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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAIj, MONDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 25. IS01.
RAILR0AD NEWS. Tarions Estimates on the Cost of Arizona Wreck. They Vary From S 5,000 to 250,000. ARIZONA A GOOD PLACE Officials Say the Laws There Are Lenient. Road Not Obliged to Pay Such Ileary Damages. "If we were obliged to have an acci dent" said an official of the claims de partment of the Santa Fe. in speaking of the recent wreck of the two limited trains at Franconia, Ariz., "we would be unable to select a better place for it, from the standpoint of the railway's in terests, than Arizona." The laws of Arizona on the subject of damages in railway wrecks are much less strict than the laws of most states. Karsas laws are considered by railway officials to be very severe. Kansas laws bold the railways liable for all injury done to employes for which the employe is not responsible. The bisr wreck is now left mostly for the claims department of the road to attend to. An attorney for the department was sent to the scene of the wreck post haste. He has been working hard since then keeping track of the employes who were hurt. He knows exactly how badly each one was injured and is prepared to adjust claims with the injured and protect the company in case of damage suits. "We expect to deal fairly with all the employes who were hurt in the wreck.' said the same official who spoke of the leniency of Arizona laws. "It is always customary to do something for employes who are injured in wrecks." There were eight people killed in the wreck and seventeen injured. It is likely that if the road gets off with damages amounting to w,00o it will be well satis Sed. The loss of property occasioned by the wreck is enormous. A Los Angeles offi cial is repnrted to estimate it at S-WUHiO. This is probablv much too high. It is be lieved that $U,0U0 will cover the cost of the destroyed cars. There will also be a heavy loss for baggage destroyed. Footed up. therefore, the total loss of the wreck will be something like this: Xamaee for employes $ 40.000 Two dining car 2",000 Two composite cars Jt3,0 One Pullman car Damage for baggage destroyed 6,0uo Total $134,000 One prominent Santa Ke official who was asked to state what, in his opinion, would be the total financial loss, said that it would not run over STiV.'.'OO. All these estimates do not take into con sideration the loss to business or the loss in reputation which always accompanies a wreck, no matter how carefully and ju diciously the affairs of the road may be administered. CHANGED THE ROUTE. New Locations For Factories at Iola Are Opened XT p. Iola, Kan., Nov. 25. Surveyors are at work on the switch of the Fort Scott, Iola & Western which makes a radical change in the route as first suggested. The road originally contemplated mak ing their switch to run from the main line west of Rock Creek and thence keeping to the south of the Missouri Pacific switch to the plant. This plan has evidently been changed for the road is now being surveyed to run from the main line east of the creek which will make a crossing of the creek un necessary. The road will run south of Rock Creek and will cross Elm Creek above its junction with Rock Creek. The new line will be a good thing for Iola. The factory sites are becoming scarce and the new line will open up tther sites that will allow factories to fee built on a railroad line. Heretofore in order to get on a railroad line it has been necessary to keep close to the present lines of the Santa Fe and Mis eouri Pacific but now it will be possible to locate a factory further from town. The new switch will also be much cheaper for the railroad as they will not have to build an expensive tressle work over Rock Creak as the Missouri Pacific did. OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. 'Western Division Headquarters Now at Dodge City. An official announcement has been re ceived at the Santa Fe general offices here, signed by Geo. E. Ayer, superin tendent of the western division, stating that the headquarters of the division are now located at Dodge Cttv, and di recting that all mail and telegrams be directed to that place. The headquart ers changed on November 14. as stated in the Journal of November 15. The announcement is somewhat out of the ordinary because it is signed by Mr. Ayer and not by General Superin tendent Hurley of the western grand division, as is usual in such circulars Dodge City people are greatly pleased with the new grip which the town has taken on Santa Fe business, as is shown by the following dispatch re ceived by the State