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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, FRIDAY EVENING. MAY 3, 1901.
AILROAD HEIVS. o i I i i J I 1 I-- ' I L li L d La M J L i Vk tyr U ig WONDERFUL SPECIALS IN Santa Fe Shop Men Give John Player an Ovation. Big Demonstration on Occasion of Ills Return. M n R4 o X n n n $3.00 We are showing a big line of New Parasols (no last season's goods shown). Latest color combinations. Everr price, from 75c for a figured Lawn Parasol, to $6.56 for a high novelty. SPECIAL FOH SATURDAY Your choice of one window of FINE PARASOLS FOR ....... Ladies' Colored Sun Umbrellas 2-i 25 and 26-inch plain, hemstitched and bordered, at.'. ,$2.00, $2.25, $2.50, $2.75, $3.00, up to $6.00 Emb- C"ars--" SPECIAL FOR SATURDAY 20 doz. Ladies' White Emb. Collars . . . . 30 doz. Ladies' point Vanise Collars . . . J4&ndl5CrcHicls.... ioc each . 15c each Ladies'-Ladies'- 5c each -Linen, hemstitched special.. .. -Fine linen, hemstitched li-'m. and Va-m. hems . IOC each Gents' All-linen, unlaundried, G in bundle, for.. 60c Be ready for June Patterns and Designers. SNYDER TO HUGHES. Conncilraen Object to Discharge of Men for Political Reasons. Frank Snyder intends to be street com missioner in facto and not de facto. What is more, he is going to be lord hish executioner and judge at the same time. It has been customary for years for th.; councilmen to name the men who work on the streets. Each councilman named bo many men. and .the- street commission er employed them so Ion as their worn was satisfactory. Now. Mr. Snyder re fuses to iay any attention to the recom memlations or wishes of cuuneilrnen who he thinks did not support his can didate for mavor Colonel Hughes. When Mr. . Snvder dlschamed the men who voted for some other candidate than Hughes the councilmen who had recom mended the men" and who knew that their work had been entirely satisfactory ur to the time of election, gave them letteis to the street c mimtssioner. as usual, re questing him to keep th.'in on the pay roll. Snvder refused. The men refuse,.! to quit work and said Snyder had no ngni to dismiss them. Snvder seemed power less, so he called in Colonel Hughes, and now the two will try and discharge the men who did not vote for Hughes. BALFOlli WAS WAHT. Afraid to Force a Vote on the Coal Tax Proposition. New York. May 3. A Tribune dispatch from Ionilon says: Sir William Harcourt was in his best fighting form in the house of common-3 last evening. He made a slashing attack on the government for imposing a tax on exxiorted coal, and condemned Sir Mich ael Hicks-Beach's finance as "flap dash and slip s hod." The chancellor of the exchequer, however, ably defended him self and he created a great impression by quoting statistics to prove that the coal owners last year obtained 2s.t'K.X more profit than in 1S97 o n a capital of 110. 0;y.in. After a duel between the liberal and tory chancellors the debate lapsed into mediocrity end at midnight it was adjourned until Monday. The government was extremely anxious to obtain a divis ion last night, but Mr.- Balfour was afraid to move closure. The result of the continuation of the debate will be to post pone the discussion of the king's civil list, and it is doubtful whether Mr. Kroderick's army proposals can be taken up next week. Stagnation of bus ss is beginning to cause considerable -speculation in the house as to its effect on the program of the session. As a result of inquiries in various quarters it appears that the miners are not likely to approve unani mously the recommendation of their leaders that they should indicate their disapproval of the coal tax by a general strike. Train Ka 8 -A Business Day Saved Kansas City to New York in 36 hours, and Uoston in 39 houi s. The Wabash fast m;iil. leavingKansas City every day at 6:ir p. m., arrives in New York city at 7:30 a. m. second morning, and in Boston 10.34 second morning. Through sleeping car berths sold to New York. The Wabash Is the only line that makes this time. Philippines Get Quebec Mail. Washington, May .3 A general order has been issued to railway mail clerks calling attention to a complaint of the director general of posts of the Philip pines that mail for the province of Que bec, abbreviated P. Q., often is mfssent to the Phil iopines. whose abbreviation is "P. I." Instructions for greater vigilance is given. HEALTH IS IMPROVED. Says He YSill Iletnrn to Work in a Few Days. Refuses to Discuss LateTroubles at the Shops. It has been many a day since the Santa Fe shop employes turned out to gTeet a man as they did John Player Thursday afternoon upon his return from California. For days