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Topeka Sfock Company Will
Open Here May 1".
If. J. Mack Is 3Ianagcr, Hugo J.
Miller Assistant.
Big Tent Theater Built by To
peka Tent & Awning Co.
Jtalph, Moody Stage 3Ianager
Hazel 3IcOwen Leading Lady.
After opening in Topeka on May IV
for a week's stay in this city, a new
Topeka stock company will leave here
for a twenty-one week season in Ka 1-1
sas, Nebraska and South Dakota under
the direction of K. J. Mack, manager;
liugo J. Miller, assistant manager; and
Kalph R. Moody, general director.
Mlsa Hnzcl McOwcn.
It is to be a regular stock company
composed of more than twenty-five
persons, including a band, orchestra
and an Hawaiian quartet. . The or
ganization will carry its own "theater'
as it is, to be a tent show.
Topeka Made" Tent Theater.
The theater tent was built in To
peka by the Topeka Tent & Awning
company. It was designed and
planned by K. A. Anton and Fred
Ackerma.i, of the tent company, and
Mack. Its dimensions are 60x130 feet
and it will scat 1.000 persons. It will
be almost as well equipped as a thea
ter building. The staging is con
structed of 3-inch maichod flooring set
on twenty-eight jacks and is as solid
and substantial as any floor. There is
a scene loft above the stage and at
either tving are scene docks where
scenery and props may be stored and
brought onto the state as needed. The
border lights are arranged in three
colors. The front of the stage is well
equipped with footlights. A complete
electrical outfit including spot lights,
flood liehts and strip liirhts. will be
pi km. iimmmim9mX!iy,m.mm'n ij..n.iwf w.i)MS
, your health Is the very first
thing to be cunsidered at all
If your physical condition
Is normal your mental facul
ties are sure to be greater
than if some dreaded disease,
such as piles was sapping
your very life.
To not thing for one mo
ment that a derangement of
thin kind will become better
without a treatment.
My treatment is painless
and I have never failed to
nire piles that have reached
the worst stages.
Write for my free booklet
, on rectal disease.
89 Kansas Ave. Topeka, Kan.
The Stock Market Tumbled
Did you watch the news? If your savings are invested in our 6fi
First Farm Mortgages you can let the stock market go hang. Tour
investments are safe and sure.
The best security on earth is the earth itself.
The man who saves now during the times of employment will be
repaid doubly in the years to come. Save for a rainy dav. Tour
money is never idle when deposited with u.
The Farm Mortgage Trust Company
501 Jackson at., Topeka
J. P. SUl'GBTF.R, President. J. H. COU.IXGWOOD, Vice Pres.
tl-AV HAMILTON. Trust Officer.
carried. Special attention has been
paid to obtaining comfortable seats,.
J. was great! v sumrised to learn
that a Topeka company could build
my tent." said Mack. "For years I
have had to send away to have them
made, but this year the firm I had
been dealing with did not have the
material for the job. By chance I
found out the Topeka Tent and Awn
ing cornpany could build a tent of the
required size or even larger."
A large part of the scenerv and
props are being prepared at the To
peka, .Tent and Awning company. It
is the first time that theatrical equip
ment of this kind has been prepared
mm a iopeKa urm.
Management of Show.
Mack, manager
of the stock com
pany, has b e en
with the Craw
fords here for the
1 ast ive years as
I assistant manager
... "V.-'hI of the Novqlty and
V at one time of the
A' acrl t'.rf t-irl ihpa toy Wo
is known to hun
dreds of the the
ater going public
in Topeka.
The active com
K. J. Moek.
pany will be under the personal di
rection of Ralph R. Moody. Moody
became well known in Topeka when
he was here as leading man with the
North Brothers. He came directly to
Topeka from the Pershing theater.
Pittsburgh. Pa., where he led a com
pany of his own.
