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HE TOPSEA & A I lit STATS JOUEN AL MONDAY NIGHT.
ounolbiiiifcao. Howe lias a Terrible Time of It on Shipboard. What the Doctors Say About Te ruliar Malady. AMERICAN ENGINES. Siberia Carries 12 Locomotives to Japan. The Prettiest Sights in Beautiful World. the The Chinese waiters in the dining room are not referred to as "John," but as "boy." They all understand English, but do not talk it very well. Most of them read English. They understand me when I talk to them, but I can not understand them. They know the words Lut do not pronounce them very well. I like the Chinese set varus so w"U that I am b ininng to inc lude the deck Loy, and the boy in the smoking room, in my admiration. They are extremely civil, quiet and efficient. In our coun try there is almost no such thing known as a real servant. You may remember the Atchison servant wlio quit his place because his "inployer's politics didn't suit. The Chinese servants on the ship are the real Canton article; they have not so much as had a chance to be spoilt in can .Francisco. I was horn too far from the sea to ever become accustomed to it, I fear. Every little whiie I am compelled to go to my room and iie down. When the wind is high, it whistles around the cor ner in such a way as to make a noise resembling the beating of the dinner nous; even the wind which ought to be impartial, conspires against me. I ask ed the doctor in my room about sea sickn. -ss today. 11 o says he knows noth ing about it; that medical literature tells as inanv stories about it as may be heard in" the smoking room. Sea sickness seems to result, he says. from the brain the eye, the ear and the stomach, or all four combined. 1 haven't eaten enough to.iav to give dvpriepsia to a humming bird." but 1 am ail wrong. They promise me, however, that I will be all right be vond Honolulu. I have noticed before this that on Wednesday, I am all right the following Saturday. Tl-.ete is one woman board who seems to be worse than I am. She sits on ioite me at the table, and every time the ship makes that famous sevenui lunge, she braces herself as if to have a tooth pulled. Some men follow the sea for years, and then eaten L ie once informed me that lie never uesau a vovage without having a little touch of it "The average traveler is as ashamed of being sea sick as the average candi date is of having said something against the labor unions, but very few travelers escape it. You know how unreliable people are: well they are particularly unreliable when they say they enjoyed every moment at sea, and ao not know what sea sickness is. Some of the nicest people I know are terribly unreliable when they return from a journey with a ship in it. If I do not improve, I will lrtve a dreadful time during the winter trip across the Atlantic, But they say a man is better afterwards: they say. too. that a siege of smallpox, or of typhoid fever, is beneficial in the end. The captain's Chinese "boy" contin- BREAKERS AHEAD! Sonic Coffee Users Hit tlie Rocks Hard. The experience of a hard working minister illustrates the grave dangers into which coffee drinking leads the unconscious victim. Deranged nerves, cloged liver and disturbed heart action, are rarely at tributed by the sufferers to the right cause, and the aid of powerful and dan gerous drugs is sought to give the re lief. Opium, in its various forms, is the commonly used sedative, and with the result, too frequently, that as the use of the coffee is continued, the ail ment grows worse, and larger and larger doses of the drug are demanded. Then comes a day when the victim realizes with horror that he has he roine the slave, of a terrible habit, the mostdifhcult to overcome of any known ; to medical practice. Thousands go to their graves every year because of drug addictions, and the proportion of those who recover is very small indeed, for to break the chain that binds the suf ferer a strength cf will power Is re quired of which the drug has already robbed him. Very few. perhaps, ever deliberately make choice of indulgence in hypnotic drugs. In the majority of cases "the use is begun merely as a temporary ex pedient, and with no thought of its con tinuance; but with each dose the pow er to resist the appetite it creates grows less. And those who do not under stand the dangers of coffee, indulgence are, because of that very ignorance, the more easiiy led to the verge of mora! as well as physical shipwreck. i no clergyman referred to says that he had been a coffee drinker "for 2 0 years, and that as time went on he be came a semi-invalid. "It made me so nervous and dull and stupid that I often resorted to hypnotic drugs to in duce sleep or to enable me to make the necessary preparations for the puipit " A clergyman is expected to preach go,,d sermons, and when he finds his intellectual faculties have grown so Sluggish that he can not properly pre pare himself, it may be readily seen that the temptation to use a stimulat ing drug to overcome this inertia and quicken his powers might nrove fairly irreoistibie. The time came to him when he real ized his dangerous condition. It must be serious for a religious teacher to drift into such a state; he states that about that time he went through the Postum facories at Battle Creek and saw how Postum Coffee is made and when he went home he determined to make the struggle for freedom. He found It easy to rid himself of the cof fee harjit at once for Postum gave bim (he hot delicious beverage be wanted for breakrastand no drug, but rather the strong rebuilding food elements. 