I hope afresh 7 I await your dear finality on this cold side the fold ing doors. Yours ever, Jean Lorri mer, artist." That was It. I do not think I paused an instant, because my glance happened to focus pen and Ink on the sideboard. Revenge revenge for all! 1 sat down in a corner and wrote upon the reverse side of his own note paper; wrote in a stiff, feminine hand. and purposely misspelled his name. Oh. if the folding doors had crashed In at that moment! Mr. Lorrimer: As you Insist, I must answer what some women might con sider a studied impertinence, coming from one who does not appear to be in a position to think of marrying. In fact. I do not think my intended hus band, who will be shortly visiting Angel's Rest, would care for me to say anything more than this to a total stranger. Kindly accept a hint. lours. May Ronald." I tapped. How his heart jumped, I knew! I pushed the reply under, and skipped back, waiting to hear a gasp or a moan. When that dead silence became unendurable, I tiptoed out, took my hat from the hall peg and slipped from the house. Somehow I did not care to face Jean Lorrimer just then. Besides, with that sick longing at my own heart, I only want ed silence and solitude some spot where I could stand and fight my own bitter battle. I had found It: a quiet little strip of beach just beyond the pier, only ac cessible at low tide. We had often "shadowed" Miss Ronald to the spot but how different it looked now! I had turned to go. Should I ever forget? My heart took a convulsive bound. A figure stood there. Just un der the cliff; it was as if she had risen at my approach and dared not move either way. It was It was May Ron ald! She had not gone; she was here still. The next moment was a sort of whirling blank, through which came up her quivering, half-defiant whis per. "Forgive me! I had to. Forgive me!" Not till afterward did I realize that I had sprung, caught both the shrink ing little hands, and held them as if I never meant to let them slip again. "It was for your sake I would not stay there," she whispered. "And and I could not explain. I saw what must happen you would hate each other if I stayed longer. I I sent the telegram" there to myself, to get away quickly, hoping you would not find me here again, and oh, don't let him know! He frightened me; he would never leave me, he said, until I told him the name of the man I preferred to " "Then." I said, drawing her close, "be armed with an answer let there be some one from tonight!" t Xo, she did not tell me then and there, but afterward I could value her the more for that. Eight o'clock was striking when. In a dreamlike whirl. I hurried back Into the parlor. When should I dare to tell him what could I tell him? Eh, what did It mean? Jean not there; the tea intact, and a note lying beside my plate! Suicide? No. It said : "Dear Billy: Sorry, but I'm sick of inaction and tired of the sameness. After all, I can't live without my work, as you must have noticed. Not to spoil the remainder of your holiday, I have borrowed $10 from your trunk, and am taking the 6:50 back to town. Tou shall have It by Monday at latest. Jean. "P. S. Don't say now that I stood in your way with the girl. Not that I want her!" Two days later I was able to send him a two line reply: "Glad you don't want her. I do, and have won her." Robert Halifax, in Chicago Tribune. She Took That One. "Edith accepted old Millun's hand In marriage yesterday." "The hand he signs his checks with, I guess." Dulutb. News-Tribune. PRISONER TO A GIRL. BY M. QUAD. I was scouting along the front of Lee's army to pick up information for General Grant, and on this particular day I had approached what I thought was an abandoned farm house that i might get a drink of water from the well. The front door stood partly open. and that was one of my reasons for be lievine the place deserted. As I reached the door I looked In and saw furniture, and at once realized that some one must be living there. I