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THE TOPEKA DAILY SXAlii JOUBJJAIr-SATURDAy tiVxttuxGr, JUL 6, 107.
ii GARDENOF EDEN. tVay a State Journal Corre spondent Sees Graham Co. "Wheat "Will Ayerage at Least 75 Per Cent Crop. HAVE SO SALOONS Plenty of Money "With Iniproye ments Going Along. One Hill City Paper Puts in a Typesetting Machine. Hill City, Kan.. July 6. Graham county has been favored this year so far as the wheat yield is concerned. All reports tend to the pretty unani mous opinion that notwithstanding? the frosts in May and the subsequent dry weather, there will be at least 75 per cent of a wheat crop, and that of the best quality ever "harvested in the county. Farmers are in town daily watching the trains and all the moving vehicles inquiring for harvest hands. An unusual large acreage was sown to 'wheat, and the crop of 1907 will no doubt exceed the yield of 1906 by con siderable. The berry is plump and sound. Considerable speculation has been indulged in both pro and con relative to the effect the death of J. P. Pom eroy will have upon the future of Hill City, who owned large real estate in terests In the progressive county seat. For many years he had been closely identified with the growth of Hill City in a very material way. Nothing defi nite is known as to what the son-in-law and manager of his estate will do, consequently the large amount of talk being indulged in is mere conjecture. The opinions from either side are as wide apart as the poles; there is no foundation for any of the reports, there is any amount of imagination. A. L. Daniels cf Boston, son-in-law of Mr. Pomeroy, and husband of the only surviving heir of the estate, has had entirf control in directing the man agement of the affairs of Mr. Pomeroy lor the past year. He appears to be the right man in the right place, and in all probability will use good judg ment in settling up the affairs of the estate, including those In Hill City and Graham county. Hill City is one town in northwest Kansas where there is always some thing doing. A place where there is always something going on that will build up a trade, and this is what the business men have done for Hill City. Her model or experimental farm ad joining the town has been a great ad vertisement. The crops of wheat raised on this farm during the years 1905 and 1906 were generally sold for seed at J1.25 to $2.25 per bushel. The demand was always larger than the supply. Many orders came from Idaho, Texas. Colorado and other states. The flouring mill recently built in Hill City has proved a good invest ment. The product of the mill has as good sale as any of the foreign flours shipped in. , One of the Hilt City newspapers, the New Era, is branching out, having added a typesetting machine, which makes the second one in the Sixth dis trict, the Goodland Republic being the first, while several of her wealthy citizens, including the editor and pro prietor of the Republican, have pur chased costly autos. Speaking about Hill City newspa pers, the People's Reveille is going to take on a longer title. For several years it has been known as the Peo ple's Reveille; it has taken out a char ter for the People's Reveille Publish AFAIMlfl YOU CAN ALWAYS RELY ON Mis 4r- Sick ity. MR. JAMES J. DUNDAS, Dalta, La., says- 'For many years your Bittera has been my family medicine, and we owe our continued good health to it9 use. It ia excellent for all stomach and liver complaints. I freely endorse it." FOR ALL FEMALE ILLS ing company, or in other words, there are to be more irons in the fire. The charter calls for a capital stock paid up of $3,000. with G. J. Michaelis, president; John McCoy, vice president; J. R. Ashcroft, secretary; P. L. Stout, treasurer and business manager. No less than 35 business men and farmers are its stockholders. M. C. Inlow, present editor, will remain at the edi torial head. The paper will be en larged, and a new cylinder press and other material will be added. The policy of the paper will be independ ent with strong Democratic-Popullstlc opinions. Few towns have as few drawbacks as Hill City. Her constant branching out has drawn' trade aa far as twenty five and thirty-five miles distant: there isn't even a billiard parlor or pool table in the place, hence a person bit ten bv a poisonous snake will find It difficult to get an ounce -of liquor if the doctors prescribed It. The eleva tors are being put into repair to han- die the grain trade; one of the har ness firms said they had disposed of as high as eight sets of harness in a day. One of the