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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 6, 1900. TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL BT FRANK P. MAC tENKAN. VOLUME XXVII. ...No. 135 Official Paper of the City of Topeaa TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Pally edition, delivered br carrier. 10 cent a week to any part of Topeka or suburb, or at the same price tn any Kan sas town where the paper baa a- carrier svstem. By mail. on year - : By mail, three month Weekly edition, one year PF.RMANKNT HOME. Topeka State Journal Butldinsr, S00 ana ICS Kansas avenue, corner of Eigntn. NEW TOKK OFFICE. Tempi" Court Bldg. A. Frank Richardson, Mar. CHICAGO OFFTCE. Etock Kxchange Bid. .. Frank Richardson, Mgr. .LONDON OFFTC55. 13 Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. T (CLE PHONES. Buslne9 Office Well "Phone 107 Reporters' Boom Bell Phone 577 Poor old Buller didn't even get in at the death. Perhaps Cecil Rhodes now feel that he haa been vindicated. Unfortunately for the Democrats the Boers cannot trek over here In time to vote this year. It seems to be a question whether Governor Taylor, of Kentucky, Is a fu gitive from justice or injustice. New York Democrats appear to be determined on securing harmony even if they are compelled to fight for it. The big decline in prices of iron and steel will be welcomed by the railroads which are contemplating extensions of trackage. It la improbable that there will be a cessation of street car strikes until the cities take over the urban railways and operate them themselves. It might be well for the government to send out an exploring party fof the purpose of ascertaining whether of not the island of Cuba is all there. It appears that not even the sample postage stamps sent to the Paris expo sition have escaped thf thieves con nected with the American commission. According to the figures of General MacArthur and Tom Heed, taken to gether, twenty thousand dollars' worth of Filipinos have been shot to death since the war began. The earnings of the Santa Fe for the current fiscal year as reported at the directors' meeting yesterday should prove a subject for mutual congratula tions between the road and Kansas. The Philadelphia Enquirer predicts that Quay will be elected to the United States senate. That's all right. What a good many people object to is that gentleman's attempt to obtain a -seat without being elected. The lola Dally Register, Charles F. Scott, proprietor, is out in a new dress. This brings it in the front rank of Kansas publications and makes an al most model newspaper. Mr. Scott and his readers are to be congratulated. In his Antietam address the president asserted that he presided over a na tion of 80.000,000 people. The census enumerators must be careful not to give McKiniey the lie. Worcester Spy. Perhaps he included the Porto Ricans and the Filipinos. Some idea of the size of our country since the recent expansion may be gained by noticing the fact that yes terday President McKiniey appointed a batch of officials in Porto Rico, an other in Hawaii and dropped a post mastership in Kansas aa he jumped from one to the other. Since May 1 of last year there has been an increase of $164,700,000 gold cer tificates in circulation and a decrease of $84,500,000 in gold coin in circulation. National bank notes have Increased $41,000,000. There have been Increases in other varieties of money, silver and paper, so that the circulation as a whole has been increased in volume during the year by over $126,600,000, amounting altogether May 1 to $2,606, R25.463, or $26.38 per capita, or $1.09 more than, on May 1, 1S99. NEED FOR THE PARCELS POST. From the Syracuse Post-Standard. With the extension of the system of rural free delivery of mails comes the demand for domestic parcels post serv ice. The system of collection and dis tribution of mail matter in this country is remarkably efficient and satisfactory. Free rural delivery, which was under taken only after much discussion, has by the wise management of the present administration become an almost indis pensable feature of the mall service. The increasing demand for this service and the fact that it can be rendered al most self sustaining prove its success. But still the American postal service is deficient in a branch which has been found useful In European countries the parcels post. The extent of American railroad service and the many private means for delivering small parcels have undoubtedly made the needs of the par cels post less apparent in the United