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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 22, 1900.
TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL. BY FRANK P. MAC LENNAN. iVOLUME XXVII No- i6 Official Paper of the City of Topeka. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. ra!ly edition, delivered by carrier, 10 cent a week to any part of TopeKa or suburbs, or at the same price In any Kan sas town where the paper baa a came, pystem. g,, By mail, one year so mail, three months en Weekly edition, one year "" PERMANENT HOME. Topeka State Journal Building, 80Q ana 102 Kansas avenue, corner of Jlsntn. KEW YORK OFFICE. Temple Court Bide. 'A. Frank Richardson. Mir. CHICAGO OFFICE. Btock Exchange Bide. !A. Frank Richardson. Mgr. I.ON'DON OFFICE. 12 Red Lion Court. Fleet Street. TELEPHONES. , Puslnf-s Office Bell h"n Reporters' Room Bell 'Phone 67 Oen. Buller has made his .regular Weekly crossing of the Tugela.This time he was headed northward. It looks as though the Democrats frnlght be forced to endorse the Populist candidate for the presidency. Many shortcomins are being charg ed up to the British war office, but we believe it never imported any reindeer. In the contest for the honor of en tertaining the Democratic national con vention it appears to be beef against beer. When Gen, Cronje retreats he takes !ii3 big guns with him. His example in this respect is commended to the Brit ish commanders. Mrs. Lease has shaken the dust of Kansas from her feet but the name Mary "Ellen" still clings to her, being bo printed in the New York Journal this week. Every country with one or more isl ands to sell now turns to the United states. Ecuador is reported to have one which she would like to dispose of for $2,000,000. Daly and Clark have carried their fight Into the United States senate. Whether or not they have also carried there their methods and their millions does not appear. Those bonds which Mr. Cleveland sold for about $1.14 are now quoted at $1.35 In the market and they are not so valu able In fact as they were at the time of sale because there are fewer coupons attached to them. It is not surprising that Mr. Carnegie Fhould consider it a disgrace to die rich when one reflects that $22,000,000 of that gentleman's wealth was derived from the profits of one year's business and without any exertion on the part of the possessor. The state department defends itself against the charges made by Consul Macrum by declaring that it received no notification from that gentleman that his dispatches were being opened and held back. Possibly the censor got in his work on that. too. Wonder has been expressed in some quarters that Judge Taft should be willing to give up a life position and a salary of $C,000 a year and take the presidency of the Philippine commis sion. A partial explanation, perhaps, can be found in the fact that the presi dent is reported to have assured the judge a salary of $25,000 a year in the new position. The Minneapolis (Minn.) Cycle Path association will ask the council to pass En ordinance providing for the issuance if licenses to wheelmen at a cost of 50 cents, permitting them to ride on the ineycle paths constructed with the mon y thus raised, and prohibiting riders riot having licenses to ride on these Iaths. Commenting on this plan the Journal of that city says: "In the first place, the bicvele rider who refuses to take out his license will be no worse off than he is now. If he ioesn't choose to pay 50 cents for a li cense he is still at liberty to ride on the c edar blocks, or in the gutters and ruts s he does now, but if he chooses to pav the moderate sum of 50 cents for a year's license he may ride on the paths constructed by the use of his money and that of others. And so it is hoped ihat this cycle path scheme will build bicycle paths wherever they are needed within the city limits. In a community where there are in the neighborhood of at least 40,000 wheelmen, undoubtedly nearly if not quite all of them will re gard it a privilege to be able to contri bute to a plan so practicable and effi cient as this. The ordinance ought to pass, and it undoubtedly will." FORESTS AND FRESHETS. From the Milwaukee Wisconsin. The freshets in New England are sub siding. They resulted from a heavy fall of rain, which rushed from the frozen earth directly into the creeks and rivers and swelled them far beyond their banks, in many cases. This experience illustrates very clearly the theory of the forestry reformers who ascribe the periodical Hoods in Europe and in cer tain portions of the United States to the removal of the trees by the settlers and lumbermen. L'nder natural conditions the rainfall is held back by the tree3 and the grass, but when the trees arf