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5 'vn ii i i i immiminmntiihmmimmKmmainmtmKmmta0amtii''''lZ 1 1 """ - The "Discovery" "j Ok tne Coda Cracker For years the humble soda cracker remained obscure and unappreciated. No one seemed to realize its food value no one seemed to know that it was one of the most nutritious rations obtainable. Then one day the soda cracker was "discovered." The NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY saw its value if properly pre sented to the public. They set about to bring its quality to the highest possible stand ard the result being Unsd3 Biscuit, which are to-day recognized as one of the staple foods of the American people. Nearly 400,000,000 packages of them have been sold, and the food value of the soda cracker is a settled fact. . v, n JL-J0-. o: - ?- US!! THE PASS Kansas Shippers Demand That This Be Done. Partakes of All Essentials of a Bribe. II AIL WAY LAWYERS HIT Condemn Sending Corporation Attorneys to Legislature. Executive Committee Is Named by Congressional Districts. "Wichita, Ka?.. Jan. 11. The execu tive committee selected by the freight rate convention met "Wednesday night and decided to call the new orguniza tion "The Kansas Civic league." The committee also elected J. S. George, of Hutchinson, as chairman of the executive committee, and George Plumb, of Emporia, as secretary. Those who will serve as the five com mitteemen at large have not been chosen. The committee feel that as their inner organization will have practically all to do with or the failure of the new those who shall serve chosen with great care, tive committee adjourned the success movement, should be The execu te meet on the call of Chairman George. At the close of the convention the delegations from all the congressional districts leported their members of lit state executive committee, as fol- lows: First Topeka countv. strict James A. Troutman. Kdwin Snyder, Jefferson Second district J. E. Wood and A. T. Atchison, of Allen county. Third district Senator S. M. Por ter, of Montgomery, and O. S. Gibson, i d" 'owiey. lourth district George Flunib Lyon, and Hen Heilbrun, of ( isagf Fifth district 1J. V. Couden Salina, and Harry McMillan, of' of of Ot- of of ta wa. Sixth district E. F. Madden. Ellis, and D. W. Kerry, of Jewell. Seventh district J. S. George, Reno, and D. Y. Blaine, f Pratt'. Eighth district K. T. Simmons. of Niraiier, ana su. jh. Jewett, of Sedg wick. These members are empowered to elect tive members from the state at large, making the total membership twenty-oti1. The county delegations will notify INCIPIENT CONSUMPTION. How Food Headed Off the Insidious Disease. The happy wife of a good old-fashioned Mich, farmer says: 'In the spring- of 1902, I was taken sick a general breaking down, as it were. I w as excessively nervous, could not sleep well at night, my food seem ed to do me no good, and I was so weak I could scarcely walk across the room. "The doctor said my condition was due to overwork and close confinement and that, he very much feared that consumption would set in. For several months 1 took one kind of medicine after another, but with no good ef fect in fact, I seemed to grow worse. "Then I determined to quit all medi cines, give up coffee and see what Grape-Nuts food would do for me. I began to eat Grape-Xuts with sugar and cream and bread and butler three times a day. "The effect was surprising! I began to gain flesh and strength forthwith, my nerves quieted down and grew nor mally steady and sound, sweet sleep came back to me. In six week's time I discharged the hired girl and com menced to do my own housework for a family of six. This was two years ago, and I am doing it still, and enjoy it." Name Given by Postum Co., Bat tle Creek, Mich. There's a reason. Read the little took, "The Road to Wellville," in pkgs. mi NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY the executive committee of the elec tion of the county organizers. At the close of the convention, on motion of W. R. -Stubbs, the Kansas semicentennial of 1911 was endorsed. A meeting of the executive commit tee was held at the Carey hotel last night. This committee has the power to appoint five more members from the state at large to act with it. Sev eral names were suggested but the committee decided to defer action un til more time could be had to discuss the qualifications of tne men sug gested. It is expected that Chair man J. S. George will call another meeting of the committee within the next five days to take up this matter. D. W. Blaine, of Pratt, was made chairman of a committee to draft a constitution and by-laws for the or ganization. Mr. Blaine said that action would be taken at once. Potter for Chairman. Thomas M. Potter of Peabody, who