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TOPEKA STATE JOUBXAT SATURDAY EVENING. JULY 14, 1900.
12 TOPEKA STATE JOURXAL. BY FRANK P. MAC LENNAK. VOLUME XXVII ..No. 168 Official Paper of the City of TopeJta. , TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Daily edition, delivered by carrier, 13 Cents a week to any part of Topeka, or suburbs, or at the same price in any Kn uas town where the paper has a earner system. liy mail, one year Ty mail, three months ?V Weekly edition, one year - PERMANENT HOME. Topeka Slate Journal Building". S and J02 Kansas avenue, corner of Eigntn. NEW TORK OFFICE. Temple Court Bldg A. Frank Richardson, Mgr. CHICAGO OFFICE. Stock Exchange Bldp. 'A. Frank Richardson, Mgr. LONDON OFFICE. 12 Red Lion Court. Fleet Street. TELEPHONES. Business Office Be 1 'Phone 107 Reporters' Room Beir Phone 577 Just as we are getting a foreign policy Into shape we are called upon to formu late another one. Now that the British have possession of Pretoria, it doesn't appear .to be of much use to them. Both Mr. McKlnley and Mr. Bryan doubtless think that these things are done better in Mexico. Perhaps Mr. Bryan didn't want 16 ta 1 In the platform for campaign purposes, but merely as a vindication. sprung the old yard stick argument in The Philadelphia Call has already fliscusslng the currency question. A slice of China, the annexation of Switzerland and the Transvaal and we become the United States of the World. Governor Poynter is liable to get in two elections predictions to Gen. Gros venor". one, unless the Ohio man begins business soon. . Having failed to win his way into English society William Waldorf Astor has gone to try his blandishments upon the Germans. Lord Roberts appears to have as much difficulty as did Gen. Otis in closing his war in such a manner that it will stay closed. Chicago Record: "It is rather early in the campaign to have a plot to kill McKinley. Besides, it is rather coarse nvork at any time. The omission of the income tax plank " from the Democratic platform has been explained but not so the failure of the civil service plank to put in an ap pearance. When Aster's trouble with English society -was referred to the Prince of Wales for settlement the American mil lionaire left the country without wait ing to hear the verdict. Perhaps it would have been better to have allowed Japan to wallop China good and plenty while she was at it some years ago. It was an easier job then than it will be now. . . , Enemies of the administration will be almost certain to suggest that Perry Heath's retirement from the postomce department was in some way connected With that Neely business in Cuba. Some Republican papers in Pennsyl vania are trying to arouse interest in the campaign by endeavoring to make their readers believe that there Is dan ger of the state going Democratic Notwithstanding the great exporta tion of mules from this country, there will be no diminution in the volume of kicks owing to the fact that we are entering upon a presidential campaign. John W. Gates is reported as saying that his prosecution of Jester is based upon a sense of duty. If Gates were as regardful of duty in other directions he would not be at the head of an oppres sive steel trust. Washington Post: The Republican orators and newspapers will not be con tent to permit the "rasho" to occupy that back seat. It will be invited to come down to the front a great many times before the close of the campaign. The Caucasian race Is now looking to the hitherto despised yellow Wan for protection from the Chinese boxers. An appeal to the sultan of Turkey the sick man of Europe is also under considera tion. The Philadelphia Record reasons in this way: "There is one argument for expansion that should have its weiprht with Mr. Bryan. He had made it known to the Democratic leaders at Kansas City that he would not accept a nomination un less '16 to 1' should be approved in the platform: and -16 to 1' only got into the platform by the casting vote of the dele . sate from Hawaii. Without that dele gate the necessary Bryan plank would have been rejected by the committee on resolutions. Without expansion there would have been no Hawaiian delegate ergo, without Hawaii no Bryan candi dacy." . A MUNICIPAL BAND. Why can't Topeka have a municipal band? The question Is particularly pertinent at this time from the fact that Mar shall's Military band the pride of the date and the standing advertisement of Topeka may disband because of in sufficient support. Other cities have municipal bands. Topeka people are heartily in favor of .it.' John Marshall, the 'founder and director of the" famous organization, is in favor of it. There is nothing in the matter of sentiment to stand in the