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:HS TOPEIIA DAILY STATU JOUIINAL IIONDAY EVENING, JUNE 17, 1906.
3 IF 11 At Vinewood Park THIS WEEK . LISETTE Queen of the Kingdom of Hazard Leaping Volcanic Gap Twice each day laughs danger in the face and bids grim death defiance. v THEY METAT LAST John Hewitt of Topeka Found by Daughter. Had Been Separated for Twelve Years. IS AT LEAVEN WORTH. Man Had Just Secured Dis charge from Soldiers' Home. Had Dropped Out of Sight Mys teriously Tears Ago. Leavenworth, Kan., June 17. Oc casionally in this practical world of ours we run onto happenings that make a story writer's romance look pale. Such a situation occurred the other day when John Hewitt.-an old soldier, and Mrs. Potter of Leavenworth, father and daughter, long separated, passed on Delaware street, and drawn bv an Indefinable attraction retraced their steps and stood facing each other for a minute. Then the woman gasped, "What Is your name?" "Hewitt." the man replied, pale and trembling. "I knew it," she cried, "and you are my father." "Yes. I believe I am." the old man said, as he reached out his hands. "I was almost sure that 1 knew your face. So you're my girl, and grown 10 a woman now. And. regardless of passersby, the father and daughter stood gazing at eacn older as though dazed by the sud den encounter. Their meeting was a feature of a t-tory begun over twelve years ago. when John Hewitt took two small boys from his home in St. Louis and disap peared without a word of explanation From then on he and the two children were lost to his family, who were nev er sure what, had become of them and who part of the time mourned them as dead. "What did you do with my broth ers?" Mrs. Potter asked. For a minute he hesitated and then said: "Well. Emmett, the baby, is over at Ackenhausen's. Working. The other one is in the countr;-'." Then he took his daughter across the street to the saddlery company and told her and the wondering boy all that had happened fn the years "since he had left his home. He came to Kansas and established a little grocery in North Topeka, in the meantime placing the boys in the Soldiers' Orphans' home at Atchison. After the flood, in which he lost his Topeka property. Hewitt came to the Soldiers' home and placed one boy out on a farm and brought the younger one to Leavenworth, where he went to work with the saddlery company. Hewitt covered his tracks well, even changing his name to Heuit. on the pension rolls. This last ruse saved his family from finding him as he could not be located under his old name when they wrote the pension depart ment. He gave little explanation for leaving his wife and family and for telling his sons that their mother was Insane. Until his father said to him, "Son. this is your sister," Emmett Hewitt had no idea that he had any other rela tives living besides his father and brother. He had. however, a mother and several brothers and sisters, and has now gone to the Territory to live with a brother. John Hewitt seemed very fond of his son and is a pleasant appearing old man. The boy, Emmett, though batch ing alone in North Leavenworth was known as a remarkably good boy and wlth.no bad habits. The father has lately obtained a dis charge from the home and has now gone to Topeka for awhile. He seems to be a man of roving disposition which may account for his peculiar departure from home. H!s daughter. Mrs. Potter, who Is a Natural Flavors r caicious flavoring' Extracts Vanrrta Lemon Orangra Rose, eta are natural flavors, obtained by a new process, which gives the most delicate and grateful taste. Dr. Price's Favorings can be conscientiously commended as being just as represented, per fection in every possible respect. One trial proves their excellence. la J J bright, fine looking woman, recently came to Leavenworth from Oklahoma with her husband, who is a paper hanger. An odd thing about the meeting of the father and daughter is that she saw him at the Soldiers' home a short time Defore meeting him on the street, and was struck then by the thought that he must be her father, but finally aeciaea mat she was mistaken, since sue thought tht he was dead. THE BERRY HARVEST LIGHT. In Southeast Kansas Hardly Enough Raised for Local Consumption. Chanute. June 17. The strawberry harvest in the county Is almost a thing of the past. It reached its height the first of the week and will all be over by Monday. This is much different from the condition In ordinary seasons. Usually the strawberry harvest Is a big thing in this neighborhood. It be gins late in May and lasts well Into June. The growers have more than they can do to pick and handle the crop and weeks beforehand advertise for pickers as wheat growers In the western part of the state advertise for harvest hands. This cyear it was altogether different however. The crop amounted to scarce ly anything at all. The first shipment to out of town points was made Mon day and consisted of about forty crates. The day afterward fifty or sixty crates were sent out. They were shipped to local points within a radius of 100 miles. On a good year - it is customary to ship In carload lots, and Chanute sends fruit all the way to Colorado and other west ern points. FELL