was made permanent chairman, deliv ered a brief address. Mr. Potter said that he realized that he was not looking into the faces of those who wished to tear down, but into the faces of business men, who feel their business interests are at stake. "As I .stand here it seems to me that somebody ought to be leaning forward with his ear the ground to hear the rumbling of the people's voices," he said. "1 stood in my stock yards and a representative of the corporate pow ers came to me and asked me 'how much can you stand." I want to say that when I am talked to that way my blood boils, and. furthermore, we have stood it long enough. "What combination can stand be fore the people when all of Kansas is united?" Mr. Potter used sarcasm in discuss ing legislators, delegates, congressmen, judges and others who rode on passes. He "touched up" Senator Long by re ferring to him as the I'nited States senator who was compelled to make four public efforts to explain his posi tion mi a single issue. He made a vigorous protest against railroad rep resentatives visiting state conventions and outlining the work of those con ventions. He dealt sarcastically wi;h all persons who took passes from the ra'lroads. and caused some amusement by referring to a soft place a man who took passes must have in his heart for the railroads. I'h'.tforni Is Adopted. The committee on resolutions on plat form, of which W. R. Stubbs is chair man, outlined the convictions of the meeting. Its report follows: "Resolved. That it is the sense of this convention that congress should confer upon the interstate commerce commis sion, upon their own motion or upon complaint, power and authority to alter, change or amend any rate, rule, regula tion, schedule or classification establish ed by any railroad company found to be unjust, unreasonable or discriminative; the same to be effective within a reason able time, subject to review of the su preme court; and that the president of the T'nited States be authorized to ap point an asistant attorney general, whose duty it shall be to make and prosecute complaints before the inter state commerce commission. Would Irolibit losses. "Resolved. That whereas passenger transportation has been determined by the supreme court to be property; and whereas the railroad companies give away this property in the form of passes to the amount of a great many thou sands of dollars every year, it is the sense of this convention that the inten tion of the railroad companies is to in fluence the recipients with these gifts and that it partakes of all the essentials of a bribe; that it is the further sense of this convention that these passes are among the most insidious insinuation and dangerous influence in the public life today, andw-e, therefore, recommend that a law be enacted which will make it a crime for a railroad company to give any person or persons, except bona fide railway employes, any form what ever of passenger transportation free. "If the above resolution is enacted, we favor the reduction of passenger rates to two cents a mile. Vniform Railroad Bookkeeping. "Resolved, That we favor a uniform system of railway bookkeeping, estab lished by the interstate commerce com mission under the supervision of the government, similar to the national banking system. "Resolved. That it is the sense of this convention that congress should appoint a commission to make the same sort of an investigation of all railroad expenses and accounts that have recently been made of the insur ance companies of this country, and we hereby recommend that our delegation in congress introduce and support a to4 i& Li 1 jV measure calling for such investiga tion. "Resolved, That we favor the enact ment in this state of the law known as the Massachusetts, Texas, Minnesota law, relative to the over-capitalization of railroads. Beware of Corporations. "Whereas, We, as individuals, would not employ or trust our cases in law or equity with an attorney or person under the influence or domination of those opposed to us; therefore, we con demn the practice of political parties nominating and electing representa tives to make laws for the government or control of corporations who are either the paid attorneys of such cor porations or are parties who are known to be under the influence of such cor porations, and that we urge upon all conventions of delegates to carefully scrutinize the antecedents of every can didate coming before them, with the view of ascertaining their relations to corporations who have been dominat ing the politics of Kansas. "Resolved. That we favor a primary system which provides for a direct vote for nomination of all delegates and of ficers, including I'nited States senators and would urge that all primaries