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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 29, 191b
IN NORTHTOPEKA Amity Lodge, K. of P., to Give llousewarniing Monday. Will Open the New Hall at 900 Kansas Avenue. FRESiOENT WILSON LOSES Preparedness Policy Defeated in Debute at Shorey. Presbyterian Church Will Hold Annual Groundhog Social. Members of Amity lodge No. 231, Knights of Pythias, will open their newly remodeled and redecorated hall at 900 North Kansas avenue. next Monday night. The meeting will re semble a general house-warming and all the members are requested to at tend, ""he lodge has made arrange ment? for an overflow crowd. The new hall has been redecorated, new carpets have been placed on the floor, new furniture added and everything will be new except the altar, which was made by a member and presented to them more than 20 years ago. The rank of knight will be confer red on four of the esiiuires as an opening event, and a dinner will be served after the ceremonies. The entire third tloor w "e" leased bv the lode anil more than JSO0 has been spent on improvements and fixtures. Amity is the largest K. of P. lodge in thn state. At present there are 3!0 members, and 4u0 mem bers are expected by April 1. Wilson Loses at Shore.v. A debate l;Lt night was the special feature of an entertainment held in the Shorey rchool house. About l- people were in attendance. Tile ques tion discussed was: Resolved that President Wilsons preparedness pol icy is- wrong." The negative side was fiipporled bv Mr. Van orsilal. principal of the OakHnd school, and by Jess Haney of shorey. The affirmative side bv Mis Shorthill. a teacher in the Hochester school, and Harry Logan, an attorney of the North Side. The de cision was given to the affirmative by the judges. Miss Loop of Shorey. and f'hi'rles Robertson. February 11 a mock trial will be given in the SShorey school house. Annual Groundhog Social. The Ladies' Missionary society of the Second Presbyterian church will give their third annual groundhog social at the church on the evening of February 2. A supper will be served and a program will follow. January Is missionary month in the church and all the ladies of the society save their pennies for the month, and place them i- a box at the groundhog social. Last year twenty-seven dollars was raised In this manner. At Quincy School. The Parent-Teachers' association of the Quinry school will hold its month ly meeting at the school assembly room Monday evening at 8 o'clock. The following program will be pre sented : Music, School orchestra. Paper. "What the 1'arent May Rea sonably Expect of the Teacher" J. V. Snediker. Vocal solo lone Buchanan. Paper, "What the Teacher May Rea sonably Expect of the 1'arent" Maud Taggart. Piano solo Elizabeth Botcn. Church Announcements. Central Avenue Christian church, corner of Grant and Central avenue. 1. H. Beckholt. pastor. S. S. Workers' prayer service 9:30; Bible school 9:45: communion service and preaching 10:45. Subject, "How We Got Our New Testament." Second of a series in Christian Evidence. Christian En deavor G:30; preaching 7:30. North Congregational church, Mr. Addison, pastor. Sunday school 10 a. in.; church 11; Christian Endeavor 6:30 o'clock. Mrs Harry Maynard will deliver a talk morrow morninj at the Second Presbyterian church, on Missionary Murk in Turkey. Mrs. Maynard has been in missionary work for the past seven years, and before her marriage was Miss Mary White. Notes ami Personals. Mrs. Will Roller and Mrs. Landis, her sister, were In North Topeka this morning shopping. A delegation of North Topeka peo ple will leave Tuesday for Tampa, Fla., to vi.Tit the Florida state fair and witness the Gasperilla, an historic car nival will be continued for a week. Among the parly will be L. E. Gar ner Ira Williams. O. P. Kennet. Ralph Kennet and H. II. Bair. Mr. Pair will not be a member of the party, but will travel with them to Tampa, and will then make a trip to several southern points. A. M. Petro. Druggist. Adv. Miss Carrie Blair of 1315 Quincy rtreet is improving after having been quite ill. E. E. Thompson of Kansas City, was In Topeka on business Friday. Ren E. Pools, pharmacist in the Petro drug store, has recovered from sn attack of measles. He has not been at the store for more than a week. The junior high school boys of the Ouincy team were defeated yesterday afternoon in a game of basketball by the score of 13 to T. They played the freshmen team of the Tooeka highs. TO COHFiRM BRAfiDEIS Fcnutc by "losest Vote Kvcr" In dorses New Justice. Washington, Jan. 29. II y the closest vote by which a supreme court Justice ever has been appointed Louis I). Irsindei will b confirmed as suc cessor of Justice Lamar, according to reliable