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THE TOFEEA DAILY STATE J OURNAL MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 18, 1009.
A GAY RECEIVER- Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson Hears of Her Lost Lorer. Finds St. Louis Tictims Who Lost Money, Same as She. WOMEX WERE EASY, The Iola Widow Hunting Swind ler in Missouri. Has an Offer of Marriage From Another Unknown. Iola, Kan., Jan. 18. Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson and her attorney, W. D. Cope; have gone to St. Louis to try and lo cate John Madison, who swindled her out of $1,400 last December after prom iIng to marry her. He hailed from dozen -places but always claimed to toe a horse buyer for the German gov ernment with a big ranch In California. Word has reached here from St. Louis that Mrs. Jackson has found that Mad ison had several dupes in that city among one of whom was Mrs. Kath erine Baughma'n. proprietor of the Newport hotel. He promised to marry Mrs. Baughman, aftr telling her the tame story of the California ranch, ana got $400 from her to buy a Kentucky talhon. From Mrs. Mollie Hellman. also known as Mrs. Minnie Allen.- of 1418 Madison street, he got $400 on the same tale, and would have got her $20,000 property, she says, if he had stayed around a few days longer. He went through a mock ceremony with Mrs. Allen. MihS Alice Rictfardson. a South St. Louis woman, parted with $400 to the tmooth Mr. ..ittdson. whom, she consid ered her fiance, and there were others. Madson is described as being about P0 yearn old. about 6 feet tall, and slen der, with a smooth shaven, lean- -face, with light hair and complexion. He poke with a slight, foreign accent. He always dressed wen, but not ostenta tiously, and looked' the part he pro lessed a well to do horseman. Mrs. Jackson lias an appointment, it Is. said, to meet Villiam H. SLallings, a merchant at Alhainbra, -111., who, when he read of. her being stung, wrote Tier and proposed marriage. He told her in the letter that he did not want her to lose confidence in all mankind, and assured her he did not want to borrow money. ARK AFTER GOOD UOAtS. Montgomery County Farmers Draft a Bill for Legislative Knactment. Independence. Kan.. Jan. 18. A large number of farmers of tnis coun ty met here Saturday and approved the draft of a road bill which they rant introduced in the state legisla ture. It provides for a county bridge and - highway commissioner to be elected by the people and to draw a salary of $5 a day, a civil engineer to be given preference. He shall ap point an assistant in each township and these shall form an executive commissioner as chairman. The township are to be divided into two and not more than four districts with a foreman over each. Road work will be permitted only in the six sum mer months. The executive board is to outline all work and make an esti mate of the money needed for road improvements each year, and to have charge of the construction of all bridges and culverts. Reinforced con crete only is to be used in bridges and culverts. Senator Overfleld was pres ent and promised his support. HIS FTANCEK IS GOXK. Lamed Farmer looses Expected Bride ami $185 in Wichita. Wichita, ' Kan., Jan.- 18. Amos Bixby, a retired farmer who came here about two months ago from Larned to have his eyes treated, asked the police to assist him. in locating his fiancee. Miss Marie 'Axtell. whom he had iriven $185 to buy her wedding1 trous seau preparatory to leading her to the altnr of matrimony. Bixby says he met Miss Axtell short ly after coming to Wichita. It seems to have been a case of love on first sight. He claims she promised to marry him as soon as she could get the necessary clothes and traveling suits. Mr. Bixby agreed to advance her the necessary funds for buying her i trousseau. She accepted the money a j short time ago and has been getting j ready for the wedding day. ! Miss Axtell is reported to have ; changed her mind a few days ago and ; jiotifled Mr. Bixby. He called at her rooming- house, which Is said to have been on Texas avenue, but she had j left there and has not been heard from. BY "NIGHT RIPER" TACTICS. Stevens County Citizens Charged With Running Out Negroes. Kansas City, Kan., Jan. 18. Bight men of Stevens county, Kan., who are charged of ridding their community of Major Stokes, an old negro, and his niece, Lillian Stokes.. by "night riders" " tactics, have been indicted by a. special grand jury in the United States district court. They are charged with intimidating the negroes and de WE HAVE JUST OPENED AN UPTOWN OFFICE At 109 West Seventh Street