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YHE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, FRIDAY DECEMBER 10,1897.
MAS CITt WIS. PAT TOUR GAS BILLS On or before the 10th and secure the discount. WYANDOTTE G1S CO.' KEELEY Institute &Tc.ty.EK The onlj- place In Kansas where the Genuine Heelej Remedies and Treat-' ment for Alcohol and Narcotic Addictions ere administered. Address as above. a deitz sensation: BEVOHER WITH WniCU LIXDSAY WAS MIOT IS IX COLORADO. CANT BE PRODUCED AT TRIAL. HAS ItEEX SEXT TO ITS OW.VEK, SON OF Jl'DGE GRAY. a Jury Svorn Yesterday und the Sec I ond Trim Well Under AVay State "Will Attack. DeltK' Reputa tion Since Reaching America. I The first sensation 5n the second trial of William Deitz, for tho murder of Rus sell Lindsay, was sprung In the district court yesterday when It was discovered that the revolver used by the defendant in tho killing of joung Lindsaj- had been sent out of the state by Mrs. JudgelGraj-. The re volver -was sent to Mrs. Grab's son in Colo rado, who. it is claimed. Is the owner of the weapon. It was shortly after 10 o'clock jesterday morning when the last Juror was challeng ed and the twelve ellglhles lifted their right hands and took an oath to weigh the eI jlence to be presented to them In a. fair and Impartial manner. Attorney Hale then pro ceeded to make the opening statement to the Jury in bhalf of the prosecution. He consumed about an hour's time. Attorney Henderson waited the right to make a. statement for the defense at the present. The state thn called Court Stenographer Import to the stand. No one In the court had any idea, as to what motive the prose cution had when 'It called for Mr. Leport. Attorney Hale asked him If he was In possession of the revolver which tho de fendant used In ending tho life of Lindsay. The witness replied that he was not. Vt ere jou not made the custodian of this weapon at tho former trial?" asked Mr. Hple. "I was." "What did you do with the gun?" ,' unul2 " over to Judge Gray, on a written order from Sheriff Longfellow." JJ1.Ee.GJay was thcn called. He testi fied that he gave the gun to his wife who wanted to tend it to their fon In Colorado. He bald that the weapon belonged to him and that he had asked for It. Mrs. Gray took the stand and reiterated what her husband had tcstlned to. She was asked ,T she did not send the weapon away after the. apD'lcation for n new trial had been made, bhe answered in the aflirma-I've- Jt s not known what weight, if any, the aboe transaction will hao with the jury. v,mt:5-ne dld t finish with Its evidence but will 'ikely conclude this forenoon. The examln?tion of the witnesses will consume the remainder of to-day and possibly part of to-morrow. It Is barely possible that tho ic?s2.,Ui1 reach the Jurj by to-morrow night. There has been no new' evidence of consequence as jet Introduced. UNION LABOR'S DEMANDS. Armour Parking House Must Be Unionized and an Indemnity of f 50,000 Must Dc Pnld. The Joint committee from the five labor unions principally interested in the boy cott on the Armour Packing Company has decided to make a proposition of settle ment to the company. The committee will ask that the Armour people unionize Its house and that It pay to the various unions SM.000 indemnity. The proposition which the unions Intend to Bubmlt to the com pany follows: First That the Armour company union ize its packing house within three months. Second That the company re-employ ell union people who wish to be re-employed In their old positions and at their former wages, and who bear requests for such re-empIoment signed by the proper offi cers of their unions. Alsr. that union fire men belonging to No. 6406, A. F. of L.. be emplojed at 13 cents an hour and eight hours per day. Third That an eight hour work day be inaugurated on May 1. 1S98. Fourth That the Armour company place in bank as an indemnity payment to the unions the sum of tfo.OOO. to be equally di vided between Anchor Federal Labor TTnion No. C3J0. Firemen's Union No. G40G. Sheen Butchers' Union No. S. Beef Butchers Union No. 4. and Pork Butchers' Union Protest AKnlnst n Powder Mill. County Attorney Miller, at the request of a number of property owners living in the vicinity of tho old Turner smelter, upon which site tho erection of a powder mill is now in progress, has brought Injunction proceedings in the court or common pleas to enjoin the powder company from pro ceeding any further with the work. The Turner residents are highly Indignant over the proposed enterprise and will vigorous ly oppose It. They claim that should the mill bo completed and placed in operation It would place tho lives of many people living near tho proposed plant In danger. It Is claimed that the district schoolhouse Is located within seventy rods of the pro posed powder nnd djnamlte plant, whero more than 100 children assemble dally. A temporary n-stralning order was granted jesterdav. and work on the building will be discontinued pending the final hearing of the case. INDEPENDENCE. "Will Be Little of Vnllc Estate Left for Katiaua City Ladle College. i The Vaile estate, which was bequeathed Jo the Kansas City Ladles' college, on con dition that the lm-tltullon be called the Vnllc institute. Is still In the hands of the administrator, and will likely contlnuo to do o for some time to come. Since Colonel Vaile died, claims have been Hied ngalnst the estate such an amount that If the provisions of the will are carried out. Col onel Vaile' s bequest will be his name with out .inv financial aid. According to the terms of the will the Institution was to assume the name of "Vaile Institute" within five years of the death of the tes tator. The time will expire within a. jear and unless the conditions are complied with the heirs may get a small percentage of the estate, which was once considered large. Tho estate Is far from being set tled up, and friends of the Institution are of the opinion that after the adminis trator's fees nnd claims are paid nothing will be left for the college. Murderer Malirj- In Worried. Thomas Maury, the hack driver confined In the county Jill for the murder of his mistress. Hattie Law son. on November 14. Is uorrjlijg himself Into Ill-health over his crime i.nd tho probable penalty. Mabry Miuns all of his old friends who tall at the Jail to see him. ent little and scarcely sleeps at all. He expects to go to tho pen itentiary for a term of J oars, but Is con fident that he will not be hanged. Independence XrwK 2otes. J. Sherman Kirbv, formerly of this city, but now a resident of Kansas Cit. was tho guest of Independence friends j ester da