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For 40 Years
VOLUME XXXVII, NO. 271.
KANSAS CITY, M A RCIt 10, 18J)a SlXTliKN 1'AOKS.
I!1UH i-MVH OKNTS.
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READ THIS "AD."
Carefully nnd thoughtfully. Imperially In theo it hi, lion dollars nro hard tn get, It
bcliootrs ever body tn stitelj value nnd prli c b..fnri' luvt'slliii; rxrn
the Kiii.illt.t Minis. u think 11 stud lit this
till. Mill mill' Jlltl ttlllltCJ.
A stock from which a selection comes
easy be-aiue of tin beautiful line of both
Rllln and Woolen Oood. Hverj new sth
you've heard of, nml scores aid scores that
jiavj not yet uecn mentioned.
JTIack figured Silk, worth it ...
12 inch Urapcrv Silks, In figures
tinU plain, colors, north COO......
Heavy fancy Striped Silks at ....
mark Oros Drain Silk?, reduced
from $1,2) to
Fancy Figured Taffeta Sllkr, In pretty
colorings anu iigurcs, regular $1
CI Inch oil wool Suitings, In ir -lj
mixtures, worth SI a.. .
Black nngllsh Cashmeres "i, indi
es wide, tegular .'iio goods for .
40 Inch lino Imported Ida k Horgi s
40 Inch fine all wool 1!. nrl 'tis.
assorted shades, 7Je good, for .
Our new Spring lints rank In beauty with
the best of tho moat exclusive milliner,
while our prices ato CO per cent loner.
Xevv .apes, handsomelj trimmed In lace,
T' .n braid, ilhlinn, ornaments, etc.,
up iorl r: t:::. i3 6.98
Crushed rose In silk and velvet, 3 In a
bunch, cold elsewhere at S5o OOr
X, idles' and Ch'ldrn s ftps In a variety of
designs ana colors, at iuc, jae, a o -
29c. Me, 4'c. 43c and tV
Silk wire Kramoj, in hut, bonnet and
toque shapes, sold nil ocr town fj P
at Wo; hero iilj
Monday morning at S:31 and Friday after-
2.30, thort lengths of
All linen Cradi, 17 Inches wide,
fast edges, So everywhere elc..
Heay half bleached Table Dam
ask, all linen, with col'd bonier
Friri'od Napkins, with fancy col
ored borders, at 2c, So, 1c and ..
A handsome line of Sprint; Capes Just un
picked, made of liro.idcloth, Ladles'
Cloth, etc., with Jet, lace and
ribbon trimmings, at !c,G S (ZLtn
$1.19, J1.9S. JJ.SU and iJOii!y
1 lot Ladles' fast bHcIc IIoe, us
ually sold at 2Jc; special price .
1 lot Ladles' tan Iloo, of 23c
quality on special sale at
Men's blue and brown mixed
half hose, that always sell at 10c
Extn fine quality TG Inch un
bleached Sheeting, 5c quality for
l!tra heavy 10-1 bleached Sheeting that's
.Monday at B53C
Ladles' rino Luce and Silk Collarettes, In
eieam and black and all colors of rib
bon effects; also stock collars In fancy
Crepes and Silks, at U)o, -IJe, Ci. D SO
4Sc, C5c, C3c, up to sSBBttJ
Silk Gaiter Hlastlc, all colors, at 12'c
Feather Stitched Braid, white and col
ored, at 7c bolt.
Pearl Iluttons, Cc a dozen.
Tooth Brushes at 4c.
Fipool Cotton, 2 for 3c.
Side Combs nt Sc, So and 10c a pair.
i-iiiaiJiai-lriU at 2c a stick.
Spobrsilk, 2 lor 3c.
Coinplctn rtutlsf'ictloit In enrry
1109-1111 MAIN STREET.
r f Ik. i If
A Home Cure for Disease Without Medicine.
pi N ABSOLUTE CURE for Khoumatlsm, Xouralffla, Ilyspopsla, I.Ivor
?Jcd nnel Kidney Disease, C.itnrrH.ott!. Cures nfior every other romoiiy fails.
. Inritluablo to ltuiies suIVorinff from Nervous Prostration nml diseases po
cullnr to their hex Invcstiffato tills wonderful but bimplo instrument. Send
Cfor Hook frees Address
P J. B. SULLIVAW, Western ManaRer,
nAAA.AAAAAA.A.AAAAA. 31 Rl'lgo llldg., Knnsis Cltv-, Mil,
S"ECeep Your Eye,
I A . I
w We htiyo just received a full SS
SS Syracuse and !$5i
i Rugby &
SSI Tho finest wheels in America. Sj$ I
I Also n comploto line of ltieyclo e
mi E. SMITH & SON,
s (022 Walnut St. iVs
Ilcailipiirti'M for Tileptiimn lllllt).
JOHN l.rtl.VV PAIM'1. -...";
F. M. DeBORD,
w,,t::.tv'A.. wauu ?n?m,
Paints, Glass and luom Mouldin;,', i
Hi:t-llin Walnut ht., Hnnsas City, Sit,
O. 3t, STUOKEY
Pliiln unit Pmiey Printing of dory
ikxrlptluu ut lowt.t prlii'l.
Ilutlut.it iMril from Ttiv to S) pur 1,000,
715 CENTRAL ST.
Seriind tlonr north I'mli tngu bull. Mug,
Icltiibtmo ZOXU lv..Nb.V.- tlfl. .!().
ilHi cn u Iinvo 't'lio Journal ile-llv-crvd
ut jour eluor for i'iftveu ce.t
Here and There.