way. Within a comparatively short time, as the result of the efforts of enterpris ing park commissioners, Topeka can boast several beautiful parks. With municipal band, supported b. the city, arrangements could be made for concerts in the various parks each week, the concerts to be free to all. In this way the city would extend a. boon to those of the poorer class who now but rarely allow themselves the luxury of a band concert at even 10 cents per head. . Marshall's men have been playing practically for nothing for years and are growing tired of it. If the city does not decide to take the band under its wing and provide reasonable support by means of an annual appropriation. Marshall'saggregation of musical talent will, it is said, drop out of existence. This is a matter for the attention of the Topeka Commercial club. Marshall's band is of commercial value to Topeka. From every standpoint considered To peka can not afford to lose it. PLATFORMS TO GO IN ON. It will not be long until the political campaign, one of the greatest in the history of the country, will be under way. The purpose of a campaign is to con vince the people who vote that some one is wrong and some one else 13 right. The speakers on one side will prove conclusively that the issues they rep resent are the panacea for every evil from which the nation may be suffering while those who represent another po litical party will be ready to satisfy every one that the other fellow is wrong and that he is right. The purpose of both these individuals Is to win. After the election the issues about which so much has been said will be practically forgotten and the people who "have helped to win the fight" will begin a campaign for their reward. No one ever uttered a greater truism than the man who said: "The platform is to go in on." The overpowering pur pose of the agitators in every political party is to win. The voters are sup posed to be wrought up to the proper pitch before election but after they have voted they aro allowed to forget all about it and take no part in the scramble for office that follows the elec tion. People take less interest in political campaigns than they did thirty years ago. They do not all flock to hear the speakers sent out to "expound the faith." They all have an opportunity to read and study for themselves and they do it. They have little faith in the utterances of the ordinary cam paign orator for they know why he Is so active and why he talks so loud. The plain Ordinary voter is learning to draw his own conclusions and it is becoming more and more doubtful how he is going to vote. He knows that all the good is not to found in any party and though he may find he is mistaken he will vote for the people whom he believes best represent the issues he believes to be right. PROFESSIONAL SHOPPING. The life of the average clerk is not an enviable one, particularly if the clerk be a woman. She has many disagreeable features to contend against, one of the worst being the "professional shopper." The "professional shopper" is scarcely known outside of the large dry goods stores, but there she is known and dreaded by many or the long suffering clerks. The "professional shopper" is a wily Individual; she examines and prices ex pensive articles and in many cases takes them out on approval, cuts the pattern and then returns them, as un suitable. She is often to be found wait ing for the stores to open in the morn ing, and when the closing hour comes, the weary clerk longing- to be free, she is still there and insists upon attention. She is apt to demand the exclusive ser vices of the clerk and if she does not receive it, becomes angry and leaves the store but she is sure to return. She prices everything, buys little. The bargain counter Is the Mecca of the "professional shopper" and it is there that most of her purchases are made. She revels in "Bales," and there is scarcely a day that she is not to be found flitting from counter to counter. The natural supposition is that the "professional shopper" Is confined to the people with limited Incomes, "but this is a mistake, for in most cases she belongs to the rich society class and with all of her finery would doubtless feel greatly chagrined if she knew with what dis dain she is regarded by the clerks who wait upon her. A STRANGE IMMUNITY. Very few people appreciate the im portance of testing beef cattle for tu berculosis. The average man regards it either as a fad or a pretext for giving somebody' a job, and as far as safe guarding of the public health Is con cerned remarks that there is ho per ceptible difference in the- number of consumptives. The skeptical man should have his attention called to a curious fact as shown by the sta tistics of New