indications today. The force of the surprise and opposition, which at first spent '.he senate had very largely subsided. Tt is practically certain hearings will be ordered by the senate judiciary committee, which moots Monday. If the charKea of personal unfitness can in t be proved acainst Brand eis. Sen ator Weeks, presidential cn ndidate, can be expected to maki a fieht. on the ground that Brandeis is personally offensive to him. This rule (if the senate pives any member the risht to veto the appointment f any nip.n from his state state. President Wilson will fvurt this fight already. He has had one appointment, that of a federal trade commissioner. Ruble, fail of con firmation because of the rule. Senator ?'na:er being: the objecter. "ESMERALDA" Holding their own with high school plays that have been presented in the last naif dozen years, a cast of play ers from the senior class of the high school last ni&nt presented "Esmer alda" a play that has had a long run on the legitimate stage and in the motion picture world. Leo I'Mcc. Who Had J .reading Role in Lust Nilit's ilitch Softool Play. A stage far too small and the ab sence of sufficient scenery handi capped the players. Despite the odds against them, the young: thespians made a favorable showing. .Miss Alary Christman as Esmeralda read her lines with more than average intelligence. Lee Price as Dave Hardy also interpreted his part well. Excel lent character portrayals wera pre sented by Miss Dorothy and LeRoy Anderson. The other members of the cast all of whom deserve credit for their work last night are Way land Dunham, Miss Hazfl Kucker, Kdward Binder, Ross Frisbie, Miss Frances Circte, Miss Helen Wright and Carl Thoren. The play was presented under the management 3f Ralph Oman. Miss 11. Margaret Boe directed the cast. IT HITS A SNAG East Sixth Viaduct Is Checked Up to the City, Will ot Be Repaired Unless Street Be Vacated. No vacation, no viaduct that's the tip that has reached the city hall in connection with the proposed vacation of East Sixth street under the viaduct. The Santa Fe, the Street Railway company and the Missouri Pacific have agreed to rebuild the East Sixth street viaduct and have it completed by the first of May. The Santa Fe has made application to the city commission for the vaca tion of East Sixth street under the viaduct and an ordinance providing for a partial vacation has been intro duced. There is no opposition to the ordinance in the city commission. Following the development of oppo sition the word was passed around the city hall that unless the ordinance is passed vacating the street there will be no further work done on the via duct. Commissioners W. L. Porter and Frank New land discussed the matter this morning and agreed that while the vacation of the street might be a good thing it would be better to post pone it until the viaduct was complet ed. Otherwise people going to and coming from the East Side will be forced to walk several blocks out of their way while construction work is being done on the viaduct. The Santa Fe asks for the vacation of the street in order to escape liabil ity for accidents that may occur there. There are thirteen or fourteen tracks running beneath the viaduct and cars are being switched about constantly. Hundreds of people walk across the trackp and under the viaduct every day. There is no watchman there and once the viaduct is in repair there is little excuse for walking across the tracks. The ordinance will probably come u p for consideration at Monday's meeting of the city commission. SANTA FE NOTES t Itenis for this depart mnt may be phoned to 3115 or State Journal office. M. R. Ackley, of the Santa Fe tele graph department,' is spending a short time in Kansas City on business. Walter Cross, of the Santa Fe en gineering1 department, has gone to Emporia on company business. ( T. McClelland, division ' superin tendent at Emporia, spent a few days this week in Lawrence and Topeka on company business. Littl Dorothy Staples, daughter of J. A. Staples, of the Santa Fe print ing department, has recovered from an attack of scarlet fever. The quar antine was raised from the house Fri day. A. E3. McNalley, traveling passenger agent for the Wabash railway, has re turned to Kansas City after a short business trip here. Frank Hess, round house clerk and family have moved from Highland Furk to 10 2 5 Jefferson street. l 'y Oldham, traveling passenger agent for the Frisco lines has returned east after a short business trip here. Fred L. Kelley, of the auditor of disbursement's office, and Mrs. Kelley have returned from a sho-t wedding Miss Kthel Berger was an evtnt of last week. A. L. Conrad, assistant general au ditor at Chicago, is here on company business a few days. The regular meeting