Journal- Dodge City. Kas.. Nov. 25. The ex pectations of the citizens of Dodge City were fully realized when they witnessed the change of headquarters for the western division of th - ' UUII KO. X tf HO III La Junta to Dodge City. Several cars r. H transplant furniture for office equipment and supplier nZl ?Ve m.eans a srpat deal to Dodge City, as it brings an aggregate of representative citizens, most of rH?,mHhave fa5llie3 and will take up their homes at Dodge permanently. The citizens nave been very alert to this new order of things and extendi lib eral accommodations in every wav a he new organization will consoli- "Worth Its Weight in Gold" DR. HADWAT & CO.."BwIn time, but I consider the R. R R f ome perior to this, as it AhMfl TJo,. 7 " " toothache, neuralgia rheum-ITf . so, pains and weakn'eL iT '?m',iumba or kidneys, pains armfnri tl llack' SDine Tey "welling of tne nts nAVer - p'eu all kinds. The amiio?i? andTPams of Ready Relief wiiffotd ," f dy' and tui continued use for aw,a,te ease got. a permanent cure.r Vft" bI A saaaxo get kadwavs. W U y li i M date the offices of superintendent, dis patchers, trainmasters, general foreman and roadmasters at this point, where for the time being they will occupy apartments in the bank building which have been conveniently fitted up for that purpose. What is particularly noticeable in connection with the above is the harmony and system employed in transplanting the offices from their various locations to Dodge City, to the extent that none of the offices incurred any delay as with most moves of this nature; another instance indicative of the good management and superior per sonal supervision of Superintendent Geo. E. Ayer. USE OLD BOILER FLUE a Burlington & Missouri River Road Use Them For Fence Posts. The Burlington and Missouri River railroad during 1900 used 12,500 posts which were made by the company out of discarded boiler flues, and in the two years preceding 10,000 posts Vere made. The company discards from 6, 000 to 8,000 flues a year and sometime ago the general superintendent, T. E. Calvert, conceived the idea of using these flues for fence posts. The road runs largely through prairie coun try, and it is estimated that about 10,000 wooden poets are burned every year by prairie fires. Experience shows that the flue posts as made by the company cost from 16 to lSJ cents, depending on the scrap value of the old flues. Red cedar posts cost 12V4- cents and oak posts 16 to 16i cents. The flues are cut to length and holes are punched for attaching the wire, then they are coated with tar and concrete bases are attach ed to them. This latter process is car ried on in batteries, each containing forty-eight molds. The flues are put in the molds and the concrete poured around, this being made one part ce ment, three parts sand, three parts stone. The stone used is from the size of a grain of corn to that of a walnut. NO ONE FOR THE PLACE. John Player Says There Will Be a Successor For Henderson. "The selection of a successor to Geo. M. Henderson, as assistant superintend ent of machinery for the Santa Fe has not yet been made," said John Player to a State Journal reporter today. Mr. Player has returned from a trip to Chi cago. "The office will not be abolished," he continued in answer to a question, "but the work will be carried forward for some time the same as heretofore. The question of who will succeed Mr. Hen derson when he assumes the duties of superintendent of machinery was not touched upon at the meeting of the offi cials at Chicago. It will be decided later." STOVES IN BOX CARS. Potato Shippers Obliged to Use Ex traordinary Precautions. Potato shippers of the northwest fear that the car shortage is going to de prive them of much of the benefit they hoped to derive from the peculiar con ditions which now exist on the mar ket. The bulk of potato shipments from the northwest find a market in Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Ne braska, and southwestern territories, and in former years the various rail roads secured the necessary refrigerator equipment from the private car lines, of which there were a large number. This year the bulk of the private car line refrigerator equipment is owned by the Armour Car company, and owing to large meat and fruit business there are none of these cars to spare for the potato traffic. In consequence shippers are compell ed to accept box cars, and equip each one with a stove, as well as send a man in charge of the cars, and this adds considerably to the cost of transporta tion. KANSAS WORK FINISHED. Lantry Bros. Are 'Ready to Leave For San Francisco. Lantry's force of men has completed its contract work at