1 hereupon his natural sieerj returned, the pains in head disappeared and the old lethargy- left and he says the growth in his "vigor and strength has been most -remarkable." A true an.1 happy return to natural conditions and perfect health. It's worth while yar,e liven by roMuni Co., I'aulf Creek Mi'-h. there s a reason. K.ad the hok. "The Road to Wellviil U!e ues to amuse me. He is a month older than the captain, and the "boy" Is as er. The captain says the "boy" 1s as respectful as he was 17 years ago, but the passengers, particularly the American passengers, insist that the servant huntes the master: they say old servants always do. The captain confesses that the "boy" today told him to put on lighter underwear, as we are approaching warm weather at Hon olulu. Day after tomorrow, at i a. m., the passengers will have an opportunity to see a fine young man: they have ar ranged to stnd along the rail, and say. "Hello Jim!" when the custom house boat comes alongside, thus caus ing him to think he has encountered an Atchison ship. If we do not vish him more than 12 hours, it will be be cause I do not believe in km staying tco kng. How I would like to hear the whistle of an American railroad locomotive and see a brakeman! Speaking of locomo tives. I shall have an opportunity at Yokohama to feel' proud of Aemica; 12 locomotives; and a goo- many freight cars will be unloaded from the hold of the "Siberia," and there will be s mu'-h other American machinery to un load that we shall be detained four days. Among the other xreignt. ior Japan, are two horses for breeding, which are quartered in stalls over the steerage deck. The freight of these horses is $100 each. The "Siberia" is running at what is 1 sreed: that is flfrf,,-n knots an hour. Ve are burning one hundred ana sixcv in everv twentv-four hours. If the speed should be increased to nineteen knots in hour (the speed made on the ship's recent record-breaking eastern passage) . ... ..T t-Umr Vl,in(1,in we should nurn uuoui ..i...-.- ; tons of coal every iwem-xu. The extra speed or lour k.iij. woni.i double the fuel bill ot tne snm. Fast things cost money. The chief cook of the "Siberia" is a great man, but here is a suggestion for him- if he will place his soda crackers in the oven before serving, he will ren der them more crisp and palatable. I eat crackers and milk a good deal, and know. t .-.v. think we men are riot very interesting. I sat in the smoking room this morning, and listened to tne ta,K and did not hear anything interes t,nS i. -piie mlk is about Honolulu and Yokohama, and Kobe, instead of about Chicago or Kansas City; that s about the onlv difference. One man told of an awfully interesting place in Yokohama. 1 heard me s.tiuc told of New York, years ago. and upon inrfi.aiinn. found it untrue. Nine- tenths of the "talk" you hear every where is untrue and unimportant. The ZJ, Tmishman down in the steerage . rh as nnvone I have !"'!r"lr" W i with I could talk Chinese- there must be a lot of inter esung ch.rte rng the old ChtM "ie" i" r.'.r r; V-Wnamen reading English school books: one of them read a paragraph to me which told of "'T " i want interesting books. ffeet or aiconoi on -y read the school books tne cimureu hrine home from school at night. Look through a history of the United States, for example, and you will marvel at the little you know. The people in the steerage are natural: so many of those in the cabin are on dress parade, and trying to attract attention. My room being an outside one, with a door opening on the principal deck, occasionally the passengers come in and visit with me. This morning a gentleman I have become acquainted with brought in a lady he was prom enading with. My daughter went by presently, and when I met her later, she said: "I do not like that woman!" I inquired why she disliked her, and she laid down this rule: "When you see a woman wearing- a walking- skirt and French heels, you may depend upon it that there is something the matter." I seem to be approaching a family jar. How people look for amusements, and how little they find! This morn ing most of the passengers collected under the awning on the upper deck and watched the children and young people engage in potato race, needle threading contests, etc. It was the only attempt at amusement since the voyage began, and it ended in a fat young man slipping on the deck, and breaking his arm. At one table in the dining room there are twelve Japanese, two Chinese and a Portuguese Woman. The Portuguese woman is married to a tine looking American, and he is about! the most attentive husband I have ever- seen. I was sitting near him on j deck when his wife appeared, and he '"d verv oo'-H'tIIv- " a v, o.i , I lnS-'' As