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TOPEKA' STATE JOURNAL., FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 21, 1902.
J is ij' " Lightness of a ; i Dorothy Dodd' " ON THE SCALES. A GREAT many interesting facts may be dis covered with a pair of scales, but it is doubt ful if any single fact will be more interesting and valuable to the average woman than the weight of her shoes. For this tells her the number of ounces that must be lifted thousands of times each day, and, a little calculation will show that she lifts tons of shoe leather a day no small labor in itself. The " Dorothy Dodd ' shoe saves the lifting oi more than one and a half tons every day. A pair of "Dorothy Dodd" shoes' are . several ounces lighter than ordinary shoes. The feet are just so much more comfortable, and you are so much less tired. Curiously enough the lighter a shoe, the longer it wears. They cost $3.00 P. S. 0! course wc will give you particu lars of the $4,000.00 Prize Contest MATTHEWS & D REGHSEL Distributors of Good Shoes. Kansas' Finest Shoe Store. Mail Orders Promptly Filled. RAILR0ADJ1EWS. Up Go the Freight Rates East of St. Louis. Public Will Have to Pay for Re cent Wage Increase. , EVERYTHING IS LOVELY Will Be No Rate Slashing on the Trunk Lines. New Schedule Will Go Into Ef fect Dec. 8. GROWING SERIOUS. The Freight Blockade Threatens In dustrial Prosperity of Country. Pittsburg. Pa.. Nov. 21. The freight blockade in the Pittsburg district is grow ing worse daily. It threatens the indus trial prosperity and is impeding this by keeping many furnaces and mills idle. Interests suffering most from the so-call-f d car shortage are losing thousands upon thousands of dollars. Due to the freight blockade there are idle in the Pittsburg district fi&.fiOO men, who are losing in daily wages $162,000. In the Shenango and Alahoning Valleys find the Cleveland district there were 22 blast furnaces shut down yesterday. These are operations of the merchant fur- nacemen. In three months past they have not come up to 40 per cent of their normal output. At the end of the year they will have to carry over at least 40 per cent of their contracts taken for this year's delivery. The idle furnaces throw nhout 2,200 men out of work, whose daily earnings are about $0,t'.oo. There were about l,"i"0 of the necessary 2.200 cars d livcred to the coke regions yesterday, but the Merchant furnacemen expect little relief from this, the heavier operators getting most of the coke, while the smaller consumers suffer. For days nnd days of the past fortnight deliveries of cars to the (Miking region ranged from 400 to son of the 2.2i0 required. For over m week some of the Merchant furnace in terests have not had a single car of coke pass through th blockaded Conway yards. In these yards there are now about 4.000 cars, the movement of which Is almost entirely blockaded. Mines are idle throughout the Pittsburg district because nougii ears cannot be se cured to keep them going. An estimate of the numbers of nun so thrown idle places the figure at 20.000 and at a time when the output is sorely needed. These men are losing in daily wages about the decision was sustained. But one judge excepted from the judgment and declared that such testimony was not only worthless, but positively danger ous. The court of appeals has reversed the court below and sustained that dis senting judge, holding: that it is mani festly absurd for men, however skilled in the microscopic examination of hand writing, to swear to the identity of the hand which had made a series of mere straight lines. A more palpable reduction of the ease to absurdity could not well be had. Tf such testimony could be admitted as ev idence there is no limit to be drawn around the field of the handwriting ex pert. In view of the many proved blund ers which they have committed their work is to be regarded today as little better than systematic guessing". But the spectacle which nhakes all nublic confidence in them is the ransrinsr of expert against expert to swear to dia metrically opposite statements. So flex ible is the "science" that it is now possi ble to prove any proposition whatever from the same premise or exhibit. New York. Nov. 21. At a meeting of executive officials of central freight lines, the trunk lines and southern roads held at the Trunk Line association's headquarters in this city, rates in the territory controlled by the association have been senerally advanced, says the Journal of Commerce. The meeting was called primarily to discuss export rates, particularly those rates on