bankers is erecting a mod ern home at a cost of $5,000; another citizen raised enough strawberries for his home and supplied several neigh bors. R. V. Wilcox, lawyer, is getting readv for several weeks outing witn his family in Colorado. Cement walks are rapidly succeeding the dilapidated board sidewalks; the depot is so far away few people go there to see the trains pass and repass as otner towns people do who live near the railroad, and there la pride all over the resi dence part of Hill City to make the homes more inviting by fixing up at tractive lawns. It has been more than a quarter of a century since the writer first was in Hill Citv. Then it contained a few straggling frame houses and numer ous "soddies," today it has a popula tion of about 800, with brick and stone business buildings, and dozens of com fortable, modern homes; then it was striving for the seat of government of Graham county, today she has a stone court house as good as any in north western Kansas; then farmers were few and hot winds were blowing, to day the county has close to 10,000 people, and farmers are gathering one of the best crops of wheat ever har vested here or elsewhere; then there wasn't a school nor church in Hill City, today they have a magnificent stone school house and several church buildings; then one or two business men did the business, today there are dozens, together with three banks, three newspapers, three lumber yards, two opera houses, flouring mill, two first class modern hotels, with two others thrown in for good measure and half a dozen or more restaurants; then there wasn't an acre of alfalfa in the county, today the visitor can see hundreds of acres of it growing in either direction from town; then it was a vast treeless prairie, and today it is a garden in whatever direction the visitor may travel; then a person could get most any quarter section of land for a song, today you have to pay what it is worth. These wonder ful changes in this time have been a theme of conversation among the later comers to know how such changes could really come about. The people of Hill City and Gra ham county have no cause to grumble. A STRAXGE FISH TRAP. Boys Capture Two Enormous Cats In an Old Sunken Boiler. Will Henry. Emil Teichgraeber, P. E. Arthur and Ed Gibson were at the river just below the dam fishing for crawfish. In their hunt they ran across an old steam boiler that was rolled down the bank some years ago to keep the bank from caving in. E. P. Gibson stuck his hand into an opening in the boiler, and as he did so a big catfish tried to make a meal of his hand and then the fun was on. The boys soon managed to get the big fish out and in so doing they discovered that there were two of them. The larg er one weighed twenty-eight and a half pounds and measured three feet and eight inches, the other one weigh ed twenty-four pounds. Lindsborg News. The wonderful success of Hostetter's Stomach Bitters during the past 54 yrs. has been made through its reliability as a remedy for all family ills. In fact, no home is consid ered complete nowadays that does not always contain a bottle of this famous medicine. Take a few doses at the first sym tom of any disorder of the Stomach, Liver, Kidneys or Bowels and thus counteract a long sick spell. We guaran tee the genuine to be absolutely pure. TETTE ST0IVSAC will tone the digestive organs, restore the appetite, prevent costiveness, induce sound sleep and cure Dyspepsia, Indi gestion, Biliousness, Sour Risings, Heartburn, Insomnia, Headache, Cramps, Malarial A trial always convinces. Read these letters : THE BITTERS IS UNEQUALLED. TRY IT AND SEE. COWS JNJOY IT. Milking "Bossies" by Machinery Proyes a Big Success. An Ottawa Man's Experiment Beats Old Way by Hand. BIG TIME SAVER, TOO. Can Milk the 26 and Separate Cream in 90 Minutes. "Would Take an Expert Three Hours in Former Times. Ottawa, July 6. The Republic says: "The new milking machine is asuccess," declared Henry Van Leeuwen this morn ing on his return from his Anderson county farm, where for the last ten days he has been bossing the installing of a milking machine plant and testing its operation. Mr. "Van Leeuwen owns 641 acres eight miles from Garnett and four from Bush City. The latter place, which is on the K. N. & D., is his shipping sta tion. He is conducting it solely as a dairy farm. He has a herd of thirty- six milch cows of which twenty-six are now being milked. "My milkimr machine is operated by a three-horse power gasoline en gine," continued Mr. Van Leeuwen. "It Is a two unit machine and milks four