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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL- HOND AY E V"ENIG,!jirLY 8, 1907.
9 "E. N. Martin was In town today from Menoken. Miss Bertha Kistler will , go to Pauline one day this week. Charles Gerteisen spent Sunady visiting relatives in St. Joseph, Mo. E. W. Bovee of Waterloo. Iowa, la in town looking after business matters. Kelsey Petro has gone, to , Cawker City '"to visit his grandmother, Mrs. Mitchell. Bradford Kutz has gone to the har vest fields near Pratt. Kan., for the summer, Gay Smith of Kansas City spent Sunday in. Topeka visiting friends and relatives. Best pipes in Topeka and lowest price at Spetter's cigar store, 816 North Kansas avenue. Roy Lukens and Will Chapman went to Alma today where they have a num ber of furnaces to install. Walter Smith of "Valley Falls was the guest Sunday of S. R. Kutz and family, 1018 Kansas avenue. John A. Ehrhardt of Stanton. Neb., visited his sister, Mrs. Bicklehaupt, of 824 West Gordon steet last week. The newly installed officers of Amity Lodge 231 K. of P. will confer the third rank on several candidates this evening. J. K. Withers, Rock Island agent at Anthony,. Kansas, is spending some time here visiting his family at 1111 Kansas avenue. Mrs. Laura Coons and son Robert of Pleasant Hill, Mo., were the guests over the Fourth of Mrs. Hering of 927 . Kansas avenue. Dr. W. S. Woods, the newly elected ""president of the Citizens' bank, was a visitor at the Western Woolen mills Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Coleman of Merlden were the guests yesterday of Mrs. Coleman's sister, Mrs. S. S. . . Myer3 of 1205 Western avenue. Lost, Sunday morning in North To peka, pair of spectacles In J. B. Hay den case. Return to Kimball Printing Co., 912 N. Kansas avenue. Reward. The Crosby Brothers, who have re cently purchased a large block of Western Woolen mill stock, were vis itors at that plant on last Saturday afternoon. Peter Steward of Hoyt was In town today. From here he went to Wa Keeney to visit his daughter. Mrs. Charles Steinberger, and his son, Mr. Walter Steward. Miss Anna Myers of 1205 Western avenue and Mr. Fred Renker spent Sunday at Rock Creek the guests of Miss Myers brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bradley. Mr. F. R. Conwell spent Sunday In Hoyt. He returned last evening ac companied by Mrs. Conwell and little daughter who have been the guests of relatives there for some weeks. Col. J. N. Stewart, owner of the Citizens' bank building, is putting up a new stairway to this building. Mr. Stewart cays this is the only change he contemplates making in the build ing. Jerry Sprlngstead of Station "A" went to Fort Riley this morning to take part in the state rifle preliminary shoot from which representatives to the national rifle contest will be se lected. Ed Aiken was the guest yesterday of his sister. Mrs. Jonas Lukens -of 1009 Central avenue. He was en route to his home in Fairfax. Okla., from a business trip to St. Joseph and Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Z. K. Helnzman and daughter Acta have returned from Lebo, Kan sas, where they have been the guests for the past few weeks of Mrs. Heinz man's son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Brockett. Bert Purdum. who has been a clerk at the Topeka postoffice, has returned to work there after a year's absence, which he spent as tagger in the gov ernment bureau of animal Inspection at Los Angeles, Cal. Miss Lena Koerberlein has resigned her position in the Cash Mercantile m 3 The CUSTOMS officials say that smuggling is not what it used to be. They declare that the romance of the game has de parted and that except for the occa sional bungling attempt of some ama teur It has sunk to the level of petty criminality. The days of professional smuggling on the great liners are no more, they maintain, owing to the vigorous efforts that have been put forth to