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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 189ft
DESERTING THE GANG
HEPUDLICAX RALLIES MAKE MAXY
Roaslns Meetlngrs at Blue Spring and
Lake City J mice Stone and
George A. Xeal Deliver
BLUE SPRINGS, MO.. Oct. 13. (Spe
cial.) The Republican rally In Mercantile
hall here to-night drew a much larger
house than the Democratic meeting of last
Saturday evening, when Congressman
Cowherd, and James A. Reed, the can
didate for prosecuting attorney, were the
ppeakers. More than 230 voters were pres
ent to-night. J. K. Parr, a well known
Blue Springs Republican, was chairman of
th9 evening, and introduced Judge Stone,
who made the principal address.
Judge Stone spoke for about an hour
and was given the closest attention, and
ws cheered frequently as he made tell
ing points against the gang rule In Jack
eon county. He talked principally upon
the necessity for Jury reform in the county
ani the need of economy in the matter of
county office help. He also replied fully
and satisfactorily to the charges made
against himself by Crittenden, his oppon
ent. C. XV. Whitehead followed Judge Stone,
speaking principally upon the county road
question. George E. Peace, William Sloan,
J. P. Maxwell. Robert Green. F. W. Gif
ford, George Neal. Walter Powell, S. J.
Reese and C W. Clark also made short
Sentiment at Blue Springs and all over
the eastern part of Jackson county Is the
same. The Democrats do not want to say
anything to give the gang a chance to
find out who intend to bolt. Already at
tempts havo been made to coerce several
unwilling Democrats Into voting the gang
ticket and the voters do not want to be
harassed In this way, but the Democrats
say they will quietly vote to reform the
government of Jackson county in Novem
ber. BIG RALLY AT LAKE CITY.
Enthusiastic Audience Greets Repub
lican Orators Gang: Methods
LAKE CITY, MO., Oct. 13. (Special.)
The Republicans and Populists of this
section held one of the largest meetings
last night at Owen's school house, a few
miles south of here, that has ever been
held in this end of Fort Osage township.
The school house was full of people, and
they all appeared to be deeply interested
In what the speakers had to say of the
manner in which the business of Jackson
county is carried on at Independence and
The audience Included many Democrats
who have been led to believe that a change
in the administration of county affairs is
necessary, and will vote for such a change
next month. Many more who feel In the
same manner are to be seen In this vicinity
every day. "We do not Eay very muco
about it. because we are all likely to have
to run a gauntlet of abuse and coercion if
we were too open In the expression of our
opinions, and in telling what we are going
to do," said one of them, to-day.
'"The gang that runs the Democratic
party single out a man who is going to
bolt,! as they call it, and make it mighty
unpleasant for him, trying to compel him
to wipport them. We don't care to let
them know exactly what we are going to
do, individually, but many of us are go
ing to scratch the ticket as we never did
The meeting last night was more of a
good citizenship meeting than a political
one. National or state issues were not
mentioned by the speakers, nor was there
a tendency to discuss them among the men
who were present.
J. B. Knowles, who opened the meeting
and acted as chairman, made a short ad
dress, in which he said that he was in
favor of electing a county ticket this fall
that was composed of men who had the
Independence and ability to administer the
countj affairs in an honest and business
like manner, but he would never vote for
a man who owed his nomination to the in
fluence of corporations, gamblers or money.
His remarks indicated plainly that men
nominated on any ticket by the Pender-gast-Findlcy
gang would not get his sup
port. His remarks seemed to voice the
bentiments of the entire audience. J. P.
Maxwell. William Sloan, Robert Green, Dr.
B. H. Wheeler and George Peace were each
introduced and made short talks.
George A. Neal was then introduced as
the speaker of the evening. He began his
remarks by saying: "It has become very
evident that there is something radically
wrong in Jackson county and a change is
absolutely necessary. From this change
we can expect two things a better gov
ernment and a cheaper government. These
I believe you can secure by electing the
combination Republican and Populist ticket
"The gang ticket, called the Democratic
ticket, is composed of men who want the
offices for the emoluments of those of
fices." Mr. Neal then told something of the elec
tion frauds of 1S94, and called attention to
the fact that four of the county officials
who are now candidates for re-election on
the gang ticket are the same men who
went on the bonds of the election thieves
and openly did everything in their power
to secure their acquittal, even to subscrib
ing money to pay their lawyers.
