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THE KANSAS CITY TIMES. SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 1892 -TWENTY PAGES- 11 PUNISHMENT FOR SOLDIERS. TORTURE TO WHICH THEY WERE ONCE SUBMITTED THE WORLD OVER. The Cat-0'-Nine-Tails and the TrianglesBall in the French Naval Running the -The Chain' and Instances Keelhauling Abolition of F.ogging in the United States Navy. It is to be presumed that a certain event recently attracted attention at Homestead, has awakened general desire for information concerning military punishments.

When Colonel Streator ordered Private lams to be hung up by the thumbs as to punishment, for picturesque verbal old indiscretion he has fallen into disuse among civilized nations for many years. Inquiry seems to show that the punishment revived by Colonel Streator was one in favor rather among naval than land forces. On shipboard there are many conveniences, including pulleys, for suspending a man, and the operation gives an opportunity to display seamanlike ingenuity in the use of ropes. favorite way of inducing sobriety in the old of th's country and England was to tie up a seaman by the hands so that the tips of his toes barely touched the deck. But of the ways of the old fashioned naval officer more shall be said anon.

fact that impresses itself on the student of the history of torture or corporal punishment in military bodies is that it has always given rise to a great deal of dissatisfaction. In the Roman armies decimation and other extreme methods of punishment were often of Simpson not to strike me on the same place again. Ho came on second time, a few inches lower, and then I thought the farmer stroke was sweet and agreeable compared with that one. 'The sergeant major counted The cat was swung twice round the farrier's head again, and he came on somewhere about the right shoulder blade, and the loud voice of the reckoner said The shoulder blade was as sensitive as any other part of the body, and when he came again on the shoulder, and the voice cried I feit my flesh quiver in every nerve from the scalp of my head to my toe naile." So he goes on to describe the whole number laid on, which was 100 instead of 200 a as ordered. Fresh men were called in to relieve the farrier, and one was go on stalwart young trumpeter, who had been practicing with the lash for some days on a stable post.

They traveled over the same raw places time and again. When Somerville was unbound he was taken to a hospital, and there he remained for many days so stiff that he could not move. Life in the British navy in the good old days was diversified by flogging and fighting, hanging and preaching. Then every The boatswain's mate who received a rope's man of the ship flogged his we do subordinate. ending from the boatswain passed it on to an able seaman, who did as much for an ordinary seaman, who beat a powder monkey, who licked a younger powder monkey.

practice in the British navy WAS to make a man sit on the crosstrees in cold or stormy weather till he WAS frozen suff or shaken off into the sea. A naval officer, in his remniecences, tells of case of this kind. The man on the lcokout bowsprit of a ship off the coast of Norway was almost blinded by a storm of sleet and hail driving in his face. He was unable to see as well as the officer on deck, whose eyes were protected and aided by a glass. As A punishment for not sighting the land before the officer he was ordered to sit for four hours on the crosstrees.

He had to be lowered by specially constructed tackle and died from exposure. This erosstree practice IS at present not unfamiliar to the merchant service. hauling was not a common thing THE PENNSYLVANIA MILITIA METHOD. practiced, but violent flogging was also common. Men were occasionally beaten to death, and this result led in many cases to mutinies and public disorders.

The favorite remedy for mutiny was decimation, or the killing of one in ten. Since that early time military officers have naturally resorted more or less to violence as a means of maintaining order among men accustomed to violence, As early as the end of last century, however, there was some outcry in the Euglish parliament against corporal punishment in the army, but the wars of the beginning of this century caused military men to have things their own way. Corporal punishment in the form of violence has disappeared in European armies as they have became nations in arms. This account of torture or corporal punishment must therefore deal with more or less ancient history. The offenses for which the cat could ba administered were mutiny, insubordination and or using or offering to use violence toward superior officers, drunkenness on duty, sale of or making away with arms, ammunition, accoutrements or necessaries; stealing from comrades, immoral or other disgraceful conduct.

It would be hard to find a case of misconduct which could not De brought under one of these heads. From 1821 to 1823 one man out of every two tried by court martial flogged. About 18.000 men each year were tried. 'The instrument in use, called the cat o' nine tails, Wa8 a weapon consisting of a wooden handle, about eighteen inches in length, armed with nine thongs of the same leng each thong bearing five or six knots, compressed and hardened into sharp edges till each had acquired consistency of horn. Its designing 19 credited to King FLOGGING IN THE ROMAN ARMIES.

in William had 11I, only before three whose thongs. time the weapon use demned usually, as is the case in the accompanying illustration, WAS tied to the triangles, a device consisting of three tent poles lashed together at the top. The cat was laid on under the direction of the comwhole regiment. was customary for a manding oflicer 'he the presence of the drummer to beat time for the executioner. One stroke in two seconds was the usual rate.

A hero named Somerville, whose writings were freely quoted by the advocates of humanity in parliament, has left a touching description of his sufferings under the Cal, He was a private in the Scots greys, and was condemned in' 1832 to receive 200 lashes for "highly unsoldierlike conduct in dismounting without leave when taking his lessons in the riding school, and absolutely refusing to remount his horse when ordered to do The sentence was carried out in the riding school, where the regiment was. formed around the walls. Somerville says each of the cat's nine tails was three time the thickness of ordinary whipcord, with 81X hard knots in it. A panful of water to wash his back and a basin of water to drink Were handy. He was brought into the square formed by the regiment and ordered to strip to the waist.

