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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATE JOURNAL FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 10 1913-
RAILROAD NEWS Wells; Fargo to , Compete .With Parcel Post. .steeT. A half million dollars will be 'spent in" the -one item of steel rails. -In the building of sidetracks, team tracks and passing tracks at various points in the state, for the -widening of embankments and the improve- merit of drainage conditions there will ibe an estimated outlay of $100,000. New bridges, trestles and culverts will cost $77,000. Water and fuel stations will cost $70,000 and $195,000 will be !put into stations, depots, new section houses and in the reconstruction of present structures along the line. , New interlocking plants, electric, block signals, signal towers and other modern designs will be installed at a. TOMORROW'S SPECIAL STOCK REDUCING SALE CONTINUES AT PAXTON'S t - . ' -'''. i Exceptional Values to Reduce All Stocks It's the custom of this store never txv carry goods from one season to another and now reduce prices on all winter mer chandise that will be very much to your ad vantage for savings GOOD USED PIANO Express Will Adopt Similar Kates and Seryiee. OTHER COMPANIES FOLLOW National in Scope Will Be Pro posed Reduction. cost of more than $200,000. Addi tional telegraph and telephone lines will- cost $27,000. Reduction of grades and the double tracking of several congested sections will add an other $130,000 to the total expense. $76 This is a good upright piano we received in trade on a Hobart M. Cable Play er Piano. We are over stocked on used pianos, having taken a number in trade on player pianos, thus this low price. This piano is full sized, in an oak case and in good condition. Our money-back guarantee goes with this instrument. We wish to sell this piano to morrow and it will be shown you with pleasure. TERMS $5 Cash, $5 per Month Vac Other Items of Interest In the Traffic World. Climate Failed: Medicine Effective It has been absolutely shown that rest, fresh air and good food do help many persons suffering from Tuberculosis. But it must be admitted that the disease is seldom more than "arrested." Something more is needed. Eckman's Alterative is a medicine made for the treatment of Tuberculosis. It has conquered this disease again and aga;. . Often these benefits have been effecteo where the surroundings were not ideal yet recoveries resulted. Now we argue that Eckman's Alterative should be usee in every case of Tuberculosis, in addition to good nourishing food and fresh air. which we all need. A remarkable case follows: Weldon. nl. "Gentlemen: Through Eckman's Altera tive I have been saved from a prematuie grave. On December 14. 1904. I was taken with Typhoid Pneumonia. My lungs be came very much affected: my sputum was examined and Tuberuclosis Bacilli were found. On February . 1905, I was ai vtsed to go to Fort Worth. Texas. Whilr there an abscess in my right lung bro.ee and discharged. I grew worse, and became very much emaciated. My physician in formed me that 1 must go to' Colorado as quickly as possible. I left Texas. June 1 and arrived in Canon City. June 3, very feeble. After being there' two weeks, "my physician informed me that my case was hopeless. Three weeks later I returned home, weighing 103 pounds, the doctor having given me no assurance of reach ing there alive. "On July 14. 19(6. I began taking Eck man's wonderful remedy for Consump tion. Today I weigh 158 pounds. I am stout and well and can do any kind oi work about my grain elevator. I have not an ache nor pain in my lungs, eat well, sleep well, and never felt better.' (Sworn affidavit) ARTHUR W iCHU Eckman's Alterative is effective in Bronchitis Asthma, Hay Fever; Throat and Lung Troubles, and in upbuilding the system. Does not contain poisons, opiates or habit-forming drugs. For sale by Ge .. W. Stansfield. 632 Kansas ave.. and other leading druggists. Ask for booklet telllti.' of recoveries, and write to Eckman Labo ratory. Philadelphia, Pa., for additional evidence. Hovre Buys Democrat, Abilene, Kan., Jan. 10. The Abilene Democrat was purchased by Senator elect J. WV Howe and consolidated with his paper, the News. It is owned by J. E. Wallace, a farmer, who ran independently for representative last fall but was defeated. Kan TTranrisco. Cal.. Jan. 10. Direct competition, national in scope, between the Wells Fargo Express company .m l the parcel post will go into effect as soon as plans which the company has been maturing for four years can be set afoot.