"Of these men, Henry Stonestreet. Rob
ert Stone. Judge Guinotte and Thomas
Crittenden to-day have on their pay rolls
the names of men who were indicted for
those election robberies. The Juries drawn
to try these election thieves were the most
motley looking Jurors that a lawyer ever
went before. And do you know that dur
ing the trials of these cases I actually had
to go out with the deputies in tho county
marshal's office and show them where old
citizens of Kansas City lived who have
resided here since tho town was first built.
That looks a little strange, does it not?
Yet It Is the absolute truth, every word
"During that fight I Incurred the dis
pleasure of the gamblers of Kansas City
from Ed FIndley. the boss, all the way
down the line to the little fellows, and Ed
Findley says I shall not be elected county
prosecutor. But I promise you. gentlemen,
that if I am elected In spite of Ed Find
ley, when I am in office, Ed Findley must
go out of business, out of the state of Mis
souri or Into the penitentiary.
"What you gentlemen want here In Jack
son county is a set of officers who will
run the county government honestly and
keep taxation down to the limit. The cor
porations, gamblers and criminal classes
of Kansas City do not want the Repub
lican ticket elected because they cannot
prosper under an administration which Is
pledged to give you people what you need
Judge C W. Clarke made the closing ad
dress of the evening and said that since
the sons of tho Republican, Democrat and
Populist had fought together for one tlag
in the Interest of humanity. It did seem
that the Republicans, Democrats and Pop
ulists ought to stand together to protect
the fair name of every part of that gov
ernment from Internal rottenness and dls-
Judge Clarke awakened more enthusi
asm than any of the other speakers and
was frequently cheered during his ad
dress. His speech was the subject of
much comment among the people of Lake
City this morning, and several prominent
gentleman expressed It as his opinion that
his advice will I followed at election time.
An evidence of the temper of the people
In this direction l the fart that none of the
local workers of the Democratic party, who
usually begin to whoop things up about this
time of vor or earlier. Tiave had anything
to say this year. They do no talking at
all except to Intimate friend and to them
say they are dissatisfied with boslsm in
the Democratic party and are ready to
help abolish it.
REPUBLICAN DATES ARRANGED.
Sarars of Well Knovrn Speaker Who
Will Deliver Addresses Dar
ing tle Campaign.
The Republican state committee has ar
ranged dates for the following campaign
speakers. Many of the dates are for the
Western part of the state:
Joe Flory October 12, Walnut Grove and
Ash Grove; 13th, Joplln; nth, Plnevlllo;
15th. Seneca; 20th. St. Charles: 21st, Mont
gomery: 22d; Moberly: 27th, Brooktleid; zsth,
Kansas City; 29th. St. Joseph: November
2. Trenton; 3d, Sedalla; 4th. Springfield.
Theodore Lacaff October li. LIberty;lSth,
Lamar and Golden City; 19th. Carthage;
20th. Cassville and Mmjett 21st. Rocky
Comfort and Bethpage: 22d. Plneville; 21th,
Lockwood and Greenfield; 25th, Mount Ver
non: 2t!th. Marlonville: 27th, Neosho; 2Sth,
Webb City: 23th, Joplln.
Hon. C. G. Burton October 15th, in the
Twelfth congressional district of St. Louis;
October 25th, Aurora; 26th. Monett; 27th,
Granby; 2Sth. Pierce City: 29th, Carthage;
21st. Noel; November 2, Joplln; 3d, Webb
City; 4th. Lamar.
D. P. Dyer-October 13. Marshfield; 14th,
Buffalo. 15th, Bolivar; ISth. Boonville; 21st,
Washington: 22d, De Soto; 21th, Potosi; 25th,
Poplar Bluff: 29th. Versailles and Tipton.
Nelson Crews October 12, Mexico; 13th,
Wellsvllle and Montgomery; 14th, St.
Charles; 15th. Richmond; ISth. Boonville.
Hon. Albert Griffin, ex-secretary of the
state Republican committee October 12,
Balm and El Dorado Springs; 13th, Filley
and Jericho; 14th. Cane Hill and Stockton-.
IS OUT OF THE WOODS.
Kansas lty Talks to New York and
Washington by Long Dis
It's up to the airship. A man in Kansas
City has stood In a telephone box at Sixth
and Wyandotte streets and talked to his
brother-in-law in Wheeling, W. Va. An
other man has stood in the same place
and gossiped with a former Kansas Cityan,
talking from the Astor house. New York
city, and still another man has conversed
both amiably and satisfactorily with a
gentleman ensconced in the national capl
tol at Washington, D. C. Distance has
been annihilated; the wildest dreams of
tho prophets of electricity have been made
sober realties; St, Louis has been brought
next door, and the metropolis of the New
World is only a block away. So it's up
to the airship, and all the other wonder
ful imaginings of the unquenchably hope
ful. The Missouri and Kansas Telephone Com
pany last night informally celebrated the
completion of the new long distance line
to St. Louis, which opens up three-fourths
of the territory of the United States to
telephone communication with Kansas
City. The merchant of this city can talk
direct with his supply house In New York,
and the Kansas City politician can talk to
President McKInley with all tne privacy of
a bank vault tete-a-tete. A more formal
and ceremonious celebration of these newly
opened possibilities will take place within
the next week or ten days.
