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Told By Teachers and Employes
at the Reform School.
Boys Beaten and Maltreated by
Supt. Hitchcock.
Boys Lashed With Eawhides on
the Naked Skin.
Others Are Starved and Confined
in Dungeons.
Hitchcock Described as Brutal
and Ignorant.
' There is more trouble at the Reform
school, and trouble of a serious nature at
that. If half the present charges are
true the superintendent of that institu
tion is a brutal man indeed, and has no
business in the position which he occu
pies. About 4 o'clock yesterday E. W. Jus
tice, a teacher at the institution, came to
the state house, saying that he could en
dure the situation at the Reform school
no longer.
Three weeks ago E. W. Justice , ten
dered his resignation, refusing longer to
serve under Hitchcock. The state board
of charities requested him to stay until
the conduct of that institution might be
investigated. Since then Justice says
Hitchcock has made his life miserable.
Yesterday the superintendent issued an 1
order summarily removing Justice, and
appointed the shoemaker, whose name is
Clark, in his place. Justice came at once
to the city and called upon Governor
Lewelling, Attorney General Little and
other state officers. He made charges of
a very serious nature against Superin
tendent Hitchcock, which the board of
charities will be asked to consider.
Hoys Lashed on Their Rare ISsckif.
About four weeks ago, it is charged,
Hitchcock heard a little disturbance in
the bath room, where four boys ranging
from ten to lifteen years of age were
bathing. He pounced down on the boys
and wjih a raw hide whipped them un
mercifully ou thir bare bodies. Justice,
who was just outside the room, had heard
no disturbance. Large welts were raised
on the backs of the boys by the chastise
ment. A short time afterwards another
boy under Justice waa whipped in the
same manner.
Another instance of extreme cruelty
is that charged in the case of Ym. Moon
ey. The boy was working in the sewer
on Friday, several weeks ago. Friday
afternoon Mooney went into the tunnel
and hid in the hope of escape. He
stayed there Friday night and all day
Saturday and was discovered and cap
tured Saturday evening by Ed. Post, one
of the teachers. He took Mooney to a
room and was about to give him some
food, as the boy had eaten nothing pince
Friday noon. Hitchcock appeared on
the scene about this time and said
angrily "not a bite of food shall he have,"
and ordered him locked in the dungeon,
a close, miserable room about 6x12 feet.
Next morning ho was given food, but
nothing more until Sunday evening. He
was kept in the dungeon about a week
before he was considered sufficiently
punished for his infraction.
Decibel ngr the Board.
David Den if. an is another boy who was
sent to the dungeon after being whipped
by the superintendent. When the board
of charities visited the institution, one of
the teachers said, "Hitchcock had Den
man taken from the dungeon, dressed
and put among the boys in his. class.
After they were gone he was returned to
the place of confinement and kept there
for several days."
A short time ago the superintendent
went to Cherokee county on a few days
visit, and while he was absent Mrs.
Hitchcock was in charge. She summoned
the women of the institution and gave
them some orders. Mrs. W. "VV. Wiley,
the wife of one of the teachers, took ex
ceptions to Mrs. Hitchcock's manner and
resigned her position of housekeeper in
one of the cottages. When the superin
tendent returned he gave Mrs. Wiley a
better petition. The men who are press
ing the charges say that this was done to
court Wiley's favor, in view of the pend
ing investigation.
Depends Wholly on Force.
A teacher in the institution Raid?
"Hitchcock doesn't use anything but force
ne is urnorant and inhuman. Ha
never attempts to develop the better na
ture of the boys. He interferes with the
teachers, aud will countermand orders
they make the day after they are made."
If the state board of charities refuses
to remove Hitchcock an investigation
will be demanded of the governor at
The charges have been formulated,
and Noah;" Allen will appear before the
board of " charities today or tomorrow
and demand the removal of Superinten
dent E. C. Hitchcock.
D. T. Jones, an officer on the Topeka
police force, Was discharged by Hitch
cock some time ago. Jones was the en
gineer and his wife the laundress. Jones
said Hitchcock was ignorant and cruel,
and he will be a party to the charges
Wt Cialveston Harbor Poshed.
