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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 7, 1907.'
Ac 12 1 Ifrl HE IS AFTER GAS. H. S. Montgomery Begins to Drill a Well. An Expert Says There's Both Oil and Gas. NOT HARD TO FIND. Thinks Deposits Will Be Found Within 200 Feet. Site of New Prospect in High land Park. f 1 i H i .a ft V, f ffl a Afternoon Teas To give distinction to the charm of .the tea table the thoughtful hostess always serves the deli cate pastry confection the toothsome, melting, inviting PERFETTO Sugar Wafers. A perfect sub stitute for tarts, tea cakes and home-made pastry of every sort. Perfectly made, perfectly packed. Fresh always every where in 25c and 10c pack ages. Made only in the Modern Bakeries of OpSE-VlLES I'i'i IV S 3 Li rS6 ii ii i J 11 L Kansas Citv. U. S. A. tfpsbi ufeMi GREAT TIME AT BAKER. The Closinjr Exercises at the Tnlver. sity an Vnquallflcd Success. Baldwin, Karu, Jane 7. The Baker college here -was formally closed Thursday by granting: of degrees from ihe college of liberal arts to 54 grad uates followed by the university luncheon to the seniors, the alumni, and their friends. The address of the morning; was by Rev. Macy McGee Waters of Brooklyn, and the con ferring: of degrees by President H. Murlin. Immediately after chapel Bervices the luncheon was held in the new library building; with 250 in at tendance. The principal after-dinner speakers were Governor E. W. Hoch of Topeka. ex-Governor Stanley of Wichita, W. P. Borland of the Kansas City law school. J. W. Bristow of Sa il na. Rev. Macy McGee Waters of Brooklyn, Mr. Walker of Atchison. Mr. E. A. Durham and W. W. Switzer responded for the class of '07. A noticeable feature of this commence ment is that several graduates are the children of former Baker graduates. This fact speaks eloquently for the age and stability of the Institution. Both Governor Hoch and ex-Governor Stanley have daughters in this class, also each of them has grad uated a son at Baker. The plans for the new gymnasium. drawn by Prof. W. C. Bauer, have been officially accepted by the board of trustees and are now up for public inspection. The whole week has been one of the greatest successes in Baker univer sity's history. In all departments 165 degrees were conferred. Judge France Is Dead. Denver, June 7. Former. District Judge L. B. France, pioneer and noted lawyer, died of paralysis at 2:35 this morning at his residence in this city Judge France was a native of Marv. land, born in 1833. He was regarded vicinity Another attempt to locate oil or gas in the vicinity of Topeka is to be made by H. S. Montgomery who bored two holes on the George Flanders property three miles south of the city last sum mer and the work has been commenced. Andrew Moore, who is an experienced ril and gas driller has his apparatus on the ground and is prepared to go down until oil or gas is found or until he is satisfied that farther work will be use less. Mr. Moore has worked nearly all over the southern fields in Kansas besides having spent several years in the same work in Pennsylvania and is satisfied that oil and gas exist in veins and pockets near the city and is not dis mayed at the attempts made in the past. Though unsuccessful in his at tempts made last summer Mr. Mont gomery has not given up the idea of striking oil or gas in paying quantities near Topeka. New impetus was given the proposi tion, though about the middle of last month when H. S. Kennedy, an expert oil and gas man of Ponca City, stopped off in the city and began investigations on his own account and after a number of days spent in prospecting announced that both oil and gas exist in paying and unlimited quantities in the vicinity of the city. He does not claim that Immense lakes of these underlie the city and adjacent to the city.but by a system which he has kept a secret he claims that he can locate oil and gas. He is not ask ing a bonus of stock in a company to be formed and has nothing to sell, but wants to see a hole sunk where he says that gas is to be found and of fers to donate $100 if he is mistaken. He has letters from the ex-mayor or Ponco City, James Hutchins, who is now president of the Chamber of Com merce as well as the secretary of that body, R. Severs, and numerous other citizens of that city stating that it was he who located the first oil and gas wells in that district. These are reinforced by letters from Balie Waggener, James Orr and other prominent citizens of the state attest ing to his standing, nonor ana integrity. Mr. Montgomery was much impressed by the story told by Mr. Kennedy and numerous excursions into the country has resulted in the third attempt which will be made by Mr. Montgomery to locate oil and gas. Calls Tills Promising Field. Mr. Kennedy visited the site of the former borings made by Mr. Mont gomery without knowing that wells had ever been sunn in tnat locality ana Dy his method claims that he has located a vein of gas almost directly in line and between the two points where the drilling was done last summer. He claims that one of the holes missed striking the vein of gas by 45 feet and the well on wnicn worK nas Deen com menced will be on the exact site se lectedby