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rf rf ! -!-3 M IE LAST EDITION THURSDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, DECEMBER 27, 1900. THURSDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. 9 X s DOERS ATTACK BURGliERSDORP They Were Driven Back After Heavy Fighting. Oom Paul's Men llaTe Penetrat ed British Territory further Than the PointReaehed a Year Ago. KITCIIESER A FAILURE He Has Little Success in Re pelling Invaders. Government Is Urged to Send Out More Troops. Cape Town. Iec. 27. A small party of F.oers attacked Burghersdorp on Decem ber 24. They 'were repulsed after heavy fighting. The Boers are active and skirmishes in several places have been reported. IN TOUCH WITH KRLTTZINGER. Burghersdorp, Dec. 27. Colonel Gren fell continues In touch with Kruitzin ger's command of 700 men. who are car rying off the British prisoners. Kruit zlnger has abandoned his maxims and carts. An attempt of the Ninth lancers to turn Kruitzariger's flank at Flaister heuvel. December 24. resulted in eight casualties among the lancers including Lord Frederick Blackwood, who was wounded. WERE RUMORS. Bloemfontein, Orange River- Colony, .Wednesday, Dec. 26. There are renewed but unconfirmed rumors here that Gen ual Dp Wet, President Steyn and Cen tral Haasbrooke have had a conference and decided to offer to surrender, pro vided the colonial rebels are not punish ed and the leaders, including themselves are not deported. RENEWED ANXIF.TY. London. Dec. 27. The paucity and ob scurity of the dispatches from South Africa give rise to renewed anxiety. Ap parently the disturbed area of Cape Colony extends farther south than it did last December and Lord Kitchener does not appear to have had much suc cess as yet in driving back the invaders- Tha war office had received no news last evening of the reported capture of yeomanry near Britstown. A Burghersdorp dispatch has a mys terious reference to "An unfortunate mistaking of the enemy for Brabrant's horse in sounding of "Cease fire" which enabled the Boers to occupy all the com manding positions, the British retiring from a difficult predicament." General Clement's success against the Boers in the Masaliesberg region is also doubtful, the last dispatch reporting, "It was conisdered advisable not toforce the Boers from their position." The British press continues in the main optimistic but the condition of af fairs brings home the enormous -difficulties that will face Lord Kitchener in patrolling and policing such immense tracts of country even when the Boers be finally subdued. The Daiiy Mail, which makes a strong appeal to the government to "face the facts and send Lord Kitchener troops," says: "There is a real risk In being lulled to sleep by carefully censored mes sages." Lord Kitchener, according to a dis patch from Johannesburg, has issued a, proclamation, dated Pretoria, Dec. 20, announcing that burghers who volun tarily surrendered will ge allowed to live with their families in the government laagers until such time as guerrila war fare has sufficiently abated to admit of their returning in safety to their homes. The proclamation also promises that all property and stock brought in at the time of the surrender will be respected and paid for if requisitioned by the mil itary authorities. LOST THEIR CHRISTMAS THINGS. Zeerus, Transvaal, Dec. 27. The Boers captured two wagons containing Christ mas luxuries destined for the camp of Lord Alethuen. ENGAGED WITH DE WET. London, Dec. 27. The following has been received from Lord Kitchener: "Pretoria, Dec. 26. Knox with Barker. Pilcher and White is engaged with De Wet's force holding a position in the neighborhood of Leukwop. - "De Wet hopes to break through and go south again. "The Boers' eastern column in Cape Colony is apparently headed by our troops about Keitportspruit. The Boers western column is reported to have gona north In two portions, one towards Prieska and the other through Striden burg. They are being followed up." THROWN OUT OF GEAR. New York, Dec. 27. A dispatch to the Tribune from London says: Little light is thrown upon the mili tary situation in Cape Colony by the official and press dispatches. The sys tem of railway and wire cummunk ations has evidently been thrown out of gear by the Boer invasion, but no important town or station has been occupied and the raiders are not in sufficient force to accomplish any useful result. There Is the worst possible weather not only for military operations but also for or dinary railway traffic, for the rains are Incessant, the rivers are at flood