cows at once. The same engine which drives It also drives the power cream separator that I have put in. The best possible time an expert milkman could make in milking my twenty-six cows would be two hours and a half. Then he would have to spend half an hour separating the milk from the cream with a hand power separator. Three hours would be the best time he could make, and he couldn't keep that up, morning and night, day after day, very long. "I find that with the power plant one can milk the twenty-six cows and separate the milk in an hour and a half Just half the time and do it night and morning, day after day, with ease. "The most surprising thing to me was that after the cows got used to the milking machine, which they did after two or three milkings, they liked it immensely. Toung cows that would not stand when milked by hand were absolutely quiet and content when being milked by the machine. "After ten days experimenting, 1 am pretty well satisfied .that the power milking machine Is an entire success. "It cost between $600 and $700 to install the plant, but I am convinced that the Investment is justified." AN "APPETIZING" MEAL. Mexican Railroad Workers Are Not Particular About Cooking. Hutchinson. July 6. Flour and water mixed and cooked on the top of a rusty stove in a dugout! Wouldn't that make an appetizing meai Out in the east part or town along the line of the Santa Fe is a dugout, which for a long while formed the habitat of Mexicans who were work ing, here for the railroad. It was in this hole that the "greasers" cooked, ate and slept. A visitor happening there chanced to call just at meal time. Over in one corner was a rusty stove in which was fire made of old railroad ties. The stove was old and rusty but that did n't keep the Mexicans from cooking their "frijoles," made of plain flour and water mixed and cooked on top of the stove. Perhaps tney liked the flavor created by the addition of the rust. A Mexican "greaser" doesn't know EMEDY ITS' BITTERS Fever or General Debil MR. JAMES STRONGER, Marietta, O., say 8: "I was troubled with Kidney and Stomach weakness for a long: time. My doctor recommended your Bitters and I improved from the start. No home should ever be without it." what a bed Is, so of course the iiw.ll era of this hole in the ground slept on tne airt floor. Cleanliness Is a thing ausuiuray om qi ineir line, and these men were no exception to the rule. GREAT DAY AT HILLSBORO. Immense Crowd Enjoyed the Fourth With Frank (J rattan as Orator. Hillsboro, Kan., July 6. Hillsboro eel ebrated the Fourth In the regular old fashioned style. By 9 o'clock people came to town from all directions and by 10:30 the city was crowded. The first thing on the programme was a monster parade led by "Uncle Sam" and the "Goddess of Liberty" on horse back attended each by a "knight" of olden times. At 1:30, in a tent erected for that purpose, Frank Grattan of mcfnerson, delivered the oration of the day to about 3,000 people. Mr. Grat tan Is a fine speaker. Singing and music was Indulged in. All kinds of sports were had to the delight of the small boy and the crowd in seneral. After dark a display of fireworks was given. . The Hillsboro Twentieth Century band furnished the music. Considering that most of the people here are of for eign oirtn and that this is their home by adoption, the patriotism displayed, speaks In no uncertain manner of their loyalty and devotion to our government. A BAND FOR MINNEAPOLIS. Has Thirty Members and New Instru ments and a Grand Stand. Minneapolis, Kan., July 6. Through me strenuous enorts or Mayor McMil lan, Minneapolis has once again a rood band of about 30 members. They have good instruments and a new bandstand. They give regular concerts every Fri day evening. Frank Blake, of this city, has gone to Newton where he has a position in the railroad shops. A very tame Fourth of July passed py nere. unree bail games between Minneapolis and two clubs of the sur rounding country and the band slav ing a few selections was the summary of the celebration. Mr. I. P. Norris has bought and will open up tne jsurns hotel. Mr. Norris was formerly from Tescott and kept a hotel there for many years. The farmers are all busy trying to save what wheat they can, but report comes in mat tnere will De a poor av erage crop. HILLSBORO DEPOT ENTERED. Agent Had Taken the Money Home, So the Loss Was Slight. Hillsboro, Kan., July 6. The A. T. & S. F. depot was broken Into Thurs day night, but nothing was secured, as the agent, Mr. Helll, had taken the funds with him. In the morning on going