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VOLUME XXXVII, NO. 280.
KANSAS CITY, MA110U 2o, 1895.
BULLET FOR LI HUNG.
ATTESln TO AsqASstNATK THE AOK1)
HE WAS SHOT IN THE FACE,
A TOCNO JAI'ANKSK MAItH Till: MUIt
EXCITEMENT AT SHIMONOSEKI.
nCLlRTEt) THAT CHINA'S I'OSITIUN
iriLii in: sTiti-.NOTiiiisKo,
The Affair May la-nil In llio llrcnhlng Olt
of Trace Negotiation llclwcen tlio
Twn Countries nr.Miiy i'mtpono
Matters for n y title Sen
nation nt Washington!
Bhtmonosekl, March 21. At LI Hung
Chang.Chlnese peace envoy, was returning
to his lodgings Itv this place to-day, after
having attended a conference with Count
Ito and Viscount Mutsti, tho Japaneso
peaco plenipotentiaries, a young Japaneso
fired a pistol at him. Tho bullet sped
etralght, but most fortunately did no more
harm than to Indict a wound In LI Hung
Chang's face. At tho time of sending this
dispatch It Is Impossible to learn whether
or not the wound Is serious.
Tho attempt to assassinate the rcpre-
Iil HUNG CHANG,
eentatlve of the emperor of China caused
the most Intense excitement, and on every
sldo there were serious expressions of
deep regret. Tho vould-be murderer was
arrested. It Is believed that he was
prompted to the crlmo by, misguided pa
triotism. Sensation lit Washington,
Washington, March 21. The news of tho
assault on LI Hung Chang caused a sen
sation in diplomatic circles In this city.
The opinion here Is that Japan will suf
fer greatly as a consequence of the as
sault and that the position of China will
be so strengthened that she may bo able
to secure better terms than she could
otherwise have secured. Tho incident may
lead to breaking oft of peace negotiations
or at least may postpone further action In
this direction until Japan has guaranteed
the safety of China's envoys.
A recent parallel caso is the attack made
by General Count Fuentes, of the Spanish
army, on the Moorish ambassador. Tho
latter was to ask Spain to grant Morocco
time for the payment of tho w.ir indem
nity promised for the attacks on the Span
ish at Melllla. General Fuentes be
came enraged at one of the con
ferences and struck tho ambassador in
tho face with his clenched list. So seri
ously did tho Snanlsh government reiranl
tho incident that Prime Minister Sagask
teiegi apnea a iuu explanation coupieii
with expressions of profound regret to all
tho European countries. General Fuentes
barelv escaped being shot and will prob
ably be conllned for life In one of the forts
or the country, une .noorisn ambassador
took advantage of tho Incident to nross
for further delay and secured It with lit
No news of tho attack on LI Hung Chang
has been received by the Japanese lega
tion here rind Minister Kurlno is unwilling
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No wonder so large a share of the tailoring busi
ness of the town is done by us. Try us on a Spring
to discuss the occurrence. The member
of the legation renllra that It Is a serious
matter, but hope that the llrst report may
prove to bo exaggerated. They say none
will deplore such an affair more than tho
The Chinese legation received prompt
notice of the matter, but Ihclr ndvlees
contained nothing not In the press dis
patcher Minister Yang Ytt did not care to iIIsciim
the subject. It was stated nt the legation
that it was not believed that It would
lead lo the total breaking off of peace ne
gotlatlons, although It might cause them
to be Interrupted for a time.
The nttaek on LI Hung C'hng calls to
mind the attempt made on May II, ISM.
to kill the crirewlteh, now the emperor of
Hussla, In November, vd, the czarewltch,
In company with his rouln, 1'rlnce Ocorge,
started on n tour of the world. They Us
ited Vienna, Athens, Cairo, Iiombay, Cal
cutta, Madrid, Ceylon, llangkok nnd vari
ous places In China and Japan, M'hlle nt
Otsu, Japan, the cr.irovtltch was attacked
with a sword by iv fanatical Japanese of
ficer nnd quite severely wounded. He
would In all likelihood have been killed
had It not been for the bravery of 1'rlnce
Ocorge, who sprang upon the would-bo
assassin nnd felled him to the ground. The
nlTalr caused the greatest excitement and
the mikado traveled to Otsu to visit the
czarewllch nnd express his regret for iho
attack. It had been the Intention of the
rs-arevvltch tn return to Htisslu by way of
the United Slates, but ho was summoned
homo by Crar Alexander and upon his re
covery he returned to St. 1'etersburg by
way of Siberia.
The lllilpi rnr Will Send Itegrets.
