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TOPEKA STATE JOURKAIi, THURSDAY EVEXIXG. DECEMBER 27, 1900.
DEMOCRATIC LOVEfEAST. Col. Bryan's First Public Ap pearance Since Election Is Made at a Jeffersoman Club Banquet. 0YER3ITEU WAS THERE 3Iade an Address on the Subject of Reorganization. Kern, of Indiana, Takes a Shot at Cleveland. IJnpoln. Xeb.. Dec. 27. The annual ban quet of the Jeffersonian club of Lincoln, held at the Lincoln hotel, brought tog-ether 7iearly Sou representative men of the Dem ocratic and Populist parties of Nebraska, together with, a number of leaders from other states. The dinner afforded an opportunity to W. J. Bryan to make his first appearance at a public gathering since the election, and the greeting accorded him was never surpassed In point of heartiness in his home city. His address received the closest attention and the applause was frequent. Aside from the ovation to Mr. -Bryan and his speech, the event of the evening was the speech of John W. Kern, a de feated Democratic candidate for governor of Indiana, who aroused the banqueters to a hieli pitch of enthusiasm, not only by his laudations of Mr. Uryan. but by the outspoken criticism of those Demo crats, whom he accused of contributing to Mr. Brvan s defeat. His denunciations of those Democrats who offered "gratuitous counsel to Democracy ," though he men tioned no names, was accepted by the crowd as a reference to former President Cleveland. " It was after 10 o'clock when the dinner was finished and the shaking began. Mr. Bryan, whose subject was "Princi ples Live.'" said in part: "At this banquet, surrounded by neigh bors who have been my friends for ten years. I may be pardoned for saying: a word of a personal nature, five times you have voted for me for public offices twice for congress, once for the United States senate and twice for the presidency and no candidate ever received more loyal support than you have given. "Whether I shail ever be a candidate for office again is a question which must be determined by events. No one can speak with certaintv of the future, for one's destiny is not known until his life's work is complete. I shall be content if it is my lot to aid in the triumph of the principles, while others enjoy the honors 41 nd bear the responsibility of office. "The holding of public "positions should be an incident, and not the extreme, for the citizen. It should not be. an end, but the means for the accomplishment of a purpose. "The presidency seemed desirable, be cause It would have enabled me to give effective aid to certain reforms which I believe to be necessary to the public wel fare, but defeat even second defeat does not lessen my interest in this reform, and time may prove that my work is to ad vocate rather than to execute. "The Commoner will give me an" oppor tunity to participate in public discussions, and I am sure that an editorial position will furnish as much intellectual enjov meiit as I could have found in the White bouse, and. in addition thereto, give me more time for home pleasures. "The principles f;r which we contended in the last campaien still live, and we. who believe in them, must continue to tip tit for them. An election .Joes not change principles. It only determines hat principles shall be for the time being applied. The believers 1n tariff reform did not abandon their taith when the high tariff d jctrine was indorsed at the polls; neither did protectionists when their cause suf fered loss. The advocates of the gold ftar.dara continued to light for monomet allism tor twenty-nve years in spite of the pianorm declaration or all parties In fa vor of a double standard. Shall we w'no believe in bimetallism lose courage be cause our opponents have profited by an increased volume of money thus ajimit- tlng the economic principle for which we nave wen comenamgr- i ne aeienuers oi trusts aid not lose jieari w nen an parties oenouncert comb j.ations in restraint of trade. Shall we gie up the light because monopoly has triumphed by stealth? "Must we now advocate an imperial Iolicy because our opponents have won a victory oy denying that thev are im perialists? A colonial system involves a surrender or our theory of government and the people will understand this as Boon as the system is put in operation, if we were to consult our immediate convenience and comfort we would never oppose wrong of any kind, for all welfare involves a temporary sacrifice, but this is our government and must be transmitted unimpaired to posterity, who have no choice, therefore, but to stand steadfast, come what may. "If we are successful in reversing: present tendencies and in carrying- the government to its old foundations we Ehall rejoice in the victory and profit by the reforms secured. 