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THURSDAY EVENING.
TOPEKA, KANSAS, DECEMBER 27, 1900.
THURSDAY EVENING.
TWO CENTS.
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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-
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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.
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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.

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