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" Wj-f 5". Tfi.SM: - sV4i"- J1 l" bSm " "t - --"--iVRKa-. v r --ti,L:T J . . I-l fie fCan 'OTtfrag Jtemwf VOLUME XLIL NO. 183. SUNDAY. KANSAS CITY, DECEMBER 10. 1899. TWENTY FOUR PAGES. SUNDAY. PRICE EIVE CENTS FOR WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 9 THE JOURNAL CIRCULATED 300,350 COPIES? DAILY AVERAGE 42,907 4 ' - Cttij 51W BUREAU IS A ACT KANSAS CITY IV THE 2 ;ld for coxvextio: 2 v.- AN ORGANIZATION tFFECTED W. S. DICKEY PRESIDENT AXD H. H. ALLEX SECRETARY. 'Active Work Will Becln January 1, and a. Systematic and Organized, Effort to Get Every Con vention. Possible "Will Re Made. The lone looked for convention bureau Is an established fact, permanent organiza tion having: been effected last night when delegates from thirty-five organizations met at Lyceum hall and adopted a con stitution and elected permanent officers. WALTER S. DICKEY. President of the Kansas City Convention Bureau. The following are the officers who will hold their positions until January 1. 1901: W. S. Dickey, president: John H. Wiles, vice president; F. D. Crabbs, treasurer, and H. H. Allen, secretary. When Mr. Dickey called the delegates to order the preliminary steps that had been taken by the first committee were ex plained and a roll was called oL those who had answered the Invitation to meet as a general committee. The meeting then pro ceeded to adopt a constitution and there was a long tangled discussion as to what methods should be taken in the establish ment of a bureau. Ed Krauthoff had been retained to draft o. constitution and articles of Incorpora tion. It was decided to vest the general control of the bureau in a committee of the delegates present and leavo the active work In the hands of an executive committee of nine members. The election of directors was postponed until another meeting should be called by the president. It is understood that the active work of the bureau will begin January 1. The following are the men who responded to the call and were present last night: D. W. Ryder. E. G. Fish. C. E. Carson, L. M. Jones. W. C. Goffe. K. G. Leavens, J. R. Domlnlck, J. T. Woolsey. C. D. Parker. W. S. Hannah, J. C McCoy, C. H. Haln, C. R. Davidson, E. F. Allen. J. D. Havens, F. D. Crabbs. Oscar Davis, S. Stultz. W. S. Dickey. John H. Wiles, W. A. Kelly, S. J. Hayde, F. J. Shinnlck, W. E. Harris. W. W. Rose, J. E. Nichols. Dr. B. H. Zwart, Dr. J. M. Langsdale, W. B. Teasdale. F. B. Hamilton. F. M. Howe, Walter C. Root. Alfred H. Simpson, W. H. Reed, E. D. Blgelow. C. H. Kirshner. E. C Washburn. P. W. Strawbridge, L. Baer, H. C. Garnett. A. D. L. Hamilton, H. H. Allen. James E. Fitzgerald. E. H. Phelps, Dr. J. W. Kiger. A. J. MIddleton. PREPARING FOR WINTER. Executive Board of the Associated Charities Holds a Meetlne nt the Commercial Club. The executive board cf the Associated Charities of Kansas City met at the Com mercial Club rooms yesterday afternoon to outline a plan for the winter's cam paign. A full repreentat!on was present and the details of the work were discussed at length. An address to the people of tho city was formulated, which explains the organization of the Charities Associa tion and the proposed method of relieving the needs or wormy people in uistress. The Associated Charities prormse to call upon the business men of the city to give tnelr suusenpuons to me association, mat. through the central organization, the sub scriptions can be appropriated to the best possible advantage. It Is also arranged to have suitable cards printed to distribute among the firms and individuals subscrib ing to indicate their connection with the association. The general secretary of the association, J. H. Hanson, will begin Mon day calling on those who will be asked to subscribe to the charities. Mr. Hanson came to Kansas City from St. Paul, where he had much experience in charity work. A BLESSINGJF0R MANKIND. What a Kansns City Man Has Done His Xante Honored by the People. Never before In the history of Kansas City has interest been so great In any one man. or any one institution, as It Is to-day In Dr. C. H. Carson and his now famous Temple of Health, corner Washington and Twelfth streets. Never before has the world ever seen a power so unique and marvelous that, without medicine, without painful or dangerous surgical operations of any kind, heals the sick, removes cancer ous tumors, straightens crooked limbs and almost invariably cures the chronic dis eases which were heretofore regarded as hopeless. Where. In all this wide world, is there one man or woman suffering with a painful and life-destroying disease who would not welcome relief did they but know where It could be found? There is not one. Thou sands of these have come In the past, and are coming now to this great healer, and thousands of others, who have yet to hear of his power, will come In the future. Christian Science Lecture. Mr. Edward A. Kimball. C S. D., of Chicaco. 