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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, SUNDAY. APRIL 2, 1899.
SUGGESTIONS FOR GREAT CENTRAL
SHOULD BE CALLED "BOURSE"
WOULD BE OP IMMENSE VALUE TO
ALL BUSINESS INTERESTS.
Sooh a Bntldlns; Would Yield a Large
Revenue Bnilneu Men Could Con-
Krecute Dally BnlldlnK Should
Be Centrally Located Plan
Works In England.
Mr. Charles E. Finney, chairman of the
Manufacturers' Association's committee on
permanent building and home products
display, yesterday outlined for Tho Jour
nal his views on the subject, which has
been outlined in Tho Journal. Mr. Finney
"In the last few years, Kansas City has
bhown wonderful growth in manufacturing
enterprises and from this time on the
Growth of manufacturing will be on a
larger and more prominent scale than in
the past. I believe It to be the history of
Interior cities that they all grow up, first,
from trading In the products of the farms
end the mines. As the pioneers have come
West, they have pursued those lines of
commerce which readily presented them
selves, and naturally native products have
been the first to attract their attention.
Communities have grown up at thobe points
most natural for such trading, therefore
tending towards commercial centers. With
the growth of these villages, towns and
cities, jobbing interests have developed,
and after the large development of farms,
mines and Jobbing, have followed manu
facturing. As these different departments
of trade and commerce have grown, im
portant organizations have been effected
consisting of those interests, in order to
Improve the method, of trading and to
generally further the Interests of each
clabs of business, our commercial people,
our merchants, traders and manufacturers
have concluded that the most efficient re
sults are gained by each branch of trade
uniting itself in separate associations and
legislating upon their own particular class
ol business. Grain merchants do not pre
tend to advise the live fatock merchant on
matters which bear on live stock business,
nor do grain merchants nor live &tock
merchants undertake to pass upon ques
tions which affect manufacturers only. We
must assume, therefore, that the sagacity
and the experience of the business men who
prompted theso separate organizations was
the most efficient. The time has come,
however, in this great commercial and
manufacturing center, where these mag
nificent but separate organizations should
unite themselves into one powerful organ
ization. We will call it a chamber of com
merce or 'bourse. I would perfer to call
it the 'bourse' because it is the name
which has been used to designate an in
stitution under which may assemble every
department of trade, commerce and finance.
This united organization would be a power
In the community. It would be an Insti
tution to which the citizens would look for
direction in commercial policy and also for
tho upbuilding of all those things which
pertain to a perfect municipality. I do
not mean that tho identity of the several
associations Ehould be lost In this great
organization, the bourse, of course. Kach
organization should retain Its present form
to a large extent and should continue to
deliberate and legislate upon the affairs
which pertain to its particular line of
trade, and, to a. large extent. Independent
of the greater organization, but these or-
Jranlzatlons would become members of the
arger organization and be known as tho
erain board, the live stock board, tho man
ufacturers' board, the Jobbing merchants
board, paint, oil and varnish board and
many others, each of these boards to have
Its own officers and its regular meetings,
entirely Independent of tho meetings and
deliberations of the bourse, but Kansas
City needs the, .strength of the-unlon of all
of tho branches of trade without impairing
their separate efilcieacy, united into this
Greater organization, the influence of which
upon the commercial growth of our city
would bo almost incalculable.
"The value of these organizations has
been recognized for more than three cen
turies in Europe, where bourses were
erected as follows: Rouen; France, 1K6:
Hamburg. 155S; London, 1536; Amsterdam.
35S6: Paris, 1645: Berlin. 17G1.
"It Is interesting to know that there is
a dally attendance upon the Hamburg
bourse of between 6,000 and 7,000 merchants
bankers, manufacturers, importers and ex
porters, steamship agents and Insurance
representatives. It Is well known that all
of our commercial organizations have only
weekly or semi-monthly meetings and for
the purpose only of legislation on Questions
which may Interest commercial houses. It
is believed that we have reached a time In
our development where It Is Important that
the merchants, manufacturers and business
men generally should meet at the noon
hour each day upon tho floor of the ex
change and there do their trading. They
would become acquainted with each other
and transact most of their business within
a brief time and to better effect. The im
portance of the organizations and their
dally meetings is well established In many
of our older cities like St. Louis, Chicago,
Cincinnati, Cleveland. Pittsburg, Philadel
phia, New York and Boston.
"These suggestions lead us to the point of
a building and tho Question of financing
6uch an enterprise. The manufacturers do
not seem to be of the general belief that
they want a rented building. Thev seem
to want to build something and to "own it
nnd this determination on the part of the
Manufacturers' Association has given rise
rat this time to the Idea of a bourse and
th fraction, of a suitable Ftructure which
will be the prfde of the city nnd also of
the commercial organizations.
