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THE KANSAS CITY JOUBNALSATUKDAY, FEBRUARY 13.1897.
A STORY QF CHUMS.
Barefooted Boys nt Tlielr Sports,
They'd becrr chums from barefooted boy
hood. Thirty years ago they'd trudged together
through swamps, and thickets and stubble
fields. Tbera -was an old sunken log in the
rlcugh just out of town, where they used
to stand kneedeep In the water and pull
out sunflfch. The bottom of the slough seen
through the clear spring water was a land
scape of green, moss-built mountains, hills
and valleys. You could see Mr. Sunfish
come "moseying" up a deep ravine in
moss, nosing a mossy mountain or hillside
here and there for a dainty morsel of worm
or fly. Now was your time. Impale a
squirming angle or grubworm on your hook,
carefully, hiding the forked head, and drop
it gently down the sloping side of the
rnossy mountain, just a little way from Mr.
Sucfish. A flash of light, a tug at the line.
a rush, and then a sweep of the pole, and
Sir. Sunflsh was doing acrobatics on the
shelving sands of the slough.
It wasn't long before the chums had a
nice string of beauties gillcd on a forked
sprig of willow, and safely anchored to the
Then off to the marsh, each armed with
a ttojt club with which to rap elusive
soon as he h-id finished a meal he would
throw up. He went on in this way for sev
eral days, and then he went to the drug
gist and got two small bottles of medicine.
It did not seem to help him. He was get
ting very weak, and 1 said to him. "Go to
the doctor;" he said. 'If I go to the doctor
1 know I will die.' He went back to the
diuggist, and the man recommended Dr.
Pierce's medicines to him. He brought
home a bottle, and when he opened it he
found that the little 'Pellets' were recom
mended also, to be used with the 'Golden
Medical Discovery.' so he commenced tak
ing both the 'Pellets' and the 'Discovery.'
By the time one bottle of the 'Discovery'
was finished he was mending. He took
half a dozen bottles, and he says he feels
better and stronger than he felt before,
and weighs more. Everyone told him he
had consumption. I will give you and your
wonderful medicine the praise. They are
the best we ever used."
"I was tired all the time." writes J. Ed
ward Davis. Esq. (care George F. Lasher),
117 North Tenth street. Philadelphia, Pa.
"In the morning felt as if I had never
sit-pt, was too languid tc- eat; was troubled
with pimples, boils, dizzy head, backache
and hollow cheeks. At one time I had
twer.ty-eight boils on my neck. I became
very despondent, and said to myself there
is no use taking medicine, nothing can cute
me. One day a friend of mine told me
what a cure he had performed on a child
who had a bad disorder of the blood or
something to that effect. I was skeptical
at first, and said it would not do me any
good. At last one morning I woke up and
found a beating pulsation in my neck, front
and back. In three davs I had four boils,
so situated on my neck that I could not
turn either way. Then I commenced to
take rr. vierrf's. Onldpn Medical Discov
ery. This medicine, together with Dr.
Pierce's Pellets, did wonders for me.
"After the first three bottles it was no
new thing for folks to say: 'Hello, Ed, 1
didn't know you;1 or. 'Say. Davis, what's
become of those pimples you used to have?'
I tcok about ten bottles of tho 'Golden
Medical Discovery.' "
Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Medical Ad-
LITTLE SAMMY'S BAD BREAK.
A KIXDEItGARTEX LAD OF 7 STEALS
A Fl'IlSB -VXD RAISES CAI&.
The Whole Kindergarten anil Officer
Dougherty Join In n Wild Chase
After the Boy, but He Is
Too Swift of Foot.
Little Sammy Epstein Is one of the
brightest members of the Helping Hand
institute's kindergarten class. He comes
to school each day with a smiling face
and attends to lessons with a diligence
that has won many words of approval
frcin Mrs. May AVadsworth, his teacher.
Sammy is only 7 years old' and small tor
his age. It, tickles him immensely when
older and larger boys cannot remember a
lesson to hear the teacher say:
"Now, Sammy, you tell them."
Yesterday Sammy fell from grace. Ihe
tempter geckoned to him and he fell. The
teacher had her back turned to the class,
explaining a problem on the blackboard.
