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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, November 04, 1901, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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History of New Kock Island
Line to 1 Paso.
Eighty-pound Bails Laid on
New Koadbed.
400 Miles to Be Completed in
One Tear.
Sares 222 Miles From Kansas
City to 1 Paso.
"When, In the first days of January
last, the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific
railroad broke ground at Liberal, Kan.,
for its great southwestern extension, it
had 402 miles of road to build to effect
a junction at Carrizozo, N. II., with the
Kl Paso & Northeastern railroad, Car
rizozo being- 114 miles from El Paso,
thus giving a total length of line be
tween Liberal and El Paso of 546 miles,
says George K. Caldwell in the Rocky
Mountain News.
For the special purpose of complying
with the behest of the Texas law that
every railroad within the state shall
bave state operating headquarters and
also for general construction facilities
and convenience, the road building was
placed under the charters of five differ
ent railroad corporations, viz: The Chi
cago. Rock Island & Pacific itself, the
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Great 546 Kile Extension
Chicago, Rock Island & Mexico, the
Chicago, Rock Island' & El Paso, the
Rock Island & El Paso railway and the
El Paso & Northeastern. The road from
Liberal to Santa Rosa, N. M., a dis
tance of 272 miles, was placed under di
rect Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific
construction, with J. H. Conlen, vice
president of the Chicago, Rock Island &
Mexico, as chief engineer and general
manager, while from Santa Rosa to
Carrizozo. a distance of 130 miles, the
construction work was given to the El
Paso & Northeastern.
The road from Liberal to Carrizozo
will be equipped with 80-pound steel;
oak or pitch pine ties, and modern bal
lasting. The construction work is su
perb, heavy construction trains making
35 miles an hour with smoothness and
safety over fresh laid tracks.
This construction work constitutes
the initial instance of 80-pound steel
being laid on an actually new railroad
to which can be added the even great
er construction fact that the Roberts
track-laying machine is here putting
down 80-pound steel at a faster rate
than any has heretofore laid 66-pound
rails while, after the crossing of the
Canadian river and the coming of cool
er weather, Mr. Conlen expects to in
crease the track-laying pace from the
,4resent two and one-half miles to three
miles per day.
Depots, sidetracks, switches, station
houses, yardage, water tanks and
Western Union telegraph lines have all
"kept pace with actual road building, so
that the line as fast as constructed is
also ready for full and final operation.
In connection with the Rock Island
El Paso line is the new 30-mile railroad
which Is to develop the immense Daw
son coal fields, owned by the Rock Isl
and, on Beaubien and Miranda grant
In the northern part of Colfax county,
New Mexico. This road will leave the
main Rock Island rails at or near Lib
erty station, 20 miles southwest of the
Canadian river crossing, and will plant
Its rails in the New Mexican counties
of San Miguel, Mora and Colfax. The
route is now under survey, and the
road will be fully constructed by May
15. 1902. This New Mexican coal is to
feed the southeastern portion of the
Rock Island-El Paso line, and is also
doubtless to largely supply Southern
Pacific railroad demand with, and in
Addition a heavy southern domestic cus
tom. This road will also develop ex
tensive and valuable New Mexican
stock, mining and agricultural interests '
and as it will cross the Santa Fe at
Maxwell City or Dorsey, will afford a
general new north and south railroad
The completion of the El Paso road
will give the Rock Island a route 22
miles shorter between Kansas City and
El Paso than that of the Santa Fe be
tween the same points, together with a
saving of la fcours of time, the latter
fact being largely due to the favorable
alignment and maximum 1 per cent,
grade i of the new Rock Island road.
Again, the EI Paso route will shorten
Rock Island distance 40 miles between
Kansas City and Los Angeles over the
Santa Fe, while the building this fall
and winter of the new Rock Island
Missouri cut-off between Trenton and
Belknap will give that road an advant
tage of 18 miles out of Chicago to Los
Angeles, all of which shortening of dis
tance and time foreshadows a Rock
Island seizure of the great California
fruit custom and southwestern cattle,
wool and mutton shipments, together
with the corresponding passenger
traffic. In other words, the building of
the Rock Island-El Paso road consti
tutes a veritable western railroad rev
olution, as the other great lines must
perforce at least meet these new speed
The entire line from Liberal. Kas., to
El Paso will be in full operation by
January 1, 1902.
