OCR Interpretation

The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, October 17, 1906, Last Edition, Image 8

Image and text provided by Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, KS

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82016014/1906-10-17/ed-1/seq-8/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 8

a good showing, he can get f-.ll the
money he wants.
Two members of the Atchison coal
company, with power to act, will go to
Chicago In a few days, in response to
a telegram stating that a big concern Is
willing to sign papers, and taK" the
property. Just what will develop when
the members of the company arrive in
Chicago, Is not known, but the telegrarq
was sent by a well known promoter: a
promoter who has floated many big
deals, and who was given an option on
the Atchison mine several weeks ago.
Union Pacific Will Probably
Build Two New Lines.
W w W
To Plaj Important Part in
South Line to Denison.
A ; , . nil ) nR
;. Die jwEGT.
Electric Line to Connect South
east Kansas Towns.
Villi i 180 mies Long and
Cost Many Millions.
Carloads of Steel Kails Being
Unloaded at Galena.
Vfe stinghonse Company of New
York Behind the Moremeut.
Galena, Kan.. Oct. 1". A carload of
mee! rails is beins unloaded here for
the RawMngs electric line, and more
material is on the way, according to
the statements of the promoters.
R. C. Rawlings, the promoter of the
line, is now in New York turning the
matter over to the "Westinghouse com
pany which it is claimed is to build
the road. This company is the largest
electrical supply company m tne
world and is capitalized at $40,000,000.
With this company back of the pro
position Its successful completion is
According to the franchise in Ga
lena, this road will run down the west
side of Main street to Eleventh street,
thence east of Kieventh street to the
Jonlin road.
Two car barns are to be built in
Galena, one west of J. C. Murdoek's
Ftnre and one at the state line. Active
54,600 Meals
Did film No Good
How One Man Wasted 50 Years or
His Life. Thousands Like Him
"What's the use of eatin', anyway?"
aid the scrawny dyspeptic to his ro
tund, prosperous-looking friend. "Hen;
I've been eattn' three times a day, and
sometimes twice a day, for 50 years,
and look at me. I'm rawboned and
skinny, still at the bottom of the lad
der, sour on the world, and a pessi
mist. 1 know it, and I can't help it.
If I had it to do over again, though,
1 would take care of my stomach, for
I don't believe I ever really relished
p meal in my life, not even mother's
Christmas dinners, and I firmly believe
that my way of eating, or whatever it
was, brought along with it Carknesi
end impossibility of success."
"You're right," nodded his compan
ion. "Of course, that isn't always the
vase. But in this age we must riot
only 'Trust in the Lord and keep our
powder dry,' but we must swallov
sunshine with our food. Cheerfulness,
especially while eating, which is the
most essential act of man. is as neces
sary to htm as sunshine is to the flow
ers. Nothing normal can be produced
Sn darkness.
"But this i what you heven't been
doing, IMr. Iyspeptic. Your brain and
your' stomach, remember, are twins,
And you have to treat them according
v. "Why not start now and repair the
damage you've done. It Is never too
late, you know."
"You mean at my age? And sup
pose you can't always get the sun
shine?" "Absolutely, yes. Science has made
It possible to get the sunshine, the
health and the strength that your
Ftomach needs, all put up together in
liitle tablets. They call them Stuart's
Uyfpepsla Tablets, the most effective
tablets In the world for this very
thine. One ingredient in these tablets
:gest S.OO0 grains of food without
the help of the stomach. Two tablets
Kfter each meal can do more work,
fjuicker work and better work, in di
gesting a heavy meal, than the stom
arh can itself. The stomach need not
work at ail. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tab
lets (lo"S oil the work, and gives your
ided stomach a rest, the rest it needs.
Meanwhile you cure yourself of brah,
irritation. burning sensation, heari-i-'nrn.
sour stomach, acidity, fermen-
.-it ion. bloat, and the worst cases of
civspepsia and indigestion. You get rid
of these for all time. And then, be
sides, you can eat all you want and
vh never you want, and you will also
jWih mother's Christmas dinners if
vou will take Stuart's Dyspepsia Tab
lets after eating. That's the sunshine I
talking about. Then your face will
refect the internal change going on,
vou'il be more energetic. your
;,nrj will be clearer, you will have
more confidence in yourself, you'll be
t-jjv,;ier, and you'll be yourself again.
