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TOPEKA STATE JOTJRNAXi. SATURDAY EVENING. AUGUST 2, 1902.
8 HandKerchiefs and Laces. Fine linen HfMlKevehiefs nd delicate laces will not bear rubbing. To clean them, coaK in Ivory Soap suds, worK them up and down with the hands (when they are very delicate it is better to shaKe them in a fruit-jar about two thirds full of suds), then rinse in clear water. A pinch of gum arabic dis solved in hot water and a little bluing should be used to dip the pieces into be fore drying. Stretch perfectly smooth on a marble bureau top or a pane of glass and allow to dry. With laces care should be t&Ken that the wrong side is against the marble or glass surface. Ivory Soap Per Cent. Pure. SNAP SHOTS AT HOME NEWS The rush to Colorado seems to be growing greater. Morton Albaujrti went out to bis home at Kingman today. The government thermometer got up to 90 Friday afternoon. The big corn stories of past years are being freshened up ready for use the coming fall. Take your Sunday dinner at the Cre merie. Fine music as well as good things to. eat. The Elks are talking of putting in shower baths and training table for ping pong players. Wichita isn't saying anything more about being a greater manufacturing center than Topeka. There will be the usual meeting of the W. C. T. U. in the parlors of the First Methodist church at 3 p. m. Monday. Next Thursday at 11 a. m. will occur the meeting of the presbytery of the Second Cumberland Presbyterian church. People are wondering what effect it would have on the general offices here, if the Rock Island should absorb the Santa Fe. J. Thomas has filed suit in the dis trict court against H. H. Miller for $1,307.30 which is claimed to be, due on unpaid lumber bills. The liquor sales of drug stores for July reported to Probate Judge Fagan numbered 1.753. A year ago the July ales numbered 4.530. Major A. M. Harvey has called a re union of the Twenty-Second Kansas boys during the Brown county fair at Hiawatha August 27, 29. In its head over a Junction City dis patch about Senator Burton's speech a Burton organ carefully states that the Senator made a 'Republican" speech. In the year and a half since it was created the State Medical board has collected fees to the amount of $12,500 for the state. This will not keep up however. . If you think of building this season, the secretary of the Shawnee Building and Loan association would like to show you some plans of houses. He has about a thousand at his office, 115 W .6th st. The star 'player of the Topeka club's ping pong team is said to be J. S. Parks, the butter man. He handles a ping pong bat better than he ever did a butter makers paddle, and that may be saying a good deal. Rosa Glenn, the 16-year-old ; colored girl who could not be sent to the In dustrial school at Beloit on account of her age, is without a home. Her parents are dead and her sisters do not want to take care of her. Chester Babcock, of Courtland, has written to Probate Judge Fagan offer ing Ethel May Morgan a home. The girl has been sent to the Industrial achool at Beloit but an effort will be made to fcave her taken from there to the home of Mr. Babcock. An Indian Polo club was said to have been scheduled fpr Topeka Friday ev ening, but somehow they didn't come in and nobody knows anything more about them. They were coming from Fort Worth, Texas, and there were said to be 25 or 30 peoikle in the crowd. E. T. Murphy, from Leavenworth and one of the high rollers of the Modern Woodmen of America, is in town today. There never was a successful lodge af fair in Kansas that Murphy was not in it. He belongs to them all and the Democratic party besides. A Topeka man was perspiring and fuming as he worked away at his desk yesterday afternoon. A boy handed him a telegram fro:n his wife. It was sent collect and said: "I am broke and will thank you for a draft." The man paid the boy four bits. There will be a meeting of the Shaw nee County Horticultural society at the Boys' Industrial school in North- To peka next Thursday. August 7. Prof. J. D. Walters of the State Agricultural college, will read a paDer on "Land scape Gardening." E. B. Cowgill. edi tor of the Kansas Farmer, will discuss "Sun Power in Horticulture;" and A. E. Dickinson will talk about "Bitter Rot in Apples." Those attending will assemble at 10 o'clock and noon picnic .dinner will be served. After that the programme will be carried out. A team of mules belonging to John Hensley ran away last night about 8 x'clock. They were hitched in front of 830 Kansas avenue, when they pulled uo the iron post and started to take up the whole street and sidewalk on their trip