Yokohama, March 21 The news nf the
attempted assassination of LI Hung Chang
created much excitement here. Tho em
peror and empress will send a message to
Shlmonosekl lo express to tho distinguish
ed Chinese stntesmnn their legrets nt the
Yokohama, .March 21. The name of the
voung man who attempted tho life of LI
Hung Chang Is Kovaina ltokunosukl. Ills
antecedents arc unknown.
LI Hung Chang was shot In the cheek.
It Is believed that the wound Is not seri
ous. Prime Minister Ho telegraphed to
Hiroshima asking that Dr. S-ito, the Im
perial phjslclnn. be sent to Shlmonosekl to
attend the Chinese commissioner. Tho
ministers of state nnd a number of other
olllclals have visited LI Hung Chang nnd
expressed their deep snriow at the occur
rence. Livery precaution has been taken
by the police and military to prevent any
trouble. The government profoundly re
grets the affair;
Occupied Duller Island.
Yokohama, March 21. It Is stated that
on Thursday Inst the Japanese occupied
Fisher Island, one of the l'ecndor group.
Sailors were lauded on the const nnd thee
were followed by troops. The Chinese made
The papers here say that Japan has pur
chased two warships from Chill. An ofllclil
return that has Just been Issued shows that
tho total Jnpnneso loss during the whole
campaign has been only 1,6,1 men killed.
JUST A CASE OF MURDER.
A Now Theory Hits lloen Advanced About
tho Killing or Mrs. Holtou
Omaha, Neb., March 21. Tho attorney
general returned from 'Western Nebraska
to-day. In conversation he said:
"I have been Investigating the Keja Paha
affair, and I am llrm in the belief that
Mrs. Ilolton a not assaulted or lnched
by vigilantes. The work was evidently
done by two men and it was a rase of
murder, evidently committed for motives
not known nt this time. 1 believe that sho
was strangled to hush some secret forever.
I hardly think that her knowledge of who
committed certain petty thieving was suf
ficient to inspire any man or men to com
mit murder. She was evidently killed In
the night and dragged from bed, but the
autopsy does not reveal that she was as
saulted. The suspicion against Hunt Is
"In the Barrett Scott affair, I believe that
we havo sufficient evidence to prove that
the crime was committed in Hoyd county
and I am working in perfect harmonv with
the county attorney of that district to
bring about a speedy conviction of the of
fenders. I am determined lo break up
mob law In Nebraska and I propose to eat n
my salary as attorney geneial, and partic
ularly in upholding the dignity of the
DASTARDLY DEED AT WICHITA.
Attempts Mudn to ltlirn to Hi nth a Promi
nent Citizen nf That lunn
lle'scucil In lime
Wichita, Kas., March 21 -(Special ) A
dastardly attempt was made this morning
to burn alive Fritz Schncttzler, one of the
wealthiest men in this city, nnd for many
j ears In charge of tho German Immigra
tion bureau of tho Santa l"e load Mr
bchneltzler's family is away, and he was
alone in the house and sleeping upstulis.
Hvniy avenue leading from Ids room was
saturated with coal oil and but on lire. Tho
kejhole of tho llro alum box for that pre
cinct was plugged so tint no ahum could
be turned In. Fortun itely, however, a r.all
ioad man going to work, seeing tho lire,
broke open the alarm box and hintiKht out
the lire dep.u tment, Schneluler, who
weighs more than 1W pounds, w.is not able
to escape, but two stout lliemtu i.in
through tho blaze uud rescued him. All
tlueo men were badly but not serlousl)
burned. There Is no clue to tho pcipotr.i
tors of the crime, nor Is iinjbody (inspected,
although the house was II led twice le
eently. JAMAICA WILL RETALIATE,
Will I.ey u lax on Aiiirrlnin Imports
llrciiuso or Our Hint I'liith In lir-
Washington, March 21. There Is an In
timation of the levying of Import tax on
Amerlcun Imports Into Jam ilcu In a copy
of the unnual message to the legislative
council of the governor of (hit island,
transmitted to tho state dipdrtmint by
United States Consul Lkfoul, at Kings
ton, The significant part reads as follows:
"Thu withdrawal of the government of the
United htutcs of Ameilc.i fiom the reelp
local nriangements with this colony, en
tered Into In 1691. and the lelmposltlon of
the duty on sugar, leaves us tree to re
store to our tariff some of thu sources of
revenue abandoned under that arrange
menu" Smallpox Seuro In Oklahoma.
Guthile, O. T March 21 -(Special.) A
case uf smallpox was repot led to the ter
ritorial board of health from near Norman
last night, tho party coming from Hot
Springs, Ark. A rigid quarantine was es.
tabllshed nt tho teirltorinl lino to-day
against nil points where the red pest Is re
ported and tho school children will be
vaccinated and every precaution to prevent
uny more cuses In tho territory.