La des' .terxcy juubml Vests nt (O,
I inc. n'jc, r- and II OC
Ladles' all-Silk Mitts. clra ilnolO T. OCn
ilimllty worth !v and f0c, for.. It)4 Ou
V Jut reielved a new Imporlatlon nf
I'ln. Swi'-s ind IlnmburR Ihnbroidcrcl
1' lnlnB' tint We'll fell it 3c, 4c, ORn
Si. G, 7c, Sc. up to 1.i.9j
A now line of all-Llncp Torchon Lace-,
nntitl inn. m, worth a third more than tin-
price, 3'sc. le, !c, Oc, kc, 10c, tip
l'ancy Cotton Hall t'Mnirc for
drapery, In nil colors, at
Litf coiislixiiment of llojs" Shoes nt lns
than half the cnit to manufacture, nnd
this week Juu arc to hae the benefit of
thi' tnsh pilrth.usv. They consist of
Venl Calf, (ll0e (train nnd Satin Oil,
pi Hn and cup toes, cheap lit Cfl,,
$1 51, i our choice Wv.
I. oi No. 2 Is much the same as above,
V Ith best quality of clastic liles, lirldgc
iKirr and Hub KorltiK. easily fQif-.
worth J1.C0, jour choice VJI.j'O
Child's l'cbble drain School Shoes, fnlld
Inner and outer soles, sole leither coun
ter, 3 to 11, vi ly cheap, at 90i , KQ-.
on sale , vJvVO
Misses' and l!os' Si huol Shoes, welt made
and solid throughout, 13 to 2, finn
good alue at $123, now on s.ilo VJw'o
This week wc jilao on s.ilo an nssorte 1
lot of Ladles' iluttou Shoes, values ranj,'
Intf from Sl.M to $3 00, sizes 2 to 7, plain
or patent leather tip opera and
pquaro toes, jour choice QS5f
Here's another special value for this week
Ladies' r.ashlonable Cut Congress Shoes,
silk clastic, square toe, all sires, lob
ular $2 00 Shoes, now on c? I OK
Ladles' I'lue Kid Strap Sandals, stylish
bow and ornament, hand turned,
all slr.es, valuo $J0O, on Ctil! OF
Lndles" Velvet Hmbroldered Slippers,
all sizes, cheap at 00c, C?Q-
The highest quality alwajs, with prices
none can co under.
r,,000 lbs. best Cocoa Shells, 3 lbs. for 10c.
2."o cases Sweet Sugar Corn, I cans for 23c.
COO bottles best Tomato Catsup or Pickles
for 7'i.c bottle.
500 cans California Table Apricots, 10c
1,000 lb. best Turkish Dates, re lb.
Gut) boxes Water Queen Soap, 5 bars for
TO cheats English Dreakfast, Imperial or
Umoloied Japan Tea, worth 40c lb., for
5,000 lbs. Mocha and Java Corfee, Ztt lbs.
for $1 50.
5 000 lbs. pure ground Srlces, comprising
Pepper, Mustard, CIoes, Cinnamon, All
spice, etc., nt 20j lb
500 lbs goo 1 Head Rice, C lbs for 25c.
1,300 lbs. 3-Crown Muscitellc Raisins for
This is tho time of tho year to buy your
siulng medicine. Our drugs are puic and
fieth and our prices 30 per cent lower
than those of any ding stoic.
Wc for Winner's Sale Cure, worth $t 25.
7!u for Hood's Saisapniilla, worth $100.
73s lor Prlckley Ash Bitters, worth $1 01.
&2c for Paint's Celery Compound, worth
51.00. .. ,
,2c lor Hcotrs i:muision, worm i.w.
SJc foi Dr. Miles' N'ervlne, worth $1.00.
7tf3 for Swift's Speclllc, worth $1.00.
20e for Garlleld Tea, worth 23c.
Hie for 1 ounce bottle P. & "V. Quinine,
wot til 73c.
GOo for Hall's H.ilr Renewer, worth J1.00.
SOo for Hamlin's Wizard Oil, worth 50c.
27c for Pitcher's Castoria, worth 33c,
particular or your money back,
IX. ta. a r-U M-v u u u a U n
People' tlitH i rv.
"Quick hiles and Mil ill' ProlitB."
Ti lcpboiin nil j. in si.vin hiiti;i:r.
ts essential to good health and vnu
bl ehould erclse neat caro In selecting
n jour unoenmus.
u do not handle second class
goods, which are a menace to Good
CO lbs Sugar, 51.00.
7 lbs eolue, 1.00.
t lbs IVabeuy Coffee, ?1.00,
2 lbs Lion Couee, -15c,
3 lbs Japan T u, SJc.
1 gat Countiy .Sorghum, 30c,
1 gal Maple 8) run, 73c,
J gal Silver Drip, COc.
12 baia Soap, ISc,
B bars Toilet, 2'ic.
1 lb Chow lug Tobacco, 23e,
1 lb Smoking Tobacco, ;'0c,
ion !b lllgii Pate.it Ilour. S1.S0,
10) lbs Family, $1.25,
U tacks .Meal, 2oC,
2 backs (It, ilium Flour, 23c,
5 cans Tomatoes, 22c,
0 cans Pumpkin, 25c.
1 cans I'eas, S3e.
t ranh Ileaus, 23c,
1 large Tub, HOe.
ci i vv lln iiiiaru, juc.
ra 1 llrooin, loc.
Pl 1 l.HL'e ATnii file
" v.ui,i,nj ,iici 4iiffif-2, i;,
51 'l Ha Callfomla Pcachs, 2ac,
tl F. lha lt;illn. ISe.
t II. a r... ,,.,... Tt.U.1 .,. n-
Pj T lbs Prunes, 2Jc,
ri 2 il.3 iiaKin I'owoer, oc,
3 10 lbs Olt Meal, 2Cc,
l n wi iiiicuwiiuni, uc.
M 1 4at Flesh llKia,
hi 1 ual can Peaches. 0o.
v 1 tml can AprlroUf S0c,
J 3 b& Candy, 25c.
I iU 4 flHKVi yu.
(t I it.-1 Jjama, (mr ilJ, iVJ.
