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THE TOPV.KA rATT,Y STATE JOURNAL-SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 20, 1920
SILO TO RESCUE
Cattlemen of State Say Fatten
Jug1 Stock Is Poor Business.
Costs More for Feed Than They
Get for Animals.
MANY CORN SUBSTITUTES TRIED
Molasses 50 Per Cent More Fat
tening, Experiments Show.
Silage and Cottonseed $13.54
Ter 100 Pounds Gain. '
Manhattan, March 20. Cattlemen
attending the annual convention of
the Kansas Live-stock Feeders' associ
ation at the state agricultural college
here today heard ample coroboration
of their general assertion that fatten
ing cattle is a losing proposition. An
important feature of the program was
jl report on the colleges experimental
work in feeding cattle, sheep and hogs.
This report stated:
'Even tho fed the most efficient
and practical rations, the steers lost
from $10 to $30 a head. These care
fully conducted tests demonstrate the
fact that the prevalent complaint of
losses from cattle feeding operations
have been based upon fact."
The silo has come to the rescue of
the livestock feeder in this age of high
priced grains. "The cheapest grains
in feeding cattle for market can be
secured only by the maximum utiliza
tion of siluge." the report said, "and
even then heavy losses will result, at
' present prices of cattle, labor and
other feeid necessary to balance the
Molasses Cheaper Than Corn.
Some results proven by the experi
.Molasses was found nn economical
substitute for corn, it being" cheaper
per ton than corn, and may be substf- !
tuted up to 6 or 8 pounds a day. As
a food, 100 pounds of molasses was I
equivalent to 150 pounds of corn.
Feeding baby beef is more profita
ble than feeding mature steers, be
cause he calf requires less for mainte
nance and grows while he fattens.
But it requires a longer period and
more grain to make the baby beef
weighing 800 to 1,000 pounds at 12
to 1 4 months of age than it does to
fatten mature steers.
In wintering calves, each 100
pounds made on silage and cottonseed
meal cost only $13.54.
Under similar conditions, pigs fed
on corn and tankage made faster
growth than those fed on barley and
tankage. Dry ground barley was
found superior to soaked ground bar
ley, which in turn gave greater gains
than soaked whole barley, but consid
ering the cost, more economical re
sults were obtained with barley in
stead of corn.
..Several small grains were fed to!
fcogs as substitute for corn. Shriveled
wheat is a good hog feed and often
can be fed with bigger returns than
when sold on the market. In four ex
periments, shrunken wheat in each
case made better results than equal
amounts of corn. Whole wheat and
tankage was found to be the most
profitable way to feed that cereal.
Notes aaT personals from Highland
Park, by Mr. O. bhaui. Teieptioo
Highland Park M. R. church. - Sunday
icbool at 10 a. m. The usual service will
be held at 11 a. ra. ami 7 :4o p. in.
Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Hotter spent a few
days the first of the week with Mr. Hat
ter's pa roots at Baldwin.
Mr. aDd Mrs. David (.lose have returned
from Mount I'utankl, III., where they were
called by the death of Mr. Jose's brother.
Mrs. Helen F. Knester will more Monday
to her home la Tecum neb.
The Comot club met Thursday with
Mrs. r. A. Blood, of Maryland avenue.
Ten members were present.
Miss Esther Heed, of Wlnfleld. la spend
ing a faw flays with home folks.
.Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kernn. of Kansas
f'ity, en me Saturday to visit Mrs. Krrns's
sister, Mrs. Peter Kberhart and family.
Mr. and Mrs. L. '. Thompson have been
called to Valley Falls by the Illness or
Mrs. Thompson's mother.
The Clover Hill Aid society will bold
their annual meeting and .election of of
ficers Tuesday with Mrs. A. B. Smith,
'Twenty-fourth and Ohio streets.
Mrs. P. Tnlley had as dinner guests
Wednesday Mrs. Kane, of Toieka ; Mrs.
.las. Stevenson, Mrs. J. TV. Marsh and Mra.
JE. l. Jones.
