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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1897.
IS FOUR SCORE YEARS OLD. ants, vaskv ns liaetj ix ivest- I'ORT THIRTY A EARS. Has Six Children, Tea Grandchildren and, Tito Great-Grnndclilldren Gets Dp at Dnjbrcnk and Does Her Onn AA'orlc Tho war of 1S12 had Just closed when Mrs. Nancy B. AA'asky. who has lived at West port for many jears, was born. She was born In North Carolina eight -two jcars ago, and despite her advanced jears sho Is in possession of all her faculties and is enjojing the best of health. She lives in a. commodious houso at No. 402S Summit street, in AVestport. There sho was given a surprise party last night b a large num ber of friends, in honor of her birthday. Her parents moved to Kentucky when she was a small child, and a few jears after wards moved to Van Burcn county, la., of which state her father was one of tho prominent pioneers.. She was married MRS. NANCY B. AVASKT. thero about 1S11. and soon afterwards moud with her husband to AVestport, where she has since resided. Mr. AVaskv was a prominent merchant of Westport for a great many jears and cied suddenly of heart disease eighteen jears ago. His widow, who is familiarlj' known as "Grandma" AVaskj. has raised a. family of six children, all of whom are living. One child died in infancy. Her Ih lng children are the following: John F. AA'askj-, postmaster of Oswego, Kas.; T. P. Wasky, a merchant of Pitta burg, Kas.; Mrs. Virginia Hurst, who 11 es with her daughter. Mrs D. Smith. In this city; Mrs. Dr. Goslln, of Springfield, Mo ; Mrs. G. F. Smith, of Gallatin. Mo. and MIs Mollle Wasky, who lives with her mother at the old homestead. "Grandma" Wasky has ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, the older of which is 7 years old. Mrs. AVaskj has been a member of tho church since she was 15 jearsold and has been a member of the WesfpCfT Cumberland Presbjterian church for thlrtj jears. Her daughters, who are all musicians of ability, have during the past twenty jears furnished most of tho music for the church. Mrs. Wasky w alks sov en blocks to church almost eerj- Sundaj. She is al-waj-s the first member of her household to ri"e in the morning, which she does about daj break, and does most of the housework. Though most of Mrs. Wasky's children are Democrats, she herself is a strong Re publican and keeps abreast of all the news of the daj. She can discuss current polit ical events with tho best posted. In this simple, pleasant way she is spending her declining jears. surrounded bj- her chil dren and her children's children, awaiting the final summons with cheerfulness and confidence. EXODUS OF CASHIERS. Matrimonial Epidemic Strikes the Midland and It Will Loc Tlirco AVomcn Cashiers. A matrimonial epidemic has "broken out at tho Midland hotel and within tho nest thirty dajs three of the j-oung women cashiers in the -various departments of the hctel will leave tho house to be married. Manager Stockham has been accustomed frequentlj to resignations from one of the cashiers, but he has never before had so many come in a bunch. Resignations bj platoons is the unusual thing. It is a co ir cidenco that has caused much discussion among the guests and was surprising to the joung women themselves when they learned of each other's plans. Those who are to be married are Miss Margaret NIcholI. cashier at the main of ? flee; Miss Mary Kane, cashier at the cigar stand, and Miss Belle Jackson, cashier at the cafe. Miss Eva Adrain, cashier in the restaurant, resigned two months ago. Miss Margaret NIcholI has been in tho main ofilco but a jear. Sho succeeded her sister, who resigned to be married. She will marry Perl B. Coulon, who Is cm ploed as bujer for one of the departments of Marshall Field & Co., of Chicago, and will make her home In Chicago. The dato of her marriage is fixed for Thanksgiv ing. She will bo succeeded bj- Miss Frances SUles. Miss Mary Kane, who has been In the cigar stand for four jears. will be mar ried on Saturday next to George Casej". a joung business man, on tho West side. Her successor will be Miss Maggie Castle. Miss Belle Jackson, who has handled tho cash in the Midland cafe for two jears, w ill le married Nov ember 23 to Terd Kohl, a well known musician who is plajing at one of the theaters. Her successor will be Miss Marie Wallace, of Wichita. Miss Eva Adrain, who has been one of the cashiers In the Midland restaurant for three j ears, will be married during tho coming week to Max Kosse, of New York, who I? the American agent for a heavj manufacturer of Germany. Her successor is Miss Ida F. Hanej-. The Dnrllnirton Route. The best lino to Chlcaxo. K. S. U. EX-STUDENTS. An Organization "Which Proposes to Make Itself Seen and Heard on Proper Occasions. Twenty ex-students of tho Kansas Unl versltj met at tho Coates House clubroom last evening and organized a local alumni association. Officers as follows wero chos en: President, Dr. E. G. Blair, class of 'S7; secretary, Russell R. Whitman, class of 'S3; treasurer, AV. E. Higgins, class of "SS. Dr. Blair appointed the following execu tive committee: J. G. Smith, W. H. H. Piatt. II. E. Finney. E. C. Meservej-. r. B. McKinnon. J. D. IJowersock. Simuil W. Moore and Frank D. Hutchings, of Kansas City, Kas. Tho first appearance of the lo cal association will be on the 30th. when tho ' entire membership is expected to go in a bodj- to Lawrenco to witness tho football game. A PECULIAR REMEDY. Something Ahont the Xcw Discovery for Cnrlnc Djspcpln. Tho Rev. F. T. Bell, a hlghlj- esteemed minister, residing in Weedsport, Cayuga count j N. Y., In a recent letter