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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, 1IOXDAY EVENING; MAY 8,1899.
( ' sia Radway'sReady Relief instanly relieves Bid soon curs Cold. Coufths. sore Throat. The Grip." Influenza. Bronchitis, Pneumonia. Swelling of the Joints. I.arn- t-ajro. Inflammations. Coneestions. Eheu mutism. Neuralgia. Chilblains. Headache. Toothache. Asthma. Cures the worst pains in from one to twenty nv.nutes. RADTVATS READY RELIEF No matter how- violent or excruciating the pain the Rheumatic. Bftind.l-n. In firm. Crippled. Nervous. .Neura!;:c or prostrated with disease may sutler. Ka.l waVs Ke-idv Relief will afford instant ease. Fifty cents a bottle. Sold by all drug gists. Bo Sure to Get "Kad way's." 3TKISS0N" SCORES II ANN A. Declares He is the "Old Kan of the Sea" to President McKinley Cleveland. O.. May S. Ex-Mayor Mc Ki son today discussed Senator Han na's statement in a recent interview that he was not a factionist. McKisson paid Hanna was to blame for all the factional troubles in the Republican party here. "'In his own mind." he sail. -Hanna believes that any man who does net bow- to Hannaism. bi.ssism and boodleism ia against the national administration and President McKin ley. He objects to the opposition of the people because he is for Hanna and, Hanna alone: because he thinks that he is the whole Republican party and the sum total of the national adminis tration. -Every one who speaks out truthful ly about him "S considered an enemy of the administration. Hanna today is at the head of a syndicate, composed of himself and other corporations, who sro seeking to put the entire business of the country on a trust basis and to make all the ends of the government subservient to the trust of which they are the head. "The time has come when Mark Hanna and his trust associates must be eliminated from the politics of this country, not or.iy for the welfare of the administration but the welfare of the Republican party and the citizens of the country as well. " I have every reason to believe that President McKinley has Ion?: ago be come disgusted with the tactics of this -would-be boss cf creation and is seek ing an early opportunity to rid the ad ministration of his influence. "This Hanna combination, however, has so deeply interwoven itseif into all the different branches of the govern ment that I believe even the president wiil be powerless to act. and that nothing- short of the power of the people will be able to overthrow- them." NATIONAL LEAGUE. grrAr c.Ajira. Score hv innings: Cincinnati 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 05 St Lou; 0 0 0 10 0 0 i) 34 Ba:teri-s St. Louis. Powell and Blake; Cincinnati. Breitenstein and Peitz. WESTERN LEAGUE. AT ST. PAUL. Score bv Innings: S. Paul 0 0 4 2 4 4 0 0 14 Kansas Citv 0 ) 0 l) 0 il 0 0 0 Batteries-St- Paul. McOill and Spies; Kansas Citv, Pardee. Egan and Wilson. AT MINNEAPOLIS. Pcore bv inrjinss: P.HEj iMir.near.ons 4 u l l n b i-t to i Milwaukee 000010000 I 6 5 Batteries Minneapolis. McNeeiy and Dixon; Milwaukee. Hart. Reidy and Speer. AT DETROIT. Score by Innings: R H E De-roit 2000220 2 " 13 5 Indianaoolis 1 3 0 10 14 3 IZ 10 2 Batteries Detroit. Frisk. Buelow and Andrews; Indianapolis, Keilum and Ka li oe. LOIE'S NEW DANCE. Paris "Wild Over It "While a Great Man Kisses Her. Paris, May 8. Loie Fuller, "who goes to London in a few days with new dance effects, gave an entertainment last night which was certainly the unique thing of the present Paris sea son. The Ouesto represented science, art. literature and drama. Toward mid nieht they w-re invited to the garden, w here presently a cherubic-looking fig ure, dressed in vaporous, trailing gar ments, descended, or rather seemed, to float, downstairs. The figure pased into the garden, se lecting a smooth patch of lawn lighted by a pale moon and by yellow Chinese lanterns, and began a mixture of skirt, serpentine and Turkish dance. It was a wild sucess. Even the great Chinese representative in his yellow rid ing habit was carried off his feet. Ben jamin Constant, the famous painter, in tiis excess of enthusiasm, pressed a couple of sounding kisses on the cheeks of the fair Loie. MORRILL'S BOWLING ALLEY Ez-Governor Having Trouble "With Hiawatha City Council-Ex-Governor Morrill is having trouble w ith the city council of his home town, Hiawatha. He and a man named Ruley are interested in a bowling alley Gov ernor Morrill furnishes the building and Ruley furnishes the alley and runs it. The city council at a recent meeting, by a vote of 6 to 2, refused to grant a new license for the bowling al!