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The Santa Fe Reporter from Topeka, Kansas • 3

The Santa Fe Reporter from Topeka, Kansas • 3

Topeka, Kansas
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Mj 4, iS 4 It A. -y- ffTJLTL is the guest of his eon, James D. Mr. Likens is one of 'the most prosperous farmers in the Sunflower state. A relief fund of $45 was sub.

scribed by the boys in the mill for the benefit of John Togelquest, who was seriously injured the 12th of last E. Carr, the popular chicken fancier, is busily employed training twenty-four birds for the coming Alma, regetta, Eds birds are beauties, and are heavily backed by the mill boys. E. Roher is the proud possessor of an immense triple expansion Keystone search lamp whioh he uses to a great advantage on Joldier Creek these dark nights. The girls say Ed and his lamp are indispensable.

Swansons Yard. Work is still on the boom. Homer Washburn is still improving. George Fanchier is on the sick list this week, Fred Coal was off Monday on account of sickness. Two more new box cars started on the way of erection Monday, Fred Morris was laid up with a very lame foot for a week.

Wm. Hyett was off Monday at. tending to a little business with his landlord. Some of the truck gang was sent into the car shop this week on account of a rush of work there. Two gangs from this department were taken in the coach shop Saturday afternoon to repair some of the floor, which was badly needed.

W. H. Read, formerly of this yard, but now in the second hand business on Fourth street, was shaking hands with the boys Wednesday. Call again, Henry. Mr.

Editor, 1 would like to say a word in behalf of our worthy foreman. By his faithfulness to his duty and his performance of the same he seems to have gained the confidence of those over him, and by the way he treats his men (not forgetting to see that the work is being done) he has gained the good will and best wishes of the men under him. WHO IS RIGHT? We clip the following letter from the Lawrence Record, and will let our readers be the judge; Lawbknoe, Jim. 16, 1803. Editor Roeord: I notice a groat hue and 017 In the tut over the organization ot the legislature, In whioh I have been invited to loin.

It ie reported that mooting are to be callod throughout the itateto deuounee oertuin action of the governor and the two house of the legislature, Evideutly there is to be an attempt to bulldoze somebody and in-fluescs the state government by popular clamor. And why nil this rampai? Simply because the governor and legislature propose to organize and discharge their duties in their own way, subject to the oonetitatlon of the tute und their oath ot offic. Rut, it is said, they have disregarded a certain regulation of a previous legislature, and Ignored ths certificates of oortain officials. Grant it. Such a course may have been domandod by the oonst.tution.

That instrument says: Each house shall establish lta own rules, and shall be judge of the eleotlons, returns and qualifications of its own members. Here every stop In the eleotion, from the voting preclnote to the certificate ot the etate board of come under revlow, and no regulation of a former legislature can binder the investigation or Influence the result, for each house shall establish its own rules and investigate the eleotion and qualifications of its own members in its own way, and outsiders have nothing to do with the matter so long as the pr-vieions of the constitution are observed. Suppose it were otherwise, and there shonld be some part of the election machinery that ooold not bo examined, what woald be the result Take, for instanoe, the action of the state board of canvassers. Suppose the returns for a quorum of one house should be Bent up from the ooun-tiee transposed, giving a majority of the votes to the candidates that received a minerity, and vice versa. Suppose certificates should bo issaed based upon these returns, must the persons who were legally elected be excluded and deprived of their rights either to organize the hoaso or make laws? Evidently the constitution eaj most emphatically, no.

Suppose further that thoso fraudulently returned as elected should proceed toorgnnizeand notify the governor and the other house of their action; nnd suppose the men who were legally elected, although ignored by tho at ate board, should also organize ard send up their notice, what then? It then becomes the duty of the executive of the other house to decide betwoen the two organizations, and their decision of the question is final and no court or other power can revorse it. Laws by a legislature thus organized will stand the test of any court in the land. Well, this, according to report, ie just whut has been done, and why this howl? It is certainly not because of illegal action, for if thnt was all tho remedy is at hand without uny commotion; it is not for fenr of harm to the public, for the legiiati ve authority as now organized represents the will of the majority of the people, and no citizen ie a true Democrat or Republican who is afraid of the popular will. What then is the matter and why this outcry? Why, there are candidates for the United States senate belonging to three parties the Republicans, the straight-outs and the fusion Democrats, end should the governor and legislators discharge their dzties in accordance with the constitution and the will of the majority of the voters, all candidates of these parties may be left to bold the sack while the Populist catches the bird. There may possibly be another reason for this commotion.