southern lines from St. Louis territory, but re solved itself into a conference to ad vance rates. The increase is in line with action usually taken at the close of navigation. It is learned on high authority that an increase of 2hi cents per 100 pounds, Chicago-New York fcasis, on grain and grain products was decided upon. A correspond ing advance in rate on glucose, glucose syrup, corn oil. corn syrup, etc., was made. The rate on dressed beef was i creased 5 cents per 100 pounds, both do mestic and export, and a cents a nun dred also on provisions. The present rates on grain products from Chicago to rsew York are: Grain, export, 13V cents; grain, domestic, 17V4 cents; grait. products, exnort, la cents; domestic. 1TH cents. The present rates on dressed beef and provisions, both export and domestic, are 40 cents and 25 cents, re spective!;'. The new rates will take effect on December 8. As to the export rate situation on southern lines, it was alleged that some of the roads had been shading their rates from St. Louis territory in favor of southern as against northern ports, bringing them below the differential. A satisfactory understanding was reached in this matter, as is indicated by the agreement among the representative lines to advance rates. One of those present at the meeting is quoted as hav ing said: "In former seasons, when there was considerable rate cuttinfr and the rate situation generally was demoralized, in creases decided upon brought the rates up to perhaps not more than the nor mal tarif. The advance now agreed upon will, in view of the present favor able conditions, be a real increase." One of the reasons given for this ac tion was the general advance in wares to employes which is being ffranted by various railroads. It was also plain that if there ever was need of cutting rates to secure business, there certainly is no necessity for such action now. Northern to the Milwaukee, or vice ver sa, as in either case delav Is certain. .November V4 K. D. Sewall. assistant general superintendent of the Milwau kee, posted a brief notice on change to the effect that until further notice, grain received by the Milwaukee could not be delivered to the Great Northern owin; to the accumulation of cars on track. On the 17th another notice from the same source was posted statins that the Mil waukee could not deliver cars to the Eastern Minnesota owing to the accum ulation on the tracks of that road. This second shot stirred the Great Northern to action and brought out a heavy return fire. A. L. Scott, manager of the Terminal association, received a letter from the office of B. Claritv. local superintendent of the Great Northern. It said: "Post on 'change today a notice to grain men that until further notice the Great Northern will not receive cms from the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway or elevators along its lines. This is found necessary owing to the inabil ity of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway to take deliveries from us with any dependable degree of prompt ness or regularity, resulting in great congestion in our yards, a thing I am determined to put a stop to in the fu ture." This Is the last to this time from eith er side, and it loos like a draw in U third round. . V ' STEELE FOR. COMMISSIONER. GREAT COST SALE ARNUM 6lQ Kansas Ave. B AT Kansas Ave. A WAR OF WORDS. Two Great Railroads Quarrel Over Exchange of Freight. Minneapolis, Nov. 21. The Great Northern and the Milwaukee roads are at loggerheads over the interchange of freight. There is a congestion at points intermediate and some thousands of cars are "hung up" on tracks in Minne apolis, where the two roads connect. The Milwaukee says the Great Northern has not handled the business with proper celerity, and the Great Northern nuts the blame upon the Milwaukee. Mean while the cash wheat buvers at the Chamber of Commerce have to be care ful that a car bousrht for immediate shipment out of Minneapolis does not necessitate a transfer from the Great The Handwriting Expert. .Washinertnn Star. Never before was the stock of the hand-writing expert, so-called, at such a low ebb as today, with the celebrated Molineux trial closed. Since that rae was finished, under circumstances cast ing serious rcllettinns on the value of this sort of testimony in criminal cases, the court of appeals of New York state has rendered a decision which stiil fur ther increases the public distrust of this method of proving legal propositions. The case in point turned upon the vali dity of a will. The signature was ad mitted, hut throue-h it