Demvkr, April 13. The chamber of
commerce has adopted resolutions urging
Colorado's representatives in congress to
use their influence to have the work in
Galveston harbor pushed to completion,
"so that the products of the 6tates west
of the Mississippi river may be shipped
to the markets of the world."
Lon" Wiggin and Hattie Wigein, his
wife, charged with burglarizing a house
east of town and carrying awav house
hold articles valued at $ 08, were bound
over by Justice Furry today in the sum
f 45500 each, which they furnished.
Attorney Wilson Asked to "Plead for the
Dear Younc Girls."
Washington, April 13 Judge Jere M.
Wilson was complimented today by the
presence of a large audience of his cul
leages and of members of congress to
hear his reply to the attacks of CoL Phil
Thompson upon his client and the elo
quent appeals of Major Ben Butter
worth. A startling thing had been urged on
the defendant's behalf, he said, viz: That
this case in all its revelations should not
have been brought.
"Mr. Butterworth ha3 said that we are
to blame for spreading pollution through
this country. If what this defendant has
confessed on the stand be true, it is pos
sible that such things are to be redress
ed. Is it possible that in the sunlight of
bur civilization there is no redress? You
can not tie a mill-stone around his neck
and sink him in the sea for the fishes to
feed upon; you can not shut him in a
cage and double lock it to keep him from
poilutiug the women of the country; you
can not do that, but you can secure the
redress that the laws of the laud have
"I suppose my friend Butterworth
would say that if the third count in this
indictment be true, he would banish the
woman and send the man to congress. I
stand here for higher womanhood. I
stand here to demand the same standard
from woman and man. I stand against
such sentiments as this defendant has
uttered, that such baseuess injures the
man, but destroys the woman. Would
the jury say that this defendant was to
be admittedto their parlors and the outer
gates locked and barred against the
Here Mr. Wilson produced a sheet of
letter paper and said that he could im
agine the mothers of the land sitting up
writing such letters as the imaginary one
he would read. Of course it was sim
ply imaginary, he said, but every one
could see the feminine hand-writing as
the judge held it up, and everyone knew
that it . was one letter from the corres
pondence he has received during the
It was in part as follows:
'Plead for the dear young girls. I
cannot but feel how urgent it is for
every one to watch and pray for them
constantly. I was left in the w-orld
young to care for myself and 1 can re
member how men have tried to rob me
of all that was worth living for. I have
lived a pure life, because I early took
the Lord for my guide, and if I had not
come close to Him the way would have
been very hard."
Doesn't Seem to Protect People on
Soldiers Home Grounds.
Judge J. A. Riner, in the federal court
today, made an important ruling. It was
in the case of John Bozcniau and Henry
Harkins, from the National Soldiers'
home at Leavenworth,-who are charged
respectively with assault with intent to
kill", and assault and battery. They were
indicted by the grand jury in their first
return made to the court, and they en
gaged J. J. Hitt to defend them. Mr.
Hitt took a demurrer to the indictment
on the ground that there is no law cov
ering assaults on government grounds
where the state has ceded jurisdiction,
as is the case at the Leavenworth home.
Judge Riner sustained the demurrer
and quashed the indictment, holding
that there was no provision in the feder
al court for cases of assault, the law pro
viding that in such cases the laws of the
state shall be operative. The judge held
that the ceding of jurisdiction, as was the
case at the soldiers' home, left a very de
fective law, as the result of which an as
sault on the grounds of the soldiers' home
or similar places can not be punished in
either the state or federal courts.
Annual Convention of Kansas Democrat
Editors in Session at Flttsburs.
Pittsburg, Kanv; April 13. The an
nual convention of the Kansas Demo
cratic editorial association is in session
here to-day at the Stillwater hotel parlors-
All of the congressional districts
are represented except the sixth.
Officers for the ensuing year were
chosen as follows: President, B. J.
