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TOPEKA. STATE JOLTRNAI TUESDAY, EVENING, JUNE 5, 1900.
4 TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL. ET FRANK P. MAC LEJTNAH. - VOLUME XXVII.... No. 134 Official Paper of tna City of TopeKa. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. t-iiti i iviivfivd hv carrier, 10 cents a week to any part of Topeka or suburb, or at the same price In any " taa town where the paper has a carrier system. ari !v nuiil. one year f. ly rrmil, three months Weekly edition, one year .90 .. .50 PERMANENT HOME. Tooeka State Journal Building. 800 and 102 Kanaaa avenue, corner of E.intn, KRW YORK OFFICE. Temple Court Bids. A. Frank Riehrdon, Mgr. , CHICAGO OFFICE. Stock Exrhanje Bid?. A. Frank Richardson. Mgr. LONDON OFFICE. 12 Red Lion Court. Fleet Street. TELEPHONES. rnltii! Of Ire H-H Phone 1OT Reporter' Room Bell "Phone 577 The question now 13, Has Montana three senators or only one? The Boer war appears to be ended to about the same extent as the war In the Philippines. Hetty Green says she rover made more than $200,000 in one day, but then Hetty is only 65. Washington Post: Both political par ties ."re t tUizing the trust question, for juggling purposes. Fi'om the way things are going in South Africa it looks as though Webster Davis will soon be out of a Job. The real work ahead of the Demo cratic party is an equitable adjustment of the Kansas City hotel rates. If the Oregon election results In the triumph of your party it indicates the election of your candidate for president this fall. 'Among the gentlemen appointed to position? in Porto Kico by the president yesterday there is a notable absence of Muncie, Ir.d., men. Those missionaries in China might profitably abandon the field until the situation improves and give their at tention for a while to much needed work here at home. As though Mr. Pulitzer did not have trouble enough already with the im pending nomination of Bryan, somebody has suggested placing Wm. R. Hearst on the ticket with the Nebraskan. This Is enough to drive the World over to McKlnley. An expert in financial statistics says that the losses by business failures in the last ten years In the United States amount to $1,800,000,000, which is more than twice the amount of the country's circulating medium. In the same time there was a loss of $1,300,000,000 by fires, against which there was an in surance or isoo.000,000. leaving a net loss of $300,000,000. The excess of lia bilities over assets in the failures of the ten years represented a dead loss of $1,200,000 to 150,000,000 creditors. RAILROAD PROSPERITY. From the Chicago Record. Undoubtedly, as Chairman Clark of the senate committee on railroads says. the prosperity of the railroads affords a safe indication of the general condition of the country. So far as freight trans portation is concerned, the increased tariff reveals not only that the articles of commerce are being produced, but that they are being marketed at prices which warrant the payment of trans portation charges. The vast increase of passenger earnings on the roads of the country indicates that both business and diversion induce the people to move about. The fact that if they were not prosperous they would not travel for amusement leads to the conclusion that the pleasure traveling is due to pros perous business conditions. Growing out of this increased busi ness of the railroads are an increase in the number of employes and the pro spective construction of more miles of railroad track. All this activity in rail road affairs is proceeding in face of the fact that generally railroad freight and passenger rates are going down and that the United States has much lower railroad rates than any other country in the world. Probably the low- cost of freight transportation on Ameri can railroads has much to do with bringing about and maintaining pros perous conditions. This is conspicuously the fact when it comes to assembling raw materials for transformation into manufactured products. The exporta tion of such products at a profitable price depends upon the ability to pro duce them cheaply. The horeful outlook is still further brightened by the prospects of good crops throughout the country and the preva'.ing feeling of confidence among tne people. TRADE FOLLOWING THE FLAG. Exports from the United States to Cuba. Porto Rico and the Hawaiian. Philippine and Samoan Islands will reach $45,000,000 in the fiscal year which ends with the present month, and will be more than three times as much as in 1S&6 and more than twice as much as in any year of our commerce with those islands except in the years 1892-3 ar.d 4 when reciprocity greatlv in creased our exports to Cuba and Porto Rico. To Cuba the total for the fiscal year seems likely to be fully $25,000,000, gainst $7,520,000 in the fiscal year 1S96, and $24,137,000 in the