IX A SIDEWALK HOLE. Almena Has a Suit Against It fop $10,000 by Injured Man. - Norton. Kan., June 17. Papers have been filed with the clerk of the court by Attorney W. Q. Bissell of Phillipsburg, attorney for C. H. Fitzgerald sueing the city of Almeha for damages in the sum of ten thousand dlars. Mr. Fitzgerald claims Woodruff , as his home and in his petition he alleges that on the 19th day of November, 1906, he walked into an opening of the side walk that was sixteen Inches deep and twenty-five feet wide and his injuries were such that he now wants $10,000 to keep his mangled remains. In his petition Mr. Fitzgerald further states that he cracked his shin bono, broke two ribs, ruptured his groin, strained his kidneys and lost all control of his urinary organs. Before meeting this horrible accident he wa3 a mason and earned $5 per day. Ellis County Wants Harvesters. Hays. Kan., June 17. Ellis county will want about 100 harvest hands about July 1. but will only hire good practi cal farmers that county being one of the good wheat counties, want good work and pay fair harvest wages for a mon ft ie heen a rule in that county if a man shows he is not a practical harvest hand he gets his dis charge right off. so they do not em ploy the hobo narvesxers. SAYS KILL THTkIDS. Back Bay Doctor Advocates Slaughter of the Weaklings. Boston. June 17. The theory of the survival of the fittest has a new champion in Dr. Andrew Christian, a successful Back Bay physician, big, athletic and thirty years old. . "If mothers would be willing to have their children quietly put to sleep for ever when they are very young and show signs of deformity or degeneracy, the world would be better," he said to day. "Of course that could not be unless the women could be educated up to tne ract mat 11 wuuiu uc i kindest way to end a life which will be of no use to Itself or anyone else. "If I. myself, had a little cniia Dorn and It was deformed or showed that It would be mentally weak, tnen i wouia be willing that It should be put to death with no suffering, and It would be the prudent thing to do because it would save-it from untold suffering la ter. This may seem harsh, but it real ly isn't." "A board of overseers of marriages is what we want." he continued. "The race is degenerating and some radical change must be made soon or- we will in time have only idiots and Imbeciles. Just take for example what Luther Burbank has accomplished with the flowers. Even more can be done with human beings and greater results ob tained. "Only the fit should marry, only those who are mentally and physically normal and sane, those whose ances tors were clean of life and well bal anced mentally. "To be born under right conditions with as nearly perfect mother and father, mentally and physically as pos sible, is the heritage of every child, and the man or woman who cheats c child of that heritage Is committing a double crime, one against the child and one against society. "The board of overseers I suggest should understand thoroughly physi ology, psychology and sociology. I should think doctors, appointed by the state, would be best. These could have lists of people in that state and so far as possible cf their ancestry. They could then decide certain period of time to look the individuals up before deciding whether a couple were fit to marry." RAILR0AD NEWS. Uncle Jim Hill Is Called a Pessimist. Eastern Railroad Men Say He Is Wrong. . HIS STOCK WENT DOWN Maybe That Is Why He Hard Times. Sees Other Items of Interest Railway People. to New Tork, June 17. James J. Hill's gloomy utterances that th6 credit of the railroads of the country was ruin ed and that they must receive govern mental aid and perhaps be taken over by the government are not regarded with any striking amount of serious ness by the presidents of other rail roads or the heads of the great finan cial institutions which deal In many millions of railroad securities. In many quarters in the financial district Mr. Hill is regarded as a professional pessimist is his newspaper utterances. the president of one large institu tion said that Mr. Hill undoubtedly had individual reasons for looking only on the dark side. This man said: "A few months ago the stock of Mr. Hill's pet property. Great Northern, sold at 348. It sold at 125, a shrink age of 2 23 points on Saturday. That of itself is enough to make any man see through blue glasses. Then there is the other Hill property. Northern Pacific. That sold not so long ago at 236, has been down below 115 and to day sold at 123. Those roads which have gone into the business of buying other roads and drawing upon their credit by issuing new 'securities for the payment of the acquired properties must of course feel some strain sooner or later. "On the other hand, those roads which have stuck squarely to the busi ness of railroading and hav-s borrowed money only for the development and betterment of their own property are now, in these pinching times, in a sound position for the most part." An officer of the New York Central railroad said: "The executives of this company do not agree with Mr. Hill. The situation is not nearly as bad in our opinion as he describes It. lit is true that ill ad vised and ill placed agitation, bad laws and attempts at bad legislation have made capital timid and created a situ ation which Is not at all satisfactory. 