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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 18, 1908.
8 A LITTLE BOOK TALK Kine Solomon said "Of the making of books there is no end." He was a wise man with a prophetic soul but he would sure stand amazed at the wealth of ur literature in these 20th century days, and es pecially at the "little prices." . During the past week we received 1,500 volumes of new fiction all of the titles have been in the "Best Selling Books" list and formerly published at $1.50. These books will be put on sale Monday and sold while the stock holds out for Per 50c Vol. By mail 10c extra. 200 Titles to Select From. These are a few of the titles selected at random: The Lion and the Mouse. Half a Rogue. The Garden of Allah. Journey to Nature. Quest of Happiness. Making of an American. The Blazed Trail. The Right of Way. The Crisis. Richard Carvel. The Sea Wolf. Paul. Stephen. Garden Making. The Jungle. When Patty Went to Col lege. Man on the Box. Hearts Courageous. Katherine's Sheaves. BOOK DEPT. HALL'S 623 Kansas Ave. OOOOOOOOOOOOCXXXXX)OOOOOCX Removal Notice! Clara Anderson's LADIES' TOILET PARLORS Now Located At 730 Kansas Avenue Independent Phone 1848 Baby Rambler ROSES In Blossom 25c, 50c, 75c Each HUBBARD 520 Kansas Avenue Dr. J. Albert Berry Specialty: Diseases of the ear. nose, throat, stomach and intes tines. Has moved his office from 726 to 724 Kansas ave., over the Cre merie restaurant. Dr. Geo. Port Ashton DENTIST Both Phones. Bell II S3. lad. Ul HI. XV. Oar. 8tb Kansas Aye. C. M. Hensley, M. D. PHTSICIAJf ANX 8CRGEON Both Phones. Office 878. Res. ST8-9. If. W. One. 8th Kansas Ave. Items for the North TopeKa column may be left at the Petro &. Woodford dru store, S& North Kansas avenue, or call the North Bids reported at hr home. uo. pnone tfcxi Good goods. Pratt Bros. , Mr. Bert Miller returned to work today after being- off a week on ac count of illness. Miss Anna Yonkers has accepted a position as stenographer with J. J. King. Mrs. M. E. Connelly went to Atchi son last night to visit with relatives for two weeks. The north division of the Sunday school of the Christian church will hold a meeting this evening at the home of Miss Blanche Jones, 1Z10 North Van Buren street. The Shawnee State . bank is being papered and painted. Mr. Ed Luthye of Silver Lake was m town on business today. Mrs. McCammon, trimmer at the New Era department store, is in Kan sas City and Chicago on business. Mr. William Damm of Meriden was in town today on business. Mr. Jacob Brown, rural mail car rier on route No. 4, was severely in jured yesterday by his horse falling and throwing him from the wagon. Mr. W. A. Luthye of Silver Lake was in town today. Miss Anna Case of Belvue, Kansas, is visiting friends here this week. Mr. Homer Mills of Meriden spent the day here yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Miller are the parents of a baby son, born yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Harsely of Kan sas City are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Gladfelter of 1006 North Van Buren street. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hart enter tained a number of friends at dinner today in celebration of their fifteenth wedding anniversary. Mrs. Joe Maxwell and little daugh ter Ruth went to Auburn, Kan., today to spend a few days with relatives and friends. The Epworth League of the Kansas Avenue M. E. church will give a Mys tic Gate social this evening at the church. All members of the league and friends are invited. Mrs. H. E. Gaines of 1313 Wesx Laurent street is suffering with a broken arm. The Harmony Rebekah circle will be entertained by Misses Edith and Carrie Haynes Thursday afternoon at their home, 911 North Harrison street. For information regarding the Great Salt River valley of Arizona, write Wm. M. Costley, Box 61, Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. George Morns and Mr. Lou Bar- nett entertained a number of guests at Mr. Barnett's home, 156 Holman street, last evening. The evening was spent in playing games, music and conversation and at a late hour re freshments were served. The invited guests were: Miss Bessie Tomkins, Miss Estelle Babcock, Miss Ida Fel- kiner, Miss Freda Gregg, Miss Eva Pelly, Miss Muriel Burnett, Master Harry Hayden, Master T. J. Bowlus, Mr. Roy Deever, Mr. Ray Doel, Mr. Oscar Gregg, Mr. Julia McCorkell, Mr. George Morns. Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Bowlus, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Hayden, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Barnett, Mr. Louis Barnett, Mr. Will Barnett. At the meeting of the Ginger club, which was held at No. 1 fire station last night, the following officers were elected: President, Fred Morns; vice president, A. F. Grear; secretary. W. L. Smith, and treasurer, E. S. Greaser. All of the officers chosen are active and are working to build up the busi ness interests of that part of the city and more than a score of others were in attendance, who are willing work ers. Merchants of the 800 and 900 blocks in North Topeka attended the meeting at No. 1 fire station to assist in completing the organization. The people were enthusiastic. The Ginger club fund has reached $99, which will be used in advertising the merchants and their business, and more is being solicited. It has been practically de cided that nine large arc lights will be hung in these two blocks on Kansas avenue, In addition to the three that are maintained by the city, and an. electric sign will be hung at each end of the limits of the district. One sign which will read "800" will hang at Kansas avenue on Norris street and face south; the other sign will read "900" and will hang on Kansas avenue at Gordon street and face north. Mer chants who are members of the Gin ger club will give tickets to farmers who will present them to the livery men or feed yard men as pay for the care of the horses. The tickets will be redeemed by the club. Several dif ferent plans on this subject have been mentioned and the one to be adopted win be decided at a later date. Re sults of the efforts toward organizing tne limger ciud in isortn Topeka are Demg shown already and the mer chants have begun to show enthusiasm by dressing their show windows in a more artistic manner and more fre quently and keeping them cleaner than ever berore. Applications from almost every merchant in the two blocks and business men in others are coming in. Subscriptions are being added con stantly to the advertising fund. The money will be used to paythe cost of these lights and to do advertising. The clean up movement originated in Kan sas City and was first suggested here by J. C. Snediker of the Cash Mercan tile company, who visited the Ginger club block in that city and invited J. E. Richards, president of the Kansas City club, to come to North Topeka to stir up the merchants here. Mr. Rich ards is also receiving applications for advice concerning this work in Des Moines, la.; Enid, Okla.; Davenport, la., and other cities in the central sec tion of the country. NEEDS OF CHILDREN'S HOME. TEACHERS DON'T BUT THEM. Only About One-third Get the Reading Circle Books. Figures compiled by State Superin tendent Falrchild show that while the us of books recommended by the state reading circle board Is increasing with the teachers of the common schools of Kansas, It is still only about a third of the Kansas teachers who buy the books. In 1906-7 there were 5,378 copies of the two reading circle books sold, while in 1907-8 there have been 6,305 copies of the books sold. In proportion to the num ber of Its teachers, Rice county bought more books than any other of the largo counties of the state. Board of Directors Make an Appeal for Help. To the Editor of the State Journal: The needs of the little children's cot tage home at 1900 Topeka avenue will have to be brought to the notice of the people again. The kindness and gen erosity of the few has made it possible to keep the doors open, for which those interested are truly thankful. From the appeal made on the 16th of last month, we received checks for $35, $2, $1, $5, $1, a total of $44, which paid up all back debts rent, fuel, a child's bed and some needed supplies. The table supplies and necessities for the kitchen are bought with the money paid in by the mothers. There are twin children now in the home, the matron receiving 12 a week each, for their care. The matron, Mrs. Stewart, is giving her whole time without compensation. There are many things needed in the home, the greatest being for a gas range. The one promised some time ago did not materialize. The house is piped for gas. The rent is again due. we nave Deen sitting on coxes and a few chairs would be so acceptable, as well as other furniture. We especially desire the interest of the good people in tnis