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THE KANSAS CITY JOUENAt SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25. 1899.
. j- J JH A Hverv dailv- nt Miller's office amounted to about -three wagonloads and. roost of the. letters contained money, .aimer iuiu faculty of displaying a large amount of his wealth, and the offices on Floyd, street ivere piled high with greenbacks of alll denominations and heaps of gold. This seemed to lend confidence to those who came with their subscriptions, and It is Impossible to even estimate -where ,-tne"endless"cha"l!f ""-would-have ended. The principle of the endless chain as developed .by 'Miller depended upon the fact that his "old customers brought him additional mem hprs und we allfined n. commission of Z per cent upon all moneys thus Invested.. rnose wno were drawing mis income m per cent became walking advertisements for the Franklin syndicate. For weeks before the bursting of this bubble which, in rate of dividends and in come guaranleed. far surpassed the wild est dreams of the South Sea bubble, the United States postoffice department has had Its trained Investigaters, its very best secret service men at work trjlng to catch Miller and his associates, but all in vam. Rev. D. Meredith, of Brooklyn, a former pastor of Miller's, complained to the .Brooklyn police thatjlhe man was ruining "half of the young men of his congrega tion. Miller was formerly a member of Dr. Meredith's church, and. In this way, be came acquainted with men belonging to the Sunday school and congregation. The police omcial to whom Dr. Meredith com- plained is said to have told the reporters investigating Miller and his operations: "If jou can catch Miller you will be the -smoothest men in this town. I never saw anything like It. I have in-estlgated the complaint made by Miller's former pastor, or Miller had been expelled from the church to which he belonged, and find that ills statement that calf of the young men and half of the young women in the con gregation are investing In the 'Franklin syndicate is true. But not one can I find who is willing to make a complaint against jthe man or his method. Would you make a complaint yourself. If you were getting ""the 10 per cent a week, for Miller.certain- 'ly pays it out every" week, according to the promise contained In his order. "Besides." continued the police official, "I don't know that I would be able to tiring about the arrest of the man, pro vided I did get a complaint. Most of my patrolmen, my Inspectors and detectives seem to be in It and I am thinking serl- - busly -of going In It next week myself." The lu per cent a week, or 33) per cent a year, of interest guaranteed by Miller did not begin. In reality, to represent the ob ligations incurred by the head ot the Franklin syndicate. The rate of S30 per cent a year Is estimated on a basis of simple Interest only; but nine-tenths of his patrons affected by the money making fever were In the habit or turning around and re-lnvestlng the 10 per cent Interest, cr. in other words, pyramiding their gains. This removed their operations from the field of simple Interest to the realm of compound Interest. " One of Miller's patrons who Invested ?W0 Immediately turned around and re-Invested the 10 per cent allowed him at the end of the first week, making a. balance of $110 to- his credit. The next week he received interest on both principal and interest, thus giving him a balance to his credit of $121. At" the end of twenty-five weeks, or a little less than six months, he found him self with n credit in the Franklin syndicate of n.02. all this from the original in vestment of JluO. Inasmuch as Miller ab solutely refused to carry accounts of more than tl.oOO. this customer was compelled to re-Invest in the names of other members of his family. At the time of Miller's ar rest, he said that he had. over $3,000 in the syndicate, all from the original Investment of. J!09. This policy of re-lm'estlng In the "name of other members of the family was carried on to a large extent among the poorer class lii Brooklyn. "One of the police captains -In Brooklyln said that he ' knew of a family consisting of sixteen members which had $100 invested for each ' member of the family and the interest was paid en all or the sixteen claims regularly , every weelt I - Miller claims to make his abnormal t prouli.throueh .speculation in Wall -street, though no evidence is . forthcoming up to the present time to show that he ever speculated In stocks to any extent. His I clerks and employes from time . to time . threw out. vague hints of Inside informa 1 tlon which Miller, ther alleged, possessed. , For instance, at the outbreak of the Spanish-American war. it was claimed , that Miller made immense profits out of the Cu ban bond, and. -despite the fact that .these bond"! have been anyihing.except.a. favorite-, form, ot investment arith financiers 8lnc-that-ime, they succeeded In making thousands. or poor -people in Brooklyn be l!eve the story Later, It-was announced that Miller was In with -a senatorial clique at-V&shington. from whom he received tlps-on- the market, and that he nsed- this advance Information for the? benefit-of .his , syndicate. Still another story extensively I circulated was the statement that he had t recently made 5 per cent profit In n single j day on transcontinental railway stock spec r nation. . . On Tuesday of this week, just before charges of libel were preferred against Miller, he Is said to have taken In JSG.000 -and paid "out SC1.O0O. The