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rf ff t PART 2. Z Editorial Section- t Editorial Section, P23CS 9 to 15. 4- SATURDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, DECEMBER 29, 1900. SATURDAY EVENING, Mr Every Great Fortune Had Its Foundation Laid in it I 8 MARSHALL FIELD began life as a clerk in a small retail dry goods store. Today he is one of the greatest mer chants in America. He counts the saving habit as the first stepping stone to his success. Qapitol building 11 I it it AND I can Association offers the best plan for systematic saving. SI. 35 each month amounts to 90o each month amounts to 55c each month amounts to 1 it i? January 1st, 1901, the beginning of the year and of the century is an ideal time to start. 534 Kansas Avenue. 8 ONLY THREE LEFT. Tenth Member of Suicide Club llangs Himself. Original 13 Signed Compact to Die Within 13 Years. PERSISTENT SLAYERS One of the Members Jumped In KiTer But Was Saved. Completed the Job by Taking Paris Green. New York, Dee. 29. The tenth mem ber of a suicide club formed by thirteen men in Hoboken seven years ago, is dead by his own hand. He was Frank Wolff. He hanged himself last Satur day in the woods at Englewood. - The three surviving members are saiii to be Theodore Rusch, Gustave Hilder brandt and Joseph Hubert. All live in Hoboken. The compact which was made by thir teen men, was that within thirteen years all should have passed away and by their own hands. "V"olff was well known in Hoboken. For eight years he had run a saloon at Madison and First streets, going out of business several months ago. He boarded at Newark and Grand streets. "He often remarked that life had no further charms for him," said a. friend last night. "Then again he would sav, "I am a member of a suicide club, and if I don't look on life any blighter than at present I will keep the oath we made several years ago. and which nine have already fulfilled, and end my life.' " He remarked that to end his life was the only way out of his difficulties. He left the house shortly before noon, and several hours afterward his body was found dangling from a. tree at Engle wood. The razor, revolver and poison have played as important parts in the sui cides of other members of the club as "lid the rope in Wolff's case. One of the most determined was a fresco painter. John Walther. One day he jumped into the river, but was pulled out. According to the society rules any member whose attempt at self destruction fails is assessed $10. "I'll never pay it," declared Walther, and he didn't, for before it could be collected he took paris green, and thi3 time was successful in ending his life. Blobbs -Harduppe says he Is pro foundly interested in the burning ques tions of the day." Slobbs "I guess that s right. I never meet him that he cosn't ask me if I have a cigar that lac I working." it y:.,-xr r" '.Ssr jj f if ;IfM; i (-err Savings. S 100.00 in 5 years. S100.00 i1 1 years. S 100.00 in 10 years. Telephone 595. Vms Macferran, President, E. L. Copeland, Vice-Pres. C. S. Elliott, Secretary. C. "W. Snyder, Treasurer. C. G. Blakely, Auditor. P. H. Forbes, Attorney. UNION RETIV AL SERVICES. Topeka Methodist Churches Unite to Convert Sinners. The seven Methodist churches of this city -will tomorrow begin a series of union revival services at the First Meth odist church. These churches are the following: First Church, J. T. McFar land, pastor; Kansas avenue, Jas. A. Stavely; Lowmati Hill. O. M. Bowman; Euclid Avenue. John M. Jackson; Wal nut Grove, J. H. Allen; Farkdale, D. I. Cheney; Oakland, F. J. Seaman. The pastors of these churches have secured the services of two of the most eminent evangelists in the country to assist them. Mr. D. W. Potter and Mr. P. P. Bilhorn, of Chicago. Mr. Potter, though a layman, is a preacher of re markable power, his career as an evan gelist for a number of years having been one of great success. He attracts not by any sensational methods or per sonal eccentricities, from both of which he is entirely free, but by virtue of an earnest, forcible and skillful presenta tion of the truth which brings convic tion of duty and moves to