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KXW TRUCKS DOUBLE
THE ENGINE'S SPEED.
"vTXJ Proper Rail, Roadbed and
Cr Drivers Engineer McLmm
Claims Ha Can Make 2 1-2 Milan
New Tork, Not. 1 The Holman lo
MMtlft lut Thursday traveled at
seed ot 12 ml lea an hour. Now, I have
traveled faster than any other mortal
tlv except the three men who were
' to the achievement of the rec-
Thls waa accomplished under con
i that It waa a little short of mad
to undertake. Railroad men will
ret all the more at the results.
I waa sent to investigate for the Post
Dispatch the two-mile-a-minute speed
Which the Holman flyer was reported to
awve made two weeks ago on the south
J art J railroad between Wlnslow Junc-
. Joa and Cape May. Doubts are ex
pressed of Its accuracy. The world's
record waa held by the New Tork Cen
tral system, whose figures were one
bUs la U seconds.
The first day It rained. It poured,
Tat la rata and wind we covered a mile
ia H seconds. But that wasn't what
wa war after. It was only a demon
tratloa of what could be done under
emdlUons that ma: e the entire train
rein of the count ,-y behind hand
Tae second day ame with ideal
feather. There was no wind. The
track waa fairly dry.
It was only after It had been thor
oughly inspected, to see that the severe
gala had not caused any great weak
Mas ia the roadbed that the locomotive
Was started for what Is was hoped
would prove the world-record-breaking
Half the town was at the station to
. sjae the train off. Down the road I met
the train and rot my old seat in the cab
with McLain. The mile was one laid
at by civil engineers when the road
A green llag was nailed to the starting
Met A red one to the finish. The track
Was carefully guarded by men, and we
went back down the track three miles
tran the starting point.
There was hardly any wavering, none
a the shaking I had dreaded at first
The steam held its own at 200. The
peed Indicator gave us one hundred
salle an hour when we passed the flag,
ad then the tension.
Half a minute Is not long as a lifetime
Toes, but McLain and myself, the fire-
man and Mr. Holman lived hours in
I leaned far out of the cab window.
Nothing but white spots could be seen
Ot the speeding track wheels. They
were turning so fast. Then McLain
-polled the lever. The force of steam
raping showed all in as good condi
tion as possible. Slowly for a couple of
Irandred yards the engine moved. It
awemed as if the thing was absolutely
Inking. Then It seemed to run along.
Faster and faster grew the speed.
The engine swayed not as much as a
car on ordinary trains.
"We will make it now or it never will
M made on this track," said McLain.
"Don't forget to let her out this time,"
E said, and he did let her out.
Two grade crossing and switches
wars ahead. We skipped them with
tsardly a touch. The three miles flying
Mart waa almost over.
The locomotive had settled down to a
ait that made us feel like one long
atreak. All the shaking was gone.
There was nothing in the world but a
Isag steel knife ahead that vanished
the Instant I realized it. Woods disap
peared, everything; mingled and formed
oe brick-red tunnel. And then my
MBit stood still. It seemed as if No. 12
answered. How she did catch hold of
the track and straighten out The red
Sag was not In sight, and from my
watch I knew we would win.
The speed Indicator said 128 miles an
Hour. Even as I read It I knew the red
Car was past. The whistle was blowing
tar victory. For another mile we flew
etfoag, and then we slowed up. McLain
avad I looked at each other in a sort of
tfased fashion and no one said a word.
' The reaction from the tension was too
Thirty-two seconds was the time ror
distance between the two naps, we
! all conscious that part of that mile
1 been traveled much faster than the
-first part, and that at the finish we had
reduced the time to a 28-second rate,
mad If there had been level track ahead
we should have made a mile at vhat
The nian who guarded the first flag
gave aa account of the speed and power
of the train that showed his experience
kad been fully as thrilling as ours.
I know that even 4hls great speed is
wy no means a fair test of the power of
tae Holman speeding trucks. The road
was shaky, with sand roadbed, light
eventy-pound rails, and at times It
warned as though the engine would pick
wp the slender Iron Mills and scatter
McLein's first exclamation was, "Give
as a decent track and I will make two
nlles and a half In a minute, I know."
W. J. Holman, sr., now lives In Min
neapolis, and he first applied a com
jpoonding process to wheels. Then he
aa embodied all the discoveries In rna
Blaery. Mr. Holman has applied a
fee ring process without cogs. Prac
tically there is no limit to- the speed to
W obtained. .
