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The Topeka State Journal from Topeka, Kansas • 17

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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL A AY EVENING, OCTOBER 30. 1915. 17 THAT JAIL FEELING SOCIAL EVENING IN THEBULL PEN State Journal Reporter Locked Up in City Prison Through the Courtesy of Ilar- Tey Parsons, Chief of Police. WANTED EXPERIENCE; GOT IT JIow Thieves, Drunks and Ta grants Spend Their Time. The Conditions Surrounding Prisoners Are Appalling.

A social evening in the bull pen of Topekas city jail; an hour and a half or maybe two hours in a filthy barren walled room, poorly ventilated and aimly ngntea, wherein are confined petty thieves, vagrants, drunks bootleggers and persona with. loath some diseases does it sound inviting? Throu? the courtesy of Chief Harvey it was the privilege or a State Journal reporter to enjoy the aforementioned experience. The reporter during the consider able length of time that he has "hung around the police station has often wondered Just now it would feel to experience all the privileges of a pris oner In the barred room. This he con fided to Chief Parsons. Parsons smil ed.

He gave the necessary order to Kd Woodruff, jailer, that caused Che reporter to be temporarily charged with forgery and locked up. And thus it came to pass that Thursday night the reporter, alias Jones, forger, spent an evening with the wretches in the black holo of To peka. Jones, forger, faced a dirty walled barren room about thirty by twenty feet maybe it was a little larger when the lock clinched on the door behind him. The place was in seir.i- ploom, lighted only by a sixteen can die power electric lamp. The new prisoner walked across the concrete floor and took inventory of lus surroundings while inmates of the place (surveyed him with mingled curiosity ii nd unconcern.

Four prisoners, Babe fmith, Henry Johns, another negro and a Mexican, squatted on a mattress in the middle of the floor and were playing a game 1 -aw-pitch. In one of the iron buriks lay a Mexican on a rasped and dirty mattress, deeping off a jag. An alcoholic odor, mingled with other smells, penetrated t-very nook and corner of the room. The mattress "'ii which the card Vlayers were sitting, as well as others In the room, was dirty and stained. A number of them were ragged, falling to pieces with age.

It is next to impossible to keep this padding clean. A drunk is thrown in the pen. He is in a fighting mcod. He goes to a bunk and lies down. A rip is heard.

Half of the covering of the mattress is torn away from the cotton. Bunks of Sheet Iron. The bunks are of sheet iron, ranged along the walls. Little piles of plastering, scaled from the walls, fill their corners and mix with trash. The floor of the place, although It is flushed with a hose once or twice a day, is dirty and filthy an hour after it is cleaned.

The barred door at the east end of the room and one window is the only ventilation. The air was pungent. "Jones" seated himself at west end of the room on a wooden bench. A stove, devoid of ornament or polish, which has an appearance that makes one afraid to touch it for fear it will fall over, stood in the center of the pen. Cobwebs, heavily laden with dust, filled the corners of the room, while quids of tobaco occupied places of honor on the walls.

A toilet open was in the southwest corner. The reporter attention turned to the inmates. Clean? They could not have kept clean with all the soap in the world. The abhorrence which the police say the most of them have for a bath did not make their appearance more inviting. A negro prisoner lifted himself from a bunk and sauntered over to the bench on which "Jones" was sitting.

He eyed the new prisoner a moment with the apparent idea of starting a conversation, but changed his mind and began to sing "Tipperary" to the tune of "Old Black Joe." "Jones" tried to figure out a sentence that would break up the musical combination. "What are you in for?" the reporter managed to ask. "It's a lon-g way to Tlpp-er-arie petty larcenee but Ah'm on my way," warbled the negro, whose name the reporter learned was Oliver Thompson. Thompson Stops Singing. The negro stopped singing.

"What you in for?" he queried. "Forgery," lied "Jones." "It's a lon-g way whee, say but vou're In deep. Think you can beat it?" "I'h-huh." "Got any folks here?" Again the reporter lied. "No, but I xpect some friends down pretty quick to get me out." "Huh! That's what I expected Then I got in here. Boy, you're all wrong about beatin" them charges.

Tou're a goin to be diggln' coal up at Lansing inside of three months." H. E. C. Just then the attention of Jones, forger, was caught by a small object on a mattress which was lying on a bunk. He peered through the gloom.

Something was moving there. He lighted a match and Investigated. When the light flared up a graybacked species of vermin scurried for cover toward a torn place in the padding. "Jones" glanced across the room. A Mexican armed with a small stick about a foot long, was steering a small object about the size of the reporter's discovery around in circles on a mattress.