confidential rep resentative of one ot the banks who visited Miller's office about Ihis time said that he never saw so much money scattered around loose In his life. Hejald that It reminded one of the taIeo Monte Crirto and Monte Carlo combined, but that, as an absolute fact. Miller did not have facilities for tak ing, care ot all of the gold and greenbacks which poured in upon him. and empty bar rels were brought up from the basement of the building in which he operated, and thousands and tens-of thousands of dollars were dumped into these barrels by the em p'oyes and clerks employed by Miller In his establishment. To show the confidence the people about Brooklyn had In Mr. Miller and his syndi cate, to-night,-even after Miller had been denounced in -the -most unmeasured' terms, a crowd of probably 2.000 people were'gath ered about the building about 8 o'clock. -The doors of the office had been closed at S o'clock, but business was resumed a few minutes before S. The would-be depositors were formed In a line bjf the'pollce, reach ing dowhthe high "stoop 'and fully ISO feet into the street. Business was carried on for thirty minutes. During that time fifty persons deposited money and not one drew out. This showed the confidence of Mr. Miller's public In his rocket, although at that very moment the stick was In the act of falling. Up to a late hour to-night Miller had not been found. Pne of Miller's trusted employes Is re sponsible for the statement that the-Frank-lln syndicate man had taken In over $1,01, 000. It is known that when the banks shut down on him yesterday and refused to ac cept his deposits ar.v longer, he withdrew $150,000 in the Wells-Fargo bank. It Is asserted to-night that Miller deposited $100.0 with the German consul. Miller, who is a. very young man, short, slight and Insignificant in appearance, pos sesses two positive characteristics, his per sonal magnetism anil his frozen calmness. During the last two or three davp. whn his every movement has been watched by detectives and reporters, when crowd after crowd of eager depositors flocked to his establishment despite newspaper exposures, he never for one moment lost his quiet ways or became angry. He snent a few years with Jleverln & Co.. "Wall street Hacking There is nothing so bad for a cough as coughing. It tears the tender membrane of the throat and lungs, and the wounds thus made attract the germs of consumption. Stop' your cough by using the family remedy that has been curine'eouefis"" and colds of every kind -over sixty years."' You can't affofd'fd bVwithoutli. " loosens the grasp of your cough. The congestion of the throat and lungs is removed; all inflamma tion is subdued; and the coagh drons-awav. Three sizes: the one dollar size -Br r is the cheapest to keep on hand; the 50c. size for coughs you have had for some time; the 25c. size for an ordinary cold. ""Tor IS years I hid a very bad cough. 'The "doctors and ererjbody eUo thought I bid a true case, of consumption. Then I tried AVer's Cherry Pectoral and It only " took a bottle and a half to care mc" F. Muups Miixez, OckSSjlEBl "CamdenN.Y. mMMWMes)WArMmAM never achieved much of a financial reputation while there. His counsel. Colonel Robert- Amnion, claims that Miller In all of his methods has proceeded along lines strictly legiti mate. IS WANTEQJN BOSTON. William DavU Under Arrest t Guth rie on a Charge of Coun terfeiting. GUTHRIE, O. T., Nov. 21. (Special.) United States "Secret 'Service Agent For sythe, of Dallas, Tex., last night made an Important arrest in this city, when he nabbed William Davis, of Boston, a coun terfeiter,.. Davis was -traced to this city from .Boston and has -given United States officers a merry chase, traveling unler a number of aliases. Davis' showed up in Guthrie about ten days' ago and worked for a few days in the kitchen" of a hotel here, later registering at another hotel as "William Williams." Postmaster McCoy had received instruc tions to look out for a man .who would call for mail for "William L. Davis" or "Wil liam Davis" and it was through informa tion given by him that Agent Forsythe" was able to make the arrest. After his ar rest last night a preliminary hearing was commenced before United States Commis sioner Al Hewitt, but continued until De cember 2. Darts had on his person a numoer of counterfeit bills. It is said that his Boston home Is filled with tools for making "the queer." THE DEADLY UMBRELLA. Used n a Weapon of Murder Twice Within a Year In Chicago. CHICAGO, Nov. 24,-John Tates, a waiter In a restaurant, 61 West Madison street, was stabbed fatally with an umbrella. A. customer got Into a dispute with Tates over the price of a meal, and they came to blows. The customer raised his umbrella to protect himself. Tates rushed forward and the customer jabbed it into his breast. The .sharp-pointed steel penetrated the waiter s lung. The man was arrested. He gave his name as Arthur Blessing- and said he stabbed in self-defense. Tates Is at the county hospital, where. It Is said, he will die. This is the second time In less than a year that an umbrella, has been brought into play as a deadly weapon In this city. Last spring Sarah Bernhard was stabbed with one by Tillie Wolfe, the victim dying almost Instantly. WATKINSACQUITTED. Mnn Aeeuxed of Committing- Murder Out of Revenge Is Jiot to Be Prosecuted. GUTHRIE. O. T Nov. ?lrBnPhn Joseph Watkins was to-day acquitted of the charge of murdering John F. Carter on the night of February 27, 1S52, after the jury had been out thirty-sir hours. Carter was a jarmer, living rour miles west of Guthrie. Late in 1SS1, Carter had a con test over a claim with Thomas Watkins, and tr") frvrmoi- in inuA. A.. tn an flrniiltml nn nian . 