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( " 1 1 i J RAILBOADJEWS. Future Plans of the Hock Island i Management. Ufeat ItM'rense inMilenge Dur ing Next Two Vears. WILL ACQUIRE ROADS. t'oTer All Points Along Gulf of Mexico. Frisco A V ill Hring in Products of Oklahoma. Crpat as has lifn the extension of the F.ock Island system In the last two years, k has by no means reached Its limit. Plans have been already adopted for lurther extensions,, to be completed within two years, which will add very maferirtlly to the iniiias? of the whole. Anionfr the accessions decided upon are thr-'followjng: Iti addition to the recent purchase of a ,'ialf interest in Houston and Texas Central, an interest In Houston, Kast aid West Texas, Houston and Shreve pnrt, and San Antonio and Aransas lhss is certain. The. position of the VTrisco and Itock Island lines in Texas .Tiakes either these lines essential or else the building of lines ti parallel them. Parallel construction Is me last thing that the Ho'-k Island proposes. 'Frisco and Jiock Island trains will run from Memphis to New Orleans and from a point south of Memphis across country to Houston and Galves ton. In this territory also the system will avoid paralleling existing or pro jected lines. The routes will be obtain ed, but in the obtaining of them neither their future nor the future of the lines of Missouri Pacific or Iron Mountain will be endangered. From Galveston and Houston the sys tem will operate a coast line running through Sirton and touching the Mexi can border at Brownville, Texas. This line will tap every port on the gulf coast from the boundary to Galveston. It will put the system in a better positi'm than even the Southern Pacific to bid for the coastwise traffic and whatever commerce may flow through these coast ports from Central or South America. LINE TO FOLLOW MEXICAN COAST Beyond Brownville a line will follow the Mexican coast to Tampico, connect ing at that port with the new line of the Mexican Central and making with it the shortest line by loO miles from gulf ports, St. Louis, Chicago, etc., to Mexico City. From Brady, Texas, to Sinton the sys tem will operate a direct line via the Frisco and Aransas Pass, giving it by far the shortest existing or projected line from Kansas City and similarly situated cities to Mexico and the far south. Other trunk lines at present under construction are those between St. Louis and Kansas City along the valley of the Missouri, and from Memphis to Tecum cara, which will be created by the com pletion of the Choctaw extension. The various parts of the system will be very materially benefited by the con , Foiidations that have been accomplish 'j ed. TTotably is the position or Chicago and fRstern Illinois bettered by the merger. Formerly a tremendous amount of coal and lumber traffic originating on Choc taw was carried to St. Louis over the Iron Mountain and distributed at that joint between the various Chicago lines. Shis entire tonnage will flow north from the Choctaw division of the new system over the St. Louis, Memphis and South eastern to St. Louis, and from St. Louis will reach Chicago via the new line of . Chicago and Eastern Illinois now being ; pushed through as rapidly as possible. ; The entire division of the St. Louis & San Francisco southeast from Kansas i City to New Orleans, as it will be com l pleted bv the putting in commission of te Louisiana & Arkansas, will receive 30 per cent more tonnage than It could possibly have secured without the co operation of Hock Island lines south and west of Kansas City. On the other hand, the Kansas City St. Louis line now under construction by the Rock Island assumes new im portance in connection with the short route from the latter point to Chicago. GARDEN SPOT OF THE COUNTRY. The lines of the Rock Island, west of the Fort Worth division, are in a posi tion to receive what benefit may arise from the fact that the local lines of the Frisco cover the Oklahoma and Indian Territory farm lands more thoroughly than any other system. This territory 13 new and has never yet showed its true traffic developing capacity, so that it Is necessary to take the word of its friends for the fact that it is capable of pro ducing more agricultural tonnage than any equal section of the Union with the possible excet. tion of southeastern Kan sas. It is almost unnecessary to add that the Choctaw east of Fort "Worth and the new lines of the Frisco from the Red River to New Orleans via Shreveport will share in any future that may lie ahead of this territory. First Load of New Wheat. Larned. July 9. The first load of new Wheat of the crop of l'J03 was bought ' Wednesday by the Grant Milling com pany of this city