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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 11, 1911. man TELLS OMnURDER Medium Converses With Maud Who Talks a Lot. GIVES KIDS HOME Agtd Kansas Pioneer Preacher Recalls Own Early Struggles. Santa Fe and Frisco Passenger Traffic Agreement. commerce commission in Washington, -or the last fiscal year: Total mileage 351,766 Locomotives 5s,!47 Passenger cars 47. Wo Freight cars 2.135,121 Employees l,6!y.4-t Wages to employees $1,143.72o.;m6 Passengers carried 971.6.VJ.1M Tons of freight carried l,Si9,9uO,101 AX EXAMPLE OF POLITENESS. r zr Twenty Years Ago Same Ar rangement Was Made. FIUSCO HAS GROWN Hundreds of Miles Added to Its Big Territory. Other Itfmsof General Interest in Traffic World. With the inauguration of the FrL-seo-Sar.ta Fe passuujjer service, effective next Sunday, November 12. etv.cen St. Louis, Memphis, Sin mingnam and Ls Angeles and San Fran'-isc . i'sto'-y re peals itself. Twenty yenrs ago the Frisco and Atchison. Topekj. & Santa Fe joined in a through service to Cali fornia l.y way of Albuquerque and Mojave, the line between those points uting known as the Atlantic & Pacific western division. Since then the Frisco 11 ileage has grown fr.nn hundred? to thousands of miles, and tha territory which ine new s rvice will penetrate has undergone the transition Irom ter ritories to states, "'The California Kx-1-ress," beginning November 12. .will leave Sc. Ljuis daiiy at 11::!0 p. the entire equipment running: solid to Way lioka. Ok. One standard drawing room sleeper and 'inc louris .-it per Ir.mi this train will be taken up by the Santa Fe and continued te Los Angeles. The Kelen cutoff of the Santa Fe will be used, which gives a new low-altitude route to California, a feature undoubt edly apDieciated by mr - who have found the eld routes tc California, via Katon and. Glorietta. with their high altitudes, disagreeable. The equipment in this new service will te modern in every particular; the ocaches of steel construction- with wide aisles, J)-, rf ect ventilation, electric lights and ele-tric fans. The sleeping ears will be equipped with dental lavatories and the Uarland ventilating system. Har vey meals will be served. NEW TELKliUAPliONE SYSTEM. A Lesson From Japan for American Railway Conductors. The Union Pacific Bulletin, just re ceived in Topeka, contains the follow ing: The following from the Youth's Companion is interesting, but must be taken with a grain of salt: When a Japanase railroad conductor comes round to examine tickets, he be gins by standing at the end of the car, takes off his cap to the honorable as sembly, bows to the ground, rubs his knees with his hands, draws his breath audibly, and delivers himself of an an nouncement in Japanese which trans lated is about as follows: "Your most honorable excellencies and most augustly deigning-to-be-pleased ones, I hope you will pardon this creature of mud for having been born into this world to ask you, most gracious and superior ones, to show jour augustly blessed tickets; after which I beg you will honorably deign to grind and crush me, who am but as a snail of the soil, beneath your kindly sandals." The passengers, ceasing for a mo ment from their rice and chop-sticks, bow orofoundly in return, rub their krKes with their hands, suck in their breaths with the peculiar whistling sound which is the special expression of a Japanese greeting, fumble among their loose layers of clothes, and ulti mately produce their honorable tickets. After this there is more bowing on both sides, and the conductor, still bowing, vanishes. PROUD OF HiS RECORD. Slain by Husband Eight Tears Ago, Spirit Declares. KILLED IN OLD CAVE Even 31 tish roams Will Not Grow on "Grave." j Dead Woman's Home Formeriy at Cameron, Mo. years is in Prisoner Confesses to Forty Burglaries in Kansas City. C'liirajio CJreat A estern Equips Trains Willi Latest novices. Clarion, la., Nov. 11. The division of the Chicago Great Western railroad. Council Bluffs to Clarion, has been equipped with the system known as the telegraphone. Every passenger car and every freight caboose used on the r ad