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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL. THURSDAY NIGHT. SEAREDBY FIRE. Prorident Association Building Damaged This Morning. Flames Started in Garret of Structure. FIREMEN'S FINE WORK. Keep the Loss Down to About $1,500. The Damage Is Entirely Cor ered by Insurance. A fire which threatened for a period to consume the fine two-story brick building: of the Topeka Provident as sociation at the corner of Fourth and Jackson streets, was discovered at 8:30 this morning- by Dr. C. B. Van Horn, secretary of the association. The 8re was practically extinguished at :15 after a successful effort on the part of the fire department to confine the blaze to the roof and garret of the structure. The loos will not exceed 11,500, covered by insurance. The first intimation of the existence of the fire was the falling in of the glass of a skylight in the central por- Provident Association Building, tion of the building. Dr. C. B. Van Horn, who occupies, with his family, four of the rooms on the second floor, was attracted by the noise and run ning to the hallway over which the sky light is built, noticed the flames licking their way downward and the smoke rolling out of the opening. He imme diately turned in the alarm over the telephone and within a few minutes the equipment from station Nos. 2, 3 and 4 were on the scene. By this time the smoke was pouring out of the dormer windows from the roof in a thick cloud, and in a number of places the flames had eaten their way through the roof, especially through the rear. Lines of hose were im mediately run from the front, side and rear of the building and a flood of water was poured into the garret where the smoke was so dense tnat no adequate idea of the extent of the fire could be obtained. Masses of old clothes, in chests and barrels and lying- loose together with rubbish af forded fine fuel and when the water was started to play upon the roof the whole interior of the garret was swept with flames. Within ten minutes the flood of water had conquered the advance of the fire and in five minutes more it was simply a question of putting out the lingering fire in the smouldering heaps of rubbish and clothing. A couple of lines of hose from the chem ical wagon was then utilized in putting out the last stray embers. The fire los sis confined entirely to the garret and roof which is badly charred, in some places on the south and west portions of building the flames broke through the roof. Addi tional loss will be experienced from the water. The plaster has been weakened or torn through on the en tire second story by the water which also percolated through the floors and poured down upon the first floor. The Interior furnishings of the building with the exception of those belonging immediately to Dr. Van Horn were not valuable. A free dis pensary was maintained on the upper floor ani considerable valuable med ical equipment was contained in the four rooms of the dispensary. Eleven hundred and forty dollars was the value of this equipment, purchased this spring by Dr. Van Horn. A dor mitory, a sewing room and the living rooms of the Van Horns occupied the remainder of the second story. On the first floor were the day nursery and an assembly room. No children were In the building when the fire started. The insurance carried on the build ing amounted to $2,500,- while $500 ad ditional was carried by Dr. Van Horn on his personal belongings. "I don't think that the fire loss wil exceed 21.000 to the building," said Chief Wil marth. "I don't believe that the loss will ex ceed 21,000, maybe It won't be in excess of 2600 or tTOO," said Judge T. F. Gar ver, trustee of the association. "Dr. Van Horn will lose quite heavily as he had valuable belongings. We will be oblig ed to be shut up temporarily for two or three days I presume, and it is possible that we may have to open somewhere lse until we get straightened out. "The property was valued at about SB.OOO with an estimated value on the building of from 4,000 to 25,000." The building is a substantial two story pressed brick structure, with a frontage of 50 feet on Jackson street and extending back on Fourth street 75 feet. It was presented to the Topeka Provident association by Norrls L. Gage last spring as a recognition of Its work. It is entlrJly free from encumbrance. The association furnishes a free nursery to tne children of the Door, se cures employment for the unemployed sad extends free medical aid. It is maintained by charity. The trustees of the institution are Judge T. F. Garver, W. M. Forbes, J. W. Robinson, William Maeferran, Judge n. A. Huron. Kev. s. A. Morrow, J. E. Nissley, Thomas Page and Mrs. L. E. Thorpe. The secretary is Dr. C. B. Van Horn and the assistant secretary 1s his wife. NOTICE. Change of Time on Rock Island Route. Effective Nov. 26th. See time table page 9. today's State Journal. To Cure Cold In One Day. r.v.T.ATATIVE BROMO quinine tablets .riot i-pfnnd money if It fails to cure. .W.GROVE'S signature on each box.25c. SNAP SHOTS AT HOME NEWS. There will be a rranc masquerade carnival at the rink tonight. There will be several changes in the Elks' program at the Auditorium this