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TITfi KANSAS CITY JOURNAL. SUNDAY, APltIL 7 , 1895.
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Knnsq City lint I he bet sjMrtn of
Wibllc schools In this country, nml they
have berti brmiRlit to tlilH IllKll iolllon
lv the unwlflfdi nml uncr-aitltiR efforts
if the board of education, together with
the efficient work of superintendent .1.
M. Otpcnwooil. Air. IJ. V. Thomon,
the photographer, has therefore done a
piBiinl rvlee In prepitlnR it Broilp
picture of every member of the board
since It orffnl"ntkm In the niiniinor of
IV67, with tin' ixopptlon of 1'atrii k flinn
n hi. nf iiniii no photograph cotild be
i.litiiliu-il. The picture will be htinir In
th" ronrrn of the board In thu public
l'rhnH no school board ever had n
hirdor tak than did the Kansas City
1 oaril when It wb orKiinlf'Pd' twenty-
IkIh tar ago. The war had demoial
li'd pvcrjthlnit nml the outlook for the
muse of education una u tltiuuy one.
There weie no fundi with which to
. id-t bulldlm;, nml nit tho iiu.irtcta
available wore uniented buildings,
one of the mot nrdent friend of the
public i hui In during his residence In
thu city. He ciii'otintercd many nb
ta I. n n trrnsurer of the board, nnd
duriiii: hl three e.irV Fcrvlce he p r
tunned signal Seivlce In behalf of the
can" of eduoatlon In till cltv,
Willi mi t: Shelllcld, the first prc.
tic nt uf the bnntd of education, was con
licelPil with the bonid for sit voars,
dllilhgnll of which time lie was lt pren.
Ideiil. He Worked ery hard for the up
building of the public schools of the
cltv, and to his enthusiastic offoit?, sc
o tided n the) Were by the active co-oper-nllon
of hi fellow members. Is due the
excellent standing which the school
soon secured. He entered the service of
the city nt u time when tho prospnets
were not vety encouraging, mil nu left a
system of public schools firmly estab
lished. He was for many years a promi
nent attorney of this cltv, and Is now lo
cated nt Hpi Incllf III, Mo
Hon. Henry c. Kiiiupf, the !lrt cere
taiy of the bonid of education of Kah
sas City, has always been known a one
of the most pl-opifKslve and illbllc plr
Ited citizen of till clt, It Is not stir-pilsllif,-,
therefore, that he should have
been selected a member of the llrst
boaid of education During the twelve
Sears he Kav- to the cause of the public
schools he was one of the most valued
Membets of the boanl. He relit ml fiom
tha boird soon after It" nrRiutlzntlun,
but In lvo he was ilKalll elected n mint
bur, nnd he served u uch until the fall
of ISM, when he leslned, Duilnc the
eleven yeais of his second term of
icrvlco he acted us secretary of the
uci i is of the schools, In the establish
ment "f which he twk nn Important
part. He Is n lnrno property owner and
..ii of the well known CJermnn citizens
of the city.
Dr Joseph Tcld ably represented the
rtrrmnn element ilnrini? the V ears 1R70.
) H7I and 1S72, and Is sllll an ardent
y frl -ml of the public chool system. He
Is one of the best known cltlaetis of the
(lt, beltiB n hcavw property owner and
iHKseaoed uf ti latRc furtutie. Dr. Teld
has lived In Kunsns City for many
ltev. X. X. Itiiekner was one of the
ablest members of the lunrit.nml thouch
he "crved for only two vtnis be nn
dired valuable service He was iidtnlr
ably etiulpped for the work, belli? an
able educator hlmelf. He had had
i Inn bo of n Hnptlst s hoot at Columbia
nnd nt l.oxlhKtoii befoie comlhK to this
cltv After his arrival here he ctnh.
llsheil a school, which he conducted for
some years. He was a minister nnd n
cultured ncntleman. He died some
) ca rs a tro.
Mr. Henry It, Seeper was n member
of the board fiom 1ST1 to the close of
IvT.t. He was for some yeais n Jeweler
of this city nnd l still HvltiK nt nn ad
vanced n&e. He Is the father of William
H. Stoper. of the Citizens' Xntlonnl
bank. Mr. keener made it solid nnd
sub'tantlal member of the boanl, his
business ability being of great vnlue In
conducting the nffnlrs of the bond.
