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if iii t 4 '" fr l5M,fr,fr I PART L Pages 1 to & H m M I I I I 1 4 -1 .H-l PACT L Pages 1 to 8. t LAST EDITIOI SATURDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, DECEMBER 8, 1900. SATURDAY EVENING. THREE CENTS. JMy w FOR HERJATHER. 21iss Florence Sells Takes the Witness Stand. Tells of Lyon's Visits During Sells' Absence. HE KISSED MRS. SELLS. Daughter an Eye-Witness - to the Episode. Knew For Three Years of Her Mother's Conduct. GiTes Testimony Without Fal tering in Any Particular. Columhus. O., Dec. $. Following the merciless cross-examination of "blue tyed" Harry Lyons, whose face was many times bathed in tears. Miss Flor ence Sells was called to the witness stand. Miss Sells was clad in a sealskin jac ket, a brown dress and a neat brown turban. She said her name was Flor ence McCune Sells, and an April 13 she was 21 years old. She resided with her father at Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Sells". She had lived there since November 25, 1SS9. She gave her testimony In a steady, pleasing voice, and appeared to be per fectly self-contained. She said about five years ago her father's family went into the new house. She remembered living at the United States hotel, the Park hotel and on North High street. "When she was 12 years old she was in Australia, and had visited her grand father and grandmother at Clayton, III., where her grandfather kept a ho tel. She had visited Logan, where her grandfather and grandmother had moved. All this time Miss Florence, very jiale, was intently watched by her fath er, who leaned forward in his chair and kept his eyes on his daughter's face, one winter, Augusta Sivall vis ited the house when Mr. Sells was away. The last time Miss Florence had seen Mrs. Sivall was last winter when she was here. Also saw Mrs. Sivall in Australia, where Mrs. Sivall had rooms close to the Selles. This occurred both at Sidney and Mel bourne. Mrs. Sivall and Mrs. Sella were together a good deal as they were Americans and in the same hotel and not acquainted in the cities. Miss Flor ence said she had seen Burt Johnson at the North High street house. "On whom was he calling?" asked Mr. Sater. "My mother," came the answer, in a low voice. Miss Florence said she was a little girl then and was sent to bed. She did not know when Johnson left. He came several times. Miss Florence said she had known Ned Raymour and first saw him at the High street house. He knew her grandparents and called at the house. If he came to town he would call sometimes in the afternoon and sorae , times in the evening. He callel at Clayton and the Park hotel. At Clay ion, Miss Florence was visiting her trandparents, who were living in a cottage. Mrs. Sells was with Miss Florence at that time. At the North High street house Miss Florence said "Mr. Raymour's calls were made when my father was not at home." At the Park hotel, Mr. Sells was at home. Kaymour was an old man with gray bair. gray mustache and whiskers. "Have you any knowledge of any cor respondence between your mother and Kaymour?" asked Mr. Sater. "Yes, sir. At Clayton she told me she friad received a letter and when Mr. Kaymour would come. She told me the letter was from Mr. Raymour," said Miss Florence. "She said that Ray mour had made several visits at Clay ton. The visits were in the summer time, before the trip to Australia." Miss Sells said she had seen her mother kiss Raymour several times. This was in the front room other grand mother's cottage. Mrs. Sells, as her daughter testified to this, looked dag gers at her. Miss Florence said that Kaymour had written her letters and her mother knew of it. The letter ad dressed "My Dear Little Florence," was introduced in evidence. Miss Selis iden tified the letter after reading it care fully. The letter sa!d that Uncle Ned was going to give her a surprise party even in her far-off home. Uncle Ned said tie had looked in vain for a letter and If she didn't love him any more just to put it mildly so as not to cause an earthquake. It was a right funny letter and intimates that Klla Souder must be going to be married for she has gone to Chicago to get six new dresses. It speaks of letters to other little girls and says they are improving in spelling. He says that Florence is the only one that don't write to Uncle Ned. It is a letter of an older person to a chiid. Miss Seiis said she was in Australia vhen she received that letter. Miss Souder was a Clayton minister's daugh ter, a friend of the family and is now dead. The Minnie and Mabel mentioned by Uncle Ned were the Tegrr.eyer sis ters, of Clayton. Miss