to his office Mr. Heill found one of the windows broken, and the money drawer on the floor. It is thought that a novice in the business perpetrated the offense. Boy Killed by a' Train. Junction City, Kan., July 6. Union Pacific passenger train No. 107 struck John Eubank, an 18-year-old boy. as it was coming into the yards here. The train threw the boy ten, or twelve feet and as he fell it struck him the second time. No bones were broken, but the boy suffered a concussion of the brain, from which he died later. Death of Spencer Cooper. Galena. Kan.. July '6. Spencer Cooper, original discoverer of lead ore In Cooper hollow 'at this place, died here Friday at the age of 73. He was born In Cincinnati, served through the Civil war and located In Kansas City in 1866. The following year he moved to Galena and shortly afterwards made the first ore discovery. - MISS . SUTTON VICTORIOUS. Wins English' Tennis Championship From Miss Douglass. London, July 6. In the all-England tennis championship ladies' singles at Wimbledon Friday afternoon. May Sutton of California defeated Mrs. Chambers in the championship round. Miss Sutton thus won back the title of British champion, of which she was deprived last year by Mrs. Chambers, then Miss Douglass. The American won easily , by 2 0. The score was: 6 1. 6 4. Miss Sutton received a remarkable ovation from the crowds in the stands. The band struck up "See the Conquer ing Hero Comes." the committee pre sented the American girl with a huge bouquet of flowers and there were loud calls for a speech. Miss Sutton, how ever, was overcome by the warmth with which her victory was greeted and was only able to say: "I have won twice and I am going to try to win a third time." Too Much of a Good Thing. The late Ian Maclaren, on one of his last visits to Philadelphia, told at a din ner at the Bellevue-Stratford a salmon story. "Just as," he said, "in the south, it was illegal once to feed slaves on can vasback duck and terrapin more than a certain number of days In the week just as duck and terrapin were plentiful to the point of disgust once with you, so with us, in certain parts of Scotland, salmon is so plentiful that every one gets sick of It. "On a walking tovir in search of local color and new dialects, my Scottish land lords gave me salmon, salmon, salmon, for breakfast, lunch and dinner, till my gorge rose within me. "I remember coming down one morn ing in the Highlands, and seeing on the table only a huge salmon and a pot of mustard. " 'Is there nothing else for breakfast? I asked my hoet. " 'Nothing else?" cried he. Why, there's salmon enough there for a dozen.' " "I know," said I; 'but I don't like salmon.' ' "'Well, then,' said he, 'pitch into the mustard.' " . Boy Runs Two Miles in 9:04. Boston, July 6. With excellent weather conditions prevailing, Daniel Doheny Grace, a young Irish runner, in a practice spin here smashed all pre vious world's records for the two mile run by doing the distance in 9:04. He made his trial at the Charlesbank gymnasium under the eye of Super intendent Hugh C. MoGrath and sev eral other athletes. ' who held the watch on him. The best previous mark was 9:11, held by W. Lang, a professional. Bnrch Goes to Brooklyn. . Altoona, Penn, July 8. Al. Burch, outfielder of the St. Louis Nationals, who has been recuperating at his home here, has been notified that he has been sold to the Brooklyn team, and ordered to report-w- to Manager Donavan. It la understood he will be played In the infield. Giving Leach a Try-Out. Boston. July 6. The Boston Amer icans are giving a try-out to Pitcher Leach, of Buckuell University, of Lew-lsburg. RAILROAD NEWS. E. 0. Faulkner, Leaves Soon for Australia. To Study Culture of Eucalyptus for Santa Fe. WILL CREATE FORESTS Extensive Plans for Growing Timber for Ties. Other Items of Interest Bailway People. to E. O. Faulkner, manager of the tie and timber department of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Ke Railway company, will leave this country on September 1 for Australia where he will pass a con siderable time, possibly two years, in; studying the growth and habits of the eucalyptus tree with a view of gather ing information for its culture in this country for the purpose of furnishing lumber for railroad ties. " Mr. Faulkner is being sent to Aus tralia by the Santa Fe as a preliminary and necessary step towards the con summation of plans which have been formed by the company whereby it hopes to be able to provide itself with material for ties for all time. One of the large problems which con fronts