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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 29. 1900. H1IIH ? O.H"P hi UN I Illy 0 pp" in' ; 1 P :i f I wx -L.'a. Lm When Prof. JIunyon says -What his t'OLD CURE will do he only says what ni! the world knows. Nearly c erybody seems to be takir.g this remedy whenever a cold appears. It relieves the head, nose, throat and lung's so quickly that a cold rieed no lonfrer be a forerunner of grippe, c-r-htheria or pneumor.ia- Kvery one of hN remedies is as sure. All druersrists. mostly ffic vial. Gu'de to Health free. Write to Broadway and 26. h Jit., iN'ew lurk, lor medical advice free. BURLINGTON ROUTE. Its New Line, DenvefNortbwest, via Biliins. The Burlington's Denver-Northwest IIain Line was completed September 16th. It taps the Kansas City-Billings line at Alliance, eb. It is the short line, Denver to Helena, Spokane, and the direct Una to the entire Upper Horthwest. Cc!j S6 hoars Denver to Butte-Helena Only 4S hours Denver to Spokane. Only 62 honrs Denver to Fuget Sound. This will be the main traveled road for passengers going via Denver to Northern Pacific Points. To Denver, Scenic Colorado, Utah, Pacific Coast: Two great daily trains from Kansas City, St. Joseph. Weekly California excursions, personally con ducted. . . To the East: - Best equipped trains to Chicago and St. Louis. To the North : Best trains to Omaha, 6 1. Paul, Minneapolis. P. H. CRCZIR, L. W. WAKE'-EY, T. P. A.. 823 Maia St. Geti'l PsSJeBJIsr Ai fc.AN3A3 CITY, M'. ST. I.OCI3. MO. HOWARD ELLIOTT, General Maiiijor, w. Joski-h. lio. IF THE SHOE FITS You Wear It Don't throw away a good comfort able shoe, when it gets a little worn, but take it to S. M. ROHRINQ, 634 Kansas Ave. For repairs. It will save you money, Anguish and Pain. Your Shoes Polished While You Wait by the famous little coon aa artist wooder La his line, Jasper Slack. ICniffiflliil 'iiilllilirlliiM)? t. C. GILCHRIST. W. A. GILCHRIST GILCHRIST BROS. Livery Barn RUBBER-TIRED RIGS, r5T2L3 CS. SX2T3L2, a TUsica 13. V59 Jasiea St. A. W. Hopkins. W. M. Hopkins COPKINS & SON, MERCHANT POLICE. Private Work a Specialty. Cffke and Residence, 1015 Kansas Ave., Topeka, Kasv nUDEROID OOOFIuO tiOTEGE The manufacturers b$g to announce that their Agency with Kansas City Roof ing and Corrugating Co., Kansas City, will terminate December 31st, iO. A further announcement will be made to consumers of and dealers in RL'BE ROID ROOFIXU as to new arrangements for supplying them from Jan. 1st, 1901. THE KHVU1KD PAIST 0P.UTV S1-S8 Jolt St., J!w Tork 1S9 Fifth Ave., Chicago Ctires all Throat and Lung Affections. " COUGI! SYRUP vVis sure Salvation OU cures Rheumatism. 15 6t 25 cts. Holiday Excursions via. Santa Fe Route. Tickets on sale to points within 200 miles west of Missouri river. One fare for round trip. Tickets on sale Dec 91 23, 24. 25 and 31, lSuO, Jan. 1, final limit Jan. i. i MONEY TO LOAN. j Monthly payments. Long or Short S Time. Privilege to pay. 5 J Ccpitol Building ani Loaa Assas.'a I 534 KANSAS AVE. J RAILROAD EIE17S. Union Pacific Plans Big Im prorements in Kansas. Joint Track Between Kansas City and Topeka Included. TO COST A MILLION. Hock Island Benefited and Can Sake Still Faster Time. Union Pacific Will Cut Out Har ker Hills Big Grade. Plans are being made by the Union Pacific to spend an enormous sum of money during the coming year on the Kansas division of the road, which com prises the old Kansas Pacific road and branches in Kansas. The work conte-m plates reduc ing grades and straightening trac ks. The bulk -of the work will be done between Kansas City and Topeka, for one stietch.and Salina and Ellsworth for another. A party of engineers is now engaged in surveying for the proposed reduction and track changes between bere and Kansas City. The. Cnion Pacific track between Kan sas City and Topeka is used jointly by the union Pacific and Rock Island roacs. The Rock Island has for several yeais wanted its own tracks from the Kansas capital into Kansas City, but aa yet the possibility of a third line between the two cities is remote, and the Rock Isl and will contribute some share of the contemplated expenditures. On repairs to