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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1899.
COHFESSOR THE FIRST WITNESS IX
THE JAMES TRIAL.
NEVER SIGNED A CONFESSION
rOLICB ATO DETECTIVES TOOK
ROTES WHILE HE TALKED.
Slate Will Rely Principally on Loitc'i
Story. While the befeime Will
Attempt to Establish Alibi
When1 Judge Shacklerord convened court
tt 3 o'clock yesterday morning he an
nounced that the trial of Jesse James
would commence at that hour and would
not dc delayed. The jury -was brought In,
the attorneys settled down to business, and
the case of the state of Missouri against
Jesse James began with a rush. From all
indications there will be no delays until all
the evidence is introducedTand the case is
placed in the hands of the Jury.
A few minutes after Judge Shackleford
announced that the case would be form
ally begun. Attorney Walsh asked permls
Fion to' be excused for a few minutes so
that he could go over to Judge Slover's
court, where he was trying the Smlth
Lowry case. Permission was granted. Mr.
Walsh returned within a short time and
Judge Shackleford instructed Mr. Heed to
open the state's case at once.
When it was learned that it was the In-
CONFESSOR W. W. LOWE.
tention of the court to demand a speedy
trial, there was a feeling of satisfaction
among- the Jurymen, who do not like be
ing confined without anything to occupy
Both sides outlined their cases and it is
now evident that the state Is to rely prin
cipally on the confession of Lowe, and
that the line of defense which has been
selected is the establishment of an alibi.
Both bides will attempt to prove that con-
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spiracles existed: the state will attempt to
show Uiat a conspiracy existed between
Kennedy, Lowe and Jesse James, and the
defense will attempt to prove that there
is a conspiracy on the part of the detec
tives and the police to convict Jesse Jame.
using the self-confessed train robber,
Lowe, as their instrument.
The feature of yesterday's proceedings
was Lowe's denial that he had ever
written or signed a confession, or that
he had ever even dictated one. It has been
generally supposed that the confession
which purported to come from him was
dictated or written by him. When Lowe
announced under oath that he had never
dictated his confession, the defense was
taken by surprise. The lawyers for the
defense will now attempt to prove that the
confession made by Lowe was dictated by
However, Lowe admits that he has con
fessed often, so often that he cannot re
member, so he' says, the exact number
of times that he has told his story. On
the stand yesterday he reviewed the whole
affair from beginning to end, and was sub
jected to a most rigid cross-examination.
He tells his story in a straightforward
manner and throughout the withering Ore
of Mr. Walsh's questions he did not waver.
He goes Into ail the details and seems
'anxious to tell as much as he can. He
leaned forward in his chair and told his
story several times yesterday. Jesse was
all attention while the train robber wit
ness looked at him and described all the
details connected with the robbery.
When Lowe was graphically describing
some deed which he said the defendant had
committed, Jesse would look around the
crowded room and smile. County Clerk
Crittenden, whose father played such an
important part in running Jesse's father to
earth, sat by his sldo and Joked with him
throughout the day. Jesse's uncle, Frank
James, sat Just behind him, listening to
every word as It passed from the lips of
The courtroom was crowded, more than
half those present being glad I of an op
portunity to secure standing room. There
were but few women among the spectators,
and the greater part of the audience was
composed of the regular habitues of the
courtroom, persons with a morbid desire to
listen to a criminal trial because they had
nothing better to do.
Lowe's manner under cross-examination
was that of a wary witness bent on giving
the defense little satisfaction. He forgot a
great many things In detail, but on the
whole he had his story well in hand.
Prosecutor Reed's Statement.
The case was formally opened by the
reading of the original indictment against
Jesse James, charging him with having held
up a train for the purpose of robbing it.