from J. G. Edwards. f The wheat bad been sown on old ground and is not by any means a fair sample of this year's crop. It tested fifty-nine pounds and sold for HS cents per bushel. Railroad Men Have Mining Fever. Dalhart, Texas, July 9. The Cuerro Mining company. R. A. Stewart, presi dent, Dalhart, Texas, organized recent ly for a million shares, under the laws of New Mexico, and is now on the mar ket at 10 cents per share. Stewart is an old ('. R. I. P. locomotive engi neer and struck it rich in copper near Where may it be bought ? Gorham Silver is to be found at all re sponsible jewelers. Insist on seeing the Gorham trade-mark on every arti cle of silverware you buy. It does not add to the cost, but does guarantee the value. STEWLINO Conont, New Mexico, a little town on the Rotk Island in New Mexico a few miles south of Dalhart. All the boys between Chicago and Santa Kosa are falling; in line and tak ing; stock. It is expected good dividends wUl result, inasmuch as the ore assays over $100 to the ton, and is close to transportation. There are thousands of acres staked out adjunct to this Siew rrt claim. NOW GOING SOUTH. N. K. & G. Road Hunting for More Bond Bonuses. McPherson. Kan.. July 9. Delegates from Lindsborg. McPherson, Mound ridge and ail over the county held a meeting in the court room to ciscuss the question of voting bonds for the Ne braska. Kansas & Gulf railroad which is planned to be built running north and south thtough the county through Lindsborg and McPherson. N. J. Snoup and George F. Wolf for the new road, were at the meeting and proposed that by the voting of JoO.000 in bonds the road would be built through McPherson county north and south taking in Lindsboig and McPher son: $2"), 000 to be paid when the road is completed and operated to the south line of the county and the remaining $J;,ooo when completed and in operation as tar as the Indian Territory. The mass meeting decided to vote bonds providing the road was built through Lindsborg, McPherson and Moundridge. . Mr. Reddig has been in 'Philadelphia and New York for the past few weeks on business connected with the road, and he has expressed his desire that the elections in McPherson, Harvey, Sedg wick and Cowley counties to be held not later than the 11th of August. The company is anxious to commence work on the road at once and already the work of securing the right of way is in progress in Ottawa county and will start in a few days in Saline. The com pany is buying the land direct rrom the farmers, preferring to deal direct with the owners rather than through the usual method of condemnation that too often leaves the farmers dissatisfied and does not give them an adequate price for the land needed by the road. The county commissioners of Cloud county met Friday and subscribed the stock authorized by the election and the line is now clear to the northern line of this county, and it is hoped that the company will decide in favor of the re vised proposition. If it does this peti tions are already prepared to be cir culated throughout the county request ing a special election for the purpose of voting bonds. KOCK ISLAND-FRISCO CHANGES New Time Table and New Appoint ments on Merged Lines. Kansas City, Mo., July 9. There will be several important changes in pas senger train service as a result of the Rock Island-Frisco merger. A new time card is being prepared, which will be come effective in about ten days. The Frisco's train from St. Louis to Ells worth, Kan., will be diverted to the Rock Island tracks at Medora for the ten mile run to Hutchinson, Kan., which, under the new arrangement, will be the western terminus of the train. A return train will run from Hutchin son to St.-Louis. leaving Hutchinson at 10:35 a. m. and arriving in St. Louis the following morning at Y:35 o'clock. The next move in connection with the Rock Island-Frisco merger will prob ably be the consolidation of the freight offices of the two systems. It is under stood that there will be no consolidation of offices except in cities foreign to both lines where both systems are represent ed by agents.. J. A. Middleton, general freight agent of the St. Louis & San Francisco line, has been appointed general freight agent of the Rock Island's Kansas City St. Louis line. As in the case of Alex Hilton, who has been appointed passen ger agent of the same line. Mr. Middle ton's new appointment will not conflict with his position with the Frisco sys tem. SAVE TELEGRAPH BILLS. Cipher Code Cuts Down on 5,000,000 Messages a Month. Efforts are being made in many di rections by railroad companies to re duce cost of operation, and in this di rection the Baltimore and Ohio is achieving a degree of success. A re cent