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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 22, 1911.
5 Madame Lillian Nordica America's Grand Opera Star will sing in Auditorium at Topeka Friday Evening March 31 On this tour she sinss only three nights per week and will appear in Convention Hall at Kansas City the AVednesday evening before her Topeka engagement. Thia year Nordica has with her company Myron W. Whitney, one of the great bassos of the American operatic stage of the present time. Whitney is now equalling his father's accomplish ments, who in his day. was America's greatest basso. Solely because of the immense seating capacity of Topeka'o Auditorium. Tickets are re duced to $1.50. $1.00 and 75c cents. Reserved seat sale at Stansfield's beginning Tuesday morning, March 28th. HE STARTS THE WHEELS Judge Gorman Sets the Cox .Case. In Motion Once More. Cincinnati, March 22. By one stroke. Judge Gorman today cut the "gordian knot" that has prevented progress in the trial of Geo. B. Cox, the political boss and banker charged with perjury. After Judge Gorman's blow had fallen, however, it was not certain the case would not become tangled again in a !hort time. On learning that Judge Hunt declined to make any entry of his lincling of Monday that he had no jurisdiction over the Cox affidavit ac cusing: Judge Gorman of bias and ITojudice, Judge Gorman stated: "1 have authority to cut this gordtun knot somewhere and I propose to do it liore and now by striking; George B. ox's affidavit charging me with bias nd prejudice from the files of this court." Cox's attorneys, despite their pro tests, were called on to begin their iirsument on the motion to quash the pc-rjury indictment. No sooner were these fairly launched than Lawrence Maxwell, former so licitor general of the United States anl the latest addition to Cox's staff of at torneys, left for the circuit court in an effort to get an Immediate order to ha't t':e proceedings before Judge Gorman. Both courts went Into recess before anything further was done. CABINET IN SESSION. First Meeting in Over Two Weeks Held Today. ' Washington, March. 22. President Taft and his cabinet met today for the first time in more than two weeks. The Mexican situation was discussed briefly. A strong hope is expressed in Administration circles that conditions in Mexico will Improve speedily. The Washington government is anxiou9 that the two factions In Mexico shall get together. Intense disappointment is expressed here, however, over the fact that the finance minister, Limantnur, has seen fit to seek a peace agreement by hold ing the United States up as a sort of bugaboo and making statements to the effect that this government is but waiting an opportunity to get Into Mexico. The new secretary of the in terior. Fisher, attended his first cabi net meeting today. AMUSEMENTS. Aside from her histrionic gifts, Olga Nethersole has always evinced a strong bent towards literature. Theater-goers are. aware of the fact that not ouly can she deliver very artistically the words as written by the dramatist, but that. Bhould a play of hers excite any com ment, she has a knack for turning out very striking, though most stylish cur t.iin vneeches. She does not confine her oratorical efforts to matters theat ncal for sociology has the strongest anneal for the versatile artist. Miss vothcraolfi will appear here at the nmnri on Thursday in ."The Redemp mn if Evelyn Vaudray," which was written by Henri Bernstein, the author of "The Thier.' So great was the success of Augusta Evans Wilson's "St. Elmo," that Vaughan Glaser ' was convinced that other of her stories uum ciuve cquai i . had a. dramatization made of "At the Mercy of Tiberius," another of her famous novels." Comes to the Grand Saturday matinee and night. Marshall to New York. John. Marshall, attorney for tlie board of railroad commissioners, went to New York today to be present at the hearing before the interstate commerce com mission of the Galveston rate case. The commission recently granted a rehear ing in- this suit. The case was brought by Kansas shippers who maintained that the freight rates to Kansas and Oklahoma points from New York should be reduced when the shipments came by sea from New York to Gaiveston and thence by rail to Kansas points. Tlw rail and water rate from New York u Kansas is the same as the all rail rat-i while it is much cheaper to haul goods by water. The railroads absorb the difference in the rate by