Knights and Ladies of Security Building. Bundles left there by 8 A. M. will be returned same evening or be delivered elsewhere next day. Office Open 7a.rn.to8p. m. LAUNDERING, CLEANING, DYEING, PRESSING Topeka Laundry Co. MAIN OFFICE AND WORKS Coth Phones 153 2d & Quincy priving them of their rights under the constitution of the United States, an offense for which there- Is. under the federal statutes, a maximum fine of $5,000 or ten years' imprisonment. No arrests have vet been made. Major Stokes, an ex-slave and his niece, were members of a little colony of negroes, who were homesteading farms near Husoton. H. J. Bone, United States district attorney, said that this anti-nee-ro movement, started in Texas and Oklahoma, was carried into southern Kansas. This is the only case, however, that has come to the notice of the government. K. U. MOVES UP A STEP. Lawrence School Admitted to Anieri can Universities' Association. Lawrence. TCan.. Jan. 18. Chancel lor Frank Strong has received word that the University of .Kansas was aa mitted to the Association of American Universities at its annual meeting at Ithaca, N. Y. The action was taken as a means of recognizing the stand ards of the work done in the Kansas school. The association is an organization of the leading universities ana colleges of the country, and is dominated large ly by the eastern schools. The State universities of Kansas. Nebraska and Missouri are now members. SELLS HIS LAND FOR $100,000. John Mason of Barton Gets $80.65 Per Acre for 1,210 Acres. Great Bend. Kan., Jan. 18. John Mason, a farmer living south of Great Bend, has sold his Startora county land, receiving in cash therefor $100, 000. He still owns several thousand acres in Old Mexico and may conclude to again engage in farming as a pastime. The amount of cash Mason received for his lands here represents only partly what he has made since locating in this vicinity some twenty- two or twenty-tnree years ago. A Mistaken Statement. Alma, Kan., Jan. 18. To the Editor of the State Journal: In regard to the letter published in the Alma Enterprise two weeks ago from George Geriach to Miss Ingle Anderson, we wish to say. mat ai though the letter was genuine, the contents referring to the trouble men tioned between our motner ana tne boys are an absolute falsehood. George left home on his own accord after being begged by his mother to remain at home. Mother has always treated us with kindness and given us as good a home as any one could wish for. FRED (IKKLALti, GUS GERLACH. Death of J. M. Sneer. Ltbo. Kan.. Jan. 18. J. M. Speer, one of the early settlers of Lebo and for twenty years owner of the Speer hotel, died Saturday evening at tne home of his daughter. Mrs. Alager, at Burlingame, where he was spending the winter. Mr. Speer suffered a stroke of paralysis about a month ago which caused his death. He was about 75 years old. The remains will be brought here for burial. Kills Wolf With His Fists. Leavenworth. Jan. 18. Private Henry Klein, troop 1, Thirteenth cavalry, was at tacked bv a. srrev timber wolf on the out skirts of the rost and unarmed in a coin- hat with tne neasi, kuko it witn nis fists and returned to the post bearing his tronhv. Klein suffered but a few scratch es iroin nis sirenuuus rApt'in'iiL-f. MO. PACIFIC WRECK. In a Collision Near Coffcyville Twenty- Three Persons Were Injured. Cofteyville, Kan.,-Jan. 18. Misseurl Pacific passenger train 103, due here at 6:15 a. m. from Kansas City, col lided headon two miles west of this city Sunday morning with a north bound freight. No one was killed, but twenty-three persons were injured. some severely. The injured: Mrs. P. S. Powell of Nowata, Okla.; may die, several of her ribs were broken and she is possibly injured in ternally. R. B. Craig, passenger engineer: slightly scalded- Mrs. A. B. Guy, ueerlng, Kan., nose broken and bruised. Mrs. N. E. Watson, Independence, Kan., bruised about head and chest. George Schmidt, news agent, Kansas City; nose broken and badly bruised. P. T .Hamilton, Hiawatha, Kansas, nose broken. L. L. Bogue, Greenwich, Kan., neck severely sprained and bruised about the back. P. S. Powell. Nowata. Okla.. broken ribs, cuts and bruises. William F. Kealey and wife, each severely cut and bruised. The other injured were more or less bruised and cut but not seriously. The wreck occurred just after the passenger had rounded the bend. The freight crew left here with the inten tion of making Deering before the pas seni..r left there. The engines were completely, telescoped and several cars of the freight were demolished. The passenger coaches remained on the