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THE TOPEKA. DAILY STATE JOUBNjIli1 TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 11, 1907.
A TP Is? (0) ft It is twice the size and less than one-half the cost of any brand of really good trans parent soap. A GOOD HARVEST. Wheat Conditions Better in Graham Than in 1900. Col. A. J. Rice, Who Has Thous ands of Acres, Talks. INJURY FR03I FROST. No Damage Has Been Caused the Grain by Drought. The Crop for the County Will Run About 18 Bushel?. Hfll City, Kan., June 11. Xoting in the Attvood Patriot a statement to the ffect that crops were almost totally destroyed In Graham county by a long protracted drouth, the writer, a rep resentative of the Journal, visited Hill City and called upon Col. A. J. Rice, a resident who has the distinction of being called the wheat king of Kan fas. Mr. Rice is not a communicative person and is rather adverse to notoi rietyr yet the writer by remarking, in cidentally, that he had heard it said that crops in Graham county were on the bum order, caused the gentleman to at once sit up and take notice. Mr. Rice said the report that the crops of this county are destroyed is a canard. At no time during the present spring has wheat been injured In the least by lack of moisture. The late severe frosts worked some injury to the wheat but that consists more in retarded growth than in any other way. The fact that no damage was caused by drouth is proven by the fact that the best and most promising wheat fields to be found in the county today are on the higher lands and that the most dam age has been sustained by fields situ ated on the lower or bottom lands, where crops are practically sub-irrigated. There the frosts were most severe and there is found the greatest damage. "At no time." continued Mr. Rice, "during the present year have I failed to find moist earth around and ad hering to the roots of the plants and speaking of the country In general, during the fifteen years in which . 1 have been engaged in wheat growing In western Kansas, I have sustained much more loss on my farms in Atch ison county and other eastern counties of- the state, from floods and excessive rainfall than from drouth in the west ern counties. Acre for acre my pro fits have been greater from my west ern lands than from those in the east ern portion of the state, I have thou sands of acres of wheat growing on Graham county soil and I anticipate that my yield of the coming harvest will be greater, than during either of the two years just past. "Alfalfa has been greatly damaged by the late frosts, but will yet make two good crops. - Fruit Is. of course, about all killed, but the prospects for corn are good, the young corn plants tiave not made much showing yet, but have been making root and with the warm weather, sure to come. I predict a rapid growth and a good crop. "The county has been favored with AW T21 QimPrx?ces3 CMCAGOy 1)H m sne looks torward to the hour when she shall feel the exquisite thrill of motherhood with indescribable dread and fear. Every woman should know that the danger, pain and horroi of child-birth can be entirely avoided by the use of Mother's Friend, scientific liniment for external use only, which toughens and renders piiaDie all tne pares, ana assists nature in its sublime work. By its aid thousands of women have passed this great crisis in perfect safety and without pain. Sold at ti.co per ; bottle by druggists. Our book of priceless : value to all women sent free. Address GSF1ELB REGULATOR OOm At I ant m. Bm, i ait-? ?- It is transparent so dear that you can read through it. It lathers freely in all Kinds of water. For use in hard water its strong est point. Women say there is nothing "iBnnk. nual washing the hair. Made from the whitest, purest and best vegetable oils oils that you can eat. Estab lished 1839 copious rains and it is- also the talk of the farmers who spare time to come to town, that the coming harvest will be one of from fifteen to twenty bush els per acre." tXK SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH. A Sixty Thousand Iollar Three Story Building at Concordia. Concordia. Kan.. June 11 Contractors here . and elsewhere are now making estimates on plans prepared by a Kan sas City architect, for a chapel, to be known as Sacred Heart chapel for a home for the Sisters of St. Joseph, that is to be built at once at the convent adjoining it on the -east and designed to be the center building of which the present building will be the west wing. The blue prints show that the new chapel will be a most magnificent and elaborate structure and it is estimated that the building, without any interior furnishings, will cost anywhere from SSO.000 to $75,000. It will be larger than the present west wing, will be built of brick and trimmed with cut stone and it will be 56 feet wide, 164 feet deep and SO feet high, making a most im posing structure. The plans show three stories. ABSTRACTORS AT COLBY. Northwest Kansas Members to Meet In Convention