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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAIv MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 31, 1900.
A FATAL MISTAKE Is Oftea Made by the Wisest of To peka People. It's a fatal mistake to neglect back ache. Backache is the first symptom of kid ney ills. Serious complications follow. Doan's Kidney Fills cure them promptly. Don't delay until too late, Fntil it becomes diabetes Bright'a disease. Read what a Tpeka citizen says: Mr. C. A. Herrgr of 1044 Spruce street, insurance agent, says: "I suffered from kidney complaint far ten years, not con tinually, but coming on in attacks that were very annoying while they lasted. Seeing advertisements in our papeis about Doan's Kidney Pills, I called one day at Rowley & Snow'B drug store and got a box. If it had not helped me I n?ver would have bought a. second. From the relief obtained from the use of Doan's Kidney Pills I am only too plea-, ed to endorse that remedy."" For sale by all dealers, price 50 eents a box. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. T., sole agents for the United States. Re member the name, Doan's, and take no other. T.J.CongMii;Ddw.Co.igts. Tel. 603 703 Kansas Ave. No Danger Of contracting Sickness, If you use ore Mater That's the kind fur nished by the TopskaWator Co. Telephoxb 12X 625 Quincy Street. HOLIDAY KATES Via "Bock Island Koute." One fare for the round trip to points wdthin 200 miles, -west of Missouri river. Tickets eold Dec. 22, 23, 24, 25. and 31. 1S00. and Jan. 1, 1901- Return limit, Jan. 2, 1S0L ToCalifornia, the American Summer land. "The' Overland Limited' via Union Pacific makes 15 hours quicker time be tween Missouri river and San Francisco tiian any other line. Finely equipped with Double Draw ing Room Palace Sleepers, Buffet Smoking and Library Cars with Barber Shop and Pleasant Reading Rooms, Dining Cars, Meals a la carte. Pintsch Light, Steam Heat. Of this train Admiral Beresford says: "Why, I never saw anything like it; and then, too, this dining car system It is grand. The appointments of the Union Pacific trains are a constant source of surprise to me." J. C. FULTON, Depot Agent. Second United Presbvterian church, Ben efits fiats. Wert Twelfth street Preach ing by the pastor, the Rev. J. P. White, at 11 a- m. and 7:30 p. m.; "The World's Tribute to Christ." Psalm 72: 10, 12, the theme In the morning; evening subject, Retrospection": Sabbath school at 10 a. m. ; vouag People's society at S:46; Junior at 3:30. A Red-Letter Day.--Th Stranger "'How long have you been civilized?" The native "Ever since my home was burned to the ground, and my wife and children shot" Life. COLDS" Ttadvray's Ready Relief cures and pre Tents Coughs. Colds, Sore Throat. Influ- !iz:u Bronchi t is, Pnenrronia, Swelling- of the Jrtints. I.umbsgot I; flimmation, Rneu mat ism. N eur.i igiu.. Headache, Toothache, Asthma, Difficult Breathing:. Rad way's Ready RHiff is a sure cure for ?very Pain, Sprain, Bruises, Pains in the B:ick, Chest or Jimbs. It was the first and is the only Pain Remedy that Instantly Ftops the most excruciating pains, allays inflammation and cures con gestions, whether of th lunjrs, stomach, bowels or other glands r organs,, by me application- 0k(0H For Internal and External Use. A teaspoonful In water will in a few minutes cure Cramps, Spasms, Sour Stom ach, Heartburn. Sick Headache. Diar rhoea, Colic, Flatulency and all Internal pains. Sold bv Druggists. liADWAX tc CO., 30m St. New York. f 1 llSJPSsMW SH1WB I, ' HjlllWiillW '. Illlllll I IIIIWI jipmij ih i lnii nwl hi i nrii f Ml fTn I j j ab9- J S --) LbJ b 111 SPORTIflG HEWS, There is No Danger of the Big Fight Being Off. Contest Between Jeffries and Kuhlln Certain For Feb. 15. PREPARING BUILDING. It Is Announced That the Mc Coys Are Reconciled. ' Kid and His Wife Decide That They Will Be He-Married. Cincinnati, O., Dec. 31. There la noth ing especially new la the fight situation here. Attorney Herman J. Witte today said that work on the building will be. gin next week and the aangerfest hall will be In readiness for the contest between Jeffries and Ruhlin Feb. 15. He stated that there was no danger whatever of the fight being stopped by the ministers or anyone else. Witte today received a letter from Manager Brady in which the latter says Jeffries will begin active preparations for the battle in a few days. He will da all fci3 work at Asbury Park and finish up bis training at West Baden, Ind. Ruhlin has engaged training quarters at Newport, Ky., and he and Manager Madden are expected here the latter part of next week. PONS MAY MEET WITTMER. New York, Dee. 31 William A. Brady, the pugilistic manager who will have charge of the fistic carnival which is to take place In Convention hall in Cincin nati on Feb. 15, in which a twenty-round contest between Jeffries and