He is also charged with having taken $29
from the express messenger. After read
ing the 'Indictment, Prosecutor Reed ad
dressed the jury as follows:
"I shall not attempt to go into all the
details of this case In my opening state
ment, but shall outline, briefly, tome of the
most important points. The evidence will
show you that a Missouri Pacific train
was iheld up near Leeds, on the night of
September 23, last. Five men participated
in the holdup; four of them wore masks,
and one of them had a white handkerchief
across his face. The exact spot where the
holdup occurred was the Belt Line crossing,
and 1 will show you a map which has all
the principal points indicated. This map
was mado by a competent engineer. The
robbers met at a point Just back of the
James home, and prepared themselves for
the undertaking there, and immediately
drove out to the scene of the holdup.
Then Mr. Reed related the circumstances
connected with the robbery in detail, giv
ing almost every point which the state
expects to prove. Mr. Reed reviewed the
circumstances connected with the acquaint
ance of Kennedy, Lowe and Jesse James
"Wnen Jesse appeared in court as a
witness in Kennedy's behalf there began
the Intimacy between them which termi
nated in this crime. Jesse and Mr. .Lowe
were close friends during the time that
Kennedy was being tried, and we expect
to show that Jesse asked Lowe how trains
should be held up. Such conversations
were continued often, and Jesse Invited
Lowe to visit him at the cigar stand In
the court house. Lowe accepted these in
vitations, and we expect to prove tht
finally the two decided to hold up a train.
Lowe still visited Kennedy, and the lattr
said that a man was expected to arrive
in the city within a short time who was
an expert train robber. He said that this
man's namo was Evans. After this Andy
Ryan was tak6n into the confidence of the
conspirators, and the robbery was still
being planned. Prior to the robbery we
expect to show that Jesse and Lowe vis
ited the place where it was Intended to
hold up that train, and all the details were
reviewed. It was agreed that Lowe should
manage the engine, as he was an engi
neer We will prove that Jesse said that
lie had two friends, one called Charlie and
the other an old man who could look
after the horses. On the night of the
mhlwrr Lowe went to Jesse's house and
was told that Jesse had gone to the car
line. He returned within a short time and
pointed to u clump of trees south of the
house, and said that the horses were wait
ing there. Lowe hastened to the place
designated and found the horse quite rest
less, and drove around some of the neigh
boring streets. On Troost uvenue he met
the man called Charlie and the old man.
While they were making themselves known
to each other, Andy Ryan came up. and
in a few minutes Jesse appeared, but ex
cused himself, saying that he had to go
to the drug store. The state will contend
that he made these frequent trips for the
purpose of establishing an alibi."
Here Mr. Walsh objected, stating that
sjch a statement concerning Jesse's motive
was improper. .
"It was an improper remark, said Judce
irtr thl. Interruntinn. Mr. Reed tnM
' the details of the robbery and the subse
quent1 arrest ana coniesion oi jowe.
"Lowe will go on the stand, and his
statements will be corroborated." con
cluded the prosecutor.
Frank Walsh Outlines the Defense.
After Prosecutor Reed had presented the
state's case. Frank P. Walsh, the lead
ing counsel for Jesse James, rose and ad
dressed the jury. "The state bases its
case," said Mr. Walsh", "on the statement
of the self-confessed train robber, Lowe."
Prosecutor Reed objected to this 'state
ment, insisting that the case of Jesse
James was being tried and that Lowe
was not on trial.
After a long wrangle over this point,
Mr. Walsh continued:
"The testimony will show that the de
fendant is a young man 23 years old, who
entered a real estate office at the age of
11 years, and from that time has been his
mother's principal support. As he was
compelled to work for his living, he was
able to attend the .high school but one
year. The testimony will show you that
for more than fifteen years he was more
a husband to his family than a brother and
At this point Mr. Reed again objected,
but was overruled.
"We will admit." continued Mr. Walsh,
"that the young defendant was frequently
in the vicinity of the scene of the train
robbery, but. we will show that he was
there with his sister. Mary, and for a pur
nose. We will show that Jesse never met
Lone until lait summer, and that he never
knew Kennedy until the latter came to
him and introduced himself. This, we will
show, was some time last summer. The
testimony will show you that Kennedy fre
quently came to the court house, but called
to see other persons, and not Jesse. It will
be shown he called there to see the as
stssor and the collector on many occasions.
