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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL., SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 9, 1900.' If J x 2 X 2 O o s o ".-,1 J-.-Sv Jl THE ITOTIKRL. No Better Location in the City of Topeka. S CHAS. L. WOOD, Prop. 9 THE COPELAND, J. C. CORDON, Owner, located in the Sew Business Center. 1 o o o o o o p. k r 1 . r ':ivmc:A "Si upward. Hotel Oxford and Restaurant, o o One o r, 1 - i t Meal Tickets, S3.25 per week. Our Sunday Dinners 25c p ft-' ,-- TO IA PERRD i I Ml THE ORIGINAL WORCESTERSHIRE Beware of Imitations It is highly approvel for the very agreeable zest hk'h it imparls to Soups. Fish. Game, Hot and Cold Meats, Salads, WeMi Rarebits- etc. EVERY PAIR GUARANTEED SUPERIOR to ail other Corsets in lightness, flexj ftbility, fabrics, wearing qualities, fit and detail cC Cnish. Boned with pliable; (rust-proof metaUboning. Every 'Jengtb.-.or waists Jbrtadth .of hip. and bust kneasure perfectly fitted in. all' the', new shapes, at3 Jjrices f rom J1.0tLto.$3.0 jer pair.1 "DO YOU MAKE TOPEKA " THE NATIONAL HOTEL ANNEX. Since annexing the Walker Building to the National Hotel I am prepared to accommodate the best trade coming to Topeka. COMMERCIAL MES TAKE NOTICE. I have added 18 new large, light and commodious rooms to the National over half this number are especially ar ranged for Sample Rooms. The best and most convenient place for the commercial man TO SHOW GOODS is the National Hotel. It will pay you to stop at Ninth Street and Kansas Avenue. flaaager and Proprietor. Cuisine Unsurpassed. Strictly First-Class in Every Respect. A Famous Hostelry. Rates, $2.00 Block from State House, Topeka, Kas. z o o t t o o c t t FRANK IMG, Manager. 526-528 Kansas Avenue, TOPEKA, KANSAS. Lunch Counter in Connection. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. Half Block From Postoffice. All Cars Pass the Oxford. o o o ifth Avenue Bote Topeka, Kansas. A. T. PIGG, Proprietor. CENTRALLY LOCATED. $1.25 Per day. Across Street From Postoffice. SJg' Sauce This igoature is on every bottle JOHN DCXCAS'S SOXS, Agents, New orfa ROTECT THE BIRD Amos J. Cnmmings Writes of the Beautiful Feathered Tribe. Days of English Sparrow Seem to Be Numbered. CONGHESS WILL ACT. Birds of Roseate and Bare Plumage Almost Extinct. Made So to Gratify the Tanity of the Female Sex. By Congressman Amos J. Cummings. Washington, June 9. The English sparrow is doomed. That tyrant of the air has too longed waged merciless war on the useful and beautiful members of the feathered tribe. CongTess is taking steps to restore to America the song birds that formerly made joyous music as they trilled their happy way through the air. The importation of the mon goose, the so-called 'tlying-forees" or fruit bats, the English sparrow, the stalling or such other birds or animals as the secretary of agriculture may de clare injurious to the interests of agri culture, or horticulture is to be pro hibited. The measure passes congress none too soon. Thirteen years ago this spring the Capitol grounds and the parks of this city were filled with robins, bobolinks, and other song birds. The sward below the piazza of the house wing of the Capitol was dotted with songsters, the robins running in every direction for worms and insects, and the trees alive with music. Today it is a. rarity to see a robin in the city of Washington. I heard two chirping on Capitol square early in the spring. Two weeks ago I saw a robin in the square pecked to death by English sparrows. When I reached him he was lying with droop ing head and outstretched wings upon the grass in the park. From two to three hundred of these English spar rows surrounded him, tormenting and attacking him. I took the bird into the house and gave him a drop of the best brandy. It reeved him and he flew to the back of a chair. A moment after wards, however, I am sorry to say, his head began gradually to droop and he finally dropped from his perch to the carpet. Five minutes afterwards he gasped for breath and died. On ex amination I found one eye bloodshot, and discovered that the bird was terri bly lacerated under tne wings. The bills of the sparrows had pierceij him to the vitals. Last summer I spent in the Susque hanna Valley. Twelve years before this I had summered in the same spot. The little yellow cherry bird was there then in profusion. The ground chippy dart ed under the fences and has its nest in the tall grass. The yellow-hammer was there undulating from tree to tree. The tapping of the woodpecker was heard in the basswood and other trees, and the twitter of the phoebe bird and the plaintive note of the pewit. The kildee and the plover flew over hills and the kingfisher and the little tip-up were seen upon the shores of the river, Bobwhite made himself heard in the meadows, and dainty woodcock flew out of the dells