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'"tte TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL TUESDAY EVENING- FEBRUARY 4, 1913.
PHONE TROUBLES PLAN TWO BOUTS The Store of Dependable .- Merchandise lliiiiil Company Side of Kural Line Controversy. Demonstration of Reliability of Magneto System. Give me a magneto telephone any time," said Herry Johnston, district wire chief of the Bell Telephone com- It s the most practical and reliable telephone," declared Mr. Kellam. Several officials of the telephone com pany this morning demonstrated the superior qualities of the magneto 'phones which have recently been in stalled on the rural routes about To peka. . . The principal difference, to the inex perienced eye. between the magneto and common battery is that the for mer requires the unreasonable exer tion of raising the right hand and jing ling a small bell to summon central. On this account, solely and unsupport ed, the magneto is condemned as pri mitive and old-fashioned. For the benefit of a State Journal reporter Mr. Johnston set up a mag neto telephone, and called various pat rons on the rural routes. "Working fine," said the farmers - with the new 'phones. "Service all right." buzzed the sub scribers with the unmistakable burr of common battery connection in each voice. Both 'phones are operated on the Fame switchboard the expert that an- '- the riral calls has 3,300 lines within reach. There are two rural lu-i.o-girls. and S. V. Black, a Kan sas City special agetjt. who is in To peka today, declares another position is to be added. . "It is our intention to establish an other rural position." he observed, "during the operation- of. these rural lines under the magneto equipment ti'ere' naturally are periods of the aa Oat tire busy enough to require an ddditional operator. The company in tends to open another position as soon o equipment is available." Mr. Black indicated the rural opera te r. "You see she"s a part of the main switchboard." he pointed out, "it is not a separate switch in any sense of the word. The multitude of the Topeka Ftibscribers are in front of the rural operator. Anyone sufficiently interest el can verify this by a brief call." One great advantage of the mag neto phone is that if a patron leaves the receiver down, the entire line isn't thrown out of commission. The wire chief left his receiver on his desk to show what would happen. A light flashed before one of the operators, who promptly plugged up the iin?. find reported it to the hospital board ns in the language of the chief a dad one. The line began to buzz, and an examiner was sent to investi gate. If a rural route patron five, even ten, perhaps twenty, miles from Topeka had forgotten to hang up his i eceiver, his whole party H113 would have been affected and an inspector would have waded through miles of snow and mud, found no signs of trouble, clicked a receiver on a hook nnd murmured a rock loai word of one syllable. If a patron with a magneto phone forgets to hang his receiver, there ate no disastrous consequences. His rins and batteries are in his own' tele phone, and there is no harm to any one but himself. . "This is the only exchange I know in the Missouri valley," Mr. Kellam declared, "where they operate rural lines on a common battery basis. At one time people didn't believe it could be done." Last year about this time Scott Hopkins addressed 200 members of the alumni of Kansas university over a magneto phone. Air. Hopkins sat comfortably in Topeka and talked to J 1 90 alumni who lounged cozily about ; a Dig laDie wun receivers at ineir ears. a eiepm-'iie bapw is ine tuuniry over timte in declaring that magneto me tallic lines are the most competent Instruments in the world. "They're reliable at all times." in sisted Mr. Kellam. "Their virtues would seem to overbalance the ne cessity of the quick crank to which so many of our patrons apparently! object. They Took His Clothes and Money. Arnie Mitchell and Bertha Woodell neat and robbed another negro named Emanuel in the former's home at 112 North Monroe street last night. They took his shoes, coat cap and all the money he had which totalled 74 cents. Sergeant C'arden and Officer England were sent in the 100 block on North Jefferson street. The couple were ar rested a short time later. A state warrant will be issued for their arrest pome time today and they will be turned over to George Frost, marshal of the city court. Prices Smashed Small 8iz3s Women's Shccs QC worth to.50 and 4 plf) Odd lots Ladies' $3.59. t4 AC and $5 Shoes J..XJ Men's f4 patent, button dJO AC and lace Shoes yfcitt Men's 85 dull and tan, but- d O AC ton and lace Shoes ...... WW VI Home 4 CoodShoes J Boxing Fans to Be