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THE TOPEKA DAILY STATS JOURNAL WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 16, 1910.
BASEBALL TALK Question Whether Jennings Can Break Another Record. No Major Team Ever Won Fonr Successive Pennants. EXPECTED TO GO BACK Generally Believed That Tigers Are Growing Stale. Items of Interest Concerning Western League. Hush Ambrose Jennings, manager of the Detroit Tigers, and Inventor of the battle cry of "We-ah!" whose specialty is smashing records, has a chance to fracture another record this season. Four-time winners in the American or National leagues are un known in fact, the only team - in a major organization that won four flags in a row was Charley Comiskey's famous St. Louis Browns of the old American association. If Jennings tan pilot his Junglemen to the top again this year he will have accom plished a task that proved too much for Adrian Constantine Anson, the late Frank Selee, Ned Hanlon, Frederick arlton Clarke and Frank Lieroy Chance, Kach one of these men was the commander of a club that finished in front three years in succession. None of them, however, could, win the sronfalon for the fourth consecu tive time, savs the Pittsburg Leader. Anson . had the chance in 1883, Se loo in 1&94, Hanlon in 1897. Clarke in 1904 and Chance in 19U9. The Chi cago team, which carried off the hon ors in 1SS0. 1SS1 and 1882, finished second in 1SS3, being forty-one points behind Boston. The Boston club led the field in 1891. 1892 and 1S93, and linished third in the race of 1894. r.altimore winning the pennant, with New York as the runner-up. The pacemakers of 1894. 1895 and. 1S96 were the Baltimore Orioles, one of whom was Hughey Jennings, dis turber of baseball records. In 1897 the Bostons wrested the champion ship title from the Birdlets, who made a gallant effort to enter the ranks of the fourtime winners. The Mary landers failed to do so, however, and when the final returns were all in the Boston team's average of victors was .705 and Baltimore's .693. Only Three In a Row. The 1897 destination of the pen nant hinged on the result of the final series played In Baltimore between the OrioleB and the Beaneaters. When the set of games started, on Friday, September 24, the Birdlets were on the top rung of the championship ladder, though their advantage in the percentage column was not one point. The first game between the rivals of the lead resulted in a Boston victory, by a score of 6 to 4. Charley (Kid) Nichols pitching against Joe Corbett and W. Arlington Pond. On Satur lav, September 25, the tables were turned, the Hanlonites. with Bill Hof fer in the rifle pit, trimmed the tribe of Selee, 6 to 3. Fred Klobedanz was Boston's gunner. The Bay Staters captured the de ciding game of the series, played on Monday, September 2 7 by a score of 3 9 to 10. Kid Nichols was Boston s flinger, while for the Orioles Joe Cor bett, Jerry Nops, Bill Hoffer and Mor ris Amole occupied the slab. Eleven solid raps, five of them doubles, net ted the Bostons nine runs in the sev enth inning, and won for them the hamplonship of 1897. To this day enthusiasts of the Monumental City, unlike those of other places, speak of the "unlucky seventh." The fourth National league com bination to win three banners in a row was Pittsburg. The Pirates, com manded by Fred Clarke, topped the list In 1901, 1902 and 1903. The next year they fell off badly, dropping to fourth position. Ahead of them were the Giants, the Cubs and the Reds. Pittsburg's 1904 record was .569. that of the pennant-winning New ,Tork club, .693. Last year the Cubs, with Frank Le roy Chance directing them, had the opportunity to become four-time win ners, and might have done so had It not been for Johnny Kling joining the holdout brigade. The Windy City troupe ran a poor .second to the Pi rates and were forty-four points be hind the Corsairs when the season ended. Until Jennings entered the Ameri can league that organization never knew what It was to have a team that finished first more than two years in succession. Chicago won the banner Jn 1900 and 1901 and Boston turned the trick In 1903 and 1904. Jennings shattered precedent last year by pilot ing the Tigers to the top for the third consecutive time, and now he is out to win another flag with his Royal Eengals. Tigers Getting Stale. It Is