polite as he might have ... ... , jvuus iauy or a uuv s ac quaintance. At my table there is a frenchman who bows politely to me every time he appears. There are also a considerable number of Englishmen. Out here they have scarcely heard of Kansas, or Kansas City; beyond Hono lulu they will not have heard of Chi cago, and beyond Hong Kong they will not have heard of New York I was looking through a guide book a while ago, and ran across a city of which I h-"' never heard. aUho-i"h It has more than a million population. We are advised to reioin the ship at Kobe instead of Nagasaki, and thus see the Inland sea, said to be prettiest sight in the world. There are so manv prettiest sights in the world of which I have never heard. I have a notion, that on my return, Atchison, as seen f-om Kushville, will be about the grandest sight in the world. I have not been having the Good Time pre dicted by the neighbors, but I expect a Good Time riding from Kushville to Atchison. The Atchison conductor, who comes and takes up the last stub on my ticket, will look good to me. In my judgment, one of the prettiest sights in the world may be seen in spring, when the wheat is green, bv ciimbing one of the hills around Atchison, and looking up and down the Missouri valley. Another may be seen on the Missouri Pacific between Atch ison and Hiawatha: anywhere beyond Lancaster or Huron. Another may be seen around Dentonvile. The world is very pretty; every community has something- worth seeing. K. W. H. Rural Carriers for Kansas. Washington, Dec. 4. The following Western rural carriers have been ap Doitited : Kansas Clay Center, route 2. Joseph W. Monttl. carrier. Bessie Montel, sub stitute; Helton, icute 0. Iavid B. Mor n.er. carrie;-, Clifton German, substi tute; Kirwin. route 1. Loren A. Des brow, carrier. William M. Desbrow. substitute; New Cambria, route 1, Henry Donmyer, carrier, Daniel J. Don myer, substitute; Plevna, route i. Fred erick W.- Burlch, carrier, Joseph W. Hoch, substitute; Potter, route 2. Sam T. Hough, carrier. George W. Brown, substitute: Scandia. route George E. Ourber. carrier. Nathan K.. Garbr,' sub stitute; Sedan, route 3. William P.. Van eat on. carrier. Anna M. Var.eaton. sub stitute; Wilson, rout? 2. Frank CBreek ett, carrier, B. B. Breckett, ub"sUtu.t. olANDAR Manner" in Which the Bis: Com- pany Does Business. Keeps the Independent Concerns Guessing Sight and Bay. VERY SMOOTH INDEED. Laws of the Last Session of the Legislature Evaded. Grocers of loia Kefuse to Handle the Trust's Products. uierryvaie, Kan., Dec. 4. The wavs of the Standard Oil company are many ana always up to date. No matter hw apparently stringent the laws there al ways appears to be a way to evade them. Try as they will the Kansas refiners cannot get away from the spell which the Standard seems to have cast over the oil industry of the entire world. The last session of the legislature passed two laws. One was a maximum freight rate law prohibiting: the rail roads from charging more than a spec! neu amount lor a certain distance. This tariff is now in force on all the railroads in the state. Then it passed another law, the anti-discrimination law, which forbade the charging of more at one place than another for the same com modity, freight rates being equal. The people thought they had the Standard harnessed up at least in a measure. But there are other ways than getting rebates and selling oil cheaper than your competitors. For instance, there was a car stand ing on the sidetracks at Kansas City the other day. It was from the Web ster refinery, an independent concern at Humboldt. This canwas all right. Next to it was a Standard car. Somebody during the night, it is charged, smeared crude oil all over the top of the Web ster car, and then somebody else re ported to the transportation department of the road that the car was leaking, and so it was set on a sidetrack and left there for days and days, when, as a matter of fact, and subsequent develop ments proved, there was no leakage to the car at all. But the Western refinery lost the use of the car fof a" sufficient length of time to cripple it because it has no more cars than it can use at any time. Another Trick ot the Trade. Then there is a habit of putting cheap oil in barrels with the best brands on them. The oil business is not like the whisky business a barrel can be used again and again. So sometimes a cheap grade of oil in a Perfection barrel is sold to a dealer as Perfection. The dealers of Kansas are not educated to the oil business or the tricks of it and they take the cheap oil unquestioningly, and, when their customers kick, charge it up to some error in refining that par ticular bunch of crude and explain It that way. Then there is the other way it is charged of shipping oil in other barrels than those made by the Standard or for the Standard. A great portion of the barrels used in the trade in this part of the world at the present day are barrels made for the Republic Oil com pany by the Grea Testern Manufactur ing company at "Cleveland, O.. and yet the Republic Oil company in the courts of Missouri, at this minute is denying that it has any connection