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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE J OUUNAL FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 26, 1907.
THINGS NOW RIGHT Independent Telephone Com pany Overcomes Difficulties Ha a Monumental Task in Moving to Headquarters. CONFUSION OVERC03IE Service Will Be Better Than It Has Ever Been Before. Seren Hundred New Phones Have Been Ordered. After a strenuous week's existence In Its new quarters on Jackson street, the Independent Telephone company has settled down to the even tengr of Its way and another week will see all the trouble Incident to the removal to the new quarters disappear. The undertak lng was a large one and but lew com 'panies have ever undertaken a task of such magnitude. Occasionally a change is made from one system to another or from one board to another but the change made by the Independent company involved all the troubles incident to these moves as well as a change of location. At that 90 per cent of the patrons of the exchange did not know that the change had been made until they read of it in the papers the next day. There was bound to be some con fusion on account of the magnitude of the move, but this was reduced to the minimum and by next week the affairs of the company will be running as fmoothly as though nothing had hap pened. Some idea of the magnitude of the affair may be gained from trie statement that there are between six and seven thousand telephones in the exchange and that two wires are neces sary for each telephone. It was necessary to test between 1 and 15 thousand wires in the course of adjusting the boards and telephones and this in a measure amounts for the might confus-ion which existed last week and this. The new key boards or multi ple jacks which have been installed are of the latest design and calculated to facilitate the service but for a lime the opposite eftect will result. This was explained by ore of the girls who has evidently been a stenographer, then she said, "Changing from the old boards to the new is just like chang ing from one typewriter to another, when the key boards are different. A ration calls for a certain number and the girl plugs in unconsciously many times? a day where the old number was and that accounts for the 'wrong num bers' some times given to a patron. This of course will be done away with as soon as the girls familiarize them selves with the new boards." Eleven new boards have been added to the equipment of the exchange and 25 more girls are employed in answering calls than at the old building which will naturally better the service. Two gangs of twenty men are at work at the pres--ent time in the city removing all of the cable in the business district which was lVndered useless when the underground service was cut in, and the cables taken down will be used in the resident portion of the city. As soon as the work can be completed, and two more gangs of 20 men each will start to work Monday, every aerial wire in the city will be taken down and the exchange will be a cable affair every where within the limits of the city. Ev ery resident portion of the city will be reached by cables and the only aerial wire used will be from the alleys where the poles are set to the telephone in the house. This will do away largely with the trouble caused by sleets and snows in the winter time as well as high winds which frequently demoralize the service. The company now has over 700 orders for new telephones booked and as soon as possible these will be installed. For the past year In certain sections of the city it has been impossible to place 'phones on account of the cramped con dition. Tnis condition has been relieved bv the new boards which have been in stalled. One cf the new and important depart ments established, from the standpoint of the public, is the information bureau where two employes will be on duty at all hours of the day or night ready to answer any question a subscriber may care to ark. They will be supplied with all appliances for furnishing information of every description. When a subscriber has permitted the clock to run down and wants to know the time of day all that will be necessary is to call the in formation bureau. A drop will fall and the operators give the time of the day without another word as this drop can not fall on any other occasion than subscriber asking the time of day. Ah anxious mother desiring to know when her offspring should cut Its firr-t