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'HE TOPSSA DAILY STATE, JOUMAL-SATUEDAY NIGHT.
3 fiVER A GRAZY GIRL Lively Battle Between Officers and an Eccentric Fattier. Ilevolver and Shotgun Figured in a i5 u rm in? Fight. THE UK AYE OFFICIALS Crouched Behind Daughter While Shots histled Around. Story of a "Spirited Engage ment." Near ludependanee. Independence, Kan.. Jan. 27. Sheriff Pruitt, accompanied by Under Sheriff C. li. Paxson and Officer Walters, went to the home of John Fetzer, near Sycamore, this afternoon to bring his daughter Alary, who has been adjudged insane and f,.r whose admittance to the asylum an order has been received. A desperate Kht ensued. The whole family is con kh r.-l i;c:entrie and Fetzei, it was be lieved by the officers-, would shoot on siyht. The women of the neighborhood hud become badiy frightened by the crazy girl. The officers reached the house by a back way and succeeded in gcitirg in without attracting the nl ter.iicn ot Fetzer, who was upstairs. One of the ftirls called to her father. He shouted down orders to the officers to la-.e. Pruitt and 1'iixson drew their revol vers, thieve open the door to the stairway end started up. It was a winding stair way and they had gone only a few st?ps when a double-barreled shotgun was pocked into the face of the sheriff and tie was o; dered to throw up iris hands. He attempted to argue and in loply the old man cocked his gun and taised to shoot. Pruitt tired ami the ball Iron! a 45-ealiber pistol struck Fetzer in the left wrist and knocked the gun om his hands. The officers sprung back and slammed the door shut. Then the two men seized one of the girls and ran. Fetzei- stepped out upon the portico and called to them to hall. They continued running- and he emptied a barrel at them. The men kicked the woman's feet from under her and they all went down in a heap, slightly pro tected by a knoll. Then they used the daughter as a protection while Fetzer took several shots, but lie misjudged and overshot. In the meantime the second danghtei had become frenzied while watching the struggle between her sister and raptor and ran at them and tried t ' i si-rati h them. The officers succeeded in getting ay with both of the women, who wei e brought to this city and placed in jail. Both will he sent to an asylum. Fetzer asserted that he was shot in the breast and was bleeding to death. A doctor will lie sent to the scene if one hardy nouah .-an be found. Fetzer became imbued with the idea several years ago that he was Cod's commander and, it is alleged, warded to marry one of his daug hters. Till: KOKTXKiHTLY CM B. The in oil Ladies' Organization of Hoxie Prospering:. . ilexie, Kan.. Jan. 27. The Fort nightly club of Hoxie. organized in 1 'co l , is one of the progressive ladies' clubs of irorthwest Kansas. Its otheers ere: President, Mrs. V. K. Montgom ery: vice president, Mrs. S. C Higgins: F'-cretary and treasurer, Miss Hazel Smith. lire club was federated in 1902. Its colors are green and yellow. of its members. Mrs. J. H. Chambers filled the office of president of the Sixth district women's club in 1905. She is a member of the law firm of 'ha rubers & Chambers of Hoxie. and she puts in an average of eight hours every working day in wor k pertaining to law. Her husband. M. A. Cham bers, who is also senior member of the firm, has: often been brought forward by his ardent friends for congress, and as often has declined entering the race. The members of the Fortnightly club are as follows: Mrs. R.egina Chsmhers, Mrs. Minna Cumpston, Mrs. Mary t'rutri, Mrs. Clarabeii Lupton. Mrs. Rosalia Pecker, Mrs. Lina Hig gins, Mrs. Alberta Keeler, Mrs. Erne Montgomery, Mrs. Mae McKinney. Mrs. Lillie Mueller, Mrs. Mary Mclvor, Mrs. Mattie McOallum. Miss Bertha Peterson. Miss Hazel Smith and Mrs. I. i:.-y "Wilson. The motto of the Fortnightly club for the year, which commenced in October last, and ends in May, this year, is: "A talent for any art is rare. It is given to nearly everyone to culti vate a taste for art, only it must be "I It is of but little use to trv to doctor th kidneys themselves. Such treatment is wrong. For the kidneys are not usual ly to blame for their weaknesses Br ir regularities. They have no power no self-control. They are operated and ac tuated by a- tiny shred of a nerve winch is largely responsible fur their condition. If the kidney nerve is strong and healthy the kidneys are strong and healthy. If the kidney nerve goes wrong, you "know it by the inevitable result kidney trou ble. This tender nerve is only one of a great fystern of nerves. This system controls not only the kidneys, but the heart, and the liver, and the stomach. For simplic ity's sake Dr. Slioop has called this great nerve system the "Inside Nerves." They ere not the nerves