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Did Not Forget Children at lie
form School.
Two Large Christmas Trees
Were Revealed.
Candy and Gifts Showered Up
on the Children."
For an Hour They Are Then
Given Freedom of Play Room.
There are hundreds of children in the
great state of Kansas who fared not so
well, this Christmas Day, as did the 175
boys in the Kansas State Reform school.
This clustter of buildings that lie com
pactly together In the fields northwest
of North Topeka, was ablaze with light
last night, when the inmates were given
their annual Christmas treat. At noon
today, in the great mess hall under the
chapel, the same 175 waifs of humanity
attacked 40 fat turkeys, provided for
their Christmas fare, and hid them bit
by bit under their gray jackets.
These little fellows are an interesting
lot of youngsters. At the tender ages, of
10 to 18, as they variously range, the ma
jority of them have seen more of the
seamy side of life than many persor
encounter In a lifetime. If the brief
life-story of each is known, there is a
big heart-ache drawn from every sym
pathetic soul. So many of the set drawn
faces are of the degenerate type that the
task of making good boys out of bad
undertaken by the state is an enormous
one Every other seat, almost, holds its
contorted face that is kept still hardly
a moment, showing this and that little
fellow the victim of nervous diseases as
well as other abnormalities.
But last night was a proud and happy
occasion for them. For a week or mora
the Christmas entertainment has bten
the uppermost thought fllling in their
routine of work, study and play. For
several days the Reform school team
has been sent scurrying in and out from
the school to the city, over the hard, fro
zen roads and around 15 corners carry
ing in the packages and parcels that
distinguish Christmas tide. These 15 cor
ners to turn in the road from Kansas
avenue to the school are said to be the
least tortuous route. The driver says be
cai. do worse and dizzy the clearest head
that attempts the journey. But the boys
oared not whether there were 15 turns in
the road cr 50. Perhaps never thought
of it. Under discipline they had little to
say, but the anticipation aroused by
those mysterious packages, who can
measure? ,
In the school chapel last night, the
fruit of all these preparations were
made evident. At either corner of the
platform stood a tall Christmas tree.
They glivtered with silver bells and tin
sel, and their branches were loaded with
the gifts of books, pictures, neckties,
kerchiefs and all the toys and knick
knacks that delight the heart of a boy.
Ropes of evergreen and holly stretched
overhead. On the walls in white and
evergreen were the usual mottoes, "Peace
on earth, good will to men," "Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year."
First the school band played several
overtures while the preliminaries were
being arranged and the visitors seated.
Then the boys that had been drilled for
choir singing and the ones who had rec
itations, marched to their places on the
platform and the programme of exer
ciass was carried out.
As the choir sang the opening Christ
mas carol the front row boys held high
their singing books before their faces.
They sang the words by rote and peeped
under the bottom of the "joyous echoes"
at the great wash baskets full of pea
nuts and candy that stood at their feet.
One little fellow's bump of curiosity
Eemed insatiable. He was plump-faced
and large-eyed. His gaze was riveted on
the heaped up goodies at his feet the
greater part of the evening.
How those boys with declamations
did recite. They intoned their dialogue,
piping a shrill falsetto for the female
parts, with head turned to cne side, and
talking gruff and husky with lowering
look when it was the "old man" that
tpoke. When the Arkansawer shrieked
Sal! Sal!" to his love and drew himself
up into a comical gesture, a burst of
hysterical and appreciative giggle3 re
warded his efforts.
The last number of the programme,
which was marked by its popular and
varied selections throughout, was a cake
walk on a limited scale. Ten little dark
ies lined up and sang that tuneful ditty
of the minstrel man's, woes with the
googoo eyes." It was suspicious how
the boys crowded off into one corner,
but when the chorus came around it
was .explained. They made a double
circle of the stage in the cake walk step.
The enthusiasm they threw into it and
the merriment were Infectious and it
secured a big hit.
The distribution of presents followed.
There were candy, nuts, oranges and a
necktie for each boy, provided by the
institution. Then the mysterious pack
ages that had been coming in for days
yielded up their treasures. There was
everything that a boy usually gets from
Santa Claus, except noisy toys and dan
gerous ones. One little chap received a
soap box as big as himself, containing
at least J15 worth of gifts. Every young
ster received, two or more presents.
