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THE TOFTA DAILY STATE JOURNATJ MONDAY EVENING, MAECH 13, 1911.
RECORDJSBROKEN Largest Registration in the History of Topeka. .1903 Mark of 16,140 U Passed This Afternoon. HE EXPECTS 17,500. Election CommissUner Titus Is Excited. Proof That Topeka Has Popu lation of Over 50,000. Today, tomorrow and the next day. These are the only chances to reg ister and vote for the hard working candidates in the coming city elec tion and also to break all Topeka registration records and show the peo plo of Kansas and the west that there are more than 50,000 people in To peka. If a Topeka citizen doesn't care to vote at the coming election, it is his duty to register in order that he might prove to the world that the fed eral and state census returns have been an injustice and a handicap to the city. But today has been a great day for C. H. Titus, city election commissioner. His books will show this evening that all former registration records in To peka's history have been broken. In 1 903 the registration was the largest recorded until today. At that time 16,140 names were placed on the books at the office of the election com missioner. This morning when the books were opened to the public, 15,830 names acted as a starter. This Is enough to make a second best record. Before the morning and part of the afternoon had expired, the record of 16,140 had been broken and now the number is sailing by the" old record with Cap tain Titus at the helm, his face wreathed in smiles. About a week ago Captain Titus was wishing both privately and publicly that Topeka would at least equal the old record. Then the middle of last week he came out in the State Journal to the effect that he was almost sure that the record would be broken. A few days ago his mouth opened even wider and now he will not be sat isfied, unless the people of Topeka put 17,500 names on the registration books. "I am as excited as a kid," exclaim ed the captain this afternoon as he chewed on that same cigar that he never smokes. "I have been dreaming that 20.000 people would register but 1 will not stand for less than 17.000. All records have been broken and the proof that Topeka is growing has been as serted. "If the people will only get out to morrow and the next day at the rate of about l.OOO each day we will have a record worth framing. Why, actually, I feel like hiring a fleet of automobiles and going after these people to make thfm register." Tlie women of the city are a. credit to their sex. The other day 314 women registered and only 168 men. Then Sat urday 247 women placed their names on Ihe book and the men gained on them by coming in at the rate of 221. Toda' they have been running about even this is wash day and too many of the ladies find it necessary to stay at home. Only two more days to register! Close Postoffice on .Sunday. New York. March 13. More than 10,000 Jersey citizens have petitioned the postmaster to close the city post offii e on Sunday in order to give the carriers and clerks a day of rest. CITY ISJESIEGED. The Rebels Hare Surrounded and Isolated Chihuahua. The Citizens Are Facing a Con dition of Famine. WOMEN AND CHILDREN Are Permitted to Leave and Now Roam the Fields. Bridge on the Mexican National Is Blown Up. Kl Paso. March 13. Stories of suf fering throughout northern Mexico Continued to reach here today. A cour ier who walked from a point north of the ,city of Chihuahua reported that famine faced the 25,000 inhabitants there. Hundreds of women, fearing that the siege of the city which al ready has continued for eight days, will soon causo starvation, have se cured permission from the authorities to leave and bands of women, accom panied by their children are now roam ing the country. The last word receiv ed from Chihuahua City was several days ago when the telegraph operator at Parral, after a period of Inactivity, suddenly found his wire working. The operator at Chihuahua wired: "No foodstuffs have reached here In two weeks. It locks like famine for all of us. Governor Ahumada is pow erless. A citizens' committee has been organized to confiscate all food sup plies in the stores and to see that they are properly distributed. "The insurrectos have encircled the city and when the federal troops at tempt to forage 12 miles beyond the city they are driven back by bands of guerrillas." After two hours' conversation be tween the operators the wires ceased to work, the operator at Parral deciding it had been cut. All business In the states of Sonora and Chihuahua is at a standstill. The government's proclamation against the sale of dynamite has rendered the mines idle. The bridge at Mesa, nine miles south of Juarez on the Mexican Jatlonal railroad, was blown up last night by a BmRii insurrecto force under Captain Oscar G. Creighton of New York. ' That the government is nnaing oim culty in attempting to operate its. ar mored steel cars is indicated in mail advices received today by the El Paso Herald from Santa Rosalia, It was stated that 40 federal troops leaving in an armor car from Jimenez got within a mile of Santa Rosalia when the tracks in front of them were blown up. About 20 of the insurrectos, who had ventured on the tracks were killed by the machine guns of the armored car, but the train had to pull back. HOLD UP TRAINS. Strike Sympathizers Kim Crews Into tlie Woods. -;..;,...,tt A T '. Vi - ii Traffic nn the Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific between Somerset, Ky., and Chattanooga, Tenn., was blocked to day at Kings Mountain, Ky.,. when a crowd of mountaineers gathered at the mouth of the big tunnel there and in succession neia up . inree ireigm trains. . The mountaineers, who were strike sympathizers and armed with rifles. freight crews and ran them Into the wooaa. TO FIGHT 1XK MAYORALTY HONORS IN CHICAGO. yy I tV - ? If S 'K f t si s , 41. i I t Xsyl I's 'jt'; ;'K ;4 The fight for mayoralty honors thr contested battles of recent years in C Merriam, Republican nominee, and Ca are strong, able leaders. Professor lie politics and has acted on commissions civic government. Carter Harrison n having already held the office of may the late H. V. Harrison, five times m on October 8, 1S93. CARTER Jf.HA&.TZ.1307r. J eatens to be one of the most bitterly bicago politics. Both Prof. Charles E. rter 1. Harrison, Democratic nominee. rriam has made a life study of civic and boards in the Interests of better eeds no introduction to Chicago voters, or from 1897 to 1905. He is the son of ayor of Chicago, who was assassinated Derby And Soft Hats Galore Oar Spring lines are bat ter than ever before. Dunlap $5.00 Preston $3.50 Stetson $3.50 Wesley $3.00 Felso .$2.50 Shapes that are sure to please. p""1""' !.""' "w. Spring Clothes Are Ready 629-631 Kansas Avenue Spring Oxfords Now Read ' A membership supper will be held this evening at the Central Y. M. C. A. Superintendent L. D. Whittemore spoke before the students of the high school this morning. The Scovllle Evangelistic company left this morning for Lawrence, where a rally will be held this evening. The architect who will plan the new $30,000 addition to the First M. E. church will be selected this week. Applications for positions on the teaching staff of the high school next fall are coming In larger numbers than is usually the case this time of the year. ' The fair association has had printed attractive stationery which , is being used in connection with the work of building up a great exposition for next , fall. Cheer up, - kids it is only two ' months and a half until vacation. And they say that the old swimmin' holes in the "Shungie" are fine no. high water this year to fill them up. i Tomorrow evening Governor and Mrs. W. R. Stubbs will entertain 150 j guests, who have been invited to meet E. T. Colton of New York city, and R. B. Lockwood of Shanghai, China. The mission study class of the C. E. of the First Presbyterian church under ; the direction of E. J. Morse will ha held this evening at the home of Mr.' and Mrs. H. M. Starr, 915 West Eighth avenue. Nearly 16,000 Topeka people have registered on the city election bookain order that they might vote in the com ing election. The enthusiastic cam paign carried on by Commissioner Ti tus Is bearing fruit. Word . has come to Mayor Blllard that small boys under the lawful age are running loose in the pool -halls. The mayor says he will put a stop to this and has ordered the police to keep on the lookout. Are you among those who have di -pped too much in the pay-as-you-enter slots and have had the conduc tor inform you that he couldn't refund the money because what he carried was his. own ? . Exasperating, isn't it ? ' Fronv almost any point in the city the Santa Fe general office skyscraper can be seen clearly. From the Coun try club hill the building is especial ly noticeable and looms up above the business section sky line like a light house. -, Some candidate for mayor has miss ed the real platform on which to win his election. If a candidate would premise the city of Topeka a street railway . extension to Gage park he would be elected by a comfortable majority. .'' The basketball game which was scheduled to be played next Saturday night between the fives of the Topeka and Lincoln, Neb.,, high schools has been postponed until April 1, the night of the annual tournament in the auditorium. Now that the Piatt murderer has given the police so many clues and finds that they have taken advantage of none of them, it is up to him to give himself up and prove to the po lice that he is the man. Otherwise they won't accept him. The women now have points in the Y.' W. C. A. membership campaign as against the girls1' 43. - This means that nearly a hundred new : members have been added to the association:TOll. The slosan of the girls' team is now: "Come on girls, get busy." Detailed plans for the Jl.00.000 ad dition to the Topeka postofflce are al most completed and it is expected the work will .begin aa soon as the weath er promises an opening. The addition will be built on the north of the pres ent structure and will conform with it in architecture. Several people' have declared them selves against the sweet pea planting instructions in this column Saturday eveninj?. .It must be remembered that this was printed for information and not as a state law. It isn't violating the city ordinances to plant your sweet peas the way you want to. ' Topeka has gone so excited over the booster this and booster that, that a new store in town has been named "The Booster." But this is the spirit that wins and the spirit that is far different from the old time sleepiness. It is hoped that hereafter Topeka will always be . troubled with insomnia. - . In pushing his campaign to require all patrons to place mail boxes or catches in front of their houses, Post master Rodgers should