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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAIt WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 3, 1907.
'li M A A A ft A k"ft A ft A ft ft A ft A A MY GROCERY STORE, -and- MEAT MARKET Which will invoice about $2,000 ' MUST BE SOLD AT ONCE I have purchased a business in the Indian Terri tory which demands my immediate attention. Business established 1895. J.M.FRANK, - - - U23 West Sixth -tt t -tt -K -fc -tt -tt -tt -tt -X -tt -It -tt -tt -tt -tt ON THEJPRAIRIES A Million Dollar Cement Plant Nucleus for a Town. No Station Nor Business Nearer Than Three Miles. GREAT SHALE DEPOSIT Is the Real Thine:, and Reaches to a Depth of 35 Feet. Concern Is Located on 420 Acres of Allen County Land. Moran, Kan., July 3. One million dol lars is to be spent in the building and placing In operation of a cement plant nine miles north of here. It will be on the open prairie. The nearest sta tions on the same division of the road are Bayard and Kincaid, each three miles away. The occasion for the new town is the fact that a company has been organ ized, having the money in hand, to construct a cement plant on land which holds the deepest deposit of shale in Allen county. Within a few inches of the ground, the shale reaches to a ,1 V, nf 'J -. f,ii.rhA 1,1 .-. ... T I urf in ' l w n i. l xux i ii i i uliu , . i. is ti the real stuff. All winter the company's agents have been prospecting and makiner arranee- -ienis to start tne cement plant, mere re two other plants in Allen county like this, one at Iola and the other at Concrete A plant like the one planned will attract a population of from 1,500 to 2.000 people, and there are many other possibilities which would cause it to grow. The platting of a town will com mence this week, and the ground plans of a plant will soon be made. The company which is starting the plant has purchased three tracts of land, one of 160 acres, another of 180 acres, and an other of 80 acres. Upon the materiali zation of this town, there will be only two stations on the Parsons division larger than it, Paola and Krie: A $148,000 WHEAT CROP. Estimate of the Bourbon County Prod uct for This Year. Fort Scott, July 3. It is estimated that there will be $148,000 worth of wheat harvested in this county this summer. There are eleven thousand acres of wheat In Bourbon county this year. From reports it seems that the aver age harvest will be about 15 bushels to the acre. A great many farmers have been Interviewed-on the subject and re ports from all over the . county have been heard. Some farmers say their harvest, will net them about ten bushels to the acre while many say their wheat will mean 22 to 25 bushels to the acre. This makes about an average of 15 bush els to the acre. Wheat Just now Is up around the dollar mark or thereabouts. Grain men believe that this year's wheat will bring no less than 90 cents per bushel, and accepting this as a basis it wil'i be seen that this year's wheat crop In this county will bring $148,000. COMMITTED SCTCIDE. John Stevens Preferred Death to liv ing Without the Girl He Loved. Oswego. Kan., July 3. John Stevens, 19 years of age, living with his parents on a farm 12 miles west of this city, committed suicide Tuesday by shooting himself in the temple with a 38 caliber revolver, dying an hour later, without regaining consciousness. He called upon his sweetheart the previous night, and at the table Tues day announced to his parents that he desired to get' married. A fiat refusal came from his father. With the words, "You will be sorry," the young man went to the barn and in a few minutes the shot rang out that cent him into eternltv. Found Old Bar Fixtures. Junction City, July 3. T. K. Garver of opeka. one of the receivers for thn property of brewers that is found in the etate.was here recently looking for prop erty which the state may seize. He spent a half day here and it is reported that all he found was a couple of sets C aid bar fixtures. ?Tew Sidewalk for Fort Riley. Junction City, July 3. The proposals for th9 construction of 15,000 feet of concrete sidewalk at Fort Riley were opened In the constructing quartermas ter's office at the post. W. J. Ixtt of What is it? In point of fact, it is the freedom from poisonous and spurious in gredients.the excellence in flavor, that gives to flavoring v.n,a Extracts S their wide popularity and increas ing sale. The retail grocers are learning that quality rather than price is necessary to retain the confidence of customers and make a successful business. A ftftftftftftftft 1 Junction City was the successful bidder. He will do the work for 18 cents per foot. WICHITA NEEDS THE MONEY. The Authorities Contemplate Licensing 2 Per Cent Joints. Wichita, Kan.. July 3. Wichita is contemplating a license for the "2 per cent" Joints. This is to be different from the old system of fines, as it Is proposed to levy a license by ordinance in conformity with the laws of the state. It is argued by those in favor of the movement, that this will ma terially augment the city's revenues as there are at least forty of these places in the city, and a license of $50 