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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAI-MONDAY EVENING; JUNE 10, 1907.'
ON SAMEJIASIS. Topeka PaTing Brick Will Hare Competition. Engineer Rodgers' Specifica tions Let in Other Factories. HE EXPECTS SO RISE Thinks People Will Pay About Same For Paying. Grading Estimates Are Higher Than Last Tear. Foreign manufactured brick will be on a tar with home manufacture un der the- paving specifications which John Rodgers. city . engineer, . . has drawn up and under which the council will call this evening for advertise ments for bids. Last year the specifications provided for brick not less than 2V Inches In width.- A a. result Tooeka vitrified brick manufacturers were the only" ones en 'abled to comply as the other manufac .'turers had not prepared themselves with the necessary machinery, says the city engineer. . "We are going to throw open every. thin as wide as possible," said Mr. Rodgers. "I want Coffeyville manu facturers as well as Lawrence manu Yacturers to compete with the home people. I want the lowest price avail able and so have changed the specif! cations to read that any brick two Inches wide may be accepted. It has to be that width at least and- may grade up from that point. The Cof feyville brick was 1-16 of an inch less than the 2H inches specified last year and as a result were barred out. It has been generally conceded that the Topeka vitrified brick stands up with the best and there has never .been an occasion to complain of the quality of the local brick except In one Instance from kilns of a company which has since gone out of business. The two and one-half brick which were first employed In the con struction of paving last year are gtv ing good satisfaction. It is generally believed that the wider brick is more durable. Since last year other brick manufacturers over the state have be gun to manufacture the brick of this standard width and it is probable that all of the samples submitted by the various companies will be of the 2 Inch width. Though the claim is made that the cost of manufacturing brick has ad vanced over last year, City Kngineer Rodgers believes that the bids when submitted will not show much of an advance over last year when con tracts were let for $1.22 per square yard. The engineer's estimate last year was J 1.2 5. This year the estimate varies from $1.80 to $1.35. The paving for North Topeka is giv en an estimate of $1.35 because of the longer haul involved. The. estimate for paving alleys is $1.40 which. In cludes the placing of oak headers, costing about 5 cents a square yard, making the actual price for the pav ing about $1.35. Estimates for the repaving of North Kansas avenue are not included in those which will be submitted this eve ning because the city engineer is not yet prepared to make an estimate. It will call for but one course of vitrified brick because of the presence of the concrete foundation and this of nec essity will make the estimate consid erably lower and probably - will place It as low as $1 per square yard. A new curbing and guttering will be employed in North Topeka. A concrete guttering which will form one piece with the curbing will be used entirely. The estimate Is given at 65 cents a lineal foot. The curbing must be six inches in width and have a depth of 18 inches. This is the first time that a combined guttering and curbing has ever been used on the streets of Topeka. It is especially recommended for North Topeka because the grade is so slight and this form of construction permits the water to flow freely without any obstruction. The estimate for Fort Scott blue lime stone. Lyon covnty stone and limestone for curbing, together with cement curb ing has been placed at 45 cents a lineal foot. Last year the estimate was 50 cents. The specifications for natural etone provide a depth of 20 feet and a width of 4 inches. The estimate for grading varies ac cording to the location. In North To peka the estimate is 27 cents, in South Topeka on West and Lincoln streets the estimate is 30 cents and for the remain ing pavement 35 cents. Last year the estimate was for 27 cents all over the city. The grading for the alleys is esti mated by the city engineer at 35 cents. The estimates for grading are therefore almost generally higher in every partic- Topeka's Low Price Grocery Why not give us a trial order and see how much you can save? Best Granulated Sugar, 19 lbs for $1.00 Fresh Country Eggs, dozen 15c Choice Country Butter, lb 25c Good Gunpowder Tea, lb.. 25e Fancy Ginger Snaps, 2 lbs. for 15c Good Broken Rice, lb 5c Fancy Head Rice. 7 lbs. for......SOc 6 lb. bag Table Salt 5c 1 lb. pkg. Baking Soda 5c Taylor's High Patent Flour (unbleach ed), 48 lb. sack '......