of Division No. 98 Engineer's Wives was held Friday afternoon in Security hall. Mrs. C. K. Yewell, the newly installed president, will entertain the members next Fri day afternoon at her home in East Eighth street. E. H. iHinnell, general auditor of disbursements returned today from a short business trip to Chicago. The annual ball of the Brother hood of Locomotive Firemen and En ginemen was given last Thursday night in Argentine. Henry Decker, engineer at Argen tine, has been assigned to runs Xos. 6 and 6 between Kansas City and New ton. Engineer Al Lozier, of Atchison, is working on the Santa Fe motor car between Atchison and Leavenworth in the place of Engineer Edw. Eylar, who is seriously ill in the company hos pital here. IT ENDSJONIGHT Big1 Show at the Auditorium Will Close Its Doors. Announcement of Edison Frizes This Evening. This is the last day of the Kansas Midwinter exposition. This afternoon's show and the one tonight brings the annual event to an end. Tonight the prizes offered in the big electrical show of the exposition will be awarded. These consist of an El Grilstovo. with Ovenette attach ment, complete, an electric coffee per colator and an electric iron. There is also an award of a special prize of $20 worth of house-wiring. The regis tration of names in these contests will cease at 8:15 o'clock, and immediately thereafter the prizes will be distri buted from the stage of the audi torium. The queen of the exposition will also be crowned tonight. Miss Mil dred Hobson, won the honor in the popular election which closed last night. The crowning ceremony will take place at 9 o'clock on the au-di-toriu m stage, just before the show begins, and Miss Hobson will be pre sented with a handsome diamond ring, the gift of the exposition management. Miss Hobson is a graduate of Central Park school and was in school during the entire contest. Miss Hobson won in an exciting fin ish over Miss Marguerite Payne. Her final vote was 14,750. Miss Payne's 14,074. The candidates polling the next three highest votes were Grace Ham lin 9,690, Daisy Goss 4,055 and Cath arine Desch 2.388. A large number of prizes will be awarded tonight as usual. Mrs. C. O. Tresner of 418 E. 6th street was the most fortunate visitor at the Expositon last night. She won the handsome cedar chest. William J. Houser, of 611 W 6th, won a $5 hat given by Matthews & Bowman. Martha Geiser, of 204 Taylor, re ceived a sack of flour from the Shaw nee Milling Co. Frank Johnson was awarded a jar of Tuxedo Smoking tobacco. Gladys King, of the Y. W. C. A., got a can of Golden Wedding Coffee, giv en by the Ennis-Handley-Blackburn Co. Mrs. Wehe, of 1106 Van Buren, got the same. F. T. Stephens, of 619 Hancock, was awarded a pair of silk hose given by the Mills Stores Co. Mrs. Boutwell of 310 E. 10th, was given a glove box, by the Hossfeld Trunk factory. Jack Anderson of 419 Locust street, was given a bottle of face cream by G. W. Stansfield, druggist. A can of Rumford's baking powder went to Mrs. J. H. Featherstone, 514 Scotland. FOR WOMEN ONLY Bob Johnson Delivers a Sermon to Mothers and Daughters. Advises Parents to Keep Girls Home at 'ights. The dance, the novel, obscene bill board pictures, licensed red-light dis tricts all fell before the onslaughts of Evangelist Bob Johnson last night as he pictured their debasing and de grading influence upon the home and the family life in his sermon for "women only." "One of the first things that tend to drag down young people," said the speaker, "is the books that they read; and that means that they should be closely guarded in this respect. And then, furthermore, I want to say to you, that I absolutely have no respect nor patience for a double standard of purity that will condone the sins of a plug hat and condemn the same sins in a hair pin. "I want to congiatulate the film censor of your city who condemned a moving picture show brought into your town at great expense. He said 'No God bless him. I honor the man who has the courage of his con victions and will stand up for them even though he has to stand alone." Dancing came in for a good scoring by Evangelist Johnson. "Don't talk to me about there not being any harm in dancing," he shouted. "There mu3t be harm in dancing when cities legis late against it. I live in a little village of three hundred and fifty thousand inhabitants Minneapolis. And I want to say to you right h?re and now hear me that in Minneapolis no girl under twenty-one years of age is al lowed in a public dance hall. In some place that I know of, no girl, no matter how honorable or how inno cent she may be, can expect to come out of a dance hall without having been solicited oy some man. Tou lis ten to me seventy-five per cent of the fallen women of this country say