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The Stockton Review and Rooks County Record from Stockton, Kansas • 1

The Stockton Review and Rooks County Record from Stockton, Kansas • 1

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Ranks County Record. NO. 12. STOCKTON, ROOKS COUNTY, KANSAS. THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1922.

$1.50 per year VOLUME XLIII. WELL BORING STOPS AT 480 At 480 feet Jack Dryden quit drilling on the deep well, having demonstrated there is no deeper vein. Casing has been put down the whole depth and the water that flows in from the 340 foot vein will be used in fitting the swimming pool. This flow is sufficient to rise to the top of the ground and is inexhaustible As the flow is not strong enough to fill the pool repeatedly when it is emptied daily, a pump is being installed, which will be run by an electric motor. Excavating for the pool has already commenced.

The pool will be 40x100 with a depth sufficient to hold 9 feet of water. The bottom and sides will be of cement and will drain from the bottom into the sewer. Mr. Dryden wants to coat it with white or blue, SO the bottom will be visible, but may not be able to procure the material now. Temporary buildings will be constructed for this season, but next year he will build a permanent structure for office and dressing rooms, with all the accessories to make the place inviting.

He expects to have everything ready for the bathers by May 1st. Mr. Dryden has had much experience in deep well boring. He explains the failure to get a strong flow by the fact that he has hit a peak or hill formation of the water bearing strata. Had he struck a valley the water would now be spouting out with force.

It is all a matter of guess work and he didn't hit it just right for a gusher. The surface conformation is no guide at all. However he has a good well as it is, and with a little help from above' will be ample for all his needs. THEY WERE SURE SURPRISED Mr. and Mrs.

S. J. Osborn were pleasantly surprised Tuesday evening by the members of 1 the Odd Fellows and Rebekah lodges who suddenly appeared at their home with baskets chuck full of good things to eat. The evening was well filled with laughter and fun and when games, the clock registered a late hour the basket dinner was spread out and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Mr.

and Mrs. Osborn were presented with a beautiful gift from the two lodges. They say they are certainly not going to forget their Stockton friends after such an evening of real pleasure and enjoyment. Those present besides Mr. and Mrs.

Osborn Messrs. and Mesdames W. H. were: Morrison, Ralph Griffin, Charles Brown, Riley Brown, Jay Lundy, A. W.

Viers, F. A. Maloney, W. H. Kielholtz, W.

W. Allen, Mrs. J. C. Edwards, Mrs.


D. Reed Co. of Kansas City was awarded by the county commissioners on Friday of last week the contract for plumbing, heating, ventilating and temperature control of the new court house building, for $15,155, subject to This depends on which one of two boilers differing in price' will be finally decided upon. Ward Bissing, who had the wiring and lighting contract, appeared before the board and asked to be released therefrom, for reasons not given to us. It will be awarded to somebody else.

MOLER-PLOURD A very quiet wedding occurred at the Mr. and Mrs. David Cutler home 6 miles Northeast of Stockton, last Sunday March 19th. at 1:00 p. m.

when their neice Elsie E. Plourd became the bride of Samuel L. Moler, F. M. McDonald solemnizing the sacred rites.

The young people will make their home with Mr. and Mrs. Cutler and help them care for their large farm. Their many friends unite in wishing for them the best of everything in their new relationship. The school bonds were signed and paid for Monday, the money being placed on deposit.

Freeman Alexander, representing the purchasing bank was here and took the bonds with him. Everything is ready to start the building after the contract is let on the 28th. Mr. Riseley informed us that the specifications were the most complete and specific of any he had ever seen. A FIVE-YEAR FAST FOR FOREIGNERS Lillian Russell the actress, commisioned to investigate immigration aspects at the source, makes the right kind of a report.

She says: "I have a detailed report that will amaze Secretary Davis. Our representatives at Washington have no real conception of the immigration situation that actually exists. America is 'over Stories of suffering and famine in Europe and of oppression all have the dollar sign back of them. It is my own personal belief that there are organizations financed for the sole purpose of making money out of what they call humanity. Many well meaning people are hoodwinked by these parasites who are trying to bring to this country men and women who do not understand our language.