of feeling not the nerves that enable you to walk, to talk to act, tj think. They are the master nerves and every vital organ is their slave. The common name for these nerves is the "sympathetic nerves" because each set is in such close sympathy with the others. that weakness anywhere usually results m weakness every wdiere The one remedy which alms to treat not the kidneys themselves, hut the rorves which are to blame, is known by physi cians snd druggists everywhere" as 1 tr Fhoop's Hestorative (Tablets or liquid' This remedy is not a symptom remedy it. is strictly a cause remedy. While it usually brings speedy relief, its effects ore niso lRSlbm " If you would like to read an interesting book on inside nerve disease, write j)V Snoop. With the book he will also" semi toe "Health Token" an intended pass port to good health. Both the book n'ml the "Health Token" are free. 1 For the free book Book 1 on Dvnon:a find the "Health T- Book 2 on the Heart ken" you must ad- Book 3 on the " c'-ess br. Snoop, hox Kidneys C:X, Racine. Wis., Book 4 for Women :.ate which hook you Kook 5 for Men want. Book 6 on Rheuma tism. Dr. Snoop's Restorative tablets give f til three weeks treatment. Kach form liquid or tablet have equal merit. Druggists' every v.-uere. i. Gil o op's J if kUUllu j O cultivated with earnestness. The more things thou learnest to enjoy, the more complete and full will be for thee the delight of living." The study subject of the club - for the year is the Bay View reading course on France and Austria, and books on art. In place of one of the regular meet ings of the club recently, a public ex hibition of the Kansas Traveling Art gallery was given for three evenings. The object of the exhibit was two-fold, to create a fund for the establishment of a public library, and to give the club members and the public a chance to see the works of the great masters of painting. Five prizes were offered, two to the Hoxie schools for selling tickets to the exhibit, ami three to the country schools for the greatest representation at the exhibit, arid work in map' draw ing and penmanship. The exhibit was a success in every particuhir. The hail was well filled each day, and much interest in art was awakened. One of tiie most pleasant surprises was the number of pupils from the country schools and the pleasure they seemed to derive from the exhibit. M01!UVM) S BOOM. Fmoii Pacific Town Shows Great Growth the Past Year. Morland, Kan.. Jan. 27. One of the prosperity items of Morland is the fact that no less than half a hundred quar ter sections of land tributary to the town and heretofore held under contract from Close Bros, and the Union Pacific Land company have been closed out during the year IStOo and the owners have re ceived their deeds. Another prosperity item is the open ing of the Morland flouring mill with a capacity of 100 barrels daily. Other big prosperity items are the completion of about ten new residences and five or six new business houses be sides upwards of twenty new farm houses, not to say anything of the num ber of new barns. In the residence line, the new modern resident e of G. W. Stober, the member of the legislature from Graham county, at a or st of about $5,000 is in the list. Mr. Stober is one of the pioneers of Graham county and has been at ail times one of the pushing and most prosperous merchants of Morland. To show how prosperous the farmers have been who have helped build up Morland. one of them is Bert Fink, who came from Missouri seven years ago. He was "staked" for the first payment on a half section of Graham county land. Since then good crops have been his province until he has S00 acres of plow land and is a successful raiser of wheat and corn. The products from 500 acres for the year 1905 was over $10,000. He is practically out of debt with a good home, some stock and a happy family. The people of Morland regret to lose G. C. Weyer. another one of the pros perous farmers of Graham county. He came here about four years ago with $4,0(j0. He sold his farm of 610 acres for $i:j,000. F. T. Naylor says he made no mis take in locating in Morland and opening a real estate office. He is the Union Pacific immigration agent for the states of Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska. A cheap railroad rate is given to home seekers twice a month, the tickets reading from any point in Kansas on the Union Pacific and con necting lines. He is doing a big land business. Many people in Graham coun ty are free to express themselves that the garden belt of the county is tribu tary to Morland and say it Is unsur passed for agricultural pursuits in this section of the state. Among the new Improvements of Morland is the furniture house of Cain & Son. which is a credit to a city of much larger pretentions