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NOISES OF STREET CHEAPERTO LIVE Local News Events of the Past WeekB00KS ARE CLEAN WAS FAKE DRIVE? Topeka Recruiting Officer Indi cated Recruits "ot Wanted. Sounds Hate Undergone Great Conditions in Europe Better Changes in Topeka. Than in America. As Depicted By Bolmar Registration Only Waj To pekans Can Qualify Tote. TTESDAT. WEDXESDAT. Clack-Clack of Hoofs Succeeded I Topekan Keturns From Trip Notations to Judges Will Fool Only SS.l Per Cent of ational hj Motors" Exhaust. Thru War Districts. Some "Wise" Ones. Quota Was Enlisted. THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 24, 1920 SUNDAY. MOXDAY. CARUSO HEARD IN EVERY BLOCK i j Young Romeo Always Rarin To Go With His Juliet. Machine Gun Clatter of Motor cycles Heard "ow. The voice of the. city, with lis deep throated, mysterious compelling allure, pregnant with the hint of an irresisti ble, mighty power, is a sound that never leaves one's memory. It is al most tragical to attempt to remove one who has lived soo:he d by the vast, familiar guttural, to a place where the silences are so thick tha.t the very air ?ems a force that must be fought against. It is at night, when the air h still, and one approaches the city from the till, quiet, out-lying districts of the country, that the rumbling, growling !;apason of the city's voice is most pronounced. From the distance it appears as a dep, rumbling passionate voice of pome mighty eing. JLike a mother it talks to lis children. Kven to those far from the city home, who hear the heart tones of the mother voice. To those who have lived mostly in yie silent places, it is a fearsome, flreadful menace. It is a frightful warning of a grinding, crushing power That stops at no form of destruction. Hut its tones are kindly to those who have learned to know and understand. J. ike a mother disturbed by petulant, unruly children, the voice of the city call out a warning, constant and in iisten?, to its turbulent children, free from a long day s work, ready to play, fight, love, dance, murder, steal. Run ning the thousand phases of human raiure. each in his own way adds to the night notes found in th mighty voice. Voice of Topeka Cliange. But the voice of Topeka has changed. It has become bieger. vaster, more fascinating. In the beginning there were no street cars. The rumbling roar of such vehicles between the roclc walls on either side of Kan sas avenue did not reverberate in the man-made canyon. The ecreaming, grinding cry of the steel wheels grat ing their way around a curve in the tracks was a note unheard in the days of the city's youth. The staccato, machine gun chatter of hundreds of motorcycles never in terrupted the philosophy of curbstone seers. The heavier, fiercer roaring of high powered motor cars never came to break into the peaceful slumbers of the citizens. The raucous, blatant, whirring blast of warning, from the t '.ectric noma of the motor cars was a blessing they did not have thirty years t'arufo did not sing in every block. Kthetic musical persons were not , driven mad by the notes of grand opera corning from one small resi-: dfnee, while on the other. side from a larreronore palatial home, came the piiLii syneopation of the latest jazz strains. No one sat in drug stores drinking "cokes where the phono graph mUMC is used to deaden the uumls made by otherwise thoughtful and considerate young women sucking on straws, and young men splashing around in swiss chocolate. Iitetcnifig for Dobbin. Those were th days when alonx about 7 o'clock in the evening the fair young things listened anxiously and expectantly for the hoof beats of pa tient Dobbin on the cobblestones. The iron bound carriage wheels were soon to come creaking up the street. A buggv with rubber tires was a sin of absolute affluence. There were phaetons, surreys and buggies of all kinds. The lines could be wrapped around the whip stock. Dobbin did the rst. He usually went as far as some srassy plot, and there he stopped to dine. The noise from these bug gies was always conspicuous by its ab toence. Now about $:30 o'clock, the mod ern Romeo dashes up to Juliet's home in a high powered motor car. As the car stops abruptly, there is a grinding, shrieking scream of brakes hurriedly applied. The motor is turned off in one nerve racking roar of final exhaust. Inadvertently, of course, the electric horn adds its din to let Juliet know that Romeo has ar rived