removed the water finds its way more iuu kly Into the various water courses Kxtended cultivation of the soil is a c ure for this evil, but ,in manv sections the land is unlit for agriculture and when denuded of its timber becomes Bimply a watershed from which the moisture runs quite rapidly. Where the land is broken by the agriculturist a great deal of the moisture sinks into the soil instead of seeking the water courses, and this relieves the creeks and 1 ivers during periods of excessive rains Jn early days. Milwaukee river used to indulge in periodical rampages, but it is troublesome now only when rains oc cur before the ground is thawed in the spring and the water rushes into the frozen tributaries, and thence Into the river, to break up the ice. Were the comparatively treeless country along Milwaukee river not thoroughly culti vated, the freshets would probably be frequent and disastrous. The division of forestry of the depart ment of agriculture is about to make a ystematic study of this subject. It has Selected the watershed which embraces the sources of the Mohave river, in the San Bernardino mountains, California, and will institute observations embrac ing a study of the present forest cover, considered in relation to the rainfail and the flood capacity of streams. The area embraced by the investigation is under the control of an irrigation com pany which has kept 28 rain gauges in operation for seven years, and has measured the flow cf the streams dur ing that time. The soil and the geo logical formation are practically the same, and it is believed that with con ditions so nearly similar throughout the region the observations will be as in structive as if made on the same tract before and after lumbering. The findings of the division of fores try will probably confirm the theory that forests have an influence in hold ing back from the watercourses the moisture which falls from the clouds during extremely wet weather. It is well known now that although the rain fall may be less, a barren area will of ten produce greater floods than a wood ed area. GLOBE SIGHTS From the Atchison Globe. An Atchison man parts his hair on one side and his beard on the other. If you are not a fool about politics, you are fortunate, since most men are fools about politics. When a woman repeats what a man says about his love affair, it la apt to be very highly colored. Probably the chief reason that women envy a queen is that a queen, in her whole life, never knows what it is to wash dishes. An Atchison preacher scolded his congregation because they did not give more liberally: he believed that the church was justly entitled to one-tenth of a man's income. This is the cry people hear every week day: that they should give more liberally. We won der that they go to church on Sunday to hear it again. HONDURAS MUST PAY. For the Killing of an American Named Pears. Washington, Feb. 22. After investi gation of the facts connected with the killing of the young American Pears in Honduras about a year ago, the state department has come to the conclu sion that the case is one warranting a formal request for indemnity from the Honduras government, and Minister Hunter will be instructed accordingly. Pears was killed by a sentinel as an incident to the close of a revolution in Honduras. The government claims that he disregarded the sentinel's chal lenge to halt, but it appears that Pears was at considerable distance from the sentinel; that he did not understand the challenge: that he was killed out of bounds, so to speak, and unwarrantably in the opinion of our government. It is believed that the indemnity claimed will be about $10,000. This appears to be rather a low esti mate of the value of human life, but it is pointed out by the state department officials that our own government has fixed a rate much lower in cases where it has paid the indemnity for the kill ing of foreigners. K. cTgets" it. Washington, Feb. 22. Kansas City has bec-n'selected as the place at which the Democratic national convention will be held, by a vote of 40 to 9 for Milwaukee. PAINTEU THE CHAMPION. The Pittsburg Shooter Kills 94 Birds at Amateur(Trap Shooting. Garden City. L. I., Feb. 22. C. A. Painter of Pittsburg won the amateur trap shooting championship of 1900 to day with a score of S4 birds killed and six missed. It. A. Welch of Philadelphia and Daniel I. Bradley of New York each killed 91 and divided second and third money. Harry Kirkover of Buffalo killed S9 and received fourth money. Louis T. Duryea of New York killed 87. No prize to fifth place, in addition to the $440 cash to the winner. Amended Shipping Bill. Washington, Feb. 22. The senate committee on commerce today agreed upon all the amendments to be made to the shipping bill, but