There were not so many pairs' of skates
this year, because ice has been scarce,
perhaps. Every boy in the institution
Is supplied, however.because such treas
ures are handed down from the out
going to the incoming. There was a
patent top for each member of the A
family, or youngest group, and" a croko
noie board and various other boxes of
games for each of the four "families"
for joint and common use.
Laden with their candies and gifts,
there was no bed for the boys for an
hour after the exercises ended. They
were taken to their several play rooms
and given free play. Off came their
heavy shoes and in bare feet they pat
tered over the warm tiled floor, gorged
their sweetmeats, idled with their toys
and took account of stock.
The choir sinking by the bovs was plead
ing to hear and was entered into with
keen spirit Mr. E. H. Shumwav gives
the little fellows their musical drill right
along. One of the songs that everv in
mate joins in most heartily is Mr. Shum
way's arrangement of the popular war
time song "A Hot Time in the Old Town
Tonight." The song is as follows:
We're a band of jolly fellows and we're
staying here just now
To get an education and to learn to dig
and plow.
iWe don't propose to "monkey" when we
itaow "Us best to be
A truthful, happy set of boys as ever you
did see.
Ie us all, then, do just what is right.
Strive for honor, work with all our might.
Then when free, and loved ones are in
There'll be a hot time In the old town
that night.
Don't think because In uniform you see
us every day.
That we have to work forever never
have a bit of play.
Don't think we're the only ones that ever
went astray.
For we know that "there are others" who
will come when we're away.
Now, we don't propose to murmur, and
we don't propose to sigh.
And we don't propose to grumble, and we
sweet by-and-by.'
n, Preparing and carrying out the
Christmas treat Superintendent W. S.
Hancock. Assistant Superintendent E. M.
",a" ". runny Lowe, Airs.
V'., owS .ne teachers of the institution
wn assist In the Sunday school were
-iiieir euoris were repaid bv the
evident enjoyment that accrued to "their
cnni-wno Vf f.,..... tt a , .....
vT 1. Duniauay ana Vincent
or the board of charities made generous
lo uuperintenaent Han
cock, s general request for Christmas cheer
lor the boys. Mr. Hornaday donated $10,
. vmeent the same amount in presents
and the state set aside $25.
Superintendent Hancock and Assistant
Superintendent Misner were not forgot
ten by Santa Claus. either. Thev re
F,ve each a handsome lamp, the gift of
the officers and employes. Mr. Shumway
was remembered also with a gold watch.
Slven by the same and the boys.
the programme of exercises rendered
was as follows:
Invociation by Miss Koontz.
Song "Angel Hosts Adore Thee."
Recitation by six little bovs.
Declamation "Too Utterly Utter," by
Xjee Thompson.
Song "Shout Aloud In Wildest Joy."
Recitation "The First Christmas" (Lew
Wallace), by Claude Debault.
Recitation "An Arkansawer In Love,"
by Charlev Caton.
-.j.j.itri uopsn t mow i m Com
ing Home." Frank Weatherly
Song 'Piekaninny Lullaby."
Dumont uuler ixam," Frankie
Song "Earth's New Born Savior."
Splecttnn "f "rQ t
Hams. w-
Recitation "Night After Christmas,"
Harry Dillon.
Song A Medlev.
-ireci,tStI2,n T l'The Farmer and the
heel.". Fred Lambert,
Song "Goo! Goo! Eyes."
President and Mrs. McKInley
Eat Dinner Prlrately.
Washington, Dec. 25. Christmas day
was generally observed here all ol the
churches holding special services. At
the White House the president and Mrs.
McKinley dined alone and spent a good
part of the day together in their private
apartments. In the afternoon several
personal friends called, btt remained
tnly a short time. The government de
partments were closed and until late la
the day the streets presented an almost
deserted appearance.
But It Is Being Celebrated to an Un
usual Degree in England.