v. Miss Rebpkah Field, of Islington, Mo., Is in the city, the guest of Miss Mary Mc Cov. Mrs. FlovJ E. Schoolcy and Miss Pearl Laws, of Kansas City, are the guests of Independence relatives. An entertainment will lie given to-nlgbt at the Kansas City Ladies' college. A gen . , eral invitation has been extended to friends and patrons of tho college, to attend. Fifteen members of the Jackson County Poultry Association visited the Lexington poultry show and Poultry' Breeders' con gress yesterday. None of the freight cars have, been re moved from the Air line jards in this city as yet. The Infant child of A." M. Ott was report ed to be critically ill yesterday. W. C. Adams left yesterday for Lexing ton. Mo., to attend a meeting of the Good Roads' Association as a delegate from this county. Rev. Mr. Mllford Rlggs preached last night at the Baptist church on the sub ject, A Soldier's View of the Crucifixion." The meetings are being .fairly well at tended. John Piper, of Kansas City, has traded for the Blue Springs mills. The former owners of the mill get- a 1,400 acre farm In Ljons county. Kas.. valued at 150.000. Professor J. N. Patrick nnd County Su perintendent S. M. Barrett will address the Clay County Teachers' Association at Liberty, Mo.. December 11. ' Owing to the lnclemencv of the weather, the meeting of the laboring men, an nounced for last night, was not held An other call will be issued at an early date. THE NEWS ATLEAVENWORTH. Pythian Celebrate Their Silver An niversary Probably ratal Shooting Scrape. Twenty-five jears ago on tho evening of December 4. Concordia lodge No. 8, Knights of Pythias, was Instituted wijh a, charter list of seenteen. It was the first German lodge of that order organized in the state, and throughout all these jears, until the supreme lodge changed the law, requiring all lodges to use the English rit ual, the work was done In the German tongue. rrom the start the lodge was a. progressive one and enrolled on Its roster the representative German citizens of tho city. Sojeral months ago the Idea of celebrat ing the silver anniversary was broached and met with the approval of tho mem bers. The celebration was held last night In Turner hall. With knightly hospitality a ticket was sent to each member of the or der In the city, admitting himself and lady to be the guests or the lodge. The invitations were accepted and last night Turner hall wab packed with brave knights and fair ladies, gathered to do homage at Concordia's shrine. Or the original charter membership or seventeen, but three are still living and members or the lodge. They nre George Linck. Valentine Boeppler nnd 'Andrew Ackenhausen, who were present, as they had been a quarter or a century before. The programme of the evening or-encd with an overture by Professor Georgo Linck. Jr.'s orchestra, after which E. E. Murphy, past chancellor of Leavenworth lodge No. 22, was introduced, and In fit ting words welcomed the audience to the hospitality or No. S. After a song by the Turner singing section. Grand Chancellor w. A. S. Bird, of Topeka, was Introduced, who spoke about tho order's wonderful growth, and or the lessons inculcated by Its motto or "friendship, charity and benev olence." This was followed by a selection from the orchestra, after which Joseph H. Lon. brigadier eeneral of the Kansas brigade of the Uniform Rank of the order, delivered an address having special rcfer ence to the military branch. A xylophone solo by Joseph Russick captivated the au dience and atter another song by tho Tur ners, Past Chancellor Fred Hels gave tho history of the lodge, from Its organization to the present time. Another selection from tho orchestra and the hall was quickly cleared for dancing, four numbers being called before the banquet was announced. This was given by tho ladies or Leaven worth temple. No. 29. Rathbone Sisters, an auxiliary or the Knights or Pythias, and embraced all the delicacies or the sea son. After the supper a programme of eight numbers was danced, when tho cele bration or the silver anniversary came to a close. A number or prominent Pythians' from other points were present, among them be ing Supreme Representative Frank Mer stetter and Grand Keeper of Records and Seal Gus J. Neubert, of Kansas City, Kas. Stabbed anil Shot. What may prove to bo a. murder took place early yesterday morning near the Home-Rlversldo coal shaft. The men were paid "Wednesday evening and, as frequent ly happens on pajdays at that mine, trouble followed. Grant Blackburn and Max Smart, miners, were with some other men in a saloon kept by Mrs. Podelesno. Blackburn's wife and another woman were present, when5 Max Smart threw $2 in the other woman's lap. One of the silver pieces fell to the floor. Blackburn's wife covered It with her foot when Smart tried to get it. Blackburn interfered, when a tightttook place during which knives and revolvers were used. Smart and Blackburn fired at each other, when Blackburn start ed on a run for his home. He was fol lowed by a shot from Smart, which took effect near the spine, penetrating the lung. He succeeded in reaching his home, where ,the wound was examined and pronounced fatal by a physician. It was found that Blackburn had also received a bad cut on his right arm above the wrist. ' Justice Bond went to the home of tho wounded man yesterday, when Blackburn signed a complaint In which Max Smart, Neal- Truss and Frank "Ward are charged with assault with Intent to kill. Truss and Ward were arrested shortly after the shoot ing, and Smart was arrested later. In the Missouri Pacific railroad yards, where he had been hiding from the officers, evidently with tho intention of trying to escape. The three men. were brought Into Justice Bond's court yesterday and placed under $2,000 each to appear for examination next Tuesday, and in defaut or this amount they were placed In the county Jail. Garrison's Trial To-day. About one year ago Frank Uhlrlck was shot and killed by Frank Garrison, on the Delaware bar, five miles below the city, the tiouble growing out or the loan, or 75 cents. Garrison was captured and lodged In the county jail. Excitement ran high, nnd there was talk or lynching, and to protect his prisoner the sheriff had him placed In the United States penltentiaryj until tho excitement died down. Platte county officials claimed Jurisdic tion, and demanded the prisoner, but the sheriff refused to give him up. A requis ition was then obtained from the governor of Missouri, which Governor Morrill re fused to honor. After Governor Leedj's inauguration the requisition wns renewed and was honored and the prisoner taken to Platte county. His trial will take place to-day, and will bo attended bv about twentj-lle wit nesses from the city, including the force from the sheriff's onice. unrrison was examined before a Leavenworth Justice or tho peace and bound over to the district court for trial. It is on the docket to be tried during the presenr"term of court. Soldiers" Home. Brannan post No. SSO, G. Al R.. held Us annual election of officers this week. En glebcrt Elch was elected post commander and Georgo A. Wallace. D. O. Thrall and J. A. Gates delegates to the state encamp ment. The installation will tnke place at the first meeting next month. The home orchestra will give its fifth concert in Tranklin hall this evening. The home postoffice affords a good rev enue to Uncle Sim. During November. 