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THE TOPEKV DAILY STATE JOTJWAT; SATURDAY EVENING- MARCH 15,1913.
15 LOCAL NEWS EVENTS OF THE PAST WEEK AS DEPICTED BY PARSONS MOSCAX TTTESDAX MeKDXESDtiX THURSDAY . FBXDJLX sScJb I SV JfFk. xm ; s NOW- ftD-tt3 Oi-Nb- A Vou-NOr r J Local minister plays a tack olo on Billard and gets few hammer Senate spreads eagle feathers, good Legislative investigating committee Topeka gets her regular biennial Legislators retire to their homes leaving a few of the faithful to con- The Beers murder case becomes results, will and presents to presiding officers, decides Doc. Crumbine is not so bad. jolt anent the paving claim. with baggage and enthusiasm, duct funeral services over 35th session matter of unfinished legal business. WORK WILL START The Commercial Club Many 3few Flans. Has One Committee After Inter urban Railway Lines. ANOTHER WANTS UNION DEPOT Factory Aid Plan Will Be in Operation. List of Topeka Factories Is Be ing Prepared. When the 1913 committees of the Commercial club are announced in the March issue of the Commercial Club Bulletin there will be two new committees in the list. They will be the union depot and the interurban railway committees. According to the secretary of the club, J. Will Kelley, an effort will be made in the direction of procuring for Topeka interurban lines connect ing with outlying districts. The union depot project will also be taken up by the committee which will be appoint ed for the purpose. This is the first intimation of an or ganized move on the part of the Com mercial club towards an interurban system. The committee will go thor oughly into the proposition. ' Mr. Kelley stated that now that the attention of the business men is not turned towards legislative proceedings th efforts of the Commercial club will be directed towards undertakings that have been mapped out by the or ganization. For Factory Aid Plan. Steps will be taken by the promo tion committee for putting the factory air plan into actual operation. An ef fort will be made to increase material ly the fund which Is now about $125, 000. Not long since a branch of the Ros- well manvifacturing plant, with head quarters In Jicw Mexico, was opened in a portion of the building formerly owned by the Smith Automobile com pany. A dozen men are employed manufacturing and perfecting orchard heaters or smudge pots. It is the hope of the promotion committee to keep this concern here permanently, and if possible to bring the main fac tory to Topeka, Numerous inquiries have been re ceived by Secretary Kelley since the factory aid plan was first agitated by concerns that might be induced to lo cate In Topeka, If the club lands sev eral factories In the course of the next year they will consider that they have been doing well. The March Issue of the Commercial Club Bulletin will contain a list of manufacturing concerns doing busi ness in Topeka. This list will be run for several months until it is complete. Secretary Kelley requests the manage ment of all firms not included in the list published in this month's issue of the official publication of the club to let him know of the omission. Will Issue Booklet. It is also desired to publish a list of all available buildings which could be used for factory purposes, and sites that could be utilized for the erection of factory buildings. At a later date all this Information will be published in booklet form for the benefit of firms contemplating coming to Topeka. There is at present time a firm that desires a location about 75x25 feet in size, preferably on the west side of Kansas avenue. Secretary Kelley requests the mem bers of the Commercial club who have any preference as to what committees serve on, to let him know of the fact. Here is a list of the committees which will be appointed: Membership, civic improvement, promotion, street light ing, conventions, roads and bridges, agriculture, parks and playgrounds, transportation, trade extension, state and national legislation, municipal legislation, schools and education, pub licity, street railway and telephone, union depot, and interurban railway. Building Permits. Weather conditions have not been conducive to great activity in building and realty circles in the last week. As soon as the weather becomes more steady, however, all will be life. Following is a list of building per mits issued this week: J. W. Thompson, remodel and addi tion to building, 140 Emmett street. .$2,000 E. A. varring, one and one-half story dwelling, 715 West Thirteenth street 2,500 G. C. Wegele, one story store build ing, 1131 Kansas avenue 1,500 Miscellaneous items .'. 500 Total ..