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r --- -W- " . -r - THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5. 1899. 12 ';;i; jgggg5sfcr,V &,ri;?$4i ROBERTS OF UTAH THE MORMON' CHAMriOX AXD TOXENT OP POLYGAMY. ex- CHURCHMAN AND JOURNALIST FACTS ABOUT A 3ICCH-DISCESSED AND ItEVILED MAX. Despite the Opposition to IIIb Taklns IIIk vent Iu Coueremt us TJtnli'a Jtriircsentutlve lie I Com- placeiit mid Confident a to Future. The Ministers Alliance of this city Trill meet to-morrow and formulate plans for the most effective manner of expressing Its opposition to Brigham H. Koberts, who expects to represent the state of Utah in the house of representatives and -who Is preparing to take his seat in that august body next December. The crusade against Koberts Is being waged In every hamlet, town and city in tho country. Ministers have denounced him. legislatures have adopted resolutions censuring him, mono gamous wives are, circulating petitions and the lawmakers of the nation are being almost overwhelmed with letters in which th demand is made that the polygamous TJtahn be not permitted to take his seat. The attempt of the Mormons to Intro duce a polygamlst into congress is de nounced by all as an act of political per fidy as a menace to civilization and as a direct attack upon the sanctity of the Christian home. The election of Roberts to congress is viewed as a part of a deep-laid plan, which had its birth almost ten years ago when. In a single night, a powerful local political organization was dissolved and its parti sans announced their readiness to there after ally themselves with the national par ties. For over a quarter of a century a bitter political war has been waged against the- polygamy tenet of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, con gress had passed stringent laws against unlawful cohabitation, many of the church leaders had suffered imprisonment, valur able church property had been escheated to the government and the boon of statehood had thrice been denied because of it. In 1SS0. in order' to stem the tide of aa vee pu'blic opinion, te then president ol .. fhiirrh. the late Wllford oodrun, is sued a manifesto suspending the Pjacuco of polygamy, but it was not until ASM. ..hat ihe Mormons apparently surrendered, and under the aegis of the nag of truce, lmroe cJatlly began to plan for the attainment of statehood, in this they were aided by 3en Ule political tricksters, whose palms Itched Jor the oil of office; sincere men who oe lleved in the protestations of good faith the Mormons' freely Indulged in. and. finally, by tbemajorlty of Gentiles, who had tired of the strife and who affected to believe that the obliteration of the old contentions would xesult In an influx of settlers and an era of prosperity that would soon cause the bitter past to be forgotten. So President Harrison was prevailed upon to issue an amnesty to all who had offended against the laws of the land as set forth In the Edmunds-Tucker law, an act to enable Utah to assume the garb of statehood was -;.. .., nOT in Jnlv. not and a con vention called for the purpose of adopting n constitution for ratlncauonjor rejection at the polls at the same time -tne question of statehood was to be voted upon. Roberta Was Alwny In the Lead. In every movement leading up to statehood Brlgham H. 'Roberts was a leading factor. From a lowly blacksmith and exhorter In the farming village of Centerville. only a few miles from Zion, he nad become a powerln the church., He is to-day the most eloquent speaker tne church has on its payroll: he Is an ardent student, a brilliant writer and as a diplomat (a term whlun means much to churchmen) he has 10.. equals In the country. Whether he is de livering philllplcs irom a pulpit or from a political stump bf Is magnetic; he has the power to sway his hearers at will: he is always logical, apparently honest, and has the reputation of having the courage of h s convictions. But he Is a fanatic He is wedded to his church, and to its somewhat peculiar tenets. The will of the leaders is his law. No task is too difficult, too "diplo matic" or too hazardous for him to under take If bv doing it he can subserve the Interests of his religion. In the fight for statehood he was a power. As editor of the Salt Lake Herald he did cood service for his masters, and as a member or the constitutional convention which met In March. 1SS3, he won the con fidence or the Gentiles. He was looked upon as the mouthpiece of his church and when as editor he promised that his people were acting in good faith many of the sturdy men ana women wnu mi iweuu five vears had fought for the supremacy of American principles In Utah believed In him. He was then living In polygamy; still teaching its principles In church circles. His paper offered a silver cup for the first babe born' on the day that statehood was assured for Utah, and early on that now historic morning a child was born unto one ot his households in Centerville. but the proud parent never put in a claim for th prize. His church doctrines finally clashed with the Gentile opinions of the controlling owner of the Herald and he was relieved from editorial work. - He soon became a political power. He accepted the Democratic nomination for ' congress-without first obtaining tho consent of his church superiors, and as a result was defeated at the polls and "disciplined" for his overt act of independence. He then devoted his time and talents to church work, and was soon again In the good trrarpn nf his ecclesiastical sunerlors. For almost three years Roberts was not much in the public eye. He was sent on several missions to the Eastern states, oc casionally delivered a sermon in the great Mormon tabernacle and has edited a mag azine which is the organ of the Young