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i VOLUME XL. NO. 160. WEDNESDAY. KANSAS CITY, NOVEMBER 17, 1897 TEN PAGES. WEDNESDAY. PRICE TWO CENTS. Cl-3 H I r r j j kw:itaiiroa C- bq oeitei - Wxt Jimmal 99 tl -TTtt T i iT( i 9 iH Hf IS tl IT -TKitf ih j ds ! nan Any utner uty in tne worm, uur-busmess wit not CRISIS ' REACHED. c UOVCOTT ON flM) MUST BE ...ED TO-DAY. MARTIN JULIAN'S ULTIMATUM. SHOW DOVT no OV UtXSS IT IS, HE SAYS. Warm Talk Retween the Local and Maltlna- Managcra Last Mght Jallnn Snjr He Meam Bml- ncii-Slnnajter Judah. Is Also Firm. "Look here. Judah, this bojeott has to tie off this theater to-morrow night or we will know the reason whj." declared Mar tin Julian, ritzlmmons' manager, to Man ager Judah, of the Grand, last night, with n decisiveness which spoke as much as his words. "I am not to blamo for tho bojeott," pro tested Mr. Judah. "Those fellows (the union) want me to sign a contract with them for another year, and I don't propose to do anj thing of the kind." "Well, this thins has got to he settled to-morrow or our show don't go on. Do you hear that?" demanded Julian. This occurred on the stage at the Grand lat night Jut before tho last act. Julian had been talking- with rUzslmmons and left him to ele his ultimatum to Mr. Ju dah. Then the curtain rang up and Julian started out to announce to the audience, "Mr. Itobert FHzsimmons, the champion of all champions." "It don't make any difference who Is to blame, this thing has got to be settled: we have enough battles to fight without fight ing other people's," declared the stern Ht tlo manager of the pugillst,hurrjing toward the footlights. "If jou don't play to-morrow night you won't get out of town, I'll bet on that," was Judah's parting shot. Julian had just reached the edgo of the ecencry. His eyes shot fire and he whirled back. The audience was compelled to wait n. few seconds. "We will get out of town, too, and this bocott has to be off. See!" And with that Julian was out bowing pleasantly to the audience as If nothing had happened. . The crisis In the union labor bojeott on the Grand opera, house seems to have been reached last night, and to-night the boycott will be off or Fitzslmmons and his com pany will fall to appear. This was the ul timatum plainly given Manager Judah, of the Grand, by-Tits' manager, Martin Julian. The determination on the part of Julian to have tho boycott removed came about after ,a careful examination of the facts for himself. "There is not a third as many people: no, not a fourth as many people in this house to-night as we are used to plaj ing to," de clared Julian to a reporter for The Jour nal, after the show had closed. "It is not the kind of a house the Grand had before this bojeott was declared. I have tried my best to bring about a settlement of this affair ever since I came here. I have got telegrams to prove that I came to this town against my own protest, but It was too late. I did not learn of the bojeott un til after ecrj thing had been arranged. Fitz and mjself are both In sjmpathj- with the union men who havo this bojeott on the house. I worked last Sundaj all day Ilke I neer worked before to get this thing settled. The fault all lies with Juslah's pride. Ho Is losing hundreds of dollars slmplj' because he don't want to ghe In to the union and hire none but union men at a few dollars a month more salarj than lie Is nowj pajing. "Here we are losing nearly $2 0u0 on this week alone. But this in't wnat Is worry ing me. Wo are plajlng in a bojeotted house boj-cotted bj- the ierj people we cater to. It would only be natural for these union mon to blame us for plavlng here when. God knows, I have tried to do everj thlng I could to 6etUe it- And I will vet tie It to-morrow, in pretty -hort order. Just to see what effect the bojeott had on people who want to patronize the houe. I stood out at the gallerv window all evening. It's no Joko when I tell jou that cerv ftl low that c.imn in there -nenked In es, sneaked in when he thought the union "fel lows were not watching him. We have not lx-cn u-ed to this kind of business and wo won't stand for it. We have had our light and won after hard work and it is our turn now to hae a rest. I'll bi damned If I am going to light this fellow Judah's fights for him " "Itut are jou not protected b- a guaran tee for enough monej this week to let jou out otn?" n-ked the reporter. We aro not guaranteed a cent, and oven if we were that would not change the mat ter inn h. Our companj Is an expensive one and wo have had big houses ever since wo started on the road and wo are the ones Hint will sutler even after we leave here linlc-s that thing is settled." Jull in said that he would call the Stage Lmplojt- Union together to-daj- some time rnd cxpldn the whole situation to tin in and thui tr.v again to bring about a Mltlemmt that will be a compromise on lioth sides. " e line made a proposition to Mr. Ju 1 ill. and If ho accepts it we will declare tho Itoveott off immeiliatelv." said Presi dent White, of the union, last night. "Wo hive agreed to split the difference with him on the scale or wag. s o are push ing our bovcott harder tuch week, and if Juiiah don t -ottlo this week we will de mand our origin it proposition and work thl- bojeott n truer than ever. We have tried to get ritz-ininions to appear at somo other house -omo time lx-fore lie poes and tho liou-t would bo packed Union' men lire all anxious to -eo him " Mr. JUil ih did not consider Julian's tlieat scriouslj last night. H ,id tint li' did not -eo why n man could not con duct his lni'inc- without hiving to ac- d to all the unreasonable dem inds of the 1 1 Ion people. "I do not propose to make .a contract with the union and bind mv action- for a f ir to come." lie said. "I don't think It 1- light- I am emplojing a union orchc-ttra .ninl paving the union wages. V, hv, 1 ovrn told the memliers of the orche-tra to join