Tork city, which prove that there is less consumption among strictly orthodox Jews than any peo ple in the world. It was found last year, according to a noted physician, that the death rate among Polish Jews was 76 to 100,000, while among all other classes it was 427. These figures are startling and warrant a careful Inquiry In the cause of such strange immunity. The Polish Jews of New York arae crea tures of the sweat shop, and their mode of living is not calculated to protect them from consumption, and the logical conclusion is that they observe the old Mosaic law and do not eat meat that might be tainted with tubercu losis, The condition of the Orthodox Hebrew is the same everywhere he is strangely Immune from consumption, which is the most dreaded disease of the American people. The public gen erally is beginning to take a great in terest in the matter of doing something to protect itself against the ravages of consumption, and the scientific inspec tion of beef Is a step in the right direc tion; The case of the 'Hebrews bears this statement out. In many states leg islation of a precautionary nature is be ing talked of to check the increase of consumption and as soon as a feasible method is suggested it will be adopted, particularly in states like Colorado. In the meantime the food we get cannot be watched too closely, particularly the beef and milk. THE BATTLE GROUND. According to a recent associated dis patch the Democratic campaign man agers have decided to make their fight for the election of Mr. Bryan in five states of the middle west, viz.: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Min nesota, comprising in all, 74 electoral votes. In 1896 President McKlnley carried every one of these states by handsome majorities. So to a casual observer this move of the Democrats would seem not only ill advised but suicidal. How ever, well posted politicians assert that it is the brightest action the party has taken in years. The campaign managers advance the following reasons for storming the mid dle west: They declare that the voters of this section are particularly weary of "imperialism," Porto Rican tariff laws and mismanaged Cuban affairs. They claim further that the gold Dem ocrats of this section have become more reconciled to the platform than those of New Tork and will stand by the ticket almost to a man. This is partic ularly ao in Illinois and Indiana, they assert. Some figures in this connection show ing how these states have voted in the past will be interesting: Indiana is always a close and doubt ful state and hasn't for years cast its vote twice in succession for the same presidential party candidate. In 1880 Garfield's vote was 232.164 and Han cock's 225,582; in '84 Cleveland was given 244,299 and Blaine 238,480; in '88 Harrison carried the state, having 263,361 votes to Cleveland's 261,013; in '92 Cleveland received 262,740 and Harrison 255,615; in '96 McKinley carried the state, having 323,754 votes to Bryan's 305,573. Demo crats claim that the Hoosier state will give Mr. Bryan the fifteen electoral votes this time. Illinois gave its 24 electoral votes to President McKinley in '96. In 1892 Cleveland carried the state over Har rison by 27,000 votes. Bryan had 142,000 votes less than McKinley in Illinois in 1896. The Republican majority in '98 was 43,450. According to the past vote of Michi gan there would seem to be little hope for Bryan in that state. In 1890 De mocracy was successful in Michigan. Since then the Republicans have Invar iably carried the state with stiff ma jorities. McKinley's majority was 56, 000 in 1896. The Democrats would seem to have a much better chance in Minnesota than Michigan. The former state has not been giving such large majorities against them and in 1898 the Demo cratic candidate for governor was suc cessful by 20,000. Republicans carried the state in '-86 by 2.267; in '8S by 38.000; in '90 by 2,267; in '92 by 12,367; in '94 by 60,000; in '96 by 53,000. The Demo crats insist that Peter Lind, who has made a splendid governor, will carry the Swedish vote to Bryan and pull both tickets through. So much for the prospects of the Democrats in Minne sota. Wisconsin with twelve electoral votes has 15,000 Holland Dutch within her borders. Every man of them Is a violent Boer sympathizer. Webster Davis will be kept much in this country. In 1884 Wisconsin went Republican by 14,000; in '86 by 18,718; in '88 by 21,321; in '90 Democratic by 28.320; in '92 Demo cratic by 6,544; in '94 Republican by 53, 000; in '95 Democratic by 9,089; in '96 Republican by 102,612. and in '98 Re publican by 37,784. This spring the larger Democratic towns including Mil waukee elected Democratic mayors. As stated above Mr. Bryan's man agers will not make