"Tour" heart will change and you'll
.rl rosv. You'll enjoy your meals and
iiNB. llet's walk down to the drug
Vnr'e and let me introduce you to one
jVttjs. package of these Stuart's Dyspep
r'i Ta blets. You can get them at any
store in the world for only 50c
' 'r.,i-ia?, It is worth it, Mr. Dys-
If you have lost your appetite and wish to regain it ; if you have a good
appetite and wish to satisfy it follow the guide post. It points the way to
the most delightful Breakfast Food you ever ate. Toasted Corn Flakes possess a
flavor so delicious so different that you simply cannot resist it after the first taste.
And you can eat your fill without fear of harmful results. Corn is the most nutritious
and healthful of all cereals, and Toasted Corn Flakes are corn ia the newest and
best form. A food for the sweet-tooth of youth for everybody. 10 all grocers.
work all along the line is to commence
in thirty days. This line will operate
between Iola, Chanute, Parsons, Min
eral, Columbus and Galena, giving Ga
lena, connections with Badger.
The cost of building and equipping
this road will be $60,000,000 and the
equipment will consist of 20 sixty foot
cars, 7 forty foot cars, 5 thirty foot
cars, 10 thirty foot trailers, 4 trouble
cars. 4 forty-five foot box cars, 50
thirty-four foot flat cars.
A 15 minute service is to be given.
The slow cars are to have a schedule
of thirty miles per hour including
stops and the flat cars are to go forty
five miles per hour including stops.
The power plant will be located at
Chanute and the single-phase system
is capable of transmitting electricity
500 miles in each direction from thi
power plant.
The line will be ISO miles in length
and will connect al! the leading
towns in this section of the state. De
pots will be established in each town
as the fast cars will ma:;e but one step
in each town and tlmt will be at the
regular depots. The slow cars will
stop wherever a nickel is to be picked
liody of an Vnkiiown Man Koiuid in a
lleno County Pond.
'Hutchinson. Kan.. Oct. IT. The body of
a man about 45 years old, supposed to be
James Eagan of Swink. Col., was found
in a pond near the Arkansas river four
miles northwest of Hutchinson and with
in a haif a mile of the Santa Ke and
Missouri Pacific railiroad tracks Tuesday.
The body was brought to Hutchinson. A
hunter found part of the dend man's
clothing on the bank of the pond. Later
the body was found in the river. It is
supposed to be a case of suicide.
Patents for Kansans.
Washington. Oct. 17. These patents
have been issued:
Kansas William C. Blackman,
Hays, rotary engine; Tilghman E.
Bradson. Belle Plaine, grain door for
cars; Miles E. Frank, Larned, com
bination egg beater and potato masher;
Oscar Froman and J. C. Cave. Edna,
replanter attachment for cultivators;
Hardin W. Hedges. Chase, loose leaf
binder: Robert B. Pflster, Great Bend,
brick machine; Orville H. Sawdy, Iola,
carpet, sweeper: Peter G. Townsend,
Reno county, hen's nest: James M.
Williams. 'Wetmore, corn harvester.
Must Kopp l"p the Chickens.
Acting Chief of Police Lon Royer
and Officer J. J. Creed were this
mcrning out in East Iola warning peo
ple to put up their chickens. Com
plaints have been coming in to head
quarters that people were allowing
their chicloens to run at large. The
impression seems to be with many cit
izens that after the first of October
chickens can run at large. As a mat
ter of fact the city ordinance requiring
that chickens be kept up, holsd good
for the year. Iola Register.
Itain Hurts Wichita Fair.