1 .. nile he was In his home on the night of .February Ti, 18S2, -someone shot through .- n.i,uu, .iuu mueu warier, in aeptem ber. of this year, after an absence of sev- ... ja., uscpii n ai&ins, a. son ot tne elder Watkins, was arrested near Perry for the crime. He was Indicted by the Logan county grand jury. , DIAMOND ROBBER CAUGHT. Errand Boy Snvr Him Steal Thirty Stones, Worth. JfC.OOO, and Toole ,T - After Him. PITTSBURG, Nor. 21.-A bold attempt at diamond robbery was made to-night, but was frustrated by the prompt action of a boy and the police. Just before ,cl6sinK",toTnlght. three men entered the Jewelry -store of A. E. Siedle, 507 Market street. .While two of-the-men engaged the clerk and porter In conversa tion, the third opened a showcase and lranserred,thlrty diamonds.- valued-' at aoour $S.0W). from the case to a pocket apron he had suspended about his waist. The errand boy employed at the store gave the alarm and followed the man in his flight. The robber, jumped on'-anrolley-car, but the conductor put hlmoff, and Detec tive McGorern gathered him in, after a fierce struggle. COOL'.BKUHOMA HOLDUP. Men and a Boy Hold Ten Men at Bay While They Rob a Store at Dixie. PAWNEE. O. T., Nov. 24. (Special.) A cool holdup was perpetrated at Dixie, in this county, one day this -week, -when-a man and an lS-year-old boy held ten" men at bay and robbed S. F. Bunn.&.Co-'s gen eral store. Both men were armed.andnhey compelled the men to hold up their hands while they robbed the cash drawer. ofS53, selected SIX worth of Jewelry and clothing, which they placed In sacks and threw over their horses. Mounting, they compelled the crowd to march before them IjO yards, then, firing several shots, rode off. The men took their time In selecting goods and were In the store for fifteen minutes. Both robbers wore red handkerchiefs over their faces and there is no clue to their Identity. JYTMANIGALJESTIFIES. Slayer of Captain Yonnc on the Stand In Ills Oirn De- . tense. . ,. . . -SEDALTA, MO., Nov. 21. (Special.) J. H. McManigal testified In his own behalf to day. JJefendant said that as he passed the wine room In which Captain Young, Percy Boulware. Mrs. Dowley and JBlrdie Hayes were seated, he remarked: "You seem to be having a heap of fun.In there." Young rushed out, pulled his revolver and threatened to kill him. He apologized and Invited Young to drink with him. At the bar Young cursed him again, saying. "I'll kill you anyway." and drew- his- gun out of his pocket. Witness then stabbed him In self-defense, ONLY S5 LYNCHING DAMAGES. Father of an Indlnnn. Victim Gets a Small Judgment Agralnst a Sheriff. INDIANAPOLIS. IND Nm- iti, federal jury in the Tyler, or Scottsburg, lynching case, which retired Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, returned a verdict to-day finding for the plaintiff and giving a judgment of $3 against the hherlff of Scott county.- The plaintiff in the case was John W. Tvler, father of Marion Tyler, lynched Tit Scottsburg several months ago. Tyler attempted to murder his wife, but she recovered. Inshnnt and Xcirlll Sentenced. PHILADELPHIA. Not. M. EHery P. Inghsirf. ix Lnltrd statci lirlct attorner. and all Ia partner and former nilrunt. Harrrr K. Xtirttt. were tB-dav sentenced by Ju! HcMiiraa to Inprl'inavnr for two years and six raontng and to pay a fine ot 21 and lh posts of ihetr trial for conspiracy In attempting to bribe a secret serrice operaUre In connutlcK with the recent blc revenue stamp countcrreUtaZ'Consptr cy. nnmmell-Is Arrested. WILLIA1ISP0RT. PA.. Vor. IL William Hum mel!, rnarped -sTith the murder cr his wife and tliree step-hlldten. whoe bodies were found under a stran ftack near Montgomery last night, was arrest-d near Atlenwooil. When shown the bodies of nLr victim he denfed their Identity and insisted that his family Is still allie. He tells many, conflicting stories. The body ot the bahy has not yet been found. Hanged for Criminal Assault. DARUNCTOK. S. C Nor. H. The Erst legal ex ecution for criminal assault In this state occurred here tOHiay. Ed Lnclty and Tom Mitchell were hanged for assault on Miss Josephine LaSerty. a young white woman. Lucky, while on the scaffold, repeated his confession ot gallt. which he made to the court during bis .trial. Mitchell protested his innocence. Indicted for Bank. Wrecking. SPRTCOFlnLD. IVU. Nov. 14. The Morgan coun ty grend lury to-Cay Indicted Albert Eohrer.'ef Wa verly, and J. E. Hutchinson, president and cashier retpectliely cf the Bank of Waveriy. -which closed its doom several months ago. with liabilities of orir ta.08.- They are charged with receiving money for deposit after they knew" the bank was insolvent. One More 3Iollnenx Juror. NEW YORK. Nov. 24. To-day, the ninth day ot the trial of Roland D. Mollneux. was slngulatlr de void ot Interest, both sessions x,l the court being oc cupied with the usual weary wind of the exami nation ot talesmen. One more luror was secured ate In the day. thus putting la tilt jury box teves of ILe twelTt Jurors. STEWART LET OUT CASHIEB. OF POSTOFFICE FIRCD BY THE POSTMASTER.- 'ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE" SAYS-HE HAD TUB-VERBAL PERMIS SIOX OF "WALTER DAVIS, First Intimation He Had of Trouble tTi'as When lle.Callcd at the De partment in Wnshlnston Yesterday Goxglrt as to -HIs'Snccessor. WASHINGTON. Nov. 21.