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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE ,30 1903.
nAlLROAD J1E17S. (jiossip Abaut Prohabla Success or to . II. Henderson. John Player Would lie Popular Hitli Employes. KISTEEN IS L LINE. Present Mechanical Superin tendent 31 ay ISe Named. Alfred Lorell Is Also Consid ered in the Kace. The (lucuioii which is now up for dis-cu:-M"!i in local railroad circles is who Is lo sin c 1 Ueorpe P- Henderson who, as it was announced y t st .a ria y , lias re B.fe'Il' d tin- position (if superintendent of lie.. live p-V'r lor the Santa Fe? This svms t.j ..- a tiaid (u:siiun lur railroad ui'-u to answer. l-i- ei yono serins to lie In Th .ink. Kven t'uo-e men to whom on would naturally (uiu for lufunnu lion of this kind say that they know v ry little almut the matter and refuse tu inal.a- even a gioss as to w hu is to succeed .Mr. il.-nderson. Mr. Miidge, the . nera! manag'-i', who eouM probably Ihrovt, some light upon the matter if he were w ilium to. is in Now Mexho and will ilol'ahly nut be ha(.k for Sev eral days. Tiene is no doubt. however, bet tie- etli.iais have dot-ited upon some man to sneered Mr. Henderson fend ar- inly waiting fir his resigna tion to Ir.onu- . ft- aiive b. fore it is an Iiouit. -'i. Mr. Id'oid-asou said yesterday that hts resignation tiad lie-en ttnder C(nsi i'-ra ta ei far the last few months end it is !.!' a i fore safe to believe that tie' o:!i ia!s had derided upon a successor i .'lur,- liiry le-eoivtU .Mr. ilell'ler fcon s f"imal resignation. Tlere is slid some gossip about John Finy-i, Mr. llrnelerst.irs predecessor, who h-tt the Santa Ke about two years i. eu . n account of ill heaith and who ii. .w liv.- in Pennsylvania, lioni; re ia:ed to take his old place. There is net (Ma- parti, h- ( f dout t in the minds (i those wlto know .Mr. I'laytr but he i just lie man tor the place. It is un- .!.!lut. i that since Mr. Player lett the rtt la he has regained his former ; ej iaahh and would now be able to cany on trie business of the mechanical j at tn;ev;t of ttie Santa Fe w ith ai? his 1 1 i ;t;nr. Mr. Playtr was no doubt the best man imi that position that the Santa l-'e tV'i' had or will have. lie was a piaetjea! machinist, was honest and fair it", his dealings with the nun at.d couse.iueiitly ba.i the good will and operation of almost cvet y man under lari. What he otd not know about an I'-aine was not worth knowing, as the .. sah :r goes, anil fee neef coinmit-t--o himseit by making inllsere t re marks, hvciy ihi it g that he did was .!;; in i"n' itdet'est of tie' Santa Fe. Tie re is not a doubt if Mr. l'iayer's re turn to tiie Santa Fe was announced every one would approve. Mr. Ib-ndetson. the outgoing super intendent of motive power, was in many ways a good man for that posi tion. He w as t horoue;hly acquainted wita that d'.otliiit'itt of the railroad and v-.ns ( onsidorcd one of the best loeo tn. dcsigin-is in the Ftiited State?. Ties h id a gi ea t deal to do w ith bis j point net t. It was generally under stood that at tiie time ,.f bis apuoirt iiunt he was a I'.-irr man, and as the pea:tsai if superintendent of motive lu.w-r was made vacant titter Mr. Han Led left the Santa Fe and Mr. Ivi' (irk tiad siicceede,! hint as third vic I resident. it would have been the (ee-st thing in tie- wa.rid for Mr. K-n- .:; k to iee,ae Mr. Henderson alto-: a-th-i a I7(i put some other man in the ! josition. C"i:sid--i big his remarkable ui.'.i'v as a na chanic, heiu evi r, it M.i p'oi.al.iy thought unwise to turn Mr. j Ib.carsoii down, and conset prou t! y lie was j;;eii ib.e.osition. j in many ways Mr. Henderson was i tie- sen. kind of a tnai and l uiviuct 'i. tie- h iaiess td' th" mechanical depa.rt- ! ti' iit in a manner similar to that of i y.'- I ! r. but he did not have th.- i t'eciiij of g-ltirig oil the Kiio! side j i'"' men a.. M . Player had done, anl! em no; tia- m -1 ...ir of his service as : sin e: inlet but of motive power ll't made social had mistakes whirlm eased hhvt to lose the f'Ktidhip of the; ;:eu in tos ihar-e. Anceia these was ttm.-k oa organized laln.r. and al- ; !:. ;et!i this was in to cor, !, nee -with! Tt. e, ;..r,,i policy ,f the Santa Fe. still )' nt t'tir towards esta hiishi re-; an in. :' b. ;w;n him and th- lien, for the; ; are, I; that tienr opinions regard ina; or- i :-e't:z-d la bo;- differ !: tly from tla.se' 'f ..inployrs. This cnniity A ret .:-' so mueh amoi.e; the men in 'he "1 . who on account of th. tr i . "Si lit" lai.mul w ere able to . , itei" '1, ,.rly into the facts of the case c t did amoiea (in- m- a on the west'-ril ' s ..f tie- loaf). Idle majority of lie a ...;:v itimot- to tie- effe.-t that Mr it-ti!eisi.e was to resiEtti orifiinated in tt-- v. i. Ate.th. i- probable successor to Mr. ' ad js Alfi-.-d I.. , a. Mr. l-oveli t- - " d him a- as-ist nt superintend ; "f motive power and may sttccee,; i 'a as s,i;,ei i.ip n. m o, ir,,,iiv,. j,ow' ,-. ' is illicit', i, however, tint Mr. F. X. j-c'c-n. t: ., eiei r id 1 sup, riuo n.icnl for ' " S.n ta I'.-, will be mot-- lilielv to L ' tin- :. ; pm at na i,! . Mr. 1 liste n, w'e.se horn.- ; i Top k,. is thon.url:lv - ei .tied to tui tr- position with credit t ' or----if. a. i 1 h-- is well liked by r.h j: tic- ctiiciai-. LAW IS NO GOOD, "Jim Crow" Car3 Declared Invalid fcy Tennesaee Courts. . 'r- " '.'i;n Crrav" srr-'ct car law of i ...ii. -sc.