charging r enough for the haul between Galveston and Topeka to make the total through rate by water and rail the same as if the shipment came entirely by rail. LOCAL MENTION. The big event of the week for stud ents of the high school will be the three cornered debate on the ship subsidy question which will take place Thurs day night. Arthur Nichols, Frank Hayes and Robert Whitcomb will rep resent the Topeka school in Wichita, and Kelsey Gardner, Richard Whit comb and Leigh Garver will argue with the Emporia representation at the lo cal "high." Season tickets will adm.t to this debate. The manufacturers' sample knives worth from 75c to $1.25 for 43c. Full erton Bros. The board of directors of the Com mercial club 'decided to pay for an il lustrated 16-page Topeka advertising supplemental insertion in connection with the state fair premium booklet. This supplement will give interesting facts about the capital city. Friday is pay day of the employees of the board of education. Nearly $22. 000 will be paid out to the teachers and other employees. There was a discussion of the "whiteway" proposition at the Com mercial club thia noon, and a meeting of the lighting committee of the club under W. W. Webb was called for to morrow. A whiteway for .Topeka seems assured. The judges for the debate with Em poria high school at the local high school auditorium Thursday night will be Dr. Frank K. Sanders, George Plumb and Dave Leahy. A large "get-acquainted" social will be held at the First Baptist church Wednesday evening of next week. A 7:30 banquet will be followed by an entertainment and a social hour. Ev ery member of the denomination will be asked to attend in order to make this a big event. Barrel of manufacturers' sampie knives, dandies, warranted worth 75-3 to $1.25 for a few days more 43 cents. Fullerton Brothers. Miss Gladys Dougherty came home from Baker university Saturday even ing to visit her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Dougherty, and attend the wed ding of her cousin, Mr. Ralph J. Wilson, Monday evening. She will return to Baldwin this evening. Miss Carmie Wolf has been substi tuting in the English department of the high school for Miss Augusta, Wig gam, who has been 111 for two or three days. - Mr. Richard Getty, who is attending Kansas State Agricultural college fct Manhattan, came down Monday to at tend the wedding of his cousin, Mr. Ralph J. Wilson, returning the same night. Bob Haggart, who in December drew a gun on A. G. Kyles and was arrested on a charge of assault with intent to kill, was allowed to riead guilty to as sault and battery today and was sen tenced to six months in the county jail. The gun toter was paroled under a peace bond of $500. Children and matches were the cause of a fire at the home of Ben Owens, 513 Leland street at 2:20 this afternoon. Fire started in basement and fire companies extinguished it before much damage was done. Loss about $5. We move April 1. We must close out our present stock of pictures. Until April 1 these will go at half price. Wol cott's. Money in His .Socks. Toledo, March 22. With $180 In currency wrapped around the ankles under the sox, the body of a middle aged man who is thought to have been N. N. Hillard of Oil City Carter coun ty, Oklahoma, was found in Sand creek last night. No marks of violence were found on the body." Circum stances indicate the man may have ben waylaid near the creek by rob bers, who. after rifling his pockets, threw him into the water. PRIDE HIS FALL. ! . . 1 Lee B. Miller Says Relatives Are His Misfortune. Brother-in-Law of Mayor Brown of Kansas City. NOW IN COUNTY JAIL. Wife Has Him Brought From Atchison as Deliquent. He Attributes Troubles to His Lowly Station. The Shawnee county jail last night received a prisoner who claims to be I the real, original victim of a false fam ily pride and a woman b unreasonable temper. The man is Lee B. Miller, of 1106 North Jackson street, and the charge against him. is being a delin quent parent. His wife. Mrs. Belle Miller, who is a sister of Mayor Darius A. Brown of Kansas City, Mo., had him locked up for no reason whatever, he says, ex cept that he got drunk last Wednesday night and went to Atchison to see his mother and brother. His visit was cut short by Deputy Sheriff Ross with a warrant from the juvenile court. 'It's lust that temper of hers," he explained in his cell today. "When I got over to Atchison, I telephoned to her where I was but she snapped back. 