3S9 money orders, amounting to $3 378 23. were lsued. The greatest share of this was Issued on the three dajs following the pay ment of pensions, during which time tho amount iued was $2 r26 SC. Two sudden deaths have occurred at tho home during the past week. Jamps Gal lagher, of I barracks, was found dead In the water closet, and James Harness was found dead In his bed the same dav. Gal lagher belonged to the Twcntj -fourth Illi nois Infantry, and Harness to the Elev enth Kansas cavalry. One of the oungest soldiers of tho Jate war is Albert DeWItt Walker, who Is in charge of the news stand at the home. He was born February 20. 3S32. nnd en listed Mnrch 8, I860, and was discharged at Harper's Ferry August 8. of the ime jear. Under n former Republican admin istration he was grnnted a pension of J10 per month, which was taken away from him during President Cleveland's last term. Colonel J. G. Rowland, governor of the home, went to Atchison jesterdav. and Mrs. Rowland Is visiting in Qulncy, III. Expense of Justice Courts. The annual report of the county clerk will show a largo Increase In the cost of the Justices' courts over that of the pre ceding jenr. In fact, the expense was more than doubled. The county has thir teen Justices of the peace, among whicn this amount Is divided, although a large share Is charged to the three offices in the city. In speaking about the proposition to nboiUh the three offices In Leavenworth township and substitute a cltv court, one of the justices stated jesterdaj- that it would not lessen the expense, but would gUe the fees all to one man The cost of maintenance of the insane for the past ear was II2.4S0.70, and of the county poor. J3 OX5S. 1 The city portion of the tax lew made for this year has been Increased Si cents per $100. which additional levy was made by a reform city administration. Passed the Examination. The secretary of the local civil sPrvice board received from Washipgton jesterday the following list and standing of parties who passed in the examination held last June: For clerks Charles. B. Hunt. S7.23; Mis3 finM rSirtt mrM raids In thfl head. COldS On the longs, old colds, new colds and obstinate colds, and all forms of grip. Stops sneezing, discharges from the nose ana eyes, prevents catarrh, diphtheria, pneumonia, and all throat and Inns trouble These pleasant little pellets are absolutely harnileEs. hav e aw ed thousands of liv es and previ-nted much sicx ness. The Munyon Itemedy Company prepare a separate cure for each disease. At nil drucii'ts a cents a lab If J on need medical ad Ice w rite Prof. Munyon. 1305 Arch Street, Philadelphia. It Is absolutely free. Eva F. H. Schroeder. S7; William II. Wlss ler, 7913; Miss Mary T. Flnn, 73 7), Miss M. McAullffe. 73 13; Martin L. Buckley, 74. For carriers James G. Brooke. Ei 47; Ar thur J. Getshall, 7S.70; Alfred T. Swarm, 77.53; Edward McMurray, 72 20. Brief Slentlon. Tho McCormlck Mercantile nnd Distilling Companv filed two more cases In the dis trict court jesterday to collect for goods sold to Leavenworth men. Ono is against John Kann for $4 and the other against Fritz RIebe for $149.5.3. Real estate transfers yesterday amounted to $2 9ko In 'the northbound Maple Leaf freight train jeterday was a car of freight from a Southern port. It bore placards stating Mint it had been inspected by the anitnry officials and contained no contagious dis ease. Easton lodge. No. 47, A. F. nnd A. M., has elected the following officers for the ensuing year: Worshipful master. Dr. W. A. Adams, senior warden, J. M. Cory; Ju nior warden, Charles Gwartnev; treasurer, W. F. Ashby. and secretary, F. M. Seward. The Ladies' Guild of St. Paul's church opened a Christmas bazar in Chickerlng hall last night. The Union Pacific Tea Comptny filled an order yesterday for 400 pounds of to. The Leavenworth Creamery Company Is nrranglng to start a "skim" station at Kickapoo Some of the Leavenworth housewives hav( been worked to a finish by a smooth joung m in soliciting orders for soap for .1 Kansas City house. He offereil to send a larger quantity for 25 cents than could bo f-rrished here Tor the same amount. Arter taking a number of orders and collecting somu money he departed to seek other fields In which to operate. Bradford Lott, a miner emplojed at tho Riverside mine, was seriously burned by a, gas explosion jesterdiy morning. Maud Moore, was fined 110 In the police court j esterday morning for ti'lng a frying pan on a policeman who undertook to ar rest her. The Mother Bickerdvke quilt, raffled bv the Woman's Relief Corps for the benefit of the Ellsworth home, has been won by T. M. Gray, an old veteran. Lcav enworth camp. No. o.,., ' Modern Woodmen, met Inst night and Initiated 1 number of candidates. Officers were elected for the ensuing jear. WHY SP0FF0RDWAS SHORT. II and red of Unpaid Money Order, Sonic Twent)-tno Years Old, Discovered. Washington. Dec. 9. An Investigation now being made between tho ofilcUls of the Congressional library and the ofilcitls of the postoffice department promises to throw a great deal of light upon the re cently widely discussed shortage of for mer Librarian Ainsworth R. Spofford. It will be remembered that an lnvestigition by the treasury department about .1 jear ago showed Librarian Spofford to be about JJO.000 short In his accounts. Few people who knew- him looked upon this at tho time as an thing more than an evidence of clerical negligence In his dep irtment. Now it appears that a large; ptrt. if not all, or this deficiency, which Mr. Spofford promptlj made good out of his own pocket, will bo accounted for by a great batch of old money orders, which the absent-minded librarian forgot to cash. While" Mr. Spofford was in office. Sir. Metcalf, chief of the money order division or the post office department, w'ould notify the librar ian that there