was hesitating: what to do when the door of an Inner room opened and a girl about 12 years old stood before me. She was poorly clad and hands and face were not overly clean, but her eyes shone with intelligence and her expres' sion was pleasing. "What do you want?" she asked, af ter we had surveyed each other for a minute. "Something to eat, and I will pay you for it," I replied. "If you'll give me the gourd I will get a drink of water. "But father is away and I am all alone and vou are a .Yankee. "Well, what of that? I shan't hurt vou." She looked me over from head to foot and no doubt wondered how I got there and what my errand was. I leaned against the door and smiled at her, but the pleasant look leit her tace ana sne tightened her lips as if she had come to some decided conclusion about some thing. I thought she was going to turn me away, but after a while she slowly said: She Had a Pistol Leveled at My Breast. "You will find a gourd at the well, and I will get you something to eat." I went out and satisfied my thirst, and then re-entered the house and sat down at the rude table in the kitchen whereon the meal was served. She brought me milk and some corn bread and cold meat. I tried my best as I ate to engage her in conversation, but she either an swered in monosyllables or not at all. She knew all about the war, young as she was, and being southern born it was not to be expected that she would give me a very cordial welcome. I could and did make allowance for this, and when I found that she was sullen and uncommunicative I ceased to annoy her wuh questions. When my cup was empty she took it down cellar to refill it. I heard her moving about down there and heard her ascend the stairs, and though she did not immediately re appear I did not raise my eyes. A minute later, however, sne spoKe, and my eyes lifted fast enough. She was standing in the door between tne kitchen and the front room, and she had a shotgun leveled at my breast from a distance of only ten feet. "Yankee, you are my prisoner," she quietly said. "What do you mean? 1 askea, as I rested an elbow on the table and started at her in surprise. "Just what I said, sir. You are my prisoner and if you don't do just as I say I will shoot you. Stand up!" "Don't be foolish, child," I said, as I stood up and smiled at her. "That gun isn't loaded and even if it was you would not dare to fire it off. Put it away and hand me the milk, i am going to give you this silver half dol lar when I am through eating." "The gun Is loaded and I'll shoot!" she exclaimed, though her voice be trayed that she was somewhat fright ened. "Do as I tell you or i win nre. Go Into the pantry!" My revolver was in its holster un der my coat, and I knew that the girl would fire if I made a move to get it. It was absurd to let a child like her make me prisoner, and yet I was forced to realize that she was as dan ererous as a man perhaps more so. The result was that I backed up to the open door of the pantry, and as she advanced upon me I stepped Into the little room and she closed tne aoor and fastened it with a button. My idea was to escape by the win dow before she could get out and around the house, but I found the opening a small one and barred rrom the outside. I could not have escaped that way had I been alone in the house. Drawing my revolver I fired through the door and made threats, but the girl's voice was firm and de- termined as she answered me: "If you fire again I will shoot through the door, and there is a big load of buckshot in the gun." I coaxed and attempted to bribe, but she refused to hold any conversa tion with me. I hoped that she would leave the house to get help, in which case a couple of kicks would have sent the old door flying, but she sat down in the kitchen to act as guard until some one should come along. It was almost noon before any one ar rived, and then it was a squad of confed erate cavalry beating up the country in search of federal scouts and