down Kansas avenue. A colored man tried to stop them about the mid dle of the block but the mule he had hold of kicked and bucked so that it was dangerous and he severed connec i m ' vae vgc ms v u W 'Jaf t 23 fl(BYlXlEKl?' child-birth. The thought of the suffering and danger in store for her, robs the expectant mother f all pleasant anticipations of the coming event, and casts over her a shadow of gloom which cannot be shaken ,off. Thousands of women have found that the use of Mother's Friend during pregnancy robs confinement of all pain and danger, and insures safety to life of mother and child. This scientific liniment is a god-send to all women at tha time of their most critical trial. Not only does Mother's Friend carry women safely through the perils of child-birth, but its use gently prepares the system for the coming event, prevents "morning comforts of this period.' Sold by all druggists at Sx.oo per bottle. Book containing valuable Information free. Tie Bradfietd Beaulaiof Co.. Atlanta, 6. 1 Li tions with him. Patrolman Miler tried to stop the progress of the animals by grasping the back of the wagon and holding hard, but he was not brawny enough and the mules ran on to the sidewalk, off again and down to Eighth street where they were caught by the bits arl held until Miler came up. PHILOSOPHY OF THE OFFICE BOT. So Buckskin Bill's show is coming. Are we going to let them announce the concert? This is the time for rubber collars. Linen ones melt faster than ice cream in the sun. The burros in Colorado must sing better than those in Topeka for they are called canaries. Should the man be hung who says Wamego-on-the-Kaw, - Westmoreland-on-the-hills and Topeka-on-the-bum. A Topeka man who paid a bill so sur prised his friends that they thought he was getting reckless. Queer things do happen sometimes. There will be a Tracy melodrama on the road this year. Of course the hero will kill every on else in the cast at every performance. . Stay out of bed. It is dangerous. Re cently a man was shot while preparing for bed and two other men burned to death while they slept. Talk about absent-minded men. A Topeka man went to a telephone and tried to talk through the receiver, and was mad because the thing wouldn't work. FRAUD AT COLUMBUS. Judges Deal Out Punishment to Of fending Usee Drivers. Columbus, O., Aug. 2. The judges at the Grand Circuit races unearthed a "job" in the $5,000 stake for 2:20 pacers and by prompt action saved innocent speculators who backed the field a large sum of mon ey. Severe punishment was meted out to the guilty party, Driver Tom Stuard, and the horse Elder One, being suspended for one year. The 2:29 pace was the feat ure of a good card. There were six start ers, but Green Line and Elder One wero conceded to have the race between them. Green Line won the first heat with ease In 2:00, slow time over-the track which was lightning fast. The second heat was a race in itself and was won by Elder One who paced a beautiful mile in 2:05, cut ting his record by four seconds. The orig inal betting had been Green Line $100 and the field $30. Elder One's showing in the second heat produced the desired effect on the odds which now switched to $30 on Green Line and $50 on the field. , The third heat went to Green Line in 2:10, Stuard making no effort with Elder One. When the horses came out for the fourth heat the judges ordered Stuard out of the sulky and put Valentine, a local trainer and driver, up behind Elder One. Elder One took the fourth heat in 2:06, outpac ing Green Line in the stretch. In the fifth heat Elder One went to a break in the first turn and could not be set to pacing again. He finished behind the flag with a broken hopple, which investigation showed had been cut nearly through be fore the heat started. The judges declared all bets oft, placed Elder One fourth in stead of distanced in the last heat, sus pended Stuard and the horse Elder One for one year and fined Hudson $100 for not trying to win the last heat with Tertimen. "Valentine was awarded $200 for driving Elder One, the amount to be taken from the horse's share of the purse. Elder One is the pacer who finished second to Direct Hal in the Chamber of Commerce at De troit and again at Cleveland. He had worlds of speed and should have beaten Green Line. The 2:10 trot went to Wauban after seven hard heats. The gray gelding was fa'orite at $100 to $70. Bad 'breaks put him out of the two first heats, but he stayed long enough to land first money. The two short races were won by Klon dike and Chase in straight heats. The feature of the closing day of the meet ing will be the attempt of Dan Patch, 2:03, to beat 2:01, the