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TormrA STATE JOTTIZNAL, MONDAY EVI2,7TNG, 3ANITAIIY 7. 1COL
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Movement of California Fruit
Ilas Begun. on Santa Fe.
',paled One IlUnd red Cars Satur
day For a Starter
BIG LOADS EVERY DAY.
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Fifty to One Hundred Cars a
Day For Two Mouths.
Provided Hundreds of New Re
frigerator Cars For the Rush.
Th13 we,ek the rush of California. fruit
to market begins. This is one of the
biggest freight traffic movements of the
year and the Santa Fe is the carrier
that moves the bulk of the crop. The
rush Will be prolonged for 60 days a,t
least and in that time fully 5,000 carloa-ds
of the luscious products of Or
. chards, orange groves and vineyards On
the sunny slope of the Pacific Will be
ITIOVeti east.
On Saturday the Santa Fe loaded 100
cars, which was the signal for the MOVe
Ment to begin. For the next two months
it Will centinue. the daily load averag
ing from 50 to 100 cars.
For a long while past the Santa Fe
11 as been coneentrating its fruit cars in
4rairon-ha, preparing for the movement
of the crop. Six hundred new refrigerat.-ir
cars were built last fail expressly
tir this carrying. The construction of
the last lot 4 this order. which was
placed with a Chicago car-building firm
l.ad to be rushed as the season for their
lose approached. and a foreman from th
Top,A.za shop went to Chicago and sup
erietended the turning of them out.
There Will be. an immense tonnage in
the fruit traffic this year as the crop
reports show a. big yield.
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MANY USES FOR OLD BRIDGE.
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Santa Fe May Move Leavenworth
Structure to Lexington, Mo.
It is reported that the Santa. re is
regotiating for the purchase of the old
?Missouri and Kansas bridge across the
:Missouri river at Fort Leavenworth,
and the difference which has brought
raegotiations to a. temporary stop is only
e bout $1.5.4.,e0. The purpose, is to buy the
bridge. have It taken down a,nd put
aeroes the Missouri river at Lexing
t,in, where a. company was reeently or
r anized fer the construction of a. bridge,
and that tile Santa Fe WOUlit use it for
its branch. Engineers who have inves
tigated the property say that it is a
reost substantial structure arid can be
taken down and put up, for less than
There has been talk also that the pur
chase of this bridge by Leavenworth
city would be an investment that
!would bring good returns. and that the
town will make a mistake if it allOWS
the chance for its purchase to slip by.
It is beiieved the bridgee could be. bought
- for $30.04.). and at sueh figure WOUld be
dirt cheap. This would give Leaven
two,rth a free. bridge.
Another idea is that while the gov
ernment would rot purchase the bridge.
it would accept it as a, donation, agree
ing to keep it in repair. The govern
. ;merit owns considerable property on the
'Missouri side of the river, and the
Lridget would be useful to it...
AGAINST DOUBLE HEADERS.
H-E.
Labor Society as a to Stop the
Practice.
The State Society of Labor and Indus
try and the legislatiee committee held a.
re-eting in Labor Commissioner Johnsons
ottice and decided upon the legislation
that, would be asked of the state thls
winter. They haae number of bilis
which will be introduced providing for
changes TI the LOA'S affecting labor
Arnong them will be a bill amending' the
Mining laws in regard to the ventilation
of the mines in the state: an amendment
to the law regulating the representation
of the miners in the state association;
legislation affecting the operation of rail
roads in regard to running long, trains
douhle-headers to the extreme clan
- Fel- of the public and the employes; an
arbitration bill which is very similar to
the bid drawn up by Mrs. Diggs; a child
labor law v,Thich will make it a criminal
10ffen,' to employ children under 14 years
cf age in the shops and factories in the
ftat,.. and the establishment of a free
employment agency by the state. the same
to be 1111th,t the direct supervision of the
Libor commissioner.
'rhere are a, number of other measures
vhich the board and the committee
titternot to get through the legislature,
but these are the most important of the
meaures.
TEXAS SUBSCRIBES TO ORIENT.