tracks. LAMBERT'S FUNERAL Body of the Late Eniorla Lawyer Interred at Emporia. Kmnoiia. Kan.. Jan. 18. The funeral services of the late I. E. Lambert, who lost his life in the Topeka Copeland hotel fire, were held from the home here Sun day afternoon. Rev. W. A. Parker of the First Christian church conducted the ser vices and was assisted ty Rev. J. H. J. Rice of the First Congregational church. The funeral was one of the most largely attended ever held here. The Elks at tended in a body, as did the A. O. U. W. and the Lyon County Bar association. Many lawyers and prominent people were here from all over the state. The active pallbearers were V. A. White, O. W. Way, W. L. Huggins, Harard Dunlap, Charles Cleaver and C. A. Stannard. The honorary pallbearers were chosen from the Elks. A. O. I. W., and the bar association. Intermemnt was made at Maplewood cemetery. SIX GARAGES BURN. Fire IK'Stroys 318 Automobiles Valued at $750,000. Boston, Jan. 18. The most exten sive automobile storage and repair plant in the city has burned, destroy ing 348 automobiles valued at $750, 000. The fire spread to the old train shed of the Park Square railroad sta tion, foremrly used as the terminal of the Providence division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad, and destroyed the bicycle track and a large pavilion used for exhibition pur poses. The damage to the building will bring . the total loss to about $800,000. There were six garages In the storage station. To Cure a Cold In One Pay Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. Druggists refund money if it fails to cure. E. W. Grove's signature is on each box. 2So RAILROADOWNERS The Holders of the Shares of the Principal Roads. Commerce Commission's Inves tigation of Stockholders. ARE MANY SURPRISES. Harriman Seems to Be the Largest Individual Magnate. Other Items of Interest in Kail way Circles. New Tork, Jan. 18. A Washington dispatch to the New Tork Times pre sents the names of the ten largest holders of securities in 74 of the most widely known railroads of the United States. . The lists are compiled from the annual reports just sent to the in terstate commerce commission. More than 725 railroads reported. This is the first time such a call has been made by the commission. The purpose is to enable the body to iden tify the keystone of the railroad cir cle. The real power in the railroad world is expected to be disclosed and the commission Is to determine positively BROTHERIIOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS $1,000,000 HOME. 1 ill iWSf IPtilPS W 1I & to- i rr rr? iv-i h k TLi & 4 fSr-' frtrx ft.-TTi rr?V 5 f til j tt In March, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers will begin the construction in Cleveland of a huge 12 -story office building and union headquarters, representing the expenditure of $1,000,000. The building will be the biggest in the country owned by . labor or ganization. Designed along the lines of the Railway Exchange building at Chicago, it will have 161,000 feet of rentable floor srace. The site, one of the most valuable pieces of land in Cleveland, is in the center of the city at St. Clair avenue and Ontario street. - On the first floor will be a great auditorium for convention purposes. Knox & Elliott are the architects. whether it is Harriman, Morgan, Hill or Gould. So far as the examination conducted by the New Tork Times goes, E. H. Harriman is the man for whom the commission has been look- ng. He holds practically all the Ore gon Short Line and a vast majority of the Southern Pacific. He outholds J. Hill in Great Northern and is a sub stantial holder in Northern Pacific, the other great Hill road. The Harriman Holdings. He has interests in several other systems and his hand is shown in the control of some of the Vanderbilt roads. In the Oregon Short Line, for instance, Harriman holds common stock to the par value of almost 27lAs million dol lars. In Southern Pacific his holdings are 75 millions common and 30 mil lions preferred. In Union Pacific he holds lOVa millions common and 52 mil lions preferred. The Harriman system of control is shown by a note submit ted with the list of the ten largest shareholders of the Southern Pacific,. The note says that all the 1.056,9o8 shares in that company held in the name of Mr. Harriman; 111,430 of the shares appearing in the name of Kuhn, Loeb & Co.; 9,600 shares in the name of S. Siegnian and 15.700 in the name of E. S. Stelnam are owned in fact by the Orgeon Short Line. A note filed by the Oregon Short Line says that besides the shares in the name of Mr. Harriman there is only one