Sells didn't re member" receiving any other letters from Ned Raymour. Her mother knew about all her letters. Speaking about the mufT. Miss Florence said the Raymour muff money was paid back to her mother. Mrs. Sells' lips tiehtened at this bit of evidence. Miss Florence said that her father's mail came to the house: but she had driven to the postofnoe with het mother to get Mrs. Sells' mail. Miss Sells said she had known Harry Lyons about 10 years and first met him at the Park hotel before the Australian trip. She had seen him in their own rooms very often. Her father was pres er.t at times and absent at other times. Lynns was there very often when Mr. gf lis was absent. He w as there at night often. When they would get through with their meals thv would find Lvons in their rooms. The infer ence was he had gone up the back stairs. Miss Sells then said that No. Ill would sometimes be unlocked and Lyons would enter through there. She then described the rooms. Sometimes Lyons would be in the living room and sometimes in the bed room. She had seen Mr. Lyons kiss her moth er a number of times at her grandmoth er's cottage while living at the Park ho tel. Lyons called on her mother when her father was away. On going up stairs after evening dinner they would find Lynns either In the sitting room or her mother's bedroom. When she went to feed, usually about 9 o'clock, she some- I Sopcfca State 3ournal. INDEX OF TODAY'S PAPER. SATURDAY, DEC. 8th, 1900. Weather predictions for the next 24 hours For Kansas Fair tonight and Sunday colder Sunday; winds shifting to brisk northerly Sunday. IMPORTANT NEWS AND FEATURES. Faoe. 1 Victoria's Health Causes Anxiety. Today's London Cable Letter. The Bells ts. Sells Divorce Case. Clay Center Wins Aasylum Case. Arguments Begin In Morrison TriaL Gen. De Wet is Hard PreBsed. Cruisers Hurriedly Ordered South. 2 Sporting News. Kansas News. Reform Advocated In Insurance Laws. 3 Kailroad News. News Summary of the Week. R. G. Dun's Review of the Week. 4 Congress Has Much to Do. Church Announcements. Late Telegraph and Local News. 5 Social and Personal. Snap Shots at Home News. 6 City and County Doctors Conflict. Wants and Miscellaneous Ads. Markets. 7 Wants and Miscellaneous Ada. 8 Eansans In Congress. Chicago People Have Pink Eye. 9 Topeka Society. Avarice at Boot of Crime and Divorce. 10 Tom McNeal's New Book of Fables. Topeka High school Football Team. 11 Theatrical News. Topeka Actress Here Next Week. Popularity kills a Dramatic Paper. Current Dramatic Gossip. 12 Editorial. Book Notes. 13 Woman's Page. Christmas Gifts For Bnsy Shoppers. White is to Be Much Worn. Hints For the Table Menus. 14 Kansas Girls and Their Work. The Unknown and Anna Eva Fay. IB J. E. Nlssley and the Newsboys. A Fug Nose Ruined. Deep Mining in Colorado. -16 Early Kansas Days. The Last of the Pirate. Humor of the Day. times left Lyons and her mother in the latter's bedroom. She had seen him kiss her mother and sit on her lap and had seen her on his lap. At her grandmother's, at Logan.Lyors had slept in a room connected by a door with the one in which her mother slept. Bott she had seen frequently during the last four or five years. He had called on her mother often at their present home, usually slipping in the side door. "Then he would go upstairs and enter my mother's room," she said. One evening last fall Mr. Louis Hoster, Mather Hardesty and Miss Hardesty were calling on Florence. "While Mr. Hoster was telephoning Pott entered the house," she said. "My mother wanted Bott to enter her room while Mr. Hoster was telephoning. Bott was in the closet down stairs, near thj stairway. "I objected to Mr. Bott entering my mother's room while Mr. Hoster was there. I told her to wait until my com pany went downstairs. My mother and I had quite a scene, and it ended by Mr. Hoster coming out from the telephone dox ana going downstairs. My mother wanted me to keep Mr. Hoster in the tel ephone box until Bott got into her room. I said, 'Mr. Bott shall not come up these stairs until Mr. Hoster goes down.' I didn't want peopie to know." "Wait, wait," shouted the attorneys for Mrs. Sells. "I didn't want the men to meet," Flor ence continued. Miss Sells said that "her father was away from home on business when she saw Lyons in the bedroom. When Mr. Sells was at home, Lyons was entertain ed in the living room. When her father was present Lyons was never entertain ed in the bedroom. There were children in the hotel, and Miss Florence would visit them at night; also visit guests and get her lessons. She was put to bed about 9 o'clock. Lyons would sometimes be present in the living