1 am confident that we shall ultimately win, but if the trend toward plutocracy cannot be checked, it is still better that we should be defeated in a righteous undertaking than that we should join hands with those who are ignoring the inalienable lights of man." John W. Kern, of Indiana, spoke to the toast "The Rank and File." He said In part: "The Democracy of Hendricks was the Democracy of the Kansas Citv con vention. If living his voice would have runs? out in the last campaign in be I'.alf of those principles always dear to Ids heart. But while the Democratic arty is still the conservative party, as it was in the days of Hendricks, and is as ready now as then to strive to find common ground, upon which all Demo crats who believe in constitutional gov ernment may stand in coming conflicts, It is today holding no parley gratuitous ly offered by alleged Democrats who vote the Republican ticket or by those Jn the great struggle of 100 who with held both vote and voice from the cause of the people, and could see in that mighty contest only a 'painful and dis tressing situation.' "There is no occasion for crimination and recrimination, as between Demo crats, but there should alwavs be gen erous and patriotic rivalry as to who will render the most effective service in the work of building up the party or- The best and surest remedy for any stomach trouble is the Bitters. This excellent medi cine cerer fails to cure Constipation Indigestion, Dyspepsia. Biliousness, Liver and Kidney Troubles. Try It and be convinced. J -sje. "STOMACH (4 ganization and strengthening the party lines for the-oming conflict." He spoke In prais of , Olney, Hill, Cockran, John Dewett Warner, Pattison, McClure, Gorman, "Watterson and other gold Democrats for their course in the late campaign and "their patriotic pro tests against the advance of the hosts of imperialism," ahd continued: "It is in no spirit of bitterness, how ever, that I add that there were a few men, once prominent in Democratic ranks, who, in the midst of all the stormy scenes of this mighty contest, remained unmoved and silent, except that now and then they took occasion to furnish aid and comfort to the en emy by making public denial that they were in sympathy with the cause of the people or to express their regrets that such 'painful and , 'distressing" issues were before the people. For the sake of the future welfare of the party, I shall attempt no harsh criticism of the course of these gentlemen, but I will not for bear saying here and everywhere that they need not be surprised if any gra tuitous counsel which they may seek to thrust upon the millions of loyal Dem ocrats who fought the good light and kept the faith shall fall upon reluctant ears." 1 , - The speaker asserted that the rank and file of the party in 1900 was the same rank and file voting for bimetal lism and tariff reform in 18S4, 18S3 and 1&92. "It is the rank and file," he con tinued, "which, tired of the domination of a few men. In 1S9S literally took pos session of the Democratic party and made it in every sense a party of the people." , In conclusion, he said: "Speaking for the Democracy of In diana, and, I believe, for the rank and file of the Democracy everywhere, I want to say to all men who are inter esting themselves in party organization that any attempt in any quarter at any time to belittle the splendid and heroic service rendered by that magnificent leader and grand tribune of the people, "William Jennings Bryan, in the cam paigns of 1SS6 and 1900, or to cast stig ma or reproach upon him in any de gree, however slight, will meet with quick and stern rebuke from the mil lions of Democrats who followed his banner in those memorable contests. While the rank and file of the great Democratic party has honored other leaders it loves William Jennings Bryan and will tolerate no action which con templates humiliation or looks to his retirement from the field of active poli tics." The other speakers and toasts were: Commercialism a Menace to Liberty, WV M. Morning, Lincoln; "The Press," R. L. Metealf. Omaha; "What Fusion Has Done for Nebraska," Governor W. A. Poynter; "Our Friends at Home and Abroad." Rev. T. C. W. Cheeseman, Ashland: "The Drama of Politics," Con gressman A. H. Challenberger; "Reor ganization," David Overmyer, Kansas; The Reorganization Hypocrisy," J. R. Ladd, Illinois. Mr. Bryan leaves today for a. tour of Kansas and Texas, combined with which will be a hunting trip along the Gulf of Mexico, near Galveston. He will return to Nebraska in time to speak at Omaha .January 7 and at Chicago January 8. BOOZ INQUIRY. Hazing Investigation Is Resumed at West Point West Point, December 27. After a Christmas recess of