Moody is the author of "Bea Good
Fellow," a three act farce comedy,
with Tiine musical numbers. No cho
rus is used in the production, which is
on the order of "Alma, v here Do You
Live?" Moodv wrote the words and
music, and lines of this production. It
is to be well equipped with special fu
turistic scenery and produced by the
stock show.
Hugo Miller has
lived in Topeka.
except when on the
road, for the last
twenty-five years.
H e entered the
show business in
1 909 with the
North Brothers'
stock company in
Topeka as scenic
artist. since that
time he has been
scenic artist with
some of the largest
II. 3. Miller.
stock companies in the United States
that play from coast to coast.
Loading Lady Mack's Daughter.
Miss Hazel McOwen will be lead
ing lady. It is not generally known
that she is Mack's daughter. Her rise
in the theatrical profession, however.
has been ef such success that Mack,
who hag hundreds of friends and ac
quaintances in Topeka. "sorta" wants
the home folks to know it.
For the last three years Miss Mc
Owen has been leading a company of
her own playing in St- Paul, Minne
apolis and Pittsburgh. Several years
ago she played ingenue parts with the
North Brothers.
daft; xjo?-k if-xm
Ralph K. Moody.
The new company will open May 17
on Jackson street between Seventh
street and Eighth avenue, with the
bill. "Little Peggy O' Moore." On
Wednesday and Thursday thev will
offer "Be A Good Fellow," Moody's
musical farce comedy, and on Friday
and Saturday the youngsters of To
peka will revel in. "Sis Hopkins."
The producers are buying every
thing needed in Topeka. Ihey will
leave here in their own special car.
with a baggage car for equipment.
The tent theater is built as nearly
like a regular indoor theater as It is
possible to make one. It is impossible
to buy one like It any place in the
country. Mack says.
llights lo "Abraliam Lincoln."
Mack announced today that the
company had obtained tent show
rights to "Abraham Lincoln," Drink-
water's great play, that created such
a tremendous sensation in the east
during the winter season, and is play
ing now at the Jort theater, rsew York.
Arrangements have been made for
the show to come in to Topeka at the
close of each Rummer season. Plans
are made ahead for five years- During
tne iall and winter K. J. Mack will
resume his position as assistant man
ager of the Novelty. Hugo Miller ex
pects to go east to another stock com
pany at the 'close of the summer
Trace Meet Called Off Wet Grounds.
Lawrence. Kan., May 8. The Kan
sas-Oklahoma track meet scheduled
for today was called off by Mgr. For
rest C. Allen here today because of wet
grounds. The next Kansas track meet
will be with the Kansas Aggies at
Lawrence May 21.
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Local News Events
Eloquent sermon by prominent Chi-
cago divine opening feature of sixty-
first Kpicopalian diocesan convention,
f Tiu'we Mtt-erl
Sunday school convention delegates Topeka Press club members went to Washburn, Baker, Ottawa and Em
sang their "Swan Song' and departed Hutchinson to do low comedy stunt be- poria colleges held big track meet at
for their respective homes. fore Kansas editors. Washburn athletic field.
Sixth District News Notes
Items and Reminiscences by An Old Timer With His '
Ear to the Grass Roots.
Tn the spring of 1907 it looked !f St.
Francis, Cheyenne county, and north
west Kansas was going to get a sugar
plant, so much so that farmers in the
valley of the RepubTcan river began
raising beets. The first crop of sugar
beets raised out there was marketed in
Ames. Neb., and found to contain a
large percentage of sugar, as well a3
making a large tonnage per acre. At
this the agitation for a beet sugar fac
tory began. A year or two later a man
named Dunbar, representing to be a
capitalist, made a visit to St. Francis
to look over the proposition. To help
along the enterprise a commercial club
was organized with more than 100
members of substantial business men
and farmers, who gave Dunbar en
couragement. A few weeks later other
eastern capitalists turned up for the
purpose of organizing a company, they
claimed, and if ample local aid could
be raised the sugar beet enterprise
would be a success. It was also neces
sary to have another railroad, as the
H. & M. branch from Orleans, rseb. to
St. Franc's the terminus, was inade
quate to handle the business such an
enterprise required. The new road
was tc tap the main line at Benkel-
man, eb.. seventy-eight miles. The
cost of building the sugar beet factory
was to be one-half million dollars and
the building and equipping the rail
road was to be close to one million.
