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THE KANSAS COT JOURNAL, SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 1808.
HAY DIVIDE $900,000.
Gil CATER KAS1S CITVS I. RGELY
NEEDS WILL ALSO BE GREATER.
fei;TIMi:T 1 FAVOR OP APPOR
TIO.WIKVr FOR "WATER FL'M).
Inrrrine of $,OOO,Ot0 In saaraanble
nluntlun of Proper! Nome In-
tcrfllnK Flnnnclnl Calcu-
Iallonx by Cnutcrii-
Greater Kansas City will be at least a
.jrt.0") city this j ear. so far as revenues
are concerned. Below are eh en conserva
tive estimates from those who keep close
track of the city's financial affairs. They
t-how that on a valuation of only J5S.000.000
on land, pergonal property, banks and mer
chants' stocks, with a 97 mills levy for
general purposes, the revenue from taxa
tion will be 3.C00. If 10 mills can be lev
ied for general purposes, IMl.toO will be re
alized. Upon the final decision of this
question depends $a.uO of revenue. Tor
several jears past the Interest on tho city
hall and O. K. creek sewer bonds has been
paid out of the general fund. This has
taken -1-10 of a mill, but this year 3-10 of
a mill will suffice. City counselor Middle
brook decided that the old method must be
pursued, but last night he found a later de
cision which he thinks will permit a spe
cial Jevj and give the general fund the ben
efit of the 3-lv of a mill.
It la conservatively estimated that the
city will have from TS37.0U0 to JSjO.Ouo to ap
iwrtlon. The annexed territory brought in
anout Jo.OJO.000 of real estate, and there is
an increase of about $3,000 000 from the city
proper. Before the board of equalization
met. the total assessable -valuation of the
city was J6S.390.O00. There was a net raise
of from $000,000 to TGO.OUO on personal and
merchants' propertv, but the heavy reduc-
uuiia in ikuiks win unng me- net valua
tion down to about J68.000.000.
The tax levy, as previously stated In The
Journal, will be 11 mills, no matter which
way the city counselor rtnally decides, if
the 10 mills can be used for the general
fund, the levy will be distributed as fol
lows: General fund .10.0 mills
Bond and Interest fund 0.5 mills
Sinkins fund 0.5 mills
Total 11.0 mills
If, on the other hand, the interest on the
bonds mentioned has to be paid out of the
general fund, the levy will be distributed as
General fund 9.7 mills
O. K. creek and city hall interest.. .3 mills
Sinking fund 8 mills
Bond and Interest fund .2 mills
Total 1L0 mills
Tho following are the land, personal, mer
chants and bank valuations for the present
and last jcar:
. 1KB. 1S97.
Land $30,451,735 J44.793.1G0
Personal 11.1,371 11.547.310
bankt. 7.006.305 3.650,540
Total $08,390,119 $60,021,010
Does not include action of board of ap
peals, which will make the total about
$400 000 less, owing to the heavy reductions
in the banks.
The following will be the approximate
revenue of tho city from the various
sources, compared with the figures for last
- 1S9S. 1S97.
From taxation $039,000 $376,000
From miscellaneous licenses. 215 000 200,000
j luiii mantes uouse aj.uiw
From- police court fines 20,000
1-rom Int. on dally bal 17.500
From dog tax 2,ooo
From miscellaneous 25,000
. 20.000 32,950
Less delinquencies ...
Abatements, rebates .
.. 9!7,60O 901.438
.$ 50.000 $ 44.000
Total revenue $937,000 $57,456
As above explained, $20,400 additional will
lie realized If tho three-tenths of a mill does
not havo to be taken from the general
The following will be the approximate ap
ot lionments to the various departments
comiared with those for last year:
i , 1S9- 1S97.
OfPcers and employes $ S3.000 $ 7G.000
J'?11" 165,000 100,000
i,! 175.000 lco.ooo
j ire pairoi 24.000
Street lighting .74 000
Printing and stationery 12,000
Kxpense 93 000
Hoard of public works 170,000
Park iKwrd .: 25,000
Budd park 3cwo
O. IC crock sewer 3 000
Total $910,000 $21,500
The 'above apportionment would have a
balance of from $27,000 to $17.fc00. This will
not permit -any water apportionment. The
sentiment for a special levy for the water
works bonds Is not great. In view of heavy
park levies, and it is certain that the con
sumers will have to keep un paving for the
plant this year at least. Xo reduction of
rates Is believed to be possible In view of
tho great growth or the city and the neces
sity for largo extensions. The growth of
the city increases the needs of every de
partment, and it Is not believed that the
above apportionment can be scaled down
enough tn permit more than $25 000 or $39,000
apportionment to take the place of the r'l
hjdrant rental. The police and tire depart
ments will have to be largely increased.
The expense department is given only $J0
W) morn than last vear. and the board of
public works only $23 000 more. The appor
tionment does not provide for the improve
ment of the ho-plt.il, which Is bidlv need
ed, unless it can be squeezed out "by odd
thousands here and there. It will co-t
APPOINTMENTS DECIDED ON.
Mayor Jonra Pnt In a. Ilnay Day Yea-
terdny IV tth Importunate Of-
Major Jones kept open house jesterdaj-.
His office wa thronged throughout tho day
and presented the appearance of a barber
shop, rows of waiting applicants patient
ly nwnllliig the welcome "next."
Kach applicant for an office was given a
ef but careful hearing,
lav or Jones reru-t, to make public his
Kilntments until they go to the new up
.. house next Mond iv- night. It is citv
JTall gossip, however, that the following
pearly complete slate will go through tho
Boird of public w orks Democrats M V
Watson, ex-pn-sident of ihe Commercial
Club to succeed Geo. IV. Yeoman '-George
P. HHrdeslv. to succeed himself; Renuhlie-an-B.
T. Whipple, to succeed George, J.
Election commissioner-Joseph it iinrri
Health offlcer-E. Von Quasi or "v P
Superintendent of streets Xels0n Crews.
