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By COLUMBUS JOURNAL CO.
The American Federation of Musi
cians at Detroit adopted a resolution
expressing disapproval of all child la
bor, including juvenile bands of mu
The supreme court of the United
States upheld the validity of the
Utah state law, holding that water for
irrigation and mining is available for
Thousands of children were the
guests on May 9 of United States Sen
ator W A. ClarK at the senator's
nountain home, three miles southeast
of Butte. Mont.
Ex-Postmaster General Robert
"Wynne, recently appointed consul
general at London, returned to this
country on the St Louis to give evi
dence In the postal frauds cases.
Admiral Winfield Scott Schley. C5
years old and still young, straight as
the barrel of a rifle, shows the color
of splendid health and the general as
pect of unimpaired muscular condi
tion. The executive committee of the
Isthmian canal commission decided
to Durchase in fie markets of the
world the material and ships neces
sary for the building of the Panama
Governor Pardee of California has
honored the requisition of the gover
nor of Georgia for the return to that
state of Maro S. Potter, who is want
ed to answer to a charge of emblezzle
ment President and Mrs. Roosevelt enter
tained a number of guests at dinner,
including Count Cassini. the Russian
ambassador, who is soon to retire
from the diplomatic service at Wash
ington. Captain Mills of the American ship
Rapido has been fined $5,000 for en
tering Cienfuegos without clearance
papers from an American port Cap
tain Mills says he will appeal to the
Four hundred ex-confederates now
living in New York City will be guests
of the Ulysses S. Grant post on Me
morial day. and Senator Joe Balck
burn of Kentucky will be the orator
at Grant's tomb.
rhe committee of the house of com
mons has commenced the considera
tion of the bill providing for the in
stallation in London of electric light
and pneumatic tube systems similar
to those in use in America.
The divorce case of Adelaide M.
Harding against George F. Harding,
which has attracted consideiable at
tention in Illinois and California, was
decided by the supreme court of the
United States favorably to Mrs. Hard
ing. It is semi-nfficially announced that
Roumania has asked Turkey for satis
faction on account of the Vali of Ja
iiini arresting a number of Rouma
nian school inspectors in disregard
of the privileges conferred upon them
by the porte.
To the accompaniment of martial
music and in the presence of thou
sands of citizens and visitors the
statue of Lieutenant General Nathan
B. Forrest was uncviled in the park
that bears the confederate chieftain's
name at Memphis, Tenn.
Secretary Taft has postponed until
November 1 the date for the opening
of bids for the construction of rail
roads in the Philippines. The pros
pectus setting out the conditions to
govern the bidding will be promul
gated within a week.
Plans for the enlargement of the
terminal docks at Panama and the
double tracking and the re-equipment
of the road, entailing an expenditure
of approximately $2,000,000 were ap
rroved by the board of directors of
the Panama railroad company.
With regard to the controversy be
tween the Hungarian authorities and
American Immigration Inspector Mar
ens Braun. the American embassy at
Vienna has received instructions
from the state department at Wash
ington to afford Mr. Braun all proper
protection and report on the case
The contest of Illinois shippers for
.ower freight rates in that state, be
gan two years ago, was reopened at
Springfield. III., before the railroad
and warehouse commission. Over
3,000 shippers of the state were repre
sented. Each of the railroads oper
ating in Illinois were also represent
ed. The evangelical tent campaign
which is to be waged in New York
throughout the coming summer by an
interdenominational committee was
inaugurated at a large mass meeting
in Carnegie hall, presided over by
Bishop Coadjutor David H. Greer. An
nouncement was made of a donation
of a $1,000 check for the work from
John D. Rockefeller.
The first class torpedo boat destroy
er Hatsashimo was successfully
launched at Yokosuka.
Helen Gould will pay for the edu
cation of Leroy Irvine Dixon, the 9-year-old
Denver boy who saved the
Rio Grande train from running into a
lock slide last October.
It is officially announced that King
Edward has appointed King Alfonso
of Spain a general in the BrifTsh
Ignace Paderewski has srrived at
Queenstown. and. while still ill. is
better than when he embarked at
John D. Rockefeller, who always
. has had an aversion to automobiles,
several days ago purchased a $5,000
St Louis points with pardonable
pride to the fact that Mrs. Martha
Harwood, recently deceased, lived in
the city for eighty-seven years.
General Maximo Gomez is danger
ously ill with nephritis. The gen
eral's extreme age and the results of
the many wounds he received in his
campaigns for the liberation of Cuba
"complicate his trouble. He rallied
from' an operation for an abscess a
week ago, but suffered a relapse.
It is announced that the Munich
Allgemeine Zeitnng will suspend pub
lication on July 1. ' This is one of the
oldest daily newspapers in Germany.
It was founded in 1W8 by Johann
Freidericb Cotter of . Ituttgart and
has long enjoyed a higl literary rep-
The international coaunittee under
the patronage of which the interna
tloaal artistic congress at Venice in
September will be held has been ap-
The Americaa representa-
am. taa coautittee are Peraaard
Italy, ad Lo
There are three entirely different
kinds of ingredients used In making
the three, different varieties of baking
powders on the market, viz: (1) Mineral-Acid
or Alum, (2) Bone-Acid or
Phosphate, and (3) Cream of Tartar
made from grapes. It is important,
from the standpoint of health, to
know something about these ingredi
ents, and which kind is used in your
(1) Mineral-Acid, or Alum, is made
from a kind of clay. This Is mixed
with diluted oil of vitriol and from
this solution a product is obtained
which is alum. Alum is cheap; costs
about two cents a pound, and baking
powder made with this Mineral-Acid
sells from 10 to 25c a pound.