Then he was lashed so firmly to a ladder that he could not stir, and this was placed against the wall. The sergeant major stood ready with pencil a and note book to count the strokes. The colonel told the farrier, one Simpson, to do his duty. "Simpson," writes the sufferer, "took the cat as ordered; at least, I believe 80. I did not see but I felt an astounding tion between the shoulders under any neck which went to my toe nails in one direction, my finger nails in another, and stung me to the heart as if a knife had gone through my tody.

The sergeant major called in a loud voice and I felt as if it would be kind NAME YOUR FAVORITE DRINK SUMMER BEVERAGES SERVED AT THE SODA FOUNTAINS OF TODAY. The Names of Many of the Deccctions Are Suggestive of the Intoxicating, but the Mixer Denies the Use of in the Art -Remarkable Increase of Soda Water in a New Departure in the West -The List of Fancy Drinks With Still Fancler Names, There are few industries which of recent years have assumed greater proportions than the manufacture and dispensing of carbonated waters. The reason is very plain. The dispenser of cooling, refreshing beverage has left no untried to discover some new and delicious drink to tempt the thirsty. The attractive soda apparatus with its brightly polished silver, shining glasses, and neatly appearing attendants, are not by any means all that is required, in order to successfully carry on a remunerative soda business, but the most important is that of employing a soda clerk who thoroughly understand3 his business.

'The art of manufacturing and dispensing soda water beverages has at present reached a point which requires education and skill. The public are fast being taught to know "D'YE KEEP SODA WATER HERE?" and appreciate a good drink when properly mixed by a trained expert. A young man from Chicago, who came to Kansas City for the purpose of starting A large Walnut street fountain, said to THE TIMES reporter yesterday: "There are fashions in drink as well as in raiment, architectural, hostelry and sports. and this season furnishes an unusually long list. The most frequented establishments generally have menu of artistic design, either on the counter or framed and hung in a conspicuous place, where a customer may select his of drink.

There is no business in which a merchant can engage which yields so large a return on the investment as the dispensing of soda water. 'The soda Lusiness in some cities has attained such large proportions as to equal the finest equipped saloon business. You ask, how is that And the explanation is simple. "Nearly two-thirds of soda drinks sold average 10 cents each in cost. You see there are as many and more popular fancy drinks sold at a fountain than at a saloon bar during the hot weather, for as a rule more beer 19 sold than any other dr.nk.

Another thing In favor of soda water is the fact that it does not have the drawback of being an intoxicant. Ladies are chiefly the patrons of the soda fountain, hence the beverages in which they delight deserve attention and find mention. At first class places the pure fruit juice syrups are used exclusively, for in order to draw trade and to maintain it, it is necessary to use pure materials. It does not cost any more to use pure fruit juice in making syrups than it does acid, and I am sure the former i is a great deal more preferable. "There is only one other expert besides myself in the city and he is at present employed by a large dry goods firm to dispense soda water at their fountain.

He and I were employed by a firm In Chicago where our sales for the day averaged from $50 to $250. Over half of the drinks sold were "THROWING A FANCY DRINK, fancy shake drinks, such AS an egg; phosphate, sherry flippe, bleu du roi and Parisian sherbet. These drinks brought from 10 to 25 cents each. Ice cream soda 10 cents, plain soda 8 cents. I have never heard of ice cream soda selling for 5 cents until I came here and I claim that a good, pure and wholesome glass of ice cream soda can not be put up tor 5 cents.

I have known people to walk a couple of blocks and pass several other soda fountains in order to get a good, wholesome and palatable drink. beverage should be as near perfection as good material, care and skill can make it, and it should be dispensed with a liberal hand. There is 88 much fierence in the soda water drawn by different clerks a8 there is in victuals cooked by different women. "The manipulation of drinks when tossed properly is very attractive. While working for a well known confectioner in New York I had charge of five other soda clerks and did nothing but shaking and tossing fancy drinks.

Some times there would gather such a crowd in front of the establishment, attracted by the novel sight of tossing a fancy drink, that it would be necessary for a policeman to make them move order to let people pass on the sidewalk. I throw my drinks such as egg flips through the air a distance from two to six feet, as it aerates them and makes them light for the stomach well as palatable. In the summer egg drinks are most nourishing. Today fancy drinks are all the rage at soda fountains and require a great deal of expertness." The young man's attention was called to 8 clerk who had got badly mixed up in preparing a lemon Vichy. The expert from Chicago set the green hand at rights, and after setting out a remarkable looking arink that made the reporter wonder what sort of snakes it would produce, he went on: "Our salaries are higher than those of bartenders, ranging $15 to $30 a week.

The highest salary I got here so far averaged a month. I have an offer of $25 per week for my services here during the Knights of Pythias conclave by 8 Main street firm, but think I can beat that in business for myself. Now, to give you an idea of the vast number of fancy drinks that there are, I will mention 8 few. In noggs there are sherry eggnogg, claret eggnogg, coffee eggnogg and catawba eggnogg. The egg concoctions most popular are egg lemonade, egg chocolate, egg lactate, egg phosphate, egg and Vichy.