than this place. Then there is the drug store -of Calvin & Co., the first the place has had for many years. Both of these new enter prises are the result of good crops and rapid growth of both town and country. The Morland Mercantile company, with H. W. Cunningham and Harve Ellis, owners and managers, is one of the businest places of the place. They are enterprising young business men and merit the big trade the yhave built up The firm is dealers in most every thing, including the J. I. Case threshing machines. It is said there is about 30 per cent of last year's crop of wheat yet in the hands of the farmers. Of the crop it is estimated about 246,000 bushels of wheat have been marketed at Morland, 55,000 bushels of corn and 15,000 bushels of barley. Besides, about 125 car loads of cattle and hops were shipped from this station. The acreage of wheat is claimed to about double that of last year. This is, according to the claim made bv the Morland people, and no one in Graham county seems to want to dispute it, that the country tributary to this place has few equals, if any, in richness in agriculture and stock rais ing on the Salina & Oakley branch of the Union Pacific road. Morland has one of the best lumber yards one will rind anywhere. B. W. St. John, one of the oldest business men of the town, is owner. If you can't find what you want in the lumber yard here it is no use going elsewhere. Ira Conner will erect a large addition to his hotel during the spring and Bum mer. The prospects are at this time that Morland will build with greater rapidity than ever and there is a movement on foot to incorporate. Cement walks are being put down and the telephone is increasing its business. The State bank, less than two years old, shows about $50,000 deposits. Every prospect for crops, building and busi ness points to the best year Morland has ever witnessed. lie Iierl From Exposure. ' Parsons, Kan., Jan. 27. The body of John Sproons has been found near the Katy railroad track, four miles south of this city. Sproons was 6 5 years old and for the last year had been an in mate of the Home for the Friendless in this city. Last Saturday night he wan dered away from the home and noth ing more was seen or heard from him until his body was found last evening. He had evidently died from exposure Sunday night, and the snow hid the body. The body was brought to this city and an inquest will be held. His only known relative is a half-brother living at Winfield. Crazy Man on a Train. Hutchinson, Kan.. Jan. 27. Charles Irvat. of Altoona. Pa., was taken off an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train Friday. Pie appeared to be demented. He had tried to leave the train at dif ferent points, fearing that some one in the car was trying to injure him. He had a ticket from some point in Mexico to Pittsburg. Pa. He is being held in the county jail awaiting instructions from friends in Pennsylvania. He is about 3 0 years old. Bra nk Carbolic Acid. Wichita. Kan., Jan. 27. John KIop stein, a contracting stonemason of this city, committed suicide here by drink ing carbolic acid from an ordinary water glass. After telling his wife i peatedly that he would be better off dead, he left the room and a few min utes later was found dead near the trt ner of his home. John Klcpstein, jr., oldest son of the suicide, is a drug clerk in Kansas City. Escaped Convict Captured. Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. 27. W. Ii. Haskell, warden of the Kansas peniten tiary, has received word from the chief of. police at Fort Scott that James Meese, supposed to be an escaped con vict, was under arrest there. Meese escaped while working: outside as a trusty in August, 1903. He had nearly two years more to serve on a two-and-a-half year term for larceny. Captain Hiatt will go to Fort Siiott to identify Meese and bring- him back. STVBBS TELEGRAPHS. Gives Newly Formed Cowley Couiity Civic League Advice. Winfield, Kan., Jan. 27. The Cowley county branch of the Kansas Civic league -organized, here Friday afternoon in a convention.' Representative men of all political parties were present. The convention indorsed the Wichita resolu tions and declared its confidence in the courage, honesty and wisdom of Presi dent Roosevelt in his effort to bring about an equitable railroad law. A telegram from W. R. Stubbs urged that the movement be made educational in the broadest sense and that it be held back from any third party organization, as that, in his opinion, would restrict its field of usefulness to a great extent. W. R. Stubbs, who was to have spoken was absent, owing to illness in his fam ily. A Scivsiaiier Man Missing. Kansas City, Kan., Jan. 27. T. J. Walsh, of 609 Ferry street, a newspa per man, has disappeared. Walsh writes for the Illustrated World and has been out in Missouri "writing up towns." His wife received a letter from him a week ago bearing the postmark of Tarkio, Mo. In the letter he said he was going from that place to Rockford. Walsh was seen on the streets of Rockford a week ago, but no word has come from him since and his wife fears he may be in serious trouble. He is 46 years old, weighs 135 pounds, and wears a heavy mustache. High Water Mark Membership. Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. 27. The largest membership of the home has reached high water mark. Total num ber present. 3,028; total number ab sent, 1,205; aggregate memiership, 4.2 33. The largest membership in previous years was February 2 and 3, 1004, when it was 4,227. Thirty-six veterans were sleeping on cots last night. Lively Blaze at Paola. Paola, Kan., Jan. 27. A large part of the stock of the Miami County Mercan tile company was destroyed by fire here Friday afternoon. Much damage was also done to the building, a brick struc ture owned by William Schwartz. The total loss is estimated at $35,000. Rev. J. P. MeElfresh Bead. Emporia, Kan., Jan. 27. The Rev. J. P. McEIfresh, 78 years old, died at his home here. He was a preacher of the Free Methodist church and was the leader of that denomination in this sec tion for many years. He was born in Maryland and came to Kansas in 1856. flO CIVIL SERVICE. City Attorney Drennins Says It Can't lie Adopted. No civil service commission can be appointed under the existing provisions of the city charter act. This is the opinoin which the city's legal depart ment expressed today. The city council had instructed F. G. Drenning. the city attorney, to look up the matter and make a report to the city council upon the possibilities of creating a civil service board. which should formulate a plan' of civil, ser vice to govern all future employes of the city. "I don't care to discuss this." said the city attorney, "when pressed as to what opinion he had come to concern ing the legality of the creation of a civil service board. "I intend to make a report to the city council under their instruction at the next council meeting and I really don't care to say anything prior to that about what decision I have arrived at. I can't see though, to be frank about it, what possible chance there can be for the creation of such a board under the existing stat utes. The mayor under the city char ter act is given the whole responsibility and power to make appointments. There is no restriction upon this power of any particular consequence. "I think the best thing the city coun cil could do would be to secure the right kind of legislation along this line by having an act passed empowering a city council to create such a board. There is no doubt but what civil service regulations would greatly enhance the effectiveness of the various depart ments of the city. They have proved of considerable benefit in other towns where they have been introduced. If the right kind of pressure is brought to bear at the next session of the leg islature it is possible that some such a law as this may be passed." WANTS AX INVESTIGATION. Philadelphia!! Thinks Coal Carrying Roads Need Attention. Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 27. In letters addressed to President Roosevelt and mebers of congress, Logan M. Bullitt, a prominent attorney of the city and pres ident of the Red Rock Fuel company of Upshar county, West Virginia, has ask ed for a sweeping investigation of all bituminous coal-carrying roads reach ing Atlantic ports, their relation 'to each other and especially the question of whether they are interested in coal prop erties as well as serving the public as carriers. Mr. Bullitt's action is directed particularly against the Baltimore & Ohio railroad. MACHINIST'S LEG CRFSHED. Engine Steam Chest Falls on Alfred Hennessey. Alfred Hennessey, a machinist em ployed in the Santa Fe shops, had both of his feet and legs badly mashed from the knees down, while at work yester day putting a steam chest on an engine. He was raising the steam chest with a small chain pulley. He was directly under the chest when the chain broke and the chest fell on him, pinning down his legs and crushing them badly. Hennessey was removed to the com pany's hospital where his wounds were dressed. It is possible that it may be necessary to amputate his legs but the surgeons hope that they will be able to save them. 4 11 YOUR BRAIN , 1 Needs Food Not Stimulant. f ,1 Food for Brains has Stood the Test. "There's a Reason."' mulJtrLUlo RAILROADjiElVS. Stickney Comes Out Strongly for liate iiegolation. President of Great Western De clares for Square Deal. WHAT REBATES BO. All Monopolies inCountry Found ed and Sustained by Them. Gossip and Matters of Interest in liailroad Circles. Chicago, Jan. 