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THE KANSAS CITY JOUBtf AL. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6. 1899. DEFENDS ROBERTS BLDER KELSCII STAXDS BY HIS PER SOXAL, FHIEXD. ? li'l LI 1 : ilrr SAYS HE IS A MORAL MAN HOT SHOT FOR "PCRE SIIXDED" MEMBERS OF COXGRESS. .f r JV Declares Roberts Should Sny to the Representatives: "He That 'Is- Without Sin Anions Yon, r Coat the First Vote Against Me." "" X Elder Louis A. Kelsch, president of the Northern states mission of the Utah Mor mon church. Is attending the conference of elders now In session In Independence. Elder Kelrch is a personal friend, of Congressman-elect Roberts, of Utah, and Is de cidedly In- favor of seating Roberts in the , h a 1 1 s of congress. After thejcxperience meeting aeld yester day Eldr Kelsch gave decided views as to his friend Rob erts, and took occa sion to jrSate that the agitatlamtof the ques tion or polygamy was o r k 1 n g -wondrous 'good to the Utali church. "I traveled wlt'Ji ELDER LOUIS KELSCH. Brother R oberts three years ago, nnd he is one of the most talented men in tho church. He will get his seat in congress.uoo. All of this agita tion against Roberta comes from the East. A lot of ministers nf the Gospel there have found it a good thing. You know that these .Eastern people have missionaries' in the field trying to convert the Mormons in Utah, under the belief that they -oughti to be Christianized; that they are a low.jle.;, graded set and are th vilest of the tile!' This agitation is kept up in order tor.imQrss in the minds of the peopje, of . the! Ei3t that mission "workers ought to e ',kept there and the scheme, ft) ray mind, is to work money out of the "pockets of people to aid them In what they call a just cause. Since tho passogefof the Edmonds law, the opinion has .gained ground that there is no need of further effort in Utah, and the money ought to go to some other field of labor. If this Is not one of the causes, I am badly -mistaken. The agita tion, however. Is doing the chuteh.'iVoir-1 derful amount of good. Peopleihave-cbme' to us inquiring as to our religion "ana, li gives us an opportunity to refnte .tfasi&bt' the lies told and popularly beSeved, about': the church. TVe as a church believe iri-'ipi noiamg tne laws or the land. 'Ifa man can not conform to the laws of the land, he ought to be made to. J want to say this. If Roberts Is given a chance to de fend himself, he la capable of eo doing. He ought to go to the halls of congress where all these good, pure men are gather ed, and stand up and t-ay to, these men. Mf there is one among you, who has been true to his wife, I say to you to vote against me. If you can say truthfullv before your God that you have held sacred all of the marital relations, vote against me. If you have not done these things. not observed In all sanctity the marriage relation, keep your peace, for let the con gressman who is without sin among you cast the first etone." That's what I would say to' those 'pure minded' congressmen and I venture to state here that Roberts would bo seated and a. murhtv small nprronfan. vauIh .im against him taking his seat,Those are my. views of the question. These three women were lawfully married to Brother Roberts, and he has observed his marital relations as but few men have." 3 . , , - iSldeKels.ch .? 01e of tt jnosr promi nent elders In the church of Utah, and is nominally at the head of the. present con ference. His labors have been In Chlcfuj. The Held which he controls'covers eleven states. v ' Elder Hnmphreys, Talks. Elder Humphreys, as stated "in The Jpufi nal, yesterday, believes Roberta -will be ' seated, but does not go sp far'as Elder Kelsch In defending him. He aaldU yeater- dav: - '- "If -it is a fact that plural mnrrlaire still obtains in Utah, why do not these people that know of this violation of law, report it to the proper authorities and bring them to justice? The government has men watching our people, yet no reports are made. x"o be a good citizen it Is obligatory .that these so-called happenings be reported and the culltv one numiihpd "We claim the privilege' of worshiping" A.uiJb.iij uwu uccuruing 10 tne dictates or our own conscience, and allow all men the tome privilege, let them worship where or what they may. The differences of the two churches are principally along the lines of the succession. They believe that Joseph Smith Is the head of the church and we be lieve In the Prophet Brigham. The differ ences are many and are too long to admit of discussion. "We believe in the laying on of hands and so do they. I have no especial experi ences myself In "this line, but I do know that when my father was sick with pneu monia fever three years ago, we discharged the doctors and sent for the elders. There was the usual laying- on of hands, and a cure was perfected. We saints know of thete cures and there Is nn Hnnhr in nu. minds asto the efficacy of the laylng.on at. ..,..-. .? t&juiK ju ui uuuus is accoru ing to the law of God, laid down in the Bible, and the gifts accorded the apostles of old are with us yet, and these manifesta tions are ever with us." " At the conference yesterday the time was taken up principally in the singing of hongs. The music of tne taints Is of a weird kind full nf (ihnrnc urrtrlr as-wI thu n1tn .. .B srtti'nS KfmJrMiMH. vw waw njmmm 'IfWf invariably a plalntlveness that Is striking, profitable business for himself. These ad The songs sung yesterday were sonirs once i Vantages are within the reach of e-ery rendered by the Mormons as they journeyed iiiivuKu jiisbuun, sixty years ugo. lney ! tell or the wondrous land awaiting them in.; the est. where Tear can not enter.. Some of the songs had the crooning sadness of a martyred people and were written by the saints as they journeyed through the great , wilderness of the West. All of those sung yesterday told of a hope, full of pathos m:d yearning for the promised land. No other' church inuslc written has or expresses hiich Intense feeling, for It partakes of a. wild, melody, gathered possibly by a people as they cumpea in a torej-t or on a ocmiu This morning there will be a short busi ness session, after which adjournment" 111 be had. - , Famous Families Extinct. From Um Xtw Tork Henld. - ' The recent celebration of Racine's an niversary at the Comcdle Francalse has drawn attention to the fact that there is not at present any descendant of his who bears his name. His son, who wrote the "Poem of Religion." died during the earthquake at Lisbon and left no children. Two of Racine's daughters, however, left issue, from which have sprung at least twenty representatives of the family, al most all of whom are members of the Languedoc nobility. The families of other famous French writers of Racine's epoch are also extinct. 