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TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL TUESDAY EVENING JUT. 20,1915.
MIMIC WAR AT
FT. RILEY CAMP
Battery A of the Kansas Na
tional Guard Is Busy.
Taking Lessons in Fighting
From Battery D, U. S. A.
LONG DISTANCE MARCHES
Field Maneuvers and Modern
War Problems Worked Out.
Three Days of Target Practice,
Beginning "ext Thursday.
Fort Riley, July' 20. Camp fire
councils in the army are a thing or
the past. The traditional policy ot
smoking pipes and cigarettes around a
blazing pile of logs after a day s work
has faded into oblivion. Instead the
victrola furnished the recreation of the
evening. Battery A, camped this week
at Fort Riley, is working the company
musical instrument, a victrola, over
time. , .
The Topeka battery is camped at
the army post in company with Bat
tery D. an organization of the same
class of the regular army. The camp
is one of the most beautiful sites in
the state. The officers' and "Sibley
tents are pitched on the bluffs over
looking Whiskey lake just northwest
of the army post headquarters.
At drills and routine maneuvers the
battery has made a splendid showing
during the first few days of the en
campment. However, real work began
this morning with long distance
marches and field maneuvers. The
officers and men of the battery are
tutored on the field work by men and
officers of Batterv I), the regular army
light field artillery which recently re
turned from patrol duty on the Mexi
As the European strugle is a war of
artillery, it has opened up brand new
problems for the American artillery
branch of Uncle Sam's fighting forces.
It is upon these problems that the bat
tery is being schooled, to a certain ex
tent. Then again, the present war has
impressed our officers with the need
of sanitation and modern methods of
camn conditions. Medical men of the
battery are working overtime on this
Sunday evening the Topeka men ex
perienced their first real thrill during
the present encampment. A forty or
fifty mile gale, sweeping over the re
servation hills, threatened for a short
time to destroy the camp of the Nation
al guard and that of the post battery.
However, the camp was well planted
and only a mess tent and a few Sibleys
of the two batteries were blown down.
Monday the men were soaked by
heavy rains. The soft ground made
field maneuvers with the heavy guns
Three days of target practice and
firing will be engaged in and will be
Dream of Death Came True.
Wichita, Kan., July 20. Having a
premonition from a dream that death
was near, Mrs. Eliza A. Parker, a pio
neer resident of Sedgwick county, call
ed twelve of her children and grand
children to her by telephone at her
home near Peck, and died sitting
quietly in her chair, after she had
kissed them all.
Big Rain Slows Harvest Work.
Phillipsburg, Kan.. July 20. Rain
fell here Sunday night amounting to
1.65 inches, increasing the difficulties-
encountered by the farmers who
are attempting to harvest. The har
vest Is about half over but the last half
will be hard on account of the condi
tions of the fields.
NEW MACHINE OUT
Only Combined Ilarrester
Thresher In State at Meade.
Cuts and Threshes Only Four
Men Are Needed.
Meade, Kan., July 20. There is
now in operation in Meade county the
only combined harvester-thresher in
the state of Kansas. This machine is
owned and operated by the Loewen
Bros, who live about four miles south
east of this city, and was shipped from
a factory in California.
This machine cuts a swathe twenty
feet wide on the same principle as a.
header and the cut grain is elevated
into the thresher instead of into a
barge, where it goes through the same
operation of threshing as in the regu
lar threshing machine, the straw and
chaff being scattered upon the ground
from the rear. The wheat is delivered
into a wagon which is pulled along
by being hooked to an arm extending
from the side.
This gigantic machine is pulled by
a thirty horse power gas tractor, and
an average of 40 acres is being cut and
threshed a day, with a crew of only
four men and one team being used to
haul the loaded wagon to the granary.
The power to run the thresher is sup
plied by two large wheels upon which
the thresher is balanced.
With the use of this machine, which
cost about $4,000, there is a great
saving in time and expense, as when
a field is gone over all the work is
done except marketing the wheat, and
it saves the hiring of several men and
teams. Besides saves lots of the grain
which would otherwise be lost by be
ing handled several times.
People for many miles around have
made special trips to see the big harvester-thresher
at work, and it is
creating a great deal of interest
among the other farmers, who see in
this machine a very quick and econo
mical method of handling their im
mense wheat crops and next harvest
may see several of them at work in
different parts of the county.
W'OrXD.NT SLEEP WITH SNAKE.
Harvest Hand Finds Big Reptile in
His Bed Has Xervous Breakdown.
Wichita, Kan., July 20. A big
python that escaped from the Brun
dage show at Lawrence during a storm
that blew over the tent and cage in
which the snake was confined is still
at large and is creating a panic among
the harvest hands. Numerous pigs,
chickens and other mall stock have
been taken by the reptile and the theft
has until recently been credited to the
harvest hands in the neighborhood.
Enoch Chase, a hand who has been
working here for several days, woke
up one night and round the snake in
his bed under a header barge. The
python is about a foot thick and
twelve or fifteen feet long. The man
was so badly scared by finding such
a large snake in his sleeping quarters
that he is suffering from nervous pros
tration. Searching parties have been
organized and an attempt will be made
to capture or kill the big python.
