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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 22, 198, HERJISN DE LAGERCRANTZ AND WIFE, THE XEWXY-ARJUVED MINISTKK OF SWEDES TO THE EXITED STATES. C)0CIETY Our Store Will Be Open Another Hundred Springfield Rifles that cost the government $18 each, on sale Wed nesday morning ' at 8 o'clock, each. $1.98 Buy AMUSEMENTS. At lli- irantl. Miss Mabel Wilbur, famed Tor her wondrou.t beauty and well known for Tier hit in The Prince of Pilsen. in Paris, as well us in this country, is now the Olga in Mr. Savage s produc tion. "The Merry Widow." She was called upon suddenly in New York to sing the title role in "The Merry Wid ow" and did so well that she has the promise that she is to be a real "Mer ry Widow" some day. .She has youth, leauty and voice that promises to make hev a big niche in the hall of tame. The Merry Widow romfs to the Grand Wednesday night. Georce Brnadhurst's famous play 'The Man of the Hour" will be seen ot the Grand Christmas matinee and night. Managers William A. Brady and Joseph R. Grismer are again pending the same company to enact the various characters that were seen Tiere at the Grand theater last season, when the play was received with much favor by the theater-goers of this city. The company includes Wil liam Lamp, Felix Haney. Louis Hen-drick!--. .Veil Moran, Arthur S. Hull, Everett Butterfteld. William Lloyd. Murdock J. MacQuarrie. S. F. Cairns. Miss Ruby Bridges, Evelyn Moore and Ethel Brandon. That funny little fellow, George Sidney, will be at The Grand Saturday matinee and night. It goes without saying that his numerous admirers, and many who have not yet seen him to admire, will be prefent to give "Busy Izzy's Boodle," Mr. Sidney's new vehicle, a send-off worthy of all mer ry people. AT THE MAJESTIC. Light 0era at Popular Prices Evi dently a Success. The Majestic this week has a treat in store for those who delight in the light operas of a couple of decades back, for that is just what the Boston Ideal company is putting on this week in "La Mascotte." The organization is composed of about twenty-five members and has a repertoire of light opera, the bill changing every week. This company has been booked for an Indefinite stay. hJMMm Principals in the Boston Ideal Opera Company at the Majestic. , There is nothing cheap in the, pro ductions of the Boston Ideals. Their performances are better than many of the light comic operas which one sees ot Prst class theaters. The singing of the company is good. E. L. Weston, who has the role of, "Pippo," is a good tenor, so good in fact to be in a class that Topeka doesn't lear very often. There is a chorusc.f fourteen people andtheysing well. The comedy is funny and isn't of the c'nean variety. The comedy lines are well carried by the Burgess broth ers who head the company. Laura Moore plays the role of "Beitina" ac ceptably and is a good singer. Lillian' Shattuck is a good singer and handles the part of "Princess Fiamelta" in a pleasing manner. M. L. Rayfield and George Byron Bror.ti do some classy singing. W. F. Glover, the musical director of the company, has had a varied career, and was responsible for the original production of the Floro dora girls. The Initial performances Monday were well attended. At the Novelty. The Novelty theater for Christmas week has a high class- and entertain- ,31 MANY MEN As well as women eat their noonday Luncheon at the Mission Tea Room 114 W. 8th St, Upstairs Anything from a light lunch to a good big meal. Reasonable prices. n. u Every Night Till Christmas. Mail Orders filled for out-of-town customers will be sent by Express at the customers ex pense. We cannot accept phone orders for this sale. Them for Christmas Gifts ing bill. The bill consist of five high class acts and there are no dull mo ments after the curtain rises. Henry Leone and Anne Dal have the head line act in an operatic comedietta. "A Lesson in Opera." Leone is a real grand opera baritone and with Miss Dale sings selections from the most popular operas. They handle .the oongs successfully and receive lots of applause. Another of the high class acts of the week is the acrobatic stunt of Pederson brothers. This is one of the greatest acrobatic turns ever seen on a local stage and many feats are performed which are almost un known. The comedy element of the act is especially pleasing and results in a scream from beginning to end. