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TOPEKA STATE JOTJRNAIV SATTJRDAT EVEXTXG, MAKCH 10, 1900.
3 5 - t t t t -tt -tt THE ORIGINAL WORCESTERSHIRE John Duncan' Sons, Agents, New York WHEELER STILL IN. "War Department Hasn't Heard of Any Resignation. "Washington, March 10. The state ment attributed to General Joe Wheel er in a recent interview in San Fran cisco that he tendered his resignation as an officer of the volunteer army last November has caused some surprise among- the otiicials of the war depart ment. It is said there that if General "Wheeler was tendered his resignation the document has not yet reached the adjutant general's office. According to the records of the war department. Gen. Wheeler is still an officer of the volun teer army and is in receipt of the pay and allowances of a "brigadier general. In case he desires to quit the military service to resume his legislative duties the matter will be considered by the president after a personal conference with him. It is said at the war depart ment that Gen. Wheeler was ordered Ihome from the Philippines at his own request as reported to the department by Gen. Otis. BRIEF TELEGRAMS. Havana, March 10. The T'nited States armort'd cruiser New York, flagship of Hoar Admiral Farquhar. commander-in-chief of the North Atlantic squadron, ar rived here today, followed shortly by the gunboat Machias. The battleship Texas and the cruiser Detroit are ex pected tomorrow. 0 San FYancisco. March 10. Honolulu ad vices announce the death of Solly Walter, a. well known artist, who formerly resided in this city and New York. The cause of Ida death was consumption. He was a native of Austria and was a cavalry officer in the Austrian, axmy in the war of lStid. Denver, Polo.. March 10. A special to the .Republican from Albuquerque, N. M.f says: Samuel 3itndoval, a young desper ado, was killed and several citizens wounded in a battle at the town of Ata rique, which followed an attempt to ar rest Sandoval and Juan Mests. who had been "shooting up the town." M est as was captured. Washington. March 10. The house com mittee on public lands has favorably re ported the series of bills relative to land laws in Alaska, introduced by Mr. Lacey (Iowa.) Washington, March 10. Senator Liodg-e has introduced a joint resolution giving to the senior major general of the army while commanding1 the army the rank of lieutenant general, together with the emoluments and pay of that rank. Santo Domlng-o, March 10. (Via Galves ton. ) The political movement against the government may be considered to he end ed. Gen. Pepin, former governor of San tiago de Los Caballeros. and three of his followers, are being pursued by the troops of the government, and it is expected they will be taken prisoners at any time. London, March 10. Though John Rus kin's will and codicils ha ve not betn proved, it Is understood that the testa tor confirms the deed of gift made by him In 185, whereby Brantwood and ail its contents are settled on Mrs. Arthur Severn. Certain literary duties are en trusted to her. in conjunction with Prof. Charles Kliot Norton, the author of Cam bridge Mass., and Alexander Wedderburn, CJ. C. After certain annuities to the ser vants, the residue is given to the Sev erns, who, with C. M. Barker, are execu tors and trustees. MARCH AND THE LION. Something Better Than the Old Saw. The saying about the lion and the lamb in March often proves false, but there is another and a better one which is literally true. When March comes in and finds you taking Hood's Sarsa parilla to purify, enrich and vitalize your blood, you may expect, when it P)es out, that it will leave you free from that tired feeling and with none of the boils, pimples and eruption which manifest themselves because of impure blood in the sjring. If you have not already begun taking Hood's '.arsaparilla for your spring medicine, we adv ise you to begin today. We as Bure you it will make you feel better all through the coming: summer. Mrs. Calvin Zimmerman. Milsburg. Pa., Kays: "As a spee.ly cure for coughs, colds, croup and sore throat One Minute Couth Cure is unequaled. It is pleasant for chil dren to take. I heartily recommend it to mothers." It Is the only harmless remedy that produces immediate results. It cures bronchitis, pneumonia, grippe and throat and lung disease. It will prevent con sumption. At ail drug stores. iC c r &X Mil iM"" A Weather-Strip. The use of "Seventy-seven" like a weather-strip shuts out the March winds; protects you from Grip, Colds and Pneumonia; restores the checked circulation (indicated by a chill or shiver), starts the blood coursing through the veins and so "breaks up" a Cold. Edition de Luxe. If in response to your request you re ceive Dr. Humphreys' Manual with pa per cover, don't be disappointed, the Edition de Luxe will follow as soon as a new lot are bound. Chapter on the Diseases of Children. rS.umPnr,eys' Homeopathic Medicine Co., Cor. William & John sta.