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SUNDAY. "Cider" Smith's prediction of a blus tering rainy day is fulfilled. RAILROAD NEWS. J. J. Frey Goes to Washington to See Congressmen. Wants Concessions For His Alaskan Kailway. A FRIENDLY PRINCE. rej lias a "Pull" With a Kus slan Nobleman. Will Connect His Line With Transsiberian System. J. J. Frey, former general manager of the Santa Fe, and now president of the Trans-Alaskan railway company, has gone to Washington to be present at the opening of congress and secure the introduction of a bill asking the na tional government for concessions along the line of the new railroad which will connect Cook's inlet and Bering strait and furnish a new outlet for the Bristol bay country. Mr. Frey talked freely of his object in going to the national capital, saying: "I go to Washington to be on the ground before the opening of congress. We shall have a, bill introduced asking the government for concessions in the form of land grants. Alaska is still an undeveloped territory and will so re main until railroads are built affording means of communication and transpor tation. Alaska has resources that are almost wholly unknown. It has not only great mineral resources but pos sesses valleys rich in soil, with equable climatic conditions that make possible the production of wheat, rye, barley and other cereals, vegetables of all sorts and fruits equal if not superior to the agricultural and horticultural productions of any other spot on earth. There Is no idle speculation about it. Ten government experiment farms lo cated in various sections of the west ern division of Alaska have demon strated this. Our engineers engaged in the preliminary survey of the Trans Alaskan railway planted a garden at Iliamna lake, where they established headquarters last summer. In six weeks from the day potatoes were planted they served the new potatoes on their table. The rapidity with which vegeta tion grows is not remarkable and is ac counted for in part by the length of the day, the sun shining for 20 hours a day in the summer season." RECALLS HILKOFF'S VISIT. Prince Hilkoff, director general of the Trans-Siberian railroad, upon the occa sion of his visit to the United States to study American railroad methods three years ago was a guest of President Frey for several days. At that time Mr. Frey was general manager of the Santa Fe system and met Prince Hii ffok at Pueblo, accompanying him over the Santa Fe to Chicago and explaining customs and ideas in vogue in the op eration of a great American railroad. A warm friendship was established be tween these two gentlemen that has continued, and a friendly correspond ence ensued. There is no question but that the Russian government will ex tend the Trans-Siberian road to make the connection. A loan of $200,000,000 has recently been contracted bv the St Petersburg government for this pur pose. In connection with the railroad the company will have a line of ocean steamers plying between Seattle and Leavenworth. The vessels will be of the best modern type, and one of thee beautiful steel passeneer boats is nnw under construction. This first boat will be ready for launching February 15 next. The first section of the road will be opened for business May 15 between Leavenworth and Iliamna. All equip ment will be of the latest type and Ptrictly first class. The road will be standard gauge throughout, and the ehops for the system will be located at Iliamna. Contracts have already PREVENTS AND BREAKS UP (From K. Y. Sun.) A New Form of Grip Epidemic. Jtwii' !a8t Week the Physicians fh p r- aVe made tne discovery that Grip m a strange form is epi- SSSlJin Thhe aUa?k 18 accompanied by pains In the muscles, particularly of the arms and shoulders, which suggest thl tJonlffn th rheumatism. Vaguffensa! IhL ? ?,hest of a very uncomfort- ?,2e "ptlon lnduce a "ne" and forlorn frame of mind. There is a sharp cough, but the most distressing T-hJTr! ' ordlnary Gr'P are lackfng S KifiPTO2,pt use of Dr- Humphreys' Specific Seventy-Seven "77") will break up the worst attack of Grip and - receipt a a LOCAL NEWS EVENTS OF THE PAST WEEK AS DEPICTED BY THE MONDAY-. Mrs. Nation arrives after a three months' lecture tour. been closed with General New, general manager of the Pacific Wireless Tele graph company, to operate along the entire system, and workmen will be put in the field to start putting in stations February 1 Stephen L. Seldon, general solicitor for the company, is the general attor ney for consolidated railroad com panies of the Cripple Creek district and one of the most talented railroad attor neys in the west. He leaves for Wash ington in a few days to Join President Frey. Vice President A. L. New, who