There were present at the celebration
at telephone headquarters last night Gen
eral Manager Alonzo Burt, G. C. French.
C. W. McDaniels, Bert Halderman, and
other officials' of the telephone company;
F. F. Rozzelle. counsel for the company:
W. C. Staley, George T. Stockham; E. M.
Clendening, secretary of the Commercial
Club; D. P. Thomson, Thomas R. Morrow,
K. McD. De Weese, Clarence S. Palmer,
and representatives of the press.
The first conversation over the new long
distance line was between Mr. Clendening
and his brother-in-law. Dr. C. M. Fns
sell, a practicing physician in Wheeling.
W. Va. Dr. Frissell was apparently very
much exercised over the summons to talk
with Mr. Clendening away oft in Kansas
City, and evidently Imagined the most
alarming and sinister condition of affairs
here. But he was speedily reassured.
"Mrs. Frissell (Mrs. Clendening"s sister)
did not come out to-night for It's raining
pitchforks here." come over the wire as
distinctly as If the speaker was in the
same town. Ten telephones were affixed
to a table at which sat representatives of
the press and Invited guests.
"We've had a beautiful day here," was
the response from Mr. Clendening. "I'm
sorry I scared you, but It's all right. Re
member me to the folks. Good-by."
Then Mr. Clendening made way for
somebody else and Mr. D. P. Thomson
called up Photographer Summerville. and
after arranging for a fishing trip, ordered
five cases. But when he emerged from the
telephone box he was careful to explain
that It was not five cases of bait he had
ordered, but five cases of photographers'
Mr. George C. French, of the telephone
company, called up Mr. C T. Carll, former
ly Kansas City manager of the company.
Mr. Carll is now in New York, and talked
from the Astor house. After listening to
voices that came from Wheeling and St.
Louis, the audience was not at all surprised
to hear a voice In New York, 1.500 miles
away, expatiating enthusiastically upon
the wonderful precocity of a new baby that
recently to Mr. Carll's house.
"Looks like you, does it?" repeated Man
ager Burt. "Why, of course It does." The
reply was a father's happy gurgle.
Then Mr. Clendening talked with Frank
A. Merriam. in Chicago. Mr. Merriam was
formerly located in Kansas City, and was
greatly Interested to talk to his old home
Mr. Clendening, who seemed to be the
talker of the crowd, held a brief conversa
tion with E. G Tilton. of the E. O. Stanard
Milling Company, in St. Louis, after which
Manager Burt- said "How'dy?" to A. G.
Fuller, manager of the Washington branch.
A newspaper reporter held a brief con
versation with the city editor of the New
York World, and Clarence S. Palmer pass
ed the time of day with the Jamestown,
N. Y.. Club. Jamestown being his old home.
W. C. Staley held a short conversation
with his brother, P. A. Staley, In Spring
field, O.. nnd learned many interesting de
tails regarding his brother's bodily ail
ments. The long distance line to St. Louis closed
the gap between Kansas City and a great
portion of the East. It was begun last
June, and Its completion means a great
help to the city's business future. The
following schedule of prices -for a five
minute conversation will be of interest as
illustrating the truth of the old saying
that "speech Is silver," but brevity In
talking over a long distance telephone line
Is money in your pocket.
Ft. Loula S2.50 J1.K
Chicago 4.23 2.15
Indlanapolla 5.M 2.75
Louisville 5.25 2.65
Cincinnati 5.75 2.90
Pittsburg 8.00 4.00
Washington 10.00 5.00
Philadelphia 10.00 E.OO
New York 10.00 5.00
Borton 10.00 5.00
For overtime, one-fifth additional will be
charged for each minute.
Fnncral of the Late S. D. Irvrln.
The funeral of the late Samuel D. Irwin
will be held from his residence. 500 West
Sixteenth street, at 2:30 p. m., Friday, tho
Honorary pallbearers: James M. Love,
Judge R, A. Adkins, George R. Barse, Will
lam Askew. Major A. Drumm, Major B.
F. Jones, Charles D. Lucas. Charles E.
Whittemore, Hon. T. A. Gill, Benjamin
Another Old Book.