New Tork, Dec. 25. A dispatch ta the
World from London says:
London is luxuriating in a foggy,
damp and miserable Christmas. Never
theless, not for many years has Christ
mas business of all kinds been so brisk
or expenditures so lavish among the
well-to-do classes, despite the war and
the heavy taxation, indicating that the
wave of Industrial prosperity is still
Queen Victoria has a large family
gathering at Osborne," including 'vmany
of her great grandchildren. The queen
has not benefited appreciably by the
change in the mild air of the Isle of
Wight, and she only takes one short
drive before lunch each day in a closed
At Windsor Castle has lust been car
ried out the- three centuries old custom
of roasting a 200-pound baron of beef
from one of the queen's prime steers. It
takes ten or twelve hours to cook the
beef before a huge fire, consuming half
a ton of coal, fifty bundles of firewood
and 200 huge billets of dried wood. The
baron of beef was taken to Osborne to
be placed on the queen's sideboard, with
the royal monogram and a Christmas
motto artistically executed upon it in
shredded horseradish.
The queen touches the monster joint
before Christmas day luncheon with a
knife and then it is cut up by the chief
butler and all the household, from the
royal guests down to the scullions have
luncheon off it.
The Prince of Wales has a family par
ty at Sandringham, but he returns to
London on Wednesday, as Christmas
festivities bore him.
Lord Salisbury has his family round
him at Hatfield house, including the fit si
lorl of the treasury, Arthur Balfour; the
president of the board of trade. Gerald
Balfour.First Lord of the Admiralty Sel
borne and Under Secretary of For
eign Affairs Cranborne.
Thus the premier makes good the Joke
at his expense by Lord Rosebery, who
said that the country could feel assured,
if any crisis arose in Christmastide, the
effective section of the ministry would
all have their legs under the same ma
hogany at Hatfield.
Preliminary Joint Note of the
Powers Dellyered to CMng.
Pekin, Dec. 25. The preliminary Joint
note was delivered today to the Chinese.
Li Hung Chang found that he was un
able ,to attend the meeting of the min
isters and his credentials and those of
Prince Ching were presented by the
latter to the foreign envoys.
Prince Ching replying to the Spanish
minister, Senor B. J. Decologan. who
presented the note said he would im
mediately communicate its contents to
the emperor and assured the ministers
that a speedy reply was the desire of
the court, as it felt that all China wants
peace and prosperity.
Lively Paris Boxing Match
Paris, Dec. 25. A boxing match at the
Hippodrome yesterday between George
Golwin and Ted Cantrell, for five thou
sand francs resulted in Cantrell's de
feat who was knocked out at the con
clusion of the second round by a. blow
under the heart. The police commis-i
sioner, who was present, announced that
he would take proceedings against
Registry Clerks in the Postofiice
at Chicago
Rebel Against Working Four
teen Hours a Day.
The Other Strikers Then Return
to Wort.
The Superintendent Says Con
ditions Couldn't Be Helped.
Chicago, Dec. 25. A strike among
clerks of the registry division of the
general postoffiee yesterday menaced for
a time the prompt delivery of thousands
of Christmas gifts. Extra hours of work
was the grievance of a score of opera
tives who during the holiday rush have
been compelled to labor fourteen hours
a day. The trouble was quickly ad
justed by the postofflce authorities, who
suspended the leader of the strikers.
The rank and file of the protesting clerk3
then returned to their labors.
Superintendent Marr, of the registry
division, said: "The mails were flooded
this year, and there is no other way
than to make the clerks work. We are
handling 16 per cent, more work this
year than in 1899. I have thirty-six
men assisting the regular force, and I
would add still more, but for the fact
that there are no experienced hands,
and we cannot break in greenones. Some
of the employes complained to me, but
after explaining the situation they re
turned to work, and I anticipate no fur
ther trouble. The leader of the strikers
refused "to work any longer, and there
was no course left open for us but to
suspend him."
Cabinet Members Leave Town and
festivities Are Few.
New Tork, Dec. 25. A dispatch to
the Tribune from London says:
The public offices at Whitehall have
been left under the charge of janitors1
and night clerks, and the cabinet min
isters are entertaining family parties in
their country houses during the holi
days. How large will be the cabinet
council at Hatfield is uncertain; prob
ably will not exceed three members.
Lansdowne is at Bowood with a. large
company. The Duke of Devonshire is at
Chatsworth with a big shooting party.
Sir Michael Hicks-Beach is at Coin St.
