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RAILRO AIT NEWS. Freight War May Come Imme diately in the East. AT THE CAPITAL A Man Named Fletcher Talks of When the Furnace Fails Freak Legislation. Different Members of Trunk Line Association in a Row. Says Coming Legislature Will Eclipse 111 Others. MAY END RISE IX RATES THEY ARE LOCATED. THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOTTKlTAIr-SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 26, 1903. Canadian Pacific Wants Freight Entrance Into New York. Other Items of Interest in Rail way Circles. Serious trouble has developed in the Trunk Line association, and a freight rate war is one of the immediate pos sibilities. Should one come it would Put an end to all talk of an advance in rates between the Atlantic seaboard and the Mississippi river. This trouble arises over the action of the New York, New Haven & Hartford road and the Koston & Maine Joining the Canadian Pacific to extend the Canadian Pacific Dispatch to New Tork city. This is an all-rail, fast : freight line which heretofore haa been content to limit its operations in the east to Bos ton. Arrangements have been made by the different roads named to continue the line over the New York. New Haven & Hartford to Springfield, and thence by way of the Boston & Maine to New port. Vt., and thence by the Canadian Pacific to points in the west. It is not so much the invasion of New York territory that has caused the rumpus, but this fast freight line maintains a differential on the same basis as that conceded to the rail and water lines. i. ii insists on maintaining a rate to 13 cents lower than that of the other ail-rail lines. The result of this im oeen mat traffic has been affected quite seriously, and. not unnaturally, they resent the unequal competition and inreairn reprisals if it is continued. Conferences have been held between the oisputants which have failed thus far. The New Haven & Hartford takes the ground that this line is entitled to me ciirrerential because of its circuitous route in getting freight out of New i uric city to the west, but the other in terests maintain that, as it is an all rail route. It should be content to main tain all-rail rates. The matter is now in me nanas or a "moral-suasion" com nilttee of the Trunk Line association. It is explained by officers of the New Haven & Hartford that the trouble dates back several months, when, by agreement with the Canadian Pacific, the diminished differential freight rates io ana irom tne west were extended from northern Massachusetts and northern New Kngland to the whole of tne xsew Haven system in southern --sew England and to New York city. The effect of this was to give the new- Canadian Pacific route to and from the west a lower rate based upon the in creased distance, longer time and some other inconveniences. It is stated In railroad circles, however, that New l orK business is not so much affected as the.. important freighting points in southern New England, which formerly loomiusineBa irom ana sent It to regu lar trunk lines. The Grand Trunk last spring opened negotiations with the New- Haven for a similar arrangement as that with the Canadian Pacific, but the negotiations fell through, owing to disagreements over steamboat connections at New London. THAT AITOX-KATY JrMOT5. Merger Is Now Alleged to Be a HarrlniRn Project. Chicago, Dec. 26. Financial circles were treated today to a report that a new short trunk line from Chicago to the Gulf of Mexico was In process of formation, in which the Chicago & Al ton and "Katy" will figure as the im portant factors. The acquisition of the Colorado Southern by the Burlington aroused speculation as to the meaning of the recent sharp advance in Alton, "Katy" and Clover Leaf, which today reached the highest levels of the year, under rumors that an important mer ger is assured. With the retirement of S. M. Feiton from the presidency of the Mexican Central, whose leadership he assumed last summer, La Salle street placed confidence in a report that he will re turn In control of the AltonKaty mer- Breath Odors Removed by Charcoal Onions, Tobacco, Decaying Food, Alco hol, Stomach Gases and Impuriiies Foul the Breath, Charcoal Purifies It. A Trial 1'ackage of Stuaifs Oiarcoal iozenges Sent I-Yoa By Mail. The stomach and digestive canal of man fills with gases from fermenting and decaying food. Such gases im pregnate the breath, filter through the