To The Journal.
In reply to the call of one of jour corresponflenta
for the neit old boot, I shall aay, I hare the "Life
and Writings of St. Bernard," pnblliheil In Paris
Also, a book that la elercn years older, "An Ec
clesiastical Work on Altar. ConfefElonal and Serv
ice, and Proper Construction of Such Accessaries for
Catholic Churches." It was published In 131 in both
Latin and German. D. MORRISON.
Grcensburg. Kas., October 12, 1SS8.
CITY NEWS IJT PARAGRAPHS.
Dr. Robert Mclntyre will give a lecture
upon Abraham Lincoln In the Central high
school auditorium, October 20.
The Eighth ward Democrats will hold
a meeting to-morrow evening at Demo
cratic headquarters, $la Walnut street, to
effect a ward organization.
The meiribers of the New Century Club
are requested to meet at 2 o'clock p. m. at
500 West Sixteenth street to attend the
funeral of the late Mr. S. D. Irwin.
Tho American Non-Partisan Club, con
sisting of Hebrew members, meets every
Sunday evening In the Odd Fellows" hall,
corner of Missouri avenue and Main street.
Ministers, Lawyers, Teachers and
others whose occupation gives little exer
cise should use Carter's Little Liver Pills
for torpid liver and biliousness.
Marriage Licenses lssned Yesterday.
Victor Erlcson. Kansas City 2S
Ellen Bloom. Kansas City .. 19
W. A. McMullen, Kellerton. la 53
Sarah L. Harris. Kansas City 4S
Harold Pierce, Kansas City 22
Effie Webster. Topeka 15
Louis Irmlger, Crawford county, Kas....2S
Jennie Schowengerdt, Jackson county.. ..23
J. C. Bernard, Cass county 23
Elsie May Reeves, Jackson county 19
Brown. Joseph and Rebecca; 52S GUUs;
October 7: boy.
Smith, Lewis and Mary; Thirty-first and
Fairmount; October 3; bov.
Wells, J. and Maud; DOS East Thirty-first;
October 11: girl.
Jackscn. "Ullliam and Lucy; 1312 Pacific;
October 10; toy.
Tribble, Andrew and Carrie: Westport;
September 29; boy.
Mahoney, Bridget; 513 Harrison; October
10; age 38 years; gastritis with colitis;
Mount St. Mary's cemetery.
Boyd. William Arthur; 2024 MercierjOc
tober 9: age 6 months; meningitis; Elm
Erlckson. Charles: city hospital; October
10; age 33 years; carcinoma of spleen.
ON A NARROW PLATFORM
3IISSOURI DEMOCRATS STILL LIVING
IN THE PAST.
Their Most Rabid and Irrational Or
ators Fall to Arouse the Old
Bonrbon Sentiment Doleful
"Wall of Party Leaders.
The speaking tour of John Peter Altgeld,
of Illinois, through Missouri last week ut
terly failed to arouse the interest or ac
complish the results the Democratic man
agement had hoped for when It brought
him to the state for his brief engagement.
His vile attacks on the courts, his manifest
coarseness and blatant criticisms of exist
ing circumstances failed completely to
arouse that responsive echo among the vot
ers that had been expected. While he had
good-sized audiences out to hear him at
each place, they listened in silence for the
most part and hi3 invectives have been
harshly attacked by the Democrats at each
place where he has spoken. His tour was
successful In demonstrating one fact to the
management, the wild harangue of speak
ers against the existing order of things Is
not the talk to which the masses of the
Democrats give their approval this year.
When men are well fed and well clothed
and have profitable employment they are
not easily converted to the wild ideas of
rabid and irrational men of the Altgeld
Altgeld was brought to Missouri by the
distinguished Democrat, William J. Stone,
asi,?e o t,le leaders of the Stone Idea in
politics. He spoke four times and has
made the state committee and local man
agement at each place more trouble than
any other man who has come to the state.
He was sent Into places where the party
Iai.k?2 stamina. His wild hurrah was ex
pected to nerve them for the battle. They
turned put to listen and then promptly an
speakeer skldf dlda't belleve a won! th0
,TJ1JDmocnlt,-c management this year
vf?tfb,;!n,aD-e 7 Be4 in toucn with the
nnt,er? they droPPed it after the Bry
an campaign and are fighting Just two
years behind the times and do no! se?m
wnvTh Pey bIaze away and wonde?
