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NIGHT. ter attention than formerly, and It is now the exception to find cars un equipped with this Important safety device. Still steps, ladders, and roof hand holds, when defective, introduce a great element of danger, and these appliances should be covered by the statute. "The great progress in the use of air brakes has been accompanied by marked deterioration In the condition of hand brakes, the uses of which In times of emergency are mentioned. There is still room for improvement in the maintenance of the retaining valves of air brakes." iiiilLilUiilJ NLW'Ui Work on the Helen Cut-ofF Uronght to a Sudden Stop. " Men's n i n n ' to V-jj Suits Santa Fe Central Enjoins Santa Fe From Crossing Its Tracks. $7.53 CASE OF TIT FOR TAT. THERE WILL BE SO TROUBLE. DAILY I Leu s ' v Over I " . I gar--'' .-: m rfV i ; v:y, H Coats . . ; - v Three Years Ago Santa Fe Did Same Thing to Central. (Jossip and Matters of Interest in Kailroad Circles. Albuquerque, N. M., Dec. 13. Using the same tactics adopted by the Atchi son, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway com pany three years ago, when the Santa Fe Central desired to cross the tracks of the Santa Fe at Kennedy, the Santa Fe Central has enjoined the New Mexi co Eastern railway from crossing its tracks at Willard. The New Mexico Eastern railway is the name of the sub sidiary company of the Atchison, To peka & Santa Fe which is constructing the famous Belen cut off, and the work on this most important undertaking is now practically at a standstill and will jemain so until the injunction is dis solved or some agreement reached by the officers of the opposing companies. A surveyor working on the cut off, who was in town yesterday, said that the work of construction east of Willard has bwn stoppeu and that the legal ob struction placed in the way of the San ta Fe bv the Santa Fe Central is the CfUe Manv laborers are coming in from Belen and all report that the work on the cut off is almost at stagnation point. , . In compelling the New Mexico East ern to either viaduct or tunnel under its road at Willard .the Santa Fe Central is paying back the Santa Fe in its own coin. Three years ago the Santa Fe Central was compelled to do the very same thing to cross the Santa Fe tracks at Kennedy and ever since that time there has been a strained- feeling be tween the management of both roads and the fight at -Willard, where the cut oft is to cross the Central, was not un looked foi. It is hard to tell just what the effect of this injunction will have on the com pletion of the cut-off but it will undoubt edly delav it long after July next.when it was thought that it would be finished. If the Santa Fe starts to fight the in junction in court the delay may be a long one. If the company submits to the demands of the Santa Fe Central, which are upheld by the injunction, and de cides to tunnel under or viaduct the tracks at Willard. the grade of the cut off. at this point will have to be changed considerably and tnis win necfssiiaie i great amount of extra work and accord ingly delav the completion of the cut off. So it will probably be long after the first of July next when the Santa Fe will be able to lop off nine hours in the running time to California which will be made possible by the cut off. SAFETY APPLIANCES. Their Vse Is More General With (.ratifying Kesults. -Washington. Dec. 15. Concerning safety appliances and accidents the an nual "report of the interstate commerce commissioners, which was presented to congress yesterday, states that "within the past year decided improvement has taken place in the condition of safety appliances on all roads subject to the provisions of the statute, and at no time since the safety appliance law be came effective have the results of its operation been so satisfactory as at present. This gratifying condition is in great measure due to the action of the courts in clearly defining the statute leaving no room for doubt concerning its proper interpretation and applica tion. As a result, the practice with re gard to safety appliances is now sub stantially uniform throughout the country. Another important factor in the betterment of conditions is the abrogation of local agreements at many prominent interchange points, whereby carriers, with the idea of facilitating the movement of traffic, received and delivered cars in defec tive condition. The action resulted from conferences held with railroad officials at the instance of the commis sion. The rule now coming into gen eral observance is that cars will neith er be received from nor delivered to