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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 2, 1900.
m YOU CAN'T TAKE M;LeansT Liver and Kidnexll AND KEEP SICK if it's Headaches, Backaches, Biliousness, Diabetes, Rheumatism or Dyspepsia that troubles you. Sold by all druggists. Prepared only by The Dr. J.H. McLean Medicine Co., St. LouU, Mo. Wood, Coal, Charcoal, Kindling. Telephone 530 Kaczynski. Fourth and Jackson. SPORTING NEWS. Charles H. Smith, of Chicago, Praises His Swift Racer. Thinks "Lieut. Gibson" Worth More Than $20,000 Bid. DENVER SHORTEST LINE. COLORADO FLYER. IS I: FINE CONDITION. The First Choice For the Ken tucky Derby Stakes. Divides Favoritism With Mes merist For American Derby. Chicago, April 2. Charles Head Smith, the Chicago board of trade man who owns the great colt Lieutenant Gibson, now first favorite for the Kentucky Der by and dividing favoritism with the mighty Mermerist in the winter book on the American Derby, spoke of his horse yesterday as follows: "I never have had the slightest Inten tion of selling the horse, all reports to the contrary notwithstanding. Whether he will prove to be a ereat 3-vear-old is something that remains to be proved, but it ne is wortn jzu.wu to Tom cartel, which is the sum offered, than he Is cer tainly worth that to me. "As a 2-year-old Gibson showed that he could both carry weight and go a dis tance, notably so at Latonlt in the fall, when he won the Kentucky Central stakes at one mile on a track that was ankle deep in mud. In this race he car ried 125 pounds. Some people argue that he did not beat much in that event, but let me tell you that Kentucky Farmer, who ran second on that occasion, is a good deal better than people give him the credit of being. "If Mermerist is worth $70,000. which my friend Mr. Featherstone is reported to have refused for him, then Lieutenant Gibson is certainly worth more than Mr. Carter offered me. It may be that my colt can not beat Mesmerist, but there 19 one thing certain, and that is that I would not cross the road to avoid a meet ing with the son of imp. Albert and Hoo doo, who has yet to show he can go a route a task that the get of imp. Albert have not yet accomplished in good com pany. "Trainer Hughes reports that the celt is doing well in work and if nothing hap pens to prevent Gibson will be started In the Kentucky derby and the Clark states at LouisA'ille and in the Latonia derby and Himyax stakes at the Coving ton, Ky., track. After that he will be brought on here and given a special prep aration, for the American Derby, a race which, as a Chicago man, I should like to win. "Lieutenant Gibson's best race last sea son, in my opinion, was the one in which he was beaten by Batten, the best r;-year-old there was out last season, barring Ethelbert. In this race, which was at one mile and a sixteenth, he carried 100 pounds and was not beaten until within twenty yards of the wire, the race being run in 1:48 2-5." team Tuesday. Clements looked well, and said that if he failed to hold his own from the start he would quit and return home. PADDEK IN WHITE STOCKINGS. Comiskey Secures His Release From the National League. Richard Padden, rated as one of the best second basemen in the National league, has signed with Charles Comis key of the Chicago White Stockings. Padden formed part of the assets of the Washington National League club, and was one of the players turned over to the league when Earl Wagner and his brother sold out their holdings. Padden's release was secured direct from the National league. Comiskey has also purchased the re leases of Third Baseman Hartman and Pitcher Gettig from the New York club. He has made an offer for Brodie of the Brooklyn, club, and the chances are that the outfielder will be seen In a Chicago uniform. The members of Comlskey's team are beginning to report. Frank Isbell and Roy Patterson, both pitchers, called at President Johnson's office. Eddie Burke, Dan Lally, Roger Denzer and Frank Shu gart are expected today. Frank Motx, who lives In Akron, Ohio, ami Jack Ko tall, of Detroit, will report at Champaign. It is doubtful whether Comiskey will be with the team when the players report at Champaign. Comlskey's boy, who is down with pneumonia, was worse yester day, and Comiskey has practically decid ed to turn the team over to Tony Mul-lane. MAY HAVE NO BALL TEAM. Baltimore Promoters Still Hold Out Against League's Demands. New York, April 2. The baseball situa tion In Baltimore has taken an unpleas ant turn. It looks possible that that city will have no ball team after all. The trouble comes about through the de mands of the National league that $4,300 rental be paid for the grounds; that