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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, February 04, 1913, LAST EDITION, Image 5

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aking Powder
The only Baking Powder made
from Royal Grape Cream of
Tartar, and absolutely pure.
Gives to food that peculiar lightness, sweetness,
and delicious flavor noticed in the finest bread,
cake, biscuit, rolls, crusts, etc., which expert
pastry cooks declare is unobtainable by the use
of any other leavening agent.
A Brief Biography 'of the Vet
eran Publisher.
His Business Success in the
- Face of Many Reverses.
Take Kirst Step in Forming New Tele
- phone Company.
' Fifty Shawnee county farmers took
the initial steps towards the forma
tion of an 'independent or mutual tele
phone company in this county to com
pete with the Bell company at a meet
ing held in the rooms of the Commer
cial club late Monday. W. S. Robin
eon, of Indianola, was chosen to head
the new organization and O. K. Whit
ney, of Shorey, was made secretary.
Those 'in 'attendance at the meeting
Etated that the service they have been
receiving recently justifies the forma
tion of a company to compete with the
Kell concern. The proposed system, if
it materializes, will not include the city
of Topeka, but will cover practically
all of the rural districts.
A special committee of representa
tives of various Shawnee county dis
tricts waS appointed to meet with a
delegation of Bell Telephone Co. offi
cials who were present. The com
mittee: J. J. Messenger, Berryton: H.
J. Masses-. Orantville; H. H. Wallace,
Mission Center; A. B. Howard, Rich
land; J. Hayes, Klmont, and O. F.
Whitney, Shorey.
Among the Bell officials present was
P. H. Hopkins, of Kansas City, gen
eral commercial superintendent of the!
company. He made a proposition to i
liYfctal! -either ."crank" on -magneto J
phones, but suggested that - those
who now have the magneto phones, i
leave them in until July when
the storm period has passed in order to
give them an impartial trial. He and
the other officials showed a disposition
to conform to the wishes of the farm
ers. "Tile Bell Co. wants to be fair," said
J. J. Messenger after Mr. Whitney had
made a report in regard to the confer-I
ence with the Bell officials. "I believe
we will get better service out of the
'crank' phones and I am in favor of ac- I
cepting the report. I
Afterwards Mr. Messenger evidently!
had a change of mind. He asserted i
that the Bell Co. is .oppressing the '
farmers through the toll charge sys
tem now in vogue. He favored the
formation of an independent company.
Several exchange managers offered
the free use " and exchange of their
systems if the new company is formed.
Among those managers are: Charles
Becker, Meriden; Harry Carle, Burlin
game; F. A. Pratt. Wakarusa; W. C.
Staples, Pauline; C. I. Vanordstrand,
All persons present representing the
various districts were asked to .call
meetings of their local rural lines, and
to appoint members to serve on the
directorate of the new organization.
These directors will meet for final or
ganization on Monday, February 17.
In two weeks a final answer will be
given to the Bell Co., -as to what the
Shawnee county farmers wish to do
relative to telephone service.
Eugenia St. John Says 80 Per Cent of
Them Are Bad.
Body of Dead Brakeman Is Found in
a Wreck.
Louisville, Ky.. Feb. 4.-When res
cuers reached the scene of a wreck
which occurred here early this morning
when three cars of a Baltimore and
Ohio freight train dropped ever an j
eight-foot trestle they found the man- j
gled body of Charles Woodsmall, j
switchman, still clutching his lantern j
with which a moment before he had
flashed the -danger. signal anl stand j
ing above the body, his dog which had
been following the train through the -
yards, only after the dog had been
dragged away by force were the mem
bers of the train crew able to extri
cate the body.
According to the engineer the train
was backing on the trestle in the yards
when Woodsmall. who was on top of
the second car from the end displayed
a danger signal and a moment later j
disappeared. -. I
The engineer applied the emergency I
brakes and stopped the train, but not
in time to prevent the three rear cars !
from dropping over the trestle. The
cause of the accident has not been determined.
