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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, January 02, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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thh TcrnnA daily jooialii2Ay .'itt:
L"3."EV TO TBJSiii
Quarter of m KllUon for' Tele
phone Improvements. .
the rajah has- belt seeaptared and as
punishment for hia deed, the young
man Is sentenced to be devoured by
hia pet User. Maddened by the fall ore
; of hia plan, the monarch orders wild
I lions sent into t-eaetosure. com
rt Coat
431.433 fcAKSAS AVZirZ
pelling- tne giri to -witness the conflict
front the royal boat The . tame tiger
cornea to the assistance at his master,
and in a frensy of rashness, the rajah
attempts to make r away with the
youth by his own hands, but the vic
torious User makes short work of the
princely villain. Thrilling; scenes are
the order of the film throughout, end
ins; with the overthrow of the rajah's
brother who succeeded to the throne,
and who -had planned the extermina
tion of both the girl and her lover.
Missouri and Kansas Com
pany's Work Here.
Final Qean-Up of All Vinter LZ37c!:czl::3
At prices listed below aU fjcinsf at to cfi;
- - . i
Aid .i"1 "Max o:;ici?. co:;ds
50 Sjpo
i Chlhuuhua, Mexico. Jan. 2. Six
weeks ago called the Rockefeller of
Mexico, General Luis Terrazas today
is all but penniless. His fifteen mil
lions of acres in the state of Chihuahua,
comprising two-thirds of the common
wealth, have been seized by General
Villa. Hundreds of houses in the city
of Chihuahua which belonged to. Ter
razas, as well as his holdings in banks
and factories and mines have been tak
en away from him, and he is now a
$100,000 MORE
IN 1914
To show to the people of Topeka
our appreciation for their splendid
co-operation in making 1913 our
banner year, we are going to start
the New Tearwith a record-breaking
Cut Price Sale. Many prices
will be profitless. Help us to make
1914 s sales $100,000 bigger.
SUGAR Very Finest
Granulatsd 01
23 lbs. for 0 I
Ben Hur White Laundry
Soap, 10 bars for -.31c
Buster Boy Tomatoes, No. 3 size
cans, extra choice, a ISc can
for 10c; dozen $1.20
Tomatoes, Buster Boy Brand, No. 2
size cans, 2 10c cans for 15c
dozen j .o
Two 10c Cans for 15c
No. 3 size cans Milk White
No. 3 size cans Golden Pumpkin
No. 2 size cans Red Kidney
2 10c cans for 15c; dozen... 90c
Corn Iowa Sweet Sugar, 2 10c
cans for 15c; dozen 75c
Corn Fancy Maine, 2 15c cans
. for 23c; dozen $1.30
Peas Sweet Marrowfat, 2 10c
cans for 15c; dozen 90c
Peas Sifted Early June, 2 15c
cans for 23c; dozen $1.35
Sauer Kraut, fancy quality, a
15c can for 10c; dozen . . . .$1.10
Red Pitted Cherries, No. 2 size
cans, 2 cans for 35c; doz. . .$1.90
We give and Redeem Premium
Stamps Ask for a Stamp Book!
Table Peaches, No. 3 size cans,
per can, 15c; dozen $1.05
Table Apricots, No. 3 size cans,
per can, 15c; dozen $1.05
The famous Pride of Topeka,
extra high patent, special,
per 48-lb. sack $1.19
A 1 Brand, high patent, spe
cial, per 48-lb. sack $1.09
We sell more items in the
grocery line at less than the reg
ular selling price than any other
cash or credit store in America.
Topeka Cup Coffee excels in
flavor, every pound guaran
teed, spec, tomorrow, per lb. .25c
Crackers and Cakes.