had been drawn r serie-s of vertical lines of cancellation. One side contended that the signer had himself drawn them, the other that the cancellation had been done by another without the knowledge of the signer. At the first trial expert witnesses swore that in their judgment these lines were the work of arof'cr than the signer. The will was admitted to probate on this authority, and on appeal to the appellate division of the supreme court Economical and effective GORHAM Silver Polish Owing to its form is economical in the extreme. Cleans as well as polishes All responsible t pECkge jewelers keep it 3 r The Conviction of Butler. Baltimore News: Col. Edwurd Butler, contractor, polit ical boss, millionaire, has been decorated by a Missouri court with a suit of prison stripes fur offering- a bribe to a member of the St. Louis board of health to in duce that officer to vote Mr. Butler an advantageous contract. Unless the higher court finds something technically wrong with the trial of Col. Butler, that gentle man will be permitted to meditate for three years in a solitary penitentiary cell on the retribution which sometimes comes to those who get rich by wholesale rob bery of their fellow men. Col. Butler's offense was worse than larceny, for he not only robbed, his own people, but in order to do it he corrupted his own polit ical household. A man in the decline of life, old enough to have a Fon in congress, Col. Butler will feel keenly the ignominy which he has garnered for his advanced years. The days made brighter for the just man by the proud consciousness of a life-work well done will be darkened for Col. But l?r by the Fhame of detected crime and the dull misery of the prison pen. A man who led men and ruled them will find himself penned up by the very men he tried to use as political pawns, and de prived not only of the good things which were the fruit of his efforts, but even of nature's fresh air and bright sunshine, the heritage of the meanest beast of the field. Col. Butler's fate should be a warning to corruptionists the country over. It shows that when righteous public indig nation is once aroused, no criminal U powerful enough to escape punishment The conviction of Col. Butler should be an inspiration the country over to those who believe in the essential integrity of popular institutions. It indicates that there is sufficient virtue in the people to compel the cleansing of any political household when the people are convinced that cleansing is necessary. The respon sibility of showing the necessity lies with political leaders. In this case it is par ticularly significant that the punishment of the offender has been brought about by the very party which Col. Butler has endeavored for a lifetime to corrupt and control. Friend How's that? Lrfist your position aireany.' i t nought you was the highest nonor graduate m the great American col leere of journalism. Young Jourralist That's what's the matter. All the professors kept dinginrr into my nean tne great journalistic motto, 'Foi! it down." "Well?" "Well, the first work T was given was ecimne the special cable despatches. boiled 'em down to about three inches, and this morning1 the proprietor kicked me out. isew York: weekly. RHEUMATISM Pains in the small of the back, painful passing of urine, inflammation of the blad der, torpid liver, cloudv urine, CURED By Driving Out Uric Acid Poison from the System, Permanent Cure Can Be Effected. But First the KIMEYS MUST BE HEALTHY Rheumatism, Rheumatic Gout and All Forms of Uric, Acid Poison Are Results of Kidney Disease, and Can Only Be Cured by Getting Direct at the Seat of the Troubles the Kidneys, with WARNER'S SAFE CURE Rev. Dr. I. Villars, a Prominent Methodist Divine Says Warner's Safe Cure Cured His Rheumatism. SANDWICH. ILL. "After a delay of months to be sure that a cure of my rheu matism of over a year's painful suffering had been effected, I desire to assure you that so far as I know anything of myself I am well. I nm per suaded that "Warner's Safe Cure did it. I be lieve that the medicine will do all that it claims to do,-if the patient will follow the instructions to the letter." (Rev. I. VILIARS, Pastor M. E. Church. Former Santa Fe Advertising Agent Gets a Good Position. St. Louis, Nov. 21. Railroads have opened the campaign for the develop ment of the great southwest. A special committee of four passenger officials reported on organization to a general meeting at the Planters, and the report was accepted. The organization will have headquar ters in St. Louis and will be known as the Colonization