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THK KANSAS CITY JOURNAL. SUNDAY. APRIL 7, 1S05.
A PRINCE OF CRIMINALS.
nr.M.inKAiu.F. ami infamous tits
TOItY of n. otto von Mtit.i.nt.
tie I ItMndeil a Murderer, it IIIrhiiiIkI
nd it lllcliitnj- ttolilirr-ltl. I Imliy
Career In Limrrtiro nml
Kun'n I'll-, U.K.
A little los than n onr oro tliere
went to Lawrence from ICniutu Cllji
JCnj., n rieniinn iiilclnti by tho runup
of Dr Otto Von M tiller, anil ho tl,-Ktril
to tnnWe I1I5 liomo there, after having
made a number of lilps to the city tie
had been llvlliff In Knnnns City, Ivns..
some month.", and while there ticoanv
acquainted nllh the ery best people In
the city. Ho traveled to n few of the
larger town In Knnsnf, and nfter mak
lnp quite a reputation In I.-twrcnre
moved there, He was well Introdiued
nnd was taken In hand by one of the
leadlnK dniRKlt of the city, who had
become acquainted with him In Kansas
City, Dr. Von Mullcr icnted a house,
and fitted up nn elegant otllce In the
nn. otto vox muller.
business part of town, lie was admitted
to the very best society, and claimed to
he a wealthy German, who was practic
ing medicine Minply as a pastime. Ho
puichased furniture, n hoiso and buggy
nnd everything to make the very best
of appearances. He was very popular
with the club men of the city, and was
a leader In the Lake-view Fishing and
Hunting Club, which had then just lln
lshed Its elegant quarters wcm of Law
rence about live miles. He could tell a
good stoiy, and was so popular that
toon after his nnlval In that city he was
given a banquet at the club houso.whose
tloors had been thrown open to him.
Dr. Von Muller made a specialty of
cases as a physician that other doctors
had given up, and though he chutged
feis that wore enormous, he soon had
a number of patients. Jle made a num
ber of cures, and some of them weie lit
tle short of miraculous. He had with
his a son about 12 years old, Alexander
tiy name, who was a very blight boy
and exceedlnly well educated. He told
that this hoy was heir to on Immense
fortune, and the boy was lionized when
ever he was allowed to appear In pub
lic, which was very seldom. The doctor
had money on deposit at two of the
banks of the city, and paid all his bills
with the exception of that for lious-e fur
nituro which he purchased. He was
rather fond of bragging about the large
amounts he had at the banks, but In
quiry since then has ascertained that ho
never had very great sums on deposit.
Dr. Von Muller was quite a favorite
among the young ladles whom he met
on acocunt of his excessive politeness
and his pleasant convetsatlonal poweis.
He called on many of the best known
young women of the city, made a num
ber of proposals of marriage, nnd It was
rumdred at different times that his wed
ding to some Lawrence girl was about
to take place.
After staying In Lawrence six months,
perhaps, duilng which time ho moved
in the most exclusive society and was
held in the highest esteem by all, he
left town suddenly one day, saying that
ho was called to Excelsior Spilngs, Mo.,
by a patient. From that time he was
never seen in Lawrence. Tor a while
It was believed that he had gone on the
errand that he had said, but It soon
dawned on the people that he was not
coming back. Then the men who had
sold him his fine furniture, the only
thing he did not pay for, levied on It
and It was taken possession of and sold.
There was nothing henid from Dr. Von
Muller for many months, no one having
the slightest Idea where he had gone.
The eaily part of this year a letter was
lecelved by Mr. Walter Howe, cashier
of the Lawrence National bank, stating
that n nmn giving the name of Von
Muller, and having on his peison a bank
book of the bank, had been arrested In
Warsaw, Toland, for murder, and ask
ing information about him there, nnd
w nether or not ho had any money on
deposit at the bank, as the book seemed
to show. A reply was sent, stating that
all the money had been diawn from the
hank before Von Muller had left Law
rence, and giving a history of him while
in that city. In reply to tills Informa
tion Mr. Howe received another letter
last week enclosing two photographs of
the man, taken for the "Hogties t!nl
lety" In Poland, and detailing his his
tory. The letter Is written by the bi oth
er of a wire or von aiuiier, ntm is jib
follows, showing a wondeiful career of
n modem criminal of tho veiy highest
"Capmaba, March ID, 1S33.
"I thank you very much for your fa
vor of the 2.1th ult., which I at once sent
to the chief of police at Krakan (Aus
tila). "Inclosed find photograph of the mur
derer, Otto von Mueller. His namo Is
Joachim Hosse, sou of a porter, and he
Is no doctor at all, hut only a common
"In 1S75 he manled In niatystok a
widow, Anger, owner of . hiowery, and
In one jear squandered her whole for
tune. Hho Is still living In lllatystok.
