January 13, 1909
ICE FLOES WRECK
SHIPPING ON BLUE.
Pleasure Craft Smashed and
Swept Away by the
Great havoc among the shipping in the Blue river was wrought by a sudden break-up of ice on that stream yesterday afternoon. Several costly houseboats and launches were crushed, or their moorings snapped and carried away down the river. In all the damage amounts to several thousand dollars.
At the Kansas City Boat Club's moorings, Fifteenth street and Blue river, Harvey H. Espenship's thousand-dollar houseboat, fully furnished, was swept from its berth by the ice and carried down the river. Marion Bolinger, a boatman at Independence avenue and the Blue, saw it being carried by. It was crushed, and floating on his side. The boat contained several hundred dollars' worth of furniture, including a piano.
HOUSEBOAT AND LAUNCHES.
Mr. Espenship lost two launches, also the Iona I and the Iona II. These boats were valued at $600. both were carried down the Missouri river, one of them smashed in a jam of ice as it passed Independence avenue.
Bert Claflin of Centropolis lost a houseboat and a launch. More than twenty small boats were swept away or crushed in the ice at Fifteenth street.
Charles Demaree's houseboat and launch broke their cables. The houseboat was secured, but the launch was lost.
A lighter belonging to Harry Harris, son of Postmaster J. H. Harris, was crushed. Mr. Harris intended to build a house on the lighter next spring. A houseboat, the owner of which is not known, was crushed as it passed Independence avenue. The riven timbers were scattered among the ice cakes along the shore.
The rise in the river during the afternoon was more than seven feet. At 8:30 o'clock last night the river left its banks at Fifteenth street. Boat owners, alarmed by the residents along the river, hastened to the moorings and secured their craft with chains. the landing stage at the boathouse, Fifteenth street and the Blue, was carried away.
The ice was breaking slowly, or a great deal more damage would have resulted. The ice cakes, being thick and heavy, crushed the small craft as they ground against them. The Kansas City Canoe Club lost many small boats.
Labels: Blue river, boats, Centropolis, Fifteenth street, ice, Independence avenue, organizations
September 10, 1909
PAPER CUPS COST 1 CENT.
That's Why an Innovation at the
Depot Wasn't Patronized.
Paper drinking cup vending machines were installed at the Union depot yesterday afternoon and attracted much attention, but did not get much play.
The patrons of the depot looked at the machines and when they discovered that it took a penny to get a paper cup, but that they could use one of the granite ware cups tied to a chain for nothing and get the same grade of ice water, they did not hesitate.
A number of paper cups were purchased as souvenirs.
Labels: ice, Union depot
September 6, 1909
CRIMP IN SALVATION ARMY.
Sergeant Major's Family of Eleven
Leaves for Sioux Falls.
"Our nine children are consecrated to the Salvation Army and seven of them already have been commissioned," said Delos Clark, a junior sergeant major who departed last week with his wife and family for Sioux Falls, their old home. With them was Miss Myrtle Cole, a cadet, who is going to Ottawa, Kas. Clark expects to get work in Sioux Falls at his trade.
"Our faith in the Lord saved us from being swept away in the flood at Ottawa three months ago," said Clark at the Union depot last night. "Although it took everything we had. All we saved was the clothing we wore and a few articles we managed to pick up. It was a trial, but we praised God that we had been spared and came to Kansas City.
"I have been earning $11 a week as a driver for one of the penny ice wagons and we have been living in the Fresh Air Camp. This is closed now. My daughter, Blanche, 16 years old, was employed by General Cox. She is also secretary of the Young People's Legion. Her younger sister, Lillian, is treasurer."
The other children and their ages are: William, 12; Ruth, 10; George W., 9; Donald, 7; Ethel, 5; Robert Theo, 3 years old and David 4 months old. The Clarks were dressed in the regulation Salvation Army uniform.
Labels: ice, Salvation Army, Union depot
August 15, 1909
ICE FOR CHILDREN AT DEPOT.
Mrs. Everingham Made Little Ones
Cool and Happy.
While the mercury in the thermometer at the Union depot hovered around the 99 mark yesterday afternoon, several young men, under the direction of Matron Everingham, secured chunks of ice and, breaking it up, distributed it among the children in the waiting room.
