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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 3, 1900.
.BXSi'EPSIA. Geo. 8. Scally' of 75 Nassau St., Now Turk, soys: "For years I have been trou bled with rheumatism and dyspepsia and I came to the conclusion to try your pills. I immediately found great relief from their user I feel like a new man since I commenced taking them, and wnuld not now be without them. The drowsy, s'eepy feeling I used to have has en-ireiy dis appeared. The dyspepsia has left me and my rheumatism is gone entirety. I a.m satisfied -if any one so afflicted will give Radwav's Pil'ts a trial thev will surely cure them, for I believe it all comes from the system being out of order the liver not doing Its work." cure nil disorders of the Stomach. Bow U. K'dnevs, KLoIder. Dizziness, Cosiive riess. Piles' Sick Headache, Female Com plaints, Biliousness, Indigestion, Constpa tion and all disorders of the Liver. 25c per box. At druergists or by mail. Rad-T-ay & Co., 65 Kim St., N. Y. Be sure to fret "Radway's" and see that the name i3 cn what you buy. ngsr Of contracting Sickness, If you use crater That's the kind fur nished by the Telephone 123. 625 Quincy Street. m r- f7) LfJ U bil LZ3 .iStjii;MliiTfj In M 1? SHORTEST Liri!I. COLORADO FLVCOi Two Fast Trains Daily FROM KANSAS POINTS TO Denver, Salt Lake, San Fran cisco, Portland, AND ALL POINTS WEST. (Through Palace Sleepers, Chair Cars, Pullman Ordinary Sleepers, Dining Cars, Meals a la Carte. Caly 71 Sours ta Portland Fkom Kansas City. 179 Other Lias Does It. Far tickets and full information call ea K A. LEWIS, City Ticket Agent Or J. a PULION, Depot Agent. WELL' DO VQUR HAL'LINQ RIGHT Topeka Trifisfer Go. Cfflce Tel. alt). House Tel. 395. F. P. BACON, Proprietor. ty"BE3 KB ABOUT ETOKAGE. Kest and Health to Mother and Child MRS. WINSLOWS SOOTHING STRUP baa been used for over FIFTY ykirs BY MILLIONS OF MOTHERS tor t"5 an r-.viiN, i- . i if tuuc and la the best remedy tor DIARRHOEA. Sol by Druggists in every part of the world. Be jure to ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Sooth ing Syrup" and take no other kind. Two ty-flve cents a. bottle. "Oh, Jacob, did you read how this poor bey at Tale is going insane because of over-studying?" "Well, don't you worry about that, Martha. Our boy will never go Insane unless some other football ruffian kicks tiiao ta yi h$a."GiYeliuA Plain Dea- F""i u - T irure 1 ! I M .3 RAILROAD NEWS. Improvement Work on the Santa Fe in 1901. Half a Million to Be Spent on California Lines. SEW GRADE REDUCTION Several Millions Involved in All the Enterprises. Railway Orders Are Making Progressive Moves. Railroad construction and Improve ment will go with a rush next year with the -western lines. Beside3 pushing the gigantic work of grade reductions, upon which it has al ready begun, the Santa Fe system will have many more improvements carried on In 1901-. In Texas 100 miles of 85 pound steel rails will soon be laid; from Pueblo to Denver the same track improvement will be made and this stretch is like wise to be equipped with block signals. Pueblo is also to have $150,000 of Santa Ke money spent in enlarging its yard and improving the trackage. Then, in addition, the lines of the Santa Fe sys tem west of Albuquerque, N. M., will be greatly improved during the yeax 1901, the following estimates having been presented and approved: The Santa Fe Pacinc will ballast fifty miles with volcanic cinders at an esti mated cost of $50,000. There will be built forty-two stone arches at an esti mated coat of $75,000 and six short girder span bridges at an estimated cost of $35,000. About $50,000 will be expend ed in the development of water supply. The Southern California will build a large yard at Barstow, Cal., at an esti mated cost of $,72,000 and will erect a steel bridge over the Los Angeles river at Los Angeles, Cal., at an estimated cost of $105,000. Concrete arches will be built at various points, the sum of $20, 000 having been appropriated for this purpose. The San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley railway will expend about $75,000 in improvement of its terminal facili ties near San Francisco in the erection of a, wharf at Point Richmond. LOWLINESS SAVED HIM. The Branch, Roadmaster la Immune Prom Hay Fever. It was a hot, dusty summer day. The general manager and division superin tendent were touring "the branch" in western Kansas the one that is run by Divine help and no signal lights. There is something over a. hundred