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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 28, 1901.
G A FREE TIBIAL OF n.j r 1 f! 1 A M V2 i., W DAHOOUFF GURE The Citizens of Topeka May Try COKE FREE fay Applying at the following: stores: A. J. Arnold Drug: Co., North Topeka, Rowley & Snow's. A FAIR OFFER. The citizens of Topeka and vicinity will have an opportui tty u oiVE coke dandruff sure A FRBE TRIAL. In nrVr that the proprietors may prove 1- s great value. Almost everv rum. woman ami child has heard of Cok-i Dandruff Cure, those who have used it. swear bv it. PHYSI CIANS PRKSC'K'BK it. barbers recom nifiid ami use it. iMl first class drug stores and hairdressers -'se and sell it. A number or samples have ben left at A.J. Aruu Id Drug Co.'s. North Topeka. al!l Rowley A: Snow's dm? store, and will t-e given out to all troubled with Dandruff or oilier hair or sea p .trouble, tommraciog tomorrow mornim; at S and ending Sat urday evening at 9. EGGED MEDICAL STUDENT Revenge TJpoa the Youth Who Ob jected to Removal of Mustache. Baltimore. Mil.. Feb. 2S. After wait ing mote than a eek for the ill feeliny engendered by th- a nest and fining of several colleagues for cutting- off his mustache to subside. Harry Sohurman, the hazed mediea student of the Uni versity of Maryland, put in an appear ance it the medi-al school with the a c.vv i intention 'if resuming his stud ies. Hlsstay was .ii unpleasant one. In less thi.p. an hour after entering the building Sehurtnai was pelted with eggs, anathematized. s offed, hooted, hissed, and groar.c-d at To further emphasize their- dislike of i'.:e mustacheless stu dent two-thirds of the freshmen left the assembly room in t body and refused to listen to Dean Cu.de's lecture on chem istry while Schurnian was in the audi ence. PAPA WOULDN'T PAY. Xmka of Manchester Compelled to Leave "Two Dogs" Behind. New York. Feb. 2. The Times says: When the Duke of Manchester sailed for Kng'and he leit behind two terriers that he had intended to take with him. They were tairued with iar.ee labels on which v. their names atid that of their owner. But complications rose between the duke and the man I'ronr whom he bought the dogs feme months, tr. and as a result tn nobleman had , to leave the dogs be hind. 'The reason he dd not carry them with him." said a friend, of the dogs' former imner. "was that he had not paid for them. Mr. Keilv Vf Boston, who is a friend f mine. sn'd the terriers to the duke la:-t ear. Manchester promised to pav $1,500 for the fair. He did not pay. So. when Kelly hoard the duke was to sail, he came to N.w York. "But when he writ to the hotel the duke was 'not at li irae.' However. Kelly took his lawyer to the hotel and lay In wait for the "duke. He found him in the lobbv. The duke -said he had not the money. His father-'n-law, when asked to Phy the bill, refuseff to do so. So the duke had to let Kelly late the dogs." Santa Fe's January Statement The Santa. Fe's :iitement for January Is as follows: 1W. Inc. Gross earnings.. S4.K6 $3 721.254 S"5.5S1 Op ting expenses 2.WS7.S.4 -2.237.tlS 42M.7SS Net earnings l.i4.ll 1.41.34? 2i55,N13 Taxes and rent' Is 154.450 13.t51 Income from op. 1m'.)i.W 1.32S.XW 251. Ml Av. op. mileage. .Si'7.0 7,733. i-5 74.12 For seven months" of tiscal year to Jan uary 31: rtni. i. Inc. Cross earnings. S31.34-3, 452 $27,534,736 $3.82S,716 Operating ex- . j-.fis.-s (inclu ding $;. !J credited to sneciai better- ' ment fund)... W.e3.MS lB.Wrt.08 1.K2.S30 Net earnings .. 12.7'A 434 10,es4.i4S l,St5.7t Taxes & rentals l.;"2.5"2 i,ttg.M? 45.570 Inc. from oper. ll.r-7.W2 S.e7,716 1,820.215 Av. op. mileage 7.MX1.72 7.616.24 19U.48 Lord Colebrooke Arrives. Xpw York, Feb. 2. Lord Edward and Lady Colebrooke t rrived yesterday on the Kaiser Wiihel-ri der Grosse. They vrlll be guests of 'William C. Whitney for several weeks suid then go to Cali fornia, there they ;xpect to remain for six months. ' Arrives at Genoa. Berlin, Feb. 28. 'Baroness Von Ket teler, v. ho sailed from New Y'ork for Italy February 14, oas arrived at Genoa. Flie will stay for -some time in the Riviera for health. 4 , N vl I An Excellent Combination. The pleasant method and beneficial effects of the well known remedy, bTBUP of Fias, manufactured by the C alifoesia Fie Stbcp Co., illustrate the value of obtaining- the liquid laxa tive principles f plants known to be medicinally laxative and presenting them in t.ie form m ost refreshing' to the taste and acceptable to the system. It is the one perfect .trengthening- laxa tive, cleansing-the 'system effectually, dispelling colds, headaches and fevers pently yet prompt i ,- and enabling- one to overcome habitual constipation per manently. Its perfect freedom from every objectionable quality and sub stance, and its acting- on the kidneys, liver and bowels. Without weakening or irritating- them; make it the ideal laxative. la the process of manufacturing- fisrs ere nsed, as they sre pleasant to the taste, but the medicinal qualities of the remedy are obtained from eenna and other aromatic plants, by a method known to the California Fi Syrttp Co. only. In order to pet its beneficial effects and to avoid, imitations, please remember the full mme of t h e Co trs pany printed on the front- of every package. CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO. BAM