TOPEKA STATE JOURXATL, FRIDAY EVENING," SEPTEMBER 25
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A LARGE BUSINESS.
The Chicago Lumber Company
of Topeka, Kansas.
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Robert Pierce the President
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This Concern Provided the Lumber
for Many of the Now Building
Constructed in Topeka
A' business concern under the ever
watchful eyes of an intelligent and act
ive management, can be so conducted
as to become a pride to the community
and a synonym for enterprise. Topeka
has a largenumberof such firms. "They
never sleep." The very atmosphere
around them is charged with electric
ity, for they keep the wheels constantly
going. "It's the pace that kills," and
the firm with the melancholy, sluggish
temperament looks on in despair. It
can't keep up, the pace would wear it
An enterprising firm can, by the good
quality of the wares dispensed, by Just
dealing, and a lively use of its ener
gies in securing business, establish a
name that in itself has a power to at
tract business. There is a good deal in
a name after all. The Chicago Lumber
company is such a firm. Its name has
become so associated in the minds of
the people of Topeka and Kansas for
enterprise and push, that its influence
There is one little technicality, how
ever, which the citizens of Topeka
should resent the "Chicago" part of
the name. You see the company hus
tles around here getting our business,
and then gives Chicago the credit for
The Chicago Lumber company sup
plied the building material for a large
percentage of the most prominent
structures built in Topeka this sum
mer, among them thi Culver & Bailey
building, the Smith company building,
the Merriam building, and the State
Journal building. As it was most de
sirable to the proprietor of the latter
building that the material put into it
should be the best procurable, it can
be said with satisfaction that what
they supplied was In every particular
first class. The Chicago Lumber com
pany has a branch office and yard at
Alma, Kan. Most Topekans probably
know, but it may be well to explain to
those who don't, that the Chicago Lum
ber company is a strictly home compa
ny. After the death last summer of M.
T. Green, the senior partner, of Chica
go, Mr. Robert Pierce bought his nart
ner's interest and organized a stock
company of which he was made presi
dent, Mr. John M. Currier secretary,
and E. B. H. Remley yard manager.
Joseph Eck, the manager and partner
of the company's interests at Alma, is
a!o mayor of that town.
The compauy does a large railroad
business, that is, in the way of furnish
ing the material for depots, round
houses, machine shops, etc. Among
those of recent construction are a ma
chine shop at Argentine, a round house
at Moline and a depot at La Junta.
Most of the timbers furnished so far
for the Kansas river bridge were
bought from Mr. Pierce.
The company is the sole agent for
two fine cements: Agatite Cement
Plaster, manufactured at SaJina. and
Alsen's Cement, an imported German
cement, with which the World's fair
was largely constructed. The former
cement is earning a good reputation
wherever used. The state house is
plastered with it. It has splendid ad
hesive qualities. It will stick to wood,
stone or brick without the aid of hair
or any other substance. Alkali has no
effect on it. A large number of build
ings in Topeka are plastered with this
Mr. Pierce has had the company's
buildings and fences nicely painted
this summer. He believ-ps in having
things neat and clean. The writer was
much amused at a large black cat
painted on the front of the office and
asked President Pierce wherefor it was
there. He said that it was the sign,
grip and pass word of the Order of Hoo
Hoo's. an association composed of lum
bermen of the ITnited States and Can
ada purely social in its relations. The
order now has about 10,000 members.
It is expected that a eancatanation will
be held in Topeka during the Fall Fes
tivities, when several lumbermen from
various parts of the state will be taken
into the order. The ceremonies will be
conducted by the officers of the Kansas
City association. The writer has a sus
picion in his mind that Mr. Pierce se
cured this meeting of the lumbermen
for Topeka. However that may be,
Mr. Pierce is an interested member and
will do the best in his powr to show
Topeka favorably to the lumbermen
visitors to the Fall Festival.
A BACHELOR'S ROMANCE.
Sol Smith Russell's New Play Pre
sented at Wilkesbarra.
Wilkesbarre, Sept. 25. Mr. Sol Smith
Russell last night presented a new
comedy, "A Bachelor's Romance," for
the first time on any stags, written for
him by Martha Morton. A large and
brilliant audience witnessed the initial
The play tells a pretty story of self
sacrifice and its ultimate reward. David
Holmes (Mr. Russell) is a quiet, sensi
tive student, who has earned the place
of a literary writer on The Review, and
is made judge and reader in a $10,000
prize contest for the best serial story
submitted to the paper. David i3 al
most unconsciously in love with Silvia,
who has been thrown upon his care by
her father. Harold Reynolds, a young
member of The Review staff, is also in
love with her, and builds his hopes up
on the $10,000 prize, which would enable
him to marry her. Thus the destiny of
the young couple is left in David's
hands. He hesitates, but his soul event
ually conquers, and he gives the prize
where it belongs, to Harold.
