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JHE, KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, SUyDAY,DECEMBER 101899.
A NOTED JUDGE
Had Catarrh Nine Years
HON. GEORGE KERSTEN..
Hon. Geo. Kersten, a well known jus
tice of the peace of Chicago, says: "I
was afflicted with catarrh for nine years.
My catarrh was located chiefly In my
head'. I tried many remedfes without avail.
I applied to several doctors, but they were
not able to cure me. I learned of the
remedy, Pe-ru-na. through the dally news
papers. After taking the remedy for IS
wH-kK. I was entirely cured. I consider
my cure permanent, as It has been two
and a half years since I was cured."
The governor of Oregon Is an ardent ad
.mlrer of Pe-ru-na. He keeps it continu
ally In the house. In a recent letter to
Dr. Hartman he says:
"I have had occasion to use your Pe
.rurna medicine in my family for colds,
and it proved to be an excellent remedy. I
.Ii4ve. not. had occasion to use it for other
ailments. Yours very truly,
"V. M. IX3RD."
Pe-ru-na Is known from the Atlantic
to the Paclflc. Letters of congratulation
testifying to tne
merits of Pe-ru-na
as a catarrh rem
edy, are pouring In
from every state
in the Union. Dr.
Hartman is re
of such letters
dally. All classes
write these letters,
from the highest
to the lowest.
Any man who
health -must be en
tirely free from
is well-nigh uni
versal: almost om
Is the only ab
s ol.u te safeguard
known. A cold is
the beginning of
Mr. Jowph Wfttbrook,
at sC "Edward.'' "Jl.
sajra: "1 us Pe-rujix.ln
ror family for all little
allniMiu and 'It buserer
filled nie ytC"
catarrh. To prevent colds, to cure colds,
J3 to cheat catarrh out of, Its victims. Pe-ru-na
not only cures catarrh, but pre
sents It. . ....
Eernard King, National Military Home,
NO MORE FREAK POSTALS.
Size of Cards Ser liy I-aw Mrjut Be nt
r.enat S 1.-1G by 4 1S-1G. and Not
More- Than :; 1-2 by'; 1-2.
Perhaps most people did not know it. but
It was a fact that a postal card could be
as small as the sender chose to make it.
The smallest calling card might have been
sent In the mails, and reach its destination.
Eut that time is past. The postal clerks
had so much trouble in handling thoe
diminutive things that they made com
plaint to the authorlti? to have them dis
continued. Their wihes have been con
sidered and the size of the card set by
In an order issued November IS. 1S99, the
size of the postal cards to be In future use
ha been fixed. They are to be no larger
than Vf; by r.u Inches; and can be no small
er than -2 15-16 Inches. In all other respects
they will be Just the same as they have
MAY NEVER AGREE
Jnry In the Went Terrace Part Cue
Given Another Continuance, This
Time to January S.
For the third time In the three months
which it has been considering the West
Terrace park case the jury yesterday re
IHirted to Judge Gibson that it was unable
to reach an agreement, and asked 'to be
discharged. To this the court would not
agiee. but he excused the Jurors until Jan
Owing to ah objection on the part of
Judge K. SI. Black, the jury waa'not asked
particulars as to the nature of their dis
agreement. One of the jurors, however,
addressed the court and expressed the
opinion that a decision would never be
Dining cars on the Burlfngton Route Chi
cago train serve supper out of Kansas City.
and breakfast into Chicago, a la carte.
Finest of service.
Looi, in this corner to-morrow morning. We
eItp thr lntrTrttint questions dallr. Tbe
angers to the following questions will i?
i Who originated the custom of
observing Arbor" Day?
2. When was the Bartholdi Statue
of Liberty Enliffhtenln? the World
3. Why Is Cuba called the Queen
of the Antilles"?
The follawlne arr the answers to yerterday't
guiftlons. Thej are taVen from the American
Dictionary and CjclopdU:
L Tbe smallest of oar battleships is ih: Texas,
b.ch waslaenchtd en June IS, 1812. at .Norfolk
2. Tnr fifth utel'tle of Jupiter as discovered by
Edward Emerson Barnard. Sept. 9, 1892.
J. la tbe whUllio ban there is a whlit'e connected
rth a hollow lobe lour month to reach the still
water below; as the buoy rises aad falls the
chaflxiae level of ths water io the tube dries oat
or sacks to. tbe air, cassincth; whistle ta wan J.
We control an entire edlticn. fresh frcn th
rres. We are placing the sets anion our
readers and frlendi at less than halt price
and on little monlhlr payments. The complete
work It delivered on receipt of small pay
ment. The balance Is payable monthly.
If tonwaot specimen paes or oiher natter de
scribiafftbe work call at rooau 2JD2!I. Jonraat
bsidrar, orctail tnecoapja below.
THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL. A3
I UVe to be well Informed on what Is
going on In the world. Send me specimen
pages of the American Ulrticnary and
Crlcpedla and full particulars of your dab
The Kansas City Journal.