per month would mean $24,000 a year to the city. It is a noticeable fact that since the inauguration of the "2 per cent" joints here, the sales of whisky in the drug stores has materially decreased. It is approximated from records in many of the stores that the sales have dropped off fully one-third. It is asserted from observation and experience of those who have imbibed the weaker mixture, that it certainly is intoxicating, beyond the logic of a 2 per cent concoction. In fact it is openly asserted that the article is gen uine beer. JUNE WEATHER REPORT. Few Hot Days But Plenty of Rain and Thunder, Says Dr. Snow. Lawrence. July 3. The weather report I for June, prepared by Dr. F. H. Snow I of the University of Kansas from ob- servations taken at Lawrence, shows that there were no hot days during i which the temperature rose to 90 de- ( grees or above. This is far below the . average number, which is 7. j which is 2.9 inches above the average ( rainraii ror June. The greatest precip itation of the month occurred on the 29th, when 1.66 inches fell. The mean temperature was 71.7 de grees, which is 1.15 degrees below the June average. The highest temperature was 88 degrees on the 16th, the lowest was 53.5 degrees on the 1st, giving a monthly range of 34.5 degrees. The rainfall was 7.42 inches, which is 2.9 inches above the June average. The entire rainfall for the six months of 1907 now completed has been 21.1 inches. Rain in measureable quantities fell on 11 days. There were five thunder storms during the month. The month was .82 per cent more cloudy than the average. The. total, run of wind was 7,906 miles, which is 1,153 miles below the June aver age. The highest velocity was 24 miles an hour on the 23rd. KILLED IN A RUNAWAY. Mrs. Fossey of Reno County Meets Death Taking Dinner to Harvest Help. Hutchinson, Kan., July 3. Mrs. John Fossey was Instantly killed in a run away near her country home In Salt Creek township, Tuesday. Her daugh ter, Maud Fossey, aged 12, was badly injured, but it is said she will recover. The mother and daughter had cooked dinner for a crowd of harvest hands and had hitched to a buggy and started to go to the field, some distance away, to take the dinner to the men, expecting to arrive before the noon hour. On the way, the team became frightened and ran away, throwing both Mrs. Fossey and her daughter from the carriage. Mrs. Fossey was dead when she was found. The daughter was unconscious, but probably will not die. John Fossey is an old settler in that township. Mrs. Fossey leaves four chil dren, besides the injured daughter, be ing the two sons, Don and Herbert, both grown, and Mrs. Bert Welch of Newton. THE PITTSBURG SHOOT. Gottlieb of Kansas City Hijrh Man With Ed O'Brien Second. Pittsburg, Kan., July 3. The inter state tournament given under the auspices of the Pittsburg Gun club here, closed Tuesday afternoon. The shoot was at 400 targets for the two days. Chris Gottlieb, of Kansas City, got 388: Ed O'Brien of Florence, Kan., 385, and Harry Kahler of Davenport, Iowa, 382, in the professional contest. In the amateur contest A. M. Mastin, of Kansas City, was high gun, with 381 targets. "Uncle .Jim" Forkner, of Joplin, got 376. and George K. Mackie, of Scammon, got 273. In the long run of tournament Chris Gottlieb got 131 and 93, while A. M. Mastin got 100. DYNAMITING THE FISH. Pirates r.t Work in the Cottonwood River Made to Pay. Cottonwood Falls, Kan., July 3. Daniel McCowen, the deputy - game and fish warden of Emporia, caused the arrest of three men at Cedar. Point who were found violating the fish laws of the state. The men all live at Burns, Kan., and their trial came up before Justice of the Peace Clay Shaft. They were found guilty and the minimum fine for the first of fense, together with all the costs was imposed on them. There were also two other men who were implicated in the same offense and another party at Saffordville charged with killing fish by dynamiting the river. The trial of both will probably come up this week. TO PAY A 81 BONUS. Saline County Farmers Use Unique Methods to Secure Help. Salina, Kan., July 3. The farmers ot this county are having great difficulty in getting men to work in the harvest fields, although $2.50 a day and board is being paid. Every incoming train is met by farmers and $1 bonus is being paid for each man furnished. Many headers are being used because the straw is too E.hort for harvesters, but the quality of the grain Is said to be much better than was anticipated. Death In the Harvest Field. Manchester, Kan.. July 3. Reece Rob ertson, a farmer, died suddenly of heart failure in the harvest field Tuesday. He was carrying water to the- harvest bands when stricken. RAILROAD NEWS. Illinois Two Cent -Fare Law Is Now in Force. Lines HaTe Decided to Gire It a Fair Trial. MAY GO TO THE COURTS Study of Effect on Earnings to Precede Litigation. Other Items of Interest Railway People. to Chicago, July 3. The 2-cent-a-mile railroad rate is on trial for good behav ior in Illinois now, and railroad mag nates, traffic officials, and incidentally the traveling public, are prepared to sit up and take notice. The recalcitrant