(2) Bone-Acid, or Phosphate. Is the
basis of phosphate baking powders
and the process is fully described in
the .patents issued to a large manufac
turer of a phosphate powder. The U.
S. Patent Office Report gives a full
and exact description, but the follow
ing extract is enough:
"Burned bones, after being ground,
are put into freshly diluted oil of vit
riol and with continual stirring and
in the following proportion," etc.
From this Bone-Acid phosphate bak
ing powders are made; such powders
sell from 20 to 30 cents a pound.
(3) Cream of Tartar exists in all
ripe grapes, and flows with the juice
from the press in the manufacture of
wine. After the wine is drawn off the
tartar Is scraped from the cask, boil
ed with water, and crystals of Cream
of Tartar, white and very pure, sepa
rate and are collected. It differs in
no respect from the form In which it
originally existed in the grape. Cream
of Tartar, then, while the most expen
sive. Is the only ingredient that
should be used in a baking powder to
act upon the soda, as its wholesoine
ness is beyond question. Cream of
Tartar baking powders sell at about
40 to 50 cents a pound.
Such are the facts, and every one,
careful of the health of the family,
should remember this rule: Baking
powders selling from 10 to 25 cents a
pound are made of Mineral-Acids;
jthose selling from 20 to 30 cents of
Bone-Acid; and those from 40 to 50
cents of Cream of Tartar made from
DID YOU EVER WONDER
Why a home for old people isn't
called an orphan asylum?
Why is it that you seldom see an
old maid with auburn hair?
Why it is consoling to a widow to
know that history repeats itself?
Why so many people question your
answers when you answer their ques
tions? Why it is that all of the political
rogues are to be found in the other
Why good-natured criticism is the
only kind a man ever dishes out to
Why a woman should have two ears
and but one tongue when everylwdy
knows that she would rather talk five
hours than listen five minutes?
SIMPLE WALL DECORATIONS.
New Material and New Ideas for the
Decoration of Homes.
The styles of home decorations have
completely changed in the last few
years, and it is pleasant to say that
they have changed for the better.
Time was when we hung monstrous
patterns printed on paper against our
walls, and considered them more or
less pleasantly. It would hardly be fair
to say that we considered them beau
tiful or artistic But they were the
vogue and were put on. The time
has come when, with our better meth
ods for interior decoration, better ef
fects can be secured. .
In wall coverings, whether they be
of paint or of kalsomine, or of Ala
bastine whatever the material used
to cover the wall the thing desired is
that which has the greatest covering
power, as well as permanency and
beauty of color. Alabastine, a wall
covering ground from Alabaster rock
which means a hard white rock is
the ideal covering for a wall.
The most beautiful wall decorations
in the world are those which are laid
on with the brush. The mural designs
in our large public buildings, and the
frescoed designs in the large cathe
drals and churches, have a perma
nency and an art of which wall paper
is but a cheap imitation. These mural
schemes and frescoed designs can be
brought within the reach of the every
day home. They can be done with
Alabastine. which is permanent in its
coloring. It does not rub off, and it
has the soft effect of pastelle.
A great many people defer the re
decorating of their rooms not only
because of the expense but because
of the discomfort of it With Alabas
tine there need be no discomfort and
there can be no muss, for all that is
needed is to lay a sheet or canvas on
the floor, have your man come in with
a pail, make the solution and simply
crush it on the wall. That is all there
is to it, and the room is perfectly
clean and thoroughly renovated.
The failures of this world are the
truest tokens of the next Florida
Those Who Have Tried It
will use no other. Defiance Cold Water
Starch has no equal in Quantity oi
Quality 16 or. for 10 cents. Other
brands contain only 12 oz.
There may be "plenty of room at
the top," hut the climbing is not what'
it is cracked up to be.
Wealth may not bring happiness,
but most of us think we could get
next to it if we had the money.
I do not believe Piso's Cure for Consumption
has an equal tor coughs and colds. Joht P.
Boyeh, Trinity Springs, Ind.. Feb. 15, 190a
Drspepala Torxaeatod X for Yean.
MM Kennedy's Favcrlte KemrUy eured me." Jti
Dougherty , MUrlUc, J. Used orer JO years, i
More Flexible and Lasting,
won't shake out or blow out; by using
Defiance Starch you obtain better re
sults than possible with any other
brand, and one-third more for same
A darning machine, one which will
in ten minutes cover a hole that an
industrious woman could hardly fill in
an hour, is a recently invented piece
of laboring saving apparatus.
A man who is unable to write his
name never has to listen to the read
ing of his silly letters in a breach of
promise suit Chicago News.
There is no telling what a day may
bring forth. -A man may be happy
today and married tomorrow.
Cleanliness is said to be next to
godliness, yet one seldom sees a laun
dry next door to a church.