Well Enter tained This Month. "Spike" Sullivan and Tommy Doyle to Meet. . Two boxing matches are scheduled for this month according to the an nouncements of the promoters today. The first one is to be held before the Topeka Athletic association members on Valentine's day. February 14. The second is scheduled for February 19 before the Union Athletic association. The T. A. A. program as announced today includes a main event between "Spike" Sullivan and Tommy Doyle of Kansas City. They are scheduled to go ten rounds. Doyle is considerably heavier than Sullivan in addition to being a mighty classy scrapper. He is by far the best of any of the box ers who have appeared in the local rings. He and Sullivan should put on an entertaining match. Ed Bargreen of Carbondale and "Young Spike" Sullivan will furnish the semi-windup which should also be a good one. Bargreen made a good showing against Willie Wolff in a re cent ' bout before the T. A. A.-members. "Young Spike" is a youngster who made a particularly good show ing in one of the preliminaries at the last fistic exhibition before the Union Athdetic association. The prelimi naries have not yet been announced. The second boxing program is of fered by the Union Athlete associa tion for February 19. The principal bout will be between Willie Wolff and Jesse James. The club will secure new quarters before presenting this bout, the association having outgrown its old hall. Jesse James boxed in preliminaries here several years ago and many of the local fans remem ber him. He has recently returned from St. Joseph. TOPEKA AD CLUB. President Barth Head Paper by (i. B. Wadswotnh of Xfv York. The members of the Topeka Ad club listened to an illustrated address early this afternoon in the main room of the Commercial club on "Preparing an Advertisement." The address was written by Gerald B. Wadsworth of New York city, and was read by Otto Barth. president of the club. J. C. Wolcott officiated at the lantern. Thirty slides were shown. "All advertising is designed pri-' marily to stimulate mental activities which will result in a favorable re sponse to the advertisement," read the paper. "These mental activities may be greater or less in danger or extent. according to the effectiveness of the advertising as well as the natural in terest in the thing advertised, but there must be mental activity on the reader's part or the advertisement is useless. The points to be considered are what kind of mental activities are essential and how shall they be pro duced." The slides v.cre in many instances reproductions of advertising by well known firms which were designed to appeal to the prospective buyers from different angles. The address was in a series of illus trated "talks" on advertising by prominent ad men of the country, whitTflaguTTigtim Jewell City Woman Comes Home to Die. Jewell City. Kan., Feb. 4. Mrs. Min nie James Geiger, the oldest daughter of the pioneer harnessmaker, Fred James and wife, is dead from tubercu losis. She had been in Denver for special treatment, but wanted to come home to die. For sometime her throat has been paralyzed . and nourishment was Injected. She was 29 years old, and leaves her husband and two little girls,' Principal Owen James, of the Phlllipsburg schools, is a brother. Mrs. Geiger has been afflicted for two years or so with the disease, and her precautionary practice to prevent any infection from her has been re markable. She would not fondle or kiss her little ones even so considerate was she for them, and cautioned peo ple who came to see her. Babies Are Engaged. East St. Louis. Feb. 4. Miss Clara Carter Mallette and Mallette Carter, born in the same flat here last Thurs day, are engaged to marry. The chil dren are each five days old and the wedding is scheduled to take place many years hence. It seemed so re markable to the parents of the chil dren that the stork should visit both homes within four hours that tr.ey agreed to bring up the children in the knowledge that they were engaged to each other. Rebuilding Sale IN a few days our front will be torn out and a n w and better one installed. In the meantime we are having HURRAH SALE. KILLED LAND R. Senate Refused to Accept the Resolution. Lacked Five Votes of Constitu tional Majority. The senate this afternoon killed the initiative and referendum constitu tional amendment an administration measure. The vote was 22 to 15 for the resolution the two-thirds ma jority or 2 7 votes failing to material ize. The Republicans of the senate killed the act, claiming it was an attack on the courts of Kansas. The I. and R-. however, is not a dead issue. Another resolution, pro posed by Senator Waggener of Atch ison, is on the calendar. It will