the joint line the I nion Pacific is al lowed by the terms of its contract with the Rock Island to draw on the latter road tor almost one-half.but in the mar ter of new work the percentage is not nearly so great. The cost of the work to be done between Kansas City and To peka is estimated at close to a million dollars. With a number of the heavy grades reduced and sharp curves abolished much better time should be made by trains on the 67 miles of track between Topeka and Kansas City. This would especially favor Rock Island passenger trains, as they make no stops after leav ing either Kansas City or Topeka. Another important change in the TJr ion Pacific route is that to be made west of Salina. The problem is to escape the neavy grades in the Marker hills and an especially exasperating ten mile stretch of road in the vicinity of Kanopolis. in order to get around them it is proposed to shorten the main line 4a miles by a cutcfl running from Buffalo Park, in Oo e county, on the main line to Zurich, in Rooks county, on the Lincoln branch. This change will have considerable ef fect on the towns west of Salina and will boom the towns along the Lincoln branch From Salina west to Grainfiel J th'7 main line encounters a heavy grade in the Harker hills of Ellsworth and Russell counties, which has necessitated running double headers on all the heavy tra.ns. By building the cutoff the heavy traffic will go over the Lincoln branch, which has an easy grade, thus escaping the hills. Freight from Salina west wiI go up the Lincoln branch at this point and running as far as Zurich will be run ovei the cutoff to the main line at Buf falo Park and thence on west. East bound freight will be transported in a lik manner, the road saving much time and expense in the operation. The Oakley-Colby branch will remain as it is, although the bulk of the traffic will be sent over the new branch. Eventually the passenger and mail trains may go over the new route, as there will be a saving of time that will be used to an advantage. This change will e an ad vantage to shipping cattle as .the im portant cattle stations of Sheridan and Gove counties will be reached. ROUGHNECK CALCULATES. Figures Out Old Eagle Eye's Estimate of His Own Funeral. A switchman out of a. job dropped down in El Paso not long ago, looking foi work. He was a reckless looking specimen and blunt-spoken a. typical "rough-neck." There was a funeral procession pass ing the crossing as he stood talking to a couple of railroad men. "Who's goin' to the graveyard?" he asked, irreverently. ' Biil Smith." was the reply. "Who's Bill Smith?" was the next query. "Cuess you don't know Bill Smith. He was one of the oldest engineers in town, stranger. It must be over twenty years he's pulled a train out of here. Every body 'round here knows old Bill Smith. He s got the biggest funeral ever given any man in this town." Roughneck watched the Ion? line of carriages moving slowly up the street a moment. The line extended four blocks down the street, with, more com ing around the corner. He shifted hi3 tobacco, and taking a shot at a. spike in the opposite rail that started a iivod down the crosstie, exclaimed: "Humph! Know what'd happen If that old eagle-eye should wake up? If he'd sit up and take a look around the curve at the drag he's pullin", he'd throw her over, call brakes, cut and double up the hill. That's what he'd, do." A LIGHTNING CHANGE. Equipped Passenger Cars With. New Couplers in a Night. The Rock Island changed couplers on all its passenger e-mipment in one night. The Miller coupler was abandoned and the Janey coupler adopted, and the change was made simultaneously all over the system. A force of men worked all night on the, coaches at several points, and did not complete their work until 8 o'clock Friday morning. It was a cold and disagreeable night to work on the outside, as was necessary at most terminal points where the company has no shops. GOT A DECOY LETTER, John Cordon, Who Cleans Mail Cars at Argentine, Under Arrest Kansas City, Kas., Dec. 29. John Cor don, of '.112 South Fifth street, was yes terday arrested in Argentine by In spectors R. M. Fulton and S. L. Stice, of the