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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 23,1903.
5 FLOOD STORAGE. It Prevents Damage; Makes Ir rigation Practicable. Tr recent flood has brought out mai.y i !.-,is and arlhles in regard to the pt event ion of daraaje from high waters and Ihe storage of the surplus for irrigy.ti.. jmri-ows. This pap.r has already published Sr ::t. r J Jurtnn's viavs on the subject. Th' Ff-natci- says that the prevention ef fw.is and irrigation are twin ideas that must .level,,. tc.evth.er; that if we i;l sr.-u-e th surplus water in the arid ni semi-arid repi-ms of the country lyincr west of the Missouri river the Cood pioVjlem will have been solved; that the storage flf , ne surplus water dd fertilize the desert; that the de- tni.te.n of forests has increased floods-; that we si nd millions of dollars everj )rar to p.-. v. nt fires. noihinK to prevent c ' i-. that w.iile it will cost a vast mui,t ..f in. my, t lie expenditure wilt brir.fe' uat Id blessings. n.y Urn is visionary." said Sena tor J -u.-ton. "it wiil vanish before the light of Ijivestisation. If my plan is not ffrfsilde, I win be Clad to see a bet ter one. I am willing to 1. am." Ctr.e of the most inter. sting arti les on U.is s,:hj.,t of tion-is and irrigation ap pears ;n the N"ew York lie. aid of a re cent .i.itt- and eives the id.-a of the s-e-rttaiy of th- g.-oiiraphiral society of A i i . , ii.i . as f o) low s ; Kv;.!ts wh.i have made a studv of the u - ifr --apply of the- Tnitod St"atPS l.i-.e pad their att. ntion !ire,tei asaiu to Me ic.im.s .f the American rivers. 1 h" !! s.-nt Hoods in th.- west ospccial- !v , d J. F. Thomson, h'llorarv re:.,r of the linyal i.ntr;! phh-a 1 so ' e-t o! Australia, who. in making a tour of the wot isimd this country M''.i.i!y to study it? irrigation sys U rns. ti; ot.sland. from which he comes, is n-i au! ii uiniral country and its wealth d- p.-e is up.,,., the in rcase of its fiehis of um ticks, says the New York Ji.-raM. Tleie the subject of water .Play at.d irritation has been studied ..on a oiM-oeiro .iiotated' by hanl ne- ".-.-tt y, i..r irouehts often continue for laoioiis and oo, asionally tle-y are of '!' duiation. The j.,,...,cs of his country i closely to.ae.i.d. th.ref.irt. with it r i trat ion. '! i. roforjal '.verimieitr. d-wotes espec id :tt. nti.m to onservieir the rainfall .-. to i strait. iris the t!.,ods for future lis". I'r. Thomson Iris friv-'ti much time t.rd thotiuhl to , h -m. s for the im P '.'i'im? of waters ami he was aston ! t . tirid that no effort is Indue load-- in this -untry to eurol the V is of the Mississippi and Missoiui i:v-t-- and make th-ir surplus waters i 1 a----n.o mst-'iol of a means of spread r K .) .ruction and ruin. lie. oi.nt enEln-ers in the United i-Mt-s i.av.- o,-. asionally labored on th? I i' !: m ? cntroiliriir the Mississippi or i ;h" .M.ssoU!-i. but their efforts hae I-. r: "!-, ! ! mostly to the delta and lo ' idoi'.ial a!!'y of the frreal Father i : at - rs. Tie- Metre. I advocated liy Dr. Thom- he ll lias been employed with sue- hy Australian and Kast Indian en p: '.. is that of jrettinj? control of the a! arc-- and headwaters by means of !..s.-i- i-s.roits and cutoffs, fur in the s-. . tn of the great river it is .!ib" tit ! K'i p the stream within I- '' is. 'I he plans and schemes advo "!! l.y Dr. Thomson are purely tenta t . . as tie- problems can lie worked out ' Py t!i.- aid of aciual surveys, uhicll hi mv.. a.eurate information of the ' .- - olid of tie- "eolosieal formatirais. T! ;. are jreneral in character, and I'. ' i e e. stihj. - t to mo ii'icaticns for a-tual e,,iidi:ion. They illusirate ': .t L-'oaT riers may be cotitiolled and :'. slot lus rainfall stoied up for use in cote a at.d tur conversion into pow- : . '';. w lei ha'e examined the matter 1-! ; .. ha e found tie- chief objection in tv - i xperts.. hii h ni.ui.l he enta iled by f- : ii a ss:-u!i. Th-- i; ias t i:a t ions of r. '.r.- s i;:.t a tal ( ;.ns. Humpiirey and Al l-o-t ai'he.ucii fury related mostly to I:..- io.-r s-'-iron, were criticised be :. tie y . a '.! 1 for an expfnditure of a lait-. arroiinf of money. Soi... .,f to.- .-xj.iMs oi a eirr-ration "so saiii that th bfa.-fit d. rived woul.l l.t justify th (-:r.er-,,hure. Yet the V.:'"y:f pi and , I r i! ut :, ri"n tlow at I tiiroush lards whirl, are almost o.-ras arid u tii. h. ir riafie-ri mitrht t . .re. Tile ten it .ry uli. h sui rounds the lad and the Atkausas i iv.-rs is of t". p.o. he, with la at until it has the a r 1 1 ' v .f a S.diara. In the summer- f ' d .O'.'mhrs caused the l,,ss of miliions of dollars b. . ause of the failure of the et! .i p Sil.