Wellsville and will leave this week for Strong City. A large part of the grading outfit will be unloaded there and new machinery and tools taken on for work on their con tract job at San Francisco. The work to be undertaken there will last from three to four years. They will fill in the 30 acre tract of salt marsh known as China Basin. MOONEY AN OLD EMPLOYE, Section Foreman Killed Saturday Had Been in Charge 16 Tears. Thomas Mooney, the Santa Ke section foreman at De Soto, who was struck and killed by No. 5 Saturday morning, had been in charge of the men there for 16 years. He was 54 years old, a widower and had no children. Mooney could have saved himself had he jumped, but when the train rounded a slight curve at a speed of 40 miles an hour, he did not seem to understand the situation and from what can be learned, made no effort to get out of the way. Kngineer Lusk. who was in the cab. of the 10(4, was blinded by steam and knew nothing about it until the form of the man had been tossed to one side by the locomotive. The same day Engineer William Rain, who was pulling No. 1 with locomotive l'"il, ran into a team of horses near Men don, Mo., 13 miles west of Marceline, kill ing both of them. Nobody was hurt and no further damage was done. MORT CHAMBERLAIN DEAD, Well Known Brakeman on Santa Fe Plug Succumbs to Heart Failure. Brakeman W. M. Chamberlain, who for years has had a run on the plug between Topeka and Kansas City, died Saturday night at the Santa Fe hospital of heart trouble and rheumatism. Chamberlain was able to work up to as late as ten days ago, and only last Tuesday evening he met his train upon its arrival at Topeka. There was a sud den turn for the worse, however, which resulted in his death. Chamberlain had been in the service of the company since August, 1892. For a while he was braking on freight out of here, but most of the time he has spent on the passenger run between here and Kansas City. Because of that he had become one of the best known trainmen working out of here. He was 49 years old and married. Prev ious to entering the service of the rail road, he was superintendent of a To peka omnibus line. , Santa Fe Sued For $10,000. The Santa Fe Railroad company has been made the defendant in a $10,000 damage suit in the United States cir cuit court here. The suit is brought by Rose Gerard-of Argentine, who alleges that owing to negligence upon the part of a Santa Fe switching crew in the yards of the American Smelting and Refining company at Argentine, her husband, Frank Gerard was killed. The case was originally brought in the Wy andotte county district court but was removed to the United States court- Must Pass Examination. It has been decided to have all switch engineers pass the regular time card examination. This is a part of the ex amination which firemen seeking pro motion to road service are required to take and it is proposed on the Eastern division to put ' in force the same rule for yard men. Ample time will be given for the men to perfect themselves in this, and then they will be called for as wanted. Rock Island News From Pratt. H. Dyer, formerly agent at Kowler, Kan., has been appointed agent at Lo gan, N. M., on the ElPaso line. Relief Agent Kirkpatrick took charge of Fow ler station. H. W. Donaldson, agent , at Tampa has resigned and will engage in busi ness. F. F. Wood took Tampa agency. W. F. Page was appointed agent at Renfrow, Ok., vice H. Hollingsworth. who was assigned to other duties. J. H. Burnett, operator at Herington, has been appointed night dispatcher at that point. - Conductor Taylor has been taking Conductor Naramore's run on 61 and 62 between Herington the past few days. Conductor C. Hough has gone to work on the chain gang and Conductor WTeil took his run on 61 and 62 between Her ington and Pratt. Three new stations have recently been located on the El Paso line Sand Springs, Naravisa and Revuelto, N. M. Cbanute Wants a Depot. General Superintendent Resseguie, accompanied by Superintendent Barnes and Trainmaster Easley, has been in- . specting the Southern Kansas division yesterday and today, says the Chanute Tribune. After inspecting the Colony branch yesterday they came to Cha nute last evening and went over to Pittsburg after an hour stop. They re turned this afternoon and went down to Coffeyvllle, and will probably return tomorrow up the line. It is to be hoped that Mr. Resseguie had Chanute's need for a new depot well impressed on his mind while here. ABOUT RAILROAD PEOPLE. Engineer Chris McGinnis is the father of a baby girl. Switchman William Busby was laying off Saturday and Sunday. . Fred Short of the south shop has been off on account of a lame