A magnificent ex ample of what care of health will do for a man is pre sented in the life of Mr. Gladstone, the greatest states man of the century. This "Grand Ultt Man" at eighty-six years of age, retained his intellectual vigor unabat ed, and had not lost the sinewjj grip witlnvhich he fastened upon any subject that interested him. Nearly every man has it jn his power to live to a preen old ape like the great states man of England. It is simply a matter of a little daily thought and regard for health. If, when a man feels that he is a little out of sorts, he will resort to the right remedy, he will never have to submit to the more serious ills of life. Most men, when they have a headache, feel drowsy during the dav and are restless during the night, and find their appetite falling off. pay little or no heed to these warnings. The inevitable result is some dangerous and possibly fatal malady. The doctor may call it contrap tion, malaria or biliousness, or perhaps umc blood or skin disease. It makes hut little difference. These troubles all have their inception in the same cause im proper and insufficient nourishment. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovers; corrects that cause. It makes the appetite keen and hearty, the digestion perfect, the liver active and the blood pure and rich. It is the great blood-maker and flesh-builder. It facilitates the assimilation of the life- fiving elements of the food, filling the lood with the nutriment that makes new and healthy flesh and nerve tissue. Medi cine dealers sell it. "Xst summer," writes Miss Laura Pietsel, of East Bethlehem. Washington Co., Pa., " I vas elng Into consumption. Dr. ricrcc's Golden edical Discovery completely cured me." A man or woman who neglects constipa tion, suffers from slow poisoning. Doctor Pierce's Pleasant Pellets cure constipation. Oner little "Pellet" is a gentle laxative, .Bad two a mild cathartic. Men' Mutual Improvement Association. In its pages he persistently sets forth the rightfulness of polygamy as a divine insti tution. Ho Is also a writer of books church bookB and in them he upholds the teachings and doctrines of Joseph Smith, the prophet, seer and revelator of the church, who. with his brother, Hyrum. was killed in tho Carthage. Mo., Jail, be fore the exodus of his people to Utah, Era of Greater "Religious" Freedom. The dawn of statehood was viewed by the Mormons as the beginning of an era of greater "religious" freedom. Polygamy's head again reared Itself In the social fab ric. Again it was openly advocated and children were born to plural wives without being covered with the cloak of secrecy. City residences were established by men who berore had kept their plural wives In out-of-the-way places, both in Utah and in Idaho. For the sake of peace, which had been so dearly bought, the Gentiles kept silent and the storm-tossed political sea In Utah would probably never have again been disturbed by a billow of dis content had not Roberts, the now recog nized exponent of the polygamous tenet ot the church, a.-pirod to congress. The Gen tiles now know thev nrrp tricked into the walks of political peace and that the push ing forward of Roberts into the halls ot congress has been done by the church for the purpose of testing the mettle of the American people and of eventually re-establishing the open practice of polygamy, with all its heartbreaks, broods of illegiti mate children and un-American homes. A Fnttkfnl l'cn Picture. Roberts has not yet passed the fortieth milestone on life's jourrey, but he has been married four times and at the present time is the head of three households. A better description of him than the follow ing from the pen of a newspaper woman it would be difficult to give: "Brlgam Roberts, she writes. "Is a great, strapping, good-looking, virile, in tensely masculine man, with the persua .siv: wheedling, coaxing volte of a prose lyting ecclesiastic. I have seen a dozen men who are the equal of Brigham Roberts as far as looks go. You will see them in every Dig .Michigan or Wisconsin lumber camp. Great big. good-natured, big-hearted, hard-headed fellows they are, who can drink deep and sleep sound, and awaken after a season of somewhat unconventional lejolclng and look the morning In the face with tho limpid blue eyes of a straightfor ward child. Brigham Roberts is the kind of man I would like to see standing besido mo on the deck cf a burning steamer. He has ,the eye of a man who can rise to an emer gency. He looks as if he loved animals and children, and as If fee understood peo ple and had a sort of primitive instinct which taught him to mold them to his will. He would make a very interesting opponent in a debate, ana he is an orator bom. by every sign and seal of physiognomy. He Is a man who would shoulder his way into some kind of prominence somewhere and somehow In any country where he lived, by mere force of abounding 'and obstreper ous vitality and what, for want of a better name, we caii magnetism. HU Marital Helpmate. But with all of his virility, self-assert-iveness and courage, he will neither admit nor deny -that he Is living in polygamy. His first wife is dead, and of his three living wives the last is the favorite. In Centerville, Cclla Dibble Roberts and Laura Smith Roberts live, each with a brood of children. Their environments are circum scribed by the quiet village In which they have spent all their lives. Laura Smith was his helpmate when he stood over a forge in the village blacksmith shop and is credited with having borne him seven children. After he had become influential in church circles he was sealed to Cella Dibble, and lusty twins arc the fruit of the union. His third wife is now accounted-the fa vorite, and her matrimonial venture with Roberts is the second she has