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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL. TUESDAY JULY 25,1899.
S45.753 IN SIGHT
POV. STEPHENS SWELLS GUARANTY
PL'SD WITH ?200. ,
GAS COMPANY GIVES $500
OXXiY 94,247 NEEDED TO MAKE KAN
SAS CITY'S I-KOMISE GOOD.
Mne Committees Have Not Reported
and From Them the Amount la
Expected Further Subscrip
tions, for Contingent
Previously reported JH.9C8
Kansas City, Missouri. Gas Co 00
Governor L. V. Stephens 2u0
Lathrop, Morrow, Fox and iloore SO
Gross & McLaughlin -3
Joseph Adler 10
Grand total $13,753
The guarantee fund for the Democratls
national convention passed the $15,000 mark
yesterday, with J7K to the good, leaving
only M.H7 to be secured to complete the
There are still eight or nine committees
which have not reported, among them be
ing that detailed to solicit subscriptions
from the -wholesale and retail lumber deal
ers. Philip Tall is chairman of the com
mittee, and President Swofford confidently
expects he will report a sum not less than
11,000. The wholesale and retail drug Arms
have also been dilatory in announcing sub
scriptions, but as J. A. Gallagher is chair
man of the committee having them In
charge, a liberal amount from that source
Is assured. G. D. F. Crawford is another
committee chairman of whom much is ex
pected. He and his associates have the
retail grocers to care for. Then there aro
the county officials. All aro Democrats
good and true, and -why Sheriff Stone has
not rounded them up is causing some caus
tic comment in political circles.
Mayor Jones' duty is confined to the city
hall, but up to date there has not been a
cubscriptlpn received from there.
Yesterday the Kansas City, Missouri,
Gas Company announced that Its subscrip
tion was $500, Just $2,000 less than the ways
and means committee counted on receiving.
Governor Stephens also "came to the front"
yesterday with a check for COO. he making
ilajor .Fred Fleming the medium of its
presentation to Treasurer Rule.
' In the letter which accompanied j the
check Governor Stephens advances many
food reasons why Kansas City should be
selected as the convention city and, in con
Besides aeslrlng to throw our gates wide
open to the people of the country, Missouri
Democrats want the honor of having the
Chicago platform reaffirmed in 1900 in this
state, so that it may henceforth be called
the Kansas City platform with planks add
ed thereto emphasizing our undying hostil
ity to trusts, militarism and Imperialism.
we desire also, to have the honor of nomi
nating the next president of the United
States thp Hon. "William Jennings Bryan,
a "Western man, in a Western City."
Other subscriptions yesterday were: Jo
seph Adler, $10; Lathrop, Morrow, Fox &
Moore. $50: Grass & McLaughlin, $25. The
total for the day was $7S5.
President Swofford yesterday expressed
lilmself in favor of raising more than
$50,000. "Several thousand dollars," said
he. "will be needed In excess of the guar
anty fund. A committee will have to go
to Washington when the national commit
tee meets to decide on naming the con
vention city and we cannot expect men to
pay their expenses on such a mission. Im
provements may also have to be made in
Convention half, such as telegraph rooms,
desks for press representatives, of whom
there will be several hundred, and other
needs not now thought of will have to be
provided. Of course, the national commit
tee may relieve us of the expense, but it
is wise to prepare In advance for any con
tingency that may arise."
Testerday President Swofford appointed
b. new chairman of the shoe dealers' com
' mlttee. John P. O'Nell Is the name of the
gentleman honored and as he Is popular
and a hustler It is expected that he and
.his committee associates will succeed in
raising a goodly sum.
President Swofford also decided to give
Milton Welsh a chairmanship and so he
appointed him to succeed A. E. Stllwell on
the committee to solicit subscriptions
among the trust companies and building
and loan associations. The task assigned
Mr. Welshes an Important one and he will
begin work at once.
The fire laddies are going to show their
interest In the city In a substantial man
ner. A subscription list, of which Alex
Henderson, assistant chief, will have
charge. Is to be circulated among them and
it is expected that a handsome sum will
be the result. The police, of course, will
emulate their example and may, perhaps,
strive to make a better showing.
Are Ursine Enstern Friends to Use
Their Influence "With ucmocrntlo
The first mayor of Pond Creek. I. T.,
was in Kansas City for a short time yes
terday. His name Is H. T. Wasson, and
he Is still true to the town, for his law
shingle hangs on the principal thorough
fare. He says Oklahomans are standing
by Kansas City in the fight for the Demo
cratic national convention. "Many let
ters." said he. "are being sent to friends
all over the country by Kansas City's
Oklahoma booming contingent, and they
are urged to do all they can In bringing
influence to bear on the national commit
teemen." Karnlvnl Krenre to Meet To-night.
The Karnlval Krewe will meet this even
ing at headquarters, room 211, Keith &
Perry building, for the purpose of arrang
ing for 'the fall festivities. Committees to
canvass the city and procure exhibits will
to appointed and other preliminary work
COOLER WEATHER TO-DAY.
.."Weather Observer A en in Predicts
Fair Weather, Tlngrtl With u.
Fair and cooler weather is promised for
Xr.R Cltv and vicinity, Kansas and Ne
braska to-day, but
in Oklahoma and
weather may be
Very high temper
a t u r e s prevailed
in tne Mississippi
valley and east
ward, with partial
cloudiness and light.
variable winds. In Nebraska and the Da
kotas there was a general drop in tempera
lure with clear weather all through the
A heavy local shower, nearly 2 inches,
fell at Dodge City Sunday night and light
showers were renorted from Minnesota.
