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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 27, 1900.
ti'ir';.' iV Cleanses the -System Gently- and Effectually when bilious or costive. Presents iit tAe most accepfaMeann the iaratjre principles ef pjantr A noun to ict most ienefjcialy: TO GET ITS BENEFICIAL EFFECTS BUY THE GENUINE MANFfc. BY CALIFORNIA FIG STRUPCOl SAN FRANCISCO. CAL. LOUISVILLE . (CT. HEW YORK, N.Y for safe by druggists pritr.SOt per loftf. E. e. DSK0S8. L. WL FEfTWKLL. t DeMOSS & I PENVVELL Funeral Directors and Embalmers. 1Tiif JIm QaiiIii r an able prices. , 511 Quincy St., Topeka, Kan. Telepbono 19a. A MINK FAHM. From the Chicago Tribune. 1 K. JC. Harvey of Lake Mills, Wis., Is the rounder of a. new and novel Indus try. His Strang little "farm" has no Known counterpart. Mink raising is Mr. Harvey's specialty, and he is the first man to attempt to domesticate the queer rodents, whose beautiful furry coats make such an important feature of the feminine toilet. Mr. Harv ey has only been in the mink business for a. year, but ha3 found it not only wonderfully engrossing, but highly Jirofitable. The naimals hae lived and thrived in captivity, his collection, having- been constantly increased by the birth of cubs and the capture of large minks, and dealers have gladly ex changed from the precarious and unre liable supply furnished by trappers to that of Mr. Harvey -whenever they re quired skins. The '"minkery," as Mr. Harvey calls It, is thirty-four feet long and twenty two wide, the yard being twelve by ten. Surrounding the inclosure is a fence eix feet high, and above th yard are stretched planks to prevent the minks from getting orut. "The greatest difficulty about operat ing a mink farm is to keep the animals from escaping," said Mr. Harvey. "I do not know of any animal whose care would necessitate the taking of greater jirecautions. This is because the mink Is a climber as well as a digger; he can scale the highest wall, or dig through earth of any depth. Besides, he has a great faculty for flattening himself. An average mink is about four inches thick, but can squeeze through a horizontal crack only an inch wide. Consequently all the boards of the house and fences have to be joined carefully." When the storrmch is tired out it must have a rest, but we can't live without food. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure "digests what you eat" so that you can eat all the good food you want while it is restoring the digestive organs to health. It is the only preparation that digests all kinds of food. At ail drug stores. COLORADO FLYEK. Via "Great Rock Island Route Leaves Tcpeka 8:10 p. m., arriving Colorado Springs 10:35, Denver 11:00 'clock next a. m. There Is But One Grand Canon. It is in Arizona, sixty-five miles from the railroad. This is the real Grand Canon the sublimest of gorges: the Titan of Chasms. Mr. Nat M. Brlgham will deliver his illustrated lecture on the "Grand Canon" under the auspices of the Ladies' Music club at the First Christian church, January 4, 1901. NOT COD-LIVER OIL but Scott's emulsion of cod liver oil. They are not the same ; far from it Scott's emulsion is cod-liver-oil prepared for the stomach. Let cod-liver oil alone if you need it. When your physician orders toast, do you breakfast on flour? Pure cod-liver oil is hard to take and hard to digest. A man that can keep it down, can saw wood. He thinks he xs sick ; he is lazy. We'll aead fan a little to try if yom like. SCOTT BQWNE, 409 Fori ttnct, New Yk. SPORTINGjeS. Fine Points or Two Boxers Dis cussed by Fitzsimmons. The Ex-Champion Talts of the Jeffries-Hub. I in Contest. MAN WITH THE PUNCH Will Win the Fight Orer Science Eyery Time, He Says. Californian's Merit Is Ability to Stand Punishment. New York, Dec. 27. Robert J. Fitz simmons in the Journal publishes the following: "I have never made a prac tice of attempting to pick winners In fights, and I'm not going to begin now. But having met both Jeffries and Ruhlin and knowing just how they flght. I think people will be interested in my views upon the coming championship battle. "Jeffries is the champion, and his meth ods of boxing need to be gone