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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL WEDNESDAY EVENING- MARCH 19, 1913- i - 1mm Stora mi DMMkl rtarcbaadtea Tim Urf ml BaMaamhla UmmiUm A Special Purchase of Men's Suspenders at Half Price During his recent trip east, one of our buyers was offered a lot of men's suspenders at a low price provided he took the : whole lot. They are all new, with good elastic web, but they represent surplus quantities left on .the jobber's hands after regular orders were made up. . Hence the price concession. In the lot are silk web Suspenders with gold plated buckles and kid ends; the well known "Kady" brand in neat, narrow weB; "Uncle Sam" brand with round sliding elastic cord; the "Security" in neat patterns with non-corrosive brass buckles and kid ends ; suspenders that are all elastic and those with .elastic in the ends; some in guiot style; some with heavy lin en cord ends ; men's dress and work, also boys' suspenders in any pattern or color wanted. Priced as follows tomorrow: 75c and 50c Values 35c 50c Values for 25c Center Aisle Main Floor. 25c Values for 15c IT VVASAN ERROR Redaction of Shawnee Officials' Salaries. Senator Troutman Made Mis take in His Resolution. MUST WAIT 2 YEARS. Provident Loan Association BUI Did Not Pass. Charitable associations which had expected to launch provident loan as sociations in Kansas towns under the provisions of the Blakley bill, must wait another two years. The bill died on the calander in the senate in the final hours of the session. This fact was not discovered until a summary f the important measures enacted was compiled this week in the gov ernor's office. Following the adjournment of the 1913 session of the legislature, it was currently reported that the Blakley bill had become a law and that pro vident loan associations might be organized in Kansas towns for the aid of loan shark victims. A review of the work of the legislature, however, shows that while the bill passed the house more than two weeks before the close of the session and was messaged to the senate, that the measure was nver reached by the senate mem bers and died on the calendar when consideration of all bills stopped in both houses late last Thursday night. The Blakley bill was considered one of the most meritorious measures pre sented during the session. It provided aid for victims of the loan sharks operating in the larger towns of the state and practically legislated out of business the ten per cent a month II! it 11. HOUSE OF DEATH. Famous Structure in Chicago De stroyed by Fire. Chicago, March 19. The tragic ex istence of the "house of death," at 2359 Wentworth avenue, closed early today with its destruction by an in cendiary fire in which three lives were lost. Frank Pustella and his brother-in-law, Joseph Cavelieri. escaped with severe burns by jumping from a sec ond story window, but Mrs. Pustella and her daughters, aged 3 and 5 years, respectively, were overcome by smoke as they reached a window and per ished in the- flames. The house gained its name because of the fatalities which have occurred within the last ten years. ' A decade ago Jacob Werner opened a meat mar ket In the place. Within a short space of time hia entire family died and Werner committed suicide. Werner's clerk, Fred Kuntz, took the market, but shortly afterward his little daugh ter was scalded to death in a pickling vat and a week after this accident Kuntz was found dead under mysteri ous circumstances. The manner of his death has never been solved. The next was a man named Strauss, who was murdered in the house. A few weeks after that an unknown Italian crawled under the porch of the house and committed suicide. These inci dents were recalled by M. W. Schroe der, an undertaker in the neighbor hood. He said there had been others, but they had passed from his memory. VERDICT FOR $10,000 Miss Nicholas Gets Damages Against Street Railway. For injuries which are said to be of a permanent nature. Miss Gertrude Nicholas has been awarded a verdict in the sum of $10,000 against the To peka Railway company by a jury in the first division of the district court. The award is one of the highest for personal injuries ever awarded in a Shawnee county district court. Miss Nicholas says that she tripped and fell over a rail of the defendant company at the Green street crossing of Sardou avenutt in Oakland in No-, vember, 1911. Injuries received re sulted in the stiffening of her hip, which will be permanently stiff, the physicians