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V oME XL. NO. 161.
THUESDAZ
KANSAS CITY, NOVEMBER 18, 1897 TEN PAGES.
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BLAIR LVS ROUTE.
rnEsiDEAT miller is impressed
WITH LEBAAON AS A TERMIM'S.
WILL GIVE MONETT A CHANCE.
BOLIVAR HAS SOT A LEW PITE
CI.ACH 0 THE IIOAD.
Scirrnl Experimental Llnca Are He
ine: Hun Mr. Sillier hajs Knnsaa
City Una n "Wonderful Fut
ureTalk of John
I. nialr.
"I think you hae a wonderful future be
fore jou." raid Conrad Miller, president of
the Blair line, vestcrdaj-. in speaking of
Kansas City. "With the snap and energy
your business men display her0 lc strikes
me there Is a wonderful future for this
town. Mr. Blair Is of tho same opinion.
lie Is a very old man, but is just as much
in touch -with things as ho ever -was. Dur
ing the past three months ho has been
brighter than for four years before. He
talks as brightly as when he had charge of
cvcrylhlrg himself. His health is excellent;
ho has no pains whatever and he sees and
hears as well as ecr. He has the papers
read to hira eery day, and keeps In touch
n Ith the news and especially -with politics.
Nothing pleases him better than to talk
with some one. His great idea is the AYcsL
He has built more railroads in the "West
than any other man and owns more rail
roads as an individual in the AVest than any
other man lilng."
President Miller, B. S. Josseljn, general
manager, and John II. Lucas, general at
torney, for the Blair line, left last evening
for Springfield. Mo. There they will meet
Captain J. F. Hinkley, chief engineer of the
proposed extension of the road. President
Miller said jesterday that experimental
sun ej s -were being run over different routes
and that the final selection -would probably
not be made for several days.
"We will select a route which Is con en
lent and where tho people will appreciate
it," he said. "We propose to have people
on our line who will join us, at least In
moral support and as far as right of way
matters are concerned. We ask no money.
"We will give the Monett people an equal
chanco witn all others. They seem to be
moro anxious for the line than the people
along any of the other proposed routes. I
expect to go to Monett and will Investigate
their claims for the road. Bolivar is an
other point, but unless the people there
meet us with some clear understanding
that they propose to treat us fair we will
not go there. Another point is Lebanon, on
the main line of the Frisco, nnd should we
go Oicro It wllfshorlen the lino from Kan
pas City to St. Louis about sevent j--fiv e
miles. It would also shorten the line to the
South and West, and we would have to
build only fifteen or twenty miles further
than if we went to Bolivar. That is a mat
ter that has eomo to my attention only In
the last few das and it Is one that I am
going to im estigate v ery fully.
"We are anxious to rush the work of
building the extension, but we do not pro
pose to plunge into it without giving the
vnottA. rt i t-nntea Ihnrniiirh prrimlnntlnn-
So far as dollars nnd cents are concerned1
the distance we build cuts no particular
figure. We have the money and are pre
pared to spend it, but wo propose to build
through a country where we have friends.
"We Intend to construct this line as a peo
ple's railroad.
"We have made a wonderful success with
the Httlo Blair line the last few ears, andlt
is simply because we have endeavored to
cater for tho good opinion of everybody.
"We have run the road to build up instead
of tear down the country it goes through.
AVc are going to extend the Blair line to a
connection with the Frisco: that is settled:
and we will build It through a country
where the people want it; that is another
settled thing.
"We think It will be a great thing for
Kansas City, for the Frisco sstem is an
immenso sjstem: not-only an Immense, but
a well conducted svstem. It is making
moncv. pnjlng cash for everj thing it bujs,
and extending its line Into new and undevel
oped territory, and for Kansas City to be
connected by a direct and short line with
the Trlsco system will be of incalculable
value. It will not bo like hooking onto a
bankrupt lino."
Mr. Miller said when the route from
Osceola to a connection with the Frisco
had been selected, the work of building tho
line would lo carried on as rapldlv as, pos
sible. He expected to spend several days
along the proposed routes, returning to
Kansas City sometime next week.
FAIR AND WARMERO-DAY.
Hlislicst Temperature Yesterday Wo
SS Hcbt. nnd the Lowest 28 Dei?.
v. cstcnlnj's Tempernlnre.
Observer Connor was at his post of duty
again jestcrdiy and managed to keep a
ntm lmM uion tho weather. Ho fulfilled
his prediction of colder weather, but it
moderated considerably early In tho day,
and during tho afternoon the temperature
was in tlu carlv- .Vs. For to-day. gencr
allx f:iir and warmer weather is prom
ised. The highest temperature jesterday
was M d( giees and the minimum 2S de
gree The following were the hourly tem
1 riturrs:
S a. m 30 2 p. m ro
!i a. ni Tt 3 p. m. SI
in a. m ST' 4 p. m r,2
11 a. m 41 5 p m 7.0
12 m 4"1 ", p. in IS
1 p m 4'i 7 p. m 46
WORKING UP EVIDENCE.
IlrdrtUra Have Tliclr fonts Off In
Trjlnn t Make n Case Against
Train HiiMirrM.
MIsMiuri Ficltic rallroid detectives spent
5.trda In the Cmck-er-neck district.
Marching for evidence acalnst the men
who are under suspicion of robbing the
Miouri racitlc express train near the
famous Blue cut on the night of November
1". The detectives arc confident thev hive
tho men who did the work Imam, ,ut
thev have not securcdjthc evidence to war
rat t arrests Marshal Chiles, was away
from his office a greater pirt of jcMcrdij-.
aiding tho detectives in their work of run
ning down the robbers..
I'luli "Will II i-n r Uiont rm I try.