State3 than in Europe. But now there Is a decided want in this direction which, we believe, can be best satisfied through the government. In the handling of mails three facts have become plain, namely: The gov ernment can perform the service with out waste of time, without unnecessary expense and with small liability of loss. The parcels post service has developed in other Countries according to the de velopment of the mail service. If it were introduced in this country, there is little reason to doubt that it would attain efficiency equal to that of our mail service. The advantages are many. Between the merchant and his customers the benefits are mutual. With a competent parcels post dealers would have a wider patronage, producers would have a larger market and consumers would have the privilege of selecting from a greater variety. Merchants are already beginning to sell by samples sent through the mails. A few larger houses transact business almost exclusively in this way and many others make good profits on mail orders. But the business is hampered because of the service being limited to small packages and high rates. Between England and some of her colonies parcels posts have been estab lished and have proved to be of great benefit. British manufacturers can send samples to the colonies so much cheap er and quicker than they caji be sent from this country that it is almost hopeless for Americans to- attempt to compete in this direction. The parcels post, both domestic and foreign, is apparently the next great advance in our service, and the quicker it is undertaken the better. GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. This is the time of year when a. man wonders if his creditors will let him take a mid-summer vacation. The housekeepers who put up cher ries without pitting them, incidentally preserve a number of worms. The most wretched people in the world are those who, having nothing to do, work themselves to death trying to keep young. When two engaged people hang around together three or four years without one discovering the other has a temper, who is to blame? It is probably the case that half the people who live in boarding houses and are sick, are starving to death and don't know what ails them. When we eat some pie-crust we are reminded that the teeth man made for the saw are an improvement upon those the Lord made for man. This is the season when the guest of honor gets the only piece of the spring chicken that has meat on it, and the members of the family crack bones and look on. When a dressmaker lays aside her needle long enough to attend an enter tainment, it means that she made some of the dresses that will appear on the stage, and wants to see how they hang. It Is related that some seven years ago, when Kin Commissioner General Lysander John Appleton got a $10 raise in salary, his wife gave a $50 dinner to celebrate it. and that the champagne corks have been lying on the sideboard in their dining room ever since. For seven years these corks have given call ers the impression that the Appleton's drink champagne every day. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. No man is too honest to steal a kiss. Marriage is often a failure, but sel dom for the benefit of creditors. The peacemaker may be blessed, but he usually finds himself in hot water. It takes the average woman less time to change her mind than to change her bonnet. The chap who is all wrapped up in himself naturally thinks he's a pretty warm proposition. The comedian who attempts horse play sometimes only succeeds in making a donkey of himself. No. Maude, dear, in spite of their cAlling, spiritualistic mediums are sel dom familiar with the dead languages. Hoax "I see wood will no longer be used in the construction of British war ships." Joax "Then how will the crew get aboard? "Here comes Borrowell," exclaimed Wigwag; "I wish I could give him the slip." Just then he stepped on a banana skin, and his wish was gratified. Bjones "I understand you are look ing for a rich wife." Harduppe "Well, I'm sort of on the lookout for a rich father-in-law. I hadn't thought much about the wife." The census man is due; He'll rubber all he can; ' So tell the truth. r You can't, forsooth, ' , ' ! Subdue the census man. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. A society belle seldom has a ringing laugh. Time shall be no mower when he hangs up his scythe. The most tireless followers of fortune are a man's creditors. A glazier must have his glass before beginning his day's work. Sometimes circumstances make a man and sometimes it's a clean shirt. Some people are chronic liars, but the dumb man always keeps his word. A fool can make good resolutions, but it takes a wise man to keep them. Some men are. so full of human nature tnat they have no room for principle. Occasionally a man gets married be cause he wants some one around to Diame things on. Mere trifles are responsible for more happiness and more misery than great nappenings. somenow tne marriage of a grass widow with a rake seems to savor of tne eternal fitness of things. The only difference between a violin ist and a fiddler is that one draws a salary and the other doesn't. A bachelor says that a tyrant is woman who fancies herself superior to her husband and lets her neighbors Know it. it you have nothing to give to the poor but a crust of bread, make it pala table by softening it with a little of the miiK or human kindness. Close Finish at Newport. Cincinnati. June 6. One of the nret tiest finishes ever witnessed at the New port track occurred in the first race here. The first five horses finished in a bunch, noses apart, all under whip and spur. The decision went to Little Billy with Match Box at 15 to 1, second and Rotha, third. Pawnee County Institute. Lamed. June 6. The Pawnee county normal institute began a four . weeks' session here, with Prof. J. w. May berry as conductor and Miss Grace Easter of Arkansas City as Instructor. There are over forty teachers in attendance. PRAISED BY FU5ST0N. Trumpeter Speaker Commended For "Determined Bravery." . Manila, June 6. Major Johnson, with two companies of the Twenty-ninth in fantry and twenty-five men of the Eighth Infantry, sailed from Romblon o the neighboring Islands of Tablas, where they disembarked simultaneously in four col umns, converging upon a central point. The Americans encountered about sixty rebels, who retreated, and they captured forty, including all the officers, together with 10,000 rounds of ammunition and twenty-four rifles. Fortv men of the Twenty-ninth regiment with a lieutenant were left as a garrison, the others return ing to Romblon. Company E. of the Thirty-fifth regi ment, and company O. of the Fourth regi ment, encountered fifty insurgents behind stone trenches in the high mountains near Norzagayraya, province of Bulacan. There was persistent fighting and seven Americans were wounded. Finally "G" company, by a flanking movement, car ried the trenches. Trumpeter Speaker, of Q company, haa been commended for "de termined bravery" by General Funston. Troop G. of the Fourth cavalry, com pany G. of the Thirty-fourth regiment and company A. of the Twenty-second regiment are pursuing the captors of Charles D. Roberts, who was taken by the Filipinos while scouting near San Miguel de Mayumo, May 29. It Is reported that the Filipinos have separated among the trackless forests. Forty rifles, with artillery and a consid erable quantity of ammunition, have been captured by the Americans in the moun tains back of Dunaluaihan. Three Fili pinos were also taken. American scouts have destroyed the camp of General Mascardo. The natives report that Mascardo, with 20O men and 500 rifles will surrender if given assur ances that they will not be imprisoned. Yesterday while scouting in the vicin ity of Santo Tomas. province of Neiva Kcija, two Americans were wounded. An investigation into the cause of the burning of Candaba has been ordered, it is alleged to have been done by drunken sailors. Several local commercial houses recently received anonymous warnings that the Filipino crews of their coastwise steamers intended to kill the white officials when ever a favorable opportunity arose. Con sequently the steamers are now running with armed European guards. The members of the civil commission are now selecting offices and places of residence. CALLAHAN BESTS DIXON. Lively Six-Round Glove Fight is Con tested in Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Pa., June 6. Tim Calla han of this city had a "shade the better of George Dixon of New York in a six round bout at the Penn Art club. Calla han had the better of every round ex cept the last, outfighting the one-time champion both in the open work and in the clinches. It was not the Dixon of old, however, and, while there still is a pretty good fight in the little colored man, he has lost that aggressivenessor which he was once so famous. The strong body punches which Callahan continually drove into Dixon had their effect. The Philadelphia boy saw the mark at the very outset and never lost an opportunity to hit it. At first Dixon seemed to think it