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Kansas City journal. [volume] (Kansas City, Mo.) 1897-1928, December 09, 1898, Image 1

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Their Object I to Form a Cult Which
Will Eclipse the Guilds or the
'World Home Product Will
Meet All Comer in De
fense of III Title.
They have organized. They call them
selves "The Bouquet." Each represents a
flower a choice flower with delicate petals
and of fragrant perfume. J. John Roddy,
Kansas City's czar of the dudes, who glori
ously earned his title Wednesday night at
the Coates House chappy levee. Is the
leader, and under his deft direction they
expect to establish a cult here that will
ct mm
"Who Was Crowned King of the Dudes Last
Night. J. Harry Woolf Officiating.
rial the famous guilds of San Francisco.
New York and London. Their tender little
hearts are(stlll fluttering from the -emotion
Incited by (the success of the Kansas City
made fashion plate.
Last evening, after a perfumed bath, a
long draw at a lemonade and a few fugi
tive puffs at a lady cigarette. J. John Rcd
dy made his appearance at the Coates
Hotise and was Immediately hustled into
the clubroom.
"He! He! Roddy, we've got such a
scheme!" cried one, as he fondled the
czar's ringlets. "We are he! he! going to
call ourselves 'The Bouquet' and he! re!
jou're he! oh m! he! he! to lie The
he! he! Orchid Now, Isn't that nice?"
"Delightfully clever, my dear boj." re
plied J. John, and so "The Bouquet" was
"Now. bos." drawled J. Selby Hanniford.
"we must be original, ou know, or we'll
lose caste. We want to be exclusive, too,
jou know. We won't have T. Willie Boy
or The Red Vest or Waldy, the Has Been,
in our crowd, for dears, don't jou know
it's horrid when jou have to associate with
.fellows the people have lost confidence in."
"But 'Waldy.' dear, must come in. and
poor Elslnore Jones (he's promised to bury
1 is red vest) also, or I won't play," lisped
J. Jca&e Jewell. "There! now!"
"Yes." said the czar. "I anticipated this
organization and I je I prevailed upon
them to remain In Kansas City for an
other day. And as for T. Willie Boj he'll
le ueful. Wc may pljy golf home day
and then he'll be a good caddie boy."
The Bouu.net Ik Arranged.
"It is assumed by me." continued the
czar, "that I am the Orchid of 'The Bou
quet." One flower does not make a bou
quet, although one dude can make a tailor.
I must have fragrant companions. You,
J. Selby Hanniford, jou'll be my Fuchsia;
jou're so gaudy. J. Jesse, dear. I name
thee Arbutus. J. Bobby Richardson, jou'll
be Daisj-. Modest j. jou know, is jour
clilefet charm. J. Bobble Lee, we'll call
jou Violet, becrute jou're retiring, and,
let me think "
"Oh, Orchid's thinking!" cried the Fuch
sia, rapturouslj.
"Ves. thinking!" replied the czar. "J.
Ton Lumpkin! What shall he be?"
"Marigold, of course," said a wee mite.
"We all know his game!"
"Marigold then let It be!" quoth the czar.
"J. Freddie Goss. Jasmine will be jour
appellation; jour, J. Artie Nelson. Gen
tian, jours, J. Bcbbie Hickman, Forget-Me-Not;
we'll call jou, J. Charlie Fred
erlckson. Mignonette: and jou, dear J.
Wallle Ford, will answer to Narcissus."
The czar enjojed another puff at his
ladj cigarette before proceeding. The .'
fori was telling on him A tinj- bead of
moisture triiklcd down his forehead until
It fourd a snug nest In his ringlet.
"J. Artie Stafger, jou're new, too new"
said he. "but I'll place jou. I call vou
Jonquil. J. Gusie Brent. I know vour
weakness, so Tulip jou will be. J. Harrj
Merrill. Anemone will suit jou."
"But." exclaimed J. Harrj, "I don't
like it!"
"I raid "Anemone. " replied the czar "J
Eddie Stutte, I have decided to call jou
Geranium "
"And I?" Inquired J. Harrie AVoolf
"You know I am with jou now."
"Yes." said Marigold, sotto voce, "of
course he is! The mean thing."
The czar gave J. Harrie a knowing wink
which was returned.
"Of course jou are. my night-blooming
Cereus." said the czar.
"Night-blooming idiot!" muttered Mari
gold Then the Orchid cast his beautiful eves
on J. Waldere Kirk and J Elsirore Jones,
who sat dejectedlv- on a tete-a-tete.
Knnsn Cltj Again! nl(. World.
"My friends," he said, addressing them,
"I'm not a bit proud. You are defeated
dudes. I might saj- that jou don't know
how to dress, but I will not harrow jour
feelings. Let jour own consciences be
jour accusers. I have been awarded the
palm. It is now Kansas Cltj-, U. S. A.,
against the world. I jes, 1 will be pre-
fared to meet all comers. llj- tailor ajs
will, and I may saj conlldentlallj- to this
fragrant gathering of buds for we all have
our secrets that he's got to I saj- -got
to" adVlM dly stand b- me. As I saj-. 1 m
not proud. After jour abject surrender I
know jou are not. I want jou In my
bouquet. J. Waldere, dear, what'll jou
"I I. oh. I would like so much to be
Fans." simpered Waldv.
"And jou, J. Elslnore'"
"Call me Ivj-. please!" replied the de
funct. "I am of such a clinging nature."
"Then Pansj- and Ivj- jou will be," said
the Orchid. "The Bouquet Is complete; let
joy and mirth lie unrestrained!"
