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Will Be an Elk Forever Whether He
Likes It or Not.
"Pick's night" will be remembered
by W. A. Smith, who wears that appel
lation and also a handsomely bedia
moned gold badge, for a long time. -
The appellation was given him more
than 40 years ago, but the gold badge
was given him last night by the Topeka
lodge of Klks. The ceremonies were
simple. There was a regular meeting
of the herd. All were corralled in the
lodge room, and Exalted Ruler A. W.
Dana, called for "Pick" Smith to come
forward. He then presented Smith
with a life membership in the Benevo
lent and Protective Order of Elks,
pinned the handsome jeweled badge on
his coat, and told him to "go w-a-y
back and sit down." Smith wouldn't
do It, but stood there In plain view of
all, his sleeves rolled up, and for one
hour and three-quarters he held the un
divided attention of his hearers while
tie dilated upon the merits of mustard
as a counter irritant. When he finished
there was music by the accordeon.
Bo Saya Henry Allen of the County
The discussion concerning the condi
tion of the county jails of the state,
which has been called forth by the re
cent meeting of the state association of
charities and corrections, calls out a
statement from Henry Allen, chairman
of the state board of charities and cor
rections. The last legislature made it
the duty of the board to inspect the
jails and poor houses of the state, and
Mr. Allen therefore knows what he is
talking about. As a result of the in
vestigations of the board it will proba
bly recommend to the next legislature
that district judges be given mandrory
power to compel county commissioners
and sheriffs to keep county prisons in .a
more sanitary condition.
"We found jails in a horrible unsani
tary condition on our rounds," said Mr.
Allen. "We made the rounds because
this duty was added to our list last
winter. All that the board can do is to
recommend. There is nothing we can
do to alleviate.
"The district judges can only recom
mend. No one can compel common
cleanliness to be maintained. This is
especially true in the country towns
where they have no water service. Wa
ter must be hauled long distances. They
k a m ' A' mi
have only three or four prisoners in at
a time perhaps. The jails are merely
little cages with a stone wall around
them. Taxpayers object to footing big
bills for prison keep and commissioners
keep bills down for the record they
make of economy and to avoid the
wrath of the people.
"The jail at Leavenworth is in good
condition, Wichita is all right and To
peka is fair. In some of the smaller
towns the liberal application of water
and elbow grease by half a dozen lazy
inmates is badly needed. Poor houses
in some counties are as badly off. The
fault is quite general over the state
and must be given attention by the
next legislature. The board will recom
mend, probably, that district judges be
given authority to compel county com
missioners to act."
Sheriffs are custodians of the smaller
jails and they get 40 cents a day per
capita for feeding the prisoners. When
the Oskaloosa jaii got Klusmire for a
guest, the sheriff had to get a new bed
and bedding at his own expense as the
county commissioners would not pay
for them.
Mr. Allen says the county prison sys
tem of the state is due for a general
overhauling and the state board of
charities will recommend that it gets
it at the hands of the next legislature.
Seeks to Recover Premium ia Clay
County Without Success.
Clay Center, Kas., Nov. 21. The
Farmers' Hail association, of Topeka,
did a large business among the farm
ers of this county in the summer of
1900, taking as security notes for the
amount of the premium, which formed
a part of the application and contract.
Among those who made application
for hail insurance was Wm. Fred, of
Morganville. When his policy was sent
to him he took exceptions to it and
refused to accept it as it was not in
conformity with the application.
The hail association sued him on the
note, and the case was tried before a
jury in Justice Noble's court last Sep
tember. The jury brought in a verdict
in favor of the association. Fred ap
pealed, and his case came up for hear
ing at this term of court. The court
ruled that the hail association had not
shown their authority to do business in
the state of Kansas, and threw the case
out of court. They held a certificate
from the secretary of state showing
that the Farmers' Mutual Hail Insur
ance company was authorized to do
business, instead of the Farmers' Mu
tual Hail association.
The president of the association, F. H.