connecting roads when safety appli ances do not in all respects meet the requirements of the law. This im proved condition is reflected in the commission's accident statistics. "There is a noticeable tendency to ward uniformity in couplers and un coupling attachments and an increase in their strength, decreasing the num ber of defects. "Grab irons are receiving much bet- RED It's the Red Blood Corpuscles That Proper Food Makes. A Tiffin, O., woman says Grape-Nuts food gave her good red blood and re stored the roses of louth to a complex ion that had bei muddy arid blotchy. She says: "For 10 years I had stomach trouble which produced a breaking out on my face. The doctors gave it a long Latin name, but their medicines failed to cure it. Along with this I had fre ouent headaches, nervousness and al ways pain in my stomach after meals. "I got disgusted with the drugs, stopped them and coffee off short, and quit eating everything but fruit and Grnpe-Xuts. with Postum Food Coffee for my table beverage. The headaches, stomach trouble, and nervous weak ness disappeared almost like magic, vMeh showed that when the crrfuse was removed and good food and ditnk used nature was ready to help. My blood was purified and my complexion be came like a young girl's, while my weight was increased from 90 to 120 pounds in a few months good, solid, firm flesh, where it used to be soft and flabby. "T recommended Grape-Nuts and Postum to my friend. Maud W , who was afflicted as I had been. She followed my advice and in a short time was restored to complete health and in about 8 months her weight increased from 100 to 143 pounds. "Our doctor observing the effect of Grape-Nuts and Postum in our cases declared, the other day, that he would hereafter prescribe these food products for gastritis." Name given bv Postum Co.. Battle Creek, Mich. There's a reason. Read the little took, "The Road to WeUville," in pkgs. Locomotive Engineers and Missouri Pacific Adjusts Differences. Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 15. The probability of trouble arising between the locomotive engineers and the man agement of the Missouri Pacific-Iron Mountain system, has passed for the time. The engineers were under the impression two weeks ago that there would be trouble, but local repre sentatives of the brotherhood have re turned from St. Louis after an almost continuous session since August, dur ing which time many conferences have been held with the officials of the road, and these representatives are well pleased with their work. It was feared that the interpretation put on the "general notices" would not cover the contentions of the brotherhood and that trouble would arise therefrom. Then the matter of terminal work, the terminal delays on short runs was a matter which split the brotherhood and the management. The engineers contended that if a train was taken out of Little Rock to say, Benton, and return, the men were en titled to two terminals, while the man agement declared that they were en titled to only one. The management has agreed to the contention of the en gineers in this particular, and they are satisfied with the contract. SANTA FE TO DIG BIG DITCH. Will Prevent Floods in Terminal Yards at Argentine. Engineers of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway company are making surveys for a large drainage ditch which will be excavated along the south side of the Santa Fe railroad tracks from Turner, Kan., to Argentine, a distance of three miles, and across the yards of the company in Argentine to connect with a ditch already dug leading from the north side of the tracks to the Kaw river. The purpose of the proposed excava tion is to prevent the water.which comes down from the hills at Turner in case of storms, from overflowing the Santa Fe new terminal yards. It will also serve to carry away a great quantity of water which has heretofore flowed into Argentine from the hills, flooding low places in that city. Between Turner and Argentine the ditch will be twenty-five feet wide and crossing the yards its width will be thirty-three feet. It will be nearly ten feet deep. The cost of the improvement is estimated at $35,000. DOWIE AND HIS DEACONS. They Are to lieceive Clergymen's Half Hates i:i l uture. Chicago, Dec. 15. Eastern lines have placed Dowie and his deacons on the clergymen's half rate list. This action was taken at the monthly meet ing of the general passenger associa tion, which was held here recently. Discretion was given Commissioner Donald in issuing the certificates, but it is understood that the Dowie men will be dealt with liberally. This question was up before the western