-(SpecIal.) Mr. Stewart, the cashier of the Kansas City postoitice, has been discharged from his position by Mr. Scott, and the postoffice department here has been officially notified of this action. The grounds for Mr. Stew art's dismissal Is that he absented himself without leave. Stewart declares that he had the permission of Assistant Post master Davis, that it was given him ver bally and that he told Mr. Davis that he was going to Ohio and thence on for a visit to Washington. The first intimation of his dismissal came from ofiiclals of. the postoffice department here, when Mr. Stewart called -there this afternoon to pay his respects, and the an nouncement gave him a decided shock. The order of Postmaster Scott will undoubtedl stand, but Satwart will probably make a determined fight on the postmaster by way of evening things up. It is surmised that he has had a talk with the president with a view of haying himself reinstalled. Stewart, who is an- Ohio man, was one of the .earliest supporters of-McKinley for the presidency. After theelection and in auguration he came to Washington and tiled his papers for the appointment of third assistant postmaster general. 'While here, he afforded considerable Innocent amuse ment; to people by his persistent claim that the office' for which he applied could not escape him. Me was heavily Indorsed by leading Ohioans and by railroad and packing Interests, but was not appointed. At the urgent solicitation of Major Dick, Representative Grcsvenor, Judge Thomp son and others, he was assigned to the cashlershtp .in the Kansas City postoffice. But from what can be learned here, Stew art was not received with popular ac claim and aggravated matters by making personal reports to the president and the postoffice officials here on the workings .of the Kansas City postoffice over the head and without the knowledge of Postmaster Scott. The postofhee department conceded the right of the postmaster to exercise his discretion in the matter of discnarging employes not under the civil service, and as Mr. Stewart Is not so protected, his dismissal will doubtless be approved unless the president should .choose to Interfere In his interest. It Is suggested that possibly Stewart will be given a job here in ne of. the depart ments. This will be done provided the president desires to take care of him. The position pays JiJOO a ear and the scramble for it will undoubtedly be a Ilvely one. Postmaster S.-F. Scottr-who has returned from Washington, said last night: "I suspended Stewart on account of ab sence without leave.- As to whether he will be dismissed or not depends upon the department! "If -the department-snsrntns me. the suspension will be permanent." ColoneL Scott ald that "Stewart'-had not been 'at the office since" "Wednesday. He did not know whether he was In the city or not.-nor could he say why he had ab sented himself. "Stewart is a disorganizer." he said, "'and has stirred up dissatisfaction among the boys In the office, or has tried to." Colonel Scott refused to go into details and tell in what way Stewart had been a disorganizer. Colonel Scott repeated: "I suspended him for absence. We must have discipline, you know, apd In order to maintain it I couldn't overlook anything of that sort." When asked whether this was Stewarts first offense. Colonel Scott said he had of fended repeatedly. Stewart has been ln'the postoffice for five or six years, having been employed there under Colonel Scott's predecessor. No appointment will be made to fill Stewart's place until the department has acted. HAD A NARROW ESCAPE. Sir. and Mrs. George Bine Asphyxi ated by Charcoal Fames Doors and Windows Closed. George Blue, 40 years old, and Annie Blue, his wife. 38 years old, were asphyx iated last evening in their residence at No. 1313 Highland street. Police Surgeon Longan was hurriedly called and after ad ministering temporarily, sent both patients to the city hospital. Mr. Blue was able to walk to the ambulance but his wife had to be carried on a stretcher. About 7 o'clock Nettie Bulwer, living in the same house, heard groans proceeding from the room occupied by the Blue familv and upon investigation found the husband frothing at the mouth on the floor and his wife on the bed In an unconscious condi tion. After Mr. Blue had recovered sufficlently to talk he said that he had placed a char coal stove in his room and that he and his wife had lain down. He was Ignorant of the deadly gas which emanates from burning charcoal and in order to warm up his room more completely had closed the doors and windows. Bine Is a-veteran of the Cuban war. hav-' ing enlisted In the Twenty-third Kansas volunteers, and. while In Cuba, had secur ed the charcoal stove as a "souvenir and brought It to Kansas City. He Is em ployed by the Barber Asphalt Company. WAS befriending" her. George Palmer Held for Investigation Fonnd Bending Over a Drunken Woman In a Ditch. Officers Young and Huntsman, while pa trolling their beat on Fourth street, heard groans about 6:10 o'clock last evening. Upon investigation they found a woman quite drunk In a ditch and a man bending over her. Both were taken to the police station, where it was found the woman had a broken arm. After Police Surgeon Man ahan had set the fractured arm, the woman told him that her name was Mrs. May Buckley, living at No. 310 East Twelfth street. She said that she had been drinking and that she was introduced to the man who was found with her by a friend. He gave the name of George Palmer and is a switchman in the West bottoms. She further said that Palmer had her watch and a pocketbook