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TOPEKA STATE JOUEXAL, FRIDAY EVENING. DECEMBEIi 28, 1900.
The Cause of Many Sudden Deaths. Thsre is a disease prevailing in this conntry most dangerous because so decep tive. Many sudden ' deaths are caused by it heart Oisease, pneumonia, heart failure or apoplexy are often the result of kidney disease. If kidney trouble is al lowed to advance the ; kidney-poisoned blood will attack the vital organs or the kidneys themselves break down and waste sway ceil by cell. Bladder troubles most always result from a derangement of the kidneys and a cure is cDtamea quicxest by a. proper treatment of the kidneys. If you are feeling badly you can make no mistake by taking Dr. Kilmer's iwarap-Koot, the great kidney, liver and b. adder remedy. It corrects inability to hold urine and scald ing pain in passing it, and overcomes that unpleasant necessity of being compelled to go often during the day, and to get up many times during the nighi. The mud and the . extraordinary effect of Swamp-Root is soon realized. It stands the highest for its won- cerful cures of the most distressing cases. Swamp-Root is pleasant to take and sold by all druggists in fifty-cent and one-dollar sized bottles. You may have a sample bottle of this wonderful new dis covery and a book that tells all about it, both Home of Swamp-Root. sent free by mail. Address Dr. Kilmer & Co. Binghamton, N. Y. When writing mention reading: this generous offer m this paper. FOR Christmas and New Year Holidays 1900-1901, Special Excursion Babes Have Been Made Between Points on the UNION PACIFIC For dates on which, tickets will be sold and full information, call on F. A. Lewis, City Ticket Agent; J. U.FTJL. ton, Depot Agent. COMOU DRAMATIC EVENTS "The Prisoner of Zenda" comes to the Crawford tomorrow, for a. matinee and night performance. Despite the crying of the devotees of the "curate" or "fireside" realists, the public's demand for romance the past year or so has so overwhelmingly swept the sands from under their feet that such an apostle of romancers as An thony Hope must stand aghast in won derment at the phenomenaJ triumph, of his principles, for the great success of his greatest of all great fables. "The Hnsoner or Zenua, has not only es tablished iiim as the foremost romancer of this decade, but Inaugurated a de mand for that style of literature that tias set both novelists and dramatists to writing and thinking of nothing but highly imagina-tive creations and ideal istic consequences. In presenting "The Prisoner of Zenda" this season the management has spared neither time, labor nor expense in organizing a com pany that for completeness and merit equals any heretofore engaged to give life to. this splendid romance, among wnom are aughan Glaser, Charlotte Tittell, W. M. Wadsworth,. Robert connesa, Helen Strickland, Cecil Owen Marion Daniels, -W. I Buchanan, Luke Conness, and others. The scenic equip ment is of such magnitude that a car 13 required for its transportation. , The announcement of the coming of Sir. Itooert Downing and his company is welcome news to theater-goers. Mr. Downing is this season surrounded by a company composed of euch artists as Miss Alberta Converse, whom the press ag-ent says- bears a. strong resemblance to Mary Anderson in beauty of face and form as well as in her finished act ing. Chas. D. Herman, who last season was leading man with. Frederick Warde, and for five years previous with Mme. Modjeska in the same capacity, will fill the name position with: Mr. Downing this season. Mr. Downlng's repertoire consists of "The Gladiator," "Othello," "Ingomar," "Richard the IJon-hearted," and "Damon and Pythias." For his en gagement here he has. selected "In romar" for the matinee New Year's day at the Grand, and "Richard the Lion hearted" for the night performance. "A Man of Mystery" will be the at traction at the New Crawford opera house New Years, matinee and night. Messrs. Leary and Hagen, theatrical managers, present this melodrama with the original cast, and the thrilling and sensational effects. Despite its sensa tionalism the play is said to be as pure in theme as water from a crystal spring, not a detail is slighted or over looked, and the comedy element is a sunburst of wit and humor, producing a freshlet of rippling laughter and mer riment. In "A Man of Mystery," as in "Trilby," the science of a. hypnotism has been correctly and successfully used. Of all the depraved monsters the stage has given, Richard Glenwood, known as "the shadow," is the worst. A hyp notist who uses