And thej were. The Bouquet appeared
at the Grand later. In a bodv. The r
appearance stopped "The Sad Sea Waves"
and sent Comedian Bulger into a c ualep
tlc trance. The audience gave the Orchid
and his bud-, an ovation. The Orpheum
was also visited. Little Arthur Dunn was
so overwhelmed that he acluallv sarg as
though be knew how. and his partner,
Clara Belle Jerome, forgot she was an
actress and looked natural.
The fectlvltle- were rounded out with
sur.drj" lemonades and frequent nlblil s at
chewing gum until midnight, and then the
chappies sat down to a banquet at Mrs.
McLain's. There was a feast of sma'l
talk and a flow of booze until press time.
Before adjournment the Orchid was
crowned czar of Petticoat lane and king
of the dudes, j. Harrie Woolf performed
the operation and tried to make .1 speech.
Words failed him, but he managed to
saj". "I am with vou, J. Roddj !"
"Yes." replied the' czar, "but we're In
Missouri, an" jou've got to show- rr.c!"
Steamer Iloumnnla Sailed From Sa
vannah Yesterday With First
North Carolina.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 8. The steamer
Roumar.ia sailed to-daj- from Savannah,
Ga , carrj Ing the entire First regime-it of
North Carolina, with its transportation
and part of the transportation of the Sec
ond Indiana, to serve as part of the gar
rison of Havana. The Second Illinois reg
iment is loading to-day at Savannah for
the samo destination.
The quartermaster's department is mak
ing most satisfactory progress in the
preparation of docks, railroads and camp
sites In the neighborhood of Havana for
the reception of the troops.
Acting upon Colonel Hocker's recommen
dation, work is now being prosecutedwith
the greatest roplditj- on what is declined
to be one of the largest mllitarj" dorks In
Cuba. This Is located at Trlscornla, to the
eastward and just across the bav from
Havana. The dock will be 400 feet long,
which, it Is calculated, will give five fath
oms of water alongside for the berthing
of ships. Two of the. largest transports
thus can lie at the dock slmultansouslj
and discharge their cargoes with rap'dit.
The outer end of the dock for a le-gth of
100 feet will be clear. Beginning at that
point and running shoreward In the cen
ter of the dock will be a large warehouse.
to which access can be had from a steam
er on either side.
There will be a double line of rallnaj- on
the dock also. This will turn southeast
ward to strike the united lines of railroads
at Guanabncoa. and will enable the stores
to be landed about tlve miles from Havana
at a point where thej can be readllj- placed
on the existing railroad sj-stem and car
ried to almost anj- part of the province
or the cltj. Attention has been paid, in the
selection of Trlscornla, to the feasibility of
establishing other camps to the eastward
of Havana and It will be easj- to find suita
ble grades for the construction of such
auxiliary railroad connections as may be
The quartermaster general has given
Instructions that no labor Is to be employ
ed in these government works save that of
the Cubans, wherever it is possible. The
expectation is tint the emplojment will be
afforded to a number of Cuban soldiers If
thej- care to disband and go to work. It is
estimated that the building ot the dock will
occupj- sixtj- dajs.
Annual Meeting of the Slate Aoria-
tion Is In I'roirrrss'at
COLI"MBIA. MO., Dec. S. (Special.)
About a hundred editors were present at
the annual winter meeting of the Ml-our!
Press Association in Columbia to-daj. Dr.
J. II. Jesse delivered the address of wel
come at the opening session and W. T.
Jenkins, of the Platte City Landmark, re
sponded. The papers that were read at the
afternoon session were. "The Political
Editorial In the C'our.trj- Newspaper." by
R. C. Home, of the Mnrahall Democru
News, and "Job Printing in the Country
Offlce," by L. O. Nelson, or the Bunceton
Eagle, frofessor I. Loeb. the temporarv
secretarj- of the Missouri Historical So"
clctj". made his report. The editors in
spected te State Horticultural Socletj's
fruit dlsplav this afternoon, and were
guests at dinner to-night of Dr. W T
Mcore, president of the Missouri Bible col
lege. At the cvonirg se" Ion. Colonel
Charles W. Knapp. of the St. Louis Re
public, delivered the annual address, fol
lowing which the editors were entertained
at a smoker bj the universitj- facultj.
E. A. Steven Cnught for $.00, Beside
the Iliprmf of Protracted
JEFFERSON CITY. Dec. S -(Special)
E. A. Stevens must paj- the line of J70
assessed against Carrie Neal bj- the Kansas
Citj- police court for vagrancj-. The su
preme court so decided to-day. Stevens
became suretj- for Neal on appeal to th"
criminal court, and the bond conditioned
that he would piy the judgment unlej-s a
better one were secured. On trill in the
criminal court the same verdict was re
turned, and the court entertd judgment
against Stevens as suretj. He applied to
the court of appeals for relief, but on two
appeals the judgment was affirmed. He
then Instituted a suit in equitj- In the cir
cuit court of Jackson count-, but upon
trial the bill was dismissed and he appealed
to the supreme court. That court to-diy
affirmed the Judgment of the circuit court.
Annual Mcotlnc of the MIonrl Hor
ticultural Soclrtj Cornea
to a Cloe.
COLUMBIA. MO.. Dec. S -(Special.) The
Missouri Horticultural Societj-, which Ins
been In session in Columbia for the p3st
three dajs, closed Its annual meeting to
night. The meeting has ben one of the
most successful In the hlstorj of the or
ganization. The fruit dlsplaj in connec
tion with the meeting was large ind un
usually fine, consisting of txhlolts from
all over Missouri aid from se-.enl other
states. One of the principal features of It
was the exhibition of the Missouri uni
versitj bottled fruit display from th" Omi
ha exposition, which w. s much admired.
