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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 3, 1900.
MUNYON'S INHALER CURES CATARRH Colds, Coughs, U It -nn Xchitis, Asthma and nil run;eA ol the Throat and Lungs. Clones of Medicated Vapor r Inhaled through the mouth anil emlttid from the nos trils, cleonslnit and vn.nortziiii? all the Inflamed nd dlsouspil parts which cannot be reached by mcdkioe taken into the btoniaeh. It renrhrs the t.vre trtotsTt heals the raw places It (;ars to the seat of disease It acts at a balm and tonic to the whole system fl.oo at druooUU urserit bymail. ISjS Arch tit.. 1'hila. THERE'S NONE LIKE IT. TRY IT. Ask your Grocer for it. Made in Topeka by TOPEKA VINEGAR AND PRESERVING WORKS. : ; others .: Have Been Cubed. YOU Can Ea Cubed by Ustno HI'S i Rheumatic Cure. o o Tbt a Bottle. AH Druggists. Price, $1.00 A Worthy Stock of 1WMHMMMMMMMM WALL PAPER $ w A A It Ik A "M Arit'frA A A A A Ac Always commands atten tion and soon wins appre ciation. Our stock is here for your inspection wheth er you care to buy or not. Every roll new and up-to-date. , IJill, Banta'&Co, i t 121 W. 7th St Keut and Health to Mother and Child MRS. WINSLOWS SOOTHING SYRUP has been usee for over FI FT Y YEARS BY MILLIONS OF MOTHERS for their CHILDREN WHILE TEETHING, with PERFECT SUCCESS. It SOOTHES the CHILD. SOFTENS the GUMS. ALLAYS all PAIN. CURES WIND COLIC and is the best remedy for DIARRHOEA. Sold by Druggists In every part of the world. Be sure to ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Sooth ing Syrup" and take no other kind. Twenty-five cents a bottle. POLLOCK CAS E REVIVED. Senator Harris Calls For Reports on the Indian Aent Muddle. "Washington, Feb. 3. Interest in the case of Agent Pollock, of the Osage res ervation, has been revived by Senator Hams, of Kansas, who today intro duced a resolution directing the secre tary of the interior to furnish the senate the reports made to the department by Indian Inspectors James McLaughlin and James W. Zeveiin, regarding the management of the affairs of the Osage Indian agency, Oklahoma, including pe titions and protests filed by the Osage Indians, together with the charges and other papers affecting the management of the agency since January 1, li'JS. A Night of Terror. "Awful anxiety was felt for the widow of the brave General Burnham of Maoh ias. Me., when the doctors said she would die from pneumonia before morning," writes Mrs. S. H. Lincoln, who attended her that fearful night, but she bgs-eii for lr. King's New Discovery, which ' had more than onoe saved her life, and cured her of Consumption. After taking, she Flept all night. Further use entirely cured her." This marvelous medicine is Euarante-ed to cure all Throat, Chest and ,unp Diseases. Only 5c and $l.0. Trial bottles free at Waggoner's drug store. 731 Kansas avenue. San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 3. A cable from Manila was received by the quarter master's department, stating that the Hancock sailed for Sun Francisco on Jan uary 29, with the bodies of 4G2 dead sol diers. The Indiana is expected in immed iately with 2nd bodies and the Ohio with lis has arrived. Therq is no better medicine for the bab- ies than Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, ts pleasant taste and prompt and effec tual cures make it a favorite with moth ers and small children. It quickly cures their coughs and coids. preventing pneu monia or other serious consequences. It also cures croup and has been used in tens of thousands of cases without a sin frle failure so far as we have been able to learn. It not only cures croup, but when given as soon as the croupy cough appears, will prevent the attack. In cases of whooping cough it llquities the tougrh mucus, making it easier to expectorate, fcnd letsens the severity and frequency of the paroxysms of coughinjf. thus depriv ing that disease of ail dangerous consa euenc. Far sale by all drawls la. KANSAS NEWS. Twn Fnla FarmorQ Will FflrtU. ' and dear little Gail;also Nina and your 1 WO 101 tt armers III t ertll- , Belf. Good-bye and if I am doing wrong ize Land With Salt. Will Sow 40,000 Pounds With Oats and WHeat. TO KILL CIIINCU BUGS. Think the Experiment Is Prac tical and Timely. Joter Suggests That Thej Will Raise Salt Rising Bread. Tola, Feb. 3. Geo. A. Pry