three days the mili tary court of inquiry resumed its inves tigation of alleged brutal hazing at the West Point military academy. Twelve witnesses were examined by Generals Brooke. Bates and Clous. They were all of the present first class and classmates of former Cadet Booz. The witnesses were all questioned as to whether they had held any conver sation with other cadets as to the with holding of testimony at the investiga tion, and they denied that such a thing occurred. They said that on the con trary all the cadets were anxious that the right should be told. The first witness called was Cadet D. F. Brown, of Virginia, now of the first class. Cadet Brown said that he had taken part in "feet inspection," which consisted in dropping hot candle grease upon bare feet of fourth class men. He said Cadet Breth was never dragged out of his tent or put in a straight jacket. "What do you make fourth class men do?" "Nothing in barracks but bracing," answered the witness. "In camp I have had a fourth class man act as special duty man. He cleaned my gun and bayonet, and carried water and cleaned my tent." The witness described how cadets have been made to run down the com pany street while others threw water on them. This was called taking a bath. "Did you ever see a. man braced or exercised to the limit of his power of endurance?" asked General Brooke. "I could not say, sir: but I have seen them pretend to faint in order to be ex cused from going any further with the exercise." "What was the most exhaustive thing you yourself were required to do as a fourth class man?" "Kagling, sir," wa3 the reply. "Describe it, please." "It is a modification of .the settingup drill for back and legs' "Was it on account of the danger of hazing or because they wished to avoid scandal outside the academy that caused classes to do away with the practices?" "There was no danger, sir, and we voted to do away with the hazing be cause of the stories published about it," replied witness. "What besides bracing1 do you require a fourth class man to do?" inquired General Brooke. "We have them do ridiculous forma tions, one of which we call the 'barn yard.' The men are designated by names of barnyard animals, and when they are told to perform they imitate the noises made by the animals." "Do you make them do anything you tell them?" "No, they are told to do it, and they generally do all they are told." "How do you account for this Im plicit obedience?" asked General Brooke. The witness seemed to be puzzled for a moment, and then said: "Well, when I was a fourth class man the idea of refusing to do all I was required never entered my head, sir." "Was there any brutality?" "No, sir. there was no spirit of bru tality in it. If there was brutality by word the fourth class men would re sent it." "Then he would have to fight?" sug gested General Brooke. "Ye9, sir." ' I "And get beaten?" "No. not always, sir: the fourth class men have won fights." "Do you know of any men being specially prepared or instructed in fight ing?" "No, sir." "Was Cadet Keller prepared (or his f?ght with Cadet Booz?" "No, sir; Keller was rather a poor boxer," was the reply. "Did Keller ever have any other fight before he fought Booz?" asked General Bates. "No, sir." "Then he was cot known as a fighting man?" asked General Brooke. "No. sir." These questions were evidently prompted by the receipt of a newspaper THE NEW AMERICAN Welcomed at the Pier In Mew Papa Zimmerman Elaborate Plans for the Honeymoon. r...-..lJJVJ,.Lr.. . m .I.IHl. ! l.l .iMIII i 111,1. l . Jlf-mtl JWIM M II ! IWIUWJH illLUIII - -. . : -' : " . - : ' . - -: ... t .... . : . . .. ....... - . - . r ?! y'u-s ? i "v ; k rV-.- , '.'M-ri:'- n j $ - A li--5- . -A ; s- vV - .. - .V it; a ; -X p ' - v : .. v -i : . - , : , -i - s V " -'3'' U f',S .S ''--t. iiMiMmi-ni-T'r ' ' ' mil "' ' r n i All America and all Europe are agog over the sensational way in wThich Miss Helene Zimmerman, daughter of Eugene Zimmerman a Cincinnati millionaire, has become Duchess of Manchester. Her grace has just arrived with her for tunate Duke, and elaborate plans for the young couple's honeymoon are mak ing. -.':.,. i His Grace the Duke of Manchester have just arrived from England, where American liner St, Louis. They were Cincinnati millionaire whose daughter to give them the time of their lives. clipping sent to the court during Christ mas which stated unless a man was skilled in boxing he had no chance at West Point against cadets with bruising abilities. Cadet W. D. Smith of Maryland was the next witness. He said he had a fourth class man to make up his bed, clean his gun, carry water and do other work for him in his tent. "Did you ever know of a cadet being dragged from his bed and out of