The ice used had been broken from the big chunks used in icing the cars. The supply lasted until well after the severe heat of the afternoon. The eagerness with which the children grabbed at the bits of ice more than repaid the attaches of the station for their labors in getting and distributing the ice.
Labels: children, depot matron, ice, Union depot, weather
August 14, 1909
HEAT OVERCOMES ICEMAN.
While Carrying Cake of Ice Jake
Schuyler is Overcome.
While transferring a cake of ice to a house at Forty-seventh street and Troost avenue at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Jake Schuyler, an employe of the City Ice Company, suddenly fell over unconscious.
The police ambulance of No. 4 station was called and Dr. Shiras gave Schuyler emergency treatment for sunstroke. He was taken to the emergency hospital. Schuyler is 25 years old. He lives at 1321 Walnut street.
James Burgess, 3717 Woodland avenue, was affected last night about 8 o'clock. The police station was notified and the operator called Dr. S. S. Morse, 3801 Woodland avenue. Burgess is a foreman of the packing department of the Globe Storage Company, and has complained of the heat for several days. He had recovered in a few hours.
A. M. Kissell, 65 years old, a stationary fireman at the Central Manufacturing Company, First and Lydia avenue, about 9 o'clock was overcome by heat and last night he was taken to the emergency hospital for medical attention.
Labels: doctors, emergency hospital, First street, Forty-seventh street, ice, Lydia avenue, No 4 police station, Troost avenue, Walnut Street, weather, Woodland avenue
August 10, 1909
PENNY ICE DISTRIBUTION
SAVES LIVES OF BABIES.
Ensign Heazlitt of Salvation Army
Tells of Good That Is Being
It was stated yesterday by Ensign Blanche Heazlitt of the Salvation Army, who has charge of the penny ice fund, that more than 400 poor families are now being supplied by that means. The ice distributed in two sections of the city is donated. In the East Bottoms it is donated by the Kansas City Breweries Company through the Heim brewery. In the West Bottoms the Interstate Ice Company gives five tons each day for distribution in that section.
"For the North End, the McClure flats, Warden court and for the homes of many needy intermediate families," said Ensign Heazlitt, "ice is purchased out of the penny ice fund. We are still able to give ten pounds for a penny, and on Saturday we allow them to purchase twenty pounds, as there is no delivery on Sunday.
"The ice so delivered is not to be cracked up and used in drinking water. There are babies at most of the homes and it is used to keep their milk cool and sweet and to preserve what little else perishable the family may have. At first many of the mothers were wasteful, not knowing how to preserve ice, but I made a trip through the penny ice district and taught the mothers how to keep it by means of plenty of old newspaper and sacks.
"Some of them have made rude ice boxes which enables them to keep the ice longer than before. By next year we hope to have depots distributed throughout the district where ice may be secured.
"I have often wished that the subscribers to the fund could have gone with me on my trip. They would be delighted to see the good their money is doing. We consider penny ice the best thing that has ever been done for the unfortunate of this city. Many of the mothers cannot speak English but they all show their gratitude in their worn, wan faces.
"The arrival of the penny ice wagon in a neighborhood is always greeted by the children, who shout, 'Penny ice, penny ice!'
"Next year we want to be able to start out the wagons in time to supply the unfortunate just as soon as warm weather arrives. There is no doubt that the distribution of ice has saved the lives of many helpless little ones this year."
Labels: breweries, charity, children, East bottoms, food, ice, immigrants, North end, Salvation Army, West bottoms, women
July 24, 1909
HEAT RUINS 12 CARS OF EGGS.
Fire at Independence Ice Plant
Causes $25,000 Loss.
Fire at the ice plant in Independence yesterday morning destroyed the greater part of the product in the cold storage rooms. The machinery of the ice plant was not damaged. Mr. Hatton, one of the owners, stated yesterday that the loss probably would reach $25,000 on the storage goods, but the building could be restored for about $8,000.
Twelve cars of eggs probably will be lost on account of the high temperature, caused by the flames. The origin of the fire is not known.
Labels: Fire, food, ice, Independence
July 9, 1909
CHILDREN SHOUT AT
SIGHT OF PENNY ICE.
CROWD PRECEDES WAGON IN
NORTH END STREETS.