states of the middle west are causing ran kings many a night's loss of sleep or late. . v-an as large profits be made at a rate of 2 cents as at the old figure of o trais a mner That is the question which the roads propose to answer by a practical test. On the face of It the proposition bears the appearance of a "mathematical impossibility" that none but nature fakirs would attempt to dis prove by affidavits concerning tests. The roads, however, are prepared to be fair niiu give tne new legislation due oppor tunity to show what it can do. Those who are friendly to it declare that it will compensate in increased travel for all that it cuts from the income. Most roaa omciais are dubious, however, and declare that if in three months it is ehown that they cannot pay operating expenses steps will be taken to test the law. "When it Is considered that all the expenses which the roads have to de fray are increasing rapidly, and that at a 3-cent rate the income of the princi pal roads barely covered the cost of operation, it is difficult to see how these lines can continue business with the revenue cout one-third," said Geo. J. Charlton, general passenger agent of the Chicago & Alton railway. "The new law will be especially hard on the smaller companies that operate only over a few hundred miles of sparsely settled territory. Increase in travel cannot help them, for the popu lation is not there. How the big trunk lines will be affected can be learned only by trial. "In the line of increased expenses there is scarcely an item that "is not costing much more than formerly. La bor, which could once be obtained for $1 a day. Jumped to $1.60, and now $2.40 is the figure demanded. Ties are cost ing ten times as much as was the case a few years ago. Rails have to be made heavier on account of more exacting schedules, and even now new types are under advisement at a high increase in price. "Locomotives used to be built for $7,000. Now it is necessary to pay $15, 000 to $20,000 for engines of modern type. The cost of cars that were for merly purchased for $5,500 is now $8,000. This increase holds in ail lines, and modern invention, instead of cutting the cost, seems but to add new chan nels for the outlay of funds. (. . "The public, of course, will benefit by j the lowered rate, in practically every instance, for there are few excursions made at a rate lower than 2 cents a mile. Special excursions will neces sarily be discontinued, but this only means that excursion rates will prevail at all times. "The railroads Intend to give the new rate a fair trial three months if that is long enough to Judge, and if not, they will try it longer. If it is found that we can operate at a reasonable profit or even pay expenses at 2 cents a mile, we will not contest. If not, we want 3 cents." It is asserted that no better state to make the conclusive test could be found than Illinois, for travel in number of passengers per mile is said to be heavier here than in any other part of the coun try except New England. While this means a large decrease in profits at the . - lonrntenj?.- MASK TWAIN, LION OF THE HOUR OT LONDON, WHO DOES MOST OF HIS WRITING WHILE IN BED. NO American literary man ever before received such an ovation abroad as England has given Mark Twain. The great humorist Is eccentric and original and does not need a press agent. His bed is his literary work bhop. The accompanying picture, made from a photograph, shows him writing a page of his autobiography and smoking one of his "seven dollars a barrel cigars." Part of his own hair and the creased pillow at the right of his head combine to form the figure of a little girl, who seems to be whispering In his ear. outset, it also elves the opportunity to zoster increased travel, "We have not yet had time to as certain the effect of the 2 cent rate," said a St. Paul official in discussing the possible outcome. "The rate has been in effect in Minnesota since the first of May, and in Nebraska and Missouri shorter periods. It will go into effect in Iowa on July 4. We cannot Judge by the comparative figures for the time it has already been tried, and those for the same period last year. It would not be a fair comparison, for this season has been much later than a year ago." WANT GREATER POWER, Illinois Commission Would Control Operation of Roads. Chicago, July 3. The railroad and warehouse commission of Illinois is seeking to secure control over the physical properties and over the oper ation of railroads. This fact was con firmed by Commissioner B. A. Eckhart today, who declared that he was of the opinion that the commission should have such powers. Accordingly the commission is having the law ex amined by competent legal experts with a view to ascertaining how far it goes in giving that body anything to say relative to the physical condition of Illinois railroads and the manner of their operation. Some members of the commission believe that they now have the power to control the physical condition of railroads, while other members believe that such power is not granted by the law as it stands now. In addition to having the law searched for this authority the com mission