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Bacon, a banjo team, have a highly entertaining act. Southern melodies and variations as well as some clever imitations form the major part of their act. The Ber gere sisters have some high class sing ing, consisting of solos and duets, which win lots of applause. Lucas and Garrett make a hit with their feats of hand and head balancing and complete the bill. Karl Hummell made his debut at the Novelty last night as song illus trator, making a distinct hit with "Golden Hours." He was received with an ovation at his first appearance. An interesting series of moving pictures are shown on the viascope. WARNING TO SETTLERS. Perils Which Await Homeseekers on Arid Lands. Chicago. Dec. 22. In a discussion of recent Investigation into the agricultural resources of the country, William E. Curtis, under a Washing ton date, in the Record-Herald has thia to say: "These investigations have disclosed some facts which should be made known to the public, and will doubt less appear in official form with offi cial sanetion-ery soon. For example, it is thought necessary to warn land-hungry- people who are taking up homesteads and buying small farms in the semi-arid regions of western Kan sas, eastern Colorado, Wyoming, l.'tah and other states that 'dry farming' is a very critical proposition. It is also considered important that home seekers should know that many mil lion acres of our arid land can never be irrigated under any circumstances because of lack of water, and that the prevention of waste of water is one of the most important duties of the American people. "One of the ablest' agricultural ex perts in this country, who has recently made an investigation of the con ditions. in the 'dry farming' section on the slopes of the Rocky mountains, says: " T have been a pretty thorough student of what is known as 'dry farming,' and have urged farmers, when moving into the semi-arid sec tion, say west of the ninety-ninth meridian, to purchase noting lees than meridian or two sections, and to com bine stock growing with dry farming, and not to undertake it at all. except with-enough , cash capital to carry them through a period of three years. " 'Over most of the territory west of the ninety-ninth meridian there has been fifty per cent of rainfall above the normal for the last three years. The soil is rich, most of it at least. Some of it is very easily tilled: same of it is of adobe formation, which is a hard soil to manage and should should r.ever be plowed at all. The whole country from the national boundary to and including the Pan handle of Texas has been exploited for the last three or four yars by com panies more or less closely affiliated with the railroads who have pur chased their land grants and have pro claimed far and wide the doctrine that rain follows the plow, that the east is moving west, and they are selling these lands pleading that a home stead can be secured alongside at from six dollars Jo $20 an acre. They se cure about a . third payment down, which is about the original cost of the land, and take mortgages running at eight per cent interest for the bal ance. " 'If normal rainfall should return, a calamity would strike this whole area, from the ninety-ninth meridian to the one hundred and third meridian, the -whole length of the country, that would be greater than the calamity that struck western Kan sas and Nebraska in the eighties. In fact, I believe that the whole agricul tural population, outside of the irriga tion districts,' would be driven back two hundred miles. bankrupt and hopeless. The mortgages will be fore closed on these lands, and they will be converted into great ranches and the grasses allowed to reseed them selves, which they will do in the course of probably ten, fifteen or twenty years.' " , , To Christen Delaware WiUi Water. Newport News. Va., Dec. 22. If the plans of the W. c. T. V. of Dela ware are successful the giant 20.000 ton battleshiD Delaware, which will be launched here on February 5. will be christened with water at this yard. The battlship Kentucky, the only vessel of her class ever christened with water, had hundreds of bottles of whisky brokn against her hull by Kentuckians when she went down the ways. Mrs. John1 Q. Royce gave a lunch eon today for Miss Anna Hoch, enter tainments in whose honor will crowd the