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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10. 1899.
RICH AJfD RARE DISPLAY OP THE
SEASON'S CHOICEST NOVELTIES.
SOME HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS
TOESEXTS IX FLEXTY ADAPTED TO
EVEItY ACE, SEX AXD PL USE.
Jlcrreut ot ?fetv Thlnca In Jewel ry,
Lncr, Embroidery, Millinery and
Many Other Line Where
They Can Be Found
and the Coat.
Hup on more. wood! The wind Is chill;
But let It ahlule as it will.
We'll keep our Christmas merry still.
Some misanthrope once said about Christ-,
mas that It was an occasion on which per
sons purchased useless articles that they
cauld 111 afford, to present to people who
had no use for them with the sole deslreof.
receiving Fomethlnfr more expensive but
equally useless in return. v
The person who could take such a gloomy'
view of the most, beautiful and generally,
observed festival must. Indeed, have been,
possessed of a liver which was hopelessly I
diseased. Personally he must have been
o morose and melancholy an Individual'
that, by comparison, old Scrooge, im
mortalized by Dickens, would have been a
most Jovial and companionable fellow.
It would be hard to say when, where or
how the custom of giving gifts at Christ
mas originated. According to the Christian
significance of the festival it might be ar
gued that the wise men of the East set the
example when, guided to the lowly stable
In Bethlehem by a. star, they presented the
Infant Jesus with myrrh, 'insence and gold.
Isut long before the birth of Christ many
otner nations celebrated a feast at the
same time of the year as Christmas falls
upon, and Included the making of presents
tts a part of their ceremonies.
Toe generally accepted theory is that the
.winter solstice was selected by a number of
nations, whose Idea of a Divinity was
sound in the sun. which furnished heat and
llgnt, because at that time the day had
UDOUt reached its shortest limit. Perhaps
iney feared that tneir sun god was about
to withdraw from ihem torever the favor
of his countenance and they deemed a.feast
the most proper means of propitiating him.
wth the Persians their feast was dedicat
ed to Mithras, apparently a near relative
to the mythological lrih divinity Mithr.
headers of the old Testament will remem
ber the great annual least of the Cartha
ginians in honor of Baal, or Bel. The
Scandinavians, at this season, paid special
tribute to Odin, or "Voden, miner of the
mighty Thor. The Romans celebrated the
Ieat of Saturnalia, or festival of Saturn,
nd on this annual occasion universal li
cense and merry making was indulged in.
Hlaves were given exceptional liberties and
everyone feasted' and rejoiced. Work and
business weie entirely suspended, houses
were decked with laurel and evergreen, and
present1! were exchanged between relatives
Those oldest of Druldlcal customs the
plucking' of mistletoe and the burning of
the Yule log are still Important features of
modern Christmas observances and among
the Scotch, from time Immemorial the cus
tom of making presents has been carried
to the extreme of the head of the household
carrying with his own hand an extra por
tion of fodder to each individual animal in
his stables or cowhouse.
So much then for the antiquity of the
giving of Christmas presents. The cus
tom is too deeply rooted for all the dys
peptic ravings of all the misanthropes that
were ever born to change or affect. In
England the practice Is so general that
December 21 Is observed as a holiday and
Is known as ''Boxing day." not on account
of any pugilistic exercises, but because
'Chilstmas boxes" are exchanged on 4hat
- Pretty as the custom is it has Its perplex
ities as well as Its pleasures. Of course, in
selecting a gift one is anxious to enhance
Its value by choosing something that will
most please the recipient, as well as some
thing that his or her friends are not likely
to duplicate. Then", there is such a multi
plicity of suitable articles displayed in all
the stores that la discriminating selection
becomes posltlvejy embarrassing. One sees
at a store what, at first thought, appears
to be the very thing, but one fears to pur
chase lest a few moments later they should
find a still more appropriate article. A
visit to all the stores and a personal in
spection of all the stocks Is a physical im
possibility, and It Is for this reason that
The Journal submits suggestions and de
scriptions of the newest and most appro
priate goods offered this season. From
thee a selection can easily be made which
cannot fall to be pleasing to any age, sex
or condition. Wherever possible the cost
! given. In order to settle all doubts upon
the not unimportant question of ways and
PRESENTS IN PRECIOUS METALS
Jinny Derlrea CnnnlnRly 'Wrought
Into Xpiv nnd Xovel Shapes
Modern generations have always fol
lowed out in part, at all events, the pre
cedent et by the wise men of the East in
the presents they made to the infant born
In the manger and have, to a great extent,
made gifts of precious metals.