IMSI1IICO, CAT i,arTsvTLi.3. arr. siw yobs, k. t. V'WMle ty 11 Druggia w. Friee Mo. per botUa. t.ElV LIBEL LAV. Honse Passes Mill to Preheat Newspaper Holdups. Aguriered Persons May ItecoYer Onlj Actual Damages. HEADY FOIi GOVEKXOR. Measure Has Passed Both House and Senate. Members Working Hard to Com plete the Business. Senator Fltzpatriek's bill relating to libel was passed by the hou last even ing. The bill, which is no-v ready for the governor's pen, reads as follows: "If it shall appear on the trial of any action that said libelous article was published in good faith, that its falsity was due to mistake or misapprehension of the Tacts, and that a full and fair re traction of any statement therein con tained, alleged - to be erroneous, was published in the next regular issue of said newspaper, provided, that the pro visions of this act shall not apply to the case of any libel against any candidate for a public office in this state unless the retraction is made editorially in a conspicuous manner at least three days before election, in case such libelous ar ticle was published in a daily paper; end in case such libelous article vas publish ed in a weekly or monthly paper, at least 10 days before the election; pro vided further, that nothing In this act shall be held to apply to any libel pub lished of or concerning any female per son." The words "actual damo.ges" shall be construed to include all damages which the plaintiff shall shew he has suffered in respect to his property, business, trade, profession, or occupation, and no other damage whatever. VANDEGKIFT AND THE PAGES. How the Boys of the House Paas TTp the Correspondent. At the extreme left of the nerve box under the shadow of the speaker's desk where the newspaper toilers sweat, sits Fred Vandegrift. the Kansas City Star correspondent. Half the pages In the house have their seats not more than four feot distant. Kveryone knows that when "Van" works he is impatient of the slightest arnoyance. Perhaps Van is strung to a higher tension than the other newspaper workers, who, never theless, all crank more or less when plunged !n work up to the ears. No one knows this better than the pages, and they try to be good. Sut boys at this interesting age are all hands, arms and legs. Ihese growing members will stray and swing and irritate. When they get close to his elbow Van drives them away in no uncertain tones with snarp reprimand, scoldings and glowering look3. Several times this will happen, and then, within five minutes, the boys are called up to the desk, a silver dollar slipped in each hand and Van takes them out for a" treat besides. Yesterday the boys received another rebuke, after which they wrote him a letter. Upon Ha receipt they were treat ed again. Fun crops out between all the:r fear and awe. To their friend, foe, mentor, benetactor everything by turns, they are for paying the highest tribute they can conjure, and they pass him un next door to final passage. He will almost, if not quite, do. The letter reads as follows: "Mr. Vandegrift We boys know that you are very nervous, and we try not to bother you, and we will put you on third reading subject to amendment and de bate. So good-bye, with love to ail, we will close. Yours truly, "PAGES OF THE HOUSE." H.R. BEATON'S TRILOGY. Veteran Legislator Still Working For His Bills. Two of Capt. Seaton's trilogy of odd bills have come out of the house legisla tive hopper ready to go through the sen ate on their way to become laws. They are the bills to deprive prisoners held for high crimes from receiving flowers and sympathy -and to make train rob bery as unpopular as possible. The lat ter suffered extraction of its sharpest fang. Since the house set its face so decisively against capital punishment, the captain had to withdraw the hang ing penalty and substitute ten years as a minimum and no maximum limit set. The lagging number of the trilogy is the bill to prohibit prison marriages. It is on the calendar to be reached some time today. , No flowers, no sympathy for prisoners excludes also "praying bands," Captain Seaton says, which are as big a nuis ance as the other. It costs a sheriff $20 fine to violate this act which reads: Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any jailer or other persons having the cus tody of persons who are. charged with crime, or are under indictment for crime, to permit miscellaneous visitors to enter the prison for the purpose of gratifying curiosity or expressing emotions of sym nathy. Sec. 2. The proper officer having the person of such as mentioned in section I shall only admit to presence of the pris oner the kJottn relatives of such'person, or the attorney of same; provided, min isters of the gospel, members of the press and officers of the law having du ties in the case may be permitted to en ter. Sec. 3. The sending of flowers or pres ents of any kind that in themselves tend to exalt the prisoner in his or her own estimation is hereby prohibited, and the officer In charge of the prisoner shall re ject the admission of such articles: pro vided, however, that the known relatives of him or her so imprisoned may ad minister, in a reasonable manner, such tokens. A COAL SCANDAL. Queer Action Concerning Peniten tiary Mine. Representative Joe Butler of "Wytin dotte, started a sensation nr. the