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THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER a 1899.
HAS LOFTY AMBITIONS
-TJI.OHE THOTTER WHO EXPECTS TO
KI.D THE NORTH I'OLE.
Captain G. Melville Boynton, Ex
plorer, Lecturer, Pedentrlan, Etc.,
RcKlsters In Kaniu City
Is AVnlklnc to Frisco.
"Captain G. Melville Boynton. explorer,
lecturer and pedestrian, of no where In
particular, but from everywhere." This Is
the way a dusty and weary looking Indi
vidual registered at the Allmon hotel in
Kansas City, Kas., yesterday, after making
arrangements with the proprietor to sleep
on the back porch of the hotel over night.
The captain may be destined to be a great
man. He thinks he Is. He might be a
fanatic, and he may be a. harmless vaga
lond; at any rate he tells an Interesting
story about hlmself.V
- According to his statement he Is now on
'Ills way from Buffalo, N. Y to San Fran
cisco, where, after planting his signature
n the register of the Palace hotel of that
city, ho proposes to right about face and
walk back to the office of the Buffalo Cltl
Ken In Buffalo. He claims to have left the
office of the Citizen promptly at high noon
on June 25 last. He Is to walk to San
Francisco and back by June IS of next
year without funds. During his Journey,
which he has figured out to represent 7,444
miles, he is not to spend a single night In
a. hotel, private home or wayside tavern.
Nor Is he to ride a rlngle step of the way.
This Is his story. He claims to have a
leather sleeping suit In which he complete
ly locks himself up when he lies down
alongside some lonesome highway to spend
a night. This part of his wardrobe he
claims to have expressed from Elberty, Mo.,
The overland trip to San Francisco and
leturn Is a small part of Captain G. Mel
ville Boyntou's great undertaking. During
his Journey he hopes to And 5.000 patriotic
-Americans who will volunteer to glvo $10
each to send himself and a party of five
others on an exploring expedition to the
Xorth pole. Of course, he will not ask any
one of the B,O0O to hand him the cash. He
will simply request them to send It to him
at Buffalo after he has completed his trip.
He stated last night that he had met with
charming success thus far.
If the captain is successful In the execu
tion of his plans he will start for the North
pole In 1901 with a party composed of an
expert on magnetism, an expert navigator,
an expert on liquefied air. a civil engineer
and a skilled mechanic. He will make the
sixth member. They will start with a boat
fo arranged that It will travel over the
Northern Icebergs with the same rapidity
that It will travel the seas. After reaching
a latitude of 82 deg., where Greeley, the
explorer stopped, he will establish u basis
of supplies there. Then with his phenome
nal craft he will scale the mountains of Ice
into the unexplored regions. Owing to the
swift manner In which his boat will travel
over Ice he expects to be able to go many
miles beyond his base of supplies and re
turn at wllL
In order that he will experience no un
pleasantness on account of the frigid cli
mate he Is experimenting with liquefied air
during his trip to the Pacific coast. He
expects llquefled air to take the place of
many, ordinary necessities when he reaches
the frozen country.
The captain stooped In Kansas City.
Kas., on account of having his mall for
Tvarded there, thinking that thre was but
one Kansas City. U. S. A. He Is rather
glad that he made the mistake, however,
n he Is Inclined to believe that the Kansas
people are more hospitable than the na
tives or aussoun. lie says mai ne waiKeu
Into town over the Hannibal bridge and
-was stopped at the south end of the struc
ture by a watchman who demanded a toll
of S cents. He had no change, and Just
happened to be shy on changeable bank
notes. He told the watchman that he was
fountain fV Melville Bovnton. exnlorer. lec
turer and pedestrian, and was walking
across the continent without funds. His
Btory seemed lumpy to the watchman and
the captain was compelled to leave hta
handbag with the lnappreclatlve guard as
a guarantee that he would return to-day
and pay the 5 cents' toll.
Te captain's appearance would Indicate
that there Is no Joke about him having
walked some little distance. His shoes
show signs of having traveled over other
than granitoid sidewalks. He says that he
is the Identical Captain Boynton who left
Ban Francisco last year In a paper suit
to walk around the world and was only
prevented from doing so by falling Into
the hands o R.OOO Spaniards In a city of
IT DIDNT TAKE FT ALL
Cuban Army Paid and There la $400,
OOO of the $.1,000,000 Still
WASHINGTON, Sept. '-Adjutant Gen
eral Corbln to-day received a cable mes
sage from General Brooke at Havana
Mating that the Cuban army had been
paid, and that of the J3,000,X set apart
lor tnat purpose mere was on nana a. uai
ance of tWO.OOO.
BOTH ENGINEERS KILLED.
Chesapeake & Ohio Fnssencer Trains
Meet in Head End Collision
ASHLAND, KY., Sept. 2. Chesapeake &
Ohio passenger trains Nos. 22 and 23 ran to
gether in a head end collision near Denton
this afternoon, twenty miles from Ash
land. Engineers Wheeler and Robinson
were both Instantly killed, and Fireman
Walker was badly Injured. Both engines
wero demolished. Passengers on both
trains were badly shaken up. No. 22 was
1o have run cm a siding to wait for No. 23,
but failed to do so.
Bean Pod Caused Her Death.
ST. PAUL, MINN.. Sept. 2. The 2-year-old
daughter of Louis Gilbert, of this city,
met with n. peculiar death to-day. She
was playing with a bean pod in her moutli
when it slipped down and lodged in her
windpipe. A physician was Instantly called,
but before his arrival the child died.
Electric Cars Collide.
LORA1NE. O., Sept. 2. Eight persons
wero injured to a more or less extent to
day as a result of a head-on collision be
tween two motor cars on the Loralne &.
Elytia electric line, during a dense fog.
The cars were crowded with passengers
and were running at full speed.
Louisiana Man Killed In Kansas.
STERLING, KAS.. Sept. 2. (Special.)