Ruhlin will be the star event, is arranging a Greco Roman wrestling match between Paul Pons, the wonderful French wrestler, and Charles Wittmer, a Cincinnati heavy-weight celebrity. This match will take place the night before the Jeffries-Ruhlin bout. It will be best three out of five falls, in all probability, and for the championship of the world. Wittmer has a reputation second to none in this country as a heavy-weight wrestler and is believed to be the right man to give the Frenchman a. bard struggle. Manager Brady has as good as closed the match so far as Pons Is concerned, and will at once communicate with Wittmer. who is in Cincinnati. THINKS FIGHT IS ALL. RIGHT. "A match between these two men," said Brady today, "will attract much at tention. Pons has proved that he is one of the strongest and most scientific heavy-weight wrestlers that has ever visited this country, and, while I have never seen Witttmer on the mat. I have his record and know that he will be a formidable opponent for the French man." "Is there any doubt of the contest be tween Jeffries and Ruhlin being pulled off?" was asked. "I think not. I have the assurance 'of the Cincinnati people that there will be no Interference. They have thorough business men In charge of the affair out there, and they ought to know what they are talking about."" TRACK READY FOB CYCLISTS. Boston Track Is Banked to an Angle of I"orty-flve Degrees, Boston, Dec. 31. The track In the Park Square Garden, where the six-day bicycle race will start tonight was com pleted today, and will be used for the first time tonight for the twenty-five mile professional race preliminary to the opening of the big event The track is said to be the fastest ever built. The turns are banked fully 45 degrees and look fierce to the uniniti ated. Falls on the bank will be pro ductive of severe injuries. The full list of starters w3 also completed today by the arrival of Walter L. Baker of New South Wales, and is aa follows: Goug oltz, Fischer. Fredericks, Muller, Ac coutrier. Kaser. Ryser, WaJtbour, Gimm, Turville, Caldwell, Downey, Du bois, Waller, Stinson, McLean broth res, Alec and Hugh, McEachern, Bab cock and Baker. There are now In the garden prepar ing for the big race more than 125 men, including- tralnens, cooks and attend ants. The number thirteen was drawn today for Turville. but In the presence of all the riders it was destroyed and will not be used. "Major" Taylor, the colored sprinter, is the only bicycle rider in the country who will use that num ber willingly. Harry Elkes will attempt to break the Indoor record at various distances and times on the new track. M'EACHEBN IS FIRST. Lands Preliminary Cycle Race at Boston in Good Time. Boston, Dec. 81. Archie McEachern of Toronto won the twenty-five mile profes sional race on the new bicycle track in the Park Square Garden Saturday night, on which the six day race will start this afternoon. The track fulfilled the predictions of those who said that a rider so unfortun ate as to fall in a race would be out of that event. A field of eleven men started in the big event. On the first lap Bab. cock punctured a tire and quit. On the sixth mile Walthour slipped on one of the 45 degree banks, and in a minute ten riders were piled up in a heap at the bot tom of the bank. McEachern, Ryzer, Hugh McLean and Stinson were the only ones to extricate themselves, and they finished the race alone, winning the four cash prizes in the order named. The win ner's time was 1:06:00 2-5. The men were given additional prizes cf $3 for each mile that they led, and those were divided as follows: GouROltz, 2: McEachern, 12; Stinson, 6; Walthour, 1; Ryzer, 3. ETCOYS ARE RECONCILED. Kid " and His Wife Come Together, and Will Be Remarried. Boston. Mass., Dec. 31. The Post to morrow will announce that "Kid" Mc Coy and his divorced wife have become reconciled and are now together in New York. With the account are signed statements from both in which they ex press joy at the end of their separation. McCoy retracts all the unkind things he has said about the woman, who also expresses her gratitude at the re moval of whatever stain his actions may have left upon her character. The reconciliation is the result of efforts made by McCoy's former man ager, B. H. Benton, who, while McCoy was In England, saw Mrs. McCoy and learned that she still loved the pugilist. A meeting was arranged. Telegrams from McCoy late yesterday announce that they have made up. Now a wed ding Is on the schedule. A NEGRO'S WILD RIDE. Wounded Deer Carries Maryland Negro Into a Millpond. Richmond, Va., Dec. 31. Neal Hill, colored, of Kew Kent, in bis efforts to secure a deer, had a startling experience which he will never forget. The young huntsmen of the county, early in the morning started up a magnificent deer. One of them soon fired a shot at it, which caused