Eastern Nebraska. Western Iowa, New
Mexico and Northern Texas.
In Kansas City the sun's glare was not
oosiruciea ny even tne snauow or. a cioua
nor curtained by a shower. The maximum
temperature was SS degrees and the mini
mum 72 degrees. The hourly readings were:
J -, ,
S a. m SO 5 p. m... S3
9 a. m SI d p. m SS
10 a. m SI 7 p. m SS
31 a. m S5 S p. m S6
12 m SG 9 p. m St
1 P. m 8C 10 p. m S3
2 p. m SS HI p. m .". S2
3 p. m S7 12 p. m SO
4 P- m SS I
3Inrrlngc Licenses Issued Yesterday.
Hugh McGoodrlch, Kansas City 25
Anna Burner. Carrollton. Mo 21
10 cents and 2S cents, at all drae stares.
TT.T.l....l,l ..J I. V. f,,;.-.,
VTIU be roused to Us natural duties
end your biliousness, headache and
- constipation be cured II you take
Sold by all drnists. 25 cents."
CAPT. W. F.SHIPPEY DIES.
Had Been Treasurer of the Kansas
City Jfc Northwestern Road for
the Tost) Twelve Years.
Captain William F. Shippey. after an ill
ness lasting over two years, died at his
heme, 532 Oakland avenue, yesterday morn
ing at S:25 o'clock.
Captain Shippey was born In Pensacola,
Fla.. April IS, 1S40. He was educated for
the navy and served as a midshipman until
1S6L when he resigned to join the Confed
eracy. He served on the staff of General
J. E. B. Stuart until the latter's death,
but gave up the cavalry for the navy. Cap
tain Shippey took part in the defense of
Richmond, being assigned to duty on the
He came to Kansas City twelve years
ago to fill the position of treasurer of the
Kansas City & Northwestern railwav. and
had been identified with the road ever since
it began operating.
A wife and four children survive him.
Miss Louisla, Miss Virginia Lee Davis, Mrs.
Charles Stewart and Henry Lee Shippey.
He was junior warden of St Mary's
church. Thirteenth and Holmes streets.
The funeral will be held to-morrow morn
ing at 10 o'clock from St. Mary's church.
The active pallbearers will be: Messrs.
William Ollis, C. E. Hill. E. C. Hamlll and
Percy Douglas. The honorary pallbearers
will be selected from his railroad asso
ciates. The burial will be in St Luke's
burial ground In Forest Hill cemetery.
Fnneral of John J. Pone.
The funeral of John J. Pone will be held
at 10 o'clock this morning at the residence
of P. Farrell. 1751 North Seventh street,
Kansas City, Kas.
Other Deaths anil Funerals.
Miss Minnie Bohan, 21 years of age, died
of consumption yesterday at the home of
her sister. Mrs. Shepard, 3S0S East Six
teenth street The body was sent last
night to Omaha for burial.
Harley Xieever, who died Sunday, was
burled yesterday In Union cemetery. He
was 26 years of age and died of consump
tion. The funeral services were held from
the residence, 417 Independence.
Richard J. Rldpath, 17 months old, son
of Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Rldpath, died yester
day at the home of his parents, 3119 Main
street The funeral services were held
from the residence yesterday afternoon at
2 o'clock. The burial was made in Inde
Louis R. Kirk, 21 years af age, died yes
terday at 1707 East Fourteenth street The
funeral will be held Wednesday morning.
The burial will bo in Elmwood cemetery.
FELLOW WORKMEN FIGHT.
Robert Nolnnd Arrested for Stabbing
A. N. Grover "With a Large
Knife nt Armour's.
Robert B. Noland was arrested yesterday
morning at the Armour packing house on
the charge of assaulting A. N. Grover with
intent to kill. He was locked up at No. 2
police station, Kansas City. Kas., where he
will be held pending the result of Grover'a
The two men quarreled at the plant
shortly after 7 o'clock, but were separated
before any trouble resulted. Noland met
Grover a few minutes later and he resumed
the altercation. Grover was trying to
smooth matters over when Noland drew a
large knife and made a thrust at Grover.
The blade cut an ugly wound In Grover's
side. Special Officer Sheehan happened to
be near and promptly placed Noland under
arrest The wounded man was taken to his
home, 1215 Holmes street, Kansas City. Mo.,
while Noland was locked up at No. 2 sta
tion. It is understood that Grover will
cause a state warrant to be Issued for
Noland. charging him with assault with in
tent to kill.
PAINTER'S DARING FEAT.
Jolin Williams Replaces a. Broken
Halyard on a 1117-Foot Flag
staff at Stock Yards.
John Williams, a painter, who keeps his
pots and brushes at 2007 Prospect avenue.
ascended the 137-foot flagstatt at the stock
yards yesterday morning and replaced a
halyard that was recently broken. He
performed the task bv means of duIIuvs
and ropes while seated on a board held
by a loop, ipushing the pulleys up with a
polo and fastening the ropes tightly by
slipping a sailor's knot by the same im
plement Before reaching the top he made
dozen ascents and descents, the latter In
order to change his seat to the rope con
nected with the highest pulley.