111., member of the Internatlnnnl board of lectureship of the First Church of Christ. Scientists, Boston. Mass., will de liver a lecture this afternoon at 3 p. m., on Christian Science, at the First Church of Christ. Scientists, Ninth and Forest ave nue. The public is cordially invited. Seats free. Hotel Victoria. Bath with every room. Rites, $2.00 and J2.D0. O. B. Stanton, Prop. 55 YEARS OLD YESTERDAY. Jndce II. C. McDoueal Pleasantly Re membered by a Xnmber of Old Friends. Judge IT. C. McDougal was K years old yesterday. Quite a number ofhls friends, who always keep tab on him. knew that was his birthday, and one by one last evening dropped in on the Judge and his family at 2133 Troost avenue to pay their respects and tender congratulations and good wishes. Among the callers were Ma jor William Warner, Father W. J. Dal- ton, C. O. Tichenor, Thomas A. Witten. Colonel R. H. Hunt, John Stevens, .Frank F. Rozzelle and Fred Howard. An elegant dinner was served and the many friends of the well known jurist talked and smoked until a late hour. Judge McDougal was born In Marlon county, "Va., in 1S44. He served as a pri vate soldier in the Union army during the civil war and came West in 1S66. He lived in Gallatin, Daviess county. Mo., until fif teen years ago, when he came to this city and engaged in the practice of law. He was mayor of Gallatin in 1S70 and 1S71: was Judge of the probate court of Daviess county irom 1S7? to 1S76, was president of the Missouri Bar Association In 194 and 1S95, was city counselor of Kansas City from 1ES3 to 1S97 and has been a member of the bar of the supreme court of the United States for the past twenty years. Judge McDougal has tried some of the very im portant law cases. Within the short space of four months he settled the celebrated water works case Involving the sum of $3,179,000. The case had been in litigation for six years and Judge McDougal set tled it to the satisfaction of every citizen of the city. For ten years the judge was a member of the law firm of Shanklln, Low & Mc Dougal, at that time the largest law firm In the state of Missouri. HE WANTSJ1 10,000. Arthur Crlnaom Bring" Suit Asalnst His Fnther-In-Lavr, Dr. IV. S. Wood. Arthur Grissom brought suit In the cir cuit court yesterday against his father-in-law. Dr. W. S. Woods, for $110,000 dam ages for alienation of his wife's affections and breach of contract. In his petition for damages for $100,000 for alienating his wife's affections, Mr. Grissom recites his marriage to Julia Stone Woods, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Woods, May 1, 1S93, in New York. He charges that Immediately after the marriage Dr. Woods circulated stories derogatory to Mr. Gris som's character, and aroused in hlswlfe's mind suspIcIons"whIch were unfounded, re sulting in an estrangement. He charges that Dr. Woods threatened to disinherit his daughter if she accompanied her husband to New York in 1S9G: that he prevailed upon the couple to return to Kansas City on the promise to provide means for Mr. Grissom's more profitable advancement here, which contract, Mr. Grissom claims. Dr. AVoods did not carry out: that he comoelled his daughter to go to Hot Springs, Ark., leaving her hus band here; that he brought about an estrangement and made husband and wife regard each other with mutual aversion, and finally, that Dr. Woods has taken his daughter to Eastern cities and forced her to live apart from her husband. In his petition for $10,000 for breach of contract. Mr. Grissom alleges that Dr. Woods agreed to give him $300 per month for his maintenance, but failed to carry out the agreement. COFFEE SHIPSSTILL HELD. Taylor's Cargo May Be Admitted After the Coffee Has Been Roasted. NEW YORK, Dec 9. At the public hear ing of the Santos coffee question before the board of health to-day agents of steam ship companies, whose vessels and cargoes have been held up to keep out bubonic plague, showed a strong front. The session continued for three hours, and the board reserved its decision until Monday. It is not likely that the 45,000 bags of coffee from the J. W. Taylor will be admitted, but the board may allow it to be roasted on the beach and then pass it within the city limits. A protest was made against the action of the board in refusing to allow the cargo of the Roman Prlncerto be landed. Presi dent Murphy said that he did not under stand that the board had laid an embargo on all coffee. Dr. Doty and Dr. Jenkins, members cf the board, here asserted that the cargo of the Taylor, after submission to open air disinfection and scientific process, is not a menace to public health. President Mur phy said he did not agree with them. Dr. Cosby and President York, of the police board, who Is ex-oilllclo a member of the board of health, stood by Colonel Mur- 5hy. The board will hold a private meeting londay. The lighters with the J. W. Tay lor's coffee have been given permission to go to Bettels basin, half a mile from quar antine. WALKED OFF THE VIADUCT. Charles K. Cainmlnei, SI Years Old, Broke His Left Hip Injury May Prove Scrlons. Charles IC Cummings, 51 years old. en employe of Wiggen & Trower, at the stock yards, sustained a fracture of his left hip last evening by walking off the St. Louis avenue end of the Wyoming street via duct. This viaduct has been condemned, It is said, and in order that the public shall not make use of it, it has been boarded up at either end. Cummings, who lives at Sixteenth and Wyoming streets, was on his way home, and had crawled under the boards. When he got to where the steps lead down to St. Louis avenue. lie could not tee that a dozen steps had been taken away, and he plunged to the street, twelve feet below. Dr. Manahan treated him at police headquarters and sent him to the city hospital. On account of his age, the In juries are liable to prove serious. HELP IS ASKED. Colored Orphan Home nt 1023 Vine Street Makes mi Appenl to the Public for Assistance. The home for colored orphan children, at 1023 Vine street, is in need of assistance. The management is preparing to open a larger home to accommodate aw colored orphan ennuren. A convention oi