record of his sire, Joe Pot chen. Knights of Pythias. ; The Topeka delegation Knights of Pythias and their friends will leave To peka Wednesday, August 6, at 1 p. m., in special car ove Rock Island system, passing through Royal Gorge, Canyon of the Grande, Salt Lake City, Ogden, etc., en route to San Francisco. Secure your reservations in special sleepers at once. See A. M. Fuller, Rock Island depot. A. W. Lacey, North Topeka. Is an ordeal which all women innrnach with f indescribable fear, for UP IT GOES. Tax Levy Raised to Meet the Conditions. This Will Not Help Current Ex pense Account. THE PEOPLE DECEIVED Kept in Ignorance of the True Situation. Law Uas Been Violated by Is suing Warrants. For the purpose of undoing the mis chievous work of the Hughes admin istration, which tried to conceal its ex travagances by a low tax levy, it has been found necessary to increase the levy this year from 17 to 19 mills. The additional 2 mills wili be used to pay interest and principal on the city's bonded debt, which Hughes' financial advisers allowed to go by default. Hughes' administration, instead of raising the levy to pay the interest on $60,000 of city hall bonds and $59,000 Santa Fe shop bonds, allowed it to re main what it was before those bonds were issued, for the purpose of fooling the people into thinking that the city was saving money. The tax levy for 1902 and the new levy for 1903 are as follows: 1902. 1903. General revenue fund 6 6 General improvement fund .6 6 Interest on coupon bonds VA Park improvement Water rental 1 1 Public library H Interest on improvement bonds.. - 1 Redemption improvement bonds. . j 1 Total ...... 17 19 These amounts were decided upon at the meeting of the ways and means committee of the council last night, and will without much doubt be approved by the council. A hard fight was made by Park Com missioners Wilder, Holman and Downs for an increase of the park levy from to 1 mill, but it was decided that for this year the parks will have to wait while the city is trying to pull itself out of the ruts in which it was left by the disastrous experiment with Hughes ism. . The raise in the levy will put the city back on its feet as far as meeting its interest charges and maturing bonds are concerned. That is alt It will not help to pay current expenses. The funds from which current expenses are paid is limited to a total of 12 mills, and the limit Is reached. The only way -to make up the $30,000 annual deficit in current expenses is by rigid economy and by increasing the income which the city receives. IN DEPLORABLE CONDITION. Today the city of Topeka has on hand to pay its current expenses from now until December the munificent sum of $99.28. This is the actual balance in the bank, provided outstanding warrants are paid. The following statement of the pres ent financial condition of the city is furnished by City Treasurer M. M. Hale: - Balance on hand from last month.. $16,304.74 Received from Co. treasurer, July 7.058.S4 Received from other sources, July.. 3,415.99 Total $20,779,57 Paid out for June biUs $12,G80.29 Balance on hand.... $14,099.28 Due to banks on outstanding war rants 14,000.00 Actual cash on hand for current expenses ;.$ 99.28 Note this point, however: The city treasurer's report for August will show the city's cash balance available for current expenses to be about $14,000 more than $99.28. This is for the purpose of making people who do not under stand think that the city has plenty of money for current expenses. It is called "keeping the credit of the city good." The secret of the case is that the $14,000 which the city will officially claim to have in the bank is offset by $14,000 worth of outstanding and unpaid city warrants. HOW THE TROUBLE STARTED. The city treasurer is not to blame for this misrepresentation of the city's financial condition. The fault is with the system. It is said that about five years ago the city found that it had a small deficit in current expenses: To keep people from knowing that the city was running behind, a quiet little ar rangement was made with one of the banks to pay the city's warrants Just as though the city had money on de posit, and collect the warrants, with interest, when the next taxes came in. Just as a dishonest clerk borrows from the till and makes a false entry in the books, thinking to replace the money before the falsification is discov ered, so the city officials borrowed money from the bank, contrary to law, and misrepresented the real conditions by means of the city treasurer's report. The city treasurer merely acted under instructions from some committee from the coMncil. But instead of eatching up with