Wichita. Kan.. Oct. 17. Wichita's new
fair grounds were dedicated Tuesday af
ternoon. A. drizzling rain kept away the
people, except a few hundred who refused
to be frightened by mist and clouds. Most
of those who attended were out-of-town
visitors. It is the first annual exhibition
of the Wichita and Southwestern Fair as
sociation, tiie first permanent organiza
tion that has had charge of a fair in this
city. Several car loads of cattle and
horses have arrived from Kansas City.
Mnrp than a. hundred horses are in th
stalls waiting for the race events. All
races were declared off on account of the
A Breach of Promise Suit.
Wichita. Kan., Oct. .17. Miss Jennie
Voegel has fiii'd suit in the Sedgwick
emmty district court for J:j".rrt against
Opnrge H. Martin. Breach of promise is
set up as the case of action. The plaintiff
says that Mr. Martin promised to marry
her about Sentmher 1. Botii parties to
the suit live in Wichita.
Go to the Woods X'nw.
The woods are full of walnuts, wild
grapes, pawpaws and pignuts: rabbits,
squirrels and Bob Whites, with an oc
casional possum; the leaves are falling
and it Is a glorious time to get out
and enjoy it all. Hitch up Selim and
Dobbin and get out into the woods for
a day. It will do you good. El Dorado
Rerlmen ft Wichita.
Arkansas City, Kan.. Oct. 17. Tuesday's
parade was the feature of the second day
of the council of the Improved Order of
Redmen of the state of Kansas in session
here. There wer over members in
line. Last night at a meeting in the opera
house a class of over 1C0 was initiated.
Robbed a Veteran of $110.
Leavenworth. Kan., Oct. 17. Geo. Gan
glcff, en old soldier, was held up and rob
bed last evening of in gold which he
had hidden on his person. The robbery
took :lace near tiie home and was com
mitted by two white men, who have not
been caught.
Insurance Association Meets.
"Wichita, Oct. 17. The annual meeting
of the Kansas State Association of Co
operative and Mutual Insurance company
is in session here. A brief preliminary
session was held Tuesday afternoon.
Mayor Roes welcomed the delegates. The
attendance Is small.
Some Whopping: Potatoes.
Tom Flannigan. a Doniphan fanner
brought to this office today a sweet po
tato weighing 9 pounds. He says he
has swt potatoes of the same variety
at home that will weigh 15 to 16 pounds.
The variety is "Southern Queen." Mr.
Flannigan says his potatoes were grown
on rich ground; that there is nothing
in the statement, sometimes made, that
sweet potatoes do better on poor ground
than on rich ground. There is nothing,
he says, that does better in poof
ground than in rich, and we think that
a sensible statement. Several farmers
who have seen the Flannigan potatoes
say they are really yams. Atchteon
Bent Murdock Tells How to Enjoy the
Autumn Days.
James Stripling Cannon, ot Benton,
is a fine man, who believes in getting a
little pleasure out of life. Then there
is Squire Smith and Anthony Davis;
and it happens quite often that at a
very early hour of the morning two of
the three are pointed for the West
Branch of Whitewater for a day's fish
ing. Well, about two or three times
a week. They take a lunch basket and
stay out all day and twenty or thirty
or forty is counted a good day's catch.
They take a gunny sack and keep their
catch in the gunny sack which is kept
in the water. They fish and they talk
and tell stories and have a bully old
time. Occasionally they get a big yellow-
oat, but they always get enough
for next morning's breakfast, with some
to spare for the neighbors. When they
set brush lines the night before, they
are sure of two or three big ones. We
hope to be able to join them one day
soon. Just think of spending a whole
day on the creek with these three dead
game sports. "Won't there be some fun?
And Just think of the big string of fish.
El Dorado Republican. -
Prospects of a Big Chicago Concern to
Acquire the Property.
Atchison, Kan., Oct. 17. Seventy-six
tons of coal were hoisted last Saturday
at the Atchison coal mine. Sixty-seven
nen went down into the hole today, and
the output should run over a hundred
tons. Not all the men in the mine are
miners; a good deal of cleaning up is
still being done. It is predicted that be
fcre the end of the week, the mfne will
be hoisting two hundred tons of coal
per day. Charley Peet, the new super
intendent, is growing more e.nthusiastic
about the mine every day. If he makes
Miss Emma Colo Says that Lydla B.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound has
Baved Her Llfa and Made Har Well.