This evening a broomcorn hand, in at
tempting to steal a ride on n. passing train,
was run over and instantly killed. No
other name than "Frank" is known. He
was from Louisiana.
Killed by Gas In a Well.
ENFIELD. ME., Sept. 2. Albert T. Cur
tis, John I. Curtis and Hobart Curtis, aged
E2. 34. and 25. respectively, were killed to
day 'by gas at the bottom of a well on the
farm of J. P. Tracy.
Loss of Hair
Dr. Sabouraud, the eminent French
Dermatologist, says that 98 per cent
o hair losses ars the results of
microbes and the neglect of dan
druff. The antiseptic action of
preparations kills microbes and
removes dandruff. Their constant
ue for a period will, by acting
directly on the hair bulbs, famish
nourishment, vitality and growing
power to the impoverished roots
and hair shafts, resulting Is com
SOLD BT HRUGCISTS."
FREE CURES-THE DEAF HEAR
Free Medicine Oder Extended Only
Till Middle of September, When
Brnnnman Medical Institute Will
Occupy Its Xevr Quartern.
Despite the hardest work on part of con
tractors the new quarters" for the Brana
man Medical Institute will not be ready
for occupancy before the middle of Sep
tember. On that account tho famous Dr.
Branaman wishes to have It understood
that those whom he was unable to see dur
ItiS the last part of August when the offer
of one free month's medicine was given,
will be now accorded the privilege of se
curing this great opportunity. One month's
free medicine will be extended to every per
son who renews a course of treatment or
who begins a eour&e of treatment before the
middle or September, when the new quar
ters adjoining the present location will be
reads- for the Branaman Medical Institute.
It Is only after a great deal of persuasion
that Dr. Branaman was induced to extend
the free month offer of medicine, so those
who need a cure for Hay Fever, Asthma,
Deafness. Catarrh, Rheumatism, Stomach,
Kidney, Liver, Bladder Disease, Female
Disease and any other chronic disease,
should apply in person or write at once, as
the free offer of medicine will be positively
withdrawn as soon as t e Branaman Med
ical Institute moves it o new quarters
about the middle of Sep mber.
A month's medicine 't $5, but to
every patient beglnnlt course of
treatment before the m'l&ole of Sep
tember, one month's medicine will be
given absolutely free, without any ob
ligation on the part of the Individual
to pay a cent therefor.
Write for symptom blanks. Consultation
and advice free.
BRANAMAN MEDICAL INSTITUTE
(Successors to Copeland Medical Institute.)
Altman Bld Corner llth and Walnut, 2d floor,
Kansas City, Mo.
G. M. Branaman, M. D., Chief of Staff of
P. M. Perkins. M. D., Associate,
Office hours 9 -a. m. to 7:20 p. m. Sun
days, 10 a. m. to 1 p. m.
SCHURMAN SEES M'KINLEY.
President Receives His First Verbal
Report as to "Work of Philip
WASHINGTON, Sept. 2. An important
conference on the Philippine situation In
which President McKlnley received for the
first time a full verbal report of what the
Philippine commission has done was held
at the White House to-night. The parties
to it were President McKlnley, Secretary
of State Hay and President Jacob G.
Schurman, of the Philippine commission,
who made the report.
Mr. Schurman urrlved here with Mrs.
Schurman late this afternoon from Ithaca.
It was his first opportunity since his return
to the United States to see the piesldent,
as the latter was making preparations for
departure from Plattsburg when Mr. Schur
man arrived at his Ithaca home.
Accordingly, the meeting was arranged
for to-night and Mr. Schurman will re
main over to-morrow, when there may be
a further conference.
The conference to-night occupied three
hours. Secretary Hay and Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson were with the presi
dent when Mr. Schurman reached the
White House. Mr. Wilson soon withdrew.
Mr. Schurman's statement consumed prac
tically the entire evening. At Its con
clusion. Secretary Hay and Mr. Schurman
left the White House together.
The president left the. cabinet room after
the conference and retired early, quite fa
tigued from his travels. Nelther-Mr. Schur
man nor Secretary Hay would give any de
tails of the conference. Mr. Schurman
smilingly but firmly declined to discuss
what had been done and refused point
blank to answer any questions bearing up
"Since reaching; San Francisco." lie said,
"I have been persistently asked for Inter
views, but have refrained from having
anything whatever to say. That policy I
must adhere to now, anil whatever Is made
public of tho subject must come from other
sources, not from me."
From time to time the commission has
forwarded detached reports to the presi
dent and the state department, but wheth
er President Schurman brought with him
a written report and submitted It, could
not bo learned.
Of the other members of his commis
sion. Admiral Dewey is now en route
home and Messrs. Denby and Worcester
are still In the Philippines.
SILVERITES DIDN'T ATTEND.
First Day of Neir Englnud Bimetallic
Lengae Convention a De
PROVIDENCE, R. I., Sept. 2. The In
clemency of tho weather and the prospects
of a heavy rainfall proved to be an obsta
cle which even the enthusiasm of the
Rhode Island Democrats could not sur
mount this morning and as a result the
first of the three days' session of the New
England Bimetallic League at Crescent
park was abandoned. After a consultation
with thrc members of the executive com
mittee. President Green, of the league, an
nounced that the three meetings would be
combined Into two, to be held on Sunday
The following programme was arranged:
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 Speakers: Con
gressman John P. Lcntz, Ohio; Judge
James p. rarvin, Kentucky; uenerai a. j.
Warner, Ohio; ex-Governor Altgeld, of
Monday afternoon at 2:30 Speakers: Sen
ator Benjamin R. Tillman, South Caro
lina; O. H. P. Belmont, New York; Con
gressman Joseph C. Sibley. Pennsylvania;
Congressman David A. DeArmond, Mis
souri, and probably Governor McMlllin, of
A committee of local Democrats went to
New York early In the day and escorted
ex-Governor Altgeld and the other gentle
men from the West to Providence, arriv
ing at C:30.