roads about a year ago. and it then developed that a number of the deacons in the Christian Catholic Church of Zion were heads of depart ments in the various Industrial enter prises at Zion City. This fact of itself, under the rules of the Western Pas senger association, barred them from half rate privileges. It was therefore decided that half fare permits would be issued to such deacons only as de voted their entire time and attention to strictly religious work. CAR SHORTAGE IN TERRITORY. Oklahoma Millers Say It Chiefly Af fects Grain. Oklahoma City. Ok.. Dec. 15. Forty members of the Oklahoma Millers' as sociation held a conference at the Lee hotel in this city yesterday and discussed the car shortage which is still affecting the transportation of grain more than any other class of goods. The dealers are not making any large contracts be cause they have no assurance that' the orders for cars will be filled. The car famine has been somewhat abated, but it still exists to an Injurious extent. Freight rates and the grading of wheat were discussed also. Some or the millers allege that there is a discrimination in freight rates now. They took no definite action. All report the wheat crop through Oklahoma in excellent condi tion. LAND AGENTS' PASSES. Agreement to Restrict Them Reached by Passenger Associations. Chicago. Dec. 15. Western rail roads have decided practically to handle the free transportation granted to the land and immigration agents in a different method than now prevails. On January 1. if the present plans are carried out the Western Passenger as sociation, the Transcontinental asso ciation, and the Southwestern associa tion will establish land immigration bureaus, which will handle all such transportation much in the manner that clergyme's transportation is handled now. After that date no land or immigra tion agent will secure transportation unless the bureau concerned issues a certificate to him. This certificate will confine his transportation to the ter ritory in which he is working. It is stated that many pass abuses have grown up in connection with these de partments. FINANCING TONOPAH LINE. It Is to Run From Ludlow Into Bull frog District. San Bernardino. Cal.. Dec. 15. The Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad company has filed a trust deed here which con stitutes a first mortgage to the Mechanics' Trust company and the Indian and Gen eral Investment Trust, limited, of Lon don, England, to secure the investors in the road's bonds in the sum of $2,430,000. The document states that the railroad commences at Ludlow, Cal., on the San ta Fe road and continues northerly across Inyo county, California, to Bull frog, Nevada. The main line from Lud low, Cal., to Bullfrog is to be 158 miles long and a branch line 74 miles toDeath Valley. ENGINEERS TO GIVE BALL. Those of Division 348 Plan Fine Affair at Horton for Dec. 20. Members of Division No. 3 46 of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the headquarters of which organiza tion is Horton, Kan., will entertain their many friends with a. hall on the evening of Wednesday, December 2 0. This will be the third affair of the kind coats "V, x :v s- i: ' - r J ' ' SI. 00 i - J; a ' " ?fi week j ' , t 'ft r I ! f 3 ; ' ' - - 1 ' A ..(-''"- o v- - "W v "x Boys' Two and Three-Piece Suits $1.98 to $7.50 50c a week if? which has been given by the members of this order, and if the two preceding ones are to be taken as criterions, the ball on Wednesday evening next will be as enjoyable a one as has been held in Kansas. Dan Hill, AVilliam Kirk and Sam L. Jenkins comprise the com mittee of arrangements and they have spared no' expense to make the ball the great success it promises to be. PHILIPPINE KAILWAYS. Bids Opened at War Department for Concessionary Grants for Them. Washington, Dec. 15. -Bids were opened at the insular bureau of the war department today for concession ary grants to be made by the Philip pine government for the construction, maintenance and operation of railroads in the Philippine islands, as provided by act of congress. It is estimated that the railway lines which are to be constructed in the Philippines will have an aggregate mileage of about 1,333 miles. Lines are to be constructed on the islands of Luzon, Panay, IsTegros, Cebu, Leyte and Samar. The railroad lines to be constructed are to be post routes and military roads subject to the use of the Philip pine government and the United States for postal, military, naval and other governmental service and subject to reasonable regulations as the Philip pine government, with the approval of the secretary of war, may impose, re