and even weeks the men had looked forward to the time when they would have an op portunity to pay their respects to their former chief. - ' I ' It was whispered around the shops on Wednesday that Mr. Player would come in that afternoon, and a shop delega tion went to the depot to meet him. He did not arrive, but the men learned that he would certainly return the following afternoon. At 4 o'clock yesterday the shop whistle blew. It required no ex planation for them to understand what that meant; they began at once to turn in their work cards and drop their blocks. In a short time the shops were practically deserted, the men going in great crowds to the Santa Fe depot, where Mr. Player was to arrive. There was some delay in the arrival of the train to .which Mr. Player's spe cial car was attached, but the men were patient, and when at 5 o'clock Mo. 2 did pull in there was a rush for the south end of the platform. Mr. Player quickly appeared on the rear platform and as he alighted from his car was greeted by a great outburst of cheers and by the blowing of the whistle of a switch engine which stood nearby. He began shaking hands with a few of the men nearest him. but there were cries of "Platform," "Take the platform," and so, yielding, he was helped back up on the platform where the men could see him. It was made known to him that a short ceremony had been arranged for, and after the repeated cheering had subsided, John Hartley, paint shop foreman, stepped out. and addressing Mr. Player, ex tended the welcome in a few remarks. Mr. Hartley said: "We had heard of a great many 'platform' demonstrations for men seeking political honors. This time it is different. The reception Is for a man known to be seeking no favors but who is honored by his men because his treatment of them has been just and fair." i Mr. Hartley's words w-ere heartily ap proved by those whom he represented, as was evidenced by the lusty cheers following whnt he said. Mr. Player began his reply by saying that he was not much of a speaker, "but," said he, "I want to express my sincere thanks for this hearty expres sion of your good -will toward me. I could not say more if I stood here and talked for hours. I want to say, how ever, that I am much better than when I left here: and if I am not well now, certainly this reception ought to make a well man of me." Then Mr. Player descended from the car platform and the men began filing by shaking hands with him. This hand clasping part of the programme lasted fully ten minutes, much of the time Mr. Player using both hands. When it was i Lilt n A : fi.v !i 3 Ost?,?- Mayor Hughes to Street Commissioner Snyder: The court says I can be mayor until the man elected is given the office so keep op the good work and let no guilty man escape. W v That Are the Greatest Values We Have Yet Offered. Special No. !. AIjTol Black Thibets pe-i p r-3 and Wide Corded Serges the y n hr very swellest materials in the market tailored and j M j finished strictly up-to-date regular $13.50 values .. J j )wy J Special No. 2. f"ancy C&eriots Worsteds " All the newest weaves and patterns, including the new dark background with white and green stripes considered grand values at S12. Our Price w (lip special NO. J. wreens, ians, wives, wowns, p , blues and blacks m wor- Vl 1 steds and cheviots,very high-class, just the kind of f'j garments the nobby dressers want, our special price, i 9 nr, i Cm E m'Xj Special No. 4. High-Class Clothing fA f Of" '. 8 E iJ f 1 g h . the kind that's eaual to merchant tailors' productions all strictly hand- uiauB wiiii oiiape retaining swrr. ironis special at New Spring Hats In Tan, Otter, Brown, Black and Pearl a Hat that is equal to most $2.50 Hats for S185. Agents for the celebrated "Tiger" Brand $3.00 Hats. We have them in all the popular shades and shapes. Our Straw Hats are ready for you. Men's Sunnier Underwear. Good Balbriggan Shirts and Drawers, wer bought to sell for 35 cents, but have f marked them, per garment ZJv Fine Balbriggan and JERSEY RIBBED UNDERWEAR, worth 50 cents; our price 35c 604-608-608 KANSAS AVENUE. concluded, accompanied by his family, he -went to his home. When seen at his home last night Mr. Player seemed to be in excellent spirits. "I was very much gratified," said he, "at the greeting given me this after noon. From expressions I heard at the depot I am confident of as good service in the future as in the past. "I am a great deal better than when I left here. I weighed but 140 pounds when I left, but now I weigh 180. I never was sick before in my life, but for awhile they didn't know whether I would live or not." i . , Mr. Player evidently lias