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Howe lias a Terrible Time of It
on Shipboard.
What the Doctors Say About Te
ruliar Malady.
Siberia Carries 12 Locomotives
to Japan.
The Prettiest Sights in
Beautiful World.
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-
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
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
there s a reason. K.ad the
hok. "The Road to Wellviil
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
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.
Manner" in Which the Bis: Com-
pany Does Business.
Keeps the Independent Concerns
Guessing Sight and Bay.
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
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
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
Judge Holt's Residence Robbed.
Kansas City, Kan.. Dec. 4. When
Judge William Holt, of the Wyandotte
Cluoeco Ktirank
Quarter Sizes, with tie loop
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.
! 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.
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.
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
The Salina Editor to Testify in a Postal
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
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.
Different Ideas on Effect of Kate
Legislation on Employes.
Some Think That It Will Mean
a Reduction in Wages.
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.
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
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
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. Biddle, third vice president of the
Rock Island, as follows:
"We believed that the proposed ad
vance In coal rates is justified. We
have no desire to act hastily and are
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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
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.
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
"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."
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
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
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-
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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.
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
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.
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.
Have Not Met With Much Success in
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
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,'

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