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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNALTHURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 27, 1907. SflAP 5H0T54 J. T. White, member of the legislature from Ottawa county, is In Topeka to day. The John Robinson circus will show In Topeka next Monday at the fair grounds. The Crawfords, L. M. and Roy, are th latest TODekans to Invest In an automobile. Dr. W. F. Bowen and Dr. Otto Kiene went to Emporia today to per form a surgical operation. The river still vies with the swim mind pond at the T. M. C. A. for pop ularity during- the hot days. The Barnum & Bailey circus is plan ning to show in Topeka. It will proba bly be here sometime in August. Another deck is being added to the space used for a lobby in front of the entrance of the Majestic ineaier the Crawfords. There Is a new story in circulation concerning John Waters- trip to vvicn lta last Sunday which Is being passed up by the reporters. June 30 is the end of the state fiscal year and the state bookkeepers in all departments are getting ready to bal ance their accounts. Th-? streets and walks committee of the council will meet this evening ana tHke un he ordinance for the annexa tion of tracts to the city. Concrete crossing plates instead of the rjresent iron ones will probably be used next year in paving contracts because they are $4 cheaper. In an eaves trough at the corner of Kansas avenue and Railroad street I Cottonwood tree three feet high is grow ing and apparently flourishing. A week from today will be the Fourth. Between now and that time the small boy and fireworks will make business plentiful for the doctor. The street railway company has agreed to remove a disputed piece of track running down Hancock street between Tenth and Eleventh streets. J. E Brewer, state senator from Dick lnson county, and J. W. Creech, mem ber of the legislature from Dickinson county, were in Topeka on business yes terday. Irwin Pribble. a plumber of 701 Fill more street, has invented a gas burner which he warrants to do the work re quired and at the same time reduce the gas bill. This item is not given as one of great importance, but it Is a fact that gooseberries have made their appear ance on the local market in large quantities. Two of the largest circuses on the road are advertised to show in Topeka next month and they will probably pick up about all of the small change that is left. The Santa Fe lumber yards are be ing moved from the vicinity of Fourth and Branner streets to a new location at the east end of the new Santa Fe shop buildings. Superstitious persons are inclined to believe that it is about time tor an other murder mystery to develop. They Insist that murders always run in groups of three. An experience meeting will be held at the Commercial ciub Saturday afternoon when the owners of alfalfa fields will sing the praises of their favorite forage crop. The street car company is contem plating building a passing track at the ball grounds so that the crowds can be handled without Interfering with the Vinewood Park traffic. The management of Vinewood park Is arranging for a display of fireworks on the night of the Fourth. Oscar Swayze, deputy county clerk, will be in charge of the display. Twenty-fifth street near Buchanan street is claimed by a number of own ers of abutting property and the city Is petting ready to prove to them that It rtill retains possession. Mayor Green has received an offer from the management of the James town exposition offering to set aside one day of the exposition which will be known as Topeka day. Judging from the noise which ema nated from one of the big yellow street cars this morning, which was filled with pretty girls, a Baptist picnic was held at Vinewood park today. The Loose-Wiles Cracker & Candy company have opened a branch office In Topeka at 809 Kansas avenue. This office will be a distributing point for goods to Kansas and adjacent territory. " The Loose-Wilse Cracker & Candy company of Kansas city has opened a branch office at ..0 9 Kansas avenue, which will be used as a distributing center for the firm's business In Kan sas. With the local primaries still a year away a lot of candidates for county and city offices are already making known their willingness, through their friends of course, to take Jobs if they can get them. Notwithstanding the fact that it was a trifle cold last night there was a good eized crowd at Vinewood park, and all the persons In it seemed sufficiently thrilled at Gillett's big slide and dive into the lagoon. "A graps widow, my dear," said the wise bachelor who has spent much time in contemplation, ''is a young woman who has been too lazy to keep house and make her home attractive for the man she married." The grip that the baseball habit has on the average