suppress it. False bottom trunks and other devices of that na ture are seen but rarely nowadays. Out of 188,000 passengers who passed the Inspectors last year there were only six who tried to enter the country with false bottomed trunks. All of these were second cabin passengers. In spite of these confident and reas suring assertions the United States treasury department has recently found It necessary to make an extended In quiry into what has been called the "underground way" of the diamond trade. The scope of this investigation, it seems, is likely to embrace three con tinents before the exact truth Is brought to light. This unwonted ac tivity on the part of the treasury offi cials is due to the complaints of the Diamond Importers and Cutters' asso ciation, which made the statement not long since that as many precious stones are being smuggled into the country as come in openly with duty paid; that gems worth $30,000,000 cajne in last year without duty. Some curious facts have come to light during this investigation. It appears that when the gems are shipped from the South African diamond fields no reliable record of them is obtainable. Although the entire output is sent to London, then distributed to all parts of the globe, they do not appear offi cially among the exports from the United Kingdom. Thus surreptitious trade is favored greatly by the secrecy with which it is carried on and by the lack of proper European record. - A neat scheme to get the stones into the country without duty has recently come to light. One of the largest im porters In America has been receiving large quantities of stones in the rough. There is no duty on uncut diamonds, and the government was getting noth ing from these large importations. It happened, however, that an inspector discovered that many of the stones were marked In pale ink lines so faint mM scarcely to be detected by the naked tye. These turned out to be marks store and taken a place in the J. F. Crockett store on the South side. She has been -succeeded In the Cash store by Miss Caroline Churchman. Fred ' Joseph, traveling salesman for the Topeka Paper company, left to day for the west after visiting his mother, Mrs. Julia Joseph, over the Fourth. - i Mrs. John Brinker, on Central ave nue north of Soldier creek, " went to Concordia Saturday In response to a telegram notifying her that her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Walter Brink er, was very seriously ill and not ex pected to live. Mrs. Amy C. Smith, 33 years old, wife of Dr. Stephen E. Smith of Grantville, died this morning at two o'clock of consumption at the family home. The funeral will be held Tues day afternoon at two o'clock from the Grantville M. E. church and the burial will be In the Grantville cemetery. Word has been received of the death of J. W. Chamberlain which took place July 4 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Pierce, at Denver, Colo. Previous to the flood of 1903, Mr. Chamberlain conducted a stand near Garfield park, but this was destroyed by the flood and since that time he made his home with his daughter. Lawrence Caldwell of Kiro returned yesterday from Connersville. Ind., where he was called by the death of his father, James Caldwell. Mr. Cald well, sr., was a resident of Shawnee county for over twenty-five years, and left here last fall to spend the winter at the home of one of his sons at Connersville. Ind. While there he was taken 111. The burial was in the Connersville cemetery. Mrs. Ida Wood of Shorey entertained at dinner yesterday in honor of Mrs. May George and little daughter, Ger trude, of Kansas City. Covers were laid for Mrs.. George and daughter, Gertrude. Miss Agnes Worfert. Miss Grace Brooks, Miss Daisy Wood. Miss Ethel Wood and Mrs. Wood. Mrs. George returned to Kansas City last evening, but her daughter will remain here and spend the summer with Mrs. Wood and family. The paving of North Kansas avenue to