Denver, Col., Feb. 4. "Eighty per cent
of the school children in the larger
cities of the United States are im
moral," was one of the declarations
made before a meeting of women by
Mrs. Kugenia St. John, an ordained
minister and evangelist and a leader in
the work of the National Anti-White
Slavery association.
Mrs. St. John declared that one out of
every 17 girls who go wrong is a high
school giri and said that high school
principals and teachers, being power
less to deal with the conditions, con
cealed them from the public.
She p.sserted that high school girls
daily make appointments to meet men
over the school telephone and that
girls are called from their class rooms
by men who wish to make the en
gagements. She advocated the teach
ing of sex hygiene In the schools.
Kauis Her Bow Into a Pier Near Gal
lipolLs, Ohio.
Gallipolis, O.. Feb. 4. Ramming her
bow into Beartrap pier in the dark
ness early ' today, the packet steamer,
City of ' ParkersDurg" sank in deep wa
ter in the Ohio river. Fifteen panic
stricken passengers and members of
the crew managed to get to shore and
kept from freezing by fire built of
The boat, which is owned by the
Pittsburg & Cincinnati Packet com
pany and valued at $35,000 had a ca
pacity cargo. Both boat and cargo, it
is feared, will be a total loss.
The steamer Greenland struck the
same pier but managed to keep afloat
and was put in the dry dock at Point
Pleasant, W. Va.
Some scoundrel sent him an infernal
machine." "What was it, an automobile
or a phonograph. Houston Post.
The best kind of a
Good Morning
starts at the breakfast table. .
Good Humor Follows
(if the meal is right)
There's a new Hot Porridge which is making" new friends now
adays because it combines the things desirable in a good break
fast dish: Warmth, delicious flavor, substantial nourishment and
easy preparation.
en. si 11
is a skillful blend of wheat, corn and rice to be cooked and served
hot with cream and sugar like old-fashioned porridge.
A try tells why you'll like it for
Tomorrow's Breakfast
At Grocers everywhere Packages 10c and 15c, except in
extreme West.
Postum Cereal Co., Ltd., Pure Food Factories, Battle Creek, Mich.
Few men in Topeka were more gen
erally liked or will be more widely
missed than George W. Crane, whose
funeral was held last Sunday. People
have expressed a desire to hear more
. about the life which has been linked
with the life of the city for more than
40 years. One of Mr.- Crane's 'intimate
friends has written a brief biography
of the veteran publisher, and submitted
it to the State Journal. In the fol
lowing article is given a sketeh of Mr.
Crane, beginning with his birth in 1843,
and summing up hi "ersonal history
until his death in 1913.
George W. Crane was born at Easton,
Fa., August 25, 1843. He was the son
of Dr. Franklin L.. Crane, a surgeon,
who came to Topeka in the spring of
isso, to help make Kansas a free state,
and who became secretary of the To
peka Town Company. It was largely
due to the influence of Dr. Crane in
this position that Topeka was laid out
with the beautiful wide'" streets and
avenues it possesses, the work of sur
veying the town being ; under his di
rection. , -
George W. Crane did not. come - to
Kansas until 1865. His mother had died
when he was an infant, and he was
reared by an aunt who lived in Canada.
While there he studied and worked four
years in an institution which taught
scientifically the arts of gardening and
floriculture. A love of .his profession
remained with him to the end .f life
and was evidenced about his residence,
where could be seen beautiful shrub
bery, and line flowers winter and sum
mer. Mr. Crane went to Ft. Lamed on his
arrival in Kansas and took a position
i in the store of his brother, who was
I post-trader at that points He remained
' there one year. He came from Ft.
i Larned to Topeka when he was twenty-
three years old, to begin his business
career in Topeka, endowed with a good
education, and in accordance with the
banking custom of those days, had the
usual belt, in which he carried JoOO in
gold, which at that time was sufficient
for a good start for any young man.
for three years he . engaged in
the business of market gardening, and
in this business cultivated the land on
which the Santa Fe depot now stands.