the general opinion that H. Am brose will experience tremendous dif ficulty in keeping the American league nennant in Detroit for another vear. Fans think the Tigers are destined -o no back, and go back badly, in 1910, And that some club from the east, eith er Philadelphia or Boston, will be found it the top at the end of the campaign. As the way the experts see it, the Tigers bave reached the limit of their power. Ty Cobb, of course, will not slow up. but it looked last year as if Sam Crawford was just about getting ready to have a slump. Matty Mcln tyre, the pride of Port Richmond, did ro back a lot last season so much so. In fact, that Davy Jones became De troit's regular occupant of left field David will have the left field assign ment again this year and Mclntyre will rrarm the bench and act In the capaci ties of pinch hitter and emergency runner. Detroit's infield doesn't look nearly as good as Philadelphia's, and the Tiger catchers are not as clever as Connie Mack's set of wind-paddists. The star of the jungle team's inner works is Ownie Bush. Tom Jones isn't a good first baseman, and Jim Delehanty is only a fair second sacker. Jim can sting the ball, and that is about all. As a third baseman Moriarity, former Highlander, has many superiors in the big leagues. For George, however, it must be said that he has it on 90 per cent of the players in the Johnson or ganization when it comes to pluck. He Is the kind of athlete Jennings fancies game as a pebble and unaware of the word "quit." Detroit has an excellent set of pitch ers though two of them Wild Bill Don ovan and George Mullin are aging. Donovan had a bad season that year, but he may come back with bells on In the next campaign. Mullin is an in-and-outer, good one year and poor the next. Eddie Killian has seen hia best day, but he still is able to trim teams like Waebinston and St. Louis-. Kickapoo FIRST PICTURE OP JOHN L S f V J - "si- Most romantic is the story of the wedding of John L. Sullivan and Miss Katharine Hartnett, which took place last week. The bride was a friend of the ex-champion pugilist in his boyhood days. A few years ago when John L. was ill and threatened with blindness she nursed him back to health. The culmination of the romance was the wedding. The newly married couple left immediately for a wedding tour of Europe. Summers, though he fell down In the world's series, is a master of his art and probably will be as troublesome as ever to all the American league teams. Eddie Willett has the makings of a great pitcher in him. His main fault is that he lack command. Ralph Works Is a twirler of promise and great things are expected of Lelivelt, a left-hander purchased from the Mobile club. Leli velt, who is a brother of the Washing ton outfielder, had a sore arm when lie joined the Michiganders last fall ami was of little use to them. Can Jennings AVin Again? Whether the Tigers are to keep up in the race, many persons think, will de pend on the new players picked up by Scouts Frank Dwyer and Bobby Lowe. Casey, a catcher from the Little Rock team, who Is about the same build as Dentist Jimmy, is being highly touted. Pete Lister, last year with Williams port and once with the Clevelands, may take Tom Jones' place at first base. Lister led the Tristaters In batting lafet year, having an average of .350. Jennings is well prepared for the pos sible emergency of some of his star boxmen going back. The Detroit team's scouts rounded up several ex ceedingly promising pitchers. The Tiger sleuths went after men who did a lot of work and landed for Hughey gunners who made reputations as iron men. Harden, from Rock Island, work ed oftener than any other flinger in the Three-I league. Pernel, from Aber deen, was the Northwestern league's most willing performer, and Spencer, from Burlington, was the iron man of the Central association. Browning rt ban Francisco, who Is a little fellow, pitched 50 games in the Pacific Coast league, and his services were sought by seven other major league teams. Jennings, of course, may shatter tra dition and win another pennant for De troit, and thus place his name along side Charles Comiskey's as a big league manager, who has bossed a four-tiine winner, but many persons who follow baseball closely do not think he will succeed in the task which proved too much for Adrian Constantine