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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 24, 1900.
RAILRQ AD NEWS.
One Broken Car Delayed Fife
Santa Fe Trains.
Fast Hail Held Over Fire Ilours
Behind It.
ACAIl WHEEL BROKE.
Car of Wheat Dropped and
Blocked Track.
Flyer, Two Nurjiber Eights and
Plug Held This Side.
Fast freight No. 36 met -with a mishap
at Lake View about 2:30 o'clock Sunday
morning, blocking the track about six
hours, holding the fast mail 5Vi hours
Into Topeka, and four other passenger
trains on this side of the scene of the
wreck. A goodly fine accrued to the
company on the delay to the fast mail,
making the break down of a single-car
quite a costlv wret-k after all.
While soing east at a smart clip one
of the wheels broke under a car of w heat
and the car dropped to the tracks. Th
raln slid along with the car of wheat on
Its broken truck for 500 feet before It
could be stopped. The wreck crew from
Topeka went down, and cleared the
track.
Desides the delay to the fast mail,
which was held at Lawrence, the east
bound California limited was held up at
I-ecompton several hours. Fist 8 and
seond 8 were laid out at Spencer and
the Kansas City plug was not started
from Topeka till an hour or more behind
schedule time. The fast mail arrived in
Topeka at 9:30 and morning papers were
delivered about the time people had
jriven up worrying over their non-arrival
CHARGE CHILDREN BT WEIGHT
Railway Age Has Brilliant Plan to
Correct Half-Fare Abuses.
In reply to the facetious susrestion of
a general passengir agent who appreci
ates the difficulties of ticket agents and
conductors in attempting to pass on the
aire of children in order to decliie whether
they are under 5 and may ride free, or
between 5 and 10 and may enjoy half fare
privileges, that in place of years the test
should be inches, the Railway Age sug
gests that weight be substituted for
height in the determination of what the
tariff should be. "Why should not pas
sengers be shipped by the pound." says
the Age. "as well as other freight? "Why
carry free a lusty l'aj-pound infant who
claims to be under 5. and ciiarge half fare
for a 50-pound child who may own to 5
years and 1 day? True, the weight test,
if just, should be applied to all paen
pers, old and young, without regard to
4ge: and why not? "What is the justice
in charging two fares for carrying a
young couple, weighing in the aggregate,
;iy, 2T pounds, and occupying consider
ably less than one seat with apparent
comfort, while collecting ony a single
fare from a 350-pounder, who not only
fills a double seat with his breadth, but
probably overflows with his legs and bun
dles into the opposite seat? Manifestly,
there is no justice in it. Why not as well
apply the unit rule to, the transportation
of other animals and charge no more for
carrying a horse than a hen? It is the
weight hauled that determines the cost
of transportation to the railwavs, not the
Be-e or even the height of the transport
ed. There are laws on the statute books
nsrainpt incrimination by common car
riers between persons. It is not gross dis
crimination to charge twice as much foi
carrying one person as for carrving an
other, perhaps weighing half as much,
simply on account of a difference in vears.
for which neither is responsible? Should
we not. therefore, have legislation forth
with making avoirdupois rather than aire
the basis of passenger transportation
charges?"
DRAWING ROOMS ON" LIMITED
Two Fares For a Single Individual's
Exclusive Use.
Tourist travel to California has grown
to such an extent as to justifv the Santa
Ke company in running its California
limited daily from Chicago to Los Angeles
and San Francisco, commencing Decem
ber 27. Also, on account of the demand
for accommodations on thfs train, the
management has decided that if one per
son wishes to occupy a drawing room ex
clusively he must pay double first class
fare, as well as the regular Pullman
charges for the drawing room. This rule
requiring at least two fares to be paid
for every drawing occupied is unique in
railroad service. The Pullman has always
charged one price for drawing rooms,
whether occupied by one or more persons,
but no railroad company has ever insist
ed that it must derive at least the reve
nue from two first class ticket for ovpn.
drawing room occupied.
"We are forced to make this innovation
in order to protect ourselves as well as
provide for as many of our patrons as
possible." said an official of the passen
ger department of the Santa Fe. "The ex
pense of running such a train as our "lim
ited from Chicago to the Pacific coast is
yery heavy, and the margin of profit is
not enormous if everv passenger possible
Is carried. The Pullman company charges
iihnut as much for a drawing room as for
three berths, and the price is paid with
out complaint by the persons who have
FIFTY TONS OF CANDY
Have Been Sent to Our Soldiers In
the Philippine Islands by
the Government.
Fifty tons of candy have been, sent to
the soldiers in the Philippine Islands by
the commissary department of the army
during the last three months and large
amounts to the soldiers in Cuba, and
Pvrto Rico.
This is done upon advice of the medi
cal officers of the army, because it is a
physiological fact that a moderate con
sumption of confectionery promotes
health and satisfies a natural craving of
the stomach.
Candy was never furnished to the
T'nited States army before although it
has been commonlv used as a ration by
the French and British troops in the
tropics.
This explodes another old fashioned
theory that sweets were injurious to the
digestive organs, while a moderate us
of sweets is actually beneficial
Very few things are injurious and the
food cranks who advocate the use of a
few grajns and vegetables and decry the
use of sweets and meats are in error as
a wholesome variety of meat and vege
table, food is absolutely neeesarv for
the maintenance of the highest condition
of health.