Foster, of Topeka, and Hy W. Stack
pole, of this place, represented the
plaintiff, and R. C. Miller and Coleman
& Williams represented Fred. This was
made a test case. All the farmers who
had made application for hail insurance
in the concern joined issues and helped
fight the case.
Mary Nichols and husband to I A.
Asauith. SI. .100 lat 9i.sta rQan , .
Curtis add. "
Western Land & Lot company to G.
J. Gelhaus, 1400, lots 15-16-17-18-19-20
j-i. oiAiu avenue, J510CK a. awygart
-T "K XT""1 T-Vi rrart nn d-i
- ' - " u.iu t, uc I U UCUIKC
Vetter, J200, lot 617-519 Lincoln St., Lin
dale add.
$1,000. pt. res. w
vv. u. Myers and wife to J. H. Knoep
ker, J200, lots 125S and 1258 Riley street,
Lenox Place add.
11 C!. Wriirht a-nrt a T IT
$100, lot 498 Tyler street, Huntoon's add.
Wm. Dunlap and wife to Wm. Curry.
J2.500, s. s. e. y. 32-11-15.
j no. vv. R-iera ana wife to M. Ware,
$700, w. n. e. oi s. e. 21-12-16.
lots 221-23 and 25 Polk street. Maple
Grove add.
K. B. Bessette and wife to Wm. F.
McLaughlin, $1. lots 5S7 and 589, Fill
more street, Ott & Tewksbury's add.
The Kansas T .list n X Tniot r.
M. Noble.-$1, pt. res. 6.
j. t. isoDie and wife to Geo. M.Noble,
$1, pt. lot 19, Hillyer's sub. res. 6.
$100. it, interest in lot 121 Harrison St.,
M. A. Van Meter to Wm. Curry, $1.
s. a. e. 32-11-15.
Tax deed to Geo. W. Crane, lots 62-4-6-8-74-6-8
and 80 Madison street.north.
B. R. Wheeler, receiver, to Wm. F.
McLaiie-hlin 41 Inn I , r. cot oa -cm
o .., . , ' ' m 1 aiiu cj 111-
more street, Ott & Tewksbury's add.
Builder of First Locomotive Dead.
Ht Tallin VT( Vnar rt T 1
L&WBon, wbs under George Stephen-
a uu-wuou Duui me lirst locomo
tive engine in England, and who was
the oldest engineer In the TJcMed States.
dii hare today, aged 8.
He Will Be Superintendent of
Reform School.
The man who will succeed W. S. Han
cock as superintendent of the state re
form school at Topeka Is Prof. H. M.
Charles of Washington. Kan. It is re
ported upon good authority that the
board has practically agreed upon him
for the position and he will be elected at
the next meeting of the board. Mr.
Charles was formerly principal of the
Washington high school.
Superintendent Hancock's purpose was
to formally tender his resignation at the
next meeting of the board, but to avoid
embarrassment to the board through a
large number of applications he forward
ed the resignation by mail last night to
Henry Allen, chairman of the board, to
take effect January 1. This leaves the
way open to the election of Mr. Hancock's
To a State Journal reporter today Su-
Serintendent Hancock said: "I want it
istinctly understood that I am not re
signing on account of any friction with
the board, because there never has been
any friction.
I will turn the institution over to my
successor in the very best condition and
will always look back on my administra
tion with satisfaction, for I believe that
it has been successful."
The salary of superintendent of the re
form school is $1,280, with everything fur
Woman Convicted of Selling Liquor
Pardoned by Governor.
Governor Stanley has pardoned Mrs.
Una Mahana, who has been in the
Shawnee county jail since last May,
serving a sentence for selling liquor.
Her pardon was recommended by Judge
A. L. Redden and others, because she
is old and a cripple and has been sick
much of the time she has been in jail.
Her original sentence was for 120 days
imprisonment and to pay a fine of $400.
She has already served her sentence
but is unable to pay her fine.
