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THE IOLA. REGISTER FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14, 1902
; The Courier
i Of the Czar
By JULES VERNE
"Uciitlctnon," snld Michael Strogofl.
1n a low voice, "yon must not know
"who I nm tier what I cnnio to do In SI
"bcrla. I beg you to respect my secret.
,Do you promfso mo?"
"On my honor," answered Alcldo Joll
"vet ""On my faith ns a gentleman," added
"Very well, gentlemen."
I "Can wo bo of nny use to you?" ask--A
Xlarry lllount. "Would you nvlsh
8 to help you to accomplish your
"I prefer to act alone," said Michael
"But tboso scoundrels have burned
ut your sight," said Alcldo Jollvet.
"I have Nndla, and her eyes sufllco."
Ilalf nn hour late? the raft, after
laving left the little port of Llveultch
mala, was fairly In the river. It was 5
o'clock In the evening. Night was fast
.coming on. It would be very dark and
Tory cold also, for the temperature was
idrcady below zero.
Alcldo Jollvet and Harry Blount, nl
"though they had promised Michael
Btrogoff to" keep his secret, yet did not
lcavo his side. They spoke hi a low
"voice, and the blind man, putting what
lie already knew to what they now told
him, was enabled to form an exact Idea
ef the state of affairs.
Ho was certain that the Tnrtars were
actually Investing Irkutsk and that the
three columns had already formed a
junction. One could not therefore doubt
that the emir and Ivan Ogarcff'wcre
.before tho capital.
But why that haste to arrive there
f the courier of tho czar, now that tho
emperor's letter could no longer bo re
mitted by him to tho grand duke, and
ho did not even know Its contents? Al
elde Jollvet and Harry Blount could
so moro understand than could Nadla.
Besides, they, had not spoken of tho
.past up to the moment when Alcldo
Jollvet thought It his duty'to say to
"Wo almost owe you some excuses
for not having shaken hands with you
before our separation at tho posthouso
"No; you had n right to believe me a
"Anyhow," added Alcldo Jollvet, "you
iavo splendidly whipped" that villain,
rnnd ho will carry tho marhsof 'It a long
"No, not a long time," simply answer
ed Michael Strogoff.
In half an hour after the departure
.'from Llvcnltchnala Alcldo Jollvet and
IHarry Blount had heard all the details
of the cruel trials through which Mi
chael Strogoff nud his companion had
reucccsslvely passed. They could not
Tint openly admire nn energy whlch-tho
tdevotcdness of the 'young girl alono
lad been able to equal. And of Mi
chael Strogoff they had formed the
Tory same opinion which had been so
well expressed by tho czar nt Moscow
ln truth, ho is a manl"
At 8 o'clock nt night, as tho aspect
ef tho sky hnd forewarned them, nn ox--cesslve
darkness enveloped .nil the
country. The moon, being new, would
not rise above tho horizon. From the
middle of tho river tho banks were visl
We. Tho clIfTs at not a great height
"were blended with those heavy clouds
which they displaced with difficulty.
At Intervals a hi-cezo would como from
the east and seem to expire In thnt nar
tow valley of the Angara.
Tho old mariner, lying down on tho
-fore part of tho raft near his men. oc
cupied himself altogether In turning
Bsldo from tho tee blocks, a maneuver
which ho executed without making any
This drifting of tho ice, after all, was
a favorable circumstance as long as It
idld not oppose nn Insurinountablo ob
stacle lu the passage of the raft; for
Indeed this apparatus alone on the free
-waters of tho river would have run tho
risk of being perceived even through
the thick slinde, whereas It was now
confounded with these moving masses
of all sizes and all shapes, and tho din
produced by the grating of tho blocks
drowned all other suspicious noise.
There was a very keen frost. The
fugitives suffered dreadfully from It,
. oiot having nny other shelter but some
"branches of tho birch tree. They press--cd
close to each other lu order 10 better
support tho low temperature, which
during that night had reached 10 de
grees below zero.
