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GREATEST CROWD EVER Harris & Ewing. OH! HOW QUIET The City Political Campaign Lacks Excitement. Candidates Are Optimistic What They Say. VOTERS SHOULD REGISTER Books Will Close xt Thurs day Eyening at 10. 'ews of General Interest in City Political Circles. Lark of interest on the part of the voters of Topeka is manifest in the i .1 .... i i t 1 onmnaisrn. it is the common opinion among those w ho j are discussing ana;r ui n. , that there will not be much of a shake up in the present governing board. However, several of the new candidates are apparently gaining in strength. They all express themselves in an opti mistic manner. It is generally admitted that J. Billard. mayor of Topeka, will be a hard man to beat in the race for the chief executive office of the city. Mayor Billard, who has already filed his peti tions, is confident of victory. When asked in regard to the manner, in which his personal campaign Is pro gressing. Col. J. W. F. Hughes in variably replies? -Elegantly, elegant ly. I have Mr. Billard beaten.' he was heard to remark. Is Circulating Petitions. R L Cofran, the latest candidate to announce himself, is circulating his petitions. "My friends are calling me up, said Mr Cofran today, "to tell me that they are for me. The situation looks ex tremely encouraging." Ed O'Neil is also optimistic over his prospects, and the Socialist candidate. Mrs May Taylor, of 1612 Topeka ave nue expresses herself as being confi dent that she will make a good show- '"xhere are a half dozen candidates for the position that E. B. Stotts now holds commissioner of parks and puo lic buildings. They are E. B. Stotts, William Porter. J. A. Ramsey. Wil liam Bollinger, Richard Wilson and Mrs. Elizabeth Burkhart. It is known that Mr. Stotts has won host of friends on his record. Several of the other aspirants for the place are putting up an active campaign. Roy Hammond has withdrawn from the p. Miller and F. M. Newland are candidates for the position of com missioner of water and lights 1 t is conceded that Mr. Newland will give Miller a stiff fight. . . R L. Bone, the present commission er of finance and revenue, has J. W. Bostwick from the Santa Fe shops and T. R. Pope from the Santa Fe general offices to contend against. An Adamson flub. George Adamson, a cobbler on East Fourth street, and Amos Longaker, a e. - v Ci Tandy's romraciui, ....... - , lob as commissioner of streets and I public improvements. . 1 1 1 . Has been orcan- ized. The oincers are: x-i t-smt-iii., . TI. Coney: secretary. William !. . . . i ... .1 1 Af.rAtnrv. Scott .w 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . ........ ... . . . - -' . Warner- treasurer. J. J. Lannan: vice presidents. Mrs. May Belle Anderson, Captain James E. Pennick, Mrs. Amos Beeler and Captain William Peterson. An executive committee composed of the following men was appointed: George H. Griggl. chairman: First ward William Vanness: Second ward. John C. Weeks: Third ward. Scott Warner- Fourth ward, J. J. Lannan: Fifth ward, Lee Myers; Sixth ward, A. A. Raub. This is part of a resolution passed at the meeting held by the friends of iIr Adamson: "Resolved, That we recognize in our esteemed fellow citizen. George W. Adamson. a hard working mechanic, as an honest, capable and progressive citizen whose qualifications make him eminently fitted for the position of commissioner of streets and improve- m"It'ook for a less strenuous fight than I have experienced at the last two .elections," said Commissioner Tandy today. - Slow to Register. "The voters are registering mighty slowly." said W. H. Kemper, commis- THE sioner of elections today. "There are ( several thousand of them who should come into the orrice Deiore i u next Thursday night when the books will close." , . The primary will be held March 24 and the election on April 1. RIVALRY IN CHURCHES. Presbyterian Denomiantions Are Fish ing for President. Washington, March 8. Keen rivalry has sprung up among the Presbyterian churches of Washington over the effort to enroll the membership of President and Mrs. Wilson during their four i-oors Btnv in Washington. So keen has the competition become that the ruLiont has declined up to this time to make any announcement of his af filiation. The same holds true in the case of Vice President and Mrs. Mar shall, who also are Presbyterians. The several congregations cupobu ... tn?aueniiiwi:ui.. - - tion are the New York avenue church, the Church of the Covenant and the First Presbyterian church. The first earned, because of its accessibility to the White X-I mica an1 tnp hotel in which the vice president has settled, is believed to have a better chance of winning in the race than have the others. Further more a number of.presidens have wor shipped in the edifice and for years it has been popularly known a