worn. , . MRS. C. E. OSMAN. MRS. F. L. BOGGS. MRS. M. L. STEWART ' W. D. Hines of New York, general counsel for the Santa Fe. was in To- oeka yesterday for a. short time. He was in Mr. Ripley's private car No. 17, and left - on No. 1 for a trip to Texas. ' - " - General Manager J. E. Hurley went to Newton on a business trip yesterday. Engineer L. H. Ritchie has re turned to work on runs Nos. 61 and 62 between Topeka and Argentine af ter having been off for several days and has relieved Engineer Voetzel who was in his place. Engineer A. L. Burrell of Newton is running temporarily on runs Nos. 7 and 10 between Newton and Kan' sas City. - No. 5 was divided In Topeka yester day on account of having' more than the allotted number of coaches on the train.- Today is homeseeker's day on the Santa Fe and several extra trains are being run for the accommodation of those who are taking advantage of the low rates. Engineer Kelly and Conductor Foote had charge of the first section of No. 5 yesterday while the regular section was in charge of the regular tram and engine crews. Conductor Sill of Argentine has re turned to work after having been off for some time and is running tem porarily on the limited runs between Kansas City and Dodige City. L. M. Jones, superintendent of the telegraph department of the Santa Fe, Roy D. Johnson, chief clerk in the general passenger agent's office and E. C. Kitching of the division freight agent's office, have been appointed a committee from the general offices to select a genral office baseball team, which will play other local amateur teams of the city. Subscriptions have been received to the extent of over $140 and these funds will be used in equipping the team. The material in the offices is as gocd as to be found in the city, and those who are back ing the team are sanguine of the suc cess of the team. Fireman George Mabry waa mar ried Monday night to Mrs. Minnie Heustis. The couple will make their home at Fourth arid Jefferson. Engineer James Farley of Argen tine was off yesterday and spent the day in Topeka. Brakeman Claude Hewitt is laying off for a few days. Myer Hurley, chairman of the grievance committee of the engineers was in Topeka yesterday on business. Engineer John Snyder Is recuperat ing from an attack of peritonitis. Work has commenced on the ex tension of the Second street viaduct which is planned to reach across the new main line. N. A. Nlssen, a car painter of Arkansas City, who has been in the local hospital for several days as a re sult of Injuries which he received by falling from the top of a car, has re turned to his home. Ralph P. Schnacke has returned to work in the local engineering office after having been laid off for several daya on account of the lack of work. The final examinations of the class in practical electricity at the Rail road T. M. C. A. will be held next Monday night. G. J. Graves, division engineer went to Kansas City yesterday afternoon on a business trip. Since the present warm weather commenced Roy Blake, assistant secretary of the Railroad Y. M. C. A. has resumed the role of a landscape gardener and the grounds of the as sociation are being improved as a re sult of his efforts. The entertainment at the Railroad- Y. M. C. A. Friday night will be un der the direction of Miss Clara M. Crumb, elocutionist. Several of her special students will participate in itio programme. Several musical numbers have been provided by the Misses Comstock of Seabrook andl others. Conductor Fred Fleeker has re turned to work on runs Nos. 63 and 64 after having been on runs Nos. Ill and 112, the cut-off plug from Em poria to Kansas City. HAS PEARLS TO SELL. p'nele Sam Comes Into Possession of $12,000 Worth. San Francisco, March 18. Bv a decision of Judge DeHaven yesterday in the federal district court, the United States is the owner of $12,000 worth of pearls which were smuggled across the Mexican border in 1906 by M. J. Cornejo. Condemnation pro ceedings were brought in behalf of the government by Assistant United States Attorney Black. Cornejo was arrested by the customs officials and was released on $4,000 bonds. He failed to appear when his case came up Monday and unless he answers in court within 30 days his bond will be forfeited. ' The pearls probably will be sold at auction and an informal offer of $12,- ooo was made yesterday by a member of a large San Francisco jewelry firm. When the pearls were seizeJ in 1906 they were worth about $8,000, but since then pearls have increased in value. We're sorry If you've tried othpr medi cines and they failed. As a last resort try Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea. It's a simple remedy, but it's worked wonderful results, made millions well and happy. 