$1.40 20c Bulk Coffee (fresh roasted), lb 15c 25c Banquet Coffee, lb 20c or 6 lbs $1 Best Kansas Coal Oil, gallon 10c Cooked Corned Beef (our own make), lb 20c Calumet B. Bacon, high grade, about 10 lbs. to the side, lb... ...... ,18c Rib Boiling Meat, per lb... c Fresh Hamburger Steak, lb ...... 10c Choice Hams, per lb 16c Swift's Butterine. per lb... 10c Pure Country Lard, lb 15c 24 lbs. Sugar $1.00 (Best Granulated, with a $5.00 order, Sugar, Included.) FRASER BROS.' C. 0. D. STORE Southeast cor. 6th and Jackson Sts. Both Phones 660. LIGHT HAT -TRIMME D WITH SHADED ROSES. The hat depicted in the sketch is one of the most becoming of the new shapes, the brim flaring up slightly in front and having the fashionable droop at the back. Natural Milan straw trimmed with an aigrette of maiden's hair fern and shaded roses of faint yellowish pink, was used for the model. The loops at the back and the draped fold about the crown were of pale blue chif fon faille ribbon. ular this year. The difference however will be more than overcome by less number of allowances for over haul, claims the city engineer. Mr. Rodgers states that he will not allow as much for overhaul as last year. The estimate for rolling remains unchanged at 3 cents. Crossing plates are estimated at $7.50, last year the estimate was $7. For cross ing plates the estimate remains un changed at $7 each. Paving contracts were granted in Lawrence last week for $1.30 and $1.33. This will form a sort of criterion of how paving contracts are being let. Increased cost for labor, increased cost for fuel for the manufacture of brick and also the higher price paid for sand are said to all contribute toward the higher price that the brick manu facturers are asking for their product and incidentally for the higher bids en tered by contractors. If some one could show a way out Mayor Green would endeavor to cut the paving of Central avenue in two. But It is too late. "Seventy-five per cent of the cost of paving Central avenue which is paid by the abutting property will be paid by the property owners on the west side of the street," said the mayor. "This works hardship, t is caused by the little points of land that at every block come n on Central avenue on the east side of the avenue. The city too is going to bear a heavy proportion of the cost Just for this same reason. The paving should have not been continued more than half way." MAY CHANGE ROUTE. HAVANAS ARE SCARCE. Topeka & Southwestern Railroad Sur veyors Awaiting Instructions. The active work of surveying the permanen line of the Topeka & Southwestern railroad has been delay ed a few days awaiting the consulting ngineer's opinion as to the possibility of changing the route so that it will miss the Merriam and Harmon farms Just west of the city. As the line is now surveyed it will cross the Merriam farm between the wagon road and the house, and Mr. Taylor has taken the matter up with Lamprecht Brothers & Co. with a view of having the route changed if possible. Mr. H. N. Herbert, the consulting engineer, has taken the matter under advisement to see if it is possible to make the change and his decision is waited and meanwhile the corps of surveyors are quartered in me city ready to commence active operations as soon as his decision is received. The preliminary survey is about the same as numerous other surveys for a ne in this section of the county, and is practically the same as the one made by an engineering corps Just about the close of the war. Whatever the de- ision of Mr. Herbert may be active work of staking the route for the graders will be commenced some time next week, and the work of complet ing the line will be pushed with the utmost speed. KEEP YOtB WINDOWS DOWN. Chloroformed Handkerchief Tossed In Room Allows Burslar to Act. Iola, Kan., June 10. Saturday night burglar by throwing a handkerchief saturated with chloroform through