were orders on hand which he should cash. Sometimes ho would get a few in response to these notifications and sometimes not. Since Mr. J. Russell Young has been placed in charge of the library, however, he and First Assistant Postmas ter General Heath have made 11 sjs tematic search of the old library records and, tucked away In one place or another, they have unearthed hundreds of old or ders, which the former librarian had put aside and apparently forgotten, and mere are coming to light every day. Just what the total will amount to has not jet been established, but it probablv will come near wiping out the discrepancies in Mr. Spof ford's accounts. Some of the orders date back twenty -two years, nnd onq of tho largest was for $38. Many of these orders have expired by limitation, but they will all be paid by cash or warrant on the treasury, and the money will be turned over to Mr. Spofford up to the amount that he has paid out In rectifying his own accounts. RAISING A QUIBBLE. Fractions Aldermen Rnlnr tue Point That Weatport la ot Yet Le gally Annexed. There appears to be a difference of opin ion among the aldermen touching the pres ent status of the citj's new territory. Some advance the opinion that tho cltj has no right at this time to provide patrolmen, firemen, or, in fact, to take anj steps in the way of exercising Jurisdiction in the an nexed territory, because the certified copy or tho election result and of the amend ments have not as jet been forwarded to the secretary of state. Cltj Counselor Mlddlebrook hold", however, that the ter ritory was legally and properlj annexed tho daj- of election. The subsequent proceed ings, he snjs, are matters of form for the preservation in 'an ofllcinl way of the elec tion results. City Clerk Curry will to-day begin the preparation of the certificate to be forwarded by the major to the secre tary of state. i Comptroller Lund did not remove the Westport property to the city hall jester day and it is not known Just when he will. Cltv License Insnector Earhnrt ml hiu deputies jesterday began a canvass of the new- territorj- to get all names of merchants and others amenable to license taxes on tho records. Many of the merchants nre dis posed to protest afgalnst being placed upon an equality with the dealers in the old limits in this respect. The Westport saloon keepers are rejoicing at tho result, how ever, for their licences have cost $300. Thej will now be reduced one-half. The liquor dealers in the remaining sections are not so well pleased, for they have not up to this time been required to paj- a cltj- tax. Plumbing Inspector Sieben sajs tnat. he has not jet Jilted Westport to look over the plumbing and sewage sjstem. He has never receij-ed a report from any source that the plumbing in anj- of the public or private buildings there Is unanltnrj, but states that the prespit cltj plumbing or dinance will have to be amended to accord with the sewase of Westport as the sewer pipes are much smaller than thoe of Kan sas Cltj-. Consequentlv restrictions will have to be placed on tho character of tho water turned Into the sewers there. Thu Wetport council had been considering an ordinance of such nature before the an nexation. The auditing department of the cltv Is rapidly getting its portion of the Westport wo'k in shape. Chief Clerk Casey jtster dnv secured the delinquent tax rolls for 1S93 and turned them oer to Treasurer Green. They show about $1 200 personal and real taxes to be due from that source. PERSONAL. E. W. Furbuh, Boston, Is at the Coitcs. W. J. Spencer, St. Paul, Is at the Contes. E. B. Osborne, St. Louis, Is at the Contes. L. H. Smith. New York, is at the Ccatcs. J. R. Whitremore. Milwaukee, is at tho Ccates. W. V. Golbrath, Dallas, Tex.', is at tho Coates. , Charles J. Hughes, Denver, Col , is at the Ccates. W. G. Humphrey, Cincinnati, Is at the Coates. W. Thatcher Smith, Chicago, Is at the Coates. A. W. Wjlle, Minneapolis, Is at the Ccates. J. D. Scinlej- and wife, San Francisco, are at the Coates. Colonel Walter Molse and L. J. Piattl. J. M. Campbell. Council Bluffs, la., is at the Sajoj-. F. G. Davis, St. Joseph, is at the Sa-voj-. H. C. Leah, St. Louis, is at the Savoj-. A. O. Burch, Racine, Wis., is at tho Sa voy. ) II. B. Gordon, St. Louis, is at the Sa Koj , Frank Kancher, St. Joseph, is at the Sa oj-. of Omaha, Neb , were in the city j cstcr-daj-. C. W. Kemp, proprietor or the Independ ent, CoffejUlle, Kas.. is in the city. IAS IT A MURDER? MYSTERIOUS DEVTII OF A LITTLE GinL OF 4 YEARS. CORONER IS INVESTIGATING. IIATTIE COLLOH DIES UNDER Sl'S , PICIOVS CIRCU3ISTANCES. Child's Mother Forced Ont of the Room by Mrs. Cimirnj, Who Calls the Mother In the Xlnht to bee the Little One Die. Hattio Collom, a beautiful little girl 4 j ears old, died jesterdaj- morning at 4 o'clock at 507 East Sixth street. The child had been 111 four weeks with malarial fever. Dr. Ej L. Hutton attended the case nnd the child Improved rapidly. A week ago to-daj- he saw the child needed no further medical attention and discontinued his 'vis Its. Wednesday evening the child ate a hearty supper and laughed and plajed as if almost well. Yesterdaj- morning the child died suddenly and under such circumstances as to arouse grave suspicions that it had died an unnatural death. The coroner held a post mortem examination over the re mains jesterdaj- afternoon. No cause of death was apparent. It did not die of ma larial fever, according to Dr. Hutton, who was present at the autopsj-. Deputj- Coro ner Wheeler took tho stomach to his office and will have it carefullj- examined this morning. ' The child appeared to be in a healthy condition 1 at the time of death," said Dr. Wheeler last night. The circumstances surrounding the caso are peculiar. The mother of the child is living on the second floor in the Hats whero the child died. She has been separated from her husband, J. S. Collom, who lives at S21 East Thirteenth street. He is a chemist bj- trade, but has been employed as an agent bj- the American Wringer Com-panj- for several weeks. Ho was notified of tho child b death yes terday morning and had Its remains re moved to Stewart's undertaking rooms. His suspicions had been aroused that the child died an unnatural death from tho conversation he overheard when he went to get the bodj. Dr., Hutton refused to sign tho death certificate and immediately the father notified the coroner to make a thor ough examination A reporter for The Journal went to the house where the child died, last night, and in replj- to a knock a short, red fnced man opened the door. When asked ir Mrs. Col lom lived there he