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THE TOPEKA. DAILY STATE JOUBNAL TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 3, 1908.
FABLED CITIES SUBMERGED. E ectricixy has been tested; it has been found to fill the bill; it makes good where oth er methods fail; its superior features, established by tests, by experiments and by comparison, have secured for it a place in every modern home and commercial establishment. We would like to have you phone for our light ing expert. The TopeKa Edison Co. Both Phones 369 Major Anderson, Who Will Tender His Resignation as Secretary of the Commercial Club to the Board of Directors. "Haven't a -word more to say concerning my resignation from the sec retaryship of the Topeka Commercial club." said Major T. J. Anderson, "that is at this time time but there may be some things in my system which I will release later, if the spirit moves me. I have worked for the interests of Topeka ever since I located in the city at the close of the war and shall continue to do so in the future, whether I am secretary of the Commercial club or not. When I was elected secretary of the Topeka Commercial club In 1889 it had 37 members and the enrollment at this time is 265, a growth Of which I am mighty proud. Mr. Jensen says that he will have 300 addition al members by the time his term expires and hope that he has not made a bad guess, time alone will tell." J DAVIS IS SIDETRACKED. Stubbs Candidate In Second District Turned Down. Lawrence, Kan., March 3. The Sec ond district congressional" convention met here today with a good attend ance. A. R. Berger was made chair man and J. O. McAfee secretary. George L. Davis, who was slated for a delegate early in the day and who was counted as a Stubbs man, was sidetracked and C. A. Biglow, of Jef ferson county, put in his place. O. J. Peterson of Wyandotte county was the other delegate. Peterson is a Long Mulvane follower. The resolutions endorsed President Roosevelt and Secretary Taft. No at tempt was made to endorse a candi date for governor or United States senator. COOLEY . IiANDS O.VE MORE. Signs Up Cuthbert for Position. an Outfield Cuthbert, a player who played with the Springfield Midgets last season, is the latest addition to the roster of the White Sox. Cooley secured Cuth bert's signature to a contract late yesterday afternoon. Cuthbert play ed a number of positions for Spring field. He started the season at third and was later shifted to second and then sent to the outfield. It was in the outfield that Cuthbert made 'his best record. He developed great tal ent along the line of sun fielding and It is in this department that Cooley Is planning to use him. Cuthbert's record last season was not a wonderful one. He was dis couraged in the first place by being with a team that was hopelessly in COFFEE Blend No. S 35c lb. 1 lbs. 50c Blend No. 10 10c per lb. These blends have genuine Mandhling Java from the Dutch East Indies, Arabian Mocha from Aden Arabia, and other coffees from the best coffee districts o the world. Chas. McClintock Tea Coffee Crockery 815 Kansas Ave. the rut and never a contender for anv! tune hie-her th.qn utvanth niai He W l a 1 R O nilt n f tha o--j mi fr OAir. eral weeks in mid-season on account of sickness. It is Cooleys opinion that Cuthbert is a valuable player ana ne win oe given a chance with the Other OUtfiAlrlAT- Whrt 1qva haan oi rrr. ed up. Cooley has a good bunch of uuiueiuers in wooiey, ianaretn, dxly cross, Crumrine, Cuthbert and poser bly Davis. WOMAN DEPUTY MARSHAL. Miss Burch of Abilene Appointed by Mr. Mackey. Kansas has a woman deputy Unit ed States marshal. Her name is Mis Burch of Abilene, newly appointed to a position made vacant by the resig nation of Clarence Keller who left to enter the employ of the Harvey eat ing house system at the Hotel Bls onte at Hutchinson. Miss Burch is known as office deputy, and will not be required to make any heroic arrests of law breakers, but hers will be the less ex citing work of clerk. - Miss Burcb came to Topeka yesterday and engag ed on her new duties this morning. Presidential Appointments. Washington, March 3. The presi dent sent to the senate today the fol lowing nominations: Consuls general: Prank D. Hill of Minnesota, at Bar celona, Spain; James W. Ragsdale, of California, at St. Petersburg, Russia; Benjamin H. Ridgely of Kentucky, at Mexico, Mexico; Edward T. Williams, of Ohio, at Tien Tsin, China. To be United States marshal for the eastern district of Oklahoma: Samuel Gran Victor, in place of G. A. Porter, whose nomination was withdrawn at the request of the senate judiciary committee. Western Rural Carriers. Washington, March 3. These rural carriers have been appointed: Kansas Riley, route No. 2, Samuel Sharp less, carrier, Lynn H. Couner, substi tute. Oklahoma Alva, route No. 4, James D. Harris, carrier, reinstated, no substitute; Noble, route No. 1, William E. Morris, carrier, Howard E. Sieg, substitute. Young Sigsbee a Middy. . Washington, March 3. The presi dent today appointed Charles D. Sigs bee, son of Rear Admiral