-. New York. SAUCE I rv 1 BEWARE OF J 1 IMITATIONS J ' 1 1 Thi lienatnre i I I oneiarj bottl: 1 a a ' RAILROAD NEWS. Santa.Fe Will Engage In Man ufacture of Ice. A Big Plant Is to Be Establish ed at Newton. AS ECONOMICAL MOVE. Estimated That Thousands of Dollars Will Be Saved. Storage House to Be Built In Connection With Plant. The Santa F"e. management has prac tically decided to engage in the Ice manufacturing business and build a bis manufacturing and, storage plant at Newton. - 'The plant will probably be built thH year. It will cost 25 or SO thousand dollars. The question of manufacturing ice for the company's needs has been under consideration by the management for some time. In "open" winters a plant of this kind would save the company thousands of dollars. A year ago the company was able to secure ice at less cost than it could be manufactured be cause of the continued severity of the weather, but it is estimated that year In and year out the plant would accom plish a great saving. It would at all times insure a plentiful supply. Newton has been decided on as the location of the plant because of the ad vantage offered in distributing the pro duct. With a storage house in connec tion, the ice could be held and mow! to various points on the line when the opportunity was afforded by trains of "empties." In this way there would bo no cost attached to the transportation as cars which would otherwise be moved empty, would be used. When established the plant will give employment to a number of men. KAW VALLEY FARMERS OBJECT May Oppose Transfer of "Winner Line Right of "Way to. Stillwell. Kansas City, March 9. The farmers in the Kaw valley, between Kansas City. Kas.,. and Lawrence, are consid erably exercised over the reports pub lished in the newspapers that W. E. Winner has transferred the right of way granted him for an electric rail way to A. E. Stillwell for an entrance to Kansas City of his proposed air line to the Pacific coast. The land was ac quired by Winner and his associates for the right of way for the Kansas City, Lawrence & Topeka Electric railway. The Kaw valley farmers say they do not wish to be placed in the attitude of opposing or in any way obstructing the building of a great railway line to the coast, yet thy think it would be an imposition on hem should this land granted or sold for an electric railway be diverted to the use of a steam rail way. The farmers are not altogether cer tain as to the reading of the contracts which have already been signed, but they assert that under the representa tions made by Winner and his associ ates no motive power other than elec tricity was ever considered in granting or selling the land for railway pur poses. "We feel that we ought to encourage the building of an electric railway, as it would afford us the facilities we need for quick transit to the city," said one of the leading land owners yesterday. "Had we known that a steam railroad was to be operated over the right of way it would have been an entirely dif ferent matter with us." The right of way obtained for the Kansas City, Lawrence & Topeka Elec tric railway runs parallel with the Muncie boulevard from Kansas City, Kas., to Bonner Springs. The Union Pacific main line also parallels the Muncie boulevard. The main objection of the farmers is that with a stearn railway running on each side of the boulevard its use as a main thorough fare to the city would practically be destroyed. HILARIOUS CONDUCT COSTS. Railroad Company Made to Pay For Disturbance of Passengers. 'A recent case in the Texas courts emphasizes the need which exists in some quarters for a more efficient regu lation in connection with the conduct of passengers in sleeping cars. Some individuals seem possessed of the idea that because they have paid their fare they have the right to conduct them selves as they please regardless of the surroundings. Such persons should be taught that other people have rights which should be protected, one of which is exemption from excessively boister ous conversation. It not infrequently happens that a party will occupy a sec tion, and more frequently- the smoking room, and become exceedingly hilarious, to the great discomfort of quieter-disposed or even sick people who may be upon the same car. The case referred to resulted in a judgment of $300 against the railroad company for permitting such a dis turbance, and it is hoped will serve as a reminder of their duties in the prem ises. SANTA FE INTO OAKLAND. Electric Line "Will Extend From Val ley Road Terminus. San Francisco, March 10. A franchise has been