tooth can get this information approximately at this department. The baseball scores cf all the associa tion games will be at hand and a ouery will bring the desired infor mation. The location of fires may be obtained by calling this department an well as the time of arrival of trains on all roads and the number of min utes or hours that they are late. This department will be maintained for the benefit of the patrons and an at tempt made to answer all questions afked. "We are about through with the confusion incident to the removal Into our new quarters," said Secre tary W. P. Hemphill, "and within the next few days everything will be running without a hitch. Our patrons have been very considerate and there have been but few complaints while the moving has been going on. We appreciate the fact that there has been more or less confusion but this was unavoidable and Is about over. Every line in the city has been or will be tested and placed in the best pos sible condition for service. "The undertaking has been a big one and but few appreciate the mag nitude, but it was made absolutery necessary on account of the growth of the exchange. We are in shape now to take care of all of our patrons and the phones for which we have or ders will be Installed as fast as pos sible. In the meantime we would be glad to see every one of our patrons at our new building and show them the most up to date telephone system Soldier" last night for the first time in this city. The play deals with the Indian wars and, while it is a very high class bill of its kind, it contains many thrilling situations and also has an abundance of comedy. Miss Hay ward as Wathetha, the half-breed, was particularly effective. The part, calls for emotional acting of the highest type. The vaudeville ' features were entirely new and were well received. "A Half-Breed Soldier" will be re peated tonight. A COUNTY ASYLUM. Commissioners Decide to Krect One at Cost of S2.0O0. CRISIS TO COME SOON. Rate Lew Situation In North Carolina Can't Last Much longer. , Washington, July 26. Officials of the department of Justice are expect ing a crisis in the rate law fight in North Carolina at almost any moment. They still decline to take an entirely pessimistic View of the situation, saying that they cannot conceive of the state authorities persisting in the mainten ance of an attitude that means noth ing more nor less, ultimately, than a clash of the armed forces or isonn Carolina and of the United States, but they admit that the danger of such a conflict becomes more threatening tne longer a peaceful solution of the diffi- cultv is postponed. It Is felt here that the next 24 hours must determine whether the federal and state authorities are to engage in a physical contest. The understanding - here is that I Governor Glenn has not finally de clined to accept the peace terms pro posed by Assistant Attorney Sanford of the department of justice, who is really the personal representative of President Roosevelt in North Car- I Bargain Opportunities Tomorrow at Paxton's Wecan prove to your entire satisfaction that this store can save you money every day m the week. Read of These Offerings for Tomorrow's Selling Decision has been reached by the county commissioners to erect a com- muuiuus ouiiamg at tne county poor rarm ror me purpose or caring for such of the mentally unbalanced unfor tunates in the county as the state hos pital authorities refuse to care for. It has been decided by the commissioners to erect a one story building in close proximity to the present buildings on the poor farm which will accommodate as many as twenty-five persons who are afflicted in this way. This building will cost in the neighborhood of $2,000. It Will be a one story structure of brick, so ollna, but that he simply will not constructed that there will be plenty of commit himself to them until he has space in us menur ior me p i iu weighed every feature Of the propos- have room lor recreation, oesiaes tne i art nnmna r,.it.