the union when the Musicians' union was lir-t organized. If I hid not exprc-ed rrj v l-h in the matter, the men who aro now p'avlng In mv orchestra would not belorg Xt tho union I have done evervthing I could to lio reasonable in the matter, but X de n't think it i- rich! in tot tho llnlnn nm thi- theattr while T Just -tand around and Inr.k on, and I think that fair-minded peo ple will ngreo with me" Conference Didn't Confer. James G Smith. paker of the lower 1 ou-o of the cltv council, with about tvvon tv five oth r active iKilliic.il workers, was at the Midland hotel last vnlng to hold a politic il conf rence. but It was adjourned until Wednesdav evening of next week nt another plate i Mr Smith and others who v.e-ro pre-ont said thoj- had lieen notified to 1h on hand but claimed that the man who give tho invitation was not present. Thej all dl-olalmcd knowledge of the real pur pose of the meeting Some -aid It vvas to talk over the mavornltj loom of Speaker Smith- otners said it was In bhalf of Aud itor Ill-hop. and other- claimed It was handled by tho friends of IX E. Stoncr. ! LET HER GO, ANYHOW! Husband of a. Joanc Woman from Indian Territory Applies for Her Admission to Public School. "There, sir. Is a puzzllrg case," remarked Superintendent J. M. Greenwood last even ing, as his ejes followed a joung man, bojish in appearance, who had just left his office. In the library building, and was walk ing rapldlj down the hall. "That fellow Is trjlng mighty hard to do the right thing for his future." The joung man had Just been to see the superintendent of schools about the po-i-hilitj- of getting his wife Into the public schools ns a pupil. His clothes were plain and worn, but carefullj' brushed, and he carried about him an air of determina tion, mingled with deep responslbllitj. Ho gave his name to the superintendent and said he had lived ail his life down in the Cherokee nation Ho married about a j ear ago and his wife is now onlv- 1G jears old ' "I came to Kansas City this fall and en tered Spalding's Business college," he said, explaining the situation. "As soon a- I got well started I sent for my wife. She has never had anV advantnges down In the territory, and I have determined to give her an education She is naturallv verj bright. We have a room ne ir the Lathrop school and I w6uld like to have her start there." Superintendent Greenwood referred him to President Yeager, of tho board of edu cation. "I will have to look up the school law on the subject." said Mr. Yeager. "The con stitution of the state savs that everv per son in the state, from C to 20 jears of age, has a right to a free education. The qui -tion Is whether or not there has been an amendment to the con-tltution prohibiting married women from entering the public schools." LOCATED jiY X RAYS. Dullet Found Bnek. of a Man'a Eyeball, From Where It 11 III lie Ex tracted To-do). Theodore Itomstodt lost his right eje In celebrating the declaration of American; it dependence. It was the Fourth of Julj H25. when his friend. Hesner Price, plaj--fUlj- pointed a revolver at him and pulled the trigger. A cartridge entered his right cheek and, glancing upward, lodged just behind the ball of the right eje, severing the optic nerve and causing blindness. AVith one good eje Romstodt has been conducting a lodging house at 4 pO Main street, but the other ej e has jShovv n signs of becoming sjmpathetlcallv affected, and ho jesterdaj had an X-raj- picture taken to locate the bullet. The picture was taken bj- Drs. Scott, Hetherington and McQuade at Dr. Scott's office in tho nidge building. An operation to remove the eje and the Lullet will be performed bj- the same doc tors to-dav. Removing an eje is a simple operation from a surgical point of view, but the re moval of the bullet lodged behind the evo will be a much more delicate one. inas much as it is lmmedlatelj- surrourded by ntrves, the severance of which would re sult In serious consequences, apoplexj- or paraljsls. Romstodt was at his home la-t night, hut will go to one of the hospitals, where the operation will be performed to dav. The pistol with which Romstodt was shot was supposed to have been loaded with blank cartridges. Price, who held It, fired several times, and presuming the cham bers were empty, proffered it to Rom-todt. but in doing o pointed it at his head and pulled the trigger, with the result that a bullet olacd in tho chamber bj- mischance was tired. ROPE IS READY. nought to Ilnng Mnrderera Who Were yot Ilanned, It May Yet Re liied on a Frlendleaa ogro. The hemp rope that was bought while Jo seph Keshlear was count y marshal, with which to hang Foster Pollard and Frank Harris, will be used to hang William Will iams, the negro who Is under sentence of death for the cowardlv murder of Fred Schneubel. the German who shouted "l'ur rah for lirjan." and was shot down for it. The report has gained circulation that Mar shal Chiles had a"ked Governor Stephens for executive clemencj- in behalf of Will iams, but the marshal contrndicts this lie sajs he would like to see Williams' sritence commuted, not because he does not believe Williams to be gulltj- of murder, but for the reason that he does not relish the dutv of leg.allj" executing a man. It is thought tho governor will grant a respite to Will iams and allow him to live through the hoi idajs, although the j ill officials do not le lleve his sentence will be commuted to life imprisonment. December 14 is the date fixed for A llllams' execution. The rope that was bought bv the former countv marshal to bo used in the execution of Pollard and Harris was te-ted several times. Pollard nnd II irris murdered I nc Cahn in a. saloon at j-S.1 Troost avenue, after a row at a dance. There was no doubt a to their guilt. After a number of respites and Judge Dohson's famous writ of habeas corpus, which stopped the final carrvlng out of the law's comm ind. the -entencc s