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TOPEKA STATE JOOTlXAIi, TUESDAY EVENING, DECT2MBER 23, 1900.
3 WOMANS Women as-Well as Ilea-Suffer and Are; Made; Miserable by Kidney and Bladder Troobles. To Prove what Swamp-Root, the Great Kidney Remedy, will do for YOU, Every Reader of the "State Journal" May Have a Sample Bottle Sent Free by Mail. Among the many famous cures of Ewamp-Root Investigated by the State Journal none seem to speak higher of the wonderful curative properties of this great kidney remedy than the one we publish this week for the benefit cf our readers. Mrs. H. N. Wheeler of 117 High Rock St.. Lynn, Ma-ss., writes: "About IS months ago I had a. very severe spell of sickness. I was extremely sick, for three weeks, and when 1 finally was able to leave my bed 1 was left with excruciating: fains in my back. My water at times uoked very like coffee. I could pass but little at a time, and then only after suf fering great pain. My physical condition was such that. I had no strength and was all run down. The doctors said my kid neys were not affected, but 1 felt certain that they were the. cause of rny trouble, aiv -sister, Mrs. C E. I.ittlefield of Lynn, advised me to g-ive Ir. Kilmer's Swamp Koot a trial. 1 procured a bottle and in tide of three days commenced to gret re lief. I followed up that bottle with an other, and at the completion of this one found I was completely cured. My strength returned and today 1 am as well as ever. My business is that of can vasser. I am on my feet a great deal of the time, and have to use much energy In getting around. My cure is, therefore, all the more remarkable, and is exceedingly gratifying to me." MRS. H. N. "WHEELER. Swamp-Root will do just as much for any housewife whose back is too weak How to Find Out If You Need SWAMP-ROOT. Is their work. So when your kidneys are weak or out of order you can under stand how quickly your entire body is affected, and how every organ seems to fail to do its duty. If you are sick or "feel badly, begin taking the famous new discovery, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, because as soon as your kidneys are well they will help aK the other organs to health. A trial will convince anyone. Many women suffer untold misery because the nature of their disease is not correctly understood. They are led to believe that womb trouble or female weakness of some sort is tesponsible for the many ills that beset womankind. Neuralgia, nervousness, headache, puffy or dark circles under the eyes, iheumatism. a dragging pain or dull ache In the back, weakness or bearing down sensation, profuse or scanty supply or urine, with strong odor, frequent desire to pass it night or day, with scalding or burning sensation these are all unmistakable signs of kidney and bladder trouble. If there is any doubt In your mind as to your condition, take from your urine on rising about four ounces, place it in a glass or bottle and let it stand twenty-four hours. If on examination it is milky or cloudy, if there is a brick dust settling, or if small particles float about in it, your kidneys are in need of Immediate attention. Other symptoms showing that you need Swamp-Root are sleeplessness, diz ziness, irregular heart, breathlessness, sallow, unhealthy complexion, plenty of ambition but no strength. Swamp-Koot is pleasant to take, and is used in the leading hospitals, rec ommended by physicians in their private practice, and is taken by doctors themselves, because they recognize in it the greatest and most successful rem edy that scince has ever been able to t-ompound. If you are alrea-dy convinced that Swamp-Root is what you need, you can purchase the regular fifty-cent and one-dollar bottles at the drug stores every where. ; EDITORIAL NOTICE Swamp-Root, the great Kidney, Liver and Blad der remedy, i3 so remarkably successful that a special arrangement has been made by which ail of our readers who have not already tried it may have a sample bottle sent absolutely free by mail. Also a book telling all about kid ney and bladder troubles and containing many of the thousands upon thousands of testimonial letters received from men and women cured by Swamp-Root. Be sure and mention reading this generous offer in the Topeka Daily State Journal when sending your address to Dr. Kilmer & Co., BInghamton, N. Y. FULL OF TROUBLE. Departure of Americana and Their Goods From Paris. Paris, Dec. 25. Thirty cars forming part of the United States government exhibit at the Paris exposition were suddenly laid under embargo at Havre, the railroad company declining to sur render them pending payment of a 5.710 francs. This extraordinary action, seriously delaying the departure of the United States auxiliary cruiser Prairie from Havre for New York, with the govern ment exhibits, was made the subject of format protest to the French government by United States Ambassador Porter. The company bases its claim on de murrage charges on freight in cars when the goods were brought to the ex position for installation. Some time ago the claim was submitted, and Major Brackett, secretary of the commission, investigated