27. President A. B. Stickney of the Chicag-o Great Western railroad struck President Roosevelt's square deal trail in a speech at the re cent banquet of the Chicago Real Estate board. He advocated the government control of rates after an accurate in vestigation of what would be just and fair for both the railroads and the peo ple. The essence of Mr. Stickney's speech is contained in the following paragraph: "The law of self-preservation, as well as of fairness and justice, demands that the people, through the government, should control railway rates by law. The time has come when congress should provide a commission to investi gate actual facts, and by systematic arrangement and consideration discover the principles of reasonable railway rates." Mr. Stickney's speech, in detail, fol lows: "The railways have not been alto gether to blame for the rebates. Atten tion is called to the evident fact that no railway can commit the rebate crime alone. It takes at least two, the shipper as well as the railway. Experience has proven that, until the universal railway monopoly shall be effected by consolida tion into two or three, or perhaps one huge corporation, the large shippers at competitive points have irresistible power to get lower rates than small shippers. "Experience has proven that under present conditions, without effective support from the law, railways are powerless to prevent rebates and kindred devices, and experience has proven that, as long as rebates exist, no manufactur ing or mercantile business is safe. It is a notorious and undisputed fact that most of the great trade monopolies of this country are founded and sustained by the rebate in connection with the protective tariff, which has, in effect, taxed the people hundreds of millions of dollars, not to produce revenue for the government but to enrich trade monop olies. "It is my conclusion that, because the railways have assumed the common law obligation of common carriers, and be cause they are public highways, it is fair and right to control their rates by law, and that, because railways are monopolies, the law of self-preservation, as well as of fairness and justice, de mands that the people, through the government, " should control railway rates by law. Such laws, however, to be effective, must be fair and just and intelligently directed to substantial facts, which are the basis of reasonable rates. , "The country is indebted to Theodore Rooseveit for the courageous course he has taken in regard to legislative con trol of rates. He has recommended that whenever the reasonableness of any rate is challenged the legislative commission, after full investigation, shall have the power to determine and put in force a rate which the commis sion shall deem ju.it and reasonable. And if this principle is incorporated in the bill, it will be an assertion on the part of congress of its right to lix all railway rates. "For this purpose the enactment of such a law will be immensely valuable, because it will be a precedent in future legislation, when the whole problem shall come intelligently before congress in the final contest which will, sooner or later, come. "Congressional committees and the interstate commission have produced a surfeit of expert opinions by expert wit nesses, and I submit that the time has come when congress should provide a commission to investigate actual facts and by systematic arrangement and consideration discover the principles of reasonable railroad rates." MIDLAND VALLEY NOT SOLD. Vice President Hoklen Says It Is to lie a Trunk Line. Muskogee, I. T-. Jan. 27. "The Midland Valley railroad has not been sold to the Rock Island Railway company as has been reported," said J. H. Holclen, the new- vice president of the former road, who was here for a short time yesterday. "So far as I know the Midland Valley is not for sale. It is the intention of the com pany to make it a trunk line running from the northwest to the south. We already have 200 miles of this line built which runs through one of the richest sections of the United States. With the opening of the Panama canal there wdll be a great volume of traffic from the north and west to the south and we expect our road to get its share of this business." Members of the Midland Valley party who visited Muskogee were: J. H. Harris, general superintendent; J. M. McLoud, general solicitor; J. F. Elder, general traffic manager. These officials were m conference with members of the Muskogee Commercial club in regard to the establishment of the Midland Valley railroad shops here. It is believed that Muskogee will secure the shops. MISSOURI PACIFIC WRECK. Passenger Train Hits Freight But No One Was Badly Hurt. Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 27. A Missouri Pacific express and passenger train, westbound, crashed intoa freight train standing on the main track early yesterday, and the two hundred pas sengers aboard were badly shaken up. Many of them were bruised but none were injured severely. The freight train caught fire and ten cars, were burned. i The express, running at full speed, rounded a curve and plowed through ten of the freight cars. Only one truck of a car of the passenger train left the rails and only the engine was damaged. CHICKASHA RAISS25 ScoXEY. Will Be Division Point on Washita Valley Electric Line. Chickasha, I. T., Jan. 27. At a large mass meeting held yesterday afternoon Chickasha raised a sub let iption for the Washita Valley In f'rarban Electric railway at the rate of $2,000 a minute. About $25,000 subscribed and assurances given that $25,000 more would be received by tonight. This subscription secures for Chickasha the division poiat of the new road and machine shops employ ing 150 men. A surveying corps is now at work on the line and it is said it will be in operation from Denison. Tex., to Chickasha within eighteen months. The meeting yesterday was the largest of the kind ever held in Chickasha and was presided over by T. H. Dyer. STICKNEY NONCOMMITTAL. Refuses to Disclose His Hand in Dry Goods Rate Eight. Chicago, Jan. 27. A committee of the vice presidents of the western railroads entering Chicago and St. Louis met A. B. Stickney, president of the Great Western, yesterday and tried vainly to find out what he proposed to do with respect to rates on dry goods traffic to the Missouri river points. Beyond admitting that he was considering a rate of about 65 cents per 100 pounds, Mr. Stickney refused to be communicative. He told the officials of competing lines that for three years the Great Western had suffered losses in revenue on account of the Burlington and other roads granting rebates, in the form of commissions paid to G. L. Thomas, and that he proposed recouping those losses if he could find a way so to do. Whether securing a contract with certain Mis souri river jobbers was the best way to accomplish this, he had not determined. After the conference Mr. Stickney ex plained the situation as follows: "Did you ever see two fellows get a sucker in between them in a poker game, and keep on raising him back and forth until the poor chap had lost all of his money, just anteing away? Well, if you have, that il lustrates the position of the Great West ern for the last three years with respect to the dry goods trade. They've been raising us between them until we have anteed away all our money, but now we've got some more, and we're going to do some raising on our own account. When the federal injunctions were issued we thought all railroads had stopped pay ing rebates, but we were rudely awaken ed, and we don't see any way to recoup, ourselves, except to make a contract with the jobbers, and put in a rate of about 75 per cent of the present rate, which w-ould be the rate the jobbers have been secretly receiving for three years, or until Thom as' indictment." "How do you know that rebates were paid in this manner?" was asked. "Oh, it was admitted in the conference today." "If the Great Western makes the con templated deal with the jobbers on the Missouri river, will it not injure the other commercial interests?" "Oh. no; not at all. If we do that, don't you think the other roads wdll make a similar rate for the wholesalers on less than car-load lots? Of course they will, why should it hurt now more than for eight years past?" The revenue involved in the controversy is about $000,000. CHARGE A CONSPIRACY. Shiel & Co. Claim Railroads Are Try ing to Ruin 'Jlieir Business. Chicago, Jan. 27. H. R. Shiel & Co., of Kankakee, 111., a stock shipping con cern, have charged before the interstate commerce commission that nine rail roads have conspired to ruin their busi ness by charging excessive freight rates. The roads named in the petition are the Illinois Central, Chicago & Alton, the Burlington, the Indiana, Illinois and Iowa, Lake Shore & Michigan Southern. New ' York Central and Boston &- Al bany, Delaware, Lackawanna & West ern and the Lehigh Valley. It was claimed to the commission by a ttorneys that because of the geographi cal position of Kankakee, the company is able to save 60 miles of hauling and many hours of time in the transporta tion of stock for the eastern packing houses. It was charged that the con spiracy among the railroads, which the Shiel company claims to exist was di rected at it alone and that the roads had singled it out for oppression in the interest of the Chicago packers. YOUTH'S LEG AMPUTATED-. Elmer Strickland Fell Under Train He Tried to Board. Elmer Strickland, sixteen years old, a son of the Santa Fe agent at Turner, had his left leg so badly crushed