Fund Reached $511 Yesterday With
$20 Contribution from Jour-
nal Employes -- First Deliv-
ery to 190 Families.
With a $20 contribution from employes of The Journal, the campaign of the Salvation Army for penny ice was closed at noon yesterday. the attention of the local corps will now be turned toward the establishment of a more extensive fresh air camp at the terminus of the Swope park car line, or at Seventieth street and Cleveland avenue. for this purpose it will be necessary to raise $2.000, the running expenses of the camp being approximately $1,000 a month.
The Army's one ice wagon was busy all day yesterday, and visited 190 families, distributing more than a ton of ice. As it rumbled down the streets of the North End it was preceded by a crowd of children who ran ahead shouting in order to announce its arrival to their mothers.
The system of distribution is simple and at the same time effective against imposition. Each mother or family head has a card to be punched for 1 cent at each purchase of ten pounds. The card is arranged to last until the end of the hot weather season, or about two months. These cards are sent on recommendation or after the investigation by members of the Salvation Army staff.
"We were just a little imposed on last year. Some people took advantage of our free-for-all system," said Ensign Blanche Haezlett, who has charge of that branch of the Army service here, yesterday.
"We thought it best to be more careful," she continued, "for the undeserving poor were getting the best of the honest poor people and at our expense.
"The Army will put on another wagon, as soon as we can purchase or borrow another horse. Then we can reach the McClure flats, the North End and the East Bottoms every day. It will be a great day for the poor when we have formulated a system that will include all of them in its benevolence. That is our idea and with the help of the good people of Kansas City, sooner or later, it will be carried out."
Labels: charity, ice, North end, Salvation Army, The Journal
July 3, 1909
IT'S THE BABES WHO SUFFER.
The Poor Can't Keep Milk Without
"For God's sake, when are we going to get that ice?"
A woman, young but with deep circles under her eyes, approached the adjutant in charge of Salvation Army headquarters in the Hall building yesterday afternoon.
"What can we do for ice?" she continued. "My baby is starving for want of milk, and we can't keep it without ice. It's hard enough to get it, let alone keep it."
"My good woman we can't start on the penny ice yet," said the adjutant. "Not enough money has been subscribed or collected. We have $331.75 in the penny ice fund. It will take $500. We have the horses, two of them, and will begin deliveries as soon as the ice fund is sufficient."
"Just a moment," called a man who was standing near, and he tossed the woman a half dollar. "That ought to buy you twenty-five pounds of ice for five days. Maybe the penny ice will be out by that time."
The woman took the coin, looked her gratitude, pressed her benefactor's hand and left the room without a word.
"If the whole town could see that, by tomorrow our penny ice fund would be great enough to supply the whole town for the summer," remarked the adjutant.
Labels: charity, ice, Salvation Army
May 19, 1909
Interesting Demonstration by Son of
There has been going on all week at the Bunting-Stone hardware company's store, 804-806 Walnut street, a particularly interesting demonstration of the celebrated Bohn Syphon refrigerators. The demonstration will continue till the end of the week and is in charge of Will R. Bohn, son of the inventor and manufacturer, who is on a tour of the principal cities of the country. Mr. Bohn is treasurer of the company, whose headquarters are at St. Paul. He is a specially pleasant gentleman, who backs up his enthusiasm for his wares with a record that would be difficult to excel. Dryness is the prominent features of the Bohn refrigerators but there is nothing "dry" about Mr. Bohn's demonstrations.
The Bohn refrigerators are in use on all the railroads of America, Mexico and Canada, and in exclusive use on the Pullman system, the Fred Harvey, and Rock Island eating systems. A more significant indorsement of their merits would be hard to require. They are turned out in St. Paul at the rate of from 1,000 to 1,500 per month and have been on the market for about ten years, their popularity increasing each year. The syphon system prevents condensation on articles in the refrigerator and thus keeps them perfectly dry all the time, the air having complete access to all parts of the box and the condensation being centered on the ice. This obviates all "clamminess" and at the same time prevents the unpleasant mixture of odors. Cheese may be kept next to cake and bacon in the same compartment with strawberries, as an example.