An egg sour is made of lime juice, egg, sugar and a dash of rum. 'This is given a thorough shaking, strained into a glass cooled by cracked or shaved ice, and served in claret like 8 whisky float. This one drink is claimed to be invented by several different soda dispensers; but, in fact, I think it originally a drink stolen from the mixers of King Alcohol. "Some of the most delicious of drinks are the 'Siberian 'Royale 'Coing's Cream 8 la 'Milk and 'Club Amycosi, 'Mountain and many others too numerous to mention. great bracer in the morning for one who is troubled with a large head after a night off is the 'Vichy and Egg' or 'Royal They are great to settle the stomach and a good hearty breakfast can be taken on them, "A great many of the drug stores of Kansas City do not draw a phosphate drink properly.

They should be drawn still. What is meant by 'still' is that, first of all, after a few drachms of phosphate have been put into the glass, draw the soda, using the large stream only, and last the syrup, because nearly all syrup is heavy and runs through the carbonated water. All it needs then is a little stirring with a spoon, then it does not foam over, as a phosphate of any kind should never foam, a great mistake made by "For the better satisfaction of those that patronize the soda fountain I will give the formulas of a few of the fancy drinks 1 have mentioned: The Siberian flip is often called for and is composed shaved ice, orange syrup, acid phosphate, pineapple syrup, Angostura bitters. Shake well, strain, toss and serve after the addition of soda water, trim with a slice of orange or pineapple and drink with straws. "The egg phosphate is as follows: Shaved ice, egg.

acid phosphate, orange syrup, lemon syrup. Shake, strain, toss and serve after addition of soda water. "Royale Cabinette when properly made is AS follows: Egg, carbonated water, catawba situp, orange sirup, tamarind spray and merweister. Shake. sometimes exhausts the patience of the most patient to run 8 fountain.

For instance, 8 woman came into the store one day and after standing off at a distance for somotime watching people order, drink and depart, she stepped up to me and the conversation as follows: you keep soda waterflere? "'Yes 4 'low do sell it you 5 to 15 have you got to drink 1, what 'Here is one of our carde. On it you will find all the drinks served at our "She took the card looked it oyer, from top to bottom and then advanced to the counter and said: "'Well, I guess I'll take vanilla. After drawing the sirup preparatory to serving her, she changed her mind and said: believe will take- -have you got 'Yes 1 guess you can give me "I am not a profane person, but like 'The Stranger' in one of Mr. Hoyt's satires, 8 swearing room connected with the fountain would have been a great boon at that time. This is only one of the many people 8 soda dispenser has to contend with, as cranks and people of an eccentric turn of mind are not all dead yet.

"Crushed fruits in season a late addition soda business and are very delicious served in ice cream soda. They consist of peach, pineapple, apricot, strawberry, raspberry and seedless grapes. These fruits are very delicious when served in the shape of a giace. "The phosphates are lemon, orange, grape, peach, raspberry, strawberry, pineapple and wild cherry. The wild cherry seems to be the most popular on the account of a patent article called 'wild cherry phosphate' which has an extensive sale throughout the west." DIDN'T SMASH THE RECORD.

But the Tentonio M. de A Very Good Try and Very Fast Tr.p. York Steamship people looked expectantly to the White Star liner Teutonic to lower the record for transatlanti3 steamers between Queenstown and this port. She had passed Daunt's Rock lightship at 2:10 p. m.

Thurswhen it was reported at 1 o'clock yesterday morning that steamer whose outlines were barely visible through the fog had passed Sandy Hook lightship coming in, a thrill of excitement ran through those who were watching for the Teutonic's arrival. When it became known three or four hours later that the great ship had not arrived at the Sandy Hook lightship until 3:56 there was disappointment. But was not the Teutonic's fault that she had not regained the pennant recently won from her by the City of Paris, for she had made a most heroic effort to do so in the face of adverse conditions. She succeeded, however, in making one new record, having traversed 528 knots in one day, eight knots than the best previous day's run, 520 knots, made by the City of Paris on her record breaking trip last week. The official record of the Teutonic shows that she logged 2,775 knots in 5 days, 18 hours and 46 minutes, or just 2 hours and 48 minutes behind the top notch record of 5 days, 15 hours and 58 minutes woll by the City of Paris last week.

The day's runs were: Knots. First 477 Second day 490 Third 500 Fourth 484 Fifth day 528 Sixth day. 296 Total. 2,775 average was 19.99 knots per hour which is below her best average of 20.34 knots, inade last August. Her average for the twenty-four hours ending at noon on Monday was 21.40 knots, the best average for a single day on record.

If she had maintained this speed throughout the voyage she would have made the trip ID five days, six hours and eight minutes. When the Teutonic left Queenstown she had on board 1,772 souls. The weather was fine and a light westerly breeze was blowing. On Friday and Saturday morning strong southwest winds and rough seas were encountered, and on Saturday afternoon and night the sea was so rough as to cause the vessel to pitch heavily. On Monday at 1:13 a.

m. the ship ran into a heavy log off the banks of Newfoundland, and the engines were stopped until 4:2) m. m. After that Captain Irving whooped things up and was almost confident of beating the record of the City of Paris until 9 o'clock Tuesday night, when the connecting rod of the port engine broke. 'The vessel WaS slowed down and finally reached the bar and afterward her pier with ouly her starboard engine working.

Teutonic and Majestic are sister ships and among the finest models of marine architecture. The vessels were built by Harland Wolff at Belfast, Ireland, in 1889. The net tonnage of the Teutonic is 9,861. Shia is 582 feet long, 571 feet in breadth 39 feet 4 inches deep. Her indicated horse power is 2,410 and the registered 16,000.