miles of it all told. Standing on the observation platform of the special, the general manager perspired copiously. He mopped his forehead freely and coughed now and then. Choking alkali dust swirled up from the wheels in puffy white clouds. Calmly smoking his cob pipe, the road master, as astute a son of Erin as ever bossed a section, sat on the hand-rail. A live lobster on a cake of ice could not have been cooler or more unconcerned. "Ah-h-chew," sneezed the superin tendent. He swore softly and turned upon the statue-like Hibernian. "Jerry!" "Yessor." "This dust 13 Ah-ah-ber-chew!" "Tessor." Jerry was as guileless as a lamb. He removed his pipe, spat squarely over his shoulder into the pursuing mist and waited in a careless but respectful atti tude for his superior to continue. "Jerry, this dust is " Another fit of sneezing ensued. Jerry smoked his pipe again, and waited in silence. "It is I say this dust ia abomin- ablekerchew!" "Tessor." ' "Don't you ever" another pause for a sneezing spell "get hay fever?" gasp ed the superintendent. "Oi never do," Jerry replied, ramming down the half consumed tobacco in his pipe. Glancing up to catch a look that asked for fuller explanation, he added: "Me rank ain't hoigh enuff." A cough from the general manager and the superintendent's sneeze were lost in the swirling alkali. Jerry knock ed out the ashes from his black pipe. The spinning car wheelsclicked musical ly. Captured by the rythm Jerry settled himself complacently and hummed his favorite tune: "Jerry go ile the ca-ar, me bye; 'Oh, Jerry go ile the car-ar." BOUGHT BY THE GOULDS. Missouri Pacinc Issues Stock to Pay For Kansas City Northwestern. It is announced that the Missouri Pa cific railway has issued $2,&83,560 addi tional capital stock to purchase the Kansas City Northwestern railway, control of which has been owned for some yoars by friendly Interests. The total outstanding stock of the Missouri Pacific is now $50,4o2,150. The stock of the Kansas City Northwestern will be kept alive and will be wholly owned by the Missouri Pacific. The Kansas City Northwestern has $900,000 series A bonds, redeemable at 1.05, but it is not proposed to disturb them- The Missouri Pacific has for some time been operat ing this line, which runs from Kansas City to Leavenworth and Virginia, Neb. SUPT. ABBOTT TO MAERT. Rock Island Official Wins a Wichita Carnival Queen. Announcement is made of the ap proaching marriage of Division Super intendent A. T. Abbott, of Herington, to Miss Mayme Mehaney, of Wichita. The marriage will take place some time this month. Mr. Abbott is superintendent of the Southern Division of the Rock Island. Miss Mehaney was queen of the first harvest carnival held in Wichita. Grand Army Rate Question. Chicago, 111., Dec. 3. If an agreement concerning rates) to the G. A. R. en campment is not arranged between western roads before December 7 it is ilkely the encampment will not be held at Denver. The roads, or a controlling number of them, are willing to make the 1-cent rate demanded, provided the en campment officials will postpone the en campment. The veterans are unwilling to set a later date before the roads have formally granted the rate desired. Cleveland is making strenuous efforts to secure the encampment, and is said to have furnished satisfactory assur ances that the 1-cent rate to that city can be secured. i A Railroad Hermit C. M. Magee, for 15 years operator for the Union Pacinc at First View, a sid ing on the lone prairie west of Chey enne Wells, has been transferred to Watkins. It is reported that Magee, who ia now quite an old man, did sot want to leave First View as he had be come attached to the solitude of the place by reason of his long residence there. But the office at First View was abolished and Magee had to accept the inevitable. FROM LAS VEGAS. Engineer Tom Bowen came home from Chicago last week. The local railroaders who went turkey-hunting returned empty-handed but report a good time for their ex pense and pains. A. Stegravesi, a consumptive of Perry, Kansas, died on a. Santa Fe train at Trinidad, Colo., the other morning. He was en route for Las Cruees, N. M., in company with his brother. Will Curtis, son of Rev. S. W. Curtis, of this city, has quit Pueblo and gone to Alliance, Neb., where he has a posi tion in the C. B. & Q. machine shops at more satisfactory hours and, better pay. FOE HIGH SPEEDENGINES. Great Northern Road of England Seeks American Make. New Tork, Dec. 3. A dispatch to the Tribune from London says: The