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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL. FRIDAY NIGHT.
6 THEY MM FIX IT, Osage Coal Operators Likely to Agree With Railroads. Three Great Pants Offers! $3.60 all-wool Topeka Woolen r A Mills black and fancy pants at L.Ov "edoBamsna Great $15 Raincoat Sale! Choice tomorrow from elegant black long Raincoats of unfinished Worsted and black Thibets, also fancy gray fine H. S. fc M. fancy cheviot tf i trousers tomorrow at tf o f H5 Worsteds are all H. 8. & M. $20 and $22.50 values tomorrow at Their Part of the Hate Hearing Is Dismissed. $7 and $8 H. S. & M. dress in ii $5.00 worsted trousers tomorrow. . , -amm- me. Jn i i ib mi jr 7-vrajat jisjhr mmm i m hii i mwhh p h iw liTrrnraw TOPEKA IS INTERESTED Adjustment of Osage Rates Im portant for This City. Mr. A. L. Conrad's Wonderful Tables of Figures. Juat before adjournment of the coal rate hearing Thursday afternoon it was announced that the railroad representa tives and the Osage county operators had "got together- and would arbitrate their differences at Osage City sometime Within the next two weeks. The rail road commissioners authorized the con tinuance of that portion of the coal case which affects Osage county conditions. If the conference at Osage City does not result in an agreement, the commis sioners will have a special hearing on the case. The Osage county coal case is of more importance to Shawnee county than any other portion of the coal rate matter under investigation. The Osage fields are closer to Topeka than any other, and it ought to be possible for lump ooal to be shipped from there at a very low rate. As a matter of fact, however, the reductions in the coal rates have all been for the benefit of the Pittsburg nd southern Kansas fields, and Osage county has found itself constantly los ing its grip on markets which it for merly controlled. It is this condition which caused the complaint from Osage county. "I have talked to a number of the Osage county people since coming here," said J. C. Lincoln, assistant freight traf fic manager of the Missouri Pacific, "and I have discovered that the differ ences between us are more due to trade conditions than to rates. I believe that by taking up the matter with them, we will be able to reach some agreement. TV have therefore arrangd for a con ference at Osage City some time before December 15. to take up the whole mat ter. Mr. Koontz of the Santa Fe will be present, and representatives of the Osage county coal men." The Osage county delegation, which fame up Thursday to attend the hear ing, nearly all returned home last night. The delegation included Senator H. B. Miller, J. M. O'Neill, Ben Hilborn. Thos. Chappell, Gus Johnson. Sam CarUon, G. A. Grenstrom, Chris Little, Henry Isaacs, M. Nettleblade, C. W. Knight and R. J. Cahill. Conrad's Wonderful Figures. A. L. Conrad, auditor of disburse ments of the Santa Fe, w as placed on the stand late In the afternoon by the attorneys for the railroad companies. The state had finished its evidence, with the exception of some witnesses from Abilene, aud it was agreed that the Abilene witnesses should be heard later. Mr. Conrad proved himself to be sort of a wizard with figures. His tables seemed to prove that hauling coal is very disastrous to the railroads from a financial standpoint, Accordingto-to Mr. Conrad's tabula tions, the Santa Fe loses from $40 to S300 on every train load of slack coal which It sends out, and has onlv a small margin of profit on lump coal shipments. Lump coal to Kansas City Is shipped at a loss of J43.50 per train load. On slack shipped frlm Pittsburg to Salina, the loss is $162, from Pittsburg to McPherson it is $118.65. from Pittsburg to Ellsworth it is $246.15, from Pittsburg to Topeka it is $99.30. All these figures are based on the as sumption that each train consists of only twelve cars, and this seems to be the root of the