applied for from the board of supervisors of Contra Costa county at Martinez, in the name of two of the most prominent financiers and promoters of Oakland, that may mean the entrance of the Atchison. Topeka & Santa Fe rail road into Oakland, and which certainly means a connection between the present terminus of that road at Point Rich mond and that city. The signers of the application are A. S. Macdanald, a well known young promoter who has done much advance work for the Santa Fe railroad, and William G. Henshaw, presi dent of the Union Savings bank and one of the leading hankers of Oakland. The petitioners ask for a franchise for an electric railroad to run from the county line between Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The proposed line of the railroad is regarded as the clearest indi cation that if has something- to do with connecting the end of .the Vallev Rail road at Point Richmond with Oakland. The business between San Pablo and Oakland will not warrant the construc tion of an electric railroad and it means that this line will connect the population on this side of the bay with the terminus of the Valley railroad at Point Richmond. FREIGHT TRAIN HOLD-UP. Kansas City Colored People Secure Several Tons of Coal. Did you ever hear of a freight train being held up? asks the Atchison Globe. Such a thing occurred on the Missouri Pacific at Kansas City, Kansas, last night. The stealing consisted entirely of coal. There is a steep grade as trains come north through Kansas City, but an engine nearly always takes an ordinary train over the grade. Last night train No. 131, in charge of Con ductor Kimball and Engineer Jaquish, stalled on the grade, and it was dis covered brakes had been set. After the brakes were released, it was impossible to start up on the grade, and the train had to be cut in two. The forward por tion was taken on to tne first siding, and the engine returned for the rear part of the train. While the crew were away two or three tons of coal were thrown off coal cars. The robbery was undoubtedly planned a3 from twenty to thirty color ed people were seen about the yards and train. RAISE TIE AND POLE TIMBER. Santa Fe "Will Go Into Business of Planting Trees. The forestry division ot the United States agricultural department has joined the Santa Fe railway system in the inauguration of an innovation in American railway methods the rais ing of tie and pole timbers by the road itself. This action is due chiefly to the fail ing of the natural supply of this mate rial in all but the newer portions of the United States. About 1.000,000 acres of timber are consumed annually by rail roads in building and repairing, and at the present rate of timber depletion the increased cost of such material will sdon be a serious factor in railroad economy. The Santa Fe line has al ready done some experimental planting and the results have done much to stim ulate interest. This road plapted 1.280 acres in catalpas fifteen years ago. The total expense was $128,000; but it is es timated by the railroad officials that in ten years more the tract will have pro duced $2,560,000 worth of poles, ties and posts. Having become convinced of the ne cessity of growing their own timber, the railroads naturally wish to take ad vantage of the assistance offered by the government to tree planters which consists of expert advice and of the working plans for planting, based on personal examination. The object of the government is to demonstrate the value of tree plantations to land own ers, especially those in the treeless re gions of the west. ENORMOUS INCREASE. Report of Railroad Operation Last Year Shows Gain of $138,750,000. The Financial Chronicle, in its cur rent issue, completes as far as possible the compilation of last year's earnings by the railroads. The figures, of course, are not complete, as quite a number of roads give out returns off gross alone. Sufficient data, however, have been ob tained to justify the belief that the im provement for the twelve months end ing with December 31 last in revenues by the whole railroad system of the United States will fall not much below $140,000,000. Assuming this to be approximately correct, the magnitude of the gains in recent years by the transportation com panies can be quickly seen when it is stated that the increase in earnings for 1898 was $90,000,000, and in 1897 $75,000, 000, making an aggregate improvement in the three years of $305,000,000, albeit the exact figures reported fall some what short of this through the failure of many companies to report. From the returns actually made the gross earn ings in 1899, contrasted with those of the previous year, reflect a gain of no less than $138,750,000. HANDSOME NEW DEPOT. Santa Fe Station at Fort Worth to Be