Garfield park will necessitate the cutting down of many ot the large shade trees on the east side of the street and the moving of the sidewalk a foot or more to the eastward. The stakes now put down by the engineer are about on a line with the new trees set out this spring on Arbor day. The curbing, however, is to be one foot west from these stakes which will save all of these trees but many of the old trees now stand right where the gutters will come or right in line of the curbing. In some cases the buildings now standing project a foot or more on the sidewalk, and per haps will need to be moved. On the west side of the street the case is quite different. The new trees set out this spring are three feet or more west of the stakes and four feet or more from the curbing line, while the new sidewalk wili cut their full width into some of the present dooryards. all of which shows a lack of due con sideration -when the streets were laid out. CRIPPPLED JOINTIST IS RAIDED. Police Found Plenty of Evidence Against John Steinrauf. The latest Joint rade made by the police was last Saturday night, when Detec tives Judkins and Dusenberry raided Jack Steinrauf, a cripple, who ran an establishment at 512 East First street. Plenty of evidence against Steinrauf and his partner, John Bright, who is now in jail on a former liuor selling charge, was found by the policemen. Several bottles of whisky, a quart of aluminum rebate checks, or trade money, a keg of beer and the govern ment license, were captured. Chief Eaton Intends to establish an art gallery at the station. With every joint raid several beer advertising pic tures are captured, and in the Kneisler wholesale place, recently raided, they found two dozen pictures of different sizes and a number of the corner signs, such as are seen on the corner of saloons in "wet" states. These outside ber signs are not used very, extensively in Kansas. Customs showing the line of cleavage. Their presence on the stones saved the im porter from the expense of employing a cleaver, who Is the high priced artist of the diamond cutting business. These innocent looking lines added greatly to the value of the stones. The depart ment very promptly put a cut stone value on the marked gems. That diamond smuggling is not pre cisely a lost art has been proved pretr ty conclusively during the past year. About a year ago Henry Hoffman, hail ing from Brussels, landed in Boston with a teacupfui of fine stones in his possession. He succeeded in passing the Boston custom house without de tection and proceeded to Chicago, where he began to offer the gems to the dealers. All might have gone well with him had not the apparent inex haustibility of his stock excited the wonder and roused the suspicion of one of his customers. He was arrested and admitted that he had smuggled the dia monds into the country, but refused absolutely to reveal the method he had used to evade the customs. Nor could he be made to tell how he did it It is as much of a mystery today as ever it was. The professional smuggler may not be as picturesque in recent years as formerly, but he exists still. "Neither is the amateur extinct. The human conscience still exhibits a remarkable elasticity in matters that concern Un- IMJTSI AND- MISCELLANEOUS ADVERTISEMENTS WAXTED MALE HELP. WANTED Tf-ams to haul brick. Brick Co.. 21i E. 6th st. " MOLER barber colege, Kansas City, Mo., teaches the trade by free clinic and care ful instructions in few weeks, positions waiting for every body, who will learn. Write for particulars. WANTED 6 carpenters to work on hotel at Hutchinson. Call Ind. phone 5361 at 7 o'clock p. m. Henry Bennett. WANTED Man for general farnv work, S25 per month. J. M. Quail, Pauline. WANTED Man to - do chores. 