Thomas K. Hannn, of tho llrm of llurn-
li.itn. Ilnnnii, Mimger & Co ( wns n mem
bet of the boaid from UT2 to the cloe
of !S7t. Mr. lltiim.i Is one of the enter-
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JVCXa pnes JFif.n '.lis' i c James ";y.-
V. 1'. Thomson, Pbotocraplier
church basements and sdmllar locations.
Hut tho first school boa id was made up
of the same kind of inm who compose
the pic&ent board. The) knew no such
word na fnlluie, and the) were not
afiald of hard work And it took bard
work to brlns anMhlnclout of such n
situation as confronted them. Though
the board was not organized until Au
gust, )et the first public schools in this
tlty W'eie opened In October of the same
)ear 1&67. The membeis of that pioneer
board vv.re W. U Slulllehl, picbident;
Henry C. Kumpf, ttcrelury. J. A. Ilach
mnn, treasurer; B. II. Allen, Dr. T. li.
Lester and E. II. Spalding There were
nt this time only 2,150 children of school
age in the entlio city, and sixteen tencli-
rs were employud tho Hist jeur. Pro
fessor J. 13 Bradley performed tho
duties of superintendent of city schools
and teacher In the Central school.
lief ore tho close of the next jear there
were three tchool building:? which be
longed to the olt). having bern erected
by tho boaid. The necessity for speedy
action was madu appnient by nn in
inase in the number of children of
school ago of (S3 per cent, and at the
luse of the i-ohool )eur there were 3,n"A
pupils enrolled, with an aerage dally
attendance of l.SSS.
Prom that day to this there 1ms been
no backward step taken In the develop
ment of the public school system of
Kansas City. The board of education
has tver been composed of enthusiastic
educators, men who have devoted not
only their time nnd serious thought, but
largely of their money to the upbuilding
of tho schools. The roll of honor com
prises tho mimes ot eveiy man who has
tver sat on iho board. The board has
sat like a lot uf bankers, as has been
said of It.and tho business of the schools
has bten transacted with the same fidel
ity as t in pitvato business of the mem
bers has been attended to. To this fact
is due the rapid and continuing ad
vancement of the public schu'd s)stem
of the city.
Hon. 13. If. Allen was a member of
the til ait boaid of education In the city,
and though he vv.i an active member
for only a few jenrs, bo has alwajs
been a firm and actlvo filend of the
public schools over since. He has Ken
In business In Kansas City fui thirty
years, and Is at presuut president of tho
IJxehango Jiuildlng Association, Ho Is
U gentleman of unusual cultme mid
wide reading, and is mie of the sub
stantial business men of tho city.
Kphrnlin J I. tijmlding, thu father ot
Professor J. V Spalding, of Spalding's
commercial collegL, was a member of
the (list board of the city, and was al
wa)s active and earmst In the advance
ment of the schools. He seivid until the
expiration uf his term in Uo?
IJl. T. Ii Lester, tho father of Dr.
Charles II. I."oier. was one of those, pio
neer members of the board. He was
splendidly equipped for ihe work and
his henit wus in it. lie was horn in
Virginia In JSS1, and died in this city
seven )ears ugo He attended medlc.il
lectures lu Kt. Louis, his studies being
Interrupted by the breaking out of thu
Mexican war, In which ho lendered ex
cellent service as a surgeon and hospltaj
I director. He resumul Ids studies at the
close of the war, and for uwiille prac
ticed medicine in Illinois, but In 1631 ho
removed to this city, which ho mado his
home for thirty-four jears, He was ojio
of the founders of the Kansas City Med
ical eollegv and wfole a numbei of med
ical works. Dr. Lester was a member of
the boird of education for tour yeais,
and was known as one of the most effi
J, A. Itachman, another member ot the
first 'board and its first treasurer, "was
boatd and vvai Identified with the cause
of education in a conspicuous degree.
Mr. Kumpf is one of the most respect
ed cltl.ens ot Kansas City and has held
many other Important public trusts,
having -eiveil as mayor for several
)eais, resigning his place on the board
to become mayor of the city.
Alpha A. iiainbildge, though he was
a member of the bouid foi only a short
time, yet rendi red conspicuous services
while connected with It. He served as
seeietaiy fiom the resignation ot Mr.