The Teutonic is constructed of Siemens-Martin steel. lier propelling power consists of two sets of triple expansion engines. The sets of machinery are indepeadent and drive twin propellers, the blades of which are of manganese bronze. Bulkheads subdivide both ships and each is constructed with a longitudinal bu khead rullning fore and aft. Additional rigidity is thus furnished to the structure and more security in case of collision.

The record making and breaking fever, which seems to have broken out with increased vigor this season, was started with the feat of the City of New York, which arrived at this port from the other side on 0c- tober 18, 1888, having made the remarkable record of 6 days 15 hours and 27 minutes. Then came the Umbria's record of 6 days 4 hours and 37 minutes on the western trip and 6 days 2 hourg and 2 minutes going east. This latter record WAS reduced by the Etruria in November, 1888, by twelve minutes. She wore the crown as queen of ocean sprinters until August 13, 1889, when it was wrested from her by the City of Paris, which made the eastern trip in 5 days 23 hours and 38 minutes, and the western trip in 5 days 19 hours and 18 minutes. The Teutonio claimed to have subsequently beaten this record by few minutes, but the claim was disputed.

'The big Majestic, however, soon settied 18 all hours disputes by making 'The the trip Teutonic in 5 days, and 8 minutes. then made up her mind to make good her right to the disputed claim, and, one of her western trips, she soon beat her sister ship, the Majestic, by 1 hour and 37 minutes. By this time maritime people who had been watching these remarkable perforuiances with great interest came to the conclusion that this last record was practicably the 1 mit of speed that could be by vessels of the present style of construction, and that if the time WaS to be reduced a revolution in the manner of building vessels must be brought about. This theory did not hold good, for last week the City of Paris not ouly reduced the Teutonic's great record by thirty minutes, but also beat her greatest single day's run of 517 knots by steaming 519 knots on July 24 and 520 knots on July 26. More than that, she logged over 500 knots per day for four consecutive days, A feat never before performed by any steamer, THE NEWS AT LEAVEN WORTH.

ALL TERMINAL COMPANY DIFFERENCES BID FAIR TO BE ADJUSTED. One Signature Is All That Is Now Needed -The Maple Leaf to vs Better Rates to Leavenworth County Stock Shippers Other News the City- -What Is Golng PEE on In the Army-News Notes and Personal Mention. It can be announced with a degree of certainty that the differences existing between the Terminal company and the Colony Trust company Mr. Tullock are practically settled now and all that is necessary is the signature of A. J.

Tullock of the Missouri Valley Bridge works to the supplemental contract prepared by the Colony Trust company and which Mr. Tullock agreed to sign. Mr. Tullock returned home late last evening and will probably attach his "John Hancock" tomorrow morning. At the Chicago conference, the last held, a compromise in the matter of the sinking fund was effected by which the amount was made $7,500 instead of $10,800.

The first named sum also includes the $4,800 required to be set aside as a reserve fund by the railroad company. It will be remembered that the large amount demanded by the Trust company was one of the rocks upon which the, but the compromise as slated above 1s one entirely satisfactory. The second point conceded by the trust company is one relating to a certain amount of the proceeds of the sales of bonds to be paid the Terminal company as they purchased and constructed the property. This was one of the provisious of the contract about which so much had been said and of which so much was made. The mortgage, however, as drawn up by the Boston people, provided that the money be beld back except as to the br.

dge proper nntil the bridge has been completed. This was 1 very important provision to which the Terminal company would not consent. It virtually ted the company's hands as the imrovepment of termnial facilities would have been impossible until after the bridge's completion. A thorough discussion of this question convinced the Boston Trust company that 118 position Was not tenable and gracefully yielded to this point. These all important differences having been settled the third and last point involved is oll6 relating to the time when the bridge shall be completed.

It was drat agreed between Messrs. I unlock sand Soyder that: the date for completion should be fixed at June 1893, but no was ever attached to agreement. The very great length of time the river has been at a high water stage would have made work at an earlier day than now impossible. There are the best of reasons for stating that another date perhaps August 1 may be fixed, at least a compromise is expected and when this 1s done and the signatures of both Snyder and Tullock are attached to the supplemental contract which will De tomorrow at the farthest the people will have cause to rejoice. TO REDUCE RATES.

The Maple Leaf Propos. to Help worth County's Bree lers, The difficulty Leavenworth county's Live Stock Breeders' association has met in getting a reduced rate of fare on railroads for its first trotting meeting on the 24th, 25th and 26th of the present month will be practically overcome as the Maple Leaf has signified its intention to come to the association's relief by giving a rate of one fare and one-third for the round trip. Assistant General Passenger Agent A. A A Cairns was in the eliy Friday night and stated to THE TIMES correspondent that he didn't care what the passenger associations did his road will do what it can to help Leavenworth'e first meeting. It 19 than likely that the beginning mad; by the Maple Leaf will be followed by other roads.

'The association has offered $4,000 in purses and the meeting will consist of trotting, racing pacing. Death of Mute Reb. The death of Miss Millie Rich occurred Friday evening at 9 o'lock at home of her mother on Pawnee street between Seventh and Broadway. She was 27 years of age. Consumption WaS the cause of death, The funeral wil take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the res.

dence, Bas Ball. The Topeka base ball team wi'l open a series of three games with the local club at the park this afternoon. The Topeka club has been strengthits last appearance here and a good game is expected. The following will be the positions for today's game: Leavenworth. Position.

Topeka. Mackey Graver. McMahon Miller. Miller Ready. Second Perry Pender.