High price of eggs
CTTs permanently rared. KoMaorBMTCMMMUM
Tl I flrrt day's one of Dr. Kline's Great Nerve Kestoffc
r. Send foe FBEE K.OO trial bottle and I treatta
n. 8. H. Kun, UiL. Ul Arch Street, fttladelpUs, Km
MAY GALL TROOPS
CHICAGO STRIKE NEGOTIATIONS
TROUBLE IS LIKELY TO SPREAD
Stipulations Agreed to Except as to
Taking Back Express Company
Drivers Unions Will Therefore
Pursue Plan Originally Mapped Out
CHICAGO The strike of the team
sters instead cf being declared off
will be spread to greater proportions.
This was decided Saturday night by
the members of the Teamsters Joint
Council, which was in session until
The council mQt at 8 o'clock to hear
the report of the negotiations that
had heen In progress with the em
ployees throughout the day. They
agreed to all the stipulations of the
employers with the exception of that
which declared that the drivers of the
express companies should not be taken
hack. This was the rock upon which
the peace program was wrecked and
after several hours of debate it wa3
decided that the Teamsters' union
could not leave the express, drivers
to make a lone fight, but must stand
by them. It was decided to call off all
tho negotiations and prepare for a
The sense of the meeting was ex
pressed in the following resolution,
which was passed and given out as
defining the position of the teamsters:
"It is due to the members of the
public and members of the teamsters'
organization that a statement is is
sued relative to our position relative
to the proposition submitted by the
Employers' association. The Employ
ers' association offered a proposition
which might have received favorable
consideration from the strikers and
their committee providing it carried
with it no proviso that would act as a
detriment to any part of our organiza
tion. Their proposition, however, car
ried with it that the strike against
the railway express companies be de
clared off without those companies
agreeing to the proposition made by
the employers of any other proposi
tion, they having made the statement
that they had held a meeting and de
cided that no strikers would ever
again be re-employed as workmen for
the railway express companies in
fact, to establish a blacklist against
all of their former employes. This the
teamsters organization or its officials
could not accept.
"We believe that, the railway ex
press companies are not justified in
their refusal to reinstate any of their
former employes and believe that the
host interests of all would be served
had they agreed to the same proposi
tion or a somewhat similar one to that
which the Employers'-association sug
gested. "Under these conditions it is in
cumbent on the members of the team
sters organization to continue the
strike until such time as the express
companies will agree to the same con
ditions as those offered by the Em
Tho methods cf the unions will not
differ from those which they have pur
sued thus far in the strike. They will
continue the boycott against the
houses where the strikes have been
held during tho last month, and if any
of their members are discharged for
refusing to make deliveries all of the
drivers employed by that house will
be called on strike at once. The first
effect of the spread of the strike will
be in the building trades and trouble
is looked for in this direction on Mon
day. The sheriff of Cook county gives
it as his opinion that troops will have
to be called.
To Entertain Nebraskans.
TACOMA, Wash. Washington lum
bermen are making elaborate plans
for the entertainment of 300 members
of the Nebraska Retail Lumber Deal
ers' association, who leave Omaha
lime C for a trip throughout the
northwest. Every courtesy which
representative mill men of Washing
ton can offer will be extended to make
the Nebraskans visit pleasant and
profitable. They will be entertained
it Sand Point. Spokane. Bellingham,
Everett, Ballard, Seattle and other
Cuban Liberas Adopt Platform.
HAVANA The national convention
of the liberal party adopted a few
additions to the platform, including a
proposition for establishing a nation
al militia and changing the provisions
covering the functions of cabinet of
ficers. A secret session will be held
tomorrow to consided campaign plans.
It is expected that a presidential can
didate will be nominated tomorrow
night. General Masso has tele
graphed to the eastern delegates not
to present his name and to support
Jose Miguel Gomez.
SHERIDAN, Wyo. The attorneys
for Colonel Cody filed in the district
court a motion for a new trial of his
Wounded in the Philippines.
MANILA Col. Wallace Taylor of
thy constabulary was severely wound
ed in an engagement with the Pula
Janes, Slay 17. at Magtaon, on the
coast of Samar. One private was
killed and ten wounded. Many Pula
janes were killed. Aid has been re
quested. Two -companies of the
Twenty-first infantry will leave Cat
balogan to reinforce the constabulary.
Desultory fighting continues in the
islands south of Jolo. Major Gen.
Leonard Wood, who conducted a cam
paign against Moros, has arrived.
Recruits Secured in Missouri.
"KANSAS CITY. Mo. F. G. Curry,
the strike breaker, who has been in
this city several days recruiting men.
received a telegram from the secre
tary of the Chicago Employers' as
sociation instructing him to send to
Chicago all 'the men he can secure.
Curry had been instructed Saturday,
when a settlement of the teamsters
strike seemed likely, not to send any
more men. Curry sent several hun
dred men to Chicago early last week.
The men are offered 3.50 a day with
Work on McKinley Monument
CANTON, O. Within two weeks
the actual work of construction of the
McKinley monument for which the
people of the nation have given about
five hundred thousand dollars' will he
commenced. Architect Magonigle ex
pects the memorial will be completed
within two years. He 1s expected
here in a few days to examine the
site on Monument Hill, preparatory
to letting the contract for the exca
vation for the monument It has
been decided to. use granite, for the
WOOD'S REPORT TO CORBIK.
