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tllR KANSAS CITY JOURNAL SUNDAY. MAY 12, Ifc
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CALIFORNIA IN COREA,
n00H AMKlttCAX STOlttr.S IN -run
counts or Tin: i-aii j:ast.
Hon- n Mllltnnntro Died for Three Cent
Tlilrty-llvo KImm nl 81 im Apleco
Senator ifnnr nntt n Hlcti
lto4lon1(in.
(Copyrighted, ISM, by frank O. Carpenter.)
On' if the brightest Americans who ever
went t to Ala Ii General Clarence
Greathouse, who Is now the forelun ail
vlser to the king of Coren. General Great,
house comes from one ot the oldest fami
lies of Kentucky, ltc emUrnted some y nr-v
ngo to California, and made himself there
noted ns u San Francisco lawyer and a
newspaper edl;or. He wns at one time
owner of the examiner, and shortly after
ho sold tills ho was appointed consul gen
eral to Yokohama. He look the position
In order to have a vacation In Japan, and
left It to go to Coren. During his stay In
California ho was eloely associated with
the greatest of the mining millionaires
there. He had hoard wonderful tales ot
the cold mines of Coren, and I Imagine
that the real reason for his acceptance
of his present position at the Corcan
court was that he might In some way
learn about these sold mines, and got a
concession for them. I knew General Great
house very well, but 1 have no authority
from him for the above statement. He Is a
shrewd, far seeing" man, however, and It
will not bo surprising If ho one day comes
back to the United States a millionaire.
At present ho Is living In the city ot Seoul,
where he has a magnificent establishment,
nnd lives In right royal stjle. The king
has honored him In every possible way.
He has the rank of a noble, and he rldos
about the city In n chair carried by four
Fcrvants In livery and accompanied by sol
diers, lie puts on a great deal of dignity
In his Intercourse with the Corcan of
ficials, but at home he is the same frank,
open Westerner thnt he was when he was
only a common citizen In the United Stntes.
General Grcathotise Is one ot the best
story tellers among our public men, nnd
his mind Is packed with gossip nnd tnles
nbout the California millionaires with
whom he has been so closely associated.
It was one night Inst summer, when we
were sitting together on the veranda of
ins pnince, Willi a coupic ot uorean serv
ants near by to light our pipes and fill
our glasses, that wo began to talk of old
days in California.
How n Millionaire Died fur Three Cents.
The conversation turned to the miserly
economies of rich men. and General Great
house asked me If I had ever heard how
one of the greatest millionaires In Cali
fornia was killed by trying to save 3 cents.
I replied thnt I had not, nnd he went on:
"It was the famous Michael Iteosc.whose
estate panned out $1 l.OuO.flOO. Yon have
certainly heard of .Michael Ileese. lie
was enormously wealthy, nnd they used to
sing a song In the dance saloons of San
Francisco, every verso of which ended
something like this:
" 'When Michael Reeso
Gives mo a piece.
Then I'll forget my love.'
"Well, Michael Reese was a German Jew,
who had originally been a peddler In Vir
ginia. He enmo out to California nnd in
vested In all sorts of things. Ho bought a
great deal of real estate at low prices. It
rose In value and made him very wealthy.
I met his nephew In Yokohama during mv
stay there, nnd ho told mo his estate had
amounted to $14,000,000, nnd that lteese had
left the most of it to his relatives In Chi
cago. He said that ho had left $1,000,000 to
one charity In thnt city, nnd ho told me
that lie himself was one of the benellciaries
under the will. Reese had been a very
economical man all his life. With nil his
millions he could not bear to spend money,
lie grew sick In his old age, nnd it almost
broke his heart when the doctors ordered
him off to Carlsbad to drink the waters,
lie went there, however, and tried to skimp
on his living. He lived at the cheapest of
the restaurants, nnd frequented the free
lunch counters, where you pay so much
for your coffee and oat all the broad you
want with It. Now. there was a park near
Carlsbad which Michael Reese liked to
visit. He had lived near this place In his
bovhood, and, I think, there were some old
associations connected with It which led
him to want to go there frequently. It
was a private park, however, and the gate
keeper had a charge amounting to about
3 American cents tor admission. Michael
Iteoso, so the story goes, could not bear to
spend his money, and ho slipped around to
the back of the park and climbed over the
wall. Ho was seen doing this, and when he
came again n policeman was on hand to
arrest him. He saw the policeman nnd
ran, but he was caught and brought before
tho authorities. Tho exertion of running
and the mortlllcatlon of being arrested for
such a mean act are said to have caused
his death. Fourteen millions of dollars
ought to have given him an income, at 5
per cent, of nearly $2,000 a day, but he
died for 3 cents."
One Hundred Dollars for n Kiss.