toward nightfall. All the varieties of birds familiar to us in boyhood days were there, including the catbird, the brown thrasher and the kingbird. In that same region today theie is not one of these song birds where twelve years ago there were 50. The wild pigeon is a bird of the past. I have not seen one on the wing for six years. As the correspondent of a great American newspaper I visited Forrest county. Pa., twenty years ago to describe the last pigeon roost this side of the Mississippi. The birds were nestling in the forests, covering the trees for 20 square miles. Hundreds of Indians from the New York state reservations were there killing the birds and gathering the squabs. Sportsmen were netting them by the thousand, and pot hunters were sending 'great loads of them to market. When a boy in Wayne county. Pa., I have seen flocks of these pigeons stretching across the sky from daylight to nightfall headed for the west. I doubt whether today you could find one in the whole of Wayne county. All have disappeared. The last roost in the United States was destroyed in the Indian Territory about twelve years ago. A wild pigeon is now more scarce, north, south, east and west, than a wild turkey. The prairie chickens have nearly disappeared, and the American wood duck is being rap idly exterminated. The most of the states have laws for the protection of their birds, but desire congressional legislation to make their laws effective. Last October I was in Florida. Twenty-five years ago I sum mered and wintered there. I spent years on the east coast. The sky was filled with immense flocks of wood ibis, gan nets, curlews of all colors, oyster birds, chuck-will's-widows, sheerwaters, and sandpipers. The man-of-war hawk sailed in the upper sky, and long lines of pelicans trailed over the beach. There were immense flocks of egrets and snowy herons, besides the great blue and Louisiana herons and the roseate spoonbill curlew, now the rarest and most beautiful bird in America. The scream of the parakeet was heard at every turn, and goldfinches, mocking birds, limpkins, nonpareils, and myriads of songsters were seen everywhere. To day the parakeet has almost entirely disappeared, the roseate spoonbill is rarely seen, and even the common sea gull is a prey to the gunner. The state is doing its best now to protect them. A man who would kill a reseate spoon bill curlew today is liable to a fine of $250. This slaughter has been made to grat ify the vanity of the female sex. Hats and bonnet3 have been decorated with their snowy plumes, and the slaughter still continues and will continue until some federal law, mortised in with state laws, prevents it. Our agricultural newspapers are filled with articles showing that this wanton destruction of the birds is working a great .injurv to the agricultural community. It has become a matter of serious concern to the farmer. The curculio and other de structive insects have their sweet will in his orchard, and all insects detrimen tal to plant life are increasing in num ber because of this cruel, wanton, and vicious destruction of bird life.lt should be stopped promptly and forever. I have recently seen an advertisement in a Philadelphia newspaper advertis ing proposals for the skins cf 30.000 birds. Contracts have been made with men in the little state of Delaware to prouure these skin. If these contracts are carried out I venture to say that Delaware peaches will be scarcer than ever during the coming season. Tear3 ago Delaware peaches were in every American market at low prices. Tear by year they have become more scarce un til last summer it was almost impossi ble in the New York market to buy a single basket 6T the fruit. One cause for the dearth was the destruction of the insect-feeding birds of that state. I pay taxes on about seven acres of A BELATED OPPORTUNITY. From the Buffalo News. March was coming in like a bedrag gled lion, when Alonzo Jackson, the stage driver, dfew up in front of Miss Jane Parmelee's gate and sat patiently waiting until she should make her ap pearance. The wind roared through the leafless trees, and Alonzo's rubbei coat resounded with the beating of the heavy rain. "Shouldn't wonder if she backed out, after all," he mused, stooping to let his hat brim discharge its pent-up flood. "Ain't many women would start out in a storm like this, just to go a-visitin', if they had made all their arrangements and wrote they was corain'." But all doubts as to Miss Jane Parme lee's strength of will to carry out what she had determined to do were presently dispelled by the appearance of that spinster at the door of her oottage, with a large glazed traveling bag in one hand and an umbrella in the other. She set the bag down on the stone doorstep, spread the expansive folds of the um brella over her head, took a key from her pocket and carefully locked