innovation is a cipher code for the use of the transportation department, which will reduce the number of words per message materially. It has been carefully prepared and single words supplant entire sentences. Some idea of the requirements of a big system like the Baltimore and Ohio may be gained from the statement that 5.000, 000 telegraph blanks are used each month for the company's business over its own wires, exclusive of train or ders. An order has been entered by the United States Circuit Court at Detroit. Mich., discharging the receiver of the Detroit and Toledo Shore Line Railroad. Directly afterwards attorneys for the different companies interested in the road met and the property was form ally transferred to the Grand Trunk and Clover Leaf railroads. The mort gage of $3,000,000, held by the Detroit Trust Company, has been discharged. CANADA LAND POPULAR. New Country Is Being Sought by Farmers for Homes. Canadian Pacific directors express much satisfaction at the report submitted to them by the land department for the fiscal yrnr ended June 3'. It shows that the re r ipts exited by nver $ I. Art. no those of the previous year. The increase in total acre age sold was cot responding! v great, the aggregate for 1!K)3 being over a million acres more than in the year 1W2. The monthly returns for June are relatively more favorable than the other months. In the last month the total acreage sold In creased nearly one-third over that of last June, and the average price has gone to $4.07. hh compared with $3.70 last year. A director of the company states that very little land is being S'Tld in the vicinity of the large towns where the value is in crrusing rapidly. The exact annual and monthly figures are as follows: Acres sold in hoi, ending June 30.. 2.(530.529 Acrts sold in Ur, ending June 30.. Total price land sold 1!hC! tt.ttW.'ifin Total price land sold Y& $5,143,812 Acres sold in June. lr"Vl 34f.:St Acres sold iu June. 1!02 224. n73 Total price June. liSXi $1,421,451 Total price June. VA'l $T7,22 PARALLEL ROCK ISLAND. Santa Fe Preparing to Build Its Cut oft in New Mexico. Albuquerque. N. M., July 9. Santa Fe surv yors on the proposed Santa Fe cut-off are camped near Tucumcari. j It is said that this road will parallel the iuu k. isia-o irom near Santa Rosa to l.og:n and thence take a northeasterly diversion via Texline to a point on the Santa Fe in Kansas. RO0I I3L1XO O? CDUa3E Gets the Credit for a New Project of Great Magnitude. A prominent business concern of Globe, Arizona, recently received a let ter from the president of a hanking and brokerage company, located in one of the cities of the middle west, mak ing inquiries as to the location of coat and timber lands in Arizona, and from which it appears there is a well organ ized project for the building of a new trunk line of railroad throueh New JACOB A. .Vt. -Jr AX N v. v' There are strong influences at work Cantor the next fusion candidate for ident of the Borough of Manhattan and in the state senate. New York is a stro date cannot be elected without Democr Mayor Low has converted into enemies members of the police and fire depart Mr. Cantor could appeal successfully to success. Mexico and Arizona to the Pacific coast. The letter is as follows: "Gentlemen I am interested in building a railroad through your ter ritory from a point along the Rock Island road above White Oaks ana between White Oaks and Santa Rosa. New Mexico, through the Black Mesa forest reservation. White Mountain reservation, Prescott forest reservation and the Colorado Indian reservation of Arizona. Can you tell me of any coal or timber lands in your district, and would you be of any assistance to us if we made it to your interest? We have raised ten million dollars to build 1.200 miles of railroad through the cen ter of Arizona, New Mexico and Cal ifornia. Can you send us any sample of coal along your district and report of the coal and timber land? Let us hear from you by return mail." DANGER FROM GAS. Some of Oil Used for Fuel Is Filled With Gas. It has been demonstrated that the Texas fuel oil carries a larger per cent age of gas than any other oil in use. Therefore utmost precaution must be taken in handling the tank cars, and in many cases it has been discovered that the employes have left the tanks go for months without cleaning for the fear of fatal results to the men who have to go into the cars. At Bakersfield the cars are clcr.ned as soon as empty and this practice is said to also obtain in Olinda. It is said that a man can go into the Olinda or Bakrsfield tank cars as soon as empty without having them steamed first. The Santa Paula oil is more on the quality of the Texas oil as it carries a great