60 far as Is known the names of La Fontaine. Bossuet. Bourdaloue or La Bruyere aro not borne to-day by any Frjnch citizens who can claim rela tionship with these illustrious men. There are still In France, how-over, de scendants of La Rochefoucauld, St.-Slmon and Cornellle. the most distinguished rep resentative of tho last named family in our time being a gentleman who occupied .1 reputable official position under the second empire and who was a direct de scendant of the author of "The Cld." Turned Down. From the Detroit Free Pnta. "I came to ask you for your daughter." raid the young man who had nothing but what he expects to earn, "but I can't ex press myself." "Express yourself?" sneered the pluto cratic parent. ."'You don't even need to go by freight. Walking Is expeditious enough in this case. Don't forget your tuL" One Acre to Foar Met. Vegetarians assert that one acre of land will comfortably support four persons on o vegetable diet. Greater Than the Bank of Ennlnnd. The "Bank of France is four times as large as the Bank of England, THE BARNHARDT'S NECK. Madame Davenport Says That She Made It Xnture Did Aery Little for the Great Diva. "You ask if I know Sarah Bernhardt, 'the great actress?" exclaimed Mme. de GroIIere Davenport, at, the Coates House yesterday, clasping her hands before her in a dramatic pose, and pausing a moment in her animated conversation. "Ah! Who made Sarah Bernhardt's neck? I did!" Madame Davenport is a woman to whom interest attaches more from the things she does not talk about than from those she does. As an exponent or a European system of physical culture, with Institutes in all the large cities of the Old World, patronized by many of the greatest sing ers and actresses, her's Is a peculiar dis tinction. To be able to take nn inven tory of her life's achievements In the physical charms of celebrities of the stage of the last quarter of a century seems of little moment to her. She prefers to talk "of ze work of ze Bernhcim system of training." Among the regular patrons of the school who have been under her personal charge during more than thirty years are Madame Pattl, Emma Calve, Sarah Bernhardt, Madam Judic. Madam Arditti, Madam Ristorl. One of her latest students was Mrs. George Curzon, formerly Miss Lelter, of Chicago. "Sarah Bernhardt has been my constjnt pupil for many years," eaid she. "I saw her often at the suburban theaters when she was a mere girl. She played melodrama often at La FItte theater, thirty-eight years ago. She then threw the tame passion into her work. It was cleen years, before she became a star, a long time of persevering labor in obscuritft "For years my office has been In the Renaissance theater, where she plays, ind there she has come to me for training for weeks each year. Did 1 ever see her in a temper? Ah. she has verv little self-con trol. She i never happy, it seems, ex cept when she is in her part. She Is never satisfied with what she can do; her am bition has never been reached and shi is burdened with it. It keeps her in a state of nervousness and discontent. "But she likes me because I scold her ,ind am candid. She says to me, 'You can read my thoughts and feelings as I do my audi ence, by Intuition.' We- have had many discussions on the subject of mankind. She would not endure the restraint of married life, and often she has said: 'Bah, the familiarity of married life breeds contempt.' i "Why Bernhardt Seier Slurried. "She is too brusque, her personality too strong in every way -lor her to be married. Yet there are many qualities, ana 1 nave told her, that would make her a good wife. 'She Is so different from other-women in this: shn has no oettv jealousies, no Ilttlo feminine meannesses. In our eighteen years or more intimate acquaintance 1 never heard her utter a word against a woman. She is cosmopolitan in her nature, and. she never sits in judgment on her sex. "People call her an Immoral woman. I know she is not. She "Will do what she pleases. She acknowledges .no restraints. But I do not believe she Is Immoral as the world considers her. and I know the life of the woman. "She has written me she will give a re ception to myself and a company of Amer ican teachers who will go to the world's fair with me. when we reach Paris. " "Nature did so very little for her, but .she has the magnetism, the fire, the brain. I gave her the suppleness, the grace and ! chirm of movement. If she only had the classical ngure or uiara waiter. An, sne nas the greatest of all Cleopatras, she of the exquisite classic profile, the mar velous talent and the temperament of the Ideal Cleopatra." A branch of the school, established by Professor La Fontaine, to which Madam Davenport belongs. Is conducted 'in Lon don by Professor Cedarstrom. the husband of Madam Patti. Until the prima donna fell in love with Professor Cedarstrom she was a regular patron of the Paris Insti tute conducted by Madam Davenport for fifteen years. "Do I know Professor Cedarstrom? I knew him when he was this tall," she said, measuring the height of a small boy. "He Is only 40 years old now. I am well, more than 60. He was called to Madam Patti's villa to give her training and he won her away from me: He is a gentleman of great culture. AH our Instructors must be from the universities." At the Vienna Institute Madam Daven port trained Madam Marches!, Madam Ju dic and other famous singers. "At 67 years of age. Madam MarchesI can bend back and touch her head to the floor," said Madame Davenport. "And I can do the same at my age. Shs has pre served her voice to a very great range by regular tralnlpg. vocal and physical." Madam Davenport Is on her way to San Francisco. She expects to establish a branch school either there or in New York. Sne is a graduate of the University of Paris and the Salpetrlene hospital and a vocal student of Madam Viardot and Herr Stockhausen. She is a vegetarian. The followers of the system, of which Dr. AI phonse Bernheim, of