Michael Strogoff and Nadla, lying
-down at the back part of tho raft, en
dured without complaint this addition
al suffering. For a man who was reck
- onlng soon to attain his end Michael
Strogoff seemed singularly calm. Be
sides, In the most grave situations his
energy bad never abandoned him. Al
.ready ho looked forward to tho moment
when at last It would bo permitted him
to think of his mother, of Nadla, of
himself. Ue only feared ono last and
-evil chance. It was lest tho raft should
bo absolutely stopped by a barrier of
thick Ice before having reached Ir
kutsk, lie did not think of anything
but that, being, moreover, decided If It
wero necessary to attempt somo su
premo net of daring.
Nndla, refreshed by somo hours of re
pose, had recovered that physical en
crgy which misery had sometimes been
ablo to Bubduo without ever having
shaken her moral energy. Sho was
-thinking also that In cuso Michael Stro
goff should mako a new effort to nttaln
ids end sho must bo there to guide him.
Hut at tho tlmo thnt sho was approach
.Jng Irkutsk tho Imago of her father was
pictured moro vividly In her mind. Sho
caw him lu tho Invested town, far from
-thoso ho cherished, but for sho did
not douut It struggling against tno In
vaders with all the dash of his patrloti
ism. Before ninny hours, If heavon
i hould at length favor them, she would
be In his arms, reciting to him tho last
words of her mother, and nothing
should again scpnratc them.
Tho raft still moved on, unpcrcelvcd,
ntnld the mass of floating Ice.
Up to this tlmo no Tartar detachment
hnd been slgunled on tho high banks
of tho Angara, and this Indicated that
the raft had not ns yet come on a Una
with their outposts.
Mcnnwhllo It was necessary to ma
neuver with moro c.iro lu tho midst of
tho Ice, which was fa at closing.
The old mnrlucr ros.- up, and tho mu
jlks topk up nculu taelr boathooks.
All had as much as they could do, and
tho management of tho rnft became
more and more dlfllcult, for tho bed of
tho river was becoming obstructed.
Michael Strogoff had moved softly to
tho fore pnrt of the raft.
Alcldo Jollvet had followed him.
Both listened to what tho old sailor
aud his men were saying.
"Guard there on tho right!"
"Look! The blocks of Ice aro thick'
cnlng on the loftl"
"Keep it off! Keep It off with your
"BCfore an hour wo shall bo stop
"If God wills It!" replied tho old sail
or. "Against his will nothing can bo
"You hear them?" said Alcldo Jollvet.
"Yes," replied Michael Strogoff, "but
God Is with us."
Meantime the situation became moro
and moro serious. If the rnft oneo
ceased to make headway, the fugitives
would not only never reach Irkutsk,
but they would be obliged to abandon
their lloatlng apparatus, which, crush
ed by tho Ico blocks, would not bo long
In sinking under the waters. The wil
low bindings were already breaking,
tho fir.truuks, violently separated, were
becoming entangled under tho hard
crust, and soon the unfortunate people
would have no other refuge than the
Ice Itself. Then, when daylight should
come, they would be perceived by tho
Tartars and mnssnered without pity.
Mlchncl Strogoff returned to the back
part of the raft, whore Nadla was wait
ing for-hlm. lie approached the young
girt, .he took her hand and, put to her
that Invariable question. . "Nndla, aro
you ready?" to which she answered as
"I am ready."
For. some versts moro the raft con
tinued to make Its way through tho
lloatlng Ice. If the Angara should bo
choked up with Ice, It would form a
barrier, and consequently it would bo
Impossible to follow the current. Al
ready tho .passage down the river was
slower. At every Instant there wero
collisions, or time was lost by having
to make long turnings. Here they must
cscapo landing on tho Ice; there they
must take a narrow pass between It
In fine, many anxious drawbacks.
And noW only a few hours of the
night remained. If the fugitives did
not reach Irkutsk before r o'clock in
the morning, they must give up all
hope of'evcr entering there.
At length, at half past 1, In spite of
nil their united efforts, tho raft struck
against a thick barrier and stopped al
together. Tho Ice which was lloatlng
down tho river cast Itself upon It and
forced It against the obstnele and held
It motionless ns If It had been driven
upon a reef.
At this place the Angara becomes nar
rowed to not moro than half Its normal
breadth; hence tho accumulation of Ice
blocks, which wero by little and little
plied one upon nnothcr under the notion
of the double pressure, which was con
siderable, and of the cold, whoso In
tensity was redoubling. At 500 paces
down tho river ngaln became wide, nnd
lee blocks, detaching themselves by lit
tle and little from the lower edge of that
Held, continued to lloat down to Inkutsk;
hence It Is probable that without that
nawowlngof the banks the barrier would
not have been formed, nnd the raft could
have continued to descend the current.