eyKtem. rpread disease and in large luantities extend the stomach so that it shuts off heart action and death sometimes results. Pure, simple willow charcoal ab sorbs gas at once and stops impure food fermentation. It sweetens the stomach, kills the effect of all odors such as liquor, tobacco, onions, etc., or at least prevents them from causing impurities to arise. The willow is renowned for Its cura tive properties and ancient legendary lore is filled with its use, by barbar ians and civilized men. As early as f.00 B. C. the ancient Chaldeans were f-agely curing disease by charcoal and every monastery of the old world healed the sick and cured the drunk ard by using powdered willow char coal. Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges are pure willow charcoal, compressed with hon ey into a delicious lozenge. They con tain nothing but sweet willow charcoal B.nd honey. One may eat a box of them and feel only benefit from so do ing. Two or three after a meal will be a sufficient guard against bad breath and the same amount eaten just be fore bed time will insure a pure breath upon arising the next morning. Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges tone up the blood, the liver and the stomach. They are great laxatives also, but eat ing large numbers of them does not in crease their effect in a painful manner upon the bowels. They, are gentle, powerful and pure and their popularity and tremendous sale give them the stamp of public ap proval. Go to your druggist today and buy a box. price 25 cents, or send us your name and address and we will send you a trial package by mail free. Address F. A. Stuart Co., 200 Stuart Bids., Marshall, Mich. i k w ' W ' r - nRS, BEiSEL. HRS-eJ. CLAYTON ERB fj ; , WIDOW OF J. CLAYTON EEB AND HER SISTER, WHO FACE TRIAL AS RESULT OF KILLING OF CAPTAIN ERB. Much mystery surrounded the killing of Captain J. Clayton Erb, a prominent politician and member of the Penn eylvania national guard, at Media, Pa., on Oct. 6. Erb was shot to death In his country home, Ked Gables, after a bitter family quarrel. Mrs. Catherine Belsel, a sister of Mrs. Erb, was accused, of the actual shooting, but Mrs. Erb. a dashing and beautiful young society woman, was also indicted in connection with the tragedy. Mrs. Erb obtained tail,, trnt. her sister was held in the county Jail pending trial. ger under the domination of E. H. Har. riman. As a matter of fact. Mr. Harri man today sold $5,000,000 Union Pacific stock, which Wall street credited him with placing in the purchase of "Katy," whose entire capitalized values at the present level would not exceed $24,000, 000. TRAIN msPATCIIJER RESIGNS. Dick Beeth Quits Santu Fe to Go to El Paso & Southwestern Railway. Dodge City, Kan., Dec. 26. Dick Beeth, who has been chief train dis patcher for the Santa Fe at this place for the past four years, ha.s resigned and on January 1 will go to Tucumcari, N. M.. and become trainmaster for the El Paso & Southwestern railroad at an increased salary. Mr. Beeth has been in the employ of the Santa Fe for 12 or Id years, commencing as a student telegrapher and working his way through various departments of the ser vice. His successor has not been named, but " 's understood that it will be night Chief Dispatcher E. J. Marsh or Dispatcher Arthur O'Leary. The latter gentleman being an older man in the service than Mr. Marsh seems to indi cate his appointment to the place. """i K. V"if Jl'k 1MJWS V, A typical Station in Bosto Mr. Beeth will be associated with Sup erintendent L. V. Morris, a former trainmaster for the Santa Fe at this place, who went to the El Paso South western three years ago. INTO NO MAN'S LAND. New Railroad Projected Out of Guthrie, Oklahoma. Guthrie. Okla.. Dec. 26 That Guthrie will have another railroad in the very near future is the development which followed the visit to this city yesterday of a number of men from Texas, New Mexico. Oklahoma and Ohio, who head ed by H. S. AVanamaker visited the city for the purpose of meeting busi ness men of this city and interesting them in the proposed road which will enter the state in the northwest corner coming out of the Cimarron country in northeastern New Mexico, crossing a part of Texas and then crossing Okla homa eastward through Arnett. Sell ing Watonga, Kingfisher and on into this citv where connections will be made with which roads will give the new line an outlet north, east and also to the gulf. The road