It will be shown that Lowe came to Jesse's
stand after the Leeds robbery. We will
show that the police placed Lowe under
arrest and subjected him to what is known
as the 'thirty-third degree' sweating pro
cess." "I object to that." said Mr. Reed.
Mr. Walsh replied that as Mr. Reed has
used many slang phrases, such as "&wag."
etc.. he felt that he could use a.term which
was coined by the police. The remark
caused a laugh, which was immediately
stopped by the marshal. After the laugh
tc.rJlad ceased Mr. Walsh continued:
The testimony will show that Harbaugh
a1d, siveraI othcr detectives told Jesse
while he was under arrest that all the
other men suspected of being the robbers
had confessed and had implicated him
At fhict nnlnt thnro ti-oc , .
," tV i .. ""-. " miuiiier wrangle.
Mr. Reed insisting that it was not proper
.";- " juij u.1 uns lime tne snte
ment that Jesse made to the police at the
M2lei n& "Test- After this was de
cided. Mr. Walsh continued:
i, VF tes.tlmo"', will show that Jesse was
kept Imprisoned In the Westport jail until
about 2 p. m. the following day. it will
iTi;T . . , .T, "u,l,,l,cu mat ne was
himself a train robber and implicated oth-
o., mm, juiui, .iiuries foiK and that
old gray headed man that you s over
tkerf- '.Pointing to Caleb Stone, who sat
out in the throng of spectators
"We will show that Lowe testified that
on August 2S he went out to the scene of
the train robbery, accompanied bv Jesse
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ground, and that he swore that bo'h rode
ii . l v i'"-c near i.wus on a .Missouri
Pacific freight train. Lowe also siid that
the name of the brakeman was Downer.
We will show you that the brakeman's
name was Harry Vailee, who had formerly
been a schoolmate of Jesse's, so that there
could have been no mistake about his rec
ognizing the accused if he had been on his
Jesse Visited Leeds Frequently.
"We will admit that Jesse did go out to
Leeds frequently, but that he drove out in
a buggy or rode his wheel, in order to see
some school directors in the interest of his
sister, Mary, who was seeking a position
as a teacher in one of the schools near
Leeds, so that she could assist Jesse in
supporting his family. We will prove this
by the testimony of the school directors,
twiuse iiiiegrjiy cannot ue quesiioneo.
"The testimony will show nhat it re
quires thirty minutes to arive from the
home of Jesse to the scene of the robbery.
The confession of Lowe states that the
robbers drove from a point near the James
home to a weed patch three-quarters of a
mile from the place where the train was
stopped and walked the long distance and
over a high trestle. The evidence will show
that the entire James family was at home
on that evening, and that Jesse came home
at the usual time, and afterwards went to
a neighboring barber shop. After this, ho
returned to his home and carried a valise
belonging to his aunt to the terminus of
the Troost avenue cable, where his aunt
boarded the car.
"We will prove that the defendant was
In the drug store of E. S. Jones at 8:30
o'clock, where he amused himself with the
slot'machines for some time. We will show
that he stopped In Howard's drug store for
about thirty minutes, and afterward went
directly home and was sitting on the porch
with his family when the explosion oc
curred. After Jesse had retired we will
R. L. TEAGER.
One of Jesse James' Attorneys.
show that a stranger knocked on the door
and asked the address of some person, and
that Jesse was at home at this very time.
The evidence will show you that Jesse was
Indicted with Lowe on a joint indictment."
"I object to that," protested Prosecutor
But Mr. Walsh continued: "But was aft
erward reindicted, and the purpose of this
reindictment was " but Mr. Reed ob
jected so vigorously that the. court called on
Mr. Walsh to refrain from referring to the
purpose of the Indictment.