Vice-President Drove 240 Miles and
Tells of Progress.
Nr. Sylvester. vlee president of the
IZansas City. Mexico Orient road, re
turned to 'Nati,,,its City yesterday atter
having- gone, over the proposed route of
t he new road from Quanah, on the Texas
nerthern border. to San Angalo. a dis
tance of miles. He stooped in Quanah.
lienjarnin. Haskell. Stanford, Sweetwater
Cnd Stri A,ngelo. and subscriptions
for stock in eanh tONV11. The, subscriptions
negregate several hundred thousand dol
lars. 'We row have rine corps of survegors
In the field: said Mr. Sylvestor last night.
S.ptirribi-r trains will be in op
eration between Sweetwater and San T1-
c,10, evinnietinir Ht the former place woh
I he Texas & Paeltie. and at the latti.r
-With the Gulf. Colorado Santa Fe. 1:.
the same time we expect to be running.
t rains between Cmanan and Wichita. We
'Ire not yet ready to announce our route,
from io Kansas City. other than
the 'will run through Emporia. Sur
howev,r. are now working be
tween th,s cy and Emporia, and bgtween
2:mporia and Wichita.
rt, is the intention of the Orient manage
rnent to run trains into Kansas City ag
F,,M as the r,ad into Wiitilta is op.,,ned.
Negotiations are. on with the Missouri pat-ill,.
manag-arnent looking toward the use
of that line pending the construction of
the Orient link
BOCE ISLAND WANTS JOB.
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Bids For Surveying Mows-Comanche
Country, to Hurr3r Matters- -
In rirder to hasten the opening- up of
the Kiowa-Cornanche country, the Rock
island offers the government to com
piete the surveying of the reservation.
Under the new appropriation for this
!work the S,'Cl etary of the interior is giv
en authority to contract for the sur
veying. if. in his opinion the work ca,1
be done with equal accuracy and with
a saving cf co.-4t to the government.
A. Low. general solicitor of the
rock Island raiircad, has already sub
mitted an application tr. complete th?.
survey of the Riowa and Comanch.?
country. He proposes to use the Rock
Island surveyors, NV h 0 will be sent to the
reservation immediately and push thi-i
work to compieticn at an early date. Nir
Low believes that he can finish the work
within tw-o months after the company's
engineers ccmmence operations.
- At the Indian office und at the interior
dei,,arunent the idea, of awarding the ,
Piliinn ilr.11TS
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contract to the Rock Island railroad of
ficials is looked upon with favor. The
road maintains a number of experienced
corps of engineers who are familiar
with this kind of work and who can un
doubtedly accomplish much more with
in the same time than new men appoint
ed by the government. It is probabl,?,
that the contracts will be awarded
to the Rock Island railroad.
Rock Island Into St. PauL
The Rock Island railroad company is
buying land in St. Paul for a depot and
terminals. which, it is stated, are to pro
vide the facilities for the business of the
Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern,
which is being rapidly extended to SL
Paul and Minneapolis. The Rock Island
controls the Cedar Rapids &- Northern,
and after the completion at the new ex
tension will become the northern end of
the Rock Island's new St Paul &Ltd.
Minnea-polis line. ,
Call It Stock Booming.
President Purdy, of the Rock Island,
and Vice President Harahan, of the Illi
nois Central, emphatically deny that
there is any centest between their com
panies to secure the Minneapolis &
St. 1.cuis and the Iowa Central railways
or either of them. Tile report from Now
York to, the contrary is regarded as a
scheme to boom the stock of file Iowa.
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A Run For Their lioney.
The Missouri Pacific has adopted a
new rule whereby the conductors who
have been running between Coffeyville
and Kansas City will on every third
run go from Kansas City to Hoisington
on the Pueblo, line. The new run. is 21)2
miles long.
ROCIC ISLAND NOTES
Harry and Ed Ohmmer,who retired Jan
uary 1 as managers of the Rock Island
hotel system west of the Missouri river,
have leased. the Grand hotel in Indian
apolis. Will O. Nevill, the accommodating and
efficient chief clerk to Superintendent
Stillwell in the Rock Island operating
department, presented an interesting pa
per at the last meeting of the St. Louis
Railvvay club on "The Brown System of
Discipline."