and the drifts are impassable. One body of the raiders is reported in Zuurberg, and an other is moving toward Prieska, after cutting a wide circuit, but there is no evidence that all these rough riders in the east and west number more than 2,000 if they are so many. Thrf pursuit of them is difficult when they are ready to break up into small squads whenever they are menaced with attack. Lord Kitchener needs sinews of iron u-nd nerves of steel In order to endure the incessant strain of campaigning of this kind, but the force of his will and en ergy is felt wherever he goes. What ever alarm there was in Cape Colony was dispelled when It was known that he was personally directing the opera tions at De Aar and Nauwpoort. There is a tendency to credit the Cape Town report that a squadron of yeo manry has been entrapped by the Boers in Cape Colony. Lord Kitchener, in re porting yesterday the reoccupation of Britstown by Thornycrofts mounted in fantry, mentioned that the commandoes were being followed up. From today's new s it .would seem that the Glamorgan and Gloucester yeomaDry were detailed for that purpose, and after a smart ac tion they were captured. public interest here is centered upon Use final stage of Lord Huberts' journey from Madeira and Gibaltar and upon the honors which will await him when he arrives in England. The rumors are revived that his name will head the New Year's list of honors, but a dukedom seems out of- the question, and an earl dom is more probable, with possibly the blue ribbon of the OTder of the Garter. The queen has a ribbon to spare, since no successor has been appointed to the late Duke of Argyll. Butler's friends will be sorely disappointed if his name does not appear in the New Year's list, and White, Hunter. French, Ian Ham ilton and Pole-Carew are regarded as probable winners in the lottery of deco rations. Needless confusion has been caused by the exchange of formalities between Lord Kopetoun and the pre mier of the senior colony of Australia. Barton, by virtue of his leadership, was the only candidate for prime minister of the new commonwealth, and Sir W. Line was the proper master of ceremo nies for nominating him for the post of honor. Barton is an eminent colonial statesman of the same class as Sir Wil frid Laurier. The federation has been the dream of his political career. As an idealist and enthusiast he. has not been interested in anything else, and he has lived to see his dream carried out as a new principle of the empire. His name can hardly be omitted from the New Year's list of honors. BOERS ATTACK IN MANY PLACES. London, Dec. 27. The following dis patch from General- Kitchener was re ceived from Pretoria under today's (Thursday) date: "Yesterday 200 Boers attacked a small police post near Boksburg. The police gallantly drove them off before rein forcements from Johannesburg arrived. The Boers damaged the mining ma chinery in the neighborhood. "The Boers attacked Utrecht at 2 o'clock this morning and were driven off. I "The Boers held up a train three miles west of Pan, and were driven off. "The eastern force of Boers in Cape Colony was headed yesterday and driven in the direction of Venterstadt. "The western force is still being driven north through Strydenburg." BOERS TURNED THEM LOOSE. London, Dec. 27. The Evening Stan dard today saya it understands that the squadron of yeomanry, which, as an nounced in a dispatch from Cape Town yesterday was entrapped and captured by the Boers whom they were following from Britstown, was released after the men had been relieved of their horses and other equipment. Ten of the yeo manry, the paper adds, were wounded. AWARDEDJ4,000. Mrs. Jenkins Secures Judgment For Lynching of Husband. Chicago, Dec. 27. Mrs. Lulu C. Jen kins, now of Chicago, has Just been awarded $4,000 for the lynching of her husband in Ripley county, Ind., three years ago. The money will be paid over by the eight bondsmen of former Sheriff Henry Bushing and is the result of a private settlement of the indemnity suit Instituted by the widow three months after the murder. This puts an end to a case that has aroused attention all over the United States. William Jenkins was one of five men lynched in September, 1S97, for alleged complicity in the stealing of a horse from Lisie Levi of Osgood, Ind. Levi also was a victim of the mob. The men killed were Robert Andrews, Keine Schu ter, William Jenkins, Clifford Gordon, a 17 year old boy; and Lisle Levi, an aged soldier. There was a fight in which shots were fired at a deputy sheriff. Jenkins, with the others, was