Her purse, containing $5.50, was lying. on
her desk. Sammy sat near by. He took
his eyes off the blackboard and rested
i in -i J -
"iP" jfS rL
frogs on tho head; It was hit and miss
and miss oftener than hit.
When half a, dozen fat fellows were
horsed, back to camp by the, sunken log:
Build a bonfire, dress the frogs, fill an old
tomato can with clear spring water, drop
la the frogs, salt the whole with gunpow
der, and .put it on the fire to stew.
Those used to be feasts fit for the gt-.
especially if a neighboring farmer j
thoughtfully cultivated a watermelon patl
that would provide dessert. 5
Then in the fall the chums would "go
nutting" In the big woods and camp oi
over night. They'd start at noon, and b
sundown would have all the nuts the:
could carry. After a-blackbird stew, cooked
in a tomato can over an open fire, they
prepare for the night. A big bonfire wf
built. Two couches, one on either side
the fire, were made from twigs and bour
of maple and hemlock. The firelight flic
ered through the big trees and transfom
stumps and logs a rod away into grotesi '
grizzly bears and crouching catamounts.
And then the chums played Indian scou.
There wasn't an Indian within a thous?
miles, but they made believe that tra
woods, within hearing of the .church In,
and factory whistles, fairly swarmed yiy
bloodthirsty red men. And they reallyjp
lieved themselves daring heroes taking i '
perate chances. While one slept, the otS
nat on the stump of a. tree, -well out of i
fitellght so that he could pierce the sd
rounding darkness, and watched for id
dlans. Thus for an hour or more this trod
sentinel would sit statue-like on a stxce
with gun across his knee, and peer me
the night. Then, when the stars toldent
his time was up. he'd waken his chuirlts.
take his turn at sleep, or, as he put .all
"pounding his ear."
At last, as daylight came on. the(nd
would seem to get low, and there'd rh
chlll and damp in the air, that madcjno
chums yearn for home and hot c?s
And so. having been heroes for a vth
night, they'd shoulder their harvest of fi.
and In the early morning twilight trvjn
homeward through the swishing wet gn
Just as the all-night places up in the it
were putting out their lights. g
And thf-n the chums went to college i
gether and were partners In business ai.
riser teaches you all about the home treat
ment of diseases. It contains 1,008 pages
and 300 illustrations. It used to cost il.50:
now It's free. For paper' cover, send
twenty-one 1-cent stamps, to cover mail
ing; cloth cover, 10 cents extra. Address
Dr. K. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
Trotting Matches Arrm
New York. Feb.12. Two match racSIA" TO
been arranged between Marcus Daly, .
millionaire horse breeder of Montana, ar.
E. H. Harriman. the New York financier,
who owns Stamboul. 2:07U. and other fa
mous horses, to be trotted next August in-
Goshen. Orange county, J. x. Accoroing
to the articles of agreement, each race Is
for J2.500 a side, play or pay. and is open to
any other horseman who desires to enter.
One of the events will be for 2-year-old
tT-ntter. mlln heats, best two In three: the
other will be for 3-yeaf-olds. mile heats,
best three in five. National Sporting Assqy
elation rules to govern them. ur-
SUNDAY RACING NOT INDORSED
lu A. "W. Toole Decided Xcgatlve Ac-
tlon on Important Proposi
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 12. What the League
of American "Wheelmen Ip. annual conven
tion to-day declined to do was of equal im
portance if not greater than those things
they did. They declined to admit profes
sionals, no matter of what standing, to
either full or associate membership in the
league. They refused to allow the assem
bly at its meetings to select the city for the
annual meets. They declined by a heavy
vote to allow local option for Sunday rac
ing They declined to cut off the club in
itiation fee of J2 or allow consuls to pass
upon racing board suspensions. They de
clined to amend at all the section of tho
constitution that provides only Tor ama
teur riders and draws the color line. They
declined to offer a salary for the racing
The things they did were to divide the
league into consulates of twenty-five clubs
..rtV,.'nllrti-lnp' nmntpnra to exchange their
And now one is gone before, and th'prizes for anything but cash: increasing
Other Stands With Uncovered hem! lipsfrli ;, J,,1 nf the. critnrT tr SlftOTO nnrl thn
the pave of his chum. treasurer to $15,000, and placing road rac
Llfe is si story of happy "chumhood" and int- under the espionage of the racing
sad partings. The old chums of thousands hoard
of sincere mourners might to-day be alive
anu wen ii mey nau oniy laKea as good ! ..,...,-,, rmr-CO MATfLI
care oi ineir nraum in mannooa as tneir i I CnNRI lUIVHL. OntOO I'lHIOn
mothers took of it when they were 'boys. ! at . ,
In boyhood days when chums got home
wet and tired from an excursion Into the
wcods, mother not only fed them, but if
there was a little cough or cold sl:c
promptly dosed them. She didn't let them
try the etperiment of "wearing out a cold."
