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THEflilsSAShCITY JQUSNAL.FIIIDA:Y3E111JA11Y J2,.l8U7.
KANSAS till KAS.
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XOTICE TO R. A. M.
WYAXDOTTE CHAPTER NO. C, R.
A. 1L, holds regular convocation
on this (Friday) evening, Febru
ary 12, 1897; work, royal arch; all com
panions cordially invited.
C W. DEAN, H. P.
N. J. Satjndeiss, Secy.
ON WITH THE DANCE.
GRAND SCHEME OP A IilFETIME IX
THE SECESSIOX MOVEMENT.
MAKING MANY TOWNS OF ONE.
XOW IS THE ACCEPTED TIME TO
TEAR LOOSE FR03I OLD TIES.
If the Sixth "Ward nnr the Right to
Draw Away From Kansas City,
Has., "Why Should Xot the
Other Wards Be Al
lowed to Do So?
Will the Kansas legislature pass the Ar
mourdale divorce bill? This is the question
that is agitating every taxpayer in the
Sunflower metropolis. When the bill was
first introduced very little attention was
paid to it, for the reason that very few
people had any hopo of it getting before
the house and the proposition was generally
looked upon as a joke. Now, that the bill
stands a chance of becoming a law, tho
people of this city are thoroughly aroused
and an interesting light Is being made for
and against Its passage.
Mayor Twiss, Alderman C. N. Hammond,
City Engineer Ellis, Alderman Craddock
and others went to Topeka yesterday morning-
Tor the purpose of fighting the proposed
divorcement. A delegation from tho blxth
ward went up to the capital last night on
tho same errand, and there will be Kansas
City, Kas., lobbyists galore in the house
to-day. The secession fever has reached a
high pitch here, and talk of seceding is
heard from every ward. The proposed law,
so It is claimed, will enable any ward In
the city to secede by submitting the prop
osition to a vote of the residents of the
It is stated that a movement lias been In
augurated in the First to secede from Kan
sas City, Kas., if tho secessionists In the
Sixth ward come out victorious. This will
no doubt cause like agitations to bo started
. in the other -warda of the, city, and If the
patriots of tho metropolis are not careful
their city will be torn to pieces and six
small towns lncorporaiea in 11s bicuu.
Should the First ward secede it will tic
christened "Jamestown." This name is tak
en from James street, which Is,the princi
pal thoroughfare of that ward.
The Sixth ward, if granted a divorce,
will ask for the restoration of its maiden
Tho Second ward commenced talking se
cession as soon as it became apparent that
the Sixth ward bill to segregate stood some
show of passing the legislature. The res
idents in the Second ward have gone so
far as to hold mass meetings and examine
suitable material for municipal officers.
It was decided at one of their meetings a
few nights ago to incorporate under the
name of "Hammondsville." Alderman
Hammond is a resident of that ward, and
it was at his suggestion that the name
Attorney A. L. Berger, T. B. Bowling,
Aldred "Weston and other prominent resi
dents of the Fourth ward are stirring up"a
bccesslon agitation in that ward, and will
endeavor to secede. The court house, city
hall and the county jail and the majority
of the leading business houses are situated
in this ward, and it is claimed that It Is
in a better position to Gecede than any
other ward in the city. It will incorporate
under the old name of "Wyandotte," and
will be the county seat. The Idea Is to
incorporate under tho old Roman trium
virate style, electing one member from
each political party.
It Is the intention of the Fourth ward
seceders to extend the limits so that It
would take in all of the Fifth ward with
the exception of Grandview. If this Fcheme
is carried out Grandview will be made a
township. The Third ward will in all prob
ability be taken in by the Second ward,
to be known as Hammondsville.
Topeka. Kas.. Feb. 1L (Special.) The
Armourdale secession movement scheme
was laid barn to-dny by Charles P. Mc
Cambridge. president of the Kansas City.,
Kas.. police board. Ho openly charged at
the meetlmr of tho house committee on
cities of tho first class that the bill di
vorcing Armourdale from Kansas City.
Khr.. was prepared by the brewers and
gamblers of Kansas City. Kas., and that
they have raised a big fund to push the
bill through. Their object is to turn Ar
mourdale into a regular Monte Carlo. The
committee.- aller listening to this sensa
tional charge, went ahead and did what
Tim Lyons, .the notorious jolntkeeper, said
it would do. It favorably reported the
bill. The vote stood 4 to 3. Those who
voted In favor of its passage were: Arm
strong, Merrill, ICeefer and Ernst; those
against it were: Cubbison, Ury and Hack
husch. Coupled with this story concerning
the operations of the gamblers and brew
ers is one to the effect that this same In
fluence Is at work trying to secure the re
peal of the metropolitan police law. By
backing both, schemes, the gamblers and
brewers hope to win out on one. They are
not particular which. A big delegation
opposed to the secession movement ap
peared before tho committee to-day. Al
though it was made up of good represent
ative men and heavy property holders, the
members simply wasted their eloquence on
the desert air.
schools MAYBE closed.
Numerous Cases of Diphtheria and
Measles Cause Apprehension.