"Michael Reese was a queer character,"
General Greathcuso went on. "He was full
of nerve and he would not be Imposed
upon. I remember one case In which a
woman tried to blackmail him. lie had
had some association with her. and she
brought suit against him for breach of
promise. She placed her demands at thou
sands of dollars. Michael Reese defended
tho suit. He denied thnt ho had ever
promised to marry her, nnd refined to give
her a cent. When tho trial came on, ac
cording to the laws of California, i ither
party to tho suit had the light to call the
other party to the stand as a witness
Reese was called by the counsel of tho
woman. He again denied having given
any promise of marriage. He admitted
thnt ho had known the worn in, however,
and upon being asked if he had over kissed
her. he showed his remarkeablo memory
in the replv that ho had, nnd th.it his lips
nnd hers had come together just thirty
five times. Uf wns too honest to commit
perjury, and tl.e fudge nssessed the. dam
ages at Just S3,r.no. or $100 for each kiss.
Reeso thought this was very high. He
Irid a great deal of business with different
clients, as ho had n large number of
houses to rent. After this ease ho never
saw a woman alone In his nfllee, and the
moment one entered the room, n cleik had
directions to come in, nnd remain as wit
ness during her stay. He was a man of
good sense, nnd wns true to his friends.
Though he haled to loe small Hums, ho
could loe large nmounts and not be af
fected When the Hank of California failed
and Ralston committed bulclde Reeso lost
svio.orio. Ho never made a complaint. Ho
simply said that Mr. Ralston was a good
man, and that ho could afford to loso tho
money,"
llmv Senntnr June Refused u IVc.
From Michael Reese tho conversation
turned to Senator Jones. General Great
house says that Jones Is ono of the bright
est men who ever came to California, and
that ho Is ns plain as an old shoe, not
withstanding his enormous wealth. Jones
Is worth his tens of millions, Ilo camo to
the West poor, nnd had a number of ups
nnd downs before he got into the Coin
stock lode, which made his llrst fortune.
He had been mining for some time before
this, but had speculated, and was pi ae
tlcally a bankrupt. He gradually umassed
some money, nnd then got into tho Crown
l'olnt mlno of the Comstock Just befoiu
the second bonanza was discovered. The
Comstock lode all told turned out about
$10,000,000 worth of ore nnd tho Crown
l'olnt made Jones a millionaire, Having
said this much by way of introduction,
General Gteathouse told the following:
"It was at this time that tome lioston
capitalists paid their first visit to the
West. They came on the first train over
the Overland route, nnd In passing through
Nevada they stopped to sea these wonder
ful mines. When they arrived at the
Crown l'olnt mine they found n little fat
man with a fair complexion and bright
eyes In ehaiga of it. Ho had on dirty
clothes, and he looked like a miner. '4. hey
told him that they wanted to see the mine,
und he replied that he would gladly take
them through. Ho spent half a day with
them, taking thero from ono part of the
mines to another and showing them all
of the processes. At the ytid of the trip
one of them called the remainder of the
party off to one side, and after u few
moments' whispering this mun came to
the bright eyed little miner and offered
him a dollar. The miner looked at It a
moment and at last asked, "What Is this
" 'Oh,' replied the Boston capitalist, 'you
have been very kind to us to-day. You
have spent the whole morning with us, nnd
have gone to a great deal of trouble in
showing us about the mines. Wo want to
give you this as a tort of a testimonial of
our gratitude. You need not object to
taking it, for we are well-to-do, and can
afford It.'
" 'How much are you worth? said the
" M 'don't know,' replied he capitalist, as
ha put hW thumbs In the nrraholes of his
vest. 'I should say that my assets would
figure up a.t least JIDO.OuO, and I am, pei
haps. the poorest man in the party.'
" 'Well,' replied the miner, who, by the
way. was Mr. Jones, 'I don't think I ought
to take this from you. I like money. I
appreciate the value of a dollar. Hut It la
only fair to tell you that my Income is
now 12JO.00O a month. On the whole, gen
tlemen, I really don't think I ought to take
it' And with this, he handed tho man
back his dollar."
Morlea About the I-ate beuutor Hearst.
"You must have known George Hearst
very well, general." said I. "Yes," replied
General Greathouse, "tho lata beuator
Ilenrst And myself were strong friends, t
wns his lep.u adviser for jenrs. Hearst
was a really great man. Ho wns a rough
diamond, hut he was a solitaire of the pur
est water. I llrst met him In 1ST0, rind I
wns nssoelnted with him, more or less, up
to the time of his death. Hearst was born
In Missouri, .about utv miles from at.
l.oul. along lato in the Ufa. He cnine over
land to California In Ifcil with about JIM in
his pocket. Ho went Into the mines ns
soon ns he got to California, sometimes
handling the pick for others for wape, nnd
sometimes working his own claim. In this
way he soon learned all about mines, nnd
ho eventually became the host Judi?e of
mines In the West. It was not long before
he made a strike which netted him $ir.(r.