of the men were commuted to fiftj- jears each In the penitentiary. MURDERER AND MURDERED. Tom Clnrk, Who Killed Minnie Hatch, 'Will Go Handcuffed to the I'nnernl of III Murdered Brother. Handcuffed to his brother and under guard of twodeputv marshals, Tom Clark, who several months ago shot and killed Mrs. Minnie Hatch at MO Rrookljn avenue, ard -hot two other women in an attempt to kill the wholo familj- of the woman who hie: jilted him. will be allowed to attend the funeral this morning of another broth t r. Hob Clark, who was shot and killed bv Klmer Gordon Saturday night. The fu- r.cral will be held from the residence of "Deputv" Clark, a brother of tho murderer and the murdered man, 314 E ist Eighteenth street, this morning at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in Union cemctcrj. The relatives of the dead man went in .i bodj' jesterdaj' to see Marshal Chile-, and requested htm to permit Tom Clark, who is ccnfined in the countv Jail under indict ment of murder in the first degree, to at tend the funeral Marshal Chiles consent ed on the condition tint "Deputj" Clark would permit Tom' to bo handcuffed to him while under guard of the deputj mar-hals. Tom Clark Is now waiting hi- tri il in tho criminal court. After murdering tiie Hatch worn in. Clark completelv- dls tppeared and the police were unable to get anv trace of him. Officers wore -out to -cveral cities to get men who had been arrested because thev answered the description of tho mur derer Clark was tlnillv arrested by the Chicago police and brought to this citj. APPLES WILL NOT COOK. Why Houaewivea Are Complaining; Tlint Apple IMea and pple Snuce Are ot aa They Should He. A peculiar feature of the apples grown in tl Is -ectlon the past season is that thej will not cook properlj-. Manj' a housewife has bten surprised that the best varieties ot cooking apples cannot be cooked as uual Thej- are tough and stnngj. and when sliced for cooking retain their -hape. nc matter how long ttiov maj- lie Kept on the stove. Instead of "cooking to pieces. ' as thej should. Grocers and applemen have been Hooded with complaints about the apple-- thej- sell. The unusual condition of the fruit, ex plained an old apple grower and handler jt-terdav. is due to the drj- weather that came Just when the fruit was tilling and rraturlng The formation of the apples is the best, few of them are faultj-. and noar lv all are of good size and sound. Thev are deceitful in appearance. The fruitmah s.-vs the condition is not a new one. but is alwavs mot with under similar circum stances. Tho drj- weather dicreases the e.Tth's suppiv of tho sources of strength nnd nourishment for the tree, and the crop being heavy and nourishment -hort. the ftuit is stunted in Its growth While the fiuit is of the proper size and fair in np re.'rance. tho quality was Interfered with bj" the drouth, and the rlnening process was not naturallv completed. The lack of nourishment also left the fruit coarser than it would have been. FORCED TO CONFESS. MISSOURI MOH HAGS TWO ACCtSED IMIUICHS. SWUNG UP SEVERAL TIMES. FUALLY ADMITTED Til VT THEY AS StXITED MRS. RESU. IVere Then Turned Over to Ofllcera and Taken to latuinr to Jnil Ttvo Other Men Implicated May lie Hanged ''for Keeps." Lamar, Mo , Nov. 1G (Special ) Last Thursdaj afternoon the home of Jacob Resh.o. well-to-do farmer.rcsiding nine miles southwest of here, near Boston, was en tered bj two masked men, who assaulted Mrs. Resh. Resh was in the field at the time, ard Mrs. Resn was in the cellar churning. Suddenlj she was seized bj a masked man, and a terrible struggle en sued, during which she succeeded in tear ing oft his mask. Seeing that he was un able to overpower her, he called his asso ciate in crime, with the instruction to throw carbolic acid in her face, which was done. Blinded bj the acid, she was soon uncon-ciou- She was gagged and bound and let ljing on the floor of the cellar, where she was found late in the evening bv- a neighbor, after Mr. Resh had returned from the field and Instituted search for her. She succeeded in partiallj identifjing the man whose mask she tore oft. Both es caped to the timber near bj. Sheriff Livingston and City Marshal Rice immediately commenced work on the case, ard jesterdaj warrants were issued for Bill Cadderlj and Bill Simpson, farmers, aged about 40 jears, with families, residing in the Resh neighborhood, and the sheriff and marshal started after the two men in the evening. Thej- were arrested, and the officers were returning to this citj- with the prisoners. When in the timber Just this side of Boston, the officers were halted bj an' armed mob, who demanded the prisoners. The officers were coif ranted with guns and were compelled to deliver up the men. The mob had plentj of rope and took the prisoners to a nearby tree, where thej were swung up several times, until they confessed to the assaulting of Mrs. Resh. The last time thej were pulled up thej were almost strangled to death before b"ing let down. In their confession thej implicated Hcnrj Avery, a young farmer residing in the Resh neighborhood, and also Dave Mongstar, of Carthage The prisoners were then turned over to the officers, with instructions from the mob that thej be locked up at once. The men wore brought to town and are now lodged in the countj jail. Intense eicitement prevails in the Boston neighborhood, and the sheriff maj jet be overpowered and the two men taken out and iidiigcd. "- "- '- f TWO SALOONKEEPERS FIGHT. Remit la That One Ih Dead and the Other Ih in Jail for Mnrtler. Lexington, Kv , Nov. 1C Merritt Martin, a saloonkeeper, and agent for the Chatta nooga Brewing Companj. nnd J. J. Rvan, al-o a, saloonkeeper, had a terrible fight to night in the latter's pi ice of business on Main -treet, as the re-ult of which Rjau is dead and Martin Is locked up, charged with murder. The men hid been good friends until recentlv. when thev had a di-puto over an account owed the Ciatt i nooga Brewing Companv bj Rvan Martin declared thej must have a settlement to night, and had entered Rjan's place and requested the same After some conversi tion the men began lighting with their fists. Uvstanders interfered and separated the m. While Martin was being taken awnv from Rvan. the latter, reaching over the heads of the peacemakers holding Martin. hit him a blow in tho face, whereupon the latter drew bis pistol and begin shooting. The friends became panic stricken and tied from tho room. leaving tho fighters to gether. Martin's third shot struck Rjan in tho left arm. and a fourth entered the abdomen. Martin fled from the place and was arrested Rvan died while being car ried to the ho-pital. Rjan vvas a single man, aged about 33 LACKED THE NERVE. The Plan to Lynch Joseph Kelley at Dover, . 