Superintendent of buildings Wallace
rtoiler inspector II. Bernauer.
Elevator inspector L. Chapman
Meat Inspector C C, Anderson, present
Assessor and collector of water rates E
A. Norrls or Marshall A. Pursley. "-'
CLEANED UP ODDS AND ENDS.
Council Trnnancted a Iairgr Amount
of Routine Iinalneaa Laat
Th council cleaned up its budget last
night, and got a great many odds and ends
out of the way. The upper house passed
an ordinance requiring the Belt line to
maintain about a dozen electric lights along
. An ordinance was passed to havo Troost
avenue paved from Fifth to Pacllic street.
The ordinance prohibiting dravs, garbage
wagons, etc., off the boulevards was lalil
over at the Instance of Mr. Morrison.
The lower house after disposing of a
l.uce amount of routine business passed
the ordlnaro. accepting the settlement of
the Metropolitan Water Company for slip
page. The city gets JS.S00.
A NIGHT 0FSHAKESPEARL
Greenwood Club Varlea From Ita
laual Programme to Hear
of the Bard.
Instead of the usual single paper and
discussion the Greenwood Club, at its
meeting last night, was entertained by a
The papers were: "Shakespeare's Boy
hood," by John R. Kirk, state superintend
ent of schools: "The Women, of Shake
speare," by Miss Rubv- Archer, of tho
Central school; "FalstafT," by Mr. O'Don
nell, of the Madison school, and the clos
ing number was a recitation from "Othel
lo." by Miss DeAVitt, of the Humboldt
SupBrintendent Kirk described the sur
roundings and avocations which he said
were influential in the development of
Shakespeare s mind for the work in which
it proved so masterful. The speaker at
tributed much of the poet's strength of
Imagination and vigor of thought to the
fact that he grew up in the country.
"Bring a boy up in the city." he said, "and
he may struggle to a normal manhood:
bring him up in the country and he most
surely will. AH the craft and quickness of
wit and knowledge of the world that belong
to the city or village reared lad are noth
ing in the making of a man w hen compared
with the rugged stability and the sensi
bilities unblunted with which the boy of
the country comes to maturity."
Speaking of Shakespeare's opportunities
for early education. Mr. Kirk said. "For
tunately he spent but few of his dajs in
school, learning but a limited number of
pages of very bad Latin and no English at
all. Shakespeare's English came from no
high school or college, but he made it him
self out of the talk of the neighborhood and
of the nations, selecting b the discernment
of his genius those words and expressions
through which we know him as a poet "
"The women of Shakespeare." said Miss
Archer, "are his own creations. "While
he appropriated a great many plots and
male characters from previous writings,
his treatment of the female characters en
titles him to exclusive rights to these
charming aspects of womankind." In.
the course of her paper Miss Archer dis
cussed all the noted ones of Shakespeare's
women, which, she said, "with few ex
ceptions, appear in their natural sur
roundings of refinement and seclusion.
There are occasions of exposure and pri
vation, jet In the habiliments of men they
preserve as a tender fragrance the at
mosphere of reserve which he so loved"
Of Rosalind, in "As You Like It," the
speaker said: "Sho swaggers bravelv In
her belted Jacket, but she admits con
fidentially that her 'heart does not wear
a aoumet and hose. After a portrajal of
the many characters of her sketch. Miss
Archer said: "But while these ladles are
witty, wise and accomplished, the home
lier excellences of the housewife were
found by Shakespeare unplcturesque, or,
perhaps, unnecessary, in his estimation
women should love, not serve. The bounty
of her heart was enough to give; the labor
of her hands would have been sacrilege."
In closing the speaker said: "Are there
any women Shakespeare has not por
trayed? Choose as you will, he produces
with a dash of his pen any woman, every
woman wise, foolish, sober, modest, bold,
virtuous, wicked, loving, hating, ardent or
cold, and possessed of every element
known to nobility, fortitude, lojalty, pow
er and love."
Mr. O'Donnell's sketch of tha character
Falstaff was full of quaint and extrav
agant humor. To begin with, he described
Falstaff as having "an equatorial diam
eter of six feet and upward, as he grew
older." and, continuing his geographical
description, spoke of his bald head as an
"open polar sea," and made a quantitativ e
analysis of him n which "five cubic feet
of sac" was one of the component parts.
"In order to more fully understand this
wonderful agency which plajed so great
a part in the daily life of our hero and
seemed to bear so close a relation to ex
pressions of wisdom, which characterized
tho true Falstaff. I hunted Kansas Citv
over for some sac and having obtained
a pint prepared to drink it all as the object
of my researches would have done and then
take notes on the effect." Then followed an
account of a most wonderful dream In
which the connection to the theme In hand
did not appear till toward the lost, when
the "dreamer" made some comparative cal
culation as to the effect of Talstaffs hauit
ual pint, baed on his experience.
Falstaff's war record was brought before
the audience and mention was made of his
famous observation on valor, in which dis
cretion was declared to be Its better part.
His "ragged regiment." said Mr. O'Donnell.
"were none the worse for having onlv 'a
shirt and a half among them' for they
were uniform in cowardice."
The speaker's description of his trip to
Stratford-on-Avon was most laughable. He
told how he had gone to the Shakespearean
hotel, where all the rooms instead or hav
ing numbers were named after the plajs.
It was with difficulty he found a room.
" 'Hamlet' was full; there was an English
fishing partv sleeping oft the effects of too
much "bait" In "All's Well That Ends Well',
In "Midsummer Night's Dream' there was
no bed," and so on through the list until
at last he found a resting place in "Lov e's
The recitation by Miss DeWitt was high
ly appreciated by her hearers.
IS THIS INGRATITUDE?