The programmes al ounded In int'csting
and instructive papers on all facts of the
1-crtlcultural indutrj. The old officers
were re-elected for the ensuing jear.
City MI1U Iniieclor" Report Shows
That hut S Per Cent of Milk.
Wan Illepral.
The city milk inspector has made hl
monthlv- report for November to the board
of health, showing that he inspected 103
samples of milk and found that thirteen
of these samples did not contain the 3 per
cent of butter fat required bj- law. This
Is a marked lmproument over the reports
of a vear ago. when not less than 75 per
cent of the milk sold In Kansas Cltj was
of a sfcj i)ii1(. tint that, while beautiful
from an artistic ioint of view- was vry
little appreciated bj the people who used It.
Two Men Killed br Can.
CHICAGO. Dec. S. While attempting to
mike a coupling on n gas main at Fortv
flrst street and Vlncrnnes avenue to-dav,
four men were overcome hv escaping iri
William Armstrong and James Sharpies
died almost Instantlv. Thomas Hajes re
covered several hours later, nnd James
Casej- was onlj- sllghtlj- overcome.
Lincoln Count; Court IIone Bnrneil.
LINCOLN. KAS. Dec. S (Special.) The
Lincoln countj- eourt houe was burned
about midnight last night. It Is feared th it
the contents of the vaults are In bad con
dition The origin of the fire is unknown.
The loss Is J12.O0O to J15.0M. probably .half
covered bj- insurance. The building was
an old structure.
Spnnlnrd Are ExceedlnRly Bitter
Over the llesnlt Onr More Form
al Me-etins Will He Held,
Suturiln or Monday,
to Slsn Treat j.
PARIS, Dec. S The United States and
the Spanish peace commissioners con
cluded their work to-day and finallj- settled
the terms of the treat- of peace. They
wlll meet once more in formal session on
Saturdaj or Mondaj next, when the Span
ish commissioners, sorrowfully, ar 1 the
Americans, with feelings of relicr, will
write their signatures upon the document
which embodies the results of the war
and the preparation of which has con
sumed eleven weeks, a longer time than
the war Itself. In the meantime, the
treaty will be engrossed under the su
pervision of Mr. Moore and Senor Ojeda,
the secretaries of the respective commis
sions. Tho Spaniards are exceedingly bitter
over the result, though observing the forms
of friendliness and courtesy to tho end.
Senor Montero Rios, whose strong and
persistent struggle to save for his coun-trj-
everj- possible asset from the wreck of
her colonial empire has commanded the
respect and admiration of his opponents,
went from the council chamber to-day to
his bed in a state of complete colIipe as
the result of the long strain and his chag
rin over the small fruits ot Ids efforts.
Senor Ojeda has been prostrated since jes-terdaj-,
and was unable to attend the
joint session to-daj-.
The Spaniards charge equal blame upon
the European powers and the United
States for their downfall. One of the
Spanish commissioners jid this evening:
"The European nations have made a
great mistake in deserting Spain and leav
ing her to spoliation bj the brute force
of a conscienceless giant. The all know
that, in the Philippines, Ameiiei his
taken more than she can digest. She will
ultimately sell the Islands to England or
Germanj-, and when the- transfer s at
tempted it will -precipitate generil Euro
pean strife.
"We have refused to sell anj Island In
the Carolines. We never thought of eon
sldering an offer. Nor have we consented
to negotiate anv questions except those
directly involved in the protocol signed at
The members of the commissions say the
treaty will contain little outside the scope
of the 'Washlrgton protocol, and the mat
ters directlj- based thereon, like the provis
ions for the'evacuation of the ceded terri
tories, the transfer oi public property
thereln, and guarantees of the safety of
the property and rights of the Spanish citi
zens remaining there.
The details of the last class of questions
covered by the statement which the Ameri
cans handed to Senor Montero Rios at the
last meeting were considered to-day. but
all the commissioners refuse to div ulge the
details of the conference.
Several points upon which the- were un
able to agree were left open for diplomatic
The Spaniards refuse to admit that the
had failed to respect former treaties guar
anteeing religious freedom In the Caroline
islands, or that there was a necssit for
new guarantee0.
The conclusion of the work was, accord
ing to the commi-i-ioners, marked bj po
liteness and all outward evidences of good
feeling and relief at the fact that the task
was accomplished.
When all the propositions had been dis
cussed. Judge Day, president of the Amer
ican commission, remarked: "There seems
to be nothing more to do but engross and
sign the treat-."
Senor Montereo Rios, president of the
Spanish commission, acquiesced to this,
and the Americans bowed themselves out
before the Spaniards, accordng to their
Tho American peace commissioners en
tered the joint conferenee to-da In a
nervous frame of mind. The evidently
had reasors to believe that a possibillty
exlsted, even at this late hour, that there
might bo a rupture. This feeling of ap
prehension was. baed on the temper the
Spaniards have dlsplajed lately. This week
the commissioners of Spain have not con
cealed the fact that, having failed to gain
all the important points, the are indif
ferent as to whether or not the conferences
result in a settlement of peace bj- the sign
ing of a treaty by which Spain loses all
her colonies.