The best rule to follow is to eat what
the appetite craves and if there is anv
discomfort or trouble in digesting meat
and sweets, the difficulty can be readi'v
overcome by the regular use after meals
of some safe digestive composed of pep
etn and diastase which will assist the
stomach by increasing the flow of gas
tric juice and furnish the natural pep
tone lacking in weak stomachs.
The best preparation of this kind is
probably Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets
which may be found at all drug stores.
Years of use have demonstrated the
value and effectiveness of Stuart's Dys
pepsia Tablets in all cases of impaired
liesUon.
such accommodations. "We have decided
to charge railway fare on a basis of only
two occupants of each drawing room."
. HEADED FOR COAST ALSO.
General Superintendent Nickerson on
Mexican Central's Project.
The Mexican Central is going to extend
its Guadalajara line to the Pacific coast.
Two hundred and fifty miles of new line
ar to be built next year, which will take
it into Manzanillo. This harbor is much
farther south than is Port Stillwell, the
point to which the protected Kansas City,
Mexico & Orient is building.
General Superintendent H. R. Nicker
son spoke of the prosperity that is being
enjoyed by the Mexican Central and of
the new lines it is building in an inter
view with a State Journal reporter. Mr.
Ntckerson and family are spending the
holidays in Topeka. In the course of the
interview he said:
"The Mexican Central Is prosperous and
doing lots of business. We are having
copious rains down in that country just
at the present time, which is unusual.
They are not giving us floods or trouble
of any kind, but are very beneficial. They
will do a great deal of good for the gen
eral productiveness of the country,
"We are building a great deal of new
road. Two hundred miles were built dur
ing the past year. This was on branch
lines. We are preparing to build 250 miles
of new road next summer. This is headed
for the Pacific coast. It will come out at
Manzanillo, which is several hundred
miles south along the coast from Topo
lobampo, where the Orient road is to have
its terminus.
"The Orient will cross our line some
where in the state of Chihuahua, I pre
sume, in the neighborhood of the citv of
Chihuahua. It is a line that will cross
us at a large angle. It does not run par
allel." '
Mr. Nickerson left In his private car
last evening for Chicago to attend to some
business matters, but will return to this
city in a day or so.
Kansas City, Kansas, Viaduct
General Attorney N. H. Loomis of the
Tnton Pacific Railroad company and At
torney W. F. Evans of the law depart
ment of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pa
cific Railroad company, held a conference
In Kansas City, Kan., with aspecial com
mittee of the city council to arrange for
the erection of a viaduct across the track3
of the two companies at Tenth street in
that city. The railroad companies are
willing to build the viaduct, assuming all
the expense of the feme, and the meet
ing was for the purpose of exchanging
ideas as to what kind of a structure should
be built. The plans vm be drawn up
jointly by the two en.J eers. The pro
posed viaduct will cost fullv $100,000 and
is to be erected as quickly as possible.
Car Order Increased.
The Rock Island's new car order for the
building of l.uoo freight cars has been in
creased to 1.400. There are to-be built 900
box cars, including the 250 specially con
structed cars for the transportation of
cotton, and 600 stock cars.
AT DODGE CITY.
That was the Kid of Denver the boys
were up against last week.
Wm. Gardner was in the city a few
days this week, but will return to the
country for New Year's and then will
return to work.
N. Hcbble is working again after sev
eral weeks lay off.
Kd Eowen has reported for work.
Geo. Carrier is at work again.
Yard Master Eugene Walker is pre
paring for cold weather. Did you
notice? ,
SHOT ONE PRISONER.
Belated Story About Mutiny at
9 Hutchinson lieforniatory.
Tt has leaked out at the State house
that during a general effort to escape,
made by the Inmates of the Hutchinson
reformatory last month, one of the pris
oners was shot and dangerously Injured
by , one of the guards.
A large number of the prisoners were
escaping through the reformatory bakery,
having completed plans for a general de
livery of the inmates.
Several weeks have been spent in pur
suit of the prisoners, and the one who was
shot was so refractory In his refusals to
surrender that a charge of shot was used.
Surrender was immediate and the unfor
tunate prisoner has since been in charge
of the prison physician. He is said to be
in a precarious condition. The adminis
tration has been making an effort to sup
press the news of this incident. Where
was W. Y. Morgan with his Hutchinson
News?
CASE OF RES JUDICATA.
Federal Jury Devoted Itself to Things
of the Past.
During the monotonous deliberation
over verdicts in the federal court last
week, the juries have been discussing
and disposing of various subjects, not
minutely identified with the work in
hand.
One day was spent in discussing the
Collins case. A vote was later taken,
ten of-the jurymen voting that John
Collins is Innocent: the other two vot
ing that he is guilty of the crime for
which he has been convicted and sent
to the penitentiary.
The jury declared Gen. McClellan the
greatest general of the civil war by a
vote of II to 1. This is not a joke, either.
If the jury showed as much Judgment in
the cases before them their verdicts
must have been models.
SNEAK THIEVES WORK.
Residence of "W. Littlefield Robbed of
Eight Dollars.
Some one entered the back door of the
residence of W. Littlefield, 1018 Topeka
avenue Saturday morning and stole a
pocketbook containing $8.