amount of gas and numerous persons have been as phyxiated by descending into the tanks before they are steamed. GREAT TOWN FOR ORDERS. All Railroad Organizations Are Strong at Dalhart, Tex. Dalhart, Texas. July 9. A great de velopment in secret orders is on here. With a population of 2.000, nearly every order is represented with a member ship that is truly amazing. The A. F. & A. M. has some 50 live, wide awake members. The Railroad Conductors, 35; Brotherhood Locomotive Engineers, 35; Brotherhood Locomotive Firemen, 35; Brotherhood Trainmen, 40; Brotherhood Railroad Clerks, 40; Woodman of the World, 48; Carpenters' Union, 30; Maca bees. 30; I. O. O. F., 25; K. P., recently organized, 125. An Eastern Star, chapter and eom mandery, are now being organized. Harvest Help Badly Needed. Larned, July 9. The farmers In this county are thus far unable to get men enough to harvest their immense crop of wheat. Fully three hundred hands There have been times when the wild beasts have been more merciful than human beings, and spared the woman cast to them in the arena. It is astonish ing how little sympathy women have for women. In the home the mistress sees the maid with the signs of suffering she recognizes so well, but she does not lighten the sick girl's load by a touch of her finger. In the store the forewoman sees the pallor and exhaustion which mark womanly weakness, but allows nothing for them. It is work or quit. Doctor Pierce's Favorite Prescription makes weak women strong and sick women well, by curing the womanly diseases which undermine the health and sap the strength. "Favorite Pre scription " establishes regularity, dries weakening drains, heals inflammation and ulceration, and cures female weak ness. "When I first commenced using Dr. Plerce'n medicines." writes Mrs George A. Strong, of Gan.sevoort, Saratoga Co., N. Y. M I was sutter iug from female weakness, a disagreeable drain, bearing-down pains, weak and tired feeling all the time. I dragged around in that wav for two years, then I began taking your medicine. After taking the first bottle 1 began to feel better. I took four botles of Dr. Pierce's Favor ite Prescription, two of Golden Medical Dis covery,' one vial of the ' Pleasant Pellets.' also used one bottle of Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy. Now I feel like a new person. I can't thank you enough for your kind advice and the food your medicine has done me." " Favorite Prescription " makes weak women strong, sick women well. Ac cept no substitute for the medicine which vorks wonders for weak women. Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets are the most desirable laxative for delicate women. w CANTOR. 1 t in New York city to make Jacob A. mayor. He is a Democrat, is now pres- was for several terms Democratic leader ng Democratic city, and a fusion candi- atic votes. It is argued that while the Germans, the saloon-keepers, the ments and other powerful voting factors, those and other strong elements for are yet needed and very few are coming in.. Crowds of men from the country meet every train in hopes of getting hands. Many harvest crews through the country have begun work with but one barge, which necessarily makes the work very slow. Unless more men can be gotten soon, much wheat will be lost by not being cut at the right time. WANT 100 MEN. Work on the Parsons Shop Improve ments Has Commenced. At Parsons, Kan., ground for the new roundhouse of the M. K. & T. has been staked off and the engineers are sur veying the ground for the new yards in the northwest part of the city. Work on both the yards and the roundhouse will begin at once and the road now wants 100 additional men in Parsons. The new roundhouse will occupy the ground in what was formerly tne shop pond, and in addition to the roundhouse another shop building connected with the roundhouse and extending south will be built, the dimensions of which will be 40 by 100 feet. The work will be push ed to completion as speedily as possible and within the next few months the road will expend $2Sfl,000 in these im provements. After these improvements are completed the road will proceed to erect additional shop buildings- in order to more than double the shop capacity in this city. . ' . The plans now proposed for shop ex tensions in Parsons will cost the road over $1,500,000 during the next two years. STOP AN INJUNCTION. St, Louis Ticket Brokers Are Still Fighting for Life. St. Louis, July 9. St. Louis ticket brokers will be able to continue doing business in non-transferrable and any other kinds of railroad transportation, until next October, despite the injunc tions recently issued against them by the judges of the St. Louis circuit court. Judge