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January 7, 1910



Police Ordered to Kill All
Stray Dogs in Kansas
City, Kas.
Charles W. Young, Victim of Hydrophobia.

Two deaths within a few weeks, as a result of injuries inflicted by dogs suffering form rabies, has aroused public apprehension in Kansas City, Kas., to such an extent that extra precautions are being taken by the police department to protect the citizens against danger from this source. Orders have been issued by Chief of Police W. W. Cook to kill all stray dogs found in the city and a special officer has been detailed on this work. The general public has been notified to communicate with the police department with reference to any dog running at large.

Charles W. Young, a carpenter living at 436 Everett avenue, was bitten three weeks ago yesterday by a small fox terrier and is now in a critical condition at the Grandview sanitarium, where the attending physician said last night he could not live through the day. Violent convulsions, incident to the last stages of hydrophobia, have convinced the physicians that his condition is the result of the injury inflicted by the fox terrier.

A desire to relieve the suffering of a poorly fed tramp dog prompted him to reach down and pick up a little fox terrier, which promptly repaid this act of kindness by snapping his teeth through the lower lip of his would be benefactor.

The injury was dressed by a physician and Mr. Young continued with his daily work at the Union Pacific railroad shop. On Tuesday of this week he was obliged to quit work because of what he believed to be a severe cold in his throat. Yesterday morning Dr. Albert Huber was summoned and pronounced it a case of hydrophobia. The man rapidly grew worse and last night was removed to the sanitarium.

A small child was bitten several weeks ago by a mad dog in the northern part of Kansas City, Kas., and later died with what the physicians said was hydrophobia.

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December 28, 1909


Civil War Claim, Allowed by Court,
Must Be Paid This Session.

For three years the heirs of Solomon Young, who died in 1892, have been waiting for congress to appropriate $3,800, allowed by the court of claims at Washington . It is thought that congress during its present session will take some action.

Solomon Young owned a farm in Grandview during the Civil war. A detachment of the Union army confiscated a herd of cattle and some horses which belonged to him. At the close of the war Young put in a claim for damages.

For years this claim laid in the files of the war department and was forgotten. When he died, in 1892, the estate was divided among the six heirs.

Soon after this an attorney in Washington unearthed the Young claim from the files. Suit was brought and in 1906 the court allowed $3,800 for the cattle and horses. The Young estate was immediately opened up, on the expectation that congress would pay the claim. Mrs. Henrietta L. Young, the widow, was appointed administratrix. Three years they have waited and congress has neglected to act.

Last Week Mrs. Young died. A new administrator is to be appointed for the Young estate. It will not be settled finally until the claim is paid by congress.

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August 25, 1908


Kansas City, Kas., Man Struck Some-
thing That Looked Like Gold.

For about the tenth time in so many years, gold, the real old yellow stuff, the so-called root of all evil, has again been found in the hills of Kansas City, Kas. This time the precious metal has been discovered in the rear of the home of John Martin, 70 South Forest street, and the new "diggins" threatens to put Cripple Creek and Dawson City on the bum. If future development furnishes no disappointments, Mr. Martin and the Forest street mine will make Scotty and his Death Valley mint look like 30 cents in Mexican silver.

The discovery of gold in Mr. Martin's yard was made several days ago while a well was being dug there. The matter was kept a secret in order that a national syndicate might be organized for the purpose of buying up all the land lying between the Kaw mouth and Grandview, it being the belief of some that the mother lode starts from the hill upon which stands the Grandview sanitarium, running in a southeasterly line to a point near where the main Riverview sewer empties into the Kaw river.

Thomas Wood, the druggist, who tested the ore sample from Mr. Martin's diggins, says there is no doubt that it contains some of the real stuff. Mr. Martin took some of the dirt to a Missouri assayer yesterday and was told that it contained traces of gold. However, the report received by him was not sufficiently encouraging to warrant him in expending any large sum in the development of the mine.

Traces of gold have been found in various parts of Wyandotte county, but that was all. So far, not even a scare has resulted from any of these discoveries.

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March 18, 1908


Robert W. Smyth Meets Death While
Returning From Wake.

Robert W. Smyth of 208 South Fourteenth street, Kansas City, Kas., brother of City License Inspector J. E. Smyth fell and broke his neck last night shortly before 10 o'clock while walking along South Eighteenth street. He had attended the wake of a friend in that neighborhood, and was on his way home when he met death.

The place where Mr. Smyth fell and received fatal injuries was within about twenty feet of where Isaac Malott, the Grandview grocer, was murdered by robbers about five months ago. He had been drinking, according to the statements of several persons who had been with him just a short time before he left for home. Dr. John A. Mitchell, who lives at 1803 Central avenue, only a short distance form where the accident occurred, was one of the first person s to reach the body. When he arrived Smyth was dying. Dr. Mitchell stated last night that there was no doubt that the man's neck was broken in the fall. Coroner Davis will hold a n autopsy this morning at Butler's undertaking rooms, where the body was removed.

Friends of Smyth believe that he was assaulted by highwaymen. There is a great gash on the dead man's forehead, and those who examined the ground where the body was found declare there are evidences of a struggle.

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