it and concluded that it had no foundation, as some of the cars charged against the American govern ment never contained exhibits, while the others were cars utilized by private ex hibitors and not therefore chargeable to the United States. Major Brackett thereupon endeavored to secure a settlement, but without avail. The matter dragged along through the summer, the secretary of the American commission repeatedly expressing his willingness to settle any Just claim against the United States. When Major Brackett was informed by the United States agent at Havre, he wired him instructions to pay to the company 500 francs in the presence of I'gal authorities, and at the same time to enter a claim against the company for 10,000 francs, as damage for obstruc tion and delay. "Last summer tlie company submitted a bill fcr 32,78": francs for freight charges against the commission," he said today, "and pressed for payment. Pending an explanation of items I paid 25,000 francs on account, at the same time asking for details. When these were furnished I discovered that the commission had been charged with 4.1P3 francs which should frave been charged to the Compagnie ienerale Trans-Atlantic, , while 110 francs should have been charged to pri vate exhibitors; the company is there fore obliged to make a rebate." Should Wednesday bring a solution. Major Brackett will probably pay the FOOD MEDICINE Scott's emulsion of cod-liver oil is equally food and medi cine. A little of it sets the stomach at work on some easy food that is medicine. How does it "set the stomach at work?" By making strength : by creating strength : by turn ing the oil into body and life that is food. We'll send you a little to try, it yen !IVe. SCOTT & BOWS , 409 Pearl street, New Yaik. KIDNEYS. to perform her necessary work, -who la always tired and overwrought, who feels that the cares of life are more than she can stand. It Is a boon to the weak and ailing. MRS, H. N. WIEELEB, It used to be considered that only urinary and bladder troubles were to be traced to the kid neys, but now modern science proves that nearly all diseases have their beginning in the disorder of these most important organs. Th kidnevs filter nnd rturifv th( hlonr! thnt rest of the claim under protest in or der to not delay further the sailing of the Prairie. At the same time he will enter a claim for damages. Some trouble arose also with Philip Lazies, the contractor who built the na tional pavilion. He wrote the Ameri can commissioner December 17, saying the last letter from General Peck was not satisfactory and asking when the building would be turned over to him for demolition. Two days later he no tified the commission that he intended to take possession and begin destruction. He in turn was nformed that the build ing would be placed under his cojitrol December 20, and at a formal meeting he was notified that the commission would receive certain furnishing not supplied by him, a proposition to which his representative did not object. Saturday night, while the American custodian of the building, assisted by two workmen, was removing material belonging to the United States a force of police arrested all three on the ground that they were taking goods which did not belong to them. It is said that Ijizies brought about the arrests. Major Brackett secured their release. Lazies served him with a legal notice that he would not accept the pavilion in its present shape and would demand damages .for delay. The Frenchman will now be held to strict terms of the contract, which includes demolition, and a counterclaim will be entered of a for feit of 200 francs daily from March 15, the date when the contract called for completion, to June 23, together with a claim of 2,000 francs for defective con struction, as the roof leaked and cer tain furnishings were ruined. More than this, there will be a special claim of 2.000 francs if it can be proved that M Lazies brought about the arrests, making a total of 26,800 francs. Another bone of contention may be the settle ment of the restaurant concession in the American pavilion, which has not been paid for. LANTERN IS FOUND Which. Kidnapers Used to Flag Mr. Cudahy. Omaha, Dec. 25 Seven and one-half miles west of Omaha, on Center street, about a quarter of a mile west of Crad dock grove, on the south side of the road, was found Thursday morning the lantern with the white and black ribbon? attached which was used to "flag" Mr. Cudahy in his drive. It was found bv two sons of a farmer, on their way to school. They picked up the lantern, supposing left by movers, who might have camped at that point over night. The lantern was immediately placed in possession of a constable who brought it to Omaha. Todav two trouser legs ! and an undershirt sleeve were found buried beneath the snow near the fence adjoining the road. The finding of the lantern settles beyond all question of doubt the exact location as to the point which the kidnapers received their ran som. It also gives the authorities an im portant clew. The trouser legs wrere intended for treasure bags, are of black clay worsted, and had been patched in the