-e tite faliiei' mestiei p. as u iias f.e.-n found, too. that wilt, r n. d ia l.-ej-soirs may be couverte 1 1: 'o p.io r to an ext.-nt unknown before tr d-.y. iopnient of electrical S- a .,, a. floods nre due to th.e in.aderpiacy of !: iii:mes or ri'.ers to carry the wa r i di.irin. is a: .. the 1. -suits of the rou-.n i .Hie, !,v th" oi'dinary tlow . f s'l.'on are! tl is n . not freipient eroa -i. t si:tf'fi.mly enlarge the pus- ace i r i ; i r i s . f t in. r . rie v. T- oVKKtOMK I !:!-:. KNT CONDI TIONS. Are. tur t't" m.etho.is ajvioatol for the v. tt'ioti if tio. ds are: Tlv improve i a' of th. , r i: tel. hie Puiliiini; of em L:' i n.er is and th-' pumping of the wa t f lit tie- hononi-- The oian of I P i: leuviiirs tthinar the- course of ' o - for taking ff tl;.- sutplus wa-t.--. ba--.d on the idea that the dif ! - :. I. tw.rn wbat a i iv-r will hill eel o- .xcess is relatively small. The r- i revide for the last tew feet, ' ' r. .iv ' 'K,. the straw on the back rf ii,- rioaiian camel. In all the er.-at V IN-SENG FOR SLEEPLESSNESS. KPh' t- your digestive organs or your n-ryes are at fault when you can not s' : ami e.-t up rested the next morn, i i.- Most cases are due to inrlisrestion. VIM-SENG TONIC -.-"s , ,:r th-' iniptuaties of the system. p. rf. et ditresiioti. improves the lr-r en.! kid lay action, increases the cir ' a .a ; a n a nd steadily feeds and st roiled h ' '-ii" u rams system. fine bottl" f f tld-; ,o!! K-rful Tonic wiil brine; back a b i aiu etpe aIal make you sleep like a P.,!... There is rest in a Rood, health ' !l : ' '- ''"''!. is Flr'-nsiii in properly o:- -:. d food. VIN-SKN' 5 brings rest :.:.d -tr.r.rtii. Price, f.ec per bottle. V.'t it" for circular. For sale at HOB ART'S Cut Rate Drug Store, 500 NYest Tenth Avenue. Both phones 4,"i0. Tour mon y back i yuu u,ant It. valleys there are floods in w inter and in spring. In summer, owinf; to the parch ed condition of the ground, most of the water is absorbed almost as soon as it falls. In winter and in the early sprltifr the soil is impervious, either on account of the glare ice, which covers i it or through the action of the frost. 'The Jijii rise ip one of the conditions in the valley of the Mississippi, where owing to the nature of the Roil, a large proportion of the spring- rains are dis charged into the stream. One-fourth of ail the rainfall which falls in the sur rounding watershed finds its way to the Ohio river, and the Missouri conveys one-eighth. Three methods are proposed by Dr. Thomson for the control of the rivers the builditi"; of darns above the heads of navigation, the running of water into more or less natural reservoirs at eith er bank, and the diversion of channels. Th. se plans may tie used in accordance with the local conditions. Where a stream Hows in a moderately deep valley, for instance, a dam of ma sonry may be built across from the base of the hills on one side to the elevation on the other. The structure should be cf heavy ma sonry and it should have a foundation on solid rot k. In it, at intervals, are sluiceways. The tlood will back up be hind the dam in a natural reservoir, and enough of it will be permitted to pass to rt present the normal flow of the river, which may be determined by calcula tion. The head-wateis of the Missouri and the Mississippi could be regulated in this way. Along the course of the Missouri, in the neighborhood of the ciths whii-h are often liable to the rav ages of the floods, reservoirs might be maintained. One of the plans for diminishing the water of the Ohio near the confluence of many of its large tributaries is to divert the Tennessee to the westward into the Mississippi direct. This would do much to pi event the Ohio from overflowing the bottom lands of the state, of which it forms the southern boundary. ifes rvoirs might tie constructed near Cincinnati to further aid in stemmins the course of the Ohio floods. The Red river, which is navigable only as far as Shreveport, and that only at certain seasons, and the Arkansas, which for tied miles is open to small boats only, could lie lestiained in times of floods by the use of dams at their upper por tions at points w here the geological for mation would permit. In dispensing the waters which are thus accumulated the government might be able to get back a part of the expenditure by charging for the irriga tion privileges. Kxperinieuts which have been made in India and in Australia have eonineed engineers that the plan Is en tirely feasible in those countries. In vestigation and experiment, Lr. Thom son thinks, will demonstrate to the ! authorities here the merit of similar si h.