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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL -THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 14, 1907.
1 .4 V 1 1 fy T3rr, says Uneeda Biscuit national biscuit COMPANY PATTERSON SELLS OUT. Head of Chicago Tribune Preparing to Retire. Chicago. March 14. Robert W. Pat terson, editor in chief of the Chicago tribune, and son-in-law of the late Joseph Medill, has parted with his personal holdings in tha Tribune to Medill McCormick. business manager of the Tribune and son of Robert H. McCormick, former ambassador to Russia and to France. Mr. Patterson, who has been abroad all winter, re turned to the city today. Mr. Patterson stated that it is his desire to retire from active newspaper responsibility and that possibly this may be arranged in the near future. "It is true that I have sold my stock in the Tribune to Medill McCormick." said Mr. Patterson. "But this transac tion must not be misunderstood. The capital stock of the Tribune consists of 200 shares. Of the total I was the owner of ten shares, the personal gift or Mr. Medill. "When Mr. Medill died, the majority holdings in the property were left to Mrs. Robert H. McCormick and to Mrs. R. w. Patterson, Mr. Media's daughters. This stock wan put in trust by Mr. Media's will to be held for twenty years. Attorney William G. Beale. Robert H. McCormick and my self were appointed trustees. The r.-n tttre appoimen iriisxees. J stock is voted absolutely by the tr r tees, and could not bo sold, even if jf i owners should so desire, without trus- the the consent of the trustees. ."Holds Complete Power. under the corstitution and bylaws or the Tribune company there are two offices, held by myself, which repre sent all the power of active adminis tration cf the property. Those offices are secretory and editorial superin tendent. The secretary has control of the business management of the com pany, and the editorial superintendent is supreme as to matters of editorial policv. "As it has been necessary for me to be absent a great deal from Chicago. I have delegated the powers of secretary to Medill McCormick. and the supreme editorial power to James Keeley. The two departments are entirely distinct, receiving their authority from me. Mr. McCormick and Mr. Keeley are absolutely independent and free In their respective departments." NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Government Invites the Keturn of Its Stolen $173,000. Chicago. March 14. "If the man who got the $173,000 from the subtreasury will send it back through the mail or by express, the chances are that he never will be detected." This observation was made early yes terday by a high federal official work ing on the disappearance of the money and it represents the hope of the gov ernment authorities so far as can be learned from any one engaged in the investigation. The hope that the money would be returned in some mysterious fashion failed to materialize. WILL VOTE TWO CENT FAKE. Measure Will Pass Pennsylvania Sen ate With Amendment. Harrisburg. Pa., March 14. The senate railroad committee today re ported favorably the two cent railroad fare bill which passed the house two weeks ago. Despite the opposition of the rail roads, the bill is expected to pass the renate next week. . Governor Stuart In his campaign speeches last fall pledged himself in favor of a two cent railroad fare law. The senate committee struck out the clause imposing one year's imprison ment for railroad officers for violation of the act. The clause providing for SI. 000 fine remains. Rich or poor alike are habit ually constipated. It slays its victims by thousand although some other name goes into the death certificate. Drugs will not cure. Hat daily. mm 9 li niiiUl?23 WHEAT FLAKE CELERY which is of a laxative nature. JO cents a package. For sale by all Grocers st M$t I II tut the SPURGEUN RESIGNS. Son of His Father Troubled by Poor Health and Discord. London, March 14. The Rev. Thomas Spurgeon, pastor of the Metropolitan Tabernacle, has tendered his resigna tion, partly owing to poor health, which increases the difficulties of his busy charge. The deacons oppose his res ignation and suggest that he take a long vacation. The Question will be submitted to a vote of the members cf the church next month. Rev. Mr. Spurgeon's pastorate has been marked by a certain amount of latent discord owing to the preference of an element of the membership for the Rev. Mr. Pierson as pastor. These members