'It is also true that some of the new laws enacted are genuine reform measures and will be of great benefit to legitimate corporations managed purely on straight business lines. 'The American people ana tne na tional government can be counted upon to favor nothing that will ruin legitimate business enterprises," Presi dent Thomas if. U'owier saia. All. that I- care to say about Mr. Hill's statement is that I am not as pessimistic as he appears to be." SAY THAT ITS OXLY A BLUFF. Rock Island-Harriinan Splitup Not Regarded as Genuine. "Washington. June 17. Officials of the department of Justice and of the In terstate commerce commission, look upon the announcement that the Rck Island and the Harriman interests have had a "split up" over the management of the Chicago & Alton railroad as a bluff." While there may be a enow of fighting between the rival interests, most well informed men there think that it is a simple device of all 'Inter ests concerned to "square themselves with the administration. The recent conferences held at the White House had the purpose of decid ing whether Harriman and his opera tions shoulc? be tne ODject or attacK in the federal courts, and that if any proceedings under any law could be ta ken, it would be under the Sherman anti-trust law, and in connection with the Harriman handling of the Alton. The agreement for alternate control of the Chicago & Alton by the union Pacific and the Rock Island, was said to be clearly a violation or tne anti trust laws. Now, along come the in terests associated in that agreement and solemnly announce that it is to be no longer enforced. There is some shrewdness in the move and a Pit oi Diana acceptance of the inevitable. It Is appreciated that 1 Thomas B. Gess. ,2. Finley Messecar. 8. Lee Schrivener. if the government goes ahead , with, a prosecution it will be working on a con dition which tbe public Ttnows has been absolutely corrected. , DEVICE TO OPERATE TRAINS. Will Revolutionize the Present Meth ods Dispatching. A device now being tested on the Chicago & Alton railway, the Invention of an eastern operator named Wright, promises to revolutionize train dis patching and effectually prevent ac cidents due to carelessness of operators or through the oversight of "the dis patchers themselves. . With the device in service at every station, the dispatcher can manipulate a key and a switch which drops the semaphore- signal arm to a "stop" po sition at any station desired. In case an operator at any station can not be reached or is prevented through some happening from attend ing to his duties, the dispatcher can act for him as far as stopping the train is concerned. It must remain their until orders are transmitted by the op erator as the dispatcher is powerless to lower the arm to "proceed." In addition to controlling the sema phore blade, the dispatcher can work through any instrument even If the operator carelessly leaves the key open or a "ground" occurs. The device will automatically close the key and also work through the ground." The de vice has another attachment of Impor tance, it operates a gong In the sta tion or at the home of the operator which will awaken him if asleep and summon him to the telegraph instru ment for orders. The various features of the device are said to be old in themselves and all have been tried in various other ways It remained for Wright, however,-, to combine them and put them to prac tical use. In case of a lap order or if trains by a mischance: get by the sta tion where they should -have stopped. It will be possible for the dispatcher to stop one or as many trains as neces sary even at stations without an opera tor. If the device proves . Jthe success hoped for, it will tend to increase the safety of the traveling public and re duce operating expenses of the rail roads in paying for expensive 'wrecks. The Alton has fitted the stations at Carlinville and Virden with the device and will give it a thorough test. If successful, every station will be sup plied. CAR SHORTAGE SITUATION'. Will Be Relieved by Increase in Car load Minimum Weight. Railroads generally have taken steps to relieve the car shortage situation by a suDstantiai increase in the minimum carload weight. This is one of the most reasonable and sensible methods they could have adopted for improving the situation. It seems absurd, . in times when It is absolutely impossible to proviae enougn equipment to transport tne commerce of the country, that that which is available should be kept mov ing here and there with much less than maximum carrying capacity in use. In raising the minimum carload from 4,000 to 12,000 pounds the roads have erred on the side of conservatism rath er than in the opposite direction, and complaints heard loudly from those who have been reaping some little bene fit from former leniency in this matter are in reality, attacks on the best in terests of shoppers as a whole. Of late years the carrying capacity of the standard freight car has been increased three, four and' five fold, and it seemg absurd that with this change in the carrying