social calendar from now until her wedding day. January first. The table and dinins room were in Christmas decorations and the invita tions included Mrs. Homer Hoch, Miss Anna Hoch. Mrs. Noble Prentis, Miss Anna Ruder, . Miss Florence Welch, Miss Florence Johnstone. Miss Berenice Fuller, Miss Josephine Lvnch, Miss May Hull. Miss Love, Miss Marararc-t Betzerer. Miss Grace Reed and Miss Jessie Dean. Mrs. James E. Hurlev will erive a luncheon at the Na tional' Wednesday of next week for Miss Hoch. A daintv and attractive gown could be made from this design in pink- fiowered crepe de chine. The neck is made a trifle square and outlined by the fiat sailor collar, which is trim med with lifce. The back is close- fitting and the fullness in front is con fined at the waistline by a wide rib bon tied with loops and long ends. The. gown can be made with a train or in raund length. J The first of the holiday dances will take place tonight at Steinberg's when the Owl alumni will entertain about 150 guests. Among those from out of town who will be present are Miss Jean and Miss Aileen Horton. Miss Helen Brown. Miss Lillian Walker and Miss Ruth Whitney of Kansas City, Miss Alice Brown. Miss Helen Hack ney. Miss Alice Noble of Atchison, Miss Bess Potter of Emporia. Mr. Alexander Loomis and Mr. Robert Loomis of Omaha. These girls who get chummy with all their men friends just before Christmas remind one of ,the little boys who go to Sunday school during December. ' " Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Royce will give a dinner this evening at their house 616 Taylor -street in honor of the state executive council. Their in vitations include: Governor and Mrs. Hoch. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Denton, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Tulley. Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Na tion, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Fairchild, Cap tain and Mrs. W. S. Albright, Dr. C. H. Carson of Kansas City, Mrs. Noble prentis, Mr. and Mrs. Talton S. Crane'. On Christmas morning when you look at the pink and lav'endar bed room slippers, the de luxe editions of the Rubiayat, the calendars, the sachets and the Christmas cards, then, if never before, you will .realize that it is more blessed to give than' to re ceive. Among the "people in the audience at the Majestic where the Boston Ideal company gave La Mascotte last night were Mr. and Mrs. Dr. H. L. Alkire, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Bates. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. S. Bird. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. W. Bower. Mr. and Mrs. - C. S. Bowman, Mr. Fred Bullene, Mrs. Eugene Hagan. Mr. Charles Lantry, Miss Dolly Curtis, Mr. and Mrs, E. L. Copeland. Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Crane, Mrs. Chas. Curtis, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Eagle, Judge and Mrs. L. S. Ferry. Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Foster. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Frost. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Gaunt, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Going, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. There can be but one answer to the Christmas problem, if your choice is COMITONXTy SILVER, Any housekeeper -will be delighted to receive a gift of this plated ware. " Avalon and " FIower-de-Luce are its most famous patterns. Both are more than triple-plated and wiD wear a lifetime. W. A. L. Thompson Hardware Co. 511-513 Kansas Ave. t co whin Fry, f Goodwin. ifr. and Mrs, L. H. Green wood, Mr.' arid Mrs. Geo. W; Hackney, Mr. - and Mrs. . Herbert Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hobart. Mr., and Mrs. J. L. King, Mr. and Mrs. John Klein hans, Mr. and Mrs.' A. C. Klingaman, Mr. -and Mrs. G. M. Minney, Mr. H. S. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs Harry Nichols, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Prlbble, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Putman, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Price, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Quinton, Mr and Mrs. Oscar Roehr, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Roehr, Dr. and Mrs. L. A. Ry der. Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rodgers, Dr. and Mrs. P. H. . Scholle, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Clement Smith, Mr. .and Mrs. F. A: Snow, Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Solecki, Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Updegraff. Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Waggoner, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Waters, Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. -Wikidal. Miss Karolyn B. Whittelsey. - . - s ' A good looking and well preserved woman past 40 was asked how she re tained her youth. "I attribute it to two things,": she replied. ' "We have made it a rule for many years to give no Christ mas presents, and we never entertain company over night." Some people are poking fun at Dr. Eva Harding because she wants the legislature to pass a law compelling the girls in the public schools to wear uni forms. The idea is a good one and it is hard to see how people who take anti-spitting and anti-fraternity laws seriously can laugh at this one which would do more to lessen the danger of tuberculosis and bring to a reality the iridescent dream of social equality 'in the public school, than either of the aforementioned legislative reforms. Dr. Harding's contention that the high school girls dress improperly both from the hygienic and the ethical standpoint is indisputable. "Take off their long. tight corsets." says Pr. Harding, "and give them a chance to breathe from the diaphragm and the danger of tubercu losis will be removed. All the anti-spit-, ting laws in the world won't save peo ple who don't breathe properly." Dr. Harding wants the public school girls uniformed in comfortable blouses with turndown collars, knickerbockers, short skirts at least three inches from the floor, and regulation, common; sense shoes. She wants the ban put on cor sets and silk petticoats and thinks that school girls should be required to adopt a simple style or- nair pressing, une fashionable coiffures 'Which high school girls copy from w.orWJx,.-women waste as much of their ,;thrie aft. the frats and sororities. it- v.. . It takes front half an hour to an hour for. a girl' to1-wave, carl and puff her hair, adjust' rats and ' -switches and combs and I ribbons. . One sees- high school girls of 16 and 17 dressed like matrons of 30. One Topeka high school girl wears four diamond rings to school. Dr. Harding maintains mat xne ami fraternity law has proven unsuccessful and believes that the -evils at which it aimed would be reached - to a consid erable extent by the. reform she pror poses. There will always be social lines drawn by the children as long as they are drawn by their elders and it is not at school nor in the . frats nor sorori ties that the girls and boys learn to be silly little snobs, but in their own homes where it is taught them from infancy. But the economical differences which are at the base- of all our social dis tinctions need not be emphasized in the public, schools by the clothes which the pupils wear. No more effective means of putting the high school girls on an equality in the school room, could be imagined than Dr. Harding's scheme for uniforming them so that the contrasts of dress and accoutrement which cause so much heart-burning, jealousy and discontent in the feminine mind could be dispensed with, at least during their school days. The shallow yoke is a favorite fea ture of the dressy waist. The waist shown in the illustration was made of blue satin. It was mounted on a lin ing and had a round yoke of Irish point lace which was outlined with Irish point insertion and narrow black velvet. The insertion was continued down the front and finished with a narrow frill of fine lace. The sleeves vere tuoked and made very long. i. .-.. . '-; JMiss Florence Davis will entertain some oi ner gin irienus at uiimer.. followed by a dance. Saturday night at I her home, iNintn ana western avenue. IT. NMiss Helen Cartlidge. 