Mrs. Littlefield heard some one shut
the back door and when she went to in
vestigate could see no one. It was soon
learned that the pocketbook had been
taken and then the police were notified.
They learned that a colored man was
seen to run from the alley back to the
house, but were unable to obtain a
description of him.
JIELD CP FOR A NICKEL.
Iowa Highwaymen Poorly Paid For a
, Night's Work.
Sioux City. Ia., Dec. 24. Den Forbes, a
farmer living between Dakota City and
South Sioux City, Neb., reported today
that highwaymen sprung from the road
side as he was returning home Saturday
night, and at the point of a revolver de
manded his money.
It was known that he had sold a load
of wheat at Sioux City during the day.
and the proceeds were evidently the booty
sought. Forbes had only a nickel in his
pockets, having given his mother the roil
of money. She followed in a buggy, and
while the highwaymen threatened and
searched her son, she was not molested.
Chased by a Pack of Wolves.
Menominee, Mich.. Dec. 24. A. J. McAl
lister, a foreman for Mann Erothers of
Milwaukee, was chased by a pack of
wolves near Metropolitan, Mich., yester
day. He climbed a tree and was kept
there in the" freezing cold for six hours
until rescued last night by men from the
camp who were scouring the woods for
him. j
"Little Colds" neglected thousands of
lives sacrificed every year. Dr. Wood's
Norway Pine Syrup cures little colds
cures big colds, too, down to the very
verge of consumption.
- MASONIC EXERCISES.
Services Will Be Held by Knights
Templar Christmas Morning.
In accordance with their annual cus
tom, Topeka commandery No. 5,
Knights Templar, will hold Christmas
services in Masonic hall Christmas
morning at H o'clock. The exercises
are open to the public. The following
programme has been arranged:
Anthem Amphion Quartette.
Mrs. A. R. Lingafelt, soprano.
Mrs. L. S. Ferry, alto. .
Mr. H. L. Shirer, tenor
Mr. F. S. Crane, bass.
Mr. E. C. Lewis, organist.
Responsive reading XXIII, LXXII
Psalms. (All standing.)
Address Ex-Prelate.
Hear the Prophecy! Isaiah xi. 1 to 7
(all seated) Ex-Prelate.
Solo Selected.
Scriptural reading Luke ii, 8 to 14.
..Ex-Prelate.
Anthem Amphion Quartette.
Apostles' creed. Prayer.
Anthem Amphion Quartette.
Toast Sentiment of the day: "A merry
Christmas; and may the coming cen
tury fulfill the golden promise of
peace on earth and good will toward
men." Em. Sir Wm. Green; Em. Com.
The grand master sends the following
response: "Templars I wish you a.
happy and prosperous New Year. When
all keep the new commandment of the
Redeemer, the golden promise will be
fulfilled. You are obligated to labor un
remittingly to bring to pass that per
fection of man's moral and .intellectual
development. In -the gospel by St. John,
xiiith chap., 34th verse, you will find
the new commandment." Sir Knight
A. O. Wellman, Gen.
Christmas address
Rev. Sir John O. Maver.
National anthem "America,"
REPLY TO HARRISON.
Sen. Beveridge Defends Policy
of the Administration.
New York, Dec. 24. Senator Albert J.
Beveridge, of Indiana, delivered a
speech Saturday at the annual dinner
of the New England society, held in the
Waldorf-Astoria, -which transcends any
previous utterance by a public man in
the United States, favoring the reten
tion of the territory wrested from Spain.
The address was in every way remark
able; first, because of Senator Bever
idge's prominence in the fight in the
senate against the Porto Rican tariff
bill; secondly, because those present
recognized It as a reply to General Har
rison's speech of a few days ago at Ann
A'-bbr, and finally for the passionate
enthusiasm with which the Indiana sen
ator advanced his ideas upon "The Puri
tan spirit and the new epoch in our na
tional life," that being the toast to
which he responded. Senator Beveridge
said in part:
"The Puritan spirit is constructive.
The new epoch in our national life will
be constructive. The Puritan spirit
never criticized except to propose some
thing better. It felled forests only to
erect buildings. The word of immor
tality in Puritanism is the master word
'create.' Build, build this is the method
of Puritanism as applied to the Ameri
can people in this new epoch of our
national life.
"It is unavailing to argue that the
recent change wrought on the map of
the world ought never to have been
made. The change has occurred.
"The Philippines are ours. Hawaii is
ours. The Pacific is the American
ocean. The canal will be ours. Look at
your map and you will see that the gull
is in practical effect, an American lake
- a tvio, Antilles and
our nag nuaia uvci -, - --
has not yet been lowered even to the
half mast; and when the stars and
stripes is hauled down in Cuba let it
hang awhile at nan dum, u
for the people of Cuba, abandoned, and
7. v. TTit states deserted.
inp null ui luc u""'-'. . ' .
"These are epochal facts. The future
of the world is in our
not eninusiauui, it e-
tmiotive and righteous Puritan
spirit must dominate this intense situ
ation. We ought not to be merely imi
tative any more than we ought to be
corrupt. New circumstances require
new laws. It is not against these new
laws that they are different in method
, . , rnrn thp old laws.
ana even in , : " . Ko j
New laws and new methods are not taa
inat Vtraue they are new.
3 -Letis be specific. The Philippine
people are to be governed. We can gov
ern them best by considering them as
they are We cannot ueal with them as
we would with New Englanders.