She knew better.
Seven out of every ten of the "chums"
who die before their time, die of that
dread destroyer, consumption, that foster
child of neglect. There is no necessity for
these deaths. There's a sure and speedy
remedy at hand. It is Dr. Pierce's Golden
Medical Discovery. It cures 9S per cent of
all cases of consumption. It corrects all
derangements of the digestive organs. It
"sctr a move" on the liver. It causes the
life-giving elements of the food to be prop
erly assimilated. It braces up. It builds
up. It drives out Impurities. It clears the
lungs and lets the vivifying oxygen of the
air penetrate every lung cell. It is the
sreat bloodmaker and flesh-builder. It is
not onlyan almost unfailing cure for con
sumption and allied diseases like asthma,
bronchitis, catarrh-throat troubles, weak
5ungs and bleeding lungs, but is also a mar-x-elc.us
remedy for all wasting diseases and
diseases of the blood. Thousands who were
mourned as doomed to an untimely death
have testified to its almost miraculous vir
tues. Copies of their grateful letters may
be obtained by writing to the discoverer of
this wonderful medicine. Dr. It. V. Pierce,
chief consulting physician to the Invalids'
Hotel and Surgical Institute, at Buffalo. N.
Y. "Golden Medical Discovery" is sold by
all druggists nothing else is "just as
"I write to inform you that I am now en
joying magnificent health, after having
suffered for years with chronic catarrh,"
writes Ramon Sanchez. Esq.. of Penasco.
Taos county, N. M. "By constant use of
your 'Golden Medical Discovery' I have
jecovcred my health, and am now a sound
man. attending to my business and enjoy
"I hereby take great pleasure in cordially
recommending your treatment to those who
are suffering with the same insidious and
"About two years ago I had grip, which
left me feeling miserable no strength and
a cough." writes Mrs. C. Maynard, of East
Lyme, New London county. Conn. "As
some of my family died with consumption
I feared that, so I began taking Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery. After taking
the second bottle I felt much better, and
now am feeling very well for one of my
ngc (G3 years). Have had a. house full of
company all summer and two hired men
part of the time, and I have done all tho
"Eight years ego my husband had a
couch, and when walking about he. coughed
all the time," writes Mrs. M. J. Tedder, of
Ellington, Reynolds, county. Mo. "Just as
LITTLE SAMMY SPRINTED.
them on the purse. He did not look at
the figures again. The longer he gazed
at the purse the more he realized that. he
needed a pair of new shoes. It wasn't a
long reach to the purse. He tried it and
his fingers touched the money. Some
thing whispered in his ear and Sammy
put his hand in his pocket. Incidentally,
the purse went with it.
Then Sammy cautiously slid for the door.
Now, while Mrs. Wadsworth had not
witnessed the theft, several of Sammy'j
classmates had. and as Sammy passed out
of doors they gave the alarm. Instantly
the teacher forgot the problem on the
blackboard and started after little Sammy.
Her class accompanied her, the larger
boys taking the lead and calling for Sam
my to come back.
Little Sammy's little legs carried him
east along Fourth street at a surprising
ly rapid rate. He passed Central police
station on the dead run. As he "sped by
tho doors Officer Dougherty popped out.
He looked in the wrong direction and saw
the street filled with running people.
"Hurroo! But Where's the fire?" he
Mrs. Wadsworth came up, breathless and
"Oh, officer boy purse thief $3 whew
and a half There!" and she pointed her
finger at Sammy, as he sped north on
"And I haven't made a state arrest this
menth," muttered the officer. "What
"What luck you mean how unlucky."
said the teacher. "There was $3.50 in the
"Av coorse. ma'am, av coorse. you are
right, all the time. But I must away!"
and drawing his club the officer's feet beat
a merry rat-a-tat-tat down the street. He
got within hailing distance of Sammy, who
eluded him by slipping into an alley.