- has iren ;--(. it. -d uni.oi.sJitu ''' by ti:- snta -me , uuri of that h'-;:'c .'!'!' u:t ,1. , lores the act in-,:',;-' iifi- :r.i!. mi.iast and unonnstitu T ' :ril. It is xi-iaiisd that tn-re --was f 'rot i; p. !ii',a to th. biii in Memphis, t ' ' " '' di!iK'- for ui prin- .r ! m;-Ov-,. but lea,,,,,, j, w:1s (- , !":r ;" W ' r harl-iup ! th,. travelins: par'), marlv as the called : r ' ' ' '"". ! I n-.t for ; it ate oa-s j. r i.lr.-t:s and whites.": " sir, -i ( at- com; a-i i s mad" no at ' '' ' ! t !' llf la v. an I there was ; "' n n:d ( n 'he ., . . t .f ,,Us- ' ' -1 to have tie tn M. Fin illy, in ' r 1 ' ' - - t it'' ma t ; r to a t- st. TI"S WILL INTEREST MOTHERS. .'lother Cray's Sweet Powders for ( !:'"n' suet'.-. fully used by Mother '.--ay. for years a nurse in the Chil f n " I!"n:: in New York, Cure Fever-s.-t.rn.'S.s, !';ui Stomach. Teething- Disor-- rs, move ar.d reirulate the Bowels t-Ti destroy Worms. Th-v are so pleas 1 to the taste and harmless as milk. 1 '"";r;'n like them. Over 10,000 testi- rn n.als of cures. They never fail. o:i by a!i drug-gist., 25. Ask todav. ' UR'!- 1 KJ:i;- Address Allen S. 01m- .ed. Le Roy, N. Y. romplaints went made against the street far officials, and they were fined $200. The judgment was reversed by the su preme court. WILL CONTINUE DIVIDENDS. Santa Fe Can Still Satisfy Holders of Common Stock. Chicago, June 30. A decrease in the tu t carmiisrs of the Santa Fe railway for tin iast ear has led the more timii to suppose tiii'a is a possibility of that road tain unable to continue the pay ment of ui idetids on its common stock. A mote cart ml examination of the tacts wiil show that there is no imme diate danger of a cessation of these payments. Th.- amount of interest charges ahead of the pref erred stock at present against the pioperty may be taken at .: per mile of load. Dividends on tne pn f tied stock appear to call for a lurtuer sum 01, say, 30'aa per mile, niak ia.e; interest chare,, s and pieferred divi de.'! :s tonetiier JOC.a, which tor safety may be laced at $2,i0o. Taxes and rentals make Slice additional. Thin makes for hist chaises, including taxes and preteired dividends, S-i.eiiu per mile. liv blends at 4 per eent. on the common will call lor another Sjiio per mile, mak ing .Ti'.inii. This is the amount that ihe company must pro ide from net eanu ins if diviiiends on the common tire to be continued. Sinking funds on the de. ben tu res call lor approximately ?:M0 per m:l'-, brinttint; the total up to $3. Kid. Maintenance of way will 110 doubt re. ea:: .' Jt'cii p( r mile on a safe annua! averaee. The Santa Fe has a Rood deal of miieajre that does not require very expensive maintenance, but to be safe; t ike the total requirements p.s stated. Maintenance of equipment on the in. f.Uory at pi t sent owned ought not to take in excess of $r,,00U.ei as a maxi mum. This would be. say. $700 a mile, (doneral expenses at S-f,0 per mile are ample. This makes a total of $1.S00 pei mile for maintenance and jfeneral ex penses, excluding conducting transpor tation. The latter item will probably not absorb more than HI per cent, of Kfoss earnings in the fiscal year jus-, ending, and it is probably safe to reck on I'l per cent, as the t-ciiiuaaiien'.. From this it appears that $4. am) per tnile is tilt per tent, of the total gross earnings per mile required to pay all fixed charges, including sinking fiui.l, all preferred dividends, all common div. tdends and full maintenance charges oi the prop' 1 ty. The indicated amount of gross earnings, therefore, is something 1-ss than $7, ami per mile. Let it be re tut nab red, however, that this include provisions for the payment every yea f SJ.riro.Oi'O in retirement of funded debt. The appropriation for this pur pose, while it is, no doubt, a strict re 'iiitienient of the mortgage, is never, theies.s tantamount to an appropriation of income for the improvement of tliT pioperty. Therefore, with $7,000 pe. mile gross earnings, the Santa Fe could beyond doubt pay the present divideni on the common stock and set aside a sum of money equal to 2T2 per cent, additional out of earnings for the re payment of c-R'.iital. The gross earnings per mile of th Santa l-'e for the current fiscal year will in all probability be in the neighbor hood of $7,.U0 per mile. The Santa Fe onst quently could stand a reduction of 10 per cent, at the least from the pivsent gross earnings per mile with out having any difficulty in paying the dividend on the common stock. Jt could probably stand a reduction of l-'2 per cent, and still take care of everything, including sinking funds. HIS ACCUSER APPEARED. Santa Pe's Attorney Answered to the Call of J. C. Stubbs. The demand of J. C. Stubbs of the Hariimati system that the accusers of the ( Hion Pacific road face its repre sentatives before the Interstate com nieree commission was answered, when iardiner I.athrop, as the representative of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad conn any, appeared before the commission and took a prominent part in trying to prove that the Union Pa cific had been allowing F. H. Heavy & Co. rebates on grain at Council Hluffs, Iowa, and Kansas City, Mo. Attorney Lathrop announced that he desired to answer the insinuations made by Mr. Stubbs as to the actions of Vice Prefudent Paul -Morton in instituting this investigation. He said Mr. Morton was out of the country when the inquiry was started and called the insinuations unwarranted and reprehensible. He then began the cross-examination of J. A. Monroe, freight traffic manager of the I'nion I'acilie. who told of the ar rangements with the Peavey concern. He admitted an agreement by which his road pays to the 1'eavey concern at ''('until Hluffs and Kansas City, Kan.. l' cents per lno pounds of grain loaded into Peavey elevators at those points. This, he said, amounted to $6 25 or $7.7.0, at cording to the capacity of the car. This tit rangoment. he said, was wotth while for the railroad company, hut was not remunerative for the elevu. lur concern. Frank Ik ft'ellinger, member of the partnership of F. 11. Peavey & Co.. said la- eoimi.'i-i'c.l th" H4 cents payment a fen son; 1 ble compensation. W. I.'