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TOPEKA STATE JOUBNAL, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 13, 1900.
IOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, ET FHANTt P. MAC LENNAN. VOLUME XXVII. No. 141 Official Paper of tha City of Topeaa. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Dally edition, delivered by carrier, 10 cents a vccK to any part of Topeka or tuburbq, or at the same price In tny Han. tas town where the paper has a carrier yystem. ., l y marl, one year -JjJ I'y mail, threw months 2x Weekly edition, on year PERMANENT HOME. Topeka State Journal Building. ena 90S Kansas avenue, corner of SisnUfc, NEW TOKK OFFICE. Tempi" Court Bids. A. Frank P.lciiardaon. Mgr. CHICAGO OFFICE. Etoek IStchange Bide. A. Frank Richardson, Mgr. LONDON OFFICE. . 12 Red Lion Court. Fleet Street. ' TELEPHONES. ,M lousiness Office Bel! 'Phono Vn Importers' Koom Boll 'Phone 577 There seems to be nothing left for Mr. rij-num but to accept something "equally as pood." Uncle Sam's cash balance has dropped below 150 millions, but he still thai enough money to do business, on. The man who Induced Dewey to be come a candidate for the presidency is as hard to find as the man who struck Hilly Patterson. It was very courageous on the part of Mr. Pulitzpr to declare for Bryan before he knew whether or not Air. Hearst would be nominated for vice president. ' Regardless of the fact that he found It necessary to shoot a good many of them. General Otis regards the Fili pinos as far superior to the other Asi atics in character and intelligence. The nations of the world know the value of an American when anything Is to be done, therefore one has been selected to lead the International forces for the rescue of Pekin from the box ers. Those people who have organized a new Indja relief committee to act in dependently probably think the starv ing Hindoo will assimilate his food more readily if he is made to under stand exactly where it comes from. It has been estimated that Great Britain put 250.000 troops in South Af rica and the Boers armed 50,000 soldiers for the defense. The British army lost 60,000 men and the Boers 12,000. The money cost of the war has been $300, CWO.OOO by Great Britain and $1,000,000 by the Transvaal. Republicans are looking for an avail able New York man to nominate for the vice presidency. The situation has become so acute that Governor Roose velt still feels called upon to decline at frequent intervals. Cornelius N. Bliss is generally regarded as second choice, but he too is hard to catch. "While prosecuting the search the lead ers are forced to walk around many aspirants for the place who persist ently stand on the track. It looks as though they may be forced to take Long of Massachusetts at last, for want of a better man. He is said to be ilr. McK-inley's choice. The New York World after waging war against Mr. Bryan nearly four years, has finally come out flat-footed in support of that gentleman for the presidency in an editorial which closes as follows: "Mr. Bryan, who, as the World said two monhs ago, will be renominated by acclamation, represents the American and therefore the Democratic side of these living, burning, dominating is sues. He is for this reason entitled to and will receive the- support of the World and of all who believe with us that the only issue worth considering in this campaign is the preservation of the republic, the maintenance of the constitution, and a return to the prin ciples of the declaration of independ BRYAN MUST GET NlTW YORK. The Democrats must look to the east, largely, for their electoral votes this fall aside from the usual solid south. This is the consensus of opinion of the political wiseacres who have completed analyzing the returns from Oregon. The Pacific coast states on the ques tion of expansion seem likely to stand by Mr. MeKinley and possibly carry with them adjacent states. That Mr. Bryan will carry several western states thi fall none will deny, but that he will secure enough with the aid of the south to secure his election is not prob able. Mr. Bryan, as the nominee of the Democratic party, is reasonably certain to count in his column in No vember the following southern states: Alabama, Arkansas. Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Louisiana. South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, with 129 votes. But the candidate that wins must have i.'JJ electoral votes. Where can the friends of the Nebraska man hope to secure the other necessary 93? To the solid south list can reasonably be added 4 from Colorado, Nevada, 3; Nebraska, 8; Idaho, 3: Utah, 3; Mon tana, 3: making 24 additional, and car rying the Nebraskan's vote up to 153, still 71 short of th goal. In ISPS Mr. Bryan carried in addition to the list given, west of the Mississippi, Kansas with 10, South Dakota, 4; Wy oming, 3, and Washington, 4. But many men of both parties think the 21 votes in these states doubtful, so they Will be left from the Bryan column in tins count. What may happen in No vember will be another story. This brtnss Mr. Bryan up to the Ohio river on the south and the Mississippi on the west with 71 votes needed. It la useless almost to figure on Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa. Minnesota, Pennsylvania or the New Krgland states leaving the MeKinley column. But there is .Kentucky with 13 votes, Maryland with 8 and West Virginia with 6 that are much more likely to go to Mr. Bryan than to Mr. MeKinley. This makes Mr. Bryan's Qlumn creep up 27 more but still leaves ent short 44 votes. But New York, which hasn't gone twice in succession for the same presidential candidate in more years than we can remember, has 38 Votes. New York's vote was for Mr. MeKinley four years ago. Indiana with 1 votes is also declared extremely doubtful this fall. Should the Hoosier state land in the Bryan column along with New York the necessary 224 would be found. Eut the figures show that New York is needed by Mr. Bryan if he expects to defeat Mr. MeKinley. The Democrats must look to the east. GLOBE SIGHTS. From, the Atchison Globe. When a man needs a tooth pulled, how numerous dental signs are! An Atchison couple,- married two years, till have kissing sore lips. After all there is nothing more relia bly valuable than a good big mule. When the women have"dreses made on purpose for a reception, it can pro perly be referred to as "brilliant." When the census enumerator asks a woman if she iias a cow, it is a half hour before he pets on to the next ques tion. Of course every girl is said to be pop ular, but not one girl in fifty knows what it is to have two invitations for the same event. When a. woman's attention is called to her wrinkles, he takes ome conso lation in the reliection that her husband isn't growing younger, either. Kvery poor farm should be located near town, so tiiat the people may of ten see what they are coming to if they continue to throw their money away. The relatives of an Atchison woman believe that she has had the hardest kind of luck: she has had seven chil dren, and every last one of them looks like "him." It can no longer be said that there is nothing new under the sun. An Atchi son father speaks ' approvingly, and with considerable pride, of the young man who is keeping company with his daughter. There Is a new disease in town known as whistitis. It is confined en tirely to women who play whist, and 13 said to be a sort of nervous prostration resulting from the excitement incident to rustling fox prizes. Is there a boy so young that he hasn't his mind made up that the greatest sign of disgrace would be to put on a girl's clothesT An Atchison woman found that whipping, threats, and punish ments off all the usual kinds had no effect on her four year old boy, so she made a Mother Hubbard for him, and he becomes the best boy in town at the threat that she will put it on him, and compel him to play with the girls. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. The doctor's motto is: "Have pa tience." A gossip is a person who believes the stories he invents. The fact that beauty is only skin deep doesn't bother the . hippopotamus. From a cycler's point of view the path of duty is often strewn with tacks. The golden opportunity of a man's life is when he has a chance to marry an heiress. Screecher "I had my voice tried yes terday." Wigwag' "I suppose the ver dict was 'guilty.' " Wigg "That dentist seems to be a jack of all trades. "Wagg "Yes; I know he pulled my leg." A woman may riot know how to shar pen a leadpencil, but she can usually.be depended upon to sharpen a man's wits. Nell "What kind of a girl is she?" Belle "She's the kind of girl who thinks it a great honor to have her picture dis played in a photographer's show win dow." The Benedict "I tell you, my boy, a wife is a great comfort." The Bachelor "Yes; it must be comforting to have some one to blame when things go wrong." Sillicus "Do you believe that oppor tunity makes the man?" Cynicus "Well, that depends. If the man has an opportunity to bet on a sure thing, I say yes." Blobbs "Why don't you consult a doctor about your insomnia?" Slobbs "What! and run up more bills? Why, '1 I There's no season when I pood medicine is so much $ needed as in Spring, and J there's no medicine which does so much good in Spring 5 as Hood's Sarsaparilla. In I fact Spring Medicine is I another name for Hood's Sarsaparilla. Do not delay I taking it. Don't put it oif till jour health- tone gets too low to be lifted. f Jo Will give you a good appe- k blood, overcome that tired S feeling, give you mental and A .! I digestive strength and steady I T , 1 "1 nerves. ie sure to asK ior HOOD'S, and be sure that I i r 1 - , t- . j f icine nioney can buv. Get J I a bottle TODAY. It is f n mmf mfi sm s f L s it's because of what I owe him now that I can't sleep." "What makes you think she's a man masquerading as a woman?" asks the detective chief. "Because she refuses to talk," replied Detective Muchwed, who had buried three wives. They were in the back parlor, and the light was dim. "Tell me, darling," he implored, "why do you call your, little brother Time?". "Because time will tell," she replied, as she struggled from his embrace and peeped under the sofa. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. From the Chicago News. J True charity never waits until It asked. is It takes two drunken, men to make a pair of tights. If you ever attended a circus you pro bably saw-dust. All is not gold that glitters. Some times it Is a diamond. The man who always speaks the truth is sure to have other virtues. It is uually the dimpled and rosy cheek that wins In this world. In all well-regulated families the hired girl has to get up and dust. All a man has to do when he goes shopping with his wife is to take notes. The man who smokes hams is more important than the one who smokes cigarettes. Some girls are tailor-made, but the one who seeks an, offer of marriage is ready-maid. But little history was written in the dark ages. Probably the people couldn't see to write. It's surprisinghowfull of life is of con trast. You are so good, you know, and other people are so very bad. An old bachelor says that an appro priate design for the engraved portion of an engagement ring is a spider's web with a fly in it. A man can always tell when a girl is trying to look at him like she had a nameless longing in her breast. OPEN DOOR FARCE. Secretary Hay Hasn't Accom plished Anything in That Line. New York, June 13. While they ad mit that the "open door" negotiations are not aa conclusive as Secretary Hay desired, officials of the administration point out that a long step toward the preservation of American treatv risrbt3 in the spheres of influence in China has at least been taken. Secretary Hay declined to discuss the doubts cast upon the success of the negotiations in an article printed in the National Review written by Mr. Robert A. Yerburg. M. P. A European diplomat well informed of every stage of the negotiations and thoroughly ac quainted with Chinese affairs said to day that the general conclusions reached by Mr. Yerburg were prac tically those of every diplomat who had taken pains to study the notes ex changed. That the agreement reached is not "ironclad" was apparent not only to members of the diplomatic corps but to administration officials after the re ceipt of the replies of foreign govern ments to the American representation. The assertion has been made that Great Britain complied in every respect with the wishes of Secretary Hay. The dip lomat who discussed the matter points out that thi3 is not the case. "I have much pleasure in informing your excellency," Lord Salisbury's note stated, "that her majesty's government will be prepared to make a declaration in the sense desired by your government in relation to the leased territory of Wei-Hai-Wei and all territory in China which may hereafter be acquired by Great Britain. Directly north of Wei all spheres of influence now held, or which may hereafter be held by her in China, provided that a similar declara tion is made by the other powers con cerned." It is this provision which is an ob stacle in the way of complete success of negotiations. Russia declined to ac cede to the proposition advanced by Great Britain. Diretly north of Wei-Hai-Wei and jutting into the Gulf of Pe Chi Li is Port Arthur, now a Rus sian stronghold. It is believed in dip lomatic circles that Lord Salisbury made his declaration respecting Wei-Hai-Wei for the purpose of inducing Russia to throw Port Arthur open to the world. It has been noted that no reference to Port Arthur is made in the Russian note. A comparison of the British and Rus sian notes will show their great dis similarity, and neither can be regarded as binding when the proposals are so different. As Germany, France, Japan and Italy gave assurances on c.ondition, it is evident that the whole fabric of the "open door" is likely to be torn Hindoos Starve That : ' WWW. ' .' J . , . "v- v. ,- ' ' J- . t f . . ... l ' I I . f V " ,, - - 4 ' n.. j , t i rx i - - V V i V ' Lv I ' , ." h If P v ; . i ; I I ? ; ' U i; V When photographs such as the above are seen, words somehow seem superfluous. Fortunate, indeed, that America recognizes and hastens to re lieve the anguish of Her Gracious Majestv s distant subjects! Famine wants bread, not promises. And then the choleraf away should a foreign nation think a demand made by the United States exacting and the moment propitious for it to