Vienna, is now the head, are taught to diet Incessantly to pre serve health and to grow beautiful and graceful. They believe" It Is possible for anyone to reach the age of 100 if they live up to the tenets of the school. Soap and water are forbidden; lettuce and cucum bers aro used for- washing the face and hands at all times of the year. Besides physical training and dieting, the mental state is taken into consideration. "You must not think how old you are," said Mme. Davenport. "Have a mental picture of yourself as you were at 18 years of age and act as If you were so young." ADVANTAGES OF A TRADE. it Brings Independence and Oppor tunity for Engaging in Business. From the Ladles Home Journal. If some one should ask, "What is to be gained by learning a trade?' the answer first suggesting Itself would be to show that a skilled worker an artisan or me chanic earns two, three or even four times as much wages In the same number of hours or days as an unskilled laborer one who does work that requires no special training. The services of a skilled worker are also in more constant demand, and while he earns two or three times as much -per hour, he has longer periods of work and less enforced Idleness than has the 1 unskilled laborer. The possession of a trade gives a comfortable sense of security and independence, for one thus skilled Is al- . ways sure of a comfortable livelihood, and, 'with economy, a competency for the de clining years of his life, and besides, he has various opportunities of engaging In .Bright boy. and obtainable without a sac- nnce. inis win De unuersioou wnen it is considered that the wages or an apprentice to a trade are about the same as the wages of a lad of tho same age at unskilled forms of labor: consequently the apprentice Is TtifiVlnir about as much monev as If rm. 'ployed at ordinary manual labor, besides gaining, a traoe. , Half Cents In Onr. Currency. Half cents were coined from 1793 to 1797. both years Inclusive: In 1799 and 1SO0. and from 1S02 to 1S11. these years inclusive: then none were coined until 1S23. in that year and In ISM. 1S2S. l&S. 1S31. 1S33. to IT-, the coinage of half cents contlniiprl. U-'rom 1S19 to 1S37. with the exception of 1S5Z. tne coinage was resumeu; dui since .the last named year no half-cents have bpen struck. The. total "value of the roln- Zasc was i29.92G.ll: the whole number of pieces struck was i.yaj.a. The "United States Court has' awarded the Anheuser-Bush Brew ing Ass'n absolute and exclusive use of the name BUDWEISER. nnd all other brewers who have used that name have been defeated and compelled to drop it. The Very Finest Trains to , CHICAGO and ST. LOUIS via CHICAGO Sr ALTON RAILROAD. The Finest Dlnlno- Car Via the Burlington RoutP from Kansas Cltv to the East and North. Its name is Kansas City, and Kansas uny urms sup ply Its new dining service and supplies. Are You Coins' to California? Th roi!rnrnIa Limited. Santa Fe Routp -gives the best and speediest service. Only 21 1-6 cays, xvaiisus .iiy w auicih, Kansas City to ChIcajo Santa Fa Route. Shortest and best line. Finest train and dining car service between the two cities. Try it. Added This Season. Barber shop and ladles' observation car on the. California Limited, via Santa Fa Route. Service Is finer than ever before. D.aC Bstn- BiiarfYeB Haw tiwrs Bart gjgnit ?&&&& THEY GALL HER MAMMA WH.iT MATROX FLATBUSH IS CRITTEXTOX HOME GIRLS. TO Third 'Annnnl Reunion Held Yester- da Splendid Work Ileitis: Done by the Institution, "Which Is Out of Debt. "Mamma Flatbush" Is what the girls at the Florence Crlttcnton home all call the superintendent and matron of that place, and "my girls" is what Mrs. Flatbush calls them In return, as proudly as any mother ever spoke of her own daughters and their little ones. And that seems to be the secret of the great success which this mission is meeting with In Kansas City. It is a home for the unfortunate girls who go there, a home not only in name, but In fact, and after leaving the place and going forth to make their way in the world, the young women all look back to it as a loving, cheerful home, where their tears were wiped away, their despair turned to hope. MATRON A. FLATBUSH. their fear to courage; where the brave, gentle, little "mamma," who Is rapidly giv ing her vitality to the work, ministered not only to their temporal needs, but showed them also their true pathway for the future and encouraged them in their determination not to let one false step ruin their lives. The third annual reunion of the Florence Crittenden Mission and Home was held yesterday afternoon and evening, at the home, 3713 East Fifteenth street, and It was made a most Joyous occasion. Good friends of the home concluded that the re union should be partly social in its nature, so for a few days previous sent in pro visions, cakes, oysters, turkeys and similar things suitable for a feast, and the girls of the home, the officials and other visitors firesent were treated to a fine dinner pre Imlnarvs to the most formal Dart of the programme. The tables were laid in the two parlors, and presentned a most attrac tive appearance, being ornamented with roses and other cut flowers-. In the arch way between the two rooms a beautiful drapery had been festooned, he work of the girls at nresent in the home. There were also remarks by Miss Bertha Munson, of Nevada, Mo., formerly matron. or tne nome, ana Dy Mrs. convoy, matron of the Door of Hope, and by a number of other visitors, after which the erirls re peated In concert the third chapter 'of James. The programme was interspersed with songs. Through it all could be seen the spirit witn wnicn xne nome is conouctea, ex pressed bv Mrs. Flatbush when she said: "I love my girls and they all love me." The girls are taught cheerfulness by example. They are taught to love their babies and not to give them away. Mrs. Flatbush Insisting upon this and believing the mother love and mother pride aroused has much to do with keeping the young woman in the right way. Certainly her methods seem based on the right Ideas for a more cheerful, self-respecting lot of girls would be hard to find than those now assembled beneath the roof of the Florence Crlttenton home, or who have gone out from it In the last three years. The home Is one of fifty-six of the same name in the larger cities of the United States, and founded by Charles N. Crltten