-y and decided that the institution should close "n May 15. Now. it is said. Governor Morrill claims that the action of the council is confiscating his property. A. strong influence is being brought to bear on the council to have it reconsider its vote on the license and grant it after all. OUTBIDS EUROPE. American Bridge Firm Gets Contracts AU Over the World. Philadelphia, May S. The Phoenix Bridge Works of Phoenixville has just contracted with representatives of the Japanese government to build a large steel bridge for the Imperial railroad cf Japan. The contract was secured after a sharp competition v. itn a num ber of the leading bridge building firms of Europe. The company has also contracted to build a number of steel bridges and viaducts for railroads in Brazil. Can ada. Central America and Peru, be sides building twelve steel railroad bridges for the Eastern Chinese rail road, the southeaster terminus of the Great Transsiberian railroad now being built by the Russian government. Hough Riders Reunion. Chicago. May 8. Postmaster Charles TJ. Gordon, who is the chairman of the general committee of the Chicago autumn festival, announces that Col. Roosevelt's regiment of Rough Riders will have their first reunion in Chicago Is October, - - FARMSTOR POOR. Experiment of Booth-Tueker at Holly, Colorado. W. E. Cnrtis Tisits the Salva tion Army Colony. AX EXTIKE SUCCESS. Started With Twentj-six Fam ilies From Chicago. Solving a Great Problem in a Small Way. In his latest letter to the Chicago Rec ord, Mr. W. E. Curtis happily describes life in the Salvation army colony at Holly, Cob, just across the Kansas line. He says: Out on the arid plains of Colorado, on the Santa Fe railroad, just across the Kansas line. Commander Booth-Tucker of the Salvation army in a small way is solving the great problem that will perplex the next century even more than it has the last, and his efforts de serve the admiration and support of everybody who is interested in the wel fare of his fellowmen. Three millions of poor people, according to Commander Booth-Tucker, "are rotting and fester ing in the tenements of our great cities. They constitute our Israel in Egypt. Their numbers increase with a rapidity that threatens to make the disease of pauperdorn as chronic and severe in our land as in the oldest civilization of the western world. "A year ago I formulated the theory of deliverance as follows." he says. "Place the waste labor on the waste land by means of waste capital, and thereby convert this trinity of modern waste into a trinity of production. I pointed out that the centripetal forces of pur great centers of civilization which are absorbing the masses of our population must be countemcted by centrifugal forces of equal strength. I argued that if the $50,000,000 now spent annually by our nation in merely af fording temporary relief to this social sore should be devoted to the planting of the 3.000.000 of cur surplus population upon say 6.00O.000 acres of fertile soil, the following results, among others, would be obtained: Their labor would produce annually from the land at least S120.000.000 worth of food for the con sumption of their families. The value of the land would increase from 50 to 100 per cent, thereby affording an abun dant security for the investment of the capital, which would be repaid within a period of ten years with interest. The tax-consumers would be converted into tax-producers, and an enormously in creased demand would be created for the produce of our city manufactures, while the dead weight of their taxes would be simultaneously lightened by the removal of the terrible incubus of a vast pauper population." In seeking a practical experiment of his theory. Commander Booth-Tucker laid his plans before Paul Morton, one of the vice presidents of the Santa Fe railroad, who promptly recognized its value and offered whatever encourage ment and assistance that railway could give. James A. Davis, industrial com missioner of the Santa Fe company, took Commander Booth-Tucker and a party of officials) of the Salvation army over the line of that road in Mr. Mor ton's private car as far west as Wins low, Ariz., visiting nearly all of the many sections where irrigation systems are in operation. A few weeks later a committee composed of two officials of the Salvation army who are exper ienced farmers and two Irrigation ex perts visited several of the locations that had been reported upon favorably by the commander's party. They de cided that a little spot in the Arkansas valley near the boundary line between Colorado and Kansas, upon the lands of the Great Plains Water company, .was the most desirable. Commander Booth-Tucker made a favorable contract with that company, upon which he ob tained an option upon all of the land that might be needed for a colony at the rate of $22. 50 an acre, with a per petual water right and a contract to furnish all the water needed for an an nual assessment of 25 cents an acre. This is a reduction of about 20 per cent from the ordinary price of lands, and eleven years' time was allowed for pay ment. On these terms the Salvation army people took one section, or 640 acres of land, which has since been increased by half a section, making a total of 960 acres, a few rods from the track of the Santa Fe railroad. They call it Fort Amity, and a station will be built there as soon as the business will justify it. Then came the great question a? to whether people who were failures in a great city could be induced to do the work and endure the hardships required of suc cessful pioneers in a new country. Plenty of disheartened souls were willing to try. and when an advertisement was in-ertd in the War Cry at Chicago more than 500 EXCELLENT RESULTS. They Have Resulted In a Steady Gain of Popularity. People Who Are Ever Beady to Kec ommend What Has Done Them Much Good. The people of Topeka feel very grate ful for the great benefit they have re ceived from the use of Morrow's Kid-ne-oids. the great remedy for back ache, dizziness, sleeplessness, nervous ness and ail diseases arising- from the kidneys. Morrow's Kid-ne-oids cure where other remedies have' failed and the people of Topeka have not been slow to find this out. and they add their testimony that their friends may know what to get and get cured. C. X. Ela. No. 916 Wuiney street, re affirms his statement about Morrow's Kid-ne-oids curing him. It has been nearly two years since Mr. Ela used Kid-ne-oids for kidney ailments and in flammation of the bladder and he now says. March. 