the door. The stage driver got down from his wagon, opened the gate and came rust ling up the gravel walk in his rubber coat. "No need of your comin for that satchel, 'Lonzo," cried Miss Parmelee through the roaring wind, as she turned and put the key in her pocket, after a final test of the locked door. "I've got a free hand, and I reckon I could carry it all right." "Mebbe you could," replied Alonzo, cheerfully; "of course you could, Jane, but 'tain't my way to let lady passen gers tote their own baggage." The quiet familiarity with which Alonzo Jackson addressed Miss Partne lee as "Jane" and her quiet, unsur prised acceptance of it, bespoke a close ness of friendship which was well under stood in the community, and which had now lasted for twenty years or more ever since they were both "young folks" and Alonzo had been said to be "waiting on" pretty Jane Parmelee. Everybody supposed that they would get engaged and married in due time like other young couples with a marked preference for one another. But years passed, and for some reason Alonzo failed to "get to the point." Some said it was because the awk ward bashful boy could not summon up enough courage actually to pop the question. Others declared it was be cause he was jealous of a young fellow from the city, who boarded with Jane's aunt during the summer, and used oc casionally to see Jane home from church or take her to a Sunday school picnic. At any rate, time passed with out any formal declaration from Alon zo, and in the meanwhile Jane's parents died and she went to live with her wid owed aunt. Then her aunt died also, and Jane was left alone in the world, save for a brother, who was a miner in the far west. Jane converted the little prop erty that had been left her into money, and bought a small cottage on the out skirts of the village, where she now lived in genuine old maid fashion. Alonzo, who was 43 years old, still lived with his aged parents, and cared for them. For ten years he had driven the stage between Gilead and Gilead station where a remote corner of the township was intersected by a railroad. He had never been to see Jane Par melee since she moved into her own cot tage,, but they were still "Lonzo" and "Jane" to each other whenever they met, and the memory of a faded ro mance did not seem to embitter their present friendship. Jane, indeed, some times wondered, with a choking sensa tion in her throat, why Alonzo Jackson had never asked her to be his wife, but she had long since got over the keen anguish of her girlhood disappointment and schooled herself to believe that, since God willed it so. it was "all for the best." On this stormy March day Jane Par melee was going to Gilead station, to take the train for Lancaster, where lived her life-long friend, Susan Rich, in a pleasant home whose welcome Jane had often gratefully tasted. The day and train having been set, Jane would as soon have thought of betraying he; friend's confidence as failing to arrive at the precise hour named in her letter. Fidelity was the bedrock of her char acter. It would seem as if Aloneo Jack son might have known this, as he sat doubting in the rain before her gate. Jane was the only passenger that morning. She sat on the middle seat under her big umbrella, and Alonzo chatted intermittently with her over his left shoulder, as they jogged along through the storm. One would never have suspected that these two sober, middle-aged persons had been lovers in the sweet days gone by. When they reached the covered bridge over the river, it seemed as if all th clouds of heavenhadopenedtheirsluice gates together. A perfect torrent of ram was Ialling. " "Lonzo, can't vou ston fur s few minutes in the bridge, till the worst of this shower is over?' asked Jane. "My nt-w uunnic is gettm' awfully damp. The rain drives right through this um- orei . "Lemme see," said Alonzo, consult ing his watch. "Yes, I guess so. We've got 20 minutes to spare, and it does rain middling hard. Mv! but the river is high, ain't it? A little more, and it would be over the floor boards -of the bridge." Alonzo drove to the middle of the gloomy covered bridge and stopped his horses. Then he and Jane sat listening to the thunder of the storm over their heads. "The bridge kind of quivers, doesn't It?" said Jane. ' "Yes, it does seem to joggle some," replied Alonzo. "The water's up to the floor beams and pushes kind of hard against 'em. But I don't believe " Just then the steady vibration of the bridge increased to a sort of convulsive shudder. The structure suddenly lurched, gave a grinding slide, grated off its stone piers, and went whirling down stream with the current! Jane uttered a cry of terror and caught hold of Alonzo's arm. He could feel her whole body tremble. The sen sation sent a strange thrill through him. His lethargic nature at last was stirred! "There-7-there!" he