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TOPEKA STATE JOTJENAIV MONDAY EVENING. AUGUST 25, 192.
RAILROAD NEWS. Double Track to Kansas City Will Be Built For Use of Union Pacific and Rock Island. THAT 99-YEAR LEASE Prevents Rock Island From Building Its Own Line. More Rock Island Officials For Kansas City. In an interview given at Kansas City C. A. Goodnow, general manager of the Rock Island system stated that the Kock Island wiU not build its own track from Topeka to Kansas City, but that a double track is to be built by the Un ion Pacilic for the joint use of both roads. . : Mr. Goodnow also stated that the of fices of the Kansas City-St. Louis line will probably be located at Kansas City, and that this line will be in op eration within a year. "Has the Rock Island purchased the Frisco " he was asked. "I think not," said Mr. Goodnow. "I am not, of course, connected with the department that buys new roads, but it is mv ludsrment that the Rock Island has not purchased the Frisco and that it never intended to." Further questioning along the line of Rock Island purchases found no re sponse and the reporter endeavored to ascertain the route to be used by the Rock Island from Kansas City limits to the Union depot. "Don't know1 anything about it," re plied Mr. Goodnow to this line of in quiry. '-I know that the Kansas City- St. Louis line will be n operation with in a year, maybe less." "Where will the offices of this line be Vacated?" "I can't say positively," said the man ager of the Rock Island system, "but I am inclined to think that is where Kan sas City will score. The removal of the offices from Toiiska a short time ago presages the establishment of the offices for the operation of the Kansas City St. Louis line in Kansas City. There are sure to be more offices in Kansas City. You will find a lot of Rock Island office employes living in Kansas City before the year is out." "Will the Rock Island continue the use of the Burlington tracks, the Han nibal bridge and the Union Pacific tracks into Kansas City?" was the next question. "It most certainly will do all of these things. We are to use the Burlington tracks, the Hannibal bridge and the Union Pacific tracks. We are tied up with a ninety-nine year lease with the Union Pacific for the use of its tracks between Kansas City and Topeka. I will tell this, however the track be tween Kansas City and Topeka is to be made a double track. Then the traffic of both the Union Pacific and Rock Is land roads can easily be accommo dated." An attempt to lead Mr. Goodnow into a discussion of the Bates bridge in jected the union depot proposition into the conversation. "All of the railroads realize that Kan sas City needs a new Union passenger station. And it is going to be accom plished, and that very soon. It will probably be located right where it is now. And it will be a structure suited to the needs of Kansas City and the railroads for the next fifty years. "I don't know what we are going to do for freight cars this year," said Mr Goodnow, looking out of the window at rows of loaded freight cars standing in the Hannibal yards. "The corn crop of the middle west and of Kansas, Ne braska and Missouri is enormous. I have Just returned from a tour of the lines in Kansas and Nebraska, and 1 never saw the like. Not only is the amount of corn being raised something enormous, unprecedented you might say, but the quality of the corn is way above the average. "There is a shortage of corn in for eign countries and there is going to be a demand for the moving of this crop or corn or ours as soon as it can be cut, Every railroad in the country has in creased its car equipment enormously Not only in the number of cars ordered, but the cars are larger and the tonnage capacity is greater. Despite this large Increase in equipment there are not go ing to be enough, cars to move the crop It is a 'bumper' crop and no mistake." Mr. Goodnow, accompanied by H. S. Cable, superintendent of the western district, and John Sullivan, roadmaster. left yesterday afternoon for a.