How many lives of beautiful young
girls have been sacrificed just as they
were ripening1 into womanhood ! How
many irregularities or displacements
have been developed at this important
period, resulting in years of suffering I
A mother should come to her child's
aid at this critical time and remember
that Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound will prepare the system for
the coming change and start this try
ing period in a young girl's life without
pain or irregularities.
Miss EmmaCole of Tullahoma, Tenn.,
writes :
Dear Mrs . Pinkham :
" I want to tell you that I am enjoying bet
ter health than 1 have for vears, and I owe
it all to Lydia E. Pinkham'sVegetable Com
pound. " When fourten years of age I suffered al
most constant pain, and for two or three
vears I had soreness and pain in my side,
headaches and was dizzy and nervous, and
doctors all failed to help me.
" Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
was recommended, and after taking it my
health began to improve rapidly, and I think
it saved my life. I sincerely hope my experi
ence will be a help to other girls who are pass
ing from girlhood to womanhood, for I know
your Compound will do as much for them.
If you know of any young girl who is
sick and needs motherly advice ask her
to write Mrs. Pinkham, Lynn, XJasg.,
and she will receive free advieo which
will put her on the right road to n
strong, healthy and happy womesljoed.
Mrs. Pinkham is daughter-ia-Iaw of
Lydla E. Pinkham and for twv-,-. .-.:-
yaars has been advising sick wcrjen
free of charge.
y jtdiss m m a Cole 4
A Shocking Accident at the Iola
Cement Plant.
Iola, Kan., Oct. 17. The Register
John Wattens, aged 32, met almost
sudden death by getting caught in the
machinery in the new addition at tha
Iola Portland Cement plant. Watters
is an oiler and was oiiing the belts and
machinery in section four, department
D of the new, addition to the plant.
There was no one working on this floor
when the accident happened.
The first that was known of the ac
cident was when Watters staggered
down the long flight of stairs on to the
floor where he fell over in a half con
scious state. Walters' arm was hang
ing limp at his side and blood was
spurting from the shoulder so that it
was at once apparent that he had been
caught in the machinery. The am
bulance and company physician were
sent for at once. The ambulance ar
rived very shortly after the accident but
the injured man died before the hospi
tal was reached.
How Watters managed to .walk down
to the lower floor from the depart
ment where the accident happened in
the condition he was in almost passes
understanding. The distance is easily
200 feet, the most of which is down a
stairway. Watters presented a shock
ing appearance at the foot of the stair
way as his arm was practically torn
from his shoulder, while his clothing
except at the armpit was not in the least
disarranged. The wound was bleeding
very profusely.
An Arkansas City Shop Substitutes an
Auto for Horses.
In a few days James Axley will be
delivering meat to his customers' in an
automobile. He recently ordered a ma
chine and it should be here now, but
has been delayed in shipping. There is
probably no business on earth which is
quite so hard on horse flesh as the meat
market delivery. This is due largely- to
the numerous quick deliveries, which
have to be made, and in order to make
these horses have to be driven hard.
Mr. Axley does not think that one ma
chine will do all of his work, but if It
proves to be a success, he will put an
other one at work. Arkansas City
An Evangelist at Emporia Has a Long
Trip Planned.
Emporia. Kan., Oct. 17. Evangelist
P. C. Liodson of the Church of God and
the Saints of Christ, is In Emporia try
ing to get delegates to attend what he
calls "The Orand March" through
Washington, D. C. This march was
inaugurated last year, and. according to
"Saint" Dodson, will become an annual
event. The Weekly Prophet, the offi
cial organ of the church, contains an
"epistle" to the eafnts telling them how
to dress for the grand march and in
cidentally requesting that each member
come prepared to.-"dig up" J5. and
each -child $2.0.- It is expected that
5.000 saints will take part. The church
here Is composed -of both negroes and
white people. -
To Sell Rockefeller Ranch.