refuse. THREE MEN KILLED And Eight Badly Injured in a Brook lyn Fire. New York, June 13. Three men were killed, eight so badly burned or maimed that they are in the hospital and three other men are missing, as the result of a fire in the cooperage establishment of Paul Weidmann at North Eleventh street and Wythe avenue, Williams burg, Brooklyn. The property loss ia variously estimated at from $75,000 to $250,000. The dead are: ' AUGUST BENEDICT, 69 years old, burned so badly that he died immed iately after being taken from the build ing. JOHN M. LOCKWOOD, 66 years of age, died from being crushed by falling timber. UNKNOWN MAN, burned to death. The building was four . stories high and there were over 100 employes in the place at the time. Many of these leaped from the windows. It is said that at least two score of people dropped before the firemen had arrived. When they came many were hanging from the upper windows. August Benedict, a cooper, was hang ing out of one of the windows with all his clothing aflame. He held on to the ledge while the ladder was being run to him. He was so badly burned when he was taken down that he died half an hour afterward. John M. Lockwood had his chest crushed by a falling timber and died in the eastern district hospital. The unknown man was taken from the burned building and the body was so badly charred that identification was impossible. The following injured axe in the Nor wegian hospital: John M. Lockwood, jr., 24 years of age, son of the dead man, chest crush ed and body burned. George Hemling, 25 years of age, broken ankle and numerous contusions. John Donifia, an Italian boy, 15 years of age. Frank Comma, 17 years old. James Hazelton, 34 years old, and August Smith, who disappeared from the scene. He was not seriously in jured. Fireman Joseph Fee and George D. Schenan were severely injured. TOPEKA HARVEST HANPS. Rate "Will Be in Effect But One Day, Friday. Effort is being made by the A. T. ' & S. F., Rock Island, Missouri Pacific and Union Pacific to reach an agree ment to sell tickets for harvest hands from Topeka to points west of Moline, Severy. Empoiia. Council Grove, Eureka, White City, Junction City, Manhattan, Blue Rapids and Marys- ville on the same rates authorized from the Missouri river, half fare each for two men on one ticket, one-third fare each for three men on one ticket. If successful it is likely the arrange ment will be made to sell only on one day, Friday. June 15. Consequents all unemployed men in Topeka and vieinitv who intend to seek employ ment in the harvest fields should be prepared to leave, here not later than Friday, as the rate will not be made after that date. NETTED $1,000. Street Fair Profits to the Com mercial Club. Treasurer Greenwald of the street fair committee said today that there will be a profit of $1,000 on the pro ceeds from the fair. There are several large bills to be paid, but most of the claims have been settled, and there will be a good mar gin left when all are paid. When the Commercial club gives another street fair it will not be necessary to pay one third of the gross receipts to a pro moter. The business men of Topeka have learned how to manage a street fair, and another one will net a larger profit. CONTRACT DRAWN UP. Commercial Club-Santa Fe Agreement Made Today. General Manager Mudge, of the Santa Fe, today drew up the agreement, to be signed by the officers of the Santa Fe company and the officers of the Topeka Commercial club in reference to the lo cation of additional shop buildings in this city. In exchange for the land to be pur chased with the $25,000 raised by the Com mercial club, the SantsFe agrees to at once erect a blacksmith shop and frog factory. In consideration for securing the re maining land of the tract at $5u0 per acre, the Santa Fe agrees to make certain other improvements, principal among which is the construction of a locomotive erect ing shop, the same to be built inside of 12 months after the company notifies the Commercial club that the land is needed. Britons May Fight. The agreement recites that it is expected to build the shop during the year 39U1. The wheel works will probably not be built until the following year, as the Santa Fe now has a contract for wheel work which does not expire for two years. Mr. Mudge met the finance committee of the Commercial club this afternoon, and arrangements will be made at once to secure and turn over the first section of the land to the company. SHALL THEY TOTE ? Interesting Question Concerning Na tional Officers K. & L. of S. The national council Knights and La dies of Security devoted the greater part of the afternoon discussing a reso lution introduced by several past pres idents of the Topeka lodges. The milk tt the resolution was included in the first section which reads: "The National Council shall be com posed