Mr. Bohn is fond of demonstrating the exceeding dryness of his refrigerators with this experiment: He soaks matches in water and in five hours after being placed in the refrigerator they are dry enough to strike. This dryness is accompanied by specially low temperature, which is another strong feature of the Bohn, a uniform temperature of from 38 to 48 degrees being maintained at all times. The demonstration has attracted hundreds of housekeepers this week.
Labels: food, ice, railroad, retailers, visitors, Walnut Street
May 14, 1909
JUDGE ROUTS CABBAGE MEN.
But Coal and Ice Men Were Heard
Near Court House.
It's "coal" and "ice" now for Judge Thomas of the circuit court. Max Berkman, who extolled the virtues of his cabbage on the Locust street side of the courthouse Wednesday and barely escaped a fine, must have passed the word along to the purveyors of other vegetables, for there were none yesterday to annoy the court.
In place of his kind, however, came the ice and coal calls. Evidently the hucksters mean for the judge to get a sample of the leather lungs of all divisions of their trade. The noise at times yesterday was almost deafening. There is a fine chance for ice and coal hucksters when the judge again sends out his sheriff.
Labels: courthouse, food, ice, Locust street
May 10, 1909
GOT OFF CAR BACKWARDS.
T. J. Kennedy of Le Loup, Kas.,
Killed by Fall on the Asphalt.
Stepping from a moving car between Tenth and Eleventh street in Grand avenue, T. J. Kennedy, 55 years old, a farmer from Le Loup, Kas., fell with the back of his head on the asphalt yesterday afternoon about 5 o'clock and was killed. Kennedy had attempted to alight from the car with his back in the direction it was going.
The old man was on his way to surprise his only son, Rufus Kennedy, who lives at 109 East Sixteenth street, with a visit, the first one he had paid him since December 22, 1908. The son did not know of his intention, the first news of it coming with the announcement of his death.
Kennedy had lived in the vicinity of Le Loup for twenty-seven years, being the owner of a farm one and one-half miles east of that place. His wife is dead, but his daughter, Victoria, kept house for him. The son is a wagon driver for the City Ice Company.
Deputy Coroner Harry Czarlinsky was notified and ordered the body taken to Carroll-Davidson's undertaking rooms. A post-mortem examination will be held this morning.
Labels: accident, death, Dr Czarlinsky, Eleventh street, Grand avenue, ice, Sixteenth street, streetcar, Tenth street, undertakers, visitors
March 6, 1909
OPPOSED TO LIABILITY LAWS.
Ice Men Are United in Protest
Against Such Legislation.
Members of the Western Ice Manufacturers' Association are strongly opposed to any employer's liability laws. They said so yesterday in convention at the Coates house when the measure now before the Iowa legislature was denounced by H. H. Teachout of Des Moines. "These employer liability bills are dangerous," said Mr. Teachout, "and we ice men should fight them."
"That's right," answered a chorus of voices throughout the hall, but there was no action taken toward making official protest against such legislation.
The ice men, who are holding their eleventh annual convention at the Coates house, listened to trade talks yesterday. State Senator Emerson Carey of Hutchison, Kas., who was to have told the ice men what part they should take in politics, was unable to be present. Last night the annual banquet of the association was held at the Coates house, and today the convention will close with a business session and the annual election of officers.
Labels: Coates house, conventions, Des Moines, hotels, ice, visitors
March 3, 1909
NEW TEN-STORY BUILDING.
Orear-Leslie Company Will Erect One
on Baltimore Avenue.
The Orear-Leslie Investment Company yesterday took out a building permit to erect a ten-story office building at 1010 Baltimore avenue. It is to be built of steel-re-enforced with concrete and brick. The building is to cost $150,000 and to be completed by December 1, 1909.
A new ice plant is to be built by the Interstate Ice Company at 712-18 West Twenty-fifth street and is to be constructed of brick and stone. Connected with the ice plant will be the stables, and the two will be combined in one building to be erected. A permit was taken out yesterday to erect the building. The contract price was given as $15,000.
Labels: Baltimore avenue, ice, Twenty-fifth street
January 14, 1909
500 MEN WOULD CUT ICE.
Big Rush of Unemployed to the Free
"Reports about there being plenty of work for all the unemployed in Kansas City at Bean Lake did lots of business for us," said Superintendent K. F. Schweizer of the free employment bureau last evening. "Our office at Twelfth and McGee streets has been crowded all day with men seeking work and we have been busy taking their names and addresses.