the animal to drop. Bid supposing the buck to be dead, jumped on his back and drove his knife into him. With new life the deer started off on a mad run with the negro on his back. The old man clung for dear life and cried out for help. It was not a minute's run to a mill pond, which the infuriated animal enter ed with the darky still hanging to it. Some fishermen in a boat made for the scene. The deer and the old negro had sunk. The young men, though, stooi ready on the prow of their boat to strike the buck's head when it should appear above the water. In a moment a dark object shone in the water, and with ter rific force the boatmen struck the old negro on the head, supposing it was the deer. The old man quickly went to the bot tom of the pond and the deer made his escape. When the darky was rescued he expressed his regret that he had loBt hU meat. . SIGNED TWO-YEAR CONTRACT. Boston Directors Feel Certain of Hold ing Their Men. Boston, Dec. 31. President Soden claims that all the players who put their names to Boston contracts last year signed a clause giving the club an op tion on. their services for two years. All league contracts are drawn up with a blank space left when the number of years a player agrees to can be written in. Last year the word two was in serted in the Boston contracts, and the Boston directors feel certain the agree ment will hold in a court of law. TO COME TO KANSAS. Frank Rockefeller to Purchase John Gentry For His Kiowa Ranch. Middletown, N. Y., Dee. 31. It is re ported at Goschen that Frank Rockefel ler, brother of John D. Rockefeller, is negotiating for the purchase of John R. Gentry, 2:00l,2, for his stock ranch iii Kiowa county, Kan. Gentry is owned by K. H. Harriman. Notable Athletic Records of the Year One hundred yards, 9 4-5 seconds, by A. P. Duffy of Georgetown university, April 2S, at Franklin field, Philadelphia (aided bv a strong wind). One hundred meters; run at Paris, July, F. W. Jarvis, Princeton. 10 4-5 seconds. J. W. B. Tewksbury made the same time in a trial heat. Quarter mile, 47 4-5 seconds, by Max well W. Long, New York Athletic club, Travers island, September 29. World's record. Quarter mile. Maxwell W. Long, Gut tenburg, 47 seconds. Threw hunderd and fifty yards. Max well W. Long, Guttenburg, 36 2-5 seconds. Four hundred yards. Maxwell W. Long, Guttenburg, 43 1-5 seconds. Eight hundred meters, H. P. Smith. Knickerbocker A. C. games, May 30, 2 minutes 1-5 second. Fifteen hundred meters, 4 minutes 9 seconds, John Bray, Knickerbocker A. C. games. May 30. Fifteen hundred meters, Alexander Grant, University of Pennsylvania trial games, 4 minutes 8 3-5 seconds. Fifteen hundred meters. C. Bennett, England, international games, 4 minutes 6 seconds. Sixty meters, 7 seconds, A. C. Kraenz lein, international games, Paris. World's record. Two miles, 9 minutes 51 3-5 seconds, Alexander Grant. Broad jump, Myer Prinsteln, April 28, at University of Pennsylvania relay meet, 21 feet 7'4 inches. Running high jump, feet 3 4-5 inches, international games. Paris. Standing jumps Ray C. Ewry, N. Y. A. O, April 27, 11 feet 3 inches, standing broad jump, and 5 feet 4 inches, standing high jump. Weight events A. Plaw, University of California, 16 pound hammer, 170 feet (record does not hold). John Flanagan, N. Y. A. C, September 29, 169 feet 4 inches. Sixteen pound shot. 44 feet 3 Inches, F. Beck of Yale. De Witt of Lawrencevllle is said to have thrown the 16 pound ham mer 1S4 feet 1 inch at Pottstown, May 27. Sixteen pound shot, Dennis Horgan. Oc tober 7, 48 feet 2H inches. Shot was three ounces short in weight. i New Orleans Races. New Orleans. Deo. 31. Alpaca should have won the New Orleans handicap here Saturday afternoon, and that she did not was due to a weak Apish on the part of Wonderly. The event was at seven fur longs and it was worth $700 net to the winner. Charlie O'Brien, who has not been in for some time, was favorite at 5 to 2, with Alpaca. Moroni, Tom Kings ley and Old Fox all well played. Alpaca went right to the front from a start that was only fair and piloted the way Into th stretch, Moroni second and Old Fox third. In the last hundred yards, when Moroni challenged, Wonderly, who had the mount on Alpaca, went all to pieces. He was a hindrance rather than a help to the lilly, and Moroni beat him In a drive by half a length, Old Fox third. Sharkey Engages Trainer. San Francisco. Dee. 31. Tom Shar key has made arrangements with his old "trainer. Tim McGrath, now of this oity, to superintend his training for his battle with Jeffries, which takes place in the spring. Tim will leave his road house and farm here in charge of his brother and will go east about six weeks before the big battle Is to take place. Sharkey, the trainer states, is confident that he will vanquish the big fellow this time. Eastern friends of the sailor in form him that