coioreu iarmers and mechanics will be held here in the near future and the net proceeds will be turned over to this home. Cotton Gin Combination. MEMPHIS. Dec 9. It Is reported here that all of the big cotton gin manufacturing concerns of tho country 111 form a combination or have already done fo Among the cc-ncem paid to hate entered the combine are the Munger Company, of Dallas. Tex., said to be the largest In the vorld: the Northlngton-Munger-Pratt Cln Company, of Birmingham. Ala., and the Pratt Gin Compan), of Prattsvllle, Ala. John Jay Banquet. The entertainment committee of the Commercial Club held a Ions session jesterday. The most im portant matter that was considered was the details of the John Jay banquet to be held at the Midland hotel, December 19. The committee has had rather poor success thus far in setting acceptances to the Invitations that hare been sent out to prominent men to speak on that occasion. Wanted in Illinois for Forgery. ST. JOSEPH. MO.. Dec. 9. (Special.) Arthur B. McCord and wife, a stylishly dressed couple, were ar rested here to-night on the strength of a telegram from the chief of police of Peoria. I1L, where McCoid Is alleged to hare committed numerous forgeries. All Kansas Cltv is but a step from HO TEL BALTIMORE. Fire proof without a doubt. Stop there next time you're In town. MAY GO TO UTAH ROBERTS IXQU1RY COMMITTEE HAS NOT YET DECIDED. OR WIVES MAY BE SUMMONED FIRST WIFE "WOULD BE EXEMPT, BUT XOT-TUE OTHERS. Mr. Roberta Bitterly Attacks One of the Men Who Gate Information Agnlnst Him Yesterday Roberts' Dausrhter May Be Called. WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.-The first of the public hearings in the Roberts case began at 2 o'clock. At that hour the committee room was crowded with members, repre sentatives of the press and a delegation representing the Gentile element of Utah. Roberts sat at the foot of the long com mittee table, with documents piled up be fore him. His secretary was near at hand, bringing him books and other data of refer ence. Chairman Tayler announced that persons who had participated in framing the charges were present, and he asked that they be heard. Mr. A. T. Schroeder, one of the Gentile delegation from Utah, then stepped for ward, and was about to proceed, when Mr. Roberts rose hastily and raised his hand In protest. "I object." he said. "I object to this wit ness. If he comes here as an attorney. I object to him If ho comes as a witness, on the ground that he Is unworthy of confi dence and because ho is a common swin dler, and I propose to establish by the su preme court of Utah that he is utterly un worthy of belief." Roberts said he would present the tenth Utah supreme court report in support of his allegations. Mr. Tayler answered that Mr. Schroeder was not present as a witness or counsel, but merely to give the committee such In formation as he could, and the committee would treat the matter as It saw fit. Mr. Schroeder remarked that he did not understand that he was on trial. Mr. Roberts did not press his objection further, and Mr. Schroeder proceeded. Mr. Schroeder said that It could be established that Mr. Roberts had maintained, and is now maintaining, the status of a polyga mlst: that, in 1SS9, he pleaded guilty of un lawful cohabitation, and has since that time continued In that relation. speclncaily, Mr. fccnroeaer said It could be established there had been recently born to his polygamous wives, among them be ing twins, born to Celia Dibble Roberts, the reputed second wite of the congressman-elect. These children were represent ed to be born, he said, August II, 1&97, and, until this morning, he had understood they were acknowledged by Roberts as his. It could also be shown that he had been hold ing out Dr. Maggie Shipp Roberts as a wife and Is now maintaining the status of a husband toward her; that, during all of these times, he had living a lawful wife, Louisa Smith Roberts, who alone has borne him children. Mr. Schroeder said the witnesses were In Utah, readily accessible If the committee desired to summon them. He suggested that Miss Adah Roberts, the daughter of Mr. Roberts, was now In the city and might be available as a witness. Rev. Dr. I1IIT, of Utah, was asked if he desired to add anything, but stated that Mr. Schroeder had covered the general question sufficiently, and that the detailed evidence would be ready if the committee desired. At this point Representative Mc- j-nereon, oi towa, a memDer of the com mittee, stated that he thought there was a misunderstanding among members as to the status of Mr. Roberts. Some thought he had made his statement in order to frame an issue. Others thought he had appeared as a witness, and should be sub ject to cross-examination. He said he feared the committee was graduallv drift ing to the point where it would have to go -'.500 miles to Utah to hear witnesses, or else bring witnesses 2,500 miles to Wash ington. Chairman Tayler stated Roberts had not appeared as a witness, and was not under oath. Mr. Roberts said his statement was for the purpose of joining Issues. He rest ed and desired a ruling on his demurrer and time to present authorities on this de murrer, for, he said, he was not through with that. He stated, also. that, as a wit ness, he would hardly be expected to give evidence against himself. The public hear ing then went over until Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, and the committee held a private session. Mr. Tayler. of Ohio. said, nftpr tho, ct. ecutlve session, that the committee was considering whether it should go to Utah or have the witnesses come here, nnd that no decision had been reached. Mr. Schroed er. against whom Roberts made his pro tests, said, after the meeting: Mr. Roberts refers to a clrli suit brought to set aside an execution sale made by the sheriff of Salt Uk county. 