Mr. Kennedy. I have prospected tn numerous fields," said Mr. Kennedy, and have yet to find a field as promising as the one In and about Topeka. The city is located directly over millions of jPeet of gas and millions of barrels of oil and all that there is to do is to go down after it. This will not necessitate deep wells at all and gas will be found in large quantities from two .to three hundred feet down and I would be willing to stake my life on' It. If I had the money I would make the experi ment myself, for there is oil and gas in this locality in paying quantities though it will be found in veins and Dockets. The Commercial club nas made an offer of $2,000 to the person who will locate the first oil or gas well in the of Topeka and Mr. Mont SNAPSHOTS as the foremost authority in the state on UDel. He was the author of sev eral books on nature. A Great Roast 2 Over a ton of Arbuckles Ariosa Coffee is roasted at a time, in a large revolving cylinder, which drops the coffee through heat again and again until each bean is uniformly roasted. Ho other coffee is in suffi cient demand to afford such, scientific and perfect prepara tion. The sales of Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee exceed the sales of all other packaged coffees combined, and this scientific roasting, which no other coffee can afford, by its very magni tude, reduces our cost to a minimum, and enables us, with our other advant ages, to give better value in Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee than is possible for any one else. Arbuckles' Ariosa Coffee is the cheapest good coffee in the -world, and the best of all for you. iaEBUCmHI BROS., NewJTork Ot. gomery has promised that this prize shall go to Mr. Kennedy in case that his selection of a site proves to be e success. ' Among the letters carried by Mr, Kennedy is one from C. H. Ruby, president of the Ponca, City Oil, Gas and Mineral, substantiating his claims aa to having located the first wells In this field. While many look upon the "witching" and other similar methods of locating oil and gas as unreliable and belonging to the age or witch craft. Mr. Kennedy has attracted a great deal of attention by the method which hev uses and his sangulneness of success. Mr. Kennedy has fixed the exact lo cation where he is sure that gas will be found and will leave for Moline this afternoon to be with a daughter who la seriously ill. He will return within a few days and watch the pro gress of the work which will do the greatest boon Topeka has ever ex perienced or mark Mr. Kennedy in this case at least as a failure. Mr. Montgomery is reticent about his plan and refuses to discuss it at length. He said: "Yes, I have a man on tne grouna wno wiu commence drilling at once for I am sure that there is oil as well as gas in the vicin ity of the city." "Are you depending on air. Ken nedy locating the site?" was asked. Well, yes, while I am not a believ er In 'witching' and such I am very much impressed with Mr. Kennedy and his sincerity and he has some of the best letters that I have ever seen. "I am going out this afternoon with Mr. Kennedy-and wherever he sticks a stick down and says that there is gas, there will I drill. I am going to give him a thorough trial though I do not like to discuss the matter at this time for there will be plenty of time in the event that the experiment proves to be successful. Another well will be drilled though and there is no mistake about it for I have closed the contract and the man with his ma chinery is on the ground. The new hole will be but a snort enstance rrom one of the old ones but I believe, as does Mr. Kennedy, that gas in this lo cality will be found in veins and oil in pockets."' Argentine Is Rejected. Kansas City. Kan., June 7. Argen tine is not to be annexed to this city. The annexation ordinance was defeat i ed in the joint meeting of the two l council last nisrht. The early morning atmosphere was such as to make a person feel a trifle stuck up. " Senator Thomas Noftzger of Anthony was in the city yesterday on a - short business trip. After the good rain of last night the city gives every appearance this morn ing of being a "spotless town." The roof of the Airdome theater leaked so last night that the perfor mance was transferred to the Majes tic. . Dr. L. H. Munn returned from Esk- ridge last night where he has been de tained for several days on professional business. Miss Irene Crawford of the Pratt high school has been offered and has accepted a position as teacher of Eng lish in the Topeka high school. At last the federal court room which is dark and dismal with water stains showing on the ceiling and walls is to be repainted and repaired In general. Mrs. S. E. Ransom, of Aledo, 111., mother of Mrs. John W. Nowers and Mrs. J. R. Fay, is seriously ill at the latter's home, No. 1110 Harrison street. 