were overruled when they wished Rev. Mr. Pierson to succeed the Rev. Charles H. Spurgeon, father of the present pastor who died in 1892. r-ani nrr-i rs. , , EARL GREY TO SPFAK kHIlU UIIUI IU Wl i-Hlt. Will Occupy Platform With Roosevelt and Gompcrs. New York, March 14. Earl Grey, governor of Canada, has accepted an nvitation to deliver an address at the puDiic dinner April 17, which is to close the national peace congress. Other speakers at the dinner will be President Roosevelt, President Gom- pers. Baron D'Estournelles de Con stant of France; W. T. Stead, the Eng lish editor, and Sir Robert Cranston, Lord Provest of Edinburg. President Diaz of Mexico was invited to speak at the dinner, but he telegraphed, regret ting tnat he could not attend. MRS. PULLMAN PAYS FARE. For First Time She Buys Ticket and Becomes Indignant. Chicago. March 14. When Mrs. George M. Puliman went east a few days ago her pleasure in traveling was darkened by the fact that she was compelled for the first time to buy her I'uiiman ticket. Mrs. Pullman is in dignant that the interstate commerce laws compel her to pay for her own ticket. Mrs Pullman's private car "Moni tor," one of the finest private cars on the rails, left the city with her fares accounted for in systematic fashion. Mrs. Pullman sails for Europe Tues day to be gone until late in the sum mer. TOWN WAS INSURED. The People Stood by and Allowed It to Burn Up. Milan. Italy. March 14. In the town of Borzano near this city, 2.000 persons were today made homeless by a fire which destroyed the greater part of the village. The people were indifferent to the spread of the flames, because their property was insured and the authorities were obliged to force the peasants to work to check the conflagration. XEV WIRELESS RECORD. Station at Point I.oma, Cal., Catches Message From Pensacola. Vallejo.Cal.. March 14 Commander H. C. Gearing, chief of the equipment depart ment of the Mare Island navy yard, has received a wireless message from San Diego stating that the wireless station at Point Ijoma, near San Diego, had caught the navy yard at Pensacola. Fla. At that nHtmeni Pensacola was taking a wireless message from Washington. D. C. The operator at Point Loma caught the Washington and also a wireless message from the battleship Connecticut now on tne Atlantic ocean, wnicn was communi cating with Washington from New York harbor. Crlger In Shape Again. South Bend. Ind., March 14. Lou Crlger, the veteran catcher of the Boston Americans, is again in good playing condition and will undoubted ly do most of the catching for the Pil grims this year. While coaching the Notre Dame team, Crlger has worked into shape and is now able to send the ball around the diamond with his old speed. Criger has entirely recovered from his illness and looks the picture of health. To Continue Harvard Athletics. Boston. March 14. The Harvard over erseers decided today in favor of a con tinuance of the intercollegiate athletics, including fcotbali. at the university un der certain restrictions, especially with reference to the professional coaching system and the management of con tests. Standard Boosts Prices. -Marietta. O.. March 14. The Standard Oil company advanced the price of all oils 10 cents per barrel, the new price being $1.78. They will discontinue the separation of amber under dark oil and will meet the pure oil company's ad vance . announced several days ago. Mi IF7 II RAILR0AD NEWS Radical Changes Mad at Annual flissouri Pacific Meeting. StnjTesant Fish Succeeds J. H Hjde on Directorate. MR. CLAEKE TO STAY Report Present General JMana ger Would Quit Unfounded. Other Railroad News of III , terest. The annual election of the stockhold ers of the Missouri Pacific-Iron Moun tain railroad companies, held at St, Louis headquarters this week, develop' ed some surprises. The meetings were attended by only the local executive of fleers and directors. Vice President Cochran presiding and Assistant Sec retary Ireland officiating as secretary. The proxies were forwarded from the New York offices, and about 80 per cent of the total stockholdings of the Mis souri Pacific was voted for the election of the following directors: George J. Gould, New York; J. J. Slocum, New Yoik: Kdwin Gould, New York; Stuyvesant Fish. New York James Henry Smith, New York; Frank Jay Gould, New York; Howard Gould New Yoik; Samuel Sloan, New York S. DavJes Warfleld, Baltimore; Fred T. Gates, New York; W. K. BixDy, si. Louis; Charles S. Clarke, St. Louis; O. L. Garrison, St. Louis. Mr. Stuyvesant