- $6,500 WOMEN'S CLUBS. The Vignette club will meet Tues day with Mrs. John Chaney. Miss Lane, of the State university, will con duct the lesson which will be a study of the last chapter of the "Return of the Druses," and the first chapter of "The Blot on the Scutcheon." At a meeting of the Good Govern ment club Thursday, the officers who served last year were re-elected for another term. They are: Mrs. Lee Monroe, president; Mrs. Emma Sells Marshall, first vice president; Mrs. J. D. McFarland, second vice president; Mrs. E. E. Roudebush, secretary; Miss Gertrude Barnes, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Lucia O. Case, auditor, and Mrs. Fred Farnsworth, treasurer. Most of the candidates for the city election spoke before the club, and about 200 members of the club attend ed the meeting. The Thursday Study club met Thursday with Mrs. H. S. Putney at her home on Clay street. Mrs. Put ney, who was elected president for next year, was obliged to resign on ac count of ill health, and Mrs. G. Law rence was chosen to fill the vacancy. Papers were read at the meeting by Mrs. S. L. Nelson and Mrs. W. S. Amos. A council meeting of the General Federation of Women's clubs will be held in Washington, E. C, April 21, 22, 23 and 24. Added interest is lent to the occasion because it is the twenty-third anniversary of the formal launching of the general federation. These council meetings have grown to be of immense importance to more than a million women. The council Is held in the years between the biennial conventions, and is advisory but non legislative. It canvasses the afffairs of the federation In an intimate con clave that is productive of excellent suggestions and plans. It is composed of the board of directors, presidents of state federations, presidents of Indi vidual clubs in direct membership with the general federation, chairmen of de partments of work, and of general fed eration state secretaries. The April meeting takes on special interest on account of being held in the rational capital. Today when women are especially alive to public questions and their relation thereto, Washington is alluring as the theater of discussion of matters of public con cern. Mrs. P. V. Pennypacker, the president of the federation, will be in attendance. One of the new standards which she has set for the general fed of the ways she is securing It is by a letter written regularly to cover ques tions of special interest to club wom en. This letter appears in the gener al federation magazine. A brilliant general program will be given, and there will be a trip to Mt. Vernon, a day in Baltimore, and other attractive features of entertainment. Upon a call issued by the presidents of sixteen state suffrage associations, the suffragists of the Mississippi valley states attended a conference In Chica go in May, and the conference decided to hold another session in 1913. The committee on arrangements announces that the conference will be held in the Buckingham hotel in St. Louis, April 2. 3 and 4. The general topic of the conference will be "Campaign Methods." The St. Louis suffragists will furnish entertainment of lodging and breakfasts for those who wish it. Those who desire such entertainment should send their names to Mrs. Wil lard Bartlett, 4257 Washington Boule vard, St. Louis. The states represent ed in the conference will be: Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missis sippi, Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Okla homa, Nebraska, Louisiana, South Dakota and Missouri. A delegation of Kansas women, In cluding a number of Topeka people, wil go to St. Louis for the conference. The W. T. K. club will meet Tues day, March 18, with Mrs. W. Ei. Scot ton, 611 Clay street. Some Topeka women who were in Washington at the time of the inaug uration and who saw the suffrage marchers when they arrived in the city, report that the condition of the suffragists has been much misrepre sented; that their shoes were not worn to tatters, and that they did not have the appearance of fanatical frumps at all, as many of the reports would lead one to believe. ' Miss Rosalie Jones, the leader, is young and hand some and wealthy. She is socially prominent In her city and is much ad mired' in many -ways. Last summer Mrs. Jonathan Thomas, of Topeka, spent the season at a summer resort in the east, and became well acquaint ed with Miss Jones, who was living at MRS. BOWSER TELLS IT. The Evening Began Wrong, Turned Out Happily. but I knew that I was in for it. If Mr. Bowser came home feeling good-natured there might be only a few "humphs" of disgust, but if things at the office- had gone wrong then he would break loose. I had three hours in which to make up my mind, and when he arrived I had decided what to do. m , the same place. Miss Jones was that time much interested in suffrage and the campaign in Kansas in parti cular which was as yet undecided. mames?m.K;9 mti? rKiSSSiSSiSSsSSJS?1. 