his tent to the street?" "There was always bedding under him, sir," was the reply. The witness described a number of ri diculous things done by fourth class men at the bidding of upper class men. He told among other things of a man being required to stand on his head and while in that position speak a piece and deliver a right hand salute with his left foot. "What do you mean by saying men were required to do these things?" "Compelled, sir." "Why do they obey?" The witness hesitated, and then said that fourth class men knew that they would have to do what they were told. Cadet Edward M. Shinkle, of Ohio, another first class man, said that he had hazed fourth class cadets by exercising and setting up drill3. There was noth ing brutal in these exercises. Describing other forms of hazing in vogue now, he said that most ridicurous was a "Sammy race." "What is a 'Sammy race?' asked Gen eral Brooke. "Two cadets are seated face to face with a bowl of molasses between them," explained the witness, "each being sup plied with a spoon.and they are instruct ed to feed each other." "Suppose a cadet should refuse to do what he la required," said General Brooke. "He would be called out, sir." "That means he would have to fight?" The witness explained that fourth class men might be excused from fight ing if the upper class committee decided that the order which he had disobeyed was one which should have been given. Cadet Edward Canfield, Jr., of New Tork. said that the Booz-L. Keller fight was the outcome of a retort Booz made to a cadet while he was on guard duty. "What was the retort?" "I think it was 'Go to ,' sir." In reply to General Bates as to wheth er there was a sentiment among the cadets to withold information from the court the witness said: "Directly to the contrary, sir, the sen timent is to have everything come out." Cadet Jerome J. Pill (Ark.) testified that fights were usually the outcome ef the refusal on the part of the fourth class man to do some thing he had been told to do. Prince A. Oliver of Illinois knew Cadet Breth. He said Breth had told him that he (Breth) had undergone a painful oper ation before he came to the academv. The witness said Breth was treated the same as the rest of the class. The wit ness has been hazed in barracks on Sun day and says he only arrived in Septem ber after the encampment. He said he was told that he was hazed so that no ptiTt of his education should be neglected. Witness went on to say that ostracism DUCHESS ARRIVES. York by Forgiving Millionaire and his young bride, nee Zimmerman, they were married secretly, on. the welcomed by Eugene Zimmerman, the now is a. djichess, and who is preparing from the society of the cadet corps would become so unbearable that the man would have to resign. Cadet Booz was left very iiiui;ji uioue ctiiti uis iiiil vvilii xciici. This was on account of his cowardice. Cadet Copley Enos of New York, who was one of the sentinels at the Booz Keller fight, testified that Booz came up the hilh toward the fort in a very con fident manner. For the first half of the first round. Booz seemed to have the bet ter of the fight, but as soon as he got a blow in. the eye it took all the sand out of him and he laid down. The fight lasted about a round and a half. Neither man knew much about boxing. There was nothing scientific about it. Cadet William Tidball of Virginia swore that on one occasion when in camp in 1S97 Cadet Breth was exhausted from ex ercising and he saw cadets giving him whiskv: The witness said that he had eaten quinine pills when he was a fourth class man. Cadet G. M. Russell of New Hampshire said he had exercised Booz and braced him. The court adjourned at 6 o'clock to re convene at 9 o'clock today. . Antoine's Successor. San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 27. Baron PI. De St. Laurent.the French consul at Van couver, B C. has arrived here to become acting consul in place of the late Paul Antoine. He will have charge of the con sulate pending the appointment of a per manent consul. Increases Equipment Salt Lake, Dec. 27. The Rio Grande Western has ordered 500 freight cars which will increase the equipment about 160,0(30 tons. Part of these will be built by the Pressed Steel Car company and some by the American Car and Foundry company. HAVE HAD THEIR DAY. Local Treatments for Catarrh Rele gated to tbe 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 sangruinaria, guaiacol. Red Gum and similar curative elements, and no one who suffers from any form 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 disease. The danger from catarrh is that it is a short road to consumption, to chronic stomach catarrh and to catarrh of liver and kidneys. Most cases of deafness are caused