721 Polk st. milking and WANTED Good laborers to dig trenches. W. Wells, 12S6 Mulvane St. WANTED Stenographer. " Capital Com mercial college, 706 Kansas ave. WANTED A boy " to do Dress feeding, printing dept. Dibble Mer. and Chemi cal Co.. 120 E: 5th st. WANTED An experienced tinner at once. East side Hardware and Tin shop, 1202 E. 6th st. LARSON LOADED WITH CHAINS. Reformatory Prisoner. Twice Paroled, Taken Back to Hutcliinson. " Robert Larson, who was paroled from the Hutchinson reformatory by order of Governor Hoch, was taken back, to the institution today. He was heavily' shackled by the parole Officer, who con siders him one of the worst" specimens ever confined in the reformatory. . ? Larson was paroled by the governor's orders only two weeks after being re turned to the reformatory for violation of a former parole. He was out only two weeks when he was arrested for stealing copper wire. The local peace officers did not take kindly to Governor Hoch's action on ac count of their personal knowledge of Larson's habits. Their prediction that he would violate his second parole in less than a month came true. The Latest Fish Story. Two parties from this city accom panied by two' of their friends from Wetmore, Kan., left recently for an outing and fishing trip to Maple ' Hill, Kan. The duties of one called him back to the city late Sunday evening, and he now tells a late- and " what sounds to be a very fair fish story: "We camped on a ranch about one half mile south of town and the kind lady of the house had "prepared a fine dinner of "fried chicken and other gdor things to eat, for the party who ' had fished from 5 a. m. until 12. While eating this dandy dinner with ' the three men from the ranch, one of the; party happened to think of the-' date being the seventh day of the7 seventh month of the seventh year in thisceh tury. It was then noted that at ; the! table were seated seven men. The party had fished just seven hours and had caught seven fish. The fish had been cleaned, so after dinner the ex cited party found that the net weight of the seven fish was exactly seven pounds, and the good lady then an nounced that the fish dinner would be served at seven o'clock.. The balance of the party expect to continue w-ith their good time for the rest of this week. and the cle Sam. Of course there must also be taken into the consideration the fact that there are some persons who re gard smuggling as a highly exhilarat ing game and who derive Infinite amusement, and even comfort, from the contemplation of their own clever ness in eluding the custom house of ficer. The secret service agents discovered long ago that most of the. gems smug gled into the country come by way of Canada. " There is a regular smug glers' route from Montreal to New WANTED MALE HELP. . WANTED An experienced delivery boy. Dibble Gro. Co.. South Side store. WATFT FEMALE HET.P. ' WANTED Dining room girl and cham bermaid. Midland hotel, 4th and Quincy. WANTED Experienced white girls; must be good cooks, no washing, good wages 401 Topeka ave. Ind. phone 145 2. WANTED Bookkeeper" at Capital Com mercial' collage. 706 Kansas ave. WANTED Kitchen girl;, also woman to clean by the. day." 201 East 8th st. WANTED MISCELLANEOUS. WANTED Veal calves and fat cows. H. M. Bush. Ind. phone 3214. 1010 E. 8th st. WHEN you want your grass cut, call Ind. phone 3742. Prompt attention. WANTED Cotton rags -for cleaning ma chinery; must o washed. Stale Journal office. . -, , WHEN you are particular as to how you want your upholstering. done, call E. W. Meister, Phone 454. 1028 Lime st. WANTED Good 4 hole ooal range, with water back if possible. Address W. W., care Journal. . WANTED Shetland pony, harness 509 W. 6th St. - buggy and WANTED 2d hand electric fan. Call Ind. phone 1097. W. S. Sanders. WANTED A horse and phaeton or sur rey to use for its care during July and August. Ind. phone 1239 4. WANTED All my friends to know that - I Just received 100,000 more of those good safe dividend paying shares to sell at 10c that have been so much lately called for and that comes so highly recommended for the people to Invest In. (The other two large blocks have all been bought by Topeka people and this is the third.) Old Mexico Is a grand old place to uiul'o Quick fortunes. See me right away, i-as the price will soon be 25c. M. A.