his baleful power for wicked ends, an advanced criminal of the fin de siecle school, who robs his friend, not by entering his house at night by the flash of a dark lantern and blowing open his safe, but by clasping his hard in friendship and looking him in the eye. The play is built upon his last crime, the robbery of his own uncle and sister. The sister ts loved by Ned Keene, a detective who is tracing the criminal, and who because of his love hesitates to do his duty and expose the scoundrel. The sister herself discovers the crimes of her brother, and the sub sequent events, including a beautiful fceart story, form the material for this most wonderful play. The characters are all well drawn and true to life. The comedy and dialogue are bright, crisp and sparkling. There is none of the old fashioned claptrap and bombast In either the language or action. Came to Kansas Early. "Wichita, Dec. 28. Col. Montgomery Bryant, formerly of the Thirteenth in fantry, had two separate strokes of par alysis this week, and his condition is serious. He was the first white man born in Kansas, at Leavenworth in 183i and has had a remarkable history. Among his friends were Kit Carson and Jim Bridges. He participated in a great many Indian battles. He was retired in lim and makes his home here. Holiday Kates. The Missouri Pacific will sell tickets December 22, 23, 34, 25, SI and .tnuary 1, between all points within 200 miles dis tance, at rate of one fare for the round trip, with minimum of 60 cents. Chil dren between 5 and 12 years half fare. Kiskaui limited ior return to January 2. SPORTiriG riEVS. Kid jleCoy Says He Will Jttarry Marguerite Corneiile. To Ketnrn to England in the Spring Tor That Purpose. IS A CHARMING WOMAN Iloosler Pugilist Praises His Dirorced Wife Also. Will Sail for South Africa Soon on Business. New York. Dec. 2S. "I was willing to box anybody in the business while in England," nays Kid McCoy, "but there was no one to meet me. I then directed my attention to racing and made J25.00O, which was more than I could have earn ed here at the track. Charley Mitchell was my friend over there. He will be here next month and I Intend to tour the country with him. He has more money than any fighter in the ring, and, what is more, he is a good fellow. I was awfuly seasick coming over and that accounts why I look so pale. I weighed nearly 194 pounds when I left the other side. I guess I don't weigh more than 1S6 now." "Is it true that you are going to marry Marguerite Corneiile, the music hall singer?" he was asked. "Yes, it is a fact," was McCoy's reply. "I fell in love with her and we are en gaged. I will return to England next spring and marry her. She is a clever woman and very charming. I am glad to learn that my late wife, from whom I am divorced, is getting along so well. She ia a good woman and I still think of her. I was not the sort of a fellow to make a good husband for her, be cause my habita are irregular and I am compelled to travel a great deal." "Why did you leave America without letting anyone know of your where abouts?" he was asked. "I was tired, bored and annoyed to death by persona who pestered me with questions as to my family affairs, my fight with Corbett, etc," was the reply. "So in order to avoid them I sailed to England under an assumed name. I know I did wrong, but it can not be helped. It was said that when I sailed for England I left a lot of gambling debts behind me. I never welched in my life and I do not owe Eddie Burke or anyone else money." McCoy further said that when he re turns to the other side he will sail for South Africa and look after some min ing property which he baa there. FAMOUS SIRE AUCTIONED. Hamburg Will Be Sold at Madison Square Garden Next Month. New "York. Dec. 28. Hamburg, son of Hanover, considered by many the best col: that ever raced in this country, is to be sold at auction. The brown horse will be the star of the breaking-up sale of the famous Bitter Root stock farm, the property of the festate. of the late Marcus Daly, to begin on January SO at Madison Square Garden. Hamburg was foaled in 1895, and as a yearling was bought by John E. Mad den In Madden s colors he won the great Trtai, Flash, Swift, and Realiza tion stakes and other races to the value of ?64,525. In 1S9S Madden sold Hambur; to Marcus Daly for $35,000. Besides Hamburg eight other famous sires will be sold, including Tammany, Ogden, Inverness, Bathampton, Isodora, The Pepper, Bute, and Scottish Chief tain. Probably the greatest lot of high- class brood mares ever offered for sale in this country will be disposed of dur ing the sale. Thirty-one of them have been bred to Hamburg. In addition, 12 horses in training, in cluding Frankfort, brother to Hamburg, and 75 foals of 18992 years old in 1901 win De disposed of. It is expected Ham burg will bring more than $50,000. WADDELL WILL NOT BE SOLD. Pittsburg: Pitcher Declares He 'Will Refuse to Play Elsewhere. Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 28. "Rube" Wad. dell, the eccentric Ditcher whom thii Pittsburg club has been triying to sell. personally notified Treasurer W. W.Kerr today that he would not be sold. Rube's stand is an Indication of the growins- independence among baseball players. i want to pitch for Pittsburg next season." said Waddell to Mr. Kerr, "but 1 wont be traded to another league town. I have a good offer from a semi- proiessional team and will nitch fnr them unless I can stay on the Pittsburg roll. Under no circumstances will I sub mit to any attempt to 'sell' me to annth. er club." KENNEDY TO GO TO 'FRISCO. Ha and Charley White Will Try to Elevate Pugilism on the Coast. New Tork, Dec. 28. Jim Kennedy, the well known promoter of sports of this city, is to reform and uplift pugilism in San Francisco. Kennedy will have with him to assist in the reformation Charley White, the famous referee, whose reputation as a fair and sauare official is international. The boxmg game in the citv of the rolden gate has gone from bad to worse, owing to the blundering of managers and the unfair and often worse deci sions of "fixed" referees and frequently the collusion of the fighters themselves. lhe better class of sporting men on the Pacific coast came to the conclu sion that the fistic game there needed some such men as Jim Kennedy to put it on its feet again and make it as popu lar and profitable as in earlier days, when Frisco was the Mecca of fighters me wona over. when Kennedy was asked to take charge of the game by the Frisco sports he wired back: can 1 bring my own referee?" "Yes" was the immediate answer flashed back. With such a famous pair as Kennedv and White at the head there is no rea son why all the laudable desires of re form should not be accomplished. Pa trons of pugilism on the ooast who have lost confidence in the management of the affairs there of late will doubtless regain their faith in the game after Kennedy stamps his personality on the contests he will "pull off." It is Kennedy's intention to bring to gether all the big heavyweights. Jef fries. Corbett, Ruhlin and Mailer have already been named as probable prin cipals in the proposed fistic battles. WALCOTT AND JACKSON. Black Welter Weights to Eight in 'Erisco in February. Chicago, Dec 28. Young Mitchell, the retired middleweight champion of the Pacific coast, wired to Biddy Bishop today that he had signed articles of agreement which call for a twenty-four round glove contest at 145 pounds at 3 o'clock between his man, young Peter Jackson, the welterweight champion of the Pacific coast, and Joe Walcott, the match to take place the last week in February at San Francisco. Bishop ia Jackson's manager and trainer, and Young Mitchell represents him out in California. This contest will decide the suprem acy between the two premier colored welterweights, and that it will be a hurricane battle there is but little doubt. Both men are rushing, boring in, ding-dong fighters, and never keep an assemblage waiting for an exciting round. Both are heavy hitters and capable of taking more than ordinary punishment, and both have been tried thoroughly and found to be game to the core. Jackson has never been de feated. It will be remembered that it was this same Young Peter who last June at Denver trained down to 13S pounds and succeeded in knocking out the hitherto invincible Kid Parker. This defeat and the terrific body punching administered by Jackson put Parker on the down-grade run and also put him in bed for several weeks.. BUHLIN'S NEW BLOW. Billy Madden Teaching His Man the "Scissore" Punch. - - New York, Dec. 28. Al Smith's duties as stakeholder in the Jeffries-Ruhhn match have ended. He has returned the $22,500 forfeits to both- Ruhlin and Jeffries, Including several other details in connection with the championship battle scheduled to be fought at Cin cinnati Feb. 15. - According to the articles of agree ment signed by both fighters recently the Bank of Cincinnati i3 the final stakeholder. The forfeits will be sent there as soon as possible. "Ruhlin will surprise a lot of people when he meets Jeffries," says Madden. "I am teaching him a blow called the 'scissors