"It Is due to President Dickey, of the Man
ufacturers' Association, to say that he
himself has plven much thought and time
to tne invpsugaiirvn or ims sunject and
that it had been hl Intention to address
the association on this subject. It Is also
Raw as Beef
Eczema is more than skin-deep. The
disease itself, the real cause of the
trouble, is in the blood, although nil
Buffering it produced through the skin ;
the only T7ay to reach the disease,
therefore, is through tho blood.
Mr. Phil T. Jones, of Mixersville,
Ind., write! :
"I had Ecumi thirty Tears, and after a
great deal of treatment ray leg was f o raw and
ana sore mat n gave mo
constant pals. It finally
btote Into a running
ore ,and began to spread
and grow worse. For
the paitfiTe or six years
I have suffered untold
agony and had given tip
all hope of ever Teeing
fvwe Tvnv 41 4tra sia
as I have been trettrd!
j some ef the best
physicians and haT
taken many blood medi
cines, all in Tain. With
little faith left I. began
to Ute B. 8. S., and it
apparently Bade the
Keren a vone. but I
kntw that this was the way the remedy got rid
of the polton. Continuing 8. 8. 8., ih Mrs
healed up entirely, the stein became clear and
smooth, and I was cared perfectly."
Bwift's Specific is superior to other
blood remedies because it cures dis
eases which they can not reach. It goes
to the bottom to the cause of the dis
ease, and will cure the worst ease of
Eczema, no matter what other treat
ment has failed. It is the only blood
remedy guaranteed to be purely vege
never fails to cure Eczema, Scrofula,
Contagious Blood Poison, Cancer, Tet
ter, Eheumatlsm, Open Sores, Ulcers,
Bolls, etc. Insist upon S. S. B.; nothing
can take its place.
Boob mailed free to any address by
fivrif t Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga,
a, pleasure to know that the manufactur
ers have an enthusiast on their side in
their president and he:nas given his time
and energy to its success.
"At first thought soma misapprehension
may be felt as to the ability to iinance
an institution of this kind, itecollections
of our recent success in building the Con
vention hall may prompt some of the feel
ing that we have taxed ourselves to the
limit. I feel that we should impress the
thought that the Convention hall is a great
public enterprise, participated In and to be
enjoyed by all tho people. Its scheme of
financing, though different, succeeded and
was most eminently proper. The bourse is
not a public enterprise in the same sense.
It is a great commercial scheme and it is
to be built upon the assurance that for
all money spent there will be value re
ceived, directly and not Indirectly. No
money should be subscribed except upon a
business basis. I do not anticipate that it
will be necessary for anybody to contribute
money gratis. The financial proposition
has not been worked out. but It has been
considered and discussed, and will be pre
sented in due time.
"It will be teen that there are many com
mercial organizations In our city and the
home for such a combination of interests
should be spacious, beautiful as to archi
tecture, perfectly arranged as to the great
exchange hall which should be on the
ground floor, ample assembly rooms for the
meeting of the different clubs and original
Integral parts of the bourse, banking rooms,
offices to rent for railroad agents, steam
ship agents, telegraph offices, members of
the association who desire their offices in
the building. Then there should be. In the
basement, a large floor for the permanent
exhibit of heavy machinery and equitable
quarters provided In another portion of the
building for the permanent exhibit of all
other classes of manufacture and of raw
materials which ore tributary to Kansas
City and which may become the bases for
Increased manufactures. Suitable room
should be provided for a cafe, which could
be leased to parties who would undertake
such an enterprise and with a large daily
attendance it would, no doubt: be a source
of great profit and at the same time a
source of revenue. There should be club
rooms in this building similar to the bourse
at Philadelphia, where out-of-town peo
ple could como to make their headquar
ters. There should be what the Philadel
phia bourse call their buyers' quarters,
where samples could be shown'and out of
town people could more conveniently make
"I believe such an institution would have
a large revenue. In addition to the revenue
which Is secured by chambers of commerce
from sales of seats, from the membership
funds and from their rentals, this bourse
v''0iRy,.nave. an Income from its permanent
exhibits. It should be stated here also
that the rental from each manufacturer
In the permanent exhibit would not be ex
cessive, but would be within the reach of
the smallest manufacturer in this city and
would only be charged In order to get suf
ficient revenue to make successful the en
terprise. This would be necessary under
any conditions, whether a building were
leased or built, and as a source of adver
tising, it certainly would befvery remune
rative to all who used It as one of their
'Zha bulldins should be centrally located
with reference to hotels, banks and the
business center, quickly available from tho
dopots so that it may be an attractive
place, quickly reached and patronized by
travelers coming in nnd going out of
FROM LIGHTEST AFRICA.
Cape of Good Hope School Girl Writes
to Kansas City Pupil Describes
the Town and Scenery.