into more fully than those of Ruhlin. Jeffries is the slowest champion we have had since the days of the old style fighter. His merit iiivi not He so much in his ability to give punishment as in his capacity for re ceiving it. He is a great, big, strong lel- low; young, witn wonaenui pucis ui c- ntnpratiiir a man whom the' kick Of & mule would scarce topple to the ground. "He is game. A good, stirr puncuaci ra to bring him back for more. His de fptist -a-hua nunarinK awkward, is ef fective. He "smothers up' well, and that crouching position he adopts serves as a Msr-irnn tirntpetinn for vital SOOtS SUCh as the solar plexus, stomach and heart. "He has what is known as a cast-iron law. Then he is stockily built, and when braced can withstand the fiercest kind of a rush. "Jeffries Is one of the most careful fighters I ever saw. He leaves absolutely no ODenine for any but a most scientific tioxer such as Corbett. "There is none of that waste of energy caused by useless movements in Jeff's fighting. He is content to wait. "The best blow which Jie uses Is a left swing for the jaw. Sometimes at close Quarters it is a half-arm swine, but for the most part it tattes a iuu sweep. "So much for the champion's good points the ones that have carried him to tne top ot tne pugilistic lauuer. Now for nis faults. '"Here they are; "Slowness. 1 'Hesitancy. , 'Non-aggressiveness. 'An undeveloped knockout punch. 'Thev are not manv. are thev? And they are faults which can be remedied. "jetlries "telegraphs his Wows, 'mat is, he starts them so slowly that a auick- eyed opponent can, nine times out of ten, tell just where he hopes to- land. in at is certainly a Dad xauit. "That is what prevented him for twen- tv-threa rounds from hittine: Jim Cor bett. 'I have heard it said that Jeffries Is a poor champion because he waits for his man to come to him. It is certainly a bad fault doublv bad for the champion. But on the other hand, he might never have been champion had ne aooptea amerent tactics. "Last of all, I must confess that it Is a surprise to me that, bisr and strone as Jeffries is, he has not developed a more effective knock-out blow. He hasn't got it that s sure. "A man must be weak and 'going" be fore Jeffries can "put him out.' " now aoout uus Kutinn '." 'He is another giant, but his stvle Is vastly different from that of Jeffries. "When he strikes his fist lands on the place his mind has decided upon. There seems to oe periecL narmony oetween mind and muscles. That is- one of the strongest points of attack. He oroved this in 1he first round of his contest with me at Madison Square Garden. There can oe no question 01 Kumin a gameness. He is as quick on his feet and with his hands as any big boxer. In fact, a little quicker. "Things cannot come too fast for Ruh lin. as long as his strength holds out. "He seems to like a mix, but at the same time uses good judgment. It's not simpiy saving ana nit wmie you can' With Gus. He measures ever? blow he sends out. This bii? fellow's best blow la the one with which he mowed down Sharkev a left jab. "liver since Corbett taueht him to stick out his left that "jab has become an im portant iactor m tne pugilistic world. "TO Offset this lonjZ- list Of virtilPa Riih- lni has many faults. The most important aou me ones wnicn nave so tar barred his way to nigner pugiiisuc Honors are: a wean aetense. "An only fair right. "A tendency to 'eo un In the air" imieca keld with a tight rein. "There are the two men, weighed In the scales of experience. "I have tried to be fair to both men they re both my friends and I'm going to wind ud bv savins iusi- nn. thins- onn ha leave you to draw your own conclusion: experience nas tsugbt me that the winner of a fight is th- man with punch. a. scientist may have 80 per cent the better of the argument, but in the end i-ic ijuuuu ieii Lsi& tale. PITCHER WILTSE A PIRATE. Goes in Exchange For Players PI a faerty, wood and Ketcham. Pittsburg. Pa.. Dec 27. praiUlcmt Barney Dreyfuss, of the Pittsburg club, arrived In the city from New York to day and left for Louisville last night. He received a telegram from Manager Frank Leonard, of the Syracuse, N. Y., club, stating that the Bastern