Secretary F. M. Slutz. of the Mid-Con-1
liictit.il l'oultr and I'et Stock As-oci i
tion hns recfived an Invitation from tho
Oommcrcl il Club for his org inizition to
appear before tin club next Tuesday even
ing and prsf nt the importance of tho poul
tr) Industry. Among the prominent
speakers who are expected to be present
and address the iluli on this subject are
Judge Then Sternberg, of Kll-vvorlh. K.;
Judge II. K. IIridgs. of Columbus. O.;
Jtidae J AV Wal. of Harrisonville. Mo.;
H K Finney, of Kinas Citj, and Judge
"W. II. Russell, of Ottumwj, la.
Ibc City Dei-Idea Mnokc Consumers
yat Accessary
"Wherc srml-anthracite smokeless coal Is
un-d Bolen Coil Co has all grades lump,
n.lno-run. gg and slick cheaper than or
dinary bituminous coal In old-fashioned
lirelioj.es. No ihanges of appiratus neces
sary, lint ccal. prompt service.
In Wyandotte St., n. w. cor. 9th at.
Tcls. SSI and 27C4.
NEVER SO PROSPEROUS.
Tula la True AH Along the Santa Fc
Line, Saya Commissioner
Dai la.
"Every foot of the territory along tho
lines of the Santa Fe system is more pros
perous to-day than ever before," said
James A. Davis, industrial commissioner
of the road, jesterday. Mr. Davis arrived
in Kansas City from the East yesterday
morning and will return to Chicago to
night. "I don't know of a single section
along the line from Chicago to tho Pa
cific coast and from the main line to the
Gulf of Mexico that? hasn't produced as
much. If not more, this jear than it has
ever done before," he continued.
"I hae just returned from tho East, and
I find that the West Is busier, the people
more cheerful and prospects brighter than
there. There seems to be more monej- out
here, and all the Eastern people with
monej are looking to the West to lntst.
What the. people of the AVest want now
is a good export outlet with reclprocitj
treaties. AVo want people to tako our
wheat and meats and the manufactured
products that we excel in, and we will take
something of theirs.
"Everj- Eastern man I met wherever I
went was anxious to know if tho prosperity
in tho West was real. Nothing surprised
thorn more than the condition of Kansas.
I hardly met a man but that had some
thing to say about It. If the East wras
relativelj- as prosperous as Kansas it
would be heralded from the housetops, and
there would be column after column in
the newspapers about it.
"We are now beginning a campaign for
the development of the extreme western
part of Kansas, and we are going to
devote a good manj- months' energj and
attention to that, getting them new prod
ucts and adjusting freight rates so that
thej- can be brought to market, making
Kansas Citj- and Galveston the distribut
ing points. "We have great faith in the
Arkansas vallej-. It will eventuillv be
one of the greatest agricultural regions In
the tountry.
"We hive proven that "Western Kansas
Is capable of far greater improvement than
we thought possible In dairjing. A gov
ernment expert has just reported to me
personallj- that It is an extraordinarily fa
vored spot for this industrv. The national
buttermnker-,' convention will bo held in
Topeka in Februarj'. and we have alreidj
had lnquirj- from buttermakers all over
tho countrj-. That convention will be a
great thing for Kansas.
"The Immense gjpsum beds of Kansas
nre coming to the front, and the manu
facture of plaster and cement will be a
big Industrj" in Kansas. Portland cement
can be erj- cheaply minufactured there
where coal Is so cheap. We are just start
ing in on an era of prosperity such as we
have never dreamed of before."
P. 0. P. ALL RIGHT.
Already Work la Hcgnn on Xext
Yenr'a l'jlgennt ext AVeeU'a K.
1C. Heeling Will Be Ignored.
An enthusiastic meeting of the directors
of the Priests of Pallas Association w.ts
held last night and it was decided that work
should begin at once on the floats for next
j-ear. The parade of 1S9S will be finer than
ever. Alreadj- moro money has been sub
scribed than was available this j-ear and
the directors are greatlj- encouraged.
No action was taken on the Invitation of
the Karnival Krewe to send five delegates
to a. meeting to be held in the Commercial
Club rooms next Mondaj- night to consoli
V? ihe fnH frlrities. rrerlnt J I
Loomas, speaking for the directors, explain
ed the situation as follows at the close of
the meeting:
"Tho directors of the Priests of Pallas,"
said Mr. Loomas, "were elected In 18""i. for
a period of three jeors. Their terms of of
fice do not expire until November, 153S. AVe
have Issued a letter to our subscribers and
supporters, asking for subscriptions and
suggestions as to anj" change, and we
therefore feel that we should tako no steps
looking to disorganization until requested
bj- our contributors. Our directors hope
that through the liberalitj- of our citizens
the convention hall mis' be completed and
that the .Priests of Pallas mij- have the dis
tinguished honor of giving tho lirst ball
therein next fall."
WILL PROBABLY BE RAISED.
Little Donbt That the Bonus "Will Be
Raiaed to Locnte Convention
Hall on AVest Side.
The agents for the propertj- at the south
west corner of Tenth street and Baltimore
avenue, the site selected b- the convention
hall committee for the new convention hall,
haveuntil December 1 to raise the bonus de
manded for locating the hall on the AVest
side. The exnet amount asked for locating
the hall at Tenth street and Baltimore ae
nue will not be made public until the final
answer of the agents of the propertv is
giv en, but it is estimated to be in the neigh
borhood of from J20 flOO to $40,000.
Secretary Clendenlng, of the Commercial
Club, jesterdav- began sending out notices
to subscribers to the fund, asking a M per
cent payment on their subscriptions. It is
prettj- generallj- believed that the bonus
will be raised, ns propertv holders from
Main to Broadwav. and Ninth to Twelfth
Street, will be called upon to contribute to
the fund. If Tenth and Baltimore is select
ed as the site, ground will bo broken at
once for the building, which will be com
pleted bj June 1.
GREAT FIELD FOR EDITORS.
Stnff ot Fifteen Elected for the Xnntl-
lus, to Be laaued nt the Xew
High School.
The pupils of the Manual Training school
have decided to start a school paper. Tes-terdaj-
a staff of fifteen editors was elected.
The name of the piper will be the Nauti
lus. The name is that of a shellfish w hich
casts off its shell annually and each new
shell Is larger th in the former.