Opened April 1. Galveston, Tex., March 10. Major G. A. Quinlan, vice president and general manager, and Mr. H. L. Robbfns, gen eral passenger agent of the Houston and Texas Central railroad, arrived on Galveston today for the purpose of con ferring with Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe officials concerning the opening of the new passenger station of the two lines mentioned at Fort Worth. It is expected to open the depot for business about April 1. The officials of the - two companies have selected for their joint ticket agent Mr. H. A. Johnson. Mr. Johnson was for a number of years in the ser vice of the Katy as city ticket agent at San Antonio and Galveston. Later ix-i was in charge of the freight depart ment of the Gulf and Interstate, retir ing from that position recently when joint operation of that line with the Gulf, Beaumont and Kansas City was inaugurated. FROM HORTON. Engineer Will Love has been off duty two weeks on account of the illness of his wife. There are but twenty-five more coal cars to be built in order to complete the order for the first hundred. Brakeman Uhl has been transferred to the yard, succeeding Switchman Frank Love, who resigned. J. E. Palmer, formerly chief clerk in the storehouse, is now working for the Illinois Central at Paducah, Ky. Timekeeper Bartlow has a prominent part in the play "Peep O'Day" which will be given by Horton amateurs March 17th. Engineer C. Riley came up from Ar mourdale Wednesday and will run out of Horton for the present. His wife and child will remain in Armourdale. Engineer Mart Conway, of Emporia, has returned to Horton. He is a son-in-law of Bent Heatherly and well known as an old Horton boy. He went out on 31 Wednesday, being now employed here. P. E. Coleman of Herington, One of ' J ' iX 1 ' A circular has been issued by General Foreman Conrad appointing G. C. Mc Kinley, foreman of the blacksmith shop, vice H. 'Williams resigned. Mr. McKin lev is a number one mechanic, as well as one of the oldest employes of that de partment, and his promotion gives great satisfaction. ? ECHO OF LANG WRECK. Relatives of Mail Clerk McGlade Get $5,000 Damages. Emporia, March 10. In the case brought by T. L Ryan, administrator of the es tate of M. J. McGlade, against the Santa Fe in Chase county district, the jury re turned with a verdict of $5,000 for the heirs. Mr. McGlade, a mail clerk, was killed in the Lang wreck two years ago. His father and mother were dead. A sister and a brother lived in Canada. Mr. Rvan, his cousin, was appointed ad ministrator of the estate. The suit was watched with some inter est by lawyers on account of the question of damages. Mr. McGlade not having father, mother or family of his own to support, the extent of the damage that his death had caused was a question which was contended. The .estate sued for $10,000 and got half. Newspaper Man Appointed. Chicago, March 10. W. B. Hunter, former railroad reporter of the Times Herald, and some time ago appointed advertising agent of the Lackawanna road, has just been appointed indus trial agent of the same line. Mr. Hunter will assume his new duties in addi tion to his old ones. The appointment was made by the traffic manager of the road and approved by the president. The appointment takes effect April 1. and Mr. Hunter will thereafter report direct to the traffic manager. Big Santa Fe Reservoir. Temple, Tex., March 10. Work on the Santa Fe reservoir is progressing nicely and excavation has been begun on the pipe line from the lake to the Santa Fe yards. The work is being pushed as rapidly as possible, so as to have the dam in readiness for catching and fold ing the spring rains. . RAILROAD NOTES. Engine 283 Is doing service on the Fast Mail during the absence of 53, the regular engine. V. H. Stillwell, division superintend ent, and A. J. Hitt, general superintend ent of the Rock Island, have completed an inspection trip over the northwestern divisions of that system. A mock congress will be held at the railroad Y. M. C. A. this evening. Capt. A. M. Fuller of the Rock Is land ticket office is sick. W. J. Caverley, traveling passenger and freight agent for the Rio Grande Western, and E. B. Rowland, holding the same position with the Grand Trunk at Chicago, were in town last evening. T. W. Peterson of the Santa Fe shops has returned to work after several days' sickness. Engineer Robert Rollo is running on the west end of the middle division. He is well known in Topeka, being a son of James Rollo of this place. The Southern Pacific railroad ha3 established a relief department. The object is to help sick and disabled em ployes, and to assist relatives in case of death. James Farley, an engineer on the Cottonwood division.was In town Thurs day. . . The Rock Island station