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THE KANSAS. CITY JOURNAL, SUNDAY,. FEBRUARY ,5, 1899. 9 ., ... i i - , t . " .-. - .-t-t,.i jSjw.ji v v GUT GAPERS ON ICE AXMJAIi OARXIVAL OP LADIES' BOAT CLUB A SUCCESS. i ' Washinftton Parle Vai Thro need Yes terday With Merry Voiced and Agile Skaters "Who Contest ed for Prizes Winners. The annual skating carnival of the Ladles' Boat Club was held on the thick Ice at Washington park J e&terd'ay and was one of the most successful in the history or the club. There were probably 1,000 people present during the afternoon, the youth of the city being- there in lorce A great deal of work had been done on the Ice to render Is as nearly perfect as possible, and the efforts of the management were rewarded. Barring a brittleness due to the extreme low temperature and small spots of snowed Toughness here and there, the surface was of the best. Much interest was displaced in the vari ous events, beginning with the bos' race at noon, and, it was kept up throughout the day. "What mattered It that a cold CUTTING A FANCY FIGURE north wind was blowing across the lake and that the temperature was hovering suspiciously close to zero? Of course, it brought blue noses, cold toes and numb fingers, but nobody minded that, for there was the clubhouse to go to and a big, cheery wood Are sending out all sorts of neat. Besides, this gala event only comes once in the year, and minor discomforts were not heeded. There was a very large proportion of girls and young women on the ice, and rival colors worn bya number of them lent a pleasing touch to a very pleasing scene. And they could skate, too. these Kansas City glris, cutting all eorts of graceful figT jires.onthe Jce... Jlost, of, them, however, confined themselves to the "outer edgeT' the long roll which, when done well, is the prettiest of all ice feats. And those ofrthe girls who couldn't skate Just acted as If they could, and that's half the battle, when they went down they laughed as if they enjoyed it, got up and started oft again just as if nothing had happened, without even waiting to brush off their skirts, so full of zest for the sport were, they. And there was the omnipresent small boy yes, and the big boy, too and that ' TON! PASTOR Has a Few Words to Say About "Hjomei." It will pay you to read the opinion of this well known actor and manager regarding the New Treatment for diseases of the respiratory organs. New York City, , Sept 20, 1897. R. T. BOOTH CO.: Deab Sms One may live without "Hyomei," but one can notlive truly happy without it So far as I know, it is the only remedy that positively cures catarrh and kindred diseases and prevents colds. It has been invaluable to me, for in my work much depends on my freedom from colds. Did you ever notice that, in spile of all the wonderful claim made by Catarrh spe cialists and manufacturers, not one of them dare guarantee their treatment? "HYO-H MBI" IS GUARANTEED because it is ac knowledgod by the physicians to be the only known cure for Catarrh, Bronchitis and Consumption. It is guaranteed because we do not wish to take jour money unless It does cure. Price: Trial Outfits, 25c; Regu lar Outfits, $1.00; Extra Bottles, 50a Hyomei Balm, 25c Hyomei -Guaranteed Dyspepsia Cure. 50c All druggists, or sent by mail. Sen lor (older ana "Storr ol Hjmnel." THE R. T. BOOTH CO., Auditorium Bldg., Chicago. ti ?3& I do not believe then is a case of dyspep sia, indigestion, or any stomach trouble that cannot be re lieved at once and permanently cured by my DYSPEPSIA CUKE.- MUNYON. At all druggists, 25c. a vial. - Guide to Health and medi cal advice free. 1505 Arch street, Phila. good old game of "shinny" that made everybody hop about.when the puck came whirling by. It is decidedly a terrifying HumtttL 1U Ullli lUUk J1L11U UUUUJl Ol WOOD. between one's feet and a howling mob of "jo 41, w jib iiciuiiL: eii.ui7i3 iu et u cracK at it with their club, utterly impervious to the fact that some people own feet. Till. It . if n 4nTl.. .... . .1 . . on the ice at Washington park yesterday. J , i 4,-lvc wu. iu Liiere was not an incident that marred a splendid after- ii DuMnisc iu iiuic ijuw many really good skaters there were on the ice. AT THE SKATING CARNIVAL. There is no chance in this climate to Ofjpop the excellencies and surpassing klll on the steels that are possessed by our Northern brothers, but the exposition yesterday demonstrated that opportunities had not been neglected. AH of the events were closely contested and, with few ex ceptions, theientries were good. The sum mary follows: , Boys' race Prize, pear handled pocket knife; twelve entries; won by Kersey'Hur- Girls' race Prize, pocketbook; three en tries; won by Dora Rowe. Boj s and girls' race, double Prizes, knife and skates: won by Cora Lockhart and Luther Yale. . Mll . , Men's