spies. They were passing the house when the girl called them in, and as the sergeant open ed my prison door and commanded me to step forth seven or eight others had their carbines leveled at me. They joked and guyed me not a little and had much to say in praise of the girl, and I passed a bad quarter of an hour before they were ready to proceed. ... As for the girl she seemed to take it all as a matter of course, and had little more to say to the soldiers than she had had to me, though one of them knew and gave her news of her father. I was later taken to Lee's headquarters to be questioned, and later on was sent to Richmond, where President Davis did me the honor to confine me in a dark cell of the city prison for two weeks, and plentv of threats were indulged in as to my ultimate fate. A scout is not a. spy, however, and having been taken in my uniform and without the enemy's lines they soon gave over the talk of hanging. After a fortnight I was transferred to Libby prison and later on sent off to Andersonville with a batch, and It was within a few weeks of peace when I re covered my liberty. Long after the war I revisited the farm house where I was so ignominiously cap tured. I found only an old man about, and of him I queried: "Did you live here during the war? "I shorely did. sah!" "Had vou a daughter?" "Yes, Nancy. She married two years ago, but has been dead for six month. She was a good girl. Nancy was. Right vere in this house, when she was only 12 years old, she captured the most daring spy in Grant's whole army." (Copyright, 1904, by T. C. McClure.) tUlr " Mtf tola Miscellaneous PULL AN A. D. T. Call Box or call either tel epnone No. 5t and have your Want Ads brought to the State Journal office by free messenger ser vice. Cost of classified ads 6 cents per 11jv of six words to the line and every fraction thereof. OFFICIAL ANN O TTN CKM F. NTS. I AM A CANDIDATE FOR STATE senator from the Seventeenth district, (lit At. subiect to th decision of the Qual ified electors In Shawnee county in No vember. C. P. BOLMAE. ItF.AL ESTATEtAjNFERS L. R. Rodgers to L. R. Manley, lot 3 ana nortn nail or lot o x-oib. street. Douthitt Place addition $l,o00 S. R Hanson and husband to S. Worcester, lots 2318. 2320 and ;25S Clay street, Quinton and Steele's addition 450 The Shawnee Building and Loan as sociation to C. L. Hastings, lots 2400 and 2402 Clay street, Quinton and Steele's addition -0 WAXrED SITUATIONS. WANTED A position by boy 18. Addres3 D. A.. Journal. WANTED Sewing to do at home, chil- aren s ciotnes a specialty, .c. on , WANTED Situation for aged gentleman to work during winter for board, milk cows or tend horses. Call at 1011 E. 8th. WANTED Position as housekeeper by a middle aged woman, references given; no tritiers need answer this. AUdress Housekeeper, Journal. WANTED Situation in millinery store as maker or saleslady, experience and ref erences given. Address M. L.. Journal. WHEN you want to hire a man or boy. call up Y. M. C. A. teiephone SI I. We have a list of men and confidential ref erences concerning them. Y. M. A. Employment Bureau. 117 E. 8th st. WANTED MALE HELP. , MOLER'S barber college, Denver, Col., Dallas, Tex., Salt Lake City. Utah, or Los Angeles, Cal., wants men to learn the barber trade: special inducements now. Write nearest branch for terms. WANTED Steady boy about 15 to learn trade. Darling Rubber Stamp works, 8th and Kansas ave. WANTED Man or boy with scythe. Call at 923 North Tyler st. WANTED Man and wife to take care of sick man, house rent free, good salary. Address X., care. Journal. WANTED 1,000 gentlemen to call 'phone 1082 for a 'hasty" messenger to carry their letters or packages. WANTED For U. S. army, able bodied unmarried men between ages 21 and 35; citizens of United 6tates. of good charac ter and temperate habits who can speak, read and write English. For information apply to recruiting officer, 401 Kansas ave., Topeka, Kan. WANTED Shirt ironer or finisher at Commonwealth Hand laundry, "35 Tope ka ave. j WANTED Chicken pickers, steady work for good experienced men. Swift & Co., Hutchinson, Kan. WANTED Sharp young men everywhere, $4 day and expenses, experience unnec essary. Milwaukee Co.