WIHIam3 was assisted by Charles Hallo
way, and It required five hours' time to do
the work, for which he was paid $30 by the
stock yards company.
ABOUT SOME PEOPLE.
P. T. Foley, a well known Republican of
Parsons, came down from Topeka yester
Judge Cole, of the Kansas appellate
court, was In the city yesterday from his
nome in ureal nena.
Clem Falrchlld, of Kingman, returned
to his home last night over the Santa. Fe,
after a two days' business trip here.
Judge L. S. Crum, of the Kansas court
of visitation, left for his home In Oswego
last night after being here for a few days.
E. J. Jones, of Oshkosh, Wis., father of
Mayor Jones, Is visiting with his son. Ho
will remain in the city a couple of days.
Deputy United States Marshal C. C.
Colt left for Mackinac Sunday accompanied
by Mrs. Colt They will be away ten days.
Colonel W. S. Herndon, of Texas, regis
tered at the Baltimore yesterday. He is a
capitalist and owns a great deal of real es
tate in this city.
E. S. Marshall, general agent of the
American Car Company of St Louis, was
In the city yesterday attending to some
J. Q. Jones, of Malta Bend, and Qulncy
Blosser, of Blosser, Mo., two largo cattle
dealers, were In the city last night. They
are here on' business.
The institute Is for colored children ex
clusively and the training received there
will enable them to advance rapidly in the
life that Is before them.
Senator George H. Brltt, of Ponca City,
arrived In the city last evening from his
home. Senator Brltt was a member of the
upper house during the last session of the
L. J. Drake, general manager of the
Standard Oil Company, was at the Balti
more hotel yesterday. While his head
quarters are in Chicago, he makes a West
ern triD of InsDection about once a vear.
Mr. Drake reported the business of his
company nourishing and he was enthusiast
ic in his predictions for large increase in
all lines ot business auring tne next year
The American Implement trade is rapidly
becoming an important factor in the bal
ance sheets of trade. S. W. Jones, the
head of a house at Grnpuato. Mex.. ar
rived in this city yesterday and during his
stay will make arrangements for handling
American maae agricultural implements.
He is accompanied by Senor Enrique del
Moral and M. Gutrery, capitalists, who are
interested in Mr. Jones' undertaking.
John H. Jackson, of the Lincoln institute
at JefTerson City, spent yesterday In Kan
sas City. The institute had 240 students
last year and the outlook for equaling if
not exceeding that number this year ,is
most promising. Needed courses are being
added to the work, theylbeing made pos
sible by recent legislative appropriations.
For the bovs a full course of manual train
ing Is being put in and for the girls prep
arations are being made to teach cook
ing, dressmaking and laundering.
Ex-Congressman S. R. Peters, of Kansas,
who Is now editor of the Newton, Kas..
Kansan, and tho Nasby of the village,
declares that the state's corn crop this
year will amount to 400.000.000 bushels. He
was at the Midland yesterday and boasted
that the Kansas Jfarmers were never so
prosperous as now.
"They have plenty of money on hand,
their wheat bins are well filled, their corn
fields never, looked better, and they have
plenty of cattle and hogs to which to feed
the corn. The sun of prosperity Is shining
on the Sunflower state and a ray comes my
way with a frequency that pleases me."
EXIT "WHALE OIL GUS"
AMERICA'S GREATEST LIAR "WILL
INVADE THE SOUTH.
On Board Ills Craft, the Amesbury, He
and Little Monday "Will En
joy Life as They Float
to the Gulf.
"Whale Oil Gus" will bid Kansas City
a fond farewell this morning. As his gal
lant little craft, the Amesbury. dips her
nose into the rippling currents of the Mis
souri the stars and stripes will be run
up on her forecastle, a miniature brass
cannon will roar and "Gus" and his com
panion. Little Monday, will dance a horn
pipe. "Gus" " family name is Falger and
when a barefooted urchin in Nantucket,
Mass., his proud relatives were wont to
refer to him as Augustus Edward. He
was an innocent towhead then: now he is
tne most expert liar In tho country and is
proud of the reputation. He describes him
self as "the famous seaman traveler, wit
ana storyteller" and has deceived more
"WHALE OIL GUS'
callow reporters than any other fakir this
country can boast of.
His craft, the Amesbury,. was "made in
Kansas City, U. S. A." For several months
"Gus" and Little Monday worked on it in
a yard 'in the rear of 2923 Holmes street
and as It gradually assumed shape res
idents In the neighborhood showed their
interest in it by visiting the yard daily.
Completed It Is a comfortable houseboat and
is stanch in every plank, rivet and beam.
It is destined to navigate! the Missouri
river to the Mississippi aiid the latter
waterway to its mouth.
"Gus" is a thrifty liar. Tho art is an
adjunct of his real vocation a seller of
soap. In his houseboat he and Little Mon
day will make their way slowly down the
rivers. Every settlement and town on its
banks will be a landing places Almost
simultaneous with Its appearance the dead
walls In' the vicinity will be placarded with
posters announcing the arrival of "Whale
Oil Gus, the Yankee whaler," and "Little
Monday, the only American boy ever born
on an American whaler." A street per
formance will follow. "Gus" will tell a
few of his celebrated lies and Little Mon
day will dance and for an encore recite "A
As a finale, "Gus" will Introduce his fa-
Cartain Folger"s "Boy Friday.'
mous "pure spermcettl soap," which he
will declare contains oil pressed from the
carcasses of the 10,000 whales he has killed
in tho waters of the Arctic Packages icf
It he will exchange for the pennies and
dimes of the natives, a good-by song will
be sung, and again the nose of the "Ames
hurv" will be caressed by rinnllng waters.