is now in the northwest, will return shortly and will also proceed to Wash ington. General Manager F. S. Granger is a man of wide experience in railroading. He was for sixteen years on the Bur lington, for many years as superintend ent, having advanced from the bottom of the ladder, and is thoroughly prac tical in the operating department. With al, he is of pleasing personality and possesses the executive ability so neces sary to his position. Chief Engineer W. E. Smith, is now an Iliamna paving the way for the actual work of construc tion. Fritz Jaenigen, one of the direc tors who will be at the head of the traf fic: department, is a thoroughly practical man, whose ability has been recognized by various railroad companies in the past. Within the past few days two eastern capitalists whose names are among the first in the world of finance have be come interested in the company. Men tion of their names would be sufficient to arouse the lively interest of every investor in industrial enterprises from Maine to California. The company has ample financial backing and is prepared to carry to successful completion the most gigantic railroad project of recent years. ADAM HANNA HAS SOLD. Founder of the "Petrified forest Town," of Adamana, Retires. The Santa Fe passenger department has issued a circular offering stopover privileges at the petrified forest of Arizona to all holders of through tickets who desire to visit that celebrated natural curiosity. It is also announced that Adam Hanna, who is the founder and owner of the principal part of the town of Adamana, which is the place where those who visit the petrified forest have the train, has sold out his interests there to Al Stevenson. Mr. Stevenson runs a sort of a hotel at Adamana, and makes it his business to take care of visitors to the petrified forest. Tha forest is miles from Adamana. Transportation facilities between Adamana and the forest consist of a three-seated spring wagon outfit and several saddle ponies. The petrified forest is well worth vis iting. In addition to the big petrified tree, one hundred feet long.which forms a natural bridge across a chasm be tween two mesas, there are hundreds of smaller sections of petrified tree trunks in variegated colors, which either lie exposed on the sandy plain or are half buried in adjacent hillsides. Several extinct volcanoes may be seen in the vicinity of the forest. About two miles from the station are the ruins of an old Aztec settlement and curious hieroglyphics carved on rock. CONFERENCE OF HEADS. Presidents of the Harriman Roads Meet in Naw York. New York, Nov. 23. Horace G. Burt, president of the Union Pacific railroad; J. J. Kruttschnitt, vice president of the Southern Pacific; A. L. Moehler, presi dent of the Oregon Railroad and Navi gation company, and S. M. Felton. president of the Chicago & Alton rail way, are all in this city, and yesterday attended meetings of their respective boards of directors. It was also said that they were called here to attend a special conference of the operating heads of all the railroads of which Mr. Harriman is the official head. No state ment was obtainable on this point, however. There has recently been some dis cussion as to a possible merging of the various lines controlled by what ia commonly termed the Harriman syn dicate, under an organization similar to the Northern Securities company but no responsible authority can be obtain ed for this report. ENLARGE THE ICE HOUSE. Arkansas City to Have a Double Sup ply Next Summer. Arkansas City, Kas., Nov. 23. Gen eral Purchasing Agent" Hodge, of the Santa Fe, was in the city yesterday on business. In company with the local agent he went over the ground and ex amined the company's facilities for the handling of ice. He is going over the line working up matters pertaining to the purchase of the supply of ice for next summer. He made no contracts at this point. Th ice house here is to be enlarged to double its capacity, and until this work is completed no ice for Arkansas City can be bought. Mr. Hodge went south last evening. ONE ON THE CONDUCTOR. He Made a Mistake and Missed His Train. Because a Santa Fe conductor did not look at his watch right the other day he caused his friends and relatives a big lot of worry. This particular man has a passenger run out of Kansas City, and when he showed up for it after dinner he took out his timepiece and decided that he was an hour earlier than was necessary. There being no special attraction for him in loafing around the union depot where the crowds are large and the rush accord ingly great, he went uotown to spend the hour which he supposed would elapse before he was due to register out. Instead of that he had only twenty