Sheridan of the Paola Spirit; vice presi
dent, Mrs. Frank Lynch of the Leaven
worth Standard; secretary, T. P. Fulon
of the Pittsburg Messenger; treasurer,
John E. Watrous of the Burlington In
dependent. Leavenworth was chosen as the place
for holding the convention next year on
April 13.
The editors are being royally enter
tained by the citizens. They will be
given a carriage ride this afternoon and
a grand banquet at the hotel this after
Republicans Hoot Them for Sot lifting
Abls to Get a Quorum.
Washington, April 13. The struggle
over the adoption of the new rule to se
cure a voting quorum was resumed
when the house met today. The Repub
licans made a preliminary stand against
the approval of the journal. As soon as
it had been read Mr. Boutelle jumped to
his feet and objected and when Mr.
Dockery moved its approval, the Repub
licans sat silent in their seats.
The prospec. of a quorum today was
hopeless, and as it had been agreed to
call a Democratic caucus to consider the
rules, Mr. Dockery moved an adjourn
ment and at 1 o'clock the house adjourn
ed. The announcement of the caucus read
from the clerk's desk was greeted with
loud Republican cheers and jeers. ' 0
Emperor William in Vienna.
Vienna, April 13. Emperor William
arrived here today and was welcomed at
the southern railroad station by Emperor
Francis Joseph, ten arch dukes, the
heads of the civil and military depart
ments, the municipal authorities and by
the German embassy and its staff.
F. J. Rieger, a young German living
near Tecumseh, has left suddenly for
parts urnown to avoid being lynched
by his neighbors. Rieger is charged by
a little girl eight years old with an at
tempted criminal assault that was only
partially successful.
Leaves His Army in
Mountains Today.
It is Said
That He Has Gone
To Arrange For Provisions for
His Followers.
Kelly'sCommonweal to Stop One
Day in Denver,
Then to Come East Over
Union Pacific
Will Go Through This City
Monday or Tuesday.
Addison, Pa., April. 13. The men in
the army of the commonweal were early
astir and joyously basked in the sun that
for the second time in a week' arose clear
and warm. The members of the army
had a cozy nook in which to sleep, being
Augustine's commodious barn.
While a number dropped to sleep on
the lirst floor the majority preferred the
upper berth in the hay mow and enjoyed
a comfortable sleep. Breakfast waa
served at 7:30 o'cloctc, an hour earlier
than has been the custom, by reason of a
proposed earlier start of the caravan.
The tramp today was through the high
est portion of the Allegheny. This is
the point where snow falls in July.
While Gen. Coxey has very suddenly
and quietly disappeared, it is not thought
he has abandoned his cause. It is an
nounced that his leaving was for the pur
pose of looking after supplies, although
Marshal Browne, in a general order, an
nounces that they are already sufficient
to feed the men to the Potomac. It is no
secret that there has been a decided
clash of authority .between Coxey, Browne
and Smith, who is termed the "Un
known." The latter thoroughly detest each other
and it is not infrequent that they have a
wordy passage at arms along the line of
Browne's Daily Address.
Lieutenant Browne today issued the
following "general order."
"Comrades: You have not only won
the respect of every admirer of the heroic'
but you have demonstrated in still more
forcible manner the fact that you are not
the lazy and vicious class that some of
the newspapers brand you. On the con
trary, you have proved pourself worthy
of the proudest name on the roll of
"When I asked you if you if you felt
like going out in the blinding snowstorm
up the steep slope of the mountains, not
knowing where you were to camp any
more than myself, I confess I expected
to see you falter. But every one of you
responded except poor Frank Miller,
commune C, group 16, a Pittsburg mill
hand. He was too sick to go through,
and was taken to a hospital. That the
wind is sometimes tempered to the shorn
lamb is exemplified in our unfortunate
"You need fear nothing more severe
than you have experienced, on the rest
of the journey, and when you reach the
other side of the mountains your names
will be emblazoned on the scroll of fame,
As Henry V said to his men after the
battle of Agincourt, you names will be
as familiar as household words."
Mary landers Oreatly Alarmed.