Agency of the South western lines. Offices will be leased in the heart of the railroad business dis trict today, and the headquarters open ed for action on December 1. J. W. Steele, well known as the editor of the Burlington's Corn Belt, a monthly publication in the interests of the north west, at present located in Chicago, was appointed at the head of the agency, with the title of commissioner. The special committee, composed of John Sebastian, George T. Nicholson and Bryan Snyder, passenger traffic man agers of the Rock Island, the Santa Fe and the Fisco, respectively, and H. C. Townsend, general passenger agent of the Missouri Pacific and the Iron Moun tain, chairman, will continue as a man aging committee' of four indefinitely. They will perfect the details of the or ganization in conjunction with Mr. Steele. The commissioner is a man of wide experience in colonization work, railroad advertising, has a wide acquaintance, is an accepted authority on agriculture and horticulture of the country, knows the southwest, is a writer with a repu tation among the railroads and was unanimously chosen from among fifty applicants for his position. Mr. Steele has a war record, represented the Amer ican government in Cuba during the Ten Tears' war, was seven years ad vertising agent for the Santa Fe and has been writing for the Rock Island publications. The railroads represented in the colo nization scheme, the basis of the devel opment plans, at the meeting were: In ternational & Great Northern, Texas & Pacific, Missouri, Kansas & Texas, Santa Fe. Cotton Belt. Fort Worth & Denver City, Missouri Pacific, Iron Mountain, Rock Island and Frisco. Rep resentatives of the Southern Pacific and the Kansas City Southern were present, but are not represented in. the organiza tion. They have taken the matter of joining the movement under advise ment. Present were: John Sebastian, G. T. Nicholson, Bryan Snyder, H. C. Townsend. S. G. Warner. S. F. B. Morse, W. H. Weeks, George Morton, A. A. Glisson and Captain J. W. Steele. Plans involving the expenditure of $50,000 the first year, 'the establishment of agencies in all parts of the world, the placing of stereopticon lecturers in the field, the distribution of tons of litera ture, etc., have been fully given hereto fore in the Republic. LOREE SAYS NOT YET. No Increase in Wages lor the Balti more & Ohio. Cincinnati, Nov. 21. At the annual meeting here of the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Railway comnany, there was almost a full representation of stock which was voted unanimously for the following directors: T. F. Loree, Baltimore: James Mc Crea, Pittsburg; R. E. Bacon. New York; William M. Greene. Cincinnati; Arthur Hale, Baltimore; Otto H. Kahn, New York; J. G. Schmidlap, Cincinnati; H. Clay Pierce. St. Louis and F. W. Tracey, Springfield, 111. The board organized by electing the following: President, T. F. Loree; vice president, Edward R. Bacon; vice president and general manager, W. M. Greene; secre tary, G. F. May; treasurer. J. V. Mc Neal. President Doree announced that the Baltimore & Ohio was not yet ready to make any increase in wages. BRANCH TO HUTCHINSON. TEST YOUR URINE. If there is a reddish sed iment in it, or if it is cloudy, or if you see particles floating about in it, your kidneys are diseased. WARNER'S SAFE CURE is purely veg etable and contains no narcotic or harm ful drugs. (Beware of so-called kidney cures full of sediment and bad odor Ihy are dangerous.) It is free from sediment and pleasant to take. It does not consti pate. It is prescribed and used by doctors themselves in the leading hospitals as tr.e only absolute cure for all forms of disease of the kidneys, bkidder and blood. WARNER'S SAFE PILLS move the bowt-ls gently and aid a speedy cure. The free trial bottle has often been suf ficient to cure cases 3f kidney disease when the simple home test described above has been made in the earlier stages of the disease. If you decide Warner's Safe Curt? is what you need you can buy it at any drug store, two sizes. 