11. for Murder Fnllt. Sorrersworth, N. H, Nov. 1C It trans pires that on Tridaj last, when it became evident that Joseph E Kellej, the jouth lul murderer of Cashier Joseph A. Stick rev, of the Great Talis National bank, of this place, would escape the gallows, a plot was made to Ijnch him About twentj prominent men met here end devised a plan to mob the jail at Dover and take Kellcv out and hang him to an apple tree in front of the jail, where ho could be seen b halt tho town, at dav light. It appear- tint at the time set. no- bedj had the nerve to take tho lender-hip, and the lvnching bee was declared off. Sheriff Hajes said to-night tint he had feared that such an attempt would be made and had piac,ed an extra guard on dutv Frid ij night Kellej' Is now m the slate prl-on, at Concord, -afe from anj !jrc" ing parties, serving a thirtv-vcar sentence for a self-confcsstd, brutal murder. A MERCIFUL GRAND JURY. MnUen ITp a Purse for a loutliful Crlminnl Instead of Inclining Mini for Hcibborj. Cincinnati, O , Nov. 1C The grand jury of Campbell countj, Kj-., did a queer thing at Newport to-daj. The case of Charles W. Shotwell, aged 17 jears, was heard for housebreaking. The boj had been in jail three month-. He was In rags and almost barefooted when he came before tho grand jurj-. He said his parents died jears ago and he was without home or friends. Driven to de-peration. he joined an older person in attempting to break into a house. The other party escaped. Shotwell concealed nothing and his storj was corroborated The jurj returned no indictment, but made up n purse for him and also procured new clothing and started tho lad out with promises ot leading a better life. nrranta for Michigan TlnnUera. Ma-on, Mich. 'Nov. Ifi Warrants were issued to-daj for the arrest of officers of tho defunct Peoples Savings bank, of Lan-lng. Charles H. Oband. the cashier, is charged with miking fale entries in tho books and two directors are to be ar-re-ted for perjurv, it being alleged that thev did not own in good faith the amount of stock required bj law, as a qualifica tion of directors. Four Arreatetl for Durslar. Abilene. Kas . Nov. 1G (Special.) Four joung men were arrested here charged with robbing a clothing store in Republic count j. and were taken there for trial Manj articles were found in their posses sion. Conv letcd of Mnrtler. New York, Nov. 1G. The jurj In the case ot Fritz Mover, accused of the murder ot Policeman Frederick Smith, in the Church of the Most Holv Redeemer, brought in a aerdict of murder in the first decree to daj. Mejer w.is found guilt j- after onlj twentj-live minute-' deliberation The crime vvas committed about two weeks ago. FOR MAILING OBSCENE MATTER Prominent Oklahoma Farmer and Ilia AVlfc in the Federal Jail at Guthrie. Guthrie, O. T., Nov. 16 (Special ) Theo dore Mcrthens and wife, prominent people liv ing in the country ten miles east of here, were brought in and lodged in the federal jail to-daj on a charge of sending ob-cene matter through the mails. Mrs. Merthens is said to have written all the letter-, and her husband mailed them Fully fifty let ters had been written and mailed to the ladies of the neighborhood, containing the vilest of matter. When Deputv United States Marshal William Dightman went out to make the arrest he was confronted bj a Winchester in the hands of Merthens and a revolver in his wife's hands, both weapon- being shoved in his face, but he calnilv eved them, and a moment later whipped out his own revolver and compelled them to surrender. YOUNG GUINAN EXONERATED. Grant! Jury Holdn Him Guiltless in the Killing: of District At torney Jones. Carson Citj. Nev , Nov.' 1G Julian Gul nan, the boj who shot and killed Dl'tnct Attornev Charles Jones reeentlj, was to daj exonerated bj- the grand jurj-. Jones, -w ho was a married man, had ben pa j Ing attention to joung Guinm's sister, ai d upon the daj- of the shooting met her bv- appointment near her home. Dr. Gui i .-il, her father, interrupted the meeting ami quarreled with Jones. The bov. who was watching from an upper window of the house, fearing that his father would b" killed bv Jono-. vvho had a reputation as a gun fighter, shot and killed the nttornej w.th a rifle. Driven to Suicide by Criticism. Cltv of Mexico, Nov. 1G Charles Som mer. general agent for Mexico of the Mu tual Life Insurance Companj. of New Vnrl: onmmittfet siiirirle to-dav bV -llOOting himself through the head in the forest of ; Chapultepec. The eteeu was prooaDiy emt io criticisms on his management. He was verj popular and prosperous. He had been in Mexico many jears Heavy Sentence for Insiei. Boston. Mas-.. Nov. 1G Joseph A. las gi. formerly Turkish consul In this citv. wiio was recentlv convicted of the embezzle ment of large sums from trust funds held bj- him was to-day sentcnod to -erve a term or not more inun ei!-uiee hui y.