Miss Carolyn Vance and Miss Pansy
Punlap spent last Saturday and Sunday
with Lisle Bahnmaier, of Ken ham.
The W. K. M. S. will meet Wednesday
t 2 oVloett with Mrs. Emma Gregg.
Mr. and Mrs. (.'buries Pearson and chil
dren, of Morris avenue, were guests Sun
day of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Ilnnst.
Mr. Paul Hill returned Tuesday to his
home in Trinidad, Colo., after an extended
may with hib sister, Mrs. Peter Eberbart
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Vance spent Sun
day at the William Coker home, near Ber
ryton. Mrs. A. B. Smith attended a luncheon
given by the ladies auxiliary of the First
Baptist church Wednesday ot the home of
Mrs. N. W. Running, on Fillmore street.
Mrs. John Kalns ha sold her home on
Town avenue, to J. Henaler, and purchased
the Whlteker property on Ohio avenue.
ttlen Anderson, who was ill for a few
days with tonMHtia, is in school again.
Mrs. J. W. Marsh has returned from a
Wit with her sister, Mrs. K. V. Flood,
The Challtno club will meet Thursdar.
March -'5. with Mrs. O. F. Whitney, OOo
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Blood and Miss
Reulah MCahan were dinner guests Fri
day of Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Hay, of West
Mneteentn street. i ne occasion was
Mrs. Hay's birthday anniversary.
For Grip, Influenza. Catarrh. Pains
ind Soreness in the Head and Chest,
rough. Sore Tli root. General 1 'rostra
ton and Fever.
To get the best results take
Sovent j-senen" at the first feeling of
If ou wait till four bones ache, It
ktay take longer.
WAfwr the Grip take Humphreys'
Ioctor' Book in English, French,
panlsh. Portuguese or German
At all Drue and Country Stores.
Rnmphrrri' Hnmc. Meilkine Co.. 151
illtam Street, Net York.
Grave of Famous Indian Chief Is
Hidden in Wheat Field Near Topeka
Marble Shaft ' Marks Abram
Burnett's Resting Place Once !
National Character Forgotten. I
Stone Bridges Older Than Mem
ory of Man Nearby Treasure
Seekers Dug Holes Around I
Chieftain's Cabin. I
Half hidden in the corner of a
wneat iieia on tne trann j-jeim iarm, ,
six miles southwest of Topeka, is a j
white marble shaft twelve feet high.
Beneath it rests the bones of Abram
Burnett, once chief of the Pottawato
Thrown loosely around this monu
ment are several smaller markers that
once disclosed the resting places of
several other members of the Potta
watomie tribe. The original burial
plot, thirty feet square, has yielded to
the encroachments of the plow and
the surrounding wheat field.
Forgotten Even by "Old Timers.
Lost in the mists of half a century,
the grave of Abram Burnett has prob
ably faded from the minds of even
the "old timers" in Topeka. Most of
the present generation never heard of
it. The monument is half a mile from
j the nearest road and quite concealed
from the traveler who passes along
the highway. The burial plot is situ
ated two miles west of Burnett's
John Wilson, wlioe wife originally
owned the land now occupied by Helm,
deeded the burial plot to Mary Bur
nett, widow of the famous chieftain.
in t870. at the time of Burnett's!
death. After her marriage to Charles!
Buzbee, Mrs. Burnett Bold the tract j
of land on which the Burnett cabin
stood, three-quarters of a mile west
of the mound.
Bridges Older Than Memory.
Two other features of interest in
the vicinity of Burnett's mound are j
trie etone Driagf s nunt inoie man
fifty years ogo by the Pottawatomie
Indians across the Shunganunga creek.
No one appears to remember just
when they were constructed, or who
directed the work. Indian labor, it is
conceded, laid the stones in their
The bridge shown in the accom
panying picture is the one on the east
and west road that runs along the
north base of the mound. Jt is lo
cated near the former site of the Bur
nett cabin. The other structure is a j
half mile north of the mound on the
. v, V. marl tViat ontora Sc!i.-
Indian Vn tr-u n. Tnnmie Twister.