yesterday as a result of trying to jump a train, that it was found neces sary to amputate it. Strickland was attending the high school at Argen tine. While walking along th'e Santa Fe mam line on his way to school yesterday train No. 3 8 came along. He thought he would save a little time ana exertion by riding. In his at tempt to board the train he slipped and fell under the cars and his left leg was crushed. He was brought to the company's hospital at Topeka where the doctors found it necessary to amputate the leg just above the knee joint. II is thought that he will recover. Young Strickland is a nephew ot H. H. Stnck land, who is chief clerk in the office of the general freight auditor of the Santa Fe. OYER A THOUSAND KILLED. That Is Record of Railroads for Three Months. Washington, Jan. 27. A bulletin issued by the interstate commerce commission shows that during the months of July. August and Septem ber last, 1,003 were killed and 16,3S8 injured among passengers and em ployos of steam railways in the United States. PASS AGREEMENT IN AIR. Executive Officials of Western Lines Cannot Agree. Chicago, Jan. 27. The western pass agreement is floundering about in deep seas. Alter several all day conferences. the executive officials who have this subject in charge have been unable to agree as to just what passes are in vio lation of the law. The trouble arises largely over free transportation issued to officers of industrial railroads and le''iis.ij.i, U. , & and the ordinary shirt is the differ ence between these two pictures between comfort and discomfort. The Cluett goes "on and off like a coat." Fast color fabrics and wli ite. $1.50 and more at best stores. CLUETT, PEAB0BY & CO., Troy, N. Y. Largest makers of Shirts and Collars in trie wond. 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I continued to use it. and. although eighty-four years of age. in about two months I was in my normal condition, and for the return of my health I thank the Lord and your great medicine. Whenever I hear of anyone having the same trouble I advise them to take Safe Cure, which I am satisfied will dire them. "About five years ago I advised a friend, who was very ill and lame from kidney trouble, to take Safe Cure, which he proceeded to do, and in a short time he was cured. He now writes me that he could not get along without it under any circumstances." JAMES P. MURPHY, 515 South Joliet street. Joliet. 111., No vember ft. 1t'5. nvn OIIT D V TUiO TCQT Put some morning urine in a glass or bot i J UUI 0 1 I Slid I CO I i tie: let it stand for twenty-four hours. If then it is milky or cloudy or contains a reddish, brick-dust sediment, or if par ticles or germs ?oat about in it. your kidneys are diseased. If, after you have made this test, you have any doubt in your mind as to the development of the disease in your system, send irs a sample of your urine, and our doctors will analyze it and send you a report with advice free. CURES KIDNEY WARNER'S SAFE PILLS taken with WARNER'S SAFE CURE move the bowels gently and aid a speedy cure. WARNER'S SAFE! CURE is now jjiit up in two sizes and is sold by all druggists, or direct, at 50 CENTS AND A BOTTLE. Refuse sirbstirutes, containing harmful drugs, which injure the system. TPlAl FUITTI P FPf-F To convince every sufferer from disease of the UUI ILL, I HL.1-,. kidneys, liver, bladder and blood that WARNKR'S SAFE CURE will cure them, a trial bottle will be sent ABSOLUTELY FREE, postpaid, to anyone who will write WARNER'S SAFE CURE CO.. Rochester, N. Y., and mention having seen this liberal offer in the Tupeka State Journal. The genuineness of this offer is fully guaranteed. Our doctors will also send med ical booklet containing descriptions of symptoms arid treatment of each disease, and many convincing testimonials free to everyone. to officers of roads which are owned by corporations doing a commercial busi ness. They are also bothered about issuing passes to officials of coal com panies which are owri'd by railroads. It Is likely that the Stubbs committee will in the end inform the interstate commerce commission -egarding the is suance of all passes which are in doubt and ask advice regarding them. STEEL KAILS CHEAP HERE. Price of Them in England Has Been Advanced. New York. Jan. 27. Steel experts figure that the United States is now the cheapest market in the world for steel rails. One manufacturer reports that recently a sale of rails was made in England on a basis of $29.40 a ton, as compared with $28 a ton, the price which has prevailed in this market for the last few years. As a result of the advance In prices abroad the selling price of American rails in foreign markets is gradually be ing raised. The difference in the price here and in Europe has practically eliminated foreign competition for