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LB TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOUltNAL THlJicauAY JTtfSNING,,-&j xo, ib07.
3 RAILR0AD NEWS. Rort Island T.pads Off With a ' Two Cent Rate. Makes One That Will Be Good in Kansas and Nebraska. MILEAGE BOOK BASIS. May Be Used by More Than One Person. Other Items of Interest Railway People. A step that means practically a two cent fare rate in interstate journeys be tween points in Kansas and points in Kebraska has been announced by the Hock Island read. The five hundred mile tickets and mileage books which were recently issued by the Rock Island in accordance with the legislation enact ed last winter will be accepted for trans portation in either Kansas or Nebraska after August 24. They will also be ac cepted for interstate journeys which are confined to Kansas and Nebraska and will be accepted for transportation from points in either Kansas or Nebraska to St.. Joseph and Kansas City in Missouri and Council Bluffs, Iowa. Tne mileage books will be handled the same as they are now by the conductors who will tear out of the mileage book mile for mile for the entire journey. However, in crossing the bridge at St. Joseph and Council Bluffs, thirteen miles will be taken out of the book. This means almost the same thing as a two cent flat rate between points in the two states. Nebraska already has a flat two cent fare rate while in Kan sas it is necessary to purchase mileage books. The Santa Fe already has practically the same plan in ogue. They have however only one station, Superior, In Nebraska. The Rock Island has considerable mileage in Nebraska which will mean a great deal to those who travel in both states and across the line. While it won't make so much difference in the cost ; of transportation it will save a great deal of time and annoyance from the difference in the fares in both states. While the Rock Island is taking the initiative in this move it i3 generally un derstood that the other systems having mileage in both states will follow suit. The Burlington. Missouri Pacific, Union Pacific in addition to the Rock Island have a great deal of mileage in both states and it is expected that they will within a few days make an announce ment of a similar system for interstate traffic- The Rock Island is also taking the Initiative in another new idea in trans portation in the form of a thousand mile ticket. These tickets will be on sale and in effect after August 24. Like the five hundred mile tickets they will be good for interstate travel between Kansas and Nebraska points and Kan sas City. St. Joseph and Council Bluffs. They will be sold at the rate of twenty dollars -and will be sood for one year irom dv.ue. or sale. The thousand mile ticket will be good for the transportation of one or more persons. If presented for two or more persons the conductor will make one detachment of total mileage (actual distance traveled by each person) and endorse on the back, stations from which and to which mileage is detach ed and the number of persons riding on the ticket. Detachments will be made on the basis of a mile of transportation for each mile of actual distance traveled and thirteen mileage coupons will be detached for the crossing of the Mis souri river on the bridges at Council Bluffs and St. Joseph. These tickets will be placed on sale Immediately at all coupon offices in the territory in which they will be honor ed and agents at noncoupon offices have been instructed to make applica tom for these books at the nearest coupon office when there is a call for such a book Baggage will be checked on the tickets only between points in the territory in which the tickets are honored. This mileage book is in use on no other line so far but there has been a ufficient demand for the sale of such a book from patrons of the Rock Island that the road has decided to experiment with this form of transpor tation and if successful it is not un likely that other roads will adopt their use. WANT SATISFACTORY MOTOR. Railroad Presidents Make an Appeal to George WestlnglKm.se. Chicago, July 25. Several of the railroad presidents have appealed to George W. Westinghouse to use his ef forts in securing the invention of a satisfactory motor to be used in branch line work. It is stated that up to date all the gasoline