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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL TUESDAY EVENING- JANUARY 14,1913- "AUVAVS SHOWING SOMETHING NEW." Sale Commences Wednesday Morning at 8:00 o 'Clock We Announce an Important Sale of 350 Beautiful Coats at About 50 Off In Style, Quality and Price these are positively the greatest values offered the ladies of Kansas this season All these Coats are from high class manufacturers sample lines and surplus stocks, which we secured at the same proportionate reductions we offer you. Every coat is made in the usual high standard Berkson manner, and comes from the best Makers of Women's Coats in the United States. There are chinchillas, Boucles ; Fancy mixtures, Zibelines, Meltons, etc., in the season's most fashionable styles. All colors and all sizes. Coats Worth $15.00 to $17.50 Sale Price $9 SO Coats Worth $17.50 to $24.75 Sale Price $12.50 Coats Worth $12.50 Sale Price $6.95 The Best Always Goes First, So Come Early .TTriFreffiP7 ... Railroad Fare Refunded, All or in Part, to Out-oJ-Town, Customers 707 Kansas Avenue qJociety Mrs. Speed Hughes and Mrs. Harri son Morgan have asked the assistance of the following friends at their tea Wednesday afternoon, at Mrs. Hughes' home, 1133 Topeka avenue: Mrs. John R. Mulvane. Mrs. M. F. Southwick, Mrs. A. A. Robinson. Mrs. A. Zahner, Mrs. George Noble. Mrs. Charles Spen cer ' Mrs. H. O. Garvey, Mrs. Elon S. la'rk, Mrs. A. Marburg. Mrs. Chester Woodward. Mrs. Theodore Hammatt, Mrs David Palmer, Mrs. Guilford Dud lv. Mrs. B. F Akers, Mrs. D. W. Mul vane. Mrs. Don Mulvane, Mrs. Earle Williams. Miss Metta Robinson, Miss I,ulu Elliott, Miss Gladys Clifton, Miss Isabel Mills, Miss Rose Hite. Miss Esther Clark. Miss Marguerite Koontz, Miss Elizabeth Mills, and Miss Annabel Garvey. . The Democrats celebrated Monday night at the state house, and the 'wel come the state gave its new governor surpasses, they sas any inaugural party in Kansas for many years. (In cidentally, it is surprising how many people are lately being discovered to be Democrats). Not nearly all of the guests, of course, were on the political side of the new administration, nor even all the assisting people; for those who were asked to help were so chosen as to include a representation of the people of the town; so that all the callers who attended would find friends. Be it said as a sincere compliment to the men of the reception committee, that everyone was entertained, and the wallflower clement was lacking. A good many of the offices on the first floor were used for the checking of wraps, and the gathering of the assisting and receiving people. The or chestra played in the rotunda on the third floor, and the people of the re ceiving line inarched through the hall nd stood along the side of the rotunda of the first floor. Two little girls. Georgia Hodges and Jessie Hodges, the daughter and the niece "f the governor, marched at the head of the line, carry ing armfuls of flowers, and following them marched Governor and Mrs. Hodges. Mrs. Hodges also carried SIP O Every woman's heart responds to the cham and sweetness of a baby's voice, because nature intended her for motherhood. But even the loving nature of a mother shrinks from the ordeal because such a time is usually a period of suffering and danger. Women who use Mother's Friend are saved much discomfort and suffering, and their systems, being thoroughly prepared by this great remedy, re in a healthy condition to meet the time with the least possible suffering and danger. Mother's Friend is recommended only for the relief and comfort of expectant mothers; it Is in no sense a remedy for various ills, but Its many years of success, and "ihe thousands of endorsements re ceived from women who have used it ere a guarantee of the benefit to be derived from its use. This remedy does not accomplish wonders but sim ply assists nature to perfect Its work. Mother's Friend allays nausea, pre vents caking of M . 8 bevearf ' CS Wgtt$ .TonTealt FtiCtld motherhood. Mother's Friend la sold at drug stores. Write foi our free book for expectant mothers. .BRAD FIELD REGULATOR CO.. AUmU, G. 1 flowers, and her gown was of ehar meuse draped with white net embroid ered with silver beads. Others in the receiving line were: Judge and Mrs. W. A. Johnston, Judge and Mrs. R. A. Burch, Judge and Mrs. Henry F. Mason, Judge and Mrs. Clark A. Smith, Judge and Mrs. Silas Porter, Judge A. W. Benson and his daughter, Mrs. H. Ward Page, Judge and Mrs. W. N. West, Lieutenant-Governor and Mrs. Sheffield Ingalls, Senator W. H. Thompson, Mrs. C. I. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sessions, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Davis, Mr. a,nd Mrs. Earl Akers, Mr. and Mrs. John Dawson, Mr. and Mss. W. C. Austin, Mr. and Mrs. Ike Lewis, and .Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Ross. Gen eral C. I. Martin conducted the en trance of the receiving party. About two hundred people assisted at the party, and entered after the re ceiving line. The management of the affair was so well handled that, while the people thronged into the doors for hours, the halls were comfortably clear. Punch was served at the north and south ends of the rotunda upstairs, and in two of the offices on the first floor. John P. St. John, an ex-governor of Kansas, and Mrs. St. John, of Olathe, were present, and Mrs. John J. Ingalls, the widow of the late Senator Ingalls. was also a guest. Sitting quietly in one corner of one of the offices that had been made into a serving room, was a frail little woman with gray hair and gentle manners. She is the widow of the late George Glick. who was in augurated as governor of Kansas thirty years ago. There was no pathos in the retirement of the woman who at one time had stood first in the line on a similar occasion; for she was sought out and honored hardly .less than she had been thirty years before. Her daughter. Mrs. James Orr and Senator Orr. of Atchison, wiere witn ner. Noticeable among the out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. George Lon gam of Kansas City, who are friends of the Hodges family. Mr. Longam is of the Kansas City Star, and his wife, an attractive woman, small and blonde, was dressed in American Beautv satin draped with black lace, and made with a panel of heavy cream lace in the front of the skirt. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Southern of Man hattan, Judge and Mrs. Grisham of Cottonwood Falls, Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Graybill of Newton. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Graybill of Hutchinson, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Sawyer of Norton. Colonel and Mrs. Hoisington of Newton were among the out of town guests who have many friends here. The music for the evening was fur nished by two military bands, one of Topeka and one of Lawrence, the Uni versity band, and the Aggie band from Manhattan. Men of the .National Guard were in uniform and stood at the doors and passageways, directing the guests. The army officers, who have their homes in Topeka, were in dress uniform.; and their straps and swords and gold braid made them the object of as much notice as the elabor ate gowns of the women brought to them. The building was decorated for the party with flowers and screens of smilax and palms. Draped over the doorways and halL entrances-were the American colors. In the serving rooms were wicker vases of red roses. The railings of the rotunda were wound with smilax. The members of the committee in charge of the affair were Mr. L. M. Penwell, General C. I. Martin and Mr. ! J. Will Kelley. The guests from out of town included the senators and representatives who are here for the legislative session, and their wives, and others who have friends in Topeka and who came for the affair were: Mrs. L. M. Hodges of Olathe. Mrs. Cora Wellhouse Bullard of Tonga noxie, Mrs. Neiswanger of San Fran cisco, who is the guest of Mrs. W. A. Atchison, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Petty john of Olathe, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Nichols of Kansas City, Mr. John Mc Koin of Olathe, Mr. J. R. Hanna and Mr. Robert Hanna of Mankato, Miss Eunice Daniels and Miss Bertha Cun ningham of Olathe, Mr. Lott Ravens craft of Ashland, Mrs. E. R. Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Ayers, Mr. John Howes and Mr. J. W. Guild, all of Wichita. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Johnson of Osawatomie, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Hill of Osawatomie, Senator John Davis of Fort Scott, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Hendricks of Atwood, Mr. M. B. Light of-Winfield, Mr. W. H. Johnson of Hutchinson, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Thompson of Hutchinson, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Harmon of Valley Falls, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Potter of Clifton, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bennett of Washington, Kan., Mr. and Mrs. Will iam Hooper of Leavenworth. Senator and Mrs. A. J. Howes of Abilene, Dr. C. Goddard of Leavenworth, Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Laughlin of Belleville, Mr. and Mrs. B. V. Wheeler of Norton, Congressman W. L. Doolittle, Mr. Frank G. Brady of Galena, Mr. and Mrs. George Bunger of Maple Hill, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Sapp of Galena. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. L. Pepperill of Con cordia, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Harring ton of Kansas City, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Seaton of Olathe, Mr. George Frisbie and daughter Julia of Grant ville, Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Fry of Junc tion City, Mr. Guy Helvering. ' The Fillmore Street Whist club will meet Thursday afternoon of next week with Mrs. Frank D. Merriam at her home, 1221 Western avenue. The annual dinner and election of the Country club will be held tonight in Mills' tea room. Reports from the various committees will be made. A Milwaukee man has formulated seven rules for wives, which he guar antees -will cure all domestic ills, pre vent divorce and insure a happy home. The difficulty about reform measures fs that those who are inclined to fol low them are not the people who need reformnig, or else the reform, as in this ease, is too one-sided. At any rate, here is the remedy, as the Mil waukee man sees it: Get breakfast for your husband and see that he is properly clothed before he goes to work. Be prompt with meals, and expect him to be prompt. Keep your home, your children and yourself neat and clean. Don't tell him all your petty house hold troubles: meet Kim at the door with a kiss and a smile. ' Don't continually scold him for past missteps. Cultivate, the habit of for getting disagreeable things. Approach the mother-in-law ques- 1 tion carefully it's dangerous. Keep on good terms with both mothers-in- i law, but don't tell your troubles to i either. Never allow your own mother to reproach your husband. Notes and Personal Mention. Mrs. A. A. Robinson and Miss Metta Robinson have returned from a trip to Chicago and Detroit. Mr and Mrs. D. W. Mulvane re turned Monday from a trip to Wash ington and New York. Mrs. C. J. Brown of Blue Rapids will come to Tcpeka to attend the meeting of the Woman's Kansas Day club January 29. Frank E. Grimes, former state treasurer, who has been living for several years at Fort Stockton, Tex., expects to move in February with his family to Kansas City, Mo., to be con- ; nected with the. headquarters there of : the Fort Stockton Irrigated Lands company. Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Freeman of 623 Madison street are the parents of twin i boys, born Monday. Miss Winifred Poorman of Des ; Moines, Iowa, has returned home, . after a visit to Miss Katherine Lind say. I Mrs. Neiswanger. of San Francisco, i is the guest of Mrs. W. E. Atchison, i Mr. and Mrs. Frank McKey, of How I ard, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. E. uavis. Miss Zara Gage has returned from Silver Lake, where she visited her aunt, Mrs. I. N. Hayes. Miss Flint, who has been visiting her sister. Mrs. Harvey Powell, has re turned to her home in Temple. Tex. A dressy frock for afternoon wear is shown in the drawing, the original of which was of taupe silk voile over self-tone silk. The semi-circles of lace are effectively arranged to fall at cen ter front and back and over each shoulder from beneath circular yoke band of the lace. The yoke is of self tone chiffon. The new sleeves are slowly but surely departing from the simple kimona lines and acquiring ad mtional fullness. The sleeve on this frock shows quite a little extra full ness where it is gathered into the lace wristband. The tunic of the voile is gathered into a broad band made of voile and lace and this is weighted at the corners with tassels of silk. Mr. J. R. Hanna, a prominent busi ness man, of Mankato, and his son, Robert, who is a student at the State