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Denounce the Noted Divine' Defense
of Beer Shops and Are Moat De
cided Skeptics as Regards
His "Twentieth Cen
tal r Saloon."
Bishop Henry C Potter, of New York,
has stirred up a hornets nest by declaring
that the saloon is the "poor man's club"
and "therefore a necessity, and that it Is an
established institution, to be bettered and
not abolished. The bishop has been taken
severely to task for his declaration, in
which, by the way, he Is joined by Rev.
Dr. Rainsford, of the same city. The
New York clergy have taken up the mat
ter and scorching sermons have been de-
llvered against the good bishop,, castigating
him for saying anything good about the
saloon. '
The bishop's latest idea Is the establish
ment of wjiat he calls his "twentieth cen
tury" aaloorAa club where the poor' man
csn so for a quiet evening, smoke his plpo
and get away from the squalor and confu
sion of his home.
Kansas City ministers almost-unanlmons-ly
denounce the indorsement of the saloon
by the bishop, and most of them pooh pooh
the idea of reforming it or modifying Its
evils by substituting anything which lacks
the characteristics of a saloon. Dr. Henry
Hopkins, of the First Congregational
church, rather favors the idea advanced
by Bishop Potter and believes that the
saloon can be reformed. Dr. H. D. Jenkins,
of the Second Presbyterian church, takes
the opposite view, and thse two eminent
divines represent the extremes as expressed
by several ministers yesterday..
"I have always said the saloons had
their good side," said Dr. Hopkins, "and.
while they are an unmitigated evil, still
there are good features which could not
well be done away with. Attempts have
been made to start temperance saloons,
but they have always heretofore failed for
one reason: they lacked the free lunch
element. The saloon does form a sort, of
a -club for the poor man, and if it can be
bettered I believe that's the thing to be
done. The great crime lies in the estab
lishing of the appetite in the young, and if
we can get some such place for the poor
young people, as well as the old, to go, it
will be their salvation."
Rev. Dr. Jenkins said: "Bishop Potter
may have advocated the establishment of
coffee houses, but It is to be doubted
whether he defended the saloons. But as
to the saloon itself, it Is Impossible of de
fense, and equally Impossible of reforma
tion. Charles Klngsley, one of the best
friends worklngmen ever had, was so dis
tressed over the condition of the saloons
taprooms,' in English phrase that he es
tablished one of his own. with clean pipes
and abundant papers and the best of beer.
The onlv rules he Imposed were that no one
should "drink more than two glasses In an
evening and no one should run Into debt
for his tipple. In two weeks he had not
a patron left. All had gone over to tho
dirt and debt and degradation of the pub
lic barroom.
That men need -ciuns any more man
women Is all bosh, and that men seek these
places because their homes are 'squalid' Is
all rot. Some of the worst dives In New
York are kept up by the 'glided youth'
from nfth avenue, and anyone who will
stand five minutes near a screen door In
the heart of our own city will find more
sons of the South side going in than hab
itues of the North end. It's only a waste
of breath to talk about reforming the sa
loon. It Is not the drlnklns resort that
needs to be born again, but Its patrons."
Dr. Northrup. or the First Baptist
church, said: "I emphatically denounce his
Idea. 'While Bishop Potter is a good man
and undoubtedlv sincere In all his state
ments, stilt I think he Is a sort of a fanat
ic. "While some men might go to the saloon
without Its ever hurting them. It is the
ruination of the great majority. His plan
is simply a Utopian scheme to make the
whole world good by giving the people a
drink of beer."
Bishop Atwlll "I don't think Bishop Pot
ter meant to Indorse, the saloons, but to
say that they were the only place the poor
man had to go. so should be bettered as
much as possible. The rich man has his
clubs, where he goes, and the saloon is
onlv tho poor man's club."
Dr. Hancher. of the Grand Avenue
Methodist church "You know what a
Methodist preacher would say to such an
idea. H Is all nonsense and bosh. I couldn't
make It nny nlnlner should I talk an hour."
Rev. Mr. Cnmomn "Tnnn win, inter
viewed, refused to say anything about it, 4
Bishop Potter's "Twentieth Century
Saloon Scheme Is to Have
a Trial.
NEW YORK. Feb. 3. What many of
Bishop Potter's friends call his "twentieth
century saloon." is now assured. The last
dollar of the fund or $15,000 needed to start
the work of providing a substitute for the
saloon, which shall have all the attractions
of the saloon, minus Intoxicating drinks,
has been contributed. Carpenters will be
gin the work of tearing out the heart of tho
six-stody building at 131 Bowery to-morrow,
and as speedily as possible It will
be fitted up as "Squirrel Inn No. L"
Bishop Potter hopes that in ten years
there will be in this city a Squirrel Inn No
100. and that they 11 111 tolve the great
vocial problem of providing for those who
like to patronize the saloon, something they
will like better.