go in the house last night by calling for an investigation committee to examine Into an alleged case of conspiracy at the pen itentiary. The resolution recites that the Carr Coal company, at Leavenworth, has workings in its mine that am within 1.000 feet of the workings of ths penitentiary mine. It is charged that certain officers of the penitentiary and of the coal com pany have an understanding to connect the workings of both mines and contract out convict labor to work the corpora tion mines. A Leaver.worth paper first made the sensational charges a few days ago. "Whereas, The Carr Coal Mining and Manufacturing company, a private cor poration, of Leavenworth county, has sunk a. ehaft within L1S0 feet of the The fetishism of savage Africa makes us shudder, and fills its with disg-asr. Yet we have fetishes of our own, one of them great, widely-worshipped, and in whose name crimes innumerable are daily perpetrated. The name of that fe tish is Ignor ance. To that powerful fetish thousands of mothers annu ally make sacrifice of their daughters. For what is it but a sacrifice to the fetish Ignorance to permit girls to blossom to wom anhood, and enter the marriage rela tion without one helpful hint of the obligations of that relation and its physical perils? Just the word which the mother fails to speak would turn the young girls' atten tion to the danger of irregularity. For it is in the ignorance of the necessity for regularity in the periods that the foundation is laid for the debilitating drains, the female weakness, bearing-down pains, inflam mation and ulceration that rob marriage of joy and motherhood of happiness. That " God-send for women " as wom en have named it, Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription, establishes regularity of the periods,dries up all unhealthy drains, cures female disease, and inflammation and ulceration of the peculiarly femi nine organs. Women suffering from diseases pecu liarly feminine, may consult Dr. R. V. Pierce, by letter at the Invalids' Hotel, Buffalo, absolutely without charge or fee. Each letter is opened in strict privacy, read as sacredly confidential and to pre serve the seal of confidence unbroken, all replies are sent in plain envelopes, bearing no single word of printed matter. present working face of the state pen itentiary coal mine, anl has secured the coal rights of over six hundred acres adjacent to the state penitentiary coal lands, and, "Whereas, The natural operation of either one or both ol the mines will, within a few, months connect the two mines, there being only about one thousand feet at present between the faces of the two mines, and, "Whereas. Some of the members of the Carr Coal Mining and Manufacturing company, have admitted that it is the intention of the company after the mines shall -have been connected, to contract with the board of directors of the peni tentiary for the employment of convicts in the operation of the said Carr mine, thus bringing the product of convict labor in direct competition vtith the pro ducts of free labor, and, "Whereas, It is charged that certain officers at the penitentiary aie cognizant of such intention, arid have- aided and abetted the Carr Coa Mining and Man ufacturing company in its purpose to ac complish this scheme, therefore be it. "Resolved. By the house, the senate concurring therein, that a committee of three from the house and two frsm the senate be appointed to investigate these matters and report the flndi-igs to the legislature, and be it further. "Resolved, That the said committee shall be and hereby is auth3rized and empowered to take depositions, adminis ter oaths, send for persons and papers, and compel the attennance of witnesses in such investigation." The leaders did not want the proposed investigation, rt was decided to sup press the investigation and at the same time shut off debate on the resolution on the floor of the house. In accordance with the prearranged plan, when the resolution came up this morning, a motion was made to table the resolution, which motion is not de batable. 1 This motion carried by a strictly party vote, the Republicans vot ing for it and the fusionists against it and for the investigation. Had the Republicans permitted the resolution to have been debated. Repre sentative Butler says he would have produced evidence which would have forced che house to order the investiga tion. Tie had, he says, the evidence all in shape, ready to put in, but the Re publicans; fearing the result politically, shut off all debate on the subjet, there by preventing the facts from coming to the su. face. House Passes Bills. The house passed five bills at the night s ission. Contention was made that Senator Smith's bill preferring the wages of employes in cases of Insolv ency was in conflict with federal stat utes on bankruptcy, and would be worthless as a law, but the bill was passed. Captain Seaton's bill requiring purity in gas was passed; also Ward's bill to pay county sup2rintendents-$l for every school visited, Hamer's garnishment bill and Senator Vincent's bill regulating the government and control of the Hutchinson reformatory. , Other bills were passed in the late af ternoon as follows: Providing for the purchase of 7,500 SURPRISED. Flavor of Food Won Her. "When-the landlady told me that the new