- than fourteen jears in state's, prison, with one dav solitarv confinement and the rest of the term at hard labor. i Two Kansas Pardons Granted. Topeka. Kas. Nov. 16 (Special) Gov ernor.Leedv to-day issued the following pardons; Walter Skinner, convicted of burclarv and larceny in Harvej county .in 1S31, and sentenced to eight jear- in pri on. Sherman Pike, convicted in Linn coun ty in 1S5G for grand larcenj. and sentenced to three j ears In tho penlttntiarj. JveRro Sentenced to Hans;. Jefferon Citv. Mo, Nov. 16 (Special) The supreme court en banc to-da sen tenced George Thompson, a St. Louis negro, to be hanged on January 7. ISflS Thomp son killed a church sexton in St. Louis be cause he secured the position he had once held He gave him poison in a lunch. Wife Mnrder a-TSnlcIde. Cushmg. la. Nov. 16 -L. D Spickler. a farmer, shot and killed his wife and after ward blew out his own brains She was shot in the breast and did not die for sev eral hours Four children are made or phans bj the tragedy. CATTLE KING'S PURCHASES. Tal.es 45.O0O Head From Texas Travels With a Cowboj Band. Fort Worth. Tex . Nov. 16 G. G. Gillett. an extensive cattle dealer of Woodbine. Kas , accompanied by the Woodbine Cow boj band of twentj -five members. Mrs. Gil lett and Miss Bambaugh, arrived here to daj in a special car over the Rock Island. Mr. Gillett Is here to receive a part of 4"j. 000 head ot cattle he lias purchased this season and Is shipping to Dickinson coun tj. Kas . where thej will be fed for North ern and Eastern markets Mr Gillett adopted his present unique method for the purpose of giving his relatives and friends, an outing Mr. Gillett and his cow boj bfrd paraded the streets and discoursed music. Tho cattle shipped to-daj come from all over Texas, and will require ten trains to transport them to Kansas. DIES OF A BR0KENHEART. Aged I.ndvTlc Hafemeister, of Milwau kee, Explrea Daring: His Wife's Funeral. Milwaukee, Wis . Nov. 1G On Saturday Mrs. Mary Hafemeister. SS jears of age, died at her home, C"d Eleventh street The funeral was to have been held jesterdaj. As the carriages were gathering at the house the grieved husband. Ludwig Hafe meister, died He was 76 jears of age, and it !- believed that his heart broke with grief. The carriages were dismissed, as it was decided to burv the pair together on Wednesdav. Thej had been married over iiftj vears, nnd a short time ago hal a large golden wedding celebration. enroes In StrlUera" Plnees. , Washington, Ind . Nov. 16 The strike of the Crbel & Co. minor-, which has otcn en -ii.ce Mnv. is tanner irom seiiieme-r.L thin ever, the operator- have imported a number of negroes from Kentuckv, wro are now onerating the mines, and it i nct iirpiohible that bloodshed will be the re-Uit ir the near future. Miners witn no focd fuel or clothing, seeing their plac ir tie mines filled by non-residents and thev cedcred, are on the verge of elesrera tion. rrief niTs of ews. George P. Ebb-, .llderman from the Third ward. Warrensburg. Mo. was found gulltj' oi tax elodgins and fined JT0 and cot-. At Harper. Kis. John Bartell. who has been prosecuted bj the Liw and Order League for running a saloon, was acquitted Tuesclav. W. II. Smith, a wealthv- farmer living near Montevallo, Mo. pleided guilt v Tues day to returning his a-ses-able propertj for les than its value anil was fined JjC). The fact was cabled from London jes tcrdav th it the report was current in that citv that SJ7W000 in gold wa- to be -hipped to New 'iork bv to-tlav's Liverpool steamer, but that the report could not be v erilied Kansas Citv people at the New York hotel- vestcrday were: W. Winslow at tl e Gerlach: G O Bergman, at the Grind, G. W. Warder, at the Astor. J. H. Beck man, at the Imperial; II M. Adams, at the Bartholdl At a meeting of the local ministerial un ion at Omaha. Mondaj. the Retailers' As sociations department -tore committee de nounced department stores on industrial and moral grounds The Rev. Mr. P. "W right declared that discussions of t' e kind were of a business rather than a re ligious n iture and had nothing to do with the Ministerial Union Ir Februarj. Dennlson Baker Neoia, of Juneau. Wis . made a w ill dis oslng of his $73 000 estate to his wife. Nancv. Adelbert Baker, of Montrose, Mo . and other heir, ccrteted on the grounel of undue influence, and a jurj set aside the will. The widow Is a si-ter of Mrs Julia Clark who wrote "Driftwood," and a sister-ln-Iaw of Lku tcr..,nt Chase, U. S. A. At Chicago. Ed Fink. 2." jears old. waved at his sweetheart. Miss Minnie Peterson, a hand containing a bottle of carbolic acid and shouted "Hurrah, I'm off." and diained the bottle. She saw him swallow tic poison and fall in agonj. An ambul ance was called and Fink was taken to the hospital, where he died an hour after his arrival. M PLAY UK KWS1S AND M-nRVSK. FOOTDLI. ELEIE'NS I-.SLE ClULXEMJES. NEBRASKA ASKS A BIG BONUS. KANSAS TEMI M VKES A TtEASOXA BLE PROPOSITION. WILL PLAY HERE FOR S500. DOTH TEUIS ARE AAMOIS TO MEET AGIV Officials for the Game Would Be Chosen in the East dmlrera of Both Teams Anxious to See Them Meet on Neu tral Ground. The machinerj was set in motion jester day to bring the Kansas and Nebrasla fcctball elevens together in this citj- for the purpose of settling the question of su periority of the two teams. It looks cer tain now that an agreement will be reached v hereby the proposed game will be plajed on Exposition park gridiron on December 4 The Nebraska team offers to meet Kan sas here for a guarantee of $2,000. The Kansas eleven agrees to meet Ne braska in this city for a bonus of JjOO, and to give to Nebraska the entire gate re ceipts. In the event that the managers of the two teams cannot come to terms on either of the propositions. It is not improbable that the J2.D0O maj be advanced bj private pusons as a speculation, as there is no doubt the gate receipts would more than ropaj them, with a healthy interest be sides. lloth Teams Anxious to Piny. It was merelj a coincidence that brought the members of the two most talked about teams in the West together last night, the Nebraskans in Lincoln and