- tour of the southwest lines of the Rock Island system. HOW THEY DID IT. Brokers Blade Five Cents on Those Houston Excursion Tickets. A railroad man Just returned from Houston was asked by a reporter for the El Paso Herald how those thirty cent tickets sola last week at Houston They were good for Saturday only and cigars were tarown in as an extra in ducement. "Those brokers 1 who sold the tickets and gave away a $4.50 box of cigars in addition it has been figured out made live cents on eacn transaction. This is how they did it. "The . Houston brokers wired their Chicago, Kansas City and St Louis Eczema, Psoriasis, Salt Rheum, Tetter and Acne Belong to that class of inflammatory and disfiguring skin eruptions that cause more genuine bodily discomfort and worry than all other known diseases. The impurities or sediments which collect in the system because of poor digestion, inactive Kidneys and other organs of elimination are taken up by the blood, saturating the system with acid poisons and fluids that ooze out through the glands and pores of the skin, producing an inde scribable itching and burning, and " I can cheerfully endorse your S. S. S. the yellow, watery discharge forms as a cure for Eczema. I was troubled into crusts and sores or little brown with it for 25 years and tried many , , , . , . rr , - remedies with, no g-ood. effects, but after and white scabs that drop off, leaving nBiag. afew botties of S. S. S. was entlxe the skin tender and raw. The effect ly relieved. Wm. Campbell, of the poison may cause the skin to 813 Central St., Wichita, Kan. crack and bleed, or give it a scaly, fishy appearance; again the eruptions may consist of innumerable blackheads and pimples or hard, red bumps upon the face. Purification of the blood is the only remedy for these vicious skin diseases. Washes ' and powders can only hide for a time the glaring blemishes. S. relieve the skin. S. S. S. is the only guaranteed purely vegetable blood i purifier. It contains no Arsenic, Potash or other harmful mineral. ". Write us about your case and our physicians will advise without charge. We have a handsomely illustrated book on skin diseases, which will be sent vfree to all who wish it. . thf SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.. .Atlanta,. Ge representatives - asking what they would pay for tickets from those places to Houston. The Chicago people were willing to pay $25 and others propor tionate prices. "Round trip tickets to Chicago were then selling at $24.50 but when the Houston brokers received the offer of $25 from Chicago to Houston the rate had been cut to $21.95. When a ticket was sold for $25.3ft which cost the brok er only $21.95 a balance was left the broker of $3.35. Those who bought tickets received their $25 from the Chicago cor respondent and consequently only paid thirty cents as their fare to Chicago. The cigars which the broker threw in with the thirty cent ticket cost $3.30 wholesale which deducted from his bal ance of $3.35 gave him a profit of five cents on each ticket. "How did the brokers get their tick ets for their passengers? The passen ger went to the broker's office and was told to go to the city office and buy his ticket paying at the quoted rate. Then returning he gave the broker $3.35 in addition receiving therefor an order en titling him to his rebate of $25 in Chi cago. Many people took advantage of the thirty cent fare. A great many went because it was so cheap. That rate is certainly the lowest ever made in Texas and about the lowest in the history of rate making." PETER POWER FREE. Let Out of Jail, Where He Was Put For Contempt. ' New York,-Aug. 25. Peter Power, who was named as a complainant in the suit to prevent the turning over of Northern Pacific to the Northern Se curities company, and who was sen tenced to 30 days' imprisonment for contempt of court in failing to obey a subpoena to testify, has been released from Ludlow street jail. Power gave evidence before Special Examiner Ma. bey, and his lawyer , pleaded that they should relieve him of the charge of con-tenrmt- The governing committee of the stock exchange, it is said, will take cogniz ance of the development in the suit of Peter Power against 'the Northern Pa cific railroad, because of the alleged connection of several members of the exchange with the case. Under section 8 of article 7 a member may be suspended for a year if ad judged guilty of "an act detrimental t the interest or welfare of the exchange. Under section 6 a member adjudged guilty of willful violation of the const! tution of the exchange or of any reason of the governing committee regulating conduct or business of members, or of any conduct or proceeding inconsistent to just and equitable principles of trade, may be suspended or expelled as the said committee may determine. CHECKS FROM CHICAGO. Rock Island Men No Longer Get Paid From Topeka. Goodland, Kan., Aug. 25 The fact that the Rock Island system paid out more money this month to