turned to a tall, slen der, dark ejed woman who was sitting on tho edge or the bed and motioned her to come to the door. Without hesitation' she answered the questions put to her about the child's death. She said that It had been taken. HI four weeks ugo while sho was Jisitlng in Galesburg, 111. It had bronchitis and sho applied a cloth saturat ed with coal oil to itb throat us a family remedy. This blistered the skin and in flammation set in. She returned to Kan sas City three weeks ago and the cnlld took sick with malarial fever. It did not become seriously 111 and was rapidly re cov erlng. "Hattio was almost entirely well last night." said Mrs. Collom. "She ate a hearty supper and laughed and played with me when I put her to bed. About 2 o'clock this morning a Mrs. John. Davis came here and told me that she Intended to sleep in my room." "Who Is Mrs. Dais?" "Well, her right namoIs Conway. Her husband has a room he rents from me. I bought all my. furniture from him, and sho claims it. They hae been separated some time, and sho has threatened my life sev eral times." "Why?'-' Ss. s- "Well, she thinks I am'helplng her hus band keep her furniture, T (ruess. He has hud to lock ber out.ofthe'houso to keep her away. She lives at Tenth and Grand av enue. Sho said j esterday, that she was going to kill mo." "why did you permit her to sleep with the child?" 1 1 "Sho got In before I could lock the door, and made me sleep In the front room. 1 did not think she would harm the little girl. I slept with Miss Nora Thompson In the front room. This morning about 1 o'clock, I woke up and Mrs, Conway called to me to come Into my room, 'prettj- quick, if jou want to see your child died,' are the words she used. I ran into Jthe room, nnd IU eves w ere already set." "Were there anj- poisons In the room'" "Yes; there was a package of morphine. I gave that to the coroner, nnd afterwards I remembered a bottle of poison, a disin fectant, that wns on the table, and I sent that to hlrn also." "Are j-ou going to make any charges against Mrs. Conwnj-?" "I don't know that I will." The reporter went to the floor below and knocked at the door. A klndlj- faced wom an opened the door carefullv. When asked what she knew aboitt the famllv upstairs she Inv Ited the reporter Into the room. Her husband sat on the opposite side or the table pasting paper roses together. "We do not know- an thing about the famllj- excepting that there Is something terriblj- wrong up there. There is some thing awful going to happen up there be fore long," said Mr. Wheelan, the husoand. "We hnve been living out on the East side, on Park avenue, and were never used to anj thing likp this There nre some of thp most awful lights up there at times. We have been trjlng to get another place to move to, but It's hard to find a house. Yeterdaj- the police arrested the whole outfit. All of them excepting Conwnj- gave bond nnd were back again last night. He came back to-daj-." j ne nan uoor was heard to open and a stealthy step was heard going up the stolrs. A moment later there was a pierc- jnfa- sum-it irora me neau 01 tne stairs an 1 a sound of angry jolces. Finally there was a sound as of the falling or .1 heavy bedj against tho door nnd then a groan. Tw o ot the children In a back room began crjing with rear, and one or them, a littlo girl, ran to Mrs. Wheelan. Mrs. Whceian was crving and shaking with fear, nnd her husband Jumped from his chair trem bling with fright. "It's happened at last, I guess," he said with a quaking voice. "1 nm going after the police. His wife begged him not to le-ve for fear of her nnd the children be ing murdered. "It's this way nearly evcrv night." sho said to the reporter, trembling with fear. Mr. Wheelan asked the reporter to staj with his famllj- while ho went for the po lice. In a few minutes Detectives Duffj and Sparks appeared and made their vvav upstairs. They pounded on the door and arrested Connaj- and his wife, after learn ing that thej- wpre the ones fighting. Mrs. Convvaj- charged her husband with at tempting to throw her downstairs. On the way to the police station they quareled and swore at each other In splto of tho detectives. They -.vere both locked up at the station. The coroner will In vctlgate the case further this morning to see what caused tho little girl's sudden death. "Mr. Collom told me this arternoon that Mrs. Conwav. who slept with the babj- last night, attempted to persuade him to allow her to burv th mild ImmediatPlv." said Edwin Shlpherd Undertaker Stewart's as sistant, last night. Tlicne nohliera In Safe Keepings. Richard Tjler and Charles Smith, ne groes, who were arrested in an allej- near rourth and Main streets Tucsdaj- night, with revolvers andj black masks, were fined 55u each in police court jesterday for car rjlng concealed weapons. Thej- went to tho workhouse In default of pajment. Tried to Rob a Woman. Mrs. Harrj- Jordan, of 1101 Wjandotto street, notified the police j-esterday that a rough-looking man had attempted to snatch her pockctbook as she was entering rcr gate Wednesdaj- evening at 6 o'clock. She fled Into tho house and the man did not follow her. 1 Hold DnyllKht Theft. A package containing eleven suits of clothes was stolen from a Wells-Fargo Ex press Companj-'s wagon in front of Brown ing. King A. Co'b store at Elejcnth and Main streets j-esterdaj- at 2 o'clock. The streets were crowded with people at the time. l'nnl 'Nennaner's llonse nobbed. Paul Neubauer, of 1G33 Summit street, re ported to the police last night that his house was entered bj- thieves Wednesday night and robbed. Tho booty secured was small. TOILET and BATH requirements are , perfectly met in Wool Soap. 1 here may be more expensive Isoaps, but none I better. It ts ab- soluiclypure. For the bath it is pleasant, sooth ing and delight ful. There's only one soap tha't won't shrink woolens. You IWi3hMtnemust choose be- My Mama Used Had luccii uu 5uup and W00LS0AP , MISSOURI OFFICESEEKERS. Another Illfr Hatch of Applications for Federal Positions 1 1 lis Ilcen Filed. Washington, Dec. 9 (Special ) The fol lowing applications for places from Mis souri have been heard from: A. Miller, Kansas Cltj-, United States Jury commis sioner Western district of Missouri; Horace R. Williams. Springfleld, receiver land of llce at that point; S. X. Wcldenmejer. Clin ton, Indian tradershlp. Xavajo Indians, New Mexico; Robert Ilildcbnnd, Kansas Cltj-, clerk in twelfth census, L. Beasley, St. Louis, register land office, Springfield, Mo.; AV. K. Iloyer, Lee'b Summit, store keeper distillery at Lone Jack, Mo.; Ed Robinson. Kahoka, postmaster at that point: Albert