evening'. The thimble party to have been giv en Friday by the Triple Tie has been postponed indefinitely. The football game between Colo rado college and Washburn will be called this afternoon at S o"clock. Police Matron Mrs. Thorpe will pro vide a number of poor families with their Thanksgiving dinners today. Notwithstanding that It was Thanks giving a number of the offices in the city building were open for business this morning. "William Sells, who recently broke into the circus arena again, is in New York buying animals for his latest venture, with the Floto shows. Grocery and meat market firms had an abundance of turkey left over today and tomorrow you will be able to still have turkey and at cheap prices. The Topeka Whist club has changed its meeting night from Monday to Friday night. The first meeting of the tournamnt will be held Friday even ing. Mrs. W. S. Leighty, who was oper ated on at Stormont hospital last week, has returned to her home in Cbanute. having fully recovered from the operation. Ed O'Neil, clerk of the city court, left for Kansas City last evening to see the game of football between Kansas and Missouri that is, he says that is the reason he is going down. The new city ordinance book is off the Dress and will be turned over to the city Friday morning. It will consist of a volume of about 650 pages and con- Damaged by Fire This Morning. tain a full revision and compilation of all the city ordinances now in force. The cost of the publishing amounted to Jl.500. C. E. Fairchild of this city will act as one of the pigeon judges at the poultry exhibit which will be held at Convention hall, Kansas City, from the ISth to the 20th of January. A rabbit decorated with Washburn blue will, be released on Washburn field this afternoon Just before the game. If it gets across the field safely II will be an Indication Washburn will win. The report which the weather bu reau gave out the first of the week that a cold wave was coming was not a joke. For it came and has made quite a little stay, and Is 3tlll here. Dr. John Outland, coach of the Washburn football players left on the noon train yesterday to officiate at the game between the Haskell Indians and Denver university which will be played at Denver today. The regular meeting of the Daugh ters of the American Revolution, which was to have been held Decem ber 5, has been indefinitely postponed so as to give the members who care to a chance to attend the old settlers' meeting. Now that the city will compel au tomobile owners to label their ma chines, there is a great scramble for the first number, and it would seem from the numerous claimants that there were at least a dozen first machines in the city. Peter Plamondin, who is the pre siding officer at the drug store the first door south of the Copeland hotel, was arrested last evening By Sheriff Lucas at the instigation of Judge Garver, who charges him with selling liquor contrary to law. The first bursting of service pipes due to frozen water occurred Wednesday. The waterworks department had some trouble with some of their feed mains where they had been left exposed by the gas company In the laying of the gas main3. Miss Josephine Walker, daughter or A. D. Walker of Holton, a member of the board of railroad commissioners, wno wns operated upon for appendicitis at Christ hospital on Wednesday is re covering rapidly. A statement to this ef fect WJ3 given out at the hospital today. The ways and means committee of the city council held a meeting last night but the sole topic of conver sation seemed to be the Elks' vaude ville at the Auditorium. After a thor ough discussion as to the merits of the various turns the committee adjourned and attended the show in a body. HONOR E. E. MURPHY. Fraternal Society, to Locate at Las Vegas, Makes jtum jrresineni. Leavenworth. Kan.. Nov. 30. Edward T5. Murphy has been honored with the presidency of the Fraternal Societies san itarium at Las Vegas, N. M. The December number of the Modern Woodman of America In its reference to the proposed sanitarium for consumptives makes the above statement. It is announced by the same paper that a railroad company has offered the fra ternal societies a million dollar property, and this Is supposed to be the Santa. Fe railroad company, which is the owner of the Montezuma hotel, and which hostelry it Is purposed to convert into a sanitar ium. Early in December the nw manage ment is to visit Las Vegas. If the prop erty is found available as expected stren uous efforts are at once to be put forth to place this valuable property in condition for sanitarium purposes. The hotel has not been a paying ven ture for some years. By placing the great hostelry at the disposal of the fraternal societies it will become a paying institu tion through the Immense amount of travel it will bring the road, though the results would come indirectly. Death of a Cottonwood Falls Pioneer. Cottonwood Falls, Kan., Nov. 30. Mrs. George George died suddenly at her home in this city. Mrs. W. R. Richards, and Miss Pearl Richards, her daughters, are here from Emporia for the funeral. NOTICE. Change of Time on Rock Island Route. Effective Nov. 26th. See time table, page 9, today's State