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I tn T) a.i -a a If It's Here The Press Is Mailed on Friday, When Do You Receive It? Depend Upon It. NO. 602. $1.00 PER YEAR. KANSAS CITY, KANSAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 25.


SHORT. i Avenging her recent incarceration at Wichita for smashing the fixtures in the A BUSINESS MAN FOR MAYOR OF THIS CITY. George Bemarkt, the foundry man, comes out for mayor on a platform that will appeal to the -tax payers of this city. His announcement is as follows: 1 To the Republicans and Tax Payers of Kansas City, Kansas. I am a candidate for Mayor of this City at the Republican Primaries to be swellest saloon in that city Mrs.

Carrie Nation wreoked two more saloons there on Monday. This 8DK. H0K. WHS. TO.

I. SAT. TT8 "To Jl "12 '13 TT5 TT5T9 20 2T 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 3l time Mrs. Nation was assisted by Mrs. Julia Evans, Mrs.

ward in the city and each ward will naw-one or more clubs of women 'fightcg Short at the polls on February 12. The Club met at the residence of fiSrat. R. Burley, 921 Forest avenue, Thursday morning. The meeting was largely attended.

A constitution and by-law were adopted and precinct work outlioa i and canvassers appointed. Many mnr members were added to the meeting of the Club will be -residence of P. F. Pocock Monday The women of this city are np in arms against B. L.

Short, candidate for mayor and assistant postmaster of this city. Meetings have been held and Anti-Short Po'itical clubs organized. At a meeting held the other day at the residence of Mrs. J. L.

Simpson, 629 South Seventh street, the first Anti-Short Club was organized. A president, three vice presidents, secretary and treasurer were ap" pointed to conduct the campaign and a house to house canvass will be made. The fight on Short will extend to every Lucy Wilhert and Mrs. Lydia Muntz, all of the local W. C.

T. U. organization.SWith.hatchets con cealed under their cloaks they entered the saloon of James Burneson on Douglas avenue and did not Jleave a complete piece of glass or a working slot machine in the place. All show cases, both for liquors and cigars, asjwell as the plate held on Tuesday, February 12th. For twenty years I have been in business in this City.

As proprietor of the West Side Foundry my business has grown from a small beginning to large proportions. This was done by close application to that business and the practice of economy in the running of the business. Having made a success of my own affairs I feel that I am able to take care of the interest of the people as Mayor of this City. I am now serving my second term as councilman from the Second Ward. I feel that my record is one of which my friends can feel proud.

I do not want the -office of Mayor for the salary that is in it; there is some honor connected with the office and I would like to be Mayor to srive the neonle of this City a Street Car Passes. Tom Flynn, an road conductor, wh-went to Texas for his health, is said Grips and Signs. Mayer Minster, deputy supreme regent, Royal Arcanum, is organizing a coun be in a hopeless condition, suffering freaK. the consumption The doctors attend ing him sent word friends in this citato bring him living Roberts jh former motormau cil of the Order in the Sixth ward. He already has twenty signatures and expects to have the Council in running order early in February.

The Royal Arcanum is a strong and substantial order, George Bemarkt. if.l the Grand View who retired en ac count of poor health, is not improvnsip-much. The road gave him a position ate Riverview, but the change does not brfefr good, clean business administration, Tn the event that I should be nominated and elected to the office I pledge my self to be on the side of the people in all affairs which concern them. This is especially true of the street railway franchises soon to come up for renewal. In the matter of public improvements and the expenditure of public money I would urge that the strictest economy be exercised.

Pledging myself to give you an economical business administration I remain, Yours truly, GEORGE BEMARKT. him much relief. Low Joints. The building of a steel bridge over the Kaw river by the Missouri Pacific PRESSED INTO A COLUMN. G.

L. Coates has the grippe. The worm and the tide will turn. Complexion lotions are sold at their face value. Fred Hite has returned from his trip to New Mexico.

It's funny that as a youth grows Up his face grows down. The yeast cake is an early riser, but it only does it for a loaf. W. H. Chappell, 726 St.