great reciprocity year 1S93. when exports to that island were more than double those of five years earlier. To Porto Rico, the ex ports of the year will be in round terms $2,600,000, against an average of $2,750,000 in the reciprocity years 189: 1893 and 1894, when exports to that is land were double those of earlier years. To the Hawaiian Islands the total for the year will be about $15,000,000, or five times as much as in 1893, nearly tour times as much as in 1896, and more than double the total for 1898. To the Philippines the total , for.. 1930 will be about $2,500,000, or more than in the entire 15 years since 1SS5, "the date at which the first record of our exports to the Philippines was made by the treasury bureau of statistics: To- the Samoan Islands the exports 'of the year will be about $125,000, or nearly as much as in all the years since 1896, at which date the official records of our exports to those islands began: On the Import side, Cuba begins to show something of herold-time strength as an exporting island, as the total im ports into the United States from Cuba for the full year will show a total of 31 million dollars, against 15 millions in 1S98 and 18 millions in 1897, though they still are less than half the aver age for the reciprocity years 1892, 1893 and 1894, when our imports from that island averaged over 75 million dollars per annum. From Porto Rico the im ports of the year will be $1,350,000 which is less than the total for any preceding year since 18S0. and is presumably due to the destruction by last year a tor nado of the crops which supply Porto Rico's chief articles of export. From the Hawaiian Islands the imports for the full fiscal year will be 21 million dollars, or double the average annual importation for the period prior to 1896, and 20 per cent higher than in any preceding year, while from the Philip pines, despite the war conditions which reduce producing and exporting power, the imports will be larger than in any year since 1894. GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe.3 We have never seen a double-turreted monitor, but somehow we imagine that the short-cake served In restaurants looks like one. Wrhen a girl pins a rose on her dress, the buss on It have lots of fun by crawling out one at a time and scaring her to death. About all the Impression an elocu tionist leaves on an audience is a re gret that such a good memory isn't put to better purposes. The girl who puts on her prettiest clothes and starts out to catch a hus band, should be warned that that is what her mother did once, and see how she lpoks now! This is the season when the sight of a spring chicken on sale makes a man's children loom up In his imagination like so manv hungry giants, and an army of them In number. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. fFrom the Philadelphia Record. A girl can't bleach her hair and keep it dark. The favorite game of the young father is cribbage. There's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the servant girl. Consistency may be a jewel, but most women prefer diamonds. Clothing may give a fellow an air of refinement, but it s all put on. The cream of society is not always formed from the milk of human kind ness. Blobbs "Women are as deep as the sea. Slobbs Then l suppose tnelr tears may be likened to the briny deep. The suburbanite who swallows his breakfast in three minutes and then rushes for his train surely gets a run for his money. Down with rum!" exclaimed the emperance orator. "That's what I say muttered the man with a red nose "ten cents a drink is too high." Hoax "Footlytes used to be a mat inee idol before he went broke." Joax "And since he's broke I suppose he's what you might call a shattered idol.' Muggins "I've been awake all night with toothache, and I dread going to the dentist. Buggins You haven't any nerve." Muggins "I haven't, eh? That's iust the trouble. I have, and it s exposed. 'Tis now we get the cold That comes from blooming roses, And we begin to scold Because we've blooming noses. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. ine paker s apprentice is a young water. When offered oats the hungry horse never says neigh. Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one. A grass widow is a woman who has succeeded in getting unmarried. The promising amateur musician should promise not to play any more. If speech is silver and silence is golden where does the greenback come Some people put on so many airs that their associates invariably catch cold. Kxperience is a pretty dear teacher when it comes in the form of a hand some schoolma'm. A truly polite man always listens with interest to the story he has heard a. dozen times. It's strange that people render hom age to a great man when he dies, but not when he is born. If it is true that the best noses rioint heavenward, the girl with a snub nose has no cause for complaint. When a physician is unable to locate the cause of a patient's illness he pro. ceeds to discover a new species of mi crobe. Last Thursday an Ohio man ran away to enact the role of Robinson Crusoe but his wife followed with a broomhandle and brought him back Friday. Is often a warning that the liver Is torpid or inactive. More serious troubles may follow. For a prompt, efficient cure of Headache and all liver troubles, take While they rouse the liver, restore full, regular action of the bowels, they do not gripe or pain, do not Irritate or Inflame the internal organs, but have a positive tonic effect. 