He soon lost this, and ngnltx went to work
for unRes, When the t'omstoek was tils
covered in Nevnda, Hearst was still work
ing in the mines of California. He had al
ready heroine known its an expert miner.
Some of the Comstock gold was brought to
hltn, and his opinion was nked ns to it.
He assned It, nnd the result was thnt he
decided to go to Nevndn und look ot It.
He had some money saved. This he took
with him, nnd he bought n (rood many feet
In several locations along the lode Ilo be
gan to mine, und he sihl several mute
loads of ore to San Frnnclsco. At this time
theie were no mills near the Comstock,
nnd these loads brought him $ftt.t"J0. The
Comstock wns then thought to be a gold
mine, but It turned out r" per cent of gold,
nnd the remainder of the ore was silver.
Well, Ilenrst remained here for several
J ears, nnd thru catne luck to Hin Fran
cisco with Jt'rpn.ooo or $7ii,0'X nlie.nl. Ho
Invested this In real estate and mines. He
bought it big ranch nt San l.uls Obispo,
which contained W),noo ncres, which cot
him JIO.ijiw, nnd made other good Invest
ments." George llrnrtl's Marriage.
"This was about l S." 3. tlr had now been
away from home about eight years, and his
life had been so busy that he had hardly
written back to his people to tell them
how he was getting along. It wns so full
of ups and downs that he said nothing
nbout his business operations, nnd tho fam
ily did not know whether ho wns poor
or rich. About ISM he put his business
In the hnnds of nn agent nnd went hick to
Missouri to visit his mother. The Hearsts
were simple country people In Missouri,
and when ho enme back home bringing
some presents with him, It was thought by
them that ho might possibly be worth ns
much ns JlO.OuO. During his stay there
was a picnic some dlstnnce from the place
where they were living, and Ilenrst Invited
twenty or thirty people to go with him.
To tho horror of his mother, ho hired a
special car for the occasion. She remon
strated with him upon his extravagance,
but ho told her ho could stand It, and he
afterwards showed her how rich he really
was. It was during this visit thnt he
met his future wife, Miss I'hoebo Apperson.
She lived near by. He fell In love with
her nnd nsked her lo marry him. lie did
not say he wns rich, nor did he tell her
parents of his financial stnndlng. They de
cidedly objected to the match. They
thought that California wns nbout ns fnr
olC as Knniscbntku, nnd they forbade
IMioebo to have anything to do with him.
.Miss l'hoobe, however, was In love with
George Ilenrst, nnd tho result was a run
away match.
Even after his marriage he did not tell
hs wife much nbout his riches. She had
the idoa thnt he wns only moderately well-to-do
and that they would live much like
tho families about them In Missouri. She
expected to have to do her own cooking,
especially utter she had asked Hearst as
lo the prices of seivants nnd wai told that
the poorest of them In California got from
$10 to $o0 per month. She was. of course,
greatly surprised when she nrrived In Cal
ifornia nnd found herself the wife of a
millionaire. She was, however, well (Ittod
for tho position. She was well educated
when she left Missouri, but she kept up
her studies after htr marriage. She now
speaks several languages nnd Is well up
on nrt. She made George Ilenrst a splen
did wlfo. Her business judgment is excel
lent and she Is amply able to manage her
vast estate. She is now living in Washing
ton. Somo of Hearst's Speculations.
"Few of tho California millionaires lied
more ups nnd downs than Mr. Hearst,"
continued General Greathouse. "When ho
returned from this Missouri trip he found
that his agent had made bad Investments
during his absence nnd that ho was about
KOO.OOO out. Tho Comstock properly had
gone down nnd tho most of the balance of
his money was in real estate. He wont
again Into the mines, buying and selling.
For a time ho made but little. IIu was
Just about able to pay his taxes and keep
up his rent. So It inn on until about 1S71,
when ho .arranged with Ilnggiu and Tevls
to go Into partnership with them and to
buy mines. They were to put up the money
and ho was to put In his experience und
judgment ns a mining expert. They relied
piluclpally upon him In this matter, nnd
tho result was that they made a vast
amount together. I hnvo known nearly
every successful miner In the 1'nlted
States," continued General Greathouse,
"and I have mot all of tho prominent min
ing experts, I don't believe' there was ever
a man In tho United States who np
proaehod George Heaist in his knowledge
of mines anil mining. He seemed bom
for the business nnd was an Intuitive geol
ogist and metallurgist. He knew how to
work a mine and the mini's which ho re
ported upon after examination ns good
seldom turned out otherwise. I know of
instances where he lost vast sums of mon
ey in mines. On one mln he lost $i),00A
and on anothir he lost Jl.'O.OOO, but the-e
losses were during hN absence and from
improper working.
llnir Ilo.irst Judged Mine-.
