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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL
NORTH SIDE NEWS Farmers Organize to Make Good Roads. IT WILL NOT STOP Idea Advocated by Many in the Yieinity. SYSTEM ATICDRAG GIXG Will Be Carried On, Says Dis trict Attorney Fredericks. DENIES SOME THINGS Plan Might Work Wonders It Is Said. One Horse on Fair Highway Does Work of Two. In connectio nwith the good roads movement and, incidentally th agi tation to improve the road connecting Calhoun bluffs -with Topeka and the Jefferson line, is spreading the idea to better all roads leading to the North side. The idea is for each farmer to systematically drag the road passing his farm. It is advocated that the time taken from regular farm work for this measure would be then more than made up for the ease in which farm products could be taken to the market, if every farm on the road leading to Topeka would follow the plan outlinei.. That this would be especially true In rainy weather or after a hard rain storm is the opinion. It is remem bered that W. W. Webb, speaking be fore the last joint meeting of the Civic and Commercial clubs, told how on European roads one horse could pull live times the load of two on the average road in Kansas, because ths highways were ideal. While merely dragging roads would not make them approach perfection, at the same time, it would vastly improve them, so that farm garden truck, bay, etc., could be put on the market with less than half the expense at present in cluding a saving on "horseflesh," time and effort not to mention the con servation of profanity. Said a prominent North side farm er today, speaking on the subject: "Suppose each farmer living- on the roads jeading to Topeka spend an hour of each "working day whenever possible to drag and grade the road passing his farm. Let him take a certain portion of the nearest highw-ay and spend time enough to make it as good as he can, then pass to the ad joining stretch of road, and so on un til all of the roads passing his farm are in the best condition for traffic possible. And let the good work be continued; let this be kept up throughout the year. What will b the result? "Good roads, more trade to the North side and a closer feeling of fellowship among all concerned. As to that, I understand that the farm ers in some communities through their granges or by independent or tion as assistant superintendent of the Ellensburg Woolen mills at Ellens burg, Wash., and wili leave for that place next Pridav. Mrs Hnf.r .h ' the children will not go until spring. Ueave items at Petro's drug store. Mrs. a. f. Bairickman is visiting in rrosecution of All Connected Boulder, Colo. Mrs. Charles Snath is visiting relatives With Times Explosion in Oklahoma City. Ira Denley. C. M. Nystrom. Henrv Hlghtower and A. F. Smith have left for Ellensburg, Wash., where they will be employed in the Western Woolen mill which is being moved to that city. Bert ElUs has returned from a visit in Kansas City. John crl Lindell of I.indsborg is visit ing his cousin, A. V. Undell. The services tomorrow, the first Sun. day in Advent, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, will be Tiornlng prayer, Litany and sermon at 11 o'clock. Evening prayer ClarenCC DarrOW SayS There and sermon at S o'clock. Adult Bible class ; ,. at w is. i Was No Standing Otfer Miss Juliet C- Smith of 910 Qulncy street j will be at home Informally every Monday m anernoon ironi now until Ltnt. The Amity lodge No. 231 K. of P. will confer the rank of Knight on a class Monday eveninr December 4th, at their hall Come. Relreshm' nta. By order of the committee. Kegular inverted gas mantles 5c; Invert ed gas globes 6c, at the North Topeka Fair. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cain entertained at a family dinner Thanksgiving day. Those present were: Mrs. M. S. Reckard of Kansas City. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Reck ard and family of the North side, Mr. and Mrs. RuPh McCowan and daug titers Ma jorie and Mar ue of the South side. Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Reckard a::J daughter On the Part of the Defense to Plead Guilty. fused today to discuss the McNamara I confession other than to say: "It is class struggle." HE CHOKED HIS WIFE Accordingly IJIlie M. Grant Has Sued J. W. Grant for Divorce. In a petition for a divorce from John W. Grant, a carpenter, Lillie M. Grant charges that her husband threatened to kill her and compelled her to work in the fields on a Shawnee county farm. he alleges that Grant's conduct the last three years has been unbearable, and demands the custody of their 6-year-old son and all of their property, both real and personal. Grant and his wife were married in J uoney county, feoruary zt, ist. Shortly after their marriage the wife inherited a 40-acre Coffey county farm and $200 in cash. With $400 which the husband ha s ved, they bough a 17-acre farm in Shawnee county. This land is now worth $2,500. With her T.os Angelet, Dec. 2. When shown I husband, Mrs. Grant worked in the L lective Buns' statement in Chicago m';ds and helped to save against a SNAP SHOTS AT HOME NEWS. that Schmidt and Caplan soon might be arrested and others prosecuted for complicity in the destruction of the Times, District Attorney Fredericks de clared tne state fully intended to con tinue the work of apprehending other Louise will go to Kansas City tomorrow 1 guilty parties. for a visit with Mr. Reckard's mothe Mrs. M. S. Reckard. Evart Doty of S32 North Van Buren street is visiting his aunt, Mrs. J. S. Stansbury of Berryton. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Stansbury of Berry ton, who spent Thanksgiving with Mrs. Stansburv's sister. Mrs. E. E. Doty, of S32 North Van Buren street, have re turned home. Playing football at the Grant school Friday afternoon. George Caskey, the 16-year-old son of G. W. Caskey of 1332 North Jackson street, sustained a dislo cated collar bone. The remonstrance against the "Ensign" drainage ditch will be heard by Judge A. W. Dana in the distriot court. PICK LAWRENCE ROUTE This Will Be Done at Once by TopeUa Lawrence Men. "I believe we could get 200 business men or their substitutes out to work the roads," said W. W. Webb at the Com mercial club in speaking this noon of the eoon roads oamnaiim which will He atart- ed Monday bv the club. "One of the first that will be done will be the improvement of the road from Topeka to Lawrence, and within a few days delegations from Torka and Lawrence will decide just what route will be taken." "My interest is in the general improve ment of the roads throughout the coun ty." said Secretary J. Will Kelley. "Four or five automobiles will go out next week to traverse the roads of Shawnee county. We must get the farmers interested in road buildinij. "George Stansfield has been appoint ed as chairman of a committee that will endeavor to get the farmers enthusiastic over good road building. S. R. Nelson ganizations unite and agree to keep j pratt of Wakaruea have been chosen as up the plan outlined. As far as the . members of the committee. The other North side is concerned. I do not see committeemen will be appointed by Mon why the Civic club could not co-oper- day noon. Among other things I want to ate with the farmers in this project. s the Tenth avenue road improved to The organization is composed of busi- the county line." ness men who would be interested in j tVi. fnrmers hnving the best of facili- , ties to get their products to the mar kets." DEATHS AND FUNERALS Notes and Personals. A special missionary meeting will be held at the Central Avenue Chris tian church tomorrow night. Mrs. W. C. Pavne of Lawrence, state president of the C. W. B. M.. will speak. Horace T. Wilke. student at K. S. A. C, is visiting his father, T. A. Wilke, clerk at Station "A." Rev. J. Barrett, founder and ex pastor of the North Topeka Baptist church, in connection with the cele bration of the forty-third anniversary Of the founding of the church, will preach on the subject, "The Ideal Man." Mert French, teaching school at Winchester, spent Thursday with North side fr'-nds. Mr. and Mrs. George McEntyre spent Thanksgiving with Mrs. Mc Entyre's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Brooks .of Grantville. Mrs. Tom Tinker of Grantville is ill t her home. Miss Blanche Shirley of Grantville Is visiting her cousin. Mrs. Effic- Smith of Holton. Rev. W. C Meeker of the Second Presbyterian church will begin a series of popular sermons tomorrow night that should be of interest to all thoughtful seekers after the truth. The series will he entitled "Scientific Faith '" and will embrace dlscoasTcns on such vital questions as "The Scien tific Method in Re'isHon." "Scientific Belief in Ood." "Scientific Relief in Miracles" "Scientific Relief in Char acter." The oncnine discourse wilt be entitled "Th Scientific Method." The Service begins at 7:30 p. m. A. M. Petro. drucist. Mr. W. L. Hofer of 1025 Jackson street, who for the past eight years has been foreman of the fnrding and pinning department in 'he Western Woolen mills, has accepted the posi- Rev William Henry Hampe, aged 84, died at 7 o'clock this morning at his home, at the corner of Eighteenth and Harrison streets. He is survived by a son, George Hampe, and two oaugnters, .virs. A oope. anu. ,rdlntr