Dalhart is the point of crossing of
the Rock Island-El Paso road and the
Fort Worth & Denver rails, and is lo
cated on the dividing line of Dallam
and Hartley counties, the name of the
town being coined from the first syl
lable of each of the names of these re
spective counties.
With a present population of 400,
Dalhart is soon to count her people by
the thousands, and will in the near fu
ture amply justify the proud name al
ready being written by her progres
sive citizens of "The Princess of the
Panhandle Prairies."
The town now has twenty business
houses and a dozen or more structures
of various kinds in progress of erection,
including a $4,000 hotel and a commo
dious Fort Worth & Denver City rail
road passenger and freight depot.
Dalhart is the official headquarers
and private home of Vice President and
General Manager Conlen of the Chi
cago, Rock Island & Mexico railroad,
the Rock Island buildings here includ
ing a round-house, repair shops, pas
senger and freight depots, general of-
of the Kock Island Route.
I fices, an abundant railroad water sup
ply system, big stock yards and ex
tended and well equipped yardage, it
being in this latter direction the great
storage and shipping point for the con
struction material of the new road.
As the principal operating, divisional
and mechanical point for 400 miles of
Rock Island rails, Dalhart will have a
monthly pay-roll reaching up into the
tens of thousands of dollars.
The construction cost of the Rock
Island-El Paso line will approximate
$7,000,000, an average of about J15.000
per mile.
48,000,000 FRANC DEFICIT.
One Undesirable feature of Govern
ment Ownership of Railroads.
The Matin, a French newspaper quoted
by the Paris correspondent of the Lon
don Times and the New Tork Times,
says the French railways are about to
ask the state to provide rather more
than 48,000,000 francs, the amount by
which the railways' net profits fall short
of the fixed charges. The correspon
dent says the amount of the railway de
ficit will probably exceed 60,000,000
francs by the end of the year. He adds
that the general budget deficit i3 likely
to be 100,000,000 francs.
Notice of His Appointment Sent Oat
From City of Mexico.
"Por haber renunclado su cargo el Sr.
F. W. Johnstone, para ocuparse en etros
negocios, queda el Sr. Ben Johnson
nombrado desde esta fecha Superin
tendente de Maquinaria."
The above is quoted from an official
circular received at the State Journal
office from H. R. Nickerson and A. A.
Robinson, of the Mexican Central rail
way. It is of interest to Topeka people,
as will be seen by the following trans
lation: "Mr. F. W. Johnstone having re
signed to engage in other business. Mr.
Ben Johnson is appointed superintend
ent of machinery, effective this date."
New Stoking Device For Locomotives
Is a Success.
An automatic locomotive stoker bids
fair to make the fireman's position a
sinecure. Despite the fact that the con
trivance is said to be proving a success,
there is no talk of doing without the
services of firemen, who will be expect
ed to take more part in the running of
the engines provided the fuel is taken
care cf.
An engine ran into Columbus recent
ly on time with her flues leaking after
a hard run and with her steam blowing
off. During the entire trip the fireman
had toyed with the "furniture" of the
cab in order to keep busy. It is stated
that, although the engine had a hard
load to pull, steam pressure was main
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tained at the maximum every mile of
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j. we auwuidLii: is Luner is operatea vy
a small engine supplied with steam from
the locomotive, so that the engine may
be said to feed itself. The coal is dis
tributed regularly over the entire grate
aca, aim v i l n me perrect evenness et
much sought after. The use of the
wuiaLca t-ii f necessity or opening
the fire door, and consequently there is
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Santa Fe Delighted With Its Newly
Purchased Arizona Railroad.
tFrom the Chicago Record-Herald.l
Officials of the Santa Fe who have in
vestigated the possibilities of the Santa
Fe, Prescott & Phoenix road declare
that it is the most valuable purchase
aeciaea upon by the company in many
years. The road extends from Ash
Fork, Ariz., to Phoenix, a distance of
miles, and the statement is made
that its traffic is better balanced than
that of almost any other road in the
west, it is so peculiarly situated that
the lumber, coke, coal and supplies
needed for the mining districts of south
west Arizona must come over' it; while
the agricultural products of the Salt
river valley are needed and must be
had In the regions whence come the
lumber and supplies. Accordingly, the
percentage of empties which have to be
hauled is exceedingly small.