"We will show you that Lowe was not
tieatedas an ordinary prisoner " hut he was
again interrupted by Mr. Reed, who insist
ed that such statements were irrelevant;
but Judge Shackleford permitted Mr. Walsh
"Since Lowe confessed, he has been In
the hands of Detectives Harbaugh, Tillot
son and others. He has1 been kept in the
Mr. Reed said that it did not matter
where Lowe was confined, but Judge Shack
leford sustained Mr. Walsh and aid:
"The defense has a right to show the cir
cumstances under which Lowe's confession
"One man has been detailed to care for
Lowe since his Incarceration, and Lowe
has been permitted to go out on hunting
trips armed with a ride and accompanied
by this same policeman. We will show
that Lowe's confession was a fabrication,
and I believe, gentlemen of the jury, that
you will find that the boy sitting here be
fore you is not guilty."
After Mr. Walsh had finished a recess was
taken until 1:30 p. m.
John J. Brown First Witness.
The first witness was John J. Brown, a
civil engineer, of Wichita. Kas. A map
marked "Exhibit A" was submitted, which
showed in detail the plat of the ground
from Thirty-fifth street and Troost avenue
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to the Belt Line crossing. All the Impor
tant distances were marked.
Prosecutor Reed questioned the witness
very closely, asking particularly about the
distances between important places con
nected, with the drive of the robbers from
Self's barn to Leeds. Attorney Walsh
asked the witness some questions which
were decidedly pointed.
Mr. Brown testified: "I have been in the
employ of the Missouri Pacific railway for
thirty years. I made the measurements
for this map on January 4, 1SS9. and was
accompanied to the scene of the. holdup
by Detective Harbaugh. Love; the en
gineer of the train that was held up; my
rodman. and several other persons whose
names I do not know."
"Who showed you where the fence was
cut?" asked Mr. Walsh.
"Detective Harbaugh," replied the wit
ness. Mr. Walsh plied the witness with ques
tions for some time, asking particularly
whether the witness had made the map
himself and whether the map offered for
the inspection of the Jury was the original
or not. The witness replied that It was a
blue print made from the original.
Mr. Walsh asked for Detective Harbaugh
to be brought into the courtroom. As soon
as the detective appeared. Mr. Walsh said:
"Now, Mr. Brown, I would like to have
you look at this gentleman," pointing to
Detective Harbaugh. "and tell me whether
this is the Harbaugh who accompanied you
when you visited the vicinity of the scene
of the holdup."
The witness identified him.
Confessor Lowe the ext Witness.
The prosecution surprised the defense
when the name of William W. Lowe, the
confessed robber, was called. It was not
thought that the testimony of this' import
ant state's witness would be Introduced
until later in the trial.
A buzz of interest went throughout the
room as Lowe's name was called, and
every neck was craned to catch a glimpse
of the self-confessed train robber. Then
tile crowd settled down into an almost op
pressive silence as the witness took the
Lowe is a stockily built young fellow,
with a fair head, high forehead, sandy hair
brushed high, almost pompadour, and a
pugnacious brownish mustache. His eyes
are light gray, cold and calculating. He
was on his guard at all times and affected
under cross-examination a lack of compre
hension of simple questions, so eager was
he to make no breaks.
Lowe bald that he knew Engineer Slo
cum. of the train that was held up.
"Where did you first meet Jesse James?"
asked Prosecutor Reed.
"In Justice Krueger's court some- time
last May," said the witness.
"What was Jesse doing over there?"
asked Mr. Reed.
Mr. Walsh objected to the question and
was sustained by the court.
"When you met Jesse and commenced
to talk to him, state what took place,"
asked Mr. Reed.
"We introduced ourselves to each other
and talked about Kennedy."
This was objected to by Mr. Walsh and
the court sustained him again.
Lowe continued: "Jesse asked about the
rules for stopping trains, and as I knew
the rules I told him. Then I said that
Krueger's court was no place to talk about
holdups, so he Invited me over to the court
house, and there we talked about robbing
trains. I talked with Kennedy concerning
Lowe's Story of Planning the Robbery
Lowe told his story of the planning of
the robbery ns follows: 4
"We Intended to do this job about Sep
tember 1. with Andy Ryan and Polk. I
went to the court house and talked with
Jesse and he Introduced me to his uncle,
Frank James. But about this time Jesse
said that, as his uncle. Frank James, was
in the city, we ought to postpone the Job.