No Substantial Recognition for tbe
Deep Uaaa Voice of a Leatber-
The Ingratitude of politicians who prom
ise everything before election and forget it
afterward was illustrated last night in the
case of "Ftlley" Cook, he of the megaphone
voice. Cook is a St. Louis product. For
years he was one of Chauncey I. FHIey's
lieutenants, and thereby acquired the name
of "'Fllley'' Cook. He and "de old man"
quarreled, and Cook came to Kansas City a
few weeks before the last election, and at
once injected his voice and' his "infloonee"
into the campaign.
His voice is really a wonderful thing. It
Is so hoarse and loud that, when it rasped
out at a ward meeting or rallv, it struck
surprise into the souls of all who heard it.
and commanded attention. For these rea
sons "Flllej" Cook's voice was used fre
quently throughout the campaign as an an
nouncer and a queller of tumults at grand
rallies and other political round-ups.
After the election Cook conceived the Idea
that he was entitled to a benefit. So he hid
cards printed, rented old Turner hall at 19J2
Grand avenue, advertised a Cakewalk,
dancing contests, boxing bouts and other
amusrrents, and. wearing a frock coat, a
high collar and white tie, sat at the en
trance list night and waited for the half
dollars to roll in
But none came. A few of his friends
dropped In, but not enough to Justify giving
the show, which proves the assertion that
politicians are grateful before election.
DELEGATES ARE CHOSEN.
Credit Men Select ItepreaentntlTra for
the Third Annual Meeting of
There were two score members of tho
Credit Men's Association at the dinner and
business meeting held at the Coates opera
house last evening. The customary dinner
was served at 6 30, and at S o'clock the
business meeting was held. Trade topics
were dscused. The national association
Is trjlng to brine- about a more uniform
svstem of commercial report", and Is being
well supported by nearly nil of the local
associations. The Kansas Citv association
has alvvajs been closely In touch with the
national management, and 's on this sub
ject. Delegates were selected to represent
the citv at the third annual meeting of
the national association at Detroit June
22 to 24 Those chosen were: Albert 6
Chase. W. H. T.avlor. Joseph II. Bov p. u'
Slattery. F. P. Church. O. V. Dodge
The alternites were: John H. Wiles A
B. Colton. Jerome Tvvichell. W. . Law
ton, E. L. MtClr-re and I A. Green
It Is the puipose of the association to
have a large delegation of the members
go with the delegates and alternates It
will bo an interesting gathering at a pleas
ant place for a week's outing.
Quorum of Twelve Annonncra Ap-
pointmenta for the ext
The quorum of twelve vesterday an
nounced to the general conference of the
Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Lat
ter Day Saints at Independence the assign
ments of high priests, elders and priests to
various fields of labor for tho next two
eas. There are twelve districts, each
member of the quorum of twelve having
charge of the work In one of them.
The matter of the debt of Graceland col
lege, an institution at Lamonl, la . conduct
ed ur-dcr the auspices of the church, was
discussed by the conference vesterdav and
will be the subject for further consideration
at to-dav s ses-ion Manv of the delegates
bcllevo the church should assume the $2?..
OjO indebtedness of the college, while oth
ers claim the church has not and should
not acquire any interest In the college,
which they claim was established to boom
Lamoni real estate
The Burllnnton Ronte.
The best line to Chicago.
WEIDLEIN'S BODY ARRIVES.
YOUXG GOLD HUNTER KILLED
ALASKA APRIL 3.
Met at Depot by Weeplnc Relative
Funeral 1T1H Take Place Thla
Afternoon Gypay Woman'a
When the train over the Burlington road
from the Northwest arrived In the Union
depot at S:13 o'clock last night a little group
of men, w hose eyes were red from weeping,
stood on the platform to meet it. They
were the father and brothers and an uncle
of Louis L. Weidleln, who was killed by
the terrible avalanche of snow at Sheep
camp on Chilkoot Pass trail, Alaska, April
3, and whose body was among the first res
cued. The body of the unfortunate oung
gold hunter was in the baggage car, and
when the train had come to a standstill it
was Immediately transferred to a convey
ance In waiting and taken to Stine's under
taking establishment, followed bj the grief
AftPr the outer case had been opened it
was found that the bodv was enclosed in
a hermetically sealed galvanized iron cas
ket. The father, who was anxious to look on
the face of his dead son. gave orders that
the Iron casket be opened. The scene when
the body was revealed to the relatives was
extremely pathetic. The body was inr an
excllent state of preservation, and the
features shewed little of the suffering w h ch
Louis Weidleln must have endured when
he met death by suffocation beneath the
snow. Tho funeral will take place at 2
o clock this afternoon.
Phillip Weidleln. father of the voung
man, said last night that it is the wish of
the family that the funeral services, which
will be at his home, be private. Rev. Mr.
E. P. Schueler. of the Children's Memorial
English Lutheran church, will officiate both
at the services at the house and at the
liunal, which will be in Woodlawn ceme
tery. On the morning of April 3. the day the
great avalanche en Chilkoot pasn swept
down the mountain side and pmothered 100
people, an old Gvpsy woman called at the
home of Mrs. Blodgett on West Tenth
street, and wanted to tell her fortune. Mrs
Blodgett declined. Sho said she had no
forebodings of the future and consequently
had no reason to want to pierce the veil
and sea what was to be. She told tho wom
an the only thing she might take as a
cause for concern was the fact that her
son was In the Klondike and exposed to
dangers there. Incidentallv she showed the
old woman the picture of her son taken
with Will Klepper and Louis Weidlein, who
went witn mm to me gom neias rne oia
woman complimented her on having such a
fine looking son, looked at the photograph
for a moment and then said:
"It's too bad; they are fine joung men.
but only two will live to see home again."
.airs. Blodgett laughed at tho womans
statement and paid no further heed to it
until the news of the avalanche came later.
Then as she read that Louis Weidlein had
been found among the dead she recalled
the old woman's words. The fact that by
sore means the random statement of the
woman had been at least partly fulfilled
was a coincidence that caused her to re
member it quite well. The body of Mr.