'I don't want anything more to do with you, that's all,' so I said, 'Well, if vou feel that way about it, all right,' ' and I hung up the receiver." Miller married Bene Brown aDout i years ago in Kansas City and they .have four children. Ralph, Harry, Lola and Russell, the eldest, being 12 years old. In regard to having been neg lectful of his family. Miller said: "I am a miller and I work steady all the time. I have worked in Topeka mills for 20 years and since last June have been with the Kaw Milling com pany. Since last September I have been foreman and all the time I have been with this mill, I have missed only eight days' time and that was on ac count of an injury. When a man makes '$15 a week and then gives hia wife $12 or $14 of it. he has a right to spend the other dollar himself, hasn't he?" And yet Miller is inclined to think he would get along all right if it were not for his wife's relatives. He called his wife over the telephone last night and says she said she was sorry for what she had done. "It's those people of hers," he said. "They seem to think she lowered her self when she married me. But that was fourteen years ago and Miayor Brown at that time was a dinky sten ographer in North Topeka, and he didn't have much to do either. Lota of people are that way, though, espec ially people who have been in straightened" circumstances. They don't Beem to be able to stand a little prosperity. An old maid sister of my wife lives with us and is all the time making trouble." Deputy Ross says Miller's brother is janitor at the court house at Atchi son. Mrs Miller, in compliance with the sorrow she expressed to her husband for having him locked up, appeared at the court house today and made an attempt to talk to him in the probate court. Judge pro tern H. X. Deven dorf broke up the conference on the. ground that Miller spoke too loud and the latter was taken to the jail where, it seems, his wife was afraid she could not see him. At any rate Jailer Bay liss allowed Miller to remain in the parlor cell several hours waiting for her to come and she did not. The trial of the delinquency case is set for Friday and Miller's bond Is fixed at $200. He sayS it is not likely he can get this bond or that he has a job anymore. LET MARBLE CONTRACT. Memorial Building Men Are Before the Commission, pftntrnci for the marble or granite facing of the Memorial hall ... i-i . . . nro. .. L ; 1 .1 may be let xnis aiieniuuu. ic uuuvi ing commission has been in session all day and at 4 o'clock this afternoon it will open the bids of the different marble and granite companies. All the morning and most of this after noon was spent by the members of the commission in viewing samples of different marbles and granite and in hearing the arguments of the repre sentatives of the five companies who submitted bids and samples. Companies with samples of the Georgia marbles, two different kinds of Vermont marbles and a Colorado marble and one Vermont granite com pany were represented. The com panies are all submitting two bids. One bid is to furnish the marble and put it into place and the other is to simply furnish the stone and let the state contractors do the work. smmmfeainn will decide todaV whether to let the contract for the general construction wont unaer me old bids or to call for new ones. t . c.,;n u-prfl the. lowest hid- lclci oc. ' ' 1 ders when the bids were opened a year ago. But at that time it was de cided that there were not sufficient funds available to erect the sort of building the old soldiers desired as a monument to them so the letting of the contract was deferred until the legislature met. - The foundation is completed and . i . . Vine nnft tn fnm- plete the superstructure. This will be either of granite or marble, probably either or vermoiu ji vjcwigia marble. The kind of marble and the ; riii lonlrieri this afternoon. Much depends on the offers of the marDle companies as w "ucuiri ur not new bids for the general construc tion, work will be asked for from the Kansas construction companies that want to erect tne ouuaing. Masonic Funeral Notice. All Master Masons are requested to assemble -At Masonic temple, Thursday afternoon, March 23, at 2 o'clock sharp, for the purpose of paying the last sad rites to the memory of 6ur departed Brother WV H. McCrachen, a member of Orient Lodge No. 51. THERON C. KIRKPATRICK. Master Orient Lodge No. 51. LA ROY M. PEN WELL, Master Topeka Lodge No. 17. ALBERT H. MARSHALL, Master Golden Rule Lodge No. 