The road runs through the heart of
one ol the richest mining districts in
tne world. Near it are located the won
derful Verdi mines of Senator Clark
the Congress mines, the "Vulture and
the Wickenburg district, rich in vein
and placer. In addition, it taps a val
ley of immense area capable of profit
able irrigation. The Salt river valley
now has an Inadequate system of irri
gating canals, and it is said that the
government soon will establish an irri
gation reservoir, which will result in
the reclamation of millions of acres of
fertile lands.
New Michigan Law Wil Be Obeyed
by All Roads.
Officers of the railroads operating out
of Chicago into Michigan are preparing
to reduce their passenger rates to 2
cents per mile to comply with the law
in that state fixing that as a maximum,
which will go into effect the first day
Of next year.
For several days rate clerks repre
senting these roads have been in con
ference in Chicago making preliminary
arrangements for establishing the new
schedules. Tariffs have not yet been
actually printed or even agreed upon in
the hope that some delay may be had
in putting in the lower fares.
A general reduction of passenger
rates from 3 to 2 cents per mile will
mean immense financial losses to the
roads operating in that state. There
appears no disposition, however, fur
ther to fight the new statute and it is
probable that the lower rates will be
announced soon.
The Michigan Central is the only road
that would be exempt from the new
law if its officers saw fit to take ad
vantage of their rights. This company
is operating under a special charter
which exempts it from statutory re
ductions in rates. Stockholders of the
Michigan Central will hold a special
meeting in Detroit soon to consider the
advisability of giving up the old
charter and reorganizing the company
under the general railroad laws of the
Bays No Road Will Be Built From
Belleville Now.
A Concordia man has received the
following letter concerning the rumor
that the Rock Island would build south
from Belleville:
"I do not think there is any substan
tial basis for the newspaper report that
this company is about to extend its line
south from Belleville. Such a line may
be built some time, and I think ought
to be; but I do not think the matter
will be taken up at the present time.
"M. A. LOW."
W. J. Miner Gets an Appointment at
W. J. Miner has been appointed elec
trician for the Santa Fe at Newton,
and in the future will devote his entire
time and attention to this work. He
will have charge of the lighting appa
ratus on the trains and will be com
pelled to make all of them and see that
Stomachs That
Won't Work,
That Retain the Food and Refuse to
Digest It, Make the Head Heavy
and the Nerves Weak, Need
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets.
There is a cure for dyspepsia. Suffer
ers who have tried noxious nostrums will
probably be skeptical, but skepticism van
ishes when Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets
are tried. "Whether the trouble is dyspep
sia of long- staiiding-, or merely a. simple
case of indigestion, relief is prompt and
pronounced. The less the trouble the
fewer tablets need be taken.
Heaviness after eating-, sour stomach,
as indicated by belching, fatigue with
slight exertion or with no exertion at all,
disturbed sleep, nervousness, constipation,
depression, "blues," these things can com
monly be set down as symptoms of dys
pepsia. And dyspepsia is merely indiges
tion in an aggravated form.
By promoting perfect digestion, Stuart's
Dyspepsia Tablets produces strong nerves,
restful, refreshing sleep, pure blood and
good sound healthy flesh. They make the
skin clear, the eyes bright, the mind
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets are a medi
cine and more than a medicine. They
digest the food and make it easy of as
similation, and they relieve the in
flamed, diseased condition of the mem
braneous lining and the glands of the
stomach and bowels. They help the di
gestive organs over the hard places, and
put them into a healthy, active condition.
They effect a quick and permanent cure.
You don't have to continue taking them
forever, still it is well to have a box
handy and take one at the first return
of the trouble
Perfectly well people are made sick by
eating too much, or unwholesome food,
but not if they take a tablet after eating.