punch. I can not tell you ex actly how it is delivered, but I can say that if it lands on Jeffries' jaw he will go out in a hurry and double up like a pair of scissors." RYAN WILL FIGHT HTC0Y. "Last Call For the Dining Car" For the JLiO. New York. Dec. 28. Kid McCoy may be matched to fight Tommy Ryan in a limited-round "go" in Cincinnati short ly before or after the Jeffries-Kunun championship battle. The Kid can have this match if he wants it, and it is be lieved he will accept it, now that all the "heavies" have side-stepped him. The big fellows don't want any part of Mc Coy, so the "Kid" seems to be in a posi tion to take a long rest irom ma pugilis tic labors. He issued his defi. making It broad enough to take in anybody who might think himself a tighter, out as yet mere has been no response. W. A. Bracrv. manager of Champion Jeffries, said: "Jeffries will not fight McCoy under any circumstances. I don't know what any other heavy weight will do, but we will pass him up." BIG PURSE FOR TROTTERS. Large Stake Given at Buffalo Track Many Years Ago. fFrom the Chicago Inter-Ocean. The largeet purse ever offered for 2:30 trotters was over the once tamous uui falo track. August 10. 1870. nearly thir ty-one. years ago. It was for $20,000 with straight ten per cent entrance fee. Ten horses scored down for the word, en trance money enough to pay the purse. They were: Harry Hariey, mnoe, Anthonv Wayne. Kansas Maid, Lady Augusta, Bay Harry, Derby, General Love, Purity and AiDatross. inessrs w. Brown, M. Roden, J. Jennings, J. W. Sprattley, J. L. Doty, Graves & Loomis, A. Gillespie, John Horter, W. H. Wood ruff and A. W. Richmond made the en tries, and the horses finished the race in the order named. Prince, a chestnut gelding, driven by M. Roden, won the first heat in 2:29, and Harry Jtiariey, driven by W. Brown and Dan Mace, the next three in 2:27, 2:27, 2:29. Think of 2:27 being the fastest heat in a $20,000 race. Truly, times have changed since 1870. It would require three heats in 2:09, and perhaps one a couple of seconds faster, to land such a plum nowadays. ONE-EYED" CONNOLLY IS SICK. Noted Character in Sporting World Now in Kings County Hospital. New York, Dec. 28. James Connolly, best known to hundreds of sports as "One-Eyed" Connolly, Is spending h's Christmas in the Kings county hospital in a strait-jacket. He was gathered in by the police of Flatbush yesterday when they found him wandering about aimlessly and trying to ward off the vicious attacks of pink monkeys and spotted hippopotami. The surgeons say Connolly may recover enough in a few days to be let out, but that he will nev er he his old self again. In his more lucid moments today Con nolly sent this morose word to his friends: "Tell 'em I've fit my last fight; I'm down and they're counting me out." If Connolly does "go out" the sporting world will lose one of its most unique figures. He is known from Gotham to 'Frisco, while New Orleans nods to him and Chicago has its name on his visit ing list. Connolly has been rich and has seen every important sporting event in the United States since the Ryan-Sullivan fight, and without paying a cent for it all. He went on baggage cars, freight cars, cattle cars, on trucks or afoot, but he always "got there" and was always smiling. Mc Govern and Lavigne, Chicago, Dec. 28. It is said the Ca dillac Athletic club of Detroit will be KAISER MAY RISK HIS ELDEST SON'S LIFE. Crown Prince Frederick Goes to Palestina Only at His Peril. His Imperial Highness Frederick Is to visit the Holy Land shortly, and It Is more than probable he will be in great danger during every hour of his sojourn there. The Turkish Ambassador at Berlin has just "solemnly warn ed" Emperor Wilhelm that "the Sublime Porte will not be responsible for any anti-German feeling that may be manifested during the proposed visit of the Crown Prince to Palestine." doing business again after the new year opens, and a possible attraction is -La vigne and McGovern for 15 rounds. Tl is pair were to have met in Chicago on February 12," but . as there will be no more boxing here .a new place will have to bo found. The Detroit club will otter a good inducement. Lavigne is wUiing, although 15 rounds is perhaps , a long distance lor him to attempt. Tanforan Races. San Francisco, Dec. 2S. Golden AgC, favorite in the fourth race, was left at the rost after receding in the betting. The affair left a bad impression on the spectators and Bullman, who rode liiio reth's colt, was loudly hissed. Starrer Dwyer said Golden Age bolted across the track. Articulate, a