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FEIDAT EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, DECEMBER 28, 1900. FRIDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. TO TAKEDE WET. That is the Sole Object of Kitchener's Campaign. Knox is Ordered to Capture or Wear Him Out. BOTHA AND DELAItEY "Will Hold Out as Long as the Great Raider is Free. British Lines Said to Be Not Seriously Menaced. New York, Dec. 28. A dispatch to the Tribune from London says: General Kitchener offers striking proof that the British lines of communication are not seriously menaced by the Boer raiders He has suddenly reappeared in Pretoria after a flying journey to De Aar and Naauwpoort, having passed in a single week up and down the entire line of communications without a sense of insecurity. His message tends to minimize the importance of the raids in Cape Colony and to reveal the first ob jective point of his campaign. Knox's . troopers are described as fighting with De Wet's burghers at Leeuwkop and preventing his return southward to the Orange river. Some military writers have been rashly as suming that De Wet would merely be kept under observation and that Knox's troopers would be diverted to the de fense of Cape Colony. The pursuit of the great raider has not slackened and he will be followed until he is caught. Lord Kitchener knows that the capture of De Wet is the important result to be accomplished, since Botha and Delarey will hold out as long as their ally is moving across the veldt and swooping down upon isolated posts. Knox has re ceived a roving commission to keep up the chase and wear out if he can not corner or entrap the fox. The statement that General Colville has been requested to resign his com mand of an infantry brigade at Gib raltar is attracting much attention. Col llle, it will be remembered, went out to South Africa in command of the first britrade of Methuens division. Kightly or wrongly, he was blamed by nearly all war correspondents for not moving more quickly to the aid of Colonel Broad wood on the occasion of the ambuscade at Sanna's Post and he was accused of not marching to the assistance of the Imperial yeomanry when the Lindley af fair occurred. Shortly afterward he left South Africa and received the com mand of an infantry brigade at Gibral tar. The Times says the natural in ference is that Lord Lansdowne took a not unfavorable view of General Col ville's conduct and Mr. Broderick finds himself unable to agree with his prede cessor. CAPTURE RKPORTED. London, Dec. 28. Persistent reports are in circulation in London and on thj continent that Gen DeWet has been cap tured. The British Chartered South Af rican company received this information from a source in which it is accustomed to place implicit confidence. The war of fice, however, is without confirmation of the report. OLD OFFICERS WIN. State Horticultural Society Re elects Officials. The opposition to the re-election of Fred Wellhouse. president, and W. IT. Barnes, secretary of the State Horticultural so ciety, was defeated today, the following officers being chosen: Provident Fred Wellhouse. Topeka. Vice president J. W. Rcblson, El Do rado. , Secretary W. 31. Barnes. Topeka. Treasurer Frank Holsinger, Rosedale. Trustees were elected by districts, as fo'lows: First E. J. Holtnan, Leavenworth. Second B. F. Smith, Lawrence. Third F. L Kenoyer, 1 ndependenee. Fourth Geo. M. Hunger. Eureka. Fifth William Cutter, Junction City. Sixth J. J. Alexander. Norton. Seventh G. W. Bailey, Wellington. WANT ftlORE MONEY. County Officials Scheming That End as Usual. to Three organizations of county officers met in the court house today. They were the Kansas Sheriffs' association, theAssoclation of Registers of Deeds and Association of Probate Judges. The ob ject of the meetings were similar in that they all want the legislature to enact laws affecting the work and wages oi t heir respective offices in other words to raise their salaries. The probate judges have never before met arid they organized- this morning and elec ted a president and secretary. Tho other officers will be chosen this af ternoon, w. F. Hoch, of Marion county, is president and W. E. Fagan, of Shaw nee county, is secretary. The following judges were present: J. N. Higgin. An derson county; w. P. Fedder, Barton county: W .H. Randall, Butler county; II. I. Burr. Comanche county: Mat Mc Ior,ald. Chase county; C. P. Smith. Cloud county; R. W. Service, Greenwood county; J. H. Mitchell, Douglas county; A. W. Johnson. Harvey county; J. M. Dick, Jefferson county: H. Evan. Jewell county: W. F. Hoch, Marion county: W. W. Simon, Nemaha