ton, a wealthy New Yorker, In memory of his little daughter, Florence, who died when 4 years old. It is carried on as a branch of the national Florence Crlttenton work. Its local olflcers are a board of di rectors, as follows: J. H. Walte. President. George W. Campbell, first vice president. Alfred Zartman, second vice president. Thomas Jones, "secretary. C. B. Dart, treasurer. J. V. Kendall, Dr. E. S. Northrup, H. T. Abernathy. Dr. W. F. Kuhn. Mrs. A. B. Simons. Mrs. Alice C. Ball, Mies Ellen D. Morris. Mrs. A. B. Peet. Charles Crlttenton and Mrs. Thomas C. Wilson. Mrs. A. M. Flatbush, superintendent. Miss Ruby Wheeler, field evangelist. House physicians, Dr. E. S. Northrup and Dr. W. F. Kuhn. Thomas Jones. Attorney. B. E. Richardson, the first president of the Kansas City home, and still one of its most active friends, spoke words of en couragement and told how proud and hap py he was when the first home and mis sion was opened on Fourth and Main three yeara ago. Then Mrs. Flatbush spoke feelingly of the work, how In many instances "her girls" had finally been returned to their parents happy and reconciled, how many others had been secured positions in which they could earn a living for themselves and their babies, how nearly all who had passed through the home had become Christians, only n very small per cent go ing back to a rinftil life. During the three years the home has been in existence more than 3G0 girls have came to it for help. She told many touching incidents of the life In the home, of the earnest, heartfelt pray ers of the girls at "family worship and declared her belief that her girls are near ly all sincere In their professions of con version and determination to become true women. One young woman who has been helped by .the home has determined to consecrate her life to rescue work, and all of them Imbibe a spirit of cheerfulness and help fulness In the home which Is beautiful to see. At' one time, when all the rooms were full, when sixteen young mothers were there, a heventecnth girl applied for ad mission. She herself, thought she could not receive tho girl, but the other girls said: "Let her come: we can double up and make room for her." Mrs. Flatbush said the generous spirit of these girls could be Imagined when It Is known that "dBubl ing up" meant two mothers and two babies In one bed. But the girls have the knowl edge of their own forlorn position before being admitted to the home, and are de sirous that other girls similarly situated may enjoy 'ts benefits. A beautiful picture also hung near, Christ standing Bv a maiden dressed in blue and representing purity, who was reaching her hand to a prostrate girl In scarlet and lifting her up to the same level as herself. The dinner over, President Walte arose nnd briefly sketched the work the home has done in the year Just closed, as well as previously, when It was located in .the North end. While the former locatiau pre sented advantages for rescue work among the fallen women, the suburban position now occupied has its advantages to the inmates themselves. He spoke of the great success of the work being largely clue to the zeal and wisdom of the superintendent, Mrs. A. M. Flatbush and also of the valuable help given by the medical department which gives its services so willingly. The finan cial expenses of the home have been large ly provided through the work of the field evangelist. Miss Ruby Wheeler, whd trav els In the Interest of the home and oftres cue work. Much Is voluntarily given by the people of Kansas City through the churches, the W. C. T. U.. young people's societies and individually. A horse and carriage donated by the Live Stock ex change members has been a great help to the home during the past year and has been greatly appreciated. President Walte eaid the home Is prac tically out of debt and while the expenses are about $100 a month, the money always seems forthcoming when needed. Thomas Jones, the secretary of the board, made an address on the future of the home In which he expressed the hope that the home might have a home of Its own. also that the future would permit not only a suburban home of Its own. but also a home and mission in the North end where tho rescue work is so much needed Ho also, suggested that a home for the . M. dead should be provided by those who have experienced the benefits of tho ,home, by the raising of a fund for the purchase of a Florence Crlttenton lot in the cemetery where could be burled the girls and the babies who die while at thet home. IT MAY BEA "CATCH." 31. Regan Charscd With Attempt to Steal an Overcoat Identified by A. Austin. M. Regan, a young man. about 20 years of age, was arrested by Officers Adams and Hamlll at an early hour yesterday morning on suspicion that ho was trying td steal an overcoat from. Shrine hall, where the bartenders" ball was in progress. Regan was at the bartenders ball and it is claimed that when he started to go away he picked up an overcoat belonging to someone else. When placed under ar rest he said a woman had asked him to get the coat for a friend of hers, but the police decided to lock him- up in order to give the detectives a charice to bee him. At "police headquarters ho said he lived at Twentieth' and ,Dripps streets and,worked at the stockvards,for E. T.ScoviUe. When Inspector Halpin saw him he sent for two of the three men who had been held up last November, in which two of the vic tims were shot. . Cia. rxt tVim wna A Allt In. WllO liVCS at 1218 Cherry street and had been stopped at Sixteenth and Summit streets the night of November 27 bv two men who ordered him JLo throw up his hands. Austin had. passed tnem wnen tne order was biii. am. . he turned one of tho men tired at him, the ball taking effect In his side and in flicting a serious wound. As he lay on the ground they took from his person a gold watch and a Bible and as they started away one of them tald: "We. want to hurry out of this, there's Scoville s house right acros the street." This, in connection with the fact that Regan works, for Mr. Scoville, convinced the inspector that it would pay to send for the men held up and hae them try to identify Regan. 