a vigorous fight for the eastern, nor the extreme west ern states of California and Oregon. Where then will he get his electoral votes? It is conceded that the solid south, save perhaps Maryland, will give the Democrats 142 votes to start with. They can reasonably', at this dis tance, claim Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Washington and Ne braska with a total of 28 votes. This makes 170 votes which subtracted from 224, necessary to elect, leaves the Demo cratic party short 54 votes. South Dakota, Wyoming, Kaiisas, In diana, Maryland, West Virginia and Wisconsin are doubtful states that would more than make the required number. But that's another Btory. BRYAN PROSPEROUS TOO. In 1896 William J. Bryan's return to the assessor of Lincoln, Neb., showed him to be the possessor of personal pro perty valued at $270. This year his re turn is $4,500. A 20 fold increase in four years is reasonably good evidence of prosperity, and on the face of it would seem to indicate that Mr. Bryan had reaped a fair share of the fruits of good times. And it is mostly "unearned incre ment" at that.-j-West Chester News. It would seem from the above state ment that "the general" has been met by Col. Bryan and that he has capitula ted to the silver tongued orator from Nebraska to the extent of $4,230 worth more of taxable personal property than the colonel had when he warned the vo ters that McKinley victory meant hard times. People wondered when Mr. Bry an announced four years ago that ne would keep right on with his campaign and merge his campaign of '96 into a four years' battle to be ended in 1900. But during that four years McKinley has received his salary of $50,000 and Col. Bryan is not to be outdone com pletely. Col. Bryan is not the only man who has more wealth today than he had four years ago. The stories are going the rounds of the eastern papers that Kansas farmers are riding to. church in automobiles, Bryan is a Nebraska farmer. THE BOXER STAMPEDE. There is a strange lack of patriotism among Chinamen, Very few people have met a Chinaman who speaks & good word for his country. They all want to be buried in their native land, but that is on account of custom, not love of country. It is based on the rev erence with which the tombs of one's ancestors are regarded, and as far as the empire itself is concerned its fate la a matter of profound indifference. The average Chinaman knows nothing of his government and cares less. He sems to regard nothing but his indi vidual welfare. That such people could co-operate in any great national move ment is incredible. The boxer uprising can be compared to the stampede of a great herd of cattle. They make a rush, run over all attempts at control, but are finally rounded up and are easily handled by a few expert men. The boxer uprising will subside aaid several thousand of them will be be headed andi things will go on much as before. China will always have Internal trouble because there is no patriotism In the country, and for the same rea son the powers, or any one of them. could easily conquer that country. It would simply be a change of rulers to the average Chinaman and, as he does not know who rules him now, it could make no possibft difference to him, and he would not raise a hand in protest providing he .was not .interfered! with personally. SOME KEY NOTES. - In his speech before the notification committee Thursday, President-McKinley said many things which must be lis tened to with pride by every American of whatever politics. . - His recital that the Monroe doctrine will be adhered to, that this country will keep out of European complications and that ten more millions of the human family have been liberated from the yoke of imperialism are all gratifying in the extreme.. Much of his speech will bear a rereading. The following; are some of the paragraphs: . "We have lower interest and higher wages; more money and fewer mort gages. The world's markets have been opened to American products, which go now where they have never gone before. We have passed from a bond-issuing to a bond-paying nation; from a nation of borrowers to a. nation of lenders; from a deficiency in revenue to a surplus; from fear to confidence ; from enforced idleness to profitable employment. The public faith has been upheld; public order has been maintained: We have prosperity at home and prestige abroad. "The credit of the country has been advanced to the highest place among all nations. We are refunding our bonded debt bearing 3 and 4 and 5 per cent in terest at 2 per cent, a lower rate than that of any other country. "In the great conference of nations at The Hague we reaffirm before the world the Monroe doctrine and our adherence to it and our