league had accepted Dreyfuss' offer to trade three Pirates for Pitcher The three players are Pitchers Pat Fla herty and Walter Wood and Outfielder Ketcham. These players were "farmed" last season. They came to Pittsburg with the Louisville bunch. Wiltse is the left-handed twirler for whom the Boston club offered $1,500 to Syracuse last sea son. Dreyfuss had a long talk with Treasurer W. W. Kerr, and at its con clusion said: Tes, I've heard these stories in the east about my severing my connection with the Pittsburg club. The yarns did not worry me. and, even if I am not elected at the meeting January 12, I will not lose any sleen over it t own 47 per cent, of the Pittsburg club stock. Captain Kerr and Vice Presi dent P. L, Austen of Chicago own 50.1 per cent. Having the control, they can do as they please. It's too early to talk about next season. One thing very clear to me is mat Ban Johnson s organiza- ion win not nave the smooth sailing he president of the American antici pates. Grounds are not easily secured." RUHLIN CHOOSES OFFICIALS. Al Smith, Will Be Timekeeper and Aiec xsrown a Second. New York, Dec. 27. Several imoort. ant details in the proposed fight be tween Jim Jeffries and Gus Ruhlin were clinched today. "'Biljy" Madden visited Al fcmlth at the Gileey house, and the latter returned the certified check of $2,500 which was left with him as a forfeit a few weeks ago when the bat tle was first arranged. This was done because the Bank of Cincinnati has been named as final stakeholder and ac cepted by both Jeffries and Ruhlin. Madden will forward the money to Cin cinnati today. Smith has also returned to Jeffries the champion's forfeit. Smith however will be identified with the com ing affray, for Madden today selected him as official timekeeper. There is no doubt but that he will be Jeffries' choice for the "boilermaker" and Smith axe great friends. Alec Brown, will be one of Ruhlin 3 seconds. VARDON'S BIO PROFITS. American Trip Is Said to Have Net. ted the Golfer Nearly $10,000. Chicago, Dee. 27. The Chronicle says Harry Vardon sailed for England last week on the steamship Majestic and, for the time being, at any rate, there will be a dearth of Vardon exhibition golf matches, which have been bo marked a charcteristic of the present golf year. It is undisputed that both Vardon and his managers have been agreeably sur prised at the cordiality of his reception and the willingness of so many clubs to pay the steep price of $2o0 which was demanded for each appearance. Just how much richer Vardon is from the American appreciation of his mag nificent golt is a problem that many have attempted to solve, but Vardon's manager, Charles S. Cox, has consistent ly maintained a sphinx-like silence on the subject. Vardon's personal, profits probably amount to $10,000. In Vardon's seventy-three matches he met with eleven defeats. Nine of those were against two opponents, while Ber nard Nicholls was the only golfer who beat the foreigner single-handed, and he did that twice. . The first time was on the Ormond links in Florida in Feb ruary, and the second time was on the Brea-Brun links, near Boston, in Sep tember. OPPOSED FOOTBALL PLAYING. Dean of Kentucky Wesleyan College Resigns Hia Position. Lexington, Ky., Dec. 27. The resigna tion of Prof. D. W. Batson, dean of the Kentucky Wesleyan college, at Win chester, was accepted by the board here today. His retirement is due to his op position to football teams playing on other gridirons. He asked the faculty to expel the members. It refused, and he resigned. NOTABLES TO BE INVITED. Prince of Wales and Emperor Wil liam May Witness Yacht Race. London, Dec. 27. "The New York Yacht club," says the Daily Express, "will invite Emperor "William and the Prince of Wales to witness cup races and President McKinley will also send notes expressing the pleasure their visits would give." Sif Thomas Lipton, who has been interviewed on the sub ject for the Daily Express, said he thoughc it within the range of possibil ity that the Prince of WTaies would ac cept such an invitation. Hickey Will Go to Kansas City. St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 27. The head quarters of the Western