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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOUEKAlr-THimSIJAY JSV JaNmG, "DECEMBER 24, 1908.
3 RA!LROADNEWS. Santa Fe Is, Spending Money on f ImproYements. Depots, New Traeks and Build ings Being Constructed. ROAD IN GOOD SHAPE. Traffic Is Growing Heavier All the Time. . Other Items of Interest in Rail way Circles. The Santa Fe is expending a large mount- on betterment at various points in the southwest. About $400, 000 will be put into a new depot, yard and trackage facilities at Tem ple, Texas. The yard is to be recon structed entirely, and when finished Temple will be one of the most mod ern terminals on the system. West of Albuquerque derails are being put in at the side tracks lo cated on the heavy grades, at an ap proximated cost of $18,000. Contract has been let for the construction of a new brick veneered passenger de pot at Aiva, Okla., to be completed A 4.000-ton ice house is to be built at Belen at an , -estimated cost of $16. 000. Clovis, Is". M., is to have a brick store house costing $21,000. and new depots are planned for La my and Santa Fe. Between Oak Cliff and Dal las. Texas, bridge improvements to cost $15,000 are to be made, and "Wichita. Kan., is to have a new depot, the necessary ground for the site hav ing already been purchased, $500,000 to be ppent on this work. The St. Joseph branch from Leav enworth to St. Joseph. Mo., is to be practically reconstructed at a cost of $100,000. The 76 miles will be relaid with 90-pound steel, and new writer tanks and pumping stations will be in stalled. The station service is to be Improved, and all culverts and bridges replaced with concrete, and grades raised or lowered, as necessary. It is expected that these improvements w ill cut the time from St. Joe to Chi cago considerably. The expenditure is the heaviest for railroad improve ment that has been made in Missouri in recent years. The Santa Fe is in first-class shape end traffic shows an increase as com pared with previous months, accord ing to officials. Naturally decreases ere shown as compared with a year ego. During the past five months 100 miles of the line has been d'ible tracked and other improvement put under way and while no special work is contemplated for the near future this general good condition will bo maintained. In addition, the Santa Fe has be gun work on its precooling station at San Bernardino, according to the San Bernardino Sun. which says: Work will commence this morning on the immense precooling and icing plant for the Santa Fe railroad, and from this time on the work will be rushed to completion as rapidly ' as possible. James Dwyer. who will be the fore man of construction work with sev eral men arrived yesterday from Los Angeles and will commence the pre liminary work sudh as testing the old wells on the property and similar work that must be done. By the first of the week it is expected that ma terial will commence to arrive when the work on the foundations will be in full swing. A. P. Maginnls who is at the head rf the syndicate building the plant for the railroad is again in Chicago looking after some of the important details and will be here by Monday to personally direct building details. The work will be directly in charge of C. M. Gay the designer of the pre cooling s-Ptem the company will use and he will be here much of the time. The construction of the plant will give employment to several hundred men for the next few months both skilled and unskilled labor being in demand on the plant which will rep resent an expenditure of more than a lial million. SHIPPERS ARE DISTURBED. Scott's Emulsion clothes the, nerves and muscles with warm fat.fills the veins with rich blood. It makes children rugged and hardy and fearless of the cold. It fills the whole body with warmth and life and energy. Thin people sometimes gain a pound a day while taking it. Send this advertisement, together with name of paper in which it appears, your address and four cents to cover postage, and we will send you a "Complete Handy Adas of the World" a i: SCOTT & BOWNE. 409 Pear! Street, New York KfTcot of Ruling Against Allowances Is Far Reaching. Chicago. Dec. 24. Traffic officials of Chieago railroads declare that the in terstate commerce commission has de livered a. knockout blow to hundreds of allowances- which are now being made throughout the country by rail roads to shippers for the performance of accessorial services. In the New York case the commission held that an allowance of 2 cents the 100 pounds to the sugar refineries for the service of transferring their sugar shipments is illegal and in effect the payment of p rebate, no matter whether the allow ance is provided for in the tariff or not. Chicago shippers are anxiously inquir ing today of the railroad men whether the decision of the commission would do away with the tunnel allowance of 6 cents the 100 pounds and the light erage allowances, which are now made by the railroads at Chicago. The rail roads, of course, are in hope that it will, and the shippers are fearing that such will be the case Both the shippers and the railroads agree that the evident purpose of the commission is to prevent anything finding its way back into the coffers of the" shippers which would have the ef fect of decreasing the published rate. err bowx the number. Only Two Hundred Thousand Ties for Salina. Salina. Kan., Dec. 24. The Union Pacific gave out the information this morning that they were not going to store the 1.000.000 ties In Salina, which they were going to do, but the number would be cut down to perhaps 200.000. The reason they give for not storing the full number here is that they have not the ground to put them