Partaka Biscuit, 3 5c pkgs. for. 10c
Graham Crackers, 2 10c pkgs.
for ..I5c
Fresh Snappy Ginger Snaps, 2
lbs. for 15c
All 6c pkg. cakes, 6 for 25c
All 10c pkg. cakes, 3 for. . . . . . ,25c
Per Can 45c
Soda Midgets, a large size, san
itary non-returnable can. No
charge for the can, per can, 45c
Catsup, Snyder's or Blue Label,
a 25c bottle for .20c
Breakfast Cocoa, in bulk, per
x- 28c
Chocolate, W. H. Baker's, -
lb. cake, for jjjc
Cocoa, W. H. Baker's, a 25c
can for 2c
Crisco, for. cooking, a 25c can
for aoc
Pancake Flour, Old Mohawk
brand, special at 2 10c pkgs.
for ' 15c
Pure Vermont Maple Syrup,
special, per quart 45c
largest Grocery Business In
There's a Reason.
several long ones
worth up to
' refugee without money or home. His
vast holdings have been divided among
the widows and orphans of rebels who
have lost their lives in the present re
Lais Terrazas.
Terrazas was the wealthiest man in
Mexico, - Second, to him in. wealth in
the state of Chihuahua was Enrique
creeL his son-in-law. Creel was for
merly ambassador at Washington and
minister of foreign affairs under Diaz.
Like Terrazas, he is a stanch supporter
of General Huerta. So his vast hold
ings also have been taken by the rebels.
Terrazas obtained the nucleus for his
fortune, estimated all - the way from
$100,000,000 to 1150,000,000. through the
gift of 6,000,000 acres of public land by
the government nearly half a century
ago for his services in clearing the
state of Chihuahua of brigands and for
his work on behalf of the nation dur
ing the war with France. One of his
most notable exploits was his organiza
tion of a force of volunteers who, un
der his command, captured this city
from a band of several hundred ban
dits who had defeated the federal gar
rison and caused the constituted offi
cials of the government to flee for their
lives. As a reward Terrazas was made
governor of the state, which office he
filled many years. His successor was
Mr. Creel, his son-in-law.
It was General Terrazas's ownership
of such an enormous area of land and
his possession of other properties of
great value, together with the fact that
he paid to the state and federal gov
ernment an insignificant amount of
taxes upon his holdings, that caused
discontent among the masses of the
people of the state and led largely to
the organization of the revolution
which resulted in placing Madero in
General Villa, who has now declared
himself governor of Chihuahua, says
that no part of the wealth of Terrazas'
and Creel ever will be returned.
Following are observations of the United
States weather bureau for tbe twenty-
f mi i" hniir. atrirl i no. a t 1 n'nlnitl, l. t
Rain or
Low. snow.
38 .0
30 .0
28 .0
16 .0
24 .0
10 .0
38 .0
30 .18
30 .0
30 .0
26 ' .0
64 .0
30 .01
28 .0
24 .
40 ".0
62 .0
2 .0
20 " .0
20 .18
40 .0
26 .0
28 T
42 , .0
62 .0
30 .0
18 .08
48 '. T
20 .0
24 .0
.0 '
26 .02
42 .0
28 .0
46 .24
22 .0
S4 .14
SO .46
34 .02
62 .0
46 .08
10 .0
32 .M
4 '
28 .0
28 T
26 T
32 t .0 ,.
- 8 .02
'34 ' .12
10 , Jtt
Stations High
Abilene. Tex 76
Amarilh, Tex.... 62
Boise, Idaho 36
Boston, Mass 26
Buffalo, N. Y 28
Calgary, Alb 34
Charleston, S. C 44
Chicago, 111 30
Cincinnati, Ohio 34
Columbus, Ohio
Concordia, Kan...-.
Corpus Christl, Tex... 68
Denver, Colo SO
Des Moines, la 36
Do-lee City, Kan 52
Duluth. Minn 24
Edmonton. Alb 18
. El Paso, Tex 68
Galveston. Tex 58
Havre, Mont 30
Helena, Mont 38
Huron, 8. D 42
, Jacksonville Fla 56
Kamloops, B. C '30
- Kansas City, Mo 42
Little Rock. Ark GO
Los Angeles. Cal 58
Modena, Utah 48
Moorehead. Minn 30
New Orleans, La 66
New York N. Y 32
North Platte. Neb..... 50
Oklahoma City 46
Orraha, Neb.. SS ,
Phoenix. Arts g
Pittbunf. Pa 36
Portland. Ore 62
Prince Alhert. fas.... 10
Paoid City. 8. D 42
Poswell, N. M 72
St. Joseph, Mo.-... ..A. 38
St. Louis. Mo 89
St. Paul. Minn 28
Salt Lake Utah 44
8n Franclco. Cal
Seattle. Wsh 60
Pherldxn Wvo .. 38
8"rlnfleM. Til 34 -
S-lf current. 8as.. 10
Toledo Ohio , s
rf M"on. D. C 40
, WVhlta, Kan 34 .