-op. Detective ser vice. Station C, Milwaukee. WE will make you a present of $100. give you splendid suit of clothes every 90 tays, enlarge your picture free and pay vou a salary of $S5 per month and all traveling expenses to take orders for the greatest and most reliable portrait house in the world. All this will be guaranteed. Address R. D. Martel, dept. S24, Chicago. WANTED Man and wife with no chil dren, private family work, wages J35 ana board. Cap. Emp. Agency, 735 Kan. ave. WANTED Men to learn barber trade, short time completes by our method, can nearly earn expenses before finishing, special inducements to applicants from distance, positions waiting graduates, write for catalog. Moler Barber college, St. Iou1s. Mo. WANTED Everywhere, men willing tt distribute samples, tack signs, etc., at $3 dailv; permanent: no canvassing. Con tinental Distributing Service, Chicago. DETECTIVE Can you spare part of your time for profitable detective work? No experience needed. Write American Detec tive association, Indianapolis. Ind. BY MPX3. house, person to call on dealers and agents, $18 and expenses paid week ly, expenses advanced, commission extra, permanent engagement, previous experi; ence not essential. Address Manager, i2o Dearborn St., Chicago. SHARP, young men everywhere, $4 a day and expenses, experience unnecessary. Milwaukee Co-operative Detective service. Station C, Milwaukee, Wis. YOUNG men everywhere cony letters at home evenings. $9.50 week. Send address ed envelope for particulars. Manager, S. 52, box 1411, Philadelphia. Pa. WANTED Everywhere, hustlers to tack signs, distribute circulars, samples, etc.; no canvassing: good pay. Sun Ad vertising bureau, Chicago. WANTED A distributer for the Kansas City Star. Call at 215 E. 7th at 2 p. in. Saturday or Monday. WANTED Agents to take exclusive ter ritory for one of the best sellers ever nut on the market. Our men make from $300 to $500 per month. Is no fake and sells Itself. Call at 606 Van Buren st. WANTED First class short order cook. Cremerie restaurant. His Pipe Dreams. "Tt has been eighteen years since I was told to break loose from tobacco, as an overindulgence in smoking was about to knock me out," said Mr. S. J. Manson of Chicago at the Shoreham."From that day though so dear to the lover of the weed I haven't put a cigar or pipe between my lips, and yet, strange as it may sound, on numerous occasions I find myself puf fing out huge clouds of smoke drawn from the most fragrant Havanas that ever were gin to solace mankind. "These smokes, let it be understood, come in my dreams, but the enjoyment they confer Is as solid and substantial as in the old days when the indulgence was a realitv. Curiously enough, too, the vis Ions always present a group of friends; I can see them puffing away vigorously. I catch the aroma they blow forth, I hear their conversation as In the old days and the whole atmosphere is of tobacco. Yet despite these vivid pictures awakening brings no desire to resume the ancient habit, and so I expect to continue dream ing of smoking to the end of the chapter without putting it into practice. Wash ington Post. Beauty may be only skin deep, but the Impression it makes penetrates to the heart. . ... mm m mr WANTKD Men everywhere, good pay, to distribute circulars, adv. matter, tack signs, etc. No canvassing. National Adv. Bureau, Chicago. WANTED Good arm waiters at Cremerie restaurant. WANTED FEMALE HELP. WANTED Cooks, waitresses, housegirls, housekeepers, chambermaids, dishwash ers, lunch counter help, clerks, farmhands and laborers. Capital Emp., 735 Kan. ave. WANTED Waist, and skirt makers. Mrs. Marcer, Crosby Bros. WANTED White girl for housework. In quire at 1023 Monroe st. WANTED Good white girl for household