motors which have been tried and all the other kinds of motor cars have proven unsatisfac tory. Tire Union Pacific has conduct ed extensive experiments with motor cars, with unsatisfactory results, and today nearly all of the big roads want a car which they can use in competi tion with electric lines and In branch line work. Co-onorating With Commission. Railroads generally have under taken to co-operate to the fullest ex tent with the interstate commerce commission in the series of tests that body has undertaken to make of the merits of the various systems of auto matic block signal now in use. The WHEAT FLAKE CELERY Is a very nourishing food; in fact, an article of diet so nutritious in itself, would support life. On it Jrou can feed with profit and with pleasure. Palatable and easy of digestion. .. IO cents a package. For sale by ail Grocers IF ,'. I .... f R Jim, '" 3u2h 1m lot- -& mMmm W&mm ill ' KM4K MMM mm tftsmfr 1 I .mi m m Frederick tiusse. Mayor of Chicago, one years of age. He was educated in business caree as a contracting teams dealer, in ivvz ne was cnosen siaie until his election as mayor, served as American Railway association ap pointed a subcommittee to co-operate with the commission, and members of that subcommittee have had a confer ence with the commission and ten dered it the use of tracks in making any tests which it may desire. The commission will appoint a board of experts to supervise the carrying out of whatever tests may be considered necessary. MEN WANT 9 HOUR DAT. Machinists Will Make Tills Demand on Northwestern I.inea. Chicago. July 25. A gigantic movement to establish a nine-hour wwrk Iy for union machinists- em ployed by railroads throughout the Northwest, which is expected to in clude blacksmiths and boilermakers, and embrace a total of 30,000 men, has been launched. The plan is being backed principal ly by the Northwest Consolidated Dis trict of the Machinists' union, al though the blacksmiths and boiler makers, who also have powerful or ganizations, are looked to for active co-operation on behalf of their re spective crafts. The Northwest Con solidated District embraces all rail roads north of the Union Pacific lines and west of Chicago. A demand will be made upon them to make the nine-hour day effective September 1. For this purpose offi cials of the Machinists' Union are now preparing formal notices to be served upon the railroad companies at the beginning of next month, thus giving them thirty days in which to consider the plan. Among the railroads to be asked to establish the nine-hour day are the Great Northern, the Northern Pacific, the Canadian Pacific, the Canadian Northern, the Soo Line, the Min neapolis & St. Louis, the Iowa .Cen- trai, tne Wisconsin Central. the Northwestern, the Chicago. St. Paul Minneapolis & Omaha. the Great Western and the St. Paul. NEW M. P. SERVICE. W1U Bo Inaugurated Between Joplin and Springfield. Springfield, Mo., July 25. Local agents on the Crane branch of the Missouri Pacific have received notice from the passenger officials of the sys tem at St. Louis that Dasseneer ser vice between Springfield and Joplin will be installed next Sunday. There will be a double daily passenger ser vice between Springfield and Joplin, and a fast freight service between Springfield and Crane, connecting an north and southbound Iron Mountain trains at Crane. Bids for the new freight depot to be erected here will be opened In St. Louis on July 27. Plana are now be ing prepared for a passenger station to cost $65,000. The last of the land needed by the Missouri Pacific to complete its right of way through Springfield was pur chased this afternoon, when a deal was closed for the five story building occupied by the Silsby stove works. The price paid for the property was $35,625. ROADS RESENT THE EDICT. Are Not Pleased With Circular Sent Out by Telegraph Cltfef. Operating officials cf the railroads are not greatly pleased with a circular which has Just been issued to all offi cers and members of the Order of Rail way Telegraphers by its president, H. B. Perham of St. Louis. The railroads are having difficulty now in securing sufficient telegraphers-, and are facing the fact that in eight months, when the federal law goes into effect prohibiting any railway telegrapher from working more than eight hours a day. they Will