"Swift & Co. and Armour were afraid they were not going to be able to get men enough to put up the big crop of ice now ready for the harvest, but they changed their mind and sent word last night to stop the rush of men to Bean lake for a few hours. We sent 155 there yesterday and had more than 500 applications today. We told them all to come around at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning, and if the packers sent word for more men, which they are sure to do if the weather continues cold, part, at least, will get a chance to work."
The men are receiving 17 1/2 cents an hour, and some of them are working twelve to fifteen hours -- all they can stand. The most are putting in ten hours and it makes better wages for them than they can get in this city. Their board costs them $3.50 a week. The work is not very hard, but it is cold work, and the men in charge of the ice packing refuse to hire a man if he is insufficiently clothed to stand the long hours working on the ice and in the chilling wind.
"Of the 500 or more men in the office today there were not more than ten who live in Kansas city. They give their address at some cheap lodging house and their last employer as some railroad contractor. In answer to the question as to why they quit their job they invariably answer that they were 'laid off.'
"We are doing much good in assisting the unemployed to find work, but we could do much more if we had an appropriation from the state board to be used in judicious advertising. At the present time we are allowed only money enough for rent and salaries. Fifty dollars each month to be expended at the discretion of the superintendent, would enable us to secure many good positions for stenographers, bookkeepers and clerks when such vacancies are telephoned to us."
If the weather continues cold there will be work at Bean lake for thirty days and this will do wonders in carrying these men over the hardest part of the winter.
Labels: Armour plant, employment, ice, weather
September 26, 1908
MOTOR CAR USED
IN A KIDNAPING.
MRS. THOMAS SPIRITED HER SON
OUT OF LEAVENWORTH.
BROUGHT CHILD TO
ATTORNEY JOHN HAYES, JR., AR-
RESTED BY KANSAS OFFICERS.
Was Mistaken for a Detective Who
Had Gone With Mrs. Thomas
When She Kidnaped
MRS. AGNES BOSS THOMAS.
Kansas City Woman Who Kidnaped Her Child in Leavenworth Yesterday,
Guarded by a Detective in an Automobile.
Agnes Boss Thomas, who was a witness in the Humes-Richards alienation of affection suit, yesterday, under guard of a private detective patrol, went to Leavenworth in an automobile and carried off her baby, Theodore C. Thomas, Jr., while the 5-year-old child's school teacher looked on, powerless to do anything. Mrs. Thomas brought the baby to her home, 119 East Thirty-fourth street, where Theodore, Jr., is still resting and awaiting a probable habeas corpus proceeding. The little fellow's attorneys, Kelly, Brewster & Buchholz, are in waiting, too, and John Hayes, Jr., who was mistaken for a detective by the Leavenworth police force, is out on bond.
Mrs. Thomas was divorced from her husband in July, 1906. Mr. Thomas received the divorce while his wife was abroad, both being represented by attorneys. In the settlement by the court at Pawnee, Ok., it was stipulated that Mr. Thomas was to have the custody of the child except one month in each year and that if the mother wished the child during this month she should go after and return him at the proper time.
THEODORE C. THOMAS.
The Kidnaped Child
Recently when Mr. Thomas wished to go to Mexico he left Theodore, Jr., with the child's grandmother in Leavenworth. When the time rolled around for Mrs. Thomas to have the child for her one month of the year, the baby's grandmother decided she should not have him. On account of her connection with the Humes-Richards case, the grandmother said Mrs. Thomas could not have the baby for the one month provided for by Judge Baynard T. Hainer in the Oklahoma courts.
Yesterday Mrs. Thomas decided to get her baby, and employed an automobile and a bodyguard and went after him. Living strictly up to the letter of the decree, which said she could get the baby by going after him, Mrs. Thomas employed F. H. Tillotson of the Hayes-Tillotson Detective Agency, to see that no force was used against her. The two went to Leavenworth and called at the school house where the baby, Theodore, Jr., is receiving his first lessons. Mrs. Thomas stepped to the door, asked the child's teacher to see him, and then simply carried him home, as she claims the court said she has a right to do.