- Pond, 609 Kansas ave. WANTED Good calves. : S4.50i to $5.00; medium calves $3.50 to $4.00. Can use only good calves. Chaa. Wolff Packing Co. - OLD CLOTHES, shoes, bats and over coats. Don't throw 'em; away. y?will call pay big prices for them. Gordon 435 Kansas ave. Ind. phone 1490.- FOR R ENT ROOSrS. . . . FOR RENT 10 unfurnished; rooms, single or en suite, gas and water, located two Blocks from ave. G6od;eighborhood- Call at 718 Kansas ave.' - ; -; '. FOR RENT Furnished room, gentlemen ! only. 908 W. 8th. " Ind, 921 3. - FOR RENT Furnished rooms, also 2 'for light housekeeping. 213 E; 9th st. i . FOR RENT Well fufnifflied rooms, mod ern, one front, With alcove. 414 W. 7th.. FOR RENT Suite of uinjfurnished rooms, 1st floor, also .unfurnished rooms suit able for light housekeeping 2d floor.Splen did location. Inquire 718 W. 6th st.- "i FOR RENT-Newly furnished room,, rea sonable. 216 Harrison "st. FOR RENT Unfurnished and furnished rooms, 1st floorj. housekeeping. 1215 Clay. FOR RENT Furnishedrropm. house mod ern. 1012 Harrison." rftd. 7303. V FOR RENT 2 nice rooms' upstairs, the drug man 732 Kan-gas ave. ; Ask FOR RENT 10 unfurnished rooms, single or en suite, gas arid water, located two blocks from ave. Good neighborhood. Call t 718: Kansas feve. eV -r -"' FOREENT-ft'roomsSOO W: th st. 'P" FOR RENT 3. large . partiy furnlshfd rooms., al! modern convenience., fine lo cation. Exclusive ' upstairs: Inquire .715 West fth st. - - - "' ' ' ' FOR RENT Apartments' in Lenox Iflats. S. Barnum, Ind.. 29o3. ..- ,. . FOR RENT Two nicely furnished rooms; everything modern. 512 Quincy. FOnOTj-flOCSE& FOR RENT Brand new '4 room house. Topeka Investment & Loan Co., "rooms 1-2 Veale block.-'' Ind. phone 1307. FOR RENT 8 room modern residence, 912 W. 7th; 5 room cottage,, all modern, new. 1304 Tyler st. Lucas & Lagerstrom, 102 W. 5th. Ind. 1490. n , Ingenious Diamond Smugglers York, a track so well covered that no treasury agent has been able to make an accurate map of if t The Dominion admits diamonds free . of duty. A smuggler may land, in Montreal with as big a load of gems as he can carry and no one need be the wiser. There is no record taken at the point of land ing, and Uncle Barn's secret service men cannot obtain profitable informa tion from - the Canadian custom offi cials. Of course there is a thorough search made at all points at which a road crosses the border, but there are tOK KJSJUT 7 room. - all modern. n house, 1219 Jackson st. J., C. Wallace, Either phone 140: FOR RENT A 4 room house, good well, gas, 1308 Mulvan St. .... .. .FOR RENT BOARDING HOUSE, FURNISHED FINE LOCATION , AND GOOD BUSI NESS. GOOD REASON FOR RENT ING. - F. E. BROWN, 213 WV CURTIS ST.. N. TOPEKA. FOR RENT Modern 6 room house, 219 E. 11th. Inquire 827 Topeka ave. FOR RENT New modern 8 room house, close in, 415 E. 7th St. Call 701 Jefferson. FOR RENT Furnished modern 7 roomed house for 2 months. Immediate posses sion, $35 per month. M. N.. Journal. FOR RENT MISCELLANEOUS. FOR RENT 2d rioor on Kansas ave., 25 by MO ft., with elevator.- $20 a month. M. Heery, phone 1235. FO R RENT One-half of 2 good front office rooms, gas and telephone. L. Bis coe, 523 Kansas ave. FOR RENT Boarding house, furnished, fine location and good business, good reason for renting. F. E. Brown, 216 W. Curtis St., N. Topeka. FOR RENT Store room 123 W. 7th st. Inquire 813 Kansas ave. FOR SALIC REAL ESTATE. FOR SALE acre, 4 room house, new - cottage, cellar, well, large barn and other outbuildings, variety of fruit, west 6ide, paved 6treet. Want offer. 