In 1S78 he duped liaron Hehwachholm
nnd swindled him out of all ho had.
For this he was thrown Into prison 11 1
Kllzawetgiad, but broke Jail,
"In 1SSI ho enticed my sister, Francis
k.i, out of tho Merciful Cloister at
Zchernmun, Persia, where sho was a
nun; mairled her at Aschalhel, came
with her to my mother at Poseu and
had a dowry of J15.000 paid to htm, I
gave otders for his arrest everywhere,
but ho escaped with his wife to Chicago,
where a. son was bom to them. Two
j ears after he returned with his wifo
and child to Berlin, from which place he
sent his wife to her mother at Posen for
soma mora money. My mother, how
ever, refusing to give It, ho left my sis
ter with the sou at llerliu mid went
back to Chicago, married at Denton
Harbor an American lady, with whom
he lived six yeais, lobbed her of her
fortuno and left her with two child) en.
From Henton Harbor he. under tho
name of Count Otto von Mueller, again
returned to Germany In search of his
Beecham's pills are for bilious
ness, bilious headache, dyspep.
sia, heartburn, torpid liver,diz.
ziness, sick headache,bad taste
in the mouth, coated tongue,
loss of appetite,sallov skin.etc,
when caused by constipation ;
and constipation is the most
frequent cause of all of them.
Go by the book, Pills 10 and
15 a box. Hook frtt at your
druggist's or write B.F, Allen Co.,
365 Canal St., New York.
AoUUmiot lbn 8,tOJ,q3 toni.
ilHWi-WlV llO "5
faults worth $18.50 reduced
Suits worth $25.00 reduced
Suits worth $30.00 reduced
Suits worth 3(3.00 reduced
Brussels Carpots, & l.L'o per
.Brussels Carpets, 1.00per yard, roducod to
Brussels Carpets, S5c per yard, roduced to
Ingrain Carpets, best $1.00 yard, reducod to
Ingrain Carpets. Rood SGc por yard, reduced to. . .
Ingrain Carpets, OGo por yard, reduced to
Straw 51 ittlngs, 10c por yard to
B 3d Lounges, $7.50 to
Kitchen Tables, 00c to
Fxtension Tables, $4.50 to
Window Shades, 7 loot. 20c to
Curtain Poles, 5 leot
SQUARE DEALING INSTALLMENT FURNITURE and CARPET HOUSE,
OOK.3STEK. TWELFTH: .A-ISTO M'GEE sts.
You Can Tell Them
And no good dresser
tion 01 those line lauor Made
Spring Suits and
Now being shown in every fashionable material, and
finish at our
I Tailor Made Clothing Department
wife anil son, Alexander, IIo found
them after two months at the home of
Princess Ileuss, In Altiloebetn, Lnunlt7,
and a second time allured them to Paris,
wheio ho tried to throw his wife from
a fourth story window of the Hotel do
Xlce. IIo was bound to take away from
her the son, whom he needed for a pur
pose. An estate had been lett In Amer
ica, and his son, for whom he had sub
stituted the name Mueller, was to in
herit the estate. From Pnrls then he
went with his wife to New York; from
theie sent her to lloston, while ha with
the son dis-.ippe.tred.
"In Ronton mv sister, nennlless. Hy
on her doath bed, but he came back to
Krnknn. put his son into a Jesuit school
to bo educated, and soiiBht the hand of
a very llch l.idy, Frauleln Clauss. Here
ho was captured In November, 1S91, nnd
Is still In prison.
"IIo had mauled my sister ns HnKl
neer liaron Joachim Hose, the vvldow
AiiBer ns Siiulre Karl Franz Kosse, and
the American lady, Lonlso . In
lictiton Harbor as Dr. Otto von Mueller.
"I respectfully beseech you that you
aid me In this matter, for which I Rive
you In advnnco my most sincere thanks.
"The question now Is to prove bigamy
nsainst him, and for this purpose 1 need
tho marriage documents of my sister
nnd of tho Ameiieun lady, Louise
. Ho took fiom my sister an
her papeis us well ns all her money,
and her relation cannot be proved. Hut
In Louisville, Ky.. my sister's marriage
papers were legall7d In 1&S5-S0 In the
(lerman consulate, anl a copy must be
theie. It Is then necessary to ilnd the
lady, Louise , at Henton Har
bor, npprlio her of the facts and ask
her for her marriage p.ipcis. If I hae
theso proofs he will bo hentenced In
Kinken 011 tho charge of bigamy, threo
marriages and nn attempt at the fourth.
