The Wichita Beacon from Wichita, Kansas on January 19, 1911 · Page 5
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Wichita, Kansas
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Thursday, January 19, 1911
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1911. II D 7 I C II I T A AGON CARRIE NATION: SINCERE FANATIC or SEEKER of NOTORIETY and CASH? Intimate Sketch of the Sick Crusader ; by Newspaper Man Who Accompanied Her on the First Saloon-, Smashing Tour. ' (DlBpatches from Kansas City report the serious illness of Mrs. Carrie Natkm. following a nervous breakdown. The spectacular antisaloon crusader of hatchet fame Is well along in years anil a fatal termination of this ilneHF, would not be surprising. The following sketch of the real Carrie Nation Is written by a newspaper man of' wide experience, who accompanied her on her first bar-dstroy-ing trip, Immediately after she came into public view, and who studied her at tlose range.-EDITOK.) JIaurice Weidenthnl. AS Carrie Nation a faker seeking notorietev? Whs she deliberately engaged in a tj I a i n money mHking expedi tion when she first started mi to smash saloons? ; By the sale of "souvenirs." by her lectures and other profitable exhibitions of herself, Carrie Nation is said to have accumulated $200,000. Did she begin her crusade with rash as the main mo tive? I ioined the Carrie Nation "troupe as a representative of a great American newspaper Immediately after she put out of business the rirst saloon in 10-Deka. Kan., a decade ago. I traveled with her for weeks, and had many op portunitles to study the famous hatchet wlelder in the first flush of her notoriety. I made the famous tour with her from Topoka to Chicago, stopping in many cities by the way cities like Muscatine and Des Moines. Iowa, where the saloon was conducted despite the state law and through other states which legalized the saloon. While Mrs. Nation frequently succeeded in making a nuisance of herself, I am convinced that when she began her. campaign she was thoroughly con- i (B "Whiskey bottles were entitled to no protection in Kansas. scientlous. absolutely in dead earnest, "Whatever she achieved of notoriety and cash, her object at the beginning was not fame nor wealth, but an ardent desire to purge the world of the sa loon. When she first wielded the axe across the beautiful and costly bar of the Senate saloon In Topeka, Kan., Car rle Nation little dreamed that her name would appear in big display head type on the front pages of every newspaper in the United States and many In Eu rope.' She rather expected the loca papers in Topeka' would have something to say about her. for she was arrested on the charge of creating a disturbance Mrs. Nation began her work in Kan sas because the saloons of that state had no legal right to exist. She start ed on the largest and most fashionabl outlaw, the. Senate saloon. She might be arrested for creating a disturbance but she could not be held for destroy Ing property. Rosewood bars, plate glass mirrors and bottles of whiskey were entitled to no protection in Kaii- There was something real motherly and affectionate about Mrs. Nation. Sh was the sort of woman who attracted little children. They would cling t her skirts, kiss and caress her, and she in turn would show the greatest affec tion for them. In those days Mrs. Nation had the most absolute confidence in the honesty of mankind. Following the notoriety she achieved after she wrecked the first few Baloons, she received an enormous hmount of nviil from all parts of the United States. Some of these letters were abusive, but ' most of them not A V Vis " f" " . 