50c and $1 a bottle. Refine Substitute and Imitations There is no kidney cure "juHt as good" as Warner's. Insist on the genuine. Sub stitutes contain harmful drugs. TRIAL BOTTLE FREE To convince every sufferer from diseases of the kidneys, liver, bladder and blood that Warner's Safe Cure will cure them, a trial bottle will be sent absolutely fre, postpaid. Also a valuable medical book let which tells all about the diseases of the kidneys, liver and bladder, with a prescription for each disease, and many cf the thousands of testimonials received daily from grateful patients who have been cured by Warner's Safe Cure. All vou have to do is to write Warner's Safe Cure Co.. Rochester. N. Y.. and mention having read this liberal offer in the To peka State Journal. The genuineness of this offer is fully guaranteed by the publisher. Frisco Said to Be Planning New 10- Mile Extension. Burrton, Kan., Nov. PI. This town is promised an extension of the Frisco to Hutchinson. A few days aso a party of Frisco officials drifted in here, in spected their property, looked over a route west to Hutchinson, and sent for their engineers who are now busy sur veying the new line. It parallels the Santa Fe on the north. No bonds an asked. The engineers state the Frisco Is at work on northern extension from Ellsworth to Red Cloud, Neb., and nro pose entering Denver over their own rails. We are not quitting the Carpet bus-iness-we are simply preparing that department for the organization of our Grand Holiday Bazaar. As must be evident to every one the two depart ments cannot do business on the same floor. It is therefore your opportunity to buy Carpets, Mattings, Rugs, Lace Curtains, Portieres, Shades, etc, etc., as you have never bought them before. AT ABSOLUTE COST. - Look these quotations over carefully and remember that these prices are for the choice of the different lines embraced in the Carpet department. The best Granite Carpets made 25c Yard wide Hemp Carpet. X2ic Good Stair Carpet 13c 19c 25o 39c Home-Made Rag Carpet 2Tc Good Ingrain Carpets, new patterns 22ic Good Union Carpets, extra heavy 35c and 39c Strictly all-wool Super Ingrain. 45c 50 rolls highest grade extra Super Carpets, including the Celebrated Lowell and Hartfords 50 different patterns to select from your pick 57o The entire line of Smith's Tapestry Carpets, showinar three excellent grades; were 57c, 75c and 85c, at 43c 59o Q7Hc Moquettes and Velvets, were 95c, . $1.15 and $1.25; at. 75c 88c 93 Borders with most Balance of Body Brussels, were 11.15 and $1.25; at 88c Only two or three styles on hand Excellent Christmas Gifts None Too Early. A Smyrna or Moquette Rug. A pair of Chenille or Tapestry Portieres. Chenille or Tapestry Stand or Center Table Cover. , You will find a good saving on all of these. Lace Curtains An endless variety, and the very choicest and daintiest designs 48c 59c 75c 98c 91.19 81.48 and up to the finest quality. IN THE CLOAK DEPARTMENT We have in stock from one of the foremost Cloak and Suit makers about 75 Ladies' and Misses' Jackets and Monte Carlos, and about 25 high-class Tailor-made Suits. Tomorrow they go on sale at reductions in the price positively unmatchable. We are perfectly willing to send these out on approval for comparison with any offering made here or elsewhere. Note partial display in South Window. A WRAPPER SPECIAL An excellent Fleeced Wrapper, fully $1.00 value 69c The $1.25 and $1.35 values 98c TWO UNDERWEAR SPECIALS 1 case Ladies fine Fleeced Underwear Tomorrow 17c 1 case of Men's fine Derby-Ribbed Un derwear color, Brown 4:3c 1 case of Ladies' fine 2-thread Hose seamless and stainless, 2-thread, pair, 10o 1,000 yards Black and Colored Percaline Lin ing regular 15c quality oomes in lengths of 2 to 8 yards per yard 8C 500 yards Skirt Linings Remnants.... 2C 1 case Soft-finished Bleached Muslin same as Lonsdale Remnants 6c REMNANT TABLE. Remnants of Denim, Calico, Percale, Sa tine. Outing Flannels, Table Linens, etc., on all of which you will save X to K of regular cost. FOR SATURDAY ONLY. 750 yds. fancy Table Oil Cloth, warranted best standard goods 16c 2000 rolls pure W hite Batts, each 4Lo 50 doz. extra heavy Rock-ford Sox, the 10c quality, 4 pairs for 25c 10 doz. Turkey red Handkerchiefs, each.. go 25 doz. Ladies' Dress Kids, all shades, all sizes; 2 clasp (warranted in the usual way) not fitted 75o 500 yards fine Dress Plaids, in very choice colors, most excellent for children, school dresses or ladies waists, 18a and 20c values, tomorrow 12 C All 15c Linen Collars, sizes 12K to 18 X, for men and boys, tomorrow 8C 4"M"Hfry4"l"M"l III I 1 1 1 1 I . f j meeting Sundav afternoon at 4 o'clock. His theme wil be "The Sermon from the Dinner Pail." Harry Zane, who does switching service in the yards, is the proud father of a baby girl born Wednesday. Ralph McNeill, a machinist apprentice in the machine shop, will be out of his time next Tuesday evening. John P. Peets, general foreman of the Santa Fe shops at Fort Madison, was in town Thursday. He came down for the dance. Engines 91 and 623. both oilburners, will go out on their trial trips today. These engines are