- This statement, was made here by C. R. Graham, traffic manager of the company, at a hearing before the state railroad commission. We are- in constant communication with the other express companies," said Mr. Graham, "and, although they have not yet signified to us their final de cision, we hope they will fall into line." competition, would extend to both rates and ser vices, with special regard to eggs, but ter poultry and other perishable food- i j0ii,.rc.l direct from stuns, . r. . j , nnsicrTi. thus eliminating ,v, mlrlillptnans profits. Eleven pounds would be the maximum weight acceptable, as with the parcel Pst. Edward P. Ripley, president of the Santa Fe railroad, is expected to pre sent the railroad s side of the express rate question, now oews by the commission. "In the handling of merchandise matter on the graduate scale our rates, of course are higher than those fixed in blanket form for the different par cel post zones by the government, both for the long and short haul, Mr. Graham explained. "But in com modities tnat are perisuui: underrate this competition on the long haul, and are trying to do the same on the short haul rates. "At present very little of the food we eat and drink that is distinctly of California product goes direct to the consumers. The middle man receives it and then parcels it out. Our reve nue today for packages of 11 pounds or less is 20.55 per cent, of our total revenue and yet this business t consti tutes only 62 per cent, of the whole." GREEKS TO COME BACK SOON. Railroad laborers Nearly Through. Fighting for Their Country. Lincoln. Neb.. Jan. 10. For some . . v-. ..iimae nt Tphraska ana time me ... , ...... , . other states have employed thousands of Greek laborers during a large part of the year and found them good work- tv, T-iiu rr fnur months ago a UiQU, i 1 1 1 v- - large number left for their native land to fight the Turks ana raiiroaa uur .i-.li! whn havA chnree of construction ana other track work fear that they wijl" not return: -dn time to, be re employed in the spring when activity in .uiu linen rutins. Greeks of Lin coln who have been asked about the situation express the opinion tnat tne war will be over in a short time and mne. of tnfr soldier countrymen will return to Nebraska and the threatened famine in the labor market in k avorted. Thev estimate that from 1.200 to 1,500 Greeks, a large per cent of them employed at common la bor, have left the state and gone to Greece to fight for their country. A number of Greeks were employed at v, i- puriinfrtnn stnre house at Have- lock, but the majority of them quit Most of the Greeks of Lincoln are related to many of the men who went away. They nave re- i ceived no report of any killed yet. i V.rrV, lcit trts h n Vd trl1 tlipm that "the boys have participated In several big fights. MILEAGE BOOKS IX TEXAS. Traveling Men Responsible fop Restoration of System. Dallas. Tex., Jan. 10. Largely as a result of the persistent agitation of the commercial travelers' organiza tions, the interchangeable mileage system for traveling men has been restored by practically all of the lead ing railroads of the southwest. The basis on which the restoration " has been made is on a minimum travel of 4,000 miles, the purchaser of the book to pay a credentials fee of 1 5 with $4 refund providing all the conditions are complied with. WHERUSMEYERS Ottawan Who Figured in Dam age Suit Is Missing. Last Seen in Company With Kansas City "DetectiTe." 'Ottawa, Kan., Jan. 10. Where is F. C. Meyers? Mr. Meyers' friends are anxious to know his whereabouts, and have appealed to the state and city officers to assist in locating him. He was last heard of Monday. He should have returned to his home that evening, but did not. Mr. Meyers is an elderly German, a widower, living with the family of S. F. Gray, a tenant, just outside the city limits. He is well-to-do. He came to the city Monday with a neighbor, intending to return with him. The neighbor could not locate him when ready to go home. There is a rather peculiar develop ment. A man, said to be Meyers, was at the Missouri Pacific depot toward evening of Monday, claiming to be a detective of Kansas City; he had a stranger in custody. Both dis appeared; no one of their description, so far as can be learned, purchased tickets at either depot. A general search for Meyers has been made. but unavailingly. There are fears that he may have met with foul play. Meyers recently had a rather sen sational appearance before the public. He was sued by Kansas City parties for the amount of several checks ag gregating a considerable sum. He admitted issuing the checks, but had stopped payment, alleging that they were obtained under false representa tions. In fact, he had given them to a woman who was his promised bride, whom he later discovered to have a lawful husband. He has a damage suit against one of the parties - con cerned now