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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kan.) 1892-1980, July 06, 1907, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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tVay a State Journal Corre
spondent Sees Graham Co.
"Wheat "Will Ayerage at Least
75 Per Cent Crop.
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
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
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
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."
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
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.
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
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.
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 :
Milking "Bossies" by Machinery
Proyes a Big Success.
An Ottawa Man's Experiment
Beats Old Way by Hand.
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
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
"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."
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
A Mexican "greaser" doesn't know
Fever or General Debil
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.
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.
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.
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. -
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
"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
" '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
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.
E. 0. Faulkner, Leaves Soon for
To Study Culture of Eucalyptus
for Santa Fe.
Extensive Plans for Growing
Timber for Ties.
Items of Interest
Bailway People.
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
Lan you use a strong, x
Sturdy Set of
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
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
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.
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
"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
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
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
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
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.
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,
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suD&en chilis;;
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
Quarter Sizes, 15c each, a for ?SC
Xftkars of Clueu and Mooftroh Hbiri.
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