"Yes, we talked of other robberies, among
them we spoke of holding up the Union
Pacific near Muncie, Kas. I met Andy
Ryan in front of a coal store near Four
teenth and Penn streets and we talked
about this holdup, ana during tne week l
talked to Jesse about the matter. We
agreed to mee at Thirty-third and Troost
at a drug store. One day I went out and
Jesse whistled to me and met me at Thirty-fourth
street. This was Sunday.
"Wn went east on Thirty-fifth street-
went to end of Thirty-fifth street and
walked down the rock road to Leeds, where
we stopped at a store which is run by a
friend of Jesse's. Jesse told me that he
wanted to see the storekeeper about some
appointment for a school teacher.
"I then went up to see whether there
was a telegraph station at Leeds and also
whether there was a telegraph station on
the Osceola & Southern. A train was
coming and we talked about boarding it.
Jesse said he couldn't get on while the
train was moving, but it turned out that
he got on better than I did.
"Jesse couldn't run-on top of the cars,
verv well. I knew one of the trainmen.
Downer, and he told us to come down Into
the caboose. I did not Introduce Jesse to
Downer. We rode to Sheffield and then
came on Into the city."
Traces Course on the Map.
Here the witness pointed out on the map
the course that he said was traversed by
himself and Jesse James.
"Did you and-Jesse ever go out there at
night?" . ,
"Yes, we went out once to look over the
ground at night and to learn the exact
time of the arrivals of the trains."
Then the witness pointed out on the
map the route which he said was taken by
Jesse and himself the time they visited
Leeds at night. , .,
"We waited at the Pittsburg & Guit
crossing." said Lowe, "until the train
passed that we intended to hold up a few
nights later. At the telegraph station we
heard some men talking about horses. On
the way home we talked about holding
up the train on the following night, (Sep
tember 21. On the night arranged for-the
holdup It rained, so the Job was postponed.
On this might I left a bundle containing
overalls, jacket, hat and a revolver at
At this point Lowe attempted to talk
on matters which were regarded as irrel
evant bv the court.
"On Friday night, the night of the rob
bery, we went to Jesse's house, and asked
for Jesse, but he was out. A young lady
said that he had gone with his aunt to
the car. Just then Jesse appeared, and
asked me Into the house."
Mr. Reed aBked the witness to describe
the furniture In the house, particularly in
the parlor, asking about a picture in the
Judge Shackleford said: "What differ
ence does It make what picture it was?"
"Because I want to prove that the wit
ness was in the houfce," sala Mr. Reed.
"There have been many people in the
house since the robbery," said Mr. Walsh.
ON THE RACKF0R HOURS.
Lowe Subjected to a. Very Vigorous
Cross-Exanilnntlon by Attorney
Lowe was subjected to cross-examination
from 2 until 6 p. m., and during this time
Mr. Walsh dwelt particularly upon Lowe's
acquaintance with the men who he said
drove from near Jesse's house to the point
where the train was held up. Lowe de
clared that he participated in the robbery
when three of his accomplices were total
strangers to him. -
"The first time that I ever saw the man
called Evans, was when he was in the
express car leaning over the safe. I never
saw his face before I saw it under the light
of the express car. I never saw Charlie or
the old man who held the horse before that
"Do you mean to say that you started out
to rob a train with three men in the party
whom you had never seen before?" asked
"Yes." replied the witness. "Jesse said
that they were all right, and 1 took his
word for it." ,,
After this the witness told of three differ
ent occasions that he had visited Jesse at
his cigar store in the court house.
"What did you discuss?" was asked.
"Oh. we planned train robberies," said
"Can you tell anything that was said?"
"No. I can't recall the 'conversation or
any part of it, but we just talked in a
Attorney Walsh attempted to extract a
statement from the witness recalling any
thing in particular that was said, but Lowe
said that he could not remember.