90. O. J. WOOD, Master Siloam Lodge No. 225. Attention. Mr. S. Friedberg, jeweler, 507 Kansas avenue, desires his customers to know that notwithstanding the false reports circulated about him, he is still engaged in business at the same place, his store j is open and he will be pleased to Berve his customers as usual. CORNELL IS NAMED. Takes Place of Late Henry Morrison In Office of Secretary of State. Bert Cornell has been appointed by Charles Sessions, secretary of state, as chief clerk in that office. Henry Mor rison was chief clerk for more than four years but his death last week left the office vacant. Cornell is now at work getting out the session laws for the 1911 session of the legislature and ho will take his new position as soon as this work is completed. Cornell came to-Topeka from Ken sington, Smith county, when J. R. Burrow was secretary of state. He was chief clerk nearly all of Burrow's term. A few months before the end of the term Hill P. Wilson resigned as assistant secretary of state and Cornell was advanced to that position and Henry Morrison, who was then char ter clerk become chief clerk. Mr. Cornell has had charge of the publication of the session laws for eight years and is regarded as the best qualified man for that work in the state. When he assumes his new job he will also have complete charge of the primary election and the general election returns and petitions. BATTK STATEMENT. First published in The Topeka Stat Journal March 22, 191L OFFICIAL STATEMENT of tb FINANCIAL CONDITION OF THB STATE SAVINGS BANK. At Topeka. State of Kansas, at the close of business on the 16th day of March, 1911. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts, secured by collateral $ 78.224.66 First mortgages 583,757.03 Real estate, improvements on lease , 4,000.00 Premium account on bonds 5,310.00 Furniture and fixtures 3,000.00 Expense account 3,314.46 United States bonds on hand at par 59,600.00 interest paid 3,03b.3S Other bonds and warrants, at par 136,656.01 Guaranty fund witb state treas., bonds - 1,000.00 Cash items and clearing house Hems 11,326.68 Cash and sight exchange, legal reserve 396,759.97 Total $1,2S5,985.18 LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid in $ 100,000.00 Surplus fund i 22,500.00 Interest 14,380.44 Exchange and box rent 2oo.58 Individual deposits 829,751.49 Banks and bankers' deposits.... 30,807.52 Certificates of deposit 280,136.19 Cashier's and certified checks 8,153.96 Total - $1,285,985.18 State .of Kansas, County of Shawnee, ss. I, Wm. Macferran, president of said bank, do solemnly swear that the above state ment it true: that said bank has no lia bilities, and Is not indorser on any note or obligation, other than shown on the above statement, to the best of my knowledge and belief. So helD me Gcd WE MACFERRAN, President. Rnhaoribed and sworn to before me. this 22nd day of March. 1911. (Seal.) Notary Public. (Commission expires on the 24th day of April, 1911.) Correct Attest : A. A. OODARD, F. M. STAHL, C. F. MENNINGER, Directors. To J. N. Dolley, Bank Commissioner, Topeka, Kan. r. . . LEOAL Published in The Topeka State Journal March 22, 1911. HOUSE BILL No. 962. An Act to repeal chapter 264 of the Session Laws of Kansas of 1903. relating to fees and salary of clerk of the district court of Graham county. Kansas. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas: Section 1.- That chapter 264 of the Ses sion Iws of 1903 entitled. "An act relat ing to tine fees and salary of the clerk of the district court of Graham county, Kan sas." Be and the same is hereby repealed. Sec 2. This act shall take effect. and be In force from and after its publication in the official state paper. I hereby certify that the above bill orig inated In the House, and passed that body February 25, 1911, G. H. BUCKMAN, Speaker of the House. EARL AKERS, Chief Clerk of the House. Passed the Senate March 9, 1911. RICHARD J. HOPKINS, President of the Senate. WALTER A. JOHNSON, Secretary of the Senate. Approved March 14, 1911. W. R. STUBBS, Governor. State of Kansas. Office of the Secretary of State. I, CHAS. H. SESSIONS. Secretary of Stafe of the State of Kansas, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing Is a correct copy of the original enrolled bill now on file in my office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF. I have hereunto subscribed my name Seall and affixed my official seal, this 16th day of March 1911. CHAS H. SESSIONS, . Secretary of State. By J. T. BOTKIN, Asst. Secretary of State. Published in The Topeka State Journal March 22, 1911. SENATE BILL No. 673. An Act to repeal chapter 233 of the Ses sion Laws of 1906, being a special salary act for the clerk of the district court of Edwards county. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State ot Kansas: Section 1. That chapter 233 of the Ses sion Laws of 1905 entitled "An act regu- wards county, Kansas," be and the same Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from ana aiier yuunwiuu ... tne oniciai w - , i Uo tV.a o I.-., o Kill nri. inated In the Senate, and passed that body Marcn -ICHARD j. HOPKINS. President of the Senate. WALTER A. JOHNSON, Secretary of the Senate. Passed the House March 9th, 1911, G. H. BUCKMAN, Speaker of the House. EARL AKEftS, Chief Clerk of the House. Armroved March 14, 1911. W W. R. STUBBS. Governor. State of Kansas. .1. tr f Bt.ta yj I L IV. M ui in.. . ,-, .... lu. ww. T CHAS. H. SESSIONS. Secretary of State or uie i " , "y-j certify that the above and foregoing is a correct copy ui mo w'bw v.. now on tne in my uincc hereunto subscribed my name rSeall and affixed my official seal, this 16 day of March 1911. . CHAS. H. SESSIONS, Secretary of State. By J. T. BOTKIN. Asst. Secretary of State. rPiibllshed in The Topeka State Journal 1 March 22, 191L HOUSE "BILL No. 926. An Act conferring upon cities of the first class, which now have or whicb may hereafter acquire and operate, a plant or works for the purpose of supplying said city and the inhabitants thereof with electric light, or water, or water and light, the rigliit to manufacture and sell electric current for lighting, heating and power purposes. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas: Section 1. That any city of the first class whloh now has or which may here after acquire and operate a plant or works for the purpose of supplying said city and the inhabitants thereof with eiectric ugnt, or water, or water and light. Is hereby authorized and empowered to manufacture- and sell electric current for lighting, heating and power purposes. Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in umcj&i state paper. I herebv certif-w rhu r th. aww Mil nrtir. inated In the House, and passed that body r euruary zs. jail, 3-10-1911 House Concurred in Senate Amendments. , G. H. BUCKMAN. Speaker of the House. EARL AKERS, Chief Clerk of the House. Passed the Senate March 9, 1911, RICHARD J. HOPKINS. President of the Senate. WALTER A. JOHNSON, Secretary of the Senate. Approved March 14. 1911. W. R. STUBBS, Governor. State of Kansas. - - Office of the Secretary of State. I, CHAS. H. SESSIONS, Secretary of State of the State of Kansas, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a correct copy of the original enrolled bill now on file in my office. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have - hereunto subscribed my name Seal and affixed my official seal, this 16th) day of March 1911. CHAS. H. SESSION3, Secretary of State. By J. T. BOTKIN, Asst. Secretary of State Published in The Topeka State Journal , March 22, 1911. . OFFICIAL CITY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS. Commission Chamber, Topeka, Kansas, March 20, 1911. The city commission met in regular session at 2:30 o'clock p. m., with the following commissioners "nres- ent: Commissioners Bone. Holman, Miller, and Tandy 4. Mayor Billard in the chair. reuuon to construct a new cement sidewalk, four feet wide, on the east side of Lawrence Street, from Eleventh Street to Twelfth Street signed by J. N. Lynch and a number of others, was nresented. read and referred to the commissioner of streets ana .funue Improvements. Report of C. B. Hamilton, Inspector of Weights and Measures, for the first half of March, 1911. was presented, read and filed. City Engineer's Estimates for grading and curbing the east side of Tooeka Avenue from Seventeenth (or Euclid) street to lagnteenth street, , Boswell Avenue from Huntoon Street to Munson Avenue, Jewell Avenue from Huntoon Street to Twelfth Street. Woodward Ave nue from Huntoon Street to Twelfth Street, Grand Avenue from Huntoon Street to Twelfth Street and Huntoon Street from the west side of Col lege Avenue to the east side of Wasl burn Avenue, were presented, read and approved by the following vote: Ayes, commissioners Bone, Holman, Miller and Tandy and Mayor Billard 6. Bids for grading and curbing the east i side of Topeka Avenue from Seventeenth (or Euclid) Street to Eighteenth