government secret service, charg ing him w ith having stolen a letter from a Santa Fe mail car. He was turned over to 1 "niL Sheriff Cummings, and, after being arraigned before United States Commissioner Earhart, was locked up in the county jail. He was bound over to the federal authorities under $300 bond. Cordon is a victim of rather peculiar circumstances. He has been employed for some time cleaning mail cars in the Santa Fe yards in Argentine. Durimr the past month or so considerable mall matter has disappeared between, western points and southwest Missouri. In spectors Fulton and, Sticewere detailed on the case, and a few days ago they caused a decoy letter to be mailed at Pueblo, Colo., addressed to S. U Stice, one of the inspectors at Galena, Kas. Two dollars in marked coin were in closed In the letter. , It so happened that this letter in transmission fell on the floor of a car which Cordon was called upon to clean. It had in all prob ability been overlooked by the postal clerks. The letter was traced to Cor don and his arrest followed. Whether the letter was actually left in the car by mistake or accident or whether the clerks worked in conjunction with the inspectors to catch Cordon, is a matter for speculation, notwithstanding they claim the trap was set for a person at Galena. LIMITED-FAST MAIL LAGS. Ban Far Behind Schedule and Gather ed a Fine First Trip. It Is believed by railroad men that the daily service of the California lim ited will be an expensive one- to the Santa Fe company, but the history of the train has shown that the road has been lavish in its expenditures upon it, evidently using It to make friends for the Santa Fe. Anything and everything that money and the science of car build ing and engineering could manage was got for the train. The tri-weekly serv ice at first was a neavy loss. Then, w ith the heaviest regular travel in years. the trains were crowded, until now the passenger department has been con strained to send the train out daily. Combining the limited and fast mail in one train, as the new schedule that has just gone into effect has done, is an experiment that is being watched with a great deal of interest. The dif ference between running a heavy train and a light one cn an extra fast schedule is already apparent. The limited-fast mail's initial trip was anything but en couraging. It came into TopekJ 17 minutes late, and reached Newton 05 minutes late, so that a $50 fine accrued for the first trip. The Newton Kansan sums up the con sensus of opinion in five brief lines: "The regular train No. 3 made its ini tial trip this morning and was nearly an hour late. Railroad men as a rule do not believe this train can make the time of the fast mail with its heavy equipment." EXIT THE AIR LINE. Changes Announced in Being Taken Over by Southern Railway. St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 29. In a series of circulars just issued by the Southern railway announcement is made of the taking over of the Louisville & St. Louis air line, the appointment of George C. Smith as general manager, and the consolidation of the air line property and all the lines, of the South ern in Kentucky under the operating title of the St. Louis-Louisville lines. The jurisdiction of the first and second vice presidents is extended over the air line. The headquarters of General Manager George C. Smith are established in the Chemical building, St. Louis. The vari ous auditing and other departmental officials in Louisville have their territory extended over the air line. Santa Fe's Good Showing. Net earnings of the Santa Fe for No vember were $2,071,003, an increase of $166, 7S5 over last year. Other items in the statement follow: 1PO0. 1S9. Inc. Gross earnings $4,779,034 $4,236,361 $42.733 uperat g expenses, z.ii's.iwu z.axz,ivi sio.shs Net earnings 2.071. f.3 1,3"4.218 166.7S5 Taxes and rentals. 162.2S-2 157,331 41 Income from op'n. 1.S0S.711 l,746.y5 161.S24 A v. op. mileage... 