There is much to be said In favor of this
custom Such gifts depreciate but slichtlv.
if nt all. In Intrinsic value. They can be
used or worn dally and at every season of
the year. They last a long time and in
deed, some articles will be preserved for
Undoubtedly one of the largest, new
est and best stocks of goods, especial
ly those designed for Christmas pres
entation, are to be found at the
Jaccard Jewelry Company's, store. 1032
Slain street. In addition to carrying
an exceptionally large general stock, this
company has thoroughly canvassed the
Just a little oil on the cneinc at the
right time may mean the difference be
tween life and death to the passengers and
crew. What oil is to the friction of the
delicate parts of the engine, Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery is to the deli
cate organs or the
body. It eases
their labor, pre
vents the loss of
power and waste
of energy caused
by friction. Many
a man who was all
run down, whose,
limbs ached when
he walked, whose
back ached when
he laid down, who
breathed with dif
ficulty, and cough
ed constantly, has
cured by the use
of Doctor Pierce's
Discovery. It pur
ifies the blood,
stomach and heals
Accept no sub
ery," nor any med
icine called "just
as good" by the
Mr. Csss. Hunwick. of Lecox. Macomb Co.,
Mich., writes: I hare never felt better in my
life than I do cow. I have taken Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery rigr. along. I can
now walk quite well with a cane, and hope to
throw even that away before lonf , and as I hare
nad to use crutdies for nearly two years. I think
I am doing fine. I do not cough now and I can
sleep like a school boy. You must know that I
tare been treated in two hospitals and by three
doctor betides, and receJTcd no benefit: so I
think year medicine the only medicine for me."
Dr. Pierce's Medical Adviser tn paper
Ojver, is sent free on receipt of ai one
tent stamps to pay expense of mailing
oily. Address Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buf-0o,N.Y.
y t &
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Free trial packages of a most remarkable
remedy are being mailed to all who will
write the State Medical Institution. They
cured so many men "who had battled for
years acainst the mental -ana nhvsleal
.suffering, oflost manhood that the Institute
nas.aeciued to aistnoute rree trial pack
ages to. all . who write. Jt Is a home
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youthful folly,- premature loss of strength
and memory, weak back, varicocele, or
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selves at home.
The remedy has a peculiarly grateful
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the desired location, giving strength and de
velopment Just where It is needed. It cures
all the ills and trouoles that come from
years of misuse of the natural functions
and has been an absolute success in all
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stitute, 316 Elektron building. Ft, Wayne
Ind.. stating that you desire one of their'
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reaching that" great class of men who are
unabli to leave home to be treated and the
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when the proper remedies are employed.
The Institute makes no restrictions. Any
man who writes will be sent a free sample,,
carefully sealed In a plain package so that
Its .recipient need have no fear- of em
barrassment or publicity. Readers are re
quested to. wrl:e without delay.
markets of the East and Europe In search
of. the very latest novelties, the newest
designs and the most exquisite workman
ship. The result is a collectltin of articles
so rich, rare and tempting, that one is
almost Inclined to think that a visit to
their store will satisfy even the most ex
acting demands, and majto a further search
for suitable gifts unnecessary.
Altogether unique is an assortment of
"ragged " Indian jewelry. "This ware Is
entirely hand-made and Is given a Greek
gold flnlsh that puts one In mind of the
beauties of ancient Arztec workmanship as
displayed In vessels of precious metal re
ceived from the soil In which they have
lain burled for years to appear as choice
and costly relics in some museum.
Each article of this description is hand
made and there are absolutely no dup
licates. It Is the newest of all the new
things in jewelry and has only been on
the market a few weeks. Among the ar
ticles made are pins,' broaches, vinaigrettes,
bonbon boxes, lockets, sash pins, scarf
pins, book markers. lockets, etc. The set
tings are with pearls, sapphires, almon
dlnes. opals, etc. The prices range from $10
Equally new and very rich Is an assort
ment of brooches, amulets, belt buckles,
fobs, garter buckles, etc.. In the French se
cession style. Each piece has a medallon
In-exceptional workmanship.. These me
dallons are In a variety of designs, some of
the most striking being poster effects. They
have what is known as the empire gold
finish, resembling old gold but somewhat
greener In color. Prices on these range
from $i to no.
Very beautiful is a line of Swedish enamel
goods. These are displayed In spoons, tea
strainers, watch boxes, bonbon boxes,
spoons, cream ladles, book markers, etc.
The coloring is exceedingly rich and the
contrasts most effective. These may be
bought from J2.25 to HO.
In silverware a most striking line Is
shown In a new style finished In French
gray. "Among the articles are included
shopping tablets, bonbonnleres. lockets
whistles, pocket mirrors, vinaigrettes,
cigar cutters, and they are marked at
prices which will commend them to per
sons of, the most limited means. They may
be purchased as low as $1.73. and the more
elaborate articles are marked at only $3
Leather goods have always been favorite
presents. In these, as In everything else,
Jaccard's have a full and complete line,
which includes all that is novel and new.
In this line are included card cases and
pocketbooks in elephant, monkey and seal
skin, and lizard and morocco leather, some
plain and others mounted in ornate effects.
The prices run all the way from $1.75 to ilu.
A useful present for a society ludy would
consist ofa set.of visiting or address lists.
These, may be ha4 for Jl and up. Shopping
bags in leather shouldalso be favorites.
These are in silk velvet and real seal. The
very latest are In the antique Dutch style
and the quaint shape seen In pictures by
some old masters. Many of these have
heavy silver mountings.
