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Makes the finest, lightest, best flavored biscuit, hot
breads, cake and pastry.
Royal Baking Powder is of highest quality, always
pure, wholesome, uniform. The contents of each can are
exactly like every other, and will retain their strength and
freshness regardless of climate or season.
Remember that Royal is a pure, cream of tartar ba
king powder, absolutely free from alum or phosphatic acid.
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and Aiusi-phcsphalc powders ate injurious
.Do Mot Uss Tnem
I'c ef Trust Discovered Trying to
Bribe Reporters.
President Orders Facts in the
Case SSade Public.
Dropped in 31any (Quarters by
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II mil red Dollars Forced on One
"an as Christmas Present.
Chicago. Jan. '27. The Record-Herald
today says:
The rpvH;itifr,s from Washington
la iir.g with an attempt to influence
public opinion in favor of the Cliicago
beef packers, were not wholly a sur
prise to a majority of the newspaper
iin who have been -connected hr a pro
fessional way .with', .the., governmental
Investigation of the packing - , business
and the subsequent, proceedings result
ing in the in4ictreer.ts- urieter which the
packers were being prosecuted. The
federal grand jury which voted the In
dictments had. been in session but a
short time when rumors began to float
about that certain newspaper reporters
bad been aptroached.
Proof that offers of money had been
mads to reporters came into the posses
sion of United States District Attorney
Morrison, while the grand jury was
making jts investigation. No evidence
could be obtained, however, that anv of
the offers had been accepted. As a
matter of fact the government's, infor
mation was first obtained from newspa
per men who had been given the indirect
bint that they could make some "easy
money" if they wished.
It was through these vague intima
tions that venal reporters were being-
ubs-idized, so to speak, that Attorney
Morrison reached the conclusion that
the interests of the government de
manded the assistance of the secret
service. The matter was placed in the
hands of Chief "Wiikie at Washington.
For a time while the federal grand
jury was pursuing its investigation
nearly every newspaper reporter con
nected with the case was aware that he
was being "shadowed" by secret service
operatives. The espionage -of the gov
ernment over the representatives of the
publishing companies has never reiaxed
since the beginning of, the grand jury
last March.
President Orders Publicity. j
Washington, Jan. 27. By authority
of President Roosevelt, correspond
ence was made public at the White
House relating to methods alleged to
have been employed by attorneys for
the beef packers who are under indict
ment at Chicago, to influence public
opinion in behalf of the packers.
The documents consist of a com
munication made to Attorney General
Moody by United states District At
torney Morrison, setting out certain
alleged facts regarding the payment of
a sum of money to a. Chicago newspa
per reporter by one of the attorneys
for the beef packers; a letter from the
attorney general to the president
transmitting Mr. Morrison's report,
expressing the opinion that no way ex
isted under the law by which the al
leged offense could be punished; and
a letter from the president to the at
torney general directing the publica
tion of the correspondence in order
that the public might be informed of
one situation, at least, which the gov
ernment has to meet in prosecuting
the case against the packers.
The letter of District Attorney Mor
rison to Attorney General Moody is as
."Sir I have the honor to say that on
the 27th day of December, 1005, Judge
George W. Brown, who is one of the
attorneys for the packers in the 'beef
trust' case, gave to a Mr. Hasler, who
is a reporter for the Inter Ocean, and
who reports the proceedings of the
'beef trust' case, a certain amount of
money, ostensibly as a Christmas pres
ent, the exact amount I do not know,
and directed him to give $100 of it to
Mr. Elwell, vho is a reporter for the
city press of Chicago, and who is also
detailed to report the court proceed
ings in this case, find whose reports
are used by all of the newspapers of
i nieago, and largely by the Associated
Press. Mr. Hasler had intimated to
Mr. Elwell before the day that he was
going to receive a present, and on that
day met him in the corridor of the fed
eral building and handed him $100.
Mr. Elwell declined to take it. and he
pushed it into his pocket with Judge
Broads card and told Mr. Elwell that
Judge 'rirown had sent it to him. 151
weil went to his emplover and told
him to take the money and give it to
juage Brown, which he did. and Jude:
Brown told him that he did not mean
anything by it: that, ho just wanted to
make him a Christmas present.