capacity of the car there should be any objection to a corresponding Increase in the minimum load. Shippers who cannot make up the full car have no claim reasonably to- full carload rates. ST. JOSEPH & NODAWAY LINE. Survey and Profile Map for It Have Been Completed. St. Joseph, Mo.. June 17. The St. Joseph and Nodaway Valley- railway has com pleted a survey and prepared profile and map for its line from St. Louis to Tarkio, in Atchison county, a distance of about seventy-eight miles, via Savannah, Kill more and CSrahara. The road will run through a fine fanning country. The company is not yet ready to invite bids for construction or equipment, but these matters will be in the hands of J. W. Brockett, St. Joseph, who is the chief engineer. , MR. KNAPP IS OPTIMISTIC. Sees an Era Ahead of Good Feeling Between Railroads and People. . ' Chicago, June 17. A dispatch to the Tribune from Washington says an era of good feeling between the rail roads and the public with consequent beneficent effect upon the material welfare of the United States is pre dicted by Martin A. Knapp, chairman McBean. 3. S, D. Gilman. 4. 9. J. A. Robertson. 10. Levi QE'l The Haywood Jury 1 jp of the Interstate commerce commis sion. in an interview- yesterday he ex pressed the belief that present railway conauions would improve, that in, his opinion an abundance of capital wSuld be found In time to. make the needed extensions and improvements to carry on the constantly growing traffic of the country. He declared that in the future, if he read .the signs of the times aright, railroad men would be found giving their support Instead of opposing, well considered measures having for their purpose the federal regulation or control of commerce be tween the states. r RELIEVE CAR SHORTAGE. Pennsylvania System Adopts an Elab orate Plan. - Chicago, June 17. With a view to relieving the car shortage that has ob tained on its lines for over a year and preventing a recurrence of the, repeat ed congestion which caused so much trouble last winter, the Pennsylvania road has worked out a enw plan of car distribution, which It will proceed to put into effect with the least possible delay. Every shipping pointy on the sysetm is to be properly classified and a given proportion of cars is to be as signed to it. The classification will be made from the records of ship ments in the past from each point, and the division will be made on the basis of these returns. Pennsylvania coalroads adopted such a plan some time ago in connection with their distribution of coal cars as a result of the investigations of the interstate commerce commission into charges of discrimination made against them by certain coal dealers. WATCHING FOR VIOLATIONS. Twenty-eight Hour Law for Cattle Most Be Observed. Agents of the interstate commerce commssion are keeping a sharp look out to see that the railroads do not trangresa the 28-hour law regu lating the feeding and watering of live stock. ' Complaints have been filed against four southwestern roads in the United States District Court in St. Louis. The district attorney who is prosecuting the charges asks that a fine of $500 be assessed against each of the roads. , IN PRISON AND HAPPY. Louis A. Gourdain at Last Attains His Heart's Desire. Atlanta, Ga., June 17. A millionaire several times, Louis A. Gourdain, of Chicago, New Orleans and elsewhere, is now in the Atlanta federal peniten tiary, and his oft-repeated wish to get behind the bars and pay the penalty of his crime is realized. He arrived in Atlanta from Joliet, 111., In the custody of guards of the big prison in Joliet, and was formally turn ed over to the Atlanta prison authori ties. With the coming to Atlanta of Gour dain, one of the most remarkable stories ever told is ended for at least three years. It was Gourdain who threatened to build a prison of his own and incar cerate himself because his -lawyer had secured his release from Joliet. It was Gourdain who promised never to eat or speak again until he donned the garb of a convict and received a number. And it was Gourdain who changed his mind. After accumulating1 a fortune of about $5,000,000, Gourdain was tried and con victed in Chicago June 6, 1906, and sen tenced to a term of four and one-half years in prison for a violation of . the postal laws regarding lottery schemes. Then began a series of eccentric ac tions. Gourdain discharged his lawyers and conducted his own case. He made a speech to the jury and declared that if he was convicted he would not appeal, but would serve his sentence and return all his fortune to the people from whom it was received, with interest at 8 per cent. He was sentenced to prison and was incarcerated in the Joliet peniten tiary. He remained a convict there un til July 13. when his lawyers, at the re quest of his family, secured a super sedeas and Gourdain was released on bond against his, will. From then until he was rearrested, April 24, and returned to Joliet, Gour dain jumped around the country from city to city trying to get a federal judge to send him back to prison, tie went from New York, where he lived In sumptuous apartments at the Hotel Sa voy, to Washington, and tried to get one of the supreme court justices to "send him back to Joliet. From Washington he Jumped to Phil adelphia and. tried to get a judge there to send him back, back, back to Joliet. But there was nothing doing. Then he Daniel Clark. 