seat. The trouser legs were cut off mid-way be tween the knee and the hips. When the lantern was picked up it was filled with oil and the wick showed had been used recently. Near where the lantern was found a number of ears of corn, a part of the kernals yet remaining on the cobs, indicating that a horse had been fed there very recently. Tracks were observable in the soft earth, showing .that a horse had been tied near wher3 ) the lantern was found. ; On the wire fence was a piece of cont mon white wrapping twine, which had . evidently he'd the lantern in place while I being used as a signal to Mr. Cudahy. RAILROADJIEVS. Ousting of News Agents a Gen eral More. The System Is a Relic of Bygone Times. TRAIN-BOY MUST GO. Departs With Old Hand Brake and Old Time Brakeman. He Annoys Passengers and Charges Exorbitantly. The Erie railway system is the latest to issue orders abolishing train boys or "news butchers." On all trains on its system west of Salamanca, N. Y.,. the order goes into effect December 31 at mid night. East of that point just one month later. Managers of railways in all part3 of the country are considering abolition of the train news agent. Several of the larger companies have given notice of the abro gation of the train news agencies, until the Erie the last two being the Chicago & Alton and the Philadelphia & Reading roads. On many of the lines the contracts with the news agencies will not be canceled.but will be changed so that there will be no agents on trains.. The news companies will continue to control stands in sta tions at the principal points and have ex clusive right to sell newspapers on trains stopping at these places. "These news agents on trains ought ot have been dropped years ago," said a local passenger agent. "They are of no value whatever, except, perhaps, to sell newspapers when trains are approaching large cities. The literature they handle is usually of an ancient vintage and the prices asked are all the way from 50 to 100 per cent higher than the stuff may be purchased in any book store in the country. "The same is true of the fruit and can dies sold by the 'peanut boy.' It is usu ally unfit for any person to eat and seven or eight prices are asked for it. Then these fellows that is, many of them anything but honest. They receive, as a general proposition, 10 per cent of the re tail price of everything they sell. How do they wear diamonds, support their fam ilies, or even exist on that? Many a coun tryman could probably tell you to his sor row. No, the train news agent is going. It does not pay the agencies any more ex cept in a few spots in the country, and there is absolutely no demand for them on the part of the traveling public. "Nowadays people going on journeys lay in supplies of books and magazines be fore starting. The business is a relic of the past, like the old hand brake and the old time brakeman. It is passing and giv ing place to more modern ideas. The sta tion news agency is the thing of the fu ture in this line and its office will be principally to handle newspapers." The president of the Philadelphia & Reading railroad was responsible for the abolition of train news agents on that system. He was making a tour of inspec tion recently, using the regular passen ger trains. He wanted a certain book to read when he got oft the train one night and bought it of the news agent. The price asked was just 100 per cent 1 higher than he knew the price to be in book stores. He became indignant over the incident and as soon as he reached his office he dictated an order forbidding news agents further privilege on the Phil adelphia & Reading trains. A train boy offered to sell a trashy book to the president of the Lehigh Val ley, ana tney were soon catiea on tnat road. These incidents started the other roads to meditation over the novel reform and recently, at an informal conference of of ficials with power to act in the matter, it was decided to consider seriously the proposition to do away with the mercan tile trainmen, who for many years had been at once the subject of admiration and objurgation on the part of the trav eling public. In just what form the action ending in the train peddlars'- undoing will crystal lize cannot, of course, yet be predicted, but it Will come about, and that, too, at an early day. The railroad officials saw that, whi.e the rank and file of the pas sengers will at first miss the familiar nag ging of the insistent and none too polite youngsters and perhaps will feel ag grieved at trying to buy book or candy in vain, they will soon become used to it and thank the men responsible for the abolition of what is regarded for the most part as a nuisance. NORTHERN PACIFIC REFUSES. Declines to Treat With. Its Telegraph ers as 0. R. T. Men. L Paul. Dec. 25. As a result of a con ference held here between President Mellen and Vice President Kendrick t the Northern Pacific, that company ser.t a lengthy communication to the com mittee of telegraphers in session at St. Paul notifying them that the Northern Pacific could not consistently consent to adopt in toto the rules submitted by the committee in behalf of the