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Kansas City journal. [volume] (Kansas City, Mo.) 1897-1928, February 06, 1899, Image 5

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Ill Opponent Claim m. Tie Vote
Whole Mntter Depend on a Tally
of Five Vote, In "Which.
One Vertical Mark
I MItne.
"Who 13 the legally elected recorder of
Jasper county Is the question Involved in a
novel case that the attorneys think will
bo decided by the court of appeals. The
office hangs on a margin of one vote, ac
cording to the claim of one side, and the
result of the election -was a tie by the
count of the opposite eide.
The election In Jasper county was a.
close and exciting one. The friends or
James Steadley and of S. A. Stuckcy
brought every voter In the county to the
polls. When the count was made Steadley.
the Democrat, claimed the office by one
vote. His opponent claimed a tie. A man
damus proceeding was accordingly brought
before the court of appeals, together with
all the ballot sheets, ollioiai counts and
other evidences of election.
One little perpendicular mark is the trifle
that Is being fought for on both sides.
Four perpendicular marks with a fifth
drawn through them, constituted a tally of
five votes:
But one of these tallies in the sheets was
found to be shy a perpendicular mark,
having only three vertical and one diagonal
mark. "
Now, If the last tally represents Ave
votes, the office goes to Steadley by a ma
jority of one. If It stands for only four
votes, as appears on the face of It, the
election was a tie. All Jasper county
hangs breathless upon the decision of the
appellate" court.
Another interesting case that may be de
cided by the court of appeals is that of
Jefferson Stone, guardian of D. B. Stone
against the grand lodge of the Ancient
Order of United "Workmen. It will settle'
the Question of a secret order's liability to
a. sick or insane man. Sir. Stone held a
policy for $2,030 In the order. He became
sick and fell behind with his dues. He
never recovered his health, but was de
clared insane and taken to the asylum. The
lodge resisted payment of the policy and
euit was brought by the guardian on behalf
of the wife and children.
More than the usual number of decisions
is expected to be rendered by the court of
appeals to-morrow.
Bat "Boom Convention nail" "Warn
Hardly the Thine io Display In
n. Marder Trial.
It will probably take most of to-day to
finish the trial of Ellwood Holllngsworth
tor the killing of Alexander Schwab, which
has been on trial for two days in the crim
inal court. i
Marcy IC Brown and II. D. Ashley are
conducting the defense. They have brought
forward a great deal of testimony to show
that Schwab was a quarrelsome man and
that Holllngsworth was compelled to shoot
in self-defense.
The two men were dairymen near Hose
dale, where the shooting occurred last sum
mer. Both were using the same cowsheds
and Schwab complained that Holllngsworth
allowed his cows to get into his (Schwab's)
side of the sheds. This led to the quarrel
that resulted fatally.
During the trial of the case Saturday
Mr. Brown lipid up a huge placard before
the Jury with diagrams on one side show
ing the location of the milk sheds and
houses. He noticed a number of broad
smiles among the courtroom spectators and
was unable to account for them until he
reversed the placard. On the other side, in
big black letters were the words:
o o
: Boom :
: Convention :
: Hall. :
o o
Holllngsworth is a neat, respectable look
ing young man; His brother, a very
"well dressed young man of about the same
age. sits -with him in the courtroom. By
the side of the prosecutor sits Mrs. Schwab,
the widow of the murdered man. Her lit
tle 5-year-old daughter accompanies her.
la Set for Thla Morning in Justice
Roa Court He Hn Received
Jfo Letters.
Leonard Imboden's preliminary hearing
will take place to-day before "Justice Ross.
He was arrested in connection with the
closing of the Planters' bank, which. It is
charged, he was trying to run without
funds. He Is also charged with receiving
a deposit when his bank was in an Insol
vent condition. Only one deposit, and that
one of o'nly J3, had been made with the
Planters' bank.
Imboden appeared very cool when seen
at the Jail yesterday.