other block of about 1,000 shares, all the remainder of the stock being held by individuals in one share, lots. Another note says that in addition to this ownership of the Southern Pacfic the Oregon Short Line owns 99.58 per cent of the Oregon Railroad & Navigation company. Rockefeller's Name Absent. In addition to his holdings in the roads belonging to the Harriman sys tem proper some interesting facts con cerning Mr. Harriman's railroad activi ties are shown. For instance, despite all the rumpus there was over control of the Illinois Central, the long drawn out fight which ended in a victory for Harriman, he is shown to hold only $1,413,000 of the common stock and no preferred. Stuyvesant 'ish, his spec tacular opponent in that fight, is not down on the list of the first ten share holders. In the Great Northern Harri man holds $6,777,300; more than three times as much as J. J. Hill. In North ern Pacific Harriman holds $2,280,000, but here he Is far behind Mr. Hill. Another curious revelation from - the $1000.00 Given for any substance lunoua to health found in food letulting the I of Calumet Baking mM m m i r " t i ,trovaer lists is the fact that the name of John JJ. ttockefeller does- not aimear any. where as a large holder of railroad stocks. Whether all his railroad in vestments are in bonds or whether he has -none is left to conjecture. Nor does the name of H. H. Rogers appear as a large nomer or voting securities. xei air. sogers has been wildlv credi ted with being a great holder of rail road stocks. Other absentees from the lists are James Stillman. so lone head of the National City bank, and Speyer at vo. or xsew acork. Insurance Companies Interested. Several of the big New Tork life insurance companies appear at inter vas. The Mutual Life is interested in the greatest number of roads. J. P. Morgan appears only occasionally and never tor a very large amount, in American and Adams Express com panies are shown to have large hold ings in some roads and there is dis closed a great deal of control by one road over another or over several others, especially in the cases of the Pennsylvania and New Tork Central systems. Mary C. Thaw of Pittsburg, mother of Harry K. Thaw, figures as one of the largest holders of common stock of the Grand Rapids & Indiana rail road. She owns 770 shares of a par value of $77,000. There is no evidence in -these lists of any Harriman interest in any of the Gould roads. He is not shown either in the Santa Fe. but Kuhn. Loeb & Co. appear there with holdings of almost 10 million dollars. A Dutch syndicate with a long name is the heaviest holder of Santa Fe. Harrl man's holdings in New Tork Central are less than 15,000 shaires. The reports disclose the apparent prominence in various railroad sys tems of a number of men not Hereto fore prominent. The names of Sieg- TO HAVE NEW man, Steinman and others occur sev eral times and usually for substan tial holdings. The most surprising is the name of H. M. Walker, who is shown a.s the largest holder of Den ver & Rio Grande with 140,000 shares in his- name. Walker's name occurs in several other lists also. Among the stockholders shown are these: Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, Mr. Hughitt as president; Chicago & Northwestern. F. W; Vanderbilt, Wil liam H. Moore, I). G. Reid, Marshall Field, Mary Leiter; Missouri, Kansas & Texas Netherlands company, Eng lish association of Railroad Bond and Shareholders; Raphael & Son, Lon don; St. Louis & San Francisco, B. P. Chaney, Boston, James Campbell. St. Louis; Chicago & Alton, Central Trust company of New Tork, (103,431 com mon and 64,800 preferred) as trustees for Toledo, St. Louis & Western, Un ion Pacific railroad (103,431 com mon). Chicago. Burlington and Quin cy: Standard Trust company of New Tork, trustee (107.613,050 common) Morton H. Miles of New Tork, Chas, W. Harkness of New Tork. WOULD LOSE JAP TRADE. Japanese Consul Sounds Warning ' Against Rate Advance. Chicago, Jan. IS. A warning that the advance of railroad rates would mean the total loss of the Japanese trade of the United States was sounded by K. Matsubara, imperial Japanese consul in Chicago, at luncheon given by the trade extension committee of the Chicago Advertising association. The representative of the mikado declared that even now pre parations were being made to with draw Japanese steamers from the trade with America. "The proposed advance, if carried out, means a loss of 7.12 per cent of your total exports," said the consul "The amount of Oriental trade which you will lose will be more thain your total export trade with France and a little less than you enjoy with Canada. SAXTA 1TE IS HXED. Road Violated Federal Safety Ap pliance Act. Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 18.- The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Rail way company was found guilty by a lury in tne united States court in Kansas City, Kan., of violating the federal law that requires safety appliances on cars. It was finad $100 The case was based on a defective coupling on a car sent out from Em poria. The action was brought bv the Interstate Commerce commission on the evidence obtained by inspectors. An application for a new trial was filed. Paying for Iroquois Victims. Chicago, Jan. 18. After five years of litigation, settlements have been made in the cases of thirty of the deaths caused by the Iroquois theater fire. It is stated that $750 a case is to be paid. WANTED Limited number of State Journals dated Dec. 14th, 1908. Be. each at Journal office. KANSASJL00DS,!( The President Takes Action Be-1 garding Obstructions in the Kaw Biver Causing Floods. CHANNELS RESTORED. District Attorney H. J. Bone to Begin Suits. Reconstruct Bridges, Cut Away Made Land. Washington. Jan isTt. fn t h! Cd StateS has take hand in the Kaw channel controvert. a result of the scwi r ,ro 11 j': . " -".a. its erro- TB LDoard assistance in Its efforts for the removal v,. deti J? FlVer- Mr" Koortv.lt has directed the attorney general to have cot; I, M 8galnst a11 Pena and corporations responsible fn- ti,. k structiona within the corporate limits vj. Kansas city, Kan. Going After EncroachmentD Attorney General Bonanart. tv,,. QfT "W, rUCt H" J' Bone- United States district attornev fni- v.. district, to institute three suits. The defendants will be at least twelve cor porations sustaining bridges; every packing house and other corporation that has been encroaching on the chan nel of the river, and several Individ- President Roosevelt took atinn .i r an investigation bv th HonDr,n.n. r.r Justice. The river conditions at Kan sas City Kan., were brought to his at tention by the drainage board early in December. At that time w w nn. iels. president and FreH M.vn t v Meyers and G. A. Woodcock, members of the board, came to Washington and submitted the facts to Mr. Roosevelt. They were especially anxious that the government intervene in the litigation resulting in the decree by Judge Pol lock to which the board oblecteri. To set aside this decree the board took an appeal to tne circuit court for the Eighth judicial circuit, where it is now pending. The decision on this appeal will have no effect on the move insti tuted at the president's direction. Bridges Must Be Rebuilt. The.president referred the members to the attorney general. After a confer ence Mr. Bonaparte placed the matter in the hands of Andrew A. Richards of Wellington. Kan., assistant to the attorney general. At his suggestion the board, through its attorney, L. W. Keplinger of Kansas City, Kan., sub mitted a detailed statement of the is sues before the court and facts regard ing the obstructions in the river. This statement was the basis for an investi gation. Mr. Richards submitted his re. port to the attorney general a few days ago. Mr. Bonaparte approved It and sent it to the White House. The reply of the president was promptly received. In his report Mr. Richards submitted four recommendations: First That the war department com pel the removal of all obstructions in the river within its jurisdiction. Second That the government com pel twelve corporations to reconstruct their bridges according to plans to be approved by the secretary of war. Third That suits be started against all who have encroached upon the channel by filling from banks, this for the purpose of restoring the river to its original limits. Fourth That harbor lines be estab lished under the direction of the war department, beyond which piers, wharves or other obstructions cannot be built. Elevate Twelve Bridges. In connection with the recommendation regarding the reconstruction of the bridges. Mr. Richards quoted from the report of the board of army engineers June 30. 