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TOPEKA STATE JOirENAL, TUESDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 7, 1902.
You Can't Begin Too Early. PAIflE'S CELERY COMPOUND Affords Happy and Marvelous Results to Rheumatic Sufferers. The autumn season, with its changeful Weather, is a time of dread to all rheu matic sufferers. Chilling winds, cold rains and heavy, impure atmosphere, aggravate every condition - of - rheu matism, and bring many sufferers des perately near the grave. Are you a victim of rheumatism in its cute or chronic forms? If so, you can't begin too early to get rid of this baneful disease, to purify the blood and trengthen the system. The marvelous victories of Palne's Celery Compound wrought in the past for rheumatic suf ferers, justifies you In giving this won derful medicine an immediate trial. It has given to agonized, helpless and crip- filled men and women a new and happy ife freedom from all pains and suf ferings. It has produced amazing cures Iter the failures of able physicians. At this season, Paine's Celery Com pound will do the same go d work for jrou, dear reader. Mr. G. W. Webber. Janesville, Wis., says: "I was advised by a friend to try Paine's Celery Comxiound for rheu matism and nervousness. I had pre viously tried other remedies for these complaints without getting relief. I am pleased to say that the very first "bottle of the Compound relieved me. I have flow taken six bottles of the Compound in all and am cured. I feel younger and better, and have a good appetite." FOR THE HOUSEWIFE DIAMOND DYES have been manufactured. They give fast, beautiful colors and are prepared for home use. Elmply follow directions. Direction Hook ami 41 dyed samples free. DIAMOND DYKS, Hurlinyloll, Vt. $25. to California And lo PRESCOTT, PHOENIX, and Many Other Points in ARIZONA. Tickets on sale daily during October. Through tourist sleepers and free chair cars every day. Personally conducted excursions three times a. week. Liberal stop-over privileges in California. See California's citrus groves, oil wells, ranches, vineyards, big trees, mines. California has pro ductive lands, prefect climate, good markets. The rich San Joaquin Valley Is an open door of opportunity for the hustler. Santa Fe T. L. KINO, Agent, Topeka. i. in. james, jNorin lopeka. m A Farmer Shot Himself. Ellsworth, Kan., Oct. 7. Charles Plantz, aged 27. a farmer living north east of town five miles, killed himself Monday afternoon by putting a shotgun to his hep.d anil pushing the trigger with a lath, blowing the top of his head off. No cause is known for his act. Racing at St. Louis. St. Louis. Mo., Oct. 7. The mudlarks Jiad another inning at the fair grounds and favorites and second choices wfnt through the card, well bncktd. Jordun had a w.lkover in the feature, winning easily by five lengths. If You Dare, re cently reinstated by Judge Brady, won tho sixth race, a live an 1 a half furlong print, with remarkable ease. Vncle William "Yes. Willie; I have had my nose to the grindstone all my life." Willie "Is that what nvtdf it so red, uncle?" Philadelphia Record. CM i 66 ffS ipJL Sweet, crisp fiaKes of wheat and malt eaten Everybody Praises It, body H&ocS?' t0t .breatIast food has RAILROMEWS. Forecast of Rock Island Earn ings for Coming Year Will lie About Ten Million Dol lars, Net. 7,500 MILES OF ItOAI). Common Stock Earned Big Divi dends Last Year. Two More Itoads Said to Have Ueen Secured. The Chicago Evening Post gives an intersting forecast on Kock Island earn ings for the coming fiscal year. TUe Post Fays: "The Kock Island system now amounts to about 7.S00 miles of road. It extends from Minneapolis to El Paso on the Mexican border. It has been estimated that the gross for the coming fiscal year will amount to $44,2S0,00O; expenses, $14, 785.000; other income calls for $1,775,000; interest on funded debt and rentals may be estimated at $6,340,000, leaving- an es timated balance of ever $10,000,000. To provide for interest on the new bonds $3.000.C00 would be deducted, which would leave to dividend on the preferred stock $2,180,000. "It is estimated that this year's crop of wheat, corn and oats will be ma terially better tl'an those of last year. Kock Island felt the loss of the corn crop last year very sensibly. The state of efficiency on the line is indicated by the fact that for last year expenditures for maintenance of way per mile of road owned amounted to $1,440. It also charged $1.S"0 for freight renewals, $84r for passenge cars and $50 for freight cars. "Notwithstanding this large outlay, Rock Island showed for the year ended June 30 about 6V-. per cent, earned on its new common stock as compared with earnings of about 0.31 per cent, by Chi cago & Alton, 1.62 per cent, earned on Krle common, 0.S0 per cent, earned on Southern railway common and nothing e.irned on Wabash preferred, although all were selling about as high as Rock Island common.." The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific is reported to have acquired the El Paso & Northwestern railroad, running from Santa Rosa, N. M.. to El Paso, a dis tance of 270 miles. The latter is now a part of the Rock Island's El Paso route and the Rock Island is understood to have furnished the money for the ex tension of the El Paso & Northeastern to Santa Rosa last year. It has been understood all along that ultimately tho Rock Island would acquire full control. There is a revival of the story thai the Rock Island interests are again active in their efforts to gain a control, ing interest in the Chicago & North western, despite the result of last spring's attempt TWO NEW LINES. Kock Island and Frisco Building from S t Louis to Chicago. St. Louis. Oct. 7. The rival roads, Rock Island and 'Frisco, will soon give St. Louis two new lines to Chicago. There is already much evidence of great rivalry between these southwestern lines and on the new lines which ertch will build every effort wit! be made to give hte people the best service. With the advent of these roads into the Chlcago-St. Louis traffic will come faster service and probably a rivalry among the many lines for popularity. The Illinois Central, the Alton, the Wabash. tJie 'Frisco j and the Rock Island, with their connee- i tions east from Chieae-o Toledo nnd P.nf. falo, may bring into the eastern carrving business the Grand Trunk.one of the great tailways of C'anoda. That railroad is anx ious to s( cure psirt of the southwestern business fur the northwest. The 'Frisco will soon formally announce the line of its proposed connection between St. ljouls rind the Chicago and Eastern Illinois. The Rock Inland is pushing ahead with its survey. " NOTHING SPECIAL." M. A. Low Tells Purpose of Recent Kock Island Expedition. M. A. Low. general attorney for the Rock Island, when asked Monday regard ing the report that the Santa Fe and Rock Island roads were planning to build a line for joint operation between two points in Tfxas, which each of these com panies reached, said: "I hadn't heard of the report and do not believe there is any thing in It." Mr. Lew ji st returned from the south, where a party of Rock Island officials were looking over the situation, and it whs believed that this was one of the pur poses of the tour. He further stated that there was nothing special in the trip. A dispatch from Austin. Tex., says: "It was stated here todav on trustworthy authority that the conference held a few days ago between high officials of the Pock Inland and the Houston and Texas (Antral reads was in regard to an arrange ment le ins- crtered into by the former road for the us" cf the Southern Pacific's ter minal facilities at Houston, and that the Rock Island has not abandoned Its plans for buildinsr its cwn road between Kort Worth and Galveston by way of Houston. Tt is pointed out that the engineers of the Rock Island are still in the field making Jim Dumps was quite cast down once more By poor trade at his grocery store. The crowds all seemed to pass him by ! At last he piled his windows high With "Force, "and now, what luck for him I A busy man is "Sunny Jim." 99 The EetdT.to-SerTC Cereal helps business by helping health. the final survey for the route of the pro posed extension, and that the preliminary arrangements for the early construction of the road are being pushed forward as rapidly as possible." DIVERTED THE RIVER. Santa Fe Changes Face of Nature About $0,000 Worth. San Bernardino, Cab, Oct. 7. The Santa Fe is just completing some extensive im provements, which the bridge department men have been making, at a point on the road half way between here and Los An geles, where the track crosses the bed of the San Gabriel river. The work consists of diverting the stream, at a cost of $ft,0OG. There is no place on the Southern Cali fornia division, perhaps, where more serious washouts have occurred, than at this particular bridge. The channel of tho stream is very wide at that place, and practically without banks. The conse quence is that when the winter torrents cotne from the mountains, the track is washed for an immense space, and oft times goes tc pieces. The seriousness of the proposition has faced the Santa Fe for some time, and it was at first sug gested that a steel bridge be built over the dangerou:; ground. This would incur a great expense, however, much more, in fact, than the cost of the present remedy. The difficulty has been provid.