1406 Topeka av enue, has issued jnvitations lor a tea Monday afternoon i for Miss - Daisy Vance and Miss Grace Vance of Okla homa City who will be her guests dur ing the holidays. Mrs. Frank Vaughn, of 1615 Buchanan street, entertained informally Saturday afternoon, the following neighbors, for her sister. Miss Black of Lyndon: Miss J. J. Fuller. Mrs. Wm. Quinon. Mrs. H. Morton White, Mrs. Howard Pierce, Mrs. W. G. Tandy, Mrs. Robert Dow nev, Mrs. Addison Eby. Mrs. Robert Higgins of Fort Madison. Mrs. Quisen- 4 berry, 'Mrs. Smith. Mrs. M. SV Ooxi 'Mrs. Webb Stevenson, Miss Black of Lyndon, Miss Ona May Miller, and Miss Edith Sawyer. . - , Ky Note and Personal Mention. " , air. tjarroii jc oroes, wno is a mining engineer in Cuba,"is home to spend the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Forbes. - Lj Miss Marguerite Kiene, Miss Anna Zercher, Miss Mane McMann, ' Miss Ethel Berger, Miss Mary Chamberlain, Miss Edna Webb and Miss Margaret Wall returned today from St. Mary's academy, Leavenworth, to spend the Christmas vacation at their homes in Topeka. Mr. R. F. Hayden went to Wetmore today to spend the holidays. - Mr. and Mrs. C .C. Funnel will join a Christmas house party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Trout in Wamego. Kansas City Journal: Miss Katharyn Kidder, 1000 Valentine road, returned yesterday from- Smith college. Miss Kidder is expecting Miss Esther Watts of Chicago to arrive Thursday to be her guest for the holidays. Miss Margaret Hayden and Mr. Henry Hayden are spending the winter in Florida.. " Mrs. John T. Price, 216 East Eighth avenue, has returned from a trip to Idaho and Colorado, where' she has been investing in land. Mrs. N. E. Alden returned last even ing from Kansas City, where she spent Sunday with Mrs. J. E. Yarral. This odd little hat shows one of the newest features of this season that is, the draped crown. The hat was a brown felt, round shape and slightly turned up all around. Fine brown satin was its only trimming. It was laid very full around the crown and ended in large loops and ends on the right side,' near the back. Mr. and Mrs. Park S. x Bangs will leave Thursday for a permanent resi dence in Bakersfield. California. Mr. W. T. Brown has returned from Chicago where he spent the past week and accompanied his daughter. Miss Viva Brown, who has gone to Philadelphia to visit relatives. Mr. William Warren will leave for Wellington Thursday to spend Christ mas with his daughter Mrs. John Mc George. He' will return' hom-o Mon day. MM. Thomas B. Frost and her daughter Betty of the City of Mexico are guests of her parents,' Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Davis. Mr. Stanley Reed, who is studying medicine at the Northwestern ' univer sity, is home to spend the holidays with his parents, Mr.' and Mrs. H. S-. Reed. Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Grattan return ed yesterday from McPherson and are at home at 316 West Seventh street. . Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Hamilton and son, Mr. John Hamilton, will leave to night for Chicago, where they will spend Christmas with Mr. Hale Ham ilton. s Mr. Robert Loomis of Omaha is the guest of Dr. Dean Lininger; - -f , Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Rice and faimily left today to spend the holiday's "in Temple, Texas. ' Miss Edith - Ingham, who attends the State Agricultural college and Miss Helen Ingham, who teaches, at Wakefield, are in town to spend two weeks with their parents, Mr.:. and Mrs. J. E. Ingham. . Miss Edna' Gafford. who attends the State university is spending the holi davs with Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Gafford. Mr. Herbert Armstrong of Texas, arrived Sunday to spend two weeks with Mrs. Armstrong and Mr.- Her bert L. Armstrong. Mr. Wilson Hobart is home from Rush Medical college to ; speml the holiday vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hobart.. Mrs. Wm. Klinge gave, a party De cember 21 in honor of Mr. Klinge s fiftieth birthday. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Klinge. Mr. an-d Mrs. L. Renker, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Klinge. Mr. and .Mrs. J., P. Neidar of Concordia, Kan.. Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Fusch. Mr. Karl Krieter of Peoria. 111., Miss Wilma Klinge, Miss Louise Good man of Chicago. Miss Minnie Klinge, . Mr Norbert Klinge, Mr. Klintoh' Klinge and Mr. Wm Klinge. jr. .. . '. Conrt Stows the Cars. '' Yonkers. N. Dec . 22. Cars ceased runninK todnv on. three lines of the Yonkers Railroad comoany pursuant to court order. The common councH is rnr'.eavorln.- to annul the frrchlKe of tiir -imnany an.1 declare forf-'itr.J its f.jfl.000 l-oi,d for wrformance of contract, ullcging that tli- fr: -ft-hise was violated when the companv wfiit into the recefvo-.