Nearly seventy-live cases of diphtheria
have been reported recently to tho poli-o
Since the cold weather set in several
deaths have resulted. Three children died
from the contagion Ian week and a num
lier of others are reported very low. Many
luiw-nts have taken their children out of
schcol and it is understood that the board
will be asked to close the schools in view
of preventing the contagion from spread
ing further. Not only has diphtheria got
. good start In this city, but the measles
has broken out In several hnmns A num.
ber cases have been reported to the
. authorities. Thorn rirr in.nnv m nf
"Blphtheria and measles In the city that
juu jiui uii ruporieu unu me necessary
precaution Is not being t:ken to stop a
spl-cad of these contagions. Chairman
SimpFon, of the board of health, stated
yesterday that the board would notify
every physician In the city that to-day
they must report each and every case of
diphtheria or measles. "If we discover any
c-.kb of these contagions." said Mr. Simp
son, "where the doctor has failed to report
tho same, wo will cause the phvslclan's
arrest and prosecute him." There is a city
ordinance which snakes It a misdemeanor
for a doctor to wait on any case of con
tagious disease and not report It to the
It Is of rroraUe, Fair.
The promoters of the concert to be given
at the Peoi-le's Methodist Protestant
church next Tuesday evening promise that
it will bo one of the best musical enter
tainments ever Elven In this city. Mr. Ru-
dolf Kins, the pianist, will be the director,
assisted by Mr. Silas R. Mills, basso; Mr.
Francois Boucher, violinist, and other mu
sical people or Kansas City, Mo.
inter-statTbank to move.
It "Wants to Get Beyond the Two Feet
That Separate It From the State
"Washington. Feb. 11. (Special.) Senator
Vest to-day Introduced In the senate a bill
for the removal of the Interstate bank
from from Kansas City, Kas., to Kansas
The Interstate National bank Is one of
the oldest banking institutions in this city.
It 'nvs organized under the laws of Kan
sas and is located in the Stock Exchange
building, just about two feet from the state
line, as principally all of its business is
in Kansas City, Mo., the bank is desirous
of becoming a Missouri institution. At
present it is one of the county depositories.
A Secret Society Hall.
Armourdale lodge. No. 216, A. O. U. V.,
of this city has completed, arrangements
for the erection of one of the finest tsruct
ures In Kansas City, Kas. It will be a
three 3tory brick building. It Is estimated
that It will cost about $14,000. The plans
provide for two storerooms on tho first
lioor. The second fioor will be divided in
rooms which will be used as banquet halis
and the third floor will be used exclusively
for lodge and ante-rooms. It is claimed
by the members of the lodge and also the.
architect that the lodge rooms proper will
be the finest in the state. It is stated
that the location will be one of the most
prominent building sites in the Sixth ward.
Work will be begun by the contractors
abcut March 13.
Thieves to Pay the Penalty.
Lee Bowman was yesterday found guilty
of highway robbery by a jury in the court
of common pleas. Bowman, Randal Green,
Essie Williams and Lulu Harrington were
arrested for holding up Conductor Sawyer
of the West Side line, on North Third
street, on the night of November 15. Saw
yer resisted the highwaymen, and was
beaten into unconsciousness and dragged
to a vacant lot, where he was found the
next morning. Green pleaded guilty. The
two women were allowed to plead guilty
to petit larceny. They picked Sawyer's
pockets after he had been slugged by Green
Land Given to a University.
The directors of the Kansas City uni
versity have received as a gift a deed to
100 acres of .land located, near the town of
Thayer, In Oregon county. Mo. A. J. Stew
ard, of New Madrid, Mo., is the donor.
The value of the land Is not known, but
It is thought it is not less than $1,000. Sev
eral "gifts of this kind have been made to
the college from various parts of the coun
try, including Illinois, Iowa and Ohio.
Xew Rnnlc to Be Established.
A well defined rumor was current yester
day that a new bank is to be establlsned in
this city. A number of tho stock yards peo
ple along with local capitalists and busi
ness men are said to be Its promoters. A
meeting of the projectors, who are said to
be W. W. Haskell, C. I Brokaw, A. C.
Fasenmyer, W. T. Mounder and others, has
been held. A location for the institution
has been selected, but not made public. C.
L. Brokaw, one of the promoters, was for
merly cashier of the Wyandotte National
bank, but resigned a short time ago.
Desk room to rent. Journal office. Room
E. Kusted building.
The Second Ward Chartered Republican
Ciub will hold Its regular monthly meeting
William Estes pleaded guilty to burg
lary In the common pleas court yesterday
Tho Peak sisters will give an entertain
ment to-night at the Central Christian
church. A fine musical programme ha3
been arranged for the occasion.
Laura Stotts brought suit in the district
court yesterday against Walter Stotts fcr
divorce. She charges non-support and
The anniversary exercises of the Young
Men's Christian Association will be held
on Sunday evening next, at 7:30. in tho
First Presbyterian church. All of the
churches In the central part 01 the city
will unite for this service. The address
will be made by Rev. "Walter C. Veazlc,
t. -r Tn(a wlfA nf n ATnnlft T.enf
brakeman, whose home Is In the rear of
47 and 49 North First street, was too ill
to appear in Justice Hughes' court yester
day as a witness again Abner BIttner,
charged with assault, and the justice con
tinued the case until February 20.
The case against Roland Fitzhugh Is on
trial In the common pleas court. Fitz
hugh was employed as head nurse at the
pest house and after the last patient was
discharged appropriated all of the bedding
and other effects of the pest house and
hauled them to Kansas City, Mo. Ho ad
mitted taking the property and boldly de
fled the authorities.
Lon Cracroft, of Osage, Is 111 with la
Mrs. C. D. Bonbun left yesterday for
C. M. Mcintosh, of Coy street, died yes
terday of consumption.
Grit Dean, law student ana lormeriy 01
this city. Is visiting friends.
Miss Maggie Cordlner. of Pennsylvania
avenue, is ill with pleurisy.
