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TOPEKA STATE JOUIiNAI MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 24, 1900.
2 SFORfjHGJKElVS. Boston May Be Taken in by the American League If the National Starts a Baseball War This Year. IS BAN JOHNSON'S IDEA Kid McCoy Returns Home With a Roll of $25,000. Declares He is Willing to Tight Any Big Pugilist. Chicago, 111., Dec. 24. In an interview today Ban Johnson declared that he had no further news of the fight that the National Leagne might make on the American.- "The American League," he continued, "is amply able to take care of itself, and I am convinced that. the National people are so well aware of that fact that there is little prospect of their making any fight. However, if they do, wa will simply take in another eastern city and let them go ahead. Should the league expand further, Bos ton will be the other city." KID BTCOY RETURNS. Arrives in New York and Tells How He "Won $25,000 in England. New York, ree. 24. Looking as spruce end natty as possible in a nice, new Eng lish suit of clothes, Kid McCoy walked down the gangplank of the Campania of the Cunard line. To. a reporter McCoy eaiii: . "I am feeling well and don't know tnat I wis ever in better ealth. I am weigh ing exactly 1SS pounds and will stop at the Muldoon's farm, where I will begin training in anticipation o meeting the four big heavyweights, Jeffries, Fitzsim mons, Sharkey and Corbett. "I shall issue a challenge immediately to all four and will post a forfeit of 15,000 as a guarantee of good faith. ! have plenty of money to make good nv statement I may make, for I won J25.0C0 on the horses over in England and consequently have very pleasant recol lections of my visit. "I want to emphasize, and very decisive ly, that my fight with Corbett was strict ly on the level, no matter what may have been said or what the sporting public may think. I never entered into a fake hght in my life and never will. If I was on my dying bed I would say the same thing." McCoy also said in reply to the ques tion if he was to marry Marguerite Cor neille: "No. I do not intend to marry ilias Corneille, nor ever had any idea of It. I have had enough of married life and propose to remain single." In regard to his futrue plans McCoy said: "I want to regain the reputation I appear to have lost by the false reports of ray last right with Corbett. "I say again that that light was abso lutely on the level. 1 want to meet all the best men, and first come first served will be my motto. I do not have any fear of the fighters refusing to meet me." "When told that Jeftries absolutely re fused to light with Jim Corbett, McCoy seemed somewhat much surprised, and said he had not heard of it before. "Weil. I shall go into training just the same up at Muldoon's place and be ready fur anything that may happen." While in Kngiand McCoy met and con versed with the Prince of Wales at a race meeting. The "Kid" said the prince was a very democratic person and was re markably well informed on pugilistic af fairs and talked most understanding of ail the prominent American fighters. Mc Coy also said that all England was on tiptoe to see Terry McGovern, whose rep utation was second only to what he en joys in this countrv. The "Kid" flashed a roll of bills big enough to choke an elephant, and said: "I am S2S,WK ahead of the English book ies, and more than made up the losses I met with in Saratoga last summer. I won most of nay money on Berri, an Irish horse, ridden by Jockey Thompson. I lost only once, and then on the horse Klondike." 2TCOY AND ROOT Hay B3 Matched to Tight in Hot Spring-s, Arkansas. Hot Springs, Ark.. Dec 24. Homer Eelby, brother and manager of Kid Mc Coy, has written the officers of "VVhit tington Park club that the . Kid will be ready to sign articles for a contest with Jack Ptoot, of Chicago, to take place in this city the last week in Feb ruary or the first week in March. He does not say anything about meeting Sharkey, as eastern papers have an nounced, but this match will no doubt be made and pulled off some time in March. The club is now corresponding with Root's manager, with a view of matching this pair for twenty-five rounds on February 22. PAMOTJS DOG FOR