Chief Burnett was the eon of Kaw-kee-me.
He was born in Michigan in j
1811. Hi Indian name was Kah-he- j
ca-wa-ti-an-erah. His family lived '
near Lake Michigan and were persons
of importance in the Pottawatomie
tribe. He was educated in the mis
sion schools of Fort Wayne, Ind.. and
Carey, Mich. In the Chicago treaty
of Ann-list 29. 1S21. reservations were
given John, James. Abram, Rebecca
and TCaaev. all children of Kaw-kee-
me. In several later treaties between
the government and the Pottawato
mie, Abram Burnett's name is found
as one of the signers.
The Pottawatomies Trere at last re
moved to the Sugar creek lands in
southeaatern Kansas and by the treaty
of 1846 these lands were exenangeu
for some along the Kaw river. A
tradrnsr cost for the Indians was estab
lished by the government at Union-
town, about fourteen miles west oi
Topeka, and placed under command
of Col. Thomas X. Stinson.
Burnett and his family came up
from the Sugar creek lands in March,
1848, and settled along the Shunga
nunga. The old cabin, which was torn
down several years ago, stood three
quarters of a mile west of the mound.
In one end was a cupboard in which,
it is claimed. Abram kept his stock
I of "firewater." Whenever he was en
gaged in a cattle traae ne xook i
prospective buyer Into the house and
"set him up."
Treasure Hunters Got Busy.
The Indian chief was supposed to
have been wealthy and to have buried
his money after the manner of his
people. About the time the cabin was
torn down great holes were dug in that
vicinity by enthusiastic treasure hunt
ers. The fortune, however, was never
Buried in the same plot with Burnett
were a minor grandson whose name is
unknown; Mattie Knoffloch; an Indian
named Lykins, buried in a sitting posi
tion in a grave walled with stone: Pru
dence Lykins Wilson, and Notch!, or
Mrs. Joe Burke. It is believed that the
Indian buried in the sitting posture
was Johrt Lykins. wl.o settled on the
land in 1847 and died in 1859. His
widow. Prudence, later married John
Foiled Souvenir Seekers.
The maiden name of Burnett's wife
was Mary Knoffloch. a German
woman whom he married in Indiana
in 1842. She kept his death a secret
for several days until she had time to
hide his guns, saddles, bridles and
other possessions, for it was the cus
tom of the Indians to come- in and
take away something that belonged to
the deceased as a souvenir. Mrs.
Hurnett is buried at Sacred Heart,
Chief AVeljrhcd 430 Pounds.
Chief Burnett weighed 450 pounds.
It is reiated that, when he became ex
cessively drunk, it took seven men to
lift him into his wagon, until someone
devised a chute by which he could be
rolled uphill like a barrel.
The only real social event In the
chief's life, so a story goes, he spoiled
himself. He had invited several men
from Topeka to attend a party at his
cabin southwest of town. When they
arrived he had drunk up most of the
whisky he had purchased for them,
and being in a "playful" frame of
mind, greeted his visitors with a fusil
lade of chairs and other household f
rurniture. They dtd not tarry to en
joy his hospitality.
COMMUNISTS INVADE ENGUXD.
I Organization of Radical Tarty An
nounced by Labor Paper.
London, March 20. Steps are being
I taken in Great Britain to form a
communist party affiliated ' with the
third internationals, the aim being to
create a "revolutionary communist
party, says tne Laily Herald, organ
It is hoped to form the party from
a fusion of existing left wing organi
zations, the newspaper says, and in
the meantime active work for the or
ganization of local communistic bodies
caned "social Soviets is going on.
Mllvaiikoe Charles riiaUiampaa lias lot
fnfth in hifl Olcrp.tlve apparatus. He awat
loweil a table knife, nnmlle first, length 3'i
Inehpp. A "nnsh. airicil by a masaas-'.
brought forth the cutlerr.
I I ' V
1 T :- nt'sggi
. Burnett's Mound, looking from the north: 2. Twelve-foot shaft over Chief
Burnett's grave in wheat field two miles from mound: 3. Another picture
of monument showing lettering; 4. Ancient bridge on road north of mound,
constructed before memory of Jiving resident.
