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TOPESA STATE JOTTTENAIj, MONDAY iTKiSTCTGr. DECEMBER 9, 1901.
RAILROADNEWS. Santa Fe Is Collecting News paper Clippings. Ererjthing About Sugar Culture Is Sated. Beet WILL BE PUBLISHED. Road to Issue a Book of News paper Comment. What F. F. Mehring Reports to the State Journal. Chas. I Seagraves, traveling passenger agent for the eianta Fe, is making a col lection of newspaper clippings about the sugar beet situation in. -western Kansas. Alter the clippings are- compiled they will be printed In book form, for the purpose of advertising western Kansas and east ern Colorado as a sugar beet country. The faith which the Santa Fe railroad has In the sugar beet business is un bounded. It is spending thousands of dol lars to induce eastern people to emigrate to the beet fields, and help add to the Immense volume of beets which is already being raised. In western Kansas the Santa Fe be lieves it can afford emigrants as good an opportunity to raise beets as in Colo rado. The recent excursion of CuO west- era Kansans to the Rocky Ford beet sugar mill was a part of the programme of education. The beet sugar company has had several representatives in west ern Kansas during the past season teach ing the farmers how to raise sugar beets. One of these agents. Mr. F. F. Mehring, has -written for the State Journal a state ment in regard to the results of the sea Eon's work. He says: -During the past season 3.53S.421 pounds of sugar beets were raised on 2H7 acrs of laid under cultivation in western Kan sas. 1 am very well pleased witn my beet growers. We had to contend with many disadvantages. We did not get our crop in soon enough. We were planting when we should have been thinning. The ground was in bad condition, and we had no tools with which to work it properly. Next year we will raise double the amount of beets that we did this year. I can not see why western Kansas soil Is not as good for beets as that of Colo rado. This soil does- not eru3t like that, nor take as much horseflesh to tend it. The weeds are not so bad. Within a ehort time I believe that sugar beet growers will tap the extensive underflow of water in this section of the country, and have as well watered farms as they have under the irrigation system in Colo rado. "In Colorado a man would pay $2,000 for a 25-acre farm. Here, land can be bought for $25 an acre. He would have plenty of money saved over a Colorado invest ment to tap this underflow of water, and have water for all time. F. F. MEHRING, "Agriculturist for the American Sugar Bt company, of Rocky Ford, Colo." Mr. Mehring also gives these statistics concerning the beet shipments of western Kansas localities this year: Garden City, 24 cars. l,50f,,t20 pounds; Sherlock. Kas., 4 cars, 25:1. tiTO pounds: Lakin, cars, ks2,970 pounds; Dtreriield, 14 cars, 71j,135 pounds; Syracuse, 4 cars, 177.026 pounds. Some of the newspaper clippings con cerning the sugar beet culture are of great interest, and the forthcoming book will be of great interest- A few of the hundreds of clippings on file are here given : The Bloomington. 111., Pantagraph of November 2 contains a communication from Edward Coale. the head of the com mittee of Quakers which investigated the sugar oeet Business in Colorado. .Mr. Coale savs: "In a recent issue of the Pantagraph the statement was made that myself and some other members of the Society of Friends had purchased 4.000 acres of Colorado land for a Friends col ony. 'i nis is a mistake. e have not purchased any land yet, but have selected 6,000 acres that we would recommend for colony purposes, and not to Friends only, but to any good temperance people. I am not agent for any land or firm and have no financial interest whatever in what I have done. Our efforts are solely for the puroosej of encouraeine- our neo- ple to settle near each other if they go to a new country. I will gladly give eucu uiiormauou a a can upon applica tion." The Dodge City Globe-Republican savs: "It has been demonstrated this season that sugar beets can be grown here, and that they contain a high percentaere of sugar. The fact has also been established that sugar beets are one of the best orouth-reslstlng crops that can be grown." The Kearny County Advocate says: "The beets raised In this eountv are turn ing out fully ten tons to the acre. Next year the acreage of beets will be more than douliled." The Ixikin Investigator savs: "Twenty one cars of sugar beets were shipped from Lakin this week." The Garden City Imprint savs: "Rocky Ford is situated in the second bottom of the Arkansas valley, and the soil is much like that of Garden Citv. only not quite so sandy. We believe that our soil Is best for the production of beets, and requires less labor." RAILWAY LAWYERS TALK. E. D. McKenna and Charles 8. Qleed at Kansas City. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 9. One of the largest crowds that ever assembled at a Bar Association meeting gathered in the Commercial Club rooms Saturday night, despite the wretched weather, to hear a talk by E. D. McKenna. coun sel of the Santa Fe railroad, on the rail roads. Mr. McKenna is a forceful speaker, and those who ventured out were weil paid for their trouble, because they heard one of the clearest, most interest ing and instructive expressions of the railroad problem yet presented. Besides they heard an excellent talk from F. W Lehmann. the eminent St. Louis lawyer, and a brief expression of opinion from Charles W. Gleed, of Topeka. Lenmann-s talk was extempore. He followed closely the lines laid down , Mr- Kenna's address. To him, the closer the railroads got to the people the better it was for both. He told how a railroad formerly fought all damage suits, till laws had made it more ex pensive for the railroad than for the In jured; of how the fellow servant act was opposed, and of the changed conditions now were benefiting all concerned Mr. Gleed spoke only a few minutes He too. held that the railroad that kept 1 he IoPle was the one that JZri He leferred to the railroad fights of ,2 in Kansas, and of the dif ference bet ween the course of one road, n-nlch fought everything bitterlv, and of another, which pursued the policy of conciliation. The latter course, he de clared, had been vastly the better. SPYING OUT THE LAND. Supt Barnes Visits Independence on Mysterious Business. The Independence Reporter says IMvision Supt. Barnes of the Santa Fe came down from Chanute -Tuesday evening in his private car, attached to train No. 201, and remained in the city over night. At 7 o'clock this morning the superintendent was seen emerging from his car and making tracks for the Buckeye house for breakfast. Being asked why he did not breakfast in his own car Mr. Barnes merely replied that his cook wls on a strike. Itis understood Uutt the Santa. Fe intends to make some extensive Improvements here in the near future; that a new passenger sta tion is to be built, the freight accommo dations enlarged and more sidetrack room provided. For some time the yards here have been so congested with traffic that trains . have frequently round it mrncult to pass at this point, and many delays and belated trains have been the result. As railroad offi cials never "talk," It is only guessed that Air. names visit here today is n connection with the contemplated im provements mentioned above. OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED. One-Fare Bate to Midwinter Expo sition Is Published by Santa Fe. A new rate circular is being sent out by the passenger department of the Santa Fe. Agents of the road are in structed to Bell tickets at reduced rates lor the following events: American Federation of Catholic so cieties, Cincinnati, Ohio, December 10-12, Fare and a third. Affiliated Scientific societies. Chicago. 111., Dec. 30. Fare and a third from points in Illinois. Territorial Teachers association, Guth rie, Okla., December 25-23. One fare from all points in Oklahoma. Missouri State Teachers association. Kansas City, Mo.. December 2t-2S. One fare from all points in Missouri. Bricklayers and Masons- International L nion of America. Pittsburg. Pa.. Janu ary 13-25. Fare and a third from Fort Madison east. National League of Commission Mer chants, fnnaueipnia. Pa., January S-10. Fare and a third trom Fort Madison east American Federation of Labor, Scran- ton. Pa.. December o-Ia. Fare and a third. Kansas Midwinter exposition. January 20-o', Topeka, Kas. One fare from ail points in Kansas, also St. Joseph and Kansas city. State Board of Agriculture. State Poul try association, Kansas Improved Stock .tsreeuers association, topeka, ivasr, Jan uary b-ii. one ana a tmra tare Irom all points in Kansas, also St. Joseph and Kansas City. State convention of Modern Tonties Wichita, Kas., December 10, 11. Fare and third trom Kansas oomts. Delta Kappa Epsilon convention, Wash ington, u. o.. .December li-u. Fare anu tnira. TO TOPOLOBAMPO. Santa Fe Said to Be About to Inyade Mexico. Chicago, Dec. 9. The Atchison, To peka & Santa Fe is said to be schem ing to ecure another line to the Gulf of California. It formerly owned the Sonora railway, running from Phoenix to Guaymas, Mex., on the Gulf of Cali fornia. This road it sold to the South ern Pacific a year or two ago because the line failed to earn