Although men who are familiar with
this kind of snake say that it will not
attack a man, the harvest hands re
fuse to sleep in the open. None of
them like the idea of having him for
a bedfellow even though he is harmless.
CUP DEFENDER RESOLUTE NEAR RECORD
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"Resolute" heading for the mark off Ambrose Lightship.
The cap defender "Resolute" almost set a record for the cop course
when she beat the "Vanitie" in the first trial, doing 15 miles to windward in
-3 hours 29 minutes 30 seconds, which has not been excelled since 1893.
Children Cry for Fletcher's
The Kind Yon Have Always Bought has borne the signa
ture of Chas. II. Fletcher, and. has been made under his
personal supervision for over SO years. Allow no one
to deceive you in this. Counterfeits, Imitations and
' Just-as-grood" are but experiments, and endanger the
liealth of Children Experience against Experiment.
What is CASTORIA
Castotia is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It contains neither
Opium, Morphine nor other Sarcotic substance. It de
stroys Worms and allays Feverishness. For more than
thirty years it has been in constant use for the relief of
Constipation, Flatulency, Wind Colic, all Teething Trou
bles and Diarrhoea. It regulates the Stomacli and iiovrels,
assimilates the Food, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
The ECind You Have Always Bought
1 Bears the Signature of
For Over 30 Years
THE CENTAUR COMPANY, NEW YORK CITY.
That means your physi
cian's orders followed to
No matter how simple
the prescription, it's an
iron rule at Stansfield's
that one pharmacist must
check it over with an
other. That means "safetj
first" in all prescriptions.
ir" 633 Kan. '
TO BE TAGGART BUILDING.
Lawrence People Want Haskell Gym
nasium Named For Congressman.
Washington, T. C. July 20. Citizens
of Lawrence, Kan., have asked the
Secretary of the Interior Department
to name the new gymnasium building
now under construction at Haskell In
stitute in honor of Congressman
Joseph Taggart. They desire it to be
known as the "Taggart Building."
There is precedent for the naming
of buildings in the Indian service after
public men. In the instance of Has
kell Institute, that school was named
after the late Congressman Dudley
Haskell who secured the first appro
priation for its creation. Then again,
a building at this school was later
named in honor of Charles Curtis,
then a member of the House of Rep
resentatives, who secured an appro
priation for a hall now known as
"Curtis Hall." Friends of Congress
man Taggart think it would be fitting
to name the new gymnasium building
after him as he obtained appropria
tions for its construction. This effort
on the part of the. Lawrence citizens
has been made without the knowledge
or consent of Mr. Taggart.
family, owned by J. Bruce, a Scotch
breeder. Professor Cochell things so
well of the purchase that he is taking
Maxwalton Aviator to Manhattan and
will show him at the Kansas State
Fair at Topeka. -
WANT TO RIDE K- I. LIMITED.
BOUGHT BULL FOR $2,225.
A. I. I 11 n torn Will Show Animal at
Topeka I "ret; State Fair.
Kansas City, Mo., July 20. A. D.
Flintom, president of the Kansas City
Feature Film Exchange, and owner of
the 160-acre Hillcrest stock farm near
Zarah, Johnson county, Kan., bought
the Shorthorn bull. Maxwalton Avia
tor, and two blooded Shorthorn heifers
at the Carpenter & Ross sale, Mans
field, Ohio, July 7. He paid $2,225
for the bull.
The selection was made for Mr.
Flintom by -Professor Cochell of the
animal husbandry department of the
Kansas State Agricultural college,
Manhattan, who attended the sale.
The bull was sired by Avondale, a
great Shorthorn sire, and was dammed
by Lady Augusta of the Bruce-Averne
and Summer Comfort
in this simple breakfast:
k satisfies the appetite and is easily digested.
A little fresh Fruit;
One or two soft-boiled Eggs;
Some crisp, buttered Toast;
And a cup of Instant Postum.
If digestion rebels at the customary meal, try
the "Grape-Nuts Breakfast."
The result can be observed, and shows plainly jSiliypli
"There's a Reason"
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Pratt People Would Force Train to
Stop Negroes Caused Action.
Pratt, Kan., July 20. Because the
colored people at Pratt insist on riding
the Limited and the Rock Island
doesn't want them the limited trains
do not take on . passengers at Pratt
even though the' trains stop there, a
division point. ,
At least that i tne reason given ior
the refusal to accept passengers on
the limited at Pratt.
The Pratt Commercial club is pre
paring to appeal to the public utilities
commission against this alleged discrimination.
Thn club has appointed a special
committee to take the matter up with
the Rock Island management and if
that is unavailing to appeal to the
MITCHELL CO. HARVEST ON.
Washburn College, Topeka, Kan.
For Fifty Years
The growth of Washburn College has paralleled that of Kansas.
In that period Kansas has come from infancy into splendid young
manhood first in corn, first in wheat, first in ideals, first in the will
to achieve and first in its choice young men and women looking eag
erly forward to their day of power the next half century.