Third Fears Short Coo.ey Left fie Congdon Anderson. Cen er light held New Market's k.owout. The people of New Market, in Platte county al.d on the Maple Leaf, will give a picnic next Saturday. The Maple Leaf will run 8 special Saturday.

Speeches will be made by prominent Missourians and there will be plenty to eat for everybody. is a chance for the business men to get acquainted with some new territory. The Home Concert. The following programme will be rendered by the Home band at their concert this evening, beginning at 7 o'clock: March, "Blanka." (Ascher.) Overture, "Bronze (Auber.) Barytone solo, "Air and Va. lations, (Rollinson) Mr.

A. Campbell. Waltz, "Go den Shower." Wuldteufel.) Grand selection, "Pinafore," (Sullivan.) Galop, (Spring.) Brief hems. J. W.

Braden is in St. Louls. Charles P. Elliott of St. Joseph was in the city yesterday.

H. L. Kodenburg left yesterday morning for Denver. Herman Fischer, aged 25, and Amelia Fritz, aged 21, nave been issued a marriage license. In the police court yesterday morning Jo: German was fined 825 for selling goods obtained under false preteuses.

Jacob Gaiser has awarded the contract to Cake and Peck to erect a $4,000 residence at the corner of Osage and Broadway. Sherman Lucus was brought in from Toronto, Woodson county, and lodged in the county jail to await trial on the charge of selling liquor without a government license. Noah Ashly was taken to Tonganoxie yesterday for preliminary examination on tue charge of criminally assaulting a young lady Hear there about ten days ago. Charles I. Sargeant yesterday filed a petition district court asking tor a divorce from Harriet J.

Surgeant. He charges that she deserted him two years ago without cause and has since remained away from FORT LEAVENWORTH. Senators Dislike Pettigrew's Resolution and Say to in Strong Words. Senator Pettigrew's resolution calling for the names of all oflicers court martialed since 1880 was referred to the committee on military affairs where, if the debate in which several senators took part is any indication, it will likely remain until the end of the congress.

Senator Hawley said he didn't care a great deal about it one way or the other, but he had been studying the matter, and thinking what reason on earth there can be for making a new list of men who have been disgraced. The reso.ution refers only 10 cases where the trial has gone to an untavorable cone. usion, and in every one of the cases where an officer 1s cashiered it has been made known Dy 8 general order publisheu by the army, and in probably ninety-nine cases out of 140 by a Dewspaper writer who has traveled the country oVer. there is no occasion to dig up those unsavory memories in regard to the army or parade the misfortunes or crimes of these men, except once in awhile when there is a petition nere for remedy against what some officer insists, and sometimes persists in insisting to his dying day, was a gross wrong. In other cases we are willing to let those shames die.

'The senator did not care about pub ishing a list of the men who lave been false to their trust and their honor as officers of the army merely as a matter of curiosity, for he could perceive 110 other motive. None of these things have been concealed. Every one has been published to the world. The army is as honorable a body of men as ever served any country anywhere, our own or any other. Take them as a whole and there are not as many bad men among them as there were along the disciples-one-tweifth, or over per cent.

More of them stayed true to their flag at Li.e breaking out of the rebellion than any other c.a•s of public servants in proportion, notwithstanding the education some of them had from childhood in the doctrines of secession and the haif taught doctrines of secession at West Point, Senator Sanders was posed to the passage of the resolution because the information had already been made public. Senator Proctor bad no desire to shield officers of the army. He is sure they will bear investigaion as well as any class of public officials. But if there is to be a report of this kind he submits it be broader and include also all officers of the navy. officers of the Interior department and Indian agents who have been short in their accounts.

senator Call of Florida said: "The objection to EIGHTH SEMI- STATEMENT -OF THEMissouri, Kansas Texas Trust OF KANSAS CITY, MO. JULY 26, 1892. ASSETS. K. C.

and Suburban Independence Belt R. R. Air Bonds Line at Bonds market at value market (listed). value (listed). 424,663 28,350 00 96- South western Electric Light and Water Power Co.

Bonds at market value. 160,398 00 Other Bonds at market 80,000 00 Stocks at market 143,351 00 Bills Receivable on approved collateral security. 368,948 99 Mortgage Loans upon improved city real 742,808 22- Improved Real Estate owned in fee by the Company 39,957 36 Due from Banks, Bankers and Agents, on 213,145 70 Due from Corporations (secured), Tax Certificates, 24,138 08 Furniture and fixtures. 9,994 58 Fidelity Premiums in course of collection (net). 8,381 96 Interest due and accrued on Loans and Bonds.

9,862 50 Total $2,254,000 35 LIABILITIES. Capital, full $1,000,000 00 $100,000 00 Undivided 122,841 42- 222,841 42. Reserve Fund for Re-Insurance, Surety Department. 27,596 58 Deposits and Funds held in Trust. 187,040 98 Due Borrowers on Completed 7.260 80 Debentures secured by First Mortgage Real Estate 393.525 57 Debentures secured by Corporation Bonds, 415,735 00 Total Liabilities.

$2,254,000 35 NOTE-Serni-annual Dividend No. 8, of 3 per cent, amounting to $30,000.00, has been declared payable August 10, 1892, out of above undivided profits. The earnings during the past six months were over $67,000, in addition to the dividend. OFFICERS. A.

E. Stilwell, A. A. Mosher, E. L.

Martin, C. A. R. B. Cone, Secretary.