Sammy took the money to his home, at
Third and Walnut streets, and gave it to
his father. Then he ventured out and
was immediately apprehended by Officer
"They can't get away from th' officer."
he said, as he lugged Sammy to the sta
tion. Sammy wept industriously and de
clared he wanted the money to buy him
self n. pair of shoes. An officer was sent
to his home, recovered the money and re
turned it to Mrs. Wadsworth. Little
Sammy will not be prosecuted.
OFFICERS OF TRE NEW BANK.
CALVIX HOOD "WILL DE PRESIDEXT
AXD CHAS. LAXTRY CASHIER.
H. P. CInrk I Slated ns Assistant
Cashier There Mny Possibly no
a Scheme Sprang; to De
feat the Plan.
oftiJWn. Began Yesterday nng
wllY nr Is Xot Favorable t- tin made,
taylnt . .m in a bad sit
uation American 'tetgpiy came
v, mi k Feh ,n.m-viman's office Tues
day, C , ,Vas seen by a reporter for
the Jc.uThaV.Tind told a story of the situa
tion in the island. He said he was a lieu
tenant In the ten years' war, and was now
a colonel, and had enlisted 200 men from
his father's plantation. Later, when ho
met Captain Carpenter and others, who
speak Spanish, lie declined to talk with
them In the native tongue, saying their ac
cent was not his and he preferred ta speak
English. He said he was stopping at the
Coates House, and showed a key to room
412 Yesterday, when a reporter for the
Journal looked over the hotel register, it
was found that 412 at that time had been
assigned to Fred Bergdorfter. of St. Louis.
The Coates House management declined to
give any information relative to the man.
Fiom Captain Harriman it was learned
that Castanado passed under that assumed
name, but he declined to say for what pur
pose. Bcrgdorffer, or Castanado, left the hotel
Thursday morning, and has not been seen
about there since. It Is thought that he
has left the city. He repeated his hard
luck story to Captain Harriman several
times, and appeared to want to get some
reliet for the financial stringency that ex
isted. Captain Harrlman's somewhat
meager relief fund Is for the Cubans in
Cuba, not tho Cubans in America. As Cas
tanado declined to show any papers to es
tablish his identity, relief was denied. Ho
was not even able to give the name of his
aunt in Denver, saying her address had
been taken from his grip during his voyage.
Captain Harriman. who is somewhat
wary of entertaining Cuban officers since
he had Major G. Ewing Price as his guest,
said yesterday that lie believed Castanado
to be a Spanish' spy. He said the man
was continually talking of what Spain was
doing to create a sentiment favorable to
her side of tho struggle, and told how one
broker on Wall street was empowered to
spend $60,000 per day for that purpose.
Police Discredit the Story.
Mrs. N. R. Randall reported to the police
yesterday morning that she had been
robbed of $50 in the lavatory of tho Union
depot Thursday night. She claimed that
the robbery was committed by two women
who followed her into the lavatory. Mrs.
Randall lives In New York, and said she
was on her way to Los Angeles. Cal., to see
a son who Is dying. Her story of robbery
is not believed, as she contradicted herself
several times at the police station. It was
twenty-four hours after the alleged rob
bery before she reported It to the police.
cIf success, which now seems assured,
owns the efforts to reorganize the Mis-
iri National bank, an entirely new bank
Stil rise under a new name, oillcen.:! and
preanaged by new men, backed by ample
sengiital and starting out with clean books.
?e 1'hen the new bank is organized as a re-
S?" of the meetings of stockholders and
businsitors to he held early next week, it
sentet bo with Calvin Hoed, of Emporia,
behint, as president; Charles J. L. Lantry.
,rong City, Kas., as cashier, and II. P.
wi, as assistant cashier. Old manage-
Edwj and old methods will be done away
Mlssoi an(j new men and methods will take
Cit-As has already been announced a meet
nvXg of the stockholders of the Missouri Na
Viipnal will be held at-2 o'clock Monday aft
thiJioon to discuss and vote upon the plan
. reorganization which lias been approved
,,!' Comptroller Eckels. This plan, as well
'f.iiderstood, means simply the wiping out
bf existence of all the stock of tho old
bank and the sale of 7j per cent or tne as
sets of the old bank to the men who will
go into the new organization. Those of
tho old stockholders who do not go into
the reorganization will no longer have any
Interest in the bank and tills, in all prob
ability, means the retirement of D. V.