greatly improv ed colt, won the last race by a neck from Bard of Avon. The hurdle event resulted in a com plete upset, May Boyta 60 to 1 shot, win ning from Lomo, the second choice. Eva Moe, the favorite, tired badly and finish ed last. Slap Dash took the last race by a head from Tola, the favorite. Two first choices won. The weather was fine and track fast. Results: First race 1 1-16 miles; purse. Oppo nent, 7 to 5, won; Walkenshaw, 5 to 1, second; Free Lance, 5 to 1, third. Time, 1:4 Second race 1 mile; purse. MacGyle, 3Vi to 1, won; Parmenion, 8 to 5, second; Spike, 30 to 1, third. Time, 1:42. Third race Hurdle handicap;l miles. May Boy, 60 to 1, won; Lomo, 8 to 5, second; Mike Rice, 9 to 1, third. Tune. 3:2f. Fourth race 6 furlongs. Articulate, 4 to 1, won; Bard of Avon, 10 to 1, sec ond; Cilurlan, 5 to 1, third. Time, 1:13.' New Orleans Races. New Orleans, Dec. 28. Weather fine; track fast. Sir Florian was the only fa-: vorite to win. Results: First race Selling; 1 mile. Blocker, 12 to 1 and 4 to 1, won; Sun Locks, 5 to 2 and 4 to 5, second; Petit Maitre, 9 to 5, third. Time, 1:43. Second race Selling; 6 furlongs. Syn copated Sandy, 4 to 1 and 6 to 5, won; Main, 6 to 1 and 2 to 1, second; CaHear, 60 to 1. third. Time, 1:15. Third race- Selling 6 furlongs. Cogs well, 10 to 1 and 4 to 1, won: Shut Up, 5 to 2 and 4 to 5, seeond; Boemerack, even, third. Time, 1:16. Fourth race Handicap; 6 furlongs. Sir Florian, 4 to 5 and 1 to 3. won; An noy, 4 to 1 and even, second; Moroni, 7 to 2, third. Time. 1:21. Fifth race Selling; 6 furlongs. Com mand, 15 to 1 and 5 to 1, won; Junaetta, 25 to 1 and 8 to 1, second; Horseshoe To bacco, 13 to 5, third. Time, 1:15. Sixth race Selling; 1 1-16 miles. Dick Furber, 4 to 1 and 8 to 5, won; Spurs, 3 to 1 -and even, second; Phidias, 8 to 5, third. Time, 1:49. Gans vs. O'Brien. New York, Dec. 28. Joe Gans, the col ored fighter, and Jack O'Brien.the light weight slugger of New York, will in ail probability be matched to fight in a 20 round bout shortly. Al Herford, mana ger of the Eureka Athletic club of Balti more, is anxious to bring these two prominent fighters together, and has of fered them a purse of $1,500 to fiht the latter part of next" month. Herford is also willing to hang up a purse of $750 for a 20 round go between Harry Lyons and "Kid" Broad. Corrigan's Horses Start East. San Francisco, Dec. 28. Ed Corrigan's horses started on their journey for Eng land yesterday. .As previously announc ed, the string consisted of nine, mostly 2 year olds, and -they occupied one car. At Chicago they will be given a short rest and then shipped to New- York, whence they will.'isai-l January 5. Keyes is in charge of' tfte. stable. Elliott Defeats Crosby. Kansas City, Dec. 28. J. A. R. Elliott, the local wingshot, successfully defend ed the Castiron championship medal against W. R. Crosby, at Washington park yesterday afternoon, winning by a score of 96 to Crosby's 91. Horse Notes. One of the two horses to earn more than $1,000 on the New England half mile circuit this year ia the bay mare, Martha Marshall, 2:14. Martha start ed in ten races, and won six of them, and twice was behind the money, once at Worcester and once at Nashua, but each of these times she was drawn on account of sickness. Martha Marshall was once sold for $140. She was raced in 1899, starting out as a green pacer, and went into winter quarters with a record of 2:19. Speaking of the sum Martha Marshall once passed hands for brings to mind that, as a rule, trotting bred youngsters with enough speed eventually to enable them to become money winners do not sell for a song, but once in a while good ones are not estimated at their proper value when young, and are sold for a small part of their value. The season has been notable for Illus trations of this fact. - The pacing filly Sophia, 2:09, by Anderson Wilkes, is the fastest 4-year-old pacing mare of the year, and she was sold at auction last fall for $155,- Charley Hayt, 2:07 winner of the fastest heat ever won by a horse in his first winning race, sold last November for $450. The trotter, Joe Watts, 2:10, by Electioneer, one of the big money winners of this year, was sold for $28 when he was a yearling. Early Reaper, 2:09, one of the sensa tional trotting stallions of the year, brought only $225 when he was a 2- year-ofti. John TV, 2:09, a money-win ning pacer, sold for i3f arter ne naa passed the age of colthood. Bird Eye, 2:14. one of the real good trotters of the year, was sold for $30 when he was a yearling. KANSASJIEWS. Wichita Cats and Dogs Consid ered