important question of competi tion between English and American manufacturers in the iron trade en gaged the attention of the institution of Junior engineers last evening. Sir Low thian Ball, in his presidential address, took a roseate view of things from a British point of view. He preferred not to believe in the possibility of America sweeping trade on this side of the At lantic out of existence. Meanwhile it is interesting to note, in view of the rail way race between London and Scotland which begins today, that the Great Northern company is understood to have gone to America, for the purpose of high speed locomotives. MA ROOM'S SYSTEM. Flash Messages May Prevent Laying of Ocean Cable. New Tork, Dec. 3. A special to the Herald from Washington, says: Signor Marconi's proposition to flash messages without wires between Europe and America may prevent the passage of the bill for a Pacific cable. Chairman Hepburn of the house com mittee on interstate and foreign com merce, who reported a Pacific cable bill in the last session of congress, said: "What is the use of putting $15,000,000 or $20,000,000 under the ocean in a cable plant if an invention has been perfected that will render all submarine cables useless?" The advocates of a cable bill will push it early in the session. Its chances will be further complicated, however, by the differences of opinion between those who favor a subsidized cable and those who favor construction by the government. M. W. ASSESSMENT TOO LOW Fraternities Will Take Stepa at Once to Raise It. All the members of the Modern Wood men are interested in the proposed in crease in the assessment. The question will come up in all the lodges in the United States the first meeting night in December. The present rate is too low, and some thing must be done to increase the re ceipts. At the meetings delegates will be instructed as toi the action thought best to be taken. The delegates will meet In St. Paul in the spring, when the question will be settled. j War Kills Trade in Pet Animals. From the London Express. Animal fanciers are bewailing the fact that pet beasts have not been sought by fashionable women since the war be gan. "Pet animals are not wanted in time of war," said Jamrach, the famous ani mal dealer of St. George's, East, to an Express representative. "People have far more serious things to think about and spend their money upon. But when, we have days of peace and plenty ani mal fanciers have all their time and energies engaged in finding ijre and unique pets for the moneyed classes. "I only deal in rare animals, but I never remember a time when I sold few er than I have during the last twelve months." A pretty little fawn-colored beast gazed pathetically from between the bars of a cage and then licked the fancier's fingers. "Shouldn't have had you so long but for the war, should I, old boy? He is a fennec from Sahara, the only one of his kind in England," explained the master. "He would make an excellent pet for a lady; he ia as faithful as a dog and most domesticated. Eighteen months ago I should not have kept him for a week. Now no buyer comes. "One of my customers who was most keen to buy any rare pet I might come across has not been near me for weeks. Her son was in the C. I. V. and taken prisoner. The news quite took the heart out of her, and she cared no more for pets. "And it ia exactly , the same with dozens of other ladies, with husbands and brothers in South Africa; they care no more for a rare animal than for a common tabby cat." ' - , . C. :l ...... . - - V.xi . . . , . --.-.. ' . v vnztnr" -Vi-trr A'ir? "'ZrZ '- -- - ---"" , - .... . , - ' ,v v - A - , . , r . f . - -k - , - -.v-H - - - - nirmtiiir' tTfciir ' - - - - - " .-..... - .. - ... .. . 1 LAID TOJEST, Body of Late H. C. S afford Sleeps the Last Sleep. Funeral One of the Largest Ever Seen in Topeka. LED BY MARSHALL'S. Band Leads the Cortege With Solemn Music. Floral Trihutes Are Numerous ' and Beautiful. The burial service of the Episcopal church was read over the body of the late Harry Safford, ex-county attorney and representative-elect, at the Grace .cathedral, Sunday, at 2 o'clock. The church was filled and many were unable to ; obtain admittance, the en trance and walks leading to the church being crowded with hosts of the late lamented's friends and fellow-citizens. The day broke bright and clear and warm, in strong contrast to that day, November 15, forty-four years ago, when the life which has just ended so peacefully was brought into the world. The