and Josh Butler have received from Hutchinson a car load of salt, 40,000 pounds, which they will use in a new way. Both have extensive farm interests which they look after themselves, and they propose to sow the salt with oats, wheat and flax, on the theory that land so treated is given the chemicals required by these grains and in the be lief that chinch bugs will shun the fields. Some of their unpractical town friends have rather a hankering for the belief that wheat so treated will grow loaves of salt rising bread. At any rate the test is one which will be watched with interest and the farmers may reap good returns from the $100 or more invested by these gentlemen in an experiment. KISSING FROM SALINA. T. L. Cumbow Leaves the City la a Mysterious Manner. Salina, Feb. 3. T. L. Cumbow has mysteriously disappeared. He left home Tuesday, January 23, stating that l he was going to Kansas City to see a real estate man about purchasing a small farm near Humnasville, Mo. He told his wife that he would return about Friday of last week, but as yet she has failed to hear from him or anything of his whereabouts. Mr. Cumbow had the contract for car rying the United States mail to and from the postomce and different depots. This contract he disposed of to a young man named Herbert Hoffman, who also purchased the horse and wagon. Mr. Hoffman paid Mr. Cumbow $201 for his horse, wagon and entire mail business. This occurred just before Cumbow's de parture, but his wife did not know any thing about the deal until after he had i gone. i On January 23 Mr. Cumbow wrote his wife a letter from Kansas City stating j that he would be home in a short time. HE SUCCEEDS HAZEN. Leavenworth Man at the Head of the Washington "Weather Bureau. Leavenworth, Feb. 3. A. J. Henry, of the signal service department of Wash- ceed the late Prof. Henry A Hazen, I who was killed recently by a fall from his bicycle. Henry was connected with the signal service when a station was maintained in Leavenworth a number of years ago. At that time the office j nere was under tne supervision oi lieu tenant Glasscock, which was during 1SS2, 1SS3 and part of 1884. Henry was married in 1884 and short ly after his marriage was ordered to vv a-suiug luu nutria xia uu siuto Ac- i mainea. CAFTURSD AT IOLA. Man Arrested For Trivial O.Tenae Sus pected as a Bank Rob oar. Iola, Feb. 3. In the arrest of a man giving the name of Frank Harvey, the police here think they have made an important capture. Harvey was ar rested Thursday night for being drunk and disorderly. He was lodged in jail, and it was not until Friday morning that knowledge came to the officers which led them to believe that Harvey was one of the men engaged in the rob berry of the bank at Altoona, "Wilson county. Harvey has been ln town for several i days and has been drinking heavily, i He seemed to have plenty of money and ' spent it freely. He said he was a joint keeper in the northern part of the state and that he was simply staying away from home until after the meeting of court in his county. The first thing that attracted attention to him was the fact that he had a great number of I silver doHars. He would frequently j have some one go to the bank for him i and have them changed into bills. In one instance he gave a boy $5 for such ' a service, when arrested he had but $3 on his person, but it is supposed that the man who was with him and who escaped, carried the money. This morn ing the bank officials here searched the vault and discovered three silver dol lars of the date of 1878, which are de scribed particularly among the things taken from the bank at Altoona. The money was found in a lot sent to the bank by Harvey and as soon as they were discovered the detective agencies in Kansas City were communicated with and they asked that the prisoner be held until the arrival of their officers here. Harvey tells several conflicting stories of himself, at one time saying he is a joint keeper in northern Kansas, and at another that he is a sailor and has but recently returned with his ship from South America, He was heavily armed when arrested. He takes his arrest coolly and denies his guilt. IN INTEREST OF GOOD ROADS Miami County "Pathmasters" to Hold a Conference at Paola Feb. 1 7. Paola, Feb. 3. The road overseers of Miami county will hold a mass meet ing at Paola on the 17th of February, to devise ways and means of improving the roads. It will be the first meeting of the kind in the state. Paola city will co-operate with the road overseers and, to show its sympathy in the mat ter, the city will entertain all the road overseers and their wives on that day, providing dinner for them and care for their teams free of charge. The idea originated from Barney Sheridan, who is working to make the meeting a success. The city will be decorated in honor of the visitors and it is expected that with the road men and their friends of good roads fully 1. 