Anson, Frank Selee. Ned Hanlon, Frederick Clarke and Frank Lc-roy Chance. The Western leaerue schedule meeting Is being held at Chicago today. If To peka is as lucky as she was last year in securing good dates there will be no objection from this end of the circuit. Our old friend. Miner Brown, is a holdout. Well, here's a wager that he'll be on hand when the first game is call ed. Remember, Murphy has told us that things are entirely in Chance's nands. Roger Bresnahan at least seems to be making some good trades. In which role he is sustaining the David Harum leputation of his -predecessor, McClos-ke-. But If Kling does get back to those Cubs and Evers reports on the dot, won't the Pirates have a picnic? Donlin promises to let us know by March S whether it will be the dia mond or meal ticket. Giddap. phenomenal sluggers or the pitchers of mat circuit are Deiow par. xwenty six players in that organization batted Dener man .auu. according to tne ng nrps of TrpH(nt rwil w.lli rr Omaha, headed the list with .372. uucKy tioimes was third with .U5r. Leslie's Weekly. President Fairweather and Manager Towne of Sioux City have opened an office and hereafter all baseball busi ness will be transacted there. There is considerable talk around the circuit about umpires. Some sport writers are becoming impatient and they demand to know who will hold the indicator. Jack Haskell is the only one we are sure of having with us. Harry Eells, who left the Packers last season, being unable to get into con dition, was in Siux City yesterday. He is traveling for a cigar house. Pennant winners are still being nick ed. It's lots of fun to figure out this dope on paper, but the peculiar thing is that it seldom conies out as you fig ure it. At this writing Denver has the r.ost'VJtes for the 1910 flag. Sioux City Tribune. The American association schedule, as proposed by the schedule commit tee, composed of Tebeau of Kansas City, Watkins of Indianapolis, and Cantlllon of Minneapolis, will open April 13 and close on September 27, making 168 games. The eastern teams will oppose the eastern teams and the western will oppose the western teams in the opening and closing games, as proposed in the schedule. Doc White, of Comiskey's team, has joined the ranks of the holdouts. Doc doesn't need press notices, so he must be in earnest and want an increase in his pay check. The sport writers of Omaha allege that the Wichita team is trampling on their rights by using the cognomen "The Jobbers." because the volume of Jobbing business done in Omaha is several times greater than in the berg on the Kansas prairies. As a substi tute they offer the name of the "Bald Eagles." This would 'be suitable for the reason that their leader has a pate that shines like a billiard ball, and that the city is the home of the ULLTVAN AD HIS BRIBE. - "it" - 'j&l i A' Eagle, Congressman Vic Murdock'a publication. Manager Bill Fox, of Pa Rourke's aggregation, has turned his inventive genius to the perfection of a harmless baseball spike, and has produced what the judges claim to be the only reasonable substitute for the leg and arm destroyer. Fox, instead of hunt ing new material to work on, devoted his attention to the old material, the spike that has driven many good men from the game-. The new spike la merely a modification ; of the old ground gripper, but with . all of the sharpness and wound producing pos sibilities eliminated. Galgano has signed his contract to work for Holland, of the Drummers, this season. This no doubt pleased the fane of St. Joseph, as he is a good man and will be one of the best on the staff. The trouble which prevail ed between him and the big manager last season has evidently been forgot ten. He was one of the best on the Pueblo staff last season. Edward Konetchy, first baseman for the St. Louis Nationals, has re turned his signed contract and the fans of St. Louis feel a great relief, as it was feared he would not return to the game this season. Albert H. Bridwell, shortstop: Arthur Fletcher, sub infielder, and A. H. Buck, pitcher, have signed their New Tork contracts. Matthewson signed several days ago," and the old heads soon will be in line as of yore. "Jiggs Donahue's Red Sox" is the name officially determined upon for the team that will take the place of Capt. Anson's Colts in .the ,-Chicago Baseball league this