M lbV ureaiiial juiiuii, jilt (D. JVC,
H rv Rait Meat, per 1U, C'ia.
pi l I k? Cocoanut, J0o.
I fv It 1 11UI Ul.llL'. JilLT.
ij l phg Cocoa, :,
& l can CMllfornla Pears, lOe,
3 1 can California Grapes. 10c.
I can California Gage Plums,
'J 2 cans California IVae'hes, 23c
IS Goods, delivered to all paits
. fun Luiiiunni uagc j'luiua, tu;, i
: cans L'aurornm ivacnea, zw, fj
nuod dullvered to all nails of the U
t fliv. Pi
i mjf r.
DAILY AND SUNDAY JOURNAL.
Delivered ut jour liomu or ciitlvo
In Knuaa City nc suburb
w - t a
0 T ' Z..
24 II), Oicycles of 1895 Model
Mada by Skilled, Reliable and Free Labor
llcm'l Itl.k niir Writ tin n lllrjtlii
Pill lgilliirb,i Cmitlils.
No gu.itant.o will mend jour broken
bone nor cm jou rldo home on a guaran
tie win a vour rin wheel breaks down un
der Jon. no mai.cr how absuid the -list
price" on It, nor how gay the unamel that
covers It. nor can ou look for mm h com
fort nt a dry goods store when j.ni limp
In with a broken wheel The plate for
ou then Is a reputable- bicycle store, that
tells wheels nude outside of prison wall,
th it knows enough about the wheel biisi
ness not to b Imposed on b manufac
turers of $10 wheels who list them at $10),
and tint In prepared to take enre of Its
guarantee In Its own work shop, without
Keeping you waiting two or three wenUs
for e ich of Its frequent trips bark to the
factory for repairs.
If a bicycle store should advertise to
s. 'I jot! cloth "ill wool niil a ard wld"
for Just half price, wouldn't you tomlude
It was shoddy? Or wa Il.irnuin right tn
his famous remark about "tho great Amer
We are general distributing agents for
four states for several of the largest bl-cj-cle
fartorlcs In the country We will
handle not less than 1,000 wheels this year,
and verv likely twice that number. The
250 wheels that anj dry goods store thinks
It can roll to a gullible public Is not tn arlv
as big a thing as that same gulllblo public
wis can discount nitv noons
RTOllfi PltlCHS 10 PHH Ci:.'T RIGHT
THROUGH o.V ALT. WIIEIJLS MAW.
IIV FRIiH LABOR. Wo wouldn't risk our
reputation by handling the "convict"
species nt nny price, but
wi: can snt.L you a wnnnii that
is p.i:tti:u in hvijuv way or lathr
stvli:. mm nit i.ookiwi. hasiimi
RUNNING. XIUfH LIGHTHR IV
WntGHT. AND INCOMPAIIAPLV
STRONGUn AND ItUTTUR BUILT. AND
I'ULLY GUARANTUHD IIV THI3 JIAK
HRS AND OURSHLVUS, for
S49.50. S49.50. S49.50. S49.50
This pnrtlculir machine we purthnsed In
conlunctlon with three otheis jobbers. To
gether we tool; 1,000 of them tn one lot for
spot cash, and no drj goods store could
BUY machines equal to these at anything
near the price we are SELLING them for.
lis oqu il b is never be. n sold niivn hero In
tills cntmtrj hifntft for It ss than h7.tM).
One of them Is worth half a dozen of tho
Wo are selling gieat numbers of tho
T'UODTGIOUSLY POPULAR GOLD
CRANK PALCONS, In six distinct styles,
and THC BEAUTIFUL TIHSTLKS, tho
latter the lightest road wheel In the world
men's roadster, 11 pounds; 1 idles' roadster,
20 pounds; road tandem, 53 pounds, all
actual scale weights.
We carry tho most complete line of bi
cycle clothing, tundrles, supplies and parts,
ever brought to the West.
We do repairing of all kinds.
Reliable dealers and ngents wanted.
Send stamp for tho llnest blcvclft cata
logue ever Issued In Kansas City, The
beautiful art catalogues oC the I'alcon and
the Thistle mailed also on receipt of stamp
R3id3anc3 Qyc3e Co.,
Oltlco mill Retail Department
102 WEST NJMTH STHEET.
Hvorv thing that we havo procured with
th.tt buul'iupt btui k goes ut fiom 10 to r0
p i cut olt tioin f ictorj' prices Thej' am
til, , new .in I lrchh: stock elegant, de-si-'iis
cMtlknt, Mock nt pi lees that wilt
mike join pet dij goods stores bill4-!! with
tl - id a of mining another ontrrpiise to
iii id" a t.ud for their pietentious legltl
in it" line. 1! iv jour piper Irom a wall
i) ipi r house liny jour books fium a book
iioiie liuv jour tuinltuie, vour cundj',
joiir hardvvaio, diugs, et. ., ftum an e
elushe hu e, anil ion will get them Just
as cheaply and get much bettei service, and
tin re will be nii'io men nt work as clerk
and mci. a IhkiI ghls aAchlldien In school,
an 1 b i par. nts ll Ing In garrets nnd walk
ing the stri ets on their "uppers."
i. have n eomplito lino ot mouldings nt
poMtlvcly lower juices than e.iu be pio
tniid through anj' other house. Call nnd
t- i us this week, evamlno our Inducements
mid goods, tin n. If we are the cheapest
ihiu btst pinco to deal, we arc at jour ber-
Wo havo a man connected with us that
will do j on the most snlNfactorj" paper
t K anlug. Telephone us ami ho will call
untl tell j on what It can bo done for.
Paper nangcis, we aio agents for tho
ee'i urated M.uKs' wall paper trimmer, tho
most satlfa 'tory trimmer for paper hnug
us on tho maiket, Itcspcctfullv,
U i,12i OUANO AVENUE.
PI Telephone 'itlou.
At lcs3 than maiutfacttircrs' cost
this week only. Our entire stock
on sale without reserve.