7,807 7,706 I'll Net earniners of the system for the five months ending November 30 were $8,930,367, an increase of $1.224.13S compared with the receipts for the corresponding period last year. Railroad Physician Resigns. Albuquerque, N. M., Dec. 29. On January 1, 1901, Dr. P. G. Cornish, who has been the physician and surgeon at the Santa Fe-Pacific railroad hospital for the past four years, will resign, and his assistant. Dr. J. vv . Elder, will be promoted to the position. It is under stood here that Dr. N. W. Morrison, the chief physician and surgeon of the road, will send here as Dr. Elder s assistant Dr. Raymond Russ, a young physician of Los Angeles. Absorbed by Northern Pacific. St. Paul. Dec. 9. The Brainerd & Northern Minnesota railway will short ly be incorporated m the Northern Pa cific system if the present plans of the latter company do not miscarry. About 70 per cent, of the stock of the Brainerd & Northern is now held by the North ern Pacific, it is stated, but the two companies are working aa separate sys tems. Connects at Valley Falls. The Leavenworth, Kansas & West ern has formed an agreement with the Santa Fe at Valley Falls and from now on all trains over the former road make close connections with the latter at that place. A new form of ticket for trans fer purposes is being made up. FROM DODGE CITY.. C. Miller came in Tuesday night and laid off sick, but will be all right next trip. Pan Kelsey laid off Christmas, and Arch Russell had charge of the switch engine. John Balsch has returned, from Mexico. Mr. Fasig has finished drilling wells at Alamen, N. M., for the Santa Fe, and has returned home for the winter. Fred Harvey was in the city on Thursday. Jim Cowley has returned from u Dorado. F. C. Fox. from the south end, will become division superintendent of the western division January 1. J. D. Notgrass, of La Junta, Colo., conductor on the fast mall (or limited) south from La Junta, was married to 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 tae blood and mucous membranes. Such a remedy is the new preparation sold ev erywhere by druggists as Stuart's Ca tarrh Tablets, a medicine in pleasant. tablet form. These tablets contain in highly con centrated form, well known germ anti ceptics like sanguinaria, guaiacol. Red Gum and similar curative elements, and no one who suffers from any form of catarrh, and has experienced the ineffi ciency and inconvenience of powde.-s, 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 dangler from catarrh is that it is a short road to consumption, to chronic stomach catarrh and to catarrh f livej and kidneys. Most cases of deafness are caused from stoppage of the Eustachian tube as a result of catarrh. Miss Isabel Petillion in this city on' Mondky of this week. ' Mr. Notgrass will he appointed trainmaster at La Junta January L FROM NEWTON. Since the fast mail train west has been discontinued, No. 3 doing its work, Conductor J. H. Bender has been as signed to 113 and 114 between here and Kaxisas City, while Rees gets one of the long runs from Kansas City to Dodge City. O. K. Forgy, of the telegraph room, is in Sterling, where he will remain a day or two, i guest of relatives. D. T. Gorsuch has taken one of the through runs and has been assigned to Conductor E. F. Elliott's crew, taking Davis' place. Davis has been assigned to Conductor Downey's car for the pres ent. H. J. Brunner has again assumed charge of the engine on the daylight shift at the machine shop, and has been treating hi3 friends to cigars, owing to the heir which arrived at his home re cently. Conductor M. A. Argabright severely sprained his ankle the last trip west, and is compelled to absent himself from duty. John LeShure is the captain of his run for the present. While Mr. Argabright's accident is nothing serious, it is very painful and is keeping him confined to the house. 