Among the gifts particularly appropriate
for gentlemen may .be mentioned a liquor
case in an oak cabinet. The cut glass' de
canters have sterling silver mountings. A
drawer in the bottom holds a poker set,
and the price is only $30.
For smokers there Is a complete assort
ment of articles, singly and In combina
tion. The newest lighters are fashioned In
the form of swinging lamps, with buck
Something new are the English green glass
spirit jugs, with sterling silver tops fast
ened with a bayonet catch. These cost only
S9.E0. Tantallus sets, so-called because their
contents can be seen but not touched until
unlocked, are made to hold liquors and
cigars: The prices on these range from
$20 to $30.
SANTA CLAUSMUST HAVE THIS.
Very I.nteat TMns I Wonderful Self-
l'layinc; Organ of Marvelous
Ilennty and Tone.
If it be Indeed true that Santa Claus has
discarded the sleigh and reindeer and is
this year to make his rounds in an auto
mobile It is more than probable that his
stock of presents will contain quite a num
ber of the very latest things in organs.
This is beyond all doubt the "Orpheus,"
manufactured by Story & Clark, of Chi
cago, III., and on sale at the local branch
store of that concern, 9H Walnut street. It
is the only successful self-playing organ on
So more beautiful or Generous gift than
an "Orpheus" could well be imagined. In
external appearance It differs but slightly,
if at all, from the ordinary cottage organ.
Indeed, the Instrument can be played by
hand In exactly the same manner as the
It is in the automatic attachment that
the difference, and It Is a marvelous dif
ference, exists. With that in operation it
Is merely necessary to work the pedals
sufficiently to keep up the supply of wind
and the organ plays itself.
But It is not in that the "Orpheus" does
away with the necessity of skill, practice
and trouble In playing that Its great beauty
lies. It is in the music itself that It ex
cels any Instrument previously devised.
Once set in motion, It peals out the most
dllllcult masterpieces of the old masters In
correct time, with absolutely perfect ex
pression and without the chance of a single
false note. It executes the most dllllcult
scales with a precision and lightness that
Is truly marvelous, and strikes true and
perfect chords that are beyond the reach
of human lingers.
By a cunning arrangement it is possible
to impart to the Instrument the deep, mel
foot stops. As the music progresses it is
automatically Indicated what stops to pull
out to produce the proper expression, and
the whole is so simple and easy that a child
can operate It with perfect harmony.
All this has been made possible by the
Invention of Mr. MelvllU Clark, a member
of the firm which manufactures the instru
ment. Like many another Invention its
principles are so simple and easy that after
seeing it In .operation one wonders that
the idea was not evolved long, long ago.
It Is almost impossible for it to net out of
-order and it will practically never wear
Any piece of music can be secured for
this attachment at about the same price
as the regular sheet music. It comes In
the form of a perforated roll. Is Instantly
adjusted and can be used over and over
again as often as desired. Once used it
automatically rerolls Itself ready for use
again. A very high grade of this Instru
ment costs about $700. but they can be pur
chased In much cheaper qualities and. In
fact, differ but slightly In cost from the
old style cottage organ.
In addition to the "Orpheus." Messrs.
Story & Clark manufacture and carry a
full line of organs and pianos. Instru
ments of this make are always ranked as
standard and In finish and every other
respect rank with the best In the world.
Exceptionally fine upright pianos of their
make range In price from $390 to $2,000.
PRESENTS F0RAN ENTIRE CITY.
Stock of Curlstmna Goods Valued
nt a Million Dollars Its ,
"A million dollars worth of Christmas
goods!" Such is the announcement made
by the Emery, Bird. Thayer Dry Goods
Company. It H n startling statement so
stupendous that the mind falls to grasp
Its true Import yet it is literally true.'
There are several things which human
comprehension Is too finite to realize. The
commencement or the flnlsh. the betrinnlne-
I cr the end, of time or space. To these may
well be added the enormous Import con
"A million dollars' worth' or Christmas
Broadly speaking, it means the concen
tration under one roof of the entire stocks
ofa hundred or more ordinarily large 'es
tablishments. It means a greater quantlty
and variety of goods than are purchased
by many fairly large towns in a whole
year. It means that the necessities, the
luxuries, the things requisite for work or
play, for use or ornament, are all on sale
in one store.. It means that every descrip
tion of- Christmas gift that human being
can conceive or humun ingenuity devise
is collected and centralized in one place.-
Such a stock could never be tully set
forth in the limits of an ordinary cata
logue. No one department could be fully
dealt with in a single newspaper article.
Even a brief recapitulation of the most
notable and interesting novelties would
prove too voluminous. There is only one
way in which an adequate idea of the mat
ter can be obtained and that is by personal
The lace and fancy work department of
this mammoth store is a magnet which
never falls to draw nearly every woman
visitor. A brief mention of a part of the
contents of only one showcase may serve
to give some idea of tl;e richness of the
whole. Here Is a specially long collar
ette In real duchess lace, worth $45. Near
by Is' a "French gray fur boa ticketed $19.75,
and beside It hang real duchess and point
lace collars and berthes ranging In price
from $9.75 to $29.75. A rich point applique
berthe is marked $22.00. French Jabots.
of real handmade lace range in price from
S2.8S to $7.50. Real duchess lace scarfs with
fringe are sold at $7.50 and $10. French
crepe scarfs, in delicate shades, can be
purchased for from $2.93 to $4.93.