25c at all druggists or bv mail of C. L Hood fc Co., Lowell, Mass. BAKER GETS JOHNSON. Nominee For Legislature Pronounced For Present Senator. The United States senatorial issue has been made in Johnson and Miami county, and the Baker forces have tri-' umphed, the nominee for the legisla- ure, T. L. Hogue. of Olathe, coming out squarely for Mr. Baker's re-election. This district has been the scene of considerable of a struggle during the past three months, the war first break- ng out in Miami county, where T. T. Kelly, the secretary of the Republican state committee, recently elected, went into tne county, his home, and made a fight for J. R. Burton. The Burton forces lost, and those who had won attempted to force the defeat of Kelly for secretary at the meeting of the state committee. This, however, failed. The fight also extended to the ad orning county. Johnson, but there the Burton forces lost, T. L. Hogue be ing renominated for representative on Baker platform. When Mr. Hogue first became a candidate for re-election to the legislature he was renominated Saturday the senatorial issue was made against him. However, he made public the following explanation of his position, and upon this platform he was nominated: 'Olathe. March 15. 1900 I am asking for a second term. I could not con sistently ask the party to grant this and not grant the same to Lucien Baker, our present United States senator, who is also a candidate for re-election. He is nn efficient officer and has stood man fully by the administration. ."The strong men in congress are those who have been kept there term after term. Experience to a very large extent makes the legislator. While there are many strong men in Kansas who would ably and honorably fill the office of United States senator, I feel that it is for the best interests of the party to stand by the precedent we long ago established. T. L. Hogue." RIVER SWIMMERS MAY GO. Plana Made to Take Twentieth. Kan sas to Rough. Riders' Reunion. Plans are under consideration to take the Twentieth Kansas regiment to Ok lahoma City July 1, 2, 3 and 4, to at tend the Rough Riders' reunion. The plan was to have a special train, and General Metcalf has been in corre spondence with the governor concerning it. Now that Mr. Metcalf has gone east to be absent for a month the gov ernor is at sea. The supposition is that Metcalf left in the hands of some au thorized person the plans for the trip, but the governor has not been notified. and he is unable to take any action in the matter. It is proposed to have a special train to take the Twentieth regiment mem bers to the reunion. RAID OF TRAMPS. Barton County People Fear One and Ask For a Justice of Peace. Fearing that tramps and "hoboes" may descend upon the community, citi zens of Independent township. Barton county, have petitioned Governor Stan ley to appoint a justice of the peace for the township. The office has been vacant since January, but no such offi cial was needed by the citizens in the transaction of tWeir business, but the time is ripe for the annual tramp raid, ar.d they are preparing for it. In response to this petition the gov ernor has appointed J. H. Hartman, of Claflin to the position. TREE FELL ON HIM. "William Passley Wants the City to Pay Him. William Passley presented a claim to the city council Monday evening for $1,000 for injuries received from a tree falling upon him. He says he was walking along the sidewalk at Second and Quincy streets when an old cotton- wood tree fell upon him and severely injured him. He thinks that $1,000 would make him whole. Alice Tucker, 13 years old, through her father, presented a claim for $3,000 for injuries received from falling on a defective sidewalk on West street be tween Fifth and Sixth streets. WASHBURN PAVING Will Be Extended to Fifteenth Street and College Avenue. A petition was received for the Wash burn college paving extension at the meeting of the city council last night. The petition provides for the pave ment of Lane and Piercy streets to the intersection of College avenue and Piercy street. The petitions ask that the pavement be ot vitrined brick with a 30 foot road way and the curb be made of Fort Scott blue sandstone. The petition was referred