1 was the attorney of the Judgment creditors and at the sherirrs sale became the pur chaser in my own name, -with the consent of my clients. It Is a long story, but suffice It to say that Judge Bartch, now on the supreme bench, who tried the case. In rendering his oral decision, expressly exonerated me from alt Imputation of actual fraud. Mr. Roberts goes a long way to And means for dis tracting attention from himself, but the case Is urgent and perhaps I ought to consider him justified In going to any extreme. It Is understood that the opposition to Roberts has suggested that the wives with whom he Is alleged to have maintained polygamous relations be summoned as wit nesses. The first wife. It Is said, would be exempt from testifying against her hus band ns she has a legal status as wife, but ims eiraipuun wouiu not extend Beyond the first wife. A subcommittee consisting of Messrs. Morris. LIttlefield and MIers has been appointed to get up forms of sub poenaes, etc.. In connection with the sum moning of witnesses. When the consideration of the case of Mr. Roberts was resumed this morning. Mr. Roberts was asked if he conceded the existence of the rourt record wherein he nleaded guilty in 18SH under the Edmunds Tucker law. This he conceded. He was next asked whether, about 1SS7. or since 1S. he married plural wives and had lived with them since that time as wives. To the whole of this charge Roberts pleaded not gulltv. nnd then demurred to the jurisdiction of the committee. Washington Notes. WASHINGTON. Dec. 9. (Special.) The new Okla homa statehood bill. Introduced by Delegate Piynn, protldes. In addition to an independent revenue dis trict, tor the election of two representatives in con gress. In other respects, the measure Is an exacl copy of the one Introduced by him In the Fifty fourth congress. The Kansas Republican delegation, at a meeUng held to-day, agreed to unite In a request to the at torney general to grant the petition of the guards at the United States penitentiary at Fort Leaven worth for the enforcement of the eight hour law. Gasper Edwards, a teacher at the Port Lewis, Col., Indian school, has been made superintendent of the Indian school at Ponca. In place of Superintendent Light, transferred to the Pawnee Echool. Representative Miller, of Kansas, will on Monday Introduce a bill providing for the purchase of a site and the erection of a public building at Emporia Kas., to cost 3100,000. Next Confederate Reunion. LOUISVILLE, Dec 9. Word was received here to day from General John B. Gordon, commanding the United Confederate veterans, that the dates May 30 10 June j, uitiuenc, uuu ueen oecioea upon tor the annual reunion which this jear Is to be held in Louisville. Hon- Succl "Fasted." RIO JANEIRO, Dec. 9. Succl, the famous Italian faster, has been unmasked here. Dr. Daniel Almeida has discovered that he used fibrous meat compressed Into the smallest site, and this, with a amall quan tity o! mlnaral water, was enough to prevent starvation. MURDER AT BICYCLE RACE. Xew Jersey Sinn Mortally Wounded by Medicnl Student In Madison Square Garden. NEW YORK, Dec. 9 An hour after the big bicycle race ended in Madison Square garden to-night, and during the excitement attending a fifteen-mile pursuit race, Fred erick S. Slater, of Railway, N. J., seated in one of the lower boxes, was shot and mortally wounded by Walter Rosser, 19 years old, a medical student, living in this city. Tho shooting occurred as the result of a quarrel over a bet the men had made on the result of the six-day race. Slater was taken to Bellevue hospital. He was shot in the left breast, and it is stated there that he cannot live. There were 11,000 or 12,000 persons In the big amphitheater at the time, and some ot these rushed at Rosser. Two hundred po licemen charged through the mob with drawn clubs, and, surrounding Rosser, rushed him through the crowd. Rosser was intoxicated at the time. It is said. He had been coins about maklrnr bets on the races with various people, and walked up to the box in which Slater and a party of friends were seated and said ho was ready to bet five to one that Eaton would win the next race. Eaton was not in the next race, and. In a spirit of fun. Slater made a bet with him. Just as the finish of the race was exciting thousands of people, some one near Slater called out to him: "He's got a gun, look out." Rosser hjd already pulled out a revolver, and he fired point blank at Slater. The bullet struck him in the left breast, just over the heart. The crowd was shouting so loudly over tho race that few persons heard the shot. Those In the immediate vicinity of the shooting saw Slater fall backward into the arms of a young woman who sat directly behind him. Ills head fell In her lap. A crowd rushed over toward the scene of the shooting and tried to lay hold of Rosser, but a couple of policemen were too quick for them and they held the murderer away. Other policemen came to their aid and, surrounding the medical student, they forced him through the mob. The crowd tried to break through several times, but the police kept them back with their clubs. Rosser was taken to the overcoat room, which was well guarded. Slater also was carried to the overcoat room, where, after