MISS COUSINS ADMITS THAT SHU HAS
hi:kn in t.tn 1:,
WAS ENGAGED TO BE MARRIED.
Mtt.I.IONAIlti: I'AItt Sltl.l) lOlt HEIt
HAND AMI 1IKAKT AMI (KIT MOTH.
EXPECTED TO BE HAPPILY WED
HUT flltlM DEATH I'f.AIMEt) Till
HltlllEOltOOM I Olt HIS OWN.
Miss I'liirlip Cousins, the Well Known Ijiit-
ycr nnd Itefnriuer, T Us 11 ItrmnrU-
nblo Story of Her Courtship by
tho (Irrnt California
Snn rranclseo, March 21. The Call pub
lishes a long story telling of the affection
that existed between the late James O.
l'nlr and Miss Phoebe Cousins, the well
known lecturer nnd woman's rights advo
cate. According to tho Call they were en
gaged to be married and only the death of
the millionaire prevented their marriage.
Miss Cousins Is nt present In S.in Jose
taking care of her brother, who Is ill. To
.a Call reporter she told of her affection for
Fair. Sho said:
"I will begin by stating that there were
many confidences between Mr. Fair and
niselt which I cannot touch upon nt all.
He told 1110 all about his life his success,
his failures, his Joys and his sorrows. From
these confidences I concluded that he had
been more sinned against than sinning.
"I llrst mot Mr. Talr In the Itlggs house,
Washington, V. C, In 1SV), while he was a
United States senator from Nevada. I took
a liking to him ut onie. The evident de
fects In his education nnd manners were
completely overwhelmed by his natural
greatness, as I saw him. I soon admired
him very much, and 1 could see that he
nlso liked to bo In my company and seemed
to take Interest In my .work nnd In my
views of social and political subjects. Hut
our llrst friendship did not grow at once
to an thing more or warmer than mutunl
admiration. In the course of a few months
we parted, as true friends part.
"He returned to Nevada and California
and I resumed my work in different parts
of the world. Several years passed and wo
did not meet until some time after my
1 mother's death."
Miss Cousins then related her trouble
with tho world's fair board of lady man
agers and her efforts to have a bill passed
by congress to secure payment for her ser
vices as secretary She applied to Fair for
political assistance, and although he said
he had no such lnlluence, ho wrote very
kindly and asked her to correspond with
him. She responded.
"And this," Miss Cousins resumed after a
pensive pause, "opened the correspondence
between us which eventually led tcour be
trothal. "For some time after that letters passed
between us at regular Intervals, and the
spirit of the correspondence grew warmer
and more confidential with each letter.
"Shortly after returning to Chicago I re
ceived 11 lettei from Mr. Fair in which ho
stated that he would soon see me nnd that
he was coming with serious Intentions to
atk my hand and heart In marriage.
".Mi. Fall, accompanied by his secre
taries, liresso and Angus, and I think Mr,
Crothers, arrived In Chicago May 7, 1S93,
and took apartments at the Grand Paclllc.
Mr. Fair Immediately sent me his card.
1 met htm In one of the parlors and he
expressed great happiness at seeing mo
again. He told mo then and there that he
had come all tho way from California for
tho purpose of asking mo to become his
wife. I told him th.it I would give him a
definite unsvvcr within a few d.is and di
rectly Intimated tint he need not havo
fear of my final decision. He seemed very
much pleaMVl at this."
Then Mis Cousins told how Mr. Talr
vi as taken III a few dit after this and
sent foi he: to nurse him; how she minis
tered t his wants In spite of the objections
of his seciet.irka, who endeavored to keep
hoi from him.
"When Mr Fair had recovered sulll
ilently to enable him ti be up nnd walk
mound, ho called mu aside one dnj. 'I
want to settle up nil nlfiili-,,' he t.ald, 'In
such a manner that I shall do Justice to
all my family connections 1 love my fnm.
Ily and I want 10 in ike fair provision for
them. I love ou and I want to provide
for ion at all hazards, so that financial
notables can never 101110 to jou. I want
j oil to be my wife Will ou mnrry meV
"I answered 'Yes,' Ho then said,
'Thank jou. N'o must bo mauled very
soon very hoon.
"Hut he was still more or less III and this
prevented our e.uly mirrlage. One even
ing when he was feeling much bettei, we
fat together and talked about tho world's
fair and ho said we must see all of It to
gether and that 'as his own dear uud gifted
little wife' I should explain all the Items
of Interest with which he was not ac
quainted, from nn historical point of view.
"And that was the last evening that we
were together," said Miss Cousins, with
a deep drawn sigh. "On the following day
Mr. Fair was whtslud out of Chicago as
If he had been a prisoner or a fugitive
"Mr. Fair managed to tell mo that ho
was called away by lmpoitant business,
but that he would return very soon nnd
make me his wife, I never saw him again,
i received a letter from him after he nr
jlved In San 1'rnnclsto. In that letter ho
stated that ho was well and begged me
to wiltu often.