But Topeka was a young and growing
city. There were many opportunities
for engaging "in business, and Mr.
Crane was not content to remain a
In 1868 he began the business of book
binding and blank-book making, hav
ing for a partner J.-: Y. Byron. He
later became one of the owners of the
"Daily Commonwealth" and was made
manager of that newspaper. The firm
name was Prouty, Davis & Crane. Mr.
Crane owned one-third of the business.
In November, 1869, Mr. Crane suffered
his first business reverse. A. fire in
the Ritchie Block destroyed. , his pub
lishing business. The, loss .was about
$10,000, with an insurance of $4,000. In
a few'-months the-business was re-established,
but in thenfalU of 1873 the
Commonwealth Building burned and
Mr. Crane's business was again wiped
out. The loss in this- fire was $47,000
with an insurance of $29,000. Mr. Crane
re-established the -business at once,
this time alone. The business con
tinued until 1888. He built up one of
the largest publishing, houses west of
the Mississippi river, and secured an
immense trade in the blank-book busi
ness but in 1889 fire again destroyed
his business, then located in the Keith
Block, which was occupied exclusively
by his company. The loss was $135,-
000, with an insurance of but $50,000.
Such a loss compelled Mr. Crane to
make an assignment, ' but he did not
cease the business. - He conducted the
work as assignee, paid off all the debts,
and closed up the old affairs in 1893.
Mr. Crane's business was large and
very valuable, and in. order to carry
it on while reorganizing it, he tem
porarily moved to Kansas Citty. As
soon as he was able to secure a good
building and re-establish himself in
Topeka, he did so, under the name
Crane & Company, a corporation,
which has conducted the- business to
the present time,, he being the presi
dent and in full charge of the policy
and management.-
It will be seen that, Mr. Crane suf
fered constant reverses in business,
none of which came through any fault
of his own. It was misfortune rather j
than reverses that came upon him,
but he was not discouraged. Few men j
would have so persistently gone on
with the business under such adverse
circumstances. It required courage,
recuperative powers, and a genius of
high order to build up the great busi
ness which Mr. rCrane left.
The, publishing house of Crane &
Company bore the impress of George
W. Crane. It was his house. It was
built along lines marked, out by him.
It was always liberal and loved by the
people of Kansas. The house was al-
ways fair, never grinding and con
tentious with creditors. It never lost
its friends and no house in Kansas to
day is more widely known or better'
loved than the house of Crane & Com
pany. '
It has a reputation far beyond the
bounds of the state. It is the oldest
publishing house in the west, and not
only the state of Kansas, but the en
tire west, owes George W. Crane a
deep debt of gratitude. He published
more books about Kansas . and the
west than any other man. On some of
the books he lost money, but he be
came a thorough Kansas man with a
love for the west, and his adopted
state. He published the Statutes of
Kansas for thirty-four years.
There is not a lawyer in Kansas who
is not familiar with the name Crane.
Around the publishing house establish- :
ed by him gather many memories or
Kansas and the west. It has had to do
with Lane and Robinson and John
Brown. It has published the works of
John Speer. Eugene F. Ware, James
W. Steel, Henry King, Henry W. In- -man,
W. E. Connelley. and other eml
ment Kansans. Edwin P. Harris, a
pioneer in Kansas, and famous as a
proof-reader all over the United
States, has been associated with Mr. 1
Crane for many years and is still at
work. I
It was George W. Crane who demon-'
strated to the people, of Kansas and
the big. book trusts that Just as good,
if not better, school books could be
produced right here in Kansas, and
this hous3 carries a large line of school
books at the present time.