the Kansans in Lawrence. The subject of conversation at both meetings was the Saturdaj game and a proposition to challenge the other partj. The Kansans. had decided to Issue a formal challenge to the Nebraskans when Tha Journal received this message: "Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 16. "Sporting Editor of" The Journal.' "In order to clear up as far as possible the unfortunate ending or last Saturdaj 's football game, the University of Nebraska tearn Ins this proposition to make: We will plaj- the Kansas universitj team at Kansas City any time after Thanksgiving day for a guarantee of $2,000. This seems to me a reasonable proposition, as a game be tween the two terms now would attract a crowd of SOW) or 10.000 people. With this monej deposited in some responsible bank and Eastern officials selected for the game Nebraska will gladlj meet Kansas on anj day agreeable to them. W. II. OURY, "Manager Nebraska Team." The proposition of Manager Ourj- was telegraphed bv The Journal to Manager McKinnie at Lawrence, who made this re- plj: "Lawrence. Kas., Nov. 16. "Sporting Editor of The Journal. "The Kansas universitj- team will plaj Nebraska universitj team December 4 at Kansas Citj, Nebraska giving to Kansas $300 and Nebraska taking receipts of the game. "R. G. M'KINNIE, Mgr. K. U. team." Mutineer Oeirj's Mens. The proposition made bj the manager of the Kansas team was telegraphed by The Journal to Manager Ourj at Lincoln, but he had left that citj for Omaha. The message was forwarded to him in that city, but up to an earlj- hour this morn ing the telegraph companj had been un able to find him. Before he left Lincoln Manager Ourj said to The Journal correspondent: "If the Kan sas team does not accept odr challenge I will take it as an indication that their coach recognizes and admits the superior ly of Nebraska. One thing is sure, if the game 1- arranged. Kansas Citj will have on the date it is plajed the biggest crowd of Lincoln and Nebraska people -he over had. I trust Kansas will accept our offer." The statement of Manager Ourj that the failure of Kansas to accept his challenge would be taken as evidence of ".superlorltj of the Nebraskans' is hardlj tenible. The propo-ltlon of Kansas is much more liberal than that of Nebra-ka and is well within the bounds of reason. On the other hand the propo-ltlon of the manager of the Ne braska team is not an exorbitant one. though it lacks a great deal of being as liberal as that made bv Manager McKin nie. There is no doubt that a foot! jail con test between these two teams would draw the biggest crowd to Expo-ition park that ever witnessed a gridiron struggle in Kan sas Citj. It would be a contest of suffi cient note to bring lovers of the game from Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and possibly other near states. Saturday's Result 1 nsntisfartory. The result of last Saturdaj "s came was unsatlsfactorj to all parties concerned. It did not change the opinions of anj one con nected with the two teams, nor did it alter the belief of the followers of Kansas that the crimson and blue is superior to the crimson and cream. A game between Kan sas and Nebraska, umpired and refereed bj- officials of backbone, and plajed on its merits, on a clear field where the crowd is kept in strict police abejance, woulii be well worth seeing. It would be a contest to set the blood tingling In the veins of everj lover of gridiron "port, despite his sjmpathies with either team. Before Coach Woodruff and his team left Lincoln, after the Saturdaj- game, a propo sition was made to Nebraska to plaj In Omaha on the following Mondaj, to settle the question ot superiority, but Manager Ourj- would not listen to it. At that time he was elated over the result and felt, as many of the Nebraska partisans felt, that a glorious victorj' had been won, and that Kansas was not deserving of further con- sidcration at their hands. Rut on Sun daj the heated blood of the Nebra-ka capi tal began to cool and the pt;ople began to see the game and the scenes of di-ordcr In the cold light of afterthought, and the victorj began to pale into a rather insig nificant and pusillanimous affair, in which the glorj of college- sports was overshad owed bj- the rough garment of rowdji-m. It was probablj- this fact that led Manager Ourj to telegraph The Journal the propo sition to meet Kansas again "in order to clear up the unfortunate ending ' of Sat urdaj 's game. The Thanksgiving game between Kansas and Missouri will draw the usual crowd be cause of the partisanship of the admirers of the two teams, but it cannot arouse the interest a game between Kansas and Nebraska would, because there is such a di-pantj between the Missouri ard the Kansas teams. It is onlj fair and reasonable, as claimed, that Kansas and Nebraska should meet again tills jear to decide the question of superiority, and Kansas Citj Is the log ical meeting place for the teams. Thev would meet on neutral ground with ample police protection, and as the officials would come from other states, the struggle would be a memorable one and the opportunity the best in the world for the best team to win. SULTAN HAS NOT YIELDED. Austria's Demands Still I'nsatisBed and War May De Declared To-morrow. London, Nov. 17. It now appears that the statement made jesterdaj- in a special dispatch from Vienna that the Turkish government, in replj- to the demands of Baron De Calico, the Austro-Hungarian ambassador to the porte, had agreed to salute the Austrian flag, after dismissing the Vail ot Adana and the Mutessari of Mersina for indignities offered to the Aus trian, Brazzafolli. was premature. The porte h-s not jet yielded to the Austrian demands. Dispatches from Vienna announce that up to midnight Tuesday no intimation had been received of the intention of the Turk ish government to dismiss the offending official-, or to salute the flag. If. however, the Austrian demands are not complied with bj noon to-morrow (Thursdaj) Baron De Calice will leave Constantinople and the Austrian warships will bombard Mer sina. The Vienna, correspondent of the Times sajs: "It is now- expected that the sultan will hold out until the last moment and then jield, which maj- appear to him a clever stroke of diplomacy and something for the Turkish press to boast of. a semi-vlctorj-over the Christian powers. Eventually, however. It is as likely as not to prove an unmitigated blunder, the consequences of which will become manifest in the course of time. "Abdul Hamld is tvidentlj- Jim now in a frame of mind calculated to in-pire serious curcern. Hi- easj- victorj- over the Greeks, together with the indulgence hewas accus tomed to expect from Germany until latelj-, completelj" turned his head. 