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THE TOPEKA. DAILY STATE JOUBNAIr MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 24, 1907.
NEEDS DRUGSTORE Brewster, in Thomas Co. Also "Wants Better Train Service. a With These Two Matters Set tied Town Will Be Happy. TO HAVE NEWSPAPER. The Tributary Territory Is in Thriying Condition. There Are Fire Steam Plows at Work Bain or Shine. Brewster. June 24. Thomas county has several good town3 outside of Colby, the county seat. In the list, Brewster can be claimed. The town was named by the Rock Island road In honor of one of their employes named Brewster, who resided in Topeka for a number of years. The pioneer merchant Is H. E. Jacobs, who came to Thomas county in 1886, and started his store in 18S8. He is the postmaster, besides carries a full line of general merchandise. Mr. Brew ster has watched the ups and downs of pioneer life in Thomas county, and has no cause to regret that he is one among them at this time. The two elevators, in Brewster handled 400 carloads of wheat and barley in 1906. which will go to show that this section of Thomas county can and does raise small grain. The country tributary to Brewster is not only level and sightly, but her farmers appear well to do. There is Wm. Bear, who owns 13 quarters, who it is believed would not sell a quarter for $20 an acre, besides he is putting up a 13.000 residence. Chas. Shells. A. H Fink. H. M. Wilson. Chas. Petty, James Anderson. Chas. Mayer. Fred Desmondt C. V. Jones, W. H. Kelley. John Wal ters and scores of other farmers tribu tary to Brewster own well improved farms, most of them having some hogs and cattle, and comfortable living in houses costing from $1,500 to $3,000. Such farmers have little reason to get blue if they don"t raise full crops every year. Besides there are five steam plows at work tributary to Brewster. Brewster has practically grown up since February, 190a. At that time there was only one building on the east side of her main business street: to day there are eleven business houses. In 1906 there was built 20 residences and four business houses. The town now has a population of over 200. Good water is obtained at a depth of 120 feet. The place needs a drug store, no joint if you please, but a legitimate drug gist will do well here. The town will have a newspaper and G. W. Woods an old newspaper man will print his first paper here this week. The Methodists have a church at a cost of about $3,000. Brewster Camp. No. 8623, M. W. A., has increased their membership to 80, while the Odd Fellows have a thriving lodge of 40 members. On the 1st of July, 1905, the Brewster State bank was organized with Ike W. Crumley, of Colby, member of the legislature from . Thomas county, as president, J. B. Hampton, vice presi dent, and W. L. Gouter, cashier. At the close of business. March 1907, this bank had cash and sight exchange, $53, ees.OS. The cash and surplus is over $16,000: the deposits both individual and certificates. $S9,771.83. Other business associations in the town are two elevat ors, lumber yard, three general stores, hardware and implements harness, ex clusive clothinB house, feed mill, meat market, four real estate firms, black smith shop, livery, hotel, restaurant and milliners. It has a good school, which will be increased in size before the fall term. And these business firms see nothing at present to discourage them. The people of Brewster believe in beautifying their town and making it attractive. This spring they set out 300 Caroline poplars, furnished by the J. H. Skinner nursery, of Topeka. Strange to say they are all living and doing nicely. The railroad service is awful. More than half a dozen passenger trains pass and repass Brewster daily besides that many freight trains, while only one passenger and freight train stop to take on passengers, and the passenger train only runs east as far as Belleville. The place deserves better railroad conven iences than this. One of the big pushers for Brewster In A. C. Chance, one of the young busi ness men of the town and manager of the Chicago lumber yard. He is en thusiastic for Brewster, and bespeaks for the place a brighter outlook from now on than ever before. ed mind and application was made to admit him to