Fish, who was depos ed by E. H. Harriman from the presi dency of the Illinois Central, is a new comer to the Missouri Pacific director ate, and he succeeds James Hazen Hyde of insurance fame, who is now living in Paris. It is supposed that Mr. Fish represents interests in the insur ance field, and he likewise is personally interested in Missouir Pacific stock. In view of the eastern rumors concerning probable changes in the administration at St. Louis headquarters, owing to the ill health of Vice President Clarke, brother-in-law of President Jeftery of the Denver & . Rio Grande and the Gould Western Pacific, it is thought probable in railroad circles that Mr. Fish might be induced to take the helm of the Missouri Pacific under the title of president, Mr. George Gould becom ing in that event chairman of the board Mr. Fish's advent to the Gould regime in the west would, of course, mean lively competition lor me i llnes Again 11 ,s Bald that fusion of the Fish-Illinois Centi lively competition for the Harriman tne in Central policy of management into the affairs of the Missouri Pacific would simply bear out the plans and methods already intro duced by the Jeffery-Clarke-Sullivan management. If Mr. Fish should con sent to take an active part in Missouri Pacific affairs, it is believed that he would call upon Mr. Sullivan to as- fume full charge of the operating de- partment, and perfect his organization upon the lines already adopted. The fact that Vice President Clarke was re-elected to the boards of both the Missouri Pacific and the Iron Mountain would indicate that his improving ; health w-ill -assure his speedy return to the active direction of affairs - in St. Louis. - ' FIVE THOUSAND AT WORK. Big Improvements Being Made on Southern Kansas Division of S. F. The southern Kansas division of the Santa Fe is now employing over 5,000 men on track work, there being four teen big gangs, averaging 60 men to the gang, it work at various places along thi line and branches. In spite of all these men. work is progressing slowly. There will probably not be any larger number put on, however. The pay rcl- for this class of labor al ready runs a hundred thousand dollars more a month than it did two years ago on the same territory. The big trouDie is tnat tne men at work are foreigners. Good American labor is hard to get for railroad pur poses. The men get more than in other lin"s of work. The foreign labor is cheap, but it is expensive for all that. Officials estimate that one American is worth about three for eigners. There have been a number or na tionalities tried on this division. First Italians and then Greeks were tried. and both were unsatisfactory. Mexi cans are being most used now. They are the most satisfactory foreign labor the railroad men have round. The Mexican is inclined to arink and fight a little, but ne is no worse ana per haps better than the other fellows. He will do more work and ho is inclined to stick to his job pretty well. The ordinary Mexican will stay at I it about six months if ho can hold his Job that long. Then he wants to take trip back nome. ne win give nis foreman notice perhaps a month be forehand that he wants to leave for a visit with the "folks;" he is given a pass, and away he gees. As soon as he is "broke" he sends word that he wants to go to work again, and if there is anything to do. the railroad will haul him back. One thing that recont- nends a Mexican to the powers that be Is that he wants to bring his family with him his wife and children and cerhaps his uncle and his aunts, nieces and nephews besides. This tends to make him steadier. Men who bring their families are given positions with permanent stationary gangs. NO DECREASE IN SERVICE. Missouri Pacific Will Take Off No Trains Because of Two Cent Rate. Omaha, Neb., March 14. Superin tendent Bevington of the Missouri Pa cific railroad denied that his road In tended to take oft passenger trains be tween Kansas City and St. Louis be cause of the 2 cent fare agitation. WORK WELL BE SUSPPEXDED. Union Pacific General Manager Aban v dons Onajra Cutoff. Omaha, Neb., March 14. General Manager Mohler. of the Union Pacific, Grape-Nuts . To prove it, try for 10 days. "THERE'S A REASON." I NO TIRED 1 BRAINS I H If you eat H denied that his company is considering the transfer of Its headquarters from Omaha to some other city on account of recent legislation in- Nebraska, but declared that on account of the unfav orable outlook a policy of