AVtiaiein arrived in Kansas City last even
ing. Blodgett is still in the Klondike and
is known to be all right, and while no
definite Information has como from Klep
per, It is believed he also escaped.
ED C. DIMMITT DEAD.
Man Under Indictment for Robbing;
an Express Car Expires at
Ed C. Dimmltt died at his home In But
ler, Mo , Thursday night. He was under
indictment by the grand Jury of this coun
ty for holding up and robbing the express
messenger on a Pittsburg & Gulf train the
night of January 3 last. He was out on a
bond of $2,000 while awaiting trial. He
left a wife and two children. It was ru
mored in this city jesterday that Dimmitt
committed suicide. The dispatches from
Butler say he died of heart disease.
Dimmitt was formerly a mall clerk, and
was dismissed for opening a registered let-
Laier ne went into the newspaper
business and was working at that when
The police of this city believed Dimmitt
was guilty of the train robbery, but had lit
tle hopes of convicting him. Ho was ar
rested at the Union depot February 22 while
ho and another man were trlng to board
the front end of a Memphis train that was
pulling out of the depot. Dimmitt's com
panion escaped. It was thought they In
tended to climb over the coal tender after
tho train had left the city and force the
engineer to stop, when the two men would
rob the express car. In Dimmitt's pocket
was found a revolver which the express
messenger of the Pittsburg & Gulf train
said was taken from him. Dimmitt was In
dicted and released on bond.
He had retained good Iawjers and de
clared that he could easily prove an alibi
when hi" case came to trial.
E. M. Hvden was the express messenger
who was held up the night of Januarv 3 by
two men, who entered the express car at
the Second and Wyandotte street depot
and bound and gagged Hi den. and then
rifled the express packages The bandits
left the car when It stopped at the Alton
crossing, a few miles from the depot.
DEATH OF TIMOTHY ENRIGHT.
Well Knovrn Retired Contractor Suc
cumbed to Pneumonia Lnat
Timothy Ennght, a well known retired
contractor, died at his home, 212 Charlotte
street, at 11 o'clock last night, of pneumo
nia, after a brief illness. Mr. Enrlght had
lived in Kansas City about thirty-five
vears. He was 55 years old. A wife, two
daughters and a son survive him. The
funeral will be held Monday morning from
St. Patrick's church. Burial will be at
Mount St. Marj's.
Funeral of I". E. Letzlc.
Frederick E. Letzig. who died Wednes
day at his home. 1409 Main street, was
burled In Union eemetery jisterdav after
noon The services were conducted by Rev
Mr. John Sauer. pastor of St. Peter s Ger
man church. Nearly 100 members of the
Saxon Society, of which the deceased was
a leading member, attended tho funeral
Six of their number formed a guard of
honor at each side of the hearse on the way
to the ccmeterj. the others preceding the
funeral procession on foot and wearing
the regalia of their organization.
4. llrnvo Officer Remembered.
( Officers Thoma- Wilson and H. H. Adams
and Lieutenant Daniel Ahcrn.who were ap
pointed a committee to draft resolutions of
svmpathv for the familv of Officer J. c
ltrovvn who died Wednesday, jesterday
framed the cvpresslon of regret and for
warded a copy to Mrs Brown. The resolu
tions speak of Officer Brown as "a man
with a. kind and sjmpathetic heart but a
Other Deaths and Fnnernln.
Carrie Deroo, 35 jears old, unmarried
died at Fifth and Campbell streets vester
day. Funeral sej-iicgj, wll he JleId at 9
o'clock this morning. Burial will be in
James Durkin who died at his home. 5C2
Holmes street, Thursday morning, will be
buried in Mount St. Man's cemetery to
day. Funeral services will be held In, St
Patrick's church at S o'clock this morn
ing. Mary T. Roberts. 52 jears old. wife of
H. R. Roberts, died at her home. 1005 Har
rison street, jesterdaj-. A short funeral
service was held vesterdav afternoon, and
last night tho body was taken to her old
home in Perrv. Kas , for burial.
Mrs Mary Lvnch, mother of Alderman
Lvnch, of the Sixth ward who died at her
home, 527 Locust street. Wednesday night
will be burled tn Mount St. Marv's ceme
tery to-daj-. The funeral services will be
held In St. Patrick's church at 9 o'clock
Stamble Eads. the 7-j ear-old girl who
died at the Cnildrcn's home. 1111 Charlotte
street. Thursdaj. from pneumonia, was
burled In Union cemeterj- jesterday Fun
eral services were held at tho honie at 10
o'clock, at w hlch all the children of the in
stitution were present.
Mrs. Addle Aiken, who died from pneu
monia. Thursdaj-. was taken to her home
in Montgomery Citv, Mo. vesterdav- for
burial At her late home in the Utonia
flats, SIS East Ninth street. Rev. Mr. FelK
Hill, of the Central Methodist church, con
ducted a short funeral service at S o'clock
In the mcrnlng.
Catherine Gorman, wife of William Gor
man, died at her home. 1017 Campbell street,
Thursday night, from an affection of the
throat. She was 46 jears old, and with her
husband came to Kansas City several
jears ago. The body was taken to her for
mer home in LIbcrtj-. Mo , last night for
Mrs. Annie H. Richardson, who died sud
denly from aneurism of the heart. Wednes
day afternoon, was burled in Union ceme
tery jesterday afternoon. Funeral services
kaowa. Actaai teataaaow itaoeaoa.
third farther tfcaa my tkar braai,
ROYAL 1AKINO POWDCR CO., hw YORK.
were held at her late home. 1316H Central
street at 3 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Amos H. Stote
of Kansas Citj', Kas , and Rev. Mr. S a'
Northrop, of tha First Baptist church of
this city, were the officiating clergj-men.