"After Judge Brown knew that I
was familiar with the facts he came
to the office to see me. He had
learned that we knew about the mat
ter. His explanation was that com
plimentary articles had been written
tbout him in the papers and he
thought Mr. Elwell wrote them, and
that he gave tho monev to Elwell out
of gratitude for what he had said. I
do not remember any articles espe
cially complimentary to him, but am
having the matter looked up to sse
whether there were or were not.
Judge Brown also admitted to me
that he gave Hasler money at the
same time to retain for himself. The
amount that he gave Hasler was not
stated. Judge Brown stated that the
money he gave was his own money
and that his clients knew nothing
about it. We are this morning con
sidering the question as to whether
we will lay the matter before the edi
tor of. the Inter Ocean.- Mr-jUarnid
and I laid the matteciabeXoe .-Jude
Humphrey in his rooms.
"I beg to call your attention to tho
fact that the jury returned yesterday
morning and remained in Chicago over
night and had every opportunity to
read the article published in this
morning's Inter Ocean."
Disagreed With Painters
Gave Up His Card.
Will Resign the Gavel to Vice
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Fifteenth Annual Convention of Ex
ecutive Board at Emporia.
Emporia, Jan. 2 7. The fifteenth
annual convention of the executive
board of the Kansas Colored Baptists
was held here Thursday and Friday
at the St. James church. About fifty
delegates from over the state were
here. The meetings began when the
B. Y. P. tl. held their convention. The
programme given the first night was
in charge of the Sunday school board,
and Friday the woman's home and
foreign mission board met.,
The most important meeting of the
convention was that of the executive
board. Rev. E. A. Wilson, of Kansas
City, is president of the board. At the
meeting the location of a home for the
infirm is to be decided. Bids have
been received from Abilene, Kansas
City, Kan., and Topeka. This will be
the first home of this nature ever
established by colored people in Kan
sas. Another important thing to be
decided is the location of a Baptist
theological seminary. It is thought
that this institution will be located in
Kansas City, Kan.
There are 16,000 colored Baptists in
Kansas, representing 150 churches.
There were talks by Rev. R. Cox. of
Salina: J. A. Duncan, of Chetopa;
George McXeale, Rev. Robt. Mitchell,
Rev. C. J. Fishback, of Topeka; W. H.
Denton, of Newton.
7o woman with unsound kidneys
can be healthy. Sick kidneys, m fac
cauee the majority of women's trou
bles. But there is no need to get down
hearted if you. suffer constant back
ache, weariness, bearing-down pains
sick headaches, etc. Dean's Kidnev
Piils have brought new life and
strength to thousands of women af
f.irted in this way.
It is easy to tell if your kidneys are
the .cause' of your ailments. Back
ache itself is only the aching of the
kidneys when congested and inflamed.
You feel it in the back because the
kidneys are in the small of the back
The bladder and urinary tubes get
swoiien, crowding the delicate female
organs near by, and causing many ofi
tne peculiar pains thought to be fe
male troubles.
Fick headaches, dizzy spells, ner
vousness, irritability, neuralgia and
rheumatic pains, weak eyes, palpita
tion of the heart, etc.. and caused bv
the retention in the blood of poisons
tnat tne kidneys should fnter out and
pass off in the urine.
Urinary disorders are sure signs of!
kidney sickness. If the urine contains
pediment like brick-dust, or whit
is.i, stringy settlings, lr passages are
too frequent, or scanty, or painful, the
kidneys need quick attention.
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Lrerv riciure Tills a isfcrv."
Doan's Kidney Pills are made of
pure roots and herbts that have a dl
recthealing action on the kidnevs. Thev
soothe, cleanse and stimulate, rouse
the kidneys to action and drive the
kidney poisons out of the body. They
remove the cause and cure perma
nently. Many women of Topeka have
Deen cured and gladly tell of it.
Topeka Proof.