Bishop Potter believes the saloon exists
because it meets a want, but he also be
lieves It meets It in a way destructive of
home and all the home stands for. His
idea of a "twentieth century saloon" is that
it should be a big. cheery place, occesslblo
as the saloon, where a man may get a
fo '; YiU'fArjnpi
clean, well-cooked meal at a cheap rate,
some form of entertainment, and where
he can read his newspaper, smoke his pipe
and talk with his fellows, with a free
dom tempered by good behavior a place
that will only differ from the saloon in
that it sells no Intoxicating liquor.
GUlett's Brother, Jnst Retnrned From
Mexico, Was In the City
J. W. Gillett, a merchant at "Woodbine,
Kas., returned yesterday from a visit with
his brother, G. G. Gillett, in Chihuahua,
Mex. He left for Mexico ten days ago. He
was In the city yesterday afternoon and
evening, leaving at 9:10 o'clock last night
for his home. Speaking of the purpose of
his trip, he said:
"My brother will return to Kansas and
do all in his power to straighten out his
affairs. He expects to return soon and
devote himself to clearing up titles to cattle
which he had been feeding before he made
an assignment. He expects to be able to
adjust matters to the satisfaction of the
firms who held his paper. He Is assured
they will not molest him and that they now
understand, as he does, that it was a mis
take for him to leave this country.
"I advised him of the change in senti
ment here and expect to see him back in a
short time. Just how soon it will be I am
not able to say at present. Tho commission
firms are anxious to have him return and
have signified their wishes through Mr.
Arnold and others and by letter. Anyhow,
bo has made up his mind, and I think fin
ally, to return home.
"My journey was a very tedious one. and
I am glad to get back. I shall leave tor
home to-night in order to get some rest as
soon as possible. 1 am In need of it. The
trip wore me out completely, and 1 have
decided not to stay over to see some people
I had intended to meet in Kansas City."
New Home for His Bis Dry Goods
Establishment on His Lots at
Tenth and Grand Avenue.
It Is stated on reliable authority that
plans are being prepared by a prominent
"architect of the city for a substantial bus
iness block on the lots at Tenth and
Grand owned by John Taylor and at pres
ent occupied by the stable of the John
Taylor Dry Goods Company. Mr. Taylor
said yesterday that it was too good a lo
cation for a stable, but refused to either
confirm or deny the report that he Intended
to erect a building to be occupied by his
dry goods establishment.
A number of other Important deals are
walting-on-the completion of the new fed
eral building and the decision of the coun
cil on the various petitions for street rail
way franchises on Grand avenue. Tho con
version of the Brooklyn avenue line into
an electric road, especially if the line la
extended on Grand avenue, from Third
street south will render Grand avenue ad
ditionally attractive for business houses.
W. H. Knotts stated some time ago that
he would probably erect a substantial
building on either his lot near Tenth and
Grand or that near Ninth and Grand. As
stated some time ago In The Journal, nego
tiations have) been pending for the erec
tion of a big office building at Ninth and
"Walnut, with a companion building due
east, fronting on Ninth and Grand, con
nected over the alley by an archway as in
the case of the double Ridge building.
Of' course it is'natural for those trying
to get a Grand avenue franchise to insist
that the granting of the franchise would
set the world going round, and' those In
terested, are pressing this claim. Somo are
insisting, however, that the avenue would
more rapidly improve without street car
innovation and that the completion of the
government building is more important
than anything else by way of bringing
about the construction of buildings con
templated. PAYS UNCLE SAM Ab1viDEND.
Kansas City Postoflice Revenues More
Than Sufficient to Pay All
the Expenses.
Although congress has appropriated over
$12,000,000 for the annual salaries of 1,317
new postal employes and an Increase In
the salaries of certain officials, the Kansas
City postoflice will not be benefited, nor
will much needed help be employed.
Assistant Postmaster Davis said yester
day that for some reason the postal au
thorities at Washington do not seem to
understand the Importance of the Kansas
City postoflice, nor appreciate the vast
amount of work the present inadequate
force has to handle dally.
"The force of the po&tofflce. Including
substitutes, numbers 250 and the receipts
amount annually to about $550,000." said
he. "and out of that we pay our own men
and 200 railway mall clerks and declare a
healthy 'dividend' to the government every
month. I am just forwarding a check for
$10,524.40. which is the 'dividend' for Janu
ary. As a matter of fact, the office pays
the government nearly $100,000 a year, as
we have to pay the railway mall clerks,
which every month amounts to a snug
At present there are 73.S00 postoffices In
the country, or one office for even 1,019
Inhabitants. In 1S61 there was but one
office for every 34.000 inhabitants.
In This Particular Instance Only
Three Letters Are Used In Spell
ing Seven-Letter Cognomen.
L. A. Taafftt, of St. Louis, is expected to
arrive' In Kansas City shortly for the pur
pose of taking charge of the business tnd
of the Clover Leaf line's agency here.
Taafftt. Is a general hustler, but Is some
what handicapped by the peculiar con
struction of his name. It la told of him that
a prospective shipper over his line called en
him and during the conversation asked him
how he spelled bis name.
"T double A double F double T," re
sponded the "always In clover" man.
"Hey?" grunted the querist.
"Why, T double A double F double T,"
repeated Taafftt,
"My! my! How do you spell it? Please
Taafftt by this time was nettled, hut j-p
again spelled his name and then demanded:
"What do you think of it, any way?"