John Anderson, the ex-slave, who died at
the city hospital. Thursday, was buried in
Union cemetery jesterdaj. S. L. Mcllvain
who had known Anderson for thirty years'
during the greater part of which time tho
latter was in his emploj-. and through
whose charltj- the body was saved from
tha potter's field, was at the grave when
his faithful servant was laid to his last
George Bock, a resident of Kansas City
for the past thirteen jears. died at hus
home, SOS East Eighteenth street, jester
day. He was born in Germany forty-seven
jears ago and when he came to Kansas
Citj 1 e engaged in the manufacture of
brushes, which business he followed until
his death. He leaves a wife and children.
No arrangements had been made for his
iunerai last nignt.
Charles Bergeln, who died at St. Joseph's
hospital Thursdaj' from spinal injuries re
ceived by being struck by a falling weight
from the roof of the roundhouse of the
Pittsburg Gulf road at Crescent, Mo.
Sunday, will be burled In Union cemetery
to-morrow. Funeral services will be held
at Stewart's undertaking rooms at 2 o'clock.
Hev. Sir. Andrew J. Ostlin. of the First
Swedish Lutheran church, will officiate.
WIN LAURELSJN CANTATA.
Manual Tratnlnar Hitch School Chorua
Preaenta "Datld, the Shep
The presentation at the Coates opera
house last night of the cantata, "David, the
Shepherd Boj" by the Manual Training
high school chorus, assisted by local tal
ent, under the direction of Miss Olive B.
Wilson, was marked bj- a degree of excel
lence extremely gratlfjing to patrons and
creditable to the teacher and Instructress.
Miss Wilson has lwen In charge of music
and manual training In the Kansas City
high school since September last, but has
been supervising these departments In pub
lic schools elsewhere for sev eral j ears, and
that, upon this her first public appearance,
she should score so brilliant a succe-s is a
matter of congratulation not only to her
but to those whose children are being
tra'.t.ed bj- her. It is worthy of mention
that the studj- of the cantata was begun
in November, at which time manv- of
those who last night sang easily In A could
scarcclj- sing in E.
The event filled the opera house to its
full capacity and while the jouthful ele
ment was in tho majority, there was a suf
tic.ent representation of their elders to show
the genuine interest taken in the work.
The cast of characters included the fol
lowing: David. Will Ormsby: King Saul,
George Olmi; Jonathan, Fred Swain; Jesse.
Ed De Vemie, Samuel, Fred H. Clark: El
der. Ben F. Lindslej; Abner, George L.
True; Abigail, shepherd queen, Sarah
Winston Wilson; Abigail's attcndants.Pearl
Bartlett and Bessie Shoup; Michal, king s
daughter. Louise Dose; sentinels, James
U. Russell. Will Todd; men-of-war, Messrs.
Oscar Mehornay, G. L. True and B. E.
Lindslej-. The chorus of shepherds and the
chorus of women were verj- effective and
the costuming and stage accessories left
nothing to be desired.
The cantata was given in ten scenes, be
ginning with the "Feast of Trumpets" at
Bethlehem, and closing with the corona
tion of David. The song of Michal. " O.
Shepherd Fair." in scene 5, was one of
the prettiest in the cantata; the duet bv
Davld and Jonathan In the forest of Ziph
was most cnthuslasticallv encored, and the
duet by David and Abigail in sceno 9 was
verj- fine. Mr. Olmi as King Saul could
scarcclj- have been improved upon; h was
in excellent voice and filled the difficult
role with dignitj- and judgment. Mr. Orms-bj-
was an ideal David, and whether in the
coarse garb of the shepherd bov before
King Saul or kneeling in kingly robes him
self at the coronation, he was equal to the
occasion and rose to the highest conception
of the character of the shenherd kin:-. It
may be truly said of the presentation of the
cantata as a whole that there was a total
absence of the amateurish and that It was
m every way worthy of the splendid audi
ence bj- whom it was given so appreciate e
and enthusiastic a reception.
TO SEE THEG0VERN0R.
Colonel Groaa and Major Fleming
Will Confer With Him Over
Colonel George P. Gross and Major Fred
Fleming, of the Third regiment, went to
Jofferson Citv last night for an Interview
with the governor regarding the condition
of tho regiment. It was said at the arm-orj-
of the regiment that their visit to the
capital was a voluntarj one and had not
been ordered by the executive. The recent
addition of new recruits, for whom there
are no uniforms, is the cause of the trip.
Captain E. J. Griffith, who has been re
cruiting a new companj- for tho regiment,
had Ills men out at the armorv last night.
The number so far enrolled Is fiftj--slx and
new applications are coming in everj- day.
Captain Griffith sent his enrollment papers
to Jefferson Citj- jesterday for sanction
The new company will bo mustered Into
the regiment next week. Not all of his
men can be called raw- recruits Some of
them have seen hard service before, and
are anxious to trj- it again. These men
have had military training: C. B. Hyde,
companj- D, and company G. Third regi
ment, four j ears' servics: R. L Kruger,
Lexington college; R N. Culver. Fifth Cal
ifornia lnfantrj ; J. E. Jones, companj- E.
Third regiment, five vears; J. L. Lamonte.
Sixth cavairj-. United States armv, seven
vears: M. A. Bldez. Belgium universitj-,
Belgium: J. W. Fourote, Second regiment.
Springfield Mo ; C. C. Redding. Second
regiment, St. Joseph. Mo., three jears: R.
E. Rogers, Arkansas university; Earl
Hurd, Wentworth university; W. B. Will
iams, a former captain, and Dr. A. P. Sher
ni r, who was trained in a military school.
Batterj- B had its usual weekly drill.
At the end of It the men adjourned to
their quarters In the armorj-, where Cap
tain Kllngman told them that there was a
likelihood that thej- might be called out be
fore the end of next week. The soldier
bojs broke into cheers and jelled like a
band of Comanche Indians at this intelli
gence, declaring that It was the most wel
come news thej- had received in many
"If we ever get a chance to go against
the Spaniards." shouted an exuberant mem
ber of the companj, "we'll give 'em the
biggest tight they ever hart."