Aldwyne, in Gloucestershire, and Cham
berlain is at Hignbury, as he was hve
years ago when the holiday recreation
was interrupted by tidings of the Jame
son raid, and he was brought back to
London -In hot haste by a special train.
The soldier of fortune who then men
aced his peace of mind is now read
ing French novels on the Bay of Bis
cay, in the first reaches of his voyage to
Cape Town. Dr. Jameson has slipped
out of London quietly and has taken
passage for South Africa without ob
servation. His health has improved un
der the rigor of medical treatment here
and he has succeeded in eluding inter
viewers and gossips during his pro
tracted stay.
The American ambassador will have a
family party at Carlton bouse terrace.
his wife and daughter having, returned
from the continent in improved health.
Secretary Henry White will entertain
his colleague, Ridgeley Carter, and other
guests at Wilton. The naval attache
has recovered from a long illness, but
is unable to go out of town for Christ
mas. Richard Croker is not a diplomatic
personage, and his holiday recreations
can only be surmised. It is reported
that he is recruiting his health and talk
ing about horses at his country home,
and is not concerned over the onslaught
made by Governor Roosevelt upon his
friends in the district attorney's office.
George J's Palatial Home at Lake
wood Prepared For the Holidays.
New York, Dec. 25. George J. Gould's
palatial home in Lakewood is gayly
decked for the holidays. Everywhere
throughout the spacious mansion and at
the "court" the scarlet-berried holly and
pungent-scented evergreen is lavishly
displayed in wreaths and stars and fes
toons, giving delightful bowerlike effects
to the elegantly furnished rooms. The
quantities of this green foliage used
have been enormous, and the ordinary
large traffic of Lakewood at this season
has been much increased by the Gould
decorations, to the benefit of the farm
ers for miles around.
Mrs. Gould entertained today a few of
the guests who will make up her large
house party for the latter part of the
week,, when farewells to the old and wel
come to the new year will have the par
ticipation of a brilliant social array.
Today's guests included Mr. Carter of
New York, an uncle of Mrs. Gould; Miss
T3thel Barrymore, Miss Greta Pomeroy,
Miss Ethel Henry of London, in whose
honor the reception was given at Geor
gian Court on Friday afternoon, and
Mrs. Henry, mother of that charming
social entertainer of over-sea fame.
The big hospitable mansion will be
filled this week, and the full complement
of holiday guests are expected on Fri
day. On that day there will be two
belated Christmas trees, one of rich
fruitage at the house for the children
and party, and one at the court for the
lengthy roll of Gould servants, none of
whom will be forgotten. There will be
a varied list of amusements at the
court, which is equal in its facilities to
all entertaining demands. Dinners at
the house will be enlivened with music
by a banjo and mandolin club from
New York, with orchestral music during
the evening. .
The party is planned to fill the house,
and will include. In addition to those
now there, Mrs. Hermann Oelrichs, Mrs.
Stuy vesant Fish, the Duke of New
castle, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Ran
dolph, Dewolf Cutting, P. J. Collier,
Robert J. Collier, many polo friends of
Mr. Gould and others socially promi
nent. The party will break up Monday
week. "
Secretary of McClure's Dies.
New York, Dec. 25. Albert A. Brady,
secretary of the S. S. McClure company,
died on Sunday In Rome. Mr. Brady had
been suffering from heart trouble and
for a year tad been unable to attend
to business. He wen to Germany last
spring for treatment, and was in Rome
with his family on the way to spend the
winter in Egypt, when he died.
. . ...
Satisfaction Expressed Over Abroga
tion of Clayton-Bulwer Treaty.
' St. Petersburg, Dec. 25. The Novoe
Vremya, discussing the English news
paper indictment of the United States
senate for "its unparalleled attempt to
overturn the Clayton-Bulwer treaty,"
says: . . .. , .
The case is not unusual. Conditions
have changed, and the treaty must
change. Russia afforded an example in
1S70 in declaring that ehe was no longer
bound by her promise not to maintain
war vessels in the Black sea. ' .
The Boerse Gazette says: Russia Is
gratified by America's diplomatic vic
tory over England. Western Eurona
dislikes the Monroe doctrine because it
desires to -grab territories everywhere.