. Riddle, freight traffic manager of the Santa Fe system, said the 114 (.tits p r Phi pounds was practically a 1. bate for the teason that it was tiint'e than a it isonable price i'.-r the service rind-ted and the effect of the arrange m n; w as to disc! i 1 11 i n a t e against com p tin it l.i.-ois. Me said the Santa Fe paid $J a (i'r. or H2 cent per I'm) pounds, f. r b avii a; its grain handled by Kan si s City t l.o. a ; rs. W. C. Slid, t I'M flic manager of the Miss.uiri l' oijie raiiroa.., said his com I " was unable to have its grain ban tiled hy coVators in Kansas City for less than th - i.i ii- paid to 1'eavey & Co. by th" i'nion patitic railroad. He express ed the opinion that the charg" was rea sonable and ninth more economical thar, ti a nsl'arring grain by shovel. The la aring w ill be concluded today. VIIAT 13 THE PLAN ? Santa Fe Blay Be Backing a New Ter ritory Road. Is the Southern Kansas to be e.xtend- ol into the teriitory, and ultimately to F i t Smill The re in road hortai j". t of thn -ks the Ottawa Republic. tire gej.eial sign- on tiie rail riaon that would indicate a pro tr.at nature, th" exception of its p.artlesviil" w hit h f .gins no place and ends . tilt- Santa l-'e is nowhere in ith tiie imiDeusely rich and (otintiy of the Choctaw. Creek With brara h now h"i touch g 1 n w i n d Ch"!.' I : tiers. whil year: the Katy the Fris- ha - held possession h .s a numb- r I" bran 'untain i pi 1 seats the ic. and the c hct-ta w th ics, the Iror Missouri Pa il, ick islam! -' natinal i-mhition on Santa I-'.- would be to th - inini.eeee volume of .'aili r otti, in- nt i f th" 1 the patt of th Iiusin that a bound -iunt y is to build tit.. Taat it lias idans to this end fully b lie-y. ,1 and l-e:-"e , nt by t facts. A new tai l, f r whie has iccently vol" ! JTn.ilija )' to b( built f rorn this .-ity to r rescat the south- rn termi the loiric of h Muskogee? a bonus, is Owasso. at us ot the iu t tb-svllie branch of the Santa Fe. and it is rnmon repute that it is a Santa Fe proj ct. It is n t believed to be likely that the new road will lemnin at Muskogee; in fsr-t. the same construction company th.at is building the Owasso line is con structing the Muskogee Southern, a limn tunning southeast to Fort Smith. This r 3 line would be of great value to the San ta Ke, as it -would not only put that company "in the swim" with the other tt uiik lines, but would open to it a ter ritory that in great part is now without railroad facilities. For these reasons those who profess to rea d the horoscope of railway econ omy are predh ting that witnin a short time Ottawa will be on direct line to the metropolis of western Arkansas. ROCK ISLAND THREATENS. Says It Will Maka,, the Permanent. $8 Rate The retention of the passenger rate of ?S between Chicago and Minneapolis-bt. Faul teirnory was made a factor 111 1 lie contest, in the. Western Passenger associati m rniie aft bitieau by the declaration of the Keek Island that if the resolution to adopt me northern mihage bureau ticket was pusn- d against me piotests. of that line the cheap L hirago-St. Paul passenger rate would become a permanent thing. The members of the mileage bureau, w hich is an adjunct of the Western Pas ?ei:gtr association, met for the purpose of col sidering '.he resolution adopted by the xecative committee of the association sev eral days aj-o providing for the substitu tion of tiie north mib age bnrt-au's form of icl.r 1 . which is good on trams, in place f the certincate in use in western terri Lory. 'ihe Rock Island and one other line voted against the adoption of the resolu- 1 tic-n and the meeting of the bureau mem- b. rs adjourned. Though this action ' amounted to a failure of the bureau to agree to the change, the contest is not at ( tin end. The statement of the representa- ! tive of the Hock Island, made a part ot the rt cord of the meeting, is taken to in.