Sigsbee, and a number of sons of deceased naval officers as midshipmen. . Trie Last Train Leaving Topeka for Kansas City in the morning is the Union Pacific No. 10S at 8:15 a. m arriving In Kansas City at 10:15 a. m. , The afternoon train returning Is the earliest train Into To peka at 6:15 cm. Along the German Ocean, the Baltic and Other Parts of the World. Many of those persons who have been fortunate enough, due to ample means of lucky circumstances of a business or other nature, to spend a holiday at many of the charming resorts dotting the coast line of the German ocean will have been amused (and perchance in terested) by the many tales and leg ends related as to submerged cities all supramundane trace of which has now disappeared. Of such cities which once were famous for their wealtn.beau ty and power, it is whispered that their love of luxury, their greed and cruelty led to the offended and unseen Powers Above causing the waves to rise in the night and engulf them , forever. Not only are such legends rife on the coast, but even in inland German towns many a lake is Invested with a halo of sim ilar mystery. Of these latter cases two of the most Interesting relate to an old-time city named Buckow, which is said to rest upon the bottom of Lake Schermuetzel, In Brandenburg, while Lake Werbellin (a most mysterious sheet or water, ac-onrillne- to folk-lore) conceals In its bosom a town of the same name; all that remains of this latter is the name given to a small village, in memory of its predecessor, which now stands not far from the point where the former town stood. Aitboiie-h most of the stories rife In Germany as to vanished towns in ttw interior have no actual historical basis, or at best, a slight one (tne werDeuiu story being based upon the disappear ance of a castle called Werbellin, one of the Ascanian castles built in lloO 1170 by Albert the Bear. Margrave, of Brandenberg, and a coniempurai y ui TTVoHorioir Ttorharossa). this is not so on the coast; here the legends are all well founded on fact, and. In most cases, the salient features have lost but little of their original truth In the tell-,ns- .... . V The most striking or all tne legenas current In the coast towns of the Ger man Ocean is that dealing- with the lost Dutch town of Stavoren at the entrance to the Zuyder Zee. Here there lived a rich and powerful wo man, whose pride, cruelty and selfish ness aroused the anger of heaven, and caused the wicked and misguided city to sink beneath the waves. A small portion of the city (where the good people lived) was saved, and its name still cleaves to the small town of Stavoren, which is well known to every traveler going by water from Amsterdam to Lecuwarden and Gron lngen. It is an undisputable fact that, in the thirteenth century, Stavoren was a wealthy and powerful commer cial city; however, due partly to the port becoming choked with sand, and partly to the eruption of the Zuyder Zee in 1277, it rapidly lost its import ance, and at the present time what is left or it only ait or da sneiter 10 aooui 800 souls. The roofs ana spires or tne now submarine buildings can, it is said, be often seen far down in the depths when the sea is still and the weather Is clear, while silent listeners on Christmas eve will hear the distant and muffled tone of church bells aris ing from the depths, only to break in bubbles and ripples on the surface of the Zuyder Zee. Visitors to Sylt, the well known sea side resort and island in the North sea, will doubtless remember ' the small village of Winningstedt. Al though its present population is only fifty persons, it Is none the less "com memorative of the large commercial town of Winningstedt. which went to the bottom of the sea ffuring a great flood and storm which took place on January 16, 1362. Wenningstedt Is by no means the only town which once stood on the shores of Friesland and Holland only to meet with destruction at the hands (or rather billows) of "Old Hans," as the Frisian familiarly terms the North sea. As a matter of fact, of all the seas in the world it is the German ocean alone which can establish a rec- ord for the number of towns, villages and hamlets which it has either de stroyed or engulfed. , Since the eleventh century "Old Hans" has devastated no less than 144 towns and villages, either by swallowing them up entirely or else by burying them under heaps of sand. The fate of the Dutch town of Rungholt, which disappeared during a great storm in the year 1337 Is still sung and told in story by the present day nsherfolk of Holland. The Baltic sea has not such a bad record in catastrophes as "Old Hans." Vet a halo of romance is thrown around the legends told about this sea by the story of the wonderful town of "Vineta, chimes from whose church - steeples may, at the fall of eventide, be heard pealing faintly from the depths of the ocean. In the 70s of the last century articles were still published in support of the sometime existence of a large, fabulously wealthy Wendish city named Vineta, which, in the middle ages, nest led