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Editorial Section,
P23CS 9 to 15.
Every Great
Fortune Had
Its Foundation
Laid in
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
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
January 1st, 1901, the beginning of the year and of
the century is an ideal time to start.
534 Kansas Avenue.
Tenth Member of Suicide Club
llangs Himself.
Original 13 Signed Compact to
Die Within 13 Years.
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
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
"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."
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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.
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.
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.
New Tear's Century Ball Ab
sorbing Attention.
Now Understood That It Will
Be a Full Dress Affair.
The Guest of Honor at Miss
Thompson's Luncheon.
Items of a Social and Personal
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
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
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
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.
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
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-
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.
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
Items of Interest Condensed For the
Busy Eeader.
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,-
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
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
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 ,
Jaclison Street, Topeka, Kansas,
Topeka, and
Called to the Following Hotel
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
t t
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
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.

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