AMERICA. Gus Greitzner Imports Champion i"ox Terrier Broekenhurst Agnes. London. rec. 4. The famous smooth coated fox terrier, Champion Brocken hurst Agnes, has Just left England to go to the kennel of Gus Greitzner, at New Orleans. She is one of the many good dogs bred by J. C. Tinne. Her last appearance in England was at the Fox Terrier club's carnival at Chelten ham last November, when she carried all before her. TITZ STICKS TO IT. Declares Ho Is Out of the Prize Ring For All Time to Come. New Tork. Dec. 22. "I am out of prize fighting forever." declared Bob Fitlsim rnons. "I say this once more as a. gentle hint to those who get gay now ajid then , and accuse me of flunking. Let them talk as they may. I can oniv repeat that I have earned the right to retire, and that I shall consider my family first and the roped square a long way afterward. If t ever tight again it will be when I can not earn my living by any other occu- RHEUMATISM rR. RADWAT & CO.: 1 have been a sufferer from Rheuma tism for more than six months. I could not raise my hands to my head or put my hands behind me. or even take off my own shirt. Before I- had fi-iehed three-fourths of a bottle of RABWAT'j READY RF.LISP 1 could ttse mv arms as well as ever. Tou can see why I have such grrat faith in vmir Rel'ef. Yours truly. w. C. BAKER. Engineer at A. Mnntelnm's Boot find Shoe I actory, 929 Julia street New Orleans. Railway's Ready Relief is a Bore eura fnr every Pain, Sprains. Bruises, Pains in the Back, Chest and Limbs. Taken inwardly there is not a remedial aaent in the world that will cure Fever and Ague and ail other malarious, bi'ious end ether fevers, aided by RAPWAV9 PILLS. so quickiv as K AD WAY' 3 READY RELIEF. Sold bv druggists. JUDIVAY & CO., 65 Elm St.. New York. u kl Li U J 11 r pntion. A retired banker has the same privilege. But until 1 lose the money I have made and the capacity for provid ing for my family I shall not enter the ring. - ' , "This is purely about as plain as I can make it. It is not for advertising pur poses. It is not to make a sensation. I do not care for advertising other than that which I legitimately pay for. My show, 'The Honest Blacksmith," is making monev, and it would not look well for me to throw stones at other shows, and I shall not do so." SLOAN IS GRANTED A LICENSE Tanforan Track Feels J ustified in Al lowing Him to Side. San Francisco, Dec. 24. Tod Sloan's turf standing, so far as California is con cerned, has .been Fettled. He made ap plication to the San Francisco Jockey club, which controls Tanforan track, for a license, and this has been granted. As Sloan held a license from the New York Jockev club, the local association had ample justification for its course. It now looks as if Sloan will be privileged to ride on any of the American tracks provided he does not apply for license in England and get refused. In case the latter event should occur, it. would be tantamount to disbarment, which the American association might feel obliged to recognize. Sloan has not signified his intention of riding here, his action being taken solely with a view to ascertaining his standing. BRADY WILL MANAGE FIGHTS. Cincinnati Fistic Carnival Turned Oyer to the Eastern Promoter. Cincinnati, Dec. 24. It is now cer tain that Billy Brady will manage the fistic carnival a.t the Saengerfest hall here. Brady Is expected here next week and will at once get things in shape for the contest between Jeffries and Ruhlin. The preliminary bout has as yet not been decided on. McGovern and Martin Flaherty are talked of, but this is not certain, for the reason that McGovern refuses to appear in a preliminary. A ten-round go between Ryan and Root has been suggested if this pair can be secured under the terms offered. Work on the building will commence next week. HARD HEAD SAVED HIM. James Turner Successfully Ileld Up National Hotel Elevator. To his ' proverbial hardheadedness or some other fortuitous circumstance James Turner, porter at the National hotel, owes his life. On his hands and knees Turner was resting, talking flown the elevator shaft to the engineer in the basement, Sunday morning. The elevator descended from an upper floor. The bottom of tie freight compartment of theeievator