arrested and taken tc jail at Versailles, Ind. Mrs. Jenkins, sus pecting that mob violence was brewing walked from Osgood to Versailles that night and paced the streets till day light, armed with a revolver. For several hours she waited under the window of her husband's cell, ready to challenge anv who came to do him harm. Her fears being finally allayed, Mrs. Jenkins started home. No sooner was she out of sight than a mob gathered. Dragging out the five men, the members of the mob killed them in succession by beating them over the head with a mus ket stock. Mrs. Jenkins was compelled to flee to savo her own life, coming to Chicago. Here she brought suit for $5,000 damages against Sheriff Bushing's bondsmen be fore Judge Baker in the United State circuit court. The suit dragged along for three years, and finally the bonds men decided to settle outside the court. Mrs. Jenkins, when compelled, several months since to go to Ripley county ta attend the trial of the case, was pro tected by a body guard of government detectives. She will go to Versailles next week to get the $4,000. LEARNED MEN AM) WOMEN Sold a Congress at the University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, Dec. 27. Learned men and women from every educational cen ter of the United States gathered at the University of Pennsylvania today to at tend the morning session of the congress of archaeological and philological socie ties of America. Seven distinct socie ties were represented and close upon 300 delegates were at the university when the first sessions were called to order. Among the organizations which were represented, whose combined member ship amounts to 3,000 men and women interested in the advancement of all branches of original research, are the American Oriental society, which met at the university last year; the archae ological institute, the American philo logical association, the Modern Lang uage association, the Dialect society, the Society of Biblical Research and the Spelling Reform association. All the societies held separate meet ings this forenoon and completed ar rangements for the work mapped out for the congress which held its first ses sion this afternoon. Among the officers of the society President Gilman of Johns Hopkins, who will probably preside over the sessions of the Oriental society: Prof. James W. White, of Harvard, president of the Archaeologic institute; President Plattner, of Albert college, president of the philological association; Prof. Thomas R. Price, of Adelbert col lege, secretary of the Dialect society; Prof. F. A. March, of Lafayette, of the Spelling Reform association. Rough House at a Dance. Middlesboro, Ky., Dec. 27. In a quar rel during a dance at Walnut hill, a few miles from here, Frank Davis was kilied. Esstep Morgan and Dick Davis were mortally wounded and Buck Chad well was slightly wounded. Colored Masons Sleet. Jacksonville. Fla,. Dec. 27. The first international council of Master Masons, colored, met today with colored Masonic dignitaries present from all parts of the world. The sessions w ill continue until next Monday. FIGHT ISJPENEO. Book Trust Begins Battle Against Text Book Law. Headquarters Opened at State Teachers' Association. MR. KELSON'S SCHEME It Is Entirely Satisfactory to the Book Men. An Entering Wedge to Destroy the Law. TEACHERS AT WORK. Opening Session of the State Meeting. Henry Allen Delivers the Ad dress of Welcome. The representatives of the various school book publishing houses are es tablished in the city for the session of the State Teachers' association. These men are here, not so much to patronize the association as they pretend, but to President E. T. Fairchild of the use their influence to secure favorable action by the association upon Super intendent Nelson's plan to destroy State uniformity. ' The book companies are unanimously in favor of this proposed amendment to the state l.w, which would confer upon the text-book commission the power to make changes or substitutions in the place of books now in use in the schools of Kansas. Mr. Nelson, the state superintendent, has not geen charged directly with working in the interests of the book companies, but he is doing just what the book companies want done. An amendment to the present law, such as proposed by Mr. Nelson, will absolutely destroy the present state uniformity law. The destruction of the force of this law will place the book companies in a position to urge changes in the lists of books now in use. Thus the way will be open for the discarding of some of the books now in use and