Journal. OUR THANK DAY. Services Are Held at the Churches This Morning. Four Union Meetings Presided Orer by Local Preachers. DR. ESTEY'S SERMON. Why People Have Reason to Be Thankful. Mr. Tanner and Mr. Raymond Deliver Interesting Sermons. Four union meetings served this morn ing to celebrate Thanksgiving in Tope ka, at the Fir3t Baptist church where Dr. S. S. Estey of the First Presbyterian church preached; in Iorth Topeka at the Second Presbyterian church where Rev. W. E. Tanner of the North Topeka Baptist church preached; at the Third Christian church where the Rev. O. E. Raymond of the Parkdale Methodist church occupied the pulpit; and at the Second United Presbyterian church where Rev. Ralph Ward of the West minster Presbyterian church preached the tfianke sermon. The meetings were the arrangement of the Ministerial wnlon and are echoes of the recent evangelistic movement held here by Dr. Chapman and his corps of revivalists. The same districts were used, central, north, east and south west. The service In the central district con tained this program: Invocation, Rev. W. W. Wilson; Scripture Lesson, Rev. C. A. Finch; Prayer, Rev. F. L. Hayes: Proclamation, Rev. J. A. Renwick; Sermon. Rev. S. S. Estey; Prayer. Rev. H. A. Ott; Benediction, Rev. T. S. Young. Dr. Estey's Sermon. Dr. Estey's sermon follows in part: All the world despises the ungrateful man. Every one contemns ingratitude. Even the brute shows gratitude. Ingrat itude is base because it evidences a coarse, blunt moral nature. It bespeaks an obtuseness relative to moral values that is both revolting and appalling. Gratitude rocts itself deep in the finer moral traits. It is born of erect moral strength and clear-eyed vision of sight. The man who feels no duty of gratitude to a benelactor is tainted with falsity as certainly as he who refuses to pay his honest debts. The command to give thanks is an in junction looking primarily not to the Lord's aggrandizement in honor but to the soul's culture in all things sweet and proper. It is good for the soul itself to give thanks. On this Thanksgiving day I believe we shall find it a good thing to count over some of our blessings and render unto God our tribute of gratitude. As a nation we have many things for which to be thankful. Our fields have brought forth abundantly, and our barns are overflowing. Beyond the realm of the material our nation has cause for thanksgiving. A higher type of statesmanship than we have ever known before is developing in our midst. Leaders standing for righteousness are arising and under their guidance the masses are de manding higher standards of govern ment. A revival of civic righteous ness is in our midst. Our land is filled with charities and philanthropies. There is more humane love in the world today than ever before. As churches we have mamy things for which to be thankful. We have had showers of blessing, spiritual blessing. God by His spirit has been in our midst and it makes us humble before Him today, as all great bless ings do. I think that we all feel that In our individual lives the blessings have been like the sands of the sea, in numerable. There are the thousand almost unnoticed blessings which yet make the still sunshine of our lives almost as little noticed as the daylight until the night comes to remove it. The roof that protects from the rain, the fire that makes the winter glow with comfort, abundance of food, lux uries of bed. rocking chair, the book, the magazine, the picture. But shall we give thanks for bless ings only? Is Thanksgiving day, then, only for the prosperous and happy? Shall the wounded and the bruised heart have no part in the service of the sanctuary on that day. The Chris tian, at least, can thank God for the discipline of life. His thanksgiving is at its root not praise for a particular blessing, but a deep, wellspring of joy In the trust that a Father God guides and blesses all. Whatever comes he still gives thanks in the con""ic.e that God is ever the God. "Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him" and that trust !,s in its essence the peace and the confidence of thanks giving. On the North Side. At the service on the North side at the Second Presbyterian church a quar tette composed of Miss Grace Page, Mrs. Elmer Ollnger, Mr. J. D. Pratt and Mr. M. C. Holman sang. Rev. Mr. Tanner, who preached the sermon said In part: With the many other things for which we should be thankful and praise God, is progress. Our nation has reason to be grateful for the many ways In which we have developed. Commerce has Increased 40 per cent since 1896. Trade relations between Porto Rico, Cuba and the Philippines have Increased our export business won derfully. Notwithstanrti" the discrimi nation against American products, our export trade with Europe has Increased 10 per cent. At home new factories and business establishments have trebled. Business is upon a firmer basis than a few years ago. New business methods save time, expense and accomplish definite results. The steam roads, in- terurban trolley, telephones and rural mail delivery, bring the country into close business touch with the city. We are a prosperous people. In this nros perlty Kansas stands out prominently. F. D. Coburn, state secretary of agri culture, says it is the most prosperous year for the farmers. In 1904 there was raised 64,793,399 bushels of winter wheat in Kansas and Mr. Coburn says te figures this year will go beyond 75. 