will also give the promoters who are large holders of New Mexico coal and timber lands an outlet for their lumber and fuel and also open up a district which at this time is practically isolated from the world. tTNION PACIFIC MPROVDiEXTS. Will Soon Begin the Rouble Tracking , Between Topeka and Salina. Salina, Kan.I Dec. 26. The Union Pacific- is preparing to begin the double tracking of its line from Topeka to S.i Ilna, in accordance with the plan to ultimately double track the entire Kan sas division. Surveyors are at work on an exten sion of a Harriman line from Onaga to Marysville. This will .give the Union 'AMtuW .... r y hi fl'MTaniMM li 1 ' " t iwm . y v. . 3 Si 1 J.-" U'?'!'? J ' ' " h &r v bh' ' :?1 1 : ,' s - L...g:.. , y.A, , J Pacific a through cut from Kansas City to the northwest, evading a long haul . -ia Denver. It is intended to make this a freight carrying road. DEWEY'S BIRTHDAY. Tie Admiral Is Celebrating His Anniversary. '1st Washington, Dec. 26. Admiral George Dewey, hero of Manila bay, and ranking officer in the navy, is cel ebrating his seventy-first birthday to day, more than 10 years after the ex ploit which made him world famous. Still vigorous of mind, the aged ad miral is not enjoying, the best of health, having been suffering for the past six weeks with a bad attack of sciatica. He, therefore, spent the day at his home, many of his intimate friends calling to pay their respects and to tender their congratulations. Town Wiped Out by lire. Oklahoma City, Dec. 26. Practical ly the entire business section of Ravia, 5 .'.,r,.,.".'."MiOluV. f n's New $10,000,000 Subway. a town of 1,200 inhabitants in John ston county was wiped out by lire yes terday, the loss aggregating about $55,000. Five business- houses a lum ber yard and three warehouses were burned. A defective flue caused the fire. The . Merrill-Houston company $20,000 and L. D. Comstock's store, $10,000, were the heaviest losers. Pat I hear yer wolfe Is sick. Moike? Mike She is that. Pat Is it dangerous she is? Mike Divil a bit. She's too weak to be dangerous any more! New York Sun. Most children eat too much, overtax the digestion, get thin, weak, languid, stop growing that's malnutrition or non-digestion of food. Scott's Emulsion has helped countless thous ands in this condition. It is both nourishment and medicine a most powerful aid to digestion. A small dose three times a day will work wonders, but be sure, to get Skott's. Send this advertisement, together with name of paper tn which it appears, your address and four cents to cover postage, and we will send you a "Complete Handy Atlas of the World" zz :: SCOTT & BOWNE. 409 Pear! Street. New York K-'y(t HIIIIIMi --1 1 W I M I 'i f - A BARON COTTE KiLLED. Figlit Between Police and tionits at Moscow. Re vol u- Moscow, Dec. 26. Baron Cotte, chief of the secret political police, was killed and Colonel Muraki was wounded in fierce encounter today with revolu tionists, who were intrenched in a su burban villa. During the fight several policemen Were killed and others wounded. Troops were summoned to the aid of the police and a regular bat tie ensued.. Artillery had finally to be brought up to bombard the villa before the rev olutionists were subdued. The occur rence is the most serious since the up rising of December. 1905: The villa where the fighting took place, occupies a strategic position on Elk island, an islet in the river near Moscow, that is a favorite summer resort. The leaders of a revolutionary were holding a meet ing in the house. The. police got wind of the affair and surrounded the villa with the purpose of making arrests. As they approached the house the revolu tionists opened fire. This resistance was unexpected, and the police withdrew, Then infantry were sent for and with this reinforcement a second advance was made. The police and the soldiers had to retire a second time, and it was in this encounter that Baron Cotte was killed and Colonel Muraki wounded Several soldiers also lost their lives. When the artillery appeared a few well directed shots put an end o the trouble. The losses sustained by the revolutionists are not known, but they are doubtless heavy. TRIES TO PULL BEARD. A Jinn Jumps on the Back of the Ercnch President. Paris, Dec. 26. While Armand Fal- lieres, the president of France, accom panied by M. Ramondou. his secretary and Col Lasson, military attache at the Elysee palace, was taking a morning stroll near Rue de