The Rock Island Is using the engines
of the C. S. An C. e. road which were
stored at Roswell, to increase their mo
tive power.
Agent IL AL Neill, of Cullison. is en
joying a. vacation. Relief Agent Kaunta
is in charge of (21111S011.
M. T. Holiday, agent at Clraveland,
spent the "holidays- at Hutchinson and
on returning' to cluty brought back a,n
other Holiday, being aeconipanied by a
bride lie was relieved by H. Hollings
worth while away.
T. C. Fisher, former operator at
Hutchinson. has been checked in as
agent at that place. to fill the vacancy
made by the promotion of Agent C. T.
Ba scom
O. P. Byers, former agent at Abilene,
has been appointed commercial agent at
Hutchinson in place of W. E. Purdy who
left for the east. . ;
AT DODGE CITY.
George Eurten has Gandy's place on
Nos. 7 and 8.
Sam -Williams returned to Coolidge
Sunday night on No. 5.
Wm. Gardner came down from
Coolidge Sunday morning. He has been
in Williams' place several days.
Dillard and E. C. Jones spent Sunday
here, returning in the evening'.
Harry Hubbard had his fine residence
almost destroyed by fire Saturday noon.
A gasoline stove exploded, causing- the
fire. The loss OTI the house is about
$.:l;;O: insurance $500. Part of the furni
ture was saved. Harry came down on
No. 6 Sunday morning.
Junkins is on the Ely run out of Den
vet McElwain has Sunkins' car on 31-24
while the latter is on the Ply.
S. J. McLean of Newtoia spent Sunday
here visiting friends.
Charley Wrightert is able to be out
again after a. week's sickness.
-Pop" Kelsey ILA able to work ag.ain,
after being off about a week.
Wm. Gandy is laying off of Nos. 7 and
8 and attending' a grievance committee
at Topeka, r,presenting the Denver
lodge of B. of R. T.
FROM LAS VEGAS.
F. 'A. Pope. who resigned his position
as fireman, was appointed night watch
man. Close connection is now ma,de between
Santa. Fe and Lamy with the four pas
senger trains of the Santa, Fe railway,
passing that point, with the exception
of trains Nos. 3 and 4.
'Gene McElroy, who went to Ea Junta
as stenographer to the new division
superintendent. was presented with a
handsome badge by the E. Romero hose
and fire company.
C. H. Bristol.formeriy chief dispatcher
here, has assumed the title and duties
of trainmaster. He is a ma.n very pop
ular with all employes of the road and
will prove himself capable a,nd efficient
in his new advanced position.
Ex-Conductor Garrett, formerly em
ployed by the Santa Pe company on the
Lake Valley run, going ta Rincon from
Cocorro. about a year ago, has just died
back in Linneus. Mo. He is survived
by a wife and four children. Deceased
was a, member of the O. n. C., and car
ried ;2,0,0 insurance. ;
SANTA FE LOCALS.
rfiC. Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
private, car, hearing officials of that sys
tem. was attached to No. 1 yesterday,
The Bostonian Opera. company went
to Kansas City Sunday in three cars
attached to No, 114at this place.
A number of shop men are witnesses
in the Hoefner murder case. On their
account the time of the hearing has
been set for next Saturday afternoon at
two o'clock.
The Hock Island has granted a one
fare rate for the convention of the
National Live Stoek asFoeiation, to be
held at Salt Lake City this month
GOODLAND NOTES
Operator Westoott is sick with pneu
monia at the Depot hotel.
T. B. Finley is a new operator. He IS
from the Santa, Fe office in Topeka.
Engineer Jack Farrell is getting- ready
to go to Denver, and may get. a. Job 0 n
the police force.
EngineerCarmichael fell from the ten
der of his engine Sunday morning an d
has a badly sprained ankle.
T. H. Taggart is not getting' along'
very well with his burned. face and is in
a dangerous condition.