directly or indirectly with the Standard Oil com pany. Standard Is Frank. The independent refineries are none of them able to supply enough gasoline to take care of their trade. Wrhen the dealer applies to the agent of the Standard Oil company for gasoline the Standard Oil agent is always "just out." When the dealer presses him for an answer as to when he will De "in, tne agent of the Standard answers that he does not know. One candid agent ot the Standard when pressed to tne nan for an answer as to when he -would supply gasoline or why he would not supply it, frankly said: "Why don't you get your gasoline where you get your on ; More Standard Tactics. The independent refineries all have their own cans and tneir own cais. WThen the empty barrels are returned thev are set on the platform. The standard driver comes along, it is saiu. and grabs them and carries them to the Standard warehouse. ' This applies to the barrels and the cans. When asked why he did it, he says that he supposed that they be longed to the Standard. But it is no ticeable that the Standard never re turns these things until it is forced to do so and in one case in Kansas City it required the threat of replevin suit to make the Standard return some cans belonging to one oil company. The same thing has happened all along the line wherever there is an independent concern. Still the independent refineries have not lost heart. They are looking with hopeful eyes to the president to help free them from the thraldom of unjust freight rates and they '"oking to the people of the west to buy their oil and the people of the west are doing it. A case in point there came up at Iola a fa riavs aco a Question of experiment ing with crude oil on the streets. The area was a block. The Standard Oil company offered to give the oil. The council declined it and paid for the oil from an independent producer. Tight the Standard. And all of the grocers in this town signed a pledge that they would not patronize the Standard Oil company as long as thev could get independent oil. It is the sentiment of the people. They are determined that ' - independent re fineries are to have a fair show and they are giving it. In some of the towns none of the people will buy their gro ceries of a man who patronizes the Standard. Judge Holt's Residence Robbed. Kansas City, Kan.. Dec. 4. When Judge William Holt, of the Wyandotte 4. Cluoeco Ktirank Quarter Sizes, with tie loop 15 CENTS EACH ; 2 FOl A QC&STEZ r CLUETT. PEABODY CO. f KafcersoiCioe'tsndMoMrchSlirrts ! county court of commor pleas, and fam ily returned to their home, 642 Everett avenue, last night about 10 o'clock after filling a dinner engagement with some friends, they found a burglar had been busy during their absence. Kntrance had been effected by forcing a window, and the course of the burglar through the house could be traced by burned matches and ransacked drawers. Two diamond stick pins, one the property of Mrs. Holt, and valued at $60, the other belonging to the hired girl, were stolen. A small amount of silver money was also missing. THEIR LONG MARCH ENDS. ! ield Artillery Reach Fort Riley From Fort Sill. Junction City, Kan., Dec. 4. The Sec ond battery of field artillery arrived at Fort Riley at noon Sunday by march ing. The battery left Fort Sill, O. T-, on its overland trip on November 4 and came to Fort Riley, where it will be sta tioned. The battery has been regularly stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Tex. Last July it was taken by rail to Fort Sill, where it was a part of the second provisional regiment of field artillery for three months' drill and maneuvers. While it was at Fort Sill, the order was issued for the transfer of the Sixth battery of Fort Riley and the Second battery. The Sixth battery left here November 1 and met the Second bat tery at Caldwell, where a transfer of transportation wagons was made. The Second came here under the command of First Lieutenant D. W. Hand and Second Lieutenant F. Q. C. Gardner. The captain of the battery, Ernest Hinds, is in Washington as a member of the field artillery drill regulations board. The men, horses and equipment came in first class condition. They marched over 400 miles. THE BABY WAS 1SOT IXJCRED. Little Child in a Runaway Apparently Enjoyed Its Ride. Paola, Kan.. Dec. 4. Mrs. Hugh Pren tice, who lives southwest of here, with her 8-months-old baby, was driving to her parents' home near Somerset, northeast of town, when her horse was frightened by a train. Mrs. Prentice got out of the buggy to hold the horse's bridle, leaving the baby on the seat. The horse broke away and was soon out of sight. The frantic mother started atter the horse. She ran three miles without stop ping before she met a vehicle driven by two women. They turned hack ana took her to her parents' farm, where the horse had stopped. The buggy had struck a post as the horse turned into the gate, the top was torn orr ana one wheel was gone, but the baby was lying in the bottom of the buggy cooing and apparently enjoying the rapid ride. A FARMER A SUICIDE. Francis Sweet Cared Not for Life After Wife Sought Divorce. Parsons. Kan., Dec. 4. Francis