writes as follows: "There has never been anj thing that I have taken that has relieved tho Dvspepbia from which I have suffered for ten jears except the new remed-- called Stuart's Dj-spepsla Tablets. Since taking them I have had no distress at all after eating, and again after long jears CAN SLEEP WELL,." Rev. F. I. Bell, Weeds port, N. Y., formerly Idnlia. Col. Stuart's, Djfpepsla Tablets is a remark ablo remedj. not onlv because it is a cer tain cure for all forms of Indigestion, but because it seems to act as thoroughly in old chronic caseb of Dvspepsla as well as in mild attacks of Indigestion or bilious ness. A person has dvspepsla simply be cause the stomach is OVERWORKED: nil It wants is a harmless vegetable remedy to digest tho food and thus glvo it the much needed REST. This Is the secret of the success of this pocullar remedj. No matter how weak or how much disordered the digestion mav Ik?. Stuart's Pvopcnsla Tablets WILL DIGEST THE rOOD WHETHER THE STOMACH WORKS OR NOT. New life and energy are given, not onlj to the stomach, but to cverv organ and nerve in tho bod A trial of this splendid medicine will convince tho most skeptical thatDjspepsia and all stom ach troubl.s CAN BE CURED The tablets are prepared bj the Stunrt Chemical Co , of Marshall. Mich., but so popular has the icmedj- become that Stuart's Djspepsla Tablets can now bo obtained at anj drug store at GO cents per packnge. Send for Look; on stomach diseases fret.. MYSTERYJJEEPENS. Continued Trom First Pn-re.' o'clock. That was the last time the baby was seen by us or our neighbors. "Did jou think ho was the proper person to take the child?" "I did, under tho circumstances. I think a father Is tho proper person to have his child." "No matter whether ho is a brute or not even though ho would take It away and kill It?" "No, sir, that is not my idea." "Yet jou heard him saj that ho would kill it?" "Yes, I heard him saj- that ho would kill it before she should have it." "He did saj he would kill the child be fore Eunice should have it?" "Yes, he said that." "Aou thought he was right in that?" "No, I didn't. I thought he was more capable of taking care of the child than he was. That' what I think. I don't bellevo he did kill it." "Would jou swear that jou have never seen any of the clothes the child wore?" "No; I may have seen that red skirt. I do not remember to have seen anj of tha other garments at our house." "Did jou look tho clothes over care ful lv?" "No; I did not have mj spectacles and I can't "ee verj well without them." Mott said that when Lovine left he had picmt-ed to writo as soon as he arrived at his, brother's and send the money he had borrowed. No letter ever camo. He said ho was not uneasj about it. He would rot believe Cecile was dead, even though thero was a strong resemblance to her in the dead and water bloated Infant Ho sain he had heard that ihe child s mother had wanted Cecile. "What were jour relations with jour stepdaughter? Did jou like Mrs. Lovine?" "No, ir, I did not. We were not on good teims." Mrs. Lucj Mott said the reason she and htr husband did not keep the babj was because Jim wanted to take It to his broth er's home in Kansas She did not think he was the proper person to keep tho baby, as she had often heard him make threats against It. Sho had heard him threaten to kill the babj and its mother. She had net rccentlj heard him threaten the baby s life "Whj- did jou let him carrj j-our grand child awaj? You knew ho was a man of bad character? ' "Well, I thought it might be better off with his people. "Did he ever threaten jour daughters life?" "More than once. Why. he told her right In our yard that ho would follow her and kill her if she ever took the babj." "Why did she leave him?" "Because he abused her so. He cursed and struck her." "He mistreated her all the time?" "Onlj bj spells. When she would leave him and then go back he would be good to her for a few weeks or months, and then he would begin again. He wanted her to ccme back to him just a while ago, but she refused." "Did sho wont tho child?" "Yes, she often spoke about It." Mrs. Mott declared that she had exam ined the clothing taken from flie body of the child found in the river. There was not one piece that Cecile had on, she declared, w hen the child w as taken in charge bj her father. She said that she had some but tons at home just like the peculiar button that Mrs. Lovine had sewed on the infant's undershirt. The "Iollier on the Stand. When Mrs Eunice Lovine, mother of the raising child, took the stand she was a trifle nervous. She said she had read a description in tho newspapers of the cloth ing on the dead bodv of the child found in the river and it was so like the clothes her Cecile had on that she was impelled to go to the morgue and look at them She would not posltivelj denj that the clothes were not the ones her baby had worn, but bho stammered a weak doubt as to their having been worn by Cecile. She kept her head down during the examination and her face was. flushed She could not look at the coroner, but kept her ejes averted. She did saj posi tively: "I saw that waist with the peculiar but ton on it at mj' mother's home. I sewed the button on the waist." She said she could not remember wheth er the button was on the exact spot where she had sewed it. The witness recounted the beatings her husband had given her and said that ho showed her a revolver once and said that ho would kill her with that. Inspector of Detectives Halpln told about Mrs. Lovine calling at Central police sta tion Mondaj night and telling him that she had read an account of the death of her child. She told him Ehe