TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL., SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 9, 1900.'
No Better Location in the City of Topeka. S
CHAS. L. WOOD, Prop. 9
J. C. CORDON, Owner,
located in the Sew Business Center. 1
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Hotel Oxford and Restaurant,
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Meal Tickets, S3.25 per week.
Our Sunday Dinners 25c
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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.
SUPERIOR to ail other
Corsets in lightness, flexj
ftbility, fabrics, wearing
qualities, fit and detail cC
Cnish. Boned with pliable;
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
"DO YOU MAKE TOPEKA "
THE NATIONAL HOTEL
Since annexing the Walker Building
to the National Hotel I am prepared to
accommodate the best trade coming to
COMMERCIAL MES TAKE NOTICE.
I have added 18 new large, light and
commodious rooms to the National
over half this number are especially ar
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
flaaager and Proprietor.
in Every Respect.
A Famous Hostelry.
Block from State House, Topeka, Kas.
FRANK IMG, Manager.
526-528 Kansas Avenue,
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Half Block From Postoffice.
All Cars Pass the Oxford.
ifth Avenue Bote
A. T. PIGG, Proprietor.
$1.25 Per day.
Across Street From Postoffice.
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
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
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
"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
"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
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
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-
"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
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
"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
"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
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
"Yes!" whispered Jane, all of a trem
ble still, but not with terror. "But it
has happened, 'Lonzo.and that's enough
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
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
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
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
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.
The best bargain in railroad
travel at present ia a person
ally conducted excursion to
California by the Santa Fe
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,
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.
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