1S9. that there has been no return of the old trouble. He for merly suffered with a. severe backache as well as inflammation of the bladder and he had great difficulty in urinating, and pain in the kidneys. The urine when standing awhile would get thick, but two boxes of Kid-ne-oids have cured him sound and well. Morrow's Kid-ne-oids are not pills, but Yellow Tablets and sell at fifty cents a. box at Swift & Holliday's drug store. Mailed on receipt of price. Manufac tured by John Morrow & Co., Chemists, Springfield, Ohio. TtiAn. -with families, applied for member ship in the volony. It was proposed to limit to numbfr to thirty fajniliea so that each might have a tract of twenty acres and to srlert the best men who applied with the view to versatility and adapt ability such as seemed likely to be the most enduring: and the most energetic. All applicants were required to fill blank forms with information as to their antece dents and experience and bring certiScates of physical and moral soundness. On April 15. the colony started from Chicago in charee of Thomas Holland, an Englishman, holding the rank of colonel in the Salvation Arm v. Mr. Holland came to this country in li from London to work in the slums of New York, as for seven teen, years he had been working in the stums of London under the persona! di rection of General Booth. Accompanying Mr. Holland were the following colonists with their families: George Cole, carpenter. "Waltham. irass; Frank McAbee. dry goods clerk. Alliance, O. : James Burrows, restaurant keeper, Denver: George Rupp, motorman: Henry Newman. carpenter; Walter Baldwin, bricklayer: Robert Frewing, tlascerer; Iavid Coker. painter: Robert Newman, carpenter: Arthur Patterson, news dealer; Elmer Cox. expressman: George Thomas, expressman: James Childs. railroad clerk; Eric Erickson, street railroad conductor; Gustave Craig, farmer, and William Red dick, laborer. Unless otherwise indicated these are all from Chicago. Thse people were after ward joined by James Dean, motorman, Denver; Albert Srimsort. farmer, Kearney, Kan.; John Arketh. Pueblo. Salvation Army officer: James Bennett. blackmi: h. Holly: Elmer Harris. laborer. Holly; Charles Cash, laborer. Holly, and two or three others whose names I could not ob tain, making a total of twenty-six fami lies and about 100 people all told. Several freight cars loaded with house hold effects, lumber and tools had been sent on in advance, also a supply of food, extra clothing, hardware and other es sentials, so that they were ready to begin work at once. "On the ISth day of April." said W. M. "Wiley, manager of the water company at Holly, "eighteen families arrived at what hits since been named 'Fort Amity.' The weather was horrible. One of the peculiar spells of weather to which the arid regrion is subject overtook them immediately upon, their arrival and it rained constantly for two weeks. The roads were muddy and no houses were built. Their home was in tents on the bald prairie and every ob stacle presented itself to these 'tender feet.' "To the amazement of the old settlers, not a moment of a day was lost, but through the rain and mud the material for their houses was constantly hauled out to the site and the bad weather was laughed at. To such an extent was this done that it was a common remark of the old and successful farmers in the country that few of them would have worked with the vigor and energy that these people showed through such weath er. The confidence aroused by this enercry has been cemented with time, until today the o!d set:Iers of the country look on the Salvation Army colony with the high est regard, and its officers and members have been elected by the surrounding farmers to offices of trust and prominence In their farmers' societies and institutes. The ranchmen and cowboys no lonirer make fun of the Salvation Army colony. As Mr. Wiley says, they recognize not onlv a great success but a purpose also, and give the colonists their hearty and cordial support. The colonists are not ail members of the army. Colonel Holland tells me that few belonged to that organi zation when they left Chicago. The col onization movement is intended to include all worthy poor who sem qualified to undertake farm life on the frontier and are willing to submit to the discipline of the army. The section and a half belonging- to the colony was divided into ten-acre tracts and a family placed upon each alternate tract, the land being sold to them at cost price. $22.51 an acre, on eieven years' time. No payment is expected the