But the evil was irreparable, nnd tho
fugitives had to give up nil hopo of
reaching the end of their journey. If
they hnd had nt their disposal tho tools
which the whalers usually employ to
open out canals across the (colloids, If
they bixl been able to cut this Hold a
far us tho place where the river be
came wider, perhaps the time would
uot have been wauling, but not a single
saw, not n pickax, nothing with which
to cut the crust, Which tho extreme cold
had rendered as hard ns granite.
Wlmt should they do?
At that moment rillo shots wero heard
on tho right bank of tho Angara. A
shower of bullets was directed upon
the raft. Had tho unhappy men been
perceived'? Evidently, for other deto
nntlons resounded on the left bank.
Tho fugitives, caught between two llres,
became a target for tho Tartar marks
men. Somo wero wounded by these
balls, although In tho midst of tho
great darkness they only fell by chauoc.
"Come, Nadln," whispered Michael
Strogoff In tho ear of the young girl.
Without making nny observation,
ready for everything, Nadla took tho
hnud of Michael Strogoff.
'"I am tlilnldng ot crossing me car
rier," ho said to her In a low voice.
"Guldo me, but let no ono see us leavo
Nadla obeyed. Michael Strogoff and
she gilded quickly over tho surface of
tho icefield In a silence that was broken
aero and there by the firing.
Nadla crept on in front of Michael
Strogoff. Tho balls fell around them
llko a shower of hailstones nnd crashed
upon tho Ice. The surface of the Held,
rugged and with sharp edges, mado
their hands bleed, but still they kept
Ten minutes afterward the lower
border of tho barrier was reached.
Thero tho waters of the Angara again
beenmo free. A few large blocks of
Ice, becoming by degrees detached from
tho Held and lloatlng with the current,
descended tpwnrd tho town.
Iliwiliriiriiri mi m - i- , .mi"1" iu
' Nadln understood what Michael Stro
goff wished to attempt. She saw ono
of those blocks of Ico that was only
held by a nnrrow tongue.
"Come," said Nadln.
And both lay down on this morsel of
Ice, which a slight rdeking loosened
from the barrier.
Tho block began to moko Its way
down the river. The river Itself be
came wider, nnd the rout was free.
Michael Strogoff aud Nadla could
hear tho flrlug ot guns, tho cries of dis
tress, the shouts of the Tnrtars that
made themselves heard up the river.
Thou little by llttlo those cries of deep
ungul'sh nnd of ferocious joy wero lost
in the distance.
"Oh, thoso poor companions!" whis
For half an hour the current quickly
carried along the block of Ico which
was bearing Michael Strogoff and Na
dln. At every moment they fonrpd that
they might sink under the water. Be
ing enuglit In the stream, It followed
the middle of the river, and It would
not he necessary to clvo It nn obllquo
direction until there was question of
making for the quays of Irkutsk.
Michael Strogoff, with his teeth set
nnd his cars ready to catch tho least
soiiud, did not titter a single word.
Never wns he so near attaining his
cud. He felt that he was about to suc
Toward 2 o'clock In the morning a
double row of lights lit up the somber
horizon on the two bunks of the An
gara. On the right wns the glare from tho
lights of Irkutsk, on the loft tho flrci
of tho Tartar camp.
Michael Strogoff was not moro thun
half a verst from tho city.
"At Instl" whispered he.
But suddenly Nndla gave a cry.
At that cry Michael Strogoff rose up
from the block, which been me very un
steady. Ills hand stretched out toward
the head of the Augara. Ills face, all
lit up with the reflections of blue lights,
became terrible to look at, and then, as
though his eyes had been reopened to
the light, he cried:
"AJi, God himself is against us!"
IIKITSK. capltnl of east
ern Siberia, lias In ordi
nary times a population
of 30,000 souls. A high
hill o solid rock, skirting
the r Ir lit bank of the Au
gara, serves as a splen
did position for Its churches, crowned
by a high cathedral, and for Its houses,
built in picturesque disorder along its
Scon from a certain dlstnnce, from
tho top of the mountain which runs
nlong the great Siberian route nt n dis
tance of some twenty versts, with its
domes nnd belfries. Its graceful spires,
like those of minarets, Its spiral domes,
It has a somewhat orlcntnl appearance.