SAVED BY PERUNA
AH Doctors Failed.
Leavenworth, Kas., also says: "I will write
you a few lines for publication to make
known what Pe-ru-na has done for me. I
took a severe cold, which I neglected. It
developed into catarrh and bronchitis and
In a short time became chronic I tried
everything I saw advertised, which did
me no good. I saw the great tonic (Pe-ru-na)
advertised. I bought one bottle. I
found myself so much better after taking
it I wrote you for advice, which you kindly
continued to give me free of charge for five
months. Now I am happy to Inform you
and the public that I am perfectly cured
of catarrh and bronchitis. I make this
statement In hope
that some of my
comrades will see
it and be benefit
to promptly cure
colds, protects the
This Is exactly
what every family
in the United
States should do.
Keep Pe-ru-na In
the house. Use it
for coughs, colds,
la grippe, and other
of winter, -and
there will be no
other aliments in
the house. All fam
ilies should pro
v I d e themselves
with a copyof Dr.
book, e-n tit led
This book consists
of seven lectures
on catarrh and la
grippe delivered at:
the Surgical hotel.
Mr. K4 Larson, Aetna,
Intl., Lake count?, says:
"When I began taking
Pe-ru-na I as suffering
from catarrh of the nose
and throaU- X used two
bottles-of-Pe-m-na and it
'cured tnerThave not been
bothered Jtith catarrh
since and that was eight
een months ago.
It contains the latest information on the
treatment of catarrhal diseases. Address
DrJIartman. Columbus. Ohio.
Ask your druggist for a free Pe-ru-na
Almanac "for the year -1900.
CITY BUYS TEAM.
Will Be lined on the Penn Street
Brldce anil Other City Improve
City Purchasing Agent Shirt purchased
one pair of horses and three wide tire
wagons yesterday for the use of the work
house prisoners. Two more teams will be
purchased by the city this week.
"The teams will be a great help to the
city," said Engineer "Wise yesterday. "I
will put them at work on the Penn street
bridge at once. It has been estimated that
the prisoners can save the city about 1700
on the construction of the Penn street
SALUBRIOUS KANSAS CITY.
nenth Itntc Last Month Won Only 0.84
Per Thousand Lowest Rate for
it Number of Yean,
William B. Houston, clerk of the board
of health, announced yesterday that the
death rate in the city for November was
the lowest in years. The rate was 9.S4 per
1,000. estimating the population at 200,000.
There were 1C4 deaths during the month.
In November, 1S9S, there were 1C3 deaths
and the rate was 10.11. There were 233
births last month.
Liquors for Kanxaa.
Shipped daily In secure packages by
GEORGE EYSSELL. Druggist,
Opposite waiting room. Union depot.
ABOUT SOME PEOPLE. "
B. Harris, a St. Louis Insurance man. Is In th
W. J. FJncb, of El Rene. O. T., was In the city
W. C. W&saer, a, Sammerfleld, Has., merchant, la
In the city.
Frank E. McNulty, of Stockton, Mass., was In the
1 V. J. Barrett was one of the visitors from St. Jo
Among the visitors yesterday was J. W. Malt In, of
If. E. IlclTman, of Kinsley, Kas., Is one of the vis
J. D. Lap?ley, of Jefferson City, was a Kansas City
J. F. Brown, of Clinton, Mo. was & Kansas City
t vleltor yesterday.
I Among the visitors yesterday was W. W. Hartley,
of Miles City, Menu
I A. W. Snayze. a Minneapolis, Kas., merchant, was
' In the city yesterday.
, W. D. niatchley. of Fort Scott, Kas., was a Kansas
, City visitor yestcrda).
, Dorsey Cnl.cn. an otTIcer in the regular army. Is
i Tlsiting In Kaaaas City.
! Among the visitors, iron, abroad yesterday was
Albert Marshall, of ZCova Scotia.
' J. D Lyraght and wife, of St. Joseph, were among
the Kansas City visitors yetierday.
I Among the prominent Kansans In tbe elty yesterday
wi John K. En right, of Junction City.
1 Among the Su Joseph Tiitors In the city yesterday
were E. W. Ray and wife and Miss Ray.
Among the foreign visiters here yesterday was
W P. Carallle Piper, of Arcachcn, France.
Prominent among yesterday's vlfitora was F. B.
Gaugh. a Garfield county, JCas., ranchman.
Ellas T. Dunlevy, clerk, of tbe Arapahoe county.
Col . circuit eoort. of Denver, Is a Kansas City
M. Well, of Lincoln, Neb , who Is connected with a
pair.t factory In "that city, was a Kansas City visitor
' U C Bovle. former attorney general of Kansas, re
turned to Kansas City Iat night after a trip through
Wert era Kansas on legal business.
I John Sparks, the wealthy Nevada cattleman who
has been In the city the pat week at the Hereford
show, left last night for Omaha, from where be will
return to rdjs home at Reno.