Kumpf in 1SA7 to tho close of Ills term
In IStl Mi. B.Unbrldge was born in
New York In 175S and taught school for
some jears In that state. When I", years
ot age he went to Cleveland, O., and
liter went to Indiana, wbeie bo lived
for some )eais. He came to this city In
lvio and lived here tor many years,
d)lng here nt nn ndvunced age a tuw
yeais ngo He was an ardent friend of
the cause of education. In which ho had
labored In his eaily llle, and was a val
uable member of the board during his
connection Willi it.
Patrick Shannon, ex-mayor of Kansas
City, served ns n member of tho board
in lMIS and ISM, but the services he ipii
ilered dm Ins that brief peilod were im
portant nnd valuable. He was one of the
strongest champions of the cause of ed
ucation, and when ho resigned in the
winter of liCH It was with regret that
his lelations with the boaid were sev
ered. Hut the esteem In which lie was
helil b) tho people of this city was evi
denced by his hi lection as the i lilef ex
ecutive of the city. He died years ago,
having beon In the dry goods business
for many years'.
Hon. J. V. C. Karnes began his dis
tinguished M-rvlces in behalf of tho pub
lic schools of the clt) in the tall of lfco9,
nnd for tbliteen years he was a member
of tho boatd, resigning In IS'-', only to
be recalled to the seiiie ot the cause of
education In Jul) of 1SS1, since which
time he has bun a number of the
board. Perhaps no name is more Inti
mately associated Willi the hlstoiy of
tho public schools of this elty than that
ot Mr. Kaines, and the .schools bavi
certainly had no miangir advocate and
no moie poiveiful friend. He is a law
yer of profound legal attainments and a
mltured geiultiiiau in evei) lespeet
He stands In the front rank among the
public spiilled men of the clt), being
Identified with every movement that has
for Its object the advancement of the In
terests of tho city. He Is llui head of
thu law flim of Kurnes, Holmes &
Krautholf. Mr. Kaines was treasurer of
thu boaid fiom 1S70 to 1S75 and secretary
of the board during the latter )eai He
was president of thu board from 1S70 to
James Craig was secretary of tho
boaid for live. ears, from 1S70 to 1S71,
and treasurer of the board from 1S75 tn
1S7S. Ho Is a Henchman by birth and
came to America at nn eaily age. He lb
a self-mado man In every resivect, und
began his caieer in this country by
woiking on a tallroad. Ho studied law
during leisure hours and was admitted
to thu bar In Iowa, He became u banker
also, and when he came to this city in
nt3 ho was possessed of a comfortable
fortune, which he afterwards lost In a
bridge project. He was a man of pecu
liar business qualifications, and was a
most valuable member of the board, Ho
Is now a resident of Cnmeion, Mo., and
makes frequent trips to this city.
Henry Tobener was one of the sub
stantial membeis of the board. His
service dated from 1SG9 to 1S70, serving
the full two eais. He had excellent
business judgment and was one ot the
hard workers on the board. He has al-
I way taken an ttctlvc interest iu the
prlMiig and public spirited citizens of
Knnsas Cit), heavily Intel ested in the
piogiess of the city. He Is a KentucM.m
by birth and time to this clt) in ISfo.
whole he has since resided. He asso
ciated himself lor some years with a
St Joseph Hi in, and In 1SC5 a wholesale
branch of the dry goods house estab
lished at St Joseph was established in
this cit). Time was a branch also at
Piattsmouth, Neb., and wiillf acting as
tho mannger of this branch Mr. lianna
was elected a member of the first Ne
braska senate. Immediately upon com
ing to this city he took an active inter
est in thu public schools, and lour )ears
after his ai rival ho was elected to the
school bonid Ills services as a member
of the board weio aluable and Impor
tant. Major Henry A. White is a gentleman
whose name Is vrry Intimately and hon
orably connected with the public school
system of tills city, lie was the second
president of the board of education, suc
ceeding Ml. W IJ. Shetlleld, and he
served during the )ears 1S7.I and 1S74
I'or the past twenty ears he has been
superintendent of tho Woodland school,
and is known ns one of tho ablest edu
eators In the schools, as well as one of
the stauiichest fi lends of tho public
si hool H)stem Major White has per
foimed distinguished service 111 the
cause of tdiiuitlon In Kansas City, nnd
has a icmtd of honor and distinction.