He was a man of public spirit and it
is doubtful if there is a single sub
scription paper for the betterment of
Topeka in the last forty years without I
his name and all he could possibly af-l
ford to give standing opposite it. His
father, Dr. Crane, was of the same
temperament and disposition, and do
nated land and jnony to every differ
ent enterprise which would help to
build up the city. When the question
of bringing the Santa Fe shops came
up, it was Dr. Crane who -donated five
acres of ground which are now jecu-.
pied by the freight house, yards, and a
part of the shops. Dr. Crane owned
the district bounded by Sixth avenue,
Monroe street. First street and Klein
street, and since Dr. Crane's death,
George W. Crane has given hundreds
of warranty deeds to poor people who
could hot finish paying for their lots.
In June, 1870, Mr. Crane was mar
ried to Ella Rain, who was the only
daughter of Silas and Minerva Rain.
Mrav Crane-died in. Aprils 1881,- sur
: vived by two children, Frank S., who
: is treasurer of.;Crane & Company, and
Edna, who was married to Charles L.
Mieheir, and died ' at Morenci, Ariz..
August 25. 1894. In 1882 Mr. Crane
was married at Elkhart, Ind., to Fan
nie Kiblinger, a cousin of his first
Politically, Mr. Crane always took a
lively interest in city and etate affairs,
voting constantly with the Republican
party, but never consented to hold of
fice. In 1893 he was nominated by his
party in the legislature for the office
of state printer, one for which he was
j eminently qualified, and he lacked
I only one vote of election, receiving
many more votes than his party con
i trolled.
For a year Mr. Crane's health had
been failing. In October, 1912. he
went to the hospital for an operation,
whlth was successful, and for a time
it was hoped that he would recover.
He declined again,' and died at home
on the 30th of January, 1913, died as
he""had lived, cheerful, comforting,
' consoling those about him, instead of
grieving Or complaining. Death had
no terrors for him.
Now Is the Best Time to Save
on Boys' Suits and-Overcoats!
11 to 18.
for boys' stylish Sam Peck $10, $12.50 and
$15 suits, is the bargain event here now. These
consist of the finest garments we. have. Ages
rfk ior ooys nnest $b.tu, $Y.tu and $.50 suits and
I If I overcoats. We repeat this extra clean-up sale be-
r size.
cause it's a wonderful value giving opportunity.
for boys' smart $5.00, $6.50 'double breasted
suits. This also includes every good fabric, color
and pattern in our broken lines, but almost
every size.
t Q Cf gives every young man who wants a stylish
J) I A. . n I i suit or overcoat, choice of a beautiful line of.'
$15 $18 and $20 garments. The most stylis-h
garments included. It's a clean-up sale and if you need . a
nobby suit for spring, here's your chance.
Notice, Women
We place on sale tomorrow,
over 500 pairs of the famous
"Onyx" lisle, silk lisle, and heavy
cotton hose, of which the usual
retail price is 50c and 75c. AH
colors. We advise you to OQ
buy a year's supply at 57C
Auerbach & Guette!
First dose of Pane's Cold Compound
relieve an grippe misery
Contains no Quinine.
After th verv f4rt r 'r---
Cold Compound" you distinctly feel
the cold breaking and all the disa
greeable grippe symptoms leaving.
- It is a positive fact that a 3ose of
Pape's Cold Compound taken every
two hours until three consecutive
doses are taken will cure Grippe or
break up the most severe cold, either
'n the head, chest, back, stomach or
It promptly ends the most miserable
headache, . dullness; head and nose
stuffed .up; f everishness, sneering, sore
throat, running of the nose, mucous
catarrhal discharges, soreness stiff- i
ness and rheumatic twinges. !
Take this wonderful compound with
the knowledge that there is nothing
else in the world which will cure your
cold or end Grippe misery as promptly
and without any other assistance or
bad after-effects as a 25-cent pack
age of Pape's Cold Compound, which
any druggist can supply it contains
no quinine be sure you get what yon
sk for accept no substitute belongs
In every home. Tastes nice acta
Teniiy. aqv.
Leave the Worry
To Us
If you are going to move into the city, out of the
city, or about the city, consult us. We will do the
work and assume the worry for a moderate fee. We
offer best facilities for packing, shipping and pack
ing household goods, Three warehouses, ' twenty
Topeka. Transfer &
528 Adams St.
Phones 3556
They know Booth's Hyomei will Cure
and they use it intelligently
How many women of refinement do
you see parading disgusting symptoms
of catarrh before the world?