Aay engine or car can be fitted with
speeding trucks. That Is the stm-
T-iCrty of the Idea. These speeding
tracks are two la number, and each
f-aars five -pairs of wheels. There Is one
ttvli under each pair of drivers.
trot taers are tnree tracx wneeis
njt ran on the ralL Each wheel has
f " daaeters. The larger, which Is
tsremty-four Inches, runs on the rati,
the smaller supports tae larger dl
iantsr of the upper pair of wheels. The
f-iktr diameter of the upper wheels
t&Ude and upon thia rests the big
C-vvw tarns aroaad once the train
vtwfc as far as it would If the
Je raated on Um rail, aa in locomo
V f bow la use.
rrnera extend to the edge of the
' rw. Ia plain sight are the roller
i jwnals which are used. A
J U aa ImpoawMUty. ao matter
la obtained or bow long
l.r v Tbent tracks wowld convert
' of a sleeping ear Into the
S triumph la havlag beaten all
l vrerlxs records for speed In trav
, f cat eosapeBsd to predict that
r r? roaOid sad a seven-foot
t mX aad the Ut-mile-aa-aour
k w attateoa win be put into
luta f. uoauntK.
' a rr" --! of the Washington
"r f t UJUt3, wU to annotated
1 (U ea-e. aad ge-
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PALACE CAW MAGNATE'S WILL
Clvee His Two bons a Small Yearly
Chicago, III., Nov. 1 The wll of the
late George M. Pullman has been filed
In the probate court. Norman B. Keam
and Hubert T. Lincoln are named as
executors, his wife nut being appointed
because of his wish to relieve her trom
the labors, care and responsibilities of
The total value of the estate is shown
by the petition for letters testamentary
to be $7,tioo,000. Of this amount W.iwO.ouO
is personal property and $S00,000 realty.
Attorney Kunels, the preparer ot the
will, raid that these figures are a conser
vative but fair estimate of the value of
The bulk of the estate goes to the two
daughters, Mrs. Frank O. Lowden of
Chicago and Mrs. Frank Carolan of Han
Francisco, who receive $l,ouu,uo0 each
and also the residuary estate. , tlie
amount of which is not known except
to the executors.
The homestead at the corner of Prairie
avenue and Eighteenth street, the con
struction of which cost $300,000; the
furniture, pictures, etc., are devised to
his wife for life, and she is also to re
ceive $50,000 for the first year and
thereafter, during her life, the income
"Castle Rest." on one of the Thousand
Islands, is given to his daughter Flor
ence (Mrs. Lowden), with the furniture,
for life. She is requested to keep "Cas
tle Rest" open from July 26 to August 14
for the accommodation of all the de
scendants of the testator's parents, and
is authorized to designate in her will
who shall have the property after her
death. A sum of $10,000 is left in trust
for its maintenance.
PROVISION FOR DAUGHTERS.
The sum of $2,000,000 Is left In trust for
the daughters until they are 35 years
old, when each is to receive $500,000, to
become hers absolutely, the other
$1,000,000 to be still held in trust, the
income going to them. If either daugh
ter leaves issue the Bum held in trust
is to become absolutely the property of
In case of the death of either daugh
ter, leaving no issue, but leaving a hut
band, one-half of the property then held
in trust for such daughter is to be abso
lutely the property of such husband, the
other half becoming a part of the re
The eighth provision of the will Is as
inasmuch as neither of my sons has
developed such a sense of responsibility
in my judgment is requisite for the
wise use of large properties and consid
erable sums of money, I am painfully
compelled, as I have explicitly stated to
them, to limit my testamentary provis
ions for their benefits to trusts produc
ing only such income as I deem reason
able for their support.
INCOME OF HIS SONS.
Accordingly I direct that out of ihe
remainder of my estate, after satisfy
ing the provisions hereinbefore made for
my wife and daughters and with respect
to said island and Castle Rest, my exec
utors shall set apart bonds, stocks and
notes or other securities in two portions,
each of such estimated value as will, in
the Judgment of my executors, yield an
annual Income of $3,000; and I give and
bequeath such portions separately to the
Illinois Trust and Savings bank in trust
to receive the Income and profits from
each portion and of all property substi
tuted therefor and to apply tne net in
come and profits from the time of my
death of one of said portions to the use
of my son, George M. Pullman, Jr., dur
ing his life and or the other portion to
the use of my son. Walter Sanger Pull
man, during his life; and upon the death
of either son. leaving issue of a mar
riage, the property then held in trust
hereunder for each son shall become ab
solutely the property of such Issue In
equal shares, the child or children of any
deceased child of such son to take the
share the parent would have taken if
living: otherwise such property shall
then become a part of my residuary es
REST OF THE FA MILT.