Agricultural college, Manhattan, came to Tapeka for. the inaugural reception and were guests, of Mr. and Mrs. F. M: Drake. Mr. Hanxia. has gone to Kan sas City to spend the rest of the week. The Richardson Art Embroidery club will meet Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. C. D. Webb. 487 Reno avenue. Mrs. W. E. Wilson of Washington Kan., is here with her husband, Sena tor Wilson, during the legislative ses sion, and they are guests of Senator Wilson's mother, Mrs. G. M. Wilson 1249 Harrison street. Mr. George Hart has returned from a trip to Kansas City. Miss Ethel Mattingly is ill at her home with grip. The Woman s Home Missionary soci ety or me .first M. Jfi. church will meet in the church parlors Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The study of tne new textDook, ' ilormonism," by Bruck Kinney, will be begun, with Mrs, W. A. McCarter as leader. A large at tendance at the meeting is desired. Mrs. May Mattis, of Los Angeles, is visiting ner sister, Mrs. James Fitz- givens. The first division of the woman's board of the First Christian church will meet Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. Charles Hammond, 1200 Kansas ave nue, instead of with Mrs. Campbell, as announced. Mr. Clarence Sage has returned to Panama after a visit of three weeks to his parents. Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Sage. FIRST INSURANCE BABY Born One Minute After Maternity Law Became Effective. The Newest Beauty Aids (Ruth Ashton in the Metropolis.) London, Jan. 14. For several davs many babies born in England will bring their parents all sorts of valu able prizes in addition to the matern ity benefits of the new national insur ance act which took effect yesterday. The idea has so caught the public that manywealthy people are giving silver cups, porringers, spoons and money to the first babies born in various dis tricts under the new act. The first mother to become entitled to the maternity benefit of thirty shil lings, was Mrs. Amy Goulding, the wife of a Paddington painter, who gave birth to a girl one minute past midnight. She was christened Georgianna as a compliment to Chan cellor Lloyd-George. Another insur ance baby has been christened Lloyd George Churchill. "The best hair remover I know is a simple paste made by mixing powdered delatone with a little water. Cover the hairs with this paste, leave on. two min utes, wipe off, wash the skin and the iittirs win oe gone. "Mother's Salve is an old time house hold remedy that can be bought in readv- preparea lorm at most drug stores. It i often breaks up a stubborn cold in head r tiiBUi uver mgni. it is easv to use, quick to act, and relieves catarrh, croup, sore throat, etc. "To correct dark, muddy or sallow com plexions, apply in the morning a lotion made by dissolving an original package of mayatone in a half pint of witch hazel, i This treatment makes the skin fair, fresh una smuuin miu prevents tne growth of hair. It will not rub oft or show like powder. "Dry shampooing is relied upon by wo men who have studied the subject to keep hair clean, bright and lustrous in cold weather. Mix four ounces of orris root with an original package of tnerox. sprin kle a little over the head, brush through the hair, and your hair and scalp will be clean, wholesome and healthy." Adv. NOW IT'S THE "PICK," Toothpicks Condemned by Dentists at Pittsburg; Meeting. The Warren M. Crosby Coc The Store of Dependable Merchandise Here's Exceptional Coat News We are just in receipt of upwards of One Hundred New Coats and we have marked them to sell at prices that mean substantial savings. New Cloth Coats-500:'.": $9.85-5 00.v?!u?: $19.50 AH sizes up to 44 $14.50 Pdush (hin Coats for . - tt)lDU TVT ni 1 f M All sizes new riusii jctL $19.50 Plush Coats for up to 44 $25.00 Plush $14.95 Coats for . . . $19,50 A PRICE J VELOUR COATS $35.00 Velour Coats for . $17.50 $39.50 Velour Coats for $19.75 $45.00 Velour Coats for $22.50 $50.00 Velour Coats for $25.00 A PRICE Women's and Children's Fine Coatings Greatly Reduced Dress Goods Section Annex For the balance of this week we offer the three following lots of Coatings at low prices to clear them out. 7 pieces Plaid Back Coatings, 54 inches wide. All new tins seasons goods. Values up to $2.50 per yard. To close out at per yard 5 pieces of Fancy Serge Coatings, 54 inches wide, with irridescent