a Dlea of auiltv. Darrow said. K. Kanode Funeral announcements, In connection wltn tne comment of He denied that the pleas of guilty entered by the McNamaras in any way had precluded him from going ahead with the other cases. "Those pleas concern two persons," he said, "they pleaded guilty and took their chances. There has been no agree ment to stop the prosecutions." That prosecutions would end by the McNamara confessions, however, has been the hope of counsel for the Mc Namaras and tacitly they have be lieved the state would lay down its arms. It is asserted by business men interested in bringing about a cessation of the McNamara trial that Schmidt and Caplan eventually would not be brought to trial and that the Times inciuent could be considered closed. Citizens' Committee Did It. "The citizens' committee, I should say, had practically everything to do with the settlement of the McNamara case," declared Attorney Clarence Dar row, when informed of District Attor ney Frederick's statement. "I could not act without an opening. The committee made this opening pos sible. I made no proposition to have James B. McNamara plead guilty until after the committee had begun its work. I could not." "And there has been no such thing as a standing offer to plead guilty,' said Attorney Davis, who was sitting by. "Fredericks' statement concerning Steffens is completely his own conjec ture," Darrow continued. "It is not true." "Did you put Steffens on? someone asked. "I did not," said Darrow. "He acted entirely on his own initiative and au thority so far as the defense is con cerned. We did not get him to do what he did." Attorney Davis said he had no ar rangement sto enter the Franklin case, as had been suggested. Darrow said, in explaining his po sition, that he repeatedly v id said to Fredericks if the district attorney saw any way of evading the trial he. Dar row, wanted to know about it. Law rence Sullivan, an investigator em ployed by the defense and credited in some quarters with having been a go-between, never carried any propo sition from Darrow to Fredericks re- rainy day in the future Three ago things began to go wrong in the Grant home an the husbard is said to have cursed and threatened his wife on many occasions. Onc this fall, Mrs. Grant charges, her husband choked her and hurled her to the floor. On another occasion, he picked up a stick of wood and threaten ed to "knock her brains out." The frequent threats, Mrs. Grant says, led her to believe that her life was in dan ger and she asks that her husband be restrained from interfering in her pur suits of happiness. In addition to the 17 acre farm Grant and his wife own their home at 1040 College avenue. The home is valued at $2,000. They also have $1,000 invested in building and loan stock and consid erable personal property. The wife a ks $100 for attorney's fees. $50 a month temporary alimony, the custod of the child and all of the property. HAVE A BIG CONTRACT will be made later. Rev. Mr. Hampe had lived in Shawnee county 3 2 years. He was a Wesleyan Methodist minister. The funeral of Mrs. William Hora cek, who died of lung trouble in San ntonio, Tex., will be held from her home at 1432 Fillmore street Monday afterrcon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial in Topeka cemetery. The funeral of John G. Hewitt was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from the home at 1001 Washington street. Burial in Topeka cemetery. Word has been received in Topeka of the death of Jerome D. Mitchell, who died several weeks ao at the City of Mexico. Mr. Mitchell was well known in Topeka several years ago. During the past few years he has been engaged in the mining business in Ari zona and Old Mexico. The funeral of William Brown was held from his Lite residence, 600 To ueka avenue, at 10 o'clock this morn ing. The services were conducted by Rev. F. L. Loveland r.f the First M. E. church. Inspiration. Advice from New York is to the ef fect that a merger has taken place between Inspiration and Live Oak properties. The combined tonnage of the two DroperMes is 49,000,000 tons of ore. The cr.nrol has gone to the Amalgamated interests. W. A. XEISWANGER. Walter Drew, chief counsel of the Na tional Erectors' association in New York, quoting the McNamaras as say ing that they had a principle and w ere sent out here to do the dynamiting, it was pointed out at the offices of the McNamara defense that the prisoners had given no interviews on the case since pleading guilty and would not until next Tuesday. Union No Place for Criminals. Baltimore, Dec. 2. "W have always condemned acts of this kind and will not stand for them," Andrew Furuseth