Mrs. Mahana is the widow of an old
soldier who lived on East Fourth street
and "who committed suicide two years
ago. She was arrested and convicted
through the efforts of Assistant Attor
ney General Redden on the charge of
selling liquor. It was the first convic
tion he secured. She was never known
before to be in the joint business. If
she had not been pardoned she would
have had to remain in the jail a year
longer. She and Mrs. Nation were lock
ed up in the same cell. Mrs. Nation
says Mrs. Mahana is not altogether re
sponsible for her actions.
Ready For Instant Use Without Cooking.
Almost everyone likes ,a cereal food
of some kind at breakfast and supper,
but the ordinary way of cooking cereals
results in a pasty mass that requires
strong digestive power to get along
with, and if not properly digested, the
raw mass goes down into the intestinal
tract where gas is generated and all
sorts of troubles set up.
Everyone knows that good food prop
erly digested keeps the body well, while
poor food, or even food of good quality
that is poorly prepared and not digest
ed, is sure to bring on some kind of dis
ease. The easiest food to digest in this line
is Grape-Nuts, made from wheat and
barley, and cooked thoroughly at the
factory, some ten or twelve hours being
consumed in the different processes of
preparation. The food, therefore, is
ready for instant service and the starch
has been changed to Grape Sugar, so
that it is pre-digested and ready for al
most immediate assimilation.
Miss R. E. Phillips, a young lady at
S356 Vernon Ave., Chicago, writes that
she suffered for years from indigestion
and dyspepsia from the use of food that
was not suitable to her powers of diges
tion. She says, "I began using Grape-Nuts
and I confess to having had a prejudice,
at first, and was repeatedly urged be
fore I finally decided to try the food,
but I have not known what indigestion
Is since using it, and have never been
stronger or in better health. I have in
creased in weight from 109 to 124
People can be -well, practically with
out cost, if they will adopt scientific
food and leave off the indigestible sort.
Grape-Nuts Food is sold at all first
class groceries. It is crisp and delicious
to the taste. It should be served ex
actly as it comes from the package,
without cooking, except in cases where
It la made up into puddings and other
Chrysanthemums are in full bloom.
Thanksgiving is one week from to
day. What has become of the Topeka City
The quail season begins a week from
The county commissioners will meet
F. L. Williamson, of Clay Center, was
here Wednesday.
The United States circuit court con
venes here Monday.
The T. A. A. bowlers are preparing to
meet out of town teams.
Judge Hazen has taken the Lawrence
divorce case under advisement.
The work of wiring the federal build
ing for electric lights commenced today.
Bert Higgins, formerly of Topeka, is
now employed in a Chicago furnishing
Railroad men report westbound traffic
as being on the increase. Most of it
goes to California.
The Commercial club meeting last
night was the most largely attended
for several weeks.
A Topeka cigar manufacturer says
he wants to employ 20 more hands but
can not secure them.
Dr. William Maclay Lyon,' of Topeka,
has opened a new office in Chicago at
6800 Indiana avenue.
The Cherokee Mill and Elevator com
pany has increased its capital stock
from $15,000 to $25,000.
Persimmons are on the market that
have the right flavor. They have been
frosted and frozen until they are palat
able. The Topeka Republican Flambeau
club met last night but the proposed
trip to Jerusalem is still to be decided
The federal building elevator is a
grave cause of worry. It seems to be
out of repair a large per cent of the
A quartette composed of state univer
sity students will give a concert this
evening in the Second United Presbyte
rian church.
Joe Meyers, of Dalhart, has returned
home after attending to matters of
business at the Rock Island general
offices here.
C. C. Coleman, of Clay Center, for
whom a boom was started for attorney
general several months ago, was in To
peka last night.
The police last night pulled a place
run by Will Gay, at 231 North Jeffer
son street. A case of beer was found
buried in the cellar.
Ed Howe's assertion that "there are
nine reasons why Warden McClaughry
is not a great man, and they are still
at large," is still true.
K. R. Stewart, foreman of the Santa
Fe storehouse, left today for a visit of
two weeks in Denver and Trinidad,
Colo., and El Paso. Tex.