obvious fallacy that the Santa Fe is losing monev on al lits coal shipments . Mr. Conrad's tables were prepared as rebuttal to tables prepared by E. C. Shiner, an employe of the board of commissioners. Mr. Shiner took the worn reports of the Santa Fe on file with the board, and these showed the average number of freight cars to each train mile to be twelve. Figuring on this basis he ascertained the nrofits for various hauls from Pittsburg. The profits to Saiina on such a train would be $436.80; to McPherson, $454.31' to Ellsworth, $546.81: to Topeka, $333.02. It was to combat these figures that Mr. Conrad prepared his tables. A. E. Helm attacked Mr. Conrad's computations severely and secured from him the admission that thev would show a different result if based on the actual number of cars hauled In each train. Mr. Conrad also admit ted that the sworn statements on file with the state board of railroad com missioners concerning the condition of the Santa Fe were computed on a dif ferent basis from the one he used. On the whole it all seemed to go to prove that almost anything can be proved by figures. There Is no doubt that Mr. Conrad's figures are correct; the only question is whether he used the proper basis of computation or whether the worn statements on file with the board furnish a more correct basis. It seems that the Santa Fe does not segregate its accounts In such a way that Kan sas business is shown by Itself. In or der to arrive at the cost of hauling freight, Mr. Conrad took the average for the whole Santa Fe system proper. The attorney on the other side claimed that such figures were misleading. 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A scope that signalizes this as the most complete and satisfactory overgarment selection known to modern retailing. WE OFFER YOU CHOICE TOMORROW from at least 1000 verv fine duality Overcoats, which our tremend ous buying power makes possible. They are overcoats of distinctive style, perfect fit, hand tailoring and very finest iaDrics iviaae ior men ana young men, ana are incorporated wicn an ine qualities ana an tne nttie knacks that mark the better class of made-to-order garments. We consider this a very unusual and very important offer, and any man desiring an overcoat, should make it his duty to see these Hart, Schaffner & Marx fine Overcoats that we offer tomorrow in the newest outs, such as Box Back, Ryton, and Frock styles, in smooth fabrics; such as St. George Kersey, New England Mel ton, Imported Vicuna, and the new knotted fancy Highland Plaid Cheviots, and lined with the best grades of serge and Venetian lining; Garments that are worth $20 to $25 we offer tomorrow $15 Kersey Overcoats Box back or belted. Single and Royal English Kerseys Silk-lined. Double-breasted, $25. St. Regis Kerseys Silk-lined, or silk-tipped with worsted lining, Ryton box shape, $22.50. Patent Kerseys Permanently creased side seam backs. All wool lining with deep silk shoulders. Box cut, $20. Unfinished Worsted Overcoats Box Cut Unfinished Worsted Overcoats. Hand piped edges. Perma nently creased seams. Ryton shape. Serge-lined, $25. Silk lined, $30. ''Continental" Unfinished Worsted Overcoats Also box back and taper waist shapes. Blacks and oxfords, $25 and S20. Full Box Shape Unfinished Worsted Overcoats Straight 54-inch drop back. Nubian blacks and oxfords. Serge-lined, $20. Fancy Weave Overcoats Rossmore Great Genuine Imported Scotch Homespuns Double-breasted, $25. Scotch Herringbone Weaves Browns and grays, cassimere lined. Imported fabrics, Z5 and S2t. Original Blarney Check Cheviots Heavy, closely woven, breasted and broad-chested double-breasted. $15 value, $13. Coat style. Silk-topped, -wool Paletots and Surtouts oxfords. Luxuriously silk- Extreme Style. Velvet Unsheared English Worsteds Blacks and lined, $35. Fancv Scotch Cheviot Paletots Altogether new. collared, $30. Rich Kersey Surtouts and Paletots Oxfords and blacks. Nobby "Bel mont" cut, $25." Finely Shaded Unfinished Worsted Paletots Satin sleeves. Alto new Frockchester model, $20. Saturday Suit Buyers Will Find These Offers Interesting A PROFIT-SHARING EXCEPTIONAL SUIT VALUE IS THIS As a straight-from-theshoulder, business-bringing clothes 500 HANDSOME HART, SCHAFFNER & MARX HAND TAILORED SUITS, made of wire woven worsteds, in plain and fancy designs black unfinished worsted, all wool, black smooth, dressy Thibets, and si'.k mixed worsteds, absolutely guaranteed. Coats cut longer, trousers strictly in fashion, and vests cut a little higher to show slightly above the coat. Distinctive styles that are shown only by us; better qualities than you usually find in the S20 and S22.50 suits elsewhere-; our price , ts cut a little $15 Our Great $5 Boys' Suit and Overcoat Safe is a Winner ! 58.50, S7.50 and S6.50 Knee Pants Suits for $5.00. We have just received 500 high grade winter weight knee pants suits, which we bought at nearly half price from a well known New York maker, his surplus stock of suits in Buster Brown, Russians, Buddy Tucker Norfolks. Sailors, Brokaw Norfolk's, double oreastea ana tnree-pieee suits. 2 to 17 years, 'i hey are mace of smooth rm gf and nap-finished Worsteds. Blue Serges, Fancy Cassimeres and handsome T I II I value, we offer until entire lot is sold, 600 heavy fancy worsted, serge, Thibet cassimere and cheviot suits, with Venetian and serge lininar, for ou per cent less tnan usual retail quotation. These are the product of one mill, the tailoring work of one manufacturer, and are found in the retail stock of this house only. "Close margin" policy affords pre vailing S15 suit values for . These are $10 $5.00 ocotcnes; actual worm 5U.0U, vt.sw, sa.oU buns choice tomorrow Boys' Overcoats, 3 to 16 years. $5.00-Immense assortment of beautiful all wool fab rics, all the newest designs and colorings for little fellow. 3 to 8, hew Military and Buster styles for big 8 to 16-yr.-old boys heavy fancy Scotch overcoatings, black arid Oxford gray vicunas ana friezes, cut long and iccse. Very swaggvr. broad shoulders, belted back; moat of the coats are made with velvet coilai ; seme collars of the same material; very stylish and serviceable. Choice at Child's Hilitary Overcoats Beautifully ornamented with brass buttons. Silk braid fir braid trimmings and velvet collar ; gray, blue, brown and green Meltons, sizes 3 to 8, WtJ. 3 Bessemer Suits So called for their staunch wearing- quality. Pure lamb's wcol. Tail ored in strongest fashion. Constructed to hold share through long, exacting serv ice. Sizes 8 to 17 Young Men's College Overcoats and Suits. Typical young fellows' styles. Broad shoul ders, cut full, yet graceful. K'ack and gray Oxfords, Cheviots and Novelty Piaids. Extra lengths. Sizes ?.0 to 30 inch chest. Suits in black and fancy mixtures, Cut d ff in latest baggy fashiom with form-fitting coats only pIv JJ BOYS' FURNISHINGS, I APS, ETC. Boys' 75c fur-lined Caps tomorrow 60c Foys' and Girls' noWiv Tcqua Caps onlv 26c f 1. 50 Juveulie Worsted Sweater onlv 86c Boyt' heavy 13c biack'Stockings only 10c Boys' 2 lamb's xvool fine wcatern only $1.36 Boys' good 30c Sweil I'nderwear dto!v 28c Saturday Hat Sale All broken lines of black and colors in Soft Mats Fedoras Minerva's Graeco's Columbia's $3 and S2.50 grades To sell them Cg ff Jk ai! tomorrew 4T Wff A choice AVt Buy Tomorrow $1.25, $1.50 Shirts, 800 negligee, winter style, fine Shirts, high-grade quality, such as Eagle, Faa It less, Eclipse, and other fine brands. Wholesalers are cleaning up their stocks preparatory to invoicing that's how we secured this lot of handsome Shirts fine madras, fine percale, fine chambray, in solid colors and new figures and stripes all styles, plaited and plain, at- QQ tehed arid detached cuffe sizes 14 to " 18 real fl. 25, $1.50, $2 Shirts at 5tesm Shrunk English Cashmere Underwear English worsted Underwear, Saxony wool rib un derwear, and Australian lamb's wool underwear. Single or double breasted and backed. Fiats and Jersey ribs. Undyed natural wool greys, pure camel's hairs' tans, blues and whites long elastic cuffs. Stouts, slims and extra sizes $1.50 I.amhsdoHn Health Underwear Puily absorbent. Endorsed by physicians. 