Treatment with Stuart's Dyspepsia Tab
lets does not necessitate dieting or any
change of habits. They digest the proper
food and act upon the other kind in such
a way as to make it pass off quickly and
harmlessly. You may eat and drink what
you like, and as much as you like if you
you like, when you like, and as much as
you like if you take a tablet afterwards.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets are sold by
all drugerists at 50c for full size package.
Send to F A. Stuart Co.. Marshall.
Mich., for1 little book on stomach diseases,
mailed free.
Sufferers from this horrible malady
Nearly always inherit it not necessarily
irom the parents, out may be from some
remote ancestor, for Cancer often runs
through several generations. This deadly
poison may lay dormant in the blood for
years, or until you reach middle life, then
the first little sore or nicer makes its ap
pearance or a swoiien giana in tne
breast, or some other part of the body,
Kives the first warning.
To cure Cancer thoroughly and perma
nently all the poisonous virus must be
Y eliminated from the blood every vestaee
of it driven out. This S. S. S. does, and
is the only medicine that can reach deep-
seatea, oostinate oiooa trouoies like this.
When all the poison has been forced out
of the system the Cancer heals, and the
disease never returns.
Cancer begins often in a small way, as the
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continues good. Mrs. R. Shirer, La Plata, Mo.
is ine creates! ot all
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Cancer, containing valuable and interest
ing information about this disease, and
write our physicians about your case. We
make no charge for medical advice.
everything is in working order. Here
tofore he has looked after the work a
portion of the time, and when he was
not employed in making- some repairs
he was kept busy in the yards fixing
bad-order cars. In the future the work
will be looked after carefully, which
will give him all he can do.
Increase of $227,501 in Gross Earn
ings of September.
Another gratifying monthly report has
been given out by the Rock Island offi
cials. A good increase is shown over the
corresponding month of 1900. A notable
feature of the September statement is
that most of the increase in gross earn
ings comes from the passenger traffic.
Kollowine- is a detailed statement of
earnings, expenses, etc., for the month of
September, and for the six months ended
on September 30, 1901:
September: IBM. 1900. Inc.
Passenger IS2O.091 S632.tfl2 $187,479
Freight 1,7,SS5 1,725.911 37,973
Miscellaneous .... 101.797 99,748 2,049
Gross earnings ...2.65.774 2.45S.272 227,501
Other income 17,52 2,242 15.320
Total income 2,703,337 2,460,515 242,821
Op. expenses and
taxes i.i9(,o i,4iis,ut jis.-jsi
Net income 1,106.249 987,418 118,830
Charees 319,000 316.997 - 2.002
Surplus 7S7.349 670,421 116,827
Si-v months to Sentember 30:
Passenger 4.128.187 3.336,121 792,0CS
Freight 9,690,156 8,633,061 1,057.095
Miscellaneous ... 633. .637 601,993 31,643
Gross earnings ..14,451.981 12,571,176 1,880,805
Other income 3ts,J9o io.km
Total income 14,815,127 12,917,697 1,827,430
Op. expenses and
taxes 9,581.466 8.515.005 1,066,461
Net income 5,233.660 4.402,692 830,968
Charges 1,914.000 1,901,892 12,017
Surplus 3,319,660 2,500.709 818,951
California Limited to Carry Mail Be
tween Chicago and Kansas City.
The California limited of the Santa
Fe, which commenced its daily runs
Sunday morning, is to be made a Uni
ted States mail tram. A postal car
and corps of clerks will be put on the
train next Saturday morning.
This service, however, will extend
only between Kansas City and Chicago.
Kansas City merchants believe that this
change will be of considerable commer
cial advantage to the town, by giving
quicker mail connections with eastern
and northern points.
C. L. "Walter is a new machinist.
E. M. Ervin, a machinist helper, quit
T. E. Retter of the blacksmith shop has
been laying off.
Engineer Chris McGinnis has been lay
ing off a trip or two.
3-1. E. Creamer, a helper in the black
smith shop, has been laying off.
Switchman Ben Williams has reported
for duty after a lay off of 30 days.
John Shuart and David W izer of the
coach truck gang have been off duty.
Engineers Islio of Leavenworth and
Randlett of Osage City were in Toueka
Fireman Edward Ash was off duty
Saturday and William Packard went out
in his place.