Half the total amount of the sugar
factory and the railroad was to be
raised by popular subscription among
the people of Cheyenne county and
Yuma county. Colorado. The subscrip
tion list? were passed around and a
hundred thousand was raised in a very
short time. At that point o f the
operation Mr. Dunbar left and went to
Kansas City to look after materials for
beginning operations. A few days
after leaving St. Francis he tele
graphed from Kansas City that he had
made arrangements with a Kansas
City bank to take over the subscription
notes which were being held in escrow
by the banks In St. Francis, and that
he must have twelve thousand dollars
in cash forwarded to Kansas City in
the first mail. A committee Qf citi
zens of the town were appointed to go
to Kansas City and investigate Dunbar.
But before they arrived there he was
placed under arrest for having
swindled his wife's brother out of a
considerable sum of money. The com
mittee found he was living in Kansas
City in almost poverty. When the
word was received of the circum
stances tne people were chagrined and
disappointed. The result was the com
mercial club disbanded. The citizens
promised themselves that they would
not harbor any more Dunbars In the
future. It is said that he escaped the
officers in Kansas City and was never
heard of again in St. Francis or Chev
enne county.
,e?awlins count' organized In
1881. It is said there were only six
farmers in the county in April, 1879
In March, 1880, only one house was
erected in Atwood, the county seat.
In August of the same year twenty
five were built. Your correspondent
remembers his first visit to the town,
several years ahead of the railroad!
United States Senator John J. Ingalls
was touring northwest Kansas in the
interest of selecting a site for a gov
ernent land office. A town named
Beaverton had started up in July,
1880. and the promoters believed they
could pull the county seat and land
office to their town. They also imag
ined, they could hear the Central
Branch (Missouri Pacific) engine
whistling for BeaVerton. Several
towns were after the land office, At
wood and Beaverton, Rawlins county;
Wano, Cheyenne county; Oberlin. De
catur county, and three other aspir
ants, Inez, Kelso and Kenneth, Sheri
dan county. Oberlin was selected for
the location. In August. 18S0. there
was published in Atwood. the Pio
neer, by A. S. Thome, who also car
ried on & general ,store. Your item
izer found the following lines of busi
ness carried on: Anderson & Greason
published the Republican-Citizen ; J.
P. Mathes. general stock, also lum
ber; Xelson Bros, and G. W. Gaunt,
grocers; Wm. Reilly & Co., hardware
and - furniture; S D. Warren, flour
As Depicted
Imrnrm P7
"riotel le Boiler Plate," opposite
court house, thoroly remodeled for
comfort of unwilling guests.
and feed, also harness; W. H. Wilson,
drugs; J. R. Murray, blacksmith; W.
D. Lee. wagon maker; G. H. Tonsley,
baker and restaurant; Miss Laura El
der, millinery, and D. Swift, hotel. It
took only two lawyers in the pioneer
days to do the work. C. S. Winsiow
and W. E. Hopper. Only one of the
above mentioned is now living in At
wood. From pioneer times to the
present your correspondent has seen
the building of three court houses, be
sides watched the town grow to 800
population. The town also won out
in one of the fiercest county seat
struggles known in northwestern Kan
sas. It was the home of Cyrus An
derson, former secretary of the board
nf railroad commissioners, and Fred
x'.obertson. who is serving his second
term as United States district attor
ney. For the last four years Rawlins
county has been close to the top In
raising wheat. Many of her pioneer
cittzens have got to their journey's
end, including J. M. Matheney, James
Greason, J. D. Hacker, Cyrus Ander
son, Albert Hemming. Dorwln Higley,
John M. Burton, G. Leeper, J. H. and
Charles Chambers. Dr. E. D. York,
Charles Mettler. Dr. J. X. Melingin
and other names forgotten, all of
whom your correspondent knew so
well. The town has kept pushing
ahead, and refuses to take a back seat
for any other in northwest Kansas,
' Several Sixth district congressional
conventions have been held in Colby.