A line of dainty silk muslin fichus, trim
med with Mechlin and applique lace are
marked from $3.50 to $S.50. and a lace yoke
in silk muslin and mechllri lace only costs
JS.50. Fronts of silk muslin and real duch
ess lace are well worth $10, and ladles'
'guimpe. with lace Insertion and chiffon
range from $3.9S to $7.30.
In another department a striking exhibit
Is a hall chandelier labeled "Hexenrltt"
(Ride of the Watches). It Is of marvelous
ly beautiful workmanship and shows three
bewitching girls astride a broom. A
cluster of incandescent lights are half
concealed In the straw of the broom and
a bulb is placed In the lantern which each
figure carries. The price" is $100.
.Entirely new and very beautiful are pic
tures and portraits enameled on burnished
copper. A right royal line of Capio De
Monte china is shown. The figures on this
ware are raised and are richly colored. A
magnificent stein Is marked $05.
In the Royal Bonn ware a striking de
parture from the old style Is shown by the
brilliant coloring and much more elaborate
A very rich plaque Is entitled "Ruth,"
and is set in a Florentine frame. It is
worth $123. A similar but smaller one of
Louise of Prussia sells for $30.
A novelty Is seen In black tinware, in
which are fashioned water jugs and candle
sticks of quaint design.
Flower stands are again coming into fa
vor as a table decoration. These can be
purchased at from $3 to $9. Very rich are
the Bohemian lncrusted glass vases, in
which the design Is raised, the body of the
vase being eaten down by acid and the de
sign covered with gold. These arc marked
at $13. Madras jardinieres are made In
England, and are highlv decorated beneath
a hard glaze finish. They range in price
from $3 to $10,
Vases of pottery tinted to resemble a
carved wood effect can be bought for from
$3 to $5. Old Scotch work in terra cotta
has the old brown body and yellow facings
and carries appropriate mottoes and verses.
In the toy department the recent martial
spirit which was abroad in the land has
left Its mark In an Increased number of
mock swords and guns and other warlike
paraphernalia. There are more new win
ter games than ever before.
In view of the approach of winter, the
fur department Is an attractive place. Here
can be found everything that would be In
cluded In the stock of anv furrier's store.
In the art department the latest novelties
are In black and white, even the frames
being made of black oak. A series of plat
inum prints Illustrate the "jungle stories"
of Kipling and other familiar subjects.
DELIGHTS HEARTS OF WOMEN.
Choice Needlework for Deft Feminine
Flntccrs, and "the Latest"
If there Is one store more than any other
In which a cultured woman can delight, it
is in that of Mesdames C. and J Kreltz.
1029 Main street Tlfis store? can make the
proud boast that It Is the only store of its
kind In Kansas City.
Of all the gifts which can be given at
Christmas time none could be In better
taste than some, of the beautiful and use
ful articles to be found at this establish
ment. This is particularly true when the
present is In the handiwork of the fair
donor herself. There is then a kinder senti
ment worked Into every stitch and thread
of It that is not attached to any article
merely purchased and which gives it a
value far beyond Its Intrinsic worth.
Many novelties, both in nature and de
sign, are to be found in their display.
Among the most prominent are sofa pil
lows illustrating familiar -rhymes or topics.
Some portray a Cakewalk and others are
gotten up with poster effects. Many are
designed especially for the use of men, for
nearly all men have a "cozy corner" In
which a luxurious pillow will fit with
taste arid comfort. These pillows can be
purchased already made up or the stamped
patterns can be secured together with the
correct shades of silk, etc., with which to
work them. For college men there are the
colors and designs of all colleges.
Other appropriate articles are embroider
ed crevats, handkerchief cases, pincush
ions, magazine covers, address and pro
gramme books, cuff and collar boxes, pic
ture frames and laundry bags. While none
of these articles are peculiarly masculine,
they are all of the greatest use to the av
erage man, and mare particularly to
In the millinery department the Mesdames
Kreltz show a skill and taste that gives to
each one of their creations the desirable
stamp of originality. In this department
fashions are made as well as followed. In
millinery, as In everything else, this store
keeps an even pace with like establish
ments in tne nasi.
The "dip" and "nompadour" hats are
still much worn. Many new styles are
shown In hats for street and reception
wear and draped toques and the latest
effect? In black velvet hats are rapidly
rnmlmr to the front as prime favorites.
There is nothing a woman prizes more
than a new and Becoming nat.
A Grent Farewell for Mr. Granger.
Mr. Willis Granqer. the retiring leading man of
the Woodward stock company, -was given a very sub
stantial demonstration ol nis popularity with the
patrons ot the Auditorium" on the ocraMon of his
last appearance, -which was at last night's perform,
ance. He was given a big reception when he made
his appearance; everything he did was applauded. In
the lart act he was Interrupted and was not allowed
to go on with his part until he had made a speech.