'Austin was the first to arrive at police head quarters and when shown Regan, who was sitting in the inspector's room, he .said. "That is one of the men. I saw both of them very plainly and am not apt to for get their faces--. One was taller than tne other and this Is the short one, the one WAt the tlSI-he was shot Austin furnished the police with a very minute and com plete description of the two h'shwajmen, and his description of one of them lit RAnaonthe?avictim of the two hfehwaymen, A. L. Alyea. who lives at SOS West Sev enteenth street and who was held up at Seventeenth and Broadway a couple ot nights before Austin was shot, went to tie station to have a look at Began, but .he was not certain he was one of the rob bers. Alyea was stopred In a dark part of the street, only a few rods froni Ws home, and relieved of about $6 In cash It was so dark he could not set a good look at the men and r could furnish only a poor description of them. . Still another victim of the two men w ho were operating in the city about that time was Joseph Feeterer. who resides at 9ai State Line street. He w as walking along St Louis avenue between Liberty ana Wy oming streets, on the night of December 1 when two men stopped him and, after the isual dlspla "of plstcSs took . 5 cents from him They then told him to make nlm SJ scarce, and as he started to walk away one of them fired two shots at him. Both balls entered h s overcoat, but did not penetrate the skin. Feeterer was sent for yesterday, and as he got J. good look at his assailants, he may be able to say whether or not Regan Is one of them. ReSm has been in trouble before but for Tiothlng more serious than fighting. The police say he spent a good deal or his time around saldons, but never con sidered him a trough character. CRAP GAME RAIDED. Joint at 1008 East Eighteenth Street Visited by Police and Nineteen Persons Arrested. A detail of officers from station No. 4 raided R. H. Berry's crap Joint at 1608 East Eighteenth street at an early hour yester day morning. The raid was led by Ser geant Duer, who had witl him Officers Byer, Reagan, Hoover and Ravenkamp. When the police eniered the room several crap games were , In operation. The pro prietor and fifteen, Inmates were loaded into ;,a nntwii wmrrkn jind taken to No. 4 sta tion. They will appear before' Police Judge Burnham this morning. Another Burglary. Burglars broke Into Busche's plumbing establishment, at tho corner of Fifth street and Minnesota avenue, Kansas City, Kas., Saturday night, and stole about JaO worth of brasses. An entrance was secured by breaking a window glass near the door, through which the night lock on the door was unlocked. The matter was reported to the police yesterday morning. Of the various classes of thieves the au thorities of Kansas City, Kas., have been more annoyed by brass thieves than any other. The railroad companies have been the heavy losers from the operations of this class of criminals. Tho shops and yards are frequently visited by such thieves and valuable brasses stolen.' The loss to one certain road in brasses is said, to amount to about J1.000 during the past eight or ten months. The brasses are gen erally taken from engines and are sold for less than one-tenth their actual value to junk dealers. Churned With Steallns 9"t. .Tnsenh Booker was arrested yesterday by Sergeant Kennedy and Officer Smead on a state warrant charging him with stealing MO from Frank Allen, a saloonkeeper. The theft with which Booker Is charged oc curred some weeks ago, but Booker has been across the state line ever since tho warrant was Issued. Yesterday the offi cers located him in Westport and after placing him under arrest turned him over to the county marshal. H. L PATT'SJjOME BURNED. Early Morning- Fire at 2408 Forest Results In 91,700 Loss Mr. Patt Was Injured. An early morning fire In the residence of H. L. Patt, at 240S Forest avenue yesterday resulted In the total destruction of Mr. Patt's home and In the 'possible Eerious Injury of himself. Tlie fire wasydiscovered about 2 o'clock by J. L. Pearse, who lives next door. Mr. Pearse first saw the lire in the base ment, but thought the light came from the furnace. Waking a few minutes later, how ever, and looking toward his neighbor's home, Mr. Pearso saw the fire issuing from tne stairway on tne second noor. Mr. Pearson hastily turned in an alarm and Mr. Patt, awaking, tried to get down the stairway but was stopped by the flames. He ran to the window and jumped upon the sloping roof of the porch, reached the ground that way. At first he thought he was unhurt, but later In the day, had to send for a' physician to relieve the pain coming from his severe shaking up. Mr. Patt's family was away at the time so he was alone In the house. The house and contents, valued at Jl.OW and J70O respectively, were entirely lost. Bridge Crossing Fired. A bridge crossing a switch of the Belt Line trades at Twenty-third and Walnut street, was set fire to yesterday by some small boys, and, before the fire was ex tinguished was damaged to the amount of 120. Small Fire In a Bank. Hot ashes from the furnace under the Union Avenue Bank of Commerce at 9 o'clock "yesterday caused a small fire, but no damage resulted. , TWO EVENINGJBURGLARIES. Thieves Enter the Home of C. H. Steele and Second-hand Store ot G. E. S -arts. Two evening burglaries, in-olving an in teresting list of plunder, were reported to the police last night about midnight. The home of C. H. Steele, 14 East Six teenth1 street. 'Was' entered about 8:30 and therefrom were taken a $10 bronxe clock. $20 album and several bottles, of beer. Burglars entered the second-hand store of-G. E. Swartz, at 308 East Eighteenth street, about 10 o'clock and carried off a quantity of goods, including two dozen pairs of pants, gold watch and chain, dia mond earrings and a revolver. - Michigan aoloaa Ave EeaMSslcal. Many of the chiefs of state departments in Michigan's capital save hotel bills by the use of folding beds In their offices. She "JIave you ever been beyond the borders of the United States?" He "No; it has always been my ambition to take a trip around the world, but up to this time I have not succeeded In getting more than two-tniras 01 tne way. mcugo uauy - i News. A LETTER THAT GAME AXT AXOTHER THAT WILL ARRIVE BEFORE VERY LOXG. School Girl of Kevr Orleans Writes Here, and Loyal Kansas City Girl Writes to Jackson ville, Fla. Tho correspondence between the pupils of the Kansas City schools and those of other cities continues to grow, multiply and replenish Uncle Sam's postofflce coffers. Miss