its employes at Goodland than for several years previous, is proof that the Rock Island is doing a heavy business. The pay of the train service was especially heavy because of the large increase in travel west during the summer months. The cashier of the First National bank said that more men drew checks exceeding $200 than for years previous. The First National paid out $15,000 and the employes of the bank were kept busy handing out the cash. Payment this time was made with green checks which were sent out from headquarters at cmcago, as the omce of assistant treasurer at Topeka has been abolished. - RAILROAD 100 YARDS LONG. Scheme to Block the Plans of Wabash at Pittsburg. President Ramsey of the Wabash is still in Pittsburg looking after the affairs of the system of which he is the head. An at tempt is being made to keep the Wabash out of the south side mill district, from which will come a large part of the freight tonnage. The Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio Railroad company has been quietly chartered for the purpose of blocking the entrance of the Wabash to this rich field. The new road will extend from Carson street on the south to the Monongahela river, a distance of only about 100 yards, but is the kev to the situation. The ground covered lies directly in the pathway of the Wabash, the latter owning tne property on both sides of it. At one end will be the Pennsylvania tracks and a perpendicular cliff 500 feot high: at the other the Pitts burg and Like Erie railroad and the river will be in tne way. ivir. liamsey is on tne scene and will doubtless take steps to pre vent the shutting out of the Wabash, Dut what he can do other than buy the new road outright, is not clear. It is generally believed in railroad circles here that the projected line was simply chartered to compel the Wabash to pay a fancy figure for the property, as without the entrance thus closed to them the road can not gain admission to the south side. Officers For Blacksmith's Association. Members of the National Railroad Master Blacksmiths' association - have concluded their annual convention at the Wellington hotel, Chicago. The fol lowing officers were chosen. President, John McNally, Chicago; first vice presi dent, George Lindsay, Evansville; sec ond vice president, Thomas F. Keane, Hillburn, N. Y.; secretary and treas urer, A. L. Woodworth, Lima, Ohio: chemist, G. H. Williams, Boston. The organization will hold its next annual session at Buffalo. Inspection of Rock Island Track. El Paso, Tex., Aug. 25. R. A. Thomp son, engineer of the railroad commis sion, has finished his inspection trip over that part of the Chicago, Rock Island & Mexico railroad which crosses the Panhandle of Texas. He says that S. S. eradicates all poisonous accumu lations, antidotes the Uric and other acids, and restores the blood to its wonted purity, and stimulates and revitalizes the sluggish organs, and the impuri ties pass off throueh the natural channels and the road Is splendidly constructed and is doing a heavy traffic. It runs over an almost perfectly level country and for a stretch of 72 miles there is not a curve. This is the longest piece of straight track in the country, with one exception. There are only about fou small bridges on the entire line In Texas. Engineer Thompson's inspection was made as a preliminary to author izing a bond issue. CLOSE TO TEXAS LIKE. Orient Surveyors Now N earing Edge of Mexico. El Paso. Tex., Aug. 25. The survey lor tne stilwell road is being mane toward the Texas border as fast as pos sible. They are now camped on the El Fuerte river, 150 miles from its mouth, in the state of Sinaloa. Letters from members of the survey party state that the Orient is pushing the work and is building a great railroad. ABOUT RAILROAD PEOPLE. W. A. Powers, chief chemist, was in Col orado Springs over Sunday. Tony Beyer, a machinist in Jenks' gang, drew his time Saturday morning. William Cummins, a trimmer, has gone to Colorado to remain until September. George Carlson, a machinist apprentice, spent Sunday and today in Cleburne visit ing. Al Olson, a south shop machinist, is home from a pleasure trip along the Great Lakes. . George Oppenheimer, until now a helper in the smith shop, has been given charge of a fire. Locomotive 566 was Disced over the last pit in the south shop Saturday for gen eral reoairs. G. W. Clnsson. fuel and ice contractor, has returned from a brief business trip on the Chicago division. Charles Johnson, a blacksmith, left Sun day