He did not say much, but said enough to convey his
great satisfaction over the evidence of friendship that
he had witnessed. The demonstration was quite
Major North "I understand that you
were raised In Kentucky, sir."
Colonel South "Ah wasn't raised, sun:
ah was descended, suh!"
The Most Refreshing
The one palatable.reliable rem
edy for indigestion, sick head
ache and constipation.
Acting gently on all the excretory
organs, it expels waste matters,
removes gouty and Rheumatic
poisons from the blood and keeps
the stomach and bowels clean and
healthy, jee and Sr.cc, at druggists.
PCkkkaater'a EasUah aMavaad Brand.
OrixUnal ad Oalv CmuIh..
fc alw?t irlltble. ladies uk
DrvrrM ttr CkleLaUrm Zalik Ini.
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AMONG THE RAILROADS
WESTEIIS CLASSIFICATION MKETIXG
Chaoses of Vital Importance to Mis-
sourl Iron Jobbers Frustrated
Tendency to Ailvauce Kates
All Along tbe Line
W. P. Trlckett, commissioner of the Kansas City
transportation bureau, returned yesterday after a
week's absence from the city. Mr. Trlckett attended
the meeting of the Western clasiiftcatton committee
at Milwaukee and made a telling fight for the Mis
souri river Jobbers ho were In danger of losing
a large slice of their trade through contemplated
changes In the classification.
At the time the notice of the meeting was Issued,
the transportation bureau issued a circular to all Us
members giving in detail all the changes contemplat
ed by the committee and Invited comments from In
terested parties. A number of replies were received
but there was a dearth of Interest on the part of
the buslne&s men, who, it appears, do not take suf
ficient Interest In the class I neat Ion, and if they but
knew It, the classification Is ot more vital importance
than a tariff.
The Journal has kept the shipping public fully
advised of the action of the official classification
committee and the changes made In that classifica
tion, and they are of fcuch vital Importance that the
Interstate commerce commission has taken tbe mat
ter up with the iew ot probing the charges ot dis
crimination made by Eastern shippers. The sub
committee ot the Western classification committee
held a meeting on November -MJ In Chlrago and It
was determined to recommend that alt the changes
in the official classification be adopted by the West
ern classification committee and its adoption would
hae proved disartrous to Missouri river jobbers.
It was the first time the Western committee has
ever held a meeting of which the shipping public had
not been advised and it savored very strongly of
snap Judgment, as the adoption of the report of the
sub-commit tee would hae had the effect of con
tracting the territory of the local jobbing Interests.
Inasmuch as the great spread between carload and
less carload business would have made small ship
ments to certain territory almost prohibitive. As
an instance of the changes, coffee would have been
changed from fourth to third class without any
change being made In the carload rating.
The effect of such action would have been to con
tract smalt shipments, in other words, contract the
territory as the country Jobbing points would have
had the same advantage as Kansas City and the
small buyer would have found that he conld buy
nearer heme for practically the came price as In
Kansas City and avoid high freight charges. While
there is nothing definite known as to the changes
made In the classification, it is known that there
Is not the least semblance of a desire to reduce rates
by lowering the classification, on the other hand,
the tendency is unanimous to advance rates wherever
There U no valid objection to advances in class
ification or rates on the part of the shipping public
so long as it is equitable, but where there Is such
a marked difference between the carload and less
carload ratings. It Is Incumbent upon the Missouri
rlttr jobbers to rise In their might and prevent
action that will prove so disastrous to their Interests.
In discussing the advances to be made in the
rates a-id clat-slOcatlon east of Chicago on January
1 by the cancellation of commodity rates and changes
in the classification, the Hallway and Engineering
Review defends and criticises the action of the rail
roads. It says:
"The cancellation of these commodity rates Is
justified and correctly so by the claim of the rail
roads that there exists an absolute necessity for an
advance in rates. This announcement Is made open
ly, and while there Is naturally some objection on
tho part of the shippers of the particular com
modities affected, the shipping public as a whole
recognize the equity of the advance and quietly ac
quiesce therein. It appears, however, that not con
tent with this method of Increasing their revenue.
the railroads have adopted another plan which cannot
be bo easily defended. To make the matter worst,
no general notice has as yet been given of the pro
posed action, the apparent intention .being that the
first disclosure should be the publication of a re
vised edition of the official classification January 1,
which should contain a large number ot changes
In the classification proper whereby the charges
would be materially advanced.
"It Is not the fact that increased revenue Is
sought, but the way in which It is proposed to be
accomplished, that is here criticised. Had the rail
roads come out frankly and advanced their class
rates in a reasonable degree no fault could have
been found with them. The fact that everything re
quired In the operation of railways costs very much
more than a year ago is ample justification for such
a course, but that they should select COO or more
articles on which to advance the classification, leav
ing other articles untouched, and do this without
notice, is by no means so defensible."
California Tourist Travel.