But thnt oriental appearance vanishes
from tho eyes of tho traveler from the
moment he enters the town. The town,
half Byzantine, half Chinese, becomes
nt once European by its macndnmlr.ed
streets, bordered with sldownlks, with
their rows of gigantic birch trees, by
its brick and wooden houses, some of
which have several stories, by Its ninny
splendid equipages In line, by the
whole body of Its Inhabitants being
very advanced In tho progress of civ
ilization, nnd to which the latest fash
ions of Paris arc not nt all strangers.
At that epoch Irkutsk, refuge for the
Siberians of the province, was crowded.
It abounded lu resources of every kind.
Irkutsk Is the emporium for nil that
countless merchandise which is ex
changed between Chinn, central Asia
nnd Europe. They did not fear to
draw there, the peasants from the val
ley of tho Angara, the Mongols-Klml-Urn,
people from Touugouzo and Bou
ivt, nnd to allow the wilderness to
stretch out between tho Invadors nnd
Irkutsk Is tho resldeuoe of tho gov
ernor general of eastern Siberia. Un
der him Is a civil governor, In whoso
hands Is concentrated the administra
tion of tho province, a head of the po
lice, who lias a great deal to do In a
town where exiles aooutul, nnd lastly
n mayor, one of tho leading merchants,
an important personage by bin Im
mense fortune nud by tho Inllucnco
which lie has over his fellow citizens.
The garrison of Irkutsk wns then
composed of a regiment, of foot Cos
sa'jks, which numbered about 12,000
men, a body of foot gendarmes, who
wore the helmet and blue uniforms
striped with silver.
Besides, it is known that on account
of particular circumstances the brother
of tho czar had been shut up In the
town since tho commencement of the
Thnt situation must bo given In de
tail. It was a Journey of political Impor
tance thnt had led the grand duko Into
those dlstnut provinces of eastern Asia.
Tlie grand duke, nftcr having visited
tho principal cities of Siberia, traveling
In military rather than princely style,
without any retinue, escorted by a de
tachment of Cossacks, had gone even
as far as the countries beyond tho Bal
kan mountains. Nlcholaevsk, tho last
Ilusslan town which 1b situated on tho
shores of tho sea of Okhotsk, had been
honored by his visit.
Having reached the boundaries of tho
Immeris'o Muscovite empire, tho grand
duke wns returning to Irkutsk, from
whence ho would soon return to Eu
rope, when tho news reached him of
that Invasion, which wns as sudden as
It was menacing. Ho hastened to re
enter tho capltnl, hut when ho arrived
there communication with Russia had
been cut off. He BtlU received a few tel
grams from St. Petersburg nnd Mos
cow, lie could oven answer them.
Afterward tho wire was cut under tho
circumstances already known to tho
Irkutsk was Isolated from tho rest of
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cumstances Incontestable proofs.
News of the taking of lehlm, of
Omsk, of Tomsk, came successively to
Irkutsk, They could not count on be
ing soon relieved, but they must pre
vent nt all price the occupation of tho
capital of Siberia. The few troops scat
tered over the province of Amur and
thoso In tlie governim of Irkutsk
could not arrive lu still. ' ut numbers
to arrest the Tartar coin h. Besides,
bIiico Irkutsk could not slbly escape
being Invested, It was ,.' the utmost
Importance to put tlie town In a posi
tion to sustain n siege ot some length.
Those works were begun on tlie day
on which Tomsk fell Into the hands of
the Tartars. At the same time ns that
last news the grand duke loarned that
the emir of Dokbnra aud the allied
khans were directing the movement lu
person, but what he did not know was
that the lieutenant of those barbarous
chiefs wns Ivan Ogareff, a Itusslan olll
cer whom he himself hnd cashiered.
From the first, as has been seen, the
Inhabitants of the province of Irkutsk
hnd been ordered to abandon' the towns
nnd villages. Those who did not seek
refuge In the capital were compelled to
retire beyond Lake Baikal, to where
the Invasion would not likely extend Its
ravages. The crops of corn and forage
wero requisitioned for the town, aud
that last rampart of Itusslan powor lu
tho extreme east was prepared to re
sist for some time.