Missouri Riven pish.
An Invention that will Revolut'onlaa The Water Is bo Muddy tha Pish
the Blcvcle World, j Can't Sae the Bait.
An invention which bids fall to reeo-j Omaha, Neb., Nov. 2. "The Mtoeouri
lutKMin th bicycle world, and, ladeed river :s chm-k full of fteh of all kind,"
the kianufacture of whaled vehicle! says that veteran spct isman, Mr. Pnny.
genvralir. from a puh cart to a palact "rnrre ln't another stream In ins
car. haa U-n mad by a youag naa ' world that Is as full of them, but the
01 South Iielbiehem. The laeaUot only ones we can catch with a he ok and
consists of no leas titan a pntumatk
bub. There are no doubts In the mind
of its owner or of his friends and ot
men vented In mechanics, that It is oj
great practical value, and the Bethle
hem papers give an enthusiastic ac
count of the test to which it was sub.
mi t ted. On this occasion the pneumat
ic hubbed wheel was ridden by Henry
Boyd of Washington, D. C, over a field
full of ditches and gullies from eight
to eleven Inches deep. Mr. Boyd rod
at high speed up and down the field,
crossing over the gutters with ease,
without experiencing the slightest Jar.
Then, getting up a speed of fifteen
miles an hour, he wheeled over a plank
eight inchea thick, easily retaining his
The patent papers describe it as an
improvement in vehicle wheels, and It
is particularly designed for wheels hav.
ing pneumatic hubs and cushion Urea
The primary object is to lessen the
cost and simplify the construction of
the pneumatic hub. Another object of
the invention is to eo construct the
parts of the hub that the spoke ring
will be driven by direct connection with
the sleeve independently of the saddle,
so that radical displacement of the
sleeve and saddle in relation to the
spoke ring, due to the flattening oi
compression of the pneumatic tube,
will not cause any creeping or oscilla
tion of said tube upon the saddle; and
the slight slipping of the spoke ring
relative to the sleeve and saddle, due
to such flattening-of the tube, will be!
obviated or compensated for by reason
of the capability of the saddle to ro
tate or turn freely upon the sleeve.
thus permitting the saddle to shift or
oscillate with the tube upon the sleeve
without any relative movement or fric.
tlon between the tube and saddle. An
other object is to simplify the arrange
mert and manner of securing the bear
ing cones on the axle. A further object
of this invention Is to provide a single,
novel and efficient construction of the
cushion tire and felly and means for
firmly securing the tire on the felly.
A rubber tube about an Inch and
half In diameter. In which is confined
pressure of seventeen pounds to the
square inch. Is fitted around the axle,
resting on two saddles, which have
ball-bearing. A steel band encases the
rubber tube, and to it are fastened the
spokes. From the ball-bearings out
ward all of the pieces are firmly held
together, so that there is no friction on
the rubber to wear It out. The lactng
of the spokes Is such as to make a very
strong wheeL Any jarring is taken
up by the pneumatic bub and released
gradually, thus doing away with the
gumbaii" effect of pneumatic tires. A
solid rubber tire is ingeniously placed
on the felly. By the nature of Its fas
ten Ing it also aids In preventing any
The inventor of the pneumatic hub Is
Harry R. Collins, a young machinist,
who learned his trade at the Bethlehem
Iron works, where he has been em
ployed only for the last two years.
INVENTIONS AHEAD OF TIME.
"To my brothers. Royal Henry Pull
man and John M. Pullman, and the
sisters, Helen Pullman West and Emma
Pullman Fluhrer, are bequeathed $50,000
apiece. The sisters are given equal
shares in the furniture, pictures, etc,
In the Belgravia apartment house in
the city of New York."
The wife of his brother, Charles L.
Pullman, is given the Income of $25,000;
the sum to go to her son, William Pull
man, upon her death.
Other bequests are: Florence Sanger,
120.000; Stuart West, $6,000; Bertha West,
$5,000; Helen Fluhrer, $5,000; Lewis Pull
man Fluhrer, $5,000; Mrs. Charles B.
Smith, $5,000; Mrs. Charles H. Eaton,
$10,000; William A. Angell, $10,000; Silas
W. Bretzfleld of New Tork, $10,000;
Charles S. Sweet $10,000, and Miss
Maria Louise Orr, $6,000.
The following amounts were left to
faithful employes:" Arthur Wells,
$5,000: William Wells, $3,000, and Will
lam D. Johnson, $2,000.