said, soothingly. "Don't you be afraid, Jane. There ain't any real danger. The bridge ain't a-going to sink. We'll ground against the shore somewhere, and then I can drive right out again." But the bridge tossed and spun and careened, and the muddy water raced along the floor. Jane began to sob like a frightened child. "Come, come," said Alonzo, drawing trie reins hard as iron over the plunging horses with his right hand. "Don't be scared. I'll There!" His left arm reached over the back land. It was formerly covered with bjrds of various species. Nothing that can fly has been seen on it for the last two year3 except English sDarrows. They are as thick as flies In a butcher shop and far rrujre destructive and an noying. They have killed or driven away every American bird. Now the time has come for the Amer ican birds to be protected from this alien assassin of the air. We propose to place it in the power ot the depart ment of agriculture to bring about this restoration of their former days of free dom to the beautiful songbirds of Amer tea. ........ Sale of Unclaimed Freight by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Co. The following described freight, consign ed to party and destination named, having remained In the warehouse of the com pany, at the point to which It was con signed for the length of .time required by law, will be sold for cash to the highest bidder at the freight warehouse of the A., T. & S. F. Ry Co., at Topeka, Kan., between the hours of 9 a. m. and 4 p. m.. commencing on the 14th day of June, 1900: 1 box scales, M. J. Phenix. Oxford; 1 bundle castings; 1 box clothing, J. W. Campbell. Fort Madison: 1 empty basket, K. D. Wilson, Biddle; 1 box filters, Dr. W. A. Leach, Abilene: 1 case soap, Mrs. M. L. Koden, Littleton; 1 bundle traps, Q. T. Runk. Douglass; 1 box household goods, D. Sparks, La Plata: 1 bundle sacks. Crown Plaster Co., Hope; 1 bran packer. 1 shaft and pullev, 1 iron weight, J. B. Ehrsam & Sons, Enterprise: 2 boxes Indian curios, M. Motes, Trinidad; 1 cook stove, 1 wire mattress, 2 bundles stove pipe, L. Cordovan, Springer; 1 box cast ings, S. Patty, Las Vegas; 1 bundle bed slats: 1 child's crib: 1 plow lay; 1 dresser; 2 iron plates, 3 castings, 1 box rods, 1 clamp. 1 wooden lever, 1 I. C. lever, 2 plow points, 1 box wrenches and braces, 1 iron brace bolt and clamp. 1 package bolts: 1 bundle 3 handles, 1 roll blankets, Jos. Waller, Kansas City: 1 chest tools; 1 show case. 1 table, M. McCormick, Nick erson; 1 neck yoke, lever attached; 1 bug gy pole; 1 bundle fish poles; 1 box cloth ing. O. C. Nerison, Emporia: 2 boxes ex tracts. Mrs. Mary Frarmer. Udall, 1 bun dle backs, R.Gray, Chanute: 1 bundlecast ings: 2 empty egg cases: 1 case tops, T. J. Rogers, Red Rock: 1 box bolts; 1 bale S. Remedy, De Los Healthine Co., Kansas City; 2 boxes drugs, C. J. Williams. El Paso; 1 show case. Young & Blodgett, Rago: 1 grate, 1 stove bowl, Klinkerman & Hein, Canton; 1 bundle iron bed ends, 1 bed springs, 1 bundle slat. 1 bundle iron bed sides, 1 box household goods, M. C. Calhoun. Lemont; 1 flour chest. A. A. Ward, Wellington: 2 boxes cobbler's out fit: 1 box chalk. Thos. Sexton. Guthrie; 1 heating stove, crated, P. Dyer, Moore; 3 kinetoscopes. L. Clow. Oklahoma; 1 single tree: 1 casting: 2 boxes household goods, O. D. Barnes, Coffeyville: 1 box glassware, M. D. Harris, Purcell; 1 box pictures, J. E. Lyvers. New Kirk: 1 box ink wells, F. C. Harwood, Valley Falls: 1 table leg; 1 foot stool: 1 bundle iron: 1 burner for oil stove: 1 casting: 1 crate black boards, W. C. Berry, Woodward; 1 box tools; 1 box soap, N. F. Stephens, New Kirk; 1 box signs, W. S. Fox, Burrton: 1 bundle clothing, S. J. Hough, La Junta: 1 box tin plate, J. E. Hafer, Kildare;' 1 stove casting: 1 box bottles. A. T. Watson, Guthrie; 1 bundle .4 pieces iron pipe. 1 forge handle; 1 bundle iron pipe: 1 pump handle: 1 sack harness. F. K. W mtney, Trinidad: 1 box books. M. Duke. Denver; 1 trunk clothing, S. Isaacs, Guthrie; 1 box paint: 1 crate castings. 1 bundle foot rests, M. Chapman. Woodward: 1 lever and wrench, 1 rake head, 1 cultivator shank. 1 binder casting, 1 foot rest. 1 strainer. 6 legs, 1 piece iron: 1 box household goods. 2 chairs, M. E. Ray, Oklahoma; 2 boxes tinware. Frank Mitchell, Ponca City; 2 plow points, 2 bars iron: 1 bolster, S. H. Hil), Olathe: 1 bundle elevator buckets. F. E. Pentecost. Ponca City: 1 bundle shields: 1 bundle 6 frying pans, 1 bundle 4 plow shovels; 1 crate wood, John Wal sten, Hutchinson: 1 rest and spring: 1 box printed matter, J. A. Hamberger, Media; 1 piece casting. G. W. McDonald, Alva: 1 bundle canvas; 1 cultivator tongue: 1 bun dle tent, 1 bundle poles. J. W. Runson, Gorin; 1 spreader arch: 1 bundle paper bags: 1 iron tlever; 1 bundle casting. S. C. Kinsley. Perry; 1 box printed matter, P. H. Crahan, Burlington: 13 pieces house hold goods. J. H. Crazen, Topeka; 1 bun die tents. 