investigate the whereabouts of a certain postman who took orders for boxes from hun dreds of people the last of January and hasn't showed up with them since. The street railway company has been working out gangs .t men smoothing out the rough spots on their city lines where paved streets are rare and far between. This work was done under difficulty on account of the mud all of which was taken into consideration and appreciated by the patrons. The current issue of the High School World is an athletic number. Cuts ara run of the football teams for the last four seasons. It is a creditable issue, although the work of the printer 13 poor, and for some reason or other the editors of the paper insist in using the pronoun "I." The personnel of the board of man agers of the Kansas State Fair asso ciation is now as. follows: T. A. Bor man, E. I. Copeland, George W. Cran-?, S. E. Lux, and A. M. Patten. George W. Crane and A. M. Patten have taken the places made vacant by the resignation of J. W. Going and H. A. Auerbach.- The annual home missionary thank offering will be held at the First Con-prc-ational church Thursday evening. The Rev., and Mrs. Thomas Gray, who have recently returned from Porto Rico, where they have been engaged in missionary . work, will be welcomed back to the church. Refreshments will be served. The students of the high school are beginning to agitate the question of lockers for the protection of their per sonal belongings. "Wouldn't you rath er have lockers and pay 25 cents a ' term for a key than to pay 75 cents for a pair of gloves, only to lose them within a weeK." asms tne eaitor oi me High School World. All dav Sunday the roads leading to Gage park where crowded with pe destrians and people in vehicles. The fence around the buffalo was lined with spectators all afternoon. If a street railway official had taken count of the number that had walked to Gaere park Sunday he would have or dered a track gang on the . scene this morning. The contractors say that there are only three brick companies in Kansas that can make DncK to stana tne To peka. "rattler test." City Engineer Youne says there are at least live companies that make the brick. But at this the Topeka companies are out of the list. City Engineer Young says the Topeka firms have the stuff all M GIBBS WHO o SMILE GIBBS J WHERE 1 Of Satisfaction Coming to You WATCH SPACE ! ! SMILE GIBBS WHEN o And while you smile, Another, smiles, And after while, There is miles and miles of smiles. And life's worth living Because you smile. V There will be smiles in packages given away. There will be gifts to you free. GIBBS FIND f OUT o they have to do is to make the brick the right .way. The Gamma Sigma literary society of Washburn college has gritted its teeth and bristled up right in front of the college faculty and trustees. It has adopted resolutions condemning the actions of the trustees in laying off a part of the campus for city lots. And alumni of Washburn all over the country will say good things about the Gamma Sigmas when they hear the news. - The high school debating teams to represent the local institution in the three cornered debate with Wichita and Emporia have been chosen. Robert Whitcomb, Arthur Nichols and Frank Hayes will argue on he negative side of the ship subsidy question at Wich ita, March 23. On the .same date Rich ard Whitcomb, Leigh GaVver and Kel sey Gardner' will 'talte'-"the- affirmative side of that question -in- debate at -the high school with a team from Emporia. Secretary H. L.; Cook of the Kansas State Fa'r association has sent out let ters to the' county superintendents of education asking them to interest the children in the state fair corn contest. "We desire very much," reads the let ter, "to have the boys of Kansas go into this matter earnestly and make a good showing under cur offer. The ob ject is to create an interest among our tovs along. the line of assuming re sponsibility early in life. Kindly bring this to the attention or your teacners throughout the county." The parishioner was expaining matters frt ti.o nflctiir "T don t sro out much, tie said, "either to church or anywhere else. I am a sufferer from insomnia." "I am going to preach a sermon on that subject next Sunday morning." said the Rev. K. Mowatt Iaightly. "Come and hear it; 1 am sure it will bring you some relief." Chicago Tribune. out xftt-r name. Breathless Customer Give me a penny mouse trap quickly. please. I want to eaten a tram. yoney Bulletin. ' LEGAL. tFlrst Published in The Topeka State Journal March 13. OFFICIAL CITY COMMISSION PRO CEEDINGS. Commission Chamber, Topeka, Kansas, March 9, 1911. The city commission met in regular adjourned session at 2:30 o'clock p. m., with the following commissioners present: Comlssioners Bone, Holman, Miller and Tandy t. Mayor Billard in the chair. Protest against granting the Standard Oil Company a permit to occupy certain lots on Washington Avenue. Schmidts Ad dition, for a period of twenty-five years, signed by Frank Durein and a number of others, was presented, read and, on mo tion of Commisisoners Tandy, action de ferred until the Ordinance relative to such a permit, is taken up. Petition to construct a new brick side walk, five feet wide, on -the north side of Euclid Avenue from the west line of Lot No. 322i Euclid Avenue to--the -first north and south alley lying west of Cen tral Park Avenue, signed by H. C. Kurtz and a number of