funeral was one of the largest in the history of Topeka for years. The cortege starting from the residence, 408 West Railroad street, North Topeka, was met at Third and Kansas avenues by Marshall's band, which led the way 3r x THE LATE H. C. SAFFORD. to the cathedral on West Eighth avenue. The members of the bar association met at the county court house, and as the procession passed this point joinedN the line. A delegation of members from the A. O. U. W. lodge No. 331. of which Mr. Safford was a charter member, also joined the- procession and sat togetner in the cathedral. The coffin was met at the entrance by the bishop, who preceded by the choir slowly wended his way to the chancel, while the organist played an anthem. The body was followed by the members of the bar, who took seats in the front pews. : The lawyers were followed by the delegation from the A. O. U. W., and a few of the members of the Modoc club, of which organization Mr. Safford had also been a member. The friends of the deceased and others afterward filed in and filled the small rooms at either side of the chapel, the galleries, the rear of the chapel and the entrance. At the request of the family other singing than that made necessary by the service was omitted. The simple but beautiful and impressive Episcopal serv ice was read. The three sentences taken f -om St. John 11:25-26, Job 19:25-2 and First Timothy 6:7 and Job 1:21 were sung by Canon Bywater. Then followed the singing of selections taken from the thirty-ninth and ninetieth Psalms by Canon Bywater and the male choir. Dean Sykes read the lesson from the fifteenth chapter of the First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians. Bishop Mills paugh led in saying thee reed, and offered prayer. This closed the service, and as the organ pealed another anthem the choir and clergy descended from the chancel and lead the way from the church. The pall bearers followed immediately after and waited in the entry until the casket containing the body was brought back. The pall bearers were: Eugene Ha gan, David Overmyer, Z. T. Hazen, C. B. Smith, Howel Jones and A. F. Wil liams. Upon reaching the outside Marshall's band was found in line waiting. To the music of a funeral dirge the procession began the journey to the Topeka cem etery. About fifty carriages containing the members, relatives and friends of the j I ) "5! i -A. r I 1 fed l UNITED STATES SENATE. family made up the procession. Mar shall's band marched before the cortege to Tenth avenue and Quincy street, where they dropped out. The services at the grave were con ducted by the dean. The service was short but solemn. Many and beautiful floral gifts were received. Perhaps the most beautiful was the bunch of lilies and white chrysanthemums which occu pied a place at the top of the chancel steps. The lilies were perfect, as were also the chrysanthemums, and the effect was very beautiful. Another noticeable piece was the "gates ajar," composed of two gates underneath a great curved arch of white roses and white carna tions. Another piece bore the initials of the A. O. U. W., another the K. of P., and still another bore the word "city." The lawyers gave a very handsome wreath. Among the other pieces were harps and anchors, and a cross. The casket was hidden by flowers, and the altar was a bank of sweet smelling blossoms, testifying the esteem in which Mr. Saf ford was held by the people of Topeka. A Patrolman's Predicament Elliott Flower in the Century.1 There was a persistent pop, pop, pop in the allev back of the house, and Mrs. Fiynn put her head out of the kitchen door to see what was the matter. "What are we doin' out there, Barney? SlTracUcin wid me gun," answered Bar nev. "Oho!" exclaimed Mrs. Flynn. "Prac ticin' wid yer gun, is it? Ye're a new man on the foorce, an' ye think we've got to be blazin' away at ivery barn door in the wa-ard. Tell me. now, isn't there an ordi nance ferni st shootin' in the city limits? At this Patrolman Flyyn thoughtfully scratched his head. ... "Right ye are," he said at last; "but tm for the gazabo wid out the shtar that the ordinance was made." . "Does yer book tell ye that? demanded Mrs. Flynn. Patrolman Flvnn pulled a summary of the principal ordinances and the rules and regulations of the department from his pocket and looked through it slowly and carefully. "Does it tell ye," demanded Mrs. Flynn, again, "that an officer of the la-aw kin make a shootin' gallery of the alley be chune his house au' the one next behind it?" "It