'The Neue Freie Presse sajs that Baion De Calice has seized the opportunltj- of de mantung from the porte blading assurances rtsfect'ng otber nutters concerning tne Austrian j companj-..which works the Orien tal uilnajs and relative to which repre sentations have already been made repeat e&lv at Constantinople." NO RELIEF FOR MAJOR COOPER. His Appeal From Removal aa Assist ant Postmaster Will Avail Him NolhluB. Washington. Nov. 16 The appeal of Major Cooper, of Atlanta, Ga . from his rtmoval as assistant postmaster in favor of Major Smvthe has reached here. The civil service commission, however, can give no relief for the action, for an amendment to tho civil service rules m ide bv- Presl eient McKinlcj on Julj 27 last excepts one assistant postmaster, or chief assistant to the postmaster, of whatever designation, at eacii postofiice. from the civil service requirements for examination or registra tion before the commission. Chairman Proctor, of the commission, who returned to-night from New ork. stated that under this rule there was no action the com mission could take in tho matter, and the discretion thus given the postmaster was onlv restricted bj- forbidding removals for political purposes. If the postmaster gives no rea-on for the removal, there is no rem-edj- for the deposed. THESE MENWANT OFFICE. Several Ztew Applications Filed for Positions In Kansas and Missouri. Washington, Nov. 1G (Special ) The fol lowing applications have been fiitd: W. J. Clark, to be postmaster at Hamilton; AV. R. Clemen", inspector at stock jards, Kansas Citv; M. C. Cannon, special agent of land office: Erne-t C. Baker, deputj United States marshaJ: Fred L. Burgan, consul, I.a Paz. Mexico: Warren II. Brown, union Indian agent; John Ballinger, postmister. Garden Citj. Kas : Horace R. A iiliams. receiver, sipringneiu. .io.: s. h. iiarvey. postmaster. Urich. Mo.: Charles 11. Alm der. postoliice inspector: D. F. Spone. post master. Odessa. Mo.: Thomas R. Dumont, survejor of cu-toms. St. Joseph, Mo. To Mine by Electricity. Chattanooga. Tenn.. Nov. 16 The opera tors nt tho Cro-s MountanT coal mines, in the Jelhcoe region, are preparing to put In electrical apparatus for mining coal, and have notified the men that thej will then be paid onlj- one-half the present price for loading the coal. A general strike, the men suj. will follow immediately after the Introduction of the machinerj. Jew Postal Treaty Signed. Washington. Nov. 16 Tho final act on the part of this government In the ratifica tion of tbe troatv adopted bj- the recent universal po-tal concre-s vas taken to-day when President McKlnley igned the form al convention or treatj and Secretary of State Sherman had the government seal atilxed. The treaty takes effect Januarj- 1, 1SW. ?ext MeetlnR in Chlcaso. Louisville. Kv., Nov. 16 The general assembly- of the Knights of Labor this morn ing selected Chic ago as the next placo. and the first Tue-dav In November. 1S3"J, as the time, for their next meeting. The se lection was rot made without a eonte-t. but Chicago developed the most strength and won on tho Ilr-t ballot. Ilulltlin-; anil Loan Convention. New York. Nov. 1G The third annual convention or the International League of Building and Loan A-soclitlons began this morning at the W indsor hotel. The league includes, nearlj everj building and loan as--ociation In the United States and Can ad i. There were between rtftj and sixty delegates pre-cnt. Missouri a Grent Fruit State. Sedniia. Mo, Nov. 1G A. P. Crowell, a carpenter of this cltv, has In his jard a peal tree that ha- produced the second crop of fruit this season, but onlj a small 1 orticn of it has reached the normal size. He also has an aptile tree in full bloom, after having produced a crop at the usual time. The City Decides Smoke Consumers ot Secessary Where semi-anthracite smokeless coal is U'ed. Bolen Coal Co. has all grades lump, n Ine-run. egg and slack cheaper than or dinrj bituminous coal In olei-fashloned fireboxes. No changes of apparatus neces sary. Bet ccal: prompt service. In Wvandotte St., n. w. cor. 9th at. Tels. 544 and 2764. AGREEMENT IN SIGHT CONTROVERSIES WITH CAA VDA ARE LIKELY TO I1E E'NDED SOOX. LAURIER'S MISSION A SUCCESS. ITEn.MTIO4X COMMISSION WILL mOB VBLY BE CRE VTED. Canada Anxious That All Questions De Settled at Once Senllnjt Ex perts Agree I'pon a I'nani mous Report as to Existing- Conditions. Washington. Nov. 16. The Bering se meeting, in which representatives ot Great Britain. Canada and the United States have participated, came to a close to-night, the seal experts making a unanimous report concerning the condition of the seal herds, and the diplomatic representatives of the respective governments reaching an under standing by which they hope at a later day to effect a final adjustment, not onlj- of the Bering sea question, but ot other pending ooruer controversies. For the present, however, no final action was taken as to the suspension of Delasla sealing. The Canadians urged that other questions be embraced in any plan of set tlement, and suggested an international commission to accomplish