league are to be removed from St. Joseph to Kan sas City. T. J. Hickey, president of the Western league, has a cigar store there, the sale of which he Is negotiat ing, with a view to removing to the Kaw metropolis. George Tebeau, manager of the Kansas City team, who is now in this city, will leave for Kansas City to morrow. Sullivan and Broad Matched. Cincinnati, Dec. 27. Dave Sullivan is matched to box "Kid" Broad at Louis ville January 14. Thi3 ought to prove one of the most interesting bouts of the season. Both lads are clever and can punch hard. Sullivan is in rare form right now, having just obtained decisions over Tim Callahan and Oscar Gardner. Broad is also said to be right on edge. Roeber and Pons February 6. New York, Dec 27. Ernest Roeber, champion wrestler of America, and Paul Pons, the French champion, who were matched on December 17 to wrestle for the championship of the world, will meet in their contest on the night of Wednesday, February 6, at Madison Square Garden. DELLA FOX WEDS. Will Quit Vaudeville and Go Into Comic Opera. Baltimore, Dec. 27. Delia Fox, the act ress, was married yesterday to John Levy of New York, In the office of the clerk of the court of common pleas. The Rev. Wm. W. Way, pastor of the Em manuel Reformed church, performed the ceremony, in the presence of the bride's maid and a few of the court officials. It Is announced that after the completion of her engagement this week In this city Mrs. Levy will retie from the vaudevilla stage, with the intention of returning shortly to comic opera. The marriage license gives the age of Miss Fox at 25 years, single, and a resi dent of New York, while Mr. Levy said he was 35, lived in New York and had no relatives. SWOLLEN FEET and hands usually indicate an ad vanced stage of Kidney disorder. It is one of the last special pleadings of na ture to seek a remedy. Look out also for backache, scalding urine, dizziness, headache and brick-dust or other sedi ment in nrine which has been allowed to stand. Heed these warnings before it is too late. MORROW'S UQ-rJE-OIDS are guaranteed nnder oath to be the best remedy in distance for Bright's Disease or any other form of Kidney Trouble. A cash forfeit is offered for any case Kid-ne-oids will not cure. KANSAS. people cmred by K1d-a-eldi. In wrltlac tkeae pivase encioe stamped ddreed eaTeiop. L. B. Rossf-au, 1016 Madison St., Toprka, A. G. Snaffer, Travelling Salesman, Topek Mrs. Blur, 225 Tyler si, Topeka Mrs. W. F. Webber, 431 Kansas ste, Tope Ira Mrs. G. W. Sweezey, 723 Van Beuren sc. Topefca Wm. H. Sweeiey, S33 Harrison at, Topeka G. W. Ayers, Carpenter. Topeka Mrs. A. J. Hetherly. 1301 Santa Feat., Atcniso Mrs. M. W. Walker, 7th St. ec Park s'e... Atfhieon J. W. Wilson. 712 S. 5th St.. Atchison John Priee, Railroad Man, Atchison Geo. W. Madison, Soldier's Home. Leavenworth W. B. Towsend, Attorney. Leavenworth ' Morrow's Kid-ne-oids are not pills, but Yellow Tablets and sell at fifty cents a box at drug stores. JOHN MORROW CO.. SPRINSFIILD. O. The Notorious Klondike Finds . Another Victim. , , . An Unknown Han Is Badly Beaten and Robbed. THROWN BY THE ROAD A Soldier Finds the Man Lying Insensible. His Memory Blurred and Unable to Eelate Facts. Seems to Be of Jewish Extrac tion and Under Thirty. Leavenworth, Dec. 27. Another man has been slugged and robbed In the no torious Klondike, near this city. How or by whom the man was robbed and In jured is a mystery. He was put on a street car by an old veteran near the Soldiers', home Christmas night. . Tit: veteran had found the man in the road near the Klondike.Comiuctor Rodenhaus was in charge of the car. He did not know ioiV seriously JJie, man was injur ed. Although bleeding Heavily, ne sat up in the car. . Ticachiner th corner of Third and Del aware streets, Rodenhaus helped the man off the car. and on to the sidewalk. Here two hospital stewards from the fort who happened to.be passing saw how seriously the man was hurt. They took him- to Fritsche's drug store. On the wav the inlured man talked inco herently and said something about being "touched" and cut. When the store was reached the man fell senseless to the floor. The patrol was sent for and he was