The household servants are to get
$250 to $500 apiece. Thirteen Chicago
charitable institutions are to receive
The estator states it was his purpose
to found, erect and endow at Pullman,
III., during his life, a free school of
manual training for the benefit of the
children of persons living and employed
at Pullman, and to expend at least
$200,000 for lands, buildings and appar
atus, and to provide a fund of $1,000,000
for the maintenance, management and
endowment of the school.
His executors are directed to set aside
$1,200,000 for this purpose.
MOB LAW CENSURED.
Southern Governor Would Arm tha
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 2. Mob law was
severely condemned by Governor Atkin
son In his message to the Georgia leg
islature. He advocates stringent leg
islation against mobs, and suggests
that the legislature pass a law laying
every county wherein a crime of this
sort Is committed subject to a large In
demnity. Northern lynchers are spoken
of by the governor.
On this subject he says: "It Is no
excuse to say that the northern people,
who have less to provoke them to It,
lynch. Let us not take them as a stand
ard, but rather show a higher type of
civilisation In our state, and erect here
a standard to which they may aspire."
The governor Is In favor of arming
the prisoners and allowing them to pro
tect themselves from mobs.
Madrid, Nor. J. Senor Moret y Pren
dsrgast, the new colonial minister, has
outlined his plans for Cuba reforms aa
"Tha autonomy which ths cabinet of
Senor Sagas ta proposes to bestow upon
ths Islands of Cuba aad Porto Rico,
la fulfillment of the engagement con
tracted la the manifest of Jans U, Is
special autonomy founded on the as
pirations adopted In the platform of
the AatlUlaa autonomists, aad sot
Identical with Um other colonial constitutions,"
Many Ingenious Devices Patented
For which tha World Is Not Roady.
We sometimes hear of Inventions
which have appeared "before their
time," and It may be of interest to con
sider just what It means for an Idea to
have come into the world before condi
tions are ready for It Everyone who
has had to do with the patent, office
knows what la meant by the "state of
the art," and one of the first duties of
an examiner Is to Investigate the
status of general knowledge and prac
ties In that branch of science to which
the application belongs. In such cases.
however, the Intention Is to discover. If
such be the case, whether the Invention
has not been anticipated by some de
vice or method In general use. On the
other hand. It may sometimes be most
Important to know whether or no the
"state of the art" Is far enough ad
vanced to enable the Idea to be utilized
or applied, as upon this very question
the practical fate of a device often de
pends. Many ingenious and patient
men have worked persistently to de
velop inventions for which the art was
not ready, but which. In later years,
when materials, methods, and markets
had developed, proved to be fully as
valuable and Important as had orig
inally been anticipated.
The pneumatic bicycle tire would be
of little value if the rubber Industry
were not equal to the production of the
proper material from which to make it
and the motor carriage Is, in like man
ner, dependent upon the parallel devel
opment of the storage of energy. Prof.
Langley has shown us how to meet the
essentials of a successful flying ma
chii.e, anil now calmly throws the bur
den of the commercial success of the
problem upon the builders of motors,
by telling them to go ahead and pro
duce a source of motor power which
hall be at the same time powerful
enough and light enough to drive his
aeroplane without overweighting It.
Similar conditions often confront stu
dents of applied science, and In many
cases brilliant ideas have proved com
merclally worthless because of the prac
tical Impossibility of realising the con
structive conditions. There Is little
doubt that It would prove a most prof
itable occupation for thoroughly In
formed specialists to make a study of
neglected inventions upon which - the
patents have expired and which have
never been developed for the above
reasons, bringing to this revival of
past Ideas the present possibilities In
the light of more recent developments
In science and construction. C sailer's
SOME LATE INVENTIONS.
at A. Hltcheock of St. Loom. Um
Oalted States minister to Russia, has
alMdwIUi hi family for stoataamo
! fjgai there aa win nrcmd to it
Carbon sticks for arc lights are made
with soft cores placed close to one aids
of the stick for the purpose of throw
ing a stronger light In one direction.
A new lamp chimney and reflector
consists of two separate and detach
able parts, viz., a chimney and a cup
shaped transparent outer section, pro
vided at the top with a reflector.
A nw (Ire escape consists of a sliding
ladder fixed on a track beneath the
toot and above ths celling. By pulling
tope a panel opens and the ladder Is
awn out and suspended ready for ass.
Tiro New Tork men have Invented an
electric dental mallet for use la hard
ening tooth filling, the tool having a
central bar, which slides back and
forth as the current Is made and bro
A fire alarm for small towns with
volunteer firemen consists of a tower,
bell, electro magnet and wires con
nectlng with call boxes, so that It la
necessary only to dose the switch la
the call box to sound an alarm.