determination not to par ticipate in the complications of Europe. "A just war has been waged for hu manity and with it have come new problems and responsibilities. Spain has been ejected Trom the western hemi sphere and our flag floats over her for mer territorv.Cubahas been liberated and our guarantees to her people will be sacredly executed. A beneficent govern ment has been provided for Porto Rico. The Philippines are ours and American authority must be supreme throughout the archipelago. "There will be amnesty broad and lib eral, but no abatement of our rights, no abandonment of our duty. There must be-no scuttle policy. We will fulfill in the Philippines the obligations imposed by the triumphs of our arms and by the treaty of peace; by International law; by the nation's sense of honor; and, more than all, by the rights. Interests and conditions of the Philippine peoples themselves. "No outside interference blocks the way to peace and a state government. The obstructionists are here, and else where. They may postpone, but they .cannot defeat the realization of the high purpose of this nation to restore order to the island and to establish a Just and generous government, in which the in habitants shall have the largest partic ipation for which they are capable. "I cannot conclude without congratu lating my countrymen upon the strong national sentiment which finds expres sion in every part of our common coun try and the increased respect with which the American name is greeted throughout the world. We have been moving in untried paths, but our steps have been guided by honor and duty. "There will be no turning aside, no wavering, no retreat. No blow has been struck except for liberty and humanity and none will be. We will perform with-' out fear every national and internation al obligation. The Republican party was dedicated to freedom 44 years ago. It has been the party of liberty and em ancipation from that hour, not of pro fession, but of performance. It broke the shackles of four million slaves and made them free, and to the party of Lincoln has come another supreme op portunity which it has bravely met in the liberation of ten million of the hu man family from the yoke of imperial ism. In its solution of great problems, in its performance of high duties, it has had the support of members of all par ties in the past and confidently Invokes their cooperation In the future." GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. In a quarrel, the one that gets the worst of it is the first to become mean. Fools are made out of all kinds of cloth, enit the lining is always the same: cheap. When a man agrees with you In everything, he will bear watching when your back is turned. j If a man is industrious and frugal, he can acquire a good deal of money without knowing muoh else. People who can see a woman in the moon ought to put their imaginations to some practical use. They own un developed gold mines. Whenever we see a doctor talking earnestly to a man, we conclude that he is trying to persuade him that his wife needs an operaiion. An Atchison man Is to be presented with a gold watch by a number of friends, but the man refuses to accept it if compelled to make a speech. An Atchison woman recently said to her husband, who wanted to send her off on a trip, "No, we can't afford it." Did such a thing ever happen before?- Women Indulge in foolishness the same as the men, the only difference being that art,- poetry, cards, and cul ture, come under the line of iiigner foolishness. ' t When a man sees the different articles on the wash-line belonging to a woman, he Wonders that she ever dares to leave home, for fear of something dropping off. A girl of sixteen -wanders off from her plain-looking, old friends, but when she- is 28, "and has had trouble, she comes back to them, andt is more de Voted than ever. When a man gets the domestic feel ing that he would like' to work around the house, it means that all his women folks have to drop their work, and "get things" for him. Instead of praving that the Lord will remove from her husband the sin ful habit of profanity, a woman can Men who think money will do every thing may be suspected of doing any thing for money. help things along by seeing that the carving knife is sharp. f A woman who will name her children for her favorite characters in novels, will go to the theater in order to get ideas for making her clothes from the garments worn by a duchess on the stage. A woman in town boasts that her daughter reads at least four books through in a week. The woman should send in her resignation as a mother: a girl who reads more than one book in a week hasn't a proper guardian. QUAKER REFLECTIONS. From the Philadelphia Record. Home ties