A miscarriage of the negotiations would
lc-ave their political prestige at home in no
worse, if in no better, position than if tliey
signed the treat. The Americans were
anxious not to give the Spaniards anj' pre
text to break oft the negotiations, or tas.e
offenso so far as the exercise of patience
and diplomacj' could steer clear of pro
tests. Senor Rios referred to the Maine, but in
only one calmly worded sentence, express
ing regret that the president had spoken,
as Spaniards thought, unjustly, of lixm.
The Spaniards had alread proposed at
this conference to have the responslbillt
of the Maine reported upon b a joint com
mission ot the European powers. The
American commissioners refused to listen
to this, and permitted Senor Rios' refer
ence to the president's message to pass un
challenged, as a discussion would have pro
voked debite and bnd blood.
Diplomatic circles In Paris predict as
one of the results of the treat, a diplo
matic contest between France and the
United States which have an Important
chapter In historj-.
The French government is reported to
have resolved to take up the case of the
French holders of Cuban bonds, and it is
believed Trance will declare that the re
pudiation of the bonds is the result of the
treat- which the victorious nation Imposed
upon Spain. They argue that, through
the treaty, responsibility has been shifted
upon America, and. therefore, the -French
government will endeavor to exact some
pledge for the payment or guarantee of the
LONDON, Dec S The Madrid corre
spondent of the Standard sas:
"The strongest comments are made upon
the little disposition the United States Ins
shown to re-pond to the Spanish demards
for a prompt release of 11 wO Spanish pris
oners in the hands of the- Tngals and a
restitution of private and official deposits
now ling in the colonial official and ju
diciil deposit banks.
"Ever thing seems to show- that th" last
stage in the negotiations hns taken a turn
hardlv calculated to pacifj Spinlsh public
opinion or to facilitate, for a long time to
come the renewal of frlerdlv relations
between the two governments. Mcst of
the newspapers favor the Idea of -elhng
tht- Carolines and tho other possess'eas of
Srain in the Pacific to German or to
some other mtion willing to pav- a better
prloc than the United State0."
MADRID. Dec. i A semi-official note
just issued sav: "Spain has been treated
bj the conqueror with unexampled cruelty,
and is resigned to her fitp; but she cin
not tolerate President McKlnlej's nccu-a-tion.
for she is conscious of her complete
Assistant Secretarj of State Hill on
the I'oliej That Hns Grown
Out ot the War.
ROCHESTER. N. Y., Dec. S. The elev
enth annua) banquet of the Rochester
Chamber of Commerce was held to-night
In the Mirror room of Powers' Art gallery,
nearly 7M guests being present. Governor
Leslie M Shaw, of Iowa, responded to the
toast ' The Tlrancial Need of To-day. "
Dr. David J. Hill, assistant secretary of
state, spoke on the "Greater America." Ho
said in part:
"Now- that victory has placed the fate
of 12.000,000 human beings in the hands of
a conquering nation, with what right Jo;s
a spirit of criticism which derives its In
spiration from conditions that have ceased
stamp with the word 'imperialism.' the
magnanimity of this republic in extendlns
the sheltering wings of its protection over
tnose whom the war has liberated from
oppression ard mlserj ?
"What now will our national legislators
do with the territorj- ceded by Soain to the
United States? Will they restore them to
the vengeance of tho vanquished? Will
they leave them to the occupation and par
tition of other powers? AVill they abandon
them to their own Inexperience and Inter
nal dlseord? Or will they nttempt to es
tablish within them the conditions of peace
and self-government?
There is nothing novel In the idea of
territorial expansion, which has marked
everj- period ot our national hlstorv. Only
.i little strip of terntorj- along the Atlantic
seaboard was peopled by the victorious col
onies at the close of the War of Independ
ence, but tbe American commissioners
were lnstrueted to elaim for the eolonies
the whole area east of the Mississippi
Franklin, the most astute diplomatist of
his time, toveted, in addition, the whole of
Ci nada.
"In li!. Jefferson --trained the constitu
tion to the breaking point, as he believed,
to secure the purchase of the great pro
vince of Louisiana, which ft one stroke
doubled the area of the countr. His op
ponents eonsidered his act not only un
constitutional but. In effect, a dissolution
of the union, and a historian has accused
him of making himself monarch of the
rivi- territory and of holding, against its
protests, tne power or its old Ktngs.'
"Jackson did not hesitate to Invade and
conquer Florida for the peace of the na
tion. Texas came into the Union by rev
olution and the entire tract wlik.li now
tonus the prosperous states' stretching
from Mexico to Oregon, was the fiuit of
wai and forced opinion.
' Thus, b continued territorial expansion,
the better part of this continent has be
come incorporated into the United States.
"Having vton from tihiure and untitled
claimants the possession W what is most
desirable upon this continent, slnll we
heneeforth renounce-Mil dominion upon the
"Jefferson. Indeed, once said that our na
tional ambition should be llmitid to pos
sessions that would not need a navy to
defend thm. but that was long ago."
In eonclusion. Mr. Hill uld:
"A gi?nt s task now confronts the Amer
ican people, but their history gives thi
insurance tint they will not tumble lie
fore It ard the din of war and the strife
of nations. In the busj marts of trade
and among the distant islands of the sea,
dwells sn uns--n force, slov.lv shaping the
iies-Limes oi me r. onu. it sp?aKs alike in
nature, in the human soul and In the long
drama of history. Witness i nation ris
ing to the full splendor of Its- responsibili
ties and Ou will see tnere written in let
ters of shining light the august and 1m
jicratlve lav of universal development."
The concluding speech was by I'rofes-or
Benjamin 1. Wheeler, of Cornell univer
sitj. on "Self-Government Versrjb Impe
rialism." Khodi-M-Ed wards.