be held by all parties on the same day. "Resolved, That, we favor a modifi cation of the tariff by its friends so as to enlarge our markets and at the same time prevent the control of all commodities by trusts." EMPLOYES MUST BE GOOD. El Puso & Southwestern to Riseliarre Frequenters of Saloons. El Paso. Tex., Jan. 11. Speedy dismis sal from the service has heen promised any employe of the El Paso and South western railroad who hereafter frequents any saloon or gambling house. The su perintendents of the two divisions have been requf sted to cut from the company's rolls the name of any man who is found In a gambling house or saloonwhen he is called for duty. H. J. Simmons, general manager of the Southwestern, has issued a bulletin re cently wnieh states the rule on this sub ject in strong terms: "Any employe of the system who is known to frequent saloon or gambling houses will be dismissed from the .servai-e. "Any trainman or engineman who is found in any saloon or gambling house when called to go on his run will be dis missed from the service- of the road. "Superintendents will rigidly enforce this ride." FOOD NOT MEDICINE. If all the treatments for consumption were put in book form it would make a pretty big library. But after all there has been little im provement over the old treat ment of rest, fresh air, sun shine, plain, wholesome food and Scott's Emulsion. The latter supplies nourish ment that cannot be secured in any other way, and after all, nourishment is what the consumptive needs first. A gain in weight, however slight, is a long step toward improvement. If there is the least thing to build on Scott's Emulsion will enable the pa tient to make that gain. Peo ple have gained a pound in weight from a bottle of Scott's Emulsion it's an exception when they don't. We have seen Scott's Emulsion take hold of a pa tient and brinor about a change for the better inside of a week.. It always helps even the most stubborn cases. SCOTT & BOWXE, 409 Pearl Street, New York. If TCI "I QrniY J. L. Bristow Explains Railroad Influence in Congress. Members Seek to IMease Most Potent Influence. ELECTION OF SENATOR. Railroads Have Much to Do With liis Selection. Advocates More Salary for Su preme Court Judges. J. L. Bristow of Salina, a candidate for TTniled States senator, devoted con siderable attention in his speech to the Kansas Civic league banquet at Wich ita last night to the reason for the large influence which railroads have in the United States senate. He said: IV Vv HSR AYilUaiu JUuiicy Harper, "It is of the highest importance to the people of an interior state like Kansas, that her senator and members of congress should be in sympathy with the interests of the shippers and producers more than with the interests of the transportation companies. A member of congress or senator, seeks to please the most potent influences that operate in his election. The rea son that United States senators hesi tate to antagonize the railroads is be cause they are so powerful in controll ing senatorial elections. One hundred and sixty men elvct a United States senator. The railroads, ramifying- every county as they do, can extend valuable favors, locally and otherwise, to those who are aspiring- to official position. They make it to their personal interest for them to do what they want. Men are frequently nominated for the legis lature who are pood citizens, have the confidence in a business way of their neighbors, but are known to be 'all right with the railroads.' because of the railroads' relation to their business in terests. If a lawyer, the hope of lu crative employment: if a shipper, spe cial favors, or the fear of retaliation. Or, if an ambitious politician, the fear of their power in opposing- his advance ment. The result is that when the leg islature meets, the railroads have great influence over the actions of many of its members. Candidates for the Sen ate seek the friendship of the influ ences that control the votes of the members, because it means to them success or defeat. This is why the railroads are strong- in the United States senate, not because the senators desire specially to favor them, but be cause they think it is to their political interest to do so, and as a matter of cold practical politics, it loo frequently is. When the people are aroused they are omnipotent in the political arena. They not only dominate convention, but sweep the elections with remark able unanimity. But they are only oc casionally aroused, and when the usual state of lethargy exists, the railroads can concentrate their influences and control conventions and legislatures. It is highly essential therefore, that the people take a more positive and per sistent interest in the nomination of their members of