not given future plans any great consideration. "I suppose I shall begin work in less than two weeks. I am going down to the shops tomorrow and see how they are doing. I am due in Chicago on the 7th, and after that I shall be better able to tell of the future." Mr. Player refused to discuss late events in connection with shop changes. "I don't know anything about what the trouble was. I have not had a busi ness letter or a local paper since I left Topeka. I have not read any but the Los Angeles and the railroad papers." On his return trip from California Mr. Player was accompanied by Mrs. Player and his two younger sons, Byron and John i TO SHORTEN ITS LIKE. C. 351. & St. P. to Reduce Distance Be tween Chicago and Kansas City. It has been decided by the Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway company to shorten its present line between Chicago and Kansas City at least 30 miles, reducing the distance between the two cities via this route from 530 to 500 miles. This is to be accomplished by building 60 miles of new road from either Muscatine or Columbus Junction, Iowa, to Ottumwa, in the same state. The main line of this road between Chicago and Kansas City is now via Savanna, 111., and Marion and Cedar Rapids, Iowa- A survey has been made for the new route and it is expected that it will be finished within six months Concerning it President Earling says: "For years the Milwaukee and ?t. Paul has been greatly handicapped in Chicago-Kansas City business, particu larly passenger, by its long mileage compared with competitors. It is now proposed to reduce this and thus enable the company to go after short-time bus iness between the two points. When fin ished the new line will compare favor ably with any Chicago-Kansas City roads in mileage except the Santa Fe, which is the short line between the two places, with 458 miles. - "In its new route the Milwaukee & St. Paul will use the tracks of the Rock Island road from Davenport to Musca tine. "The territory to be served by the St. Paul's new road is a rich one, one dis trict being a particularly heavy ship per of sweet potatoes and watermelons." POTATO BUYER TN TOWN. Says Acreage in the Kaw Valley Not Decreased. W. W. King, a member of the firm of Moody, King & Cook, produce commis sion merchants of Chicago, was in To peka Thursday. Mr. King makes trips to Kansas every year, visiting the po tato growers along the Kaw valley and contracting the potato crop. "We usu ally handle fro.Ti 500 to 700 cars from this part of the country," said he. Mr. King does not think the number will be less than usual this year. "I noticed in the papers a few days ago," he continued, "that the acreage had decreased. I do not believe it has. They will be a little later than usual. however, in digging the crop." Mr. King was formerly a Santa Fe man. and his stop in Topeka yesterday resulted perhaps as much in the pleas ure of renewing acquaintances at the general offices as in the business for which Jie came to Kansas. t t I SANTA FE LOCALS Fireman Cliff Beeler is laying off. Fireman I. S. Tolbert, who runs on trains 113 and 114, between Topeka and Newton, was in Emporia yesterday. John B. Wolfe, of Chillicothe, ill., nas begun work as a machinist helper in the car machine shop. Fireman W. Williams has reportea for work after a short layoff. Marion Broomfield. a machinist helper in the car machine shop, has gone to Ottawa, where he will be married on Saturday. Engineer E. C. Webb has reported for duty. Engineer Robert Rollo, of the Middle division, has arrived in Topeka, and will represent that division during the ab sence of J. G. McNeil. It is understood that McNeil has asked for a fifteen day layoff and will spend the time in Mich igan. Fireman E. H. Conaway, who has been on a switch engine with Engineer Peter Anderson, but who was pulled oil when three engines were given the day work, has been placed on the emergency list. FROM NEWTON. Engineer Cai Deming is reported quite ill. Fireman Kimbrough has taken a 30 days' leave of absence. Machinist Hodgins has resigned his position here and will go to Chicago. Jack Evans of the boilershop is com pelled to absent himself from duty ow ing to illness. Harry Morgan came in from Albu querque Tuesday and is visiting his family in this city. He may remain here. Mrs. A. H. Mudge is here from Las Vegas, a guest of her son, Ernest. She will probably remain several weeks. Cecil Pharam is in Strong City this week, taking the place of an employe who is laying off on account of illness. Mrs. Theo. Dischner will go to Rocky ford, Col. She was called there by the serious illness of a sister. Ed Longwell ,the night