itself, and making good the de ficit, the city kept getting deeper and deeper in arrears on its current ex penses. Councilmen and city officials violated their oaths of office and laid themselves liable to criminal prosecu tion. Money was transferred by act of council from one fund to another, to bolster up the city treasurer's report. The law is plain. It says, in enumerat ing the powers of the mayor and coun cil: (Chap. 18, Art. 3, Gen. Statutes.) "To appropriate money and provide for curren expenses of the city: pro vided that no indebtedness shall be in curred', or order, or warrant, or evi dence of indebtedness of the city shall be drawn or issued on the treasurer in payment of any indebtedness to exceed the amount of funds on hand in the treasury at the time." Since this unlawful custom became a part of the city's financial policy, it is not much wonder that the mayor and council have been afraid to "investigate too closely the question of city finan ces. The - present mayor and council de serve credit for their courage in tack ling the problems, and should be given an opportunity to prove that they are in earnest. WHAT CAN BE DONE? ' Apparently the only thing the city can do now is to continue the "secret alliance" with the banks for a time. and at the same time make a determin ed and resolute effort to save money on current expenses. The first part is easy. It is doubtful whether the council will do the latter. Politics get in the way. At the committee meeting last night, Councilman Swendson, Councilman Neil and Councilman Blanch voted in favor of a favorable reoort on the proposed ordinance carrying a $00 Increase on the salary of the city ohysician. Coun cilman Howe and Councilman Griley voted against it. Nobody denies that the city physician ought to nave more pay. the city physician should not be grant ed an increase now. It will undo all the good resolutions - concerning econ WDOO EVjqCx ; New Lsaso of Ufa for mn Iowa - Postmaster. . Postmaster R. IT. Randall. Dunlap, la.. says: I suffered from indigestion and re sulting evils for years. Finally 1 tried Kodol. I soon knew I had found what I had long looked for. I am better today than in years. Kodol gave me a new lease cf life. Anyone can have my af fidavit to the truth of this statement." Kodol digests your food. This enables the system to assimilate supplies, strengthen ing every organ and restoring health. Kodol Hakes Tou Strong. ,. Prepared only by B.C. DkWitt A Oo., Chicago. The tl. bottle contain H times the 50c. alia. ONE MINUTE CC!. CCTC Cures quickly. That's what it's made for. omy. It will establish a disastrous pre cedent. There are now $14,000 outstanding in unpaid warrants. Add to this $60,000 which will be the approximate amount of the current expenses from now until December. Then subtract from this $74,000 the following: Cash on hand '. $14,000 Additional from taxes 12,000 Additional from other sources... 15,000 Total... $41,000 This will leave a remainder of $33,000 which is a very close estimate on the deficit which the city will have to meet out of its next year's income. Jor the purpose of increasing the in come from the city engineering: depart ment, the r committee on ways and means last night instructed the city at torney to draw up an ordinance provid ing ior a tax of $1 a niece on excava tion permits. This ordinance will be adopted at the next meeting of the cmr council. ; THE SUNDAY CONCERT. Marshall's Band Will Play Sousa's New March. Marshall's Band, as usual, will give a concert at Garfield Park Sunday after noon, commencing at 3 o'clock. The pro gram, to be played, is composed almost entirely of new music, four numbers of which were received only last week from the publishers. Among the late music is Sousa's new march, "Imperial Edward." March critics say this is not only the most tuneful, but is the best of the famous march king's efforts and promises to be come more famous than .the one time popular, "Washington Post March." "Isis," the new intermezzo, by Morse, is very catchf and will without doubt rival "Salome." Hall's new march, "The Crisis," will also be played. Hair's re putation as a march writer is almost as great as Sousa's and a great many peo ple even go as far as to say, as a com poser of marches, he is second to none. The band will also play a new waltz en titled "Symphia," by Holzman. Holzman is rapidly, coming to the front as a com poser, among his -compositions being "Hunk-a-dory", and , "Smoky Mokes." "Country Life,", Laurendeau's famous de scriptive piece -and a, new arrangement of "Happy Days in Dijciej; by Kerry Mills, writer of "At A Georgia' Campmeeting," will be used at tomorrow's