" WllMston. N. I 30
Wlnnemueca. Nev
Winnlpe. Man........ M
Large Increase la Namber of
Calls Oyer Year 1913.
Improvements aggregating in cost a
quarter of a million dollars are being
completed by the Missouri ft Kansas
Telephone company in Topeka. The'
work was started last May an.l will
be entirely completed within ninety
day The inr.provemei ts for the bet-i
terment of the system here are more
comprehensive than anything under-.
taken in Missouri and Kansas territory '
with the possible exception of Kansas
City. Mo., where the traffic is heavier!
than at Topeka. I
The first undertaking in the list of I
improvements was started last May.
It consisted of pulling down unsightly
poles In the bus1ncs section of the .
city and installing block cabling at a
cost of $20,000. The cables are at
tached to the business buildings
usually above the second story les
sening the fire risk. There is now no
network of wire to hinder the work
of the fire department.
New .cables have been installed in
Highland Park and tributary leads
have been rebuilt at an expenditure
of $12,000. In Oakland $20,000 is be
ing spent in installing new cables and
rebuilding all aerial leads. Along the
white way, from Railroad to Gordon
street, underground conduits have
been put in at a cost of $5j000. The
poles were taken down.
Improvements in Resident District.
In the residence districts of the city
$35,000 is being spent in improving.
the service a dollar here and a dollar ;
there. Terminals of the latest type'
are being put in to replace those of
a less modern pattern. Distributing
wires are being replaced and resi-i
dences rewired where there is a possi-l
bility of bettering the service.
The improvements are not being
confined to the city of Topeka. In,
Shawnee county two nunared ana
sixteen miles of rural leads are being
overhauled this is within a radius of
about si-;tn miles of Topeka. One
hundred miles, have already been cov
ered by the wire men. General repair
work is being done. New poles axe I
being put in where required, and trees
trimmed in case they are interfering
with the wires.
For additional equipment in the
operating room at the central office
on Jackson street $60,000 has been
spent. There are nine new positions
on the local switch board, three of
which are being occupied by 'phone
girls at the present time. - The im
provements have been made with a
view to the growth of the system in
the nex few years. : There are four
additional toositions at the toll switch.
A new toll chief operator's desk has
been installed. J There is a new "serv
ice observing board with two posi
tions, and a four position Information
Now 10S Positions in Service.
There are now 108 local operators
in the service and twenty-five toll
operators. In the busy hours there
are thirty-nve gins occupying -positions"
at the local boards.
Aside from the regular operators at
the local switch there are four super
visors, the chief operator, assistant
operator, and two information opera
tors. Each supervisor is expected to
see to it that the girls in about nine
positions answer calls promptly and
are courteous.
At the observation board two experts
in operation observe tbe work of the
operators. One ascertains whether or
not the girls on the local board are
doing their work properly and the
other keeps track of the work of the
operators at the toll switch. The obser
vation board, which was installed at a
cost of $5,000, is connected with each
multiple. The operators are not aware
when their work is being observed.
The observers time the girls in answer
ing patrons of the company, note the
language they use, etc.
School Room for Instruction.
The local Bell company is one concern
that pays girls to learn the business.
One of the important Improvements
made was the equipment of a school
room at a cost of $10,000. A 30-day
course in operating is offered and the
girls are paid a salary while they are
in training. A model switch board
with five local positions and one toll
pesition enables the "students" to have
practical training. Calls are origina
ted by the instructor which they must
answer in approved style. The equip
ment has been installed since the first
of December. Prior to that time the
girls got the theory of the work, but
not so much actual operating experience.
They are now thoroughly trained before
they are allowed to take regular po
sitions at the local or . toll switch
boards. A competent Instructor is at
the head of the school. At the present
time there are but three girls In
training, but the number will be in
creased soon.