35c. ea or l aDieis. fTea l . waiKer. BARGAIN DAY Salted Peanuts 10c PER POUND MARCH 1 9 TEL IDEAL BAKERY The Place That's DIRersnt HEIL & SCHAEFER. Props. Phone 190 121 West Sixth Street J. R. MULVANE, President. A. W. KNOWX.ES, Vice President J. W. THURSTON, Cashier. S. F; HUGHES, Ass't. Cashier. A. A. ROBINSON, Director. J. P. GRISWOLD. Director. JOAB MULVANE, Director. J. R. MULVANE, Director. T. B. SWEET, Director. A. W. KNOWLES, Director. E. .WILDER, Director. , . M. A. LOW, Director. A. WASHBURN, Director. CHAS. WOLFF, Director. Paid up Capital and Surplus, 425,000 tote 8 fBBfte ttpl&ast Cvn4a6f Mar oh 17,1908 Mr. Elon S. Dear Sir: - Clark, Manager, The Mutual Life Ins. Co. Topeka, Kansas. of N. Y., I note that one of the most remarkable features of American life insurance, since the awakening, has been the marked and regular increase in dividends paid by The Mutual Life since 1905. Each year, 1906, 1907 and!908, has shown a material increase over the preceding. I am especially impressed with the fact that -'dividends- vary -in'amount and percentage of premiumbeoause of the difference in kind of policy, the year in which po.licy was issued, the age of the insured at that time and the year in which the dividend is payable. The fact that such variations exist in all companies is evidence that they are proper and unavoidable. I note also that dividends payable in the same calendar year on exactly similar policies issued at the same age and in the same year are necessarily precise 1 y t h e s a m e i n y o u r C o m p a n y. i I have been deeply interested in these facts with reference to the record of the many different policies which you have shown me today. Recent dividends received by me on my Mutual Life policy No. 249,185 are as follows, with the percentage of increase each year over the preceding affixed: 1 9 O 5 1906 1907 19 08 Pol.: N o. Cash Cash Inc. Cash Inc. Cash Inc. 249185 $14.32 $19.88 39 $35.03 76 $52.22 49 I am glad to see that, under its new management, the expenses of the Company during 1907 were less thaii for many years and its earnings larger than ever "before. Very truly yours, President. JAFFA, THE SEA PORT OF PALESTINE To modern fraternal Masons there is no more interesting geograpnical epoc on earth than Jaffa, the sea port of Palestine. This ancient city is familiar to Bible readers under the older name of Joppa, and is the gateway to the Holy Land for those travelers who come by sea. On approaching the city the yellow coast line resolves itself slowly into a mass of oriental buildings, rising like terraces upon the hillside. There is no harbor, and the steamers cannot land in rough weather. Jaffa interests the Masonic fraternity because it was from here that Hiram, king of Tyre, sent the cedar wood of Lebanon to King Solomon for the building of the great temple, over which the star of Masonry first arose. . . EAST SIDE f Citems for the East Topeka column may be telephoned to Ind. phone 621. J Mrs. Fred Schrann and daughter Louise are here from Sayre, Oklahoma, visiting relatives. Mrs. Gridly of Arkansas City, wife of Claim Agent Gridly of Southern di vision, stopped here and visited with friends today while on her way home from Marceline, Mo., - where she has been spending a few weeks with friends. Mrs. John McNeal of Monroe street will leave tomorrow for Oklahoma to spend two weeks with relatives. The Belvlew Literary society met this afternoon with Mrs. H. Reeves of East Hill. The Mystic Circle No. 1 will meet Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Weaver ly of 617 Lime street. Mr. and Mrs. Will Emmons and brother Fred of Berryton spent yester day with their father and mother at 233 Branner street. Mrs. Pete Hagen of North Branner street Is very sick. Mrs. Clinton Coddington entertained the Oriental Embroidery club at her home on Madison street Thursday af ternoon. The afternon was spent in vorking fancy work. Mr. Al McMurtrle furnished music for the afternoon by playing several selections on the piano. Refreshments were served. Mr. Ed Smith returned home last night from Elmdale, Kansas, where he, with his cousin, Mr. Low Jones, of Hutchin son, Kansas, spent a few