- dicate the attitude which that system will ' occupy toward the Western Passenger as- i soeiation tititl its several Vmr'nus. The at-; titude will be one of complete independ-: 1 iitr. Since the Keck Island witnorew irom the Western Pasenir association it has been a fiii inlitr of the milt age bureau and of the clergy bureau and to a certain ex tent carried on its immigrant business through the western immigration bureau. In the statemt nt yesierday this situation was referred to by the Rock Island repre sentative. The effect of the action taken yesterday and the announcement of the policy of the Reck Island must tie determined by later d : vclopme nts. The situation is complicated and the result made harder to forecast by the fact that some of the lines which are the largest users of mileage tickets are earnest advocates of the new plan. IS IT INDEPENDENT P Western PaciSc Construction Com pany Incorporates for 50 Millions. San Francisco. June 30. Referring to the incorporation under the laws of Nevada of the Western Pacific Con struction company with a capital stocit of $50,000,000. the Bulletin says: "The purieose of the corporation is to undertake all the construction of lhA Wfsfvn Pacific company, which is pro jecting the Beckwith pass transconti nental line to Salt Lake. "It has been insistently stated that j the Gculd millions are back of the new ; road, in order to make transcontinental connections with the Gould lines at Salt Lake, the Denver & Rio Grande being one of the properties. There will be no delay in building a roadbed and. laying tracks on the surveys, which are proceeding on their way to Salt Lake." The incorporators of the new com pany i.ro Jaraeit H. Swift, of the Pa cific Paving company; K. H. Harmon, secretary of the Harmon Lumber com pany: M. Tt. Maynard, secretary of the Pacific Paving company; O. K. Mc Murray, and. J. Sadlier. None of the incorporators are known to have affiliations with any railroad. BOOM TOURIST BUSINESS. Railroads Now Working for Business to the Pacific Coast. Pacific coast lines have commenced an active campaign to induce summer . tourist travel toward the Pacific coast ; resorts. Representatives of the railroads I in the transcontinental association as- j sert that there was a noticeable increase last month in this western travel. The ! establishment of new summer resorts ! and the operation of old ones have been made a feature of the western roads , during the past few months, and has j contributed to the large increase in the number of travelers who have sought j the Pacific. Several lines have reported gains in June of westbound traffic 50 to 75 per cent over that of previous sea sons. HOW TO GET ACROSS. That Is the Problem Which Confronts Rock Island at Dallas. The grading of the Rock Island road into Dallas, Texas, has been completed ! up to the tracks of the Texas & Pacific. ; The crossing controversy between the two roads is still acute, the Texas it 1 Pacific having placed obstructions on ifs tracks where the Rock Island wants to cross, near the end of one of the side lines where the Atchison tracks connect with the Texas & Pacific. If the Rock Island has any intention of crossing the Texas & Pacific to con nect with the Atchison, these obstruc tions will have to be removed by force, ' or ity legal proceeding. KILLED THE FIREMAN. Rock Island Employe Struck by Engine at Maple Hill. Harry F. Ross, a Rock Island fire man, met his death Monday at 2:Ja a. 1 m. In- being struck by the Rook Island ; ;! Paso express at Maple Hill. ; The east-bound train whiedr Ross was i fil ing was sidotraok"d at Maple Hill for j the express, and Ross had gotten out or i the cab of bis engine anil laid elown i alongside of the main track. He f'di ! asi- ep, and when the west-bound train t-aire rushing along some projecting j part of the engine struck him on the ' head. When his body was discovered , by the night operator he was still alive. v.i , one gaaiou tuais TVe refund money if it peels, chalks or blisters. Ask our dealers. Garland Brand Liquid Paint. Noted for durability. Hawkins Mfg. Co. Kansas City, Mo. SOLD BY O. McGEE, 610 Jackson Street. 350 square feet. J f Two coats. i -" l .fa and after his head was dressed by a Maple Hill doctor he was put aboard 01 a train ana 01 ought to Topeku. He was then transl erred to an ambulante and taken to the Stormont hospital, where he died at 7 o'clock yesterday evening. Ross leaves a wife and two children, all of whom reside in Kansas City. He will be buried in Kansas Citv. SERVICES FOE GSAFSTHOM. General Secretary o: R. R. Y. M. C. A. Holds Memorial at Columbus. Tast Sunday afternoon at lite T'lvmoauh Congregational church, Columbus. O., ser viet s were lit Id in rat mory of the bite Kd ward (drafstroin. mechanical engineer of the Santa Fe road, who was drowned al Topeka. Kan., during the reeec. flood. l-o . K. Ho .card lee and K. L'ow Han croft, griural secretary of the railroad branch of the Y. M. C. A., conducted the services. For a number of years Mr . Oraf Strom was chief draughtsman of the Pennsvlva nia Southwest system. He left the Penn sylvania to take si rvire with the Illinois Central and later left that lompany to go with th" Santa Fe. He was a man wht had a host of friends. He was a native Of Sweden. Eranch Line of Iron Mountain. Springfield, 111., June 30. Articles of incornoration were id. d in the office of the secretary of state today of the Pell line in St. Clair county of the St. Louis. Iron Mountain & Southern railroad. The name of the incorporation is 1 he Iron Mountain Connection railway, with principal offices nt East St. Louis and nominal capital stock of Sl'.aOO.OOt. It is to be constructed from a point on the Iron Mountain & Southern near its junction with the Illinois Central in St. Clair county, and is to run in a northwesterly direction of the Missis, siupi river. WILL BEAT ALL (Continued from Page 1.) conditions found June 20, the average for the state probably might now be safely advanced several points, owing to the improved situation since that date. Dividing the state in halves diagnoally from northeast to southwest it is seen that most of the counties north of such division have either maintained or slightly increased their corn areas, ex cepting a few of the larger wheat pro ducers, while the counties south unani mously report more or less decrease in acreage, barring a few exceptions In the west. The following table shows, by counties, the area of winter wheat that will be harvested, together with its gen eral average condition in each, and the condition of corn: Winter Wheat. Corn's Condi- con Counties. Acres. tion. dition. Allen -. ti,S!