recovering consciousness, he Identified Ros ser as the man who shot him. Slater was taken to Bellevue hospital. Rosser was taken to the West Thirteenth street station house. There was an enorm ous crowd present. The races were brok en up, und the crowd seemed intent on learning the Immediate fate of Rosser. Chief Devery happened to be In the garden, and he took charge of the case. Policemen guarded tho man who, however, was very, cool. Ha walked along with the police man. He coolly said that he would commit suicide the first opportunity that he got and Chief Devery told the police to look after him closely, and see that he did not keep his word in tnat respect. MISSOURI ENDEAVORERS. Rev. W. L. Darby, of Klrksvllle, elected President of the State Association. SPRINGFIELD, MO., Dec. 9. (Special.) At this morning's session of the Christian Endeavor convention. State President Rev. Mr. E. W. Clippinger, of Sedalia, presided. Notwithstanding the rain, a good audience was In attendance. Dr Eddy, -of Boonvllle, gave a Bible reading. Msrpubke, of Klrks vllle, spoke on "London C E. Convention of 1900." Tho secretary. Mrs. Hershy, then read her report, from which the following facts are taken: There are 730 senior societies in the state: there are 10..S.KI active membeis and 9S3 associate members. The amount contributed to foreign missions is $l,SfS1.39; $2,329.20 to home missions, and also $2,323.20 to other benevolent purposes. The largest amount given by any one society was J200, by the Pilgrim Congregational, St, Louis. The largest amount given to home missions was $2w, by the First Christian church, Sedalia. The largest amount given by any one society to benevolences was $120, by the Presbyterian Society at Tipton. A reception was given for the visiting del egates in the evening, after which Rev. Mr. A. M. McLean, of Cincinnati, O., de livered an address on "Missionary Work.", The following officers were elected: Presi dent, Rev. Mr. AVllliam L. Darby, of Klrks vllle; vice president. D. Errett. Canton; treasurer, G. M. Withers, Piedmont; secre tary. Miss C. K. Cameron, St. Louis; as sistant secretary to be supplied: junior superintendent. Miss Kate Haus. St, Louis; department superintendent missionary. Miss Bess Page, Kansas Cityr Sunday school. Rev. Mr. J. P. O'Brien, Kansas City; corresponding, Wallace Agin, St. Joseph; good citizenship, G. W. Lubke, Jr., St. Louis: evangelist. J. I. McClelland, St. Louis. Advisory board of pastors Rev. Mr. D. W. Moore, Springfield; Rev. Mr. "William M. Vanderlippe. Deepwater; J. H. Albert, Sedalia: C. B. McAfee, Parkville, and E. B. Pratt, Pleasant Hill. SCOTT HEARJDFR0M AGAIN. Omahn's Spectncnlnr Jndce Summons Pastors to Answer for Con- tempt of Court. OMAHA, NEB., Dec. 9. Judge Scott, of the district court, has ordered that Rev. Elmer P. Qulvey, general manager of the Nebraska Children's Home Association, be committed to jail, and has directed that Rev. T. J. Mackay, of All Saint's church; Rev. Hubert C. Herring, pastor of the First Congregational church, and W. P. Harford be cited to show cause why they should not be punished for contempt of court In trying, by means of a letter, which they all signed, to influence the judge's action in the Dodd children habeas corpus proceedings. Several years ago Dodd placed the chil dren In tho care of the Homo for the Friendless, the officers of which found homes for them. Dodd Is now suing to recover Dossesslon of the children, and the letter in question was addressed to the judge and set forth the opinion of the writers that the little ones were better off where tttey were and recommended that tney De allowed to remain. Qulvev is committed because, when the officers went after the children, they could not De tounu, ana ne is cnargea with se creting them. EAST0N TRJATED WELL. Kansas City Correspondent "Writes From Inside Where He Is Enjoying; Himself. WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Special.) A letter from Inside the Boer lines has been received here from Eugene Easton, the Kansas City correspondent who was re ported captured by the Free Staters. It was written on October 20, a week after his arrival, and states that he was never treat ed better in his life. He reports having been favored with personal Interviews by Presidents Steyn and Krugcr, and speaks In glowing terms of both and of the court esies shown him. The letter escaped cen sorship by a roundabout circuit via Portu guese, Africa and Europe. A Girl Prevents a Strike. ALTOONA. PA., Dec. 9. By remaining at her loom In defiance of S00 strikers, one little girl prevented a tieup at the Altoona silk mllL A general strike of the S09 operatives had been planned, but when the one girl continued at work 700 employes returned to their work. The 100 operatives are still out. BRIEF BITS OP XEWS. George W. Plant, of Maryland, has been appointed to a position at the Chllocco, I. T., Indian school. Application has been made for the establishment of rural free delivery service at Baechor, Kaa., Bur lington Junction, Skidmore, Kutleja and Hopkins, Mo. French statistics of the part year show that the number of deaths has Increased by 59,034, while the number of births has decreased by 15,174, a strlklnz confirmation. It Is painted out, ot the strictures made on the nation In Zola's latest book. It Is estimated that by January from 140,000 to 150.000 cotton mill operatives in the North will be working under an ad.ance ot wages and that the advance In the South will brinf the total In tht United Suttt'abovfl ICO. 00 5. is TIMES" IS SOLD WILL BE ISSUED UXDF.R XEW MAN AGEMENT TO-MORROW. LESUEUR, SULLIVAN, CHRISMAN THESE APPEAR AS SOLE OWNERS UNDER NEW REGIME. Mr. Lesueur, Who Is to Be General Manaicer, Says That He Has Not Yet Selected His Assistants Xew Mnnaeement's Greetlnir." JEFFERSON CITY, Dec. 9.