D. Fyffe. until lately manager of Frank Rocke
feller's ranch at Belvtdere, Kas.. passed through
Kansas City yesterday en route to'Fort Wayne, Ind.,
where he will iiwme charge ofthe Boss stock farm.
the home of Galldar cattle and CIrdedale horses,
Vr. Fyffe has been urceeded in B-UIdere by J. O.
Rorkefeller. ousln of the proprietor of the ranch. A
JM.OuO residence Is blng built on the ranch by Frank
Rockefeller, and he will make that h1 home a great
portion cf the yecx after the house la completed.
CITY CHARTER O.K.
SO ATTEMIT TILL BE MADE TO
FRONT FOOT TAX METHOD
BAR ASSOCIATION ADOPTS REPORT
C. O. TIchenor, for the Majority of
the Committee, Presents an Elab
orate Opinion C. E. Small
Dissents and Thinks It
Should Be Chanted.
?"o attempt will be made to amend the
provisions of the city charter regarding
the front foot method of assessing special
taxes for improvements. A majority of
the committee appointed by the Bar As
sociation recommended that no amendment
he attempted and the report was con
curred in by the association last night.
Charles O. Tichenor, in an elaborate ar
gument, expressed the opinion that it
would be unwise to amend the charter on
the subject of special tax bills. He quoted
a large number of opinions and decisions
to show that the front foot rule is valid,
due process of law and that the property
owner has recourse to the courts. The
celebrated case of Norwood vs. Baker, in
which a woman's land was assessed be
cause a part of It had been taken, was
discussed by Mr. Tichenor, who denied Its
applicability to the method pursued by
Mr. Tichenor observed that the United
States supreme court may hold the Kan
sas City front foot method of assessing
taxes for improvements illegal, but he did
not think it would. The court, he said,
has always been slow to disturb the ma
chinery by which a state collects Us
"So" then," said Mr. Tichenor, "there is
nothing new in the doctrine laid down in
the Norwood case; the novelty consists in
applying it to a system of special taxa
tion like ours, which the United States su
preme court has never done.'
The Norwood case was one wherein a
piece of property of a woman was taken
for a street by the village o Norwood. The
rest of her property was then assessed to
pay the costs of the condemnation pro
ceedings. The court held that this pro
ceeding was invalid, but Mr. Tichenor con
tended that this was very different from
deciding that special taxes against prop
erty for improvements were invalid. He
quoted practical declarations of the court
itself to this effect, , ,
Mr. Tichenor pointed to the declaration
of the court that "before proceedings for
the collection of taxes sanctioned by the
supreme court are stricken down In this
court it must clearly appear that some one
of the fundamental guarantees of right
contained in the federal constitution has
been Invalid." , . .,
"As a result of what I have written,
concluded Mr. Tichenor, "It is my opin
ion that we ought not to amend the chart
er. Even If I was convinced that the
United States supreme court would hold
our system of special taxation bad, I
would not be in favor of amending now.
Changing a system of special taxation is a
serious matter, likely to breed much litiga
tion, before the change Is submitted to by
the property owner, and when It becomes
necessarj- to amend, we will need the light
of an opinion of that court on the subject.
In order to know how to amend
Charles E. Small presented a minority re
port. In which he asserted the applicabil
ity of the Norwood case and declared:
"In my judgment also the sooner the
charter of Kansas City Is amended and
put in harmony with the constitution of
the United States in this matter of spe
cial taxation, the, better it will be for the
charter of Kansas' City. Or we might
change the fourteenth amendment to the
constitution of the United States so as to
conform to the charter of Kansas City.
Perhaps this would be the better plan.
The committee was composed of C. O.
Tichenor. D. J. Haff. "W. C. Scarritt, F. F.
Rozzelle and C. E. Small.
The association appointed the following
convention bureau committee: J. H. Hark
less "W B. Teasdale, Alexander New. The
report of the committee on purchasing and
cataloguing law books for the public li
brary was deferred until the next meet
ing. A resolution supporting Judge T. A.
Gill for re-election to the court of appeals
was unanimously adopted.
Mr. Beardsleys Plnn,
Alderman Henry M. Beardsley, who has
long made a study of municipal problems,
rad an exhaustive paper on "Municipal
Socialism." Among other things he said:
It will be Interesting to note In what multitude
ot ways tbe city is now itself ministering to the
varied wants of It pople; to see what basis there
li in the law for all this, and to determine. If we
.-an what la the tendency for the future.
Let us note first what Is being done by city gor
ernment (not only In America but elsewhere, for all
the civlllied world Is In so close touch to-day that
the experience of the cities of Europe Is for our ex
ample, as well as the experience of the cities of out
City antl Its Sick.