an open window into the room where Dr. . -A. v hippie and his wire, who re- ide on the old Beck farm west of Gas City, were sleeping, succeeded in put ting both of the occupants of the room into a stupor and securing- a twenty dollar gold piece from a pocketbook in Mr. Whipple's trousers pocket. The burglar, however, in his hurry or care- essness, left a similar pocKetoooK con taining $25 in bills which was in an other pocket of Dr. Whipple, also in the next room was his wife's pocket- book containing a gold watch and $30 in money which the burglar failed to get. THE HARVEST HAND RATE Goes Into Effect June 15, Continue to July 15. The Santa Fe has offered a rate of one third fare for harvest hand rates which will be good from June 15 to July 15th from points in Eastern Kan sas and Kansas City and St. Joe to points In the wheat belt. This will help materially to swell the traffic as the latest estimates by Superintendent Gerow of the Free Employment bur eau call for twenty thousand harvest hands. In order to put these rates into effect from Kansas City and St. Joe It was necessary to secure a special dispensation from the Inter state Commerce Commission giving authority to place interstate rates into effect without the customary thirty days notice. A Famine Is Threatened Owing to Strike of Cigar-makers. New Tork, June 10. A famine In Ha vana cigars is threatened should the strike of cigarmakers in the Cuban capital continue much longer. Dealers throughout the city have been Informed by the Importing Jobbers that most of the popular brands of Havana cigars, especially those in the dark colors, are exhausted. The strike has now lasted three weeks. Prices are going up. New Tork smokes about 200,000 im ported cigars a day, the prices ranging from 10 cents up to 50 cents. The most popular size Is the Perfecto, and this was the first to be exhausted. Of cigars of all kinds, including stogies. New Yorkers consume 1 million a day, the weekly cigar bill of the metropolis amounting to $300,000, nearly 16 million dollars a year. Find Stolen Watch in Pawnshop. This morning Detective Judkins found a $75 gold watch which had been pawned by Leonard Chapman, a negro who came here from Rock Is land, 111. Chapman is supposed to have stolen the watch, together with several other valuables, in Rock Is land "before coming to Topeka. He was arrested last week- on instructions from the Rock Island police, but was one of the trio of prisoners who broke Jail and escaped Saturday night. De tective Judkins found the watch in a pawnshop where Chapman had real ized on it, giving the name of Lean ard Naffer. Not "The Only," But "The Original." Establishment for grinding lawn mowers "Factory Process" with the automatic grinding machine built for that purpose. H. B. Howard, manager of the Golden Rule Machine works, says: "I have handled the mower business in my shop for 17 years, I was the first to reduce the price from $1.00 to 75 cents as I made a special ity of it. I was the first to 'call for and deliver free," and also the first to install the New Factory Grinder, three years ago. even though one was set up a few weeks ago on a Topeka bicycle shop and advertised as the 'only machine of its kind in the west.' I deem truthfulness in advertising as essential as 'honest goods in the shelf or honest work in the shop.' Tel. 503 Ind. & Bell 1377, and our wagon will call. The Old Reliable "Golden Rule," 710 Kansas ave. Miss Julia Frisbie came down today from Grantvllle. ' Miss Bertha Lenon Is home from a two weeks' visit in Blue Springs, Neb. Miss Minnette I,noo left Saturday for Toledo, Ohio, where she was called by the death of her mother. Mrs. M. C. Holman of 116 Evelyn street, returned Saturday from Holton where she was the guest of friends for several days. Mrs. John Thompson, who lives 15 miles northwest of town, is spending some time in town at the home of Dr. Miriam Swift. Miss Sadie Withers and Miss Susie DeFriese went to Kansas City yester day morning for a short visit. They will return Tuesday. - Charles Nauman has sold the four acre tract near Soldier creek on the upper Silver Lake road. Just north of Enoch Marple s 10 acres, for $900. Mrs. George Clark returned Saturday from Broken Arrow, I. T-, where she has been visiting her sons, Messrs. Edward and George Clark and their families. The