minutes until leaving time, and when TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL. TUESDAY. Secretary Coburn receives a letter from Secretary Wilson and acts on his advice. the conductor came down ar hour later in his uniform to take charge of the train it had gone. The depot officials had instituted a thorough search for him, some having reported as having seen him upon his first appearance, but all efforts to locate him were futile. An extra man was hunted up and took out the train. The word of the disap pearance of the conductor spread along the line among his friends and kin and there was not a little alarm re garding his safety. They were none the wiser until the following day the conductor was punching tickets usual and explaining his blunder at his own expense. MUST STAY AT liALVESTON. Santa Fe Claim Agent Not Allowed to Move to Temple, Texas. Ths Gulf. Colorado & Santa Fe ne- titioned the Texas commissioners to) permit the removal of the office of the general claim agent from Galveston to Temple because of central location and the site of the company's hospital. The decision is that the claim agent is a general officer, and that the commis sion does not possess the power to au thorize his removal from the place of the general office, and the petition is therefore refused. MAY BE EXTENDED. Anti-Cigarette Crusade Likely to Reach All Santa Fe Departments. Officials of the Santa Fe railroad in Colorado Springs say that it is their opinion that the anti-cigarette move ment which has been started in the general offices of the railroad in To peka will be extended to the furthest limits and that no man in a few months who is a devotee of the "fra grant cigarette" will be given employ ment in any of the responsible positions of the company, nor will any who now hold positions be longer employed if the habit is not broken off. At Work on New Rock Island Station The first actual work on the new pas senger station of the Lake Shore and Rock Island roads at Chicago was be gun yesterday. A small force of men with drills tore up a stretch of pave ment near the carriage stand at the corner and tested the soil to ascertain the character of the strata with regard to foundation work. It is practically settled that all of the general offices of both roads will be moved to the Omaha building, directly across the street from the station. Trains - of the three lines using the station the Rock Island, Lake Shore and Nickel Plate will probably begin using the Grand Central station. Fifth avenue and Harrison street, December 1. It is desired that work on the new structure shall be in full swing by January 1 and that one year from that date the new station shall be finished and ready for occupancy. From the Santa Fe Limited Log Book All the inscriptions made in the log book of the California Limited by pas sengers are copied by the conductors, and sent to General Passenger Agent W. J. Black. One of the inscriptions re ceived yesterday from Conductor Stif ter, who was not one of those in the wreck at Needles, was as follows: "Mt. Washington is beautiful. The Yosemite is majestic and grand. The canyon of the Yellowstone is magnifi cent and inspiring in its glorious color ing, but the grand canyon of the Colo rado in Arizona surpasses them all in its magnitude and grandeur. It is sub lime. Awful. "Of the six masterpieces of nature Men who look nucb older than they are lrer appear la such disad- vantage as with the wife who keeps her matronly beauty. The secret of health and the manly vigor which goes with health is nutrition. When the stomach and other or gans of digestion and nutrition are diseased there ia loss of nutri tion, and correspond ing physical weakness. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery cures diseases of the stomach and its allied organs, which prevent nutrition, and makes men healthy and vig orous. "I was a great uffe from dyapcpsi for over two years, and was a com ulete ohvsicttJ wreck." writes Mr. Preston B. Penstermacher, of Egypt, Lehigh Co., Pa. n I also suffered much with con stipation. I tried many different medicines which were recommended to cure the trouble but these onlv made me worse. I had such a weak and debilitated appearance that it seemed as if I had hardly any blood in my whole body. At last I came across an advertisement of Xr. Pierce's. I at once tried Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery and 'Pleasant Pellets, I used about eight rials of the ' Pellets ' and ten bottles of the 'Discovery' which brought me back to my former state of health." Dr. Pierce's Pellets cures conatioatioa. Tl 3 sl SATURDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 23, 1001. WEDNESDAY. "Pick" Smith appears