"We must not ignore differences of lo
cation, condition, climate, race. Wi
must have the adaptability of common
sense. The Puritan was the greatest
maker of precedents the world has ever
seen And to make a precedent when
needed is as noble as to follow a prece
dent when proper. Constructive is the
office of our epoch, and therefore we in
voke the creative spirit of the Puritan.
Our constitution does not prohibit
this. It savs: 'Congress shall have pow
er to dispose of and make all needful
rules and regulations respecting terri
tory and other property belonging to the
United States.' Even IT this present de
velopment was not dreamed of when th-i
constitution was framed, that ordinance
of national life still authorizes it
"For the constitution grows as the
people grow. Otherwise the people would
have to stop growing, or the constitution
would L-ave to be destroyed. Neither is
necessary.
"The constitution is not a contract of
purchase and sale, or a deed, or a lif'
insurance policy. Is is an ordinance of
national life. Let us thank God for a
Hamilton and a Marshall. The constitu
tion was made for the American people,
not the American people for the consti
tution. The constitution does not give
immortality to the nation; the nation
gives immortality to the constitution.
"The saying that "the constitution fol
lows the flag' is only partly true. The
whole truth is this: Our institutions fol
low the flag, the simplest first, later the
more complex and finally, when the way
is prepared, our noblest institution, the
American constitution free schools,
equal laws, impartial justice,soclal order
and at last the constitution. First the
blade, then the spear, the full corn in
the ear. -
"The American Constitution follows
the flag, to put it in another way, when
the American people deem it best .and.
the American people may be trusted."
Senator Beveridgewas frequently in
terrupted by applause, and seemed to
have the sympathy of his audience. His
speech completely overshadowed those
of President Hadley of Yale, who re
sponded to the toast "Forefathers' Day,"
Professor Woodrow Wilson on"The Pur
itan Example in Letters and Affairs,"
and St. Clair McKelway, who spoke to
the toast, "New England Spirit in Press
and Pulpit."
Assassin McDonald Is Better.
Washington, Dec. 24. Samuel McDon
ald, the treasury clerk who shot and in
stantly killed Frank Morris, auditor for
the war department Saturday and then
attempted suicide was reported to be
better this morning. Last night he had
a sinking spell and it was thought at the
hospital that he could not survive until
morning. ,
STRIKES WON'T DO.
English Labor Leader Says They Are
a Failure.
Chicago, Dec. 24. "You can never
solve the social problem by strikes; that
is my experience after twenty years' ex
perience in the movement," said Peter
Curran, chairman of the general Fed
eration of Trades Unions of Great Brit
ain, In speaking to the workingmen of
Chicago at a meeting held under the
auspices of the Building Trades council.
Mr. Curran came to this country as
the fraternal delegate from the British
trades union congress to the American
Federation of Labor convention and
represents about 2,000,000 organized
workers in the United Kingdom. He is
president and organizer of the Gas
Workers' and General Laborers' union,
with general offices in London. Mr.
Curran said:
"After spending more money in Eng
land during the last twenty-five years
on the Industrial battlefield than would
keep 700 men legislating for ourinterests
in the houses of parliament, we have
come to the conclusion that we must
have something to say about the mak
ing of the laws under which we have
to work, and we must get away from
the orthodox political parties if we hope
to secure what we seek.
"The only possibility of our securing
labor legislation is by sending our own
men to parliament, not as out masters,
but as our servants. You never can
solve the social problem by strikes.never
remedy the social evils of which you
complain by muscular force. You must
do it through legislation. I am not in
favor of any laws which would take
away the right of the worker to strike,
but I am -nut an advocate of strikes.
"There is only one solution and that
is in common ownership, for as long as
we allow the land and the machinery
of the country to be held as private
monopolies by the few, so long will we
have industrial disputes and upheavals."
TWENTY PERSONS INJURED
Disastrous Wreck on the Mexican
National Railroad.
Chicago, Dec. 24. A special to the
Tribune from Montrey, Mex., says:
Particulars of a disastrous wreck of a
north bound passenger train on the
Mexican National railroad in which a
score of persons were injured have just
reached here. The accident happened
near Salraterna, in the state of San Luis
Potosi.
The track spread and the engine jum
ed the track and turned over. The sleep
ing car, which was filled with passen
gers, among them being a number of
Americans followed the first and second
class day coaches
Over twenty persons are reported to
have been injured. Engineer Dupree
and Conductor Wilson were painfully
scalded.
The names of the passengers who were
injured are not known here. Those who
were the most seriously injured were ta
ken to San Luis Potosi, where they had
medical attention.
GARDINER'S REMOVAL
Ex-Mayor Hewitt Discusses
Got. Roosevelt's Action.
New York, Dec 24. "The removal of
District Attorney Gardiner," ex-Mayor
Abram S. Hewitt said, last night, "cannot
but be regarded with satisfaction from
whatever point of view the situation is
looked at. Governor Roosevelt has acted
with extreme wisdom. He does not seem
tr have taken advantage of the oppor
tunity that was presented to him to make
partisan capital out ru il. jl is iu ucr in
ferred, from the fact that he appointed a
Democrat to succeed Mr. Gardiner, that
he was not swayed by partisan motives in
taking the action that he did. I think
that the general feeling at the election
time was that the officers of the law had
behavd very badly. Gardiner, uevery,
the mayor and the sheriff adopted alto
gether a false position at the time of the
election, but while the mayor and the
sheriff subsequently absolved themselves,
the district attorney did not."