"I did write, but I never got nn answer
after that. 1 nm positively certnln that
he wrote to mo nlso, but the letters were
unquestionably Intercepte-d. Ills secretaries
were constantly on tho watch,"
Miss Ooiislns sajs sho asks for nothing
now ixiept to be left In jieaco with her
CLAIMS PAUT OP TIIK KSTATK.
I.lttlo llthcl Jacob 1111 Heir lo tho Fulr
Oakland, Cal,, March 21. A new claimant
to the estate of James G, Fair hns appeared
In tho person of 7 ear-old l.thel Jacobs,
According to the story of her fostermother
Mrs. Jacobs, the child was brought to her
In 1SS7, III responso tu un advertisement for
u baby to tulse, by a man calling himself
II. II. Hoe, and who said he was acting for
tho father. For eighteen months 130 was
fcent to Mrs. Jacobs monthly by Itoo for
tho child's maintenance. Then the remit
tance ceased and six months later a letter
was received liy Mrs. Jacobs stating that
theieafter Senator Fair would help support
the child, us he was the futhei. With tho
Infant's wardrobe had rams 11 Photograph
of the alleged father, whom Mis. Jacobs
recognUcd as Fair when she met him sub
tequently. During thu next raw ears the
woman saju she saw the ex-senator peri
odically, sometimes jecelvlng money from
him directly and at other limes by letter.
Mr. Fair, according to the statement, hud
thought much of the child and commented
on her gi owing resemblance to himself.
The woman claims to have documentary
proof of all her assertions.
WhUtler Wanted to 1 Ight.
London, March 24. It has developed that
a week ugo Whistler, the artist, challenged
Mr. George Moore, the novelist, to light
a duel. Mr. Moore was the Intermediary
In the now more or less famous dispute
between Mr. Whistler and Sir William
Kdeti, growing out of the refusal of the
former to deliver a portrait he had ralnted
I fit Sin Willi wa'4 wile. pir. Jloorq iaoi4
tho challenge nnd Mr. Whltler hns writ
ten to his second regarding his dealing'
with what he rails "n runawa,"
KILGORE MAYJE REJECTED.
It Is Thought the Senate Mill Itrfnso tn
t'nnllriii tlin Ten "Matrsnmn.
Washington, March 2l.-tspcclnl.) Tho
newly appointed olllclnls for the Indian
country nm disturbed over tho fact thnt
they limy not bo allowed lo draw pny until
nflir they have been confirmed. They
cannot bo cotillrmtd until nfter tho sen
nlu meels, nnd thus tho Indications are
fnvornble thnt they will not get In direct
communication with the treasury until
some time In December next, This, of
course. Is tin- binning Issue, becnums Just
iih soon ns they had been appointed they
hastened tn take the nulli of oHlce1. Judges
Hprlnger nnd Kllgnru waited nut 11 day
nfter they hud been nonilnnlcd. Thev
took the until, supposing thnt pay would
rommenco from that dnlr, Hut It nlso np
pears th it they nre not real Judges until
they open court, nnd this may delay them
In tin- matter nf working out a claim
against the United Hlnti-s fur pnvmeiit for
several months, Thete Is nothing so Im
portant tn this sort of statesmen nsi to be
III tomb with th" trcniiiirv. Tills was evi
denced by the great h.istu to take the oath
that was supposed tu place them 011 the
Hut In addition to nil this, there Is more
trouble'. It Is slid all will bo confirmed
without dllllcultv but Mr, Kllgov. Ills
record Is such that the opinion H freely
expressed that he may be dumped by the
si'imli'. The senate Is supposed to look Into
tho matter of the Illness of nomlni-es, nnd
sometimes, when not overruled by other
considerations, this Is done and iiomlun
Hems nre te-Jet'led, It Is said there never
wiim 11 more glirlng case nf unfitness for
position than the nomination of Kllgore-,
anil It may be possible that he will bo
kicked nut by the senate very much like
he kicked himself out of tho housu on olio
The Texns contingent so far hnt not
been able to run the senate, nlthough tho
snmn outfit had a pull In the house nnd
with the president. It may bo that the
crowd will not bo so powerful tu the next
house, nnd by reason of the political situa
tion In the senate, It Is likely that .Mr.
Kllgnre will be reduced to the painful ne
cessity of working for a living through tho
fnlluro to be conilrmed.
President Cleveland Will Appoint 'the Two
evv Members Ibis Week
Plenty of Applicants.
Washington, March 21 (Special.) It Is
thought tho president will complete tho
Dawei commission tills week.