1 w A CARRIE NATION ' TALK IN EPIGRAM. MRS. CARRIE NATION; only offered financial aid, but really did enclose money to heln along the anti-saloon crusade.. These letters waited for her at every railroad station between Topeka and Chicago. The newspaper men and women' who accompanied her on the tour were Installed as her private secretaries. Hundreds of these letters were opend on th train. The dollar, two-dollar and five-dollar bills, and other of larger denominations, were carefully straightened out and handed to her. The letters were alpliHhetlcaily arranged and Carrie placed them In her satcnei, to ne an swered when times were less 'strenu ous. Mrs. Nation spent much of her time In jail, especially In Kansas, and she always was proud of it. But from a sincere and serious woman she' de teriorated into a joke and did many outlandish things which attracted at tention and added to her store of wealth. Her tours became seemingly mere money-making ventures. When the W. C. T U. and other organiza tions tired- of her she "starred" on the stage in "Ten isignts in a nar the only ORIGINAL CARRIE NftTlON tragedy the saddest episode In her career. It was near midnight In one of the "fbwast dives of the city. Mrs. Nation had visited saloon after saloon all that evening, accompanied by policemen detailed to protect her, but to see that she did no smashing. At each saloon she had talked with the men behind the bars, asked them if they were not ashamed to follow a business which leads men and women to destruction, pulled an occasional cigar out of some man's mouth, and expressed indigna- 4TTB "Advertised her as they would a dou ble-headed calf." ' room" a title transposed by the face tious IntoV'Ten Barrooms in a Night." Managers got hold of her and adver tlsed her as they would a circus white elephant or a double-headed calf. Soon her usefulness was at an end. Mrs. Nation was divorced several years ago from David Nation, with whom she had lived at Medicine Lodge before the crusade days. David iow about -seventy-seven years old as en Joying a retired life at Iberia, O. Car rle first met David while the latter was editor of the Warrensburg, Mo. Journal. A few days before she had prayed to God for a husband. In an swer to her prayer, she said after wards, she met David. "A peculiar thrill passed through me which made me start," she used to say, In telling the story. Nation proposed by letter and soon thereafter they were married Many melodramatic and farcical In cldents occurred during that first memorable tour of Carrie Nation, but It ended at Chicago in a dramatic scml A W. C. T. U. woman asked her: "Cun't we go about uhul-islring saloons in a way that is a little more ladylike and polite'.'" "Sister," was the reply, "Samson went against a thousand enemies of the Lord and smashed them with the jawbone of an ass. That wasn't gentlemanly and polite but the point is, he smashed 'em. "If you saw a aerpent crawling, crawling over the floor toward your sleeping boy, and in another minute that serpent would bite him and kill him, whnt would you do? "The trouble with all you mothers is that your sons are all ' going to hell w hile you sit around being ladylike and polite. "If the mothers will take hold of this fight nothing can stand against them. "Give nfe a wife and a baby and I can carry an election. God intended women to stand beside men nt the ballot box, and tell them now to vote. "The government calls the tax on the saloon Internal revenue. It should be infernal revenue." "Asked them if they were not ashamed of themselves." tion at the shocking paintings back of the bars. In the last saloon the program did not vary. A young man was carrying drinks to human wrecks men and wo men seated about the tables. He acted as though he expected her and greeted her with a grin and the words "How do you do, Grandma Nation?" Others had called her "grandma" and mother before, so she paid no at tention to It, but talked to him as she had to other bartenders. "Of course you have a mother?" she said. "I certainly have a mother," he re plied. And does she know, Mrs Nation continued, "that you are in this low business?" The question remained unanswered, but again he called her Grandma Nation. "Don't you know me?" he asked. "I never saw you before that I know of, Mrs. Nation replied. Then the climax. "Don't you remember little Riley Riley White, your Httle grandson?" "Riley White?" she repeated; "why yes, but I haven't seen him since he was a boy of ten. I don't know what became of the boy." "I am Riley White, your grandson The woman gazed at him again and exclaimed: "My God! Can it he possible that my grandson Is doing the devil's work?" Throwing herself upon the sawdust covered floor she