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TOPEKA STATE JOUENAL. SATURDAY" EVENING. NOVEMBER 30. 1901. TOFEKA STATE JOIRML ET FRANK P. MAC LESNAS. VOLL'ME XXVIII -S. 28s " terms" of subscription. Daily edition, delivered by carrier. 10 rents a week to any part of Toteka or suburbs, or at the same price In any iCsmsas town where the paper has a car rler system. r. By mail, one year on By mail, three months -i AVeeklv edition, one year Saturday edition of daily one year 1 PERMANENT HOME. Topeka State Journal building. 800 and 02 Kansas avenue, corner of Eisatn. NEW YORK OFFICES: 311 Vanderbilt Bid. Paul Block. Mgr. TELEPHONES. Business Office Bell 'phone 107 Reporters' Room Bell 'phone 577 FT7LL LEASED VTIRS REPORT OF TE3 ASSOCIATED PXtESS. The State JourncV Is a member of th lAssoeisted Press and receives we iuji dav tl"CTaph report of that great new organisation for exclusive afternoon pub lication in Topeka. The news is received In the State Jour rial building over wires for this sole pur. pose, busv through the entire dav. A complete copy of the nisht report la alao received. Evidently Secretary Hay Is convinced that the Golden Rule in diplomacy is not an iridescent dream. Perhaps Uncle Chauncey Depew will have a new joke ready to spring on the occasion of his approaching wedding. England can secure peace in Souli Africa whenever she chooses to do so. All that is necessary for her to do 13 to move out. The record of Atheno who was buried alive six days at Kansas City has only been exceeded it is believed by that of David B. Hill. It is to be hoped that the zeal of the postoffice department for the stric t en forcement of law will not lead into as suming a position of censorship. The beet sugar people will hold a con vention in Washington, December 10. The cane sugar people will assemble their forces next Monday in the cap itol. The belligerents on the Isthmus of Panama seem to have concluded that if they must stop fighting every time a train approached on the railroad they might as well stop entirely. All agree that there should be a check on the treasury surplus, but there will be so many plans offered that it is doubtful if any succeed except the old favorite the appropriation plan. One of the results of opening up a foreign market for American products is that consumers of anthracite coal are forced to pay au exorbitant price while the coal baron3 are so hard pushed to supply the European market that they have been compelled to refuse further orders for a time. The announcement that Governor General Taft of the Philippines has been ordered home, in order that he may recuperate and regain his health, carries with it the suggestion that his l-ealth has become impaired, but there may be other reasons. The president's message is expected to suggest a new policy in the archipelago. While European promoters are mov ing in the direction of supplying the connecting link of the railroad from iParis to New York by way of Bering straits, the Pan-American congress is whooping up the all rail route from New York to Cape Horn. A through ticket from London to the Horn without change of cars seems to be within the possibilities. Mr. Oxnard, . the head of the beet sugar trust, might play even with Mr. Havemeyer, the head of the cane sugar trust, by inducing congress to admit refined sugar free of- - duty. If raw sugar should oome in- free the beet sugar people would be ruined anyway, and therefore would have nothing to lose. When trusts fall out the consumer gets his dues. Kansans who contemplate engaging In the beet sugar industry will do well to have a word with Mr. Havemeyer before expending any money along that line. The head of the cane sugar trust is contemplating the advisability of tiaving congress remove the duty from raw cane sugar. Should he conclude to do this the beet sugar business will be badly crippled in consequence. It will be better to wait until Havemeyer reaches a decision. THE PRESIDENT'S " MESSAGE. From Collier's Weekly. Promptly at the moment appointed for the convening of congress, a mes senger from the White House will mount the steps of the capitol, carry ing a very important document Theo dore Roosevelt's first message to con gress. The bsarer of this precious epistle, Mr. O. L. Pruden, assistant sec retary to the president, has delivered all the messages of presidents since the time of Grant perhaps thirty messages all told. In ten administrations. The document in the large envelope under Mr. Pruden's arm on this Mon day, December 2, will have passed through more than one hundred differ ent hands, and yet not more than a dozen persons, besides Mr. Roosevelt, will know what it contains. These privileged few include the White House stenographer. Private Secretary Cortel you, and the members of the cabinet. Why is the president's message so closely guarded? Why are its contents kept so profoundly secret? Principally to give all persons in any way inter ested in business ventures, or In the stock market, an equal chance. The policies recommended by the president in this message largely influence na tional legislation. Whatever he favors will send stocks up; that which he frowns upon will "bear" the market. Imagine the