"The n line of our paper signifies our In
tention to have the piper grow each jear,"
said one of the pupils.
The Central high school pupils hae a
paper called the Central Luminarj".
NEW HONOR FOR MRsT BOOTH.
Amerlcnn Volunteer to Be Ordained
a Mlnlater otnhless to AVltness
the C'erenionj,
New A'ork, Nov. 17. Mrs. Maude B.
Booth, wife of the commander of the A'ol
untcers of America, in Carnegie hall next
Mondaj- evening will be ordiined a minister
of "the churcn oiwxim Bii-iai
Dr. McArthur, Dr. tmorj- Bradford Dr.
Gregg and Dr. Joseph Strong will take
part in the ceremonj-. Mrs. Booth will be
the first woman in the organization to re
ceive orders and therefore administer the
sacraments and perform baptismal and
marrbiEe ceremonies.
Dr. Chaunccy M. Depew will preside at
the meeting, which is the second anniv er
sirv of the grand field council. John A an
amaker and Senator A'oorhis, of New Jer
sej, are expected to speak.
Tito limitations for Daili.
AA"ahlngton. Nov. 17. (Special ) Assist
ant Secretarv Davis has declined an in
ltatIon to respond to a toast at a dinner
given to Major-elect Malstcr. of Baltimore,
to-night, because of a dinner given bj"
Secretarj- BINs to the heads of dcpirtments
of the interior depirtment. He has accept
ed an invitation to -pink at the bino.net
of the New England Societj. In this citj
December 21 The invitation was tendered
through Assoc! ite Justice Brewer, of the
United States supreme court.
Internal Iletcnue Hecctpts.
Washington Nov. 17 The monthlv state
ment of the collections of internal revenue
shows that the receipts for October aggre
gated $14 KT' "'n, an increase ov er October
1W. of $761,323. For the past four months
the total receipts exceeded those of the
corresponding jieriod in 15SG bj- JG.733.0G9.
Hotel Victoria FIrst-CIaaa,
But not exorbitant. O. B. Stanton, Prop.
WHOM DID SHE WED?
ADDITIONAL MYSTERY IN" THE JOIIX
B. KETCHAM CASE.
BUTLER HELD ON SUSPICION.
POSSIBLE THAT HByiVAS THE MIL
WAUKEE BRIDEGROOM.
Rnmora That He Impersonated Ketch-
Uin on That Occasion Mrs.
AVnlkup In ned AVIth Serv-
uua Prostration AVill
to lie Contested.
Chicago, Nov. 17. Additional mjstery Is
thrown aliout the case of John B. Ketcham
with everj' development brought forth by
the police in their efforts to ascertain the
facts surrounding his death at the home of
Mrs. Minnie AVallace AValkup, or Ketcham.
Joseph Keller, the butler at tho home of
the woman who now claims to be the widow
of Mr. Ketcham, disappeared Tuesday even
ing, after haing been held for some time
by Police Lieutenant Creighton under cross
examination of the most severe character
regarding tho circumstances of the alleged
marriage of Mrs. AVallace to Ketcham last
September. The police declared he had
been questioned and nllowed to depart at
10 o'clock, while, as a matter of fact, Kel
ler was locked up on a suspicion aroused
bj- his own storj-. Thq suspicion has been
growing upon tho police as tho result of
rumors which started In Milwaukee that
Keller appeared in the role of bridegroom
at the wedding, and that he and not
Ketcham stood before the minister, with
his face concealed under the folds of a
scarf. As the result of this suspicion, he
was held over night and at 11 o'clock this
morning was driven awaj- in charge ot an
officer. Ho is now held bj- the police, who
are able to produce him at anj- time he
maj" bo needed.
Keller, according to his storj', accom
panied John B. Ketcham and Mrs. AValkup
to Milwaukee on September 24 and was a
witness to the ceremonj- which mado them
man and wife. Itev. Mr. Roberts, of Mil
waukee, who performed the ceremonj-,
opened up rather startling possibilities bj
sajlng, when shown a photograph of Kel
ler, that the picture much more resembled
the man whom he married to Mrs. AValk
up than did the picture of John B. Ketch
am. Seeral of the butler's prominent feat
ures, including a small mustache, which
was not a pecullarltj- of Mr. Ketcham,
were carefully noted by the Rev. Mr. Rob
erts as common to both Keller and the
bridegroom of September 24. The butler
had little to saj on this subject, but vol
unteered much Information concerning the
events of the weddin.r iiln. He claimed
that Ketcham and Mrs. AValkup went to
a Milwaukee hotel and hurried from there
to the parsonage, and that Mr. Ketcham's
lface was not wrapped up In any waj-. The
cev. Mr. Roberts says the onuegroom s
face was partiv miifiled In a shawl, not,
however, concealing the mustache.
As to this phase of the situation, how
ever, neither Mr. Purncll nor Mr. Ketch
am's relatives have anj thing to saj Tho
attornej- would neither affirm nor denj the
statement tint the pending contest mav
devolve upon the question as to whether
John Ketcham or tho butler, Joe Keller,
was the bridegroom on September 21.
Relatives of Ketcham will contest the
will, if such on instrument is in existence,
on the ground that he was not onlj- of
unsound mird at tho time he maj- have
signed it, but for ten months previous.
Ketcham's two brothers nnd two sisters
will also denj- that their brother was lo-gallj-
married to Minnie AVallace AValkup.
Thej- will claim that he was entirelj- in
capible of making anj kind ot a contract
at the time of the alleged marriage, or.
Indeed, for nearlj- a j-ear previous. Attornej-
James E. Purnell, who has charge
of the case for the Ketchams, says he has
abundant proof that John B. Ketcham has
been mentallj- unsound for almost a j-ear,
and that there has been no proof of mar
riage with Mrs. AValkup offered bj- the
alleged wife. The attornej- has alreadj
served notice on the Illinois Trust and Siv
lngs bank to restrain Mrs AA'alkup from
having access to the safetj' box in which
the dead clubman kept his securities. At
tornej" Purnell will also notlfj- the court
that the will will be contested as soon as
filed.