Senator Tillman and wife arrived during
tho afternoon. A reception, with brief re
marks by the prominent guests, had -been
planned for the evening, but again tho
weather interfered and forced a postpone
A largo number of tho prominent New
England silver men arrived to-night and an
informal gathering was held in the lobby
and parlors of the hotel. Ex-Governor
Altgeld, Judge Tarvin and Congressman
Lcntz will leave after the meeting to-morrow
for New York, where they will speak
at Cooper Union on Monday.
MISSOURI MAN SLAIN.
Waller Koeller, of Hermann, Stabbed
to Denth by Two Men at
CHICAGO, Sept. 2. Walter Koeller. a
young man whose home Is In Hermann,
Mo., and who recently graduated from col
lege at Dixon, III., was stabbed to dcatli
In his boarding house to-night by two un
known men who so far have eluded ar
rest. Young Koeller has been In Chicago
only a few weeks, having secured a posi
tion as bookkeeper for the Griffin car
wheel works. To-day he was overcome by
the heat and retired to his room In his
boarding house at SSO Fulton street. While
he was lying down, two men called at the
house und asked to see him. Mis. Alex
ander, the landlady, refused to allow them
to sje him unless they first secured the
permission of Koeller's brother, who Is
station agent for tho Chicago & North
She said he was too 111 to see anybody.
The men went away and in thirty minutes
returned, saying they had seen the brother,
and that he had given them permission to
see the young man. Mrs. Alexander ad
mitted them and pointed out the door of
Koeller's room. The men knocked on the
door und, as Koeller opened It, one of them
drove a knife into his breast, killing him
almost Instantly. The men then ran from
the house and escaped.
Tho only idea that can be formed as to
the causo of the murder is that the mur
derers were two young men who objected
to Koeller's attentions to Miss Jessie Horn,
of Shirley. III., whom he met at the col
lege In Dixon. He had told his brother
that two young men at the college had
oujecieu to nis going wun iiiss worn, al
though he never Intimated that he stood
In danger from them. Tho attire of the
murderers., according to Mrs. Alexander,
would Intimate that they came from the
St. Clair Connty Recorder Shot.
OSCEOLA, MO., Sept. 2.-(SpeciaI.) Re
corder James Webb, of St. Clair coun:y,
was shot and Instantly killed by City Mar
shal Calvord to-night.
WILL TAKE AN INVOICE
DEMOCRATIC CALL FOR WYAX
'dOTTE COUNTY PRIMARIES.
Chairman Carlisle Blows the Trump
et Calling Ills Scattered Subjects
Together for the Nomina
tion of County Ticket.
Chairman Jay L. Carlisle, of the Joint
committee appointed by the various Dem
ocratic county central committees of Wy
andotte county, to arrango for primaries,
issued his call yesterday. The primaries,
which ,are to select delegates to a conven
tion, at which county candidates for the
fall election are to be nominated, will be
held on next Thursday. The vote cast for
Miss Melinda Clark, for county superin
tendent last year, will be taken as a basis
for the apportionment of delegeates. Del
egates will be selected as follows:
Kansas City, Kas. First ward, five; Sec
ond ward, eight; Third ward, ten; Fourth
ward, ten; Fifth ward, nine; Sixth ward,
eleven; Argentine, First ward, three; Sec
ond ward, five; Third ward, four; Fourth
ward, three; Rosedale, six; Hester, Oak
land, Wyandotte, Newton, White Church,
Pomeroy, Vance, Six Mile and Grcundel,
one each; Kerr, Chelsea, Qulndaro, Con
nor, Mission, Edwardsvllle, Delaware and
Muncle, two each; Junction, Turner, Bon
ner and Piper, three each.
rne polls will be open in Kansas City,
iiuui u io p ocipcKjin tne evening,
and in Argentine, Rosedala and the coun
try precincts, from 4 to G o'clock. The
voting places, as provided by the call, fol
lows: Kansas City, Kas. First ward, 97 North
James street; Second ward, Fourth and
Nebraska avenue: Third ward, Seventh
and Everett avenue: Fourth ward, 741 Min
nesota' avenue: Fifth ward. Seventh and
Park avenue; Sixth ward, 64G Kansas ave
nue. Argentine First ward, O. Swanson's
store; Second ward, city hall; Third ward,
Dodson's coal office: Fourth ward, Fris
ble's livery stable: Rosedale city hall.
The Democrats of Wyandotte county do
not entertain any hopes of electing any of
the candidates to be nominated nt their
convention, which Is to be held next Sat
urday. They simply want to maintain an
organization in the county, as life to some
of the old party war horses would not be
worth living If they were not given a
chance to prance about on election day.
BURIAL OF W. jTfETTER.
Remains Taken to Sbnckleford, Mo.
Board of Fire Underwriters
The remains of the late W. J. Fetter,
who died early Saturday morning at the
Sisters' hospital, will be taken to Shackle
ford, Mo., Monday for burial. There will
be no funeral services In Kansas Cltv.
The Immediate cause of his death was a
rupture In the blood vessel of the kidneys.
About a month ago as he was boarding a
car at Ninth street and Garfield avenue
he slipped and fell, receiving the Injury
which resulted In his death.
Yesterday; a meeting of the Kansas Citv
Board of Fire Underwriters was held, nt
wnicn a commiiiee, composed or n m,
Furgason, William Fulton, George Kumpf,
Milo E. Lawrance and A. E. Pinknev.
drafted the following eulogy on the dead
Our friend has passed beyond and we lrho have
been Intimately associated with him for many years
ars met to express onr sorrow and grief that he la
no more wuh us and to bear testimony to his worth
as a man and a cltliec.
From 1S55 to 1S61 be was the secretary of tins St.
LoUls Floating Dock and Insurance Company and for
orcr forty year he watt actUely encaged In the
fire Insurance business, holding many Important posi
tions daring that time. In all of which he acquitteJ
himself with great credit. For eighteen years his
was the master mind that directed a vast business
enterprise In s manner so successful as to challenge
the. admiration of all who were familiar with it.