Topeka fan is Illus trated by the crowds which witness the games as played by telegraph at the Novelty theater when the White Sox are on the road. By winning from Wichita yesterday the White Sox separated themselves three games from their nearest com petitor for the second place and less ened the distance considerably to the pennant winners' position. "Well. I guess that while the um pire may not be a perfect lady that the other fellow received what was coming to him." remarked a visiting lady Just after the fight at the ball game yesterday afternoon. The White Sox are now on a trip to Hutchinson and Leavenworth. Four games will be played at Hutchinson and three at Leavenworth. The next games on the home grounds will be with .Leavenworth on the Fourth. Topeka will place $100,000 worth of city bonds, on the market the first of September, the proceeds to be used in paying for the pavement which has been contracted for and which will be laia during the year 1907. The bursting of bombs, the cracking or. nrearms and the ovals described in the sky by bursting skyrockets last night indicate that the sane Fourth so much talked about will be a delusion and a snare. It is already a delusion. It Is said that one of the prettiest as well as most popular Topeka girls is cutting more dances than usual this season because her steady who is out or the city most of the time has a broad streak of Jealousy in his make up. The fistic enthusiasts of the city were very mucn disappointed yesterday at ternoon when the encounter between Hetling and Eckman was broken up berore the first round had been com pleted. Betting was about even on the 0. For the benefit of those who missed the exhibition given at Athletic park yesterday afternoon by the Wichita aggregation the announcement is made that the same team will appear on the local grounds for a series of four games commencing July 13th. A party of ladies bound for a Pres byterian picnic which was held at Vinewood park yesterday afternoon were caught In the Jam of fans bound for the ball game and an elderly lady explained to her visitors that every body turned out when the Presby terians gave their picnic "I believe that It is . always custo mary when the fight does not go a full round and there is no knockout for the management to refund the en trance fee," said a disgusted fan who witnessed the go between Umpire Eckman and Third Baseman Hetling yesterday afternoon. Here is an item which isn't a real es tate advertisement although it may read like one: There Is a house facing on the Bethany college grounds, built only a few years ago, and representing an in vestment of about $10,000, which the real estate men who have tried it say can't be sold for $3,500. The case of Mrs. May Benton vs. J. O. Benton, from Shawnee county, has been appealed to the supreme court by Mr. Benton. Mrs. Benton brought the suit in the lower court to compel Mr. Benton, her brother-in-law, to pay her the sum of $6,000 which she claimed was due from her husband's estate, under a note given by J. O. Benton. It's a busy time during the early morning hours at the' fair grounds these days. A large string of local trot ters and pacers is in training there and the horses are given their exercise be fore the sun gets out good and strong. Some of them are speedy steppers and it is expected that several Topeka horses will get away with some good purses during the coming season. LIGHTNING KILLS THREE Violent Electric Storm lit New Vrk and Vicinity. New "York, June 27. A death dealing electric storm yesterday afternoon fol lowing a day of sweltering heat soaked with humidity, swept over the city and surrounding territory, killing three per sons, Injuring several, causing many fires and doing considerable damage. In this city the only places struck were two churches. The steeples of both were torn to fragments by the lightning bolts. Walter Dixon, a negro, was struck by lightning while stepping from a train at Fishkill. John Lawless, a working man, was struck and killed in Brooklyn and a daughter of J. A. McKenna of Newark, N. J., was killed in Union Hill, N. J., where she had taken refuge under a tree. Oyster Bay, N. T., June 27. Lightning shattered a flagpole 100 feet from the executive office here this afternoon. No one was injured. HOUSEWARES BARGAINS Toilet Paper, roll 5c Tumblers, set ....19c Haviland Plates lc Plated Teaspoons, set 98c Crosby B ROS. BIG ORDERS FOR CARS. Amount of Kxpomlitnro Is Placed at I $25,000,000. DOUBLE CELEBRATION. Discovery of tle Hudson and Steam Navigation Anniversaries. New Vork. June 27. The days of September 18 to 26, 1909, will be set apart for the celebration of the 300th anniver sary of the discovery of the Hudson river by Henry Hudson and of the 100th anniversary of the first practical ap plication of steam to navigation