-(SpecIal.) The Kansas City Times Company late this evening filed articles of association In the office of secretary of state and had Isued to it a certificate of incorporation. It has a capital stock of $200,000, all paid up. It is incorporated by G. L. Chrisman. John S. Sullivan and A. A. Lesueur, and the stock is divided among them as follows Christman, 923 shares: Sullivan, 923 shares Lesueur, 130 shares. The purpose of the company is set out as follows: "To ac quire, own and publish the newspaper known as The Kansas City Times, to do a general printing and publishing busi ness; to engage in the gathering, dissent! nating and publishing news; to buy, sell, own and publish newspapers, and to en gage in a general newspaper publishing business." It is said that Major T. W. Park, who has been chief clerk in the department un der Lesueur for the past nine years, will be given an important place on the ed itorial side of the paper. He Is one of the best political writers In Missouri and spent many years of his life in news paper work. It Is said also that W. J. Chambliss, another newspaper man who has been in the office with Lesueur since he was first elected, will also go to the Times with his chief. The Times will appear to-morrow under the new management. Hon. A. A. Lesueur will have general supervision of the plant. He stated last night that he had not se lected his assistants, and intimated that he would not be able to do so until becoming better acquainted with conditions. Mr. J. S. Sullivan, of Jefferson City, was also here yesterday and joined In taking a bird's-eye view of his new interests. Mr. Sullivan said he had made the Investment on purely business principles, and did not expect to be closely identified with the management. Judge G. L. Chrisman wjll be more or less connected with the dally grind and spent last night in looking at the wheels go 'round. Mr. W. O. Cox. retiring proprietor, ex pressedTiis thanks to the readers and pat rons of the Times and begged a generous support to his successors. The editorial greeting of the Times this morning Is as follows: The Kansas City Times changes management to day and It Is proper that there should be said to its readers a word of greeting. The political policy of the Times will be Democratic. It will loyally sup port the principles enunciated by the party In Its councils and the nominees of its conventions, reserv ing the right to oppose men whom it knows to be corrupt, but In no case permitting personal favorit ism or bias to Influence its Judgment In determining that a nominee Is unworthy. So far as Is consistent with Its mission as a newspaper. It will be Imper sonal as to candidacies, tree from factional Influences, and sive "Democrats of all shades of opinion and affiliation equal chances to be heard. In entering upon the undertaking of building up a newspaper worthy of its surroundings ana its associations, tne present managers of the Times abjure candidacy ror office for themselves. Worthy though It may be to serve one's people honorably and acceptably in im portant public trusts, their ambition will be to excel In their new netu, man wnicn mere is none nigner or nobler. In a material direction the Times will devote Itself with all of Its ardor to the upbuilding of Kansas City and the country tributary thereto. The night will never be so dark nor the storm beat so fiercely that tne Times ana its people win be deterred from serving Kansas City. So far as In it lies It will labor to build It up. Intellectually, mor ally, commercially and in every good way. This we can not do by our own unaided efforts. In Its ac complishment we solicit the encouragement of every man and woman, and of every business Interest which we may hope to reach. Realizing that he who removes his armor is in a better position to boast than he who Is but putting It on. we refrain from making too many promises as to what we shall do. but. In addition to what has been said, an earnest effort will be made to keep the Times In the front rank among the American newspapers by such Im provements In Its various departments as experience may suggest. Government Seed Distribution. WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. The department of agri culture will begin its distribution of seeds a little earlier this year than last, shipping them South the beginning ot January and perhaps sending a few shortly before the first. This year the seeds for distribution to all parts of the country will consist of 13.000.000 packs ot vegetable seeds. 