the Eastern league club should shoulder the insurance on the stands and that the con tract shall exist for one year, with three year optional renewal, valid only In case no baseball exists. The price asked for the Washington franchise Is $2,400, with no extra pay ments. The two prices being compared, the Baltimore backers refused to comply. KANSAS NEWS. Wellington's Party of Cape Nome Gold Seekers Will Have to Pay Fare Amount ing to Nearly $3,000. BAND OF TWENTY-TWO Fare to Seattle $41 and $100 via Steamer to Destination. Many Agents Yisit the Town to Secure the Business. FELL CALLS CANDIDATES. I Everybody i Miffs a i I Good Bargain -tc The best bargain in railroad travel at present is a person- jf. I ally conducted exoursion to - California by the Santa Fe -K Route. X Excellent accommodations ? and reliable personal escort J without extra charge. X Three times a week from - Chicago and Kansas City. Ask for full details. T. L. KINO. Agent, X The A. T. & s. F. Railway, TOPEKA, KAS. FIGHT PROMOTERS HUSTLING. LP FREE! FREE! FREE! Teeth extracted free from 8 to 10 o-ciock a.m., to in- ny ini mt y i trorlncn Painless Methods to the public. OCR PRICES FOR 15 DAYS : 810.00 Set of Teeth $5.00 815.00 Set of Best Teeth $8.00 Gold Crowns (22k) $5.00 Gold Fillings $1.00 Tip Silver Fillings 50c up Ail Work Guaranteed 10 Tears. AMERICAN DENTAL PARLORS, Dr. E. C. Hostetler, Mgr. 713 Kansas Ave. Many Contests Will Be Pulled Off Be fore September 1. New York. April 2. There Is hustle on the part of the managers of the fighters to make matches now that the Horton law has been repealed, to go into effect on September 1. Bill Brady says that Champion Jeffries probably will have an other encounter besides those now ar ranged for him before the repeal goes into effect, and Tom O'Rourke says that Sharkey and Fitzsimmons will be match ed to right in August- Sharkey already has fight on with Kid McCoy and Gusi Ruhlin. and the chances are that he will be an extremely busy man before the Horton law ceases to be. O'Rourke Is said to be looking around for other fields in which to conduct his pugilistic meetings, and as a result of his Srospecting has bought a share in the 'utmeg A. C. Report has it that George Considlne will be interested in a club In Bridgeport, Conn. Jim Jeffries has been matched to meet three men before the Broadway A. C. April 10. Two of Jeffries' opponents have been selected George Lawlor and Jack McCormlck. The other will either be Joe Goddard or Jim Fitzpatrick. According to the present agreement Jeffries proposes to best all three men in six rounds each or forfeit the decision, although he does not agree to stop or knock them out. The heavy-weight champion is on his way east, and will put in a week's work In Chicago at the C. A. C. PRAISE FOR FITZ. Spring Football Practice at Princeton Will Be Started Monday. Princeton, N. J., April 2. Captain W. Pell of the football team issued an or der for all candidates for the football team to report today for spring practice. The work the candidates will be put through will consist merely of punting and running with the ball. Practice will be held every Monday. Wednesday and Frldav until warm weather sets In. Alex ander Moffatt. 1SS4. will coach the men for full back position in drop kicking and ex-Captains Hillebrand and Edwards will look after the other candidates. OUTDOOR WORK BEGUN. Harvard Baseball Squad Runs Bases on Soldiers' Field. Cambridge. Mass., April 2. The Har vard baseball squad began outdoor prac tice on Soldiers' Held today. Hamilton of the Bostons and Captain Reed coached the men in running bases. The battery candidates were not out, but Lewis of the Bostons coached in the cage. The cold weather did not permit much work out doors. Thirty men are to be selected to morrow and measured for uniforms. AN ESTATE SETTLED. Father of Champion Jim Jeffries Gets His Share. Lancaster, O., April 2. Alexis C. Jeff ries, of California, father of James J. Jeffries, the champion havy weight pu gilist of the world, is one of the heirs a son of James Jeffries, late of this coun ty, whose estate, amounting to R0.aiS.89, was settled here in probate court Satur- ay. tne pugilist s tatner oeing one or ten heirs, who received equal distributive shares. Will Meet Dave Sullivan. Wheeling. W. Va.. April 2. Eddie Gard ner and Oscar Gardner left Sunday night for New York, whre the former will meet uave Sullivan at the Hercules club, or Brooklyn. In a go tonight. The weight as agreed to in articles is 124 pounds at 3 o'clock. BUY THE GENUINE SYRUP OF FIGS ... MANTJTACTTJIEED BY ... CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. qr HfOTK THE KAMK. MAILS rOR AUSTRALIA. United States