retrenchment has been inaugurated. He said orders were issued today stopping work on the Marysville cutoff In Kansas and also on a branch which is under construction in Colorado. Pre paration for the erection of a $1,000,000 headquarters building In Omaha was stopped several days ago. ' -A NEW PRIVATE CAR. Is Being Built for Mr. Hurley in To pe k a Shops. Gcnere.1 "Manager J. E Hurley of the Atchison, Toreka.at Santa Fe Is to have a new private car within a couple of months. This car is being built in the Topeka shops and it is expected that It will be completed and ready for use by Mr. Hurley about May lo This car which is one of several new ines which will be equipped up to date for the officials of the road, is the finest one now in service on the Santa Fe and will be one or the nest bust ness cars in the entire United States. The car will be of the same dimen sions as tne present business cars v.hich are in service on the Santa Fe. It will consist of seven compartments, There win be two state -rooms, one loom for the stenographer of the gen eral manager, a large observation room, a dining room, a. kitchen and a room for the porters. The interior of the car will be up to the standard of other large systems,, with the finest furnishings on the market. The car will be heated and lighted by elec tricity, the wiring for which is now beina- Installed. The number of the new. car will be No. 18. The old car of the general manaerer. which was formerly num bered 218 and later changed to No. 6 will be sent west to the., coast lines. where it will be uesd by I. L. Hibbard. general suierintondent of the coast lines at Los Aneeles. t- Another new business car is being built for President Ripley In the Pull man shops at Pullman, 111. This car will not be completed tor some time yet but will be one of the best cars on the Santa Fe and win surpass near v any other car in the country. This car will be over seventy feet in length VP TO PRESIDENT EDSOX. Boilermakers and Motive Superintend ent Fall to Reach Agreement. Pittsburg, Kan., March 14. The conference between the boilermakers of the Kansas City Southern shops and Mr. Galbraith, superintendent of mo- ive power, has been called off owing o the inability to reach an agreement. The matter wil Ibe sent by the con ference committee of the boilermakers to President Edson of the road,. with a view of reaching an agreement. ASK FOR LESS SPEED. Chicago Men Want Eighteen Hour Schedule Changed. Chicago. March 14. The New York Central and the Pennsylvania railroad companies will be petitioned by Chi cagoans to change their eighteen hour service between Chicago and New York to twenty hours . during the .winter months. The petition made its appear ance at the Midday club some days ago and is said to have received the in- orsement. of ..nearly 190 men who- use the fast service. It was Impossible to learn who" Is- sponsor "tor the movement; but rumor says it was the joint work of the president of a western railroad and corporation attorney. While a number of men acknowledged signing the petition a copy of U-could not be obtained nor could its contents be learned further than that it was merely a petition asking for the lengthening of the schedule two hours during the winter months." It was suggested to some or the sign ers that the recent accidents attributed to high speed had much to do with the movement, but this was indignantly denied, but they all admitted that In their opinion the safety of the passen gers would be enhanced by the length ening of the schedule. The action of the cold in causing the steel rails to contract and make them more liable o break on the curves was advanced as probable cause for the feeling of Un rest among the signers, and again they denied considering such a contingency, but in their general tone there was a we would feel much safer account hen discussing the additional two hours. President Mitchell of the Illinois Trust and Savings bank was the only one who was outspoken in regard to the matter. "I signed the petition because I thought it was a good thing," said Mr. Mitchell. "It was not likely either the Pennsylvania or the New, York Central would take the Initiative, as it might be construed as an act of weakness, so we ill send them a petition and they will have plenty of time to think it over be fore next winter. That Is all there is to it." BABY KILLED AT CHRISTENING. Infant Smothered by Bed Durlnc Festivity. Clothing Chicago, March 14. The christen- mg or Agnes siavm. a weeKs om, at