caught the top of his head and pinned him to the sill face downward. Fo;i.inately the elevator was being let down very slowly at that point and Mopped when it struck the obstruction. Another inch with Tur ner's head thus weuged in tho small space intervening would have crushed his skull and caused his death. His face was cut and mashed severely as it was. his right eyebrow ground oif and the eye injured. Turner was given medical attention at the hotel anil after ward removed to his home. His. recov ery is assured. BIG MEAL KILLED HER. Poor Woman Ate a Whole Chicken Pie and Then Died. Malone, N. Y, Dec. 22. Mrs. Hattie Goodale, a widow, 52 years old, has lived for months in her house in Rockland street in this village, all alone and en tirely neglected, subsisting upon the poorest and scantiest of food. She had property, however, and a week or two ago succeeded in obtaining money. She paid off her few debts and then hired a baker to make a large chicken pie for her, which she proceeded to en joy without check cr hindrance. The sudden change of diet was too much for her enfeebled system ,and she died as the result of over-eating. Big Theatre For Detroit Detroit, Dec. 24 A contract was sign ed at Detroit today by E. D. Slair, part owner of the Stair circuit of theatrical enterprises, in which the Fabst Brewing company of Milwaukee agrees to erect a theater and restaurant on "The Cir cle," in this city, at a cost of $i00,0fj0. The contract embraces a lease of the theater to E. D. Stair, who will operate the same as a popular-priced familv theater. The building will be 100 by 140 feet in size, the longest side fronting on Fifty-ninth street. The entrance to the theafi- will be opposite the Columbus monument on "The Circle." ;6f'f 1 1 J -. t 4 i . .. it - V . - - - - i - ? " - v- - f :t . . - - I - - - - .if,:---:.--:'- -Orayr3ght:3by.Paxldusen,New Tork. , Twentieth Century maids do not prepare for the great feast of the dying century as did their foremothers. Here we see a brace of pretty maidens spinning the flax for the Yuletide linen and whispering softly, mayhap, of the mistletoe's sweet significance. KAiiSASNElVS. Hill City Business Men Start a Town Boom. Organize a Commercial Club With Paid Up Capital. BUY A HOTEL BLOCK. A Salina Joinlkeeper Shooting at a Target In His Saloon Manages to Knock Out farmer's Eve. Hill City, Dec. 24-The Hill City busi ness men's commercial club has toeen chartered with a capital stock fully paid up of $2,000, J. A. Mellotte "Was chosen president and W. H. Hill, secretary. The object of the organization is to work for the best interests of Hill City and Graham county. The members of the club have ample means to increase the stock whenever necessary. , One of the first moves of the club was the purchase of the Fomeroy hotel block, which is undergoing a complete change, bv the addition of a large veranda on two sides of the building. The club then leased the hotel building to the pioneer landlord, William Keleher and his fam ily, who have dropped the name Pome rcy and rechristened it Commercial ho tel. The hotel is being refurnished and painted throughout. The Commercial club have also under advisement the early buiiding of an ele vator and grist mill. The new Methodist church is nearing completion. It will cost to complete and furnish about 3.500. Rock is being hauled for the erection of ether business buildings here next spring. The new hotel building built by J. P. Pomeroy is about completed, but wil; not be thrown upon to the public until spring. The newspapers of Hill City, as well as all the others on the Salina & Oakley branch of the Union Pacific road, be tween Plainville and Hoxie, will soon opn up a vigorous kick against the train service this company gives the towns between Plainville and Oakley. The s?rviee is simply outrageous. The business Hill City merchants give this railroad deserves better treatment of the company. R. V. Wilcox, member of Hill City camp M. W. A., is a candidate for dele gat? to the next national meeting of the Modern Woodmen order which meets In St. Paul. There is a difference in the opinions of our people as to who Alvih Law will vote for rnited States senator. Some claim him for Burton, and others