and is "rarin to go." Tlie Night tiallop. The motor cars "gallop around the city until the wee. little hours of the morning. They can scarcely be called silent caravans, either. The laugh ing, hysterical notes of high pitched feminine tones and loud masculine voices waft up to the rooms of thoe attempting to slumber. The cut-out mu f flers of cars driven at high ve locity make a battle royal o4 the struts. There was a time a few years a?o whfn the exhaust of one of the old. double opposed two lancer could keep every one awake within a radius of six blocks. Dozens of bigger, more powerful cars bark forth their notes on the night air now almost un heeded. But if out of the silent streets comes the steady, clack, clack, clack of the Ircn hod hoofs of a trotting horse, people -say, "I w-iwh they would keep those noisy animals off the streets." Milwaukee Jieonje J. Re Id, storm "entr ff a biU NHit inquiry here over notice? to tenants to vacate, hat nrirei a notW tn Turn re hi off !. "Like my tenants, I'll fibt." catcl Keid. Your Will; Your Command Tour will Is s.)mething more than a few sheets of paper. When your wilt is properly drawn and you name a trust com pany as executor you know your orders will be carried out. We invite you to name this trust company. Financial and Investment Service First Farm Mortgages. Government and Municipal Bonds vou)tht and sold. Interest paid on deposits. Leavenworth County non-taxable bonds for sate, will yield 5. The Farm Mortgage Trust Company CAPITA!, and SI KPI.IS. :im.uw 5th and Jackson s-ts., Topeka, Kansas TOURIST GIVEN CONSIDERATION France Especially Anxious to Serve Travelers of U- S. First Tour Out of Topeka June 12, R. P. Will iff Says- Reports of congestion in Europe and the inability of tourists to get accom modations there are untrue, it is de clared by R. I. Willis, of Topeka, who recently returned from overseas. The French are putting forth extraordi nary efforts to provide for American tourists, in the interest of restoring j the devastated country, Willis de ) clare?. j The Touring club of France bas i been organized in Paris to encourage ! the visits of Americans to that coun I try. Willis points out that the money J spent by tourists assists in the upbuild i ins of that war-torn nation and the French, realizing it. are taking advan ; tae of the natural inclination of tour ! ists to visit the famous battle fields ! and other historic spots. ; At the present time the cost of liv j fng in France is much lower than America, in addition to which the (American tourist gets the advantage ! of the hich exchange value of his i money. Francs are now worth only j six to seven cents, whereas in normal I times they are worth twenty. The f congestion" on this side of the water is far worse than on the other side, S il lis declares. The average hotel rates in Europe are 50 per cent lowervthan in New York. The worst trouble for persons going abroad is getting steamsiip reservations. Willis, who is president of the Uni versal Tours company, with headquar ters at 704 Kansas avenue, went over seas and made an investigation of con ditions there before he incorporated his concern. The corapany has pur chased blocks in steamships, hotel reservations and will have every de sired accommodation ready for the traveler. First Tour June 12. The first tour will leave June 12 for a trip to the British Isles and the bat tle fields of France and Belgium. This is called the "short tour" and is de signed more for the relatives of sol diers killed in the ' world war, who wish to visit the battle fields on which they fell and the cemeteries in which they are buried. Two longer tours, including the British Isles. France, Belgium, the Piave front and Italy, wilt leave June 19 and 26, respectively. The first short tour will be conducted by Miss Kthel Aldrich .of Topeka, a teacher of history in the high school. This will make her eighth season abroad. The Tours company has arranged for a tour around the world, starting from London August 21. Bookings for the two long tours are coming in rap idly. There are still a few vacancies in the short tour company. "The trip this year will cost less than next year," Willis declared today. "We have every accommodation ready and there is no reason why those people who want to visit Europe should not do so. I regard this talk of poor traveling conditions in Europe as German propaganda, designed to keep from France and Belgium the money