CHICAGO. Pec, 9. (Special., Efforts are now be
ing made to haye a conference" Jut l the interests
concerned In carrying on tourlJU tulness between
New England points and California. The Chicago
eonnectlcns of the Boston Albany road ere asked
yesterday If It would be convenient for then to at
tend such a meeting next week, and. they replied
that it woultl. They are now making their arrange
ments to attend. It Is believed that decisive meas
ures will be adopted at this meeting to bring tTie
troubles over which there has been contention for
months past to an end. Should the Boston & Albany
and its connections he able to bring the Fitchburg
and the Boston & Maine roads to look at things from
the same standpoint aa themselves the trouble will
If not, no one will be greatly surprised should their
failure result in a reopening of the whole differential
question, and a declaration by all the standard line
In the East that differentials of all kinds must be
abolished. In that case the Chicago roads will try to
keep out of the squabble. They have all along re
fused to recognize the principle of differentials. They
hae refused to admit them in Western territory, and
they do not want to allow the mse p.es to be drawn tn
at this late day to help the Trunk Line and Central
Passanger Association roads to conduct tbe fight at
their expense. After all, there should be little trou
ble In f Ullng the New England situation on its
merits. The whole business is not ot sufficient im
portance to warrant the Jeopardizing of all passenger
rates on its account. Western roads are not prepared
to abandon their personally conducted excursions from
New England, but it is safe to assume that they arc
prepared to consider any reasonable demands that
nay be made by the Initial lines for a safeguard of
rates so that demoralization In intermediate territory
Milwaukee' New Ticket.
Officers of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
road have decided to discontinue the use of the en
velope attachment of the Sebastian Interchangeable
mileage ticket and substitute a new form ot trans
portation to be sold In connection with mileage
The tlckefto be used on this system is the Inven
tion of the company's agent at Omaha. It is simple
In form and may be used by patrons without any
preliminary schooling in the technicalities of an au
ditor's office. It consists of four coupons, which are
folded so that with one punch an agent may desig
nate the amount paid.
The first coupon serves as a receipt, upon which
the passenger Is paid a refund; the second is used
for passage and Is taken up by the conductor; the
third goes to the auditor ot the road, and the fourth
stub Is retained by the agent. No duplicating work
While these tickets will displace the envelope, the
Sebastian credential will be retained. Officers of
the St. Paul say their company will, save thousand
of dollars every year by the change, as a royalty
was paid for every Sebastian envelope used.
Thousands of the new tickets are now being sent
out toagents of the St. Paul system throughout the
Northwest and they have been Instructed to ue it
exclusively as soon as their present supply of Se
bastian envelopes is exhausted.
The new ticket is designed particularly for the use
of commercial travelers and other extensive travel
ers. To obtain the usual cash refund the holder of
the transportation must present coupon receipts show
ing he has traveled 2,000 miles.
Colonel Polk Stood Pat.
AUSTIN, TEX., Dec. 9. The item from Galveston
to-day stating that Colonel Polk, of the Santa Fe,
has been cited by the railroad commission to appear
before that body and show why he should not be
held in contempt is confirmed at the commission
office. Tho commission has refused to make public
the fact because of its delicacy, permitting the
news to come from the other party. The citation
sets Tuesday, December 19, as the day upon which
Colonel Polk Is to appear.
One of the commissioner-'. In explanation of the
proceedings, stated tbat Colonel Polk In times past
has written very caustic letters to the commission
and that after the 8 cent emergency oat rate was
put in. Colonel Polk requested that the matter be
reopened and all sides be heard. The commission
refused the request on the grounds that the matter
had been thoroughly looked Into.
This called forth what the commission terms a
most "offensive and vicious" letter.. The commis
sion determined to arraign Mr. PolkJ but gave him
the opportunity of avoiding it by Informing him
through tbe mall that if he desired to do so the
commission would allow him to withdraw his letter,
which had civea such offense.
This Colonel Polk refused to do and replied In
even more caustic terms," aa one oi tne commis
sioners put it this afternoon. Ills hearing is set
for the 19th.
Santa Fe Annual Meeting.
TOPEKA, Dec. 9. (Special.) The annual meeting
of the stockholders of the Santa Fe will be held In
thl city next Thursday.
Four directors will be elected for .terms of four
years each, the consolidation of a cumber of branch
lines with the parent corporation will be formally
ratified, and the selection of a comptroller to succeed
the late J. P. Whitehead will likely be made.
Treasurer Edward Wilder has received word that
Mr. Aldace F. Walker, chairman of the board; Pres
ident E. P. Ripley. General Counsel Victor Mor
awetz and Directors T. P. Fowler, E. N. Glbbs and
H. R. Duval will be In attendance from the East.
The party will arrive in a special car Wednesday
night or Thursday mornfnr.
The four directors whose names expire next Thurs
day are II. It. Duva, T. P. Fowler, Charles S.