that the dance hall was tho cause of their downfall. And then you say j 'Well, I don't see any harm in danc ing . The Evangelist gave the mothers of his audience sound advice as to educa tion in these matters and declared that the "girls who are the sweetest and the most innocent are often in the most awful peril because they are not well-enough informed to protect them sehes from the snares of the devil. lod pity a city that thinks that she has to set apart a red light district where people live in the most awful sin. The devil is no respecter of persons he is after the finest girls. Alothers, called the evangelist, "keep your girls home at night.' COST ENGINEER'S LIFE All Others Ksca ied Death in Southern Pacific Wreck in Texas. Houston, Jan. 29. Engineer J. W. Gregory of San Antonio was killed and a baggageman and porter injured today when Sunset Limited No. 102, eastbound to Houston, on the South ern Pacific was detailed between Lul ing and Ivy. The diner and a tourist car left the track, but remained up right and passengers are reported un injured. A relief train and wrecker went out from San Antonio. Deny Nebraska Leaving. Washington, Jan. 29. Petition of the Nebraska state railway commis sion for re-hearing xm the increase in passenger fares recently granted on western rates was denied today by the interstate commerce commission. TABLE TALK AT THE COMMERCIAL CLUB- J. O. Synnamon, secretary of the Co-operative club, is anxious that every member be present at the regu lar weekly luncheon Tuesday noon when arrangements will be completed for the club's participation in the Wil son parade Wednesday. Those seated at the speakers' table with Senator Burton were: W. W. Webb, president of the Commercial club, the governor, former Senator Chester I. Lons of Wichita; former Congressman Charles F. Scott of Iola, and John S. Dean of T peka. Governor Capper appeared to bo in a better humor today than usual. Those listening to his remarks made mention of the governor's unusual fri volity. Kveryone excepting the higher San ta Fe officials appeared to have heard "authentically" of the change in the president's route. As quick as J. Will Kelley heard of it he telephoned to Santa Fe officials who declared that they had heard nothing official. On the other hand H. J. Corwine said he had got the information from a Santa Fe official. Shortly after din ner, Mr. Kelley received a carbon copy of the president's itinerary sent from Washington, and in it the Santa Fe was designated as the road on which the presidential party would arrive. MISS NANCY NEXT Two-Act Musical Comedy by Women's Clubs. Under Direction of C. C. Young green and Joe Risteen. The big two-act musical comedy. "Miss Nancy," put on by the Women's Federated Clubs, February 11 and 12, is well under way. The 150 people taking part in this mammoth produc tion are working hard and the show promises to be the biggest success of its kind ever attempted here. Practically every line of talent in Topeka will be seen in this produc tion, which the Federated Clubs will offer to the city of Topeka. Nothing has been spared to make "Miss Nancy" practically a professional per formance, which is builded and is bound to please. The feature scenic effects and fea ture dances introduced will be a sur prise to Topeka audiences. It is the Topeka Federated Clubs maiden effort in a thing of this kind and they promise a show rivalling anything of a professional character. It is something different, something new, because it combines a witty dia logue and a cleverly woven plot and story together with all the latest dancing. A number of special fea ture surprises in the way of mechani cal effects will be seen in "Miss Nancy." Mr. Younggreen and Mr. Risteen, directors of this production, have been working untiringly and unceasingly, so that the Topeka Women's Clubs can present to Topeka something de sirable and appreciative. Mr. Young green states that "Miss Nancy' fills the bill. Mr. Younggreen further stated that in conference with the club house committee of the Women's Clubs of Topeka they prevailed upon him their desires to make "Miss Nancy" the biggest mammoth success of the west. With this in view, Mr. Risteen, one of the directors, has consented to play the part of John Berry. Mr. Risteen is well known in theatrical circles and is considered the leading amateur per former in the city and will make an admirable foil for the work of Miss Koester, in the leading role of "Miss Nancy." The ticket campaign was launched today and it is hoped that Topeka will respond readily to something big and worth while. The entire production of "Miss Nancy" is under the direction of Chas. C. Younggreen and Joe Risteen, as sisted by Miss Hazel Howe. AGGIES BEAT NORMAL Hardest Fought