"Good name, after you get onto its curves,
but I think the Almighty had a stuttering
fit when he christened you."
Initiative nnd Referendnm Crowd to
Have a Pott-wow at Cincin
nati Next Month.
CINCINNATI. O., Feb. 3. The committee
on arrangements for the national conven
tion of the Union Reform party In Cincin
nati, March 1, says that each day brings
letters telling of reform leaders in various
states who will be here.
The Central Passenger Association has
granted a rate of one. fare for the round
trip, and the other associations are ex
pected to follow.
All who believe In the Initiative and refer
endum, or direct legislation by the people,
will be entitled to seats In the conference.
Another Chinese Treaty Port.
'PEKING. Feb. 3. The Chinese foreign
office has agreed to open as a treaty port
the city of Nan-Ning. in the province of
Kuang-See. on the River Fu. near the
Tonquln frontier, which the British con
sider necessary for the exploitation of the
"West river.
Well Known Engineer Dead.
SEDALIA. MO.. Feb. 3. (Special.) Henry
Selsor, a locomotive engineer, well known
In Kansas City and Sedalla, having form
erly been a resident of the latter city, dtad
to-day at Las Vegas, N. M. The body will
be brought here for burial.
A Demand for Teams.
Twenty-five teams with coalbed wagons
are wanted at once by the Bolen Coil Co..
to haul coal. Steady work: highest rate cf
pay. Apply main store yard. First and
Troost avenue. Telephone 506.
Prominent Citizens Say That Position
of Librarian of Congress Conld
Not Be Entrusted to an
Abler or More Compe
tent Person.
Superintendent J. M. Greenwood, of the
Kansas City public schools, has been sug
gested by friends as a candidate for tho
office of librarian of congress to succeed
John Russell Young, recently deceased.
These friends insist that, as Mr. Green
wood is eminently qualified, by tra ins
and taste, for the position, and as Missouri
is but sparsely represented on the roster of
Uncle Sam's officials, the race should be
an easy one. The movement to make ot
him a candidate is growing, and it Is ex
pected that the attention of the powers
that be In Washington will be directed to
him at an early date.
Colonel R. L. Yeager, president of the
board of education, said yesterday that the
appointment could not be bestowed upon
a more worthy man.
"I should not like to see him leave Kan
sas City," said Mr. Yeager, "for we should
hate to lose his services, but he would
make an excellent librarian. By education
and instinct he is fitted for the office, and
If he aspires to It he will have the best
wishes of all who recognize his worth as
an educator and the great service he has
rendered Kansas City as superintendent of
Major Warner, another stanch admirer
of Mr. Greenwood, said: "If ha wants tho
office I hope he will get It. If It 13 going
to a Missouri man, I hope it will be a
Kansas City man. If It is a Kansas City
man, I don't, know of a more competent
man than Mr. Greenwood."
J. V. C. Karnes, a member of the board
of education, said the fact that Mr. Green
wood's name had been mentioned in con
nection with the office was news to him;
"but," said he, "Mr. Greenwood is a most
excellent gentleman, a thorough educator
and competent to fill that office or any
other office he may aspire to.".
"The fact that Mr. Greenwood Is a can
didate for the office is a great surprise to
me," said Gardiner Lathrop. "Your ques
tion is the first notice I've had. Support
him? I should say so! He is a most ex
cellent gentleman and the office could not
be -entrusted to better, more competent
or abler hands. Mr. Greenwood would
make an ideal librarian."
-Superintendent Greenwood said yesterday
that he had understood that several letters
and telegrams' had been sent to the presi
dent, but that he had not authorized the'
use of his name, and was not instrumental
in inaugurating any movement for his ap
pointment. "It would not bo proper for me to ex
press an opinion," he said, "until some
thing more tangible takes place. Until
it is offered, it is bad taste to say whether
one would accept anything. I am grateful
to my friends for their unsolicited efforts,
but am In no sense an applicant for the dis
tinguished office."
Dr. Canfleld's Candidacy.
COLUMBUS, O., Feb. 3. Dr. J. H. Can
field, president of the Ohio state university,
was asked regarding the report that his
name had been presented to President Mc
Klnley for the position of librarian of con
gress. He said that he had received an in
timation of the fact, but knew nothing of
the inlluence which caused the presenta
tion. He said that he was not a candidate,
but would not bay whether he would ac
cept or not.
Swath 300 Yards "Wide Mowed for Sev
eral Miles In the Vicinity
of Birmingham.
BIRMINGHAM, ALA., Feb. 3. A heavy
hall storm raged at Morris, In the upper
part of this county, late this afternoon.
This seemed to start a tornado and a
swath 300 jards wide was mowed for sev
eral miles. Trees, telegraph poles, houses,
railroad cars and fences were blown down.
Several people are reported injured, but as
far as known here to-night no one was
killed. At Dale, a stone quarry camp,
twelve houses and a big commissary were
leveled. Several people were badly injured.