Street, isoswen Avenue irom Huntoon street to Munson Avenue. Jewell Avenue from Huntoon Street to Twelfth Street, Wood ward Avenue from Huntoon Street to Twelfth Street, Grand Avenue from Hun toon Street to Twelfth Street and Huntoon Street from the west side of College Ave nue to the east side of Washburn Avenue, were received from tne following parties: Olson & Schmidt, by Oscar H. Schmidt, St. Joseph. Mo. Walton W. Gillmore. To peka Kansas. Ransom v, cook, Ottawa, Kansas. Luttjohann & Folk. Topeka, Kansas. Commissioner Tandy moved that the contract be awarded to Olson & Schmidt of St. Joseph, Mo., they being the lowest bidder, which motion prevailed by the fol lowing vote: Ayes, commissioners Bone, Holman, Miller and Tandy and Mayor tti n am 6. Commissioner Bone moved that the check of the unsuccessful bidders be re turned to the respective parties, which motion prevailed. commissioner Holman moved tnat per mission ' be pranted to the-Knights -& Ladies of Security to use Roman candles and red fire on the streets and avenues between Jackson and Monroe Streets, from First Avenue to Tenth Avenue, on the seventh of April, which motion pre vailed. Commissioner Tandy moved that the city clerk be authorized to advertise for mas tor tne construction ot a onage on Roosevelt Avenue over the west branch of Wards Creek, bids to be on file in the office of the city clerk by 2:30 p. m.. April 10, 1911, the motion prevailing. W. C. Ralston, city attorney, requested permission to appeal the case of Leila M. Finson vs. 'rise city or xopeKa, xno. 3a in the District Court of Shawnee County, Kansas, to the Supreme Court of the State of Kansas. On motion of Commis sioner Holman, the city attorney was au thorized to appeal said case to the Su preme Court. No further business appearing, on mo tion of commissioner Miller, commission adjourned. a. i i i v 1 1 rj t (Seal) City Clerk. First Published In The Topeka State March 22, 1911. OFFICIAL CITY COMMISSION PROCEEDINGS. Commission Chamber, Topeka, Kansas, March 16, 1911. The city comr"issloners met In regular adjournel session at 2:30 o'clock p. m., with the following commissioners present; Commissioners Bone, Holman, Miller and Tandy 4. Mayor Billard in the chair. Petition to construct a new cement side walk, four feet wide, on south side of Twenty-first St-eet, in Ladies Addition. from Topeka Avenue to lot No. 5 on said Twenty-first Street, in Ladies Addition, signed by C. M. Bozarth and a number of others, was presented, read and referred to Commissioner of Streets and Public Improvements. Various communications relative to. the contract for the paving of certain streets be let to the Kaw Paving Company, were presented, read and held over in con nection with said company's bid. Request from T. P. Garver, asking that his name be withdrawn from the petition asking that the contract for the paving of Garfield Avenue be let to the Kaw Paving Company, was presented, read and held over in connection with the peti tion. Plan and specifications for . a pile trestle to be constructed on Roosevelt Avenue over the west branch of Wards Creek, submitted by A. R. Young, city engineer, were presented, and approved by the fol lowing vote; Ayes, Commissioners Bone,. Holman, Miller and Tandy and Mayor Bil lard 5. An ordinance vacating a portion' of the alley runnln east and west in the block bounded by Harrison Street, Ninth Street, Topeka Avenue and Tenth Avenue, In the City of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, was presented; first reading of the ordi nance. Plumber's Bond of Fallor & Disbrow In the 3um of Two Thousand Dollars, given by the National Surety Company of New York, was presented, read and approved by the following vote: Ayes, Commis sioners Bone, Holman, Miller and Tandy and Mayor Billard 5. Analysis of "Ajax" asphalt, submitted by the Cleveland Trinidad Paving Com pany of Kansas City, Mo., was presented, read and filed. City Engineer's estimates for grad ing, curbing and paving with vitrified brick Polk Street from the north side of Second Street to the north side of Fourth Street, Western avenue from the south line ot Douthitt Street to the south line of Huntington Avenue, Buchanan Street from the south line of Tenth Avenue to the south line of King Street, Lincoln STeet from Thirteenth Street to Huntoon Street, Lane Street from Fifth Street to Sixth Avenue, College Avenue from the south side of Huntoon street to the south side of Munson Avenue, Third Street from the west