rooms or bed room after she had retired to her own little room. Miss Sells said she had seen Lyons kiss Mrs. Sells very often; more than once she had seen her mother sit on Lyons' lap and had seen Lyons sit on her lap. Miss Sells said she had also sen them embrace more than once. Florence was in the fourth reader and about 11 years old when she first noticed those things. Miss Sells remembered that her moth er gave Lyons an unset opal she had brought from Australia and she had seen Lyons wear it. Neckties, a night shirt and a cane were given Lyons by Mrs. Sells, said Miss Florence. The ties were made of white' china silk by "my mother." She saw Mrs. Sells make them; saw Jim Watson wrap them up; heard her mother say to take them to Lyons' room and had seen Lyons wear the ties. Miss Sells says tht-t she knew her mother made nightshirts and sent them to Lyons' room by Jim Watson. The ties were sent to Lyons before the Australia trip as were the night shirts. The cane was natural wood with a crooked handle and a heavy sil ver top. Miss Florence had heard her mother speak of the cane to Lyons in her presence. Lyons also sent flowers to the Sells room. At the conclusion of this testimony Harry Lyons was recalled to exhibit diaries containing records which were deemed important in the case. Lyons said he had not brought the diary of '03 did not wish to produce it. the same was true of '96. '97, '9S and '99. Here Judge Earhart arose again in favor of his client. Lyons said that there were matters in the diaries that he did not wish made public. "Is there anything in them that would incriminate you ?" "Not in this case." Then witness said that there possibly was evidence in them to incriminate him in other cases. "On the advice of counsel I say, yes sir." said Mr. Lyons. Here Lyons was excused from fur ther testimony of an alleged incrimi nating nature. Weather Indication. Chicago, Dee. 8. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair tonight and Sunday; colder Sunday; winds shifting to brisk north erly Sunday. MYSTERIOUS MA GiTes Most Favorable Testimony For Jessie Morrison. Morgan, the Canvasser, Heard the Fatal Call. GIVEN THE PRISONER By Mrs. Ca9tle and Noticed De fendant Respond. Later Heard Crash of Glass and Saw Close of Tragedy. EVIDENCE IS ALL IN. Judge Charges the Jury and Argument Begins. A DAY OF EXCITEMENT. Many Witnesses Contradict Evi dence of Olin Castle. Testify Directly Against One of His Strong Statements. El Dorado, Kas,, Dec. 8. Jessie Mor rison's friends are elated today over the prospects of her acquittal by the jury. Not only was her own evidence un shaken but it was strongly supplement ed by the deposition of the heretofore unknown canvasser, A. J. Morgan, the reading of which made a. strong impres sion upon the jury. Mr. Morgan said he was at the Castle home the morning of the tragedy; that as he left the house he heard Mrs. Castle call to some young woman out in front. The woman went into the house. He got only a short way when he heard screams and a crash of glass. He ran back and saw the same young woman come to the walk in company with another woman. She had blood all over her clothes and was bleeding from wounds. He afterward learned that she was Jessie Morrison. Both sides rested their case Friday afternoon. This morning1 the court will instruct the jury, and arguments will then be gin. Judge Shinn will not limit the ar guments, and the lawyers expect to talk until Monday noon. When the case was rested late Fri day afternoon the witnesses were all dismissed, the court room was cleared of the jury and spectators, and the lawyers argued questions concerning in structions. The defense asked for a special instruction ordering the jury to give the dying statement of Clara Castle as much weight as if it were sworn testimony. They claimed that it is not entitled to the same weight. The state wanted it considered as other testimony. The defense also asked for special In structions concerning the motive of the homicide and concerning the evidence relating to the razor used in the cut ting. The state held that an instruc tion should be given to the effect that if the jury decided that Jessie Morrison cut her own throat, arms and shoulder, it should bring in a verdict of murder in the first degree. The defense con tended that if such an instruction was given it would practically suspend the constitutional right of the defendant to be tried by jury. This significant ques tion was asked the attorneys for the state by Judge shinn: "What direct evidence have you, except the dying statement of Clcfra Castle, that the defendant did murder?" They