expenses. The Atchison took in exchange the South ern Pacific's line from the Needles to Mojave. Since then the situation has changed and the Santa Fe management seems to have been quietly moving to secure another line to the Gulf of California, and with it to invade territory in south ern Arizona which it is rumored the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific is likely to enter. The Development Company of Amer ica, in which Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe people are largely interested, is said to be arranging to buy the Rio Grande, Sierre Madre and Pacific railway and extend it to Topolobampo Bay on the Gulf of California. This line, in con nection with the Santa Fe, Prescott & Phoenix, lately purchased by the Santa Fe railroad company will, with some building, give a line into Mexico and is expected to open up large mining dis tricts in southern Arizona and Cali fornia. SEMAPHORE SYSTEM Will Be Used on Union Pacific Be tween Denver and Cheyenne. Machinery is being sent to Denver for the installation of the semaphore block system between Denver and Cheyenne on the Union Pacific. Blocks will be two miles in length, and no train will be allowed to enter a block until the train ahead has cleared. If this system had been in vogue, the company would have saved more than the entire cost of in stallation on the property and life losses in the Brighton wreck of a year ago. Experience has shown also that with the good block system a road can carry safely almost twice as heavy traf fic. The system will be pneumatic, the semaphores being unaffected by any severity of the weather and re sponding instantly to the pneumatio lever at the block station a mile away. In the new system, the safety light will not be white Dut green. The reason for this is that accidents have hap pened through the breaking of the red glass in semaphore signals, by which even when the signal was thrown, the engineer saw a white light. It is ex pected that the system will be in oper ation within three months. It will also be installed on the line from Omaha to Ogden, across Wyoming. EDITORS STAY AT HOME. Men Who Have Passes Do Not Take Long Trips. The 5.664,811 passengers carried over Santa Ke system lines the last fiscal year traveled in the aggregate 514,037,- 04 1 miles, or a little more than 90 miles per passenger. Considering the fact that so many made long trips to Call fornia, the percentage of the "short- trippera" must bave been quite large THE FEAR OF HUMBUG Prevents flany People From Trying a Good Medicine. Stomach troubles are so common and in most cases so obstinate to cure that people are apt to look with suspicion on any remedy claiming to be a radical. permanent cure for dyspepsia and indi gestion. Many such pride themselves on their acuteness in never being hum bugged, especially in medicines. This fear of being humbugged can be carried too far, so far, in fact, that many people suffer for years with weak digestion rather than risk a little time and money in faithfully testing the claims made of a preparation so relia ble and universally used as Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets. Now Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets are vastly different in one important re spect from ordinary proprietary medi cines for the reason that they are not a secret patent medicine, no secret is made of their ingredients, although they are sold by all druggists under protection of trademark, but analysis shows them to contain the natural digestive- ferments, pure aseptic pepsin, the digestive acids. Golden Seal, bis muth, hydrastis and nux. They are not cathartic, neither do they act pow erfully on any organ, but they cure in digestion on the common sense plan of digesting the food eaten thoroughly be fore it has time to ferment, sour and cause the mischief. This is the only secret of their success. Cathartic pills never have and never can cure indigestion and stomach trou bles because they act entirely on the bowels, whereas the whole trouble is really in the stomach. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets taken af ter meals digest the food. That is all there is to it. Food not digested or half digested is poison, as it creates gas, acidity, headaches, palpitation of the heart, loss of flesh and many other troubles which are often called by some other name. to bring the average down to lesa than a hundred. It has been found that editors' jour neys average only 50 miles, which fact effectually disposes of the musty joke about newspaper men riding on passes to save board bills. They apparently stay at home more than other folks do. TO PREVENT SMUGGLING. No More "Through Pullmans" to Be Admitted to Mexico. Mexico City, Dec. 9. It is reported that the government, on account of al leged smuggling into the country, will make a new regulation requiring Pull man cars used on trunk lines here to remain always within Mexico, thus do ing away with through Pullman service. GASOLINE MOTOR CAR. Santa Fe Will Use One For Southern Kansas Track Inspection. "Wellington, Kan., Dec. 9. The bridge and building and track departments of tne banta Fe received today a gasolin motor car for the -use of the heads of the departments named. It is a new ca and has a speed of forty-five miles an nour. It was sent from Chicago an will carry three persons. It is in the shape of a tricycle hand car but has four wheels. It will be used mostly in track inspection. Advertising Kansas' Big Crops. A new line of Kansas advertising for use mostly in ;ne East has been issued by the Santa Fe road. The advertising matter is prepared for publication in newspapers, and is headed. "How crops grow m Kansai" The following is the text or the ad: In 20 years Kansas has raised 2.996. 000.000 bushels corn and 691.000,000 bushels of wheat. From 1896 to 1900 Kansas ranks first in value of wheat and corn, $37S,00O,OOO. For 1900 Kansas is first in wheat. $45,000,000; firs in corn and wheat, $88,000,000 (or $66.50 eacn person) fifth in corn. $53,000,000, Above figures are given out officially by Uncle Sam. There's nothing the matter with Kansas. Other facts in pamphle entitled "Kansas Resources," mailed free. Get a home for yourself or son in bountiful Kansas, and share in next year s prosperity. Departmental Notes. "Washington. Dec. 9. Empire, Kas., is made sub station No. 1 of Galena to take effect January 1. Ella G. Shield, of Wichita. Kas., has been admitted to practice before the treasury department. The postmaster general has ordered the consolidation of the postoffice a Empire City with Galena office, Kan sas. Postofflces discontinued: Woodleaf, Franklin county, Kas., mail to Ottawa. Homeseeker Excursions Announced The Southwestern lines have made the same arrangements for home-seekers rates for January and February of the coming year as apply during the pres ent month. The Western lines and the Southeastern lines have no change in the basis of theae rates for the present. ABOUT RAILROAD PEOPLE. John Walter, of the blacksmith shop, was off Saturday. Thomas McHush. of the storehouse, has Deen orr a nay or two. Engine 43$. the Player compound, is in to receive new valves. Locomotives 1020 and 1021. new Bald wins, came in Saturday. John Havens, of the car shops, has been out for a day or two. Jesse Smelser, truck worker in Neiswin- ter's gang, has been laying off. Bert Shields, a helper in the boiler shop, has been off duty for a few days. Joseph Maze, of the boiler shop, has been losing some time on account of sick ness. A. F. Hilton, general storekeeper, has gone to La. Junta on a short business trip. Conductor Coddintrton. who has been on a work train on the cut-off, was here Sunday. John Neyman, of the water service, who has been ill for ten days, has reported lor duty. Considerable new machinery has been ordered for the tool room in the ma chine shon. Machinist Elmer Miller has been trans ferred to his brother's cans in the east erecting shop. General Superintendent Resscguie left Sunday in his special car for a business trip to Chicago. The horizontal drill press is off for repairs. The air brake lathe is also get ting some "fixings." M O. Smith is firing on the plug, and William Packard is on the coal train un til that run is assigned. James Collinson, general master me chanic, has returned from an inspection trip over on tha Chicago division. Wilbur Potter, the bridge carpenter, who has been off because of an attack of tonsilitis, came on duty this morning. Pat Morgan, of the blacksmith shop, who has been sick for a time, is better, and expects to be on duty again soon. For several days the mill has been run ning on short power, owing to the repairs which were being made on the boilers. Engine 2356 has been brought in from yard service and is in the hands of Jenks' garg in the east shop for a gen eral overhauling. Switchman Mark Withers has been ab--sent from his place on the yard engine for three or four days. A bad cold is figur ing as the cause. Max Thymian, transfer table engineer, who has been out for nearly a month be cause of the death of his wife, came in again this morning. John Bozarth. a car repairer in the sheds, has been obliged to stay away from work for a few days on account of an attack of lumbago. J. C. Seckler, a car repairer, left Sat urday noon