containing $30. The ar resting officers said that they found her watch in his possession but no money. Palmer said that he was simply befriending the woman, but he was locked up pending investigation. LAUDS THE WEST. State Trensnrer Grimes, of Kansas, Has a Great Many Nice Tnlus to Say About It. The Dayton (Ohio) Herald quotes State Treasurer Grimes, of Kansas, to the extent of a column in which he improves the op portunity to say many good things about the West. Following the Interview the Herald says: Mr. Grimes speaks In high terms of Governor Stanley, ot Kansas, who studied law In this city, and of General Funston, who was bora In New Carlisle, this state. .All three are worthy examples of the anccess of Ohio men in the West, Mr. Grimes .was. a poor boy when he went to Kan sas, and he has won his way by hard work, and steady application to business. He first became popular In Wichita county, where he waa elected recorder, where -he jSerred three terms, and was then chosen io his present position. He Is most happily married, and has three interesting children. Mr. Grimes states that the Garst brothers and the. Ohmer .boys, formerly of thlsclty. and the Rohrera, formerly of Wayne township, this csustx. ar all doing well la Kasiu ".C6rret:Attire for Jfen. " t , Suits Overcoats The ALFRED BENJAMIN kind the kind that make men look well and gives them the confi dence born of good dressing, $15 to $35 iffihaJfrvd -TAIL OF A LOST 'POSSUM. A Colored Porter Would Like-Very. Much to See It An Excit " Injr Hunt. This Is the tale of "The Lost 'Possum;" or. How Three of a Kind Became a Pair." "Wah's dat "possum?" Joe Garner, the colored porter for Pres ident Washburn, of the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis railroad, wants to know. Superintendent Sanford, of the Kansas City Union Depot Company, wants to know. The employes In the baggage de partment want to know. But Garner's in terest in the 'possum exceeds that of the others. The 'possum was one of three In tended for his Thanksgiving "suppah." Even now "dat 'possum" may be simmer ing and sputtering in some oven along the Bluff, its delicious odors permeating everj nook and cranny in an humble dwelling. "Ever and anon that oven door may be opening and some black visage may peer into the pan to see "ef it's dun yet." Some body may be saying: "Uge. spos'n de man what owns dis 'possum wuz to smell hit and tell de ossl fers dat hit wuz stole?"' "Yuh doan know nuffin. chile: dat 'pos sum wuzn't stole: de good Lawd dun sent dat 'possum fur you an' me. 'Clar to good ness, yuh nebber Is satisfied wlf a streak o' luck; got to be a wurrlty-lng about hit ef " But that's all supposition, even If It looks mighty real to the owner of the lost 'possum. This is the story ot the 'pos sums: 'Way down in- Southern Missouri where the p'simmons grow, 'possums are plenti ful. Last spring there were two 'possums in a tree. Prettry soon two little 'pos sums were added to the family and a hap py family it whs. The two little 'possums waxed fat and strong on hazelnuts and acorns and they were soon to go out Into the world to shift for themselves. Then something happened. One day ,a boy from the village discDv ered the happy family of four and he told the villagers. A 'possum hunt was organ ized and way late one night not long ego the 'possums were frightened out of their wits by the baying of hounds and the cries of men and boys. "It's a 'possum hunt." said Mr. 'Poss-tm. anxiously, "lie still, little ones, so they won't find us." And they d'd lie still. Bnt the dogs had smelled them out and here they were boys, men and. dugs at the very tree In which the 'possums made their home. Pretty soon the tree, began to shake and quiver as the' axes were applied. "Mrs.-'Possum," said Mr. 'Possum, "the which the llttre ones while I go down and fight them off." .Mrs. 'Possum, remonstrated, but Mr. 'Pos sum would have his way. And that was the last of Mr. 'Posum. He was torn to pieces by the dogs. What happened next neither of the three remem bers. A long time afterward they found themselves in a wooded prison house on board a "Memphis" train speeding away toward Kansas City. A little tag on the prison told that they now- belonged to Joseph Garner. They landed In Kansas City In the night and were stored away with a lot of trunks In the biggage room. Here the two little 'possums discovered that thev could squeeze out between the wooden bars, and they did. "We'll go and find the" governor," they said as they scampered away. Morning came, but Mrs. 'Possum was still alone. A man looked into the cage and discovered that two of the prisoners had escaned. He gave the alarm, and this Is why there was a 'possum hunt at the Union depot yesterday morning the first once since "befo" de wnh." One 'possum only was caught. If the other is In the oven tho happy possessor came by him honestly. And this Is why Superintendent Sandford Is conducting an official innulrv as to the present whereabouts of the lost 'nossum. And this also Is why Joe Garner will have tp be content with a pair instead of three of a kind. If he has to -slight some of his friends when the invitations to his Thanks giving " 'possunisunDah" are sent out. he Is not to blame. And If. when the story of the lost "possum becomes noised about In Darktown's polite circles, another 'nos sum hunt Is organized, and every plank in the Union depot nlatform is torn up In the dead of night, nobody will be to blame, will he?" ANNEXATI0N0NLY HOPE. Barr Parker, of Lincoln. Interesting ly DIscnkscs the Situation In