year,- according to Comiskey's former first sacker. The name of the company that has the lease of Anson's park is the Wood lawn Semi-Pro. Baseball and Amuse ment company, and indications point to the fans calling the club the Wood lawns before the season is far spent. , " Rourke has signed an amateur pitcher named Finch, who created a sensation in St. Joseph last summer by pitching on a semi professional team. -Des Moines Capital. BELOIT GETS BUSY. Secretary Mitchell Signed Many Play ers for Team. Beloit. TCsn TeH ia ti . . much less talk and more business being in ijic vauuus towns or the central w lif. . ,eaue ln,s ear than last, and Beloit is no exception to the rule. Tllfl nirpntnrfi olnnr. .t v. i-- u, and secretary, have been busy, and many "vc ueen Kent out. up to the present time six men have sent back sign ed contracts. None of the six were on last year's team. Those players on last year s team whom the directors wish to play this year have been sent contracts, but have not yet made returns. Secretary Mitchell tells us that he has these contracts executed and on file: ,Walter Snyder, catcher, of Oakdale, Illinois; Frank L. Kelley. Infielder, Port land, Indiana: Fred Martin, infielder, ilson, Kansas: F. A. Epllng, infielder. Gas City, Kansas, and Guy Martin, out fielder, Sullivan, Illinois. The managership has not vet been fully decided upon. Several applications from good men have been received but it will be possibly a week before a selection will be made. ADOPTS LONG SCHEDULE. ' American Association Will Play 16S Gaines This Year, Opening April 13. Chicago, Feb. 16 The American association adopted 168 game sched ule, opening on April 13 and closing on September 25. at its annual spring meeting here. Action on the proposed amendments, any revision of the constitution was deferred until a special meeting of the league which will bo held here on May 3. The meeting was harmonious. Following are the opening games: April 13, Indianapolis at ' Toledo; Louisville at Columbus; Minneapolis at Milwaukee; St. Paul at Kansas City. Starts New Dining Hall. I have opened a new and up to date dining hall at 119 Wes. Sixth street in the building formerly known as the Ladies Exchange, now owned bv To peka lodge No. 40, I. O. O. F. Meals 15 cents. A. W. BRADS AHW. MWUIitJi il.jp.il Arrow COLLARS having flexible bending: points DO NOT CRACK 1 5c each, 2 or 25c CbwM. Peabody & Co, Makers ARROW CUFFS. 25 cents a Pair KANSASJ1EVVS. Sixth District May See Some Fun Politically. Hays B. White and R. W. Tur ner Neighbors. BOTH FROM MANKATO. May Be Opposing Candidates for Congress. ' Rawlins County Treasurer Mak ing Good Officially. Mankato, Kan.. Feb. 16. Some politi cal fun may yet come out of the next election In the state so far as the Sixth district Is concerned. Mankato is a town of many fine residences. One of them is owned and occupied by Hays B. White,. Republican candidate for the primary nomination 'or congress, and the other is that of B. "W. Turner, who has many times been mentioned for the same honor by his political friends in the minority party. These bouses are opposite each other, and the two men are firm friends and each speaks of the other as being the best kind of a neigh bor. This of itself speaks well for each man. But they have been opposite in politics, White being a Republican, who is always campaigning for his party and Turner being an Independent who for years has had strong Democratic leanings, but has often in state and lo cal politics supported many Repub licans as well as Democrats. It is thought that if the Republicans nomi nate White that Turner would be out supporting hia neighbor, and some even think that if Turner was running for congress that White, if not a candi date himself, would be strongly Inclined to break over once and cast a.ballot for Turner. It would be hard to tell what these men would do if one should be nominated by the Republicans and the other by the Democrats. Very likely each would vote for the -other, at all events each would retain the respect if the other and there would be no dirty work countenanced. If the Sixth district Republicans re fuse to "draft" John Dawson for attor ney general then the district is apt to have but one candidate for state of fice before the primary election. By many of his friends it is believed the present state