report at Smith Center for February shows car load shipments as follows: Hogs, Id; cat tle. 8; wheat, 4; horses 1: total 28. The carload receipts were as follows; Coal. 6; lumber, 6; pipe, 1: salt, 1; total, 14. The station business amounted to $5,744.54. Agent C. B. Toung, o the Santa Fe, has been given a six months leave of absence. He leaves soon for New Mex ico, where he goes on account of Mrs. Young's health. G. L.' Pfundstein, cash ier at the station, takes his place, and Mark Corey is down from Iola to act as cashier. Chanute Tribune. The M., K. & T. will begin as soon as weather will permit to extend its branch at Mineral, twenty-five miles east in Cherokee county, to Joplin, Galena and neighboring zinc towns. This extension will add one more division to the nearly a dozen Parsons already has. Should gas be struck at Parsons, this line will give Parsons a direct line to the mineral belt, so smelters will have no difficulty in getting over. Not all corporations are soulless and the Rock Island railroaG company is one that deserves specific exception. When J. F. Kerr died at Plains, Kan., last week he left a wife and three children almost penniless. The Rock Island has in recognition of his faithful service ap pointed Mrs. Kerr agent at the same sta tion with the same salary given her hus band and has allowed her a capable as sistant until she can learn the duties of the position. The station is on a branch line with few trains and she can easily look after the work. She takes charge next week. It is a fine and praiseworthy thing to do and is creditable to the road's management. Abilene Chronicle. A BIG CUCUMBER FARM.- It Will Be Near Lawrence and "Will Comprise 1,100 Acres. Lawrence, March 10. Kansas Is to have a new industry. It is a cucumber farm on a large scale. Not Ions ago a Phila delphia pickle firm offered to buy the product from 600 acres of cucumbers, the farm to be located near Lansing:. But an insurmountable obstacle was discov ered. Cucumbers designed for pickling1 purposes must be harvested promptly and there are not enough school children in the neighborhood of Lansing to gather the crop, and it is not likely that the state, officers would listen to any propo sition to utilize the prisoners in the state penitentiary for such a purpose. The pro ject now is to secure 1,100 acres near Lawrence on the line of the proposed electric railroad. The cucumber crop ma tures just as the school term ends and with the public schools, the government Indian school, a possible chance of get ting a few pickers from the state uni versity students tends to the success of the project the Popular Rock Island Conductors. NO LONGER A POPULIST. Barnett Gibbs Returns to the Demo cratic Party. Dallas, Tex., March 10 Barnett Gibbs has returned to full fellowship in the Democratic party. Mr. Gibbs was the Populist nominee for congress in the Sixth (Dallas) district in 1896, and the Populist candidate for governor in 189S. Prior to 1896 he was a Democrat and had been state senator and lieuten ant governor. Today he said: "I am going to act again with the Democratic party and shall participate in the primary election to be held o.i May 26. The iron-clad test adopted by the county Democratic executive- com mittee, which bars negroes altogether, and also all white voters except prac-t tically Chicago platform Democrats, suits me exactly. I have at last become convinced that this must be strictly a white man's government and that the Democratic party should be a white man's party and a party for the masses and not the classes. I voted for Bryan in 1896 because I believed him to be sincere. I havevnot changed my mind concerning him and am ready to vote for him again. In Texas the point has been reached where a man lias to choose between a white man's party and a party ruled by negroes. I prefer the former." , - PURCHASERS OF LIQUOR 'Will Have Their Names and Amount Secured Officially Published. Boston, March 10. There was a unique transaction at the town meeting at Northfield, Vt., yesterday. A resolu tion providing that all persons procur ing liquor at the town agency should have their names printed In the locr.l newspapers at the end of each month, together with the quantity procured, the purpose for which it was obtained and the amount paid, was passed. The resolution also provides that the names of all persons requesting a supply of liquor at the agency shall be published at the same time. The town agency is the place provided by the prohibitory law for the purchase of liquors for medicinal, mechanical and other useful purposes, but not lor a beverage. BABY 'PHONES HEATEN. Tires of "Waiting Por Mamma to Hear Her Prayers and Tries the Wire. Sycamore, III., March 10. The Rev. Case