Epidemic .Breeders. Sanitary Commission Orders Death of All Strays. SPHEAD THE SMALLPOX Claimed That the Disease Is Carried In Their Fur. Animals Ban In Yards of Quar antined Homes. Wichita, Kas., Dec. 28. Chairman of Sanitary Commission A. J. Burr has is sued orders to kill all cats and dogs caught loose on the Btreets of Wichita. The reason for this, he claims, la that these animals are spreading smallpox In Wichita, numerous complaints havin oome to the sanitary and health officers that these animals were going into quar antined houses and then running into yards and on porches where the small pox was carried and caught by peopl of the house. It is claimed that the disease is carried in their fur. MAT COME TO TOPEKA. Mrs. Nation, Saloon Fixtures Smasher Threatens to Continue Her Work. Wichita, Dec. 28. Mrs. Nation was re moved to the county jail last night, whence she Issued a manifesto to th "friends of temperance everywhere," in Which she acknowledges there was method in the apparent madness. "I came to the governor's home town, she continues, "to destroy the finest saloon in it, hoping thus to attract pub lie attention to the flagrant violation of a Kansas law under the very eye of the chief executive of the state." The damage to the saloon ia hard to estimate. It was finished with stucco secured from the world's fair buildings, ana many blocks of it are shattered The painting of Cleopatra cost Mr. Noble, its author, nine months' time painting it, and was still his property, being rented by the saloon. It has been seen at nearly all the street fairs from Canada to the gulf. Mrs. Nation's husband is a lawyer at Medicine Lodge, an intimate friend of Jerry Simpson and a politician. Mrs, Nation practices osteopathy and was on her way to Missouri to visit an osteo pathic school. Before she left home. however, she stated that she intended to raid every saloon in Kansas and rid the state of the joints. After her arrest Mrs. Nationsent two demands to the sick bed of Governor Stanley for him, as governor of the state, to come to the city jail and take charge or her defense. On Mr. Stan ley's refusal, she telegraphed for Jerry Simpson, her old neighbor, at Medicine Lodge, A formal charge of malicious destruc tion of property was filed against Mrs. Nation late yesterday afternoon by Ma han Bros., proprietors of the saloon. A band of local W. C. T. IT. women called upon her in the evening and held prayer meeting in the cell. They then entered into consultation, after which a note asking the governor's assistance was taken to his residence and delivered to him personally, but the governor re fused to act. Mrs. Brown, president of the local union, stated that now that the crusade against the liquor traffic had been in augurated, the members of the W. C. T. XT. would take up the work and fight it to a finish. She said that they in tended to test the law and ascertain to what extent the public officials intended to uphold the same. Mrs. Nation said last night: "I wish to give my reasons for .doing this. It is in defense of humanity. These murder shops are grinding up 100,000 boys every year, and we women must protect the boys. "I am determined to rid this state of the joints. We have a law here that prohibits the sale of intoxicants, and if the authorities do not enforce it l win do so myself. The same law that pro hibits the sale also gives every citizen the right to enforce it, if the officers do not do so. I cleaned Kiowa of it3 joints and I will do as much for Wichita if I am given the chance. "I stopped off at Wichita on purpose to destroy the fixtures or these saioon3, and would not have stopped in my work by simply destroying the bar at the Carey had not the officer interfered with me. I defy them to formally arrest me or to try me. I'll make It so hot ror tne officials that they will be glad to let me alone. They know that they are not enforcing the law and also know that I have a right to do so. My husband is not a lawyer for nothing. He nas post ed me on the law in this matter aid I am only acting according to the law I am the president of the Barber county W. C. T. IT., and in going about raiding Joints as I do I am only doing the work of the order. I was aiso arresiea m Kiowa, when I raided the places there. but they soon released me. From Wichita I will go to another joint city. perhaps Topeka, but I will keep my movements unaer cover. TO THE KOCKEEELLEB RANCH. Junction City Man Will B Assistant Manager. Junction Citv. Dec. 28. Christmas night Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Wright