by Robert Fulton, which was made on the Hudson. This decision was reached by the Hudson-Fulton celebration commis sion at a meeting yesterday In accord ance with a report from the committee on scope and plan. A tentative program for the celebra tion was presented. It provides that Saturday and Sunday, the first two days of the celebration, be given up to religious services in the churches. Mon day will be observed as reception day. After the American and foreign naval vessels have assembled in the river, the "Half Moon" will enter the Hudson and be formally received and the Clermont" will start from her original lip as she did a hundred years ago. Tuesday will be historical day when exercises will be held in all the univer- ities and institutions of learning throughout the state. Wednesday will be given over to an immense land pa rade. Thursday is to be devoted to the dedication of various memorials. Friday- is to be Hudson river day. Two naval parades will start from New York and Albany, meeting at Newburgh where exercises will be held. Saturday being the illumination day, will be given over to children's fectivals in the after noon. In the evening almost the entire river will be illuminated. New York, June 27. The Harri- man, Gould an.i other large railroad systems have placed car contracts with in the last few days calling for an ex penditure of upward of $15,000,000 and orders are pending for cars to the value of fully $10,000,000 more. Heavy contracts are also about to be given for locomotives for use on eastern roads. The principal contracts call for 14,100 freight cars. The Harriman lines have ordered 6,000 refrigerator cars. The Missouri Pacific has con tracted for 7,000 freight cars. Most of these will be delivered this year. The most important contracts pend ing are for the New York Central lines. It is understood In railroad equipment circles that specifications are being prepared for 6,000 cars. 3.500 of which will be ordered within the next few weeks. The Rock Island system it Is stated. Is also about to order 3,000 freight cars. LEND TO THE ALTON. nil i . mjkixmmm El I V?Vr iVJKrSa VWmiiV ii smmmmm 1 .WfM LONG SILK GLOVES 16 Button Black.. $1.50 16 Button White $1.75 18 Button Black $2.00 16 Button Gray $3.00 Rock Island and Vnion Pacific Furnish Much Needed Cosh. -The Record- SANTA FE EARNINGS. The Company's Gross Income to Ex ceed 80 Millions This Year. State of Ohio, City of Toledo. Lucas Co.. s. Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he Is eenior partner of the firm of V. J. Che ney & Co.. doing business in the city of Toledo. Connty and State aforesaid, and that said firm will pay the said sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every case of Catarrh that cannot b cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh Cure FRANK J. CHENEY, Sworn to before rn and subscribed in my presence, this 6th day of December, A. A. W. GLEASOT. (Seal.) Notary Publln, Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, and act directly on tho blood B-nd mu cous surfaces of the system. Baud for tertunonials free. F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo. O. Sold by all druggists, 75a. Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation New York, June 27. The gross earnings of the Atchison. Topeka & Santa Fe railroad for the fiscal year ending with this month will exceed 90 million dollars, showing an Increase of over 16 per cent over the figures for the preceding year. The gross earn ings of this important company have doubled In seven years. Today's state ment of earnings for May and for eleven months is as follows: May Total. Increase. Gross earnings $ 8.393.817 t L352.S11 Net earnings 2.914.S39 358.522 Surplus 2,64,224 330.05S Eleven Months Gross earnings S3.82,8U 11.753,892 Net earnings 31.SS2.S91 3,831.463 Surplus 29,646.073 3,683.781 The net earnings this year after de ducting all Interest and the dividends for the preferred stock amount to the equivalent of about 14 per cent on the common stock of the company. The Increase In the gross earnings last month amounted to 17 per cent and the gain in net earnings was 14 per cent- For eleven months the gain In gross earnings was 16 per cent ana the net, 13 per cent. THITY 1VAXT TO PLAY BALL. John Koblnxon Circus Team Would Like to Play In Topeka. The manager of the John Robinson show, which will exhibit In Topeka next Monday, has written a letter to the State Journal stating that the show would spend Sunday In Topeka. The letter also states that tho show has a good baseball team which has not been defeated In the history of the show and that they would like a game with the strongest amateur team in Topeka for next Sunday after noon. Their team Is composed of em ployes of the circus. The acrobats of i the show play on the team and ac- j cording