action. Mr. Bilhorn is well known as a solo singer and musical composer. He is the au thor of many of the most popular gospel sotis used now in the Sunday schools and social services of churches. He will conduct the large chorus choir that has been organized, and under his leader ship excellent singing is assured. The chorus will have not less than 100 voices. Mr. Potter and Mr. Bilhorn arrived today from Chicago. They will preach and sing at both the morning and even ing services of the First church tomor row. There will be daily services dur ing; the week, except Saturday, at 2:30 and 7:30 p. m. The first half hour In the evening will be a song service con ducted by Mr. Bilhorn. The pastors and people of all the churches and the public in general are cordially and earn estly invited to attend these services, from -which great good should result to the city. MULES FOR SOUTH AFRICA. AnCther Cargo From New Orleans Little Animals Most Desirable. New Orleans, Dec. 24. The British transport, Montezuma, will leave here tomorrow with a cargo of 1.400 mules. A, big revival in the shipment of stock to South Africa for the use of the Brit ish army has occurred. Nine vessels have left for Cape Town during the month, carrying 3.TS6 horses and 5.700 mules worth more than $1,000,000. Nearly all the animals were purchased in Tex as and Missouri. The British officers bought originally the largest and finest mules in the mar ket. They are buying today only the smallest animals which would be re jected on any plantation, animals not much larger than a burro, and they re port that these little mules are far bet ter adapted to the climate of Africa, stand the exposure better and have pro portionately longer lives than larger ones. The transportation of the mules is so perfect here that the loss in trans port is fearely 1 per cent, in spite of some overcrowding of the vessels, a long voyage of T.500 miles, and very bad weather all the winter. TOPEKAJOCIETY. New Tear's Century Ball Ab sorbing Attention. Now Understood That It Will Be a Full Dress Affair. MISS MYRTLE DAVIS The Guest of Honor at Miss Thompson's Luncheon. Items of a Social and Personal Nature. For the holiday season, society is dull in Topeka. Several interesting events have marked the week just closing but the contrast between this holiday season and several preceding ones is unfavora ble Next week will probably be a little brighter though few events are as yet scheduled. The first affair of any Importance is the Century ball on New Year's eve. The subject of dress is being discussed not a little in regard to this ball as the question has not been fully explained; at first it was intended to make it a fancy dress ball but that idea was given up and it is to be a full dress party in stead. The following day a number of people will keep open house; the parties are not numerous but nearly all of them are large. The week will be closed by a large reception given by Mrs. David Mulvane and Miss Virgiline MulVane and there will doubtless be a number of small affairs in between. For Miss Davis. Miss Myrtle Davis was the honored guest at a delightful luncheon today giv en by Miss Mary Thompson at her home on Topeka avenue. The luncheon was served at 1 o'clock and the guests who were limited to the bndemaids and the assisting young ladies, were seated at a table, simply but prettily decorated in green and white. The name cards were heart-shaped, decorated in green and gold, each one bearing an appropriats verse. The guests were: Miss Davis, Misa Ivan Davis, Miss Edna McClintock.Miss Edna Crane, Miss era Low, Miss Ger trude Devereux, Miss Ollie O'Brien, Miss Glenna Cross, Iiss virgiline Mulvane ana. Miss Helen Thompson. Miss McCliatock's Party. Miss Ruth McClintock was the' hostes3 at a charming card party Friday after noon at her home on Fillmore street which she gave in honor of Miss Emily King wno leaves Saturday for New York. The time was spent in playing progressive sixty-three; the prize was a pretty china toilet tray. The rooms were decorated with cut flowers and at the close of the games a two course lunch eon was served. . The invited guests were: Mrs. David