Replying to an inquiry as to what ef
fect, in his opinion, the change in the ad
ministration of the district attorney's of
fice would have upon the reform efforts
which had been instituted, Mr. Hewitt
said:
T should think that it was the first ef
fective step toward reanzing such reform
as is possible in a city like New York.
But in this matter of reform, I would
like to say that the people must not ex
pect too much. Much will have been ac
complished when the city is made a decent
place to live in. Vice cannot be got rid
of until virtue Is substitued for it. That
transformation will prove a slow process.
It will take centuries, in fact, to bring
it about. Improve conditions and the pop
ulation and the morality of the communi
ty will Improve. '
"I cannot help saying that the police
and that department of the government
which has to do with criminal matters
have been indifferent to their duty, and
apparently have been encouraging vice.
That has produced a great reaction in the
public mind and has led to the reform
movement."
HANNAS BUY FLOWERS.
Corner the Market to Get Supply For
Daughter's Debut.
Cleveland, O., Dec. 24. That the com
ing out party New Year's night of Mss
Ruth Hanna, daughter of the famous
senator, will be one of the most costly
and magnificent functions ever held in
Cleveland is evidenced by the fact that
Mrs. Hanna has obtained a corner on
the choice flowers and plants from the
many greenhouses for the purpose of
decorating Chamber of Commerce hall,
where the party will be held, and has
engaged the services of several florists
to do the decorating, stipulating that for
three days prior to the function she is
to have their exclusive services.
Has a New Ear Grafted.
Chicago, Dec. 24. Herbert Daniels, of
Valentine, Neb., came to Chicago recent
ly with only a part of one ear. He re
turned home yesterday with a complete
organ. He read of Dr. Elmer Prescott's
successful operation on Felix Mauchet,
who was given practically a new hand,
so he applied for an ear. Skin from his
neck was taken and a new lobe formed.
This was grafted onto the proper place
and it grew successfully. Mr. Daniels
lost his aural appendage in a fight, the
other gentleman having used his teeth
to secure the morsel.
Missouri Town Alarmed.
"Poplar Bluff, Mo., Dec. 24. The city
council of Charleston, Mo., at a special
meeting, held Saturday night, adopted
resolutions prohibiting the sale of co
caine, opium or morphine within the
city limits. This action was taken on
account of the rapidly increasing de
mand for the drugs by women in the
town, there being by actual count over
fifty confirmed slaves to these drugs.
Many cases of insanity have resulted
on its account and some crimes have
been traced to its use. Fearful that in
sanity would increase and more crimes
would vcuf, the authorities decided to
stop its sale entirely.
Holiday Kates.
The Missouri Pacific will sell tickets
December 22, 23, 24, 25, 31 and .anuary 1,
between all points within 200 miles dis
tance, at rate of one fare for the round
trip, with minimum of 50 cents. Chil
dren between 5 and 12 years half fare.
Tickets limited for return to January 2.
WU IS DISAPPOINTED.
Chinese Minister Is Not Pleased With
Terms of the Joint Agreement.
Washington, Dec. 24. Diplomatic cir
cles discussed with interest today the
provisions of the joint agreement which
has been signed by the representatives
of the powers at Pekin for presentation
to the Chinese plenipotentiaries. The
hope is generally expressed that the
latter will act promptly in the consid
eration of the note and thus pave the
way for prompt negotiations for the
settlement of peace terms.
To Mr. Wu, the Chinese minister, the
demands made by the powers are a
keen disappointment and are not such
in his opinion as should have animated
the governments .which have the ulti
mate best interests of the Chinese em
pire at heart. He regards them as
harsh and severe, but expresses the
hope that they will be discussed by both
sides in an amicable and conciliatory
spirit and that the powers eventually
will ameliorate many of the objection
able features.
Mr. Wu expects that while Li Hung
Chang and Prince Ching are fully quali
fied to act in the matter, yet the terms
of the note will be sent by telegraph to
the court at Its present abode, which is
connected with Pekin by telegraph.
IN CONFERENCE.
Leading Capitalists of the Coun
try Meet in New York.
New York, Dec. 24. The Herald says:
James J. Hill, president of the Great
Northern railway company, has arrived
in this city and was in conference Sat
urday with some of the most import
ant capitalists of the country, represent
ing Morgan, Vanderbilt and Standard
Oil interests.
Mr. Hill's presence in the city is re
garded as of peculiar interest in view of
the recent stock market activity in
Northern Pacific with the accompany
ing reports of a readjustment of the
capitalization of that company, and his
recent election also to the directorate
of the Erie railroad, the shares of which
have also been exceedingly active in the
market.
From inquiries It appears that Mr.
Hill's visit is of a special nature and will
be brief. Attempts made to see Mr.
Hill proved unavailing, as were also at
tempts to reach other prominent finan
ciers identified closely with such prop
erties as' the Great Northern, Northern
Pacific, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
and the Erie roads.
Harmony of interest and community
of ownership is the bee that buzzes in
every Wall street bonnet at present,
and the suggestion is made that this
theory may be extended to properties
which, while not recently regarded as
disturbing factors, might become so in
hands other than those now represent
ing the control.