-l against by an immense artificial river bed. This has been made by building two banks several miles in length, and on either side of one of the tributary channels. The banks are built of timbers, cement and stone, and calculated to withstand tho heaviest of the mountain torrents. The head of this artificial channel has been so arranged as to receive the bulk of the waters, and it is believed that in this way the body of the river can be brought to clear the west end of the bridge. The bridge itself is being forti fied with heavier piling, a large gang of builders and graders being on the spot at the present time. As has been stated, the improvements will cost something like $9,000. COVERS 15 ACRES. Immense Building for Railroad Ex hibits at St. Louis Fair. Mr. Willard A. Smith, chief of the de partment of transportation of the World's fair.in the course of his remarks before the St. Louis railway club at the meeting held in the administration buiiuing. said: "In the exposition at Chicago in we saw fairly well the achievements of the railways for the first century, or less than a century, of their existence. In the ex position of 1H01. at St. Louis, we hope to see not only what has been done, but pos sibly to point out some things for the fu ture, to accomplish some great results in a scientific and practical way to mark this exposition above all others in the ad vancement of transportation interests. "I want to call your attention to the me chanical building which has been designed by the director of the works himself and which we of this department at least, con sider the crowning, achievement of the ex position. I want to say it is the best build ing design I have ever known. It is of magni!icent proportions and the character or its architecture would lead you at once to suppose that it is U signed for this great industry. I don't know what attention you have naid to what has been published on this subject, hut it is a great building. 525 feet by 1,300 feet, occupying over fifteen acres, having some five miles of permanent railroad track, and I think the rearrange ment of the track will make it more near ly seven miles, and all there is reserved for railroad exhibits, for all the great railroad products, for locomotives and cars and other appliances appertaining to railroad?, so that they will not he at this time rele gated to any 'annex' because of their great size. These will occupy the central portion of the entire building, the place of honor. "Immediately fronting this building in this direction in the corner of the grounds runs the Skinker road and every facility has certainly been imparted by the exposi tion. It is now up to the railroad com panies and the manufacturers of railway materials to see how well they will occupy it with exhibits. We feel entirely conli dent that the place wQl be occupied fully and creditably and we could even use a great deal more space lr we nan it. i want to call your attention to the fact, and that is. that the provision of space in this exposition is far greater than ever has been provided in any other world's fair." WHAT MEANS THIS ? Southern Pacific Calls a Halt in Its Financial Programme New Tork, Oct. 7. The tentative plan of the Southern Pacific directors to is sue $25,000,000 bonds for improving the system has been abandoned, so a rep resentative of E. H. Harrlman said to day. It is understood that conditions are regarded as unfavorable to such a plan at this time. "Katy" Brakeman Killed. Junction City, Kan.. Oct. 7. Brakeman Hess, of the Missouri, Kansa3 & Texas railroad, was killed six miles south of here Monday afternoon. He was riding in the engine and was standing in the gang way when his hat blew off as the engine ran onto a bridge. In his effort to save his hat his head was struck against tho bridge and his body fell into the stream below. Brakeman Hess was about 27 years old. Praise for Santa Fe's Exhibit. The Atchison Globe says: Atchison peo ple are still talking about the Santa Fe's wonderfully clever featt:re at the Corn Carnival. It was the best thing of the kind ever done in the west. Atchison peo ple will feel friendly toward the Sanl-i Fe for years because of the company's liberality in building this feature. The Santa Fe is a great railroad, and its offi cials never do anything half way; its big 1 iJ FORCE FORCE Vr FOR A ri ORCfi FORC cold ..".. e been Indian, and the mandolin orchestra of Indian girie, will be pleasant subjects for conversation in this section long after oth er expensive advertising has been forgotten. ABOUT HAIjLROAD PEOPLE. Locomotive 1019. one of; the new Prairie passengers, has been bro-ight in for cylin der repairs. Sv.-itchman Ben Slaughter has gone to Indianapolis, Ind., owing to the serious ill ness of his mother, . At the coach shop Thursday noon thn captain of the Salvation Army in this city will speak to the men. C. W. Kouns, superintendent of trans portation for the Santa Fe, wont to Chi cago Monday afternoon. Charles Billings, a machinist apprentice, has been out of his place for a few days and it is reported that he is sick. Thomas Paxton, superintendent of ma chinery and equipment for the Colorado and Southern, was in Topeka Monday. Charles Sheets of the machine shop has been obliged to give up work, for a short time and lay off on account of a sore eye. William Nelson of the machine shop, who has rrissed several days on account of the sickness of his wife, has reported for duty. Rollo Quick, a switchman, has been obliged