Irkutsk, founded In 1011, Is tltttnted
nt the confluence of the Irkut nnd the
Angara, on the right bank of tho river.
Two wooden bridges, built on piles nnd
so arranged ns to open the whole width
of tho river for tho necessities of navi
gation, joined the town with Its out
skirts which extended nlong the left
bank. The outskirts were nbandoned,
the bridges destroyed. Tho passage of
the Angara, which was very wide at
that place, would not have been possi
ble under the lire of the besieged. But
the river could le crossed either above
or below the town, aud ns a conse
quence Irkutsk wns in dnnger of being
attacked on the east side, which no
It was, then, lu works of fortification
thnt the hands were llrst employed.
They worked day nnd night. The grand
duke found a spirited population lu
supplying that need, and afterward he
found them most brave in Its defense.
Soldiers, merchants, exiles, pensants.
all do voted themselves to the common
safety. Eight days before the Tnrtars
had appeared on the Augara ramparts
of inrt1i linil hi'fin rnUnil. A innnr.
Hooded with the waters of the Angara,
had been dug between the Inner rind
cuter wall of the formication. The
city could no longer be taken by a sud
den assault. It must bo Invested nud
The third Tartar column thnt which
hnd ascended the valley of tho Yeni
sei nppenred In sight of Irkutsk on the
IMth of September. It Immediately oc
cupied the abandoned outskirts, of
which thu very houses had been de
stroyed lu order not to Impede the ac
tion of the archduke's artillery, which
was unfortunately very lusulllclcut.
The Turtars organized themselves
whllo waiting the arrival of tho two
other columns which were commnnded
by tho emir nnd his allies.
Tlie junction of these divers corps
took placo on the 25th of September nt
the camp of Angara, nnd all the army,
except tho garrisons left In the princi
pal conquered towus, was concentrated
under tho orders of Feofur-Khnn,
Tho passage of the Angara having
boon regarded by I van Ogareff as Im
practicable before Irkutsk, a strong
body of troops crossed at some versts
down the river on some bridges of
bonts which had boon established for
that purpose. The grand duko did not
attempt to oppose that passage. Ho
could only have harassed them without
preventing It, not having any field
pieces at his disposal, and this Is tho
reason ho remained cooped up In Ir
kutsk. Ivan Ogareff, n clover engineer, wns
certainly ablo to dlroct the operations
of a regular siege, but ho had not tho
material to carry forward his opera
tions quickly. So ho had hoped to sur
prise Irkutsk, tho end of all his efforts.
Ono can sco that things had turned
out othcrwlso than ho had reckoned.
On the ono hand, tho march of tho Tar
rrrriH I jBtiffiTP
eS f" 'ftffifj
tar nrujy delayed by the battle of
Tomsk; on tho other, tho rapidity with
which the works of defense hnd been
carried on by tho grand duke. For
these two reasons his projects hnd fail
ed. Ho found himself therefore under
tho necessity of cnrrylng on a regular
Meanwhile by his advice tho emir at
tempted twice to tako tho town nt the
price of a great sacrifice of men. Ho
throw the soldiers against the earth
works which seemed to present some
weak points, but the two assaults were
repelled with the greatest courage. The
grand duke nud his o Ulcers did not
spare themselves on that occasion.
They led the civil population to the
ritinpnrts. Civilians nnd mtijlks did
their duty rcmurknbly well. At the
second assault the Tartars had succeed
ed In forcing ono of tho gntes of the
town. A fight took place at the be
ginning of the prlnelpnl Htreot, the Bob
chain, which Is two versts In length
and terminates ut the banks of tho An
gara. But the Cossacks, the gendarmes
nud the citizens opposed to them n
strong resistance, and tho Tartars had
to return to their positions.