From the southern extremity of Africa
comes a reply to one of the school letters
recently sent out. It was written February
12 by a pupil in Cape Good Hope seminary,
an English boarding school for girls, in
Capetown. Tho letter was accompanied
by a souvenir book showing views of the
school at time of its erection In 1S73 and
again In 1SSS. Anna, H. C. Rouse writes
the letter to Aileen Stevens, a pupil in the
seventh grado at the Lathrop school:
"My Dear School Friend: Miss Morton,
our principal, read your letter to some of
the seventh standard, and aske'd who would
like to answer it. I thought for a while
and then made up my mind to undertake
It. I do not know how long a letter takes
to go to and from America. But if it goes
by the English mall It will take' sixteen
days to go to Southampton and then about
ten days to New York. It will be new to
us to, have to wait six, if not seen, weeks
from the time of posting to the receiving of
the answer. Our school is near tho toot
pf Tabic mountain. There are sleeping
rooms, for .about sixty boarders In addition
to the regular staff of .teachers. Altogether
there are some 200 girls in the school with
the day scholars, in our school.room there
are forty-four girls. Their hours are from
S to 2, with a break from 11:15 to 11:30. Wo
dine at 2:i0, and walk from 5 to 6. There
are large grounds around the house and In
one corner of the shrubbery Is the tennis
court. At the back of the house is a piece
or ground on which we play cricket. Most
of the Cape girls are fond of cricket and
I am no exception. Mother calls me "torn
boy, but then there is some excuse, as I
have been the only child since I was 8
years old, when my brother was killed in
an accident, and I have been since tne boy
and girl combined In my home.
"My home is In a small town about
thirty-six miles from Capetown, but I am
at school In "Town," as we call Capetown.
This town lies on the shores of the Table
bay, which received Its name from Table
mountain, a large mountain with a small
Hat curface. On it a cloth seems to be
spread every time the southeasterly winds
blow. It is worth while seeing the clouds
come over the edge like a cloth. Vessels
coming to Capetown cannot see it, as it is
hidden by a hill in the form of a crouching
Hon. The likeness is very remarkable. The
animal seems to be guarding the town from
a sea attack. On rounding the hinderpart
of the beast you enter the bay and then
only Capetown becomes visible. On fcic
In tho land to the right Is seen Lion's
rump: In front Lion's hand and Table
mountain, and to the left Devll'a peak and
flats or low country.
'On Lion's rump is Signal hill, from
wnlch the ships and steamers are first
sighted out at tea. A man lives there, and
he, on seeing them, sends signals to the
docks which are round the corner. One of
our chief streets Is Adderly street, in which
are some noted stores and the railway ter
minus. At the top of Adderly street are the
Uotanlcal gardens, avenue, house of parlia
ment and public library. The avenue Is
three-quarters of a mile In length and Is
shaded by very old oaks. Some are more
than ltt) years old. The avenue and gardens
were laid out by an old Dutch governor In
tne sevemeenm century, a new museum
was built some two years1 ago. It incloses
a good number of South African animals
and some Cape curiosities. The animals aro
"The highest building to be found In
Capetown is about seven stories high nnd
of that height there is only one. The ma
jority are only .one. Inclosed with this let
ter you will find some photos of our semi
nary. They were taken last October and
printed In books which were riven tn tf.
.people who were invited to the celebration
of the silver wedding or tho twenty-fifth
year since the seminary was established.
About 400 guests were Invited.
"Last Saturday, the ISth, sixteen of our
boarders went to another seminary, nt
Ttondebosch, to play a tennis tournament.
We won the match. Some months before
our girls had been defeated bv the same
opponents whom they defeated on Satur
day. The cricket team will play against
the rame seminary girls in the middle of
March. We are dreadfully out of practice
on account of the long holidays, but we
are hoping to be up to the mark by then.
One of my roommates asked me to tell
you that she wbuld like to write to some
body, too, if you will tell one of your
. "Inclosed you w'll find a piece of our
seminary colors. The boarders wear a sil
ver anchor to distinguish them from the
day scholars. I see I am getting near
the end. so I will have to draw to a close
soon, will you please make a note on
what day you receive this letter? I want
to know the length of time It tnkes to
cross over to you. The girl who offered to
write to somebody Is Florence Harris. She
comes from Mossell bav. Well I must
close now with my klrdest regards. Your
sincere and unseen friend,
T , ANSA H, C. HOUSE.
P. S. I go in for photography myself
and I will thus be bTe toget you some
photos by the next letter.
An Appropriate Name.
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Is that new goat of yours pure- blood-
"What do you call him?"
"Eh? What does that mean?"
The Cheerful Idiot.
From the Indianapolis Journal.
"A live copper." said the cheerful Idiot,
Just before the other boarders escaped,
"can often prevent a dead steal."