to their press notices the j team is capable of pulling off several ' amusing and entertaining stunts In : addition to playing a good game of ', ball. It Is not unlikely that a game ! will be arranged between their team j and the Midgets or the Eagles. i Chicago, June 2 Herald today says: The Rock Island and the Union Pa cific roads have made a loan to the Alton road of $1,400,000, and have agreed to make a further loan if neces sary not to exceed $600,000. The loan was negotiated by the Al ton to pay for "extraordinary" im provements which it is desired to make this year. The Alton preferred get ting the loan from the two roads named rather than to go into the money markets at this time. It is probably the first loan of this kind by one railroad to another, to obviate the necessity of asking the public to take any more railroad securities. The loan Is secured by notes which will mature In fifteen years. Five per cent interest will be paid. The improvements contemplated by tho Alton include t-ack elevation in Chicago, numerous yard improvements to cost several hundred thousand dol lars and cutting down grades and im riovlng curvfttur on reral portions of the system. A si. rv that E. H. Harriman hat! loaned $1,000,000 to the Alton board to prevent the company from passing a dividend Is emphatically aeciarea to be false. John J. Mitchell, president of th Illinois Trust & Savings bank and di rector of the Alton, declares Mr. Har riman has not loaned a single dollar to the Alton road nor does he contem plate so doing. A UNION PACIFIC MOVE. Shops at Armstrong to Be Located at Junction City. Kansas City, Kan., June 27 The gen eral repair shops of the Union Pacific railway are to be moved from Arm strong to Junction City, Kan. The railway company will, however, main tain local repair shops and an exten sive terminal system in Kansas City and these will employ almost as many men as are now employed at Arm strong. This announcement was made by A. L. Mohler of Omaha, vice president and general manager of the Union Pacific railway, at a meeting of railwav offi cials and business men held in the Mercantile club rooms here. The meet ing was called by the Mercantile club in the hope of persuading the Union Pacific to locate the shops at Muncie, Kan. N. H. Loomis and J. O. Brinker hoff were the other Union Pacific rep resentatives present. The railway officials Informed the club members that there was no hope of establishing the shops at Muncie and that all efforts' along that line were useless. The railway is now purchas ine land near Muncie. but It is to be used In connection with the terminal svstem. "We're forced to seek another place for the shops because the land now oc cupied by them is needed for terminal purposes." said Mr. Mohler. "It is more advantageous to have shops near the center of a division, so Junction City was selected." Mr. Mohler said the plans for the shops at Junction City were not fin ished but about 1,500 men would be employed there. B. & O. Fights Two Cent Fare. Uniontown, Pa., June 27. In an ef fort to have the two cent law in Penn sylvania declared unconstitutional the Baltimore & Ohio Railway company, occupying the Pittsburg & Connells ville road, has filed an equity suit here asking that the law be declared void and that the county of Fayette be per petually enjoined from recovering from the railway any penalty imposed by the act. Help Wasliturn Ten Per Cent of Friday" Gross Re ceipts Will Be. Donated to Help in Building Greater Washburn. Here Is a most worthy movement and one we should all be Interested in. By building a Greater Washburn we are helping to build a greater To peka. Let us all get together and brace ourselves for this last hard pull. A pull which is going to land the fund high and dry above the $75,001) mark, and make Greater Washburn a re ality. Every dime'you spend in this store tomorrow means another cent for Washburn; every dollar you spend means 10c for Washburn; $10 means a dollar for Washburn. Anticipate your summer'', needs. Buy liberally, remembering that one-tenth of the amount you spend with us Friday (to morrow) wijl s toward building Greater Washburn, Final Reductions On Spring Suits That we are fully determined to close out these Spring Suits is clearly demonstrated by these three items below. We have gone through our stock, and find that there are just 94 Suits to be closed out. This includes 15 carried over Suits, which you will find especially mentioned below. So care ful was our selection of fabrics and styles, in buy ing, that there is not an undesirable Suit to be found in the entire lot. Here are some phenomenal reductions in price. Strike a general average and you'll find that these Suits are offered for less than half. Do you think you can afford to miss such an opportunity as this? Sale Starts