-mes for conserving and retaining th" rainfall. SCHKMi: KXT1RKXY PRACT1CAPI.E "The I'nited States," lie said, "has : mad" wonderful progress in irrigation in the great desert and other parts of the I west, which appeared at first to be in- caimble of supporting any form of vege I table life. The soil contained rich solu I hie salts, and all that was necessary was : enough water to dissolve them, i "These suggestions which I have made ; are much like those which 1 have al I ready made for a scheme which I was i asked to prepare for Queensland. I see no reason why American engineers should not devise some means for ron- sei itar surplus waters or ine great us ers of their country. The sites which I have suggested are purely tentative Or ideal, and may on detailed examination id' the localities prove to be Impracti cable, owing to the existing geographi cal conditions and geological structure of the country, such being only deter minable bv actual survey. That the tlood waters of rivers may be controlled by means of such reser voirs there can he no manner of doubt, whatever; the only question of import ance to be considered being one of ways and means. "The initial expenses are no doubt great, but if constructed with a view to tht ir future utilization for industrial purposes, tlood controlling reservoirs miit be made to serve not only the pri mary purpf.se for which they were in tended, but they may become an im portant factor in the economic develop ment of the states. For instance, they should, if possible, be so located and S3 consttuoted as to b" ut 'listed for th? purpose of local irrigation and the rais ing of power, and if built on such a plan tlu v would bring in a return on the original outlay, and very probably pav in the long run. "Fail, above all things, the whole catchment areas of the rivers should b? fullv explored, the channels examined and their cat l ying capacities gauged, the rainfall accurately measured and other local physical and industrial con ditions determined before any scheme o reservoirs is considered. It is ditticult. if indeed possible, to estimate the enormous value of the rainfall of a country, but this is greatly d. cr eased if the precious waters that la riodicallv fall upon the lands are per mitted to run waste into the sea. and, in doing so. to cause often great dam age to property and not inf renuently Ions of life." A Kli)E IN THE A IK. Children Taken for a Trip by Santos Dumont. raids, June 2r.. Santos Dumont made ..,..., !,!., nHiirniu-.n ttl his ! ste. rahle airship and visited the Polo i club during the children's fete. He ! off red to give the children a ride in . his balloon but the mothers refused their pirmission. A ten-year-old Amer i iran bov named Clarkson Potter, how j eyer. tagg-d his mother so hard that i finally sue onsented to allow him to i ascend in the balloon and Santos Du ; mont took the hoy for an aerial trip I above tin trees in the Hois d ' I'mu- to.o.o On their return several other children, encouraged by the young American's example, also claimed the privilege of a ride and with their motner's consent pantos Dumont took tw o oth r children in the balloon car and made another ascent. returning safely to the Polo grounds. A N 01' UEH FOlt 31 V 1) U E. Elected President of St. Joseph Union Terminal Company. St. Jospeh, Mo.. June 2S. H. P. Mudge. general manager of the Santa Fi. railway, was chosen president of the St. Joseph f'nion Terminal company lure vesterdav. Raymond Dupuy. gen era t manager of the St. Joseph & Grand Island, was elected vice president. T. F. Yannatta was made secretary. Pink Eye Is Epidemic. Buffalo. X. Y.. Jun 2".. Trachoma, or pink eye," is epidemic in this city. According to the statement of an o1Ii cial of the I'nited States marine hos pitil. over lo cases of the disease hai bet n found among the employes of the Bickawanna Steel and Iron company. A large number of crises of trachoma have heen treated by local physicians in almost every section of the city. It is bflieved that the disease was brougl t hero v,y foreigners who cam. into the country by way ef Canada. Joseph Skool, an Italian, with a bid at tack of the disease, has been placed under arrest. He came from Prnt ford. Ontario. . SNAP SHOTS AT H OHE N EWS. Samuel F. Findley, of Denver, Colo., is visiting in Topeka. The following Topekans were rests tstredfat Kansas City hotels yester day: C. D. Stout and wife, W. G. Kel-lc-y and G. J. Hatherington and wife Weldon L. Flickinger has b"en ap. pointed postmaster at Valencia. The new postmaster takes the place of H. R. Kirk, who resigned and moved away on account of the flood. Dora Delia Stoker, a Topeka girl, has graduated from Wellesley college, tak ing the degree of