stricting the charges for such govern ment transportation. The act of congress provides how the gross earnings of the roads shall be applied. SANTA FE CENTRAL RFSIORS. Reports Current That the Road Is About to Be Sold. Albuquerque, N. M., Dec. 15. Rumors as to the sale of the Santa Fe Central railway continue to float around, but nothing official has -been announced ex cept denials. One report is to the effect that the sale had been made to the Den ver & Rio Grande railway, and another report has it fiat the Rock Island has bought the Santa Fe Central and has also arranged to take over the Denver & Rio Grande up to Alamosa, Colorado, and would make a broad gauge line to that place. When told of these rumors Treasurer Frank Diebert and General Manager Grimshaw laughed at them and said that so far as they knew there was noth ing in them. MISSOURI ROAD ENJOINED. K. C C. & S. Prohibited From Tear ing Up a Branch Line. Pleasant Hill, Mo., Dec. 15. Judge Bradley of the Seventeenth judicial district has issued a temporary injunc tion restraining the Kansas City. Clin ton & Springfield Railway company from tearing up the Pleasant Hill-Ray-more branch of the road, which ex tends from this city to Raymore junc tion, nine miles distant, and which was abandoned some years ago. The ac tion was taken by the property holders along the line. Sheriff Smart of Cass county got service yesterday on offi cials of the road. The injunction hear- i ; fertile BaBy s r i i Does your baby sleep well? A baby should not fret and be rest less at night, but on the contrary, after hi3 evening meal, if his food is right, he should go to sleep and sleep sweetly and peacefully until early morning-. Use Mellin's Food and your baby will sleep well, and grow stron and good natured day by day. Sad for a free sample for your baby. Tae CWX.Y Infant Ff receiving thm G&AHO tRUX. at St. Lai, 1964. GoiA Mesial, Higkest Award. Portland, Ore. 1905. MELLIN'8 FOOD CO., BOSTON, MA53, K2l $1.75 1 r7rx lj Vltlif1 K . m SL0 fn IllV r is ti 'm ' Jill s a I p?) V , i Q C7 c,i IT j 1 li i I lM v week 57.59 Ijjjl L. jj i t' ! y - j' 50c a week w i w ere You Caa Buy MAvk v ' H 4 Before Christmas fir UTO) rh. J t And Pay After. v'LJUUb j ' ump,,,,,,,.., ,MV 1.18-3 I " I THE WISDOM OF HONEST Clothing of Style and Quality-lesreredft come to this store where honest credit prevails where oii don't have to pay a penny more for a garment than you would have to pay at a cash store. Always bear in mind that we are the largest Credit Clothiers in the west that we are able to sell on credit at cash store prices because we are manufacturers and own EIGHTEEN STORES. Ladies' Skirts, Hats and Furs--r0 ionable garments at low price our new stock offers great opportunities. COIIE SEE FOE YOURSELF Ind. Plione ing will be held at the January term of the court. PAY FARE Oil WALK IX EAST. All Railways in Trunk lane Associa tion to Abolish Passes. New York, Dec. 15.- Statements are being made on good authority that all the Trunk Line association railways have agreed to abolish all forms of free transportation after January 1. This step is the natural sequence of the announcements made by the Penn sylvania and the New York Central and the Reading systems that they will no longer distribute passes. It is expected that the western roads will follow suit. Of all the roads entering the city it is generally understood that the Central, the Erie and the Ontario and Western have been the most lavish distributors of free transportation. In addition to the roads mentioned, the abolition of the pass system will be indorsed by the Lackawanna, Lehigh Valley. Baltimore & Ohio, Jersey Cen tral, West Shore, Delaware & Hudson and other controlled and affiliated lines. The Pennsylvania directors in Phila delphia today adopted resolutions in dorsing President Cassatt's anti-pass order and confining free transportation to officers and employes of the road. J. J. HILL, GUEST OF HONOR. St. Paul Business Men Entertain Wiz ard of Northwest. St. Paul, Dec. 13. Three hundred of St. Paul's business and professional men beside a number of visitors from other states sat down to a banquet at the Ryan hotel last night in honor of James J. Hill, president of the Great Northern, in recognition of his efforts in behalf of the Northwestern. For every place occupied $12.50 was paid. The banquet was given under the au spices of the St. Paul Commercial club and was the most elaborate and artis tic affair ever produced in the north west, judged from the standpoint of floral decorations alone. FEWER POSTOFFICES. Rural Free Delivery Causes Consider able Reduction in Number. Washington, Dec. 