As origin illy Intended, ex-Senator 13ut
ler nnd Gene1.1I Armstrong nre to fill the
two additional places created In tho com
mission. How the president will tnko to
tho plan Is not known. It Is thought,
howuver, that the appointment of Ruther
ford as United States marshal for the
Northern district In tho Indian country
makes It certnln that Mr. Ilutler will not
be placed 011 the commission. Ilutherford
Is a nephew of ilutler, nnd this will prob
nbly settle the claims of the fnmlly for a
situation nt the pie counter.
Nevertheless, tho ox-senator, with his
eirs of olllcn holding, would llko to got
on the commission even If more of his
relatives ore given positions. Vlnccs have
no terrors for him: he has been In tho
business too long. Hut how he will come
out on this double header family schema
remains to bo se n.
In the meantime It Is said tho Into Con
gressman Montgomery, of Kentucky, who
was stipposttl to lepresent tho whisky In
terest on the ways and means committee
of the last eongii'ss. Is bookeel for a placo
on tho commission, nlthough It Is claimed
thnt tin Is tn get the place held by Kldd.
of Indiana. This will not Interfere with
Ilutler nnd Armstrong, but if Montgomery
is to take Kldd's place there are also 11
number who could draw tho pay that had
been nrrnjjgeel for Butler, nndsv.ould bo
willing to do It.
RUIN CAUSED BYA TOPEKA GIRL
Two Homes ltrnki 11 lip nnd Xingeiineo
Wicahcil 011 11 reirmiT 1'ileud b a
Topekn, Kas , March 21. (Special ) A
former Topck.i girl is one of tho chief
nctots in a bc.ind.al nt Lenver, which re
cently resulted in minder. Her name was
Marie Danuanhauei, and sho Is remem
bered here as a remarkably pretty and vi
vacious joung soclet girl. Her pucnts
lemoved to Denver in 161)1, and shouly
nfterwaids sho w.13 mnirleil to a man
named Willi im It. I'tck. uud went to
housekeeping. Their next door neighbor
was a mauled man by the name of Giorge
It. Kioeulng, and a fileudshlp spiaug up
between the couples.
Last March, Mis Kroenlng brought suit
against her hiisbilid for ellvoiee, and
mimed Mrs Peek 11s co-respondent. Peck
at Hist lefnsed lo believe his wife untitle
nnil Ht.irted out to thai his wife's name,
but he met such stioiig evident o tint he
was forced to btlleve In her guilt llei
went to tho otllces of the Denver ,; llio
Giunilii rullio.nl. und entering the room
In which Kinenlng was at voile, cmptlid
his revolver Into the body of his fount r
friend, killing him Instantly.
A POPULIST JRROR NAILED.
Mlorcprrhcntntleiuf' iih to the Ifnusiis I egU
liltlvn Apprnpri itlims Corrected by
ltprerenio lo tho ItiinnU.
Topck.i, Kas Mure h 21. (Special.) Pop
ulist pipeis all ovei the state have been
asserting that Iho appropriations made by
the recent leglslatuio nniuiinted to Jl.fA),'"",
This Is neatly ll,i).0O) In excess of the
truth. A careful computation of all ap
propriation bills has been mails In the kcc
letury of state's oillce, and the exact sum
is .'.5S2.2WM for two ears or JAm.uOO per
venr less than the sum appropriated by tho
legislature of two jears ugo nnd the smill
est appropriation made at anj time within
ten )eurs. The claim that three and one
half millions 1 ad been appropriated had
for Its basis the fact that bills eiirriing
about that sum had pissed tho Populist
senate, but they were leduceel In the house.
HARRISON NOT A BOLTER,
Ho WltbilrawK ns Independent Candldato
fur the 'Inpekii Mnorshlp Clcnr
I'll Id fur li'lUmH.
Topekn, Kas,, March 21. (Special ) In a
published card this morning Colonel T. W.
Harilson wltluliew fmm tho race for may
or, leuvlng 11 eleni Held for C. A. Fellows,
the legular Republican nominee. Colonel
H.irilou had .innouiiced himself as an in
dependent candidate, alleging fiatid In tho
primaiy election. In which. Fellows beat
iilm ubotit 20o votes, He demanded a re
count, which so fir fiom showing fraud
against him Increased Fellows' mijorlly to
more than 3e'. When this result was de
clared some of the leading Itepiibllcnns of
tho city who tint! been his supporters ad
dressed him a request to vv Undraw from
tho race, to which he finally consented.
IN l!OM)U OP lltl'D DOl'liLANS.
Memorial Servlees He hi hi Kt. Murk's
Chun h New York.