are usually apron strings. It's never so hot that it can't be hot ter. Heated arguments over the best way to keep cool are in order. Love is too often measured by a tape line bearing dollar marks. From down the "Neck" comes the information that collars are wilting. When you can drop a nickel into a phonograph talk must be cheap -indeed. Kensington' has a glri named Sal. A. Mander. She says she rather likes this sort of weather. Just think of it! An army veteran who lives downtown draws a pension because of frosted feet. It's an ill wind that blows nobody good. The laundryman chortles with glee over the hot .weather. Chollie "How much " do you love her?" Fweddie "How do I know? I don't know yet how much she's worth." Nell (at the charity entertainment by amateurs) "This is atrocious." Belle "Yes, but you should remember that charity covereth a multitude of sins." De Tanque "I spent last Sunday at Asbury Park." O'Soaque "Why, that's the strictest prohibition place on the coast, isn't it?" De Tanque "It is, bar none." Customer "How much are these thermometers?" Salesman "Ninety cents." Customer "Why, I could have gotten the same kind for half a dollar six months ago." Salesman "Yes; but tiiey're much higher now." There Is one fiend, we all agree, Who should be thrown in Satan's stew; The chap who asks so cheerfully: "Well, is it hot enough for you?" POINTED PARAGRAPHS From the Chicago News. Marrying an heiress is one kind of a safety match. A golden hook in the sea of matri mony needs no bait. A true man would as soon be knocked down as pitied. Foolish people allow pride to rob them of many comforts. A man is compelled to keep his word when no one will take it. A man's actual measurement is never marked off on his tombstcue. No professional man lives so much from hand to mouth as the dentist. When marriage is but a matter of money it is suggestive of cupld-ity. The police department employs many detectives also many defectives. The trouble with imaginary dangers is that they often lead us into real ones. The humble author has one advan tage over a king he can choose his own subjects. BOOK NOTES. "Familiar Fish: Their Habits and Cap ture." A practical book on fresh-water game nsn. jy Eugene Aicuartny. witn an introduction by Dr. David Starr Jor dan, president of Leland-Stanford Junior university, and numerous illustrations. Published by D. Appleton, New York. This informing and practical book de scribes in a most interesting fashion the habits and environment of our familiar fresh-water game fish. As one of the most experienced of American fishermen, Mr. McCarty is able to speak with author ity regarding salmon, trout, ouananiche, bass, pike, and pickerel, and other fish which are the object of the angler's pur suit. His clear and practical counsel as to fly-casting, and rods and tackle and their use, and his advice as to outfits and the various details of camp life, render his book a most useful companion for all sportsmen and campers. Messrs. Harper & Brothers have in press an historical romance, "A Lady of the Recency." by Mrs. Stepney Rawson, a young English woman who has already made herseir leit in ionaon literary cir cles. The scene of the story is laid in Eneland of James II. day. and several historical characters are introduced. It Is not usual that an American writer on European politics has a large audience in England. Professor Paul Reinsch, how ever, seems to be marking a turn in the tide with his "World politics, wnicn Contains Tprha.ns the onlv full and reliable account yet published of the International questions which nave culminated in me massacre at Pekin, and which have made China the chess board on wnicn tne world powers are now playing their game. Two editions have been issued in Eng land bv The Macmillans within a fort night of its publication in New York. Mr-CIura. Phillies A Co. have In prepara tion for publication in the early fall, a work on "What We Know of Genesis in the Light of Modern mougnt, uy ur. Fiiwood Worcester. . Rector of Bt. Ste phen's church, Philadelphia. While the book will be written in a broad spirit, with the intention of giving the layman the advantages of all the latest discov eries of scholarship, the treatment will be thoroughly reverent, and Dr. Worcester's stvle, moreover, is one of sincerity and charm. The work will be illustrated. An Important feature of the illustrations will be photographs of Babylonian monu ments, showing the results of recent dis coveries. "Smith Brunt. United States Navy." by Waldron K. Post, author of "Harvard Stories," etc. Price $1.50. Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York. An historical novel; dealing with our navy In its early days. Lawrence is a prominent character; most of his contem poraries figure in the volume, and the tnvstery of Burners and his crew at Tripoli forms part of the story. While endeavor ing to preserve the spirit and traditions of the old navy, the author has also tried to bring out strongly the abominable side of war, particularly war between kindred people. The tory follows the adventures tt a young lieutenant and of a little mid shipman. The Opening and closing scenes are laid in and about the Great South Bfv and some of the principal characters hall' from- amphibious, sporting Long Is- ,aad-. .. . . Remington Brothers, 1900 Newspaper Manuel, Just out. is the finest this house has ever published and one of the best ever- produced In America. It contains nearly 700 pages handsomely bound in brown and gold. It is a complete cata logue of all newspapers and other publi cations in the United States. Cana-cra, Cuba and Porto Rico. 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Mr. Colquhoun's earlier book, "China in Transformation." published by the same house, is already widely and favorably known, and in view of the present interest in the Chinese situation, the new book should find a successful market. More than half the volume is taken up with the author's travels in China, and the book is supplied with excellent maps of the country. This, together with "China in Transformation." and Lord Charles Beresford's "The Breaklng-up of China." makes the Harper list of books on the Celestial empire a strong one. BURLINGTON ROUTE. New Through Train to Portland and Pug-et Sound. "The Burlington-Northern Pacific Ex press," a new daily through train from Grand Island for Northwest Ne braska, Black Hills, Wyoming, Mon tana, Washington, Tacoma, Seattle, Puget Sound and Portland, Oregon, via Billings, Montana the short line and time saver to the Upper Northwest. To Central Montana in 84 hours; to the Puget Sound in 61 hours from the Mis souri river. Through coaches and chair cars, through tourist sleepers, through dining car service and standard sleep ers. This Is the main traveled road Mis souri river to the Northwest. Number 15, Kansas City and St. Joseph to Nebraska, Denver, Colorado, Utah, Pacific Coast and the Northwest, Montana, Washington, Oregon, via Lin coln and Billings. Weekly California excursions. Number 23, "Nebraska-Colorado Ex press," from Hastings for Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, and Pacific Coast. To the East: Chicago and St. Louis, greatly improved trains in time and equipment. To the North: Best trains dally to Omaha, St. Paul, Minneapolis and the Lake region. J. C. BRAMHALL, T. P. A., 823 Main St., Kansas City, Mo. L. W. WAKELEY, Gen'l Passenger Agen. St. Louis. Mo. HOWARD ELLIOTT, Gen'l Manager. St. Joseph, Mo. Was It a Miracle t "The marvelous cure of Mrr. Rena J. Stout of consumption has created intense excitement In Cammack, Ind., writes Mar Ion Stuart, a leading druggist of Muncie, Ind. She only weighed 90 pounds when her doctor in Yorktown said she must soon die. Then she began to use Dr. King's New Discovery and gained 3T pounds in weight and was completely cured." It has cured thousands of hope less cases, and is positively guaranteed to cure all Throat, Chest and Lung diseases. 60c and $1.00. Trial bottles free at Wag goner's drug store. MSGltS We intend to close out our stock of HAMMOCKS next week. ' - Come and see if our prices will not dp it. Kellam Book & Sta. Co., 711 Kansas' Ave. t 1 F- Just received Full new stock Granite ware not the light stuff but warranted 3 coats of enamel. Stew Pan 100 and up Preserve Kettlea lOo and np Wash Basins-, 1 So and np Tea and Coffee Pot. ...... 25c and np Baking Pans 10c and up Dish Pans . .... ...".396 and up Seamless Water Pails 39c and up All other items cheap in same pro portion. CUSTOMERS TELL ITS Our Hammocks are much cheaper than they can buy them elsewhere ASK TO SEE The 20c Writing Tablets we are selling at 10 Gold Fish Globes..... 49o and np REMEMBER, IT PAYS TO TRADE AT The Fair, Tel. 886 618 Kansas Ave. HAVE YOU READ THE XEW BOOK.. . BY James Lane Alien,' The Reign of Law (A Story of the Kentucky Bemp Fieldg) Price, $1.20 Net. ' I MOORE BOOK & STAT. CO 603 Eansaa Ave. For Sale. Refrigerators, cost $16.00, good as new $8.00 320 Kansas Ave. Gasoline Stoves, 2-burners, juniors,-new. . .... $3.00 Guaranteed. 320 Kansas Ave. ' Iron Bed. ..... ....$2.00 330 Kansas Ave. Side Board, Oak.. $8.00 330 Kansas Ave. " Go-Carts. ... ... $4750 -; ' while they last, j Hammocks .... 75c up. Ice Cream Freezers, $1 up. Wa keep everything that goes Into a house. jones & son 320 Kansat Avenue. WE'LL DO YOUR HAULING RIGHT. Topeka Transfer Go. - 509 Kum A -ren tin. Cfflc. Tel. aao. Uouas TeL 395. F. P, BACON, Proprietor. tSTSEE K2 ABOUT STORAOB.