at the foot of the Stakelberg at Usedom, nearly at the same altitude at which the hamlet of Damerow now stands. The legend states It was total ly destroyed by a flood and earthquake which, occurred in the year 1183. At one time the city of Vineta was marked on the Prussian maps, but geological and historical Investigation made local ly by Prof. Vlrchow and others have proved beyond doubt that a town never could have stood upon the site indi cated. Researches into the origin of the leg end led to the remarkable discovery that the name of Vineta was nothing more than a corruption of Jumneta and Jumne the old Wendish name of the modern town of Wollin, or Julln as It was called by the Danes. The re ported fabulous wealth owned by Vineta was to a certain extent true, ss Julln or Jumne was according to the old historian Adam of Bremen a very large and remarkably wealthy town In the tenth century, doing even then a trade with Arabia, Asia and the coast towns of northern Africa. To use the historian's own words, the old Wendinh town was certainly the greatest of all towns "now existing in Europe." When the Danish King Waldemar the Great crushed out the power wielded by the Wends, he also destroyed Jumne by burning it to the ground in 1172; hence In this case the earthquake and flood business is a mere fabrication. The Baltic Sea can boast of no sunken cities, although it has caused' consider able destruction to life and property by Hoods. A few of the more important instances are: (1) The great flood of November 1, 1304. which submerged the whole of the strip of land which con nected the present island of Ruden with Ruegen; (2) the flood of Novem oer 13, 1872, which rent the islands of Usedom and Hiddensee into two parts, while (3) the flood which took place on April 13, 1908, destroyed the well known and beautiful Adlerhorst . resort on Arkona. - But to turn to other parts of the world. - Here there are not many known instances of sunken cities; still there are a few. The . latest known case is that of Galveston, which, as will be re membered, was destroyed, and . partly enguuea on Beptemoer 8, uui. Scien title American- Emporia Telephony ComPnl? Empori, g&ns&s, Feby. 2 9, 190 8 . Mr. O. M. Hill, 813 Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Dear Sir: Enclosed you will find check for $450.00 for decorating my. residence. I will mail you a check for ; the extras as soon as I have time . to check over the same, probably next Monday." I assure you that we are more than pleased with the work and any time that I have an opportunity to speak a good word for you, I will be only too glad to do so. With kindest regards, I am, , " J' '.:'V. End. Very truly yours, OPENING OF THE BIG PROSPERITY CONVENTION IN BALTIMORE. More than fifty cities were represented by delegates at the opening of the prosperity convention in Baltimore. This big gathering, of business men who are determined to do all they can to restore business confidence Is an excel lent example of American pluck and optimism. The Optimist clubs of various southern and western cities wera the moving spirit in the convention. Their motto is "Be an Optimist and Smile." Baltimore made splendid preparations to entertain the 10,000 delegates that had been invited to the convention. Business men's organizations, commercial ;ltibs, civic societies and scores of kindred associations were represented at the opening reception tn th delegates ".nil enthusiasm was unbounded. . PUNISHED ENOUGH. Claim of Family of Joseph Walker Who Went to Prison at 16. The mother, sister and brother-in-law of Joseph Walker, a young man confined In the state penitentiary, had a long session with Governor Hoch this morning for the purpose of urg ing the governor to pardon . Walker, or at least commute his sentence to 20 years imprisonment.' Joseph Walker was in 1894, when he was a boy of 16, convicted in Ford county of killing an infant child os- Mr. and Mrs. William jvimDan. jri was sent to the penitentiary for life. Walker seems to have become involv ed in a love affair with a young girl, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Klm. ball. He was a country boy, with his brain saturated with dime novel liter ature. He thought that it would be i good scheme to kill the girl's father and mother. - To accomplish his OD ject, he got a shot gun, .and fired two shots through the window where the member of the ' Kimball family were visible. He wounded Mr. Kim ball, and killed an infant child which Mrs. Kimball was holding in her arms. He confessed to the crime. The grounds upon which the relatives ask the governor to commute the sen tence to 20 years' imprisonment are that the boy was too young to realize the nature of his crime, and that he has been punished sufficiently. The par don is recommended by the judge who heard the case and by the county at torney who prosecuted. There is a long petition in behalf of the young man. A similar application for clemency was refused by Governor Bailey. Governor Hoch has not yet decided the case. Wall Street Alarmed. New