The school is a necessity as the
shafts of Cupid cause many a phone
girl to give up her position in the
course of a year.
P. J. Ramsey, division plant super
intendent for the Missouri and Kansas
Telephone company with headquarters
at St. Joseph. Mo., is In general charge
of the Improvement work in Topeka.
He has under him a force of 90 men.
According to A. J. Mackey. manager
at Topeka, there was an Increase at
Topeka of about 20 per cent in phone
calls in 1913 over the previous 'year.
The day before Christmas the operators
handled more than 100.000 calls the
largest number in the history of the
local office. The normal number of
calls is 75,000. There has been an in
crease in the toll business. ,
In connection with its regular pro
gram today and tomorrow, the Best
theater is showing a remarkable four
reel production. "A Prisoner in the
Harem," introducing a terrific battle
between a lion and a tiger. The story
deals with the desire of an Indian
rajah for the daughter of a' miser. He
wants her as an addition to his harem,
although she is affianced to a peasant
youth. She is captured and taken to
the -palace, bat her sweetheart, -with
tne aia 01 nut trained tiger, aids her
to escape. Her freedom la short, as
Bankers Fear an Income As
ssment Raise Objection. .
' On reports from Kansas bankers
that they feared an order from W. H.
Osborne, internal revenue commissioner,-
which would list municipal bonds
for taxation under the federal income
tax. State Treasurer Earl Akers and
several banks today sent telegrams to
Washington urging that the order be
withheld. Such an order, if made,
would impair Kansas municipal secur
ities which are now exempt from state
taxation and have been freely handled
by Kansas banks and bankers. - 1
Several Topeka bankers who are
familiar with the new income tax law.
however, declare that the new federal
act specifically exempts municipal
bonds and securities. ' They do not
anticipate that the government will
attempt to place these securties under
the provisions of the income tax law.
"The law provides specifically that
municipal bonds shall be exempt from
the provisions of the law." said Elmer
E. Ames of the Central National bank
and. president of the Bankers' Deposit
Guaranty & Surety company. "In my
opinion there is no danger that mu-j
nicipal bonds will be taxed." ' I
Information that the Osborne order
was to be made was sent to the state
treasurer's office by several banks
and bankers. Such an order would
have a decidedly depressing effect- on ,
municipal securities and- any effort to j
bring them under the' provisions of.
the income tax law will result in a
most vigorous protest - from Kansas
banks which deal heavily in these col
laterals. ' -
An Attorney Qttesttonsr Right of the
Court to Fay the Expenses. ..
Kansas City. Jan. 2. A plea, to end 1
the prosecution of Dr. B. Clark Hyde,
three times tried on the charge of
murder of Col. Thomas H. Swope, was
made before the Jackson county court
today, by J. D. Showalter, an attorney
of Independence, Mo., where CoL
Swope lived. Mr. Showalter contend
ed that the court's agreement to pay
the expenses for the fourth trial ; of
Hyde up to $16,000 had gone beyond
the statutory rights of the court. The
fourth trial is set to open Jan. 12. -
The county prosecutor has a con
tingent fund of $J500 yearly. Mr.
Showalter said, and the court cannot
take money from other sources and
apply it to the expense of a criminal
trial. -.
"Mr. Showalter seems to have the
law," said one of the judges, after the
attorney had finished. "If Mr. jo
zelle, county counselor, desides that
Mr. Showalter is right, the Hyde trial
may be postponed indefinitely or
called off altogether." -
Thomas . Taylor of Belvidere Found
Dead in Bed. . .
Belvidere, Kan., Jan. 2. Thomas
Taylor. 80 years old, president of the
Farmers State bank. Greensburg, Kan.,
and wealthy cattleman, was found dead
in bed early today at his ranch near
here.' Mr. Taylor accompanied a ship
ment of cattle to Kansas City just be
fore Christmas. Forty years ago , he
was a cowboy in Wyoming. He came
to Kansas and got a Job driving cat
tle. He saved his money and bought
cheap land where he has raised live
stock for more than 30 years. He never
married. His estate is valued at $200,
000. He has relatives who live at Great
Bend and in England.