June 12. Colby, Kan.. June 11. The first an nual convention of the abstracters of northwest Kansas will meet in Colby Jrne 12. The progiamme as arranged is as. follows: W. B. Ham of Stockton will deliver an address. "Abstract Work from Attorney's Viewpoint," followed by an address by I. W. Crumly of Col by. "The Importance of an Abstract," followed by H. W. Oshant of Hayes City on "Irresponsible Competition: How to Overcome It." Other talks will be made by J. J. Dalton of Mankato, George W. Keys of Oberlin. E. W. Voorhis of Russell, H. M. Thiel of Col by, W. C. Whipp of Concordia, George C. Round of Smith Center, H. M. Poe of Norton, W. A. Smith of Oberlin and Thoa. P. Leonard oi uooaianu. OILING TH1.1H STREETS. Experiment at Elk City Successful, But Fragrance Disagreeable. Elk City, Kan.. June 11. This city is trvlne the experiment or oilea streets. An oil tank on wheels with a team of mules on the end and a nose ana Fnrinkler on the rear end. started the oiling under the supervision of Mayor Baker and Street commissioner ciin gan. The work progressed quite rapid ly, so that by noon Main street from the Elk hotel to the Christian church had been liberally sprinkled with the stuff that made John Rockefeller rich an-1 famous. The smell of the on is a trifle disagreeable, but the experiment will be a success. The Jury Failed to Agree. Junction City. Kan., June 11. City Marshal Pritchett and Policeman Quil ling of this city were tride in a justice court here Monday afternoon on the charge of entering a business place last week without -first having pro cured search and seizure papers and with "havlnjr forced an entrance. The jury failed to agree. A Woman Jolntist to Jail. " Coffeyville, Kan., June 11. Judge Flannelly, in the district court of this county, sentenced Mrs. M. J. Wade of this city to six months in the county jail and to pay a fine of $250 for vio lation of the prohibition law. Mrs. Wade has been in jail several times on this charge. Xa the joy of the household, for without it no happiness can be complete. How weet the picture of mother and babe, angels smile at and commend tha thoughts and aspirations of the mother bending over the cradle. The ordeal through which the expectant mother must pass, how ever, is so full of danger and suffering that RAILROAD British Investors Hare Faith in American Railways. High Compliment Paid to Man agement of Santa Fe.' MR. FLEMING TALKS. Tells of Great Work Ac complished by Mr. Bipley. Other Items of Interest to Railway People. Faith In American railroads and the methods adopted In their operation on the part of foreign financial Interests seems to be constantly Increasing. The conduct of some roads at least has been such as to win the strongest ap probation. At the recent annual meeting of the Investment Trust Cor poration, Limited, In London, Robert Fleming, chairman of the company, in publicly, discussing the matter, re ferred particularly to the manage ment of the Santa Fe, regarding which he said: "The new company started with a heritage of distrust from a former management which embodied all the evils of the old time, but with a new head in the person of E. P. Ripley, formerly vice president of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, where his reputation for ability and Integrity had been firmly established. A stipulation in its new constitution was that its ac counts should be audited by account ants of standing and repute, the firm selected being Price, Waterhouse & Co. We may, therefore, take Its annual reports and accounts for that period of ten years as showing Its true his tory. "What do they show? 1. They show that during that period ending June iu, lsub, the net earnings were over 20,000,000 and the dividends under 13,000,000. Would a holder of Eng lish railway stock on such a recprd have lodged a caveat against exces sive distribution? 2. They show that during that period no preferred or or dinary capital has been issued. 3. They show that during that period the company has never had a dollar of floating debt, nor during the last seven years had less than 4?1. 200,000 stand ing on deposit with banks or trust companies. The bankers of Entrlish railways would. I think, tell a differ ent tale. 4. They show that during tnat time no Don a nas been sold bear ing a high rate of Interest, and that the discount and bankers' commission on the entire amount has not exceed ed 5 per cent. One hundred and one million dollars has been added to the bonded debt. That seems a large amount, but small when the results or the expenditure are considered. "Instead of Its main line ending In a desert, its lines now extend from Chi cago to San Francisco. Its mileage has Increased from 6,444 miles to 9.527 miles. Its engines from 962 to i.33. Its cars from 28.629 to 45,347 Its earnings from $30,621,230 to $81.