did not reach a formal agreement to report the bill. There is, however, no doubt that this will be decided upon at the next meet ing and it is possible that a special meeting will be called for the purpose of securing this action in advance of next week's regular meeting. The amendments accepted today were made as the result of a conference with mem bers of the house. They are on the same general line as the provisions of the bill introduced in the house yester day by Mr. Minor. Michigan League Republican Clubs. Detroit. Feb. 22. The annual meeting of the Michigan League of Republican clubs was held in the Hotel Cadillac convention hall. Five delegates at large were chosen to attend the national league convention in St. Paul next July, also delegates from each congressional district. Hal Smith of Ionia was elect ed president of the state league. A res olution was adopted reaffirming alleg iance to the St. Louis platform and pledging support to all Republican catt didates for office. "I can highly recommend Beggs' Hair Renewer as a pleasing restorative appli cation for the hair arid a sure cure for all scalp diseases." Mrs. J. Whertle, Omaha, Neb. A thoroughly reliable prep aration; endorsed by thousands; it will not disappoint. R. W. Squires, pharma cist, 732 Kansas avenue. My Lord In Petticoats at the Grand tonight. The Elks' show; and it is an entertainment you should not miss. De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve is un equalled for piles, injuries and skin dis eases. It is the original Witch Hazel Salve. Beware of all counterfeits. At all drug stores. $8,500 For Three Deaths. Atchison, Feb. 22. The jury in the damage case against the Atchison, To peka & Santa Fe for the accidental killing of Jennings Judah at Omaha junction crossing, returned a verdict in favor of Mrs. Nancy J. Judah. his widow, for $5,000. In the same accident, two daughters of Mrs. Judah, Fannie May, age 21. and Nannie, age 14. were killed. Mrs. Judah instituted three sep arate suits. The case for the killing of Nannie Judah resulted in a verdict against the company for $2,000; in the case of Fannie May Judah the verdict was $1,500. making the combined judg ments in Mrs. Judah's favor, $8,500. Renominated by Acclamation. Indianapolis, Feb. 22. In the Ninth district Charles B. Landis, Republican, was renominated by acclamation. The convention was held at Noblesville. In the Tenth district E. D. Crumpacker, Republican, was renominated by ac- J cla.ma.tion at Lafayette. KANSAS NEWS. Crawford County Prospectors Find Pottery Clay. An Excellent Deposit of Kaolin About 27 Feet Thick. TO LOCATE A POTTERY. Forty Acres WiU Be Purchased and Mines Opened. Will Give Employment to Hun dreds of Men It Is Said. Pittsburg, Feb. 22. Parties who have been prospecting in the vicinity of Pittsburg for clays have discovered a wonderful bed of finest pottery clay. They have within three and a half miles of this city found an excellent bed of kaolin, which is the very purest of pottery clay. It Is twenty-seven feet thick and the parties have concluded to buy forty acres of it, with the object of locating a pottery. The parties are unwilling to make more than this pub lic at this time until they have con summated the deal for this rich deposit. This discovery is considered one of the greatest importance to Pittsburg. The prospecting has been done at the direction of the manager of an industry now employing hundreds of men in the vicinity of Pittsburg. This gentleman is a friend to this city and while he has never before taken an interest in clay and clay pro ducts he pledges himself to give this industry his best attention and if it will furnish employment without loss of money he will gladly promote the enterprise and he thinks it will and give employment to a great many men. MISS BAKER MARRIED. Daughter of Senior Senator Weds a Surgeon in the Navy. Leavenworth, Feb. 22. Miss Mary Leonard Baker, daughter of United States Senator Lucien Baker, and Dr. Charl ;s Henry Tilghman Lowndes, Uni ted States navy, were married at 7:30 o'clock last night at the home of Sena tor Baker in this city. As the bride is. a Protestant, and the bridegroom a Catholic, a special dis pensation, permitting the celebnUon of the marriage in this. Holy, year, was procured from Cardinal Gibbons. The wredding was private and was perform ed by the Rev. Father Downey, of the Sacred Heart church. The bride was given away by her father. Senator Baker, and was attend ed by two of her former schoolmates, the Misses Mary Boyd and Etta Kitch ey of this city. Dr. E. E. Tull, of New York city, acted as best man for Dr. Lowndes. It was a green and white wedding. Southern smilax relieved by bright red holly berries and rose blooms, all from Maryland, the home