5. George Powell. 6. 0. V. Sebern. Smith.; 11. A. P.. Burns. 12. Samuel RusseiL Don't swelter this summer with the tem perature at 110. Get a New Perfection Wick Blue Flame Oil Stove and have a cool kitchen. 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Notwithstand ing the reports that Harry Thaw, now in the Tombs awaiting his second trial for the killing of Stanford White, has engaged a new director-general for his legal forces, it is learned authoritative ly that he has reached no final decision as to who will direct his defense. In the solitude of his cell Thaw works unceasingly on the evidence ad duced at his trial, preparing a defense, which he will submit to his counsel for their consideration. The routine of his prison life does not seem to dampen his spirits, his jailors declare. His only companion within the pris on is Raffaele Cascone, awaiting his second trial on the charge of slaying two of his fellow countrymen. Thaw associates with none of the other pris oners except Cascone, and every day during the exercising hours this strangely contrasted pair walk the cell corridors together engaged in quiet conversation. The Italian has told Thaw of his thirty-two months con finement in the "Death House" in Sing Sing until the court of appeals granted him a new trial. His Visitors Unnoticed. Mrs. Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, the wife of Harry Thaw, .and Mrs. AVilliam Thaw, his mother are living quietly in an apartment house uptown and will remain here during the summer to be near Harry. Weeks ago a curious crowd .hung about the jail eagerly watching to catch a glimpse of the Thaws when x. a: 7. H. F. r :.tu i all-round house hold use beautifully nickeled. Perfccrlv 1 Lsare Berarnlog Topeka ,Xv. Kn city 4:30 A. M. 8:05 A. M. 4:00 A. M. 9:55 A. M. 6:80 A. M. lliOO A. H. 8:00 A. M. 11:30 A. hi. 2:D0 P. M. 6:10 F. &. 8:85 P. M. 10:00 P. Mi 7t2 P. M. 10: IS P. M. 7:68 P. i. 10:80 P. M. . KANSAS CITY DOUBLE TRACK-NO STOPS-FAST TIME. Ticket Office First and Kansas Ave., and 831 North Kansas Ave. HOMES! PAJZm Three Examples Oakland 7 rooms, 3 lots, gas, new roof, newly papered, Oakland ave., $1,300. 127 Arter ave., 7 rooms, good repair, newly painted, 3 lots, tl,250. Winfield ave., 8 rooms. This is ex tra good, $1,550. These houses could not be built for half more than we are asking. Let us show them. Shawnee Agency 534 Kansas Ava. Ind. 'Phone 503 they left their electric vehicle to enter the prison for their daily visit to Harry and to await, . sometimes for hours, until they passed out again. Now their coming and going is unnoticed and even the frequenters of the distrk-t fail to stare at the Thaws when they alight in front of the Tombs. Harry Thaw follows strictly th rules and routine of the Tombs, and the jailors say he is a model prisoner. He does not eat the prison fare. Jlis meals are furnished by an uptown ca terer. Walks Several Iile. After breakfast, from 7 o'clock un til 9, Thaw walks the corridors of the jail, usually in conversation with Cas cone. Round and round the pair trudge fourteen laps to the mile, the second tier guard says and when the. exercising time Is up they have walked several miles. After exercise Thaw Is visited by his wife and mother, who sit Just outside of his cell door and talk with him through the bars. The visit sometimes lasts for two hours. Dinner is served at noon and In the afternoon the prisoners are again per mitted to walk in the corridors anit Thaw takes advantage of every oppor tunity to exercise. He is shaved by the prison DarDer every day, and on Sundays he attends service at 10 o'clock in the prison chapel. Thaw shows no, physical ill effects from his year's confinement, though -his face Is bleached with the usual prison pallor. DIPXOMAS FOB Y. M. C. A. MEN'. Nine Are Graduates ot First Aid to Injured Association. Diplomas have been received by tha Central Y. M. O. A. for nine- men who recently took the class work and ex aminations offered by the National First Aid Association of America. The class has been under the direc tion of Dr. John H. Outland and cov ered a period of two months. The di plomas are very handsome with th name of the recipient engrossed upon It and with the seal ad colors of the society attached. They are signed by Clara Barton, the president of the so ciety. Dr. H. H. Hartung, medical director, Dr. John H. Outland, and Mr. H. I. Allen. The following men received diplomas: J. Wallace Jerram. Richard R. Rn rett. Lynn C. Keys, Elmer W. Fox. Mark Byrne Thatcher, Harry W. Doyle, John Leslie Montgomery, R. L. Smarr, William Jacobs, Jr. These men are now entitled to purchase and wear the button of the National First Aid A soclation of America which admits them behind the fire lines in all largs cities. Doctor James Albert Berry. Specialty Diseases of the nose, throat, stomach and intestines. 725 Kansas av oastohi A. Boon tha y?ltl8 ltinl1 VOU HaveIW3TS ECL'gftt O. Jt"A' OHIA. The Kind Yon Have Always Boggfl Bean tha OA.BTOZIXA. 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