Paul street, has a new son at his home. Mrs. Thomas Knapp is recovering from a severe attack of la grippe. Nearly 1,600 ohildren have been vaccinated here by the city doctors. Men and watches are alike in one respectboth are known by their works.

Dr. J. A. Mitchell, Portsmouth Sixth and Minnesota. Tel.

West 111. A. LeB. Nourse, Physician and Surgeon, 221 Kansas Fishman bid. Linwood people want to build a bridge across the Kaw river at that plaoe.

C. W. Trickett addressed the Tuesday Evening club on James Russell and his works. Moral Insure your dwellings and furniture with O. G.

Mauier. Room 4, Welsh building. The board of managers of the Rescue Home as well as the people are loud in their praise of the work that is being carried on at this institution. The board has found homes for six little children since Christmas. The Merry Gleaners were entertained Tuesday night by Miss Minnie Meyer.

The following officers were elected; President, W. Paul; vice president, Todd Hartman; secretary, Foran; treasurer, M. Meyer. According to the government, census Labette county, this state, has fallen off 199 in population in the last ten years. Parsons, the largest town in the county, is the only place that shows any marked increase in the last decade and that has been less than 1,000.

Mrs. Nettie Swartz, wife of Cyrus Swartz, the well known baker and confectioner of this city, died at the family home, 748 Minnesota avenue, Monday night. She was 55 years old at the time more than twenty years old, with a membership of 205,000 and an emergency fund of $1,296,000. The Modern Pioneers, a secret order whose headquarters are at Little Rock, Arkansas, may move them to this city. The object of the Order is to improve labor conditions.

Red Bud camp, No. 600, Modern Woodmen of America, is the strongest lodge numerically in the great Sixth ward. Its number is 600 and it enjoys the unique distinction among all the lodges of the city, and of the state perhaps, of having exactly as many members upon its roll as the camp number indicates. This fact entitles it to be numbered among the ten largest lodges of the order and gives Kansas City, Kansas, the right to shine as one of the great centers of the life of this order of phe-nominal growth. The boys of Red Bud are hustlers of best type and are justly proud of their record.

They have increased their membership 100 per cent, in twelve months, and have one of the best officered, best drilled and finest uniformed staff of Foresters in the state. Railway company is only the beginning of a number of exten-sive improvements that are to be made by that company during the present year. The work on the new bridge, which is to span the Kaw a short distance RANDOM SHOTS AT THE POLITICIANS. Union labor is against Short. The Short boom is collapsing.

A Short horse is easily curried. Will the M.R. T. be able to land Short? Bemarkt and Business is the bam paigncry. J.

B. Robison is a ture blue supporter of Short. It is doubtful if the jobbers Can nominate Short. Ed Earhart is doing a whole lot of work for Short. W.

J. Barry is running for council in the Fifth ward. One of the chief principles of the M. R. T.

seems to be to lie. Every man who ever got a job through the city is for B. L. Short. William G.

Holt, judge of the Court of Common Pleas, is slated for Congress George Bemarkt is an honest man and has not hung on to office for a life time. C. S. McGonigal, register of deeds, has his eye on the assistant from the Union Paci glass windows and doors, were broken into smithereens. With lightning speed they ran to John Herrig's saloon and had everything in the front of the room, including the plate glass windows, broken when he appeared with a revolver, placed it at Mrs.

Nation's head and said that he would blowout her brains if she did not desist. She yielded before the pointed revolver and with her companions ran to the Carey hotel bar, where she made her initial attack on the saloons of Wichita three weeks ago. There three policemen met her and she struck at Detective Sutton with a Doker. He shoved her aside and some one struck him in the face. Officer Prizer struck the assailant and knocked him down.

The officers then overpowered Mrs. Nation and her friends and took them to the city prison, followed by 2,000 people. Mrs. Evans' little daughter pushed her way through the crowd, screaming, and begged for the release of her mother, but Officer Fox was deaf to her entreaties. Chief of Police Cubbon discharged the prisoners after they reached the jail, and is heartily condemned by the citizens.

They made' him a promise not to wreck any more saloons before noon tomorrow. Mrs. Evans' hand was badly cut by broken glass, and her husband, who is a physician, sewed it up. After leaving the city building Mrs. Nation, in the most cool manner, began a street lecture to the immense crowd that had surrounded the city building, saying that she expected to begin saloon wrecking again at noon tomorrow, when her truce with the chief of police expires.