Yes. and send them all to hades, where
thej- belong," shouted the rest of the com
CRITICISES THE RECEIVER.
Snya "Ilnzzarda"' Have Absorbed the
Axetx of Citlzcna' Rank of
Kansna City, Km.
Deputy Bank Examiner Waterman, of
Kansas, filed a report in the district court
in Kansas Citv, Kas . j-esterdav, in whicli
he censures Receiver W. H Bridgens of
the defunct Citizens- bank, of Kansas Citj
Kas. for permitting Iawjers to absorb to
much of the bank's assets. Mr. Waterman
refers to the Kansas Citv, Kas , attornej s
in his report as bfing "buzzards " He savs
that they swarmed around the fallen bank
as buzzards and eagles do about a new
born lamb. He suggests that the court
take some steps to compel them to dl
gorge, and that thev bo prevented from
leasiing on cne ueiunct institution and the
creditors of the bank be given a. show
to realize something.
S. & H. "VIOLETS" Is the real the aris
tocraticperfume for thebreath.Flve cents
THE BURLINGTON ROUTE Is 140
MILES the SHORTEST line to SEATTLE
and TACOMA: 474 MILES the SHORTEST
line to SPOKANE. Train service unex
celled. Dlnlna: Car Line.
Kansas City to Salt Lake, Denver, San
Francisco and all points West. Union Pa
cific, of course.
DAYLIGHT BURGLARS NOW.
DIVERSION THE MOXOTOXOl'S
REIG.V OF L VWXESESS.
Home of C. G. Vcwman Entered and
Robbed Yesterday Afternoon
Many Recent Barglarlca la
To varj- the monotony of their reign of
lawlessness, daj light robberies were intro
duced j-esterday afternoon by Kansas City
burglars. The home of C. G. Newman, 1603
East Ninth street, was entered about 3
o'clock jesterday afternoon, and all the
money and jewelrj- in the house was ap
propriated. Mrs. Newman and her aunt, Mrs. Steele,
who is visiting her, went downtown jester
day afternoon about 2 o'clock to do some
shopping. Mrs. Newman is positive she
carefully locked all the doors of the house.
They returned about 5 o'clock, and. when
Mrs. Steele went to her room, she found
her trunk had been opened and ransacked.
A breastpin, which had been left on the
uressing case in me room, was also gone,
and a pocketbook in her trunk, which con
tained about $15. was missing. She went
down stairs and told Mrs. Newman that
sho had been robbed. Thev- made an in
vestigation of the house. The back door
stood wide open. Mrs. Newman then found
that a burglar had gone through her room
also, taking a ring, a pocketbook contain
ing some small change and a number of
silver and gold ornaments whicli had been
left on the dresser. Sho was thoroughly
alarmed, and went to the neighbors, but
none of them had seen anjone enter or
leave the house.
The darinqr of the robberj' is shown when
the location of the house is considered It
stands In a very closely built block of
frame houses, and Is the second from the
Tho back porches of the houses are di
rectly in line with each other, and Mr.
Newman's back porch and jard are in full
view of the kitchen of the house at 903
Vine Street around the corner. In oritur tn
get to the back porch the burglar or burg
lars would have to pass between Mr. New
man's house and the home of A. W. Mil's
paugh, 1C05 East Ninth street, and then
mount the steps to the back porch in full
view of the neighboring houses. On3 or
more burglars did this vesterday afternoon
and unlocked the back door with a skeleton
key. but none of the neighbors noticed any
stranger about the back part of the house.
The burglar took the precaution to take
nothing that he rontrt nnt am- In Ma
pockets without attracting special atten
tion. Mr. Newman, who is a member of the
wholesale hardware firm of Bonmwell,
Newman & Calvin. " Union avenue,
reached bis home about 6 o'clock. He se
cured a description of the missing arti
cles and went to police headquarters im
mediately and gave the details of the rob
bery to Inspector Hatpin. He said he had
lived in the same house for twelve jears
and had never had a servant and knew of
no one besides himself and his wife who
had a kev- to the back door, or who was
familiar w ith the Inside of the house. The
Inspector was Inclined to believe that the
robbery was committed bj- some one who
knew where the monej- and jewelrj- was
kept, but Mr. Newman declared that he
was positive the house had been entered
by professional burglars.
The robbery of Mr. Newman's home Is
strangely coincident with the robberj- of
the home of A. W. Millspauqh. the veteran
ticket agent at the Union depot, who lives
the next door east. Five years ago a burg
lar entered Mr. MilKpaugh's home at ex
acth the ame time of dav. in the same
manner and took the same kind of articles
that were taken from Mr. Newman'" home.
The lobberj- vesterdaj- was also within a
which were entered and robbed two weeks
ago Early Thursday morning R.K Pavne!
inuck. ui wie now en ana vv right houses,
a clerk in the office of the Kansas Citv- Gas
Company, was held up bj- three men direct
ly in front of Mr. Newman's house. One of
the men Jumped out of Mr. Newman's
jard. when one of the hlghwajmen fired
at Mr. Pavne. All dav Thursdaj- and -vesterdav
manj- people stopped In front of Mr.
Newman's; house and soma even went Into
the front jard to examine the bullet hole
made In the front porch when one of the
footpads shot at Mr. Payne.
SPELLED SCARR1TT WITH AN E.
A BatiKlIna; Forcer Tnkea Llbertlca
With the Ex-Police Commli-
Albert Frazee, whom the police saj- Is a
pettj- thief, was arrested last night bj- Offi
cer Tom Wilson as he was attempting to
pass a forged check on Val Wagner, the
saloonkeeper at Fourth and Walnut
streets. The name of W. C. Scarritt, the
name of the ex-pollce commissioner, had
been forged to the check, but the name
was spelled "Scarctt." Written on the
check was "Five dollars and sixtj- cents,"
but in the corner wns the figure $8. The
check was drawn on the National Bank of
Commerce and made pavable to Charles
Frazee. When placed under arrest Frazeo
claimed he had been given the check bj
two other men who said it was all right.