Additional List of Killed in Fir,ht with
WASHINGTON The war depart
ment has received the following ca
blegram from General Corbin, trans
mitting a report from General Wood
regarding the engagements in the is
land of Jolo:
"Following just received frcm Gen
eral Wood, via Dumaguete:
" 'May 14 Returned to Zamboanga
yesterday. Troops sent to Jolo are
being returned to stations as rapidly
as possible. Moro outlaws, who have
been raiding and killing in Sorneo,
were killed in action, together with all
their personal supporters and follow
ers of the sultan, with all large chiefs;
but the island in no way involved;
purely an organization of practical
outlaws, disorderly characters, from
Sulu and the other islands stretching
down to Sorneo. Positions selected
by outlaws for defense were situated
in almost impenetrable jungles and
were exceedingly strong, necessitat
ing close contact and assult In two
instances. Casualties, nine enlisted
killed and twenty-one enlisted wound
ed; two constabulary killed and three
wounded during the ten days opera
tions. All wounded doing well and
all expected to recover; bulk of
wounds not serious. Troops behaved
splendidly and performed this most
difficult service in a highly creditable
manner. Full report will be forward
ed. General breakdown of the cable,
combined with use of water transpor
tation at Jolo, and in aiding Buford,
prevented sending dispatch earlier."
"Following list of killed reported by
General Wood in addition to those re
ported May 17:
"'Samuel Weaver, Company G,
Twenty-second infantry; Elick How
ell, Company B, Twenty-second infan
try; Daniel Newport, Company F,
Twenty-second Infantry; Eary E. San
soucie. Company A, Twenty-second
DOWIE BUYING LAND IN MEXICO
Arrangements Being Made to Estab
CITY OF MEXICO Gladstone
Dowie, son of the Zion prophet, John
Alexander Dowie, and Judge Barnes,
a legal adviser, are in the city com
pleting details for the taking over of
a large tract of land for the purpose
of establishing a colony in Mexico
similar to that at Zion City, III. In
an interview today Mr. Dowie said:
"We have secured an option on one
of the Gonzales haciendas, embracing
700,000 acres of territory in the state
of Tamulipas. We are also negotiat
ing for farming lands, totaling 1,000,
000 acres. The papers closing the
deal have been signed by the Zion
agents and Lieutenant Colonel Man
uel Gonzales, owner of the hacienda,
and in a few weeks we will begin the
work of establishing our colony."
WILL REPRESENT PRESIDENT.
Fairbanks Will Go to Portland Expo
sition. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Vice Presi
dent Charles W. Fairbanks will leave
Indianapolis next Saturday night for
Portland, Ore., where ho will repre
sent President Roosevelt at the open
ing of the Lewis and Clark exposi
tion June 1. A small party will ac
company the vice president but its
composition has not yet been deter
mined, he said. After spending sev
eral days at Portland, the vice pres
ident will come east to Flint, Mich.,
where he will deliver an address
June 7. During the following week
he will be the commencement day or
ator at the Iowa State university.
From June 19 to 23 he will be in Del
aware, O., attending a meeting of the
board of trustees of the Ohio Wesley
Fast Time to Yokohama.
CHICAGO According to advices re
ceived by Traffic Manager P. S. Eus
tis of the Chicago, Burlington & Quin
cy railroad, a record-breaking trip ha3
been made by the Great Northern
Steamship company's twin-screw Min
nesota, between Seattle, Wash., and
Yokohama. The Minnesota, with a
big passenger list and a large cargo,
reached Yokohama Friday. She left
Seattle May 5. Her time of fourteen
days is twenty-four hours better than
the steamer's contract speed called
Bank at Manila Closed.
MANILA On the order of Gover
nor General Wright, the American
bank has been closed and placed in
charge of the insular auditor. No
financial statement has been issued.
The reason given for the closing of the
bank is the protection of the deposi
tors. Chink Gives to Jap War Fund.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. Moy Kee,
manager of Indianapolis Chinese, has
been made a member of the Red
Cross society of Japan. A' letter
from Count Matsugata, accompanying
the appointment acknowledges a con
tribution to the war fund.
Motor Car Reaches Oregon.
OMAHA Motor car No. 1, which
the Union Pacific started a few days
ago for Portland, Ore., reached the
line in Oregon Wednesday after a
splendid and highly successful run.
The trip will be completed in a day
or two. The run over the mountains
was delightful, and no trouble at all
was had. The car experienced no
difficulty in making the schedule, with
all stops included. It was speeded
for thirty miles an hour on a 4 per
cent grade, or 200 feet to the mile.
Russian Colliers Under French Guns.
SAIGON, French Cochin-China
Fortyt-hree colliers, mostly Russian
and German, are anchored off Nha Be
under the supervision of the French
gunboat Caronade. Twenty similar
ships are off Cape St James, under
the supervision of the French cruiser
D'Assas. The Russian transport Kietf
is still in the commercial port of Sai
gon. No more direct news of the Rus
sian fleet is expected beyond what
might be received from refugees,
should fighting occur in the neighbor
hood of the Pescadore islands.