that will naturally be spent with them by tourists. The only dif ficulty is in obtaining steamship reser vations and w-e have plenty of tfaam already purchased." The Universal Tours company, which was incorporated a few weeks ago for $10.0t0 is the only company between the east and west coasts of America, with the exception of a branch office in Chicago- The offi cers are: R. K. Willis, president; K. T. Thatcher, vice president; Glenn E. Tilton, secretary, and J. CV Palmer, treasurer. SEVEN SENTENCE SERMONS. W are always complaining 'ir day are ffw and acting as if tbere were no end of them. Joseph AddUoa. j Thi world's not blot for tis, nor blank; ' ft means intvnely and means good: To find its meaning is my meat ani drink. Kobert Browning. Scowling and growling will maka a man dd ; Money and fame at the belt are be- pnUinfr : Don't be suspicions and selfish and cold Try smiling. John Esten Cooke, One rnjri of yon will ehae a tbrmsann': for ihe T..or-i yaar od. He It Is that fijrhterh for jou, as He spate unte you. JosU. 23. H. The talent rf suo'ess Is nothing more thnn dnini? wh:it you can do wt-il. and doig well wiucevcr you do. Longfellow. The nnul aIom. Ilk. a TngiectM barp. Grow otic ol tune, and needs a hand df Tinf ; Dwell Thnrt wirhln it. tune and touch, the chord?, Till or.Ty note and atring shall mnswer Thine Harriet Beecher Stowe. With the enormous sdram in oowr the nation needs life more than ever; Ufe mpon divine !if. divine life mana flod. ntid Gni meuna that the men who proclaim ins iviuguon. arm nrmg it in enau us method tby have nver ued before nnd j work together as they have never done. i 11. K. Hai. t Nat York "Please, you tat a dese two ! Ende terror for.ila two dolla fine," I naked Jo- Fasaani. peddler. The judge refused bnt J'g rfops were am a a nui j same in a nice, clean -jail that all were I released. I Jupe Piuvius gave Topeka a third successive Sunday sousing with hail and orher side "fixin's." THTTRS DAT. I : . j fwt HAVtWTTHUS) MA z. Three big men of th-railway world Children's entertainment at city au- The week ended with a track meet Big Sunday school street parade entertained at dinner by thj Chamber ditorium another important feature of and field sports exhibition at Wash- which, will be closing event of Chil of Commerce. the "white drink" campaign. burn college. dren's "Week, May 2. BILL. MART'S Cam pf ire Stories No. 1. Boys, it is extremely fitting in start ing my series of Campfire Stories that I pay homage to the American Indian, because the Sioux tribe taught me much that has been GOOD in my life. Nothing in my career has made me happier than ray adoption Into the TIPI ORDER of AMERICA. I will let my little card of membership ex plain: "This Is to certify that 'William S. Hart (Brave Wolf) is a member of Tipi" Order of America in good stand ing a worthy adopted member of our race. Attested. Red Fox Shiuhashu, Most High. Chief." That this order of American Indians have seen fit to do me this signal honor is to me one of the finest suc cesses of my life. And I will do well to live up to its laws. The Tipi order is founded on the principles of Amer ica, first and last belief in the Great Spirit and promotion of the interests of the Indians. I have related the above event to vou boys because I aim to show you the high standards of the Indian boys with whom I grew up in the Dakota territory, as .well as describing how they were trained to hunt and track, and how they played their primitive irames. . The American Indian was Nature's aristocrat. I reckon the American Indian was the proudest being that ever lived proud in his might and valor and wis dom proud in his tradition, proud in his honor yet humble in his simple belief in the Great Spirit. The progress of civilisation is some times merciless, and there is no greater tragedy in the world's history than the passing of the powerful In dian tribes into the confines of reser vations. "When they mingled with white men they lost their nobility and strength because the two races were much too different to mix successfully. The laws of civilization are- not the laws of Nature, and so the son of Nature had to go. The Indians of today are far from being the splendid examples of physical manhood that were their ancestors who lived in the freedom of the Western outdoors. Of course, there are a few. particularly the Sioux Indians in DakotaT-who are still loyal to their ancient traditions and tribal