Will Pay $16,000 a Round Trip, With Seventeen Trips a Tear. "Washington, April 2. The contract for carrying mail from San Francisco to Sydney, N. S- W., Australia, touching- at Honolulu, Apia (or some other port In the Samoan islands, and Auck land, N. Z., will be awarded by the postoffice department to the Oceanic Steamship company, of San Francisco, of which John D. Spreckels Is presi dent. This company now has the con tract, and WD.S the only one which sub mitted a bid. The compensation will amount to about $16,000 a round trip, seventeen trips each year. The con tract will be for ten years from No vember 1,' 1900. Jeffries Say All the Fighters Fear the Cornishman. Chicago, April 2. "They are all afraid of Fitzsimmons, and to tell the truth, I would rather fight ten Sharkeys, a dozen Corbetts and all the McCoys you could bring before me than fight Fitzsimmons again." This was the assertion made by Cham pion James J. Jeffries. The chamDion arrived in Chicago from Kansas City. Jeffries was asked what he thought was the trouble with Fitz and why the Cornishman could not get on any matches that could be made to stick. This is. Jeffries' idea of the situation: "McCoy knows in his heart that he can not beat Fitzsimmons. Sharkey would as soon be dropped into a bear pit. I will not say about Ruhlin, but I guess the big renow wouia taKe a cnance, ior ne nas never felt the might of the freckled fist of Bob's. I am satisfied none of them care a bit about Fitzsimmon's game. They don't think they can beat him and have fear that he may wind tnem up in hurry, as he can do." BRADY WON OUT. "COLDS" Radway's Ready Relief cures and pre ents, Colds. Coughs, Sore Throat. Influ enza, Bronchitis, Pneumonia. Swelling of the Joints, Lumbago, Inflammation, Rheu matism, Neuralgia, Headache, Toothache, Asthma, Difficult Breathing. Tt la Ciiro I 'nr.i f, . r tTva1iF Vrrir, QnroU, i ' - ..t 'ii -iii i' i i . .. a wujuiyi aiiia, Bruises, Palps in the Back. Chest or unii's. it instantly supa tne most excru ciating pains. INM Bold by xJruggUU. RAD WAY & CO., New Mill He Beat Billy Madden in a Title Fight New York. AdHI 2. Wm. A. Brady drew first blood in his contest with Wm. J. Madden for the neht to the title "Round New York," in the burlesque "Round New York In Kignty Minutes, it the supreme court, when Justice Gieger ich dismissed Madden s suit for an injunc tion restraining the Robert Blei syndicate of New York city rrom using tne words. After the decision Billy Brady called on Madden to eive ud $10. the loser's end of a bet of $100 to $10 made by Brady that his production of the play could not be stopped Dy injunction. CLEMENTS IS CHANGED. The Veteran Catcher Will Play With the Bostons. Washington, W. Va, April 2. The Boston baseball team have gone to Greensboro. N. C. Manager Selee left Boston with Hamilton and Tenny This morning at New York Collins Barry and Dlnneen joined the party- Buck Freeman was added to the list at Philadelphia, and Lone, Bailey, Stahl Petttnger and Sullivan arrived here In time to take the train for tho south. Bill Clarke has a contract with Princeton until April 5. Bobby Lowe ti l. graphed that a member of his fam lly was seriously ill, and that he would come as soon as possible. Charley Nichols will start from New Haven Co night. Captain Duffy is already in the south. Herman Long has a severe cold, and expressed his disappointment at not be lng traded to Chicago. Herman said he had no objection to Boston, but he ira anxious to keep an interest in his Chi cago bowling alley. Clements, the old Quaker catcher. met Manager Selee by appointment as the train passed through Philadelphia. and closed a deal to join the Boston Wellington, April 2. The Cape Nome business to Seattle from here is worth $777.10 to the railroads. The lowest rate offered the party is $40.90 each to Seattle. There will be nineteen in the Wellington party: eleven from Welling ton, two from Perth, three from Black well and three from Lawrence. Possibly three more will join the Wellington party before they leave next month. Mr. Murphy, a Santa Fe section foreman, and two farmers have expressed their intention of going. A few weeks ago the party were offer ed a rate of $29.75 to Seattle, but it has since been raised to $40.90, owing to the action of the northern railroads. The prospect of hauling the party to Seattle has attracted the railroads.and the gen eral passenger agents of the different lines make frequent trips to Wellington in the hope of securing the business. The only inducements offered the party by the different roads is in the way of comforts. One road has offered to set a tourist sleeping car on the tracks here and send it clear through to Se