In the meantime, John Hayes, Jr., an attorney of Kansas City and son of former Kansas City Police Chief John Hayes, was in Leavenworth on legal business. The police force of Leavenworth, recalling that the big man in the automobile was of the Hayes-Tillotson agency, just arrested young Hayes and held him for ransom. He proved his innocence and was finally let go on bond.
Mrs. Theodore Thomas, the mother of the child, was formerly Agnes Boss, the daughter of a prominent Congregational minister here, and was reputed to be the most beautiful and most accomplished girl in the city. After being educated in the high school here she went to Vassar. She was a splendid musician, an artist of some ability, and was a leader of society here.
She was married to Theodore Thomas, son of a wealthy and very prominent Leavenworth physician, about eight years ago. Six years ago the son was born to them. At that time Mr. Thomas was conducting an ice plant in Atchison, Kas. Later they moved to Oklahoma, and at Pawnee, Ok., a divorce suit was instituted by the husband.
The decree was granted Mr. Thomas, giving him also the custody of the child.
After the divorce, Mr. Thomas brought his boy to Leavenworth and placed him in the care of his mother, Mrs. M. S. Thomas. She has become very much attached to the child and was prostrated with grief this afternoon. The little boy was just 6 years old a few weeks ago and started going to school last Monday. The mother has come here on several occasions with different attorneys and attempted to get the grandmother to give up the child.
Several months ago Mrs. Theodore Thomas came into prominence by starting to lecture on theosophy. She is well educated and speaks well, and it is said she made quite a hit. Mrs. Thomas is still a very beautiful woman.
Labels: attorney, automobiles, children, custody, detectives, Divorce, ice, kidnapping, Leavenworth, oklahoma, Police Chief Hayes, women
September 21, 1908
INVENTOR'S FINGERS HURT.
E. T. Winkler Was Making a Demon-
stration With New Machine.
E. T. Winkler yesterday had the fingers on his left hand badly lacerated by the blades of a revolving fan. He was at his shop, 712 Oak street, working on a new invention which he expects will revolutionize the manufacture of ice. The blades shaved nearly half of each finger off. Dr. George Dagg dressed the injuries at the emergency hospital.
Labels: accident, doctors, emergency hospital, ice, inventors, Oak street
August 24, 1908
JAMES YATES DIES SUDDENLY.
An Hour Before the End He Was
Walking About House.
James Yates, 68 years old, president of the Yates Ice Company for many years, died yesterday at his home, Thirty-seventh and Summit streets. Mr. Yates was born in New York and attended college at Schenectady, N. Y., graduating in 1863. He took no part in the civil war, but was engaged in the railroad business for several years and then moved to Atchison, Kas.
Mr. Yates came to this city twenty-two years ago and founded a natural ice company, which eventually supplied most of the ice for the city. He was also the founder of the company now known as the Stewart-Peck Sand Company. Three years ago he organized the Economic Asphalt Company, but last year he sold out his interests in all of his companies, saying that he intended to do nothing but enjoy the rest of his life. Death was due to heart failure, superinduced by liver complaint. Only an hour before he died Mr. Yates was walking around the house.
No children are living, but a widow survives. A brother, Charles Yates, lives in Lincoln, Neb. The funeral arrangements have not been made.
Labels: business, death, ice, New York, Summit street, Thirty-seventh street
August 3, 1908
HOW JARBOE KEPT COOL.
Police Headquarters Desk Sergeant
Did It by Imagination.
Desk Sergeant Holly Jarboe, at police headquarters, has always been a man of an inventive mind. Yesterday, when the heat was most suffocating, he hit upon a plan to keep cool. Back of the booking desk at the Central station is, or was, a picture of an ice-bound boat with the North pole off in the distance. Jarboe sat for some time gazing at the picture and wiping perspiration from his brow and face. Suddenly seizing a pair of scissors from his desk, he took the picture from its place on the wall.
Deftly he cut out four large chunks of ice and the North pole. These he placed in his pocket, to the amazement of his brother officers.
"What's that for, Holly?" questioned Sergeant Patrick Clark.
"I just put a few hunks of ice and the North pole in my pocket to keep me cool," he replied as he place his handkerchief back in his coat pocket.
"Well, you certainly are that imaginative kid," said the sergeant, who later was caught in the act of pilfering the remaining pieces of ice from the picture.
