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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.
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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.
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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
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