Harry Robinson, who was formerly
manager of the Swift & Holliday drug
store, is in the employ of the Armour
Packing company in Chicago.
The office of the state superintendent
of public instruction has had calls for
about 6,000 of the circulars relating tp
the consolidation of rural schools.
' Charles M. Sheldon leaves today for
Sioux City, la., where he will speak be
fore the anti-saloon league. Mr. Shel
don will return to Topeka on "Friday.
According to the present schedule the
only remaining football game to be
played in Topeka this season is the Ottawa-Washburn
game Thanksgiving.
Governor Stanley' has appointed G.
B. Wells to be justice of the peace of
Haddam township, Washington county,
to succeed Charles iHyland, resigned.
David Harvey, who ' got into trouble
in Topeka and other places numerous
times, is now an advertising -solicitor
on the Chicago American. He is mar
ried. Mr. Leo Copeland, of the University
of Nebraska, at Lincoln, is in the city,
the guest of his uncle, E. L. Copeland.
The young man goes to Lawrence this
State Bank Commissioner Albaugh
has received notice that the Goodland
City bank has changed from a state to
a national bank. Its capital stock is
now $25,000.
An application has been filed with the
railroad commissioners to compel the
Missouri Pacific to build a viaduct over
a crossing in a cut near Lowe. Chau
tauqua county.
Reduced rates will not be general
over the Santa Fe on Thanksgiving.
Special rates will be made, however, to
the large football games in different
parts of the country.
County Treasurer Philips has visited
the battlefield of Gettysburg 27 times,
more or less. The visits were all made
after the little unpleasantness which
made the field famous.
A small fire in a brick store building
at 3:44 yesterday afternoon called the
department to 426 Jefferson street. The
building was owned by John S. Irving,
and the loss was only $15. '
In the arrangement of the new time
card for the Rock Island for the win
ter, none of the changes affect Topeka,
All the changes in the time of running
trains are on the southern lines.
Dr. Littlefleld, the registered optician,
is touring the state, enrolling .students
in the correspondence department of
the Kansas School of Optica He will
be in his office Saturday and all next
Edward Plowman is here from
Needles, Cala., for a visit with his
mother at 1253 Clay street. He has
charge of the Harvey eating house
there, and formerly held a similar posi
tion here.
The railways of Kansas will not grant
any special rates to college students for
the Thanksgiving vacation. Most
schools only have two or three days,
and there would not be travel enough
to justify a rate.
It has been about decided that the
Topeka Gun club shoot proposed for
Thanksgiving day will not be a large
affair, as most of the trap artists are
going hunting for the real things in
stead of mud balls.
D. W. Little, assistant state superin
tendent of public instruction, will de
liver an address on "The Future of the
Common Schools" at the Thanksgiving
meeting of the Golden Belt Teachers'
association at WaKeeney next week.
Ella Buckner, who was sentenced to
11 years in the penitentiary yesterday
by Judge Hazen, will appeal the case
to the supreme court. The higher court
will probably not need Judge Ellis to
decide any tie vote in the Buckner
Secretary Coburn has invited Super
intendent Frank Nelson to speak before
the annual meetin of the state board
of agriculture in January on "The
Country School Problem." He will ad
vance the idea of the consolidation of
rural schools.
George Monical of Pueblo, Colo., is
here for a visit of two weeks with his
brother Curtis Monical, chief clerk to
Superintendent McLellan of the Eastern
division of the Santa Fe. From here he
will go to Needles, Cala,. for to take a
position with the Santa Fe Pacific
Superintendent Frank Nelson is
scheduled to speak to the teachers of
tbe Central Kflnswii Teaohera' associa- ,
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Are the great kidney regulator the one sure cure for every ill of the kidneys. Topeka
people say so They have had experience They know. Profit by their testimony.