KANSAS CITY Commander Eva
Booth of the Salvation Army address
ed 15,000 people In Convention hall
Tuesday night, a larger audience even
than her father spoke to here, and
which he said was the largest .meet
ing every held by the army outside of
London. United States Senator Wil
liam Warner delivered the address
of welcome and a chorus of 2,000
sang. Miss Booth Is much distressed
over a report cabled to London that
she had broken down completely, and
she insisted on speaking to refnte
rlOCH MUST HANG
THE CIGAMIST AND MURDERER
DEATH FIXED AS THE PENALTY
It Takes the Jury Less Than One
Hour to Decide Murderer Much
Surprised at Finding of the Twelve
CHICAGO Johann Hoch, who, by
his own confession, is several times
a bigamist, and who is charged by the
police with having married at least
forty women in the past fifteen years,
was found guilty of murder and the
death sentence recommended by a
jury in Judge Kersten's court.
The crime for which Hoch will he
led to the gallows was the murder of
his last known wife, Mrs. Marie Wal-cker-Hoch.
Hoch had been married to
this woman but a few days when she
became suddenly ill and died. He then
formed an alliance with the sister of
the dead woman and, securing the lat
ter's money, fled from Chicago. This
woman, in quest of revenge, notified
the police that Hoch had poisoned her
sister and a search for Hoch was be
gun. He was found two weeks later in
New York and brought back to Chi-"
cago and confronted by several of his
supposed wives. During the trial ex
pert testimony was offered by the
state that Hoch had poisoned tho wo
man by administering arsenic.
The, verdict was one of the quickest
on record in Cook county, the jury
having reached a decision In less than
half an hour. Three ballots were
taken. The first ballot was unanimous
as to Hoch's guilt and then a ballot
followed as to the punishment to be
inflicted. This ballot showed ten in
favor of the death penalty and two
for life imprisonment. A third ballot
resulted in the twelve jurymen voting
for the death penalty.
"Well. I guess it's all off with John,"
groaned Hoch as the verdict was read
in court and it was plain he was
greatly affected. He had sat in a
stooping position, but when the dread
word "death" was reached he turned,
stared hopelessly at the jurors and
then sank limp in his chair. Hoch's
attorneys will ask for a new trial, al
though the condemned man, after
reaching his cell, declared he was
ready to die and would be better sat
isfied if they did not make the effort
"I wish they would hang me tonight
now that I have been found guilty,"
declared Hoch. "I'm not afraid to die
and the sooner it is over the better."
Hoch expressed great surprise at
the finding of the jury and declared
that the jurors did not take time to
consider the evidence. He said:
"The evidence was all circumstant
ial, and my life was guessed away by
the jury which did not give sufficient
consideration to the testimony offer
ed. If it had done so I might have
stood a better chance, hut there is no
use in finding far.lt. I hope no time
will be lost in taking me to the gal
lows. I do not want my attorney to
attempt more for me. as I know it will
be of no use. The end cannot come too
soon" to suit me . I committed no
crime. If my wife had been shot by
me instead of poisoned, as was al
leged, it would have taken the jury
at least a day to return the verdict,
but this was a case of poisoning in
which twice as much time should
have heen given for .its consideration.
HIS PREDECESSOR WAS SHOT.
Sokolovsky's Last Act Was a Repres
ST. PETERSBURG The shooting
of Major General Sokolovsky, gover
nor general of Ufa, Tuesday is the
second crime of this nature which has
occurred at Ufa within two years, his
predecessor. General Boganovitch,
having been assassinated in the
streets of Ufa on May 9. 1903. Gen
eral Sokolovsky, who, as governor of
Urenberg and as military governor of
the same province, acquired a reputa
tion as7 a stern and vigorous official,
was appointed to restore order in the
turbulent government of Ufa and
adopted a repressive policy which
long ago caused him to be marked
for the same fate as Bogdanovitcb.
Numerous revolutionary societies
were broken up by General Sokolov
sky and the last acts of the governor
general were the dispersal of an anti
government club and the suppression
of the May day demonstrations with
the arrest of many armed demonstrat
ors. Gould Gets Harriman Man.
PORTLAND. Ore. It was reported
here on Tuesday that B. A. Worth
ington. vice president and general
manager of the t Harriman railway
lines in the northwest, has resigned
and that he will become general man
ager of the Western Pacific railroad..
It is asserted that Mr. Worthington
jeld a conference with men in touch
with the Gould interests while at Chi
cago recently and that his resignation
from the Harriman employ was the
result of an arrangement entered into
Fuel Oil for Nebraska.
KANSAS CITY F. Dumont Smith,
one of the attorneys of the Kansas
Oil Producers' association, said on
Sunday: The Atchison. Topeka &
Santa Fe railroad is going to give
the Kansas Oil Producers an inter
state tariff which will enable them to
sell their oil in competition with col
in the states of Missouri, Iowa and
Nebraska. E. P. Ripley, president of
the Santa Fe. has told me that the
Santa Fe will put in the interstate
rates just as soon as the figures can
Give Roads Some Leeway.
TOPEKA, Kan. General freight
agents of Kansas railroads have ap
pealed to the state board of railroad
commissioners for permission to issue
their new tariff sheets without wait
ing for the board to approve the
changes, as the new railroad law re
quires. J. C. Lincoln, general freight
agent of the Missouri Pacific, mads
the request on behalf of the roads.