quarter mile race-Prize, umbrella;' twenty-two entries; won by Lytle Harri son. . Ladles and Men's race, couples Prizes, gloves and knife; five entries; won by Miss. V urn and Fred Davis. -Ladies' fancy and figured skating Prize, stickpin; two entries; won by Mrs. Virginia Ashton. Men's fancy and figured skating Prize, cardcase; two entries; won by Frank Knox. BOTH CLAIM MELBA. Sot Certain. Whether She and Her Company Will Sins at Coatcs or Auditorium. Manager O. D. "Woodward, of the Audi torium, yesterday announced that the Melba grand opera company was booked to sing at his theater Saturday night, March 4. As this is the same date an rounced for the Melba engagement at tha Coates, Mr. Woodward was asked to ex plain. "When I read the announcement this morning that Melba was to sing at the Coates," said Mr. Woodward, "I was very much surprised, for it was only yesterday that I received a letter from Mr. Burgess saying that he had booked the attraction rni tna A tiriltn.l,m T . .... i-. Mr. Burgess, and soon received an answer confirming the letter, and saying that he nan fMn!n n rrn . !. i.f- ,!. company for both our Omaha and Kansas) City houses. We had been negotiating for some time, and I know, too, that there had been proposals, back and forth, with . ,,.Coate!5 management, t presume tho Auditorium was preferred, as the capacity is greater and the stage is larger. Stage room is a good deal of a consideration J?r sliS? an attraction, es there are more than 100 people in the company." Sir. Lon Hudson was seen at the Coates last night and said he was not tho least disturbed by the announcement that Melba was to sing at the Auditorium. "All I know, said Mr. Hudson, "is that we re ceived a letter yesterday from Klaw & Erianger. who do all our booking for us. announcing that Melba had been booked for March 4. That ought to be sufficient." Meantime the opera toers of Kansas rlZ. me,lhe satlsfactIon of knowing that IrlPV Trill lirifo m-oiifl aa .a . 7 "V - ujJUiu, uu a, DIE" Seal at one house or the other. ARMY AND NAVY UNION. Will Celebrate Washington's Birth day at Its Sew Hall, 12 West Tenth Street. The Army and Navy Union of Knnsnii City Is preparing for a celebration of Wash ington s birthday by an open. meeting, and its first meeting In its new Quarters at the Zahner & Battel! hall, 12 West Tenth street. An aaaress will be delivered by General Milton Moore and there will be other inter esting features. All old Union and Confed erate soldiers and all ex-regulars and vol unteers in the late Spanish-American war are iniltcd to attend this meeting. .The Army and Navy Union, since throw ing open its membership to soldiers of the late war, is Increasing so rapidly that the larger quarters became necessary. Here after the meetings will be held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Hx-Cauadlans to Entertain. The Ex-Canadians are going to show i.feiit- .v.y umi .ivj mo uii tu;Livt; part OE .I.A nnnlll.flnn f? T n....... ft,.v IT., i . .. recently organized their Ex-Canadian So- tt at- f Iia i ACT cnla(tv Yaa Att .3 a . t - 14, at tho Warwick Club rooms. There will be a programme of vocal and Instrumental music and speaking, refreshments and uciKjiurs i-'3 (uwfcKiiuuic win ue givn exclusively by Canadians and ex-Canadi-. uius 0111 tncBt: aic uie run ul IJlXJpie Only who "will be Invited. Invitations by those ! l 4 1 Mvtlr AA T1Am Allnll1 1... vwiwzxj unit nu.n.v.s in r u ciiKiuic tan up se cured from any member of the Ex-Cana-dlan SocIetVs entertainment committee. tttiiv. una mc u.vum n wia.if,tr. JliUCIl woman In attendance. Trill receive- as a ............I.. JO..A nt .1... T,... ... Jl suuicuu nut? v. lud ijtuiii uiuninn(i jubilee medals. Valuable Specimens of Ore. Philip E. Burrough, the British vice ron sul, -will again show his Interest in Kan sas City's public library museum, this time by presenting to it as a foundation for tho proposed mineral collection a large num ber of very fine specimens of ore from the Klondike region. Mr. Burrough received the specimens yesterday from a. friend lo cated at Kamloops, B. C, near the Klon dike country. 