000 visitors will be here. There will be no imported speakers, but each road overseer is expected to give his views, ask questions and make suggestions. WEARY OF LIFE. Dodge City Man Sick and Despond ent Shoots Himself. Dodge City, Feb. 3. "W. H. Pierce, manager of the opera house and man ager of the Tork-Key Mercantile com pany of thi3 city committed suicide Fri day morning by shooting himself. The only clue is the following letter to hia brother-in-law : "George, I can not face the accusa- tlons that will be made against me. If 1 were not broken down nervously I would do it. Even though I cleared my self eventually I would be ruined any way. . Be Kind to Minnie, God, bless her, 00(1 ln 1113 mnnite mercy forgive me. Pensions For Kansans. "Washington, Feb. 3. Pensions have been granted as follows: Original Alfred Fogg, Chetopa, $8t Richard Hazelett, Kansas City, $6; Jens P. Peterson, Fort Dodge, J3; Samuel T. Allen, National Military Home, Leaven worth, $S; Theodore Knouse, Kansas City, $6. Additional Jamea E. Barnes, Glen Elder, $6 to $8. Renewal Henry McCune, Mayetta, $G. Increase George Banter, National Military Home, Leavenworth, $6 to ?8; James Finney, Fort Scott, $8 to $10; Isaac J. Byers, Nickerson, $6 to $8; John M. Watt, Earlton, $8 to $10; Sampson Graves, Norwood, $6 to $12. Reissue Daniel B. Day, Lincoln, $16. Reissue and Increase Edward Lar key. La Cygne, $6 to $8. Original, widows, special accd., Janu ary 20. Jeanette Steele, Iola, $12; Clara Main, Leavenworth, $8; Nancy C. John son, Buffalo, $8. ; Mail Car Badly Burned. I Arkansas City, Feb. 3. A combina tion baggage and mail car belonging to the Kansas Southwestern, Railway com pany, was almost totally dlestroyed by fire yesterday. The car came in from Anthony, and as this is a terminal, the train was left standing on a sidetrack. About noon the fire was discovered and an engine was coupled to the burning car and pulled it to the water tank. The car was flooded and the fire soon extinguished. The damage will amount to about $600. Victory For Western Union. Fort Scott, Feb. 3. Sitting in cham bers at Erie," Kan., last evening Judge Stilwell granted an injunction restrain ing J. M. Massey from prosecuting 30 cases against the "Western Union Tele graph company for refusal to comply with the new Kansas law fixing tele graph rates.Mr.Massey wanted the com pany to pay the $100 penalty prescribed by the law in each of the 30 cases. The company set up the claim that the law is unconstitutional. Atchison Has 32 Joints. Atchison, Feb. 3. The police made seventy-two arrests last month, and collected $1,929.25 in cash. The white men arrested number fifty-eight, and white women six; negroes six and ne gro women two. Atchison now has thirty-two joints, few of which are more than paying expenses. Mrs. Miller Terribly Scalded. Arkansas City, Feb. 3. Mrs. A. J. Miller was badly, if not seriously, scald ed Friday while preparing breakfast. She had absent-mindedly placed a jar of fruit on the stove, which exploded when it got hot, throwing the contents In her face. It is feared she will lose her eyesight. Hurt In PrematureExplosion. Atchison, Feb. 3. John Bitter was fatally injured Friday afternoon while blowing up a stump with powder. There was a premature explosion and Bitter was terribly injured about the head and shoulders. Physicians say he will die. A College Debt Paid. McPherson, Feb. 3. McPherson col lege announces that its debt of $13,300 has been paid and it has put $5,000 into the buildings. The college needs $2,000 more to complete the upper rooms in the main building. Lost Boy Returns. Winfleld, Feb. 3. John Holmes.grand son of Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Morrison, sur prised his