attle. The members of the party are holding off in the hope of securing low er rates, but the prospects are not flat tering. Should the three additional per sons join the party, there will be twenty-two from Wellington and vicinity amounting to $899.80 to the railroads. The steamer rates from Seattle to Nome City ate $100 for first class and $75 for second class passage. All the first class passages are taken. Only seven of the party have first class passage tickets. The only difference between first and second class passage is that first class passengers have the best bunk loca tions, and do not have to furnish their own sleeping blankets. The fare for the entire party from Wellington to Cape Nome will amount to exactly $2,724.80. EMPORIA STREET FAIR. Dates JSet JFor Sept. 26-28 Will Raise $3,000 For Expenses. Emporia, April 2. The street fair committee have decided to hold the fair this year September 26-27-2S. Arrange ments were made to go ahead with the organization of committees this year on about the same lines as those last year. The principal change will be in the mat ter of a big country committee. The county will be organized by townships, and three men from each township will be Selected to serve, and get up a dis play by townships. Work on this com mittee will begin at once and the prize list will be issued so that farmers can plant stuff and tend to it especially for the fair. The method of raising money will be the same as it was last year by passing the hat. About $3,000 will be asked for and, as the fair committee now has on hand about $300 worth of material, booths, banners, tents and the like, so the fair will be one-half better than last year. REVENUE RECEIPTS fMkBMfFB iS NOT Time was when Cancer was considered as incut-hie as leprosy. m Mwm taar HvBV mtimw BmmXim Physicians ana tnenas couia give litue reiiet or encouragement to one afflicted with this terrible disease. Even now doctors know of no remedy for this fearful malady ; while admitting it to be a blood disease, they still insist that there is no hope outside of a surgical operation, and advise you to have the Cancer cut out, but at the same time cannot assure you that it will not return. You may cut or draw out the sore, bnt another will come in its place, for the disease is in the blood is deep-seated and destructive, and beyond the reach of the surgeon's knife or caustic, flesh-destroying plasters. The blood must be purified and strengthened, the system relieved of all poisonous, effete matter before the Cancer sore will heal. S. S. S. is the only medicine that can overcome this powerful and contaminating poison and force ft out of the Mood. It builds up and invigorates the old, and supplies new, rich, life-giving blood. S. S. S. is a purely vegetable remedy ; no mineral can be found in it ; the roots and herbs from which it is made contain powerful purifying properties that act directly upon the blood system and make a safe and permanent cure of Cancer. It has cured thousands, why not you ? Cancer is not always inherited ; your family may be free from any taint, yet your blood may become so polluted that a severe m and stubborn form of the disease may MtnnUtHS BiOOtt InVHtGS DlSGSi&Om develop from a sore r ulcer on your tongue ""f mmwmm mmm w m sjtxjTrfJW QT other part 0f your . a slignt bruise , or hurt, a little pimple on the eyelid, lip or nose, a small lump on the jaw or breast, a harmless looking wart or mole, and other causes so insignificant as to attract little or no attention. If you have an obstinate sore, don't rely upon salves or ointments to cure it begin with S. S. S. at once ; it will cleanse your blood and prevent the formation ot cancerous cells. Mrs. R. Shirer, Ia Plata. Mo., writes : " A small pimple came on my jaw about one inch below the ear on the left Bide of my face. At first it gave me no trouble, and I did riot think it was anything serious until the jaw began to swell and became much inflamed. At the same time the sore began'to spread and eat into the flesh, and gave me inter.se pain. I tried c verything I could hear of, r jt nothing did me any good, l men oegan tne use oi a. s. ana aiter untrng sererai oouies tne jancer neaiea, ana taere is now no l 'gn ot tne disease. TMs was two yean ago, ana l am still enjoying pertect health." Send for our special book on Cancer ; it contains much information that will interest you ; it is free. Write our physicians about your case, and for any advice or information wanted ; they (have made a lite study ot Cancer ana au Dieoa mseases, VVe make no charge what ever for this. Address, THE SWIFT SPECIFIC COMPANY, ATLANTA, 6A. sss ed his opponent's finger unmercifully. After healing