the state asylum. About eix weeks ago Mr. Loom is was married to Miss Mary Tucker, a Walnut" girl. Shortly after the marriage his bride was taken very sick and has since been at the point of death. Worry over her condition and constant attendance at the side or his bride resulted In his rnind giving way. ATCHISOX SAIiOOXS CLOSE. Unity-five Kesorts Obey the latest Orders From the Governor. Atemson, Kan.. June 24. In obedience to orders served by the sneriix ana tne cmer of police, Atch ison's saloons closed Saturday night. in serving the notices the sheriff found thirty-five places in the- city ana suDuros where intoxicating liquors were sold. Little excitement attended the closing. At 10 o'clock only four arrests for drunkenness had been made. Several of the saloon men will open up their places of Dusiness -Monday for the sale of "2 per cent" and soft drinks. A SEVERE UAHi STORM. In the Vicinity of Lincoln Wheat and , Windows Destroyed. Lincoln Center, Kan., June 24. Saturday night a destructive hail storm formed about three miles southwest of this place and passed di rectly over the town in a northeast erly direction, continuing Its work of destruction for some seven or eight miles from here. The total area covered was about two miles wide and ten miles long, much wheat being totally destroyed and much more badly damaged. All windows not protected were broken out. Iron awnings were pierced as by bullets. It was the most severe hail storm this locality has experienced In years. Young Bridegroom Insane. Pittsburg. Kan., June 24. John Loomfs, a hignly respected and pros perous young farmer of southeast of here, was taken into custody here late Saturday, suffering from an unbalanc- srXDAT CHAITTAl-QUA SUCCESS. Large Crowds Out at Ottawa Despite Ministers Protests. Ottawa. Kan.. June 24. A sermon by Governor Henry A. Buchtel. of Colorado, on the topic, "The Religion of Tomorrow," was heard by 5,000 people at the Ottawa Chautauqua as sembly Sunday afternoon. It was the assembly's first attempt to give a paid Sunday programme, and the effort was carried out against determined opposition from many of the min isters. Heavy rains early In the morning interfered with the patronage of ex cursion trains, which, however, brought in several hundred people. The day's programme closed with a sacred concert directed by Professor Samuel Thorstenberg, of Lindsborg. " . Santa Fe Is Sued for Damages. Cottonwood Falls, Kan., June 24. Suit has been brought against the Santa Fe Railway company by the heirs of P. P. Schriver and "Warren Peck of Cedar Point, for damages on account of the death of the latter, who were killed by a Santa Fe passenger train several months ago. The sum of $10,000 is the amount asked by the heirs of each. On February 16, Mr. Peck and Mr. Schriver were both killed at a railway crossing one mile west of Cedar Point while attempting to cross the track in a buggy. RAILR0AD NEWS, Telegraph Poles of Concrete Are the Latest. Being Given Exhaustive Tests by the Pennsylvania. MEET REQUIREMENTS. In Fact They Stand Greater Strain Than Wooden Ones. Other Items of Interest to Railway People. Wichita Firemen Want Jobs Back. Wichita. Kan.. June 24. Five men who were 'dismissed from the Wichita fire department by the Independent administration." have retained counsel to represent them in mandamus pro ceedings to be brought against Mayor Graham, compelling him to reinstate them in the service. Their claim is that the Wichita department is governed by civil service rules and that he discharg ed them for political reason. A Xe.tatorium for Sallna. Salina, Kan.. June 24. John L. Bish op has let the contract for the con struction of a natatorium to be erect ed immediately. Work on the construc tion will begin at once and it is ex pected the natatorium will be ready for use in 40 days. The building will have a frontage of 50 feet on Santa Fe avenue and will be 120 feet deep. It will be a one story structure. Exhaustion of the timber resources of the country is forcing the railroads to resort to various expedients to pro. vide themselves with substitutes, and In future years very little wood may be used in the construction and operation of the railroada The latest device of this kind is telegraph poles made of concrete. The