is having the question looked up generally in other states. The com missioners desire to know Just what other state commissions are doing with respect to the physical condition of railroads and their operation and under what sort of legal provision they are exercising their powers. If it Is found that the Illinois law stops with giving the commission control over grade crossings and over the crossings of railroads with one another,- It is likely that the state legislature will be asked to pass an amendment granting certain additional powers to the state commission. At present there is not a single charge that any railroad in the state is not in good physical condition and is not being well operated. Regarding this question Commis sioner Eckhart said: "The commis sion has not received a single com plaint that any railroad in Illinois is not in good physical condition or that it is not being well operated. I think r. is a-enerallv conceded tnat tne rail roads centering in Chicago or at least that portion of their lines which is in Illinois, is in first class physical con dition. I do not know of a single railroad in the state where it would be necessary at this time for the com mission to make an examination as to the condition of roadbed or track, but such an occasion might arise, and I believe that if it does the commission should have the power to deal with it." TO AVOID CAR SHORTAGE. Companies Are Getting Equipment to Kansas to Handle Wheat. Two thousand new freight cars are being brought by the Missouri Pacific railway to Kansas to be used in haul ing the wheat crop as soon as it is put on the market. One-thousand of these cars will be used on the Wichita di vision and the others will be used on the Southern Kansas division. The ob ject of this is to prevent as far as pos sible any shortage of cars such as that of last season. The hauling capacity, of each of these cars is 1,500 bushels of wheat. They are as large aa most of the freight cars now in use and the 2,000 cars will be able to carry an enormous quantity of wheat from Kansas wheat counties. The cars are now being dis tributed along the lines that pass through the wheat growing districts. Other railways are preparing to meet the increased traffic that is sure to come as soon as the wheat crop is put on the market. In the handling of coal this is especially true. They all urge the people to lay in a supply of coal during the summer months in order to avoid the congestion of traf fic that almost always occurs at the beginning of the winter season. In some localities the shortage of coal during the winter becomes a serious matter and in order to prevent this the railways urge early buying of eoal. The winter supply of coal for the railways is almost all stored during WW summer so more attention can be given to the handling- of other com mercial business later in the season. THEY ABANDON PASSES. Missouri Roads Adopt Suggestion of Attorney General Hadley. Jefferson City, Mo., July 3Attorney General Hadley is apparently making good progress in his effort to induce the Missouri railroads to discontinue the issuance of free passes, save to em ployes and for charitable purposes. He is of the opinion that the custom is un lawful, not only under the laws of Mis souri, but also under a recent opinion of the United States supreme court. As common carriers, the attorney gen eral says that, except to employes and as charity, the railroads have no right to haul one . person at a different rate from that exacted from another, where the conditions are the- same. General Hadley received letters yes terday from officials, with authority to speak, from two of the large systems and one smaller one announcing their future intentions in the matters of free passes. The St. Paul says it will issue orders forthwith to dispense with all passes in the future, save to its employes. The Burlington officials seem offend ed that anyone should suppose that sys tem would issue a free pass, save for charity or to an employe, and announces that it had already discontinued this practice on its own motion. The Qiuiney, Omaha & Kansas City system says it has already issued orders to discontinue passes and will strictly adhere to this policy. Quite a number of lines have an nounced the receipt of the attorney general's letter, and informed him that they will make definite reply thereto in the near future. I BETTER PAY AND HOURS. Railway Clerks in the East Organiz ing to Demand Them. Reports from New York state that active preparations are being made throughout the east by the vast army of railroad clerks to enter a campaign for the securing of better hours and higher salaries. There are over 200, 000 men in this country now, employ ed as railroad clerks and, while the places of the majority could be filled at short notice, officials acknowledge ; that they could prove very annoying, j During the past six months national organizers have been at work in the east and the clerical forces of several of the larger roads have been organ ized so quietly that officials and oth ers have known nothing of the under taking. The organization is gaining In, strength, it is