fluewelder in the boilershop, was quite badly injured the other night. He was pulling a flue from the welding machine, when his hold slipped. He fell against a pile of flues, and injured his back. He will probably be laid up a day or two. Fireman Warren Williams, Elmer Dimeling, Chick Graybill and Dalton Reed are laying off. Joe Pixley came down from Hutchin son recently and will probably be as signed to some crew between here and rodge City. Martin JAiloney came in from Nicker son Tuesday and is again ready for work, having entirely recovered from his recent injuries. crude oil petroleum as fuel i on Its en gines, an increase of about 30 per cent within a few months. The use of crude petroleum i3 to be extended over lines of this system outside of California, it is said. R. D. Fowler has been transferred to the Dodge City-La Junta division of the Santa Fe as train master. J. D. Coffey has been appointed train master Newton to Dodge City. There is a general rumor that the double headers have been too expensive in crippling Santa Fe engines and will be discontinued. Securing Right of Way. Emporia, May 3. Judge Eaton was here today in consultation with Chief Engineer J. F. Reagan, of the Orient road. He stated that they were meeting with considerable opposition in secur ing a right of way west of town, but that they hoped to have from five to ten miles secured in a few days, and that teams would be put to work grading as soon as this was done. . i Chief Clerk Rankin Returns. A. S. Rankin, chief clerk to General Superintendent Ressegule of the Santa Fe, has returned from Monrovia, Cat. He was called there several weeks ago by the serious illness of his mother, who suffered a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Ran kin says the condition of his mother is much improved. DEGREE OF HONOR. Sirs. Lb EC. Cole, of Chanute, Elected Grand Chief of Honor. Chanute, Kan., May 3. The grand lodge Degree of Honor, auxiliary to the A. O. U. W., closed a three days' session here last evening. It was their eleventh annual meeting. The officers elected were: Grand chief of honor, Mrs. L. H. Cole, of Chanute: grand receiver, Mrs. Josephine Pepperell, Concordia; grand recorder, Mrs. Georgia Notesline, Hia watha; lady of honor. Mrs. Jenr.iu At. Kemp, of La Loupe; chief of ceremonh . Mrs. Lena Whitehead, of Parsons'; grtind usher, Mrs. Vitulia Randall, of Winfi. I 1: grand inside watch, Mrs. Minnie NVss loy, of Mulvane; grand outside wau.'i. Mrs. Josephine Weatherly, of Harper; grand medical director. Dr. Mnrtha Ha con, of Kansas City; grand represent .-i-tive, Mrs. Ada F. Riddle, Mlnm-aixdis. Additional representatives: E. M. Fence-, of Emporia and Mrs. May Rogers. Pittsburg was chosen as the next meeting place, over Wichita, Hutchin son and Independence. The committer on laws recommended that lodge dues be paid quarterly In advance on pen alty of suspension and the report was adopted to go into effect October 1. Thn report recommending that the grain! lodge adopt the classified system of as sessment the same as now in use by thu Workmen, was adopted unanimously and provision made for a two thousand dollar certificate in addition to the fivo hundred and one thousand dollar certif icates now existing. The law goes intm effect July 1. The committee also rec ommended more liberal provision for deputy's salaries which was adopted, buC left to discretion of finance committee. San Francisco and Return $60.00 via Santa Fe Route. Tickets on sale May 7th, and 8th. Good returning 30 days from date of saie. Passengers have choice of different route returning. Through Tourist and Standard sleeper also free chair car3 daily. See T. L. King, Agent, A. T. & S. Fa for particulars. London, May 3. A dispatch to thu Daily Mall from Simla announces that a high official of the Russian ministry of finance has arrived at Terheran and ia discussing with the Persian authorities a very important new and special tariff between the two countries. RAILROAD NOTES In order to accommodate the increase in travel, the Lehigh Valley railroad an nounces that with its spring change in time, about June 1, a new fast train will be put in service between New York, Philadelphia and Buffalo and Chicago via Niagara Falls. This train will leave New York 10:00 a. m.; Phila delphia j.0:30 a, m., arriving Buffalo 9:00 p. m. ; Chicago 1:28 p. m. Returning, train will leave Chicago 11:45 a. m., ar riving New York, 4:25 p. m.; Philadel phia 4:00 p. m. The train will be equip ped with new ears just turned out of the shops, and will be hauled by locomotives especially designed to make fast time. 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