grandparents by suddenly ap pearing without notice after an absence of nearly two years. They had lost track of him. In the meantime, he has almost circled the globe and visited nearly every civilized country. He came home directly from England. Scarlet Fever Epidemic Ended. Independence, Feb. 3. The public schools, which have been closed two weeks at Liberty, eight miles east of here, on account of scarlet fever, will reopen next Monday. In the two weeks there have been about forty cases of the fever and several deaths. The deaths, however, were caused by diphtheria complications. Only one new case has developed this week. Death of a Pioneer. Independence, Feb. 3. W. W. Martin, a resident of this county for more than thirty years, died at his home in Lib erty, Friday, of grip, aged 69. He at one time conducted a hotel in this city and was well known throughout this part of Kansas. He was a veteran of the civil war. A Few Personal Words. The readers of the Journal have on more than one occasion voluntarily thanked us for calling their attention to matters of deep Interest to them. It is this feeling of satisfaction that prompts us to mention the fact that the Brit ish Medical Institute has established a permanent branch office in Topeka, at 412 Topeka avenue, and that it offers its services free for three months to all invalids who call for treatment be fore February 17. The full importance of this munificent offer can scarcely be realized. Suffice it to say that the British Medical Insti tute has on its staff a large number of the most expert British medical spe cialists in the United States, and that Dr. S. Edward McCuily, the chief con sulting physician, is now in Topeka, and will remain permanently, assisted by one or more of his staff. The reader should remember that no charge whatever will be made for con sultation, examination or advice (medi cines excepted), and that all minor sur gical operations will be performed free, the only condition being that in valids must avail themselves of this between now and February 17, and from now until that date the office will be kept open every day, Sundays ex cepted, from 9 a. m. till 8 p. m. Male and female weakness, Catarrh and Catarrhal deafness, also Rupture, Goiter, Cancer, and all diseases of the Rectum are positively cured by their new treatment. Those of our readers who are ailing should call at once and avoid the crowd ing that will naturally take place later on. RaILROMT NEWS. Paris Exposition Excursion Agents lnrade the West. Schemes They Exploit Are Condemned by Railroads. RATES ABSURDLY LOW Those Quoted Scarcely Enough to Cover Transportation. Passenger Agents Say AH Bates Will Be Advanced. The Paris "tourist and excursion" agent has invaded the west, and it behooves those intending to visit the Paris exposition to give the gentry a wide berth. The scheme is to form a club, and for a stated sum transporta tion both ways and board for four weeks is guaranteed, but the amount is so ridiculously low that it is hardly enough to cover the transportation charges, to say nothing of the heavy expense of living in Paris during the period of the exposition. The railroads decided some time ago that no reduc tion would be made in the rates to the exposition, and the steamships have de cided to advance rates on account of the limited facilities. Many of the first class ocean liners have been taken by the British government for the South African service. One alleged excursion agency has an nounced that for $200 it will guarantee first-class railroad and steamship ac commodations to Paris and return and all actual iiving expenses for a period of four weeks. The promise is absurd on the face of it, as the lowest first class rate to Paris and return by any of the standard lines is $125, and this rate will undoubtedly be advanced. "The reason why the schemes of ir responsible persons offering absurdly low rates to Paris should be exposed," said a passenger official yesterday, "is that innocent parties with limited means may not be deceived and left stranded in Paris without money or friends to give them financial aid. I do not believe the railroads will make special rates for any of the promoters of cheap excursions." Commissioner Donald, of the Central Passenger association, has probed the matter, and has just issued