Ivnn Ogareff tlMiuglit then of trying
to win by treachery what force could
not give him. Ills project, It Is known,
was to make nis way alone into tun
town nd present himself boforo the
grond duke with home plausible tale
to wis I'.t confidence nnd when the mo
ment enmo to deliver one of tho gntes
1o the besiegers; afterward, that done,
to glutUils veugennce on the brother of
(To bo Continued)
New Kimllof Uiih
It Is claimed that in the very near
future tho ocean trip tojEuropo will be
made In four days without "coal, and
at half tho present cxpenbo of fuel to
drlvo tho ocean steamer. Tills Is to bo
mado possiblo by the utilization of a
now process of burninpn little petrol
eum with 8.1J per cent ollred-hot com
A llttlo discoveryjlwhich Jhns been
patented Is ulleged to have solved tho
problem of making non-exploslvo gas
out of petroleum aniljalr, which burns
llko oxygen, and which a child can uso
and control without tho slightest dan
ger of oxploslon or suffocation. This
now process Is the discovery of nn
eastern engineer, and by It common
kerosene 'oil orallne distllllato Is
mixed with compressedlhot air, form
ing a gas. Just as tblslgas enters tho
lirobox of tho engine, (through small
pipes Inclosed within otherlpipes pas
sing over gas jots, It becomes so hot
that overy trace of molsturo Is expell
ed, and nt that instant it becomes dry
gas, which will not explode.
Thtsls the gasthatjbursts into llamo
as it Hows from thousands ot little
needle points in the pipes lying in tho
furnnco grate. J Such flerco beat is
gonorated thnt water 1b converted Into
steam almost iDstantly.Jt.lt is claimed
that by this newjprocess a full head
of gas mayZbo lurnedJinU) a red hot
furnace undtlierowlllbo no explosion;
that it Is a dry, non-exploslvo gas,
having power enough to run tho heav
iest machinery, If yet ns;harmlesB as
It is understood that a navul engi
neer detailed by theJUnltcd States gov
ernment Ib now looking intotbeclaims
put forward in behalf of thistnew pro
cess. Without an absoluto verifica
tion of thoso claims It is dilllcult to bo
llovo all tho statements mado about
tho process. InJJa recent experiment
mado with crudejpetroleum, 1,800 gal
lons wero required tolrun tho locomotive-
nnd train filO miles, but by this
now process it is averred that tho samo
run could bo inudcwith 100 gallons of
ordinary lamp oil, with compressed
air, thus reducing tho expense to an
olghteoiithjof tin- amount actually ex.
Pending alfull investigation of tho
claims putjforwnrd, it is Impossible
to dogmatize regarding tho matter of
ocean steamers using this or that pro
cess in the utilization of oil as fuel.
To oil mon it is sullloiently gratifying
to know that ocean steamers aro being
equipped to burn erudeoll, and doubt
less if this new process is all that it is
claimed to be, it will bo generally
adopted. In any eus,o it necessitates
no groat expense in altering tho fire
boxes, andjthoso used for tho crude
oil, with very small change, will an
swer also? for this latest process of
burning dry gas. Los Angelos Times.
ThcZAllen County llortlcultral.
Tho Allen county Hnrtloultrnl so
ciety will hold their Febru ry meeting
on Friday 14th at tho G. A. R. hall,
Iola with picnlo dinner. Tho follow
ing subjects will be discussed:
Essny 11. F. l'anooust "Shall wo plant tho
HenDiivln apple or something hotter?"
Eusaj-).;!!. D.SmeUer"Is tho Elberta
peach the most denlruble variety to plant In
Knsiiy J. It, rernus"Can wo not tlnil
varieties ot grapes better ami moro profitable
to plant than the Coiieonlla?"
II. V. I'ancoabt, Secretary.
Zluc Smelter For Pueblo.
A dispatch from Pubblo, Colorado,
says that C, B. Sohmldt, ngeii' for tho
Suburban Land Si Improvement Co.,
Is in recolpt of advices from New
York that tho last deed In tho transfer
of tho 400 acres of land recently pur
chased by theUnltod States Ana
Smelting Company, are on Itholr way
Dtoenvor for tho final signatures.
Mr. Sohmldt Swill go to Dcnvor in a
day or so to arrange tho final details,
and then it v t 1 1 a question of but a
short tlmo until'ground 1b broken for
Pueblo's nowlSl, 000,000 zinc smoller.
Neural u ilTMSf
A TRUK HFRfTirir Iff A If.
I Borethront. HcftiiArho tb nilmitntt. Tnnih.
cue u minincj, uoia Hores.rcioim.ete te.