pending. PITCHERS HAVE CUPID FEVER. FOR KATY BETTERMEXTS. Robbers Break Into Jail. Wichita, Kan., Jan. 10. Mrs. Mill haubt. wife of the sheriff here, has notified her husband that robbers broke into the basement of the county jail house and stole 148 quarts of fruit. - - -r "' nir?, r-- x Whenever You Are in Kansas City, Make This Store Your Down-Town Headquarters Use the Many Conveniences at Your Will L kaxsas crnr. mo. Road Plans to Spend $2,000,000 for Xew Work in Texas. It is the plan of the management of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas to make improvements in the roadbed j and in operation of the line In Texas ) during the year. Approximately more j than $2,000,000 will be expended, It I is proposed to reballast every mile of ' the main line with burnt eiay - and crushed rock. This calls for an out lay of something like $700,000. Some-" thing like 170 miles of the present, rails now in use will be repl-iced by 85-pound steel, and in many other sections lighter rails will be aban--doned for the use of the heavier IF YOUR CHILD NEEDS A PHYSIC If Cross. Feverish, Tongue Coated Give "Syrup of Figs" to (Iran the Stomach. Liver and Bowels. Look at the tongue. Mother! If coated. Is a sure sign that your little one's insides. the stomach, liver and Z0 feet of bowels are clogged up with putrifyihg waste matter 'and need a gentle, thorough cleansing at' once. When your child is listless, drooping, pale, doesn't sleep soundly or eat heart ily or is cross, irritable, feverish, stomach sour, breath bad; has stomach-ache, diarrhoea, sore throat, or is full of cold, give a- terapoonful uf Syrup of Figs, .and in a few hours ail the foul, constipated waste, undigested food and sour bile will gently move on and out of its little bowels with out nausea, griping or weakness, and you surely will have a well, happy and smiling child again shortly. With Syrup of Figs you are not drugging your children, being com posed entirely of luscious figs, senna and aromatics it cannot be harmful, besides they dearly love its delicious taste. Mothers should always keep. Syrup of Figs handy. It is the only stomach, liver and bowel cleanser and regulator needed. A little given today will save a sick child tomorrow. Full directions for children of all ages and for grown-ups plainly printed on the package. Ask your druggist for the full came, "Syrup of Figs and Elixir of Senna." prepared by the California 'Fig Syrup Co. This is the delicious tasting, genu !re old reliable. Refuse anything else offered. Adv. Russell Routt Last Member of Witches to Marry. Wichita, Kan., Jan. 10. Another Wichita pitcher has joined the list of benedicts, according to a letter re ceived by Secretary McMullan. The letter was from Russell Routt, whose work last season gave promise of mak ing him a mighty valuable member of the twirling staff of 1913. In the epistle. "Rusty" informed the ' "Sec" that he had received a wife for his best Christmas present. The new Mrs. Routt is an Omaha girl. Routt's team mates have been expecting to hear of his marriage ever since the season closed. In fact, his actions during one of the club's visits to Lincoln last summer, when he was allowed to go to Omaha for a day off, caused mem bers of the club to suspect that he already, had been married, but that! part oi it provea to De a raise alarm. He is the second of the Jobber pitchers to sign a life contract since the season closed, Ellis having beaten him to it by a month or two. "The marriage fever seems to have caught the pitchers this year," said a club official. "Last year it was the outfielders who were caught, and Ralph Craig was left as the only sin gle man in the bunch of outergarden ers. There are more pitchers, though, and we still have Thomas and Scott of the 1912 heavers who have not suc cumbed. The newly married men of last year's team included Middleton, Davis, Westerzil and Perry. So far this year Ellis and Routt are the onlv ones who have decided to work double." FACTORY IiOCATTOX IS SOUGHT. Xew Plow Making Concern Will Begin Work Soon. Chapman, Kan., Jan. 10. The Self Contained Power Plow Company, of this city, which was recently incorpor ated for $100,000 has received its char ter, and as soon as arrangements can be made, the new company will start manufacturing the plow. - . This machine is equipped with" a 40-H. P. motor and will operate two sixteen-inch bottoms at any depth up to 10 inches and will plow at a speed from three to four miles per hour. The motor can be used for other purposes where power is needed. It is not yet decided whether the plow will be built here or elsewhere. Stock Reducing Sale of Women's and Children's Ready-to-Wear Women's $12.50 and $15 Tailored Suits $7.50 -These suits are equal