Horton, Mrs. George E. Esterly, Mrs. Albert Garvin, Mrs. Lee Clinton Forbes, Mis3 Emily King, Miss Mary Lakin,Miss Louise Smith, Miss Helen Smith, Miss Hila Hinckley, Miss Helen Thompson, Miss Helen Wilson, Miss Janette Lord, Miss Vera Low, Miss Bessie Hayden. Miss Lenna Short, Miss Elvie Mills paugh. Miss Zerelda Barriger.Miss Myr tle Davis, Miss Ivan Davis. Miss Grace Weiss, Miss Hazel Fassler, Miss Harric t Jones, Miss Margaret Jones, Miss Jose phine Shellabarger, Miss Susie Gay.Miss Campbell, Miss Annie Herbst, Miss Su sie Herbst, Miss Maud Bates, Miss Bes sie Bates, Miss Pearl McFarland, Miss Neal Hough, Miss Metta Robinson, Miss Maty Hambleton and Miss Sue Sharitt. A Brides' Party. On Wednesday last Mrs. C. R. Hudson gave a very dainty luncheon in honor of the brides, viz., Mrs. Claude Marsh Butlin, Mrs. John Baird Nicholson, and Mrs. A. H. Deekens. The dining room was darkened and the table illuminated with lights in poppy-red shades. At each place stood a pretty souvenir in the shape of a small lamp shaped like a tulip of red glass and surrounded with clusters of leaves and with a minute sperm light burning in the cup of the flower. This novelty gave a most pleas ing note of color to the table. All the guests were required to write a poem on "the brides," and a prize for the best production was won by Mrs. Claude M. Butlin. Mexican Herald. Tbe Chautauqua Programme. .The following programme will be given Monday evening at the regular meeting of the Ninde Chautauqua: Roll-call will be responded to with New Tears' resolutions. "French Revolution," chapters 18 and IP, Mr. Slater. "Rivalry of Nations," chapters 9, 10 and 11, reviewed by Mrs. Turner, Mr. Bcnwarz ana Mr. scott. At the close of the programme re freshments will be served, jlf there are any persons who wish to join the Chau tauqua circle they are requested to be present Monday evening, as new sub jects are to be taken up the first of the year. Notes and Personal Mention. Miss Mina Lane, of Kansas City, is in Topeka attending the librarians' meeting, and is the guest of Mrs. C. C. Baker. Mrs. A. W. Tanner, of Emporia, Is visiting Mrs. Frank P. MacLennan. Miss Elizabeth Gavitt has returned from a four months' visit in the east. Miss Hazel Fassler will entertain the Fortnightly Euchre club Monday after noon at her home on West Tenth ave nue. Mr. and Mrs. Kirk White are the par ents of a son. born December 22. Mrs. H. M. Hadley has gone to Albu querque, N. M., to spend some time with her mother and sister. Mrs. C. C. Baker and daughter Nellie have returned from a short visit in Kansas City. Professor C. F. Gustafson of McPher son college and Mrs. A. J. Gustafson are visiting friends in Topeka during the holidays. Mr. Henry Hobart Mills issued cards today announcing the marriage of his daughter Harriet, to Mr. George Jewett Crosman, Thursday evening, December 27. At home after February 1st in Cleve land, Ohio. Some of the friends of Mr. Will Wads worth will give a line party thia even ing at the Prisoner of Zenda. Harry Nichols is quite ill with pneu monia. Miss Grace Ritter and Mr. Walter M. Coleman were married Christmas day at the home of the bride's parents, in Pleasant Ridge, Kansas, Rev. J. S. Caruthers officiating. The members of the Owl High Five club were very pleasantly entertained Thursday evening by Mr. and Mrs. An- i X 501 cnes in is SPECIAL Hicks Hotel, in Stockton, Kansas. A large brick hotel, in good repair, steam heat, bath, about thirty-five rooms, good town, terminus branch Missouri Pacific R. R. ; practically only hotel in town. Brunswick Hotel, Hays City, Kansas. A large brick hotel, about thirty rooms, three stories, bath, fine trade, running full all the time.' Commercial Hotel, St. Marys, Kans. Nearly all the trade of the town, brick stores under--neath, except office and dining room on first floor; a most excellent property. Q O M drew Jack at their home on West Tenth avenue. The prizes were won by Miss Herron and Mr, James Porter. The club will meet next week with Mr. and Mrs. George Middaugh. Mr. u. w. McCoy of St. Joe ia in. To peka visiting his sister. Continued on Page 5 NEWS OF THE WEEK. Items of