"Jones" Imagined he felt something crawling over his right ear. A frantic grab resulted in the discovery that a stray lock of hair had fallen from under his hat and was causing the sensation. Lter Chief Parsons and others explained to "Jones" that the old building is an incubator for vermin and that "dope" is shot Into the bunks and crevices of the wall daily to keep the multiped population down to a minimum. The mattresses and blankets are dusted and cleaned so far as possible every day. It wa3 Babe Smith, or maybe Jose Rodriguez, a Mexican inmate, that finally invited "Jones" to set in for a four-handed game of draw pitch.

Smith, by the way, is one of the many of Topeka's crying needs of a municipal farm. He is not what the police term a "bad nigger" only when he gets intoxicated. However, on this account, he is one of the star boarders at the city Jail. Day after day he lies on one of the iron bunks or lounges about the room, with the confinement to the sordid place slowly eating away his strength and ambition. There are dozens of other police court frequenters like him.

Six months on a municipal farm, the police believe, would make them into new men. Because of lack of better facilities, boys and hardened criminals are thrown into the bull pen together. For the youthful offenders, the place is a primary school for crime. Frequently, officials say, men are thrown in the pen, among other inmates, who are suffering with loathsome and contagious diseases. Probably a half dozen hands of pitch were played out before Ed Woodruff appeared at the door of the bull pen and informed "Jones" that "his bond had been furnished." As "Jones" dropped his cards and walked out the door, a passage from Dante's "Divine Comedy" wherein the poet, depicting a circle of Hades, pictured deceitful flatterers being thrown in a filthy hole, flitted through his mind.

Dante's works were founded upon the idea of punishment of the thirteenth century. "Jones" wondered just how long it takes for euch an idea to evolute. MILLIONSFORADS England's Publicity Campaign Greatest in History. Advertised for Men, Money and to Promote Thrift. London, Oct.

30. How many mil lion dollars the British government has spent in advertising during the first year of the war no expert accountant has yet had the facilities to estimate. It is a safe statement to make however, that no nation ever spent one-tenth as much on printer's ink in tne same period. Kitchener army has been raised chiefly by advertising. Full page, half page and smaller advertisements in the papers are almost daily occur rences.

The billboards have been cov ered with the greatest variety of posters any advertiser ever had printed. A collection of these would reveal every play of ingenious appeal adver tising experts are capable of invent ing. The signs on trams, busses and private motor-cars increase rather than decrease as the "war continues. There are appeals for recruits in prose and verse, in cartoon and suggestive picturing all dressed as attractively as colored inks and trained advertising men can make them. The recent big war loan, the larg est in the history of governmental borrowings, was the occasion of an other tremendous advertising campaign.

Even the big advertisers who have contracts for the outside pages to the dailies were pushed into the in side so John Bull could ask Britons to pour their savings into the nation's till. If the public had not become accustomed to Great Britain as a big advertiser because of the proportions of the army recruiting crusade, the dimensions of this campaign of advertising for money would have seemed startling, for in itself it was altogether without precedent among nations before this war. Now there are signs of a third big advertising movement by Great Brit ain In its "thrift campaign." Already the posters are urging people to eat less meat, to eat more vegetables, to insist that each loaf of bread weigh two pounds, to report any dealer try ing to sell a smaller loaf, and giving similar advice as to economical house keeping. This third campaign on the part of the empire hitherto regarded as conservative and not given to modern or sensational methods, has not et reached the proportions of the other two the campaign for recruits and the campaign for money but it is in embryo still. All the patent medicine and break fast-food 'advertisers in the United States must take a back-seat compar ed to the British Empire now when the dimensions, cost or character of display advertising is in question.

John Bull has become the greatest ad- ertiser on earth. Domestic Tragedy in St. Joseph. St. Joseph, Oct.

30. Harry Fowlei, a confectioner, shot and killed his wife last night. He made an unsuccessful attempt at suicide by shooting himself and lay beside the woman's corpse until this morning, when he fired another bullet into his head and is expected to die. BEST FOR LIVER, BOWELS, STOMACH, HEADACHE, COLDS They liven the liver and bowels and straighten you right up. Don't be bilious, constipated, sick, with breath bad and stomach sour.

Tonight sure! Take Cascarets and enjoy the nicest, gentlest liver and bowel cleasing you ever experienced. Wake up with your head clear, stomach sweet, breath right and feeling fine. Get rid of sick headache, biliousness, constipation, furred tongue, sour stomach, bad colds. Clear your skin, brighten your eyes, quicken your step and feel like doing a full day's work. Cascarets are better than salts, pills or calomel because they don't shock the liver or gripe the bowels or cause inconvenience all the next day.