ine resiuence ui nci j.CI.., Wood street, was followed a few hours afterwards by the child's accidental death. Among the neighbors who attended the christening festivities were four women who brought their babies along. After midnight Agnes was placed in bed, and because of the crowded con dition of the house the four other babies, somewhat older, were put to sleep with her. When Mrs. Slavin went to look at the children at 4 o'clock she found her baby had been smothered to death by the bed cloth ing. TEACHERS ASK LAW'S AID. Want Pension Statute Amended State Legislature. by Chicago, March 14. Chicago's pub lic school teachers have begun their active fight in Springfield for the pass age of amendments to the pension law which they assert will provide com forts In old age for every teacher who has. served the public for twenty-five years. White's Design Accepted. New Tork, March 14. The special committee to select a monument for th Prison ship martyrs has awarded the contract to a Brooklyn construction company. The contract price will ' be $172,000 and the monument will be erected at Fort Greene park. Brooklyn. It was designed by the late Stanford White and will be 200 feet high and constructed of white granite. The sec retary of war.WilHam H. Taft, is chair man of the commission. NEED OF STATE COAC'H Governor Hoch Will Recommend One - ior Ills Successor. "I did not ask the legislature to make any appropriatic for the purchase of horses, carriages or an automobile for the executive mansion," said Governor jnoch today, "but I want to say that snail recommend such a Durchase for my successor in office, whoever he may uv. naa Mr. .Harris been elected gover nor I would have urged that the uur- chase be made for him. The state ought to furnish its chief executive with some sort of a suitable conveyance. At all the state institutions the superintendent nas a carriage furnished by the state Out the governor of the state, who is called upon to entertain distinguished visitors at the capital, has none. "The state built a very fine $3,500 oarn at the executive mansion, and I suppose that had Mr. Bailey been re elected governor, he would have had a fine equipment for it, whether the state paid for it or not. But I do not feel that I can afford to buy for my use here in Topeka a conveyance which would be entirely unsuitable for me when retire from office, and go back to my humble life at Marion. I do expect to purchase some sort of a conveyance wnicn can be used for general purposes. but I am firmly of the opinion that the state should provide for Its governor in tne matter or carriages. "It should not be necessary for a man. to hold the office of governor, to be financially able to provide the carriages suitable to take cabinet officers, gover nors of other states, and other visitors to the executive mansion and about the city. Heretofore it has been necessary to hire any sort of a hack we were able to get hold of. Instead of having a car riage of our own to be used for state occasions." VOTERS MUST BE 23. :go Qualifications:. Cor Exercising the : Franchise in JJe Philippines. Washington. March 14. Secretary Taft's proposed visit to the Philippines in beptember to attend the opening of the first Philippine assembly has di rected attention toward the new legis lative body to be created Tor the islands. The assembly will consist of bl memoers apportioned on the basis of one delegate for each 9,000 persons and provision is made to increase the number to a total of 100. It will in a general way correspond to the Amerl can house of representatives, while the Philippine commission will correspond to the United .States senate, and the acts of the assembly must secure the approval of the commission before they become laws. Erections are to be held on July SO and Secretary Taft will start for the islands in August and the first assem bly will convene in September. Subse quent elections for the assembly are td be held on the first Tuesday arter the first Monday of November in odd num bered years, the delegates to hold of fice for two years. The election law of the Philippine islands requires that voters must be males 23 years of age, citizens of the Philippines. The Australian ballot system is to be used and heavy penalties are pre scribed for corrupt practices. ROSSVILLE APPEALS SUIT. Township Doesn't, Want to Pay Claim - - i; f .firldge Company. Rossville township has appealed to the Kansas supreme court from the de cision of the district court in the case