concert.' The program in ftdl will be as follows: March The Crisis...... . Hall Overture Stradella Flotow Intermezzo Isis. Morse Dance of the Giraffes.. Morris Waltz Symphia, .... Holzman March Imperial Edward - Sousa Selection from El Trovatore, Verdi Country Life Laurendeau March Happy Days in Dixie Mills KILLED AT SALT PALACE. Shooting Affray Results in Death of Two Persons. Salt Lake, Utah, Aug. 2. At the Salt Palace grounds at 1 o'clock this morning J. C. McCaslin, a well known mining man of this city Bhot and killed Lottie Russell and dangerously wounded Max Peters and then committed suicide by shooting himself through the head. McCaslin, Miss Russell, Peters and an other man whose name has not been learned, formed a party which attended the bicycle races. It is said that Mc Caslin had had trouble with his wife and had been drinking. Mr. Peters and Miss Russell appeared to have twitted him about his domestis troubles whereupon he became enraged, drew a reviver and shot Miss Russell who had started to run, through the back. Peters, who attempt ed to keep McCaslin from shooting the girl, was shot through the chest. Mc Caslin, after firing a shot at the other member of the party, placed his re volver to his right temple and fired a bullet through his head. He died an hour later. Peters is in a precarious condition but it is thought he will re cover. SHIRKERS AND WORKERS. tFrom the Lady's Pictorial.l Roughly speaking, the world is divided into two classes: Shirkers and workers, and obeving a universal law the helpless fly to the competent, the competent accept the burdens of the weak, and so the world goes merrily round, the velocity of the one species balancing the supineness of the other, else half of us would spin into space and the other half pass from human being to vegetable. Pensions for Kansans. Washington, Aug.t 2. These pensions have been granted: ' - - Kansas Increase: Samuel -Campbell, Chetopa, 16; Henry Williams, Geneseo, $12; Austin- Kelsey,- Wamego, $8; Levi Turner, National Home, Leavenworth, $2; John Menkin,. Leavenworth, . $S; Aaron Cook. Junction City, $10; Edward Durant, Wichita, $8; James O'Hanlon, Wichita. $50.' Widows: Jennie Martin, Long Island, $12; Marie Navarre, Ross ville, $8; Catharine ' Crabbs, Arlington, $8. - - .- ,-, - ; - .' Degree Team. " Shawnee lodge No. 1 Odd Fellows will meet at hall Sunday at 9:30 a. m., to drill. ; CAPTAIN. . To Sleep Well get your stomach and liver acting right, , The easiest, quickest and safest way to do it is to use Beecham's Pills SaldXwTvhwa. I bens We. and 39. GUESTS OF ROOSEVELT, Pulpit, Press, Bar and Politics Represented at Luncheon. - Oyster Bay, N. T., Aug. 2 The pulpit, the press, the bar and politics were rep resented today about the luncheon board of President Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill. Senator Millard of Nebraska, ac companied by a friend of his own state, came down from New York to talk to Mr. Roosevelt about his western trip and to make some arrangements for his visit to Nebraska. The president will be in Nebraska on dates already tentatively determined upon, although not formally announced. His . visit to Nebraska will be during September. Among the guests at the luncheon were Sials McBee of New York, editor of the Churchman; Bishop Dudley of the Episcopal church, diocese of Ken tucky; Charles Nagel of St. Louis: George Harvey, editor of Harpers' Weekly; George W. Hinman of Chicago, editor , of the Inter-Ocean and Edward Kent of New York. Assurance is given that no particular significance attach ed to the calls of any of the gentlemen, the desire of the president being to en tertain them socially at his county home. President Roosevelt is on receipt of scores of communications by wire and by mail regarding the vacancy on the board of commissioners of the District of Columbia, caused by the death a few days ago of John W. Ross. The ap pointee to succeed Mr. Ross will be a Democrat. Every man that brings let ters of endorsement of candidates or letters bearing upon the selection of Mr. Ross' successor without mentioning particular names. It is not ' known when the president may make the ap pointment. - ROCK ISLAND PROMOTION. W. H. Herbig, Commercial Agent at Wichita, Moves Up. Wichita, Aug. 2. W. H. Herbig, com mercial agent for the Rock Island, re ceived notice this morning from General Freight Agent H. H. Embry, that he has been appointed division freight agent for the Rock Island with head quarters at Wichita Mr. Herbig is one of the oldest em ployes of the Rock Island. He has been in the employ of the road for twenty years He commenced railroading, in Iowa, later coming to this city where