say he is for M. A. Low. Dave .T. Hanna. o' Hill City, who can get most any old thing he wants if Bur ton is successful in his senatorial race, is so busy selling Graham county lands that he is almost nut of politics, but he says he will go to Topeka when the fight is hottest, and help Rurton pull through. Postmaster Gordon's place is being sought for by several. He is serving on his fourth year. There are so many ap plicants that space forbids mentioning their names in detail. W. II. Hill, of the Republican, the youngest editor in Kansas, has a side issue, that of insurance, and he will clean up a good round $2,500 this year outside of his newspaper proceeds. PASSING OF THE DESERT. Graham County Lands Being Set to Alfalfa and Orchards. Hill City, Dec. 24. Mere real estate has changed hands in Graham county in 1900 than in any last dozen years, and farm lands have sold from 25 to 50 per cent advance this year. D. J. Hanna, who is extensively en gaged in real estate in Hill City and Graham county, has sold to A. J. Rice, cf Atchson county, thirty quarter sec tions, all of them improved, and a large amount of Solomon valley country in cluded. Mr. Rice has 300 acres of alfalfa sown last spring, and next year he will sow several hundred acres more in th- same cereal. He has put faith in Gra ham county lands, and has already started several orchards on lands adapt ed to the raising of apples and peaches. He has a large acreage of wheat out. J. M. Helm, of Smitn county, who was PREPARING FOR YULETIDE IN YE OLDEN 1 - the Populist member of the legislature from that county in the war legislature, has recently purchased a half section of Graham county land of Mr. Hanna, who has also disposed of ranches to Dr. C. M. Arbuthnot and R. M. Armstrong, Re public county people, and many others in the past few months. There are other real estate firms here, who have reported jood sales of Gra ham county lands. SHE WAS JUSTIFIED. Idra. Lulu Hendricks Is Exonerated For Killing Clyde Parker. Wichita, Dec 24. The second coro ner's jury In Grant cbunty, Oklahoma, has returned a verdict of justification in the case of the killing of Clyde Parker by Mrs. Lulu Hendricks. She lived in a "dugout" in an Oklahoma claim with seven children. Clyde Parker came to hev house a few nights ago with a white handkerchief tied to a stick, and acting strangely.. He would neither' speak nor go away when she ordered him off the premises. "Shoot him; shoot him mama," the frightened children cried, and taking aim with a revolver she sent a bullet through his neck at a distance of 75 feet. The dead man proved to be Parker, a local artist, who painted wild ponies and prairie scenes. . CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER, Ed. Young Found Guilty of Killing Captain Casey Near Troy. Troy, Kan., " Dec. 24. Sd Young was convicted of manslaughter in the fourth degree in the district court here Satur day for the killing of Captain Jacob S. Casey on an island in the Missouri river, north of Troy, on the 2d of last March. Casey lived in - St. Joseph and was a captain In one of the companies of the Fourth Missouri volunteers in the SDanish war. Last spring, while on a eurveving trip up the Missouri river, Casey found this island and settled on it with the in tention of acquiring title. The Young family, who lived on the mainland near the island, claimed the island as part of their land and the killing was caused by the disputed ownership of the island. The punishment of Young can be. from six months in jail to two years in the peni tentiary. ' BETTER. THAN OPIE BEAD. Blue Hapids People Like Lecture of Tom McNeaL Blue Rapids?, Kan.. Dec. 24. Tom Mc Neal, the Mail and Breeze man, lectured here Friday night on "What's Trumps," under the auspices of the Ladies' Opera House association. After hearing Mr. McNeal our citizens wonder why it was necessary to import Opie -Read into Kansas to amuse or instruct her people. It is the general feeling here that Tom McNeal can give Opie Read cards and spades and then win out. If he ever comes to Blue Rapids again he will meet a packed house. Eugene Ware is billed for a lecture here in January. WORK OF OFFICES CLARKE. Rural Mail Route Inspector Leaves Kansas After