dees not," admitted the patrolman, regretfully. "Does it tell ye to pinch the man that shoots in the city limits?" "Mary, I'll not lie to ye," answered Pa trolman Flynn, after a moment of renec tion: "it says that same." "Then 'tis for ve, Barney Flynn," as serted his better half, decisively, "to take yerself to the station an' charge yerself wid disorderlv condiict." Patrolman Flynn winced. The reasoning was clear, but he objected to the conclu sion. "I rayfuse," he said, at length, to go wid mself." "Oho!" cried Mrs. Flynn. "Rayfuse to go, is it? Here ye are caught by yerself vi'latin' an oriinance, an' ye rayfuse to be arristed. Barney, ye'll be after havin' the. cha'arge of raysistin' an officer put ferninst yer name, too. 'Tis for ye to bat verself on the head wid a club an' jerk yerself off to the station whether ye will or no." " 'Twould be a sha-ame, Mary," protest ed Patrolman Flynn, "for me, bein' the fri'nd of meself that I am, to be that rough wid meself. Ye'd not have me be too ha'ard on a fri'nd, would ye?" "Oho!" exclaimed Mrs. Flynn, again by way of answer. "Derrylickshun av juty It is! I kin see ye, Barney, walkin' the ca-arpet in the captain's office, an' he tellin' ye something av juty an' fri'ndship, an' that ye're laid off foor days widout pay." "Anyhow," persisted the patrolman, "I'm not shtrong enough to arrist meself. 'Tis too tough a job. I'm a desp-rate man when I'm roused, Mary, an' 'tis not the likes of me nor anyone felse that kin lay the hand av the la-aw on meself widout havin' to go to the doctor." "I see ye now. oh. I see ye now, Bar ney," went on Mrs. Flynn, "I see ye read in' a notice on the boord at the station. i an' it says that Barney Flynn is dis charged trom the foorce tor cowardice. That's what it says, Barney; an' it says more. It savs that Barney Flynn is charged wid disorderly conduct, an' shoot in' in the city limits, an' raysistin' an of ficer, an' corruptin' the foorce by wo-ork-in' the fri'ndship racket, an' that anny officer meetin' him will call the wagon an' run him in." Patrolman Flynn heaved a deep sigh. "Mary," he said, "ye wanted me to do a little wo-ork in the house the while I'm off juty." "I did, Barney," she answered. "I'll do it," asserted Patrolman Flynn. with another sigh. 'Tis a tight hole I got meself in, Mary, an' me head's swim min' wid all the troubles an' the rules. 'Tis likely a little wo-ork'll make things easier for me." " 'Tis likely it will," retorted Mary, grimly: and Patrolman Flynn put his offi cial dignity and revolver in his pocket, and tackled the plebeian task of mending a wash tub, meanwhile muttering to him self something about a woman who kad "a reg-lar la-awyer's head on her." THE NEW COATS. fFrom the Lrondon Express. 1 In the matter of useful gowns there Is, of course, the necessary change to erive the modistes a chance of replenishing their pockets. With the innumerable calls which have been made this year, and the increased sum total which our rates and taxes show, we are oblig-ed to economize, but not in this department, decrees Dame Fashion, and she generally has her way! The principal change effected in tailor built gowns is in the coat. Where short basques have alone been visible, they will for the time being sink into oblivion in England, although our sisters across the channel will divide their attentions be tween it and the long coat. It is not in our nature, however, to indulge in half measures, and the three-ouarter, the semi-three-quarter and the basqued coat will alone be regarded with any favor fcy us. Severely plain for the most part, flop ping or large collars are eschewed, while large buttons remain as popular as ever. - - " . Coats may be worn double or slna-le-breasted, &a fancy dictates, their edgea being usually bordered with Innumerable stitchings. The bolero, although retaining its hold on our affections, will be seen less on gar ments destined f or outdoor wear, although there is a very similar style which will be much worn which can b st be described as a long Eton jacket, almost tight-ntiing to the waist, and worn fastened at the side with a single set of buttons. Every kind of rough and Harris Tweed is in favor, and they have never before been fashioned in so many lovely shades and colorings, toning from the richest hues of purple heather to the softest shades of green with which nature charms one and rests one's gae; while the pas tel and brighter are not either forgotten. In smarter toilettes the bulero style is predominantly popular, but they