had in polyg amy. Her maiden name was Maggie Cur tis and she was sealed to and later divorced from a polygamlst named Shlpp. She Is a practicing physician In Salt Lake City and for years was known as Dr. Shipp. Dur ing the past year a new sign has been placed on the porch of her modest resi dence and it reaas, Dr. smpp Roberts." At one time she was an ardent woman suffragist and club woman, but her views have changed sinco the fact became known that she Is the plural wife of Roberts and she now believes that it is a mistake- for women to push forward into the industrial field of life or become too active in pollt lcal'.matters. Says Opposition I by Fanatics. Mr. Roberts, according to late advices from Utah, is not permitting the war which is being waged against him to ruffle his complacency. He Is quoted as saying: "There Is no law which can unseat a man who goes to Washington as a represent ative from a sovereign state. Just because he has been guilty of what the laws of that state make a misdemeanor. Polyg amy Is not bigamy. There is a grPat dif ference. JusUthe important difference that there is between a -felony and a misde meanor." . He said also that there was nothing per manent "about this sudden storm of re ligious fanaticism" which Is attacking him. "It will soon be over," said he. "There is the sea serpent to think about. "When they get to telling fine tales' about him, Roberts and his hideous crimes against humanity will be forgotten." Speaking, in the same interview, in a more serious vein, he said: "There Is no use trying to get people to believe the truth about our religion or about us. No matter what we say. It Is misconstrued and ridiculed. Our people have been persecuted, as all tho saints havo been persecuted since the world be gan. These attacks upon me are being made by those whose minds are dark with the clouds of superstition and there is nothing personal in them. These people nave noimng against me as a man; tney do not know me. It Is my religion they hate. Therefore. I bear them neither mal ice nor anger. I can stand persecution for the truth's sake." History Repeating Itself. The opposition to Roberts is only history repeating Itself. In the '70s George Q. Cannon, the .recognized power behind the Mormon theocracy, was elected as a dele gate to congress and because of his being u polygamlst he was opposed so vigorous ly that his expulsion followed. But that happened in the days of territorial vassal age. Now Utah Is a sovereign state, and although its constitution prohlbts polyg amy forever, and for the adoption of which Roberts voted aye. polygamy will soon again be a congressional issue and Roberts, the sturdiest fighter in all Mor- mondom. the grandest orator In tho church. will pose as its persecuted champion and exponent. Early In January an apostlo of the church, noted for his disregard for politi cal promises and his fanaticism In religious matters, asked: "What Is congress going to do about it?" The question has been answered from the hearthstones of thousands of American homes, from almost every pulpit, and In the editorial columns of every self-respecting newspaper In the land. Each recurring day the opposition to Roberts Is growing stronger and by the time he presents him self at the bar of the house in December next tho demand for his expulsion will be so great that few. If any, of the repre sentatives will dare to vote to uphold the polygamlst at the expense of the pur ity of American homes in which one queen mother reigns supreme. DANGEROUS SURGERY. Mrs. LonRShore-Potts Dlscnsses Some of the Fads Which Have Ob tained Credence. Mrs. D. Longshore-Potts, in her lecture at the Academy of Music, yesterday re ferred to many of the prevalent fads and Incongruous Ideas of health. She contended that such untenable ideas as are often advanced for the euro of physical aliments would not obtain cre dence, were the masses of the people as well informed of practical physiology as they are ot mathematics. This Ignorance causes the death of thousands each year and the illness of a vastly larger number. Surgeiy. which with chemistry and anat omv comes nearest In her jirofesslon to bring an exact science. Is coming to be largelv used for false ends, she said. One operation performed on both sexes became almost an epidemic In England and Franco a few years ago that for appendicUs. The mania died out there after awhile, but still affects this country, and is stronger In Detroit than in New York. She, of nmiKo rrro-rnized the high honor of the members of her profession, considered as a class, nevertheless she thought the dan cer from a too free use of the knife by some surgeons real and great. The last free lecture will be delivered to-morrow. The series will close on Tuesday with a spe cial addres on "Maternity." which Is said to be her best effort. To this a very nom inal admission will be charged. Tlieosophlcal Meetings. 'The following are the subjects for the theosophlcal meetings this week led by Mrs. Luclen Scott: .,,,. Mondav evening. February 6 8 o'clock, room 31Q"Pepper building "The Forgiveness Wednesdav afternoon. 3 o'clock, room 310 "The Heavenly World and Their Inhabi tants;" 4 o'clock, by Invitation of the Athenaeum. "Thought Formj." Prldav afternoon. 