millions to be made in rWall street using Wall street as a Synonym for the whole financial and commercial world if certain clauses in Mr. Roosevtlt's message were to be come known to certain individuals, be fore the matter becama publics intelli-pvncel LESSON OP AN ACCIDENT! It has been many months since any thing happened to appall the public as did the Michigan railroad disaster of Wednesday evening. Two fast pas senger trains colliding in the open country head on at full speed suggests a scene of horror that no language can depict. At once the question comes up, Is there not some way in which such acci dents can be prevented? It is perti nent to say that s surely there is suffi cient genius among railroad men to enable them to put into effect such a system" of operating trains that will pre clude the possibility of such affairs. Indeed, there is already a scheme which would apply excellently to every rail road in the country. That is what is known as the absolute block signal sys tem. By this, when one train passes a station no other can do so until the first "is reported by the next station. This has been tried on many roads, and when lived up to it is evident could have but one result, the prevention of all accidents resulting from the meet ing of trains. The trouble has been with it that employes have in many cases failed to observe it absolutely. Operators have been allowed a little liberty, giving engineers and conduct ors of more than one train "permission cards" which allowed them to move Within the same block. Obviously this would in many cases hasten matters. And in railroading as well as in other callings expediency often becomes an important matter. But in violating such a rule as this there is bound to be more or less risk and in many cases the outcome of such disregard could only result ire accidents costing the company in a few minutes more than years of strictly preventive measures would require. That is treating the matter from the point of view of the railways, and is purely commercial. Besides that side there comes in the consideration that human life stands for more than all else. Whenever a railroad assumes the responsibility of transporting human beings it should reflect fully upon What that burden signifies. Since the em ployes are the ones standing for the company, it is they who should be con stantly warned to avoid in every way risks which may entail loss of life. It is not to be thought for a moment that enginemen and trainmen are going to hazard anything if they realize fully the meaning of a disaster. But like other people, they grow careless, negli gent, and need sharp reminders as to conduct while on. duty. The reading of an order seems to be a small affair, but upon the failure to perform it properly depend many of the blunders from which the worst accidents result. The use of intoxicants, it need hardly be mentioned, is strictly forbiddefl - by nearly all, if not every one, of the rail roads In this country. It is an excel lent rule which cannot be too strictly adhered to. The remark Is often dropped that the railroads are too eager to increase speed, but this can have but little appli cation to the matter in hand. It does not really make so much difference in results whether a passenger train i3 going 40 or 50 miles an hour. Time is the stuff of which men's lives are made. And if only the companies would exert themselves in the Bame manner toward the safe operation of trains that they do in building swift engines and fast track the number of casualties would be greatly reduced. MAY RESULT IN GOOD. While the decision in the stock yards case seems to have been adverse to the farming interests of Kansas, it may re sult greatly to their benefit. According to the reports from Washington the supreme court says that a legislature may, within reasonable limitations, reg ulate stock yards charges in general, though it may not attempt to regulate any particular specified company. It seems peculiar that a body of leg islators cannot see the difference be tween general and specific legislation. In this instance an effort was made to regulate the charges of the Kansas City stock yards company, while all other stock yards companies were allowed to charge what ever price they pleased. It would have been just as logical for the legislature to say that the Union Pacific Railroad company shall charge only two cents a mile for passenger traffic, but all other roads can charge as much as they please. The cases would be almost parallel. But if the regulations are made to apply to all public stock yards alike, and are not confiscatory, according to the reported decision of the supreme court the law would be all right. If this is true it is quite likely that anoth er stock yards law will be passed in the not distant future. The stock in terests of Kansas are too vast not to be recognized in this manner. And if stock yards companies can be regulated, why not other quasi-public corporations? Why cannot the rates of insurance companies, for Instance, be regulated a3 well as those of stock yards? . What would the United States supreme court say to a proposition of that kind? - PEOPLE WERE " EASY." The success of the Webb City gang