a letter to the representatives of all the eastern lines. The letter is interesting, aii. reads as follows: "Applications, in person and by let ter nave been made to this office for special excursion fares by persons pro posing to organize parties to visit the Paris exposition. It is, perhaps, idle to say that the primary and principal ob ject of these self-appointed excursion agents is personal profit, to which they propose to induce the railways to con tribute liberally by representing that they control large bodies of people. It is my observation that persons en gaged in this sort of speculation are unifermly without position, influence or business ability, and that their schemes by reason of a lack of capable man agement, or, perhaps, more commonly, practicability, end in failure. This be ing true of projects demanding a nom inal investment on the part of the ex cursionist, as compared with the cost of a trans-Atlantic voyage plus the ex penses of a stay ln Paris during the ex position, it seems safe to forecast a miscarriage of these plans and to pre dict that the people who visit the ex position will represent the moneyed classes, amply able and willing to meet the expenses of the journey without ap peal to the railways or ocean carriers for rate concessions. I therefore re spectfully suggest that no consideration be given the overtures of excursion agents, who will doubtless approach the lines individually, and urge accept ance and support of their schemes." NEW ROCK ISLAND CARS. Equipment of the Road Still Being Improved. The Rock Island road is making many improvements in its passenger service and is placing a great many new pas senger coaches in the service. Fifteen new high back passenger coaches have Just been received by tne road for ser vice both east and west of the Missouri river, and which will be placed in use immediately, and now the road has re ceived several fourteen section Pullman sleepers from the Pullman company, and which will be put into their fast train service between Omaha and Pueblo. These new Pullmans are the best which are turned out of the Pullman shops. They are modern in every way, and contain many features which will be pleasing to the passengers. They are wide vestibuled, are lighted with Pintsch gas, and the upholstering and interior finishing of the woodwork is artistic in the extreme. The color scheme which is so prominently urought out in the high class coaches of today is carried out perfectly in these new Pullmans. Heavy carpets adorn the floors and the entire furnishing of the car is in thorough keeping with the high standard of the best Pullman ser vice. PROGRESS ON THE "MIDGET". Miniature Locomotive Will Soon Be Ready For Service. The boiler, or rather the reservoir, which is to be placed on the "Midget" compressed air locomotive of the Santa Fe, has been completed and run out into the shop yard. This reservoir is very large, and it is estimated it will hold sufficient compressed air when charged to do several hundred feet of switching. This locomotive will be quite a cur ious looking machine when completed. The reservoir is about twice the size of an ordinary locomotive boiler, and the drive wheels are only 37 inches in diam eter. The locomotive will be quite an adjunct to the shop yard, and will use comparatively little air, as the cylin ders will be small and there will be very little waste. It is expected to get the "Midget" completed in a few days, as the reservoir is ready and the frame and mechanism is being put into run ning shape. NO STRIKE, AFTER ALL. Great Northern Surprised by the Pc. sition of Employes. St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 3 "While prepar ing to fight a strike with its several thousand employes the Great Northern today was surprised by a victory pre sented to them by the men themselves. Until today no one knew how the vote recently taken on the new schedule had gone, although everybody seemed fully convinced that it had gone against the road and in favor of a strike. Today the grand chiefs of trainmen and conductors arrived and with the grievance committee opened and can- vassed the vote. The rules require a two-thirds majority to order a strike.. The total vote cast was heavy and there was only about twelve majority for the rejection of the schedule and the