Ills tact, diplomacy, kindly shrewdness and neTea
questioned Integrity won the friendship of all with
whom he came ln'contact In a business way.
Llle Lincoln, his fund of clean, appropriate anec
dotes waa Inexhaustible and won'the day many times
for him when defeat seemed Inevitable. To him Is
Uue'whatever of credit' attaches to the- Kansis City
board of fire underwriters as the peer of any like
association in this country, for his strong executive
ability enabled htu to cement Its members Into a
brotherhood and reconcile all conflicting interests.
No language can be too strong to express the admir
ation, regard and esteem In which we held him. It
Is a matter of profound satisfaction that the Kansas
City board of fire underwriters, of which he was
the founder and moving spirit always should have
placed itself so recently upon record In terms so
true and yet so laudatory which our friend had
the pleasure of personally perusing.
To w. J. Fetter we can all point as an honest
man, "the noblest work of Ood," and his example
should ever be a hope and encouragement to 'all our
lUes strong and capable always, he leaves behind
ilm a record of work nobly done, duty well per
DEATH OF JAMES P. PARRISH.
Voting: Rnslness Man of Promise Cat
Off In His Prime Had Lived
Here Eighteen Years.
James P. Parrish, cashier at Burnham,
Hanna, Munger & Co.'s, died yesterday
at his home, 2716 Wabash avenue, of ty
phoid fever. He will be buried at 3:S0 n
m. to-day at Elmwood cemetery, nfter fu
neral services at the Cumberland Presby
terian church, conducted by his late pas
tor. Rev. Mr. B. N. Allen.
Mr. Parrish was 37 years old, and had
lived in Kansas Citv for eighteen vears.
He had steadily risen from the position of
a grocery cierK io tne important position
of trust which he held when he died.
A wife and a little child survive Mr.
Death of H. E. Walters.
H. E. Walters, for a number of years
engaged In business on the Missouri side,
died Wednesday night at his home, 402
Washington avenue, Kansas City, Kas., of
typhoid fever. He was 34 years old, and
leaves a wife and three children. Tho fun
eral will be held this afternoon at 2:30
o'clock at thi home.
Funeral of Mrs. F. J. Mclvennn.
The funeral of Mrs. F. J. McKenna will
be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock at South
Park Baptist church. Twenty-fifth street
and Benton boulevard. Rev. Mr. W. T.
Campbell will conduct the services. Tho
remains arrived yesterday from Council
Grove, Kas., where Mr. McKenna, with his
family, was visiting friends.
Ills Money Disappeared.
J. A. Alexander, senior member of the
firm of Alexander & Marriott, fish dealers
at the city hall market, went Into Bernan
ti Leonardo's restaurant on the corner of
Missouri nnd Independence avenues yes
terday afternoon to collect for some fish
he had sold Leonardo. The two men went
next door to Jesse Labori's saloon and
drank some beer together. While they
were drinking Alexander set a sack con
taining $50 nnd two checks for $15 each
down on the bar and when he went out he
forgot his money.
When he returned a few minutes Inter
and asked the bartender for the money
the latter denied having seen It. Detectives
McAnany and Keshlear were put to work
on the case.
Cruel Driver Arrested.
Sam Finch, the driver of an ice wagon,
was arrested yesterday afternoon by Offi
cers Phclan and Harvey on a charge of
cruelty to animals. Finch was drivine
along Independence avenue, near Harri
son street, wfien one of his horses balked
with a big load. Finch clubbed and lashed
the animal until great welts raised on Its
back. 'He gave bond for his appearance
in the pollco court to-morrow morning.
From the Detroit Free Press.
"Why aren't you satisfied with those
proofs? ' said the photographer, angrily.
"They look exactly like you."
"I know it." said the customer; "that's
just what's the matter."
The Only Sure Core for Diarrhoea.
Mr. W. A. Bruss, editor of the Elmore
Eye, Elmore. Minn., says: "For the past
six years I have been troubled with diar
rhoea during the hot summer month3. As
I had advertised Chamberlain's Colic, Chol
era and Diarrhoea Jtcmedy for some time
I determined to 'try It, so two weeks ago
when I had a severe attack I got a 25 cent
bottle of It and took it according to direc
tions. The pain left me and I have had no
trouble since. This Is the first remedy
which has done me any good and I have
tried dozens before. One of my friends tried
the remedy since' and half of a 25 cent bot
tle cured him."
I will gnaraateff
that my Rheumatism
Cure will relieve lum
bago, sciatica and all
rheumatic pains ' in
two or three hours,
and cure in a few
'At all. druggists,
25c. a. rial. Quids
to Health and medi
cal advica free.
1505 Arch et. Phila.
Xcvrspnper Makers Find Their Work
Fascinating and Are Likely
to Stick to It.
From the Atlanta Constitution.
As a rule a man Is not obliged to stick
to the profession which lie enters in early
life. Lawyers stray Into other occupations;
ministers abandon the pulpit; doctors be
come planters, and teachers succeed as
business men. Even politicians occasion
ally reform, and settle down to the useful
pursuits of private life. Men of strong will
power give up forever old associations and
habits, and form new ones.
The conspicuous exception Is the jour
nalist. He may be convinced that he
will find more honor and profit In other
occupations, and ho may go into them, but
his old profession will always tempt him,
and nine times out of ten he will return
to it sooner or later.
You have read Uncle Remus' tar baby
Well, journalism is the tar baby of the
professions. It clings to a man closer than
a porous plaster, after he has once come.
In contact with It. There Is some mys
terious magic In printer's Ink and in pub
licity, and when a man has a well-deiined
case of what the ancients called "cacoethes
scrlbendl" ho rarely ever gets over It.
The great Napoleon frankly admitted
that ho hated and feared Journalists. He
pretended also to despise them, but in an
evil hour he wrote an editorial for his offi
cial organ, and from that day until the
end of his Imperial career he was always
fooling with that historic newspaper and
furnishing it with copy.