dish at my plate was the much talk ed of food, Crape-Nuts, I tasted it languidly expecting the usual tasteless, insipid compound posing under some one of the various names of 'breakfast foods. "I am a school teacher and board. Have usually been in robust health, but last spring I had the much dreaded symptoms of spring fever tet in with great severity. I could hard'y keep at my work and headaches were almost constant. Food had become nauseating and I only partook of any tort of food from a senee of duty. "My nights were spent in distress. The first taste of Grape-Nufs yielded a flavor that was new and attracted me at once. I arose from he table satisfied, having enjoyed my meal as I had not done for weeks. So I had Grape-Nuts food for breakfast every day, and soon found other reasons besidet; my taste for continuing the food. "All of the spring f-ver symptoms dis appeared, the headaches Wt, my com plexion cleared up, and after a supper of Grape-Nuts I fourd melf able to sleep like a baby, in spite of a hard c"ay and hard evening's work. The food has never palled on my .ferjetite nor failed in furnishing a perfect mestl, full - of strength and vigor. I kno.v from my own experience, of the value of this food for any one who feeis strc-iwrth lagging under the strain of work, ami it is evi dent that the claim made by the mak ers that it is a brain food is well taken. Please omit my name if you publish this.". The lady lives in Hanover, ind Name supplied by Postum Cereal Go., Ltd., Battle Creek, Mich. copies of Dassler's compilation of the statutes of the state. Exempting fraternal and mutual in surance companies from city license tax. Providing fcr the transfer of. the un expended balances of certain funds to the general revenue fund of the state. ' " Requiring stenographers to report to the state auditor the amount of fees col lected by them. Restoring the inmates of the Hutchin son reformatory to their civil rights. Regulating the organization, manage ment and powers of trust companies. Provision is marie that the capital stock shall uot be less than $100,000 nor more than $1,000,000. This bill aims to enlarge the scope of trust companies so they can handle bequests and manage estates. Authorizing cities of the second class to issue bonds to pay for paving im provements. Soldiers' Bill Goes Through. , An emergency bill by Lawrence to en able old soldiers at the Ijeavenworth home to vote was passed by the house in less than six hours from the time of its introduction. It is a measure supple mental to a bill passed a few days ago to allow soldiers to vote and have their votes counted in the counties where they lived at the time of their admission to the home. The supplemental bill allows soldiers from other states to acquire a residence in Leavenworth county, vote there and have their votes counted there for all offices except those of townships and school districts. The senate rail roaded the bill through in the meantime also. This bill, on becoming a law, as there is smalt chance it will not, will give 1,500 additional votes in Leaven worth county and will change the politi cal complexion of that county, it is con fidently expected from Democratic to Republican. No Chicken Bill. "I'm of the opinion that if this) be comes a law I'll never be able to see my family again." This was Representative Short's an nounced reason for voting against Ma jor Remington's chicken bill. The Cloud county man, breaks out unexpectedly atid humorously always. His fears were shared by 47 other house members and the chicken bill died with one last wail ing squak. It would make the larceny of a single fowl a penitentiary offense, but Miami county protective leagues that wanted it will have to worry along without .the law. Fire Marshal Bill Killed. Another administration pet went down to defeat when the house knocked out the bill creating the office of state fire marshal. Governor Stanley recommend ed it in his annual message. Butler, of Wyandotte, fought it on the grounds of protection to labor. Rees, of Ottawa, making the point in a neat speech that insurance companies wanted it because less number of adjusters would be need ed, the state doing their work. Live Stock Law Repealed. A repealer of the law of 1S86 permit ting the organization and cperation of mutual live stock insurance companies was passed by the hcuse this morning. For years there has been complaint that these companies were dead beat con cerns. One or two companies still re main and these ara now legislated out of existence. Forty local bills were omnibused, read during the noon recess and passed by the house on assembling this afternoon. i New Trouble Kaker. . The executive and judicial appropriation-bill has turned into a trouble maker for the last days of the session. The house last night refused to concur in the senate amendments making a. considera ble raise in salaries of state house offi cers and attaches and -the bill has been sent to a conference committee. Senate Cleans Up Local Bills. The senate cleaned up all the local bills this morning which have been in troduced in that body. Twenty bills were omnibused at 11 o'clock and rushed over to the house. RESCUED IN A. LULL. Gale Abates Half Hour and Italian Ship Crew Taken Of New York, Feb. 28. "It is necessary to believe in God to account for