he was manager of the local freight de partment for ten years. He was then appointed commercial agent.which posi tion he has held for three years. By his appointment Mr, Herbig will have charge of a great deal more ter ritory, than . formerly. He will now have charge of all lines between Her ington, Kansas, and Kingfisher, O. T.; the Billings and Anadarko line and a portion of -the Choctaw and Northern road which was recently purchased by the Rock Island. HOW WE SEE. ?Prof. Raymond Dodge in Harper's. one takes pains to watch the eyes of a person reading, t will be noticed that each 'sweep of the eyes across the page to the right is broken by a num ber of pauses, which may be counted with a little practice. The frequency of these pauses is a fairly good measure of the difficulty " of reading. They are fewer if the subject matter read is easy, and the type is large and clear. They are more numerous when one reads a foreign lan guage or a difficult scientific essay. They are much less numerous for rapid read ers, but they are never entirely absent. The general law that we are practically blind during a fraction of a second at each eye-movement has -a number of un suspected : consequences. Many a sleight-of-hand trick, apparently depending only on rapidity of movement, really depends for its suceess on these moments of blind ness, when the spectator's eyes attempt to follow a rapid movement of the oper ator's hand, or unconsciously move in obedience to some other suggestion. More serious are such moments of blindness to the boxer or the fencer. Empirical expediency long ago developed the maxim that both should fixate the eyes of the opponent. This is not merely to avoid giving cues of intended movement, but also to avoid the disastrously numerous moments of blindness which would re sult if one attempted to follow the mo tions of the opponent's hands. Weekly Bank Statement. . New York, Aug. 2. The statement of the associated banks for the week end ing today shows: Loans, $919,671,600, in crease, $6,377,100; deposits. $957,145,100, increase, $5,048,300; circulation, "$32,184, 100, increase, $186,400; legal tenders, $79, 580,600, increase, $110,500; specie, $173, 443.900. decrease, $692,700; reserve, $253, 024,400, decrease, $502,200; reserve requir ed $239,286,375. increase, $1,262,075; sur plus, $13,738,125, decrease, $1,764,275. SPORTING NOTES. Ren Mulford, Jr., says Ban Johnson's outfit is liable to find itself out in the cold when the new national agreement is declared. If he is Byron will not shed many tears. He knows how to get the players and has the public with him, so what's the use? Connie Mack is said to be after Pitch er Schmidt of the California league, one time an Oriole slant artist. Schmidt is pitching splendid ball, and if Connie can corner him his tea.Ti bids fair to remain near the top of the race, "Yes. 'Rube Waddell is pitching splendid ball, and can go In every day and do the same thing over and over again, but the- trouble is he may take to the cornfield any day,, and then where will Connie be," said a local fan the other afternoon." The Rube has helped Connie over several rough spots since he Joined the team. Ton my Leahy, the clever little back-stCi- who was with Connie Mack a part of last season, and now with the San Francisco team, has been present ed with a big google-eye pup. The large-eyed dog was selected with a view to having a harmonizing optic effect between dog and catcher. Tommy has eyes so large that they look like insu lators on telegraph poles. Barney Dreyfuss hands the following to Brush: "This is too much. There is left no longer room for doubt what John T. Brush is after. He who runs may read. I am dumbfounded at his audacity in the case. Brush seems bent on ruining the gaxe. The goose has laid golden eggs for him for years, but now he is trying to kill this same goose. What a silly proposition it is to thus try to ruin the Pittsburg club." It really begins.. to look as thouggb Barney Dreyfus would have to recog nize the demands of his patrons and baseball friends, who insist that he is receiving unfair treatment at the hands of Brush and Freedman, and who ad vise the fairest man in the National to seek fair fields and treatment in the American fold. Back of this proposition are the professional and influential business men not only of Pittsburg, but of Western Pennsylvania, who are wholly alive to the hazardous position Barney occupies in the National so long as Freedman - and Brush are in the game. . . . Manager Morely, of the San Francisco team, has a new pitcher of the name of Gray, whose home is in Arizona. Gray is tall, well proportioned and built much on