on. About a month or six weeks ago the Cnion Pacific began unloading ties here bv the carload. The officials here at that' time reported that the company was going to store one million ties here and that Salina would be a dis tributing point for the branch roads and for the main line west. Since that time the ties have been coming in by the car and train loads. The number" stored toda" is estimated to be R00 carloads' or 150.000 ties and a local official says that only about 50.000 more will be shipped here. Xearlv all of the east yards are now covered with ties and as the Union Pa cific officials say the company has a limited amount of land at Salina. It has no room for more than the 200.000. It is said, however, that as these ties are distributed, bore will be ship ped here so that Salina will continue to be the distributing point for the Mc Phersan and Plainville branches and also for the- main line between Salina and Ellis. ROADS SAVED BIG SCMS. Stoppage of Rebates Proves Source of Profit. San Francisco, Dec. 24. During the general discussions which have been precipitated in commercial circles by the rate agitation, it has developed that the railroads have saved vast sums since they abolished rebating. In fact, it is stated that the Southern Pacific has saved nearly $1,000,000 by this means since the recent investiga tion of the state railroad commission. K H. Harriman, president of the Southern Pacific, and E. P. Ripley, president of the Santa Fe. have made conciliatory replies to the protest of shippers against the advance in trans continental rates scheduled for Janu ary 1. Mr. Harriman simply expresses his understanding that arrangements are being made by the traffic managers for a conference with the traffic bu reau of the Merchants' exchange of San Francisco, and expresses the hope that a satisfactory decision will be reached. OFFICE IS ABOLISHED. Frisco Trainmasters to Become Assist ant Superintendents. The Frisco management has made "a change in the organization of the operating department, and hereafter the seventeen trainmasters distributed over the system will be known as as sistant superintendents. The new title will carry with it increased au thority and additional duties, the as sistants reporting to the superintend ents of each division. This announce ment was made yesterday at Frisco headquarters. A Convenient Train. For Topeka people who desire a fuli business day In Kansas City Is tho Union Pacific No". 102 which leaves To peka every day at 6:50 a. m., arriv ing in Kansas City at 8:35 a. m. You can get breakfast In the diner on this train and dinner on No. 101 which leaves Kansas City at 6 p. m.. reaching Topeka at 7:35 p. m. Leinaire Opera Glasses. At reduced prices, at Chas. Bennett's Optical store. 730 Kansas avenue. TO MISSJP ONE. Will Be No Needy on Christmas Day. Salvation Army Will Fill 200 Baskets. CAKE FOR THE POOR. Provident Association Has Made Elaborate Arrangements. Presents Will Be Distributed Day Following Christmas. It's going to be a merry Christmas for Topeka's poor and unfortunate this year. The jingle of the coin in the Sal vation army kettles has gone on mer rily for two weeks and the theaters have given volunteer contributions from benefit performances so that the total fund of the city which is to-be disposed of to the poor amounts to a considerable sum. A little girl, dressed in the warmest furs, and with her pretty cheeks aglow with health, set the example for a large number of people at one of the corners of Kansas avenue last night as the streets were crowded with an almost innumerable host of late Christmas shoppers. She saw one of the Salvation army turkeys and nothing would do but that her mamma should explain tne meaning of it. She was told how the unfortunate little girls of the city were provided for at this festive time, by the small contributions of the more fortunate. The little girl had a small coin in her hand which she was going to spend for candy, but her heart Was touched by the story her mother told and with a "There!" she threw it into the kettle. "I guess some poor little girl will enjoy it more than I," said the little miss, while a little blue eyed Sal vation army lassie smiled a "Thank you." This year the Salvation army will fill tw-o hundred baskets with Christmas dinners and each basket will contain enough for five people, so that in all a thousand dinners will be provided. Each basket will cost two dollars. And not only will the Salvation army re member the deserving poor with baskets filled with culinary dainties, but clothing will be given away in large Quantities. During the year thus far the army has given away 7,300 gar ments and the number will be greatly swelled at this time. At the Provident association the poor will receive liberal treatment. The funds which were received at the theatrical benefits were turned over to the association. Every deserving poor family in the city will be cared for by this institution and Christmas day will be a happy one for those who are not as well favored in material effects. The Christmas presents for the poor chil dren will not be distributed, however, until the day after Christmas as many of the presents left over from church affairs will be" received and awarded at this time. A large Christmas tree will be one of the features and every poor child in the city will receive a present after the exercises have been held. The i members of the Boys' club, the Girls' club and -the Mothers' club will all be present. A fe w toys' will be given away but in the main it Is desired that noth ing but useful presents shall be given away. The children who are cared for at this institution will be well provided for this season as the Elks have