line of Western Avenue to the east line of Clay Street, Fifth Street from the west side of Topeka Avenue to the east side of Clay Street, Seventh Street from the west line of Western Avenue to tho east line of Fillmore Street and Douthitt Avenue from the west line of Polk Street to the east line of Western Avenue were presented, read and ap proved by the following vote: Ayes, Com missioners Bone, Holman. Miller and Tandy and Mayor Billard 5. Bids for grading, curbing . and paving WHIRLWIND wind-up YY sale of genuine HART, SCHAPFNER & MARX Suits and Overcoats worth $30, $28 & $25 at $15. THOUSANDS of dollars worth 1 of HART, SCHAFFNER & MARX Suits and Overcoats delayed-in-making; regular $38, $28 and $25 qualities. Choice weaves, colors, patterns, smart models of the latest fall and winter styles, hun dreds of which are appropriate weight and styles for Spring. Make the most oi this wonderful oppor tunity. Save ten to fif teen dollars on a pure wool, all hand tailored suit at final sale price... ........ X7 E'RE selling; out a big lot of Hart, Schaffner & Marx Trousers, $5 and $6 values, fine. weaves; at $3.50. NeW Spring Goods Now Ready, for You "KfEW suits, overcoats, raincoats, slipons, made for us by Hart, Schaffner & Marx. A very large va riety of weaves, cofors, patterns and a lot of special new ideas in styles and new models. Shapemaker and Var sity suits for young men; for all men, Raglan, button through, combination collars, slipon overcoats; $18 to $U0. Auerbach Stetson's . New Derby, wide brim, low crown $3.50 with vitrified brick Polk Street from the north side of Second Street to the north side of Fourth Street, Western Avenue from the south line of Douthitt Street to the south line of Huntington Avenue, Buchanan Street from the south line of Tenth Avenue to the south line of King Street, Lincoln Street from Thirteenth Street to Huntoon Street, Lane Street from Fifth Street to Sixth Avenue, Col lege Avenue from the south side of Hun toon Street to the south side of Munson Avenue, Thirfi Street from the west line ot Western Avenue to the east line of Clay Street, Fifth Street from the west side of Topeka Avenue to the east side of Clay Street, Seventh Street from the west line of Western Avenue to the east line of Fillmore Street and Douthitt Avenue from the west line of Polk Street to the east line of Western Avenue, were received from the following parties: Young Bros. Construction Co., by P. P. .Young, Treasurer, St. Joseph, Missouri.. Olson & Schmidt St. Joseph, Missouri. Kaw Paving Company, by H. A. Kins ley, Manacer, Topeka, Kansas. Ritchie Bros., by Hale T. Ritchie and C. A. Ritchie, Topeka. Kansas. J. R. Ramsey, Topeka, Kansas. McGuire & Stanton Construction Co., by Charles Stanton, Secretary, Leavenworth, Kansas. On motion of Commissioner Tandy, ac tion of the above bids was referred until 10 o'clock a. m., Saturday, March ISth, 1911. The matter of the awarding of the con tract for grading, curbing and paving with asphaltlc 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 line of Munson Avenue, Mulvane Street from the south line nf Fifteenth Street to the north line of Seventeenth Street, King Street from the west side or Fillmore street to tne east side of Clay Street. Huntoon 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 Colleee Avenue, received on March 9 and held over until March 16, came on for discussion and final decision. i ThereuDon. the mayor announced mai if there were any Interested persons or corporations who desired to be heard be fore the contract was awarded for the .nnctrnrtinn of said Improvements, the Board of Commissioners would hear them. Thereupon. TCe Jieveiana lriniaaa rav ing Company, by Its attorney, T. F. Gar ver, and by its president, M. S. Bramley, announced that it desired to be heard be fore the contract for the construction of said Improvements was awaraea. Thereupon, the mayor announced that the Board of Commissioners would hear the said The Cleveland Trinidad Paving Company and such) other persons as de sired to be heard. ' Thereupon, the Honorable T. F. Garver addressed the Board of Commissioners for and on behalf of said the Cleveland Trini dad Paving Company, and the Honorable L S. Ferry addressed the Board of Com missioners for and on behalf of The Kaw Paving Company. After the close of Mr. Ferry argument. Mr. M. S. Bramley, president of said The Cleveland Trinidad Paving Company, addressed the Commis sion for and on behalf of said Company. During