said, from day to day. In the south recently efforts to better their conditions have proved a failure, due mostly to lack of organization, but the rolls nre being signed by hun dreds all over the United States, and the aim is to effect an organization that will be not only influential, but really powerful. ALTON CUTOFF FINISHED. Last Spike Driven on Short Line to Kansas City. The last spike has been driven in the Chicago & Alton cutoff which connects the main line of the road with the Kan sas City division. This is the line that caused so much discussion immediately following the appearance of Mr. Harri man before the Interstate commerce commission. The line runs from Spring field Junction to Murrayville, thirty-five miles. President Felton will make a trip of inspection over the road on July 4, and It will be thrown open for busi ness on August -1. After that time all passenger and freight business between Chicago and Kansas City will go via Springfield. All new stations along the line are named after members of the interstate commerce commission. TRAINS OX BRAZOS LINE. Yoakum's New Road Is Finally Ready for Operation. Dallas, July 3. After having been three times postponed since April 1 on account of delays caused by long-continued rains the new railroad of B. F. Yoakum's Texas system, the Trinity & Brazos Valley, is at last running reg ular trains in and out of Dallas. The first regular train- started for Houston via Waxahachie and Teague out of the Terminal Passenger station at 2:15 o'clock yesterday morning. The riSJ.'' . LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S VEGETABLE COMPOUND Is acknowledged to be the most suc cessful remedy in the country for those painful ailments peculiar to women. For more than 30 years it has ,4 Llll 111 A- 1.11I111U V1V11 Ll 1 L tw u w,, B such as Inflammation, and Ulcera tion, Falling' and Displacements, and consequent Spinal Weakness, Backache, and is peculiarly adapted to the Change of Life. Records show that it has cured more cases of Female Ills than any other one remedy known. .'Xydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound dissolves and expels Tumors at an early stage of development. Dragging Sensations causing pain.weight. and headache are relieved and permanently cured by its use. 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They act 650 Vv -for. the Bowels College of the Sisters of Bethany (48th Year) Topeka, .Kas. Rt. Rev. Frank R. Millspaugh, President. Meliora C. Hambleton, Principal. College preparation and elective courses to suit the needs of pupils. Excellent advantages in mueio and art. For resident pupils all the comforts of a -well appointed home. Certificate admits to Wellesley and Smith college and Univer sity of Kansas. Separate school for girls 7 to 12 year s of age Catalogue Gives Very Complete Information. THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS liawrence, Kansas. Equipment of Grounds, Buildings valued at Sl.500.000. Seventeen Hun dred and Kishty Kix Students in 1806-7. Faculty of 105 give Full Time to Instruction. Over Fifty Eminent Specialists lecture before the' Students of Medicine. Catalogue and other information may be had by addressing The CHANCELLOR or REGISTRAR, Lawrence, Kansas. first train to arrive from the south got in at 3:15 yesterday afternoon. The Valley trains use the tracks" of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas between Waxahach'.e and Dallas, but it will eventually build its own line into the city. The first train consisted of a modern type of locomotive, known as an eight wheeler, combination baggage and ex press car smoker, day coach and chair car. The equipment is all of the wide vestibule pattern, and the train pre sented an attractive appearance. DOWNlHE MISSISSIPPI. Program for the President's Sneaking Trip In the Fall. Oyster Bay, July 3. The details of the Itinerary of President Roosevelt's trip which is to begin at the termina tion of his summer vacation were an nounced today by Secretary Loeb. The president will leave Oyster Bay for Canton, Ohio, September 29. He will make an address at Canton at the dedication of the McKlnley national monument September 31 and leave for Keokuk where he will arrive at 9 o'clock October 1. . He will make an address at Keokuk and two hours after his arrival will embark on the Mississippi. From 10 until 3 o'clock the next day he will spend in St. Louis. He will then con tinue his sail down the Mississippi the next stop being at Cairo, 111., where he will spend 'the two hours from 11 to 1 o'clock, Oct. 3. An address will be made by the president at Cairo and at Memphis which will be reached the next afternoon. An uninterrupted trip to Washington from Memphis will be gin at 4 o'clock. Emporia's "Drug Trade" Good. Emporia, July 3. According to statements filed with the probate Judge, by the different druggists hav ing liquor permits as required by law 10S9 liquor sales were made in Em poria during June, 1906, and 1643 dur ing June of this year, which makes an increase of 554 sales for June of this year over the corresponding month of last year. 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