'fear Raphael iirraandem. Raphael Hernandez, minister of im provements in the cabinet of former President Madero of Mexico, is in the United States. He says that should he eration is a closer interrelation of lo- return to Mexico during the reign of cai, state and national bodies, and one ' Huerta he would undoubtedly be killed The Celebrated Cook Book "Royal Baker & Pastry Cook" FREE. Send your address. ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO, NEW YORK. Royal is absolutely pure and wholesome, the best in every way, of all the baking powders. It makes food of finest flavor, and adds anti-dyspeptic qualities thereto. It has greater leavening strength and is therefore the most economical. fc J in Si You see, the other afternoon a mes senger boy brought our cook a tele gram to the effect that her sister living ten miles away, was very ill and wanted to see her at once. She was ready to leave in half an hour, and I took hold of the work and had a good dinner awaiting Mr. Bowser when he reached home. He entered the house in a pleasant mood, but no sooner had I broken the news to him about the cook than he said: "I thought it was about time for another klckup! By John, but can't you keep a girl for 15 minutes with out a row?" "We haven't changed girls in five months," I replied, "and there would have been no change now but for sickness. Annie will probably be back in a day or two. Meanwhile I can do the cooking." "Meanwhile I have go to live on crusts and bones and feel that things are upside down!" he growled. "If there's a worse run house in America I'd like to know where it's located. The cook has no sick sister. She sim ply made that an excuse to get away from here. All your cooks do that when they can't stand your ways." "What is wrong with my ways, Mr. Bowser?" "Everything. You crush a girl to the earth. You grind her to a pulp. You are around with your nose cocked up and demand tha she get down on her knees to you. I have always pitied them from the bottom of my heart, poor things!" "That's probably the reason why two of them said you made googoo eyes and tried to fMrt, and two others called you an old hen and wouldn't stay, even when I offered to increase their wages!" "Woman, do you know what you are saying?" "I do." "Then by the great horn spoon, but I feel like boxing your ears! I make googoo eyes at your cook! I try to nirt witn ner: l l ' "Be calm, Mr. Bowser. There is no need of any quarrel over this thine I have made up my mind that you wouia come nome to talk just as you have done, and I determined on my course. I have my trunk nearly yacKea. aiiu you u - go nome to your motner: ' "I will." "And there'll be a separation and a divorce? "Certainly." "And and " "And that's all. After three or four years you can marry someone who'll run your house to suit your ideas. "I was going to propose this very step, Mrs. Bowser, and it's the most sensible thing you have said in six months. Yes, divorce - is inevitable, but, of course, I shall see that you are well provided for as to alimony." Neither of us ate any of the dinner I had been to such pains to cook. I left the table set and went un to my room and began to bang my trunk around, and after a few minutes I slipped softly downstairs to find that Mr. Bowser had taken off his coat. rolled up his sleeves and was clear ing off the table and washing un the dishes. 'So it's separation and divorce!" he mused as he worked. "All right. It was bound to come sooner or later and why not now? When a wife will take a crowbar and pound on the piano to make her hard working hus band $25 extra expense it's time there was a divorce. I've talked and talked, but it has done no good. She's got some good points about her, but it will have to be have to be." He grumbled away below his breath while he was taking down the roller towel to use as a dish towel, and then I heard him say: "Wonder what the mother-in-law will say about it? I know, however. She 11 give me an awful roast Shouldn't wonder, if she'd come right down here and do her song and dance act and make it bad for me. She's got a way about her to make a fel low's hair stand up. Mebbe I was a little hasty mebbe so. If Mrs. Bow ser hadn't walked off and left mo to wash these dishes " I had to go up to the sitting room to . avoid discovery, and 20 minutes later he found me there. Neither of us spoke. Both sat down and stared in va cancy. A woman can beat a man at a waiting game, and after a quarter of an hour I tired Mr. Bowser out. He began to shuffle his feet and twiddle his thumbs and at length got up and went into the library. I listened at the keyhole and as he walked to and fro I heard him say: "She sits there like a bump on a log and says nothing. If she expects me to speak first, she'll get badly left." He was quiet for a moment, during which he kicked the dictionary across the floor