The alleged wife of Ketcham is ill in
bed with nervous prostration, the ordeal
which she Ins undergone since the death
of Ketcham having been too much for her
strength.
Criminal proceedings are threatened
against Mrs.AValiace and several other per
sons, whose names hav o not been divulged,
but who, Mr. Ketcham's relatives will
charge, were associated in what they char
acterize as a conspiracj-.
Attornej- James E. Purnell, represent
ing tho dead banker's familj-, said to-night
that enough evidence relative to John B.
Ketcham's life in the Indiana avenue
house, as well as the marriage that was
performed In Milwaukee last September,
had been collected bj- detectives to make
a clear case of conspiracj" against several
persons.
"I do not care to make charges at this
time," said Mr. Purncll, "for wo are a
long waj from the court proceedings that
will necessanlv arise from Ketcham's
death, but I will saj- that ho was a victim
of a desperate conspiracj-. I do not mean
liv this that he met with foul plav. His
friends do not contend that he did not die
from natural causes. A hit we do claim
is that after John went to that house to
live last September he was virtuallj a pris
oner. "His friends were ropeitedlv denied ad
mittance upon the pretext tint he was not
at home. Sometimes the butler would ap
lvuar at the door and tell them that John
was out; at other times the vvomin vho
savs she Is his widow would answer for
herself. He was alwavs out according to
their version of his whereabouts, but we
know that the contrarj" was the case. Mrs:
AVallace did not know, perhaps, thit she
was slndowed night nnd dav- during the
entire period that John was in her house
and that her everj- movement was made
known to the brothers and siter, who
have made up their minds to contest the
mvsterious will." ,
"Did j ou mean to chirge that .slie would
not permit Mr. Ketcham to leave the
house?" Mr. Purnell was asked.
'That is it exactly." was tho imiF1.
replj-.
nh Comliatanta Dead.
Barboursv die. Kj. Nov. 17. John Smith
and Fred Ilarkler quarreled over a debt
nine miles from hre. Both pirtles drew
revolvers at the same time. Both fired to
gether and the two men were deid in an
hour. George Frankler. while trvlng to
part them, received a serious wound.
Telephone System for Menn.
Mena, Ark.. Nov. 17. (Special ) The Mena
Telephone Companv has completed a sj-s-tem
of telephone lines for this citj-. and in
a few daj s will lie in active operation. The
companj- starts w Ith 120 subscribers.
Letter Carrier raralyxed.
St. Joseph, Mo. Nov. 17 (Special.) An
drew C. Quarles. for manj- jears a letter
carrier, was completely- paraljzed to-day
while at work and will die.
! SKY-SCRAPERS ARE SINKING.
Chlenso Architect Saa the Board of
Trade Building Bus Sunk Six
teen Inches.
Chicago, Nov. 17. At the regular weeklj
meeting of the Chicago Architectural Club
General AVilham Sooy Smith spoke for
three-quarters of nn hour upon the subject
of "Foundations," referring espcdallj- to
the construction of the new Federal build
ing, of which he is superintendent of con
struction. "A number of tho lirger buildings in
Chicago are sinking dailj-," said Mr. Smith.
"This is because the ground is soft where
thej- stand, nnd the foundations are not
properlj- constructed.
"For the past six jears I have watched
tho Boird ot Trade building, and during
that time I have found that it has sunk
sixteen inches. AA'ith these observations in
sight I havo taken especial care in con
structing the foundation for the new gov
ernment building. The foundition will rest
sevent-tvo feet below the street surface,
and will be en solid bedrock."
HIS WIFE HELD THE REINS.
Sensitive Mlasourlnn Deserted Ills
Family nnd Started for the
Klondike.
Maryv file. Mo , Nov. 17. The evening of
October 21 Fred Ward, of near Dawson, In
Nedawaj- countj-, was driving home from
Tarkio, In company with his wife. Mr.
AVard's waj- of driving did not suit Mis.
AVard. and she forcibly took the lines from
him, declaring that if he could not do bct
tei she would hold the reins nersdf. This
angered AVard, and ho climbed out of the
wrgon, sajlng if she was determined to
drive she could go home alone and he
wci.ld go to the Klondike. Mrs. Ward
drove home alone, and her husband has
not been seen or heard from since, although
the most untiring efforts have been made
to find him. AVard is worth about $10,000,
and is a farmer 50 j ears of age.
IOWA'S FINAMTRIAL TRIP.
Xew United States Battleship Ghu a
Very Creditnule Account
of Herself.
Xew York. Nov. 17. The United States
battleship Iowa arrived at the Brookljn
navj- jard this afternoon, after concluding
her final trial trip. It Is said that the per
formance of the Iowa during tho trip was
in everj waj- satisfactory-, and that the
board will recommend that the government
finallj- accept the war vessel.
As soon as the Iowa was made fast at
the nivj- j-ard Captain Sampson said to a
representative of the Associated Press:
"Everj thing passed off verj- satisfactor-ilj-,
indeed. Considering that the vessel has
not been in dock for over seven months.
In mj- opinion, she behaved wonderfullj
wcll. and 1 am quite satisfied with tho
results."
TO BE DEPORTED AT ONCE.
AH but Two of the Austrian Contract
Labor Stuve Cutters
Rounded Up.
Washington, Nov. 17. Commissioner Gen
eral Powderlj, of the immigration bureau,
to-daj" received a telegram from Inspector
Baldwin in Mississippi, Mating tint ho had
secured tho urrest of nineteen others of
tho part j- of Austrian stjive cutters, mak
ing fortj'-seven in all. Inspector Baldwin
was instructed to bring the fortv -seven immediately-
to Baltimore for deiiortation to
Austria, and to leave a. deputj- to find the
two still missing.
A STRICTLY LEGAL WEDDING.
Every Participant In a Milwaukee
MnrrlaKe Ceremony a Member
of the Bar.