- 344.859. Its surplus revenue in 1897 was little more than enough to pay fixed charges, while in 1906 the sur plus beyond all interest charges was is,so,uuu. RIVAL OF THE ORIENT. Rio Grande-Sierra Madre Will Divide Rich Territory. Mexico City, Mexico, June 11. The Rio Grande, Sierra Madre and Pacific Railroad Company, since its recent reorganization, has taken hold of the proposition to extend its line to the Pacific coast of Mexico with energy H. R. Nickerson, formerly vice nreRl- dent of. the Mexican Central, has been placed in charged of construction. He has just finished an inspection trip over that portion of the route from Chocolate pass to Santa Elena. The road will connect w-ith the Chi- nuanua and Pacific at Santa Elena, and the contract calls for completion to that point within twelve months. It is reported that Ryan interests are back of Col. W. C. Greene in the building the extension . The pre diction is made by those who are ac quainted with the financial affairs of the company under its reorganiza tion that the-road will be the first to accomplish the great feat of building across the rugged Sierra Madras in the more northern parts of the re public. It will be a direct competi tor for trans-continental business with the Kansas City, Mexico anS Orient. It for some distance will divide with the former road a rich territory that was originally intended, to belong ex clusively to the Orient. In order to reap the earliest possible benefit of through traffic to and from the coast the extension will make connection with the Southern Pacific's line that is now being built down the west coast. An outlet will thus be obtain ed to the ports of Guaymas, Topolo bampo and Mazatlan. Reports have been current in Mexi co that the Rock Island-Frisco inter ests are in control of the Rio Grande, Sierra Madre and Pacific. The evi dences and circumstances Indicate, however, that such Is not the case and that the road is an entirely indepen dent property. It promises to become a very prominent factor in the traffic situation in north westetrn" Mexico. " A GREAT WORK AT OMAHA. Union Pacific Cutoff Involves Stupend ous Tasks. . Omaha. June 11. The Omaha cutoff on the Union Pacific involves some very heavy earthwork. The line is being built under the name of the South Omaha & Western railway. It begins about three miles west of the Union station at Omaha and strikes the main line again at Lane, Neb. The distance is about 23 miles by the old line and only 14mUes by the new line. Within less tnan 12 miles there are 3,000,000 cubic yards of excavation, and three of the largest embankments involve the handling of more than 2, 500,000 cubic yards of material. The largest of these embankments contains 1,400.000 cubic yards, and the height from the ground line to the subgrade runs from 60 to 89 feet. The longest is over a mile in length, crossing the val ley of Big Papillion creek. To cross, the valley of Little Papillion creek requires a bank 3,000 feet long, while the one across Hell creek valley is 2.500 feet. These valleys are flat and nearly level, and the creeks are not large, but both the Papillion valleys have been at various times entirely covered with water five feet deep. Hell creek valley is sharp and steep and drains an area subject to sudden and high floods. This has made neces sary ample provision for openings to carry off all water that might collect at flood times. In making these.. em- bankments the method has Been to dump from the- top of - the temporary trestles built to the full height of tiie elevation. , From the three .great' cuts 2,500,000 cubic yards have been excavated. In one cut, with an extreme depth of 87 feet, 2,000,000 - cubic yards of material was moved. This cut is a mile long and more than 400 feet wida at the top. Four railways are crossed by steel bridges. About 66 per cent of the work Is done, and it is expected that track-laying will be commenced in November. The line will be double track, laid with 90 pound rails. By the heavy expenditures on this line the railway obtains a sav ing of nine miles in distance and more favorable grades and curvature than on the original line. DIFFER OX 31 AIL PAY RULE. Postmaster and President Have Oppo site Views on Subject. Washington, June 11. The railroad interests are said to have succeeded in convincing Postmaster General Meyer that an Injustice has been done them in the matter of compensation for transporting the mails, and it is said that he would like to find a way to ap ply a remedy. After listening to oral arguments and after carefully fctudying the written argument which was so ably prepared by some of the bright est traffic and legal lights in. .the rail way world, the postmaster general is said to be convinced . that the new method of computing . the average weight of mall carried on the various routes which was ordered by his prede cessor Is unjust, if not illegal, under the provisions of the law as it now stands. So firmly does he believe this that his friehds think that in the end he will rescind the order of Mr. Cortelyou, whereby an annual loss to the railroads of fully 14 per cent would occur. It is also stated in administration circles