Waterloo cured him, but If there had
been a printing office at St. Helena, the
exile would have hunted it up before he
had been on the Island forty-eight hours.
Colonel William L. Scruggs has never
entirely freed himself from the journalistic
tar baby. The first tlmo he saw a print
ing office in Bogota, when he went there
as United States minister, he could not
resist the temptation to dron in. and In an
unofficial way get In touch with the con
cern. Colonel W. A. Hemphill had the same
experience in Cuba and Porto Rico. He
didn't understand Spanish, but the news
paper offices attracted him all the same.
Sam Small, after he had been preaching
several years, said that he did not believe
a man could do regular work on a dally
newspaper and be a Christian.
A year or two later Sam became the
editor of the Daily Pilot at Norfolk, Va
and ho filled It full of hot stuff as long as
he was connected with it.
He is one of the best newspaper men In
the world, and he may start an up-to-date
dally in Cuba at any time.
One of tho most famous and successful
literary men In Georgia has been guaran
teed big financial rewnrds if he will givo
up journalism und devote himself to the
writing of books. He knows that th s
would be to his Interest In many wavs.
but he cunnot tear himself away rrom the
tar baby. So he continues his dally grind
and will probably slick to his editorial
labors until he dies of old age.
Sometimes phenomenal men, like Will
iam L. Yancey and James G. Rlaine make
a determined effort to get nway from their
tar baby and never collide with the thing
Rut Ynncey and Rlaine got loose wh"n
they were young men. and the excitement
of the political period preceding our civil
war causea tnem to seeK .tne piatrorm ana
tho forum Instead ot the .editorial sanc
tumv But they wero strong men, and
when they once made up' their minds they
were not to be turned from their purpose
or their pathway. In secret they, perhaps,
regretted their plunge from journalism In
to politics, but they resolutely kept away
from the sticky monster of their scribbling
Catch a journalist whenJhe Is young it
you want to reform him. After he has
spent a few years In the embraces of the
greedy tar baby there Is very little hope ot
making him useful in a new field. Even
when a journnllst spends half ot a lifetime
In other callings it is generally an easy
matter to interest him In his old profes
sion, and he takes pleasure in newspaper
reminiscences to the very last.
In the great majority of Instances the
man who gets a taste of newspaper life
continues in tint occupation the remainder
of his existence. The exceptions aro very
NOT AN EASY LOT FOR HIM.
What the President Has to Go
Through With nt Annual
From the IJoston Journal.
There are nine functions. Including the
state dinners, given each winter by the
chief executive. They begin with the New
Year's public reception, and finish about
the middle of February with one similar
In character, to which the whole world, if
it likes, has free and easy access. Recep
tions and dinners follow each other in hot
hasto durlmr the Intervening six weeks.
First the cabinet dinner during' the week
of January 1; next the exclusive and dig
nified diplomatic and judiciary receptions.
a week apart, each with Its complimentary
dinner, the diplomatic feast Including
many guests; while at the other dinner
only the weighty men or law on the su
preme bench and their wives participate,
says Harper's Bazar.
During the last week In January and
the first week In February the army and
navy and congressional receptions take
place. Entree to these two functions Is
possible only through the open sesame
of beautifully rntrraved cards. The struc-
gle for these bit3 of paper, with magic
words, by those who hover on the brink
of White House social recognition. Is con
stantly amusing nay. even at times ua
thetlc, when women personally set forth
almost whimsical pleas tor admission.
with a grieved persistence. In the offices
of the mansion Itself. If requests for In
vitations must be made, they should bo
preferred direct to the secretary of the
president: but, nothing hindered by the
demands of etiquette, every official in the
White House circle Is importuned for
cards. The diplomatic and army and navy
receptions are looked upon as the most
recherche gatherings of the season, and,
in keeping with the rich plumage of the
guests, the house Is literally embowered
with the rarest of exquisite blossoms and
exotl's which the government gardens can
Tho lloral decorations for the nine social
events, Including the three dinners given
this year and every year, for that matter
at the White House, would draw on the
purse of a private Individual, If the flow
ers were furnished by professional florists,
to the amount of $20,000.
The Doctor's Story.
From the New York Tribune.
A "Pennsylvania doctor who has a decided
vein of humor In his makeup, tells this
"1 had an Irish woman for a patient
many years ago. God rest her soul! sho is
now dead. I once pulled her through a
lingering attack of typhoid, taking her
temperature from time to time by having
hrr hold a thermometer under her tongue.
When she had nearly recovered I called
one das, and. without further testing her
temperature, left a simple prescription and
started on my way homeward. About three
miles from her home I was overtaken by
her son on horseback.
" 'Mother is worse,' said he; 'come right
"Back I went.
" 'Docthor,' said the old lady, reproach
fully, 'why didn't ye give me the jigger
undther my tongue? That did me more
good than all the rest ot yer d trash!' "
A Saintly Longing.
Frcm the Chicago Trltune.
Reverend Goodman "Your little boy says
he would like to be a missionary to the Fil
ipinos! ,What put that idea Into his head7"
Mrs. HIghchurch "Why, the dear little
fellow wants a shotgun, and his papa won't
let him have it!"
To Remove Grease Spots From Books.
Dust a little magnesia over the grease
spot on books, lay upon the spot a piece
of clean blotting paper, and pass a hot
laundry Iron a few times over It, when the
grease will have disappeared.
AMONE THE RAILROADS
DIFFERENTIAL FIGHT ON PACKING
Public Opinion Favors the Kansas
City, Fort Scott & Memphis Bur
Huston's Position Unobtain
The determination of the Memphis to re
sist tho action of the Burlington in reduc
ing the Omaha differential on packing
house products to the Southeast from G to
3 cents per 100 pounds, by making a similar
reduction from Kansas City, and maintain
ing the established differential, which was
fixed by arbitration some years ago, was the
causo of much comment In railroad and
commercial circles yesterday. It U alleged
that the Burlington -will maintain its po
sition and reduce the rate as often as
necescary in order to maintain a differential
of 3 cents over Kansas City to the South
east on packing house products from
Omaha. No official announcement, however,
has been made to that effect.