"They'll have to show an intent to de
fraud," he wild, "In order to hold me or
Indict me for anything. I don't see how
that can bo done. There was only 135 de
posited and that we never touched."
"The amount of the deposit would cut
no figure, though, would it?"
"Oh; certainly not. It doesn't make any
difference whether we received little or
much e Intent's the thing, there can be
no crime -without intent."
Imboden's time has been hanging hfcw
lly on his hands since he was put in Jail
two weeks ago. The bank has done no
business in Its brief career of ten days
and he ha. accordingly had no correspond
ence to look after.
"I have received no letters since I came
to Jail." he said, "and have written but
one. Two or three circulars came here for
me, but I paid no attention to them."
Mnt not be confounded with common
cathartic or purgative pills. Carter's Little
Liver Pills are entirely unlike them in
every respect. One trial will prove their
Excursion Rate lo Portland
And all points "West. The Union Pacific Is
the shortest line and makes quickest time.
Only Tl hours to Portland. No other line
docs it. Offices, 1000 Main street. 103S Union
avenue and Union station. Telephone 11U9.
Encournsre Home Industrie.
The Burlington route does. Its new din
ing car Kama City is supplied with the
finest tableware and supplies by Kansas
City Arms.
New TVarneke's 1776 Bread. Try It.
Best Dining Car Service.
Onlj Depot In Chicago on the Elevated Loom'
"MADE IN IC., U. S. A."
Masrio Legend "Which Will Adorn
Many Windows on Walnut and
Main Street To-day.
Something like 100 show windows on
Main and Walnut street will this morning
bear the magic legend, "Made" in Kansas
City, U. S. A. The Guaranty of Excellence."
In addition to this official trade mark
adopted by the Manufacturers' Association
the windows will be filled and decorated
with goods madejn Kansas City, a strik
ing object lesson to the people of the city
of what variety and merit are the goods
made at home.
The display Is one which most of the
leading merchants of the city will give
during all this week. Over forty of the
leading retailers signed the agreement to
make this display and probably as many
more will do bo, although they did not take
time to notify the committee. In addition,
some of the manufacturers have rented
windows in vacant storerooms and it is
fair to presume that S o'clock this "morning
will see at least 1) windows on the prin
cipal retail streets decorated and filled with
Kansas City made goods, a response to
the growing sentiment of the people in
favor or buying home made goods and thus
helping the factories, the city and them
selves. Nearly everything made in Kansas
City will be represented in this great home
product window show to last all week.
T. C. Jobes has been heard from. For a
imp lils law shinclM was visible in a cor
ridor of the New York Life building, but
an opening prc-enting itself in Arizona he
packed his lawbooks and hied himself to
Prescott. where he is prospering. As a
diversion he tried chickens, and. like all
amateurs in the bus-lness. accepted advice
icadily. Bran was the staple diet of his
chickens when he began, but he was told
that, as tho Arizona chickens were near
sighted, he could save money by mixing
sawdust with it. He tried the experiment
and it was a success. Then he added more
sawdust and still the chickens thrived. At
last he fed sawdust exclusively and was
delighted with the progress his fowls
made. But "there came a time one day
when his favorite hen got even. She
hatched a setting of twelve eggs and Joba
was the proudest man In the Gadsen pur
chase. But Ills pride was short-lived. The
causo is best told in an extract from a let
ter he wrote to a friend in this city.
"I told you." he wrote, "of my success
as a poultry raiser and of the sawdust
diet t gavo my birds. Sawdust is a failure.
Old Nan demonstrated it to be a fact. She
hatched twelve eggs. Kleven of the chicks
have wooden legs and the twelfth is a
woodpecker." In a postscript he adds: "I
have retired from the business, and will
hereafter confine myself exclusively to the
Walter Davis, assistant postmaster of
the Kansas City postoffice, has a breezy
"Western way about him that indicates that
he has roughed It and "toughed" it on
the plains and amid mountain peaks. When
told of his most apparent characteristic re
cently, he said to his interlocutor, "You've
guessed right the very first time. Ill health
drove me back to Kansas City and made
of me what I am' now assistant postmas
ter. I was in the police service of Pueblo.