sobbed and wept, pay Ing no heed to the painted girl win bent over her and blew cigarette smoke In her face. Friends helped her to her feet, but she was no longer the tur bulent, aggressive Carrie Nation. "Take me back to the hotel," she moaned feebly; "I want to go home." EDITOR PRESIDENT THE HONOR WENT. TO AN INDEPENDENCE MAN. Emoria Was Chosen as the Place for Holding the Next Good Roadt Convention. The Resolutions Pasted, H. O. James, editor of the Independ ence Reporter. Is the new president of the Kansas Good Roads association He Is the man who was the prime mover in the building of twenty miles of good roan in Montgomery county in a single day recently, and one of the most enthusiastic good roads boosters in the state. H. W. McAfee, of Topeka, president Ihe past year, was made vice president at the meeting yesterday, and vv. s. Gearhart, of Man s hattan, was retained rb secretary treasurer. Emporia was selected aa tho plnce for the next annual meeting. The names of Topeka and Wichita were mentioned, but neither had as many supporters as Emporia. The following resolutions were una nimously adopted near the close of the afternoon session: RESOLUTION'S. First. We commend the governor of jiansas. ror his interest in goon roads, as indicated by his recommendations and instanced by Ills eriorts to secure a com Detent highway enelneer. Second. We earnestly favor the sub- WHO IS TO BLAME For So Many Sickly Children? We. hear of so many children who are thin, delicate, ailing and tired all the time, we are led to ask what la the cause, and who Is to blame? Don't blame the children they have no strength. They play hard, work hard at school, and rapid growth takes all their strength. It Is the mothers of all such children who are to blame, for If thev only realixed what our delicious cod liver and Iron tonic will do for their little ones, they wouldn't sleep at night until they had started them on Ylnol. Only a few days ago a case came to our attention Mrs. W. H. Gllmore of Durand, Mich., had a little daughter nine years of age. She was weak, Palo, h ailing and nothing seemed to do her flit.- a1"''' niicr ll.-l till,,! HIIII BI1V r began to thrive at once and gained rapidly In weight, color and strength. Wa positively know Vlnol will build tip your Httle ones and make them healthy, strong and robust. Try a bottle and If you are not satisfied we will return your money. We make this offer to show you our confidence and belter tn vinoi. Illgglnson Drug Co, Wichita, Kan. , mission to the voters of Kansas s constitutional amendment providing that the state may nnrtlclpate In works of Internal improvement; and earnestly recommend to the legislature that it take such action. i nira. ve recommenu mat tne slate board of regents of the Kansas State Agricultural col h?ire he constituted tho State Highway Commission to direct the general policy of the state highway work and to appoint a state highway engineer: said commission mid Mate engineer to constitute the state highway department. which shall have It's office at the state grlcultural collece. That the Btute en gineer apprcve the plans for the opening of all new roads and the reduction of pld ones. That all bridge work In the state be built In accordance with the plans and specifications of the state high way department, and that all plans for bridge work costing over two thousand dolltrs shall be approved by the slate engineer and built under his persons) supervision. That all road work costing tJcO.Ofl per mile or more shall- be built In accordance wllh plans and specifica tions approved by the state engineer and shall he constructed under Ms genera) supervision: and he s,liiill furnish any rood or bridge authorities asking It such Information as he onn concerning tne nest methods or road and hrldi con struction free of charge. To support the commission we recommend that all motor vehicles he required to nay a reasonable registration fee and after the cost of collecting the said fees and furnishing tags for vehicles has been paid that half of the remaining funds shall he returned to the counties In proportion-tn the amount paid and that these moneys shall be spent for the construction