Aften which he laughed metallically.
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Dorothy, how crazy your hair looks!"
. "Why. .shouldn't It? it's March ualr,
Isn't ttt' -
MANILA HEROES WRITE
HOW THE TWENTIETH MAKES THE
FILIPINOS HIDE OCT.
Members of the Kansas Regiment
Which Has Achieved Immortal
Fame in the Philippines
Fnnston Is Frond,
Ben Northrup. a sergeant in Company
B. Twentieth Kansas regiment, has writ
ten a letter to his patents in Kansas City,
Kas.. giving an Interesting account of the
llrst two battles in the Philippine islands.
The letter was written in the trenches
shortly after the first two battles the com
pany was engaged In. He states that when
the fighting commenced Company B was
on police duty In Manila. All of the boys
were anxious to go to the front, and Lieu
tenant Alford was very much put out be
cause the company was left behind. The
second day he could stand It no longer
and went to the front and stayed with
Colonel Funston until he had permission
to take his company to the front. This
was on Sunday night, and Monday morn
ing earlv the company was taken to the
front and given a position where It would
have an opportunity to do some active serv
ice. The company had scarcely taken Its
position when it was ordered to advance
with its platoon. Not two hours after the
order to advance was given Lieutenant Al
ford fell, shot through the head.
in relating the account of the llrst skir
mish Sergeant Northrup writes: "We ad
vanced down a strip of plowed field about
2C0 feet wide and crossed about every 200 or
200 feet by bamboo fence or hedges. The In
surgents were driven back with consider
able loss. Colonel Funston when we re
tired to our lines counted twenty-six dead
Insurgents. He said that the charge was
elegant and that the tire was the hottest
our troops had faced.
"Whew! but the bullets flew down that
strip of ground thick as hall. There was
the zip, zip, of Remingtons and the pop,
pop! of Mausers, the arms used by the In
surgents. Lieutenant Alford fell soon after
the opening of the fire.
"The officers are delighted with the man
ner Company B behaved itself-and are con
tinually saying words of praise of it. The
boys walked right up through the hail of
lead and steel as though they were In a
sham battle. After the battle Colonel
Funston abked Lieutenant Whisner where
he got those shooters. He said he never
heard such a fire as our boys kept up.
"We captured an Insurgent flag. The
major had it wrapped around him and was
killed, as were the guards who were with
Seven days later, nfter the battle of Ca
loocan Northrup writes another addition to
his letter, which la dated February IS. He
"Company B has been several times in
as hot a place as orte could wish for. Our
loss has been heavy and we are continually
under lire from the enemy's sharpshooters.
All of the boys have done nobly and the
company deserves special praise. We have
had as fierce fighting as any of the troops
and the Twentieth is making a name for
itself. Oh! but this Colonel Funston Is a
lighter and a fearless one. We will follow
W. N. Woodward, of Kansas City, Kas.,
also received a letter from his son, John
Woodward, who is a private in the same
company with Sergeant Northrup. Jus?t
how anxious the boys are to fight is shown
in this letter. The writer was stricken with
sunstroke while on picket duty nnd when
he came to his senses was on a cot In the
hospital. He remained there three days
and then told the major surgeon who was
in charge that he was able for duty and
was discharged from the hospital. He
"I made him believe that I was all O.
IC, and went to tho front again. As I
got off the train my lieutenant gave me
a good natured reprimand and ordered me
away from the firing line and not to Join
another charge. Shortly after Companies
A nnd B were ordered to report for duty
at BIHblb penitentiary, where 1.S00 prison
ers are held, as a mutiny was expected
hourly, but at the present writing it had
failed to come. My lieutenant thinks I
am not strong enough for duty and asks
me how I feel. He always gets the an
swer that I am fit for duty, yet the ex
pression on my face doesn't suit him. I feel
good: only In midday, when Old Sol comes
out In his might, then ,1 see black spots
before my eyes. Just the same I want on
the back of my discharge papers credit
for as many battles ns any of the boys.
Continuing, he says: "I will now relate
you our experience In the battle of Caloo
can. Until 2:30 p. m. we were busy In the
burning sun throwing up rifle pits. 1 over
heard Colonel Funston tay to the lieuten
ants: 'No retreat under any circumstances.'
About that time Uncle George Dewey open
ed the ball with three twelve-Inch 'short
nails.' Our artillery answered by bombard
ing tho town for thirty minutes. Then
Groft (company bugler) blew the call for
ward. We advanced under a shower of
bullets and shells. I was with the reserve
and detailed to go with a squad to burn
shacks and to fire only when a sharp
shooter was visible. I had the pleasure of
having a few shots, but I didn't like the
Idea of burning houses, so went to the
firing line and went up against the "nig
gers' with the rest of the boys. We shot
them out of their trenches and started
them north. All this time Company B was
In the open and suffered more from tho
fire than other companies, yet we routed
and drove them two miles beyond the
town. Wo looked back and saw the town
on fire and then stopped and reformed our
lines. We captured a gun that, had it been
discharged, I would not now be writing.