There Is a growing determination to care for the
health and physical wellbelng of the people. All
large cities hare their health departments, their
city hospitals and their forces of men to keep the
city free irora niin ana aiseaze. in wiauuu, jiti
iwii Vfw York and elsewhere foul buildings cot-
rfnf cnnsiderable areas have been condemned and
torn down, and the open space left a public breath
ing place. Or, in tome oi tne r.ngusn cuiea new
buildings hare been erected by the municipalities,
modeled on the mot approved sanitary plan, with
ample provisions for light, air ana attractive sur
rnnndlneiL New York has determined by law con-
cernlne the erection of tenement buildings, and it
is proposed they shall not only provide for proper
space in eacn room lor ngni ana air, out tuaa uj
law compel the private bath and insist upon fur
ther sanitary provisions. The legislature of Missouri
has enacted many laws along these same lines.
Believing cleanliness an essential to private health
(hence to public wellbelng). the larger cities have.
many of them, established out of the municipal
treasurr. nubile bathhouse. Recosnizing that the
doing of the family washing and hanging up nf the
damp clothing in ine nmitea room oi ine crowueo
tenement houses, tended to produce sickness and
death. Glasgow has established public washhouses
and fitted them up In the most convenient manner,
giving the individual the very best possible result
at a minimum cost. Desiring that the meat the
people eat should be carefully Inspected, and be
lieving that the conduct of slaughter houses In the
hands of private parties enaanger tne puojic neaitn,
many of the cities of Europe have built and main
tain nubile slaughter houses. The plants at pres
ent operated by the city of Berlin cost her over
Cities have undertaken to provide for the public
and private needs of its citizens, a water supply,
coins: often times far outside of the corporate lim
its, purchasing the necessary land and conducting
the water at great expense Into and throughout the
city. Of the fifty largest cities in the United States,
all but nine own and operate the water supply sys
tem. A large number own and operate gas plants.
not only for public lighting, but as well for supply
ing the needs ot tne individual citizens, m Ger
many, forty-one of the fifty-four cities of over C0.OQQ
population have municipal plants.
Own Electric Lleht Plant.
la England, of the twenty-nine cities of over
100,000 population, all but four have municipal elec
tric lighting plants, and of these four, Birmingham
ha its cas plant, and London has public electric
lighting plants In many of Its Qepartmets. In our
own country there is a very large numner ot tnee
public plants, and the number is constantly grow
ing. Chicago began by acquiring several small
plants. These have been enlarged and combined and,
under efficient management, as the annual reports
fchow, are each year more economically and satis
factorily operated, and the city Is adding rapidly to
the number of lights. Detroit and Allegheny City,
amoog the larger cities of our country, have public
Municipalities are providing for public recreation
and amusement. There li a constantly increasing
number cf parks. There are many public play
grounds In many of the large cities of the East.
The demand for public concerts Is Increasing, and
State of Ohio, City of Toledo, Lucas
County, ss. Frank J. Cheney makes oath
that he Is the senior partner of the firm of
F. J. Cheney & Co., doing business In the
City of Toledo, County and State aforesaid,
and that said firm will pay the sum of
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and
every case of Catarrh that cannot be cured
by the use of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed In my
presence, this 6th day of December. A. D.
1SSC A. TV. GLEASON
(Seal) Notary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken, internally
and acts directly on the blood and, raucous
surfaces of the system. Send for testi
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists. TSc
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
the number of open air concerts furnished by cities-',
in the parks and public grounds has been greatly
Increased. European cities bate gone much further
In this regard than have the cities of America.
Municipalities are assuming the duty ot finding
employment for the unemploed. In Germany there
are ten cities which control and operate labor bu
reaus. Hamburg alone, in a single year, found em
ployment for 38,000 men. Seattle, In the state of
Washington, has such a bureau and during the year
covered by the last report I have seen found work
for between 1,200 and 1.3C0 men. In Ohio, by legis
lative enactment, such bureaus have been established
In the five principal cities of the state Cleveland,
Cincinnati. Columbus, Toledo and Dayton. By act
of the last legislature of Missouri, such bureaus are
established In St. Louis and Kansas City.
In Europe, there is a. further effort on t1i nn
of the cities to assist the poor. Public pawn shops
are established. Over 00 cities In Germany have
them. There are also many municipal savings banks
In Germany. Six-sevenths ot the savings banks in
France are municipal banks.
isosion. in iyji, established a printing plant, at
which all city work Is done satisfactorily and with
considerable saving In the cost. The question of
equipping and maintaining a public asphalt plant
has been seriously considered In several cities.
Street Ilnilvirnj- SyntemM.