work, good wages, no washing or iron ing. 412 Topeka ave. WANTED Middle aged woman to keep house for widower with small family. Address J. M. Hadley, Whiting, Kan. LADIES wanted everywhere copying let ters home evening or spare time and return to us. No mailing or canvassing, $9.00 weekly earned; materials free. En close selt'-addressed envelope for particu lars. Guarantee Co., No. S. 52 i)th St., Philadelphia, Pa. LADY to travel, references required. sal ary $21 per week, expenses advanced. J. S. Ziegler & Co.,323 Dearborn St., Chicago. WANTED Good woman cook, meat and short order. Semple's, 813 Kansas ave. WANTED A good dining room girl. New Midland hotel, 4th and Quincy sts. LADIES to do piecework at their homes, we furnish all materials and pay from $7 to $12 weekly; send tamped envelops to Royal Co., 34 E Monroe St., Chicago. WANTED Swede or German girl for general housework in small family, no washing, no ironing. 333 Greenwood ave. WANTED mangle girl at Topeka Laun dry Co. WANTED Waitresses for eating houses New Mexico. $20 mo., board and pass. Capital Employment Agcy., 735 Kan. ave. WANTED White girl for housework 1213 Western ave. WANTED 1,000 ladles to call 'phone 1082 for a "hasty" messenger to carry their letters or packages. WANTED A good girl to do housework. Apply Mrs. F. P. MacLennan, 1019 To peka ave. LADIES, $30 1.000 copying letters at home, no canvassinir or mailing to friends. stamped envelope for particulars. Cres cent jvieaicine jo., dept. ii, jmsnawaKa, Ind. WANTED Competent white girl or wo man housework, no washing, good wages. 1115 Tyler st. LADIES having fancy work to sell, doi lies, centerpieces, Battenberg, crocheting and drawn work, also to do order work. Send stamped envelope to Ladies Ex change, 34 Monroe, Chicago. WANTED Women cooks $30 month, girls, eating house work, $20 month, board, room and pass, good housegirls. Capital Employment Agency, 735 Kansas ave. WANTED Elderly woman to act as housekeeper and care for small children. For particulars inquire of D. L. Ginter, Bucklin, Kan. WANTED Good girl for general house work. Apply 60S Topeka ave. LADIES earn $20 per 100 writing short letters; send stamped envelope for par ticulars. Best Mfg. Co., Valparaiso, Ind. JWA?nrEr AGENTS CANVASSERS and agents sell our new magnifying photograph frames, latest out: also campaign paperweights and pho tographs of presidential nominees. Glen Rock Novelty works. Glen block. Pa. AGENTS can sell our Christmas goods in every home, no cash or experience nec essary. Write for free outfit. Iliff & Co., Chicago. AGENTS to sell self-feeding brush novel ties, big profit, good seller. 2c stamp for particulars. Anti-leak proposition. Foun tain Brush Co., 100 E 129th St., N. Y. WANTED First class specialty salesman to sell attractive proposition to general trade; commission of one man for one month over $750. Barton-Parker Mfg. Co., Cedar Rapids. Ia. SALESMEN calling on country store trade can make $25 to $50 per week car rying our line on the side; pocket sam ples. Fairfax Refining Co., Cleveland, O. TRAVELING salesmen to sell our new series adv, needle cases and match and mirror designs: 25 per cent commission: send 25c for Uill samples prepaid or write for particulars. American Adv. Co., Lex ington, Ky. WANTED High commission or salary paid to salesmen who can sell line of high grade ladders from photograph :state references, exact territory covered, in ap plication. American Ladder Co., 85 Dear born St., Chicago, 111. SALESMEN, local or traveling, to sell fire proof safes to business men and farmers. Experience unnecessary, quick sales, big profits. Alpine Safe Co., Cincin nati. O. WANTED MISLLAOUS -VANTKn House of 12 to 20 rooms; must be modern and convenient to street car. Address H. A. J., care Journal. WANTED Grading and construction work, have 4 teams and scrapers, can furnish all help and 15 teams and men if needed. H. Wolfinbarger, Elmdale, Kan WANTED Boarders at 618 Monroe, first class board