Bachelor of Arts Other Kansas graduates of this school are Florence liarth, Atchison, and Louise Brinkman. Kansas City. The directors of the State Fair associ ation will meet tonight at the Commer cial club rooms to take up the cpiestion of exhibits with the representatives of the various industrial associations cf the state. Arthur J. Whitmore. who is known by all the politicians as chief clerk in the office of secretary of state will have a similar position with State Print-r Clark when he assumes his new duties next week. , Thomas Stevens was sentenced by Judge Hook of the federal court yester day to a term of four years and a half in the federal pienitentiary because he made an assault on the guards in a riot in that penitentiary in 1901". Atchison Globe: Dawrence will have to admit Topeka is not so bad. The re lief fund of $:t5.t00 has been apportioned by Governor Bailey, and Wyandotte county gets more than half. Douglas county (Lawrence) gets $3,037, and Shawree county (Topeka) $3.;.00. The relief committee of the Commer cial club is having no end of troublu in locating ell of the boats brought 'e. Topeka from St. Joe and Ottawa for use during the flood. Several have been stolen, and it is believed have beeN painted over to prevent identification. Women who wish to go west to work as cooks during the harvest time may buy tickets at the rate of one cent per mile, the same as men who are going to work in the harvest fields. There is re Xorted a scarcity of cooks, and those de siring employment should communi cate with T. I!. Gerow at the state house. The excursion rate is good from all ooints as far east as Chicago to alt points in Kansas. Marshall's band may go to Ijawrenee the Fourth of July. A Dawronee paper says: "V. F. March received a letter this morning stating that Marshall's band of Topeka would be glad to come here on July 4. and play for the dedica tion of the court house provided they would be allowed to g-ive a concert in the afternoon or evening. This is a generous offer and it ought to be ac cepted. It would not cost much to have the opera house for such occtisions as Mr. BowerFock has always been ready to help out on such occasion. Our own band, it is understood, has a chance to go to Ottawa." The state military board at the meet ing in this city yesterday decided to add a machine gun to both the light artil lery batteries of the K. X. G. stationed at Topeka and Wichita. The Khaki un iforms for the members of the m panles have arrived and word has been received from the war department at Washington that the new Krng-Jorgen-son lilies will be shipped within two week?. The hoard has decided upon a banner to be known as the "governor's banner" to indicate the place occupied by that dignity when marching in pa rades with the militia. Probate Judge Hayden issued the fol lowing marriage ..licenses Wednesday: Ralph P. Price. Manhattan, to Ro berta A. Simpson, Topeka; John W. Everett. Bellvue. to Kdith Ij. Page, To peka: Fred F. ChaUis. Topeka, to Flor ence VI. Haltemann, Topeka; Joseph R. Skipton, St. Joseph, Mo., to Pauline M. Mayer, Topeka: Daniel Dane, Topeka. to Maude A. Williams. Topeka; Arthu C Van Vliet. St. Joseph. Mo., to Gracj P. Van Houton. Topeka; Joseph V. Parks. Rossville, to Aonda E. Smith, Topeka; Francis D. Andrews, Denver, to Pearl 10. Sample, Topeka; John A. Jenkins, Topeka, to Grace Ingalls, To- CLIFF BAKER OUT. Itesigns as President of City Railway. President Clifford C. Baker, of the Topeka City railway, has resigned, and E. W. Wilson, of Pekin, 111., the prin cipal owner of the system, was elected in his tiii'-rc. White this action was rather sudden still it was not entirely unexpected. It has been know n for some time that Mr. Baker and the new management of the city railway were not in perfect accord and it has been supposed that thw strained relations could not long con tinue. When the reorganization was made Mr. Baker was given a contract ! for a year as president, and his re tirement is in the nature of a rnmpro mise by which it is believed he wilt draw his salary the same as if he were in the service of the comoany. Mr. Baker was the organizer of th. City railway that is. the reorganiza. tlon by which the two systems were combined into one. fifteen years ago BRAIN BUILDING. How to Feed Nervous Cases. Hysteria sometimes leads to insanity and should be treated through feeding the brain and nerves upon scientifically selected food that restores the lost deli cate gray matter. Proof of the power of the lira in food Grape-Nuts is remark ably strong. "About eight years ago when working very- hard as a court stenographer I col lapsed physically and then nervously and was taken