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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 3, 1900.
MUNYON'S INHALER
CURES
CATARRH
Colds, Coughs,
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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.
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Have Been Cubed.
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Can Ea Cubed by Ustno
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AH Druggists. Price, $1.00
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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
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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.
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(Established 1876.)
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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
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Telephone 271.
401 Lafayette St.
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rendered beautifully white, soft and smooth
with WOODBURY'S Facial Cream. For
sale everywhere.
Pipes Burst Last Night?
If there is anything the matter with
your plumbing 'phone 533 and we'll do
the rest. Our woik is well done and
reasonable.
lYolverton & White,
409 Kansas Ave.
H. C. BOWMAN,
Fire and Tornado Insurance,
Rood 38, Columbian Building,
TOPEKA. KANSAS.
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