CHIEF ABRAM BURNETT
, B.-Burnctt, Pottawatomie Chief and a
Shawnee County, from a photograph
Whats a Banquet?
For rrte its
a bottle of
milk and a
noted character of the early lavs in !
taken in 1060 by J. Le Knight. I
e x a
Theft notices nuit b In the Stat
Journal office by S o'clock on Friday
afternoon. UnJrs otherwise noted In
this column oervic will bo held nt It
o'clock In the morning and ?:SO o'clock
In the evening.) j
QL'IXTON HEIGHTS. Twenty-fourth and
Ciocnlu streets, K. Wright, pastor, liev.
S. M. Gurley will preach the moruinj;
sermon. No evening sermon.
MArHSON STBKKT, between Second ave
nue and Third street, A. Khode, pastor.
Morning sermon, "A Glimpse Into (rod's
Harvest." Evening sermon, The Soldier
That Had a. Mind to i I ease God."
WEST SIDE, Llndenwood and Dnane.
Mrs. Clara N. Hazelrigg. pastor. Morning
sermon, '"In Gethsemaue. Evening se
mnn. "Before Illnte."
CENT HAL PAltK. Sixteenth and Cen
tral, John I. Zimmerman, acting pastor.
Morning sermon, "The Name." Evening,
THIIU. Third and Lake, E. W. Harris
sou, pastor. Sermon topics. "Thing That
Accompany Salvation," and "Fqur Vital
FIU ST, Seventh and Harrison. Alfred
Gregory, pastor. All regular services.
CBNTIiAL, Hun toon and Buchanan. Ser
mon by Ir. Roy B. Guild on "Improving
God's Handiwork." '
GRACE CATHELM1AL, Eighth and Polls,
J. P. ie B. Kaye. deuu. Holy communion,
f::w a. to. Morning service, 11 a. m.
CHURCH OF THE GOl SHEPHERD.
Laurent and Quincy. George R. Hiatt, rec
tor. Morning service 11 n. m.
ST. SIMON. Seventh and Western. Holy
communion, S a. m. Evening services, 4 :u
FIRST. Fifth and Harrison. Morning
and evening sermons by Rev. H. A. Ott,
FIRST. Sixth and Harrison, Edmund
Janes Kulp. pastor. Morning sermon,
"The Influence of Moral Heroism.' Eve
ning talk by Ike Gil berg.
TYLER STREET. Fifth and Tyler. A. F.
Bcker. pastor. All regular services.
LOW MAN MEMORIAL, Eleventh and
Morris. H. O. Holler, pastor. Morning
sermon, "Jrsus Among the Common
Things of Life." Evening sermon, "God's
FIRST, opposite state iiouse on Harri
son nt roe t, Stepheu S. Estey, pawtor.
Morning sermon, "What Faith Can Do."
Rev. Ray C. Roberts, of Chan gab a, China,
will speak at the evening service.
REDDEN CHAPEL. Rev. Jay C. Ever
ett, minister in charge, will speak at the
POT WIN, Fifth and West, H. L. Nelson,
pastor. Rev. It. L. Layfull. evangelist, of
Kansas City, will preach at the morning
and evening services.
THIRD, Fourth and Rranner, Frank
Fergufon Ogle, pastor. Morning sermon,
"The Churchman." Evening sermon, "lie
Tbat Is Born of God."
WESTMINSTER, College and Hnntoon,
John A. McAfee, pastor. Morning sermon,
"Only Holy Ground." Evening sermon,
"A Whole Man."
M 1 seel laneous.
FIRST UNITED BRETHREN. J. W.
Stiver&on, pastor. Morning sermon, "Press
Forward." Evening sermon, "A Good
THE TOPEKA CENTER OF UNI
VERSAL TRUTH, S10 West Tenth street.
Morning subject, "Wonderful Springtime."
UNITARIAN, 912 Topeka avenue, Mark
Mohler. pastor. Sermon at 4 p. m., "Why
Be a Church Member?"