,,. tH? People are so unresponsive. They
Snfmrt SLsIavei and serfs and a People
ground down and wonder whv the people
do not give an answering groan. i"'ui"c
lnTrfeth2mflrn te5 has sent its best speakers
L, . ,flelQ but not one save Dockery
hhp lraf.k VetponaIv? sentiment amonk
1H, e,has taIked war lssu ana
fnS5 onr.anLha? n,ot spoken disrespect
fully of President McKInley. Dave Ball
has tried to befoul the supreme court and
Ai?J?M0P ave. Surned away from him.
Altgeld has howled the howl of two years
ago and been received without response.
S?1?,01810"6,,1-113 shrieked about the is
fJfJhe,.cI,v ' 'n'.ar and the alls have
echoed his shrieks. Cowherd has been smit
ing the air and fiercely denouncing the
money power and the people have looked
at him as a conspicuous example of a young
man with a cavernous mouth and weazen
ed ideas. Benton has told about getting
his head cut off by a Democratic president
and the people have laughed, but at no
place has a single one of the speakers
echoed a sentiment that roused the people
as was done at the Convention hall last
Saturday evening when Webster Davis
spoke of the patriotic and noble course of
President McKInley in the conduct of the
The speakers of the Democratic party
have taken the wrong side of the ques
tion and the voters are not with them.
This fact is known at Democratic head
quarters in St. Louis and Sam Cook has
admitted it In his correspondence with men
over the state. The position and demands
of the party are out of harmony with the
dominant thought among the people of the
state. The war has roused the patriotic
sentiment and the situation of the Demo
cratic party is such that both facts and
sentiment are against it and it will meet
a deserved fate at the polls. A large ele
ment of the Democracy has pit ined to do
Its own thinking in politics this year.
HE IS STILL IN A RUT.
Congressman DeArmond, a Rank Anti-Expansionist,
Congressman D. A. DeArmond, of But
ler, who is an aspirant for speaker of the
lower house of congress. If the Democrats
are able to control the next house, will
speak to-day at 2 o'clock at Independence,
and at S o'clock this evening at Turner
hall here. Congressman DeArmond is an
anti-expanslonlst, and while he remains a
strong adherent of silver, has not broken
with the state organization that relegated
sliver to second place In the convention
THE SCAFFOLD BROKE.
Three Men Fell From tbe Second Sto
ry of the New African Metli
A barrow load of brick was deposited yes
terday on a scaffold In the second story of
Allen chapel, a new colored Methodist
church In the course of construction, at
Tenth and Charlotte streets. The scaffold
broke, precipitating three workmen to the
ground. Contractor W. S. Johnson, 1S03
Vine street, fell to the basement, but was
only slightly hurt. A. J. Houser, colored,
1006 Holmes street, also fell the distance of
two stories to the basement; he was bruised
and cut on the forehead and lips. Allan
Franklin, colored, 1324 Vine street, lodged
on some timber on the floor of the first
story and received severe bruises on the
upper part or the back and on the right
side of thi head. The two latter were at
tended at police headquarters by Assistant
FOR A BETTERCAR SERVICE
Patrons of the Brooklyn Avenue Line
Promised a Needed Improve
Patrons of he Brooklyn avenue railway
who complained upon arriving at telr
various places of business yesterday morn
ing, that their ride down town was rougher
than usual, will be gratified to learn that
it is not to be always thus. On account of
the change In the weather the night be
fore It seemed advisable to run the old
winter cars instead of the newer cars
which have been in operation during the
warm weather. The seats on the old cars
seemed rather hard, and worn .places on
the wheels caused an unwonted bumping,
but those who complained and those who
did not have the word of Acting President
W. H. Lucas for It that the winter cars
are soon to be overhauled and made com
fortable for the season of their use, which
will begin soon.
TALKED TO ODD FELLOWS.
Dr. SIlIo B. Ward Delivers an Address
to Secret Society Men In Peer
Dr. Mllo B. Ward, who was a brigade
surgeon among the volunteers at Chlcka
mauga during the summer, delivered an
address last evening before Peerless lodge
No. 530, Odd Fellows. Dr. Ward Is past
grand master of the order In Kansas. In
his remarks last evening Dr. Ward re
lated some Instances of army life in which
the benefits of secret orders were illus
trated, and told of many humorous and
pathetic incidents that came under his
observation.. Representatives of all the
Odd Fellow lodges in the city were present
last evening to hear the address.
Investigation of the War Department.