be modified to suit the Republicans and passed during the present session. The resolution killed today was a substitute for the house measure. Three Republicans voted with the Democrats on the resolution today HulTtnan. Kinkel and Pauley. With the other senators, party lines were drawn tightly. For the amendment Bowman, Car ney, Davis, Gray, Hinds. Howe Huff man, Joseph. King. Kinkel, Klein, Ma lone. McMillan. Nighswonger, Nixon, Pauley. Price of Greenwood, Shouse, Sutton, Waggener, Williams, and Wil son of J. fferson. Against amendment Carey, Den ton, Lanibcrtson. Logan. Mahiiv Over field, rati ten. Price of Clark, Simpson, Porter. Stavely. Stillings. Trott, Trout man. Wilson of Washington. Absent Meek. Milton and Wolf. B. & L. PROSPERITY. Bank Commissioner Points Out Prog ress and Benefits. In a statement regarding the condi tions of the various building and loan associations in Kansas issued by the bank commissioner's office. J-N. Dol ley, commissioner, urges that the Kansas boys and girls, as well as men and women, make use of the institu tions, and declares they are the best avenue of investment for the small investor. He gives figures comparing ing the institutions of the present time with their financial condition on June 30, 1909, showing an increase in assets of over 4 8 per cent in the time 'rjoilev's figures show that the as sets of the institutions as a whole have increased from $9,469,384 on June 30, 1909, to $13,978,878 at the close of business December 31. 1912. Referring to the institutions and his work in handling them, Mr. Dol ley says: "When I became bank commissioner I found that we had fifty-eight build ing and loan associations of all kinds and classes doing business in Kansas, with total resources of nine and one half million dollars. The statute pro viding that these building and loan associations were under the supervi sion of the bank department, and that the department must examine and supervise them closely, had not been complied with. The department knew very little regarding these Institutions. "1 at once began to organize for the supervision and auditing of these con cerns. I gathered all the information possible from different banking de partments of the country and from building and loan sources, and then engaged Arthur Young & Company of Kansas City to lay out a uniform sys tem and method of building and loan work. "Several of the associations we found, were not in good condition. We had several of them discontinue business, and many reforms instituted and In stalled in others, and I believe today that we have fifty-nine as good build ing and loan associations as there are in the United States. "These building and loan associations are institutions that teach thrift and economy and make for better citizen ship.. They are essential for the high est development of the community. "A building and loan association is a savings bank, insurance company and town builder combined. It teaches and promotes the saving habit and econo my. "I would like to see the bankers and the educators of our state put forth a strong effort to teach our children and young men and women the great importance of beginning the saving of a part of their earnings at an early age. Make it' a fixed rule to save a certain per cent of every dollar re ceived, although that per cent may be small. "The principles of economy, thrift and savings indulged in by the boy and girl, the young man and woman, tend to advance and make them stronger and better morally, patriotically and financially, and thereby increases the high standard of our citizenship. "I earnestly recommend the building and loan associations of Kansas to our boys and girls and the young men A Special Consignment of Beaver, Muffs and Collars at to A Off Our Mr. Adams, who is now in the Eastern markets, met a fur manufacturer who wanted to dispose of these beautiful pieces quickly. Arrangements were made whereby we received the lot on consignment, and can offer them for sale tomorrow at the following' prices, which are from 1-4 to 1-3 less than the original. $27.50 Beaver Muffs for .. . .$18.75 . $29.50 Beaver Muffs for $21.50 $35.00 Beaver Muffs for $23.50 $39.00 Beaver Muffs for ....$27.50 $50.00 Beaver Muffs for $35.00 $16.50 Beaver Collars for . .". .$10.00 $27.50 Beaver Collars for $18.75 $35.00 Beaver Collars for ... .