The board refused to make the con
cession, but as a compromise decided
to allow the railroads to distribute
their tariff .sheets.
Hay Continues to Improve.
BAD NEUHEIM Ambassador Tow
er's visit to Secretary Hay is entirely
personal. The ambassador, who ar
rived here Friday, spent the day with
Mr. Hay and returned to Berlin Sat
urday. It is understood that no po
litical vubject was discussed, certain
ly not the question of a commercial
treaty with Germany, as some of the
German newspapers suppose. The
health, of Mr. Hay continues to im
prove. His elasticity seems to be re
turning: Prof. Groedel thinks Mr
Hay's great weariness is disappearing.
THE MODERN FARMER.
How He tives, as Compared With
Fifty Years Ago.
he farming life of
to-day, as con
trasted with that
of fifty years ago,
is a paradise of
comfort and con
remote from mar
ket and devoid of
advantages that a
half cycle of time
has made possible,
would scarcely ap
peal to the pres
ent day farmer.
century soil tiller has practically all
the modern comforts. His mail is de
livered daily. He has telephonic con
nection with the buying and selling
world, affording the best opportunities
for marketing to advantage. His
home is of recent architecture, con
structed of wood, brick or stone, and
well furnished. He has modern plumb
ing and modern heating, and with the
advent of acetylene gas, he has mod
ern lighting. At night his home is as
attractively illuminated as that of his
city brother, for it is a suggestive fact
that "acetylene for country homes"
has so appealed to the farmer, that of
the 80,000 users of acetylene gas in
the United States, the farmer is one
of the largest of all classes. Ever
seeking the best, he has not hesitated
in availing himself of this new light
The continued growth and progress
of this great country, ever a cause of
wonderment, has no greater exempli
fication than evolution on the farm.
Already the farmer is becoming tbe
most envied of men the freest, the
healthiest, the happiest!
Necessity knows a lot of lawyers.
Some men are born cynics and oth
ers live in boarding houses.
It is always harder to patch up a
quarrel than to make a new one.
Conscience is a still, small voice
that tells us when we are found out.
The only spilled milk worth crying
over is the milk of human kindness.
We are never too old to learn, but
lots of us are too young to realize it
The trouble with tombstone inscrip
tions is that they come too late to
I know a man who occasionally, in
a fit of absent-mindedness, tells the
truth, but he always tries to lieotit of
RAILROADS AND PROGRESS.
In his testimony before the senate
committee on interstate commerce at
Washington on May 4, Prof. Hugo R.
Meyer of the Chicago university, an
expert on railroad management, made
"Let us look at what might have
happened if we had heeded the pro.
tests of the farmers of New York and
Ohio and Pennsylvania (in the 70's,
when grain from the west began pour
ing to the Atlantic seaboard), and
acted upon the doctrine which the in
terstate commerce commission has
enunciated time and again, that no
man may be deprived of the ad
vantages accruing to him by virtue
of his geographical position. We could
not have west of the Mississippi a
population of millions of people who
are prosperous and are great con
sumers. We never should have seen
the years when we built 10,000 and
12,000 miles of railway, for there
would have been no farmers west of
the Mississippi river who could have
used the land that would have been
opened up by the building of those
railways. And If we had not seen the
years when we could build 10,000 and
12,000 miles of railway a year, we
should not have today east of the
Mississippi a steel and iron produc
ing center, which is at once the mar
vel and the despair of Europe, because
we could not ha've built up a steel and
Iron industry If there had been no
market for its product
We could not have in New England
a great boot and shoe industry; wo
could not have in New England a
great cotton milling Industry; we
could not have spread throughout New
York and Pennsylvania and Ohio man
ufacturing industries of the most di
versified kinds, because those indus
tries would have no market among
the farmers west of the Mississippi
And while the progress of this
country, while the development of
the agricultural west of this country,
did mean the impairment of the ag
ricultural value east of the Mississippi
river, that ran up into hundreds of
millions of dollars, it meant incident
ally the building up of great manu
facturing industries that added to the
value of this land by thousands of
millions of dollars. And, entlemen,
those things were not foreseen '-1 t'le
rt, rr.t aa .1 .1.n ... a
ius. i ne siaiesmtin aim nit: 1
men of this country did not see what
part the agricultural development of
the west was going to play in the In
dustrial development of the east. And
you may read the decisions of the
Inters' ite commerce commission from
the first to the last, and what is one
of the greatest characteristics of those
decisions? The continued inability to
see the question in this large way.
The interstate commerce commis
sion never can see anything more
than that the farm land of some farm
er Is decreasing in value, or that some
man who has a flour mill with a pro
duction of fifty barrels a day Is be
ing crowded out. It never can see
that the destruction or impairment of
farm values in this place means the
building up of farm values in that
place, and that that shifting of values
Is a necessary incident to the indus
trial and manufacturing development of
this country. And if we shall give
to the interstate commerce commis
sion power to regulate rates, we shall
no longer have our rates regulated
on the statesmanlike basis on which
they have been regulated in the past
by the railway men, who really have
been great statesmen, who really have
been great builders of empires, who
have had an imagination that rivals
the imagination of the greatest poet
and of the greatest inventor, and who
have operated' with a courage and dar
ing that rivals the courage and dar
ing of the greatest military general.