Debate in Years at Kmporia Last Xight. Emporia, Jan. 29. The Kansas Aggies won from the Kansas State Normal at Emporia last night in what is said to be one of the hardest fought debates of the season. The question was, "Resolved. That the united States should insist that the open door policy as laid down by John Hay should be strictly respected by all na tions." The Aggies upheld the negative side of this qestion. While platform hon ors were about equally divided so far as delivery was concerned, the Aggies showed better generalship in argu ment, and were more definite in their proof. The open door policy was narrowed down to a purely commercial affair. and the Aggies sustained their conten tion that the trade of China was too small to warrant the continuance of the policy, especially in view of the fact that the open door lent indefinite ness to our foreign policy. The debaters for Emporia were Morgan, captain; Nelson and Webster: for the Aggies, Wunsch, Wilson, and Boyer, captain. Professor Town of Washburn college, Topeka, judged the debate. ! THREE FOR HUTCHINSON Hugh Larimer Takes Youthful Con victs to the Reformatory. Hugh Larimer, undersheriff. left this morning for Hutchinson, where he will turn three prisoners over to the state reformatory. The boys are Merle Thompson. A. B. Lazelle and j statement. I presume those familiar Curtis A. McKeenan. Thompson was 1 with the work of the association can convicted of burglarizing the Klinga-jni n-- 'tms showing other activl-man-Miller cigar store in the summer ' ties carried on. of 1914. Lazelle was found guilty of taking a chest of silver from the home of his mother. McKeenan is the boy forger from Manhattan. Last week he forged a signature to a telegram asking a Manhattan bank to send him twenty" dollars. He pleaded guilty to the charge. McKeenan lived at Manhattan. GERMAN VICTORY Teutons Claim Capture of 1,764 French and Trenches. Kaiser's Men Suddenly Launch Offensive in France. Berlin, Jan. 29. The capture of 1, 000 yards of French positions south of Somme, by German troops was an nounced today by army headquarters. Prisoners to the number of 927 and 13 machine guns were taken. North east of Neuville the Germans stormed trenches along the front of about 1, 700 yards, capturing 27 prisoners and nine machine guns. The thousand yards of positions tak en were south of the village of Frise, which also was captured by the Ger mans. War Office Reports. The text of the official statements given out today by the German army headquarters staff says: "Western front: To the northwest of the farm of Laerolie, northeast of Neuville, German troops stormed 1 , 500 yards of the enemy's trenches, taking prisoners 237 men, including one officer, and capturing nine ma chine guns. "Several French attacks against the position near Neuville recently taken by the Germans broke but the enemy succeeded in occupying the second mine crater. Capture Towns and Soldiers. "In the western section of Saint Lauret, near Arras, the Germans stormed and took from the French a group of houses. South of Somme, the Germans conquered the village of Frise and one thousand yards of the position connected with it, to the southward. The Germans took 12 of ficers and 927 French soldiers, all un wounded, and captured 13 machine guns and four mine throwers. "On Combres heights a French mine did only slight damages to the ad vanced German trenches. The enemy was forced to withdraw after making an attempt to occupy the crater. The enemy's losses were heavy. "South of Apremont, to the east of the Meuse, an enemy aeroplane was shot down by German artillery. The pilot was killed and the observer se verely injured." Paris Says Germans Fail. Paris, Jan. 29. An attack by the Germans on the French front south of Somme yesterday along a width of several kilometers failed completely on the southern end of lines, succeed ing only on the bank of the Somme against the village of Frise, it was an nounced today by the war office. VESTER IN NO DANGER Man Struck by Fire Cliicrs Car Not Seriously Injured. Unless injuries develop that have not been discovered so far Andy Ves ter, of 412 Wabash avenue, who was struck by the fire chiefs car Friday evening, will suffer no serious results. The physician in charge stated at noon that three bruises on the head were1 the only evidences of injury he had been able to find and that unless something further develops Vester is in no danger. The fire department was answering a call from Fourth and Tyler streets where a trolley wire had broken when the chief's car struck Vester. Harry Hopper was driving the car and Joe Wiedelich, assistant chief, was beside him. Vester stepped off a street car at Sixth and Topeka avenue. Chief Weidelich does not believe Vester saw or