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The Topeka state journal. [volume] (Topeka, Kansas) 1892-1980, December 29, 1900, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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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.
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
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.
T. P. A.. 823 Maia St. Geti'l PsSJeBJIsr Ai
fc.AN3A3 CITY, M'. ST. I.OCI3. MO.
General Maiiijor, w. Joski-h. lio.
You Wear It
Don't throw away a good comfort
able shoe, when it gets a little worn,
but take it to
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)?
Livery Barn
r5T2L3 CS. SX2T3L2,
TUsica 13. V59 Jasiea St.
A. W. Hopkins.
W. M. Hopkins
Private Work a Specialty.
Cffke and Residence,
1015 Kansas Ave., Topeka, Kasv
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.
S1-S8 Jolt St., J!w Tork 1S9 Fifth Ave., Chicago
Ctires all Throat and Lung Affections. "
vVis sure
Salvation OU cures Rheumatism. 15 6t 25 cts.
Holiday Excursions via. Santa Fe
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.
Monthly payments. Long or Short
S Time. Privilege to pay. 5
J Ccpitol Building ani Loaa Assas.'a
Union Pacific Plans Big Im
prorements in Kansas.
Joint Track Between Kansas
City and Topeka Included.
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
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.
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
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
"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."
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.
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
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."
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
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
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
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.
C. Miller came in Tuesday night and
laid off sick, but will be all right next
Pan Kelsey laid off Christmas, and
Arch Russell had charge of the switch
John Balsch has returned, from
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
Jim Cowley has returned from u
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
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
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 ,
Engineer Hears is laying off. ' '
Itound-house Foreman Fred Carson
took a day off for a trip to Kansas City
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,
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.
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.
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
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-
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-.
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
Medical Examiner United States
Treasury Department,
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
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."
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
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 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.
Why suffer the J
pangs of rheumatism X
when ;
gives quick relief &n&
permanent cure.
All DrtiKistn. Prict J 1.03.
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
Holiday Excursions via, Santa To
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.

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