taken considerable Interest in the work of this association. Police Matron Mrs. L. -E. Thorpe will play a prominent part in the Christmas day festivities of the city. She has al ways taken a great interest in the chil dren who live west of the city park and are remote from a Sunday school. She has a mission class ,of fortv members and she will give a present to all of these. She is also maintaining a deep interest in some of the aged widows of the city and each of these will receive a basket dinner and a present. At the Topeka Industrial Institute, the boys will be well provided for. Pre ceding Christmas the relatives of the wayward lads always send some pres ent and these are kept by the authori ties until Christmas. Then sacks of candy, nuts and fruit are distributed from a big Christmas tree on Christ mas eve. The state gives each boy a pair of gloves for Christmas. Christ mas day a big dinner is served, with turkeys and all the attendant deli cacies. There will be a tree with a real Santa Claus at the Elks where 200 children will be made happy. - Even the inmates of the Topeka state hospital are not without their Christ mas celebrations. Candy, nuts and fruit are given to each patient, while many little trinkets which meet with the approval of the different patients in their unfortunate state are distributed. Miss Eleanor Lincoln, who is well known as a director of plays, will put on a play at the asylum Christmas eve, in which her Sunday school pupils from the.Potwln Presbyterian church will play the parts. In all it will be a great Christmas for every one. The people who are always well provided for on this occasion have not been unmindful of the needs of their poor neighbors and all have con tributed with liberality towards mak ing it a happy event for all. UNITED STATES SECOND. This Country Ranks Next to England as a JfavsJ Power. "Washington, Dec. 24. The United States navy stands second among those of the great world powers, according to the navy year book prepared by Pitman Pulsifer, clerk to the senate navy committee.' Germany follows third, while- France, has dropped to fourth place and Japan, is fifth. The book will show that' Great Britain has 61 first class battleships with a tonnage of 910,330. The United States 31 with a tonnage of 449,796; Germany, 31 with a tonnage of 414,486; France', 26 with a tonnage of 375,132, and Japan 15 with a tonnage of 233,444. Including armored cruisers also, however, France ranks Germany, her navy tonnage of both battleships and armored cruisers being 573.364. while that of Germany Is only 548,253. The tonnage of United States battleships and armored cruisers is 607,241. That of Great Britain is 1,395.930. France takes precedence of both the United States and Germany if the tonnage of all the vessels in the navy, including submarines, torpedo boats and the like, is counted. All told, France has 516 vessels to-the credit of her navy, their- total tonnage being 801,188. The book says Japan is-doing little ship buildtrrgr- FAVORS AND CONCEITS. The ordinary Christmas dinner is a stereotyped affair as tat as the viands are concerned. The ordinary man, woman and child thinks of Christmas dinner along a plan that was devised by the first feasters. In almost every age feasting seems to be the ideal method of celebrat ing a holiday, be it gay or solemn. There is an old English verse that runs: "At Christmas, men do always ivey get And in each corner of the house to set. But why then do they use that Bacchus weed ? Because they mean then. Bacchus-like, to feed.' Since we must, perforce, bend to cus tom and eat the food that our ancestors felt to be festive, the hostess is some what handicapped as to destinctlve fea tures. All that is left are the decorations and favors, and these are expected to have a touch of the season. At a child's party a novel feature was a plum pud ding. The nartv was in the afternoon and did not attemot to take the place of the Chris mas dinner. The table was decked with holly and the color scheme was carried out in the candies, which were Turkish delights, colored green and red. In the center of the table was what appeared to be a huge plum puddins. made of crepe tissue paper of a delicate brown, and flecked with dashes of paint to simulate the raisins. It was surrounded with holly, and a sprig of holly and another of mis tletoe stuck in the top. Through slits in the sides came lengths of red and green baby ribbon, red for the girls and green for the boys. These extended to each plate and were strung through the place cards which were holly and mistletoe leaves with the name in gold paint. At a given signal the ribbons were pulled and a small gift found at the end. For a last course at this feast small red flower pots were lined with wax paper and filled with vanilla ice cream, sweet chocolate and ground nuts were sprinkled thickly over the tops, and in each was planted a red carnation. The small crisp cakes served were cut in the shape of holly leaves, iced with green pistacho icing, with three red cinnamon drops pressed in at the base. Chocolate pudding might be used in place of the ice cream. '" 1U 1 iu,"j iiijir mom - p. J :r.:o:y'' Just scratch a match -light the Perfection Oil Heater and stop shivering. Wher-' ever you have a room that's hard to heat that the fur nace doesn't reach there you'll need a PERFECTION Oil Healer (Equipped with Smokeless Device) Just the thing for blizzard time or between seasons. Its genial glowing heat makes any room cheerful and cozy. x No smoke no smell smokeless aevre prevents. crass font holds 4 quarts of oil burning 9 hours. Fin ished in japan and nickel Every heater warranted. The ?5aV&. 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