county; W.E.Wiltse. Osborne county; F. L. Apple, Ottawa county: R. H. Campbell, Reno county; L. S. Dolman. W. EL Fagan, Shawnee county; I. S. Lewis, Sumner county; L. K Speilman, Wabaunsee county; K. p. Snyder, Wyandotte county. The registers held their meeting in the county commissioner's office. This is their third annual meeting. Those pres ent were: F. S. Scoresby, president, lie no county; M. C. Kerr, vice president, Eedgwiek county; M. L. Sawyer, secre tary. Harvey county; F. S. Allen, treas urer, liutler county: J. F. Nash, Rice county: C. W. Bailey, Cowley county; J. R. Feather, Ottawa county ;C.Drather, Mitchell county; E. Carlsson, McPher n county; M. M. Davis. Kilev county; H. B. Wallace, Saline county; 6. J. Rus sell, Lyon county; F. W. Arnold, Os borne county; J. W. Erickson, Clay county; J. W. Brinkerhoof, Franklin county; F. L. Stevens, Shawnee countv; Y. I. Finley, Chautauqua county; . W. Milllson. Waubaunsee "bounty; G. F. Soxman, Douglas county. . The sheriffs meeting was riot a regular meeting but was called to make the last anangements for the lobbying of bills in theieprislature. - Sixteen members of the association were in attendance. Tom O'Conner, Lyon teotuity, is president, and W. F. Daniels of Cowley county is sec retary. The meeting was held in ti e G. A. R. hall in the thiid floor of the court house. . - SMYTHE WILL LITE. Condition of Masonic Secretary Shows , Improvement. Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 2S. The condi tion of William H. Smythe, the grand secretary of the Masons of Indiana who was mysteriously shot yesterday was much improved today and he may re cover. The mystery surrounding the shooting has not yet been solved. The theory is gradually gaining credence that the story of an unknown woman having done the shooting is unfounded. Friends of Mr. Smythe refuses to talk of the af fair, except to say that they know noth ing about it. A mystery which can not be explained by the police and detectives who enter tain the suicide theory, is the disappear ance of the revolver with, which the shooting was done. DREYFUS BOBS UP. Noted French Character De mands a New Hearing. New Tork, Dec. 28. A dispatch to the World from Paris says: The letter from Dreyfus to Premier Waldock-Rousseau demanding a new hearing has set Paris ablaze with excite ment. The nationalists will hold a secret con clave to decide upon what action to take in view of the threatened revival of this celebrated "affair" which "will not down." The impression prevails that. Dreyfus is now in this city. Some usually well informed persons insist that his letter to the premier was carefully prepared after consultation with various distinguished men, one of them being especially conspicuous. The absence of any date to the letter is pointed to aa evidence that Dreyfus is here. Dreyfus' letter was provoked by Henri Rochefort's assertion in the Intran sigeant that Dreyfus sent to Emperor William in 1894 a document stolen from the German embassy in Paris, which document constituted direct evidence of the crime "for which," the ex-captain writes. "I have been twice condemned unjustly." Everybody believes that if an inquiry is accorded it will mean a revival of the case. The nationalists are palpably alarmed lest Dreyfus' former counsel, now stronger than ever, may find a for midable majority in both houses of the legislature that, goaded by the insults of the opposition, will order an investi gation, which will result in another court martial on the ground that new evidence Jias been discovered. . The wiser nationalist heads severely blame Rochefort for precipitating a new dilemma. The World correspondent has inter viewed several leaders in the senate and chamber. They simply expressed satis faction at Dreyfus' dignified denuncia tion of Rochefort's statement and said they expect that an investigation will be granted. Rochefort, proud of having raised a rumpus, talks hotly about traitors and declares that Dreyfus' letter is a bluff. QUAY IS ON HAND. Goes to Harrishurg to Manage His Campaign. Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 28. Col. M. S. Quay reached Harrisburg today from Washington to take personal charge of his canvass for United ' States senator. Mr. Quay will stay here with his family during the legislative session. Senator Boies Penrose also arrived today to as sist in the management of the Quay campaign and will stay until after the organization of the legislature next Tuesday. On Tuesday evening the Re publicans will hold a caucus for the nomination of a candidate for United States senator. , ( MONEY TALKS. Uncle Sam "Will Take It From Turkey in Any Way He Can Get It. Washington, Dec. 28. The state de partment has received no money as yet on account of the Turkish indemnity claims. Nor has it had any connection whatever with the deal which has been made by the Cramps with the Turkish government for the inclusion of the amount of the indemnity in the price to be paid for a warship by the Turkish government. But it does know that such contract has been made, and it also has for its own part promises from the Turkish government that the claims shall be paid. So if the money comes through the Cramps it will be accepted as the? state department recognizes the right of the porte to select any mes senger it may choose to transmit the money. All that is necessary to make the transaction proper is that the fact shall clearly appear on the records that the money is paid by the Turkish gov ernment to the government of the United States, which will distribute it among the claimants adjudged to be en titled to compensation. . fVlASON IS OUT. Garden City Man Withdraws From Speakership Race. Garden City, Kas., Dec. 28. H. F. Mason, representative from this county, returned from Topeka last night. He states that finding that the Baker forces are divided on the question of speaker of the house between George J. Barker and himself, he will not be a candidate, but will support Barker, regarding him as well qualified for the position and a friend of Senator Baker. "Weather Indications. Chicago, Dec. 28. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair tonight and Saturday; warm er in east portion Saturday; variable winds. United States Attorney I. E. Lambert has received a eita.tion to appear before the United States supreme court in the case of Oberlin M. Carter. UBIQUITOUS PATCROVJE Man Suspected of Kidnaping Cud ahy Boy Seen and Recognized in Numer ous Places at Once. IN WOMAN'S ATTIRE He Has Been Walking About Streets of Chicago. Boston Police Are Sure He Has Sailed For Europe. Chicago, Dee. 28. Disguised as a wo man, Pat Crowe, the notorious criminal, who is being sought by the police all over the United States on the charge that he was the kidnaper of Eddie Cu dahy, at Omaha, has been seen in Chi cago within the last few days, and may still be hiding here, according to state ments made by Detective Sergeant Jas. Storen, a Chicago police officer, who has arrested Crowe a number of times in the past. With a view to discovering the fugi tive's hiding place, a search of several houses in Sixty-third street, near Stew art avenue, has been made by Storen, acting on information that Crowe had been recognized on that street Christmas day In pursuing his quest the ser geant stumbled upon evidence which he says convinced him that Crowe has been in Chicago recently, and that, in the guise of a woman, clothed in a black robe and heavily veiled, the suspect went abroad with impunity in the streets of Englewood, the suburb where he once was a resident and is well known to many people. etoren claims to have traced Crowe to a room where he was masquerading as a young widow in mourning, but that Crowe received word from his friends that the police were on his trail, and es caped before a capture could be effected. "I found ample evidence in the room that its occupant was none other than Crowe," said Sergeant Storen. "Whether he is now in Chicago I cannot say. In Englewood, however, he has influential friends who, in all probability, have found him a hiding place,-so I think the searchers for Crowe would do well to be on the lookout in this city for some time to come." It may be easy for Crowe to make up as a woman, as his face is almost beard less and his height not too great. . ON THE OCEAN. . , Boston, Dec. 28. The Boston police have evidence to indicate they think.that "Pat Crowe" and the other man who is wanted on a chaige of kidnaping young Cudahy, are on the Warren liner Mich igan, bound for .Liverpool, and a cable containing that Information has been sent to the Scotland Yards detectives, who will be on the Liverpool docks when the steamer arrives. Just before the Michigan sailed from the Hoosac tunnel dock last Saturday, two men who acted so suspiciously as to attract attention and who answered to the description of Crowe and the other supposed kidnaper, boarded the steamer with ,a large amount of baggage. The. steamer sailed in a very short time, but not before word of the presence of the strangers had been sent to police head quarters. A Nantasket Beach watchman has re ported to the police that he saw at the beach a big stranger.dressed like a west ern cattleman and carrying a big old carpetbag. He asked for a boat man to row him out to an outgoing