removed to the station. The general supposition among the police is that the man was slugged and robbed in the Klondike after being made helpless and sodden with drink. He had nothing on his person to identify him. A small memorandum book with a few figures in it and a trunk check on the Chicago and Great Western railroad were all that was in his pockets. In ap pearance the injured man seems to be a Jew, about 28 years old and fairly well dressed. The flesh on his nose had been laid bare to the bone, from the end of the nose nearly to the bridge. The shape of the cut showed that it had been made by a jagged instrument. Several stitch es were taken in It and the injured mai yelled and roared with pain. After the operation he relapsed into a senseless condition and did not revive for some time. His memory was blurred and he was unable to give an account of him self or even tell hia name. STEEL RANGE SWINDLER Finds Several Easy Farmers in Leavenworth County. Leavenworth, Dec. 27. Another victim of the steel range swindlers has shown up. This time it Is M. M. Gallagher'of Springdale. Some months ago a smooth looking and smoother talking man stop ped at Gallagher's farm and wanted to sell a steel range. He represented him self as the agent for the National Steel Range company, with headquarters at St. Louis. The range was represented as a world beater and was offered at the remarka bly low price of $59. Not only this, but a note was to be accepted for the i69 and this note was payable in Install ments which were to extend over a per iod of several years; ' , . Gallagher jumped at the big bargain offered and was soon the happy posses sor of a range. But he was not happy long. The range was. not exactly all that It had been represented to be. It was very particular as to what kind of wood it was given to burn and often re fused to burn at all. All these minor difficulties were endur ed patiently by Mr. Gallagher. But there is a time when patience ceases to be come a virtue. This time came to Gal lagher last Saturday. On that day, an agent, a different one by the way. called on the man with the bargain and want ed the note for $69 paid in full. Gallag her's wrath was aroused and he told the agent he d be blanked if he ever paid the note. He had only agreed to pay ii in several years and now the note was presented and complete payment per emiorily demanded. No, he'd be blanked if he paid it. The matter was finally compromised the agent agreeing to surrender the note to Gallagher If the latter would deliver the range in Easton. This Gallagher did yesterday and is now happy once more Gallagher says he wasn't the only one in his part of the country who was duped by the steel range man. In fact, he says he could name a dozen. JOHN WILSON MISSING. Wichita Man Who Was to. Wed Strong: City Girl Has Disappeared. Wichita, Dec. 27. John Wilson, who was to have been married Christmas night to Miss Varner at Strong City is mysteriously missing. He has not called at his father's house for his wedding clothes nor has he reached the bride's home. He was to have left here at 3:40 Wednesday, but at 4 o'clock he was seen on the river bridge looking down on th water. Somebody has broken the win dows of his bridal home and it is feared that he became despondent over it. His father had just presented him with a valuable farm adjoining the city and $300 in cash for his wedding expenses. BANQUET TO J. B SODEN. Employes of Emporia Water Mill Pre sent Proprietor With a Chair. Emporia, Dec. 27. The employers of the Emporia water mills recently gave a banquet to their employer, Mr. J. R. So den. A four course supper was served, af -ter which Mr. S. B. Maxwell in a few well chosen words presented to Mr. So den on behalf of the employes, a beau tiful, leather covered rocker as a token of their esteem for him. Mr. Soden re sponded with a few words of thanka. Prom Dodge City. Dodge City, Dec. 27. Frank Gould of Herington was up and spent Christmas with his family, returning today. Walter Murry is home again. A Christmas masquerade social was held at the residence of Frank Gould. Quite a number of railroad men and theii wives wera present. A good supper was eaten about