each and every railroad In the country Is that of getting adequate ties for new lines and for the replacing of old ones on existing lines. Several of the railroads have been and are now conducting experiments with steel and concrete to try and get a tie which will take the place of the wooden ones. But so far these experiments have not developed much that Is satisfactory to railroad officials. All of the manufac tured ties lack that much needed elas ticity that is provided by the wood ties. and it is likely that the wooden ties will be in use for years and years to come before an adequate substitute is found for them, if one ever is. It s a matter of general knowledge that the timber supply of this country is becoming scarcer and scarcer each year and this is particularly true ot the tim ber that is suitable for railroad ties. The demand for this sort of timber has been enormous during the last decade and as a real matter of fact the end of the natural supply is now in sight. Already several of the larger railroad systems in the country have taken steps to actually create forests along their lines which in a few years' time will begin to produce trees from which ties may be obtained. The Santa Fe was one of the first companies in this field of tie growing and has started several forests along its line in the southwestern part of the country. In all the company has set out 450,000 trees, mostly of the eucalyptus variety and It has secured large tracts of land. thousands and thousands of acres in extent in different parts of the country where forests will be created. Mr. Faulkner is one of the pioneer tie and timber railroad men in the coun trv and is an authority on the subject. Under his management the tie and tim ber department has assumed an import ant position In the Santa xe system. The average life of a natural railroad tie is four or five years. Ties given pro- ner treatment with creosote or some other preservative are serviceaDie ior twice that length ol time, as an lm- nortant adiunct to the tie ana timDer department Mr. jrauiKner nas superin tended for tne santa e tne construc tion of tie treating plants along the Santa Fe lines. The one at somervme, Texas, which has been in most suc cessful operation for several months Is the largest of its kind in tne worm. In Mr. Faulkner's experimenting with various kinds of timber for ties he has arrived at the conclusion that one of the most serviceable is that oDtamea from the eucalyptus tree. One great advantage of this tree for this purpose is the rapidity of its growth. The eucalyptus is native to Australia and so. Mr. Faulkner is going to mat iar uu clime for a long stay to study the growth and culture of the eucalyptus on Its native heath and decide on the best variety for ties. On his return to this country the rather enormous task, and a task that Is as unique as it is enormous that or creating ioresis win y undertaken on a great scale. Suffi cient forests will be planted so that when they obtain their growth they will be able to supply the Santa Fe with all the ties that it win neea ior an time. X. Y. C. Is Fined $15,000. Trw.Vicitor TM. V -Till V 6. The New York Central Railway company t,.o flnor 11 5 find In the federal court yesterday afternoon for failure to file i Lan you use a strong, x Sturdy Set of BRAINS Eat I Grape -Nuts i z A man said: "I don't believe you can arrange food so that It will go to rebuild and nourish the brain. Grape-Nuts is a moat delightful tasting food, but I can't understand how you expect any certain food to be appropriated by any certain part of the body." A good earnest skeptic and well worth attention. Actual, results are better than any theory pro and con. Grape-Nuts food is being eaten by millions of people all over the world and any Interested person can satisfy himself by ques tioning his neighbor as to the result of the use of Grape-Nuts. The testimony is given over and over that after 10 day's use there comes a feeling of strength, sturdiness, clearness of intel lect and mind that Is unmistakable. "There's a Reason." Thinking uses up each day parts of the fiHing In the cells In brain, and Nature demands albumen and natural phosphate of potash (not from the drug store )to make new the soft Jelly-like substance (gray matter) which Is used as the filling of these brain cells. Grape-Nuts contain these elements direct from Mother Nature and pre pared in the form of a most delicious and dainty food, practically pre-di-gested and quickly absorbed Into the system. The hard stubborn facts are that Grape-Nuts does