1.53S 000 ot flower seeds besides field and lawn grass seeds. Franchise Declared Forfeited. ST. JOSEPH. MO . Dec. 9. (Special.) The city council has declared forfeited the franchise granted to the Zlckner Water Company, of Chicago, to con struct a waterworks plant costing $800,000. The bond of tfiO.000 was declared forfeited. The time for be ginning work has expired. A SCENE OVER AT ' lit 'ill YlMMmMm-'-- m mMKsm Minneapolis Tribune. The Mrs. Roberts (In chorus) "There, I told you so. If yoa hadn't married thoie other two you would have been a full-fledged congressman by this time." FILIPINO GENERAL KILLED. Commander of Aizulnuldo's Body Guard Falls In a. Flelit With Americans. MANILA, Dec. 9. General Gregorlo del Pilar, commanding Aguinaldo's body guard. was killed by Major Peyton March's bat talion of the Thirty-third infantry, in a fight eighteen miles northwest of Cer vantes, December 3. According to reports which General Young obtained from escaped Spanish prisoners at Vigan sev eral days ago. Major March left the coast, where he was pursuing Agulnaldo, and en countered General del Pilar on a fortified trail. They fought for four hours, during which time seventy Filipinos were killed and wounded. The American loss was one man killed and six wounded. ,The Spaniards report that Major March Is still pursuing the insurgents. Del Pilar was one of the leaders of. the present and of another Spanish revolution. He was a mere youth and was reported to have grad uated at a European university. Professor Schurman met him as a member of the first peace commission, and rated him as remarkably clever. CHICAGO'S LIVE STOCK SHOW. Breeding- and Fat Stock. Utility Horses, Packlnir Products and Ap pliances to Be Exhibited. CHICAGO, Dec. 9. The International Live Stock exposition, to be held at Chi cago from December 1 to S, 19u0, will em brace, among Its main features, the fol lowing: A grand breeders' prize exhibition of cat tle, hogs and sheep. A great fat stock show on the order of the renowned annual Smlthfield shows of England. A display of draft horses and horses for general use. not as a society show, but as a utility show. An exhibition of dressed meats and meat food products of ail kinds and refrigerator appliances for preserving them. Animal by-pioducts, showing the com plete utilization or all parts of tne slaugh tered animals not directly used as meat foods. An exhibition of packing house methods and appliances and government inspection of meats. Appliances of all kinds for transporting animals and meats. Meetings of Breeders and Stockmen's As sociations. ELECTR0LYSSIN CHICAGO. It Is Rulnlntc Water Pipes and Rail way Companies May Be Pro ceeded Aualnst. CHICAGO, Dec. 9. The law department of the city government Is preparing an opinion as to the power of the city to force street railway companies to provide their rails with proper connection to- prevent leakage of electricity and the subsequent damage to water and other pipes laid below the tracks. A burst in a water main was reported and workmen found, on laying bare the six Inch pipe, that a hole an '.inch in diameter had been eaten entirely through the pipe, while In other portions Immediately about the leak, the pipe was almost as badly eat en away. The leak was nine feet below the surface of the ground. Immediately under a street car line. In another place an eight-inch main burst and. when excava tion was made, it was found that a large hole had been eaten through the Iron. This main was also nine feet below the street car tracks. The city electrician has had trouble with electrolytic action on conduits for electric light and telephone wires, and on several occasions has been obliged to tear up con duits that are practically newly laid. NO REPLES IN YET. United States Hopeful of Success of Its "Open Door" Inquiry, However. WASHINGTON. Dec. 9. The various publications coming from European sources touching the decision of the powers to meet the United States' request for a formal written understanding to maintain the "open door" in China, are giving satisfac tion to the officials here as indicating the enrnq of thiK imnortant diDlomatlc in vestigation. However, It may be stated that the responses of tho European govern ments have not yet reached the state de partment. IL is reaiizea inuruuKiuy mai, in a matter of this Importance, the negoti ation must be conducted with the greatest circumspection and deliberation. Hence, It is no matter for surprise that the responses have not yet been received. It Is hoped that the final success of the negotiations can be communicated to congress In the shape of a special message from the pres ident, accompanied by an explanatory statement from Secretary Hay, soon after the holidays. Accused of Embezslement. ST. LOUIS, Dec. 9. T. Newton Edwards, who was postmaster at Lawr.nceburg. Ky.. has been arrested by a deputy United States marshal at Monroe City, Mo., and brought here. He la charged with em bezzling several hundred dollars while postmaster. Judge Adams, of the United Ststes court, ordered that Edwards be taken to Louisville, Ky., for IrlaL THE "ROBERTSES." MANYMINERSDEAD DISASTROUS EXPLOSION OF DAMP IX WASHINGTON. FIRS SIXTEEN BODIES RECOVERED IT IS SAID THAT NUMBER OF FATAL ITIES MAY REACH FIFTY. Seventy-eight Men Were WorXlna- 1st the Mine at the Time of the Explosion, Which Was la m. Tunnel Under a. Town. CARBONADO. WASH.. Dec. 9. An un known number of men. variously estimated at from sixteen to fifty, lost their lives In an explosion of tiro damp In a. coal mlna under thi3 city this forenoon. Coroner Hoskel says the mine offllclala place the number of dead at thirty-three. snortly before noon this quiet coal mln Inp village was stunned -with the first re port of a terrific subterranean explosion in the mine ot tho Carbon Hill Coal Com pany, the tunnels of tvhlsh run for miles under the town. There was an enormous rumbling, smothered sound for a few mo ments, and then It ceased abruptly. Tha people knew at once what this meant and stood around with blanched faces. Apprehensions of some fearful disaster were confirmed in a little while with in formation that the morning shift in tunnel No. 7 had been caught in an- explosion ot fire damp. Between seventy and eighty men were at work in the mine at the time, and