The witness described the events that
were subsequent to the holdup and the ex
plosion as follows:
"We drove the horse back to town at
full speed. We made him run as much as
we could. We drove to near Thirty-third
and Holmes, and got out and rubbed the
foam oft the horse.
"I got on the car and found Ryan on the
same car." ...
"How was Jesse James dressed after he
was disguised?" nsked Mr. Reed.
"He had a mask over his face and a
black coat and hat."
Then Mr. Reed Introduced as evidence
the mask which was found, but Lowe said
that he could not positively identify the
"Jesse had one like that," said Lowe,
"but I can't say that this one was his."
Then a checkered jacket was Introduced
and. 'although Lowe Insisted that Evans
wore a checkered jacket, he could not
positively Identify the one Introduced in
"You say that you rubbed the horse
with a lap robe. Is that It?" asked the
prosecutor, showing a stained lap robe.
"It was one like that?" "replied Lowe.
Mr. Walsh continued to cross-examine
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Lowe, and asked particularly about whit
was said at his first meeting- with Jesse
James. It was with great difficulty that
the witness was persuaded to answer anv
questions regarding his conversations with
Jesse, but he finally said that Jesse had
asked him about robbing trains.
"How did it happen that Jesse asked
vou about robbing trains when he scarce
ly knew you?" was asked.
"Oh, Kennedy had told him that I was
all right. I didn't know anything about
train robbing except what I read in the
newspapers. I never robbed a train be
fore the one at Leeds."
Mr. Walsh again asked -Lowe to state
some part of the conversation regarding
train robbing that took place between him
self and Jesse James, but the witness Bald
that he could not recall a word.
Attorney Walsh asked the court to order
the written confession of Lowe to be in
troduced, but Mr. Reed declared the state
had no such document, and never had it.
He doubted if it existed.
It was at this point that Lowe denied
having signed or dictated any confession.
Lowe related the ' circumstances con
nected with his arrest, and told how he
was taken to a room at the Savoy hotel,
where he met Chief Hayes and several
detectives. Including Harbaugh.
"When In the Westport jail I was told
that it would go hard with me If I didn't
confess," said Lowe.
"Were you In the prosecuting attorney's
office last night?" asked Mr. Walsh.
"Yes. I was there about an hour and a
half. Detective Harbaugh was there. Wo
all talked about the trial until I was again
taken to Westport."
' At 6 o'clock p. m. Judge Shackleford de
clared court adjourned until 9 o'clock this
morning, when the cross-examination of
Lowe will be continued by Mr. Walsh.
MUSIC AND THE DRAMA.
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR TO-DAY.
Andttorlum Woodwird stock company la "In
cog" and "The Ola Guard." 8:15 p. m. ; Mix
Bcndll concert company, 4 p. m.
Grand W. H. "West's minstrel, t p. m.; ProTl
dent Association benefit, z p. m.
Orpkeum Vaudeville, 8:15 p. m.
Gllllss "John Martin's Secret." 8:15 p. m.
COMING NEXT WEEK.
Grand Ail week, Byrne Brothers in "Cola to
Auditorium "The Girl I Lert Behind Me," ex
cept Saturday afternoon and night when the
Ellis grand opera company will line
Orphean-All week. Tauderllle.
Gllllss All week. "The Heart of Chicago."
The first of the series of musical attrac
tions to be presented at the Auditorium
under the auspices of the Kansas City
Athenaeum will be the Max Bendlx concert
eomoany. which will be heard this after
noon at 4 o'clock. The company -will reach.
Kansas City this morning ana win be at
the Coates House. From here the company
will go to Topeka. Denver and California.
It is said that the company, which is one
of the strongest on the concert stage, is
playing remarkably well this season. A
large number of season tickets have been
sold for the series. To-day's programme
will be as follows:
Etude, op SI (Ituhlnstein). Miss Scott.
Aria, from "Samson and Delilah" (Salnt-Saens),
Concerto in E, Andante and Finale (Mendelssohn),
Hungarian Rhapsody, No. 12 (Llsit). MIm Scott.
(a) "An Bord du Danube" (Wormser). (b) "Ellen
tani" (Popper-Bendix). Mr. Bendlx.