Davis, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Warren, 111., has a daughter nearly 3 years of age who is very particular about saying her prayers before retiring each night. One evening last week her mother was de tained from hearing her prayers at the usual hour, and little Louise waited patiently some time. Finally patience ceased to be a virtue with her, and she climbed upon a chair, and, taking down the receiver of the telephone, shouted into it: "Hello Central, dive me heaven. I want to say my prayers." She struck the keynote, for immed iately her mamma heard the little one's prayers without the use of a telephone, and the sleepy little one was snuggled into bed. FOUR NEW CASES. Bubonic Plague Not Yet Extinguished in Hawaii. Honolulu, March 3, (via San Fran cisco, March 10). Four new cases of bubonic plague have developed since March 2. Among those afflicted is Her man Levy, a hotel clerk. His symptoms are of the pneumonic type. The schooner Alice Kimball from Maui brings word that there is a sus picious case of sickness in camp 2, Kihe plantation. Encouraging reports come from the outside islands. No addi tional cases have developed in either Hilo or Kahului. The board of health has decided to lift the quarantine ou both places within a few days. DEMOCRATS TO NOMINATE. Decide to Place a City Ticket in the Field. The Democrats will have ac ity ticket in the field. The central committee met last night and decided to nominate can didates. The city convention will be held Fri day evening, March 16, at the Demo cratic Flambeau club rooms. The ward caucuses to nominate dele gates will be held Wednesday evening, March 14, at the following places: First ward, fire station; Second ward, flambeau club hall: - Third ward. Crouch's shoe shop; Fourth ward, city prison; Fifth ward, Hoffman house; Sixth ward, Allen's barn. BIG OHIO OIL DEAL. English Syndicate Said to Have Made a $10,000,000 Purchase. Toledo, O., March 10. The English petroleum syndicate of London, the for eign branch of the Standard Oil com pany, is reliably reported to have closed a gigantic deal in the Ohio oil field. The company absorbs the Cudahy combina tion of Chicago and the Manhattan Oil company. The consideration is said to be $10,000,000. Prof. M. H. Kasper, Evangelical Luth eran Seminary, Addison, Ills. write?: "I had been suffering for some time with eevere pains in my lungs and coughed al most constantly. One bottle Beggs' Cher ry Cough Syrup entirely cured me." It is guaranteed to cure has never failed. R. W. Squire- Pharmacist. 732 Kansas ave. Pt. "Worth and Return $14.50 Via the Santa Pe. Account Cattlemen's 'Association. Tickets on sale March 11-12. Final limit March 18th. Two through trains a day. Through sleepers and free chair cars. See T. L. King, Agent, Santa Fe for particulars. Mrs. Harriet Evans. Hinsdale. Til- writes. "I never fail to relieve my chil dren from croup at once by usinjr One Minute Cough Cure. Iwouid not feel safe witnout it. wuicKiy cures cougns, coias, grippe and all throat and lung disease. At all drug stores. , Grain-O is not a stimu lant, like coffee. It is a tonic and its effects are permanent. A successful substitute for coffee, because it has . the coffee flavor that al most everybody likes. Lots of coffee substi tutes -in the market, but only one food drink Grain-O. All grocer ; 15c and iSe. 3 THE FOOD DRINK, HELP FOR THE DESPAIRING. LUNG WEAKNESS AND WASTING AWAY GIVES WAY TO ROBUST A New York Physician Discovers a New System of Treatment of World Wide Importance CONSUMPTION, GRIP DISEASES MASTERED AT LIST. FuilTreatnienf --- . , - jimli li FttEE, Thousands of sufferers from con sumption, tuberculosis, catarrh, bron chitis, grip and its deadly after-effects. lung weakness and pulmonary diseases in every form are being cured by a new system of treatment which is rapidly supplanting old methods in the leading hospitals. Dr. T. A. Slocum.of New York, the discoverer, has robbed consumption of its terror by destroying the deadly ba cilli and building the system anew. He has gone deeper into the solution of the problem of healing the inflamed mucous surfaces than any other medi cal giant of any age. J. he new felocum System of Treatment cures by scientific progress, each step of the work strengthening the other. j.ne weaK, thin woman whose nerves are diseased and unstrung, is made to feel the flow of tingline new life in her veins. The despondent are rejuvenated and their "blues" banished for good. Vr- oioeum nas reduced medicine to an exact sicence, and he proposes to save countless lives by sending free to all who apply, his four preparations comprising the full Slocum Treatment, which is pleasant to take and adapted to all ages. If you wish to get well don't miss this opportunity, for the cold weather dan gers are a