To raise a vessel out of the water for
cleaning purposes or to prevent alafc.
Ing in case of a leak a new dock la
made U-shape to surround the vessels
oa both sides and one end. The
line are the cat and the buffalo. There
are millions of fine black bass, but the
mud is so thick In the river that they
can't see a bait If It Is more than two
Inches from their nose. So there isn't
any fish to speak ot But if you knew
Just where they were or could hang an
electric light on the book so that the
bass could see It you could catch all you
"Every time there Is an overflow
spoke up a bystander, "the bass and
other fish are crowded up Into the lakes
and left there by the thousand. There
are as good fish In the Missouri as there
are anywhere, and sometimes they are
caught, but not often. We are getting
a mongrel breed now, a cross between
a buffalo and a German carp. The river
la full of those two kinds."
"I caught German carp In Nebraska
thirty-eight years ago," Interjected Mr.
Penny. "Talk of planting them. They
were here before any planting was ever
thought of. And why the government
would want to saddle such a shark on
us Is more than I can understand. They
are as much a nuisance in the water as
the English sparrow is on the land, and
they soon will clear out all the other
fish from the rivers. They burrow In the
mud like a cat and live upon the spawn
of the game fish. And I would just as
soon ea a piece ot liver as one of
"The first German carp that were
planted In Nebraska was about twenty
five years ago." added the bystander.
"There was an emigrant train wrecked
on the Elkhorn and it had a lot of carp
on it They floated away In the hitch
water Into the Elkhorn and from there
Into the Missouri, and have been doing
damage ever since. But if something
could be done to clear the water In the
Missouri so that the fish could see we
could catch as fine bass there as any
place in the country."
BAD FORTUNE PURSUED HIM.
THEY DEMAND GOOD ROADS.
Missouri's State Convention Moots
St Louis, Mo., Nov. 2. The Stnte
Convention for Good Roads and Pub
lic Improvements to meet in this city
next month gives promise of being the
most practical convention of a public
character ever Inaugurated In the state.
The call is signed by the officers and a
large number of the best known and
most Influential citizens of the state,
The petition has been sent to Kansas
City and St. Joseph for more signatures
Improving the public highway has re
ceived itself Into a subject of econom
ics. The people of Missouri or any
other state who do not prepare the oest
means of transportation and communi
cation cannot hope to compete either
Intellectually or commercially with
those states that do.
The call will be sent to the judges of
eounty courts, mayors of cities and
boards of trade requesting each to send
a full delegation.
The following and kindred subjects
will come before the convention for ac
tion: The most feasible plans for im
proving the public roads. The practical
utilization or the labor or tramps, va
grants and prisoners, In preparing stone
and other materials for road and street
purposes. The best method to secure
legislation for public Improvements in
the Fortieth General Assembly of Mis
Application has been made for re
duced railroad rates for delegates who
win attend the convention.
STARVING AND MAY FREEZE.
Tha Father Paralyzed and Wife and
St Louis. Nov. L Ud three flights
of rickety stairs In the squalid tene
ment house at 136 Soulard street hud
dled Into one room, are Mrs. Freda
Pust, her sick husband and three little
tots half clad and half starved. One
bed, a broken dresser and two chairs
compose the furniture. A crust of bread
lay upon the dresser, the last bit of food
In the house, and as her husband Is
paralyzed in both arms be Is unable to
With tears In her eyes Mrs. Pust said
that they had lived upon bread find
water for four months whenever they
were fortunate enough to obtain bread.
bhe said they had plenty until her
husband was stricken a year ago. Since
then they have been struggling to keep
the wolf from the door. The other
families In the house are unable to aid
her. If no action Is taken by the author
ities or charitable persons they will
starve or freeze to death.
Fata of C. A. Thismtn Recalled by a
Foreclosure of a Mortgage.
hat might be considered the last
chapter In the story of retribution
recently appear-d In the Omaha courts
In a suit for foreclosure of mortgage
leu years ago an Omaha man did
cruel act which caused the (Vath of
poor man and brought suffering to
weak, timid woman and her Infant In
the brief yrars following that man was
stripped of his wealth, made to suffer
lor ins cruelty, dropped from his posi
tion of honor in the city, and at length
died a horrible death. All these dis
asters may not have followed because
he made that one misstep, but the
story is curious.