The load was extracted and everytljlng
from a bullet the size of a pea to a trace
chain was taken from her. It was trained
on us, but we pushed them so hard they
had not time to fire It."
In telling of a church where a number
of tho enemy was fortified, he says: "A
three-Inch projectile from our gun put an
end to trouble there. Blood, brains, legs,
rags, guns, crosses, pictures of Joseph and
Mary and n. barrel of knives, guns, etc..
told the tale of a stand that was to be."
Woodward relates an incident which he
witnessed after the battle. He says: "A
private approached Colonel Funston, sa
luted nnd asked him a question. The colonel
said: 'Let that go. Call me Fred. I take
my hat off to you boys. You nre dearer
to me than my wife. All I want is to be
one of you, and be honored by being your
leader, for the Twentieth Kansas has this
day made a name Immortal and showed
courage beyond reproach."
BUT ONE THING TO DO.
PriTnte James II. Davis, of the Ore
icon Volunteers, Writes to
His Urol her.
Attorney John N. Davis, at 407 Heist
building, has received a letter from his
brother, James B. Davis, of Company B,
Second Oregon, United States volunteers.
In which Mr. Davte says: "This is the
first sparo time I have had since I received
your letter. I suppose you have heard all
about our fight by the time this reaches
you. I will try to tell you what part the
Oregonlans took In the battle. The Third
battalion holds the water works and part
of the lino between us and the insurgents.
Company F is still at the palace, where it
has been ever since the fall of Manila.
Company II stays at the custom house.
It attends to all of the business In the har
bor. Or.o of the company goes aboard a ship
and stays as long as It Is here, and about
twenty-flvo of them act as bookkeepers.
My company has charge of the bridges
across the river that divide the new from
the walled city, but the Insurgents are so
far back that we only keep a small guard
on them at night. However, we do our
share of guard duty with the rest of the
regiment and watch several powder mag
azines. We also patrol the walled city.
Our orders Include those of a civil police
man and instructions to shoot at all lights
displayed at night If we have the slightest
Idea they are Intended as a signal. We
allow no Spanish soldiers on the streets
after S p. m. We are allowed to use our
own judgment as to throwing stones at
all dogs seen on the streets after sundown.
"We also guard the civil and military
prison?. There are about 2,000 confined in
the two prisons, which makes It a very
good resting place to be on guard. A good
many of them make cigars, bamboo bunks,
etc; It Is an interesting place to be on
guard. The Filipino wife is ever true to
her jall-blrd husband. She comes every
morning between S and 11, and generally
brings a piece of bread, some cigarettes
and a few betel nuts for her husband to
"One morning when I was on duty three
Of these visitors came late. They hung
around for awhile and were ordered off.
They went off to a little knoll just oppo
site the gate and sat there jabbering,
hardly ever taking their eyes off the pris
on, till night came and then they went
"Ob, yes, it snows here, but It snows
dust guard duty to be done and mos
quitoes. Thermometers are so scarce .here
that I can't tell you. just how cool it
does get, but since I left Frisco last May
I have not used my blankets a dozen times
except In trying to make some old wooden
scaffold seem as soft as my bed at home
or to deaden the sound of my bones rat
tling on some flagstones in the guardhouse
"I think that these are very valuable isl
ands. The worst thing about them is that
they are covered with heathens little bet
ter than cannibals, whom nothing but
powder and shot will ever bring very far
Into civilization. I was in favor of the
United States establishing a protectorate
over them and letting the Filipinos fight
it out among themselves. By that time
Uncle Sam would he ready to take them
under his arm. But now after the fight
has started there is but one thing to do
and that is to whip them and keep whip
ping them. I think the first outbreak will
soon be over and we volunteers will go
home ju-t as soon as if we had not had
"I can't see anything here for a young
man without capital not for two veurs nt
any rate. But, of course If the country is
opened up and it will bo safe to go back
and prospect, this country will bo O. K.
But that Is about all until there Is some
American capital In here.
"I think this will be a pretty good place
for a lawyer. I was talking some time ago
with a young attorney In the Tennessee
regiment, who joined the army with the
intention of locating here upon being dis
charged. He said that he believed this to
be a good opening, as tho courts would be
flooded, and there would also be a great
deal of legal work to do just as soon as
things are settled down.
"All of my company, except those on
guard and the prison detail for to-morrow
morning, have pone out to the bridge to
night, for the officers feel sure that there
will be another outbreak In the city. If we
have trouble in town it will be much more
serious than that on the firing line.