of concrete bridges and culverts or other permanent road work for road dragging under the direction of -the state engineer and the remaining fifty per cent of such fees shall ne used nv the state highway oepartment to carry nut the state highway work as here outlined. Fourth. Whereas. It Isl Impossible to Erocure men and teams to do mad work etween April 1st and October 1st as re quired by law. we recommend to the leg slature that the present law be amended to permit the making of permanent lin prnvements of the nubile highways at any season or the year. Fifth. We recommend that all poll tax be collected In cash. Sixth. On all oiled, macadam, sand clay nr other than dirt roads, we rec ommend a maximum width of sixteen feet. , Seventh. It Is a sense st this eonven tion that when roads are graded and nut In proper condition that they shall be systematically tlrairged under the dlree linn of the township's authorities throughout the year. Klghth. We recommend to the letinU lure the passage of an act requiring that all road culverts In excess of two feet In diameter s,hall be hullt entirely of stone or concrete and of the width of the cs tahllshed grade. Ninth. We recommend compulsory trim nilng of all hedges a distance of ten rods from all road crosslnus. Tenth. We recommend the enactment of a law requiring that In each county of less than Sn.noi) population, and upon petition tn the hoard of county comnns sinners of one hundred qualified voters the hoard shall submit to a vote of the people at the next ensuing election the question, "Shall There lie a County F.n- glneer? and If the proposition shall car rv the hoard shall employ a competent, qualified man. of not lees than five years practical experience ,or who can pass a thorough examination. Kleventh. Because of the fact that scarcely a bridge contract has been let In the last ten yean In accordance with thn law. W" rernmmend that the state bridge law he rewritten tn meet present nav conditions. Twelfth. We recommend that when ever county ronmilselonera meet thev shall he authorized to transact general buslnesM. Thirteenth. We recommend that the legislature provide that all county aur- 'In the Heart of Wichita." ""Rearrangement and Replenishment" For Two More Busy Days of Our January Undermuslin Sale Friday and Saturday AVnmon visiting this sale those last two days will benefit with as much economy as did the many buyers during Monday's and Tuesday's busy hours. Features added and. popular Kellinp, lots replenished arc assuranees of larger attendance right up until the last minute. Don't leave a single Muslin wear want unfilled. A ill I Combination Garments $1.75 Mado of sheer Nainsook w i t h dainty la e e or ev m b r o i d e r y trimmings. Styles showing short skirt and eorset cover; corset cover a n d drawers and corset cover with the novelty butterfly combination. Your choice Friday and Saturday, $1.75. Undermuslins for Children Children's Cambric Drawers with hemstitched edge, finished with five rows of pin-tucking, finished bands and button holes, full custom made seat, two pairs for 25 cents. Child's Cambric Gowns with cluster tucked yoke French yoke yoke and sleeves finished with German Val lace-size 8 to 14 years, $1.25. Child's Gown of G4 doth pointed yoke French cap sleeve hemstitched on cuff and neck size 8 to 14 years, 75c. Child's Short Skirts with two rows of fillet lace insertion with linen Irish edge tucked ruffle, 65c. Children's Cambric Drawers full extreme seat with hemstitched ruffle, 3?C. Women's Cambric Gowns 50 Cents At least 25 pretty styles in this special assortment. Among them a lace trimmed slip-over style; V shape and round neck embroidery trimmed models; all cut full and made of good cambrics. Choice, 50c Princess Slips Several clever styles of sheer batiste at $4.00. Styles with ruffled foot, embroidery motif at a yoke and yoke edged with embroidery special in the January sale, $1.75, Princess slip of sheer batiste with cm-broidery flounce. Arm scye and neck finished with a dainty embroidered scallop; yoke with Frcnc hembroidery motif. January sale price, $2.50. Gowns of Fine Nainsook $1.00 Ladies' Gowns of sheer Nainsook slipover