1 bundle poles, Frank Gridley, Elgin; 1 bundle 3 cultivator shovels. 1 box D. D. fixtures. S. D. Fix. Silver City: 1 box drugs, E. E. Payne. Oklahoma; 1 box tinware, Lizzie Darbyshire, Neosho Rap ids; 1 barrel crucibles. Hassell Iron Works, Denver; 1 anvil, L. H. Limbarger, Perry: 1 nickle stove rim; 1 box pictures, E. A. Houston. Woodward; 4 sickle heads: 1 case cigars, H. J. Grandheimer Bar nard: 2 cans P. S. Oil, Eureka Electric Light Co.. Eureka; 1 plow bottom: 1 box chalk, Harry Varsey, Bernalillo: 1 case empty bottles: 12 egg carriers, W. Bow man. Emporia; 2 boxes hardware. Boy & lieagler, Emporia: 1 box tinware, Lydia Evans. Little River: 1 bundle bale ties: 1 bundle bed ends. 1 bundle bed sides. A. C. ' Hargis, Winfield: 1 box merchandise, E. A. Sherbert. Las Vegas; 3 marble slabs, R. H. Pentecost, Oklahoma: 1 trunk box ed, D. R. Stormont. Abilene: 1 bundle 2 single trees, Wm. Clapton, Norman; 4 bundles K. D. cultivator, 1 coulters, J. Hulburk, Perry; 2 bundles K. D. egg cases: 1 bundle 6 pieces header iron: 1 box hardware, J. S. Jones, Cherryvale: 1 box household goods. Robt. Boles, Perry; 1 box household goods. Robt. White. Roanoke; 1 cast iron boiler stand, 1 box castings, 1 piece smokestack, Wm. Huber, Trinidad: 1 box disinfectant. J. D. Clay, Garver; 1 frame, gate rods and post hole digger attached. 3 bundles wood, 1 piece wood, W. J. Brown. Guthrie: 1 bundle paste boards. 2 step ladders, 1 bucket. R. H. Roscoe. Lamed: 1 bundle tent poles; 1 bundle 4 pieces steel: I wood pole, 1 sack grit, J. L. Boyd, Dana: 1 box clevises. J. E. Helsby. 'Florence, Kan.; 1 barrel lime, N. Peterson. Burdick: 1 crate castings. Jno. A. Endress. Leavenworth: 1 bundle 5 sickles: 1 bundle 3 shovels, W.F. Mccar ty, Ponca City: I casting; 1 Dunnle 2 grinding rings. W. McEwen. New Salem: 1 cultivator shank: 1 bundle castings: 1 iron springs, 10 guards, 1 casting. 1 pack age bolts, 4 springs, 2 wagon box rods. 1 biiuffv too brace, 3 Iron braces, 2 castings. I lever: 1 bundle braces: 1 casting: 1 bun dle 4 pieces iron; 1 piece machinery; 1 iron of the seat and slid around Jane Parm elee's waist, her head dropped on his shoulder, her best bonnet heedless of the drippings of the old felt hat. "There now there now!" murmured the strong man, tenderly. "Oh, Jane, if something of this sort had only happened 20 years ago!" "Yes!" whispered Jane, all of a trem ble still, but not with terror. "But it has happened, 'Lonzo.and that's enough for me!" PERILS OF DEATH VALLEY. From the Scientific American. Death valley is probably the most unique natural feature in California. It is located in the southeast corner of In cyo county, and is inclosed by the Pana mint mountains on the west and the Fun eral Range on the east. It Is seventy miles long, and at its narrowest point but eight miles wide. At one time, most probably, it was the bed of ai ancient river. The lowest de pression is 200 feet below sea level, but above this rises Telescope Peak, ll.OiiO feet high, of the Panamint Range, and di rectly opposite the Funeral Peak, which reaches an altitude of 8,0u0. During the winter these peaks are covered with snow. This remarkable valley was discovered in 1S50 by a party of immigrants, many of whom Inst their lives in the attempt to cross it. The name has clung to it, also, as being the scene of numberless traged ies. Early in its history traditions of gold ana silver deposits oi wonuenui rienness within its boundaries persuaded many ad venturous persons to undertake the haz ardous experiment of its exploration. The number who have lost their lives in this desolate field is undoubtedly great. Pur suing the mirage of rich deposits of pre cious metals, these adventurous prospec tors succumbed at last to the intolerable heat and the agonies of thirst. The range of the thermometer is prob ably greater In Death Valley than else where In the western hemisphere. In the winter the temperature is way below zero, while in July and August the thermometer ranges for weeks at 137 degrees above, fre quently rising several degrees higher. For NOT brace; 1 casting. Jas. Collett, Burns: 1 piece cooling room material, J. Mitchler, Winfield: 1 package wood, 1 bundle east ings, C. F. Wear. Perrv; 1 casting, 1 bun dle nipples; 2 crates "stoveware, Farren Bros., Guthrie; 1 box drugs, 1 bojr alma nacs, J. K. Withers. Guthrie; 1 box hard ware: 1 box printed matter, Queen City Printing Co., Ottawa: 1 Iron, C- E. Cope, Alva; 1 box wall paper cleaner, Chas. Neil, Caldwell; 1 bundle granite spoons; 1 bundle 2 pinions; 1 crate gas machinery, A. H. Cawthon, Rocky Ford; 1 carriage crated. C. E. Baker, Coffeyville: 1 culti vator K. D., J. Q. Grant, Perry; 1 iron kettle, 1 tamper, 1 stone roller, 1 wire screen, J. Harmon, Las Vegas; 3 barrels tinware, E. A. Brokan, Perry; 1 imple ment tongue: 1 bar iron; 1 one-horse cul tivator, J. XV. Reynolds. Canadian; 1 case dry goods, Mrs. E. Whitmore, Garden City; I bicycle crated, Everett Krull, Dodge City: 1 sprocket wheel. 