afternoon for Los Angeles, CaL.whera he has a job in sight. Hugh Casey, until last week a helper in the boiler-making department, has gone to a Union Pacific masonry gang. Clyde Shaffer, a storehouse trucker, has drawn his time after a term of service covering about three months' time. A. A. Vogel of the air brake department in the car shops took a lay off Saturday all day to attend the fusion rally. J. M. Meade, resident engineer, has been unable to attend to his office duties for a day or two owing to a slight indisposi tion, - . David Garner, a flue cutter in the boiler shop, was summoned to Iowa Saturday by a telegram announcing the death of his father. . Handcar carpenters are busv buildine' a well drill derrick 34 feet high to be used by the company in Illinois. Another 36 feet in height will be constructed. Solon Keiffer of the wheel shoo, who has been in the hospital some weeks with an attack of typhoid fever, is doing satisfac torily according to reports this morning. A. F. "Robinson, bridge engineer, left on No. 1 of Sunday for Ixs Angeles, Cal., where he will .ioin Mrs. Robinson and baby for a brief pleasure stay on the coast. G. J Mears, for the last 13 years agent at Harveyville, has resigned that position and September 1 will find him opening a general merchandise store at that point. Blair Anderson, formerly a clerk in the company offices at Guthrie, Ok., has been promoted to a clerkship in the office of Superintendent JJolan at Fort Madison, Iowa. . . Park Bigham, formerly of the Topeka boiler shop, but now in the same depart ment of the Missouri Pacific at Cypres yards, spent Sunday in Topeka the guest of friends. There will be an excursion to Topeka next Sunday by the Swedish society of Kansas City. A special train will be run over the Rock Island, leaving there at 9 a. m. and returning at 7:30 p. m. Engineer Robert Mears, who a year ago took a lay off to look after mining inter ests in southern Missouri, has returned to railroading and it was expected would go out on his run west of here today. Secretary T. E. Prout of the Railroad Y. M. C. A hss not made satisfactory pro gress within the last few days. His con dition, however, is not considered any worse than formerly, only there is no im provement. Desmer Confer. 15-year-old son of Nath an Confer of the wheel shop, will be here this week for a fortnight with his father. He is a surgical student at Columbus. O.. and is paying his parents the first visit in six years. William D. Luke, a machinist who was included in the lay off, left today for Tren ton. Mo., where he will go to work for the Rock Island. He has been president of the local order of the International Association of Machinists. Joseph Hornby, who has charge of the cast iron in the storehouse, and Mrs. Horn by have gone to SDrinefield. Mo., for a vacation of ten days. Ben Adams is doing Hornby's work, and James Stanley, a packer, is checking up in that depart' ment. Edward Fuller, day tender of the Sec ond street switch shanty, laid off Saturday to ate the pulling of the lanyard for the fusion gun. Fuller is one of the strongest Republicans in Topeka, but he likes to see the fun in a rally of an opposing party occasionally. B. G. Baird, Frank Harris and Byron E. Davis, machinists, who shared in the reduction at the shops, took Sunday's No. 1 for El Paso, Tex. Davis has a job with the Rock Island at Alamagordo, N. M., and the others are undetermined as to where they will stop. Joseph Heinisch and John Ruppel have been put to work in the tinning depart ment on switch lamps. There is a big demand for these now. Heinisch has been handling tin exclusively and Ruppel is the regular jacKet man. There was a small freight wreck on the cut off Saturday night which necessitated the summoning of the Topeka wrecker. A freight car got off the rails between Gard ner and Edgerton, and before the train in which it was coupled could be stopped, considerable track was aisturDeo. William Chapman, who has been assist ing the ash pan hangers, has decided to loin in the exodus to the Pacific coast. and has notified the authorities of his in tention to move to San Bernardino. Cal. where he will work in the boiler shop of the company. He is busy packing hia goods- Thomas Checksfield has been recruited for duty in the shops fire department. Ti more new men are to be put on in the near future to supply the vacancies caused by the absence of Elmer Hunter and Hugh McGivern. Hunter and McGivern were laid off in the reduction of a week ago. Fireman