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THE ADVOCATE AND NEWS.
3 FARMERS ASSEMBLE, ' Kansas Tillers of the Soil Have a Success ful Meeting. The State Board of Agriculture held its twenty-seventh annual meeting In Representative hall, at the State house, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of last week. Ex-Governor Click, Pres ident of the board, presided. The at tendance was much larger than usual and the program was one of the best ever provided for these meetings. The ladies were well represented in the most ex cellent papers, the "Farmer's Wife and Daughter" by Mrs. Noble L. Prentls, and "A Little Journey In the World" by Mrs. J. B. Sims. Governor Leedy delivered an address of welcome in which he reviewed the industries of the State. President Gllck responded and gave an encouraging and -hopeful out look for the agricultural interests. Among the many excellent addresses, one of the best was by Hon. John W. Breidenthal, State Bank Commissioner, on the "Farmer and the Banker," in which he counseled harmony and co operation between these classes and said that he had always observed that the farmer's paper was the best security that the banks could possibly have. Prof. F. C. Curtiss of the Iowa Agri cultural college, gave an interesting ad dress on the "Practical Excellence in Beef Cattle, in which he forcibly illus trated the fact that the animal which will produce the greatest number of pounds of the highest-priced beef Is the most profitable to raise. John E. Frost, of Topeka, gave a glowing ac count of the improving prosperity of the Kansas farmer. R. M. Allen, of Ames, Neb., who is feeding more cattle than any other one man In the country, made an interesting address on the "Present Situation in Beef Cattle." J. H. Brig ham, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, delivered a very instructive address on "Agriculture in Its Relation to Other Industries." The board is entirely non-partisan, and appreciating the excellent services rendered by the officers during the past year re-elected them for the ensuing year, as follows: President George W. Click, Demo crat, Atchison. Vice President A. C. Shinn, Populist, Ottawa. Secretary F. D. Coburn, Republican. Treasurer Edwin Taylor, Populist, Edwardsville. Secretary Coburn is entitled to great credit for the success of this annual meeting, which was one of the best that has ever been held, and he justly received many congratulations for the success of his work In the past year. The Stock Breeders' Annual Meeting. The Kansas Improved Stock Breeders' Association and the Swine Breeders' Association held a joint session in this city on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. It was the largest and most inter esting meeting ever held by these so cieties. The papers and discussions were very ' interesting and instructive. The committee appointed on the classi fication of swine reported a new sched ule, which was adopted. The following resolutions were fully discussed and adopted: "Resolved, That we demand that stock be billed at single rates and that the $10 valuation on hogs be abolished. "That stock by express be sent the shortest and quickest route, even if transfer is necessary, and without ex cessive charges. "That billing at owner's risk be abol ished. "That we recommend shipping by freight where practical and until ex press companies make better rates." The question of holding a State fair was favorably discussed by all and the matter was placed In the hands of the following committee: C. M. Irwin. Wichita; Geo. W. Glick, Atchison; S. A. Sawyer, Manhattan; C. F. Hutchin son, Belleville; 0. P. Updegraff, Topeka; E. W. Melville, Eudora; E. D. King, Burlington; J. H. Bayless, Norcatur; T. M. Potter, Peabody, and W. N. Allen, Meriden. A sale of swine was held by some of the members on Wednesday afternoon and very satisfactory prices were re ceived. It was decided to have an ex hibition of swine at the next annual meeting. . The regular annual banquet was held at the Hotel Throop on Wednesday ev ening at which 1,00 stockmen sat down to an elegant repast. President Charles S. Cross, of Emporia, presided. Nothing stronger than coffee and sweet cider was served, but the witty and eloquent responses to the twenty-seven toasts sparkled with a brilliancy not excelled when the flowing bowl is filled with the best champagne. The following are the officers elected to serve for the ensuing year: President M. S. Babcock. Vice President T. B. Zinn. Secretary and Treasurer, II. A. Heath. Executive Committee C. E. West brook, Peabody; Geo. W. Berry, Berry ton; J. W. Robinson, El Dorado; Henry Hobb, Whiting; E. W. Melville, Eu dora. Committees were appointed as fol lows: Omaha Exposition G. W. Berry, H. L. Leibfried, Emporia; J. F. True, New man; E. D. King, Burlington, and C. E. Westbrook, Peabody. Needed Legislation J. W. Robinson, El Dorado; T. W. Harrison, Topeka, and T. A. Hubbard, Rome. TOPEKA AND SHAWNEE COUNTY. During December there were fifty-one deaths In Topeka. The money offered as prizes at the National