Col., for eight years and began as sergeant
of the patrol wagon and ended as chief
.of police, but prior to that I was Jailer of
the Pueblo county Jail under Sheriff Moses.
We had a police force of forty-one men
a?? wf owe1 our positions to the city coun
cil and mayor. There were sixteen votes
In the council and I got -every ono of them.
I enjoyed tho distinction of being tho
youngest chief or police in the country and
when ill health caused me to resign and
later to leave the city I was presented with
a handsome gold badge and a solid silver
revolver and escorted to the train by a
delegation of citizens, who gave me a royal
"While chief I had charge of-Ed Kelley.
an ex-policeman, and the man who killed
Bob Ford, the assassin of Jesse James,
br., at Creede. Kelley was convicted and
sentenced to life imprisonment. One of
my last official acts was the arrest or
Harley McCoy, a noted Coloradoan, who
killed a postal inspector and is now doing
time. He sent me from tho pen an in
laid wooden box, which I prize highly.
I was succeeded as chief by Lew Strait,
who now is assistant postmaster of Pu
eblo. "Another official act caused me to be ex
cessively written up all over the country.
I arrested Sells Bros.' circus because of
the "shell' artists with it, and I succeeded
in making them understand that Pueblo
.was a poor town to do the 'shell' busi
ness in. Those were good days, and I
often live Uiem over again in fancy. The
experience was a valuable one, and I do
not regret my career In the Centennial
The greatest triumph In her professional
history was scored last Monday night by
Miss Alice Nielsen. No queen ever re
ceived a grander ovation, and It is doubt
ful If there was In all the world a happier
woman then she. Her pathway now is in
the warm sunshine of popularity: she is the
idol of music lovers, and bids fair to be
come the most famous of American comic
opera singers. When Opportunity knocked
at her door, she was ready. Salt Lake
claims her as her adopted daughter, for it
was a critic of that beautiful city that first
announced to the world the glories or her
voice and predicted the brilliant career she
has Just entered upon.
Miss Nielsen's entry into Salt Lake was
modestly made. Fortune had not dealt
kindly with her. Her manifest talents '.ad
not been appreciated In Kansas City, and,
discouraged, she had gone to St. Joseph.
There "she sang and eked out a living by
giving lessons to a few children whose
parents appreciated her at her true worth.
Then she wended her way to the Pacific
coast without adding to her reputation or
to her never plethoric bank account. Siie
finally drifted to the Mormon capital, and
filled a two weeks' engagement at the
Lyceum, a popular-priced theater. For
nights she sang to empty benches until
Glen Miller, the dramatic critic of the Trib
une, discovered her. Then the people woke
up. The little theater was crowded to the
doors at every succeeding performance, and
when the nightingale took her departure It
was as a prime favorite of the people. It
was then that Glen Miller -predicted that
in time she would be tho recognized of
American comic opera singers, and In hi3
inimitable way offered her advice, which,
if results are indications, she evidently
One year later she again appeared In Salt
Lake, this time as a member of the Bos
tonlans. The opera was Robin Hood. Jessie
Bartlett Davis sang the title role. Her re
ception was a cordial one. but when Miss
Nielsen appeared the audience bubbled over
with enthusiasm. Encores greeted every
song. Floral offerings were cast at her feet,
and she was honored with several curtain
calls. Of course. Glen. Miller was hanpy.
A part of his prediction had been realized,
but she was still far from the top rung of
the operatic ladder. He Interviewed her,
and the result was that in the Tribune the
next morning appeared the announcement
that lu the succeeding season she would
head a romuanv of her own. It was the
first intimation to the public that she con
temnlated such a move, and with nrais?-
worthy but singular unanimity the critics
oi xne country negan io write oi ncr is
Miller had written when she was compara
tively unknown and when her poeketbobk
would not permit of any extravagance
when ordering a meal.