6 bundles cow yokes, T. L. Rogers. Lamed; 1 sack clothing, Geo. Miller, Dewev: 2 picks; 2li bundles K. D. box lumber, H. G. Miller. Norman; 1 can paint, 2 brush. J. G. Jones, Lexington Junction; 2 bundles grinding rings; 1 bundle iron straps; 1 casting: 2 iron levers: 1 box books, Geo. Stephens, Pueblo; 2 boxes dry goods, Thos. England, Caldwell: 1 barrel lamps. F. W. Bigler, Coffeyville: 2 empty kegs: 3 boards, L. Schriber. Black well: 2 cases pop bottles, C. H. Williamson. La Plata; 1 tank. 1 vat, 1 hopper, 1 bundle cones, 1 bench, 1 bun dle 3 iron lids, H. L. Sherwood, Colorado Springs: 1 sack clothing; 1 box tinware, J. B. Flnlow, Hutchinson: 4 bundles ad vertising matter, Higgtns Med. Co., Udall: 1 case books, J. G. Hoff & Sons, Fort Madison: 1 box bottles, 1 box corks, Geo. Davis. Ponca City; 1 crate crockery. Peo ple's Tea & Baking Powder Co., Hutchin son; 1 piece wood; 1 drum flour, W. F. Dicken, Fort Madison: 5 boxes picture frames, Keiser Art .Co., Alva: 2 boxes books. A. B. Montgomery, Ft. Madison: 1 galvanized iron tank, W. M. Minkle. Ok lahoma; 1 box soap, J. Thomas, Pekln; 1 box and contents; 1 bundle castings. Har ry Hill, Peabody; 1 bundle castings; 1 bun dle pumps. J. F. Rickman, Kiowa; 1 crate iron, Henry Ewing, Kildare; 1 hogshead earthenware, J. H. Shaffer, Elk City: 1 register, boxed, 1 case cigars. E. C. Dev lin. Baring; 1 crate school furniture, J. Longsbaugh, Eureka, Kan.: 1 farm wag on K. D.. J. W. Still, Oklahoma: 1 sack cooking utensils, 1 bundle bedding. Major Christman, Emporia: 1 can oil boxed, 1 box soap. Holmes & Harrison. Braman; 1 box medicine, 1 box bitters, Geo. Allen, Alva: 1 box medicine, 1 box printed mat ter. Opera House Pharmacy, Rocky Ford; 1 bundle wagon houn: 3 boxes medicine, 1 dox printed matter, A. C. Rosser & Co., Osage City; 2 boxe3 printed matter, 1 case bitters, T. A. Slaymaker. Peabody: 1 box poultry food. Owen Stenson, Marce line: 1 crate school furniture, Mrs. Sarah E. Gurney, Eureka, Kan.: 1 box patent medicine. O. C. Randall. Wellington; 1 box stereotype plate. The Democrat. Emporia; 1 box picture frames. G. R. Neville & Co., Salina; 1 casting. Wilson Iron Works. Perry; 1 bundle bed slats; 1 crate vapor bath tubs, S. Dixon. Garden Cltv: 1 crate earthenware. W. T. Brown. Sterling: 1 oil tank crated: 1 wooden burial case. B. J. Chapman. Ft. Madison: 1 crate picture frames. Stern & Kamacker, Mulvane: 3 boxes equalizers. J. M. Gagon, Wichita; 3 boxes steam pump castings, J. M. Ga gon, Kingman; 3 boxes castings. J. M. Ga gon, Harper: 1 box household goods, 1 box bedding, S. T. Roberts. El Dorado: 1 box granite ware: 1 crate picture frames. Max Steinberg, Joliet: 1 machine crated. Ball & Cavanaugh. Raton, 1 galvanized iron tank, F. B. Hunter, Edmonds; 1 stove ring; 1 bundle rope and blocks; 1 bundle 2 rockers: 1 wooden rocking- chair bot tom: 1 upholstered chair; 1 high chair, J. A. Campbell, Wichita; 1 keg plaster, D. F. Weise, Kinsley ; 1 box magic foods, 1 C. stand. J. H. Miller, New Kirk; 1 box pic ture frames. Progressive Portrait Co., Perry; 1 bed spring. Conway institute, Chicago; 1 galvanized iron tank. T. J. Turner. Purcell; 6 tent poles; 1 piece circle iron: 1 casting; Ray Mear, North To peka; 1 bundle iron: 1 cook stove. G. W. Korn, Granada: 12 trunks, N. B. Pichier, Wichita; 1 stove rim: 1 trunk printed mat ter. 1 box printed matter, O. T. Crawford, Minneapolis Transfer 1 bundle bedding; 1 box magazines, M. M. Ulfers. Laney: 1 barrel paint, 1 can oil. J. Threadgiil, Nor man: 3 cultivators. C. t Helpberry, Red Rock; 5 bundles wood; 2 small iron gates, 6 large iron gates, W. H. Ryan, Minnick; 2 crates school furniture, C. L. Acker, Kil dare; 1 casting, 1 package shoes; l disc; 1 display case, Jas. Heck, Groveland: 1 box clothing, Ben Hallenback. Woodward; 1 bundle wood cones: 1 box paper bags. H. T. Miller, Oklahoma: 1 bale carpet: 1 bundle bedding: Henrv Machen. Trinidad: 2 empty egg cases, 3 empiv pails. McMillen & Elliott. Perry; 1 box lanterns: 1 box .starch, 1 box crockery. Mamie Howard, Alva; 3 boxes stock food. 10 pails stock food, Jas. Heck, Groveland: 1 keg earth enware, P. L. Renard. Burlington; 1 drill attachment: 2 boxes books, H. J. Addison, Pueblo; 1 piece iron pipe; 1 crate castings, G. Gregory. Alva; 1 closet, reservoir at tached: 1 cook stove. 