THEY MUST" NOT STOP HERE.
Trampa Will He Forced to Move On
aa Soon aa They Reach Kan
"We are not going to permit Kansas Citj
to become tho camping grounds for tramps
this season," said Chief Hajcs j-esterdaj-.
"This kind of weather starts the tramji?
on the move all over the countrj-. There
are too many professional tramp burglars
nowadavs for the good of anj- communitj-.
We will not allow them to stop In this
The result of this order vesterdav- w.is
that twentj-flve knights of the road were
arrested and taken to Central police sta
tion. After giving the officers a chance to
see them, the men were released with or
ders to lcav e the city and not appear here
Snja lie la a Deserter.
Frank Wilson was a jolly tar who had tho
decks cleared for action and a great deal
or Grand uvenue whlskj- on board when
Officers Vassar and Quinn rounded him up
at Nineteenth and Grand last night and
steered him to No 4 police station, where
ho was locked up for Investigation. Wilson
claimed he was a deserter from the Brook
lyn navj jards. He was too much under
the Influence or whlskv to tell when or
how he had deserted. "He may be a Span
ish sjmpathizer or a burglar, irom all I
can get from him." said Lieutenant Weber.
In charge of No. 4 station.
Clinrlea Ziren nn Unfaithful Clerk.
George W. Burtch. a butcher and grocer
at J71i Cherry street, sajs he left Charles'
wen in his store Thursday night while
he went down town. He declares that
Zwen took U which he nad left In a money
drawer. Sergeant Casey jesterday after
noon found Znen near Ninth and Broad
way and took him to Central police sta
tion, where he was locked up.
$21 for Expressing an Opinion.
It cost Joe Smith a $1 fine and court
costs, amounting to about $J0. to call up
tho family of George Frj-, at 2SW Garnett
avenue, in the middle of the night, and
tell them all what he thought of them, be
sides offering to kill tho oldest bov. All
parties are colored Their difficulties were
settled by Jusice Withrow, jesterdaj-.
Saloonkeeper Without a I.icenae.
M. Hanlon. a saloonkeeper at 2214 East
Eighteenth street, was arrested last night
bj- Assistant License Inspector J. (". To
I.in for conducting his siloon without a
license. Hanlon gave bond for his appear
ance in police court tills morning.
Quarlea' Case Appenled.
Attornej- Ken S Henderson, in behalf of
C. B. Hewlett, tiled an appeal bond with
Judge Pfost. of the Norm tide city court,
in Kansas Citv, Kas, jesterdaj-, in the
Quarles cas. Mr. Hewlett expects to get
the casa into the district court by virtue
of the jury taxing the costs of the trial
There was one peculiar feature about the
arrest and trial pf Chief Quarks. He was
arrested in tne forenoon th fnrvm.n im
mediately chosen and the case called for
hearing in the afternoon. Tuesday is the
regular criminal day in Judge Pfost's
court, but Instead of setting the case for
trial on the regular day It was called
within three hours after the arrest was
made. The arrest, trial and verdict were
autumims-ueu in one uaj.
From the Detroit Frw Presi.
Wife "But jou told me to get the gown,
Husband "You said it would cost only
about J25, and here Is a bill for tlBO"
"Well, that Is all It did cost the dressmaker.
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THE NEWS ATJ.EAVENW0RTH.
Leavenworth fonl Company to Start
a ew Venture Alexander Diea
Front Ilia Wounds.
The Leavenworth Coal Company is pre
paring for a move which will give its min
ers steady emploj-ment during the summer
months. It will enter the market at Kansas
Citj-. from which point it expects to get a
large trade. This purpose has been under
contemplation for some time, and now all
plans are perfected. The companj- has re-centlj-
purchased the large transfer steamer
Parker, from St. Louis, and the boat is
now being fitted up for its future use. It
is a side vi heel steamer. 270 feet long, fiftj
foot beam and draws twentj-two inches of
water. The companj- is making prepara
tions for the construction of 100 cars of
a special design. The cars are to be hop
per bottomed and to have a capacity of
ten tons each. These will be loaded at the
shaft and run directlj onto the boat, in
which condition thej- aro to be taken to
Kansas Citj-. A track Is to be laid from
,h,e KiJnl,.5,ty Iandi",f J a warehouse,
,nt? l;vhich.the cars wl run and the
ine ooat is evpecteu to carry eignty cars
and to make th- south trip tn about three
hours and return In five. It is the intention
to have the steamer make a trip every oth
er u,iv. unis plan nas teen decided on by
the company on account of the excessive
freight rate-, which has virtually prevented
competition in the Kansas Citj- market. At
present the miners are not working half
time, but it is thought that this move will
give the men steadj- emploj ment.
Fort and Army.
Additional Secord Lieutenant Henrj" Ab
bott. Twentieth lnfantrv, lias been assign
ed to Companj- K. First infantrj-. vice
Lieutenant Smith, promoted, and had been
transferred to that regiment.
Second Lieutenant Ljman M. Welch,
Twentv -fourth infantrj-. has been trans
fered to Companj- II. Twentieth Infantry,
at Fort Leavenworth, lie takes the a-cancj-
caused bj- the transfer of Lieutenant
Conklin to the Seventh artlllerj, one of
the new regiments.
The secretary of war has issued orders
discontinuing the issue of ammunition to
light batteries' of artlllerj- for target prac
tice. Private Owen Morgan, Troop K. Third
cavairj, will be discharged this morning,
per expiration of enlistment.
The possible war condition developed
jesterdaj- caused considerable excitement
at the fort, both among officers and men.