Among such properties are the Chi
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul and the
Erie railroad. The latter, it is said,
has great potentialities, particularly
since it has acquired the Pennsylvania
Coal company and seems likely to as
sume an important position among the
trunk lines.
It Is asserted upon the very best au
thority that three principal stockholders
in the Great Northern railway, namely,
James J. Hill, John S. Kennedy and
Lord Strathcona, are now the three
largest stockholders also of the North
ern Pacific road. Lord Strathcona and
Mr. Kennedy were formerly directors in
the Great Northern. The former is a
director and a member of the executive
committe of the Canadian Pacific and is
of great influence in Canadian affairs.
It appears as though harmony of in
terest in the northwest is now complete
through these great Interests and those
of Mr. Morgan in these properties, Great
Northern, Northern Pacific and Cana
dian Pacific.
In view of this situation, Mr. Hill's
election to the directorate of the Erie
railroad and recent purchases of the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul are of
considerable significance. The stock of
the latter company has been steadily
acquired by powerful interests, not far
removed from, those that have recently
bought into the Northern Pacific.
One peculiar fact is that while the
stock, selling iat a relatively high price
and bought presumably for investment,
or in furtherance of some great plan,
is being picked up continually, it is now
being transferred on the books of the
company. This leads to the belief that
it is being gathered in for some great
purpose to be made clear later on.
By persons well informed on the rail
road situation, it is said that a trifle
more than one-half the common stock
of the St. Paul road is represented in the
board of directors. It is said also that
this is not necessarily a fixed interest,
and that some one large holder, the
Standard Oil, for instance, uniting with
the new purchasers, who may for illus
tration be assumed to be James J. Hill,
John R. Kennedy and J. Pierpont Mor
gan & Co., the latter of whom already
has a considerable holding, might give
absolute control of that property.
In well informed banking circles the
belief prevails that the great announce
ment to be made in railroad circles in
cludes this proposition:
Entire harmony or interest in the
northwest between the Great Northern,
Northern Pacific and Canadian Pacific,
and through community of ownership
an arrangement with the St. Paul road
in the middle section and the Erie rail
road to tidewater, the eastern outlet to
be used in much the same manner as the
Lake Shore and New York Central are
by the Northwestern and the Union Pa
cific. That in addition to this something is
to be done in the line of a readjustment
of Northern Pacific securities is the be
lief in Wall street. In connection with
the matter various plans have been sug
gested and the price movement gives
evidence that something of the kind is
under consideration. .
CREDITORS RELENT.
Permit Gould Estate to Cable $20,800
to the Countess.
New York, Dec 24. Countess Castel
lane will have some Christmas after all,
for $20,800 was cabled her today. At-,
torneys for the count's creditors agreed
to let her have that much, being the
December allowance, pending litigation
as to whether all of her annual Income
above $20,800 a month shall be devoted
to paying the Catellane debts. Her
annual income from the $18,000,000 said
to be hers by the will of Jay Gould, her
father, is placed at $900,000.
Motor Race at Los An gel e 3.
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 24. Johnny
Nelson, of Boston, beat Hardy Down
ing of San Jose in a five mile motor
paced bicycle race on the Velodrome
indoor track. He made the distance in
8:012-5, beating the world's record.
Little For Chosen Friends.
Indianapolis. Ind., Dee. 22. Receiver
Clark, of the Chosen Friends, says cred
itors have little prospect of realizing
much if anything from their claims. The
utmost that the creditors can hope for
is the realization of ten cents on the
dollar. With liabilities of $500,000 the
order will be able only with the great
est difficulty to raise $50,000 to adjust the
claims of the creditors.
COMING DRAMATIC EVENTS
"Cole and Johnson's" aggregation of
colored comedians and entertainers will
be seen at the Crawford theater to
night. They have surrounded themselves
by a chorus of splendid, strong and
melodious voices. In addition to this
Cole and Johnson will have an excellent
individual support, amongst whom may
be mentioned Edna Alexander, a perfect
type of southern beauty, her voice being
rich and remarkably cultured; Bhe has
also an exceedingly graceful stage pres
ence. Lloyd G. Gibbs, America's lead
ing colored tenor, who will have an en
tire new repertoire of songs. The old
familiar Sam Lucas, who is known from
Maine to California. Tom Craig, phenom
enal basso. There will be also a host of
new comers. Murphy and Slater, Rastua
and Banks, Bluford sisters. Kittie
Grasses, Carter and Hillman, and many
others. The production will be entirely
rewritten and up-to-date.
An engagement of Charles B. Hanford
In this city is always an event of in
terest. His coming production of a new
play at the Crawford theater Christmas,
matinee and night. Is an occasion of
especial note, affording as it does the
first opportunity of seeing him in a
modern drama. His impersonations of
the great characters in the classics have
been marked by so much intellectuality
as well as personal grace that anything
he does Is awaited with confidence, and
the fact that he stands sponsor for
"Private John Allen" is in itself a very
high and convincing indorsement of its
merits. The play presents a picture of
life in the far south, with characters
drawn from real people, and with com
plications and climaxes which give the
plot absorbing Interest. The author, Lee
Arthur, is himself a southern man, who
before writing "Private John Allen" for
Mr. Hanford won a distinguished repu
tation as a dramatist through his "We
'Uns of Tennessee." Private John Allen
is a man of heroic mould one of the
noble natures which command admira
tion whether they be portrayed In a toga
or in a frock coat. His sacrifices for
the sake of country, and for the woman
he loves form the basis of the story,
which combines humor with pathos, and
force with tenderness. Mr. Hanford has
devoted great care to the selection of a
cast for his new play. The leading lady,
Marie Drofnah, has been associated with
him in many important productions.