$25.00 . $50.00 Beaver Collars for $35.00 and women and .our citizenship as worthy institutions for the investment of small savings. I know of no better avenue of investment than these con cerns for the small investor." JOHN MAG DONALD. He Will Dip Bucket in the Well of Memory. John MacDonald, editor of the West ern School Journal and Miss Hazel Barnwell, formerly instructor of elocu tion at Bethany college ,are among the features of the regular monthly teachers' meeting to be held at the manual training building of the To peka high school next Saturday morn ing at 10 o'clock. Announcements of the meeting are being sent out today by County Superintendent John F. Eby. Editor MacDonald will speak on the subject, "Reminiscences," having been a school teacher. Superintendent Eby also will tell the teachers about the visit of Uruguayan teachers, on a tour of inspection in this country, who paid a visit to Topeka last week. NORTH SIDE NEWS. Henry Taber and a team which be longed to Charley Williams, of 1024 North Topeka avenue, fell in the river Monday while working on the south bank of the river. The horses were hitched to a wheeled scraper, .. It is feared that one of the horses will die from chills and exposure. Mr. Tabor drove so close to the edge of the bank that the scraper slipped over the edge, of the bank. The weight of it pulled the team-and Mr. Tabor j into the water. Other workmen made three attempts to rescue Mr. Tabor be fore they were successful in pulling him up on the bank. One of the horses was pulled out with but little trouble but the second horse fell back twice even after being pulled up on dry land. It was shivering from the effects of its plunge in the water and become so excited that the men could not control it. Albert Middaugh has been employed as superintendent, of the dikes and other work of the North Topeka Drain age district. He was selected by the members of the board at the regular monthly meeting which was held yes terday afternoon. Mr. Middaugh will succeed John Hanley, who died several weeks ago. He will superintend all work that is done on the dikes during the coming season and assist the men of the Union Pacific who will be employed to put in a jetty west of the Unfon Pacific coal chute. Rev. W. R. Dodd began a series of revival meetings at the Second Pres byterian church Monday night. He is assisted by Rev. - William McCoy, a soloist. A large congregation met the two evangelists last night at-the first! meeting and were well pleased with : their efforts. Rev. Mr. McCoy will sing "The Holy City" at the services tonight. This solo will be illustrated with a number of stereopticon views. The Ranger class of the Methodist church are conducting a membership contest. The members have been di vided in two divisions which have been designated as the Reds and the Blues. Two aeroplanes have been arranged overhead In the auditorium of the church which will be used in designat-, ing the progress of the two divisions, i The planes will be moved three feet for i each member that is secured. An in-1 vitation is extended to everybody to join the -organization and specially to boys between the age of sixteen and twenty years. The regular monthtly meeting of the Hanger Sunday school class of the Kansas Avenue Methodist church was held last night at the home of Lean Holman. Those who attended were: Rev. J. W. Waldron. D. M. Rausch, Bernard McNoun. Leon Holman. Forest Wright, Charles ' Wiseman. Harrison Euler. Earl Pyle. Lonnie Shore. How ard Winner, Robert ' Baird. William Eiler and Claude Redmond. Refresh ments were served after the meetting. Mrs. A. M. Liggett, of Baldwin, is visiting her - daughter. Miss Rose Lig gett, who nan been at St. Francis hos pital about two weeks. She has been recovering from an operation for ap pendicitis. which,.was performed about two weeks ago. J. X. Stewart is reported to be suf fering with an attack of the- grip, but is improving. Mrs. Minnie Middaugh-Hamilton, of Garfield street, is sick at the home of her sister at 1180 Clay street. G. M. Tiffany and wife left yester day for Tunkhannock Pa., to' visit with relatives. A. M. Petro. druggistt. C. F. Hess left yesterday for Par sons on a business trip. LOAD OFJORROW Its Weight Is Heavy on Mrs. Harriet Miller. She Is Sick to Death and Has o Home. Sick and penniless, perhaps only a few days from death by tuberculosis. Mrs. Harriet Miller was found yester day afternoon at the Brunswick hotel by Charles X. Bacon, commissioner of the poor. The woman's condition is pitiful in the extreme. She is being cared for temporarily at the Topeka Provident association. With her is a little, bright-faced boy of about 7 years. He does not realize what either poverty or sickness is, and does not know that his mother may leave him at almost any moment. "Mama." he said this, morning as he went into the room where his mother, hollow-eyed and coughing fitfully, lay on her bed. "I want to go somewhere." "Wait till mamma is. better, dear." responded the women, "and she will take you for a walk." But the doc tors say she never will be