"By the way. It is just a year apn to-dav
that tho Maine was blown up. We will
ever remember It. and this being the anni
versary we will do our best to see that it
doesn't become a fatal day in the history
of the United States. Love to all. I re
main, JAMES B. DAVIS."
Copies of Manila Paper.
Mr. Davis also received several copies of
The American and Freedom, the American
papers published in Manila. The latter is
now a tri-weekly, the former a quarto
daily, and claims a circulation of 5,000.
Both have a heavy advertising patronage
and devote most of their reading space to
miscellany. The paucity of war news is re
markable, the accounts of battles not being
as complete as those furnished by the As
sociated Press to The Journal.
In the American, of February 12, appears
an Item which demonstrates what the
brave Kansa3 lads have to contend with In
the land of the Filipino. It reads:
"The insurgents have used almost every
kind of weapon in fighting our boys, from
old sixteenth century to modern rifles. Had
the Kansas Loys pursued the Insurgents a
little closer In attacking Caloocan, they
would have been met by a shower of dyna
mite. On entering the insurgent trenches
near tho railway depot. Sergeant Freeman,
of the engineers, found twenty hand gren
ades of this violent explosive In two boxes,
each containing ten sticks. He was ordered
to bury tho stuff by the commanding offi
cer." In the same publication, dated February
1, the following fling at Billy Bryan ap
pears: "And now it is stated that Mr. Bryan's
famous stand against expansion was taken
upon the advice of Hon. Thomas Patterson,
of Colorado. We believe it. There is only
one man In the world who Is competent to
make such a collossal blunder as that one."
BAND OF MERCY SONGS.
Will Be Snnff at the Great Sinus Sleet
ing In Convention Hall.
The following are the songs and the or
der in which they will be suns at the
great Band of Mercy mass meeting In Con
vention hall, April 2S. The children are
requested by President "Weeks, of the Hu
mane Society, to cut the songs from the
papers and preserve them, as no other
printed copies will be available for use:
LIFT ALOFT OUR BANNER.
Lift aloft our banner proudly, let Us folds salute
Wt shall sing our hymn of triumph, glory be to Qod
on high I
Young ml old ar gladly Joining, led by sweet
Our bands are marching on.
Glory, glory,, hallelujah!
Ulury, glory, hallelujah!
Our bands are marching on.
To protect the weak and helpless, to act kindly unto
Whether human or dumb creatures, high or low or
great or small.
For right, gentleness and Justice, for each one we
God's cause is marching on.
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Our bands are marching on.
With our hands we'll join all nations, with peace,
mercy, right and love.
Fill Uve-f with Joy and happiness, lead on to heaven
Scatter freely seeds of kindness, with the symbol of
God's love Is marching on.
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Our bands arc marching on.
RED, WHITi: AND CLUE.
Oh Columbia, the grm of the ocean.
The home of the brave and the free.
The shrine of each patriot! demotion,
A world offers homage to thee.
Thy mandate make heroes assemble.
When LIberty'3 form utands In !er;
Thy banners make tyranny tremble.
When borne by the red, white and blue.
When borne by the red, white and blue,
, When borne by the red, white and blue.
Thy banners make tyranny tremble.
When borne by the red, white and blue.
The star spangled banner bring hither.
O'er Columbia's true sons let it wave;
May the wreaths they hate won never wither.
Nor Its stars cease to shine on the brave.
May the service united ne'er sever.
But hold to their colors so true;
The army and navy forever.
Three chears for the red, white and blue.
Three cue era for the red, white and blue.
Three cheers for the Ted, white and blue.
The army and navy forever.
Three cheers for the red, white and blue.
My country, 'tis of thee.
Sweet land of liberty.
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died.
Land of the ptgrjra'i pride.
From eiery mountain side.
Let freedom ring.
My native country, thee.
Land of the noble free.
Thy name I love;
I loe thy rocks and rills.
Thy woods and templed hills.
My heart with rapture thrills.
Like that abota.
Let music swell th breew.
And ring from all the trees,
Let mortal tongues awake.
Let all that breathe partake.
Let rocks their silence break.
The sound prolong.
Our father's Cod, to thee.
Author of liberty.
To thee v,e sing;
Lens; may our land be h right
With freedom's holy light;
Protect us by thy might.
Great God, our king.
The nurse "I hear owH Van Astorbilt
pays his Frlnch cook tin thousand dollars
The cook "Yls. thlm dom foreigners Is
killln' our business more an' more ivery
One of the Advantages of Wealth.
From the Somervllle Journal.
Nobody blames a rich young man if he
hasn't any ambition.