1 , SANTA FE LOCALS. Engineer Hears is laying off. ' ' Itound-house Foreman Fred Carson took a day off for a trip to Kansas City Friday. Engineer James Thomas has reported on again after a layoff of several days. No, 113 was taken out this morning by Engineer James Rollo. This is the first of the changes in runs comin? about through the new time card, SIX MM KILLED. Another Fatal Result of Thaw ing Dynamite. Keyser, W. Va., Dec 29. By a dyna mite explosion at Baker camp near Dur bin, Pocahontas county, on the line of the coal and iron railroad now building out from Elkins, six men were killed and several others fatally injured. The accident happened while the men were at dinner. Some dynamite had been placed about the stove to thaw and shortly after a terrific explosion wrecked the camp, killed three men outright and injured eight others, three of whom ha e since died. The dead men were blown to atoms, legs, arms and hands and even parts of their bodies being found in dif ferent directions. SUFFERED BT COMPARISON But 1900 Has Been a Good Business Year Says Bradstreet New Tork, Dec. 29. Bradstreet's in its issue today w-ill say: The business year 1900 was not so good as the optimists had hoped for, but, on tbe other'hand it failed to justi fy most of the pessimistic predictions with which the advent of a year of a presidential election was greeted. In some respects, indeed, it would seem as if it suffered because of close compari son with a year of such enormous ex pansion and intense activity in all branches of trade, speculation and in dustry as 1899, rather than because of any special defects or shortcomings of the year itsalf. In many respects in deed and measured by different stan dards, the closing year of the century has witnessed many gains over 1S99, though it is probable that the entire turn over, measured in dollars or in profit, was not so great as in the latter year. If aggregate banK clearings oe taken as a guide then business was smaller and yet if clearings at the great SDeculative center. New York, are de ducted an actual gain is shown in the rest of the country over 1899. In speculation in stocks undoubtedly a smaller business was done, the falling off from last year being probably one fifth. Speculation in cereals was less active and the results in this line were certainly depressing to the bull element. On the other hand, cotton witnessed the greatest speculation and the highest prices paid for at least a decade. Crop yields were rather smaller as a whole, but it is unquestionable that the actual money value of the crops was far in excess of last year. Prices reacted from their high point, but the decline was small as a rule ex cept in iron and wool and the break brought in new consumptive buying which had been discouraged by the rapidity of the advance in 1899. Mer cantile failures were slightly more num erous and liabilities were fractionally larger than in 1S99, but were far below recent previous years, and, if it be kept in mind that a new army of 35,000 men entered business during the year, the small increase in failures can be hardly regarded as significant. There were two great industrial conflicts during the year, that of building hands at Chicago and of coal miners in Pennsylvania, which tended, in conjunction with elec tion uncertainty and textile mills shut downs, to check trade during portions of the year, but industry otherwise was quite active at good wages. Growth of Pullman Estate. Chicago, Dec. 29. According to a re port filed today by the executors of the estate of the late Geo: M. Pullman, thd assets of the Pullman family have in creased $5,000,000 since the death of th sleeping ear magnate, a little over three years. The accounting made to the pro bate court shows that the estate is now valued at $15,000,000 as against $9,000,0t.-0 at the time it was turned over to the executors. The tremendous increase is due it is said to the increase in the value of stocks, bonds and properties during that period. A large portion of the Pull man millions was invested in property of this kind. Pmgree's Request. Washington, Dec. 29. A request was received at the state department today from Governor Pingree of Michigan, for the extradition of Charles J. Thompson, who is charged with forgery committed in Detroit. Thompson is now in Cuba. The state department taking the ground that the island is at present solely under control of United States military did not undertake to go into the merits of ap plication, but transmitted the papers at once to the war department. They pro bably will be sent to Gen. Wood at Ha vana, Willie Collier's Father Dead. New Tork, Dec. 29. Edmund Collier, the actor,, is dead here. Consumption, from