Northern Pa cific branch of the Order of Railway Telegraphers. Neither could the com pany see its way clear to treat with the Order of Railway Telegraphers as an organized body but would cheerfully treat with the telegraphers as a body of Northern Pacific employes. The com munication stated that many of the rules which the committee wanted adopted were already in effect but were worded differently. The rules submit ted by the committee were the same as those submitted by similar committees all over the country to their respective lines. They were so worded that any road adopting them will recognize th telegraphers as an organized and incor porated body rather than individual em ployes. The communication gave the company's reasons and outlines what the committee could expect. The committee was invited to make such further requests as might be de sired and the company agreed to con sider them in a spirit of fairness. ALL RAILROADS AGREE. G. A. R, Executives Can No Longer Hide Behind Kate Question. "W. J. Black, general passenger agent of the Santa Fe, yesterday served notice on the Western Passenger association that he would make a rate of 1 cent per mile for the G. A. R. encampment in Denver. His rate takes in the country east and west of the Missouri river. Mr. Black says: "You can advise the G. A. R. commit tee that the Santa Fe has served notics on Chairman McLeod of the Western Passenger association that we will make a rate of 1 cent per mile from all points on our line east and west of the Mis souri river for the G. A. R. encampment in Denver, next year, provided it is held some time in September. This leaves 110 room for doubt that we are in favor of a rate of 1 cent per mile for the occasion of the encampment." The telegram from Mr. Black was to J. P. Hall, general agent of the Santa Fe passenger department at Denver in reply to a query relative to the rate sent him by Mr. Hall. The action of the Santa Fe covers its entire system, from Chicago. Galveston and San Francisco to Denver This road, with the Burlington, Rock Island and Milwaukee systems, virtually covers the entire country west of Chicago and it RHEUMATISM When Prof. Munyon says his RHEU MATISM CURE will cure rheumatism there isn't any guesswork about it there isn't any false statement about it. It sim ply cures. It does just exactly what he says it will do. It cures more quickly than people expect. It cures without leav ing any ill effects. It is a splendid stom ach and nerve tonic, as well as a positive cure for rheumatism. All ' the Munyon remedies are just as reliable. Any druggist 25c vial. The Guide to Health is free, so is medical ad vice if you write to Broadway and 2tith St., New York. was said yesterday that the Union Pa cific would come into the fold today. It is now certain that the rate will be granted by the railroads and Comman der Rassieur of the G. A. R., according to tailroad men, can no longer hide be hind the rate question in his fight aga:nst Denver. It is said that the fight against Denver is also backed by Ad jutant General Skerritt of the G. A. P., wh) lives in Piqua, Ohio, and, therefore, wants the encampment in Cleveland. RAILROAD PROBLEM. Legalized Pooling, Concentration or Government Control Must Come. "What will be the future of American railroads is a very interesting problem. Combinations grow every day. The lit tle jerkwater lines awe amalgamated with the big fellows who are constantly reaching out to the tips of the network of veins and arteries to accumulate bus iness. Competition is keen and the problem grows more complex every day. Paul Morton, second vice president of the Santa Fe road, has a timely and in teresting article in this week's Indepen dent on "The Railroads and the People." He maintains that one of three things is bound to come to the transportation business of the country legalized pool ing, concentration of ownership or gov ernment control. EXPORTS TO JAPAN. Santa Fe Carrying 350 Cars of Rails to Orient. Three hundred and fifty empty cattle cars were ordered from Argentine to Joliet, 111., yesterday, by the Santa Fe. The ears wilrbe used in transferring steel rails from that place to San Fran cisco. From that port they -will be cargoed to Japan. Ran Theatrical Special. To enable the Edouard Strauss Vienna orchestra to make a California connec tion the Santa Fe ran a special train of two coaches and a baggage car from Fort Worth, Texas, to Newton, Kan., on Saturday. The orchestra of fifty people, bound for Los Angeles, left Fort "Worth at 7 a. m. and arrived at Newton at 7:40 p. m., in time for No. 17. The distance is 415 miles. SANTA FE LOCALS. Peter Butler has gone to work In the roundhouse. George Galletly of the roundhouse is laying off today. Frank Cole is on the sick list. Engineer James Thomas is laying off. No. 2306 was taken down to Meriden for a breaking in by Engineer Amos Beeler and Fireman Hub McNeeley. HIS EXPENSIVE DROP-OFF Cost an Old Police Court Offender 25 Days on the Rock Pile. C. Love, colored, an old offender, was before the police court yesterday af ternoon on the charge of being drunk. Love was ordered to leave the city some