"I'm going to be gone about two years
on this trip." said "Gus" yesterday, "and
when I come back I'll be wearing a new
plug hat, a Prince Albert coat and dia
monds in my front. I'm I going to spend a
eood deal or my time on tne aea river.
and, while gathering in money, enjoy life
amid tho magnolia groves, aiy soap, sir,
is the irreatest money-maker of the age.
It Is pure, sir. It is a beautlfier. sir, and
wherever It Is once sold no other soap
can be handled profitably. The oil U3ed
in my soap, sir, cannot be obtained by any
other manufacturer in the country, for I
own it all. I did my own whale killing,
secured the oil, refined it, brought it to this
country and stowed It away. Age has
given It a value that even I cannot esti
mate, and I really believe that every time
I use a gallon of it I am losing money.
I double my loss every time. I sell a cake of
soap, but I love my country and the peo
ple, and as long as I can make soap I will
sell It, no matter what the loss to my fortune-
The "Amesbury" will start on her voy
age at 7 o'clock this morning, and yester
day "Gus" entertained a number of his
friends at a farewell banquet. Toasts ,were
offered and responded to. songs were ren
dered and the boat christened.
PEOPLE IN SOCIETY.
Miss Ruby Archer is spending the sum
mer in Colorado.
Mr. R. J. Monroe has returned from a
trip to LaCygne, Kas.
Dr. and Mrs. Cameron Mann have re
turned from a Colorado sojourn.
Mrs. Will Barton and children are spend
ing the summer In Lexington, Mo.
Miss Leila Partrlde will come from Leav
enworth to visit Kansas City friends -this
Dr. M. Edgerton and family returned
yesterday from an extended tour of Col
orado. Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Parker are at Green
Mountain Falls and will remain some
Mrs. Eugene Burr and little daughter are
visiting Mrs. Mathew Ryan, in Leaven
worth. Mr. and Mrs. Coleman, of 3309 Woodland
avenue, have announced the birth of a
Mrs. J. W. Perkins and children, wlthl
Mrs. Howard Kimball, are at the Lake
Park hotel, MInnetonka. j
Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Garner have an
nounced the birth of a son. They arc at
home at the Carlat homestead, 2614 Cleve
Miss Katherlne Sleeper, Miss Lavinla
Tough and Miss Mae Coatesworth are the
guests of Mrs. S. B. Pryor at Ferguson,
near St Louis.
Mrs. W. J. Murray and little daughter,
and Mrs. Louise Hopkins will spend the
month of August at the Wisconsin lakes,
leaving next Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Thompson and Mrs.
Anna Mason will leave August 1 for East
ern summer resorts. Mrs. Thompson Is
entertaining Miss Llllle Duncan, of St.
Mrs. Miller and daughters will give a
lawn fete this evening from S to 12 o'clock
at their home. Sixteenth and Olive streets.
Most cordial invitations are extended all
sister societies and friends. If rain falls
tha fete will be postponed until Thursday.
Wedding" and reception lnTtutlom engrar-d in cor
rect form. Stad lor saiaples. Jaccard'a. 1032 ilaicu
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, HAPPILY REUNITED.
Brother and Sister Brought Together
Through the Agency of the
A week ago Officer Joe Heyden picked up
an insane woman giving her name as Annie
Rouse and sent her to the Helping Hand
Institute to be cared for. The unfortunate
woman had been walking the streets of the
North end all day, carylng a 5-months-old
baby In her arms. She was tired and hun
gry when the officer took her in charge
and Mrs. Shawhan. of the Helping Hand
InstltVe. took an Interest in her.
A few days ago her mind cleared up
somewhat and a farmer named Harrison,
who lives between Falrmount park and In
dependence took her home with him. There
she met a brother whom she had not seen
for many years. Three years ago George
Rouse landed In Kansas City, penniless and
hungry. He was sent to the Helping Hand
Institute until he could secure work. It
happened that he went to the home of
Farmer Harrison, east of the city, where
he has been ever since, with the exception
of a few months he was with the Fifth
regiment at Chickamauga park. He was
there when his sister was brought home by
Farmer Harrison and she recognized him
at once. Mrs. Rouse escaped from the in
sane asylum at Fulton three months ago
and she will be returned there as soon as
an officer of the institution can come, for
Knocked Down by a Cyclist.
John R. Latta, a young man who lives at
2-I1S Chestnut street, was crossing the
street at Fourteenth and Virginia avenue
last night when Homer Call, a negro
cyclist, ran Into him. knnrklnr- Mm dmrn
and injuring him slightly. Call afterward
jumped on Laata and gave him a thrash
ing. Detective W. G. WInstead happened
along about the time the negro was dis
playing his pugilistic powers and arrested
mm uu a. cuarge ot disorderly conduct.
POLICE WILL PICNIC.