In that same period Washburn College has grown from its infancy
into an institution of first rank in the southwest. It has a choice lo
cation, a choice campus, equipped with substantial buildings and has
eight hundred of these choice young men and women of Kansas for
its student body.
Washburn starts on the next half century with a splendid forward
movement. A plan to increase the endowment by $500,000 has been
inaugurated and is well under way. A new President has been chosen
full of enthusiasm for the future. Scores of young men and women
are planning to enter the College in September. Will you Join them
and get ready to take your part in the next great forward movement
of our state and country?
Full information in regard to courses and terms on request.
ami the world
Eat at the
UXDFJl NEW MANAGEMENT
All newly remodeled and up-to-date
new furniture. Home cookin-s.
Board by day, week or month.
Rooms, 25c to $1.00. Board, $4.50
to $5.00 week.
W. W. NEWMAN. Proprietor.
424 East Fifth Street
Yes We Have It
And we honestly believe that
Plan Your Daughter's
Next Season's School Now
Write for Illustrated Booklet telling of this
school's advantages for voune women. H;ir-
monious development of mind and body 'midst pleasant
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Academic, Intermediate, Primary, Kindergarten, Kinder
garten Training, Music, Art, Expression, Domestic Science.
College of the Sisters of Bethany
Kt. Rev. Frank K. MlllxpaaKh, I. I Pres.
Mrs. M. .. Horswitk, l'rincipal.
Beautiful wooded campus of twenty acres in Topeka' hest residence section.
Resident Nurse and Physical Directress.
Hundreds of Maehines Working
Many Acres Can't Be Cut.
Beloit, Kan., July 20. Hundreds of
headers and binders are at work in j
Mitchell county today. In conse
quence churches were poorly attended.
Wheat is dead ripe and every rain
and wind makes.it hard to cut. There
is no trade and won't be until the
wheat is cut and threshed. This town
ought to have been crowded all day
Saturday, but farmers won t come to
town. The crop will be good, yet
thousands of acres will never be cut
because harvest machines can't get
HELD KAN S AN FOH MURDER.
Former Marshal of Dodge City Kills
Man in Dispute Over a Will.
Cache, Ok., July 20. Frank Lutz,
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a farmer living near neie waa
and killed Saturday by "Bat" Carr.
The shooting !s said to have been the
result of ill feeling over a will left by
Carr's wife, who died a month ago.
leaving a fortune of nearly $100,000.
Mrs. Lutz was reared by jvir. ana jvirs.
Carr. A coroner's jury ordered Carr
held and he was brought here and
placed in jail.
Carr was at one time city marshal
of Dodge City, and played a large part
in the early history of that town.
Miss Murdock To Be Married.
Wichita, Kan., July 20. Mr. and
Mrs. Victor Murdock Monday an
nounced the engagement of their
daughter. Miss Marcia Murdock to
Lieutenant Harvey De Lario of the
United States navy. The wedding will
t.L-o niioii tn Alienist. Lieutenant De
Lario and' his bride will leave for the
orient, where he has been sent on a
two years' cruise.
Board of Education Buys Supplies for
The board of education has award
ed contracts for the following sup
plies: Hall Lithographing company Pens
and penholders, pencils, colored cray
ons, writing ink, envelopes, mechanical
drawing paper, thumb tacks, triangles,
erasers and paper fasteners.
Zercher Stationery company Note
paper, paste, waste baskets, black
board erasers, irregular curves for
drawing, ink erasers and drawing ink.
Crane and company Blackboard
Hoover Brothers, Kansas City
Drawing paper and wax crayons.
Central Topeka Paper company
Practice paper, plain news paper, paper
towels, envelopes, sweeping compound,
towel fixtures: '
J. R. Holcomb Manufacturing com
pany, St. Louis Brushes.
Capital Broom company Brooms.
Western Disinfectant company-
Graham Paper company, St. Louis
, Ruled news paper.
Read State Journal Wants.
S Daily Trains
tT. Topoka, Ar. Kan. City
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C. E. BASCOM. C. P. A.
Phona Main 40SS
Pullman Sleepers Only
Kan. City Ar. Topeka
7 :55 a. m.
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6:80 p. m.
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is the best hair tonic on the market
50c a bottle. Sold only by us.
TUILY-McFABIiAND DlllO CO..
Rexall Store. 9th and En. A'
5-gaJlon bottle and cooler
for the. office. -
--gallon bottle and cooler
for the home.
H -gallon bottle. Just
the right slse for the re
frigerator. TOPEKA PURE
Try a cup of
for breakfast one of these days. It's ten to
one that it will be Old Golden every morning
thereafter. For here's a coffee so excellent
in quality, with such an inviting aroma and so
perfect a flavor that you won't care to try
other brands. There's something distinctly
good about Old Golden ; and the goodness is
the same next month or next year as it is now.
When you next order coffee get a pound of this from
your grocer. It is sold either steel-cut, with the chaff
removed, or in the bean if you prefer to grind it at home.
TONE BROS., Des Moines
Millers of the Famous Tone Bros. Spices