Jeffries has been drinking heavily. i Bowlers at Lawrence. Lawrence, Kan., Dec. 31. The Law rence Merchants" Athletic association won the bowling match with the Kan sas City Athletic club at the former's club house Saturday night Thirty frames were rolled and Lawrence won the first two ten frames by nine and to,j pins, respectively. Kansas City took the last ten frames by 120 pins. The alleys were in fine condition, but no extra good rolling was done. Kling, of Kansas City, made the greatest number of strikes, while Barse made the most spares. The guests were royally entertained after the contest. Smith Quits theJDiamond. Boston, Dec. 81. Thomas E. Smith, the well known ball player, was today ap pointed a member of the Boston police force. Smith played with Louisville and Boston of the National league, and last year pitched for Minneapolis in the Amer ican league. English Jockey Coming Over. London. Dec. 31. Sam Loates, the Eng lish jockey, who was Reiff's closest com petitor last season, has started with his wife for New York. He is going to Cali fornia for the winter and may be induced to ride. 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. 22, 23. 24. 25 and 31, 1900, Jan. 1, final limit Jan. 2. 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 trip, with minimum of 50 cents. Chil dren between 5 and 12 years half fare. Tickets limited for return to January 2. An Easy Part. Youth "Oh, I don't want to take that character. I'll make a fool of myself, sure." Maiden "Well, you said you wanted an easy part." Detroit Free Press. KANSAS NEWS. Independence Is Tisited by a W. C. T. U. Crusader. Mrs. J. A. McHenry Who Edits the Howard Searchlight. AFTER DRUG STORES. Mates Each Apothecary Shop a Tisit of Investigaton. Searches Becords to See if Minors Are Patrons. Independence, Dec. 31. Mrs. J. A. Mc Henry, an elderly grass widow, who ed its and publishes the Searchlight, a tem perance paper started about a month ago at Howard, Kan., is in Independence to day looking up material for her paper. The rays of the Searchlight will be turned on Independence drug stores, which were visited in turn by Mrs. McHenry this morning. First" she demanded to know if the druggist had a permit, and then she demanded to look over the books of liquor statements. Some of the druggists complied, but oths-rs refused on the ground that they considered it none of the esteemed lady's business. To the lat ter she snapped defiance and informed them she could compel them to exhibit the statements if she so desired. Mrs. McHenry informed the druggists that she would obtain the names from records in the office of the probate judge, have the various signatures identified, and if it was found that druggists had sold liquor to a minor, an idiot or an ha bitual drunkard, the aforesaid druggist would be relentlessly prosecuted. It soon became noised about that the drug stores were being "held up" and the drug store "just ahead" on the good lady's rounds was Invaded by a dozen or more curious men who collected to witness the proceedings and watch the faces of the pill pounders blanch. Mrs. McHenry asserted that she was not after the joints. She has it in for proprietors of the iniquitous apothecary shops and says she will devote the re mainder of her days to the suppression, of vice especially drug store vice. Mrs. McHenry has probably regener ated her home town, else she wouldn't have pounced down upon Independence and convicted this fair city of being a bad town first, presuming to Investigate later. Had she visited the newspaper of fices before beginning the work of reform she would have been truthfully advised that Independence- was a pretty good town in a moral sense that it had churches and schools and jaiis, just the same as they have in Howard: that ten years ago we had a local camp of the W. C. T. U. which disbanded, presum ably for lack of material to work on. BUYS A BIG RANCH. Ex-State Printer Parks Continues to Add to His Land Possessions. Beloit, Dec. 31. Ex-State Printer John Parks is accumulating more landed possessions, having Just bought the 1.040 acre ranch of Dr. E. E. Brewer. The Parks, son and father, are now the own ers of over 4,000 acres of Mitchell county lands, and they will engage in the stock industry and raise wheat. They have two sections of fine wheat lands, on which they have 800 acres, in prime condition. They have over a sec tion in a body of Solomon valley lands. The Parks, are public-spirited citizens, and when Populism spread through this section of Kansas like a cyclone they were the editors of the Beloit Call, one of the most pronounced organs of the party in the state. On the Populist tidal wave John Parks won out in the state printer fight, but the father, I. W. Parks, never landed in the congressional race. THREE PRISONERS ESCAPE. Overpowered the Turnkey at Indepen- ' ' dence