the intro duction of others, which the companies must sell in order to make money. It is not denied by some of the wiser ones among the school teachers that some of the books now in use might be improved upon, but they do not favor the abrogation of the present law to ac complish the changes. It is urged that the present law, while it may be de fective in some particulars, is far bet ter than it would be if amended as pro posed by Mr. Nelson, placing the peo ple again at the mercy of the book com panies. An effort will be made to secure pledges from a number of teachers suffi cient to endorse Superintendent Nel son's scheme. If the pledges are se cured them the endorsement is likely trf be recorded in the resolutions. Otherwise it might be attempted in an open meet ing where discussion would be per mitted. The issue might develop the party lines in the association. The Populists are opposed to changes in the- present law because that ,party gave the uni formity law tc the patrons of Kansas schools. The Republicans want the law changed for one reason that it is a Populist measure. The indications now seem to be also that some of the Repub licans want to see the law changed so their friends, the corporations publish ing books, will be benefited. If the teachers endorse the Nelson amendment and the legislature passes it, the book companies will begin to dominate the teachers and the patrons at once and unload books which ai"e printed to sell without reference to their value as an educational force. TEACHERS IN SESSION. Opening Meeting Held Last Night in the Auditorium. The thirty-eighth annual meeting of the Kansas State Teachers' association convened yesterday with a mass meet ing of the teachers from the various parts of the state at the Auditorium last evening. Fully one thousand teachers were in attendance and more are expect ed in on the early trains today. Following the custom which has been in vo.gtie for years the first of the gen- 4 il l. A' uti 1 - - AK ', fi'K v " era! meetings was opened with music by the Modoc club. - The lowor floor of the Auditorium was crowded last night when Superintendent Frank Dyer of Wichita rapped for order. Ti e Modocs sang a medley of songs and responded to an encore with "A Ragtime Lif'." and "Goo Goo Eyes." Because of the fact that Governor Stanley was unable to attend the meet ing and make the address of welcome, his private secretary, Henry Allen, de livered the address instead. He said in part: "But few places now remain on the globe where the school teacher is not welcome and the Anglo-Saxon is fast thinning them out. I believe we made a mistake when we accepted the seal of the state,. Something is missing. Along with the stars, the farmer and the home on '.he hill should be the school teacher. "To the school marms I want to say tha: I welcome you .with open arms. These are my sentiments and I am sure the governor feels the same. Who could do anything else, when he looks tnto such a sea of happy, beautiful faces. "Seriously, the whole state of Kansas is f,')ad to see you here. We know you are consecrated and that you love your work. If there is anything the sta'e should not be proud of it is the salaries she pays her teachers." Tf. F. Clark of Cottonwood Falls re sponded to the address of welcome, lie said : "We are proud of Topeka. We are proud c-f Topeka because it is a clean city and its citizens are attempting to do away with liquor traffic. We trust she will continue in her endeavor to give Kansas an exposition to celebrate her fiftieth anniversary. We thank you far the hearty welcome and hospitality you have extended to vs." Mi. Fairchild, president of the asso ciation, made his annual address. He said in part: "Qne of the pleasing anxieties of our day is found in the look forward to the society of the future. With Froebel every , teacher has learned to see in the Kansas State Teachers' Association. boy of today the citizen of tomorrow. Especially is this the case in a republic, where the citizen is king, and where we must add to his responsibilities not only the duties of the present but the untried problems of the future. First, those which are foreign and take in the char acter of our public school education. Many say boldly that we have made a mistake in educating the intellect at the expense of the moral, the social, and the esthetic nature. As a corrective, we hear loud cries for the establishment of institutions to promulgate the law of social service. Others advise inculcating in the child mind the formal idea of the reign of law and the necessity