from steppage of the Eustachian tube as a result of catarrh. RAILR0AD HEWS. Santa Fe Brakeman Faced Star vation or Deadly Operation. Piece of Ojster Shell Stuck In His Throat. HE MADE HIS WILL. Coughed aHd Swallowed Obstruc tion on Operating Table. Escaped Fate Designed by Kan sas City Oyster Stew. " Martin Chamberlain had no expecta tion of eating Christmas turkey, a few days ago, or of taking his place again as head brakeman on the Kansas City plug this week. He went on his run again yesterday after an experience with a Kansas City oyster stew last Friday that no one will envy him. For a couple of days Chamberlain faced sarvation with a piece of oyster shell as big as a, penny sticking in his throat, or a surerical ooeration which he had one chance in ten of surviving. He consulted several physicians in Kansas City, none of whom could dislodge the obstruction. Coming home to Topeka he made his will, arranged all his busi ness affairs and went to the operating table in the Santa Fe hospital. At the las moment he was spared the critical operation he so bravely faced, last moment he was spared the critical eating the obstructing piece of oyster shell in his throai. The surgeon stooa bv the table and his fingers pressed upon the patient's throat ready for he operation, when the sufferer gave a gasp and a gulp; the piece of shell was dis lodged and swallowed. LIMITED NOW GOES DAILY. Flyer Makes Faster Time Carrying Hail to Newton Beginning five minutes after midnight, this morning, the new schedule on the Santa Fe went into operation. The Santa Fe now has three passenger trains in the Chicago-California service. Th California limited, which has been run three times a week between Chicago and Los Angeles and San Francisco, now runs daily, and the "overland," which has been run daily between Chicago and San Francisco, will be split, one section running to Los Angeles and the other to San Francisco. The limited, leaving Chicago at 2 p. m. arrives in Los An geles at 8:30 a. m., coast time of the third day out, and at San Francisco nine and one-half hours later. The fast mail made its last trip and the llmitc-d, with a mail car added to Us equipment, takes its time and place on the schedule. The fast mail's running time from Kansas City to Newton has been nine minutes less than that of the California flyer. Locomotive No. 50 would terk its two cars along and make up time in short runs. The flyer is a train of several times the weight and has the most powerful engines on the system to draw it in nine minutes less time than formerly from Kansas City to Newton. ENTERPRISES CONSOLIDATED. New Corporation Absorbs Los Angeles Terminal Company. St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 27. The directors of the California Improvement company. Colonel George is. Leighton, S. A. Bemis, S. W. Fordyce, Charles Clarke and R. C. Kerens, at a meeting held here adopt ed a resolution authorizing the winding up of the affairs of the company and the transfer of the property of the Los Angeles Terminal Railroad company, a:I of the lands and belongings to the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Rail road company. This action will be rati fied at a meeting of the stockholders to be held in East St. Louis in accordance with the laws governing Illinois corpor ations, on Monday, January 14. The San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake articles of incorporation estimate the length of this proposed road at 1.100 miles, and the cost of equipping and building It at $25,000,000. The company's headquarters are to be at Salt Lake Citj'. The capital stock authorized is $25,000,000; par value of shares $100. NO TRANSCONTINENTAL DEAL President of Canadian Pacific Scouts Reported Combination. Montreal, Dec. 27. A. G. Shaughnessy, president of the Canadian Pacific rail way, when shown the rport asserting that a combination is under way by which the Canadian Pacific, Northern Pacific, Erie and Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul would work in harmony, thus forming a new line from New York to Vancouver, said: "While there is the best of feeling be tween all the roads mentioned and the Canadian Pacific, there is no combina tion of any kind. The roads mentioned may work more harmoniously in the fu ture than in the past, as it Is in their in terest to do, but there is no truth in the story of a combination and a new trans continental railway." NOVEMBER EARNINGS. Two Per Cent Increase Despite Wheat Failure in Northwest. Railroad gross earnings for November, covering 10.3.17 miles, show a gain of $1.2f2,000, which is a fraction over 2 per cent, or somewhat less than the mileane increase, which was a little over 34 per cent. This follows gains of 5.23,000 in W $2,187,000 In 18y8 and $,!l,uu0. in 18S7, and is made in the face of the failure of the spring wheat crop in the northwest. Of the 111 roads reporting 22 show In creases of over $30.00t and 16 show like decreases. The Baltimore & Ohio leads in gains, with $381,000. Then follow the Illinois Central with JiN8.0"0: the Choctaw. Oklahoma & Gulf, SlS.OoO; the Missouri, Kansas & Texas. $220.m0, and the St- Loms Southwestern, S205.000. The Canadian Pacific has the lnre-et decrease, $310,000. Other large losses ara the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, $?35, 0. and the Great Northern system, $231. 