replied: "The evidence of several witnesses. , . . Judge Shinn said he did not think so; that it all was circumstantial. He said he would instruct on both circumstantial and direct evidence. Judge Morrison received a letter today from an old soldier at Lyndon, sympathiz ing with him and his daughter, and as serting that hades was full of such Chris tians as the ones in Eldorado, who were dogging Jessie to the gallows. All of the members of the Morrison fam ilyfather, mother and two brothers were recalled to the witness stand when court convened Friday and testified that no razor was found in their home after Jessie returned from Mrs. Castle's. During the noon hour Rev. M. Myers, an evangelist, entered the prisoner's cell and prayed with her. At the afternoon -session Captain Waters continued the cross-examination. "What prevented you after you got the razor from going to the door and scream ing for help?" was asked of Miss Morri son. "She held my hair and arm." Later, witness said she had seen some one at the window and called to them for help. Captain Waters asked the defendant a number of questions in an endeavor to show that she carried the razor in the front of her shirt waist that morning, but thev were ruled out by the court. "Did Clara Castle try to defend herself after you got the razor?" "She held me down and tried to get the razor." Redirect examination "Did you continue cutting or inflicting blows upon Clara Castle after you be lieved vou were in no further danger from Clara?" "I did not." The defense proved the whereabouts of Jessie Morrison on the night of June 11 by these seven witnesses: County Superin tendent John Mathers, City Superintend ent Sinclair, Hayward Morrison. Musie Houston, May Corbin, Maud Gibson and Georgia 'Bright. Olin Castle swore that at 11 o'clock on the night of June 11, the defendant met him near his home and wanted him to go up in a dark place un der the trees. He said he told her to go awav or he would set the dogs on her. The evidehce of the seven witnesses show ed that Miss Morrison was calling upon Minnie Lavender, in the early part of the evening: that she was escorted home about 10 o'clock and remained home all night. Jessie was recalled and asked some minor questions. The defense then rested. The state called W. J. Scott, a law stu dent of Kansas City. He lived here last June. He was asked if Jessie Morrison on June 23 said to him: "I went to Mrs. Davis" to get a collar and came back by the Castle home and thought I would go in and see her. I went up and knocked on the door, and Mrs. Castle let me in." Objection was made and sustained be cause it was direct and not rebuttal testi mony. Rev. C. H. Sttill, formerly a preacher of Eldorado, but now of Wellington, was called and asked if he had not asked Jes sie Morrison on June 23: "What was your position when you got into the struggle, were you sitting or standing?" This was also objected to on the same grounds. In sustaining the objection. Judge Shinn said the testimony of Scott and Stull should have been given on direct exam ination in fairness to the defense, and that he would not permit it to be put in at this late hour. - "The state rests," said the county at torney. "The defense rests," said Judge Redden. JTJKT INSTRUCTED. States Attorney Begins the Argu ment of the Case. Kansas City, Dec. 8. A Star special from El Dorado, Kan., says: Judge Shinn this morning instructed the jury in the Jessie Morrison murder case. The arguments of the lawyers fol lowed.County Attorney Brumback open ing for the state. The court placed no limit upon the time allowed either side and the court room was again jammed with people anxious to hear the prom ised flood of pratory. Miss Morrison had yesterday proven herself a strong witness, had baffled the attempts of the prosecution to confuse her and the defense had closed its side after introducing much evidence to sus tain the prisoner's statements. Believ ing that she had strengthened her case. Miss Morrison entered her cell last eve ning more cheerful and confident than she had been since the trial opened. She slept well, greeted the jailer with a hearty "Good morning" and as she went to the court room with him, walked with a lighter step than usual. The instructions given by Judge Shinn make it possible for the prisoner to be convicted on either the first or second degree of murder1, or the first, second, third or fourth degree of manslaughter. The lowest possible sentence she could receive under these instructions would be from six months in jail to two years in the penitentiary. The instructions be gan with the recitation of the two