Ben-ore of Ointments for Catarrh That
As Mercury will surely destroy the sense of
smell and completely derange the whole
system when entering it' through the .mu
cous surfaces. Such articles should never
be used except on prsecrlptions from reput
able physicians, as the damage they will
do is ten fold to the good you can possibly
derive from them. Hall's Catarrh Cure,
manufactured by P. J. Cheney & Co., To
ledo, O., contains no mercury, and is taken
internally,- acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system. In
buying Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure you
get the genuine. It is taken Internally, and
made in Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney &
Co. Testimonials free.
Sold by Druggists, price 75c per bottle.
HaU's Family Pills are the best.
WITH INSURANCE MEN
FARMS BILL SENT TO THE HOUSE
Governor Signs the Stipulated Pre
mium Lam Commissioner Mat
thews on "Overhead Writ
ing" Bate War Ended.
An endeavor was made by the insurance
men of Kansas City and St. Louis last
Monday to show ihe Missouri legislature
what effect the passage. of the Farris bill
would have on the rates in the state. The
result of their- talk before the committee
on judiciary was not highly satisfactory,
however, as the bill was sent 'back to the
house without recommendation and has
been placed on the' calendar for early con
sideration. The effort to demonstrate to
the legislature anything but that the insur
ance companies are organized to rob the
people has proven a hard task. One well
known fire insurance company collects in
thl- state in premiums about 1250,000 an
nually. Last year it paid out in losses ap
proximately $220,000, leaving $30,000 gross
profits. From this sum must come the cost
of maintenance. Including taxes, licenses,
salaries, fire patrols and all the expenses
Incident to running a lire insurance busi
ness. The net amount actually realized
from underwriting by the company in ques
tion has amounted to 2 per cent annually,
and this company Is a fair example.
Insurance men in the state have refused
to pay the price demanded by the lobby for
the suppression of the Farris bilL They
recognize that they will have the same
question confront them at succeeding ces
sions of the legislature.
STIPULATED jREMIUM BILL
Governor Signs the Bill Allowing
This Class of Insurance to Be
Carried on Legally.
The stipulated premium law recently
passed by the Missouri legislature was
signed by the governor last week. This bill
places companies doing this class of life
Insurance business on a legal footing.- The
law contains a retaliatory clause which
reads as follows:
"When any state, territory or foreign
country shall Impose any obligations upon
any such corporation of this state, or its
agents transacting business in such other
state, territory or foreign country, the like
obligations are hereby imposed upon sim
ilar corporations of such other state, terri
tory or foreign country, its agents or repre
sentatives transacting business in this
pfate: and such corporation, company, as.
sociatlon or society of such other state,
territory or foreign country, and its agents
and representatives shall pay all licenses,
fees or penalties to and make deposits with
the superintendent of insurance imposed by
the laws of such other state, territory or
foreign country upon any corporation of
this stare doing business therein."
The stipulated premium bill Introduced in
the Illinois house by Representative Traut
man was defeated by a vote of 41 to 73.
The bill allowed assessment life companies
to reorganize on a legal reserve basis and
was patterned after the New York stipulat
ed premium law.
IS DESTRUCTIVE TO BOTH.
Redaction of Rates Throngh Con
spiracy Harms Both Company
In a recent issue. "Rough Notes" states
the following cold facts regarding the
wolfish nature of underwriters:
"The agent who deprives himself of rest.
In the night time, devising ways by which
he can get a rate reduced on a risk carried
by a competitor, and secretly conspires with
tho owner to reduce a rate and capture the
risk, may. assuredly, enjoy some present
Rain: but he has injured every member of
the local board to which he belongs, and.
If It is not a very able and wise board,
the agent's business will henceforward be
the subject of reprisals, and his loss will. In
the end. largely overbalance his few gains.
Cut reduction of rates through conspiracy
between agents and property owners, de
structive as it is to tho interests of the
companies, is most destructive to agents
themselves. In loss of confidence In each
other, bv engendering strife, by the en
couragement of bad practices, which finally
terminate in rate wars. In which the wolf
nature is never appeased until the business
resulting from years of laborious toll is all
AGAINST OVERHEAD WRITING.
Commissioner Mattheivs, of Ohio,
Takes a Strong Stand Against
Commissioner Matthews, of the Ohio
insurance department, has issued an edict
against "overhead" writing. In a circular
letter sent out to all companies doing bus
iness in the state he says:
"Hereafter it must be understood that
an overhead policy, without regard toi the
Intention with which it was issued, will
subject the company issuing It to revoca
tion of Its license. It Is the determina
tion of the department to stop overhead
writing. It Is the duty of the comoanles
to see that no such policies are issued, and
no question of. the intention with which
such policies are issued will hereafter be
entertained. It will be sufficient to Invoke
the penalty of revocation that a policy is
produced which is not signed by an Ohio
agent. It should be understood, too, that
the mere signature of the agent is not
sufficient, but that tho agency through
which a policy purports to have been Is
sued must keep a record of it by wnich
it must appear that the premium thereon
was duly returned for taxation."