are dis tinctly elaborate in their nature, having in many cases brocaded satin revere, waistcoats and collars, while their short elbow sleeves are turned back with a cuff of the same, below which the fashionable elbow pouf is revealed, while some dainty lace will invariably complete the whole. Narrow bands of fur will border the smartest of these, mink being the chosen fur this season. Weary Wagfflea in Clover. From the Mall and Express-1 With his chair tilted back against the wall, and his feet upon the rungs. Weary Waggles eat alone in the back room of the Tank Saloon on Park row. His bat tered soft hat was pulled well down over his face, and his hands were loosely clasped upon his lap. His eyes were closed, and he seemed to be asleep. But he wasn't. On the contrary, he was en grossed in thought. So much so that a couple of files were permitted to play hide and seek in his whiskers without molesta tion. Stranger still were the thoughts which automobiled through Weary' a mind. He had been reading in the morning paper furnished by the Tank for its pa trons about the coming Thanksgiving fes tivities, and he was trying to remember the last Thanksgiving dinner which he had eaten. He could remember the first one readily enough. He saw himself at the bounteous board In his old New Kng land home, and as the panorama of years unrolled he saw the same dear familiar faces of father, mother, sisters, brothers, relatives by the score, seated always on Thanksgiving days about the dear old homstead table. Then a face was miss inghis own and a tear trickled down the hairy face, providing a bath for the frolicsome flies. The advent of a "live one" disturbed the continuity of Weary's thoughts. The stranger was well-dressed and was carry ing a more than comfortable load of alco holic stimulants. He fell into a chair beside Weary and asked affably, "How're ye?" "Good; bully. How's yerself?" answered Weary briskly. "None nicer. Remember me, don't ye? Have a drink?" "Sure," replied Weary to both queries, although he didn't know the man from Adam. Billy the Bouncer served the drinks, in cluding a "high hat" for himself. (Billy never drinks whisky in the morning.) The stranger grew garrulous. "This is Steve Howdie's. the bridge jumper's place, ain't he?" he asked. "Of course it is," answered both Billy and Weary, winking at each other. "But he never jumped a bridge," as serted the man who was buying the drinks. "Naw, he never did." "He might have jumped off the Brook lyn bridge, though." "Yes, he might ha' done that," assented Weary. "But, of course, he didn't," declared the stranger, paying for the third round of drinks out of a large roll of bills. "Naw, he never did," agreed his hearers. "Mebbe, though, he did jump off that Po'keepsie bridge." "Mebbe so," again agreed Weary, cheer fully, as the fourth 6-cent drink began to boll within him. "Yes, I guess he jumped the Po'keepsie bridge a' right, a' right," commented the stranger. "Not a doubt of it," said Weary, watch ing Billy bringing another round, and wondering where in the name of Provi dence the "live one" blew in from. "Say, what day Is this?" asked the lat ter, suddenly. "Dunno the date, but It's the day before Thanksgiving. I know that: and more'n that. I don't know where I'm goin' to get my Thanksgiving dinner from tomorrow," grumbled Weary, sullenly. "You don't eh?" cried the "live one," cheerily. "I'll fix you up. You come with me. I'll see that you get a dinner that'll make you think of home and mother. We've had enough of this 5-cent booze, anyhow. Come along." As in a dream Weary followed him. Bil ly seemed sorrv not to be invited, too. Down Park Row. across City Hall Park the "live one" led the "dead one," until in front of the Astor House the former hired a hansom and the ill-sorted team were driven uptown in lively style. Stops were made at various clothing stores, shoe stores, gents' furnishing stores and hat stores, until the hansom was piled high with bundles. Then to his own home the "live one" led the "dead one." where he was given a good bath, a barber trimmed his hair and whiskers, and he stood forth once more as God intended him to be a man. "Now," said the "live one," "with me you'll stay for one Thanksgiving day, then I'll stake you and we part forever." Just then some ene kicked the chair from under Weary Waggles, and he fell with a crash to the floor. He woke up, still believing in his good fortune, but all he could see was Billy the Bouncer, who had kicked the chair, standing at one side