For Borne nnaccountuble reason the transportation interest of Karnas seems to fear a legislature in the entire control of the Populists. Nothing can be more absurd, for no party in or out of power can afford to do to this most important and extensive interest. But whatever the reasons of this similated indignation, the people have nothing to fear. If their legislature violated the organic law a peaceful and orderly remedy is at hand and can be applied without fuss and feathers. It is to be presumed that the governor and sen ate bad good reason for recognizing the house organization that they did, and that should be uffislent.

They are acting under sir own oath and not to eonoillute political aspirations of any party. The people will show their good sense by keeping their temper while the legislature proceeds in its own way with the work for whleh it was eleoted. C. Rouinson, NATURAL CAS. A Brief History of the Rise and Fall of This Fuel.

The history of tho rlso of natural ras for manufacturing purposes In Pittsburg is an Interesting one, says tho Chronicle-Telegraph of that city. -It was about tho middlo of 1884, when it displaced coal In the first iron mill In this city. Tho first of that month It was used for tho first time In an extensive industrial works, lu tho OHara glass house at Thirtieth streot and tho Allegheny Valley Railroad. About the fifteenth of tho month it took the place of 8,000 bushels of coal In tho Carnegie mill at Twenty-ninth street. Not until early In November was It introduced lu tho mill of this firm at Thirty-third street, where It took tho place of 7,000 bushels of coal daily.

While the use of natural gas was very satisfactory, tho slowness attending Its Introduction was remarkable. It was about the middle of the summer of 1885 before it was used In half of the Iron and steel works In tho Pittsburg district, and It was fully three years before it took the place of coal in all of them. There was considerable trouble In securing manufacturers to make the change. Tho low rate offered to tho firms was not so much of an object as the room saved by absence of ashes. There was no trouble In reconstructing the furnaces from coal to the use of natural gas, yet this retarded Its early use somewhat.

Among the first along the Monon-gahela ltlver to adopt It was Jones Laughlins, In the winter of 1884, in tho American Iron Works. To guard themselves against possible trouble they only remodeled a portion of their works. About six months after It was used with satisfaction in these works It was used in all the mills along this river and tho Ohio, excepting In those of the Oliver Iron Company. Beginning with 1889, the gradual abandonment of natural gas In tho local mills where natural gas is still being used in puddling furnaces are those of A. M.

Byers Zug Brown and the Carnegie mill at Thirty-third street. These four mills run 162 furnaces of this kind, besides the heating furnaces and the tube works of the firm first named. There are few mills in which gas Is still used in the heating furnaces, but altogether it has already given away to fully 200,000 bushels of coal daily. The idea that the supply of natural gas would never be exhausted was only entertained for about a year from 1887 to 1888. After that there were many evidences that the supply would not hold out.

During this year there were some firms who became imbued with the idea that all they had to do was to dig a well anywhere and they could soon get enough gas to supply them. There wery few accidents in any of the nulls caused by gas. General Offices The Santa Fe general freight office has in the hands of the printer a short line distance tariff, which is one of the most complete of its kind ever issued. It was compiled by George E. Sheldon, of the tariff department.

W. S. Farnsworth, who has been visiting relatives in the city, returned to Guaymas, Mexv Saturday, Gaw has resigned his position in the passenger department. He is going to northwestern Missouri. R.

L. Zeller, chief clerk at Pueblo station, who has been in the city on business, returned Wednesday. H. I. Smith, F.

C. Gays steno-grapher, left for Oskaloosa, Iowa, Tuesday to visit his parents, W. D. Johnson, room 34, is authorized to solicit and collect subscriptions for the Reporter in the general offices. Ed.