The ladles of tho Presbyterian church
will give a Martha "Washington tea on
The team of Grocer McGrath ran away
but was stopped by the driver, who caught
on the rear end of the wagon and secured
the lines. No damages were done.
The missionary society of the -Central
Presbyterian church will send clothing to
Greensburg, Kas., to be distributed among
the poor and needy.
The "Snub Nose social." which was given
at the homo of Miss Bertha Tokum, of
Seventh street, was a unique affair. The
one who received the most snubs was re
garded the best looking.
An order was issued at the Swift plant
yesterday to examine the dinner buckets
of all employes as they departed from
work, and It resulted in finding two buck
ets full of fresh meat. The guilty men
were 'discharged and will probably be ar
William Duncan was yesterday bound
over to the district court by Justice Dau
znroth for shooting William Hardy last
week. Bail was placed at $100.
There arc yet many calls daily on City
Marshal Richardson for assistance by the
poor people of Argentine, and the dona
tions of food and clothing have nearly all
been given out. '
The report that complaints were being
made against Coal Oil Inspector B. L.
Stlno by several business men of Silver
avenue was done for effect. Mr. Stine is a
Republican, and some hungry Pop wants
his job. c
Tho city officials and the officers of the
Consolidated Kansas City Smelting and
Refining Company have been put to consid
erable annoyance by newspapers publishing
"fake" stories that the smelter will start
another blast furnace, which would give
employment to many men. Every time such
stories are published large numbers of men
come to Argentine looking for employment.
When they are Informed there is no work
for them they sometimes get mad and want
to light the officers.
The Martha Washington Republican
Club will meet at the home of Mrs. M. L.
Gates Wednesday afternoon. A very In
teresting meeting was held.
The University Extension Club will meet
with Mrs. W. 1. Davis to-night.
The Interstate lodge, I. O. O. F., No. 472,
will meet at Bell's hall Saturday night.
The Kansas City Journal will be de
livered at your door for 10c a week or 43
cents a month.
Application to Sell a Portion of the
Vnlle Estate Other Independ
ence News Items.
Administrator Sea, of the Vallo estate,
has an application before the probate court
to sell the property of the Valle estate, or
so much thereof as to satisfy the debts
pending. Should the application be grant
ed it will put upon the market several
hundred acres of choice farming land. It
Is claimed that, notwithstanding the heavy
indebtedness against the estate, there will
bo left to the college the, residence and
some valuable land. Under the will of
Colonel Valle. the college has to change
Its name to the "Valle Institute" within
five years or the property reverts to other
heirs. Three of tho years have passed.
Did Not Come Ont.
Councilman Knoepkcr telephoned tho' firo
department yesterday afternoon to come
to tho squaro and flush the streets. Th
fire department did not take kindly to the
order, owing to the .fact that fighting fires
and flushing streets are .separate duties.
Chief Compton offered to furnish old hosa
to the street department, bus the neces
sity of having the department do the
work of the street force was not discern
ible. The lire department did, not come
"Will Come Up Again.
Mayor Millard has returned from St.
Louis. While there he saw Colonel Rankin,
of the water company. As a result of the
consultation the city and the water com
pany may get together on a common foot
ing, extend the water mains and make
other improvements in return for a new
franchise. The matter will probably come
up at tho meeting to be held next Tuesday
Miss Ethel Southern, instructor in art.
gave an exhibition of class work Wednes
day. The exhibits consisted of paintings
on canvas and china work. The display
was very attractive.
Independence News Notes.
Miss Mary McCoy 'left last night for
Washington, D. C, where she will visit
friends for several weeks.
The students of Woodland college will
give an entertainment to-night.
Miss Maggie Webster is visiting friends
at Jefferson City. She will be absent sever
A students' recital will bo given this
evening in the parlors of the Presbyterian
The sale of the property of Joseph Reber,
under deed of trust, has been declared oft.
Letters of administration were issued yes
terday to Horace Sheley, on the estate of
George Lemmon, deceased.
The ladies of the Christian church gave
an entertainment last night In the rower
room of tho court house. There was quite
a large attendance.
THE NEWS AT LEAVENWORTH.
Prospective Repeal of the Police Lnw
Causes Great Rejoicing Mis
There Is general rejoicing among all
classes of citizens here over the action of
the Kansas house in passing the bill for
tho repeal of the-metropolitan police law.
Leading citizens of all parties are opposed
to the system, as It has been a source of
perpetual trouble in Leavenworth ever
since It has been In force.
It Is believed hero that the senate will
readily pass the measure when it reaches
that body and that this city will soon have
the relief In this direction that It has long
sought for. Only a few place hunters,
who expect to get preferment under the
system, are opposed to the repeal of the.
law, but in the face of the general desire
for its abolishment they can cut but a
sciry figure in bringing any opposition to
A Serious Operation.
Mr. Henry Sellers, one of Leavenworth's
old and well known business men, suffered
a surgical operation yesterday afternoon
which was very painful. He was a sufferer
from a cancer in his mouth, and the entire
inside of his left jaw was removed. Mr.
Sellers went to a dentist to have a tooth
pulled, and the dentist referred him to a
doctor, telling him that he thought he had
a cancer, this being the first intimation he
had of its existence. Mr. Sellers at once
went to Kansas -City, and, having a spe
cialist verify the dentist's diagnosis, had
resort to the surgeon's knife. Eight phy
sicians witnessed the operation, and it is
said that recovery may result therefrom.
Last evening a well dressed stranger giv
ing the name of William McDonald culled
at E. Gevanghley's grocery store, and,
giving a small order for groceries to be de
livered at 903 North Sixth street, tendered
a check for $7.60. drawn by R. Garrett &
Co. The check was honored, the stranger
receiving the balance In cash.