L'Etoil a poorly clad individual, who evidently had been ly ing in wait, suddenly jumped on the president from behind and threw his arms about M. Fallieres' neck in an ef fort to seize his beard. Col. Lasson and Secretary Ramondou sprang to the assistance of -the president, dragged off the assailant, and turned him over to two special detectives who had follow ed the party on bicycles. President Fallieres' cane was broken in the struggle, but beyond a scratch on the ear, he was not injured, and in sisted on continuing his walk. As the detectives slipped the handcuffs on the man he cried: . "I am unarmed. I simply wanted to pull the president s beard. When searched at the station house the president's assailant proved to be Jean Mattis. a cafe waiter, 24 years old and a native of the department of Savoie. Medals of General Mercier, the former minister of war, stamps bearing the head of the duke of Orleans, a card of membership in the Batrie Francaise and other royalist documents were found on his person. During the examination Mattis boast ed of being a royalist, and talked con fusedly of having done his Vduty" and obeyed the dictates of his conscience. Heaps of royalist reactionary literature were found by the police when they ransacked his residence. Auto Accident Slay Prove Fatal. New Tork, Dec. 26. Small hope is en tertained at the Presbyterian hospital for the life of George C. Hurlbut, the aged librarian of the American Geogra phical society, who, with his daughter, Miss Illione Hurlbut, was hurt in the collision of an automobile and a trolley car late yesterday. It was said at the hospital, however, that the condition of Miss Hurlbut had improved. Mr. Hurl but is 70 years of age. He has been librarian of the American Geographical societv for more than 30 years. His daughter, who is 35, is his assistant. Roomers Driven Out by Fire. Chicago, Dec. 26. Thirty-five men and women, occupants of a rooming house at 1350 Wabash avenue, were driven to the street in their night clothes early today by a fire which destroyed an automobile garage ad joining the rooming " house. Service on the Cottage Grove and Indiana ave nue surface was tied up nearly an hour. Total loss about $60,000. Hear Dean Peck at Majestic Sunday. Where Kansas Members of Con' gress May Be Found. Isolation Hospital to Be Erected at Fort Leayenworth. Washington, Dec. 26. "Freak bills threaten to adorn every page or the Kansas legislature journals this win Kansas City, Kan. "Every time Kan Kansas City, Kon. "Every time Kan sas has a political upheaval reformers are thrown to the surface and as a rule they have some hobby for enact ment into law. The Populist legislature of 1897 was prolific of hobbies, but the reformers of the coming session prom ise to go them one better. "Having regulated freight and pas senger rates," continued Mr. Fletcher, "the reformers now propose to regulate the rates for meals on dining cars. State Auditor Nation has fixed 75 cents as the maximum price the state will pay for a meal for its officials while traveling. He says a farmer will set up a better meal than one can get on a dining car and only charge 25 cents for it. Then why should the state pay any more than 75 cents for a meal? "Another bill to be brought in is for the establishment of a state dormitory for the benefit of members of the leg islature. This institution is to be built at state expense. Every member is to be given a separate sleeping room, but all must eat together in a mess hall. The salary of a legislator is only $150 a session, and Kansas only holds a session every two ears. It costs more than that amount to be elected to the legislature. It is argued that the 'state hotel,' supplying board and rooms free, would partially recompense the mem bers for their work. "Frat societies, both in colleges and high schools, are to be driven out of existence, according to the bill of an other .new member. It is claimed that frat societies are building up an aris tocracy in the state which threatens trouble in the future." Members of the Kansas delegation in congress are now located in quar ters for the two sessions. The An thonys --have taken a house at 2339 Massachusetts avenue, northwest; Judge Calderhead and children are stopping at Congress Hall; the Camp bells occupy their former apartment at the Cumberland; the Reeders are at 13 First street, northeast, near the capitol; the Madisons live at Congress Hall; the Millers have