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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, January 27, 1906, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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Lively Battle Between Officers
and an Eccentric Fattier.
Ilevolver and Shotgun Figured
in a i5 u rm in? Fight.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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."
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.
Engine Steam Chest Falls on Alfred
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.
, 1
Needs Food
Not Stimulant.
f ,1
Food for Brains has Stood the Test.
"There's a Reason."'
Stickney Comes Out Strongly
for liate iiegolation.
President of Great Western De
clares for Square Deal.
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
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
"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."
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.
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
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.
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
"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.
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.
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.
That Is Record of Railroads for Three
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.
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
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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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Ex-Judge James P. Murphy, 515 So. Joliet St., Joiiet, HI., who suf
fered intensely foe years from kidney disease snd pains in side and
back, restored to health and cured at 84 by
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This popular and respected jurist, in writing of his remarkable cure, recently
said: "Some years agro I commenced to be troubled with a weak side anl
back, and I suffered intense misery from kidney disease. I consulted a docror
and was under his care for a long- time, but he did me no good. I got a bottle
of Warner's Safe Cure, and it worked wonders from the start. 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.
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.
Price of Them in England Has Been
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
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.
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
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year the track fiom Albuquerque to Los
Angeles has been made one of the finest
pieces of road bed in the whole west.
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
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.
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, :

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