New York, March SI. St. Mark's Metho
dist Hplscop.il church was crowded to-day
by colored people to attend tho memorial
servlees In honor of the late Frederick
Douglass, iimlei Iho auspices of St, Mark's
Ljceiim. The oervlcts were linniesve
nnd wero opened by a praer by the Hey.
Hrncbt Lson. pastor of the church.
Dr. J. 11. Itankln of Howard university,
Washington, D C lead a eulogy. In
which he referred to Douglass as being to
the African-Americans what Washington
and Lincoln wero to the Anglo-Americans.
Pllti; I.N HIC'H 111 I.I,, 3IO.
Three Uulldlngs lluriied, Cuutlng a Lous
lllch Hill. Mo., Maich 2l.-(Speclal ) Tha
business portion of the city was visited by
an JS.Coj Are this morning und three frame
buildings on Park uvtuue, owned by W. G.
Heasley, and occupied by . J, Tabler's
barber shop, J. i. Hicks' cigar factory
and Philip Koppert's saloon were totally
destroyed. The lire broke out In the rear
of the saloon und gained such rapid head
way that all efforts on the part of the lira
department wero unuydillnt,'. Loss, fully
Qyerea by. iiuurungc,
HEID BROS.' LOSS.
Tltr.tlt VAST t'.U'KIMI PI.AST IS MOW
A MASS OP ItUI.SS.
A RAPIDLY DESTRUCTIVE FIRE,
it Hiti'AKs out in Tin: i.aikii; ri:tt
1 -i.i.Mi ii:i'Aitr.M!:.vr.
LOSS IS FULLY ONE MILLION.
AHOUT ONI! THOl'.SANII JIIIN TIIItim.N
OUT OP KMl'LOTOU'I-iT.
Twelve Htllldlng Hestreiyrtl In Spp nf the
Flro Depart nirnt's I'ffnrts The l'tnnt
11 111 Prnlmhly He ltrbullt
nt Onre by llio
Buildings, machinery nnil meats ot
tho vulue of ncnrly $1,000,000 belonging
to the Held Hros.' Packing Company
wero destroyed by lire last night. Upon
tho plant, which covered fourteen acres
nnd was located upon tha west bank of
the Kttvv river Just West of Knns.is av
enue, there whs Insurance of between
JOOO.000 nnd 1,000,000.
Tho fire stnrteel nt !:13 o'clock In the
building known ns the lard nnd fer
tilizer department. The origin of tho
lire Is not dcllnllely known, different
stories being told concerning 'it. One
story Is that It was caused by apon-
tnncous combustion In the lard depart
ment, and another Is that two boys
playing with matches, cither in or near
tho lard department, set lire to some
As soon ns tho flames were discovered
an alarm was sent to fire company ?'n.
3, In Armouidale. That company re
sponded quickly, but It was unable to
subdue the blaze, which was then
spreading throughout the lard and fer
tilizer building. A general alarm was
tinned in to the Kansas City, Kas., fire
department and all the companies ot
that ilepartment responded. Hy the time
they arrived upon the scene the flames
had crept Into every nook and corner of
the building and were leaching out to
Chief Staub realized that his ilepart
ment would not bo able to cope with the
llames nnd telephoned to fire depart
ment headquarters In Kansas City. Mo.,
for aid. Hy that time Chief Halo hail
learned that the entire plant was In
danger and had ordered two of his com
panies to tho scene. When he received
the message calling for firemen and fire
lighting aparatus he ordered four more
companies to the scene, one ot which
was the company that uses the Kale
water tower purchased by the Armour
The companies of both departments
were disposed by Chiefs Hale and
Staub In such a way ns to B.ave the
buildings that hud not been t cached by
the flames. Soma ot them wero soon
compelled to take new positions, owing
to the giving out of Held Hros.' water
woiks svstcm and the danger to the
HIS week I will con
tinue to sacrifice Dia
monds, Silver, Jewelry
and Art Goods to taise
Immense sales attest
the bargains that lam
All goods sold at
331-3 tr ttut less
than marked in plain
100 Engraved Calais COc
Out of town orders
filled promptly and
with latest style goods.
Watch and Jewelry
R, W. HOCKER,
1034 MAIN STREET.
llvos nnd limbs of the llrctnen from
fulling vvnlls. When the company's
witter Plugs became ticlos through llio
breaking of tho six-Inch main that sup
plied them with vv.atir the lire com
p.anles sought, positions nt greater ills
InnccH where' they could obtain water
from the innlns of the Kntisiu Clt,
Kns,, water woiks system. Despite nil
their efforts twelve buildings of the
plnut wero bllineel. In them vveru stored
fresh ntul cured tnenls nnd l.inl hml
entitled meats nnd soups ami ferlllblng
tnnterlnl of the value of about $100,0"0.