constant menace to the ail ing. Oet rid of any disease of head, throat or lungs before it gets rid of you. MR. PHELPS IS DEAD. Former Minister to England Suc cumbs to Long Illness. New Haven, Conn., March 10. E. J. Phelps, former minister to England, died at his home in this city late yes terday afternoon, after an illness of about two months. The end was peace ful and for several hours before he passed away he was unconscious. There were present at the bedside, the wife and son, Charles Phelps, of Boston, and the daughter, Mrs. Horatio Loomis, of New York and his physician. Though Professor Phelps recovered from the pneumonia attack, he was so weakened that he was unable to regain vitality. It had been hoped that he might re cover until a few days ago, when it was apparent that his strength had so failed that it was but a matter of hours when death would come. The funeral services will be held from Battel chapel, Sunday at 3 p. m. The remains will be taken to Burlington, Vt., fbr interment. ONE BIKG CIRCUS. Farmer and His Team Were the Only Performers. A runaway furnished a great deal of excitement and little damage for the peo ple on Kansas avenue between Fifth street and Sixth avenue Friday. It was a one-ring runaway, which went in a cir cle Instead of a straight line. The tongue of a farmer's wagon drop ped as he was about midway between the two streets and his horses became frightened. They pranced around until both got on the same side of the tongue and this made the wagon go in a circle. Occasionally the tongue would strike some obstruction and throw the front of the wagon, including the farmer, a foot or two in the air, but the farmer clung pluckily to the lines, while the public formed a circle at a safe distance to watch the performance. Everybody was afraid to try to get hold of the team for fear of wrecking the whole outfit. In one trip around the ring, the team wagon and all were on the sidewalk on the east side of the avenue, and the horses came within two feet of going through the front of Lake's drug store. It was a very exciting moment, but the farmer got them headed for the street just in time to save the plate glass. At length the tongue struck the edge of the curbing squarely and the horses were run up against a telephone pole, stopping them until the bystanders could seize them. The only damage done was the breaking of the tongue. SAME AS LOTTERIES. Bill to Exclude Prize Fight Mews From the Mails. Washington. March 10. Representative Hepburn (la.) has Introduced a bill pro viding that no pictures or description of any prize fight or pugilistic encounter or any proposal of betting on a fight, shall be transmitted in the mails nor by any common carrier engaged in interstate commerce, whether in a newspaper or periodical or in any other form. Any per son sending or knowingly receiving such matter for transmission is made liable to imprisonment not exceeding one year or fine exceeding $1,000 with a proviso that the act shall not apply to any person not engaged in the preparation, publica tion or sale of such prohibited newspa per, periodical or picture. Judge Taft's Secretary. Napa, Cal., March 10. General Edward Moody MoCook, who has been at the Yountville Veterans home for the past week suffering from inflammatory rheu matism, has so- far improved as to feel that he will be able to continue his Jour ney to the Philippines as secretary to Judge Taft, president of the Philippine commission. He has been up and around for the past day or so, and talks quite cheerfully. He expects to be in good physical condition in the near future. HEALTH. AND ALL PULMONARY Get rid of that stubborn cough oa cold. Strengthen tbose weak, delicate lungs. Banish that pain from them. Cure the mucous discharge and heal the surfaces. Cure the sore and inflamed throat Stop wasting away by getting fleshy. Have a rosy glow to your cheeks, in stead ot that pale, pinched look. Get strength and stamina to carry yon through winter's ordeals. The Slocum Treatment will make you well by scientific steps, curing each dif ficulty as the work progresses. Write the Doctor. Send yonr name, post office and express address to Dr. T. A. Slocum, 98 Pine St., New York, and fresh from his great lab ratories will speed without delay, a FuU Free Course (the Slocum Treatment) con sisting of the Four Preparations which cures all diseases of head, throat and lungs and consumption. Also mention that you read this an-, nouncement in the Topeka State Jour nal and much oblige the Editor, mm SHORTEST LINE. COLORADO FLYER. CLEANSING, BEAUTIFYING. The grandest combination on earth, for cleansing, puri fvine" and beautifvine the complexion is WOOMURTS Facial SoaU and WOODBURY'S - Facial Cream. 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