Would you not hnvo the klndnes? to
lay all theso facts before the editor of
jour most widily circulated paper, in
order that ho may write up the rascal
and pi lilt his pictures? Peihaps people
will bo lound who have been his victims,
or perhaps he has been married to still
"I shall awnlt fuither Information
from 011 on this matter.
"in a restnuiant In Nowo-Itadomsk In
1ST0 he criminally assaulted a waitress
named Stefeia ami then murdered her.
I wns Infoimed of this by tho chief of
police In Kraken. Ho was also Imprls
oned for nine months in Swltzeiland for
highway .obbery. Your.
"Wnrschau, 5 Kuptieln street."
ntllous co lo can bo quickly cured by , tak
ing C'hamberluin'H Oollc, Chplera nml Plar
"liocw, Ueinedy. It Is prompt and eitectual.
Tho following deaths were reported to
tho health nep.iruncni yrit-i.
Cedar street: April 5; capillary bronchitis,
burial In Oik drove.
Perrlne. ; aged 7ii years; residence HIS
Olive street! iiemlpllglui April 5; burial in
Hardolph. III. , , ., ..
Johnton, Charles; aged 14 years! residence
6S3 Troost aenue; April 3; pneumonia; bur.
MUchell. "willlam: aged SO years; resl.
dence iS2i Oak street; April 5; burial in
Tho following births were reported to the
health department yesterday:
, ... T ...lifi. (rii-l. lt. Vinanllnt, AnHl K
Hoss. James, 'jr.. and Mary U; girl; 433
West Fifteenth street; April ti.
waro, i-. i. "' i"juib, bw nw.
Tenth street; March 6.
Clancy. Prink and Katie; girl; SIM Sum
mlt street; April C.
The members of the Prohibition Club
have been notified that a called meeting
will be held on Monday evening next at
the residence of J. C. Westlme, No. 407
West Sixteenth street, to plan and discuss
new arrangement end important business.
OUR OWN HORN
And Let Other People Do the Same.
HHH 01 BUST!
yard, reduced to 1.00
should fail to make an inspec
Jnclcnoti I.ltliln .Spring Water.
You can get ten gallon? of Jnckion Llth
la Springs Water, delivered nt jour homo
any u heru in Kansas C'l.y Mo., for $1 or
at your home In Kunsii Cltv, Kas . ' for
Jl 25. Why do ou pay from ten to ilftem
times as much for other I.ltliln, waters
when manj physli'lnns fav there Is none
better on the murket than the Jackson
I.lthti? We rerpilre 1.73 depo.lt to guaran
tee tho return of can and faucet within
sixty dajs, but will send for the tame nn
return tho JI.75 upon li-eeint of notlro nt
room 50 New England building, or b tel
ephone H6J. that the can Is empty This
water remains pure for an lnddlnlio time
We ship It in cans to many places In other
8tatJACKSON I.ITHIA SPItlXGS CO
CM New nngland building.
II. D. Smlthion, auctioneer, 714 Walnut
bargains at Wednesday nnd Saturday sales!
Iiitest nnd bfst felling books, papem and
magazines at IJ. Click's new location.
School books bought, sold nnd eichamrsd
at McArdlo's, 17 Uaat Fifth street.
Upright planoi. nearly nw. n natural
wood cases. A. It. Herry, 713 Main.
Order your Ice cream nnd cake for Sun.
day dinner from Morton's.
All "up to dato" music at lowest Drlces
at J. n. Hell's, 611 Main.
Ten cents a week.
At your door every mornlnc,
Jl 00 a year by mall.
Tell your neigh' or.
i:lnwn Mimd for Cnmlrtlnn.
Hx-Justlco of the Peace 'William II.
Hiowne had a narrow escape In tho crim
inal court yesterday from convictiun upon
the charge of Illegally retaining a tine im
posed by him upon a drugglat for selling
Idiuor In violation of the law. The lawyer-
for the state and defense finished their
arguments in the case at 11 o'clock anil
then tho Jurois then rethed to dullbei.ite
upon their verdict. After tnklng a few
ballots all except ono of the Jurymen
agreed to convict. The twelfth man urged
many objections to returning a vcidlct of
guilty and all tho arguments the others
could bring to bear upon him were uu
availing. Ho remained obstinate and when
Judge Woltord called the Jurors beloro him
In the criminal court room at 4 o'clock the
twelfth nun Informed him that there was
no hope of nn ngicement. The Juiois were
A canvass among thn druggists of this
plnco reveals the tact thut Chamberlain's
1110 the most popular proprlctaiy medleliifs
old Chambi 1 Iain's Cough Itemedj, cspe.
dally, is regarded as In the lead of ull
tin oat troublA remedies, and, ns iuch, Is
freelv prescribed bv nlivbiclant,. As a
t'loup medicine, it Is also iiuixcelled ami
mosi rnmine wun young ciiunreu heen a
bottle nlw.ivs hamlv for Inst.int use. Tho
editor of the Graphic has repeatedly known
Chamberlain's Cough llcmedy to do tho
work after all other medicines hud fulled.