be obliged to increase their force nearly 40 per cent, or more than 5,000 operators. The circular Issued by the president of the Order of Railway Telegraphers points out these facts, and asserts that some railroads are trying to force their operators to teach boys and young men how to telegraph. He alleges that some operators have been dismissed by the railroads for refusing to teach teleg raphy to boys. Some railway managers ft-ar that It will be impossible for them to secure enough more telegraphers to comply with the eight hour law. even if the Or der of Railway Telegraphers should en- i is a native of that city and Is forty- Chicago s public schools, began his ter and later became a prosperous coal treasurer ana from December, 1905, postmaster. courage students to learn, instead of pursuing tr.e opposite policy. Any rail road which comnels or normtt. a teleg rapher to work more than eight hours will be subject to a heavy fine after -March 1 next. If enough ODerators can not be secured for all stations, the smal ler stations will be closed in order to maintain a sufficient force at the more important stations. ROCK ISLAND STRIKE IS OFT, 'mat or the Carmen Waa One of Shortest on Record. Rock Island, 111., July 25. The strike of the carmen employed in the various-.shops of the Rock Island sys tern - was settled yesterday. arui -. the men have returned to workv . - An agreement was reached between the officials of the railroad and a com mittee representing the men, whereby an grievances win be submitted to ar bitration for settlement. wripn ine striKe was called over 1,400 men quit work. B. F. YOAKUM'S PLANS. Will Use New Road as Brownsville Outlet to Houston. B. F. Yoakum's recent purchase the Velasco, Brazos Valleq & Northern road, is to be used by the St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico to obtain an en trance into Houston. The extension of the former road from Anchor to Hous ton will be built immediately, and, it is expected, will be ready to operate with in six months. From Anchor to Hous ton the distance is about fifty miles. Will Disburse $75,000,000. New York, July 25. -It is figured that the disbursements and interest payments to be made on and around August 1, will aggregate $75,000,000. Amalgamated Copper's dividend call ing for $3,077,760 Is one of the large items. Illinois Central dividend calls for $3,326,400. and the United States Steel corporation dividend to be paid out at the end of the month calls for $6,305,496. A Memorable Day. One of the days we remember with pleasure, as well as with profit to our health, is the one on which we became acquainted with Dr. King's New Life Pills, the painless purities that cure head ache and biliousness and keep the bowels. 25c at all druggists. ELMDALPS BOOM. Little Town Up the Cottonwood Valley to the Front. Plans Completed for the Lo cation of a Cement Plant. CENTER OF A GAS BELT Company Haa Thirty Wells of Good Flowing Capacity. One Being Drilled Which Will Beach the Limestone. Elmdale, Kan.,' July 25. The Kansas-Mexico Gas company that Is pros pecting the Elmdale gas field, has de cided to put in a cement plant here of large capacity. The company has thirty wells with as many million feet of gas dally. The last well is down four hundred feet and is to be pushed to the limestone. , The majority of the - gas wells drilled are very shallow and most every one In town has their houses lighted from wells In their back yard. WANTS $10,000 DAMAGES. One Allen County Citizen Charges Another With Slandering Him. Iola, Kan., uly 25. Hadden Bettes has filed suit in the district court here to recover $10,000 damages from F. M. Ball for alleged slanderous remarks. Both parties live at " Elsmore. Mr. Bettes charges that om July 20, at Els more, Mr. Ball made the following statement with reference to him In the presence of a number of Elsmore peo ple whose names appear in the peti tion: "You burned the Store buildings belonging to your brother, Thomas, and I can prove it." Another statement which he alleges Mr. Ball made is: "You stole a $50 overcoat belonging to your brother, Thos. Bettes, and I can prove that you burned the buildings and stole the coat and you can't prove an alibi." Mr. Bettes also alleges that Mr. Ball had previously said that he, Bettes, had kicked, struck and abused Mrs. Mary