(a) "Bendemeres Stream" (Vllllers-SUuiford), fb)
"An Open Secret" (Woodman), Miss Osborn.
"Carmen" Fantasia (Huhay). Jtr. Bendlx.
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Trio, "Ave Maria" (Oounod), Mr. Bendlx, Miss Os
born and Miss Scott.
The famous Brothers Byrne will appear
at the Grand next week presenting their
entirely new spectacular, pantomimic com
edy. "Going to the Races." In this pro
duction we are promised a performance
different from all others, strictly original
in every sense of the word, mechanical ef
fects that have never before been thought
of; pantomimic tricks that are new and
up-to-date. Intricate scenery that is amaz
ing in its structure. Fifty people, headed
by the Byrne family, are seen in
the production, and there is not an
idle moment for any member of the com
pany. One of the strongest features of
"Going to the Races" is the race scene, in
which six thoroughbred race horses are
used, ridden by six professional jockeys,
making what is said to be the moat novel
and realistic race scene ever produced. It
is said to be a wonderful effect and sets
the audience wild at every performance.
The entertainment is said to be one of
unusual application. There Is much to
amuse and much to provoke amazement,
and a good deal to create excitement.
Hyde's comedians are to do the enter
taining at the Orpheum during the week
which begins with the matinee on Sunday
afternoon. Of all the traveling vaudeville
organizations there is no one which holds
a higher place in the esteem of the public
than does this combination, which has fur
nished so much good amusement for so
many years. Helene Mora is still at the
head of the company, and it is safe to say
that she is still the foremost of the female
baritones of the country. It Is some time
since Miss Mora was here, and In the mean
time Kansas City has seen many women
with full, deep voices, but not a one to
match this impressive singer. Miss Mora
is not only a singer of great popularity,
but she is an actress as well, and she owes
no small amount of her success to the fact
that she appeals to the eye as well as to
the ear. During the week Miss Mora will
sing her latest sensations. "The Moth and
the Flame," "There's a Little Star Shining
for You." "For Old Glory," and "Malinda
Loo." Mclntyre and Heath, who have
been away from Kansas 'City so long that
they will almost seem strangers, are uroml-
nent members of the comp.iny. According
to general opinion there is -not a better
team of black face comedians on the stage
than this one. Edmund Hayes and Emily
Lytton are to be seen In George M. Cohan's
very funny sketch. "A Wise Guy." said
to be one of the cleverest things of its kind.
Charles" R. Sweet, known as the musical
burglar, will show how mirth and music
can be mixed in agreeame quantities. Uan
tleld and Carleton will be on hand with a
character comedy sketch. A. D. Robblns.
who appears on a bicycle In the costume of
a rough rider, will demonstrate bow much
fun can be had with a wheel. Adams.
Casey and Howard, comedians: the Century
quartette. Weeks and Goodrich, funmakers.
will be in the bill. There will also 1 a
realistic comedy called, "Way Down
In "The Girl I Left Behind Me" the
Woodward stock company will have one of
the best opportunities that will be present
ed this organization during this season.
This play, which has been one of the most
prontanie pieces or tneatricai property in
the nossession of Charles Frohman. has
just recently been placed upon "the royalty
list, and the Woodward company is one of
the first organizations to avail themselves
of the use of this very attractive play. It
will be remembered by those who have
seen the drama tnat it concerns lite at
a Western military post during an Indian
uprising. Tho scenes include a council
with the Indian chiefs, a post ball and a
siege and attack upon the post by the In
dians. The play is one of the best iilustra-
from, the Hunyadi Springs
6th and Main,
tlons of Western border life, as it Is to
day, that has ever been attempted "by the
dramatist. It Is the work of Beiasco and
Fyles, and the former has employed his
unusual skill in constructlveneas In putting
together the leading scenes of this drama.
The stockade scene, the. morning of the
Indian attack. Is especially effective.
The play has a fine comedy element as
well as a dramatic and romantic interest.