build brains. Read "The Road to WeUville," In pkgs. rates on a shipment of oil for the Standard Oil company. A motion for a new trial was denied. TROOPS' TRANSPORTATION. This Matter Will Be Investigated by Commerce Commission. "Washington, July 6. The war depart ment is irritated because of the poor accommodations certain railroads of the country have been furnishing In the transportation of troops, and threatens to take the matter up with the inter state commerce commission. It is of ficially charged that the riffraff of rail road equipment is supplied for the sol diers, despite the fact that the first class rate is paid under contract. Last fall certain railway companies supplied such inferior cars when Uncle Sam was rushing Ucaops to Cuba that the commanding general of the depart ment of the Missouri complained to the war department. When the time for settlement came the railroads would make no deductions from the regular rate, claiming that the company has no second-class rate, and that the inter state commerce act precluded a special rate, notwithstanding that the accom modations were below the standard. "The position of the railway company in this matter is untenable," says the Judge advocate general of the army in an opinion Just rendered on the sub ject. "The statutes forbidding special rates for like and contemporaneous service under substantially similar cir cumstances and conditions." It is well settled by numerous decisions that dif ference in rates is not forbidden, un less the circumstances are similar; and that inequality of conditions Justifies Inequality of rates. The law can not be Invoked as In this case to relieve the carrier from liability in damages for Its failure to provide proper service, such as its contract with the shipper requires to be furnished for the rates charged. "It is not believed," the opinion says, "that any consideration of policy re quires the acceptance at regular rates of the riffraff of a carrier's equipment for the movement of troops. On the contrary, it Is the duty of the carrier to supply adequate equipment, taking the same from the regular equipment of the road, although such action may to some extent interrupt the commercial business of the road." With this show of temper the depart ment has decided not to bring this particular alleged discrimination before the interstate commerce commission, but recommendation is made by offi cials that this be done the very next time. ACCUSATIONS OF REVENGE. Serious Charge Has Been . Made Against Western Roads. Washington, July 6. A serious charge was made In a complaint filed yesterday with the Interstate Com merce commission against the Mis souri Pacific and a number of West ern roads by corporations, partner ships and individuals engaged in the flour milling trade of Oklahoma, Kan sas and Missouri. It Is alleged that an advance In rates on flour was made by the defen dant companies in revenge against the complainants because of a petition which was filed with the Interstate Commerce commission less than a month ago alleging that the railroads charged unjust and unreasonable rates to the Atlantic market as corn cared with the rates on flour and wheat products from Minneapolis and other northwestern points. "In retaliation and in a spirit of re venge," the petition filed yesterday as serted, "these railroads filed with this commission a schedule of rates which shall go into and take effect on July l 1907, whereby without reason, excuse or pretended Justification tney nave arbitrarily advanced the rates one and a. quarter per cent per hundred weiarht. The complainants request the com mission to issue an order to prevent the rates from going into effect as, if they should be compelled to pay tne advanced rates even ior a snort time the effect on their business would be disastrous. They urge the commission to take Dromnt action in the case be cause they are likely, owing to the advanced rates, to be barred from the eastern markets. Thus far the commission has not taken the peremptory action against the railroad which the complainants demand, but has indicated an lnten tion to hear the merits of the case at the earliest possible date. In any event it is explained such action as the commission may take In the future will be retroactive so far as these par ticular rates complained of are con cerned, and should the decision of the commission be favorable to the com plainants the latter will have good ground on which to base an action for reparation for any damages they may have sustained by the advancement In rates. CAN