to lay off for a few days. He got wet in the rains of last week and a coid has resulted Harrison Euler. who used to be employed in the wator service, but now in the train department, is papa of a baby girl. Euler is running out of Argentine. Machinist Harry Goodrich has taken a respite of a few days from the valve-setting job in the south shop and has gone to Kansas City to attend the carnival. Frank Benson, a mechanical department draftsman, has returned from Newton, where he was summoned last week to at tend the bedside of a sick brother. T. Whitmer has taken a position as bill clerk with the Kock Island, vice J. B. Jorz resigned. Mr. Jorz has gone to the Santa Fe in the capacity of storehouse clerk. At Raton. N. M.. and Baring. Mo., the Santa Fe has taken charge of the now gravity coal chutes. They are both about the size of that in Topeka twenty pockets. George Elliott of the east erecting shop was obliged to make a trip to the hospital Monday forenoon to have a fragment of steel which had imbedded itself in his eye, removed. Water service men are busy putting in th flange furnace of the new boiler- shop. It is to be located near the big flanging machine and its dimensions will be about 15 by 3D feet. Reports from the coffee house thus far this month show that the number of cups disposed of reach beyond the figure at tained during" the same length of time four wet ks azo. Harold lawless and , Edward O'Hare, who have faithfully served the company for some months in the mechanical de partment, have been entered on the rolls of machinist apprentices. Oscar Wilson, formerly a clerk in the office cf Machinist Foreman Miller, is now holding a clerical position with the Swift Packing company of St. Joseph. Mo. He spent Sunday in Topeka. Fred Semon. who has hrd supervision ot a force of laborers around the machine shop, has been taken to the hospital suf fering from appendicitis. He has been out of his place about a week. Engineer John Snyder, who was called last week to Gettysburg. Pa., to see hia sick mother, arrived at her home too late. When he reached there she was dead. She had been sick for some little time. Charles Kaiser, who had a notion of go ing into the shops of the Illinois Central at Chicasro as a blacksmith helper, has de cided to remain near his folks and has taken a job of helping in the Topeka. boilr shes. . .,. (. Thomas Williams, traveling superinten dent of the Baldwin Locomotive works. was in Topeka Monday looking after the operation of some of the late arrivals which the Santa Fe has been purchasin from that plant. Excavations are being made for th heating conduits of the new boiler and machine shop. Four large engines for tha fart-houses have amiyi"anu two more carloads of material wpre- on the track here Monday afternoon. Gus Dreyer, a south shop machinist, went duck hunting Saturday, but the story told upon him is that he saw only a few tracks of the fowl on the water and they were so frint as to be scarcely discernible. No ducks were m sight. There was a big past bound business today, the occasion being the Kansas City carnival which is in progress this week. In order to handle the traffic out of the city tonight after the parade a special train will be run to Jmporia. Richard P-obinon, who has been in the service of the Missouri Pacific at Council Grove, has come to Topeka and hired to the Santa Fe as a scrap iron worker. He is a nephew of Frank Robinson, foreman 01 the maenme snop laoorers. One of the nicest special cars which any of the show companies have used in this part of the country was the "Hazel, l, occunied bv "The Hottest Coon in Dixie' people who came in over the Santa Fe irom Leavenwortn jionaay morning. William McNoun. formerly employed in the Topeka boiler shop, lately with the In ternational and Great Northern at Pales tine. Tex., is in the city for a visit with his parents. He has been in poor health owing to the climate ot that locality ana it is unlikely that he will return there. "Duke" CrawTford of the blacksmithing department has reported for duty after a lay off of about three weeks. He and Jo seph Euler of the water service are in ni ter a hunt along a stream 40 miles north west of Topeka. There are a good many 'possums and 'coon, so they say, but rab bits are scarce. Earl Edgeworth. who quit a machinist job ftr the Missouri Pacific at Osawatomic, is m i oneka tor a few days makinc prepa rations to go to the Gulf. Colorado and Santa Fe. He liked the place at Osawa totr ie, but says he received some letters asking him to go south and he finally de cided to do so. George Stinson. a machinist, is at his place after o vacation of two weeks. He was in Aurora. 