"I remember a curious Instanco of
Hearst's mining Judgment," Genet al Great
house went on. "It was while he was In
Nevada operating a initio which ho sold to
an Cnglish company tor n good round
price. Englishmen had sent out experts
to the Vnited States to look into tho prop
erty. These expetts had lound $Ij0,C on
the dump, nnd tho prospects vvt ro good.
They olfeied a good pi loo for the mlno.
Hearst and his party had already cleared
$.!0U,G0O out of tho mine and the others
were much surpilsod when he advised tho
acceptance of tho English proposition.
"They did accept it, however, nnd the En
glishmen at onco went to work to build the
llnest mill In the lountry. I wns much sur
prised al the sale, and I asked Ileal st
why he had advised It. He replied that ho
had nnt.'d In the side of the mountain half
a mile below the mine a rock strata run
ning upward into the hill, and ho had
concluded that if this strata continued ns
far ns the mine It would cut off tho ore.
If not, the mine would he one of the great
est In the country. It seemed to him, how
ever, that tho chances weie against it,
and he advised the sale. A short time after
this the miners struck this strata. The
mine played out und the English lost their
money.
The T.lttlo Kmiuil .Mine,
"Another Instance of Hearst's judgment,"
General Grenthouso continued, "was shown
in the Little Emma mine. This was the
mine thnt cieated such n sensation in En
gland, where Hob Schenck nnd others plac
ed its stock to the amount oi $lL',uuO.00O. It
was not far from Salt Lake City, and I was
with Hearst at the time he und n lot of
English experts were looking at It. Tho
English expei ts said It wns tho greatest
mine In tho world, and some of them came
nearly every night into Hearst's mom to
try and get his opinion upon It. He said
but little at llrst, but one night 1 heaid
him advise one of the Englishmen to go
slow and bo careful ns to Ids report upon
it. The expert, however, said he wns satis
lied that It was a great mine, and ho ta
reported. The result was that it was cap
italized for a vast sum, and the stock
holders expected to get from Jl'j.OM.OuO lo
$20,000,100 of ore out ot It. Hearst then
told me that ha thought the mine was like
a. tui nip turned upside down. He said it
would probably be tound to be only a pocket
or a large lump of ore, und thnt It would
not last. The English experts thought they
had a mountain tilled with ore. The result
turned out Just as Hearst predicted, They
ware wuiKiiiH mi uiu lup ui iue turnip.
They soon got to the bottom, und the result
was that thousunds were rulntd. lioh
Schenck was probably honest in his con
nection with this mine, and I am told that
he made nothing out of It, He was ono of
tho directors of the mine, and ns such he
got $.2 for every meeting ho attended. I
doubt whether he received any more than
this,"
As General Greathouse said this tho clock
struck 1. The Coreun servants were
asleep. "Geneial" I'ak, his Intetpreter, was
swinging In his chair, and his guttuml
grunts awoke us to the fact that we wero
pot in Washington nor Han Francisco, but
more than 5,000 miles away from the Unit
ed Htates, on the east coast of Asia. The
old saying, that the best place to hear news
of your own homo is to get away from it
came to my mind, and in another letter I
may tell you of some other queer Ameilcan
lomances which I heaid in the far East.
FRANK G. CAlU'E.NTElt.
A New York baking powder claims all
awards, when otiicial records show it was
not even represented at the world's fair.
I3r. Vrlce's secured "highest honors."
Muiiumciit tu Quuiitrell's Viol lu.
Lawrence, Kas,, May 11. (Special.) The
committee having In charge the dedication
of tho monument to the Quantnlt raid
victims, on May 30, has seleLted Colonel
O. E. Eearnurd as president of the day
and Rev. H, D. Fisher as chaplain. The
orator will be Rev. Dr. Richard Cordley, A
guard of honor for the monument is yet
to be selected by the G. A. R. and that or
ganization will also have charm of the
parade that will take place. The monu
ment will be decorated with flowers after
its dedication, uud this part of the exer
cises of the day will be under the direction
of the following ladies: Mrs. U. C. Hask
ell, Mrs. W. II. neatty. Mrs. P. E. Emery,
Mrs. P. It. Brooks and Sirs. O. E. Leara-ird.
FROST SCARE IN THE PIT,
lw
t'Mir.it its iNii.tr.Nct: wheat made
an adam:i: or ti-nc.
Corn Was Dnll, Closing l-lo Lower Oats
I.ixt n Sniiill I'rurllciii, v hlln I'm-
vllon .Miuln slight (tains
All Around.