- rt it ,v,,,iri rooms, or cells, that will be provided for turn out that the governor has ab-1 4 them to occupy during the night. solutely and unequivocally refused to IX IT la H1MI UlULfWCu lsmbiu - l BI'rHllI I n O farm ol m 1 o itirlliatai I T ure around one ena or me Duuaing i some of the dispatches, then the mat- where tnere win De piemy ui iuuui iui Kr taKes on an alarminar phase. the inmates to enjoy outdoor recreation I The steD betwen this point nnrt where during tne aayngni nuur. un wm- me use or United States deoutv mar- mtssloners believe that It will not be shals might be asked by Federal Judge necessary for them to engage much help Prltchard to enforce the decrees of his to care for such insane as may be thrust court is but a short one. He would ask upon them by the state. They think the United States marshal for the dls- ihgt a niimher of the present Inmates at trict in whirh ho Kiri. A.it- the poor farm are capable of performing I anee. The marshal would make- an at such services in this line as will be I tempt to make the mandates of the needed. I court effective, and if he should find his At present there are but rive insane I force Insufficient tn orn n-ith tv oitn- iwrannq In tne CUMluuy ui -" i atlon ne eoillii pal fin tho rtar.4v4-ry.Anfr rr wnicn me smic ic-i . , rr-v. I uat"-e lur aumority to swear In a posse are now in tne couuu jo.ii. -""7 I oi oeputy marshals. missloners decided, however, mat it There is little question that Attor- n-nnlrt ho best for the interests OX tnu I npv CSoneral Rnnano ytc n-r.nl. trront county, and its unfortunates, to build a tnj3 authority. If the men thus structure which would be large enough I sworn jn were incapable of handling I to occommoaate ior an nine i tne matter tne next step would be the insane belonging to the county which calling out of United States troops iho tot rsfiiacs to care for. The meal- I t0 nuell what then r-nnlrt m on llaH o cal wants of these unfortunates will be rebellion In one of the states of the union. While the federal officials are loth to believe that it will be necessary to go to such lengths, they say that it is up to tne state authorities alone to decide whether it shall be peace or mo nntp Knnr.lv In the I war in A orth Carolina. " ' " - I Tl, toll. . 1 .1 . v. . i n. rj l nirj im ctHJiini? Ill UL J UUge attended to by the county physician. WATER FOR 7 MONTHS. City's History. Prltchard Is not taken seriously here. although It is discussed among lawyers as a remote possibility. The very fact mat mere is a wide divergence of opin ion among these gentlemen themselves York. Julv 26. New York has the greatest supply of water on hand i I I Vntnn tKv-aram within the his- . r tha .tv WtrhnuT a OrOD UI 1 wiirmt-i ui IiuiduuK r I in llll u tx rain or the fall of a flake of snow be- ceeded his constitutional powers in the tween now and March 1, 1908, the city nananng or tne iNortn Carolina matter, would have an ample supply of fresh furnishes an index as to the chance water to meet every emergency. mere wouia De or convicting mm under Th is sunplv is stored behind tne I impeaenmeni proceedings. new Cornell dam in the Croton valley. I Peace Conference Fails. The total amount or water in storage Asheville, N. C, July 26. Assistant is about 67 billion of gallons. 1 ne J United States Attorney Sanford spent average aaiiy cousumn" nuiti the city is 32o,oou,uoo ganons. ISc Wash Belts 7c Plain White Canvas and Fancy Dotted Swiss Wash Belts early season 15c values Sat- 7rt urday choice , . f Q 25c Scarfs and Squares 19c - Hemstitched edges, plain and . Cut centers- suitable for dressers, . pillow shams and center tables made of swiss and India 1 An Llnon worth 25c Saturday. 1 U C 75c Long Gloves S9c Made of silk finished white lisie plain and lace patterns elbow lengths worth 75c r" Saturday DilC 12 l-2c Women's Vests 10c Bleached Gauze Vests that are worth more than 12 o when you buy them in the credit stores our regular price is 12Vc If) Saturday each . 15c Women's Hose 12 l-2c Black L,isle Hose gauze and lace, patternsfsplendid f) rt 15c values per pair Ih'U 50c Union Suits 29c We know some stores ask 50c for these Women's Bleached Gauze Suits our regular price is 39c Saturday they will sell Qfln special iper suit 50c Woolen Suitings 35c These Summer Suitings came In . stripes, check and plaid patterns. They are very popular and stylish suitable for skirts worth QC -50c, Saturday per yard. . , . . 