state of Dr. Lown des, formed the decorations. The bride wore white mousseline de sole over taf feta, cut high in the neck and with a bertha of point lace. The bridesmaids' dresses carried out the color scheme, being of white organdie with servet or fichues of pale green liberty silk over them. The bridegroom was uniformed in the regulation full dress for naval surgeons. His sword was that carried by his grandfather, Admiral Buchanan, of the Confederate battleship, Merrimac. After the wedding a reception was held to the many friends of the bride and her parents. Dr. and Mrs. Lowndes left on a late train for the east. They will spend their honeymoon at Old Point Comfort, Washington and Baltimore, and after March 15 will be at home at Annapolis, Md. The bride is the only daughter of Senator and Mrs. Baker. Besides being possessed of a rare blonde beauty, she is a charming conversationalist, cultur ed, and with a pleasing, gracious man ner. She is a graduate of the local schools, and obtained her collegiate ed ucation at Vassar. Dr. Lowndes is of. an old Maryland family. Ex-Governor Lowndes, of that state, is an uncle of his. Johns Hop kins university is his alma mater. For the past Vi years Dr. Lowndes has been a surgeon in the navy. He was a mem ber of the Nicaragua canal commission, after which he saw service in Cuban and Philippine waters on his vessel, the Princeton. For the next few years Dr. Lowndes expects to be on shore duty. POOL GRINSTEAD'S PAPER. Receiver Appointed For the Wathena Star to Satisfy Libel Suit Costs. Troy, Feb. 22. In the district court here today a suit was filed by the state against Pool Grinstead, editor of the Wathena Star.and others holding mort gages on the Star, asking that a re ceiver be appointed to take charge of the Star, and apply the proceeds of the paper to pay off the fine and costs of over $400 against Grinstead incurred in the recent libel suits against him. Judge Stuart being absent from the county, Probate Judge Hardy appointed J. S. Leonard, of Troy, receiver, and he has gone to take charge of the plant. These proceedings are had under the statute authorizing executions to be is sued against the property of defendants in criminal cases for the costs and fines, and the receiver is asked for as the property will not pay the mortgages and costs if sold, but may be run by a receiver and the proceeds applied there to. RECONCILIATION FOLLOWED. Wife Who Had Started Divorce Pro ceedings Changes Her Mind. McPherson, Kas., Feb. 22. Edward Freyer, living near Solomon. Dickin son county, came to McPherson on a visit. He had separated from his wife about a year ago and she moved to this county and commenced an action for a divorce a few wTeeks ago. Freyer, not jOSTETTER's CELEBRATED U If there is a tendency to Constipation keep the bowels regular and the stomach pure with the Bitters. It Is invaluable for all stomach troubles, includ ing Liver and Kidney Diseases or Malaria, Fever and Ague. knowing of her being here, walked into Heithecker's store, where his wife hap pened to be. Seeing him, she sprang up with a cry of surprise and joy, af ter which the meeting adjourned to another place. Explanations followed and a recon ciliation, after which a motion was filed dismissing the divorce proceedings. Pensions For Kan sans. Washington, Feb. 22. Pensions have been granted as follows: Original Joseph W. Pain, Cadmus, $8 Thomas E. Doyle, National Military home, Leavenworth, $6; Deitrick Bruns, Menlo, $6. Increase Thomas J. Fish, Topeka, $12 to $14; John M. Kelley. Montana, $6 to $8; Amariah Daniels, Norton, $6 to $8; Frances M. Westlake. Zingo, $6 to $8; Lewis Thompson, Chetopa, $8 to $10; William H. Barger, Eureka, $14 to $17; James P. B. Dryden, Emporia, $6 to $10. Original widows, etc. Pauline Mc Whinney, Lyndon, $8; Belle Brake, Uniontown, $8. Reissue Mena Tepfer, Wichita, $12. Original widows, special account.Feb ruary 7, Sallie F. Collumber, Cedarvale, $S. EARLY SESSIONS. House Is Crowding Work on the Porto mean Bill. Washington, Feb. 22. The house be gan holding early sessions today, meet ing at 11 a, m., owing to the pressure for time in the Porto Rico debate. Mr. McClellan (New York) opened the debate speaking in opposition to the bill. Mr. McClellan was frequently and generously applauded by his Democra tic associates. Mr. Brantley (Georgia) spoke against the bill and particularly on the future of the Philippines. He pointed out that a year had elapsed since the treaty of peace and yet congress had failed thus far to lay down a policy for the Philip pines. It was this Inaction by congress, he said, which spread uncertainty among the Filipinos and nerved them to further opposition. He declared that the new Philippines commission could accomplish nothing and