which he had suffered some years was the cause. Mr. Collier was 48 years of age. He went upon the stage when quite young. He supported John Mc Cullough, Edwin Booth. Mme Janau schek and WTilson Barrett. Later, he was himself a star. He was the stepfather of Willie and Helena Collier, quite weil known in theatrical circles. Now is the time when croup and luni troubles prove rapidly fatal. The fjnlv harmless remedy that produces fmmediate results is One Minute Cough Cure. It is very pleasant to take and can be relied upon to quickly cure coughs, colds and ail luns diseases. It will prevent consumption. BRIEF TELEGRAMS. London. Dec. 29. Lord William Leslie de la PoerBeresford died at midnight.ased US years. New Tork. Dec 29. The Holland society or .New YorR received a cablearam rrom The Hague today saying tiiat Wueen Wil- neimina s marriage has been set lor feep- temoer 7. Berlin, Dec. 29. Herr Krupp and other great manufacturers have petitioned for tree admission into (iermanv ot mineral oil for motor consumption. wTith a view of saving the coal deposits ot the country. Montreal. Dec 29. A private telegram received irom c:igoraeavina. cjuoa, an nounces the death of F. P. Brothers, one ot the best known railway contractors in this country. The deceased, who was 60 years of age. went to Cuba in October -to superintend the construction of the Cuba company s railway, ot wnicn sir William van Home is president. New Tork, Dec. 29. Alfonso Comies, & nigniy educated native ot forto Kico. wtio was detained at Ellis island Wednesd.ij as a pauper alien, was allowed to depart today with the question ot citizenship still undetermined. A philanthropic woman agreed to Deeome responsible lor the man's maintenance and he was released without delay. Sioux Falls. S. D.. Dec. 29. Congress man Robert J. Gamble of Yankton will be practically the unanimous choice of the Republican legislature for the office of v iiiteu otaies senator, 10 succeed xettl grew, whose term expires March 4. Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 29. A prtvate tele gram received nere today trom Cola i'J Buck. United States minister to Jnan says he sailed today fox Ban Francisco en route nome. Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 29. George Ful ler, a negro, was lynched last night near ianon, .ferry county, i-ie was charged witri uuming tne Darn or uennis cum- mines, of whom he had Wn a. tpnant While Fuller was being taken to Marion a body of masked men took him from the oincers and hanged him to a tree. Lisbon. Dec. 29. Mainr Alexander At berto Serph Pinto, the African explorer, is uettu, ageu ! years. Rome, Dec. 29. Major Growere Botha, brother of Commandant fleneral Twi Botha, has arrived in Rome on his wav to The Hague. He carries dispatches for .mi. xvruKer. . xn tne course oi an inter view here he said the war in South Africa would last for ten vears that "Vfr Steyn had planned the invasion of Cftpe oiony, ana mat a revolt oi the Afri canders was certain. London, Dec 29. Lieutenant Colonel Sprog-ge, who commanded the yeomnnrv at Lihdley, has resigned. Several other resignations have been gazetted, among them being that of Ivor Guest, a. captain ot yeomanry. Oldenberg. Dec. 29. It is officially an nounced that Frederick August, Grand Duke of Oldenberg.is suffering from over work. Nashville. Tenn.. Dec. 29. .Tamps Aticlnoi his wife and Sarah and Lou Cunningham were drowned in Cumberland river near Celina. Tenn. They were crossing the stream in a small boat, which struck a snag- ana sanit. St. Louis. Dec. 29. A verdict of death by accident was rendered bv the coroner as a result of the inquest held at Webster throve over the remains of Henrv i Payne, whose body was found on the rail road tracK with ms head severed. St. Joseph. Dec 29. Robert Martin, who was shot at a dance by Charles May. near Dekalb, died last evening. Robert Mcliee will also die. Cape Town, Dec. 29. The yeomanry who were captured near Britstown nave oeen released. St, Vincent, Dec. 29. The steamer Roslin Castle, with the Canadian volunteers re turning from South Africa on board, has arrived here. She will proceed tonight lor .riaiuax. Gibraltar. Dec 