Labels: Central station, Holly Jarboe, ice, police, police headquarters, weather
July 20, 1908
EXPERT MALE ADVICE NEEDED.
Women Salvation Army Officers in
Quandary over Purchase of Horse.
The Salvation Army has purchased a new ice wagon at a cost of $150 and will buy a horse today. The officers at headquarters, most of whom are women, have been looking over horses for the past few days, but have been unable to agree what should be the good points of a steed necessary to draw an ice wagon. They will call in expert male advice today and purchase an animal.
The new wagon will be started Thursday and will make the trip in the East Bottoms, the North end and the McClure district. The old wagon will work in the West Bottoms, which have hitherto been without penny ice, although there has been a crying need for it.
Contributions to the fund amount to $640.77, and 200 families will be daily supplied with ice by the middle of the week. Seven dollars and forty-six cents is the sum of the receipts for the two weeks that the wagon has been running. That means almost four tons of ice distributed.
Labels: animals, East bottoms, ice, North end, Salvation Army, West bottoms
July 10, 1908
NEW RECRUITS TO THE CAMP.
One Hundred Little Ones Will Go to
the Country Today.
Relays of children will be changed today at the Salvation Army's fresh air camp. About 100 will be taken out and the forty-two who have been at the camp a week will be brought back to their homes unless it is found that they need more of the fresh air.
"Mong the principal features of the camp," siad Colonel Blanche B. Cox,"is the supplying of wholesome food. It is our aim to give the children all the meat that it will be good for them to eat in the summer time, but we intend to make a specialty of milk and eggs for their diet We think that proper feeding will do as much good in getting their bodies into health and strength as the fresh air, the exercise, and the sleeping out of doors."
Only $8 came in for the fresh air camp yesterday and $10 for the penny ice.
Labels: charity, children, ice, Salvation Army
July 8, 1908
FIFTY FAMILIES GET ICE.
Penny Wagon Distributed 500
Pounds on First Trip.
Although the day was not exceedingly hot, many poor people were furnished with ice by the Salvation Army upon the inauguration of this charity for the summer season yesterday morning. Some carried the crystal away from the barracks in baskets, others awaited the arrival of the wagon at their respective homes, but all who presented the regulation ticket were furnished without delay. About 500 pounds was distributed, which, at the rate of ten pounds to each customer, was sufficient to supply fifty families.
"The system recently adopted to prevent any one family receiving more than it was entitled to has proven entirely satisfactory," said an Army worker yesterday, "and we expect no repetition of the trouble experienced with dishonest persons last year."
The distribution occasioned considerable interest to persons who happened in the vicinity in which the wagon was working, and always the transaction of giving the big pieces for a 1 cent piece was watched with approved curiosity.
Old women, old men, girls and boys were given ice There was little delay and no disturbance during the transactions. When the really hot weather sets in the wagon will make two trips a day, distributing 2,000 pounds.
Labels: children, ice, Salvation Army, Seniors, weather
June 2, 1908
NO MORE PENNY ICE
FOR THE CITY'S POOR.
SALVATION ARMY WILL DISCON-
TINUE THIS CHARITY.
All Effort and Funds Will Be Cen-
tered in the Summer Camp for
Women and Children -- Dull
in Suicide Bureau.
There will be no penny ice this summer.
The Salvation Army has decided that the money usually expended in this manner will be devoted to other and greater needs, and consequently that plan, which has been so popular among the poor people in the slums, will be discontinued.
The announcement was made yesterday, and when it becomes known to those who have had the benefit of this charitable work a wail of protest undoubtedly will go up. Penny ice has been a boon to the poor of the tenement districts for several years. The people in those districts have begun to look forward to the time when the Salvation Army would start its penny ice wagons.
The idea of the Army officers is to concentrate their work a little more. The time that has been devoted heretofore in the penny ice work will be devoted to the summer camp. Preparations for establishing the camp are already being made and by July 1 it will be ready to accommodate guests. The camp will be located on the Swope grounds south of Swope park as heretofore Preparations are being made to accommodate at least fifty mothers and their children for a week or ten days at a time this year This is on a somewhat larger scale than in previous years, and the officers feel that all the time at their disposal will be necessary to keep the camp going.