000. : , Rewarded. J. C. Blakemore. the late head dlsnatcri- er of the Santa Fe at Atchison, bv his firm stand in the interest of the coninanv in tbe late strike, is to be rewarded. He is now acting agent at Palmer Lake, but on January 1 is to be made chief dis patcher in the superintendent's office at .fuepio, col. Double Headers Entrenched. Because the doubleheader trains carrv interstate business, the plan of the state society of labor to have a legislative enactment to prohibit doubleheaders will not succeed. Congress alone, it is said by lawyers, can legislate on this proposition. Operators Get Other Employment Santa Fe orverators who went out when the strike was called are scatter ing, seeking and securing employment W. A. Burk3t, who was local chairman WOMAN'S Women as Well as Men Suffer and Ara Hade JliscraMs by Kidaey and Bladder Troubles. To Prove what Swamp-Root, tbe Great Kidney Remedy. wi'I Co for YOU, Every Reader of the "State Journal" May Have a Sample Bottle Sent Free by Mail. Among the many famous cures of Eivamp-Root investigated by the State Journal none seem to speak highei of the wonderful curative properties of this great kidney remedy than the one we publish this week for the benefit of our readers. Mrs. H. N. Wheeler of 117 High Rock St., Lynn, Mass., writes: "About 18 months ago I had a very severe spell of sickness. I was extremely sick for three weeks, and when I finally waa able to leave my bed I was left with excruciating pains !ri my back. My water at times looked 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 paid my kid neys were not affected, but I felt certain that they were the cause of my trouble. My sister. Mrs. C E. Littleneld of Lynn, advised me to give tr. Kilmer's Swamp Root a trial. I procured a bottle and in side of three days commenced to get 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 I 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 Yon Need SWAMP-ROOT. Is their work. So when your kidneys are weak or out ef order you can under stand how quickly your entire body is affected, and how every organ aeems to i fall to do Its duty. If you are sick or "feel badly, begin taking the famous new discevery, Ir. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, because as soon as your kidneys are well they will lielp ail 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 responsible for the many ills that bes-t womankind. Neuralgia, nervousness, headache, puffy or dark circles under the fyes. iheumatism, a dragging pain or dull ache in the back, weakness or bearing . down sensation, profuse or scanty supply or urine, with strong: odor, frequ.-rit desire to pass it night or day, with scalding or burning sensation theae are all unmistakable signs of kidney i.nd 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 rIhfs or bottle, and let it Ftand twenty-four hours. If on examination it is milky or cloudy, if there is a bri-k-dust settling, or if small particles float about in It, your kidneys are in need ttt Immediate attention. Other symptoms showing that you need Swamp-Root are sleerjlessnes. rlle liness, irregular heart, breathieseness, sallow, unhealthy complexion, plenty of ambition but no strength. Swamp-Root is pleasant t take, and la used In the leading hespitals, rec ommended by physicians In their private practice, and i" taken by doctors themselves, because they recognize in it the greatest and most successful rem edy that ecince has ever been able to compound. If you are already convinced that Swamp-Root is what you need, you ran purchase the regular fifty-cent and one-dollar bottles at the drug stores every where. EDITORIAL NOTICE Swamp-Root, the great Kidney, Uver and H i-, der remedy, is so remarkably successful that a special arrangement has been, made by which all of our readers who have not already tried il 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 thrttHndn of testimonial letters received from men and women cured by S a mp-Hunt, Be sure and mention reading this generous offer in the Topeka Ijaily State Journal when sending your address