for Albuquerque, N. M., where he will visit for two weeks. Mrs. Seck ler accompanied him. All the boys in the ash-pan room arc congratulating Hugh McGivern ttver the purchase of a No. 12 hammerless, auto matic ejector shotgun. George Risen, an ash-pan hanger, has been obliged to lay off on account of his eyes being poisoned while down east of town a few days ago. Peter Butler, of the sand house, has had his pride advanced several notches bv the arrival of a new stove for drying sand in that department. Conductor Reece has been up from Ar gentine for several days, visiting his fam ily and incidentally following a way car on a main line local freight. Machinist Edward Saunders, who be lieves wet days are the kind for duck hunting, could not resist the temptation to put in Saturday that way. Brakeman Thomas Turner, who has been working out of Wichita, has been given a transfer to Wellington and will move his family to that place at once. Brakeman C. R. Home, of the St. Jo seph passenger run. hits been obliged to lay off on account of sickness. Cary jonnson nas oen ninng tne vacancy. C. C. Holloway, of the mill, was oft Saturday showing a brother around the shops. The brother lately arrived from lnuianapoiis ior a visit oi a week nere. Frank Flaherty, who has been working as a machinist helper, has been put on as day oiler, we takes tne place of George Chase, who goes to helping as formerly. Water service men are still busv trans ferring the patterns into the new build ing erected for that purpose. They say t will require anotner weeit to nmsn tne job. G. H. Helman. formerly a butcher here. but for some months out of the city, has returned bringing with him a wife se cured at Cleveland, Ohio, during his ab sence. Conductor Lonu. who for seven months has been in charge of a cut-off work train, has been relieved from duty there and already has made several trips on ww roaa. Work on car trucks, which has been dragging for a number of months, has picked up considerably ot late, and the men in that department have all they aiienu to. Machinist C. M. Kimplen, who has had carpenters at work on a new residence in Oakland, expects to.be able to occupy me property witnin a tew weeks, per- naps y tne nrst oi uie year. Nicholas Grilev, who vorks In the atr brake corner, but who for a few davs has been absent, came in again Saturday, bringing with him the news of an arrival oi a 12-pound baby boy at ms house. Elgie Brattan. document clerk in the Eastern division offices, and Guilford Up degraiT, stenographer to Supt. C. T. Mc Lellan, went east for Sunday; Bratton to Kansas City and Upuegran to Law rence. Train No. 2 was annulled Saturday af ternoon on account of some trouble out west. Engineer Neugebauer and Con ductor took engine 1004 light to Kansas City, where a plug section was made up anu run on east. Machinist Richard Ford, of the south shop, who was taken to the hospital five weeks ago for a difficult operation, is slowly recovering and is now allowed to walk around outside. It will be several weeks yet before he can report for duty. Next Friday evening the young people of the First Methodist church will give a match social at the railroad Y. M. C. A. This event was to have taken place last spring before the close of the season, but owing to bad weatner naa to be post pones. Engineer Cappy Sharp came in on No, 1 Saturday with a bad order eve. Eseau- ing steam from an imperfectly packed throttle valve slightly burned the mem ber and blew dirt in it, and Sharp was uuugeu iu get an yruer on tne Hospital ior treatment. Osman Bates, who was burned by gas from the "sea cow" about two months ago. is still on the mend. His arm which was broken has been, removed from the cast, and one hand which was badly swollen is better than it was some time ago. Ashford Thompson, a brother of George Thompson, of the boiler shop, was mar ried a week ago today to Miss Amanda Stansbury, of Albuquerque, N. M. Thomp son is firing out of there, but was form erly an employe of the blacksmithing de- parLiueni nere. Al Chamberlain, receiving clerk at the storenouse, leit Saturday lor san Tan- cisco, where he will spend two weeks. He was accompanied by Mrs. Chamber lain. James Griffith, agents' packer, is on his desk, and J. B. McCoy is doing oriititn s wonc. Jesse Dix. who was struck on the head by a two-by-four Saturday morning and had to go to the hospital, will Trobablv not lose any more time as a result of the injury. The blow, however, knocked him down and a gash was cut In his head which had to be sewed up. Fireman Lewis Laws lost a trin or two Decause or an injury to nis rigit eye. Laws was changing a water elass at Osage Citv the other day and lust as he turned on tne steam it Durst, tne frag ments flying in his face and one eye, No permanent injury will result. Word has been received from Thomas Birmingham, who Quit the coach shop here and went to San Bernardino, Cal., last summer. Birmingham seems to be pleased with the country out there and writes that he Is enjoying excellent health has all the time since ne arrived. Shop men who are members of the Court of Honor will be interested in the meeting of next Tuesday evening which is to be attended Dy A. L. tieretord, su preme chancellor of the order. He comei from Springfield. 