superintendent of public instruction, E. T. Fairchild, will stand the pressure and again be a candidate. His home is In Ellsworth county. John Dawson Is an old Graham county boy. He owns land in that county, and he is a member of a law firm in Hill City, the county seat. Dawson, too, can be put down for a Sixth district boy. and when he tires of politics it is safe to bet that he will hike back to old Hill City and Graham county and again be one among them. . , . , Thirty-one years ago the editor of the Cawker City Record was spry enough to walk from Cawker City to Beloit about 20 miles. Now when he takes the trip he pay? at bis-hard. earned cash. --. f;: . '. - The town of -'Cedar :. made a good growth last year,, securing a bank among other enterprises. - This year the town wants to start out with tbe right foot and secure a harness shop and furniture store. - ' t The name of the county treasurer of Rawlins county is; FVank Frochazka. He is making good his official duties, if his name is hard too pronounce and spell correctly. ITEMS FROM HILL CITY. Investments in Graham County a Safe Proposition. Hill City, Kan., Feb. 16. It seems, from outside reports, that' it is as hard to get a- hou?e to -rent in Bogue or Morland as it is in Hill City. This prevailing condition speaks well for Graham county and Is evidence that an investment In this section is a safe proposition. Prosperity is advancing the price of our lands and making this section one of the wealthiest in the state. If the "steadiness" continues the property owners will soon be inde pendently rich for as the east has developed so will the west develop. The Morland and Hill City football teams will meet in battle array for a second time on Washington's birthday, February 22. The game will be play ed on the Morland field, and a large crowd expects to accompany the Hill City team. This is the return game for the one played in Hill City by these teams on New Tear's day, resulting in a tie, 5 to 5. Miss Florence Middaugh is here from Topeka visiting her uncle, A. E. Kerns, and family. Miss Middaugh took first place in graduating class of Sfty-seven in the TopeRa hign school this month. Miss Bess Kelley is here from To peka visiting her sister, Mrs. Dr. Bundy, and mother. Miss Kelley ar rived last Saturday night and expects to spend a couple of weeks in Hill City. BIG FARM DEALS. Geary County Place oi 55 Acres Sells for $200 an Acre. Junction City. Kan, Feb. 16. On Saturday Hall Pierce sold 55 acres of excellent farm land belonging to G. H. and Carl Oberg to John Nash for the sum of $200 per acre, the highest price for farming land ever received in this county. He also sold another portion of the Oberg farm to Albert Meyer. This tract consisted of 100 acres, and the price was J 150 per acre. G. H. and Carl Obertr then purchased the farm of the Alyward estate, con sisting of 400 acres, for $22,000. This deal was also made by Mr. Pierce. . FABULOUS PRICES FOR LAND. Central Kansas Is Enjoying an Un precedented Sale of Farms. Salina, Kan, Feb. 16. It is a com mon expression in central Kansas that the people are becoming "land crazy." There never was a. time when such fabulous prices for land both improved and unimproved, In central Kansas have been paid as in the last six months. If a man wants to sell he has no difficulty unless the price ho places on his farm is entirely out of reason, and if he desires to sell quick ly at a good price, he advertises an auction sale, and he -s almost sure to get a better price by this method than otherwire. In the last week in this county one farm of 316 acres sold at auction for more than $20,000, ;ani a half section of land was sold to: two . men, Albert Larsen and Henry Swedenburg, for an aggregate sura of $11,000. The half section was without improvements of any nature. Almost every county is having farm pales at auction, and in the last week the best tale of this kind was made in Jewell county. Lem Wolfe was the highest bidder on a tract of 159 acres, and paid $16,200, or an average of $102 an acre. On the same day Jacob Zipse purchased an adjoining true of forty-one acres, pay ing $4,650, r an .average of $113 an acre. The forty-one acres had abso lutely no improvements. . - DECATUR INSTITUTE. Farmers Are Gatbered . at Oberlin Interesting Program. Oberlin, Kan., Feb. 16.