to the state hospital for the insane at Lincoln, Neb., a ravina mardac. "They- had to keep me in a strait jacket and I was kept in the worst ward for three months. I was finally dismissed in the following May. but did no brain work for years until last fall, when I was persuaded to take the tes timony in two cases. One of these was a murder case, ami the strain upon my nervous system was so great that I would have broken down again except for the strength I had built un by tht use of Graoe-Nuts. When I began to feel the pressure of the work on my brain and nerves I simply increased the amount of Grape-Nuts and used the food more regularly. "I now feel like my old self again, and am healthy and happy. I am sure that If I had known of Grane-Nuts when X had mv trouble eight years ago I would pa ver have collapsed and this dark spot in my lif would never have happened. Grape-Nuts' power as a brain food is simply wonderful and I do not believe any stomach is so weak that it cannot digest this wonderful food. I feel .1 deiieicy about having my name appea in public, but if you think it would heir, any peer sufferer you can use it." Name given by Postum Co.. Battle Crr ei- .:oh. There are desserts and desserts. The delicious health-giving kind are told about in tht little recipe book found in each package of Grape-Nuts. Since then he has been the president of the company and has had the aciiv, management of affairs. The retirement of Mr. Baker presages the "clean sweep" which has been talked about on the outside. While i. is announced that Mr. Patton will be retained as general manager, it is be lieved that this arrangement is onl temporary and that he wiil eventually retire. Ij. E. Myers, vice president of th? company, who wiil have charge of tlv; reconstruction, is here and says that the work will be pjushed as rapidly as possible. The company has been some what delayed by being unable to secure material. RUSHING IT THROUGH. Senate Loses No Time in Pas sage of Bills. The determination of the senate to close up its work expeditiously appears to be genuine. A committee of five was this morning appointed to prepare for an omnibus roll call, all the food bills. The committee consists of Fitzpatrick, Chaney, Cubbison, Smith and House holder. For the purpose of hastening the re placement of the Rook Island switch from the main line to the asylum, which was washed out in the flood. Senator Kennedy of Coffey county introduced a bill authorizing the state board of char ities to deed a right of way. The asylum management has experienced much inconvenience from the washing out of this piece of track and it is un derstood it will be rebuilt as soon as a right of way is secured. The senate this morninr; violated its agreement to do no work but flood relief legislation by passing a bill by Senator Wright relating to the support of schools in cities of the second class. This bill had been passed at the last session of the legislature but was not signed by Governor Bailey because it had not been properly enrolled. HOt'SE BILLS PASSED. The senate this morning, on recom mendation of Its special committee, om nibused and passed the following local house bills: By Peck Authorizing the commis sioners of Cloud county to contract with Nebraska, Kansas & Gulf railroad for the joint construction of a wagon and railroad bridge over the Repub lican at Concordia. By Bevington For a bridge in Jewell countv. By Peck For a bridge at Concordia. By Emmons Reappropriating funds of state agricultural college. By Galle To replace bridges in Mc Pherson countv. By Linn To enlarge a bridge In Cow ley conr.t;-. Ry Broadbent Enabling first class, cities to refund indebtedness. By Adams of Butler To reapproprl ate funds of state penitentiary. By Harris Relating to sinking fund of Dickinson county. By Stubbs To rebuild bridges at Lawrence and Eudora. By McKee For bridges in Clay. By MoKee For road repairs in Clay. By Barnd For a bridge over th Walnut river in Ness county. By Dolly For bridges in Wabaunsee count.