only a joke, but he soon found that it was not at all funny. Tim held with his left and punched with his right every time Dixon came within reach, and as he put all his strength into the blows he soon had Dixon squirming to get out of the holds. For three rounds Dixon did little but protect himself and Callahan made the first lead, landed the first blow and kept right after Dixon in every round. Lyon County Institute. Emporia, June 6. The Lyon county teachers' institute is in session. About 125 entries are on the books, and it will probably result in the best meeting that has been held in Lyon county for several years. "The course is under the direction of L. A. Lowther, who is as sisted by L. A. Lynn of the county schools. R. S. Lawrence of the col lege, and Wm. A. Van Voris of the NormaL Manhattan Pushing Forward. Manhattan. June 6. The Commercial club of Manhattan completed its full or ganization, here today with 6o- charter memoers. The city is growing rapidly and the business men are much in earn est in keeping up the present prosperous growth. Tourist Rates to Colorado and Utah. Tickets will be sold from points of Missouri Pacific to Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Colo., and Salt Lake and Ogden, Utah, June 1st to Sep tember loth, at greatly reduced rates. See nearest ticket agent or write H. C. TOWNSEND. G. P. & T. A. St. Louis, Mo. F. E. NIPPS, Agent, Topeka, Kansas. 'TIsn't safe to be a day without Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil in the . house. Never can tell what moment an ac cident is going to happen. Blood Humors In the Spring arsapan "I always take Up, Hood's Sarsaparilla h PUnfieS the Spring and it i ,, r,. , the best blood purifie. the blOOd. I know of." Mis Peable GBiFFra.Bald win, Mich. " My blood was poor and sores broke out on my hands. Since Cures taking three bottles of . Hood's Sarsaparilla I All Eruptions, have bad no sores of r any kind." Miss Makiou Ungeb, Clark St., N. Y. City. "I had that tired feeling all the time. Overcomes That I took Hood s barsa parilla and it made me feel like a new man. My wife was T:-J F !;, all run down ; Hood's Urea reeling, has given her good health." C. Bowlet, - Manville, R. I. "Scrofula sores broke out on my little girl's face. I got a bot tle of Hood's Sarsapa rilla and before she Frarfiraf i had taken all of it the eradicates sores wer gone We rrnhila think there is no blood acrUlUiU. purifier like Hood's." Mas. Habvey Dickkb so!. 14 Townly Ave, Cortland, N. V. Are Cured by Hood's lis LARGEST EVER KNOWN. Attendance at West Virginia Demo cratic State ConTention. Parkersburg, W. Va June 6. The Democratic state convention met here today with the largest attendance ever known at a political gathering in this state. This was due more to the in terest in the United States senatorship, state ticket and the legislature than to the presidential election. The con vention was also a reunion of factions that have not been in harmony for some years, and for that reason it is said the silver question will not be touched upon. Andrew J. Edminston, of Weston, chairman of the state com mittee, called the convention to ordei in a brief speech. Former Senator Henry G. Davis was then intfoduced as temporary chairman. Chairman Davis in his opening speech made a plea for harmony and the avoid ance of extreme or radical declarations on which there might be serious dif ferences of opinion. As Senator Davis has been in conference with the plat form makers it Is believed the resolu tions will be limited to state and local issues and the promulgation of na tional pledges and preferences will be left to the Kansas Citv convention without reference to the Chicago plat form. Senator Davis eulogized Bryan, whose name was most enthusiastically received. AGAINST BIDDLE. Rumor of Charges Filed by Dis charged Attendant. There was a rumor at the state house today to the effect that charges had been filed with the state board of charities against Dr. T. C. Blddle, the superintend ent, by a discharged attendant. The members of the board this after noon denied that charges have been filed against the superintendent and say the rumor is positively without foundation. It was reported that J. G. Wolley, of Coffey county, was connected with the filing of the charges, but he denies hav ing such a move in mind. Mr. Wolley was an attendant at the asylum until a few days ago when he resigned. It is a rule at the asylum that when a patient escapes from an attendant on the lawn the expense of the capture is charged to the attendant. The expense incident