etiects. Regular rjrice $2 Der yard. To close at per yard 2 pieces Bearskin Coatings for babies' coats, in tan and old rose, 50 inches wide. Regular $2.50 qualiiy, I A A to close at per yard P.UU $1.19 $1.39 In the Notion Corner $1.25 Wavy Switches 98c These are full switches of good quality hair, 22 inches long;, and the wave is per manent. The hair is mounted on three short stems. All shades are represented in the lot except gray. Regular $1.25 switches, special each 98 $ Black Jersey Gloves for 10c Children's and Men's Gloves and Mittens, made of black jersey and fleece lined. Spe cial Per Pair 10 Three pair 25 Toilet Goods Demonstration Arabian Face Bleach, Rouge, Massage Cream, Hand Lotion and Complexion Lotion are being demonstrated here this week by Miss Smith representing the manufacturers. It's Your Last Opportunity to Buy 0RQSI( Winter Shoes Also Many "W M C" Shoes Will Be Discontinued Our Final Clearance Sale Starts Wednesday We will discon tinue the sale of "Sorosis" shoes as we have taken the agency for "Dorothy Dodd" shoes for women. See Our Show Window In order to close out quickly what remains of our stock., of "Sorosis" shoes, we've di vided them into two lots which we are offering away below the first costs. "Sorosis" wear ers will appreciate the saving of from $2.02 to $2.55 a pair on these shoes. Those who have never worn them will find this an excellent opportunity to get a high grade custom made shoe at a low price. Lot No. 1 Includes all $3.50 "Sorosis' Shoes for women, also some good styles in "W. M. C." brand. Your choice, pair J 111 $1:48 Lot No. 2 All $4.00, $4.50, $5.00 "Sorosis" Winter Shoes for women and a few "W. M. C." models. Your CO TIC j choice, pair yZitJ The leathers and fabrics are Suedes, Velvets, Cravenette, Patent, Tan Russia Calf, Dull Calf, Gun Metal Kid, Vici Kid and White Cravenette. OAKLAND NOTES. Pittsburg. Jan. 14. The toothpick is a criminal. Until last night the toothpick had escaped detection as a ! 1 -. C . . I i T' . 1 ' - 7 . . I Winfield. 'of the publicity committee of the Kansas State Dental associa tion's hygiene committee of the Na- tinnal Dental association. hnntrl if- OUt and told the public just what it is. ' "It ought to be a crime to use one," Dr. Martin said. "Every time you poke the pick into your mouth you force it against the gums which re cede leaving the base of the teeth open to attacks by germs." GOODS WORTH $800 TAKEN. Thieves Make Rich Haul When Store Is Robbed. Salina. Kan.. Jan. 14. J. D. Sullivan's store at Solomon was robbed of $S0O worth of merchandise. Items for this column may be 'phoned to S915 or the State Journal office.' Comrade David Brock will celebrate his birthdav anniversary, at his home, 245 Wilfield avenue, this evening. All members of the Oakland Veteran club and their wives are cordially invited. -r,o at fnillns will entertain the following Oakland girls this evening at her home on Monroe street: jiiss -iii r. Prinr-psa Painter. Miss phv Ytush. Miss Faustina Painter and Miss Mattie Bush. i ,-t?v.v Tinmars. who has been ill it 1 1 ' -J i.uvj - - at her home on Forest avenue, is much improved. . t utia Mnrnin Peters is raioidlv re- ,.rino- frnm an attack of the grip ... v, v.nrr of his Darents. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Peters, of Michigan avenue. Miss Lois Henley, Miss Beryl John- snn TV11SS Vaiaa joilliaun. ii .now Koss. Mr. Charles Stocknam. air. r-u Hunter, Mr. Luther Barber were .,t Sunday of Miss Rhey uuraars Mtn.l Miss Elma Delsma. Cecil Brokish, of Redden avenue, was the guest Sunday of Miss Nellie Shehi of Winfield avenue. The Fourth Patrol, "The Wolf." will meet this evening with Charles Jessop at his home on Arter avenue; Paul Ol iver, leader. Mrs. L. F. Collins, who has been seriously ill at her home on Michigan avenue the past week, jremains in a serious condition. A new ruling made by the Sunday school board of the Oakland M. E. church, will be put into effect this evening, when the teachers and offi cers of the Sunday school will meet with Mrs. Mayme Foss for their regu lar weekly study of the lesson. The third patrol of boy scouts troop No. 1. will meet this evening with Les lie Reaugh, 244 Oakland avenue; Glenn Van Orsdol, leader. The "Win One" class of the Oakland M. E. church jsunaay scnooi, neia tneir i regular monthly meeting Monday af- I ternoon with Mrs. Chiles, at