Buttermakers' convention amounts to $3,400. The registration books for 1898 are now open at the office of the Commis sioner of Elections. The bridge celebration will be post poned until the old bridge is removed, and perhaps longer. County Treasurer-elect Phillips has resigned the Captaincy of Battery B. Lieutenant Pattlson is his successor. Gen. John B. Gordon, of Atlanta, will lecture on the "Last Days of the Con federacy" at Crawford's, January 25. Dave Burdge did not get the position of office deputy in Marshal Sterne's of fice because Judge Foster objected to him. The Masons are contemplating build ing a temple at the southeast corner of Eight and Qulncy within the next few years. The Commercial club has appointed n. Wilder as delegate to M. H. Hanna's national monetary conference to be held at Indianapolis, January 25. Rev. E. L. Thorpe, pastor of the First Methodist church of Bridgeport, Conn., will succeed Rev. A. S. Embree as pastor of the First Methodist church of To peka. W. H. Davis, E. Wilder, E. H. Crosby, S. T. Howe, Wm. Green, Otto Kuehne, R. S. Brigham, A. A. Goddard and C. P. Adams are the new directors of the Com mercial club. Deputy Sheriff Bert Lucas has cap tured Dubin and Squirrel Heath, who were wanted In Illinois for breaking jail and murder. He gets a reward of more than $500. The County Teachers' Association met at the court house Saturday. About seventy-five teachers attended. W. H. Wasson is President and Miss Harding 13 Secretary, papers were read by Miss Mary Monteith, W. W. Fiske and Forest Kutz. Two men stole two hogs of W. E. Corbett. who lives four miles south of town, killed and dressed them and sold the pork to Topeka butchers. The men occupied a buildjng near the Sixth street viaduct. Mr, Corbett has decided not to prosecute. The payment of $450 for the use of the lower story of the Hamilton hall build ing for the buttermakers' convention and similar payments make people study and wonder why it would not be well to hurry up the auditorium and avoid such expenses in the future. A horse trader offered his animal to a farmer for his horse, agreeing to give "ten" in exchange.out at Clayand Euclid, the other day. After the exchange had been made the trader gave the farmer 10 cents, but he demanded $10. A fight ensued in 'which several ' persons were injured and the horses were returned to their original owners. Frank Brown, a young Topeka lawyer who has been unfortunate in the choice of associates and who has fallen into bad habits thereby, is In jail on a charge of issuing forged checks. Fri day night he managed to dig a hole al most through the wall of the Jail but was discovered before he had completed it. He Is now out on bail. C. J. Devlin, President of the South western Fuel Company, has the plans completed for the erection of a new office block at the southeast corner of Eight and Jackson streets. It will be 22x115 feet, two stories and a high basement, making it practically three stories. It will be built in the early spring, of pressed brick, and will be elegantly finished throughout and sup plied with the best modern conven iences. The general offices of the South western Fuel Company will occupy a portion of the block and It will be a fine addition to that locality. The directors of the Commercial club have elected the following officers: President, William Green; vice presi dent, R. S. Brigham; treasurer, F. O. Popenoe . T. J. Anderson will probably be elected secretary. A Topeka lawyer says that "It Is queer to see Congressmen Curtis and Broder ick making so much fuss about the ap pointment of a Nebraska man aa na tional bank examiner for Kansas when they used their influence to make a New York man (Tom Ryan) Assistant Sec retary of the Interior." County Jailer Lawson, Sheriff Cook's new appointee, has decided to abolish the kangaroo court. This is an organi zation of prisoners which tries every new prisoner on a charge of breaking into jail. He is always convicted and is fined. The money is used to buy to bacco. If he has none he is abused. The court should be abolished.. North Topeka people want the old Kansas avenue bridge put up on Gordon Etreet. They eay that it would shorten the distance from Oakland to the south side about a half mile and that they are willing to contribute a portion of the expense of moving it. There is also a movement to secure its location In the west part of the county In the vicinity of Valencia. The Merchants' Federation has ef fected a permanent organization. The following officers were elected: Presi dent, Frank Newland; first vice presi dent, J. W. F. Hughes; second vice president, A. E. Hickerson; secretary, W. F. Weber; treasurer, J. S. Warner. The board of directors are J. B. Billard, W. H. Wilson, Abe Steinberg, J. S. Horner, R. B. Cathars, Hugh Lawler and T. M. Forbes. The New Bridge Open, The new Kansas avenue bridge la open to the public. It is apparently a very satisfactory bridge. It was tested by placing enormous loads on the va rious arches and no lack of strength was shown. The bridge is much wider than the old