on the street with bis new Elk membership badge. upon the western hemisphere wrhieh I have seen the Yosemite, the Yellow stone, the view from the castle of Cha pultepec, Niagara, the view from the summit of the great crater of Haleark ale, Hiawaii, the grand canyon of the Colorado I would have no hesitation in saying that this last was by far the grandest of them all. F. C. HICKS, "15 Wall street. New York." Give $ 1,000 to Old Employes. One thousand dollars in cash will be distributed among employes and fam ilies of former employes of the Chicago & Eastern Illinois railroad .this week. The money is donated by the company and comes from its treasury. Some time ago a committee representing the employes of the road was appointed by the officers of the company to canvass the system and ascertain tin names of persons to whom money sho.1 be given to help them "weather the winter," re lieve them of temporary financial em barrassment or otherwise aid in miti gating unfortunate conditions. This committee has just reported and the money will be distributed at once. New Passenger Train on M. P. Fort Scott, Kas., Nov. 23. The much talked of new passenger train on the Missouri Pacific road between Yates Center and Rich Hill will be put on December 29. This announcement was officially made this morning. It will give Fort Scott a passenger, express and mail train east at about 10 o'clock in the morning and west at about 5:30 or S o'clock in the evening. FROM HERINGTON. Fireman White was off duty Tuesday. Roadmaster P. G. Dayton went to Salina Monday on business. The boilermakers were busy Monday putting patches on the tank of engine 641. Firemen Fairmon, Huntington and Grumly were marked up sick Tuesday. The pay checks for both the Missouri Pacific and Rock Island came in Mon day. Blacksmith C. Huck.ins laid off Mon day and Tuesday on account of a se vere cold. T. J. Biehle filled his place. Tom Heath of the bridge department spent Sunday last with home folks. Tom is now doing duty in Texas. I J. A. Stone of the passenger depot went to Hutchinson Tuesday afternoon to help initiate forty-five candidates into the A. O. U. W. The first consignment of sheep from the new territory opened up by the Rock Island arrived from Dalhart Monday, the trains making faster than passenger time. M. A. Scott, the scale boss, went to Fort Sill Monday to test some govern ment scales about which there is some dispute as to their correctness. He will also make inspection of other new scales put in at other points in the ter ritory. C. H. Dellinger, who has been con nected with the water service for a long time, has resigned his position and will engage in the mercantile business at Bucklln, the new promising division point southwest out of Herington. Brakeman S. P. Davidson has been transferred from the freight to the pas senger service and will hold down a run this winter on Nos. 35 and 36 from Kan sas City to Chickasha. Conductor B. Slaymaker, who is suf fering from sciatic rheumatism, left Tuesday noon for Attica, Ind., where he will take a course of mud baths which are said to be a sure cure for that dis ease. Coach No. 106, belonging to the Scran ton, Pa., international correspondence school, arrived in Herington Tuesday morning and remained over in order to give the many railroaders here who are taking a course of instruction on air brakes and other mechanical and scien tific studies a chance to hear personal lectures on these interesting and intri cate subjects. The car is finely equip ped with all the machinery that is necessary for an exposition of this kind. The class here has been taking lessons by mail, and now that they have the opportunity for personal lectures and helps, the members are highly elated and improving the time while the pro fessors are with them. ABOUT RAILROAD PEOPLE. Dan Prescott, of the freight car sheds, has quit, Frank Long, a boilermaker helper is laying off. A. Cooper, a helper in the spring shop, went home sick Friday. Blacksmith J. S. Woodburn Is sick and unable to be on duty. Boilermaker Charles Allen is laying off on account of a sick uncle. Machinist Sedgwick of the east shop, was off duty Friday", moving. James White, Sr., a coach painter, has been laying off for two days. Machinist Jack Shannon of the south shop, has been off duty for a day or two. Gus Neubert has been transferred from the machine shop to the round house. Just now there is a rush of business in the boiler shop. Nineteen men are on duty at night. Francis Pyrl was put on as a ma chinist helper Friday. He has been liv ing at Wakarusa. Henry Augie, of the blacksmith shop, who was laid up with a sore leg for a day, has reported. Fred Morgan, foreman of the city yard engine, is on duty