left via Abilene for tne uranit KocBe feller ranch at Belvidere, 120 miles out from Wichita. This is a magnificent ranch of 14.000 acres, and .probably the best improved estate in Kansas. Among the stock on tne rancn are .kjv register ed Herefords. some of them costing ta,- 000 each. There are just as good Short horns and 50 standard-bred horses, some of them being as good as America has produced. Charlie goes to share the responsibili ties of the present manager. Every thing is furnished, even to a furnished house. BRYAN AT ABILENE. Lectures For the Benefit of the Ladies' Library Association. Abilene, Kan., Dec. 28. William Jen nings Bryan lectured here last night in tv, rnr-n house, under the auspices rt the Ladles' Library association of this citv. of -which Mrs. J. M. Gleissner ia president and Miss Mace Kins xecretary. He ia mi route to Galveston, Tex. The proceeds of the lecture are for the benefit of the public library fund. The opera house was nearly filled with an audience representing all parts of t'-e county. The Rev. Dr. Blayney. a forrrg friend of Brvan, presided. Mr. Bryan dm cussed equality before the law, taxation, currency, trusts and imperialism, making remocra.tic argument on each topic. The nation, he said, is drifting away from Its old landmarks in lis recent attitune on these questions. He devoted much (rr in imrjerlallsm. and said: "I deny the right of Spain to sell us the Filipinos, or of the Filipinos to sell us themselves. Thrir riehts are undeniable.' We are not expanding with territory to b settled by ( w w'A " Am 4 h d Mm k J DRV op This FAY RIBBONS I "ew 1ancie3 received yesterday. , I Dark Plaids and Stripes at 10c and 25o A lot of Light Colored Fancies, Stripes ami Checks were 25c 1 R r Now, per yard lJw Wide Taffetas very nice quality, have been selling for 30c f 0 P' Now, per yard , 1 V rv ft nyrr Foster's 4-hook Dressed colors Tans, Browns and III U VJLvl T LJ I Elates Special tomorrow Rfln 1 Per pair U JU Foster's "Fowler"4-hook Tans only $ 1.50 quality for, pa!r OSo A lot of Soiled Gloves, were $1.00 size b only now, per pair,... 23o Christmas Goods, and off. Some Big Bargains in Pictures and Brass Goods. Americans or to make American states. If we R-overn and tax these foreign peo ple without their consent, we must be prepared to maintain our position by force. Whenever this ftnvernmcnt goes out to govern people without their con sent. It will depart from one of Its an cient landmarks." Mr. Bryan and his son, who accompa nied him, left at night for Texas. AN ANCIENT RELIC. Sabetha Man Has a Commission Is sued by King Georga in 1717. Sabetha, Kan., Dec. 2S. Allen Taylor, living seven miles southwest of this city, although not a firm believer in Ktlwar.l Bellamy's theory, can look back to an early period in Colonial days, over years ago. He has In his possession a commission issued during the reiern of King George to Lieutenant John Sorry, September 2, 1717. The commission was handed down by Mr. Taylor s grand father, and if put in the hand of the proper parties might bring a fortune. Fol lowing ia the commission identical as issued: I Province of the "Massachusetts Bay. SAMFKI, SHITE, Ksiir.. Captain Gen eral and OOVKRNOUK in Chief, in & over His Majesty's Province of the Mas-sachusetts-Bav in New-Kngland. &c. To JOHN SERKY, Gent, Greeting: BY Vertue of the Power and Authority, in and by Ills Majesty's Royal Commis sion to Me Granted to be Captain General. &c, over this His Majesty's Province of the .Massachusetts-Bay Aforesaid. I do (by the.se presents) Reposing especial Trust and Contidenee in your Loyalty, Courage and good Conduct. Constitute and appoint you the said John Serrv. to be Lieutenant of the Second Foot Com pany In the Town of Springfield, whereof You are therefore carefully and dili gently to discharge the duty of a Lieuten ant in Leading. Ordering and Kxerci.sing said Foot Company in Arms, both In ferior Officers and Soldiers: and to keep In good order and Discipline; hereby com. manuing tnem to ooey you aa tnetr lieu tenant and your Kelt to oDserve ana loi- low such Orders and Instructions, a.s you shall from time to time receive from Me, or the Commander in Chief for the time bIng- or other of your Superior oriicer. tor i-iis .Majesty s service, according to Military Rules and Discipline, Pursuant to the Trust reposed in you. Given under my Hand and Seal at Arms, at Boston, the Second Day o Sep tember the Fourth Year of the Relen of his Majesty Ki tit.oto.ii Annoque JUO in SAMUEL SHTJTE. BV His FtcellencVs Command, JOHN BOYDELU His Sec'ry. WAS AN OTTAWA BOY. Sergeant Crane, Who Enlisted With the Twentieth, iUliea in Luzon. Ottawa, Dec .28.