to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Bingham ton. N. Y. of the O. R. T., left last night to take a place in the general agent's office of the Missouri Pacific, at Pueblo. G. W. Mitchell is looking up a mercantile bus iness proposition in Armourdale. F. L. Brown goes to South Bend, Ind. Another one of the strikers has secured a place with the Rock Island. , Christmas Traffic Breaks Records. Holiday passenger traffic on the Rock Island is reported as 25 per cent increase over last year. All the railroads report greatly increased holiday traffic, due to fine weather and prosperous conditions. SANTA FE LOCALS. Joseph Phillips of the roundhouse la laying off. Engineer C McGinnis ia taking a few holidays. George Galletly has returned from a visit to his son in Jefferson county. Boilermaker Hartley spent his Christ mas in Kansas City. Several changes in runs will result from the change in time table which went Into effect this morning. The runs are now reduced to the same number as were scheduled before the original lim ited was put on in November. Carpenter are kept busy putting new winter awnings upon the locomotive cabs. Carl Kiene, a locomotive engineer on the Kansas City Southern, is visiting in Topeka. He was formerly a Santa Fe fireman. i AT DODGfi CITY. Frank Smith, a former Santa Fe engi neer out of Dodge City west, but now of Danville, 111., stopped hi the city Monday. He was on his way to Denver where he has business interests to settle before he returns east. Jim Cowley is in the eastern part of the state spending the Christmas holi days. x Henry Heustis Is Uiving off and Is la Denver for about a week. Tom Traynor has Henry Heustis' car and Mclntyre is in Traynor's place. Conductor Wm. Piper is laying off of Nos. 5 and 6. Conductor Conrad is In his place. Peter Pringle is laying off of the same trains and Geo. Euston is In his place. , ' FROM NEWTON. Engineer H. Johnston la laying off and John R. Ward takes his place In passen ger service. Machinist W. H. Paxton waa given a holiday Christmas day. and says It is the first Christmas since he began work for the Santa Fe. more than ten years ago, but what he has had to work. Christmas day was a heavy day In Santa Ke circles. ' Roundhouse Foreman Burke says that nearly fifty engines were put over the turntable !n ten hours. A good many of the employes were given a holiday and those that remained at work were compelled to labor that much harder. Word has been received here that Billia Sievert was married at his present home in Albuquerque. It will be remembered that Billie was at one time an employe of the Santa Fe In this city, and has manv friends here who wish him and his bride a life of happiness. - An Opium Confession. . Sacramento. Cal., Dec. 27. H. Green, the man who entered the police station here and surrendered himself for the murder of Bill Keeny. which he said he commit ted in Michigan in ISTo, now denies that he Is guilty of that crime. He claims that he was under the influence of opium when he confessed. The police, however, are inclined to believe his original story and are investigating the matter. Now is the time when croup and lung troubles prove raDidlv fatal. The onlv harmless remedy that produces immediate results is one Minute Cough Cure. It is very pleasant to take and can be relied upon to quicklv cure couehs. colds and ail lung diseases. It will prevent consump tion. to perform her necessary work, v!io 1 always" tired and overwrought. v h feels that the cares of life r more than she can utand. It is a boon to he veiia and ailing. aiu, H. X. WUCR1.SR. p 'Or:' s It used to be considered that only urinary aril bladder troubles were to be traced to th" Sid neys, but now modern ptoience proves that nearly all diseases have their beginning in the disorder of these most important organs. The kidnevs filter and purify the blood (hat TELEPHONE Kaczynski, I FOR Wood . - Charcoal -AND Kindling, Fourth and Jackson.' Tele. 530. m m RUBEuOiO RQQFluG NOTICE The manufacturers beg to snnnnnee that their Agency with Kaa isCity Itivif ing and Corrugating Co., Kanwii City, will terminate December Slut, 1. A further annouiiurinetit wyl bemade to coBfiimers if and dealers in RUlit; ROID ROOKINJ a. to new arraiipei.if iit.i for supplying theia from Jan. lot. 1K1. S14W J.t St.. -w Tork 1M Fik ... Chlor. !'r- Lyon' b PERFECT fiooffr Poufcr AN ELEGANT TOILET LUXURY. Used "by people of refinement lor over a quarter of a century. MONEY TO LOAN. Monthly payments. Long or Sh jri j Time. Privilege to pay. iCcpitoI Bnildinz ad Loan Ass):a $34 KANSAS AVE. ( miU HACK AD LIVEBY STACLE W. T. Lawi.ksi. IToprietor. SioQulncy Street. New rubber-tired ritrs. Wanted ilorses to board. Call 'phone 170 for Hacks at one-half re&uiar rates.