Housekeeper, this will bo your
goltlen opportunity. Do not neg
leqt to attend this great Slaughter
Furniture and Carpet Co.
EIGHTH AND JSAIN STREETS,
1 S. If not rninpiiiciit to vy cash, jou
ii iij y piy In iwtMy "r numtlily payiufiit.
A, C, FULKEHSON, Prop.
benator Vrt (joe to I lorltla.
Washington, Starch 0. (Special,) Sena
tor Vest left for Florida to-day, vvhero ho
will remain for some weeks unless business
mattery lu Row. 1'e-rls call blu buck.
& MAID OF E
I ' WIT
I)re"i-eil in costume no in ulioro
picture, will present a
To every visitor at our ttaro next
week. There is no ndTiirtlaliitf em
tlie-m just n iie'at Slllc Shamrock,
us ti souvenir of St. Patrick's Day
EW GOLDEN EAGLE
Tho I'eoplo's Store
iioomo2 Main Street.
nnd Optical Goods
Mill go for less than the cost to
ioi7 riain Street.
IlSTAHI.l'.lll I 1K.".H.
ROBBERS WITHOUT BOOTY.
Cnliriiriilt eintliiHs llobl lip n btmtlu rn
I'.iclllo .M.ill Triln but hctuiii
Stockton, Cal llaith !). The express
train known as the Southern Paclllo mall
w-as hild up near Castle Switch, about four
miles from hete, at 10 CO o'clock 1 ist night,
but the jobbers got nothing and were forc
ed to llee by the unlv.il of tho Oregon es
piess nt tho point a tvv minutes lat. r.
As soon as possible the Oiegon epiess
eania hue, and a law posso ot otlKers
left on It tor the scene of tho lobln-iy.
When iho robbiis left they stmted away
on tho engine of the Southern Paeltio mull
This they toon abandoned, and It rollel Into
Lodl half an hour litei, going very tdowly,
with no one on board, nnd registering but
fotty pounds of steam. Ceorgo Androws.tho
engineer of a freight train Ij lng there, got
aboard an I stopped It. A stick of dj-na-mlto
was found on the seat In tho cab
The stoiy of the hold-up, nt told by Hn
glneer lhuk.s, of tho null train, Is as fol
lows: "A short distance youth ot Castlo Switch
mjself ind Fireman IIouo were startled
by a mill, who ct iI d over the tender,
nnd, pointing a pistol nt our heads, oidered
us to stop the train lb- was mask d, 1
mopped the inglne and the tellow then or
dered us to get off, w hlch w o did. Tw 0 oth.
er masked men n.ie standing on the
ground waiting to recelvo us Thev older. d
us to walk back to the express car, tho
men telling me to Instruct the messenger
to open the door, ns they had dynamlto ami
would blow up tho e ir tf tho door was not
nncnt.il. I told tho messenger this and he
opened the door, and then shut It ag iln,
after which In tired two shots at tho rob
lieis, A passuiger stuck his hind out of
ono of the windows nnd one of the robbers
Hied at him. Tho men thriutened again
to blow tho car to pieces with djuumite If
It was not opened, and tlio ei-press mes
senger then compiled with their demands.
Tho men got lusldo, taking us with them,
and ransaeked the ear. All tho money was
In tho bljr safe, and they did not try to
opt n It. They got nothing whatever Aft
er satlsfjlng thomHetvoH that tb.-ro was
nothing of value outside of tho safe, and
that that had lien securely lo. ked, they
Jumped out ot tho car nnd went alu-ad to
tho engine nrnln, taking us with them
Peaching tho engine, tho men uncoupUd
It from the train, nnd, tiling some shots at
the passenger ears to scare tln-ir occupants,
1 suppose, pulled the throttle nnd suited
tow in ds Lodl A brakeiuan was s nt b.ieK
to Siockton to 11 ig tho Oregon ipiess.
which was soon to eomo along, and wo
vvulted until the engine I'.imii from Lodl "
With the al 1 of two bloodhounds belong
ing to tho sin riff, tho ollleers nro conlldent
of Btrlktng tho trail of the robbers soon.
Tho fccene of the attempted robberv Is level
and for tho niiw part undei cultivation.
Alongside tho Hack It li swampy, but It N
piobablo that the bandits eseiped by a good
road, especially as ihey had a hmso and
buggy. A tinnip who was stealing a lids
on the blind bagsarw. Is tho only person
who can give a tlesulptlon other than gen.
oral of any of tin- lobbuis. He stated at
Lodl that when the tr.i.n stopped ho saw
one of the robb"s without his mask on.
The fellow i-pok to the Hump and told
him that It h opened his hend ho would
loso it. The tramp wlsUy kept still, but ha
noted that tho robber who Issued tho
warning was abuut S lW 10 Inches m height
and that h worn a black coat, woolen
shirt and Ulu- lu.klle The tramp was
mado tu walk to the express car with tho
engineer nnd tl reman He. heard one of the
robbeis ay ih it they hud a buggy tn
which they coull tide off utter leaving the
Limiting for Ih" II IlldlU.
Stotkton, Cat , Sl.in'li 9 A largo numb T
of men nro still out searching for tho men
who hell up tho S-iuthirn Pacific mall tram
ut Castle Switch list night. Sheriff Cun
ningham states that lit has every avallabl
avenue of e 'ape guarded, mid he believes
that tho men will be captured. There are
believed to be four ot them.
MmuumW nf Kuiua C'tiugrcMmeii.
Washington. Jlarch . (Special.) Sena
tor liakci leaves on Wednesday (or Ne.v
York to look after somo business mutter i,
and will return h'rv by the lajt of the
week to remain a i w dajs. Judge Proi
crick leaves for home on Tuesday, Ho I'
receiving muuy congratulations for having
llnnlly succeeded In passing (he nntl-lotterj
bill. They come from ull over tho countiy
F& .. .