111., where Mrs. Stinson has been for a visit of some weeks. Sh1 accompanied her husband as far on the homeward journey as New Cambria, Mo., where she stopped to be the guests of friiid3 for a short time. There will be a meeting of the member ship of the Railroad Y. M. C. A. at tht association rectus tonight. The reports mav show a t-lieht decrease in number, within the last month, but only very slight and bvthis time the record of last month has betn overr'achrd. Wednesday evening the board of directors will assem- Three condemned box cars have had the trucks removed and the bodfes have been st down on the platform north of the n- pot to serve as a bngage room while the nuiidmg is under repair, i ney were pmcto end to fnd and the partitions removed so that thev rrake practically one room. The station betterments are conducted on a larger scale every day. D. A. SuMer, who lately has ben ap pointed acting division master mechanic at Katon, N. M.. taking the place of 1). Patterson, resigned to accept a similar pe nnon with tne JJenver and Kio Grande ha. bfen mad foreman or engines for th company. He was an engineer for a time and has been connected with the Santa he in that locality for a long while. Tt was reported Monday eventne: that the Kaw river was again threatening the tracks of the Santa Fe at Eake View, whcia. the washout of a few months ao to.-.!; place. Since the stream was a little lower Monday than Sundav. it is believed that no trouble will be encountered this time by the company unless the rains above should continue and cause another rise. In the car department there are rush or ders on a number of buffet cars. For the coach repajrprs there has b-?n an unusual busirss all summer and fail. It is seneral- Iv expected that during the times when so many people are traveling that all the equipment will be in use. But this season, it seems to have made little difference, and the coach workmen have been busy all season. The regular winter run of bad oroers will commence soon. George R. Henderson, superintendent ot motive power; Alfred Lovell. assistant su perintendent of motive power, and F. N. Rfsteen. mechanical superintendent, left tndav for Albuoifrque, N. M.. where on Thursday and Friday will be held a spe cial gathering ox mecnan;cal superinten dents the leading master mechanics of the system. ?-'r. Recderson will preside and questions MC-ifl? vitally to tJe opera rion of locomofK ytA 5t taken up. DP TOPEOPLE. Council Takes Decisive Steps to Submit Proposition. Petitions lo Call Election Must Be Circulated. CITY TO BE CANVASSED Two-fifths of the Taxpayers Must Sign. Chief Donovan Put on the Wit ness Stand. Be It resolved by the mayor and coun cil of the city of Topeka. that the city attorney be and is hereby instructed to prepare for distribution on application a petition in due form asking the mayor to call a special election to submit the question of purchase of the water plant to the people of the city." The above resolution was passed by the city council last night, and the peti tions will, by the general consent of th? council, be circulated by the six sani tary policemen, each working in his own ward. Under the law, these petitions must contain the names of two-fifths of the resident taxpayers of the city. None but resident taxpayers are eligible to sign. When the petitions are filled they will be examined by the county cierK or some other competent person in au thority, and if found to be according to law, the mayor will proceed to call tne special election to vote $620,000 in bonds for the purchase of the waterworks. There were no votes in opposition to the passage of the resolution, though several of the councilmen present spoke against its adoption. When the council had finished up a lot of smnll business last night, City Attorney Spencer brought up the water works matter, and said that something ought to be done about it without fur ther delav. 'There is nothing at the pVesent time that the council is recuired to do by law," said Mr. Spencer. "I do not be lieve that any resolution is necessary under the law, but for the purpose 01 getting the matter into shape, some ac tion might well be taken. The law simply provides that upon presentation of a petition signed by two- fifths of the resident taxpayers, the mayor shfill call a special election. The council comes in afterwards, in case the bonds are voted, and directs the is suance and sale of the bonds. If it is the desire of the city to vote on the proposition, someone must get up the petition." Councilman Nichols asked if any citi zen would have a right to start out with such a. petition. Mr. Spencer replied that it does not make any difference under the law who circulates the peti tion If the petition is bona fide, it is mandatory for the mayor to call the election. Councilman Swendsnn thought that the council should make some provision for getting the petitions in circulation in proper form, and offered the resolu tion which was later passed, stating that the amount of bonds to be voted and other matters pertaining conld be duly Fet out in the petition. Councilman Tincher seconded the resolution. Councilman Wolf wanted to put oft consideration of the resolution until the next meeting of the council for the rea son