back. Philip Engstrom. a south shop machin ist, has been off duty for two days. Julius Carlson, a coach carpenter, has been sick and unable to work for two days. Reed Sayler, head fireman at the mill, went out near Elmont for a hunt Satur day. Joseph Phillips, day fire builder in the roundhouse, has been off duty for a short time. Brakeman E. O. Van Beck is home from Osage City, where he has been for a week. Engine 2297 has been brought in for a general overhauling. It has been in yard service. Walter Worland and Ben Dustin, jr., of the tank room have been reported sick for several days. Engineer Gregory was over from Marce line Saturday. He may take a passenger run out of Topeka. Machinist John Taylor is enjoying a visit this week from his sister, Mrs. Ann Beeton and sn of Winfield. After about a two weeks' lay off, the cross head planer, which has been under going repairs, is in service again. Brakeman P. A. Capps has taken a run on the local between Topeka and Em poria, relieving E. M. Sherburne. Joseph Woodburn of the blacksmithing department has reported for duty after having been off for a day or two. Brakeman E. T. Brown, who runs out of here, was called to Omaha, Neb., Sat urday by the death of a brother. it Simply because he has a hair cut which is a little close, John Scnneibel of the ma chine shop has been dubbed "Bill Nye." Jacob Volkert. foreman of the plating room, has almost recovered from his re cent illness and is now ready for business again. v Joseph Phillips, a coach painter who has been out for several days because of an attack of rheumatism, has reported for duty. The wife of James Dunn of the hand car department is hone from Crawford county. Pa,, where she has been spending six weeks. Matt. Stuart, who has been working un der E. E. Jenks in the east shop, has been transferred to Ira Miller's gang in the same department. J. B. Eekerman has been transferred to making slabs on No. 2 hammer in the place of Harry Sullivan, who has been off sick for a short time. David Stitt, the former carpenter who has been ill for a good while, is still a very sick man. He is the father of Ed ward Stitt, a boilermaker. 3 At the funeral of Mrs. Max Thymian Sunday afternoon there was a large at- Nervous Dyspepsia. A CURE FOR IT. Not a Patent Cure-Ail Nor a Modern Miracle, But Simply a Rational Cure For Dyspepsia. In these days of humbuggery and decep tion the manufacturers of patent medi cines, as a rule, seem to think their med-, iclnes will not sell unless they claim that it will cure every disease under the sun. And they never think of leaving out dys pepsia and stomach troubles. They are sure to claim that their nostrum is abso lutely certain to cure every dyspeptic and he need look no further. In the face of these absurd claims it is refreshing to note that the proprietors of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets have care fully refrained from making undue claims or false representations regardingthe mer its of this most excellent remedy for dyspepsia and stomach troubles. They make but one claim for it. and that is, that for indigestion and various stomach troubles Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets is a radical cure. They go no farther than this, and any man or woman suffering from indigestion, chronic or nervous dys. pepsia. who will give the remedy a trial will find 'that nothing is claimed for it that the facts will not fully sustain. It is a modern discovery, composed of harmless vegetable ingredients acceptable to the weakest or most delicate stomach. Its great success in curing stomach trou bles is due to the fact that the medical properties are such that it will digest whatever wholesome food is taken into the stomach, no matter whether the stom ach is in good working order or not. It rests the overworked organ and replen ishes the body, the Mood, the nerves, cre ating a healthy appetite, gives refreshing sleep and the blessings which always ac company a good digestion and proper as similation of food. In using Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets no dieting is required. Simply eat plenty of wholesome food and take these tablets at each meal, thus assisting and resting the stomach which rapidly regains its proper digestive power, when the tablets will be no longer reouired. Nervous- dyspepsia is simply a condition in which some portion or portions of the nervous system are not properly nour ished. Good digestion invigorates the ner vous system and every organ in the body. Any druggist will tell you Stuart's Dys pepsia Tablets give universal satisfaction. tendance of shop men. They also con tributed a beautiful floral design. William