retained their former boarding house at 3213 Thir teenth street, northwest; the Scotts are occupying at house at 1607 Irving street, Mount Pleasant; the Murdoeks also have taken a house at 18 39 Mint wood Place; Senator Curtis is quarter ed at the Raleigh hotel; the Longs oc cupy their home on Massachusetts avenue near the Gcyman embassy. Much favorable comment has been directed in medical circles of the army to the isolation hospital which was constructed some time ago at Fort Myer. Its construction was intended as an experiment, although there was no doubt entertained by medical offi cers of the need and value of a build ing where contagious cases could be isolated. It has now been decided to erect an isolation hospital at Fort Leavenworth, for which funds are al ready available, and it is also intended to ask congress for money for similar structures at five other army forts. Kansas postmasters appointed: Til- lie Jackson at Grace, Sherman county. to succeed William Falrall. resigned; Thomas D. Collins at Haskell; Isaac G. Law at Milton. The postmaster general has rescind ed a recent order discontinuing the Akron postoffice. Cowley county, Kan. SHOWED HIS WOUND. Ilis Arrest on Charge of Murder Fol lowed Quicklj-. Mexico. Mo., Dec. 26. Fred Mikel. a youtnful desperado, wno killed Deputy Marshal Elmer Magrudcr and seriously wounded City Marshal Frann Cain in a sensational escape from the Higbee jail, December 18, has been arrested here and has con fessed to the killing. Mikel also con fessed to holding: up the night opera tor at the Chicagro & Alton office at Centralia, Mo., Christmas eve. Mikel s arrest came as a result of his exhibition of a bullet wound in his shoulder to a stranger while the two were in a clothing store here. A clerk- overheard their conversation and notified the officers. Mikel did not resist arrest and expressed regret at Magruder's death. Hear Peck on "Man Traps" Sunday. Called to Chicagro. Toledo, O.. Dec. 26. The Rev. L. P. McDonald, for 10 years rector of St. Marks Episcopal church here, has received a call to the church of The Epiphany, the second largest parish in Chicago to succeed the Rev. John Henry Hopkins. D. D. Dr. McDonald will go to Chicago Monday to confer with the vestry. A Fact Unless the best Mexican Vanilla Beans are used, properly cured, properly aged, and the flavor properly extracted, and allowed to stand at least one year before of fering for sale, good extract of Vanilla is an impossibility. 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Weightman, Jr.,' the enterprising druggist of Ninth and Kansas avenue, having such a large run on "Hlndipo," the new Kidney Cure and Nerve Tonic, and hear It so highly praised that he now offers to guarantee it in every case to cure all forms of Kid ney Troubles and Nervous Disorders. He pays for it if it does not give you entire satisfaction. If you use it, it is his risk, not yours. A 60-cent box. Blue liable Extra Strength, $1.00, sent by mail under positive guarantee. IIASKfilili XAIpS CXMMTrrEE. To Act With One From Kansas Penitentiary. Guthrie, Dec. 26. Governor Haskell has appointed a committee to act with a committee to be named by Governor Hoch of Kansas, to investigate charges of alleged cruelties to Oklahoma pris oners confined in the Kansas state pen itentiary at Lansing, Kan. The Okla homa prisoners had been placed in the Lansing prison to await the building of an Oklahoma state prison. Miss Kate Barnard, Oklahoma state commission er of charities and corrections recent ly filed with the governor a sensation al report asserting that Oklahoma prisoners were being mistreated at the Kansas prison. Hear Peck on "Man Traps" Sunday. Death of a Pioneer. Allenton, Pa., Dec. 26. David Mc Kenna; of Slatington, one of the pion eers of the elate industry of the Le high region, died last night, aged 70. He was the first burgess of Slatington and reDresented Lehigh oresbvterv at several sessions of the general astern- J bly of the presbytery. Hear Dean Peck at Majestic Sunday. Shot on His Own Doorstep. Hartford, Conn., Dec. 26. Samuel Rodinski was shot at the doorstep of his store in Pleasant street, early to day by an unknown man, and died on his way to the hospital. . There is no clew to the murderer. Hear Dean Peck at Majestic Sunday. Un many a cold winter morning you will wake to find the bra "out" What are you going to do about it shiver ? 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