1904. In this report the board went fully into the damage caused by the floods of 1903. It stated that much of this damage was due to the bridges and recommended that the bridge companies be compelled to raise them. loiter a suit to compel several of the companies to do tnis was started. One of these suits against the Chicago Great AVestern, whose bridge is near the mouth of the river, was dropped by order of the acting attorney general. Milton D. Purdy. Since then the bridges of the Kansas City Belt Line company, the Stock Yards com pany and the Rock Island Railroad com pany have been reconstructed, and by an order of the court the bridges of the Mis souri Pacific and the Union Pacific Rail road companies are to be reconstructed. The government now purposes to compel the other twelve companies to elevate their bridges. The understanding here is that the suits for encroachment will Involve titles to land within the harbor limits reclaimed bv the packing houses by filling and other artificial means. The extent of this encroachment was set forth by the drain age board in Its statement to the depart ment of justice. Senator Curtis' Connection. In accordance with the plan to estab lish harbor lnes. Senator Curtis, a few days ago, offered in the senate a joint resolution authorizing the secretary of war to estab'ish these lines. When he of fered this resolution Mr. Curtis made no statement with reference to its pur pose. It is believed that he offered it at the request of the chief of engineers and that its adoption will be recommended by the secretary of war. That the Kw river is a navigable stream, and consequently subject to the control and jurisdiction of the United States, has been several times legally affirmed. ' . World's Tour for John L. . New Tork, Jan. 18. John-L. Sulli van has started on a trip around the world. Sullivan left Boston, going straight to Seattle. He will begin there a tour of the Pacific slope and, that finished, will turn his face westward. He will visit the Hawaiian islands and thence set forth toward New Zealand and Australia. Then by easy stages he will follow the highways to the big cities of the Far East and pass on to Europe. Sullivan's friends in Boston have been making his appearances there this past week with his old an tagonist, Jake Kilraln, a series of re ceptions. THE RED Cross Pharmacy "A Sanitary Drug Store" Matt Weightm&n, Prop. 835 KANSAS AVENUE Rheumatism is in reality an internal inflammation a diseased condition of the blood cells which supply the nourishment and strength necessary to bus tain our bodies. Uric acid, an irritating;" inflammatory accumulation, gets into the circulation because of physical irregularities, and then instead ol nourishing and invigorating the body, the blood irritates and inflames the different nerves, tissues, muscles and joints, because of its impure, acrid condition. 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Cor. 6th and Kansas Ave. NO COMMISSIONS Leava Topeka Returnlnn L. Kansas 4:30 A.M. 7:55 0:45 J0:40 11:20 :10 10:00 11:15 5:00 A.M. 8:00 A.M. 2:10 P.M. 3:25 P.M. 7:25 P.M. 7:55 P.M. CORBETT ONLY JOKING. lias So Intention of Fighting Joluison op Any Other Stan. Philadelphia, Jan. 18. Jim Corbett admits that he was only "kidding" when he said that he would fight Jack Johnson if Jeffries decided to remain retired. "I have been so often misquoted of late," said Corbett, "that I am al most afraid to say anything. A week or so ago I made a kidding remark to the effect that if nobody else would fight Jack Johnson, I would be tempt ed to take a chance at him, because I hated to see a colored heavyweight champion. ' "Since that time It has been- passed the length and breadth of the land that I would fight Johnson unless Jef fries did, and many other such state ments as the result of being taken se riously when I was Joking. I buried my pugilistic ambitions long ago, and they were replaced by a desire to De come an actor pleasing enough to the people to win applause regardless of the memories of my days in tne ring." EN'G1ANT WANTS JOHNSON. National Sporting Club Has Several Matches in View. London. Jan. 18. Manager Betti- son of tho National Sporting club, said that he had been endeavoring to arrange fights between Jack Johnson the heavyweight champion, and other aspirants for the championship, both American and English. He could not, however, mention names until the matches had been clinched, as he would only Invite the competition of other clubs by doing so. witn tne ex ception of Johnson's fight with Sam Langford, of Boston, absolutely noth ing had been arranged, not "even the date. Fitzpatrick, the manager of John son, 'has written that he would be back in London some time in Febru arv. but Mr. Bettison did not expect him before the end of March, owing to theatrical engagements. Both Johnson and Fitzpatrick had said that they desired to make engagements with the National sporting ciud. SKCCKES A COLOIIADO CONTRACT Walter Sharp of Winfield to Build a Dion on cache Le Poudre. Winfield, Kan.. Jan. 38. Walter Sharp has closed a deal whereby he secures the contract for the erection of a concrete dam across the Cache Le Poudre river in Colorado. The dam's site is situated one hundred miles northwest of Denver, and the water conserved will be used by a party of capitalists to transform the sur rounding country, which is a desert waste, into a verdant agricultural region. Mr. Sharp -will commence work on the dam the first of March, and will com plete the construction by the first of the following August. The dam. which will be known as the Cache Le Poudre dam, will conserve the waters of a region that is characterized by frequent cloudbursts and excessive rams. Tho area of the reservoir is to be S00.