The damage sustained by the property is estimated at $2,000. Mrs. Nation is due in this city before long. The saloon men of the Sixth ward are really frightened over the report that Mrs. Nation will visit them.

They say that they will give her a warm reception. any of the saloon men have big syringes filled with carbolic acid. This acid is a fearful weapon and if squirted in the eyes of, the woman will put them out. Some of the saloon men wi'l not treat Mrs. Nation so harshly, but will simply use red pepper.

Some of the saloon men have expiessed themselves as follows: Ed Grubel "If Mrs. Nation should come in my place looking for trouble I would have my porter lock her up in the card room." Ed Prauu "If any short-haired woman from the long grass country comes here to put mo out of business be-cause I handle other than cold water I would connect her with the business end of a hose. A shower bath might increase her circulation." Lou Tamblyn "I'd fill her so full of free lunch that she'd be glad to find a place to rest her weary bones. She is all right, but she has been started wrong." John Clark "I might have my escort her to the alley and give her. a beer shampoo.

This might cool her fevered brain." George Hafner ''We will try and treat her entertainingly if she call on us. The cars are fumigated once a dapv during the smallpox epidemic. Henry Dengle, the road conductor who had gives up his son Charles -dead, now finds that the boy returned to the Philippines from San Francisco, neglecting to notify his parents of hs action. They had not had any weri from him since November 10. A brothee of Charles is also in Manila and both of" them are well.

A Chelsea park car was helcJ up'atth-end of that branch of the road Most-day night and the conductor, James Hartshorn, robbed of $18.30. The rob -beryoccured when the car setopped prepare for the return trip-, at 9uSS o'clock. When the car, incharge of Hartshorn and Motorman "Whittiery-. pulled into the Chelsea park two men were hidden in wait behind cluster of bushes several yards beyond' the switch and when the conductor gofc off to change tho trolley they covered him with revolvers. One of the, me, took the trolley rope awaw from him ani placing it on the wire, closed the gates.

The motorman thought when the gater-went closed that the conductor had gives, him the signal to start. Conductor Hartshorn was taken out into the cluste? of trees near the end of the line and hia-pockets rifled. With a knife one of the men cut his pocket and after examining the watch, which happened to be one off more or less inferior quality, left, it-hanging by the chain, with the remark, "I guess we don't want that." Theeon- -ductor was then allowed to return to the car, which had stopped at the sta- -tion. W. A.

Shaw, a West Side conductor, has recovered from the small-pos and i on the streets again. Thieves visited the residence of John Sawyer, a West Side conductor, hear the car barn Thursday night. A pair of trousers containing 5 was stolen-The conductor went to work this morn ing in a light pair of pants. fic structure, which is now used by both roads, has been begun and it will be rapidly pushed to completion. The Missouri Pacific possesses a great deal of land in this city, most of it bordering on -the west bank of the Kaw river.

This was purchased from Mathias Split-'log, a Wyandotte Indian, who died in 1895. The tract is now known as the Cypress yards, and it is here that the Missouri Pacific has its engine house, machine shops and coach yards. It is announced that the yards are to be made the division point for the road and that all freight trains will depart from that point and that additional tracks will be laid during the present year Another projected improvement is the of her death, and had lived in this city building of a hotel to acoommodate the for twelve years. A husband and four children survive her. employes.

The road is cramped for room in this city. At present east and north bound freight trains are made up The Mail Males. Letter Carriers Branch, No. 499, has elected the following officers: L. A.

in the yards at Hickory street in the west bottoms, and depart from that point. The local freight business is Candidates For City Office Following are the candidates filed for the Republican primaries to be held Tuesday, February 12: Mayor B. L. Short, George Bemarkt, U. S.

G. Hughes. City attorney J. A. Smith, M.

J. Reitz, F. D. Hutchins. City clerk William B.

Trembly. City treasurer John A. Adams. Judge North City court M. H.

Don, oho. Clerk North City court R. A. Kope. Constable North City court J.