The public ownership and operation of street rail
way ej stems Is not a noet question In tbe Old
World, though but little attempt has been made In
that direction In our own country. In England the
plan more often adopted has been for the city to
build the track, and then lease the same to a
private compa. Many Continental cities, and some
of the prindral cities in England on and operate
the entire plants. By 1SS6, one-third of the street
railways In Great Britain and Ireland, ha.e been
constructed by municipalities. It is likely to be
the result In other English cities, as it has been
in oiasgow and Liverpool that upon the expiration
of the lease given to private companies to operat
upon public tracks, it will be found Impassible to
make satisfactory terms for a new lease, and the
city will take over by purchase the equipment owned
by private companies, and thenceforth itself operate
the system. Recently the legislature of Massa
chusetts appointed a committee to Investigate and
report upon the question ot municipal ownership ot
street railwajs. Charles Francis Adams was a mem
ber of the committee named, ani he visited Europe
during the Investigations made. The report of the
committee was in favor of the public ownership of
the tracks with lease to a private company tor oper
Beyond the well established lines of municipal
activity suggested above, there are other Instances
of the exercise of unusual municipal powers, which
have been sanctioned by Judicial decisions and hence
are or value to us In the present study. Many cities
receive large rental incomes from real estate hold
ings. Berlin empties her sewerage onto a farm forty
miles square, and out of the rentals of tbe land so
fertilized derives enough to care for Interest on the
cost of her splendid sewer system and provide a sink
ing fund. There Is certain promise of an ultimately
large Income from this source. London receives
$90,000 per annum In rentals, Doncaster. an Eng
Hsh city of 25.000 population, receives $150,000 per
annum in rentals for land owned by her. Boston has
$4,000,000 Invested In a sub-way In the center ot the
city which ft leases to the street railways and for
other purposes. Detroit In building her electric light
plant and system in the underground construction,
builds additional conduits other than those needed
which she holds to be leased for other uses, as a
source of public Income. Chicago and other cities
In our own country, have at one time been the
owners cf large landed estates; but these have, in
one way or another passed Into private hands, until
not much Is left. The city of Cincinnati borrowed
millions of money and built a railroad to Chatta
nooga for the purpose of furnishing an outlet Into
the South for her merchants, and the supreme court
of Ohio upheld the act of tbe city as being within
her corporate powers.
Los Angeles, Cal.. owns a large irrigating ditch,
and furnishes water to the farmers about the city.
It would be a matter worthy ot an evening's study
to compare the recently granted charters to the city
of Boston to Greater New York and to San Fran
cisco, with those charters under which these cities
have heretofore operated. In such study we would
find abundant proof of the larger scope of the
municipal activity contemplated. It Is especially
worthy of note that In the San Francisco charter
the people have retained to themselves certain rights
requiring a popular vote for the granting of fran
chises to private Individuals or companies for street
railways, light or water plants. An evening might
also be profitably spent in the study of the results
ot enlarged municipal activity ot the new countries
of Australia and new Zealand.
Toward Municipal SoclaliMin.
But no one who keeps In touch with the progress
ot municipal affairs can doubt the present tendency
toward municipal socialism. That -the movement Is
already far advanced in older countries where the
electlre franchise Is restricted by property qualifica
tions makes It certain that the movement when well
begun will naturally be more rapid In a country like
our own. where the elective franchise is not so re
stricted; and among the cities of America the move
ment will find moat easy progress In those which,
like our own, have a large measure of home rule,
rather than those which are still largely under th
direct control of the legislatures of their respective
The tendency suggested Is again clearly shown In
events comparatively recent. It Is not long since
the contract system was much emplojed. The city
farmed out to private Indlvaduals those duties even
which have long been J regarded as peculiarly the
province of-munlclpal activity. 'That method now
finds but little favor. THe t opposition to this sys
tem, and the avowed approval of municipal ownership
In ita fullest scope were the, chief planks In the
platform on which Mayor Jones,of Toledo, stood in
his campaign of 1&38 and -"though running Inde
pendently he carried that city, receiving more than
twice the combined vote of the two regular party
nominees. At the same time, in tbe city of Chicago
the municipal contest was waged on similar Issues,
and with like though not so pronounced results.
In Milwaukee, in the election of the same spring.
tbe issues were between public and private owner
ship of electric lights, and public or private cara
of the city garbage. In tbe Republican convention,
public ownership was favored by a vote of three
to one. In the Democratic and Populist conventions
tbe sentiment was overwhelming. Every candidate
for alderman on each ticket was openly for public
control, and It was argued during the campaign and
understood by all that so soon as the present street
car franchise expired, public control of the enter
prise would be advocated. ...
People Get tbe Benefit.
Jos f ah Qulncy, and men of bis type, argue that
the city should. Itself, undertake to control all those
instrumentalities which may be used for tbe public
good; that all public franchises should be owned
and controlled by the city. They reason that If the
business ba-ed upon tbe franchise, is a losing bus I
ness, the private company cannot afford to serve
the people well and will not: that If It Is profitable
then the owners, not the people, get the lion's share.
They contend that these franchises should be operat
ed with a view to the largest possible result In good
to the p-ople, rather than with a view to private
profit. They say that larger public ownership will
increase the Interest in public affairs of the better
class of citizens; that men who would not give much
thought, or time to public affairs if they concerned
alone the control of the police and fire departments
and the police court, would feel more Interest and
be more ready to take a part If the questions in
volved included among them enterprises demanding
the best sort of business talent In their manage
ment: that It Is a good thing for all the people to
feel that they are Joint owners In the public wealth:
and that they need honest, capable men to manage
affairs in which they are all personally Interested,
that to do away with the condition which permits
private enterprise to ask of and obtain from city
councils public franchises of great value will tend
to do away with official corruption.