Trimble Braley, Farrell, Asst. Secretary. the resolution 1g that every one of these officers has relatives, and that it wou'd be a mort: fleation and a humiliation to them without the pot- sibility of doing any good. It might subserve the pur oses of statistical science, perhaps, or economic science in some res; to have the paine of every man who had been hung in the United States for the last ten years, but it certainly would be very humiliating and mortifying to the families and relatives of these persons to parade them before the public in A convenient hand book. What service it can be to any cause to publish the number and offenses of the officers who have been court martialed, or the reason why they have been court marvialed, 19 very diffeult to 8 e.

If there have been a great number it will prove the efficiency of the discipline of the army. If there have been but few it will prove that the great majority of the officers of the army are exempt from even a charge of wrongdoing. So I call not see the possibility o' good and the information may subject some deserving people to mortification." Senator Bates: "This resolution is a mere invitalion in very many instances to wash dirty linen in the presence of the nation. The history of these tr.als has been published and belongs to the country. Where 19 the necessity of reviving all this unpleasantness and having 1t again printed and spread I Detore the nation? I see Do reason for 1t.

Senator Manderson: "If the purpose of this inquiry is to ascertain as any particu'ar offense of any particular officer or any set of officers it can readily be reac. ed; but I really can see nothing to be rained by tue publication the names of these officers, If it is in the interest of some reform why not reform in other lines, as suggested by the senator from Vermont Proctor)? Why not include the officers of the navy, who have been occasionally court martialed, I regret to say? "I can not for the rife oi me see what inay be the purpose of this inquiry; I see no good to derived from it; and it it 8 undertaken it seeing to me it would be a waste of the time of the executive officers and probably waste of the money of the public in printing what may be RIGHTS OF PROPERTY. None on the Reservat on va the Right to the Ownersh' of Colonel Townsend has caused the following order to be issued: "It having been brought to the notice of the post commander that certain enlisted men of the garrison claim to own and have a right of property in various small buildings within the limits of the post, they are hereby notifled that no such claim owed by the gOVernment. "No person whatever has any right of property on the military reservation except as spec. tically given by law, nor will anyone be permitied to sell or trade to any other person any building in which he nay have or thinks he may have a pecuniary right.

Such r. ght in any event would expire with the term of occupancy and lot be transferred to another. post quartermaster will see that all such buildings are removed from the reservation when vacated by the present occupant." Late Arn Orders. to the Konsas City Times; WASHINGTON, D. Aug, Captain Wilson Largu9, assistant surgeon, extended twenty days; Lieutenant Colonel Richard Jack.

Fourth artillery, two months; N.ajor Thomas son, Wiison, to temporary duty department of the east. Special board to examine for promotion to meet at Fort Huachuc.a, for board: Major Timothy E. Wilcox, surgeon; Captain Rudolph G. Ebert, assistant surgeon; Captain Johnson, surgeon, First eutenants Eugene Swift and Nathan Garvis ordered examined by said board. Lieuteuant Edwin Bullock, Seventh cavairy, detailed professor of military sclence, ua1versity of Wyoming, discuarged: John L.

Enlisted men Gormley, troop M. Sixth cavalry, at Fort McKinney, before Anzust 9, 1892; Lewis R. Snodgrass, lattery Second artillery, at Fort Schuyler, N. after Augusi 11,, 1802; Lawrence Spencer, band Teath infantry, at Fort Marcy; Josewh tchell, F. Third infantry; Martin Anderson, troop First cavalry: Joseph G.

Higgins, battery Fourth artillery; Orrin H. Pettibone, troop Sixth cavalry: Charles Shoner, troop Third cavalry; William G. Capper, company A and George Mike Daulei, comDaDY Third infantry: George I. Felty, battery Fourth artillery: William G'asgow and James Maynew, company Thirt infantry; Einil 8. Goldfuy, com any H.

Ninth infantry; August Lo-klel, company infantry; William E. O'Neill, battery Second artlilery: William H. Randoipb, troop Eighth cavalry: R. Rice, Fifteentn Infantry; Jes son, troop First cavalry; Geo ge Antlioney, company d. Eleventh Infantry: William Hovey, general service Onio: Zollie J.

Elis and John R. Jamison, mounted service; David L. Wilmoth, company F. Tenth infaniry; Harry James Butler, Eleventh infantry; Clarence J. Dunham, light bauery Second Wiiham H.

Past, battery Fourth artillery. Leaves: First Lieutenant Willam Longfit, engineer corps, extended one month; F.rat 1. eutenant Warren Nencomb, Fifth artillery, to september Major Charles Smart, surgeon, four months; Captain Horace Neide, Fourth Infantry, extended three months: Captain James Badw.n, Eighteenth infantry, extended one month; First Lieutenant John Johnston, Eighth cavalry, det iled recorder examining board meeting at Fort Mende, vIce First Lieu.enant Joseph Gaston, Eighth cavalry, released; Major Amos Kimbal, ordered to report for duty at headquarters deparimeut ol Missouri. The following transters in the Nineteenth infantry are made: Captain Alexander H. M.

laylor from company to company Captain Christian C. Hewitt from company to colipany K. The following transfers in the Seventh infantry are made: Second Lieutenant Frederick I Sargent, from company to company Second Lieutenant Robert Alexander, from company I to company First lieutenant William Sage, Twenty-third infantry, detailed professor of military science at Central university, Kentucky. Enlisted men-Transfers: Wesley Southinayd, Third cavalry, to Sixth cavalry; George McKnight, Second cavalry, to Fifth cavalry; John Strew, Tenth infantry, to hospital corps; John O'Dowd, hospital corps, to duty at Fort D. A.