the half-hour lull in the gale that was raging in mid-ocean, about 1,000 miles east of Bermuda, on February 13," were the words of Chief Engineer Gaetano Casarino of the Italian liner Citta de Messina, in describing the transfer of twenty-four members of the crew of the Italian steamship Jupiter to the Messina on that. date. It was reported last week that the Jupiter had been abandoned, and that its captain, the chief engineer, and the chief steward tiad been drowend. This report turns out to be erroneous. While the skipper and his brother officers are no doufcl having a lonely time drifting on the high seas, the cause of their be ing adrift is purely voluntary. The skipper decided, when his men were taken off, that it was his duty to remain on board, so that when Fttccor would come the Jupiter would not be liable to the classification of a derelict. He has provisions ample to last for months. "It was on I'cbruary 10 that the Mes-. sina fell in with the Jupiter," said Chief Engineer Casarino today. "For three days we stood by, and then came a lull. The sea was evtremely rough at this time, and it was impossible t get a new connection. We made four trips to the Jupiter, taking off twenty-four of the men, leaving Captain Creminin, the sec ond engineer, ana the chief steward on board They would not desert the ship. At the end of the fourth trip the gale broke out afresh, and this half hour must, in my mind, be attributed to, the providence of God." RECKED BY OTERSTUDY. A Student at Harvard, Insane From Work and Lack of Nourishment. Cambridge.Mass., Feb. 28 Broken dowil from overwork and practical starvation, through poverty and vegetarian notions, Ira Isbon Sterner of Keller's Church, Pa., a second year graduate student of Har vard, has been sent away from college with his mind completely unbalanced, complaining repeatedly that men were conspiring against him. Two years ago he came to Harvard from Haverford .and was at Harvard working for a Ph. D. in mathematics. . Sterner was poor, caring little for dress, and rarelv ever left his books. - He ate at -Randall hall, and spent on an average about 12. cents a 3av. He would buy a bowl of soup and a few slices of graham bread. He was a vegetarian and would eat no meat. On this he worked twelve and fifteen hours a day over his mathe matics. , A Mob of Clerks. Vienna. Feb. 28. A mob of 1.5M em ployed clerks made a noisy , demonstration this afternoon in favor of the young Czechs and Radicals in front of the reichsrath building. The police dispersed them. The session of the reichsrath open ed in comparative quiet after the presi dent had appealed to the members not to force him to resort to a more vigorous enforcement of the rules. Castigation Well-Earned. From Puck. "What is Sammy wailing about?" "Oh! He cut buttonholes all over the rubber plant with my buttonhole scis sors while I was down town." Senate Adopts It With the Amendments Relating to the Philippines and to Cuba. WAS AFTER MIDNIGHT When the Long and Fierce Struggle Finally Ended. Republican Policy Bitterly De nounced by the Democrats. Washington Feb.28. The senate pass ed the army appropriation bill at 12:54 o'clock containing the propositions o the Republican majority for the tem porary government of the Philippines and for the future relations between the United States and. Cuba. Many amend ments were offered to both propositions, but were voted down. The original Spooner amendment was amended re garding franchises as proposed by Mr. Hoar, the later proposition having been accepted by the majority yesterday. Not- since the enactment of the resolu tions declaring a state of war to exist between the United States and Spain has there been such an avalanche of pas sionate oratory. Throughout the session the army appropriation bill was under discussion, the. controverted questions being the Spooner Philippine amend ment and the Piatt Cuban amendment. Curiously enough, the debate was confin ed entirely to the Democratic side of the chamber, with one exception. Both amendments were denounced as vicious and pernicious legislation subversive of the principles of the government and unparalleled in the history of legislative enactments. The most notable speech of the day was delivered by Mr. Bacon (Ga.). He had been thoroughly aroused by reports that the Democratic members had been induced by questionable means to with draw their opposition to the proposed legislation and he passionately branded as a libel upon honorable men and sen ators any and all such statements. Per sonally, he declared, he would defeat the amendments if he could, although he realized the majority would have to ac cept the resonsibility for them. His ar raignment of the administration for co ercing congress into enacting such pro visions in the closing hours of the ses sion was sensationally fierce and he de clared that the only possible object of such action was that the "plunderers and vultures" might have an opportun ity to prey upon the prostrate land of the Filipinos. Senators Turner (Wn.),Tillman(S. C, Hoar (Mass.), Teller Col.), Mallory (Fla,), Lindsay (Ky.), Culberson (Tex.), Jones (Ark-), Money(Miss.), Allen(Neb.), and others addressed the senate, all of them denouncing the proposed legisla tion. ! Early in the evening the voting be gan on the minor amendments to the