The action was duplicated at II. F. Ocl
schager's grocery store, only the check
was for $10.
It was not long before the victims real
ized the true situation and the police were
put on the track of the swindler, but they
were unable to find their man.
To Increase Their Number.
At a well attended meeting of Custer
post, G. A. R., last evening, a resolu
tion was adopted to the effect that all
cx-S3ldlers who will become members of
the post within the next six months shall
be excused from paying the regular Initia
tion fee. Another resolution was also
adopted requesting the members of Bren
non post. G. A. R.. of the Soldiers' home,
to Identify themselves with Custer post.
Tho latter is the largest and most flourish
ing G. A. R. post in the state of Kansas.
Lost His Overcoat.
J. H. Atwood. of oratorical fame, who
enjoys the credit of having secured tho
appointment of the present police board
for Leavenworth, suffered the loss of his
overcoat yesterday afternoon. The gar
ment was taken from his office during bus
iness hours. Of late, a great nvmber of
aspirants for place on the police foice
have frequented Mr. Atwood's office, but
whether or not some one of these saw nnd
took the overcoat is a matter of conjec
ture. Old-Timer Dies.
Fred Knopf, an old-timer, and proprie
tor of Knopf's hall, died last evening, after
a short illness. Deceased was CS years of
age and had resided hero since the war.
Several years ago his residence was de
stroyed by fire, and $1,S00, which he had
hidden under a carpet in an upstairs
room, was burnt up.
A GRAND SUCCESS.
The Orphan Boys' Bazar Is Offering
Xo End of Very Decided
Last night's attendance at the bazar for
the Kansas City Boys' Orphan home was
the largest of the week, despite the dis
agreeable weather. As the bazar draws
to a close interest in the various contests
going on increases. An elegant carving
set will be given to the most popular whole
sale dry goods merchant. The vote last
night stood: J. J. Swofford. 26; J. K. Burn
ham, 51; Frank McCord, 23.
A diamond ring will be given to the
most popular young lady. The vote last
night was: Adclo Jones, 03; Annie Bur
nett, 18; Elizabeth Brent, 23; Berenice
Scarrltt. 23; Blanche Ridcnour, 31.
A gold headed cane will be given to the
most popular member of the council. The
leading contestants last night were: Pen
dergast, with 35; Wolf, with 31, and Mor
gan, with 23.
Stanley Wheeler and Vint Schott are the
contestants for a suit of clothes for the
most popular boy.
The candy booth is one of tne most
popular of the bazar, as all the candy is
made by tho young ladies in charge Miss
Mary Mugan, assisted by Misses Helen
Griffin, Agnes Griffin, Nellie Miller. Carrie
wooa, jennie wood ana jistner Mugan.
An excellent musical programme was
rendered last night, consisting of a piano
solo by Miss Delia Crowley, a violin solo
by Miss Ethel Knickerbocker, a vocal holo
by Miss Lillian Kreiser, a song by Mr.
J. W. Hingston and a song by Miss Pfelzer,
The dally dinners are still proving pop
ular features. Mrs. E. T. Powers will be
In charge to-day.
The programme for to-night will be as
follows: Vocal trio, by Mrs. Kate Con
way and Messrs. J. W. Hingston and J.
B. Reton; violin solo hy Mr. Henry Hoff
man; a song by Mrs. Dr. I. M. Ridge, end
a t-ong by little Hazel Campbell.
The reception committee for to-night will
be: Colonel Thomas H. Swope, W. B.
Tcasdale, Dr. J. Horigan, J. M. Riloy, C.
B. Anderson, J. W. Hingston, G. W. Lee
and H. F. Rose.
PROVISION MEN COMBINE.
Packers, Exporters and Dealers Unite
to Oppo.so German mill Swiss
Chicago, Feb. 11. Chicago packers, ex
porters and provision dealers have united
In an association for protection against
European trade hostility. Especially in
Germany and several cantons in Switzer
land antagonism to American products has
asEiimer such proportions that something
had to be done, and accordingly about
sixty Interested business men met in the
arbitration room of tho board of trade.
The Provision Dealers' and Exporters' As
sociation was at once .formed. Its object
being the consideration of all matters per
taining to tho interests ,df provision deal
ers and exporters in relation to domestic
and foreign commerce. An executive com
mittee of fifteen members will hold office
for one year and have charge of the entire
management of the .affairs of the associa
tion. ,-ri. - " -
Munyon's Cold Cure cures colds in the
head, colds on the lungs, old colds, new
colds and obstinate colds, and all forms of
grip. Stops sneezing, discharges from the
nose and eyes, prevents catarrh, diphthe
ria., pneumonia arid .all throat and lung
troubles. These pleasant little pellets are
absolutely harmless, have saved thousands
of lives and prevented "much sickness.
Improved Homoeopathic Home Remedy
Company put up a' separate cure for each
disease. At all druggists, mostly 25 cents.
Guide to Health free.
Personal letters to Prof. Munyon. 1303
Arch street. Philadelphia'. Pa., answered,
with free medical advice for any disease.
SWOPE PARK SURVEY BEGUN.
ONLY PRELIMINARY WORK MAY" BE
DONE THIS YEAR.
