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Topeka PaTing Brick Will Hare
Engineer Rodgers' Specifica
tions Let in Other Factories.
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
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
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
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.)
C. 0. D. STORE
Southeast cor. 6th and Jackson Sts.
Both Phones 660.
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."
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.
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
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
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
'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.
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.
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.
707 Kansas Avenue
First to
E. A.
Eells and Then
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.
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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.
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.
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.
So Mrs.
Enuna G. Green Sues for a
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.
How's Your
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.

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