Russell; Charles Gall, hospital corps, Lo duty at Fort Leavenwoita; Hugh Jones, Third Infantry, tO Twenty-first infantry. Discharged: Privates Mark B. Jollitfe, Edwin C. Mattice, Luther D. Mizenor and John J.

Monanan. light battery Fourth artillery; Corporal Albert E. Baird, company Fourteentu infantry, at Fort Townsend, Samuel V. Slayton, battery Fourth Sergeant Major Al fred Hoim, Second Insantry: Roman Ewall, Seventh Infantry; James McGuire, infantry; Edward Cripper, F.fu eath lofantry; George Shaver, Seventh infantry; Charles Landes, late Third tufantry, confued at Leavenworth, sentence to be remitted Octover 16, 1892. Retired: Sergeant John Boyle, detachment of cavalry, West Point, N.

Corporal Thomas F. Byron, company C. battalion of englueers, Witte.s Point, N. Sergeant Sinson P. Franklin, band, Ninth cavalry, Camp Bettons, First Sergeant George Noyes, light battery Secoad artillery, Fort Riley, Private Vanprive, company Twenty-Orst infantry, Fort Porter, N.

Y. Br.ef Ate First Sergeant Conolly, Fifth cavairy, passed An excelleut examination tor commissary Bergeant. Captain Woodson and Lieutenant Y. Mason Biunt Fifth cavalry, arrived from Fort Reno Friday bight to take part in the competition. The competition Fort Reno arrived competitors the post for the yesterday.

departinent A correspondent says there is a disinterested officer of the ordnance corps should Le transferred to the adjutant general's department and that is, in the desire to furnish that corps with young meu who have had the benefits President. Dean, Wm. S. Taylor, Vice Presidents. General Counsel.

Wm. S. Taylor, Treasurer. F. B.

Wilcox, Asst. Treasurer. of the latter day training and experience with modern high power ordnance. Isn't this the height of idicu'ousness? An officer of the adjutant general's department has about as much to do with high power orduance as a minister of the gospel would have in dealing ou: liquor to his congregation. Miss Margaret Robertson of Das Moines.

arrived yesterday an extended visit to her sister Mrs. Clark, wite of Lieutenant Clark, Tenth infantry. Major Amos 8. Kimball, quartermaster, is to report in person to General Miles for assignment to temporary duty in connection with the World's Columbian exposition. The following transfers In the Nineteenth Infaniry are made: Captain Alexander H.

M. Taylor, from company to company Captain Christian C. Hewitt from company to company K. Captain Taylor will Join the company to which be is thus transferred. The following transfers in the Seventh infantry are made: Second Lieutenant Frederic H.

Sargent from company to company Second Lieutenant Robort Alexander from company I to company B. The extension of leave of absence on account of disability granted Captain James H. Baldwin, Eighteenth infantry, is still further extended two months ou surgeon's certifica: o. Lieutenant William H. Sage, Twenty-third infantry, is detailed as professor of military science and tactics at the Central Un.

versity of Kentucky, Richmond, Ky. A general courtmartial 1s to meet at Fort Wayne, Michigan tomorrow. Detail for the court: Captain Jacob H. Sunith and Charles A. Vernon, Nineteenth Inantry; Lieutenants Francis H.

French, adjutant, Harris L. Roberts, quartermaster: Thomas G. Hanson, Truman Murphy, Jasper E. Brady, and William T. Wilder, Nineteenth Infautry, judge advocate.

Go and examine Rothschild Son's helmets and one dollar shirts. The Yachts of thy Czar. even in the old times. consisted in dropping a man by over one side of the ship and hauling him up on the other after he had passed under the keel. Rather more uncertainty attached to it than to walking the plank, a proceeding entorced by pirates on undesired prisoners.

Flogging was abolished in the United States navy in 1850. Commander McCalla of the Enterprise, who was lately court martialed in Brooklyn, used the flat of his sword on sailors who incurred his displeasure. There are still livng American naval officers who are inhumane enough to regret the abolition of flogging. The French were the first to abolish the use of the lash in the army. In the Prussian army, before the abolition of corporal punishment, men were exempt from it AS long as they remained in the first class.

For misconduct they were liabie to be dezraded to the second class, after which they might be punished summarily by their officers. Flogging was done with small canes by noncommissioned officers in the guard room. Flogging and running the gauntlet wore common punishments in the armies of Austria and Russia in the early part of this century. 'The second was one of the most terrible forms of military torture, and WaS very liable to cause death. It was one, however, which cut Colonel Streator would have found difficult to carry out, as it requires the hearty co-coperation of a large part of a regiment.

The usual limit was six times up and down between 100 men. it was necessary that the culprit should be first broken by a court martial and then condemned to the running operation. 'The regiment assembled in full force and the culprit, stripped to the waist and his head half shaved, was brought out by the executioner, a noncommissioned officer, who tied the unfortunate's two hands firmly to the muzzle of his musket, which had the bayonet fixed. An assistant marched before the sufferer, holding the butt of the gun so that the bayonet was pointed at the latter's stomach. Two others held his so that he should not fall backwards or sideways.