pride. Due t the many wild, blood-curdling and untrue dime novels writ ten about the west, in which poor redskins "bit the dust" every time the hero's trusty six-shooter cracked, most of the white people of today are far more familiar with the Indians as fighters than in their peaceful pur suits. Like all of us, the Indian had his faults as well as his virtues. Be cause his virtues greatly outnumbered any faults that he may have had. I want to tell you boys something about the wonderful training in manhood that was the birthright of every In dian youth. For example, boys, much of an In dian's physique and rugged nature i gained from centuries or me in ine ; outdoors, (right next to old Mother i Earth. The plains Indians were born ! upon the ground. All you boys have I read of old Sitting Bull, that famous ! medicine man and chief of the Sioux, j Just before his death he owned a log ! cabin and a bed. Yet when he knew ! that his end was near he went out I doors and spread his blanket upon- the I ground. ! I'm not advising any of you boys to i try sleeping on the ground, because j you are rot suited for it. You must be born and raised in th outdoors, or I else acquire it gradually. But I will try to give you some outdoors lessons which may prove of value. Question Box No. 1. Boys. I have been requested to ex plain how to light signal fires, and how to convey message by smoke. When I was a boy living on the frontier of the Dakota territory of the United States I learned much of the plains and woodcraft of the Sioux In Good citizens began the annual spring cleanup in obedience to the major's proclamation. FRIDAY. m f ) fi a? IMWBaW OHJGUESSIl ( UfiAHT TOIWHT dians, as well as tha keen outdoors knowledge of our own white pioneers. Signal fires end smoke signals were the wireless telegraphy of the primi tive people. This method of commun ication has served as the basis for the remarkable ciiscoveries mad by the prosress cf civilization In the science of rapid r.ews transmission. How we used to marvel at the amazing rapidity with which the Indians would inform each other of an event, covering per haps hundreds of miles in "nothing flat." To light a signal fire, first start a clear, hot fire on the spot most prom ising to use as a signal station. Then cover the fire with either green wood, or rotten wood, altho the former ma terial is much better. Pile it on thick ly so that it will send up a solid col umn of black smoke. It is with this smTSke column that you are enabled to "talk" to your companions from far distances. Of course, each Indian tribe had a code of signals by which they could "talk" with fire or smoke. Different tribes had different codes, naturally. It has ben so long ago that I have forgotten a great many' of the signals b t I will tell you some that I knew which wiil give you boys an idea, of how to arrange your own code or sig nals. To signal by smoke, you must use a blanket. By spreading or lifting the blanket over the column of smoke you can very simply convey a message. For instance, the blanket acts as a lid to either stop off or free the smoke column at "yc-ur will. Just as you signal with a solid col umn of smoke in the daytime, so you signal by fire at night. i ou would blind the fire to signal to your friends BY JAMES E DE THE POPPY. A Legend of India. Once upon a time, on the banks of the old River Ganges, in faraway j india, there lived a very old man who j was called a dervish, or monk. He had no companions except a little ; mouse. He was so. lonely that he I spade a pet of the mouse, and fed i it from his hands and played with it. ;and talked to it. But the mouse could !not talk to him. and being a very j wonderful old man he taught the little I mouse to talk to him. and then they i had happy times together. Yet all was nt pleasantness, for there was a i cat that lived- quite near, and she kept the mouse in constant fright lest she i should be eaten up. This wise old I man knew that cats were afraid of rdogs, so he changed the. mouse into a ', dos and all went happily for a time, i But the mouse which had been I changed to a dog was discontented as !a dog because he could not catch the cat. The old dervish hardly knew :what to do but he thought he would i try other changes, co he transformed I him tc an ape. and then to a fierce i boar, then to an elephant. stiU he was unsatisfied, finally he changed the j elephant into a beautiful maiden, and i named her