3F BkLSsSSSSSSsY KANSAS CITY-HEALTHY AXXUAL DEATH BATE PER 1,000 OP POPULATION lO.O. Present Winter Wns Remarkable In .Its Severity Upon the Aired, and Insurance Statistics Were Shattered. Th city health department has prepared Its annual report for 1S9S, showing that, from the standpoint of health alone, Kan sas City Is a good place to live in. Based on a pppulatlon of 200,000, the death rate for the year was 10.80, or an average of not quite eleven people to every 1,000. The total number of deaths was 2.1S1, January heading the list, with 209, and September proUng to bo the healthiest month, vwth 12S. These statistics do not bear out the theory of physicians and life Insurance companies 'as to the age when death is most likely to occur. For instance, last year the heaviest death list was among people between the ages of SO and 40, the number djing between thoso aged being 27S, a time of life when the aver age human being is supposed to be in the best condition to resist disease. Over one fourth of the deaths were among children between the ages of 1 and 5 jears, the total number being 591. Life, in Kansas City is conducive to longevity, as eleven people Ued to pass the 90 mark 'and al most reach the 100 mark before death over took them. Only forty-two persons grew sufficiently tired of life to commit suicide. The births were more numerous than the deaths, the total being 2,877, of which 0 occurred In August, the highest number in any one month, and VS In September, the lowest number in any one month. . The city dispensary did a rushing bus iness in 1S9S, the druggist filling 20.D49 pre scriptions. The city phjsician and his as sistants treated 1S.C19 patients at the board of health, and made 4.416 visits. The total number of children vaccinated was 2,300. While Kansas City was not visited by an epidemic the past ear there were enough cases of contagious diseases to keep the health department busy, the total number being 1,161. Of this nunjber 792 were measles and 193 scarlet fever. The trarbaerfi dpnnrtmpnt mmnvan no. at? cubic feet of garbage In the year at a cost fU.6S. or an aerage of $73 S4 to each i-OOO inhabitants. Tho city chemist tested 2,413 samples of milk and found 141 of the samples did not contain the required amount of butter fat. There were sixty four convictions in police court for the offense. There were 266 deaths in January and on accounSt of the unusual cold and damp weather pneumonia and grip are found to have been responsible for about one-third of tho deaths, there being fifty from pneu- muma. ana imny-inree rrom grip or eighty three for both out of 2C6 in all, tho record for each day being as follows: Dy. Pneumonia. Grip. January 1 3 i January 2 2 ... January 3 i i January 4 4 2 January 5................ 2 January 6 2 1 January 7 3 3 January 8 1 January 9............ .. 2 January 10 2 January 11 2 January 12.. 3 4 January 13 4 1 January 14 , 1 ' 1 January 13 3 x January 16 2 2 January 17... 2 4 January 18 j 1 January 19 January 20 3 ' January 21 j January 22 ., 1 January 23 1 " January24 2 i Januarys 1 January 26 1 j January 27 1 January 28 January 29u 2 "3 JanuarySO ,. , January 31 Totals.. MR. MACMILLAN EXPLAINS. -Ee?,s, "WnyL Gas Company HaSjDcduct eu 40 Per Cent From the'l'rlce ' of City Gas. In the examination of the books of the Kansas City, Missouri, Gas Company, by the council committee, it was learned tliatt In estimating the gross receipts of the .company. 40 per cent of tho $10,000 a year received from the city for street lighting was deducted for maintenance charges be fore the city's charge of 2 per cent on the gross receipts of the company was figured. When Alderman Munson and the otheri members of the company were made aware of this they decided to call the attention of the council to It in the report which will bo submitted in about two weeks. The committee is of the opinion that the gas company should include all of the $10,0u0 In its gross receipts. In explanation of the action of the gas company, k. Macmillan, the secretary, said: We have made payment to the city of 2 per cent of the gross receipts from the sales of all gas speclrically and fully, as we ara directed to do in terms of our contract with the city. It will be noted that section 3 tequires us to pay '2 per cent of the gross receipts from the sales of all gas sold.' Section 4 of our ordinance states that in making a bid for the annual contract for the supply of gas to the city for street lamps, the rate shall not exceed $12 per annum for street lamps burning gas at the r1..0' fiVr (4) feet Per hour for the moon light, or $18 per annum for all night schedule,- said sum in either case to include lighting, extinguishing and cleaning. In determining the amount recehed from the city for gas sold, through street lamps, the actual cost of lighting, extinguishing and cleaning Is deducted from the rate (now fli per annum), the remainder is the gross receipts for the ras sold. "bection 2 of our franchise prohibits the Eas c?Spany from charging more than $1 per 1,000 cubic feet for gas for 'public or private consumption.' The amount of gas consumed by each public light for a jcar under tho moonlight schedule would be .abput 8,000 cubic feet, at $1 per 1,000, the maximum rate the company can charge, the gas consumed by each light would cost $3, but tho company is not only required to furnish the gas necessary for each street lamp, but also to light and extinguish and clean the lamp, and It is for furnishing S.000 cubic feet of gas and tho work, of lighting, extinguishing