29. The steamer Canada. with Lord Roberts on board, has arrived here from South Africa. The field mar shal landed and received a great ovation. Miami. Fla., Dec 29. The British steam ship Homric, coal laden, for Mexico, which went ashore Christmas day, was floated today and is being towed to Key West- WHAT GOOD ROADS DO. President Wright Explains Some Mis understood Details. John K. Wright of Junction City, presi dent of the Kansas Good Roads associa tion, finds men who oppose the move ment, which has prompted Mr. Wright to make public the following statement: "I am confronted by some men who seem to think that this good roads move ment means higher taxes, and giving someone a lucrative position with little work; In fact, a soft snap': also that it means paved and maeadamed roads in all localities under all circumstances. . "We are not asking for additional taxes. What we want are good, wholesome laws, by which the road taxes can be and will be collected and then expended in an eco nomical, judicious manner under compe tent supervision. "I will not attempt to say just what laws we want passed, as there has been a competent committee appointed to look up present road laws and ask to have the same amended and repealed, and ask the legislature to pass such laws as will be to the best interests of the whole state. It is a fact, patent to all, that we have not had the best results in all places for the money and time expended on roads in this state in the last forty years, hence this good roads movement. We want such laws that we can have better roads, whether macadam, dirt, gravel or clay roads, as the people may elect, and get the worth of our time and money in bet ter roads. "We have sent to the different county commissioners a list of questions we hope to have answered in time for our meet ing on the lath and 16th of January, 3901. at Topeka, at which time the committee will outline such laws as in their opinion will be a benefit to the citizens Of our state, and if we can have with us the county commissioners, township officers and all other persons interested in good roads, with a free and fair discussion, there is no doubt in my mind but that the citizens of the state will be bene fited. "If we have citizens who cannot possi bly be there in person, they will confer a favor upon our movement by sending us their opinions in writing. "Upon the occasion, January 15 and 16, at Topeka. we will have short papers upon road drainage, tools, supervision and other questio.os pertaining to good roads. By publishing and asking other papers in the state who are interested in the move-. THE POOD DRINK Some people can't drink coffee ; everybody can drink Grain-O. It looks and tastes like coffee, but it is made from pure grains. No coffee in it. Grain-O is cheaper than coffee ; costs about one quarter as much. All groceri ; 15c and SSc DR. LLEWELLYN JORDAN Medical Examiner United States Treasury Department, CURED BY PERUNA AFTER FIFTEEN MONTHS' SUFFERING. "' DR. LLEWELLYN JORDAN IS THE MEDICAL EXAMiMR OK THE V. S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON-. D. C DR. JORDAN 1 A .IiADl' ATE OF COLUMBIA COLLEGE AND SERVED THREE YEARS AT WEST 1'OINT Dr. Llewellyn Jordan, medical exam iner of the U. S. treasury department, Washington, D. C, graduate of Colum bia college, and w ho served three yearB at West point, has the following to say of Peruna: The Peruna Medicine Co., Columbus, O.: Gentlemen Allow me to express ray gratitude to you for the benefit derived from your wonderful remedy. One short month has brought forth a vast change, and I now consider my self a well man after fifteen months of suffering. Fellow sufferers, Pe runa will cure you. Llewellyn Jor dan. Chas. T. Smyth, Angel's Camp, Cal., says: "Chronic catarrh in the head, nose and throat has been a source of trouble and great annoyance to me for more than ten years. "I have used all such medicines as came under my notice as a catarrh cure without any help t& me except at times by some, enly a temporary relief, but no cure. My physician, to whom I applied, did not do any better. "My troubles became worse and my sufferings increased Instead of im proving. Loss of