Heidegger, Kansas Cltj-, su perintendent letter carriers In that cll ; W. A. Daggett, Marjille, Indian inspec tor. Dr. A. C. Fettljohn. of Rrookfi-ld, Mo . late Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Missouri, is at the Resent, und is here pushing his c indidacy for ap pointment as minister to Slam. Fourth Class Postmasters. Washington, Dec. 9. (Special ) Fourth class postmasters wero appointed to-day as follows: Missouri Alma, Ernst W. Erdman; Brighton, Asa J. Fender: Roseland, David Moore; Thrush. William F. Rlchey. Kansas Antloch. Mary F. Beets; Buel, "William Knox: Crawford, MeKin C. Rich ardson; Mission, Elton L. Miller; South Mound. R. C. Crlndon. Oklahoma Chandler, Richard E. Jennes: Klldare, G. C. WUley. WANT M0REJNSPECT0RS. Sanitary Committee of Master and Journeymen numbers' Associa tions Fill or Ordinnnee. Tho snnltarj- committees of the Master and the Journejmen- numbers' Associa tions held a joint meeting at 1213 Walnut street last night, and indorsed the pending ordinance providing ror an increase of the citj- plumbing Inspection force. The mas ter plumbers were represented by George P. Klrtlej-, Eph Doherty, John Sharp and Ed Farley. The Journej-men plumbers were lepresented bj- William L. Springsteen, W. P. Redmond and C. E. Edwards. Tho discussion developed the fact that the cltj- had but one Inspector to pass upon all work and that it was now- the general custom of all plumbers to figure in at least an extra daj- on all estimates to coer the cost of delay in inspection. It was esti mated that the plumbing work for 1S96, un der the pending ordinance, would have pro duced a re enue of rrom $4,300 to $3 000, a sum moro than sufficient with which to meet tho proposed expense and keep In office three inspectors and a clerk. HALL FOR C0L0REDF0LKS. Propose to Have a Butldlntc Exclus ively Their Orrn, Where Meet ' Iiirs May Dc Held. An organization of colored people has been perfected for the purpose or building a large hall at 1422 East Eighteenth street, where all public gatherings or colored peo ple maj- be held. Tho plan was evolved by George Fouche, a joung colored man, who has been connected with arious newspa per -ventures. W. If. Hubble and others. Mr. Hubble lhed in Kansas City lor manj jears and still calls it his home. He Is emplovcd as interpreter at the Grand Certral depot in the Citj- or Mexico, and Is emplojed ns guide bj- parties or sight seers who ist that cltj. He has been In the city on a lslt ror a. week and helped perfect tho organization. He returned to Mexico last evening, and will stay there arother j'ear. TO AID JO JOHNSON. Number of Kansas City Colored Men Will Aid Him to FlRht ' Requisition. A meeting of negroes was held yester day afternoon In a hall on East Tenth street and an organization perfected to af ford as6lstarco to Joseph Johnson, who Is' under arrest in Montana for the abduction of Kate Neal. of ( Sweet Sorlngs. The ne groes are of the opinion that ho is not gull-tj- or that change and that Governor Steph ens did wrong In granting the requisition papers to bring him back. Thej- will tele, graph tho coernor of Montana and ask him to refuse the requisition and will send monev to Johnson to aid him in making a light to prevent being brought back. Thej raised a considerable sum jesterdaj- for that purpose. MAIL-CARRYING CONTRACTS. Kentucky, Tennessee nnd Texas Par ties the Successful Didders in Several Kansas Towns. Washington, Dec. 9 (Special.) Contracts have been awarded for carrjlng the mails in covered screen wagons, mail messengers, transfer nnd mall station stervlco for tho term July 1, 1S93. to June 30. 1902, as fol lows: Emporia, Kas, Daid A. Stafford, S.-0O; Tort Scott, J. A. Craft. London, Kv., tSi2: Lawrence, J. A. Craft, $69.: Leaion wortb. J- C- Johnston. London. Kj., Jl.0G4.ii0; Paola, N. B. Hanes. Cleveland. Tenn., $430, Topeka, C. U. Huchins, Washington. D. C. $1,128: Wellington. E. A. Chilton. Kentuckv. $374; Kansas City, Kas., for one year, Chilton, $1,822. OASTOniA. ftihe- UBlll lifutan . u COLDER WEATHER TO'DAY. Mny IIn-e Showers Yesterdaj s Maxi mum Wns OS Decrees nnd Mln Imnm Was 44 Desrrecs. Most people will hardly believo that jes terday was much warmer than Wednesdaj-, but such was tho fact. The maximum was 6S degrees, J2 degrees higher than Wednesday, and the? minimum was 44 de grees, 10 degrees higher than the day be fore. For'to-daj- colder weather and probable showers are predicted. , The following were the hourlj- tempera tures j-esteruaj . g a. m M 9 a. m ? 10 a. m is 11 a. m W 2 P. m 67 3 P. m c 4 p. m 6S 5 n. m IS 12 m Bi 6 p. m 60 1 p. m C3 7 p. m.. ..51 y Do false Claims rCm defer BENSON'S POROUS PLASTER a positive cure for Muscular Rhcu- iimatism, uackaclie, bciatica, 1'lcu- n risy, Kidney affections and all aches J and pains. Manufacturers standing a guarantee of merit. Insist upon a fl BENSON. Only the genuine effec s tive. Price 25c. Refuse substitutes. c, MPSi 3 F 1)uk MEU Jf fM7A L rH ANOTHER CUT TO COLORADO. HATES MADE LOWER THROUGH T1IAX TO KVNSAS CITY. IlurlliiKton Reduces Clans Rates to u Oasis of 4 Cents From CUlcnso and 14 Cents From Missis sippi to Colorado. It was reported jesterday that tho Bur lington had made another cut In class rates from Chicago and tho Mississippi river to Colorado common points, announc ing a first class rate of 01 icnts rrom Chi cago nnd 41 cents from the Mississippi river. This Is 1G cents lower than the rates from Chicago and the Mississippi to Kansas Citj-, but It Is understood that the rate will not applj- to Intermediate points. K.insaj Citj- is in a doubtful position to Insist 0.1 such application, because the low- rates. If so applied, would necessorilj- give much ot Kansas the same rates as this. citj-. At the offices of the Burlington It was slated jesterdaj- that no official notice of the reduction to a 01 cent basis from Chi- Sago to Colorado had been received, but it vas said the cut might have been mado vlthout notltic itlon to the Kansas Citj- of fice, as the Missouri river-Colorado rates are not affected. The report was credited bj- representa tives of other hues, and the Rock Island gave notice that it would not met the last named rates of the Burlington from Chi cago and tho Mississippi to Colorado. The Burlington started the Colorado rate fight, and Is said to be determined to carrj It to the bitterest end. promptlj- meeting anv reductions made bj- the steamship and rail lines. The first class rate to Colorado was $2u"i from Chicago. $1.S3 from St. Louis nnd $123 from Kans is City when the war started. Most ot tho Trans-Missouri lines nre opposed to making further riductions. and