Mrs. Ella Brown of 809 Morris ave.,
Topeka, Kan., says: "The opinion
Mr. Brown formed of Doan's Kidney
Pills and expressed through our To
peka papers in the summer of 1899
has not changed. He has never suf
fered so severely with pain in his
back and kidney trouble as he did be
fore using Doan's Kidney , Pills. At
the time he used this medicine he had
a very acute attack which came on
with a sharp twinge of pain across his
loins and for a time it was most dif
ficult for him to move. The use of
one box of Doan's Kidney Pills thor
oughly relieved him of the pain and
suffering. He is always ready to
speak a good word for this remedy."
C. A. Allen,- of Topeka, president . of
the Kansas Society of Labor and Indus
try, has apostatized, renounced Union
ism, and resigned! the presidency.' of the
society to avoid the danger of a clash
at the meeting which will be held in To
peka on February 5, 6 and 7. "
Mr. Allen was elected president, Of the
State Labor society last February by
the unanimous vote of the 250 delegates.
His term of office is one year. At the
time of his election he was head of the
Topeka Brotherhood of Painters. Not
long ago he with a number of others,
withdrew from the local union because
of an internal feud.
Had Allen not withdrawn voluntarily
from the office, of president of the State
Society of Labor and Industry, it is
probable that the convention would
have dismissed him ignominiously. All
of the delegates1 to this convention are
union men. It is a rabid "anti-scab"
affair. To have allowed a "scab" to
preside over the meeting would have
grated on the nerves of the union men.
To avoid any trouble, State Labor Com
missioner Johnson called upon Allen a
few days ago and suggested to him
that it would be advisable for him to
refrain from attempting to preside over
the meeting. Mr. Allen is a peaceable
sort of a man, and decided to accept Mr.
Johnson's suggestion.
"There 13 no doubt that I have the
right to preside over the meeting on
February 5, 6 and 7, if I so desire," said
Mr. Allen today to a State Journal re
porter. "I was elected for a term of
one year, and there is nothing to pre
vent a nonunion man from being the
president of the society. However. I
recognize the fact that this organization
is a union affair; all the delegates are
members of the union. In the interest
of harniony, I have decided to stay out
of the convention altogether."
Mr. Allen has not formally resigned
from the presidency of the society, but
his action amounts to the same thing.
Labor Commissioner W. JU A. Johnson j
said today:
"Mr. Allen will not preside at the
meeting to be held beginning February
5. He has not resigned the presidency;
he has simply retired from the task of
presiding. This action was taken be
cause Mr. Allen has withdrawn from
the union of which he was a rmlnber,
and is not now a member of any de
Tiartmenfftf "trnfeff- iabfr7f'""' -
It seems that ntteei!-tTume-in
the painters' JLrai herhood of Topeka,
of which Mr. Allen was a leading mem
ber. Allen and some of his friends
could not agree with the attitude of the
majority of the members, and with
drew. Since then Mr. Allen has been
the foreman of the H. C. Lang estab
lishment. Mr. Allersaid in speaking
of the matter: ,
"My withdrawal from the painters'
brotherhood here was due entirely to
personal reasons. It is no concern of
the public what causes led up to that
step. I quit the union, and therefore
did not care to intrude upon the meet
ing of the state society of labor and
industry, of which I am president.
While I have presented no formal
resignation, my action amounts to that.
Mr. Johnson, the labor commissioner,
called on me a few days ago, and we
talked the matter over. I had no dis
position to insist upon presiding over
the meeting, and it is understood be
tween Mr. Johnson and myself that he
is to make other arrangements."
I jvennore Will Preside.
Fred Livermore of Osawatomie, a
railroad man who is vice president of
the association, will preside over the
meeting of the society, and deliver the
response to Governor Hoch's address
of welcome.
The opening session of the conven
tion will be held at 10:30 a. m. Feb
ruary 5. Sessions are held every day
at 10:30 and 2 o'clock. There will
probably be no evening sessions. The
meetings will be at Representative
Labor Commissioner Johnson esti
mates that there will be about 350
delegates here from all parts of the
state. The railroads have made a rate
-f 1 14 fare for the occasion. No for
mal programme has been prepared for
the meeting. The delegates simply
get together and talk things over, dis
cuss labor conditions, and listen to the
officers' reports.