York, March 3. Greater precau tions have been taken and are being continued for the prevention of an anarchist violence in this cty according to statements made today by Police Commissioner Bingham. These meas ures were adopted after letters - of a threatening nature had been received by Archbishop Farley and one of the deputy police commissioners and fol lowing the distribution of a circular ad vising the people to march to Wall street and take what they wanted. Twenty additional men have been add ed to the detective bureau in the financial district and the closest watch is being maintained in all sections of the city. FOURTH DISTRICT IS SIXJW. Convention Does Not Meet Until 4 O'clock This Afternoon. Osage City, Kan., March 5. The Fourth district Republican congres sional convention was not called until 4 o'clock today owing to the lateness of many delegates in arriving. In the early afternoon a Fourth District Re publican association was organized. It was thought at 3 o'clock that the con gressional . convention would indorse President Roosevelt, Secretary Taft and the state administration and ad journ. First Flag With Forty-six Stars. Washington, March 3. A joint reso lution was adopted by the house today donating to the state of Oklahoma "the first flag bearing forty-six stars which for the first time floats over the capitol today." The resolution places the flag in the custody of the Okla noma historical society. TOO LATE TO CLASSIFi'. Be kind to your skin. Use nnlv.Kain kin cream and Satin- skin powder. 25c. SUFFRAGISTS HEARD. to They Make Their Annual plea Congress for Franchise Washington, March 3. The ad vocates of female suffrage were to day given their annual opportunity to present pleas to congress the ' pre-: sentation to the senate being made before the committee on woman suf frage and to the house before the judiciary committee. Before the sen-, ate committee meeting Rev. Anna Shaw, as ' president of the National Female Suffrage association, intro duced the speakers, the first of whom was Mrs. Belva Lockwood, who ex pressed confidence In the support of, her cause by the committee. Mrs. Fannie Fernald, president of the' Maine Woman's Suffrage association, made an eloquent plea for "a voice in government which controls every in terest we hold dear." " Mrs. Harriet Taylor Upton of Ohio, was in charge of the house com mittee and the speakers include Miss Emma Follette of Washington, Mrs.' Chapman Catt of New York, Senator Owen of Oklahoma, and Miss Rose Sullivan of Utah. ' LOCAL JlEiSTIOxX. Make Price's drug store your meeting place when down town. Household goods on sale at 324 To peka avenue. Special bargains if sold by, Friday night.. Hours 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. Dr. S. Temple, Osteopath, 735 Kan-, sas Ave. Ind. 1642. Res. 5174. Bell 1885. The -Chapman grocery,' Tenth and D.mk n . ,-,.11 I -1 f 1 ...... rT-. 1 nan DCll xkcuvi uoo uuucl, 1 I J ii.. The damage suit of C. C. Coleman . against F. P. MacLennan, owner and editor of the Topeka State Journal, which was set for hearing in the su preme court today, was continued until June, by agreement. The Topeka Poultry Breeders' asso ciation will meet tonight to formulate plans to assist the State Fair associa tion. Among other things, the asso ciation will recommend a superintend ent for the state fair next fall. Mrs. H. N. Guymon will erect a new dwelling at 12 21 Wayne street to coat $1,300. while W. G. Magaw will build an addition to a dwelling at 1614 West Fifteenth street to cost $750. Build ing permits were Issued today. John Bumgartner, the . merchant tailor, has received a full line of new spring and summer suiting. -Call on him for your Easter suit.. 809 Kansas avenue. , . The grocers who are the most par ticular in selecting their stock buy Idaho potatoes; ask Hindman, Green, Morns, Fitzgerald, Covell, Effinger, Exchange, Fraser, Cole, Layton, Gladd, McSpadden, Dreisbach, Gallagher,' Nichol, Knox, Hebb, Spaulding, Fer guson, Real, Lamb, Sheetz and Gor don to fill your orders for Idaho pota toes. They all recommend them. The household goods of Mrs. Wil liam Sells will be for sale Wednesday, March 4, from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. at the rooms of the Merchants' Transfer company, 611 Quincy street. Sensitive Plants. There are plants so sensitive that If, when standing by them, you should suddenly put up your umbrella or sunshade, it would be quite sufficient to cause them instantly to close to gether their leaflets and turn down their leaf stalks, just as If they were startled and alarmed by the move ment. Indeed, on a sunny day, when the temperature is sufficiently high, you need not make even so decided a movement; merely your shadow com ing In contact with their leaves will often cause them to fall slightly. Strand Magazine- Bhr Tree National Forest. " : Washington, March 3. The secre- establish the Calaveras big tree nation al forest in California, by a bill passed by the senate today. The bill permits an exchange of timber on public lands for the bis tree forests.