Sweet, a farmer living southeast of town, set fire to his house Friday night, iater the hody of Sweet was found in the ashes of the destroyed home. By his side was an empty revolver, indicating that he had first set ffre to the house ana then committed suicide. Late Saturday Mrs. sweet went 10 Oswego and filed a suit for divorce against her husband and on account of the strained relations existing in the family no one was home at night but Mr. Sweet, Mrs. Sweet remaining with a married daughter over night. Mrs. cn.ui ota forth in her Detition that she and Mr. Sweet were married in Marshall county. Indiana, in wib. ana i "' have ten children. She alleges extreme cruelty as grounds for divorce. They have lived in this county twenty-one years. BRISTOW TO WASHINGTON". The Salina Editor to Testify in a Postal Investigation, c.iino far, Tiee. 4 J. L. Bristow i. aaii'na SuVidav morning for Wash ington in response to a telegram from -.i -vtv Mnortv. aHk- tne attorney scucio, - ing that he appear as a witness in the Crawford case to be tried this week This is one of the cases growing out o the postal investigation conducted by Mr Bristow while he was fourth as sistant postmaster general. Mr. Bristow win oe in siiuis about two weeks. A infield Teachers' Meeting. Winfield, Kan., Dec. 4. At the closing meeting of the Southern Kansas Teach ers' association Superintendent P. N. Hick of Harper was elected president: F A Baker. Cedarvale, vice president, Miss Frances Snyder, Wichita secretary; su perintendent Warren Baker, El Dorado, treasurer- T W. Butcher. Wellington; Miss Elizabeth Knight. Wichita; Super intendent Ira Stout, Kioa: Superinten dent Henrietta Race, -Winfield, and F. P Lane. Grenola; executive committee. Mrs Noble Prentiss, representing the Daughters of the American Revolution, which organization, has undertaken to preserve and mark out the old Santa Fe trail, addressed the teachers on the sub ject. Charged With Robbing Cars. j Paola, Kan.. Dec. 4-The preliminary hearing of D. Frank Marvan, Frank Co burn. Glen Sutton and Chas. Sutton, ac cused of breaking into a Missouri Pacific car at Osawatomie November 11 and stealing goods, was held here.All the men were bound over to the next term of the district court. They gave bond, which was fixed at $500 each. Frank Coburn and Glen Sutton are also charged with burg larv. committed November 13. being ac cused of breaking into another car in Osawatomie. Finds Ring in a Glove. Paola. Kan., Dec. 4. While trying on gloves in a dry goods store here a cus tomer tound a sona soiu rais m one o i the fingers. Miss Murray, the bookkeeper, ; savs she remembers that a woman came , into the store a short time ago and re- ; ported that she had lost her wedding ring. The woman had been shopping in the store and among other things had bought a pair of gloves. Woman Only Papier Maehe. Arkansas City, Kan., Dec. 4. The pos session of a papier mache figure of a wo man, which he kept in a box in a room back of his office, nearly caused the ar rest of F. J. Hess, a business man, here. A plumber uncovered the box in which the figure was kept and was badly fright ened. He reported the matter to the po lice, and an Investigation was made. The plumber told the police that he had dis covered a woman's body. Xegro Killing Not Felonious. Arkansas City. Kan., Dec. 4. The coro net's jury which held an inquest over the body of William Butler, a negro track man in the employ of the Midland Valley, was out for five hours before reaching a verdict. It found that the negro was shot by Charles Aldridge but without feloni ous Intent. The killing occurred at Silver dale. Kim., but the inquest was held here. Fort Riley Soldiers Desert. Manhattan, Kan.. Dec. 4. Sheriff Boyle of this county captured two deserters from Fort Riley. The two soldiers had been working on the Rock Island railroad the past two weeks at Bala, about twen ty miles from the post. Thy said whis ky made them desert. A Soldier Commits Suicide. Leavenworth. Kan.. Dec. 4. Charles Gyer. a well known Kansas soldier, com mitted suicide here by shooting himself twice in the mouth. Over was a member of the jjieveqtli Ifansas cavalry. RAILR0ADJ1EWS. Different Ideas on Effect of Kate Legislation on Employes. Some Think That It Will Mean a Reduction in Wages. ALL OPPOSED TO IT. Brotherhoods Against Anything That May Disturb Conditions Gossip and Matters of Interest in liailroad Circles. There seems to be quite a divergence ot opinion among the leaders of the various brotherhoods of railway em ployes as to the possible effect on them of legislation which may be enacted at the coming session of congress provid ing for a regulation of railroad rates by a government commission. With the possible exception of the Switch men's union all of the big brother hoods are opposed to congress taking any action regarding the control of railroad rates, but as stated there is a diversity of opinion as to how such control will affect the railroad workers. This is evidenced by interviews which have been given recently by P. H. Morrissey, chief of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and Amos I. Freeman, general chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers of the Lehigh Valley system. Mr. Free man has this to say on the subject: "We railroad men see in this pro posed legislation grave danger to our selves. We believe that rate regulation means nothing more or less than rate reduction, that rate reduction means reduced earnings for the railroads and consequently losses by us. Were the railroad employes to be the only ones to suffer from this loss a means of protecting us might be devised, could it be shown that any good whatever would result from the law, but what is true of the railroad man is true of the entire country. "We believe that the passage of the Esch-Townsend bill by congress will cause shrinkage in the values of rail road securities through reduced rates, that business will be paralyzed bv the wholesale readjustment of commercial relations which will of necessity take place and that thereby the public credit will be seriously impaired. It stands to reason that no one bureau or commis sion will be able to control the work that now takes several thousand men and cannot be done to the satisfaction even of the railroads. We believe, too, that the mileage system of freight rates, which has proved disastrous wherever tried, will be the result of this law." Mr. Morrissey takes a little different view. He says: "There will be no reduction of wages of trainmen in the event that congress passes' a law providing for govern mental supervision of rates and the abo lition of the rebate pystem. The rail roads may try to force economy in operation by stealthily increasing hours or by adding to the labors of trainmen. but I do not believe there will be any reduction in wages. At the same time, we are with the railroads in their cam paign to prevent Any disturbance of the present situation. We declared in our last annual convention against any further legislation that would tend to disturb present conditions. PASS ABUSE EV COLORADO. Agents Raked Over Coals for Giving Transportation to Get Freight. Chicago. Dec. 4. The use of free transportation to secure freight ton nage has reached a point of such flagrant abuse in Denver that the ex ecutive officers of the railroads have been obliged to take cognizance of it and have called their general agents to Chicago to haul them over the car pet. No one seriously thinks that this action will cause any cessation of the practice or will do any more harm or good than .to damage the feelings of the general agents, which damage can De repaired easily Dy a lunch or dinner at the expense of the com panies. Executive officials of the western roads have learned that Denver mer chants are going east to buy goods, and that they are traveling on tickets which were furnished them free. The executive officers are particular to say that they were not passes, simply rree tickets, it is said that some 400 of these tickets have been given out. It is admitted that no general agent has permitted any business to get away from him for the want of hav ing tickets to give away. There is an executive officers' agree ment against the giving of passes to influence business, and it was only last week that it was ratified again for 1906. PRESENT COAL JIATE STANDS. Rock Island Grants More Time Before Enforcing Increase. Oklahoma City, Dec. 4. While the coal dealers representing many Okla homa towns were in session here Sat urday afternoon to take action protest ing against the increase in the rate on coal by the railroads from one dollar to one dollar and twenty-five cents a ton, which increase was to become effective In a few days, a telegram was received from the Chicago, Rock Island & Pa cific officials announcing that an exten sion of time would be granted before the rate is raised. In this connection a communication was received from W. B. 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Bm, perfectly willing to hear both sides on it. With the understanding that prompt attention be given this and that an attempt be made to reach an early understanding, we will restore the rates to the basis heretofore in effect and postpone any action for a period of thirty days." "UNCLE BILLY" BROWN HILL Has Been at an Engine Throttle for Half a Century. Leavenworth, Kan., Dec. 4. William Brownhill, better known as "Uneie Billy" Brownhill, a veteran Rock Island engineer, whose home is in this city, is one of the oldest locomotive engineers, in point of service in the United States. Through a period of almost half a cen tury at the throttle, he has never been discharged, and has never had a serious wreck. He took his first engine, a wood burner, in 1852, and nas handled loco motives ever since with the exception of a short time spent as engineer on a river steamer during the war. For the past thirty-one years he has been a trusted employe of the Rock Island and for eighteen years has had the run he now holds, between Leavenworth ard Cameron Junction. "Uncle Billy" enjoys the distinction of having run the first train into Oska loosa, Bella and Monroe, Ia and held the throttle on the second engine to en ter Des Moines, la. From lStiS to 1S69 he had a run on the Union Pacific be tween Junction City