Thomas Cloud, who for a long time was confined in Topeka hospital with a siege of typhoid fever, has reported for duty. It has been a good many weeks since he went out on his engine after re covering from his illness, going for a brief visit to rus rornier noma near moianapolia, ma. Night Operator Trueblood will succeed to the agency of the company at Barclay during the absence of I. B. Staples, the regular man, who has been relieved definitely on account of poor health. Sta ples will go at once to the coast in the nope or nnaang a climate mat wui Denen him. - Loss of time in the running of trains has been noticeable for the. last day or two, owing to the softening of the track by the heavy rains. Trains 2 and 6 from the west Sunday were indefinitely delayed, not on that account, however, but so far as could be determined owing to a wreck west of Dodge City. A "stub" 6 was sent through from JNewton, carrying tne uulf traffic. W. J. Haggart, a mill helper who had about ?35 taken from his trousers pocket a week ago Saturday night, now believes he and his family were chloroformed by the robber. He went to a physician and described the sensations of all the mftnbera the next day and he is now convinced that some such means was used In putting them in a condition that they might not awaken. - Pattern makers have not experienced any scarcity of work. Because of the loss of so many patterns in the recent fire at the Seaton foundry in Atchison, they have have been kept up on a schedule of ten hours a day and six days a week for some time. Reports indicate that the strin gency in the mechanical department busi ness caused by that fire is easing up a lit tle and the conditions will continue to im prove as the number of patterns is restored. KAflSASJJEUS. Cottonwood Riyer 'Overflowing Around mporia. Destroying Crops and Damaging Farm Homes. NEOSHO ALSO IS HIGH. Most of the Bridges Are Now Made Useless. The Santa Fe Is Troubled With Soft Tracks. Emporia, Aug. 25. The flood situa tion along the Cottonwood river near here is alarmins. The Cottonwood is at a standstill at a stage only a few inches lower than during the d&astrous flood of last June. Farms are deluged and homes are flooded, compelling bottom land farmers to flee from the dangerous waters. -v' . Fewer families are being caught in the flood than last June, for that ex perience tausht them to leave their homes sooner. The Cottonwood has been rising steadily for the past week and many farms have been submerged 36 hours and longer, causing certain destruction to the crops they bear. The situation is more serious than at the time - of the' June flood, because it is now too late to redant the fields when the flood recedes. The loss can hardly be computed. The Neosho is within its banks above the junction with the Cot tonwood river, six miles east of Em poria. Below the junction the Neosho is entirely out of its banks. The Santa Fe railroad is much . troubled with washouts west of here and some pas senger trains from the west are annull ed. The high water has rendered most of the bridges across the Cottonwood useless. A heavy rain fell here aain last night. TRACK WAS SOFT. Santa Fe Passenger Train Wrecked Near Dodge City - No One Hurt. Dodge-City, Kas., Aug. 25. Santa Fe passenger train No, 2, due in Kansas City at 5 o'clock Sunday, was derailed 18 miles east of Dodge City at 6 o'clock in the morning. There is a stretch of poor track along where the accident oc curred and recent heavy rains have made it very soft. Trainmen all have orders to run over it slowly. No. 2 was few minutes late out of Dodge City and the engineer started over the soft track at a good clip. The tender jumped the track and derailed the bag gage car, the mall car and a refrigerator car niied witn cantaloupes. All the naa- senger coaches remained on the track. The passengers were shaken up but no one was injured. The baggage men and mail clerks also escaped injury. The track is now open for traffic. SHE WANTED TO DIE. Wichita Girl Takes a Large Dose of . Bichloride of Mercury. Wichita, Aug. 25.Miss Orma Grey of 238 North Main street attemDted sui cide by taking three : tablets of bi chloride of mercury, because of some real or fancied wrong done her by her sweetheart, a man named Baker, who lives at Wellington ';The tablets she swallowed contained a little more than seven grains of the poison each, and the effect is most terrible, the" poison burn ing ou tne sensitive linings of the pass ages leading to and. also in the stomach and causes