Interest Condensed For the Busy Eeader. TELEGRAPHIC SUMMARY. It having been decided that no fur ther action can be taken in regard to the return of the volunteers from the Philippines until congress shall make provisions for their replacement, any reduction of the force in the islands has been declared off. Emma Goldman has announced that the anarchists have decided to stop as sassinating heads of governments. Such a course was agreed upon at a recent meeting in Paris. Maggie Hoel, IS years old, disappears from her home near Pueblo. Evidences about the premises indicate that force was used. The terms of the peace negotiations are made public. Minister Conger sign ed them with certain reservations as cabled by the state department. The indemnity named by the powers is $200,- 000.000. Hobart Clayburg, 17 years old, son of a prominent eit:izen of Helena, Mont., was kidnaped by two men in Kalama zoo, but owing to a severe storm the ab ductors later released him, after robbing him of all the money in his possession. Senator Beveridge replies to ex-President Harrison in a speech defending the administration's Philippine policy at the New England society's annual dinner. The amendments to the Hay-Paunce-fote treaty have been sent to the British government. Denver is having a series of assaults and highway robberies, seven taking place in thirty-six hours, one man dying from injuries received- The clerks in the Chicago postoffice objected to the long hours caused by the holiday rush and struck. The leader was suspended and the rest of the clerks re turned to work. The little 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ogden Armour of Chicago, an invalid from birth, whose femurs lacked several inches of fitting in the hip sockets, is operated upon to obtain the necessary perfect articulation. The treatment will extend over six months, during which time the limbs will be held in place w ith a plaster cast. Five Harvard men, of wealthy fam ilies, have married chorus girls. A son of ex-Senator Brice is among the num ber. The big artificial lake in Barton coun ty has been filled and makes the largest body, of water in Kansas, being three by eight miles, and seventeen feet deep. Frank Bennett, the well known Amer ican scout, at one time with Buffalo Bill, commits suicide in Honolulu. The Salvation Army in New York city gives Christmas dinners to 25,000 poor people. Negroes create a disturbance In Cementville, Ind., and start out to in timidate the whites. After a fusillade of shots the blacks were quieted. The Porto Rican legislature opens its session and so far 4a bills have been , - Mo NOBLE Jaclison Street, Topeka, Kansas, HAVE FOR SALE Farms, Topeka, and ATTENTION Called to the Following Hotel CALL UPON introduced and one passed. Mayor Patterson, of Bismarck, N. D., has been charged with operating a gambling house, and a warrant is out for his arrest. Mr. Joe Leiter, of Chicago, is nego tiating for the Rogers locomotive works in Paterson, N. J. If the deal is carried through the Leiter shops at Providence will be consolidated at Paterson. with the Rogers plant. B. M. Bills, of Vinton, Iowa, buys raffle ticket for $1 and wins a J62.000 house and lot in Sioux City. The investigation into the Booz hazing charges is resumed at the West Point military academy. No testimony admit ting brutality is offered. According to official figures Kansas exceeds ail states in the rate of school enrollment to population, her percentage being 27.81. The British representative was as saulted near Constantinople by Turkish soldiers and sharp demands for redress have been made to the porte. Mrs. Lulu C. Jenkins, whose husband was lynched in Ripley county, Indiana, three years ago, and who sued the sher iff for $5,000, has compromised the case for $4,000. Mrs. Helen Miller; daughter-in-law of ex -Attorney General Miller, abducts her boy from his father's home in Indian apolis, but is traced and the child re covered. Mr. and Mrs. Miller are sepa rated. General Knox is pursuing DeWet, with orders to capture or wear out the wily Boer, whose freedom keeps the dis turbance alive. The capture of De Wet is the sole aim of