Often the prisoner in his agony sprang forward and impaled himself on the bayonet after the punishment had commenced. A roll of the drum gave the signal for the operation to begin. The victim WAs brought to the entrance of the long lane through which he was to travel, consisting of two rows of fifty soldiers, each armed with pliant hazel or ash switch. Between them he was made to walk siowly. Each gave him a heavy stroke with the switch as he passed.

he quickened his pace the bayonet pierced his stomach; if he shrank back or tried to fall the assistants pushed him forward or held him up. A man was seldom able to pass from end to end twice without fainting. In case he became insensible he was removed to the hospita', kept there till he was sufficiently recovered and then brought back to the torture again. The code of the United States army has never permitted flogging in times of peace. Wool Tarifts and Wool Prices.

The averago prices of wool in the United States have always been higher when tariff duties were low than when tariff duties were high. This 18 A fact which protectionist journals can not explain satisfactorily, and they, therefore, generally avoid mentioning it. But they do not intermit their efforts to make the wool growers believe that, however it may have been in the past, for the future nothing will prevent the ruin of the domestic wool industry but persistent high duties upon imported wools. "The removal of the duty," says one of the protective organs, "would reduce the price here to 20 cents." The price of unwashed wool, according to this same organ, was 28 cents per pound last year and 18 30 cents this year. The last report of the United States consul general at Melbourne, Australia, shows that a superior grade of merino wool, in the grease, is selling in that market at 25 and 30 cents a pound.

That is a better price for wool in Australia than 28 10. 80 ceols per pound would be in the United Statee. But 88 there is a presidential election approaching is deemed necessary to try once more to tool the farmer into the belief that the benignant tariff is his stay and shield, when, in fact, it is the neatest contrivance for robbing him (with perhaps a single exception) that was ever devised by the wit of Emperor Alexander's yacht, Poliarnays vesda or Polar Star, 18 the largest pleasure boat that been built. We might say that it is a marine palace. It is 300 feet long, draws nineteen feet and is 4,900 tons burden.

'The crew numbers 300 picked men, commanded by Prince Chakboyskoy. 'The service is innumerable. An idea of it may be formed by one single item-an orchestra of fifty musicians, always ready to charm and shorten the lengths of the journeys. But it must De said that these are singularly abridged by the extraordinary speed of this splendid vessel. 'The Polar Star travels ordinarily at the rate of eighteen knots an hour.

On her trial trip she made nineteen and a half. She made the recent trip from Cronstadt to Copenhagen in thirty-eight hours. The apartments of the czar and the empress are, of course, on the starboard side, the place of honor. The two bedrooms are en suite. 'The first things that attract attention are the height of the ceilings and immense size of the windows, and then the incomparable brilliancy of the work.

In the czar's siwly, or cabinet de travail, there a writing desk that one might take a beaunful casting toise shells. It is ofmaple and marvelously polished. A lew family photographs, a copper image of St. Alexander, and an image of Christ form the only decorations of the tedchamber. The same simplicity is observed in the rooms the czarina.

walls and furniture are of molesqaine, empire design on a clear ground, paraliel bands supporting crowns. But the favorite yacht of the imperial family is the Tsarevna, which may be translated either as the daughter or the fiance of the czar. This yacht is commanded by Captain Friedrichs. if the Polar Star is a magnificent palace, the Tsarevna is a retreat. is made small purposely for the admission of inumate friends only.

There is no room it for su. It is on board this vessel that the czar, the empress, and children take refuge in the summer months from the annoyances of imperial grandeur. The ing room is divided into two pieces. Consequently it is niso the parlor or piece de reunion. As all the family are fond of musio the little piano is always open.

The old music scores, ranged upon a little shelf, are Well worn and thumbed. Sometimes the cZar, when in a pleasant mood, takes a part in tue concert. lie plays the flute, not as a virtuoso, but without pretension. It is nos every czar that can be a Taffanel. The Glory of Chicago.

Field, in Chicago News-Record I've traveled la heaps. of countries and studied all kinds of art Till there isn't a critic or connoisseur who's properiy emed so smart. And I'm free to say that the grand results of exploration show That somehow paint gets redder the further our west I go! I've sipped the voluptuous sherbet that the orienLals gerve, And I tell the glow of red Bordeaux tingling each separate nerve; I've sampled your classic Massie under an arbor green, And I've reeked with song a whole night long over a browa poteen. The stalwart brew of the land o' cakes, the schnapps of the frugal Dutch, The much praised wine of the distant Rhine, the beer praised overmuch, The ale of dear old London and the port of era clines, All, ad into, have I taken in a bundred thousand times. Yes, as I afore mentioned, these other charms are naught Compared with the paramount gorgeousness with which the west is fraught; For art and nature are just 1110 same in the land where the porker grows, And the paint keeps getting redder the further out west one Our savants have never discovered the reason why this is so, And 90 per ceut of the laymen care less than the si Vauls know; It answers every purpose that this is manifest; The paint keeps getting redder the further you go out west.

ve me no homa 'neath the pale pink dome of European skies, No cot for me by the salmon sea that far to the southward lies: But away out west I would build my nest on top of a carinine nilt. Where I can paint, without restraint, creation redder Learning I. ebrew at Eighty. 'The Round Lake Ministers' institute began regularly yesterday with lessons in Greek and Hebrew, conducted by Drs. Van Benscholen and Heisinger, who are among the most eminent teachers of these languages in the United States.

Their classes are attended by all conditions and ages of people and by both sexes. One pupil is Mrs. Dr. Griffin, who last year mastered the Greek enough original, to and read she her is 8) beloved years old. Scripture I I She is in now its mastering Ilebrew..

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