vessel, and said he would pay almost any price for the service, for he was anxious to board some vessel going to a foreign port. lie answered the description in every detail of Pat Crowe as it has tjeen sent out by the Omaha police. The watchman went to notify the police and when he return ed the man was gone. SEEN IN ST. JOE. St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 28. Patrolman Carson saw Pat Crowe enter a South St. Joseph saloon yesterday afternoon. He says he is sure of the man, as he knows him well. Chief of Detectives Shea placed a posse at the disposal of Carson and a search is being made in Crowe's haunts in South Bt. Joseph, A man who thinks he can locate him is guiding the police. BEGIN ALL OVER. Omaha, Neb., Dec. 28. All hope of capturing Pat Crowe in this vicinity has been abandoned and the police and special detectives on the case have now settled down to a systematic search for evidence from the clues now in their possession. These clues are few, but may lead to important discoveries. They began at the beginning and are now going over the entire ground cov ered by the bandits Tuesday and Wed nesday nights of last week in the hope that they will find at least two import ant articles in the campaign of evidence the gasoline stove on which the out laws boiled their coffee in the Grover street cottage, and the buggy used by them at various stages of the case. "Up to date, we have followed all clues which promised a solution of the mystery," said Chief Donahue, "and have found that they led to nothing.and we are now ready to go over the ground again, this time giving attention to the more minute details of the matter." Logically, St. Joseph, the police think, is the last city in the middle west that Pat Crowe would visit at such a time as this. It is the last place the police expected him to visit, and, knowing this, it may have furnished him with a good reason for going there. So far as the police know, Crowe has no relatives in or near St. Joseph, but it is well known that he has friends there. "If Pat Crowe was implicated in this job of kidnaping," said a detective who is at work on the case, "and it was his intention to leave Omaha afterward and go to St. Joseph, it would have been the most natural thing in the world for him to have gone as far as Pacific Junction, la., on horseback and then taken the train for the Missouri city." Another development that connects Crowe with the case is the fact that the man who rented the cottage on Grover street gave the name of J. L. Connor. Crowe has a brother-in-law named J. F. Connor, and those working on the matter are inclined to believe, in view of this fact, that Crowe rented the house, giving the name of his brother-in-law on account of the relationship of the two men. An additional clew was found today in connection with the kidnaping-. In searching in the vicinity of the locality of the place where the father of the ab ducted boy placed the $25,000 in gold. which was to ransom his son, there was found, a few rpds west and a little to the south, an ordinary new gunny sack, with no marks o brands upon it, The gunnysack was found by an oak tree on the southward side. From this location, if the abductors of the Cudahy boy desired, they could have had an excellent view of the place where the gold was placed by Mr. Cudahy and yet been securely screened by the clump of bushes. It is presumed that the abductors of young Cudahy placed the gunnysack be hind the tree, meaning to use it in car rying the gold away, just as they had intended to use the pantaloon legs, in case the gold was not brought to the place in a grain sack. By the side of the grain sack were a number of bits of broken pottery, which might have been placed there prior to the presence of the abductors, or have been a part of a jug broken at the time the ab ductors were lying in wait for the appear ance of Mr. Cudahy. A number of the pieces of the jug are still on the ground, but the handle could not be found. Im mediately south of the place where Mr. Cudahy placed the bag of gold is a slight depression in the ground. On the side, of this is an oak tree and a small bunch of sprouts. Behind this a man could have in perfect safety - watohed the approach of Mr. Cudahy. and at the same time have seen whether he placed the bag of f:old by the lantern. The bandit would lave been as securely hidden as if he were in the most secluded spot on earth. To the south of the place where the gold was deposited stretches away in the distance 160 acres of timberland, cut up by draws and ravines. That someone has thought of the possi ble burying of the gold in this locality