and rooms, rates reasonable. WANTED To buy good farm near Silver Lake, with possession. E. A. M. Smith, Topeka. WANTED To sell new go-cart, drop back and front, folds up, cheap. Mrs. Minnie Stanley, 125 Holman st.. North Topeka. WANTED Everybody in Topeka and the state to know that Oct. 1 we will open the oyster season with PURE FRESH BALTIMORE and YORK RIVER oysters not EMBALMED. On that date between 7 and 10 o clock a. m. we will give away FREE OF CHARGE to any one party or family one pint of ovsters, and sell and ship -that class of oysters during the entire sea- SWe will also give (free of charge) one stalk of J. T. Cornstalk's famous Milwau kee celery with every dressed chicken and quart of oysters we sell on Saturday, Start right and you will know where to buy good things to eat all winter. Ind. 'phone 722. J. A. DAVIS & CO., Corner Sixth and Van Buren St. WANTED 2 gentlemen boarders, shop men preferred. 418 Cedar st. WANTED To buy dozen or two spring chickens; must be cheap. State breed and price. Address J. D. S., care Journal, or call at 923 North Tyler st. WANTED Delivery horse weighing about 1100 lbs. 735 Topeka ave. THE TOPEKA BARREL & MFG. CO. buys Cottonwood and elm logs. WANTED 250 stoves. We want stoves and good second hand furniture. New and second hand furniture bought and sold. Monarch Furniture and Stove Co., 309 Kansas ave. WANTED Relatives of Mrs. Hattie A. Lumley, whose maiden name was Bla ker, deceased, late of Minneapolis, Minn., to communicate with administrator. W. B. Tuttle. New York Life bldg., Minne apolis, Minn. BUSINESS CHANCES. PROFITS AMOUNTING TO THOU- - SANDS of dollars are divided every month among investors by the (storey Cotton Co. (Incor porated capital and surplus $202,000.) Are you getting your snare? write ror partic ulars. T. H. Quinlan. treas., 658 The Bourse, Philadelphia, Pa. CORPORATION whose products are han dled by leading wholesale and retail dealers, want competent man to take management of branch office, salary $2,500 per annum and commission. Energetic man should earn $6,000 per annum; must Invest from $1,000 to $5,000 in stock of Co. Unquestionable references as to ability and integrity required. Address Box 536, Madison, Wis. WHEAT is very strong and advancing rapidly, offering unexcelled opportuni ties for splendid profits; $20 margins 1,000 bu. 2c. Send for free book, explaining option trading. The Osborn Grain Co., Minneapolis, Minn. WE CAN sell your real estate or business no matter where located. If you desire a quick sale, send us description and price. Before buying a business or prop erty of any kind anywhere, write us. We have, or can get, what you want. N. B. Johnson & Co., 506C, Bank of Commerce bldg., Kansas City, Mo. PERSON Ali MORPHINE, opium, laudanum, cocaine habit: znvself mired, will Inform Tou of harmless, permanent home cure. Mrs, Baldwin. Box 1212. Chicago. LADIES, when in need send for free trial of our never-failing remedy.Relief quick and safe. Paris Chemical Co., Milwaukee, Wis. KOJRESTT-HOESL FOR RENT New lower flat 1312 Harrison St., entirely modern. Inquire on prem ises. FOR RENT Modern cottage 4 rooms, 133 Tyler st. FOR RENT 3 room house 301 Branner st. No children. FOR RENT 4 room furnished cottage, near 12th and Quincy. W. E. Atchison, Suite 38, Columbian bldg. FOR RENT 7 room house 1022 Tyler St., big barn, city water. Inquire 313 E. 10th. FOR RENT 9 room house on Topeka ave. Thos. S. Lyon. Ind. phone lias. FOR RENT 5 room house 329 Jackson St. FOR RENT 509 W. 8th St., 6 room house, barn, city water, sink and cistern, $17. FOR RENT 8 room house, a nice home. 1302 N. Monroe st. Mrs. Henry Hull, 216 W. 8th st. FOR RENT Partly modern 6 room house 731 Topeka ave. Inquire of C. F. Adams, 935 N. Kansas ave. 'Phone 13. FOR RENT 10 room modern house S18 W. 8th St.. bath, gras, electric lights, cis tern and city water in kitchen, good barn. J. Thomas Lumber Co., 213 W. 6th st. FORRNJ5OMS FOR RENT Front room, large closet, modern. 