85c Jei'hy Rib Union Suits Natural wool, gray and salmon $2.50 Silk and Wool Underwear Blue, pink and fancy stripes. Elastic rib $2.50 88c Xavy Blue Flannel Shirts Steam shrunk, 4 button front, faced artd reinforcedr Button down col lar $1.50 Ijisle web .Snspenders Fancy English web suspenders and cele brated suspenders 25c Natural Wool mid Camel's Hair Underwear Double backed shirts $1.00 rad consented to prepare some new tables showing the cost of hauling freight jn certain Kansas divisions of the road. Kelly Tells of Rebates. G. P. Kelly, the Great Western Salt company man. who took a prominent part In the salt hearing, was put on the stand to tell of coal rebates yester day afternoon. "Have you had any rebates?" asked Mr. Taylor. "I don't care to answer that ques tion," said Kelly. "Well, I insist that vou answer," re plied Taylor. "Answer the question." said Com missioner Wheatley. "I haven't had any rebates reccnt b'." said Kelly, squirming. "Well, that Indicates that vou have had them sometime. Tell about them." "I'm not here to give away such confidential communications," said Kelly. "Yes. that's very evident," comment ed N. H. Loomls of the Union Pacific, with great sarcasm. "Tell when you had rebates and from whom." "I haven't said I had any," retorted the witness doggedly. "Then I ask you whether you had any otters of rebates?" "Well, I had. about seven years ago." "What road?" "The Frisco." "To what point?" "Ellsworth." "What did thev offer?" "They offered to give me a rate of one dollar a ton on slack to Ells worth." Frisco Man on the Stand. Yesterday the Stat Journal remarked that the Frisco had no representative at the hearing. This was an error. It has no attorney, but F. C. Dumbeck, of Kansas City, is here. Mr. Dumbeck was called by the state to tell what he knew about the charges of rebates made against his road. However, Mr. Dumbeck' testimony was a disappointment, from a sensa tional standpoint. Mr. Dumbeck has been assistant general freight agent of the company at Kansas City since 1901, and didn't know anything about re bates. He said that the making of ooal rates was entirely out of his line. "Do you know," asked Mr. Helm, "anything about the 86 cant rate over the Frisco from Pittsburg to Wichita on coal consigned to the Rock Island?" . "No," said Dumbeck. "Is there any reason for a difference m the cost of hauling slack and lump coal ?" "Commercial reasons." "What about that rate to Jl per ton to Ellsworth?" "We had in that rate for a few months, I believe." "What for?" "I don't know. I feel sure we didn't make any money hauling coal at that rate." Among other witnesses examined dur ing the day en behalf of the comslato ants was W. E. Hutchinson, owner of the Hutchinson gas and electric lieht plants. He tnld how a lobster dinner to a number of prominent Santa Fe officials enabled Hutchinson to get a re duction in its coal rates. E. E. Barton of Hutchinson testified that he was able to get no rebate on coal while in the salt business at Hutchinson though other concerns were bein" taken care of. Mr. Evans of Emporia testified that lower rates had at e time been in effect to his town. Freight Agent Kil gore of the Missouri Pacific, was put on to show that the coal dealers at Wichita each are under the especial protection of some railroad, but he was very innocent of valuable information. FOLLOWING THE FLAG. ! How Trade With United States An nexed Territory Has Grown. SHE SUES TOR DIVORCE. Mrs. Corbet t Asks Freedom from Pre tended Slay er of J. Wilkes Booth. Guthrie, Okla., Nov. 24. Mrs. Erne Corbett, wife of John Boston Corbett. recently sentenced to throe