to the capture and return of the patient, which escaped when in Mr. Wol ley's charge was assessed against him. Wolley declined to sign the pay roll with the reduction from Ilia salary. He was given the alternative of signing or re signing. He took the latter. VARDON IN THE LEAD. Great English Golfer Shows No Sign of Weakening. London, June 6. The contest for golfs Blue Ribbon (otherwise the open cham pionship games) was opened today at St. Andrews grounds. The weather was delightful and the greens were hard, owing to the absence of rain. Thejvum ber of entries, 84, constitutes the record. Naturally the greatest interest centered in the contest between Harry Vardon, the open champion and Harold Hilton, the amateur champion. "Tom" Morriss who is 79 years old and who has held the championship four times, started the players. The best returns for the first round were: Harrv Vardon, 79; J. H. Taylor, 79; "Jack" White, 80; Willie Clark 80; "San dy" Herd. 81; D. Anderson 81; W. Auch terlonie, 81; Robert Maxwell, 81; B. Say ers, 81; Braid, 82j Tingry, 82; Hilton, after a perfect 36 out, finished in S3. Nominations Confirmed. Washington, June 6. The senate has confirmed the following nominations: Wm. Haywood, of Honolulu, to be col lector of internal revenue for Hawaii; Thomas H. Norton, of Ohio, consul at Harput Turkey. The senate rejected the nomination of Fred B. Spriggs. of Utica, N. Y., to be agent for the Indians of the Nevada agency in Nevada. Three Killed by a Train. New York, June 6. Three men were killed by a passenger train on the Long Island railroad today near Lurel Hill. They were Matthew Clark, aged 42; Daniel Halpin, aged 33. and Patrick Ryan, aged 42, single. The men were walking on the track when struck. Shot Himself Through the Head. New York, June 6. George J. Brown, a wealthy New York dry goods man, committed suicide today in his bedroom by shooting himself through the head. Despondency over ill health was the cause. He was 57 years of age. . y - N It1' .-w ZjrA- . -A 04. Xt 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, is 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 mo;t popular. "To Have and To Hold" leads in all but one. Alias Johnston's story of the Jamestown settlement Is now in its 220th thousand. SPLIT IN COLORADO. Kay Be Two Sets of Delegates to Kansas City. Denver, June 6. Contesting . delega tions from Colorado to the national Democratic convention are among the possibilities resulting from a split In the party in this city. Two sets of dele gates from Denver and Arapahoe coun ty are seeking admission to the state convention which will meet in this city tomorrow for the election of delegates at large to the Kansas City convention. One set of delegates represents the sup porters of Governor Thomas, who re fused to be governed by the action of the county committee headed by Thos. J. Maloney. Fearing that Chairman Milton Smith of the state committee will seat the Maloney delegates the friends of Governor Thomas, on the state committee, are holding a confer ence today with a view to taking steps to forestall such action, and from this it is inferred that if the Thomas dele gation shall be excluded from the pres ent state convention another convention may be called. Meantime strong efforts are being made by prominent members of the party to brine about a. mise between the warring factions. The Maloney leaders are willing to have Governor Thomas chosen as one of the delegates at large to Kansas City, pro vided their committee is recognized as the regular organization in Arapahoe county. Of the 723 delegates to the state convention from outside Arapahoe county, both factions claim a majority. BRAKEMAN ARRESTED. Rock Island Employe to Be Tried For Injuring a Tramp. Frank Feebler, a Rock Island brake man, has been taken to Enid, Ok., to be tried for assaulting a tramp. About three weeks ago some tramps who attempted to steal a ride on a freight train out of Enid, Ok., were put off by a brakeman. The brakeman was Frank Peebler. The tramp was hurt a little in the scuffle. He told his story to sympa thizing citizens of Enid. Accordingly warrants were issued for his arrest. To avoid any needless trouble the brake man was given a run from Caldwell to Herington. This run is all In the state of Kansas and of course officials from Oklahoma would have no jurisdiction .Nevertheless an officer was sent into this state and found Peebler In Hmnc ton. The officer had no reauisition pa pers but succeeded in intimidating the brakeman. He was placed under arrest ana taKen to Enid last niarht. Railroad officials say that- the brake- man in putting the tramp off did only ins uuiy ana tnat the instructions of tne company require that he or any oth er employe snouid do the same thing. ROCK ISLAND PROSPEROUS Net Earnings Show an Increase of Nearly a Million. Chicago, June 6. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railroad was held in this city today. The old board of di rectors were re-elected. The board of directors met later and re-elected Pres ident W. G. Purdy and his old staff. The net earnings of the system for the fiscal year were reported at $7,668,154, compar ea witn sn.yui.xv the orecedinir vear The share holders received for the year a aiviaena or 4 per cent, with an extra dividend of one per cent. POTATO BUG IN INDIANA. Resembles This Season's Sea Serpent in Markings, But is Smaller. Mishawaka, Ind., June 6. A strange potato pest, altogether unknown to the farmers, has made its appearance in this county and, in fact, throughout the whole northern portion of the state and lower Michigan. It differs from the old-fashioned and familiar inhabi tant of the potato patch in size, being very diminutive. In color it is red black and yellow. The new pest has come in great force and with voracious appetite. The man ner in which the vines are being de voured tends to confirm the fears of extensive potato raisers that the crop will be cut short this year by the rav ages of the strange insects. Silver Men Are Satisfied. New York, June 6. The convention of the Chicago platform Democrats called for today is off. The Chicago men last night expressed themselves as satisfied with the result of the state convention and claimed a victory for the principles for which they stand. vV V x .i nA 1 ii i 5 1 4v Mm 'K V". V v ,;li'.' I v"7 M f , v. , w -. rt tv . ts'v -sNl s v-. REPLY TO CLARK Made la a Report Submitted by Sena tor Chandler. Washington. June 5. Senator Chand ler from the committee on priv ileges and elections today pre sented a supplemental report on the case of Senator Clark of Montana, re plying to the strictures upon the com mittee made by Senator Clark In his speech and also to the minority report in the case made by Senators Harris and Pettus. With reference to Mr. Clark's statements the committee says: the distinct criticisms made by Mr. Clark on. May 15, of the report of the committee are not serious in their char acter and it is fortunate that they were made because thev may be taken as being all the criticisms which the party most at Interest can claim can justly be made. The correctness of all other statements made by the committee not criticised by Senator Clark may be tak en to be admitted by him. " The report tnen taKes up. and replies seriatum to Mr. Clark's criticisms, the charges be ing either denied or reasons given. Kepiying to the charge of unjudicial methods of proceeding, the committee asserts that these were only resorted to todiscoveradditional testimony and that tne statements thus admitted were not permitted to influence the result. 'The methods of the committee were in no sense unfair," says the report. 'tut were such as ordinarily prevail in investigations like this. The pre sumption of Innocence was at no time disregarded and the findings favorable to Mr. Clark were made as a court or jury would have made them upon a full and fair consideration of all the facts in the case." The committee stands by its original position that Mr. Clark was from the beginning of the campaign a candi date for the senate, and says that "nothing since the hearing .closed ha3 tended to impair the facts stated con cerning Senator Clark's own personal connection with the course of his can vass for election as senator." Senator Chandler, as chairman of the committee, adds a memorandum of his own in refutation of the statement of the minority that "the chairman left the committee little to do.." This criticism, he savs. is uniust and he adds: "The chairman did nothing ex cept what such an officer is expected to do. Every important ruling was made either by division of the committee or Try the chairman in the first instance after an order of the committee waj made pre scribing that course of proceeding with the understandincr that anv member of the committee might dissent on any point ana nave it decided dv tne vote of the committee." He also asserts that so far as Senator Clark was concerned, there was no refusal to summon any witness whom his counsel insisted upon obtain ing. COAL CLUB A COMBINE. First Verdict For Damages TJnder the Sherman Anti-Trust Law. Kansas City. Mo.. June 