517 W. 6th. ..WHEAT. CORN AND ALFALFA - LANDS. In Rooks, Graham and Trego counties. Palco Is headquarters for these lands, wide famed, for their fertility and productive ness. You have heard of the famous Par adise Fiats. I can sell you a farm there for $15 to $35 an acre, according to loca tion and improvements. Do you know 'the land if you don't you should. Write to J. E. Robeson, Palco, Kan. ' ; OEO. M. NOBLE ft CO, PEAL ESTATE, LOANO, INSUPANCE Bom Special. Farms and City Bargains. 4S5r-KAN.- AVE, ' 0PP. SOSTOtrnCB. FOR SALE 640 acre ranch 200 acres In cultivation and 40 acres in alfalfa land, good frame house.' only 4 miles from the railroad. Price $15 per acre. Terms rea sonable. Address E. - A. Kramer, Flaln vllle. Rooks Co., Kan. FOR SALE 5 roomvhouse with hall, 8 lots, all inclised. $1,350. 1218: N. Taylor. FOR SALE 42 lots In West Shorey, north of U. P. roundhousei at $25 each, or will trade; also 10 lota on 21st and Jefferson ets. $40 to $100 each. M. Heery, tel. 1235. LOST AND FOUND. LOST Sat. near Station B or on Wash burn car, blue velvet Jewel case contain ing a locket and chain with M. B. H. as monogram, a diamond ring tiffinay set ting and 2 gold collar pins. Liberal re ward offered if returned to 213 Topeka av. LOST Lady's gold watch, return to 1224 Lincoln st. Reward for TO WHOM IT MAY fOVTFRN To"wHOM IT MAY CONCERN I will not be responsible for any debts con- ... ,3 V... w1fi A.1 T- i .1 J 1 11 i ' IH Tl t'l 1 Signed r Lee Camjsbell. FOR SALE-Second cut alfalfa hay, clean : and fine, .Pellvered..J.nd. phone 11362. FOR - SALE 6-year-old ' mare and new runabout. Barnes Real Estate Co., W. Fifth st. FOR SALE Bicycle, in good condition; both tires practically new and guaran teed. $12.00. .. Call; at 923 N. Tyler st FOR SALE Detroit Jewell gas range, in good -condition. -1409 Harrison St.- . FOR SALE Cupboard $2, folding cot $2.50, 2 mattresses, $1. Call 1273 Polk st. FOR SALE 5 acres ' of - alfalfa, second cut. Bergman,. Tecumseh. many other ways of making the Jour ney, : The treasury department has been very thorough in its efforts to make diamond smuggling unattractive. In Paris, for instance, the United States government maintains several agents whose duty it is to report to our cus toms officials whenever a valuable stone is purchased by a cltlaen of this country. If an American traveling abroad becomes the owner of a fine diamond during bis stay In Paris and on bis return to his -native land "for FOR SALE MISCELLANEOUS. FOR SALE Good cow,, or will trade for horse. 618 E. 10th st. FOR SALE Good Jersey family cow six years old. 1267 Harrison at. BICYCLE BARGAINS, good second hand wheels from $S up. Good tires $3.50. H. M. Cross Cycle Co., 810 Kansas ave. WATCHES cleaned and repaired at Fried berg's, 507 Kansas ave.- FOR SALE Drug store in a good county seat town in N. W. Kansas. Has a large prescription and soda fountain trade. Will sell for part cash, balance on easy terms to responsible purchaser. Ad dress Frank Grecian, Hill City, Kan. OLD JEWELRY made new berg's. 507 Kansas ave. at Frled- THE BEST American mainsprings for American watches at Fried berg' s, ' 607 Kansas ave. FOR BALE 500 business raru lor $l.z; 506 envelopes t.i&: 500 letter heads $1.50. 8e them; 1st class printing at propor tionate rates. TRAPP, 714 Kansas ava. BALM OF FIGS, marvelous remedy for ladles' ills Thousands cured. 1119 W. 10th. Ind. 11264. Mrs. Battey, mgr. FOR SALE $650 cash will buy a retail business, well located on Kansas ave., making the owner a daily net crofit ot from $10 to $15 per day. Daily record of sales (all cash) open to prospective buy ers. This is an excellent opportunity for so little Invested. Owner's health has failed and he nTust sell 'at once. Address P. B. H., care State Journal, for location and other information. FOR SALE Mixed lots of second hand lumber, cheap. Topeka Coal Co. .. FOR SALE Fine stock of dry goods, clothing, shoes and notions. In a good town in western Kansas.. Will sell or trade for land. Address A. M. King, Plainville. Kan. FOR SALE Stylish bay driving mare, city broke, perfectly safe. Ind. phone 6232. MISCELLANEOUS, TOPEKA Scrap Iron & Fuel Co., Highest price paid for discarded machinery write for prices. 