first year. The second year nothing is expected" but two years' interest at the rate of 5 per cent. The third year the regular install ments bgin and continue for nine years, although a colonist has the option of an ticipating his payments if he chooses to do so and getting a clear title to his home. It is proposed to sell the vacant alternate tracts to the people whose land adjoins them, but it is believed that ten acrps is enough for an inexperienced farmer to . beein or. All the expenses of the journey 1 from Chicago, a considerable part of the ou-ni. tne tools, tne implements, the ma terials for the houses, and. in fact, ail the capital invested in the colony, was ad vanced by the Salvation Army, and is to be repaid in installments, with 6 per cent interest. Commander BoothTucker does not believe in direct charity. He thinks it diminishes self-respect as well as self reliance. The more you do for a man the less he will do for himself. Upon each allotment a pretty one-story frame cottage was built. The work was all done by colonists, assisting each other. The several carpenters directed the labors of their neighbors and in return received assistance from them. There is no neater group of houses in Colorado, and no more contented commun ity in the world. Nearly every one has written to friends urging them to join the next colony that comes out. and those I talked with were enthusiastic over their success and the pleasures they enjoy. It was difficult for some of them to find words to express their emotions. Only one has returned east, and he. James Har rington, of Cleveland, was reluotantlv compelled to go because his mother, an aged widow, wanted to spend her last days with him and was too ill to be re moved to Colorado. The children espec ially have thrived, and vou can not rind a sturdier lot of little chaps in all the world than the pale-ficed and hungry urchins that left the alley of Chicago only a year ago. In the center of the village is a neat and convenient schoolhouse. where Miss Sadie Gunnison, daughcer of a Denver editor, who formerly lived in Iowa, presides, and is teaching about forty young ideas how to shoot. It is a regular district school and is said to be the best in the county. She has a piano in the schoolhouse. eives music lessons to her pupiis after school hours, plays for the amusement of their parents during the long winter evenings, acts as librarian in ch.iree of a fine lot of books that look as if they were studi ously read, and is a guide, cor.tidante and friend to all the women in the colonv. The schoolhouse is used for religious services every Sunday under the direction of Colonel Holland, and occasional preach ing by a Methodist circuit preach. -r who serves several congregations in this sec tion. It is also the headquarters of the Farmers institute. A debating society meets every two weeks and discusses the great questions that are interesting the rest of the universe, and twice a month there is a social gatherinsr. wirh occa sional entertainments, in which not onlv the colonists, but ail the people in the neighborhood, take part. Each colonist has two horses, one cow and several hoss. and started with twenty-four chickens. Each has planted two acres of fruit trees and little patches of berries and flowers, which the women look after. A creamery plant has been pur chased in common and is now producing enough butter to supply the local demand The first crops were raised in common and consisted of seventy-five acres of cantaloupes, which were shipped east and sold at eood prices: rifty acres of beans, a similar amount of onions, beans.- cab bage and turnips, and fodder crops to keep the live stock through the winter. This srring each man is "taking cite of his own allotment and is nlantirsr ir a he pleases, but all are working under the general direction of Colonel Holland, who has shown great tact and executive abil ity, and to whom the prosperitv and con tentment at Fort Amitv is largelv di e WILLIAM E. CURTIS. POLICEMEN" BARKED From Any Connection With Politics in New York. Albany. N. Y.. May 8. Governor Roosevelt has signed a. bill passed by the legislature providing that any per son connected with the police force from commissioner down to patrolman who shall use his official power either for or against any political party shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. The bill pro hibits promotions for political reasons, contributions to or collections for politi cal funds, and forbids any member of the police force from being a member of any political club. Tell Your Grocer to bring you Gypsy Queen Baking Powder next time. It's the best you can get. and besides it's made in Topeka. RAILR0AD NEWS. The Death of C. M. Higginson . Will Probably Leare A Permanent Vacancy 'In the Santa Fe Personnel. HIS WORK COMPLETED Has Placed the Great System on a Sound Basis Of Economy, as Far as Consist ent or Possible. The death of Mr. C. M. Higginson, for the past three years assistant to President Ripley of the Santa Fe, will probably leave a permanent vacancy In the official personnel of the Santa F"e railway. For two reasons the ap pointment of a successor is not likely. The first is that there are few men capable of handling