Rieger. Ilency C. Kumpf, Patil Covington"
and others who were actively connected
with the management of the old bank.
Speaking of the stockholders' meeting,
Mr. H. P. Clark, who for a short time was
assistant cashier and who is slated for that
important position again, said yesterday:
"The $230,000 of tho capital stock of the
bank is held by 120 stockholders and at
tho meeting on Monday the vote of the
holders of two-thirds of the stock must
bo cast in favor of the proposition to liqui
date and reorganize for it to carry. A
canvass of the situation makes it certain
that the proposition. will be approved and
that a new bank will be organized. Of
course, this must llrst be ratified by a
majority of the depositors and after that
must bo approved by Comptroller Eckels,
but It is believed there will be no opposition
from the depositors and that the reorgan
ization will be readily approved by the
comptroller, if the suggestions made by
hlm are carried out. , Tho main idea, of
course, is to do away Willi the expense
of a receiver and to accomplish that tho
stockholders and the depositors must agree
upon a plan of settlement. As soon as
the stockholders and depositors have
reached an agreement a charter will bo
applied for. It will be an entirely new
bank, under a new management and with
a new name, but it has not yet been de
termined what it shall be christened."
Sam B. Hough, speaking for the depos
itors' committee, said: "I believe the plan
of reorganlzition which has been proposed
will bo ratified by both the stockholders
and the depositors. I know that a majority
of the original depositor are In favor of
the plan, but there is some fear that cer
tain parties, who were never very friendly
to the Missouri National and who would
just as soon there would not be another
new and strong bank started here, may try
to defeat the plan by buying up enough
claims of depositors to defeat tho ratifica
tion of the proposition when it comes to
a vote. I hardly think, myself, that there
is anything 'in this, but strange things
sometime happens in Kansas City banking
circles, and you can't always tell. The
meeting of the depositors will be held early
next week, but the day has not been set
and will not be until after the stockholders'
meeting on Monday."
Receiver T. B. Wallace was in Chicago
yesterday, partly for the purpose of holding-
a consultation regarding the reorgan
ization of the bank with Comptroller Eck
ations Must Be Met Promptly.1
Ana we JMst liaise $oU;UU0 lor Our .Retiring Partner Within the
2Text Twenty Days.
This money must be paid over on the day agreed upon. The goods are here, but we don't want the goods, 1
we want money. And no sacrifice will be too great to meet our just debts. Every business con- i
sideration is disregarded during this sale all values destroyed and prices absolutely annihil- s
ated. This "Dissolution of Partnership" Sale will be a memorable event in the'annals :
of Kansas City Commerce. Qualities and Prices completely gone to wreck and
ruin, and goods sold for less than what it cost to manufacture. We'll stop at 2
no half measures here. The goods must go and the money must come in. 2
HITS and OVERCOATS. . 1
E Not a man who has ever visited us but knows the class of goods we handle. We have here Suits and Overcoats 3
g which we sell at $3.35, worth $6.00; at $4. 55, worth $7.50; at $645, worth $10.00 and $12.00. But to-day we pro-
r pose to knock the pins from under any and all Competition this side of New York. We'll give you choice of the very
S finest Suits ever made, tailored to fit, away beyond the possibility of the average merchant tailor; sold all over America
Sr for $15.00 and SiS.oo. During ijhis Partnership Dissolution Sale we'll give you the choice of thousands for
Are perfect 'in workmanship, neat
est and newest designs, Glencairn,
Cheviot, Blue and Gray Mixed
Cassimeres, Scotches, Middlesex
Woolens, Pin Checks, Brown and
Black Mixed Twills, strictly All
Wool fabrics. The price at which
we sell 'era during this sale is no
indication of their real value.
Come in the latest weaves and pat- r3
terns of Beavers, Cheviots and Ker- rs
seys, of both imported and domes- rj
tic fabrics, elegantly made and ;
finely trimmed and satin serge lined 52
indestructible sleeve linings, pure 2
dye satin top and sleeves, every one 3
guaranteed in fit, make and shape; 3
the greatest values ever offered. 3
Pants at Partnership Dissolution Prices.