At the meeting of the general committee
of the Kansas City Transportation bureau
some days ago, D. O. Ives, general freight
agent of the Burlington at St. Louis, stated
the position of his company. He was very
emphatic in saying that the Burlington did
not consider that It was doing Kansas City
an Injury by reducing the differential and
intimated that as soon as tho Illinois Cen
tral had a line Into Omaha, It would wipe
out the differential entirely, and In order
to preserve the differential In part, the
Burlington had simply reduced it 50 per
cent, and thought that It would be possible
to maintain it ut that figure. The members
of the transportation bureau listened to
Mr. Ives' able effort, but he failed to con
vince them of the justice of the move, and
the question was held In abeyance until
the action of the Memphis was determined.
The conclusion reached by the Memphis
to combat the action of the Burlington
made further, discussion of the matter on
the part of the commercial Interests of
Kansas City unnecessary and the light
has narrowed down to the railroads. The
Missouri Pacific will be forced to follow
the lead of the Burlington und make a
similar reduction from Omaha, and it may
consider that It must follow tho Mem
phis and make a similar reduction from
Kansas City, but It will hardly avail it
in the solicitation of business to the South
east, as tho opportunity to protect Kansas
City was open to that line and it was not
accepted, and the Memphis filled in the
breach and said: "We will fight for our
own and Kansas City's interests."
"The political axiom, "To the victor
belongs the sdoIIs ' Is an admirable Quota
tion to apply in the fight on the Southeast
differential," said a representative of a
Southeastern line yesterday, "we would
like to go to the packer and say we were
entitled to a portion of the business to the
Southeast, but I feel that all I can do Is
to request the business in as simple lan
iruaire as nosslble. and thin turn my at
tcntion to other matters. If I get a car I
shall consider myself fortunate, as I real
ize the business belongs to the Memphis
and that road should have it.
Many representative railroad men talk
in the same strain. They all deplore the
nctlon, because it unsettles the rate situa
tion, and that is a thing to be avoided as
much as possible; but there are few that
have aught but praise for the Memphis In
Its fight for Kansas City and the preserva
tion of the differential. One of the railroad
"The -Mempnis proposition to submit the
matter to arbitration and abide by the
board's findings was fair and just, and
had It been followed would have led to
a reduction In the differential, as many of
the Upper Missouri river packing Indus
tries have plants on the Lower Missouri
river and the preponderence of Interest
would have outweighed those whose In
terest was confined to Kansas City and St.
Joseph. The necessity for a war is to be
deplored, but the Memphis will win. Kan
sas City must mnke it win." Many other
railroad men talked in the same strain and
there is a well defined feeling existing
against the Burlington for bringing on tho
The commercial men are as outspoken as
the. railroad representatives, though many
ot them are not acquainted with .the his
tory of the Omaha differential or the many
wars that have been necessary to maintain
Kansas City's position In tho Southeast.
It is stated, however, that it being neces
sary to mnintnin Kansas City's position
and the Memphis road being Its champion,
there Is butJone avenue for the commer
cial Interests to pursue, and that Is sup
port the Memphis road.
Several efforts have been made to get
the Burlington's position In the matter,
but the representatives of that company
could not be reached. However, H. L. Har
mon, general Southwestern agent for the
Burlington, stated some days ago that the
position of the Burlington would be given
publicity at the proper time, if it was
deemed necessary to give it to the press,
It was intimated, though not affirmed, that
the Buriinztcn preferred to argue the mat
ter with the shippers personally, rather
than discuss the subject In tho newspapers.
The difference In the position of the Mem
phis and the Burlington has occasioned
some comment, and there Is a well defined
opinion that the Burlington must give its
side of the case publicity or else public
opinion will become crystallized in favor of
the Memphis, which appears In the role of
Kansas City's protector it is a Kansas
City road. Whether the Burlington will
reduce the rate 3 cents more from Omaha
will possibly be announced Tuesday.
A Railroad Comedy.
There are pools and pools, but ns the law
frowns upon pools, they are called trusts.
It Is all the same, the only difference be
ing in the designation. A combinatlan of
railroads Is called "merging," while a
combination of factories is called "absorp
tion," but an equitable division of traffic
among lines running in tho same direction
Is neither a pool, a merging, an absorption
nor a combination the law prohibits the
use of either term when applied to rail
roads, and it Is simply an understanding.
But some of the parties Interested In the
"understanding" that Is said to exist in
Kansas City are worried, in fact they are
fast becoming "nachul born worriers;" be
cause there is a little dinky road that falls
The understanding was arrived at for the
purpose of preventing rate cutting on pack
ing houso product shipments for export.
Hams, bacon anil welnerworsts are In the
deal but the luscious steak is on the out
sido and must export itself without any
"understanding." It nppears that tho
packers also have an "understanding," but
it is In direct conflict with Its opposite and
being the stronger it naturally results that
the "understanding" of the railroads be
comes a mistaken idea. And the ultimate
result is that the little dinky road gets In
and steals the cheese while the high mogul
that presides over the "mistaken Idea" Is
allotting the business. Allotting the busi
ness Is a pleasant pastime and that Is all.
One of the packers last week had a great
many cars for export, and it was allotted
to a certain line, the other roads in the
"understanding" were not allowed to put In
a bid as formerly. They were simply in
formed that It was not their week, and
admonished to get off the earth. The rep
resentative of the road that drew the prize
swelled with pride, and visions of a fat
statement of carloads for the week became
it beautiful vision. The rate was Quoted
and received with a smile, tho vision be
came rosier but roses became dead leaves
when It was discovered that tho little dinky
road came In and got the cheese when the
other fellow wasn't looking. There aro
comedifs In the railroad world a3 well as
in real life.
Snntn Fe's Immense Rnslness.
