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The Merchants Journal from Topeka, Kansas • Page 10

The Merchants Journal from Topeka, Kansas • Page 10

Topeka, Kansas
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rr 10 THE MERCHANTS JOURNAL ASK A LONGER When the officers arrived a few minutes later, the men had departed through another door, which they were able to unlock from the inside. LIMIT ON OLD BILLS Traffic association with the Chamber of Commerce. It is felt that never in the history of the city has there been a greater need for organization, and in order to help a modern merchants' association fifty Topeka The Chanute Business men's Club has sent in to the Legislative League a request for the introduction of a 1 Ml i it' merchants have already voluntaffJ-Jk have the enemies of the garnishment law. The session is very dull, and there is some talk of adjourning early, and going home. The proposed amendment to the state constitution which will permit the issuance of state bonds to aid in the construction of paved highways, has been favorably reported by the committees of both house and senate, and will be before those bodies for action within a few days. The chan 1 sent in their membership. An active campaign for new members will be started Monday, February 10. om extending. the time limit provided in the statute of limitations. Un WORK ON WHITEKER BUILDING. Work on the big building for the Whiteker Bros. Commission "on lower Kansas avenue, Topeka, started this week. It will be used chiefly by the Fordson Tractor Co. when completed, but will be built to carry several additional stories when der the present law, an open account j.1 ouuaws in tnree years and a note in five years. The Chanute Business Men would extend this to 5 and 10 years. It is pretty late in the ses START A YOUNG MEN'S ANNEX. Among the other things which A. L. Oliger is going to add to the To-npk Chamber of Commerce is a ces are favorable for the submission of this proposed amendment. sion to start an important measure of this kind, but it may be introduced simply to give people a chance ROBBED FOR A SECOND TIME. xo taiK it over between now and the Ellinwood, Kans. Thieves again broke into the Stephen Isern Merc. Co. store some time Sunday next session. "young man's division," for the clerks and other young business men of the city. It will be similar to jthe young nenls division which proved so successful at Emporia. It is said that about 500 young men who are not members of the Chamber of Commerce, would be eligible to membership in the new section. night and stole merchandise amount ing to at least a hundred dollars and DEATH OF R. 0. WALES. R. 0. Wales, head of the Wales Advertising Agency of Topeka, which handled the advertising for the Chas. Wolff Packing Company, the Santa Fe Watch Company, and various other big Topeka concerns, died of pneumonia, following flu. He leaves a wife and' two small children, all of whom are now suffering with the same disease which cost Mr. Wales his life. Mr. Wales funeral occurred probably more. They gained their The new garnishment bill is still slumbering in the judiciary committees of-the house and senate. However, the rumor is that it will be brought out in due time. entrance into the store by taking out a small window in the rear end of the dry goods department. An old hat bearing the name of a Hutchin son firm was the only evidence left behind and so far the thieves have not been apprehended. GEORGE BADDERS IS OUT. Geo. Badders, the young Topeka clothing merchant who was sent to the Federal prison for using the mails to defraud his creditors, has been released, having served out his five year term, less the good time allowance. He has announced that he is going into the automobile business in Michigan. Badders was at one time secretary of the Topeka Chamber of Commerce. WANTS TO START BANKS. The Farmers Union, which has DEVERE RAFTER DEAD. Devere Rafter, former county food administrator for Jackson county, died at Excelsior Springs, this week, from a relapse following an attack of flu. Mr. Rafter is one of the well known lawyers of the state. His home was in Holton. started a number of retail stores, and many elevators, in Kansas, is trying to get permission from the The bill favored by the state auditor to take away some of the fees which have been handed over to the State Pharmacy Board, is said to have been smothered in the committee. The Industrial Welfare committee of the house, of which Mrs. Pool Grinstead is chairman, has decided to report out the Ridgeway 48-hour bill with an amendment fixing 56 hours a week as the limit for women and minors. Miss Bresette, secretary of the State Industrial Welfare Commission, is fighting the bill. So far the trading stamp attorneys have not started anything. Nor state legislature to establish co-op erative bankSj run in about the same way their stores are run. CONSOLIDATION COMPLETED. According to an announcement issued by A. P. McKown, president of G. S. ISMERT DIES OF FLU. After a week's illness, G. S. Ismert, manager of the Ismert-Hincke Milling of Topeka, died at his home, 1247 Boswell avenue, Sunday morning. In TWO ROBBERS ESCAPED. Atchison, Kans. When two burg the Topeka Merchants' association, plans have been completed for the fluenza, which rapidly developed into amalgamation of the Topeka Merch lars got into the warehouse of the Intfen grocery about 6 o'clock one day last week, they were locked in and a call was made for the police. pneumonia, caused his death. The burial was in Kansas City. ants' association, the Topeka Credit Clearing House and the Topeka -1 i -1 AR EAL ALESBOOK FACTORY ip? If? i If you want both Service and Price send along your orders ADAMS BROTHERS COMPANY, TOPEKA

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