Milwaukee, AVas . Nov. 17. A unique
wedding. In that all parties to the contract
from bride and groom down to brides
maids and best man were lawyers, was sol
emnized in this citj- to-daj-. Miss Caroline
Hamilton Pier, and John Henrj- Roemer,
promirent members of the Milwaukee bar,
were joined In wedlock, the ceremonj- being
performed bj- Mrs Kate Pier, the bride's
mother, in her capacitj- as court commis
sioner The bride is a member of a dis
tinguished familv of lawjers which at ono
time numbered live members of the legal
profession, tho father, the late Colonel C.
K. Pier, the mother and three daughters.
WENT BROKE ON $21X000 YEAR
n. Cornell, a New Yorker AVIth a Die
Income, Declared a Bank
rupt In London.
London. Nov. 17. H. Cornell, who, it is
said, was formerly- a partner In the well
known firm of iron manufacturers of that
name, of New York, was declared a bank
rupt to-dij', with liabilities estimated at
$40,000 and no assots. It Is said that Mr.
Cornell, lit addition to an income of $10 -two
a year, received S12j'0 under the will
of his father, in 1SS7. Since August, 1SW.
it is said, Mr. Cornell has lived at the rate
of $jj,0u0 a jear.
BRIEF BITS OF SEWS,
James Drais. an old and well known res
ident of St. Joseph, died jesterday-, a;ed
72 jears.
Drs E. r. Branlett and AY. AA. AVallace
have been appointed pension examining
surgeons at Faj ette. Mo.
Mrs. G. H. Burchardt. aged 63. wife of the
late Judge Burchardt. died at the home of
her son In Huntsville, Mo.
A business block of three buildings in
Buckner. Mo., was burned Tedi- night.
Iho origin of the first not known.
Rev Mr. H. AV. Smith, colored. Is mak
ing an active fight to succeed James 31c-Caffeij-
as appraiser of the port of St.
Lcuis
An increase of 10 per cent In wages has
been announced in the Jesse Eddj woolen
mill, at Tall River, Mass, to take effect
December 1.
The- president begin AA'ednesdaj- to sit be
fore a sculptor from 9 to 10 o'clock each
morning in order to have a bronze bust
of himself made.
rrar.k Elliott, deputj- coil oil Inspector
nrd editor of the Trov, Kas , Times, and
Miss Mamie Cimpbell were marrleJ
AVeunesdav mornirg.
Two runaway bovs named Zelmer and
Lei aum. from Ridgew.ij-, Mo . wero arrest
ed at Guthrie. O. T. for stealing bicjcles
at Alkinsas Citj-, Kas.
Jack McCune, who shot AA'illiam Alblu.
son of ex-Judge AV. M. Albin, dead in a
quarrel over cards. Is djlng of consumption
In the St. Joseph. Mo., jail.
Rev. George H. Houghton, pastor of the
Church of the Transfiguration, in New
York, better known as the "Little Church
Around the Corner," died last night.
Mrs. Charles L. Tiffany, wife of the head
of the great New York jewelrj" hrm. Is
dead, aged SI vears. Mr. and Mrs. Tiffanj
ceiebrated their golden wedding on No
vember 20. 1691.
In consequence of the failure of the
Hooley-Jameson syndicate to put through
the Chinese loan, it is generally- reported
that the Hong Kong and Shanghai banks
will raise the necessarj- monej.
At Lincoln Center, Kas.. John Linker
was Tuesdaj- night found guiltj of violat
ing the prohibitorj- law and must pay- JIM
in lines, the costs, of the suit and $13 at
tornej 's fees, and serve nlnetj dajs in JaL
John AA'. Masters, a voung farmer, Tuesdaj-
drove to AVaco nnd cached a check for
between $200 and $300. An hour later ha
was found in a vacant Inclosure and died
In convulsions. His money- was gone.
"Knockout drops" had evidently beei
given.
A representative of the Smj-th and Rice
companj". which Is now presenting "My
Friend From India," has announced that
this companj- next j-ear would present a
new plav, entitled "The Girl From Kan
sas." Tho play Is now being written In
New York.
A SWELL SWINDLER.
THREE GOTHAM AVOAIEX ROBBED OF
SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS.
TWO HEIRESSES AND AN ARTIST
GRAND OPrORTLMTIES FOR I'W EST
JIEAT OFFERED THEM.
Mlsa Rosamond Owen Lost ?(,175,
3Iiss Mary A'anderpool $1,000
nnd Miss Kills Rotten $450
and Thirty Pictures
Swindler Caught.
New A'ork, Nov. 17. Three j-oung women,
two of them heiresses, of this citj', and
the other a famous Australian artist, temporarily-
here, are said to be the victims
of an alleged swell swindler, Arthur Blair
Moodj-, of New Haven, Conn., who was
jesterdaj- arrested in thit citj-. Moodj- is
now out on biil, and is fighting the at
tempt to extradite him to New A'ork. He
is 2b jears of age and Ins alwajs been a
favorite with women.
Moodj- comes of a good family. His
father is in the Insurance business in New
Haven, and his mother is a doctor. Moodj
stopped for a long time at the Holland
house and cut quite a dish. AVhen he left
the Holland he was $1,100 In debt to Pro
prietor Baumann for his uoard. Moodj
lnppened to meet the Rev. Dr. DeLeon
Nicholl, who took a fanej" to him and In
troduced him to Miss Marv A'an Biuren
A'anderpool, who in turn Introduced him
to her friend. Miss Rosamond II. Owen.
Both ladles hold high positions In New
York societj-.