Jail and Skip Out. Independence, Kan., Dec. 31. A Jail break occurred here which resulted in three prisoners gaining their liberty. By not pulling the doors of their cells entirely shut when the turnkey pulls the lever into place which locks all the cells in the jail, these three prisoners were able tp get out into the corridor, and later, when the turnkey entered, they overpowered him, took hisWeys to the outside door and es caped. The surrounding country is being scoured. Two horses were, stolen from the Hen derson farm, three miles north of town, last night, and it is believed that the es caped prisoners were the guilty parties. The three who escaped are A. E. Carnott, a professional thug, who held up and robbed Tom McDonald, a Cherryvale mer chant, in his own store; James Rogers, who, when 14 years old, was sent to the penitentiary for being implicated In the Pryor Creek train robbery, and William Bates, who was serving a six months" sentence for beating his wife, and had only about a month more to serve. He will go to the penitentiary now. Carnott Is red complexioned and weighs about 170 pounds, while Rogers is short and dark, weighing about im pounds. Both men were smooth shaved. Rogers was wait ing trial for horse stealing. OUT OF THE STORMS. John Xiindsey, Rural Mail Carrier, Pro vides For Winter Comfort Atchison, Dec. 31. John LIndsey, the rural mail carrier, has made a postofflee on wheels which provides a minimum of weight with a maximum of room. The house is made of heavy duck canvas.made waterproof with a filler and then painted white. It has a sliding glass front win down, and doors, and inside will be cubby holes for letters and a place for papers, and for all necessary postofflee equip ment. The miniature postofflee is built on a spring wagon, which is drawn by two horses. A small stove will be placed In the wagon and it will be comfortable in all kinds of weather. CONTESTED ELECTION CASK, County Attorneyship of Mitchell County Wanted by Two Men. Beloit, Dec 81. Proceedings in the contest case of county attorney of Mit chell county was filed in the probate court today, by the present county at torney, Levi Cooper, Republican, against J. E. Tice, Populist, who the board of canvassers declared was elected by a majority of two. The grounds of con test are that there were illegal votes counted In each of the precincts of the county for J. E. Tice and legal votes not counted for Levi Cooper, and that Tice was credited in the canvass of the votes of two townships with more votes than he received, the tallies kept by the clerks showing more votes than bal lots used and more than there were names on the list of voters kept by the election clerks, the certificates of the judges showing less votes for Tice than the tallies, but the board of canvassers used the tallies in declaring the vote, when they were wrong on the face of the returns. The probate Juge will set a day for hearing, and will be assisted by threo associates. W. C. T. U. IS ANGRY. . Wants Wichita Grand Jury to Inves tigate City Officials. Wichita. Kas., Dec. 31. There Is a movement started by the local members of the Women's Christian Temperance union to impanel a grand jury, to in vest! er ate the conduct of the city and county officials in permitting the sale of liquor to continue in w ichita witnout opposition. The sixteen saloonkeepers of the city are now permitted to oper ate by paying a monthly fine to the police judge which, in the aggregate, amounts to about $3,000. The smashup in the Carey hotel last Thursday lias aroused the spirit of the local Women's Christian Temperance union, and they say, now that the war has begun, they will fight it to a finish. The movement to secure signers to a petition for a grand jury is the first step in that di rection. Mrs. Nation still refuses to leave her prison. Today W. R. Dulaney, general superintendent or tne union atocK Yaras company, volunteered to sign bail Dona for the prisoner, but she refused to per mit it. C. Q. Chandler, president of the Kansas National bank, also offered financial assistance. The county Jail to day has been placarded with a quaran tine sign, and no one is permitted to enter. It is said that this is a ruse on the part of the officials to keep out Mrs. Nation's W. C. T. U. friends, who since her confinement have visited her In scores each day. PASSING OF A COURTHOUSE. Mitchell County's Structure Sold History of Its Past. Beloit, Dec. 31. Now that Mitchell county is to have a new court house at a cost of $35,000. the commissioners have sold the old one for $176, the purchaser being a man named Mercer, who win put the stone and lumber in his laund ry. The old structure was commenced in 1871 and finished the following year. The last term of court held in the building was in 1892, after which It was con demned as unsafe to hold court