Arranging for a Dny Off nt Fnlriunnnt
Park Some Time Next
The police of Kansas City are arranging
to give a picnic at Falrmount park some
time during the month of August. The
management of the Metropolitan Street
Railway Company has volunteered to fur
nlsh special trolley cars for the blue-coated
guardians and their wives nnri hiirtrn
and transport them to and from the park
wnuuui cuat. t 13 jjiuposeu 10 so arrange
matters that one-half thn mpmiipre nf tu&
force will be able to spend the forenoon at
me parK anu tne otner naif will take the
The date of the affair has not been de
cided upon yet. The police are anxious for
a day's outing and will arrange an inter
esting programme If given a day off. It is
proposed to have plentv of nood music?.
contests of different kinds and a basket
dinner In the shady grove. Chief Hayes
and the police commissioners will doubt
less give them a day oft.
Tried to Take Her Own Life.
Ivy Scott, alias Maude Lee, an Inmate of
a house at 513 ,May street, had a quarrel
with her lover. John Lee, last night, and
tried to commit suicide by taking about
50 cents' worth of morphine. She was
taken to police headquarters and Dr. Man
ahan saved her life. After two hours' work
she was well enough to go home.
HE TRIED A HEROIC REMEDY.
The Physician Diagnosed the Cnse
Correctly, but Got Into
From the Detroit Free Press.
"Men of our profession," said an ex-city
physician, "run ajcross some funny things
and especially among the foreign element
of a town. One of the most peculiar little
incidents in my career, as well as most ex
citing, occurred up in the Polish district a
few years ago.
"Word came to the office that a woman
was unconscious In her home at a certain
number. It happened to be in the part ot
the city assigned to me and I hastened to
the home ot the supposed unconscious
woman. When I arrived I found an excited
group standing around outside, and the
house was also crowded.
"On the bed lay a woman, her eyes wide
open and watching the movements of those
in the room. Her husband stood by implor
ing ner io gei up. me woman appeared
healthy enough and I soon determined that
it was just a simple case of hysteria. I
applied the usual treatment.
" 'Get up," I exclaimed, slapping her vig
orously on tne iace.
"She didn't move. Then I struck her sev
eral blows with my open hand. I heard
some mutterlngs at first and they gradually
grew louder. Finally, when I struck her
a resounding smack,, she jumped up and
made a run for me. I knew her hysteria
was over, but my trouble had just begun.
The Poles had become so excited and all
followed the angry woman after me. 1
grabbed my case and ran for my life. Down
one street. Into another, I ran, followed by
that howling gang. Well, I was lucky
enough to catch a car and reached my
office in safety, but hadn't been there long
before the mob trooped in looking for me.
A man in the office endeavored to convince
them that the treatment was necessary,
but they went away swearing at me. My
district was changed by request."
Lodge People Celebrate.
The various lodges of the Supreme Court
of Honor of the two Kansas Cltys cele
brated the fourth anniversary of the found
ing of the order yesterday afternoon with a
united picnic held in Budd park. Kansas
City, Mo. The different courts were well
represented and a very pleasant time was
had by all present An Interesting pro
gramme of outdoor sports was rendered,
after which refreshments were served free.
A number of interesting speeches were
made, by prominent-members of the order.
The Supreme Court of Honor is practical
ly a new order in this part ot the country,
but from its remarkable growth since its
establishment here It would indicate that
there is a bright future before It
Court of Honor.
Gordin court No. S2S had work In the de
grees at their last meeting.
Olympla court No. 606 held a very en
thusiastic meeting last week. Many visitors
were present General Fred W. Yverlll,
state deputy, paid the court a visit and at
tne request oi nancenor Eveletis Installed
Mr. A. P. Plgg as conductor.
Kansas City court No. 4S6 held a rousing
meeting last week. Several were Initiated.
The Court of Honor held a picnic at Budd
park Saturday. Everyone had a good time.
Secret Society Notes.
Triple Link lodge No. 9, I. O. O. F., had
a splendid attendance at the last meeting.
Applications for membership were receiv
ed and two candidates received the third
degree. Brief but Interesting speeches were
made under good of the order by M. L.
Jones. E. A. Berry, General Fred W.
Averill, Gus Norman and others. Refresh
ments were served and several visitors
E. S. P. S.
Kansas City council No. 1. Economic
Savings and Progressive Society, initiated
four candidates and received several appli
cations at the last meeting, after which
the members were entertained by several
numbers. Miss Martha Fontaine, the Kan
sas City favorite, rendered several selec
tions, which were received with rounds of
applause. The council will meet for special
work Monday evening at E. S. P. S. hall,
in the Junction building.
Both the tribes of the Improved Order of
Red Men and the court of the D. of P. are
having good meetings.
"Ah!" sighed the youth, "this Is Indeed
a hard, hard world. J
"Yes," responded the maiden; "but I
didn't know you were' learning to ride a
LUNCH WAGONS STAY
BOTH HOUSES OF THE COUNCIL
PASSED THE ORDINANCE.
Lively Tilt in the Lower Home Over
the Vehicle Ordinance Mr.
Otto Gets Very Mad
and Says So.
The lunch wagons of Kansas City were
finally given a legal status by the council
last night and they can now do business on
the streets provided they pay a license.
The measure fixing a license on this class
of business was passed by the upper house
some time ago, the rates being fixed at $10
a year for horse vehicles and $25 a year for
push carts, this rate being fixed at the re
quest of the men who carry on this busi
ness. When It went to the lower house that
body disregarded the wishes of those most
Interested and reduced the license to $25 and
$15. It came back to the upper house so
amended and that body concurred In the
action of the lower house and passed the
The East Side Electric Street Car Com
pany had up an ordinance asking permis
sion to pave between its tracks on parts
of Fifth street with granite blocks Instead
of brick, as its franchise provides. Alder
man Beardsley tried to have it amended
so as to compel the company to pave be
tween1 the tracks with asphalt on all as
phalt streets, but was unsuccessful, and
the ordinance was passed as originally in
troduced. The lower house took the same
Both houses cranted ComDtroller Hans
Lund permission to erect a frame addi
tion to ins residence at 728 summit street.