the lines, of Waddell. Morley says he's a wonder, and has the "Rube" beat to a standstill in point of pitching, and knows how to' take care of himself bet- Creamery FOR SALE. The Continental Creamery is one of the largest business enterprises in thi3 city. It manufactures a staple product BUTTER. Something that is used 365 days in the year. Never was there a time that fine butter did not sell read ily at good prices. The Continental's output is steadily increasing; and, unlike oil or many, other stocks of a rather hazardous nature, Continental is one of those industrial investments that will doubt less continue to grow in value as the dairy industry develops and expands. : The affairs of the Continental Creamery Co. are directed and managed by, the following board of directors : J. R. Mulvane, J. S. Parks, W. F. Jensen, J. H. Taylor and C. H. Pattison. As I am starting in the Cre timer y business here myself, and being sq situated otherwise as to make it desirable to realize. on my Continental Stock, I offer to sell some at a Large Discount. J. E. NISSLEY, Telephone 537. 601 Topeka Avenue. t Topeka, in 1 11 1 hmtntnniiA44i Salt Lake City and Return ONLY $25.00. The official route for the Annual Reunion Ben evolent and Protective Order of Elks. Tickets on sale August 1st to 14th inc. good returning as late as September 30. Liberal stop-over privileges al lowed all through Colorado and Utah. -- Special train for the Kansas Elks and their friends will leave Topeka 1:15 p. m., Saturday, August 9th. This will be composed of the finest sleeping cars, composite oar, and commissary car. The famous Second Regiment band of Emporia, the official Elks band, will have their car on this train. Everything will be done to make this one of the finest trips, of the year. Stops will be . made at points of interest such as Pueblo, Royal Gorge, Salida, Gleuwood Springs, etc. Sleeping car re servations are being made now. For full information address T. L. KING, Agent. TOPEKA. .... . - . . 1 1 III I' I I I I II I I I i I I I 1 1 I Best and Health to Mother and Child MRS. WINSLOW8 SOOTHING SYRUP has been used for over FIFTY TEARS BY MILLIONS OF MOTHERS for their CHILDREN WHILE TEETHING, with PERFECT SUCCESS. It SOOTHES the CHILD. SOFTENS the GUMS, ALLAY 9 all PAIN, CURES WIND COLIC and is the best remedy for DIARKHOEA. Sold by druggists in every part of the world. Be sure to ask for "Mrs. Wtnslow'a Booth, ins Syrup" and take no other kind. Twa ty-flve cents bottle. ter than the biff Athletic twirler. His career will be closely watched. A NOVEL ENTERPRISE. i, (From the Christian Advocate.) The city of Seattle lies between Puget sound and Lake Washington. A canal is now being dug for the purpose of connect ing the two. Puget sound is salt and connects with the Pacific ocean. Lake Washington Is a ' body of fresh water. The object in the connection is novel. Familiar with the region, and having heard of the canal and the heason or it, we have looked the matter up a little, and find that it is to be a barnacle cure on a large scale. It is well known that barnacles, a va riety of marine shellfish, attach them selves to the bottom of vessels, and after a time, when the number becomes great, the movement of the ships becomes so seriously retarded that the vessel has to be dry-docked and cleaned. This is an expensive operation and many are the de vices which have been resorted to to pre vent the adhesion of the barnacles, but without success. Barnacles appear to be more prolific on Pacific coast than on the Atlantic and therefore getting rid of them becomes even more important than in the case of Atlantic shipping. . It Is a well known fact that the barnacles drof off if the ship lies for even a short time in fresh water, and the proposition to con nect Puget sound with this beautiful freshwater lake has for its end the taking advantage of this fact, so that by means of the canal the vessels may be run into Lake Washington and allowed to lie there until the barnacles drop off. These ani mals like others whose native element is salt water die after a time and lose their grip. . . - . Attention Knights of Pythias. All members of Topeka lodge No. 38 Knights of Pythias are requested to meet at Castle ball, corner Sixth and Quincy, at 1:30 p. m., to attend the fun eral of Brother J. El Grubbs. All mem bers of other lodges and visitors cor dially invited. ... , - , By order of N. Sickinger, C. C; A. D. Watts, K. R. S. , - .. ; Eczema, scald head, hives, itchiness of the skin of any sort instantly relieved, permanently cured. Doan's Ointment. At any drug store. ' . . Stock : Kansas. 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