Friday Mtarnmg at 8 jj Fifteen Suits Ranging in Price Up to $25 J Eton, Pony, Cutaway and Jumper Styles J In checks, mixtures and plain colors, light, medium and blue and black. Almost all of the jackets are either silk or satin lined. Six of these are car ried over suits, originally priced at $15, $20 and $25. Nine of this year's models. Your choice of the entire lot $5.00. $9.75 The maionty of tkem are $19.75 and $25.00 Suits. There are 27 Suit9 in thi9 lot, includ ing' 7 carried over which were originally priced at $25, $30, and $35. That leaves 20 strictly this year's models ;mostly light shades in Panamas and fancy suitings. All styles are to be found in the lot. You're paying much less than half price when you eret one of these $19.75 and $25 Suits for $9.75 $15.00 49 Superb Spring Suits Latest Shades and Styles. Included are the latest shades of browns and tans, as well as plenty of blacks, navys, grays, browns, etc. Suits ranging in price from $19.75 to $45. Eton, Pony, Cutaway, 24-inch Semi-fitted Jacket, etc. All either silk or satin lined, beautifully tailored and trimmed, full plaited skirts. Two black broad cloth Suits carried over, worth $40 r A A and $45. Choice of the 51 Suits, tj)lD.UU . FRIDAY (Waskturn Day) A: ny 'air of $3.50 Snoes in Stock 2.90 Nothing Reserved Nothing Reserved Wh fEASTTOPEKAIlOTB They are Liver Pills Ayers Pilla ere liver pills. They set directly on the liver, make more bile secreted. This is why they cure con stipation, biliousness, dyspepsia, sick headache. Ask your doctor if he knows a better laxative pill. We certainly do not. If be does, then use his kind. W prtllih tin hrmalu J. O. Ayer Co., of mil our preparations. Xwall, Van. For quality or quantity you get your money's worth when you buy a J. R. S. cigar. The Third Presbyterian church Sun day school will hold their annual picnic tomorrow at ijarneia pars. Mrs. W. M. Christman of Omaha, re turned home Wednesday after a four weeks' visit with friends and relatives here. Mr. and Mrs. Stover and Mrs. Grace Ash and son Norman, of 301 Kline street, will leave in a few days for Pennsylvania on a month's visit with relatives. . Arthur Haggrerman of Des Moines, Iowa, arrived here last Monday morn ing to spend the day with his grana father. Mr. J. S. Steadman of 426 Lib erty street. Mrs. Sam Platz of Alma, Kan., and Mrs. Charles Frank of Westmoreland, Kan., are the guests of Mrs.Flatz's son. Mr Walter Platz . and family of 207 Kline street. Mrs. R. H. Barger, of Kansas City, who has been the guest ot ner motner, Mrs. B. E. Smith of 834 Madison street, for th cast few weeks, will return home Saturday. Mis. Harley Harper, who has been spending the past ten days with her mother and father, Mr. and Mra Blair of Wakarusa, Kan., is expected to re turn to her home, 124 North Branner street, tomorrow. Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Eversole and son, Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Graham, Mrs. Sam Platz, Mrs. Charles Frank, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Platz. will compose a pic nic party at Vinewood tomorrow. Mrs. William Hays, of 212 Chandler street, entertained last evening at her home for the following guests: Mrs. Ellenberger. Mrs. Geo. Lake, Mrs. A. L. Hays of Los Angeles, Miss Alice Ellenberger, Miss Clara Lake and Miss Florence Jolley. . - - -FIRST FREE BAND CONCERT. The residents of the east side were given the first free band concert ever given on that side by Big Bee's band Tuesday evening, at the East Side Im provement association hall. corner Eighth and Lake streeta . In connec tion with their meeting, the hall and grounds were crowded with people. The Big Bee band was organized by Mr. G. A. Bigbee from the members of his Sunday school class, on March 10, 1S02. The members at the time of or ganizing ranged in age from 8 to 15 years old. The""band has about J500 worth of property, with less than $100 indebtedness.- The band intends to, make a ' special effort on July 4, next, 1 to 'raise enough money to cancel the balance of indebtedness on their in struments and uniforms by giving con certs on that day, in different parts of the city. An appeal is hereby made to every one to help them in their worthy cause. After several selections by the band were given, the business part of the meeting was entered in with great enthusiasm, and the reports of various committees were heard from. The report of Biddle creek committee re ported that the city engineer and street commissioner were down, and went over the ground with the committee to ascertain the most feasible way of handling the overflow, and recom mended that a subway about eight feet in diameter be built, commencing at Tenth and Biddle .creek and run down Locust street to the Shunganunga creek, and will prepare estimates on same and present at