Baltimore, April 13. A special to
the Sun from Frederick, Md, says: The
people of Frederick are becoming very
much exercised over the statement made
by lion. Jere Jackson of Chicago, who
passed through Frederick for Washing
ton a day or two ago. Jackson said the
Coxey army of which he claimed to be
the advance guard, would pass through
Frederick the 22nd or 23 of this month.
Many persons speaking upon the sub
ject say the governor of Maryland ought
to prevent this influx of undesirable men
to the state. If the Coxeyites ever reach
Washington, Maryland will not only
suffer by the passage through of it of
the army, but will be the disbanding
place of men from all sections of the
The probability of the army invading
Maryland is made more certain by the
non-action of the governors of other
states, who seem to act wisely in not
only speeding the army through their
states, but in giving them all the recruits
possible. ,
Bakers Work All Night Baking: Bread for
Gen. Kelly's Army.
Cheyenne, Wyo., April 13. The In
dustrial army under Gen. Kelly break
fasted to-day at Red Buttes, the first sta
tion east of Laramie. Cheyenne will
supply the next meal. All the bakers in
town have been working all night bak
ing bread and 1,500 loaves and three
beeves will be given the army when it
reaches here.
The general desire of the army is to be
taken to Denver, and ' while the route
after leaving here has not been definite
ly decided upon, it is probable that Den
ver will be the objective point.
Dispatches from Union Pacific officers
who are on the industrial special train
state that the men are orderly. The
army will reach here at 3 o'clock today.
Kelly's Army Determines to Come
Through this State Going: East.
Laramie, Wyo., April 13. Kelly'a
army has decided to go to Denver, stop
one day and then go to Kansas City,
where they expect help from the Popu
lists. They will reach Denver oa Saturday
Are Wanted at Dunbar,
Fa., to
Corn the Coke Strikers.
IIa:r:ri8:btjh.g, Pa., April 13. A call has
been received at the executive depart
ment from Dunbar, in the Coke regions,
for troops.
The situation in the southern end of
the region is said to be -critical, while in
the southern district the works are grad
ually in operation.
A dispatch from Pittsburg says that
Chairman Frick and Secretary Lovejoy,
of the Frick coke company, have re
ceived no information that would indi
cate the necessity for calling on the
.The Pittsburg dispatch says: A message
received at the executive department
late last night from L. & W. R. Wister
ifc Co., of Dunbar owners of the Dunbar
furnace, stating that the situation justi
fies the governor in calling out the troops.
The firm complains that their men are
willing to work, but that they are intimi
dated and obstructed by the strikers.
Governor Pattlson is in Pittsburg to
day. -There is nothing at the adjutant
general's office to indicate that the troops
will be called out. Private Secretary
Tate intimates that the executive will
not call out the state guard unless the
sheriff of Fayette county notified him
that he has exhausted his' power to pre
serve peace, and asks the assistance of
the military.
Steeples and Towers Black With People
; Armed With Spy Glasses.
Usiontown, Pa., April 1& The south
ern section of the coke fields has been
the headquarters of the strikers today,
and between 400 and 500 armed men have
been marching through the regions sur
rounding the towns since daylight. The
excitement has been at hijhwater mark
and the towers and steeples have been
black with people who. with glasses are
watching the actions of the mob.
It Arrives at
Vandalia Where the City
Supplies It.
Vandalia, Ills., April 13. The first
California regiment of the United States
industrial army, numbering about
400 men, under the command
of Gen. Frye, arrived in Vandalia this
afternoon. The army presents a desti
tute appearance.
By an act of the city council, provis
ions sufficient for the meals will be pro
vided for them.
Although He Seem Eqally Guilty With
the Other Men.
.The three men who are charged with
burglarizing a Rock Island freight car last
Friday night and stealing twenty dozen
overalls, were given their preliminary
hearing before Justice Chesney this
morning, and they were bound over to
the district court in the sum of $500
each. The men who are bound over are
Charles Anderson, Sam Levy and James
The evidence against the accused men
was complete,.