the time being. The iron and steel business abroad is exceptionally strong in all lines, which accounts for the action of steel plate manufacturers in removing rebates on steel plates . destined for Pacific coast points. The demand for steel rails in this country shows no signs of abatement. Mail orders are coming in in larger x,nime tVir this time of the year than ever before. The railroads are laying more rails tha nthey figured on last year, and this has resulted in substan tial increases in specifications from the original amounts. Manufacturers report an unprecedent ed demand for rails from the Northwest. More mileage will be constructed in that part of the country this year than in anv previous year in history. The big rail mills of the country are still taking orders for rails, but their ca pacity for the entire year has been pret tv well sold up. "if there is no setback manufacturers believe the production of rails this year will reach 3,300,000 tons. PREPARING EOR FLOODS. Santa Fe Has Army of Men Ballast ing Coast Lines. Albuquerque, N. M.. Jan. 27. Close to a thousand track laborers are now at work on the coast lines of the Santa P e in New Mexico finishing up the work or. reballasting the track with cinders and gravel The track in places rs fairly aUve with men and the company is mak ing the most of the temporary mildness of the weather. Two hundred and seventy-five men were yesterday trans ferred from the west end to the first dis trict At Armijo station, fifty-two miles west of here there are 12a men at work and at Cubero, seventy miles west, there are -50 men. The new ballast, which has been gradually replacing the old all along the line, has been more or less weak ened and damaged by the f oods of the early winter, and it is the intention to get the track in the very best possible Shane to withstand the freshets which kre expected when the phenomenal snowfall in the mountains melts in the malmy spring time. In spite of tne great difficulties under which the coast nnea management has labored during the last r m m r m m -? f 3 it- . ! if O i ii m It m I.M DISEASE. year the track fiom Albuquerque to Los Angeles has been made one of the finest pieces of road bed in the whole west. ANOTHER BONUS LOPPED OFF. Burlington Will No Ixniger Pay Grain Shippers' Elevator Charges. Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 27. An nouncement has been made by the Burlington that hereafter it will refuse to pay to the shipper of grain the usual 1 V. cents per hundred pounds elevator charges for the transfer of grain from, elevators to cars. Hereafter the cus tomary charge of 1 H cents will be paid to the elevator company or the firm leasing the elevators for the actual service performed. This ruling will ba taken up- by the other railroads and become the established method of ele vator charges. This step taken by the Burlington will to a certain extent force the grain trade from Kansas City to St. Louis, and is1 viewed with considerable alarm by Kansas City shippers. It has been the custom, it is said by members of the board of trade, for railroads to make a charge of 114 cents to the shipper when the grain is received at the elevator. When some other road wishes to ship the same grain from Kansas City the shipper Is again paid 1 4 cents by the railroad over which the grain is shipped. This extra 1 1 cents amounts to a bonus paid by the railroad to the shipper. This has been the practice by shippers for over a year. About, a year ago the matter was in vestigated by the interstate commerce commission. A complaint was made by certain grain dealers of Kansas City that they were being discriminated against by certain railroads. The re suit of the change in payment for ele vator service ts said to be the result of the investigation of the interstate com merce commission. All railroads have been in the habit of paying the elevator charges to the .shippers with the ex ception of the Milwaukee. That rail road alone paid its charges to the ele vator for performing the service. ' This brought about the charge by certain grain men who wanted to ship over the Milwaukee that they were be ing discriminated agait. The com plaint was laid before the interstate commerce commission. An official of the Milwaukee told the reason why his road would not make the payment to the shipper and declared that a bonus, which amounted to a rebate, was being paid the shipper by other roads. our wnUoctor If he tells you to taie Ayer's Cherry Pectoral for your severe cough or bronchial trouble, then take it. If he has anything better, then take that, only get well as soon as possi ble, that's the object. Doctors have prescribed this medicine for 60 years. We he so secrets I We publish j. c. jLjerfo. , the form cits of ail esr medicines. Lowell, :