Just ten years ago a man named
Moffatt came to Omaha and rented
rooms of Charles A. Thkeman on South
Seventeenth street opposite where the
t ranciscan monastery now stands
Soon after he was taken ill with typhoid
fever and hrcame delirious. His wife
was a very timid woman, totally unfit
to battle with the world, and they had
one cnua, an lnrant daughter. Being
poor, Moffatt was unable to pay his
rent and Thleman accused him of being
drunk when he was delirious. Th wife
does not seem to have had enough
courage to stand up for him and Thle
man had the husband removed to the
police station one cold November night.
The ride proved his death warrant and
three days later he died In the police
Then It became known that he was a
Knight of Pythias and the outrage was
ventilated In the papers, causing great
excitement. The Knights of Pythias
took the matter up. burled him with the
honors of the order and looked after
me widow and child.
mieman had been a member of the
city council and was worth probably
$30,000. Two suits were brought against
him in the name of the widow, one for
damages sustained by being thrown out
of the house in winter, and a second for
a larger amount for the death of her
nusoana. uoth were pushed vigorously
and won by the plaintiffs. Thleman at
this time sold his property on Seven
teenth street and purchased another
place on South Eleventh, which he mort
gaged to his wife. This mortgage the
attorneys for Mrs. Moffatt had set aside
by the court and he was obliged to
pay the judgment To do this he mort
gaged the place again.
He was now in poor circumstances
financially and was obliged to go to
work In order to live and pay the inter
est on this mortgage. He moved out
on Cuming street and opened a saloon
at Forty-sixth, in a two-storv frame
building, living on the second floor over
One night the building caught fire,
set on fine, many believed, although no
one was ever charged with the deed.
Mrs. Thleman was burned to a crisp,
but her husband survived a week. While
at the hospital he stated that he had
seen a man around the house that night,
but refused to tell who It was.
"If I must die, that Is enough," he
said. "There is no need for another to
So he went to his grave without re
vealing who, in all probability, commit
ted arson and murder.
Mrs. Moffatt and her babe removed
to Paris, Tex., where she had relatives.
She died some years ago, but the babe
Is still living, a bright little girl of 11
years. An Omaha attorney is her
guardian, and In a few months he ex
pects to make a trip down to Texas,
have a guardian appointed In Paris,
and turn over to him the few hundred
dollars which he now holds for her.
xnen his part in the tragedy will be
Recently the last Piece of nronertv in
the Thleman estate passed Into other
nanas by a foreclosure of mortgage,
and so ends what many believe to be
an act of retributive Justice for an act
KANSAS PACIFIC CASE SETTLED
Judge Sanborn Are?sto tha Post-
81. Paul, Minn., Nov. 2 Judge San
born has granted the motions of Gov.
ernor lioadley and General Co win fol
the postiiom-ment of the sale of th
Kansas Pacific bran h of the Union Pa
cific system from November to De
cember 15. The settlement of this ques
tion rendered neceitsary four motions
and four orders In at many cases. Ths
order will be forwarded at once to To
peka. where the sale is to occur, there
to be filed.
Governor Hoadley left for the east
and General Cowln and Judge Kelly
returned to Omaha. There was seme
slight and unexpected delay In closing
matters up on the lines of the mutual
agreement of last week. Judge Sanborn
ruled very strictly on the matter of the
consent of all parties In Interest to tht
postponement of the Kansas Pacific
He required that the telegraphic con.
sent should be formal and explicit and
that the dispatches should be tiled with
the papers In the case. The number ol
interests was large, but no one was al
lowed to be overlooked. It was Inti
mated that some of the earlier telegrams
of acquiescence in the postponement
came with "strings" attached to ihem
and were not deemed entirely satisfac
tory. It Is also hinted that some of them,
while explicit enough In terms, were
not altogether cordial In spirit, and
evidenced that the postponement was
not unanimously satisfactory. How
ever, the last telegrams received were
satisfactory to the attorneys, and they
Immediately proceeded to Judge San
born's chambers, where the matter was
concluded In a very few moments.
WHALERS CAUGHT NAPPING.
Frozen Fastln Arctic Seas with Over
I.OOO Men on Board.
San Francisco. Cal.. Oct 29 Cantata
Cogan of the steam whaler Thrasher of
the Arctic says that the vessels which
were to have wintered In tha Mclfenzle
river were the steam whalers Bluga.