Rotes Restored at Pekin.
Rates at Pekin, III., were restored last
Friday, and fire underwriting there has as
sumed a normal condition. This ends a
memorable war, the results of which the
agents will not soon forget, as they will
have a hard lot for at least three years
to come. The term business was written
at rock-bottom rates, and the agents did
not enrich themselves thereby.
John Bryant went duck hunting last Fri
day. George Kumpf has taken the agency for
G. E. Smith, of the Prudential, has crone
to Chicjgo for a few days.
Tho agency for the Caledonia has been
placed with Henry Woodward.
J. II. Hocker, formerly with the State
Mutual, has gone with W. T. Craycroft In
the general agency of the Massachusetts
The new policies issued by the life in
surance companies will be old enough be
fore! the average returns to policyholders
under their provisions will equal the pre
mium earnings secured under the old fash
Martin Collins, general agent for the
Fire Association, of Philadelphia, at St.
Louis-, was in the city last week attending
the Masonic convocation. Mr. Collins found
time from his work to visit some of his
friends in this city.
The new Arizona law, taxing premiums 2
per cent and requiring the tiling of arti
cles of incorporation, is resented by fire
underwriters. Arizona business was un
profitable last year, and It Is proposed to in
crease rates to meet the new special tax.
The Mutual Life, of New York, has secur
ed able representation in this city in Messrs.
Wood and Seidiltz. They are seeking new
quarters and before long hope to be more
conveniently located. The Mutual Life has
been granted a license by Commissioner
Church, of Kansas.
There was a long debate In the Wiscon
sin assembly on the Orton bill Increasing
taxation on .insurance companies. This
has been hotly contested by the Northwest
ern Mutual Life, of Milwaukee, to which
It means an increase in taxes from $34,000 a
year to about $224,000. The author of the
bill made a long speech in support of the
measure, which was opposed by Mr. Wheel
er. Later he offered an amendment, cut
ting the Increase in two, but this was de
feated, and the bill was ordered to third
A clause in the form submitted by the
Sprague Umbrella Company, of Newark
O., was, "It is hereby agreed by the insurer
and insured that in no case and under no
circumstance shall one Frank C. Carroll
and Theodore C. Doolittle be called in or
have .anything to do with adjusting any
loss that may occur under this policy'
Considerable pressure Influenced the assur
ed to waive the clause. It seems that
Messrs. Carroll and Doolittle assisted In
settling a former loss for this concern;
and it took exceptions to some or their
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What the New Discovery in Medical
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The Prompt Way to Cure Yourself When Symptoms Show That
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For a great many years It has been the
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brain feels tired."
They are all right, but do they act right?
They generally go and get a laxative
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Does their blood run through their
Science has to-day furnished proofs that
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All the blood In your body passes through
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The kidneys strain or filter out the im
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Purifying your blood is not a question of
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Does your blood run through your
What the bowel cleaner does Is to throw
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ready for absorption into your blood, but
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There is no other way of purifying your
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That is why bowel cleaners fail to do
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Free Museum of Anatomy
U'e-like models and war figures deeply impress
N. B.-7iaM SSOO deaottttd In tht bank, which I
storage and safety from burglars and fire are so cheap ?
SAFETY DEPOSIT COMPANY OF KANSAS CITY,
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At 6, 5ls and 6 Per Cent
On Improved Kansas City real estate and choice Missouri farms. Both principal m
interest payable at our office, and privilege of partial payments riven. Applicatlo
passed upon immediately.
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EPILEPSY BR FITS
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DOING THEJUGHT THING.
Denver Man Sends Fifty Cents for
Heal Eaten by His Boy SI
The following letter has Just been re
ceived by Mr. Q. E. Wheeler, now one of the
Albany .dentists, but bo la l93at the
time referred to In the letter was manager
nt a, lunch stand "at Marceline:
G. E. 'Wheeler Esq., Kansas City. Mo.
Dear Sir: In 33 myself and wife and boy
lunched at your place in Marcellne, Mo.
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the blood, and thereby curing chronic al
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neys, of which some of the symptoms ae
51". en below. i-
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the mind; a school ol in-1 Siuidag 10 to IX
all! forftft tor about dltetuis that I eamt t
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BOOKS. ART TREASURE& REC
ORDS. FURS. SILVERWARE wha
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It's Dr. Thurmond's Catarrh Cure
No care, no pay. It cures Catarrah and
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anil nnrtlnlA!.tt CHKR . .11 i... -
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We paid you all that you naked but I am
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what you charged and tbe balance Interest.
Yours truly, h. S. Taggart.
Denver, Co!.,- March 20, 1S39.
From the Detroit free Frets.
"These egRs are not so good as the ones
you sent last week."
They ought to be. mum. They're out oC
the same crate."-