the church of the presidents." It was understood today that the president's family will attend services in the New York Avenue edifice to morrow, although no instructions had been given to the White House em ployees concerning arrangements. SAFETYLETS. When taking a train always wait until it starts then make a dash and try to get on. Such is carefulness and you will always make a beautiful il lustration to those standing by as to the right and the wrong way to get aboard. WThen a train is in motion, the care ful passengers stand in the aisle, on the platform or steps. By so doing they will be Jerked down and nurse an injury, exemplifying one's folly and cause merriment to those rightfully in their seats. When a station is called, be sure to get up out of your seat and stand up in the aisle of the car before train stops. You will probably fall down when the brakes are applied, showing how easy it is to be careful. It is wise to be foolish. Always crowd passengers in alighting from trains. You will push some per son off the platform, knock yourself or others down and thereby be a gentle man and appreciated by the traveling public. Train employees should always leave platform doors and vestibules of cars open. This is care so passengers can slip through and sustain injuries. Vio late this rule and you will surely some day be left off the payroll. Station masters and agents should be careful to leave trucks, freight, mail sacks, express and other material ly ing scattered around on depot plat forms. This is the highest degree of care. It speaks volumes of praise for the management, as well as those who seek protection in such places. Never work for your company, but "agin" it. Train porters should always be care ful to see that aged persons and chil dren be permitted to help themselves on and off trains. This is regarded as courteous treatment and brings pat ronage to the road and praise to the management. One of the fundamental acts of care is never to keep platforms of stations well lighted for the accommodation of passengers. They can get around in the dark rater than by having a light. Passengers should always be engag ed in conversation when about to take or get off trains. Never look for a step or step-box. By so doing you would exercise care which is an act of self preservation and should not be indulged in. Moral Always look, think and har bor careless thoughts and your wish is generally gratified. TOPTVKA DAILY STATE GATHERED Panorama Photograph Showing " Oh, Wad Some Power the Giftie Gie Us . To See Oursel's as Others See Us By Nell Brinfcley 1 . ; Prkgjfc" i M.-eK- - . r- --.7- if ham,lv J11V T MM.M mm. f This pic isn't always so! You may break any rule an you will. But the little quotation above is a good thing to wish for desperately. No matter what a perfect blue stone you are, -there is most always a bit of a scratch on one of your facets that it might do your soul good to see. A scratch that is plain and deep to the eye of your dearest neighbor. You and I know women lovely of JOURNAL SATURDAY IN WASHINGTON SEES NEW PRESIDENT SWORN IN - 99'?S ' -e ....... Woodrow Wilson Delivering his Inaugural Address. drab - colored Maid conld see herself as one and pernaps many see skin and eye and hair, whose heart am ewoet and lovely in. tex ture as their flawless surface. They are what they seem to be. The faith ful image of the creature that their -amorous mirrors -give them back is the self-same one the world about them knows. - You and I know mediocre people colorless in soul as they are in form and face. They, too, are what they seem to be. As their mirror gives EVENING - MARCH 8, 1913- Copyright, 1913, by Journal-American-Examiner. them back, so they are to me erby. But you and I too know the Milady who is outwardly - perfection, ana dreams to herself that it goes all the way through, but who, if her dressing glass could by some sorcery reflect her as her world thinks her, would see a horned demon, envious of eye, unkind, and selfish, bitter of heart! If by some magic, she could see her self as' others see her! ner, sue " Ar. th. hrnnrlv drab-colored maid at her back, patiently drawing a jew eled brush through a cloud of hair you and I have known her, too. If she could turn and find the mirror magic for her, too and see herself as some one maybe every one, sees her a snow-white angel with such wings as never were, radiant of hair, lovely of face! . ' Maybe' if you will slip up on your mirror some day, little maid, when it 11 "T doesn't know, you may find the face of yourself, that other joiks Know, a-gazing back at you! Maybe you are a plain little mouse who yearns wor looks and love, and you will see the girl that you are to your friends a glorious tearing beauty. Maybe you are a delicious-seeming, bit of femininity and the girl you will see will need a lot of making over!