Tilllo Rltz, of the Yeager school, has received tho following reply from Ernestine Frlcke, of the McDonough school No. 1, of New Orleans: Miss Tlllle Ritz. Kind Little Friend: Your letter has just been handed to me. I also am a pupil of a big public scnool. We have twelve rooms In our schoolhouse. Our tardy bell rings five minutes past nine o'clock. We have a quarter hour recess in th'e forenoon and a quarter, no a half hour at nooa, and we go home at half past two. Our class have learned these verses, "Beautiful Hands," "Bobby's Bun," and "Loving Words." We have physical culture and supervisors for music and drawing. I like music best. Our room faces the north. It is 31 feet long and 23 feet wide. There are fifty four pupils In our grade. We keep a weather record for every school day. Our new Hag, which was donated by tho mamma of a third grade pupil, waves over our school every school day and on holidays. Our school library Is very large. On Friday evening all good girls may take a book. We like to tell the daily news. Wo are so glad Cuba is free and we have peace. Tho cotton was planted In March and grew all summer. The flowers are yellow, but fade pink the second day. We weed the weaker plantlets and let the healthy and stronger ones remain. In the fall the green bqlls burst open and tho cotton puffs out like dough. It grows best In a warm cli mate. Some cotton plants are three feet high and some about five feet. The seeds have many uses. Oil is made from them and the hulls aro fed to cattle. Meal Is made from the seed, too. It Is used to make the soil richer around orange trees. Our city is a ery large cotton mar ket. One day we went to the river with our teacher and saw floats come to the wharf with cotton. The screwmen rolled it to the side of the ship, where it was hoisted on board by great big hooks. The cotton is pressed and baled before being shipped. We saw the cotton being packed in the hold of a ship, the Ardova, which was 330 feet long. You must know the Mississippi is a very deep, broad river. u leieuiiiieu iurisuuu:? ui suuui. it u had singing, a fire drill, and Santa Claus came and gave us nice presents. Some of the girls received beds for their dolls, and I received a set of dishes which I thought very nice. At home we hang up our stock ings for Santa Claus to till. We all wished Santa Claus merry Christmas, and a happy New Year, and we wish you the same. From the pupils of the first grade. Copied by Ernestine Frlcke. Letter to Jacksonville, Flo. The following letter was written by Tissle A. Vinson, of the Morse school to Jackson, ville, Fla.: My Dear Unknown: It has been decided by the school board of the city to have tho pupils write to the pupils In foreign coun tries, but our teacher thought it would be very interesting to us, and also to others to write to cities in our own country. That is why I now write to you. I never have had tho pleasure of visit, ing your beautiful city. Although I have read a great deal about It. I read not long ago that the school chil dren of the South would like to exchange some large grasshoppers they had for something the Northern children have. If you answer this letter I would be delighted to send you something made in Kansas city. Perhaps you aro not as Ignorant about my city as I am of yours, nevertheless I shall take great pleasure in telling you a few things about Kansas City. As you may know It is a city of a great many hills. Probably this Is one ot the many reasons Kansas City ranks first in cable railways; It not only ranks first in cable railways but in the number of rail roads. Our streets are also In the finest condition, most of them being paved with asphalt which make all kinds of traveling pleas ant. I presume you have eaten a great deal of meat packed by our packing houses as you know Kansas .City Is the largest beet and pork packing center in the world. We have a magnificent public library which contains over 30.000 volumes. This library Is public and any one can draw books from it. In connection with the library is a very tine art gallery where may be seen most of the finest pieces of art. Our "Convention hall," ot which you have no doubt read, is a very fine piece of arch itecture and is something we may well be proud of. The opening of the hall was January 2, 1S99. at whfc time three con certs were given. Tickets to the concerts were on sale about two months. It was decided by a committee that holders or tickets should receive prizes, and In con sequence, a great many prizes were given. some very remarkable, by representative men and women. Although our "Conven tion hall" was opened on the January 2. we will formally dedicate it on the 22nd of February. A representative man of the city offered to give to every boy and girl who would plant a shade tree, a Thanksgiving dinner at one of our finest hotels; a a result about 800 boys and girls enjoyed a feast. Kansas City has a very good system of schools: most of which are named for representative men. I attend the Morss school which is located at Twentieth and Charlotte streets. We also have two fine high schools. The Central and the Man ual Training high school, the latter be ing very fine; the pupils aro taught tho regular high school branches and in con nection the girls, as well as the boys, are taught manual training. Hoping this letter will prove interesting, and you will consider worth answering, I remain, , -Yours Sincerely, TESSIE A. VINSON. T(f MRS. PINKHAM From Mrs. Walter E. Budd, of Pat chogue, New York. Mrs. Budd, in the following letter, tells a familiar story of "weakness and Buffering, and thanks Mrs. Pinkham for complete relief: "Dear Mbs. Pinkham: I think it is my duty to write to you and tell you what Lydia E.Pinkham's Vegetable Compound has done for me. I feel like another woman. Ihadsuch dread ful headaches throucrh mv ifc temples and y. on ton of mv If; head, that I nearly went crazy;waaalso troubled with chills.wasvery weak; my left , side from my shoulders to my waist pain ed me terribly. ' I could not sleep for the pain. Plasters would help for a while, butas soon as takes off, the pain would be just as bad as ever. Doctors prescribed medicine, but it gave ma no relief. "Now X feel so well and strong, hare no more headaches, and no pain in aide, and it is all owing to your Compound. I cannot praise it enough. It is a wonderful medicine. I