is ' j State Superinteisnt Frank Nelson, Wlio is Leading the Big Fighfj to Have the State Text proven by the numerous holes that have been dug around stumps and under logs in a vain search for the missing treasure. The men who planned the raid on Mr. Cudahy's treasury chose well their loca tion for the delivery. There is no house within nearly a mile of the locality and the place where the lantern was hung on the fence as a guide to Mr. Cudahy is hidden entirely from view until the deep cut has been entered, either from the east or west. One peculiar feature in connec tion with this case was the marking on a fence board at the exact spot where the money was deposited of a large let ter "X," which had been cut on the fence board recently by someone, evidently with a knife. Diligent inquiry of the farmers who reside in the vicinity of the Paddock grove -failed to reveal any definite infor mation in regard to the presence of strangers at the time of the abduction, yet several men were found who had seen movers in the vicinity of Paddock's grove about the time the Cudahy boy was kid naped. The undershirt sleeve found near the lantern has developed an important clue, according to the police. While it is an ordinary undersleeve, cut from a garment at the shoulder, it discloses a feature which may lead to the apprehension of one of the kidnapers. The armhole is partially sewed up, and In such a man ner as to indicate that the sleeve was a part of a garment worn by a one-armed person. The armhole is very small, hardly large enough to admit a hand, and yet is large enough to permit the passage of a "stump" through it. The sewing is done with large sized yarn, and has the appearance of having been done for some time, a.t least before the shirt was laun dered the last time. One theory advanced by the police is that the sleeve is a part of an undershirt belonging to well known South Omaha young man, who has fig ured in several escapades, for one of which he is now doing a term in jail. It is believed that the sleeve was originally taken from this young man's house. which is not many blocks from the Melrose Hill house. SEEN IN DES MOINES. Des Moines, Ia Dec. 28. Ex-Chief of Detectives George McNutt, of this city, who claims acquaintance with Pat Crowe extending over a period of five years, makes the statement today that he met Crowe in this city at the corner of Fourth and Walnut the day before the abduction of Edward Cudahy, jr. Detective Shaunessy returned to Omaha this morning. Mrs. Prince denied that she had seen Crowe inside of a year. ALBAUGH RODE THE ELK Republican Leader is Initiated With Latest "Crinkles." Morton Albaugh has joined the To peka lodge of Elks. The members had talked about giving him the latest "crin kles" in the initiation, just what Al baugh desired the least. So he put off going to the lodge room until 11 o'clock night before last, thinking the obligation and oath were all that the members would attempt to give him at that hour. Yesterday morning at sunrise Albaugh reached his hotel. He had been on the rack ten hours and is regarded by Lie Topeka Elks as the most thoroughly ini tiated member of the organization in the state. With this idea Albaugh is in full accord. Chemists' Last Day. Chicago, Dec. 28. Reading and discus sion of papers on various subjects of scientific interest took most of the time of today's session of the American Chemical society. Among the subjects discussed were: "The determination of dissolved oxygen in water," by Arthur W.Palmer; "Correction in the detei mi nation of urea by the Liebig method," by J. H. Long and "Reaction between metallic amides and acid amides in li quid," by Edward C. Franklin. The con vention will adjourn late this af ternoou. PLAN IIASJAILED. Teachers' Association Doe's Not Adopt Mr. Nelson's Scheme. Suggest Only Slight Amend ment to Text Book Law. HAVE BEST BOOKS. Want the Law Changed to That End. No Suggestion For GiTingPower to Text Book Board. The Kansas State Teachers' associa tion committee on resolutions declined to recommend a change in the present text book uniformity law in the state which would restore the old conditions and de prive the patrons of Kansas schools of the advantages of one system of books. Despite the effort made by the book companies little was accomplished. The Book Law Amended. only action taken was an endorsement of an amendment permitting boards of education to adopt supplementary books where it is deemed wise. This would not vitiate the provisions of the present law like the proposed amendment, permitting general changes and substitutions, would do. The book companies lost their fight al