718 Taylor st. FOR RENT Nicely furnished rooms. 603 Topeka ave. front IF YOU want a nice room, in good loca tion, when you visit the world's fair, ad dress Mrs. J. J. Hitt, 5061 Fairmount ave. Terms, 75c and $1.00. FOR RENT 2 rooms furnished or un furnished 1432 Tyler st. FOR RENT Room and board $6.50 for 2. Table board $2.85. S. S., care Journal. FOR RENT Light housekeeping nicely furnished front parlor with small Kitcn en. 501 E. 8th st. FOR RENT 2 furnished rooms, cheap. 116 E. 10th st. FOR RENT Rooms for housekeeping.gas and water, no children. 322 Harrison st. FOR RENT Furnished rooms, strictly modern, lady teachers preferred. 09 Topeka ave. FOR RENT Furnished room foe gentle men, house modem. 1125 Van Buren St. FOR RENT Unfurnished rooms, 2 down stairs, 1 up. 600 Monroe st. FOR RENT Furnished rooms, pleasantly located, homelike, electric lignts, Datn. 512 Quincy st. FOR RENT Newly furnished front room with alcove, modern, bu w. n st. FOR RENT 1 large room for light house Keeping, no ennaren. ml Adams st. FOR RENT Furnished rooms, modern. 1124 Quincy. Ind. 'phone 11163. FOR RENT 2 or 3 nicely furnished house keeping rooms, 1st noor, modern. 813 Mon. FOR RENT Unfurnished 1 floor flat light housekeeping. 3 rooms beside lavatory, bath, china closet, pantry, 2 closets. In quire 311 W. 7th st. FOR RENT Rooms furnished en suite. 311 W. 7th St. FOR RENT Nicely furnished south room, $5 month. 718 Jefferson st. FOR RENT Desirable rooms furnished and unfurnished, modern conveniences, in private family, with breakfast. 724 Tay lor st. FOR RENT Furnished room 309 E. 10th St. housekeeping FOR RENT large front room, well fur nished, modern conveniences, good board. 520 Harrison St. FOR RENT Furnished room 1122 Topeka ave. FOR RENT 2 furnished rooms for light housekeeping. 305 Adams St. FOR RENT A modern furnished room, gentleman only. 508 Harrison st. FOR RENT 4 extra nice unfurnished rooms, light and bath. 122 W. 5th St. FOR RENT To 1 or 2 gentlemen, neatly furnished front room and alcove, mod ern. 309 W. 7th St. FOR RENT Small room, single bed, !.ouse modern, gentleman, also barn. 421 Quincy st. FOR RENT Modern furnished room with or without board. 815 Huntoon st. GOOD board 406 Topeka ave., home cook ing, nice location, modern. Ind. 'phone 13913. FOR RENT Furnished rooms, new, mod ern house, references exchanged. 821 Tyler st. FOR RENT Nicely furnished room 301 Harrison St. FOR RENT MISCELLANEOUS. FOR RENT We have a number of "has ty" messengers we would be pleased to rent to you bv the trip or hour. Call either 'phone 1082. "Hasty" Messenger Co. FOR RENT Store building 25 by 110 ft. on 3d and Kansas ave. M. Heery. TO EXCHANGE for cash, stock in two oi tne mwtL icimuic w,uh"'" . mi nute, Kan., organized by some of Tope ka's most reliable business and profes sional men. Our stock has just been put on the market. It is extra cheap now. Will be advanced about Sept. 15. Call and see me for the best investment of the kind in Kasas.H FOUCHT. 82S North Kansas Ave. FOB SALE nSCEIJjANEOTTSj FOR SALE: Cut stone, cheap, iron posts. Ind. 'phone 625 . 605 E. 10th St. P. H. GUI. FOR SALE 4,000 shares Nancy Hl Gold Mining and Milling Co s stock, fully paid and non-assessable, at share. This company owns fVom shaft which lies only a short throw from the famous Independence mine. 1B " eral other valuable properties. If you are interested, address Miner, Journal FOR SALE The Crosby peach budded fruit, the best for canning. ApynS wishing same please send orders to Polk st. and fruit will be delivered from .Ks Puthvan farm. FOR SALE Cut-under buggy and har ness, on easy terms. 909 Kansas ave. Fine Upright Piano Almost New, $176. m Easy Payments, W. F. Roehr Music Co. 630 KANSAS AVE. FOR SALE One fine Conover piano; will take single or double team In eienan. W. p. Frost. 712 Kansas ave., upstairs. Ind. 'phone 1031 FOR SALE-Good office ohair. eheap. 711 Madison st. FOR SALE OR TRADE Good t seated buggy. 