others, was presented, read and referred - to commissioner of Streets ahd Public Improvements. Communication from R. F. Stellhotn and a number of others, relative to true con dition of the pavement on Adams Street, between Second Street and Fourth Street, was presented, read and referred to com missioner of Streets and Public Improve ments. Petition to construct a new cement sidewalk, five feet wide, from Euclid Ave nue north to the present walk, on the west side of Quincy Street, signed by Susie McNeal and a number of- others, was presenetd, read and referred to Com missioner of Streets and Public Improve ments. Petition to construct a new cement sidewalk, four feet wide, on both sides of Fourth Avenue, East, from Liberty Street to Market Street, signed by Mrs. Patrick Sullivan and a number of others, was presented, read and referred to com missioner of Streets and Public Improve ments. Petition to construct a concrete bridge across Euclid Avenue at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Monroe Street, signed by Susie McNeal and a number of others, was presented, read and referred to com missioner of Streets and Public Improve- LEGAL. ments. - Petition to construct a cross walk on the xorner of Seventeenth and Madison Streets, signed by Susie McNeal and a number of others, was presented, read and referred to commissioner of Streets and Public Improvements. . Petition to construct a wagon and foot bridge, steel or concrete, across the Shunganunga Creek on Lawrence and Fifth Streets, signed by Mrs. Frank Hus ton and a number of others, was pre sented, read and referred to commissioner of Streets and Public Improvements. Report of the Food Inspector for the month of February was presentet, read and placed on file. Petition to vacate the east and west alley in the block bounded by Harrison Street, Topeka Avenue, Ninth Street and Tenth Avenue, from- the west line of Har rison Street to where the alley Intersects the northi and south alley, signd by Geo. W. Crane and A. B. Qulnton for A. Marbarg, - was presented, read and- re ferred to commissioner of Streets and Public Improvements. City Engineer's estimate . for the cost Of grading! curbing and paving with as phaltic concrete Polk .Street from the south side of Eighth Avenue to the north side of Tenth Avenue, Garfield Avenue from the south line of Tenth Avenue to the south line of Thirteenth Street, Mul vane Street from the south line of Hun toon Street to the north Hne of Munson Avenue, Mulvane Street from the south line ot Fifteenth Street to the north line of Seventeenth Street, King Street from the west side of Fillmore Street to the east side of Clay Street. Huntooh Street from the west side of College Avenue to the east side of Mulvane Street, Thir teenth Street from the west line of Mul vane Street to the east line of College Avenue and Sixteenth Street from the east line of Boswell Avenue to the west line of College Avenue; was presented, read and approved by the following vote: Ayes, Commissioners Bone, Holman, Miller- and Tandy and Mayor Billard 5. Bids for the grading, curbing nnd pav ing with asphaltic concrete Polk Street from the south side of Eighth Avenue to the north side of Tenth Avenue, Gar field Avenue from the south line of Tenth Avenue to the south line of Thirteenth Street. Mulvane Street from the south line of Huntoon Street to the north line liEGAh. of Munson Avenue, Mulvane Street from ; the south line of Fifteenth Street to tlw north line of Seventeenth Street, King Street from the west side of Fillmore Street to the east side of Clay Street, Huntoon Street from the west side of College Avenue to the east side of Mul vane Street, Thirteenth Street from the west line of Mulvane Street to the east line of College Avenue and Sixteenth Street from the east line of Boswell Ave nue to the west line of College Avenue, were received from the following parties: McGuire & Stanton Construction Co., by John McGuire, Pres., Leavenworth, Kansas. . The Kaw Paving Co., by H. A. Kings--ley. Mgr., Topeka, Kansas. Kansas Bitullthlc Company, by P. A. Kaull, Pres., Kansas Citv, 'Missouri. The Cleveland Trinidad Paving Co., by Garrett F. Connors, Supt., Kansas City, . Missouri. i On motion of Commissioner Tandy, a recess was taken to figure up the bids. On figuring up. the bids, the bids of McGuire A Stanton Construction Co. and the Kansas BltulltWc Company were found to be above the estimate and, on motion of Commissioner Tandy, the cer tified checks of said bidders were re-, turned to them. ; On motion of Commissioner Tandy, the bids of the Kaw Paving Company and The Cleveland Trinidad Paving Co. were held over until Thursday, March 16. 1911. Communication signed by I. W. Dibble and a number, requesting that Polk Street, between Eighth Avenue and Tenth Avenue, be paved with asphaltic concrete the same as on Mulvane Street and Col- . lege Avenue, was presented, read and held over in connection with the Kaw Paving Company's bid. Communication signed by Nettie L. Reed and two others, asking that the paving of King Street between Fillmore and Clay Streets, be awarded to The Kaw Paving Company in order to have the same kind of pavement as on Mulvane Street and College Avenue, was presented, read and held over in connection with said Company's bid. No further business apearing, on mo tion of Commissioner Tandy, commission adjourned. C. B. BURGE. Seal. City Clerk, OUTDOOR SPORTS IN ARIZONA.