of foot race swindlers in finding suckers with money to throw away adds anoth er chapter to the record of human frail ties. It is almost past comprehension that strong and otherwise sensible men would squander thousands of dollars on such a well worn and gauzy scheme as the fake foot race. Still it Is figured that these swindlers have secured in the past few months something like J150.000 by means of their scheme. It is reported that one man lost $21, 000, another $8,500 and many others sums from $7,000 down to $2,000. These men did not do their business on a small scale. They were on the lookout for men with money and the individual with a few hundred was "passed up" as too trifling to bother with. The organization is called "The Buck foot gang" and the leader is "Buckfoot" Robert Boatright from whom the title is taken. Following is a brief outline of the plan of operations: The members would travel over the United States In search of victims. For Instance, one would secure employment in a town and apparently become a fix ture in the community. He would beat all the sprinters in the vicinity and be come the idol of the local sports. His confederate would happen along and a big race be arranged. It would be a swift one and would so whet the appe tite of the victim that the latter would stake thousands on his "townsman." The next step was a trip to Webb City where "Buckfoot" does the grand finale, a part of which is often the gift of a ticket home. A part of the game was to induce the victim to put up money furnished by the swindlers themselves. When he sees that they are not "afraid" to risk their ducats, he comes down handsomely himself. Then when the race . la lost, he finds that he has "sacri ficed" their money as well as his own. Usually the victim is a prominent bus iness man or public official, who as a general rule feels that he cannot afford to "squeal," so he quietly pulls for home and says nothing. There is nothing new in the plan ex cept that it is on a larger scale than the customary "fixed" foot race with which everyone from Medicine Lodge to Troy is familiar. The American people must be willing victims to enable the Buck foot gang to clean up $150,000 by this means. MORE PAY FOR POLICEMEN. One of the ludicrous things of Mayor Hughes' administration is the opulent way In which the city aff airs are being executed, while the city's bank account is usually represented by an overdraft which draws 6 per cent. There has been nothing that looked like real retrenchment since the mayor and his council took up the reins. Th? board of health has been allowed to have its own sweet will in the matter of spending the city's money, there have been additions to the regular force of city employes, thousands of dollars have been pledged for the pay of attor neys employed to assist the city attor ney. The mayor secured a liberal in crease in pay, and the v councilmen shared in the division of spoils. Many other city officials felt the boosting hand of the city council underneath their pay-checks. In view of these facts, the policemen of the city will come before the council Monday night, and before the commit tee on ways and means tonight, with a very good basis for their demand for an increase in pay from $50 to $65 a month. They will present arguments to the city council which it will find it hard to ignore. "You have raised your own pay, you have raised the pay of the electric light plant employes, you are paying the firemen more than you pay us, and we claim to be entitled to $65 a month. We have to buy certain kind of clothes, we furnish our own firearms, we work nights half the time, and are on duty seven days a week. We face as great danger as the firemen do, and we face it constantly." This is the sort of argu ment which will be advanced by the police officers. What reply can the city make to such demands? There is none, except that the city finances are low, and they have been low ever since the new administration came into office. After the pay of policemen is raised, the sanitary policemen will be entitled to a raise, also the street force and the engineering corps. Apparently, the heri tage which the Hughes administration is preparing to leave to its successor is an inflated pay roll and an exhausted treasury. The ball has been started at the top of the heap. Let it roll to the bottom, and help out the men who need more pay, as well as the high officials in the city government. OUR HOLD ON EUROPE. From the Chicago Record-Herald. J The beet sugar industry is certainly making a remarkable growth in this country; and it is in the usual order of things that its promoters should seek to retain the protection of a sugar tariff. But all agriculture should hardly be identified with the sugar beet, and there Is no little confusion in what Herbert Myrick, chairman of the League of American Producers, says concerning the sugar trust and the contraction of our European markets. If we admit that the trust Is the chief agency that is working for free trade in raw sugar, and that there is a deter mined effort to open our ports to free tobacco, wool, cotton, rice, fruit, vege tables and nuts from (Cuba, South America, the West Indies and the East