again after an absence of two days. Fireman Schrum, who has been work ing in Argentine for a good while, has been transferred to Topeka. The mother and brother of John Dee gan, who fires out of Argentine, are moving down there from Topeka. John Boggis, who works in the store house, will go to Kansas City to spend Sunday. He will return Monday. This evening1 the Knights of Pythias THURSDAY. The National Aid is invited to join the Bankers' Union. band will hold a rehearsal in the lec ture room of the railroad Y. M. C. A. Oscar Spetter, who works in the tank room, will be married on next Monday to Miss Sophia Folinick, of North To peka. James Collinson, general master me chanic, has been in St. Louis for two days attending to some company busi ness. The family of Frank McGee of the brass foundry, has returned from Lamed where they have been visiting for the past two weeks. Conductor Forster, who has a car on the St, Joseph branch, has reportsd for duty after a brief absence on account of the death of a sister. Mrs. R. H. Drummond, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. W. G. Rollins here for some time, has returned to her home in Birmingham, Ala. Engine 0111, which has been in for a general overhauling, went out to Meri den Friday on its trial trip, Amos Bee ler being in charge as usual. Frank Eccleston and James Coggins of the machine shop, have gone to Ana darko, Ok., for a few days. They have a hardware store at that place. George Braun, a member of Mcln tyre's sheetiron gang, has been obliged to lay off for a few days. He is trou bled with an affection of the throat. Thomas Purcell, of the boiler shop, who has been absent for several days is still out. Some of the boys who en joy a joke say he is out on a convict hunt. Mrs. A. Powell of Cantril, Iowa, is here for a few days the guest of her brother-in-law, E. H. Powell of the roundhouse, who lives at 322 Lake street. Walter Williams, who formerly had an engine on the eastern division, but who for some time has been in the roundhouse in Argentine, was in town Friday. William Becker and William Powell, tinners, who have been working in the tin shop proper, have been transferred to the car shops to help out with the rush on refrigerator cars. Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Smith left Friday for Albuquerque, N. M., after a brief visit with I. C. Riggs, of the boiler shop. Mr. Smith is a boilermaker for the Santa Fe at Albuquerque. Switchman John Starr has gone to Newton, 111., on a leave of absence of ten days. He was accompanied by his father who will also return to this place with him at the end of that time. Engineer Byron Smith has been off duty for several days. His health has not been the best for some time and he has been obliged to rest a number of times within the last few months. Oscar Meyer of the tin shop has been elected a trustee of the grand lodge of the Sons of Herman, which has been in session here a portion of this week. He is also secretary of the local Turners society. Jesse Hammond, formerly night oiler, has quit and his place has been taken by David HeinzL George Chase, who has been working as a machinist heltjer, has been put on with W. S. Snyder in the daytime. Samuel Florence, who works on the rod fire in the blacksmith shop, has been off on account of his eyes being burnt by sparks while he was at work. It is not thought that the injury will result seriously. P. Kennedy, chief engineer for the Consolidated Electric Lighting and Equipment company, left Friday even ing for Chicago after a brief stop here on business. His headquarters are at New York city. E. H. Berry, of the chemical labora tory, went to Kansas City Friday aft ernoon. He came out on the engine at tached to No. 17 Friday night, taking observations on the workings of a new acetylene headlight. David McMillan, who has worked in Topeka shops for a good while as a boiler maker helper, will leave Sunday for Springfield, Mo. There he will take a job in the roundhouse of the St. Louis & San Francisco road. Friday evening the railroad Y. M. C. A. lecture room was filled with an audi ence to hear the musical entertainment given by the Wyatt sisters. The four sisters were assisted by Mrs. J. Griley, Mrs. Frank Foster, Mr. A. Sidwell and Mr. Ernest Council. Thomas Mason, chief clerk to H. R. Nickerson, general manager of the NEURALGIA We suggest curing a pain in the face by taking Scott's Emulsion into the stomach. Usual way of treating neural gia is to rub liniment on the outside. That's only a make shift. Scott's Emulsion is nerve food. Scott's Emulsion feeds and strengthens nerves. For an obstinate neuralgia, for nervousness, for nerve weakness take Scott's Emul sion. It's nerve food and