in, yet soma of the county officers held on to their rooms for some years after. Only one fist fight occurred under its roof and that was between a lawyer and one of the county officers. But one mur derer was ever convicted in the o:d building, he being R. W. Knox, for the murder cf Henry Kutchell, who was sen tenced to the penitentiary for 25 yeais, and his son, Charles Knox, for being ac cessoryfi for 15 years. The district judges, who have he'd terms of court in the old court house are, the first being A. S. Wilson, who now lives in Sioux City, Iowa. The sec ond was A. J. Banta, appointed on ac count of the division of the district; Joel Holt, deceased, was the third, followed by Clark A. Smith, Cyrus Heren and R. M. Pickler. Judge Heren is now living in Chicago, and Judge Smith resides in Cawker City. WANTS SWEDISH COLLEGE. Clay Center Makes a Move to Secure an Institution. Clay Center, Dec. 31. The Commercial club of this city called a mass meeting for the purpose of discussing asylum matters and receiving reports relative to the establishment of a Swedish colleg3 at this point. The meeting was ah enthusiastic one and resulted in the appointment of cer tain committees whose duty it will be to properly advertise Clay Center's pros pects and peculiar advantages for such institutions. The Commercial club Is now arranging the details for a banquet about the mid dle of January, at which it is estimated 150 plates will be laid. Iola Elks Bazaar. Iola.. Kas.. Dec. 31. The drawing at the Elks' bazaar was concluded at 2 o'clock Sunday morning. Nearly 2,000 tickets were sold and the prizes ranged from a $350 piano to a marriage license and a week's board in jail. The main prizei, the piano, was won by Judge Head of Salina. He visited here a few days ago and was induced to purchase a ticket and he won the grand prize. The Elks are several hundred dollars ahead as a result of the bazaar. The money will be used toward fitting tp their fine new hall. Salina's Poultry Show. Salina, Kas., Dec. 31. The. sixth an nual exhibit of the Saline County Poul try, Pigeon and Pet Stock association will open today. More entries have been made than for any previous year, and the show promises to be the most suc cessful. About $900 cash awards will be given. Judge T. W. Southard, of Kan sas City, will place the poultry awards, and J. R. Lucas, of Topeka, will place the pigeon. Belgian hare and pet stock awards. The cash premium: awards alone amount to $900. Pensions for Kansans. Washington, Dec. 31. Pensions have been granted to Kansans as follows: Original Jeremiah Moser, Lenora, $6; Bartemus Palmer, Neosho Falls. $; Ezekial S. Clark, Centropolis, $H; Benja min Tolman, Kansas City. $6; Charles C. Bassett. National Military home. Leav enwor"). $S: Garretson Wilson, Haven, $s. Additional John B. Wansey, Horton, $S. Restoration and increase Levi M. Smith, dead, Kingman, $12 Restoration and reissue Horatio N. W. Simmons, dead, Strong. $17. Increase Joseph R. Boyle, Arcadia, $17; Cyrus R. Stone, Emporia, $16; Michael Morris, Denmark, $8. Original, widows, etc. Clementine D. Smith. Kingman, $8; Arnet Hosmer, Cedar Vale, $8; Mary A. Rlttenhouse, Sever ance, $8. Clemency For Reynolds. Leavenworth, Kan., Dec. 31. President McKInley has commuted to two and a half years the sentence of E. M. Rey nolds, formerly president of the National bank of Marshall, Tex., who is now serv ing a term of five years in the federal prison for making false reports of the condition of the bank. Reynolds was a prominent man In Marshall, and as he had made good all losses, mercy was shown him. He was received at the prison February 15. 1899. and will be re leased March 15, 1901, uis good behavior having cut it down. Emporia G. A. R. Resolutions. Emporia, Kan., Dec 31. Preston B. Plumb post G. A. R. o.- 55, at its regular meeting Saturday evening, adopted a res olution by unanimous vote that the mem bers were not in favor of the state of Kansas keeping an agent In Washington for the sole purpose of looking up pension claims. The tenor of the resolutions were to the effect that just at this time It would probably do more harm than good for the veterans, especially if the person most prominently mentioned In connection with the proposed position were to be sent, as he had made himself especially obnoxious to those in control of pension matters. Creamery Branch at Salina, Salina, Kas., Dec. 31. The Continental Creamery company will establish head quarters here January 1. Salina is to ba made the receiving and distributing point for all the Continental creameries in southern and western Kansas. H. G. Grazier will have charge of the Salina headquarters. A Wolf Hunt Planned. Abilene. Kan., Dee. 31. A great wolf hunt will take place January 5 in the west part of the county, a circle of eight miles in diameter extending from Solomon to Sand Springs being inclosed by men ana dogs. Wolves are growing so plentiful that the farmers want to exterminate the pests. Abilene's Pipe Organ. Abilene, Kan.. Dec. 31. The new $1,510 pipe organ in the- Lutheran church was dedicated with an exceedingly fine recital under the leadership of the church's OOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO THE SOUTHWESTERN FUEL COMPANY, Tele. 771, 1S3, 144. 