Making a Record. Pittsburg. Kas Dec. 24. Captain Clarke, rural route' inspector In Kan sas, has completed his work In south eastern Kansas, and left for Denver to remain until after the first of the new year. He has made a splendid record in Kansas, having established twenty three routes in the past twenty-six days. He has made two adverse re ports. His work is as follows: Girard, three routes, length 79 miles, population served 1.620, carriers O. B. Wooley, J. R. Clarihan, J. W. Wilson; McCune, two routes, length 56 miles, population served 1.180, carriers John Cranston, J. M Ford; Opolis, one route, length 26 miles, population served 610, carrier B. A. Bateman; Pittsburg, two routes, length 49 mile3, population served 1,420: Columbus, three routes, population served 1,850. 1 From Osage City. Osage City, Dec. 24. Mrs..Mary Lloyd Is spending the holidays with her daugh ter, Mrs. Fred Osborn, at Argentine. C. C. Hudson, of ' the switch crew, with his wife and son King, will spend Christmas with Ttipeka friends. Last Friday night Harry Calihan at tempted to kill himself by swallowing morphine. His brother found him and not being able to arouse him, saw what told the story an empty morphine bot tle. Dr. Heller was called and with the aid of pump and opiates, Harry was re vived. Jesse Peery is spending a few days with friends in Missouri. "Doc" Goodwin, cf Topeka, was shak ing hands with old friends here Sunday. - y v d - Ed Roeser, of the State Reformatory at Hutchinson, Is spending Christmas with friends in this city. " Sheriff Huffman and City Marshal Jones had a lively chase from here to Burlmgame, Saturday, after an alleged horsethief named Ed J. Schwab, alias Robinson who is supposed to have sto len a horse and buggy from a woman near Emporia. . He was overhauled near Burlingame, and confessed to have ta ken the horse and buggy, but as an apology for the crime, claimed that th woman was owing him. He was turned over to the Lyon county authorities. Mrs. Vernole was arrested for dispos ing of mortgaged property and taken to Lyndon where she now languishes m jail. William Thoorp, keeper of a notorious joint and gambling den, was arrested on a state warrant Saturday and taken to Lyondon. School Boys in a Fight Wichita, Kas., Dec. 24. Jess Pink ston, Roy Minnick, Claude Jennings and Frank Jones, all under 20, engaged in a quarrel over a young woman at a. public school entertainment Saturday, and there were some thraats of shooting when the police arrived upon the scene It is alleged that three of the young men made some insulting remarks about Jones girl. The four left the hall and renewed the quarrel in the corridor, when it Is said Jones drew his revolver and threatened to kill the other three. They were all locked up for disorderly conduct. . . . i Railroad Y. M. C. A. to Build Coffeyville, Kas., Dec. 24. Fred B. Shipp, representative of the Railroad Y. M. C. -A., was in the city today, and stated that work on the Coffeyville Railroad Y. M. C. A. building will begin the first of the year. It will be a two- story brick and will cost about $12,000. The citizens of the town have subscribed $1,700. Helen - Gould, $1,000; the Mis souri Pacific employes, $1,500, and the Missouri Pacific railroad the balance. When completed this will be the finest Railroad Y. M. C. A. building in Kan sas. Ditch Company Enters Suit. The ditch company last week com menced suit for $10,000 damages against the township officers of Buffalo town ship for filling a roadway across the ditch. When the courts have estab lished who the Lake Koehn Irrigation company is, there will probably be suits for damages by farmers whose crops have been fnjured by overflowing of the ditch. It would seem "that the ditch people and the farmers cannot get along agreeably without getting into court. Great Bend Democrat, Jessie Morrison's Bond. El Dorado, Dec. 24. Hayward Morri son, brother of Jessie Morrison, said to- dav: "Six wealthy men ot tnis county have volunteered to go on the bond.Ther will qualify for over $100,000. We are in no hurry to file the bond, and it Is not worrying us like it is lots of other peo ple. Jessie is feeling very well and sti'l receives letters of sympathy daily. ' While Mr. Morrison