Pastomani. or Poppy-seed. ; Now all things seemed to be going ! well, and one day, as this beautiful i maiden was seated in the garden, the i King passed by. He saw her .great ! beauty, and was greatly attracted to i her. Later he returned and insisted i upon knowing her name and who her i parents were. The maiden could not i tell him that she was just a changed ! mouse for the King would not believe 'her. and. anyway, thejdea of telling ! did not please her, s she told him j she was a Princess, who had been left to the care of the wise man when she was just a child, and that he had -fet stock show in North Topeka - one of several interesting events of the week. SATURDAY. in the same manner that you 'would blanket the smoke column. American cowboys working on the ranges in the old days, and even to day, adopt this Indian method of com munication. If the main outfit of punchers were working over the range, with a number of boys scat tered across the country rounding up straggling stock, a prearranged code of signals by smoke in the daylight or fires at night served to tell the "line riders" or scattered cowboys just what to do. To give you boys an idea of signal codes, I will explain a. code often used by ranchmen and cowpunchers. One steady fire or column of smoke means to come and join the main out fit. If you were a "line rider," and you saw this signal, you would reply with the same signal to let the main outfit know you understood. If the foreman of the outfit wanted certain boy3 to go to another spot from where they were working, he might tell them by this signal: After one steady fire which the 'line rider answered, the fire would be blinded, whereupon the "line rider" would answer by blinding his fire likewise, and so on until the message would be sent and received correctly. By the way, these signal fires and smokes have saved many men who have been lost in the forests or moun tains. They may save your life some day. ADVERTISING IS MOST POPCLAE. Ex-Servk-e Applicants for T. M Scholarshipe Show Preference. A correspondence course in adver tising is the popular choice of ex service men who are eligible for free correspondence scholarships now be- ing offered by the Y. M. C. A. "We offer free correspondence courses in law, engineering, mechani cal work and other subjects," Richard McAllister, of the educational depart ment of the Central Y. M. C A. said today. "The advertising course is the choice of the largest number of appli cants." Some of the courses offered are worth $125, McAllister said. Any ex-service man is eligible to try for a scholarship. BEYERS KAYE. educated her and eared for her all these years. The King was so much in love with her that lie did not stop to find out the truth of her story but insisted j upon being married at once by the ! dervish. The little mouse was now i contented and the King and she lived ! happily together, and the King never ' knew. But one day she was standing beside a deep well, and becoming dizzy I she fell into the well and was drowned. j The King was very sad that he I should have lost his Princess, and in such a way. He mourned for her and ! would not be comforted. Then when j the dervish saw how sad he was he : told the King the truth; that she was not of royal birth, but had been a j mouse, a dog. and ape and other ani ; mals. and gave orders that fhe well i should be filled up with earth, and i that her body should not be removed, i He told the King that out of her grave ! a plant should grow, and from the seeds of that plant a drug would be 1 obtained, and whoever should use this i drug would have one of the traits of character of each animal into which j she had been changed. He should be ; mischievous like the mouse, savage t like the dog, filthy like the ape. wild j like boar, and slow like the elephant. I and while all these different things to I gether. he would imagine himself at tractive and fair to .look upon, j Strange to say. this it the effect today i of the drug which is taken from the j poppy-seeds. 