111., and has been at the head of that organization for the last five years. Saturday afternoon one of the over head steam nines in the east shoo burst. and for a few moments there was a stampede among the men in that part to get out of the way of escaping steam. Luckily no one was burned, and water service workmen have since been repair ing the break. Amos Beeler Saturday took out the 1017. the new Baldwin compound equipped witn jonn Players traction lncreaser. By a mechanism the load may be shifted from the drivers when the engine is tak ing a heavy grade, and then after the turn, the weight is again placed in its normal position. Conductor Charles - Stevenson, a Santa Fe train oaDtain on the New Mexico di vision, recently drew .a ring said to be worth $150. for being the most popular conductor in the town of Las Vegas. Stevenson is known, to a number of train men on this part of the system, having at one time run out of Florence. Georsre Cole, who has been working in the blacksmithing department as a help er for about five months, took his time Saturday. He will handle the retail busi ness of the Chappeil Coal company on East Seventh street. Previous to enter ing the shops he had a coal office at the corner of Second and Klrtn streets. Some additional instructions regarding the handling of acet lene eas lamns have been issued to engineers and firemen lately. These cover cases in which the apparatus refuses to work. So far the experiments with this illuminant have given satisfactory results, and it is thought that the lamp has many advant ages over the electric headlight. Feed-water tests which have been con ducted for the purpose of ascertaining whether or not water could be heated by team from the exhaust of the air pump as it was being conducted to the boiler from the tank, have been concluded. The experiments show that but little saving would result, as it requires too much time for the required heat to be secured. One of the new nassene-er engines is to be equipped with a box on the side by which the mechanical experts will be able to taKe speed tests, ic nas Deen reported that the engines were rated at a speed of 70 miles an hour pulling ten coaches, and the object of the experiments will be to determine whether or not they will come up to what is claimed for them. One car of fire clay and one of fire sand have been unloaded inside the new blacksmith shop for use in the furnaces there. Water service carpenters have been busy for a day or two getting the large doors at the south end ready to swing. They were put in some time ago, but through some mistake a car was kicked back against them and damaged them considerably. Hialmer East, a brother of Fred East f the blacksmith shop and known to a umber of the shop men through his isit here last summer, will sail from New York on Wednesday for Rangoon, Burmah. He expects to be gone for the next seven years doing missionary work among a tribe of mountaineers there. At the end of that time he is at liberty to return to civilization if he chooses. Beginning with Jan. 1. what is known s the "ledger system" is to go into ef fect for handling the accounts of the CURSE OF BRINK CUBED BY White Ribbon Remedy. Can be given in Glass of Water, Tea or Coffee Without Patient's Knowledge. White Ribbon Remedy will cure or de stroy the diseased appetite for alcoholic stimulants, wnetner tne patient is a con iirmed inebriate, "a tippler." social drink er or drunkard. Impossible for anyone to have an appetite for alcoholic liquors af ter using White Ribbon Remedy. Mrs. Moore, superintendent of the TVo man's Christian Temperance union, writes: 'I have tested White Ribbon Remedy on very obstinate drunkards and the cures have been many. In many cases tne remedy was given secretly, j. cneer t'ully recommend nd endorse White Rib bon Remedy. Members or our union are delighted to find a practical and econom ical treatment to aid us in our temper ance work." Mrs. West, president of the Women's Christian Temperance union, writes: "I know of so many people redeemed from the curse of drink by the use of White Ribbon Remedy that I earnestly request you to give it a trial. iruggists or In mail $1. Trial package free by writing MRS. A. M. TOWNSEXD (for years sec retary of the Women's Christian Temper ance union), 2is uremont street, Bos ton. Mass. Sold in Topeka bv M. Weightman, druefiist. 