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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 14, 1907.
3 TOMORROW AND MONDAY I will sell any. trimmed hat in my store at ONE-HALF PRICE They are all tastefully trimmed and all stylish up-to-date shapes. . Miss M, 711 Kansas Avenue RAILROAD NEWS. AH Low Fares Are Withdrawn by Roads., No Concessions Until Fights on 2 Cent Fare Are Settled. PRESIDENTS DECIDE. Corporations Combine to Push War on New Statutes. Other Items of" Interest to Railway People. E. BrooKs Upstairs Over Palace IS FIRST CLASS. Hutchinson Postoffiee Mores a Notch Higher. Receipts of the Past Year Have Been Exceedingly Good. ONLY THREE BESIDES Topeka, Kansas City and Atchi son Are the Others. Means a Night Window Open and More Clerks. Hutchinson. Kan., June 14. The Hutchinson postoffiee will be a post office of the first class beginning July 1, a half month away. When the re ceipts of an office at the end of the year ending March 31 are equal to $40,000 the office is made first class on Julv 1 following. A year ago March 31 the office here lacked about S600 of having enough receipts to make it a firet class office. This year, on March 31, however, the receipts exceed 1 15.000 for lhe year and Hutchinson easily goes into the list of cities of the first class. There are but four first class offices in Kansas, these being Kansas City, with a population of nearly 100,000, Topeka, with 4 2,000 population, and Atchison with about 18,000 population. Leavenworth, Pittsburg, Coffey ville. Ft. Scott and Parsons all have more people than Hutchinson has but the postoffiee doesn't do the business that thin one does. Postmaster H. M. Stewart has asked for two more clerks, to go to work on July 1. The receipts entitle him to these assistants and It is to "be hoped that they, will be allowed by the post office department. If the new clerks are secured this will be made a night office, with the general delivery win dows open all night long. This would be a great convenience to the patrons of the office who need to get mail at anv time of the night. . There is an increase In salaries coming to the clerks and carriers in the office with the change which comes on July 1. The new postoffiee bill, passed at the last session of con gress, raises the carriers and clerks, both- The rural carriers also get an increase from J720 a year to $900 a year. The raise is a substantial one and is pleasing to the employes of the office. LIGHTNING ROD SWINDLERS. An Old Graft With Eew Changes Turns Vp at Fort Scott. Fort Scott, June 14. David Ens minger in company with a number of other men In this section of the state is trying to stop payment on notes he gave for lightning rods. They seem to have been flimflammed on an entirely new deal In that old flimflam game. The deal happened some time ago but now the suits on the notes have come up and they are trying. to prevent their collection. A man came to Knsminger's house and represented himself as an agent for an insurance company. He also sold lightning rods. These he put up and insured the barn or house. In the case of Mr. Ensminger it was the barn. He signed a contract to put up the lightning rod and insure the barn for a very small sum of money, promising to board that sum out. He said it was necessary to do this, because he wanted to get contracts with Ensmin ger's neighbors and he wanted to point out to them the work he had done at Ensminger's. Mr. Ensminger, seeing ' an oppor tunity to get his barn insured and wir ed, or rodded, as the agents say made the contract. The contract embodied all the agreements they had entered into and everything seemed to be sat isfactory. The man went away and another man came in his place, ex amined the contract, tore It up and then asked Mr. Ensminger to sign a note for the sum. This he did. think ing It was the same as the contract. The note turns up in the hands of an "Innocent'1 third party and can be col lected. Mr. Ensminger Is fighting the collection of the note. Cavalry Horses Shipped. Chanute, June 14. Chas. Harkness shipped a car of 25 cavalry horses to the United States government at St. Louis last evening. It Is seldom now that cavalry horses can be secured In this section owing to the rigid inspec tion made by the government and the low price which is paid for animals. The war department specifies $142.50 aa the maximum to be paid for horses, CAUGHT AT WEBB CITY. Wrong Food Makes Invalids Little Quirks and Ails are Nature's Mild Requests to Right Some Wrong One must Heed the Complaint or . Pay the Penalty Modern folks have discovered a way to recover by proper selection of food and drink. Look carefully into the health of the individual