was sure the child was hers, because tho description of the clothes, matched those worn by her babj so minutely. She was shown the clothe, said the inspector, and posltivelj identified them. "She told me," said the inspector, "that everj piece of the clothes was her child's except the cap. She said she was positive thero was no mistake; she would swear to it on her deathbed." This ended the Inquest for the daj-. A reporter for The Journal a-ked Mrs Lovlno in the presence of a detective whether she had heard the inspector's testimony. She said she had. "Was what he said regarding jour state ments at Central police station true?" "It was, everj word of it." "Whj are j ou less posltiv e now than jou were then?" "Well, mother in't sure about It. She sajs that she never saw some of those clothes, but I know that I sew ed thartut ton on the shirt." 'AN UNHAPPY STORY. Home Life That Was rilled AVlth Drn- talltj Talks "With the Motta and Mrs. Lovine. Armed with John Doo warrants. Deputy Marshals Mays and Kenney went to the home of James Mott near Red Bridge at 4 o'clock jesterday morning and brought Mott and his w if e, Lucj, to this city. Mrs. Mctt is Mrs. Lovine's mother end Mott her stepfather. They also sought for Lovine, but learned that he was somewhere in Kan sas near Lincoln Center. The Motts were taken to Central police station at about 8 o'clock. The bodj of the child found near the con fli'enco of the Blue and Missou'i rivers last Sunday and which had been burled Mondaj was exhumed yesterday morning and Mott, his wife, Mrs. Lovine and sev eral detectives went to Undertaker Stew art's morgue to view the remains. It was observ ed b j the officers that Mott and his wife almost from the first discredited the storj that it was Mrs Lovine's baby. When thej reached the undertaking establishment and tho body was exposed neither Mott nor his wife could Identlfj' it. and when ques tions were asked Mrs Lovine concering the booj Mrs. Mott assumed the responsibility of answering for her. Mrs Lovine, under the ej'O of her mother, half way discredit-d manj of her statements made the night before, except as to the shirt with the pe culiar button on It, and she clung to her statement that she had -ewed that button on the shirt, that "she would recognize it anj-where." Ihe part j returned to Central police sta tion, and later Mrs. Mott and Mrs. Lovino were pllote dt tho side of the bodj. They both claimed on this occasion that the child was that of Mrs. Lovine. although the as sertion of Mrs. Mott was made rather weakly and only upon her daughter point ing out certain marks upon the body that had been there from birth tho peculiar shape of the ears and the crooked tooth. Later In the day Mrs Mott decided that the baby was not her daughter's, hut Mr-.. Li.vine adhered to the belief to the last. jLt before she left the city last night she declared positively that the body was that of her daughter. Cecile. Mrs. Eunice Lov ine is below the medium height, but of heavy build She is only 18 vears old and was married at the age of 15 to James Lov ine In Randolph. Mo. Her maiden name was Mav field, her mother having been married twice before she met her last husband. When she appeared be fore the coroner's jurj jesterdaj afternoon Mr. Lov Ine w ore a dress that she had bor row ed from Police Matron Lee. Last even ing when sho went to Central station to re turn th dress Mrs. Lee asked her: "Whv have vou changed jour mind re garding jour babj. Mrs. Lovine? When oti were here last night jou were positive in tho mntter." "I have not changed mj mind, Mrs. Lee. I am just as positive as I can be that It is mj babv. Jim changed a part of the clothes on it, but he forgot to change the little shirt with tho button on it." Mrs Lov ino told a reporter for The Jour nal jetcrdav afternoon that she would never be convinced that it was not her child until she "saw Cecile running toward her." Mrs. Iyovlne's mother wab standing bj at the time, but she cautioned her daughter to not be too sure It w as her child. "If Jim ever comes back here," said Mrs. Mott, "he is going to kill some one for all this. Ho is a bad man and ho will be verj ansrv ." "I don't care if he Is. I ain't afraid of him " answered the daughter. "How long did jou live with Jim after jour marriage before he began to abuse j'ou. Mrs. Lovine?" was asked her. 3Irs. Lrinlnc's Jjlte Stor. "About six months. When I left him-, on several occasions and then went back to him he could not staj good longer than that, and sometimes not as long. He beat me several times, but I didn't mind that as much as I did his abuse of the babj. He was not a drinking man, but he was very kuarrelsome. Several times ho has struck me In the face and knocked me down. I left him the last time one jear ago daj before jesterdaj. I have seen him since and he has tried to get me to go back and live with him, but I refused I believe he thought tint if he took tho fcany I would want to live with him for its sake, but he Is mistaken I will never live with him again." Lovine is a big. muscular man, six feet tall and weighs JX pounds He is 2i jears eld He was L'3 and his wife was lo when they were nurried Their biby was born in March, 1S93. Mrs. Lovine sajs that while the baby was In the cradle Jim used to snank it with his big hard hands be cause it would cry. "When she left her husband one jear ago she went to the home of her brother at Hamilton Mo., tak ing Cecile with her. Her husband followed her and took the bab from her and car ried it to the home of her parents near Red Bridge, in this count. Mrs Lovino then came to Kansas City and went to vork as a domestic at