or dering of a strike, so there will be no strike. DYER'S POPULARITY. Santa Fe Employes Tell Him of It la a Letter. Pueblo, Feb. 3. When Mr. Charles Dyer left here this week to assume the duties of general superintendent of the Colo rado & Southern road, a joint letter sign ed by every clerk in the office was pre sented him the text shows the high es teem in which he is held by his employes The letter is as follows: "With regret we learn of your intend ed resignation as superintendent of the western division, and the severance of your official relations with the Atchison company As employes, in your office, we each feel this as a personal loss, tem pered, however, by the knowledge that it is your gain, and but a fitting recogni tion of the splendid ability you have dis played in the management of the inter ests intrusted to your care while you were connected with the Atchison company, and in your new field it is our sincere hope and trust that you will be equally successful, a.nd in leaving us we each de sire to thank you personally for the gen erous and manly treatment accorded to each and all of us, and to wish you a long career of usefulness and happiness." NEW STYLE COUPLER. SantaFe Locomotives Being Equipped With Combination Device. A great many of the Santa Fe locomo tives, notably the passenger locomotives are being equipped with a new style coup ler. This new coupler is not exactly a new one, but is a combination of the Mil ler Hook coupler and the Jaenny Auto matic coupler, so joined together at nearly right angles, that either one or the other of the two couplers can be used. The advantage of having a locomotive equipped writh thi3 combination coupler is very plain. The Miller Hook coupler is the, one which is commonly used on passenger coaches, while the Jaenny Au tomatic is the kind with which the freight cars are equipped. Thus it is practical anci almost a necessity that a locomotive which is used both in the passenger ser vice and the freight service should be equipped with couplers which will tit both. By turning the combination one way it will fit that of a passenger coach, and by merely turning it a quarter ways round, it is ready for instant use on a freight car. The combination coupler is so made that while one is being used that the other one is out of the way. BIG CONTRACT AWARDED. Union Pacific Will Spend $1,500,000 on Sherman Hill Tunnel. Cheyenne, Wyo., Feb. 3. It is announc ed here today that the Union Pacific man agement has made a contract for the con struction of the big tunnel through Sher man hill and the accompanying grade operations and building at a cost of about $1,500,000. It is estimated that the work will occupy from two to three years. This, together With the contract awarded Kilpatrick Brothers for building the cut off from Tipton to Rawlins, a distance of forty miles, and the expensive rock grades on Green river by the Union Pa cific, and the Burlington plans for pushing its continental line from Guernsey through the Laramie range to Salt Lake, and their extensions ln the Big Horn country, will make a remarkable era of railroad building ln Wyoming during 1900. MR. SANDERSON HERE. New Santa Fe Official Has Entered on His Duties. Assistant Sperintendent of Michine ry R. P. C. Sanderson, whose appoint ment became effective February 1, ar rived in Topeka Friday and has enter ed upon, the duties of his new office. In company with Mr. Player, he made a complete inspection of the different de partments of the shops.and is acquaint ing himself with the condition of affairs at this place. Mr. Sanderson will have his head quarters in Topeka, and his office will probably be near to that of Mr. Play er's, as a matter of convenience. Much of the work which has heretofore been attended to by Mr. Player, will be ta ken care of by Mr. Sanderson. Topeka Men Installed.' Dallas, Tex., Feb. 3. "W. H. Gleason, for many years connected with the freight department of the Gulf, Colo rado & Santa Fe, retired today as di vision freight agent. J. H. Johnston, assistant general freight agent, suc ceeded him. Mr. Gleason has choice of several very flattering offers, but has not yet determined what he will do. He will probably enter the service of some railway system at St. Louis or Chicago. New Ticket Cabinets. Several new highly polished ticket cabi nets, have been received by the Rock Is land passenger department in this city. '1 i . t.i.,..l.i . i , . ,n ... 