6 heating stoves. A. I.oeb. Silver Citv: 2 boxes drugs. Kellv & H. . Silver City; 1 box E. paint. C. J. Ben nett. Elgin: 1 box books. Mrs. Mildred Mack. Pueblo; 1 box shells,. M. Amador, Las Cruces: 1 box clothing. J. W. Payne & Son. Moore: 1 crate slate -blackboards, E. F. Long, Longford: 2 boxes clothing, Mrs. Butler, Garnett: 1 bar iron; 1 brass cylinder: 1 house jack: .1 box books, W. Y. Morgan, Cottonwood Falls: 1 bundle plow shares, 1 bundle land sides; 1 iron spring; 1 bundle 2 reed chairs, 2 bundles 2 rattan chairs. H. R Williams, Edmond; 1 iron oil barrel: 1 crate 6 galvanized, tanks. Hale & Fix, Edmond: 1 box house hold goods, J. B. Wiley. Guthrie; 1 box tools, Fred Anderson. Spearville: 1 bundle sticks, rope attached; 1 bundle steel weeks at a time the lowest temperature observed exceeded 1'JU degrees. The deadly heat burns every vestige of vege tation. The Spanish bayonet, a plant that flourishes under the most arid conditions, here barely survives, while the mesquite, with its long roots penetrating deep into the earth in search of scanty moisture, just manages to exist A party of enterprising agriculturists once experimented with growing fruit and vegetables in this region, anticipatine large profits in the early marketing of their crops. The attempt was a complete failure, the intense heat withering the plants, notwithstanding copious supplies of water and the most skillful cultivation. In the higher altitudes of the Panamints there are numerous valleys with flowing streams. In these fruits are cultivated, and reach the market two months before the California products mature. The prevailing winds in Death- Vallev are from the west. Though originating in the Pacific ocean and saturated with humidity in traveling the intermediate distance, they are intercepted by the lofty peaks of the four ranges of mountains, which absorb all of their moisture, so that by the time they reach the valley all humidity has disappeared. The blasts are as if heated in a fiery furnace, and no Jiv ing thing can survive the intense heat. Even birds, idigenous to the region die. It is in the months of greatest heat that the sand storms of Death valley are most deadly. . They rage with intense fury, ob literating the landscape and dimming the light of the sun. withering the scanty vegetation and covering the trails deep in powdered dust. At all times the aspect of the valley is superlatively desolate. No spot on earth surpasses it In aridity or tophet-like heat. During the heated term an hour with out water -means death. Meat becomes putrid in an hour. Eggs are cooked in the blistering sand. Water is only pal atable by means of large porous earthen ware jars, common to all hot countries, suspended in drafts and reduced in tem perature by means of the rapid evapora tion of the moisture from the outside. The belief that the borax marshes are the remains of the vast lake which once filled the valley is supported by traces of water-line found 600 feet above, on the mountain sides. In general appearance all borax marshes axe alike. They are located at the point plates; 1 cylinder valve; 1 bundle 8 gal vanized pails; 2 bundles frying pans, 1 piece casting, S. P. Miller. Garfield: 1 striking machine, 3 mauls, G. L. Steven son, Hutchinson; 1 bundle chair rounds; 1 box marker pole; 1 piece galvanized iron Pipe; 1 crate desks, A. C. Giddings, Las Cruces: -1 box glass signs, P. I. Snyder, Arkansas City: 1 box soap, Harry Nolls, Guthrie; 1 bundle iron: 1 box stereotype. Farmers' Stockman, Oklahoma: 1 bundia castings. The Blackwell State bank. Black well: 1 box stereotype plates. Demo crat, Emporia; 1 box sea shells. A.- Staab, Santa Fe: 1 well point; 1 wrench- 1 keg vinegar, J. Brewer, Richmond, Mo.? 1 seat and spring: 1 iron weight; 1 trunk per sonal effects, Harrv Stevens, Santas-Fe: 1 bundle fence machinerv, J. J. Perrine, Nardin; 1 sofa: 1 box drv goods, H. Ynnk. ers. Macksville; 1 box flour, W. H. Smith, Curtis: 2 boxes groceries. Jim Anderson, Guthrie; 1 box stereotype plates. Demo crat, Emporia: 1 piece shafting: 1 mower knife on board: 1 package wall paper, J. W. Loff. Blackwell: 1 box: 1 case books, C. B. Howard. Emporia: 1 crate churn. W. J. Freeman, Norman: 1 bundle bed ding. S. F. Holton, Florence, Col.; 2 cases sad Irons, Moulton Bros.. Bliss; 1 box drugs. Royal Chemical Co., Denver; 3 bundles hoop Iron; 2 boxes photo goods. C. B. Highbargin, Eureka, Kan.: 1 box books. G. P. Hickman, Coffeyville, 1 bun dle bed-ends, 1 btindle bed sides. 1 mat tress, M. F. Haslett, St. Joseph: 1 sewing machine, J. S. Grask, Blackwell: 1 iron weight: 1 telescope personal effects; 1 steel shaft: 1 bundle anchors: 1 roll pa per; 1 bundle seat springs: 1 box grease; 1 mattress;. 1 bundle elbows: 1 box oil in cans. E. L. De Hoff, Lawrence; 1 box seeds, Thos. Kamp, Elgin; 2 dining chairs, 1 center table; 1 sack scale .weights: i empty iron barrel: 1 box nuts.. J. C. Hack lln, Pueblo; 1 desk, N. D. McDonald, Ok lahoma: 1 desk, Sam Hill, El Paso; 1 scale weight, 1 scale beam. 1 balance: 4 crates wash boards. Enterprise Groc. Co., Wichita; 3 bundles tighteners. 