for jus tice. Nearly all agree in the necessity for the teaching of literature and his tory, so as to give no uncertain moral influence. The same might be said with reference to the need of music, physical training, and the plastic arts. But ! above all these, the paramount neces sity is the direct teaching of moral ideas, so as to influence yes, more, so as to form the mind of the child and to give permanent direction to his character. "For some reason there has been a strong aversion to the idea of moral teaching in our American public schools. This has probably arisen from our anx iety to avoid the idea of religious in struction in a way that might violate the spirit of the constitution. The con fusion of morals with religion is a natural error into which it would seem Americans are extremely likely to fall. At least, if you will look over the bibli ography of moral teaching in the vol ume published by Commissioner Harris, you will find them arranged in almost equal division under the head of Sun day schools, the Bible in the public school, religious instruction, and lastly, ethics proper, showing plainly that even the bulk of our authorship has failed to distinguish religious from moral ideas. Indeed, the very objections which we encounter plainly teach the same les son. At the first mention of moral in struction in the public schools, we are likely to be asked, 'Who is to give the instruction? Ts it to be the rabbi, the priest, or the Protestant clergyman?' as if the relation between morals and re ligion was absolutely acknowledged and unquestioned. Or, we may be asked, with equal earnestness, whether morals are not the sole function of the church, again making the mistake of identifying morals with religion. "In this backward state, or at least experimental stage of our science, it is interesting to observe that the whole problem" of moral education has been thoroughly worked out by a neighboring country, and that too, many years ago. At least one-half of the teachers of modern Germany are today governed by the moral system of Herbart. The same thing is true of many teachers in this country. All such will recognize the sources of my information. Those who do not may readily identify them (to their own great advantage) by con sulting the volumes on Herbart in the great pedagogical libraries of Heath and Appleton." Tito other members on the programme were the opening prayer by the Rev. F. W. Emerson; vocal solo. "Aria from Eliiah," by Mrs. John A. Klemhans and (Continued on Sixth Page.) STOLE HEFT CHILD, Daughter-in-Law of Ex-Attorney General Miller Tries to Ahdnct Her Boy From His Father's Home. WERE LIVING APART. Came From New York to Indian apolis For the Purpose Followed by the Millers and Horde of Detectives. Found" at Lawrence and Child is Brought Back. " Indianapolis, Ind.. Dec. 27. Sydney Miller, the seven-year-old son of Sam uel D. Miller, and grandson of former United States Attorney General W. H. H. Miller, who was kidnaped by his mother last evening, was this morning recovered. The mother and the child were found at Lawrence about 4 o'clock asleep in the home of a man named Marshall, where they had obtained lodging- for 'the night. The police reached the place at daylight. Mrs. Miller gave up the child and was not placed under arrest. The entire police force and detective force were called into the case. Mrs. Miller came here from her home in New Tork last Friday and stopped at the Denison hotel. By engagement with her husband, who ha3 the custody of the child since their separation last summer, Mrs. Miller was allowed to see the boy once a. day. Yesterday af ternoon the child was taken to the hotel by his govern?ss, and while there Mrs. Miller called a carriage. The governess objected to having the boy leave her side, as she had been warned that an attempt to kidnap him might be made. Mrs. Miller said she was only going out for a drive, but the girl was obdurate and insisted on going along. The car riage was driven to the union station, and the. girl became alarmed. She sprang out at Meridian and Georgia streets and telephoned the father of the child to come to the station. This gave Mrs. Miller an opportunity and she caused the police one of the ilongest chases they have ever exper ienced. . - - W. H. H. Miller and his son Samuel took a carriage and drove at a gallop to the station but Mrs. Miller was not to be found. After all the trains had been searched the officials were instructed to apprehend the woman and child if they again appeared and Messrs. Miller left to search for the