Rodgers has returned to his home in Appanoose county, la., after a visit of several weeks with his nephew, W. D. Rodgers. of the boiler shop. Lewis Spendlove of the tank room struck himself on the left hand between the thumb and the first finger the other day. He has been off duty since then. Arden Lehman, brother-in-law of Ed ward King of the blacksmith shop, has gone home to Humboldt after a brief visit with relatives at 0 Klein street, Beginning November 24, Engineer Geo. Metzer arid his fireman will work day time for a week, the other six crews working week about until further orders. Robert Slusser, who was called to Osage Citv over a week ago by the death of hi? brother Fred, has returned to To peka. He is employed in the wheel shop. J. H. Pettit, a son of U. M. Pettit, fore man of the scrap iron gang, has returned from a week's visit with his grandfather at Oneida. His wife was with him on the trip. Charles Richardson of the machine shop, who has been out several days on ac count of having the end of a finger taken off in the gears of a machine, came in again today. Fireman John -Helvie, who has the morning passenger run between Topeka and St. Joseph, went to Moline Saturday morning, returning today. He was ac companied by Mrs. Helvie. Edward Clark, who worked in the ma chine shop here about a year ago, was around among the boys Saturday. He is now married and lives on a large stock farm near Council Grove. Sunday the boilers at the mill were al lowed to cool off in order that the paintT ers might have an opportunity to give the new smoke drum and other parts that needed it a touch of paint. E. Humbert of Osawatomie is here for several days visiting his daughter, the wife of E. A. Eatherton of the cab de- artment. He is a brother of George and ee Humbert of this place. John Smith, a member of McTntyre's sheet iron gang, who makes fire box doors, has been obliged to lay off be cause of an affection of the face which has been troubling him for some time. T. M. and N. day coach No. 2 will be out for service Wednesday after having been in the paint shop for a light touch of paint. This road runs out of Toluca. 111., and is owned by C. J. Devlin of To peka. Samuel Florence, the blacksmith who had one eye burned by sparks from the fire over which he was working, came in again this morning. The member has al most entirely recovered from the slight injury. Water service men were busy Saturday moving the patterns from the east wing of the building in which are the offices of the assistant superintendent of ma chinery to the new structure prepared for that purpose. One of the best Sunday afternoon meet ings which has been held at the Railroad Y. M. C. A. this year was that of yester day. Rev. D. M. Fisk, pastor of the First Congregational church, spoke and there were five special musical numbers given. Engines 4H0 and 495, which have been in for a few days to receive new flues, are ready to be sent west for permanent pas senger service. They have been super seded bv the new Baldwin passenger compounds and will run west of La Junta. The 5 year old daughter of Robert Gra ham, foreman of a scrap iron gang, is seriously sick at the family home, 417 Park street, North Topeka. She is suf fering from pneumonia, but the doctors say, with the best of attention, she can be brought out all right. After sinking two holes without securing water for its use at Peabody, the Santa Fe has purchased 15 acres of land on Cow creek, near that place, and will at once begin the building of a reservoir. It is expected that about an acre will be util ized in getting the water for the engines there. Saturday forenoon two rubber grips were taken from the handle bars of a wheel which stood at the car shops block office. The man who owns the bicycle says there will be trouble if they are not returned bv 5 o'clock Tuesday evening, and the thing that is going to hurt is that he means what he says. When Engineer H. G. Rust got down from the 1003 at Marceline Saturday night he found a two by four plank tangled up underneath the tank and a portion of the brake rigging was gone. Where It came from no one knows, but was probably picked up somewhere along the road in the middle of the track. Charles J. Webb, formerly chief clerk in the office of Division Superintendent McLellan. but recently promoted to the position of head clerk In the office of President Ripley, is recovering from the illness which has kept him down for six weeks. He expects to be able to go to Chicago some time this week. Mark Symmes. who was formerly with a, Santa Fa bridge gang on the cut-off, but who is now in the employ of the Un ion Pacific, came down from Manhattan