Bettes, his sister-in-law, while she was sick. The fire which Is referred to In the statements alleged to have been made by Mr. Ball is the Elsmore fire which occurred January 9 of this year in which a number of buildings In Els more were burned with a total esti mated loss of $15,000, the most of which was not covered b insurance. TO GERMANY FOR MACHINERY. Big Larabee Mills to Be Rebuilt at Cost of $200,000. Stafford, . Kan., iJuly 25. The Farmers' bank is Incorporating "as a national bank. It is owned largely by Larabee & Co, Its building and fur niture are recognized as the hand somest in the state, outside of the big cities. . . ' The huge flouring, .mills of Larabee Bros., which recently burned at a loss of $150,000, will be rebuilt Immediate ly.. . The location has not yet been se lected but will he-irf some town with good railroad facilities and in the cen ter of the wheat belt. i Wichita is of fering Inducements Ibut no decision has been reached, nor Is any bonus wanted. . "We propose to build the best mill in the United States We have sent to Germany for machinery for a' 1,000 barrel mill.- Completed it will cost, with storage vats, $200,000," Is the statement of Frank Larabee. FTRE NEAR ELMDALE. Barn and 3,500 Bushels of Wheat for Harvey Geiger Destroyed. Elmdale, Kan., July 25. The val uable barn and contents of Harvey Geiger near here were destroyed by fire Wednesday evening. Only the hardest work of a hundred people saved his residence from also burning. The barn was one of the largest In the county. Loss S5.000: partly insured. Three thousand five hundred bushels of wheat were lost. SHIP POP BY FREIGHT. Express Tariff on a Wichita Beverage 100 Per Cent Higher. Wichita, July 25. A change hav ing been made in the basing of ex press rates on pop,- otherwise known as soda water, and other beverages, almost all of the pop is now shipped by freight instead of express as has been the custom until recently. The local agent for the Pacific ex press company stated that no increase had been made in the rate but that the actual weight of the shipment Is now. taken Instead of, an estimated Compelling Him to Come Across. Korea Does Hot Want to Be Annexed to weight as has been the case hereto fore. - : -; ,. It is claimed that the tariff on this commodity has Increased almost 100 per cent since the change of basing the rates has been made. As a result the new tariff has proved to be almost prohibitive to the shipping of pop by express. . A RACE FOR A SCHOOL Lucky One Signed Contracts Before 5 ' O'clock. In the Morning. Iola, Kan., July 25. The Register says: Just about 1:30 this morning, a light buggy drove rapidly up to the Fetter home at 318 South Elm street and stop ped In front of the house. Seated' in the buggy was a well known profession al man. As Boon as the buggy stopped he turned toward the house and called, "Are you ready?" "Yes, sir, I am all ready," came a cheery reply, and - a young . lady stepped quickly out of the house, and sprang into the buggy. The horses were whirled about and in a few minutes the rig and its two occupants were speeding south at a rapid rate in the direction of Humboldt. The man was Attorney J. R. Miller and the young lady was Miss Delia Fetters. It was Monday evening when, the three trustees of the Oakland school dis trict, which is Just south of Humboldt, held a meeting for the purpose of em ploying a teacher. There were two ap plicants for the position. Both were Iola high school graduates, Miss Pearl Wheatley, who is a graduate of the class of 1906 and Miss Delia Fetters, who grad uated last year. The board was unde cided as to which of the young ladies to select as neither had the advantage in qualification. It was therefore decid ed by the board that the young lady who first drove Into the yard of Mr. Puckett, a member of the school board, should be given the position. The unique decision of the board was announced to Miss Wheatley, and to Miss Warner, a friend of Miss Fetters, and the race was on to see which of the young ladies would arrive on the grounds first. Miss Fetters lives in Iola and Miss Wheatley lives in the vicinity of the Oakland school house. There is no train going south before the Katy flyer at 6 o'clock and it would have been im possible for Miss Fetters to reach Hum boldt before 6:30 in the morning, and she