Railroad cars were blown off the track and
some of them propelled a mile away. One
mile above Village Springs "the cyclone
blew down Lige Bowden's house, seriously
injuring him and slightly Injuring his fam
ily. The storm seemed to break against a
mountain at this point and was dissipated.
Fifteen Hundred Cloakmakers Quit
Work nnd 5,000 Others Are
Likely to Join Them.
NEW YORK, Feb. 3.-Tho strike season
among the East side garment workers be
gan to-day. when 1,500 cloakmakers quit
work in the shops of four contractors. If
the plans formulated to-night by the ex
ecutive committee of the United Brother
hood of Cloakmakers do not miscarry. It is
probable that 0.000 operators will Join the
strikers by Sunday in protest against long
hours and a reduction of 30 ner cent In the
regular weekly wage scale. New price
schedules were prepared at meetings of the
strikers held to-night which will be sub
mitted to the employers for consideration.
One Person Killed and Others Seri
ously Injured by an Explosion
at Pittsburg.
PITTSBURG. PA., Feb. 3. A terrible gas
explosion occurred on Sjcamore street, Et
na, to-day, completely demolishing the
brick residence of Joseph Ackerman. Mrs.
Weaver was killed. Joseph Ackerman had
both legs broken, Mra. Ackerman was in
jured Internallj, and bruised, and two
joung women, daughters of tho Acker
mans, were badly crushed. One may die.
The explosion was caused by a gas leak
in the cellar.
Woman to Be Electrocuted.
ALBANY. N. Y.. Feb. 3. Under the rules,
the court of appeals to-day handed down
an order directing the warden of Sing Sing
prison to electrocute Mrs. Martha Place,
some tlmo during the week beginning Feb
ruary 20. Mrs. Placo killed her stepdaugh
ter at their home In Brooklyn.
Colonel Sexton Worse Again.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 3. The condition of
Colonel James A. Sexton Is again such as
to give much concern regarding the out
come of his illness. A brain complication
has developed which makes the case ex
tremely critical.
Kansas City Arrivals in New York.
NEW YORK, Feb. 3. (Special.) Kansas
City arrivals:
Astor D. P. Callum. D. P. Colburn.
St. Cloud G. N. Petty.
York Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Stewart.
Artistic decorator. Htrrr E. Cramtr, 123 Grand its.
Shooting of Engineer Strand at Se
dalla Wns a Cold-BIood-ed
SEDALIA. MO., Feb. 3. (Special.) Cor
oner W. G. Cowan held a searching In
vestigation to-day Into the killing of Mis
souri Pacific Engineer Oscar Strand, at
Hotel Hucklns, Wednesday night, by L. E.
Hlndman, the "Honey Grove Kid." The
evidence showed that the killing was cold
blooded murder. Strand was unarmed and
offered no violence to Hlndman, and made
no threats, the only excuse for the shoot
ing being the engineers earnest plea. In
the presence of hotel guests, for the return
of the money which he declared had been
obtained from him by Hlndman through "a
confidence game. The youthful gamblt-r
wanted to evade restitution and, flnding'his
departure from the hotel blocked by Strand,
he drew his gun and, at-a distance of eight
feet, shot down his man. The coroner"s
jury returned a verdict in accordance with
the facts and recommended that Hlndman
be held to the grand jury. Officer Turner
arrived to-night with Hlndman, from St.
Louis, where he was captured yesterday,
and he will be arraigned to-morrow before
Justice Rogers, on the charge of murder In
the first degree. The body of Strand was
taken to Pueblo to-night by a committee
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive En
gineers, of which organization the deceased
was a member.
Motion to Quash Indictment Against
Mrs. George at Canton, O.,
CANTON. O.. Feb. 3. Judge Taylor to
day overruled the motion to quash the In
dictment against Anna E. George. Attor
ney Sterling was not In court, but Attor
ney Welty noted exceptions to tho ruling
and gave notice of the filing of a plea In
abatement. The plea will be filed next
week. Mrs. George was not in court.
During the hour that Judge Taylor was
delivering his opinion, the courtroom was
packed, four young-ladies being In attend
ance. Mrs. George was attired In a dark blue
suit, having light blue silk in front of the
waist. She was hatless. She placed both
arms on the lawyer's table, leaned forward,
and looked straight at Judge Taylor during
the rendering of the opinion. Then she
leaned back in her chair. She appeared in
good spirits, and when the decision was
announced seemed in no' way affected. She
had been informed by her attorneys that
the motion would probably be overruled.
Accused of Complicity In Stealing
935,000 in Bonds Front an
'Old Miser.
. CHICAGO, Feb. 3. As a result ot in
dictments returned secretly Thursday by
the grand jury, W. .C. 4Hoyer, a lawyer,
and Peter Casey, a street foreman, were
arrested to-day charged with complicity
In the robberj'. in March, 1S06, of $53000 in
bonds of Christopher Schrage, a miser.