000,000 bushels. The farm nroducts of Kansas in 1904 were valued at 2208,406, 365.61 and Mr. Coburn -vS 1905 will sur pass those figures. Our coal, zinc, oil, natural gas and salt is sufficient t sup ply the entire Missouri valley. Sociology has become practical in business and religion. The employer and employe are recognizing its princi ples. Strikes are falling into disfavor. The home life is emphasized. The home is the core of national and religious lif' and therefore the divorce evil must be checked. The press, platform and pub lic opinion are declaring against this evil. The feeling of the Brotherhood of man and the Fatherhood of God is growing. Altruism is taking the place of Egoism. We Itve in one great social environment in which every man is a unit. This is the day of the independent voter. Men consider principle superior to the party dictation. The elections in New York, Ohio and Philadelphia are encouraging to true patriots. Even in Kansas the people feel that they can give no office to the grafter; the con victed or unconvicted, yet guilty boodler in congress; or the wire puller and oath breaking official In the state offices. Our public school system has devel oped symmetrical boys and girls found nowhere in this world but in America. Our high schools of learning are pros perous and are turning out men and women trained for the issues of life. Our industrial schools have done much towards unllftlng the negro and Indian by teaching them how to work and think. The Protestant churches in the Uni ted States have increased 22 per cent in membership since 1896. In religious thought there has been a corresponding advance. There is a liberality of thought. Men and women are less bias ed in their religions views. The present day thinker presents the sociological phase of Christianity. Men today care very little for the dogmas of the church. They want the practical Christianity. The life of Christ as applied to the needs of our itme. It is not the doing away of the old truths but it is their presentation in a new way. This in volves new methods in evangelization based upon present needs as revealed In religious thought. For all this progress let us give thanks unto God. Mr. Raymond's Sermon. At the Third Christian church Rev. E. O. Raymond of the Parkdale Methodist church preached on "Offer to God Thanksgiving," the text being taken from Psalms 50. He said in part: In obedience to the proclamation of the president of the United States and that of the governor of our own state we come together here in this hour of worship dedicated to the service of the Almighty God, to give expression to our devout thanks for the blessings of an other year. In giving thanks we find the psalmist a favorite example, and his words are eminently fitting to di rect our thoughts during this hour of devotion. He says: Gather my saints together unto Me, those that have made a cove nant with Me by sacrifice. There is the expression of David more than 500 years before the Christian era. But we here today give expression or thanksgiving to God for the blessings that we enjoy . A feeling of reverence and Humiliation should fill every heart as we recount the blessings of another year. How great our national blessings. I know of no na tion today more favored than our own. Our civilization, our resources, our personal and religious liberties, are not equalled by any nation upon which the sun shines today. The; pure form or religious life handed down to us from an ancestry of heroTc faith, should In spire us to conform our lives to the saaie pattern of trust in od. w nen we re- ount our national prosperity, we are prone to forget that this is not a great nation because we have resources rich in mineral, agricultural products, nor because we have developed indomitable courage. But the' greatness of America lies today in the fact of her devotion to those Christian principles which give rise to a National Proclamation enjoin ing uoon her a duty to render tnanKs to Almighty God for the blessing we en joy. THIS IS A REAL SHOW. Elks Vaudeville Stands on Own Legs This Year. In days of old, when the Elks made their own show, and the excruciating comedians were members of lodge No. 204 the people of Topeka laughed at their antics. The people of Topeka did this as a matter of good will and po liteness. Things are different now. The Elks, having at last realized the reason for the applause of former seasons, have furnished some real fun makers, Harry Corson Clarke Receives a Handshake. who work overtime. It requires no ef fort o stir up a three-story giggle over the performance at the Auditorium. If your yearly supply of mirth is not ex hausted when Harry Corson Clarke and his pals get through with you, the other giggle-makers will finish you. The last spasm of the first half of the week's entertainment closed last night with a good audience, and the new bill will be put on tonight. One of the peculiar things about the Elk show is that the