It Is the common report that persons
who are not now charged with negligence
or incompetence will be caught in the net
of inquiry, while others who are openly
accused will be found blameless. If an
Inquiry should be made Into the cause of
so much sickness outside the army. It would
be found that many people who think them
selves in good condition are really caught
In the net-of disease. Many of them are
losing strength so slowly that they do not
know it. To build up strength and en
rich the blood use Hostetter"s Stomach
Bitters. It Is good for any derangement
of stomach, liver and bowels, and nothing
equals it for dyspepsia and Indigestion.
Cherokee Bill, the Rongh Rider, Weds
After tbe War Ills Bride a
From the Wichita Beacon.
Cherokee Bill, the rough rider, is In town.
He blew in this morning on the 'Frisco ana
had his bride with him, an erect, dark
eyed beauty. Mr. and Mrs. Cherokee Bill,
otherwise E. S. Kinkade, are just from
New York. They have only been married
a short time about two weeks. The wed
ding took place in New York under very
Mr. Kinkade is a half-blooded Cherokee
Indian. He Is In the cattle business, or was
prior to the war, in the Choctaw nation.
He owns a large ranch near South Mc
Alester, I. T.. and is wealthy. He only
went to war for the love of fighting. All
of his people before him were fighters and
he was no less so.
His wife was Miss Caroline Lavinson,
daughter of Major T. J. Lavinson, of El
dorado Springs, Mo. Her father is a cattle
man and mayor of that place. Three years
ago they met while Bill was at Eldorado
Springs with a bunch of cattle. Miss
Lavinson could ride and shoot like an In
dian. She was raised in Montana on her
father's range and had been trained to
outdoor sport. BUI was an ideal ranger of
the West, fine in physique and a wonder
In the tittle Missouri town these two per
sons were thrown together only for sev
eral days, but they did not forget.
When the war broke out Bill became en
thused and enlisted In Company D, under
Captain Capron. Miss Lavinson went to
New York and joined the theatrical pusn.
She had an elegant voice and it was culti
vated. While Bill was fighting in Cuba she
was winning fame on the stage.
After the war the heroes of Santiago re
turned to New York and Miss Lavinson re
solved to hunt him up. The broad-shouldered
rough rider was found in a mission
and their acquaintance was renewed. Two
weeks later they were married and after
spending their honeymoon in taking in the
sights, BUI brings his bride back. Hearing
of Wichita's fame in the East he resolved
to stop off here for a day and then pro
ceed to his ranch with his happy, blushing
bride. Bill carries a turtle with him as a
mascot. He has christened the turtle
Dewey. In a Main street restaurant this
morning he and his bride were met by a
Beacon reporter. Dewey was resting
peacefully on Bill's big hat lying on a
chair. A waiter came along to hang up the
hat, but the turtle snapped viciously at
"That's Just the way with Dewey," ex
plained Bill. "He's on duty now and you
can t touch that hat unless yer got the
ITS MISERY FINALLY ENDED.
Tbe Sad Plight of a Horse That Wan
Injured In the West Bottoms
The sufferings of a horse drew much
sympathy from dozens of people about 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon on the rail
road crossing underneath and near the end
of the Twelfth street viaduct. It was omj
a cheap white horse, driven by a young
man named Montforts, who, with a younger
brother, had been peddling potatoes from
the little wagon to which the horse was
attached. They drove Into the terrible din
made by the numberless switching trains
at this crossing, combined with the rattle
and roar of the cables overhead. There are
about a dozen tracks to cross here and the
amount of switching back and forth is
tremendous. The boys were watching the
flagman and a train at one of the traces
farthest from them and failed to notice a
train on the first track, which backed Into
them as the horse was right on the tracx.
The driver made a frantic attempt to pull
the old horse back and both boys jumped
for their lives. They escaped unhurt, but
the car struck the horse, jamming and
lacerating its shoulder and breaking one
front leg square off at the fetlock joint.
The horse was, of course, thrown to the
ground by the force of the collision and
lay there between two tracks for more than
half an hour before a policeman could oe
found to put It out of its misery. The
poor animal suffered terribly and as the
trains rushed back and forth on either side
It would evince the greatest terror. Espe
cially when a noisy engine would go by It
would try to struggle to Its feet to get
out of the way, evidently fearing further in
jury. Even when the policeman came it
seemed its sufferings were not to cease. It
had become very restless by this time and
kept throwing Its head from side to side,
so that the officer had great difficulty In
getting aim at the center of Its forehead
with his revolver. Finally he fired point
blank at a distance of not more than three
feet, but the animal was not killed by the
bullet In Its head. It reared to Its feet and
ran down the street on Its three sound legs,
and it was not for some time that it was
finally given rest from Its sufferings by
WILL NOT" BROOK DELAY.