Pennsylvania road, as the great experimenter in the railroad world, has undertaken the task "of demonstrating the adaptability of the new material for this purpose, and its efforts already appear to be assured of success. J. B. McKim. superintendent of the western :ines of the system, has made and set u along the Pittsburg and Fort wayne, near Maples, Ind., 53 graceful concrete poles. After a year's use they are pronounced a great success. They show no signs of disintegration from climatic or atmospheric influences, but, on the contrary, harden and apparently become more enduring as they age. They approach the minimum in weight, are small in section and appear to be free from any serious objection. It is expected that they will be much more economical than timber poles. In working out the plans for these concrete poles great attention was paid to securing the maximum of strength with the minimum of weight, and hoi low tubes were selected. One of the patterns was square In section, with the corners taken off; another pattern was octagonal in section, with the hoi low space extending from the base for about two-thirds of the length of the pole, the upper third being solid. The walls of the lower two-thirds were from three to one and three-quarter inches thick. The poles weigh approximately 3,500 pounds each. They are 30 feet high, and are set in concrete, the bases being three by three feet and set five feet deep. Just within the outer surface the walls of the concrete poles are rein forced with iron rods, consisting of four three-quarter inch bars, each (24) feet long, and also four Inch round bars of the same length -tv f Ses - -VC III DAK WIN P. KINGSLEY, NEW PRESIDENT OF THE NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY. Frisco at Springfield, In the' building and equipment of which $1,000,000 would be expended. : ,' MIDLAND VALLEY NOT SOLD. were erected, they were subjected to a severe test to prove their resisting force. An Iron device was placed around the pole, ten inches from the top, to which a wire rope was attached, leading over a pulley placed at the same neignt ana at an equal distance from the pole so as to form a right-angle, ana iastenea to a differential pulley block, which was attached to a laboratory weighing machine. After the cement poles had been broken, the reinforcement so held thm that it reauired almost the, break insr pressure to deflect them further from their slightly Inclined position, Woodn noles under similar strain pre' sented the form of an arch before hreaklnsr. and when they gave way, they were fractured completely, out President Ingersol! Denies That Santa Fe Has Secured It.. Muskogee. I. T.,'- ' Juno .24. "The Midland Valley Railroad company has not sold out to the Santa Fe, neither is there a deal on to sell to any other ,-r-ia r ' ' eniri PrpaMplll Tnrprnnli todav. After the poles wnen asked if the business of the road was meeting with his expecta tions, he replied that it was more than doing that, and he was greatly pleased with the showing made at this time. According to Mr. Ingersoll, many sub stantial improvements will be made In the roadbed and equipment and es pecially to the passenger equipment. Special oil transportation equipment will be added soon, to take care of the oil which will be moved from Glenn Pool. . V- , .. EARNINGS OF TEXAS LINES. Good Showing' Made' During Past Ten Months. Austin, Tex.,, Juno- 24. The . rail- these features were lacking in the ce- I road commission has issued a state ment poles, which did not give until I ment showing the earnings and ex they began to crush at the ground line. I penses of the Texas railroads for the nrsi len -momns ox me current, nscai year, as compared with the same period of the previous year, as foi Many of Them Get in on Missouri 2 lows: Freight earnings, ten months. $11,815.