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TOPEKA. STATE JOLTRNAI TUESDAY, EVENING, JUNE 5, 1900.
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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL.
ET FRANK P. MAC LEJTNAH. -
VOLUME XXVII....
No. 134
Official Paper of tna City of TopeKa.
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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
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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.
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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.
Glorious News.
Comes from Dr. T. B. Cargile, of
Washita, I. T. He writes: "Electric Bit
ters nati cured Mrs. Brewer of scrofula
which had caused her great suffering for
years. Terrible sores would break out
on her head and face, and the best doc
tors could give her no help; but now her
health is excellent." Blectric Bitters Is
the best blood purifier known. It's the
supreme remedy for eczema, tetter, salt
rhpum. ulcers, boils and running: sores.
It stimulates liver, kidneys and bowels,
expels poisons, helps digestion, builds up
the strength. Only 50 cts. Sold by Wag
goner, druggist, TSI Kansas avenue. Guar
anteed. DENVER, COLORADO SPRINGS.
PUEBLO AND RETURN, $24.
Via the Santa Fe.
Tickets on sale June 1st; stopover al
lowed at Colorado common points.
Mrs. E. W. Early, Marlon. Ind., who
has been ill for years, writes, "I was
tired, could not sleep or eat. and was rap
inly going into decline. Doctor called it
bio"od disorder, but could not cure me. I
am now in perfect health and give all the
credit to Begg's Blood Purifier. R. W.
Squires, Pharmacist, 732 Kansas avenue.
Coffee injures growing
children, even when it is
weakened. Grain-O gives
them brighter eyes, firmer
flesh, quicker intelligence
and happier dispositions.
They can drink all they
want of Grain-O the
more the better and it
tastes like coffee. .
AU croceri ; 15c and tstk
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