Cnbn. "Annexation Is the only hope for Cuba If that country ever expects to be in the en joyment of a stable form of government." This Is the opinion of Barr Parker, of Havana, who stopped In Kansas City last night on the way to Lincoln, Neb., his former home. Mr. Parker is the Cuban representative for several Western firms. During a residence there of nearly a year he has come in contact with the native element frequently and his observations have led him to conclude that they are In capable of self-government. "In my opinion," he continued, "this gov ernment will give them a trial at it soon. A census is now being taken and when that is completed there will probably be a constitutional convention. Some form of government will be advised, however, with the United States maintaining a sort of a protectorate over the island. If this does not result satisfactorily, then I am of the opinion there will be a decided leaning to ward annexation. The feeling among the Spanlsh'Amerlcan merchants, tha class of people In fact, is for annexation. Among the natives there is considerable opposi tion to it. The better class would be greatly in the minority and If the question depends for Its solution upon popular vote I am afraid annexatoin would be a lost cause. The natives are incapable of self-government and it is justly feared by the commercial population of the island that if the Cubans are given outright inde pendencethe result will be a succession of resolutions. "My choice for the governor generalship of the Island would be General Wood, but popular favor- seems to be with General FItzhugh Lee, who really has done a great deal for Cuba. The greatest made In that direction and Havana Is now a much more sanitary place than New Or leans. Over TOO men are constantly em ployed there In disinfecting the city unler the direction of the United State govern meent Even if nothing more is accom plished for the Cubans what has been for them always in a sanitary way beyond es timation." Unlldinrr Permits. Frame: Georje Thompson; 32S Lydla; residence; M.MO. ... Miscellaneous. tl.CSQ. POIilCC PICKINGS. George Church xnd "William Sweeney crawled Into Contention fca-1. ad at the. instigation of the man ager ere arrested, Police Officer Loomia appeared alainst the two mei ln tne PIlte urt yesterdar morning and after the two were lectured by Judge Burnham. they were reTeased. Jaraea Russell, of 1730 Brooklyn avenue, while carrying bricks to a second story on the building now In proeeBS of erection for the Rock Island Im plement Company, at Thirteenth and Mulberry ntreeU. fell from the second story and braised him seTerely and. Injured-his kneecap. Police Surgeon Uanahan dressed bis wounds and sant him to the. city hcspiuL "CLOTHES TBAT FIT " 927-929 MAIN STREET. THEY GO TOGETHER COMPETITION AXD COMMERCIAL TRAVELERS INSEPARABLE. IF ONE GOES, BOTH MUST GO SENATOR CHANDLER OX THIS PHASE OP TRUST PROBLEM. Denies That Conxumers "Will Get tlie Benefit of tlie Sailnc Effected by Dlapenslne With Commercial Traveler Write to President Dottc. NEW TORKT. Xor. 24. P. E I)iwi. nr Ident of thp Cnmmprriftl Tmivlprq' VntiAn- al Leaeue. has received the following- letter from Senator William E. Chandler, of Xew tiampsnlre: "An attempt has been made to break the force of the ODDOsItlon bv rommprclal trav els to trusts by Insisting- that It Is wise io oispense. lr posslDle, with the expense of travelers In order to lessen the cost of producing and selling- articles, and there upon to furnish them to consumers at lower prices. "Of course, anything- that fairly lessens the cost of production ot any article is a oenenr. to society: and. In the long run. the consumer will succeed. If competition prevails, in eettin his share, nf the irtn. "But can the cost of the commercial travelers be saved under any method of trade reasonably attainable? I answer no. The retail dealer must do two things be- iore Duying his stock: First, see samples, and, second, talk about prices with the wholesale vendor. Under the nt.i srcisn the retailers were continually traveling to unu irom me cities and the factories In order to examine goods and discuss prices before elvlne their, orders. The- neu vi- tem of having commercial travelers go the rounas or the retailer has been adopted simply because It is cheaper than the old method. Nothing else has brought about the change. It is the progress of economy In trade. "Why. In the postal service, have letter carriers come into use in -irie ,i towns, and just now in the rural districts? Jiereiy because it is cheaner nn the oKni. to ha-e the letters taken to the recipients offlcnest0forhthemthe ,a"er l the post-in"1.-." "SSS. "e5esar- pense --- lu,.,..ifa icio.il iraue, in setting the product which is created in large quan- titles hi- 51 ftvr T.ercnn .1 ! 1...-. , .. .r-: -- (-.-n.,3 ui?uiuuitu in small quantities to the consumers, who are a ""' "uumer. a pan ot that unavoidable expense Is either, first, the cost of the commercial travelers' visits, or, second, the cost of the retailer: 4mima..a .1... 