No matter what sort you want, we .have them. -From the pair the workman wears to his work to the pair made of the
most genteel imported or domestic fabrics. All made to fit and to wear well. Come and try on a pair
and see how much nearer we can come to fit you than so-called merchant tailors.
Qualities selling elsewhere
Sl.Za are sold here
during this sale
Qualities selling elsewhere at
S2.00 are sold here
during this sale
Qualities selling elsewhere at
53 are sola here
saie at ijl n
g eisewnere at guanues setting eisewnere at yuaimcs setting cisewnere ai
SB ffUF S4 are sold QlTh ffc f S5 are sold (T)H f i5
Lob srjssr. &. J5 set-ssl i09IS m
Qualities selling elsewhere at
iMEN'S FURNISHINGS AT PARTNERSHIP DISSOLUTION PRICES. 1
Fedoras in all the latest Shanes black.
blue, brown, pearl gray, etc.; the dollar,
qualities go Here for ,
The $2.00 qualities go here for.,
All colors and stripes, full yoke back. 31
inches long-. "Perfection" and "Buckskin
Twills," Trill twice outlast any 6Tc and Tjc
shirt you can buy elsewhere. We sell 'em
Medium and heavy-weight' Sox, camel's
hair, black and natural wool, worth 50c a
pair, now at The Hub for
About 200 dozen "The Grlffen." full seam
less, Hermsdorf dye, fast black, worth
25c; now at The Hub for
Black and tan colors, over which mer
chants want to make the world run riot
because they sell 'cm at two pairs for a'
. quarter; come and take your choice out
of a wholo factory full at
"We Itave all snappy and cor
rect stvles; everv chaste, rich
and new design; fbur-in-hands,
strings and teoks they have been
selling in cmr store at 50c and
Toe, and in uptown stores thov
call 'em ''Dollar Ties" your
choice of every tie in the honse
Saturday, and Saturday only.
Heavy Merino White and Gray Shirts and jQ f
Drawers; shirts have French finished col- - j.
lars; any size waist; worth 50c &VW
Camel's Hair. Sliver Gray. Fleecellned J ft
Shirts and Drawers, all sizes; worth eas-&jL.
ily JI; at the Hub now T I U
Pure Imported Linen Handkerchiefs, hem- 1 U f)
stitched, full regular size, retailing In if) I.
dry goods stores at 50c IUU
Neat deafens In Colored Bordered Kand-JAI
kerchiefs, hemstitched, full linen, tho res- j 2 I ft
ular 25c article, here we'll sell 'em fori ),
two for a quarter, or each ..tttiiU
Nlcelv Colored Bordered Handkerchiefs; mm
not all linen, but no man will be dtssat- 9 ft
istied with them; retailing for 15c; here I i.
they go at 1 U
Xo description necessary. They talk for
50c qualities at IQC
25c qualities at ?C
20c qualities at QC
WE'LL MAKE IT WORTH YOUR WHILE TO BUY NOW, AND BARGAIN HUNTERS
COMING HERE WILL GO WILD WITH JOY. 3
JAKE WEIL, Proprietor.
JAKE WEIL, "Proprietor.
els, and partly to look after tho valuable
umana minding n mat city, which is a
part of tho assets of tho Missouri Na
tional. Mr. Lantry will arrive in Kansas City
this morning, and will meet with scleral
local capitalists, who have promised to take
good blocks of stock in tho new bank.
When the stockholders meet on Monday
those who control an ample majority will
have fully determined on just how they aro
going to proceed.
Professor Blackmar, of the Kansas State
university, will preside at the meeting of
TWO LITTLE JVIAIDS IN BLUE.
Have Axplrntlon. to Go Upon the Stage
mill Forsnkc Their Hooks to Of
fer Their Scrlee to nn Actress.
Two bright-eyed misses walked Into the
Coates House yesterday afternoon and
asked the clerk it Miss Corinne was in.
They 'said they wanted to see if she want
ed two real nice little school girls to join
her company and if so they expected to
"play hookey from school" and accept the
positions at once. They are students In
the public schools hero and had just left
their studies to make tho call. They were
unable to see Miss Corinne, or her man
ager, and so lost their chance to set in
the profession. They said they could dance
beautifully and that their singing was de
lightful. They had often been told they
were admirably suited for the stage. Their
names were Maud and Alice. They left
their cards for Miss Corinne and said they
would call again to-day or else seo tha
manager at the opera house.