-. Pfy Dolly For bridge repairs in Pot tawatomie. Riley, Geary and Wabaun. see counties. By Dunn Legalizing certain acts of commissioners of Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties. By Sims Authorizing a bridge be tween Jefferson and Shawnee counties. By Stubbs Legalizing contracts for the construction of a bridge at Law rence. By Hallenbeck To repair a bridge be tween Leavenworth and Johnson coun ties By Campbell Authorizing first class cities of less than 20,U00 to build water- ATTITT I)E OF RESERVE Is Persisted in by Majority of Iron Buyers. New York, June 25. The past week has not brought very material changes in the iron market according to the Iron A.ge. The great majority of buy ers persist in attitude of reserve, and there is a growing disposition to make concessions to them. Much is made of the opening of the books of the steel rail manufacturers for 1904 orders at It appears that The western roads have placed about fJOO.OnO tons. with con siderable aditional business pending. Generally speaking, the eastern iim s have not yet ordered. The Harriman roads have placed 10,nno tons with for eign makers. From all quarters come the reiiorts that in foundry pig iron a volume of business is being done in moderate lots for prompt delivery which contrasts very favoiably with the rate of the purchases made during the past few months. This, however, is merely proof of the fact that smelters are down to the bone in their maneuvering for posi tion for the third and fourth quarters. All the leading buyers are watching th" market closely and inquiries are numerous and important, but the real buying movement has not yet set in. In the meantime, prices are still weak ening. In the central west, northern makers have gone even below the equiv alent of Birmingham prices. It is in teresting to note that a good deal of tonnage of foreign foundry iron whic h was due on former contracts have been transferred to domestic producers, the importers selling their foreign iron aboard and covering of this side. This practically puts an end to this ex traordinary and abnormal movement, except that there is considerable temp tation still to foundry iron for draw back on export manufactures. Lately the agricultural implement makers have been closely studying the possibilities in this direction, not only in steel but also in pig iron. The cast iron pipe makers continue to do a heavy business. The steel market has been quiet although some lound lots have been placed. There is some inquiry but lower prices are being m.ocle. ' Foreign steel is heing offered at $27.50 to $28. but little business is being done. There is nothing in the reports that prices of steel products for lf'4 have been fixed since, in the majority of the lines excepting plate and struc tural material, the outside mills are acting entirely independent of the lead ing producers and no one talks of l'.to4 renulrements. Bar ivon is still weak, while stel bars are being specified for more liberally. In a number of the lighter lines inde pendent manufacturers are setting the pace by making some concessions. Slump in Crude Oil. Beaumont. Tex.. June 2"i. Owinsr largely to the immense increase in pro duction during the past fortnight the price of crude oil has taken a decided slump in this market. Bt-sumort crude has dropped from SO to 64 cents a barrel and Sour Lake from 6S to 51' cents. Arkansas River Eising. Sterling. Kan.. June 21. The Arkan sas river here is bank full and vising. Two and nine-sixteenths inches of rain fell yesterday. W. J. Harrison, :i far mer living two miles northwest, was killed by lightning. XOKTH TOPEKA. Leave items for this column with the Kimball Printing Company. 912 North Kansas Avenue. Miss Dora Stoker who was graduated thisJunefrom Wellesley college, Welles ley, Mass., will return to Topeka Sunday and join her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. C. Stoker, who are at present living at the home of their son, George E. Stoker, on West Sixth street. Mrs. Shirley French will return Fri day from Newton where she has been sinc e the flood the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert French. Miss Edna Staples has returned from Newton after a visit of three weeks to her sister, Mrs. Herbert French, and has taken a position in the millinery de partment of the Topeka Cash Dry Goods store. W. H. Rutter has decided to give North Topeka another trial and will shortly open up at his old place of bus iness with a complete new stock of fur niture. Charles Gerteisen, Santa Fe agent at the junction is taking a vacation of two weeks to see after the repairs to be made on his home on Madison street. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Fraser left today for Colorado where they will spend some time for the benefit of Mr. Fraser's health. The rain of last night caused many cellars that had been pumped out to fill up again. At the Ogee place at 927 Kansas avenue the cellar was part full of water this morning and the cellar of the A. V. Heyden home, 1107 Jackson street, was full. Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Forbes and family will return the gth of next month to their home, 1101 Monroe street. Walking to and around North To peka was a hard matter today. The pathway on the temporary bridge was covered with mud in some places com ing up almost to the shoe tops. On the streets of the First ward it is very little better. Few of he sidewalks are clean ed off and the middle of the street i3 the common pathway through the busi ness part of town. Off of the paved streets the conditions are worse. In many places the road is too muddy to use and the sidewalks are buried in mud, washed away or piled high with drift. A man who was cleaning out the cis tern at the Iane house at 1016 Jackson street had a narrow escape the other day. He had just finished the work when the bottom of the cistern fell in over six feet. This is the second cistern that this man has cleaned in which the bottom sunk into the earth and he is now of the opinion that cleaning North Topeka cisterns is rather risky work. The wall paper store of Booher & Hawkins is open every day from 6 a. m. until 10 p. m. Some of the insurance companies are canceling their North Topeka policies ami paying back a small proportion cf premiums paid. There would seem to be no rational reason for this. It is claimed that in case of fire there woul. be no means of telling what (lamae was by fire and what by water. Oi the other hand, there would seem to b far less danger from fire than befort the flood. The Northwestern company, of Milwaukee, seems to be the only one taking this step so far as heard from. It. is doubtful if any such cancellation will hold if contested. Persons insured in such companies should protest un less they yr, wliling to accept the terms offered, and should not be bluffed into accepting the small amount of premium money offered, and here after these companies should be shunned. W. G. Brooks proposes to tell why we have floods, and will do so on the cor ner cf Sixth street and the avenue on Saturday evening at S o'clock. The boys, and sometimes the men, have had good times fishing in the pool left by the flood. In the western part of North Topeka great numbers of fish were corraled and as the waters go down they may be taken in nets, an.i even in baskets, by the boys who wade out and capture them. FORRES-MILLER. A June wedding pretty in its sim plicity was that of Miss Vertie Forbes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Forbes, to Mr. Mervin Miller, which was sol emnized last evening at the home of the bride's uncle and aunt. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Forbes, on the Rochester road. It was originally intended that this wed ding should take place at the home of the bride's parents at 1101 Monroe street, but as the Forbes home was so badly damaged by the recent flood other ai -rangements were made. The hour set for the wedding was half past eight and while Miss Lizzie Altman played the Mendelssohn wedding march the bride and groom, preceded by Rev. W. B. Hutchinson of the Baptist church, entered the parlor where the ring cere mony was performed by blm. The decorations in this room were of white 1 roses, ferns and palms. The bridal par ! ty stood during the ceremony under a ; bower of ferns and from this corner ! nf tVie rnnm to the hnll door was a imth- way of palms and ferns outlined with white satin ribbons. In the hack parlor the decorations were of ferns and red roses in profusion while the dining room, where light refreshments were served, was fragrant with many sweet peas. The bride, who is a petite blonde, wore a dainty gown of white silk. The bodice was shirred at the yoke and waist and the sleeve caps were shirred to match. The skirt, which was entrain. was shirred at the hips. Ph carried a bouquet of bride's roses and wore one ! of these tlowers in her hair. Mr. and ! Mrs. Miller went immediately to hottse ! keeping at 1324 Kansas avenue. The presents received by the young people were numerous, including many pieces of silverware. Brewery Wrecked by Explosion. Chicago, June 25. An explosion oi ammonia gas in the Citizens' brewei'v early today wrecked the building and resulted in fatal injury to Charle.v Brunke, the night brewer, and serious injuries to Charles Ho'ward, night en gineer, and to Frank Fisher, night fire man. Several firemen were overcome by the fumes of ammonia. The night engineer is said to have turned st"ani into the ammonia tank instead of into I the boiler. The property damage is estimated at JlaO.000. 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Can jou ask for better proof than this TOPEKA Mrs. M. Barnett, of 411 "West Second street, says: "For eisrht or ten years I suffered with a terrible pain in my back. I experimented with doctors and medicines of various kinds, but eot little or no relief, and the pains in my back and loins only grot worse. I was bothered at night, and it was impos. sible for me to enjoy a good nisrnt's rest. Finally I saw Doan'a Kidney Tills advertised, and piocured them at Rowley & Snow's drug store. In a few days after ccrnmer.cim? their use I felt better, the pain in my back disappe-.re i. and I en joyed a good night's rest and, in fact, felt better than I had for years." Doan's Kidney Pills are for sale at ail drug stores. SO cents a box. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N, Y: Don't forget to come in and leave your measure for a suit We make them just as you want them made, and at a low price TAILORS 604 Kansas Avenue First Door North of New Oxford Hotel. SPENT SV)00,000. World's Fair Management About to j Draw on the Government. St. Louis, June 25. The World's Fair ! company has expended in actual cash : JS.500.onO .tip to the first of the present S month, as shown by the report of the auditing committee of the national commission at work Ivre. The commission has been informally notified by the exposition company Chat a request will bp made upon the secre tary of the I'nited states treasury to b" allowed to draw on the fund of f. 1,000,000 appropriated by contrress for the fail between now ami September, probably in August. Contracts have been let by the expo sition company that will approximately complcte the expenditure of the flO.000. OoO required by the act of congress be fore any of the government funds are available. The report of the auditing committee will be foiwarded to Washington and when the government fund is available the money wiil lie paid out under rules and regulations prescribed by the sec retary of the treasury. IUtlEF TELEGRAMS. Chicajro, June 21. The wages of the 1.000 members of the railway express I drivers and conductors' union will be ! increased on an average of 10 per cent I under the decision of the Chicago board of arbitration just made public. Seven j express companies in Chicago agree not j to discriminate against the union and to ! grant drivers extra pay fur Sunday- work. New York. .lime 21. fine of the lead ers of the Hungarian revolution, a com patriot of Kossuth and later a member of the staff of General Julius Stahl, in the civil V ar, is dead. St. Petersburg. June 2.1. Joseph Pet tersoh. an engineer of Milwaukee, died here today of smallpox. London, June 21. The rate of dis count of the Bank of Kngland was un changed today at -i per cent. Anaconda, Mont., June 21. The coron er's inouest over the boiv of Willam Nemo resulted in an acquittal for Mrs. Delia Kirk. The verdict returned was to the effect that Nemo shot himself while trying to kill Mrs. Kirk. Chicago. June 25 The strike of freight handlers in the houses of the Chicago Ai: Alton railroail as r"ir1-'1 by the offi cials of the road i a closed Incident. Work was resumed there today and thi vacancies caused by the walkout of 61 per cent of the men have b"en filled. Richmond. Va.. June 2.1 No further rioting growing out of the street car strike was reported today. The regi ments ordered to reinforce the military already here, have all arrived, and ooHooCeorco4e It Ever Stop ? the never-ceasing ache3 of the ever stop ? Many a sufferer mentally asks this question after vain efforts to find relief and cara tor backache, itiers is a cure, but you can't expect to find it o o o o unless you know tha cause of "that bad back." Most backache pains come from the kidney?, and the seat of the trouble must be o o o o o o o o o o o N attacked. Plasters, lin iments and lotions may relieve the ache, but wiil not cure, as they fail to o o o o o o o PROOF. o o o o o o The South's Greatest System. 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The Southern has adopted a J survey for the extension whirn embraces the tunneling of Lookout mountain. The proposed improvement wiil cost about Fyles Is Dying. New York, June 25. Franklin Fylei, th the veteran dramatic writer an playwright, is dying- at his home in thi city. lie is suftVrinq from locomotor ataxia and, according to his physician, can live but a short time. He w3 takcn with the disease tour years a.i but it became serious oniy recently. I Mr. Kyles is 55 years old. He has been prominent in dramatic circles mor than a quarter of a century. Startling Evidecae. Fresh testimony in great quantity is con stantly coming1 in, declaring lr. Kiiii a New Discovery for Consump-ion. Couyls and folds to be unquq-e':. A re'u; pr- sf!mi fr? m T. J. Mc Far ian-1. i-tor-ville. Va., Ft-rvf ;is pxi'.mpir, He writes: "1 had Hrouc'iitis f"r three yesrs and doc tored all th- time without hf-U g bene-Vfd. Thtn I began taking Dr. Kir. s Nw ZA very and a few boltlv? win;lly curd me." 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