Under the law, the only officers to be
elected this year are president and vice
president. The secretary and assistant
secretary hold their offices for two
nio- Mirht. for Mine Insneetor.
The state miners' association will
hold its annual meeting in Topeka Mon
day. This i sa sort of an allied organi
zation of the society of labor and indus
try, and the delegates to the miners'
convention are also delegates to the
society of labor and industry.
tvio biir flc-ht in the miners' conven
tion will be for the office of state mine
inspector. The position or mine in
sneetor navs 11.500 a year, and J1.000
allowance for exDenses. The inspector
nnnnints detiuties. who are allowed
mileage and per diem to the amount of
$4,000 per year.
There are at present seven avowed
candidates for the office of inspector,
and indications are that Frank Gilday
of Osage countv has rather the best of
it. The candidates are James Orr of
Wier Citv. the nresent inspector, who
wants another term; George Murphy
of Pittsburg, a deputy; J. Walker of
Leavenworth, another deputy; AiecK
Dixon of Wier City: W. E. Davis of
Pittsburg: Tom Banks of Midway, and
Frank Gilday of Osage county. Gilday
is one of Orr's deputies. It is unusual
for a Osasre man to stand any show
for the job of mine inspector, because
the delegates from the soutnern s.an
sas fields are so numerous that they
control the situation. It seems, how
ever, that Mr. Gilday is getting consid
erable support from southern Kansas.
Several strong lodges m soutnern is.an
sas have instructed their delegates for
The following items will be on sale from 6 to 10
this evening. They are special bargains in every
way. Good goods, seasonable goods, goods of qual
ity,- certainly low priced. The list isn't long, but the
bargains are out of the ordinary.
Poppies for trimming hats, silK and linen, 3 flowers IHn
i ana ionage in ouncn, an colors, odc nowers, lonignt,
m Men's Half Hose, fast black, seamless, lisle finish; 100
j dozen pairs of these 10c hose tonight from 6 to 10, pair
J Wi fn Fnirr-Tn-n?nfi Tt!c met iho fmp vnir rnr !
;j Avenue stores 50c for; 50 doz. for tonight's sale, each
Can Openers, one of the best kind, such as sells at 5c;
in this sale tonight, each
Mouse Traps, the " Kill -'cm -quick" kind, made of
wood, with spring; 5c ones, tonight 6 to 10, each &
Glass Toweling, linen finish, 18-inch, pinl; and blue 2
bar pattern ; 5c Toweling, tonight 6 to 10, yard
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. 45-inch Table Oil Cloth, white and marble, and col
ors ; worth 20c; tonight from 6 to 10 p. m., yard. .........
White HandKerchiefs, 12-in. size, soft and sheer, hem- 1
stitched edge ; worth 3c, 5 to a customer ; tonight, each,
Ribbons, in widths ranging up to 2 inches; values up Pn
to 2y2ci all colors; tonight from 6 to 10 p. m., yard
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o!d by all dealers.
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Falo, N. Y., Proprietors.
Judgment for Salvinf.
New York, Jan. 27. A jury in the
state supreme court yesterday return
ed a verdict for $20,000 in favor of
Tomasso Salvinl, the Italian actor, who
sued Theodore Llebler and George C.
Tyier. comorisirur the firm of Liebler &
Co., theatrical agents, to recover that
amount for alleged breach of contract.
Hot Water Bottles, red rubber, 2-quart, first quality,
guaranteed; worth $1; tonight, from 6 to 10 p.m., each '
Household Ammonia, the bottles that sell regularly at n
20c, tonight from 6 to 10 p.m., 1 bottle to a customer, ea.
Saturday, January 27th
Satisfaction or Your Money Back.
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Commerce Coinniission Will Send Spe
cial A go lit to Investigate.
Washington, Jan. 2 7. The inter
state commerce commission will in
vestigate the charges of the Kansas
Oil Producers' association that the
railroads have joined the Standard Oil
company in a conspiracy to prevent
the independent oil producers and re
finers of Kansas from shipping their
products out of that state.