that Councilmen Oriley, Howe and Nell were absent. To this several coun cilmen, including Mr. Blossom and Mi. Bergundthal, objected. They said that the waterworks matter had been post poned and delayed often enough,, and that the city should either go ahead with the $620,000 negotiations or go to court at once. "When President Street was here," said Councilman Nichols, "he did not tnaVe us a definite offer. I don't think Mr. Street was talking in good faith, and I think that he wants to get some thing out of us besides the purchase price of the plant." "I think that Mr. Street gave us as good an understanding as we gave nim," sain councilman Blanch, "we each represent a certain body of people, and he could no more guarantee to sell us the plant for $620,000 than we could guarantee to buy it for $620,000." Councilman Weber said: "Members of the city council who are in favor of this resolution have expressed the opin ion that the bond3 will not carry. Why then go to the expense of a special elec tion? Why not go to the Spreme court at once and fight it out with the com pany? That is what it wil come to sooner or later." City Attorney Spencer suggested that to be effective the work of circulating the petitions should be in charge ot some competent peVson who should go to the tax rolls of the city and secure a list of the taxpayers resident here, so that the work of securing signers may be carried forward expeditiously. Mr. Bergundthal advised that the san itary officers, of whom the city has six who have little or nothing to do. should be employed in circulating the petitions, and to see that this was done was by general consent left to the mayor. After the passage of the resolution, the city attorney asked that for the sake of straightening out the record that the resolution instructing him to withhold suit against the water company until the September meeting of the council be rescinded, and made to read that he withhold suit until further order of the council. This action was taken unani mously. ANOTHER DIG AT ADMINISTRA TION. A spirited discussion which started with i'clice Judge Magaw's report and ended nowhere ' in particular, was pre cipitpted by Councilman Wolf, who lives to stir up the animals on the joint FOOD FOR A YEAR. Meats 300 lbs. Milk 240 qts. Butter 100 lbs. Eggs 27 doz. Vegetables 500 lbs. This represents a fait ration for one man for one year. But some people eat and eat and yet grow thinner. This means a defective digestion and unsuitable food. To the notice of such persons we pre sent Scott's Emulsion, famous for its tissue building. Your physician ca:i tell you how it does it ... 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With manv thar.ks to you, 1 remain very truly yours; ROBERT BERNER. You may have a sample bottle of this famous kidney remedy, Swamp-Root, sent free by mail, postpaid, by which you may test its virtues for such dis- EDITORIAL NOTICE If you or bladder trouble, or if there is a trace once to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Bingnamton, jn. x., wno win giaary sena you Dy man, immediately, without cost to you, a sample bottle of Swamp-Root and a book containing many of the thousands upon thousands of testimonial letters re ceived from men and women cured. In writin.?, be sure to say that you read this generous offer in the Topeka State Journal. situation. As a result of the effort, Mayor Parker was dragged into the dis cussion and Chief of Police Donovan was put on the witness stand for the edification of the council. Councilmen Wolf and Swendson, who were chiefly agitated, were obliged to admit, however, that the report of the police 1udge, which they so bitterly as sailed, was drawn strictly according to law. City Attorney bpencer aeciarea, In response to a question, that the re port was all the law provides for, and more too. Chief Donovan being present, Council man Tincher asked him to state why the names of such well known jointists as Klauer. Chiles and Jones do not appear as having paid fines during the month of September. "The reason is," said Chief Donovan, 'that usuallv their bartender comes down and pays the fine. We enter the fine against the man who pleads guilty.'' "You know there are joints which don't pay?" demanded Mr. Tincher. "If you know that you 1 p w more than I do," replied Chief Donovan. TVTick Chiles has not been pulled pe- cause he is running a club. C. R. Jones is running a drug store. We can't put down the street number at which per sons are arrested, because any are ar rested nt no definite place, we nave 10 record all parties arrested alike." "How many joints are running: asked Councilman Wolf. "I don't know." snid Donovan. "It's your business to know, ' shot back Mr. Wolf. "We shut up thirteen or fourteen joints last month." s.".id Donovan. "What brand of be-i-r did they use? queried Councilman Tincher. Chief Donovan ignored this question, but explained in detail how arrests are made, and how the party