measure. All of them were offered by Democratic senators and all of them were voted down by heavy majorities. During the early part o" the day the conference report upon the fornications appropriation bill was accepter, by the senate. The Philippine amendment as agreed to in the senate is as follows: "All military, civil and judicial row ers necessary to govern the Philippine islands acauired from Spsin by the treaties concluded at Paris on the 10th day of December, 189C, and at Washing ton on the 7th dfy of November, lyOO, shall until otherwise provided, by con gress, be vested in such manner as the president of the United States shall di rect for the establishment of civil gov ernment and for maintaining and pro tecting the inhabitants of said islands in the free enjoyment of their liberty, property and religion: "Provided, that all franchises granted under the authority hereof shall contain a reservation of the right to alter, amend or repeal the same. "Until a permanent government shall have been established in said archipel ago full reports shall be made to con gress on or before the first day of each regular session of all legislative acts and proceedings of tne temporary gov ernment instituted under the provisions hereof; and full reports of the acts, do ings of said government and as to the condition of the archipelago and its peo ple, shall be made to the president, in cluding all information which may be useful to the congress in providing a more permanent government. "Provided, that no sale or lease, or other disposition of the public lands or the timber thereon, or the mining rights therein shall be made; and provided, further, that no franchise shall begrant ed which is not approved by the presi dent of the United States nr.d is not in his judgment clearly necessary fcr the immediate government of the islands and indispensible for the interest of the people thereof and which can not with out great public mischief be postponed until the establishment of permanent civil government, and all such fran chises shall terminate one year after the establishment of such permanent civil government." - It is said the Lord understood human nature, but the descriptions of heaven which are supposed to appeal to boys, as well as adults, say nothing about pie. WERE CURED OF GRIP. "My heart was badly affected by an attack of grip and I suffered intense agony until I began taking Dr. Miles' Heart Cure. It made me a well man." a. D. Holman, Irasburg, Vt. . T was in bed Ave weeks with the grip nerves shattered, stomach and : liver badly deranged. Was cured with Dr. Miles' Nervine and Nerve and Liver Pills." D. C. Walker, Hallsville, O. - ''Grip robbed me of my sleep and I was nearly crazy with neuralgia and headache. Dr. Miles' Pain Pills and Nervine cured me." Mrs. Pearl Bush, Holland, Mich. "My stomach was affected by grip and I . could eat nothing but crackers and milk. I began taking Dr. Miles' Nervine and Pain Pills and the trouble disap peared." Mrs. J. Lindsey, Montrose Minn. "When I was prostrated with grip and my heart and nerves were in bad shape. Dr. Miles' Nervine and Heart Cure gave me new life and health." Mrs. Geo. Colie, Elgin, HI. "I had been in bed three weeks with grip when my husband brought me Dr. Miles Nervine, Pain Pills and Nerve and Liver Pills. I was cured." Mrs, J. Reinier, Franklin, Ind. SHAMROCK'S STEEL SPARS. Sir Thomas Lipton Will Make His Yacht as Safe as Possible. London, Feb. 28 The reply of the New York Yacht club to the latest sug gestions from this side on the subject of the international yacht race reached the Royal Ulster Yacut club today. The an swer is regarded as clearing up the am biguity in regard to the starting rule. Sir Thomas I.lpton informed a repre sentative of the Associated Press today that he is perfectly satisfied with the New Y'ork Y"acht club's reply, and con siders that the Royal Ulster Yacht club's suggestions have been met in a sportsmanlike, spirit. The report that Mr. Watson is fitting the Shamrock II with steel spars gains credence here. The Yachting World to day says It understands Mr. Watson will fit" the cup challenger with light steel spars. : 1L0QDS1! McKinley Says There Has Been Enough of It in China. Washington, Feb.28. Special Commis sioner Rockhill at Pekin has been in structed to make it known to the for eign, ministers that the president strong ly deprecates any action that will tend to delay or check the present negotia tions there and especially is he desirous that there shall be no further unneces sary bloodshed. It is confidently believ ed that our commissioner will be able to secure the support and co-operation of a sufficient number of the other ministers to insure a cessation cf -the punitive de mands which it is believed by officials here, are not only unworthy of civiliz.