Conductor Ed Denny is on 9 and 10,
in the place of Jim Fuller. who has gone
to California. for the rest of the winter
MET OLD FRIENDS.,
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Bostonians and Mrs. Fiske's Company
Meet by Accident.
A peculiar coincidence of events oc
curred a,t the Santa, Fedepot Sa,turday.
The theatrical peple who had pla,yed
in Topeka. the night before were just
leaving aa the Bostonians came in
Many members of each company were
acquainted with one another and availed
themselvea of the opportunitY of renew
ing acquaintances during- the few min
utes between the arrival and departure
of the train. There were about a hun
dred stage people on the platform at
one time.,
NAVY IN LINE FC:1 NEW YEAfiGREETING..
Distinguished Officers in GlitteringArray at the White
House.
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A picture of the White House grou
St. James' Park, London, when the
nificents. The Diplomatic Corps at Was
and the eyes are dazzled by the gleam
Admiral Dewey can be recognized at
EIGHT MILLION SURPLUS.
Kansas Banks Have an Abundance of
MOne3r.
aohn IV. Breidenthal has given out a
statement of the various state and pri
vate banks In Kansas. The report shows
that the institutions are in a healthy con
dition and that the decrease is due to the
fact that a portion of the wheat crop has
not been marketed and that there has
been a car famine on the railroads.
There are now 340 state banks and M
private banks reporting to Mr. Breiden
thal. The following is the statement:
Loans December 13 $22.0S7,4S5.77
Loans September 1 Z0,454,406.14
Increase S1642.fiT9MI
Loans on real estate Dee. 13 $ 155S.92062;
',dans on real estate Sept. E 1,358.429.42
Increase 200,501.20
Total Increase in loang $ 1,843,580.83
Cash and sight exchang,e legal
reserve September 1 $16,285,2S7.42
Cash and sight exchange legal
reserve December 13 14,272.852.19
Decrease $ 2,012.435.'23
Per cent of reserve September 1,
Per cent of reserve December 13. 45.52.
Per cent of reserve, December, '99, 41.35.
Deposits September 1 $'11,62t3.335.4-4
Deposits December 13 31,5S1,111.05
Decrease S 45.224.39
Borrowed money September 14 ll-)7.378.94
Borrowed money December 13 153,810.54
Decrease $ 43,568.40
Surplus over legal reserveavail
able for loans $3 ,000,000.00
PLUMBERS' SUIT GOES UP.
Has Been Taken to the Court of
Appeals.
The case of Durkin & Leahey against
Christian States has been taken to, the
court of appeals. The case is one in
which Durkin & Leahey, plumbers of
Topeka, sued Christian States and a
number of Kansas plumbers for $2,6,000
damages. Tbe plaintiffs alleged that
the defendants had in effect formed a
trust, ancl tiad prevented their buying
plumbers' supplies. The plumbers were
once awarded $500 damages, but the
case has been appealed.
The Ingalls' Rough Voyage.
New York, Jan. 7.The United States
transport Ingalls from San Juan, Porto
Rico, December 27, and Havana. Janu
ary I, reached this port today after a
very tempestuous voyage. For 40 hours
the vessel was buffeted by enormous
seas,s tirred by high winds first from
the north and later from the northeas;:
and east DOOrS and port lights were
smashed, ladders were broken, and the
bridge was damaged. The hand steer
ing gear was carried away and the sa
loon and dining saloon were flooded, the
furniture being- broken or ruined. The
special apartment on the upper deck aft
was also wrecked.
Woman Kills a Youth.
Cherokee, Kan., Jan.7.Mrs. Sevose, a
French W01110-11 living at Fleming, tvvo
miles from here, shot and killed Henry
Dyers, a youth of 17 years, at that place
Sunday evening.
British Trade Growth.
London, Jan .7The statement of the
board of trade for the month of Decem
ber shows increse of X,5,707,800 in im
ports and E1.573.500 in exports
Americans Now Are Aiding Hindoostan's Famine Victims.