and Ellsworth, Kan., and in 1875 was master mechanic for the narrow gauge between Kansas City and Independence. During this year he entered the employ of the Rock Island. The old engineer has always been a very active member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Ensineers and has or ganized several divisions of that order including 412, the Leavenworth division. He is prominent in lodge circles, being an active member of the Masons and Odd bellows. Although 72 years of age, "Uncle Bil ly" Brownhill is as spry and active about his engine as a boy almost, and is con sidered one of the most faithful and reliable employes of the road. His hear ing and vision are perfect and he ex pects to hold the throttle a good many years yet. Brownhill is one of the few engineers who has been able to keep a seat on the right side of the cab dur ing the transition from the clumsy, oil wood-burning locomotives to the pres ent monsters with their complicated machinery and great speed. MR. HINMAN'S PREDICTION. Orient Engineer Says Road Will Be Completed in 3 Years. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 4. "The Kan sas City, Mexico & Orient railroad will be complete from Kansas City to the Gulf of California at Topolobampo, Mexico, within three years," said J. A. Hinman, a civil engineer who has been making surveys for the company and who was in this city for a few days last week. "I have just completed the survey of 175 miles of road between Lrnaia and Cieneguita," he continued, "and con struction work there is going on steadily. "There is a steady increase in the in vestment of American money in Mexi co and American people settling there are rapidly modernizing the whole social system. The peons are poor workers at railroad construction, undersized and badly fed. Meat is very dear and the men live on corn and beans. Even that food is expensive, and the careless way in which tl e children of the poor er allowed to live gives them no chance to reach healthy manhood. These peons also are incurably dishonest. They steal every little thing they can lay their hands on. But I want to get back as soon as I can," Mr. Hinman conclud ed, "as I find the cold weather uncom fortable after three years in Mexico." ALL OF THE WAY BY TROLLEY. Chicago and Milwaukee Now Joined by Electric Road. Chicago, Dec. 4. Chicago now is con nected with Milwaukee by electric roads. The link that joins the two cities was opened for traffic on Saturday, with ceremonies at Kenosha, in which offi cers of all towns and villages between Evanston and Racine took part. Elec tric cars have run from Chicago to Waukegan for several years and from Milwaukee to Kenosha. The gap be tween Waukegan and Kenosha has been closed by the Chicago and Milwaukee electric railroad, making possible a hundred -mile trip on electric cars. A. C. Frost, president of the road, had charge of the excursion and festivities, marking the opening of the new line. Nearly 300 guests were entertained. A special train left Evanston at 11:15 a. m.. with most of the party aboard, but in every village some guest was picked up, and at iwaukegan the special met a train on the Northwestern road with a party that could not get away in time to join the winter picnic party at Evanston. The new track is well ballasted and there being few crossings the special made fast time. President Frost, who held the watch, said the train was do ing between fifty and sixty miles an hour. DEALERS REMAND REFORMS. Proilnee Men Say Railroads Are Las in Handling Freight. Kansas City. Mo.. Dec. 4. The pro duce dealers of Kansas City decided at a meeting of the Produce Dealers' club, which was held on Saturday night, to obtain better facilities for handling their products by the rail roads. The dealers complain that, at present, no system exists in the freight yards for delivering goods to wagons. A wagon can be driven into the yards. ioaaea with ireignt, ana driven away again, without any check by the rail road companies. In Chicago, Mil waukee and other large cities drivers must produce their tickets before en tering the freight yards and, after each wagon is loaded from a car. it is driven to the scales and weighed out. This keeps an exact record of the freight delivered from each car and prevents unauthorized and dishonest drivers from taking away freight that of th household, for without no hooineg can bocomrvletft. Mau thoughts and aspirations cf the mother bendinET over the cradle. The ordeal thrraisS expectant mother must pass, how- r i , ft - . iuu or canger ana sunenng thai t 1 f III"! V cdi dB I cannot be recovered. It is alleged by the dealers that a whole wagon load of freight has occasionally been stolen from Kansas City yards through the present want of system in managing the yards. BRAKEJLYN'S EAR SEVERED. E. R. Grove Attacked by a Conplc of Tramps at Elving. WMchita, Dec. 4. E. R. Grove, a brakeman on the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, local freight from Herington -to Caldwell, met with an accident at Elving, a small station north of Vrhite water, early Saturday morning, which resulted in completely severing his right ear from his head. He is now in the hospital here in an exceedingly serious condition. His run was on local freight number. 