Tne most exemng one was me rtepuo
lican convention of 1889, long before
the state adopted the primary system
of voting. In that contest there were
three candidates, Webb McXall, Smith
county; Louis Hanback, Osborne
county, and E. J. Turner, of Sheri
dan county, who was seeking renomi
nation. Whether right or wrong, one
of the candidates who had the "pull"
seemed to believe all was fair in poli
tics, and some contests were brought
in, one from Mitchell county, and
another from Sherman county. Tur
ner had enough strength to nominate
him a few weeks before the meeting
of the convention, so his opponents
started the contests. Hp said to your
correspondent at midnight before the
meeting: "I can't do any thing more
than to let them do the contesting,
and if they win the contests I will then
have enough delegates to nominate me
on the first ballot." The last contest
was the regularly elected delegates,
three of them, from Sherman county.
The contest unseated them, and gave
McXall three more votes, and enough
to nominate him. The regular elected
chairman of the delegation arose from
his seat, and said: "Gentlemen of the
convention: if we can't get justice
here we will at the polls. Then they
draped the three chairs in mourning
and left the hall. In the ballot Mc
Xall was nominated. The Mitchell
county delegation was divided, half
the mis.
A Greek legend.
Tn the early spring there is no .
flower that comes with such varied
hue and sweet fragrance as the Iris.
Well she deserves her name, "The
Rainbow," for nothing else can de
scribe the many shades of color. In
the old Greek myth. Iris was the sis
ter of the harpies and goddess of the
storm, and was represented to mor
tals by the rainbow. She was as swift
as the wind, and had beautiful wings
of radiant, shining gold. When Juno
wanted to send some special, impor
tant message, she always employed
Iris. She carried messages for Juno
all over the world, unto the ends of
the earth, and even into the depths of
the sea. Juno also loved Iris for her
self, and when Iris's birthday came
one year, Juno determined it should
be most beautifully kept, so she sum
moned all the flowers to come to this
celebration. It was a wonderful sight.
f vm'feSShi
of the Past Week
By Bolmar
Series of boxing bouts staged at the
Grand Opera houso by the Topeka
Athletic association.
of them being for Hanback and the
rest for Turner. In the campaign Maj.
W. H. Caldwell, of the Beloit Courier,
didn't believe in the open theft of
stealing a whole delegation, so he
hoisted in liis paper only one
half the name of the nominee, as fol
lows; "For congress. Sixth district,
Webb Mc." And he carried the name
of the nominee in this way thru the
campaign. In the election the vote
was, McXall, 12,105; Baker, Populist
nominee. 20,749- The Populist upris
ing in the state didn't have many fol
lowers in the Sixth district until after
the Colby convention, when Sherman
county fell into line for the election
of Wm- Baker, the only Populist ever
elected to congress from the district.
Among Turner workers was Jim
Legate, a noted state politician.
The Sixth district was shy of news
papers in June, 1878. The following
editors' attended the State Editorial
association meeting at Atchison that
year: G. W, Anderson and wife, Be
loit Gazette; W. D. Jenkins, Smith
Center Pioneer; G. A. Atwood and
wife. Ellsworth Reporter; F. C. Mont
gomery and lady. Hays City Sentinel;
J. A. Scarborough and wife, Mankato,
and Mark J. Kelley and wife, Beloit
Record. More than 100 editors and
their wives were present at this meet-,
ing. Many counties in the Sixth dis
trict had no organization at the time,
and only a few newspapers were
printed in the district. Beloit furnish
ing three of them. Mirror. Gazette and
Record. Xot one of these editors is
now living.