03C Tailormade Skirt to your order from the above material. QJ Q IJ C Saturday. . . . jpOil 0 10c Linen Crash 9c Brown Linen Crash 17-inches wide splendid for roller towels, worth lOo Saturday, per Q yard - f 0 15c Holly Batiste 10c Dainty Summer Patterns dark or light grounds suitable for shirt waists and dresses worth 1 tg 15c per yard Saturday 1U0 Every Thing New M en s Trousers Special Sale No Old Stock mmm Your Unlimited choice of our entire stock of finest trousers. Best import ed English worsteds, the most desir able shades in stripes, ohecks and plaids. High grade tailoring equal to custom work worth -$5. QC Your Choice PO VJ 1 Fine all wool troussra in worstfids. JO?' cassimers. Attractive patterns in r medium and dark shades Ip7 f.n worth $4. Your choice.... An extra all worsted pant, a choice pattern of dark grey shadow plaids. Worth 83.50. TJ QQ Your choice. ............... p&s70 A genuine all worsted pant, dark shades in plaids and stripes, suitable for all year wear, excellent patterns worth $3.00, your Cij f.Q choice ...... ...... i... Shoe Dept.. Misses' . One Strap Slippers plain toe patent Vamps, light turn sewed soles, few sizes sold out. Sells at J1.35. special jj! JQ .Women's House Slippers made up' with patent leather vamps, one strap with light single sewed soles; plain toe style, regular PI A 11.35 grade, special at. . . p 1 , 1 U Misses' White Canvas Oxfords, Blucher style, made up with light single sewed soles, over broad, comfortable last; sell for fi 1 flft $1.25 special at. ...... . $ 1UU Children's $1.15 grade at... .00o Men's Fine Patent Calf Oxfords made over up to date lasts, Bluch ed style, dull kid quarters, few sizes sold out. sell regu larly at $4 special. n I itt in, icn 83.25 Our special $2.50 Trousers, un matchable values these fine worsted trousers are the latest pat C1 QQ tern 9 and styles yeur choicest yO Our $1.50 grade Strongest line ever shown at the price a mixed, striped worsted cassimere with ji$t enough tf- -I Q cotton to make them strong and durable; your choice MEDICINES- l&rfcS at our low margin cash selling prices. your drugs and ( all are e marked A Men's Vict Kid Oxfords, heavy Goodyear Welt sewed soles made over London toe last, straight -lace style, strictly flnst quality through out; broken sizes, sell for 6 f CA $$.00, special $A.UU Misses' Patent Leather Shoe made up in Blucher styles, heavy extension oak sewed soles, dull kid tops, made with a full round toe. $l.i 5 grade, special at $1.25 part of today in conference with rail- I J WAY OF THE SOUTH. One of Vardaman's Staff Banished for Insulting a Girl. In the west." Costa Rica to IMie Bonds. New Tork, July 26. The banking house of George D. Cook & Co. have received a cable stating that the gov ernment of Costa Rica has ratified the contract with them authorizing a $2,000,000 issue of 6 per cent gold bonds. New Play at Air Dome. The Grace Hayward company at the Air Io me presented "A Half-Breed. Kosciusko. Miss., July 26. Major Georee L. Teat, a member of the mili tary staff of Governor Vardaman, has been driven from Mississippi because he attempted to mistreat Miss Irene Presslev in his law office after the counle had returned from a ball. Citi zens held an Indignation meeting, and on Major Teat agreeing to leave tne state forever prosecution was dropped. Male relatives of Miss Pres3ley threat ened to kill Major Teat on sight, and it was necessary to smuggle the officer out on the first train. road officials and with Judge Prltch ard. He was expected to leave this afternoon. He will report to Wash ington that his effort to restore peace was fruitless. Judge Lyon, of the supreme- -court, is holding the grand jury in session at Marion and it is stated it has re ported a true bill against the ticket agent at Marion. Several supreme court Judges have ignored the subject of a conflict between the federal and PAXTON & PAXTON Sixth and Quincy Streets 4-C-'-M4'-I--t""I"I'-'I'l'l'll 1 I 1 1 1 t I It 1 111 'tit M..M l'M' THE SUAVK MB.' PERKINS. .. - 4 ' Mr. James Treadwell. Boston, U. S A., was registered at a- London hotel, and had been for two weeks, when he happened in at an auction sale of bric-a-brac on a fashionable street It was a sale of the goods and chat- state courts, and Judge Fred Moore tels of a private house and he mingled advised against further indictments of with the spectators entirely out of ticket agents. Judge Lyon, however, I curiosity. He had been lingering declared the ticket agents were violat- I around for half . an hour when the lng a criminal statute and should be indicted, "like a pig or horsethief.' EIGHT DROWNED. auctioneer put up a box made of san dalwood, which he took for a hand ! kerchief box. He would not have been surprised at all had it been knocked down for a six-pence. In fact, that was the first bid. and it was about to be knocked down to a ferret-faced man when ftomethinfir imnelled Mr. Miss Pressely is twenty years of age I A Launch Capsizes With. Ten Men on I Treadwell to