hack driver. When the governess had left Mrs. Miller ordered the driver to take them to Brtghtwood, where it is thought she intended to catch the Union City accommodation train which - leaves this city at 4:50 o'clock. The railway officials figured that she calculated she would get off at Muncie or Anderson and catch the train for New York which leaves this city at 6:20 o'clock. All the stations were informed to be on the lookout for the woman and child. It appears that Mrs. Miller did not reach Brightwood in time for the train, and forming new plans, hired another outfit and was taken to Lawrence.where she spent the night. The detectives and other searchers were unable to find any trace of the cabman until early this morning when he was found at his home, 417 East Ohio street. George Zenor, the cabman, said he was ordered to drive to the Massachusetts avenue station after going to the union station. He did not notice he said that the girl had left the carriage. At Mas sachuetts avenue, Mrs. Miller seemed to change her mind and ordered him to go on to Brightwood. At this station it was ascertained that the train which Mrs Miler had counted on taking had left. Zer.or left her at Twenty-fifth street, contracting with a liveryman to take he:- to Lawrence. When Zenor returned to the city he put his hack in the sta ble and went to his home, which was unknown to the police. It was not until he was found that a clue was obtained that would lead to any trace of the wo man. Zenor said he did not suspect for a moment that the child was being kid naped . The police then started on the right track and had but little difficulty in finding the mother and her child. Mrs. Miller was formerly Miss Helen Karcher of Pittstown, Pa. She married young Miller nine years ago. DIAHOlSTOUND. Kimberley Expert Locates a Mine in New Mexico. Declares Gems Are Valuable and - the Genuine Article. STAND EVERY TEST. Alamaogerdo, N. M., Dec. 27 A prom inent railway official here today received a box of fifty gems closely resembling and alleged to be diamonds, found near Capitan, the coal camp on the line of the El Paso & Northeastern R.ailway. com pany, 80 miles north of. this place. The stones were found by J. J. Blow, former ly associated with the DeBeers consoli dated company at Kimberley, South Africa, who has been secretly investi gating the field for the past month, and a letter from him accompanying the shipment states that they are either dia monds or something so closely resem They successfully stand every crude test bling the gem that they deceive him. known. The gems will be sent away for final analysis. 11 Andree's Brother Gives Him Up. London. Dec. 27. The brother of Andree, the missing aeronaut, says a dispatch from Copenhagen to the Daily Mail, de spairing of his return from the arctic re gions, has finally opened his wilL "Weather Indications. Chicago, Dec. 27. Forecast for Kan sas: Threatening weather with snow flurries this a'fternoon and probably to night; Friday fair; much colder tonight and in southeast portion Friday; high northerly winds. R00SETELT REFUSES. Declines to Honor Texas Requisition For John D. Rockefeller. Austin, Dec. 27. Governor Sayers made application to Governor Roosevelt of New York, a few days ago for the extra diction of John D. Rockefeller and other members of the Standard Oil company, to answer to the charge of violation of the Texasanti-trust law pending against them in the district court of McLennan county. Governor Roosevelt in a letter received today, declines to grant the ap plication. He says he would be pleased to frant the application if it were shown conclusively that the alleged fugitive from justice was in Texas at the time of the alleged committal of the crime. SrMSHESJIIIfIGS President of Barber County W. C. T. U. Grows lliotous. Enters Wichita Saloon and Kuins Valuable Painting. Wichita, Kan., Dec. 27. Mrs. Carrie Nation, president of Barber county W. C. T. U. entered the Carey hotel bar room and with a stone smahed a J300 painting of Cleopatra at her bath and a mirror valued at $100. She is under arrest but no charge has yet been entered. She appealed to Gov ernor Stanley who is in the city and he refused to act in any way. She broke mirrors at Kiowa, Kan., in two saloons some months ago. She declares there is no law under, which she can be prosecuted and she threatens to continue her violent opposition to sa loons. , BURNED TO DEATH. Topeka Colored Preacher Loses His Life in St. Joseph. County Clerk Wright received a tele gram from St. Joseph, Mo., Wednesday evening stating that