time ago, and did go, but he returned Sunday and started trouble at 415 Kan sas avenue. He wanted to enter the place, but was refused admittance, so he broke in the glass door with his fist. Judge Magaw asked him why he had returned after being warned to keep away, and Love answered that he was just: passing through and dropped off. "Well, that little drop off will be ex tended by twenty-five days," said the judge as he entered a $25 fine opposite the name of Love on the police docket. "1 think that will hold you for awhile. The next time you 'drop off' I will make it a little longer." AT THE PLAY LAST NIGHT. Cole and Johnson, in "A Trip to Coon town," drew a large house at the Craw ford last night. The chorus work of the company is good, and the singing of the "Holy City" and the other songs by Floyd V. Gibbs pleased the audience. Murphy and Slater did one of the clever est dancing turns seen in Topeka this season. The first act opened with Cap tain Fleetfoot coming down the center of the stage at the head of the Coon town regiment. Captain Fleetfoot is Burt Murphy and because of a smooth place in the boards Mr. Captain Fleet foot's fleet feet went out from under him, much to his discomfiture, during the course of his evolutions before his regiment. Miss Edna Alexander, so prano, received a great deal of; ap plause. LET OFF EASILY. Patrick Laughton Must Serve Two Tears in Penitentiary. Judge Hazen yesterday sentenced Pat rick Laughton to two years in the peni tentiary. Laughton was found guilty of attempting to assault Gertrude DeMos a 7 year old colored girl last August. A motion for a new trial had been filed but was overruled yesterday and the sentence was passed. WHITE CAPPERS ABROAD. Charles Anderson Says He Has Been Ordered to Leave Town." Charles Anderson, colored, reported to the police yesterday that a lot of men, he thought about 20, had called upon him at his home in North Topeka and informed him that he must leave the town. He said that they had accused him of taking their chickens and pro tested his innocence. The whitecap fever seems to be work ing on the North side since the tarring of Plato. Worse Than San J uan. Crawfordsville, Ind.. Dec. 23. Joe Douglass shot and fatally wjunded Frank Farrish and Chas.Doyle, who had called at his house to see his wife, who was away. The men went to the rear door and failing to get a response, kick ed it open. Douglass confronted them and fired through a window with a shot gun, tearing Parrish's face off. A second shot was poured into Doyle's back at a distance of 15 feet. There had been trou ble on account of Parrish's attentions to Douglass' wife for some time. Doyle was a soldier at San Juan hill. HIGH SCHOOL FIGHT. Elk County Continues to Battle Over the Proposition. Elk county Is getting ready to renew the fight for a. county high school. The friends of the project feaj- that the law passed by the legislature will be repealed, thus making the erection of their high school impossible. An organization has been formed to pre vent the repeal of the law and members of the legislature are receiving the fol lowing letter: The people of this, Elk, county are en gaged in a high school fight. Possibly you may know something of these con tests, since, if our information is correct, very few county high schools have been established in the state without fierce op position. At the last session of our legislature a law was enacted establishing a county high school for Elk county, to be located here at Howard, the county seat. Examine pages 2 and 3 of the pamphlet which we herewith, inclose you. A fight was organized against the school, especially in the southern part of the county, and the two county commission ers from that part of the county, being in sympathy with the fight, refused to ap point a board of trustees for the school. The supreme court, in an action to com pel the commissioners to act, held the law valid in all respects, and granted the relief. See (Jl Kan., page W. Then the board, through the two opposing members, appointed trustees who were also antag onistic to the school and they refused to select a site or certify a levy to the commissioners, and proceedings are now pending before the supreme court to com pel action at the hands of this board. Since the action was commenced, how ever, the trustees have selected a site and the city of Howard has conveyed the same to the county. Howard is located in the center of Elk county, on the Emporia branch of the A., T. & S. P., which intersects the South ern Kansas at Moline, nine miles south. The Southern Kansas runs through the southern part of the county, east and west, and on this road are located five small towns, of more or less importance. From these towns and that part of the county, you can readily see, comes the principal part of the opposition to this school. Naturally a few oppose it from the standpoint of taxation. An effort will be made in the coming legislature to repeal this law, and the peo ple of Elk county who are in favor of edu cation and of progress along educational lines, through this committee, desire to ask that you use your influence