The Field Pnrty Began Operations
Yesterday A11 Appropriation of
Sl,SOO Will Be Asked of
A field party from the city engineer's of
fice went out to- Swope park yesterday
through the snow and slush, and began the
survey preparatory to the topographical
survey which will mark the beglnrflng of
actual work on. the park. The entire tract
of 1,313 acres will be-.marked off into tracts
of forty acres each for the purpose. This
will comprise the work of the field party
and nothing more will be done for some,
time. Swope park Is the second largest
park" in the United States, and Is valued at
$230,000 for ordinary investment purposes.
As a park, it is Vorth very much more.
Five hundred acres alone are In timber and
200 acres are in pasture land as level as a
Under the terms of the deed, which Is
subject to a lease held by J. W. L. Slavens, .
ami expiring January 1, 1S9S, the city Is
authorized to do any preliminary survey
ing necessary, but cannot enter upon the
ground for pny other purpose. After Jan
uary 1 of next year the city must expend
at least $3,000 annually for ten years in
beautifying the property.
At tho next meeting of the council a res
olution appropriating $1,800 to pay tho cost
'of tho survey will bo introduced. The park
hoard says that the work can be done at a
much smaller cost before the shrubbery
gets a start in the spring and interferes
with the work.
WOMAN FOUND UNCONSCIOUS.
A Peculiar Result of a Sbootinir for
Which Nobody Wns Ever Held
Nellie Campbell, an inmate o Ida
Henderson's disorderly house at 1723 Wal
nut street, was taken to Central police
station ' at 9 o'clock last nght in an un
conscious condition. It was thought she
had taken poison. Police Surgeon Hyde
soon resuscitated the woman. She said she
had not taken poison and it is believed her
comatose condition was due to a pistol
wound in the right temple she received at
the hands of "Billy" Jordan In Dell Ryan's
house at Eighteenth and Walnut streets
November 17, 1S94. She claims she fte
qucntly loses consciousness and physicians
have attributed it to the wound. The bul
let was never removed. There was no
ANOTHER LAST CALL."
The Pnrker -Washington Company
Comes Up Smiliujr for Another
Extension of Time.
The Parker-Washington Paving Com
pany was given anotner snow xor 11s ;no
yesterday, when, after a long conference
between the city engineer anu ine puduc
Improvements commltt.ee .of the .council, it
was decided to again extend the time for
the paving of Broadway to March 20. This
is the last call, and It the company does
not begin work then the contract will be
The company says It has put in a plant
costing $33,000 at Twenty-third and Penn
stieets and has enough Trinidad asphalt
on hand to pave one mile of streets.
No Sensation In It.
Councilman Lynch, of the Sixth ward,
thinks that he has found a. "mares nest"
in the fact that no record is kept In the
city clerk's office of persons pardoned from
the workhouse or persons given a. license
to do business for a few days by the may
or. The whole matter was exploded sev
eral months ago when the council had it
under consideration. The charter gives the
mayor the right to issue licenses for a few
days to persons who are in need and can
not pay "for the license.
Lots of Defective numbing.
Plumbing Inspector Sieben Is prosecuting
a vigorous warfare on defective plumbing
and yesterday sent out sevonty-tlve notices
to owners of buildings ordering them to
make Immediate repairs.
Another Chance for Talk.
Mayor Jones said yesterday that he was
undecided whether he would call a council
meeting for to-night or to-morrow night.
But a meeting will be held on one of those
HlKht on the Tick of Time.
The board of public works is priding it
self on Its promptness in issuing Its sev
enth annual report, which is only nine
months Jate. The report covers the fiscal
year ending April "20, 1S96, and was not
given to tho printer until last December.
The report was received from the printer
Assessment Return Are Due.
City Assessor Yost sent out a large num
ber of notices yesterday to persons who
have failed to make 'their personal prop
erty returns. If these returns are not
made by February 15, the assessor will
make an estimate which may or may not
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An Aid In the Cnuse of Organized La
bor Launched Lust Night
A mass meeting ot union men and their
wives, daughters and mothers was held
at Labor headquarters, 1117 Walnut street,
last night. After an entertainment, opened
with an address "by Rev. Kloss, pastor of
the Southwest Tabernacle, the women pres
ent were organized Into a ladles' auxiliary.
The following temporary officers were
elected: Mrs. J. H. Maxwell, president;
Miss Gertie Waggoner, secretary, and Mrs.
Mary Haley, treasurer. A meeting will be
held next Wednesday night to perfect the
organization. J. E. Harden, of the Retail
Clerks' Union, presided over the mass
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DEATHS AND FUNERALS.
T.on7ltt Vivian, wife of II. J. Vivian, died
at the family nome, zau"i .Harrison street,
yesterday after an illness of several
months. She leaves, besides her husband,
four children. The funeral services will
be held from the Sixth and Prospect Chris
tian church this afternoon ut 1 o'clock.
Edward La Fevre. superintendent ot tho
Armourdale yards of the Badger Lumber
Company, died at his home. 712 West
Twelfth street, yesterday. The body wil
be sent to Sterling, 111., his former hom.
for burial. ,
Rosa Luttlgan. aged 3 years, died yester
day at the family home. 909 West Twenty
first street. Burial will be In Sts. Peter
and Paul's cemetery this morning.
William T. Regan, aged M years, son
ot ex-Alderman Martin Regan, died at his
home, corner of Fifteenth and Indiana ave
nue, yesterday of hemorrhage.
The body of F. B. Ewlng. the stockman
who died at the Transit house suddenly
Wednesday night, will be taken to St.
Louis for burial to-day.
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LOVE BITS THE MAILS HARD.
RUSH OF VALENTINES HAS BEGUN
IX DEADLY EARNEST.