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William T. Fee United States consul at Bombay, is chairman of the America-India.n Famine Relief Committee
in that place, and o'f the New York Committee of One Hundred on Indian Famine. Magnificent work is being done
by Americans to rescue the starving Ilindoos. This latest photog,raph of the sufferers shows 354 Ko lies on Sunth
Road, Gujarat, On the extreme right are seen two girls in rags, who are the survivors of a family of seven. The
woman at Consul Fee's feet begged him to buy her baby for eight annas (sixteen cents) that both might have food,
Staff Photographer. ,
nds on New Year's Day rivals one of
Queen is the magnet for a. mob of mag
hington turns out in gorgeous full dress
of gold lace and the wealth of color.
the head of the above line.
THROUGH THE ICE.
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Leon Thorpe Gets a Cold Plunge
Thorpe ,a young man living in
the southwest part of the city, while
skating on a pond near Baughman's ice
cream factory, brbke through the ice in
to 15 feet of water. Thorpe swam out
8.nd walked tvv-o miles for a change of
clothing. Since then be has suffered
from a severe cold. He says he was
only trying the ice to see whether or not
it would bear skating on, and found out
to his satisfaction.
MOAB'S REGRETS.
Ile Sends Another Batch From
Seat of W ar.
London, Jan. 7.--Reporting to the war
office, under date of January 6, Lord
Kitchener says:
Yesterday Babington, engaged De
lareys and Steenkamps commandoes at
Nauupoort. The enemy Nyas forced to
retire to the Northwest. Our casualties
have not yet been received, but are re
ported slight. A Boer doctor admitted
that 20 Boers were killed or wounded.
Commandant Duprez was taken pris
oner.. It appears from reports of the wound
ed who have arrived st Heilbroia that a
detachment 1'20 strong belonging to
Knox's command came into contact,
with a superior force near Lindley. I
regret to say that Ldeut. Laing, two oth
er officers and 15 men were killed and
two officers and 20 men wounded. No
details have come frona Knox, of this
action.
Only a Question of Method.
New York, Jan. 7.--When asked about
the proposed absorption of Powell,Smith
& Co., the cigar manufacturers, by the
American Tobacco company, Harry
Luce, one of the surviving members of
the firm of Powell, Smith & Co., said
that the negotiations between his firm
and the American Tobacco company
had not advanced far enough yet for
him to give any details of the methods
that will be used in making the combi
nation. He said that the cost to the
American Tobacco company would be
about $10,000,000 and that Powell, Smith
& Co, would remain a separate com
pany. It is now a copartnership firm.
and the probability is that it will be
changed to a. stock company and the
controlling interest will be held by those
who direct the affairs of the American
Tobacco company. ,
Arrested on an Old :'Charge.
George Williams was arrested Satur
day night on the charge of burglary and
larceny. Some time last month a pri
vate residence was entered and a, quan
tity of silverware taken. Through the
identification of a butter-knife it is
claimed that Williams can be convicted
as being guilty of this crime.
EveTybody reads the State JournaL
STATE FISH HATCHERY.
COmmissioner Wiley Thinks There
Should Be One in Kansas.
State Fish Commissioner George
Wiley of Meade county arrived in the
city Sunday and has a. scheme to estab
lish a fish hatchery in Kansas. He is
very enthusiastic on the subject and
wants the legislature to appropriate
from $3,000 to $5,000 for that purpose.
All the nimrods in the state including
Bent Murdock will give Wiley's scheme
their support and it is likely that the
bill will go, through.
"Thirty-five states In the union have
hatcheries of their own," said Mr. Wiley
today, "and there is no reason whY
Kansas should not have one. It will not
take over $5,000 to establish one and it
will only be a. short time until the hatch
ery is self-supporting. Kansas has
some splendid streams and ponds, and
there is no reason why she should not
keep them stocked up with fish. Private
parties would buy almost enough, fish
from the hatchery for their private
ponds to pay the expense of the enter
prise. "We can raise four kinds of fish in
Kansasbass, croppie, channel cat and
trout. There are three streams in which
trout can be raised. One is in Meade
county, one is in Clark county and the
third is in Hamilton county. But there
are hundreds of streams that croppies,
bass and channel cat can be raised in,
besides the many lakes, ponds and pri
vate fish ponds. The hatchery should be
located in the vicinity of artesian webs.