Sunday morning and remained through out the dav visiting relatives. He is now with a steel gang putting a bridge across the Blue river near that place. A. C. Birt and Ora Ferrin, carpenters in the northeast corner of the sheds, have returned to their usual places after hav ing been working outside for about two weeks. William Peterson, who has a place in the same department, but who has been out about three days to attend his own wedding, came in this morning. Robert and George Nightingale, shop men, who have been off duty nearly a week because of the death of their father, came in again this morning. An other brother, Edward, who came here from Denver to attend the funeral, has returned to that place. He is a brake man on the Denver & Rio Grande rail road. Edward Grimes of the blacksmith shop sustained a rap on the right thumb the other day which will necessitate his los ing two or three days. A piece of metal was knocked from under a hammer and struck him on the hand inflicting a bruise that made it impossible for him to con tinue on duty. Edward Todd took his place on No. 10 fire.- F. J. Speakman. a young Horton ma chinist who only recently finished his ap prenticeship for the Rock Island at that place, was down Saturday night to take the degrees for initiation into the machin ists' union of Topeka. There is no lodge of this kind at Horton and a number of the tradesmen from there have allied themselves with the one in this place. Mr. Speakman is the son of the general shop foreman at Horton. E. E. Crouch of the hand car shop was mixed up in a bicycle accident out toward Oakland the other evening. After dark he was riding along when his wheel be came entangled in a loose telephone wire which lay across the path. Before Crouch had time to reverse the machine or put on brakes he was thrown head over heels, struck the ground- heavily and sustained some severe bruises. After the bicycle had bounced around over him for a while he managed to raise himself and move on. He is still at work. On Saturday evening eight or ten sheds carpenters in a gang working under Evan Evans, gathered at the home of Charles Ackley, No. 10 St. Clair avenue. Pleasant Valley, to celebrate the return of Wil liam Peterson, a member of the gang. Peterson was married on Thursday even ing to Miss Eilen Kriksen of Osage City and his associates in the shops took this as the first occasion for felicitation over the event. Music and refreshments were the diversions of the evening. Mr. and Mrs. Peterson were presented with a large rocking chair by the men who work with him in the door department. Lost Mine Found in New York. New York. Nov. 25. The Tribune prints the following: After being lost for 75 years, the "Ninety-Nine" silver mine, once famous through the whole" Catskill range, has been found again. At least that is the belief of J. O. Poole, a mining expert, who is said to live in Trenton, N. J. He has discovered a cave in the heart of the Shawangunk mountains not far from Ellenville. Ulster county, New York, which ex poses a wide vein of peculiar ore. Num erous assays show heavy value in silver, lead and other minerals. "Rest and be thankful," spells "con tent," 'tia true. But also ruin when Yankee rivals trouble you; For though they use the self-same mot to, too. The "rest" you see, they prefix with a w. Tno Onlooker. NORTHEASTER. A Heavy Gale Sweeps the At lantic Coast Beaching a Telocity of 70 Miles at Some Points. IIEAYY FALL OF RAIN. Docks and Shipping Sustain Much Damage. Storm Did Considerable Injury in Tew York City. New York, Nov. 25. A heavy north east gale has been raging along the coast for the past 20 hours. The storm set in at sunset last evening, blowing with great severity all night, accom panied by heavy rain. In the upper and lower bay the storm blew with great fury and an unusually high tide washed upon the Staten Island shores, doing considerable damage to docks, small boats and other craft. The Staten Isl and rapid transit railroad track be tween Tompkinsville and Stapleton was obstructed by wreckage from pile driv ers and a small schooner which was driven ashore and the wreckage piled up on the railroad track. A heavy sea raged in the upper bay. Two steamers which arrived during the night re mained at- anchor off the quarantine station until noon, when the health offi cers' tug succeeded in boarding them. These steamers were the French liner Panama, from Bordeaux, and the fruit steamer Donald, from Jamaica. The only other arrival up to noon was the Mallory line steamer San Marcos, from Galveston. The storm did considerable damage in the city. Windows in the upper part of the city were blown in and a few roofs taken