if it went to the Philippines at all it should go with the power and authority that congress alone could grant. Mr. Grosvenor (Ohio) followed In sup port of the bill. He said that any po litical party or individual who took part "in ratifying and supporting the treaty with Spain was estopped from opposing any of the legitimate effects of that treaty. When that treaty hung in the balance a certain Nebraska colonel left his regi ment and came to Washington to aid in securing ratification and he did in fluence votes at a critical juncture. At that Mr. Grosvenor said if there was one man in the country who should shoulder responsibility for the treaty and its succeeding responsibilities, that man was Wm. J. Bryan of Nebraska. Mr. Grosvenor said that speaking as an individual, and knowing all things involved In the situation here now he thought nothing would give the presi dent greater sorrow than the defeat of this bill and the turning over of this house to the Democratic minority. Mr. McCall (Mass.), the only Republi can member of the ways and means committee to dissent from the majority report, followed in opposition to the bill. Mr. McCall said that he regretted greatly that he could not agree with his colleagues as to the pending bill but he was compelled to dissent because it involved nothing less than the proposi tion that congress in dealing with terri tories of the United States had absolute power unfettered by any of the limita tions of the constitution. The question is not, does the constitution govern Por to Rico, but does it govern us? Can congress, which is the creature of the constitution, do those things which it prohibits? "If congress has the power," said he, "to levy duties over an area comprising territories, then the rule of uniformity applies to that same area. This is in accordance with the primary rules of construction. But the decisions of the supreme court put the matter above question. John Marshall, as great a jurist as ever sat upon the bench, de clared in Loughborough vs. Blake that the rule of uniformity in the imposition of duties extended to the territories. A fantastic theory which has been dis covered by some modern jurists within eighteen months holds that this opinion of Marshall's was a mere dictum, and that the District of Columbia, in regard to which the decision was rendered, got under the constitution by some process which made it different from a mere territory. It is only necessary to say that in all the long line of decisions concerning the constitutional status of the District of Columbia, the court has shown its ignorance of this modern dec laration and treats the district as a vulgar territory. A third of a century after the Loughborough case, the su preme court again, when California be came a territory, decided that the rule of uniformity would apply to it. Here are two different decisions, a generation apart, by our highest court, each ren dered when the court was composed of entirely different justices, specifically holding that the rule of uniformity in imposts armies to territories, and those decisions stand absolutely uncontra dicted. And yet in the face of those decisions w-e who have taken an oath to protect and defend the constitution are asked to levy duties against an Amer ican territory." BLESSED 15,000. Pope Bestows Benediction on Italian Pilgrims. Rome, Feb. 22. There was an im pressive scene in St. Peters today when the pope gave his blessing to fifteen thousand Italian pilgrims, who filled the vast basilica. The appearance of Pope Leo, borne on the Sedia Gestatoria, evoked tremendous outbursts of en thusiasm. The air resounded with "Vi vas." After praying at the high altar, the pope, carried in St. Peter's chair, listen ed to the singing of anthems, in which the congregation joined. The pontiff was then borne through the midst of the crowd and pronounced the benedic tion. Death of Capt. Langworthy. Washington, Feb. 22 A cable mes sage was received at the war depart ment from Gen. Otis today saying that Captain Samuel R. Langworthy, Thirty fifth volunteer infantry.died at Balinag, Balucan, of pernicious remittent ma larial fever yesterday afternoon. This officer was one of the oldest volunteers in point of service in the Islands. He was a resident of California. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Lewis M. Bisley, aged 7 years, son of Mrs. Laura Bisley. died this morning at his home in Oakland. The funeral of Mrs. Ross Burns will be held at two o'clock Friday afternoon from the First Congregational church instead of at 1:30 o'clock as before announced. LONG DRAWN OUT CASE. Jury Again Disagrees In Suit of Dud ley vs. Wear. After sitting on . the case for the greater part of a week, the jury which has been listening to the trial of the suit of Mrs. S. V. Dudley against Frank E. Wear and others has decided that it can not agree, and the case will go over to another term of court. It has been tried twice, and it was one of the most complicated cases that ever came be fore the Shawnee county district court. The story of the case dates back from the boom times in Topeka when people were platting additions out in the coun try two or three miles, expecting to get rich off of them. Mr. Wear and Colonel George W. Veale in the spring of 1887 purchased 30 acres of land from W. D. Alexander and platted it as "Irving Place." They gave Alexander a mort gage for $7,500, and he sold the mort gage to Mrs. Dudley. Wear and Veale sold a one-fourth interest in the land to A. C. Sherman and M. J. Carnahan each, and Carnahan sold half of his in terest to James J. Campbell. All of these parties were made principal de fendants to the suit, besides various others who claimed to have some sec ondary interest in the land. In the course of time $8,475 was paiS on the mortgage. The balance remain ed unpaid up to December 2, 1893, the day before the debt would become due, and on that date Guilford Dudley went to Mr. Wear and insisted on a payment on the mortgage in order to keep it alive. Mr. Wear explained that he had paid all of his share of it but he paid $5 for Sherman in order to keep the debt alive. When another five years was nearly up, at which time the statute of limi tations would again run if no more payments .were made, suit was brought against all the parties for the amount then due, $1,658.60. On the first trial of the case the jury found for the plaintiff, but a new trial was secured on the ground that the verdict was contrary to the special findings. In giving his instructions to the jury in the trial just concluded, Judge Hazen said there had been no case since he has been on the bench in which so many important questions have been involved. The main point at issue was whether or not the relation existing be tween the five owners of the land was a partnership. In case It was, one partner is liable for the whole indebt edness if the other members of the partnership are unable to pay. The courts have already decided that one person can not make a payment on the indebtedness of another and in that way keep it alive, so that Mr. Wear's action in making a payment for Mr. Sherman did not keep the mortgage alive unless a partnership existed, in which case each member of the part nership is liable for the total indebt edness. A list of 135 special questions was submitted to the jury to answer, but after deliberating on the case for a day and a half, the jury decided that it could come to no agreement. SCUDDER CASE DISMISSED. A Divorce Suit Which Will Not Be Tried. "Seudder vs Scudder, dismissed." This is the entry made in the trial docket in the district court, and back of it lies a story of domestic felicity restored to a Topeka -household over which the white-winged dove of peace refused to hover for several months. Mrs. T. T. Scudder was the plaintiff in the action, and sue brought suit against her husband, who was formerly a well known Topeka insurance man, asking for a divorce. They lived for a time in Potwin, and later boarded at the Throop. Mrs. Scudder alleged that her husband abused her shamefully, threatening all manner of evil against her. She also alleged that her husband's affections had strayed after a girl down at Webb City, Mo., and she had sev eral pictures of the latter. On these grounds she asked for the divorce. Mrs. Scudder was at one time county superintendent of Miami county, and refused a renomination in order that she might marry Mr. Scudder. The ease has been on the docket for several months and Mrs. Scudder has made no move to prosecute it. Mr. Scudder travels most of the time, and Mrs. Scudder went to Paola after the suit was filed. Her attorneys have not heard from her for a long time, and recently they were told that the couple had "made up." Accordingly when the case came up in the district court for disposition it was allowed to be dis missed. ANOTHER GOOD SALE. Seats For Stuart Robson In Great De mand. The advance sale of seats for the en gagement of the Francis Wilson com pany at the Crawford theater Saturday night and the engagement of Stuart Robson at the same house next Tues day night shows that Topeka people thoroughly appreciate first class at tractions. The sale of seats for the Robson engagement opened with a rush this morning, and the comedian will probably be seen by an audience similar in size to that which will sea Wilson Saturday night. The Wilson and Robson engagements are the two most notable of the present theatrical season. Neither of the stars has been seen in Topkea in