the evidence in the case yesterday the jury declared Kuester was entitled to a verdict against Haas for $450. WOODMEN TO MEET. Association Will Have Log Rolling at Wichita in September. Wichita, April 2. The next meeting of the Kansas Log Rolling association, Woodmen of the World, with its bands, pretty drills and numerous features, comes to Wichita. J. W. Kaiser of Fort Scott, president of the Kansas Log Rolling association, and head council of Division A, Wood men of the World, was in the city Sat urday to complete the preliminary ar rangements for one of the largest log rollings ever held in the state Sept. 5. Mr. Kaiser, in connection with Mr. Charles II. Weik and otner enthusiastic local Woodmen, selected the following officers for the log rolling: President J. W. Kaiser, Fort Scott. First vice president C. W. Goodland er, Jr., mayor of Fort Scott. Second vice president J. B. Atchison, Iola. Third vice president J. T. Mattern, Topeka.. GANG AT WORK. Four Postoffices Robbed in Southern Kansas Within Three Days. Wichita, April 2. It is evident that an organized gang of bank robbers are working In this section. Yesterday word was received here that the post offices at Towanda and Augusta were robbed. At neither place was any great amount of money secured. At Augusta the robbers secured a sack containing about $15 in pennies and a few stamps. At Towanda they obtained only a few loose pennies, there being practically no money in the safe. The safes at both places were blown open with nitro-glycerine. This makes the fourth postoffice rob bery which has taken place in this vi cinity within three days. The other two places which were robbed were Beau mont and Mulvane. Santry Will Be Substituted. Wheeling. W. Va., AdHI 2. A telegram today from Terry McGovern is in sub stance a refusal to meet Oscar Gardner at Louisville, Ky., on May 30, but says mat n,aay &antry win De suostitutea. WART ON DEWEY'S NOSE. Whether There Is or Not Must Be Determined in Court Chicago, April 2. The existence of a wart upon the nose of Admiral Dewey is the question at issue before the courts of Cook county and proof of this facial embellishment will determine whether or not a firm In Newark, N. J., is entitled to recover a large sum of money from the tailoring firm of Gries heimer & Co. When the hero of Manila steps off fcis car on arriving In Chicago on May 1, a deputy sheriff, with a subpoena for the admiral, will probably accompany the reception committee which receives him. The appearance of the admiral in court to show whether or not he can hereafter be reckoned in the class of Oliver Crom well and General Grant, whose warts are a matter of history, is an incident not yet entered in the programme of the events of Dewey day. This serious experience awaiting the prospective guest of Chicago has been brought about by the desire of the Griesheimer firm to derive profit and advertising from the admiral's, visit. A short time ago the Chicago firm ordered 5,000 medals from the Whitehead & Hoag company, of New York, upon one side of which was to be the picture or the admiral and on the other the firm s ad and business address. The medals arrived several weeks ago, and on being received it was discovered that the nose of the admiral was disfig ured by a large and unmistakable wart Authorities were consulted, the files of the daily papers were read, and the ad mlral's son was called from his place of business to the headquarters of the Griesheimer firm. The published por traits of the admiral revealed no sign of a wart. "Pa never had a wart!" was the em phatic and laconic utterance of young Dewey. , - - No one could be found who would ad mit that the admiral's countenance had this disfigurement. Under all the cir cumstances the firm did not feel that they would be justified in putting in cir culatlon the 5.000 medals with the naval hero's countenance thus adorned. Ac cordingly they refused payment for the medals to the V hitehead & Hoag com pany. The firm in Newark, through its Chicago representative, on March 20, commenced the suit againstGriesheimer & Co. in Justice Prindiville's court, and a change of venue has been taken before Justice Underwood. CASTOR I A For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the Signature of Past Show Large Increase Over Months at Leavenworth. Leavenworth. April 2. The receipts of the internal revenue office for the past month are larger than they have been in the same month ror tne two years preceding, and reach $80,125.85. These total collections come under the following heads: Lists, $677.60: beer stamps, $1,110; spirit stamps, $22, .6 , ; cigar and cigarette stamps, $2,383.33; to bacco stamps,$276.38; special tax stamps $1,971.92; oleomargarine stamps, $30,877. 