634 Sausai Avonus. cooooooooooooocooooooooo choirmaster, T. E. Dewey. A chorus of sixteen of the city's best singers as8ited and the organ selections were by Prof. S. Thorstenburg of Lindsborg. W. H. Pack ard of Salina and Miss Chariot Wllhelm of Enterprise academy. The organ is a magnificent instrument and the first one in the city. Kaffir Corn Supplies a Need. Solomon, Kan., Dec. 31. A train load of 5heep was brought here from the northwest yesterday to be fattened in the sheep yards here. Feeding was given up here early in the season, owing to lHck of corn, but Kaffir corn is so plentiful that it has been resumed. Corn is being snipped in irom iNC-orusKa. a mo. WAS HEROIC TREATMENT. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer. A Binghamton man began to hiccough last Saturday. He hiccoughed up all day and all night and was hard at it Sun day morning. Every remedy that his alarmed friends gave him seemed to ac celerate the hies. People sent In from all over town and recommended sura cures. And he grew steadily worse. Then a wise neighbor hud a bright Idea. He thought It all out by himself. He went over to tne niccougner s nome and was ushered into the room where the afflicted one was fast hiccoughing his life away. uuiio, said tne neij;nDor, in a ugnt and cheerful tone- "How's the old soak this morning?" The sufferer rolled his eyes at the neighbor in pained surprise. uon i give me any ot your croconue glances." snorted the friend. "If you'd quit drinking when I told vou to you wouldn't be in this shameful condition." " W ha-hlc-at s th-hic-at?" nastied the sick man. "Oh. don t come anv of vour Innocent business on me," cried the neighbor. "I know you, you old sponge." i ne niccoucner s i;iee turned red. "What-hic-did-you-hic-call-me?" he stut tered. "Called vou a sponge, vou lobster." bellowed the neighbor. "You re a prettv ooject lesson ior your union unate cnii dren. ain't you, you gulping old hypo crite!" "Get out of m v hlc-house!" roared tha sick man. "Go to blazes!" yelled the neighbor. "I'm going to stay right here and see the lut ot you. 1 tie people on the street sent me over. vait until the old wolf's gone." they said, 'and then wave a flug out o' the window.' They're goimr to have a jollification supper tonight and don't you dare to disappoint 'em'." inis was too much for the hlccoughor. He said several very bad words as he made a dash for the neighbor and thev raced around the room a. half dozen times the hiccougher getting madder at every jump ana men tne nmgnoor uartea through the door and escaped. The ick man flung a flower not nt him as he raced down the yard, and then he. suddenly realized that Jus hiccoughs had gone. For that was part of the neighbor's theory, vou see. He believed that if he could get the dying man real excited and angry the affliction would leave hira. And he proved he was right. IS IT AN EPIDEMIC ? Vital Statistics Show an Alarming In crease in an Already Prevailing Disease Are Any Exempt? At no time in the history of disease has there been such an alarming In crease In the number of cases of any particular malady as in that of kidney and bladder troubles now preying upon the people of this country. Today we see a relative, a friend or an acquaintance apparently well, and in a few days we may be grieved to learn of their serious Illness or sudden death. caused by that fatal type of kidney trou ble Bright a disease. Kidney trouble often becomes advanc ed into acute stages before the afflicted is aware of Its presence; that is why we read of so many sudden deaths of prom inent business and professional men. physicians and others. They have neg lected to stop the leak In time. While scientists are puzzling their brains to find out the cause, each Indi vidual can, by a little precaution avoid the chances of contracting dreaded and dangerous kidney trouble, or eradicate It completely from their system If already afflicted. Many precious lives might have been, and many more can yet he saved, by paying attention to the kid neys. Every reader of the State Journal who has any symptoms of kidney or bladder trouble should write today to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y.. Tor a free sample bottle of Swamp-Root, the cele brated specific which is having such a great demand and remarkable success In the cure of the most distressing kidney and bladder troubles. With the sample bottle of Swamp-Root will also be sent free a pamphlet