Each are anxious to go to the front and
assist in maintaining th nation's honor
as wen .is to punin tne Spaniards for the
dastardlj- destruction of the Maine and
the sacrifice of M6 gallant lives. The opin
ion among tho officers is that thev- will bo
moving southward within twentj-four
Bud Alexander, tho negro who tried to
kill his wife Tuesday evening, and killed
Abe Bailev for Interfering, died at tho
countj- jail yesterday afternoon shortly
after 1 o'clock. After he had shot Batlev.
Policeman Wager undertook to arrest him,
but wa met with warlike demonstrations,
the weapon being a razor. Wager pulled
his gun and fired five times, and at first it
was thought that Alexander was killed.
He revived, however, and was placed In the
Phjslcians examined him and stated that
he would live. Thursdaj- evening Police
Surgeon Wood dressed his wounds and re
moved one of the bullets. He went over to
the jail again jesterdaj- afternoon, and.
with the sheriff, was present when he died.
Constable Lonergan summoned a jury
and an inquest will be held. Officer Wager
who did the shooting, is still on dutj-. no
complaint having been tiled against him.
The branch office or The Journal Is locat
ed at 107 South Fifth street, where orders
for the paper mav- be left, or subscriptions
paid. The Journal Is delivered to any por
tion of the citj- or fort at the rate of 4";
cents per month. This Includes the large
Yesterday Helen Fisher and husband sold
Genuine JPone' Extract Is Sold in onr own bottles with our
name on Label and Wrapper.
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POND'S EXTRACT CO., -
parts ana make yoa, i ioi-mimic
Of rli-H-iir permanently rrea without
OLrit-LUrC caustic, cuttinj, bougies or
sounds. No pais, eo exposure. ISiUisi cax
uso thetreatment st home.
Rheumatism &, g
SOTE CURE. The greatest aiscoTery in tha
annals of medicine. One dose gtres relief; a
few doses remove fever and pain in joints; a
cure in a few daj-z. Send statement of case,
with stazip for circular. BMBBnas
For Men Only. Rcplctewithl "
to O J. SnjdT. lot 7. block 20, Day's sub
div lsion. for Jl.OHi-
The lifth and last number of the Epworth
League course will be given at Chickerirjr
hall next Monday evening. It it to be .t
concert by the Ella Backus-Behr companj-,
which will be assisted by Mr. Frankljn
Hunt, of this citv.
Sheriff Everhardy is having the railing,
desk and tables in the district courtroom
revarnished. Yesterdaj- he had a force of
countj- prisoners at work cleaning up his
office and putting It In presentable shapc.
ISuainess is so dull in the office of tha
clerk of the district court that he and hla
deputy are overhauling the old papers and
Chairman Phenicle began affixing his sig
nature jesterday to the county vouchers,
and claims against the countv will be paid
next Morula j.
Peter Volz was severely injured jesterdaj-
bj- being thrown out of a spring wagon
bj- the horse suddenly starting up. He had
just entered It and had not taken hi3 seat.
The Young Men's Catholic Casino is pre
paring to present "The Spj- of Gettysburg."
which will be presented In the opera house
next Tuesday evening.
The pupils of the high school honored
Governor Leedj-'s arbor daj- proclamation
jesterday bj- planting a sprig of Ivy la
front of the building.
J. H. Curry died of Brlght's disease at U
o'clock Thursday night.
PoitofDce Eatabllahed at Bine Mills,
but It llaa Been Xamed
A postoffice has been established at Blu
Mills', but instead of taking the name of
that village. It has been called by U-
postoffice department Twjman. In honor or
Dr. Twyman, one of the pioneer citizens of
that section. Clarence Jones has been ap
Independence Keira Xotea.
Miss Josie Sheley, of Washington. D. C.
Is visiting Mrs. Horace Shelej-.
Miss Ora Sullivan and Miss Maude Blan
kenship entertained a few friends Thursdaj-
evening at the home or Miss Blanken
shlp. Mi ami Mrs-. H. F. Kirk left yesterday
;2.r,Em?ka sPrfngs for the benefit of Mrs.
Kirk s health.
S. H. Woodson returned1 j-esterday front
Indianapolis, Ind . where ha has been on a,
There will be an organ recital next Tues
day evening at the First Presbyterian
church. Professor Krelser. of Kansas City,
will b the organist.
W. H. Waggoner and familv have moved
Into their new residence which Is one of
the most handsome In the city.
A Great War Boole
One of the most noriceable books of tha
times is "Our Country in War and Our
Relations With Foreign Nations." by Mu
rat Halstcad. the gr-at war correspondent
and editor, published by tb- National Ed
catlonal Union, Chcago. It Is a graphic:
review of our army, navy and coast d.
fense.s. our relations with Spain. Cuba and
all foreign nations. It compares Spain and
the United State-;, describes the Spanish.
aImv,,iavy and oast defenses, and tells
of their strength and weakness. The au
thor carefully aralyze our relations with
all the nations o? the earth and their prob
able action in. cftir fight with Spain. The
history or Cuba, is told in a vivid and In
teresting waj Perhaps no man living
ccwld write a "book like this so well as
Srnrat Halstrafl. whose work as a cor
respondent In Cuba, in the civil war. In
tho Franco-Pniss.an war; whost friendship
for such men as Bism-irrk. Von Moltke.
Grant. Shernvui, Lee. MclClnW and scores
of other statesmen and general?, and who
wide experience as a journalist havw ih.
cullarly titted. him for this work. Thf l.nnk
is certalnlj- right up to date and contains
the Information the people now want.
Preparing; for Labor Day.
The Building Trades Council at Its meet
ing lost night decided to appoint a commit
tee to begin preparations for the Labor day
celebration on the first Monday in Septem
ber. John Hahn was indorsed for sidewalk In- -spector
and II. Burnett for city hall elec
trician. REMEDY 1
new yohk and London