midnight, and all pres ent thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Killed by the Cars. Ottawa, Dec. 27. T. C. fohnson.known about town as Craig John-son, was man gled to death by a Pacific freight train at the Pacific depot platform yesterday afternoon. .Whether the old man delib erately walked to his death or whether the affair was purely accidental is not clearly understood. - Indications are. however, that Johnson walked too close to the edge of the platform, not realiz ing his danger and was struck by the beam on the engine front and thrown down beneath the cars. . . ' Cawker City Man Missing. Cawker .City, Dec 27. "Doe" Johnson proprietor of a large toy and notion ' store, has disappeared and much anxiety is felt concerning his fate. He lett nere the early part of November to visit his farm in Florida and return within ten davs. Since then nothing has been heard from him. Mr. oJhnson Is an- old white haired man, has been in- business here twenty years, and his absence from his shop during the nonaay season seems to warrant the rear, that some ca lamity .has befallen him. Want Servatius Arrested. , Ottawa, Dec. 27. Late this afternoon Mrs. Mav Garretson. filed a complaint with the county attorney asking for the arrest of John Servatius; who shot and killed her husband Monday nfgrrt. -Ser vatius is only 17 years old. He and Gar retson quarreled and Servatius fired the fatal shot. A coroner's jury exonerated Servatius and discharged him. Garret son was a camper near the Servatius home. Burglars at Lebanon. ' Lebanon, Dec. 27. Robbers gained entrance to the Jiome of J. M. Tygart, In this place, last night and stole a gold watch, valued at S3a, ana aoout 5 in silver. Thirty or forty dollars--fn -bills irt the vest was -overlooked.' They then went into the dining room and helped themselves to lunch. The house of Dr. H. ! A, .Dykes , was, also "looted of a gold watch and chain and in money. ' New Rural Route. Fort Scott. Dec. 27. A rural free de livery route will be established-along the Missouri-Kansas boundary line, a distance of fourteen miles, going out of Fort Scott in a northwesterly direction and returning on another section line, A, .rural, route has also been established from Nevada to Ketterman, a distance of -twenty-eight miles. It will start in about ten days. What Haskell Wants. , Lawrence, Dec. 27. Superintendent Peairs, of Haskell institute, left today for Washington to work for tne pas sage of the bill for appropriations for HaskelL The total amount asked is $137, 200, and is divided as follows: $105,000 for supplies, transportation of students, general expenses and necessary 1m provements: $25,000 for a domestic build Ing; $5,000 for employes' cottages. Killed While Hunting. Winfield. Dec. 27. W. H. Wickoff was accidentally killed here yesterday while hunting. He is a young man about llt years of age. He had become separated from, his companions and no one saw the accident. The whole Bide of his, head was blown off. " Lawrence Banks Strong. Lawrence, Dec. 27. Statements of the three national and one state banks of Lawrence show that the total amount on deposit is $1,215,646.61. WASH SHUN GAH'S VISIT Indian Chief Calls Upon Presi dent McKinley. Washington, J. C, Dec. 27. President McKinley's visitors today included Wash Shun Gah, the celebrated chief of the Kansas tribe of Indians. He was in full war paint, from his thoroughly smeared fac? to his gray-colored moccasins and fiery red shawl, but he was not in a bel licose humor. He was, in fact, the best natured and most talkative old Indian who has been to visit "the great white chief in many days. He was so full of talk that he begged to le allowed to make a speech to the president In his pigeon English vocabu lary. He was not allowed this pleasure, bu: he shook hands with the president lr. the most free and easy manner, extend ing his right hand to the president in as gay and cordial manner as a congres sional candidate just before an election. W ash Shun Gah has made two speech es since he came to town Friday. Ore was to Secretary Hitchcock of the inter ior department and the other was to Commissioner Jones. Wash Shun Gah's speeches are better