and treatise of valuable information. FUR TRIMMINGS. From the Millinery Trade Review. Feverish activity reigns In the mil linery world of Paris, and the past month has been rich In innovations. Before noting down the latter. It is nec essary to say something about furs and their application to millinery purposes. Chinchilla will be very fashionable this winter for the trimming of costumes find dresses, and so will marten and skunk, and therefore all three will be used for millinery purposes; but these will be principally chosen when It is desirable to build up a hat en suite with the toilet with which It is worn. When this It .not the case, preference is given to sable, which harmonizes with almwt anv color. Ordinarily sable and marten skiria c-re, of course, in greater demand than Russian sable, but where expense is no object, the more rare and costly fur Is chosen, and the first mtlliners make it a Doint of adopting this only. as it is more likely to become popular, and for this reason fall out or lavor with elegantes of the first water. Here are two models Hf-rYhich Russian sable plays more or less the chic?f part in their composition. Trie nrst is aa ele gant twue made by Mme. Rebaux for a Russian lady of my acquaintances The fur Is usi to cover the shape en tirely, which in that of a small hat with a brim and low crown, tne former curved UDward at the sides and back so as to give somewhat the effect of a tricorne. On the left side, against the uDturned brim, is a large cluster of white chrysanthemum blooms of the Japanese kind, composing a large pout. OOOOOClOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOC oo Full I Measure l Is it -worth your while to get full weight of bright clean coal? Then let ua fill your next order. LSn:33 AITTSCACIXS, AT.HA173A3 A17Xlir.ACIT3, rUClTTSlTAC, HAr.CHUITS, I ani CSA0B CUT CZXAFT. 2 ooooooooooooooooooocoooooo s GIIORTCOT Line. COLORADO FLYER. ' buy the CEriuir.o " SYRUP 0! ... MANTJFACTURFD IT ... CALIFORNIA Fid SYRUP CO. tW KOTB TH K N A M E. FOR Christmas and New Year Holidaj's 1900-1901, Special Excursion Kates Have Beeu Made Between Points on the UNION PACIFIC For dates on which tickets will be sold and full information, call on F. A. Lewis, City Ticket Agent; J, O.Fui. TON, Depot Agent. Rest and Health to Mother and Ch'.ll MPS. W1NSLOW8 BOOTH TNG STRUT heu twten u&ed for over FIFTY TJiAKI BY MILLIONS ( F MOTHKn." for tti-)r CHTLDKKN WHILlC TKKTUiNO, wllrt Pi:KECT PX'CCKHJS. It BOOTHF.H CHILD. SOFTEN8 th GUM. ALLAY it all PAIN. CUKLti VIND CoLTC and la the best remedy for DIARKH'jKA. by Druggists In every part of tha wori-i. Be ure to ask for "Mrs. Wlnsiow'a Boot v Ing Syrup" and take no other kind, lw. tv-flva cent a bottle. WE'LL SO T0T7B SAULiya eisz:? Topeka Transfer Co. 609 Kansas Avenue. Office Tel. 320. House Tel. 865. F. P. Bacon, Prop. Hf-SXB M ABOUT bTOHAua, of disheveled petals. The nwonl model, also a. large tuque, has a full crown of creamy-white velvet; th narrow brim is lined with sable-brown velvet, H upper side concealed by a Kusumn nabm skin, the head and forepaw of whlrli rest behind the h-t't ear. The skin l twisted twice on the right side so aa to break the uniformity of the -ircl. In front, incrushed Into the fur, ar three white velvet edelweiss of different iz : a similar cluster of blooms in plux-ed on the left, where the extremities of the skin join. He Understood His Husines Flr.t Beegor "Why didn't you tackle that lady? Sho might have given you some thing." Scond Beggar"! let her go because I understand my business bet ter than you. I never axk a woman for anything when she la elone; but when two women are together, you can gi t money from both, because each one la afralj th other will think her allngy if she refuses. This prof iuftn baa to be studied, just like any oiIiat, if you ex pert to make a success iX It, see!" Harlem Life. There Is But One Orand Canon. It Is In Arizona, sixty-five miles from the railroad. This Is the r-al Orsml Canon the sublimest of gorges; (ha Titan of Chaairs. Mr. Nat Ji. Lrlthatu will deliver his Illustrated lecture on lh "Grand Canon" under th supplca of the Ladies' Music club at h Fliai Christian church, January 4, 110L HOLIDAY KATES Via "Bock Island Koute." One fare for the round trip to ro'nls within 201) miles, west of Miaaourl river. Tickets sold Dec. 22, 2:1. 24. if., and III. 1900. and Jan. 1, 1&01. Return limit. Jan. 2, 1SKIL HOLIDAY KATES Via "Bock Island Boute." On fare for th round trip to points within 2U0 miles, wnt of Missouri river. Tickets sold Dec. Tl, 2;, 24. 2.. and St, 1900, and Jan. 1, ll0L Return limit, Jan. 2. 1SXJ1. COLORADO FLYE R. Via "Great Bock Island Boute." Leaves Topeka 8:10 p. m.. arriving Colorado Springs 10:15, Denver o'clock next a. m. CASTOR I For Infants and CMldxea. Tha Kind Yea Hsts Always lz':$ GhitfWtfl fin n.iJ mm w"m y ,m mum M