- SOME KANSAS TOWNS LUCKY. to Amarillo. These rates were alleged to be unreasonable. .When notified that the commission would conduct an Investigation the railroad made a rate of nineteen cents a hundred pounds. . This was satis factory and the complaint was with drawn. Want More Than Road Is Worth. Suits for damages aggregating $156,000, or $60,000 more than the original cost of the road, have been filed against the Cincinnati, Flemings burg and Southwestern railway by sufferers from the wreck of a funeral train on May 10 when two persons were killed and seventeen injured. "WHICH MY LANGUAGE IS PLAIN" General Fnnston Refers Frisco Inquir ers to His Letter. Cent Fare Law. Parsons, Kan., June 24. Thirty- Death of Mrs. P. J. Omeara. Atchison. Kan., June 24. Mrs. P. J. Omeara. aged 81 years, who with her husband were the oldest settlers In Ef fingham, died Saturday of cancer of the eye. The funeral services will be held today in the Catholic church and the burial will be in the Catholic ceme tery at Effingham. Oldest Columbia Graduate Dead. Washington; June 24. General William nuffield. for a number of years superintendent of the U. S. coast and geodetic survey and said to be the oldest living graduate of Col umbia college. New York, died at his home here yesterday. He was a brig adier general In the civil war. Fourteen Inches of Snow In Bntte. Butte, Mont.. June 24. Fourteen Inches of snow fell in Butte Sundav but by nightfall the streets were a mass of slush. The government rain gauge showed a net precipitation of 4 inch. After the w '14 Game f I ! MM I 1 i 1 1 ble Sugar Wafers Afford a pleasing: and satisfying nib- Derfect with or without a coolinc drink.' Just the thing with Ice Cream. The filmy casing and dainty inner sweet combined make a fairy sandwich that is delicious, dainty, wholesome, and acceptable to all who try them. Better than pastry or confections. The convenient tin pack ages of Perfetto are sold by all dealers and con fectioners in two handy sizes at 10 and 25 cents. QpSE-flLES KANSAS CITY. U.S.A. four stations on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas in Kansas are affected by the enforcement of the 2-cent fare law in Missouri, by reason of the fact tnat Joplin. Mo., and Kansas City are at the ends of branch lines on this rall- wav. The new rates go Into errect to- dav. and from some of the Kansas stations the fare will be less than 2 cents ner mile. This peculiar situation was caused bv the fact that nearly the entire run between these two Missouri points is made In Kansas. The regular com petitive low fare from Joplin to Kan sas Citv for 150 miles of another rail way under the new tariff is $3. To ride from Joplin to Kansas City upon the Missouri. Kansas and Texas, the run to Parsons on the Joplin division is made, then either by the Neosho or Parsons divisions to Moran, ana on to destination. The intermediate station ruling re quires that all other stations on the line shall have no fare above the $3 Joplin-Kansas City rate, as was out lined In instructions made to Missouri, Kansas and Texas agents in Kansas today. A number of stations will have a rate under this ruling of nearly 1 cents per mile and the rate from Par sons to Kansas City is slightly more than 2 cents. 1906, $46,655,378.51; 1907 606.99; increase for 1907, 228.40. Gross earnings, ten months, 1906, $66,219,819.58; 1907. $84,139, 066.48; Increase for 1907, $17,919,- 216.19. Operating expenses, ten months, 1906, $48,855,181.72; 1907 $59,437,906.91; increase for 1907, $10,582,725.19. Income from opera tion, ten months, 1906, $17,364,667.86; 1907. .$24,701,159.57; increase for 1907, $7,336,491.71. FREIGHT CLAIM AGENTS. Officers Were Chosen at Final Session on Saturday. Denver, June 24. The American Freight Claim Agents' association concluded a three day session in this city on Saturday by electing officers and selecting Atlantic City, N. J., as the place of meeting in May, 1908. The officers chosen are: President, R, C. Hichards, general claim agent of the Chicago and Northwestern; first vice president. W. S. Battle, Jr., gen eral claim agent of the Norfolk & Western; second vice president, J. S. Trustin, freight claim agent of the Missouri; secretary and treasurer, W. P. Taylor, traffic manager of the R. T. & P. R. R. The association adopted rules - in conformity with the Hepburn rate bill. CALL ON PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT SANTA FE REDUCED OIL RATES. Trackmen's Union Also Ask Governors to Work for Safety. Kansas City, Mo., June 24. Presi dent Roosevelt and the governors of several states have been asked to aid the National union of railway track men in a campaign for greater safe ty In railway