better, not even tov a little while. The woman is a garment maker, and worked at that, supporting herself, un til her health broke down. Up in Min nesota she was married nearly ten years ago. Soon after their baby was born the husband died. But the brave woman rallied to meet the emergency and made her own way. W-hen her health broke down she sought some thing easier at which she might still earn a living. She came to Topeka to be a housekeeper, she says, but when she arrived the man for whom she was to have worked would have noth ing to do with her. Now she is at the mercy of charity, and although she does not believe it, her life is measured, physicians say, by a few days at the most. Humane Officer Kilmaurs King was called in on the scene and will make arrangements for the care of the boy. That is about all that can be done now except to make the mother's last hours as comfortable as may be She is being given medical attention, but her trouble is so far gone that it is said nothing can help her. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Word was received here last night of the death of Francis Bovey, who died at the home of his daughter in Ar gentine, yesterday. Mr. Bovey was 78 years old and was one of the oldest residents of Topeka. He was an old employee of the Santa Fe shops. He was forced to retire several years ago on account of his health. He has been making his home with his daughter, in Argentine, about two years. He was a member of Up church Lodge No. 244, of Topeka. and was the oldest member of the organiza tion in Topeka. The funeral will be held in Argentine, Wednesday. Mr. Bovey was known as Joseph by his shopmates. N. T. Horton, aged 84 years and 11 months, died this morning at his home one mile north of the city on Kansas avenue of old age. He. was one of the Dest Known characters in Shawnee county, and had lived here more than 50 years. He was a man who was re- ' spected by all and who spent his life: in working for the interests of Shaw nee county. He is survived by his wife ' and five children. He was a member of Blue Post G. A. R. No. 250. The funeral arrangements will be an-J nounced later. 1 Mrs. Elizabeth Huddelson. colored, ' died in Toledo, Ohio, Sunday. She was the wife of Archie Huddelson. Death was caused by acute indiges tion. The body was received in To peka this morning . and will lie in state at th-e home of James Huddel son at 214 Crane street. The funeral will be held at -2 o'clock Thursday in; Asbury chapel. Interment will be in Mount Auburn cemetery. " Benjamin B. Hill, aged 71 years, died Monday at his home at 510 Van Bur-en street. The body will be tak en to Melvern, Kan., for interment. The funeral of Jackson E. Huey. who died at his home near Kiro, will be held in Penwell's chapel at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning. The body will be shipped to St. George, Kan., for interment. The funeral of Daniel McLafferty. who died Monday, will be held at the Church of the Assumption at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning. The body will lie in state from 1 o'clock to 9 o'cIock tonight in Penwell's chapel. Inter ment will be in Mount Calvary. Dorothy May Schuster, aged 11 months, died yesterday at the family home at 718 Chestnut street. She was the daughter of .Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Dress, Storm and Walking Boots at Reduced Prices $4.25 Tan Willow Calf, button or lace, and Chrome Tan in button, Special, pair ......... $4.50 Dull Calf, button, also Patent, 16-but-ton special, pair : . . , $5.00 Motor Boot, Marathon English Walking Boots,, in dull calf, Storm Boots in Chrome tan, Dress Boots in patent with cloth top and patent with mat top, also black buckskin special, a pair , A. Schuster. The funeral will be an rounced later. FIRE PREVENTION. The Congress Begins Its Sessions Wednesday. A state wide fire prevention congress will be held Wednesday at the' Elks' club under the auspices of the Kansas State Fire Prevention association. The meeting is open to the general public; the women having been extended a particularly urgent invitation to at tend. The first session will begin at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, presid ed over by C. F.