Mothers should give cross, sick, bilious, feverish children a whole Cas-caret any time as they can not injure the thirty feet of tender bowels. "DRAWS BY EAR" A J. B. DONCYSON, PICTURE MAKER Topeka Citizen Who Spends Much Time in Art Work. Began to Make Drawings When a School Boy.

HE HAS TAKENN0 LESSONS Does the Illustrating for the Masonic Lodges. M'AFEE GOMES OUT Announces His Candidacy for Office of County H. W. McAfee announces his candidacy for commissioner from the Third district in the following card: To the People of Shawnee County: I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of county commissioner of Shawnee county, subject to the Republican primaries in August, 1916. Has Begun to Receive Orders From the East.

the eighties. a lopeKa man, an amateur, is so good an artist that he hardly has time to do anything else but make drawings. J. B. Doncyson, 909 West Tenth street, of the Scottish, Rite temple, has been doing art work for the past ten years and now makes all the drawings used by the Masonic orders and other lodges of Topeka, to say noth- ing of a large amount or work done tor nis friends.

He started drawing while a boy In the Topeka schools, back in His teacher cuffed his ears several times for marking up his books with sketches but the habit was not broken and he became a prominent high school artist later. In 1893 his trip to the Chicago world's fair revealed to his youthful eyes some of the most priceless paintings in the world and young Doncyson attributes much of his "ater ability to viewing th. masterpieces of Europe. He never has taken drawing lessons and depends for the correctness of his technique, perspective and proportion with his eye upon judgment alone. "A man can't do good work and do it fast hat is outside of cartoon work," he said today at the Scottish Rite temple.

"I work an average of twelve to fourteen hours on a picture that amounts to anything, but can dash off a comic sketch in half an hour. As brevity is the soul of wit. too many lines will ruin a funny picture." His Cartoon Work. He formerly did cartoon work for the State Journal, the Santa Fe, and two or three other Topeka concerns. The companies hired an amateur because he was doing as good as If not better work than professional artists in Kansas City.

In addition to his drawing, which takes nearly all his time, Mr. Doncyson is a secretary in the Scottish Rite temple. That is a man's job also as It necessitates taking care of $78,000 worth of costumes, feeding four or five hundred people every week or so at a banquet, and handling the immense amount of mail that comes in and goes out on regular ousiness. "We have so much mail that we have to use JP as complicated system of "'j mailing its Liie jsuiuruay Evening Post does," said Mr. Doncyson.

The reunion of the Masons in November has caused a great amount of publicity matter to be sent out. Mr. Doncyson has handled all of the art booklets and practically designed all of them. In fact he has had so much experience and become so proficient that he does the work for Masonic valleys in the east. HEAR 'DEM HEN DAYIN KANSAS Development of Poultry Indus try Encouraged Today.

Meetings Held in Every County Throughout the State. BAN ON MONGREL CHICKENS Increase Yalue of Eggs 000,000 a Year Is Prediction. Kansas, Close to Markets, Has Excellent Opportunities. I H. W.

McAfee, Candidate for County Commissioner. I am a candidate for the nomination from the Third district, which comprises the Fifth and Sixth wards of Topeka and the remainder of the county south of the Kaw river. This district is at present and has been for years represented by a citizen of To peka, although only a small fraction of It lies within the city limits. Nine-tenths of the property of the district Is situated in the country and I believe the people of this section are now entitled to the commissioner. I favor a progressive administration of the county's affairs in every de partment, and as economical as the best efficiency will permit.

I would take no backward step but would support all reasonable and necessary improvements. Consistent with the actual and evident needs of the coun ty, I would do my utmost to hold down appropriations, believing that through businesslike methods worthy and demanded improvements may be made and taxes be reduced. I think I may not unjustly lay claim to being one of the pioneer agitators for good roads which has resulted in such great improvements in the pub lic roads of Shawnee county during the past ten years. Our automobile tax now amounts to several thousand dollars a year and I am in favor of an equal distribution of it as it is collected and putting it on our roads. I appeal to my many friends in To peka for support upon my record as a citizen and because it is fair that the country have, the commissioner the next time, and I appeal to the remainder of the district to support me for the same reasons.

If I am so for tunate as to receive the nomination, I hereby pledge myself to the interests of all the people of the county at all times. Tours very truly, h. w. McAfee. Mr.

Snapperly (reading) "Man commits suicide by jumping off ferryboat." Mrs. Snapperly "Just like a man. Why didn't he Jump off a dock and save two cents?" Puck. Today is "hen day" In Kansas. Throughout the state, meetings are being held at which plans for developing the poultry industry of the state are being discussed.