in style, tailoring and material you find priced at $18 and $20.00 elsewhere; all wool mixtures, cheviots and serges. Colors gTay, brown and black. Women's $5.95 Long Coats $3.95 Full length black kersey, melton and broadcloth. A few in the lot worth $6.59. This sale, choice $3.95. Women's $12.50 and $15 Coats $10.50 Made of heavy diagonal cloakings, large shawl collar, large turn back cuffs half belted back. Exclusive stores, would ask $18.00 and $20.00 for this style and quality. Your choice of the lot $10.50. , Misses' $10.50 Coats $7.50 Large shawl collar with deep turnback cuffs made of all wool fabric the best and latest models. ' Women's $1.25 Sweaters 75c plain and fancy weave, high neck or V-neck style. Colors white, gray and green. Women's $1.25 Kimonos 75c Neatly made. of fleeced material. Persian designs, full length. Flannelette Gowns 49c Neatly made of striped outing flannel; ruffle collar; braid trimmed. 98c Flannelette Gown 75c Made of good heavy weight plain white or striped material, large turn down collar or V-neck style, reduced to 75 f. Children's Panties or Skirts 10c Made of nice soft flannelette. The panties have a large ruffle, the skirts have the muslin waist. Special 10f. Furs One-Third Off All furs and fur sets at exactly One-Third off original selling price. This is your oppor tunity to buy any fur in the store at less than first cost. Knit Underwear, Hosiery, Gloves, Etc. Children's 50c Union Suits 39c Made with the high neck, long sleeve, ankle length, heavy fleeced -neatly, fin ished. - ; s- -; Children's Union Suits 19c Warm fleeced-drop seat, long sleeve ankle length ; shell stitch finish. Women's Union Suits 39c Medium- weight fleeced garment ; high neck, ankle length. '.Women's 50c Fleeced Garment 39c Separate gar ments pants and vest. Very fine velvet fleece. Set snug brand, a regular, 50c garment. Special 39. Women's 17c Fleeced Hose 10c Fast black, regular made, good weight, well fleeced. Special, per pair 10. Women's Fast Black Hose 10c Every pair guaranteed to give satisfactory wear. The best hose on the market for the price. Children's Hose 10c Heavy ribbed fast black. All sizes guaranteed to give good wear. Women's Knit Petticoats 25c to 75c In plain colors and stripes, warm, heavy weight. Priced at 25 f, 49, 75 and $1.25. Children's Toques and Caps 15c Long toques or caps, knit of yarn or mercerized material. Combination of col ors, cheap at 25c. Special 15f. Women's and Children's Mittens 15c A good double knit warm yarn mitten; also golf gloves at the same price, per pair 15. t , : ' 50c Gauntlet Glove 39c Fleeced lined, large patent leather cuffs that are trimmed with buttons and fringe. Overcoat Specials A few extra specials to close out All broken lines. Men's and Young Men's Fancy Weaves in gray, brown and black. Formerly priced at $5.00 to . , q tZfi $7.50. Special for this sale. ..... .... . ...... . yJDU One lot of Men's fancy grays in all the latest tailored styles, 52 inches long, with convertible military collars, $15 and $18 values. Stock reducing Cl ) CA : price .... . -..... . . . . . . . . . . . .-. . . . aj) JL mmt J J .$1.98 All little Boys' Overcoats that sold up to $2.95 in this stock reducing sale. . . . Men's Wool Flannel Shirts Good heavy weight in blue and gray. A great value for $1.00. Boys' Flannelette Waists Sizes 6 to 15 years, regular 35c and 39c values, special sale price 25 1. Blankets and Comforts $1.79 Blanket $1.39 Plaid wool nap blankets, large size; good weight, regular $1.75 value. Specials $1.39. 89c Cotton Blankets 79c Firmly woven, good heavy nap; size 58x76. A good one for 79. $1.25 Comfort 98c Large size filled with good wldte cotton, covered with fast colored silkoline, well finished. A regular $1.25 value for.98. Cotton Blanket 59c- Size 46x74 inches. . Bedspread 98c Regular size, hemmed, crocheted bed spread. Special 98. Horse Blankets and Robes 80x84 Horse Blanket, $1.98 Wool mixture blue body, with fancy striped border, weight 54 pounds. '. .80x84 Horse Blanket $1.69Gray body with fancy wide stripes. Stable Blanket $1.59 Heavy, plain burlap, full blanket lined; wide surcingle. Plush Lap Robes $1.98 to $4.98 Plain and fancy, heavy quality. Prices $1.98, $2.50. $3.50 and $4.98. Shoes at Prices That Help You Save Mens $3.50 and $4.00 Shoes $3.00 A broken line of sizes, box calf, kid lined and fine vici kid shoes. All new stock, not a pair worth less than $3.50 and $4.00. Stock reducing price $3.00. Women's Vici Kid Shoes $2.00- Medium heels exten sion soles ; lace or button style. A good value for $2.00. Boys' Shoes $1.75 Box calf and vici kid leather; ex tension soles; blucher styles. ; . Children's Shoes $1.00 and $1.25 Vici kid, patent tip, cloth top extension soles, 8V2 to 11 priced