off. The greatest damage was along West street, fronting the North river, where cellars were flooded. The rapid transit tunnel also was flooded in many places. The Western Union Telegraph com pany reports having suffered most in the Pocono mountain district near Stroudsburg, Pa. Sleet broke down poles and wires for nearly a mile. Some of the Long Island wires were broken. The Postal company reports heavy damage across the river between Suf fern and Guttenburg. The wind here blew from 36 to 40 miles an hour. The gale sent shipping scurrying to shelter and safety. In spite of the dropping of anchors and the putting out of additional hawsers many small boats and other craft were damaged or driven ashore. During the early morning hours the ferryboats had some trouble, owing to the high wind in crossing the rivers. In the East liver the tide rose to a height not remembered by the "oldest inhabitant." Great damage was done on all the islands lying in the river off the Harlem shore, piers being carried away, bathing pavilions washed off their foundations, outhouses swept into the flood and washed to pieces in the waters of Hell Gate. One of the strangest sights was that of the lighthouse standing off the north end of Blackwell's island. Ordinarily standing away out of tide water, the lighthouse was in the midst of a raging flood. The waves, covered with white caps, dashed about the structure, the platform of the house being but a short distance from the water surface. The entire north end of the island was sub merged An unusual number of trees and wire poles were uprooted and leveled by the storm in ' Brooklyn. Several street washouts were reported from different sections of the borough. The storm struck Asbury Park, N. J., with more force than any in recent years. The wind during the night at tained a velocity of 70 miles an hour and did much damage to cottages. The great waves rolled across Ocean avenue and the surf rolled across the beach and into Wesley lake, overflowing it, something that never occurred since Asbury Park was located. The water of the lake flooded cellars and made the streets in the vicinity almost im passable. The Metropolitan hotel, one of the largest at Asbury Park, was swept of its roof and the rain soaked down into the rooms, causing much damage. The piazzas of the Hotel Strand were torn off and the building considerably dam aged. Trees have been stripped and the streets are littered with branches, wires, parts of roofs or verandas and shutters. No trains reached Seabright and none may for several days. The south track is washed away for a quarter of a mile and south of Seabright, 1,500 feet of the roadbed is either washed away or bur ied under sand. A new inlet from the ocean to Shrewsbury river has formed near Navesink and an examination of it this afternoon indicates it is deep enough for the river steamers. The piers of a number of wealthy New York cottages were swept away and the wind carried off a corner of the roof of the Normandie hotel. Fifteen fishermen's boats were wrecked. Sea bright was in darkness, as the high tide flooded the electric light plant. Driven by the terrific northeast gale the highest tide ever known along the north shore of Long Island swept in land .leaving a ribbon of wreckage that girts the shore front from Astoria, in Long Island city, out to Greenport, on the extreme end of the island. Thousands of dollars damage was done. Docks, boat and bathing houses were wrecked and fleets of yachts which had been drawn up in supposedly safe winter quarters, were floated off by the high tide and left stranded, in many instances more than half a mile in land. Washouts occurred on two branches of the railroad and trolley roads. Traf fic was suspended xn two branches of the Long Island raiffoad, while for more than half a day the cars of the New York and Queen County Electric rail way were unable to get beyond Stein way .owing to the tracks across the meadows being submerged by the tide. Probably the greatest damage was done at North Beach, on Flushing and Bowery bays, where more than $20,000 worth of docks, paved walks, pavilions, places of amusement and other proper ty was destroyed. In the cove off North Beach, where the Williamsburg Yacht club has its headquarters, the fleet of small boats was swamped or carried inshore. New Haven, Conn., Nov. 25 The dam age done by the severe storm of the last 24 hours has been the greatest, in some instances, in the history of the stat? and the damage will reach $50,000 or more. At Shippan Point, in Stamford, sev eral docks connected with summer res- Anticipation is pleasant but the realization is joy itself ' 'V if . are dainty