who knows that "coffee don't hurt me" and you are almost sure to find some physical ail or functional disturbances perhaps muddy complexion, weak eyes, incipient heart failure; kidney, Jiver or. bowel disorders; or some form of weakness that shows plainly enough the cry for relief sent up from some organ of the body. Dismissal of coffee and change to Postum brings re lief and shows clearly that coffee .hinders digestion. Failure in digestion means lack of good red blood and therefore a lack of food for the nerve centers. Removal of the cause will allow Nature to right herself, and Postum contains Phosphate of Potash, Albumen, etc., from the field grains which unite to form the delicate gray matter of the nerves throughout the body. Long boiling (see directions on package) brings out the rich flavor and snappy coffee taste free from the nerve-racking drug caffeine in coffee. - A io-days' test of Young People Who Eloped From Deering at Home Again. Coffeyvllle. June 13. Arthur McKib ben now occupies a cell in the city Jail having been brought here from Webb City, Mo. Miss Dixie Vaughan, the young Deering girl with whom he elop ed less than two weeks ago, is at her Dome near Deering. McKibben will probably be arraigned before Judge Rice and until that time will be held in jail here. The girl will remain at the home of her parents. McKibben and the Vaughan girl left Deering together on Friday, May 31, and passed through Coffeyvllle the same evening on their way to Missouri. They were traced to Jopiin. then to Monnett Mo., and from there on to Fort Smith by the father of the young woman. At Fort Smith all trace of them was lost until last Saturday evening 'when the chief of police received a message from the police department at Webb City stating that the young people were there. McKibben has a wife whose home Is In onway Springs. He was a brake- man on the Missouri Pacific and had a run between Coffeyvllle and that place. Mrs. McKibben has been spending much of her time since the elopement at the Vaughan home near Deering. STATE FEDERATION GROWS. PST0M is worth while! 'There's a Reason" Organizer II, M. Walker,. Returns from a Successful Tour. Wichita. June 14. At the head quarters of the Kansas State Federa tion of Labor it was learned that Or ganizer Henry M. Walker has just returned from a trip to Coffeyvllle, Pittsburg and other points, in which he claims much interest is being man- uestea in tne matter or sending dele gates to the Topeka convention in August. He says his meetings at Coffeyville and Pittsburg were all that could be desired and that he found many of the different unions had elected delegates during the past week. In Pittsburg he divided time with the organizer of the Farmers' union before the central la bor body and both were given great attention. Mr. Walker claims that the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Join ers of America will place one of their general salaried organizers in the Kan sas field soon and that the American Federation of Labor will place anoth er salaried organizer In Kansas with in the next thirty days. HIS DEATH AVAS SUDDEN. Jointist Stricken With Heart Disease While En Route to Jail. A couple of Logan boys by the name of Francis were brought to the hub last Thursday evening, to serve a jail sen tence" of 30 days for being drunk and disturbing the peace. The boys told where they had secured the fire water, and their father caused a warrant to issue for a Mr. Aumer. When the con stable started to bring Aumer to this city and while on the road short dis tance from Logan, the accused booze vender had a sudden attack of heart failure and died before the officer knew what was the matter with him. The coroner was summoned to hold an in quest. Phillipsburg News. GOVERNMENT BY COMMISSION. Petitions for the Galveston Plan Signed by Wichita Voters. Wichita, Kan., June 14. Petitions for a special election to vote for a gove! n ment by commission in Wichita have been signed by 10 per 'cent of the voters of the city. Persons who are against the present independent administration are supporting the movement. Big Caney Realty Deal. Caney, Kan., June 14. The old Bartles corner here which was sold at master's S'"e at Independence last week and which brought $11,500, was sold again this week, the Home National bank buying twenty-five feet of the corner and Brown & Boren and John Todd buy ing the remainder of the lot. The cor-, ner at the last sale brought 14.300. The two purchasers of the corner will begin building at once and by far the finest building In Caney will be erected there. Epworth League -for Emporia. Emporia, Kan., June 14. The annu.il convention of the Emporia district c.t