it is probable several of them will re fuse to met the Burlington's pew rates, preferring to allow It to handle the busi ness, which can jield no profits under the present tariffs. KANSAS "PACIFIC SALE. Attorney General McKcnnn Will Ask the Court to Grant Another Continuance. Washington, Dec. 9. With the exception of tho offer of $2.r.00.000 received some time ago from tha Union Pacific reorganization committee for the government's interest In the Kansas Pacific, which was prompt ly declined, tho covernment has received no Intimation as to the purposes of the committee with respect to the sale set for December 1C. The government is now in a position to bid at the sale, and but for the resolution adopted bj- the senate to day asking the president to applj- to tho court for a postponement, there is no doubt that it would hmo dono so. should the committee hae failed to make an "accept able offer. The senate resolution, how ever, changes tho situation. Attorney Gen eral McKenna will soon begin the prepara tion of the nccessarj- papers in the case and will at once ask the court to set a daj- for hearing argument'In support of a motion for postponement. The attorney has no doubt that the motion will be grant ed upon the showing he will be able to make. FIGHT IN MILEAGE BUREAU. The Vanderliilt Lines Fall to Force ThroiiKh a Ilcsnlntlon Chang ing llandllnc System. Chicago, Dec. 9. At the meeting of the mileage ticket bureau of the Central pas senger committee, which was held to-day, a fight de eloped ojcr the handling of the interchangeable mileage tickets. The Iake Bbore and the Michigan Central cham pioned a resolution to alter the method In which the tickets are sold at present. Tho plan now In effect is for the traveler to present his ticket to the ticket agent, an nouncing how far he desires to travel, the ticket agent tears from the mileage book tha requisite number of miles and issues In tVi trniplor n ttrVpt which Is COOd On tho train. Tho Michigan Central and the Lake Shore desired that tho interchange able ticket be mnde good for transporta tion when presented on trains, and a num ber of the other lines objected to this. There was the warmest kind of a fight nnd It lasted for tho greater part or the daj-. but the resolution was lost when the matter came to a final vote, twentj of the roads joting against It, and eight ror it. CANCEL THROUGH TARIFFS. ChtcBBO-St. Panl Lines Make Propor tional nates to Meet Cana dian Competition. Chicago. Ill , Dec. 9. Representatives of tho freight departments of the Chicago-St. Paul lines to-daj- decided to cancel all tl-rough tariffs with Eastern roads, and to lsuo in lieu thereof such proportional tar iffs as will gie them one-third of the rul irc gross rates to the Atlantic seaboard. As a beginning It was determined to issue a proportional tariff of 10.S cents on flour shipped nt St. Paul or Minneapolis and des tined to the Atlantic seaboard. This chargo of 10 S cents from the Twin Cities to Chi cago, added to rates which Kastem lines are now secretly making, will make a through rate lower than the 2T cent charge now being made by the Canadian Pacific. Special Mexican Excursion. Both the Pittsburg & Gulf and the Alton h:ie Issued circulars showing the route or the excursion through Mexico on a spe cial train to leae Chicago January 2j. The new Pullman ear. Japan, equipped with hot and cold water bath and all modern conjcnlence, will be reserved especiallj- Tor Kansas Cltj- passengers. The tour will consume thlrtj dajs. In the parlor of tho observation car there will be an aeolian, and In the dining car, a music box. The route will be oer the Alton to St. Louis, the Iron Mountain to Texarkana. the Texas . Pacific to Longvlcw, tho International & Great Northern to San Antonio and the Southern Pacific to Uagle Pass. The route through Mexico will be over tle different lines and will Include all the principal points of interest. Returning, the train will run ojer the Pittsburg & Gulf to Kan sas Cltj-. and from here to Chicago oer tr-o Alton. l'ttlsbnre to Pnclfle "Without Change. Chicago, Dec. 9. During the past three dajs the Baltimore & Ohio, the Baltimoru & Ohio Southwestern, the Illinois Central and the Southern Pnclfle passenger officials liavo been In consultation in Chicago, and to-daj- it was announced that a through tourist sleeping car lino would bo started on December 15 from Pittsburg to San Trancisco without change. ia Cincinnati, louisjille and New Orleans. The service is to be weekly, and oftener ir necessary, the car lealng on Wednesday nights rrom Pittsburg and on Thursdav nights from San Francisco. Another important deal for another line Is almost closed. Northern Pnclfle Dividend. New- York. Dec. 9. The directors of the Northern Pacific railroad will meet in this cltj- to-morrow. It is expected th it a dividend of 1 per cent will be declared on the preferred stock. Should this be dono It will be the first dividend to be declared since April, ISM. The preferred stock of the ro id was quoted at 3S& on 'change esterdaj-. This Is the highest price of the j car. It is declared that the statement of earnings to be laid before the director to-morrow w ill show- a surprising Increase for the llv e months ended November CO. IlnrllnRton Stops Itecelrlni; Grain. Tho Burlington has announced that It will tcmporaril-. until the situation is cleared at Kanas Cltj-. and a majoritj- or its cars reliejed. stop the loading or grain in Nebraska, but will resume when the conditions at Kansas City will warrant It. A number or Burlington cars are now In transit, some being held out or Kana-s Citj- by reason or tho congested condition in the company's yards here. Thronish Rates to Alaska. Chicago. Dec. 9 Transcontinental lines have decided to publish through rates to Alaska, and to disregard the claim or the Carodian Pacific to a $." differential. It is expected the Canadian Pacific will fight to preserve the differential It has always clulmcd, nnd a general demoralization in Alaska rates may follow. Favors Federation of Hallrnad Orders Peoria. 