"It seems a crime that American boys have to wait until they are 21 before they have a vote, when such aliens as I saw abroad can, within a period of five privileges our for. Our slogan for Americans." that Uncle Sam holiday on none to come in Perhaps in that digested and of the stuff we we will know now what we want years, have the forefathers fought should be America She recommends declare a five-year immigration, allowing during that period. time we will have assimilated some of have. At any rate better than we do to do. METHODIST CHURCH METHODIST After the fine rain and warm weather every one should worship and "praise God for his goodness and wonderful works for the children of men." We invite you to worship with us next Sunday.

Sunday's services will close the conference year. The Pastor goes to conference next week at Goodland. Sunday School at 10 o'clock. There will be a ial program. Morning service at 11.

Subject "What does Life mean." The choir will give us special music. Epworth League at 6:30. These services are interesting and we would be glad if all the young people would come. The evening services at 7:30 are growing in interest. We received last Sunday evening several expressions of appreciation.

The good music by the orchestra and chorus, illuminated cross, and the earnest appeal by the pastor all unite to make this service worth your while to attend. Encourage us with your presence next Sunday evening. Preaching service at Mt. Lebanon next Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Sunday School at 2 p.m.

We invite all the people in the neighborhood to come next Sunday afternoon. The young women of the church met at the home of Mrs. Ralph Burlin Tuesday afternoon and organized a Friendship Club that has for its object the looking after the sick and strangers. Mrs. Geo.

Hamilton was elected President, Mrs. Ellen Burlin, vice president; Mrs. Florence Burlin, secretary; Mrs. A. R.

Wright treasurer. This is a move in the right direction. CHRISTIAN CHURCH NOTES The practice of continuity in the things that are worth while is the discipline of the noblest virtues. To run well, we must run to the end. It is not the conquering that gives a hero his title to renown.

We urge that you practice continuity in your Bible School and church attendance. Jesus said, "If continue in my word then are ye ye my disciples indeed." We cannot continue in His word without continuity in His work. To those who have not included the services of the Church in your program of life, we plead with you to do SO now for this is the all important part in our pilgrimage here that thru this plan we may prepare for the rest at the end of. the journey. We have a place for you in the Bible School and Church service, Bible School at 10:00 A.

M. at which time there will be two special numbers given in connection with the school program. Morning worship at 11:00 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs.

Wade Hampton will sing a special selection. Sermon Theme "Voice Culture." Christian Endeavor at 6:30. Special music. Praise and preaching at 7:30. Sermon Theme "The Greatest Sin." Special music.

Bert Damon went to Osborne Monday night to attend a protractted meeting for a few days. Clean Up Week April 3 to 8 What it will do--Improve Appearance Decrease Fire Hazards Add to Public Safety This is a call for volunteers. Let every 100 per cent American get on the job MRS. GEORGE STEWART 1843-1922 On Friday morning, March 17, there passed away after a long period of sickness and suffering, a noble lady whose life had been a blessing and an inspiration to those about her. For more than 45 years her home had been here with her life companion, enduring the privations of pioneer life and rearing with a mother's devotion her children for whom no sacrific was too great.

Through all trials she maintained a sweetness and cheerfulness that endured her to all with whom she came in contact. She was a woman of intelligence, a strong character and capable of expressing her views. The funeral was held at the Congregational church Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. T. S.

Hunter, who since taking his pastorate had frequently visited her, and spoke with much feeling of her beautiful christian life and personality. The church was filled with sorrowing relatives and friends. Around the bier was banked a great profusion of flowers and wreaths, tokens of the high esteem felt for her. Mrs. Margaret B.

Stewart was born at Jackson, Ohio, April 18, 1843 and was married to George Stewart October 23 1866. To this union were born five sons and one daughter--Edward George A. and William A. (twins) Jesse John O. and Margaret Eleanor Slason.

She came with her husband to Rooks county in 1877 and for many years has resided in Stockton. She was one of the earliest members of the Stockton Congregational Church and a constant attendant over a long period of years. She belonged to the Woman's Relief Corps and was always a ready helper in its social activities. She died at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 17 days. The speaker told the story of her childhood romantic attachment which continued throughout life.

Both attended the same school; he carried her books, gave her the biggest apples and the choicest flowers he could find; took her to all the gatherings of children, and was ever her devoted cavalier. When the war came their troths were plighted and they parted while he fought gallantly for his country during the long years that followed. Both remained true, and when peace came he made her his bride, never to part again until death separated them. It was a touching story of a love that will last throughout the ages. The address was full of comfort for those who mourned and inspiration for all who heard it.