NOT USE FREE PASSES. Some Texas Railroad Men Are Placed Under the Ban. Austin, Texas, July 6. Assistant Attorney General Hawkins has deliv ered an opinion holding that a public officer of the state, even though he toe an officer of the railroad, may not lawfully, under the anti-free pass act use free transportation of any railroad in the state. This was in reply to a question of the general attorney of the Texas Midland at Terrell, Tex., who stated that one of the city coun- cilmen, H. H. Allen, was also assistant treasurer of the Texas Midland, and asked if the fact that he is a city councilman will prevent his accept ance of and riding on free transpor tation on the Texas Midland railway. According to Judge Hawkins, he will have to give up his seat in the council if -he wishes to avail himself of his pass over the road by which he is em ployed. 75,000 TIES TO EL DORADO. ' Orient Makes Preparations to Begin Work There. Wichita, Kan., July 6. The Orient railway has just sent a consignment of 75,000 ties to El Dorado, to be used in the construction of the new road from that point. The ties are a fore runner of a large lot of steel rails that will soon be shipped to El Dorado. Work at this place will commence as soon as possible. A work train has been ordered to go to San Angelo, Texas, to help In the work of construction there. Railroad laborers are scarce now on account of the harvest being on in full blast. Almost all of them quit and went to work in the harvest fields. As soon as the crop Is harvested they will return to work for the railroads. MUST REPORT ALL PASSES. Texas Board Ordered All Railways There to Do So. ' Austin, Texas, July 6. The railroad commissioners have Issued notice to all railroads, street cars, interurban and sleeping car companies directing that reports be made to that body of all passes or franks issued by those companies. The commissioners or dered that the reports be made separ ately of all passes Issued to employes, HEALTH NOTES FOR JULY. t- -'--' -'- ' if.nA SOilHER CAT.Rni', EXHAUSTtc:!. suD&en chilis;; STOnACHCATRn! HJDlGEstlOf Summer catarrh causes fickle appetite, loathing ot food. Im perfect digestion, tor which Pe-ru-oa baa proved Itself to be a most admirable remedy. Stimulants should be avoided. Fresh vegetables and fruits liberally used. SAFE CONVENIENT ECONOMICAL it mtp dMlar don't handle It. write o I THE STANDARD OIL. COMPANY 3 C. C. SMITH Merchant Police Bell Phone 1610. 900 E. Tenth St. all passes Issued in exchange and of all passes issued to others, and that the papers must state how many miles were traveled on each pass on rail ways, street cars or interurban lines, and the value of each Pullman, tele graph, telephone, or express frank on other frank used. UPPER AND LOWER BERTHS. A Little Dissertation on Them by Rail- way Age. How far may the prohibition of "dls- crimination" between its patrons by m carrier be urged without becoming facical? says the Railway Age. In ai complaint brought against the Pullman company before the interstate com merce commission by aitravelingman prua allegation is that a charge for an upper berth, which is equal to the charge for a lower berth, is discriminatory an unfair. Nearly everybody will admit, sleeping car owners Included that the lower berth is more desirable than the upper. although except In the matter of eleva tion there is no appreciable aitrerenca in the character or the cost of con struction and equipment of the beds of fered. If the sleeping car agent or conduc tor, throueh favoritism or bribery, as signed to one applicant a lower berth and to another an upper, while lowers still were untaken, his action would be discriminatory, unfair and punishable. But the accommodations are offered to the public simultaneously on the same terms, "first come, first served," and those who do not apply in time to get the best places have the option of tak ing or declining what is left. TOPEKA MAN SECURES IT. Contracts for Santa Fe Buildings la Argentine Let to U. t. Douglass. H. G. Douglass, a Topeka contractor. has been awarded the contract for building a storehouse, .oil house and master mechanic's office for the Santa Fe railroad in Argentine. The contract for the machine shops probably will be let in a few days. The shops and store house were destroyed by fire a few weeks ago. ARROW ClUPCCO SHRUNK Collar: Quarter Sizes, 15c each, a for ?SC CLUCTT, PtABODT CO., Xftkars of Clueu and Mooftroh Hbiri. f PERFECTION Y J WICK SOIL STOVE 1 j Lj "HDI SAFE CONVENIENT ECONOMICAL rt worn Ammito- don't nndla It. write to ' j - , 2