would not say when the bond would be filed, he left the im pression that his sister would eat Christ mas dinner at home. News From Goodland. Goodland, Dee. 24. Goodland and Sherman county will lope two of their best business men about the first of the year. W. E. Comer will engage in the drug trade in Denver, and Chas. F. Weber will locate in Guthrie, Ok., and engage in the grain industry. They have lived here and engaged in business hve and thirteen years respectively. Dr. F. H. Smith, Democratc member of the legislature-elect from Sherman county, will vote for a Democrat for United States senator rather than give any comfort whatever to either Burton or Baker, or any other Republican. He says he can vote with grace for either Overmyer or Johnson. Firebug Johnson as a Lecturer. 1 Parsons, Dec. 24. Firebug Johnson de livered his lecture here to an Intelligent audience of rather small size on ac count of the storm. His lecture is a very plain recital of blood curdling incidents in the Missouri penitentiary, which he says are tacts and can be proven in many instances by official reports. Two men said to be from Jefferson City, were present. Johnson had a suit of convict clothing and was dramatic in some places. "Man's Inhumanity to Man" was his subject. Coffeyville Commercial Club. Coffeyville, Kas., Dec. 24. The an nual meting of the Coffeyville Commer cial club was held last night. The fol lowing board of directors was elected: TIME. ' - if ' 0K00C0K00 I . -a t V THE SOUTHWESTERN FUEL COMPANY, g Tele. 771, 133, Hi. 0000(X0000XOOOOoOOOOOOOOOOOOOO000 C. M. Ball, II. W. Head, G. B. Boswell, J. F. Savage, K. K. W ilson, F. D. Ben son, Daniel AYellsv E. B. Rea and A. Ij. Wagstaff. They are all enterprising citizens and will at once complete the work of locating two or three large In dustries with which the Commercial club has been negotiating. Pensions for Kansans. Washington, Dec. 24. Pensions have been granted to Kansans as follows: Additional Jackson Buckingham, Oska loosa, $10. Increase Adam Turpfe, Argentine, is; Thomas Barron, Chas. $10; Berymon Roberts, Leavenworth. $30. Mexican war widows, special net De cember S Nancy A. Miller. Wlnfield. $S. War with Spain Original) Albert C. Hauson, Ottawa, $10; (widows, etc.) Mary F. Cooper, Bazine, $12. Car of Cattle Burned. Burlington, Kan., Dee. 24. A car load of full-blood Hereford cattle was burned up on a southbound Katy train just south of here. The car was next to tl-.e engine and caught fire from a spark, tu tor the train could be brought back to town and the fire extinguished all of the cattle but three were dead and the three were badlv burned. The cattle were being shipped from here to Caddo, O., by L. Dulancv, who- intended to start a Here ford farm. The car was badly damaged by fire. Holdups at Salina. Salina, Dec. 24. The police department here is at work on two holdup cass which have occurred in the last few nights. Several of the suspects, includ ing Ida Moslfer, "the queen of the band lands," and Alf Shinn, Ross Hatten and a man named Riley have been arrested. These two holdups are the first that have occurred for some time. Emporia Teacher Famts. St. 'Louis. Dec. 24. Alice Bartlett, a school teacher' of Kmporia, Kon., wns taken suddenlv ill In Union station. Shw was en route from Cincinnati. O., to her home, and as she was fatigued by the long journey she fell fainting in Union station. She was pent to the city hospi tal, where her condition was pronounced not serious. Her illness is due to a nerv ous affection. She has been in bad health for soma time. Contested Election Cases. Emporia, Dec. 24. Two election con tests have come to trial In Lyon county and in each case the contest board ha declared that they were prematurely brought. The election of W. A. Snoddy to township trustee was contested by Stephen Hinshaw. The election of J. CI. Kean to the office of prooate judge was contested by M. M. Mason, Republican. Abilene' Temperance Fight Abilene, Dec. 24. The temperance cru sade here by H. O. Fraser. of Topeka, has quieted down. Fraser met with bit ter opposition and has left town. No in junction suits have been started. A. TV. nice ana ai. rsicoiay, eiectea treasurer and president of the local union, have