A choir of young ladies sang the songs the deceased loved in life, and the casket was borne by members of the men's Sunday school class. SCHUMANN-HEINK AT THE HAYS MUSIC FESTIVAL Hays, Mar. 18-Perhaps no artist in America is better known and more loved than Madam SchumannHeink, She is a great artist with a great heart. Giving up 1 all her professional engagements for several months, Schumann-Heink, "The Greatest Mother in America," as she was called by "her boys" -the American 'soldiers-devoted her time and talent to singing at the various cantonments, to speaking and singing for the Red Cross, the Liberty Loan and other patriotic drives. There is but one Schumann-Heink and the glory of her art can never be put into words.

The world knows her and marvels at her; thousands upon thousands worship her; all hearts are gladdened by her presence and warmed by the infinite love that radiates from her generous spirit. Few artists, native or foreign, have ever grown into closer touch with American audiences and American institutions than this remarkable contralto; she has blazed the musical trail through many remote and unexplored quarters of our country, opening the way for other concerts and awakening an interest in the best of art. She has succeeded in arousing a love for cal: songs among the masses, an accomplishment in itself that entitles her to lasting gratitude. Of her work in this country, her associations, her citizenship and the affection she has received, SchaumannHeink is indeed proud. The people of Western and Central Kansas wifl have a rare opportunity of hearing this great artist at Hays, Sunday afternoon, May 7th.

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH NOTES Next Sunday will be a special day all around, missionary day and communion, Special emphasis will be centered in the Sunday Scool. If you are not yet enrolled we will be pleased to have you do so. On next Friday evening we will have a special meeting for the Kermo-sa club at which time we will nave an address on Mormonism by J. W. Noyce.

This will be an interesting feature and we are sure you will not be disappointed if you come. Every man in Stockton should hear this. The Sunday morning topic will be on another of the women of the Bible. This time we will have Adah with us. These topics are being well received and it is well for us to study the character of the women that had a large share in making the history of the Bible.

There will be no service in evening owing to the pastor and the young folks of the C. E. going to Osborne. We will leave the church promptly at 2:30 and we are anxious that those who are going be at Sunday School Sunday morning So that final arrangements can be made for the trip. The pastor will remain with the Osborne church the entire week in holding special services each night for the Osborne church returning Saturday the 25th.

Sunday the 2nd of April we will have the C. E. of Osborne with us and the pastor of the Osborne church Rev. Scott E. Seigle will hold special meeting for us each night of the week beginning March 25th.

Keep these meetings in mind as they will be worth your while to you. SOAP FACTORY FOR STOCKTON For some time a mechanics soap has been made in Stockton from a soap clay and a number of ients and samples given away at the Cooper Wilson suitatorium. It was made from a patented ula owned by Dr. W. T.

Travis, and has proven very successful in removing grease and dirt from the hands, leaving them soft and smooth. It has been decided to make it on a large scale and place it on the market, so a company has been organized, machinery and appliances ordered, and the manufacturing will be done in the Dr. Viers horse sanitorium on First street south. The officers of the company are; Dr. W.

T. Travis, president, Dr. A. W. Viers vice-president, C.

Cooper secretary-treasurer, C. A. Wilson and H. Dunn, plant managers. It is styled The Stockton Soap Co.

and will be incorporated. The plant will be able to make a thousand cans a day. This new industry promises to be very successful and will help to put Stockton on the map. A TRIP ACROSS FLORIDA Interesting letter from Mra. Maris -Drove to Tampa thru jungle.

Melbourne, Florida. FRIENDSHIP CLUB ORGANIZED On Tuesday afternoon of this week about 25 ladies of the Methodist church met at the home of Mrs. Ellen Burlin for the purpose of organizing a social club for the ladies of the church. Following the entertainment was a business meeting, Mrs. Geo.

Hamilton acting chairman. The following officers were elected: President, Mrs. Geo. Hamilton; Vice President, Mrs. Ellen Burlin; Secretary, Mrs.

Florence Burlin; Treasurer, Mrs. A. R. Wright. The object of the Friendship Club is to promote the social welfare of the church.

Various committees were appointed to take care of the different phases of the work. The club meets every three weeks on Thursday. The membership of the club includes the ladies of Professor Hower's Sunday School class those of Mrs. Rogers class and those of the teachers and officers who would be in these two classes were they not otherwise employed. The organization is the result of many thoughts and plans to fill a long felt need and is sure to do much good.