years in. the federal penitentiary at Atlanta for pension frauds, has filed suit for divorce in the district court of Oklahoma county. Cornett Is the man who tried to collect back pension money due the original "Boston" Cor bett, the slayer of John Wilkes Booth, and was arrested and convicted of the fraud at San Angelo, Tex. Prof. Richard Thacher, of Ed mond, Okla.; George A. Huron, of Topeka. Kas.. and Edward Kirk, of Chicago, all of whom had been well acquainted with "Boston" Corbett, were the principal witnesses against him. SALT RHEUM ON HANDS Suffered Agony and Had to Wear Bandage All the Time. ANOTHER GORE &Y COTICORA Another tare by Cuticnra is told of by Mrs. Caroline Cable, of Wanpoca, Wis., in the following grateful let ter : " My husband suffered agony with salt rheum on his hands, and I had to keep them bandaged all the time. We tried everything we could get, but nothing helped him until he used Cuticnra. One set of Cuticnra Soap, Ointment, and Pills cured him entirely , and his hands have been as smooth as possible ever since. I do hope this letter will be the means of helping some other sufferer." Washington, Nov. 24. The commerce of the United States with its noncon tiguous territory in 1905, seems likely to exceed by many million dollars that of any preceding year, according to a statement issued by the department o commerce and labor through its bureau of statistics. The bureau's nine months' statement ending with. September shows that the shipments from the United i Slates to its noncontiguous territory i amounted to $36,552,174 against $29,929. I 079 in the corresponding months of the i preceding year and that the shipments I of merchandise to fhe United States from its noncontiguous territory in the I same period amounted to $66,550,150 against $47,141,638 in the corresponding months of the preceding year. The figures given relate to merchan dise only and do not include the gold and silver of which the shipments from Alaska to the United States were only $7,000,000 of gold produced in that terri tory and $5,500,000 of foreign gold ship ped from Alaska being presumably that originating in British territory adjacent thereto. In the merchandise shipped from Alaska to the United States there is a falling off of a little less than $2, 000,000 compared with fne previous year. In shipments from the United States there was an increase of nearly $2,000, 000 to Alaska of over $3,000,000 to Porto Rico, about $1,000,000 to the Philippines and nearly $1,000,000 to the Hawaiian is lands. In shipments from the noncontiguous territory to the United States there was an Increaseof about $5,000,000 from Porto Rico, of over $4,000,000 from the Philip pines and of about $12,000,000 from the Hawaiian islands. The statement makes its comparison of contrast in the trade of the United States with the above mentioned plades with the same period previous to annexation. In the nine months ended September. 1897, the year previous to the annexation of Porto Rico the shipments of merchandise from that island to t?ie United States amount ed to $1,767,028 as against $16,176,676 in the nine months just ended. In the nine months of 1897 the shipments from the Hawaiian islands to the United States amounted to $13,044,231, as against $35, 689,791 in 1905. The shipments from the Philippines for the nine months of 1897 amounted to $3,362,060, as against $11, 792,724 in 1905. Shipments to Porto Rico from the United States ports fpr the nine months of 1897 were $1,504,974, against $11,486,300 in 1905. Those to the Hawaiian islands in 1897 were $3,766,268 against $8,968,049 in 1905. and those to the Philippines In 1897 $54,660 against $4,482,537 for 19Wi. The estimate is made that the total commerce with the noncontiguous terri tory for the entire year of 1905 will ap proximate $12". 