Chicago, 111., May II. After an early de
cline wheat wound up llrm to-day on the
frost scare, July closing is higher. July
com closed 'ic lower nnd July oats 'o
lower, while provisions mode slight gnlns,
Wheat opened nt from ra'Mfi&e for .tub,
ns against 63'i, nt the close of the previous
day's session. That decline was In con
tinuation and In consequence of the effect
ot n decline on the curb yesterday after
noon on tho government crop report. Apart
from the government report and some more
rain, tho news of the day wns tor the
most part bullish nnd th" maiket soon
began to feel Its effect. The shorts ex
pected to find enough long wheat for sale
to satisfy nil their wants and enough over
to keep the market declining while they
were securing their profits. It wns not
that sort of a tuniket. Frosts were pre
dicted for many sections ot the winter
wheat belt to-night and tho belief was
expressed thnt while they are not likely
to do more thnn retard the hcllherto too
rapid growth ot wheat, they may cause
the replanting of n good deal of corn
nnd In that way sympathetically effect
the other cereals. The shipments from
both coasts for tho week, including both
wheat and llnilr, were 2.W.noo bushels,
against S.uYi.OuO bushels a week ago. For
twenty-four hours the Atlantic port clenr
nnces were Sli'.ooo bushels, 301.000 bushels of
which wns In the shape ot raw grain. The
foreign mnikets were all lower, but that
was owing to American ndvlces, the pri
vate cablegram said. Minneapolis and
Dliluth reported receipts of 171 cars, com
pnred with 111 cars a year ago. Decreases
since a 'week nco are thus estimated, ac
cording to telegrams from the following
places for the lesportlve elevator stocks
billuth, l.iOO.000 bushels, Minneapolis, 100,
W) bushels, and St. Louis, r.00,000 bushels.
Over 2,000.000 decrease Is looked for In the
visible. The market began to rise Im
mediately after the opening and continued
ascending steadily to the close. From fJ7c
there was an advance of Jl'l'i.if'.rsiO toward
the end, with GIHc the latest trading price
The piedletlon of general frosts through
out tho West and Northwest wero largely
Instrumental In giving the nurket its llrm
tone.
Corn was dull nnd Inclined to go lower
for a time, but began to look up again
when wheat commenced to show such
cheerfulness. The opening for July was
from 50'4c down to Wic nnd It struck HOe
before it rencted nny. It got up to tO'iff
MiO and from thnt declined to GO'.fcc be
fore It made n final rally to GOHc. The
trading price nt the close was 50ff".0Ho
Receipts, 2.13 cars. The Liverpool market
quoted llrm and "Jil higher.
Oats were lower and for Saturday n
good business was transacted. Free sell
'ng by I'ntton Hros., Cnrrlngton-llannah
nnd Ilartlett-Frazler caused tho weakness.
Toward the latter part of the session these
firms were endeavoring to recover the
market by taking back a portion of their
disposals. This they did to some extent,
hut the rally did not renoh yesterday's
last quotations. June started at SVle, sold
at ZS'.&c, declined to 23c nnd closed nt 2Se
July ranged from 2SViC to 2So ami closed nt
2SVic bid; Mnv for ISM was very active,
showing considerable strength when com
pared with the near deliveries, opening nt
"Wc, touching 290, an advance to 2S"f
30e. where It closed
Provisions closed with a slight gain nfter
a very quiet day's trade. Hog receipts
were S.OOO and for next week 133,000 nre
estimated. Compared with the previous
day's closing prices for September pork
Is 7'-jO higher; lard and ribs, each 2Hc
higher.
Freight rates firm at l'c for wheat, lHc
for corn and lc for oats to Huff. ilo and
2!io for corn to Kingston.
"Appetite comes with eating" Yes, the
finely llnvored. nourishing cakes nnd bis
cuit made with Dr. Pi lee's linking Pow
der aio palatable, even to dyspeptics.
INDEPENDENCE.
A Honil fur Sl,.1(l(),()(ll) mod Willi the.
County Court by tho utioiuil
ll.iuk of Common o.
Tho county court, In session nt Independ
ence, yesteid.iy received the bond given by
the National Hank of Commerce ot Kansas
City for Sl.GOn.OuO a.s custodian of tho
county money. Somo days ago the Bank
of Commerce, which had offered the high
est premium, was selected by the county
court as a depository for the county.
Yesterday was the last day for the tiling
of the big bond, nnd tho judges waited
patiently tor the coming of the bankers.
The morning bonis pissed, rind tho aft
ernoon was waning when u telegram was
sent to the bank notifying the oilUIals
that It was tho last day under tin; law
tor the lillng of the bond, which was
made ready lor illlng souu after the se
lection of the bank. Jly an oveislght the
bank olllolals had neglected to put In an
nppoaianoe. The bond was In ought to
Independence on the next train after the
bank oillelal.s leoeived ihe telegram, and
shortly atterw.aids was bled In the court.
The fullowing names appo.ir on the bund
W. K. Wood, president of the bank; S. J.
Fltzhugh, W. A. Rule, James II. Arnold.