O. W. Swope of Lynnside, W. Veu, is
the guest of Claude Shumate of the
roundhouse force.
J. W. Snyder of Dubuque, la., is visit-
ins R. S. Stockwell, a packer in the
storehouse, for a few days.
Brakeman D. L. Rader of Argentine
has taken a lay off of 90 days and will go
to San Francisco to spend the winter.
T. A. Clements of the blacksmith shop
has been obliged to be absent from work
for a short time on account of sickness.
E F Fuller, tender of the Second street
switch cabin, was off duty Saturday. O.
F. Kearns handled the levers m ms ab
Work on the last sixi of the new refrig
erator cars has been begun, the first half
of the order of twelve having been com
Frank Tuekerman. assistant chief clerk
in the office of Superintendent of Trans
portation Kouns. spent Sunday in Kan
sas City.
Switchman John Norton has been lay
ing off because of the illness of his wife.
George Whitney has been supplying in
his place.
John Stafford of the coach paint shop
has taken enouc-h time awav from the
shops to reshingle his residence out at
tiast i-tiu.
Georere Dommc. a laborer in Mullen's
gang which strips engines, has reported
after a brief lay off on account of an in
ured hand.
William Bush, a roundhouse machinist.
came in this morning after a lay off of
two days. He put in part of the time out
in tne country.
F. C. Onion, who formerly worked in
the blacksmith shop as a helper, will go
to work sooni in the drafting room at the
machine shop.
Georere Bicrham of the north end switch
engine has been off for a day or two.
John Casey has been acting as foreman
during his absence.
The wife of R- J. Putnam of the ma
chine shop is ill. Only a few weeks ago
she recovered from a siege of ' sickness
which lasted for a good wmie.
William Boetcher. a tinner who has
been detained at his home for several
weeks by an attack or rever. is better.
He lives at 706 West Sixth street.
Robert C. Clift has been holdine: down
the .right side of the north end switch
engine for a day or two while John Muir,
'the regular man, has been laying off.
J. C. Kennedy, general yardmaster, is
. iijwj J llf, a. lion LI UIU U I 1 'L 111-1 r f 1 J X .
who is foreman of the Burlington and
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James West, a coach painter, has gone
to Chicago to be the guest for a short
time of his son-in-law, Edward Rice, who
is head draftsman for the company at
max piace.
David Nicoll of the oil room at the
storenouse was in St. Joseph over Sun
day visiting a son wiio holds a clerkship
in the terminal offices of the Santa Fe
at tnat place.
Engineer Clay Hayman, who has been
running on trains 5 and 8 in place of En
gineer Harry Jones who is sick, has been
relieved by John Gilpin of the Cotton
wood division.
Fireman John Helvie, who has been
running on the through trains west of
Topeka with I. Wellman, has signed up
for the evening passenger between here
and St. Joseph.
Jesse Smelser, who works on coach
trucks, has absented himself for a day or
two in order to move into a new resi
dence which he has just completed out
on Twiss avenue.
Sunday the new heating plant at the
roundhouse was fired up and from now
until spring no doubt will be kept going
most of the time. Peter Butler is in
charge of the boilers.
Edwin Stone, who formerly tended the
switches at the Second street shanty at
nights, but who for a few weeks traded
with John Starr for a job in the yards,
has returned to his former place.
David T. Nicoll, a clerk in the office of
General Manager Mudge. has disposed of
his Topeka property and has gone to Chi
cago to attend medical college. He is a
son of David Nicoll of the oil house at
the shops.
Engineer Hadlev Rossetter of the Cot
tonwood division was up from Emporia
Saturday. He will probably take one of
the limited runs out of here, both the east
and west end places for engineer on that
train being vacant.
Bnsrineer Bvron Smith, who has been
resting up in Osage county for the past
ten aays, nas returned to lopeKa ana
went out on his engine Saturday. His
son Edward, who is a nreman here, also
came back with him.
John Wall, the unfortunate machine
man in the mill who a few days ago lost
the ends of three fingers by catching his
hand in a jointer, is recovering from the
injury. It will be some time before he
can go to work again.