'I see ' another ! car shortage ap proaching," said one of the officials of the Santa Fe. as he gazed out into the rain which fell at Intervals all day Thursday. On account of the rains last night a much smaller crowd than usual went to Vinewood Park. Some who did go weru caught in the heavy showers returning home. L. A. Franbarger has been granted a building permit for the erection or a $2,000 dwelling at 1501 Tyler street and the work of construction will be gin at once. These are busy days in the county treasurer's office. A steady stream of taxpayers rotate through it every day adding their mites to the coffers of the county. What is given as a valid excuse for the failure to give the grass around the court house a cutting is that it is being allowed to go to seed for the future benefit of the lawn. Marion G. Leonard will play "The Spanish Serenade" as a solo at Mar shall's band concert in the city park Sunday. D. G. Kline will also play a baritone solo,, "The Holy City." A letter from one of the members of the White Sox team to a Topeka friend says that Herman Crow, the manager of the team, is all one big smile as a re- j suit of the game at Oklahoma City. The monthly golf tournament for I the Hall trophy will be held at the Country club Saturday arternoon and it is expected that there will be be tween thirty and forty clubmen in the contest. Richard Falroll, the attorney who is defending Mayor Schmitz of San Fran cisco in the boodling investigation now on in that city, was a former Washburn student and attended the college in the eighties. , A strong lunged lad with a megaphone attracting the- attention of the public to the show at a local vaudeville theater is one of the attractions to those who have occasion to frequent Kansas av-3-nue during the early hours of the even ing, u Representatives ;of the Woodmen of the World from Various lodges in the state will be in the city Sunday to as sist in the unveiling of a monument in the Topeka cemetery erected to the memory of W. H. Ream, who died in this city last fall.: The members of the Harmonious Trio at the Novelty theater this week have changed their solos and the new set of songs they sing are more enjoy able. If possible, than were those which they sang during the first days of the week. The little negro woman with the black skull cap who expounds her doctrine from the street corners has returned to Topeka after a short absence. As a result meetings of the camp-meeting or der are the program for some corner of the avenue every night. Miss Viola Troutman, secretary of the Topeka Chautauqua association has opened headquarters in room 48 in the Columbian building where she will spend the most of her time be tween now and the 15th of July when the Chautauqua opens. ' The shout which greeted the posting of the final score of the game at Okla homa City yesterday afternoon could be heard all over the business district. The Topeka team made a grandstand finish in the ninth inning and pulled a victory out of what seemed a certain defeat. J. G. Thornburg, who has run the elevator in the Bank of Topeka build ing continually for ten years, is taking his first vacation during this time and estimates that his trips up and down in the cage would amount to over 4,000 miles had they been continuous in one direction. City Attorney Drennlng has decided that the city council had no right to vote $50 to pay the expenses of Chief of Police Eaton as a delegate to a meeting of the chiefs of police which is to be held at Minneapolis and as a result the chief will either pay his own expenses or stay, at home. Agreements have been signed by the county commissioners of Shawnee and Jefferson counties for the construc tion of a bridge over the Kaw river at a point just south of Grantville. The bridge Is to be built within eighteen months at a cost of $16,000 which is to be borne Jointly by the counties. The regular monthly meeting of the Shawnee County Horticultural society was held at the home of T. P. "Van Orsdol eight miles northwest of the city Thursday afternoon and reports received from various parts of the county indicate thatvthere will be a short crop of raspberries, blackberries and strawberries. The dog canning episode in which two patrolmen are said to be implicat ed has been called to the attention of Councilman H. B. Howard, "chairman of the police committee, and he in timates that if he finds conditions as they seem to be that he will recom mend that the canning process be ap r Long and Snort KAYSER GLOVES by express thi ; morning. Cro SBY J3ROS. Seven Trade Brmgers Long or SLort KAYSER GLOVES ky express this morning. 10. Children's Drawers - Sizes up to 12 years ..... ' . - - Made of a good grade of bleached muslin; 3 styles; one has a tucked and hem stitched ruffle, another, has a tucked and Torchon lace trimmed ruffle, the other has no ruffle, but i9 finished with pin tucks. On sale -j s Saturday XUC Tne Climax of Value Giving in the June Muslin Underwear Sale Twenty-Five Distinct Styles of Gorset Covers 23c They go on sale with the opening of the doors Saturday morning. Trim med with Valencinnes and Torchon in sertion and edging, Swiss embroidery and hemstitchsd ruffles. .You'll find them all out on a large table, hundreds of them (to commence with) 02 take your choice Mien's Balkriggan Und erwear "Second's" of the 50c quality. Per garment. . . . A dropped stitch, a spot of oil or an overrun seam makes a "second" in the mill where we bought this underwear. The wearing quality is not Injured at all, and that's what you buy it for, to wear. Summer weight, long