3 o clock. Athenaeum room Reincarnation." EATING HIS WORDS CHIEF HAYES DENIES HE SAID JEN NINGS WAS HYAN. SAYS JENNINGS IS MURPHY BUT IS NOT THE FAMOUS GANG BANDIT. JAMES Murphy Issues a Statement From the ltecessen of His Cell In the Springfield Jail Defying John to Do His Very Worst. There no longer exists the slightest doubt as to the identity of William Jennings, alias Evans, who is in the Greene county Jail at Springfield awaiting trial In the dis trict court of Wright county for being implicated in the robbery o a Kansas City. Fort Scott & Memphis passenger train near Macomb oh the night of January 3, As told exclusively in The Journal a few days ago, Jennings is believed to be John Murphy, the man who was shot on the morning of May 20, 1S0S, while in the act of burglarizing the dwelling house of C. E. Reynolds, at 612 East Sixth street, in this city. Chief of Police Hayes says that Jennings Is Murphy and that he has known that they are one and the same person ever since he went to Mansfield to take a look at him, immediately following his arrest for the Macomb robbery. "I have never said at any time that Jennings was Bill Ryan," said Chief Hayes to a reporter for The Journal yesterday. "The newspapers started the story that Jennings Is Ryan and It was published' to the world without any statement coming from me. All I know is that Jennings and Evans are names assumed by Murphy In the two holdups he had a hand In. He has been positively identilied as Evans by a half dozen officers." Hayes told every paper in town that Jennings was Ryan, In his opinion. Chief Hayes was shown a special dis patch to The Journal from Springfield which states that Jennings has made a statement to the effect that he is neither Ryan nor the burglar Murphy. In this statement Jennings says Chief Hayes has known him for several years while he was employed In some capacity at the city hall. He sajs that he was at police headquar ters when Murphy was brought in and held tho horses attached to the ambulance while Murphy was carried Into the surgical ward. He claims Chief Hayes wants to prejudice the public against him by saylnc he Is Ryan, alias Murphy. He furUier says he will have Chief Hayes put on the witness stand when his case comes to trial and make him acknowledge his true iden tity. Hayes Says It Is Buncomue. In discussing this statement Chief Hayes says it is all buncombe. He says there is no doubt about Jennings aim .umyuj being one and the same peison. Lowe posi tively identilied Jennings as Lvaiis wncn at Manalieid. Chief Hales says lurpny mace tnu acquaintance oi jonn iieiintuy wnile tney Weie ill me county jail nere. Murpny attempttxl to burglarize the resiuente oi .. K. Rcjnoias on me morning ot Aiay d. and was shot twice by Vtiiihtm Jackson, a boarder at the home of Reynolds. He was taken to police headquarters where his wounds were dressed by Dr. Pierce, and ho was atterward sent to the city hospital. As soon as he recovered trom nis wounds ha was removed to the county Jaii and 'was locked up on a warrant chaigmg him with burglary. Kennedy was in jail at the timo and Chief Hayes says that Murphy and he became fast friends. The granu Jury failed to find a bill against Murphy and he was discharged on September 13 ten days before the Leeds robbery. Kennedy was released on bond In the meantime, and the two men met irequenuy at uppuimeu places abouL town. inninp.' stnrv ahout having been around the city hall for .several days sounds fishy to Chief Hayes. He says there is no truth in it. Neither was Jennings at the- polico station when Murphy was taken there after being wounded. It was 12:30 a. m. when the shooting occurred, and there was no body around the station excepting the offi cers on duty. Murphy at the time gave his place of residence as New York city, and said he was an Iron molder. He told tho officers at that time that ho had been in town only three or four days. The police have since learned that ho had been here for several weeks, and that he came hero from Sioux City, la. Tho day following the night he was shot by Jackson at Reynolds' home. Chief Hayes sent Detective Schulz out to the city hospital to le-irn snmethlnc of the wounded man's record. Murphy told Schulz that he had been em ployed for eight months In the Plante-s' house, in Sioux City, and had come to Kansas City only a few days before he got into trouble there. Chief Hayes then wrote to Sioux City for Murphy's record there, but was unable to find out verv much about him. Murphy is E4 years old, five feet, ten and one-half inches tall, has a high forehead, sunken eyes, sandy mustache, light hair, turning to gray, neavy eyeDrows. uesiues me gun shot wounds he received while trying to rob Reynolds' house. Murphy's left thumb was missing, and he was scarred from head to foot with gunshot and knife wounds. This is the description taken by the police alter he had been sent to the city hospital hero and It answers in every way the descrip tion of the man now in Jail at Springfield. In fact. Chief Hayes says that Jennings is the E-ans of the Leeds robbery and the burglar Murphy who was released from the county Jail on September 13. He Is not Bill Ryan, In the opinion of the chief. Murnhv has bv his own statements given to tho press helped the police in many ways to forge a strong chain of ex'idence about himself and Kennedy. If Jennings and Murphy are one and the same person as Chief Hayes says they are then John Kennedy knows more about the Leeds hold up than tho police have had reason to sus pect. The following Is the special dispatch to The Journal: SPRINGFIELD, MO.. Feb. 4.