the work of the office as it was handled by Mr. Higgin son, and President Ripley might search a long time before he would again find a suitable assistant. ' The second is be cause the systems inaugurated by Mr. Higginson are now being carried out, and the principal work for which he was employed has been accomplished. While Mr. Higginson succeeded ad mirably in his peculiar position, other men might be- in the way. Ic was hi3 duty to accomplish a saving wherever possible without crippling in any man ner the facilities of the road, and in three years' time he had practically every department of the immense Santa Fe system on a basis as economical as considerate with good management. As assistant to Mr. Ripley he had unlim ited authority, and he used it in se curing information of the detailed work ing of the road. Heads of the various departments who were compelled to fur nish this information very often thought it a useless task, but later its value in Mr. Higginson's hands was proven. President Ripley is at present in Eu rope. It is believed that when he re turns he will declare the position of assistant to the president abolished. That is, unless he has a second Higgin son In rrfind. . SANTA FE OFFICIALS Leave For Chicago to Attend the Fu neral of C. M. Higginson. 'A special train made up of private cars and carrying practically all of the Santa Fe officials of this city left yes terday afternoon for Chicago as a sec ond section of No. 6. The train ar rived in Chicago this morning, and this afternoon the officials are attending the funeral of Mr. C. M. Higginson, late as sistant to President Ripley, who died Saturday morning. General Manager Frey and several other officials were in New Mexico on a trip of inspection w hen notified of the death of Mr. Hig ginson. and they returned to Topeka yesterday afternoon. Here they were Joined by the officials of this city. FAST TRACK BUILDING. Santa Fe Makes a Kecord Between Strong City and Neva. Emporia, May 8. R. J. Parker, super intendent of the middle division, as sisted by Roadmaster Bradley and ninety-eight men. laid three miles and 1.174 feet of 75-pound steel rails be tween Strong City and Neva on Friday. The work was done in nine hours and is the fastest record ever made for lay ing that length of track, so Mr. Parker says. This gives the championship to the Santa Fe road for fast track building. AWARDED $50,000. Negro Gets Judgment Against White? Assailants in Kentucky. Louisville, Ky., May 8. Georg-e Din ning, colored, has been awarded $50,000 damages by a jury of white men in the United States court. The defendants are farmers of Logan and Simpson counties. The award Is for the full amount sued for. Dinning killed Jodie Conn, who, with defendants against whom judgment was rendered, visited his home at midnight in January. 1S97, to drive him there from. His home was afterward burned and his family, including his wife and ten children, were driven away from home. INAUGURATING A BIRD DAY From the Albany Argus. The Conservative, a Nebraska City weekly paper.edited by J. Sterling Mor ton, contains in a recent issue a Ions plea for the addition of Bird Day to the school calendar. C. A. Babcock. superintendent of schools of Oil City, Pa., is credited with being the origina tor of the idea of Bird Day. He wrote to Mr. Morton in 1"94 urging the estab lishment of such a day on the same general plan as Arbor Day. and his suggestion met with the hearty ap proval of the then secretary of agricul ture, who was himself the founder of Arbor Day. May 4 of the same year Oil City gratified the wishes of the schoo! superintendent by giving effect to his idea. This was the first Bird Day, and, according to the testimony of the Jour rial of Education, it was observed in the 'Oil City Fchools with a degree of enthusiasm which was good to see. "The amount of information about birds that was collected by the children was simply amazing. Original compo sitions were read, informal discussions were held. talks by teachers were given, and the birds in literature were not for gotten or overlooked." Subsequent observances were equally successful: a similar movement was start ed in Iowa, and in other states there was an awakening of interest on the subject. It engaged the sympathies of the crusad ers who deplore the sacrifice of birds to millinery, and of those who would check the murderous and predatory instincis of small boys, but there has as yet been no such generous support of Bird dav as has been accorded to Arbor day. Time, how ever, might be well spared to it. both be cause of the instruction and the pleasure it would bring. Here we note a stimulus that is a real inspiration to study. Tire less routine makes way for a series of ob ject lessons, in the preparation for which the youthful demonstrators have had their faculties of observation exercised to the utmost. In larger cities the study of bird life might be made in the parks and in those delightful books of which the publishers are so lavish nowadays. Never was there a time before when children could get at so many charming and attractive volumes on any branch of natural historv. never a time when so much was done in" literature to correct the ignorance that has attacked