the legislature, con gressmen and senators. When these men understand that the friendship of the general public is of more value to them than the friendship of the rail roads, they will be more anxious to serve the public than the corpora tions." Mr. Bristow also urged that the at torney for the board of railroad com missioners and the members of the board, be given much larger salaries. He said that the present salaries are not enough to warrant good men in laying aside their ordinary vocations for the purpose of honestly conducting the affairs of these offices. He also took the following slap at A. D. Wal ker, one of the commissoiners, whose son is employed in the Rock Island legal department: "In the past some of our railroad commissioners, whose business it is to protect the people from unjust dis criminations, and unlawful and exces sive charges by the railroad com panies, have accepted personal favors from the attorneys and managers of these corporations. Some of them have had their children appointed to important positions in the service of the railroads. What would you think of a judge if. when passing upon a question between two litigants. he should accept a favor of preat finan cial and personal value from one of the litigants, yet, in the hisiory of this state the exact equivalent to this has been done by members of our board of railroad commissoiners." Mr. Bristow also urged that supreme court judges be given more pay. He said: "It is of the highest importance, not only to the commercial .industrial and --3. vr " i 4 . -. . .... :-: -".:. shipping interests of this state, but to the whole people, that the compensa lon of our supreme court judges be in creased two or two and a half times. Under no circumstances should it be less than $6,000 per year, and $7,500 would be better. Then, with a six year term, and the honor and dignity that goes with the position, we could expect lawyers of talent and ability to aspire, and having the high office, be more desirous of retaining it than of securing employment from the rail roads. "But only a small number of the evils growing out of the present trans portation system can be corrected by state laws. There must be federal legislation, by which the national gov ernment can enforce equity and fair ness in transportation charges. The export rate on wheat from Wichita to Galveston is 2 8 cents per hundred pounds, while the export rate on wheat from Kansas City to Galveston is 18 cents per hundred pounds, although Wichita is, by the shortest route, one hundred miles nearer to Galveston than Kansas City." CHICAGO'S LOSS. Dr. Harper Was One of the Foremost Educators of the Age. Chicago, Jan. 11. Dr. "Wm. Rainey Harper, who died here yesterday, had 5 fsrJ-Jm 1. f f ncm Who Dletl esloi-day. been president of the University of Chi cago since its inception and was one of the foremost educators and one of the most learned Hebrew scholars of his time. Death was due to cancer of the intestines. Three years ago Dr. Harper under went an operation for appendicitis and symptoms were then discovered . which led the surgeons to suspect that graver troubles might arise in the future, but tvaiT xi-rn tvin nf too indefinite a char acter to permit of an operation, and it was not until February 22, 1905, that the operation was decided upon to determine the nature and cvKe of severe abdom inal pains irem wnicn ne nau suut-i several months'.'. Dr. McBurney of New vnrb iYia famous snpcialist. in abdom- inal surgery, came to Chicago expressly for the operation, m wnicn n ir as sisted by Dr. Billings and Dr. Bevan of this city. At the outset of the opera tion it was discovered that Dr. Harper was suffering from a cancer and that the malady had progressed so far that an operation which would remove it would be fatal to the patient. A brief consultation of the surgeons resulted in i,,c,i,i tv;i- there was nothing more that could be done by them, and that the only hope ot uv. iiarpei my in remedial measures alone. Continued to Work. In a short time he left the hospital, knowing well that he was a doomed man that his disease could not be cured, and that his death must ensue within a short time, no matter what was done in the effort to avert it. No braver fight was ever made by anv man than by Br. Harper. He took up his duties at the university : hnd hannened and was at all times-apparently confident and cheerful. t.. ..!,. tbo holidavs a portion of his strength came back, and it was believed that under tne innuence ui 1 milder climate his health would im prove All preparations were made for the journey to the south, but at the last minute he was too feeble to attempt the trip and it was aban doned. During the last fortnight his strength had failed rapidly and it was