JJx-Ma)or Chailes A. Chare was n
member of the board for eleven years,
serving fiom 1S73 to ISM, and during
that long fui loil he rendeied Invaluable
service- iu behalf of the schools. The
Chace school was named after him, and
Ins term of scivico was only ended by
his resignation, which occurred in the
summer of 1S81. He lett tho state sev
ei.il years ago, but his Influence upon
the public school system of the city will
be lasting and his name will always be
associated with thorn.
Colonel H II. Hunt, one of the best
known citizens of Kansas City, was a
member of the boaid for live years, fiom
1S71 to 1S7V He was known as n flim
file ml of the causo of public schools and
was u llbeial and public spirited mem
ber of the buard. Colonel Hunt is an
ex-mayor of tho city, and Is tho owner
of considerable pioperty tu various pans
uf tho city He has been a resident of
Knnsas City lor n great many yeais.
Henry Swltzer was ono of tho best
members ot the boaid. He served from
1S75 tu the time of Ills death In the
spilug of 1SS0, Ho was a liberal and
progiessive member nnd the Swltzer
school beats his mime as a mark of ap
preciation of the services he rendered.
Mr Swltzer was born In Geimany nnel
came to this country lu 1SD0 at the uge
of 13 years. He was the possessor of a
liberal education, having itcelved a
tialniug lu some of thu best schools of
the Continent. Ho learned the trade of
a plgai maker and went Into business
for himself soon ufter coming to Lexlng
ton.Mo, Later he went to Leavenworth,
Kas., but removed to this city in 1S0S,
and for many yeais conducted a pros
perous cigar business In this city, The
llrm established by him Is still In bus
iness here Mr, Svvlizer was secretary
of the board of education for five years,
being succeeded by Hon. Henry C.
I:. L. Martin enjoys the distinction ot
having served as a member and otllcer
of the board of education for twenty
years, and In point of service U tho
oldest member of the boaid. He acted
as treasuier of the board for sixteen
years, und only resigned his ofllce on
account of private business a year ago.
his successor being K. i Swinney, of
the First National bank. Mr. Martin is
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HASKEIjIj BROS., Kuii"..iii City, Km.
KANSAS CITY AVERY PLANTER CO.,
still a member uf the board ami takes
an active p.ut in its deliberations Ho
is one of the muht enterprising nml
irnffi(sMo citizens of the cltv anil U
identified with .1 number of the most
Important and valuable commercial en
terpribes of the city. He is the pusl
Urnt of the Kansas City, I'itt.sbutff fi
Gulf i.iilro.id, and Is largely interested
in the piojects of the MlM-ourl, Kans.H
and Texas Tiust Company
It. L,. Yeaifer lias been piesldcnt of the
board continuously for ne.irlj thirteen
jeirb, and iIuiIuk his administration tho
schools h.ie pioopeied and piOKiested.
He was elected a member of the lio.nd
In 1S7D. and has been a member continu
ously for M.ieen iais. He was made
president of the boanl III 1SSJ and has
been pie-jldent ever since. Mr. Veafjer
Is a piomlnent lawyer of the city and
has lived hero for many years. Ho lias
rendered invaluable Fervlco to thi
cause of education In this city.und to his
wlb.- nilminlstiiition Is laiKely due the
pH'bfiu position of the bchools.
General Tiank Abkew was a member
of tho bonid for elKlit jenis, and ren
deied impuitunt bei vices. He has been
a lesldeut of the city for many years
and Is a piomlnent bubliiebs man and
capitalist at the present time.
Urn diner I.athrop, bon of the late
piesldcnt or the state university, was u
member of the board from US2 to 1M3,
when lie lesiKiied because he had mqed
outsldo thu township and could not le.
Bally remain a member of the board, ot
w lileh he was the first vice president. He
held that olllce durliiB the entire period
of his beivlcc. Jlr. L.ithrop Is tho head
of tho law llrm of Lathi op, Monow, fat
& Moore, and thoiiKh u youiiR man com
paratively is one nf the leaders of tlia
local bar. Tho Lathrop school Is named
J. Crawford James, a member of the
piesent board, has been a member con
tlnuouslj for the past eleven yeuis, nnd
has moved one of the most faithful
members of the board, lie Is a member
of the wholesale glassware and ifueens
ware llrm of T. M, James Ac Sons. Mr.