Kitchener, as Botha and Delarey can hold out so long as the great raider can harass isolated posts and escape across the veldt. "Wm. H. Smythe, grand secretary of the Mansonic or der of Indiana, was shoi and probably fatally wounded by an un known woman, in his office in Indianap olis. The attack was wholly unprovok ed. Pat Crowe, suspected of complicity in the Cudahy kidnaping case, still eludes the detective He has been reported in nearly every city, by local officers, but always vanishes when searched for. An unknown man was found insensi ble by the road in the Leavenworth Klondike. He had been assaulted and robbed. The annual banquet of the Jefferson ian club of Lincoln, Neb., takes placi with 300 representative Democrats in at tendance, David Overmyer among them. W. J. Bran makes his first public ap pearance since the election. Mrs. Carrie Huntoon of Concord, N H., formerly a society belle, was arrest ed, charged with attempting to kill her recently divorced husband. Upon exam ination she was adjudged insane and re moed to an asylum. Mrs. Carrie Nation, president Barber county W. C. T. U., enters a barroom in Wichita and destroys paintings and mir ror She is arrested and taKen to jail. A gem expert, at one time at Ki;n berley, claims to have discovered dia monds near Capitan, N. M., which stand every test at his command. The gems have been sent away for final analysis. Lieutenant Gibson, the noted pace:, valued at $20,000. dies from the effects of ber.ig nred several months ago. A letter from Dreyfus demanding n new hearing, has been received by the NOBLE & CO mm rTTTrTTTTTTTTTT W U V VI T smess Other Properties. Hotel, Lebanon, Kans. Twenty rooms, frame house, fine location on corner Maine and Kan sas avenue, a block and a half from station, shade trees, streets on two sides ; good busi ness; Hotel, Wellsville, Kansas. With ware room in connection with store building, nineteen rooms in hotel, main business portion of town, all in good repair, doing good business. t Hotel, Herington, Kansas. Frame, 80x33, twenty rooms, upstairs large dining room, parlor office, good cistern, outbuildings, all the furniture new, rooms newly painted and papered, in good condition, good business. OH ADDRESS, French premier. Paris is greatly exci ted Three children of Mr. Lavery near Olympia, Wn were burned to death in a fire which destroyed their home France has closed contracts with America to purchase 200,000 tons of coal. A deficiency in the British supply forces France to seek a new market A blizzard in Colorado rages for 36 hours and will cause much loss of stock on the range. On Mount Blancho the snowfall was unprecedented. In a runaway accident about three miles above Ouray, the Red mountain stage was overturned and six pat-singers precipitated over a cliff 70 feet high. There were no casualties though all were more or less injured. A mail pouch containing $100,000 of negotiable bonds, checks and money, wa.3 stolen from the waiting room of the Michigan Central in Wyandotte, a sub urb of Detroit. LOCAL SUMMARY. The Ferris cnrrV"1' ai"e arrested in Topeka for giving a Sunday niht per formance and are released on bond. John Player denies the rumor that he has resigned as superintendent of machinery of the Santa Fe. Question of whether school boards can force vaccination or not is submitted to the supreme court. Topeka golfers defeat the Leaven worth players by one point. Frank H. Kingman, of Topeka, in arrested in Logansport, Ind., for fraud. Jas. HaywoVvd ia killed by a Rock Isl and train in Topeka. Christmas is observed at the Reform school by giving presents to all the in mates. Police Matron Thorpe also dis tributes presents to 400 children. It is definitely reported that Kansas soldiers in the Philippines did not vote. Senator Baker and his supporters hold a meeting In Topeka. Rock Island arranging for the exten sion of that road from Liberal south. State Teachers' association meets in Topeka and elects following officers: President, W. M. Sinclair. El Doralo; first vice prfsident. Miss M. E. Dolphin, Leavenworth; second vice president. W. E. Pearson, principal in Kansas City, Kan., schoolR; third