heard the chief's car until it struck him. Vester started on a trot for tne curbing when apparently someone on the street car shouted a warning to him. ester looked back and hesitated, then started on just in time 1o collide with the fender of the chief's car. He was thrown to the pavement and was unconscious when carried into the Miller Pharmacy. Later he was taken to St. Francis hospital. Chief Weidelich was badly shaken by the accident and still lacked con siderable of b?in back to normal to day. He made frequent inquiries to day about Vester' s condition. The hook and ladder truck of No. 3 had an accident on the same run. It rammed a motor bus driven by Guy Helms for the Hurry-Up Messenger service at Sixth and Jackson streets. Helms was thrown out and the hook and ladder truck was doubled up when the brakes were jammed on suddenly. Helms was uninjured. The motor bus was continued in service. FROM A. A. GODARO To the Editor of the Journal: I think you unintentionally did the Provident association an injustice in your report of the annual meeting in the Thursday evening paper. You say. "Tt costs the Provident associa tion $1 to spend one. To the poor $4,395. Salaries and upkeep $4,430." I presume your figures are correct and on theface of them they seem to justify your statement. II this were the true situation, and the association paid out $4,430 simply as the cost of spending $4,395 on our poor, the people of this city ought not I to contribute another dollar to it. I have never been connected with the Provident association in any way land am nor entirely familiar with its work. I do know, however, that the asso ciation does the following things I which do not appear on the credit j side of the cash account: t It maintains what is in effect a mu nicipal lodging house, and takes care T t of a great number of tramps and stranded persons who would other wise have to be kept at public expense. It maintains a hospital, where a large number of sick and diseased poor persons are cared for, and there i3 no other place in the city for such. 1 It takes marge of the investigations ! of applications to the county for re ! lief and thereby saves the taxpayers a large fum of money. It collects a large amount of cloth ing from donors and distributes the J same among the poor. In like manner i it collects and distributes donations of groceries and flour, j All of the ab-'-ve takes time of the paid representatives of the associa- i tion but they do not show in the cash i let-1 the association and its woodpile are responsible for keeping our city comparatively free from tramps and professional beggars. I would like to see a concise and complete statement of the activities in print. A. A. GODARD. Topeka. Jan. 28, 1916. After supper "specials'9 on the main floor 10c Palm Olive Soap 6c In order that all may share in this bar gain, we shall not sell more than three cakes to one customer. 15c William's talcum 9c One of the most popular talcums; and in the most popular odor, too violet. Up to $1.00 handbags 25c A number of odds and ends we want to close out ; a variety of shapes and styles and every one genuine leather. $1.00 alarm clock 69c The ones we sell right along every day for a dollar and guaranteed just the same as though you paid the full price. MEN'S 10c canvas work gloves with soft fleece Up to 50c suspenders; good strong elastic linings and knit wrists A with genuine leather ends; a 1 C per pair 4C sample line on sale J. C 10c cotton socks; plain black or black with Up to 75c dress shirts; coat style with white feet; double heels laundered cuffs; most all sizes OC and toes DC to begin with come early CtOC WOMEN'S CHILDREN'S A sample line of neckwear; collars, most- Girls' up to $5.00 coats; good, warm ones, ly ; and what a variety of styles C stylish and serviceable, too; 4Q there are! choice DC all sizes from 6 to 16 plx7 Up to 25c hose; black and tan; odd pairs Children's 12 Vic stockings; extra good and broken lines ; all sizes j? ones with double heels and toes ; O C to begin with DC all sizes for girls and boys.. 3 prs. DC $5.00 all-wool sweaters; mighty handy to . Up to 50c caps, toques and hoods for boys have around the house these and girls; warm, knit ones; all j cold days D styles and colors IDC (ON SALE IN THE BARGAIN BASEMENT) SNAP SHOTS AT HOME NSWfl. George Bradley, the elevator pilot at the Masonic temple, is ill at his home of the grip. Strickler's business college will play the Central Y. M. C. A. five this eve ning on the Central basketball court. George H. Hoyes will speak to the newly organized Bible class of the Central Y. M. C. A. Sunday afternoon. Rev. A. J. Ross will occupy the pul pit at the First German M. E. church this Sunday at 10:45 a. m. and 7:45 p. m. The