-d nations but threaten to drive the Chi nese to desperation and thereby cause a renewal of armed resistance on- their part. Bribery Charges at Denver. Denver, Feb. 28. A resolution was in troduced in the house providing for the appointment of a committee of - five members to investigate th charges made by Speaker. Montgomery to the effect that money had been used to change votes on the revenue, bill- - At the request of the speaker, the resolu tion went over for one day. Speaker Montgomery said he would substantiate his charges at the proper time. THE MEANEST MAN. From the London Telegraph. To steal pence out of a blind man's tray is popularly supposed to be the acme of meanness. A Battersea man has found a means of rivaling thi3 spe cies of depravity. He deluded the chil dren .who lived in his tenement into the idea that the penny-in-the-slot gas meter was a new and resplendent bright red money box specially designed to ac commodate the savings of economical youngsters. On this assumption they cheerfully dropped their copper savings into the slot, and the ingenious deceiver burned the gas, which cost him nothing. When the collector came and cleared away all the pennies the chagrin of the youthful students of thrift may be im agined. - , HARDEST ROLE TO PLAY From the Chicago Post. "What is the most difficult role you ever played?" asked the curious one. The footlight favorite considered the question for a few minutes before an swering. "Well." she said at last, "it is what I may call an almost continuous role. You see. it is now customary when a feminine star arrives in a city to send a woman reporter to interview her, in order that her vlvacitv. sprightly wit and ingenuous wavs mav be described. The gossipy, de scriptive interview is the fad now, and the one who is interviewed must enact the part." "What of it?" "Oh, nothing; only that is the most dif ficult role I play." TODAY'S MARKET REPORT- Chicago, Feb. 28. WHEAT-There was onlv a dull local market fcr wheat early todav and although Liverpool cables were steadv and northwest receiots light, mod erate selling bv boars caused a decline. Mav opened unchanged to a shade lower at 76c to 7tva78He and sold to 7c. Re ceipts here were sixtv cars, four of con tract grade. Minneapolis end Duluth re ported 2S2 cars, against 351 cars last week and 530 cars a year ago. Mav later reacted to 7SMc on buyng by an eievator concern, but closed easy, 4c lower at 75c. CORN Renewed selling by commission houses and the absence of any particu lar outside buying depressed the corn market earlv. May opened a shade down at 40rsc to 4oic and declined to iOVitac, where the mariirt steadied. Receipts were 336 ears, eight of contract g-ade. Country offerings were moderate and the Price Current reported that farmers were still tightly holding their stocks. The close was steady, May a higher at 40c. OATS Oats were dull and a trifle easier in sympathy with corn. May opened un changed to a shade lower at 20V2C to 25 $ric and sold to 25c. Receipts were 1U5 cars. PROVISIONS Provisions were quiet and rather irregular, with the tendency easier, in sympathy with grain and the hog markets. May pork onened 7V2'dl0o lower at $14.0frH.O7 and sold to $14.10; Mav lard 2!ic down at 17.50. selling to 7A7 and May ribs a shade depressed at 7.07V&, dropping to $7.05. Market Gossip, Liverpool morning cabe: Wheat and corn unchanged to d lower. Chicago: Receipts of hoes. 35,000. mar ket steady: cattle, i:500, market steady. Kansas City. Receipts of hogs, 17,000; cattle. 6.000. Omaha: Receipts of hogs, 7,500; cattle, 5,000. Chicago: Liverpool cables are still lower in addition to the yid decline of yesierdav. It looks like wheat is either being kept up by a force pugnp or else there is some strong feature that the trade is not aware of. The coming govern ment report may have something to do with this mysterious strength. Knowing ones anticipate a verv bui'ish document. New York: Stocks opt': st-nng all around the room. Market quiet- and acts as If the break is over. Believe the mar ket is gradually growing rtronger and would buv the low priced issues. Minneapolis receipts 251 cars, last year 225 cars New York: Atchisnns are stronr. West ern houses are the best buyers. Sugar is quite active this morning. Kansas City: Receipts wheat 114 cars, a year ago 9 cars; corn- 49 cars, a y ear-ago 35 "cars: bats 11 cars, a vear ago 1 car. Duluth: Receipts wheat 31 cars, a year ago 305 cars. Chicago: Receipts wheRt 60 cars, grade 5 cars: corn 336 cars, grade 8 cars; oats 195 cars, grade 65 cars. Liverpool closing cable: Wheat unchang ed to d higher for the day; corn un changed for the day. New York: Stocks turned weak after the first fifteen minutes n.rrt bears took advantage of realizing to . hammer the market. Railroad shares srem to be suf fering worse than fancies srii industrials. Price Current: Wheat crop good con dition: average above a year .ago. Some reports of cold weather with lack of snow protection. Farmers firm holders; move ment moderate. Packing to date, 525,0u0 hogs, against 475.000 last 'year. Clearances wheat and flour as wheat, 463.000 bushels; corn, t2,000 bushels. Minneapolis: May wheat closes at 74c, as against 74t'.fic yesterday. Chicago: Estimated receipts for tomor row: Wheat. 55 cars; corn, 310 cars; oats, 230 cars; hogs, 29,000 head. ' Chicago: Puts May whet o. cail 7tU,c; puis May corn 403.c, calls 4ic; euro, Mav wheat Ttic. Kansas City: Puts May . wheat good to morrow GtSTfcc; calls. 67Vc. ' 1 Kansas City Livestock. Kansas City. Feb. t.-rATTLE-B-ceipts, 8,000, including J.2M0 Texan, t'rem-s cows and heifers strong. th caitlo steady. Native steers. Ji.&Wj ;.;': TVx- steers, $3.75'ti4.R5: Texas cow. 4i7.i4 l; native cows "and heifers, fa 5 ')(4.T;.: wI.m-k-ers and feeders, 3.'.hki 4.yu; bulls, J;.K,'4.; calves, $4.5 :.). , POUS-Receipts. 