833 Kansas avenue. There is no guesswork about Primrose Butter and never any variation in the qual ity. You can order it anywhere with abso lute confidence that it is perfectly pure and sweet. To the goodness of Primrose Butter from the creamery to the table, every pound is packed in an air-tight, odor age, SS store houses all over the Santa Fe. This used to be in vogue before the reorganiza tion of the road, but has not been since then. It is claimed that this will eo into detail a little more than has been done lately and will of course furnish a better understanding of what that deoartment is dointf. Construction of the npw Santa. Te "in" freight depot at Kansas City is expected to be started soon. The business of the company has developed recently to such an extent that it has been deemed neces sary to have a freight house for handling the 'out" and "in" traffic. Estimates were drawn for this building about a yenr ago. it will be situated in the west bottoms, not far from the present struc ture used for that purpose. Stock traffic has been exceotionallv light recently. There has been but little freight moving over the Kansas City branch since the order of a few days ago went into effect running most of that class oJ: trains over the cut-off. What ever passes through here is en route to St. Joseph, but the amount of that is very little of late. For two months or more the St. Joseph packers have drawn heavily from the ranges of the west and southwest. Somewhere near twentv cars of ballast have been received for the foundation of the machine shop. There are ten or twelve carloads of sand, one or two of cement and two of steel which have been switched in on the shop track for un loading as soon as needed. Jf the weather holds arood one more week the contract ors will be almost ready for the struc tural material to be olaced. After that begins the job will be pushed as rapidly as possible until spring. "Frisco" is the laconic notation which has been adopted in donating the coal cars of that system. The tirst of them so labeled are now . appearing, and the de sign is especially striking. The letters are white on a black background and of such size that they may be seen at a long dis tance. The Memphis, before the first named road absorbed it, adopted this style of signs for its coal cars, and it seems to have given entire satisfaction. It is believed that other roads will take it up in timeL TO FORM A t MON. AH Catholic Societies to Be Bound Together. Cincinnati, Dec. 9. Much interest was taken here today among the officers and such delegates as have arrived for the convention tomorrow of the American Federation of Catholic societies. The permanent organization of a Central commission of all the Catholic societies is regarded as one of the most import ant steps that has ever been taken for the church in America. The leaders say it is not proposed to interfere with the autonomy of the Hibernians, the Knights of St. John, the American Catholic Un ion, the German Catholic Verein, the Catholic Knights of America, or any other Cathloc societies, but to form a federation in which they all will be rep resented for a common purpose. There were important conferences today most ly devoted to the preparation of re ports that are to be submitted to the convention Tuesday. PRICE HAS DECLINED. Islands Are Not Worth What They Onee Were. New York, Iec. 9. A dispatch from Copenhagen to the London Times and New York Times says the economic sit uation in the ranish West Indies is bad, owing to the fall in the price of sugar, but St. Thomas has an excellent harbor, which would be strategically and com mercially valuable to the United States. It is significant, says the correspond ent, in 1MS7 the United States offered for the two smallest islands nearly double the sum now offered for all three. The Eanish party which is opposing the sale points out that it would be un wise to sell the best harbor in the West Indies just when the isthmian canal is about to b built, but the majority of Panes have only agrarian interests, and have therefore no special interest in re taining the islands. Corean Cabinet Changes. Tacoma. Wash., Iec. 9. Advices from the Orient state that several pro-Chinese members of the Corean ministry were re cently removed. Chief among them was Major General