Poultry insti tutes, under the auspices of the Kan sas State Poultry Federation, were scheduled to be held in every county Plans for the elimination of mongrel chickens and the developing of thoroughbred poultry were to be discussed at the various meetings. Such a movement would Increase the value of Kansas eggs $20,000,000 a year, Ralph Searle, organizer of the Kansas State Poultry association, said today. "Kansas is ideally located to be the foremost poultry state In the union," he said. "We are close to the big markets of the country. We have excellent transportation facilities and we produce enormous wheat crops.

This latter is by no means a small consideration since scientists have proved that wheat is the best chicken feed." Mr. Searle asserted that Kansas farmers have paid too little attention to the opportunities that lie before them in the poultry field. Delightful For the Invalid. The Convalescent. The Children.

Give them the water that's full of life sparkle; that's full of radiant, good health. Snapping with its own natural gas. That's "Manitou" Mineral Water Order It By the Case or Bottle Geo. V. Stansfield 632 Kansas Avenue.

Distributor. The Manitou Springs Mineral Water Co. Manitou, Colo. "At the Foot of Pike's Peak" Keeping Busy Since people have learned how much Willard Service means towards good starting and lighting, we haven't much time for loafing. KEELE ELECTRIC CO.

Phone 3970. 706 Jackson St. Free inspection of any battery at any time You Can or By liiy It By the Slice the Whole Ham Banquet Ham is the choice of every killing. it's the meat that gives you strength. it's the meat that is appetizing.

the kind you should eat to build up your system. You cannot expect to do a hard day's work with light food. You. must have the best, therefore you should have a breakfast of WOLFF'S BANQUET HAM. It will build you up it will fit you for the hardest task, whether it be with the muscle or with the brain.

The Chas. Wolff Packing Company TOPEKA, KANSAS PHON 154:1 SEE THE SMILE GUESS THE REASON SPOTS WE TAKE OUT STAY OUT 6 FIRST MORTGAGES On Improved Kansas Farms Subject to Prior Sale No. 9480 $1,750.00 Woodson County. Examiner's valuation of land and buildings, $4,700.00. Security In this loan is 117 acres of upland, with 85 acres in cultivation.

Land is watered by three wells, and adjoins the town of Toronto, Kansas, a town of 1,100 population. The assessed valuation of this property is $4,640.00. Borrower Is a young married man, and lists $10,000.00 in assets. The loan Is due December 1st, 1919; Interest payable semi-annually June and December. No.

0443 $2,000.00 Shawnee Oounty. Examiner's valuation of land and buildings, $5,600.00. Security In this loan Is eighty acres seventy acres in cultivation, twenty acres of alfalfa. It is located only four and one-half miles from Silver Lake, and three miles from Kiro, a small station. It is occupied by the borrower, and this money is wanted to take up a mortgage of $1,600.00, and the balance for purchasing' some cows.

The assessed valuation of this property is $4,285. Loan is due January 1st, 1922 interest payable semi-annually January and July. No. 519 $2,000.00 Pottawatomie County. Examiner's valuation of land, $6,900.00.

Security in this loan Is 250 acres, with fifteen acres in cultivation, and only twenty unfit. One hundred sixty acres of this land, located three miles from Westmoreland, Is all in grass, and watered by springs. It is leased for three years for $260.00 cash rent per year. Ninety acres, one-half mile from Westmoreland, Is handled by the borrower and his brother. The assessed valuation of this property is $5,000.00.

Loan is due January 1st, 1920; Interest payable annually January. No. 9484 $2.000.00 Butler County. Examiner's valuation of land and buildings, $6,300.00. The assessed valuation of this property Is $3,892.00.

Security in loan is sixty acres of first-class creek bottom land, and all in cultivation except a little pasture land along creek. The borrower purchased this land in 1913 for $6,000.00 cash, and since purchase has built a new barn. This money Is to take up balance of $3,000.00 mortgage which was part of purchase price. Lend is located one mile from Potwin, Kansas. Loan Is due January 1st, 1922; interest payable semi-annually January and July.

Further Kansas and Oklahoma Lists and Full Particulars Upon Request The Pioneer Mortgage Co. MULVANE BUILDING TOPEKA. KANSAS Don't Slave Your Life Away Over The Family Washing If you do your own washing you spend one- fourth of every year slaving over the tub and ironing board. Figure it out two days of every week one day in washing and drying, the other in ironing. Let us do this disagreeable task for you.

We'll do it cheaper and just as satisfactory as you can possibly do it at home. Try Our Rough Dry Plan By this plan we'll wash and iron flat pieces, wash and starch the starch pieces and wash and dry-tumble the unstarched pieces. Phone 17a and! Onr Wagon Will Call. White Star Laundry Phone 142 213 West 5th The Finest Cheapest MONUMENTS for sale by H.SCHROEDER 231 Jefferson Topeka, Kansas.

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