McEntire Mattress factory won a game from the First Lincolns by the score of 5 to 0. Batteries For Lin coln, Clousy and Givens; for McEntire, Stroup and Bradley. County Attorney J. J. Schenck and family will move this week from 308 West Gordon street to the George Stoker home at 1206 West Sixth street. which they lately purchased. The fire in the dump on Central ave nue near Soldier creek Is now out. The rain of yesterday put a stop to it and finished the work of extinction com-, menced by the street force Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Caskey left to day for Wamego where they were call ed to be with their sister-in-law who was severely if not fatally injured by being thrown from a wagon Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Harris Goodrich leave this week for Brenham. Texas, for a stay of two years. Mrs. Goodrich's father, J. B. Betts. has a large rail road contract in this part of the coun try. The Intermediates of the Baptist church will give a straw ride a week from tomorrow evening. ' They will be chaperoned by Misses Mabel Fink and Edith Gabriel, Mr. Irl Boyce and Mr. Bert Eraser. Miss Ethel Grace SehaefTer. youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Sehaef fer of 316 West Gordon street, and Mr. Charles Coates, were married Sunday, June 9, by Rev. J. Barrett at his resi dence, 1009 Quincy street. Dr. and Mrs. H. C. Miner of 301 West Gordon street, will leave this evening for Los Angeles, Cal., to visit Mrs. Miner's daughter. Mrs. Edward Tyman Dr. Miner will be away for 30 days while Mrs. Miner will stay until the last of August. Children's day was observed yester day morning at the Kansas Avenue M. E. church. The church was decorated with daisies and the exercises consisted of songs and recitations by the chil dren with a short talk by the pastor. Rev. Mr. Stafford.;,.. Councilman and "Mrs. C. E. Jordan of 1122 Jackson street, returned yester day from Vermillion, South Dakota, where they went to attend the golden wedding anniversary -of Mr. Jordan s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jordan, which was celebrated May 28. Misses Lulu and Minnie Helm of Wa mego, who have been visiting their couein. Miss Clara- Ogee of 127 .West Gordon street, have gone to Holton to remain until Saturday when they will return to Topeka and leave for their home accompanied by Miss Ogee, who will be their guest for some time. N. F. Kimball, who lives three miles northwest of Kilmer station, has put in 50 acres in pop corn this season. Heretofore he has never put in more than 25 acres, but he finds pop corn such a paying crop that he has doubled the acreage this season. Mr. Kimball ships the pop corn to the large confectionery houses in Chicago. Mrs. Jerome Colvin entertained the Monday High Five club and three guests' tables at her home. 915 Van Buren street, this afternoon. . The head prizes for the club members and the guests were hand painted plates, as was also the second club prize, while the consolation prizes for both were dainty little catchalls of blue and white chintz trimmed with blue rib bon. The score cards were original in themselves and made neat little souvenirs of a pleasant afternoon. Each card contained a picture of the hostess and of the various prizes she had won at the different meetings of the club. The rooms were decorated with sweet smelling garden flowers. In cluding roses, pinks and bouncing Bet ties. The members of the dub were Mrs. Fred Gatchell, Mrs. Z. Hopkins, Mrs. Floyd Baker, Mrs. O. C. Nels wender, Mrs. Frak Petro. Mrs. C. W. Myers, Mrs. A. Jeffrey, Mrs George Lytle, Mrs. Frank Heyden, Mrs. C. E Jordan". The invited guests were: Mrs. J. B. .Dewey, Mrs. John Anderson, Mrs. Charles Armstrong. Mrs. Oran Layton, Mrs. E. D. Small. Mrs. O. D. Wolf. Mrs Mark Putnam, Mrs. Chappell Foote. Mrs. E. S. Gresser. Mrs. L. A. Ryder, Mrs." Charles Allen Mills. Mrs. W. S. Bergundthal. Mrs D. J- Hath- awav. Mrs. Earl Sevmour. Mrs. M. A, Hutchison of Kiro and Miss Dollie Curtis. MRS. BLEDSOE TO LEAVE Will 'Become Pastor of Spiritualist Church in Kansas City. Word was given out this morning by A. Scott Bledsoe that Mrs. Bledsoe will enter upon her duties as pastor of the First Spiritualist church in Kansas City, Mo on September next. For this sum mer, however, both Mr. and Mrs. Bled soe will