years. John Dirr, Poseyville. lnd.. says. "I never used anything as good as One Min ute Cough Cure. We are never without it." Quickly breaks up coughs and colds. Cures all throat and lung troubles. Its use will prevent consumption. Pleasant to take. At all drug stores. Killed 70 Chinese. Rangoon. British Burmah, Feb. 22. A British official attached to the boun dary commission, named Hertz, while touring the Burmah-Chinese frontier, with an escort, has engaged and routed two considerable forces of hostile Chi nese from Mien Kawg Pa, killing the leader of the Chinamen and 70 Chinese. Scald head is an eczema of the scalp very severe sometimes, but it can be cured. Doan's Ointment, quick and per manent in its results. At any drug store, 0 cents. Nervous, Despondent, Fhysieally Ron-Down Men and ffoiaen Take the greatest blood and nerve builder of the century. Dr. Hallock's Wonderful Electric Pills for weak, worn-out, nervous people. Used in pri vate practice since 1S48. Thousands re stored to health and happiness.. Sold at all wholesale and retail drug stores, $1 per box, 6 boxes $5. Rowley & Snow, 600 Kansas avenue, Topeka, Kan. Advice on all diseases from specialists free. HALLOCK DRUG CO., 110 Court St. Boston, Mass. KIDNEYS IIIIHMII.Mfcl.il I 111 I,,, .... wW .' . As surely as the heart beats time to the life of man so do the kidneys fore shadow death. It is simply a matter of a few years w' n the neglecting of the kidneys' danger signals result in the life of man and woman being prema turely cut off. When the kidneys are in a healthy condition tney extract all poison and disease germs from the blood, passing them along the canal that connects the kidneys with the bladder and then out of the system along with the urine. When the kid neys are in a diseased condition from overwork, cold, or any one of the very numerous causes they refuse to perform their functions as a filter, causing the very prominent display of the signals above referred to. Many and many are the letters that have been received by THE HOLTIN CHEMICAL CO. from suffering people, who regret with their last breath that they did not take heed of the danger signals that were given them by nature. Suffering in the last grasp of the dread ed Bright's Disease, they knew that had they taken DR. HOLTIN'S KID NEY TABLETS their lives would not Dr. Holtin's Kidney Tablets is the only remedy absolutely and unconditionally guaranteed to cure every form of Kidney or Bladder complaints excepting of course, advanced Bright's Disease, a cure of which cannot be guaranteed. If Dr. Holtin's Kidney Tab lets do not cure, send to our laboratory and have your money refunded accord ing to our guarantee. For sale by the following druggists in Topeka: OEO. W. STANSF1ELD, 632 Kansas Ave.; L. S. WOOLVERTON. 704 Kansas Ave.; ED. T. SIM, cor. 6th and Kansas Ave.; W. H. WILSON, 414 East 4th; A. T. WAQGONER, 731 Kansas Ave.; MILLER PHARAMACY, 6th and Topeka Ave.; A. O. ROSSER, 10th and Topeka Ave.; A. C. KLINQAMAN, 120 East 6th; ROW LEY & SNOW. 6th and Kansas Ave. For sale in North Topeka by A. W. LACEY, 831 Kansas Ave.; ARNOLD DRUG CO., 821 Kansas Ave. CONDUCTORS WILL DANCE. Eleventh Annual Ball to Be Given Tonight. Several Topeka conductors have been busy today decorating Security hall in an appropriate manner for the eleventh annual ball of Topeka division No. 179 of the Order of Railway Conductors to night. For a number of years the To peka division has arranged a ball on the night of Washington's birthday, and each affair has proven the biggest of the kind in the state. A large num ber of railroad men from neighboring cities will be in attendance at the ball tonight. Harry Griffin, the well known gen eral manager of the Santa Fe "plug," will act as master of ceremonies to night, an office he has held with honor at similar events for several consec utive years. BAILEY SURRENDERS. Leavenworth Will Send a Curtis Delegation to Convention. The Bailey forces have surrendered in Leavenworth county, and arrangements have been made for a Curtis delegation from Leavenworth county, which has been regarded as a Bailey stronghold. The following telegram was received in Topeka at 2 o'clock this afternoon: " Leavenworth, Kas., Feb. 22, 1900. "A. K. Rodgers, Topeka, Kas.: Ami cable arrangements have been made with Senator Baker for a solid Curtis delegation from Leavenworth. Meet ing called off. F. W. WILLARD." The meeting which is referred to was one planned for tonight. The Modocs were to be thre, and a round-up like the Atchison meeting Tuesday night was planned. This takes away 13 delegates from Bailey and leaves him with 23. Bailey may withdraw from the con test and permit the nomination of Cur tis by acclamation. TO PRESERVE BREAD. H. V. Felt Introduces a Reform