Allen C. Storey, a prominent attorney. Is
also under Indictment on the same charge,
and a warrant Is out fcr his arrest. All
three men are charged, with having nego
tiated a number of the stolen bonds. The
actual robbery, which attracted great at
tention at the time, on account of its
boldness, was done by a quartette of well
known crooks. Of these Jo Gordon was
convicted and sent to the penitentiary. Two
others escaped on "straw bonds," and the
fourth, "Sleepy," Bur,k,ijuraftd state's evi
dence. Attorney Storsy rtJk-iitfen prominent
in Democratic politics' forl-years.
Charles Mellne, Said to Be at Hend of
Parker-Dixon Gnng, Held
for Trlnl.
NEW YORK, Feb. 3.-CharIes Mellne,
who, the police say, Is the most daring and
notorious forger in the country, was held
In police court to-day in $3,000 ball. Mellne
was tried twice last jear, but not con
victed. The police allege that he is head
of tho Parker-Dixon gang of forgers
which operated here and In Chicago, and
In connection with which several arrests
have recently been made. In Mellne's room
the police allege they found a great pile of
checks, bank check punches, stamps, trac
ing paper and all the outfit necessary to
forgery upon a large scale.
Refused to Make Room for a "Woman
and Struck at a Man Who Up
braided Htm.
NEW YORK, Feb. 3. Dr. Thomas
Wildes, a retired physician, shot Hugo
Wolfert, a cook, in a Lexington avenue
car to-night, inflicting a wound which 13
said by the hospital officials to be fatal.
Wolfert, according to, the story told to the
police, was occupying more room in the
car than he was entitled to, and refused
to make way for a lady. Dr. Wildes gave
his seat to the lady and upbraided Wolfert,
who struck him. The physician then drew
a revolver and shot Wolfert through the
breast. Dr. Wildes was arrested.
Boy Hanged for Assault.
LAGRANGE. KY., Feb. 3. William Mill
er, colored, was hanged, here at 7:14 o'clock
to-day in the jail yard, and only about fifty
persons witnessed It. Miller professed re
ligion, and said that he was ready to die.
He was not quite 17 years of age. The
crime for which Miller was hanged was a
criminal assault committed September 1 on
Mrs. Gertrude Leet, wife ot Frank Leet, a
Family Row in Kansas.
WASHINGTON, KAS., Feb. 3. (Special.)
Dick Meyers, who Just returned here from
Manila, shot his father in the shoulder and
beat him up badly. Both men had been
drinking in the afternoon, and had quar
reled. They renewed the quarrel at home,
and the father ran his wife and daughter
out of the house wltha hatchet berore the
shooting occurred. He Is not badly wound
ed. Young Meyers Is under arrest.
Because He Couldn't Pay His Debts.
YOUNGSTOWN, O., Feb. 3.-Ex-SherIff
Charles G. Callahan shot himself In the
head to-day. dying. Instantly. He placed a
mirror In front ot his face and seating
himself, fired deliberately at his temple
He had Just retired from oflis-e. Mr. Calll
han left a pathetic lettei, in which he re
ferred to financial obligations soon to he
come due, which he could not meet He
was about SS years of age.
Temple to Be Extradited.
WASHINGTON Feb. .IAmbassador
Clayton has notified the state department
that the Mexican government has granted
the application of the United States for
the extradition of James Temple, the
American railroad man who is "now held
under arrest In Mexico for killing a Mex
ican on the American side of the border
in Arizona.
Shot Down by a "Woman.
SISTERSVILLE, W. VA., Feb. 3.-At 3
o'clock this morning. Harry Defflnbaugh.
aged IS years, was shot and instantly killed
on one of the prominent streets by Mis
Ella Bowen, aged 20. Miss Bowen Is in jail
and claims that Defflnbaugh pursued her,
tearing her clothing, and threatening her
if she left him.
To-day's steamers sailing from New
York for Europe will take 000,000 ounces of
The postoflice department has leased from
John B. Harris a building for the post
office at Nevada, Mo., for ten years at
C00 per annum.
Postoffices have been established at West
Mineral, Cherokee county, Kas, James D.
Smith appointed postmaster; and at Mas
ters. Cedar county. Mo., Wlllard C. West,
It Miles' Charges Are Not Sustained, a
Court-Martial Will Probably Fol
lowTwo Methods of Con
ducting the Prelim
inary Inquiry.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. The purpose of
tho president to terminate the unsatisfac
tory state of affairs that has existed for
some time as the results of the numerous
charges and counter charges and interviews
respecting the character of the army beef,
by instituting a formal inquiry into these
matters and endeavoring to place the re
sponsibility where It belongs, was made
known to-day. This inquiry will not ba
undertaken before the commission to In
vestigate the conduct of the war hast made
Its report to the president.
The scope of this new inquiry has not
been defined, but It certainly will embrace
the allegations of General Miles as to the
character of tho army supplies,- and will
Involve that officer to the extent that he
must make these charges good, and, to that
degree, will bo on trial himself. In a pre
liminary manner. Should the charges be
'found well established, a heavy responsi
bility would be placed upon the packers
and persons concerned In the meat inspec
tion and perhaps others; should they fall
unsupported, General Miles may be obliged
to answer to a court-martial for reflecting
upon the character of other officers.