- The Deca tur county farmers' institute in ses sion here for two days is largely at tended. Trie several topics discussed were of vital interest to the farmers and doubtless will result in great good. C. H. Hinman of . the Agricultural college was present and spoke on the subject of "Corn - Improvement by Breeding as Applied to Decatur Coun ty." He was assisted by R. B. Ward of Belleville, who gave some helpful suggestions drawn from his observa tions of European agriculture. Other questions discussed were by Tom Mc Kay on the subject of "Corn and the Best Methods of Securing Seed and Cultivation." He is also one of the few farmers in the county who raised a good crop in 1909. The subject of. Wheat Culture was discussed by J. W. Smith, J. E. Danielson and Gabriel Brown. "The Relation of the Farmer to the Advanced Cost of Living" was the subject given to W. S. Langmade. "Growing of Forest and Fruit Trees in the Semi-Arid Section" was the theme of the remarks by W. D. Street. The live stock interests of Decatur county were discussed by J. H. Hoadley, S. J. O'Toole, D. W. Morton, J. 'O. Flani gan, H. C. La Tourette, J. N. Ralston, James Stlnson, Fred Wiggins and oth ers. All the general subjects have been especially active and interesting. The two days' session was opened with a happy address of welcome by H. O. Caster. j Both the president, T. M. Anderson, and secretary, F. F. Bliss, were pres ent at every session of the institute. Decatur county is raising some fruit, as the samples on exhibition at the institute will show. Samples of apples exhibited by W. D. Street, who raised about 250 bushels last year; A. H. Hollister, who had about 500 bush els, besides feeding the windfalls to his hogs. He has two acres in orchard. F. F. Bliss raises all kinds of fruit, including cherry, peaches and apple. Besides furnishing his house with enough cherries for a year or more he sold not less than 23 bushels. J. K. Stiner, D. P. Gilber. T. J. Spear and J. R. Caldwell are also engaged in the fruit raisirlg industry. The women of Decatur county who are in the poultry business came in for a share in the Institute proceedings "Producing Eggs in Winter" was the subject of the paper read by Mrs. T. B. Wolfe, and Mrs. W. S. Langmade read one entitled. "Some of My Experi ences Raising Incubator Chjckens." The two papers were highly entertain ing and went to show that the farm ers' wives of Decatur county are not afraid to help make their county a great poultry and egg center. ASKS REMISSION OF FINE. Atchison Man Will "Swear OIF If Officials Grant Request. Atchison, Kan., Feb. 16 J. C. Wall was fined $10 and costs, amounting to $15, for appearing as a witness in the district court while intoxicated a few da3"s ago. He has addressed the fol lowing petition to. the county commis sioners to get his money back: . To the Honorable Board-of -. County Commissioners Sirs: Whereas, The undersigned was sub jected to a fine amounting to. $10 by the judge presiding at the time, one Judge Jackson, now and then judge of the district court, is and was then In due process of paying just respects to such court, does hereby supplicate this honorable board to remit or re fund the amount, $10, or both fine and fees amounting to $15. Whereas, Gentlemen of this honor able board, the undersigned has chil dren, much'in need of all that may accrue from a satisfactory determina tion, I do declare that, if this board will allow this petition, I, the under signed, will not only drink no more, but will always hold in remembrance one and all comprising the board of county commissioners. Signed. HAPPY JACK, ALIAS J. C. WALL. PULLED GUN BY BARREL Weapon Went Off and Instantly Kill ed Ed Fado, Age 23. Wellington, Kan., Feb. 16. While husking corn on his farm near Well ington this morning, Ed Fado, 23 years old, attempted to pull his shot gun from his wagon by the barrel when the weapon was accidentally discharged, killing him almost Instant ly. Fado was married and the son of wealthy parents. His brother-in-law. Chester Pierson, was with him when he was killed. WILL WEIGH MAIL. George Greenland Has New Job for 105 Days on Rook Island Trains. Mankato, Kan., Feb. 16. George Greenland, carrier on route No. 4, has received an appointment for 105 days service as railway mail weigher for the postal department. He has been granted a lay off from his route for 120 