-SpeciaU William Jennings issuprt a ""limed statement to-night, stating that Chief Hayes has been acquainted with him for vears and knows he is not Ryan or the burglar Murphy. Jennines snys he was about thn city hall every dav for several vears and rememhert when Murphy was broupht to tho hall wounded. Jennings held the horp while Murphy was bpinr carrlPrt In thp hall. Tie claims that Chief Havps wants to prejudice the public nsralnot him by saying ho Is Rvan. alias Murnhy "It is the ambition of mv life." wrote the allered train robber, "to Rt Chief Hayes nn the. witness tand whpn T nm triPd, and T will make Mm acknowledge mv true identity, and nls some other things, un- le he pprlures himself." "The tntPm""t mnde bv Mnrphv th.it T fcave known him for vpars." raid Chief Havp". in dlwuin"T Murphy's record, "is absolutely filrp. T nevpr ir the -man but once. The dm- lip w.i; removed from the citv hosnltil tr the rountv jail he wn brought to rwille headq"arter for a tnlk with Tr"nector ITilnln. T T"Pf b'm In TIil TMn'fl offire and cot it irno'l lnnk At hm. Tie wt ten tMp :tv! thin bv rpnsnn of the fact that ne h"! uffe-ert ronid"Mp from his wrmnrt"" WTipn T wnt to- Mip'IpH T repocnlred In Jennl"trs the bur-lnr Murnhv whom I met In Halpln's office several months before." "Can It b poIWe that Murnhv Is some TCansa C'tv er"ok whom von had met before?' Chief Haves was nckpd. "N" he is not." was the reply. "T never saw him before and we knew nothing con cerning the man nt that time. We have been unable to find out much concerning him oher than th"t he served a term In the Minnesota nenifentiarv for burelnrv. T am ntllPd fiat he- ha n bad record. T believe him o he an Eastern product, al though It Is barelv poih!e that he has operated in the Wet. we met .Tack Ken nedy white he was in jail and they became fast friends. It would be of no advantage to me In the prosecution of tho Leeds case to trv and make it appear that Murphy is Bill Ryan. I know that Evans was In both the Leeds and-Macomb holdups and that is all I want to know. If the man In jail Is not Rvan or Murphy, as he denies he Is. he hadn't ought to be ashamed to give his true name. All of these statements given out by Murphy and Kennedy 'cut no ice," Tho authorities or Wright county know who they are." The Bnrltnsrton Route, SS3 Main St. Finest playing cards at lowest price. A 40-cent deck of cards far 15 cents, at the ticket office of the Burlington route. SEATS GOING RAPIDLY. Persons Desiring; to Attend the Sonsa Concerts Would Better Secure Seats Very Soon. People have begun to realize what a treat the Convention hall committee is fur nishing in its 25-cent tickets to the great Sousa concerts at the opening of Conven tion hall, and these tickets arc going with a rush. Especially Is this true in regard to the arena floor tickets for the afternoon concert. 'With the elevated stage the band will be just as easily seen from the rear as from the front row of chairs In the arena. Indeed, one seat In the arena Is Just as good,as another, and any Is as good as any In -the house, so It is not strange that these seats are going rapidly. For the evening concert nothing remains to be sold except the 23-cent seats for the root garden. The arrangements for seat--ing the roof garden have not yet been made, and these seats cannot be placed on sale until after that is done, which whl probably be early in the week. About two-thirds of the reserved seats have been sold for the afternoon concert, and probably half of the general admission or 23-cent tickets. People intending to go will be compelled to cot their tickets very soon or they will tlnd themselves too late. The work of completing Convcnuon hall for the opening concerts is going rapidly forward. The opera chairs are being put In I'lace iu the arena balcony, and platforms for the chairs in raised tiers in the balcony are going up. The box office and check rooms are being properly fitted up, the great stage Is done, the grand box is finished and the sounding board back of the stage has Its framework done. Foe. the concerts the building will be lighted by 1,000 ordinary incandescent lights and by thirty or forty incandescent arcs, lights with almost the same pdwer as the regular alternating arcs. The 1,000 incan descents will be furnished by the Kansas City Electric Light Company; the incan descent arcs by tho Metropolitan Street Railway Companv. There is no doubt but that the place will bo thoroughly well lighted. Arrangements are proceeding for the dec orating of the building for the opening. There will be many draped flags and bunt ing, while whole forests of palms and other plants will be used in the decoration work. Flagstaffs will be erected at each end of the building, from which on Washington's birthday, the day of the formal opening, there will float proudly beautirul speci mens of "Old Glorv" and a banner inscribed "Convention Hall." A NEW WEEKLY PAPER. Will De Started Before March 1, and Will Be Edited by Arthur Grls- om and George E. Creel. Before the 1st of March Kansas City Is to have a new weekly paper, to be called "The Independent." Its editor will be Arthur Grissom, and associated with him wllKbe George E. Creel, formerly of Kan sas City, but for the 'past two years of the New York Journal, and a capable staff. The paper will be Independent In politics, and will be designed to circulate not only in the homes of Kansas City, but of the cities and towns of adjacent states. It will have society, literary and various other depart ments of general Interest, together with certain features of especial Interest to women. "Kansas City is the only important town In the country without an established weekly publication somewhat on the order of the one we contemplate," said Mr. Gris som yesterday, "and it appears to be pret ty generally conceded tnat tne nem nere is a most promising one. A careful investi gation of the matter has been made, and all the condltlomThre propitious for start ing at this time. We shall manufacture a paper of the kind that has never before been sold for less than 10 cents, and sell it at a price surprisingly low. Our facili ties will be of the best, and In all respects the paper will be high-class. Nothing of an offensive character will be"' tolerated. We shall have contributions from men and women of local and national reputation, and some illustrations from well known artlstsu There will be no attempt at com petition with the dally papers in the mat ter of telegraphic news;-we shall'depend