Validity of the Annexation of West
port to Be Rnsbcd to tbe Su
At a meeting last night of the Westport
Improvement Association It was voted
unanimously to instruct tho attorneys ot
the association to push as rapidly as pos
sible a case through the courts to a de
cision by the supreme court which will
settle once for all whether or not Westport
is really a part of Kansas City. The peo
ple of Westport do not wish to be under
stood In this as fighting against annexation.
They are anxious to be certainly a part ot
Kansas City and to derive the advantages
which this will bring, but they are thor
oughly convinced that they can get no
permanent public improvements, such as
sewers or paving, until there is no question
as to the legality of annexation. Henct,
it is that they voted last night to disre
gard Mayor Jones' advice to let things run
along as they are for a while. They will'
have tho question tested In the supreme
court just as speedily as the legal ma
chinery will permit.
The association also voted last night to
have their street opening committee wait on
the board of public works and see if some
thing cannot be done to hasten the work
of the contractor who is opening Summit
street from Twenty-eighth south about four
blocks. He was to have the work finished
In one year, but has already been seven
teen montns, ana is ouiy huuui iwo-iniras
It was reported that the ordinance pro
viding for the opening of Summit street
clear through Westport will be brought be
fore the board of public works at Its meet
ing this mornlrg. The ordinance provides
for a sixty foot street, and If Summit street
is opened according to Its provisions it will
give Westport Its first street running en
tirely through the suburb in any direction.
he isXnoted burglar.
Frank Harris, the Daylight Robber of
Kansas City, lias., Is Notori
ous Ed Hillmon.
Frank Harris, the daylight burglar who
was arrested in Kansas City, Kas about
two weeks ago while in the act of burglar
izing the home of Rev. Mr. W. H. Tur
ner, 70S RIvervIew avenue, Kansas City,
Kas., and to whom six other cases of burg
lary have been traced, may not be tried
for his crimes in the metropolis. He is
a much wanted man and it is possible that
ho will be taken to Clayton, St. Louis
county. Mo., where he Is wanted for burg
lary and breaking jail.
Chief McFarland a few days ago sent a
picture of Harris to the chief of police
at St. Louis. The picture was identified
by the St. Louis authorities as being that
of Ed Hillmon, wanted in that city for
burglary and also wanted In St. Louis coun
ty for breaking jail. The sheriff ot St.
Louis county Is expected to arrive in the
city this morning to take Harris back to
that county, providing that the Kansas
City, Kas., authorities will permit him to
bo taken out of the state.
Since Harris' arrest. It has been learned
that he is one of the most desperate burg
lars In the country. He Is noted for his
bold and successful operations.
BURLINGTON ROUTE SPECIALS.
October 16th and 17th,
FOR ODD FELLOWS' DAY,
Good returning to 20th, inclusive, rate $4.63.
Chicago, 97.75 St. Louis, $5.00.
HOMESEEKERS' EXCURSIONS TO THE
WEST AND NORTHWEST.
First and third Tuesdays, October, Novem
ber and December.
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BUCK'S STEEL RANGES.
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S23 Main Street.
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These Ranges are designed, and are
especially adapted, for family u.se.
Having BUCK'S ventilated oven and
Are linings, enameled oven doors and
racks, oven bottoms, supported with
steel brace, making It impossible for
the bottom to warp. The entire body
is made from one sheet of steel, which
Insures an even grade of material
throughout. The Sterling has all the
guarantees accompanying all BUCK'S
Stoves, and Is conceded by friend and
foe alike to outclass all meoiura
priced steel ranges in the market.
We carry this Range in five sizes and
styles, ranging from J35.M to J15.00.
Water connection can be furnished
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Air Tight Heater.
This handsome stove is constructed
on the same principle as a hot air
furnace; the interior being cast in
one piece insures it being perfectly
air tight. The exterior, or jacket,
which does not come in contact with
the Are requires little or no care to
preserve Its fresh appearance and pre
vents burning out or rusting of bolts.
Every door is ground to tit, and 19
always attached to the inner casting.
Has screw drafts, and a top flue by
which the hot air may be carried into
an upstairs room if desired. This
stove by the arrangement of the flues
takes up all the cold air from the
floor, making it a perfect base heater.
We have this make In three sizes.
Priced lower than ever before, J20.00,
$21.00 and S2S.00.
The demand for an extra high art
finish Base Burner has been antici
pated by BUCK'S, and the result is
their "ltadiant" for 1S3S.