Russia, which has sympathized with
America since her independence, which
liquidated American possessions to
America, toas nothing against the Mon
roe doctrine, and the eld sympathies
have grown more cordial iu China.
They Tell Him jThat Officers
Are on the Wrong Track.
Chicago, Dec. 25. A special to the
Tribune from Omahat, Neb., says:
Another important development in the
Cudahy kidnaping case has been report
ed to the police In the discovery in a.
barn near Pacific Junction, Iowa, 22
miles south and just across the river,
of a pony answering the description of
the one ridden by one of the abductors.
It was left there, apparently, by some
.agent of the fugitives. The saddle was
In a neighboring barn, and a pair of
trousers was in the shed in which, the
pony had been abandoned.
E. A. Cudahy in speaking of the case
last night said: "There are some im
portant developments but for obvious
reasons I can not state them for pub
lication. The detectives have found
some clews that seem to point in the
right direction. I think the discovery
of the lantern which , marked the place
where I deposited the ransom is an im
portant clew. The lantern has been
Identified by Pat McGrath, who was
with me when I delivered the money.
A more important clew however will be
in hand when we get the horse which,
one of the men used on the night of the
kidnaping. A horse answering the des
cription of the one used by the kidnapers
has been picked up at Pacific Junction
and the animal will be brought to Om
aha at once. If this proves to be the
horse actually used by the kidnapers it
ought to aid us considerably in securing
accurate descriptions of the men we are
"The published story that there were
only two men implicated in the crime
is incorrect, because two men were in
the buggy that carried off my boy and
a third man followed on horseback. My
son thinks he could identify only one
of the kidnapers-the one who remained
with him in the house. This man talked
a great deal to the boy,a.nd Eddie thinks
be could identify him byhis voice,
"I received a letter this morning and
another one this evening signed 'Eloise
T.,' in which the writer tells me that the
men who did the kidnaping are not in
Omaha; that we are on the wrong track
altogether. These letters were written
on the letter paper of the Windsor hotel
of Omaha and posted from Cincinnati.
The writer makes no attempt to open
negotiations with me for the disclosure
of the guilty persons and I think the
letters were written to divert us from
the right track. We shall net pay any
attention to these letters."
Chief of New England Department
. Transferred to Philadelphia.
Boston, Dec. 25. Lieutenant Colonel
William J.' Cozens, divisional chief of
the New England department of the
Salvation Army, with a considerable
portion of his staff, has been transferred
by Commander Booth Tucker, official
head of the army in America, to Phila
delphia whence Colonel Cozens will com
mand the division including Pennsylva
nia, the District of Columbia, Maryland,
Delaware, West Virginia and a part of
New Jersey.
This change was made at a council of
the ten divisional officers of the United
States in New York a little more than a
week, but has not been known here.
Lieutenant Colonel Evans of San Fran
cisco and his father, Lieutenant Colonel
Richard Evans will assume the direction
of the work of the Salvation Army in
New England a few days after Colonel
Cozens leaves.
IFrom the Pittsburg Commercial-Gazette. -
DI&. CLEVELAN D Bryan us-popuphobia, causing you to chase phantom
evils, run against fixed objects and not know when you are hurt
To Millions Will Undergo a Ter
rifcle Ordeal Today.
Mr. and .Mrs. J. 0. Armour's
Frail Daughter's Trial.
Femurs Do Not Fit In Hip Sock
ets by Several Inches.
Limbs to Be Forced Back Into
Perfect Articulation.
Her Early Life Spent in a Rose
wood Incubator.
Chicago, Dees. 25. Today another ef
fort will be made to secure robust health
and strength for the little daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. Ogden Armour. This
little dark-eyed heiress to millions will
be subjected to one of the most heroic
operations known to the surgical worid,
So frail a little creature was Lolita that
the first few months of her life were
spent in a glass and rosewood incu
bator. In her entire four years she never
has walked. When Lolita first attempt
ed to use her little feet in walking she
Buffered so in her head and spine that
it was reared that the latter was dis
The child's spine" was subjected to X
rays. This .rought the unhappy know!
edge that the femurs did not lit into the
hip sockets by a distance of several
inches. It was then that Dr. John Rid
Ion was called in to see the heir to the
Armour millions.