In Jennie Hawley, of the Nellsen com
pany. Salt- Lake has another adopted
daughter. For years she was a talented
amateur. Glen Miller discovered her also.
She appeared in operettas and concerts
and at times sang in churches on festival
days. The possessor of a popular con
tralto voice of wondrous power and ex
pression, she was easily the most popular
singer in Zlon. Barnabee. or the Boston
lans, heard her and at once offered her
an engagement. In deference to her
mother's wishes she stilled her ambition
and married Colonel Wocdrow. a reputed
wealthy mining operator. The venture was
an unhappy one and a separation follow
ed. She went East, studied for a time, and
then Joined the Bostonlans as understudy
for Jessie Bartlett Davis. Her opportuni
ties were limited, but whenever Fhe ap
peared critics spoke kindly of her efforts
and predicted a brilliant future for her.
She is working hard to attain the goal
that her ambition has set and In tho Nell
sen company she is receiving the training
which will enable her to respond to the
call which is sure to come. Miss Hnwley
is a beautiful woman and is as popular in
Salt .ake as Is Miss Nellsen.
Of course. Glen Miller Is a Kansan. He
is a graduate of thu Kansas university,
and wields a most trenchant pen in the
field of dramatic criticism. In his youthful
dav he was employed en the Troy Chief,
and at Its iournalh-tlc font became Inocu
lated with the newspaper getm. He pushes
a pencil, not for lucre, but simply because
he can't help himself. The result is clear
cut criticisms that are lecognlzed by
players andplay-goers alike as being hon
est expressions of opinion. He is not afraid
to criticize tht greatest of stars and has
successfully measured lances with even the
great Mansfield. He is now a power in
Utah politics, holds the office of United
States marshal and Is the president's ad
viser on Utah affairs. In addition to his
official duties he Is the active head of the
Miller Investment Company and is forging
hi" way Into the good graces of Dame For
tune at such a rapid pace that he will
-oon be accounted a rich man. Eight years
iKO he w-as "tramping" through Europe,
with a Baedcckcr for his only guide, and
on hi." return to this country entered the
,,n..- .irvlre. Now he is a political
I chieftain and a discoverer oi song birds.
Some Difficult Spare That Can Be
Made Charlie Clark'a Impossible
Sparc Member of Eagle
Dlatlnculshca Himself.
The progress In bowling In Kansas City
in the past few years has been remarkable,
and the sport is growing with rapidity.
Many wiio in past years hardly knew what
an alley looked like are frequent visitors,
and every now and then some new league
springs into existence.
The scores made this year and the
scores or individual players have been, in
a sense, remarkable. This result has been
brought about, not alone by steady prac
tice, but by close study or the game and
the different problems that are presented.
The practical bowler, while anxious to
acquire a method of delivery which will
produce strikes, does not lose sight of
the fact that the man able to make
"spares" Is the one whom fortune Is most
likely to smile upon during the progress
of a game. The number of these problems
are as many and varied as the trees of
the" forest.
Figure 1 would puzzle the best bowler
in the land and can be made In the manner
shown In the "diagram. No. 6 Is driven
to 9 and thence to 8. It is a hard spare
and requires Judgment and good execution.
Figure 2 presents another hard problem.
It can be made by sending No. 5 to 6
and thence to 10. But the better plan is
to take No. 6 on the right, sending it
across to 5, the-ball caroming from 6 to 10.
It is a "spare" that Is rarely made.
Figure .3 shows a "spare" that can be
made either by striking No. 2 on the right
or left side. The favorite way to make
it, however, is tole,t the ball carom from
2 to 5.
Figure is a 'spare' similar in all its
features to rhe preceding diagram, the
difference being that the angle is changed.