Floodilde Will Be Reached To-night
and To-morrow In Advance of
St. Valentine's Dny
The first installment of valentines reached
the pestoffice yesterday. As usual, they
were the line ones in largo boxes, that are
being sent a distance. They are the hard
est line of mall to handle, and It Is always
with an air of dread that the clerks take
up the work. There wero more of the
large boxes yesterday than for many years'
and many bags were sent out well filled
with them. Last evening the early malls
brought In a number that were handled by
The big local rush of comics and other
wise will begin this evening, and the flood
tide will be reached Saturday. The bulk
of this business has for many years been
so great that the clerks were required to
do extra work to handle It. The office ex
pects quite as many this year as In the
Valentines are cheaper than ever. They
range fn price all the wny from cent to
$3 and $4. The higher priced -valentines are
really beautiful works of printing and en
graving. The cheaper ones are the same
grotesque pattern they always have been,
and probably always will be. There is not
very much reading matter on the best
valentines. There are fewer embossed fig
ures, too. Artistically wrought scrolls,
fluffy backgrounds of the prevailing fash
ionable colors and small typed, delicately
printed verses of subtle sentiment are In
vogue. The average person, however, dls-
regard- dame fashion In buying these finer
love missions, usually making the selection
because the sentiment expressed meets the
approval of the lover-purchaser. Once In a
while the salesman Is halt startled out of
his lethargy by having a customer ask to
look at the latest styles m valentines. The
clerk elevates his eyebrows with a "and
pray, who are you?" air, and fishes up
some of the best of last season's stock for
Already the big rush for "comic" valen
tines has begun with the children. The
little tide street stores, close to school
houses, are reaping a harvest of pennies,
as the children usually prepare to exten
sively remember their teachers and their
fellow scholars. As the "comic" valentines
sell this year at two for 1 cent. It Is prob
able that a great many "pleasant remem
brances" will be sent out between this and
JACKSON COUNTY FEE BILL
Many Reforms Contemplated in the
Interest of the Taxpayers Fac
tional Fight Shows Up.
The committee that had charge of draft
ing a new salary law for Jackson county
completed its labors yesterday and for
warded the measure to Colonel John T.
Crisp, member of the legislature from the
First district. Before mailing the bill to
Colonel Crisp two changes were made. The
salary of the probate judge was Inserted
and will be $2,500. The salary of the sheriff
was reduced from $3,600 to $3,000. Other
wise the bill remained unchanged from the
report published yesterday in The Journal.
While the bill was sent to Colonel Crisp
letters have been written to senators and
representatives, urging its careful consid
eration. When the passage of the bill is
before the house a committee will be pres
ent to- further urge its claims.
It is said the reason for the disturbance
Is not due to high salaries so much as the
amusement of appointing deputies to eat
up the surplus ot the taxpayers. Those
In accord -with the puslrsay-the btlt-senc-to
Jefferson City will never become a law,
but a concilliatory measure would pass.
This would be thrown as a sop to the
One of the features of the salary agita
tion Is the fight brewing between the Jul-ian-Flemlng-Brown
wing of the Democracy
and the O'Neill-Shannon crowd ot Demo
crats. The O'Neill-Shannon Democrats
want to abolish the assessor's office and
have the county clerk do the work. It Is
claimed that the work can be done by
Clerk Crittenden's force, and the same re
sults be obtained as now. The salary of
the county assessor Is $3,000. He has one
chief deputy at $1,300 and another at $1.33(1.
and other lesser employes to the extent of)
an annual output ot $2,400.
This means the annual expenditure of
SS.230. The state pays a fee for each tract
ot land assessed, also a fee for copying the
records for the tax collector. The county
clerk copies the tax books nnv w-a.v and it.
is proposed tbt lie miui nis office force do
the '-entire "work, saving to the county the
fees paid in by the state. It Is claimed
that by the consolidation of the two offices
that the county will save annually $13,000.
The only difference that could possibly ex
ist it is contended would lie In the fact
that there would be only one set of tax
books, whereas there is now two. one the
copy ot the other. By the abolishment of
the assessor's office it is claimed that
'there would be such a great saving to the
county that there would be no need ot cut
ting salaries. The reason that the push
favor the "abolishment of tho assessor's
office Is said to he a lack of har-
Sotty engendered shortly after Charles
owers, assessor-elect, was nominated In
the county Democratic convention. Bow
'. crs docs not take his seat until June.
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cost prevents their makers from employing those niceties ot scientific '
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HANGS BY A THREAD.
Continued From First Page.
sued by Charles F. Mussey? Would any
sane man or woman have done It? Mrs.
Mussey wrote a note to a druggist to tele
phone for her husband to come at once be
cause the children were sick and there
was no one ill in the house. Why did she
do that? The only excuse set up by Mr.
and Mrs. Mussey was that they had some
belief In the powers of prediction of Alice
Piatt. If Mussey believed that Alice Piatt
had the power to predict and the brain to
fulfill her prediction, what sort of a mnn
does Charles F. Mussey stand before this
Mrs. Mussey's Testimony Annlyzed.
"Alico Piatt told the mother that she
saw In a cloud herself nursing one ot the
children and Mrs. Mussey the other. It
was an impression on her mind, but, call
It what you will, the fact remains that
Mrs. Mussey went to a. strange drug storu
to buy three kinds of medicine for an af
fliction that had not yet fallen on their
household. I have a supreme respect for
women, but I must speak the truth. How
did It ever occui to Mis. Mussey's mind
that by going to Brlnkley's drug store. In
stead of E. Gray's, to buy medicine, that
she would escape the suspicion of having
made the purchases on Alice Piatt's pre
diction? Now, how was Gray, or anybody
else, to know that Alice had made the pre
diction? Why,-Mrs. Mussey. if you thought
that Alice was the bird of omen that sat
croaking on the bust of Pallas above the
chamber door, why did you allow those
children to leave your side and go down
Into that bathroom with her?