1 "The sleep-flewer m;s la tfce vbeat its ; heal. i Heavy wita dreams, as that wita bread r 'The goodly grain and the sna-fiasaed ; sleeper Tbe reaper reaps, and Time the reaper. i Z bang mid men mr seedless hf a I . tAid my fruit is dreams, as tlietrs is broad: j Tbe godly ut :i ac.l tbe saa-aazed sleeper ( Time shall reap, but after tbe reaper Tne wori-i saaii gieaa of mm tbe steeper. ' " Establishment of model street dairy near State Journal office marked be ginning of "white drink" campaign. FORECAST. THE FOUR MUSKETEERS Widelv Known Newspaper Men Many Kilometers Apart for First Time. Almost as famous in Kansas City newspaper circles as Alexander Du roas'a "Three Musketeers" in Paris are four reporters who axe now located in four differentCities. The two,latest shifts of the journalistic quartet have separated them by many kilometers, for the first time in -years. Sid Houston, the first department commander of the American Legion in Missouri, a reporter on the Kansas City Star for several years, has left New York to go to the Stars and Stripes in Washington. He has also accepted the vice presidency of the .Veterans' Beer and Light Wines as sociation, directing publicity for that j vrenizauuu i ru in Lne national capital. Abe Louie Gordon, for several years a reporter on The State Journal and later identified with Kansas City news papers, has left the rewrite staff of the New York Evening Telegram to go on the copy desk of the New York Globe. Number three, San Jarrell, also a former State Journal man and Kansas City newspaper reporter, is in Chicago as assistant editor of the Rockjslaud Magazine. , af Number tour, John W. Keys, of the Kansas City Star, is the only one left ; in that city, and he's now a married man. These four newspaper men lived to gether at the Densmore hotel in Kan sas City. Houston and Jarrell served in the Mexican border campaign in 11. In January, 1917, the four mi grated to the oil fields of Oklahoma, where they remained nntil the out break of the war in April and they enlisted in the 35th division. All saw service -overseas with the division and were able, because of Private Houston's influence with General Pershing or some second lieutenant or top sergeant, to hold a reunion on the Boulevard des Italiens in Paris on April I, last year. Houston and Keys received citations for heroism under fire in the Argonne. All of them were almost wounded in the several battles of Paris, Besan con. Nice and Bordeaux. SCRIPTURE 1st Jhm t.-l7. He tbat saith be Is 1b tbe liffht, and bateth his brother. I ixx darkn. even ustii now. He tbat loreth hia brother abide th in the light, and tbere Im bqhc occasion f stumbling in hira. But ne that bateth his brother is in darkness, an4 walfeeth in darkness, nn.l knoweth not whither be yoeth, berause tbr.t darkness bath blinded bts eyes, I write onto yen, little children, be cause your slas are forgiven joo for bis name's sake. I write nnti yoo, fathers, beranse re .have kywn him tbat i from the beginning-. write onto you, young men, be se ye bare overcome tbe wiektnl one. I write onto yon. little rhiidrea. because ye have known the father. T bave written unto you, fathers, be cause ye b&ve known him that is from the beginign. I have written onto you. young men. because ye are stronr. and rbe word of 4od abideth in too. and v i have overcome th wicked one. i Love a the world, neither tbe things ; that are in tbe world. If any man love 1 WAfU tha 1raa nf tha Vathaw i nA- in him. For all that is in the world- the Inst of the fieh, and tbe Inst of the and i tbe pride of life, is not of the Father, j but 1 of the worW. And tbe world passeta awav, and the Inst thereof : bat be tbat doeth tbe wili of God abideth for ere. I 1 " ' HUM I' 'I' 'l TT. W. POOL IS PORCLA1! NOW.! Warm Spring Weather Brings Women Swimming Fans Out. j The warm temperatures of the last I few days hare caused m. large attend 'ance at tfae T. W. C. A. swimming ! pooL On one ay recently there were 191 Bwfmmera at the pool, many of ; them beg-irmingr a course of swimming , lessons. Thera are ao many applicants f for the course that Mtu Gertrude t T-oudenback, physical director, and Sliam Laura Gates, head of the swim j mica; department, have had the assist- a nee o? Mies Helen Thomas, expert ' high school swimmer, in sivinjr 3 fsona. One of the new classes includes I eight society matrons who are eager to leara to swim, - That there will be a large number of disappointed citizens at the polls next August, is the prediction of Miss Etta Covell. city clerk, who has charge of the registration for Topeka pre cincts. She bases her prediction - on the fact that many of those who are ( now registering cannot be made to understand that in case they change their place of residence, they must register again. Within the past few days there have been several Topeka men who while-! registering