the feathered allies of men in field and forest as if they were enemies. It is s. good work that deserves the general es tablishment of Bird day to further ita ob-4scu FUNSTON QUICKSTEP. Composer Concluded That a March . Is Too Slow. A march, or rather a quickstep, has been written for Brigadier General Fred Funston by Charles A. E. Harris, mana ger of Ian Godfrey's British Guards band, which will be in Kansas City on Decora tion day. It was written in Kansas City Friday and the Kansas City Journal Jells how -it was done. "A march is too slow for General Fun ston : it wiil have to be a quickstep," said Charles A. E. Harriss. the composer, and manager of the British Guards band, yes terday. "That fellow doesn't march, from all I have read about him. Whenever he starts after a bunch of Filipinos he charges them, and I find what I have had in mind is not a march at all. but a quickstep. "Here is the theme." said he, writing rapidly a few measures on a scrap of pa per. "Come up to my room."- he added, impulsively. "I feel in a mood for that sort of thing and I think I can write it out In half an hour." Spreading himself over the table, his feet crossed under his chair. Mr. Harris be came immediately absorbed in his work. The composer of "British Guards" march and of operas and cantatas galore was in a martial mood, from the way his should ers and head now and then kept vigorous time to a "tum-te-de-tum-te-de-tum" he might have been at the front with the Kansas troops, charging the intrench meuts before Calumpit or the railroad bridge across the Rio Grande. With much whistling and humming and excited beating of time, the Funston quickstep was written, and at length the .composer sprang up with a double .sheet of music paper filled with the penciled score and exclaimed: 'There it is. com plete. Godfrey will say it's just the thing. Let's go down to the hall and give it a trial." A few minutes later Harriss was at the piano in the big Convention hall with an audience of half a dozen, including Man ager Loomas and Vice Consul Burrough. "Fall in line." cried Mr. Loomas. as the strains of music filled the spacious hall. "We'll be the first to march to the Fun ston quickstep." Around the arena the procession filed, in and out. among the seats, while the com poser bent over the keys, his cigar bob ing in his teeth. "You're going too fast," puffed the last man in line. "That's what I would call a Cakewalk." said Mr. Burrough. falling exhausted into a chair. The music kept on. better and faster. New runs were improvised and changes made until the composer was sat isfied with the production. "That will bring forth a storm of ap plause when the British Guards band plays it on May 30 for the first time." "It's a corker!" To these compliments the glowing Mr. Harriss remarked: "We can't all write Sousa marches, but I think that will ac cord musically with the dare-devil spirit of the little Kansas hero." MR. BROWN'S OFFER. Might Be Considered a Good One Bat For Conditions. To the City Council and Xew City Hall Promoters: It seems that the proposed Xew City Hall and Auditorium enterprise is blocked until the present city building- can be sold, and that no bids for it have been pre sented. In order to accomplish the double pur pose r.f disposing of the present city building- and providing- a site for the new city hall. I offer the following- proposition, viz: To give the site heretofore offered the city of five lots on northeast corner of Seventh and Jackson streets, and S25.0O0 cash for the city building: provided, the citizens will subscribe for. or procure the floating of $40,000 oX first mortgage, ten year. 4 per cent bonds, secured by a trust deed on the present city building property. Interest on these bonds to be paid quar terly at any bank in Topeka. Title to be taken to me and the bonds issued accord ingly secured by trust deed with the us ual provisions. Such trust deed to be given to one or more trustees to be se lected by the mortgage bond subscribers. The above proposition hinges upon two points First, the willingness of The city council to give the present city building for the five lots on northeast corner Sev enth and Jackson streets, and S-.J5.non cash, thus providing a central site for th new building and a building fund of $.C,G00 in cluding the $0,000 of city bonds to he is sued. Second, upon the willingness of $40.rn)0 of capital to invest the same in ten year 4 per cent bonds of any denomina tion desired, secured by first mortgage on present city building: property. This proposition is based on the idea of giving the city an alternative by which the new city hall and Auditorium" nro.iect can go forward at once, rather than a hone to get the city propertv on these terms. We wish the proposition looked upon and considered in that spirit. :f con sidered at all. It can be carrie;! out upon our part within a very few days, and f un completed as soon as the funds derived, from the mortgage bonds were avai'able. FRANK J. BROWN, Agent and Trustee. IS TOPEKA LAZY I Atchison Apparently Does Not Un derstand TJs. The people of Topeka have become lazy, also: it has been decide.! to hold no Pall Festival this year. Atchison CHobe. Ic is not true that the people of Topeka