The present winter is a severe one on the poor people in the cities. Help is being asked for in many directions, and the man who is able to meet his bills at the first of each month is one of the lucky number. We hope to see an early spring, that our fuel expenses at least may be cut down. It seems that not only the poor have had trouble to meet their bills, but several business houses have went into the hands of the sheriff in the past few weeks, the cause of which of couise we are not able to explain. Well, boys, how do you like the Reporter by this time? Do you like it well enough to subscribe? If so we will say thst if you cannot afford to subscribe for one year try it for three or six moths, and either call and leave the amount with us at 500 Kansas avenue or hand it to the party who is authorized to collect same in your department.

All persons who are authorized to collect subscriptions their names appear elsewhere in this issue of the Reporter. We shall leave nothing undone to make this an interesting paper for alh the different departments, and all we ask is a little encouragement from you. After this week the paper will be delivered at the houses of all who subscribe on Saturday morning, and will not go to the shops. The company objects to us delivering the Reporter in the yards, and having always treated us kindly, it would be imposing on good nature to continue as we have in the past. We will leave a number of copies at the Y.

M. O. A. roome on Fourth street, where you can get them at any time. ONE WHEEL SLIPS.

Editor Repobter: There has been an argument going on between some of the boys here, and I have heard the same argument before, but never heard of it being satisfactorily settled. The argument is as follows: Suppose an engine to be going around a curve. The wheels are the same diameter and tight on the axle. Now of course the outside wheels have got more ground to cover than the inside wheels. How is it that the outside and inside wheels get around the curve in the same number of revolutions and same time? I have no doubt that a great many of the Reporter readers would like to hear the right solution to the question, so I thought I would write you and ask your opinion about it.

I would like to hear from you so that others might see the principle of it. Fraternally yours, Question, Of course both wheels slip. Ed1 "Illusions in Art, was very ably I bandied by Mr. Blake, and the illustrations which were thrown upon the canvaBS by the aid of an aro light tended to make the leoture a very pleasant and instructive one. Last Saturday evening a joint committee composed of members of the two departments (central and railroad) met at the rooms of the central department to disouss the matter of organizing a class in vocal musio.

This class will be free to all who hold tickets in either of the central departments, and all members who may wish to avail themselves of thisjrivilege are requested to leave their names with the secre. tary. B. and B. Lumber Department.

John Broomenstack and Aleck Wilson are on the sick list. Mr. II. C. Ives has been appointed purchasing agent for this department.

Mr. Ives is a good man and will give satisfaction, The boys are busy handling this years stock, which is coming in fast, and the colored man's voice, "Roll the Blossom is heard frequently. The Modern Woodmen gave a grand ball at their new hall, 704 and 700 Kansas avenue, on the evening of the 17th inst. It was a grand success, there being over 200 present. Every one left satisfied and happy.

The hall is not yet completed, but all were accomodated. A look into the company's lumber yard is interesting to those handling this kind of material, all material being neatly and carefully piled. The general appearance throughout shows good management and economical handling of material. Sixth Street Paint Shop. Jimmy White has returned to work after a spell of sickness.

O. Browns better half returned all right on the morning of the 18th. Wm. Brown has returned to the shops, but is feeling quite badly yet. Quite a number of the shop boys swore off chewing tobacco on New Years.

Wm. Hilt is lying quite sick at home. Charles Miller is acting as foreman for the present. The boys are glad to see the Populist house standing up for Kansas in the right way. Stand firm.

Dont be too friendly with those who want to be so very friendly with you, boys. Look out for the side doors. As Kansas is with the Union, so is the Sixth street paint shop with the other departments always ahead in reform. One would imagine that it was the genuine legislature to see how eagerly the box 6eats are sought after. It surely must be politics, for nothing else would cause such excitement.

Come and join us, boys. Box office open from 6:45 a. to 14:45 p. m. Mill Notes.

Plenty of work in the mill. The new bridge work is making the boys all hustle. Pete Miller, the big sawyer, is still confined at home with sickness. Fred Cole was unable to be at his work Tuesday on account of sick, ness. The carpenters in the coach de-partment are putting in sixty hours per week.

H. C. Dryden, from Urbana, is a visitor at the Capital City the present week. A subscription was taken up the mill for our fellow workman, Peter Johnson. A large grindstone was received this week, and will be put in working order in a few days.