declared. She sued for $25, 000. The jury decided she was en ttled to $10,000. Ban on Violence Pictures. Boston, March 19. Posters depict ing robberies, murder, suicide and oth er scenes of crime or violence must be removed from the entrance to mo tion picture houses in this city by an edict just issued by Mayor Fitzgerald. The mayor declares that minds of passersby, particularly children, are unduly excited by the pictures. Salaries of County Treasurer Matt Weightman and County Clerk Oscar Swayze will remain at J2.600 a year under the action of the Kansas legisla ture in enacting the new fee and salary bill. These salaries, the records show, were lowered from $3,000 to $2,600 on the motion of Senator James A. Trout man, of Shawnee county. Subsequent claims therefore that the decrease in these salaries was due to an error In the work of the senate and house clerks were erroneous. Practical admission of this fact was made Monday by Senator Troutman , when he sought through a resolution to correct the salaries. This is the senate record of Monday, this week, concerning the action on the fee and salary bill. "Senator Troutman introduced the following resolution and asked to have it considered at this time: "Whereas it appears by the Senate Journal and also by the amendment attached to house bill No. 578 that Senator Troutman offered an amend ment to section 2 thereof as follows: "Strike out 'five' in line 18. section 2, and insert six; 18 (a) 'more than 60, 000 and not more than 70,000, $2,600; (b) strike out 'five' in line 9 and insert seven and "Whereas it was not intended by Sen ator Troutman to offer such amend ment or any amendment similar there to to said section 2; "Now therefore, be it resolved by the senate, the house of representatives concurring therein, that the above and foregoing amendment was erroneously offered. That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the sen ate and published together with the original bill." No action was taken on this resolu tion. The senate record shows that Senator McMillan moved a postpone ment of consideration of this motion until 4:45 in the afternoon, that the motion prevailed and that the resolu tion was not again called up for con sideration before the final adjournment. Thus the salaries of the county clerk and treasurer of Shawnee county will be reduced from $3,000 to $2,600 a year in accordance with Senator Troutman's amendment to the original bill. This amendment was probably offered er roneously and unintentionally, but so far as this session of the legislature Is concerned, there is no opportunity to replace the original salaries of the offices. ligion, I don't feel any different than I did before." The former congressman sauntered aoout tne railroad station and talked with newspaper men until train time. Then just as he was being questioned about his health, he saw his train pulling out. He made a dash for the last coach, which he "flipped," grip in hand and cigar in teeth. THEIR COMMITTEES. Kansas Senators Fare Well on Assignments. NOT WHIPPED YET. "Uncle Joe" Cannon Says Republican Party' Has Not "Taken Count." Chicago, March 19. The Republi can party has not "taken the count," according to former Speaker Joseph G. Cannon, who passed through Chi cago on his way home to Danville, a private citizen for the first time since 1891. "I fully expect the Republican par ty to be back in the saddle four years hence," said "Uncle Joe." "We Republicans will remain Re publicans and the doors of the party always will be open to those who wish to enter as Republicans, with no ad jectives attached to their party label. "I don't care to discuss the question of a coalition between Progressives and Republicans. Such a combination would be impossible. "I am not out of politics," he con tinued. "But that does not mean I'll ever run for office again. I am out of office; but, like the man who got re- Washington, D. C, March ,19. In the Sixty-third congress the two Kan sas senators will hold good commit tee assignments. Only one of them Will TF t a CtlTTl mHtAP f'Vl - i r-m 'inchin and that will go to Senator Thompson! uesiuea Deing cnairman or the com mittee on PTnpnHiriirpia n f tho Honavt- ment of commerce and labor, Mr. Thompson will have the following committee assignments: agriculture and forpstrv ronana rtrtneovTra tinn . f national resources, Indian affairs, in terstate commerce, irrigation and rec lamation of arid In riri nrivilpirpa anil elections and public lands. iseing a Progressive Republican, Senator