- Hardy, of Topeka, president of the state association. There will be addresses by Senator A. B. Carney, and by Carroll C. Dewitt. of Illinois. Governor Oeorge H. Hodges will preside over the evening session, which will open at 8 o'clock. C. J. Doyle, formerly fire marshal for the state of Illinois, and W. . L. Brown, speaker of the house, are on the pro gram. AT POPULAR PRICES. Ekberg Puttinjr Excellent Value in Custom Tailored Clothing. There has been a growing demand for tailored suits and overcoats at popular prices. Olof Ekberg Is prov ing that such garments can be made in Topeka with more than usual satis- faction, as he can bring his many years of experience in custom tailor- f ing to bear on the garments he makes. ' In his well-equipped rooms over the Walk Over shoe store at 708 Kansas avenue, he is showing many patterns in woolens from which he is making suits ana overcoats at a price of J22.50. Adv. LOCAL MENTION. Charging merely that he was abandon ed January 11, 1911. Andrew O. Crews to day aked the district court to free him from his wife, Allie Crews. They have no children and no real estate, he said, but he wants title to farm implements owned by him. Expert picture framing at cut rates. Coe Bros., 8 28 Kan. ave. Adv. A few veterans wandered Into the office of the county clerk this morning to have ' their pension vouchers certitled. These were told that their checks, since the j iiuuiiaiiiiieui iue iuycKu agency, will be forwarded on from Washington as soon as the clerks get them out. The number who came in, however, was comparatively small. C. J. Doyle, who speaks at the Fire Con gress at the Elks club tomorrow night, has just finished a long siege as presiding oitTcer of the Illinois house of representa tives. During the deadlock over the elec tion of a speaker Mr. Doyle, as retiring secretary of state, presided. The deadlock recently was broken in the election of a Democratic speaker. The following births were reported this morning at the office of the city clerk: To Mr. and Mrs. U. E. Stevenson, 1420 Kansas avenue, a boy. To Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Bowen, 412 vvest Seventh, a boy. L. Hansen of New York City, assistant to the vice president of the Germania Life Insurance company, and James Wood, supervisor of agencies for the middle west, will be the guests of honor at a banquet that will be given this evening at the Na tional hotel for Uermania insurance men of Kansas. Among those who will be present are George Godfrey Moore, J. Earl Tanner. C. A. -ulton, w. ti. .Phillips. C. L. Gregg. Fred Moore, Mrs. E. E. Newby, Dr. C- M. Hensley, Dr. E. Billings and Ray Winners. Commercial club membership teams un der E. L. Overton and J. E. Spalding met today to plan for the opening of the cam paign a week from today. The teams that will work in the campaign a week from Wednesday will meet Wednesday noon. The captain of these teams are Roy L. Bone and W. O. Rigby. More volunteers are wanted for enlistment In the cam paign. Safety razor machine leaves soon. Bring your blades. Brunt Drug Co. Adv. Dr. Roy B. Guild will spend the next three days in Lawrence attending a con ference of college and university religious workers. Jose Luna, Mexican, charged with an assault on Alvino Granada with intent to kill, was arraigned in the county court this morning and was remanded to in default of bond in the sum of $1,(X. The victim of the assault is improving in condition, but may die yet as a result I This opportunity only comes once in a season as the prices' on these well known shoes are fixed by ; the manu facturer. ; . Come tomorrow and try on a pair of "Dorothy Dodd" Flexible Sole Shoes You'll be pleased in every particular as "Dorothy Dodd" Shoes are made for particular people. S4.00 Gun Metal Kid, Black Vel vet with mat kid top, and Patent with mat kid or cloth An Aff top special, pair . . . .PJtcD $3.65 $3.85 $4.25 It's the Chef- He's the one who makes a place known for its cooking and our Chef did his share in Harvey Eating Houses for li. years. No wonder ready-cooked, foods are "different" at the Ideal. Just try this delicatessen department. Buy what you wish by the pint or pound. This is but a Partial List Russian Salad ilnm Salad Chic-ken Salad .Salmon Salad liakcri Chicken Roast Pork ami Beef Macaroni and Clirese Spaghetti-Tomato Sauce . Puddings, Snccotafcli, Pota toes, etc. Ideal Bakery and ; Delicatessen. 121 West Sixth ft I I TOMORROW Head Lettuce ''ancy Southern grown white and solid 2 for 5c Beets New Southern grown 4 and 5 to bunch 3 bunches 10c MORNS & MYERS IRIS THEATRE TUESDAY 4-WEDNESDAY 5 THE SHAUGHRAUN A three reel special adopted from Dion Boici cault's well known play and producel in Ideland by the Kalem compans. SPECIAL MATINEE 2 P. M. SEVENTH AND QUiNCY ST. of his wounds. The present case will be held pending the outcome of the physical condition of Granada. Ash Wednesday will be observed at Grace Cathedral tomorrow, bv three ser vices. The first service will "be held be ginning at 7;: o'clock in the morning and the second at V:?,:t. Chaplain H. B. -Silver will read this service. Dean Kaye will read the evening service which will befciu at 8 oclock in the evening 2 14