her home I on Poplar street. After the Scripture lesson and a short business meeting, j the afternoon was spent in a social I way. The following1 members war 1 Health and Beauty Advice BIT MRS. MAK MARTYN W. J. B. : Those annoying hairs or. your chin will ciuirkly vanish after an application of a delatone paste, made by mixing together a little water and pow dered delatone. This pa.ste is to be ap plied and left on the skin two or thrw minutes, then ruhbed. off and the fkia washed. The delatone treatment is qtir.e harmless and always leaves the skin clear and smooth Gussie: I, too, was flat-chested until 1 u.sed the famous vanraire treatment, but now have a well developed figure. You can prepare thia treatment in th3 privacy of your home and I am sure tlie result will be entirely pleasing. Dissolve ltfc cupfuls sugar in 1 pint water and add 1 ounce gallol. Tlwn take 2 teaspoonguis at meal time. Excepting in stubborn cases, development starts quite soon. S. R. O. : If your superfluous flesh proves annoying and distressing, try tne following fat reducer which has given ex cellent results: Dissolve four ounces ot parnotis in lis pints hot water; when cool strain and take a tablespoonf ul of the liquid before each meal. This remedy is harmless. By avoiding very rich fooos and taking plenty of exercise, you will find this remedy will cut down your weight very rapidly. hazel and adding two teaspoonf ills or glycerine will take away that coarse, sal low, oily look to your skin and make It toft, pink and youthful. This lotion Is an excellent beautlfler and whitencr and will last longer than powder. It is splendid for cold sores, freckles, pimples and pre venting chapping in the, winds. Mrs. Ruth: There can be no possible excuse for a woman of your age neglect ing her complexion. It is a duty you owe yourself to look as youthful and charm ing as possible. I would not encourage you to use face powder; it rubs off too easily, shows too readily and does no per manent good. The use of a good loticr made by dissolving four ounces of spur max in half a pint of hot water or witch Lovrra: fa) Don't worry. What It your hair Is a little thin, looks "stringy" and is hard to do up and make look nice. 1 here in a remedy for all this. Shampoo your hair once In two weeks with a tea spoonful of canthrox dissolved in a cup of hot water, rinsing afterwards in clear water. Tine rich, cleansing lather wi'; please you. This will rid your ecaTp jt dirt and dandruff and make your hair soft and glossy. Your hair will dry ouirK ly and be so fluffy and nice you will for get your hair-troubles. But don't wa n your hair with soap. The "free" alkali in soap ruins the hair gloss, makes It streaky and dead looking. t) To make an excellent skin-whitener and complex -lon-beauUfier, see answer to "Mrs. Ruth." Harriet: For your tired, dull. Inflamed eyes you need a good eye-tonic. Dissolve an ounce of crystos in a pint of watt-. Two or three drops of this in each, eye siiensinen your eyes and nialsj them bright and sparkling. This tonic will not smart and ""as proven a great aid to those who wear glasses. A friend of mine who haa remarkably clear, beau tiful eyes tells me that she uses this simple tonic regularly to keep them ' bright and full of expression. I find I' excellent for weak, inflamed, tired eyes and granulated eyelids. Read Mrs. Martyn s book, "Beauty." f&. fADV. present: Mrs. Dora Dressier, teacher, Mrs. Pepper, Mrs. Hall. Mrs. C. D. Webb, Mrs. T. J. Liggett, Mrs. O. D. Henley, Mrs. M. Gerdom, Mrs. Vesper, Mrs. E. Mayer, Mrs. T. F. Allen, Mrs. Effie McCaslin. Mrs. L. K. Bannon and Mrs. Chiles. The ladies decided to have a birthday reception and musi cale for the members Friday after noon, March 24. at the home of Mrs. C. D. Webb on Reno street. Five of the class members have birthdays dur ing the month of January. Little Harry Hummer, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Hummer, who has been ill at the home on Green street, remains about the same. The L. L. Coorey family have moved from Chester avenue, to 336 Green street. Wilbur Reed, of Chester avenue, is in Manhattan on business for an ex tended time. ' Mrs. A. C. Koser. who has been ill at her home on Chester avenue, is much improved. Definite plans are well underway for the matrons' silver medal contest to be given by the Oakland W. C. T. U. In the near future.