-3 1(2 71 Anderson 2,271 M 61' Atchison 23, MO M SI Barber 54.-172 85 M Barton 24H.:i75 91 71 Bourbon 5,7'Vl M let Brown 4t,!'15 SS 6a Butler 23.(175 79 73 Chase 4.f.'4 71 6" Chautauqua lo.iv's 71 Cherokee 36,2"8 65 60 Cheyenne 3.M'.:! 7(5 77 Clark S.mtt t5 'a Clay 5S.') S7 75 Cloud KC.tlW :) So Coffey 3,773 68 Comanche 13. 4 97 ',6 Cowley S7,ot'S 75 74 Crawford 27.23S f,;i 52 Hecatur W.L'SS 103 71; Piekinson 92.061 73 74 Doniphan 37,,-.m 72 3 Douglas 22.415 So 71 Kdwards 87,597 85 67 Elk 11.1','S 80 t.6 Kills 1 73.52C lrt 77 Ellsworth ,129,7'tH .' 9tv 09 Finney 2.1" 4 - 'I.kI tin Ford .j S4.2M - '- 91 75 Franklin 4.7U2 84 70 (ieary 13.4! 81 89 Uove 2?,ik"t loj 61 Graham 78,776 KK) 72 Grant 77 Gray 11,680 92 90 Greeley 2e-. pio lip) Greenwood .... . 2,ola 77 72 Hamilton 22'I !(f 75 Harper 153,854 in 80 Hartey 79,931 72 75 Haskell 2.(541; (.7 (12 Hodgeman 33.397 83 82 Jackson 4.41'd 87 70 Jefferson 12.89S 92 78 Jewell 45,4(4 9l 83 Johnson 18,911! 79 65 Kearny 27H 9!( 82 Kingman 139.943 92 7H Kiowa .43,163 85 77 babett 1 41.71-4 6(5 7') T,ane 41. (M9 1S 83 Leavenworth 3i.5.t3 90 72 Lincoln loo..i 94 7G IJnn S.22U 80 59 Iigan 19.119 91 r'9 1-yon 2,523 77 71 Marion 75,575 77 82 Marshall 3H.12i' 82 73 MePherson 1HS.7M5 77 71 Meade 11.375 li) 82 Miami 7,?K 84 lit Mitchell 132.315 f'S 82 Montgomery 34.274 f,5 t5 Morris 2.23 72 '.2 Morton 317 75 Nemaha ia.76 7(5 70 Neosho 13.445 KS CI Ness 87.2CI leO '8 Norton 6(',.539 KKt 117 Osage 2,771 92 b2 Osborne 121.593 93 8'f Ottawa 95. tea 92 76 Pawnee 156. 863 9S II Phillips 97,0.8 .i2 83 1 -otttiwatomie 3.81S 87 it Pratt 135.721"" 91 78 P.awlins 64.597 l') 79 Reno 191.452 85 85 Republic 43.:',t3 95 'S Rice 166.7:8 93 '.5 Rilev 7.( 8( 77 Reeks 15M.(.::5 JOT. Ml Rush 1S2.315 92 66 Russell 133.264 fi t-3 Saline 110.262 78 72 Scott 5.S72 li 5 83 S.dswick 153,r-.4 78 1.5 SeWarrt 770 7S 87 Shawne" 4.1.2 82 67 Sheridan 59.R--5 1"2 .--2 She rniau 3.3"7 76 67 ianith 9fl.:l 12 77 Stafford 170,110 93 72 Startcn ... .a Stevens !50 73 82 Sarnrer 2fK.3"l 81 t Thoiras 49. 1 57 96 t"l Trego 63.723 99 75 Wabaunsee 9,732 K 68 Wallace ss 7 M Washington 52.23 I"! 7o i Wichita 15.392 94 73 I Wilson 11.54 8 70 63 ! Woodson 3 077" 87 72 I Wyandotte 8.54S 87 75 I OATS. ! Assessors returns from two-thirds of I the counties indicate that the state's : area has been substantially increased, i and the outlook reported is uniformly 1 promising, especially in counties having 1 large acreages. Exceptions are in the ; southeastern corner of the state. Aver ! age condition 88. Kleven counties re- port a condition of 100 or more, j FLAX. i Because of teto much moisture this ! spring, and last year's unsatisfactory oxrt rienee. the ac'-eage of fb,x is con i siderably less, and the state's tota ap ; proximate 198. COO acres. Flax is not ; geivrally grown in but about one-third j of the ins counties, principally in the ! eastern third of the state, and the d - I t rease is quite evenly distributed among I these. Conditions on the whole, 78. I POTATOES. I The area planted to potatoes. In the ! aggregate. was approximately the I same as last year, and fejr the state at ! large the prospect is trost promising for : an evcclhuit yield. Practically all the j plrntirgs. however, on the "bottoms" in ' the potato growing section, especially in the Kaw river valley, where potato raising is a learling inelustry, have been destroyed by the flood, and scarcity of j seed will prevent replanting to any j j marked extent. This includes a large per cent of the potato land planted for commercial purposes, and, derlucted from the state's total, will considerably reduce the present actual acreage. Gen eral average condition for the state on the area now growing is 83 per cent. SOKGHFMS. Interest in the various sorghums has been unabated, as indicated by the re turns from all portions of the state. The estimated area in Kaffir corn is about the same. Owing to wet weather, ex tending late into the season, the area that would otherwise possibly have been devoted to this crop and Indian corn probably will be sown to the saccharine sorghums, as the estimated increase in i the latter makes a total of 570.749 acres. The combined areas of sorghums for forage and grain aggregate 1.331.724 acres, and the average eonditioti of that now growing is 82. Keports indicate that a considerable per cent of sweet sorghums is yet to be sown. ALFALFA. Continued interest in this wonderful plant is evidenced by the increased acreage, an annual occurrence since its introduction. General average condition 90. althougn the progress in many fields sown last fall was temporarily check ed by the late spring freeze. The first cutting in older fieids yielded heavily, but was delayed by wet weather. Coun ties having highest conditions are: Mitchell. lo5: Rice. 105: liush, 105, Hodgeman. 