Officers Owen, Blumenstock, Capron
Arterbridge and Hicks told of the arrest
of the men and the discovery of the gbeda
The foreman of the Rock Island freight
depot at Kansas City, was on hand with
papers to show that the consignment in
question was sent by freight to Schilling
Bros', at Herington, last Friday afternoon;
and the freight agentat Herington said
that when an inventory of the car was
made it was short one case of dry
goods. After consultation with
their attorneys, Joe Ensminger and W.
E. Dom, the men decided that anything
they might say would be of no avail, so
they waived the testimony for the de
fense. J. C. Ury of Topeka, who is the fourth
man involved in the robbery, is being
examined this afternoon. The original
charge against him, that of larceny, was
withdrawn and another complaint which
charges him with receiving stolen good3,
has been filed in its place.
On the Great Northern Koad by the
American Hallway Union.
Minneapolis, Minn., April 13. A spe
cial to the Journal from Spokane Falls,
Wash., says: A general order has been
received here to all members of the
American Railway union employed on
the Great Northern to stop work today
at noon.
The order says: "Do not go to work
until the restoration "of wages paid in
August, 1893," and is signed by J. Hogaa
and Roy Goodwin, committee. Aoout
150- men are affected here. It is be
lieved they will obey and trouble is anti
cipated. Both employes and officials of the road
In the Twin City deny that any strike
has been ordered, or that there will be
one. They know of no order to strike,
nor of any disagreement between the
company and its employes.
Ordered West or Minola.N. D.
St. Paul, April 13. One of the local
officers of the American railway men's
union says that a strike has been ordered
on the present Great Northern railway
west of Minola, N. D., unless the com
pany agreed to the men's terms by 1
o'clock to-day. The eastern division is
not yet organized for a strike. He be
lieves the company will temporize and
thereby prevent an immediate strike.
Democratic National Committeemen Do
Not Lilte His speech.
Washington, April 13. The Examiner
has sent telegraphic requests to the
chairman of the Democratic national
committee of the various representative
states requesting expressions of opinion
on the attitude of Senator Hill, of New
York, toward the Democratic party.
The representatives show an almost
unanimous sentiment in opposition to
Senator Hill's course. Some of them as
Bert that he is no longer a Democrat, and
advise him to join the Republican party,
whose policy of protection he so unad
visedly upholds. A minority of the
answers attempt to laud or excuse Sena
tor Hill, while a few decline to express
an opinion.
Uen. Sloeum Minkins Fast.
Brooklyn, N. Y., April 13. Gen. H.
W. Slocum is weaker today. He had a
sinking spell last night.
Judge Dundy Orders Former
Wagres Restored
To Union Pacific Employes at
All Points.
Says Judge Caldwell Misstated
the Facts,
And Took Malicious Pleasure in
Restricting Him.
Omaha, Neb., April IS. Judge Dundy
has ordered the wages of the Union Pa
cific employes restored to the old rate.
This applies to all the employes of the
Union Pacific, whose salaries were cut
last September. The order directs the
receivers to restore the old wage sche
dule, "so far as it relates to the men rep
resented by the petitioners and others
similarly situated; and in cases where
the men receive less than $60 per
month the increased pay shall commence
on the first day of March last and in all
cases where the men receive $60 per
month or over the increased pay shall
commence on the first of the present
The opinion rendered in connection
with the order is a very extensive one,
covering the entire history of the wage
troubles on the Union Pacific road and
the hearing before Judge CaldwelL
Judge Dundy declares that Judge Cald
well in his famous order misstated facts
and took' malicious pleasure in passing
strictures on him.
Affects 6,000 Men.
The decision affects nearly 6,000 men
in the employ of the company. During
the course of his opinion, J udge Dundy
said: "A week or so ago, the trainmen in
the employ of the Union Pacific had a
hearing before Judge Caldwell where
the wage question was under considera
tion. That case in all essentials particu
lars was the same as this one. A written
opinion was filed in the case.
"Some facts are stated in the opinion
one or two important facts are omitted
entirely. I propose to give a history
of the case and the reasons that lead to,
making of the order that has been so ex
tensively criticised and denouueed. This
I do here and now because it is the only
opportunity I have had for stating the
reasons on which action was based.