Fleure 5 will cive the student a problem
'which will cause him some trouble. It
can be made either by driving jno. j to &
and the ball following to 9, or by driving 3
to 9 and the ball taking 5. The first way is
likely to produce the best results.
Figure C There Is hardly any necessity
to describe this "spare." It speaks elo
quently for ItHelf.
Charlie Clark of the Kansas City team,
made a difficult "spare" the other night
In a side game. Nos. 6, 10 and 7 were
standing. He struck No. 6 on the right
sending It to 7, the ball caroming on 10.
It looked like an Impossible shot but it
was made with apparent ease.
Another difficult "spare" made by a
member of the Kansas City Bowling
League was accomplished by a member
of the Eagles, rjjfo may have been a
chance, but the credit Is due all the same.
Nos. 6 and 7 were standing and It was a
case of a 1,000 to 1 that it would not be
made but he hit No. G on the outside to
the right and drove it to 7.
The diagram will give some idea of the
many difficult "spares" likely to arise In
a game. How to make these "spares" is
quite another question.
One Hundred and Seventy-one "Were
Decided In the United State
Daring 3 SOS.
One hundred and seventy-one stakes for
2-year-olds were decided In the United
States last year, and the winners of these
were the get of seventy stallions. Kan
tanka's and Sir Dixon's get head' the list
as stake winners, the latter stallion siring
six winners. Including Alpen. the winner of
the Stallion stakes, worth $18,270, at Haw
thorne, while Kantanka had three. Ken
tucky Colonel, Black Venus and King Bar
leycorn, who brought an aggregate of $21,
200 when sold at Morris Park. The next
sires in point of merit aro His Highness
and Kingston, whose get won nine stakes
each, but the greatest credit goes to His
Highness, the son of imported Ill-Used,
dam Imported Princess, as It was the first
season that any of his get raced.
To his son, Jean JBcrand, belongs the hon
or of both winning the greatest number
of stake events, seven, and also taking
down the most, money of any of his year,
the sum won by him being $66,870. Belvl
dere, who Is a full brother to Sir Dixon,
was accountable for W. Overton, who won
six stage events. Imported Candlemas'
get took down a similar number ot stake
events, and to him belongs the glory of
slrins Martimas. the winner of the great
est 2-year-old event of the year, the Fu
turity sialic, v.iiue oo,iv iu uic iwuuci.
There was but ono unbeaten 2-year-old of
the year. May Hempstead, the daughter of
Patron, but sh'e started only four times,
her career being cut short by accident
while exercising at Memphis. Espionage,
the well named filly by Inspector B., dam
Sunmaid, won twenty races, which was the
greatest number won by any 2-year-old.
Will Be Held nt the Midland Hotel
Tliia ErenliiK and an Aaaocln-
tion Will Be Formed.
The general meeting of the committee
for the formation of the Kansas City In
terstate Fair Association to-night at the
Midland promises to be productive of good
results. The plans or the special commit
tee have received much favorable com
ment from, those interested In the race
track feature.
The association will be capitalized for
J150.0W lu .shares or SlfrJ each. The plans
of the organization, sites offered and the
articles of incorporation will be presented
at the general mei'ting. and It Is expected
that they will be adopted with, little
Northern Pacing; Circuit Stake.
DETROIT. MICH.. Feb. 5. Walter C.
Parmer, secretary of the Northern racing
circuit, has Issued the stake programme
for the spring and summer meetings. The
dates are:
Montreal. June S to 21: Fort Erie. June
2S to-July 19; Windsor. July 2! to August 12;
Highland park. Detroit. August 12 to 2S.
Five stakes, valued at fci.BOO, will be hung
up at the Montreal meeting. The associa
tion plans to make the .Fort Erie meeting
its biBget feature and offers six stakes,
, i . ryvi !. mftsf nrAtnlnant h
vaiucu HI .l..w. uic ...-. i ... .....- -
ing the renewal of the Canadian derby,
$2.M0. At the Windsor and Detroit meet
ings three stakes worth JLWQ each, axe an-
- " if f f
1 a
a. "
nounced. Entries to all the stakes will
close March 1.