the Rev.J. L. Leon ard, colored, had been burned to death by the explosion of a gasoline stove. Mr. Leonard is well known in Topeka as thi3 is his home. He is a minister in the A. M. E. church and is away from his home a good part of his time. He is a Mason and a member of Euclid lodge No. 2. The funeral will be held here but the date has not been arranged. LOTTED MURDER. Tonng Wife Accused of Seeking Her Husband's Life. Concord, N. H., Dec. 27. A sensa tional episode came to a climax lastf night in the arrest of Mrs. Carrie Sin clair Huntoon, 26 years of age, well known in society, and at the time of her marriage one of the belles of the city, on the charge of conspiracy with intent to kill her divorced husband, Walter C. Huntoon, of whom, it Is as serted, she has been extremely jealous. At the September term of the superior court Mrs. Huntoon. was granted a di vorce from her husband on statutory grounds. The story of the murder conspiracy as given out by the police is as follows: On Monday Mrs. Huntoon went to Bos ton, and in the union Btation there ac costed a young man, .William H. Dut ton. of Dorchester, a total stranger, asking him if he was looking for work, and would like to earn a dollar. He said no, but she outlined a plan to him to kill her husband, promising a re ward. Dutton gave her no definite answer, and he went home and told his father of the conversation. His father sent him to the police authorities in Boston, and they in turn notified City Marshal Locke, giving the latter a description of the woman as Dutton remembered her. On Tuesday the police say Mrs. Hun toon came back to this city and wrote a letter to young Dutton, telling him to come here at once and giving directions as to how he was to do the job when he got here. ' ' Dutton showed the letter to the po lice and by their directions met Mrs. Huntoon here at the rear of the state house. Marshal Locke and Assistant Marshal Rand watched the proceedings. Young Dutton claims that Mrs. Hun toon handed him a loaded revolver and an envelope which she said contained a $5 bill as part payment for the job, and another envelope as a decoy letter which was to be given to Huntoon, her former husband, in order to get him out of the house and into a favorable place for the carrying out of the crime. Mrs. Huntoon pointed in the direction of the house, and as she did so the city mar shal slipped up and caught her by the arm. She recognized the marshal and went into hysterics. When she came to her senses she was allowed to say good bye to her aged mother and her little child and was thin arrested. Mrs. Huntoon's only excuse is that Huntoon sneered at her when they met on the street. Many of her friends say that her troubles with her husband have caused her extreme mental anguish, and that she is not responsible for her acts. Twelve Take the VeiL Bordentown, N. J., Dec. 27. Right Rev. Bishop McFauland, Vicar General Fox of Trenton, together with clergy men from different part of the state, officiated at St. Joseph's convent of mercy here today with twelve young women professed and received the white veil. Hay Has Many Callers, Washington. Dec. 27. Secretary Hay has recovered from his indisposition and was at his desk today. This being dip lomatic day he had many callers, the Chinese minister being the first. Neith er the secretary nor the minister had any late advices from Pekin. "Well, little chap." said the stranger in the family, picking up one of the children, "what are you sroinif to be when you are a man?" "NufTin," said the child. "Nothing? Why?" asked the stranger. "Because," said the child, "I am a little girl." Tit-Bits. SH0TBYAIV0L1AI) W. II. Smylhe, Grand Secretary ot the Indiana Masons, Receives Three Bullets From a Blonde's Revolver. LIE DIDN'T KNOW HER. Made Her Escape Before the Police Arrived. Shooting Appears to Have Been Wholly Unprovoked. Indianapolis, Ind., Dee. 27. William II. Smythe, grand secretary jf the Ma sonic order of Indiana, was shot and probably fatally wounded at noun to day, while he was In his office In thj Masonic temple in this city. The shoot ing Is a mystery. Mr. Sinythe retained consciousness for several minute after the Bhooting. He said a blonde wninmi had entered his office and asked pennm sion to use the tel ph.ne. Jie was husb and told her he could not be bothered at the time. Without further words, 1m says, the woman leveled a revolver t him and fired. He felt the sting of th bullet and after that ilid not know what happened until the woman had luaila her escape. The police reached the. scene only a few moments after the ttHK'dy but mi trace of thv woman was found. Mr. Smythe was discovered by Lewis A. Coleman, an attorney of this city, wh' had gone to the Mncinlo Icinpie to transact business. Smythe. he ftHys.wa lying on the floor, half between his desk and the door of his otIVe in a pool if bloftd. ' Coleman called the police Smythe's soil says he can not im;inmn who the woman was who tire! tin shots. An examination revealed that three shots had been fird. each of which had taken effect. Three bullets were removed from the wounded man's head. AFTER PAT CROWE. He Is Suspected of Cudahy Kid naping on General Principles. St.. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 27.-Flv mot" Plnkerton detectives have arrived in '.lie city from Chicago to ferret out the bid ing place of Pat Crowe, the Omaha, kid naper. Ch'f of DPtect iveHi Shea is hi HI of the opinion that Crowe Is harbored tv friends in this city. Cheif Shea and ex Policeman Jack Furcell, now of Denver, armed with AVlnchesters expected t capture Crowe laet ninht, but the limits they visited did not hold th" deperud'. WHKN SEEN IN OMAHA. Omaha, Dec. 27. It in now known that Pat Crowe was seen in Snuih iimah.i scarcely 20 hourn before the abduct ion of Cudahy. On Monday nlnht. Decem ber J7, a well known citizen of Smith Omaha conversed with him for neiuly an hour. I'at was in reminiscent mood, and recalled some of the chief adven tures of his pit tui (fiUi career. Just be fore they parted I'at was questioned concerning his future plans and laugh ingly replied: "Oh, I have something big on; you'll hear from im? soon." A: the time this was viewed a an Idlo boast. There have been no new developments In the last 21 hours so far as concern tli movements of bandits in this city and South Omaha. The mystery of lindin ; the pony at Pacific Junction. 20 toll. south of Omaha, has mK yet been i 1cm 'ed up, those trying to identify the pony as the one used by the kidnapers rn Iti-i un?.ble to decide whether or not U v.a, the same animal. The police however, arj inclined to believe that t here is moi importance in the report, slating that Pa i Crowe had been seen then- as late ha Monday, and Chief of Police Donahue M now investigating that n port. Shoul-k it prove true, the chief thinks it probable that Crowe is now in that vicinity. There is no real evidence adduced that Crowe was in any way connected Willi the kidnaping, but the chief thinks that his past record and his actions since tl' Cudahy eventare very strong reasons for securing his arrest and dentition. IN JAIL AT LARAMIK. Denver. Col.. Dec. 27. Detective Del.) of this city, who has been doing crimi nal hunting in Denver for a number of years, says he is positive Psit Crowe H in jail at Laramie, awaiting trial on th'i charge of attempting to steal a tray of diamonds from a jewelry store. knows Crowe well and declares the de scription tallies exactly lth that ot Crowe. A FALSE RCKN'T. Muncie, Ind., D'C. 27. Detectives who in response to a telephone Ufswit"" lant night went to a point near ShideUr. eight miles from Muncie. tt arrest a man supposed to he Pat Crowe, wantert in connection with th Cudahy kidn u ing case, returned today md repotted that the man susiieeted Is not Crowe. LOOKING FOR CKfiWii IN IK3 MOINKS. Des Moines, la,. Dee. 27. This morn ing Detective Siiaunessy, of Omaha, ar rived in the city, looking for traces of the missing Pat Crowe, who occupied the residence at 13JG Kant Lyon street here for some time. Crowe ts said to have been intimate with Charley Prince, who was shot dead while trying to rol a store in (juincy, 111., a year ago. arid the detective believes that trace of him can be found in this city, and that Mr;'. Prince, wife of the dead robber, will lo cate him. He does not b li.-ve the ntnrv from Denver that Crowe- is in Jail, for he was seen In Omaha only a few day s before the abduction. FELL UNDER WHEELS. Fifteen Tear Old Thomas Park er Meets Terrible Death. Thomas L. Parker, a colore -1 boy n 1 15 years, was killed by .Santa Fe tn i -. No.ii yesterday afternoon near Flftee-.itl. street. The Inquest over the remains was h"' I this morning and it developed that tl - boy had gone down the track to wle-ie the train stops before crossing the Mis souri Pacific track. He K"t on the m and rode to Fifteenth street where he at tempted to get off but in some way full ed to clear the sU'P and was thrown un der the wheels. His body was horribly mancled. S. Parker, who lives at fin Kast F.uc:id av mti". is the father of the W"v. Tho funeral will beheld iwuurra at x.Um home.