style, showing solid embroidery yoke and short French sleeves. Inch wide beading with satin ribbon, $1.00. Ladies' Sheer Nainsook Gown finished around neck and short sleeves with eyelet embroidery, $1.00. Nainsook Gowns, slip-over style, short sleeves and yoke finished in genuine Irish crochet, $1.00. Gowns of i4 muslin, .high neck, long sleeves, 9 inch yoke finished with six rows of Swiss, embroidery' edge, with Swiss beading, and showing four rows of pin-tucks in clusters, embroidery edging on gown, $1.00. Corset Covers 25c Corset Covers of fine Nainsook, with embroidered edge and beading, satin drawstring, 25c Nainsook Corset Covers with real Irish crochet edge and satin ribbon, 25c Corset Covers with malteso and German Val yoke, 25c Ladies' Corset Cover of fine cambric, with two rows of Irish lace insertion and Irish lace edge, 25c. Corset Covers 50c Ladies' Corset Cover of sheer Nainsook with St. Gaul lace edge and insertion, satin ribbon, full beading, cluster tucked front, 50 cents. Ladies' Corset Cover of sheer Nainsook, with new St. Gaul wheel embroidery finished yoke, inch wide satin ribbon, 50c. Corset Cover of sheer Nainsook, entire yoke of Madeira embroidery, genuine Irish crochet edge, 50o. Ladies' Corset Cover of sheer Nainsook, yoke and many different style patterns of St. Gaul and Swiss embroidery, dainty satin ribbon, 50c. Gowns for Stout 1 Women , Gowns of sheer Nainsook in high neck and slip-over models, trimmed in hand Irish German Val Swiss embroidery and embroidered motifs, cut 58 inches long and up to 102 inches wide are priced from $1.35 to $5.00. Ladies' Gowns built of sheer Nainsook, and Lonsdale muslin, high nock and sleeve, styles showing Irish crochet as well as German embroiderey trimmings, and cut 58 inches long and 102 inches in the skirt, $1.25. Spring 1911 Waists "First" to echo the lines of fashion in shirtwaist styles for spring. Sheer mull and hand embroidered models in variety. A popular side attraction at the white sale this week. See them all. Blue Serges Certainly! Full stocks ready today. These ever good, practical and stylish Suitings in a variety of grades. Priced at 85 cents to $1.50. Dress goods section west aisle. Men's New Spring Shirts Today in the Two Big Window Displays Also in the Men's Store eyors and all cntintv enelneer tn hnrntna eligible for the office they seek shnll lie required to pass a proper examination in their rmrtlr-iiliir line of nractice. Fourteenth. We recommend tn tha ntr. Islmtire thnt the nresent inn tlniimi tuv levy may be Increased from K nillln tn 3 mills. Hft?entrt. We recommend thnt nil townshln rond hiilldlriK work he absolutely divorced from tho township tax assessment. Sixteenth. We recommend some nntion lonklnc to the use of wider tires on ell vehicles. Sevi'titeentn. We favor derlarlni the New Santa Fe Trail a stat hlKhwav. Eighteenth. We recommend n slldlnsr scale for the payment of teams. Nineteenth. We recommend that where bonds for rond building are liyoied the law he so amended that the tmurove- tnent may be paid for In cash at the option of property owners. iwentietn ve recommend a coinnu - sory weed law separate from the local option hedite law. There was no. lark of Interest throughout the Hfternoon session. which was crowded full of Rood thlrgs for road workers. Borne of tho most Interesting papers and dl"ciis.r,onn were heard at this session. Otto of the best papers was that of (I. Ji.lllffe. county commissioner from Marlon country, who reported that In his home township there were 71 miles of good roods. He sold Marlon county now had 63 concrete bridges that had cost on an average $sn,1.. every one of which would last forever. Mr. .lolliffe de clared thnt the worst feature ahout road and bridge building waa that to many county commissioners were poll tlclana. Politicians are the etiree of Kansas, he declared. '1 hcileve ev ery man should be In politics, hut th man who aiplres to b known ns a politician hHB no business, m tlie office of county commissioner. Another Good Paper. "The Hedges and Weed Uw; Tree Planting, and the Proper Location of Telegraph Poles on the Highway.." by C. A. Scott. State Forester. Kansas State Agt-lcnlturnl college, wna another wtll prepared pupcr, and one which from the farmer' ctnr.dpnlnt. was nil right, though some of the road mak ers were inclined to disagree with the professor on some minor points. In tho discussion which followed this paper, a strong sentiment whs expressed In fiivor of compulsory weed cutting law. which Inter took the form f a resolution mat was huo,,,.