one, the roadway being twenty-eight feet. This enables teams to pass each other. One good feature of the bridge is that there is no reason why one can't drive as fast as he chooses. To the people of North To peka, who have grown weary of the old unsightly, unsafe structure, the completion of the new bridge means much. The New Omaha Stamps. Everybody remembers the Columbian Exposition stamps. Some people are still roaring about them. Well, a sim ilar series, not so large, though, is to be made for the Omaha Trans-Mlssls-slppl Exposition. The various denomi nations will be illustrated with scenes showing the progress of the. great West. The designs are as follow: One cent Marquette discovering the Mississippi. Two cent An Indian chief. Four cent A buffalo hunting scene. Five cent The pathfinder, being a picture of Fremont raising the flag on the summit of the Rockies. Eight cent A train of emigrants crossing the plains. Ten cent A mining scene. Fifty cent A cowboy and cattle. Dollar A harvesting scene, or a great flouring mill. Two dollar The Rock Island bridge, showing part of the city of Omaha. Ex-Senator Tabor, of Colorado, who made a fortune in mining enterprises but who Is now embarrassed financially, has been appointed as postmaster or Denver. His appointment has been re ceived enthusiastically mainly because he used much of his money to build up that city. A Boston man, who is well-to-do, makes a business of paying postage every year on Christmas packages which are deposited in the postofflce with in sufficient postage attached. He figures that in this way he makes many people happy, who would otherwise feel that they had been forgotten by their friends. An Eastern daily, which is opposed to government ownership of railroads, is unfavorable to the purchase of Cuba because the money is needed to Improve rivers and harbors. Why not leave this work to private companies aa is done with the railroads? How nice it would be to have to pay toll to row up a stream or enter a harbor. Poor aid Weak Catarrh and Bronchial Trouble -7 Had no Appetite-Now Better In Every Way -A Delicate Child. "Some time since I took a sudden cold and could not gf t rid of it. Being subject to catarrh and bronchial trouble I coughed terribly. I loBt my appetite and grew poor and weak and I did not feel like work. I began taking Hood's Sarsapa r Ilia. In a short time the cough disap peared, I slept well, had a good appetite and I was better in every way. Last spring I was not feeling well, I had no ap petite and no strength. I resorted to Hood's Sarsaperllla and soon felt mora like work. My little ncphow was a deli cate child and had a humor which trou bled him so he could not rent at night. He has taken a few bottles of Hood's Sar saparilla and now he has a good appetite and is able to sleep." Miss Abbihi J. Freeman, South Duxbury, Mass. Sarca sm parilla Is tho One Tnio Wood Purifier. All (IrugKlnts. $t. HrtHo Dilfc are the best after-dimwr IIOUU S rills irtii. uM llstlon. iWo. THIS WEEK'S MARKETS. Kansas City Produce Market. Kansas City, January 17. Wheat Generally about steady, very nlow. No. 1 hard, nominally 85c; No. 2, $20'85c; No. 3, 8182c; 1 car mixed, 83c; No. 1 red, nominally 91c; No. 2, 9091r; No. 3, 8789c; No. 2 spring, 81S2c; No. 3, 80c. Corn Some sales ic lower; No. 2 mixed, 24V424c. Oats Firm, but slow. No. 2 white, 24 25c. Rye Steady. No. 2, 42c. Hay Active, firm. Choice timothy, $S.50&;8.75; choice prairie, $7g7.25. Butter About steady. Creamery, 14 17c; dairy, 1214c. Eggs Weak on heavy receipts. Fresh, 15V2c. Kansas City Live Stock, Kansas City, January 17. Cattle Receipts, 5,000. Market steady to lower. Texas steers, J3.2504.25; Texas cows, $2.25(83.30; native steers, 2.75f5; native cows and heifers, $2 4.25; stockers and feeders, $3.404.80; bulls, 2.40(0)4. Hogs Receipts, 17,000. Market opened steady to 5c higher, closing weak. Bulk of sales, $3.503.65; heavies, $3.453.70; packers, $3.47 3.67; mixed, $3.45 3.C5; lights, $3.353.55; yorkers, $3.50 3.55; pigs, 13.2503.62. Sheep Receipts, 2,000. Market strong. Lambs, $4.205.60; muttons, $3.25 4.40. REPRESENTATIVE SALES. No. Wt. Pr. 40 Texas steers 840 $4.25 39 Texas cows 778 3.30 18 native steers 1416 5.00 22 native cows and heifers.. 834 4.25 27 stockers and feeders 632 4.80 61 bulls 590 4.00 The seed annual issued by D. M. Ferry & Co., Detroit, Mich., has been received by the Advocate and News. It is a splendid publication and an examina tion of It discloses the fact that this popular company is fully up to date and is keeping abreast of the times. Read ers should have this annual as a matter of reliable information on this subject. A perusal of Its contents will prove of value to every reader. Write the company for a copy. In reply to the autocratic edict of the managers of the fourteen department stores of Denver, that the dallies must reduce advertising rates or be boycotted, the latter answer that such concession Is not only Impossible for business rea sons but would destroy the Independence of the press. 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