TOPEKA, Sept- 2. (Special.) That tho
Santa Fe road Is doing an Immense busi
ness, both passenger and freight, is borne
out by the fact that they have no idle
cars, and arc working an oxtra force, ten
hours in the car shops, turning out new
cars and repairing the old ones as quickly
as possible. An order for 250 extra sized
box cars has Just been completed. An or
der for 100 flatcars Is being rushed, and an
order for 200 additional box cars has been
placed and work already begun on them.
In the passenger traffic the same condi
tions prevail. Not only are the coaches
filled, but they are overcrowded and pass
engers standing In the aisles. The regular
trains am not sufficient to carry the In
creased travel, and every day, usually
train No. 6 Is run In two sections. For
the past few days there have been extra
tialns golrg both ways, and the prospects
are that this condition will remain for
some time. In the shops are 'being re
paired the passenger coaches as quickly
as possible, and the work on the new chair
cars is being rushed, as these cars will
soon be needed for service.
Completion of Missouri Midland.
COLUMBIA. MO., Sept. 2. (Special.) The
completion of the Missouri Midland rail
way was celebrated to-day. Five thousand
neoDle nartlclnated. Free excursions were
I given .to McBaln and return. Speeches were
delivered by Railroad Commissioner Joseph
Flory, Charles Wiggins, president ot the'
company, and Colonel W. F. Swltzler. The
road cost $150,000. though only nine miles
long, being tho most expensive road In
Switch Shanty Secrets.
Canadian Pacific earnings for the week
ending August 31, were $793,000: same period
last year, $718,000; increase, $75,000.
O. A. Berry has been appointed car tracer
for the Rock Island with headquarters at
Chicago'. It is in office recently created.
A special arrived over tho Santa, Fe last
night containing a number of Kansas com
rades en route to the G. A. R. encamp
ment at Philadelphia.
The uptown freight offices of the rail
roads wlll.be closed on Monday. The ticket
offices, however, will be open as usual. It
will be their busy day.
J. H. Orr, formerly claim agent for the
Port Arthur Route, hns been appointed
chief special agent for the same line. The
position is practically that of chief of de
tectives. The net Income of the Rock Island road
for the month of July was $721,335. an In
crease of $119,04S over the same month of
last year. For tho four, months ending
July 31, the net income of tho road was V,
OD5.6G3, an increase of $108,293.
The railroad representatives of the West
ern railroads will meet September 15, at
the Waldorf, in New York, to consider
rates to Cuban ports. It is hardly neces
sary to say that all roads will bo repre
sented. Three dollars for a grilled bone Is
The Missouri Pacific will make several
chances in Its time card to-day. A new
train for St. Louts will be added, leaving
Kansas City at 6:15 a. m. The Lexington
branch train will leave at 6:15 a. m. The
New York fast mail, that left at 6:10 p. m.,
will be changed to 1:15 p. m.
J. W. McCoy, the smiling clerk In the
Santa Fe office, was passing around the
clears vesterdav. It's a voter and will be
reared In the doctrines of the Democratic
party. Eighty-nine of Mac s friends sug
gested a name for the new seven-pound
champion, and eighty-eight suggested
R. J. McCarty, auditor of the Kansas
City, Pittsburg & Gulf railroad, is minus
a toe. He was at one time a famous wing
shot, and he wore out the toe reaching for
the game, and his many friends are much
worried that Mac must be relegated to the
ranks of pot hunters, as nine toed hunters
John Wilson, the rate clerk of the Mis
souri Pacific commercial office, started
last night for Denver. Colorado Springs.
Pike's Peak and a few other Colorado
points. John carried nn overcoat, a linen
duster, a bottle of peppersauce and a cake
of Ice. He says ho will not be caught at
any stage ot the game.
AMERICAN CUP CHALLENGER.
Sir Thomas LIptnn's Reception by
Americans Calls Forth Laudations
From tbe Knsrllsb Press. '
LONDON. Sept. 2. The Evening Stand
ard to-day says editorially:
"The reception accorded Sir Thomas Lip
ton was of the extremely cordial character
whloh pur American cousins know so well
how to exhibit to those whom they delight
to honor. This Is particularly noticeable
In the case of the members of the New
York Yacht Club, whose warmth of hos
pitality makes amends for the unfor
tunate misunderstandings which arose
when Valkyrie II. was the challenger."
NEW YORK, Sept. 2. Sir Thomas Lip
ton, owner of the Shamrock, visited the
Erin after the rain storm this morning.
After luncheon on board he was taken In
his steam launch to the Shamrock. Both
yachts were lying at anchor off Tompklns
He expressed great satisfaction with the
condition of both the Shamrock and Erin.
Golf nt Xcvrport.
NEWPORT. R. I.. Sept. 2. Qulncy A.
Shaw, Jr.. ot the Myopia Hunt Club, to
day defeated Harry B. Hollins, of the
Westbury Hunt Club, and took the much
coveted president's cup. Shaw's victory
was well earned and a better contest has
never been played on the local links, for
when at last he won by a score of one up,
the two players had driven, approached
and putted at 37 holes, over nearly 12,000
yards of golfing country. Shaw outdrove
and outputtcd his opponent, but Hollins
was the better man with his irons. Sum
mary: Shaw Out, 39;. in. 42; total, SI. Out, 2S;
in. 45: total, S3. Grand total, 164. Bye
President's cup. final round Q. A. Shaw,
Jr.. beat H. B. Hollins, one up, 37 holes.
Consolation cup, final round Howard
Hitchcock, of Point Judith, beat E. M.
Byers, of Newport, 2 up and 1 to play.
Hartford Bookmakers "Pinched."
HARTFORD. CONN., Sept. 2.-Secretary
Thrasher, of the Law and Order League,
superintended a raid on the bookmakers
at Charter Oak park to-day. The races
had been declared off on account of the
rain and no business was done, but six
men' were arrested nn the charge of pool
selling. The nccused are George Hill, S.