would then had to have driven out to the Puckett home. Miss Fetters' friends, however, real ized that if she waited for the train he would lose the school. So at 1:30 in the morning Mr. Miller secured a buggy and drove Miss Fetters to Hum boldt, arriving at the Puckett home about 4 o'clock in the morning. On they drove to the other members of the school committee and a few minutes before 5 the contracts had been signed and Miss Fetters employed as teaeher of the Oakland school. A similar scene was going on at tne Wheatley home. It was a few minutes krnro i ivVien Miss Wheatley started for the Puckett home but it was not until about 5 o'clock, an h"ur late, that she arrived there, only to find that Miss Fetters had been employed. THE ' BURGLARS WERE THIRSTY, Two Barrels of Beer Stolen From the Hill City Court House. , TTI11 TTan Tlllv TVl A COlirt niu ""-" " ---- . house In Hill City has received a visit from some thirsty Doia oaa no use ui carv er, who demolished the locks, forced the doors, and did unlawfully enter in and take, seize and carry away two barrels of bottled beer and one jug containing ...hfcVv nnlv ' faint ndor mure vt icsD v i , 1 1 -1, -. . - j - of booze wafted back up the street and a filed ana Dronen jock, are kh ,m.. The property stolen-, is the property taken by County Attorney Turck and Sheriff Ashcroft at the time of making a raid upon a senegamoian mve u u . i . i i ; . 1 nf TMirndemils. a vil- ueauuiui "tne vnj - lage noted for the fact that the colored people in tne city norm one uuuuicu . . jt l , f , nnnulatinn At the cenL.ox no i n , ... - time of the seizure of the wet goods the proprietor, a coioreu pi aunasc, his bartender, a white man, were also i i h ara in lull here at oresent. nil-. i both being guests of the sheriff. The iauids were storea away im naj-c-n. : . .I. i . ,-1 f t Vi n rtiirthni?3e ing in me uaociiicui ..." and a great big padlock on the door attestea appaieuu the deposit. . " For the Cattlemen's Picnic. Kingman, Kan., July 25. The work of repairing the race track at River side park, which was partly washed out by the Ninnescah overflowing its banks last week, will be completed by the last of this week. The track will be put in splendid condition for races at the annual cattlemen's picnic, Au gust 20-23. Neosho County Free From Debt. Chanute, Kan.. July 25. With all debts paid Neosho county has $15,000 remaining to the credit of the general fund to pay the running expenses of the county until next November. The total amount raised by the present tax levy for general purposes Is something like $41,500 per year. The average expense of the county government Japan. :j n mis' Work while others rest. Win through sheer energy. The greatest energy -pro-ducing food made from wheat is I; Uneeda the perfect TRAINS A DAY TO LAKE BREEZES I rife Can be Enjoyed in on the STEEL First-Class Only Three sailings weekly between I'nlosgo, unmiro nnmr cpn na Mackinao Island, connecting for Detroit. Buffalo. JDolatli and all aatern ana tan&aian rouiu. ISX. MISSOURI PetORker. Charlevoix, North J!. very weekday (except weanesaayj ior iiumuKm iuw. JOS. BEKOLZHEIM. G. P. A. r. vtiunun, u. r. a. nonnern micmgan irn , utu.ifv. t&Z&ZZ&ZZSBZ and making- repairs and Improvements Is about $2,500 per month. For several years the surplus has been spent for bridges. WST KAJVSAS HORSES... , k Dr. Giliman of norence Hag Three Entered for Eastern Races. Florence, Kan.; July 25. Marion county is almost equaling- tlw famous Blue Grass country of Kentucky- in- Its production of fast 'hbrses. To: the list of now famous horses from. Marion county recently should be added several owned by Dr. ,M. J. Giliman of Florence, that last year made sensational time on the eastern cir cuit. Mr. Giliman has selected three and entered them for the races at Detroit, Dayton and Lexington next month, where the stakes are for $10,000. They will be shipped next week. The doctor still has thirty left, with records under 2:35. WHEAT TURNS OCT WEX.Ii. Patch in Graham County Averages 38 Bushels Per Acre. Hill City. July 25. The wheat in Graham county is not a failure by any means. John Elmer has Just finished threshing? and the grain showed 38 bushels to the acre. This was raised on the high land near the city. . Good Water for Wellington. . . "Wellington, July 25. Superintendent Charles Covell, Inspector John H. Wolfe and the public works committee of the city iwiuitu me ' i J - suit of the quantity test at the city prospect V f 1 1. Ulfi .3(111 La a.