the meager report conveyed the in formation that all must have been killed, as there was no chance ot escape. Thosa who were not killed outright would ba hemmed in by falling walls and timber and suffocated by the fumes and smoke be fore any opportunity of relief could come. A rush of the inhabitants was made !r the direction of the mouth of the tunnel. "Women, the wives of the men supposed to be In the shift: ran to and fro, screamlnjc and wringing their hands with anguish, crying: children clinging to their skirts. It was all that T. D. Davies, the super intendent of the mine, could do to keep the friends of the doomed miners and their wives from plunging madly Into the tun nel's mouth. The coal mines here are those of tha Carbon Hill Coal Company, but they real ly belong to the Southern Pacific Railway Company. This coal is a soft bituminous variety, productive of a large proportion of gas and has been much used in gas manu facture. The foreman In charge of the shift was J. H. Davies. It is said that seventy-eight men were working under him! Sixteen bodies, all mangled tut of recognition, have so far been taken out by the relief corps. ' Superintendent Davies and Foreman Jonah Davis, of the day shift, are now down in the mine engaged in the rescue. Jonah Davis, the foreman, escaped unhurt. and besides him about twenty Fins. Host, of the men are Welsh and several of the Welsh miners also escaped, but they im mediately turned to nnd went back into the mine in the hope of being able to res cue those still supposed to be alive. So far as known the following were killed, either by the explosion of the firedamp or suffo cated by black damp, which usually fol lows: Rees Jones, fire boss, aged 20, unmarried. Dan Davies, 18. Evan Lewis, 20. Richard Durr, a young man, leaves wid ow and one child. John Jones, &t, leaves widow and married daughter. Thomas Edwards. 40. leaves widow. Evan Richards. 30. leaves widow and six children. Howell Meredith, K, leaves widow and nine children, of whom two are married sons and two are daughters. How,ell Meredith wa3 working consid erably above the water level when the ex plosion came and he lowered himself down a timber chute to rescue one of his sons. Daniel Meredith, working below. The son came out unharmed, but his father la still down In the mine and one of tne rescue force says he saw his dead body. The tunnel In which the explosion took place is about one and one Quarter miles in length on a water level under the south west part of the town. There are several air chutes running up to tho .surface of Wlngate Hill, west of here. ' The force ot the explosion was such that It knocked down John Ryan, a Finn, who wa3 working at the eighth cross-cut, 220 feet above the water level. The depth of the mine varies from ECO to about 1,000 feet, according to the contour of the surface. Ever since the catastrophe Superintend ent Davies and Foreman Jonah Davis have been fighting ngalnst the odds of this dead ly gas, aided by the brave Welshmen. Just at thl moment, 8:4S p. m.. a num ber of men have been pulled up through the timber chute near the summit or Win gate hill from a dpth of several hundred feet. They were picked up from six ot the levels near the water level. Three more have been rescued up through the in clines tramway. All of them are badly blackened and burned and they were Im mediately taken to the company's hospital, wrapped In clothes soaked In linseed oil. The scenes at tho hospital are pitiful. Men whose clothing Is almost burned from their bodies are laid out as fast a they arrive, their evebrows and hair singed and their faces black and bleeding. Women and children surround the building weep ing. A crowd of voiceless men stand In front of the mouth of the Incline, waiting to see who of their friends will next be brought out alive. Occasionally a shapeless body comes up on the tar. Rescue parties are working both In the Incline and at the old timber chute on the hill. PRISON EARNINGS SMALL For November They Were 914)19. and Kxpenses Were l.S.TJW Xo (Irnln Inspection Profits. TOPEKA, Dec 9. (Special.) Warden Tomllnson. of the state penitentiary, to-day turned into the state treasury $1,019. earned by the prison during the month of No vember, and drew out $13,755 to pay the ex penses for running the institution during: the same period. George Kanavel, treas urer of the board of charities, also drew out $23,000 to meet bills ot the various In stitutions fnr November. State Grain In spector McKenzie turned In JiOCO as re ceipts of his department for November and then drew It all out to pay salaries of In spectors. Coneland-Dnncnn Xaptlnls. MEX1CO..MO.. Dec. . (Special.) The marrlaze ct Conductor C: G. CopeIan4 to MIa Sue Duncan la an nounced. Mian Duncan la to meet her Intended hus band at San Antonio. Tex., lrhere they are to b married. They expect to mike their home In ths City ot Mexico, irhero Mr. Copeland has a railroad po iltlon. He Is the conductor who was injured In toa Missouri City wreck, which resulted In a suit atalnst the Wabash road for 35.000. The last trial ot tha case In the circuit court here resulted In a bung; Jury. Board of Trade Man Expelled. CHICAGO, Dee. 9. C. A. Whyland. senior partner In the llrm of C. W. Whyland Co.. prominent on the board cf trade and the Stock exchange, was to day expelled from the latter Institution. He Is chargad with violating one of the by-laws In regard to bucketshops. As Mr. Whyland was a member ot long standing and of considerable Influence tha sews was rtctlrtd with gnat surprise.