the Epworth . League will be held !u Emporia next year. The. convention for this year closed a three days' session at Lebo Wednesday. About 200 dele gates were present, including the two delegations from the two "M. E. churches in Emporia. , Caught aS Pound Bass.' Dr. J. R. Cowdery, an expert angler of Lyons, an old friend of the Stone brothers, has been here the past week picking the bass out of our lakes. On Friday he and Hute Case went up on the water ditch lake and in a few hours caught 35 pounds. The largest weighed 5 pounds. On Monday Dr. Cowdery and Scott Rubert wrent up to J. B. Fair- ley's lake and made another big haul. Medicine Lodge Index. Chicago, June 14. At a conference yesterday of presidents and other ex ecutive officers of the leading railroads In Illinois and other states, . it was decided that no special reductions in rates shall be made until the courts have decided whether the 2 cent fare laws recently enacted are valid. The presidents of the railroads agreed to Immediately notify their at torneys to confer and decide . at the earliest date possible upon the manner in wnicn test cases shall be instituted and prosecuted in the courts, to de termine the constitutionality of the 2 cent tare laws of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska. Arkansas and Mis- sourl. The general allegation of the railroads will be that a maximum rsite of 2 cents per mile is unreasonably low; that it does not give them 'iue compensation for the service perform ed and therefore the laws fixing that rate as a. maximum , are .unconstitu tional. The only big railway systems hav ing lines in Illinois which were not represented at the conference of presi dents were the New Tork Central nnd Pennsylvania, but the other lines are confident they will fully cooperate with them in the policy of refusing to make any reductions in rates pending tha decision of the , courts aa to the con stitutionality of the 2 cent' fare laws. A joint meeting of passenger officials of . the lines in the central, western, and southwestern passenger associa tions was held yesterday to consider the question of granting reduced rates. The action taken by the presidents at their noon-day conference solved the problem for the general passenger agents, and at their afternoon session they voted unanimously to cancel the ialf rates which have been granted to clergymen and all other persons engag ed exclusively In religious or charita ble work, and to refuse all applications for reduced rates for conventions, ti campments, reunions, and other events. Among the applications for reduced rates was that presented by the Chi cago Commercial association for its 'merchants' meetings" here. H. C. Barlow, executive director, and a com mittee of the association asked th-5 railroads to grant the usual rats of one and one-fifth fares for the round trip for merchants coming here to at tend the meetings, if the roads decid ed to maintain their interstate rates on the present basis of 3 cents per mile, and a rate of one and one-half fares for the round trip if they reduced their rates to a basis- of 2 cents per mils. . While expressing sympathy with the plans of the Chicago Commercial asso ciation, and admitting that granting the reduced rates to merchants wouid result In increased business for the railroads!, as well as for Chicago, the general passenger agents declined to make - an exception to their new rule by giving reduced rates for "mer chants' meetings." They will not be granted for similar meetings in other cities, except by the eastern trunk lines for "merchants' meetings" In New Tork. . If the courts declare that the 2 cent fare laws are unconstitutional the rail roads will resume their practice of mivin; reduced rates, so general pas senger agents say, t but they declare that It wouia prejuuu-o men .ax3 .Via nnrr 1 f thev were to voluntarily make reduced rates while contending that a basis of z cents per mue ia un reasonably low., STOPS EVASION OP RULING. Interstate Commission Condemns Plan for Teachers' Tickets. Thn interstate commerce commis sion hurled a bomb among the west ern railroads yesterday in the form of a declaration that the plan adopted by them for selling and validating tickets issued at reduced rates on ac rmint of the National Educational association "is simply a transparent evasion" of previous rulings of the commission. , The ruling may kill the organization of educators. When the commission was asked for a ruling some time ago as to the legal right of the railroads to collect S2 as membership fee for the asso ciation In addition to the rate made for transportation, the commission stated that It would be Illegal for the j I L111 UHUO lU'lJa; tv. . " ........ . i t .... . ' .r part of the amount collected as the price of a ticket. The commission al so stated that the' railroads might lawfully make reduced rates on the certificate plan for members of the association and refuse to validate the return coupons of tickets unless the purchaser presented a certificate that he or she had paid a fee of $2 for membership in the association. In accordance wltn this ruling, the western roads made a rate of one fare for the round trip to Los Angeles, open to anybody, but with the stipula tion that coupons would not be vali dated for return passage unless with them were presented certificates that the association had received a membership fee of $3 on each. The roads offered to validate return coupons at either Los Angeles, where the annual meeting of the association will be held, next month, or at San Francisco.' The association has no way of col lecting fees to defray its expenses ex cept through the railroads, and if they are prohibited from taking any ae tion to -insure the payment of such fees the association probably will be forced to dissolve. Officera of the as sociation have asked for a conference with the interstate commission, in the hope of securing from it a ruling which will permit the railroads to help it collect, membership fees. The western roads will not take any action changing their present arrangements until notified of the result or the con ference between the officers of the as sociation and the interstate commerce commission. " With very few excep tions, all the eastern railroads are op posed to acting any any way as col lection agents for the National Edu cational association, and are secretly rejoicing over the latest ruling of the commission against the plan adopted by the lines in the Transcontinental Passenger association . to aid the or ganization of educators. AN INTERESTING REPORT, H. J. Small Shows Increase in Size and Power of Equipment. An Interesting report has been pre pared by H. J. Small, general superin tendent of motive power on the South ern Pacific, showing how great has been the Increase in the size and power of the equipment of American railroads. In the last thirty years the standard locomotive on tire Southern Pacific has inpreased 175.000 pounds in weight. The tractive power of the engines has in creased from 11,000 pounds to 43,305 pounds for the heavy consolidated type of engine, making the locomotive of to day four times as powerful as those of twenty-five years ago. Freight cars have Increased as much in carrying capacity and strength. The weight of that vehicle has increased from 22,000 pounds to 42,000 pounds, and its carrying capacity from 20,000 pounds to 100,000 pounds. The length of the freight car has grown from 27 feet to 40 feet. In the last quarter of a century pas senger coaches have increased 26 feet in length and 2 feet in width.. Their seat ing capacity has been increased from 32 to 70 passengers, and their height has been increased from 10 feet 9 inches to 14 feet 2 Inches. The weight of the coach has been increased fourfold, Its safety being augmented thereby to the same extent. The increase in the carry ing capacity of cars, both freight and passenger, has ' been increased to a much greater extent than the mere number of cars In use would Indicate. ORIENT INVESTS IN LOTS. Closes Another Big Deal for Wichita Business Site. Wichita, Kan., June 14. Fourteen more lots on East Douglas avenue were purchased yesterday by the Kan sas City, Mexico and Orient railway. at a cost of $32,500, which brings the total cost of property bought by this company in the vicinity .of the St. Louis and San Francisco passenger station, to over $50,000. This gives the company practically all the property facing Douglas ave nue between Mosley and Washington avenues, on the south side of Doug las avenue. The lots for which deeds were recorded yesterday morning are Nqs. 43 and 45, Douglas avenue, and lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17 and 19 Mosley avenue. The records show that this property was owned by C O. Beymer and Myra Beymer and the sale' price was $26, 500. Another lot purchased was No. 4 7, Douglas avenue, Emil Werner be ing the- owner. . This one lot brought $6,000. '-,:.'