Rev. Mr. Porter, of the Kansas State Temperance union will speak on Temperance at the Second Pres byterian church Sunday night. The Social Service club dined at the First Methodist church last night. Fol lowing the supper Dr. Benjamin Young led in the lesson study. An all day meeting of the Piaster n Kansas Holiness association will be held next Wednesday at the Salva tion army hall, 409 Kansas avnue. An illustrated Bible lecture on "Journeys of the Boy Jesus" will be given Sunday night at the First Chris tian church by the Rev. O. L. Cook. "Through the Mystic Domains of the Unseen" will be the subject of an address by the Rev. Robert Gordon Sunday evening at the First Baptist church. Rev. C. A. Aldeen's subject at the morning services tomorrow will be "On a Voyage With Jesus," and in the evening he will speak on "The Secret of Evil." Mrs. G. F. Worley will talk on "In tercessory Prayer" at the Y. W. C- A. vesper services Sunday afternoon at 4:15 o'clock. Mrs. R. H. Morehouse wrill sing. "Jesus Teaching as to Marriage and Divorce" will be the subject of Dr. Arthur S. Henderson's lecture to his Bible class Sunday morning at the First Congregational church. Miss Marian Austin Drake will talk on "Ye may ask what ye will and it shall be done" at the Unity school of Christianity, Unitarian church, 914 Topeka, Sunday at il o'clock. But one service will be held at the Evangelical association, corner of Fourth and Monroe, Sunday at 9:30 o'clock. The rest of the clay will be devoted to the Bob Johnson meetings. Unusual demand for coal has been caused by the cold snap and Topeka coal dealers are making hay while the snow flies. Varying amounts of coal are being sold daily from a gunny sack full to a car. The year 1916 has started out to make a record In total number of fires. Up to noon today there had been thirty-one fires since the first of the year. One year ago today there had been only twenty-five fires. The Rev. Bob Johnson will speak to "men only" at the tabernacle Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. His subject will be "Heroes and Cowards." Miss Nora Killian will talk to "women only" at the East Side Methodist church on "Esther." Twice have called meetines of the Topeka Automobile association been postponed because of the weather, ac- corning to a. v. .st. " , turned on tne light the avalanche of i association. There will be no more : femininity appeared. The girls I Ardmore Ofcla Jan 29 Dorothr attempts made unUI the " awarded Xato Thomp a medal tor L,aX ihelroliLS iJ clears up being the best bachelor n Topeka and c CB slaughter of Pueblo. Colo., who W. J. V. Deacon of the state board fed the eight "stags." . j was Klunaiip,d reccntiy by her pa- of health will address the Current j AU tne damagr done ,,y fir(? ilt 727 I ternal grandfather. W. B. Slaughter ot Topic club o tne central i. m. t... a., Kansas avenue Thursday evening is : Dallas, has been awarded by the cir Monday evenin on "The People of . covored by insurance. The Jewelry- cuit court to her maternal grandnar- K,!l?a.1 JS.,h , 2 V stock of c- E- Wardin & Son was in- ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Oakes ot thUi plain the shifting of the center of pop- sured for ,3f500 and the iosa is placed cltv from whoBe home she was stolen, ulation. Insurance men are invited. ; at between $300 and $400. The The elder Slaughter, who was arrested Lists of T. W. C. A. officials may' heaviest laoar was Mrs. Carrie Nye, I near here, is at liberty on nd- 50c portable cookers 25c A good-sized nickel plated pan with a cover, a stand and a can of solid alcohol f ine when the gas gives out. Men's up to 75c gloves and mittens 35c Warm yarn mittens and cloth and yarn gloves just the thing for this weather. Children's up to 25c stockings 15c The heavy weight, heavy ribbed for boys and the lighter weight, finer ribbed for girls. 75c cotton blankets 49c The 10-4 size, gray cotton blankets; for use as fleeced sheets and for children's beds ; very easy to wash. MDflgBCaBCffl never be completed because of the loss j owner of the Topeka Millinery com of the books prior to lyoo. Miss Mar- j pany whose damage has been fixed guerite Dice, the secretary, has been at $1,000. Her stock was valued at unable to find anyone in Topeka who ! $4,000 and was insured for $2,000. can tell her the names of the early J The building is owned by Mrs. Lillian presidents. Miss Winona Jones, of Stormont hospital, left today for Emporia, where she will spend a short vacation with her parents. Nurses coming off of night duty at Stormont are always given a vacation before taking up the regular day work. A membership supper will be held at the Y. W. C. A. Wednesday even ing at 6:15 o'clock for paid up mem bers. In addition to an orchestral program and music