nerve strength. We'll send you a little t try, if yoa Hits. SCOTT & BOWNE, 409 Pearl street, Nw York. STATE JOURNAL FRIDAY. Secretary Curran of the Populist com mittee tries to drive his party into the Democratic fold. Mexican Central, was around the shops Friday. Mr. Mason has many friends here, having been at one time a clerk in the office of John Player, superin tendent of machinery. William King, engineer at the pump house, who lately returned from Enid, Ok., is now working the night shift. Henry Foth is in charge of the engines in the daytime and William Gilpin, who has been supplying the vacancy, has returned to the shops. Lloyd Conklin, who served his appren ticeship as a machinist in Topeka shops, but who has been working at his trade for the Kansas City Southern at Pitts burg, may lose one finger as the result of an accident which happened to him while on duty a few days ago. Most of the passenger trains were late Friday. There appears to have been no definite cause for any of it ex cept in the case of those -which were laid out by the wreck near the Nee dles. A strong wind such as blew Fri day made it difficult for those running against it to keep up to schedule time. Mrs. Caroline Thymian, who died Fri day evening of dropsy and malarial fe ver, was the wife of Max Thymian who runs the transfer tables at the car shops. She had been ill since last spring, but previous to that had been a woman of unusual health and vigor. The funeral will occur Sunday after noon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Charles M. Sheldon, who ad dressed the railroad men in a noonday meeting lately spoke upon the topic of "A Happy Man." The main thought of his address was that happiness come not from riches or position but from a contented mind. The attendance was exceptionally large, there being 260 shop men present. For the use of the class in electricity at the railroad Y. M. C. A., an electuic headlight has been received from the Pyle National Electric Headlight com pany. It is the same as was used by that company in its exhibit at the Buf falo exposition, is nickel-plated and its worth is estimated as being in the neighborhood of S2.000. Brakeman A. O. Saunders has report ed ready to go out on his waycar again. About ten days ago Saunders fell part way through a culvert while on duty over near Neosho Rapids, tearing the skin off one leg so badly that he has lost all the time since then. He was only doing extra service on that part of the road and will not return there now. The following assignments of engine .men have been made: Engineer James McMilan apd Fireman James Helms, trains 17 and 8 between Topeka and Kansas City; Engineer J. Gossard, 7 and 8 between Kansas City and New ton; Fireman W. D. Kelly, the Emporia-Ottawa local, and Engineer Hen ry Decker, the water train between Hol liday junction and Edgerton. R. H. Lain, a fireman on the limited trains between Topeka and Newton, came in Friday evening from Denver where he went the first part of the week. Mr. Lain was unaccompanied by his sister as was expected, but she will follow Sunday or Monday. His brother, D. H., who has been in a hos pital there for several weeks recovering from an operation, is getting along nicely. Frank Brooks, a wiper in the round house, shoveled cinders in a pit the oth er night until he was thoroughly heat ed. Then he came out, cooled off and not long afterward began paying the price of it all with a severe case of cramps. The next morning he came to the roundhouse with much difficulty and asked for an order on the hosiptal for treatment to restore him to his us ual health. Locomotives 999, 493 and 2210 have been sent to the Santa Fe Pacific for permanent service. The first named was the last of the big Player com pounds to be built in Topeka shops having been completed only a few days ago. and is well fitted for mountain service. The other two are also of a high tonnage rating and will do good work on steep grades. Tonight the local lodge of the inter national association of machinists will give an oyster supper, preceded by a short musical entertainment. The event is for the members and their wives and is the first which the organization has given this season. It will occur in the new rooms which the union has secured at Lincoln Post hall and will be largely attended by those interested. Santa Fe men who run east from To peka say that in the town of Marce line. Mo., where there is a division for the through trains, scarcely any rain has fallen within tvo years. The com pany has been obliged to haul much of its water for use there from other points. Rain was falling there Friday however, but it is not thought to have been heavy enough to do much good. Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock Rev. D. M. Fisk, pastor of the First Congre gational church, will address the rail road Y. M. C. A. gospel meeting. An orchestra of ten pieces will play two selections, there will be two numbers by the male chorus and Horace Goss will sing the "Holy City." At 3 o'clock the personal workers' Bible class, led by General Secretary Prout, will meet, J. C. Layne's gang of painters has be gun the job of patching the roof of the blacksmith shop. They have just fin ished the new water tanks at Argen tine, Edgerton and Neosho Rapids. Some time ago they began going over the Kaw river bridge here, but after finishing one span work was abandoned for the present and probably will not be finished now until spring. Repairs on the covering of the blacksmith shop will be especially acceptable, as it has been in bad shape for some time. Six cars of ballast and three of sand were being unloaded at the new ma- CARTOOl SATURDA The jackrabbit contemplates with wonder the vacant bleachers on tha Washburn athletic field. agle's Smoker. Single Binder. fresh; retains original aroma." Sc Cigar Made in Topeka, U. S. A. Select Your Reading matter from the largest stock of news in the city. Everything worth reading. Union News Co. 509 Kansas Avenue. Best and Health to Mother and Child MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP has been used for over FIFTY TEAKd BY MILLIONS OF MOTHKKS for their CHILDREN WHILE TEETHiNQ. with PERFECT SUCCESS. It SOOTHES th.i CHILD. SOFTENS the GUMS, ALLAYS all PAIN, CURES WIND COLT': and li the best remedy for DIARRHOEA. Sold by druggists in every part of the world. Be mire to ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Sooth ing Syrup" and take no other kind. Twenty-five cents a bottle. chine shop Friday. Wrork on the track through the center of the building is progressing and will probably be push ed until the rails are laid to the north end. This is done to facilitate the work of the gang putting in the foundation. Wjlth only one track on which to bring in "material the progress is much slower than if it were arranged so that the stone, sand and cement could be un loaded near where they are to be used. COMMISSIONERS WAITING Don't .Know Whether They Can Lease Property For Taxes. The county commissioners are await ing the decision of the district court on the leasing of property for taxes and in the meantime are unprepared to make any disposition of the property on the delinquent tax list. The commissioners, under the new law, leased some property in the John D. Knox addition that had been on the delinquent tax roll for over three years. The money secured on the lease was to be applied on the back taxes. The addition had been vacated but the taxes were as high when the property re verted tc a solid tract as when it was laid out in lots. The contention was made that the tax should have been less after the land was vacated as tha value of the property diminished. While the controversy was going on "William Pears secured a deed to the land and brought an injunction suit to prevent the commissioners from leasing the land. STORIES OF THE STREET. Topeka People Are Talking About It on Every Corner. It is sometimes an easy matter to fool the public, but you can't keep it up very long. They are sure to find you out, and every time a man is fooled an other skeptic is made. Skepticism is al lowable when reading in a home news paper about some incident occurring in Maine or Iowa, but the circumstances are entirely different when it refers to some one right here at home friends and neighbors, people you know, whom you can see, and with whom you talk it over. This is the kind of evidence at the back of Doan's Kidney Pills; home statements by home people, and the astonishing local work they have been doing has caused more talk among our citizens than the doings of any oth er modern wonder. Read the following: ; Mr. V. C. Hay of No. 317 Locust at., says: "In August, 1898, I was taken sick and was unable to work all win ter. My sickness left me with kidney trouble and the pain In my back was something awful. I could not sit or recline without the aching becoming unbearable. The secretions from tli kidneys were discolored and offensive. I was in bed when I learned of Doan's Kidney Pills and I sent to Rowley & Snow's drug store, corner Sixth st. and Kansas avenue and got a box. The third dose gave me relief and in a short time I was able to get up. The treat ment rid me of the pain, the kidney se cretions were corrected and my general health greatly improved." For sale by all dealers. Foster-Milburn Co., Buf falo, N. Y., sole agents for the United States. Remember the name, Doan's, an4 take no substitute.