Her success has been pronounced and
the character she now assumes is pe
culiarly suited to her talents. The beau
tiful pictures of home-life in the south
which the author has suggested in his
manuscript have been realized with all
the art that the scene painter can com
mand, every scene used In the play be
ing carried by the company.
MEXICO IN A MONEY PANIC.
China and Japan Drain the Republio
of Its Silver Coin.
El Paso, Tex., Dec. 24. The heavy ex
portation of Mexican silver dollars to
China and other oriental countries has
caused the greatest panic ever known i:i
the history of Mexico. Silver has been
goir g through this port to China and
Japan at the rate of $50,000 a day for five
months, and has practically drained ell
the silver out of the country. The banks
have been endeavoring to keep the mat
ter secret, but a few days ago acknowl
edged the truth and petitioned the fed
eral government to stop the move
ment. George W. Hilsinger, manager of the
El Paso and Juarez branches of the
Banco Minero, the strongest banking
chouse in Mexico and Chihuahua, stated
that the government would place an ex
port duty on silver to prevent the coun
try from being cleared entirely. He says
that the banks have plenty of money,
but it is all in gold and American and
British currency and worth nothing ex
cept as collateral.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Caroline Worthington to Clara M.
Worthington, $800. lot 119 and south half
117 Lake street, Metsker's second addi
tion. C. W. Griswald et al. to Caroline
Worthington, $800. lot 119 and south half
117 Lake street, Metsker's second addi
tion. Cyrus M. Kistler and wife to Bertie
Marllla Heartburg, $1, part southwest
quarter 9. 11, 16.
Cordelia C. Kirkpatrlck and husband
to Chas. Luthye, $100, north half south
east quarter 33, 10, 14.
J. Thomas et al. to S. R. Merriman,
$1,100, northwest quarter 11, 12, 14.
Arabella J. Parmer and husband to
and 2229 Virginia ave.. Crystal Springs
add.
Wm. H. Frampton to Almlra Herring
ton, $1,350, lot 573 and s. hi 571 Lincoln
St., Troope 2d add.
Wm. Legsdon and wife to Bortley
Coyne, $838, 18 acres in n. e. hi 29-13-17.
Myrtle C. Moore to Frank Morris and
wife, $2,000, 5 acres in s. e. hi 7-11-16.
Financial association to C. E. Johnson,
$700, lots 107 and 109 Elmwood ave., Elm
Grove add.
C. Harris to Lottie Murdock, $1, lot 707
and s. 705 and n. hi 709 Harrison St.,
Walnut Grove add.
C. Harris to Lottie Murdock. $1, lot
707 and s. hi 705 ind n. hi 709 Harrison
St., Walnut Grove add.
BRIGHTEN UP HOSPITAL.
Report That Rev. Mr. Sheldon Would
Return Causes Consternation.
The city authorities moved around
rapidly Saturday and succeeded in get
ting the Sheldon hospital put in shape.
A stove was put In and the necessary
bedding was produced from some place.
The floor was .scrubbed and the win
dows washed. The lights and water had
been put in before.
The cause of all the rush was the re
port that the Rev. C. M. Sheldon would
return Sunday and they wanted to get
the hospital in shape for his inspection.
Sankey Returns From Europe.
, New York, Dec. 22. Ira B. Sankey,
the evangelist and hymn singer, with his
wife, was a passenger by - the Kaiser
Wilhelm der Grosse from Bremen, South
ampton, and Cherbourg. He said he had
been four months traveling, lecturing,
and singing in England, Ireland and
Scotland. One of his objects in return
ing here is to see his grandchild.
Frances Hope Sankey, who was born in
Brooklyn recently. He said that re
ligion had changed in England since he
last visited that country. He had ob
served that there was less theology and
more belief in and admiration of Christ
among the people than there ever had
been. , '
HOLIDAY RATES
Via "Rock Island Route,"
One fare for the round trip to points
within 200 miles, west of Missouri river.
Tickets sold Dec. 22, 23. 4. 25, and 31,
1900, and Jan. 1, 1901. Return limit, Jan.
2, 1901.
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
The Kind Yea Have Always Bought
Signature of
CERTAIN RESULTS.
Nothing Can Be Surer," Is the Tes
timony of Topeka Citizens.
The stage of uncertainty Is over In To
peka. There can now be had pl'-t.ty i f
positive proof In the testimony of citi
zens. Evidence of this nature phnuM
convince the most skeptical doubter in
this vicinity. Kead the following:
Mr. O. II. Baker of ir1 Weit Seventh
street, Jeweler, says: "My kidney nod
bladder troubled me for some time. Tlv
principal symptoms were irfeRiilat l y
and too frequent action of the kidney fc
cretlons. frequently accompanied bv
pain. This disturbed my rest nicl'ts a."l
I arose mornings tired and unrcl rcshed.