Gleed and Victor Morawetz. All will undoubtedly
"May Result In War.
instructions have been given the chairman of the
Western Passenger Association to open correspondence
at once with the Missouri Pacific road, with the view
of having it cancel the notice it baa given ot Its In
tention to discard the rebate plan of selling tlekeca
to North Pacific coast points in meeting the colonist
rates of the Great Northern road. The matter Is one
of vital importance to all tbe roads doing bnstne
through tea Missouri river gateways. Should the re-
Prof. S. A. Weitmar, tSeBriat. Magnetic Healer, of Nevada, Mo., an American Barn,
the First to Discover a Method Whereby the Curing of Disease is
Brought into the Domain of an Eiact Science,
The Absent Treatment, Which Cures at a Distance, a-il Through Which More Than 100,000
Afliicted Have Been Cured, Pronounced the Most Marvelous
Discovery ot the Century.
Disease - Humanity's Arch Enemy Conquered.
Almost every great discovery owes its or
lgln to the master mind of an American
citizen. The curing ot diseases, which lias
attracted the attention of more great minds
than any other profession, has at last been
placed into the domain of an exact science.
All diseases can now be cured without the
aid of drugs or the surgeon's knife through
a method of Magnetic Healing originated
by that-eminent scientist. Prof. S. A. Welt
mer, of Nevada, Mo. Just pause for a mo
ment and grasp the enoimity of this grand
discovery. Think of the thousands of our
noble women who have suffered the tortures
and the agonies of female troubles and who
could get neither relief nor cure from the
medical profession. These great sufferers
can now be cured and brought back into
that health which will permit them to enjoy
life: and then, again, think of the legion of
men who have become weak and debili
tated through early Indiscretions, overwork
and dissipation, and who have taken gal
lons of obnoxious drugs with no cure In
sight; they can now look up with hope in
their eyes, for there is a positive and per
manent cure for them In this efficacious
method of Magnetic Healing known as
Weltmerlsm. The archenemy of mankind
disease has at last found its master, for
AVeltmerism, In a perfectly natural man
ner, goes to the very seat of the trouble,
and it can positively be stated that this
wonderful discovery will cure all diseases,
no matter what the nature or of how long
standing. More than 100,000 men and wom
en who have been cured of every disease
known through Weltmerlsm are positive
evidence that dispels further doubt. Welt
bate plan be forced out of use, these roads will hive
no means of prevention rates to Montana anil Colfi
tado being- scalped almost out of existence. It is a!3c
(eared that California rates may become boueleuly
Involved, and If so, the whole Western rate situation
would be In a worse position than has been experi
enced In the last ten years. It Is earnestly hoped the
allsoourl Pacific will prove amenable to reason, and
t.lll agree to cancel Its notice.
Thinks It a Juke.
B. L. Loniax, general passenger acent of the
Union PaclBo at Omaha, spent Friday and Saturday
ln Kansas City among tbe passenger men. and yes
terday afternoon he talked entertainingly ot passen
ger affairs In general, especially ln the West. lie
stated that the business of the Union Pacific was
very good and the prospect for an Increased Cali
fornia travel after the holidays was exceedingly
bright; In fact, he expects it to be quite heavy,
lie was inclined .to regard the alleged combination
between the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific as a Joke.
In reference to the rumor that the Union Pacinc
would be leased by the Northwestern, he said it
was about as true as the building of a railroad to
Mr. Lomax Is one of the best known passenger
officials In the country and Is rated as one of the
keenest passenger director ln the railroad business
tolay. Ills acquaintance Is not confined to Uncle
Sam's domain, for the name ot Lomax Is known
around the globe. As a man who can adapt himself
to circumstances and make tbe best of a bad situa
tion, be stands without a peer, and his fund ot anec
dotes regarding prominent railroad men of the coun
try is as remarkable as his faculty for making
Illinois Central at Omalin.
OMAHA. NED., Dec 9. Second Vjce President
Haraahan, of tho Illinois Central, came In this
morning in his private car and It was at once switch
ed to the tracks of the Omaha Bridge and Terminal
Company. He then proceeded to Inspect the bridge
and terminal facilities of the company. This, taken
In connection with other things. Is belleveil by local
railroad men to mean that Illinois Central will use
the brldie and terminals of this company Instead
of the Union Pacific, as had been supposed. The
Terminal company erected new freight and passenger
stations In the uptown district. These buildings are
of a character not needed by any present business vt
Oklahoma. Itallrond Company.
OKLAHOMA CITT. O. T., Dec 9. (Special.) The
Oklahoma Railroad Company was organized la this
city last night fur the purpose of building a rail
road from Oklahoma City northwest to Kingfisher
and feouthcst to Coalgate, I. T. The company Is
capitalized at x;toco,&0v and the stock will be sub
scribed by the business men of Oklahoma. A char
ter has already been applied for and surveyors will
be In the field before January 1.
Following are the directors In the new company:
it. L. Turner. C. B. Ames. J. L. Wilkin. Clifton
George. Lee Van Winkle. J. H. Everest. S. T. Alton.
S. C Heyman, A. IL Clasten, M. a Miller and J.
IMttKliura; Jt Gnlf Jleat Cat.
The fight for Texarkana and Shreveport shipments
of packing house products promises to be interest
ing for ten days, and It Is stated that the move
ment Trill be quite heavy as It might be a long
time before the packers have another opportunity
to save JH.S0 per car.