Some wells were dug in Norton
county by farmers in 1880, and bones
were found at a depth of 70 feet.
Coming down to later dates, wasn't it
Maj. John Conway, in his Norton
Champion, who discovered human
bones in that town's waterworks
How minds differ with people. On
one of his pioneer trips to Norton the
Courier referred to your itemizer in
a notice of his visit, that he looked
like a grass fed tramp, and buffalo
grass at that, for there wasn't any oth
er kind of grass grown out there in
those times. On another occasion, when
on a business trip to Jewell City, and
that night he attended an old soldiers
love feast, one of the most elegant
ladies of the town introduced me to
others as Congressman Louis Han
back, who represented the Sixth dis
trict at the time.
H. Tt. Tillotson. of Lr.nora, has an
nounced his candidacy for the legisla
ture from Norton county, now filled
by X. L. Johnson, who is a candidate
for state senator in the Fortieth dis
trict. Tillotson is all right, a pioneer
settler in his part of the county, and
a well known attorney of northwest
Sixth dstrict newspaper items
Editor Vines has returnd to Cedar
and resurrected the Enterprise. His
town was the first county seat of
Smith county. Smith Center pulled it
away in the first election. Several
papers have been printed in Cedar,
and they all died. .George F. Leary
as they all wore their most beautiful
dresses, and smiled, and were sweetly
gracious as only flowers can be.1 The
air itself was filled with the perfume
sent out by these beautiful children
of the gods. They were having a
lovely time greeting one another when
three new sister flowers made their
appearance all dressed In lavender
and yellow and purple, but no one
knew who they were or where they
came from. They even did not know
their own names, if they had any. So
the other flowers end Juno had a con
sultation and finally decided that as
they wore the colors of the rainbow
they should be named Iris, in honor
of her for whom the feast was a ven.
So all these many centuries since this
lovely flower has borne the name
given to her by her sisters, the flow
ers of long ago.
"Ob, flower-dc-iuxe, bloom on, and let the
Linger to kiss thy feet!
Oh flower of song, bloom os. and make
The world more fair and sweet I"
Itev. Maurice K. Murphy rooted
hard for the prospective Irish repub
lic at Memorial hall.
You boys, big and little, don't forget
to remember it's Mother's Day next
iiaa Biriu Laic uajiuiu Jk. a. u , vx i.v .u,
Grogan, and has gone to Athol ana
taken charge of the Herald. He win
have more to do in the new location,
it being larger, besides they are hunt
ing for gas and oil..., John Ford, a
well known newspaper man, will start
a second paper in Plainville. Editors
Vines. Learv and Ford are old timers
in a newspaper office, and none of
them will worry over the high cost of
House Ways and Means Committee
Plans Revision of its Bin.
Washington. May 8. Efforts to re
vive the soldier bonus bill was made
tndnv with the return of Representa
tive Fordney, -Michigan, chairman of
the house ways and means committee
Soldier bonus advocates tentatively
have decided that the total expendi
ture under anv soldier relief program
must , reduced to $1,000,000,000 in
stead of $1,800,000,000 as previously
planned. I
The committee expects to meet to
day to consider revisions of the
Psalms S4:l-8.
I -vein bless the Lord at all times: hl
prnise Bhsll continually be In my moutli.
Mv soul ,hall mate her boast In the
Lord : the humble shall hear thereof, and
be glad.
O magnify the Lord with me, and let
us exalt his name togetner.
r i.. . i. i t . an,i ho hMtrtl m. and
j delivered me from all my fear,,
t They looked udto him. and were Hghfc
I ened : and their faces were not aabamed.
' Thi. nMr mnn cried, and the Lord heard
him, and saved him out of all hl troubles.
The angel of the Lord eucampeth round
about them that fear him, and dellveretii
them. . . ,
O taste and see that the Lord Is good;
blessed is the man that trusteth la him.