make it nine. His bid and the niece of Dr. Abraham Love, a I Board I was at once raised a hundred per distinguished physician. She is noted I I cent, and the leer on the face of the for her beauty and has been a leader of the social set According other provoked him. The other's bid Toronto, July 26. A gasoline launch I was one of defiance, and was so ac- to a statement by Miss I capsized in the storm at Sunny Side, the I cepted. Pressley, she and Major Teat had at tended a function at the Bachelors club and danced until after midnight. She felt exhausted and. while on her way home in company with Major Teat, the latter suggested that Miss Pressley go with him to his office and western suburb of Toronto, last night. and of the ten men who were in her only two are known to be safe. Three bodies have been washed ashore. It is believed that the men drowned are Frank Kyle, Joseph and John Irwin, brothers, and John Bowden, all of Mr. Treadwell was a quiet, conserva tive man, but in him there was a spirit of hit back when he was provoked. He didn't like the face or the attitude of the other bidder, and he determined to have that box if it cost him a pound. The people around him got on have refreshments. While there. Miss j Toronto, and four others not yet identl- I the fact that he was a "Yankee" rressiey snys, sue waa Heiaeu uy iuajui Teat and thrown upon a leather coucn, fled. XVDITV FOR CHILDREN. Prof. Starr Says Youngsters Should Not Wear a Stitch VntU 10. WAS TAKING PICTURES. Chicago, July 26. Prof Frederick Starr of Congo exploration fame, made the assertion here that children should wear no clothing until they and made comments that further de termined him. To the auctioneer's surprise the bids went up to ten pounds. . Mr. Treadwell would have carried them to double that sum, but the other bidder rushed away to look for some one in the crowd, and. being Is I afraid of missing a good thing, the auctioneer knocked the trifle down to the last bidder and It was handed to him and paid for amidst giggles and Chicago, July 26. A dispatch to the I open laughter. He felt that he had Tribune from Austin, Texas, says: I made a fool of himself, and. with his Another Alleged Japanese Placed Under Arrest. Spy A Japanese was taken into custody I box under his arm, he left the spot in V VUrtiv a.rwr5 yesterday at the state military encamp- no pleasant frame of mind. He had ft J now that Kev ment- " ,al charged he was taking not gone two blocks when a young L-J? 7,l.t J&rr l (n photographs of batteries In action and woman overtook him. She explained era! university professors are to ex- features of the omn W i- ho. tht Bh hH been ladv's maid In the ing held pending investigation on the I house for a number of years, and part or state ana federal military auth-lvoeted the box as a souvenir of her orlties. periment on cures for the family problem" in a specially constructed "paradise fiats" at Fifty-sixth street and Lexington avenue. Here Prof. Starr's theories may later be tried, rumor says. "Children," said Prof. Starr, in his usual terse, emphatic fashion, "should wear no clothing until they are ten years of age. "No. not a stitch." he added, with oven more emphasis. "This Is right for both physiological and moral grounds." There was Tiuch speculation as to hew far Prof. Starr's theories would be employed in the residential "Uptopia" which will be built at a cost of more than $50,000 in the exclusive south side eighborhood. These are the families, all prominent socially, who have joined in what is called the most remarkable "home ex periment" since Mrs. Katheiine Ting ley built her colony at Point Loma.Cal. : Prof. Edwin Erie Sparks, the noted historical authority and lecturer, and Mrs. Sparks, with their daughter Ethel, aged 12 years. No. f-631 Madison ave nue. Prof. Harry A. Bigelow. of the Uni versity law school, and Mrs. Bigelow, No. ofiSa Maaison avenue. TODAY'S ANNIVERSARY. To Ohio People It Is That of John Morgan's Capture. Forty-four years ago today John Mor gan, the famous confederate raider, who terrorized the people of Indiana and Ohio, was captured by the union forces. The spot of the capture is near Salem, Ohio, and it is planned to place an his torical stone or marker at the site. Mr. E. F. Horner of Topeka was present at the time of the capture July 26, 1863, and was one of the guards called out during the excitement. Mr. Horner has Just received a copy of the Salem, Ohio, Republican-Era containing an account of the