Road Takes Off a Train,
to Sc. Louis.
The Rock Island Lines has taken off
its 11:35 evening train from Kansas
City to St. Louis. The Rock Island is
one of the five roads which have agreed
to take off the late night trains.
The only night train on that road
between the two Missouri cities, leaves
Kansas City shortly after o'clock. - A
Pullman sleeper will be put on at To
peka and by close connection, the 7
o'clock evening Topeka-Kansas City
train will make connection - with tbe
St. Louis one and will go direct to that
city. ' The reason for. the cutting off of
the late . evening tram, according to
railroad officials, is to decrease the op
erating expenses and strengthen tbe re
trenchment plans adopted by many
Clothes Ignited While "., Removing
Atchison. Kan.. Jan. 2. Mrs. C
Knights. 75 years old, was burned se
verely at her home in Effingham today.
Mrs. Knights was removing ashes from
a coal stove. Her dress caught fire and
her body was burned. Two girls who
make their home .with Mrs. Knights
found her in an unconscious condition.
Two daughters. Mrs. Will Human and
Mrs. K. E- Hawk.. live in Effllngham.
- Scottish Rite Funeral Notice.
. The' funeral of . our late BroCier
Charles Wolff, thirty-second degree,
will be. held tomorrow. Saturday, after
noon at 2.30 o'clock, from the First
Presbyterian church. It is the desire
that the Scottish Rite Funeral Service
shall be held at the church. The mem
bers of the Scottish Rite, fourteenth
degree to thirty-third degree, will as
semble at the Masonic Temple at 2:00
o'clock sharp, and proceed from there
to the church in a body. A full attend
ance of members is desired,
i- Hy ordr :oC'tb -foir snasters...
- WM. M BHATOsl, Brgtatrar
Furriichings 1
300 Boys' Suits, up to $5.00 Choice. . $2.95
10c White Handkerchiefs for. .......... .3c
25c Wool Socks for ................. . .19c
25c Paris Garters for. 15c
10c Gray Socks for ,4c
$1.00 Heavy Mitts for . . . .... ........ .48c
Golf Gloves for .25c
$1.50 Kid Gloves for . . . . '. ........... .95c
Choice of any $3.50 Hat in the home for $1.00
Boys' 25c Suspenders f or . . ...... ...... 15c
Men's $1.50 Heavy Arctics for. . . . . ... . .98c
Men's Rubbers for.. ......75c
All Rubber Goods to Off
Ladies Shoes lA to K OH
Ladies' Fur Trimmed Juliettes for. ...... 98c
All Ladies' $5.00 Shoes for. ......... . $2.50
AU Ladies' $3.00 Shoes for. . . . . . . . . . .$1.98
All Ladies' $2.50 Shoes for. .$1.45
1,000 pairs Ladies' Shoes for. . . .... . . . .98c
Girls' $25 Shoes for ...... . . . . . . . . $1.69
Girls $2.00 Shoes for .... . V. ........ $1.45
Ladies' $2.25 Shoes for .$1.45
: " : 1 . 1
An Men's $15.00 and $18.00 Suits and Overcoats, sn frfTV
Choice. ; p 47 2VU)
lea crmher
9x weeks bars bean added to the navigation season on fb Great
Lakes ani millions of dollars to the revenues of farmers in western
provinces of Canada, by the giant ice crushers now on duty at the har
bors of Port Arthur and Fort William.
Tnese ies-crushing togs plow through ice even three feet In thick
ness, making a channel to opet water for the entrance and exit of the
Canadian Norther j freighters strangling with the trr'nendoas task of
forwarding the grata crop from the western provinces. FVen the stor
age capacity of 42,000,000 bushels does not solve the problem of con
gestion, for the flood of grain has been growing by leaps and bounds.
There were 70.000.COO bushels of wheat forwarded here in 1911. 9V
000,000 in 191 and there will be over 12o.000.000 bushels this winter.