Another feature of the Salvation Army's work that may be discontinued after a time is the anti-suicide bureau. "We haven't had a case for months," one of the officers said yesterday.
If this bureau is discontinued it will not be because of a lack of its need, but because it is not being made use of by those who need its services. When the idea was new the bureau was brought into prominence frequently, but for many months there has not been a single application for its services.
"Nevertheless, we are always ready and willing to render services whenever called upon," said Brigadier Blanche Cox yesterday afternoon.
Labels: charity, ice, Salvation Army, Suicide, Swope park
July 30, 1907
IS CAUGHT ON ICE HOOKS.
Driver Falls on Pair of Tongs
Hanging on Wagon.
Charles Arnold, a driver for the Central Ice Company, fell from his wagon last evening near Sixth and Oak streets and was caught by a pair of ice hooks as he fell. One of the prongs entered his chest and made a deep wound, while the other caused a deep scratch across his back. He was treated at the emergency hospital and went to his home.
Labels: accident, emergency hospital, ice, Oak street, Sixth street
July 28, 1907
KANSAS CITY, THE ICE BOX.
This Place Led Country in
Kansas City yesterday was cooler than any summer resort in the United States. The maximum temperature here was 70, the lowest in the country excepting Huron, S. D. Only two places had a lower minimum -- Dodge City, Kas., and Denver, Col., in both of which it rained. When it cleared up in both places it got hotter trhan it was in this city. On the Northern lakes and at other summer resorts, excepting Colorado, it was decidedly hot.
Labels: Denver, ice, weather
July 26, 1907
FINDS CORPSE SITTING UP.
Laborer Shoots Himself Leaning
Against Freight House.
W. C. Hopke, on his way to work at the Interstate Ice Company at 5 o'clock yesterday morning, found the body of a dead man sitting upright against the north side of the Kansas City Southern freight house at Second and Wyandotte streets. The police ambulance was summoned and Dr. Ford B. Rogers found that the man had evidently shot himself. A bullet from a 45-caliber Colt's revolver had entered the right temple, come out at the left temple and imbedded itself in a wooden timber at the dead man's side. The revover was still clutched in the right hand.
Coroner George B. Thompson sent the body to Stine's morgue, where it has remained so far unidentified.
The dead man, who has the appearance of having been a laborer above the common class, appears to be between 47 and 50 years old. He is six feet tall and weighs probably 200 pounds. His complexion is dark, his hair and mustache and eyes are brown and the head is bald. He had only four teeth remaining in the upper jaw. He wore a blue shirt and dark clothes.
Labels: Coroner Thompson, ice, Kansas City Southern, laborer, Second street, Suicide, undertakers, Wyandotte street
June 29, 1907
AN ICE WAGON WAS UPSET.
The Driver Fell to the Ground and
Was Severely Hurt.
The upsetting of an ice cream wagon last night at Cottage and Vine streets brought sever injuries to W. H. Coen, the driver, 55 years old. The team ran away, two wheels passing over Coen's stomach. A half block away the team was caught.
Mr. Coen had started to make too short a turn and cramped the wagon until it toppled over on two wheels. But it toppled back when the driver fell from the seat.
Dr. R. G. Dagg, ambulance surgeon from the Walnut street police station, attended Coen's injuries and took him to his home at 1220 Troost avenue. He has a number of body bruises and may be injured internally.
Labels: accident, Cottage street, doctors, ice, Troost avenue, Vine street, Walnut street police station
May 2, 1907
MERELY A BRAIN STORM.
Emergency Surgeon's Pithy Diagnosis
of Alleged Poisoning Case.
The following record was placed on the "blood book" at the emergency hospital in the city hall at 5 o'clock last night.
"E. Thomas -- Age 30 years -- Color, white -- Residence, 209 East Sixth stret -- Occupation, laborer for People's Ice Company. Remarks --Reported as a carbolic acid poisoning, but turned out to be nothing but a brain storm and no harm done. While there Auntie Watson, landlady, wanted an aching tooth pulled. Had no forceps for that purpose but it was a case of emergency and the tooth had to come out. Finally used a pair of wire pliers. The tooth's out and all's well. -- W. A. Shelton, M. D.
Labels: city hall, emergency hospital, hospitals, ice, Sixth street
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