The llro elld not extend to the build
ings cast of nn nre.ivvny ttmillng 1101 tli
nm! south thnt divided some of them
from the others, The oillce building ami
the smokehouse, In which, It Is s.itd,
ninny carloads of meats nte stoioili the
w alehouse, the wagon house- nnd some
of the sheds ntul smaller buildings were
saved. All the other buildings were
burned. The oillce building ntul the
cooling building are on the west side of
the nrenvvny. They were saved by tho
strenm thrown by the Utile water tower,
which was In charge of Chief Hale nnd
wan operated by men connected with
the Kansas City, Kits., lire ilepartment.
There was a spico of about llfty feet
between the main building, known ns
tho cooling building or ilepartment, and
tho smokehouse, and In this space
wan n two story fi .11110 shed. When
Chief Halo nrrlved upon the scene this
shed was burning briskly, and he at
nnco directed tho men wotkltig the
watei tower to throw Its stream upon It.
Ily elolng so the llnmes wete prevented
from communicating to tho smoke
house. There were p.issagevvaj s be
tween the two buildings through the
sheds, the doors being made of Iron.
About S o'clock the west wall of the
cuilng building began falling. Tilor to
that time the walls of some of the small
er buildings that were on fire began
crumbling. A few momenta later a por
tion of the west wall of tho curing build
ing nlso fell. Then there was a series ot
explosions, which sent tho burning tie
brls high In the air. They were caused
by the Ignition of ammonia, and some of
them weie loud enough to emanate from
a sin ill bore cannon. Tho walls contin
ued to fall until midnight. At that
time only pontons of the north und
touth walls of the curing building, the
smokestack of the engine building nnd
fragments ot the machine shop and the
lard and fertilizer house were standing.
The Ice houses were neatly binned to
tho giound at that time.
The estimates by membeis of the
coinpiny and some- ot Its emplojes of
tho number of men and girls employed
In the plant ary consldeiably, some of
them s lying that thcio wete nearly
1,500 employes, of all kinds anil others
thnt tho number was between S00 and
1,000'. The latter number Is believed to
bo tho most nccuiate. Among the em
ployes were between fifty and blxty
gltls who vvoiked In the canning and
A member of the company estimated
that the total salvage upon the plant
would not exceed JJJU.000, ot which $150,
000 was In tho cuilng building or smoke
house. Tho building contained many
1 carcasses of hogs and some beef nnd
sheep carcasses. No live hogs, cattle or
sheep were burned In tho Mheds op else
wheie on the plant. The company fln
Ishenl killing all tha animals It had on
hand on Satutclay.
Over two-thirds of the entire plant was
reduced to ashes. The lire originated In
the lard tank house and fcrtUUcr plant,
an Immense building situated In the center
of the group ot buildings, covering an
area of lO.'.'H square feet. This building,
with Its valuable) contents, consisting of
tanks lllled with newly renden-d lard, ma
chinery for the pi eduction of fertilizer and
a largo amount of stock, was total:, de.
stroed, Tho fire spread rapidly, Involving
nearly all ot the operating portluu ot tho
Just south of tho tank house was the
boiler house, a building toverlng nn area
of C,3iJ square feet and fitted out with a
splendid battery of hollers, '1 his house
supplied all of the power for the operation
of tho plant, The boiler house suffered tho
fate of Iho tank house and the establish
ment is crippled until It Is possible to sup
ply Its place. To tho west ot tho boiler
houso was the blacksmith shop and to the
west of that on tho western line of the
plant was tho sausage factory. Hat Ii ot
these, with their contents, wero destrojed,
The former covered 1,210 and the latter
l.SIil square feet ot ground.
South ot these houses are tho cooperage
storage house, the ice houses and Ice stor
age houses, live buildings In all, covering
a total area of oyer 30,000 square feet. All
of them wero burned, the lire cleaning up
tho entire south end ot tha works. The
houses wero all well lllled with the stocks
pertaining to each of Hum, the toss In this
part ot the burned district being especially
Just west of the tank house Is the Ice
condenser and machine house, a building
covering an area of 6,1W square feet. From
this house the cold blasts were furnished
for the big refrigerator of the establish-
meat, This, was burned, the pUnt cq JbisJ
PKTOE FIVE CENTS.
7V'itft! im took or the utalivr to lie JMr nnd
Hints From About
$15.00 New Japanese Mat
$14.50 New Japanese Mat-
$14.00 New Japanese Mat
$10.00 New Japanese Mat
$9.00 Now Japanese Mat
SoliI ly the roll only.
About 40 yards to the roll.