which was brought against it by the Alma National bank, and the Leaven worth Bridge company. A $1,200 warrant issued by Rossvllle township when there was no money in the treasury Is the bone of contention. It was Issued to the Leavenworth Bridge company as the share pledged by Rossvllle township toward the cost of rebuilding the Rossvllle bridge. Wa baunsee county gave $9,300, Maple Hill township gave $2,500, and Shawnee county gave $2,000. When the $1,2C0 was presented for payment,. It was endorsed "not paid for want of funds." Then the bridge com pany sold ; the warrant to the Alma bank, but agreed to stand back of it if the township failed to pay it. The suit was therefore brought by the bank and the Bridge company against the town ship. Cures Piles Privately at Home With out Pafn or" Operation. TRIAL PACKAGE MAILED FREE. The result of an irritated membrane can not be cured with a knife, but by removing the cause of the irritation. What is a more natural cure than a strong and yet healing balm which will bring life back to the deadened tissues? This is the action of the Pyramid Pile Cure. The little sup- posltoriea melt away into the feverish itipmhrann heal t membrane heal the ulcers, remove the inflammation and swelling and bring back the rectum to its normal condi tion. The result is effected painlessly and without the loss of a moment's time from your daily duties. The treatment is applied at home, in the privacy of your own room. The remedy is our own preparation and our name is the guarantee of Its genuineness. Thousands of cases similar to the following might be cited to prove our claims. "I tried the sample of your cure you sent to me. I used it -and then bought a 50 cent box. The results were im mediate and surprising to me. I as sure you, I had been to a dozen of the best doctors and paid much money to them with no results whatever. I had this affliction for 20 years. I was in a hospital for a long time, and I left it physically broken down. I owe you a debt of gratitude. I believe that piles would be banished from humanity and become an unknown thing, were every one afflicted with them to but spend from 50c to $1.00 for Pyramid Pile Cure. Its speedy action also makes it extremely favorable for im patient people. I am yours sincere ly, George H. Bartlett, M&ttapan, Mass." No matter how badly you suffer from piles, we want to cure- you. If you will try a free package to prove its merits yourself, we will gladly send it to your name and address at once. We will leave it to you to decide whether you can afford to discontinue the treatment. Pyramid Drug Co., 84 Pyramid Bldg.. Marshall, Mich. All druggists sell the Pyramid Pile Cure, just the same as the sample, at B0 cents per box. Won't You Have Some? Perfetto Sugar Wafers are just made for ices a delicacy and a delight. A confection a des sert a wafer in one sweet package. Melt in the mouth and suggest another. Hi f fi1 Hi PERFETTO n Sugar Wafers provide a neces sary part of luncheons desserts afternoon teas. Sold in 10c and 25c sealed pack ages; Moisture-proof always fresh always ready. Ask your grocer for Perfetto Sugar Wafers. iQOSE-WlkES CRACKER & CANDY CO. Kansas City, U. S. A. ft FAMILIES OF 4 TO 6. Prof. Ross Thinks That Is About the Proper Number. Chicago, March 14. Small families have a new champion in the person of Prof. Edward A. Ross, the University f Wisconsin sociologist, who combats President Roosevelt's theory and lays down a novel argument for the re striction of the human race. He takes stand agains tthe popular views of hat he calls the "hobby riders" and maintains that the cause of the shrinkage in population "lies in the human will as influenced by certain factors which have their roots deep in the civilization of our times." These factors, he declares, are democracy, the emancipation of women, and the decay of religious beliefs. Restriction of the birth rate, he al leges, will have one result "that dwarfs all others," namely, that it will check population pressure, which, he asserts, is the principal cause of war, mass poverty, wolfish competition, and class conflct. "With restriction," he asserts, "so ciety will for the first time become master of Its destiny." The conclusion of his views, which are presented under the title. "West ern Civilization and the Birth Rate." in the current number of the Amerl- can Journal or sociology, issuea irom the University of Chicago press yester day, is as follows: "Restriction is a movement at the bottom salutary, and