next regular meet ing of the association which meets on July 9. Committee on Are department was granted further time and contin ued. Committee on opening street to new shops was continued and instruct ed to confer with Mr. Nichols in regard to street opening. A committee of five was appointed to look after a place for the boys and girls of the east side for amusement and athletic grounds, and the following committee was appoint ed: Mr. Jessie Shaw, F. Curry, stead man, C. H. Kutz and Dan Swearingen. A committee of three were appointed to confer with street commissioner in regard to cutting the weeds on the parks and vacant lots. Also to call his attention to the culvert at the corner of Seventh and Lawrence, the follow ing were appointed, C. Roof, W. A. "Voigt and Mr. Dutton. The committee on fence reported that when the school board delivered the fence that they wanted the help of the members of the association in putting up the fence. All members present volunteered to do same. After said fence is erected a floral committee will be appointed to call for donations of flowers, plants and shrubbery to place in the grounds to beautify them. The association being yet in its infancy, being only a little over six months' old, has accomplished several great things with much more in store. Having started with about six members with a lantern and meeting on the corners, it has grown to an organ ization of 175 members, with gas light and a hall and is still growing. After a standing vote of thanks was extend ed to the band, the meeting adjourned to meet at their next regular meeting, July 9. XTNIFOIIM BILL OF LADING. Dream of American Commerce About to Be Realized. Is GET THE HABIT AIR DOME Mbing Cheap bat the Prices 10c and 20c GILM0RE PLAYERS TONIGHT A Noble Sacrifice High-Class Vaudeville Between Acts i Chicago, June 27. A binding agreement between shippers and the railroads, the dream of American commerce, in the form of a uniform bill of lading, practically has been agreed upon. Representatives of the commercial interests and all the trunk lines of the country have settled upon the form of the new bill and the inter state commerce commission has con curred. It will be submitted for the ratification of the railroad and com mercial interests of the country early in July. The effect of the ratification will be to make the new bill of lading a part of the Interstate commerce law. The shippers then will have the thing for which they have clamored for thi last decade a railroad receipt binding on the carriers. The negotiations have been thus far carried on by railroad representatives and members of the board of directors of the Illinois Man ufacturers' association and the Ameri can Shippers' - association. The new bill will hold the initial road and Its connections liable for a shipment from the time it is delivered to the company until it is delivered to the consignee at its destination. The Illinois Manufacturers' asso ciation and the American Shippers' association have pressed the matter before the interstate commerce com mission for three years. The condi tions were agreed upon at a con ference May 4 and 25 in Chicago. The conditions were placed before the in terstate commerce commission with the view of having them incorporate into a law that would be mutually pro tective and it was agreed that a draft of the bill of lading and conditions would be submitted to the railroads and commercial interests of the coun try early in July. CLE. ANL.IN . S S Is the watchword for health and vigor, com. fort and beauty. Mankind is learning not only the necessity but the luxury of clean liness. S A POLIO, which has wrought such changes in th home, announces bvi ister triumph HAND SAPOLIO FOR TOILET AND BATH A special soap which energizes the whob body, starts the circulation and leaves al exhilarating glow. A llgrcceri amddrm,jiiU 'BJf 4 ' L . d ' W f-f, VI 11' J' V Ji IT' ,trl l,BJ'l.ll1.?t.'l.l-H,H.I,la:,lll,.,HH Lest You Forget BELL "LONG DIS TANCE" puts you thers and back while your competitor is on the road. Rates are low. Missouri & Kansas Tel. Co. 'Phone 099. Resident: 621 Harrison St. Ind. Phona 2;9 J. T. BARKLEY Undertaker and Embalmer. 818 Kansas Avenue. Both Phones 287 tJE US ftf IS fl Jr II , TRAIOHT CIQAR BJ 1 M wr- 7oooooo Strawberries Bijs ns Burbank's. New York. June 27. Patrick O'Mara, one of the speakers last night ' at a dinner of wholesale seed men who have been holding the conven tion here, caused a stir by announcing that a new fruit Is being raised in ' New Jersey which will be known as' the "Millionaire Strawberry." Mr. O'Mara said the new strawberry will be almost as large as a Burbank po tato. He visited the farm in New' Jersey, he said, where the new fruit is growing and found that nearly two carloads will be . ready for market next season.