go to Colorado for the next three months. The first place that they will visit is Colorado Springs. Later they will go over the state of Colorado somewhat and visit the prominent Spiritualists of that section. . , . ' Mr. Bledsoe said this morning' that: "The convention just closed has been one of the most successful meetings that I have ever attended in this section of the country." He reports the pleasantest of relations among the delegates at the meet ing, and says that Spiritualism Is gaining more -of a foothold in the state of Kansas than it ever has had before. The officials were the officers elected for the ensuing year: President, Mrs. Bessie Bellman of Winfield: vice presi ident. Dr. Jose Montoya of Wichita; sec retary, J. A. Bruer of Sterling: treasurer, Jacob Hey of Overbrook. Aside from the officers that were elected a board of trus tees was appointed. It consist of the fol lowing people who are prominent in spir italistic circles. Henry Kraushaar of To peka, N. F. Shaw of Plainville, W. P. Sailing of Winfield. Mrs. Ella Wingett of Sterling and H. .W. Henderson of Law rence. There were two hundred and ten dele gates present besides many more visitors. The meetings Sunday afternoon and ev ening were made especially interesting by an ordination service which took place at four In the afternoon, and the public in stallation of the new officers in the even ing. Mrs. Bledsoe delivered the evening address. The meetings both Saturday and yesterday were especially well attended. At the parlors of Security hall after the afternoon meeting on Saturday a number of seances were held. TORE HOLE, DIDST GO THROUGH Prisoners In City Prison Go Through Door, Locking It Behind Them. The summer clearance of prisoners was pulled off Saturday night. Three of the worst prisoners in the city Jail wandered away, after poking a large hole in the stone wall. They did not go through the wall, however, but un locked the iron door, locKed it oenina them, climbed the Jail yard fence and went their several ways. Leonard Chapman, a negro machin 1st. who was held on a complaint from Rock Island. 111., James Arterbridge, bad man and seller of whisky, and Ed McDonald, 4ield for the same offense, comprised the outfit of escapers. Mc Donald and Arterbridge, who are also negroes, were serving 200 days each on the rock pile, but Chapman, the imported negro is suspected of being the leader of the gang. They started to drill through the wall with a broom stick and a short section of gas pipe. After removing a wheelbarrow load of rock from beneath one of the win dows, and almost penetrating the wall they decided that It was tedious work. and walked out of the door. How they managed to unlock the door without breaking the padlock Is a mystery, but the door was securely locked when found in the morning. JUNE IS HERE! The Month of Weddings We have a large assortment of all new goods in Cut Glass, Chinaware, etc., from which you can make your selection, any one of which will be appreciated as a wedding gift to the June Bride. After you are married, we would ask you to try our Teas, Coffees, and Spices, and let us fit you out with Kitchen Utensils from our Small Hardware Department. CHAS. McCLINTOCK 707 Kansas Avenue DESIGN FOB COSTUME OF CHECKED SILK, MOHAIR OR LINEN. EELLS HOTEL SOLD. First to Clinton E. A. Eells and Then Palmer. to Fred Eells sold his hotel business on Saturday to a relative. Clinton S Eells. and today a bill of sale for the business and fixtures in the hotel was filed with the register of deeds show ing that Clinton Eells had disposed of his most recently acquired property to Edgar A. Palmer, the consideration be ing $1,000. A suit was filed with the city court today against Fred Eells by Frank P. Lindsay to recover $76.98 for laundry work and in connection with this suit Mr. Eells' account in the bank of To peka amounting to $32.75 was gar nisheed by Mr. Lindsay. yy . a . . i " ' The bodice shown in the sketch Is a smart model for street weur, the design being practical for various materials. White and brown checked silk in soft finish taffeta was used for the model, combined with plain brown liberty satin, which was used about the rever and girdle. -and also formed the tie in front. Small buttons, covered with the liberty satin, were also used as trimming. The skirt was