of San Francisco, president of the In ternational Seamen's Union of America, said today, discussing the case of the McNamara brothers. Mr. Furuseth urged that every worker employed should give a week's salary to the defense fund "f the McNamaras. He is here to attend the seamen's con vention which will open next Monday. "We of the labor movement be lieved these men innocent," said Mr. Furuseth, "and therefore we were willing to go he limit to see they get a fair trial. I am very sorry to learn they are guilty. We were mis taken, that is all. The union has al ways been against such methods and both these men will without doubt be expelled. We do not have criminals in the union." Topeka Company Building 200 Bridges Between Kansas City and St. Joe. The Topeka Bridge and Iron works is constructing 200 concrete bridges in con nection with the electric lines which are being built from Kansas City to St- Joe, and from Kansas City to Excelsior Springs, the contract calling for the pay ment of from $250,000 to $300,000 for the work The work is now about half done and will be completed by the last of February If the present rate of progress is con tinued through the winter months. The electric lines will be controlled by the same company but will be known under different titles, namely: The Kansas City, Clay County & St. Joe line, and the Kan sas City & Excelsior Springs line. This contract is a feather in the cap of the Topeka firm as it is a big proposition. J. A Cole is manager of the Topeka Bridge and Irons Works. HERE TO SEE STUBBS Trego Farmers Would Convince Gov ernor They Can Raise Vegetables. A delegation of wealthy farmers from Trego county came to Topeka today to convince Governor Stubbs that vegetables of all kinds can be raised In I rego coun ty. The governor was not in the city and they laid the facts before Earl Akers, executive clerk. They have not given up hope of getting the new state insane hospital. It was to correct the impression of Governor fc iubbs that vegetables can not be raised in Trego county that the delegation was brought to Topeka by Dr. A. B. Jones. In the party were Alvin Law. ex-representative who has lived in Trego county since 1878: E. F. Bryant, a well known breeder or collect Angus cat tle who has lived in the county slnce'1878 and Thomas O'Toole who has lived in the county since 1878. All have grown rich and all have raised vegetables and Mr. Bryant and Mr. O Toole have taken premiums with vegetables at the state fair. Says It Is a Class Struggle. Beaver Falls. Pa., Dec. 2. W. T. Hay wood, former secretary of the Western Federation of Miners who with Charles H. Moyer and John Pettibone was arrest ed in connection with the murder of for mer Governor Steunenberg, of Idaho, re- LOCAL MENTION. Ray Hall's orchestra will play for Sun day dinner at the National. It is stated at the Commercial club that the noon attendance Friday was the poorest in many months. But forty busi ness men took lunch In the cafe. The majority of the men who usually drop in at the club at the noon hour were in Osage City in the Interests of good roads. For Xmas framing and pictures, save money at Coe's Cut Rate shop, 82S Kan sas r- venue. Mirrors made to order. Tv Tn boys were received at the Or phans' home Friday. They were born in Cottonwood Falls, October 7, and their mother died the day before Thanksgiving. They are for adoption but the home wc ild like to have them adopted together If possible so as not to separate the twins. The ladies of Grace Cathedral will hold their annual Christmas sale Dec. 14 at the Y. W. C. A. C. W. Whitehair, who will leave next month for India to engage in Y. M. C. A. work, will speak Sunday evening from the pulpit of the Westminster Presbyterian church. Women who have hazel eyes or whose names are Hazel will be admitted free at the Majestic Monday night at the initial performance of Hazel Kirke. You are invited to the opening dance tonight at the new Music hall. (Sixth and Quincy street) Souvenirs for the ladies. Hall's orchestra. The Independent goes all over Topeka and into every progressive home. The thirty-sixth annuai meeting of the Kansas State Historical society will be held in Representative hall De cember 5. In November 1,033 persons called at the Provident Association for aid. Five hundred wanted clothing; 253 called for shelter; 19 got meals; 52 took baths; 226 men and 27 women were given beds; 150 articles of clothing were given away free; 1,580 articles of clothing were sold at a nominal price, and 22 new families were investigated and given aid. The saving department of the Provi dent Assjciation is now in full swing. Some pennies had already been