Much of the opinion has been devoted
to the occupation and business qualifi-,
cations of the receivers who happened
to be appointed ; without consulta
tion with the senior circuit judge
"Much of it is devoted to the alleged'
character of the injunction allowed, and
which was under consideration by the
court and much of it is devoted to that
part of the order which authorized the
receivers to put the wage schedule in
force on the first day of March 1894. The
author of that opinion seems to have ta
ken great if not malicious pleasure in
passing his strictures on what had been
done in connection with the matter then
under consideration
No One Questions the Right.
"No one probably questions the right
to do so, but many, very many, have
questioned the good taste and decency
of the manner in which the hearing was
had and the opinion prepared.
"The reasons for revoking my order
are not made to us. It cannot be con
tended that- the portion of the order in
question was contrary to law or justice or
reason, and that it was revoked for such
reasons. The only reason thought to exist
for its revocation is that source from
which it emanated. Hereafter if any of
these poor men have a grievance they
want heard in court, it may be some
what expensive for them to travel eight
or ten hundred miles fprn here to hunt
up the Source of power' the 'fountain
head of justice,' before whom an appli
cation might be made for leave to file a
petition asking to have the wrong re
dressed, which right was fully accorded
to all such by order in question, until it
was revoked." ' -
State House Official Well Pleased With
Their "Republican Scandal Unearthed."
In regard to the irregularities of the
last Republican administration of the
state school fund commission, which is
printed on another page. State Superin
tendent Gaines said this afternoon:
"This affair will not be allowed
to go unnoticed although Coun
ty Attorney Safford refuses to
prosecute. Governor Lewelling will au
thorize the attorney general to prosecute
and all the interested parties will be ar
rested and if they get out of the scrape
by pleading statute of limitations all
right. We don't know whether the lim
itation act applies or noC
Ex-Attorney General John N. Ives,
who was a member of the state school
fund commissioners for two years " just
prior to the present administration,
and who is familiar with the
transactions, said: "Mr. McGinley
obtained those warrants in a regular way
as he was the authorized agent through
whom the school "fund commission pur
chased bonds from the various Counties
and school districts. , In several instances
I do not know whether those cited today
are the ones I knew about or not,
but on several occasions Mr. McGinley
made use of the funds entrusted to hia
care, but he made everything good when
it was demanded. While his transactions
were irregular, I do not think a criminal
charge against him would hold.
"Wr. Winans was very much worked
about the affair and he did hia utmost to
straighten affairs out as soon as it was
carriage licenses have been issued by
the probate court to William M. Miller
and Mary A. Seybold of Richland and to
Fritz Higart and Hattie Zeiger of St.
Shirts mended by the Pesrlesa.
The Distinguished Jurist Passed Away
at New Vorlt Today.
New York, April 13. David Dudley
Field, the distinguished jurist and
writer on law reform, died today at No. 22
Grammercy Place.
Mr. Field arrived from Italy only last
Wednesday on the Columbia. He had
gone abroad to take Christmas dinner
with his only child, Lady Musgrave, and
to attend the 21st - birthday celebration
of his eldest son, Dudley Field Musgrave.
His daughter is the "widow of Sir An
thony Musgrave, who was governor of
Queensland, Australia, when he died.
She is living at East Grinsead in Sussex,
about twenty miles from London. Hu
then traveled about on the continent and
took the steamer from Genoa for home.
He has been at his home at 22 Gram
mercy Park since his return and waa
thought to be in good health for a man
of his age 80 years.
He was taken with pneumonia Wednes
day night. He had expected to spend
the summer among the Berkshire hill.-,
where he was born. He was engaged in
writing his autobiography. Only la.-t
Wednesday he remarked: "My one great
ambition is to have my codes adopted
all over the world. They are written
and published. It is only a question of
time when they will be accepted."
David Dudley Field was born in Had
dam, Connecticut, in 1805, and was edu
cated at Williams college. He was ad
mitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced
the practice of law in New York City.
He gained destinction by his writing
on law reform aud was appointed in 1807
president of a commission to digest a
political code, a penal and a civil code.