intense pain. xne woman was found writhing in pain about 3 o'clock yesterday morning and a physician was immediately sent for. He arrived in time to remove the poison before much of it got into the blood, and thus saved her life, but he could do little, to relieve her suffering. State Holiness Association. Wichita, Aug. 25. The camp meeting of the State Holiness association is weli attended, and every session has been all that couid be expected. The attendance from the city is the best ever seen at a. meeting of this kind and is growing every day. This is very gratifying to tnose wno nave tne meeting in charge The Speakers here from the east are Dr. 3. J. Fowler, Rev. C. E. Cornell and Rev. D. F. Brooks. Besides these there are a large number in attendance from various parts of the state. Killed Himself With Acid. Coffeyville, Aug. 25. Charles Deplan ty, of this city, died from the effects of drinking carbolic acid with suicidal in tent. He was a hard drinker and had been on a prolonged spree just prior to his death. He was a good mechanic and the inventor of a number of useful articles. He was 47 years of age and leaves a family. Commission For Glasgow. Salina, Kan., Aug. 25. E. L. Glasgow, of this city, who was recently given a commission in the regular army , has again passed a successful examination and he will be appointed a captain within a few days. Glasgow was a member of the Twentieth Kansas and he has a fine sol dier record. He served for a time as a member of the provost court at Manila. Since leaving here he has been stationed at Norfolk, Va. MIMIC WAR ENDS. Pillsbury Surrenders Unconditionally to Higginson. : Rockport, Mass., Aug. 25. The naval search problem on the New England coast was terminated at 5:40 Sunday morning by the signal, "surrender, im mediate and unconditional," from Rear Admiral Higginson's flagship, and the reply, "accept surrender" from the fore truck of the Prairie, Commander Pills bury's flagship. The battle between the blue, or defending squadron and the white, or attacking, squadron was thus quickly ended eight miles south of Thatcher's island. The enemy had most signally failed to make a harbor, hav ing for its objective Salem. A preponderance of fighting strength, relatively 64 points, represented by the includes Natural pood y IS NATURAL FOOD mm mm battleships Kearsarge, Alabama, and Massachusetts, Scorpion and a torpedo boat, overwhelmed the forty-five points represented by the auxiliary cruisers Prairie, Panther-and Supply. To speak from a theoretic standpoint, the white squadron was entirely destroyed by the guns of the defending battleships. Thus, on the fourth night, the game of naval strategy was brought to an end, it having covered a period of un ceasing toil, sleepless nights, of anxious and wearing vigil and of grave uncer tainty to its participants. The destruction of Pillsbury's squad ron occurred at a point just within the outer limit of Gloucester harbor, -not over eight miles southerly from Thatch er's island, off which had been anchored since Wednesday, when the war game was declared opened, the three powerful battleships of the blue squadron. The surrounding and "putting out of action" of the squadron in command of Pillsbury was the culminating chapters In the peace history of the American navy. For the placing In operation of the maneuvers of the warships off the coast of New England the navy had long prepared Itself and had long looked forward wtih keen anticipation. As planned by the naval authorities at Washington, two squadrons were to be put into the game, one the blue, the defending fleet, and the other the white, to be a hostile fleet, bent upon effecting an anchorage in some unprotected har bor on the coast from Cape Elizabeth to Cape Cod, opposed all the time by the first named fleet. This anchorage had to be maintined against the defenders for a period of six hours.. Commander Pillsbury's white squad ron consisting of auxiliary cruisers Prairie (flagship). Panther and Supply. The two former boats were each assign ed twenty points of fighting strength, while the Supply was assumed to repre sent five points. Admiral Higginson's fleet was actually superior in the num ber of its members, and, by the same j arrangements made as to the Pillsbury ; ships, it represented a grand total of ninety-seven points of strength. The Kearsarge, the Alabama and the Mas sachusetts, battleships, were ' given twenty, the cruisers Brooklyn and Olympia eight each, the Cincinnati and Montgomery, Gloucester, Mayflower