The Kimball (S, V.) Qraphic.
The union meetings of the Calvary Hap.
tlst church and Central Pnsbytcrlun
church, to be conducted by Hev, JJr. W,
M. Wharton, of Haltlmure, begin to-day,
Services at ll o'clock u, in. In Central l'rps.
byterlan church. Thero will be a talk to
young people at 3 o'clock p. in. In Cal.
vary liaptlst church and preaching at
night In Calvary Haptlit church. All cor.
dlally Invited, Seats free
Murrluge Ucensos limed,
The following couples were yesterday 11.
censed to many;
Name, , Age.
Heniy Costello, Kansas City ,.......,-)
Palsy Hoy, Kansas City ,, ,,,,,,,,15
William J. Sylvles, Kansas City,,,, ,,,,,,20
Anna V, Sundeen. Kansas City., ,.,,,,, 17
Chuiles Slayton. Kansas City.,, .,,,,.,, ,,23
I.lio Kawjer, Kansus City,,, ,...,,,,.., ,.22
aranvlllo Smith, Kansas City ,,,,,,,,,2J
Muttle Tuft ,..,....,.,.....,,...,.,..,.,
Ten cents a week.
At your door every morning,
$4.00 a year by mail.
Tell your neighbor.
THERE is no tomfoolery about things at our store. What we promise to do we do with an honest thoroughness that
commends us to your respect ami confidence. Bargains are promised and advertised, and you find them even
superior in merit to what you had expected. That's a way we have of doing business! ever springing greater nlir
prises of wonder, giving even better values than we had promised nnd always making your outlay nunc pleastirably
profitab'e than you could have wished for. The goods herein announced give you but a limited idea of the many
remarkable bargains that will appeal most persuadingly for the trade that will build up a big record for our
GREAT EARLY MIE M
Housekeepers placing their
accounts with us can pay same on
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ThoMERCANTrijB IS THK FAVOIUTK TEN CENT ClfiAII.
Tork.ilo in-all rirt.elass Dralcrs Manufarinrul hv lh V. it. Ill tin li:ic ANTll.i H. VH
CO. factory Na 301 bt. I.011U. .Mo. Chas. W I.amii Wtttorn Act. 0)1 LjrilU Ava, Wat Cltj
Tor Inebriety am! Morphinism, 710 Wyandotte St., Kansas City, Ho.
ajTS-A com'Mru; couicsk or Tm:A'nu:.NT-a7G
Tho Wheirol Cure U tho oldest cure. It U loiorsea by tlio U. S. GoTornment, anll tht
onlyonotliat tiolitly Biuraiitet3luorUlnB4 completounU iwrmaneut cura liowarool m
tatlou. lU'colUct lUere it no Wbermll IiwtUuw iu Kansas City, Ivanta
latoQla Temple, Caltuso. Sold In Kansas City,
Try the Journal,
Lcos Than Hnlf.
Values at $ O
OP JAPAN and GHINfl MrtTT
NOWHERE ON EARTH CAN THE VALUES BE EQUALED.
NEVER BEFORE HAS YOUR CHANCE BEEN SO FAVORABLE.
Rolls of 10 Yards, Fa Ikg $6.60 Price. . $3.93
Jiolls of JO Yards, Value $7.50 Price S4.67
Rolls of M) Yards, Fa lue $&'. 00 Price , S5.35
Jl'oV.s of 10 Yards, Value $8. JO Price - S5.90
Jiolls of JO Yards,
411 '7 -A r -a.iikc7.
Jiolls of JO Yards,
Jiolls of 10 Yards,
Rolls of JO Yards,
Rolls of JO Yards,
Safe Repository and Market of Economy!