-., n.v he association. V. V. (Kborii. of l.iu county, cnamjiMi the. current f sentini'-nt in iaor he county c.igliitcrs In lanni.s quite materially, in his super. 1 U'lin- v Fnirinccr and Some of Ills rroii- lems." he made plain fo many things hut a practical nun can no in tin-nill.llnir of hrldece and the making of ronds, and gnve his experienct s li. wucli an interesting way that It was i.n- nounced thnt his pap'-r would ti- pub lished In full In the Kansas i armr. Last on the Program. Secretary Oearhart. wlmho paper was tho Inst on the program. CHlkd atten tion to several changes that should !" made In the highway laws f lh Mate. Among these was the creation of a state highway commission, to be made up of the hoard of regents or the State Agricultural college. T" provide for the additional cxpi-nte he sugR"teil a state license for niitomobili s, half of which nftrr the cost of tags ha.l been ledtictei). sh mill revert to the M-veral counties to be used In road building and half to the use of the highway commission and the state engineer. girls Who work should know this Writing on beauty topics for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Mrs. Mae Mar tyn aaya: "'Liquid preparations are fast supplanting face powders, aa It Is found their continued use has a ten dency to clog the pores, causing black hesds and other blemishes. . "I find," she says, "wh-n face pow ders are tabooed and a liquid is used the muddy condttlon" soon disappears and tho skin takes on a pink glow of health. "One of the best and most popular lotions Is made by dissolving 4 ounces of apurmax In ' pint hot water, then adding 2 tcaspoqnruls glycerine. "This Is mtich easier to apply than powder, and so linpe and Inexpensive to make that every woman should have It on her dressing tatde. while Its use will be found Invaluable for rough or blotchjr akins. Cured to Stay Cured COTTON IIIUS TO BE IDLE That la They Will Be Shut Down One- quarter of bach Day to Curtail Production. Hoston, Jan. 111. Millions of spindles in cotton mills of the I'nltrd States will he Idle one-qunrter of the time from today until market conditions Improve, If a recommendation made this afternoon by the Arkwrlght club Is generally accepted. The Arkwrlght club Is an organization of the treasurers of mills In Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Mnlno, and represents more than ten million eplndles. Of the twenty-eight million spindles In the United States, ir..fin,noO are In New KngUiml. The attendance was the largest In ten years. Several 'telegrams from mill owners In Georgia. North Ourollnn and South Carolina were read telling of the nrrnngements being made to curtail the output. The cotton mills of the country cur tailed extensively last year because of tho high cost of cotton nnd an Indlf fcrent demand for goods, and the same reasons are given by the Koatnn Treas urers for their action today. The cot ton mills of New England employ nearly 2n0,0fin operatives when all of the machinery Is In motion. How Wichita Citizen Found Com plete Freedom From Kidney Troublea. If you suffer from backache From urinary disorders From any disease of the kidneys, He cured to stay cured. Ioan'k Kidney Pills make lasting cures. Wichita people testify. Here's one case of It: I). C. Taylor. 705 K, Central Ave., Wichita. Kan., says: "I was In bad shape with my back and kidneys when I began th" use of Ponri s Kidney Pills. Off and on for years niy kidneys troubled me nnd at times I was confined to my bed for a week owing to the severe pains In my bark. One time; whllo working, an attack of this trouble came on suddenly and I l.nd to be curried to tint house. My ef. forts for relief were unsuccessful until I began taking J hum's Kidney Pills, procured nt tho lckum Prug Co, Their beneficial effect was noticeable after I had used two boxes and It was not long before ewry symptom of my trouble dlsappi an d." (Statement given October C. I'm'.) A WILLINti CMKKonorUTIoN. On May 4. 