though an effort has been made to make it appear that they were taking no ac tion in this direction. The amendment.explained by the com mittee on- resolutions, is merely to ex tend a provision of the present law and does not contemplate making it possible to abrogate the present system of pur chasing books, nor does it make changes In prices. The present law is apparently satis factory to the teachers as it is to the pupils. The State Teachers association holds to the theory that the endorsement of enterprises or schemes of any kind is without the line of legitimate action on the part of the association, consequently there was objection to an endorsement of the Kansas Exposition. When John MacDonald and Superin tendent Nelson were told of the intention to pass the exposition without notice they went before the committee and suc ceeded in having the resolutions declare in favor of the exposition. . The resolutions follow: "Be it resolved, by the Kansas State Teachers' association, assembled in its thirty-eighth annual meeting: "1. That we thank the persons to whom we are indebted for the use of the state house, the high school building the Presbyterian and Baptist churches! and the auditorium; the Modocs and others who furnished music for the as sociation, and all others to whom we are specially indebted for the success of the present meeting. "2. That we are proud of the fact that the newspapers of our state are so very generally clean in language, and so free from what is objectionable: and we cail upon all who are responsible for what is read by the youth of our state to aid the teachers in the important matter of moral instruction, by encouraging an exis.ting tendency to promote the dis semination of good literature. "3. That moral and physical training and the art side of education, includ ing such subjects as music, drawing, kindergarten work and manual training, as far as time and means will admit, should find a place in the public schools of the state. "i. That we express our approval of the educational administration of, the state as conducted by Superintendent Nelson and the state board of educa tion. "b. That we renew our allegiance to the Western School Journal, which has always stood for the highest and best interests of our schools, the real welfare of the teachers of Kansas, and the de velopment and upbuilding of character among our boys and girls, and declare that our hearty support should be siven to that clean and able school publicar tioii. "6. That it be the sense of this asso ciation that the coming legislature should so amend the state text-book law as to enable the people of Kansas to secure the best text-books of the day for the usi of their children in the public schools; and that whatever 'looks may be adopted, the law should ex pressly permit the use in school of sup plementary books by pupils who possess the adopted books and are using them in good faith. "7. That we believe that the bureau of education should be erected into an in dependent department, on a plane with the department of labor, and that it should be so constituted that it may be eouipped to exercise effective oversight cC the educational systems of Alaska ar.d the several islands now dependent upon.us. "8. That we earnestly favor a strong educational exhibit; representing every department of tducation, at the . pro posed Kansas Semi-Centennial Exposi tion, and that we commend Mr. Long shore for his efforts in bringing This matter to the attention of the teachers ani friends of education." DR. FISK TO TEACHERS. Topeka Preacher Delivers a Lecture on Education. The lecture date at the High school assembly hall was filled by Rev. D. M. Fisk, of the First Congregational church. Dr. A. E. Winship, of Boston, was to have delivered his lecture, "Praises and Prizes," but owing to the fact that he was suddenly taken ill with a sore throat and was unable to speak above a whisper he was compelled to cancel the date. Dr. Fisk spoke upon the subject of "Education for the Enrichment of Com mon Life." He urged upon his hearers the fact that the young children in the public schools should be taught the way of meeting the social need. "There is just one way to accomplish this," said Mr. Fisk, "and that is to adopt Jesus' spirit of self-sacrifice. And it is our duty to serve for in so doing cornea the happiness and joy of our life. Our only dwelling place la in man and in Ood. "Our greatest gospel is in teaching those in our charge so that they will have an education adequate to meet a social need." Dr. Fisk believes in the theory of evo lution. He said:- "1 believe in the pro cess of evolution and that it