But we shall have our rates regulated
by a body of civil servants, bureau
crats, whose besetting sin the world
over is that they never can grasp a
situation in a large way and with the
grasp of the statesman; that they
never can see the fact that they are
confronted with a small evil; that
that evil is relatively small, and that
It cannot be corrected except by the
creation of evils and abuses which
are infinitely greater than the one
that is to be corrected."
A woman's tongue is. mightier, thaa
wish's strong right am. .
the earth anffNT'-ck that
en out of Culebra cut.
ment, made by Jcsoph
gives some Idea of the vast amount of
work to be done yet on the Panama
canal. Continuing, he said:
"I am most interested now in the
ranama canal. The task the govern
ment has there is immense. The en
gineers estimate the work can be done
in ten years, and that means fast and
hard work. They are putting in an
additional steam shovel outfit at the
'rate of one each month, and using
three of the old digging machines that
the French had there. The soil is
loose, and when there is a heavy rain
at night part of the bank comes down
and often buries part of the machin
ery as well as cars.
"There are about 5,000 men working
there now and there will be more as
the work progresses. There is a gen
eral misapprehension in this country
as to the extent of yellow fever In
that country- There is something sen
sational about dying with yellow fever
that makes many people afraid of the
Panama country. We don't think
anything about pneumonia. Yet a
man going from Panama to New York
in winter time is much "lore likely
to contract pneumonia and die of it
than a New York man is to catch yel
low fever going to Panama. The
death rate from yellow feevr in Pan
ama is much lower than the death
rate from pneumonia in New York.
"One man who came there to live
was married on Saturday, contracted
yellow fever on Monday and died on
Wednesday. The conditions attracted
special attention to his case and
frightened a great many people about
that country. But really the health
conditions there are not bad and the
most serious trouble is that people
get homesick. Most of the laborers
there are Jamaica negroes, but the
men who direct the work are mostly
Americans. The change in conditions
of living makes them uneasy."
LETT IS COMMANDER OF a A. R.
Spirited Contest Ends in Victory for
the York Man.
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. The Grand
Army decided a spirited contest for
the commandership by the election of
John Lett of York. Other officers
elected were. J. R. Maxin, senior vice
commander. Minden: junior vice com
mander. H. H. Dunham, Clarks. med
ical director. W. H. Johnson. Minden;
chaplain, J. E. Ingham. Plainview.
Resolutions were adopted that en
campments in the future be held at
Lincoln and a committee was appoint
ed to arrange for the holding of all re
unions, district or state, in connection
with the encampment.
As delegates to the national en
campment at Denver the following
were elected: J. S. Honglnnd. North
Platte, at large; Ferdinand Brother,
Beatrice; W. S. Askwith, Grand is
land; J. W. Burwell. Juniata; H. C.
McCain, Plat'smouth: J. 15. Wam
baugh. Kearney; .1. II. Ilobb, Omaha,
and R. R. Randall.
WILL CAP.E FOR VETERANS.
Denver Arranges for 60.CC0 at G. A.
DENVER. Colo. The executive
committee of the Grand Army of the
Republic met here Thursday night
with Commander-in-Chief W. W.
Blackmar and reported that arrange
ments had already been perfected for
accommodating CO.OOO visitors during
the national encampment here next
It is estimated that 125,000 persons
will visit Denver on the occasion of
the national encampment, and a com
mittee will continue working to se
cure pledges for "quartering" that
number. It was announced that rates
for hotel and other accommodations
would remain at the usual standard
during the encampment. The com
mittee is arranging a program of
events for the entertainment of the
old soldiers and their friends.
REFORMED CHURCH SYNOD.
Form of Government is Finally
ALLENTOWN. Pa. The lengthy
discussion which has been indulged
in by the general synod of the Re
formed church on the point whether
the church shall have the Presbyte
rian or Congregational form of gov
ernment was settled Friday.
Dr. G. W. Richards, for the com
mittee on the new constitution, re
ported an article that classes shall
rearrange charges only after counsel
ing with the consistories of charges
affected. Dr. Philip Vollmer, who led
the faction which held to the integrity
of the congregation as opposed to the
classes, submitted an amendment
making the action of classes final
only by a two thirds vote. This
amendment was accepted by Dr. Rich
ards and carried almost unanimously.
Mr. Bryan Asked to Appear.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. A request
was made to Judge Cleaveland of the
probate court by Judge Henry Stod
dard, counsel for Mrs. Bennett, that
W. J. Bryan be asked to be present
in court when the hearing Is held on
his application for approval of his ac
count as administrator of the estate
of the late Philo S. Bannett of this
city and New York. There was no
objection from Bryan's counsel and
it was agreed that the hearing should
be held when Mr. Bryan can come.
New Phase of Meat Inquiry.
CHICAGO An attempt was made
at Tuesday's session of the federal
grand jury, which is investigating the
affairs of the beef packing industry,
to show that the cattle buyers for the
packing concerns and certain com
mission firms meet each morning and
agree upon the prices to he paid for
live stock during the day. Evidence
along this line was sought from C. B.
Van Norman, head of the Van Nor
man Commission company, and S. P.
Kingerson of Rosenbaum Bros., who
were on the stand all afternoon.
Mine in the Mid-Pacific.