for our Interest on special features and depart ments of an original character." WELL.REMEMBEREDHERE. William Grimy,3 Who Committed Sui cide' In Dallas) Was' Connected With LoealJBradstreet's; William Grlffirithe Bradstreet superin tendent who committed suicide in Dallas last week, Is favorably remembered In Kan sas City. He commenced his more than 15 years' continuous service with the agency In the Kansas City office, begin ning as counter boy, -and by merit and in dustry gradually working his way up to the position of chief .clerk. Four years ago he was promoted to the position of super, intendent of the Duluth office of the agency. Not being of a very robust con stitution, the cold weather was too severe for him and the 'company transferred him to Texas, where he became superintendent of the Dallas office, tho position he held at the time of his death. He was a ver competent man and was well liked by his superiors and by the business men who had dealings with the agency. Representatives of Bradstreet's here say that no difficulty in his dealings with the company had anything to do with his sui cide. Others who knew him say his act was probably the result of domestic troubles, it being now said that even when he was living in this city his life was sad dened by difficulties of this character. CONVICTED BY HIS SHOES. Frank Jackson, Whom Officer Hants man Tracked Throuirh the Snow, Gets 200 Days. Frank Jackson, the negro whom Officer Huntsman tracked through the snow Fri day morning from Eighteenth and Holly streets to 401 Broadway, .was sentenced to 200 days In the workhouse by Judge Burn ham yesterday morning. John Clark, an other negro who lives In the same house with Jackson, and who was arrested at the same time, was discharged. Clark was not with Jackson when the latter was followed to his home by -officers. A thief attempted to effect an entrance to A. M. McG-owan's dwelling house at 1KJ3 Holly street, about 1 o'clock Friday morn ing, but was frightened away before he accomplished his purpose. A light snow had fallen earlier In the night, and Officer Huntsman haS no trouble In tracking tho thief to his home. In police court yester day morning. Huntsman told how he shadowed Jackson from Eighteenth and Holly streets to 404 Broadway. Then after he had arrested him he took one of his shoes and found that It fit the imprints in tho snow that led to his home. Jackson de clared that he did not leave home during the night, but Judge Burnham did not be lieve his story. HORSE THIEVES RAMPANT. Lee's Summit and Many Other Small Towns in the Vicinity Give Tribute. Horso thieves are at work In the neigh borhood of Lee's Summit. The city mar shal of that town telephoned the police In this city yesterday morning that three horses were stolen from parties there Fri day night. It Is believed that the thieves rode or drove the animals to Kansas City and sold them. Many other mal! towns near Kansas City are troubled with horse thieves and the protective associations in rural communities are having their hands full in trying to run down the guilty per sons. , STILL IN THE HOSPITAL Joseph Dlfco and Antonio Santoro, Principals In a Bloody Duel, Are Convalescent. Joseph Dlfeo and Antonio Santoro, the Italian fruit dealers, who fought a bloody duel at the city hall market house one week ago last night, are still at the city hospital. Santoro, who was literally hacked to pieces with a broken razor in the hands of Difeo, is not yet out of danger, but tho attending surgeon says 'the chances are favorable for his recovery. Dlfeo, al though severely cut in the face, never was in any danger. It is not probable that either one of the men will be prosecuted Bhould Santoro recover. Throuxn Pnllman Tourist Sleeper to California via Burlington Route. Personally conducted. leaves Kansas City every Thursday, 10:40 a. m.. via Denver and Salt Lake, through -the beautiful moun tain scenery of Colorado. Ticket office, 823 Main street. ISOLATION IS FAVORED LOCAL .PHYSICIANS ON TREATMENT OF TUBERCULOSIS. Action of the New York Senate In Hecommendlne Special Hospi tals' Has Excited Much Interest Here. The action of the special commission of the New York senate In reporting that consumption was contagious and recom- I mending that the state establish specially located hospitals for the Isolation and treatment or patients has excited great in- t terest among Uocal physicians. ' j While nearly all phjsicians agree on tho ' advisability of separating tuberculous per sons from those not affected, so far as Is practicable, there Is considerable dlfferencu of opinion regarding the practicability ot that method. Only one physician. Dr. David R. Porter, questioned the need of so extreme a method. "It is not entirely settled.1' he said, "that consumption Is contagious, and, anjhow. the harm that would arise from discontent and grief at being taken .may from friends and familiar scenes would more thau counterbalance the benefits to be derived from the Isolation. I mink u would bo going to an, extreme not warranted by the exigencies of the occasion." "I admit," said Dr. M. A. Bogle, "that consumption is contagious, through the drying up of the sputum and the uisseml natlon of the crerms contained tnereln through the atmosphere. If.all persons and animals giving oit these germs could bo kept away from those not Infected without too much inconvenience, it would be a good thing for the healthy ones, but I doubt if I neramg the diseased ones together wouiu be beneficial to them. Their sanitariums would be great disease centers. Instead, I think it would be much better to enforce such sanitary precautions in all communi ties as study and experience have taught us to be advisable. Tne talked of isolation, I believe, would be very unpopular and enormously