Valliant of the supreme court of Missouri has made this possible by directing writs of prohibition to issue restraining the circuit judges from en forcing their injunctions and ordering them, as well as the railroad companies interested, to show cause at the October term why the writ of prohibition should not be made permanent. Santa Fe Central Near Completion. Santa Fe. N. M., July 9. The grad ing camp of the Santa Fe Central rail way arrived in Santa Fe today and graded the yards and entrance into the city preparatory to the arrival - of the track laying machine next Monday. The two track laying forces between Moriarity and Kennedy are only 15 miles away. A heavy rain which fell at Kennedy today did not interfere with the work of completing the overhead bridge over the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe tracks at Galisteo switch. Considering Through Rates. Chicago, July 9. A joint meeting of representatives of the passenger de partments of raiiroad from New Eng land to the Pacific coast was held today for the purrose of considering a proper division of through rates between east ern and western limits. The rate clerks have been at work on the subject for several months and the figures compiled bv them were submitted to the passen ger traffic officials at today's meeting. Rock Island Man Promoted. W. F. Ladd, traveling auditor of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railroad, with headquarters in Kansas City, has been promoted to special traveling audi tor with headquarters at Chicago. Mr. Ladd has been succeeded by W. H. Roache, who comes to Kansas City from Esterville, Iowa. ABOUT RAILROAD PEOPLE. Trainmaster Austin of the Santa Fe is out on an inspection trip over the lines un der his supervision. The Santa Fe has about ight cars of grain at Lawrence which was Injured in Kansas City during the flood. Charles Brown of the Santa Fe paint shop will leave shortly for Colorado, where he has secured a better position. The Santa Fe wrecker went to Ottawa vesterdav to put an engine back on the track which was derailed by running into an open switch. Rev. R. E. McBride. pastor of the Park dale M. E. church, will address the Rail road Y. M. C. A. meeting tomorrow noon at the coach shop. H. R. Stringer, stenographer to A. E. Sweet, assistant to the general manager, returned to Topeka yesterday from a short visit with friends in Nebraska. John Crawford, a local Santa Fe switch man, has returned to Topeka after a short stav in Osage county. Mr. Crawford's home in North Topeka was made uninhab itable by the high waters. H. U. Mudge. general manager of the Santa Fe. and J. E. Hurley, general su perintendent of the same road, returned yesterday from a short inspection trip over the western lines of the road. Santa Fe westbound trains were several hours late into Topeka yesterday. Most of these trainss were rilled with homeseek ers and were late in getting out o Chica go. Nearly all through trains carried ex tra coaches. Harry Sturgis. formerly of the general manager's office, is now working in the office of C. W. Kouns, superintendent of transportation for the Santa Fe. He is succeeded in the general manager's office by Alfred Osden. C. H. Ponsonby Is a new stenographer In the office of J. M. Oruber, general 3U oerintendent of the Rock Island. Mr. Ponsonby comes from St. Paul, where he was Mr. Oruber's stenographer when he had his headquarters there. Mr. Oeorge W. Bowhay has returned to worn m tne onice or vv. J. Healy, freight auditor for the Santa Fe. sfter an ab sence of about a year. Mr. Bowhay was obliged to quit work on account of nis health, but he is now much improved. Walter Horn, ticket clerk for the Santa Fe at Albuquerque. N. M., is visiting friends in Topeka for a few days. Mr. Horn was formerly night ticket clerk in the local Santa Fe ticket office, but left here last spring for Albuquerque. The baseball team in the ticket auditing department of the Santa Fe general offices has accepted the challenge which was re ceived several days ago from the manager of the team In the office of the general storekeeper at the shops. The game will be played on the Lowman Hill grounds a week from Saturday. Mr. W. H. Cundy, traveling passenger agent for the Denver and Rio Orande railroad, was in Topeka yesterday and expressed himself as being of the opinion that this season's Colorado traffic would be the heaviest in the history of trans-continental railroads.Mr. Cundy says that Den ver, Colorado Springs and Manitou are not as popular for summer resorts as they formerly were. Most of the tourists go up higher into th mountains. There they can get away from civilization and can en joy themselves thoroughly. Today is the