ST JOSEPH. MO.. Dec. S (Special )
James Dickinson Rhodes, a wealthv cir
w heel m inufaeturcr of Pittsburg, and Miss
Melus Edward", of St. Joseph, were mar
ried at 8 o'clock to-nicht, at the First
Presbterian church. Dr. Henrv Hullard
officiated. Fifteen hundred Invitations were
i-suod. Mr ard Mrs Rhodes will leave
for a tour of the South.
James G. Woodward, compositor, has
been elected ma or of Atlanta, Ga.
M Henri Lavedcn. the author, has been
elected a member of the Trench academj.
Three thousand turkejb were marketed
at Odessi, Mo, Wednesda, bringing the
larmers W.JjO.
John 15 Queen is suing Richard Hall in
Pern. O. T. for biting oil his car. He
v ants fj,?0 damages. ,
The safe in the bank at Antioch. Ill . was
blown open with djnamlte and $o,00 was
taken. Ihe robbers escaped.
A postothce has been established at Cralg
more. Dojglas eount. Mo, and Charles
F. M Hanev appointed po-jtm ister.
J. H. Prichard has been commissioned by
Adjutant General Allen as captain of a new
militia company to be organized at Fort
A. C. Hays of Missouri, and James H.
Haslett, of Kansas, have been reinstated
as compositors in the government printing
The postofflce department has authorized
to renew the lease of the present postolllce
building at Cla Center, Kas , at J100 per
The contract for carrjing the United
States mail from I'inch to Mead, I. T., lias
been avarded to Gardner Cowles, of Lon
don. Kj.
W. T. Vanmatre and II. P. Gllkesui have
been designated as members ot the- civil
service board for the postolllce at Wui
rensburg. Mo.
E J. Phipps, postmaster and owner of a
general stor- at Devizes, Kas, has disap
peared. So has a joung woman whom he
emplojed as clerk.
Michael Fitzgerald, of Brooklyn, while
at work in a ccal ard, got his foot tangled
up In a canalboat tow line, and it was cut
olf as with a knife.
It Is urder-tood at Washington tint A.
T. Robin'un Ins been sitted for po-tmastcr
at Libert-. Mo. This appointment Is ex
pected in a few da
Helen Dunbar, an actress, is the victim
of a rat plague in an apartment house of
New 'iork cm. A monster rodent bit her
and threw her into conv uHons.
The Nebraska supreme court has granted
a rehearing in the Bro itch-Moores major
alty contest at Omaha. The former de-
eision was adverse to Major Moores.
Representative Charles Curtis, of Kan
sts. is still confined to his Washington
house bv an affliction of boils, but expects
'o be able to attend to his congressional
duties m a. few davs.
The faculty of Princeton has approved
the resolution adopted bj- the undergrad
uates last week to stop hazing. The pro
vide, however, that the freshmen must ob
serve old customs and keep their proper
Lktuenant William I. Murphj-, ot the
Twcntv -fourth United States infantrj'. and
Miss Pauline Whiting Lowe were married
jfsterday In Omaha. The bride is a daugh
ter of the late William Wirt Lowe, a Ne
braska pioneer.
The following postofflce appointments
were made jesterday: In Missouri At
Koenlg. Osage county, W. II. Ide. In Kan
sasAt Marquette, McPherson count-,
Charles J Nordstrom. In Oklahoma At
Cordell, Was.hlta county, J9"-3 M. Foss;
at Downs, Kingfisher coam. ihoda Mor
ris, at Ralston, Pawnee coum, Henrj- N.
Governor humailn, of Chihnnhun, In
timate Verj StroiiBly That G1I
lett AMU lie Given In to
American Authorities
for Prosecution.
LAS VEGAS. N. M.. Dec. S -(Special)
D. II. Howard, a cattle dealer of Abilene.
Kas.. who is $40,000 short on Grant Gillett.
the Kansas plunger, passed through Las
Vegas this morning en route from Mexico
to Topeka, where he will ask Governor
Lecdy to issnie requisition papers for the
transfer of Gillett into the custody of the
Kansas state authorities.
Howard and two detectives have aeen on
Gillett's trail for ten das. They discov
ered his whereabouts in Chihuahua City.
With him is his Abilene attorney. C. R.
Troxel. who helped him in his flight. Gil
lett would have been promptly arrested
but for the defective extradition laws.
It was considered best to leave the two
detectives to shadow them until such time
as matters could be arranged to capture
and extiadlte them without the possibility
of a hitch in the proceedings.
Governor Ahumada was called uron.
Howard sas the governor trerted him
most kindlv. and. after hearing his state
ment and the stor of Gillett's conduct,
very strongl intimated that, notwith
standing the extradition laws, executed
legal documents on behalf of the American
authorities would fetch Gillett baek to
Mr. Howard further stated that he had,
at Albuquerque, last night, telegraphed to
the tit marshal at Abilene, requesting the
arrest or detentfon of two parties as ac
cessories, of Gillett.
Kiuiun City Lnjtjer Fear It Will Be
No Eum Tnskc to Iirlnir Gil
lett UacL.
Four of the most prominent lawers, of
this city worked all day jesterday look
ins up the laws appljing In the case of
G. G. GU'ett. ana thev finally came to the
corclusion that it will be next to lmposw
sible to extradite the erstwhile eattle king.
Forgerj- is the onlj charge- upon which he
cm be broughtyiaek from Mexico, and to
accomplish even this it will be i.ecessar
to prove to the Mexican court In the most
positive manner that Gillett is guilty of
the erarge. This will be no eas matter.