expensive to the state. We can much better taite the ever j day care against disease and ill health of every kind. Gen eral care of the health is equally import ant in stamping out consumption, with the destruction and removal of the germs. As is generally known, not only tuberculosis germs, but others that are injurious are always present and enter the system every I uay, Dut are tnrown on except wnere some other disorder has rendered the person sus ceptible to their attacks. Dr. Mosher Fators Isolation. "It has been my Idea all along," said Dr. George C. Mosher, "that some such step as this would have to be taken. The prev alence of tuDercuiosis is a serious matter, and isolation and every otner precaution snould be resorted to as far as practicable. My practice in hospitals has niw)s been to have tuberculosis patients separated irom tna otiiers as muuii as possible, and the step toward total isolatluu is only a more perfect carrying our of the same idea. The tact that tne rew York senate has taken hold of this matter shows that its seriousness is finally commanding at tention, -mere are many means wnicn should be resorted to in the ettort to stamp out tuberculosis. To one of them, the reg ulation of the spitting habit, some attention has been given, but much more Is needed. In New Mexico, a country naturally tntire ly freo from consumptives, a state law had to be enacted-to protect tne native popula tion from infection from tho diseased peo ple who came there for their health. Tho spread of the disease from the source in dicated was becoming alarming when the legislature passed a law requiring sanitary spittoons in all public places. Insurance companies also recognize the true nature and seriousness of the disease, 'and In their lists It is no longer classed as hereditary, but as infectious. There will be opposition to any attempt at isolating consumptives just as thero is lack of observation of our anti-splttlng laws, and Its enforcement can be only partial at first. It will be with this as with every other progressive movement; it must come slowly and through the educa tion of public sentiment." "I think the idea a good one so far as it can be catrled out," said Dr. E. W. Schauf tier. "Of course. It is a great undertaking: the per cent of tuberculous persons Is much larger than most people suspect, and there may be important difficulties beside the ex pense. sut even a partial execution of the plan would be beneficial. Such a thing has often been discussed but the difficulties have deterred legislative bodies from ac tion, aometmng or the sort has been dono In Germany, In fact, many of the health resorts where the climate Is considered especially beneficial to consumptives havo some or the character or the proposed sani tariums. Thev lack the feature, however, which will no doubt be present in any resort established by the government, of having a strict enforcement of sanitary regulations mhoikt the patients. With this feature per fected, the isolation will not need to be so complete as many no doubt think, and the danger to attendants and visitors. If thev are otherwise healthy, will be minimized. I believe the plans, at least some I have heard discussed. Include a certain amount of camp life for the patients, a treatment which in certain dry localities has proven verv beneficial." "The plan is eminently impracticable in my estimation." said Dr. W. S. Wheeler. "I find no fault with the theory: there is no question as to the Infectiousness of the disease, but I am of the opinion that some other way will have to be taken to stamp It out. The prevalence of tuberculosis Is so great that It would bo like dividing our population in two. The cost or carrying out a scheme whereby those affected with the disease can be separated from thoe who are not can hardly be conceived. I think the legislature would much better turn their attention to devising and enforcing ordinary sanitary measures, such as call for comnaratlvelv small expense and can to observed bv everybodv. the rich and poor and the sick and well alike." DOING GOOD WORK. Rev. Mr. CJ. A. I. Dylce nere In the Intevent'Of the Slnxon Industrial School at Mnxkoiree. Rev. Mr. C A. X. Dykes. In charjre of the Sisson Industrial school at Muskosee, I. T., Is In the city In the Interests of his school. The Institution Is accomplishing a great deal of good among the people of that vi cinity and Is lrt urgent need of nearly J1000. These are 140 Inmate" of the chooI and onlv three teachers. The institution Is supported entirely by voluntary contri butions. Advertise your houses for Kile or to let In The Journal if you want to eecure a purchaser or tenant. Hancock Case Postponed. S. F. Hancock, of Jhe late Planters' bank, was to have had his preliminary hearlng beforo Justice Spitz yesterday on a charge 'or receiving deposits when he knew his "hank" to be In an Insolvent condition. The hearing was continued till Monday, however, and In the meantime Hancock expects to secure his release on bond. . NEW ERA FOR MEN. Happg marriage, Health, eh and Long Life. 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Regular 89c values, in this Annual Sale for OQC 20 Inch Plaid Taffetas in all the latest shades and pleasing combi nations of New Designs in Fancy Stripes, bought specially for this Annual Sale and marked at the remarkably low d gg price of - .