1--1. salers: and the flrst method costs the con sumers less than the second. "It Is quite true that if trusts are allow ed to destroy competition, commercial travelers can be dispensed with, but If L.UUicLuiuu is iu continue 10 rule as the life of trade, the commercial travelers will remain an indispensable part of such competition. If competition must go. the commercial travelers must go not travel ing, but out of existence. Tet It Is certain that, even then, under trusts without com petition or commercial travelers, the va rious savings will not all go to the con sumers. They will be used to Increase the profits of the trusts. These will get the lion's share and retail prices are sure to T1f Qi"i tVlO nmn-iai'il (tmtalAiv n t-n fighting, not only for themselves, but for 41. ....,.. . -. ,- kutr Luusuiucra. ..: a. pure eiuuuulic iutrs Hon, the position of the commercial trav elers Is Impregnable." ALBANY. N. Y.. Nov. 21. The Comfner- ttll Tiwh.bIho' A.,.4 TX-....1 "fr'i 4 .. . t Twi.t i-iui xiditicis aim iiuiri -ucii a nuii-iiuai League to-dav filed with the secretary of state a certificate of Incorporation. The league will maintain a meeting room in a prominent hotel in every city in the uii-i-ju 3iair?. a nc yi Jjit.iii uilii-t: Ui IMC league will be In New York city. MR. KELLEY W1LLFIGHT. Arretted on the Strength of Tele- cranm From Officials of Fair- niomit. W. Va.. Lnit Xlisht. A telegram was received by the chief of police last evening asking that A. R. Kel ley. who was arrested Thursday by Police Officers Kenney and Greely. be held. The telegram was from Chief of Police Swisher, or Falrmount. "W. Va., and "stated that Kelley was wanted there. After the first telegram had been received, a second one was sent by the prosecuting attorney of Falrmount, requesting that Kelley De neiu and stating that requisition papers were being hurried up and that an ofiicer would be tent for the man. A reporter for The Journal interviewed Mr. Kelley, who refused to say anything about the charge upon which he was ar rested. He said that he had been In Kan sas City about a month, having purchased an interest In a real estate hrm In the Sheidlev building. He admitted that he hail come from West Virginia, where he said that he had been engaged in build ing and contracting. He said that he never handled anyone's money and that when he left the East he owed but little money, and had left enough property to more than cover these amounts. He said that he had no idea whv any charge had been brought against him and that he would fight to the very last. He has engaged counsel. Cntholic- Revival in Fall Strrlnir. The Catholic rerital. or mlsElon. being; held In St. . i.i. .. Mon-h is urMaelag great resulta. Fathers Bcaraan acd Magerner are eloquent and scholarlr roen ana are wiutu ,.., ,...uu..UUv ...v .,.,.. Tti nublecta of the Instructions, sermons and lectures are rarled and always Intructlte and entertaining. . , . .. , . , On Sunday afternoon at Z o'clock the mission for the women wilt cloe with an appropriate exhorta- i r.1.1 b.nedlctlon. benedlctlns the blessed sac rament and blessing ot religious articles. Ot Sun day evening at 7.30 the men's mis-Ion will open. During the week the evening services will be con ducted Tor tne men. iuk Erniwo d i ,c. w wi n,iKiii. .nil the seals are free. Both men and women are Invited to all the morn ing services. Cool and Clondj- To-day. For Kansas City and vicinity the -prediction '! for unchanged- weather- conditions -with a possibility ox rain. The hourly readings of the temperature fol low: 8 a. m.... , 39 ta to o .'. n 1 p. m 3 p. m 4 p. m 5 p. m....... 6 p. m. 9 a. m.... 19 a. in.... 11 a. m 12 nooa ... 1 p. m.. 1 4 p. m.,,.,. aUxlmom, il; mlnlsram, Zt "WE ARE TALKING FACTS" When vre tell the people that they can not get good reliable CLOTJTING for little or nothing, as they are told by unre liable dealers every day. Every merchant must make a profit or shut up shop. We are honest enoucrh to tell vnn that ire mnl-A si nmfit On OUr ffOOds. but "When VOU buv of us vnn navns nnW nnn profit, for you get your goods ana save tiie middleman's pront. Our ffOOds are also made ready-made clothing. We use guarantee every garment to jit FOR YOUNG MEN, BOYS AtlD CHILDREN we have made up an elegant variety of handsome Suits and Overcoats. They're equal to the men's in style and general makeup. Top Coats for the little fellows in sizes from 4 years up, -we have in all the new materials from 5.00 to S10.00. For boys 7 years and up -we have Overcoats and extra long Ulsters -with large storm collars, from 6.00 to $10.00. Young men may please their own taste and purse. We can suit both. NOTICE. Our handsome line of Smoking Jackets and Dressing Goiuns meets with great approval by the ladies, and they are selling fast. Come and see them. The styles are all new and the prices are right. Full line of Coachmen's Overcoats. MONEY BACK IF YOU WANT IT. Browning, King & Co., MANUFACTURERS AND RETAILERS OF FINE CLOTHING FOR MEN, BOYS AND CHILDREN. MAIN AND ELEVENTH STREETS. 'tttt'ttQ&&&4Q&- There's No Fun in paying more for a piano than you ought to. If our cash tbuyinj, ability antllarse business enable us to sell pianos for less aoney than smaller stores, why should you ignore the saving? An inspection of this great stock will convince you that we have the pianos and make the prices to command the piano business of the Southwest. J. W. Jenkins' Sons Music Co., 921-933 MAIN STREET j'Kv;$;: MANY HADC0MPLA1NTS. Board of Pnbllc Works Listened to the Grievances ot Many- Prop erty Owners Yesterday. The session of the board of. public works yesterday was devoted to business of an unimportant nature and many complaints were tiled. Several property owners stated before the board that the contractors who graded Seventeenth street east of Prospect ave nue and Thirty-sixth street from Campbell to Holmes had neglected to replace side walks that were torn up when the streets were graded. The board held up the tax bills until the necessary repairs to the sidewalks are made. A communication