-o 471... ... V. J . .1. n-na V,. ,1 la nnndinl, nil f 1 44 , 11 IV 11 nae i r . iu i .v n -...r- , flAi'l lliji u n f vatn dav And It will probably be raised to 200,000. So tar mere is. no lowering ui me . i 11 1. .. 1 .. 1 ( 1 ta ,lf lin l 1 1 ti well, nunicveii aiiv 1 1 i.' . - ---- lieved that the lareer pump- will make any .difference. - Yields 40 Bushels Per Acre. . Ottawa, July 25. The record yield of wheat per acre for this section was reported at the Forest Park mill by R. L. Robinson, who owns a farm one mile and a half northwest of town. He threshed 40 bushels per acre. This Is a high record. Firemen's Carnival at Ellsworth. Ellsworth, Kan., July 25. Bills are being posted announcing the annual firemen's meet which will be held this year at Ellsworth, September 3, 4 and 5. Ellsworth is offering prizes to the amount of $1,100; In connection with the meet, a carnival will be conducted all week. - -t. Burial of Engineer Iay. Herington, Kan., July 25. Engin eer W R. Lay. who died in the hos pital here from the effects of injuries received In the Peabody wreck, will be buried with Knight Templar hon ors today. A Good Cool Iiecture Topic. Pittsburg, Kan., July 25. The TJittnhure- Chautauaua. which has been In session for the past thirteen days, closed Wednesday night with Evelyn Briggs Baldwin, the noted Arctic explorer, in his lecture search for the North pole. Beware of Ointments for Catarrh That Contain Mercury, as mercury will surely destroy the sense .mpil and completely derange ih whole system when entering it through 1 the mucous surfaces. Such articles should I v.o used . if c p n t ti n nrf-Hi -i tir ; ' from reputable physicians, as the damage they will do is tenfold to the good you can possibly derive from them. Hall's Ca tarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Che ney & Co., Toledo, O., contains no mer cury, and is taken internally, acting di rectly upon the blood and mucous sur faces of the system. In buying Hall's. Ca tarrh Cure be sure you get the genuine. It is taken Internally and made m Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testimonials free. . Sold bv Druggists. Price. 75c per bottle. Take Hall's Family Pills for constipa tion. ; . . , ,- ; . ., Biscuit soda cracker. In moisture and dust proof packages. NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY ten Topaka " 4 M A. M. :BO A. M. 6:60 M. 00 A. it. S:M F. M. :SB P. M. Ti! P. M. 7i6S P. id. Returning hLT. KM City (OS A. M. OS A. M. UlOO A. M. 11 130 A. M. 8ll0 P. M. 10100 P. M. lOtlB P. M. 10 S0 P. M. KANSAS CITY DOUBLE TRACK-NO STOPS-FAST TIME. Ticket Office First and Kan Ave., and 831 North Kan tma Ave. RWITOU Safe Delight STEAMSHIP - Passenger Servloe Exclusively and ILLINOIS JML'.k( port, TrsTereeOity nd U Bar Point Manitou Steamship Co., Chlcrgo. r HAND SAPOIilO FOR TOILET AND BATH Pincers roughened by needlework catch everr Stalin 'land look hooelessl i dirty. Hand SapOllo removes not only the dirt, but also the loosened, injured cuticle, and restore the fingers to their natural beauty. 1X.L. CR.OCE&S AND DRUGGIST Residence 621 Harrison St. Ind. Phone 229 J. T. BARKLEY Undertaker " and Embalmer. 818 Kansis Avenue. Both Phones 287 JOHN McBEL THE VETERAN HACKHAN Will not be seen on the eornar of Seventh and Kansas ave. during the) hot months, but when you want him and his hack ring up 861 two rings Independent phone.. EASY HOME-GETTING Pay a little on the debt each month, at the end of the period, it la paid off. The only aura way for most people. We can assist you. Capitol Building and Loan An 534 KANSAS AVE. L. M. PENWELL Undertaker and Embalmer. 811 Quincy Strast. Both Pbaoea 193 OUR THEORY That one pleased customer brings another Is doing fta mission nobly. The Fiva Cunts a Day Telephone is proving more popular dally: Missouri & Kansas Tel. Co. 'Phone 909. JRanywboforaeriysinokeflOfCigars bow smote LEIVIS'SIIIGIE GIIIDER TBAIGHT5 CIGAR Senator IxMig at Emporia. . . . i Emporia, Kan.,' July 25. Senator Chester I. Long addressed". a 'big crowd j at the Chautauqua assembly Wednesday afternoon." His ; subject was, With Taft In the Philippines." State journal, 1 10c a Week. 1 mi i