James Is one of the strongest f I lends of
tho public schools In the city, and has
lendeied dlstlnnuUhed service In their
behalf. He wns president of the Com
mercial Club last year, anil Is known as
ono of tho substantial business men of
the city. . ., , ,
Joseph U Norman, of the abstract
tlrm or Norman i: Itobeitson. is a mem
ber of the present boaid, and has
served continuously since ,HS7. He was
bom In Illinois and went to Kansas ia
1&57, when a boy of 10. In li61 lie came
to this city and opened a bchool In Weal
poit. The breaUlnt' out of the war
caused him to close his school, and with
some of his older pupils start to the de
fense of Kansas City, then threatened
with invasion. He served durliifc- the
war with ciedlt, and for many years
past has been engaged in tho abstract
The late Major I.uln K. Thacher was a,
member of the board for four years, from
lfcOO to the time of his death in the fall
of 11)91. He was a cultured and widely
read gentleman and a firm friend of the
echcoU. He vm a capitalist, and for
many yoais before his death had tie.
oted his attention to the management
of his -varied infi rests in this city. He
had lived here eer since tho will, and
was known as u progressive and public
Hon. Kiank A. Tnxon, who succeeded
Major Timelier. Is one of the prominent
and successful business men of the cky,
being a member of the wholesale drug
firm of Woodward, Faxon .t Co. He has
made this city his home for twenty-live
eais, nnd is prominent in eveiy move
ment for the advancement of the city.
Mi. raxon btands in the tiont i.mk of
the repiesentatlve business men of the
city nnd has been president of the Com
nieiclal Club. He Is identllled with all
charitable and worthy objects where the
welfare of thu city lb concerned, and Is
piesldcnt of the 1'iovident Association
nt the piebent time. Mr. r.ixon bilngs
to the duties of member of the board the
hound business methods ot a first-class
business man and tho culture of a gen
tleman of varied leading and piogres
It i.s a remniknule fact that duilng
the twenty-eight years of Its existence
tha boaid of education has had but
twenty-beven members. It has had but
four ntebidents W. V.. Sheffield, J. V. C,
Kutnes, lleniy A. White and It. I..
Yeager whose average term of service
is seven years. There hae been seven
secretaries and only four treasurers.
NEW PASSENGER SERVICE,
lriiui Kauai City t l.i the llurlliiglou
miNVHIl Kl'URIAI," leaves Kansas
City dally lo.Eo a. in., solid train; arrives
Denver. 7:3n a. m.
"Ill'ftl.lNGTON NHW I.INI1 VIA nil.
LINUS." for runet Sound and I'aclllc Co ist
from Kansas City, leaves at I0.W a. in.
Tills lino gives patrons an opportunity to
visit Hot KpriUKS, Hon Hi Dakota, llliuk
Hllls nml Yellowstone l'ark, ami It Is the
Hhoit line between Kinibas City and lleltnu
by 2U miles, llutte 213 miles, Hpokamt 171
miles, tieuttlo llo miles und Tacoma 115
This la the most marvelous scenic route
nnd perhaps the most Interesting across the
continent. ,.,,.. ., ,
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noints via this line.
Tor full Information address If. C. Orr,
nurllnstou Home, Kansas city, Mo,
New bleeper nn thu Alton,
lleglnnlng with April 1st, the Chicago &
Alton lUllroad will run two sleepers dally
In their "St. Louis Limited" between Kun
bus City and ht. Louis. 'Ihe tnoVuvv blejp
ins cars assigned to this service ure named
the llajej.tlc" and Teutonic," after tho
two new White btar line Atlantic occun
steamers. Hach jear brings oomethlng new
in the carbulliler's art and with each Im
provement we exclaim that surel iiolhlua
more cau be added. Viewing the new Alien
sleepers, with their large, roomy compart
meiits, drawing rooms, and perfectly an.
pointed toilet rooms, ono would Imagine
the builder possebbed the lamp ot Alladln.
GOING TO CHICAGO TO-NIGHT?
The liurllngton fust train "Kll" leaves at
S:SU. The only line serving meals on Ihe
cafe plan between Kunsas City and Chi
cago, in addition to regular meal service.
This entire train Is equipped with all iaoL
rn Improvement. Service uajtcelld.
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Administrator nini Heceiver,
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