appetite, sleep, and flesh, besides continual coughing and pain, showed too plainly that my case was a desperate one. gaokkcepia. Shorthand. Teleiraphy. Peimuthia. Phone l. UXJiU Quinfy U 'WHERE DIRT GATHERS, WASTE RULES. GREAT SAVING RESULTS FROM THE USE OF SAPOLO ment to give It publicity. In their locality, vou will confer a favor upon not only the officers and committee of this movement. but upon the citizens or the whole suite, as we are all interested in good roads." THEFUXMr TURK. He In Ordering a Warship From Everybody He Owes. Berlin. Dec. 29. The Ottoman govern- men has contracted for the construction of the ottoman battleship Assar-l-Tew- fik, at the German wharf, Kiel, at a cost of 270.000. The Cologne Gazette says that Ger many, in a friendly way informed the porte if claims of the United StaU-s for damages growing out of the Armenian outrages were granted Germany would expect imSlar treatment. London, Dec. 29. I he foreign engage ment of the porte for the purchase and renovation of warships and for naval and military artillery now amount to 2.400.000, says the Constantinople cor respondent to the Times. while the treas ury is absolutely empty and internal debt increases daily. Ten thousand demons gnawing away at one's vitals couldn't be much worse than the tortures of itching piles. Yet there's a cure. Doan's Ointment never fails. Holiday Rates. The Missouri Pacific will sell tickets December 22, 23, 24. 25. 31 and January 1, between all points within 200 miles dis tance, at rate of one fare for the round trin, with minimum or t0 cents. Chil dren between 5 and 12 years half fare. Tickets limited for return to January 2. How to Cure Croup. Mr Tt. Cray, who lives near Amenia, Duchess county. N. Y.. says: "Chamber lain's Cough Remedy is the nest medicine t have ever used. It is a fine children's remedy for croup and never fails to cure.' When'given as soon as the child becomes hoarse, or even after the croupy coush has developed, it will prevent the attack. This should be borne in mind and a bot tle of the Cougn i;emeay Kept at nana i-m.1v for instant use as soon ns these symptoms appear. For sale by all druggists. "I lost almost nil faith in the Fo-callf I catarrh . cures, whi n 1 i ad of ' I'ituii-i and concluded to try this as a iMt r sort. Thanks to Dr. Hartman's inven tion I now enjoy as K"d health r.o I ever did,-leop soundly, tuive excellent appetite, and have ruined In wtxlit more than 1 ever did in my life." Clm L. Smyth. Catarrhal affections may ) m ule nr chronic, mild or sever.'. i.li tn. i :il r stubborn, lasting or II. . tin. puinful .r trivial, but they all have one oiiijii). one nature catarrh. Tlu y all hav one -uie Peruna, A HOST OF WITNESSES. Peruna a Catarrh Cur That Rents on th Unsolicited Testimony of Thouands. This is an age when thciriin have Ij1H or no weight on the average ml, id, t.ut actual demonstration is d. nmn.l' 1. Tl-a busy people of tiay nave neither tuo nor inclination to speculate, and turn with distrust from everything I hut doe- not plainly bear the rtamp of fact. The reason Peruna has gained such universal hold of the confidence of people as a catarrh cure is because nil statements concerning it are accom panied by facts. A book containing spec linens selected at random from a cloud of witne. who have been cured of chronic catBrrti by Peruna sent free by The lVruim Medicine Co., Columb"s, O. 1J Why suffer the J pangs of rheumatism X when ; I KOHL'S I RHEUMATIC 1 I CURE ! gives quick relief &n& permanent cure. All DrtiKistn. Prict J 1.03. : FREE ELEGIT. 3 CELT C7FEFI r " - TRIM i ! on l.-.j. g .w -.. . ri H IP. LRU. it J 1 - p t' mv.. ' JjiVbtl HAkW k Ut I Kit (h.!.?) Ju' fr W h Hi adfMi r, i it i v r to,i 'a r.r.(... with mrurt M othw trwtm. t -: - Cr - i - -trin Viu. :; m rr'' UU. fi :Ct C- ;F I" mum i hiu tdaiiTe-jn. 'iLl ikl fi t II i:,t ill w fti 3irfww. vi nK!ir?rte ntffi oii-tr ir. V T nu"pi SEARS, ROEBUCK A CO., Chicago. Holiday Excursions via, Santa To Route. Tickets on sa!e to points within 2'l miles west of Min. uri rivr. On. far, for round trip. Ticket on Kale Iee 2 '. 23, 24, 25 and 31, 19o0. Jan. 1, Jlnai Hunt Jan. 2. Everybody reads the State Journal.