To love abundantly is to live abundint
fe'. Drummocd.
"There : nothing so kingly as kindness.
And nothing so royal as truth."
A no a.
Not what we give, but -what we .hare.
For the gift without the giver la bare;
Who pives himself with his alms feeds
Himself, his hungering neighbor, and mc.
We have no liberty to choose whether
we will serve or no; all the liberty we
have ia to choose our master. Sanderson.
They that wait upon the Lord shq4! re
new their strena-th: tbey ahstll mount up
with wings as eaglea; they shall run, anl
not be wearv ; they shall walk, and uot
faint-r-Isa. 40 1.
Why. therefore, should we do ourselves
this wrong
Or others, that we are not always strong;
That we should ever weak or beartleaa b?.
Anxious or troubled, when with us is
And joy and strength and courage arc
with Thee.
R. C. French, D. D.
A wise man has well reminded us that
In any controversy the instant we feel
anger we have already ceased striving
for truth, and have began striving for
oaraelves. Carlyle.
$ .
From the Columns of
a :
Mmy S. 1895.
The Santa Fe Hospital association h
Just issued it yearlv lit of officers and
employes la pamphlet form. All the mem
ber! of the executive staff live la Topeka.
fieorge TV. Hojreboom la chief snrgeou :
J. U. Far it ftuperiatendAnt of hopItaU
and dispensarlea ; G. A. Wall. dlfeies of
the eye and ear; C. H. Gaibor. diseases of
the. nose, throat and lungs; I. It. Pelton.
diseases of tie oerrea aud spine. There
are l-Hi local surgeons along: the line. Tbe
company baa four hospitals in active
operation, oue at Fort Madison, one at
Ottawa, one at L Jotr-ra and one at Las
Vepas. The Topeka honpltal wt!l be tbe
main one. There are fwir .liRpensarias. two
at Topeka, one at Chicago and one at
Itaton. .
Chief of rolice and Mrs. Owen 13. Sip
of Atchison have issued Invitation to the
weddlna; of their daughter, Lillian, to Mr.
j Charles E. Ekel, formerly of North To-
(77 Rl. I l T i . I IB Rjl- piljw- .III JUUIBMSI T r-
ninp. Mar 16, at the First Presbyterian
church. Th young rotipl will make tfwlr
home in Atchison. Mr. Ekel is tn tbe grain
Mis Mamie Reynold ef IaTnworth
is Tilting her brother, Dr. T. B. Reynold
and Mrs. Reynolds, at their home in orth
Van iiuren street.
City Enthusiasts Looking Long
t ingly at Eod and Reel.
Plenty of Enticing Holes To Be
Found Around Topeka.
You i Hare to Know Secrets of
Hunting Bull Heads There.
Fish Stories of Yesteryears
Arouse 1920 Enthusiasm.
Xot to insinuate that all men are
liars but the fishing; season has be
gun. Already the habitually ardent
anglers are beginning to relate fish
tales that arouse tremendous en
thusiasm and high resolves in the
breasts of their hearers and Incident
ally increase business for the sporting
goods stores.
Of course, the early bird has the
option on the worm and most of the
followers of the rod and reel who have
braved the chilly weather this spring
to make a cast in some babling brook
have been rewarded handsomely or
otherwise. Most of the streams within
easy access of Topeka seem to get
"fished out" along in the summer, so
that he who hesitates loses some op
portunities to tell true fish yarns the
next day. .'
The good old Kaw the most ac
cursed and beloved of all muddy.
treacherous streams, Is, of course, a
perennial source of supply for those
wno know how to fish in it. The mm
with the pole and line and the rod
and reel seldom has any luck in the
Kaw it takes a trot line to land 'em
there. But patience is rewarded, for
the catch is usually worth while.
To Other State Resorts.