77, southbound out of Herington, and which passes through this city during the night. He was head brakeman ami was engaged in setting out a coal car at Elving. The conductor arta the oth ed brakeman were back near the rear of the train, and notticed the lantern which Giove carried far i-om the top of the cai. This attracted their atten tion, and as Grove made no signal, they hurried to the scene and found him lying at the side of the car in an un conscious condition, -with a great gash on the side of his head. From'the facts gathered, from Grove's statement to the nurses attending him after his arrival at the Wichita hospital, he was attacked by a couple of "bums" whom he had put off the train several stations back, and after sneaking a ride to Elving, were desirous of getting even with him for ditching them. O'xive said that he was on the car back of the coal car and was waiting to give the engineer a signal, when he noticed two men going along at the side of the train. He spoke to them, thinking that they were a part of the crew. Just then something struck him on the side of the head, an that was the last he knew. He was found lying at the side of the train wi his head badly smashed and lying over a rail. It is thought that the blow from the missile thrown by the tramps knoclted him unconscious, and that his ear was cut off by falling on the rail. The train was brought on into this city, and Mr. Grove taken to the Wich ita hospital. The train was held ov r until a relief brakeman arrivct from Herington to take his place. FREIGHT CAR DOES TRICKS. Truck Leaves Track, Tears Up Switches and Jumps Back Again. Laramie, Wyo Dec. 4. One of the most peculiar and at the same time lucky accidents in local railroad his tory occurred the other night in the west end of the yards. Conductor Stewart had his train on track No. 7. He backed out over the switches in the west end of the yards and took the main line for the east. It was found after he had gone that one or two pairs of trucks had been off the track and had torn the "liver lights out of a couple of switches," to use the polite expression of the yardmaster. For a few hours no one knew what happened, or, rather, how it happened. The night foreman was called up by ' Trainmaster Letts and he could throw no light on the ac cident. The day men saw the broken switches, but could not tell what had broken them. The trainmaster was in a sort of a sweat when a report came in from Conductor Stewart at Forelle that he had discovered a loose wheel on one of his cars. The loose wheel had left the rail, taking the truck with it, and, after tearing up two t witches, had mounted the rails asain and the car had been taken to the first station east. AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVES Have Not Met With Much Success in England. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 4. J. E. Touch, an English civil engineer, and a member of A. E. Stilvvell's party which is going to inspect the Orient lines, said the other day that the Ameri can mercantile invasion of England was increasing every year with one exception and that was in locomotives. "I am curious about that," he said, "because my business brings me to this country occasionally and I have no ticed your ready adaptability to the ne cessities of foreign trade. If your lo comotive makers are only looking for a foreign market to dispose cf surplus stock I can understand it, but if they want permanent business abroad I can not. American engines were tried on English and Australian roads and failed not from any intrinsic defect, but be cause they were not adapted to the lo cal necessities. Instead of altering the type, as American manufacturers would have done with any other product, Bald win and other builders got involved in long, technical disputations and lost the trade of England, India and New Zea land." WORK ON M. O. G. PROGRESSING. Line Between Pittsburg and Denlson to Be Ready in 18 Months. Kansas City, Mo., Dec, 4. "We shall probably be operating trains the full length of our line as now proposed from Pittsburg, Kan., to Denlson, Tex., with in eighteen months at the shortest pos sible time," sap W. P. Dewar, vice president of the Missouri, Oklahoma At Gulf Railroad company, who was at the Hotel Kupper yesterday. "Our work in progressing favorably. Of course right now it is difficult to make great head way upon the construction. We al ready are operating seventy-five miles of the line between Wagoner and Dus tin, both in Indian Territory. "Concerning our line from Henrvetta I. T., to Shawnee, O. T., I will say that we plan by the first day of the year, 1907, to be running trains into Shawnee. This will be a particularly valuable branch to us. In the spring we plan to put large forces of men to work on this branch. As yet the line has not been surveyed. However, Weleetka probablv will be the leading town on thar part of the line. Our engineers are now working southward toward Red river. "We likely wili build a spur track a distance of five mileE from our maiu lUae tatQ JopUa,'