days on a duck hunt. He arrived home last night with 80 ducks. The meeting of the Ladies of the G. I. A. at the home of Mrs. E. J. Smith Friday afternoon has been postponed on account of the death of her father, Mr. Asher Smith. Mr. Asher Smith, aged 83 years, died yesterday morning at 10 o'clock of heart failure at the home of his granddaugh tr, Mrs. R. H. Barger of Kansas City, Kansas. The remains will be taken to Melvern, Kansas, for buriaL He leaves two sons and two daughters, Mr. Frank Smith of Melvern, Mr. H. A. Smith of Illinois, Mrs. Fierie Corwln of Melvern and Mrs. Roena Wilkins of Emporia. Mrs. E. J. Smith and sons Milton and FANCY LARGE I c it in oweei navei urangca 25c Doz. Don't forget to watch the Big Window , Ferd. Dreisbach 913 Kansas Ave. Phones 291 Ed and daughters Clara and Annis will go to Melvern- to attend- the funeral which will be held tomorrow. The East Side Improvement associa tion will give a free entertainment and oyster supper at their hall, corner Eighth and Lake streets, tonight. This is given for the benefit of the associa tion. The purchasing of a park on the East side will be discussed also. Every body Is invited to attend. BIG SUMS FOR PAVING. The Cost of This Year's Improvements Will Be $8tf,00. The total cost of the paving for this year under the engineer's estimates will be $86,600 and of this sum about $38,800 is taxable against the city at large and the property owners about $48,000. The estimate fixed by the en gineer Is $1.80 per square yard both for entire paving and the resurfacing of Sixth and Tenth avenues. No stone curbing will be installed this year it will run entirely to the combined ce ment curb and gutter for the first time In the history of paving operations in Topeka. mi 41m, mhioa nf brick will he "lav v u u grouted in cement so that the base of the paving win pracucauj Crete for durability. t m ntisfipd that the bids will be considerably below the $1.30 figure that I placed as my estimate, me ujijt engineer, John Rogers. UBQO DLICD .-'-- v , 0 . ed to specific property $2,280, city, $L- 886; Lane, 7th to 8th, charged to speci fic property, $2,280, city $354; Thirteenth." Harrison to Topeka avenue, charged to specific property $1,718, city $368; Jack son, Morse to Grant, charged to specific property $2,386. city $97$; Jackson, Grant to St. John street, charged to specific property $2,386, city, $1,099; Harrison, Huntington to 17th, charged ' to specific property $2,048, city $1,066; -Garfield, 18th to 16th, charged to speci fic property $4,600, city. $363; Monroe,' 10th to 11th, charged to specific proper ty $2,280, city $1,830; Monroe, 11th to 12th, charged to specific property, $2, 386, city $345; Williams avenue. Clay to Buchanan, charged to specific property ; $601, city $22; Tenth avenue, Jackson to Van Buren, charged to specific pro perty $1,249, city $2,441; Tenth avenue, Van Buren to Harrison,': charged to specific property $1,941, city $2,931; Sixth street, Harrison to Topeka avenue, charged to specific property $1,407. city $2,361; Sixth street, Topeka avenue to Tyler, charged to specific -property $2,029, city $2,361; Sixth street, Tyler to Polk, charged to specific pro perty $1,464, city $2,662; Sixth street. Polk to Taylor, charged to specific pro perty $1,200, city $2,429; Sixth - street, : Taylor to Western avenue, charged to specific property $1,293, city $2,861; Sixth street. Western avenue to Fillmore, charged to specific property $1,474, city $2,205; Sixth street, Fillmore to Clay, charged to specific property $1,269, city $2,205; Sixth street. Clay to Buchanan, , charged to specific property $1,269, city $2,205; Sixth street, Buchanan to Lin--coin, charged to specific property $1,-' 269. city $2,205; Sixth street, Lincoln ta! Lane street, charged to specific pro -perty $1,269, city $2,206; Sixth street. Lane to Lane street, charged to sped- fic property z,iuo, city fs,Z05. A Convenient Train. ' For Topeka people who desire a full business day in Kansas City is the " Union Pacific No. 102 which leaves Topeka every day at 7:06 a. m.. ar- riving In Kansas City at 8:60 a. ra. Tou can get breakfast in the diner on this train ard dinner on No. 101 which ' leaves Kansas City at 6 p. m.. reach, leg Topeka at 7:85 p. m. A MINIATURE VESUVIUS Inside your head. Tou know how that feels. Eye strain causes It. Tou can get relief by having your glasses fitted by W. J. LEWIS & CO. Jewelers and Opticians 809 Kansas Avenue