this end. This proposition was fully discussed and an agreement reached that the Canadian offi cials would put their views in writine after returning to Ottawa and submit them to the authorities here. All parties concerned saj- that the outlook Is favorable to a sat isfactory adjustment. The unanimous agreement of the experts brings the governments together for th nrst time on all the facts relating to tha seals. This agreement was reached after painstaking comparison of notes, and th results were announced In an official state ment by General Foster, as follows: "The delegates to the fur seal conference I have agreed unanimouslj- on certain prop-1 osiuons touching the fur seal herds of Ber ing sea. The report contains sixteen prop-l ositions. which are briefly epitomized as I ioiiows: "That the Prlbyloft herd has declined In numbers from 1SS4 to 1S37: that the num ber was formerlj- three to five times that which now exists: that the death rata among pups is great, not more than one half to one-third surviving to tha age of three jears: that the number of breeding females In 1SX and 1S97 was between 160.000 and 1SO.O0O: that the decrease from 1S36 to 1S37 was notable, though its extent could not be definitely determined: that land killing of males as now practiced does no harm to the herds: that the pelagic seal ers respect the limitations of the law; that pelagic sealing Involves indiscriminate Killing; that the catch at sea contains a marked excess ot females; that the kill- Ins of males on land is the cause of this: that-among- the females killed aro not only those both nursing and pregnant, but also many who are immature or who have al ready lost their pups; that, the fur seal being polygamous, a large number of. males maj- be killed with impunity; that females cannot be killed In similar num-T bers without checking the increase of tha herd or bringing about an actual declined that a small number of females, less than the annual increment of breeders, might be token without producing actual decreases thnt excessive pelagic sealing has led to reduction In the herds; that pelagic sealJ ing has of late fallen off in greater ratid than the herd has. thus producing a ten-l dency toward equilibrium in numbers; thai In estimating the future conditions of tha herd must be taken Into consideration ductions in the number of surviving pupa caused by the pelagic catches of 1S34-1S351 that the herd is not In danger of actual extermination, so long as its haunts land are protected and the protected zona is maintained; that both land and sea kill! Ing now yield an inconsiderable profil either to the lessees or to the pelagic seall ers themselves." The delegates signing the agreement ar Charles Sumner Hamlin. David Starr Jorl dan. D. 'Arcy Wentworth Thompson and James Melv Hie Maeoun. Following the agreement of the experts the diplomatic officials assembled at Genl ernl Foster's house to discuss the large! question of putting an end to pelagic seal! ing and settling other border controversie Owing to the continued illness of Sir Julia j Pauncetote. who is confined to his roon the British government was representel bj the first secretary of the British emb sj-. Mr. Adam. Sir Wilfrid Laurier anj Sir Loul3 Davles were present in beha of Canada. General Foster's power, ha been materially enlarged since the comlnl of the Canadian officials, for. as a. resul of the long and friendly talk between Wilfrid and Secretary Sherman, the latte had written to tl Canadian premier stall ing that the president had empowered Gen eral Foster to treat on the various borde questions which Sir AVilfrid had called tl the attention ot .Mr. snerrnan. ana, wltl the co-operation of the British gover ment. to conclude treaties coverine tho subjects. This gave the meeting a broal significance. It began at 4 p. m. and Iastel until t. During tnese tnree nours the en tire ranee of border affairs was dlscus.sec- Primarilj. the purpose cf the meetlnl was to secure an agreement on the-Berin sea. The Canadians made it clear, hon ever, that they wished any plan of settle ment to take a Droaaer scope than the or subject of Bering soa. and to embrace th mar.j- sources of friction along the bordel In this connection, the plan of an InternJ tiot.a' commission was dicu'sed at gre.l length. Tho Canadians felt that the c-onl mis-ion nnoraea tne oost means of recorl clllng an uinrerences anu ot opening tr wav to reciprocity. The discussion n of tho most friendly nature throughoul anil no suarp ciiuerences were allowed I creep out. It was felt, however., that tl plan cf a commission was too large n mip tion for immediate determination. A fin, ui.uerstancung was reacneu. therefore, thi the Canadian proposition should be mlun to writing, as a basis for further negoti: tler.s. This closed the conferonro omi tl officials said their farewells, expr-slrg sa i-iacuon in tne corui.ai reeling which h. ch iracterized the meeting of the last tq uajs. Sir Wilfrid and Sir Louis leave at o'clock to-morrow morning for Ottawa. More Postoliice Consolidation. Washington. Nov. 16. Tho postofiice dl parimont to-uay auoiucneu me posiomce 1 Highlands. Col. the first move in tho ui of consolidation made in that section, sul stuuteci ior tne oir.ee a tun carrier statld and extended tne tree delivery service Denver to mciuueu uigniancis. M. S. V. Alnmnl Meeting. Columbia. Mo.. Nov. 16 (Special.) Prd Iclent I. Loeb. of the University Aluml Aociaiion, nas cauea a meeting ot tl university alumni to b held at the Midi is hotel. Kansas Citj. Wednesday. Novembl it. ar p. m. a large attendance oz tlnguishcd men is expected. War on Hla-U Hats In Chorea. Savannah. Ga.. Nov. 1G. A fight is here for the abolition of the hich hat fr the churches. The local papers, backed 1 leading church members and socletr D pie. arc agitating the matter and expect I nave tne tneater nat prohibition act appu u cign cnurcn nau.