In a conflict of the two men, however,
character finally triumphs and David
is rewarded with the disinterested love
of the young girl. The play was inter
preted by an adequate company, in
which, of course. Mr. Russell stands
pre-eminent for his quaint charasteriza
tion. IN SEWALL'S OFFICE.
McKinley and Hobart'a PicturesGreet
Visitors to SewalL
New Tork, Sept. 25. In Arthur Sew
all's New York offices the only cam
paign pictures are those of McKinley
and Hobart. They are displayed con
spicuously over the biggest dask in the
front office, one at which Mr. Sewall
himself might sit if be came to New
York,, and beneath are the legends
"American Protection for American
Industries." "Honest Money for Ameri
can Worklngmen." The ofDces occu
py the top floor of No. 42 East Twenty
second street. On the office door are
the painted words "American . Mer
chant Marine Association," and then in
f? s, Ss
rthur Sewall. president;
Alexander R. Smith, secretary."
It rather startles one to open a aoor
:n- ,i mc, -'4rihur Sewall" on It
and be confront by pictures of Mc
Kinley and Hobart.
UP MOUNT TAMALPAIS.
Susan B. Anthony Cheered A the
Moses of America
San Francisco. Sept. 25. The Tam
alpais Railroad company, under the ar
rangement of Mrs. Lovell White, yes
terday entertained the Pacific Coast
Women's Press association and the
Woman Suffrage committee on a trip
to the top f Mount Tamalpais. The
ladies, some 65 in number, left the Sau
salito ferry at 1:4.". They were met by
Mrs White at Mill Valley. Then com
menced the long, steep ascent of the
The day was perfect, and as turn
after turn was made on the winding
road and new beauties of the landscape
were exposed many were the exclama
tions of delight and pleasure from the
enthusiastic guests. Once as the vel
vet hills of lower Tamalpais were re
vealed to view, the ladies burst out
with "Praise God, from Whom all
Blessings Flow!" in loud voice.
The summit was reached a little after
4 SO and after a few minutes of rest
and wandering on the very peak of the
mountain the programme of the after
noon was inaugurated in the unfinish
ed shed of the station house of the new
railway. Mrs. Sargent introduced Su
san B. Anthony as the first speaker.
The veteran of the suffrage movement
directed her remarks to the workmen
about the unfinished building, saying
that the women present had heard all
her arguments, but that they would
be new to these men.
"Under the old regime," she said, "the
government of this country was in vio
lation of the principle of equality in
regard to men as well as women. No
man could vote unless he had monpy.
Then the government became a white
male aristocracy. Next the qualifica
tion 'white' was struck out by national
fire, and the government became a raaie
aristocracy. Now the sex line has been
abolished in three states, and we are
working to abolish it here. Nature has
done everything she can for California.
If all men vole the adjective 'male' out
the women here will have equal chance
with the men. This will be the b'-st pos
sible advertisement for California. It
will bring the best emigrants here. You
have climate, soil, gold and silver.
When you have complete liberty you
will have everything. When the 3d of
November comes I fvr ! every man
of you to write "yes" after the sixth
amendment before he does anything
Mrs. William Keith gave the follow
"Moses went up from the Plains of
Moab into the Mountain of Nebo, to
the top of Pisgah, that is over against
Jericho. And the Lord showed him all
the land unto the utmost sea. And
the Lord said unto him: 'This is the
land. I have caused thee to see it with
thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over
"But as it is written. 'There arose not
a prophet since in Israel like unto
Moses, so, in like manner, for long
years to come, it will be told, there
arose not a prophet since in America,
like unto Susan B. Anthony.' "
After many expressions f thanks for
the delightful excursion they had en
joyed, the party left the summit. Just
as the sun was sinking in a blace of
glory in the weet. As the car passed
the workmen's station the men cheered
and waved their handkerchiefs for Miss
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NORTHEAST GGRMER SIXTH AND KANSAS AVE.
NORDICA GETS EIG MONEY.
Will Receive the Largest Amount
Ever Paid in America
New York, Sept. 25. Mme. Lillian
Nordica. the singer, accompanied by
her maid and her faithful dog, Turk,
arrived on La Gascogne. The party
proceeded to the Hotel Savoy, where
during the rest of the day she denied
herself to all callers, pleading the fa
tigue of the voyayre and her desire to
rest as an excuse. Mme. Nordica has
come for the sole purpose of singing
at the annual musical festival at Wor
cester, Mass. Mr. Ruben, her Ameri
can representative, saya that she will
receive the highest price for her
week's engagement ever paid a singer
in America. "Without naming the ex
act amount." he said, "I will say that
it goes well into the thousands."