W. Hiittlg, Granville M. Cole. J. C. Egol
holf, II. l Arnold, J. J. Swolloid, Ches
ter A. Snider nn 1 W. P, Voorhees. The
bond was recognized by the court us gilt
edged.
The court nudltod a largo number of bills
nnd took up fur consideration the matter
of reletting tho contract for macadamizing
tho lilue Springs road. Contractor II. S.
Trestr.iil has so far fulled to Ilia a bond.
No action was taken In the matter. The
court will be in session again Monday.
fieturiied to His Ho) hood llnnie.
A decrepit old colored man named Julius
Caesar Hudson, whoso bliouldeis aro bent
1J' the weight of years, arrived on a Mis
souri Paclllc train yesteulay evening. On
the lapel of his faded coat was the Inscrip
tion. "To Samuel Hudson, Esq., Huckiiur,
Mo." Tho old man slnted Hint he was
coming back to his "nmrj-a," where ho ex
pected to llvo In peace and din In n land of
plenty. He belonged to ex-County Judga
Samuel Hudson befora the war, nnd when
ho wns set frco io drifted to tho South,
where woik was plenty on cotton planta
tions. It was nenily thirty years ngo Unit
ho left tho Hudson home, but through nil
tho years he had a longing to coino back
to the plaeo whero ho ban spent his eurly
childhood. Too old nnd Inllrm to walk tho
distance from Foit Worth, Tex., lie got
soma ono to wilte a letter to Judge Hud
son, expressing his desire to boo tho old
home place once more. Tho pathetic up
penl struck a tender plnco In the heart ot
nls former master, und he sent him a
check ior his transportation to Independ
ence. Tho old man s step was somewhat
infirm ns lie was landed on the platform
of the depot, but his black fneu shone with
a gladness thnt told of a menioiy of tho
past and the giutlllcatlou of his wish to
'Ule In n land of plenty." Julius Caesar
Hudson left on his way rejoicing last night,
seuted In a big wagon, "boun' for Mussa
Sam's home," j
I'm or tho Proposition.
The proposition of the Rapid Transit
railroad management to the people of In
dependence, through tho medium of the
Independence Commercial Club, as pub
lished exclusively In tha Journal yester
day, was tho principal topic yesterday In
tills city, As the matter now stands the
railway management lias been invited to
present a franchise to the city council, for
Its consideration. This will probably be
done at the next meeting. Property hold
uM alone the proposed route are, as a
rule, in favor of the proposition, and sea
In It what Independence lias long needed,
better fetreet transforation. Home oppo
sition has developed, owing to tho tact
that Main street is only forty feet In
width. Some of the heaviest property
oivneis on South Main stiect favor tho
building of a street car line, with the in
terests of the city properly guarded.
New Suits Piled.
John Stone filed suit yesterday against
tho Metropolitan Street Railway Company
for $3,000 damages on account of the loss of
a toe. Tho petition states that the car was
started at an inopportune time, .which
caused him to slip. His toe was mashed,
uml umputatlon was necessary.
Cairle E. Goblo tiled suit against Kansas
City on account of a ilefeetiyu sidewalk,
which she claims caused her to fall and
sustain severe Injuries.
A. F. Andeison Hied suit against Lam
bcrtlne Hudspelh to recover tho value of a
note, D. S. Thompson filed a similar suit
against S. B. Stranthan.
Deputy Snerllf Langhorne was directed
to levy on a ten aero tract of land belong
ing to C. J. Bower, located on Brush creek,
in order to satisfy a judgment for $l,S0O.
A Coining Slutlcal Event.
Rehearsals are now In progress for Mrs.
T.oolsa Packard's benefit entertainment.
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Bedroom Sets, worth $15.00, for. .$ 9.50
Bedroom Sets, worth S25.00, for. .$16.50
Bedroom Sets, worth $35.00, for. .$25.00
Bedroom Sets, worth $50.00, for . .$35.00
Bedroom Sets, worth $75.00, for. .$55.00
Sideboards, worth $15.00, for $10.50
Sideboards, worth $25.00, for $16.50
Sideboards, worth $35.00, for $25.00
Sideboards, worth $50.00, for $35.00
Sideboards, worth $75.00, for. . . .$55.00
Bed Lounges, worth $10.50, for.. $6.50
Bed Lounges, worth $16.50, for.. .$10.50
Bed Lounges, worth $22.50, for.. $15.00
Bed Lounges, worth $2S.oo, for. .$20.00
Couches, worth $15.00, for $10.50
Couches, worth $iS.oo, for $12.00
Couches, worth $25.00, for $16.00
Couches, worth $30.00, for $20.00
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Parlor Suits, worth $35.00, for.. .$25.00
Parlor Suits, worth $50.00, for. . .$35.00
Parlor Suits, worth $75.00, for. ..$50.00
Folding Beds, worth $iS.oo, for. .$12.00
Folding Beds, worth $30.00, for.. $20.00
Folding Beds, worth $.40.00, for. .$30.00
Folding Beds, worth $50.00, for. .$40.00
Kitchen Tables, worth $1.25, for. . 85c
Kitchen Chairs, worth 50c, for. . . . 35c
Center Tables, worth $1.75, for. . . 59c
Center Tables, worth $2.50, for.. . 69c
Center Tables, worth $3.00, for. . . 99c
Chiffoniers, worth $12.00, for $ 7.50
Chiffoniers, worth $iS.oo, for ....$ 10.50
Chiffoniers, worth $25.00, for . . . .$ 16.50
Chiffoniers, worth $35.00, for . . . .$25.00
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kuivtib a, IMU CHICI (..Mullein.