000,000. The shipments of sugar from the Hawaiian islands for the trine months ended with September, amounted to $33,113,477 of raw sugar i and $1,752,791 of refined sugar. The j shipments of refined sugar from Hawaii , 11 10ti QKQ nrtinie Ha mrflinqt 11(1 Rbln- mantc Hiirino- flip coi'rpsiiond i ii B oeriod : of the preceding year. Porto Rico ship- ; incuts or sugar nmoumea in ; of cigars $1,81:2, soo ana 01 itui lunai , "a' gi Pi-nm the Phi linnines the most important, shipments were Manna nemp $9,522,85 ana sugar z.tio.ztv- " oint ments to the Philippines. Porto Rico. Hawaii and Alaska include practically the articles of general character which the. United States exports to other coun tries. JACK ROOT'S OPIXIOX. Why Pay Rent? When we will buy lots and build your home on the rent plan. See FALKINER.. He'll tell you all about it. Room 29, Columbian Building. Ind. Phone 840. International Improvement Co. Thinks O'Brien Will Win Over Fltz i to the Frisco Bout. mm such i In 2-Pie 10c Packages i MEHRELL-SOULE CO. I ! SYRACUSE, NEW YORK MOST DELICIOUS PIES, AND COOKIES. m MINCEMEAT St. Louis, Nov. 24. That. Jack O'Brien will ever be heavyweight champion fighter of the world is not considered probable by Pugilist Jack Root, who fought Marvin Hart for the title relinquished by Jeffries in the memorable battle at Reno, New, with Marvin Hart, and won by the latter. Root was seen last night, and when asked regarding the outcome of the championship battle between Fitzsim mons and O'Brien, slated for San Francisco, said: "I think O'Brien will surely win, unless Fitzsimmons lands one of his famous punches within the first five rounds. After that I do not see how the venerable ex-champion can last. He showed that he could not stand training in his fight with Gardner. I think he will be all through by the time O'Brien's jabs have landed tor five or six straight rounds. Fitz is, or has been, a grand fighter, but he seems all through. I look for O'Brien to stay away from him and win over 1 the distance route. "As for Hart, that is another mat ter. I have fought Hart, and while I beat him the first time, he has gained great weight and strength of late years, and is now a truly form idable scrapper. I think when O'Brien comes to fight him for the championship he will find the handi cap in weight too great to overcome. Hart, the last time, went into the ring against me weighing 203 pounds. I weighed about 168. O'Brien will not be able to put even as much flesh as I on his bones. There is only one conclusion I can reach that Hart will wear him down by sheer strength in a long fight." Calumet Baking Powder A wonderful powder of rare merit and Unrivaled etrenstn. Yosemite Club Gets Permit. San Francisco, Nov. 24. Jimmy Coffro-th's Yosemlte club, which has been hibernating for some time, Is once again In the field, thanks to the efforts of Eddie Graney. After much persuasion and a liberal application of "blarney," Eddie got the super visors to grant a permit. This means that Jimmy Coffroth and Eddie Gra ney will pull off the Fitzsimmons O'Brien battle before their club at the Mechanics pavilion. December 16. Graney and Coffroth secured the per mit at the meeting of the supervisors yesterday afternoon. Greggains was also In the field for the permit, and was somewhat disappointed when he was turned down in favor of Coffroth. I YOU MAY SEED A SUPPLY OF i m i Mi wood or uoai Before the Natural Gas reaches too. Tele. 530 KaGzynski j Gardner the Favorite. San Francisco, Nov. 24. Jimmie Gardner and Mike "Twin" Sullivan will meet in the ring at Woodward s tonight. Last night Gardner was 6 to 10 farorlte and this price is expected to rule up to the time the men ent.r the ring for the contest which is sched uled to go 20 rounds Both men are in good shape for a hard battle. The fight is at catch weights. Evening Classes Y. M. G A Book-keeping, Commercial Arith metic, Penmanship. Business Eng lish, Business Spelling. AH Com mon School Studies, and Instru mental Music. ' - Five Teachers. ! CLASSES NOW IX SESSION. j