Tl'i Troost avenue and later sho worked at 54G Main street. For the past two weeks she had been era plojed in a bakcrj at 704 Independence avenue. She was discharged jesterdaj- and last night returned to the homo of her ir other near Red Bridge "I don't know how I came to fall In love with him," she said, "unless it was because ho was so big and strong, but I did love him dearly until his brutal treat ment took all of the love from me and turned it into hate Hanging would be too good for him for this crime." "Was there no way that jou could Iden tify the body of jour child.'" a reporter for The Journal asked Mrs. Lov Ine. "Yes, there was. and I idontilied it. Mj baby was marked just at. I am marked. Do jou see that white -pot in my right ear," and sho touched the upper lobe of the ear. "Cecile is marked in the same manner. Then, too. the upper part of her left tnr is larger than the unper part of her right ear. I noticed both of these peculiarities on the dead bodi at the un dertaker's." The different sizes of the cars was not so apparent to the eje as the marking in the right ear. The spot could be distinct ly seen twentj feet awaj. Mrs. Lovino pointed out these peculiarities to Under taker Stewart and reporters while sho was examining the child's body The queer looking button that Mrs Lovine sajs sho sewed on Cecile's undergarment is a strong link in the chain of evidence that cops to prove the child as her own. It Is a button that one would recognize anj where. It has a white surface and is covered with large brown spots, flecked between with lighter brown snots, about the size of flj- specks. AVhile Mrs. Lovino was talking to the reporter for The Jour nal. James Mott walked up. His vest was unbuttoned and a large button of a pecu liar kind showed distinct! where his un derwear was held together. "Was the button on the babj's shirt anj thing like this one"" asked the reporter, calling Mrs. Lovine's attention to the but ton so cons-iicuous on Mott "It was tho mate to that button." sho declared. "I have several of those buttons." said Mrs. Mott, "and I sewed that one on my husband's underclothes when the other button came oft. I got it out of the button bag." "And that is where I got the button I sowed on my babj's shirt," said Mrs. Lo vine. Mott Sot "Skcered" of Jim. When James Mott. stepfather of Mrs. Lo vlne, was brought to Kansas CItj, with his wife, from their home near Red Bridge, thej- were not placed under arrest, al though the deputies took along John Doe warrants for the purpose ol placing Mott and his wife under arrest In caso thej re fused to coma They were awakened in their home by the deputies at 4 o'clock j es terday morning and started at 5 o'clock for Kansas Citj. Mott wore a mouse-colored suit, a blue shirt w Ithout a tie and a straw rat. He has a thin face with shrunken cheeks covered with a bushy growth of black whiskers His hair Is just turning graj. His ejes are blue and waterj. Theio isn't a sj-mpathet!c line In his face His mouth Is large and his lips thick and parched. Probably tho most remarkable thing about him is that he says he isn't "skecred ' of Jim Lov ine. "Jim beat up the women folks, but I wasn't skecred of him," declared Mott, and those big. blue eyes of his fairlj swam in water. ''He was coming for me one day. tut I showed him something that stopped him mighty sudden and he never tried to come it ov er mo again " "What was it a revolver?" "That's what it was. Jim and tho old woman had had trouble and I took him to task about it." "Yes. Jim blacked both of my ejes," broke in Mrs. Mott. "He was In the habit of coming into tho house and throwing himself onto tho bed with his overalls on and I just told him 'that he had got to stop it. Besides, he didn't pay any board. One day ho planked himself down on mv bed and I started for him with a. piece of broomstick, and hu got up and I hit him over tho arm and almost broke it. Ho hollered and then he hit me between the eves and knocked mo down. Mj- eje got black quicker than jou could saj- 'scat.' Eut he didn't Ho on the bed any more." "Do jou think that is Mrs. Lovine's baby In tho morgue?" the reporter asked Mott. "No I don't, although it looks a great deal like it. Tho mouth and tho nose are tho same, but I won't bellevo it is her babj until I hear that Cecile isn't at Lin coln Center. If sho Isn't there then that is tho child and Jim Lovino threw it In tho river." "But supposing Jim took It soma place else Instead of to Lincoln?" "He didn't take it anj place ele. It is either there, or else it is in the under taker's." "AVhat do jou think about it, Mrs Mott'" "AVell. it looks a great deal like Cecile, but I don't see how anj bodj could be so cruel as to kill a little babj and I don't think Jim did." "Don't you think that it might bo the babv?" "Yes, it might. The body smelled so bad I did not like to get near it, but thero wero several things about it that reminded mo of Cecile." Mrs Lucy Mott is a large woman with blue ejes and a brownish skin Her lower jaw is heavj and her mouth large, with folds of flesh that droop from her nostrils to the jaw bone, giving her face a heavj appearance Her hair is clipped close to her head. Sho wore a brown dress, and a black hat. She seems to be erj- much afraid of the wrnth of Lovine Mr. and Mrs Mott drove back to their home last night, taking Mrs. Lovino with them. WHOSE WERE THEY? If Xot Cecile Lovine's Clothing, Who Is There Can Identlfj the Articles? Below Is a complete and detailed descrip tion of all the clothing found on the child w hen It was taken from the Missouri river: A white canton flannel sleeveless waist, sewed by machine