Brlstow was fortunate in be ing retained as a member on seven committees in which ho Vi -. o-iv-nn vice during the past four years. They me committees on claims, ex penditures in the postoffice depart ment, interoceanic canals, military af fairs, the Philippines, postoffices and postroads, and territories. In the last congress Mr. Bristow was a member of nine committees. This congress he will serve on eight. He Will be SllPrPPjIpd 1(3 fVialvmon f the committee on expenditures in the i postoffice department by ' Senator Vardaman of Mississippi. He will be eliminated from membership on the committee of audit and control of the contingent expenses of the senate and j given a place on the committee on banking and currency. T-i L- i n r i 1 1 1 t 1 senators have fared unusually well in committee assignments. The postmaster general has ordered the postoffice site at Mankato, Kan., to be changed on next July 1 to a site on the east side of Commercial street, between Jefferson and Main streets. Terra Cotta, Kan., postoffice will be discontinued on March 31. After that date mail to Carneiro. L. W. THAVIS. "INFLATED NONSENSE" Such Is Characterization of Bryan Speech by Newspaper. Brains of Tomorrow Find their foundation in food of today. Scientists have proven that the three vital elements of brain and nerve matter are water, albumen and phosphate of potash. Water and albumen exist plenti fully in everyday food meat, pota toes, etc., but phosphate of potash is often lacking-. London, March 19. Following up the Post's attack on William J. Bryan, the American secretary of state, for his speech at the St. Patrick's day banquet at Washington on Saturday evening, the Standard says: "If Mr. Bryan really expresses the views if the cabinet and the presi dent, the relations between Great Britain and the United States may en ter upon a phase which would be re- r,a.i ucu nun ejnieine regret oy a ma jority of the sensible, moderate per sons of both countries." The Standard describes Secretary Bryan's speech as "a fine example of virulent and inflated nonsense, which thp infprinr Iflnrt if H a .t .icrir,, . , 1 1 - when he want to catch Irish votes." The Standard ,-regrets the speech, which it says it is impossible to pass a. i ( i ' i uiuiaureiiun, just as tne Panama hill is r-nmirtcr 1 house, and fears that the Irish elec tioneering machinery will be brought to bear in favor of discriminatory tolls. "And," adds the paper, "if this is to receive the open support of the ad ministration, the prospects of a just and favorable settlement. would seem doubtful." ON LONG JOURNEY. Girl of Seven Year Travels 7,000 Miles Unaccompanied. Chicago, March 19 Leonora Cob bold, 7 years old, who made a trip alone from Victoria, B. C, to New York reached Chicago last night on the return journey, still unaccompanied.- About a month ago her father started her on a 7.000 mile journey to her grandparents' home in England after the death of her mother. At the gangplank in New York she was called back by a cablegram announcing the death of her grandmother, in Chelms ford, England. On instructions from her father the society for the prevention of cruelty to children took her in charge in' New York and after arrangements had been completed started her on the return journey to meet her father. She left shortly after midnight on the long leg of the trip. Is the Food of Today Because it is rich in the vital food elements, including- the or ganic phosphate of potash, that valuable mineral element stored by Nature under the outer shell of wheat and barley. This necessary element is lacking in white bread flour, but faith fully preserved in Grape-Nuts food which supplies true, well-balanced nourishment for body and brain. Tens of thousands eat their regular morning- dish of Grape Nuts and Cream. "There's a. Grocers everywhere sell Grape-Nuts. 99 Potteries Are Crippled. East Liverpool, Ohio. March 19. The strike of seven hundred girls em ployed in the finishing departments of potteries in this city, Wellsville, O., and Chester, and Newell, W. Va., to day crippled the operations of thirty clay products manufactories of this district. Operators say that a two day continuance of the strike will mean the closing down of the pot teries. This would throw 5,000 men out of employment. The girls struck because they were refused an increase from $1.05 and $1.10 to $1.50 per day. Judgment Against Newspaper. London, March 19. Judgment was given 4oday in the king's bench di vision for Attorney General Sir Rufus Isaacs and