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Tarions Estimates on the Cost
of Arizona Wreck.
They Vary From S 5,000 to
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
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.
'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"
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Brakeman E. O. Van Beck is home from
Osage City, where he has been for a
Engine 2297 has been brought in for a
general overhauling. It has been in yard
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.
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
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
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
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
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
For though they use the self-same mot
to, too.
The "rest" you see, they prefix with a
Tno Onlooker.
A Heavy Gale Sweeps the At
lantic Coast
Beaching a Telocity of 70 Miles
at Some Points.
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
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
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
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and just salt
As good with
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Sold only in In-er-se&l
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.
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.
( Formerly known as the Duggan Shop.)
506 Qnincy Street. - Topeka, Kansas.
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.
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.
There never was a successful com
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opera star who could. The musical
comedy, "A Royal Rogue," is not bless
ed with airs of a very tuneful nature
but the choruses were good and tho
songs by Henry Norman were the musi
cal feature of the performance.
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.
Plan to Dispose of Oil Leakage in
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.
For Infanta and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
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