As soon as Moodj- felt that he had gained
the confidence of the women, ho dined
them at tho Holland house. There, it Is
alleged, he unfolded a great mining
scheme. A few- dajs later, Moodj- called
on Miss A'anderpool and said that his part
ner had told him of a grand opportunity
for some subscribed mining stock. One of
the men who had Dut down his name for
some of the stock had failed to get the
monej- and, although the major ot New
Haven had tried to get it, he (Moodj) had
managed to get the chance for Miss A'an
derpool. The latter was delighted, but she
did not have the readj' monej- und she
recommended her friend. Mi-s Owen. The
latter took to the scheme and gave Moody
Sim
That was in March last. On July 13,
Mcodj- went to Miss Owen and said that
$1,000 more was necdeil. and she gave him
a consolidated C per cent gold bond of the
St. Paul, Minneapolis it Manitoba railroad,
market value Sl,17.". She told Moody to dis
pose of it and return the $173 to her. He
gave tho bond to Proprietor Biumann. of
the Holland House, for a board bill of
$1,170. telling him that if the bond was
not redeemed in thlrtj" d ij s he might sell
It Moodj- never redeemed It. and It was
sold. He did not return Ihe $173 to Miss
Owen.
Later in July. Moodj- went once more to
Miss A'anderpool and told her of another
splendid opportunitj- for making monej".
Miss A'anderpool sajs she gave Moodj- a
$1,009 United States gold bond without get
ting anv receipt or security for It, and she
h is not since heard of it.
Meantime, Moodj- had been at work at
the Buckingham hotel. There he met Miss
Ellis Row en, an artist in water colors,
from Australia. She was also impressed
with Moodj- and showed him a set of wa
ter color paintings of the flora of Aus
t:alia. which she said was worth $13,000.
Mcodj- broached his latest scheme to the
artist and got $430 from her on the security-
of fifty shares of the stock of his company-.
Then he wanted more nionej- for the
scheme, and she let him take the pictures
as securitj-. He was to raise $4 300 on
them, the pictures to be placed In a safe
deposit v ault as securitj-. After a time she
became anious and asked for the pictures.
Ho gave back, she sajs, all but thlrtj-,
and said that he did not know where the
others were. Then he told her he could
sell the pictures to George A'anderbilt, who
wrnted to decorate his house at Biltmore,
N. C. About two months ago he disap
peared. He owed Proprietor Baumann a
$1400 board bill when he left. The police
happened to hear of the matter, and
Mocdv was Indicted In the case ot Miss
A'anderpool's $1,000 bond.
A COUNTESST SUICIDE.
Lost Her Lover and Her Purse and
Put a Bullet Through Her
Head.
Edinburgh, Nov. 17. There was a tragic
occurrence in a police station hero last
evening. A woman, apparently- about 20
jears of age, and fashionably- dressed, but
in tho deepest mourning, who said she
was the Countes Teresa Ulfeld, a Rus
sian, adding that she had come to Scot
land a fortnight ago, via Copenhagen, and
that she was in mourning for her dead
lover, complained to the police officer on
dutj- that she had been robbed of her purse
containing a large sum of monej-. The
countess was apparently- In great distress,
and as the officer turned round to enter
her complaint in the station blotter, she
shot herself through the temple with a re
volver. Onlj' a few shillings were found
on her person. An examination of her
rooms in the hotel where she had been
stopping developed the fact that nil her
correspondence had been torn up in such
small pieces as to render it almost utterly
Impossible to reconstitute it. She had
given her address as the cloister of St.
Marie. Moscow. Two photographs were
found among her effects. One was that
of a joung officer in the Russian armj- and
was signed "Alexander Romanoff." It Is
supposed to be thit of the fiancee. The
other photograph was that of a Spanish
officer who had visited the countess since
her arrival in Edinburgh. The hotel peo
ple saj- tho deceased countess was well
educated, and had evidently- been accus
tomed to move In the best societj-.
HENRY AVERY ARRESTED.
-
Charged With Complicity In the As
sault on Airs. Resli, Jcnr
Boston, Mo.
Lamar. Mo , Nov. 17. (Special ) Sheriff
Livingston returned from Kansas last
night with Henrj- Avcrj. charged with be
ing Implicated in the assault on Mrs. Jacob
Resh, near Boston, six miles south, last
Thursday- night, when carbolic acid was
thrown in htr face. AVhen the mob took
Simpson and Kaderlj- from tho officers
Mondaj- night and swung them up to a
tree several times, thej- made a confes-ion
of the crime, implicating Averj- and Dave
Monkstar. of Carthage. Thej- claim thej
hlred Avery and Monkstar to commit tho
crime. Monkstar had not been arrested.
The others are in jail. Averj- Is an un
married young man.
Tin Plate Smuggling.
Boston. Nov. 17 Special Treasury Agent
Converse J. Smith has received word from
Special Emploje Bunn, who is stationed on
the Canadian border, that he has seized
at Eastport. Me., a small schooner with a
cargo of twenty-five boxes of tin .slate
that bad been smuggled into port. This is
the first attempt which the department has
known of the smuggling of tin plate into
tills countrj-.
MURDER OF JOHN M. CLAYTON.
Georgia Alan Sujs That He Can Prove
the Guilt of the As
sassin. Little Rock, Ark.. Nov. 17. The memory
of the most famous crime ever committed
in Arkansas the ass isslnatlon of lion.
John M. Clajtono has been revived bj- the
leccipt of a letter by Governor Jorcs,
written from Pitts. La. by a person s gn
ing the name Luther Akins. The writer of
the letter recalls the crime, inquir s about
rewards, and states that he can locite
the murderer and produce proof of gulit.
The murder of John M. Clajton will be
remembered bj- politicians and public men
all over the United State'. Clajton was a
brother of Hon. Powell Clajton, the
Piesent United States minister to
Mexico. He was the Republican candidate
for congress in lS-. his opponent being
Hon Clifton R. Breckinridge, iate ambas
sador to Russia. The canvass was a spir
ittel one and the contest was bitter. Breck
inridge was declared elected and Clajton
filed a contest. While the contest was In
progress, Mr. Clajton went to Plummcr
ville to look after his interests there. AVhll;
in his room one right, just before preparing
to retire, an assassin crept up In the dark
and fired a load of buckshot through the
window of his room, inflicting wounds from
which he died. The murder created a sen
sation all over the United States. D
tectives were emplojed and worked dili
gentlj on the case, and manj- persons were
suspected of the crime, but the murderer
went unpunished. Several times since
then the memorj" of the crime has been
revived bj- the discovery- of seme new
clue, but the assassination had almost been
forgotten w hen the letter from Akins onco
more brought the terrible affair Into public
notice. The legislature once offered a re
ward of $1000 for the conviction ot the
murderer, and the reward Is probably j"et
in force.