- 000,000 cubic feet, while the greatest depth is 13 feet. This huge wall or water will be guarded by a solid concrete wall 300 teet long ana upwaras or io leei in height. The estimated cost of this nrolect as given by the supervising engineer is $100,- 000, and will employ the services of 300 men. IiONGBOAT CAPTURES A THIEF. Negro Was Making Off With a Stolen Coat When Indian Gave Clase. Xew York, Jan. 18. "Tom" Longboat, the Indian runner, who recently made Dorando Pietri look like a novice in the Marathon at Madison Square garden, has branched out as a thief catcher, and gave a free exhibition of sprinting on Sixth avenue and Thirty-first street, when James Smith, a negro, sped by Longboat on Sixth avenue with a stolen overcoat on his arm, pursued by a crowd crying. "Stop thief." Tom Flanagan, who was with the Indian, grasped the situation in a moment and said: "Tom. are you game? Get after that fellow." The fleet-footed Indian, without a wort, sprang forward. Foot af ter foot, yard after yard, he gained on the black man, and finally on Thirty-first street, near Broadway, he made a flying leap and bore the fugitive to the ground. A policeman subdued the negro, who was locked up in the Tenderloin station. "Tom" and his manager scurried away after the capture. Nee to Coach the Tigers. Columbia, Mo., Jan. 18. Johnny Nee, the St. Paul shortstop who came Into prominence here last fall as half back on the freshman football team. DMRlES OUT RHEUMimSM DOUBLE TRACK NO STOPS FAST TIME Depot First and Kansas Avanne. Phona 384. City A.M. A.M. M. A.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. Six Hundred Million of the people's savings are invest t ed in ijiiiiaing ana Loan Associa tions. WHY? Because: It Is the safest and most profit able method offered for saving; money. a Its funds are Invested In such a manner as to bring the largest profits with the greatest degree of security. Start a saving account with the New Tear. 4 The Capitol Building & Loan Ass'n. X 534 Kansas Avenue T - L. M. Pen well Undertaker and Embalmer 511 Quincy Street Both Ptories 192 has been appointed by the athletic management of Missouri university as a coach for the Tigers' baseball team of this year. Nee will begin hi du ties immediately in coaching the var sity in door practice. He will coach the freshman throughout the season and will assist In coaching the var sity when coach Lowman takes charge after the basket ball season. CHANCE MUST GO TO WORK. Tlio Noted Ball Player Lost Most of Hi Money in California. Los Angeles, Cal., Jan, 18. Frank Chance, the peerless leader of the world's champion Cubs, is broke. Chance had been doing fairly well with his bookmaking at the Santa An ita track until Charley Gates began his winning streak. Chance had bid for Gates' money and had been tak ing large wagera from the plunger un til Thursday, when he met his Water loo. Gates took out of his book some thing like $45,000, winning every wag er he made with Chance. Gates' los ing beta were wagered elsewhere. Gates' winning above all losses on Thursday totaled $30, 000, and Chance's book was put out of business. Chance has retired his book, but Is still-about the track. It is said he will leave for the country tomorrow, where he expects to rest up before re turning east and shape matters up for his spring practice of the worlds champion baseball team. Before go ing broke Chance purchased on orange grove here and it i believed this rep resents nia total capital. Anson Says He's Broke. Chicago. Jan. 18. "Busted." This is the financial condition of Adrian C. Anson, former baseball leader, as expressed by himself in Judge Fry's debtors' court. Mr. Anson was explaining why he could not pay a bill of till. When Doctors Bathe regularly at the National Hotel Turkish Baths, there Z. X is good cause for emulating; T their methods. Doctors ? Know tnose Jorms of health X improvement which are most beneficial to men and women. 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