Here is a case in point : -
Mrs. A. Von Wolf, of 2024 Buchanan street, says: "I overtaxed myself and
brought on severe backache. At first I paid little attention to it, thinking it would
pass away in a few days, but instead it graw 'worse. T uea I exerted myself or
caught a slight cold I was sure to suffer from severe pains in my back, especially at
- night when my rest was much disturbed. I finally became so bad that I could
scarcely attend to my work. Coming to the conclusion that the trouble originated in
my kidneys, I procured a box of Doan's Kidney Pills at Rowley & Snow's drug store
and commenced their treatment. They acted like magic. . A few doses benefited
me, and before I had taken ail the pills in one box the pain in my Dack disappeared."
Doan's Kidney Pill are for sale at all drug stores. 50c a box. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
tion at McPherson on Friday of next
week, and to the Southwestern associa
tion at Arkansas City on Saturday.
These are two of the Thanksgiving as
sociations. Elsie Reasoner, the successful maga
zine and newspaper woman who hails
from Highland, Kas., was a playmate
of Albert Reid during their childhood.
She hit Reid on his forehead with an
oyster can one day, and he hasn't for
gotten her, nor gotten rid of the bump
it produced.
The railways will make special rates
to the Thanksgiving day football games
at Kansas City and Emporia. The
Kansas City game is between Kansas
and Missouri universities. The one at
Emporia is between Kansas and Mis
souri normal schools. Why not have a
rate to the TopeRa-Ottawa game? It
promises to be the best of those sched
uled. The asphalt pavement repairs are to
be continued until the city engineer is
satisfied that the contract of the com
pany with the city is fulfilled. This was
agreed to at the meeting of representa
tives of the city and company Wednes
day afternoon. All holes which existed
prior to October 10 will be repaired.
October 10 was the date upon which the
Barber contract expired.
Scheme of British Nobles Nipped
by the King.
London, Nov. 21. King Edward has
checkmated the thrifty British nobles
and others who proposed to line their
pockets with American and Continental
gold by the sale of their seats in West
minster Abbey, for the coronation cere
mony, by decreeing that, except in offi
cial capacity, none but British subjects
is to be present.
He has decided that the mere fact of
any seat being sold disposses both the
holder and the nominee from the right
of occupying it. It is understood that
large sums have been offered both in
America and Europe for seats on the
occasion of the coronation.
Spreads Like Wildfire.
When things are "the best" they be
come "the best selling." Abraham Hare,
a leading druggist of Belleville.O., writes:
"Electric Bitters are the best selling bit
ters I have handled in 20 years." You
know why? Most diseases begin in dis
orders of stomach, liver, kidneys, bowels,
blood and nerves. Electric Bitters tones
up the stomach, regulates liver, kidneys
and bowels, purifies the blood, strength
ens the nerves, hence cures multitudes of
maladies. It builds up the entire system.
Puts new life and vigor into any weak,
sickly, run down man or woman. Price
50c. Sold by A. J. Arnold & Son, drug
gists, S21 North Kansas ave.
Reduced Kates to Chicago.
For the International Live Stock expo
sition. On December 1, 2 and 3 from
Kansas and Nebraska, and December
1 and 2 from Oklahoma and Indian Ter
ritories, the Great Rock Island Route
will sell excursion tickets to Chicago at
rate of one fare plus $2.00 for round
trip, with final return limit leaving Chi
cago December 8, 1901. These reduced
rates give a splendid opportunity for a
cheap trip to Chicago to attend this
great exposition, which in interest and
in the number and excellence of ex
hibits will surpass any of its kind ever
held. For full information consult
nearest Rock Island ticket agent, or ad
dress E. W. THOMPSON,
Asst. Gen'l Pass. Agt., Topeka, Kas.
To the Public.
Allow me to say a few words in praise
of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy: I had
a very severe cough and cold and feared
I would get pneumonia, but after taking
the second dose o this medicine I felt
better; three bottles of it cured my cold
and the pains in my chest disappeared en
tirely. I am most respectfully yours for
health, Ralph S. Meyers, 64 Thirty-seventh
st.. Wheeling. W. Va. For sale by all
Kansas Won't Be There.