Even Mr. Hollinger, pres dent of tho Gil
lespie Commission Compan, the firm
whien will lose more, perhaps, than any
otlier, admits this, and is very dubioas
over the prospects. Mr. Hollinger states
that, while there is no doubt that there
has been a forger, which he is perfectly
eonvinced was dore bv Gillett, jet it will
be a very uifflcult matter to convince a
Mexican court of this.
There seems to be a general inclination
among the stockmen to let "the matter rst
until something detinue is learned as to
the c'nnees for extradition Thej- seem
to think that it will then be time enough
to make an effort to apprehend Gillett and
feel sure that there will be little d'ihculty
In finding him. E.crjone about the stock
jardi is assured that he is in Mex.co,
as has been stated from time to time in
The Journal, and there thej are willing
to allow the mitter to rest for the time
Almost insurmourtable obstacles lie in
the w ij- of those who are seeking to bring
about the extradition of Gillett. Even if
thej had him under arrest in Mexico,
which thev have not. it would be a matter
of weeks before thev could bring the di
rect law to bear upon him. The governor
of Kansas would hive to be seen, a trip
to Washington would hiv to be made,
and after that the long journev to Mex
ico. Then at the trial .it that place nearly
everj- witness who would be introduced
into a trial In this countr would hive to
be on hand. Then there would have to
be an absolute cor.v Ictlnn of forgerj to ob
tain an cMraditlon. whieh Ih denned al
most Impossible by those who are al
versint with the conditions in Mexico.
Besides, while these matters were pend
ing. Gillett might be able to obtain his
llbertv through some piocess of the Mex
ican law, and betake himself to another
eountry. This knowledge has been ob
tained through a consultation with a gen
tleman or this cltj- who at one time was
minister to our sister republic on the
Some sort of a message was received
from Mexico jesterdaj lij Mr. Hollinger,
but he declined to speak of the matter,
other than to sav that there was nothing
new. Together with other men who ar
aetlvelj- engaged in an enort to bring li
abiLondir.R man back, Mr. Hollinger is
hardly satisfied as to the proper course
to pursue In the matter. He Intimates,
however, that something new may develop
during the coming v eek.
The list of banks holding Gillett paper
seems to bo growing. To those published
the following are added: Iowa National, rf
Ottumwa: First National, of Deadnood S
D : People's National, of Rock Island, III.;
National Bank of New England. East Had
dam. Conn.; Bank of Washington. Mo :
First National, of Marshalltov.n. I.--.: Drov
ers and Mechanics' National, of York. Pa.;
First Natloral of Lead, S. D.; Tootle. Lem
on & Co., St. Joseph.
II. C. Havcrl, of Llnare. Saj He
Know Mexico Authorities Will
Give Him Up If Rrqnetrd.
II. C. Haverly, a miner of Linares. Nuevo
Leone. Mex . is at the New Albanj-. Asked
regarding the chances for extraditing G. G.
Gillett, the cattle plunger, he said:
"I have no doubt but what Gillett will be
returned to this country. I was a deputy
marshal on the Arizona border several
j ears ago, before the last amendment to the
extradition treaty with Mexico. My state
Is adjacent to Chihuahua on west and
south. I know the state of Chihuahua
thoroughlj-. and can say that if Gillett can
be located he can be arrested and brought
back. I had occasion to go across the line
several times for embezzlers, with papers
charging embezzlement, when that was not
an extraditable effense. I never failed to
get them. The only trouble In that coun
tr" Is to locate j-our man.
"It makes no difference how much money
he has or how f reelj he uses It In attempt
ing to bribe officials. I am confident of
what I saj.
"I am a member of the same fraternity
with President Diaz," said he, opening his
coat and displajing three secret society
pins. "I am acquainted with the pres dent,
and I know- there Is no man in this countr'
more earnest in his efTorts to maintain
friendly relations with the United States
"More than that, he is n lover ot justice,
and he will give his official and moral sup
port to apprehend criminals an embezzler
as quickj as a. murderer. If jou knew
the man or will look into his official ac
tions in such cases, j-ou will have- no more
doubts on that point than I have.
Money inducements will make no dif
ference with him. and whatever iniluet.ee
Gillett ma have galred with officials of
the state of Chilhuahu I am sure will noc
affect the case.
"As I said, he will have a splendid op
portunitv to hide in the niouniains in
remote rarts of the state, but if he le
mains in either of its two large citi.s. or
frequents an ot the towns, he will be sure
to be captured.
"Criminals a few jenrs ago could not
be so easllj extradited as thev anj- le
now, and for that reason It is" currentlj
believed that the government of Mexico
harbors them to-dav. Mark mv word. Gil
lett will be returned If he does not make
h's disappearance good "
Mr. Havtrlv is emplojed in mines near
Linares. He is a member of the Red Men.
the Odd Fallows and the Knights ot
Pjthias. The latter, he savs. K the lodge
through which he came to meet President
Two Indian Territory Convict and
an Old Womnn of 70 Among
the Ilcne-tlcinrle-n.
WASHINGTON, Dec. S. The president
has pardoned Anarnl i V. Grierson. no-,v
McCnrthy. convicted in the Southern dis
trict of Ohio and sentenced to one ear 'n
jail at Lebanon, for violation ot the pen
sion laws. She Is said to be about TO
ears of ace and In feeble health.
The president also has pardoned John
Cowan, of the Indian Territorj-. convict-d
of obtaining money under false preten-es.
The attornev- general, after a rev lew of the
record, finds tint the faets Indicate noth
ing more serious than fraudulent conduct
in a deal for a hor--. He was sentenced
for a term of five eir.