He was a brother of Cyrus W. Field
and Stephen J. Field, justice of the
United States supreme court, and was
the oldest graduate of Williams college,
Laving been graduated in 1825.
Carrie Walson starts an Interact
ing UlacuMioa.
At the session of the Kansas Academy
of Language and Literature this morning
Miss Carrie M. Watson of Lawrence,
read a paper on "Bibliography of Kan
sas," in which she reviewed the varioiu
works of Kansas authors.
She read several short poems. A gen
eral discussion was had alter this paper.
It was proposed that a list of all Kansas
books be made. Prof. Whilteni:n
wanted to know what "Kansas book.-''
should include; whether i-y
Kansans, or books about Kau
nas. Dr. Peter McVicar said: "Ic
is said that people in registering at tho
hotels in the east would sign themselves,
formerly from Kansas.' .Now they si in
themselves 'never in Kansas. " lit
moved that the academy make a lit-! ul'
all books written by Kansans, all written
by people who were formerly Kausan.-,
aud all books relating to Kansas. Tiie
motion carried.
Miss Wafsou will 'have charge.
Prof." A. G. Cantield gave a short tallc
on "Kansas Literary clubs."
The Kansas Academy of Language and
Literature met in its second session this
morning at the Washburn college chapel.
Miss Adelaide Stich played a pleasing
piano solo, after which Miss Viola V.
Price read an interesting paper on "The
Growth of the Arthurian-Legend." Miss
Price is a teacher in the Southwestern
University at Winfield. Her paper waa
full of new ideas.
"The Faust Legend," by Prof. Robert
Hay, was an interesting paper. Prof,
Hay i3 a geologist of wide renown.
Mrs. II. G. ioler of North Topeka,
read a paper of interest, entitled: "Key
notes Major and Minor."
One of the finest papers of the mornin g
was read by Miss Florence Reasoner of
Leavenworth. It was entitled: "A Study
of Matthew Arnold." Miss Reasoner i
not only a very attractive young lady,
but is an excellent writer, and her paper
was much enjoyed. She told cf tlm
works of Matthew Arnold and of hi3 dis
position and temperament.
This was followed by a vocal solo by
Miss Edna Pierce. It was the "La Mia
Picerella," by Gomez, and she rendered
it in an excellent way.
In the programme this afternoon aro
Dialect Notes, W. H. Carruth. Ph. I).,
Lawrence; a dialect sketch Formerly
of Kansas, William C. Campbell, Topeka;
a dialect poem United States English,
Joseph G. Waters, Topeka.
The Use of Psychology in Self-development,
F. S. Blayney, Ph. D. Abilene;
College Reading, the Rev. W. A. tuayle,
Baldwin; University Extension, F. W.
Blackm'ar, Ph. D. Lawrence.
A supper will be served to the mem
bers of the academy at 6 p. m. today ia
the Washburn Library building.
This evening Bishop J. H. Vincent
will deliver an address on "Out-of-School
lloston's Kxclusive University Club Opens
Apartments to Women.
Boston, April 13. The exclusive Uni
versity club will open apartments for
women in its elaborate club house on
Beacon Hill.
The new suite will consist of a parlor
and dining room in the present structure
and a room about thirty-rive feet square
will be constructed on the water feiJe,
commanding a fine view of the river
Charles. The changes, it is thought, will
be completed in about two months.
It Will Ite Iltnd.il Io wn in Relation to
Bondholders Tomorrow.
Milwaukke, April 13.' At 2 o'clock"
tomorrow afternoon Judge Jenkins will
hand down his decision on the applic a
tion of certain stockholders of the North
ern Pacific railroad for the removal of
the receivers
Richest Man in Missouri lnd.
St. Louis, April 13. John T. I)avM
rated the richest man in Missouri die !
at his home here to-day of kidney dis
ease He was 52 years of age and was
the son of Samuel C. Davis who coming
here from Boston, Mass., was the pioneer
wholesale dry goods dealer of this city.
John T. Davis' wealth has been esti
mated at $25,000,000. He leaves a widow
aud three children, two of them grown

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