102: R.ooks, 101: Cloud, 103; Barber, IOC); Miami, loO; Osborne, 100; Smith, 100; ranging down to 70 in Cher okee. PASTURES, GRASSES AND LIVE STOCK. Probably never before throughout the state have pastures and grasses sur passed their present excellence, vigor ously responding to the favoring con ditions, affording abundant, luxuriant grazing and assuring a bountiful yield of hay of finest quality. All tame and native grasses arc tlourishing, and pas tures in the grazing section are report ed the best in years. No disease -among live stock is reported prevalent, and all seem to be in a healthy state. From their enforc-d rest and sumptuous ra tions, work animals especially are in unusually excellent condition. OTHER CROPS AND FRUIT. Rye, condition, 89; broom corn, 90; bavley, 92: castor beans, S7; apples, 35; peaches, 30; grapes, 42; cherries. 39. Wrhile individuals whose lands are adjacent to streams which recently overflowed, their banks have suffered se vere losses, it should be remembered that the devastated area is but a small proportion of the whole, comparatively insignificant, and outside the "bot toms" inundated the general agricul tural situation is promising, although the season is extremely backward. REPORT FROM WHEAT COUNTIES. The outlook in the leading wheat counties is summarized as follows: Barber Practically no wheat dam aged, and it is now being cut. All crops are excellent. "Wheat, oats, rye and al falfa never in better condition, and corn has a good color and is growing finely." Soil in good condition for tillage. Pas tures and forage crops never better. Oats increase probably 100 per cent. Barton Wheat on a large area prom ises well, but much of that sown on stubble ground will not be cut, probably in ali about 3 per cent. Some damage by Hessian fly. Corn area is the same, and growth in the past ten days has been favorable. First cutting of alfalfa is all in stack in good condition. No diseases among live stock. Cowley Considerable wheat damaged bv flood and tlv. Soil in good condition fctr tillage. Weather in the past two weeks has been very favorable for corn, the acreage of which is about the same; 10 per cent of the early corn was re planted. Oats area is large and pros pect excellent. Sorghum not all in yet, but the acreage will be more. Tame grasses O. K. Dickinson Probably IT per cent of wheat will not be harvested, because of damage from fly and flood; the re mainder is "tilling rapidly and promises a heavy yield," Thirty per cent of the early corn was replanted; acreage about the same as last year. Uneven stand and size. Soil not in the best condition for cultivation, but the part few days have been favorable for all crops. Oats area large; condition. 93. Alfalfa and prairie grasses fine. Pota toes on the higher lands promise well. Sorghum acreage will be increased. Clay A small part of the wheat area will not be cut on account of damage by high water. Corn acreage pro1ably less than last year, because ground was too wet; about 25 per cent of the early was replanted. Oats and hay promis ing. The area in sorghums is likely in creased. "The past ten days have been excellent for growing crops; peaches and grapes injured by tb? late freeze." Ellis Large acreage of wheat; that on plowed ground easily 100 per cent; where sowed on stubble it-is not so good, and some fields will not be out. i Corn acreage about the same; soil in j excellent condition, and weather favor ; able for the plant's growth. The area ; to be devoted to sorghum will be some I what increased. Utility, average acre j age and fail' condition. Ellsworth Wheat is filling well and I promises a good yield; some complaint ! where sown on stubble: weather very favorable. 1 nirty per cent ot the corn was replanted: total area is reported 20 per cent less, on account of wet weath- Advise Suffering Women Strongly, to Take Doctor Pierce's Favorite Prescription. This advice comes from a woman who had suffered all the miseries women can suffer from disease, and had been perfectly and perma nently cured by the use of Dr. Tierce's Favorite Prescription. This great medicine for women establishes regularity, dries weak ening drains, heals in flammation and ulcera tion and cures female weakness. Read Mrs. Kempson's ,1 -- - ii letter and, it you are sick, follow her advice. "Altnoae-h it has been quite a time since I vt-n-.e van " ;;vs Mrs. Free! Kenmson, ot Cambria. Hillsdale Co.. Mich.. Box 57, - ill voar name is a t .les.tinp In oar house, and I thnlic it nay dety to :ct you know that I am still enjoving cood health, thanlcs to veil and year ' Favorite Pre-ser-.nton. V. hen I think how- 1 was tive ve.irs i.'o. ti't.i then 5ee how I am now, I sav. Cog biess Dr. Pierce's works, and mav he live 3on; to help poor surferintr women. I have never had any return 0 my weakness and am well and hearty. Can do all my own worl: without any pain. You ;c. ed me frrmi the grave when all others failed. I advise sneering women sirouipy, to take Dr. Pierce s Fat'.jiite Pre scription, as I know it will cure in all cases, if indeed there is a cure." Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets are an excellent laxative, suited to the use of delicate women. .7 One of the Many Thousand Homes Where Pe-ru-na is the Family Medicine Many Women Have Catarrh and Do Not Know It.J Pe-ru-na Cures Catarrh Wherever Located. Mrs. F. Desaulmiers, 341 Dor chester street, Montreal, Canada, writes : Peruna is of untold blessing to women. Peruna builds up the en tire system and makes you well. I have the greatest faith in it, for I have never yet found it to fail either my family or myself in I'me of sickness. I have known it to cure cases of chronic catarrh and 1 stomach troubles of long standing. We do not need a doctor as long i as we have Peruna." Mrs. F. Desaulmiers. For the most acute cases of dyspepsia and the most chronic and stubborn cases of catarrh of the stomach Peruna is an unfailing cure. Mr. E. E. Ouston, of Milton, Iowa, in a recent letter to Dr. Hartman, says: "My wife has been sick with stomach trouble for almost three years. "During that time we doctored with three of the best doctors in this part of the country, but they did her no good. She fell off in flesh from 134 pounds to 80 itciunds, and was unable to do any. thing; in fact, was confined to her bed a good part of the time. Everything she ate she would throw up, even water. The last doctor we had examined Irel and said she had cancer of the stom er. Alfalfa thrifty. Fruits damaged by the freeze and yield will be small. Harper Practically the entire area of wheat will be cut; the harvest began in the week ending June 20; heads are found well developed and filled. Corn area is probably 15 per cent less, largely - owing to the increased wheat sowing. I Twenty-five per cent gain in oats land; I condition, 100. More of the sorghums ; will be planted than usual. Alfalfa I thrifty. "Fruit of all kinds good." j Lincoln Four per cent of the wheat : area was overflowed and will not be j harvested; reports on the remainder in dicate that the heads have properly de veloped and satisfactorily rilled; cutting now in progress. Corn area probably 25 per cent less, owing to the increase in wheat; needing cultivation; 25 per cent of the early replanted. Sorghums will probably be increased. Alfalfa is ex cellent and was not injured greatly by I high water. All grasses flourishing, j Kingman Practically all wheat will be harvested, although that sowed in ; stubble ground is not so good. Corn ! acreage is increased at least 10 per cent, ' and soil is in good condition for tillage ; and growth; plant is small, "but looks I well and the ground is generally clean." : Nearly 50 per cent increase in oats acre : age anel condition reported 103. Kaffir ! corn and sorghum about same as last ; year. Prairie grasses above the aver- age. I Mc-Pherson Nearly 10 per cent, of the ! wheat will not be harvested on account ; of fly and flood. The remainder has de veloped well, and harvest will soon be igin; outlook "mueh better than ten : clays a so." Corn 10 per cent, less; 20 ' per cent. of the early replanted. I Weather the past ten days favorable, j and soil in only fair condition. Klootl ! ed "bottom" lands laigely planted to ' corn and broomeorn, causing an iit i crease in the latter of posiily 0 tier i cent. Oats. enlarged area; average j condition, 110. Potatoes slightly in creased, and give promise of a good I Cl'Oil. 1 Mitchell Wheat seems to have well : developed, and practically the entir larca will be cut, harvest beginnirE, I about July 1. Thirty per cent, of the ! early corn will be replanted; total :i t e.i : will approximate last year's. Weathev and soil now favorable for tillage ana growth, and cultivation is being pushed. First cutting of alfalfa heavy. Sorghum is reported less than ill Pastures have probably never been ex celled. Ness No wheat damaged; all will be cut. "The prospect for alt small grains 1 Is Finrply immense. Another report-n- ' says: "It is the best crop county ever had"; haiwest begins July 1. Millet and : the- sorghum areas will be increased. I though there is yet seime to sow. Cri-asses pupe-rior. Parley crop iu- : creased and prospect excellent. Osborne Conditions favorable for the best filling of the heads, and all wheat ! will be cut, baivest beginning July 1. : One corre-spondent says that "the wheat : is the finest, taken as a whole, that 1 have ever seen in the fifteen years 1 ! have resided hre." Corn are-a about the same; 15 per cent, of the early re planted because of excessive rains, good stand, but cool weather retards growth; early planted ten inches high; weather and soil conditions very favor- . able. Area in sorghums will be great- ; er. Pasturage excelle-nt. I Pratt "Wheat is fine and would be 100 per cent, but for the are;', sown on i stubble-around" ; "outleiok indieafas : that Pratt county will have the largest 'yield in its history"; practically the 'n i tire area will be harvested; heads prop : erly developed and well filled. live con dition, 95. Increase in corn; coming tip nicely and growing fast; weather anel seal faverable. Less Kafir corn, but othi r soi ehums have held their own i Ten pr cent, of the corn re planted on account of too much water, (irasscs i flourishing. : Iteno Possibly a small part of the iwhe ir wiil not be cut. but that v di !pr,.hab!y be ( -ontined to fields sown on ! stubble ground: h-ads hav properly 'devl.ped and sa tifaetoriiv filled. On -r' p. rt-r sivs: "I have tarinc! here in 11 no eimiitv for thirty years, and I never saw better prospect." Corn ? j backward, but the area is increased; 13 per eent. repiant'-.l on account of high water: grtod stand on upland: planting i y: t in progress on the "bottoms"; i weather and soil conditions favorable, i Alfalfa flourishing, although first cut i tin' was deliye-d by wet weather. Sor- gh.unis will be increased. All grass. a supi rfi'.e. Frorimeorn acreage probably 1 la tier c"rt. bss: condition. 