Indies, the European market will still have to be considered as a separate subject, and it is certainly not contract ing. Mr. Myrick himself has to admit that it has been increasing up to the present time though he afterward speaks as though contraction had be gun. The fact is that there has been a steady expansion since 1899. and that all previous records have been broken in the last four years. The exports for 1S9S were $853,683,570; for 1S99. $784, 9S9.087; for 1900, $835,912,932, and for tl-e first nine months of 1901, $650,354,694. The last figure for nine months sur passes all previous yearly figures except the ones mentioned and those of 1897, 1892 and 1881. It is larger by 56 mil lions than the return for the corres ponding period of 1900. New European tariffs may check the foreign demand, but they are not fram ed with reference to our Importations from the West Indies or South Amer ica. The German tariff, which is of agrarian origin, is aimed distinctly at American breadstuffs, a stupendous ar ticle of trade, which makes the beet su gar interest look almost infinitesimal by comparison. We might tickle the German agrarian, who is himself a beet sugar producer, by proposing a recip rocity of wheat for sugar, but this would not suit Mr. Myrick, who thinks that our manufacturers should recipro cate or abdicate in favor of wheat be cause they have been the greatest bene ficiaries of a protective tariff hitherto. The manufacturers would reply, how ever, that their foreign market, which has grown marvelously, should be pre served, and the German agrarian would say that his objections to American wheat could not be removed by Ameri can concessions to German manufac turers. It is no easy task to satisfy these various competitors by crisscross ing, and the real security of the Ameri can farmer will be found in the crav ings of the foreign stomach. Nations which cannot raise food enough for the home supply must import, and what ever becomes of the beet sugar indus try here, the farmer's European market, which is largely, by the way, in a frea trade country, is not likely to contract except for occasional natural fluctua tions, for many years to come. THAT PROPOSED LOO HOUSE The scheme to build a log house at the St, Louis World's fair as the Kan sas building has been sprung by some yet untamed humorist. Kansas might as well, or a little better, erect a state building out of adobe or marble as to build one of logs. One would be as ap propriate as the other. If Kansas has a log house as the typi cal structure of the state then the in side ought to be filled with walrus hides, elephant tusks, lions' pelts, gutta percha, cocoanuts arid sharks' teeth. Such a collection would be in keeping with the humor of the scheme. A spe cial attraction for the second floor might be Mrs. Nation at work. A house characteristic of the prairies would be a sod house but it is not nec essary to perpetrate such an unsightly affair on the public Kansas people are civilized. They live in houses, not in tree tops as an Englishman once sup posed, and Kansas should be represent ed by a building of sightly architecture. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. A domestic broil gets a man in hot water. Some people are prepared for any emergency except twins. Wrhen you meet a man with a scheme, proceed to get in a hurry. The man who owns but one shirt ia, necessarily, short of change. Turn about is fair play to the Bmall boy on a merry-go-round. Lots of people give advice freely be cause it doesn't cost them anything. Many a man who tries to be a rascal finds he is only capable of being a fool. An Irishman says there Is no blessing like health, especially when you are sick. Men sometimes become wiser as they grow older, but they seldom become less foolish. When a woman has a headache it is natural; when a man has a headache it is usually acquired. Don't think that by being miserable here on earth you will be any happier in heaven if you happen to get there. A Cincinnati physician took some of his own medicine. The verdict of the coroner's jury was "Death du,e to un professional conduct." REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. From the New York Press.l Women never believe a man appre ciates the importance of his engage ment unless toe acts restless and rat tled. People who won't share om bit of their joy with anybody will share their misery with anybody that comes along. Whether a man is willing to marry a widow or not depends mostly on wheth er she is willing to make him willing. The advantage the man who lives in the suburbs has over his city friend is that he doesn't have his trouble trying to find his way back to the city late at night. A woman can have absolute faith In her husband if he makes her believe that he believes that if he should lose the lock of her hair she gave him when they fell in love, he would lose all tois luck too. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. It doesn't take dynamite to blast hopes. The love of money is what makes a man Toot. Lots of fellows get cold feet waiting for dead men's shoes. Out west the horsethief is generally a high-strung individual. The hero of the hour sometimes doesn't last much longer. So far as football is concerned, the game season is nearly over. What we consider necessaries we of ten regard as extravagances in others. You seldom see a person with a sunny disposition and a shady reputation. A man may have the physique of a giant and still not be able to support a frail little wife. Borrowell "Bjones gets more eccen tric every day." Harduppe "Yes; he is actually paying his debts." GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. A fool idea is all right if you can make it go. The dyspeptics are now struggling to do without sausage. When an old person is sick, don't say he "hangs on"; say he lingers. When a girl is in love, she doesn't succeed in doing anything well, not even looking pretty. When a rich man takes a walk for exercise, a poor man can't keep his nose from going up in the air. Somehow we never care for a dra matic criticism published under a head of "The Play's the Thing." We advise you to eat all the kraut you want early in the season, and your attack of indigestion may be cured by spring. An Atchison woman spent so much recently for oyster forks that her family will have to go without oysters all winter. Opinions as to what is artistic will always differ. An undertaker thinks that a well preserved corpse is about as pretty as anything. Six hours after the world has pro claimed a man a hero, it begins to find out that any man would have done the same thing in his place. Out in the country, when the barn is larger and finer than the house, it is a sign that the woman is so meek she wouldn't cry If stepped on. When her kin come to visit her, a certain Atchison woman discharges her servant, and saves that much by mak ing her visitors help her. It is said that people have a "gift" for music, or for painting. Ever hear of anyone who had a "gift" for house work, or farm work, or anything el3 practical? When a man dies who has worked hard all his life, we like to see the old fashioned obituary used that begins with "Entered into rest," for that is what it is. We are proud to see so many girls wearing auto cloaks on the streets; it gives strangers the Impression that there is an automobile in every stable in Atchison. A woman knows how hard it Is to do without a new fall hat when all the other women are wearing them. Well, that's the way a man feels when he is doing without smoking. Chicago and Return $16.00 via the Santa Fe, December 1 to 3, inclusive; good until December 8 returning. Four . trains each day: Leave Topeka 2:50 p. m., arrive Chicago 7:30 a. m. ; leave Topeka 4:40 p. m., ar rive Chicago 9:00 a. m.; leave Topeka 12:58 a. m., arrive Chicago 2:15 p. m.; leave Topeka 4:47 a. m., arrive Chicago 9:00 p. m. Compgii this with time of other Unas. . BOOK JSOTES. One of the prettiest holiday books published this season is a new volume of poems by Paul Lawrence Dunbar from the press of Dodd Mead & Co., New York. It is called "Candle Lightin' Time," and is made ud of nine of the characteristic . tuneful poems by the well known negro poet. He has no peers in the realm of negro dialect verse and his talents never shone so brightly as In the book just issued. "Dat Ole Mare o' Mine" is brim full of the sentiment which is sometimes found in the attachment of a negro for his horse, while "Fishin' " will strike a responsive chord in the heart of every one who has ever tried his hand at angling. "When Lias Went to War," is brim full of pathos. It tells a quaint homely story that will bring tears to the eyes of the reader. "A Spring Time Wooing," is probably the best poem in the book. It is delicately cast and is a pretty little story beautifully told. "Candle Lightin' Time," which is the last poem in the book will prove a never ending source of pleasure to children. One of the best things about the book is the illustration. The pictures are ail half tones from photographs and they bring out accurately the features in the verses. Added to this each stanza Is entwined in a wreath of evergreen and the whole makes one of the most per fect books published this season by this popular firm. (Through Moore Book & Stationery company). Marah Ellis Ryan writes of the Koo tenai country in her latest book, "That Girl Montana," published by Rand, McNally & Co., of Chicago. "Tana," around whom the story centers, is a girl of sixteen, who has been forced by her father, Lee Holly, the most des perate man of the northwest, ,to dis guise herself as a boy to aid him In his schemes. After his supposed death, she escapes to the tent of a friendly Indian chief, and is Impulsively adopted as his ward by Dan Overton, known as the squarest man in the country who scoffs at the idea of a sentimental culmina tion of his guardianship, as he knows that his wife whom he had married years before, but who had left him was still living. With the reappearance of Lee Holly in the camp where Tana dis covers the lost gold mine, and his mys terious death, of which his daughter is suspected, the plot begins to unfold. There are a couple of other love epi sodes in the book and an element of comedy, but these are incidental to the story. The opportune death of Mrs. Ov erton just after her confession to Tana, allows a satisfactory conclusion of a readable