1 if .1 ; L- 11" i t 1 I doors which roll upwards, and are equip ' ped with the latest devices for holding I tickets. The cabinets will be sent out to 1 some of the Rock Island offices, and will be quite an ornament to the ortices, as thev are a substantial and very pretty piece of furniture. Condition of the Santa Fa. Net earnings of the Santa Fe road In crease each month. It is the general opin ion that at the present rate of earnings the directors will be justified ln lncrea-s-' lng the dividend on the preferred stock. It is estimated that after a 5 per.cent div idend on preferred stock there would be left a surplus or nearly n.uw.wu ror me present fiscal year, RAILROAD NOTES.' Brakeman U. A. Reimert. who re turned from the Topeka hospital about two weeks ago, has been ordered to the hospital at La Junta. It is hoped the change of altitude will have a beneficial effect on hes health Newton Kansan. H. B. Barnes will be checked in today as assistant city ticket agent of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe, vwith Mr. C. L. Holland, the Dallas agent. Mr. Barnes comes from Galveston, where he was assistant ticket agent of the Santa Fe at the union depot. Dallas News. The new stone depot at Trinidad which has just been erected at a cost of $11,000, is receiving its finishing touches and will be turned over to the Santa Fe company next week. One of the officials of the road says that the depot is one of the finest along the en tire Santa Fe line. The grounds around the depot are now being laid out in. an attractive park. La Junta Tribune. Conductor Al Glazier, of the Santa Fe is one of the most enthusiastic wheel men in the state and never misses an, opportunity to take a ride if the weath er is at all decent. He recently pur chased a new wheel and it Is a beauty, vesterday he rode from Newton to Wich ita, a distance of 27 miles, in an hour Health Guarantee Get a bottle' of Hostetter's Stomach Bitters from any druggist. It will cure your weak stomach. The Bitters is for constipation, indigestion, dyspepsia, biliousness, nervousness and all dis eases arising from weak digestion. It has been known all over the country for the past fifty years as the Con queror of Dyspepsia.. See that a PRIVATE REVENUE STAMP covers the neck of the bottle. It Makes Rich Blood Hostetter s Stomach. Bitters fil h MILLION 5M0KER5 TO THE NAME OF THAT ra i i I i i i imwrfi t miml"---" . , t 1 ' WM. A. STICKNEY CIGAR CO., Distributers, ST. LOUIS AND KANSAS CITY. and fifty minutes. He has probably rid den farther on a "bike" than any other man in Kansas. Arkansas City Trav eler. The experiments that have been car ried on by the Union Pacific Railroad company on the gumbo lands east of Abilene to burn the gumbo found there for ballast have proved successful, and the road is preparing to put in a switch that shall lead into the fields and facili ate the burning of ballast on a large scale. The product is said to be super ior to cinders, and it is the intention of the road to ballast the entire western division with the material. Salina Un ion. The profile of the proposed line of the Frisco road from Oklahoma City to Acme, Texas, has been approved by the interior department and all details re garding the right of ttay have been closed up. The Frisco is making active preparations to begin the construction of the line as soon as spring opens up. Material will be contracted for at once and everything will be ready to begin work as soon as the weather will per mit. The new line will open up a large territory which has not been tapped be fore by any road. FROM HORTON. J. C. Lukens, a fireman from Trenton, Mo., has taken a run out of Horton. ' A. Berry has been promoted from hostler helper to fireman on the switch engine in the Horton yards. Roy Munnford, of the back shops, has returned frm a visit in Texas. The 40x160 annex to the store house has been finished and is now ready for occupancy. The Rock Island band of this city gave a concert at the opera house last week and cleared about $70. The band now numbers over 30 members, nearly all Rock Island employes, and is mak ing excellent progress. The new water station at Bendena, Kan., has been completed and trains running between Horton and St. Joe will now take water there instead of Troy. The new well at Bendena is con siderable of an affair, being 85 feet deep and 28 feet in diameter. Nearly 100. 