- Gen. MacArthur's latest casualty list announces the death of Sergeant Charles C. Crane, troop A, Eleventh volunteer cavalry, which oc curred on December 15. Crane was an Ottawa boy, and was among the lirst to respond to the call for troops at the outbreak of the Spanish war, in 1898. He enlisted in company K Twentieth Kansas, and when that regi ment was sent home, he, in company with a number of Kansas boys, re-en listed in troop A, Eleventh volunteer cavalry. He was about to be discharged and had writtea that lie would be home soon. Crane was a member of the Ottawa high school when he enlisted, and hail many friends here. His father is dead. and his mother holds a position in the Rice Station Indian school in Arizona. His sister, Mrs. St. John, lives at Km- poria. Crane w as only 16 years old when he enlisted, and developed Into a goo.l soldier. ' He passed through 16 battles and engagements unharmed. POISONED BY C0KN. Ex-Sheriff of Dickinson County Loses Four Valuable Horses. Abilene. Dec. 28. N. B. Robson, ex- county sheriff, had the bad luck to lnee four fine animals two ponies ana two large horses the latter part of last week. They died from being poisoned by eat ing a fungus growth contained in the corn fodder fed them at Mr. Robson's farm ten miles south of town. The loss is a heavv one -to Mr. Robson as the animals were the most valuable he pos sessed. Wilson Still Missing1. "Wichita. Dec. 28. John Wilson, who mysteriously disappeared from iis home Christmas night, the eve of his wedding, has not been heard from. The bride to be, Miss Asenith Varner, of Cottonwood Kails, is In Wichita nearly prostrated. It is now supposed that Wilson is tem porarily deranged and that he has wandered away. Becomes an Elk at 02. Parsons., Dec. 28. R. R. Brown. father of J. R. Brown, one of the most prominent men in Parsons, was initiated into the Parsons lodge order oi tucs here last nicht. Mr. Brown IS an old New Yorker and is the oldest known member of the order. He is now in his nd year. Five other member! were taken in at the same time. Concordia Newspaper Chariga. rvmcnrdia. Dec. 28. The publishers of the Empire-Daylight dissolved partner ship today. T. A. Sawhill bought the interest of his partner, J. A. Marshall. and is now sole proprietor. CsOOfJS 6J3-6IS CfAflS.AVE. cut shows the style of the new S TOCKIuGS WE HAVE THEM FOR Ladies and Children. No Hose Supportera required. Every pair warranted to give perfect satisfaction or money refunded. 30o and 35c for Children. 65c to Lacliea "The Overland Route" The ONLY DIRECT ROUTE to and from the Pacific Coast" UNION PACIFIC Two trains daily from Topeka- to Denver and Colorado points. Two trains daily from Topeka to Ban Francisco ami California point. Two trains daily from Topeka to Bait Lake City and Utah points. Two trains daily from Topeka to Portland ana North Pacitio Coast points, with direct connections for Itcoma and Seattle. Buffet Smoking and Library Cars, with Barber Shops and Pleasant Read ing Rooms. Double Drawing Koora Palace Sleepers, Dining Cars, Meala a la Carte, Pintsch Light. F. A, LEWIS. City Ticket Agent - J. a FULTON, Depot Agsat. in r J L u 9 MM til Hi I M ! ri Best Dining Car Service. Cn!) Depot la Chicago ca (he E!ava!e i L:: Best and Health to Mother and Child MRS. WINSLOWS B'JOTHINO BTRCP has twn ued for ovr FIr'TY lKAKil BY MILLIONS OK MOTHKKH for thir CHILDKKN WHlLri TLLTHIN'J, Willi PKKKKL'T Pl'lTKSS. It H'luTHKS th CHILD. SOFTKNS the GUMS, ALI.AY ail PAIN, CL'KLrt "WIND :LTC SDiI I the bf-wt remedy fnr DIARH1IOKA. it-)4 by LruKfclsta In every prt of th worlt. Be jure to ask for "Mrs. Wlnnlow's Bootb Ing Syrup" and take no other kind. tv-ftve cents a bottle. TTEIi SO TCgR HATLnra HI32T Topeka Transfer Go. 60s Kan a a Avenue. Office Tel. 320. Housa Tel. E03. F. P. Baco, Prop. trtll MS ABOUT bTOKAUK. HOLIDAY KATES Via Eock Island Route." One fare for thi ronn rlr in nninfa within 200 mlls. west of Miwnuri rivr. i irKeis Boia lice, zz, ta. Z. i,,. and 31, IW, and Jan. 1, 1901. Keturn limit, Jan. 2, 1301. HOLIDAY KATES Via "Bock Island Route." One fare for ths round trlD to saint within ZOO miles, went ft Minrouii rivr. Tickets Bold Dec. 22, 23, 24, 2"i. and ;.l, 1900, and Jan. 1. 1!0L Keturo limit, Jan. COLO It A DO FLYER. Via "Great Rock Isjand Route." Leaves Toneka f:10 n. m.. arrivln Colorado Springs 10:25, Denver U:00 o'clock next a. in. at the Fir;-t OirlFtian church, Jaiuarr 3. bv reading a bout it li let tree at the Banta Fe ofjices.