and Scorpion three points each, while a num ber of torpedo boats made up the re maining numbers. To win in the mimic war, the blue squadron had to bring against the attacking vessels, as it did early today, warships superior in their combined assumed fighting power. Each side had the right to capture in dividual craft of the other fleet by over coming them in point of strength and under the rules of the game, the cap tured vessels were to retire altogether from the field of action. In the defeat of Pillsbury, the defense, with three battleships, the Scorpion and with a single torpedo boat, had sixty four points, so that the balance was against the attacking squadron. Throughout the mimic war there was placed in operation a system of coast defense which was almittedly of credit to those engaged in it. The problem was so complicated that on the war vessels here tonight the week's work is viewed with satisfaction for the one reason, if for no other, that the squadron has had invaluable prac tice. The final event of these war moves was the sequence of many complicated developments. The capture came at the end of a night filled with rumors as to the loca tion of the attacking squadron. At 9:30 o'clock last night three battleships of the blue squadron got under way in a hurry and sailed to the eastward. The intention was to move on to Portland, and, if that had been carried out. Ad miral Higginson, as it later developed. would have swung the balance of his 1 fighting force to that end of the coast line, as Pillsbury had intended he should but which was not done on account of heavy seas running outside Cape Elia abeth. Higginson, however, deflected his course back to Gloucester, after a swing seaward, in response to a report that the enemy had not been sighted when it was believed he had been, but in the last hours of the night Pillsbury sailed toward Cape Ann from the out side, an'd, as it proved, right under the very guns of the defending squadron. Commander Salisbury when still out to sea, after maneuvering, headed straight for Salem harbor. But the desired vantage point was never reached. When his boats had arrived off Mag nolia they were sighted by the signal station on Baker's island. A message was sent to the station at Rockport here and the torpedo boat Barney was sent out to notifv the blue squadron. The station here had before this been informed that Higginson's battleships had been sighted off Gloucester and that later they had returned to their berths under the lee of Harper's island. The Barney's commander was mysti fied, therefore, when, rounding Straits mouth, he saw no evidence of the pres ence of the Kearsarge. On a hazard, the Barney was steered southerly. Af ter Higginson's ships had cruised up and down the coast, they went to their anchor off Thatcher s island. At this time the officer on the deck of the Kearsarge was IJeutenant Ray Stone, with Midshinman William Dilworth Puleston as the junior officer in com mand. In contrast to others, the morn ing was clear and starbright. On the bridge a dozen jackies stood upon the lookout. One of these was Daniel Staehle. an apprentice of the first class. He stood well forward, peering on the lee side. The flagship was just falling down into a trough when he notified the ensign at his side that he could see the enemy. The officer of the deck called Lieutenant Evans and Flag Sec retary Bristol, and it was but the work of a moment to inform Admiral Hig ginson of the probability that the time for decisive action was at nand. It was real war then. General quar ters were sounded. There was a quick rush of many feet, the manning of hundred Dosts. the clank of the anchor chain, the ringing of bells, the giving of orders and a general clearing for ac tion. Not many moments passed before the flagship was under way, steaming at 14 knots, with the Alabama and Massachusetts many lengths In the rear. Some distance back was the Barney, raDidly overhauling the ships ahead. At 5:40 o'clock the three -battleships aided by the converted yacht Scorpion, which had chased in from the south In time to be in at the finish, and the Barney, which had overtaken the fleet. formed a horseshoe about the white squadron. The elation among the men on board the blue squadron ran high. There was something pathetic in the picture, when Commander Pillsbury, after he had signaled his surrender. passed in his barge from the pier, walk ed up the starboard gangway of the Kearsarge and offered his sword to Ad miral Higginsson. -"Keep