." Officials of the Orient railway have confirmed the report that the company proposed to own sufficient property on Douglas and Mosley avenues so as to be able to build a modern freight de pot and later on have a first-class pas senger station. -Just when work of tearing down the buildings now on the property purchased yesterday and about a -'month ago, will be started, can not be learned from officials In this city. STOP MOli AND CONSIDER First, that almost every operation In onr hospitals-, performed upon women, becomes necessary because of neg-lect of such symptoms as Backache, Irregularities, Displace ments, Pain in the Side, Dragging Sensations, Dizziness and Sleepless ness. Second, that Lydia E. Pinkham'" Veg-etable Compound, made from native roots and herbs, has cured more cases of female ills than any other one medicine known. It reg ulates, strengthens and restores women's health and Is invaluable !n preparing women for child-birth and during the period ot Change of Life. - Third, the great volume of unsolicited and grateful testimonials on file at the Pinkham Laboratory at Lynta, Mass.. many of which are from time to time being published by special permission, give absolute evi dence of the value of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound and Mrs. Pinkbam's advice. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound For more than 30 years has bees curing Female Complaints, such as Dragging Sensations. Weak Back, Falliag and Displacements. In flammation and Ulceration, and Organic Diseases, and it dissolves and expels Tumors at an early stage. Mrs. Pinkham's Standing: Invitation to Women Women suffering- from any form of female weakness are invited to write Mrs. Pinkham. Lynn, Mass. for advice. She is the Mrs. Pinkham who has been advising1 sick women free of charge for more than twenty years, and before that she assisted her mother-in-law, Lydia E. Pink ham in advising-. Thus she is especially well qualified to guide sick women back to health. Write today, don't wait until too late. A Fact Unless the best Mexican Vanilla Beans are used, properly cured, properly aged ; and the flavor properly extracted, and allowed to stand at least one jrear before of fering for sale, good exlract of Vanilla is an impossibility. Try Vanilla ExfrsctsS and note their delicious flavor. rrVCLE JIM HILL'S PROPHECY. Says Government Will Be Forced to Lend Credit to Railroads. New Tork. June 14. That the gov ernment will be forced to lend its credit to aid the -railroads was the statement made- today by J. J.. Hill. "The public in its exasperation." said Mr. Hill, "will demand that the railroads lay certain rails and pro vide more cars. The railroads will answer that they can not; that their credit has been ruined. The govern ment will be obliged to step in and lend its credit to supply this de ficiency. That would be the end of Republican government. "The cause of the trouble is that the business of the United States has out grown the capacity of its railroads and the railroads are in no position to catch up. If men can not get their freight moved they must cease to pro duce it. It does not appear any easier for a railway to get money now than it was a few months ago. During the past 7 or 8 months the railroads have raised something like $800,000,000. Has it gone to increase facilities? Not at all. Most of it went to pay off old bills." THE SAXTA FE GAVE A BONUS. Now the Road Is Charged With Re bating to Garden City Plant. Chicago, June 14. Charges that the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad granted $12,000 In rebates to the United' States Sugar and Land company of Gar den City, Kan., are under investigation by the federal grand jury here. This concern owns a beet- sugar plant and the government alleges that the con cession was made In the freight rate on the materials of which the plant was constructed. W. B. Jansen, fourth vice president of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, did not deny last night that the, sugar company had been granted a bonus to locate on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe in Kansas. This the govern ment views as a device to grant a re bate. In speaking of the case, Mr. Jan sen said: "The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe company has nothing to conceal in this matter. Before the plant was estab lished it was a question whether sugar beets could be grown successfully in the Arkansas river valley. The company was willing to build the plant If 1t could get the proper encouragement. Bonuses were offered from several sources and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fewas asked to give towards the establishment of the enterprise." . MAY OPPOSE THE INCREASE. English Stockholders Don't Like fchion Pacific $100,000,000 Stock Boost. New York, June 14. It was reported in the financial district yesterday that opposition might develop at the special meeting of the Union Pacific stockhold ers to be held on June 15 at Salt Lake City, at which they are to; act on an amendment of the articles of incorpora- TRAINS A DAY .e;iv Topoka 4:8J A. M. :6 