'-uoian," Forming Fcvora, GRIP.
I CURES ANY PAIN INSIDE OH OUl
bcalen. The Mc. Ue bj null eoc. Krwlol jT.V.
ill in n in iiiiiiT mi mi i
For salo by O. II, Hpencer,
CEO. W. COX, Ml. D.
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON
Examination nnd DlRgnodn ol obicare .
DISEASES and INJUK1K8
mado with the aid ol X-RAYS. AlBoElcotrc
whcrapoutlo ttoatmant with X-RAY nachlao
DR. J. E. CHASTAIN
ha reopened Ida olBec, over Mrs. Tumor
Mi oncry More, on Went Madison Avenue-
CIVC HIM A CALL
and dkalkr in
Everything Csunlly Found in a Firsft
Class Ilnrness Shop.
O. M. NIUOD
MASON & NELSON
Buy and Sell
Make Lonns on Funm Property
And Write Inrvrance. . . .
Taxes paid and ronts collooted fox
non-reaidontB. Otllce: Room 1, Coo
IOLA, - KAN8Ar3.
J. R. MILLER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
10 EA8T MADISON AVENUE
aouTH aiDE aounc OLA, KANSAS
I'lrst Published Jan. 24 1902.
Notice ot Final Settlement.
II, A. Ewlwr. Attorney.
The SUteof Kurims, I .
Allen County. f8
In the Probate court In and for said county.
In the matter of the estate ot Seth Ter,
Creditors and all other persons Interested In
tho aforesaid estate, are hereby notllled that r
shall npply to tho Probate court, In und tor
snld county, sitting ut tho court house. In Iola,
county ot Allen, state ot Kansas, on the 28th.
day of l'ebruary A D, 1902 for a full and final
settlement of said estate.
Sarah Jane. Orady. Administrator ot the
estate of Seth Tozer deceased.
January 18th, 1002.
(First Published January 17, 1902.)
Public notice Is hereby Klrcu that thero has
been tiled In the ofllce, of tho Olcrk of the
District Court of Allen County. In the State
of Kansas, a petition sluned bv more than
two-thirds of tho legal voters of the city of
(las In said county, praying that the naraa of
said "City of Gas" be chanced to tho "City of
Taylor" und that said petition wlllbo presented
to, and heard by, said Court at District Court
room Inthii City of Iola, In said State, nt 1
o'clock P. M, on the l"lh day of l'cb 1902, orna
soon thereafter as the Court can hear the
A'ttT.ST: S C llltP.WhTr.K.
Clerk of District Court.
(Skai.) CAMPl:iJ,- ClOSHOHN,
Attorneys for Petitioners
Illchcr in Quality than most
Compnro them with older Cigars and
ou f.'nJ goad reasons Isr their costing
the dealer wore than other brands
FRANK V. ICHIS, KORU.Hl.
ORIGINATOR TIN FOIL SMOKER rACKAGE
Mr. Wheeler (Jot Kid of His Rheuma
tism. "During tho wlntor of 1808 I was so
larao in ray joints, in fact all over my
body, that I could hardly hobblo
around, when I bought a bottle of
Chamberlain's Pain Ualin, From tho
first application I began to get woll,
nnd was cured and have worked stead
ily all the year. U. Wheeler, North
wood. N. Y." For sale by W. L'
Crnbb & Co., Campboll & Burrol.
Mr A. It. Meyer Hero
Mr. A. R. Moyor, president of tho
American Smelting and Refining Com
pany, arrived Saturday and will
spend a short time in the city. Mr.
Meyer has boon hero before and has
taken a deep interest in tho industries
In this section, as ho Is an. expert in
smelting himself. His presont visit Is
supposed to bo chlolly a trip to look
over tlio acid works, which as reported
some tlmo ago, has b.eon morgeu with
tho American Chomlcnl Company, with
a plant at Kansas City, Of which be is
For Stomach Troubles
'Ihavo taken a groat many differ
ent medicines for btomnoh trouble nnd
constipation," says Mrs. S, Golgorof
Dunkorton, Iowa, "but never had as
good results from nny as from Cham
berlain's Stomach &Livor Tablets."
For saloby V. L. Cralib fc Co. , Camp
boll & Burroll.
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