in sup port of this law and that you vote against its repeal. The county needs the school and is amply able to support it. You will be convinced of this if you have the time and inclination to look over the little pamphlet heretofore referred to, and es pecially the last six pages. Give this school your support, and five years after its establishment ten men will not be found in the county averse to ex tending you a vote of thanks. Trusting that, in the cause of educa tion, you will not lose sight of this mat ter, and the request here made, we beg to remain, yours respectfully, ELK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL COM MITTEE. By A. T. AYRES, Secretary. MARRIAGES BOOMING. Christmas Still a Favorite Day For Love Sick Couples. Yesterday was marriage license day in the probate judge's office. Nine licenses were issued and two marriages were performed by Judge Dolman. The young people seemed to think that the proper way to celebrate the holidays was to get married so they hied them selves to the court house and asked for the written permission of the judge. It was granted for the asking (and three dollars) except in one case where the girl was only 17 and the consent of the parents was demanded in that case. It was forthcoming and the license was issued. Albert Becker and Marie Lorenz, of Manitou. Colo., and Scott Able and Kliza Williams, of Perry, were married by the judge in the office. The other couples were married by preachers in the evening. Licenses were issued to the following: Albert Becker and Marie Lorenz, of Manitou, Colo.; Warren C. Fox and Ada Hunter, of Oakland; A. K. Schwartz and Bernice E. Rogers, of Herington, Kan.; J. L. Dolan and Martha Drain, of Topeka; Henry C. Suggs, of Rich Hill, Mo., and Leona P. Wolff, of Topeka; T. Tolman A. Clements and Daisy E. Brown, of Topeka; Scott Able and Eliza Williams, of Perry; William Houser and Mamie Behler, of Topeka: William Coleman and Grace Retter, of Menoken. TAKE 300 FOUNDS OF BRASS Appearances Indicate That These Two Boys Were Busy.. William Fuloher and Henry Johnson, two colored boys, were arrested yester day and spent Christmas in the county jail. They are charged with stealing brass from the Rock Island and Union Pacific railroad companies. About 300 pounds of brass was sold to a second-hand dealer named McMillan, who admits that he got it from the boys. Officer Hall worked up the case. Oom Paul Braces Up. London, Dec. 25. "Since the Nooitge daclit affair." says the correspondent of the Daily Mail at The Hague, "Mr. Kru ger has become stiff necked. He now scornfully rejects all private suggestions in the nature of peace overtures." Gen. Pole-Carew who has returned from South Africa, will marry Lady Beatric3 Frances Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the Marquis of Ormond. He is 61 years of age and she is under 25. Railway Service Restored. Cape Town, Dec. 25. Regular railway service between CapeTown and De Aaar has been restored. The report of the de struction of a bridge south of De Aar turns out to be incorrect; only a culvert was damaged. Trains are running from De Aar to Kimberley irregularly. There are considerable delays elsewhere as tha result of heavy rains. "Cure the cough and save the life." Dr. Wood's Norway Pine Syrup cures coughs and colds, down to the very verge of consumption. HAVE HAD THEIR DAY. Local Treatments for Catarrh Rele gated to the Rear. The surest and safest treatment for any form of Catarrh is an internal rem edy which acts specifically upon the blood and mucous membranes. Such a remedy is the new preparation sold ev erywhere by druggists as Stuart's Ca tarrh Tablets, a medicine in pleasant tablet form. These tablets contain in highly con centrated form, well known germ anti ceptics like sanguinaria, guaiacol. Red Gum and similar curative elements, and no one who suffers from any f own of catarrh, and has experienced the ineffi ciency and inconvenience of powders, sprays and inhalers will ever go back to such antiquated remedies after once try ing so pleasant a treatment as Stuart's Catarrh Tablets and one which gives so much relief in so short a time. Druggists sell Stuart's Catarrh Tab lets at fifty cents for full sized package and their daily use will effectually cure this troublesome and dangerous diseas.'. The danger from catarrh is that it is a short road to consumption, to chronic stomach catarrh and to catarrh of livrr and kidneys Most cases of deafness aie caused from stoppage of the Eustachian tube as a result of catarrh. WIRELESS TELEPHONY. - -From the Chicago News. Wireless telephony was successfully demonstrated by an experiment yester day afternoon at the headquarters of the Citizens Telephone company in th Hughes building. The experiment was In charge of N. Schellenger of the Amer ican Electric Telephone company, Chi cago, who has been putting in a new switchboard here. In a dispute with one of the electricians in the employ of the telephone company.Schellenger made the assertion that wireless telephony was not only possible, but that he could suc cessfully demonstrate it. A wager or t-5 resulted and Schellenger won the