Baseomb Howard, of New Mexico, is
in town on his way to Kansas City with
a load of 1.000 steers from the Frank
Rockefeller ranch. He is visiting for a
day with his grandfather, "Dad" Mc
Kenna. He says that Frank Rockefel
ler will sell his ranch, as he can get
more for the land than he can make by
raising cattle. The land value is about
J5 per acre and as the ranch contains
ninety sections of 57,600 acreR, the sale
will mean the transfer of $288,000. Em
poria Gazette.
A Distemper Epidemic.
Weir City, Oct. : 17. A serious epi
demic of distemper is raging among the
horses here, Harry Jenkins, a strip
pitter, two miles south of here, has
every horse on his place In a serious
condition. Four head of horses on the
farm of "William Burr.ey, are victims
and John O'Maley. a. farmer west of
here, has lost four head of horses in
the past week.
Apples Five Cents Per Bushel.
J. H. Sollars, George Chamberlain
and A. T. Doop, drove from Liberty
township last week to Neosho county,
and came back with four wagon loads,
or about one hundred bushels of the
finest apples imaginable. Large Ben
Davis apples measuring eleven inches
they bought for 25 cents a bushel and
less choice ones could be bought for 5
cents, if any one would haul them off.-
Independence Star.
Ridins; Hull for Irf-avenworth.
Leavenworth. Kan., Oct. 17. Cap
tain Murray, quartermaster at Fort
Leavenworth, has received instructions
to prepare for the erection at once of
a large riding hall in tne college sec
tion. It will be 340 feet long and 150
feet wide and will be the largest hall
for the purpose In the world.
Death of Mrs. J. W. Ferrcll.
Pittsburg. Pa., Oct. 17. Fannie A., wife
of Canntain J. W. Ferrell. of Weir City,
died at the family home Tuesday, aged 53
years ard 11 months. She leaves a hus-
hnnil and daughter. Mrs. Morning, of Oof-
feyville. She has been a resident of Weir
City for tne past tweniy-innr yrars. i ne
body will be siurrped to Lancaster, jid.,
her old home, for burial.
Diphtheria e.t Weir City.
Weir City. Oct. 17. Diphtheria is rag
ing in "West Weir, and two cases have
proven fatal in the past few days. Tne
four year old son of Mrs. Antonia Mosso
died yesterday, the funeral occurring
this afternoon at St. Bridget cemetery.
Fell Under the Wheels.
Columbus, Oct. 17. Sherd Stockton, a
mine worker, tried to hop a-Katy pas
senger train a block north of the depot
in this city and fell under the wheels,
receiving possibly fatal injuries. He
has a wife and three children.
E. V. Debs at Emporia.
Emporia, Kan.. Oct. 17 Late trains
caused a postponement of the Socialist
meeting which was billed for Tuesday af-
Debs nddressed a fair sized audience oir
uisanection vhq.uui- cLujiitL aysriu.
Old Soldier Drops Dead.
Leavenworth, Kan., Oct. 17. Samuel
Dunlap, a veteran of the Civil war, and
member of the Soldiers' home, dropped
dead last night while waiting for a car
in the city.
Mrs. Talkalot Mrs. Highflyer says her
bouse is fuil of antiques.
Mrs. Badbreak I knowed it was ful o
somethin'. I seen m sprinkiin insect
powder around the other day. Philadei
paia P.ecord. ,
ilarriman's Trip West Say Hare
Some Connection With Project.
Gossip and Matters of Interest
in iiailroad Circles.
From Oklahoma comes the word
that the Union Pacific has decided on
building the Stromsburg -Lincoln line
or road, recently surveyed, and that
along with this important link the
Omaha-Lincoln line will also he built.
The announcement has not been made
officially from the Union Pacific head
quarters, but it is said the conclusion
to build has been reached, and that
this is really an important part of the
plan to build south from Topeka or
Kansas City to Denison, Tex., there
connecting with Southern Pacific lines
for Galveston and other Gulf ports.