FRAZIER-MOORE Miss Cora M. Frazier of Courtland, Kansas and Mr. Carl E. Moore of Stockton were married by Probate Judge Jones at Phillipsburg on Wednesday, March 15. The mony was witnessed by Mr.

and Mrs. H. K. Weir of Courtland, sister and brother-in-law of the bride, and after the ceremony they drove to the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs.

E. R. Moore in Iowa township, where a bountiful wedding dinner was served. Mr. and Mrs.

Moore began housekeeping at once in an apartment at the Simmons place on South First street. On Thursday evening members of the Stockton band, accompanied by a large crowd of the groom's friends gave the newleyweds a serenade with saxophones and drums, and after having a good time on the outside were invited in and given refreshments. The party presented them with a handsome silver set. The bride is an attractive and accomplished young lady, coming highly recommended from her home. Mr.

Moore is a skilled barber, holds a chair in the Sinclair shop, and his genial personality makes him lar with all his associates, all of whom wish him and his companion many years of contentment and success. Mrs. Ed. Mason and son of Cawker City were in Stockton last week attending her mother's funeral, They returned home Monday evening. March 11, 1922.

Dear Record Readers: My uncle from Ohio was here thru February. We took a number of trips while he was here which I thought the Stockton people would like to hear about. The South Florida Fair at Tampa was the first. It is almost straight across the state to the gulf coast and in another month it will be a hard surfaced road all the way. We cross the St.

Johns river about eight miles west. There is a stretch of undrained prairie for ten 1 miles then we reach Deer Park which is a lumber and turpentine town. Then I think there are twenty miles of cut over pine and cypress swamps without a house. Then we came to the lake region. The improvement in the last five years in this part of the state is something marvelous.

Thousands and thousands of wonderful orange groves have been started in the last ten years. One place we passed several hundred acres of cabbage all watered by overhead pipes. This was near Bartow. We had a very nice time in Tampa. The Fair was great with its miles of displays of tropical fruit and a wonderfully fine display of stock.

We had planned to cross the Gulf on our way home So went to the docks to make inquiry. Found it would cost $125.00 to get us and the car across so decided not to go that way. The finest homes of Tampa are along the bay but last fall's tidal storm did a great deal of damage to that part of the city. We visited a place near Sulphur Springs, a suburb of Tampa called Hamilton Health. It has about thirty suburban homes and all planned by a blind man.

He had a wonderful family. I guess if the inside of a man's head is all right, outside conditions are no handicap. We came back by beautiful Winter Haven. Then a few days later we went to a hummock out west fifteen miles, most of these places are wet but this one was high and dry and not many Florida tourists ever see such place. I cannot do it justice but there was a mile of jungle as thick as when Ponce de Leon hunted for the Fount of Eternal Youth.

There were some mounds where some Indians had had their homes. Palms, live oak, magnolia, hickory, all 100 feet and up and covered with vines, orchid and ferns; then a little opeu glade of an acre covered with blue iris four feet high. Oh, it was something to make you bow your head and say, "I thank thee, God, for these blessings." Later we visited a place nearer home. A neighbor boy took us to wild orange grove. We walked and walked then all at once we came to the beautiful stately trees right in the heart of the jungle covered with great golden balls very sour but the mother of all the Florida fruit.

I think they had been planted some time. They were in some sort of a circle. Some desecrator had cut one of the beautiful things. J. A.

is helping to build a shell road out to our place. The shell comes from a mound over on the Banana River. The Banana River an arm of the ocean the other. side of Merritt Island. The mound on the peninsula next to the ocean.

We are having piles of fun hunting for pieces of pottery and bone instruments. There are lots of them but how did the Indians get there or did they stay there, or what? We have a fine man. We think we are going fast from now on. Have accomplished more in the way of getting things going in the last few months than we did in the two years before. Our man is a native German.

Seems to know how to farm here. Has been here eight years and loves trees. We planted a lot of our wild orange seed. We have always wanted some of our trees to be from the wild trees. My foot is about well.

ANNA MARIS. Some one is going to get knocked back into last week one of these days by bicycle riders in this city. They have appropriated the side walks to such an extent pedestrians End it less dangerous in the middle of the street and back alleys..

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