and cleaning the lamps that It is allowed $12 per year. To construe the $12 as a receipt for gas alone, would not only do violence to section of 4 of the franchise, which expressly declares that It shall bo for lighting and extin guishing the lamps, as well as for furnish ing the gas, but it would be authorizing the company to charge the city $1.50 per 1,000 for the gas used in the street lamps when section 2 of the franchise expresslv prohibits it from charging more than $1 per 1,000. " ' "By deducting the cost of lighting and extinguishing the strcefHamRsif rom the $L2 we have a sum slightly lessMhan $1 per 1,000 as the gross sum received for the gas supplied In lighting the street 'lamps. So construed there is no conflict between the different sections of the franchise, and the city receives 2 per cent of every dollar of recelptB of the company from all gas sold. "The company has paid the. city between $12,000 and $15,000 per annum, and that sum would only bo increased about $200 per an num In case it should be required to pay 2 per cent on its receipts for lighting, ex tinguishing and cleaning the street lamps as well as from the gas sold, but we feel that we have put the proper construction on the company's franchise and paid all that Is due the city. If, however, we are mistaken, we shall, of course, promptly rectify the matter: but as we live in Mis souri, we ought to be shown." WANT TO G0JNT0 OPERA. Many Kansas City Aspirants Seek En-' Basements With the Xellaen Comlo Opera Company. The extraordinary success of Miss Alice Nielsen has Inspired many other Kansas City singers with the ambition to go Into opera. Mr. George C. Crager, .business manager, said last night that he had re ceived sixty applications during the past w eek, but that there were no vacancies ex isting or likely to exist in the company, and therefore there was little hope for the applicants. There are two oung women, however, who may be sent for to join the chorus. Miss Nielsen's remarkably successful en gagement' closed last night. The matinee performance was a verltarjle ovation for the young prima donna. More than 500 women occupied the gallery, and many stood on each floor. Miss Nielsen received a bouquet of three dozen American Beauty roses with the compliments of Miss Maud Fritz, the bride-elect of Millionaire Flood.' BRIGHAMITES MEET. Elder Humphreys Declares That Con gressman Roberts Will Be Surely Seated. The annual conference of the followers of Brigham Young in the state of Missouri is In progress at Music hall. Independence. Eighteen elders are In attendance and tho session is to last three days. F. H. Nad Ier, who has been stationed In Kansas City for the past ear, is the presiding offi cer. The' eiders who hae been laboring in the religious field, of Missouri are to be in session until Monday morning. Last night at Music hall the opening session was held and was presided over by Elder Humphreys, of Paris, Id., and Elder Nad ler. Informal talks were made on doctrinal subjects of Interest to the faith. There will bo a session this morning at 10 o'clock, one this "afternoon at 2 o'clock and to night at-7:30 o'clock. 1 There Is a dearth of women at the con ference, yet all are happy and aver that one is sulficient, because the law s.is so. Elder Humphrejs has been laboring with great zeal at Klrksvllle, Mo., and has, been ery successful. "I have been In the field for tbe past two j ears," ho said, "but expect to return home in about two weeks. Poljgamy was never practiced in this state. Relative to the seating of Congressman Roberts, I have not much of an opinion to express. 1 believe that ho will be seated and I do not think it w ill affect the church one way or another. Roberts' election to the house of representatives was purely along politi cal lines. More Gentiles oted for than against him. He is one of the most gifted orators in the West, and Is prominent in the church as well. He was opposed, jou know, by Governor Wells, who is a Mor mon. I affirm that there has not been a plural marriage in the church since 1S90. Roberts married his wives prior to that date." ANXIOUSJNQUIRIES. RelntUcs Ask the' Police to Locate Fred W. Ruemllng and Charles M. Walcott. In the mall delivered to Chief of Police McFarland, of Kansas City, Kas., yester day morning were two letters requesting tho chief to locate missing relatives of the writers. Ernest Bucndlng, of Waterllle, Wis , In formed the chief that his brother, Fred W. Buending, enlisted in tho Third Missouri volunteers, and that he was recently mus tered out of service at the German hos pital in Kansas City, Mo. He stated that he had been told that his brother located in Kansas City, Kas , after being released from the service of Uncle Sam. The second letter was from Walcott Bros., implement dealers at Vernon, III., and