counts of the indictment against Miss IContinued on Sixth "Page.J TO HURRTSOUTH. Iowa and Philadelphia Ordered to Sail at Once. San Diego, Cal., Dec. 8. Admiral Kautz has received orders to sail with out delay to South America and in ac cordance with these instructions prepar ations are being hurriedly made for both the Iowa and the Philadelphia to leave this port at once. The cause for this hurry is not made public, but came as a great surprise to Admiral Kautz and all naval officers here. Orders had been giv en to put 1,000 tons of coalon board the flagship for her cruise south, but this was cancelled when only half the order had been delivered. The Kosmos steamer Hather, which has a-rrived here, was threatened with bombardment in Colombian waters, if the captain persisted in making for Buena Ventura for which place the steamer had freight. The town is loca ted some distance up a river and while steaming along this waterway the offi cer and crew were surprised to have a cannon ball whizz across the bows. The vessel was stopped and three revolution ists came aboard with the statement that a blockade had been declared of the port of Buena Ventura, and that the Hather would have to turn back. When asked what would happen if they kept on up tha river the reply was that the vessel w7ouid certainly be shell ed from shore. The Hather put about and discharged her freight at Carinto. A report was heard at Acapulco that 700 government troops had been killed at Panama by the revolutionists. HARD PRESSED, Gen. De Wet is Nearly Surround ed by the British. Aliwal North, Cape Colony, Friday, Dec 7. Gen. Dewet appears to he in a most dangerous position and to need all his strategy to extricate his force. With strong British columns on three sides and two swollen rivers barring his front, the British commanders begin to be hopeful that the great chase by four col umns wjiich has been one of the most exciting operations of the war, will re sult in the capture of Dewet. Definite news of his whereabouts was first re ceived December 2. BOERS CAPTURE FLOCK OF SHEEP Johannesburg, Dec. 8. The Boers have captured 17,000 sheep from a small de tachment of British troops in the vicin ity of Krugersdorp. HE GOT AW AT. London, Dee. 8. The war office has received the following dispatch from General Kitchener, from Bloemfontein, dated December 8: "Have just received news from Knox at Rouxville that De Wet's force, having failed to force Com massie bridge, which we held, has trekked northeast, abandoning 500 horses and many carts. His attempt on Cape Colony therefore has failed. He is be ing pressed on all sides." OMirWSTGNS. Queen Victoria Shows Symptoms of Failing. Falls Asleep While Sitting at Her Meals. New York, Dec. 8. A World dispatch from Windsor, Eng., says: Much anxiety again prevails in court circles respecting the queen's health. She has broken up notioeably Bince she was informed that the Empress Frederick was suffering. from cancer of the throat and cannot live many months. Queen Victoria, who invariably eats and sleeps well, has now lost her appetite and pass es sleepless nights. For years she never missed her morning ride in a donkey chaise around the private gardens until the last two weeks, when this was for bidden by her doctor, who ordered her instead to drive through the park In a closed carriage. Sunday last the queen kept her room the entire day, a thing she has not been known to do for years and the report goes at the castle that she said she would not be surprised to hear of the death of the Empress Frederick any day as the doctors were afraid to perform an operation. It is also whispered that her majesty falls into a dose mealtimes and the other day when putting on a brave front and pretending to review the colonial volun teers, she fell fast asleep in her carriage. The windows were shut and she was rapidly driven home. A belief undoubtedly prevails among those around her that the queen is fail ing. The papers of London assert that the queen is in her usual health but the above are the true facts on the subject. KEYEDHIGH. Condition of Public Opinion in Great Britain. " Brought About by the Attacks Upon Joseph Chamberlain. WILL BE MARVELOUS If He Passes Through the Or deal Unscathed. WTar Office Disturbed by Tactics of De Wet. London, Dec. 8. The assembling of parliament has supplied much needed zest to life in England. The mere hanu ful of members known as the oppositi&n started the attack on the government with such a united front that the ses sion, short as it will be, promises to rival those famous debates which marked the days when Mr. Gladstone tried to force home rule through the house. The spec tacle of the entire Liberal party concen trating every personal and political en ergy against one man keeps the nation keyed up to a high pitch, awaiting the next move in the dramatic encounter. If Mr. Chamberlain comes through un scathed it will be nothing short of mar velous. No less Interesting to the foreign ob server are signs of the dawn of unani mity among the Liberals. Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's arraignment of the government, which is admitted to have been the best effort of his life, was almost identical with that of Lord Rose bery. Each of these speakers adopted the same tone and dwelt on the sariV? topics. Mr. Balfour and the Duke of Devonshire taunted the opposition lead ers with their inability to speak for their party as a whole; but, these utterances passed unnoticed and from the benches behind Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman the constant hearty applause betokened the birth of better concord among his followers. Only once during Campbell Bannerman's speech was a note of in ternal discord heard. It was when he announced that the Liberals unreserved ly accepted the necessity for the annex ation of the Boer republics. Then one solitary Liberal loudly shouted "no, no." Turning around Campbell-Bannerman dismissed the objector as being of no im portance, with one of the most scathing retorts ever dealt out by a leader to a follower. The war office officials are greatly disturbed by" the successful guerilla tac tics of General De Wet, but they cherish the idea that he must soon cease to be dangerous, owing to his inability to se cure new horses. Efforts are being made to keep De Wet away from the Cape Colony frontier, for the war office be lieves he is getting the bulk of his sup plies from Cape Colony and to prevent him from securing food, men and horses, orders have been issued that the Boer farmers be only allowed to buy small quantities of provisions sufficient for their own immediate needs. Some very frank opinions concerning Mr. Richard Harding Davis have been appearing in the English papers this week. They were called out bv a let ter in the London Times signed bv a representative-body of ladies in various nationalities, resident at Pretoria, throughout the war, in which thev em phatically repudiate Mr. Davis' charges reierrmg to imprisoned .British officers' behavior towards women. The Daily News comments on the subject as fol lows: "Several months have elapsed since Mr. Davis' amazingly untruthful allega tions were published, but the requisite contradiction, though long delayed, has come to hand at last. Mr. Davis pre sumably wrote for the anti-English sec tion of the Americans, though we should hardly have expected to find (the name of a prominent American magazine is here mentioned) used as a vehicle for this vulgar and cowardly abuse." Trouble threatens London's new tube road. Many residents under whose houses the electric trains run have com bined to sue for damages, alleged to be caused by the vibration. They have sub scribed ten thousand pounds to fight it in the courts. They maintain that though the tube is at an average of fifty feet below the surface, the win dows of the houses are rattled, the oc cupants awakened and ornaments shaken every time a train passes. If any degree of success meets their ef forts it will seriously retard the attempt to give London decent rapid transit. An extraordinary reversal of the usual conditions appears in the English meat market, and it is likely that English beef will soon be palmed off as Ameri can. Hitherto the opposite has alwavs been the ease. But by clever manipu lat ion the American salesmen have obt tained control of the market until American beef costs as much as Eng lish beef. Hence the likelihood of sub stitutions. Commenting on this situa tion an English paper says: "The American salesmen now make prices almost what they like. In the English trade there was no organiza tion to oppose them. The farmers have been in the hands of the butchers, whose cupidity lea tnem into the arms of the Americans. The only active opposition the Americans Had to meet lay in the prejudice of the consumer. It has taken twenty years to beat that prejudice." In London theatrical work is some what at a standstill pending the pan tomimes, the rehearsals of which are already in full swing. The stir these elaborate performances create in Lon don may always be relied upon to cre ate a sufficient tide of prosperitv to carry ordinary theatrical pieces with them. Thus few changes are likely to be made in "The Casino Girl" and sim ilar