WTiich Has Merit. H. 3f. Felt at 507 West Tenth has in, troduced a new feature in the making of bread in this city. Bread as ordinar ily sold is handled many times before it reaches the consumer and it is, of course, subject to the accumulation of things not in its original composition. Mr. Felt personally receives the pro duct of his ovens as the baking is com pleted ani at once wraps the bread in a dust proof paper which is then sealed, making an air-tight covering for the loaves. This covering is not removed until the bread is ready to be placed upon the table. Then the paper is taken off and the bread, fresh and crisp, is ready for the knife. This new method does not increase the price or decrease the weight. . ANOTHER COLD WAVE. It Is Scheduled to Arrive Friday Night. Kansas is in the track of a cold wave and the mercury is expected to fall by Friday night. The forecast is "generally fair tonight and Fridav. Warmer tonight. Colder Fridav night." There ia a high barom eter near San Francisco moving in the wake of a low that started about St. Louis and is moving toward the Atlan tic. The zero weather continues in the north. The maximum temperature up to 11 o'clock was 36 and the minimum 17. The wind south making 8 miles an hour. The snowfall was two and six tenths inches and 63-hundredths of an inch of water. "I had dvspepsia for years. No medicine was so effective as Kodol Dyspepsia Cure. It gave immediate relief. Two bot tles produced marvelous results." writes L. II. -Warren, Albany, Wis. It digests what vou eat and can not fail to cure. At all drug stores. SIGNAL DIZZINESS. SIGNS OF DANGER AKE EVERYWHERE. Backache, Headache, Tired Feeling, Pains Across the Loins or in Bladder, Nervousness, Sleeplessness, Chills, Scald ing TJrine or Urine of au Unnatural Color, all tell one story that of Diseased Sidneys. have been crushed out before Its natural time. Is this not a warning to people who are rushing along life's pathway without any regard to the cry of Nature's signs? The American people, as a nation, overwork their kidneys. This fact, coupled with the large quantity of In jurious acids contained In the common American beverages, fully accounts for the surprising and always Increasing number of deaths in this country from the fatal Bright's Disease. Bright's Disease, the advanced form of Kidney Disease, is purely and simply consump tion of the kidneys. Like consumption of the lungs, a cure is almost utterly impossible in Its advanced stage. All persons mothers and fathers, sons and daughters owe to themselves and fam ily connneetions a serious duty that of taking such steps as will insure them against premature death. Weak, over worked kidneys must be attended to. They must do their functions properly, and all injurious acids consumed through the stomach must be oblit erated by means of the kidneys, and if the kidneys are in any way clogged, the proper medicine must be taken to as sist them in their filtering process. The kind that please. Our stock includes the most pleasing gifts for those you care to make happy. Some of these articles cost a great deal, but they're all worth the price. Every dollar invested in such goods is wisely placed. Your regard for a friend is never cheapened by such gifts. See our 25c Sterling Novelties Engraved Free, at MORRISON'S Jewelry and Optical Store, 507 KAJSAS AVE., TOPEKA. SENTENCE SUSPENDED. W. J. Kirk Stole Coal Because He Was Freezing. W. J.Kirk was arraigned before Judge Magaw today on the charge of stealing coal. Kirk admitted his guilt. He made no defense. Judge Magaw asked him where he had gotten the coal and he replied that he took it from a car standing on the Union Pacific tracks. "Why did you take it?" asked the judge. "Because I was freezing," was the answer. "Sen tence is suspended and you may go," was the decision of the court. TALK No. 77. Sizes. A good many people ftk me whether large lenses or small ones are better for the eyes. I am in favor of the larger lenses, although they should not be too large in proportion to the face. Some faces look better In large lenses while others would look better in small. The only difference so far as the , eyes themselves are concerned, is the fact that the larger lenses give a better range of vision. It is easier to turn the eyes from side to side than to turn the whole head. From the standpoint of fash ion the larger lenses are really be coming more and more popular. The standard of today is three sizes larger than the standard of six years ago. This shows an in crease of one size for everv two years. I believe that before the present year is over it will increase still another size. , My exclusive attention is given to fitting glasses. CHAS. BENNETT, OPTICIAN, 730 Kansas Avenue. Established 1879.