Georee Klussman. formerly a machinist
in Topeka shops but for a year or more
engineer in a large flouring mill at Man
hattan, has returned and began work for
tne sant-i Fe again today. He made tne
change on account of ill health.
John McClearie. a draftsman at Raton.
N. M.. who came up several weeks aero
to help out with the plans for the new
oil burning engine, has returned to that
place, ivicuiearie was tormerly chief or
that department here, but had to leave
because of poor health-
There is a vacancy for eneineer on
mixed trains 4S7 and 4SS. running between
Florence and Ellinwood. There is also
a run open for a fireman on trains 417 and
418. west from Newton. Both positions
will be jriven to the oldest men applying;
between now and November 9.
Hjalmar East, a brother of Fred East
of the blacksmith shop, is in New York
taking a post-graduate course of medical
lectures before bidding good-bye to civil
ization to go to India as a missionary.
He was here for several davs during; the
summer and addressed one of the Tuesday
snop meetings.
James Anderson, a laborer in Martin
Reardon's gang working in the sheds,
lost two pairs of shoes as the result of a
Halloween ioke which someone played
on him. While he was asleep the party
slipped in, took them from under the bed
and the next morning Anderson showed
up for work in an old pair of boots.
In the San Francisco "Call of recent
date is a long editorial pointing out the
commercial value of Point Richmond to
the city of San Francisco. Point Rich
mond is the extreme western terminus
of the Santa Fe and about all it is it
owejg to the railroad company. From ac
counts it is a place of rapidly increasing
John Mullen, a brother of James Mul
len, assistant foreman of the blacksmith
shop, left today for his home in San
iTanclsco atter a visit in lopeKa ana
Brookfleld. Mo., of about a month. He
was formerly in the blacksmith depart
ment of the Santa Fe here, and is now
employed at that trade in the Golden
Gate city.
About h&lf of thft iob of nuttine on the
roof of thtsheds has been finished. There
probably isn t a place of improvement
around the shops that will cause more
satisfaction tnan tnis, lor tne old covering-
has been in such shape a good while
that during storms it has leaked badly
and has made much discomfort for the
men in that department.
Joseph Fentiman returned to his Dlace
in the blacksmith shop this morning after
having been away about three weeks.
Fentiman went to Colorado partly on
nleasure as well as to look after some
mining interests which he has 30 miles
from Denver. He is sanguine in his be
lief that something good is to come from
the investment which he has made out
Peter Schoenfeldt. who auit the black
smith shop a few days ago and has since
gone to work on the section, is just re
covering from a scalp injury which he re
ceived a few days ago. As he was help
ing null out a tie another laborer acci
dentally drew back with a pick, striking
Schoenfeldt in the head and cutting a
gash that required six stitches for clos
ing. He is able to be on duty.
Trf-tters received lately from Nate Caf-
ferty, who went out to San Bernardino
a few weeks ago to work at the machin
ist's trade after finishing his apprentice
ship in the Topeka shops, indicate that
he is well pleased with the situation
there. He has for a roommate Thomas
Mulvihill, a former Topeka shop man, and
of course meets every day lots of the fel
lows who used to be employed by the
company at this place.
Fire Chief Snvder is determined to train
his men to such a point of efficiency that
thev will be able to do exactly the right
thing at the proper time when called out
to protect Santa Fe property. Saturday
afternoon he took the fellows out for an
other practice, and it is expected that this
custom will be followed regularly once a
week. So far a thorough drill in making
couplings has been given, but hereafter
the practice will be conducted according
to the needs of the members.
Tbo wife of David Cornelius, foreman of
a gang in the car sheds, and her three
children came near being seriously hurt
in an accident which happened late Sat
urday evening at the corner of Fifth and
Madison streets. While going to the shops
frr- htr husband a waeon driven by a
negro collided with the carriage she was
driving and herself and three little ones
were tnrown to tne pavemeni. uuuMiy
no one was badly hurt, but the front
wheel of the buggy was torn off.