bet. The experiment was repeated a num ber of times for those interested in elec tricity and it created somewhat of a sensation. Schellenger made use of two telephones in the workroom of the com pany on the sixth floor of the building, and he connected them by means of a split ray of sunlight. The 'phones are on opposite walls of the room, which is about 18 feet in width. The "phone on the west wall is placed close to a win dow. Immediately above it the experi menter nailed a wooden brace, attached to the end of which was a sheet of al uminum. After darkening the room i hole was cut in the curtain large enough to admit a ray of light twice the size of the aluminum sheet. The sheet was so arranged that it would cut the ray half in two. On the opposite wall the experimenter placed another and much larger sheet of aluminum. Each sheet was connect ed by a single wire with the telephone near it. and the large sheet was placed where it would catch the ray of light divided by the metal placed over the aperture In the curtain. Both 'phones were supplied with ground wires, but there was absolutely no connection between them, other than by the divided ray of light. When ev erything was in readiness Schellenger went to the telephone at the west wall while an employe of the company went to that at the other end of the room. The experimenter turned the crank and the two 'phones rang the conversation was carried on for some minutes. A Daily News reporter who used the wireless 'phone after the first experi ment found it in excellent working or der Sound was transmitted as clearly as if the instruments had been connect ed in the regulation way. Mr.Schellenger witnessed a similar ex periment connected recently in Chicago. "Wireless telephony," he said, "is only an experiment now, but its possibilities are many. Marconi's experiments wit.i wireless telegraphy at first did not give more promise of practicability than have these experiments and there is no telling what will come of it. I have used al uminum plates, but copper can be used with almost the same success. Up to the present time these experiments have not been successful in the open air ex cept by the use of a searchlight . It makes no difference how long the room is, just so you can throw the ray of light across and divide it in this manner. The principle is simple and any electric ian can conduct the experiment if he has it explained to him." TOPEKA GIRL ESCAPES. Leaves Leavenworth Home For Friendless But Is Recaptured. A dispatch from Leavenworth says: "Four young mothers, each with babies ranging in age from 2 weeks to 3 months made their escape at break of day yes terday morning from the home of th friendless in this city. They are: Ella Betner Atkinson of Council Grove, Ma bel Collier of Topeka. Edna Dyer of Em poria and Dora Fulding of St Joseph. "As soon as the escape of the girls was discovered Officers Brady and Murphy were detailed to run them down, and they soon learned that they had walked to Lansing, and purchased tickets to Lawrence over the Santa Fe. The offi cers of that town were communicated with, and in the afternoon the authori ties received a message that the mothers with their babes had been arrested, and were safely housed awaiting orders from here. The sheriff of Douglas county demanded $5 for each of the girls as a reward for their arrest. "The eldest of the girls is not yet 20 All are said to belong to good families The escape had been planned Tor some days, and Ella Atkinson appeared to b possessed of funds sufficient to purchase tickets for all four. "The girls are to be returned to the home, and will reach here today. Sheriff Everhardy going after them last even ing." SNAP SHOTS AT HOME NEWS Seven men were arrested for being drunk last night. Three extra carriers were put on to help deliver the mail yesterday. The Woodmen of the World will hold a masked ball at Metropolitan hall to night P. L. Soper, United Stages district at torney for the Indian Territory, is here spending Christmas with his family. The tickets for the Twentieth Century Inaugural Fete have been placed on sale at Stansfield's, Woolverton's, Moore's, Kellam's and Arnold's. "Santa Claus' Charm" is the name of a pretty Christmas cantata given last night by seventy members of the First English Lutheran church. M. F.. Wendt, of Shawnee, Kas., has offered $200 reward for the arrest and conviction of the thief who stole his three horses on December 11. Chas. Hanford, in "Private John Allen," is playing a matinee at the Crawford this afternoon. The perform ance will be repeated tonight. Ex-State Treasurer O. L. Atherton, of Russell, is In Topeka today. He savs he is confident his man Burton will win out for United States senator. The entertainment preceding the ball at the Twentieth Century Inaugural' Fete will be from 8 to 0:30 o'clock. A number of interesting things have been arranged for. Watch parties will be more numerous than ever this New Years. The reason for it is that none may ever have the opportunity of sitting up to watch the a new century come In A case has been filed in the supreme court by S. B. Osborne, of Dodge City, to