Greater Xew York Three Straight.
CHICAGO, Feb. 5. The Greater New
York bowlers won three straight games
to-day from a local team called the "So
cial Seven." The scores:
First game Greater New York, 9.2; S.
S A 968
Second game Greater New York, 984; S.
S: A.. 881.
Third game Greater New York. 860; S.
S. A..- 830.
To-night the New Yorkers played three
games with the North Chicago team, win
ning two of the three. Scores:
First game Greater New York, SSS; North
Chicago. 840.
Second game Greater New York. 971;
North Chicago. SOS.
Third game Greater New York, STT.;
North Chicago. 775.
The visitors left to-night for Lansing,
The board of directors of the Inter-Club
Bowling League, of Chicago, adopted reso
lutions to-day to withdraw from the Amer
ican Bowling Congress. The action was
taken on account of the recent decision of
the concress on some disputed local games.
It is said a new Western congress will be
Itoby Track to lie Demolished.
CHICAGO. Feb. 5. The Roby, Ind., race
track and poolroom, the scene of many
races and prize fights, and which has given
so much trouble to the Indiana au
thorities, will, it is said, soon be a thing
of the past. Negotiations have been prac
tically concluded for the lease of the site
of the poolroom and part of the quarter
stretch of the track to a syndicate headed
by Browning Nichols, of Rochester, Minn.,
and a large bicycle factory will be erected
on the grounds. The work of demolishing
the clubhouse will begin at once.
Commercial Club Leave With Ban
ner Flying Will Be Gone t
One Week.
With banners streaming and a general
air of light heartedness prevailing, the
Commercial 'Club's trade extension party
left the Second street depot at 9 o'clock
last night. The party occupied a special
train, which left promptly on time over the
Frisco road. The train consisted or three
sleepers, one baggage and a dining car.
Every preparation was made for the com
fort and convenience of the tourists. All
the members of the" blub -who presented
their names last week 'to" Mr. Clendenlng
signifying that they desired to join the
party, appeared on time last night and the
sleepers were taxed to' their extreme ca
pacity. Each car was decorated with a
huge banner extending its entire length. On
these banners was printed:
"The Commercial Club, of Kansas City,
U. S. A."
The party will make an extensive trip
through the Southwest territory which is
tributary to Kansas City and wilt not re
turn until next Sunday. A night run to
Springfield was made and this morning the
club will make its first stop at Republic.
Through the day it will stop at Intermedi
ate towns on the Frisco as far as Seligman,
thence at 12:50 this afternoon the run will
be made to Eureka Springs and then from
Rogers over the Bentonville railroad to
the towns as' far as Fayettevllle, where a
stop will be made for the night, at 10:15.
To-morrow morning the train will go On
to Fort Smith, where a stop of an hour
will be made, and then on to Wister, with
intermediate stops. At Wister the C, O. &
G. railroad will be taken and the larger
towns visited up to South McAllster, where
Tuesday night will be spent.
Wednesday ths train will put In the day
along the line of the C, O. & G, from
South McAlisters to El Reno, includ
ing stops at Shawnee, Choctaw City,
Oklahoma City and other towns. Wednes
day night will be spent In El Reno. Thurs
day the run will be over, the Rock Island
road from El Reno to Wellington, including
visits to Kingfisher, Hennessey, Enid, Pond
Creek; Mcdtord and other good towns.,
From Wellington the Santa Fe will be
taken, running as far as Edmond. where
the stop for tho night will be made. Fri
day will be put in on the line of the Santa
Fe from Wellington to Edmond. Visits
will be made at Arkansas City, Perry,
Guthrie and other important towns. In
the afternoon tne train win again take
the Frisco tracks going from Chandler to
Brlstow before stopping for the night. Sat
urday, Claremore will be the first place vis
ited and the day will be put in along the
Frisco line at the best towns from there
to Springfield, which will be reached at
6:50 p. m. After a stop of two hours at
Springfield, the train will run to Bolivar,
reaching there at 10 o'clock in the evening
and remaining until midnight. From there
the run home will be made without any
visits, reaching Kansas City at C o'clock
Sunday morning.