000 bricks - were used in the walls While taking down the old tank at Troy It was found to contain a large number of fish. Some being several inches In length. Engineers have long complained of the water in this tank having a fishy smell. But the tank was never known to contain fish until the work of tearing it down was commenc ed. The fish were undoubtedly drawn through the suction pipes and pumps and forced to the tank when small, where they afterwards attained full growth. FROM RATON. Fireman R. A. Fuilenwider has taken a 30 days leave of absence and has gone to Kansas Citv. , Fireman J. E. Roberts has returned from a two months' visit with relatives and friends at Kansas City. Firemen J. L. Cappers and Charles Pratt were transferred to Las Vegas for service between that point and Albuquer que, last Sunday. Fireman Wm. Frew has been confined to his bed for the past few days on ac count of injuries sustained by falling on the apron of engine yyfi, while putting ln a fire. An order has been received to run all Sassenger engines through between La unta and Las Vegas. Crews will cut out at Raton as heretofore. This chanrce is made with a view to securing an in creased engine mileage. " FROM LAS VEGAS. H. C. Goodrich is the new cashier at the Deming hotel. Brakeman J. C. Hanley is back after a furlough in Colorado. David L. Kilgore. the night dispatcher, is too sick to be removed to the railroad hospital. Engineer Blevens has gone over to San ta Fe to relieve Engineer Price at the throttle on the branch. Phil Le Pstge, day operator at the de pot, in Cocorro, has recovered from his sickness and is again at his post. Engineer J. H. Fair has moved hi1? fur niture from San Marcial to Albuquerque, where he will operate a switch engine. W. M. Brown, former night operator at Socorro, N. M., has been assigned to a clerical position in the office at Albu querque. S. M. Kaiser, Pullman conductor on the Santa Fe, is the remainine one of three who were tied up in Las Vegas for eleven days during the Debs strike in 1S94. J. C. Thompson, a former night ticket agent at Albuquerque, is now located in Chicago, out of which city he is a travel ing representative of the D., L. & W. the Lackawanna railroad. "Washington. Feb. 3. The house com mittee on commerce has made Uie ques tion of government as against private ownership of the proposed Pacific cable, a special order for February 13. General Greelv was heard in advocacy of govern ment control and operation, and that the work be in charge of the signal corps. Washington. Feb. 3. The committee to investigate charges that certain federal appointees were polygamists, has received a report, forwarded to Chairman Loud, f 'om the United States attorney nt Lo gan, Utah, stating that no indictment was pending against former Postmaster Smith, of Logan, for polygamy or unlawful co habitation. A further report on another official is yet to be received. BURN SWEET INCENSE GENEROUSLY EOOtt ry p; SJfraBSyij,, jST,- (Established 1876.) AH kinds of Garden, Field and Flower Seeds, Flowering; Bulbs, Plants, and Hardy Flowerinjf Shrabs. Flower Pots. Poultry Supplies Oyster Shell. Ground Bone Crystal Grits. All kinds of Poultry Cures. Lee's Lice Killer will rid your Poultry and Poultry Houses of insects in one night. Hay, Grain, Flour, Feed. TOPEKA SEED HOUSE S. H. DOWNS, Mgr. 306 Kansas Avenue. The Spring Campaign Will soon open. The immense variety of taste displayed in selecting our stock of Wall Paper for the season of 1900, will enable our customers to select desirable patterns. Our stock is second to none, and in many respects a great deal bet ter than others. We carry aa assortment of Wall Papers dur ing the year in better grade than it would pay dealers gen erally to carry. Will be pleased at all times to show you our Papers. W. A. ALEXANDER Masonic Building,619 Jackson St. One Door South of Grand Opera House. FLOUR. 60 lbs. W. L. Flour Q5o 50 lbs. Leiter Flour O5o 50 lbs. Big 4 Flour 95o 60 lbs. Crosby Best 95 o 60 lbs. Crosby No. 1 93 60 lbs. Silver Leaf 99 3 18 lbs. Best Gran. Sugar $1.03 H. 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