The two lines in Nebraska and the
completion of the line from Marysvilie
to Onasa in Kansas are Important
parts of the Union Pacific's big
scheme to connect the eastern ends of
the Harriman system with a trunk
line rond.
Some fear that Ilarriman's failure
to secure control of the Alton road
may affect his plans in the west, but
those who have watched the Harriman
system's development say that when-,
ever it becomes necessary for a Mis
souri river-Chicago line to be secured
that one will be found, and that
Investments Aggregate $3,000,000 and
Membership Has Reached 81,000.
The year ending August 31. 1906. has
been one of remarkable growth in the
railroad department of the Young Men's
Christian Association, says the Railway
and Engineering Review. Sixteen new
railroad association buildings have been
opened and ten other new associations
among-'Street railway men, making a
total ot 22o.
The membership is over 81,000, and
there are new 149 buildings owned and
occupied, having a total valuation of
$2,601,350. In addition sixteen other
buildings are now being constructed at
a cost of $53,800, and these when com
pleted will make 165 buildings with a
total valuation of $3,139,350.
An additional member has been placed
on the railroad committee, Abner
Kingman, of Montreal, representing the
Canadian interests.
The International railroad secretaries
are now eleven in number, eight devot
ing their entire time and three part
Heavy Cost of Unpaid Postage.
One of the most curious contests
ever before the public was conducted
by many thousand persons under the
offer of the Postum Cereal Co., Ltd., of
Battle Creek, Mich., for prizes of 31
boxes of gold and 300 greenbacks to
those making the most words out of
the letters T-I-O-Gra pe-Nuts.
The contest was started in February,
1906. and it was arranged to have the
prizes awarded on Apr. 30, 1906.
When the public announcement ap
peared many persons began to form
the words from these letters, some
times the whole family being occupied
eveninsrs; a combination of amusement
and education.
After a while the list's began to come
in to the Postum Office and before long
the volume grew until It required
wagons to carry the mail. Many of the
contestants were thoug'htless enough
to send their lists with insufficient
postag-e and for a period it cost the
Company from twenty-five to fifty
eight and sixty dollars a day to pay
the unpaid postage.
Young ladies, generally those who
had graduated from the high school,
were employed to examine these lists
and count the correct words. Web
ster's Dictionary was the standard and
each list was very carefully corrected
except those which fell below 8000 for
it soon became clear that nothing be
low tha't could win. Some of the lists
required the work of a young lady for
solid week on each individual list.
The work was done very carefully and
accurately but the Company had no
Idea, at the time the offer was made,
that the people would respond so gen
erally and they were compelled to fill
everv available space In the offices
with these young lady examiners, and
notwithstanding they worked steadily,
it was impossible to complete the ex
amination until Sept. 29. over six
months after the prizes should have
been awarded.
This delay caused a great many In
quiries and naturally created some dis
satisfaction It has been thought best
to make this report in practically all
of the newspapers In the United States
and many of the magazines in order
to make clear to the people the condi
tions of the contest.
Many lists contained enormous num
bers of words which, under the rules,
had to be eliminated. "Pegger" would
count "Peggers" would not. Some
lists contained over 50.000 words, the
great majority of which were cut out.
The largest lists were checked over
two. and in some cases, three times to
insure accuracy.
The $100.00 gold prize was won by
L. D. Reese, 1 227-lSth St. Denver,
Colo., with 9941 correct words. The
highest $10.00 gold prize went to S. K.
Fraser, Lincoln, Pa., with 9921 cor
rect words.
A complete list of the 331 winners
with their home addresses will be sent
to any contestant enquiring on a postal
Be sure and give name and address
This contest has cost the Co. many
thousand dollars, and probably has not
been a profitable advertisement, never
theless perhaps some who had never
before tried Grape-Nuts food have been
interested in the contest, and from
trial of the food have been shown its
wonderful rebuilding powers.
It teaches In a practical manner
that scientifically gathered food ele
ments can be selected from the field
grp'ns. which nature will use for re
building the nerve centres and brain
in a way that is unmistakable to users
of Grape-Nuts.