Mil. inn Visit Ilujtown.
A number of JInsons from JIcDonaht
lodgo No. 321 vlslteU Itnytown last nlKht
for the purpose of usslbUnK the llaytnwn
IoiIbo In the Intricacies of .Masoniy, Tha
pnity was computed of Mason l'rice. A, C.
Ktewart. II. l.iiUKhorpe. T. Js Smith, John
Wilson and llany 11. Wnlte.
Wunt Ntalliitlrn.
Tho Independence Conimorclal Club is en
caged lu seeming statistics lor the pub
lication of si hand book, stilus out tho at
ti. lotions of one of the "handsomest cities
on earth." Any statistics irlutlvu to the
manufuctiiru or business Interests of the
city should bo sent to tho president of the
club, It. O. Wirt,
Miscellaneous.
John V. White, of Clinton, 5Io., is In
the city, thu guest of his parents. Jlr.
White was recently elected captain of the
new military company at Clinton.
Blake Ii. Woodt.on was in the city yes
terday, the guest of Independence friends.
Kmmett Compton bustalnej an injury
yesterday while boxing with a friend. He
leeelved a blow on his left wrist, which
bioko a small bone. He now cairies his
arm In a plaster cast.
Jtlss Amelia McClanahan, who has been
the guest ot James MeCormick. left jes
tcrday for her home, lu Kentucky.
Jlrs. S. S. Sherman has returned home
from an extended trip through the South.
Sho will spend the summer with her par
ents, ilr. and Mrs. reiser. In this city,
John N, Hobbs. of Chicago, arrived in
Independence last night and will be the
KUubt ot Iudeptudenco friends for sever-1!
days.
Miss Annie Ianshorne Is tho guest of her
slater, Mrs. Leach, of Kansas City.
Miss Gertrude Nichols, tho has been
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Mas
ters, left yesterday for a brief visit to
friends lu Kansas before returning to her
home, at Delevau, III.
Independence has been blessed with
sttawberry socials during the past week.
Kach social was largely attended and each
church organization profited by the cnter
talnments furnished.
James C. fjbelton, who lias been, the
guest of old-time friends in this city, has
returned to his home, at Clinton, Mo,
Tim bell on tho old lire engine house,
which has been used to give lire nlarma
for the past decade, has been brought into
uso again. After much woik uud n clever
connivance, the bell was made to ring
and will hereafter bo tibed for silatm pur
poses. The now mission In Walnut park will be
opened to-day under tho auspices of tho
oung I'eople's Unions of tlm Cumberland
and Ilaptlst churches, Sunday school will
be held at 3 and nrencliliiK at I o'clock.
Itev, Trunk Mitchell, pistor of tho West
minster Presbyterian church, hus Hsued
a call to the other evangelical mlnlsleia
for a meeting Monday morning for tho
purpose of discussing open air meetings
during tho summer months.
C, A. lllshop, who is visiting In Inde
pendence, wears a heavy gold chain which
ha values highly. Tho chain was given
him for bringing to shore two ladles who
full out of a boat near Portland, Ore,
fcpring Crops Drimpliig.
Abilene, Kas., iMay 11. (Special.) The ex
treme heat of thu past week has severely
nift-cted spring ciops In Ceniial Kansas.
Oats and corn have received far too little
moisture In Dickinson county, nml while
not sulfering so badly as wheat, are droop
ing. It Is reported that -the hoi winds, tho
temperature being oyer 100 deg, on two
days, unduly forced the fruit, and that
somo injury Is anticipated. The wheat is
considered to bo not more than ;'i inr cent
of an average crop In this county,
Kim.i I'nKi'rsltj's Xvtv Taper,
Lawrence, Kas., May 11 (Special.) At
an election yesterday to select editors and
olllcers for the 1'ulversity AVeekly, the, new
university paper, Wilbur Gardner was
chosen editor-in-chief; Joseph i:. Smith,
treasurer; Harold Smith, secretary. Kdl
torlal boird. John Henderson. II. 1). Gear,
13. I). Adams, Grace Urewster. Ituth Whit
man, james i-aiivn. Alice ttotie. A. A.
llwnrt. Don Ilowtrsock, W. Jf. Lopan, C.