evident to his medical attendants that the end could not be far off. Messages were sent to his immediate relatives and all of them were at the house when he died. Ordered His Funeral. Dr. Harper left a statement out lining his wishes for the ceremonies at his funeral. A detail which he em phasized, both in writing and in per son, was that no regular university exercise should be suspended except during the services of the funeral. The bodv will remain in charge of the family until Saturday. It will then be transferred to Haskell as sembly hall on the grounds, escorted by the university band, university senate and the university council, members of the senate and the council acting as pallbearers. The body will lie in state in Haskell hall until Sun day after midday under a guard of honor composed of students of the university. The funeral services will be in Mandel hall at the university Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. As nart of the exercises addresses will be delivered by President Faunce of Brown university, Chancellor An drews of the University of Nebraska, and Dean Judson of the University of Chicago. Beats the Music Cure. "To keep the body in tune," writes Mrs. Marv Brown. 20 Uafayette Place, Poush jjeep'sie. N. Y., "I take Dr. King's New Life Pills. They are the most reliable and pleasant laxative I have found." Best for the stomach, liver and bowels. Guar anteed by the Arnold Drug Co., S21 N. Kansas ave. Price 25c. Sale of Odds . ra I and Ends Our Friday Bargains are Sought After Because They are Bargains MEN'S .$12.50 and $10.00 Overcoats all lengths mm r s black and fancy-Friday 4 U U $20.00, $18.00, $15.00 Finest Suits and Overcoats, -g g newest styles in all sizes Friday p .jblt J D ANTS Tableful fine cassimere $3.50 $3.00 pants dark r, r f V colors-Friday ! ip.UU IpABLEFUL. $7 ?6 $5 Fancy H. S. & M. make i j Trousers all sizes Friday )0" VOUTH'S Overcoats were 58.50, swell broad-shouldered M rm effect four young men, loose flitting, with velvet collar J' a or of same material and detachable belt, Friday 4 VOUTH'S Overcoats extra long made with velvet collar 1 and belt. Oxford gray, 4 and $5 values. 14 to 19 f f O years' Friday J JJOYS, Double-breasted Knee Pant Suits made stylish in a variety of wool fabrics in dark Scotch mixtures, sizes 9 to 16 years, Friday. ., r DOYS' Double-breasted Belt Suits a very sensible and seiviceable made of Scotch cheviot mixtures, sizes 9 to 15 years, Friday DOYS' Shirts and Shirtwaists percale, 75c and $1 qual ity, slightly soiled 29c 19c 200 Pairs Boys' Cordu- roy Knee Pants 4 to 13 years 50c Men's fleece-lined and ribbed Underwear Friday S5c 50c Men's lined Work Gloves and Mits Friday 25c 2, S2.50 Men's Flannel Shirts Friday $1.35 50c 75c Flannel Night Shirts Friday 37c SNAP SHOTS AT HOME NEWS. Washburn will try to have a real track team this year. Washburn Review: "You can lead an ass to college but you can't make him think." Natural gas will be turned on this evening at the steam heating plant at the city hall. F. D. Coburn has been chosen as one of the vice presidents of the national irrigation congress. There will be a meeting of the ways and means committee at the council rooms Friday evening. There have been enough conventions in the city this week to keep the streets crowded with strangers. The streets and walks committee of the city council, meets this evening at the council chamber at 8:30. The fifth snow of the season hegan falling at 9 o'clock last night and con tinued intermittently nearly all night. The south approach of the street car bridge is being filled with cinders as a matter of protection from the spring floods. The Washburn College "Dramatic club will put on "The Woodbury Farm" by Jerome K. Jerome on Feb ruary 22. The Washburn basket ball team will play the Kansas State Agricultural college team two games at Manhattan next Saturday. Scott Kelsey of Oakland, a prominent resident of that eastern metropolis, states that the majority of the people of Oakland favor coming into Topeka. The street car company had its snow sweeper out long before it was light enought to see this morning sweeping the tracks so that traffic would not be obstructed. The first criminal case to be tried during the January term of court is the case of the state against David Brown who is charged with assault with in tent to kill. Mr. Will Taylor, who has been so seriously ill at Ptormont hospital for several weeks, has so far recovered that he will be taken to his home the first of next week. Jay W. Smith of the county clerk's office force has been engaged to sing the tenor role in the oratorio to be given at the dedication of Waldin Con servatory of Music at McPherson, on February 8. Councilman Nipps believes the idea of