9". Fruit j not cspct ialiy g..n l. i-.ts on a larger 1 art a promts.' v. -. il. Ric---A small I art of the- wheat will not Tie cut d'aeued lie hih water: heals I have a- iii',.. il and fil!.1 w. 11. Area in j errn ylb'htly bss: lit tier cent ( f the early was i Tante'1. : weather ftnel soil favorable I for tiilagj and growth. Sorghum also less. r r V ach, and said he could do her no goo.1 except to give her something to relieve the pain, and that he would not advhs us to have an operation performed. This coming from one whom I have always had great confidence in. you can not imagine my feelings and thoughts. "It was then we decided to quit doc toring and try Per ana. and from thi beginning it helped her. She is no able to elo all the housework. She is gaining in flesh, and I think will S.001V be back to her former weight. "To make a long story short, we owj her life to Peruna, for I am satisfied had we not tried it she would now he in the grave." If you do not derive prompt and sat isfactory results from the use of Pe runa. write at once to Or. Hartman. giving a full statement of your case, and he will be pleased to give you his valuable advice gratis. Address Dr. Hartman, President ot The Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, O. Oats probably increased; condition. Iti. Broom corn less by 15 per cent; condition. 75. Alfalfa flourishing ; rir st catting de layed by wet Wi-athi-r. lr.it fair quality. Fruit outlook unfavorable. Saline Fifteen p( r cent ef tiie wheat was destroyed by the riood : ib-sian r:y aisi a. i some damage and rust is not lnfri-u-.a-nu mentioned: however, wheat en th- i;;i.-r.--r lands is tjuite promising. C'urn is i.a. k ward: :5 per cent of the early replant.. .1 ; total acreage about the same. Mikii i f the area overflowed being put to cern ar.d the sorghums, tne latter thawing an in crease. Weather is tavoraMe far lie: growth of all crt.ps. but sail ".nt y t in x tra go od tilth. Alfalfa (111 the uphui.ts t x cellent. Sedgwick Five per cent of the wheat will nut be cut because (hinienKl, prine. pal ly by fly: on the ait a that wol i.e tiarve-t-(d the outlook is eta otira iiu: : ue a. Is w-;1 develop( d and filled: "never na.i a i- tt-r prospect far wheat and eats:" ciiditieai ( the hitter : ;. Alfalfa thrifty. Ci.rn siignti. bss tlutn last ear because of backward spring; plant is smaii but ga' u ( o.r; ti' A luitig cultivated. Sorghum inerease.;. K oeilent prospect for hav. Fruit trait -wi.i be light. Shawnee Fifty per cent of th" earlv ci. rn was replanted be-call'' ef ex.. s. wetness and the flood: tela! t.r.a prn.atnv 15 tier cent less: weather in the past t-n days fairly g..ed far gr..wth. h it the s. 11 in poor oonditinii for tillage. I'..t-(-..,es no the highei lands are very promising, on' raids in the Kaw valley w- re de-ar- !. out little replanted on n-coui.t cf sear.".' ef seed. Outside ef flooded aretes 001101 tions rapidly imprc. ing. t'lover and al falfa pnoperitm. but the first crop of , h latter was somewhat injured by .b-lavd cutting. Not much ivheat. and 15 per e-;.t of that will be cut. Sumner Some whe-nt will n' t be fiarveyt ed (approximating 7 per flit) en a(ee.urC of dan.au'e bv tlv and (taee-iv.- wtn---: heads wtll fd'.-d ar.d berry plo.np: a larst area prorr,i-os vail. 1 nts condition 'I. C oin acrea.e" ab. u: tiie same; waiter i.t vorahle and s"ii rapully improvm. Soranum incr. ased. Hay prospects! ex ceed ing! y f 1 a 1 1 e r i 1 ig. STRIKE ON HOG CREEK. First News from Gold Camps Along the Tukon. Seattle, Wash., June CO. A special to - the I'ost Intelligencer from Dawson 1 1 sai-s : i The first news since March from th j vast stretch of 2.oeo miles elown trie Yukon basin from Kagl.' to St. Miehii-t jand Tananna. Koyuk and Tiampart I camps and Kuskowin watershe-ls -m- j today on the steamer I Jock. Island from ! Andreafski. The steamer has pas j si ngers from all camps n-.ertionl. j mostly from Tananna. They report 1 hundreds of miners at the mouth of th (Tananna river with no money to pa;, ; fate up, but going down the Yukon. ; Four thousand people are in camp there. Indians from Kuskowin who arrival at Andreafski report the steamer Ann.-i Wanda, belonging at Lynn's posf. was lost when the ice went out. hutnn" was also done to the post. A big strike has li.n made on lb g-crr-ek. in the K.iyukuk. and $5 to i-l is being made daily to the man. Tt; 1 camp has :ini" men ail well suprhe!. Mrs. Durfee. better known as Virimw Gray, committed suit ide at Itampart by shooting. Ir. 1). C. Mediil, formerly e.f Dawson, was elected mayor of Fairbanks. Judge James Wickersham and party of five lent Fairbanks to join The Coei expedition to Mount McKinley. and wiil return to Rampart in August. Killed by His Fiances. Denver Col.. June TA A pp. rial to th News from Mititurn. c'oi.. sav Kd Mur phy, a D. nver find F.io Orar.de f'-'man. v,;ts shot and instantly kiPeM todiy I v Miss (-race Nottingham, said to have ir-r, j Lis fianc e. There Were r-1 witnesses and i while she adnn's the killing. Miss N -t-I tingham is too hyst.ricai m g;v--. any f-:r-! titer irl'o'-raauon remir.hi.tr the affair. Mir- by's parents lite in s.aiu.a. num. tj tA THE PURE GRAIN COFFEE If you use Grain-O in place of coffee you will enjoy it just as much for it tastes t.ie same ; ye!, it is like a food to the system, dis tributiner the full substance of the oure grain with every drop. TRY IT TO-DAY. At grorera everywhere ; loc. and 25c. jer packitt. 1 i W 'a1 vv . - 1