let drop the fact that they had either bought or were renting '"i her residences. These same men when told, to case they moved before the primary, they would have to ap pear for reregistration. declared, they had "heard that stuff before." One even went so far as to declare, he had on different occasions gone back to his old precinct to vote after he had moved and did not see why he could not , do so again. There has been no attempt to argue the matter with such registrants, on the part of the city clerk and her staff, but on the poll books will be a notation for the judges and clerks calling their attention to each case and advising that "possibly the person registered has moved out of the pre cinct." There are a good many voters who still believe that as they voted at the last election, reregistration is unneces sary and are refusing to take the extra trouble at this time. These per sons will find their names are not certified to the election boards that is unless they change their minds. "The new-tate law declares all must register." declares Miss Covell. "The poll books are wiped clean and the only vray for any voter to qualify is to register, no matter how many time he has voted in previous elections." TO INfORM THE MIND AND AWAKEN THE. CONSCIENCE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CHURCH IN THE MIDDLE WEST." til 'Come unto that travail and are heavy laden, -and I will refresh you" Sunday Services 7:30 and 11:00 A. M. Ordination Services at 11 O'clock Eighth and Polk Sts. All seats free. COME Central Congregational Church Huntoon and Buchanan Morning Service 11 O'Clock Theme of Sermon: "Legend of the Tree" By the Pastor John Wells Rahill You Are Welcome f-"i rr " H.C, Parlter H. SCHRQEDER MONUMENT WORKS -331 Jefferson St.. Topeka. Phone 1003 Having; jost received several car loads of new monu ments for spring deliveries I am in a position to fur nish first class material and workmanship in the following- Granites: Kcst Dk. Barrc Vt, Qulni-7, our famous Ruby Red Granite. Also a number of nice foreign de signs. See me for prices before buying elsewhere. 20 Per Cent Discount Topeka Steam Boiler Works JOSEPH BROMICH, Proprietor THRASHERMEN In checking up your replacements "for the coming season, re member we carry in stock, BOILER TUBES. SAWIR ENDLESS THRASHER BELTS. LEATHER, A.VD RUBBER BELTING for your Separator. BELT LACING cf all kinds. CUP GREASE, GREASE CUPS. OIL CMPS AND OILERS. WRENCHES. VALVE. SUCTION HOSE. STEAM HOSE. WATER HOSE in fact, everything; needed in the thrasher's line. PRICES ARE RIGHT. 123 to 129 Jefferson St. Phone 463 Topeka, Kan. That a new drive for some sort of compulsory military service will soon be started by the regular rmy heads, is indicated by announcement of the complete failure of the army recruit ing drive, started January IS and ended March 51. Not only did' the drive fail to fill the ranks of the al ready sadly depleted army, but suffi cient ne wmen to fill out "skeleton" units of the new divisional organiza tions were not enlisted. One of the officers detailed to re cruiting service in Topeka declared that the army knew before it started the drive, that the effort would be a failure. He declared further that the officers in charge, tho apparently making every effort to secure new men. were really not anxious to make a big showing "Compulsory service'" was the laconic explanation he gave. The following is the report on the recruiting drive as given by the Army and Navy Journals the official organ of the United States forces: "The recruiting campaign for the , United States army, which began January 19 and ended March 31, re sulted in 23,649 enlistments, or per cent of the quota. 34,802 men. This includes the enlistments for two days beyond the actual period of the drive. The highest percentage was scored by Nashville. Tenn., enlisting 493 of a quota of 903, or 54. per cent. "The lowest in the list was Newark, N. J with a quota of 1.763, of which 173 was attained, or 10 per cent. New York City gained 1.510 of a 7.R3S quota. Philadolphia 283 out of 1.9S and Boston 23t out of 1.145, showinir conclusively that the industrial situa tion in the larger centers of popula tion presents, too strong an attraction to young men at the resent time for the army to compete with." Me, all ye SEE THE "BABY FOX" PORTABLE ALL MAKES SOLD RE"TED REPAIRED Topeka TYPEWRITER Exchange 525 Kiiwi Ave. Team Ki periear." It Cravis!. ESTABLISHED 187?