Meade county is the proper place, al
though -would not plug for my own
county if it endangered the passage of
the bill."
The fish commissioner has it figured
out that with proper attention and a
hatchery it would not take long to stock
Kansas streams, lakes and ponds with
fish. "A bass will spawn from 25,000 to
100,000 eggs in a season," said he. "Of
this number 20 per cent will produce fish
that will grow to maturity. One bass
will raise from 5,000 to 20,000 young fish
a, year. So you see it would not take
long to stock up at that rate. Fish beat
jack rabbits in breeding."
An effort will also be made by tbe
fish commissioner to get a law passed
prohibiting people from fishing within
100 feet of a dam. He says that the fish
of a stream always hang around a dam
arid that it should be made a crime to
catch them at such places. He also
wants a law to prohibit peoûle who fol
low fishing for a. living from selling fish
under a certain size. In order to 'make
it effective he wa.nts a, clause attached
that will make a, penalty against the
persons who purchase as well as the one
who sells. "It is the small fish that Etre
caught mostly by the fishermen in
stead of the large ones," said he. "Pro
vision should be made whereby the
small ones should not be molested. There
is no objection to fishermen catching
large ones and selling them, but by
catching the small ones the stock is soon
destroyed." . ,
MR. BETTS ELECTED.
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His Opponent Received Only 149
Votes.
The election in the Thirty-eighth dis
trict Saturday to fill the vacancy
caused by the death or Representative
elect H. C. Safford, resulted in an over
whelming victory for Councilman J. B.
Betts over Frank Collins, the Populist
candidate.
Betts received 967 votes and his ma
jority was 808, Mr. Collins only polling
149 votes. It was generally conceded
that the election would result in favor
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REPRESENTATIVE J. B. Borrs.
of Mr. Betts, but it was not anticipated
that it would be by so large a, majority.
Only a few votes Imere polled during the
forenoon. The bulk of the votes were
cast between noon. and 3 o'clock. The
polls closed at 6.
Mr. Betts' majority by wards are as
fol S :
First ward 269
Second ward .. 364
Oakland 63
Tecumseh 12
--
Total vote 1116
The board of county commissioners
met this morning at 10 o'clock and can
vassed the returns, and Mr. Betts was
duly appointed representative.
People are apt to lose confidence when
they see crape on a doctor's door.
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DEATH Clt1;.1S
P. D. ARMOUR.
(Continued from First Page.)
000. His personal share of this prop
erty is variously estimated at from $25,-
000,00 to $50,000,000.
In works of charity Mr. Armour's
monument will be found in the Armour
institute, to which but a short time ago
be gave $750,000 in one remembrance.
Asked once wha,t be considered his best
paying investment, he replied, "The Ar
mour institute." The institute today
represents an investment on the 'part of
Mr. Armour ancl his brother Joseph of
$2,750,000, and a yearly expense for
maintenance of $100.000.
Prank Billings, who was at Mr. Ar
mour's bedside when the end came and
who bad been almost constantly in at
tendance upon the sick man, stated that
he had heard Mr. Armour make no men
tion of his interest in or profits arising
from the gigantic Milwaukee-Great North
ern deal. by which he was reputed to have
made eJellieteri00 to $5,000,900 last week.
"He looked upon such holdings." said
Dr. Billings. "as investments, rather than
from the speculative viewpoint."
"We were not aRogether unprepared for
my father's death," said J. Ogden Ar
mour. "All the members of the family
liadbeen here since the relapse of this
morning' in anticipation of the most seri
ous turn of events."
The news of Mr. Armour's death spread
rapidly through the city and there were
many callers at the Prairie avenue man
s' Ole
Mrs. Armour retired to her apartments
and during the evening saw only the
members of her immediate family. J.