understood from his suggestive shrug3 and gestures than from his badly-mixed collection of words. Secretary Gage went to the White Hoiise while Wash Shun Gah was there. and was introduced to the Kaw chief. Th; interpreter explained to the chief that Secretary Gage was the man who had all the Indians' money. Wash's face brightened. He patted Secretary Gage on one shoulder and said: Me mi go home till git moo." Wash was accompanied to the White House by Representative Charles Curtis of Kansas, who is proud of the trace of Indian blood in his veins. Others in the party were Forest-cheau-teau, Acan Poppan, "General" W. E. Handy, Wil liam Handy, and O. A. Mitscher, all members of the tribe except the last named, who is the agent of the Osage and Kansas Indians. James F. Legate will arrive in Kan sas in a day or two all out of breath. Ife has left Washington. Of course it is generally understood that nothing of smaller proportions than the senatorial flght could drag him away from this town. L. W. THAVIS. Second United Presbvterian church. Ben nett's flats. West Twelfth street. Preach ing by the pastor, the Rev. J. P. White, at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.: "The World's Tribute to Christ." Psalm 72: 10, 12. the theme in the morning: evening subject, "Retrospection": Sabbath school at 10 a. m.; Young People's society at 6:45; Junior at 3:30. 3 THE FOOD DRINK Grain-O is not a stimu lant, like coffee. It is a tonic and its effects are permanent. A successful substitute for coffee, because it has the coffee flavor that al most everybody likes. Lots of coffee substi tutes in the market, but only one food drink Grain-O. Allgroecni lSo.andtse- iH mu m n m h! nM WIIEIT THEIR THAT I,S WHY. THEY RECOMMEND So Highly They Cure Where Others Fail. These Remedies are used and recommended by more prominent phj-Kieians and citizens in all parts of the world than any known medical preparations. SOLD ON A POSITIVE GUARANTEE. Sold by our agents, or druggists, or by us W. W. GAVITT MEDICAL COMPANY, TOPEKA, KANSAS, U. S. A. Beokk.ee pict. Shorthand. Telegraphy, PcRQiaaah.p. Pboae 41. illli Quiopy St. 'WHERE DIRT GATHERS, WASTE RULES." GREAT SAVING RESULTS FROM THE USE OF TALKJS IDLE. Speculation About liaising State Salaries Is Groundless. Constitution Stands in the Way of Changes. PEOPLE HAVE A VOTE. Members of . legislature Must First Hear From Voters. Meanwhile Thej Must Be Satis fied With Salaries. While the Republican politicians are discussing proposed changes in the sal aries of the state institutions.they might discover how useless such talk is by tak ing a look at the constitution of the state. Under the present system of Jur isptudence the courts hold that even the new and gravely important mem bers of the legislature can not be per mitted to change the constitution, by legislative enactment, to remedy defects In the prevailing form of government and the price which the people are ex pected to pay for it. Section 15 or article one, or the consti tution, follows: "The officers mentioned shall at stated times receive for their services a com pensation to be established by law. which shall neither be Increased or di minished during the period for which they shall have been elected." KeDresentative Albert Sarbach of Hoi- ton, a Republican, has also made himself ridiculous by declaring that he will in troduce a bill to increase the pay of the legislators from $3 to J7 per day. On this subject the constitution, sec tion 3, article 2, says: "The members of the legislature shall receive as compensation for their ser vices the sum of S3 for each day's actual service at any regular or special session and lu cents for each mile traveled by the usual route in going to and return ing from the place of meeting, but such sum shall not in the aggregate exceed 1241 for each member, as per diem 0.1 lowance for the first session held under this constitution nor more than $150 for each session thereafter, nor more than $90 for any special session." Governor Stanley recently stated In a public interview that he does not favor the plan to increase the salary of state ofheers and members of the legislature. The governor is a good lawyer