"In this house preparations were made,
medicine bought, tires kept warm, but no
doctor was consulted. If there was any
crime there It was being contributed to all
along the line. I, myself, do not believe
that either of these women poisoned those
The major then made an exhaustive re
view of the testimony relating to the ar
rival of the children from schcol to the
time when they were stricken. He dwelt
upon the fact that there was no confidence
between Mrs. Mussey and her' husband,
because If there had been she would have
told him the predictions ot Alice.
"When this good old gossiping Mrs. Page
called at the Mussey household Saturday
morning," said the major, "and asked
Alice the condition of the children, Alice
immediately asked her. 'Why did you tell
the doctors I had poisoned those children?"
Mrs. Page said she did not know. Alice
showed her the soda and told her to ex
amine it. Was the soda examined? No.
Who destroyed It? Mrs-- Mussey."
The major told the jury that he had
hesitated a long time .about putting Alice
on the stand. He said she had told him of
the cloud business and he doubted how
the jury would take her testimony, but
she wanted to put herself before the people
Visions and Apparitions.
"When Constantlne ruled the world,"
said the major, "and when he changed
fiom paganism to Christian belief. It is
wiitten that a sign in the shape of a cross
appeared In the sky with the words, "in
Hoe Slgno Vinces.' History tells us that
when in his last moments the mind of the
man most giftrd beyond all men In the
craft of war Stonewall Jackson said to
those about him: 'Let us pass over the
river and rest beneath the trees.' What do
you suppose he saw? It Is a matter of his
tory that at the close ot the war an ap
parition appeared In the Virginia sky and
was witnessed by thousands. It was the
apparition of a large Confederate army in
shirt sleeves, with stretchers, bearing away
the dead. It has been written that three
wise men once saw a certain star and they
followed It till It rested over the Infant
Jesus. It has been said that while a great
nation was held in oonaage us people were
led by a cloud by day and a pillar of fire
at night. I have heard of the old gentle
man named Jacob who saw the ladder
stretching from earth to heaven. A great
being, not a 'common servant who would
therefore challenge the respect of even
Mrs. Page saw the lean swine come out
of the earth and devour the fat swine.
"In the history and life ot every man
there comes a time when premonitions and
dreams of significance come to startle him
and he can't help It." ,
The major then related a dream which
had come to him In which he was appre
hended with a suit of stolen clothes. His
captors debated and finally decided to hang
"I could not keep quiet, and I shouted:
'Do as you will, but I am Innocent.' I do
not know what these dreams are, but they
exist. There Is nothing In this case to be
said that is complimentary to either Mr.
or Mrs. Mussey. There has been found no
motive for this girl harming those chil
dren. The theory of the state is that those
children were poisoned In the cellar. I don't
believe it. I will tell you why. The doctors
have told vou that strychnine does not
take Immediate effect. Sometimes, in ex
ceptional cases. It acts in ten minutes, but
not often, usually from half an hour to an
hour. If Alice gave those children poison
in that bath room they had to show symp
toms of it inside of ten minutes, and that
is against all medical science.
"Gentlemen, take this humble servant
girl and hang her. It you will, but after
you hang her, turn to medical science and
see the dreadful mistake you have made.
Strychnine has to be absorbed In the stom
ach; It is a wonderful stimulant. You have
heard testimony regarding the length of
time It takes for it to act upon the system
and you cannot harmonize the statement
that the children were poisoned in the
bath room and that they were there less
than ten minutes.
"I shall go home to-night and sleep In
the conscientiousness that I have in good
faith called your attention to these things.
I have warned you to stop and examine
every circumstance In the case, and every
fact.and remember the instructions of the
court. Gentlemen, don't lay your hands on
the humble life of this afflicted girl. It
turned loose she goes Into a voluntary hos
pital with friends only among her rela
tions. The poet has said 'the poor has few
friends." I ask you to weigh well -the evi
dence, reach an agreement and do not es
tablish a precedent In Jackson county by
sending a woman to the gallows."
There was a slight demonstration of ap
plause at 'the conclusion of the major's ad
dress, but it was quickly suppressed by the
judge. A recess was then taken until 1
The Closing Argument.
It was shortly after 1 o'clock when the
prosecuting, attorney, Frank M. Lowe, be
gan the final argument In tho case now
celebrated throughout the West as one of
the greatest mysteries in criminal history
The prosecutor pursued the line of argu
ment followed on the previous day by Mr.
Worthen in his addrt-ss to the jury, except
that ho devoted d. considerable portion of
his lecture to building up the character ot
some of the state's witnesses that Major
Woodson iiad tried to tear down. The
prosecutor said he regarded as the strong
est piece of evidence,agalnst Alice Plait
the circumstance that she first proclaimed
that she was suspected of having poisoned
those children. He said the two witnesses,
upon whose testimony the whole case le
pendeil. were Mrs. Mussey and Alice Piatt.
' "If you believe tho testimony of Mrs.
Mussey, you must find this defendant guil
ty of "murder," declared the prosecutor.
"When a. lawyer goes to tho length to
say of a man and a wife that you may
have considered It a burden to take care
ot your children. I say that a more Infa
mous and impertinent statement was never
"Pretty strong language, your honor,"
Interrupted Major Woodson.