last day of the Santa Fe's rates to Denver account the annual inter national convention of the United Society of Christian Endeavor which will be held in Denver from July 9 to 13. From east of Chicago unusual reductions in rates have ben made and in conjunction with the Santa Fe very liberal limits and other privileges fcave been granted on Christian Endeavor tickets. Various stop overs were arranged for and the Santa Fe has done everything to make the trip to Denver a pleasant one for the Christian Endeavor ers. So far the ticket agents all report a big Christian Endeavor business. NEW SET OF RULES. An Effort to Prevent Fraud in Indian Land Matters. Washington, July 9. Commissioner Jones of the Indian office has formulat ed an entirely new set of regulations governing the alienation and leasing by Indians of land allotted to them by congress. Charges of land grabbing by unscrupulous persons in these lands have reached the interior department principally from the Creek nation. The new regulation will go into effect as soon as they are approved by Secret tary Hitchcock who is out of the city. Acting Secretary Ryan said today that In his opinion the change made by the commissioner would preclude the pos sibility of fraud on a large scale, al though they might not alt Aether pro tect the Indians from disposing of their lands for less than the real value. It is said that regulations will provide for the certification of values by a properly constituted board, which shall be as far as possible free from all improper influence. Fashionable Atchison Wedding. Atchison Kan., July 9. Miss Mabel Harwi of Atchison, and Harrison P. Shedd of New York, were married at the Congregational church last evening. Miss Kdith Harwi of Boston, was maid of honor and Miss Eva Day of Kansas City, and Miss Julia Simmons of Leav enworth, bridesmaids. The best man was John G. Houston of Chicago. The bride is a daughter of A. J. Harwi, a wholesale hardware dealer of Atchison, and the groom is a New York buyer for Marshall Field & Co. . ; Argentine's Waterworks. Argentine, Kan., July 9. The Argen tine Water & Light company received a new fifty foot stack for its plant yester day to replace the one destroyed by the flood. The stack was received from the Belt line cars near the Old Southern bridge and taken across the river to the plant on sand barges. The stack will be erected on the plant today and as the machinery and dynamos have been cleaned and repaired the plant will prob ably start the pumps tomorrow. Can Stay a Week Longer. Washington, July 9. The Navy de partment has decided to allow the European squadron to remain about a week longer than was intended in Eng lish waters. Orders today were sent to Admiral Cotton to leave in time to ar rive in Lisbon on the twenty-second instant, which will involve his sailing on the 17th. The eKarsarge is author ized to remain in England until that date, when she will sail for Maine to rejoin the North Atlantic squadron. He Forged Czolgosz's Name. Los Angeles, July 9. Frank P. Fei ten, of Cleveland, who forged the as sumed name under which Joseph Czolgosz, brother of the assassin was traveling while in Los Angeles, was to day fined $250 in the United States dis trict court. Feiten obtained $15 on a postal money order by forging Czol gosz's name. Manhattan Bids Too High. Manhattan, Kan., July 9. The con tracts for the new auditorium and creamery buildings were not awarded by the building committee of regents at the State Agricultural college, as was expected, all bids exceeding the appro priation. A Salina Wedding. Salina, Kan., July 9. M. E. O'Neill, a traveling man, representing the Rich-ards-Conover Hardware company of Kansas City, was married here to Miss Emma Harms. They left Wednesday afternoon for a wedding trip to Kansas City arid points in Missouri. Postmaster General Payne Returns. Tirachlnvlnn .Tnlv 9 Pnstmastpr General Payne has returned to Wash ington rrom his Drier outing m ine Catskills. Because of fatigue he de clined to see inquirers on post office matters. Night Was Her Terror. "I would cough nearly all night." writes Mrs. Charles Applegate, of Alexandria, Ind., "and could hardly get any sleep. 