Isaic Youmans. convicted in Colorado of
passing counterfeit monev and sentenced
for six ears. also was pardoned. The pris
oner, the attorney general sa3. Is (e
scribeii as a green and credulous boy Im
posed upon and misled by his dc'gning
confederates, who were professional coun
terfeiters. The secret service officials
recommended executive clemency.
Bod Powell, of the Indian Territory, con
victed and sentenced to a term of one
vear ard four months for the larceny of
four hogs, was also pardoned. H" has
now- been In jail and the peniientiary
awaitlng trial a tar and five months.
Samuel J. Scharf. convieted In Idaho and
sentenced to prison for a term of two
jears and to pa a fine, for selling liquor
to the Indians. He has now served one
j ear and two months, and the sente-nce is
regarded as excessive. He is an old sol
dier. Ed Bailej-. of Alabama. s ntenceil to two
j ears and to pay a tine, for violation of
the internal revenue laws, was also par
doned. He was recommended for pardon
ior ine reason mat ne nan remiereu val
uable service to the government In the
prosecution of other cases.
W. L. Prlie, of Texas, sentenced to the
penltentlarj- for 'It jears for roblerv-. was
also pardoned. The prisoner was only a
boy when convieted, ami is now low with
Leonard O. Partillo. who was convicted
in Minnesota of counterfeiting silver dol
lars, has been granted a commutation of
his sentence from five to three ears. Par
tillo it is said, was not the principal of
fender, and was driven to his erlme -ome-what
bv his necessities. The judge who
passed sentence now sas tint had" he
known all the ilreumstames of the case,
he would have Imposed a lighter sentence.
Receiver Jobes Will Klht to Make It
an AHt-t of the- I"irt
EMPORIA. KAS. Dec S (Special.) C.
S. Jobes has been made permanent receiver
of the First National bunk. An interest
ing point Is to be decided bv the eourt
about Sunnv- Slope and its proceeds. It ap
pears that Cress sank Jl'iO.UO of tre b ink's
good money in Sunny Slope. This monev
can I e traced directly from the bank to
the Hereford, and Receiver Jobes is going
to try to hold Sunny Siope nionej. not as
a part of the Cross e.-tate. but as an asset
of the bank. If he succeeds, the bank will
take all the rest of the Cress estatfs to
satisfj- the doub'e liability of the Cross
ptock. It .s now known that Cro-s took
considerable of his mother's monev ana
property and sank it with the rest of the
money he threw after bad. Whether he
did this with h's mother's knowledge is not
known, but It is probable that she gave
her ronsei't. having the utmost fultii In h..s
business abilitv. It appears that the bank
will pa less than CO cents on Mie dollar.
Ike Lambert, of Emporia. Kas.. United
States district attornej-. is in Kansas CItv.
"Bank Examiner Jobes has passed through
an ordeal." said he. "in takli.g the action
l.e did in complying with the law and per
forming his duties. He suffered abuse from
newspapers, and Individuals frlendl to
Cross, hut he has been v Indie ited. The
report to the comptroller which vou pub
lished this morning answers- all the
charges made against him a few- weeks
ego. During the time ho was checking up
the bank's business, and since his appoint
ment to the receivership, he has worked
everv- night until midnight, and sever il
times he has worked all night. He de
serves commendation for his part In clo-i-Ing
the bank and protecting Its creditors."
Nehrnskn Supreme Conrt Holds That
Thev Must Make Good the
LINCOLN. NEB, Dec. ! The decision
of the district court in declarng the bonds
men ot ex-Treasurer Joseph S. Bartley not
liable for his shortage and reversed in an
opinion rendered to-daj- by the supreme
court. The amount directly involved Is
S2ul,OC0, which Hartley took from a state
depositor bank, for which he was con
victed of embezzlement and sentenced to
the penitential", where he now- i. Indi
rect!, the decision affcts Bartlej's whole
shortage of nearlj- JTOtiOuO, and which It
new seems probable- the bondsmen will
have to pay.
Mereurj- Stood at 1- Below nt Mld-
nlulit nnd "Wn Still
DENVER. COL.. Dec. S The tempera
ture has been steadily falling here since
noon to-day. At S o'clock this evening the
mercury registered 3 degrees above zero. I
and at midnight It was 12 below and still
going down.
Telegraphic reports show that the severe
cold extends all over the state and south
Irto New Mexico.
GUTHRIE. O. T. Dec. V (Special ) A
blizzard struck here this morning, and this
evening It Is snowing furiously, an inch
having fallen the first hour.
Wn Elected Kins In Samoa lint Chief
Justice Ruled Against
AUCKLAND. N. Z., Dec. S The follow
ing advices were received here to-day from
"The supporters of Mataafa having elect
ed him king, certain chiefs lodged a caveat,
which the chief Justice decided In their fa
vor. It is now- understood that Tamasess
will be nominated."
James Robinson Much Belter.
MEXICO. MO.. Dec. S. (Special.) James
Robinson, the former champion bareback
rider of the world who came near dying
of Uphold fever at Delavan Lake. Wis..
has recovered to the extent of be'ng able
to reach his home here. He Is verj much
broken in health and appearance, his hair
beinn white as snow.
Affair Occurred at the Close of Church
Scrilcei Lat Night Murderer
JInde III Escape Wn the
Black. Sheep of Cler-
euger Family.
MISSOURI CITY, MO.. Dec. S.-(SpcciaI.)