travel. J. I. Sheppard of Fort Scott, Kan., secretary of the organization sent out a letter yester day addressed to the president and several governors In wbich he says: "If we can obtain the co-operation of all who should be interested we will have as safe conditions for railway travel in our country as prevail in Europe. We certainly should have either government or state inspection of railway tracks. Some one should be held responsible to tbe people for keeping the tracks in proper repair, and properly patrolled. "It is a curious condition of affairs, but It Is. true. We have state inspec tion of factories and mines, of beer, barber, pharmacists and dentists; there is state control over the product of the busy bee, and the farmer who raises wheat must pay a state inspec tion fee before he can market his grain. But there is now no law that Is observed that provides for the Inspec tion of railroad tracks." Charter for Frisco's Shops. Jefferson City, Mo., June 24. Gen eral Solicitor Parker of the St. Louis and San Francisco filed on Saturday the articles of incorporation of the Frisco Car and Engine company of St. Louis, capitalized at $100,000. The Incorporators are G. L. Ball, E. A. Hald and E. B. Oarnett, all of St. Louis, Mr. Ball holding 998 of the 1000 shares. Mr. Parker stated that this was the preliminary step in the construction of new shops for the Texas Gas Company Filed a Complaint in Washington. Washington, June 24. By com plaining to the Interstate commerce commission tha Amarillo Gas com pany of Amarillo, Tex., has forced the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad to reduce Its rates on oil shipments to Amarillo. . The company recently filed with the commission a complaint in which it alleged that the Atchison. Topeka & Santa Fe was charging thirty-nine and forty-nine cents - a hundred pounds on crude oil from points in Indian territory and Kansas San Francisco, June- -24. General Frederick Funstori admits that in his letter to the Fourth of July committee of this city he used the expression "Unwhipped mob" but that it was not directed against any set of men except what he terms the "uncontrollable ele ment." It has developed that in reply to the committee invitation to the government troops to participate in the proposed parade. General Funston said that in asmuch as the men will leave on Julv 5 to go Into camp he did not de sire to have them do so much march ing the day previous. He suggested that if the matter was referred to Col. Ludeen he might be glad to furnish three batteries of light artillery for the occasion. General Funston is quoted as saying: "But I would be loathe to have the troops parade if they were' to be sneer ed at and Jeered at by an unwhipped mob." When asked for a statement over the telephone. General Funston, who was at Monterey, replied: "My letter is written in plain Eng lish and any one who understands plain English can understand the let ter." When pressed further as to whom he referred to as an "unwhipped mob," General Funston said he meant only the uncontrollable element. CHEAP EASTERN TRIP. With Numerous Privilleges of Stop overs and Attractive Side Trips. Vanilla Lemon Orangs Rose, t The .cheapest and best easern trip ever offered, including very liberal stopover privileges at points of Inter est along the way and with low side trip rates to i various pleasure resorts may be secured by those desiring to visit Jamestown Exposition, also New England and other eastern points. For particulars address Lock Box 322, Topeka, Kan. Low Rates via Union Pacific. $17.50 to Colorado and return. ever;- day to September 30, 1907. $30.50 to Ogden or Salt Lake City and return, every day to September 30, 1907. $42.50 to Spokane and return,- June 20 to July 12, 1907. $50.00 to Portland, Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Bellingham, Vancouver, Vic toria or New Westminster and return, June 20 to July 12. $50.00 to San Francisco or Los An geles and return, June 20 to July 5. $5a.oo to xeiiowsione raric ana re turn, including rail and stage, June 7 to Sepember 12. $60.00 to Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles or San Diego and -return, dally to Sepember 15, 1907. $62.50 Circuit Tour via San Fran cisco, Los Angeles and Portland, June 20 to July 12, 1907. $73. oO Circuit Tour via San Fran cisco, Los Angeles and Portland, every day to September 15, 1907. $80.50 to Yellowstone Park and re turn including rail, stage and hotels in Park for regular tour, June 7 to I September 12. r Also very low round trip rates, June 1 ta September 15, tomany other Ore- British Columbia points via Union Pacific. Inquire of F. A. Lewis. City Ticket Agent. 