Cold Weather Will Continue.
Yesterday was a cold day, an ideal win
ter day, a day when wraps and furs were
in aemanu, a aay
when fireplaces were
hugged and few peo
ple cared to be
abroad. The mercury
stood below the freez
ing point all day leng.
and at the close the
Indications were that
the cold wave would
linger with us for a
I - p I - lew aays longer.
, uic jutuumuuj. tem
perature yesterday was 15 degrees; the
minimum. 3 degrees.
The hourly reauings were
8 a. m 6
9 a. m ?
2 d. m 12
3 p. m 13
4 p. m 14
5 p. m.............. 15
G p. m 15
7 p. m 15
10 a. m
11 a. m p
12 m 9
1 p. m J"
Judge O'Grady gave a box party at the
Coates opera house Saturday night to ex
Governor Crittenden, Judge Philips and
ladles and after the performance a dinner
at the Coates In honor of Miss Nielson.
Pain In the aide nearly always comes
from a disordered liver and is promptly
relieved by Carter's Little Liver Pills. Don't
forget this.
Via the Knty Route.
On Februarv 7th and 21. the Missouri
Kansas & Texas railway will sen tickets
to all points In Texas. New Mexico, Ari
zona and Louisaua, at vtry low rates:
for particulars, call at ticket office. 1018
Union avenue, 823 Main street and Union
depot. . T. J. FITZGERALD.
Passenger and Ticket Agent.
Kanaaa City to Chicago Santa, Fe
Shortest and best line. Finest train and
dining car service between the two cities.
Try it.
Wedding "Rings; guaranteed It kt. at
Jaccard's, 103 Main street.
Bin th y8 Kind.You Hava Always BoujW
Auditor of a AVeatern Hand Admitted
He Destroyed Record Showlnfc
Rebate Other Instance by
the Commlnniou.
The advance copy of the twelfth annual
report of the Interstate commerce commis
sion reveals some Interesting practices ot
railway men, as well as some devices of
shippers 1.. the way of avoiding the re
quirements of the act to regulate com
merce. According to the report, it was
found, when imesilgations were contem
plated, that witnesses to the successful
conduct of the case had removed them
selves beyond the Jurisdiction ot the
courts, while others who acknowledged in
a general way their violations of the law,
were nevertheless unable to give specific
information because of the destruction of
memoranda upun which the only data re
lating to the cases were kept.
In one Instance the auditor of a West
ern railroad admitted under oath that he
had collected rebates fiom Eastern lines
and distributed the money to shipper?, and
that lie had deliberately destroj ed the rec
ords of tho transaction.-.
As an instance of the disregard by ship
pers of the Interstate commerce law. the
commissioners state that a certain company
engaged In the turpentine and oil trade, in
which It ued tank curs or shipping pur
poses, had a large number of cars made
which it certified to the railroad companies
were of 6.000 gallons capacity. The rail
roads accepted the statement and billed the
cars accordingly. It was afterwards found
that tho actual capacity of such cars was
9.500 gallons, and us a result the shippers
obtained free transportation for 3,jOO gal
lons with each carload.
It Is not stated that upon the dlscovery
or this fraud the" railroads took any action
to collect the back charges, but, It appears
that the shippers considered themselves
fully Justified under existing conditions In
thus obtaining a reduced rate of transpor
tation. Tills statement of the case is made
without qualification by the commission,
but It does not appear that the partie-s
guilty of tho fraud have been punished at
the Instance of that body.