Pilarrims to the Cottonwood and the
urassnopper. the Big Blue and the
Verdigris are made by those with
properly enuipned travelina- facilities
and an excess of time to spare. They
always return with sunburned noses
ana a handsome addition to the
world's library of fish yarns- Those
who go to Colorado and the lakes of
tne east and north cannot, nf rnuru
be classed with the ordinary victims
who must spend their vacations fish
ing In Kansas-
Then comes the auestlon of bait.
Some use artificial attractions tn land
the suckers in the same fashion as
the women occasionally do, while
others cling to the good old-fashioned
angle worms unearthed behind the
barn. Dough balls, minnows and pork
retain the affections of some, while
occasionally may be found those stout
hearted individuals who slay a chicken
for their lunch on the creek bank and
use its abdominal eauipment to entice
the catfish from their hiding places.
Fish Not Mentally Acute.
Like everything else, fishins: tackle
is a bit higher this year than last, but
it is rumored that fish are not so
mentally acute. Jointed rods and
reels no doubt have an advantage over
the old fashioned cane and willow
poles, but it frequently happens that
the wlelders of the latter make the
best catch. This can, in great meas
ure, be checked lip to the ignorance
of many persons concerning the
manipulation of a rod and reel. With
a reel, one can reach many places
that cannot be approached with the
ordinary pole and line, and that is
an advantage.
But for pure enjoyment and deli
cious misery, the all-night fishing trip
has no equal. The long automobile
drive, the search for a good fishing
hole, the persistent attentions of the
mosquitoes, the insatiable curiosity of
divers varieties of insects, the lost bait
can and the jubilant stimulation of
the bacon and coffee next morning
that's life! How strange that more
city dwellers do not participate.
Man Exists on Bread
He Lives, by the Word of God
Dean Kaye will preach. Sunday on
Sunday Services 7:30 and 11:00 A. M.
Wednesday, May 12, at 10:30 A. M.
Eighth and Polk Sts.
Central Congregational Church
HunUxm and Buchanan ,
Topic for Evening, "EINSTEINISM"
Hjr the Pastor "
Cburch Schooj!, :30 a. m. Christian F.ndoavor, 6:43 p. si.
r. S. Tire Co. Manufacturing
Big Signs South of Topftksu
One Side Contains Ad The
Other History of Town.
Many To Be Set on Roads Lead
ing From Topeka.
Twenty-FiTe Men Busy Arrang
ing Signs for Shipment.
Standing like big open books on the
prairie, there is a large number of im
mense signs advertising United States
tires on a farm south of Topeka, on
the Topeka avenue road. One side of
the book contains the company's ad
vertisement, the other a brief history
of the town near which the sign is to
be placed.
A crew of more than twenty-five
men are busy erecting, painting and
arranging the signs for shipment. The
gang has been in Topeka for about s
month, but bad weather has delayed
their work. They expect to finish the
work in June.
The noise of hammering, pounding.
and the grating of metal against metal
can be heard for a long distance from
the scene of activity and makes one
curious as to what industrial work
could be going on out there in the
Like Giants' Schoolroom.
The signs are of metal.- They are
made detachable. When cut and fit
ted together they sre placed under a
wooden shelter, where the painters
work, making up the ad, decorating
the signs, and painting in the history
of the town for which they are Intend
ed. A Sign labeled Emporia gives
some Idea of the radius the crew in
tend to cover about Topeka. They will
prepare signs for practically the en
tire eastern half of the state. When
the signs are completed, the big books
are taken apart, numbers of them are
then loaded on one of the company's
motor trucks and they are hauled
away to the place where they are to
be set up.
The big row of painted boons set
up on the prairie to dry makes one
wonder what giants are doing a little
studying among the cows and chick
ens. But it is lust tne pian 01 a Dig
firm to make its wares better known.
A doxen or more of the signs are to
be located at advantageous places
about Topeka.
Topeka, Kan.
His price for first elsts, guaranteed
dentlatry is so reasonable that you ess af
ford to tra.el miles to patronize blra.
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