There are two methods by which such an
investigation may be conducted according
to established military usage. The first is
by the appointment ot a court of Inquiry,
"and the second by the appointment ot what
is known as an officers' or inspection board.
In the former case, it would be necessary
to name some officer who is to be the sub
ject of 'Investigation. In the latter, tha
board Is charged simply to inquire into a
state of facts, or alleged facts, without
reference to any particular person, and to
placo responsibility, if possible, for any
thing of which complaint Is made. Their
findings may serve as the basis for a court-martial
quite as effectually as the findings
of a court of Inquiry, and the plan haa
some advantages. In Ihtt .1 does not b.
gin with the presumption of a court of
Inquiry. Where a court of Inquiry Is or
dered. It is said there is conveyed a dis
tinct reflection upon the officer named. Be
cause of this, when the navy department
requested the war department to order a
court of inquiry to investigate tho cir
cumstances attending the killing of a num
ber of Spanish prisoners on board the Har
vard, the latter. Instead, ordered an in
spection board, considering that the order
ing of the court of Inquiry might be look- ;
ed upon as a predcclsion against our
Such officers' boards are frequently or
dered to fix responsibility for the loss or
damage of stores, and several of them
have been appointed during the war to
look Into the loss of meat, notably in the
case of that shipped to Porto Rico and
returned to Montauk Point. Like the
court of inquiry, these boards return state
ments of facts developed by them upon
which the superior authorities can act.
It Is not possible, at present, to learn In
which direction the president leans, but he
has been In conference on the subject with
the secretary of war and the attorney gen
eral, and the matter has been discussed
In the cabinet to some extent. As before
stated, however, no action Is to be taken
on either plan until the report of the war
investigating commission is submitted.
, Up to the close of the day. General Miles
positively declined to discuss In any man
ner the events of the day, so far as they
relate to himself, or to discuss any state
ments contained in any of the Interviews
attributed to him. It may be said of these
interviews that, while It Is conceivable
they might figure, they would not do so
of necessity, for the matters to be first
looked Into are those connected with the
character of the army beef.
Miles' Charges Condemned.
ST. JOSEPH. MO.. Feb. 3.-(Special.) The
St. Joseph Live Stock exchange to-day
adopted resolutions in condemnation of
General Miles' statements, similar to those
passed by the National exchange at Chi
Two Prominent Men of Dows, la.,
Found Guilty of Using False .
HAMPTON, IA., Feb. 3. The second trial
of G. C. Jameson and W. C. Crone, In
dicted for using false weights at Dows,
was concluded to-day before Judge Whlt
aker. The jury was out but a little over
an hour when it brought in a verdict of
Jameson and Crone were tried with two
o'thers at the last term and found guilty,
but Judge Weave set the verdict aside.
Jameson is the richest man at Dows. and
a member of the firm of Jameson, Smith
& Co., dealers In grain and live stock.
Crone was employed by Jameson and is
cashier ot the Citizens' bank at Dows. The
case will probably go to the supreme'
French Band Greets President With
"If I Were King" Instead of"
the "Marsellalsc."
PARIS, Feb. 3. Through an unfortunate
blunder of the bandmaster at the presi
dential banquet to the bureaux of both
chambers this evening, as President Faure
entered the banqueting hall'the band of the
Garde Republlcane played. Instead of the
customary "Marsellaise," the overture "Si
J'Etals Roi." (If I Were King.)
Kansas Woman Dead of Smallpox.
SENECA. KAS.. Feb. 3. (Special.) Mrs.
Eugene Dorcas, living ten miles southeast
of this city, died of smallpox last night.
The is the third one of the household af
flicted with the scourge. The other two
patients are recovering. By order of the
county health officer. Mrs. Dorcas will be
burled at midnight to-night-
Three Well Defined Cases of Smallpox
Discovered at the Vendome
OMAHA. NEB., Feb. 3. The spectacle of
an entire hotel full of guests being quaran
tined and armed policemen standing at
every door and window to prevent the
people escaping Is presented In Omaha to
night. This morning three well defined cases of
smallpox were discovered at the Vendome
hotel, located in the center of the city. The
health department was notified and plans
were quickly decided upon for quarantining
tha place. A squad of armed policemen,
raced to the scene and when the guests
started on their accustomed duties this
morning, they were driven back into the
houso by force. Traveling men begged to
be permitted to get away, guaranteeing to
leave the city by the first train, or afoot if
necessary. -
Several daring fellows, who preferred nny
sort of an adventure to being shut up for
ten days, slipped out the skylight, scaled
the adjacent roofs and, making their way
through the snow and ice over the house
tops, managed to reach tho ground in
safety, after 'many narrow escapes. A
number of Chicago and St. Louis traveling
men. are in the hotel. Just who they are
nobody cares to examine the register just
at present to find out.
Junta at Hong Kong Says Present Ad
ministration Is Worse Than
HONG KONG. Feb. 3. The Filipino
junta here has issued the following btate
ment: "Simultaneously with the proclamation
of the republic. Aguinaldo released the
Spanish war prisoners a an act of grace.