Postmaster General Her bert L. Simon against the French newspaper, Le Matin, for' libel in con nection with the -contract between the British government and the Marconi Wireless company. The newspaper was ordered to pay all the costs. The Matin imputed "gross corruption" to the cabinet members but later withdrew its charges and apologized. Pope Attends Celebration. Rome, March 19. Pope Pius today for the first time since his indisposi tion was present at a celebration of the mass outside of his bedroom. His sisters and niece also attended the ceremony. Among the numerous mes sages received by the pope in connec tion with his name-day today, were many from the United States, includ ing the telegrams from Cardinals Gib bons, Farley and O'Connell. Shellac Is Food. Boston, March 19. That shellac is food is the contention of the United States government in a suit for alleged violation of the pure food law, brought against a Boston company, which shipped shellac to a Knoxville, Tenn., candy concern. . United States pure food officials alleged that the shellac contained arsenic. mm t im For your Easter Novelty what ivould be more appropriate or appealing than "The Lucky Blue Bird " the emblem of Hap piness and Good Fortune. Z7e need feZ3uen'rdor ouriappin&ss " Sterling Silver Gilt, and Blue Enamel. Laces, Collar and Hat Pins, Spoons 60c to $2.25 See them in our window. Correct Jewelry marks the final touch of fashion to a perfect costume. Quality, stamped with the approval of fashion plus the requirements of good taste, most adequately de cribes the HAYDEN line. Jewelry, of the right sort, adds a touch of style an attrac tiveness to the most handsome costume. No matter what your requirements in this line you will find a wide choice range at this store of better quality. Many new novelties are being shown at this time and an early selection will pay you well. Diamonds and all other precious stones in plain and novelty settings. Also a pleasing variety of semi-precious stones in dainty ornamental designs. No matter what you have in mind to purchase, be it a large diamond of the first water or some simple little article of adornment, you KNOW that what you buy at HAYDEN'S will prove to be exactly as represented. When buying quality here, you pay no more than for the "other sort." Jus Jeweler I Hay den Optician 727 Kansas Avenue x.j . i.ut,. iJC.rAj.it, , jmjii PLEA FOR CORSETS. Women in Penitentiaries Should Be Allowed to Wear Them. Chicago, March 19. A stand was made for the right of women impri soned in penitentiaries to wear corsets by Mrs. Minona S. Jones at a meeting yesterday of the women's reformatory committee of the Illinois Women's Dem ocratic League. "When a woman loses her waistline, her self-respect goes also." said Mrs. Jones. "Forbidden the corset, she takes a step downward in the moral scale. She can't be good. One reason why women inmates of our jails are hard to reclaim is that they are not allowed to wear corsets. Give them pretty clothes and the surrounding of a reformatory, instead of a penitentiary, and they will make better wives for average men than the girls met in society." Rogues' Gallery Abolished. St. Louis, March 19. Chief of De tectives Allen has abolished - the rogues' gallery, which has been a con spicuous institution at police quarters since 1902. The seven thousand photographs In the gallery were placed in the files wnere sixty thous and other photographs are kept. Chief Allen thought it unfair to former prisoners to have their photos on public exhibition. Governor Signs Bill. Denver, March 19. Governor Am nions has signed the bill providing registration of tuberculosis cases with health authorities and fumigation of premises occupied by them. i GLASGOW 2H in. BELMONT 2H bu MEDORA 24 In. AlllVUW Notch COLLARS "Get the knack of the NOTCH 15c each 2 for 25c Claett. Peabody A Co.. Mtten Shellabarger & Son UNDERTAKERS Parlor 120-22 W. 5 th St. Phoavs 373 SEED POTATOES All Kinds. Red River, Ohio, per bu....60o Red River Triumphs, per bu. $1 Red River Irish Cobbler. per bu $1.10 Red River Early Rose, bu..75c So. Dakota Early 6 Weeks, per bu. 70c Red Peach Blows, per bu..$l.00 Kaw Valley Cobblers, bu.,.85c Kaw Valley-Ohios, per bu..fiOc Small Red Rivers, per bu. ..50c HAYS SEED HOUSE Kverything In Seeds. 524-520 N. Kansas Ave.. Top" Capitol Building and Loan Association Will Loan on Real Estate "Repayable Monthly Call for Information. SSI Kansas Ave. J L U. PENWELL Undertaker and Embalmer. THOMAS E. JONES. Assistant. Phone 182. 508-510 Quins- K.