The Lack of Ready Money
Is the ; On ly Unpleasant
Feature About Christmas
Join the Christmas Savings Club. Over 1000
have already. 1
Class 2 Deposit 2 cents and increase 2 cents
weekly. Class 2A Deposit $1.00 and decrease 2.
cents weekly. In either case Dec. 12, 1914, you
- will receive a check for $25.50.
Class 5 Deposit" 5 cents and increase 5c weekly.
Class 5A Deposit $2.50 and decrease 5 cents
, ; weekly. In either case you will receive a check for
$63.75 Dec 12, 1914. ,
You Have Until January -'
ICth to Join the Club
Oldest and Xargest Savins Bank In Kansas .
S. 7" Cor. Sixth and Kaxa Aveace.
-3 to 1-2
Ladies' Rubbers
, $1.00 Overalls, choice for . . .
Cotton Gloves for . . . .
Men's Gray Socks for . .
Winter Cap--75c
Choice.'. ......................
$30 Corduroy Pants for. . . . ; . . .
Men's Odd Pants Woolen K13 Pants
Choice of $4.00 Pants for. . . . .
AH Men's 50c Shirts and Drawers. . . .
AH Men's $1.50 Union Suits for. . . , . .
All Men's $1.50 Sweaters for. ... ....
All. Men's $1.00 Sweaters for,:......
AO Men's $1.50 Dress Shirts for... . .
ft I
and Uffgwt alcvator is world.
for . . . . . . ;
...... .
m .
and $1.C0
... ..?,
Thrcs Day Sob
, Hen's Shces K to 02
AH Men's $5 and $6 Shoes for. . . . . . . . $35 ,
AH Men's $4.50 Shoes for. . . . . ; . . . . . . $2X3
AU Men's $3.50 Shoes for. 1 . 1 .V .... $245
All Men's $2.50 Shoes for. ... .$LC5
Boys' $3.00 Shoes for T. .. . . . . . . ... ,$2.2?
Boys' $2.25 Shoes for. . . . . . ... ; . ... . . $145
23 Poiaith ?
(sad a silaas to it) ' ,
FLOUR $1.10
(The best Flour in Topeka
; at any price.)
We are making extra fine
bread and sellinsr it direct
to consumers at 25 less
than regruiar price.
A Few Other Fine edsla
For Saturday. . ;
Can -Good Standard Corn . . . .e
12Hc : Can Fine Quality -
Beans In Sauce. to
, Mammoth White Celery, lee
stalk .i 'e;
Several Fine Candies mi 'cost to
. clean .. up small lots this
men very low.
2 Boxes So Matches .Se
Fine Lum Rlitkim x..V
ufa, lb. .o
pkg. 10c Cut Macaroni.
recu nice yellow
- Sweet Vntminm
Special low price on Tork, ' Ben
sm.vMM una wine sap Apples.
Oranges, great big 126 else. r"
. worth 80c dos. .sse
Oranges, large ISO stse.
worth 15c doz . . tSe
lEveryday Items
Pound Fine; Bulk Cocoa,
worth SOe .............. See
Fancy FJvaporated Raspber
ries 0
Pound . Fine Bulk Pepper
(Cost you 40c in pkgs.) . . . IPs
Gallon Finest Vinegar. .... .SSe
Pound Finest Bulk Peanut -Butter,
worth 20c. . . . ; . . .lie
Our Fine Home Made Cook
ies (best in the city) Be
Finest Little Salty Crackers,
lb Se
BOc Strong Gas Lamp, com
plete ...... .j .- .....Se
Good Sc Ink Tablet. I 4c
Owl Pencil Tablet, very best, .de
Sauer Kraut, best made, lb. .Se
Nugget Carpet Broom, finest
corn. 50c quality te
em L-arpet Broom, tic
25c Pound Pks-. TnhiH.
Una can anr fln. atmjti
ard Tomatoes ...i.Se
18c can Extra Tomatoes. ...lie
Best 10c Roll Toilet Paper... ee
Best 10c Sack fine Salt. .....ee
Flake Hominy, fresh and ex-
tra fine. 7 lbs...., SBe
Items at a cut price too nu
- nacrous to mention. -
A Whole big order delivered
6c in dry. , " . -
n T T f aad Jiath4swa I
It gear. rr a. .

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