1 bundle chains, A. Fligge, Holvrood; 2 boxes books, A. XV. Dumas. Purcell: 1 bundlo washers; 1 school desk, L. W. Warner, Newkirk: 1 box pictures, Chicago Portrait Co., Burden; 1 box tinware: 1 box drugs; 1 box castings, E. Drake. Edmond: 1 cast ing, J. M. Hoefer ,& Son, Kildare; 2 castings, W. T. Dickinson, Perry; 1 piece iron: 2 pieces pipe, John Lamotte, Holly: 1 bundle castings; 1 bundle wagon brake fixtures; 1 box books, L. A. Kawood, Perry; 1 wagon K. D-. Tom Rogers, Con cordia: 1 barrel oil; 1 box electric motors. Maxwell Electric Co., El Paso; 1 chest tools; 1 box harness, Miss Neal Garham, Kansas City; 1 piano stool; 1 brass cylin der; 1 box bolts, L. A. Gray, Perth: X crate picture frames. Max Steinberg, Kiowa: l Dale canvas; 1 bundle nets, J. W. Wiggins, Kiowa; 1 barn door fixture; 1 bundle bed ends, 1 bundle rails, 1 bundle bed slats, Sarah Lorance, Vilas: 1 bundle springs, 1 bundle window shades: 1 box medicine. Hall Bros., Rose Hill; 1 pack age stationery, J. E. Hill, Hiilsboro: 4 bundles elbows: 1 package bed castors; 1 box blankets, Prof. W. J. Sheekle. Okla homa; 1 bundle bedding. J. B. Garland. La Junta: 5 sibley stoves. 1 bundle stove pipe, W. R. Shlinkard, Guthrie: 1 bundle crock ery. 1 chair. 1 bag household goods. Mrs. J. R. Brobaker. Lawrence; 1 bundle cane fish poles; 1 step ladder: 1 jacket can oil, Vz barrel oil. J. H. Fought. Arkansas City; 1 bundle felloes: 2 kegs oil. 1 case oil. 1 keg grease. 1 case grease, R. O. Pierson, Alva; 1 keg oil, 1 case oil. J. W. Crum, Arkansas City; 1 box household goods; 1 empty oil barrel, 1 empty half barrel; 1 box cement. Mrs. M. Collins. Guthrie: 1 box granite ware. J. H. Gill. Great Bend; 1 crate picture frames, London Art Frame Co., Girard: 2 boxes merchandise, Thos. Weaver, Guthrie; 1 bundle table legs: 1 box poultry food, J. J. Gordon, Winfield: 1 casting, S. F. Doughty, How ard: 1 box personal effects. C. White, Guthrie: 1 box glass, J. F. Taylor, Guth rie; 1 platform scale: 1 bundle 3 bars iron: 1 sack ore. Consolidated Kansas City Smeiting & Refining Co., Argentine: 1 buggy gear, 1 bundle wheels, 1 pair shafts, D. R. Denny, Manzanola; 2 jacket cans oil, Chas. Hucklebridge, Milan; 1 box soap, E. E. Wait. Perry; 1 box clothing. Maldenado & Benevedes, Las Vegas; I bundle castings: 1 bundle tent poles; 1 small rocking chair; 1 chair, G. Rogers, Ashland; 1 roll 3 collars: 1 cog wheel: 1 case soap: 4 crates black boards. Hugh Bennett. Coal City; 1 bundle 22 copper rods. 1 bundle 20 iron braces: 1 bundle castings, G. W. Warren, Emporia: 1 stove casting; 1 piano box, J. A. Coulter, Cha nute: 1 rack school desk castings, N. K. Waite. Elgin. Illinois: 1 bar iron. 1 bundle stove pipe: 2 pieces pipe: 1 bundle tools; 1 bar iron: 1 bundle castings, 1 neck yoke. 1 wheel and frame: 1 piece machinery, Kirkpatrick, H. & M.. Joliet: 8 bundle, paper bags. A. J. Lamb, Albuquerque: 10 bundles drill points, L. C. Buckler. Cara chester; 1 cast iron heating stove: 2 cans patent medicine. Dr. R. Rays. Blaekwel!; 1 box earthenware. E. C. Glenn. Hutchin son: 1 child's buggy. 2 clothes baskets: 2 pieces shafting. C. M. Fogg. Dalton; 2 bundles wall paper, Geo. C. Gamsley. Al buquerque: I desk. Bee Hive, Albuquer que; 1 trunk personal effects, 1 canvas flag bed: 1 piece gas pipe: 1 bundle bed rails; 2 bed rails; 1 box books, J. H. Thrasher, Marion; 1 box books, M. H. Carpenter. Marion: 1 cultivator seat. I. P. Casper, Kansas City: 1 washing machine, J. W. Hall, Blackwell: 3 boxes pictures. 4 boxes harness dressing: 1 bundle cast ings: 1 bundle twine: I desk, R. Connelly, Nardin: 1 bundle iron rods; 1 bf;x glass ware. Miss Clara Stoker, Alva: 1 box dry Koods, Shaddy & Mansin. Alva: 1 machine seat: 1 piece pipe; 1 box books, B. F. Ramp, Emporia: 1 box books, - W. H. Smith. Emporia: 3 empty barrels, O. Ter ry, Pueblo; 1 empty milk can. C. S. SUTTON, Auditor Freight Receipts. HHk Everybody X- Likes a Good Bargain The best bargain in railroad travel at present ia a person ally conducted excursion to California by the Santa Fe Route. -tt -tc -tt k - -tt -te . ' -tt -tc Excellent accommodations and reliable personal escort without extra charge. Three timea a week from Chicago and Kansas City. . Ask for full details. T. U KINO, Agent, ' Tie A. T. & S. T. Eallway, TOPEKA, KAS. of greatest depression, and from a. dis tance look like deposits of salt or snow. Under the surface is common wet clay or' water of varying depths. These deposits are generally circular in form and appear as though they once were craters. Borax was created by contact of boracic acid in gaseous form with the lime. and soda of the surface. At Teels marsh, Nevada, borate of lime appears in the form of balls imbedded in clay along with soda, salt, etc.. but at Columbus there are found in sandv soil. Sometimes -these balls are decomposed, underlying the soil which is removed, and the borate shoveled out. De posits of crude borate of soda are found in Nevada and In Death Valley, at the Monte Blanco mines. Marshall's band concert at GarfieU park tomorrow afternoon, 3 p. ra.