published cards denying that they en couraged anyone from outside to come here, and deny any active connection with the movement. Girl Catches a Coyote. Last Friday a girl of 11 years of age. of the north part of the county, caught a large coyote in a trap and killed and scalped it herself and sent the scalp to town by her father, who delivered it to the county clerk. This is the first time that a girl's name has ben put on the scalp list, as the clerk calls it. Haskell County Republican. Boy Missing From Home. Iola, Kas., Dec. 24. Roy West, a nephew of Register of Deeds Homer P. Fowler, disappeared from his home, early Monday morning, December a, and al though diligent inquiry and a" thorough search have been made no trace of him has yet been found. Young West had been in Iola but a short time. Sudden Death at Emporia. Emporia, Dec. 24. H. D. Porter, editor of the Geneseo, III., Republic, died very suddenly here. He and his wife came here a few days ago on ft visit to his eislf r-in-law. Mrs. Elizabeth Coot. They Intended to start home Saturday. In the morning he complained of not feeling well and exactly an hour afterward he died. Jointkeeper Shoots a Farmer. Salina. Dec. 24. John Bush, a farmer was accidentally shot in the eye Satur day afternoon by J. E. McDaniels, a jointkeeper. McDaniels was shooting at a mark in the bar room of hie joint, ana Bush passed in front of him just as he fired. The ball cut the bridge of the nose and penetrated the left eye, de stroying the aight. Death of Carl H. Briee. Blue Rapids, Dec. 24. Carl IL Brlce, only son jf E. M. Brice. editor of the Blue Rapids Timves, died of typhoid fe ver, at his fathers residence, aged 24 years. IRON LION SCARES A DOG. Chicago Department Store Image - Throws Animal Into a Fit. Chicago, Dec. 24. "Sport," a Great Dane dog, owned by Godfrey Johnson, threw Christmas shoppers into a pania at Washington and fctate streets this af ternoon. Johnson- brought the dog down town for exercise, and all went well with the man and dog until the corner of Washington street was reached and the dog found himself beside one of the big iron lions that guard ad the door of a department store. The minute "Sport saw the lion he went into a fit With a bowl of fear he bounded out into the middle of the street.. In his dash for the street through the crowd the dog upset a half dozen women, whotarrled arms full of purchases, and they added to the noise incident to the dog's discovery of the lion. Johnson had a hard time catching and quieting the dog, but many women will always believe that the animal was mad. Holiday Excursions via. Banta Fa miles west of Missouri river. On. rn for round trip. Tickets on sale Dec. 22, 23. 24. 25 inii SI. 1900. Jan. 1. Anal limit Jan. 2. ooooooooooooocooooooooooo Full I Measure I Is it worth your while to get full weight of bright clean coal? Then let ua fill your next order. LESI3H AITXSSACIXS, ' Ai.SAiT3A3 AOTXHtACXTS, EEHI-AlTTiniACITS, an! 0SAG2 CUT SHA77. 634 Sansas Avenus. Prescribed by ' Doctors, k. - Luxury for FamiHcs. Us4 exclusively in the Santa F and Stormont Hospitals. ... BURTON & BURTON, 1919 East Seward Ave., TOPEKA, KANSAS. Telephone 620-3 Rings. No Danger Of contracting Sickness, If you use Pure Mater That's the kind fur nlshed by the -TopekaWatorGo. TtxErsoira 121 625 Quiflcy Street. lie' i .v. ! "The Overland Route The ONLY DIRECT ROUTE to and from the Pacific Coast" UNION PACIFIC Two train 8 daily from Topeka to Denver and Colorado points. Two train daily from Topeka to Ban Francisco and California point. Two trains daily from Topeka to Bait Lake City and Utah points. Two trains daily from Topeka to Portland ana North I'aeifio CoanC points, with direct oonnecUoaa tor Taeoma and Seattle. Buffet Smoking and Library Cars, with Barber Shop and PieaHant Read ing Rooms. Doubie Drawing Room Palace- Sleepers, Dining Cars, Meals m la Carte, Ilntsch Light. K A. LEWIS, City Ticket Agent. J. a FULTON. Xspot Airent tolti&biiij! llliiiii: CIIORTEOT LINE. COLORADO FLYER. Holiday Excursions via. Banta Fa Route. Tickets on Bale to points within ? miles west of Jlisourt river. One fars for round trip. Tickets on aale 11, 23, 24. 25 and El. 1!X0, Jan. 1, tinaj ltnut Jan. LJ Lz3 UVj u LzsUU