your sword, sir," said the sen lor officer, his voice quivering a bit, in spite of himself, "I would not accept the sword from so gallant a foe." "And I, sir," responded Pillsbury. with dignity, "could not surrender to a nob ler or better officer, sir." This exchange of words ended the act ual surrender, and at the invitation of Admiral Higginson, Commander Pills bury stepped down to the cabin of the Kearsarge and here the two officers dis cussed in private the incidents of the days since the "declaration of hostili ties" on Wednesday. At the conclusion of the conference. Commander Pillsbury was returned to his flagship and it was not long before the Prairie headed down coast. A little later signals were given for the blue BEST PERSONALITY CONDUCTED TOURIST EXCURSIONS TO VIA. LEAVE TOPEKA Wednesdays Ektad Fridays VIA Scenic Line LATEST IMPROVED KAST TRAIN E. W. Thompson, A. Q. P. DENVER PUEBLO Colorado Spring AND RETURN, 015.00 Tickets on sale August 23d and 24th, August 30tli to September 10th, inclusive. Rock ballast track, free from dust and dirt. Harvey Eating Houses, and Observation Car for sightseers. T. L. KING, T. M. JAMES, Agent, Topeka. North Topeka. squadron to return to Rockport. Later, by the same system of communication established and maintained so success fully since Wednesday, messages were dispatched to all points from Portland to Provincetown ordering all the war ships of the defending squadron to re turn to Rockport for further Instruc tions, and at the same time to collect on the way to this harbor all signal men who had been detailed at both island and mainland stations along the coast. In an interview on board his flag ship. Admiral Higginson expressed his pleasure at the real work which had been done durine the week. He com mended Stahele, the apprentice boy, who was the first to report the presence of Commander Pillsbury's squadron. He said tie believed that, to sonw, extent. the maneuvers had taught the navy its points of weakness and strength during time of real action, and ne believed much good would come from the "wax game. The naval experts are discussing tne reason for Commander Pillsbury's ma neuver in steaming finally to the north ward and coming to anchor, as he did. at a point off Magnolia, and near to Gloucester harbor, especially In the light of the announcement that he had determined to anchor in Salem harbor: and the theory was advanced that the acting admiral of the white squadron either had observed that he had been sighted and decided to surrender hooe lessly, or try the last moment to run unseen by Admiral Higginson into Gloucester harbor. The main theme of discussion in Rockport last night among the seafar ing people, who know the Massachu setts coast as well as they know their own bouses, was the apparent rejection of all strategic movements by Com mander Pillsbury. He had not tried to land officers or marines ashore to learn the enemy's movement and he had sailed almost to the base of the defense lust before daylight, when capture seemed inevitable. To an Associated Press correspondent Admiral Higginson spoke very freely of the signal service. He laid special' em phasis on the work of the men detailed to signal duty and said he intended to issue a commendatory letter to all men of bis command. He scored the tele phone service and said it appeared very antiquated. He emphasized the neces sity of wireless telegraphy and illus trated the benefits if ships of the navjr were fitted with tnis new invention. "There would have been no need of the torpedo scouts," he said, "for I would have known at all times the ex act location of my shiss. "We need this service badly. : We are three years behind our foreign friends in this respect and I hope the system will be installed on the ships of the navy very soon." Commander Pillsbury was asked re garding his movements, and stated that wben ne lert Provincetown last Tues day his fleet steamed directly to sea, running off some forty miles about southeast of Cape Cod. His plan was to lay off there until Saturday night and then try for Salem harbor. Com ing on the coast at night he had first thought of making a feint with one of his ships In the direction of Portland, hoping to draw off Admiral Higginson and the big ships of his command in that direction, but as a heavy sea was running and as his ships were slow of speed and their bottoms foul, he de cided not to do this, and made his rum. direct for Salem harbor. 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