have become lazy like some of our neigh bors who found it too much troubble to give Corn Carnivals. The Pali Festival has been shelved for this year for some thing greater and grander and which will interest every loyal citizen of Kansas. A grand reception to the Twentieth Kansas reeiment is under way. Nothing will be left undone to make it the greatest event in Kansas history. The people will work as they never worked before. The Globe evidently knows better for it printed the following in the same issue: Topeka people gave up their Pall Fes tival in order to devote all their ener gies to a fitting reception to Fred Fun ston." This is right. The reception will be fit ting and all the corn-throwers of Atchi son are cordially invited to come. When Mr. Ed Howe went up to Omaha last year to have a good time on the Mid way Atchison lost the only man in the town who knows how to run carnivals so I Charley Holliday offered to take a troop ; of Karnival Knights from Topeka over I and run the Corn Carnival, but word was 1 received that it was too much work to I sweep the com off the streets afLer the blowout was over. WILL MARRY WIDOWS. Club Formed in Peoria With, This Unique Platform. Peoria. III.. May 8. A club with thirty-five charter members has been HEART FAILURE has often been styled the cause of death in persons who have long lingered in disease. The amazing work which the heart regularly performs would certainly pre-suppose its breaking down. The most active climber can raise himself lOOO feet in an hour, the best loco motive 4000 feet and the heart 20,000 feet. To preserve its energies in full glow and force, fabst Malt extract, ice " Best" Tonic, will act as an effective and practical fuel. iNo steam with out fire. No energy with out food. No stavin? cow er without rich supplies of blood. The heart is the great engine of the body. Keep it going, steadily, easily, persist ently, unto a ripe old age. Phnde!phi, P I hie nsJ your Mmh Extract where a Best" Tonic seemed to be indicated, and the reselts have proved quite satisfactory. Where a malt preparation a required. I shall not hesitate to suest tne use oj sr preparation THOS. SHRINER. M. 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There is no age limit or other requirement placed upon the widows; in fact, any widow will do. The promoters of the club say their object is a worthy one: that eligible girls experience no trouble in securing husbands, but a widow is handicapped, especially if she be left with children. The club has no treasurer, as there are no dues, and the fines are immediately used up in entertainments. When a member violates the rules of the society and marries other than a widow he must pay a fine of $5 and must invite the club to the wedding and take whatever punishment the members see fit to impose. But w hether invited or not. the club retains the right of attending the wedding, and will do so. "BEN II UK" STARTED. Dramatist -William Young Submits the' Outline to Gen- -Wallace. Crawfordsville. Ind., May 8 The work of preparing for the dramatiza tion of -Ben Hur" is well under way. General Lew Wallace, the author, is de lighted with the outline presented to him by William Young, the New Tork dramatist who is doing the work, and Mr. Toung declares he never undertook a similar task with such enthusiasm. Mr. Toung and John Brooks, the latter a member of the syndicate that is to back the production, departed for New Tork, having spent two days with Gen eral Wallace. During their visit they arranged many details. CURE FOR CONSUMPTION? Italian Papers Booming a Discovery by Prof. Cervilio. Rome, May 8. Some of the news papers are booming an alleged radical cure for tuberculosis discovered by Prof. Cervilio of the University of Pal ermo, and publish wonderful stories of the success of the remedy, which is called formalin a. It is applied by means of subcutan eous injections. COUNTRY RULED BY WOMEN From the Chicago Chronicle.) The feminine element in protesrin Amer ica that longs for equal suffrage might gain, their deirs by emigrating across the seas to the little country hemmed in by the Alps. A whole town In the Swiss government has sucMenly come under petticoat gov ernment. This is the Canton Ticino, where stern necessity rtnjuired that the, women should be allowed to vote. So many of the men had emigrated to seek: for work that the municipality was without voters anil could not make laws and elect of ficers. The commune of Melano having especial ly suffered from the dearth of men and all parish business having come to a standstill, the parish council has decreed that during the months of sprirur and summer the emancipation of the women hes become a necessity for the discharge of p4iblic business: that, therefore, in do fault of deputies of the male sex. each member of the parish council may be rep resented by a woman member of his own household, the women having the same right to vote as belonged to the duly elect ed but mainly absentee council of males. In consequence of this measure the com mune of Melano is at present administered by a council of wives and mothers, assisr ed by a few azed men and invalids, win are stated to form the opposition. The liberal press of Ticino approves