days. Dale Michael, his sub stitute, taking the route, and will be gin his other duties about the 18th, running on Rock Island trains 39 and 40 between Kansas City and Colorado Springs. WILL HAVE MOTOR CAR. Reno County Circuit Rider Has Pur chaoed a Machine. Hutchinson, Kan., Feb. 16. Reno county believes it has the first' motor car circuit rider in Kansas. The Rev. W. B. Stevens of the Hutchinson Methodist Episcopal church circuit, who preaches at Mitchell and Poplar country churches, bought a touring car today in which to visit his churches and make pastoral calls. Mr. Stevens Tias made about $12,000 in the last three years dealing in Kan sas farm lands. MOVED TO CONCORDLV. John L. Rogers and Family Lea-e Mankato for Their New Home. Concordia, Kan., Feb. 16. Mr. John L. Rogers und family have moved here from Mankato. Mr. Rogers is now with N. J. Choquette looking after the undertaking. He was in the furni ture and undertaking business at Sei dell for eight years and for the past year has been traveling for the Inter national Harvester company. . SHERIFF'S POSSE RETURN S. Four Men Arrested Refuse to Talk About Bank Robbery. Dodge City. Kan., Feb. 16. After a futile search for the man suspected of being implicated in the bank robbery at Ford yesterday, the sheriff's posse returned from the vicinity of Greens burg last night. The suspect passed through there last night and for a short time it seemed that the posse his oiri I If 1 I . mil . X II Ti ill A . 1X.1A.jLL Li IX JJL ; I wrote ypu some time ago, giving you an account of my sufferings with an awful case of Catarrh. I had all the symp toms which accompany this disease, such, as mucus dropping . '. back into' the throat, a constant desire to "hawk and spit," feeling of dryness in the throat, cough and spitting upon arising, scabs forming in the nose which required much effort to blow out, sometimes causing my nose to bleed and leaving , me with a headache.'. I had thus suffered for five years, nil the time trying different local treatments of inhalations, snuffs. 1 douches, etc., with no real good effect. Of course I was greatly discouraged. As soon as I heard from you I commenced S. S. S. as you advised and after using it a short while noticed a change for the better. I continued to take it believing the trouble was -in the blood, and S. S.S. made a permanent cure for me. Iam now entirely free from Catarrh. . JUDSON A. BEIXAM. " V 224 Randolph St., Richmond, Va. The symptoms Mr. Bellam describes in his case of Catarrh are familiar to every one who suffers with this disease. . For five years he had endured the discomfort and suffering, and was greatly discouraged as one treatment after another failed to cure him. When at last he realized that Catarrh is a - blood disease, he knew that the former treatments had been wrong, and only a blood purifier like Si S. S. could produce permanent good results. Catarrh is not merely an affection of the mucous membranes; it is a deep-seated blood disease in which the entire circulation and greater part of the system are involved. It comes from impurities accumulat ing in the circulation, and as the blood goes to every portion of -the body the catarrhal matter irritates and inflames the different mucous surfaces and tissues causing an unhealthy and inflammatory discharge, and producing the other well known symptoms of the trouble. The failure of local treatment to produce permanent good results in Catarrh is due entirely to the fact that such measures do not reach, the cause of the trouble. Temporary relief and comfort may often be had by using some douche or inhalation, but no cure can be effected until the blood is purified of the irritating cause." S. S. S. cures Catarrh by cleansing the blood of all impure catarrhal matter, and at the same time building up the system by its unequalled tonic effects. It goes down into the circulation and removes every trace of foreign matter or impurity. In other words S. S. S. cures Catarrh by purifying the blood so that the mucous surfaces and linings o o PURELY VEGETABLE cease, the stomach is toned up, the throat is no longer clogged with" phlegm, but every annoying symptom of the disease is corrected. There is but one way to cure Catarrh purify the blood, and there is , but one absolutely safe and sure blood purifier S. S. S. We have a special book on