"The Spanish imposition ot the poll tax
Is enforced by the Americans with greater
severity. Formerly the poor paid $2. and
the rich $37. Now th lowest pay $.". and
tho rich $100, which is greatly exasperat
ing the people.
"The gambling, cockfightlng, bribing,
squeezing and American abuses of the cus
toms are causing demoralization. The
Spanish corrupt, despotic system seems to
be the moral of the American executive.
"The Manila Filipinos are indignant at
the notion of the American journals that
they will tamely submit to be thus ex
perimented with by amateur colonial ad
ministrators, and hope the decision of the
United States senate on Monday will be
of a nature to satisfy their aspirations as
frequently expressed."
Institution With 90,000,000 Capital
Chartered to Do Business in
City of aiextco.
CITY OF .MEXICO. Feb. 3.-A new
financial institution, to be called the Cen
tral Mexican bank, is to be established
here on a broad and liberal charter with
$6,000,000 capital, and shares have been sub
scribed to the amount of $4,000,000 In ex
cess of the capital. One-half of the capi
tal stock has been subscribed to by an in
ternational syndicate. In which J. Pierpont
Morgan, of New York, Blelchroeder and the
Deutsche bank, of Berlin, are, with Henry
C. Creel, of Chihuahua, owners of one-half
of the stock. The other $3,000,000 have been
subscribed here. Mr. Creel will be pres
ident of the bank, which will do a general
business. The capital will be increased as
the business grows. '
It Will Last Twenty Weeks and "Will
Extend From New York to
San Francisco.
NEW YORK, Feb. 3. The negotiations
for Sir Henry living's tour of this coun
try, to begin next October, have progressed,
so satisfactorily that his personal repre
sentative, Bram, Stoker, has started for
this country.
Sir Henry's tour will last about twenty
weeks and will extend from Boston to
San Francisco, with especially long en
gagement In New York and In the Cali
fornia capital. Mr. Stoker's stay here will
be brief, as his visit Is made solely for the
purpose of meeting in this city the various
managers interested In tho tour and ar
ranging certain details.
Governor Poynter Sends a Telegram
to Secretary Alger Requesting
Ills Removal,
LINCOLN, NEB.. Feb. 3.-Governor
Poynter this evening, through Adjutant
General Barry, sent a telegram to Secretary
of War Alger requesting the removal of
Colonel Stotzenburg'of the First Nebraska
regiment, at Manila. The action follows
tho presentation of a petition from 174 dis
charged members of the First Nebraska
and resolutions parsed by the legislature
providing for an investigation of charges
made against him.
Colonel Stotzenburg holds rank of lieu
tenant in the regular army, but Joined the
Nebraska volunteers after mustering In the
regiment, and was later made colonel.
Anti-Saloon League Offers to Pay Halt
the Cost of Closing Akron
COLUMBUS. O.. Feb. 3. The threat of
the Akron" saloonkeepers to close all the
saloons ot that city has called forth a
challenge from the Ohio Anti-Saloon
League, which says:
"We recognize this as an old bluff of the
Liquor League, often threatened but never
carried out. Believing that If Akron were
really to have two years ot no Ealoons,
she would never permit their return, the
league agrees. If the saloonlsts make good
their threat, to raise one-half the money
to indemnify the idle saloonkeeper and to
five the very best security from among the
usiness men of Akron."
American Representative at Patras,
Greece, Has Fallen a Victim
to Hydrophobia.
PATRAS. GREECE, Feb. 3.-ColviUe In
gate, American vice consul here, has died
of hydrophobia. Ho was bitten two months
ago," but kept the matter secret. He re
fused treatment. He was much beloved and
Mr. Ingate was appointed vice consul of
the United States at Patras on November
21, l. He was born In Mississippi, but
moved to Alabama, where he established
his residence. He was appointed Into the
consular service from the latter stated
Smoking Led to His Death.
JOPLIN. MO., Feb. 3. (Special.) Matthew
S. B. Jones, an old resident and prominent
business man of Joplln, was fatally burned
by setting fire to bis clothing while light
ing his pipe last night and died from the
effects or his Injuries this morning. He was
65 j ears old and was prosperous.
Bridegroom Is Missing.
ST. JOSEPH, MO.. Feb. 3. (Special.)
Matt Cunlon. a wealthy resident or the
Indian Territory, came to St. Joseph to be
married, last Tuesday, to Miss Lizzie Rush.
Sunday night he disappeared and is still
missing. He had $i00 In his pocket. Foul
play is feared.
A New Cereal Trust.
CHICAGO. Feb. 3. A combine covering
all grades of oatmeal and other breakfast
foods, both in bulk and package, is in
progress ot formation and will be launched
within a few days. The new corporation Is
to absorb the American Cereal Company
and about ten smaller concerns In the same
Filipinos and Stone Are for the "Peo
ple's Candidate' Crow's Strengths
Problematical Condition of
Administration In the
State Assembly.
JEFFERSON CITY. MO.. Feb. 3.-(Sp-cial.)
"The Kansas City Journal was
right, when it stated some time ago that I
was not a candidate for governor of Mis
souri." said ex-Governor Stone to tho cor
respondent for The Journal to-day.