Incident and a picture of the scene. Mr. Horner aid today: "By the way, I have taken that paper, the Salem Republican, from its very beginning, 58 years ago, and believe I have never missed an issue. To pay my first subscription of $2, I took full grown chickens to the nub- Prof. ClarKe . Whlttier. of the TJni- 1 Usher and was auowen live cents each versity law school, and Mrs. Whlttier. with their daughter Florence, aged 6 years. No. Mil Madison avenue. Dr. Charles Fredric Mlllspaugh and Mrs. Millspaugh, No. 5748 Marison ave- Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Allen, the for n?r noted as a mechanical engineer, 'n. 5535 Washington avenue. Unlike the colony founded by Upton irclair in New Jersey the families will ot be housed in common, but there will be a wide playground in the real for the children and those of the fu ture. The grounds will be laid out bv a landscape gardener, and all the theor ies with regard to child raisins: will b employed by the educational leaders. Newspapers wtre rather high priced in those days and chickens decidedly cheaii. Express Sympathy for Haywood. Philadelphia, July 26. The conven tion of the Iron moulders' union of North America, now in session here, today adopted a resolution express ing sympathy for William D. Hay wood, secretary and treasurer of the Western Federation of Miners, who is now on trial in Boise. The resolution recommended that the executive board of the Moldera" union send circulars to all affiliated lodges soliciting finan cial aid for the defense of Haywood and bis colleagues. dear, dead mistress. The ferret-faced man had been bidding for her. Would Mr. Treadwell respect the sentiment that actuated her and let her have the box for what he paid? It so happened. firstly, that the American was an old bachelor and a cynic, and appeals to sentiment didn't move him. Secondly, ne had gone to the trouble of making a fool of him self, and was determined to keep the box as a reward. i he girl offered double the price, and there were tears in her eyes, but she did not get it. The hotel had scarcely been reached when a Mr. Charles Perkins desired an interview.. Mr. Perkins was suave exceedingly suave. He was as suave and gentle and courteous as If he was going to asK tor tne loan or ten thou sand dollars on a huckleberry marsh worth two hundred. He had been in America. He had seen Boston Com mons. Although he was one of the most patriotic of her majesty's sub jects, he had gazed upon Bunker Hill monument and found his heart swel ling with pride at the thought of how bravely it had been held against the redcoats. He knew that America was the home of the robber trusts and grafters, and that every state and city had its ring of political thieves, but he kept clear of saying so. Not a thing did he say that could have hurt the feelings of an American babe. . When Mr. Perkins had got through praising Uncle Sam's country and chil dren he turned to the subject in hand. It was his wife that had died, and his furniture that had been sold at auc tion. Ho was an : architect, and had met his downfall by trying to intro duce American ideas into England, such as dark bedrooms, parlors in -which two people had to sit with their knees touching and hot-air furnaces that oniy produced hot air from the mouth of the manufacturer. That sandalwood box had been presented I to his wife by Queen Victoria in per son for making the best pumpkin pies in all England. She naa usea it xor twenty years to catch her tears in whenever she wept. On many occa sions she had thrown it at his head. There were a thousand other sacred associations connected with It, and he had called In hopes that Mr. Tread well could see his way clear to taking the sum of fifteen pounds for the saa relic. Mr. Tres'dwell felt for the suave Mr. Perkins, but he couldn't part with the box. He was still mad at the people who had called' him a "Yankee" and giggled over his bargain, and he had begun to smell a rat. No six-penny sandalwood box was worth fifteen pounds unless there was some secret connected with it something by which he might profit and get even He. therefore, turned Mr. Perkins down and took the box to his room and examined it. It seemed nothing more than a plain handkerchief box. There were no traces of the tears shed by the dead and gone. If the late Mrs. Perkins had ever busted it by throwing it at the head of her hus band it had been repairea again. Mr, Treadwell peeked and peered and found nothing. It was only when he came to measure that he suspected a secret drawer and at length found one. The contents consisted of a birth and a marriage certificate of the same person, and the death of that person had taken place fifteen years pre viously. As near as could be figured out, the papers were valuable to com plete a record and establish a claim. The ferret-faced man knew It, the young woman knew . it and the suave Mr. Perkins knew it.