and banged a chair about, and then he resumed: "Mrs. Bowser has got her trunk packed and will want to go in the morning, and I don't know what in thunder I'm going to do. I can't get a housekeeper in here, and I'll be hanged if I go to a hotel or boarding house. What did she want to fire up the way. she did for? She knows my little ways and has always put up with them till this time, but the min ute I began to talk she said she'd been packing her trunk to go home. Never was so astonished in my life, btft. of course. I had to tell her to trot along. By gun! By gun!" I heard him approaching the door and I got back into the sitting room. He came in after a moment, trying hard to look careless, and after pac ing up and down he took a chair and remarked that it was snowing out doors. I replied that it was possible. He said that we'd had very little snow thus far this winter. I replied that I hadn't been inter ested. He then took the cat on his lap and asked if I thought her eyesight was failing. He then skipped from cat to mother-in-law and hoped she was well. She is well, thank you. Then Mr. Bowser began to shuffle and twiddle again, and in another minute he rose up and returned to the library. I took up my former posIt tion just in time to hear him say: "The old girl's got her back up for fair this time. She ought to see that I'm doing my best to make up with her, but she won't have it. Wonder if she expect3 me to get down on my knees to her. . I won't do it if I die for it, but it puts me in a hole just the same. What in the old Harry is going to become of me if she goes?" Then he got mad and kicked . that poor dictionary back again, and back and forth the other way, and it was two minutes before he went on: "Bowser, you are an old crank! Durn your cats, but why do you jump on anybody with both feet the way you do? You come home and find that the cook has been called away by sickness legitimate sickness and you immediately begin to blow and bluster and walk around on Mrs. Bow ser. Yes, you are an old crank, and you've got yourself into a nice fix Absolutely Pure and of Fine Quality Baker's Breakfast Cocoa is a Delicious and Wholesome Drink Made by a perfect mechanical process, without the use of chemicals, thus preserving the delicate natural flavor, aroma and color characteristic of high-grade cocoa beans. Be sure that you get the genuine with the trade-mark on the package. Registered. B's-rto4 WALTER BAKER CSL CO. Limited Established 1780 DORCHESTER, MAS& Louis Van Dorp 509 Jackson Street, Topeka Galvanized Iron, Slate, Tin Work J. L. EDDY, CONTRACTOR 110 East 9th Street, -Phone 1625, Repairing and Jobbing at last! What you want to do is to go right down there and chuck that woman under the chin and beg her pardon and No, you can't do that. You want to put on your hat and overcoat and go out and slam the door behind you. She'll probably get scared and come down off her high horse and call you back, and then you can make up without loss of dignity." I got out of the way, and Mr. Bow ser put his plan in operation. It didn't work. He stood on the steps for five minutes, waiting for a call, and when none came he re-entered the house with crestfallen demeanor. Hanging up his hat on the hall-tree, he came back into the sitting room and stood and looked at me. I returned his gaze. "I am cantankerous old fellow," he blurted out, "while you are you are" "While I'm an angel." "Yes, you are that, and I want to say " "So do I. I'm not- going home to mother in the morning." Then Well, then, Mr. Bowser and I had a happy evening together, and in his exuberance of spirits he lifted the cat to his shoulder and went dancing around the room like a boy 10 years old. I think he'll be good for at least a week to come. (Copyright, 1913, by the Associated Literary Press.) YOU WILL LIKE California Because there you will have a chance to succeed. There cli mate, soil and water. In conjunc tion with intelligent labor, work wonders. Alfalfa, fruits, garden truck, poultry and dairy prod ucts point the way to more than a mere living. Colonist Excursions March 15 to April 15 1913. Then one-way second class tickets from Topeka. to Los Angeles, San FranciscoVSan J)K ego and to jnany'other points in California will be sold for J SO. Corresponding far from points on other lines in connec tion with the Santa Fe. Liberal stopover privileges. . Two fast trains daily from To peka carry tourist sleepers and free chair cars. Harvey meals. For tickets, reser vations, informa tion and copy of "San Joaquin Val ley" folder, apply to . . I T. lu King, City Passenger AgU, Topeka, Kan. J Capitol Building and Loan Association Will Loan on Real Estate Repayable Monthly Call for Information. 534 Kansas Ave. J L. M. PENVELL Undertaker and Embalmer. THOMAS E. JONES. Assistant. Phono 192. 508-510 Quincy 6U A