3rd and Jackson, Topeka STRAYED OR STOLEN. STRAYED Black mare pony, star In fore head, brnnd on left hip. ' Notify Thos. Horsfield. 209 Kansas ave. JMONEY MONET to loan on live stock, pianos, per sonal security, household goods, typewrit ers. W. E. Seguine, 413 K- A Both phones. MONEY TO LOAN on city property, also personal property. You can pay back by the week or month. Topeka Invest ment & Loan Co. Rooms 1& 2, Veale block. MONEY to loan on personal property. payment $1.25 week will pay oft loan Mk In 25 weeks. G. H. Flintham, notary pub lic. 906 E. 4th st. Either phone 177. MONEY to loan on live stock, pianos, or gans, typewriters, household goods and reri"nni security L. Blseoe. 523 Kan, wvy. BICYCLES AND REPAIRING. U. a. CYCLE CO.. 118 S. Eighth. National & Iver-Johnson bicycles. Supplies, repaira FOUNDERS AND MACHINE SHOPS FOUNDERS, machinists and pattern makers. . Topeka Foundry, 818. AM and 822 Jnckson st Both phone 499. UNDFJITjiKERS ESTABLISHED S6 years, G. B. Palmer, .funeral director. -- Masonic Temple, 621 Jackson st. Both, phones 146. - . L. M. PENWELL. funeral director and embalmer. First class service, reason able prices. 511 Quincy St. Both phones 192. JEWELERS. JAMES B. HAYDEN. Jeweler and Opif" cian. Complete stock of watches, dia monds, silverware, etc. Eyes examined s.nd ftoectacles properly fitted. FREE DISPENSARY. MONROE ST. FREE DISPENSARY. 202 -Monroe st. Conducted by regular practicing physicians and surgeons. Med ical service free. Medicine pee in some cases. Office hours 2 to 6 ' p. m. Call answered nlgbt or day. Ind. phone 3413. Custom House at Key York. gets" to mention the fact, he is pretty sure to be asked some questions by the customs officer on landing and to be reminded of his lapse of memory. This espionage would be more successful if the French dealers could be convinced more thoroughly of the justness of Uncle Sam's case. Most of them do not find it to their interest to recognize the protective tariff. Diamonds are such a concentrated kind of treasure and may be concealed so successfully that it is doubtful if the treasury department would be able to collect any duty if it were high enough to .-make smuggling very profitable. Even as it is there is so much crook edness that it keeps the department's agents on the alert continually. Every means that human ingenuity can de vise has been - employed to trick the government in its search for tribute money. Some of them are as absurd as they are effectual. A hollow cane belonging to a man who had a taste for such irregularities Is said to have made twelve successful transatlantic voyages, returning each time with a load ot gems. - It might have gone on indefinitely but for the fact that its owner was a victim of the thirteen superstition and would not risk It. There is another record of a ABSTRACTS. WILLIAM HALL JENKINS. Expert examiner of abstracts. Legal pa pors executed. Money loaned. Special loan of $2,500. Must be city property. 433 Kan sas ave. Fhone 1577. PATENTS. J. A. ROSEN, patent' attorney. 423 Ku as ave., xopeKa. PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS. K. O. RHOADKS, M. D. Piles Specialist. 133 Kansas avenue. Ind. phono to. ilourtj 10 to 12; 8 to 5; 7:30 to IDA C BARNES, M. IX Office 724 Kansas ave. Residence Thir teenth and Clay. Office hours: a, m. to 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. to i p. m. Boita phones 18 residence and Ind. 1316 office. DR. H.-H. KEITH, surgeon and diseases of women, vltl private hospital. Office 631 Kansas, ave.- SANTTARJUBIS. CHRISTS HOSPITAL COTTioEH the care and treatment of nervous In valids, alcohol and drug habitues and mild cases of mental derangement. W. S. Lindsay. M. D... 829 K. A., Topeka. Kan. CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS. . BOWERS & KEARNS. contractors and builders. Job work carefully don. LA W. 7th. Phone SSoS. J. C. WILSON, contractor and builder. has moved his shop to 728 Jackson sc. Ind. phone 1244. MACHINE SHOPS. MOWERS ground, factory process. 