10; documentary stamps. $36,481.20; pro prietary stamps, $1,120.98; total, $80,- 125.88. The collection for the same month last year were $67,660.43; for February of the current vear, $72,424.12; for Feb ruary of 1899, $58,385.70. The records of the collector show that a greater number of special tax stamps to retail liquor dealers were sold to To peka parties during the week the Capi tal was conducted as Jesus would have done than for any one week for several years prior to that time. The total collections or tne omce since Collector Sutton assumed control amount to $2,095,504.69. THE HILLMON CASE. The Matter of Appeal Will Be Argued Before Judge Hook Today. Leavenworth, April 2. The insurance companies have decided to appeal the Hillmon insurance case verdict. Geo Barker and Jas. Green, two of the lead ing attorneys for the companies, have arranged to appear before United States District Judge William C. Hook today to file a bill of exceptions and transcripts from the evidence. The court record for the appeal will be very large. The transcript of the testimony will make many volumes of typewritten matter. It has not been decided yet whether the appeal will be taken direct to the United States su preme court or through the federal cir cuit courts of appeals. When the bill of exceptions Is filed attorneys for Mrs. Hillmon will be present and long argu ments are expected to follow. Mrs. Hillmon secured a verdict the second one in six trials, last November. The verdict and court costs in the case amount to about $125,000. It is 21 years since the alleged killing of John W.H111 mon, the first husband of the plaintiff took place. ARE NOW Better Prepared Teeth without Plates. Than ever to do vour Dental Work, at a price Lower than the Lowest, for First Class Work. Dr. Lyon, seeing he could no longer handle his extensive business alone, decided to sell a half interest to Dr. Heatherly, of St. Louis. Office established in Topeka ten years. Our prices to suit the times. Why pay more ? SPECIAL PRICES UNTIL APRIL 15th ONLY. Gold Fillings Si nP Set of Teeth $5 00 Best Set (S. S. WhiteJ 8 00 Bridge Teeth 3 50 Porcelain Crowns 4 00 22-K Gold Crowns 5 .QO Silver Fillings SOo to $ 1 Extracting 25o With Odontnnder or Vital- CA. ized Air 3UC All work guaranteed till 8 o'clock. A new name, but an old firm. Open evenings DRS. LYON & HEATHERLY. Dental Parlors, 511 Kansas Ave., over W. A. L. Thompson Hardware Co. The Star Employment I AND RFIMTAL AGENCY. i Union Miners Celebrate in Pittsburg. Pittsburg, Kan., April 2. Saturday was United Mine Workers' day in Pitts burg, and all of the mines in the district were shut down to permit the miners to celebrate the second anniversary of the Inauguration of the eight hour day law. The city was decorated and the miners gathered from the surrounding towns early in the morning. At 2 o'clock about 1,000 union miners with two bands marched through the business streets. After the parade Mrs. Annie L. Diggs of Topeka, state librarian of Kansas, delivered an excellent address in Elks' hall. His Body Unclaimed. Fort Scott. April 2 The body of a man supposed to be Tom Bradbury of either Decatur, 111., or Bowling Green, Ky., who was murdered in a drunken row here by an old man named Jim Welch, lies unclaimed at the morgue. He was here a week and nobody seems to know him. On his person was found a note book in which was written the name "Tom Bradbury" and also the words Decatur and Bowling Green. He was about 35 years old. AND RENTAL AGENCY. DO YOU WANT: A Man, A Girl in fact, do you want a position or help of any kind, call 'Phone 824. Furnishing help to contrac tors a specialty. Help furnished on short notice with a guarantee. Houses and Rooms of all kinds for rent. Property owners out of the city write us for terms. Tour interests looked after, and satisfac tion guaranteed. 114 West Eighth Street, - - - Topeka, Kansas. WEBSTER DAYIS TO RESIGN Smallpox at Eureka Eureka, April 2. Smallpox has broken out here and the people are considerably alarmed. A German section hand who has been working on the Missouri Pa cific near the western edge of the county came to town sick on Tuesday. It was discovered by the local doctors that he had smallpox. He has been isolated in a tent outside of town and is being nursed by a man who has had the disease. Will Retire From Office and Lecture on Behalf of the Boers. Washington, April 2. Webster Davis j will tender his resignation to the presi dent as assistant secretary of the inter ior. Mr Davis decided to take this course as the result of his visit to South Africa. He feels that so long as he holds a government position he