Ogden Armour, who, with his wife. bad
been at the bedside of the dying million
aire all day, received the callers during
the evening.
ARMOUR'S 'VARIED INTERESTS.
While Mr. Armour's name was more
g-enerally associa.ted in the public mind
with the great packing and provision es
tablishments in which he was interested,
and which do an annual business exceed
ing elleete0.000, employing' eeleee persons anti
having representatives in every city of
importance in the world, he was actively
interested ir many other big enterprises.
As the owner of an important system of
grain elevators and as a heavy investor
in the grain products of the middle and
western states, Mr. Armour was an im
portant factor in the grain markets of
the world.
Mr. Armour was a heavy owner lin the
Chicago, Milwaukee ei St. Paul Railroad
compa,ny and in the reorganized Balti
more 8z hie. He was interested largely
in the Illinois 'Prust siiel Savings, Metro
politan National, anu Northern Trust
banks of Chicago. Ile was a director of
the Northwestern Life Insurancecom
pany and was a heavy stockholder rti the
company -which controls the street rail
ways o. Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas
City, Kan.
Mr. Armour's wealth is a subject that
may never be accurately known. It is
estimated to be not less than $30.000.ele,
and by some said to exceed $50.000,000. The
combined wealth of the Chicago Armours
is fixed at $60.00e.000. In one sense the
total is the wealth of Philip D. Armour,
but Just how much has been ea,rried in
his 0 Wri name and how much Di the name
of his sons is unknown. lie has not been
a borrower. Ile has always been able to
pay cash for his purchases and he has
never asked a. customer to discount a
bill.
In his great wheat deals he has always
had ready cash. In times ofpanic he has
showed vast resources in spot cash. la
18i43, when a run was made upon the
banks of Chicago and the credit of the
city a,nd the fa,te of the exposition were
hanging In the balance, Philip D. Armour
bought half a million of gold in Europe
and offered to help the big institutions of
the city from his cash resources in Chi
cago. With a business of $100,000,000 a year In
the packing department alone, a grain
business of half that arnount and practi
cally the owner of a great railway sys
tem, the estimates of his wealth at the
utmost figure appear modest instead of
exaggerated.
"I have lost the best friend I had on
earth and can say nothing further now,"
was the way the Rev. Frank W. Gunsaulus-express'ed
leimself on the death of Mr.
Armour. The dead millionaire and Mr.
Gunsaulus, president of the Arrnour in
stitute, have been very firm friends. Dur
ing Mr. Armour's sickness he has been a,
daily visitor and was at the bedside when
Mx. Armour died.
ON YOUNGER SHOULDERS.
Jonathan Ogden Armour sueceeds
the management of the vast business of
the Armours. He is the only surviving
son of the dead millionaire, P. D. Armour,
Jr., having died about a year ago at Pa,sa
dena, Cal.
Mr. Armour has been thoroughly trained
for the businees that now devolves upon
him, and had the fullest confidence of his
father. J. Ogden Armour's life is divided
between business and home. He does not
care for society 8,nd is not EL clubman.
He loves paintings and has a fine conec
Ron. He is democratic. unostentatious,
easily approached and of sympathetic na
ture. He cares nothing for Jewels and
wears no diamonds. He is charitably in
clined, belongs to no church and,in the
matter of charity never questions the ob
ject about his religion.
The Armour Insitute in Chicago, which
was largely supported by his father. is
also favored by the son. This institute
was founded by J. P. Armour, brother
of P. D. Arrnour, with an original bequest
of $100.000 The latter gave more than S2 -
000,000 to it. The institution is educational
and has 1,500 or 2.0e0 pupils. It was estab
lished for the poor, and, a boy seeking a
course in the Armour institute may give
his note for the tuition, payable at some
date after the education is completed, no
security being asked.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
-
P. Fensky and wife to Louis Roehrlg,
31,500, 1 acre tract in North Topeka. See
record.
Geo. B. Warren and wife to James P.
Thorpe, 395, lots 24 and 25 Sixth avenue,
Deer Park add.
Minnie and Geo. Garber to James P.