of the national officers and mem bers of the board of control and repre sentatives from each state having duly established councils therein; provided, that no member of the National Council shall be entitled to a vote upon any question in the National Council unless such member shall be a duly elected and accredited representative therein from some state or council." This resolution is designed to keep all national officers from having a vote in the national council. Heretofore all na tional officers have been allowed a vote and have had the same power as a dele gate in conventions. It seems to be assured that the pres ent officers w ill all be reelected although one or two of the candidates will be given something in the way of minor offices to recompense them for the trou ble they have been put to. Another change that is being discuss ed is the election of delegates by dis tricts instead of by states as has been the custom. This change will certainly be made as officers and delegates are in favor of it as being a much more equi table method of electing delegates The report of the national officers were very encouraging and showed a decided increase of membership during the past two years. The financial con dition of the order is excellent. The re serve fund, which exceeds $200,000 has been invested in good securities and promises to exceed $300,000 within the next two years. The election of officers will not take place until tomorrow al though several delegates have been at tempting to change the regular order of business as they say the constant solic iting of votes makes it almost impossi ble to do business. The late Tuesday session was devoted to hearing the reports of the various committees and officers. The motion that they be accepted as i3 usually done by a vote of the council brought out an objection by George W. Reed of the city, and a warm fight was started. Mr. Clark objected on the grounds that the reports should be submitted to a special committee appointed for that purpose by the chair. He claimed that the reports were not complete enouerh and said that the members had a right to know how the affairs of the order had been conducted and the only way they could know would be by a report in detail. Mr. Clark also insisted that the committee have power to require the officers to state what they had done with the general fund. David Over myer, who is a member of the law com mittee, led the fight against Mr. Reed's motion and claimed that the reports should be accepted as read. This brought out the fact that Overmyer had received some money as attorney for the order and that Mr. Reed did not like it as he couldn't see what Mr. Over myer ha'd done in the way of legal ser vices. Mr. Reed accused Mr. Clark of jeal ousy because he had not been employed as attorney and Mr. Reed replied: "That's just the trouble. I and many other members are anxious to know what Brother Overmyer has done to earn money from the general fund. I have been doing some hard thinking and am unable to ascertain what he has done." The question was debated at great length but the council finally decided in favor of Mr. Reed's resolution and the committee of five was appointed. The reports of the national officers were made out in detail and w'ere submitted to the council this morning. AN IMPORTANT STEP. Secretary Anderson Issuing Invita tions For Commercial Federation Meeting. T. J. Anderson, secretary of the To peka Commercial club, is sending out announcements today for .the meeting to be held on July 16 to perfect the or ganization and elect officers of the fed eration of Kansas commercial clubs. The organization will be known as "The Kansas Commercial Clubs." The purpose of the organization of this federation will be the promotion of the commercial, agricultural and manu facturing interests of the state of Kan sas, and the development and improve ment of its resources and industries, and advertising its advantages. At the meeting held on May 29 the following committee on credentials and permanent organization was ap pointed: John E. Frost, J. H. Morse, John Davidson, S. K. Knapp, and J. A. Kimball. The coming meeting promises to be one of importance. Matters of interest will be discussed and acted upon, and plans for advertising Kansas outside the state will be listened to. The officers of the organization will be elected at this time. Besides thi3 the appointment of the standing com mittees will be made. There will be seven committees: one on membership, on legislation, manufactures, agricul ture, tmrsporation. insurance, and ti'ad rxtension and advertising. THERE IS A "LOW." It is in This Region, and May Make Trouble. Tuesday's rain amounted to 25 hun dredths of an inch. The morning rain measured 16 hundredths and the rain in the night 9 hundredths. The forecast Tuesday for thunderstorm