contains an instrument which re sembles a telephone. Like instruments are placed in the station buildings here and at Council Bluffs, Fort Dodge, Carroll and Harlan. If the crew of a train finds it necessary to communi cate with any of these points they ct;p the train anywhere Then it tele scope rod arrangement is carried to tiie telegraph wires, the other end of tre wire being attached to the instru ment in the car. and the conductor can sit eown and ring up the nearest sta tion containing one of the instruments anil carry on conversation with the same ease that oe converses over the ordinary telephone in the city. The rew mtthod is quick and said to be re liable. Its use in the case of wrecks between stations in calling for the wrecker or in carrying any message teqi.iied because of trouble is practi cally numberless. The system has been tried on this division under vari ous conditions and circumstances and Is said to have stood the test. BIG AMERICAN" MILEAGE. Railroads in This Country Operate S3 1,706 Miles. The magnitude and importance of American railroads is shown by the fol lowing figures, compiled by the interstate Kansas Citv. Mo., Nov. 11. W. P. Thompson. -1 years old, is under ar rcs' here after having confessed to the I oiioe that he'had committed nearly forty burglaries in Kansas City in the Ui3t" three weeks. He also admitted thai he had committed burglaries in ether cities in the West, and that he nES an escaped convict from the state prison at Walla Walla. Wash. He told his history of crime with re markable calmness and in the words of a skrlled story teller. He said that for two years he yvas a medical stu dent in a college in California. He was leading a riotous life and after a "linie student affair" he left school and went to Salt Lake City, yvhere he corn mated his first crime. Among other cities in which he said he "worked" were Butte, Mont., and Denver. KAISER SCOLDS HIM. Gorman Emperor Reprimands Croyvn ' Prince lor His Conduct. Berlin, Nov. 11. A public and semi olfieial rebuke has been administered to Crown Prince Frederick William through an inspired telegram from Berlin published in the Cologne Ga zette today, and yvhich fully confirms the report that Emperor William rep rimanded his son for having openly demonstrated his approval of the at tacks on the government Moroccan policy and the bellicose utterances in the reichstag Thursday. Notice, Toltec Kite. The members of Topeka Camp No. 1. Ancient Toltec Rite, are requested to attend memorial services for our late sister, Emma French, Sunday at 2:30 p. m.. at the M. E. church, corner of Seventh and Lime streets. L. M. Penwell, K. C. ; Cora W. Welch, Secretary. Leavenworth, Kan.. Nov. "I was killed by my husband eight years ago and buried in the cave in Rieger's grove. My given name is Maud and T 1 .. 4. uaii; a jiiue girj why was 7 old when I died. Our home Cameron. Mo." Thcmas Wallace, a spiritualist, who camped out in Rieger's grove at Tenth and Cherokee streets, supposedly look ing for shale and, incidentally gold, was conlucting a seance. He went into a trance and the above words are the ones which were spoken by him while m this comatose state, as he claimed through the spirit of the dead woman, "Maud." At the seance, that night, were Wal lace. Mrs. Livingston, also a spiritual ist, who kept - tent" tor Wallace when he camped out, and Miss Martha Owens and her brother, Pete Owens. Mushrooms Do Not Grow. Wallace told P. D. Richey of this city, of the incident and pointed out to Mr. Richey the exact spot where the grave is sac i to be located. Last win ter. Richey had used the cave to raise mushrooms, utilizing practically every inch of space in bcth the cave proper and the laige ell. He had noticed one particular spot in the cave where the mushrooms did not yield. This spot was after'.vard pointed ou: to him bv Wallace as the grave of "Maud." Miss Owens, at whose home, yvhich is near the grove, the seance was held, is not a firm believer in spiritualism. But ou the evening that this spirit is said to have come through the inlkience of Wallace, she and her brother sat at the table over which the spiritualist