1 had consumption so bad that if I walked a block I would cough frightfully and spit blood, but, when all other medicines failed, three $1.00 bottles of Dr. King s New Discovers- wholly cured me and I gained 58 pounds." It's absolutely guaranteed to cure roughs. Colds. La Grippe. Bronchitis and all Throat and Lung Troubles. Price 50c and $1.00. Trial bottles free at Arnold Drug Co.. 821 North Kansas avenue. THE PURE . GRAIN COFFEE If you use Grain-O in place of coffee you will enjoy it just as much for it tastes the same ; yet, it is like a food to the system, dis tributing the full substance of the pure graia with every drop. TRY IT TO-DAY. At grocers eTcrywhere ; 15c and 25c per jckag PE-RU-NA BisM-o WOMEN Says Dr. M. C Gee, of San Francisco. A constantly Increasing number of physicians prescribe Peruna In their regular practice. It has proven its merits so thoroughly that even the doctors have overcome their prejudice against so-called patent medicines and recommend it to their patients. "I Advise Women to Use Pe-ru-oa," Says Dr. Gee. Dr. M. C. Gee is one of the physicians who endorse Peruna. In a letter writ ten from 513 Jones street, San Francisco, Cal., he says: "There is a general objection on the part of the practicing physician to ad vocate patent medicines, but when any one medicine cures hundreds of people, it demonstrates its own value and does not need the endorsement of the pro fession. feruna has performed so many wonderful cures in San Francisco that I am convinced that it is a valuable remedy. I have frequently advised its use for women, as I find it insures regular and painless menstruation, cures leucorrhcea and ovarian trou bles, and builds up the entire system. "I also consider it one of the finest catarrh remedies I know of. 1 heartily endorse your medicine." M. C. Gee, M. D. Mrs. E. T. Gaddis, Marion, N. C, Is one of Dr. Hartman's grateful patients. She consulted him by letter, followed his directions, and is now able to say the following: "Before I commenced to take Peruna I could not do any hard work without suffering great pain. I took Peruna, and can say with pleasure that it has done more for me than any other medi cine I have ever taken. Now I am as well as ever; I do all my own work and it never hurts me at all. I think Pe runa is a great medicine for woman kind." Mrs. E. T. Gaddis. Women are especially liable to pelvic catarrh, female weakness as It is com monly called. If you do not derive prompt and satisfactory results from the use of Peruna, write at once to Dr. tlartman, giving a full statement of your ease, and he will be pleased to give you his valuable advice gratis. Address Dr. tlartman, President of The Hartman Sanitarium, Col umbus, Ohio. GOING AWAY THIS SUMMER? Detroit and return Tickets on sale daily; final limit October 31st Cleveland, O., and return On sale daily; final limit October 31st. Denver, Pueblo, Colorado Springs and return : -817.50 Tickets on sale daily June 1 to Sept. 30 ; final limit returning, Oct. 31. Glenwood Springs and Salt Lake City and return 830.50 t Tickets on sale June 1st to Sept. 30th; final limit returning Oct. 31st. Liberal stop-over privileges allowed on above tickets. Famous Harvey X Eating Houses, rock ballast track, observation car, free chair cars. Detroit and return 822.25 Account International Convention Epworth League. Tickets on sale i July 14 and 15; can be extended to leave Detroit as late as August 15. San Francisco and return -84:5.00 Account National Encampment G. A. R. Tickets on sale Aug. 1 to 14, J incl. Destination can be made Los Angeles on this ticket ; final limit returning, Oct. 15. J Denver, Colo., and return 815.00 3 Account International Convention Christian Endeavor. Tickets on sale July 1 to 10, inclusive : final limit August 31. $ Baltimore and return 831.25 3 Annual Meeting Grand Lodge of Elks. ' Tickets on sale July 17 and 18 ; i final limit returning July 31. 4 San Francisco and return 850.00 2 Tickets on sale July 1 to 10 ; final limit returning, Aug. 31. J Send for Literature of Northern Lake Resorts : Agent for all Steamer 3 Lines. For full particulars relative to Rates, Folders, Connections, J and Sleeping-Car Reservations, .address T L KING C. P. & T. A., Topeka. $ a- A. A afc aTsi atfc a s afc a"h aTa A Notice to Epworth Leaguers For the accommodation of Leagures who will attend the International Convention, Ep worth League, Detroit, Mich., July 16th to 19th, 1903, the ROCK ISLAND SYSTEM will operate modern 16-section Pullman Tourists sleeping cars from Wichita to De troit, to run through via Chicago and the Wabash R. R., leaving Wichita 9:50 a.m. July 14th. Diagrams now open. Make res ervations through nearest Rock Island Agt. or A. E. COOPER, Try the 1 Journal Want Columns for Quick Returns. Peruna occupies a unique position In medical science. It Is the only Internal systemic catarrh remedy known to the medical profession today. Catarrh, as every one will admit, is the cause of one-half the diseases which afflict man kind. Catarrh and catarrhal diseases afflict one-half of the people of tha United States. 1 -$22.25 824.50 return 829.50 AAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA A a T VI C7J. 5 Division Passenger Agent, Topeka, Kansas.