Bcccham's Pills for Stomach and Liver ills.
KICK ON PARK BOARD BILLS.
AGURECATF. ALTOGETHER TOO
MUCH, SAYS AX ALDEIUIAX.
He Thinks the Ilonrd n Good Denl of
A Luxury In Some llespcctn nnd
Will See if Expciine
Cannot lie Cat.
Stopover Privilege nt Wimhlngton.
A ten-day stopover at Washington. D. C,
Is now granted on all through tickets be
tween tho East and West, via the Balti
more &. Ohio railroad. Stopover will also
be granted on tho return journey made on
round trip tickets, but not exceeding ten
days. Passengers will deposit their tickets
with the ticket agent at Baltimore & Ohio
railroad station in Washington, who will
retain them until the journey is to be re
sumed, when they will be made good for
continuous passage to destination by ex
tension or exchange. This arrangement
will doubtless be greatly appreciated by
the traveling public, because it will permit
the holders of through tickets to make a
brief visit to the national capital without
additional outlay for railroad fare.
Fifty-six Hours to Los Angeles.
The California Limited, via Santa Fe
Route. Swift, safe and luxurious.
A I.n Cnrte Dining Cnrs.
Go East via THE BURLINGTON
ROUTE. No better run. good cooks, fine
service, and the best supplies the market
affords. Broiled spring chicken a specialty.
Santa Fc Houte to Chicago nnd the
Fast service,, luxurious equipment and
dlniriE cars on the a la carte plan.
A prominent member of tiio upper house
has become convinced that the park board
is a luxury In some respects, and It is prob
able that a movement will be started to
curtail Us expenses.
"This park board," said tho alderman
yesterday, "will run tho city Into the
ground If it is not checked up In some way.
Diil you know that the office force of the
park board, consisting of only Ave men,
ccsts $W7 per month, while tho entire oflice
force of the engineer's oflice, not including
the sidewalk department, and comprising
more than a dozen persons, cost3 only ?3tA)
more per month?
"Bookkeeper Langworthy was taken
from the board of public works, where he
was getting $125 per month, and put to
work in the park board's office at J1J0 per
month. Landscape Engineer KesMer gets
M0 a month, but I believe he earns it. D.
J. Haft", attornev for the park board, gets
sa Mil nor vrar. and the assistant cltv coun
selor does most of the work. I believe this
expense could be cut down, and 1 am going
to see if it is possible to do it. '
A Conference of City Ofllclnl Called
to Sec if the Old "IVny Shall
Not Give Way to a Xctt,
Competition in asphalt and brick paving
is assured If the boaid of public works,
Mayor Jones. City Engineer Wife nnd the
public Improvements committee of tho
council can bring It about. A joint meeting
of these officials will be held Monday after
noon, at wnich the entire matter will be
thoroughly discussed. The meeting is more
to agree upon a policy to be pursued than
to change existing rules, although some
modification of the paving specifications
will be necessary.
Under the present system a paVing com
pany circulates a petition to have a cer
tain street paved with its material. The
board of public works has heretofore ac
cepted' this petition as representing the
views of the majority of the interested
property holders. It is a matter of common
information that very often the signers of
these petitions have in many instances
been promised a rebate in the amount of
their tax bills, so that the minority has to
pay more than the signers for the pave
ment. The conference of Monday after
noon will consider the best means of get
ting rid of this unequal system and throw
ing all paving open to competition.
Under the charter no petition Is neces
sary for tho adoption of a resolution for
paving a certain street. If tha conference
agrees upon the city engineer's plans, the
paving company which circulates u petition
will have to stand upon its merits and take
Its chances at the letting ol the contract.
Heretofore the presentation of the petition
has practically Insured tho contract for the
company so presenting It. If the paving
companies are deprived of this advantage
it is not probable that they will circulate
petitions by which they will not benefit
any more than their competitors. But the
board of public works has the power of in
itiating of improvements, and paving will
not lag from tho neglect of the paving
companies to hustle for business. The re
sult of tho adoption of the city engineer's
plans, it is expected, will be to materially
cheapen the cost of paving, especially as
phalt. The matter of competition in street
paving was discussed at the meeting of
the board of public works yesterday, and
the conference for Monday afternoon was
decided upon at that time. '"
The Slot Machine Question Is Giving
Xo End of Trouble to Owners
nnd City Olllclnli.