525 Kansas avenue, or J. C. Fulton, Depot Agent. Doctor James Albert Berry. Specialty Diseases of the nose, throat, stomach and Intestines. 725 Kansas a.Vh MtkeHeat Where it s wanted. When it's wanted I A Vint strivf In a trY rn r hot stove in a hot kitchen makes a hot cook. Use a stove that gives concentrated heat that cooks the J meal quickly without making an overheated kitchen. With the New Perfection Oil Stove you get a working flame at moment of lighting. The NEW PERFECTION Wick Blue Flame Oil Cook-Stove is the nea oil stove. Embodies new principles. Gives best results. Chimneys are enameled in blue, which makes them rust-proof and easily cleaned. Made in three sizes, with one, two, and three burners. Every stove warranted. If not at your dealer's, write to our nearest agency for descriptive circular. vt r is the best lamp CRyxJLiClTnp for all-round household use. Made of brass throughout and beautifully nickeled. Perfectly constructed ; absolutely safe ; unexcelled in light-giving power; an ornament, to any room. Every lamp warranted. . If not at your dealer's, write to our nearest agency. STANDARD OIL COMPANY (IitOOBPORlTi.ll) . 1 The EXCURSIONS Christian Endeavor Seattle B. Y. P. U.Spokane Tickets Sold June 20 to July 12 One Fare for the Round Trip, With Return Limit Sept. IS, 1907 t rtfin From Topeka to Seattle. tiriCn 5U Tacoma, Portland, Van- From Topeka to Spokane and return. Special train of Endeavorers be ing organized. Write to the un dersigned for particulars. ' A. M. FULLER, City Pass'r Agent TOPEKA, KANSAS. Grand 4th of July Celebration GARFIELD PARK Band Music All Day by Swearingen's Band Patriotio Exercises, Athletic Contests, Games, Base Ball and All Sorts of Sports, Boat Races, Tub Races, Sack Races, Foot Raoes, Tup; of War, Greased Pig:, Greased Pole. SPLENDID FIREWORKS IN THE EVENING The managers of the local theatres have turned themselves loose to show the Pipe Organ Association how to give the peo ple a good time. Apply to J. E. Squires at the Commerial Club Rooms between 9 and 10 a. m. and 2 and 4 p. m. for privileges and concessions. Admission 10c Profits to go to pay the Pipe Organ debt. Superior in Strength Dr. Price's Flavoring Extracts are su perior in strength, freshness and fine ness of flavor to any flavoring extracts made in . ' le world, and ladies of the best taste, who. are now using them, find them just as represented. Persons who desire a delicate and natural flavor in their cakes, puddings, or any table SOn, Washington. Montana. Idaho and delicacy, win oDtam it By using Flavoring Extracts KntKS JAP ROSE soap Is twioe the size and less than half the ooat of any brand of really good transparent loap- D?Ug1sta and grocers, rn TRAINS A DAY J2 KANSAS CITY Leave Topeka 4: K A. M. 4:60 A. M. 8:00 A. M. S:00 A. M. :M P. M. :5 r. TiM P. 7l86 P. Re tarn lav LIT. Kaos Clrj- : A. M. :M A. M. 11:00 A.M. UiM A. M. :10 P. H. 10:60 P. M. 10:16 P. M. DOUBLE TRACK-NO STOPS-FAST TIME. Ticket Offices First and Kansas Ave., and 831 North Kansas Are. BUY A HOME EASY TERMS East 2nd new 4 rooms, city water, g'as. sewer connection, nice attic. Close to shops. Also one 6 room. East shops, one three room, one four room, best Of location. Small cash payment. 127 Arter ave., Oakland, 7 rooms, newly painted and excellent condition, mantel, three lots. Gas on the way. S1.250. A bargain as to price and terms. We have others. Shawnee Agency 634 Kansas Ave. Ind. 'Phone 635 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. Capitol Building and Loan Ass'n 531 KANSAS AVE. ; Office Hours: 9 a. m. to S p. m. Ind. Phone 1642 Consultation and Examination Free. DR. STEPHEN TEMPLE OSTEOPATH Graduate of American School . of Osteopathy, Kirksvllle, Mo. 818 Kansas Ave. Rooms 7 and 8 Topeka, Kan. L. M. PEN WELL Undertaker and Embalmer. 511 Qulncy Street Eotb Phones 194 Ceo. N. Ray. Asslstaat,