STONE HITS HARD.
tlOV I'ltStlt! tOI'IMIKS I'P
KA.VSAS cirv HI 1 t'.V I Itl.V,
TRUE INWARDNESSOFTHE FIGHT
l.linit.VUV CAttM'tO AI'IM.IIIII WII'll
'i in: n.vMi iir a .mam int.
PRETENTIOUS BUBBLES PRICKED
vintv riiiM'iin itr.vi viikm aiioih
i'Homim;.s r kan,as dm vans.
The Chief llveciltlvo of tho Main 'llirottv
.lliuli Light I'poii Mm Animus llntli
of Iho I'lght Waged by tlm
"limes" nnd "star."
The Jon rnll is in receipt of the follow
ing letter from Governor Stone, which re
quires no Introduction:
JelTeison City, Mo., March S, 1S03.
To the Ildltor of tho Jotirn il
I nsk cpacn In the Joiirnnl for this
communication. You nitty reg.ml this as
n. rather umistinl requost for a Demo
cratic olllcliil to make of a Uopuhlirnn
Journal; but I do so partly hee.iuso there
Is no Deniocr.itlo paper published in
Kansas Cltj', nml partly because, al
though. In my opinion, the .Tourn.it Is
sometimes moto extreme in partisan ut
ternnco than It should be, It Is nt least
edited bj" gentlemen. For tliee ionons
1 ask thin courtesy at your liands.
I li.ivo been wantonly nsoallod by the('
Times nnd Star. I nm iiwnro that Mr.
McDonald, temporal lly of the temporarj
Times, and Mr. Nelson, of the Star, are
ndeptu In tile- low nit of, defamation, nntl
tint thny tno cnpiuli of descending to
nn- deptii of meanness; hut tho sudden
ness of this recent conceited attack upon
me, made ntteilj- without benso, provo
cation or excuse, anil tho mendacious
scurrility with which tliej have prose
cuted it, lias, I confess, somewhat sur
prised mo. To confess that I could be.
surpilsed nt anything; these men might
do will no doubt convict me of an unsus
pected fclmpllcl t. and mnv cxclto ome
solicitude on tho part of friends, but It
1b none tho less true that I did feel a lit
tle, Just a little, hiirprlsed.
And what Is nil tills savage beating of
tho tom-toms, this tempest in a teapot,
this ferocious comedj", about? A police
commissioner, whom I regret to say I
reluctantly appointed to a responsible
otllce, not out of regard to his mciit, but
to gratify Ills ambition nnd as a conces
sion lo lmportunltj-. omploj-s tin attornej
to write n letter of resignation for him lu
which ho seeks dolibeiately lo cieate
wroiis impressions, and which he in
stantlj' takes occasion to Rive to these
mugwump newspapers lis tho basis of a
scurrilous attack upon ono who had con
ferred an honor upon him, who had fa
vored him against his own Judgment,
and who had nlwaj-.s treated him with
tlio most frlondls' courtesy nnd consider
ation, Tho BUlistnnco of the charge is
that f floored tho removal of tile chief of
police at Kansas Cltj-, I liavo never ad
vised tho removal of tho chief of police.
The question of his removal was dis
cussed, but it was agreed that In no
event, unless somo new nnd extraordi
nary occasion should nrlso therefor,
would nnj' change be mado, at least un
til the expiration of Mr. Speers' term in
Maj Thi3 question ot n change did not
originate with me. near that In mind.
It was brought to mo bj- tlio commis
sioners themselves. Tho only thine I
had over asked of tho commissioners, or
ever shall ask, was to glvo to tho people
of Knnsas City an honest and eltlcient
Tho newspapers and hundreds of peo
plo In Kansas City wpro denouncing; tho
polico as being everything but oillciont.
The Times nnd Star had Indulged In re
peated vituperation, nnd Mr, Mnj-or
Davis had added his clamorous com
plaints to tho general din. Tho public
wero Informed almost dnlly that policy
shops and other forms of gambling wero
being run In open defiance ot law; we
were told almost dally nlinut padded reg
istrations and stuffed ballot boxes; Find
lej'. Kline, Mtij', and men of that ilk
weie mado tlio texts for editorial phillp.
pics leveled at the police, and the per
formances of theso light-fingered gnntry
were paraded for the delectation of the
public; highway robbery was declared
by tho piess to he almost a safe em
plojment. If not a pastime, In Kansas
City; riots occurred at publlo meetings
nnd nt election, ami men were shot at
and shot down; timing tho strlk last
summer I was nillclally Informed that
Commissioner Conigau wub obliged
to tuka practical charge the
polico In order to ppneii -op-orty
and preserve, the iti . or
g.mteed bands of thugs s, , from
ward to ivaul and nveiiuii pi pit
rmileo; elections were rhuraet. ?d by
illegal respiration, Illegal votln -tufted
ballot botes, lorgctl leturni ami raudu
The pi ess and people of Kan as City
have been complaining far j'tnis of a
condition of lawlessness. I heard of
lluse tilings, or many ot them lung be.
fuir I became governor, and the same
st.ry has been rung In. my e.iis ever
since. I determined to put nil nd to
theac outrages on publ.o order and de
cency. I had a right to Insist that the
police force bhoubl da, lis duty, I had a
light to expect its hearty co-operation
and support. It vai out of tho discus
s'on of buch mattcioAhat thu quest! 'ti of
i he chief's efliclei''Aiose.