to the com mittee on streets and walks, and re ported favorably with little delay. A resolution was adopted declaring the paving a necessity and the mayor ap pointed the following appraisers: H. J Bevelle, T. L. Ross and M. M. Hale. APPEAL FOlt HARMONY Put Forth by Maryland Democrats in State Convention. Baltimore, June 5. The Democrats of Maryland in state convention held here today selected a delegation to Kansas City and adopted a platform which leaves the delegates uninstructed but declares that Wm. J. Bryan is the choice of Democrats both in the coun ties and in the state of Maryland. Im perialism Is condemned, a large stand ing army is deplored and it is suggested that tne Democrats everywhere " lay aside their differences on the currency question and unite in an effort to stay tne overwhelming progress of radical errors in regard to the nature of gov emment inaugurated by President Mc Kimey and the Republican party." SWALLOWED BY THE TRUST Joliet Steel Company Goes Out of Business. Chicago, June 5. A certificate of dis solution of partnership in the Jolie Steel company was filed with the recor der or Cook county today. The instru ment states that the debts of the cor potation have been discharged and th assets divided. The certificate states that the decision to dissolve the cor poration was reached at the stock holders' meeting held May 31. Secretary Green signed the certificate which is attested by President Sim F. Steele. The Joliet Steel company owned several large mills at Joliet, 111., and was con trolled by the Illinois Steel company. None of the officials would state the reasons for dissolving the old company. It is supposed, however, to have been merely a legal formality. Ice Cream and Strawberry Festiva'. Prof. Nelson will make an address at the Swedish Lutheran church, corner 'Fourth and Tyler, strawberry and eci cream festival, on the parsonage lawn, Thursday evening. Friends invited. BENT MURDOCH'S TROUBLE Involved in Controversy With an El Dorado Bank. . El Dorado, June 5. T. B. Murdock, editor of the Daily and Weekly Repub lican, is Involved in a controversy with the Farmers and Merchants National bank. He devotes two columns editor ial to the bank in which he says: "Friday we received notice, from the Farmers and Merchants National bank, through Cashier Benson, to get out of our home in ten days. Why didn't he make it ten hours? This is the first no tice or intimation of any kind that we have had that we are to be thrown into the street. "We came to El Dorado 30 years ago, with an Indian pony and a buckboard. We long since lost both, but still have a graveyard lot, unmortgaged and un taxed not big enough to farm and we are not yet ready to occupy it. "The Farmers and Merchants Nation al bank lives in a glass house; and ought not to throw stones. It has been heaving dornicks at us for months; and they are ail big ones; and they have hurt. "We are a man of peace. Shall we fight for a right to stay in El Dorado or shall we go out afoot? "What would you do? "In all the years that we have-lived here nobody in Butler county ever lost a cent on our account. We have stood by the banks, in this town; when we knew they were as rotten as hell. Wre have attended to our own business, have seen banks come and have seen them go. We have paid them thousands of I dollars interest and have always recog nized them as necessary evils. Butler county people owe us.at this minute, between there and four thou sand dollars. Had we this money we would not owe anybody a cent today. w e nave possibly come to the end of the lane to the parting of the ways. But "We are a man of peace. We despise a row of any kind. But as we have got o have one, and one where we may be vanquished, we are glad to know that it is to be with a national bank. I can sell the Republican office be fore sun down for a sum of money suf- ncient to pay every dollar of its indebt edness and have a few dollars left. If sell it I will be out of business, with no money to start elsewhere. I will ontinue to pay interest on my indebt edness and will continue to make pay ments on my home, provided I am per- muiea 10 ao so. LENTZ AND HULL CLASH Congressmen Engage in a Brawl in the House. . vvasmngton, June 5. There was a riotous scene in the house this after noon during a clash between Mr. Lentz (O.) and Mr. Hull (la), growing out of a bitter attack on General Corhin by the former. The matter culminated when Mr. Lentz intimated that General Corbin appointed the sons of congress men in the army to help along his pro motion. Mr. Hull frankly admitted that he had a son in the army. He aroused his side to cheers when he pro claimed that he thanked Qod he had sons who could fight for the country. 1 thank Clod, said he, that 1 am not one of those anonymous creatures who are unable to perpetuate their spe cies. Cheer after cheer greeted this shot, and when Mr. Lentz replied that he had a son he would be able to support himself, the hall of the house wa3 sibilant with hisses. The confu sion v.