The state of Kansas will have no
exhibit at the South Carolina and West
Indian exposition at Charleston, S. C,
which begins next month. Kansas has
a commission for the exposition, but it
has no appropriation to workvith. The
idea of a popular subscription for an
exhibit has been abandoned, and the
commission will probably depend upon
booklets and other printed matter to
bring Kansas to the attention of the
visitors at the exposition. Silas Porter,
chairman of the commission,- was up
from Kansas City, Kas., last night talk
ing over the matter with Governor
Jumped on a Ten Penny Nail.
The little daughter of Mr. J. N. Powell
jumped on an inverted rake made of ten
penny nails and thrust one nail entirely
through her foot and a second one half
way through. Chamberlain's Pain Balm
was promptly applied and five minTites
later the pain had disappeared and no
more suffering was experienced. In three
days the child was wearing her shoe as
usual and with absolutely no discomfort.
Mr. Powell is a well known merchant of
Forkland, Va. Pain Balm is an antisep
tic and heals such injuries without matu
ration and in one-third the time required
bv the usual treatment. For sale by all
Bourt G5ve Up
Let a Topeka Woman Tell You Why. g
Don't give up Discouragement has cost many a life. t,
Fight it out Try every means.
Failure in one case doesn't mean that success is im-
possible fjr
Everybody makes mistakes Experience is the only
sure educator. "J
Prbfitby the experience of other3 The experience of f
men and women you know
Topeka men and women.
It may save your life
That backache
Kidneys are out of order
their work.
Financial Agents
Buy, Sell and Manage Real Estate.
Buy, Sell and Collect Mortgages.
Insure Property in Seven of the best
Companies in the State.
Telephone 444. 501 Jackson St.
We Uon't
the coal in Topeka
share of it. Every ounce
coal, and full weight, and
I Sales Agents ML CARMEL COAL CO.S CoaL f
734 Kansas Ave.
BaekkeetMujt, Shorthand. Tclexrapky, Pcuun shift. Pfcoae 31. S21JU Quiacjr Sfc
Etta&Usliecl 1 8TI.
George 13. Palmer.
Kmjahlac kcot-elau.
Frtcea teaMnable.
Office 'Phene. 144. BeWec 'Fhoas. 87.
Topeka. Kansas.
Oxford Literary Society.
Wednesday evening the members of
the Oxford Literary society held their
second meeting for November. The
programme was as follows:
Reading by chaplain, Mr. E. M. Miller.
Installation of newly elected chair
man. Short address by W. D. Perry,
retiring chairman; address by Mr.
Onell, chairman-elect.
Piano duet, Mrs. F. J. Seaman and
Mr. Miller.
Description, Miss Lillian Griffith.
Vocal solo. Miss Hazel Edens.
Book review, Mrs. Bert Webb.
Debate. Question, "Resolved, That a
prohibition law does more to increase
crime than a system of high license."
Affirmative, Mr. W. D. Perry and Mr.
Harry Stephens; negative. Miss Lou
Tillson and Mr. E. M. Oliver.
The judges' decision for the debate
was two to one in favor of the affirma
tive. Cissy Loftus Succeeds Terry.
New "Fork, Nov. 21. Daniel Frohman
announces that aften seven weeks of
negotiations contracts have been sighed
whereby Misg Cecelia Loftus will play
the leading feminine roles for Sir Henry
Irving and the London Lyceum stock
company during the coronation season.
Mr. Frohman further states that Miss
Loftus will return to this country under
his management after the end of the
coronation season.
C. F. Menninger. M. D., office 727 Kan
sas ave. Tel. 19; residence 1251 Topeka
ava. Tel. 8a. Office bourse 2 to 6 p. m.
or can Una out aoouc.
- crying for help can't do
Sell ft
but we do sell a good t
we do sell is good, clean
you can bank on it.
Telephones 193, 771, 144.
Wl 1 1"L "
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Wood, Coal, I
Hay, f
t and Feed t
Telephone 530.
t 4th and Jackson.
10 to 50 Saved
On yonr periodicals for 1902 by or
dering through
509 Kansas Ave.

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