Tho proposltloMavit Ichungo the chief
did not origtionio l with me. I
did not Buecourt'l- More tllan
that, I did not nooa at'ke nume of any
pcron as a sucrose ii- Sf u ral names wore
proposed ns sultabl men for the place,
hut neither th proposition to rhnnRe, nor
tin. suggestion of a stiriis'or, originated
Willi inn All this mm uroititht to me from
the lie.inl. t till not originate It. The ef
ficiency of tiie forer- y as the prlnrlpnl sub
ject of dlscitfi inn, and the qUfStion of
ehtitiRlng the chlnf was only Incldeht there
to The commissioners did not netv. The
pipTs and tlm piople Were forever com
dnlnltig; the police force was helnir con
stantly criticised, and t was brotlBht Iter-sonnllj-
1 haie fought for a better and more ef
ficient nilmitilstrntloh, and for nnthlnir else
I liai e n.'ver been able to Understand how
regli teuton llts can In. "padded" by put
ting moie fraudulent than bon i tide names
upon them; how hundreds of Illegal votts
Can be east by ptofesslounl repeatets; bow
alcctlon teturtlH ran be forged with a bold
ness that smirks of lnimttnltv; how pollcj
shops, i rap games nnd otliet forms of Ram
bling em be run In opoti defiance of law,
without some rusf.il being imurIu and sent
to the penitentiary. Hut nil this tlilnps
bile bet il done In Kuna CJiJ. and vft
the criminals arc stilt at large, seemingly
without serious apprehension of tlaiigi r
When this succession of outrages culmin
ated In the election thefts I went p'Tsonnlly
on the gtound and In luguratcd n move
niem for the detection and punlslunt nt of
(hose who committed the crime. And rlrht
hre I was confronted by the stranget In
consistency, t was for this elTort nssiiitd
In uneMiected quarters; I cticouubred a
Hiorm of opposition; 1 was att icked b
those ftom n hum 1 had eveiy right to i -I'l-ct
support. Men holding unpoilant of
tlclal pla.es, who had publicly etenuuinid
elecilon thieves as deerving death, cun
domned me for tt.vlng to stud th. in to the
penttentlurj'. And police otllei r, w hoe
sworn dutj It Is to hunt down such tas-t-'ils.
have In public n-sorts eiitlels, d mid
m ileum mj oitoils to enrorce the Ian mil
Instead ot nlljlng as one mm to trail
down nnd convict tin- pirpetr.uois of these
crave ulTeuscs, not a hand his be, n lift. I
ir a step taken tn that direction by the po
jlc ilepartnii'tit. but. on tin. euittmrv. ns
ntr.ilnst the iriqueniv and the. freeoom
in crime, anu nave called upon me lo t c rt
Jlu povvirs of mj otlb e to protect them.
Was that a f.ils.. and dMioneht outeiyf
I hive declared that I would do mj ut
most to hive the law tnfuiced, and to have
right nml justice piev.ill. I cannot do It
single handed I must hive the svnipithv
mid support of good peopl, and above all
1 must have tho eunc t stippoit and sni
p.ithy of Iho'c forces in the guv eminent
whose oo-opeiatlon Is iifM-issirj to accom
plish results If 1 am asked lo aeiompllsh
oit.iln lesults, wliti-ii tbe people profes.
to desire, and which at nil evuits good
gniernitKnt requites I mint be tieiinlttid
some volie In self i ting agencies, in lonnu
litlng pullelcs and In the ecution of th.
work I ,iin . pcti'd 13 pel form. 1 must be
something nunc th m a meie linpoti nt llg
uielinil, if mj erforts aie to be i ff i live.
Assaults like that now led by the Times
and Star uni onh to obstrm t ami nn
tiallro the dTorts I am making, and mean
to make fur bcttn local got eminent at
Kansas Citj. Such a course tends onlv to
'r. ngthen the hand- ot the opposition
forces, and to promote InMihordin ltlon
ind demoralization 1 do not wl-h to dlc
t it nnvthlng to nnvbody Any st.iteninnt
to tin- contrarj- Is utterlv without foundn
t'on I caie nothing about Mr. Spi et s or
run other lndlvldii il The lndhldii.il Is of
Micondirv linpoi i.mee Flllelenc) In ad
nilnMtatlon I- evirv thing
The grii'inot ih tho te-ponsible hend ot
the executive denarlment of the stale gov
ernmtnt I 1 all not eicced the limits of
my authoiltj, but within those limits 1
shall not hesitate to rtert my-elf to tho ut
most to advance good administration In
every pirt nt tho commonwealth.
1 appointed .Mr Arnold iccoider of vot
ers onlv because I thought he would strive
to eve the people an honest administra
tion of his otllce. Put no matter how well
he mnv do, the success of our effoits to
hive clean nnd fair elections will be en
dnnrfreil and onlv partial it best, If the
police force should move Inefficient, as it
his h, i tnfore In piervlng order nnd In
tho prompt appreh nslon ot nil offenders
ngnlnn the law Honestv Is a verj essen
tial virtue In n public olllclnl, but If 1 am
to w.ure Mi. i esuful war ngabi'-t the "gangs"
of ill pirtbs in Kansas Citv. th- fortes
iT..n ., hl.lt 1 nm ,, .t' , una, li.t tint nnlc
honest, but strong, aggressive und ef
tlclent. In this struggle for right I am pitted
agulust some veiv tunning as veil as irn
s,,i iitiiiimiii Ftc.inins. nnd some of them
mal.o high pietonslons to respettalilllty.
levers' effort uliieh euniilng can devise will
bo made to thwart any movement to 1m
ptovo the condition or things ut Kansas
I'lty, tor any Biibstnnlbil lefoim means
the ovei throw of a bund of marplots and
political fieeboottrs who have dominated
Kansas Cltj' and mndi It tho ptej or the
spollsmnti and the erlmln il I expected at
tack. I expect to be .iet.it kol again, but I
will not lo driven from my puipos,. to
m.iko crime ns odious nnd as pej lions In
Kansas Cltj as nnywhero else lu iho state.