224 Circle st. FOR SALE Oil stock in dozen different companies, some paying dividends, real estate to trade for oil stock and oil stock to trade for real estate. No. 515 Kansas ave. H. W. Craig. FOR SALE Copper bath tub with fau cets complete, walnut and ash wain scoat, Pullman finish, all complete, t. 915 Monroe st. FOR SALE Splendid upright piano for i cobt, household goods cheap, valuable books almost as good as new, less than price. 4t)2 Branner st FOR SALE 10 shoats, 1st house south of Dawson school. A. H. Jackson. FOR SALE Horse, buggy and harness. 1019 E. 6th St. FOR SALE 2 good Jersey- milk cows, 1233 Clay st. FOR SALE 1200 Fillmore, baseburner, ' bedroom set, settee. FOR SALE Journal route.Address Route, care Journal. FOR SALE Square piano, $25; organ, 10; pool table, $50. 921 E. 6th st. FOR SALE 4 gallon milk cow or will trade for good gentle driving horse. 161 Van Buren st. FOR SALE OR TRADE For cow, a to buggy. 611 E. 10th st. FOR SALE A fine Estey organ at a bar- fain. Call and see it. W. F. Frost, Kansas ave., upstairs. Ind. 'phono 103L FOR SALE Household goods 809 Kansas ave., 3d floor. Call mornings. FOR SALE Cheap, furniture of a 9 room house, rooms all rented, cheap rent, close in. Address Rooming House, Jour nal. FOR SALE Fine Jersey cow. 2 gallons. 1320 Polk st. FOR SALE OR TRADE Good upright Chickerlng piano, will trade for a gooJ driving horse. Inquire 627 Taylor st. .. FOR SALE Horse, buggy and harness. 309 Western ave. FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE Best up town Journal route in Kansas City, Mo. Inquire C. C. Cole, 1034 Western ave., To peka, Kan. FOR SALE ttestaurant, cheap if taken at once, good reason for selling. J. t-. Journal. SEWING MACHINES. Good sewing machines from $o up at 711 Kansas ave., upstairs. Ind. 'phone lflBU FOR SALE Cheap, good $250 6 octave Shoninger organ at 1313 Clay st. FOR SALE 90 head of fine feeding steers at the Kilmer farm, Kilmer station. CaU at the farm or address A. A. Nickerson, North Topeka R. F. D. No. 3. FOR SALE At a bargain, 5,0t shares of Syndicate, and 4.00U shares of Klondyke oil stock H. W. CRAIG, 615 Kansas Ave. FOR SALE Bakery and small grocery business 626 W. 6th St. FOR SALE New and second hand furni ture, gasoline stoves and everything in the housefurnishing line. Monarch Furni ture and Stove Co., 309 Kansas ave. FOR SALE One good second-hand fold ing bed and mattress, cheap; new and second hand furniture bought and sold. Monarch Furniture and Stove Co., 3o Kansas ave. FOR SALE REAL ESTATE. BARNES. 10 rooms and hall, strictly modern home, fine lawn and shade, barn, 3 east front lots, xyler st. mis is a , nome ana can be sold for about $4,700. 11 rooms and halls, strictly modrra home, shade, lawn, very fine large barn, the best location on Fillmore St., every thing In best condition, cost $7,500, is a snap at $4,500. See about this. barnes Real estate co 121 West Fifth St. . . COTTAGES. Close In, 4 rooms, city water, gas, etc.. rents $14. Price $1,300. 5 rooms, 8 blocks west, city water and sewer, rents $10; taxes $7. Price $l,25u. 5 rooms Clay, excellent condition, will rent $11. price $1,100. 6 rooms, 40 ft., near Washburn, rents $12.50. Want an offer. New 4 rooms, lhb lots, east front, Fill more, $1,050. 5 rooms. enKt i H o ft lnm houses ar.d yard, all in fine shape. Price 5 rooms, east front. Just west of Cen tral park. $1,2D0, rents for $12. IBIS S1KAUS8 AGENCY, Central National Bank Bldg. We M.FORBES. BEST LIST HOUSES TO RENT FINEST LIST HOUSES TO SELL. LOTS AND TRACTS for all. . "'--' iiui in, m ir sola at UneT m: oln" car FARMS, RANCHES AND BUSINESS prbperties. Some for trade. Loans, col- - - - " .... . t 0 Hianaara com panies If you intend to buy, see us first W M Forbes-, ' 107 W. 7th. " Bot'ge-pne.. RIGHTIN TOWN. Arr. of crmtm . . . . irf.v . 1 " uiocks south west of the state house, $Su0, hiirh eround rich soil, right in building district? ' PrMv,1I?tta,klar 8t - 6 rooms, splen did condition. Price $1,100. Term, "" Central National Bank Bldg.