-as riotous, and order was with great difficulty restored. A HEALTHY GROWTH. Shown by the Report of the Secretary of Women's Federation. Milwaukee, June 5. Following the bi ennial address of Mrs. Lowe before the Federation of Woman's clubs, fraternal greetings were exchanged. Mrs. Theodore Birney of Washington, D. C, president of the National Con gress of Mothers, Mrs. Hannah Solo mon of Chicago, president of the Na tional Council of Jewish Women, and Mis. Fannie Humphreys Gaffney of New York, for the National Council of Women, made brief addresses. If the Massachusetts women decide to publicly protest against the rejec tion of the colored club of Boston, it may come up late this afternoon, when Mrs. George Noyes of Milwaukee makes her report on credentials. The Massa chusetts delegation has drawn up a res olution objecting to a color line, and 4 47. 4," mv .1 r ,11111- VW nut Mi ll vV Ji ll I Mary Johnston. The above picture is an excellent likeness of the author of the biggest selling book of the day. "To Have and To Hold" besides being the best selling book now before the public, according to The Bookman for May, 13 also, according to the li brary reports in The Critic for the same month, the most widely read novel. Out of twenty-three libraries reporting lists of the most widely read books to The Critic and also naming the novel currently most popular. "To Have and To Hold" leads In all but one. Miss Johnston's story of the Jamestown settlement is now in its 220th thousand. Truth Stranger than Fiction! N. ROBBINS, Manager of the Labor Ex change Grocery, 300 Kan. Ave., says: I have been greatly troubled with my eyes for the past 15 years, at times being unable to work or read. I sought a well known Topeka oculist for relief. He di lated my pupils In the operation of test ing my eyes. I was so blind for several days that I could not see to get around. The glasses he fitted for me I could not wear under any circumstances. I then tried several opticians on Kansas avenue, with the same unsuccessful results. 1 finally tried Dr. Littlefield, who fitted me in less than 20 minutes with a perfect fitting pair of glasses which quickly re lieved me of the severe nam In mv head. also the inflamed condition of the eve-lids occasioned by the imperfection of my vi- sion. I cheerfully recommend nis work to any one with eye trouble. PERFECT FITTING GLASSES GUARANTEED!!! Have your Glasses fitted at your home or office. Consultation and tests free. Drop me a card today. DR. J. EL LITTLEFIELD, EYE SPECIALIST, 1255 West Street, Topeka, Kansas. only await an opportune time to pre sent it. Reports of committees were read this afternoon. The treasurer, Mrs. Philip Moore of St. Louis, reported a bal ance on hand of $4,700. The corresponding secretary said in the last two years 150 clubs and six state federations had been admitted, making a total of 684 individual clubs in the general federation, with a mem bership of 65,000, and 36 state federa tions of 2.675 clubs with a member ship of 155,000. JUNE'S MONEY WANTED. Abilene Bank Garnishees Funds De posited in Supreme Court. Eight months ago Robert June of Dickinson county put up $1,000 in cash in lieu of a bond in a criminal case, which he had appealed to the supreme court. June left for parts unknown, forfeiting his bond. The Abilene National bank has brought garnishment proceedings against the clerk of the supreme court D. A. Valentine, to recover the money. This is the first proceeding of this kind on record. A FURTHER DROP. Another Big Decline in Iron is Pre dicted. Pittsburg, Pa., June 5. The Chronicle-Telegraph says today that a gen eral drop in prices of Bessemer and foundry iron has taken place this week and that a meeting of the Bessemer Furnace association is to be held in Cleveland on Saturday. It is stated on reliable authority the price for the balance of the year will be fixed at $20, valley furnaces, and that this rate will be positively maintained. As the prices on iron and steel pro ducts are founded on the rates for" Bes semer pig iron, it says a reduction in all lines of finished products may be expected. Bessemer steel billets are selling at $28 a ton this week, a drop ol $7 since the opening of the year. Waiting on Congress. Washington, June 5. The attorney gen eral has received a letter of inouirv from the United States marshal at New York as to what steps should be taken in the jNeeiy case under tne requisition lor nis removal to Havana, which has been granted by Governor Roosevelt. The at torney general will reply that no further action is to be taken at this time pend ing the passage by congress of the ex tradition bill, which Is expected to become a law within the next two days. Hanged For Quadruple Murder. Williamsport, Pa., June 5. Wm. M. Hummell was hanged here today for the murder of his wife and her three children on November 16. 