was correct, but Mr. Cox won't try it again today. The foreenst for Thursday is "fair tonight. Thursday partly clouriy and warmer." The maximum tempera ture up to 11 o'clock this morning was 75 and the minimum 64. The wind was north blowing 12 miles an hour. There is a hieh barometer near the lake repion and an other in the northwest. There is a low in between and something may happen. MAY DRAW SI jTpAY. Judge Hazen Settles Question ot Fees of Coroner's Juries. Judge Hazen has handed down a deci sion in the case of L. M. CRrter against the county deciding the controversy over coroner's jury fees. Carter was a juror two days and re ceived his fee of $1 on the grounds that jurors were entitled to tl for every in quest. Carter claimed that he was en titled to $1 a day and sued for the other dollar. Judge Hazen decided In his favor. Hereafter coroner's .jurors will receive $1 a day whether they hear the evidence in one inquest or more. Last Spring E. J. Evans, Cairo, 111., was so run down In health had to give up work. Was also troubled with boils and eczema. He writes: "Doctors did me no good, but before I had finished one bottle of Beggs" Blood Purifier. I began to im prove and am now a well man. R. W. Squires, Pharmacist, 732 Kansas avenue. FAULKNER HERE. Says Work on Topeka's New Gas Plant Will Commence -1 Sept. 1. Mr. W. J. Faulkner, the Chicago man, who proposes to give Topeka gas at rea sonable rates, arrived in Topeka at noon today. His visit is for the purpose of ar ranging some details in regard to stock with the officers of the company, and he will return to Chicago tomorrow. Mr. Faulkner made the important state ment this afternoon that he expected to break ground for the Topeka plant by September 1. "I am at present busy looking after the establishment of a plant at a big manu facturing works in an Indiana city about the size of Topeka. This plant 1 expeot to have completed and in operation by the middle of July, and it will stand as a practical demonstration of our method. Gas will be furnished for fuel, which is the severest test the method can be put to. As. soon as this plant. i in operation, the financing of the Topeka plant, which 1s now well under way. will be completed. I expect to break ground here by Septem ber I.'.' The ordinance granting -"The Topeka Federal Light. Heat and Power Com pany" a franchise to construct a gas and electric light plant In this city has been accepted by the company, and was pub lished officially in the State Journal Mon day evening. It provides that the plant shall be completed within three years of the acceptance of the ordinance, and that within one year at least $100,000 shall have been expended. DONE BY WOMAN'S CLEB. Organization Responsible For Seats Along State House Walks. The Woman's club of Topeka has been granted permission by the executive coun cil to place seats on the state house grounds. The credit was given to the park commissioners, when the fact was first announced. The park commissioners have had nothing to do in the matter. The Woman's club has worked hard in accomplishing this and to it belongs the credit, ine seats nave oeen uiueu i will within a short time be placed on the grounds. They are made of iron and will be placed under the shade trees near the public library and along the walks. IGNORANCE OFLAW Secures Mitigation of Penalty in This Case. Washington, June 13. Newspaper re ports jusrt received at the war depart ment show that three natives were con victed by a military commission of hav ing murdered Quartermaster Sergeant Albert Voltaire, company K, Thirty ninth volunteer inrantry, at the bar racks of Bagbag near Tanuan in the province of Batangas on February 2, and were sentenced to death by hang ing. In passing upon the case Gen. Otis, as the final reviewing authority said that the findings of the commission were ful ly sustained by the evidence and that the death sentence imposed by it had the express sanction of the laws of war. He was however unwilling to direct the execution of the sentence as he believed that the accused were influenced to commit the crime of which they were convicted by local guerrilla chiefs, who he said, were the principal criminals in the affair. Moreover, he said the pris oners were ignorant of the legal conse quences of their act. Therefore he com muted the sentence in each case to 20 years imprisonment at hard labor in the Presidio Ue Manila. "The clemency herein exercised," said Gen. Otis, "will not be considered a pre cedent to guide or influence the future action of the reviewing authority upon proceedings of military commissions in cases of such gravity as the present one and the occasion is taken to announce that in the judicial determination on questions of guilt which involve respon sibility for the awful taking of human life, the full rigor of the law will