they ask for information concerning the whereabouts of Charles M. Walcott, who. It is said, started for Illinois from Tonkawo, O. T.. last month. He has not since been heard from by his brothers, and they are of the opinion that ho has stopped in Kansas City. Regular Teachers Institute. At the regular session of the Teachers' Institute held yesterday morning in the board of education rooms 'at the public li brary, Mis -Katherlne Fisher read a pa per upon "The Annals of -Tacitus." The paper upon "How to Test tho Value of a Teacher's AVork," prepared by Miss Sophia A. Richards, of tho Yeager school, wns read by Miss Berger. A paper upon "Appreciation" was read before the prin cipals' section of the institute by Princi pal J. T. Ridgeway, of the Washington school. The latter paper was discussed by R. F. Knight, professor or mathematics at the Manual Training high Echool. The address of the morning was delivered by Dr.. George H. Combs on the subject. "Victor Hugo." Superintendent S. A. Underwood, of tha Westport schools, was unable to be pres ent to deliver the address he was expect ed togie. School Xotes. The discussion upon "How to Teach Language." by thd teachers of the Benton school, Friday afternoon, was led by Clara Banta urfd Suslo Willis., Adriana Liepsner, of the Bryant school, was unable to takoj charge of her room Wednesday, Thursday! and Friday of last week on account of Illness. During her absence Bessie Jones taught In her place. At the regular meeting, of tho teachers of the Webster school Friday afternoon Principal J. Ui Barnard read his paper upon "Our Manifold Destiny," which was prepared for tho Greenwood Club some tlmo ago " Jtt 'i fuuj . .C1TV JVEWS .IX.jl'AHAGRAPIIS. . ! " Will S. Farlow has been elected first reader of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, to succeed his brother, Alfred Farlow. , ' The R. J- Waddell Investment Company, Ottawa, will remove to Kansas City March I; and will open offices .in tho Massachu setts building. ' , , Mr. George H. Winslow, general secretary of the Kansas City Railroad Y. M. C. A., will address 'the young men at the Y. M. C. A. this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Maor Jones has appointed John F. Moreland to " tho position 'of guard at the workhouse In Dlaco of B. B. Francis. Moreland is president of the Jones Waiters') The Bartenders' Protective and Benevo lent Association gave its second annual ball at Shrine hall last night. Tho hall was too small, as there was a larger attendance than the arrangements committee expected, A Cakewalk was one of the features of the evening. W. P. Beltz. of the Twentieth infantrv. who was wounded before Santiago and re- portea xnieu. applied to tne nre depart ment yesterday for a position. He re ceived his discharge from the regiment shortly before it stated for. Manila on ac count of the wound In ,hls shoulder. A quorum of the bpard of directors of the Manufacturers' Association was unable to be present last evening, so no action was taken on the broposltlon or securing a guaranty for a liberal prize fund for test ing the beet sugar possibilities of this sec tion. Action will probably be taken some time this week.' President-elect M. F., Bradley returned vesterday from the annual meeting of the State Federation of Labor after making a flying trip to St. Louis in the interest of. the organization. A few of the delegates from Kansas City returned with Mr. Brad ley, but most of them were already here, having coma back Friday or Saturday morning. A HUSBAND SAYS: " Jietore my wife began using Mother's Friend she could hardly get around. I do not think she could get along without it now. She has used it for two months and it is a great help to her. She does her housework without trouble. " Mothers Friend is an external liniment for expectant mothers to use. It gives them strength to attend to their household duties almost to the hour of confine ment. It is the one and only prepara tion that overcomes morning sickness and nervousness. It is the only remedy that relaxes and relieves the strain. It is the only remedy that makes labor short and delivery easy. It is the only remedy that puts the breasts in condition so that swelling or rising is impossible. Don't take medicines internally. They endangei the lives of both mother and child. Mother's Friend ts sold by druizutUforSl. Send for our free illustrated book. The Bradfleia Regulator Co., Atlanta,!, IS) ' QssS JsbbbbbbbbibbbI w THE Allopathy and Homeopathy CURE OF DISEASE ARE FOUND IN THE COHBINATION OF THE TWO, QREAT INSTITUTIONS: Branaman Medical Institute Cures by the most scientific; and hlshest absolute price of medicine. A new Vaporizer, or an Inhaler or CATARRH, DEAFNESS, ASTHMA, Kidney. Liver and Bladder Biases. Rheumatism, Heart Disease, Blood Disease, Consumption. Neuralsia