The Pittsburg & Gulf announced yesterday that
from December 9 to 19 It would protect the rate of
S3 cents to Texarkana and 35 cents to Shreveport on
packing house shipments, carloads, minimum 21.000
C. "W. Xtxon Promoted.
TOPEKA. Dec 9. (Special.) C. TV. Nixon, now
superintendent of the Chicago division ot the Santa
Fe proper, will succeed C. F. Ressegue as general
superintendent of tbe Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe.
Mr. Nixon has been with the Santa Fe for the last
fifteen years. Prior to becoming superintendent ot
the Chicago division he was general agent of the
road at Chicago.
Swltcli Sliantr Secrets.
Effective to-day, the Ell"' on the Burlington wilt
leave at : p. m.
Tbe Western trunk line committee will hold a
special meeting on Monday In Chlrago.
G. B. Simpson, assistant general freight agent of
the Altcn, will go tn Chlrago to-nlght-
W. B. Barr ha been appointed, general freight
agent ot the Chicago Terminal Transfer railroad at
PROF. S. A. WELTMER.
merlsm does not only cure those cases that
go to Nevada for treatment, but through
the Method known as the Absent Treat
ment it cures at a distance just as readily.
The American School of Magnetic Heal
ing has received thousands upon thou
sands of letters from men and women who
have been cured by this New Science, and
who thought it was their duty to testify
the fact of their cure for the benefit ot
human beings that are suffering. We are
permitted to publish a few of these testi
monials: T. T. Rodes, of Paris, Mo., the Prose
cuting Attorney for Monroe County, suf
fered for years from Sciatic Rheumatism,
Tried everything without benetit. Was in
stantly cured through Prof. Weltmer's Ab
sent Treatment. Mr. Rodes has recently
won fame as the attorney in the celebrated
Jester case. Mrs. C. R. Graham, of Boise
City, la., was afflicted for nine years with
rheumatism: she could not walk without
crutches of lift her hands to her head; she
paid out 53,000 with doctors before coming
to Nevada. She now proclaims herself
cured and a happy woman, through Welt
merlsm. Mrs. D. H. Allen, of Aurora
Springs, Mo., was In a hopeless condition,
as she suffered from consumption in its
worst form. She could not sleep without
the aid of morphine. Tried everything
without relief. Fully restored by Prof.
Weltmer's Absent Treatment. D. E. Al
ford. of Rubens, Jewell Co., Kas., suffered
for three years with Kidney and Stomach
troubles; tried the best medical authori
ties, but was told that his case was hope
less. Took Phof. Weltmer's Absent Treat
ment, and in three days was cured.
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Chicago. Mr. Rarr Is well tnowa la the Western
country throuch his connection with the Street
Stable car line.
It Is said that the annual report ot the Union Pa
cific ulll be forthcoming tn a few daja and will
show over l'z per cent earned on the common stock.
"Bob Orifnth, chief clerk to General Superin
tendent Bnnkerhoff, of the Vnlon Pacific, Is wearing
a larse sized smile. It Is a "him" and weighed
Following the arrlral In New York of President
Burt, of the Union Pacific company, a conference
was held on the part of Union Pacific and Oregon
Navigation officials. It was rumored that a read
justment of Oregon Navigation affairs is contem
plated, but nothing definite on the subject can be
learned. At the offices ct the company tt was said
that purely routine affairs were discussed at the
From expressions Indulged in by a large number
of the Western roads engaged la transcontinental
business regarding the call Issued by- the Santa Ke
and the Southern Pacific for a conference on the
California rate situation, it does not appear that
enougn roaus win oa represeuiea at me meeting on
the 19th to enable anything tangible ta be accom
plished. It cannot be denied that the competitors
of the two roads named da not like the Idea ot be
ing dictated to br them as to how their California
business shall be conducted. They say that while
these are the oniy v auiorma roads, both hsre !-rs
Interests outside that state, and if elthfr should
attempt unreasonable dictation In the natter ot
California business the result would probably be
that they mould Bad themselves attacked at vul
nerable points J in a way that would make them re
gret their attempt to treat their connectloas Is any
Mrs. Jennie L. Lynch, Lakeviewr Mo.,ira3
for two years afflicted with ulceration "ct
the womb, heart and stomach troubles and
general debility; was reduced to' a rnero
skeleton. After taking gallons of obnoxious
medicines, without relief, she tried tho
Veltmer Absent Treatment. In less than
thirty days she was entirely relieved and
gained fifteen pounds.
Weltmerlsra Is undoubtedly the greatest
discovery of the age. and the Absent Treat
ment of this wonderful science is Indeed a
revelation, for through It Prof. "Weltmer
can reach all classes ot people, no matter
at what distance they live. By writing
Prof. S. A. Weltmer, Nevada. Mo., you will
receive, free of charge. The Magnetic Jour
nal, a 40-page illustrated Magazine, and a
long list of the most remarkable cures ever
THE WELTMER METHOD TAUGHT TO OTHER
This Noble Profession Has Already Brought
Fame and Fortune to Many of Its
Prof. S. A. Weltmer, the originator ot
teach the art to
others how to
without the aid
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Any one who
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one who learns
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He has abun
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