- They were In cahoots to get possession.' and not for one moment did Mr. Treadwell be lieve that any of them had a legal right to the documents. He had read tnem over ana over. and he sat pondering on the matter, when his bedroom door opened softly. He sat with his back to- it. and the hour was almost evening. He heard nothing and had no premonition. The first he knew two hands gripped his throat and pulled him over backwards on the floor. Then he looked up to find Mr. Perkins sitting on his chest, and another man in the room. Don't kill- the bloke!" whispered the other man. "The documents are rleht here under our noses, and we ought to be obliged to him." Mr. Treadwell was not throttled to death. Mr. ' Perkins had evidently come prepared for such an event, but gave over grudgingly and slipped a gag into the mouth of his victim. Then he produced cords and trussed him' up so ppeedily and securely as to almost excite admiration. When he had finished his work he shoved the body aside, took a glance at the papers and shook hands with his coadjutor. The latter may. have been in the same architectural line of business. Mr. Treadwell had ordered up a .bottle of wine, but had forgotten to open it. The two men now saved mm tne trouble. It was rood wine, and they smacked their lips over it and com plimented the American. Then they winked at him. twiddled their fingers from the ends of their noses, and walked softly out. It was three ions hours before a waiter looked in to see If the "Yan kee" had Jumped his bill and depart ed. Then Mr. Treadwell was untied and ungagged. a charge of six-pence extra placed against his name for be ing tied u: and robbed, and when he went to the police and related the whole circumstance and asked that Mr. Perkins and the others be run down he was answered by the officer: "Oh, go home and sleenit off! You are ope of those buggy Americans who ought never to be allowed at large!" (Copyrighted, 1907, by McClure Newspaper Syndicate.) . MUST BE UNIFORM. Commerce Commission Insists That . Railroad Reports Mast Be Alike. Today the state board of railroad commissioners sent out to Kansas rail roaas tne interstate commerce com mission blanks which are supplied to an ranroaa commissioners in the coun try for the purpose of securing uni formity in the reports from railroad corporations. These report blanks are. In the form of books, bound in pasteboard covers. and embody a vast number of matters upon which the state authorities need information. But it is not as compre hensive as Ihe Mate of Kansas reauires, and for that reason, the secretary of the board, E. C- Shiner, prepared some supplemental blanks to be sent out with the reports. These supplemental blanks call for information which the new state rail road law requires should be secured from railroad companies. Among other things the state wants to know the location, and length of all side tracks and switches, estimated value of all property owned and not used ex clusively in the operation of the road. and the average amount of tonnage wnicn can pe nauied over each divi sion of the road in Kansas with an en gine of given power. WILL CURE HYDROPHOBIA. New 'Antitoxin Known as Antitoxin." "Rablc A new antitoxin, which, according to the officials of the Pasteur institute, of this city, will be known as the "rabie antitoxin." has Just been perfected. It is said it will cure hydrophobia in its first and second stages. The new serum was discovered by the surgeons of the Pas teur institute. In Paris, after many rears of experimenting. Because of the newness of the discov ery the serum has not yet been used In this country, but a large quantity of It Is on the way from Paris for the Pas teur institute, in West Twenty-third street. Dr. George G. Rambaud, presi dent of the Pasteur Institute, sailed for Paris a week ago, when he was told of the discovery. He went to become fa miliar with the use of the new prepara tion. . . According to Dr. Wheeler. who is act ing director during Dr. Rambaud's ab rence, the serum will be administerd