plaited and trimmed about the lower part with three deep bias folds, the loose lower edse of each fold having a half inch hem of the satin. CATTLE WRONGLY TAXED. County Commissioners Wipe Out As sessment on Mr. Hosack's Stock. F. L. Stone, an agent for Charles M. Hosack, a farmer living near the Shaw nee county line, and who has property in both Shawnee and Wabaunsee coun ties, appeared before the board of coun ty commissioners Saturday and asked that Mr. Hosack be relieved from the assessment on 200 head of cattle which were returned by the assessor of Dover township as being subject to taxation in this county. Mr. Stone -stated that these cattle were a part of a herd or 321 neaa ne-i longing to Mr. HosacK and tnat the 200 had been put on to pasture on the Alexander ranch in Shawnee county during January and had been there until February 15 when the pasture was eaten out and they were driven back to another ranch in Wabaunsee county. Mr. Stone also stated that the entire herd of 321 head had been as sessed for taxation In Wabaunsee county and if the assessment against 200 of them stood In Shawnee county it would mean the double taxing, of them. . These 200 . head were assessed in Shawnee county at $4,000 and under the rule taxes would be paid on them on the sum jof $2,000, or on half their assessed valuation. After hearing the facts in the case the county commissioners decided to wipe out this assessment against Mr. Hosack orv the Shawnee county books. Mr. Hosack has some other personal property in the county that is subject to taxation. CALLS IT A FARCE. . a muzzle and without an attendant. There are. several other ordinances on the council records that were pass ed with good intentions but never fully enforced. The above is only a new "Joiner" of the throng that have al ready gone before the anti-spitting ordinance, shoveling snow from the sidewalk and numerous others. HER HUSBAND UNFAITHFUL. So Mrs. Enuna G. Green Sues for a Divorce. FAMINE STEICKEN CHINESE, E0TTTED FROM THEIR HOMES BY FLOODS, UVUTG IN PBDH- TIVE HUTS AT SHJENSZIL Mayor Green Complains mat Dog Muzzling Ordinance Is Evaded. "It's a farce." That is the .way Mayor William Green characterized the observance of the dog muzzling ordinance. "They are not muzzles, they are simply head stalls," put in Councilman Van Ness. - . - "I saw five dogs running loose on the street the other day as I came down town in the morning." continued the mayor, "and those that didn't have muzzles ort had their muzzles pulled off from about their heads and hanging loose on one side. It's a farce." A buzz of the telephone bell at this point interrupted the conversation and the mayor picked up the receiver. "No, I am very sorry but I can't do it," re plied the city's executive to the party at the other end of the telephone. A fair owner 'of a pet dog wanted the ' mayor to give her permission to let the 1 dog run at large for an airing without " Emma G. Green has brought a suit for an absolute divorce from her hus band, John H. Green, a laborer, her petitioning papers in the suit having been filed with the clerk of the district court on Saturday afternoon. The cou ple were married on December 24. 1902, and have one child, Wallace Vernon Green, 3 yars old. Mrs. Green alleges that her husband has been guilty of extreme cruelty toward her; that he has been unfalthr ful and that he abandoned her on Aug ust 1, 1904. She asks for the custody of their son as well as for the divorce. Vacation Trip Tliafs Worth While. New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and Jamestown Exposi tion at Norfolk may bo visited on ex cursion tickets via.Pennsylvania Lines. Stop-overs at New York and Philadel phia and other cities for side trips to resorts on Long Island and in New England, to Atlantic City, Cape May and famous seashore resorts. Atlantic Ocean steamer ride between New York and Norfolk, If desired; also steamer ride on Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. Also all rail via Columbus. Go one way, return an other. For further information write D. B. Steeg, T. P. Agt., 2 E. 11th St., Kansas City, Mo. 1 n 1 How's Your Panama? We can clean it and make It look like new. No acids used. We clean and block all kinds of hats. We call for them and deliver them when prom ised. Topeka Hal Works 11 West 7th Both Phone.