Iialanana, Grampus, Narwhal and
Mary D. Hume. The Jeannie took up the
season's supplies for them, but now ail
of them are frozen up before anybody
expected the winter to set In. The ves
sels expected to neach San Francisco
this winter, but which were caught In
the Ire, were the steam Whalers Fear
less, Orca, Newport, Jessie II. Freeman
and Belvedere, the steam tender Jean
nie. the bark Wanderer and the schoon
er Rosarlo, Those that had a firhtlmr
chance to get out were the steamers
Jetty and William Bay less, and the
barks Alice Knowles, John W.WInthrop
and Grayhead, When last seen the
young loe was forming around them
fast and unless a storm south came up
they may also be frozen In.
There are over 1,000 on the vessels
named, but if Point Barrow can be
reached thene will be no lack of provi
sions. Two of the fleet were lost during
the seaon the bark Cape Horn Pigeon
In Hakodate pass, and the Navarch off
Point Barrow. In the wreck of the
latter fourteen of the crew lost their
lives and one of the rescued men was
killed on the Thrasher on his way to
ban rranolsco. His name was Harry
Holmes, and, with fourteen others, ho
was rescued from a cake of Ice off Cape
Haket Antone Sllva, a boat steerer on
the Navarch, also came down on the
The season's catch of the whaling
fleet has been very light
WILL REFUSE AUTONOMY.
Waldorf of the Slums.
New Tork. Nov. 2. The New Mills
hotel, which Is designated as the Wal
dorf of the slums, located on Bleecker
street this city, has been opened by
Bishop Potter, ex-Mayor Hewitt and
Mr. Mills taking part In the ceremony.
The hotel, which Is a nine-story lire
brick building, trimmed with light
stan (1b tone, is provided with baths, ele
vators, electric light and steam heating
apparatus. The main corridor, which
la aa elegant as any of the expensive
hotels up town, has a marble tiled floor.
The rates will be 20 cents per night
The site of Depau row waa once owned
by the late A T, Stewart, and It was
there that Charles Dickens was enter
tained by the millionaire merchant D.
O. Mills, owner of the hotel, says It will
make money and Is not a charity. He
la building another hotel on ths crowded
Banker Olvan a Whipping.
Mason City, la., Nov. 1. Henry Oast
capitalist and banker of Nora Springs,
was areaaruuy nayed with a horse
whip a few days ago. Lawyer Miles and
Mr. Gast were riding In a buggy when
four men caught Gast Dulled him out
of the buggy and unmercifully beat him.
Miles was badly cut In the leg In at
tempting to defend Oast The charge Is
that Oast 111 treats his wife and children.
Monday evening neighbors were called
Into the house to quell a disturbance.
He Is a member of ths Evangelist
ehurch. The town Is greatly exercised
ver the affair.
Is partially submerged until Um salt
Is la place, when air pumps are asai
to rule It aad lift ths vessel.
Money For Dairy Exhibit.
Chicago. III.. Nov. 1 At a meetln of
the board of directors of the Western
Holstein-Frleslaa Breeders' association
It was decided to SDDronrlate a lib
eral amount to be used In purchasing
prizes for ths dairy show that will be
held In connection with the Traaa-Mla-
Isslppl exposition at Omaha next year.
J. H. Coolldge. secretary of ths as
sociation, says the dairymen all over
the country are taking a great Interest
la the dairy show, and It Is believed It
will be a great success. A general meet
ing of the association waa held at Um
Tremont bouse recently.
At the aaaual meeting of tha
O., the followtag directors were re-eieet-
hsla at Cincinnati.
rl ror tores years: c. VaaderMIt, W.
K. Vaaderktct, C. M. Depew, J. p.lfor
f JM, M. E. I5Jta. The director will
kMtt la Mew Tork, November 1L
EFFECT OF BIO LOCOMOTIVES
Plays Havoo with the Tracks and
The Increasing weight of locomotives
in tne united btates has created a seri
ous problem for those who have charge
of the permanent way over which these
engines run. The Southern railway, for
example, has at present in course of
erection at the Richmond Locomotive
and Machine works in Virginia, two
sister engines of unusual capacity. The
weight of one of these engines is 160,
000 pounds, of which no less than 121,000
are placed on the driving wheels. This
weight Is distributed over six wheels
coupled, each It Inches In diameter,
with a base of 14 teet 7 Inchea The
cylinders are 21x2$ Inchea and the
working pressure 200 pounds to the
square inch, while the tractive power
Is 34,063 pounds. One should Imagine
trom the 6-foot drivers and other di
mensions that these engines are In
tended for handling exceptionally
heavy passenger trains at pretty high
rates of speed, and they, therefore, at
once raise, according to Cassier's Mag
azine, the serious question of wear and
tear of track under such heavy moving
loads. Six-wheel coupled freight en
gines, moving at a maximum speed of
twenty-five miles an hour, play havoc
with the permanent way, the combined
grinding and pounding of their extend
ed rigid wheel base loosening spikes,
Ues and ballast to a far greater extent
than the similar action of many more
four-wheel coupled engines. The diffi
culty of the engineer in charge of the
permanent way. In such cases. Is that
be cannot separate the destructive ef
fect of one class. The state of bis track
at any given moment Is the resultant
of all the trains which have passed
over it and be cannot, except Inferen
tial) y, apportion the blame.