Insomnia TWnwm. sia, Skin Disease, Chronic Dysentery. Constipation and any Form of Chronic Disease. euraioia. insomnia. Hyspep- Diseases of Women an Important Feature of the New Treatment. The home treatment by mail is Just as.effective as the office treatment. Write to eltbar offices. Consultation fw Trtii ,-, ment at offices free. Remember, the Branaman iledical Instltuto and Dr. Huntr St. John's Institute are "unitedrfor thP '' of disease. In order to secure the low rates prevailing now apply at once, for the two institutes are now combined In Vh. ju man, building second floor. . . , u luo A"" THE BRANAMAN MEDICAL INSTITUTE, SUCCESSOR TO " . THE COPELAND MEDICAL INSTITUTE, Established 1893. OR. HUNTER ST. JOH N MEDICAL INSTITUTE, Established 180. ALTMAN BUILDING, COR. WALNUT AND ELEVENTH STS., Second Floor. a. M. BRANAMAN, M. D., Chief of Staff of Consulting Physicians. Office hours, 9 a. m. to 7:30 "p. m. Sundays from 9 a. m. to 1 p, m. THE NEWS AT LEAVENWORTH. Judse Hook Avoids a Demonstration by Slipping; Into Town Ahead of Time. LEAVENWORTH, KAS.. Feb. 4.-(Spe-clal.) Judge IV. C. Hook did not arrive on the 1:40 Burlington to-day as he had been announced, 'for the reason that he had quietly slipped into town on the 10:30 Mis souri Pacific the night previous. By this coup Judge Hook saved his modesty the severe Jolt of listening to the laudatory re marks of his many friends. At 9 o'clock this morning he was at his desk in his law office, poring over the abundance of work that had accumulated during his absence. From now until March 1, he will be a very busy man, finishing his connection with the law business of the firm of Baker, Hook & Atwood. Shortly before March 1. he will have ad ministered, probably by Judge Philips, of Kansas City, the oath of office. Judge Hook's first term of court will probably be held in "Wichita on the second Monday in March. He will also hear court at Leavenworth, Topeka and Fort Scott. In addition to his duty as judge of the United States district court he will also preside at sessions of the United States circuit court in these cities. He will at times be called upon to sit as an associate of Circuit Judges Caldwell, Sanborn or Thayer, or he may be called upon by Judge Caldwell to hold court anywhere in the circuit which includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Ar kansas. Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota and Wyoming. Sentence and Divorce Day. WMIanVReady, convicted at this term of court of having pilfered the Third Avenue echool building, was to-day sentenced by Judge Myers to one year in the state peni tentiary. This is Ready's first sentence, but' his parents thought the penitentiary a better reformatory than that at Hutchin son. John Reney was given one year in the penitentiary for robbing an old veteran. Judge Myers was moved to give Reney the minimum sentence permitted by numerous citizens who testified to Roney's former good character and insisted that he had been urged by others to commit this of fense. Divorces were sxanted as fnitnwa mi.-o irum uaxies iueizger; juzaDetn rrom Ell Pettit; Emma from Joseph Behringer. In the latter case alimony was allowed Mrs. Behringer amounting to J700, to be paid within ten days. The amount of ball for Fred W00H, charged with the murder of William Ma her, was fixed at $1,500, and that of William Karns. for the murder of Thomas Breese. ataooo. - Election Contest Court Organises. The contest court to hear the Wulfekuhl-er-Wendorff election contest met and or ganized in the probate courtroom to-day. Associated with Probate Judge Hawn are Attorneys C. F. W. Dassler and G. H. G11I patrlck. Mr. Wulfekuhler. whom the coun ty board declared defeated for the office of county attorney, will be represented by himself, his law partner. F. P. Harkness, Judge W. A. Porter and H. E. Michael. Mr. Wendorff will be assisted by A. E. Dempsey. The court after organizing adjourned until a week from next Monday. Anthony Sues for I.lbel. D. R. Anthony, editor of the Leaven worth Times, filed suit In tha district court to-day against the publishers of 'the Leav enworth Evening Standard to collect $5,000 damages for libel. He charges that paper with publishing, on February 10, 1SDS, a three line item In which he is charged with receiving t2o a month front Mr. Sher man, the proprietor of a gambling con cern. Anthony denies the Imputation in toto and sues for the above damages. An Early Settler Dead. Mrs. Ann Ryan-Fitzgerald, aged 69 years, died at her home, 223 Kiowa, at 9 o'clock this morning of pneumonia. Mrs. Fitzgerald was born at Denohal, County Tlpperary, but had resided In this city since 1S58. The funeral will be from the family home at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning. INDEPENDENCE. P. V. Sargent has purchased the L. C. Carpenter