- PIUU 21 Inch Brocaded Satins evening shades only Pink. XileJ Light Blue, Green and Lavender, sold elsewhere at 75c; our price -Q for this Annual Sale. OC See Our Window Display for Other Values that Cannot Be Matched. in M an en S3 2 35 z. Of 1 M or UJ 2Z z. en s 2 X z. K R M CO o: UJ s m z I Watch For Our Big vc g Q. BERNHEIMER, BROS. & CO. jrafflfHSMER3.K DrgKrfHrJMrjSg KRrf rfclMERSX BTBEHtf HBMEK3.K FIRE REC0RDF0R WEEK. IiOsnca on. Buildings Amounted to 91,245, and on Contents ?2,02t a. Total of ?3,2U5. The most destructive fire of the week occurred at, 700-2 Delaware in the building owned by Alex Fraser. The loss on the building did not amount to a largo sum, but considerable damage was done to the contents. During the week tnere were fourteen fires at which a loss ocurred. The loss on buildings amounted to $1,215. and on con tents to $2,020. The following is a list of the fire losses for the past week: 5207 East Twelfth, one and one-half story frame stable; loss on building $Ta, loss on contents $100; covered by Insurance. rmd v.nat Tnrpifth nnf and hone-half story frame stable; loss on building $75, loss on contents $10; covered by Insurance. 600-2-4 Southwest boulevard, one-story frame: loss on building $125; occupied by Joseph Goldberg, meat market; loss on contents $250, covered by Insurance; occu niort hv .T Mlllor. hakerv.-loos on contents $5; occupied by J. H. Anderson, loss on contents $10; no Insurance. Westport avenue and Main street, one story brick; loss on contents $10. 1329 Grand avenue, three-story brick, owned by Joe Lorle, loss on building $la0; occupied by Oscar Marold. meat market, loss on contents $50; occupied by Kitty Kerney, rooming house, loss on contents $5, covered by Insurance. Adjoining 1327 Grand avenue, two-story brick owned by Louis Robidoux; loss on building $5. . 2507 Main street, oce-story frame owned by Ella Reece: loss on building $23; loss on contents $25. 1723 Forest avenue, one-story frame; loss on building $5; no insurance. 2106 Vine, one-story frame owned by Mrs. Ninas: loss on building $10; insurance $1,000; occupied by Henry O'Neill; loss on con tents $10; Insurance $500. ?4m RmnVivn avenue, two-storv frame owned by James Scanlon; loss on building $100; loss on contents $10. 1327 Bales avenue, two-story frame owned by S. T. Forsee; loss on building $25; Insur ance $1,300: loss on contents $15. 205-7 West Tenth street, three-story brick; loss on building $400; occupied by Charles Miller: loss on contents $200; insurance $500. M7.19 tVvandotte street, two-storv brick owned by William Reed; loss on building WJ; occupied Dy J. a. uergneiu, lunur buuu. loss on contents $50; occupied by Nellie Kerr, rooming house, loss on contents $10; 817 occupied by H. A. Mayer, typewriter exchange. loss on contents $10. 7M-2 Delaware street, two-storv brick owned by Alex Fraser; loss on building $200; occupied by W. D. Thornburrow. hardware. loss on contents $200; occupied bv B. Haas & Co., cigars, loss on contents, $50; occupied by Bell & Teasdale, cloak makers, loss on contents $50. Adjoining building, 704 Delaware street, two-story brick owned by James Burns and occupied by Morrin-Powers Mercantile Company: loss on contents $200. All losses in these buildings were covered by insurance Insurance Xoten. The school insurance bill of Senator Ti tus. Populist member from Harper county, Kas., has been passed by the senate. The Insurance committee of the Kansas house has reported a bill for passage for hall insurance. A similar law was passed at tho extra session of the legislature, but to hedge against the possibility of the extra session being declared illegal, the bill will be pushed through the regular session. Father Calmer' Lecture. Some neekn ago the church committee of St. Aloyslus parish effected an arrange ment with the Rev. Father II. M. Calmer, S'. J., of the St. Louis university, to give a public lecture here In the Interests of the church. The lecture will be given next Wednesday evening In the Academy of Mu sic. 1221 McGee street, on the subject, "The Bulwark of the Nation." Admission to the lecture will be 50 cents. A very select pro gramme of music has been arranged. Father Calmer Is regarded as a man of rare natural gifts and scholarly attain ments. He Is at present giving a course of Sunday evening lectures In the new Jesuit church, o St. Louis, which are re ceiving marked attention. The following Is the programme of music advertised with the lecture: Quartette Messrs. George Muehlbacb, J. Johnson, J. F. Snow. Fred C. Dahn. Piano solo Mrs. William T. Johnson. Soprano solo Mrs. B. T. Hollenback. Contralto sole Miss Llla Johnson. Tenor solo Mr. Ben T. Hollenback. Soprano solo Miss Jessie Cole. Mr. Kimball's Lecture. Edward A. Kimball, C. S. D.. of Chicago. will deliver a lecture on "unnstian acience in the Coates opera house on Thursday evening. February 9th. The admission Is free. Mr. Kimball is a member of the board of lectureship of the mother church In Boston, Mass.. and. It will be remember d .loiK'orpri n Ipptnro in this cltv before a large and appreciative audience on June 21st last. He is also first reader in First Church of Christ. Scientist. of Chicago. 111. The lecture will be delivered under the auspices of Second Church of Christ. Scientist, which Is having the auditorium In the Pepper building, northwest corner or Ninth and Locust streets, especially fitted up for Its use, and will move Into Its new quarters Sunday. February 12. Mrs. Amanda J. Balrd. C. S. D.. Is first reader and Mr. W. E. Benson (secretary of the board of education), second reader. Valentine Ball. The United Garment Workers of Amer ica, local union No. 47. will give a grand Valentine ball at 1117 Walnut street Thur-;-.io .fcntni. TTciVtrtinrv 9 All union neonlo and their friends are cordially Invited. The proceeds will be applied to me nenenciary lunu ana reiresnmenu wm uv acivcu. Tickets 30 cents, ladies tret. tTKBW rfrIlMER3: TCRrHEWER3 SILK SALE Black Silk Sale! NEW LIFE IN ELECTRICITY. A London Doctor Says We Hay Live Longer if We Use the Galvanic Current. TJONDON, Jan. 2L Do we age more slow ly than our forefathers? The question ls asked by Dr. W. A. 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