I saw Doan's Kidney Pills advertise I
and procured a box at Pow ley & Snow's
drug store, corner of Sixth street (ind
Kansas avenue. Some time ntter llnr
as a recurrence of th complaint ntvl 1
appealed to Doan's KiOney 1'iiis. Thev
worked equally as effectively as they 1 1 1
In the first instance. Doan's Kidn y
Pills are the best remedy 1 ever liad v
knew about." .
For sale by all dead"rs. Price ,v cent.
Koster-Milbum Co., liufTalo. N. Y., soi.j
agfnt1 for the United States.
Remember the name, lxian's, and tnkt
no substitute.
DO T07n CATLIITg T.ZZZ7
Topeka Transfer Co.
609 Kansas Avenck.
Office Tel. 320. House Tel. 395.
F. P. Bacon, Trop.
IVilll MX ABOUT bTOltAUB.
FOR
Christmas and New Year
Holidays 1900-1901,
Special Excursion Hates Have Been
Made Between Points on tho
UNION PACIFIC
For dates on which tickets will lie
sold and full information, call on F. A.
Lewis, City Ticket Agent; J. C.Ful
ton, tlepot Agent.
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CATFISH AS SALMON.
Scheme Discovered to Palm OT River
Fish as the California Product.
St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 22. Some of the
Mississippi river liwhermen have discov
ered a Riftantic scheme to feed the pub
lic on Mississippi catfish under thenanie
of choice Columbia river salmon.
One of the fishermen says: "The story
that Mississippi river tish are btinsr
canned and sold for salmon Is true. At
present the industry is in the experi
mental Ftatre, but I have private infor
mation that It has proved a complete
success, and the people behind it nr.?
going into the business in the spritiK on
a larsre scale.
"The canning- process is, of course, a
secret, but I understand the meat In
lightly smoked, then is put into a solu
tion which Rives it the stilmon tin!,
making It impossible to distinguish It
from the genuine.
"Canned salmon Is one of the staple
food product of the world. but thu
Columbia river supply Is beRinninc tu
run short. The catfish, on the other
hand, are apparently inexhaustible, aul
undoubtedly factories will be establish
ed along the Mississippi."
MORMON EXPLORERS
Make Important Discoveries ia Cen
tral America,
Phoenix. Ariz., Dec. 24 Advice hav
been rerelved of untifiuariun Hlseovrrie
made in southern Mexico and 'ntrHl
America by a party of Mormon explorers.
Three months aifo the prtv i-jtn ;t
three year's trio down Into South Amer
ica for the purpose of Kejirchinw for
traces of the last survivors ot the Ne!,!!
ites. believed by the Mormons to tuivA
been the first people of this rountrv. l--n-.1amin
(Jluff. president of the iirihafil
Voimff academy In I'rovo. I'tiih. is in
charge of the expedition and hiis twculy
four students under his charge.
In a letter to a friend here President
Gluff states that many of tne historic
ruins have been examined bv the puny
and evidences unearthed which tend to
uphold the Mormon traditions.
Swallowed by the Sea.
Vancouver, B. C, Dec. 24 It looks .
though the sea were venting a pUilc
spite upon the victims of the Alphu dis
aster. Three of the recovered bodies
were bcinr taken in a boat to theplaee
cf holding the coroner's inquest, whtn
throufrh the capsizing of the boat th
three corpses were Htain swallowed up
by the sea. The bodies were those of
Purser J. If. Iarbrr, Third Kmchieer
Murray, and Sullivan, able seaman.
Japanese Official Resigns.
New York, Dec. 24. A dispatch to the
Herald from Tokio says: Huron Hoshl
Toru, tho minister of communicit Ions,
has resigned his post on f -count of n
accusation of bribery In connection with
the street cleaning contractu of the cM '
council. It is not believed that thi
resignation, even If persisted In, wlil
cause a cabinet crisis.
Sloan to Ride Vesuvian.
Pan Francisco, Dec. 24. Tt Is nnnruncJ
that Tod Sloan will ride Vesuvian st Titn
foran on ChristmHS under the lieen
granted him by the San Francisco Jockv
club. It is possible he may continue, t
accept mounts durine the entire winter
meeting.
Steel Car Worka Burned.
Jnliet. III.. Dec. 21. The Fox Pressed
Stpei car works, one of the litrirest indus
tries In Joliet. was nearly destroyed by
fire early today. The plant contained
much costly machinery which i more or
less damaged. The loss will reach many
thousands of dollars. Two nundred men
will be thrown out of work.
Lord Beresford Is Sick.
Dondon. Dec. 24 Lord Wm. Hereford
Is suffering: from peritonitis. This norn
inK his condition is reported as si h t i .
improved. Owing to T.ord T'.er. sfnrd ill
ness the Christmas festivities at. Wcpden,
his seat at Dorking, have been abandoned.
Baron Dormer Dand.
Dondon, Dec. 24 John Baptist Joseph
Dormer, twelfth Harou 1 ot mcr. is deaj,
in the seventy-iirst year of Ins age.
Holiday Excursion via. Santa Fe
Route.
Tickets on sale to points within 2"0
miles west of Missouri river. One f.-r-i
for round trip. Tickets ori yjiie Dec.
23, 24, 25 and 31, VWV, Jan. 1, anal limit
Jan. 2.

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