It should be given an excellent cast by
the Woodward company. Mr. Eno will
be seen as Major Burleigh. Mr. Llndon as
General Kennion. Mr. Greene as Lieutenant
Parlow. Mr. Smith as Lieutenant Hawkes
worth, Mr. Burton, a new member, as Sear
Brow; Miss Crelghton as Kate Kennion.
Miss Berkley as Fawn. Miss McAuley as
Lucy and Miss Dunn as Ann. -,
The Woodward company has been so
successful with every bill so far presented
that the announcement of this drama for
next week may be looked forward to witlx
much confidence. This weest's bill. "Incog"
and "The Old Guard," is filling the theater
Few more sensational dramas have been
sent on the road In recent years tharr Lin
coln J. Carter's "Heart of Chicago," which,
comes to the Gllllss next Sunday, for one
week. The story told I-one of-Ioyfe and in
trigue and of greed of gold. Quite as much.
Interest is' felt, however. In the' marvelous
scenic aids as In the story Itself. In the
first action a section of the great Chicago
fire is reproduced. In order to render the
counterfeit as complete as possible a hun
dred things are being done at the same
time. Hordes of excited people flee from
the burning district; carrying their 'most
precious belongings, plunging horsemen,
flying cabs, terrific explosions, failing
walls, flying embers, groaning wind and a
hundred other matters of detail enhance
the illusion. Other scenes-of the play are a
bird's-eye view of the Chicago harbor and
the South side at night, the Masonic tem
ple. Professor Gardner's theater during a
performance, a typical Chicago street scene
and .the world's fair court of honor during
a night illumination. The company is said
to be very strong.
The seventh concert of the series of the
James' Military band will be given at the
Coates opera house Sunday. February a
with Miss Edith Fell as soloist. Among ths
numbers to be played by the band are the
overtures. "Raymond" (Thomas) and
"Pique Dame" (Suppe): aria.-. "Torquato
Tasso" (Donazettt); a humoresque, parody
on "The Arkansas Traveler." Persons
holding season tickets are requested to be
present at this concert and exchange their
tickets for new ones for tho eighth and last
concert of the series. All seats will be re
served, and a separate ticket will be given
to represent the number of remaining scats
shown on season tickets.
NOT EXPECTED TO LIVE.
A. J. Vanlandlnsrham. Farmer Trans
portatloa Commissioner, Seri
ously III in St. Loals.
A. J. Vanlandlngham. for a number of
years assistant general freight agent of
the "Memphis" and the former commIsion
er of the Kansas City transportation bu
reau, but now commissioner of the St.
Louis traffic bureau. Is In a private hospital
in St. Louis, and It is notjyjpected that ha
will live. There is a bare possibility that
he may pull through and late advices yes
terday said that he had passed a restful
Mr. Vanlandlngham has not recovered
from the shock caused by the death of
Mrs.Vanlandingham reoentiy. and was com
pelled to take to his bed shortly after h
returned to St. Louis. The trouble seems
to be a complete collapse of his nervous
Small Fires Yesterday.
4:05 a. m At rear of 513 West Fifth street, "
one-story frame stable; owner. W. M. Fitz
gerald; loss 30; cause unknown.
3:13 p. m. At 2302 Lydla avenue, two-story
brick dwelling: occupied by G." A. Illdin-
botham: no loss: cause, flue burning out.
4:15 p. m. At kz Kast Twelftn street, one
story frame: grocery store: occupied by C
H. Williams; no loss; cause, defective
4:40 p. m. At 314 West Fifth street, one
story brick store: occupied by Phil Wider:
loss J3: cause, defective stovepipe.
Marrlaa;e Licenses Issued Yesterday.
Name. . Age.
Albert M. Harris. Bates county. Mo II
Edith Trowbridge. Bates county. Mo U
Louis Soetaert. Kansas City 3)
Emma Claeys. Kansas City 7)
Coirie II- Brown. Kansas City, ZX
Lula E. Ray. Kansas City 1?
Wedding RIngx. guaranteed IS kt., at
Jaccard's, 1033 Main street.