Mr. Beardsley reviewed the decisions of
the courts as to tne powers oi a city to
take control of public utilities. He showed
that, with few exceptions, they favored
municipal ownership. In conclusion, Mr.
We have thus, briefly, outlined the existing facts
and present tendency toward municipal ocialIsm.
and have given a glimpse at the attitude of th
courts In this regard. Add to all that has been said
these further facts that the people, rightly or wrong
ly, believe the public franchises granted in great
cities to private corporations to be of large value;
that, whereas, formerly competition could be de
pended upon to protect the public from private greed,
that cannot be longer depended upon, ,slnce the
tendency is to consolidate, not only competing com
panies In a given city into one. but to consolidate
the management of all in a given group of cities,
that there sems In tbe last analysis (to the people)
to be no means of public protection except in public
control; and then add to ail this the fact that these
competing companies, having been In the view of the
people, united into one. It la but a single and sim
ple step to the united public control; and we may
judge somewhat as to the future In the field ot
municipal socialism. At any rate, as Carlyle would
say: "These things are worth thinking about."
TAKEN UNDER ADVISEMENT.
Conrt of Appeal Will Decide Wheth
er Myrtle Kohl Shall Be Given to
Her Father or Her Mother.
The court of appeals yesterday took un
der consideration the disposition of little
Myrtle Kohl, and may render a decision
next Tuesday. Both sides submitted the
case on briefs and the evidence.
The child's mother some years ago se
cured a decree of divorce from Peter Kohl
nnd was awarded her custody. She toik
her to the home of her parents in Lynn
county. The father kidnaped her from
there and brought her to Kansas City.
Kas., but the mother instituted habeas
corpus proceedings and was again made
the little one's guardian.
Some time ago the mother went to Col
orado to live and left the child with her
parents In Lynn county. The father in
stituted the present habeas corpus pro
ceedings on the contention that as the
mother did not have actual charge of the
child he was her natural guardian.
To the East.
Via Burlington Route and Chicago.
Leave Kansas City 6:20 p. m. dally.
Arrive Chicago S:J a. m. daily.
Via Pennsylvania 10:30 a. m.
Via Lake Shore 10:30 a. m.
Via Michigan Central 10:30 a. m.
Via Nickel Plate 10:35 a. m.
Via Niagara Falls Short Line 12:02
Via Grand Trunk 3:02 p. m.
-Via Erie 3:00 p. m.
Through tickets on sale at S23 Main
Kansas City to Denver Qnlck.
Two Fast Trains Dally via Union Pacific
from Kansas City to Denver. Pullman
Palace Dining Cars, restaurant plan Best-
tracK. Best service. ncKet omce. luuo Alain
itreet. Telephone 1109.
CORN FOR MEXICO
MARKET FOR WESTERS FARMERS
WILL SOOX EXPAND.
DUTY REMOVED JANUARY 1
LOCAL- CRAIX FIR3IS SIGNED BIG
Corn Sells for $1.25 to $l.r.O Per
Bushel In Mexico, and -7 and
2S Cent Here BIsr Rash Ex
pected as Soon as the
Duty Is It emoted.
A stroke of business enterprise consum
mated in Kansas City yesterday will net
the Mexican Northern railway a snug
fortune. B. de R. demons, chief clerk in
the purchasing department or that road,
who has been here for several dajs, left
for Mexico yesterday afternoon with signed
contracts from several big grain firms for
many thousands of bu&hels of corn which
are to be shipped to El Paso, Tex., between
now and January 1. On that day the duty
will be taken from corn and there will be a
rush ot American corn into the republic.
In anticipation of this the Mexican North
ern sent its agent to Kansas City to make
hig contracts so that the company can be
first in the field with the corn.
Immediately after the duty is reomved
the corn -will be rushed into Mexico and
sold at a large profit. Corn is now selling
at JL2G to J1.G0 per bushel in Mexico while
it can be bought here for 27 and 2S cents.
The high tariff makes it an unprofitable
article for Americans to deal in now, but
the moment the duty is taken off there
will be many in the field. Corn is the
staple article of food in Northern Mexico.
The natives buy it in small quantities and
grind it into meal which is used in mak
ing a sort of a batter cake.
"The peons live off this and are liappy
and contented," said Mr. Clemons. "They
are a peculiar bet and can live more cheap
ly than any other race on earth. The
wages ordinarily paid a peon is $3 per
month and an allowance of 3-i cents a day
for living expenses this Is all that it costs
him to live. The peons without being
aware of it are the best set of organized
laborers in the world. This may sound
strange, but it is true. If the American
laboring man would pursue the same policy
pursued by the Mexicans, capital would
be in the laboring man's power. The peon
never hunts a job: the job lias got to hunt
him and he doesn't care very much if he
cannot be found when wanted. This makes
"Suppose, after you have hunted for
hours you finally find a peon who will con
descend to work for you and you hire him.