In the lower house It seemed for a few
minutes that everything on wheels was to
be taxed and taxed good and plenty. Not
even the bicycle or the automobile was
omitted. Councilman Otto's ordinance to
tax all single vehicles S1.50 a year and all
double vehicles $3 a year, was the cause
of it all. The ordinance was smothered
with) amendments, all of which were
adopted.'and then the ordinance, as amend
ed, was killed. Such was Otto's rage that
he arose white-faced and hissed through
his Van Dyke beard: "The cohesiveness
of the Republicans of this house is simply
Then he sat down after this outburst and
lowered unon the assembled lawmakers.
First Speaker Burrows left the chair long
enough to insert an amendment providing
tor a $1 tax on Bicycles, air. sweanngen
was much nerturbed over the place for the
tag and when it was finally settled that
the plate should be placed on the front
post Mr. Jewell arose wun a annual tax
on automobiles If perchance any should
he rnutrht runninir on the streets.
"There's no such thinir as an automobile
in existence in Kansas City," said Otto,
when the laugh subsided, "and when it
comes, that will be time enough to tax It"
The amendment was adopted, however.
When all the amendments were In and
the minute details as to form and place
of tag were all arranged, Mr. Lynch got
out of his chair slowly and stretched him
self. He looked about impressively for a
moment and said, explosively: "This Is
the most vicious ordinance I ever heard
of! The idea of allowing such firms as
Emery, Bird, Thayer and the Central Coal
and Coke Company and all the other big
corporations that use wagons to pay only
$3 for the privilege when we charge i poor
teamsters $10. It's an outrage!"
Otto admitted that the poor teamsters
were poor, but he didn't see that this
ordinance made them any poorer.
"We need this money for our streets and
we ought to pass this ordinance.
Then Mr. Sawyer began to interrogate
Mr. Lynch. "How much do firms pay now
as vehicle tax?" he asked, i
Sawyer "Then you don't want them to
pay anything you are 'against this ordi
nance?" Lynch "I want the big firms and the
teamsters to pay alike."
Sawyer "That's been tried and It failed."
The vote was 6 ayes and S nays.
So' many appropriations were made in the
lower house to reimburse people for errors
in the tax collector's office that Mr. Lynch
arose to make a speech. He thought so
many errors were beltfg made that it was
high time for 'the council to see that there
were not Just as many mistakes In the
property owner's favor as against him. His
words found no favor.
The routine proceedings of the council
were as follows:
. IN UPPER HOUSE BUDGET.
S10.S5 to finish paving for laying of Kater mains
on Thompson from Indiana to Askew. Water com
mittee. $20 to pay Nonnan & Robertson for plat. Passed
Vi to py for hire of two extra clerks In auditor's
office. Passed both bouses.
53.VW.S0 to pay salaries of employes in street and
water department. Passed both houses.
386 to pay Judemeut ot Julia Trowbridge ts. West
port. Passed both houses.
3234.10 to pay judgment ot Ida McCarty vs. West
nort. Passed both houses.
$2,193.35 to pay Judgment ot H. C. Gilbert vs.
Westport. Passed both houses.
1235.10 to pay Judgment of S. D. Ferklns vs. West
port. Passed both houses.
TO EXTEND TIME.
On contract to lay granitoid walk on north side
Thirty-seventh between Main and Warwick. Passed.
On contract to curb Twenty-second from Holmes to
On contract to curb Virginia Irom mteentn to
On contract to lay granitoid walk on both aides ot
Thirteenth from Euclid to Olive. Pasfed.
TO CONFIRM CONTRACT.
With Barber Asphalt Company to pave Sixth from
Prospect to Gladstone. Passed both houses.
With Gllsonlte Company to pave Ord from Lexing
ton to Elma. Passed both houses.
With Gllsonlte Company to pave Bellefontalne from
Lexington to Thompson. Passed both houses.
With Barber Asphalt Company to pave Summit
from Thirteenth to Eighteenth. Passed both houses.
With Barber Asphalt Company to pave alley be
tween Garfield, Euclid, Seventeenth and Eighteenth.
Passed both hoUFes.
With A. L."West to grade Forest from Thirty-first
to Thirty-second. Passed.
With A. R. Mense to pave Seventeenth from Wood
land to Prospect. Passed both houses.
With J. F. ntih to grade Seventeenth from Wal-
l.rond to Indiana. Passed.
With Pat Moore to cum cypress irom inaiana to
With Mason Rowland to curb Twenty-sixth from
Brooklyn to Prospect, rassed.
TO LAY PRESSED BRICK WALK.
West side Tracy from Fifteenth to Seventeenth.
South side Thirtieth from Michigan to Woodland.
South side Sixteenth from Main to alley east of
TO LAY GRANITOID WALK.
Both sides Thirty-first from Woodland to Brooklyn.
East side Holmes from Twenty-ninth to Beacon
Hill. Sidewalks committee. Passed lower house.
TO LAY PLANK WALK.