Catarrh; we will send this book, and also any special medical advice desired free Wall who write. ' .11. I r v : THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.. ATLANTA. GA. would catch up with him. : He man- cvjUj ,r i.u . . . . j. j . . - ..... . - , - and is thought to have boarded a train going towara UKianoma. The four men arrested here yester day and held as suspects are still un identified. They refuse to talk. Officers have been unable to find the automobile in which the men traveled Into Ford. It was reported last night to have been deserted in a country road, but today when officers went to look for the machine it was gone. None of the money which was taken from the bank has been found. PLAINVTLE PROSPEROUS TOO. Will Be Bigger and Better Than Be fore the Fire. Plainville, Kan., Feb. 16. Plain ville is to have the greatest building boom in its history this spring. Seven store buildings are to be erected in the city's two best business blocks. The buildings are all to be of brick or cement, under the new building ordinance which went into effect sev eral weeks ago. The largest of these buildings will be the one erected by the Worley Mercantile company. This firm has made such rapid strides In the mer cantile line within the past two years that its present quarters are entirely too small. Within a year the effects of the dis astrous fire of Oct. 14 will have entirely disappeared and the city will have as line a line of business build ings as any town in northwest Kansas. These in connection with our new water system which has been con structed at a great saving to the tax payers, and the substantial reduction in the price of electric light by the Plainville Mill and Elevator company, will make Plainville the first town in this section of the state. WANT TO BE DRUGGISTS. Eiglity Kansas Men and Women to Take Examination. ' "Wichita, Kan., Feb. 16. Eighty Kansas young men and women who desire to become registered pharma cists will take the state examination for pharmacy in this city tomorrow. The examination will require one day only. It will be given by F. A. Snow, Topeka; W. E. Sheriff, Ellsworth; W. W. Naylor, Holton; C. L. Becker, Ot tawa, and M. W. Friedenberg, Wichi ta, the members of the state board. SOLD FAR3I FOR $12,500. " Mr. Dorrance Will Go West and Grow Up With Country. Burr Oak, Kan., Feb. ' 16. A. H. Dorrance last week sold his farm, the old B. F. Duncan farm in the south west part of the township, to Charley and James Fogo, 180 acres for $12, 500. Mr. Dorrance expects to go west to grow up with the country. EWEVG HERBERT TO SPEAK. Will Be Principal Orator at Leaven worth, February 23." Leavenwortn, Kan., Feb. 16. Ewing Herbert, editor of the Hiawatha World, will be the principal speaker at the first annual banquet to be given by the Greater Leavenworth club at the National hotel February 23. MINER KILLED NEAR GALENA. Boulder Fell on lliiu Just as He W&ii Lighting Fuse. Galena, Kan., Feb. 16.' R. A. Tee ters, a miner, was killed in the Fahl enback mine near her yesterday, when a boulder -fell -upon him, after Q)lQHRI of the body are all sup- plied with healthy blood instead of being irritated and diseased from a continual satu ration of catarrhal im purities. Then the inflammed and irritated membranes heal, the discharge is checked, the head noises all so Removed free within 5 mile. TOPEKA RENDERING CO. Phones 361. Norti Topeka Optical Parlors 816 North Kansas Avenue offer to their patrons the latest applied science and the best ap proved Optical devices used in testing the eyes for Olasses. And yet we count Our 20 years' experience as our most valuable asset. You will not find our prices a graft, nor yet an Imposition. We guarantee our work to be correct, and to prove it, for 30 days we will sell ail Spectacles and eye glasses At One-Half Price SHELLABARGER&SON UNDERTAKERS Parlor 221 W. Fifth St Phoat ? dr. geo. port ashtqn .'dentist . Bell Phm 1183. Is. 82B. . Wf, Corn ElgVn , KtMs L. M. Penvvell Undertaker and f mbalmer SI I Qnlocy Street Both Phone 192 hew ah llhted Jhe Iuse a shot and charge of dynamite exploded, killing-" "ojvjuii ui me ooay Indi- ? hC .kH made desperate effort, to reach the fuse. t .o,;..!L.Ca"se Headache. full name.Look for Bi7ntir.i--Sr riVr?" ?r ,v .urgve. 36o Bee J. THOMAS LUMBER CO for 1 H fl 11 ii!i;,si si w StUtCT SVT tSTTm