SAN FRANCISCO The trading
schooner Triton, just arrived here
from the Marshall islands, reports
sighting a float'ng mine adrift on
April 21, in latitude 37 degrees 21
minutes north and longitude 169 de
Indian Agent Resigns.
- MUSKOGEE, I. T. J. Blair Shoen
felt United States Indian agent of
the Five Civilized tribes, located at
Muskogee, has tendered his resigna
tion to Secretary Hitchcock and will
taka no the practice of law.
Economy Like Old Times in Arizona.
Interest during the greater part of
yesterday centered around the faro
game in the St. Elmo saloon. Arthur
Cordmer of the Fashion had in as
much as $3,800 at one time, and such
high play as this was good for the
eyes of the old timers, who say it
used to be common in these parts.
When the play got real hot Charley
Hooker took the dealer's chair. Jer
ome correspondence 1ms Angeles
Demand for Old Snuff Boxes.
High prices continue to be paid in
Paris for snuff boxes of the eighteenth
century. At the recent sale of a col
lection made by M. Guilhoit of Bay
onne. one box in gold enamel. ai
praised by the official expert at $l.60U.
sold for $4,000. One of the interesting
items of the sale was a pair of can
delabra once owned by Marie An
toinette, which went for $3,000. far
less than was expected.
Danger in Warts and Mole?.
Warts and moles are regarded as
dangerous by a Philadelphia physi
cian. He cites twenty-five case-; in
which they have taken an active ma
lignant form and he urges an opera
tion before malignant diseases has be
gun to develop.
Back at Work Again.
Buffalo. N. Y.. May 22nd. (Spe
cial) Crippled by Kidney Disease till
he could not stand on his feet for tho
hours required at his trade. F. R.
McLean. 90 East Ferry St.. this city,
had to quit work entirely. Now he's
back at work again and he does not
hesitate to give the credit to Dodds
"Yes." Mr. McLean says "I was too
bad. I had to quit. I could not stand
on my feet for the nectssary hours
It was Kidney Disease I had. and a
friend advised me to try Dodd's Kid
ney Pills. I did so and after using
six boxes am completely cured and
am working as steadily as before I
was sick. I recommend Dodd's Pills
to any one afflicted with Kidney trou
ble." There Is no form of Kidney Disease
Podd's Kidney PHI will not cure.
Thej' always cure Bright's Disease,
the most most advanced and deadly
stage of Kidney Disease.
He: "Well, what have you there?"
She: "Two of your old letters, my
dear." He: "Umph! What's the first
one that 10-pager?" She: "One you
sent me when I had a slight cold be
fore wo were nriTied. This half-page
is the one you v. rote last winter when
I was very ill with influenza. That'a
Aids to Longevity.
A man. 103 years of age. who hat?
used tobacco and alcoholic drink?
since boyhood and is still robust. say&
he has always carefully avoided dan
ger he has never ridden on a trolley
car or elevated train, and never con
sulted a physician. New York Times.
Solomon on Viepna Bench.
A Vienna court has condemned two
men to pay a monthly allowam-e to
the widow of a man whom they told,
as a "joke," that his wife was not
true to him. and who committed sui
cide in consequence
Cheese Fat.il to Many.
An English coroner remarked re
cently at a inquest, that it way
strange what a large number of peo
ple died suddenly :ifU r eating cheese
All Things to Him Who Hustles.
Being dissatisfied with your job is
a poor way to show that your pay
ought to be raised. Chicago Record
Herald. Colosseum Is Expensive.
The government of Italy has to
spend $20,000 a year in keeping the
Colosseum in repair.
From Change in Food.
The brain depends much more on
the stomach than we are apt Jo sup
pose until we take thought in the mat
ter. Feed the stomach on proper food
easy to digest anil containing the
proper amount of pho-jdiates and tho
healthy brain will respond to. all de
mands. A notable housewife in Buf
"The doctor diagnosed my trouble
as a 'nervous affection of the Morn
ach.' I was actually so nervous that
I could not sit still for five minutes
to read the newspaper, and to attend
to my household duties was simply
impossible. I doctored all the time
with remedies, but medicine did no
"My physician pu' me on all sorts
of diet, and I tried many kinds of
cereal foods, but none of them agreed
with me. I was almost discouraged,
and when I tried Grape-Nuts I did so
with many misgivings I had no faith
that it would succeed where every
thing else had failed.
"But it did succeed, and you don't
know how glad I am that I tried it.
I feel like a new person. I have gain
ed in weight and I don't have that
terrible burning sensation in my stom
ach any more. I feel so strong
again that I am surprised at myself.
The street noises that used to irritate
me so, I never notice noy, and my
mind is so clear that my household
duties are a real pleasure."
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
There's a reason.
Now why was this great change
made In this woman?
The stomach and the brain had not
been supplied with the right kind of. ;
food to rebuild and strengthen the
nerve centers in" these organs. It is .
absolute folly to try to do this with '
medicine. There is but one sure way
and that is to quit the old food that
has failed and take on Grape-Nuts .
food which is race than half digested
In the process of manufacture and is
rich in the phosphate of potash con
tained in the natural grain, which
unites with albumen and water the
only three substances that will make
up the soft gray filling In the thou- ,
sands of delicate nerve centres in the
brain and body. Grape-Nats food Is a
sure road back to health la all sack
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