laughing, and holding out a "high hat" of beer, saying: "Here, drink a split (half) of this, vou living baboon. I've just worked Jim, the bartender, for this. You've been sleeping and dreaming there all morning." Weary drank his share of the beer in silence. A WOMAN'S FEAT. rFrom the London Field. In June, IKi'S. the authors of "The Himalayas," Mr. and Mrs. Workman, re turned to Srinagar from Java, where they have been on a cycling tour, and lost no time in getting together their outfit and engaging coolies for an expedition to the northern regions of Baltistan. The route followed was over the Deosal Plains to Shardu. from thence to Shigar, and by the Askor Nullah to Askole, and it speaks well for Mrs. Workman's strength of nerve that she was able to cross the rope bridge over the Braldu river, near Askole, which is stated to be 270 feet Ion. In this expedition they were accompanied by the well-known Alpine guide Matttas Zurbriygen. who had traveled with Sir Marti j Conway when he visted and sur veyed part of this region in 1H'.)2, and therefore had considereble experience, and from what the authors state regarding him he fully upheld his reputation as a thoroughly reliable guide. From Askole the party traversed the Biafo Glacier as far as the Hispar Pass and the Skoro La. In the latter region Dr. and Mrs. Workman, under the guid ance of Zurbriggen, made the ascents of peaks respectively 18,600 feet and 19,450 feet above sea level. On the arrival of Mrs. and Dr. Work man at Shigar they determined to attempt the ascent of Koser Gunge. With that ob ject in view they traveled to Yuno, and established a camp at the elevation of 15. QuO feet, from which position the attack on the mountain was commenced, but it was not until several years afterward that the final attempt was made. The usual difficulties with the coolies were experi enced, and on this occasion the party was only accompanied by two of them. By noon they had reached an elevation of 20 -000 feet: the cold was intense, with a strong wind blowing, and Mrs. Workman was obliged to get Zurbriggen to rub h-r hands and pound her feet, to restore cir culation. At this juncture one of the cool ies gave In and had to be tinroped and sent back, after which thev struggled on gaining foot by foot, until at last the summit was reached at an elevation of 21,000 feet.. The party had been out from camp 13 hours, and the climbing had been most difficult, certainly a most wonderful performance for a lady, and one of which Mrs. Workman may Justly feel proud. In this expedition she had made ascents of 18.600 feet, 19.450 feet, and 21,000 feet, this being a world mountaineer record for women. Attention. Modern Woodmen of America. The members of Sunflower v-amp. No. 536 are earnestly requested to be present at their regular meeting Tuesday even ing, December 4, as business of Im portance will come before the camp. M. W. SAXON, Clerk, MUSCLE AND HOT FAT. What Thin People Need to RoonJ Oif the Corners. What thin folks reed Is f.i.h o muscle, not fat. To-be symmetrical and properly pro portioned every person should have a certain amount of excess iih. but t be plump does not necessarily mean ta be fat. Fat ia undesirable; it clogs and re tards the action of the mum -Irs, inter feres with the healthy action of tie heart and lungs and when very rxi - s Blve, predisposes to fatty dE'nertiti t of vital organs, to say nothing of tb discomfort resulting from too muili adipose tissue. Common sense would sugg't that 18 one wishes to become fieRhy nnl plumit the thing most needed would be fte-ti forming food that is, albuminous ftxxi like eggs, beef, oatmeal, etc. The kinds of food which malm f "": are the foods we have on our table every day; but the trouble in thnt our stomachs, from weakness or demnge Tn en t of some kind do not promptly ami properly digest i?. Really, the principal reason no murr people remain thin in because thii" stomachs do not properly and -ornt'l"t ly digest and assimilate the llesli farm ing beefsteak and -gga we eat every day. There are thousands of nurh people, and they are really dyspeptics although they may not suffer any particular t or Inconvenience from their ntoro hs. If such persons and all thin peoj le, would take after their meals some sim ple and natural digestive, like Stuart s Dyspepsia Tablets the food would l"i quickly digested and the proper degree of plumpness very mum result l"au these tablets are prepared exactly for that purpose. They digest every varie ty of flesh forming food, which is the real reason why they so quickly build up and strengthen thin, dyspeptic mm and women. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets cur" evct 1 form of Indigestion on this -'tnn. t sense plan, that they thoroughly d gt 1 the food promptly, giving ulrnigth it every nerve and orftan In the body, and the weakened stomach a chance- t rest and recover Its natural vigor. Nothing further ia required to cure any mmntu ! trouble, except cancer of the Hmtwii. They make thin, dyspeptic people su-oiiif, plump and well. This excellent preparation t wM "0 cts for full sized treatment by nil driiK gists in United States, Canada aul Great Britain. THE DESPISED MULE Retards Business on the Erie Canal by His Slowness. New Tork, Dec. 3. Major Thomas W. Symmons of the corps of United Mates engineers has prepared an Interest In paper for the American Society of Civil Enginers on the "Canals from the Lakes to New York," in which he says in part: "The decline in trafflc on the Eri canal is due to very many causes, th principal ones being that It Is not In any manner up to date, that the twlnsr ia EtlU being done on it largely liy horses and mules and business, bust never been organized and conducted on modern lines. It has been seriously handicapped by the fact that Improve ments have been undertaken a:nl dis cussed which would render the old and size of boats obsolete; rendi-rlftg it inadvisable as a business proposition f r people to build new boats for canal bus iness or to replace those out worn witn the possibility before them of a laig. r canal In the near future. "That the traffic on the Erie canal hnm declined is true, but it would Immed iately spring up and grow to enormous dimensions if a proper barge canal were built In Its place, If legislative r-stnic-built In its place, if legislative r. slrlc portatlen companies were removed ant If the business were organized in a thoroughly up to date manner. It mu -t not be forgotten that if the Erie, canal has stood still, r worse than that, lor the last thirty years, the competing rail roads have Improved their transporta tion facilities enormously in ways whk ! it la unnecessary to recount here." A Bill GUT OUTLOOK For the New Bteamer Line of the Panama Railroad. San Francisco, Dec. 3. The Panama Railroad company is making a'l the necessary preliminary arrangements for the Inauguration of Its new steamship service between here and Panama upon, the expiration of its contract with the Pacific Mail Steamship company next month. Another 'steamship for the Pan ama, service was chartered today but its name haa not been made public. The St. Paul, which was hnrUT. several days ago, will leave on her In itial trip on the Panama run on Decem ber 18 and has already been oft - r-1 more cargo than phe can accommodatf. After that there will be a sailing every two weeks. It is thought that four ships will be needed for the service. It is announced that with the bee In ning1 of the new freight service to Pan ama a new schedule of rates will be is sued by the Panama railroad whl i will be arranged with a view of develop ing trade with Canadian seaports. Her Mother (sternly) Mary complain that you won't help her at all; that you never even hold the baby. Her Husband That's not so. Why, I held him last night for a while. Her Mother Oh, you didl How long, pray ? . Her Husband Well er long enough) for Mary to bring up a scuttle vt coa.L Philadelphia Press. BEYOND DOUBT. These Facts Must Convince Every Topeka Reader. That which follows Is the experience of a resident of Topeka. Incredulity can not exist about the statement, because It can easily be investigated. Mr. E. McPherson, of 25 Chandler street, 4rakeman on the Santa Fe rail way, says: "Nearly all my life I ha.l more or less trouble from rny kidneys, and was seldom free from pain across the small of my back. Railroading at Its best Is very bard on the back, mil kidneys, as everyone knows who has tried it. I used remedies of different kinds, but they all failed to reach thu cause. Procuring a box of Doan'a Kid ney Fills at Rowley & Snow's drug store, corner of Sixth street and Kansas avenue, although I did not take the treatment as regularly as I ought, they did the work just the same. Th re sults I obtained proved Ixmn's K idro-v Pills to be the most prompt and rfec.Uve remedy I ever used." For sale by all dealers. Price Et c-' 's per box. Mailed by Foster-M ilbum Co . Buffalo, N. Y., sole agents for the Uuite-1 States. 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