notified ap pears before the police judge and pleads guilty and is fined J30. Councilman Bergundthal said as a parting shot: "Chief, it would relieve you of much suspicion if you would credit the money paid to the keeper of the joint instead of to the bartender who pays the money. LICENSE BII-L POSTERS. An ordinance was introduced by Coun cilman Swendson providing for a li cense of $25 a year on bill ponters. and making it a misdemeanor for anvone but a licensed bill poster to circulate dodgers or post advertising of any kind. The punishment is a fine of from $5 to $25. Those who post advertising for relig ious or charitable entertainments, or who advertise products made in Topeka, are exempted from the prohibition of the ordinance. MINOR BUSINESS. T. V. Codington, a sanitary officer, filed a "claim for $15 extra pay for work done in building the pest house t.irn with lumber from the old pest house. The council refused to allow the bill on the ground that Mr. Codington is on the regular pay roll of the citv and is en titled to no extras. ' The Firemen's Relief association, was granted permission transfer from the KIDNEY DOK'T KNOW IT orders as, kidney, bladder and uric acid diseases, poor digestion, when obliged to pass your water -frequently night and day, smarting (i irritation in passing, brick-dust or.- ; sediment in the urine,: headache, backache, lame back, dizzi ness, sleeplessness, nervousness, heart disturbance due to bad kidney trouble, skin eruptions from bad blood, neu ralgia, rheumatism, diabetes, bloating,; irritability, wornout feeling, lack o ambition, loss of llesh, sallow complex ion, or Bright's disease. If your water, when allowed- to tp main undisturbed in a glass or bottle for twenty-four hours, forms a sediment or settling or has a cloudy appearance, it is .evidence that your kidneys and blad der need immediate attention. SwarrjJ-Root is the great discovery of Dr. Kilmer, the eminent kidney and bladder specialist. Hospitals use it with wondeiful success in both slight and se vere cases. Doctors recommend it to their patients and use in it their own families, because they recognize in Swamp-Root the greatest and most suc cessful itmedy. Swamp-Root is pleasant to take and Is for sale the world over at druggists in tx alts of two sizes and two prices fifty cents and one dollar. Remember tho name, Swamp-Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the address, Bing hamton, N, X., on every bottle. have the. slightest symptoms of kidney of it in your; family history, send at ' CLE.ANLINE.S S " Is the watchword for health and vigor, com fort and beauty. Mankind is learning no only the necessity but the luxury of clean liness. SAPOLIO, which hag wrough such changes in the home, announces be sister triumph HAND SAPOLIO FOR TOILET AND BATH A special soap which energizes the whet body, starts the circulation and leaves ai exhilarating glow. A U grocers and druggist relief funds $100 for Mrs. Mary McCar ter, widow of Benj. McCarter. By unanimous vote the council grant ed the Kansas Midwinter exposition the use of the Auditorium for tne Midwin ter Exposition from December 29 to . January 21, under the terms as during the last exposition. The request of the Kansas Poultry association for use of the Auditorium for the State Poultry show from Janu ary 10 to 17, was referred to the com mittee on buildings. Owing to the con flict with the Midwinter Exposition dates, the poultry show will be given new dates. The Amusement Syndicate company, which owns the Crawford circuit, was granted the use of the -'-udttorium for two dates; one for November 7 by Sou sa's band, one on December 9 for Innea' band. The Amusement Syndicate com pany is the one which is fighting the suit in the supreme court to determine the right of the citv to rent the Audi torium for "pay shows." John Ritchie applied for an extension of time on his paving contracts, owing to the bad weather. There is a penalty of $10 a day for running over the time limit set in the contract. The request was re ferred to the city engineer. The Orchard Rlae Lot company asked permission to attach a sewer lateral to fewer So. 14. The request was referred to the committee on sewers. A petition for an electric light at Seventh and Jackson was referred to the commit tee on electric lights. An effort wan made by Councilman Blanch to give the com mittee power to act, but it was refused by the council. The street commissioner reported that the cost of repairs on the Centrnl avenue bridge over Soid!rr crerk was $313.12, one half of which will be paid by the county and the othT hnlf by th'- city. On motion the general revenue fund, which is Ttrprtically exhHiisted'. was re plenished by transferring to it from the fewer No. 20 fund and $2,43'.4C from the paving fund. This money represents the 4 per cent allowed for engineering ex penses. The council adjourned until the regular meeting next month. 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