75c Tel. 603. Harry B Howard. 710 Kan. ave PAYING. CAPITAL CITY VITRIFIED BRIdC & PAVING CO.. 214 E. 6th St. Mfgrs. ot building, paving and sidewalk brick. JFTXJRISTS HOME OKOWN CUT FLOWERlJ, floral designs. Special attention given out-of-town orders. James Hayes, i07 W. 8th st, J. C. RODMAN, blooming plants, cut flow ers, plants, designs, decorations. 105 W. Eighth. Tel. 37. Greenhouse 12th and Mod. TRANSFER AND STORAGE. MERCHANTS' TRANSFER & STOKAUri Co., packs, ships and stores household goods. Tel. 186. .-, Clarence Sklnnor, 6U Quincy St. 1 J STALLIONS. : at Exhibition hall, fair grounds. Beli phohe 762. R. I. Lee. WHOLESALERS. THE COUUHLIN HARDWARE (Ju Hardware, stoves, fine tools. 70S Kan sas ave. Phone 806. BLACKSjkirrjIL NOTICE Blacksmithing, repair work, . horseshoeing, etc. 107 E. 2d st. John Vetter. - JPIAXO TUNERS. PIANOS voiced, tuned and repaired. C. E. LfUxes. tux tiansas ave. ino. pnone 1312. . . VETERINARY SURGEONS. ' DSTYmJNiYRLYTeteTinarT surcreons. 46 Quincy st. Both phones. JHORSESHOEING WE have opened up. .our horse shoeing shop at 617 Quincy; have employed a gocd horseshoer from K. C. and w, guar antee to give you satisfaction. Give him a trial. W. T. an W. S. Lawless. NOTICE. NOTICE Mission meetings at 212 N. Kansas ave., are closed. L. W. Jackson. NOTICE; Anyone knowing whereabouts of Gastavus A." Guenther, or his heirs, will please communicate with 8. E. Bar ber, manager Aetna Life Insurance Co.. . Topeka. Kan. maid who abstracted a chocolate cream from a box belonging to her mistress and found on biting into it that it con tained a three carat diamond. The glass grapes that adorned a lady's maid's hat were found to have valu able gems in them, although It never would have been discovered if the young woman had not manifested so much nervousness in handling the hat that the inspector spotted her. The bustle was a favorite and .con venient place of concealment, and it was a grief to diamond smugglers when it went out of fashion. Hollow heels, bicycle tires, brush handles, cork legs, false calves and dolls have "all been employed. There is an Instance on rec- ord of several good sized diamonds be ing discovered behind a porous plaster which adorned a smuggler's chest. One long headed offender conceived the idea of removing the powder from be hind the bullets in several ' revolver cartridges, putting diamonds in the cavities. Another, Just before being searched in his stateroom, dropped a . small fortune in gems in the water pitcher. One of the most curious and effective devices was that of the professional smuggler who carried with him a pet pelican with a pouch that furnished a ' safe hiding place for large quantities of gems.- A few years ago the Bible belonging to a solemn visaged and ' clerical looking passenger was found to be hollow and filled with the same precious merchandise. A very clever trick long practiced by smugglers on the liners was to carry gems in a cork box. Just before landing this box was thrown overboard and was picked us by a confederate in a rowboat. Another scheme that worked ad mirably for awhile, but was eventually discovered by the government agents, ' was operated by a man who bought a good" deal of champagne during th voyage and kept the corks for souven irs. In these corks he managed to con ceal a number of valuable diamonds. On the day of arrival in port, pretend ing to be intoxicated, he amused th passengers," and even some of the cus tom house officials, who had com aboard, by pelting a verdant looking boatman alongside with these souvenir corks. Although he appeared to be hilariously tipsy he never missed his mark. The boatman seemed to be highly Indignant and "shook' his flsta threateningly. The Jovial passenger threw him a silver dollar and he rowed away. ' - JAMES R. BENTLEX. ,