pieces till after New Tears. Drury Lane departs from its usual custom this year by casting an American girl. Miss Ravensberg, in the principal part, made famous in recent years by Nellie Stuart. The question of theatrical audiences' rights to "boo" has been revived by the recent excessive manifestations of dis approval of George Alexander in Mrs. Craieie s "The wisdom of the Wise." The Old Players' club discussed the sub ject this week and the papers devote paragraphs to it. The result seems in favor of a rule that so far as man agers are concerned they should follow Mrs. Craigie s own advice when she says: 1 can iace doos,- duc will not boo back. While George Adwardes will probably carry the appeal against Wednesday's decision in the suit for the control of Daly's theater here to the house of lords, there is no interruption of the ex isting control of the theater or therun of "San Toy." 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Watkins Land Mortgage Co. vs. Cornelia U. Elliott. Error from Doug las county. Affirmed U li i hi hu3 Slocum Svstfm is medicine reduced io art exact science by the World's joremost specialist. and advantage should be taken of Dr. Slocum's gen erous offer. The many ailments of women BnJ delicate children are speeany relieve. The bas'is of the entire Systom in a flesh-building, nerva and tissue-renewing food. Every invalid and nick iTson need strength. This food gives it. Many people gt the compu te system for the wake of the Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil, which they themselves nf-d, and give away the other three iirepaia tions to their friends. , The second arthJe Is a Tonic'. It M good for weak, thin, dyspeptic, nerv ous people, for thotsa who have no ai petite, who need bracing m. Thousands take only tlm Emulsio and the Tonic. The third preparation in a medicinal healing cream, in patent Ozo)ell nasal tubes. It cures catarrh. It heals all ir ritation of the none, throat and mucous membranes. It lve irnrmdiate relief. It is also a dainty application for oi lips and rtiimh fkin. Thousands of readers need thOzo.1ell Cure for Catarrh without any of Ui other articles. The fourth article is an Expectorant and Cough Cure. Can positively be re lied upon. Is absolutely safe for chil dren, goes to the very root of the trou ble, and not merely alleviates, but cures. The four preparation form a panoply of strength auainst disease in whaterc shape it may attack you. , Edmond B. Newton et Hi vs. Stephen Lyon et aL Error from Labette county. Hevered. Anna il.irl n. Ohio Townphlp, SaJim county. Error from Saline county .Af firmed. The state of Kansas fx rel vs. Grant Horna'lay et al as trustee, etc. Orig inal prcecding3 in Mandamus Per emptory writ refused. JUSTICE JOHNSTON'. Frank L. Lower et nl vs. The Board of County Commissioners of Morris county. Error from court of appeals, northern department. Bevcrsed. Judg ment of the district court Htlirrrie,;. Th T. 1!. Townsend I'.rick Contract ing Co. vs. John W. Allen et Hi. Error from the court of appeals, northern de partment; Judgment. .f tin. district court and court of ti j .p.-ti In reversed. C. W. Smith vs. 1". '. Newman, ad ministrator, etc., ft nl. Error from Lyon county. AHirmeM. A. Gnrnier, Jr.. vs. Jas. H. Siuir'H. Error fr.m Wyandotte common idea. Keversed. JUSTICE SMITH. Chas. A. B. f ft al. vs. The A. T. S. F. lily. Co. Error from Leavenworth county: nfTirrtied. Al lace P. Waller et al., receivers, etc., vs. L( na Price. Error from court of ap peals, southern department: Judgment of court of apiieals and district court re versed. PUR CURIAM. Robert Keating Root et al. vs. Frank L. Martin et al. Error from Kenc county on reheming; dismissed. Samuel E. King et al. vs. John S aton. Error from court of appeals, northern department; alliimed. The C. R. I & V RIy. Co. vs. W. A. Minr.iek. Error from court (if a; -peals, southern (l"r"rtmi.-nt: ntlir-riifl. J. E. Conklin vs. the City of Hutehin son et al. Error from Reno county; dismissed. Modern Woodmen of America vs. Annie L. Bauerfield. Error from Coffey county; reversed. J. C. O. Morse vs. M. L. Ryland. Error from Sumner county; aflirined. Weekly Bank Statement. New York. Dec. S. The weekly ptate mentof averages of the assoeiaied bank6 shows: Loans, $Mfi.44:;.r. . Increased $1.944.4"n; deposits, st;l,J44.7oO. decreased t3.3C6,2f'0; circulation, J.!'i.C0T.!mi. in creased $12,100: legal tenders, :.K.l.-,7.i, decreased Sl.fll '."(); specie. Jlfi.'.MHi'O, decreased $4, OH WW: total reserve, J.u. P6?,3M, decreased $6,006.1'0; reserve If. quired. L'l,2(;i,17f, decreased $Ml.r.i"; surplus reserve, Ji,701,l0, decreuwd ,