Intel fereuro With I.ocnt Affairs,
t have been charged with lnteiferlng in
local niinlis, and appi ala have bun made
t,, moil mide lo insuit It lit us see
about tint. What bavo I done' 1 have
appointed and accepted tho loslgnntlon or
llCl JICilliii c:iiiiiiir.-,wiii , i- ? .;.!.' ,.. v,,n
thev acted with the cretin st llhertv. Dur
ing their entire olllclnl teims 1 hud not ex
cot'dlngr a hnu tlociiconten iuih with ihem,
nlul wtote iheni Iras thiin a half doen oftl
clul lettciK, nil told. 1 'lo nut know n. cap
lain, smgeant, or, f believe n slnglo oflleer
on the fine" outside tho chit t and Det.o
tlve llooih. I hnVo never cisi uniid lo Isbue
mi older or ponmptuiy miliiilau of any
kind to tlm liuurd. J have wititin to them
t.nls about mutters of ImmeJIuto mid pits?.
lug Importance, und ih a only in uu ud
If the Times or Star will n-ito to publish
my letteis to Messrs, corrliian and Cox,
their col respondents Iim'o mnj' copy eviry
ono of them appealing on my b tt r books.
I would bo glad for the people of Kunsaa
Cltj to peo tht in. Thu few cotifereiues J
havo had with them rouci rnlng Iho police
n luted wholly to imtturs of administra
tion, ami iho dl"'-usslon rettried only lp
tlm betterment of the sori'leo In doing
this did 1 exceed my iiuthoiltv ? nn I
Interfering with local iiffalis.'
Tho law treating tbe Kansas City polico
biiaitl bus been hi fo co toi tivtulj je.us.
That 1 ivv expicHsly piovldes thai:
"The members of the police ftme of tho
Cltj Of Ivansas, oi,;uni.i t nnti iippuuiieu
by the polico loniiiilstoners nf said ulty,
mo hereby deolart d lo ho ofllcera of tho
cltj-. and also to lie clucirs of the state of
Mlssouil. ami shall be so deemed and luktn
In ull com Is." etc
Another section provides that'
"All ordliuuices of thei'lu ut Kansas are
hoi c by dc i iared null und v old so f ir us they
(isxiiuiu or canter upon the mil vol,
maislial, common coiiiicll, or any other
person or persons the power to uppulm,
dtsmi", or In tiny wny or to any i vtent
employ or contiol uuj police fore oignn
Ued or to he uiguulnvd. under such onli
iuiu'OK. or au of ihem "
Atiotlioi Milloii piovldes that'
"No oldllilllli' IMlHSed liv the common
council of tin- cits of Kansas shall In nny
ilini.uer tniilllit in Inti'if. in with tlm lion
ets or the cMiiNe of Uu- pun vis of the
bo.anl of polico lonitnisfcloneni of thu city
or Kiinmn. nor shall any olllcttr or agnnt
of tlio cuiporutlou of said illy, or tho
mayor iheieof, lu unv manner Impede, nh.
t'ti not, htiidni oi lm.ifcr.1 Willi Hie said
bouid of police . ouiiniosioners, or anv ofll
enr, iment or M-naiit ihciufoio or Ihere
uniiei'." Thus it will be si ij that police ollkers
mu by vxpiisj inuitiiitu' inaile u putt of
tho exetutlvi foice nf the fctate. .uni Its
ellieetlou is libieeil und' i tho contiol of
tho buird of pellet cuninilsbloiitre. Tho
stnitito inul.es ll tin1 dutj of tho boaid;
"To preetc the i iiblie peace; preveat
crimes and am -a tinendan; pre
iervo order at even public election, ai.d
at till public meetings an 1 places, an I on
all public occasion!-, bee that oil
laws relating to elections, and to latUrlis.
and loturj poi. i. ', gamming end
eveiy other l.l.i I nnd manner of dlborder
I ami eirieiibu iu-ainsi. iuv- euvn uicirr ui eo
I clelv me cnfoind " '
Two of the three comniLsloner3 who nro
to do these things, mil to have control of
this constabulary force of the state, are
to bo appointed by the governor, and maj
be removed bj" l.lnj. Tlio Immediate con
trol of the force U vested In the commis
sioners, but the commissioner!, are tubor
ulnutu nppclnte03 of the governor. They
re responsible to him for the proper and
t indent administration of their ottlce, and
It Is incumbent upon him to ceo to it that
thej- honestly discharge) their duties. The
constitution of the data provides that:
"Tho governor phall tak cart) that the
T tti... inl.l ,.iii. . .i. . f . . : v J
spoken ills ar.g gly nf those who v" "n lf.'s '!'" ?r oi:lr' "Wires him lo sup.
s living to cllsf. ,7k,. ihHlr dutv n '";rt. "'"' """" the constitution and l.nvs
h'lve iTot Uitw t IMK.s be hunted doVt ' ?'JU,f ."' V,e' !"V '"' not .nlj' 1!,,s ll"- rlf;1,'
Win hove not tl e po lee o l","s lo ,. Jiti - "i ,l ,Q h " "",' ,, ' mploj all the powers
thing to nlst .lie pro-oe tlon? The p"o- l1"1,1 ,"?.'"","; "f, in ''),'"l"?n,'1 I? crf"j""'"
ih. nf th ..in ... i..,t i. .. i i ...,.. the i.est nof-sHilo aiim nlstr.itlon of t!m
IT IS HIGH GRADE Goods,
high grade workmanship, high
grade t r i in , high grade!
finish, high grade fit, wc put
into our S20 and S25 Dross
and Rtistness Suits and $5 Older
Made Pants. Wc arc cutting
handsome goods for spring
suits. Wc show patterns to
please all tastes.
F. B. ROBINSON
824 Delaware St.
tin: .irc iio.n i in.uns.
I.as tire faithfully r;,ofiited: and he shall
f a conservator ot the pi.ue throughout
IIW 111 'VITA ti.lrt of the cniillnnnlcv-ilth
I his tall, of oflldous Intermeddling In local
afr.iiis and ot arbitral' Int. rfetenro or
usiiipatlon or power on the part of tln
govtinor. I' Idle und nlisutd. 1 do bellevi
lu loi.il government, and I 'hall In future,
as In the past, light for the mnlnlentinei
of thut rie.it deinot ratio pilt.clple, but tho
roe octillion of th.it pilnciple does not re
quite that the chief executive, or anv
other oilier, of the state shill disregard
his dutj' or be Indlffeient to his oath. I
hue never Iniprnpeilv interfered with tho
local artalrs of Kansas c'lty I never ex
pect to do so. 1 have tried Mtnplj to per
tonn mj duty, and 1 rhall continue to do
.line blue llilllillng.