but he Is rot fully advised as to the constitu tional provision which prohibits the chief executive or the members of tne administration, in the capacity of state officers, from accepting siv:'h an increase during the term for which they have beer, elected. A crowd of politicians in the Copelar.d today were discussing the proposed in crease of salary, some of them referring the subject to L. S. Crum, retired judge of the court of visitation, by grace of the supreme court. "Squire" Crum, as he is now officially known replied by saying: "Of course, I understood that I was worth more to the state per month than the salary I drew amounted to, but I al ways felt that If I didn't want to hold the job and get the pay I could resign and let some man have the Job who would be satisfied. Members of the leg islature and state officers who want big ger pay " But the thrust which Crum had la mind remained undelivered because the group had deserted him and the oppor tunity to chide them was lost. Wilcox Gets $1,000 in Mileage. Washington. Dec. 27. Robert H. Wil cox, delegate in the house of representa tives from the Hawaiian Islands, has Jut been paid a claim of tl.OuO for mileage. It was the largest claim of the kind ever made, but It was- paid promptly by the serireant-at-arms of the house. Every congressman is entitled to mileage at the rate of 20 cents per mile, "by the most di rect and practicable route from his home to Washington and return." The distance between Honolulu and Washington Is fig ured at S.000 miles. Mr. Wilcox will draw $000 more for his return' trip. De Witt's Little Early Risers are dainty little pills, but they never fail to cleanse the liver, remove obstructions and invlg orata the system. At all drug stores. Dry Christmas at Ardmoru. "Wichita. Iec. 27. A dispatch received V. .i.o fmm Arrtmnre. Chickasaw N H M , n . states that Indian Policeman Ilamn "Wil lis rounded up tne ens-i' an?o eipmi office early Christmas morning and, find ing twenty Jugs ot t nnstmas wiusnr Mnalfrlll t.l I'M i T.TIM f I" , , TT1 f TH'Tlli in Texas, took them Into his possession and emptied tnem Into tne gutter. 1 no i-,-.iic! nicVit ho made a. similar raid ana found thirty jugs, which he smashed. He braRped tnat Arumore wouiu no "'. CViristmaa and he keot his word. The Wells-largo company will take the mat ter to the interior department. Help Is needed at once when a person's r . .J ....... . r.clnrtDrt rnil0-h n life cold may soon iK-njiue e,vo anu diiuuiii topped at once. One Minute Cough nitlrl-v citron COUCrhS and Colds und be Cure tne worsi ia. 1 wu,. M.WIH.IUUH, grippe and other throat and lung troubles. th -EECOIvIllElTD PE0PKIETAHT IIEDICINES FAIX. 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SOFTENS the GUMS, ALLAV.- all PAIN, CL'KKa V 1NI COLIC and la the best remedy for DIARHHuKA. Hole by DruKKisI In every pRrt of the world. Be sure to ask for "Mrs. Wlnslow e Pooth Inr Pvrup" and take no other kind. Iihh tv-fiva cents a hottle, "WE'LL DO TOTTS SATLI.T3 Topeka Transfer Go. v 609 Kansas Avenue. Office TeL 320. House Tel. 893. F. P. Bacon, Prop. tWBMM Ml ABOUT blOKAGS. HOLIDAY KATES Via "Rock Island Route." One far"e for the round trip to points within 200 miles, west of Missouri river. Tickets sold Dec. 22. 2M, 24. 2.".. and II, 1900, and Jan. 1, 1901. Iteturn limit, Jan. 2, 190L HOLIDAY UATL3 Via "Rock Island Route." One fare for the round trip to point within 2uO miles, west of Missouri river. Tickets sold Dec. 22, 23. H. 25. and 31, 1900, and Jan. 1, 190L Return limit, Jan. 2, 190L COLORADO FLY E It. Via "Great Rock Islan a. Route." Leaves Topeka S:10 D. m. arrlvina Colorado Springs 10:35, Denver 11:00 o'clock next a. ax. Holiday Excursions via. Santa Fe Ronte. Tickets on sale to points within 200 miles west of Missouri river. One fare for round trip. Tickets on sale Dec. 22, 23, 24, 25 and 31, 11)00. Jan. L heal limit Jan. a. Holiday Ratos. The Missouri Pacific will nel! ticket December 22, 23. 24, 2r. Rl and .anuary 1, between all points within 2u0 miles dis tance, at rate of ona fare for the round trip, with minimum of f.0 rents. Chil dren between 5 and 12 years half f.-ire. Ticketa limited for rtturn to Jatiuana o.