sleeve shirts, drawers have re-enforced seat and adjustable waist bands. Perfectly finished In every way. All sizes, jp per garment JjC On display In the South Window. Barefoot Sandals The upper part is one piece of tan calf skin with two-straps to fasten it with. Heavy welted soles of a single piece of oak tanned sole leather. One pair should last all summer. All sizes prices from $1.25 to $2.00. "Boys Skuffers" Sturdily built sandals of brown canvas with oak soles. The latest thing in children's summer footwear, per pair $1.00 and $1.25. Woman's ' Vests 8, Snow white bleached, Jersey ribbed, cotton vests with mercer ized tape around neck and arms. They are what is known as "Menders." Small holes and de fects were found before they left the factory. They have been neatly mended. In perfect con dition they are worth 12 c. "We bought them to sell as a "May Special" at 10c. The winter weather we had in May preclud ed that, so now we place them on sale o at OC On Display 1p the South Window ( Girdles 39C Nothing is more com fortable for warm weather wear than a perfect fitting stylish girdle. That's the two strong points about this Girdle; the perfect fit and the style. Made of white batiste In the very latest model. Carefully boned and stayed so It will hold it's shape to the last. The edges are trimmed with Torchon lace. As a special for the last day of the June Muslin TTnderwear Sale, these Girdles 2f will be ..OyC Sizes 18 to 26. $5.75 Silk Jretticoats, $3.75 These are discontinued numbers. The qual ity of the silk is the same as we are showing in our S7.50 Petticoats. They were priced origin ally at So. 75. Now they are marked $5.00. Made with a plain top, with a 6-inch accordion-plaited flounce finished with a ruffle. 9 inch silk' underlay, also finished with a ruffle. We have black and all colors with which to start the sale Saturday morning, but you'd better be on nana eariy u you wwn 10 cnoose irom a complete assortment, as $5.75 Silk Petticoats don't last long at $3.75 JLlectric Flat Irons Thirty Days' Free Trial For the next few days we will have with us Miss Martin, demonstrator from the General Electric Co., who will Deliver and Demonstrate in any Home in To peka using Edison Current, an Electric Iron for Thirty Days Free Trial, at the end of which, if you feel that you do not wish to purchase, we will take it away, and the trial will not have cost you anything. - ' As Miss Martin will be with us but a limited time, we would consider it a favor to have you telephone us your name and address promptly, signifying your desire that she call, which will not obligate you in ay way. The Topeka Edison 2o. Telephone 369. Office 734 Kansas Ave. plied to the uniformed tormentors of the canine. FTJNERAJj OF Ij. II. PERKINS. Body of the Iate Distinguished Law- rence citizen laia to ltesi. Used by millions ycalufiioft Unions r Pouder jf fck OmncliM with the Pnr fT r- r" irj Ijawrence, Kan., June 7. The fu neral of L. H. Perkins was held Thurs day afternoon at the Congregational church. It was delayed an hour wait ing: for a sister to arrive from can rornla. Ttie Jttev. w. w. 5011, tne pas tor, and the Rev. I. E. Baxter of the Episcopal church,, officiated. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery. The active pall bearers were: Dr. William L. Burdick, Charles F. Scott, Prof. C. Q. Dunlap, F. P. Smith, W. H. Pendleton and A. C. Griesa. The honorary pall bearers were: A. T. Weaver, W. W. Nevison, Mr. Miller of Topeka, Mayor George- J. Barker, J. D. Bowersock, Dr. A. M. Wilcox and George Innes. The Masonic lodge had charge of the ceremonies at the grave. The decorations at the cnurcn were very simnle, tasteful and beautiful. The flowers sent by friends of the de ceased were placed in orderly profu sion about the coffin, ana a lew otner flowers used. The funeral was the most largely attended funeral held in Lawrence for a number of years. Green Bus Campaign Ends. Lawrence, Kan., June 7. The depart ment of entomology at the University of Kansas is winding up its campaign against the green bugs and the last shipments of parasitic bees were made today. Daring the crusade to distribute parasites a great many thousand boxes of the destroyer were sent out over the state. The total will be reckoned in a few days and reported. Boxes were sent to 93 of the 105 counties in the state. SPECIAL HAT SALE Saturday and Monday CC ff Buys a beautiful tPJ.UU Dresi 4. ';'--.... a V- ' sss Hat, worth from S6.00 to $10.00. $2.00 Buys a oharming Straw Hat trimmed, worth S3. 50. $1.50 Buys a Street Hat in the darker shades, trimmed, worth from S3.00 to $6.00. 75c Buys a Sailor. MRS. C. H. MORRISON 603 Kansas Avenue. Pawnee Rock 0. Sterling 0. Sterling, Kan., June 7. Pawnee Rock won the ball game from the Morris Reds, score 9 to 0. . The game was played in a regular dust storm, as the diamond was newly made, and the strong south wind . blew the dust badly. L. M. PEN WELL Undertaker and Embalraer. . 511 Quincy StrjU ' Bctb Phones 19.2 Geo. N. Rar. Assistant. EASY HOME-GETTING Pay a little on the debt each month, at the end of the period. It is paid off. The only sure way for most people. We can assist you. 1 Capitol Building: and Loan Ass'n 534 KA.N3AS AVE.