A. r. 6; CO A. M. 8:00 A. M. U-.S6 V. M. S:25 P. M. 7:26 P. M. 7:ba P. hi. Eeturnlni; Lv. KauaCity :i5 A. M. 8:u6 A. M. 11:0) A. M. Jl:20 A. M. 8:10 P. M. 10-.M P. M. 10:16 P. M. 10:3O P. M. TO " KANSAS CITY DOUBLE TRACK NO 8'OPI-FAST TIME. Ticket Office First and Kansas Ave., and 831 North Kansas Ave. tion, increasing the common capital stock by $100,000,000 and authorizing its issue. According to the story circulated, a group of English stockholders would send representatives to the meeting to oppose the convertible bond issue. In terests closely identified with the Union Pacific said that they did not expect any serious opposition to the Union Pa cific's financial plan. STATE OFFICIALS TO RESIST. Missouri Executives Will' See Rate Laws Are Enforced. Jefferson City, Mo., June 14. De spite the announcement that the rail roads would resist enforcement of -the 2 -cent rate law and that resistance would also be made to the maximum freight law, Governor Folk "is not in clined to believe that either will be annulled through the injunction pro ceedings which the companies are to bring in the federal court at Kansas City. ' He could not be induced to go into details and . was unwilling to be quoted at rail, but intimated there could be no doubt of tne state s re slstance of such a course upon the part of the railroads. Attorney General Hadley is not In the city but it is surmised that he and the governor had a conference before his departure and that a line of re sistance has been agreed upon. No announcement of the plans, however, can be obtained until such a con tingency is brought about. Some of the state officials express the belief that but slight opposition will be made to the reduced passenger rate, and one of them declared it to be his opinion that not later than Saturday, tho law going into effect today, the roads generally would be selling tick ets at 2 cents. A great deal, of course, depends upon whether or not the railroads se cure their injunctions from the fed eral court. Should these be denied, such action as the state has been pre paring to take will be abandoned and the matter of prosecuting violations of either of the laws will be left with the prosecuting attorneys in the several counties throughout the state. HOMES! PAYMENT PLAN Three Examples Oakland 7 rooms. S lots, gas, new roof, newly papered, Oakland ave., $1,300. 127 Arter ave., 7 rooms, good repair, newly painted, 3 lots, $1,250, Winfield ave., 8 rooms. This Is ex tra good, $1,550. These iiouses could not be built for half more than we are asking. Let us show them. Shawnee Agency 634 Kansas Ave. Ind. 'Phona BOB Rssidenca 621 Harrison SI Ind. Phona 223 HALT IX GOULD PLAXS. Connection Between Wabash and Western Maryland Not to Be Built. New York, June 14. The building of some 150 miles of road to connect the Western Maryland line with the Wabash and thus provide an eastern outlet for the Gould system, the Tri bune says, It learns, has been in- J. T. BARKLEY Undertaker and Embalmer. 818 Kansas Avenu. Both Phones 287. definitely postponed chiefly because conditions at the present time were unfavorable to the financing of new construction. -Work on the main line of the Western Pacific is going ahead and it looks now as if the new Gould line will be built before the Western Maryland and the Wabash are con nected in the east. RAISE BANK ASSESSMENTS. Lyon County Commissioners Heed the People's Protest. Emporia, Kan., June 14. Because of protests from taxpayers who allege dis crimination in equalizing assessments, the commissioners of Lyon county hava raised the basis of assessment for Lyon county banks from 60 to 80 per cent. . , On June 3' all bank presidents of this county held a conference with the com missioners, as a result of which tho commissioners lowered the basis of as sessment of the banks from 80 to 60 per cent, while the basis of assessment for other property remained the sam-i. Today's protest followed. Dies Away From Home. Wellington, Kan., June 14. Spencar B. Carter, for a number of years man-. ager of the Wellington Milling and Ele-' vating company s piant in mis c:'.y, . died Wednesday, night at Eureka Springs, Ark., of Bright's disease. M Vf wrVY It -If f m - i m m Mia a Z" -SL v For the Picnic Lunch PERFETTO Sugar Wafers Are very delightful. Because of their delicate flavor and melting consistency they make a dis tinct appeal to the most cultivated taste. Have all the goodness, without the heavy richness of home made pastry. More convenient, too; packed in compact tins they should be found in every picnic basket. Satisfying as pastry, dainty as a confection. Sold by all good dealers in 10 and 25cnt tint. lop senile's KANSAS CITY. U. S. A.