111., Dec 9 Tho vote of tho Brotherhoods or Locomotive Firemen and Railroad Trainmen, on the question or fed eration of railroad orders. Is c,om!ng in nnd it Is practicallj- unanimous In favor of It. Other orders except the engineers have al-rcadj- decided for It. Norwood Wants a Depot. Topelin, Kas.. Dec. 9. (Special.) One or the trustees or Franklin countj- to-lay filed a petition with the state board o! railroad commissioners asking It to compel the San Have Courage Even when the bleak air is full 01 rumors that the grip is around looking for victims. No doubt the rumors are true; but the disease won't find you if,-at the first sign of a shiver, you have recourse to Duffy's Pure Malt Whiskey. By stirring the torpid blood it keeps up the supply of that animal heat, which alone is a defense against the ills of cold and damp. Pure as Alpine snow, full of healing; power, the most useful thing in the housekeeper's medicine chest. It gives a perfect circulation and that, as Dr. Magendie says, "is the secret of perfect health." Druggists and Grocers have. ta Fe railroad to build a depot and estab lish an agent at Norwood. Itallroad Jatri. J. F. Tucker, trainmaster of the Mil waukee, was In the city on company busl ress jesterday. H. C. Orr, general passenger agent of tho Pittsburg Sz Gulf, returned yesterday from a Chicago trip. Frank J. Hutter. formerly chief car cleric In the Chicago Great Western offices here, died yesterday at New Albla. la. The remains of John G. James passed through Kansas City last evening In charge of James J. Ford. Denver representative of the Lake Shore. Mrs. James and her sen, Lawrence, left on tho same train for Cleveland. W. B. Dunieyy has been appointed chief clerk in the office of F. Mertshelmer. su perintendent of the Pittsburg 4: Gulf. Northern Connecting line and Omaha. Kansas Cltj- & Eastern, and will assumo the duties of his new position December IS. AV. F. Griffltts, chief clerk In the general passenger office of the Pittsburg & Gulf, returned yesterday from Houston, Tex., where he checked the north bound rata sheet from Southern Pacific points with, passenger representatives of the Southern Pacific. NEWSPAPER SOLD FOR A DEBT. Republican-Courier, at Jefferson City, lias Aot ProTen to Be Profit able Property. Jefferson Citj'. Dec 9. (Special.) Tho Republican Courier, the afternoon Repub lican daily paper here, was sold to-day to 12. S. Link, the present business manager, for a debt of Jl.lSO. The Republican Cour ier was owned by a stock company of lead ing Republicans here, who organized to maintain a Republican dally at the stats capital. As the paper received none of the official state patronage, that being-, controlled by the Democrats, the cost of running the paper soon ate up the receipts, and tho 13,000 of capital stock and a debt of SLIM was created, for which the paper was sold to-day. The stockholders lost all they had In it and scld the plant and paper for the In debtedness. The paper will continue as a Republican afternoon dailj- under the new management, so the Republicans will still have an organ at the state capital. THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING. Dr. and Mrs. Horn, of Atchison, Come of Families of Long- Livers. Atchison, Kas., Dec. 9. (Special.) Dr. and Mrs. H. B. Horn held their golden wedding celebration at thlr residence in Atchison to-day. Invitations were issued to SCO people, and Mrs. John K. Fischer, who celebrated her golden wedding- over 'a j'ear ago, together with several of tho early Kansas friends of the couple, assisted In entertaining. Dr. and Mrs. Horn were married at Bloomfield. la., when they were, respectively, 20 and 17 years old. and moved to Atchison thirty-three years ago. Dr. Horn's grandmother lived to be 110. and an aunt of Mrs. Horn died at 114. The married life of Mrs. Horn's father and mother covered a period ot slxtj'-three j-ears. Mrs. Horn is a sister of J. B. Weaer, who ran for president on tha Greenback and later on the Populist ticket. THROWN FROM A TRAIN. Tramp From Indiana May Die From Injuries Received at the Hands of Braltemen. Topeka, Kas., Dec. 9. (Special.) Edward Crowder, one of the "unemployed.' whose homo Is at Terre Haute, Ind., Is lying- at the Salvation Army hospital hero In a dy ing condition on account of Injuries re ceived bj- being thrown from a "Onion Pa cific freight train near Rossrille last Tues day night by two brakemen. He was steal ing a ride from Kansas City to Topeka. While the train was moving- rapidly, the brakemen demanded that he get off. He rerused. whereupon they threw him off. Ho was found the next day by a fanner and brought to this city. He has been in an unconscious condition until to-day. Ha sufficiently recovered his senses to-day to tell his name and give the details ot tha acts ot cruelty of the trainmen. , ELECTED TW0J.IEUTENANTS. Company O, Third Reslment, Honors H. J. Brown and John G. Kelly. Ccmpany G. Third regiment, elected two lieutenants last night. Second Lieutenant It. J. Brown was elected first lieutenant, and First Sergeant John O. Kelly was elected second lieutenant. Both elections were made unanimously on the first ballot. Companj- G has not had a full comple ment of officers in several years, yet tha companj- has made a good showing; on all occasions. . ..., First Lieutenant Brown Is connected with, a manufacturing company. Tho newly elected second lieutenant Is a brother ot Captain S. C. Kelly, of the company. Ho has been connected with tho business d partment of The Journal for the past six jears. TRIED TO KILLTHE SULTAN. Tito Soldiers in the Imperial Service Attempt the Life of Abdul Ilnmld. London, Dec. 9. The Athens correspond ent of the Dally Chronicle says that on Monday last two soldiers In the Imperial service at tho Ylldiz kiosk, the palace of the sultan, mnde an attempt on his life. This was frustrated bj- the attendants of the sultan. The sultnn had the men tor tured, in the hope of extracting the namea or the instigators, but both succumbed without reenllng anything. Revision Committee. The special committee having In chargo the work of revising the city ordinances has been called to meet to-night, when it is expected that the main portion ot tha work will be completed and the document be readj- for submission to tho city coun cil at its convenience. p Are unlike all other pills. No purging or pain. Act specially on the liver and bile. Carter's Little Liver Pills. One sill a dose. Assaulted and Robbed. Charles Sharron. an emploj-e of- tho Rex mills, got drunk last night In tha West bottoms and then accepted an Invi tation from two men to take a walk. When thej- reached St. Louis avenue and Wjo mlng street, the men assaulted Sharron and robbed him of 41.50. THERE IS A CLASS OF PEOPLE Who are injured by the use of coffee. Re cently there has been placed in all the gro cery stores .1 new preparation culled , GKAIN-O, made of pure grains, that takes the place of coffee. The most delicate stomch receives It without distress, and but few can tell it from coffee. It does not cost over 'I as much. Children may drink it with great benefit. IS cts. and 23 eta. par package. Try it. Ask for CltAlN-O. m