RAILROAD UNDER SUSPICION.
Employes of the Canadian Pacific Ac
cused of SniuftTSHni; In
Chinese.
Auburn. N. A"., Nov. 17. C. II. Brown, as
sistant United States attorney-, who Is con
ducting the trial of cases in the United
States district court here, is authoritj- for
a remarkable storj- in connection with the
E-muggllng of Chinese Into this countrj".
Mr. Brown said that the cost of deporting
Chinese has been very great and has been
on the Increase, which Is also the case
with the smuggling of the Chinese.
The government. Mr. Brown sajs. ij-o
the blame for the greater part of the 11
l'cit traffic on the emplojes of the Can
adian Pacific railway-, and Attornej--Gener-al
McKenna. It is stated, will institute an
action against the corporation. The gov
ernment overs, according to Mr. Brown,
that the railway- emplojes conspire with
the government officials to break the law.
A bill of costs is being compiled, and as
each deportation costs $300, the total will
be verj- large. AVhen this is done, Mr.
Brown says, the action will be commenced.
THE CRFEK WARRANT STEAL
Several Arrests Hay e Been Made and
Others Are Expected
Soon.
Muskogee. I. T.. Nov. 17. (Special.) A
number of the prominent citizens of the
Creek nation are breathlessly awaiting the
result of the investigation of tho $30,000
Creek warrant steal bj- the federal grand
jurj- at AVagoner. I. T. Several parties ac
cused of being implicated in the steal have
alreadj- been arrestd. one of whom was
placed tinder a $13 000 bond. It Is under
stood here that an Indictment has been
found against a large number of persons
in the Creek nation, charging them with
being Implicated in the deal, but their
names are withheld from the public, pend
ing their arrest.
IOWA BANK ROBBER CAUGHT.
Escaped After He Was Indicted, but
AVaa Retaken Yeaterdny In
ew Jersey.
Morristown, N. J.. Nov. 17. Samuel J.
Fltchie. arrested for robbing a freight car
at Port Morris, was identified to-daj- by
Sheriff Dow ling as one of the gang which
robbed the Bradley bank, of Eldon. la., of
$8,000 last Februarj"- Ritchie was captured
at the time, but escaped from the AA'apello
countj- jail, after having been Indicted.
Sheriff Dow ling Identified Ritchie by tat
tooed marks on the arm. Then he showed
Ritchie a photograph In the rogues' gal-lerj-
nnd Ritchie confessed to his identity-.
A letter was secured which Ritchie had
written to a friend in jail at Paterson. in
which he stated ho was afraid he was
caught for the Iowa robbcrj. and begging
INDIAN GIRL INCENDIARIES.
Two Carlisle Pupils Arrested for Try
ing: to Burn the Insti
tution. Carlisle. Pa., Nov. 17. Fannie Eaglehorn
nnd Eliza Flandcr, Indian girls, were ar
rested to-daj- on complaint of Superintend
ent Pratt, of the Indian school, and lodged
In jail on the charge of arson. A mjstcri
ous fire broke out in the girls" quarters of
the school on Sunday afternoon, but was
extinguished before much dimage had
been done. It was afterward learned that
the two girls, who were pupils, had start
ed the tire with the Intention of burning
down the school, because thej- had been
refused permission to go home,
him not to give him awiv.
AVreckcr AA'orden Reprlev ed.
San Francisco. Nov. 17. Governor Budd
to-daj- reprieved until February- 11. 135. the
sentence of Salter D. Worden. the train
wrecker, convicted of the murder of En
gineer Clark, during the great railroad
strike in ISM. The attornej- general hld
that the sentence of the lower courts
should not be carried out pending an un
decided appeal to the United Stites su
preme court.
shot IJ lllKlimiynieii.
Defiance. O. Nov 17 Dr. Ira DIx. a
prominent physician of Junction. Paulding
countj-. was held up and shot in the breist
bv masked hignvvavmen last night while
crossing over the Auglaize river. He was
then beaten Into insensibility and robbed of
$10 in monej- and a gold watch. He Is in
a serious condition. The robbers escaped.
Confessed on the Scaflold.
AViimington. N. C. Nov. 17. Ed Purvi".
a negro, was hanged in the jiil jard at
Lillington. Harnett countj-. to-day for the
murder of M. J. Blickman. white, flagman
on the Atlantic coast line, on the 14th of
August last. Puvis talked about half an
heur on the scaffold and confessed the
crime.
Cuban Duel Prevented.
Havana. Nov. 17. A serious personal i!is-j-uto
having arisen between Senor Tibur
cio Bea. a prominent reformist, and fcenor
Crespo. the well known Conservative lracl
er, a duel with swords was arranged, but
the police got wind of it and interfered and
bcth men have been arrested.
A 15-Year-Old Afurderer.
Guthrie. O. T.. Nov. 17. (Special.) Fred
Horn, aged 13, was convicted of murder at
El Reno, and sentenced to the penitentiary
for life. He shot an old soldier named
Tripp, in AVashita county- last December,
in order to get $1.30 to celebrate Christmas
with.
GAGE PLAN FAVORED
MONETARY COMMISSIOV IS FOLLOW
ING HIS IDEAS.
NO GOVERNMENT BANKING.
C031A1ISS10 WILL NOT PREPARE A
BILL FOR CONGRESS.