volume. "Folly in Fairyland," by Carolyn Wells, has been published by the Henry Altemus company, Philadelphia. If a little girl or boy who loves fairies wants to go to Fairyland, and find out how they live there, what their houses are like, and what they do to amuse them selves, just read this book and be trans ported into the very heart of Fairyland itself. Folly, whose full name was Flor inda, went there, and her adventures are graphically told. Unlike "Alice in Wonderland," she didn't meet queer, unusual creatures, but she visited dear old Aladdin, Cinderella, and the Queen of Hearts In their palaces, and piloted by Puss in Boots, traveled over the whole realm and became well acquaint ed with the heroes and heroines of Fairyland in their own homes. Then, of course, she called on the Three Bears in their woodland home, and also in terviewed the Old Woman who Lived in a- Shoe. And you'd never guess, if you weren't told, that a beautiful princess who was called "Scary" for short, was really Scheherazade, and she told some of her own marvellous stories for Fol ly's benefit. Folly also went to sea In the bowl of the Three Wise Men of Gotham, and, in short, every well known personage of nursery lore eag erly helped to make her trip a success. And this delightful matter, told in Miss Wells' own crisp and original manner, with frequent interspersions of her rhythmical, jingly rhymes, goes to make up the gayest, jollieet child's book of the season. A pretty juvenile book Just published is "Happy Days for Little Folk," by the Frederick A. Stokes company, of New York. The stories and verses are by Mabel Humphrey and the color plates are after watercolors by Fred erick M. Spiegle. There are also taste ful marginal illustrations. The little volume cannot fail to be of interest to all children. Mr. F. Marlon Crawford's new novel, "Marietta: A Maid of Venice," pub lished by Macmillan, has run through four large editions since October 28, the day of its publication. m A special holiday edition of "The Crisis" is being prepared by the Mac millan company. The frontispiece will consist of a new portrait of the author never before published and reproduced in photogravure. "A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens, has been published in the beautiful Remarque edition by the H. M. Caldwell company, Boston. This fa miliar story possesses perennial inter est for young and old, and it never has been presented in more attractive form. Whether regarded as a ghost story, a character study, or a parable, the "Christmas Carol" is one of the most brilliant and absorbing tales in English literature. "Elegy and Other Poems," by Thomas Gray, is one of the recent pro ductions of the H. M. Caldwell com pany, of Boston, in small, handsome, flexible binding. The "Elegy in a Country Churchyard occupies as secure a place among English classics as "Hamlet" or "Paradise Lost," but some readers do not realize that several other poems by Gray are equally perfect and impressive. This collection contains all of Gray's verse which is really worth knowing. VANDERBILT BABY NAMED. Latest of the Line Will Be Called William Henry. New York. Nov. 30. William Henry Vanderbilt, third of the title and latest of the line, opened his eyes on his first Thanksgiving day a named baby. It was decided this morning that the son of Al fred Gwvnne Vanderbilt should be named both William and Henry, as was his great grand father, and so keep up the name that has so long been famous and honored. And the name has been loved, too not only for Cornelius Vanderbilt's sake, but because his eldest son. brother to Alfred Gwvnne, bore the name for the 21 years of his life. The decision came af ter the name Cornelius had hung three davs in the balance, this being the only other name suggested that was seriously considered. Sants Fa Health Resort's Excursion Rates. Phoenix, Arizona, and return, $65.00, good for nine months. San Antonio, Texas, and return, $30.00, good returning until June 1. El Paso, Texas, and return, $43. 40, good six months. Las Vegas, N. M., and return, $31.00, three months' limit. Hot Springs, Ark., and return, $28.85, three months' limit. Excursion rates to other health re sorts quoted on application. Address T. L. KING, Agent A. T. A S. F., Topeka. . , . - ART FRAMING 44 You are certainly very reasonable in your charges ; you deserve to do a large framing business," remarked a gentleman yesterday, for whom we framed a lot of fine pictures. We appreciate such compliments. Ourstrongpoint is in the quality of our work. We consider the price a secondary matter that it is reason able is to our credit. It accounts for the fact that we are doing the high grade framing for Topeka. Now is the time to think of your Christmas framing as we can give it better attention than during the holiday rush. The Eieliam I and Stationery Co. 1 Kansas Ave. Telephone J 59. '-l"I'-I - l'"H'"i - H" From Creation's Cleanest Creamery. In Sealed Packages. "T. it a i ilL MS i MAt u w & if 'I Thf rnNTiistirai Creamery Co. I Uf LEU4 SOLD BY 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. Smooth and For foil information call on or address F. A. 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