recoausend it to every woman I know," prwy wL nzff m Vil bH I ARAB SLAVE HUNTERS. Story of a Raid on an African Vlllaae as Told In Cassell's Mag azine. Perhaps the simplest method of describ ing the raiding system, as practiced by the Arab bands in the forest region between the Aruiml and the Congo, would be in the form of a brief narrative of events based upon personal observation. The caravan whose adventures wo are to follow was under the command of Osmanl, a middle aged Arab, who had penetrated the conti nent from Zanzibar more than twenty years before. For two weary weeks the wretched party had traveled through an uninhabited portion ot the great forest, trudging each day through densely matted undergrowth beneath the Impenetrable canopy of primeval trees, and sleeping each night, hungry and weary, upon the sodden ground In the vitiated atmosphere of decaying vegetation. One afternoon. When the tiartv wns nlmnst In fl. condition of despair, one of the Manyema followers sustained a deep flesh wound from a hard wood speur, which had been artfully con cealed in the bushes besldo a well-worn elephant track as a trap, for the natives of the forest are well skilled in woodcraft. Upon discovering this evidence of man's existence in the vicinity the caravan halt ed, while scouts were sent to survey the surrounding country. In a short time it was reported that within an hour's march a large native village had been sighted. usmanis instructions were Dnei: ict hours before the dawn we march upon that village. To-night no tires, no noise, Sikla!" The night air grew gradually colder. A fierce storm swept over the forest, and tho rain, filtering through the thick foliage overhead, trickled In continuous streams "upon the naked bodies of the raiders. It was still dark and raining when the hoarse whisper, "Tendele! Tendele upesi" (March, march quickly), passed from one to anoth er. The party set forth in single file: no word was spoken, and the, only sound that betokened their progress was a slight swishing of leaves and the muffled tread of naked feet upon the spongy ground. Up on nearlng the village clearing each man buckled his ammunition belt more tightly around his waist, and wound a strip of dirty white cotton cloth about his head to serve as a distinguishing mark In the com ing attack upon the naked natives. With a shrill "Hao Yah!" the raiders fired their first volley directly toward the huts where tho natives were sleeping. '"Llah la lhu!" roared the Manyema. as they crash ed through the bushes Into the midst of a multitude of panic-stricken savages, chas ing the black figures hither and thither. Women and children shrieked, fowls flew cackling toward the woods, men's deep voices shouted incoherently; but tho loud rifle reports and shouts of the relentless Manyema drowned all other sounds. Soon the village became enveloped in a dense white fog of sulphurous smoke and mist. In the obscurity of which the raiders' guns flashed forth tongues of Are. ' Gradually the tumult ceased. The cool morning breeze dispelled the heavy cloud of mist and smoke, revealing the victorious raiaers swaggering tnrougn tne aevastatea village, driving scores of miserable wom en and children secured together In couples by means of lashings around the wrists. Soon the early morning sun shone in all its radiance. Its bright beams glinting through the distant trees. In sad contrast to the desolation of dead bodies and smoldering huts. By noon the raiders had establish ed themselves In the former home of tho natives; a rough zerlba of brushwood was formed around the outside to serve as a precaution against any sudden attack, and the trembling captives were placed In the center under a watchful guard. A few days after the attaqk upon the village the Arab chief Osmanl gave In structions for two of the oldest of the captive women to be liberated. Two feeble creatures were brought forth, and stood In abject terror before the marauding chief. "Go to your people who are hiding In the forest," said the Arab. "Tell them their women are alive, and tell them we will set them free when they bring us elephant tusks. For each tusk of an elephant we will give back one woman. If within five days from now they do not come to us with ivory, we will take the women with us to another country and sell them to people who will kill and eat them. Go! Tell our words truly!" When the poor women realized they were free to depart thev darted forward with extraordinary agility Into the woods. un tne morning 01 tne nitn nay tne Arao camp was hailed by a voice from tho for est: "Is It true that our women are still alive?" "It Is true; it is indeed true." re plied a Manyema in the native dialect. "I bring the tusks of clenhants. But first let me hear their voices, that I may know you speak truly." The women were soon produced, and were made to shout a reply to' the native chief, who was all this time concealed from sight among tho trees. Af ter much delay, during which the Manyema in turns coaxed and threatened the timid and susnlclous native, the young chief at lengthMnustered sufficient courage to steo forth. Depositing his burden of ivory in the open, he glanced meaningly In the di rection of the Arab's camp. Instantly sev eral women were liberated, and they rush ed to tho woods. In this fashion, during several subsequent days, the Arab chief was gradually relieved of his prisoners, and In their place he became enriched by a substantial stock of ivory. TO SELL HORSE MEAT. North Dakota Company Applies to the Jicjr York Health Board for Permission. From the New Tork Herald. President Murphy, of the health board, received a letter yesterday from Henry Bosse, general manager of the Medora (N: D.) Meat and Provision Company. In the letter Mr. Bosse asks permission to sell horse meat In this city, and for that pur pose to erect stores and booths throughout the city. He says in part: "My Dear Sir: We, the undersigned, the Medora Dressed Meat and Provision Com pany, of Medora, N. D., incorporated under the laws ot New Jersey, wish to lay before your honorable board an application for the sale of dressed horse meat In the city ot New York. "What we propose Is this: To slaughter only such grade ot horses as would be best adapted to the retail trade, and only such horses as have never had a harness on, be ing as well fed as our Montana beef, which has a world-wide reputation. The animals are all joung stock, from 1 to 5 years old, and their physical condition will be superior to beef. yrtie said stock was slaughtered under the supervision of the United States depart ment of agriculture, bureau Of animal in dustry, by act of congress, approved July 1, 1S9S. and the fact of their physical condi tion properly attested by said department, the meat to be sold only as horse meat, and the fact to be borne out by our ad vertising matter. Our store will be kept scrupulously clean. "The location of the store Is to be regu lated by the neighborhood where can be found the Italian, German, French and Bo hemian element. These people are large consumers of horse meat in their native lands, and It therefore is to be seen that it would sell more freely among them. "In Belgium horse meat is the national dish. During the year 1897, Paris used 34. 