"J am. not a candidate, nor would I ac
cept a renomlnation. The story Is too
absurd to be given credence. The news
papers have been Turning ma for every
thing from- constable to president,"
"But is it not true, governor, that In
case Bryan should be deemed unavailable,
you will be a candidate before the Demo
cratic convention In 1900, for the presiden
tial nomination?" was asked.
Governor Stono attempted to turn tho
conversation, but upon a repetition of tha
question, h? ,sald:
"I don't want to talk to you about that.
You can interview me. It "you want to,
about the. women or about good roads or
good cigars or good whisky; but don't ask
me about politics. I don't know anything;
about that."
The governor went on to say that there
was no political significance attached to
his visits to Jefferson City. He said that
he knew neither Filipinos nor regulars, but
only Democrats.
But by whatever name tho governor may
know them, it Is true that Mr. Stone was
closeted with Mr. Lee and Mr. Wbltecotton
during the greater part of. the afternoon
in Mr. Whitecotton's room on Stewart
street," It was 2 o'clock when Governor
Stone and Mr. Leo went together to Mr.
"Whitecotton's room, and it was 6 o'clock:
when the session broke up.
Politics, of course, was the subject of
the conversation. Candidates for tho
presidency came In for a sharo of atten
tion." It was the consensus of opinion that.
If the convention were to be held to-day,
Bryan would be the nominee by acclama
tion. But conditions may change, and. in
that case, the Filipino leaders were of tho
opinion that nothing" conld defeat WHlIanv
J. Stono for the nomination. And. In any
case. It was decreed that Stone will be in
the race in 1904. and. in the meantime, a
seat In the United States" senate la to givo
him prestige.
National politics disposed of, attention
was turned to affairs of state. Tha avail
ability of several candidates for governor
was discussed, the object being to select
the strongest man to defeat the Stephens
machine. Stone and the rest of them ex
pressed themselves for Dave Ball, If ba
can win. The situation, they thought, was
Dockery against the Held. Stone was ot
the opinion that Crow and Ball would to
gether come to the convention with moro
votes than Dockery. The others .tried to
dissuade Stone from the belief that Crow
was a candidate, but the ex-governor de
clared that Crow had told him that he was
In the race to stay and that he-believed ha
could win. It waa admitted that Crow
would carry Southwest Missouri and that,
with the corporations back ot him. ha
could gain a powerful support from the del
egates. The conferees dreto comfort from
the fact that Stephens seems to be giving
his influence to the attorney general's boom.
This, it was said, would prove most for
tunate for the other candidates. The, handi
cap of the governor's support. It was be
belleved, would be,more than Crow could
overcome, even with the corporations set
ting the pace for him. But It was Stone's
opinion that Stephens Is not sincerely for
Crow. He believed that Stephens and BUI
Phelps were using Crow, to pull chestnuts
out of the coals -for Dockery. He pro
phesied that, when the time came. Crow's
alleged friends would show him the for
lorn hope off hl3 candidacy, and his dele
gates would be transferred to Dockery. ,
With Stephens supporting Dockery, It
would naturally be the cue of the Filipino
forces to 'oppose him. They must pick out
a man 'who could win; but, in all events,
they must. In justice to their cause, hit hard
against the present state house ring, which.
Is led by Stephens, Selbert and the corpor
ations. How to break up the combination was
the question. George Lee suggested a plan
to divorce Jim Selbert from the unholy
alliance. It Is generally understood that
Selbert and Dockery have an understand
ing, by which the latter Is to have tho
Influence of the state auditor In his race
for gubernatorial honors and Selbert Is to
have the appointment as excise commis
sioner of St. Louis with its princely fees
to make him a wealthy man. But It was
suggested what if those fees were cut
down, say, to $2,500. Would Selbert still be
for'Dockery? The problem was worth solv
ing, so It was decided that the bill to trim
the fees of the excise commissioner will
have the support of the Filipinos. It waa
believed that when the office of excise com
missioner was made unavailable. Selbert's
county machine and legislative comblno
would also be. unavailable for Dockery pur
poses. Mr. Whltecotton did not have much to
say. He is in an embarrassing position.
Monroe county Is said to be for Dockery.
and It has been reported that the member
from Monroe Is also a Dockery man. But
Ball aided Whltecotton in his race for
speaker ot the house, and the latter la
therefore under obligations to Ball. Ball
Is also a Filipino of the Filipinos. He Is a
fighter of the Whltecotton-Knelsley order
and Whitecotton's sympathies are undoubt
edly with Ball. He expressed the belief
that Dockery had reached the acme of his
strength; that his boom had been launch
ed too soon; and that from now on it
would be on the wane. It was pointed out
that Dockery had bought up all the llttlo
country papers that would consent to bo
bought, and It was thought that the re
mainder of the state press would opposo
Tho fact that it is charged that Dockery
was a goldbug up to 'the time ot the adop
tion of the Chicago platform will also bo
used against him with the free silver con
tingent of the Democracy. And so for tha
present, at least. Stone and Lee and Whlte
cotton and the other Filipinos are for Ball.
He embodies all .the. antagonism of In-
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