pre si tied. "However, through Wallace, the voice said that she had been murdered, but 1 am not sure that she claimed the 1 murdertr to be her husband," Miss Owens jaid. "She said that he was the father of her child, but pie ided yvith us that, iC any investigation should be made, he should not be prosecuted." Story Not Verified. Mr. Richey. in telling of the incident, described the location of the grave. Wallace lived out in the grove for about threj months, claiming he was trying to find shale. Many of the peo ple living :n '.hat neighborhood think he was of the opirion that gold was there. He said tru-t he would come uack to the city soon and probably an other trance will bring forth more light on the subject. If some woman really disappeared from Cameron. Mo., either married or unmarried, and nothing has since been heard from her, there is a possibility that a. clue to this murder mystery may be found through spiritualism and that doetine given a mighty shove upward. Left Without Parents He Re alizes Hardships of Orphans. CARRIES OUT PLAN Leaves 20,000 to Establish Refuge for Children. His Daughter May Make Quick Action Passible. Frankfort, Kan., Nov. 11. Franjc lort is to have an orphans' home that "is to be controlled, managed and su pervised hj a board cf trustees of the Methodist Deaconness association of the Methodist Episcopal church." A bequest of land and ether properties valued at from $15,000 to $20,000 has been donated with wh'.ch Jo start the work. The place wi 1 bo called the "Hopkins Orphanage," according to the terms of the donation. The above was made public when the wil' of nev. Samuel M. Hopkins was probated. Rev. Hopkins died in Frankfort on November 3, and was buried here Sunday. The property be queathed consists of his beautiful home knoivn as "Woodlawn," and four other residence properties in this city and lids in Arkansas, Colorado and Ok ONE MORE TO BANKERS' COLONY Jacob W. Iliil Begins Sentence for Violating Banking Layvs. Leavenworth, Kan., Nov. 11. Jacob W. Hill of Pittsburg, Pa., has entered the federal prison here to serve a five year sentence for violating the nation al banking laws. The bankers' colony in the prison now numbers twenty four men. f. : i rf" zr -s - - r : icr1 . 1 I ' v ''X " -1, - r it - 1 " I c4 f - - j if . r. lahoma. In the property his only liv ing child, Mrs. Jessie L. Jones, is given a life interest. Came to Kansas in 1870. Mr. Hopkins has been a member of the Kansas M. E. church conference since 1870. He organized the church this city, holding the first services in the waiting room of what was then the Missouri Pacific depot. He was a church builder wherever he went. In 1S71 he was sent to Holton; in 1872 and 1 873 he was at Auburn, near To peka; the next two years at Clinton, near Lawrence. He was then located successively at Robinson, Wetmore in which circuit he built two churches, at c-reenleaf and Clifton, his last: per manent charge, in 1886. Rev Hopkins was born in the state of New York In 1829 and began preaching in 18 51. He was the last of ten children to leave this world. He was left fatherless when but a little child, and the establishment of a home for children has lone been his hope, as he personally knew the need for such a place. naugliter Will Sell Out. Mrs. Jones, who has a life interest in the property, is willing to surrender any rights she has for an annuity, so that the property may be immediately available for the purpose the testator designed, should the deaconness asso ciation deem such a course the best. The husband cf Mrs. Jones is a minis ter. She has been appointed as execu trix of the estate, and appraisers for the property have been selected. BIG HERINGTON FIRE. "&: vs. ji 9 f 3 r 1 ti u y AT Lawrence Saturday, November 18 Specia! Accommodations will be provided by the Santa Fe for those who may go. Extra coaches on No. 114 to Lawrence and on the Plug from Lawrence to Topeka. Train will leave Topeka at 1 :25 p. m. sharp, and arrive Lawrence 2:22 p. m. Game called at 3 p. m. Special street cars from Santa Fe depot at Lawrence to the field. v An "On Time' Service Get your railroad tickets