"There's a reason."
. Pottim Cereal Co., Ltd., Battle
Creek, Mich,
1 " W MC
f Li
(Equipped witb Smokeless Device)
It will heat a room in no time and will keep it warm and cozy. Oper
ated as easilv as a lamp and perfectly safe. Wick cannot be turned
too high or too low. Gives no smoke or smell
with unique smokeless device. Can be carried about,
which cannot be done with an ordinary stove. The
Perfection Oil Heater is superior to all other oil
heaters and is an ornament to any home. Made in
two finishes nickel and japan. Brass oil fount beau
tifully embossed. Holds four quarts of oil and burns
nine hours. Every heater warranted. If not at your
dealer's write nearest agency for descriptive circular.
wining lamp. Made of brass throughout
and nickel-plated. Equipped with latest improved
burner. Every lamp warranted. An ornament to any
room whether library, dining-room, parlor or bed
room. Write to nearest agency if not at your dealer's.
For Sale A beautiful new house, in Oak
land on Wabash Ave, three blocks north of
Seward Ave. An ideal home for a shop fore
man. Price low, terms to suit.
J. W. DORON, National Hotel.
time to this department. Two of these,
J. M. Dudley, with headquarters at
Montreal, and Richard C. Morse, Jr.. for
educational work on the Gould lines,
have been added during the past year.
Mr. Moore has been assigned to the Kew
York Central lines. F. B. Shipp, who
has for several years past been in
charge of the work in the southwest
with headquarters at St. Louis, has
been transferred to the New York office,
with a relation to the general work; E.
L. Hamilton has been assigned to the
territory previously looked after by
Mr. Shipp.
Extension has been made in the far
southwest, especially on the line of the
El Paso & Southwestern, where the in
dustrial and railroad fields are closely
related, and where no association effort
has heretofore been carried on.
The contract has been let and ground
broken for the new Helen M. Gould
memorial building for railroad men at
St. Louis. This building will exceed in
cost $200,000.
Railroad clubs, technical papers and
periodicals throughout the entire coun
try have co-operated in an unusual way
in advancing the welfare of the railroad
department. Congress during the past
session recognized the fact that rail
road secretaries are entitled to free
transportation under provisions of the
rate bill.
The work in Canada has so Increased
that a secretary is now assigned to
that portion of the field, and it is ex
pected that the successful work which
has been carried on by the Grand Trunk
for years will be extended to the other
important lines of Canada.
Stockholders of Pullman Company
Want Share of $27,000,000 Surplus.
Stockholders said to represent about
5.000 shares, out of the total 7 40,000
shares of the Pullman company met in
New York this week under a call for a
movement to secure larger dividends
and the distribution, of part of the
$27,000,000 surplus. Edward W.
Henck was elected chairman and au
thorized to appoint a committee to
formulate a plan of action and ascer
tain what legal steps would be necessary-
It was decided that the move
ment be undertaken in a friendly
spirit: that the committee shall attend
the annual meeting of the Pullman
company in Chicago in November and
present their request to the board of
directors for a larger dividend and an
explanation of the purposes for which
thn surplus is being utilized and ac
cumulated. If this meets with no
favorable action on the part of the di
rectors, says the report, other steps will
be taken, the nature of which will be
decided upon after the annual meeting.
Dodge City to Be the End of the New
ton Section. It Is Said.
Hutchinson, Kan., Oct. 17. It is ru
mored in railroad circles here that the
Atchison. Topeka & Santa Fe railroad
soon will divide the western division
from Newton to La Junta.. 371 miles
long, at Dodge City. It Is purposed to
make two divisions of it and move the
division headquarters from Dodge City
to Hutchinson. Officials of the road
here could not confirm the rumor, but
it Is reported that the change will be
made January 1.
Reading Railway Raises Pay of All
Brandies of Operating Employes.
Reading. Pa, Oct. 17. The Reading
railway will increase the wages of its
engineers, firemen, conductors, brakemen,
yardmen and others 5 to lu per cent, to
take effect October 1.