would not be justified in giving free expression to his sentiments. He has received invitations from the National Geographic and other societies to address the public of the : result of his observations in Cape Colony, the South African republic and j the Orange Free State, and has decided to deliver a public address touching the entire scope of the present war. He be lieves that he can best do so while free from any restraint which his present position would impose upon him. When taking his departure for home i from Pretoria, 2,000 people gathered to j take leave of him at the station. The majority were women. They appealed to him in tears to state thlr cause to the ; American people, and Mr. Davis says j his conscience would haunt him if he proved recreant to that pitiful appeal. He believes the American people are not trulv informed on the situation He will therefore avail himself of an early opportunity to relate his experience and observations at a puDiic meeting mat shall be free to all. He has decided on this course after mature deliberation and free consultation with his friends. SUIT LOST TO NEGROES. t io. DeMoss. l k. tzamajm DeMOSS & PENWELL J Funeral Directors and Embalmers. First-Class Service at reason able Prices. L 0. O. r. Building, S33 Qulncy Bt. Topeka, Kansas. Tele. 193. A Despondent Suicides. Weir City, April 2. Henry Kohnen, aged about 50 years, committed suicide at his home here Saturday in the pres ence of his family by shooting himself In the head with a shotgun. Since the closing of the smelters in October, he has been in idleness most of the time. DEWEY TO GO TO EUROPE. WEDDED LATE IN LIFE. J. W. Hart, Who is 63, and Mrs. Fisher 60, Married in Kansas City, Kas. Kansas City, Kan., April 2. Joseph W. Hart, 63 years old, of Kansas City. Mo., and Mrs. Mary Fisher, widow 60 years old, of Leavenworth, were mar ried by Judge Snyder In the probate court in this city Saturday. They were old acquaintances In Leavenworth years ago. GETS $450 FOR HIS FINGER. Leavenworth Man Awarded For a Diget Lost in a Fight. Leavenworth, April 2. The district court has fixed the value of a man's finger at $450. At least that Is the ver dict rendered in a case where A. Kues ter sued J. J. Haas for damages in the sum of $2,500 for having bitten off his J ,, fir.V. T V. np V. . . miners and while in a fight Haas chew- Question of Separate Schools For Dif ferent Races Decided. Alton, 111., April 2. The jury in the case of Scott Bibb vs. the mayor and city council of Alton, known as the ne gro school case, brought in a verdict for the city. The case is a celebrated one, and involves the question of sepa rate schools for white and negro child ren. Bibb, who represented the negroes of Alton, charged that the negro child ren were excluded from the public schools. This is the third time the case has been tried in the circuit court. An appeal will be taken to the supreme court. Will Combine Business With Pleasure This Summer. Washington, April 2 .The informa tion has been given out at the bureau of navigation that Admiral Dewey will probably visit Europe the coming sum mer. It was said that he would be ac companied by Mrs. Dewey, his secre tary, Lieut. John W. Crawford, and his aid, Lieut. Harry H. Caldwell. While the plans of the admiral have not been fully arranged, it was said that he would sail for Europe about the last of April. As president of the naval policy board Admiral Dewey, it is said, will combine business with pleasure while abroad, and will inspect the navy yards, ships and the modern vessels of all the lead ing countries. The policy board will hold a meeting in a few days and agree upon the plans for the summer. The members will discuss the building of the battle ships now under considera tion, but It is probable that the de signs for the ships will not be definitely decided upon until Admiral Dewey re turns from abroad, as it is believed that his visit will result in his gaining in formation about the armament and guns of the vessels of foreign powers that will be of great value to the board in planning the big vessels to be con structed by this country. In regard to the itinerary of the ad miral's trip abroad, it is said that he will visit London for a few weeks, and then go to the Paris exposition. Later he will go to Berlin, and possibly St. Petersburg. WRECK IN MEXICO. Many Passengers Killed and Several Trainmen Injured. Toluca, Mexico, April 2. A passenger train was run into by a freight train on the Mexican National railroad near this place. The freight engine was a heavy mountain locomotive, and it completely demolished the coaches of the passenger train. 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