For six months past he has been
studying the ease.
This afternoon little Lolita will be
subjected to an operation.
" The little sufferer will be. given an
anestnetic. When thoroughly under its
Influence her delicate little limbs will be
forced back into perfect articulation.
Then they will be held in place by a
heavy plaster east. "This will be molded
before she regains consciousness.
She will wear It for six long months.
At least that is what Dr. Ridlon de
clares is necessary for a perfect success
of the operation. If it was found that
the little one's sufferings are too great
for endurance relief will be given her
by having the plaster broken.
The Armour family feel that they are
taking great chances in the operation
but if the child can endure her plaster
burden for six. months they feel that a
strong daughter may yet be theirs.
The little one comes of "'ealthy par
ents and grandparents. . J. Ogden Ar
mour has ever been known for the sys
tematic lire he leads. ,
Mrs. Armour was Iola Spencer of New
York, and when she came to Chicago a
bride a few years ago none of the
younger matrons knew more of athletic
sports than she.
Congressman Payne Throws tha Of
ficials Some Bouquets.
New York, Dec. 25. Congressman Se-
reno E. Payne, chairman of the ways
and means committee, is in the city on
his way from Washington to spend
Christmas at his bome m Auburn.
"One of the gratifying things to the
experienced observer of national
affairs," said Congressman Payne, "is
the growing efficiency of our consular
service. A few years ago the service
was rather inefficient and a consular
post was looked upon as a berth for a
politician who wanted an easy job. Of
late years all this has been changed.
"Our consuls now are probably the
most efficient in the world. Their re
ports on market conditions and manu
factures abroad are in many instances
models of comprehensive intelligence of
the sort that is needed by our manufac
turers. One of the best testimonials to
their excellence is the criticism in the
leading countries of Europe that our
consuls tell too much about the secrets
of foreign manufacturers. This is par
ticularly true in Germany, where the
German press is quite wrought up about
the cleverness of many of our consuls in
getting hold of the inside facts."
To Be Built Up by Bailey at Cost of
New York, Dec. 25. The Herald pub
lishes the following: James A. Bailey,
the famous show man, made an agree
ment yesterday that he will -organize a
new show to be called "Barnum &
Bailey's Greatest on ISarth." Work will
begin at once, and the new enterprise
will be ready to open on March 15. 1302,
at Madison Square Garden. It will re
quire all the time to get ready, collect
the animals, build the cages and the
chariots and cars for its transportation.
Altogether it will cost $500,000.
Mr. Bailey came to New York from
Europe last Wednesday and will sail
again tomorrow on the New York.
He said: "It has always been my am
bition to build an entirely new show,
new frotn tent pin to centerpole. I have
built up several big shows from small
beginnings.but I always had the nucleus
there to start with. This time I am
starting with a new one at beginning.
Barnum & Bailey's Greatest on Earth
which is in Vienna this winter is now
an English enterprise owned by the
English stock company. I am of course
the chief shareholder, but still it has be
come a British institution and I shall
not bring it or any part of it back to
James Haywood, an Ex-Slave,
Loses His Life.
James A. Haywood, an old negro, was
run over and killed Monday evening by
an empty brick car on the Rock Island
track at the foot of Harrison street. Tha
accident happened about 4:30 in the af
ternoon although no one saw it. The
body of the old man was discovered by
a boy named Charles Lunstrum who
was walking along the track. The boy
was greatly frightened, but recognized
the old man and ran at once to Hay
wood's home and told his wife and son.
The old man was still alive when dis
covered and was carried at once to his
home where City Physician Hogeboom
and Dr. Munn, the Rock Island phy
sician, attended him. He died in a short
time after their arrival.
How he met his death is unknown,
but it was evident that the car had
struck him and that he had been drag
ged a short distance. He had left his
home but a few minutes before the ac
cident occurred.
Haywood was an old slave and was
owned'by a man in Missouri. He came
to Topeka about 30 years ago and has
resided here continuously. He lived at
113 Harrison street and worked by the
day with a team which he owned.
Denver Woman Wooed and Won by
an Aged Red Man.