I nm charged with an ambition to con
struct a politic il machine In Kansas City
for the advnncemi nt of mj- port on.il am
bitions! While Is the evidence of mi
ll lh te. const! net a machine ! And what
ambition Is It 1 wish to advance' I inr
asking no olllee of tbe people ot the sti e.
Was the appointment of Judge Dobson tr
the bench the act of a machine builder''
Wns the appointment of Clav Arnold to
the ollice of recorder of voteis the a t
of a machine biiildir' Not a man can bo
found lo f.ij th it anv net or worel of mlno
ever Indicated the lemofest desire to de
nnj thing of the kind. If milting nppolrt
ments. which the I iw requires me to make.
Is machine building, then tho president ami
everj- governor nnd mayor lu the Uni m
Is engaged In the business.
Thee SI lie Convention.
I nm charged with resenting Mr. Cot'
at Hun In tho la-t state convention In op
posing the sliver tesolutloti which I sup
poited' This sillj twaddle Is contndh t,v
by the' fact that I appointed Judge Dnbon
knowing that he favotcd Mr Cleveland s
"liver policy. I appoinred Mr. Van Ni' i
on the police board at St Joseph know in
that he also agreed with the president t
appointed Mr Hell exi I-" commissioner it
Si Louis hnciw.rr he also agreed wl'h
the piisnient; nnd he. as well as Mr. Civ,
was a delegate at th" Mnv convention, it 1
there .-poke against and opposed the sih r
ri"-oluMon rrpoited bv Mr lll.ind. Pell s
still In null e, although his tenure Is nt ti
lilcisnr.' nf tho trovernor. I nm uneiu i -
fledly In favor of free silver coinage, but r
b.'ive never sought in the least to Influei,
the' political opinions or notions of gi n
tlcmen I have appointed to olllee l r. -rard
them ns mi peers nnd equals, nt d
treat them necordlnglj". I would despl
i man. whether h- gave c- received i
commlsiton. If he tllel not act thu pan f
a gentle'inan and a free man.
'I III' ling Colin I .
Of like tenor Is the story that I ha' n
exacted or shall ex ict any promise of tho
new eonimlsslnne'ri tint they will ,u -point
nnv given Individual as chief ot i -lit
c, or that they will do or not do inv
particular t'ng. M A. I'vke, W. T. John
son. George Al. Sh.'llev , F L. LaFarco .u 1
a half dopen oth, r prominent men hni
been suggested to ni' for commlsslonei
If ever I have a!l aught to tiny of thi m
that would Indicate i deslie on my p in
to dictate or cen'i'd their n(lleal action n
the event of their appointment, thej- Wilt
oblige me bv making It known. Not oi .i
of them ts o iniiu who would consent i
wear a inaste-i's collar. But I believe th v
are fair men. who, if they accepted i
commission, would loyally i o-opernie wi li
pie In eve-re piopnr vvaj' with the obh '
of promoting tin' publlo gooel as ws slum' I
si e It: and, If at any tlnw they saw prop
tei re-sign I am sure thev are gentlemen '
too high sens" of propriety to make 'i
exhibition of them.-e lvcs The way In Whi M
these gentlemen, or some of them, hi
been Insulted, und the wav in which C 1
onel Trwin has ben Insulted by these di
reputable sheets fltly Ijlustratis the extei t
to which they will go In the cnngenul
work ot Indecent and malicious mendacit
Many IC. Ilrown.
Th' ro are people In Kansas Ct- w In
seem to think tluu nil thev havo to do i
ellscred't any i in or . nuse is to say th t
Marty Urovvn has Miin'thlng to do with I'
J', rsonally I know ver little of Mr. IJrowu
My association with film has been alnto t
wholly otllilil n1 that was of the mo
formal tharmter until the lection frni I
uses atosc. During Pe. rul" r and Jnn '
ary T had n nimiber or i onfereneos with
Mr. Ui own und Mr Pali lu relation to tl'
prosecution of those finuds So far uh inv
observation went Mr Urovvn proved hlm
rf.,ir In nvcrv ivsv faithful. arn nt and en
nble. Ilij-oiiel these purely official njott'ts
I have hid V' rv little lnteri'ourhe with lilm
tin has no obtiiitled himself upon me, Jioe
attempted, as his assailants hnv, to dp-tut"
n.j appulntnuMitt" r.nn If Marcy Ilrown N
us bad us his ononii' s paint him. 1 woul I
mil re Bard him as the pe 'r of JlcDonall
or Nelson. 1 h's talk about any man con
trolling my appolntint'its is Intended f r
tho consumption of sm h treduloiis persoi s
us do not Unow m- I .un more tmjti will
lug to locelve siiKgestluus frorq vvell-tueni -tug
snd rlght-thlnk n - men, but J am n t
nmisiome.l to being 'ontiollel b anj- on
I shall lefiisi' to be either cnjoled of bid'
ilowii And now I be pardon of the .laui -pal
and tho public for writing o main
lines about so small a tiling- .Hid yet I
felt thtlt the time ha 1 come when l Mioul I
siv what i havo to the p"oplo ot Kiusni
WILLIAM J. STOXI5
No -illl lllpov It It unci.
.Teffeibon Cltv, Mo, M.ueli H -(Special )
John ilillls, inujor of Monett. Mo., to-day
tib'griiplied Hun . J lirucl,-, lepriwciitii.
live for li.uiv e'ountj, that there Is no
Miiallpox in Uoiimt
10th and Walnut.
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