early. No extra charge for the special facilities provided. T. L. KING, City Passenger Agent Entire Business Section Endangered When Hayvley Lumber Yards Burn. Herington, Kan., Nov, 11. A strong south wind blowing the flames and burning embers away from the busi ness section of the city was all that saved Herington from total destruction by fire early this morning. Fire nhat started in the lumber yards of the Havvley Lumber company raged for ten hours in the north end of the busi ness district of town. The largest loss fell upon W. N. Hayvley. It is esti mated that it will take nearly $50,000 to cover the losses. The fire started, in the lumber yard from an unknown cause about 11 ' o'clock last night. When discovered j it yvas burning fiercely in the lathe j sheds. A gale from the south spread i the flames over the yards and a call yvas sent to the Rock Island shop de i partment. Eight Blaze All Night. j All night and at 9 o'clock this morn ing five streams of water were played on the fire. It was under control at 10 o'clock. Several buildings nearby, including the federal building, the Sa voy hotel and the Badger Lumber yards yvere in danger and were saved only through the vigilant watch of the firemen Several times they were afire. If the wind had been from the north. nothing could have saved the city. The Hayvley lumber yards are just north of the main business section. The fire department did excellent work and the pressure could not have been better. BLOWS OUT A SHAKE. u NCERTAIN weath er makes home washing a drudge and a trial in the work and the unnecessary mussing up of your home. Send all the clothes to this laundry, where they'll be washed clean and sanitarily and without injury dried in clean modern dry rooms and all the flat pieces ironed. The charge is nominal and the service is calculated to be so thoroughly satisfying as to make you a permanent customer. Call for a wagon. Laundry Co. Topeka Phones 1 S 3 There's a better Train to OKLAHOMA and TEXAS A train with electric lighted drawing-room Pullmans, steel coaches, cafe observation and perfect comfort. It runs daily. via Rock Island Lines i i and provides fne real luxuries of up-to-date travel over a roadbed which insures a restful journey, "The Fire -Fly" Lv. Kansas City Lv. Topeka Lv. Wichita Ar. El Reno Ar. Oklahoma City Ar. Amarillo Ar. Ft. W orth Ar. Dallas 8:25 p.m. 10:13 p.m. 3:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m. 8:10 a.m. 4:13 p.m. 2:13 p. m. 3:33 p. m. Br P j ci-ir. Ra. , Jr T l The Electric Lighted Sleeper for Oklahetmt City gets you there at just the light time, ready for business. C E. BASCOM, C P. A. Both Phone 384 Topeka, Kan. I pvn prj 4 tWV'WO 'y9-,wvjm1 k-".ll"Wll-;'L'.-" 9 ' vm WM.U'J1 WJII.iUWW.. x. JI .VK-i'ti i .,.m in warn : I I 7 ' . M-, j..-.--. y.,-jmffr-4As-. ....... ... .-..4...,, f l.:4 r.i s-- b- -- M Tr Kansas City , Rt. Dynamite Reveals a Serpent 200,000 Years Old. The Corner Room of the Morehouse R. H. Morehouse, watch inspector for the Santa Fe, has moved his othees and jewelry store from 510 Fast Fourth street to the splendid new storehouse block opposite the Santa Fe depot yvhere a niee large airy store room has been equipped and furnished especially for fhe different departments of the Morehouse jeyvehy establishment. About nme years ago, this wisp of a man Morehouse came up here from Bill" White's town. He came with a pretty thorough knowledge of yvatches and the "know how" to keep them working from sun til sun. every day the year 'round. He also had gradua ted from optical schools and understood the practical as well as the scientific side of helping people to see things as they shculd. So yvhen thousands of railroad men, each using some form of a timepiece, needed a particular, cartful man to regulate their watches, Mr. Morehouse came, as' bt fore mentioned, from Em poria, located as conveniently to the railroad shops depot and y ards as pos sible. His ambition has been to keen tab on thcte tickers right up to the Business Block Shoyy ing Neyv Location Watch Inspector. minute, and he has: to build up a jew elry trade of reliable, credible value, and he has; to