At the close of churrh services tonight,
held in the Clevenger school house. Km
Clevenger shot and killed George Allen,
ard then, turning the weapon upon his
cousin. Delia Clevenger. shot her. perhaps
Disappoints ent and jealousy were mo
tives for the crime. Joseph Clevenger.
father of Delia, would not allow his,
nephew, Ern. admittance to his home to
pay attention to Delia. Ern seems to have
been the black sheep of the family. While
good hearted and well meaning when so
ber, he was drunk most of the time. Ern
was apparently greatly attached to Delia,
and grew despondent and morose when he
saw the place, which he considered of
right his. taken bj- George Allen, a hand
some joung fellow- and one of the bst
known joung men in the countj-.
All dav Ern Clevenger had been drink
ing freelj-. To-night he placed a rv elver
In one pocket and a bottle of whisky in
at other and went to church, where h
knew he would meet his rival ana his
sweetheart. He took his seat back of the
C'evenger pew and remained verv quiet
during the meeting. When the cortgrega
tlon arose for the benediction. Ern Clev
enger arose also and stood with bowed
head. When the last word was uttered by
the preacher the murder took a step
forward toward Allen, at the same time
drawing a Ci-callber revolver from his.
"D n jou; I'll shew jou." he cried,
hoarsely, and. placing the gun at the back
of Allen's head, fired twice.
Allen fell without uttering a word. Then
the murderer turned the weapon upon his.
cousin. Joseph Clevenger had rushed for
ward to protect his daughter, but arrived
too late. He seized the murderer by the
arm. but Ern Clevenger. uttering a hor
rible Imprecation, wrested himself free, and
In the confusion, made his escape. Thick
woods surround the schoolhouse, and It Is
thought he Is In hiding there. His heme
Is in Tennessee, and he may try to go tr.err.
The sheriff has been telegraphed to, but the
roads are so impassable that he has noc
jet had time to arrive.
Frank. Brook Return Home to Find
HI Wife and L'ttle DanKh
' ter,Ueail.
wT DETROIT. MICP. Dec. S. When Frank
Brooks, of 1 Russell street, of this city,
came hime from work to-night, he found In
one bedroom his wife shot dead and In an
other his ?- ear-old daughter, also dead.
In a note that he found from his wife sho
stated that she was tired of life and was
going to heaven and takesher little daugh
ter with her. from which It is supposed
she committed the murder and then killed
herseif-TJie woman, hail been, in poor
liealtUbr some time.
Dr. Oliver S. Bell, or MM Russell street,
was also shot by Mrs. Brooks. He called
in the middle of the afternoon and present
ed his bill, at her request he says. She re
ceived him cordially and after seating him,
went into a side room, as he supposed, to
get some money. The next thing he heard
was? a pistol shot, and simultaneously ho
felt the bullet strike his head. He rushed
out, the woman continuing to fire at him.
After getting his wound dressed he went
to his mother's hom in Windsor. Ont..
across the river. When seen there to-night
and asked why he did not report the affair
to the police, he said he had no wish to
mix the police In It. Dr. Bell sajs that
when he entered the house Mr". Brook
seemed perfectly rational, and he was un
able to account for her terrible deed.
One of Andover. Kas.. Train Robbers
Convicted After a. Three Day
Trial at Eldorado.
ELDORADO. KAS, Dec. S. (Special.)
Last Jure. Sam Smith and Tom Wind held
up a Frisco tram and robbed the express
car at Andovcr. Several of the citizens
attacked the robb"rs. and William Belford.
one of the poese. was shot and died front
his Injuries shortlj- afterward. Smith had
been on trial here for three days, and tho
Jurj- found him guilty o murder in the
tirt degree. He will receive a death sent
ence, which In Kansa. means life impris
onment. Tom "U ird. his partner, pleaded
guilty to murder In the second degree and
received a twenty jear3' sentenca In the
For Hefnsinir to Par Their Tax.
FORT SCOTT, KAS . Dec S -(Special.)
By order of the cltj- council, the chief of
police to-daj- arrested all of the short
tmc loan men In the cltv. An ordinance
was passed assessing them JS per year.
special oecupatlon tar. which thev refused
to pav. They were arrested, fined and ap
pealed to the district court, where tho
cases are still pendirg. They wsre re
arrested to-day on the same charge.
Bold St. Joseph Robbery.
ST. JOSEPH. MO . Dec. S.-(Spccial.) A
particul irly bold robbery was committed
at Fourth and Edmor.d -treets at 6 o'clock;
to-nicht. when a OUth. unmasked, entered
the clothing otore of A. Goldman, placed
a revolver to the proprietor's breast, and
compelled him to turn over all money in
the s.ife. 17) The robber threatened the,
clerks, backed out of the store and then
escaped in the crowds.
Kansa Tenrher In Trouble.
ATCHISON. KAS. Dec. ? (Special.)
George Rhlnehart was taken to Topeka this
evening to answer to the charge of statu
tory assault, preferred by a joung woman
residing there. Rhlnehart Is a joung teach
er in the Lancaster neighborhood.
Many New Lake Steamer.
CLEVELAND. O.. Dec. S Shipbuilding
companies of the Great lakes alreadj- have
under contract for next steason twelve
steel vesels. eight of which are modern
freight carriers, two passenger loats, one
an oil tank barge and one a large tug.
These veseis will foot up In value a little
more than J2.000.0n0.
Kaasas "City Talks to Salina.
ABILENE. KAS.. Dec. (Special.) The
first message over the long distance tele
phone line from Sillna to Kansas City w.is
sent this afternoon, the east and west ends
meeting near Topeka.

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