Judge AVortord was preparing the forms
of verdict for the jury and had not heard
City. 92I MAIN STREET.
the prosecutor's language. He directed tho
prosecutor to proceed.
"I believe," declared the nrosecutor.
"that the evidence of Alice Piatt was suf
ficient of Itself to hang- her."
He said the poison which was given tia
children was placed In a spoon and then
given the children.
Prosecutor Lowe cloyed his argument at
3:03 o'clock by calling attention to Ihe fact
that the defendant had shown the least In
terest In the case on trial of any person in
the court room.
At 3:05 o'clock the jury retired to tho
jury room. Judge AVofterd left the bench
and passed into his office, where he re
mained for three hours waiting toi see if
the Jury would agree. The spectators,
that Is a majority of them, clung tena
ciously to their .seats. They had devoured
every syllable of evidence throughout the
trial and they did not Intend, if patlenco
and perseverance could prevent It. miss
ing the finding of the jury- The women
sat for three mortal hours and many good
citzens probably went without, their suty
pers last night or sought restaurants to
appease their hunger because their wives
were away gratifying a curiosity for tho
Alice Piatt was taken back tq her cell,
much to the regret of those who were sat-.
Istied of her guilt and took especial delight
In "looking daggers'" .at her. Lawyers
and newspaper men .told stories and passed
the time away until 6 o'clock, at which
hour Judge AA'offord returned to the court
room and announced that unless the jury
agreed before 10 o'clock he would not re
ceive the verdict till court convened to-day.
The women who had waited so patiently
looked sadly disappointed because Judgo
AVofford stalked from the room, saying lie
was going home to get something to eat.
"EVIDENCE?' WASN'T HEARD.
At One Time an Evening Paper Pro
posed to Finn re In the Plntt
Case, but It Fell Doirn,
At the time Alice Piatt was. arrested by
the police under suspicion of having ad
ministered poison to Elizabeth and ' Sue
Mussey,- an evening newspaper sent
its reporters out Into the town to
find incriminating evidence against
her. One reporter, brighter" than the
rest, probably, secured the services of
u deputy county marshal anil seized Alice
PlaU's trunk, rifling It ot a small bottlo
of nux vomica- pills and another bottle con
taining ergot. The pills wero given to a
medical student,- whose claim' to fame Ilea
In the fact that he is an excellent left
tackle, on a local football team.
The football-chemist "analyzed the pills
and declared, they contained -lulflcl-fnt
strychnine to poison several farnllies. He
made some sort of a writtenreport and
the evening newspaper. wUlri resonant
burst ot exuberance, heralded the finding
of the "poison." Mr. Jamison Tvas the
prosecuting attorney at that time and
whe.i Alice Piatt was arraigned lor trial
he absolutely refused, at the preliminary
hearing, to use the "evidence" alleged to
have been unearthed by the evening rews
paper. A short time afterwards the even
ing newspaper began a bitter crusade-upon
Mr. Jamison and continued. It as long as
he was In office. AVhen Prosecutor Lowe
appeared on the scene he blandly waved oft
the "evidence" so surreptitiously obtained
and so vnluless after all. It was not heard
of at the Alice Piatt trial.
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There Is no gift lo be compared with
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from some chronic or long standing disease.
To such the gift of renewed health is price
less. And ret it Is within the reach of all
such sufferers. The grout specialist In tho
cure of all forms of nervous and chronic
diseases. Dr. Greene, 35 AA'est Fourteenth
street. New York city, famous the world
over for his wonderful cures, has decided to
give consnltatlon and advice hereafter free.
Kcmember.sufferer.that you can write him a,
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J. A. Lassoe. New York. Is at the Coates.
C. M. Kelly. Akron. O., Is at the Coates.
F. G. Harkins, Memphis, is at the Coates.
AV. Melninger, San Francisco, Is at the
E. AA'agner, Berlin, Germany, Is at tho
R. Vllmer, Berlin. Germany, is at tho
D. C. Graham, Grand Rapids, Is at tho
L. M. Thayer, A'Ictor. Co!., is at tho
G. Seeger, La Crosse, AA'ls., Is at tho
D. T. Johnson, Cincinnati, Is at tho
R. N. Reany. Si. Louis, is" at the Savoy.
J. D. Derby, Chicago. Is at the Savoy.
J. AA Kelly, St. Louis, Is at the Savoy.
K. P. Smith. St. l.ou!s. Is at the Savoy.
L- II. Haugh, Chicago. Is at the Savoy.
J. B. Taylor, New York. Is at the Savoy.
H. R. Fairman, Chicago. Is at the Savoy,
F. D. Wilson. Fulton, N. Y.. la at tho
O. E. AVheaton. Grundy Center, Kas., in
at the New Albany.
I. F. Getter. AVellington, Kas.. Is at thu
AV. E. Holmes, St. Louis, Is at the New
It. AV. Lloyd, Lake Mills, la.. Is at the
LI1 G. McNalr. of St. I-ouIs. who was one
of the promoters of tire old "1" road, and
its general manager for a time, was at tho
Coates House yesterday. Ho is now a
wealthy broker at St. Louis. '
E. AA'agner and Randolph Volmer, of Ber
lin, stockholders In the Missouri, Kunsau
and Texas Trust Company, are In the city,
visiting the officers of the company. They
will take a trip over the Pittsburg & Gulf.
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application of ilrriccrsA Slntraeai), tao ereat
la care, will ia tna majority of ea rjfonl
lnataat relief, permit rIan4 lp, and point
to a npdy cure, io.I nottoano them without a
raoaioai" dalay it to fall la oar duty.
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