the undoubted evils in its train appear to be minor, or transient, or self-limiting, or cur able." Prof. Ross declares It Is a mistake to attribute the decline in the birth rate to the popular causes, as the com fortable celibacy of cities, the broad ening freedom of divorce, the post ponement of marriage, and others which he assigns to the "hobby riders." The effects of reducing the size of the average family. Prof. Ross states are: .A rising plane of comfort, a growth cf savings, a wider diffusion of ownership, a gain in longevity, a lessening of infant mortality, the ces sation of war, mass poverty, wolfish competition and class conflict. Prof. Ross, however, decries tne evils of "false" restriction and de clares the standard family should have from four to six children. DYING ON FIVE CENTS A DAY. "Telescope Man," Known to Nearly All Chicagoans, Destitute. Chicago, March 14. The man who is known to nearly all of Chicago, the aged epileptic who stood for years be hind a battered brass solaroscope in front of the city hall and the old coun ty building, is ill and destitute and almost at the point of starvation. The "telescope man" is the name by which he has been known to Chi cago for years and his brass imitation telescope has amused thousands of Chicago children and even grave and dignified bankers have squinted their eyes through the battered old instru ment "just to help the old man along." Mayor Dunne received a pathetic letter from the old fellow. Every mayor of the city for years has known the "telescope man" and has tossed him dimes and quarters. The letter to the mayor was not a begging letter. The "telescope man" is too proud for that. Work Is all that Is asked for. Work to keep soul and body together I rA a fi I and at any pay that can be given th old man. He says that at the present time he Is subsisting on 6 cents worth of food a day, which he purchases out of the supplies which are left over from th day's sales of one of the city's big' bakery establishments. ARBUCKLE TO SELL The Government Has Rendered His Ranch Unprofitable. Cheyenne. Wyo., March 14. John Arbuckle, the New York coffee kin. has ordered the manager of his bigf "P. O." ranch, containing 55.000 acres and lying north of this city, to sell the ranch at once, together with the stock, which consists of $125,000 worth of cattle and horses. The sale is due to the recent action of the federal government in forcing Arbuckle to tear down 45 miles ot fences touching on the government lands, and in the absence of land leasing law, Arbuckle has no place t. range his live stock. Arbuckle ha been offered $300,000 for tha property. THAT AWFUL GREEN BCG. Mr. Cobnrn Says It Thrives Mostly ori Board of Trade. "This green bug of which you speak," wrote Secretary F. D. Ccburn to a Kansas City commission firm which wired him for information con cerning the alleged greedy animal which is eating up Kansas wheat, "seems to thrive mostly on the boari of trade. I have seen nothing of him. Indeed, I might say that even If Mr. G. Bug should enter this office. I would probably fall to recognize him." la other words. Secretary Coburn thinks that the green bug scare is a creation of overheated speculative ten dencies, -which has no foundation la fact. "Therj has not been a thing come to this office." eald Secretary Coburn this r-iornlig, "to indicate that other than the most favorable conditions prevail concerning Kansas wheat. It has been said that this green bug, which Is a tiny, delicate little animal which multiplies with extraordinary rapidity, has been found In Texas and Oklahoma, but all information that I have from the southern Kansas border Indicates that it has not affected the wheat in that part of the state." The green bug puts the "fixings" to the tenler sprouts of wheat early In the season in very much the same way that the chinch bug works on the grain later in the season. SPEAKER DEFENDS MRS. EDDY. Director Sas She Does More Work Than in the Lnst Forty Years. Chicago, March 14. Septimus J. Hanna of Boston, one of the director of the Christian Science church, ad dressed 1.500 persons in the Second1 Church of Christ, Wrlghtwood and Pine Grove avenues, on "Christian Sci ence and the Bible." Mr. Hanna spoke at length on at tacks recently made on Mrs., Bddy. He said she was now doing more work than at any time in the last forty years and was in the enjoyment of the most excellent health and strength. He de livered a glowing eulogy on the char acter of the head of his faith. mm f