that Mr. Meyer's views upon the sub ject are not entertained by the presi dent, who is anxious to have the Cor telyou order put into effect. It is more than likely that the president's . Ideas will prevail, as the question is largely one of Interpretation of the law and its settlement one way or the other does not involve a moral principle or obligation. OKLAHOMA EMPIRE PLANS. Its Line Through Territory Will Be Extensive. Granite, Ok., June 11. Thomas L. Eggleston Jr. says that the length of the Oklahoma Empire Railway, to be built in Oklahoma and - Indian Terri tory, is estimated at 500 miles. There may also be extensions in other states. He says that the region through which the line will run includes rich mineral deposits, such as coal, cement, talc, lead, kaolin, oil and fire clay. The country is also most fertile, pro-. ducing cotton, corn, oats and other grain. In the eastern part of the In dian Territory there is heavy timber. The contract has' been' let to New York parties, and the present engineer in charge is J. W. Rider. The direc tors are: Thomas. LT Eggleston Jr., president: Roy FVederick Paschall, vice president; Harroll S. Christian, secretary; A. M. Spears, assistant sec retary; Paul F. Slayton, treasurer; all of Granite Ok. ...... IN A FIGHT FOR TRAFFIC, Frisco and Midland Valley. Are Rivals in Indian Territory., Tulsa, I. T... June 1. The Midland and the Frisco are now at the com mencement of a war'fortontrol of pas senger' and freight -traffic between Tulsa and the Glenji .oil field . that promises to be .interesting. Recently the Midland Valley completed a spur from Jenks to the" center of the oil field, establishing a, station known as "Glenpool." With the completion of the spur cams' an iiourly motor ser vice between Tulsa and the field. Now comes the Frisco with an an nouncement that it will loop through the very heart of the field, starting from Sapulpa, and -will also establish hourly motor service - between Tulsa and the field. ELECTRIC BAGGAGE TRUCKS. Pennsylvania Is Using Them About Railway Stations. Electric baggage trucks are being developed by the Pennsylvania for use abcut railway stations. Three dis tinct types have been built, whose operation is closely watched to bring out the best arrangement. One of thse has proved, so far, to be more serviceable than the others. This, in general appearance, is similar to the familiar station truck. Is is operated by one man, who steers it, with a tongue, in the usual way. The handle is connected by reach rods to bell cranks carrying the two front wheels as in the common auto mobile construction. ADMITTED THE ASSAULT. Three Frontenac Men Fined for Beat ing the Preachers. Pittsburg, Kan.. June 11. Wayne Applegate, Dennis Veronda and E. Hussie were arrested ' Monday after noon, charged with assault upon the Rev. J. M. Primrose and the Rev. A. K. Berkstresser, seekers of evidence in the joint injunction cases for Attorney General Jackson, in Frontenao a few days ago. The men pleaded guilty and were fined $25 and costs, which they paid. The Rev. Mr. Primrose and the Rev. Mr. Berkstresser are the men who were arrested in Frontenac for having liquor, which they had bought in joints, in their possession. They were charged with bootlegging at the Insti-, gation of the jointists and upon their release from custody they were attack ed at the Frontenac depot. . Mrs. McHenry Quits Wichita. 'Wichita, Kan.. June 11. Myra Mc Henry, the antisaloon crusader, left Monday afternoon for Severy, Kan., to live. She says she will leave Wichita alone hereafter, saloons or no saloons. No matter what the death cer tificate says, the fundamental cause of one-half the deaths re corded is constipation. Cure yourself of the habit by eating daily WHEAT FLAKE CELERY which is made from the whole grain of the wheat' berry. - 83 to cents a package. ; For sale by all Grocers IF , , this competitive age and when of ample ' character it places its fortunate . -possessor in the front ranks of -: The Well Informed of tho 3Vorld. . A vast fund of personal knowledge is really essential to the achievement of the . highest excellence in any field of human effort. 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As its pure laxative principles, obtained from Senna, are well known to physicians and the Well Inlormed or the world to be the best we have adopted the more elaborate name of Syrup of ; Figs and hJixir or Senna as more fully descriptive of the remedy,' but doubtless it will always be called for by the shorter name of Syrup of Figs and to get its beneficial LOUISVILLE, KY. LISTS OF THE KANSAS FAIRS. Allen County Agricultural society; Frank'B. Smith, secretary, Iola; Aug ust 27-30. Barton County Fair association: W. P. Feder, secretary. Great Bend; Sep tember 10-13. Brown county The Hiawatha Fair association: J. D. Weltmer, secretary, Hiawatha, September 3-6. Butler County Fair association'. W. F. Benson, secretary. El Dorado; Aug ust 27-31. Butler county Douglass Agricul tural society; , C -B. Alger, secretary, Douglass; September 12-14. Chautauqua county Hewina Park and Fair association: W. M. Jones, sec retary, Cedar Vale. Clay county Fair association: Walter Puckey, secretary. Clay Center; Sep tember 3-6. Clay county Wakefield Agricultur al society: Eugene Elkins, secretary, Wakefield; October 2-4. N Cloud County Fair association: W. Li. ..McCarty, secretary, Concordia; September 24-27. Coffey County Agricultural Fair as sociation: S. D. Weaver, secretary, Burlington; September 9-13. Cowley County Agricultural and Live Stock association: Frank W. Sidle, secretary. Wlnfleld; October 1-4. Cowley county Eastern Cowley County fair: W. A. Bowden, secretary, Burden; September. Dickinson County Fair association: H. C. Wann, secretary, Abilene; Oc tober 2-4. Finney County Agricultural society: A. H. Warner, secretary. Garden City. Elk County Agricultural Fair asso ciation: E. B. Place, secretary. Gren ola; September 25-27. Ford County Agricultural society: Nicholas Mayrath, secretary. Dodge City; September 4-7. Franklin county Agricultural so ciety: Carey M. Porter, secretary, Ot tawa; September 3-7. Greenwood county air association: C. H. Weiser, secretary. Eureka; Aug ust 20-23.. . , - Haroer county Anthony Fair as sociation: L. G. Jennings, secretary, Anthony; August 6-9. Harvey County Agricultural society: J. C. Mack, secretary, Newton; Sep tember 24-27. Jefferson County Fair association: Frank Leach, secretary, Oskaloosa. Linn County Fair association: P. S. Thorne, secretary. Mound Cityr Oc tober 1-4. Marshall County air association: R. W. Hemphill, secretary, Marys ville; October 1-4. McPherson County Agricultural 'air association: H. A. Rowland, secretary,, McPherson; September 2-7. Miami County 'Agricultural and Me chanical Fair association: Gee. R. Reynolds, secretary. Paola; October 1-4. Mitchell County Agricultural asso ciation: Ira .N. Tice, secretary, Belolt; October 2-5. , Montgomery county Cofreyvllle Fair and Park association: A. B. Hol- loway, secretary, Coffeyville; August 13-16. Nemaha County Fair association: Chas. H. Herold, secretary, Seneca; September 11-13. Neosho county tjnanute jp-air ana Improvement association: A. E. Tlm pa'n. secretary, Chanute; August 20-24. Ness County Agricultural associa tion: Thos. RIneley, secretary, Ness City; September 11-13. Ness county utica air ana Agri cultural association: R. C. Webster, jr., secretary, Utica. Norton County Agricultural asso ciation: M. F. Garrity, secretary, Nor ton: Ausrust 2 7-30. Osage County Fair association: F. E. Burke, secretary, Burlingame; Sep tember 3-6. Reno county Central Kansas Fair association: A., L. Sponsler, secretary, Hutchinson; September 16-21. Republic County Agricultural asso ciation: W. R. Wells, secretary, Belle ville; September 10-13. , Rice County Agricultural and Live Stock association: F. L. Goodson. sec retary. Sterling; September 10-14. Rooks County Fair At Stockton, Sept. 10 to 13. Riley County Agricultural Society Aug. 20 to 23. W. B. Craig( secretary, Riley. 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Poison, secre tary, Fredonia; August 6-9. His Defense. Mr. Redfreckle was sued for breach of promise. "You ought to be ashamed of yourself," said the Judge. "My lord, it was on account of my strong attachment that I fooled the girl. Suppose I had married her and she died; my life would be bathed in gloom. I thought about the matter, and I looked at the girl and mused. 'Suppose you were to become my wife and die; I should be stricken with sadness.' I can't stand anything like that. My brother married some time ago, and his wife died, and since then he has-been unfit for business." "But the young lady, sir," continued the judge, "is in remarkably good health and the chances are that she will live longer than you will." . ' "Yes; and that was another objec tion, my lord. Suppose I were to marry For a Bang-up Time i take five cents to the grocery and ask for Kara contests of . are made. 7: 1 3 NEW YORK.N.Y Leave "Topeka 4:80 A. M. 4:0f A. M. 0:60 A. M. 8:00 A. M. S:B6 P. M. S:I3 P. M. 7:28 P. M. 7:88 P. AI. Return In e Lv. Kans City 8:05 A. M. S:85 A. M. 11:00 A. M. 11:20 A. M. 6 .10 P. M. 10:00 P. M. 10:16 P. M. 10:30 P. M. KANSAS CITY DOUBLE TRACK-NO STOPS FAST TIME. Ticket Offices First and Kansas AtC, and 831 North Knnsas Ave. her and die. Widow! "' Why,- the word has a sad sound! I don't want to be instrumental in making, anybody a widow." But the Jury gave a verdict for 100 in favor of the girl. Tit-Bits. Fire Destroys Household Goods. Weir City. Kan.. June 11. The household goods of J. P. Whealan. Frisco agent, were destroyed -Monday night by fire, thought to be due either to gas or electric wiring. An Even Affair. A Missouri lawyer tells of an assault and battery case that was recently tried in a Kansas City court. To the first "witness called the presid ing magistrate put this question: "Why did you not go to the aid of the defend ant when the fight occurred?" 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