vice president. B. H. Bond, county superintendent of Elk county. Thomas L. Parker, colored boy, aged 15 years, if killed by falling under a Santa Fe train on Wednesday evening. Rev. J. L. Leonard, a Topeka colored preacher is burned to death in St. Joseph. The Kansas Sheriffs' association. Pro bate Judges' association and Register of Deeds' association meet in Topeka. The State Horticultural society elect the following officers: President, Fred Wellhouse, Topeka:vice president, J. W. Robiiwn, El Dorado; Secretary. W. H. Barnes, Topeka; treasurer, Frank Hol singer, Rosedale. Trustees were elected by districts, as follows: First, E. J. Holman. Leavenworth: second. B. K. Smith, Lawrence; third. F. L. Kenoyer, Independence; fourth, Geo. M. Munger, Eureka; fifth, William Cutter, Junction City: sixth, J. J. Alexander. Norton; seventh, G. W. Bailey, Wellington. Geo. Baker, shoots and seriously wounds his brother Charles in adrunken quarrel. C(Tb V 4- 4- t 4- 4-4-4-4- 4-4- Properties: 4 t t X i louses Topeka, Kansas. qiJEEU 031151 N ATION. Liquor Men and Anti Saloon Men Prosecuting Ohio Drug-gists. Springfield, O., Dec. 29. A rua l against the drudKlsts of the slate h-.s been slarteii by the pit turemjue plcuif--hound John T. Norris, ami he Is mi ki 1 by both the Ohio LeHirue of Li'iuin Dealers and the Atitl-Haioon Ibku "f the state. The purpose, of the upuii!. antagonistlc organization 1m the st tr the prevention of liquor k:iI'k in i!: drug stores. The nui;.uKts of the Anti Saloon League claim tint t In the trii-ill r cities where ir diligence in IntnxIcH.itH ( under a severe ban the 'irug ,tr- p'--- -sent an ailtrHralile cloak for cartying on an extensive trafTlc. Norris has. It is said, secured niar-y photographs of "scene behlrul the pre Bcrlptlon case," and these will ,r use '1 as evidence. Norris exploded a bomb when h flic' charges against all but two of the n iaM druggists of Springfield for iol;i i ing t !. Dow law. Which provide that l rue x isl must have a retail liquor den let's In ens at a cost of :'.:,(). Dr. T. J 'niiin U in cluued in the list filed, and offcre-' are charged against him Hione. Tin" cases were all filed before I'robue Judge Goodwin. Norris will at once h.-ein proseeuiio;! against the drutrxists in all theohi ! ies, and it Is said he him l.een nt wot!, for some months sccui ina evident up'ri which to lmf these (harg'S. The Anti-Saloon I'aeuc hit! the T.f quor league, it Is r hiinied. have contti buted liberally to d -fray the cxni twsof the prosecution. Miny of the ilruKKistn admit that much 'it the profit io th business come from the sle of Iiqu" r by the drink. The A t ti-Sa loon I,f i.u manacers claim that many iru n drink )! drug store who will not eriter saloon, and that the downfall of many thurcii men i brought about In this way. f h . Liquor League is proceeding purely through commercial motive The man ager say that the sale of liquor In dttor stores detracts from the saloon trad -and that the druggists, who do rot pi:.' a high license, can afford to give nioi whisky for the money than the saloon keeper. A Plea For Bants CUus. No man I the great lndividn.il hi worshipping son thinks him; yi t Ir is good that the littlo -hap' i-oiv. pi ton of that paternal myth should be left undisturbed, and he who would i i u u down that ideal to the level of the jo -tual facts would be doing a w rong to the child, and at the same time w , i I take awjy from the father c of t i . great incentives to correct and upf if 'it living, and the final fulfilment, of u l his powers. No normal boy whh - r harmpti by thinking hi poor no t :,)' lather the finest thing that f v r wns or ever could be; equaijy true N it il;t' properly constituted litt'- one i r gained aught that was o- 1 1 im -n i I l v a contemplation of t h, iituos and a faith In the reality of the ( teal tivi, that symbolize the si o il of r be i;t' tide. Ofve us back our Santa -lans ! fore It Is t"o late, an I spaie the chil dren at hast tf.at ' h!e.,, r criti Isin" which destroys ideals an 1 l.i hare jll the material facts of life without giving its anything in return to relieve or suiti n their ugliness. Harjtr's Wc.kiy.