a paving company chartered by the Kansas avenue property owners to do the repaving of Kansas avenue is a good one and states that he will give it his support. Judge Dana heard the argument for a new trial in the Cooper divorce case vesterday afternoon. Mrs. Cooper was awarded $1,000 at the last term of court but is not satisfied with this amount. The case was taken under ad visement. J. W. O'Neill, formerly receiver of the Topeka water company and now con nected with the Smith Automobile com pany, has returned from Mount Vernon, Ohio, where he has been attending a meeting of the directors of the street railway. Mr. O'Neill is president of the company. The Topeka Edison company has installed thirty lamps on Kansas ave nue as a test of the service which they can give. After the expiration of ninety days, the duration of the test, the Edison company will make a for mal bid to the city council to do all r Organized 1868. Capital, Surplus and Solicits Tour 13iisiness - DIRECTORS : J. R. IMuivane. President. T. B. A. W. Knowles, Vice President. 3. W. Thurston, Cashier. ) gain for AH with Bloomer Pants suit for school wear, 3 and $3.50 quality, i 1 BOYS Heavy Hose fast at VOUTHS' Odd Pants in worsted and dark fancy materials $1.50 and $2 quality ( choice of the city's street lighting. Ths lamps installed on Kansas avenue are of the enclosed type, General Electrio company's make. The last automobile license to ba taken out is number 40 which is re corded in the name of C. E. Jewell. Twenty owners of automobiles are stilt running around in the cold without an automobile license. The receipts of the Topeka postoffira during the fiscal year ended June 30. 1905, amounted to $186,532. The expenses of the office during that period were as follows: Salary of postmaster, $3,500; special delivery service, $1,028; clerk; hire. $28,866; rent, light and fuel, $840; rural free delivery servioa, $24,313. Laura A. Cosley has asked Judge Dana for a legal separation from her husband, Andrew E. Cosley, who she charges with abuse and desertion. The petition further states that he has threatened to murder her and that she is afraid that he will carry out his threat; she also asks for the return of her maiden name, Laura A. Davis. G. A. Paul, city attorney; H. M. Dilly and A. J. Foucht, councilmen, and Fred Tidnam, manager of the Oklahoma City gas and electric light plant, all of Ok lahoma City, were in Topeka yesterday afternoon visiting at the city hall. They have been east for tw, weeks getting pointers on conducting municipal af fairs. "Horses ought not to be permitted to stand on Kansas avenue," said Street Commissioner Ramsey. "If the council passed an ordinance prohibit ing the hitching of horses on Kansas avenue and confining that sort of thing to the side streets, there would be a. great deal less dirt on the avenue. Kansas avenue ought to be kept aa clean as it is possible to keep it." E. K. Plomondon of Chicago and hi9 son are here for the Kansas poultry show at the Auditorium and are guesta of his father, P. Plomondon, 1114 Quincy street. He has an exhibit of pigeons at the Fhow and his cousin, Charles A. LeBeau, also of Chicago, who has an exhibit of homing pigeons is a guest o the Plomondon family. A Topeka girl who recently lort hep dog went to the police station to asle the force to make an effort to find him. She was received with the blase indif ference which characterizes police offi cers and was told that although they could not give her much encouragement they "might accidentally find him." "I guess," the girl retorted, "it's a cer tainty if this force finds anything it would be an accident." A public installation of M. W. A. lodge No. 2800 will take place tonight at Sixth avenue and Jackson street. The following officers will be installed: Consul, Will Van Orsdal; advisor, J. E. Smelser: banker, C. II. Kutz; clerk, Edvard H. Herrick. Hoy Penwell, deputy head consul, will be in charge of the installation. A quartette will furnish music. Dancing will follow the installation. A Modern Miracle. "Truly miraculous seemed the recovery of Mrs. Mollie Holt of this place," writpa j o. R- Hooper, Woodford, Tenn., "sh was so wasted by coughing up puss from her lungs. Doctors declared her end so near that her family had watched by her bedside 48 hours; whn, at my urgent re quest Dr. King's New Discovery waa given her, with the astonishing result that improvement began and continued until she finally completely recovered and is a healthy woman today." Guaranteed cure for coughs and colds. 50c and $1.00 at the Arnold Drug Co., 821 N. Kansas ave. Trial bottle free. State De-positoiry. Profits, 8400,000 Sweet, A. Washburn, J. Mulvane. M. A. Low. J. P. Grlswold. Charles Wolff, J. W. Farna-worth. E. Wilder.