accept ed, but the real opening of the new branch of work did not take place un til this time. Up to noon $2 had been deposited by children. Ray Hall's orchestra will play for Sun day dinner at the National. The Topeka W. C. T. U. wilil meet .Monday afternoon at 3 o clock at the Y. W. C. A. rooms, instead of the First Congregational church, as previously ai ranged. Lewis McAfee, arrested early Friday morning suspected of having tried to break into a Kansas avenue show case, was fined $15 in police court for hav ing a revolver In his pocket. A jury in Judge Whitcomb's court gives William Cox judgment against J. C. Weaver for $440 for personal as sault, when the Tectimseh constable knocked Cox down. The trouble oc curred last winter at the home of a Tecumseh township farmer. The re port that Weaver shot Cox was not correct. Suit brought by Johanna Forsburg against the Santa Fe for $10,000 dam ages, is on trial in the second division of the district court. Nels Forsburg was killed by a switch engine last win ter and the widow brought suit against the railway company. Saturday is motion day in Judge Dana's division of the district court. No motions of special importance are passed on at today's hearing. Robert Larson, charged with lar ceny from a dwelling, is hound over to the district court, when his pre liminary was held in the court of Topeka, Sheriff J. D. Norton returned Fri day from Muscatine, Iowa, where he spent Thanksgiving with a brother. Saturday's is one of the largest crowds of the season at the county treasurer's office waiting for an op portunity to pay 1911 taxes. The cold weather early in the week kept many taxpayers from the court house and the men in the treasurer s office have handled a heavy business since last Wednesday. The Rev. O. T. Deever will give the third of a series of illustrated Biblical addresses at the First United Brethren church Sunday evening. The regular meeting of the Quinton Heights Brotherhood which was to have been held next Monday night has been put off until Monday night, December 11. Dr. James G. Stewart will deliver the address. The Rev. Robert Gordon will speak at the First Baptist church Sunday ev ening on "The Kind of a Girl a Man Should Marry." A meeting of the board of directors of the Kansas State Fair association will be held in the office of the asso ciation at 1:30 o'clock Monday after noon. The meeting is required by the bylaws, although in this instance there is no special business to be transacted. The annual meeting of the stockhold ers of the association will occur at 7:.'?0 o'clock on the evening of December 12 in the parlors of the Commercial club. You Take No Risk When you send your clothes to us ether in getting them back when you want them or in CLEANING AND PRESSING Up-to-Date Cleaners of Wearing Apparel Enterprise Phone 173 Cleaning Co. 834 Kansas Ave. Ate Rye Mush For Five Years WHITING SELLS OUT Acme Company of Detroit Buys To peka Concern. "How do you and your wife get along so splendidly?" "Wheenver any argu ment comes up I'm wrong." Detroit Free Press. The Acme White Lead & Color company of Detroit, Mich., has pur chased the stock of the A. B. Whiting Faint & Glass company of Topeka. The new company will take charge of the plant the middle of this month. Detailed information about the sale was refused at the office of the com pany until all arrangements are e jm pleted. Marriage Licenses. Stanley Medlicott, Topeka, 36. Ina D. Studevant, Topeka, 26. A magazine subscription for Christ mas is a pleasant reminder through the whole year. Cards sent. Ask for catalog. F. E. Jordon, Publishers' agent, 908 Topeka avenue. Ind. 1150. How often do you hear folks say when they sit down to a meal that they wish they had something different to eat, say ing they are tired of their dally menu even though' 'It may comprise a wide variety. If you get tired of the variety on the ordinary table of today, what would you think If you were compelled to do as Mrs. Maggie Acord has done for the past four years. She has been un able to eat anything during this time, except the one article, Rye Mush. This was previous to her starting on the treatment at the United Doctors Insti tute, 610 Kansas Ave. In face, she has been under this treatment for almost two I months and today she is not confined to anv restricted diet, but is eating beef steak, nancakes with syrup, and other things which are not usually on an in valid's diet list. Besides this she is greatly im proved in health, doing her own work, gaining weight and con v 1 n c i ng her neighbors that the United Doc tors' treatment is something radically di' rent from the treatment given out by ordinary