be in flicted when rightfully invoked by legal ly constituted courts." LOCAL MENTION. Jerry O. Niccum, aged 2t years, of Black Hawk. Colorado, today secured a license to marry Gertie A. Wettling, aged 19 years, of Oakland. The suit brought by Hiram Hlggins against W, R. Humphreys to settle a question of the dividing of a crop was settled by the jury and Higgina award ed $28. Jack Morton was arrested last night by the police on the charge of petit larceny. Pie returned the articles and was allowed to go. It was the outcome of a quarrel between him and the wo man who was supposed to be Elsie Fry. Officer Lucas arrested John Wade last night for assault. He slapped a neighbor. Harr- Larimer, attorney for Keepers & Thatcher, the firm that built the To peka Melan arch bridge, the first and the finest structure of its kind in the United States, today received word that the firm had received the contract to build a Melan arch bridge over the Niagara river, a short distance above Niagara Falls. Charles Blood Smith will leave this evening for the east. He will attend the meetings of the national Republican convention in Philadelphia. Mr. Emerson H. Husted and Miss Emma McLain were united in marriage last evening at 313 Seventh street. Rev. J. D. Countermine of the First Presby terian church officiating. The last regular meeting of the To peka Commercial club before the sum mer vacation will be held this evening. The 10 year old son of Dr. A. M. Edi son fell from a tree at noon today and fractured his arm in three places. The Arion society has elected the fol lowing officers: John Schaller, presi dent; Frank Gutsch, vice president; Joe Ilemieh, secretary: E. Mutier. financial secretary: S. Stritzinger. treasurer: Charles Schmid, trustee; Wm. Schutz, standard bearer. I Work has been commenced on the ' store room of the Coughlin Hardware i company. The building will be thor j oughly remodelled. Gospel services are being conducted in ! a tent in the city park by Revs. Haynez. Morris. Stolbert. Weber, Coleman and others. Meetings every afternoon and evening. Approved by Bundesrath. Berlin. June J3. The bundesrath today approved the navy bill and the measures providing means to carry out the pro jected plans as already passed by the reichstag. - Reports show that over fifteen hundred lives have been saved through the use of One -Minute Coush Cure. Most of these were cases of grippe, croup, asthma, whooping cough, bronchitis and pneu monia. Its early use prevents consump tion. All drug stores. A Sprained Ankle Quickly Cured. "At one time I suffered from a severe sprain of the ankle." says Geo. E. Cary, editor of the Guide. Washington. Va. "After usinc several well recommended medicines without success, I tried Cham berlain's Pain Balm, and am pleased to say that relief came as soon as I began its use and a complete cure speedily fal lowed." Sold by all druggists. T have, beist trottMe rreatt tf et Willi at torpid lier. w'me'n produces constipa tion. I found CASC AKET3 to be a!l you claim lor them, and secured sues relief tbe first trial, that I purchased another supply and wai com pletely cured. I shall only b too (lad to reo ommend Casearets whenever the opportunity is presented.'1 J. A Smith, 2020 Susquehsfia Ati., Philadelphia, Pa. CANDY CATHARTIC Pleasant.. Palatab,. potent. rt QooS. ! Good, Kerer biclten. Weaken, er Gripe. 10c 25c, 60a. ... CURS CONSTIPATION. ... St.rUar BtBr (Mfn;, CkleK. Kwtnil. Saw Yr. VnTf1 F? P. P Sola and ronranfe.d by lldni- A Large and Varied Stock to select from. MODERATE PRICES. THE BEST WORK. H. L. LARSfi & CO. 116 W. Eighth St. Refrigerators, Gasoline Stoves and Screen Doors VERY CHEAP THIS WEEK. We commence today to rebuild our store building', and must reduce our stock at once. T.J.CoughlinHdw.CS 702 Kansas Avenue. TEL. 60 a - - - -ft -K - V. -ft -X - Everybody Likes a Good Bargain The best bargain in railroad travel at present is a person ally conducted excursion to California by the Santa Fe Route. Excellent accommodations and reliable personal escort without extra charge. Three times a week from Chicago and Kansas City. Ask for full details. T. I KINO, Azent, The A. T. ft 8. T. Railway. TOPEKA, EA3. Special If this meets your eye and you are interested, it will pay you to investigate. Low Prices Will astonish you on all our vehicles. As handsome a phaeton as was ever put on the streets of Topeka. Other work equally as good and guaranteed. Made in Topeka by E.Q.IJ!LEY Successor to Kinley & Laooaa, 424 and 423 Jackson St. TELEPHONE 154. Special Attention Given to Repairing. -T--.T 1 If- r V"VVV mil, Mi i At least it does not . seem so when there is on hand. It kTe yonr blood cool and your temper even. A Si cer:t patksM mke 5 gallons. Write for list of prwuiuiu. CHARLES E. HIRES CO., Matem, Pa. t 1 Ha. AS tt '""s tmaos max maoimmt9r WALL PAPER I 0 it