by the same method as the tetanus or diph theria antitoxins, which are injected hypodermically. - It is a wonderful discovery," said the physician yesterday, "and it will take only one-half the time to cure a person in the first stages. Heretofore- it was many days before we could pronounce a patient entirely well. For many years medical men have been trying to solve the problem of ob taining a direct cure for hydrophobia. Several attempts have been made.' Surgeons have experimented on animals, such as the calf and rabbit, to get the serum, but with no success. This new serum comes from the sheep. The first attempt was not very successful, but further experiments soon . proved that the right kind of antitoxin could be ob tained from this animal. From what I have learned of the ex periment by the professors at the in stitute in, Paris, they first inoculated a sheep with antirabic virus. When the animal is thoroughly affected with the virus the blood is taken from it. Through a chemical process the serum Is then made." At the health department yesterday Dr. D. C. Poor, director of the research laboratory, said he had heard of the dis covery and was surprised to hear that none of the medical journals had com roented on.it. This was easily explained by. Dr. Wheeler, who said that it has not yet been given out officially to tho medical fraternity. Dr. Poor said he had been told that the new antitoxin had been used on several persons lr Paris suffering from the first and second stages of the disease, and the treatment had proved successful. The health de partment had communicated with the officials of the Paris Institute, he said. Dr. Wheeler said that the new remedy was the fourth serum, which is used for four distinct dangerous diseases. Tlu other three, which are also practically new, are the tetanus, sterptococus, and diphtheria serums. "We can with this new serum curs cases In the second stage of the disease." said the physician. "Heretofore it has never been known that a person's life had been saved after the disease had developed in Its second stage." New York Tribune. Use of a Volcano. Residents of the district round .Ve suvius have put to practical use the . lava which has flowed from the vol- cano in past and recent eruptions. Naples and its vicinity appear to be a world of lava, rne streets are pavea with it. There are lava stair-cases and statues, drinking troughs, bric-a-brac, and even Jewelry. The guides make profit out of it by pressing coin or other objects on partly cooled frag ments and selling these to visitors, on the ashy sides of the mountain there is enough lava to build a large city. In appearance It resembles a shore less, frozen sea of dull black that shim mers strangely purple in some lights. London Daily Mail. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Geneva, the 8-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Andrews, died this morning at 11 o'clock from cholera In fantum. Funeral services over her re mains will be held at the home of her nsronta at 2 o'clock tomorrow after noon and interment -will follow, at- the Prairie Home .cemetery. ivrr TClttie Kellam died last evening at 7 o'clock at her residence, 410 West Fourth street. She is survived by two sons Archie J. Kellam of this city, and Charles C. Kellam of New Orleans. The funeral will be held from the resi dence at 3 p. m., Saturday. Mrs. Isabel F. Helm, who died July 24. at- the home of her son. Arthur Hewitt.- was buried the following day In the Topeka cemetery. LOCAL MENTION. The' eity will have sixty-nine ap peal cases to fight in the district court. The cases are an tnose mat have been appealed from the police court. Forty-nine have been tabu lated and show that 15 are violations of the prohibitory law, .23 gambling, two drunkenness. two disorderly house one case- for disturbing peace. ne case oi street warning, viuihuwh of license ordinance, one conceaiea weapons and one case oi assault ana battery. F G. Drennlng, city attorney, wno is now in Seattle will return to To peka, August 3. The street commissioner has grad ed between 800 and 900 lots for the construction of new sidewalks. Two new fire hydrants have been placed in service on Wert street, at King and Eleventh Strega. New York Money Market. New York, July 26. MONEY Money on call steady. 2hi per cent; ruling rate 2H. closing bid 2 and offered at 2 per cent. Time loans dull but steady. Sixty daya, 4 per cent; 90 days, S per cent; 6 months, 6 per cent.