Thorpe, $1,000, lots 631-33-35-37 and 39
Antioch avenue, Deer Park add.
Henry Bower et al to Mary E. Haider
man et al., $1, e. ten-sixteenths of s. e.
. 19-1'2.-17.
Wm. M. Christepher and wife to H.
C. Schweering, $1,150, pt. n. w. 34-
13-16.
Geo. Brindle and wife to Annie M.
Greenwood, 315, s. 191Wabash avenue,
Jno. Norton's 3rd add.
F. Landes to C. L. Stone. 31,500,
lots 14'2 and 144Chandler street,Metsker's
2d add.
Cornelius Hoyt to Louisa, M. Mills,
31,000, pt. s. w. 14 5-12-16.
Mary E. Halderman et al to Wm. M.
Bower, 31, w. 1-3 s. w. 19-1'2-17.
Mary E. Halderman et al to Charley
Bower, SI. w. 1-3 s. w. 19-12-17.
C. L. Stone and wife to H. A. Ingham,
31,500, lots 142 and 144 Chandler street,
Metsker's 2d add.
Nettie Jane Bennett to Geo. B. War
ren, V., lots 24 and 25 Sixth avenue,Deer
Park add.
E. T. Yount and wife to Arch E.
Campbell, 31, e. of n. of n. e. 5-
12-14.
The Inv. Tr C O to T. E. Reinhardt,
$150, lots 422-24 and 26 Taylor st., String
tiam's add.
M. S. Low to The City Real Estate
Trust Co., $50, lot 53 Madison st., north.
J. Hartman and wife to Sarah E.
Blakely, $1,000, lots 129 and n. 10 feet 130
Elmwood ave., Elmgrove add.
C. A. Carlat and wife to J. Vir. Bust
unkirk, 390, lots 77-79 and 81 Tyler at,
Maple Grove add. .
BOER LINES.
From the Fortnightly Review.
The Boers nearly all fought in front
line without reserves; each party or
commando defended the hills or trenches
it chanced to occupy, and would bring
a heavy gun and rifle fire to bear upon
any position captured; it was frequently
more discussed whether a position could
be maintained when won than whether
it could be taken. A very severe cross
fire was always brought to bear from
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all sides upon the position gained by our
troops. and the situation was often a
difficult one until the ground 17A,011 con!Li
be intrenched or artillery brought up to
answer the hostile gun fire. For thet
reason we naturally drifted into th,,
habit of attacking' late in the afternoon,
so that the position could be secured
during the night. This sstetri had,how
ever, the disadvantage of enabling the
Boers to retreat unmolested under cover
of darkness when they had a. mind to
go back.
No enemy could be more dangerous to
attack in front than a large body of
Boers well intrenched and with iheir
horses hard by under cover. Excellent
shots, well armed, always abundanth.-
supplied with ammunition. they wood,'
open fire at 2,000 yards' range, not only
from trenches, but from every point of
vantage or scrap of cover that could
shelter a single man. Many of the le st
shots among the Boers would go. out for
the day with two rifles and a loader.
and in their little ride pits or F(.1011,,,t
one would often find several hood,,e1
empty cartridge cases, their h.irai,s,i.or.
fire being a constant annoyance add
causing' many loss, s. Good men tboniiii
the Boers are, they are wantinir. in the
habits of discipline and
quired for the conduct of an aita,
many hang back when it is a que,ztion
of crossing a fire-swept zone, and eftcr
the bravest have been the h,ra
melt away and generally refuse tc., per
severe. There is Tin doubt that the -.)onv
proved as valuable an arm to the Boer
as his Mattser, and thtit the moionte
which is the essential characteristie of.
Boer tactics has enabled him cot,-
tinue a struggle which would otherwl-.0
have long ago come to an end. 'lite
made by the Boers of their mounted
men for reinforcing' threatened poirits
may be profitably laid to heart. kind
academicians might do worse than in
quire what would have harpen,,d at 14t.
Privat had the French imperial tilnAddi
consisted of mounted riflemen, ftfl,1 hat
use similar troops might not IliAVe bdts
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