6. The first suit for damages ever brought and de-decidt-d under the Sherman anti-trust law of 1S90 was decided in the federal court here when Judge Hook, of Leav worth, sitting for Judge Philips, decid ed that the Kansas City Coal club was a trust, and awarded Samuel Hartman. who brought suit against it for discrim inating against him, $390 damages and $500 additional for attorneys' fees. The case will be appealed immediately to the united States court of appeals. Hartman was formerly a member of the coal club. When he withdrew because he objected to its fixing the price of coal, the members of the club refused to sell to him. In this way, he alleged, his busi ness was damaged. Many witnesses tea tilled as to the methods used by the coal club to fix prices. It was the custom at the meeting to hi a set of prices by popular vote. Then a member of the club would rise and say: "This business is unlawful," or "This is out of order; I move it be stricken from the minutes." The motion would carry, the unlawful business would be stricken from the min utes. But in a day or fwo a new nrice list, containing the figures adopted by the club, would be issued, and all members of the club were required to abide by these prices. Members of the club say the decision will in no way interfere with its workings, and tnat it will De maintained as in the past. ADJOURNED AGAIN. Neely's Case is Being Postponed From Day to Day. New York, June 6. The examination in the case of C. F. Neely, charged with stealing $60,000 of postal funds at Ha vana, which was to have taken place today before United States Commis sioner Shields, has been adjourned airain until tomorrow. It is understood that the postponements will continue until some definite action is taken by Neely s counsel or until the bill cover ing cases of extradition to Cuba upon which conferees of the house and sen ate, agreed last night passes congress. STRIKE C03IHISS ION. Mrs. Annie L. Diggs Wants One in Kansas, Mrs. Annie L. Diggs has evolved a plan by which she hopes to secure the enactment of a lew providing for the arbitration of all strike difficulties and has already commenced work towards having the New Zealand law enacted. This law provides for the appoint ment of a commission before which all questions of difference between em ployer and employe shall be referred the decision of the commission being hnal. Mrs. Diggs will not make this a par tisan issue but will advocate the enact ment of the law through Republican papers, signing her own name to the communications. Lawler Nominated. Indianapolis. June 6. Simpson and Niblack. Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor, withdrew after the announcement of the second ballot. John C. Lawler of Salem received the nomination for lieutenant governor on the third ballot. The ballot resulted: Lawler, 1,024; Kopelke. 503. North Dakota Democrats. Fargo, N. D., June 6. The state Dem ocratic convention met here today with a large attendance. After Thomas Kleinogel had called the convention to order, John Burke of Rolla was chosen chairman and Editor E. C. Carruth of Grand Forks secretary. The conven tion then took a recess till afternoon. McKiniey Signs Bills. Washington, June 6. Among the biils to which, the president at tached his signature soon after his arrival at the capitol today were the general deficiency and military acade my appropriation bills and the Alaskan code bill. LOCAL MENTION. Frank Edwards and George Fuller, charged with burglarizing the barn of John Brier, waived preliminary examina tion in the city court this morning and were bound over to the district court on $5 bond, which they- failed to furnish and were committed to jail. Jasper Hazen. with company A. For tieth United States volunteers, has writ ten to friends in Topeka that he is writ ing a history of the war while on duty in the Philippines. The Scimeter is a new church paper, published by G. D. Olden, of the First African Baptist church. It is a bright church paper. Nervous Prostration from whatever cause overwork, dissipation, insomnia, care, worry tends directly to permanent invalidism or the insane hospital. It is the bane of the present age and of the Ameri can people. In the mad pursuit of money, men forget health, happiness, everything but business and the ac cumulation of wealth, which, if se cured, becomes valueless, because they have no health with which to enjoy it. The happy possessor of a healthy body never knows he has a body because of any ache or pain, and with systematic, reasonable attention to business, invariable rest and