New Japanese Hugs $1.25
New Japaneso Rugs $2.00
New Japaneso Rugs $3.00
Now Japaneso Rugs...... $5.75
New Japanese Rugs $8.75
New Japanese Rugs $12-00
New Japanese Rugs $18-00
85c Mack Wool Crupons, 4
G5C, 55c anil 45c Opatpio
Window Shades, 7 feet
long, 35 in. wide, mount
ed on spring rollers, for. 230
$2.50, $2 anil $1.75 Notting
ham Lace Curtains, per
$7.50, $G-50 and $5.50 Tap
cstry and Chenille Cur
tains, per pair $3.98'
New French, and English Cre
New Hats and Caps for boys.
$1,008x10 Framed Photos of
Authors, Composers.etc. 59c
50c Photo Medallions 29c
Si. 25 Photo Medallions... 79c
$1.50 Photo Medallions... 98o
$1.75 Photo Medallions... $1,25
$2.25 Photo Medallions... $1.85
Pictures framed to order.
Misses' Kid Gloves, 5-hook
and 4-button Glace, new
est spring shades $1.00'
$3.00 Bleached Linen Nap-.
kins, do $2.25
85c Bleached Table Linen,
19c Hem. I luck Towels,
$1.25 Hem. Lunch Cloths.. 98c
8-4 Colored Cloths, each.. $1.48
35c Bleached Damask Tow
els, each 24c
Plain, Figured and Striped
Barnsley Union Linen
Persian Patterned Batiste. JO!
Good Golf Suitings 35c
35c Scotch Crepes 15c
5c Apron Ginghams 3J4C
40-inch Curtain Swiss 12J-2C
Fancy Lace Stripe Scrim.. 70
50c Imported Cretonnes... 29c
$2.00 Iloniton Laces 39tt
50c Embroidered Chiffons,
various colors 15c
35c Lamp Shade Laces. .. JOo
S3.50 Wool Dress Patterns. $1.50
25c Wall Paper 10c
$1.00 Satin Liberties 6Sc
EAIHRY, BIRD, 1 MAYER & CO.,
side being destrojed up to the railroad
tracks which Hunk Its western bolder.
Xoith ot the tank houe and communi
cating with the reiwlgerator is a covered
platform, whiih fn swept out of clst
ence, sending the llro Into the refrigerator,
which was also binned to the ground. The
lefrlgeiator covered nn area of 21, 1.'1)
square feet ami was the largest of all ot
the buildings. The annex which connects
the refilgcrator with the smoke house was
paitly burned, but tho llreincn succeeded
In saving the latter, heading olt tho flames
Jii!.t ns they se. nied likely to tlnlih tho
work ot destruction All that Is left Is tha
cistern portion of the plant ami the smoke
house. Of the fourteen acres, foimerly
covered almost entire!) by buildings, near
ly nine were swept eh an of any buildings,
all ot tho best part ot tho 1 stnblishmcnt
being a mass ot smoldering ruins,
, roiiiMHi: i.tf-s.
Nothing Was Siveil 1'roiu the llullillngs
Tho buildings burned and their contains
nro a completM loss, only a few crumbling
walls being left Htundlug, while the Intense
hint drovo tho fat out of thev meats and
hi'iit much ot It Moating tluough thu sew
eis Into tho K.iw, and tho meals them
selves wete binned to ashes. .Messrs. W.
J, Held and Hubert Held weio on tho scena
early In th" i-veiilng, nnd with utmost
their entliu cleilml force at their command
dlt eeled Iho woik of mvlng whatever
rould be saved, und of getting tho book3
uud papers of tho oillce s In sh.ipa to move
them out at any time hail the llio inudo
Its wiiy thiough tho cooling and hmoke
houses to tho otllca building. An express
wagon was loaded ut the otllco with valua.
bio pape-rs, and fcuvcral trusted clerks
weie let l on guild over It ilurln tho
evening. Neither W. J, nor Hobert Reld
would consent tu make tiny statement as
to the loss sustained nor us to the umouut
of stock on huud.
.Mr, Hobert Held luter In tho evening
stated that the loss would bo between
JI.UhmjO) mid ll.'AU.WM, and that tho insur
ance would bo about JW.ooo or J'aw.ikw. In
all probability. Ho said ho did not know
what the umouut of stock 01 thu instii
ancu would be, but that was his estimate.
These llgures weio about the same as
those mentioned by Mr, 11. II. Alluutt, ot
tlarnsey, Alleutt & Co., insurance agents
in the New llugland building. Mr, Alleutt
stated that it would be Impossible for him
to glvo tho amount ut Insurance on the
burned buildings und their contents, us
thu papers were all locked in his oillce,
but ho stuted that tho os was fully cov
creel by lusuiauce.
From other sources It was learned that
the company hud recently Increased lis
Insurance considerably, und that the build
Invrs and contents were insured for their
full amount; about IS60.000 was oil stock
and the remainder on buildings and ma
chinery, lieu ureas, Jma been, an tha bull
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