most undesirable seats in the house sell for ten cents more than the others. From the reserved seats one may see the upper end of the per formers, a wall of footlight guards cut ting off the view of the lower and more active part of the dancers. As usual, howls of delight greeted Har ry Corson Clarke and company. The Quick Change Act. Those who had seen "Hello Bill" and other stuff, knew they would be rewarded before they started for the show. Neff and Miller, a pair of the cutest black faces ever seen on the vaudeville stage, are "hits" from start to finish, and the finish is the warmest number. Neffs wild search for the soap while his part ner is advertising him as the quickest "un-make-up" man in the profession. Is worth the price of admission. U1 1 U eupie sending items to this department of The State Journal will confer a favor by giving the full first name or two Initials, with all proper names. Items must be accompanied by the name and published. The marriage of Miss Pearl Burdge and Mr. Lawrence Banks of St. Louis which took place last night at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Burdge in Potwin Place, was an event of much interest to a wide circle of friends of the young people. Mr. Banks is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Banks of 705 Fillmore street and formerly lived In Topeka. The Rev. Dr. S. S. Estey of the First Presbyterian church performed the marriage ceremony in the "presence of about seventy-five relatives and friends. Miss Ida Tinker played the wedding marches and Miss Bessie Elder sang before the ceremony Carrie Jacobs-Bond's "I Love You Truly." The bride and groom were unattended. The former was very prettily gowned in white net with Valenciennes lace trimmings over taffeta and carried white chrysanthemums. The rooms were effectively decorated with palms, ferns and chrysanthemums, yellow, red and white in the different apartments. Mr. and Mrs. Burdge, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Banks and Miss Agnes Burdge re ceived the guests and the assisting friends were Mrs. W. H. Lininger, Mrs. C. T. McLellan, Mrs. N. H. Loomls, Miss Louise McLellan, Miss Sarah Mc Lellan and Miss Mabel Andrews. Out of town guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Louis Dyche of Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Dyche of Auburn, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Drew of Richfield, Kan., Mr. Glen Pricer of Kansas City, Mr. Herbert Curry of St. Louis, Miss Shumway, Mr. Neil Shumway, Mr. Will Franklin of Auburn and Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Philips of Dover. Mr. and Mrs. Banks left last night for a wedding trip to San Francisco and will be home at 5077 Kensington avenue, St. Louis, where they will re ceive their friends after January 15. An imnnrtant nnH foclitAnQl.in aat of the week is the second assembly dance to be given tonight at Stein- "6 nuinoer or out or town guests are here for the occasion. The hosts and hostesses are: Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Akers. Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Bar ber, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Bear, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Crane, Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Crane, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Cros by, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Crosby, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Cain, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Eastman, Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Holliday, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hobart, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hayden, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Harmon. TVTr nnri Tvrv t t. vt . - . . . ... . . u - . J . 1, 1 i ! m , and Mrs. J. E. Lord, Mr. and Mrs. W. .n.. a iuu, xir. ana airs. L. H. Munn, Mrs. Willis Norton, Mr. and Mrs. G B Penny, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Parkhurst, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Quinton, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Rowley, Mr. and Mrs. F N. Risteen, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Seery Mr and Mrs. R. W. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Smith, Dr. A. H. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Williams. Miss Helen McCIintock has asked guests for afternoon cards for Satur day, December 2, in compliment to Mrs. Charles L. Mitchell. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Morgan will entertain their Evening Bridge club o-iiu a iew ocner guests tomorrow night. Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Low will entert tain at a family dinner today Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Hovey and Mrs. W. A. Duringer of Fort Worth, Tex., Mr and Mrs. Albert T. Reid and their daughter Marian. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Foster's guests at an informal evening Wednesdav in compliment to the Rev. Abram Wy man whn Ipsvm iiair - - ....... , t. r. 1 w l .1. per manent residence in North Easton, -HLtss., wrere sur. and Mrs. J. W. O'Neill, Mr. and Mrs. George Stone, Dr. and Mrs. Nicoll, Mlsa Jean Park hurst, Miss Aline Lamy, Mr. Wyman and Mrs. Frank Brush. Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Kinley and Miss Mary Kinley, 1320 Topeka avenue, are entertaining a family dinner party to day including Mr. and Mrs. Foster Mr. Wyman and Mr. Frank Brush. Mrs. Cyrus K. Holliday gave a din ner today the company including Mrs. E. R. Hamilton of Sacramento, Cal., Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Holliday, Miss Elizabeth Holliday, Mrs. T. J. Kellam, Miss Louise Kellam, Mr. Kurtz Kel lam of Kansas City, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Dielroan. A Leavenworth bride, Mi3S Gerallne Taylor, whose wedding to Lieutenant Sherill took place last night received a huge box of American beauty roses and Lawson carnations yesterday from the White House, conservatory with the card of President and Mrs. Roose velt enclosed. Lieutenant Sherill was aide at the White House two years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Capper enter tained at Thanksgiving dinner today the following family party: Gov. and Mrs. S. J. Crawford of Baxter Springs, the Rev. and Mrs. Bernard Kelly of Ot tawa, Mr. and Mrs. George M. Craw ford and family, Mr. and Mrs. I. D. Lewis of Emporia. Mr. and Mrs. James L. King's guests at Thanksgiving dinner today were Mr. and Mrs. Ell Lewis and Dr. Ned Lewis of Kansas City, Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Lewis, Miss Florence Johnstone and Mr. Ralph Wunderllch of Sulphur, I. T. The subscription shirtwaist dance at Steinberg's last night given by some of the girls of the high school set was chaperoned by Miss Alice Lakin, Miss Elizabeth Meade, Dr. Robert Stewart and Mr. Jim Stewart and the company in attendance, hostesses and guests in cluded Miss Nellie Millspaugh, Miss Margaret Going, Miss Mary Sutherland, Miss Phil Reed, Miss Eugenia Quinton, Miss Berenice Johnson, Miss Margaret Garvey, Miss Mary Dallas Gage, Miss Hazel Jones, Miss Anna Troutman, Miss Alice Larimer, Miss Corinne Coston, Miss Edna Hopkins, Miss Ethel Cloud, Miss Hazel Howe. Miss Le Vere Lang don, Miss Lora Neil, Miss Emma Bol mar. Miss Nadine Lytle Miss Emma Smith, Miss Edith Morton. Miss Isadel Heath, Miss Gladys Scott, Miss Gert rude Pearson, Miss Grace Koontz, Miss Cora Trimmer, Miss Sue Rodgers, L-iss Gladys Boyle, Miss Marion Thompson, Miss Grace Walworth, Miss Lillian Par fltt, Mr. Harry Fleishman. Mr. George Beach, Mr. Todd Matthews, Mr. Wayle Lytle, Mr. Safford Chamberlain, Mr. Grover Taylor. Mr. Warrick Updegraff, Mr. Herbert Linineer, Mr. Fred "--. Mr. Fred-Coston of Lawrence, Mr. Clar ence Jordan, Mr. Warren Hopkins. Mr. Harrv Lewis, Mr. Arthur Gray, Mr. Harry Eagle, Mr. Stanley Reed, Mr. Ed Lannan, Mr. Marcus Bogue, Mr. Arthur Wolff. Mr. Carl Trapp, Mr. John Van de Mark. Mr. Otis Van de Mark, Mr. Roy Starr. Mr. Le Roy Rauch, Mr. Jc Pugh, Mr. William Wellhouse, Mr. Quin ton Adams, Mr. Joe Risteen, Mr.Hoimer Meade, Mr. George Veale IH. Mioses Ethe Parfitt and Ethel Cowdrey were at the punch bowl. , The Misses Edith s-J Helen Kohlsaat of Chicago, who were In Topeka for the Lakin-Pullrnan wedding, stopped in Kansas City on their way home to visit the Misses Helen and Ruth Gentry and left yesterday for Chicago. The Misses Gentry gave a tea for them Monday af ternoon. Mrs. Alice Clugston gave a Thanks giving dinner at the Virginia today the company including Mrs. A. S. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. M. Hamilton, Mr. John Clugston, Mr. J. D. M. Hamilton, Jr. Miss Nellie Kaster will entertain a few friends Saturday night for Miss Margaret Betzer, who is home from Baker university at Baldwin to spend Thanksgiving. Miss Helen Smith will entertain the Wednesday afternoon whist club next week. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Meade gave a fam ily dinner today for these guests: Mrs. G. L. Lskln, Mrs. G. G. Gage, Mr. and Mrs. John Stephenson Pullman of Bridgeport, Conn., Miss Alice Lakin, Mr. David Lakin and Mr. Samuel La kin. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred. B. Qulnton's guests at a Thanksgiving dinner party today were Mr. and Mrs. Eugene S. Quinton, Mrs. L. B. Kendall, Miss Ethel Estberg and Mr. Fay Thompson. Mr. and Mrs. James B. Hayden en tertained a small company at Thanks giving dinner today. Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. MacLennan gave a family dinner the turkey weighed 38 pounds at their country home, Cedarcrest, this afternoon. They will return to their home in town, for the winter, early next week. Mr. and Mrs. Chester W. Snyder's guests at a family dinner today were Mr. and Mrs. George W. Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Southwick and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gavitt. Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Merriam en tertained a family party at dinner to da. Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Beck gave a fam ily party today. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Glick of JPlttsburg, Mr. William Green, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Green and Colonel and Mrs. M. M. Mil ler were guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Green at a family dinner today. The high school class sorority, the Mums, enjoyed a mock wedding last night nt the home of Miss Cecile Strohm, 1329 Western avenue. The decorations were in blue and white and the ame color scheme was carried out in th gowning of the bridal party. Miss Irene Fern Fitzpatrlck was the bride, and Miss Opal Corbet the groom. Miss Mabel Fink performed the ceremony. Miss Helen Faye Fair played the .wedding marches, and Miss Blanch Jones sang d'Hardelot's All For You before the cer emony. The maid of honor was Miss Mattie Barnes and the best man, .Miss Winona McLatchey; the bridesmaids. Miss Mary Smith Johnson, Miss Flor ence I. Smiley, Miss Helen Estey ;md Miss Ruth Bradbury, and the ushers, Miss Cecile Strohm and Miss Elsie Wood. Miss Geneva Holman and Mlsi Esther Pers acted as the parents .f the bride, the former giving "His" daughter in marriage, and the latter shedding the proper maternal tears. The bridal parry was so large that It Includ ed most of the members of the society who were present and only four girls were left to be guests at the wedding. These were Miss Margaret Minney, Miss Vera Bridge, Miss Mary Whittier and M ss Edith White. Miss Belle Thompson and Mr. Robert Thompson, 808 Topeka avenue, gave a family dinner today their guests be ing Mr. and Mrs. Waiter M. Thompson and family and Miss Marian Kender- dlne. Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kirkpatrick's guests at a Thanksgiving dinner todav are Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Kirkpatrick aid their daughters Ramona and Mary Louise, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Bair and their son V2ri or. and Mrs Will Tanner of Excelsior Springs, Miss Lillian Kirk patrick and Mr. Bert Kirkpatrick. Dr. and Mrs. A. S. Andrews gave a family dinner today, their guests in cluding Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Rodgers, Misses Willa, Esther and Jean Rodgers. Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Rowse, Mr. .and Mrs. A. A. Rodgers and Miss Sarah Ogden. Dr. and" Mrs. Anton Smith have as their guests at a family dinner today City, Dr. and Mrs. Clement Smith, Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Welch, and Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Sparks. vt- n?.ri Mrs A. A. Godird gave a fan-fly d!r.ner today, their guest?; 'n- cludlng Mr. and Mrs. A- u. wainer 't Holton. Judge and Mrs. D. M. Valen tin,. Txc nTr T?alnh Valentine. Miss Lillian Valentine, Mr. Harry Val entine and Sidney waner 01 ja.on.uu. Dr and Mrs. L. M. Powell entertained at dinner todav: Mr. Edward Durfee and Miss Grace Durfee of Marion, Ohio, Mrs Eva Bunker, Miss Mary Bunker, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Short and Miss May Short. Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Shtrer gave a din ner today for these relatives: Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Whiting, Miss Anna "Whiting, r , .. i -rxrs,; i,-,cr "Mr and Mrs. A. B. Whiting, Mrs. J. F. Daniels, Mrs. Sam- uel Potter ana ner sun u vwa,,.- Mr. Albe King. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Johnson and their son, Mr. and Mrs A. K. Van Hook and their two sons, Mr. and Mts. J E Page, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Taylor, their son and daughter, and Miss Ada Tavlor were guests at dinner today of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Taylor. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Greenwood, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Greenwood and their son George, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Gil lespie. Mr. L. B. Merrick, Mr. Fred Merrick, Miss Mary xyons and Mr. A. W Greenwood are guests at a family dinner today given by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Merrick. Notes and Personal Mention. Miss Lucile Hayum, of Washing ton, D. C, is expected tomorrow to visit Miss Helen McCIintock. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Sallee and their daughter Margaret, of Kansas City, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blood Smith and family. Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lewis and Dr. Ned Lewis of Kansas City are guests of Mr. and Mrs. James L. King and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lewis. nnA xro "RVanU .Tnrrell. of Hol- 011. anu .... w. . - - ton and their children are guests of Mr. ana mrs. a. ju. vtuuaiuo wua.j-. Mrs. Williams, who has been ill for a few weeks, is greatly improved and will probably be able to be out in another week. Mrs. P. L. Soper will return to her home in Muskogee, I. T., tomorrow after a visit to her parents, Mr. and r T VHT lfammvnrth Yi 1 a. ... ....j., . Mr. and Mrs. Frank Keith, who nave ween suesis vi ju&o. bart, leave tonight for their home, In Port Arthur, Texas. Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Minney have gone to St. Louis to spend Thanksgiv ing with their daughter, Mrs- K. M. Fulton. Mr. Ralph Wunderllch. who ha been the guest of Mr. and Ma. J. L. King for a few days, will leave to night for Ills home In sulphur, L T. Miss Josephine Walker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Walker, of Holton, is ill at Christ hospital. Governor and Mrs. S. J. r?rairord. of Baxter Springs, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Capper. Mr. Harry Bubb, of Williamaport. Pa., who is the guest of the Bennett R. Wheeler family, will be here until Sunday. Mr. W. A. Pierce, of Chanut. is spending the day in Topeka. Miss Anna Speck has gone to Em poria to spend Thanksgiving. Mrs. Rosa Hibbard and her daugh ter are spending the day in Emporia. Mrs. Charles Grosvenor is the guest of Lawrence friends today. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Fellows have re turned from Schenectady, N. Y. Mrs. John E. Frost and Miss Mary Frost left yesterday for Elmwood, 111., to visit Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stewart. Mr. Russell Frost, who Is at Lake For est university. Lake Forest, HI., will spend the Thanksgiving recess in Elm wood. Mr. and Mrs. George A. Clark and their family went to Kansas City to spend Thanksgiving. Mr. Fred Vandegrift Is spending Thanksgiving with his family in Kan sas City. Mrs. W. W. Strickland returned yesterday from a visit to Kansas City and Chanute. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar D. Wolf are In Kansas City for the Kansas-Missouri game. Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Hoover and their daughter Gladys of Kansas City are spending Thanksgiving with Mrs. John T. Ehrhart. 222 Eighth avenue east. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kahr of Kan sas City are Thanksgiving guests of Mr. Kahr's mother and sisters, 1012 Tyier street. Miss Louise Bristol of Anthony is up from the university at Lawrence to spend the Thanksgiving vacation with her cousin, Mrs. L. L. Kiene. Mr. Tom Davidson of Wichita is spending the day in Topeka. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel G. Zimmerman of 1012 West street are the parents of a daughter born yesterday morn ing. Miss Wilna Erward returned home from Baker university on Wed nesday to spend her vacation with her parents. Miss Gertrude Reed of the Univer sity at Lawrence is in Kansas City to day for the Kansas-Missouri game and to attend the Kappa Alpha Thela breakfast and will come to Topeka to morrow to spend the rest of the Thanksgiving vacation with her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Reed. Mrs. Thomas H. Kimball and son of Quasqueton, la., are guests of her sister. Mrs. M. L. Cox, 1501 Buchanan street. Mrs. W. H. Boasen and two little sons, Frederick and Junior, of Guth rie, Ok., are visitors at the home of Mrs. C. J. Poccard. Mrs. C. J. Poccard and her sister. Mrs. W. H. Boasen. of Guthrie. Ok., will be at home to their friends Satur day afternoon from 2 until 5 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. Poccard, 1S05 Kansas avenue. No invitations. BODY IN ASHES. Alexander Connor Burned to Deatfl in a Fire at Scranton. Scranton, Kan., Nov. 30. A fire oc curred at 3 o'clock this morning which completely destroyed a house occupied by Alexander Connor, whose remains were discovered in the ashes a few hours later. It is not known how th fire started, as it was burning fiercely when first noticed by the station agent. Alexander Connor, the man who was burned to death, was about 81 years of age and one of the pioneers of this county, having been the first city mar shal of the town, more than thirty years ago. The station agent who was the first to arrive on the scene of the fire, kick ed the door in but not knowing that the house was occupied, made no ef fort to awaken the occupant There are several singular features about the fire. Earlier in the evening a stranger was seen hanging about the place and he has not been seen since the fire. Dr. Conner, the county coro ner, will hold an inquest some time to day. DIPHTHERIA AT EMPORLA Mild Attack or One Child Closes One of the Schools. Emporia, Kan., Nov. 30. The Kansas avenue school is closed on account of a diphtheria scare in the Second ward. A child of Mr. and Mrs. George Van Horn, of 220 South Commercial street, is the only diphtheritic case repcrted by the doctors, and this Is said to be a mild attack. But the people whose chil dren attend the school are excited, and the school has not been attended the past two days by more than half the pupils. There will be no school now un til Monday and this will give the dis ease a chance to show Itself or allow time for the scare to blow over. SPECIAL HOMESEEBJERS RATES. Via Rock Island. On December Eth and 19th Rock Island agents will sell you tickets to points in Arkansas, Okla homa. Indian Territory, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas at 75 per cent, of the one way rate for the round trip with minimum of 110.00. Tickets will be limited for return 21 days from date of sale. A M C. P. A, Topeka. Kan. Son Lost Mother. "Consumption runs in our family, and through it I lost my mother." writes E. B Reid. of Harmony, Me. "For the pat five years, however, on tha slightest sign of a cough or cold. I have taken Dr. K'ng's New Discovery for Consumption, which has saved me from serious lung trm'ble." His mother's death waa a nad loss for Mr. Reid. but he learned that lung trouble must not be neglected, and how to cure It. Quickest relief and cur for coughs and colds. Price 50c and ti. 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