was read from the fed eral court stating that the injunction of J. AY". Kidwell against the issuance of tax bills for the paving of Park avenue had been dismissed, for the reason that Hr. Kidwell's bills did not amount to J2.IM0. The board heard a complaint from sev eral property owners residing on LInwood avenue who" stated that the street from Troost avenue east was almost Impassable on account of mud. The superintendent of streets was. ordered to put the street in better condition. Resolutions were passed to establish the grade on the following streets: Twenty seventh street, from Oak to Holmes, Dy kington avenue, from Independence to Holmes, and to pave JIcGee, from Thirtieth to Thirty-first. VINE STREET SEWER TAXES. If Paid Before December S. Xo Inter est "Will Be Charjred Cost $41.7!U to Construct. City Treasurer J. Scott Harrison sent out several thousand postal cards yesterday notifyins property owners who are In debted to the city for taxes to pay for the construction of the Vine street sewer, that if the bills are paid in full before December S. no Interest, will be charged. It payments are not made- at maturity, the remaining portion of the bill Is due and payable with 10 per cent interest per annum from date" of issue, less the pro rata share of inter est already paid. If the full payment is made after thirty days, and before any lnstallment Is due. interest at 7 per cent must be paid to a date ninety days in ad vance of the date of payment. The Vine street sewer is the longest sewer in the city. The total cot of the work was J41.791. The sewer extends from Eighteenth street to Thirty-second street, and has tributaries draining the entire eastern part of the city from Flora avenue to the city limits. After Coal Dealers. License Inspector Wuerz 13 maun? aa aggressive campaign against the retail coal dealers s-ho have ben delinquent In paying their license to the city. The cold s-eather has had the effect ot stimulating the coal business and manr licenses were paid yes terday. "I an going after the coal dealer" quietlr bit firmly." said Mr. Wuerx yesterday. "I hare called en many of them In person and hare communicated with others by telephone. The result has beet that many licenses hare been paid during the past few days." City Hall Notes. Special tax "bills for planting trees on tha follow ing streets were issued yesterday: Eima. from Wa bash tc Prospect, both sides, to cost $108: Hslme. frcm Ninth to Twelfth, both sides, to con $19: Penn. frcra Sixteenth to Twentieth, both sides, to cost i;s. Vine, from TwelCh to Fifteenth, both sides, to cost S30C CITY SEWS IX PARAGRAPHS. "The Salratlon Army-will gtre- a mnslcal entertain ment at the citadel this eening for the benefit cf the-local work. Trinity lodge. No. C3. Knights of Pythias, will give a staE smoker at its hall, 1100 Grard avenue, next Wednesday evening. Rev. Dr. O. H. Ccmts lectured at the Sixth and Prospect -Avenue christian church last night on "Some Types of Women in Latter Day Fiction." Dr. M. n. Chapman, paster ot the Troost Avenue Methodist church, will preach a special sermon to men on "The Manliness of Christ" to-morrow even ing. While the sermon will be of particular Interest to men. women are also Invited to be present All the Junior Christian Endeavor Societies of the city will hold grand rally in Westminster Presby terian .church to-mcrrots morning at 10.30 o'clock. Dr. George will preach the sermon to Ittm. They will at that time make their Thanksgiving offering, which will be applied on one of the charity- organixa tlons In the city. Services will be held In the Grand avenue cbnrrh to-morrow for the flrst time since the church was newly papered and painted throughout- The con gregation has expended on the repairs in the church somethnlg more than 12.000 and the effect shows a decided Improvement over the former innearaac of tha Hulas ot tie nltct el wonliln. direct from the manufacturer, mncll bpfipr than fhp nrfHrmrv all .wool materials only, and perfectly. v Men's Gloves! We are as careful In our selec tion of gloves as we are of tha hats we sell give the" department the closest attention. As a conse quence we haven't a make of gloves in the store that hasn't stood the test that hasn't proved Its wearing and lasting qualities. Above all, our gloves are stylish gloves. Our $3-00 Hat is a Good Hat. Clark, THE HATTER Dunlap Agency. 906 Main Street. -C-OO-QQmtA Eterythtng Ptrtatnlni to Mmlx Jr POPULAR MUSIC -At Popular Prices. "Smoky Mokes Cakewalk" "In California." song, new "Gold Was the Cause or It All". "lly Little Georgia Hose" "A Vlrginny Frolic Cakewalk"... "The Pacemaker Twostep" "The Black Cat TW-ostep" "Original Rags" "Black- 'Diamond Cdkewalk." a popular twostep "The Only Way." new song "In Society." the popular waltz.. "The Winner Cakewalk" "When Love Is Young" "Heartsease." song "lly Beautiful Annabel'.... "The Darkies' Picnic Twostep".. "Impecunious Davis Cakewalk.' latest, by Kerry Mills mrfHoffmaif 3s to-NUTST KAWS Since It Happened! Sterling Chain Bracelets OOc Hk 10-year Gold Bracelets X23 Black French Ebonv Toilet Sets fft.5ti Sterling Match Safes t.oo 14k Princess 5-Stone Rings S3.00 2S Pearl Cluster Rings rfXOO Rogers' Best Knives and Forks, per set mi.c-; Usual rebate at headquarters In Dia monds and precious Jewelry. Prices speak for themselves. Wholesale or retnll. No competition. Call and see or write. Old. Reliable. L. J. MARKS, Established 1879. 9J6 Main St Kyes Tested Free. The Weekly Journal 25 Cents a Year. 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