E. Roehr is mourning the loss of a $20 bill, whioh he lost while on his way to work Wednesday morn-ing. T. Weeks has been busy the past week getting out bridge material for two miles of trestle work to be built in New Mexico. James T.

Likens, from Urbana, SHOP NEWS. Coioh Department. Every one is so busy that no one has time to be siolc or be off. Frank Cummins, a former employe in this department, is rustling in the balmy atmosphere of southern California this winter. Quite a number of visitors have been doiilg the shops this week.

Notably among them was Mr. Michael Ileery. It is not at all likely that his visit has any political significance. There will be a meeting of the Railway Employes club on Saturday evening. It is hoped and sired that a full attendance may be had, as business of importance will be presented at this meeting in which every railway employe is in-terested.

Wm. Long, employed in this department, met with a very painful aooident last week by getting his band caught in taking down a pedestal on coach trucks between the pedestal and equalizer. The flesh was torn from the inside of his thumb and the inside of his hand was considerably lacerated. Married Mr. Wm.

Amos and Miss Mattingly, both of Topeka. And so Billy has gone like hundreds before him. The boys all wish him and his better half abundant success and hope the voyage of life may be a very pleasant one to both of them, and if little squalls arise, as they often do, it is hoped it will only make them cling closer to each other, as a good mariner does to his ship. Cabinet Department. Wm.

McCollan got his leg hurt and is off duty. Peter Johnson has been sick and off duty for the past month. The boys in this department raised about $30 for him as a token of their respeot for a brother in distress. Every one is so busy in this department they will not even stop to tell something that might be of im. portance to the Reporter.

We will do better next week. Hope the boys will all subscribe for the Reporter and help the good cause. The paint shops are crowded with cvs, and the boys in that department are on the jump. Nothing un. usual has occurred in this department this week.

Some of the boys should write up that department, as there plenty of men there who could contribute interesting locals each week. Blacksmith Department. John Purcell is suffering with a very sore eye. Miss Retta Russell, of Rochester, is visiting the family of W. M.

Roop. 1 The daughter of Wm. Hazen, blacksmith foreman, is Beriously ill at her home on Madison street. J. O.

Bovey fell on the ice last Sunday while skating and received a cut in the face, which has kept him home all week. A handsome purse was made up and presented to John Brennan, of the blacksmith shop. John has been sick for two months, and the boys take this way of expressing their sympathy for a sick shopmate. R. R.Y.M.C.A.

Notes. The Lincoln family, who are conducting a revival at the Cumberland Presbyterian will lead the meeting at the shops next Thurs-day noon. The intellectual committee of the central department, under the direction of Prof. H. G.

Larimer, chair-man, are about to organize a club, or society, for discussing the situations of the day. Members holding tickets at either association will be eligible to membership in the society, and any wishing to enter should see the secretary, George E. Lerrigo, for further particulars. Thef lecture given by Prof. L.

I. Blake on Wednesday evening at the First Congregational church under the auspices of the M. C. was attended by an intelligent and appreciative audience. The subject, IS THIS? THAT WE CAN SELL ANY BRAND OF HIGH PAT.

FLOUR FOR 95 CENTS? BECAUSE WE BUY IT IN LARGE QUANTITIES. 12 1.00 LBS. BUCKWHEAT FLOUR 25c Any Brand High Pa. Flour, 95c per sack. Any Brand No, 1 Flour 8O0 per sack.

50 Pounds Good Flour 55o per sack. APITAL GROCERY, sob 109 e. etb st s. SPR0AT, Prop. Huttons Yard.

The wreckers have been busy this week. Swan P. Johnson has returned to work after a two weeks sickness. Foreman Hutton has been nursing a severe cold the present week. A 4-year-old son of John Piper is convalesing from an attack of pneu.

monia. Abe Embler has been off three or four days of this week on account of sickness in the family. Fred Garland was unfortunate enough to let a draw bar drop on his foot and suffered the loss of his great toe. The 15-months-old child of Mr. and Mrs.