Both sides Forty-third from Elizabeth to Central.
Sidewalks committee. Passed lower house.
East side Lanndalc from St. John to Xorledge.
North side Thirty-eighth from Wyandotte to Cen
Central from Thirty-seventh to Thirty-eighth.
North side St. John from Hardesty to Lawndale.
Both sides Indiana from Fifteenth to Seventeenth.
Both sides McGee from Thirty-eighth to Fortieth.
Both sides Thirty-first from Woodland to Brooklyn.
LOCATE WATER MAINS.
Missouri avenue from Woodland to Maple, and ap
propriating J3S0 to pay for same. Water committee.
Garner from Bales to Monroe, and appropriating
5707 to pay for same. Water committee.
Bellefontalne from Twelfth to Fifteenth, and ap
propriating 11,306 to pay for same. Passed.
Twenty-second, Campbell to Harrison, and ap
propriating $100 to pay for same. Water committee.
ESTABLISH WIDTH OF W'AlK.
College, Eighteenth to Twenty-third. Passed.
Montgall. Thirtieth to Thirty-first. Sidewalks com
mittee. Woodland. Twenty-eighth to Lynn. Passed.
LOCATE GAS MAINS.
Forest, Pacific to Indiana. Passed.
Olive, Twenty-ninth to Thirty-first. Passed.
RELOCATE GAS LAMPS.
Seventeenth and Baltimore and at alley west ot
Baltimore on Seventeenth. Passed.
DISCONTINUING GASOLINE LAMPS.
Six, on Chestnut, Twenty-fourth to Twenty-sixth.
Six oi Broadway, Seventeenth to Twentieth.
DESIGNATING PRESSED BRICK FOR WALKS.
West side Brooklyn. Eighteenth to Nineteenth.
Passed both houses.
Both sides Eighteenth, Bales to Indiana. Sidewalks
North side Pacific. Charlotte to alley west Side
walks committee. Passed lower house.
North side Southwest boulevard, Twenty-fifth to
state line. Passed.
DESIGNATING GRANITOID FOR WALKS.
Both sides Wyandotte. Thirty-seventh to Thirty
ninth. Sidewalks committee.
Both sides Montgall, Twenty-fourth to Howard.
Passed both houses.
Both sides Lexington. Park to Olive. Sidewalks
committee. Passed lower house.
Both sides Dunham, Agnes to Indiana. Passed.
Both sides Twenty-fourth, Prospect to Wabash.
Both sides 011v, Twenty-sixth to Twenty-seventh.
Both sides Troost. Twenty-third to Twenty-fifth.
TO CHANGE GRADE.
Tracy, Thirtieth to Thirty-first. Passed.
TO ESTABLISH GRADE.
Forty-fifth, Troost to Woodland. Passed both
Highland, Independence to Missouri avenue.
IN LOWER HOUSE BUDGET.
PAVING AND REPAVING.
Tenth street. Bellefontalne to Bales. Passed.
Repave Fourteenth, Virginia to Woodland. Passed.
Resolution to re?ave Troost from Thirty-third to
Resolution to repave Eighth from Central to
Resolution to repave Gutnotte from Lydla to a
Beth sides cf Garfield from Twelfth to Thirteenth.
Both sides Harrison from Twenty-ninth to Thlr
Both sides Gulnotte from Forest to Lydia. Passed.
Pressed brick, both sides Eighteenth from Sailor
avenue to Indiana. Passed.
Granitoid, both sides Wyandotte from Twenty
ninth to Thirtieth. Passed.
Granting rermisslon to construct stone curbing on
both sides of Tracy. Passed.
ESTABLISHING WIDTH OF WALKS.
Width ot walks on Nineteenth from Walrond to
Width of walki on Thirty-third from Troost to
Charlotte. Passed. j
LOCATING WATER MAINS.
Water mains on Ord from Elma to Minnie. 1340.
Water mains on Charlotte from Thirty-fifth to
Thirty-sixth; appropriating ?550. Passed.
Water mains on Cypress from Independence to
Smart avenue; appropriating 11,310. Referred.
Water mains on Tracy from Twenty-fifth to
Alley between Chestnut and Benton. Passed.
Charlotte from Thirt7-first to Thirty-second.
Thirtieth from Harrison to Troost. . Passed.
Alley between Vine and Highland. 'Lost
Two gas lamps on Tracy and Twenty-third.
One gasoline lamp on Tracy and Twenty-third.
12.682 out of expense department for paying fol
lowing Judgments against the city: Ella McLean.
Alex Sampson. Wilson Thompson. Margaret Reldy,
William A. Shrleve. Mrs. F. Shultz, Mrs. P. B.
130 to reimburse Mrs. E. M. McCombre for taking
care of a blind child. An old claim. Passed.
Refunding Jo to Elixa Morcland for double pay
ment of taxes. Referred.
343.60 to pay costs of special jury, Mollis Elliott
vs. Kansas City. Passed.
Refunding 17 to J. M. Steele, account of error tn
322.56. error In payment of merchant's license by
Swift Co. Referred.
Providing for licensing of vehicles not heretofore
licensed by Kansas City. Lost.
Gates & Wyatt's addition. Passed.
Authorizing Doggett Dry Goods Company to main
tain boilers. Referred.
Sewer In district S3, Mat Kuehlln. Passed.
Building permit, 70 East Thirty-first. Passed.