Not one in a thousand.
Women have patience; a great deal
more of it than men. Most of them
know that HYOMEI will banish ca
tarrh if used properly and they use it
regularly because they realize what a
genuine blessing it is to be rid of such
a vile disease.
People don't contract catarrh in . a
day; they can't expect to get rid of it
in a day.
If you really want to free yourself
from the power 'of persistent catarrh
microbes get a HYOMEI outfit today, !
breathe regularly and kill the germs, j
There is no stomach dosing; the i
directions are simrle and easily fol-1
lowed, a complete HYOMEI outfit in- '
eluding pocket inhaler' SI. 00, extra
bottles of HYOMEI if afterward need
ed 50 cents at druggists everywhere.
Guaranteed for catarrh, coughs, colds.
Mail orders filled, charges prepaid by.
Booth's Hyomei Co., Butfalo, N. Y.
Booklet on catarrh free. Adv.
S Daily Trains
a TO
Lv. Topeka J. Kan. City lajuSillSj&f I Lv- Kan Vrr. Topeka
4:20 a. m. 6:25 a. m. JKJsSFfPI 7:65 - m- 8:85 m. m.
6:46 a. m. 7:25 a. m. ftxJHlsJlilrwl 10:10 a-12:06 p. m.
7:40 a. m. 9:25 a. m. I!av-V5"- J 11:05 a. m. J2:60 p. m.
2:25 p. m. 4:30 p. m. ' V 11:35 a. m. 1:25 p. m.
3:25 p. m. 6:10 p. m. Rail ana Steamship flcka'.a 6:10 p. m. 7:66 p. m.
:15 p. m. 8:10 p. m. EVER HUHfcRE 8 00 p. m. 9:46 p. m.
7:35 p. m. - :?0 p. in. C. E. BasCOM. C. P. A. 10:M p. m. 12:16 a, m,
10:30 p. m. 12:30 a. m. Phona 4036 11:16 p. m. . 1:00 a. m.
Wall Paper and Paints
General Contractor In These Lines
Estimates Cheerfully Given
219 W. 6th St. Phone 3013W
Adjustments of Fire Losses
Show that people do not carry enough
insurance on household goods. Take
an inventory and call
Tel. 505. 534 Kansas Ave.
Mothers Can Safely Buy
Dr. . King's New Discovery and give it to
thp i.ttle ones when ailing and suffering
w'th colds, coughs, throat or lung trou
bles, tastes nice, harmless, once used, al
ways used. Mrs. Bruce Crawford. Niapra,
Mo., writes: "Dr. King's New Discove -y
changed our boy from a pale weak Fi.-k
boy to the picture of health." Alwavs
helps. Buy it at Campbell Drug Co. Adv.
Do you remember the home
of your childhood days?
Why not have a home now?
Call for booklet giving our
plans of home owning.
Money to Ivoan on Real Estate.
Repayable Monthly.
The Capital Building and Loan
534 Kansas Ave.
Undertaker and Embalmer.
THOS. E. JONEa Assistant.
Phone 192. 508-510 Qulocy 8t
This food will please you :
Easy to prepare
T1tj four (i
the cereal food for everyone
T . aimnlijM 1 1, mi- tit. nMinillfflMr Ka VfAis l m.miA
."K"vo .......... ...
a scientific combination of
Wheat, Oafs, Bice and Barley
cmnnth ctrA tctit7 thi vtisrw
Take four (4X parts of boiling water, add to same one (1) part of Food. Stir irisklj
until Fttd ts thtrtuihly mtxed with -water. Do not pour the water on , the ood.
Drop the Food sparingly into the boiling water. Let cook for fifteen minutes,
stirring occasionally. Food is then ready to serve.
Ask your Grocer for Dr. Price's ALGRAINT today,

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