In commenting on the report of the com
mission, the Railway Age says: "The most
serious aspect of the expose made by the
report is the apparent disregard with which
the act to regulate commerce is held by
both the railways and the public. It Is
a sad commentary on the American peo
ple that such an Indifference to any exist
ing statute should be manifested. The sta
bility or our Institutions depends upon the
Intelligent acquiescence or the people in
the conclusions or our lawmaking and law
interpreting bodies.
"It is without doubt true. that the Inter
state commerce law Is impracticable, if
not worse, and that as at present formu
lated It Is absolutely harmful to the Inter
ests it was designed to protect. That, how
ever, affords no excuse for Its promiscuous
violation. The tendency of the times is al
together too much in the direction of law
lessness, and It behooves the public at
large and. most of all, railroad corpora
tions, to both advocate and practice the
most careful compliance with our laws."
It Is true that such has been the case
to, a great extent In the past, but a new
era seems to have dawned with the an
nouncement of the leading officials of the
Baltimore & Ohio, the Big Four and other
systems, that they will .strictly obey the
law. Chairman Knapp was evidently alive
to the weaknesses of the present law and
the little conferences he had with the pres
idents of the Eastern lines is mainly re
sponsible for the unparalleled firmness of
the rates.
"Black Diamond" Road a Go.
CLEVELAND. O., Feb. 5. Colonel Albert
F. Boone, the railroad promoter, stated in
an interview here to-day concerning the
proposed "Black Diamond" road from Co
lumbus, O.. to Port Royal, S. C. that the
contracts for building the different divis
ions of the line were all signed, ami it
would surely be constructed. An Engli3n
syndicate is behind the enterprise.
"We will have one of the greatest rail
roads In the world when It Is completed."
said Colonel Boone. "It will cost $jO,000.(-00
to construct it. It will be double, tracked
the entire length. The line will pass
through some of the richest mineral dis
tricts In the world. Our grades will be very
Increaae of "Waigen Granted.
Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf railway- an
nounces Increase in engineer's pay 25 per
cent; firemen, 15 per cent; effective at once.
Water Thrown Into the Air In the
Klondike Frose Before It Fell,
and Popped Like a Pistol.
Mrs. Maggie Ferguson is the only Inde
pendence woman in the Klondike. Mrs.
Sallie Leach, her mother, received a letter
from her yesterday which tells some In
teresting facts about the 'weather. On the
night of November 18 it was 40 degrees be
low' zero where Mrs. Ferguson Is. She
threw out some water and it froze before
It reached the ground and popped like a
pistol. There Is sunshine only for one hour
each 'day and that is about 12 o'clock. Mrs-.
Ferguson has experienced 53 degrees be
low zero, but she states she does not real
ize It in that country. Twenty degrees be
low zero is considered pleasant.
Mrs. Ferguson Is enjoying her stay at
this winter resort and thinks Klondike a
great place. A great deal of work is being
pushed forward In that region, but the
men do not know how rich they will be un
til the spring cleanup takes place. Mrs.
Ferguson states that she is contented and
William Valentine Say He nobbed
the Train at Leeda, but He
Wna Only Drunk.
"I cannot tell a lie. I did It myself." said
William Valentino as he staggered into
police station No. 2 last night.
"Did what?" asked Captain Burns.
- "Robbed the Missouri Pacific train at
Leeds." replied Valentine. "I cannot bear
to see anyone hanged for a crime I com
mitted, so I have come to give myself up."
Valentine was locked up In a nice, largo
cell and to-day he will have to answer to
the charge of plain drunk instead of being
permitted to rank with train robbers, for
Valentine wouldn't rob a handcar, let alone
a train.
Typical Mountain Wedding:.
What is described as "a typical moun
tain wedding" took place near Batsvll!c.
Va.. a few days ago. when Miss 'Estclle
Clemmons became Mrs. Een Luther..
About 100 guests were present. A rejected
suitor of Miss Clemmons was among the
guests, conspicuous by a broad band of
crepe worn on his ,arra. During the cere
mony the Jilted man and his symiKithizers
expressed their sense or bereavement by
low, sorrowrul moaning.
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