He works for you awhile and then for
some reason you discharge him. does it
make him angry? Not a bit of It: he
rather enjoys the experience. In fact. If
what he says is to be believed, you have
done .him a great favor for which he is
profuse in his thanks. Being out of a
job he then saddles himself onto one of
his numerous relatives who is in duty
bound to keep him until another man
comes along who wants him. Under no
consideration. however, will he conde
scend to work for the man who has once
discharged him. Then there is another
iron bound rule which they follow. They
will never underbid each other on the price
of labor. They are not organized, but the
policy they pursue seems to have been
born in them; they would just as soon
break one of these rules as break a law
of the country in fact, I guess it is much
easier for them to do the latter than the
PARENTS D0NT WANT HER.
Id reus Helsel, a Pretty 15-Yenr-Old
Girl, Cast Off by Her Father
Humane Officer Grecnman, of the Hu
mane Society, is.desirous of finding a home
for Idress Helsel, a girl 15 years old, who
is homeless and friendless. Her story
characterizes her father as inhumane and
her mother as heartless.
A reporter for The Journal saw the girl
and fo him she related her tribulations,
carefully avowing any disrespectful allus
ions to either of her parents. "I have just
arrived from California." she said, "where
I have been living with" my mother in
Los Angeles. My mother and father sep
arated eight years ago. and mother went
to Los Angeles. My father, who Is the
mayor of Brunswick, Ho., does not keep
house and I made my home with my grand
father. He did not seem to care enough
for me to support me, and my father, to
rid himself of me, sent me to my mother.
I was with her but a short time, when she
complained of being unable to support me,
although she runs a boarding house in Los
Angeles, and I did enough work for her to
pay for my support.
"She bundled me up and sent me here
to Kansas City. The matron at tha depot
notified the police department and a let
ter to the chief cf police from my mother
was given to Agent Grecnman of the Hu
This letter corroborated the girl's story
and stated that the writer could not sup
port Idress, as she had all she could do
to earn her own living. Mrs. Helsel asked
the chief to give the girl a home or to
send her to some "reform school, or female
Colonel Grecnman wrote to Mayor Helsel
and yesterday afternoon received a tel
egram signed J. H. Heisel, which read as
"Find a good home for her there: no one
here wants her." She will be the guest of
Police Matron Moore for a few days, and
her trunk and satchel were taken to police
Idress Is a good looking girl, refined in
her manners, and apparently possessing
more than ordinary intelligence.
THE VERY FINEST TRAINS
Chicago and St. Lous.
CHICAGO & ALTON R. R.
is a delicacy for the break
fast table, made from se
lected pork trimmings and
seasoned with spices from
India. It is packed" in one
or two pound cartons and
sacks, link or loose, and is
handled by all the best deal
ers. Hade only by the
Artnour Packing Q,o.
KANSAS CITY, MO.
TEL. 249 HICKORY.
1136 West Twelfth Street.
Hard and Soft Coal
OF ALL- KINDS ON HAND.
Also Good Dry Wood.
Please, call on us or telephone for our
prices. Prompt delivery.
549-551 MAIN STREET.
LET US DO THE WORRYING
We don 't sell you what we can 't warrant. No
doubt we promise you more for your money
than you can act anytvhereelse.but that's our
way of doing business.
morrow you will find
overflowing with brand new goods at prices
lower than the lotoest. Where can you dupli
cate these prices on first-class Canned Goods:
3-lb can solid packed Tomatoes, can ?c
Red Label Vinton Corn, can Te
3-lb can Pumpkin, can Sc
E. June Peas, can 5c
AVax or Lima Beans, can He
Blackberries or Raspberries can Tc
French Peas, can lOe
Tall cans Salmon, can c
Fiat cans Red Salmon, can "
Large cans Mustard Sardines, can e
2-lb can Cove Oysters, can K'e
Monarch Lobsters, can ISc
Little Neck Clams, can 10c
3-lb California Pears, in svrup. can too
2-lb California Plums, in syrup, can 'Jc
3-lb California Peaches, in syrup, can. ,15c
3-lb California Apricots, in syrup, can. .14c
AVe wish to call your attention to our
mammoth Meat Department. Do you
know you can save from :c to 3c on
every pound of meat you buy from us?
You run no risk. Every pound we sell is
guaranteed. One lot Swift's Atlas brand
Sugar Cured C. Hams, average from X to
13 lbs. only, lb Te
One lot Cudahy's Rex brand Hams, very
best your money can buv. only, lb.-lle
One lot Sugar Cured B. Bacon, worth l2c
lb, only, lb..., Sc
One lot Dry Salt Pork, regular 10c stock.
for, lb 7c
20-lb pails Cudahy's Rer brand Pure Leaf
Lard, nothing better, only, pail $l.:t4
Best Butterine. 2 lbs 2."e
10-lb pail any kind Fruit Preserves, worth
J1.E0. for 1.00
17-lb pail any kind Fruit Jelly, worth Tide.