15. The annual re port of Fourth Assistant Postmaster General P. V. Graw says there has been a decrease of 757 in the number of new postmasters commissioned as compared i with the previous year. The actual number of postoffiees in the United j States at the close of the fiscal yearvvas: j First class, 275; second class, 1,258; third class, 4,120; fourth class, 62,478. j Total 68,131. This was a reduction in the total num ber of offices, resulting mainly from the discontinuance of 3,4i2 fourth class postoffices during the year by reason of the establishment of rural free Tswltvery. The aggregate compensation of the post masters thus displaced amounted to $198,994. City free delivery has been ex tended during the year to forty-four now postoffices as against 60 new free deliv ery offices established in 1904. The gross receipts of free delivery offices during the year had increased S'per cent and the cost only 2 per cent. The fourth assistant postmaster gen eral renews the recommendation made to the last congress that a rate of 3 cents per pound or any fractional part thereof be fixed on packages not ex ceeding five pounds mailed at the dis tributing postoffice of any rural free delivery route for delivery to a patron on said route. This rate should apply only to packages deposited in the local postoffice for delivery to boxes or patrons on routes emanating from that office, and not to mail transmitted from one office to Another. Lost Coat and $500. Kansas City, Dec. 15. Lieutenant Daniel Gilbert of company K, Eigh teenth infantry TJ. S. A., who is sta tioned at Fort Leavenworth, reported to the police that while eating In a rest aurant his overcoat containing $500 in gold, was stolen. Engine Runs Into Stove Factory. Evansville, Ind., Dec. 15. A switch engine of the Illinois Central left the track In the yards here and crashed in to a four story buiiding occupied by the Indiana Stove company, killing the en gineer and fireman. 791. 113 East Eighth Street. C. H. MORRISON Sells W atches, Cloclls Jewelry MONTGOMERY WARD a Go's PRICES Over 20 Per Cent '. " l u, ..... r , - LALHBii- WATCHES A ladies' Elgin or Waltham watch in a case warranted to wear a lifetime ; $14.88 A ladies' full jeweled Waltham watch, small size, in a 20-year gold filled case $12.00 A Ladies' Elgin or Waltham watch, in a 20-year gold filled case, $ 9.73 A Ladies' 2 0-year, gold-filled case, 7-jewel American works. .$ 5.75 A Ladies' Sterling Silver Chatelaine Watch and Pin .$ 3.75 Parker Fountain Pens, off. Rogers' triple plate Knives andForks, any brand, per dozen... $ 3.38 Rogers" Al Teaspoons, dozen $ 1.00 Rogers' Al Tablespoons, dozen $ 2.00 Sterling Teaspoons, dozen $ 3.75 Gold filled Spectacles with a good reading lens, from $1.00 up. I sell all other goods at correspondingly low prices. 10S East Sixth St Morrisons WHOLESALE k v Dag account- International Lrive Stocll Exposition TicKets on sale Dec. 16 to 19, inclusive. Limited for return December 24th. See ROCK ISLAND AGENTS. A. M. FXJIXEB, C. P. A., Topeka, Kansas. Try the Journal Quick Saved to Customers I carry one of the largest and best selected jewelry stocks in the city. I buy direct from the factories in the East. I am the only jeweler in Topeka recog nized by the factories as a job ber and entitled to factory prices. CENTS' WATCHES A gents' 17 jewel Wal tham watch in an open face, gold filled case warranted a lifetime ... $17.49 Same watch, 20-year case, hunting $12.00 Same watch, 20-year case, open face $10.00 Same case Elgin or Wal- tham, 7 jewel $ 7.70 20-year gold filled open face case, 11 jewel spe cial $ 6.98 The "Topeka," the best gents' or boys' watch made for the price.... $ 1.50 A stem wind watch, a good timepiece 98c Topeka, Kansas AND RETAIL via 1H5 (HI Urte dB&tJ Want Columns for Returns. Ladies' Short Coats $1.98 to $7.50 50c a week Mm m isui mm a sit i li u i WflOfl fiP fiOP- 73 I ri Eefore the lateral 623 reaches joa. Tele. 530 I Pure VJater I X FhllUps famous Mineral X T Water, delivered at your fioor pure and healthful. A'ao la T caaes, carbonated. J Prof. J. W. Phillips, Proprietor. 612 WEST EIGHTH ST. Bell Phone 3003 Black. Evening Classes Y. M.G A. Book-keeping, Commercial Arith metic, Penmanship, Business Eng lish, Business Spelling. All Com mon School Studies, and Instru mental Music Five Teachers. CLASSES K'OW IX SRSSIOV. N.W. HT7IX Carpenter and Builder. Job V.ork tone sickly and Xsstly Shop, 124 West Eighth Street. Jnd. Phone 1004. iaGzijnsKil : f J I I I i j ; ; - Ii. II. PE1H7SLL, Undertaker and Embalraer, 611 Qnincy Street. GEO. K. HAT, Assistant. Open Ta Kcs. 520 Monroe St. Ind. pbone 775. BJO'i Right. Both cbsaM iX J