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST SCIEN
TIST, Hun too a and Polk. Lesson sermon,
REORGANIZED CHURCH OF JESUS
CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS,
King and Clay, A. P. Crooker, pastor. All
SPIRITUAL TEMPLE BUILDERS.
Fourth and Monroe. All regular services.
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3. Average earnings for last 5 years are four times the an
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This is an opportunity to participate in the profits of one of Topeka's old
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Central National Bank Building.
Photo With His Love
Was Dempsey's Gift
Last Straw Says Wife
Says Champ Lived Off Her Earnings as Piano Player
Until Fame Came Then Divorced Her Says v
He Has to Be Doped So He Can Stay
in Ring After Fourth Round.
(By the United Press.)
San Francisco, March 2 0. Maxine
Dempsey, a wisp of a woman the
government's chief weapon in its at
tempt to brand Jack Dempsey as a
slacker has seen her love for Jack
turn to hatred, she said today.
Prior to the arraignment of Jack
Dempsey and Jack K earns, his man
ager, on a charge of conspiring to
evade the draft Maxine. at her hotel
here, told the story of a woman
scorned. She is anxious for the time
to come when she can appear against
the world's heavyweight champion,
Maxine had not decided whether she
would attend federal court today when
Dempsey and K earns are arraigned.
She is not sure the government wants
her to appear in public at this time.
Strange to say, a token from Demp
sey was the match that set fire to
Maxine' s hatred.
She Is Piano Player.
Maxine had been playing a piano
in Wells, Nev., a freight division point
of 200 inhabitants, while Jack was
posing for the camera in Los Angeles
before the admiring gaze of movie
'Those who criticise me for telling
the truth about Jack should picture
me sitting in the town of Wells, neg
lected while Jack got easy money and
fame," she said. "I had assisted Jack
while he,was a 'ham and egg fighter.
He lived off my money. Then, when
he was about to whip Willard he di
"Did I get automobiles and pretty
clothes.t No, I was playing a piano for
the amusement of freight handlers and
Maxine said she did nothing until
the American Legion posts all over
the. country began to attack Jack's
Photo Last Straw.
"I knew they didn't have the goods
on Jack that I did," she said. "But 1 1
didn't do anything. Then one day i
The Columbian Building.
about a week after the, American Le
gion got busy X got a package from
What" do you suppose was in that
package? It was Jack's photograph
He sent "with love.' Jack was afraid
I would testify against him and he
thought he could Vin me back to him
I sat down and wrote a letter tft
a newspaper saying I had the goods
on Jack and that he was a slacker.
That started things. Jack tried to t
'phone me. Men began to arrive in
Wells to see me. I wouldn't 'phone
Jack and the men had no luck."
Life as the wife a fighter has it
drawbacks. Maxine said. She testified
to Jack's fighting spirit and said that
for days before a fight he was sullen
She Has Blckcd Jack F.ye.
She explained "he had once blacked
Jack's eye herself.
"It wai after he had a bad fight
with Willie Meehan. Meehan had cut
his eye open. Jack and I were Quar
relling. He pushed me. I struck at
that lad eye. but missed it and hit
the other. Oh. what an eye I gave
him!" She paid Jack Kearns the trib
ute of being the only man who could
handle Dempsey and imparted a "hot
tip" to Georges Carpentier. It was
"get Jack in the fourth or fifth round.
Those are his bad ones especially the
Dempsey. she paid, goes strong at
first but has a bad back which weak
ens in the fourth.
He Relies On Dope.
"When they get him filled up with
strychnine and past those rounds he
is a bad man to beat." she said.
''I know all about the Flynn fight
at Murray, Utah, February 13, 1917,"
she said. "For days before the fight
Jack practiced flopping before a right
to the jaw. He told me after the fight
that when Flynn hit him It was so
light he nearly forgot to lie down."
Pemppoy divorced Maxine February
1, 1919. They had been married about
four years. Dempsey won the world's
championship five months and four
days after that.
Maxine did not hear from him again
directly until after the American Leg
ion attacked his war record, she said.
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