Pok. minister of foreign affairs, who was absent in Japan attend ing the mikado's army maneuvers. His undoing ijaa brought about by Li Yungik, leader of the Russian-French party, who pointed out that Pok was espousing the Japanese cause too warmly, as was shown by his granting- Japan a large ground concession at Masampo and his with drawal of the veto on grain exportation at Japan's behest. Minister of Agricul ture Kwon was also dismissed as being too pro-Japanese. Pok is to be succeeded as foreign minister by Lo, now minister to St. Petersburg. Peaceful Ending: in Sight. New York, Dec. 9. The Argentine min ister, Senor Portello. has delivered his government's answer to Chili's note pro posing a basis of settling the pending questions, cables the Valparaiso corre spondent of the Herald. In an interview Minister Portello said he believed the controversy would be ended in three or four days. Vanderbilt Duchess Coming. London. Dec. 9. The naners announce that when the Duchess of Marlborough, formerly Miss Consucla "Vanderbilt, visits the United States with her children this winter, she will spend Christmas with her father. William K. Vanderbilt, at his country home. Idle Hour, and return it Great Britain in February. Kansas City and Return $2.67 via the Santa Fe. Grand opera. Tickets on sale Decem ber 9 and for day trains of December 10, limited for return to December 11. Creamery Butter represents a new idea in butter making and butter keeping. It is most delicious in flavor, hign- est in quality, richest in nutriment. , Jt. preserve The Primrose package is the only known method of preserving the purity of butter under all conditions. Its use for this - proof pack purpose being controlled by lined within and sealed THE CONTINENTAL without. CREAMERY Topeka, Kas. 5-INCH PERFECTO AT r!e!aKa!3j "asr:-,. -, ' 1 i:s: cvjif lh inrf "" CURRY CIGAR CO., Makers. GOES TO NEW MEXICO. James Reeder's Court of Claims Will Hold a Session. James Reeder, of Hays City, who was in Topeka last week attending the su preme court, is clerk of the special court created by the federal govern ment several years ago to determine the validity of a large number of claims under Mexican land warrants in the southwest. Mr. Reeder left Saturday for New Mexico to attend a sitting of the spec ial court at Santa Fe. About 280 cases have been disposed of by the court thus far and there are still about 60 on the docket. It will take about four years for the court to complete its work. None of the claims involves less than $50,000, and the majority much more thaji that. Many years ago when Spain owned all the territory in the southwest. It gave land grants to individuals in con sideration of their protiing the coun try against invasion. Then Mexico set up in the governmental business for it self, and when it ceded the southwest to the United States by the treaty of 1S48, many of these land grants in what is now New Mexico, Arizona and south ern California were included. Some of the claims overlapped and some seemed ' to be fictitious. In order to decide upon them definitely and establish the titles beyond a doubt, the special court "was created to pass upon the various claims. Some of the claims were for more than two million acres. COMING DRAMATIC EVENTS. The comedy "Too Rich to Marry" will be at the Crawford tonight. The prices are 2d, 50 and 7a cents and the box seats SI. The company presenting the piece includes the following people: Arthur Smith, R. B. Brown, Ed Redmond, Fred Armstead, Jessie Brink, Estelle Red mond and Jessie Emison. The large company supporting Madam Helen Modjeska and Louis James un der the management of Vv'agenhals and Kemper will be at the Crawford Tues day. At the matinee performance the company will present "The Merchant of Venice" instead of "Mary Stuart" as previously announced.. At the night per formance the company will play "Hen ry VIII." The prices for the matinee will be 5, 50, 75 and $1 and box seats $1.50. The night prices will be 50, 75, $1, $1.50 and box seats 2. "The Daughter of the Diamond King" will be at the Crawford Wednesday night. Alice Archer will be at the Crawford Thursday In the comedy drama of New Mexico life, "Jess of the Bar Z Ranch." Jangling Nerves. Are you irritable? Do you sleep badly? Is it hard to concentrata your thoughts? Is your appetite poor? Do you feel tired, restless and despondent? Try Lichty's Celery Nerve Compound. It will do you more good than anvthing you have ever tried. Sold by George W. Stansneld. 632 Kansas ave. ; Marshall Bros., 115 Kansas ave. 500 Postmasters to Be Made Happy. Washington, Dec. 9. 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