little and just salt As good with and as good Sold only in In-er-se&l Nation WWWUM I I IL I 4 Concerning which so much has been said, is a disintegrated mica granite. It has been chemically prepared by the great fires of nature in prehistoric days, so as to grad ually weld together with all the flexibility of asphalt and the durability of granite. This gravel is quarried at Sherman, Wyo., on the'Union Pacific, and used on that road for ballast. Travelers over the Union Pacific, therefore, escape the dust and dirt which makes a trip over the lines of its less fortunate rivals so annoying. NO DUST. NO DIRT. NO JARRING. Smooth and Easy Riding:. For fall information call on or address F. A. LEWIS, City Ticket Agent, 525 Kansas Ave. J. C. Fulton, Depot Agent. JOS. CHRISMAN 6 CO. IP -TO - DATE HORSE - SHOEING SHOP ( Formerly known as the Duggan Shop.) 506 Qnincy Street. - Topeka, Kansas. 5-INCH PERFECTO AT CURRY CIGAR CO., Makers. idences were carried away by the unus ually high tide and the cellars of a number of buildings near the water front were completely submerged. Along the canal the water rose over the banks and a considerable part of the lower end of the city was Inunda ted. The freight offices of the North and East Rier Steamboat company were flooded, as were many slips along the canal. WE ANGEL1S KETURNS. Comlo Opera Star Again Pleaaea a Topelca Audience. Rightfully does Jefferson de Angelis style himself on the play bills as "Jolly Jeff." It is a title Justly assumed and well sustained. The audience which greeted him at the Crawford Saturday night occupied every seat and box and the standing room in the balcony. The audience shook so with laughter that the rickety old theater building almost trembled on its foundation. De Angelis was seen here two years ago in "The Jolly Mus keeter." Whether he was funnier as the soldier or as the restaurant keeper in "A Royal Rogue" Saturday night is a question hard to determine. One thing is certain had he been any funnier as the restaurant keeper the ' audience would have gone into hysterics. De Angelis was not at all funny at the start. He was supposed to have been blown through the kitchen door into view of the audience in a most humor ous manner but it hardly brought a laugh. For a while the audience looked at Jeff and he looked at the audience. It seemed a question whether there would be a mutual acceptance. De Angelis' face was not humorous in its make' up when he first hove in sight. His countenance was In repose, so to speak, and there was not a line nor wrinkle of merriment to be seen. De Angelis seems to warm up to his work like a. race horse. Slowly but surely he grew funnier until every diaphragm in the theater was on the verge of col lapse. Then De Angeles' face had lost its look of repose. His mouth wore a jester's smile. There was humor in his ruddy chin and a merry twinkle in his eye. He easily kept up the pace he set until the last curtain. Of course De Angelis can't sing much. 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Gertrude Byron made a pleasing "Stephane" and the minor parts were handled in an acceptable manner. A noticeable and pleasing feature of the performance was the absence of tights, and short skirts. The wearing of tights was confined to the men and the dresses were of a conventional stage length. To be sure the dresses were of a pattern a century or two old, looked rather cheap and ill fitting but any thing on the stage but a tight and wall paper like fit Is a novelty, especially in comic opera. SET EARTH AFIRE. Plan to Dispose of Oil Leakage in Pennsylvania. New York, Nov. 25. The pipe line of the Standard Oil company which carriv the crude oil from the Pennsylvania lieldw to the refineries at Hayonne, recently burst about two miles from Hound Hrook. N. J. Tho break was discovered Sunday and it took a la-rse force of laborers manv hours to close it. Meantime the oil hin! spread over a largre portion of Rrmind and to prevent further spread to near by streams it was detprmined to set fire to IC The reflection of the burning oil run be seen in the sky for mun j. miles around. No estimate of tho loss has us yet been made. Deep Drifting Snow. Cumberland, Md., Nov. 25. On of the heaviest snow storms for years has been prevailing in Oakland and Terre AM. vV. Va., on the summit of the AllCRheiiy mountains. The snow tbis mornlnpr at an early hour had reachea a dept h of 12 inches. The snow is accompanied by a high wind, which is making it drift badiy in places alrnip the line of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad. CASTOR I A For Infanta and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the Signature of