The investigation win reuue spe
cifically to the allegations of the oil
men that the railroads are maintain
ing unreasonable freight rates to
Doints outside of Kansas. Repre
sentative Campbell consulted members
of the commission about the course
they will pursue concerning the
charsres. He was told that a special
agent would be sent to Kansas at once
to get the tacta.
Mr. Campbell discussed the charges
of the oil men with James R. Gar
fieid, commissioner of corporations,
also. Mr. Garfield stated that they
would be considered in connection w ith
the evidence reported to the bureau of
corporations by special agents of the
bureau who are at work on the in
vestigation of the oil industry in Kansas.
array of jewels which friends of $Iiss
Roosevelt are having set in special de
signs as wedding gifts for the daughter
of the president. One of the handsomest
is a pearl collar of ten strands, the
largest ever made by Tiffany, and worth
A diamond tiara, containing 500
stones, is another, and there are also
two diamond collars and two bow knots
of diamonds.
Army Officers to Give Her One Made
of Gold.
New York, Jan. 27. A Kraag-Jorgen-sen
rifle, made of solid 22 karat gold, of
full size, is being finished by expert
workmen in the Tiffany Forest Hill
plant, and is to be a wedding gift from
the officers of the United States army
to Miss Alice Roosevelt. In the same
shop a magnificent silver service is be
ing finished. It has been ordered for
Miss Roosevelt by the Rough Riders'
The rifle has been patterned after one
used by Company H, First New Jersey
regimnt, and Miss Roosevelt's mono
gram will be wrought in diamonds on
its stock. The gold rifle will be made
to shoot gold bullets or any ordinary
Kraag-Jorgensen projectile, and will be
finished in gold 'absolutely from the
smallest spring to the barrel.
At the Tiffany city shop workmen are
engaged Bight and day on a bewildering
At the Automobile Show.
Mr. Frank E. Wear, president of the
Kansas City Motor Car company, states
that his company will exhibit a large
number of equipments at the automobile
show which will be held at Chicago
from February 3 to 10.
The Kansas City Motor Car company
will occupy spaces A-6 and A7, First
Regiment armory, Michigan avenue.
They will display one of their latest
5-passenger, 4 vertical cylinder 50-horse
power touring cars; also one 4-pas-senger,
25-horse power, 2-cylinder tour
ing cars, and a chassis of a 6-ton com
mercial truck. The latter is very novel
in design and has mounted upon it the
first successful type of 4-cylineder, hori
zontal motor built in this country. It is
of 60-horse power capacity.
Upon the streets of Chicago in opera
tion there will be one 2-passenger runa
bout, a 5-passenger touring car, a com
mercial wagon of 1,000 pounds capacity,
a commercial wagon of 2,000 pounds ca
pacity ands 6-ton wagon carrying the
product of Swift & Co.
Mr. Wear invites those intending to
visit Chicago in that week to inspect this
The Kansas City Motor Car company
has recently completed large factories in
Kansas City and ye now building large
warerooms, offices and garrage on West
Ninth street opposite Savoy hotel which
will be open about March 15th. Tour
ing parties are invited to inspect.
May Live 100 Years.
The chances for living a full century
are excellent in the case of Mrs. Jennie
Duncan of Haynesville, Me., now 70 vears
old. She writes: "Electric Bitters cured
me of Chronic Dyspepsia of 20 vears'
standing, and made me feel as wefl and
strong as a young girl." Electric Bitters
cure stomach and liver diseases, blood
disorders, general debility and bodily
weakness. Sold on a guarantee by the
Arnold Drug Co., S21 N. Kansas avenuo.
Price only 50c.
Have you Backache? Get a box of
Kidney-Ettes the most wonderful
remedy for all . kidney troubles, and
they will make you right. 2 0c. Geo.
W. Stansneid, druggist, and Arnold
Drug company.
A wise person like you cannot
be satisfied with any but the best
transfer service that is just the
reason why you should give ua
your business.
Phone 320
Tcpeka Transfer and Storap Co
4G6 East Sixth Street
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Merchant Police.
Private work a specialty, andriv-.
watenmen furnished.
Residence, 4024 Kansas Avenue.
'Xojjeka. Kaasas. ' " -'

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