and fastened in front with two white china buttons. Tho waist was made of white cotton, fastened in the back bj three small china buttons Sewed to the waistband were two buttons, one above each hip. The button on the right side Is of most peculiar design. It is the one positively identified bj Mrs. Lovine as one fehe sewed on with her own hands. It is described above. The button on the opposite side is an ordlnarj china button. Fastened to the waist was a pair of white cotton drawers The black stockings had evidently been bought originally for an older child, prob ably 6 jears old In order to make them fit. the feet of the stockings had been cut off and the legs sewed straight across with a machine, leaving them without the shape of feet. They had been worn long enough, however, to leave the shape of the little one's feet la the uncomfortable looking stockings. Half an inch from the tops of the stockings was a border about an Inch wide of grav. An elastic gartir three-qunrters of an Inch wide, with a red pin stripe running through it, was found, on the left leg. Only tho right shoo was found. It had been worn but little. The size on tho sole Is marked, 4A C. It is a kid shoe with patent leather tip and a silk tassel at tho top. Tho top button is gone, four remain ing. Around the neck, and tied at tho throat in a hard knot, was a square piece of muslin. lSxlS inches, folded in the shape of a muffler. It was evldentlv the corner of a pillow slip or piece of sheeting, judging from the hem. This might have been used to protect tho child's throat from cold. It was verj- tight. The red flannel underskirt had a waist of white cotton goods and was fastened In the back by three small china buttons. The skirt and waist were joined bj- a rough, overlapped seam sewed bj hand It was sleeveless and the seams in the skirt had been sowed bj machine. Worn over this was another sleeveless skirt, of white mus lin. Two and a half Inches from the bot tom are two narrow tucks running around the skirt about half an inch apart. The bottom is finished in neat embroidery iui inch deep. The skirt was fastened in tho back with a safety pin. The child wore a pretty dimity dress with J- ruffled collar an Inch and a half wide. The dress was fastened by three pearl buttons. The sleeves are ruffled at tho wrist slmiliar to the collar. A plain hem. three inches wide, finishes the bottom of the dress The woolen cloak has a ground of dark brown, covered with a design of small diamond shaped figures. The collar is about five Inches wide and is divided into two sections forming a cape over either shoulder, and leaving the aperture In the b ick simiHr to that in front. The cloak is unllned. excepting the joke, which is lined with black s itine The sleeves nre large puffs from the cuffs to the shoulder. The cloak fastens in front with two hooks and ejes. The cloak Is turned up at the bot tom forming a hem seven inches wide The hood is crocheted from white wool en jam. Above the forehead fro two tas sels at the end of a cord running through the hem of the hood. POLICE ACT PROMPTLY. Tele-trams Unshed to Kansas Points Directing: Lovine's Arrest and Then Countermaudln-r. When Deputies Kenney and Majs ar rested Mr. and Mrs. Mott at Red Bridge, earl j esterday morning, the former sent a dispatch to the police here, stating: "Lovine at Lincoln Center. Kas. Right babj." Upon the receipt of this message, which reached headquarters at 3 20 a. m , Lieu tenant Moran wired tho police at Lincoln Center to arrest Lovine, giving his de sciiption and statin,; he could be found at his mother's house, near Lincoln. In this telegram Lieutenant Moran stated that Lo "vine was wanted for murdering his child Before a reply was received to this mes sage, tho steptather and mother of Mrs. Lovine were brought in and failed to identi fy tho clothing of the baby. Chief Hajes then wired the police at Lincoln. "Don't arrest Lovine. Babj has, not been identified." A few minutes after this message was sent. Chief Hayes received the following message from Lincoln, which was In answer to tho first message sent by Lieu tenant Moran, ordering Lovine's arrest: "Jim Lovine and two brothers feeding cattlo twelve miles northeast of Hoxie for lolllver &. Marshall. S. H. Hoover, sher iff." This message was received at noon. At 5 o'clock the following message waj received from Lincoln Center: "Jim Lovine has his child here at his brother's. G. L AA'ebb, city marshal." Beforo this mesage was received Chief Hajes had wired the sheriff at Hoxie to go out and get Lovine. Later, however, he wired the sheriff not to arrest Lovine. At S 30 last night Chief Hayes received the following message from Hoxie: "Have Jim here. He will be hero to night. E. T. Crum, sheriff." Upon tho receipt of this telegram Chief Hajes at once wired Sheriff Crum to hold Lovine but not to lock him up. He told Crum to get an expression from Lovine as to where the babj is. In this way the chief hopes to ascertain whether or not he sajs the baby is at Lincoln Center. MUSIC A:D THE DRAMA. ( SKS3S3x$tSxSs -- K-x-SSx5XSf Mmo. Mohjeska has so rarelj taken up a new plaj- for production that Jhero was more than ordinary ,1ntertt in 'herbfirst piesentatlon in thls city -of Sudcrmann's "Magda," which wasfeen at the Coates last night. Iho oppostunltj to witness a work bj one of the foremost o Germanj's dramatists, who has hithertp been known to us onlj as a novelist", "was, ln itself, a rare one, though strange to saj it attracted less attendance than did tho old bill of tho opening night. Suderinann Is a. close observer and a profound thinker. It Is impossible to con template his