develop a business yvhich would necessitate more room and better equipment, and he has: to establish a bright, clean spot on Holliday Place riiht yvhere visitors to Topeka get their first vit yv and impression of Topeka and home folks obtain their last. Well, Morehouse has had his way right straight through, probably because he is on the right track. "We are beginning business here yvith practically everything neyv." said Mr. Morehouse today. "Our repair department has neyv and better equip ment, our optical room is being ar ranged and fitted out yvith the latest and best apparatus and in the store proper, every case and cabinet is neyv and much of the stock has never been displayed before." In this new place Mr. Morehouse has plenty of light and -oom for ad vantageous yvork and service. The store is yyell lighted, while the plate glass front offers a favorable display of goods. A room is set aside for pho- of 1 1. M. Morehouse, the Santa Fe nographs and records and a special space yvith a graduate opticion in charge is devoted alone to optical de partment and is ready to render relief to eye sufferers, yvhile the work shop or repair department in the rear is light and airy and thoroughly equipped for efficient service. An advantageous feature of the Morehouse location is that Washburn cars stop in front of his store and bring people there from all parts of the city on their way to their employ ment or to outgoing trains. The im provement, wrought by the erection of a tine business building, the location i of an up-to-date jewelry establishment in its most convenient and conspicuous , store room, the hanging ot artistic signs, the arrangement of high win dows of golden goods, is good to look upon. In the evening when the elec tric lights are switched on in the store, yvhen a strong 500 candle power gas arc light throws a brilliancy over the entire setting, the effect is a credit to the little man Morehouse and a splendid realization of his ambition, Kansas City, Nov. 11. A prehistoric serpent has been unearthed here by a blast of dynamite on the site of the neyv union station. The serpent is five feet long, looks like slate and weighs more than forty pounds. It has a wide flat tail but a head like an ordi nary modern snake. It is believed to be close to 200,000 years old, its rest ing place being in solid rock. It will be presented to a local museum. PLAY CHARITY BASEBALL. East andi West Matched in Game at San Antonio. Auburn, N. Y.. Nov. 11. Secretary John Farrell of the National Associa tion of Professional Baseball leagues, today said a great intersectional base ball game between the east and west, Growing Children : Need the very best food obtainable There's none better than Nuts There's a Reason" Grap it, IPIBALLILLI ASK YOUH GROCER Faat Tim No Stopi Doubla Tra'i Lv. Topeka 4:10 A.M 5:43 A.M. 7:4(1 A.M. 2:25 F.M. :2 P.M. 7:55 P.M. 6:15 P.M. 11:S5 P.M. Lv. K.C. 7:55 A.M. 10:10 A.M. 10:40 A.M. 11:00 A.M. 6:10 P.M. 8:25 P.M. 11:00 T.M USE m Bock Island NEXT TIM: N'erer too Busy to Aniwer Quetioni it-is p!m! Phones 384 C E. Bascom, City Pass. At. lion, a wi... mm. u iri unm . i ..in urn iiwu. f - - ,t nil mmi i tmmm iiikii. I to be played as the feature of the an nual meeting at San Antonio, Te.as, on November 18, had attracted such notice in the south that New Orleans and other cities have asked that the championship game be extended into a series with games in the principal gulf cities. It is probable that a series, the proceeds to go to charity, will be arranged. STAHL OWNS BOSTON STOCK. Ban Jolmson's Former Secretary Oyvns Interest in Red Sox. Boston, Nov. 11. The names of new stockholders in the half interest of the Boston American league club, secured last season by McRoy and McAleer, were announced. They are C. H. Ran dall, Garland Stahl. H. W. Mahan and Robert McRoy, formerly Ban John son's secretary in the Amerj"an league office. all of Chicago, and James R. McAleer, who last season yvas the manager of the Washington American league team. Knicker He called her the light of his life. Bocker Now he wants the gas rebate. 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