Conrad, Frank Fordyce. Samuel A. Stout,
Samuel S. Glasson and William Riley.
Each was held for trial In $2,400 bonds.
Thnt French Eclat.
At Lamarque's funeral In Paris the
crowd took out General Lafayette's horses,
as the famous soldier was returning home
from the service, and drew his carriage to
his hotel with many evidences of enthus
iastic love ana aamirntion. ino scene was
stirring, and a friend, in referring to It
some weeks afterward, said: "You must
have been very much pleased." Lafayette
looked at him for a moment In silence, and
then said, with r. whimsical smile: "Yes.
I was very much pleased very much
pleased. Indeed. But I never saw anything
more of my horses, my dear friend."
Telephone Thieves Cat In.
Spain's telegraphic and telephone sys
tems suffer greatly from thieves. The
other day the premier was holding an Im
portant communication with a fellow min
ister over the telephone, when "Rrrr!"
went the apparatus, and the chat was In
terrupted. A gang of thieves had been at
work and had cut and taken' away a large
section of the premier's private wire.
"Klna- of Taney Connty" 'Weds.
SPRINGFIELD, MO., Sept. 2. Colonel
A. C. Klssce, owner of the town of KIssee
Mills, and generally known as "King of
Taney county." has Just taken unto him
self a child wife. Dora Is the name of the
bride. She Is the daughter of John Gar
rett, a Taney county farmer. She Is 15
years old. Colonel KIssee is 70, and is a
celebrated mountain character.
Marriage Licenses Issued Yesterday.
Elbert Clutter, Kansas City 24
Laura M. Shaw, Kansas City 21
Thomas M. Griffin, St. Louis 31
Alolsa Murray. St. Louis 27
Rodger D. Gordon. Kansas City 2S
Lulu M. McKee. Kansas City 21
John N. Scammon, Thornton, Mo 22
Eudora Austin, Thornton, Mo 23
Beverly W. Smith, St. Louis 22
Inez Alexander, Knnsas City is
Albert G. Forsyth. Kansas City 23
Jane H. Tester, Heme Bay. Eng.
Charles Glbbs, Kansas City
Urhl Z. Naylor. Kansas City
George Stltzler, Qulndaro, Kas...
Lena Swanson. Qulndaro, Kas
Charles D. Fisher, Muncle, Kas...
Maggio Shanks, Muncle, Kas
How tame it would sound,
when consumers of galvan
ized iron- seem to be all for
Apollo how tame it would
be to praise it !
We deliver promptly to
regular buyers ; to others,
as fast as we can.
ApoHo Iron and Steel Company, Piusaurcn.
Write tor Catalosne and Low Prices en BEST
STEEL ROOFING, METAL LATH,
CORRUGATED IRON, ETC.
We can save 70a money.
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Apollo Iron Agency. 200 Walnut
Once or twice a year the good hotise
wife has a thorough aouse cleaning. The
house has been swept and dusted every
day in the ye3r, but the housewife knows
that in spite of vigilance dust accumu
lates in cracks and corners, and is only
to be removed by special effort.
It's the same way with the body. You
look after it every day. Yon take all
the ordinary precautions of cleanliness
and health. Yet the body needs its
special cleaning to rid it of the accumu
lations of waste and poisonous matter
which invite disease. Doctor Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery, taken regu
larly once or twice a year, would save
many a sickness. It purifies the blood,
strengthens the stomach, and cleanses
the body of poisonous accumulations.
"Last spring I had a severe attack of pneu
monia, which left me with a bad cocgh, aad
also left my lunrs la a very bad condition,"
writes John M. Russell. Esq.. of Brent. Cherokee
Nat.. Ind. Ter. "I had no appetite and was so
weak I could scarcely walk. My breast was
all sore' with running sores. I gtaUwo bottles
Br. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, which I
believe, saved ray life. I cannot express my
gratitude to yon. I am able now to do very
Dr. Pierce's Medical Adviser, in paper
covers, sent free on receipt of ,2t one
cent stamps to pay cost of mailing only.
Address Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
GLAD HE IS ALIVE"
Are Words Used by E. D. Bassford
in Our Office a Few Days Ago
He Was Telling What Dr.
Bennett's Electric Belt
Had Done for Him.
For three long years Mr. Bassford suffer
ed with rheumatism; could not walk with
out the aid oC
crutches. The most
said his case was
months ago he pur
chased one of my
belts, and to-day he,
is a well man. If
you are afflicted,
write or call on Mr.
Bassford. at his resi
dence, 1012 Oak street,
Kansas City, Mo.,
and be convneed that
my belt will cure
rheumatism In Its
My belt la the only
one made that does
not burn and blister.
It Is the only one that
can be Tenewed when
the battery has burn
As is the "Life
Buoy" to the drown
ing man, so is my
Electric Belt to him
who is wrecked by
It Is the one supreme
same magnetic charm
disease and naln.
remedy with the
ns ever. Those whom it has cured are
dally sending letters ot praise and thank
fulness, and their words are the most
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the most comfortable application of cura
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about electricity, symptom blanks and other
literature. No cost for consultation or ad
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ROOMS I, a AND 3.
ROOKERY BLDO. TWELFTH and (JRAND AVE
KANSAS CITY. MO.
Tickets on sale September 1, 2, 3.
Good to return September 30.
Ticket office, 823 Main street.
From the Trenches.
H. Clarence Chase, of the
immortal Kansas regiment,
writes that they are living
Gold Band Bacon and Hams are sold
in the piece and sliced in sealed tins. Se
lection and cure have extended (heir fame,
around the globe.
Armour Packing Co.,
KANSAS CITY, U. S. A.
800 flags, used In decorating Convention
ball, good as new, for sals very cheap; and
houseful of new flags of every description,
every nation under the sun; also fist; fit
tines. Send for cntalomie.
C. J. BAKER,
415 and 117 Delaware St.,
Tel. Til and 10JL Kansas City. JeTo.
Put in a House 'Phone
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