test the right of the school board to prevent a child who has not been vacci nated from attending school. The city of Leavenworth has sued its water company in the supreme court to compel the filing of its annual state ment. The state board of agriculture is in receipt of a letter from a German grain dealer, Mr. S. Cohen, saying that Kan sas wheat has captured the German millers. He desires to represent reli able Kansas grain dealers in his city, Mayence-on-tne-Rhine, Germany. The Elks are making preparations to attend the performance of "A Broken Heart" at the Crawford. Wednesday night, in a body. A number of the mem bers of the "Broken Heart" company are members of the Eiks lodge, and a banquet at the club rooms after the show will probably be one of the fea tures. "Little Colds" neglected thousands of lives sacrificed every year. Dr. Wood's Norway Pine Syrup cures little colds cures big colds, too, down to the very verge of consumption NIGHT-SWEATS arise from weakness of the whole sys tem caused by disordered ktUueys. They are rapidly followed by the ex treme stages of Bright' s Disease, Dia betes, Heart Disease, Paralysis or Chronic Female Weakness. If you suspect that your Kidneys are Affected, place some of the urine passed on arising in the morning i.i a bottla and let it stand for 12 hours. If brick dust or other sediment is found, it is positive proof that you need treatment. BOKROW'l fo-ns-oios are an absolute specific lor every form of Kidney Disease, and their wonderful efficacy is guaranteed by a forfeit of $ 50 for every case they will not cure. peflfil. rarer! by ICId-ae-otd. In wrlttos tfc.m plea. mcIos. .tamped addreucd eot.lop.. J. T. Buwy. 11.1 .Srnrcant ; LTMWOith Hnry SHIfT. TftUor. Ijt n enorth J. K. Oliver. Carpenter. Invenworth Kuben H. Grtawold, ldirr's Homr. InT-nworto M. C. CaT&naneri. JoUlier's Home. 1 cuiaortb M, Perry, 706 Dakota at.. Iravriiwiri h A. R. Illahop. ore at.. Iavenwrih WHHaro Stevens, .Soiilirr'a Home, t-avrnwnrtll Robert Ru.wU, Soklier'fl Home. I,e .-enworUl F. F. Hurhea, tlltl) & Maiilaort ats., 1-aveuworli Wm. fihaekeilord. Leavenworth Cba-a. P. IxmpR-ood, 504 Mil a"., TeT.n worth Ik Uernevteln, t!9 OHae at. Leavcnwoith Morrow's Kid-ne-oids are not pi'Is, but Yellow Tablets and sell at fifty cents a box at drug stores. JOHN MORROW A CO.. SPRINQrlLO. O. WE'LL DO TOTO gATTLIITG XIX3S7 Topeka Transfer Co. 509 Kansas Avknce. Office Tel. 320. House Tel. S95. T. P. Bacon-, Trop. tWBXtl MB ABOUT hlOBAOK. FREE ELECTRIC BELT CFFEU toWf L v' TiM m you. own l W l J H T t K & A S f t W 1 H 1 f 3 lit. L . ; .su.- --s.M. .. i i.fiiv num. nrr- nr.r. -:' ..- ent:ro-4lf.rrnara:n. Cf15S ' ' s A'MOST WMMtHrj oo-nj.Hr-.tl wtui most all rthr tr.tm-iiiH. tar, wh-n u vier trU fegu, ip!lnM tarf r-Brdl fail. Ql K t L:. HI fr moratl-usAfMiailmenta. OS I, K hi HFil H lot WLUurvum dinatii. CRkncHM arid diriJr. f or '''- bchIwI fonfldent ml ontatoi'itn. ut ihtm 4wi illliiiu, SEARS, ROEBUCK A. CO., Chicago. CIIDLXEY CArS I CAST IROX Ash Pit Doors, Grates, Thresholds, Pig Troughs, Etc. TOPEKA FOUNDRY 2nd and Jackson. MONEY TO LOAN. ' Monthly payments. Long or Short Time. Privilege to pay. ; Capitol Duilding and Loaa Assoi.'a 534 KANSAS AVE. TQFEKA HACK AXD LIVERY STABLE W. T. I.awlkii, Proprietor. SioQuincy Street. New rubber-tired rijrs. Wanted Horses to board. Call 'phone 170 tor Hacks ab ono-half regular rates. "BrBuWs Cures all Throat and l.unjj Affrction. COUGH SYRLiP Vis sure Salvation Oil cure Kneumuttsm. igdi eta. ILLUSTRATED LECTURE On tb6 Grand Cation of Arizona. Th LaxHs" Mupfc club ha M't urf-l Mr. N. M. BriRliam. the l.'I.ratp.l turer, for the evening f January 4. when he will dPliVfT his illuntratcl lt-r-lure on the "lranrl Canon." It will ba given ut the First Christian church. Pe Wilt's l.lttlo Knrlv Ilirrn re 1.itri(y llttlp piilH, but they rwver f.iil to ci'':ti the liver, remove olM run ioim hih! Invig orate tha Hystem. At hII drug litui ej. Holiday Kates. The Missouri Pacific will sell tiik"!s December 23. 24. I!."., HI ami -anuary 1, between all points within L'OO tni es dis tance, at rate if one fare for the rnuti I trip, with minimum of 50 cents Chil dren, between 5 and 12 years half f;ire. Tickets limited for return to January 2. There Is But One Grand Canon. Xt Is In Arizona, sixty-five miles from the railroad. This Is the- teal Oranil Canon the sublimest of frorg-s: th- Titan of Chasms. Mr Ni't M. i::l;;ha!u will deliver his Illustrated lecture 0,1 ti "Urand Canon" under the ai)Klces of the Ladles' Music club at the I'ii Christian church. January 4, i:mL Now Is the tine? when croup nnd liimr troubles prove rnjiidiy f.ital. The -!,iv harmless remeilv iloit prolines lrnn?e!bii results Is Oi'p Minute C'otih Cure. h very pleasant to lnke and ran he reih1 upon to quickly cure coughs, cohls end alt lung" diseases, it will prevent consump tion. Holiday Rates. The Missouri J'aiifir wiil sell iiVtH December 22, 23, ', atid January 1, between all points, within t'oo nilh-s dis tance, ot rate of one far- for ttie round trip, with minimum of rt cents. Chii dren between u and 2 years half iai. Tickets limited tor return to January 2.