1899. Hummel married a widow with three children and a week after the wedding he quarreled with his wife. While she and the children were sleeping he killed them with an axe. Preachers Must Drop Tobacco. Cedarvale, O., June 5. At today's session of the Reformed Presbyterian synod a resolution was passed prohib iting the churches from ordaining elders and Presbyteries from licensing and or daining young men to the ministry who use tobacco in any form. 4 i - OTTAWA PROTESTS. Objects to Transfer of Santa Fe Official. A committtee from the Commercial club of Ottawa called on General Manager Mudge, of the Santa Fe, today to discuss the recent Santa Fe changes by which the headquarters of Master Mechanic Mitchell were moved from Ottawa to Cha nute. The committee also had the idea that the recent reductions in the car force at Ottawa was due to a transfer of car works to Topeka and other points. Mr. Mudge told the committee that the removal of Master Mechanic Mitchell was done to facilitate the handling of mechanical work over his increased ter ritory. He also assured the members that the reduction in car force was due to a scarcity of bad order cars and that simi lar reductions had been made at all other shop points. REPUBLICAN GAINS. Latest Returns Indicate Increased Majorities in Oregon. Portland, Ore.. June 5. Later reports from the state indicate the election of Wolverton (Rep.) for supreme Judge and Bailey (Rep.) for fooa and dairy commissioner by 8,000 to 10,000 majority. In the First congressional district. Tongue (Rep.) for congress is elected by 1.500 to 2.000 majority, a gain of from 500 to 1.000 over his last election. In the Second congressional district Moody (Rep.) for congress is electetd by 8,000 majority. Conceding the Dem ocratic claim that the entire fusion leg islative ticket in Multnomah county is elected, the Republicans claim that the state legislature which will elect a suc cessor to United States Senator McBride will have a Republican majority of ten or eleven. GONE TO SMASH. AU Western Roads Except Santa Fe Break Presidents' . Agreement. New York, June. 5. The Times says: General eastern freight agents of lines west of Chicago who have heretofore refused to accept business at cut rates went through the wholesale district yes terday and solicited business of every kind at the lowest rates they could make to suit the shippers without re gard to the presidents agreement. The offers of these agents constitute the first open violation of the presidents agree ment in this city. While there has been considerable talk in Chicago about the demoralization of westbound rates there has been no evidence obtainable in this city of any cut rates being of fered until yesterday. When it becam? known that some of the western lines had offered to take business at reduced rates', the result was that all the other lines took the same step and the com plete demoralization of rates on west bound business originating in eastern territory is now an assured fact. SANTA FE DIVIDEND Directors Declare 2 1-2 Cent, on Preferred. Per New York, June, 5. The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad company directors have declared a semi-annual dividend of 2 per cent on the com pany's preferred stock. The last divi dend declared was a semi-annual one of per cent. At the directors' meeting statements were submitted showing that the re ported earnings for eleven months and the estimated earnings for teh remain ing one month of the present fiscal year over and above all taxes, rentals and interest charges, including interest on adjustment bonds, will amount to more than fj.ow.ooo. Push the Work. The finance committee of the Com mercial club, in charge of the Santa Fe shop matter, met with General Manager iuuclge ot the feanta Fe at 3 o'clock this afternoon. As a result of the conference immediate steps will be taken by the committee to purchase the land and turn it over to the Santa Fe, the com pany paying $500 per acre. Steel Trust to Reduce Prices. New York, June 5. It was declared todav by a director of the American Steel and v ire company that at : t-ecret meeting representatives of va rious iron and steel interests decided to make a reduction in the Drice of Eteel billets from $30 to $28 per ton, and of No. 1 foundry iron from $22 to $20 per ton. Neely Case Adiournsd. New York. June 5. The examination in the case of C. F. Neely, charged with stealing $38. 