L. Shore, William McFadden, C. W. Hardin, J. H.

Gallaher. Judge South City court II. E. Dean. Clerk South City court William Winship.

Constable South City court Sam Jameson. Councilman First ward Dr. E. H. Herbert and M.

Juber. Councilman Second ward T. C. Russell, A. Baker, A.

D. Stewart, A. R. McClosky. Councilman Third ward I.

B. Blackburn, H. T. Corson, James Ferguson, L. A.

McCoy. Councilman Fourth ward George H. Miller, P. C. Duer.

Councilman Fifth ward W. J. Barry, Robert W. Neale, B. F.

Treat, R. A. Rogers. Councilman Sixth ward W. E.Smith, Charles L.

Hagan, R. Melville. Board education, Second ward R. E. Gilbert, George MeL.

Muller, J. B. Lilley, president; 1 increasing and the making of the Cyp 4 unaries W. Kively, secretary; Ed Menn- ress yards the division point will relieve It is funny to see some of these big politicians crowding the Short band wagon. E.

W. Towner and Preston F. Pocock and their friends are working for George Bemarkt. The friends of B. L.

Short are saying that the women dont count. Wait until after Tuesday, February 12 and see for yourself. Taxpayers are wondering why B. L. Short wants to give up an 81,800 a year job for one that pays $1,000.

This sizes up the man. Barney Treat, the Seventh street grocer, is a candidate for council in the Fifth ward. He made a great run for the office one year ago. A bill has beon introduced in the Legislature providing to have city and county elections held together once every two years. In case the ball becomes a law the present city admimis-tration will hold over and a number of the county officers, among them the clerk of the court of common pleas, county clerk, sheriff, treasurer and county surveyor.

the local yards of incoming and outgo iN MM'M treasurer; Ed ing freight trains. The new bridge is Fitzgibbons, delegate an improvement that has been con ten. the National Con- uanficn et plated for many years. The Union 'Shim Pacific was the first to bridge the Kaw. riers which meets at rn, 4 rr the work being accomplished- about I'M see next September.

thirty years ago. By paying toll the Missouri Pacific has been allowed to pass its east and north bound trains The letter carriers have not recovered from their joy over the sucoess of the over it. These improvements, which recent ball. The boys are now in shape to entertain the State Convention of the Missouri Pacific will make in the King Ko ii nil Guilty. A jury in the District court has found.

S. S. King, commissioner of guilty of contempt of court'. 'Mr. King: took the verdict coolly, declaring after the trial that with the judge's instructions the jury could not havq done otherwise.

The attorneys for Mr. King gave notice that the case would be. appealed fo the Supreme court. Commissioner King refused to appoint a list of election judges and clerks named Kansas City terminals during 1001, will Adolph G. Gushurst, W.

A. Isham cost $500,000. Clubs and Jars. A patrolman on his beat at Riverview and James S. Jeffries, letter carriers in the Kansas City postofliee, have been promoted from $600 to $800 each, and the other morning, pointing to a poorly David S.

Reeve3 and Newton Kain from Turns At the Reel. Zach H. Mitchem, of No. 3 Department, devotes his spare moments to im i i i ciaa man remarnea: $600 to $850. Mercer.

Board education, Third ward W. Barnhart, L. G. Smith. She may think she's right, but the people don't agree with her." Will Estep "She would never know there was a saloon here.

We deal in cigars and tobacco. She would't molest "That fellow is one of -lass of three or proving his brain. At the Court House. The county commissioners have guar He is a graduate of anteed to County Attorney Enright his in this city that I know. He (is a saloon bum.

In day time and at night expenses on a trip to Chicago to take time he bangs around the saloon and some a Nebraska High school, and is now taking a course in Electrical Engineering. He has finished mathematics and expects to complete the whole course in eight months. Mr. depositions in (he case of the Standard Oil company against the county. This case is one in which the Standard Oil company complains of excessive taxation in 1899.