TbU Fnuiooi Ilmedycurciiulclilyrernianent
If ullut;ruu dUeu(,Kuk JJeoiuf) ,Ljtf Uruhi
l'o or, lUailaiiie, tultttuluci. iut Tl(ultl
nltfbtlyeuilisluni.ovll driauii. lrcpyiyucy uuii Viust
luk' Jlfcuti cauea ty uutblul rtror or e
cetc. Cutitiilunu opiate. lu ucr (uuluuuil
11kuU builder Mukv tbu patu uu 1 puurnroai: uud
i lump. Kailr carrlta In vtt potket. hljirdyxi
ii for$5. Jtyinullprt'i'alJ wuhrrlt(euuarantcfl
tocureur money relumleu. Wrlto u,lrce medical
ItuuU altd plain wrppcr.wltu tettlmuulals euj
fiii&ncl&l reference!. Nu thurv r rttnaulii
Mo., by 11. C. Arnold, Prucgist, CtU & Main SU
45c per month.
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AN KXQDISITB 15EAUTY.
No $S. 50 Rocker can
compare with it
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Value $J2. 50 Price
Value $ 11.50 P'rice
Value $ J 8.00 Price
Want Supplied Under One Roof!
H 1 if in
Pi i y
loa and KM West )th Street, Kansas City, Mo.
Tins )lil Jidlnlilo liiirtnr. Olile.t In Aci, l.miEe.t I.octeil, A llarvfcx
(ir.nlualo ill .llnllrliio liter SJ7 Vour bpuilul 1'ractUo,
Atithorlzcil bv thn Stata to Hout CHDOMC. NCRYOUS uii SflCUL DISUSES. Curm
(ruarontiiiiU'riiioneyvofunileil. Ail moilldci furuliUfil reuc j lor uaf. o i)teu
llmi Initn Imslat-sti. l'atii'iitt nt u il-smiu o irrateil I'y until nail oir cs. Medlclurs
eniun.ryw!-cr,frtfojroiut;uz(iorljrcu.irt Cfcur;c linr. llurMnOffiMcuiol. Au un4
eiiierlcuui hid lini ortunt. btr.ioyouri.J;o anJiLi (ci'UTtts, Lomultallcu 19 (an iu:d coua
deutUl,cltl,criwruajllyorliyli)Ut.r. .,.... .. .
Seminal Weakness and Sexual Debility, (KrK!K'.!SE
nroilucitiK losses, jilroplei and bloirhci un Ihn Jace, mshci ot lilood to lieuil, rait In lucU, coil
JunliUcaiiiua(uwi.iiilni-as, busbiulnekt. iivcrsimi to j-oclotj, Ipsa ot muul power, lo ot
manhood, 4e , rural tor 1I!. I cm stop ull iilRUt Iocj, reitorn lot 1 1 oiiial ion t r, rcalorc uon
anu urcuu power, tuiaiu uuuBircuiuvu iicji,
o. .. I ! I ! that tcrriblo illsi-aso. lit nil Its
OyiJIWIlD, forma uml Mnu'es cured tor
life, IlloodVclpnlnir, )kln Dlbeasca, Ulcer'!,
aiiellluKa, Pores, (ionorrl era nml Uleet, unit all
lonnsof l'rltttu IJiseaic-a poolllvely cured or
Rnn!.' tor both ecxei, PO rases, SI pictures.
UUUlv truoto lllo. .UU lull description of
above discuses, tho effects end cure, etut teal,
odln plain wrappTfgr no. In stumps. Head this
utile uou nmi uav.i a n;v oi cjut-auux.3.
t- C L A
t-reo iUUbCUill Ul rtHilLUUiy thdunondsotiurloslliM.ahol 3 a. m.fSp,.
life UUo models unci wur flgunM dcerly laiprcM tha miud; school of la-l Sjniiut 10 ( 13.
Btruotlon criuon without words. ...
U It IJiaiimSSOaiHooilttJ In ttt bank, utkh I al.l firtit fir aim f.'nwi Met I taeivt curs,
0. vr. woomv.iKi). v, a. paxo.v. j, o. iioutom.
WOODWARD, FAXON & CO,,
DUALERS IN PAINTS, OILS AND GLASS,
l2QSndJ298 ynlenAYG- (Neat ujiign lpoUtJlansfAfLCitiJits
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be found to
(PJa C9 9 i j
- S8.90 ?$
S!0. 85 H
SI!. 80 M
iiiiauuiiud.iijuu a. u. ,a,,,uj,v.
Q-f i'ir-riir permanently cured nllhout
"H luuuifc. cuustlc, cuttlui, bougies or
eouud. No pain, no exposure, l'.i'.nut cuu
uo tbo triutmeni ul hcu.o.
SUnr. CUUH. 1bOBrcatei.tdli,cciery in tha
unuaW it u.eillcl&f. Olio dou Bites relief; J
tewilosoarcmoio (erer nnd laluiu Jolntu;-
euro In u low days. frCLd js'.utement, ot ca.e.
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