0W) of Cuban postal funds set for today before United States Commis sioner Shields was adjourned until tomor row. The delay is owing to the issuance ot requisition papers for Neely 9 remova to Havana Dy tio'ernor Koosevelt. J oe Wheeler's Case. Washington. June E. The nomination of Gen. Joseph Wheeler to be a briga dier general in the regular army has. been' prepared at the war department by the president s order and will be presented to the senate as soon as the nomination of Gen. Otis to be a major general has been disposed of. Grand Trunk Railway System. The most popular tourist route to the Muskoka and Kawartha Lakes, St. Law rence River and Rapids. White Mountains and Atlantic Coast Resorts. Solid vestibule trains. For copies of tourist publications and full information apply to J. H. Burgis. City Passenger and Ticket Agent. L'-M Clark St., corner Jackson Boulevard, Chi cago. "Six Little Tailors" in Trouble. Boston, June 5. Edward Jacobs, of New York, today was appointed by Judge Colt, in the United States cir cuit court, auxiliary receiver of the "six little tailors." a co-partnership consisting of the plaintiff, doing busi ness in Chicago, Washington. Pitts burg, New York and Boston. Dissolu tion 01" the .co-partnership and an ac counting was asked for. The receivers' bond was fixed at $3,000, and he was authorized to run the business. LOCAL MENTION. The city board of health has declared the -.'."at IU9 West Twelfth street a nuisance and has requested the council to order It filled up. All the parks at street intersections in Pot win will be circular. The council has refused to allow the one at Judge Clark's place made octagonal as requested. Councilman Mergan announced at the meeting Monday evening that the reason he voted against the suspension of the Sunday closing order was because the en forcement of ordinances is the prerogative if the mayor. The city council has allowed ex-City Engineer Barnes $100 for the use of a horse while acting as city engineer. The bill was overlooked at the meeting two weeks ago and was allowed Monday evening. Councilmen Elliott and Snat tingcr opposed the allowance. E?Z lI'H Cjj) Qti "DEAR MRS. PIHICIIAM I was very thin and my friends thought I was in consumption,, "Had continual head' aches backache and fall' Ing of uterus, and my eyes were affected, "Every one noticed how poorly I looked and I was advised to take Lydia Em Plnkham's Vegetable Compound, "One bottle relieved me, and after taking eight bottles am now a healthy woman; nave gained In weight from Q5 pounds to M4US everyone asks what makes me so stout. MRS. A, TOLLE, 1346 Hil ton St., Philadelphia, Pa. Mrs. Plnkham has fiftv thousand such letters from grateful women. A NEW RULING In Regard to the Witnessing of a WilL Chicago, June 4. In a decision an nounced today by Judge Gibbons in re versal of the lurlirment of the probate court, the validity of the will of the late Leonard Gould is sustained. The will, dated 1S:. bt-queaths Jo-i.f"") to the deceased's two brothers and $15. 01 ) In minor bequests. The following institu tions are residuary legates. hvm) is gi-en: The American Sunday school mis sion. The American board of commission ers of foreign missions; the Chicago theo logical seminary; the Chicago tounuung homp the Younsr Men's Christian asso ciation and the Illinois manual training school farm. If sustained by the supreme court. Judge Gibbon's ruling will form a precedent. In effect the decision holds that the maki-r of a will need not sign the instrument in the presence of the witnesses to the docu ment and the witnesses need not be in formed that the instrument is a will. SPARINU OF HER HEME DY. From the Chicago Times-Herald. There is at least one woman in Ken wood who believes thoroughly in the ef ficacy of prayer. About a year ago her husband engaged in a business venture that looked rather uncertain. But his wife had strong faith that it would turn out well. "Go ahead, John."she said, "and let us put our trust in the Lord. I pray every night that we may have no reason lu tegret the risk we are taking." The affair seemed to turn out pretty well right from the start. Handsome dividends were paid all through the summer and during the winter, and great joy was in the home of this man and the sharer of his fortunes. But there came a turn about a month ago. The business ceased to pay, and since then the losses have been increas ing every day. Nothing was said about it at the fireside around w hich so much happiness had centered during the last year until the other day, when it was suggested by the worried husband that it would be well to cut down expenses. Questions followed as a matter of course, and then it had to be confessed that the business was not going well. "Dear me!" exclaimed the distressed woman, when all the truth had been re vealed to her, "I must begin praying again tonight!" Judge Hand Victorious. Galesburg, 111., June 5. Judge John P. Hand, of Cambridge, Republican. was elected supreme Judge of the Fifth ju dicial district over Justice A. M. Craig, independent, by 10,000 majority yester day. He carried every county in the district. 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