- hands and t"-." fare from here to tho lower end of New York was raised from 8 to 15 cents. ' . The Last Train Leaving Topeka for Kansas City in I he morning 13 the Union Pacific No. 10 at 8:15 a. m.. arriving in Kansas City a 10-15 a. m. The aftenoon train returning is the earliest train into To peka at 6:1a p. m. w have a few sets of Rogers Bros.' Knives. Forks and Spoons; we wish to. close out at actual cost.- Chas. Bennett, I optician. 730 Kansas avenue .' -' . I ijdie n.uu Members of Rebate Association m us, (.vr us -lp s;:,. -..:tv 1 BO-. f." 4? JKC7VSI LVrJEHSTEjrjEr & Merry Christmas AT Mrs. Lord's Flower Room AND your choice from the beautiful assortment of Cut Flowers and rare and beautiful plants will add to the merriment at home Phones 827 Expert Typewriter Repairing WE HAVE THE MOST COMPLETE TYPEWRITER REPAIR SHOP IN TOWN, AND CATER TO THIS CLASS OF WORK. EVERY JOB TURNED OUT STRICTLY GUARANTEED TO BE SATISFACTORY. CALLS ANSWERED PROMPTLY BY EXPERT RE PAIR MEN THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS. REASONABLE PRICES, QUICK THOROUGH WORK. WILSON OFFICE SUPPLY CO. JOS. C. WILSOS. Mgr. j Bolh Phones 1 81 8 Both Phones 107 WEST SIXTH. A BANK ACCOUNT Will not only give yon business prestige with the. people whom you come in daily contact, but will heighten your self respect and give you self confi dence in business ventures you attempt. The old adage "a man is known by the company he keeps" is especially true with his banking rela tions. We therefore suggest, that you establish yourself with a sound and reliable bank, such as The Bank of Topeka Deposits $2,285,144.06 Lots of bargains in tonight's TFROM NEW YORK WO BLD. APRIL 19. '0S.1 . "CANCER" STATED CLINIC DOCTORS FTER DIAGNOSIS Remarkable Recovery Of Elderly Woman From , Supposed Fatal Maladj'. The following remarkable statement by Patrolman George A. ' Lehnhoff, Sixty.flrst precinct. New York, Is made in connection with the much-discussed medicines now being introduced by L.. T. Cooper in New York. Patrolman LehnholT,- when seen at headquarters, said: "My mother, living at 986 Union Avenue, Bronx, N. Y.. who is seventy-one years of age, has had catarrh of the stomach' for ten years. The gas in her stomach pressed on her heart to such an extent that physicians told her eh,e had heart trouble.' ' - "Her condition became so bad that she was taken to the polytechnical clinic on Thirty-fourth street and was examined by a board of physicians, who diagnosed her case as cancer of the stomach. "She heard of this Cooper medicine and asked me to get it for her. I was skeptical, however, and would not do so at first, but my mother insisted and I finally got the treatment for her. al though I did not believe anything could "She has taken the treatment and does not seem like the same woman. She no longer haa any pain In her stomach, can eat anything, attends to her household duties and goes down town whenever she feels like it, with no fear of being sent home in an am bulance. 'The entire credit for this wonderful Improvement la her Is due to this un aupDers Owing to an overstock on igH grade Slippers we are selling all $2.50, $3.00, $3.50, ana $5.00 slippers at OFF 112 West 8th Ave. State Journal. medicine. It is a marvel to" me. as I was sure her caae was hopeless."' In speaking of Patrolman Lehnhoft'., statement, Cooper said: "It's quite possible that Mrs. Lehnhoft had symp toms of cancer, and this undoubtedly caused an Incorrect diagnosis, for I feel very confident that neither my medi cine nor any medicines on earth would prove effective in a genuine case of cancer of the stomach. "I often have people tell me that they have been suffering with various or ganic diseases and that my medicine has restored them to health. I do not argue the point with them. but-Coop-er's New Discovery only regulates the digestive organs and could have had no effect on such diseases. I therefore know that they have mistaken a bad case of stomach trouble and general run-down condition for . the diseases - the-v describe. "A run-down, over-worked stomach will put the nervous system on edge In short order, and nervous depression fol lows. An lnaiviauai in tnis condition- is very apt to Imagine himself afflicted with many grave ana complicated dis eases when such is not the case." Coop" New JMsxwery, the medi cine which caused this article la Uis New York WorlI. Is now on sale at leading drug stores throughout the United States. Ask. your druggist for it.