work by the light of con v entional standards. In ' Magda" he has not undertaken the solution of a problem but tho exposition of conditions. He has not undertaken to portraj abnormal beings but to reveal representative tvpes. His greatness does not lie in craftsmanship, but in characterization. Introspection Is his dominant element. It requires more than the ordinary spirit of entertainment seeking to grasp his values. For this rea son his work is doubtless more appreclxted in Europe than it could be in this coun trj. "Mndga" tells an Interesting storj. thoughit Is an Incomplete one, judged bj the conventionalities of dramatic writing. It is the story of the conflict between the liberality of the great world and the in sularitj of pristine domesticity. Magda. a willful elder daughter, doomed by paternal decree to choose betw een a distasteful m ir riage and her father's renunciation, se lects the latter, seeks her own means of maintenance, and, having a talent for music, studies for the operatic stage. She is deceived and afterward deserted by a man of worldly accomplishments and woridlj distinction. She does not despair, but practices the aggressive selfishness that she finds neces irj to advance her material interests. Sho become renowned under a nom de theatre and, in the height of her fame, returns to her native town as tho star attraction of a great public festival. She Is received with gracious af fection bj- her punj-, undeveloped sister, her good stepmother, and even In tho family pastor, who had been the distaste ful but devoted lover of her girlhood. But her father, who tj'pifies the Inexorable ex actions of traditional family honor, looks upon her with many misgivings. She, in turn, comes into this humble and humbled home as the living embodiment and spirit essence of tho world. Yet she is still a proud and exacting woman and an absolutclj devoted mother. Accustomed to rule with absolute power in the realm she has dominated, sho brooks her father's reasserted authoritj onlj because she re alizes the endless suffering sho has caused him Tho old man, partially paralvzed, asks questions: tho daughter evades'l.lm. But the inquisitor is inexorable, and in a scene that is, fortunatelv, left to the im agination, learns from Magda tho whole storj of her life from home, and aIo that her betrajer Is his personal friend, tho privv- counselor, who is engaged with him in philanthropic labors. Of all men, the rrivv counselor Is now the most despised of Magda. Yet in obedience to convention alities she Is ordered to accept this man's offer of marriage and restitution, renounce her art and again return to the stuffy environments of her jouth. Her love for her father Impels her to accede to all of these conditions rather than bring more sorrow upon her father; tut when It is added that her child must be renounced and hidden from the world, ma ternal instinct rises superior to filial obli gation, and she prep ires to depart from her home for a second time. The father, fear ing further disgrace, is about to put .an end to her life, w hen he is seized with paralysis, and dies. The rest Is left to speculation. This chapter In the lives of a half dozen personages is stronglj- narrated. Bv the most ndrolt means, mental and emotional processes are revealed with singular power. The soveral charac.ers stand out with dis tinct individualities Few dramatists pos sess like power of differentiation. Tho plaj is frequently talkj and the stage business emploj'ed is not alwajs cal culated to overcome these faults as effect ively as thej might be overcome. Modjeska's Magda is a splendid realization of a great ch iracler. She adapts herself to tho life and spirit of tho hour with sur prising fidelity, considering her Intimate and almost exclusive association witl poctlc creations and remoter personages. It would be easily possible to make Magda a more reprcentatlv e type of upper Bohemia, Lut Modjeska with her unlmpcach iblo tate. invests her with the distinction of a great artist and tho strength of a great Mr' Haworth gives a vivid, artistic and exceedlnglv strong impersonation of the old man Mr. Ixmergan plaj s tho ungrate ful counselor with much discretion A fine mstarco of subdued but affectionate spirit is shown by Miss Grace Fisher as the sister. The engagement will elop to-nlcht with "Macbeth " AUSTIN LATCHAW. There has been a most promising sale for the engagement of "The Heart of Mary land." which will be seen at the Coates to morrow evening and the remainder of the week. The production is a genuinely great one and its coming will be one of the dis tinctive events of the season's theatricals. The success of tho bill at the Auditorium has been so great that it has been decided to continue ' The Lost Paradise" all the week at that house. Last night's audience was even larger than that of the opening night. New Orleans, Oct. 11 Veronica Miller, a member of the Grau Opera Companj-, plaj ing here, died this morning, not, however, of yellow fever. Reception at the New Central Market. The new Central Produce market, cor ner Thirteenth and Main streets, will be thrown open to the public this evening with a reception The stalls will be filled with produce and will be specially decor ated for the occasion. There will be a musical nro-rramme and each of the stall- keepers will irlvo souvenirs. We Know a Piano Thoroughly beforo we say a word about it, and then wo tell you everything wo know about it and no more. In our salesrooms you will be treated intelligently and honestly. Wo never mis represent, and never promise anything wo can't fulfill. That's why pianos we sell always give