residence, on Alton avenue. Dr. J. M. Chaney left yesterday for Pleasant Hill, where he will conduct serv ices to-day. The funeral of J. II. Drowns will take place this morning at 11 o'clock from the Latter Day Saints' church. Miss Pauline Webb, who has been tha guest of the Ml?6es Wilson, has returned to her home at Galena. Kas. Oscar Mindrup sold a portion of the Will iam Duke farm yesterday to Furh Bros. The consideration was 11,625. Thomas Herson and family have decided to make their homo In Independence again after an absence of several years. M. L Hall and J. W. Mercer have re turned home from Jefferson City, where they have been looking after political in terests. Phillip Johnson, of Liberty, Mo., has purchased the former residence of Colonel L- P Mulr, on South Liberty street, and will locate in this city. J. G. Parton left last evening for Colo rado Springs on a visit to his wife, who Is in the West on account of her health. He will be absent several days. Members of the Monday Night Qard Club who expect to attend the meeting at the home of Mrs. Frank Wilson, In Kansas City are requested to leave on the 7:05 train Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Hands, of 1017 West Maple avenue, gave a literary card party Friday evening. The following were pres ent' Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. O. L. James, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Murohy. Mr. and Mrs, Dell White, Mr. and Mrs H. M. Mills. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. 'Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. William Mills, Professor ana jutb. juupa oimui; jtusses toio muI Fannie Williamson. Misses Carry and Jessie Davis, Miss Fannie Mills, Miss Jennie Aiorsa-" uL rnuuui, jtu., au Pearl Haley. Miss Flora Adney, of Kansas City: Mr. C. G. Adney, of Kansas City; Mr. Neal Mills. Mr. Amnion White. If you. want written a sharp, snappy ad., send for oar solicitor. BEST FEATORES op ... . FOR THE ... . . Dr. Hunter St. Johns Institute elements of professional skill in either allopathey or homeopathy durlnr Febrni-r t - tt ".j . Ear Medlcator given Frco to new patients this month. Diseases treated! MRS. LEON HAHN FALLS DEAD While Seated at a Restaurant Table She Is Suddenly Stricken Cor oner to Hold Inquest. Mrs. Leon Hahn, aged's; years, died very suddenly in Wood's restaurant at 72 'North James street, Kansas City, Kas., last night shortly before 6t6'clock. She called at the restaurant for her , supper and while seated at a table, fell to the floor, expiring in a few minutes. It is claimed that the deceased was ad dicted to the morphine habit and that her death was caused from excessive and con tinuous use of the drug. Police Surgeon Eager was first summoned but when he arrived the woman was dead. He notified Coroner Tracy, who will probably caui a post mortem examination to be held to morrow. Deceased was married, but had 'not lived with her husband for some time. She claimed to be a daughter of Mark Crom well, a well known resident of the First ward. Resolutions of Respect. . William K. Hewitt, who died of Bright's disease at his home. 3333 Troost avenue, Friday afternoon, will be burled in Forest Hill cemetery to-day. The-funeral services will be held from the home at 2 o'clock. At the meeting of the board of trade, of which he was a prominent member, the following resolutions were adopted yester day morning: "It Is with profound sorrow that .we have learned of the death of our esteemed fellow member, William K. Hewitt. "We recognized Mr. Hewitt as a man of ster ling Integrity, of strong convictions and un swerving devotion to them. 'He was pos sessed of many qualities of mind and heart that endeared him to his associates. "To his bereaved family Wo extend our sincere and heartfelt sympathy. As a- mark of respect to his memory the board of trade shall adjourn this day at 12 o'clock." Mrs. Eunice A. Johnson Dead.' Mrs. Eunice A, Johnson, aged 60 vears,, died at her home. Eleventh and Tracy, yesterday afternoon. of the grip- The funeral will be held from the home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. ilr. Talbot offi ciating. The burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. Other Deaths and Funerals. Joseph, the Infant son of M. J. Redding, died from the effects of the grip at 1322 East Tenth street yesterday. The funeral will be held from the residence this after noon, at 2 o'clock. OH Band, who waa burned by the explo sion of a gasoline stove about a week 'ago, at 2212 East .Fifteenth street, died yester day morning of her injuries. The Degree of Honor members are re quested to attend the funeral of E. R. Mul- key. to be held at 415 East Eleventh street at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Arnbs Mix It Vp. ". Mike Musselman, an Arabian peddler who lives at 114 Locust