In that year the county board of equalization had increased the per times to make a raise by the chairman of the Populist committee last fall, and when Judge Fischer issued a mandamus requiring' him to dc so, he went to Kansas City, where he remained for several days. His contention was that the Populist party was not -entitled to representatioA on the-election board, and in defense of the-con tempt charges he contended that he had made up the election boards before the writ of mandamus was issued by-Judge Fischer, or even before the pro- ceedings began. CIl'ER. Mr. Asa Ellis is very ill.

W. D. Waldron is the happy father of. a bouncing baby boy, Mrs. Reed who has been sick itf-pneumonia is convalescing.

A number of our young folks dance at the alms bouse at HoraniS" Friday night. Armour Scott has recovered from tha la grippe. The funeral of Mrs. Watson was held Salt AgHlnst Special Taxes. R.

S. Cox and about thirty other property owners on Tenth street, have filed injunction proceedings in the court of common pleas against the city and City Clerk Trembley enjoining the collection of special taxes for the paving of that thoroughfare. It is alleged in the petition that the city's estimate of the cost of making the improvement was 84, which, it is alleged, is in excess of the actual cost. They claim that 5 per cent, was included in the estimate for engineering and other expenses, which it is asserted, should be paid by the city at large. The plaintiffs ask that the city clerk be enjoined from certifying the taxes up to the county clerk.

A temporary order was granted. Mitchem will be an electrical engineer us. Biie's all right, but ner home as in ichita." Patrick Carey "If Mrs. Nation with her hatchet was to try to chop down the industry that has helped to make Ar-mourdale a lively place to live in, the people would take care of her." Frank Eaton "I don't think she intends to cause any trouble here. She seems to be kept busy in Wichita." Jack Dugan "I do not care to make any prediction as to the probable reception Mrs.

Nation would receive should she attempt to destroy the saloons of this city. She shouldn't attempt to cause troble here." Hugh McLaughlin "Well, if she should walk into my place, I expect I would volunteer to escort her through The I believe it might prove interesting to her." James Weedy "I would try and get up a match between her and some local woman who believes in saloons and if she eot the decision I would close up some day of no mean ability. No. 4 Department, located on South Seventh street, is pleasantly ventilated, full of sunshine and clean as a pin. The house is kept in excellent condition and the boys are proud of their little quarters holds up and robs men and women.

This is a favorite town for that class of people and they give the police lots of trouble." The police are now thoroughly aroused over the lawlessness existing in the city. Notwithstanding that the police have been unusually vigilant during the past week or so they have been unable to obtain a single clue which might aid them in running down the perpetrators of the numerous robberies. Chief McFarland, who has returned from Excelsior Springs, where he went for the benefit of his health, has spent several nights helping the members of the department to scour the city by jras light. Several have been caught in the drag-net, but nothing of an incriminating nature has been found on them. The police at No.

3 station ha ve made fewer arrests this month than for the same time in many years, At the rate that we are having fires sonal property assessments, and the state board had further increased the tax 50 per cent. This double action, the oil company claimed, made their tax excessive. They have paid the 1900 tax. The county commissioners on Monday awarded to Maurice Alden the contract for collecting delinquent personal property taxes, on a 20 per cent, basis, under a bond of $5,000. MrtHlitil Club Oireuturi.

The Mercantile club has elected the following directors: E. S. McAnany, A. L. Berger, Z.

Nason, J. E. Turner, James Sullivan, E. H. Brown, William Kelley, W.

T. Maunder, McCabej Moore, Northrup Moore and Fred now January will not have, more than a score to her credit. Nick Lawless is keeping his eye on the shop." political checker board. Unarles Wynck "If Mrs. Nation Jimmie Beggs, of No.

2 department, should come into my place, hatchet in hand, I would invite her to lay aside her at the Piper church last Saturday morning at9 o'clock. Burial at Win-. is fond of the theater. Tli Return Tlixnk. Mr.

James Galvin and children express their thanks to their many friends who gave them sympathy and assistance during their bereavement, the loss of wife and mother, Mrs. Mary Galvin, at White Church on the 11th inst. The boys of No. 5 are on the fence ters' graveyard. wpanon of war and train up to my weight 240 then I would wrestle her, catch The funeral services of Chester Holv- and are waiting to see which way the field were held at the Mavwood church as catch can, for a sandwich and schooner of beer." cat will jump.

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