satisfaction. Aren't you ready to try us? J. W. JENKINS' SONS, 921-923 Main St. Oldest and Largest Music House in the 'West. MBMaEgU-BlkJHMil; imiiir NOW FOR THE TESTIMONY. JURY IS THE BURGER CASE WILL BE SWOKV TO-DAY. List of the Fort -set en Men From Whom the Jury Will lie Selected Testimony AMU Begin at l:::o This Afternoon. The first testimonj In tho trial of John Schlegcl for the murder of Dr. Ljman A. Berger last Julj- will be heard to-daj In the criminal court. Yesterdaj- the panel of forty-seven men, acceptable to both sides, was filled. The attornejs were given the usual twentj-four hours for challenges and the case was adjourned until 11 o'clock to daj. This morning the state will choose fifteen names to bo stricken off the list, the defense will then strike oft twentj. The twelve remaining will constitute the jury that will hear and determine what will be one of the most famous cases in the crim inal annals of the state. The men from whom twelve will be se lected are: John A. Wible, 45, glass, sash and door merchant, Kansas Citj. Edward Umbrook, CO, laborer, Kansas Citj-. S. G. Spencer, 37, printer, Kansas Citj. II. D. Millen, 4C, painter, Kansas Citj. A. K. Hann, 33, with Kansas Citj Scenic Companj. Kansas Citj. J. W. Bell, 37, with American Express Companj. Kansas Citj. James R. Delaplaln, 51, driver, Kansas Citj. Louis Antonaine, 24, farmer, near Ray town. George C. Miller, 45, laundry, Kansas Citj. C M. Windfrey, 21, farmer, near Sibley. James Tankard, 47, packing box maker, K.-.nsas Citj. Isa ic Johnson, 40, farmer, near Sibloj. G. W. Hulse. 61, farmer. Oak Grove. O. L. Noland, 34, f aimer, near Independ ence. Robert Dchoney, 32, farmer, near Ray tow n. Fred C. Adams. 20, assistant casnler Santa Fe railroad. Kansas Citj-. James B. Cline, 20, farmer, SnI Mills. It P. Dixon. 51, contractor, Kansas Citj Brown. A. Lange, 33, grocerj clerk, Kan sas City. Phillip Glier, 20, tinner. Kansas Citj. William E Hides, 3S, grocerj and Missou ri Pacific baggageman, Kansas Citj. G. W. Gradj , 25, carpenter, Kansas City. C. N. Munson, 37, insurance and alder man, Kansas City . David O wings, 47, farmer. Oak Grove. Edward Ricter, 23, farmer, Independ ence. George Sandridge, 26, farmer, Independ ence Columbus Rennick, 5G. farmer. Oak Grove. . , David W. Whitman, 26. ex-car driver, Kansas Citj. , C. A. Sargent, 43, grocer. Kansas Citj. Charles H. Rebenschied, 31, bicjele dealer. Kansas Citj-. B. H. Brooks, 36, architect. Kansas Citj-. J. D. Miller, 10, civil engineer, Kansas Citj-. George L. Pease, 54, life insurance, Kan sas Citj. F. L Wilcox, 40, traveling salesman. In dependence P. F. Meador, 41, laborer. Independence. John Ragland, 53, liverjman, Independ ence J II. Wettzel. 21", plumber. Independence. W. J. Waj-, 30, noveltj- store. Independ ence. W. C. Perry, 30, ex-llverjman. Independ ence. Vas Perkins. 3S, merchant, Independence. P. C. Talk. 50, real estate, Westport. Edwin Potcet, 51, farmer. Independence. John S. Walker, CO, merchant. Independ ence. A. "W". Stelle, 57, poultry, Westport. Robert Hull, 29 teamster. Independence. R. T. Aker, 47, bookkeeper. Independ ence. Robert Noland. 44. ice dealer, Westport. At 11 o'clock the jury will be sworn, the attornejs for tho state and defense will both make their statements and at 1 '0 p. m. the Introduction of testimony will be Cin. It will be a stubborn battle, with a man's life at stake. An Ingenious attorney will plead emotional Insanity, while able at tornejs for the state will allege and seek to prove it onlj' a cowardlj murder, hav ing for its basis the most Improbable tale ever told as an excuso for takln-r a life. DE VTIIS AD FU.NERALS- George Hines, aged 17, died jesterdaj- at St. Margaret's hospital, of pneumonia. Burial will be in Union cemetery this after noon. Lloj'd Horsfall, aged 5, died j esterdaj at his parents home, 3019 Independence ave nue, of diphtheria. Burial will be in Union cemetery this afternoon. Harriett Dewitt, widow of Daniel Dewltt, a Methodist minister, died jesterday at her home, 723 Harrison street. Mrs. Eli Wilson, of this citj, is a daughter. Nathaniel R. Hardaway, aged 41, died jesterday at his home, 2U.S3 Madison ave nue, of malarial fever. The funeral serv ices will be held this afternoon from the house and burial will le in Union ceme tcrj. Mr. Hardawav was a clerk In the citj engineer's ofilco during Major Daven port's administration. Tonj- Rendlna. aged 43, died jesterdaj- at his home. 812 East Ninth street, of pneu monia. He was a musician, belonging to Lenge's Militarj- band The funeral ser vices will take place from the house to morrow and burial will be in Mount St. Marj's cemcterj. The time of the funeral has not been determined. Dcnth of W. J. Orcndorff. Mr. W. J. Orcndorff, president of the Parlln & Orendorff Companj. one of the largest agricultural implement manufac turers in the world, and who have 1 irge tianch houses in Kansas Citj,Omaha,Neb , Dallas, Tex.. St. Louis and other impor tant trade centers, died at Canton, III.. Mondaj night, October IS. Funeril serv ices will be held at Canton, Thursdaj aft ternoon. Upon receipt of the news of Mr. Oren dorff's death the Kansas Citj- branch I laced Its flag at half most and Its place of business will be closed the day of the funeral. F. L. Kaufman, resident manager, leaves to-daj- to attend the funeral. TO I1E CO-VTENT AD IUPPY Use "Garland" Stoves and Ranges. CITY NEWS IS PARAGRAPHS. Police Matron Lee has homes for two tcjs from 3 to 5 jears old. Dr. AV. A. Quajle will deliver a series of lectures to the children and friends of Scarritt Training school, at the school, from 11 a. m to 12 m , October 21 and 23 and Nov ember 4 The board of public works jesterday or dered the Northeast Street Railway Com pany to pave between Its tracks with vit rified brick from Fifth and Grand avenue to Independence avenue and Oak street. J. H. Sullivan, national president of tho Painters and Paperhnngers' Union, with headquarters at Baltimore, Md., addressed a mass meeting of union and non-union men of that trade In the Industrial Coun cil hall, at Labor headg.uarf-- v 1117 Wal nut street, last nleht. 