Since the first of the month the com
pany has quit issuing ice to the shop
men. It is doubtful if during any season
yet has there been such a consumption of
this luxury as has been the case since
the warm season began. This is due to
the length of the summer and especially
to the extreme heat and the drouth which
existed. Those conditions made it neces
sary for the men to drink unusually large
quantities of water, which of course were
kept cool by a plentiful supply of ice.
George Gerberick. foreman of the air
brake gang on the east side of the tracks,
has been in Valley Falls for a day or
two attending an old fashioned wood
chopoing in which the neighbors of one
conirhunitv gather and put in the day
cutting wood for the winter use of some
particular tarmer. unis event is equal m
imnortance to that of the husking bees
and log rollings which in the rural dis
tricts used to be about as big a thing
as the rink teas and the needle clubs are
among the women nowadays.
fiifforrt Balrd. a south shop machinist.
has received a letter from Captain Wil
liam S. Graves of company A. Twentieth
T-criilnT-s. rpardine the disoosal of the
bortv of his brother Basil I. Baird. The
latter was drowned off the coast of one
of the Philippines last June. His rela
tives, alter uemss nunutfu ui ms ileum,
immediately made request for the re
moval of the corpse to the United States.
and it is in reply to this that his captain
writes. It is not understood, nowevern
just when this will re accomplished, al
though the relatives are hopeful that the
government win t l duihi. a uuiuun Kt.
pieces of property which the young man
had are in Manila awaiting an order from
his folks before they are sent home.
s E. Busser. superintendent of Santa
Fe libraries, passed through Topeka Sat
urdav on his way from the east to Point
Richmond, CaL, where he will establish
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anoiesticKs, lviatcn
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jn.tLi x rays, ci&.,
2 These are artistic goods, and each one is worth
more than the price asked All we
; ask is that you see them. J
This week we are
of 25 on White
for Decorating,
This does not include
i 503 Kansas Avenue.
Towards which the eyes of the
world are turned ; where great
opportunities are open to every
one, is best and quickest reached
by the
No better trains in the world than
those run Yia this line.
For fall information call on or address
F. A. LEWIS, City Ticket Agent,
535 Kansas Avenue.
J. C. FULTON, Depot Agent,
We Sell, Rent, Repair and Exchange
.We sell Tabulating Attachments.
We sell Typewriter Supplies.
We sell Typewriter Fvirnifure.
We furnish Stenographers and Operator.
Can We SerOe yoxt
105 West 9th Street, Kansas City.
E. B. MacDowell, 112 West 6th Street, Topeka.
at once a new reading" room of 5,030 vol
umes. At that place the Santa Fe has in
the neighborhood of 3U0 employes and it
will be of great benefit to them to have
access to such a number of books. Su
perintendent Busser appears to be pleased
with the situation as regards his work
and savs that new reading rooms are be
ing established all the time. It is pro
posed that about the next point will be
Amarillo, Tex., a prominent division town
on the road and a lace where such an
institution would do lots of good. In a
late number of the Brooklyn "Eagle" is
an extended write-up of the Santa, Fe
libraries by Elliot Flower.
Wall in the New Lowman Hill School
Buildipg Weakened.
On account of a weak arch in the
middle wall of the Lowman Hill school
building now being built, the wall set
tled several inches and had to be
patched up.
In the middle wall, of the building is
a large, low arch which opens from
the front hall into the rear vestibule.
The arch was made too low and too
long, and as a result could not bear
the heavy weight upon it. The arch
gave way several inches, and the upper
walls settled. An extra arch was built
under the" one that was weakened, and
it is thought that the walls will be solid
and safe.
When You Get a Headache.
don't waste a minute, but go to your
druggist and get a box of Krause's Head
ache Capsules. They will prevent pain,
even though your skull were cracked.They
are harmless, too. Read the guarantee.
Price 25c. Sold by Gforge W. Stansfield,
632 Kansas ave.; Marshall Bros., 115 Kan
sas ave.
(TrfyirtiQ i
noiaers, ink otands, J
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lur lut ixuu t.
giving a Discount
China Fancy Pieces
White China Dinner Sets.
Tuned Promptly
by Rossell-Harding Music Co.,
807 Kansas Ave.
o! contracting Sickness
. if you use
That's the Kind
furnished by the
Water Co.
Telephone 122.
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