EXTENDING TIME ON CONTRACT.
Extend time for granitoid sidewalks on both sides
of Thirteenth from Brooklyn to Olive. Passed.
Veto message from mayor to open Walnut from For
tieth to Forty-fifth. Referred.
To accept deed from Francis C Cravens to part ot
Holmes street. Passed. j
FOR A WATER TROUGH.
Appropriating money for watering trough on west
side of Monroe near Independence avenue 575. Re
ferred. JUST A LITTLE NERVE. ,
That AVns "What Saved a Yonnjr Man
In an Eniernency Stood Off
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
That there are more ways than one to ac
complish a thing if a man only has the
necessary nervo is illustrated by the ex
perience of a young man. The young man
tells the story himself, so there Is no be
trayal of confidence In printing it.
It seems that he had a big bundle of col
lars and cuffs and shirts at a Chinese laun
dry a night or two ago, some articles
which he needed very much. The night
was tho farthest In tho week from bis
payday, and he was "broke." Still, ho had
to have clean linen in order to keep an
"I didn't know what to do." he said, in
relating the Incident. "I felt cure that
the Chinaman wouldn't extend credit to
me, for it is a well known thing that Chi
nese Iaundrymen never 'trust.' At last I
hit upon a scheme. Going" to my room. I
bundled up all the soiled linen I possessed.
Hurrying around to the laundryman's, I
produced the bundle.
" 'Sixty-live cents," he exclaimed, bland
ly, holding out his hand for the coin.
"I picked up the clean linen, and, deposit
ing tho bundle of soiled on the counter,
started for the door as if my life depended
on my being half a mile away within live
" 'That's all right.' I shouted back in re
ply, "Just mark it on that bundle, and I'll
pay you for both together."
Then I was cone, but not before I
caught a glimpse of the laundryman has
tily unwrapping the bundle I had left, as
if he was anxious to sed whether or not
the contents were worth the 63 I had
'hung him up for. He was evidently sat
isfied, for he didn't yell for the police r
make any commotion, as I was afraid he
might do, and I had all kinds of freshly
laundered collars and cuffs and shirts to
wear that night. And all on account of a
bit of nerve.
Her Scheme Failed.
From Spare Moments.
She stood looking up at him so innocently
from under that sprig of mistletoe that still
hung In the parlor as a reminder of the
Christmas season: she was so pretty, and
she was under the mistletoe, and he could
not help it he. had kissed her.
It was an ungentlemanly and an unmanly
thing to do. He knew that now as he re
membered her frlchtened. startled look.
and the miserable excuses he had tried to
stammer out. les, and the tears In her
eyes, and the little choking sob with which
she had received his stumbling apology.
"Who could think she would feel like that
about it?" he thought- "Dear little inno
cent!" And she after he was gone, she lay down
on tho sofa and cried.
"I like him so much, and now to think
that he should kiss me at last, and then say
he didn't mean anything by It. What does
he think I stood there for the little Idiot!"
A Foolish Trainer.
From the Tonkers Statesman.
Patrice "You know Wiil Is training for
a rowing crew."
Patience "Is that so?"
"Yes. but I don't think much of the train
er they've got."
"What's wrong with him?"
"I heard him tell Will he didn't know
how to use his arms."
From the New York JournaL
The suitor "Johnny, here is a nickel for
you. Now tell mo what your sister thinks
Johnny "I guess she thinks you're a
The suitor "Arc you sure of that?"
Johnns "WelL that's the best I can do
for a nickel."
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CITY NEWS IX PARAGRAPHS.
The case of George P. Knight, charged
with having shot at Henry Rausch with in
tent to kill, was continued until Wednes
day by Justice Spitz.
S. P. Welsh was yesterday sentenced to
thirty days In jail by Justice Spitz for
passing a check for $2 on Philip Lavigne.
Welsh pleaded guilty.
G. Davis. Ed King. Bud Wright and
George Johnson, four young boys, were
brought before Justice Spitz yesterday
charged with having stolen ten beer fau
cets from the Anheuser-Busch Brewing
Co. Geroge Hey, who runs a Junk shop at
1001 McGee street, was also arrested,
charged with having purchased the faucets
from the boys. The case was continued
until next Wednesday.
'549 and 551 Main St.
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Large bottle pure Tomato Catsup, worth
For 5. Cents.
2 cars Bride. Best High Patent Flour
your money can buy.
Only S2. 00 Cwt.
5.000 lbs Armour's Sugar Cured Hams,
every pound guaranteed.
Only 7 1-2C Can.
20 lb Pails Rex Pure Leaf Lard. 51-19.
300 Sacks Spreckles' Fine Standard Gran.
Sugar, on orders.
zi lbs Si.oo.
1X) cases Columbia River Salmon, you
cannot buy the same grade at any other
store in Kansas City for less than iiic can.
For To-day, 5c Can.
Perfection Mocha and Java Coffee, never
sold for less than ;0c lb.
To-day 25c lb.
No more than J lbs to each purchaser.
500 bushels Fine Large New Potatoes,
20 Cents Bushel.
SO boxes Messina Lemons.
10 Cents Dozen.
50 cases Fresh Eggs,.
3 Dozen 25 Cents.
Ice Cream served free all day.
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New York in 36 Hours.
Boston in 39 Hours.
Leaves Kansas City
Every day at 6:15 p. m.
Sleepers and Chair Cars
Through to Buffalo and
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