10-lb pail No. 1 White Fish .Tile
10-lb pail Fat Shore Mackerel MSc
"We are selling the verv best High Patent
Flour for $S.OO cwt. Ask for Bride. It
can't be beat.
A No. 1 Straight Patent Flour for ?1.45
cwt. Ask for Baker's Patent.
We also handle Peacock, Davis' Royal
No. 10. Gold Medal and Ralston's Health
Flours at prices below all competition.
1 car California Fine Standard Granu
lated Sugar, very best, on orders,
12 Pounds, 50 Cents.
A large shipment of Dwlnell & Wright's
Fresh Roasted Coffees received Friday.
We Will Maintain the Highest
S.f;inHflrH and Prescription business. We have
OldllUdlU ma(ie it a rule never to substitute or
handle any 'justas good" preparations. If we haven't
what you ask for we will frankly tell you so, and if possi
ble get it for you. "We are yours to command and give you
the best values for your money. By so doing we hope to
build up one of the best drug stores in Kansas City, and
will so prepare your prescriptions that you will have as
much confidence in us as you have in your doctor. When
down town call and see our fine line of Holiday Perfumes,
also our leading brands of Cigars in boxes for Xmas the
kind your husband smokes.
M pppcrDipTins DRiirmisTs
MATERIAL GarUndsare made from Ue BEST
GRADES of HON. miJ ith a
quotilrof ALl'MI.M;., raalinr. smoatti aad durable
WORKMANSHIP Oalr LONG EXPEMENCEB
ihmmhm worknen are empiojed ia
each departmest far the manufacture of "GAR-
DURABILITY KEBY PART of a "GARLAND"
Stoic or Ranie whkh comes is
contact ith fire is FORTIFIED to the best adraataie
af ainst wear.
CONVENIENCE n desirable coateaieoces
known to stoTt miliar are
adapted to the "GARLAND."
PRICE No more Is asked for "GARLANDS" than
i tor other hijth-xrade Stores aad Ranges.
while ther possess ADVANTAGES .NOT TO BE FOUND
W ANJ' OTHERS.
THE BEST IS CHEAPEST IN TBE END.
ERNST ST0ELTZING JSLZS:
STOVES AND HARDWARE.
Mechanics' Tools and Builders Hardware. Im
periat Wheels. Manufacturer ot all kinds ot
metal work. All work guaranteed.
SHOT GUNS RIFLES
3 POCKET KNIVES GUN CASES
BOXING GLOVES RAZORS
J PUNCHING BAGS
!A GOLF CLUBS
Ss. BICYCLES VELOCIPEDES
vN CYCLE BELLS
54 CRLBBAGE BOARDS
q And many other appropriate articles.
Ml Walnut Street
, Youth! Health! Beauty!
Ladies' Turkish Baths
Hair Dressing. Manicure. Chiropody.
Phones VINCENT'S, M2.
If you come here to
this bin double store
Perfection M. and J., finest grown. lb...3"c
Royal M. and J., best for the price, onlv.
Princess Blend, extra tine quality, lb -o-
Cholce Java Blend, lb t-'c
S-lb cans D. & W. Mand J $t.o
Barnes" Old Glory in 1. 2 and 3-lb screw-top
cans, per can... ..!e. Ioe and Trie
Package Coffee Io
Any kind of Teas, worth 6r. for, Ib..:tc
Baking Chocolate, lb
Bakers' Sweet Chocolate, caktr
Knox Gelatine, package
3 oz Vanilla or Lemon Extract, but,.
Gallon bottles Mixed. Plain or C
11 lbi good Navy Beans
10 lbs loose Scotch Oais
S lbs Psarl Rice
12 lbs Pearl Hominy
S lbs pure X. Y. Buckwheat
12 boxes Matches
11 bars "Water Queen Soap
14 bars M. Qulnn's Soap
One- set Toilet Soap. 3 and 10c cake",
Ivorine. same as Soapine. pkg.......
Star Scrubbing Lye. can ,..
Rising Sun Stove Polish, cake
23 oz K. C. Baking Powder
Carter's Ink. bottle
Puddine. any kind flavor, pkg
Full 1-lb pkg Corn Starch, pkg
Choice California Peaches, lb
Choice California Prunes, lb
Choice Ev. Apples, lb
Large 3-crown Raisin.-, lb
4 lbs Silver Prunes
Clean Currants, lb
Vermont Maple Syrup, ouart
Quart cans Sugar Syrup
Tin Wash Boilers, each
Quart bottles McBreyer OSe
Quart bottle O. F. C. -"
Quart bottIe3 3-year-old Wines :
O. F. C. 5-year-old, gal :..".
W. II. McBrever.S-year-old, gal sRt.oo
Our Special Brand Whisky, pint S?io
Orders delivered promptly. Goods sent C
O. D. Tel. 1202.
PRICES: 25c, 50c, 60c 51. 51.50. S2.
For an additional 4c postage ive will
send one of the above Pipes to your
Wm. A. Stickney Cigar Co.,
No. 6 West 9th Street,
KANSAS CITY, VIO.