Consumers to Mine Their Coal.
St Louis, Nov. J. A movement Is on
foot among St Louis manufacturers
and other large consumers of coal to
operate mines and get the product at
first hand. As a result of the strike
among Illinois miners, the mines from
which the supply of coal for St Louis Is
dug are closed and there Is a great
scarcity of the bituminous article here.
It has been proposed by James A. Rear
don, a well known business man, and
one of the largest consumers of coal
In the city, that the manufacturers get
together and operate mines for them
selves. By that method they would not
nly free themselves from the trust, but
would be able to pay the miners good
wages and still obtain their coal supply
cheaper than It could be purchased In
the market. The Idea Is meeting with
considerable favor, and Mr. Reardon
confidently predicts that a number of
the big local coal consumers will soon
be taking out their own coal from their
Cuban Government will Enter In No
Compromise with Spain.
New York, Oct. 29. Thomas Estrada
Palma, the Cuban delegate td the
United States, when asked his opinion
of the Cuban reforms proposed by the
Spanish ministry, said:
"As a representative of the Cuban
provisional government, I am In posi
tion to state most emphatically that the
Cubans in arms will enter Into no com
promise with Spain. Cubans are fight
ing for absolute independence, and they
will entertain no peace proposals from
the Spanish government based on any
thing but absolute Independence.
"The Cuban patriots are firmly deter
mined to carry on the struggle until
their purpose is accomplished. They
will listen to no proposition acknowl
edging Hpanlkh authority over Cuba, I
am speaking for men who are fully
ready to give up their lives, If need be,
for thtflr country's freedom. I am
voicing the aspirations of the Cuban
people. Cubans will never accept au
tonomy, no matter how amply, aa a
solution of their struggle for independ
ence. The Cuban problem must be
settled this time once for all."
A mass meeting of Cubans will be
held In New York soon to voice opposi
tion to the Spanish proposals and de
clare for Independence.
Pittsburg a Buying Center.
Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 1. The central
selling agency for the marketing of the
combined product of the window glass
factories of the United States has been
established In Pittsburg at a meeting
of the officers and executive committee
of the new American Window Glass
This action makes Pittsburg the head
center of the window glass Industries
of the United States. All the buying
and selling will hereafter be conducted
from this point
No action was taken on the wage
scale question, but the manufacturers
say there will be no change in the propo
sition made to advance wages 12 oer
cent over the scale of last year, with aa
additional advance of 6 per cent to the
Ingle and double strength blowers and
gatherers, alleged to be an average ad
vance of l per cent over last year, and
a higher rate than waa paid under the
Corn Carnival Postponed.
Beatrice, Neb.. Nov, L The business
a of the city at a meetln enniiuii
to postpone the corn carnival and floral
parade until Friday, November I, on
account of the Inclement weather. Tha
paoale will put forth renewed efforts
aad Um event will have additional at
tractions that will make It more grand
aa extensive than baa heretofore been
Propose to Advance Rates.
St Louis, Nov. 2. The special com
mittee of lines Interested, which waa
appointed to meet here and agree upon
a basis of rates that should govern on
shipments of grain from southwest Mis
souri river points to the gulf and to ths
Mississippi river, after a two days' ses
sion failed to come to any understand
ing. The best proposition In the line cf
an advance on grain rates from Kansas
City to the gulf. In order to equalize
the situation from the Missouri to tha
Atlantic seaboard, was that of II cents,
t cents above the existing rate to ths
gulf. Adjournment was taken until
Monday. November I, In Chicago,
Check Deposited with Comlah.
New Tork, Nov. 1. In anticipation of
the sale of the Union Paclflo railroad
under foreclosure of the government
Hen, a check for $6,000,000 was deposited
for the reorganization committee with
Special Master Cornish. The check rep.
resents 10 per cent of the sum to be paid
for the road and Its deposit was re
quired as a guaranty of ability to most
ths conditions of the sals.
The Chicago University Is arranging
for a course of xM free lectures for the
Mayor Harrison discharged six lady
tenographers from ths city hall at
Chicago, saying that males could aa
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