About 250 owners of slot machines have
taken out licens-es. but since Chief Julian
issued an edict against the machines the
owners have taken them out of their
places of business. They are now besieg
ing the office of the license Inspector de
manding tho return of their license money.
But nothing can be done without a specl-il
ordinance of the council. Judge Gifford
has not passed upon thf. question as to
what constitutes a gambling device In the
shape of a slot machine. The city coun
selor holds that some of the machines are
not gambling devices, while Chief Julian
says they are all gambling devices.
An effort will be made at an early day
to ascertain which of these positions is
"There is a good deal of misapprehension
as to the ordinance." said License Inspec
tor Earhart yesterday. "The ordinance
expressly excepts from its operation ma
chines used for gambling purposes. In this
way. It says: 'Nickel or penny-in-thc-slot
machines, other than those used for gam
bling purposes J3 per year." Now this de
partment has no means of knowing vhpth
er a machine is used for gambling purposes
or not. and when the owner pays the' tax.
we have nothing to do except issue the li
cense. Judge MnDougal has not said. kas
reported, that all these machines are used
for gambling .devices, but has said that if
used for gambling purposes the license
did not protect the owner. The city can
not and does not attempt to license gam
bling In any form and it the owner ot any
of these machines violates the law by us
ing his machine for gambling purposes, of
course he must take the consequences."
Open to Everybody,
Anybody who thinks ho can act aselec
tricai inspector-for the city is at liberty to
pretint himself at tho city clerk's office
this, afternoon at 1 o'clock, at which time
the lire committee. of the upper house and
the bpeclal committee to examine appli
cants will hold a joint meeting; Tho spe
cial committee consists of Superintendent
of Buildings I.ove and Electricians J. M.
Kent and E. It. Weeks.
The only nvowi-d candidates for the ap
pointment are V. J. Fetter nnd M. J. Mor
gan. Mr. Fetter has strongly objected to
the personnel ot the special committee, and
will probably not appear for examination.
To Snvi- the Paving.
An Important step in enforcing the maln
tnance of paved streets was taken by tho
board of public works yesterday when an
order was made that hereaftei no permit
for excavations will be isued unless tho
consent of tho contractor who paved tho
street, or his bondsmen, is tiled with tho
application for a permit.
Spring House Clenniug.
Mayor Jones thinks that his office rooms
are a little too dingy. He complained to
tho board of public works yesterday, and
the needed repairs were ordered. The car
pet, on which anxious candidates havo
stcod and where derelict city officials havo'
trembled. Is to be replaced by a new one.
Tho walls will bo frescoed, and there will
bo other Improvements.
Elevating the Oflice of Scnvcnger.
Titc dignity of the office of city scaven
ger has been trailng in the dust for years.
There have been thoso who deny his legal
existence, but Alderman Brown has rome
to his rescue with an ordinance legalizing
his existence. The office Is to pay J1W ier
Xew Field for Ads.
The board of public works is wrestling
with a proposition from a well known citi
zen to pay the city $150 for the privilege
of painting neat advertisements on tho
trash receptacles which are to be placed
alcng the streets.
Special Council Mecflncr.
There will be a special meeting of tho
eouncil to-night, when tho mayor's veto ot
the gas consolidation ordinance will como
up. A largo amount ot routine business Is
in the budget.
AVnlt Dnvls Has nn Idcn.
Superintendent of Streets Davis appear
ed before the board (if public works yes
terday and presented a plan for sprinkling
asphalt Etreets with sand In cold weather,
but no action was taken in the matter.
California Short Line.
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line across the continent frcm the Missouri
to the Pacliic. Pullman Palace Sleeping
car every day in the year, without change.
Kansas City to San Francisco. Leaves
Kansas City at 10:40 n. m. arrive in San
Francisco S:43 a. m.TZ hours. Compare
with other lines. Pullman Palace Dining
Cars. Plntsch light; steam heat.
Telephone 110!. City office.-No. 1000 Maiu
street, corner Tenth. J. B. FKAWLEY.
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Shipped dally In secure packages by
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