street, was brutally assaulted about 7 o'clock last night by an other Arab named John Chakara and his 12-year-old son. One of Chakara'a sons was fighting with another hoy in front of Musselman's house and tho latter tried to part them. Then old man Chakara and another son pounced on Musselman and gave him a sound thrashing; During the row Musselman was knocked down twice by being struck on tho 'head with stones. Dr. Manahan dressed Musselman's wounds at police headquarters. Charged With 'stealing Goods. Joseph Kelly, ,a drl er for' the transfer company of Freeman & Duncan, 132G St. Louis avenue, was arrested last night by Officer Lynch and locked up at the Mul berry street station. A warrant will be sworn out charging him with stealing $70 worth of goods belonging to wholesale houses In the bottoms, which he had re ceived as agent for the transfer company. He will be charged with veiling the goods and appropriating the money. When nr rested he) did not have any moneyon-his . J Thinks She Is Deserted. ' Mrs. Robert Cooper, or 433 West Sev enth street, a bride of two weeks, report ed to the police yesterday that her hus band deserted her last Tuesday for an other woman. Sho Is anxious to havo'hlm located and will prosecute him if he can be found. Mrs. Cooper informed the police -that her husband Is supposed to have loft Kansas City In the company of a woman who lived at 1S23& Mam' street, and who formerly resided at Independence. Charged With Burglary. A negro, giving his name as James" Sears, was arrested yesterday afternoon by Ser geant Murphy and Officer Coughlan on a state warrant charging him with burclarr and grand larceny. Sears is accused of, Dreaxing, into William HiacKsmitn's pa loon last Tuesday night and tapping the till and making away with a lot or cigars and whiskies. Kenyon G. Loa-rans Makes a Change. Mr. Kenyon G. Leavans, who for some time was. assistant cashier of the Midland National bank, and who, since the absorp tion of that institution by the National Bank of Commerce, has. been chief clerk In the latter concern, yesterday accepted an offer to take the assistant cashlershlp of the New England National bank. He will make the change Immediately. Mr. Leav ans Is one of the best known bank men In Kansas City, having beenln- the business ror a numDer or years. Restrained the Company. A temnnmnr rpalrfllnln nrrtnr nrna i!e sued by Judge Slover yesterday enjoining luo jueiruuouiiin. Dixeei; .nauway. company from runninir its cars Into Fairmaunt narir over the oldJUr Line switch. lima was allowed the street railwav company to Institute condemnation pro-- ? mt,ie 8tElP o sroun belonging to ."?, "tj""" " " "l w use w....w.Mw,,a Tarrlns and Feathering- OsceLegtL ration can have Its legal business, worth m...!.... j ,.i...i . , ,at least J50 a month. Address R 724 Jour Tarring and feathering was onco a legal ai office punishment for theft. It-is said to btr . 01""- found in the statutes, of both England and I 1007 GRAND Nice, large rooms, from JL23 France about the time of the crusades. jto 3jperweek. . . . 3U . EXCELSIOR FARM SAUSAGE riak&s the norning Meal Perfect. 'It Is handled by all the best dealers in town, among whomtare: H. M. Taylor,. KB Minnesota avenue. Theodore Tupen, SI3 Minnesota avenue. "M."Wooir, 1214 East Fifth street. G. F. Crawford. S23 Walnut street. Z. J. Anthony, 611 Springfield avenue, . E. B. Summerwell. Linwood and Holmes. MADE ONLY BY ArmourPacking Co., ' KANSAS CITY, iTO MADE IN KANSAS CITY. U. S. A. BRUSH CREEK COAL Is without an equal for domestic use. Most economical Coal burned. Slakes the most heat. Office, Gibraltar liil.li, TXLSFKONll 730. BURNSIDE'S RHEUMATIC SPECIFIC GotS rujt ffl IhM maat and mIImm it oses, curiae ptrmiatntlr la tt r7 t? nort um- aanunsiusi sad Burnildt'i pci8a ess't bstk w suaar vxm sun rose II pena r yon tr sty which too pnfer. FEDERMA.VN A 11AT.LAR. Sal Axtsts. Os bis St DIAMOND DRUG STORE M4 Mmia Street. And All Dnwflits. ryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yj Cps r . NONE BETTER ANYWHERE Than our Plumblac and Gas Fittings. lioss Heating & Pluibiog Co.. ft 1016 Walnut Street. fjjyjjyjjyjyjjjjyjjyjjyk imffffi QUICK. DBLIVBRY BAILROAD TRANSFER CO, 3rd and Wjandotts St. Tel. 303 and 157. Freight. Btu'Zt ml lliarr - Prompt u4 utlitscury strrlcs cuirutetd, Dl H. BOWES. Tntft. TOO LATE TO CX ASSIST. OEIflraQDWIOD FmKfl,, 80 acre, Cass county. Mo. 160 acre, Wright county. Mo. '120 acre, Cass county. Mo. 300 aero. Wjandotte county, Kas. 640 acre, Franklin county, Kas. 82 acre, Wyandotte county.Xas. JOHN B. CAMPBELL. 411 Kansas aveaue. Kansas City. Kas. vntrvn man nr wnmnn iinnmnS- having Jl.OOO to J1.20O to loan on security; 'can secure nice omce situation at 3J to 2a per weefc. Address T 371. Journal office. LAWYER taking JSOO of stock; In corpc- , Mir A 3 m bXs44SCCVN pi ivV ..