0 M t Grand Opening TO-NIGHT! THE NEW Centra 1 Market! Corner 1 3th and Main Sts. CONCERT. 5 SPECIAL PROORAAME BY Third Regiment Band. Come and have a good time; it costs you nothing. Bring- your wife and friends. Tell your neighbors about it. This is the biggest thing that ever happened for Kan- sas City people who are desirous of furnish- ing their tables with the best the market t affords. j The following firms will be represented 1 at this market: Union Tea Co. Kansas Citj Tea Co. C. J. Diehlow Pickles. Mrs J. O H irt Pickles. A Sutorius Bakery. T. E Bower Fruits, etc. Brown & Majer Candy Kitchen. J. A. Boppart Fruit stand. Fred Wolterman Meats. J. F. Hegger Meats. H. C. Thee Meats Hedges & Rojer Meats. T. J Borga'-on Meats. Simon Shapiro Meats Dan'l Beck & Co Fish and Ojsters. J. R. Miller &. Co Fish and Ojsters. W. H. Ruppert Poultrj- and Game. E. M. Lockart Butter, Eggs, Cheese, etc. Jas. Stewart Butter, Eggs, Cheese, etc. Miss Kennedy Butter. Eggs, Cheese. etc. J. W. Strickand Butter. Eggs. Cheese, etc. H. M. Lindsay Retail Produce. S Wright Retail Produce. J. IL Harris Retail Produce. AV. E Garrett Retail Produce. I. G. Hlatt Retail Produce. I. B. Blanchon Wholesale Produce. W. J. Barnes Florist. t ! J SPECIAL FEATURES. Free Delivery System. J Scales at all exits to guarantee correct weights. Cleanliness, Courteous Salespeople everything designed for a modern market. j Formal Opening To-night NO GOODS SOLD. I Open for Business THURSDAY MORNING. HOURS: 6 a. m. to 7 p. m. SATURDAYS: 6 a. m. to 10:00 p. m. Catalogues and Information. KANSAS CITY BRANCH, No. 113 WEST NINTH STREET. SONS OF THE REVOLUTION. A'V.MVEIIS VR.Y Or THE SURRENDER OF COR."WALLIS CELEKRATED. Elegant Dinner at the Contes Iloune La-it Msbt Attended liy More Tlinn 100 Members Elec tion of OOK-crs. The HCth anniersarj of the surrender ot Cornnallls at Yorktown was appro priately celebrated at the Coates House last night bj the Sons of the Reiolutlon --,1th an elegant dinner. Covers were laid for 123, and there were not half a dozen jacant chairs. The banauet room ot the Coates --.as profusclj decorated with Hags, j chow and blue bunting, Revolutlonary portraits and tropical plants. It was 8.30 o'clock when the retiring pres ident, I. P. Dana, led the way to tho ban cuet hall. At the close of the banquet the following programme was rendered. Presentation ot the flag bj the retiring president and greeting by the newly elected president, Thomas James. Rev. Mr. Cam eron Mann, rector of Grace Episcopal church, responded to the toast: "The Sub missive Tory." Mr. W J. Murray gave a -local solo; Miss Mary E. Wilder, of Eliza beth Benton chapter. Daughters of the American Revolution, responded to the toast, "The Spirit of the Women of '70." Mrs. G W. Goffe gave a vocal solo. Mr. C. A. Jlosman, of New Hampshire, re sponded to the toast. "Patriotism From a Citizen's Standpoint." Mrs. Goffe and Mr. Murrav gave a vocal duet, and Rev. Mr. H. D Jenkins, pastor of the Second Presbj'terlan church, re sponded to tho toast, "The Fighting Par son." The programme closed with the singing of "America" bj all present, rising. At tho business meeting of the society yesterday afternoon the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Presi dent, Thomas James; vice president. W. G. Mellier; secretary. W. P. Voorhees; treasurer. W. B. Thajer; board of man agers, I. P. Dana. A. L. Howe. W. V. Clark. AV. B. Clark". E. M. Clcndenin-r. J. G. Peppard and F. A. Faxon. FORGERY ATWHOLESALE. Checks AVure in bninll Amounts, How- eter, but Unite Enonch to Get .Toll n C'rlflln Into TTonble. Jchn Griffin was arrested jesterday at hts home, Tw enty-third and AVoodland avenue, bj- Dctecti-.es Sanderson and Brj'ant. on a charge ot forger j. The dctcctUes claim Griffin has floated a large amount of forged fapcr, using the checks of the New En gland Safe Deposit and Trust Company, and forging the name of the Eureka; In--.(stmtnt Companj bj- D. D. Drake, o Westport. The rhecks were small, rang ing from Jl to S20. Stolen Coffee Recoereil. Detectives Booher and Ennl3 yesterday recovered three boxes of coffee, containing" 1C0 pounds each, which had been stolen from AVllliam Leitch, a grocer at 1M AVest Eighth street. The coffee was found buried In an alley between McGee street and Grand avenue and Sixteenth and Seven teenth streets. It was burled beneath sev eral loads of straw. Struck by nn Euslnc. AV1I1 Regan, of ITU Tranklin avenue, waa struck bj- the pilot of a Missouri PaclHc switch engine at First and Grand jesterday morning, and badly battered up. He was taken to Central police station and his wounds wpre dressed by Assistant Pollc: Surgeon. Norberg. Regan was attempting to cross the track when the engine struck him. TRY GKAKf-O ! IEY GR IN-O ! Ask jour grocer to-day to show you a package of GRAIN-O, the new food drink that takes tho place ot coffee. The chil dren maj- drink It without Injury, as well as the adult. All who try It like lt-GRAIN-O has that rich seal brown of Mocha or Java, but It Is made from pure grains, and tha most delicate stomach re ceives It without distress. U the price of coffee. 1: and 23o per package. Sold by all j-rocej