1910, Mr. Taylor said: "I willingly ' confirm nil I have pre- vlously said Mbo'it Poan's Kidney lilla. The benefit they brought n has been permanent nnd 1 am still free from every symptom of kidney complaint. For sale bv all dealers. Price 60 cents. Foster-Mllbiirn Co., Buffalo New York, sole agents for the t'nlted Slates. Mememher the name Doan'a and take no other. SQUARE DEAL FOR THE JEW Jacob Schiff Praisea Rootevelt as Man wne rracucea rtengioue Tolerance. Veil fork .Inn Id. Colonel Roose velt, as the guest of honor at a banquet last night at the Twenty-second council of tho union of American Hebrew congregation. praised by Jnroh II. Schiff. the toastmaster, as "one who more than auy other American, living or dead, bus taught the uorl,l the lesson thnt. eounllv with nnv other citizen of this country, the Jew Is entitled to the square deal. More mm. ne noi otuy prencnea theories, he turned them Into actonll- tlfu unit frilled nn of our co-rcllirloll- lts Into tho cabinet of the president of the Cnlted States, the highest of-fi,.n ti-irhln Ida vlft Wp .feu-H own him a debt of gratitude which I hope never win no lorgotien. The banquet was addressod by Theodore Hoosevelt, Mayor Oaynor, ris.-ur Klruus tiorlor Pavld IM'.llliison of I'lnr liimitl and Jacob II. Schiff. A telegram of greeting wns received from (;. .Minor Plx. The ilelegntes chose Cincinnati for the litis cntifercnce. CHANGE IN DEPOSITORIES. Slierlal to The lleacon. Oklahoma City, Jan. 19. A notable feature of the list of stale depositories given out by Stnte Treasurer Punlo Is that the Oklahoma State bank ol Outhrle, the most highly favored bank during the Haskell administration, I li ft off the list. The National Hank of Commerce gels the deposits for Outh rle. Unusual Business Openings! In towns alnnp; the iipw lines of the Frisco in Texan. Greatest pfnem) farming and live-stock district in the Southwest. Tins in'sre agricultural com'mnnity Along the New Lines of the " Frisco M in Texas. needs more hotels, prenernl stores, hardwaro ' houses, p'staurnnts, lumber yards, drug si ores and ull other kinds of business honses. If you are interested in extending your business to a productive field where it is sure to pay, write for full information. Trade success is based upon the surrounding country. This new field will justify careful consideration. A. Hilton, General Passenger Agent Frisco Lines 816 Fm o Dldg, St. Louis, Mo. WROTE SPiRT MESSAGES This Woman Thought She Wat Irre- aiatible and Could Fatcinate All Men. Chicago, Jan, 19. Suit to set aside the will of Mrs. Fannie Surdetn Stelle, wealthy widow of New York and Chi cago, who died suddenly here Inst June, devising, among other bequests. 12'i.OflO to Kdgnr It. Ascettn, a young Italian singer, who once aued her In New York for breach of promise, was filed today In the circuit court. Kiual distribution of the estate, which Is valued at half a million dollars, la asked. Tho plaintiffs are first cousins of Mrs. Stelle, who charge, undue Influ ence was used to ruae the widow to will her property to others. Elmer E. Karl, residuary legatee of the estate. Is the chief defendant, the other being Judge Nash Rockwond of Saratoga Sprlnga, N. Y., and Attorney Nicholas Mlcbeis, each of whom wae devleed J 10. ooo. and Kate McCardle, a nurse, who was bequeathed $3,000. The complaint says Mra. Stelle believed herself to have Irresistible and superhuman powera of fascination for men and that ahe received frequent spirit messngna directing her acts. Judge Rockwood and Earl are accused of having originated some of the "spirit messages" conveying the property to Earl. Young "Untiling Pan" Finn has been appointed secretary of the New York fire department, JF T 1 have coughed and coughed jLVlV ' i11YLfl$ until my lungs are sore and weak.' Go at once to your doc tor. Do not delay another hour. Ask him all about Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. Then tekc it or not, as he says. Lowell. Mass.

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