Propose to Build Branch in Kansas.
A special meeting of the stockholders
of the St. Joseph & Grand Island was
held at Elwood, Kan., yesterday to vote
upon the proposition of authorizing the
construction of a branch from a point
on the main line at Stouts to Highland,
Kan. . .' - '
Signal Men Meet In Washington.
"Washington. Oct. 17. A convention
of railroad men interested in all means
and methods of signalling on railroads
have assembled in this city. It Is the
tenth annual meeting or 'jubilee con
vention" of the. Railway Signal asso
ciation comprising more than 800
la most housei there is a room without
proper beating facilities to say nothing
of chilly hallways. Even though the
heat of your stoves or furnace should be
inadequate to warm the whole house there
need not be one cold spot if you have a
because fitted f
n h
The liquor and opium habits permanently
cured. Twenty-five years' experience and
300.000 cures by the genuine Keeley reme
dies. Kmploved In the Southwest only at
716 W. Tenth Street, Kansas Cit?, Mo.
Write for particulars.
members, practically all countries of
the world, who are actively engaged
in signalling on railroads. During the
sessions of the convention every branch
of signalling- will be discussed and '
standard methods and practices will be
Big Hound House at San Angelo for
Helen Cutoff.
A report from San An&elo, Tpx., tHs
that the Santa F has an engineer corps
in that city for the purpose of locating a
site for the. new roundhouse, which is
described by the, San Angelo authority,
who claims to have seen the blue prints,
etc., as a 2S-stall affair. The some au
thority states that the work of erectin?
the new shons will be commenced right
away. The party named as in charge of
the work at that point is not known. The
report, which is believed to be authentic,
has caused many ieople to believe that
the Santa Ke has now decided uior. an
extension from San Angreio westward, and
by that route - make the longr-talked-of
short cut to the Pacific.
At any rate this cut off is shown in the
last map issued by the railway company.
What of Operators' Strike?
Chicago, Oct. 17. C. A. Goodnow, gen
eral manager of the Chicago & Alton,
when asked lact night about the rumored
strike of th1 telegraphers on the road,
said : "If they intend to strike I know
nothing about it. On September 38 a com
mittee of the telegraphers waited on me
with a recuest for an increase in wages
and a change in some of The rules. As
the company had already decided to in
crease the wages I so informed the com
mittee, and everything was satisfactory
with the men.
' '"But since then a faction of th Order
of Railroad Telegraphers has tried to
force a schedule for new rule. I inves
tigated the position the men took on this
matter and found that less than 40 per
cent favoini the schedule. I informed the
telegraphers that the company would not
grant this demand, as more than a ma
jority were satisfied. Since then I have
heard nothing more from them and
thought everything was satisfactory. I
am inclined to believe that thf rumor is
without foundation, for more than two
thirds of the mpn expressed their satis
faction ot the increase in wages.
Wlchltn and Return, Rock Island
Account Southwestern Fair and Car-,
nival, Wichita. Kan., October 15 to 20.
the Rock Island has made rate of one
fare plus 50 cents for the round trip,
tickets on sale October 13 to 20 inclu
sive. Three trains daily. For reserva
tions in sleepers and all other informa
tion see A. M. Fuller, C. P. A.
"How to Make Good Roads."
is the title of a pamphlet distribute!
free by the Union Pacific on the proper
building and maintenance of country
roads. It describes at length the split
Jog drag for grading and surfacing and
points out the remrkable results and
benefits which will accrue to the farm
er who uses It. Inquire of
Gen. Pass. Agent Union Pacific R. f:.
Co., Omaha. Neb.
Kansas City, arid Return $2.70
Santa Fe.
Horse Show. Tickets on sale Oct
14 to 20, return limit Oct. 22.
Bsri Tr8 Kind Yoa t.m A" Bog3
Bean ti ? Kind Yoa Ham Itspi
'"If" OcfMk
Bow u Tin Kind Voa Ha-re Ms Eat
V-' , :

xml | txt