the course of the hearing, both the Honorable T. F. Garver. and the said M S. Bramley admitted to the Board of rnn,vrliinTiera thnt the officers of the said The Cleveland Trinidad Paying Company had bribed a number of officials of the City of Columbus. Ohio, and that said officials were convicted and sent to the penitentiary for receiving the bribe; and the said M. S. Bramley confessed to the Board of Commissioners that he, him self had been fined for bribing certain nit,, nfrininia of the Citv of Columbus, Ohio. while he was an officer of said corpora tion. . . After hearing the arguments of the at torney for said The Cleveland Tnn riA Pavlrur Company, and of its president M. S. Bramley. and after full A consideration of the mat ter of the awarding of said contract for trairi improvements to the said The Cleve land Trinidad Paving Company. an fter hearing tne arguments o. mr. u ' "'j on behalf of the Kaw Paving Company, and after giving an opportunity to any ntw nerson or oersons to be heard, the mayor asked the commissioners what they desired to ao in tne premises. Thereupon, Commissioner Tandy made THE MUTUAL Topeka's Soft Water LAUNDRY C H MATTHEWS, Founder and Manager GuetteJ Mallory Cr enette Hats Sunproof and rain, proof. Price $3.00 clothing cn. liEGAX. the following motion, which was duly sec- "l move you, Mr. Mayor, that the con tract be awarded to the Kaw Paving Com pany of Topeka, Kansas, which motion, prevailed by the following vote: Ayes. Commissioners Bone, Holman, Miller and. ianay and Mayor Billard 6. No further business appearing, on mo tion of Commissioner Miller, commission adjourned to meet at 10 o'clock a. m.. Saturday, March 18th. l&eai.J c. B. BURGE, ' City Clerk. Published in The Topeka State Journal March 23. 1911. OFFICIAL CITY COMMISSION PRO CEEDINGS. Commission Chamber, Topeka, Kansas. March 18, 1911. The city commission met in regular adjourned session at 10 o'clock a.-tnnr with the- following commissioners present: Commissioners Bone. Holman, Miller and Tandy 4. Mayor Billard in the chair. Communication from Robert Stone ex pressing his appreciation tn the Rnarri nf Commissioners for the vote of thanks ex tended him for his work in the legislature, was presented, read and filed. An ordinance vacating a portion of the alley running east and west in the block bounded by Harrison Street, Ninth Street. Topeka Avenue and Tenth Avenue, In the City of Topeka, Shawnee Countv. Kansas, presented to commission on March 16 bv Commissioner Tandy, was taken up for final passage. Each section was read and, on separate motion, adopted. On roll call, the ordinance was passed by the follow ing vote: Ayes. Commissioners Rone. Hol man, Miller and Tandy and Mayor Billard 5. The title was read and approved. Bids for grading, curbing and paving with vitrified brick Polk Street from the north side of Second Street to the northi side of Fourth Street. Western Avenue from the south line of Douthitt Street to the south line of Huntington Avenue, Bu chanan Street from the south line of Tenth. Avenue to the south line of King Street. Lincoln Street from Thirteenth Street to Huntoon Street, Lane Street from Fifth Street to Sixth Avenue, College Avenua from the south side of Huntoon Street to the south side of Munson Avenue, Third Street from the west line of Wesern Ave nue to tne east line or Jiay street. Fifth Street from the west side of Topeka Ave nue to the east side of Clay Street, Sev enth Street from the west line of Western Avenue to the east line of Fillmore Street and Douthitt Avenue from the west line of Polk Street to the east line of Western Avenue, received and opened on March 16th and action deferred until 10 o'clock a. m., March 18thv were reported back and the contract awarded to the Kaw Paving Company, Topeka, Kansas, they being the lowest bidder, by the following vote: Ayes, Commissioners Bone, Hol man, Miller and Tandy, and Mayor Bil lard 5. Commissioner Miller moved that the checks of the unsuccessful bidders be re turned to the respective parties, which motion prevailed. No further business appearing, on mo tion of Commissioner Tandy, commission adjourned. Seal. C. B. BURGE. City Clerk. "Do you know anything I can take to make me sleep, doctor?" "Certainly. A nap. Two doBarft, please.? A Young Man's Appearance Is made or marred by the shirt he wears. Send your linen here and you can go about with the self respecting feeling that your linen is right. r , teoth Phone 519. Mora than 50 Employees