Since leaving America last spring
Mme. Nordica has spent her time be
tween Paris. Aix Le Bains and Bai
reuth. She did absolutely no profes
sional singing and is now in the best of
health and voice. She has a number
ol concert engagements to fill in Eng
land, which will keep her until Novem
ber, when she will again return to the
United States. She will go on a tour
through the west and south, singing in
concert and oratorios. She will not ap
pear in grand opera in New York this
GRAPES AS CHEAP AS COAL
Michigan Farmers Have Already
Stopped Picking Them.
Chicago, Sept. 25 Owing to the enor
mous crop of grapes in Michigan this
season, grapes are now selling in St.
Joseph at the price of hard coal 17 per
A South Water street merchant said
today that many Michigan farmers had
already stopped picking grapes, as
there was not enough moiiey at the
present prices to pay for shipping.
packir.gr and commissions.
This morr ing's arrival exceeds 50.000
baskets. a: d thy vvre sold as low as
8 cents in lots of 100 baskets or more.
MEMORY OF EUGENE FIELD.
November 4 is Set Apart as Contri
bution Say in Missouri.
Sedalia, Mo., Sept. 25. As provided
for by resolution, the Euge -e Field
monument association, of which W. O.
L. Jewett of the Shelblna Democrat is
president and J. Wpst Goodwin of the
S.dalia Bazoo secretary, th follcwing
naraeil have been selected a? the board
of directors to serve until their success
ors are elected: R. M. White, editor
Ledger, Mexico, Mo.; Gardiner Lathrop.
lawyer, Kansas City, Mo.; W. E. Spratt.
real estate dealer. St. Joseph, Mo.;
Walter Williams, editor Herald, Colum
bia; H. W. Ewing, editor Tribune, Jef
To further the movement to erect a
monument on the campus of the state
university at Columbia to the memory
of Mr. Field, the state superintendent
of public schools, John R. Kirk, has ad
dresssed a letter to the teachers of Mis
souri in which, among other things, he
"To extend and foster the generous
sentiment which finds expression in this
movement. I request that Wednesday,
November 4. 1S9H. he recognised as
'Field' day in the schools of the state
bv appropriate commemorative exer
oises and that you give opportunity for
voluntary contributions to assist in
erecting a suitable marble shaft in
honor of the dead MiasouriaA. All
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secretary, West Goodwin, Sedalia,
and acknowledgment through ihe press
will be made as to the amour.ts con
tributed by each district, town, city or
MRS. COUGAR'S SUCCESS.
Forty-six Ohio Republicans Tell Her
They Will Vote for Silver.
Akron, O., Sept. 25. Testerday a large
crowd was addiessed by Mrs. Helen M.
Cougar t Randolph park on the Issue
or free silver. While the weather was
much agair.st a large crowd the large
theater was well filled and what was
lacking in warmth of temperature was
made up for in warmth of enthusiasm.
Cue meeting was at ail times open for
questions and criticisms, and the gold
standard advocates were challenged to
refute the arguments made by Mrs.
To show how convincing her argu
ments were, she called for a vote at the
close 13 find out how many in the audi
ence were going to vote for Bryan and
free silver who had never voted the
Democratic ticket before. Forty-six
Republicans and six Prohibitionists
stood up and announced themselves.
Mrs. Gougar had the town hall at
Bedford crowded to overflowing in the
face of the rain on Friday evening and
made many converts. Her admirers at
the meeting at the park forced her to
consent to remain and address a large
meeting in Assembly hall, Akron, when
the combined Bryan clubs of the city
will be out in force.
With but little care and no trouble,
the beard and moustache can be kept
a uniform brown or black color by us
ing Buckingham's Dye lor the Whiskers.
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DULUTH WATER BONDS.
A Boatoa Firm Taked Them and Work
Will Now Begin.
Duluth. Minn., Sept. 25. There is re
joicing here over the placing of the
placing of the 11,100,000 City water bonds
$1,100,000 city water bonds with Guv dc
Co. of Boston, and the fact thai ths first
installment of $200,000 has been taktn
Gay & Co. and W. C. Cole of Chicago
represent the Duluth Water company
bondholders. The ei,y and the com
pany have been at war for a number of
years, but the bondholders have now
stepped in, and to demonstrate their
friendliness have bought the bonds is
sued by the city for building a new In
take ten miles up the north shore of the
lake, where a pure supply can be had.
Chas. B. Hood, broker and manufac
turer's agent, Columbus, O., certifies
that Dr. King's New Discovery has no
equal as a cough remedy. J. D. Brown,
proprietor St. James hotel, Fort Wayne,
Ind., testifies that he was cured of a
cough of two years' standing, caused
by la grippe, by Dr. King's New Dis
covery. B. F. Merrill of Balwinsviile.
Mass., says that he has used and rec
ommended it and never knew it to fall,
and would rather have it than any doc
tor, because it always cures. Mrs. Ham
ming, 222 East Twenty-fifth street, Chi
cago, always keeps it at hand and has
no fear of croup, because H Instantly re
lieves. Free trial bottle at J. K. Jonea'
drug store. Fifth street and Kansas
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