by the Topeka high club, Mrs. C. J. Evans and Mrs. J. E. Manley will speak. The Eastern Kansas Holiness asso ciation will hold an all day meeting Wednesday at The Salvation Army hall, 409 Kansas avenue. The Rev. Mr. Izenhauer will preach at 10 o'clock, the Rev Mr. Balsmeier at 2:30 o'clock. and the Rev. Mr. Koser at 7:30 A series of special evangelistic serv- ices will be held at the First Swedish Baptist church, beginning next Tues- dav evening at 8 o'clock. The evan- fireiistsi. Rev. Erie Hallden and Rev. P. Oekerstrom will have rharee. the former as speaker and the latter as singer. A celebration of pioneer Topeka Y. W. C. A. work will be given at the as sociation building February 6 and 7. Mrs. W. S. Lindsay is in charge. There will be a Sunday service and a tea Monday afternoon served by Mrs. the association in Topeka. The location of a gas lamp too close j to woodwork caused a fire at the ! home of J. D. McFarland at 1100 Har rison street about 10:30 o'clock last I night. The fire department was I called and extinguished the fire with almost no damage done. The wood work near the lamp was charred to some extent. E. L. Payne, of Emporia, is here as an avowed candidate for state super-' intendent of public instruction. He was a candidate in the primaries of 1912 and was defeated for the nomination by W. D. Ross, who now seeks a third term. rayne was for twelve years at the head of the department of mathe- matics at Emporia State normal. ... . . . . A luncheon was served to the mem- bers of the Woman's Kansas Day club j today noon by the Ladies' Aid of the First Presbyterian church. The menu: Peach and pineapple cocktail; pressed chicken ; scalloped oysters; mashed and butter; pickles and olives; cake baskets filled with ice cream; nuts and coffee. Dr. Stanton Coit, a famous lecturer and author of London, will lecture to morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at Washburn college chapel. Dr. Coit will take as his subject. "The Moral Destiny of America." He will come here from Kansas City where he gave lecture. Dr. Coit is the author of "Souls of America" and many other widely read publications. The lecture j win ne tree to tne pudiic. i Twenty-one girls jumped out from behind doors and corners last nisht and said "Boo!" to Nate Thompson j and Burt Wahle. two bachelors liv- i ing on Madison street. The two planned to uive a stag party for eicht ; friends in their cottage. When they LeRoy, of Los Angeles, and is valued at $18,000. It was insured for $10. 000 and damage was limited to $400. A festival by the Washburn Y. W. C. A. will be given at Boswell hall Thursday evening. The event will be the first of the Y. W. C. A. Jubilee month. Unique invitations have been sent out and elaborate plans made for the festival. Miss Margaret Webb is chairman of the committee in charge. Members are: Miss Lucile Bomgard ner, Miss Helen Neese, Miss Esther Johnson, Miss Mildred Cornick, Mlsa Clara Beaver, Miss Grace Colbert. Miss Helen Wright, Miss Emogen Snyder, Miss Dorothy Switzer, Miss Helen Pax son, Miss Frances Myers, Miss Violet Srhlegel, Miss Adele Holtwick. Miss Ellen Brett, Miss Helen Watts, and Miss Gertrude Woodward. Maybe the "eats" at tonight' ban- I luet win ne sometning mxiereni. 'me j menu indicates as much. In former years, Kansas Day visitors have eaten ; generousJy at the restaurants before i going to the annual party dinner. It : was usually a wise precaution. To night, though, there is the promise of a real meal. Here is the menu: Blue point cocktail; wafers-; olives, hearts of celery, sweet gherkins, salted pea nuts; baked banquet ham, tomato sauce. New Jersey yams; roast young turkey, gravy, sage dressing, jellied j cranberries, mashed potatoes, French. 1 peas in timbales; hot finger rolls. j onolitan ire cream. fanrv ilikM. Roquefort cheese. Rent's water "track ers; after dinner mints, nuts, cofie. JAYHAWK FETE IN CALIF. State Journal Editor on Program for "A Message From Kansas.' Los Anseles. Cal.. Jan. 29. Tha birthday of Kansas will be celebrated here today by the Kansas State So- ciety of Southern California. Governor Johnson of California will be the prin- ... cipal speaker. v .,.. T- . t oiiK . to bepin at 6 o'clock. H. H. Hunta bereer. president of the Rociety, will b toastmaHter. The projrram follows: "A Kansan Abroad," W. A. flede ' mn" 'The People of Kansas and th Puritan Spirit," Prof. Willis Allen Parker of Claremont college. "A Recipe for Making a Califorian,'' Miss Adele Humphrey. Heading, Miss pdna Karle. "A Message From Kansas." Frank P. MacLennan, editor Topeka tilate Journal. A Kansas High t Iyer," Glen B- I Martin j "California's Message i Governor Johnson. to Kansaa." ONE GRANDPA LOSES But His Ixnm Is Gain for Oilier Grandpa Who Is Awarded Child.