Denver, Colo., Dec. 25. Miss Cora Ar
nold, 27 years old, a pretty white wo
man, who lives with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. George Wilder, at- No. 1415
Welton. street, is engaged to Albino
Chavaia, a full-blooded Pueblo Indian,
31 years old, who lives on the Santa
Clara agency in New Mexico. The wed
ding, according to the present plans,
will take place in Denver early in Jan
uary. The Indian, who is a magnificent
specimen, came to Denver early in the
fall with a band of his tribesmen to
perform at the city park. He was a
friend of Charles Christy, a former gov
ernment scout, and after his fellows had
gone home went to Christy's house to
visit. There- he met Miss Arnold. He
was an ardent wooer, and soon had
captured the woman's heart. Their en
gagement became known Saturday.when
the Indian left for his agency to prepare
a home for his bride.
Prisoners at City and County
Jails Are Overlooked.
The prisoners at the city and county
jails will not be given trkey for their
Christmas dinner but they will have a
little something extra. Roast pork and
mashed potatoes was served at the
county jail while the city boarders got
an extra slice of mince pie and soma
fruit. At the state institutions a regular
turkey dinner was served.
Employes of a Fall River Mill Re
ceives a "Wage Dividend.
Fall Riven, Mass., Dec. 25. The em
ployes of the Bourne mills, who are en
titled to a part in the protit-sharing
plan In use by the corporation, have re
ceived a bonus of Z per cent, on the
wages earned from June 9 to December
8 of this year. This is the twenty-third
semi-annual dividend that has been
paid by the? corporation under this plan.
It will net more to the participating op
eratives than usual from the fact that
a high scale of wages has been in use
since December of last year and steady
employment has been given. The
amount each participant will receive for
Christmas from the profit-sharing plan
varies from $2 to $15.
New Style Kris Kxingle at First M.
E. Church.
The First M. E. church was crowded
last night by people who wanted to see
the little folks enjoy themselves with
Santa Claus and a Christmas tree. A
young Santa Claus was introduced an'J
made quite a hit with the children.
The exercises were very entertaining
and the music was especially good. Pres
ents were distributed to the scholars by
the teachers who received them from
Santa Claus in baskets.
Former Santa Fe Conductor Killed.
E. F. Lock, a conductor on the Mis
souri Pacific, while coupling a. Lincoln
coach at Union, Neb., to his train slip
ped, falling under the wheels. Just as he
fell the engine pushed the car, catching
Lock's left leg and crushing the mem
ber below the knee, as well as cutting
off the toes of his right foot. Amputa
tion was necessary. Mr. Lock was taken
down on the same train to Kansas City
in charge of a surgeon and died later in
the evening. Conductor Lock had been
on the road many years and was 55
years oldc He ran for many years on
western roads and part of the time on
the Santa Fe.
Crown Prince of Siam in Russia.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 25. Crown Prince
Chow Fa Maha Vajiravudh, of Siam,
has arrived here from the west
'Jve Harvard Men Marry Foot
light Favorites.
All of Them Were Sons of
Wealthy Parents.
Others Have Followed Sweet
hearts About the Country.
Some Have Settled Down and
Are Living Happily.
Chicago, Dec. 25. A special t h-
Record from Bopton say:
Five Harvard men married to -horu4
girls within a year, others following the
atrical companies from ore state to an
other, reported engagements and breach
of promise suits in which students ait
chorus girls figure have become fii epi
demic that the authorities of the uni
versity are showing some concern, lut
deny that they are at all to blame, ai
the student leaves the college and hit
parents become rtKponHiblc btfoie t s
can engage in the-.e escapadi. Oca n
Briggs said:
"Harvard assumis more responMlilU'y
for her students than nh is given nic
for. Of course we don't keep in fuicn
with all the 6, 0(0 nun who come hoi.-.