doctors. We give below the statement of Mrs. Acord, and to one un used to seeing the wonderful results of these scientific specialists' treatment, it reads like an almost impossible feat, but to one who has seen the hundreds of sick despondent, discouraged people start on the United Doctors' treatment and in a few weeks came back to the offices with elastic steps, sparkling eyes, clear com plexion, and altogether the appearance of perfect health. It does not seem so un likely. Her statement reads: "I had suf fered thirteen years with my nerves and stomach and had taken nearly everything and doctored with many doctors, but fail ed to get relief and was so bad when I called on the United Doctors that I was unable to eat anything but rye mush for five years. I could not sleep nights and my nerves were uncontrollable. I have been under the United Doctors' treat ment just two months and feel like an altogether different woman. When I came to the United Doctors' offices I could scarcely get up the stairs, but now since I have been under their treatment. I can climb them very easily. I feel that It is almost a miracle to get results so quickly. I was so nervous I could hardlv stand my children around me and my memory was not clear. I had to give up my church work, but now I feel almost well enough to take It up again. I was bothered with night sweats and could hardly move without sweating, but that has left me under these eminent doctors' treatment. When I came to them for treatment I hud no confidence in doctors and did not expect any results, but r-ow I feel there are many happy and heaithy years for me to live yet." Mrs. Maggie Acord, No. 719 Morris St., Topeka, Kan. Maty people continue to put up with what they know to be Inferior treatment because they think they cannot afford to go to a specialist, having formed the erroneous idea that specialists were like surgeons and charged exorbitant prices, such however, is not the case, as the United Doctors treating as they do, hun dreds of people, can afford to charge even less than the doctor who must make his living from the few patients he treats. Confining themselves entirely to their specialty of chronic, special diseases of men and women, these specialists can treat a hundred patients a day as easily as the man who calls at your home can treat five or six patients. This accounts, in a measure, for their reasonable charges. They make no charge for examination or consultation. We give you QUICK service, but never at the expense of Careful, Conscientious Work. We save time for you and for us by having the facilities to do Laundering Quickly and Well TOPEKA Laundry Co. PHONES 153 ST ANSFI ELD'S Try a State Journal Want. -That Prescription should be filled with oure. fresh drug's should be compounded only oy an expert. We go a step farther Two Experts Constantly on Duty-Two One fills the written prescrip tion exactly the other checks each ingredient over to make sure it's correct. You can't get anything but what is exactly right here. No we do not charge more. At STANSFIELDS DRUG STORE 632 Kama Avenue Have you seen Goldberg or Mutt and Jeff today? They surely do make you lau.h. AUDITORIUM Inning Next Monday And Continuing Until Saturday Night TOPEKA Dec. 4 to 9 - K A N S f S NATIONAL POULTRY EXHIBITION The Show Where East and West Meet The American Poultry Assoc iation is the largest live stock organizatic in the world. Poultry fan .iers from the whc.'e country from coast to coast will be here next week. This is the official national show and the most important in the country. Two thirds of exhibits will be taken direct to Chicago Coliseum and New York Madison Square Garden shows. ADMISSION Adults 25c Children under 12 yrs. . . 10c Children under 5 years Free -Greatest Exhibition wast of Chicago. -2,000 Fowls from 10 States. -100 different varieti3S. -From Bantams weighing 12 ounces to Turkeys weighing 52 pounds. -All birds cooped in uniform sanitary coops all separate. -Individual fowls valued at $5,000 on exhibition. -All Prizes awarded Monday. Topekans! Help Make the National Show a Permanent Topeka Affair The attendance and success of this the first National Poultry show to be held In Topeka will determine whether Topeka will be selected as a per manent meeting place. This affair advertises Topeka more than any other one thing we have scores of Poultry Journals with circulations amounting up into millions have been carrying news matter about "The Great Topeka National Poultry Show" for weeks. You'll get a big entertainment for 25c and help your city by attending at least once. OPEN EVENINGS Exhibition is continuous from 7:30 A. M. to 10 P.M. every day.