C. Drown. C. J. Moore. R H. Johnson,
C. A. Burney, A. V. Schroder and II. U.
Steele. The llrst number of the paper will
be Issued at commencement.
New l'oti)illi' I'xtablUbeil.
Washington. May 11. (Special.) From
December 11. 1S3I. to May I, l&Ui. slxty.setn
new postofllces were established In Missouri,
thirty in Kansas, thirty-three In the Indian
Territory and Jltty-two la Oklahoma.
TO REDUCE THE DEFICIT.
SUtiOr.STIONS MAllK THAT THU STATIC
lti:tU.M CllUTAIN .SUMS.
Twenty-eight Million Turned Orer to
Them t) Congress In 1H;I0 May Ilo
Culled fur to Holster Up
thu Irn.iMM'j.
Washington, D. C, May 11. A very in
teresting question has been raised as to
whether, lu lew of the depleted condition
of the tteasury, the twciuy-slx states of
the union which, In lfc37, received from the
general government deposits amounting to
over JJS.Ooo.Oju, could not be made to re
fund, llarly In HCO, congress having re
fused to extend the charter ot the Bank
of tho United States, found thu govern
ment In possession of between forty and
lltty millions ot dollars for which It had
no present need, nor suitable place for
safe-keeping. On June "I of that year nn
act was passed authorizing the sercretnry
of the treasuty to deposit under certain
specliled condition all of this money, save
IHe million dollars, with the states on their
assuming the obligation uf payment on de
mand. Section 13 of the act reads as follows;
"And be It further enacted, that the money
which bhall be In the treasury of the
United States tho 1st day ot January, lbJ7,
reserving the sum of live million dolluis,
shall be denoslted with iuch of the sev.
1 eral states, In proportion o the respective
tej.ieniuatlon in the senate und house of
icprescntntlves of the I lilted States as
shall by law authorize their tieasuiers or
oitics vuuiiicieiu aumumus iu receive iitu
same on the terms hereinafter bpecllled and
tho secretary of tho treasury shall deliver
the same to the treasurers, or other com
petent authorities on receiving a certillcate
of deposit therefor signed, etc.
Which certillcate shall express the usual
und legal obligations and pudge the faith
of the state for the safe keeping and re
payment thereof and ever part thereor,
and shall pledge the faith of the states re-
icclvloc thu same .whenever the
same shall be required by tho secretary ot
tho treasury,"
See tiou 11 provided that tho deposits
should be mado on tho 1st day of January.
April, July and Cctober, ls.57, Only tho llrst
three deposits, however, were made, that
of October having been withheld. Threo
deposits wero netuilly made, and the sum
of money which each of the twenty-six
states tecelved is stated In several annual
reports of the secretary of the treasury
to have been as follows (c nts omitted):
Maine, Ji..Js, New Hampshire, JCia.OMlj
I'm: Indiana. SAUL'S I: Illinois. SI77.U19: Mich.
lir.in, SJii;,751, Delaware, ItlS 571 E Maryland,
$a.V,.i, Vlrplnl.i, f-'.W.te; North Carolina,
$l,Ui,737; Souih Carolina, il.ujl.ti!; Georgia,
Vermont, w.j,iru, .vinssaeniiseus, i,aj3,
173; I'onneetieiitt, ?70I.G7u; Hhode Island,
fJ'v.'.SM; New York, $1,01 1.K0: I'ennsylvanli,
J.S',7.51I; New Jersey. $7.'.I.C70: Ohio. .0u7.-
In his annual renort for ISij. the United
States tieasuier sajs "That the 'iletion'
that thes-e deposits amounting to 2j,101,C31
jniy some day li-ooiua uvailablej has
ceased to be held. It Is a very singular
fact tint tho ic ords of tho treasury de'
partinent do not show that any demand
has ever been made on the states for tho
repayment of this money. It seems ta be the
general opinion that an act of congress
would be necessary before steps could ba
taken to compel u repayment, but whetlnr
such nn net will be pussid through con
gress K very doubttul lu view of the fact
that the representatives of the twenty-six
states in both houses would bo Interested
In its defeat.
liun Down by a Train.
Independence, Kas,, May 11. (Special.)
As D. C. Greer and his son, Dave, wete
driving out homo this evening, they wero
run into by the Missouri I'aeltlo passenger
train. The old man was seriously injur d
and Is now lu a critical condition, but tha
son escaped uninjured. One of tho horsci
was killed and tho bugy demolished.
Thirty I'cr Cent Dividend to l(u I'uld.
Wushlnston, May H. (Special.) Checks
were mudo out to'day in tho ofllce of tho
compti oiler of the currency for a 30 pet
cent dividend to depositors In the Wichita
nunonai onus:, rujmeui wm uv mad
within live da)g.
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