We can't. But we follow tin if move
ments pretty carefully hihI know w h-th-ed
they are doing Iln-ir duly to Hum.
selves and to their school. Parents '
often astonished at the c!(te wati h w -j
keep on their sous. Many a time u b it
we have reported a boy s absence win n
he has cut classes be fore vacation p i -lods
we have received 1 "tiers expresin:r
the great' st surprise that we hud not c ,1
such seeming trilling matter. I tl.m:
Haivard has been hurt by the Mori a
that have gone out about her student:
following a theatrical company over
New England when tin y w ere nuppoer t
to be at college. As far an I can learn,
the story is without foundation a tneiv.
scheme of advertising got up by th !
companies. At any rate, there was only
one Harvard boy connected with it. To
other men whose names wi re untd witii
the story left college before that time '
Within the last year four Harvard
men at least have married chorus km .
from one theater and one otlmr Harvard
man selected his bride from another
There are three Incident on record of
li ss than a year ago where Harvard mi
have been engaged to three chorus iil-i.
and this includes only the cas s wlik .i
have come to light.
The cases of marriage are tboe .f
John Brice, the son of ex-Senator Hi It e.
who married Florence Kickttt. and
now studying law in Cambridge. jih
his wife Briee is cozily fi t up in otic of
the best localities in Oitiibrtdge and is
living a quiet life.
George Lawrence of Kvanston. 111., a
wealthy young fellow, 'married Antoine
Savelll, a chorus girl at the Columbi -i.
She was exiled from Fiance because shu
was a member of the National!' Hoi i to
Socialistique, in poor standing for tomt
reason. That happened last October.
Two other Harvard men were badly
smitten. They went 1.SK0 miles over th
country in pursuit of their sweethearts.
One was married, another pledged to
and the marriages of the other two may
be expected at any time. The cases m
all of freshmen and sophomores of un
limited wealth.
Another case which came to llrbt was
that of Arnold Lawson. non of Thomas
Lawson, who was sued for bnach of
promise by a chorus girl. Twenty-fivn
thousand dollars damnges were claimed,
but the girl dropped her suit,
Dog Is No Match For Billy, and Is
Badly Gored.
raterson, N. J., Dec. 25. A fine St.
Bernard dog, belonging to Janus Me
Cann of Stony road, had a tight to a fin
ish with a billy goat, yesterday after
noon. The goat was browsing among t !
rubbish on the dumping ground win n
the dog came across It. Hilly resented
the manner in which the dog min "t
around him, and, joining himself on hi t
hind feet, be butted th" dog In the rile,
sending him to the ground. This nrousxj
the lighting bloonl of the dog, and h-s
charged upon the goat, but ypiiin re
coiled from the butting he got. The do-
then changed his tactics. He made n.
spring intended to carry him over th I
goat's horn, but Billy saw him comlne,
and, instead of raining on his hind e ,
he planted his four ! us firmly and I'm -ered
his head. When the dog made thi
leap he went further than be expect. I
to, for Billy raised his head, and, catch
ing the dog underneath, be threw the In ;
animal clear over his body, at the sine;
time goring him badly.
The St. Bernard dog was gam", an.i.
although heydped with pain, be r tinn
ed to the attack. Billy stood stock Pti.I.
The dog did not spring aeain. hut tc
charged on the goat again and again,
but always with the same rifull, ai l
each time receiving a new wound fruit
Billy's horns. It was a ne-xid"d contest
ail the way through. Some of the m u
got long poles and tried to chase off tin
goat, while others dragged the do;
away. The dog was taken home to M
owner, who had to kill iiim to put hiiu
out of pain.
Topeka Preacher Returns From His
Long Vacation.
Rev. Charles M. Sheldon returned
home today. Mr. Sheldon has been away
on his vacation for eilit months.
While Mr. Sheldon has been in Europe,
apparently on a vacation, it has been A
vacation only In the nocse that I
been relieved of his duties t his little
church on West Fifteenth street.
His time has been crowded with lec
tures and study. Anil since his return
to America he has had all the crviiv
ments for lectures in the eat w t ieli l:e
could fill, and could have had more.
Mr. Sheldon will soon publish his n"V
novel "Born to Serve." It deals with
the servant girl problem and is attract
ing considerable attention in the east.
Hanged Hims-If in His Cell
New York. Dec. "7,. Ohreclit r.elber.
a prisoner charged with Htternpled
felonious assault, committed suicide In
his cell in the Wist Twentieth station
house last night by hanging himself
with his handkerchief.
Weather Indications.
Chicago, Dec. 25. Forecast for Kan
sas: Generally- fair tonight and Wejs
nesdaj-; variable wind.

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