E. W. Messenger is still very low. It is to "be hoped the little one will be speedily restored to health. One of the car repairers will shortly quit the yards and enter the ministry, having received an appointment to fill the pulpit of a Baptist church in North Topeka.

Chase Co. are selling tne best boots and shoes for the money c-any house in the city. Go and ex amine for yourself. 427 Kansas avenue. There is no man in the employ of the Santa Fe company who is re-spected more by bis men than is Mr.

Hutton, He is a gentleman when, ever and wherever you find him, expects nothing of his men that is unreasonable, but knows what to do and how it is done. JL CAED, Neighbor ot Sunflower Camp No. 556 Thi eard i isswed a a notioe ot ateesement No. 1, now doe; also to notify yon that there will be no notices sent oat by Sunflower Camp No. 636 hereafter, a you will reoeive the official paper about the first of each month telling whether there i an assessment or not.

i L. B. Laoineb, V. C. Joag S.

Bhopbs, Clerk. 3 25c 1 LB. GOOD COOKING In I KA181NS 01 4 LBS. 25c C-fwir-'f permanently cured without OLrlLLlirO caustio, cutting, bougies or sounds. No pain, no exposure.

Patient can use the treatment at home. Rheumatism SURE CURE. The greatest discovery in the annals of medicine. One dose gives relief; a few doses remove fover and pain In joints; a cure In a few days. Bond statement of caso, vlth stamp for circular.

Doctor Henderson 103 and 104 West 9th Street, Kansas City, AIo. The Ol I Reliable Doctor. Oldest In Are, Longest Located. A Regular I Graduate in Medicine. Over Si 7 Years Special Practice.

Authorized by the State to treat CHRONIC. NERVOUS and SPECIAL OISEASES. Cures guaranteed or money refunded. All medicines furnished roady for use. No detention from business.

Patients at a distance treated by mail and express. Medicines sent everywhere, free from gaze or breakage. Charges low. Over 80,000 cases cured. Age and experience are Important.

Stato your case and send for terms. Consultation is free and confidential, either personally or by letter. Seminal Weakness and Sexual Debility, Cnul I potency,) producing losses, plmplos and blotches on the face, rushos of blood to head, pains in back, confused ideas and forgotfulness, basbfulncss, aversion to society, loss of sexual power, loss of manhood. cured for life. lean stop all night losses, restore lost sexual power, restore nerve and brain power, enlarge and strengthen weak parts and make you fit for marriage.

Personally Conducted Excursions TO California. Jack Frost stimnlatos travel. When hetonehes oar ears we think about getting warm. California hae the ideal winter olimate just far enough South to be sunshiny and frostlees, and yet with sufficient tonic in the air. Santa Fe Ronte takes Jack Frosts hint, and has arranged a eerioe ot persona1 ly conducted weekly excursions to California.

Pullman Tourist Sleepers. furnished with bedding? toilet article-, etc leave Chicago and St. LouiB every Saturday even-ing. end leave Kazsse City every Sunday morning- via A. T.

A 8. F. and A. P. line, for Los Angeles and San Francisco, un fast express trains.

Speoial aeents and porters in attendance. Second class tickets honored. A small charge for nseoftonrist sleeper. Everything neat, clean Bed comfortable. Inquire of nearest tioket agent, or write to G.

T. Nicholson, G. P. AT. A Santa Fe Ronte.

Topeka, for a copy of folder describing tbeee excursions. that terrible dlseaso. In nil its forma ond stages cured for 1110. nioou r-oisonlng. Skin Diseases, Ulcers, Swellings, Soros, Gonorrhoea andOloct, nnd all forms of Private Diseases positively cured or money refunded.

fr both sexes, 80 pages, 27 pictures. IUUtv tru0 lixo, with full description of above diseases, the effects ond cure, sent scaled in plain wrapper-for 60. In stamps. Road this little book and answer list of questions, Free Museum of Anatomy thouiiimils of curiosities. Tho I 8 a.

m. to 8 p. m. llfe-Uko models and wax figures dooply Impress tho mind; a school of in-1 Sundays 10 to 12. struotlon a sermon without words.

N. B. have tSOO deaosltsd In ths bank, which I will forfeit for about diseases that I cannot curs..

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