intended for the Texas oil district. Peter Schanfeldt, night helper on the Mg hammer in the blacksmith shop. has drawn his time and gone to Hays City to visit his wife. George Elliot, foreman of the Sixth street yards, and his son, George, jr.. fent to Chicago Wednesday to make a visit to his son there. A great many people who were here from all parts of the country in order to attend the big ball, were visitors at the shops yesterday. Irwin lodge No. 280, which is composed mostly of shop men. initiated two candi dates last Wednesday night. They also received three more applications for mem bership in the lodee. There will be nc meeting next Wednesday night on account of the dance that is to be given by then. The store house and office of the gen eral storekeeper is being wired for electric lights. Heretofore the building has been lighted by lamps and gas. Thonyis Astle, a blacksmith in the old shop, has been moved with two helpers to the new shop. This change was made In order to break in the new forges. Edward Erhart. commonly known as "Red" on account of his bripht hair ,did not report for work Thursday morning on account of sickness. Edward is the office boy in the office of the superinten dent of motive power. Olof Nelson of the ash pan department received a severe cut on the wrist last Wednesday night while straightening a piece of steel on an anvil. He happened to hit the steel on the edge and it flew over, cutting an artery in his wrist. Quite a good deal of blood was shed, but it was stopped and Mr. Nelson Is as well as ever. The new timetable and circular for the Golden State Limited, the new Rock is land train to California, has been issued. This circular gives all information of the Golden State Limited, which is one of Jie finest trains in the west. It is illustrated with pen and ink drawings of the interior of the train, and altogether it makes a vcrr handsome folder. The Santa Fe also has gotten out a folder for the new daily California IJmited. This folder is gotten, up in red and brown effects. It Is illus trated by drawings fro:n photographs taken of the interior of the train and as an advertisement it would be hard to find a more neat affair. IiOoks Bad for Glass. Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 21. A telegram received here from Syracuse, N. T., offer ed proof that Glass, the Yale football guard, had received pay for playing foot ball in Syracuse. The telegram indicated two men who could positively assert that Secretary Danforth of the Syracuse Ath letic club, had paid Glass money for play ing football In October, 189. The dispatch, was at once placed before the Harvard Athletic committee. McClelland Whips Sullivan. St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 21. Jack McClel land of Pittsburg knocked out Brooklyn Tommy Sullivan in the twelfth round of what was to have been a 20-round con test before the West end club last night. Division Superin tendent Dixon Dead Sioux City, la.. Nov. 21. C. J. Dixon, superintendent of the Omaha division of the Illinois Central ranroaa. is dead at Cherokee, la., after a long illness. He had been in the road's employ for over n years. Raise for the Section Men. Bloomington, 111.. Nov. 21. The Chi cago & Alton management today an nounced a 10 per cent, increase in the pay of all section men. The pay has been $1.35 per day, but now will be $1.48. Scarcity of men led to the voluntary ad-var.ee. Fe ABOTJT RAILROAD PEOPLE. For some unknown reason Santa trains were Ave hours late Thursday. The majority of the bovs in the south shop will go hunting on Thanksgiving. More laborers are wanted in the water service department at the banta Fe shops. William Embler. a machinist in the ma chine shop, has been transferred to. the south shop. Albert C. Jones is a new man on the big lathe In the machine snop. tie was em ployed Thursday. William Burkhardt is a new man in the water service department. He was em ployed Thursday. Charles R. Billings, a machinist appren tice, will finish his lour years apprentice ship this evening. Rev. P. W. Crannell, T. T., pastor of the First Baptist church, will speak before the men at the Railroad Y. M. C. A. gospel No electric fan necessary "Cookie" 's amazed at the cakes' mad flight, But thinks they are merely remarkably light. No need of a fan to make cakes fly when made fromlhetmagjcal Presto 'Better than flour) THRIFT the housekeeper's watch-word ; it should fet o habit make it the Presto habit, and measure your Presto by its aev ings over flour, baking powder, etc, not Of the mere bulk. P 29 D The H O Ccscpany