has con tinued for millions of years, and that it will still continue to be one of the powers for good or bad. "It now rests with us," he said, "to make the next century and generation what it Is." He showed that the children must be brought up right and that they be taught the ways of God so that they may prove to be an element for good instead of evil. He said that it was a debt to our pos'.erity to do this for the children of this generation. In speak ing of the duty of teachers in this con nection he said: "It is the duty of all to work con scientiously in this respect and do everything within our power to teach the young entrusted to our care the ways of righteousness and Justice. The teacher should have his or her whole heart in the work In hand, and do it for the sake of humanity and not for the dollars and cents to be derived. A teacher who is in the work with no other object in view than of drawing the sal ary at the end of each month is a felon and should not be allowed to remain in charge of a school." Dr. Fisk is a forcible speaker, and held his audience, hardly a person leav ing the room during the time of his lec ture. He is an excellent story teller, and aptly illustrates many of his strong est points with stories. A pleasing feature of the evening's programme were the vocal solos of Miss Tipton. The meeting was opened with a duet by Miss Tipton and David Bowie of this city. Rev. J. T. McFarlarid fol lowed .with prayer. r ' K. XT. REUNION. Ex-Students and Faculty Enjoy a Banquet. The ex-studenta and members of the faculty of the state university who are attending the association meetings met last evening and a reunion was held, after which a supper was served. About fifty plates were laid. The following resolution was adopted: "Resolved, That we, the ex-students and faculty of the University of Kan sas, assembled in fraternal union at the Kansas State Teachers' association, send our warm greeting to Chancellor Snow. That we keenly feel his absence and hope that after a restful vacation he may be restored to that eminent position among us which he has so long and deservedly held." Among those present at the reunion were: Miss Gallon, Miss Carrie M. Wat son, Prof. G. B. Penny, Prof. A. T. Wal ker, Prof. F. W. Blackmar, Prof. E. I). Adams, Prof, and Mrs. E. M. Hopkins, Prof. A. M. Olin. Mr. F. H. Olney, Mr. George Foster, Mr. E. F. Stimpson, Mr. E. L. Cowdrick, Mr. E. F. Stanley of Lawrence, Dr. Ida C. Barnes. Miss Lillie Freeman, Miss Edith Davis, Mr. M. L. Field, Mr. L. A. Stebbins, Mr. F. C. Beck of Topekti, Miss Eleanor Humph rey, Miss Anna Lees of Junction City, W. A. McKeever of Manhattan, J. W. Hullinger of Chapman, Ward Mc Crosky. C. H. Nowlin, George E. Rose, E. E. Rush of Kansas City, M. R. How ard of Leavenworth. S. C. Bloss of Win field, W C. Jamison of Atchison, J. It. Thierstein of Fredonia, W. H. Greider of Marvsville, I. B. Morgan of Sabetha, John F. Hall, Prof. S. J. Hunter, C. A. Shively. Miss Katherine Fisher, Miss Etoile Simons of Lawrence, Dr. L. M. Powell of Topeka, H. L. Miller of Nor tonville. A NEW NATIONAL UNION. Gas and Electric Fitters Form an Or ganization. Chicago, Dec. 28. The Record says: Chicago saw the birth of a new na tional labor organization last night, whose headquarters will be in this city. The new body is the gas and electric fitters' national association of America. The object of the organization is to ef fect an amalgamation of the building trades so that internal discussions over trade jurisdiction may cease and the better interests of all these be conserved. The gas" fitters' unions in Cincinnati, St. Louis, Boston and New York have been in communication with the local union, however, and have applied for charters of affiliation. The idea of amalgamation is in line with the policy laid down by "the American Federation of Labor as a means of settling disputes which came before that body at every convention relative to the classification of work. Cease Betting on Road Races. New York. Dec. 2S. The Road Drivers' association of New York, through its ex ecutive committee, has placed itself on record as disapproving of betting cj match races held on the speedway an i ia the future will in no way recognize or officially participate in any race in which there is money involved. The committee decided that in the future the association shall devote more of its at tention to horse shows and parades and the giving of matinee races. Sugar War to Continue. New York, Dec. 28. The Journal of Commerce prints the following: An in formal meeting of the directors of the American Sugar Refining company has just been held here. After the meeting