326 horses, or 12,014 tons of horse meat, for human food, and throughout Germany It Is largely consumed, as in Italy. Horse meat Is the most nourishing of all meat, contain ing 23 per cent less water than beef, and the taste is hardly distinguishable from beef. "As to the cleanliness of a horse. It Is useless to enter Into that; he is more par ticular than human beings. We are con stantly eating adulterated foods. If a horse's food were dosed as our modern condiments are, you would soon find the horse starving to death. His construction except in his joints Is identical with that of the steer. He Is less susceptible to disease than a steer, pig or sheep. Trichin osis is unknown among horses. Can one point in the United States be mentioned where a quarantine exists against horses? We think not. Cattle? Yes, in every state. This speaks well for the general health of the horse. "The discrepancy in price between a steer and a good carcass of a horse Is very large. The best cuts, such as sirloin, porterhouse and round steaks, can be sold at 3 cents a pound, and the soup pieces at 2V4 cents per pound. "The meat will be shipped from North Dakota In a refrigerator car Just as our dressed beef Is." There Is no ordinance preventing the sale of horse meat, but section 1m of the sani tary code pronioiis me buiu&uicwui, ui horses for food in the city. Repeated attempts have been made to Introduce horse meat in this city, and the New York board ot health first had Its attention called to an effort to introduce It by the closing of a sausage factory on Frank's creek, near Newark, N. J., in De cember, 1897. A short time after this the American Horse Meat Company obtained a license from the Kearny, N. J., authorities and began to slaughter horses for exporta tion to Europe. ... A United States meat inspector was sta tioned at the slaughter house, and a bond of $1,000 was required for forfeiture In case the meat was sold in this country. On December 29 of last year a big con signment of horse meat, which had been shipped from Sidnev Center. Delaware county, N. Y.. to W. R. 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Do not fall to have your health restored while you, can do so at such small expense. Drl Burkhart's Vegetable Com pound is put up in packages containing six months' guaranteed treatment, for one dol lar, and sold by all druggists. Smaller sizes. ic ana sue. - WOULD THROW BOUQUETS. Candidates for Judge of the Tnro City Courts Want to Know Wheth er the Women Can Vote. As the city election In Kansas City, Kas., draws near, tho question of the right or female voters to ballot on officers of the two city courts is attracting much atten tion. The candidates for the judgeships of the two courts, as well as those who aspire to be clerks, do not care particularly whether the female vote is Included or ex cluded in their contests. However, if the women are to vote for these offlces, tho candidates would like to know it so that they might begin throwing a few "roses" to members of the fair sex. If they are not to vote for judges and clerks of the courts then the candidates will totally Ig nore the fair ones and spend all ot their time and money with the men. Commissioner ot Elections S. S. King Is of the opinion that the women can voto for officers of the city courts. He holds that the city does not comprise a township and under such circumstances the offlceri of the two city courts are municipal offi cers. 'Women cannot ote for township of ficers, and before the city courts were cre ated, which was two years ago. justices of the peace and constables were elected In the city as township officers. The city then was considered a township for tho sole purpose of electing these officers. No township organization existed, however. The city court law does not abolish tho offlces of juctlces of the peace, but it limits their jurisdiction to such an extent as to practically leave the offlces in name only. , IXDEPKXDESCE. The Infant child of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Lear Is quite ill with pneumonia. Miss Nellie Cardwell and Miss Clara Ball Inger will leave Wednesday fortTexas to visit for several weeks. " v The funeral of James Drowne tojk Place yesterday morning from the B. D. 8. church. Interment was had at the city cemetery. The funeral of Earl Sapp will tako place thl3 afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Delaware Street M. E. church. Death was caused by congestion of the brain. The Independence basket ball team has challenged the Lawrence basket ball team for a match game. It is expected that ar rangements will be made this week. CITY KEWS IX FARAGRPH. J W. VHurst. of Omaha, formerly of. Leavenworth. Kas., Is at the Midland. Captain John O'Grady, who has for sev eral years been judge advocate of the Third regiment, Missouri militia, has resigned hl3 position. Rev. Dr. Matt 8. Hughes will lecture at the Grand Avenue Methodist church Fri day evening. February 10, under the aus pices of the Missionary Society. The statement made in other papers that a new trial had been granted the Kansas City Nut and Bolt Company in its cae against Fred Jenkins, was denied yester day by Attorney Harvey Jones, who is counsel for the defendant. R Cam Wksre Others HUTeCsM (ON THE lauwaw tlstlMfefMt F9MU8 PLASTER StlaraUtMtlMebeaktioa. ftTiPslisnai lias, sr. mu infUmmAlloa aad canaqaukasthaa anrotlMr Otm-tSWrJasas.K.T,lfssssiliilil. DEIiOUII Of P a ' -4 -Sl -to- a.Cetorvtvs,!. , . . . - fc.