at $1.00; llVi? to 2 priced at $1.25. A X TO N :& P A X T O N Corner Sixth and Quincy Streets mlssioners of many other " counties re ceive less. The men -are -worked hard and feel they receive poor pay for their services. - . .: f WOMAN TO ADDRESS DEMOCRATS HOSKIXSOX IS CANDIDATE. Garden City Man Is After Judge Thompson's ITace. Garden City. Kan.. Jan. 10. Ralph ! Hoskinson. attorney of this city, is in' the race for district judge to succeed Hon. W. H. Thompson, C. S. senator elect. ... He Is receiving considerable support over the district and excellent encour agement in this vicinity though it la understood Judge Thompson favors Downey, of Syracuse. THEY WANT MORE PAY. County Commissioners to Ask New Ixw of Legislatnre. Garden City. Kan.. Jan. 10. Western Kansas . county commissioners are strongly advocating an increase in their allowances and will endeavor to get a till in their favor passed during the coming legislative session. The maxi mum allowed Finney county commis sioners is $275 annually and the corn- New Addition to Voting Population to v; Be Represented. Great Bend, Kan., Jan. 19. The re cent additions to the voting population of Kansas are to.be represented at the Democratic state dinner in Topeka. February 22, by a Great Bend young woman. Miss Novma Mering. who will respond to the toast "Our Sphere." , Miss Mering, who is a school teacher " A New Year's Resolution RESOLVE to open a savings account and the coming year will be the hap pier. It may be hard to start tat you'U find it an easy matter to keep it up afterwards. Tou wni then won der WHY you had never tried it be fore. By our plan you can save any mount monthly. From 55 cents to any amount, no matter how large. 55 cents a month for 10 years amount to SI 00.0". Ce.00 a month for S years amounts to $1,400-00 or 3,6i0.00 for 10 years. Opn the accounts now. capitoij bcildixg and loan ... association. : - ' 834 Kansas Are.- '" ' at Belleplain. will have the distinction of being the first member of her sex to appear in such a political meeting in the state. - FLACK TRIAL STARTS SOON. May Plead Guilty to Two Counts If Others Are Dropped. Abilene. Kan., Jan. W. John Flack, de faulting cashier of the Abilene State bank, came here from Enterprise and mi trial will be called in the next few days. It is reported that he will plead guilty to two of the eleven counts if the othets will be dismissed. This will probably no be done. AGED PREACHER DIES. John R. Walker Was Retired Congre - - " gational Minister. Wichita.- Kan., Jan. 10. Rev. John R. Walker, age 76 years retired Congrega tional minister is dead here. He will! vented from sweeping the country as it was fanned by high wind. Mystery surrounded ihe origin of the fire and Mr. Struble wired to Car! Moore, of Concordia, for his blood hounds. When the dogs arrived they immediately picked out the trail, then sixty hours old, and followed it to the home of a neighbor of Mr. Struble. After a much questioning, the man confessed but implicated other parties who, like "himself were threshers. The satisfying quality in LEWIS Sin ale Binder is found in no other So cigar. Adv. . GIRLS! GIRLS! SURELY TRY THIS! DOUBLES BEAUTY OF YOUR HAIR All you need is a 25 cent bottle of M Danderine Hair gets lustrous, fluffy- and abundant at once. be buried at Clear Water, Kansas. BURNED HIS MACHINE. Tbreshermen Evidently Did Not like Competitor. Jetmore, Kan.. Jan. 10. A few young men going to a party in this neighbor hood discovered a fire which proved to be a burning threshing separator, the', property of James Struble, of Bur- j dett. With difficulty the fire was pre- j Immediate? Te! Certain? that's the joy of it Your hair become light,, wary, fluffy, abundant and ap pears as soft, lustrous and beautiful as a young girl's after a Danderine hair cleanse. . Just try this moisten cloth with a. little- Danderine - and carefully draw it - through, your hair, taking one small strand at a time. This will cleanse the hair of dust, dirt er excessive oil and in Just a few mo ments you have doubled the beauty of your hair. A delightful surprise awaits, partic itlarUr .those . who have been careless. whose hair has been neglected or ta scraggy, faded, dry. brittle or thin. Besides beautifying the hair, Dander ine dissolves every particles of dand ruff; cleanses, purifies and invigorates the scalp, forever stopping itching and falling hair, but what will please yo-j most will be after a few weeks use of Danderine. when yeu will actually see new haii fine and downy at first yea but really new hair growing all over the scalp. If you care for pretty, soft hair, and lots of it; surety git a 25 cent bottle at Know! ton's Dander' tne from any drug store or toilet oous ter and Just try it, -lg,.