this new form of government, while the Catholic organs are strongly opposed to it. Horse Standing Where He Froze. Laramie. Wyo., May S. Out on the Laramie plains, west of this city, there is a grim monument to the terrors of the past rigorous winter. Between the two Laramie rivers there stands a horse which was frozen to death dur ing one of the very severe storms of the past season. The animal was frozen while standing, the snow having drifted about him and held the carcass erect. The snow has since melted away and the horse is still standing, his four feet being extended in a bracing position America Gets the Order. Washington. May 8. Particulars of the new Syria-Ottoman railway, which is to run from Haifa, near Beyroot, to Damascus, and thence to the Persian gulf, have been furnished the state de partment by United States Consul Rayndal at Beyroot- He says the Thomas Iron Works, one of the contrac tors, being crowded with orders, the rails and rolling stock for this road will be bought in the United States. Santa Fe's Notice to Shippers. Los Angeles, Cal.. May S. Shippers have been formally notified that con signments for through delivery upon all valley road stations as far north as San Francisco wiil be received on and after July 1. as the Santa Fe will be prepared to haul freight in and out of San Francisco over its own track by the date given. Ringllng Brothers' menagerie is the largest traveling zoo in the world. It embraces almost every known specimen of rare wild beast, exhibited in the most costly dens, cages and lairs ever con structed. Ringling Brothers' cages com prise in themselves an exhibit worthy of inspection and study. 50 For $1.25. The Lucke Rolled Cigar. Sim Dru Co. BELAY IE FATAL CONSULT AT ONCE DRS. JOHNSTON & WALSH, America's Greatest Specialists. Permanently Located in Topeka, Kansas Dr. EC- Austin J ohnston is a graduate of one of the finest Medical Universities ia the world, and has had great experience in hospital and private practice. Dr. Edward Walsh, formerly Chicago's z leading: specialist, is a graduate of Rush and Jennett medical Colleges, and was formerly President of St. Anthony's Hospital. Over Euh ClotMnz Stora. J KOHL'S RHEUMATIC This is a sure care for Rhea, matisra. Gout, Lumbago, and all diseases caused by Impurities et the Blood. PREPARED ONLY BT Charles W. Kolil, Ph. G., PHARMACIST, 223 Kansas Ave., Toioia, Kas. Price $1.00. t t X W. R. WEIBLE, Carpenter. Repairing Promptly Attended to. 117 East 1th. St. Tele. 781 THE CULT OF ISIS. From the London Telegraph. Sects of "Xeo-Pagans." of Zoroas trians and of other mysterious and oc cult "religions'" have their representa tives and quarters in Paris, and one nf these fine days the inhabitants of this gay cit may, as it would appear, be treated to the spectacle of the ceremon ies with which the rather eccentric peo ple who have a sneaking kindness for Isis. the ancient Egyptian goddess, de light to honor her memory. Some of our antiquaries are recalling to mind the fact that the old Gauls were somewhat given to the worship of Isis. Enthusiasts even argue that Par is is a corruption of Bar Isis. the ves sel of Isis. A temple of Isis is affirmed, by those who profess to know all about it. to have crowned the summit of llont martre. and a statue of Isis was dis covered once npon a time in the neigh borhood of the church of St. Germain des Pres. At any rate, it seems that we are likely to witness some extraordinary rites, including the famous "dance of the four elements." divided into the pas or steps of the Flowers, of the Mir ror, of the Tresses and of the Per fumes, and all this executed or led by a graceful little "priestess." hailing not from the banks of the Xile, but from those of the Seine. Then there will be singing of hymns and primitive tunes, quite barbaric in fact. and. if report is to be credited, the whole performance will be under the auspices of an Anglo Egyptian couple which is vastly inter ested in this matter of the worship of Isis. Travelers and Home-Seekers Going Northwest to Montana and Washington, After March 14th. can take through tourist sleepers every Tuesday and Thursday at Kansas or St. Joseph, via the Burlington Route, for the entire Journey through to Butte, Spokane. Se attle. Puget Sound and intermediate destinations on the Northern Facilkj Railway. These through sleepers are the "real thing." and are carried on the Burling ton's Montana Express, leaving Kansas City 10:40 a. m.. St. Joseph 12:40 p. m.. via its Northwest Main Line, the Bil lings Route the short line and the time sver to the entire Northwest. These are the only through sleeping cars for first or second class passengers from Kansas City or St. Joseph to Mon tana and Washington. Also first class through sleeping car service every day from these cities to Butte. Anaconda. Montana, commenc ing March 12th. Write us about these things. J. C. BRAMHALL. Trav. Passenger Agent, St. Joseph, Ma. L. W. WAKELET, Gen'l Passenger Agent. St. Louis. Mo. Try the Brett Book Store for type writer paper. 730 Kansas avenue. CASTOniA. Swi ti. si Ir 8 Kind Yea tim vmn tacpi CAS'TOnZA. ASTOHZA. yy The Kind Voa Have A'3ts Bean ti. ) A Kinl1 Yoa A3n 3T5 Signatu. of fa Kind Yob Haw Always Bavgf Bigiulais of