The superiority of this style over all
others will not be questioned after
having seen It. So many special and
excellent features are contained in
this the king of all base burners that
it is impossible to enumerate them on
this page. Suffice it to say that every
detail has had careful consideration,
and no new appliance adopted until
thoroughly tested. The flues are so
arranged as to get the greatest pos
sible amount of radiating surface. It
has combination duplex and anti
clinker grates, revolving fire pot, extra
large magazine, making it necessary
to feed but once in 24 hours; perfection
dampers, which give absolute control
of the fire. Every part of BUCKS
Radiant Stoves is guaranteed for j
years, and money always cheerfully
refunded if not all that is claimed for
Made In three sizes, beginning at
This make of Range has had many
imitators, but no equal. It combines
all the features that make the Sterl
ing so satisfactory, and at the same
time has much additional weight and
size. Experienced buyers give this
line the preference over all otners. It
has extra large firebox, ventilated firo
linings and oven. Duplex grates.
Summer grates furnished free of
charge. Extra heavy covers and in
terchangeable key plates. The quick
est bakers and most economical fuel
consumers in the world. This Range
we carry in six styles and sizes, from
a four-hole without closet to th
largest Hotel Range. Prices. $40.00
$45.00, $30.00. $33.00. $60.00 and $63.00.
For all kinds of fuel. In offering
BUCK'S OAK Heater, improved for
1S9S. to our patrons, we do so in the
confidence that we are selling the best
Oak Stove ever produced. This pop
ular stove has been In use for so
many years and has scored so many
successes that it Is without question
the most satisfactory medium priced
heater in the market. Improved as it
is for 1S9S, it eclipses everything In
its class; as a fire keeper and fuel
saver it has no equal. It now has
jointless airtight bottom, airtight
doorsi perfection airtight screw dam
pets, anti-buckllng flrepot ring, patent
ed cone grate, shaking and draw cen
ter, every door ground to fit. beauti
fully ornamented. We carry fi-e sizes
at $15.00. $17.50, $1S.00, $20.00 and $22.00.
The newest and most complete me
dium priced Soft Coal Heater. At
tractive design: up-to-date finish; sci
entific appliances; body made from best
cold rolled steel: interior fortified with
Indestructible fire linings. This splendid
stove is supplied with patent screw
dampers; a hot blast magazine by and
through which the fire may be kept
under perfect and absolute control;
another result of the cold blast mag
azine is to stimulate and cause per
fect and complete combustion, which
consumes every particle of heat pro
ducing qualities in the fuel. Like all
of BUCK'S Heaters, It is absolutely
airtight, and has no superior as a
Are keeper. Has large feed door with
Improved smoke curtain.
Made in three sizes, at $11.00, $13.00
BUCK'S FLUSH TOP
as here shown can be furnished on
any Steel Range. Where city water '
cannot be attached this reservoir Is
especially an "advantage, having por
celain lined, removable water com
partment. The temperature can be
controlled by a special damper, and
it will be found to be an entirely sat
isfactory arrangement for heating
water without additional cost for
fuel. The reservoir being flush af
fords Increased space on the top.
which Is always an advantage to the
housekeeper. It will be borne In raind
that any Range with reservoir can
be attached to city water at any time.
Hard Coal Base Burner.
BUCK'S make but one finer base
burner than the "Prize." and even
BUCK'S "Radiant" can hardly outclass
it in anything except that it is more
expensively ornamented. BUCK'S
Prize Is a medium sized. low priced
Base Burner and is fully equal to
the best stove made by anybody
else. That is a broad state
ment, but fully backed by the
facts. For one or two rooms you
could not ask a better stove than
BUCK'S Prize. It is graceful, clean and
handsome; elegantly finished In heavy
nickel. All parts are heavy enough
for the work demanded. We can guar
antee It to heat up perfectly, and yon
will be much pleased with It.
BUCK'S COOK STOVE.
Much thought and years of endeavor
have been devoted to perfecting the
details of BUCK'S Cook Stoves, both
from an artistic and practical stand
point. For 1S3S all vital parts havo
been strengthened and braced, and
protected from defect. Ovens are
large, have enameled doors and are
thoroughly ventilated. Insuring whole
somely baked food. Fire boxes are
extra large, have patent linings, large
feed doors and anti-cllnker duplex
grates for coal or wood. Fire backs
guaranteed for live yeanK tops cut In
four pieces; have large top shelf, ad
justable for end or side: have per
fection dampera and adjusted ftue3;
perfect bakers: center rests and ex
tra covers. Wo keep a large assort
ment of Cook Stoves constantly on our
floor?. Prices, beginning at. $12.00, con
tinuing at $14.00, $16.00. $17.50, $20.00 and
1216 to 1224
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