17,000; market steady. Bulk of sales. J.V25''5.r.: beiyy...:oi.t packers, $5.3'i5.4.i; mixed. .W.;-.4; liKtu, fc.2oSi6.S5; yorkers, .". 15-H5.:u; pigs. 4..o 5.10. SHEEP Receipts. 4.W0; market active steady. Muttons, 3.75'a 4.4.:.; lambs, i-v.'? 5.00. Topeka Markets Today. Topeka, Feb. 88. CATTLE. COWS S.SOfr 3. 25. H El FERS-f;U 'i 3.5M. CALVES. HEAVY $3. OMi :.:). LIGHT (Under 2 lbs) ti.(f'i4.s HOGS. ' MEDIUM AND llEAVY-i.Vjt.10. GRAIN. NO. 2 WHEAT. NO. 2 OOKN-31V-MO. 2 WH1T10 C UKN' c. NO. 2 OATS 24e. PRODUCE. BUTTER IS cent EGOS 16 cents. HAY f.7.00. Chicago Livestock t ir . Chicago' Feb. 2t CATTLK-R' eeir,, lO.OOu; generally steady, including buti it'-ts stock and Texans. Good to ft ;.;! steers, $4.8i'fi6.uo; poor to medium. 5-. 4 'i4..; stoekers and feeders. ts.Wa.V: o.ws. U.' ?i4.2o; heifers, $a.! 4.5u: ranwrcr-.l" "X bulls. &.44f4.15: calves, i.rni '1 fed steers, J4.o'i l.fto: Texas grxxK steers. 3.3.V4.oo: Texas bulls. !i.3. HOGS Receipt" todav. ;.M,o"i; estimate.! for tomorrow, SI,W; Mt over, 5.11 ; open ed steadv. closing 5ilo lower: top. S,,j--. Mixed and butchers. ",.3'5.n'.' good to choice heavv. t' 5.S0: rouch heavy, $5.251 5.25: li8UVi!."if5.42,'s: bulk Of sates, $5.35'c 5.4n. , SHEEP Receipts, 14.000: . sheep and lambs steadv. Good to choice . wethers. S4.25-u4.75: fair to choice mixed. fj.(iii .2; western sheep, S1-- - cl.75: T $2. 500 3. 75: native lambs, SUM sheej, wesi- ern lambs, $5.0fio.2o. Official yesterday: Receipts- f attie, 15.73H: hogs. 45.22; sheep, 1S.740. Shipments: Cattle, 3407; hogs, 8,7M; sheep, 1.U2A NewTork Money Market. New York, Feb. 2S. MONHY Money on call nominally 2 per cent; prime mercan tile paper, Zltf-i per cent, sterling ex change strong, with actna' business ij bankers' bills at $4.!7',4! 4 734 f"r demand and at $4.M I M'i lor sixtv dnv: posted rates, $4A,Vi4.VH and Si-Si; commercial bills, $i.aSa i-K. SILV EK St I ver certificates. GlVj'tfiSe; bar silver, tuc; Mexican dollars, tltu. BONDS Government bonds steady; re funding 2s. registered. 105,, ex-imerest; coupon, 106T4; 3k, registered anil coupon, 111; new 4s: registered and coupon. 13s; old 4s. registered. 113, ex-interest: coupon, 114; old 5s, registered and coupon, 112. Kansas City Produca. Kansas City, Feb. 28. WH EAT May, 67c; easn, io. j num. n. .v (-,.', i-.-,, ., eni-Mittee; No. 2 eo, iiii;c; -no. o, CORN Mav. STHc: cash. No. 2 mixed, 3Sc; No. 2 white, 37c; No. 3, Utihc ' OATS No. 2 white, 27V,c RYE No. 2. 60c. HAY Cliice timothy, $10.50; choice prai rie, $,s.5(Koit. BUTTER Creamery, 17'2')c; dairy, fancy, 16c. 1 EGGS Fresh, 13c 1 Butter Market. New York, Feb. 28. BUTTER Dull an weak: creamery, l7'-24; J.ne creamery, 15&20ttc; factory, 11 15c. 1 Sugar Market New York. Feb. 28. SUGAR Raw, steady; refined quiet. COFFEE Steadier. No. 7 Rio, 7MiC Cotton Market. Galveston.Feb. 28. COTTON Firm,9:a Topeka Hide Market. Based on Chicago and Boston quota tions. The following are nat prices paid m Topeka this week: Topeka, Feb. 28. GREEN SALT CCRED-5" GREEN SALT. HALF CURED 60. NO. 1 TALLOW 4yic. Range of Prices on Stock. F'trnlshed by J. C. Duncan, commis sion, grain, provisions and stocks, office 19 East Fifth street. 'Phone 123. CharJ. Knepp & Co.. correspondents, Kansas City, Mo. iNew X OIK, rm. -5 Stocks. Op'n Hlghj Low Jci'se: Y es i j j Sugar 142H 144H ITS lS'UlW People's Gas .. 12V 12'! ! ii V 0 Mi Am. 'Tobacco .. 121 iSIVstl ll! 1!"',12! A. S. & W 40 4i 5tHi 3"i ' B. R. T 74'i 75. Cv. 74-g, 74' Federal Steel.. 4I, 45 ! 43 I 43 j 44' C. B. & Q 144-- 144-V l-ttW.! W 144- C. R. 1. & P... lS5i' 12.1-, 12--.! 122. 133'- C. M. & St. P. 155 155WI l-"-iV( 1W,1M' Atchison com.. 55?& 5 5-Vk! 5.'h 5.r ' Atchison pfd .. 8S SS I iT'-sl v Manhattan ... 1171,4 ll'osi 117V117' Western Union h M WHt W Mo. Pacific Hsti, 7H I".' X'. P. pfd US 8:',-,j iit .vi-V KV- U. P. com 87T xx- StiM WV. "' N. Y. Central.. 143 143'-,: H-'M lli'-.JiL"- So. Pacific .... 43 42-V 4- --l I!. & O W W c' 7i T. C. 1 53' SWHI B"'l CI1 62'. No. Pac. pfd .. 87- 87-"! JK5. w:- 7'. No. Pac. com.. t4 et3 '-"--i KS' (' L. & N K3. KWi! 911 Mlii S3 v Bangs of Prices. Furnished by J. C. Goings. Commission Merchant. Stocks, Grain and Provisions, Receiver and Shipper o Grain. Chicago. Feb. 2s!. Article. Open High Low Close Yea, WHEAT Feb. ... 71' 74 71-74', 7"i 74'i May ... 70:-76 7iihn 75 73" 7'.. 4 CO KN PC b. ... 3h 3:ai :-n- 311,4 :-, May ...-4u- iuyi 4U- : ' 4w- OATS Feb. 2i 21'i Mav .... 2544 25 25 2514 PORK Feb 13 05 1SSS Mav ...14 05 14 12 14 02 14 02 14 10 LAKD Feb .... .... 7 37 7 45 May ... 7 50 7 50 7 42 7 42 7 52 Rl B.S Feb 6 7 7 "5 May .... 7 07 7 07 7 02 7 02 7 07-18 KANSAS CITY. WHJ0AT- May July July 67 67 67 M C7-67V6 ot;g 7 674 3-P May 371-i 37'.4 3714 87' Mt FLAX Cash northwestern, $I.C3; May. Sl.l: September, SI. 16. RYE February, Se: May, 51ii51VC. BARLEY Cash. SMim-. TIMOTHY March, $1.40. J. C. -GOINGS, CO MM I SSI Ofl MERCHANT Stocks, Grain and Provisions. Receiver and Shipper of drain. Milling wheat a specialty. Consignments solicited. 112 East Fifth Btrest, - Topeka, Katr-fi We respectfully solicit your patronagrs and offer careful and honest execution oi orders. Please nftte: We are represented la Kar-ia City by The F. P. Smith Coti,m;s sioi Jo., members of the Kansas City Boa. . of Trade, and are maisirig a spe cialty of executing orders ia that cMj-kBt.