recre ation hours, plain, nourishing diet, almost anyone can be well. There are times, however, when there is an unavoidable strain. Use a few doses of to tide over the emergency. If will assist to maintain the well body at its norma! standard, and lor the already sick there is nothing better to build up the constitution and rehabilitate the nervous system. Prepared onlv by The Dr. J". ,H. McLean Medicine Co., St. Louis, Mo. EXAMINING BILLS. President and Cabinet Go to Capitol Building. Washington. June 8. The nresident went to the capltol short-ly after noon today In order to expedite the work pertaining to the close of the session. He was ac companied by all the members of his cabi net and they occupied the president room In the senate wine. Immediately upon their arrival, the president and his advisors took up the examination of bills. The president also received calls from a number of senators. PARKDALE POSTOFFICE. Fourth Topeka Sub-Station Lo cated by Government. Washington. June 6. The postmaster general has issued an order establish ing substations July 1 as follows: Elgin, 111., substation -No. 1, 227 Na tion street; Topeka, Kan., .substation Ino. 1, fcixth avenue and Lake street; Nashville. Tenn.. substation No. 12. Lischey avenue and Welborn street. This is the fourth sub-station located in Topeka. One is at North Topeka. another at Washburn college, and the third in Potwin. Postmaster Guthrie made applieation for a station on the east side a month ago. Democratic Nominations. Indianapolis, June 6. Adam Heimber ger of New Albany was nominated by acclamation for secretary of state by the Democratic convention. John V,'. Minor of Indianapolis was unanimously nominated for auditor of state. Jerome Herff of Peru was nominated unanimously for state treasurer. New Kansas Postmasters. Washington. June 6. The following fourth-class postmaster has been appoint ed for Kansas: Pence. Scott county. M. A. Eversole. vice G. R. Foster, resigned. St. Louisans Go to See Stephens. St. Louis, June 6. A delegation of St. Louis business men have gone to Jeffer son City to call on Governor Stephen for the purpose, it is said, of urging him to call out the militia. Conference Report Adopted. Washington, June 6. The senate adopted the conference report on the sundry civil bill, and it was sent to the president. Leavenworth's Mail Carriers. Leavenworth, June 6. W. G. Edens, superintendent of the free delivery sys tem of the postal service, has been spending a few days in the city, look ing over the district covered by the let ter carriers here. The result is he fu:d the carriers overworked, and will at once recommend an increase of one if not more in the force. This wi.l pro mote James Eckley to a mounted r ute in the suburbs, giving him an increase of pay sufficient to keep a horse and cart. The new carrier will be selected from those who have passed examina tions for that work. This will give Leavenworth eleven carriers. After Hutchinson Cyclers. Hutchinson, June 6. The bicyclists of Hutchinson are to be a source of rev en ie to the city unless they will be good. A sand pile or a big mudhole are neither one inviting to the wheel men, but are preferable to the sidewalk under the circumstances. Two bi cyclists were arrested this week, and the police are lying in wait for more. A Good Cough Medicine. It speaks well for Chamberlain's Cough Remedv when druggists use it in their own families in preference to any other. "I have sold Chamberlain's Cough Rem edy for the past rive years with complete satisfaction to myself and customers, says Druggist J. Goldsmith an i-tten, N Y "I have alwavs used it in my own family- both for ordinary cmisrhs and colds and for the cough fo lowing la grippe, and find it very efficacious." For TALK No. 96. Fitting the Eyes. A good manv people have a dread of having their eyes examined. Thev fear that there will be some thing painful connected with it. That the eyes will be injured or harmed In some way. This is a de cided mistake. Taking the measure of the eves for glasses Is no more injurious" or disagreeable than hav ing your picture taken, "i ou do not even have to "look pleasant." and if the optician thoroughly under stands his work, the tests are not even tiresome. In most cases I be lieve that 1 understand my work. 1 have every facility for doing that work thoroughly and accur ately. If vour eyes give you trouble in any way I want to see you. I make"no charge for consultation. My exclusive attention is given to fitting glasses. CHAS. BENNETT, OPTICIAN, 730 Kansas Avenue. Established 1S70.