Mr. H.O. Havemeyer said there had been no agreement with competing companies and that at the coming meeting of di rectors there would be no increase in the dividend on the common stock. SlilCLAfTlIE Um Elected President of State Pedagogues. Miss M. E.Dolph!n Is First Yico President. OTHER 0FFI CE KS X A 31 EI) Secretary and Treasurer Are to JJe Appointed. Committee Suggests High School Improvements. At the morning s'Hslon th Ptut Teachers' assoc iation ut the ni' i ti is I i representative hail this nnrn:n -l-c t-d the following officers for the ensuiai; term: President W. M. Sinclair, KU.rndc. First Vice lresid"nt Miss M. K. Dol phin, Leavenworth Second vice President W. E. IVnrsou. principal in Kansas Cily. Kan . si huoi-. Third Vice President It. H. lion-l, county superintendent of Elk county. The auditing committee lectcd inU morninn is composed of W. It. Flslu I county superintendent of Washington county; Porter Young, president Central if W. M. SI NCI, AIR. President Statu Teachers' Afnorlutlon. Normal collesre at Great lioti'' and Har old Katnt-p. snprint-nien of the lit loit punlic ufhools The executive committer is empewd of W. M. Sinclair. Mlw M. E. Delphi:.. W. E. Pearson. K. R. Mend and Siip'Ti.i -fendent of Public Instruction Fiai.U Nelson. The offices of secretary and treasurer, the railroad secretary, arid the- enter tainment committee are appointive and the executive committee will prtilmbly meet in March to arrange for the (ilUni; of those offices and the pi rtliininat y for the next meeting of the nswn la 1 1 ti. The commit lee on nominal hum is eon -posed of C. V. NorniHU. t Iniii iiiHii of t ii'-r First district: Oram l:illiee. of th- Se. -ond: J. A. Farrell, of the Third: .1. .' ' Mathis of the Fourth: L. 1'. Wh.irion of the Fifth: O. A. Strung of tin- Sixth i 1 Warren Baker of the Seventh district. SCHEMES TURNED DOWN. State Teachers Associstion Proves to be Very Conservative. Among the resolutions icubriiltted t the committee on resolutions for incor poration into the resolutions inlrotiue 1 before the members of the mssoc lut ion and which were turned down, are thn following: First The consolidation of school dis tricts. Second For strictly compulsory edu cation. Third Truant officers and cstjibllsh ment of local schools for inc-orrii.-i!le. Fourth I'rovisions for defraying cer tain exp'enses of county Kuperiril rnierts. Fifth Equitable system of taxation. Sixth For additional normal schools. Seventh Deprec ating practice of hyp notism. These reiwilutions were reported to th legislative committee and were not re ported back to the members of the as sociation by that committee. f tt;? seven resolutions enumerated above tt: flrst four were pet theories of Slate Sup erintendent of l'ublio Instruction Frank Nelson. , M It. MAC DONALD'S AMKNDM KNT. John MacDonald offered an unnrul ment to the constitution of the- anHoeii tion whlch was punwi-d. The- amendmert provides that the term of the officers ex pire on March 1, hereafter Instead f August 1 a heretofore. JOHN MARSHALL CKLKHI lATIOX. The following wlf-explanator y lett regarding the celebration of the nteii ary of the installation of John Marwhail as chief justice of the 1'nited Stan u preme court was read: "Mr. K. T. Fatrchild, Irenident Kansas State Teachers' association. "Dear Sir: We deHire to Interest tii"i teachers of Kansas in the celebration of John Marshall day. February 4. IWil. if the centenary of tiie installation of John Marshall as chief justice of the T'nlti-d States and is to be observed throughout the country: the, princ ipal exerc is'-s of the day will be conduc ted under the aus pices of the supreme court of the l.'nitc 1 States at Washington. "It is ' f course unnecessary to tell the members of the KariHus Stale-Teachers-association anything about John Mar shall or the eminent serviced winch bt rendered to his country as soMici. statesman and jurist. We assume that they are all willing and anxious to honor the memory of this great man ami to imnress upon the minds of their ixipiis the traits of character which made1 him great. We believe that the ten; h"i- and pupils of the state of Kansas can well afford to devote a t""tion of the day to a consideration of the life-, c har acter and services of the grcatcM Jurist the I'nited States has yet produced. "Cherishing this belief, we desire to call upon the teacher of Kansas to d,. what they can towards the obsc rva.nc-c-of John Marshall day. and will be much, obliged if you will publicly call the mat ter to the attention of your ss iaUon before Its adjournment and recommend such exercises in the schooH will b tContinued on Sixth Puge l fl ' ' "