AVI 11 Only Make a Report AVliieh Mnjr
Serve for Guidance In the Reform
of Existing Currency Laws
Ant nn Official
Body. i
AVashlngton. Nov. 17. After a recess of
several dajs, the mon-tary commission re
sumed its sessions here to-night, with all
the members present except two. Mr. Stuj'
vesant Fish, who has been prevented by
other engagements from attending the ses
sions of the commission heretofore, sat with
the bodj- to-night. Most of the- time was
occupied with a general review ot the work
already accomplished, for the purpose o
acquainting Mr. Fish with what had been
done. The prellmlnaxj." reports ot the prin
cipal committees have been considered fully
bj- the whole bodj and a general idea ob
tained thereby of the Individual views V
all the members. The future work of tj
;i
commission will bo devoted mainly to J
discussion of the reports and measures ,
be submitted for the consideration of cca
gress. It Is not probable that anj- repot""
will be ready when congress convenes earC
in December, but it is hoped that before th
end of the month some preliminary sugge
tions, at least, will bo ready for submit
sion. to be followed later bj- more genera
and elaborate reports.
The commissioners will not prepare a bin
for the reform of the currency- sj stem, but
will confine themselves to an expression of
opinion and tho adoption of certain gen
eral propositions. AVhile they have not yet
reached a formal conclusion. It Is probable
that thej- will follow the lines suggested I
bj- Secretary Gage and recommend that tho
government go out of the banking busi
ness?, withdraw all circulating notes and
authorize the banks te Issue currencj- up to
par ot their deposits to secure the same.
AVhen the commission met each member
had his own views and plans, manj- ot
which conflicted with those of his col
leagues, but thej- have hammered at each,
other oft and on until thej- have tlnallj
reached a harmonious conclusion upon tha
principal points with which thej are deal
ing. Thej- have also received advice and
suggestion from bankers and other finan
ciers throughout the country. Including sev
eral complete plans for a new currencj- sys
tem. Although none of these plans has
been adopted In full, they contained many
important Ideas and have had on lnfluenct
in modifying the opinions of the commls
sioners. It Is proposed to publish them f
a report which will be submltted,to a ma
convention some time during the winter
There seems tv bo a.' 'misapprehension,
concerning the powers and functions ot
tho commission. It is not an official bodj-.
so to speak. It was not appointed ,by tha
president nor the secretary of the treasury
and has no official relation to congress.
The twelve gentlemen who have been at
tempting to solve the currency problem
were selected for the duij- bj- a conv entlon
of business men held at Indianapolis last
fall, and will make their report, not to
congress, but to a similar convention to be
held some time during the winter,
i It Is not Intended to send the report to
congress officlallj". although every member
of both houses will be supplied with a copy.
The members of the commission do not ex
pect their ideas to be immediately adopted
bj- congress. Thej- nre not sanguine of se
curing any legislation during the approach
ing session, because of the pecultnr com
plexion of the senate nnd the fact that tha
rules of that bodj- make it almost Impos
sible to secure action ot any kind if a
minority resists. They do, however, regard
their work as important from an educa
tional standpoint, in the cultivation of a
public opinion that sooner or later will in
fluence congress to amend the currency
laws In the line of their recommendations.
These gentlemen are of the opinion also
thatithe next house of representatives will
be elected on the currencj- issue, and that
there will be a new alignment of the par
ties at the polls. Their findings and re
ports will be In the nature ot a platform
which thej- believe will be adopted by tha
commercial and financial Interests of tha
countrj-.
SHEEP PERISH BY THOUSANDS.
Australian Flockmaatera Hard Hit by
a Famlahlna; Drouth Picture
of Desolation.
New York, Nov. 17. Tho outlook for tha
sheep raising industry In Australia, owtnr-
to the prolonged and famishing drouth,
hns never been so gloomy ns now. Millions
nt sheen havo nerished this season, and
from AVestern Australia. Victoria and Xew
South AA'ales the reports ore disheartening.
Tho feed has been dry and dead so long,
and the water has become so nearly ex
hausted and so poor, that stock Is being
rapldlv decimated. Thousands of men ara
being employed In tho various districts cut
ting the boughs of the apple, tho oak and
other trees for food for the starving sheep,
and In skinnlnc the animals that perish in
the mud at the failing water holes. Au
tumn and the kimbinsr season has come.
and since there Is no fresh, wholesome food
to nourish the breeding ewes, they are too
weak to furnish milk, nnd the Iambs ara
either killed by the owners to savo tha
mother's lives, or allowed to die with them.
The famous Rlverna district, whence coma
tho line wools bought bv American manu
facturers. Is a picture of desolation.
WAR ON THESUGAR TRUST.
Two Vounser Sons of Claua Spreckela
Oppoae the GlKantle
Monopoly.
New- York. Nov. 17. The war on the su
gar trust has been joined In by the two
j ounger sons of Claus Spreckel3. who have
been fighting their father bitterly In tho
California courts. Hawaiian sugar will af
ford the ammunition In this attack and
the sore point with Claus Spreckels, Sn.
Is that he originally- gave tils sons tho
stock of the Hawaiian Sugar and Commer
cial Companj-. whose product will be ucd
against the trust and with which Mr.
Spreckels, Sr., Is now Identified.
One of the manj" opposition concerns to
the s-igar trust which are springing up
like mushrooms all over the country- 1st
the California Beet and Sugar Refining
Compmy ard two of its incorporators aro
Rudolph and C. Augustus Spreckels. Th
capaeltj- of the new refinery will be Z3
tons daily of cane sugar and l.OOu tons ot
beet sugar.
.Springs to Be Improved.
InJenendeice. Kas . Nov. 17. (Snerlni v
A company has been organized and a char
ter applied for, to Improve and utllizo tho
mineral springs which are found on the
Parkhurst place, just north of town. An,
analysis of the water has been made bv
I'rofessor Schweitzer, of the University- of
Missouri, and he pronounces It water ot
great meaicinat qualities..
OH Rock Star Carthage. Mn,
JOPlin. Mo.. Nov. 17. OH rncV- tine. Tven
discovered on tho farm of J. J. G. Armlt
nge. about eight miles northwest ot Car-
mage, in mis countj-. it smells stronglj
of coal oil. and burns brightlv if placed
In -a hot stove. There Is considerable ex
citement over tho find, and arrangement
iub utiag maue 10 una lor on.

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