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EVERYBODY EVERYBODY 10 PAGES j 10 PAGE! MM READS IT. LAST EDITION. THURSDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, DECEMBER 28, 1905. THURSDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. f . GOING TOJIEGES. Moscow Reports Say Backbone of KeTolt Is Broken. Insurgents Are Being Driven From Their Strongholds. BARRICADES BURNED. Guerilla Warfare Is Still Beiin Carried On. Sniping and Hurling of Bombs From Roofs of Houses. Moscow, Wednesday, Dw. 27.-6 P. M. The backbone of the insurrection- is broken and the uprising- here is rapidly going to pieces. The revolutionists are able to keep up only a guerilla warfare but the ease with which they can move mail detachments from place to place renders the task of suppressing them Blow and tedious. The Brunnai quar ter has been cleared of the members of m, the Drujina as the fighting organization of the revolutionists is called. They have transferred their operations to East Tvskeria consisting principally of sniping from the roofs of houses, occa sionally throwing a bomb on advanc ing patrols and making off on the ap pearance of artillery. All the troops of the Moscow garrison, including the former disaffected Kostoff grenadiers and the reinforcements which are employed in crushing the revolu tionists are still insufficient to thor oughly occupy the territory won, thus enabling the revolutionists to slip into vacated territory, as soon as the troops move on. Many of the attacks on pa trols are seemingly made out of a pure spirit of bravado since they are com pletely futile from a strategic stand point. The remnants of the insurrection now lack cohesion or a head. The city of Moscow bears the pic turesque appearance " a battlefield. Officers are everywhere seen galloping through the streets or being driven about in rapidly moving sleighs accom panied by escorts of dragoons or Cos sacks. The stores were reopened and the inhabitants who h - been cooped up for five days were venturing for a breath of fresh air. Demolishing Barricades. The troops began operations this morning at the triumphal arch, bom barding and demolishing an immense barricade near the car stables of the Belgian company, which had been built behind overturned tram cars. Thence slowly pivoting from the arch -le col umns swept eastward, clearing all the streets off Tverskaia and north of the boulevard which separated the battle ground from the center of the city. Barricades were not so numerous in this i egion as was the case during yester Vr oays fighting and the tioops encoun ti red Jess opposition. A correspondent cf the Associated Press accompanied one of the columns for an hour during which time the soldiers of the Drujina r ow here attempted to hold the barri cades. After firing a few shots they in variably scattered off These defenses were taken without firing a shot. The work of destroying the entanglements and burning the material from which they were con structed was slow. Occasionally when the troops were fired upon from roofs the houses were bombarded, but the oc cupants had ample time to escape. The operations of the troops in the Brunnai district disclosed many inter esting traces of yesterday's fighting which brought the walls of a hundred houses tumbling about the ears of their defenders. The Prokohorff cot ton mill, the headquarters of the Drujina and many other houses for the distance of a mile between the boulevard and the triumphal arch v ere in ruins. Every streets tributary of the Tverskai boulevard was stout ly barricaded, as many as seven being counted within two hundred yards of a. single street. These evidently formed the first line of rlefense and the net work of streets behind were barricad ed at intervals. These barr'cades were left standing, the troops having strate gotioaPy made a circuit to an open plain northwest Of the city which en enid them to take the revolutionists in the rear, compelling the evacuation of the position practically without loss as the revolutionists were unable to fitrht the artillery with revolvers and they possessed few rifles. Vawning Chasms. House after house showed yawning chasms produced by shells. The spirit shops and cheap lodging houses oc cupied by the student revolutionists were the principal sufferers. The bar ricades thought they could not be defended against artillery were well constructed of tele graph poles. fences, heavy doors iron court yard gates and signs si', interlaced with wire. A lumber yard in the vicinity furnished material for thirty barricades. Red flags were still defiantly floating over some of the barriers, "but throughout the district the correspondent saw neither Drujin ls!s nor soliders. It was like a desert id field over which the tide of battle find swept. During the morning the revolution ists several times attempted to inter cept convoys of ammunition sent from the arsenals to th troops whose sup ply of 200 rounds per man was run liins low. In one case they almost succeeded, af ter which the escorts of the convovs were doubled. 1 he boldest exploit to the credit of the revolutionists was an attack on tt'" dinner of the four grenadiers which was being trundled out in the wheeled f nmp kitchens used jn the . Russian Krmy. A detachment of the Drujina. aided by sympathizers in the neighbor hood swooped dov.n on the cm poral's guard firming the escort. The dri vers of the wheeled i-itohens and w.e escort made a valiant defense as bulb-is rattied on the hot'.- and cauldron" puncturing a big soup pot. At that junc ture a squadron of dragoons galloped up and drove off the assailants and the t.unp kitchens were rescued but the Biandiers lost their dinner. V Daring Raid. Last night a company of Drujina sol fliers who are said to be paid "0 cents e day, made a daring incursion into the heart of the ity occupying Okhotnago Ri da (Hunters row) under the walls of the Kremlin and suddenly opened fire on the attilleiy aril infantry camping in Theater square. Th guard station ed at the Hotel Metropoie where Gov ernor General Doubasoff is quartered, replied and volley after voiley was ex changed across the square. The regular troops in the absence of their officers were thrown into confusion by the sur prise attack and fired wildly until the officers rushed out of the hotel and led a charge across the square, whereupon the Drujina soldiers hastily decamped. The regulars thereafter were most nervous. The corrernnfipn returning later to the Hotel Continental on the opposite side of the square, were fired upon. At midnight the guests of this hotel were routed out of bed. the com mander of the troops having sent word that he intended to open, with artillery on Hunters row which had been reoc cum'ed by the Drujina and that the ho tel being almost in the line of fire, might suffer. Plans of Rebels Upset. St. Petersburg, Dec. 285:20 P. M. The energetic measures taken by the government have completely overturned the plans of the revolutionists in St. Petersburg. Practically all the leaders have been arrested. The few who are at liberty are in hiding. The police believe they have captured most of the store of rifles and revolvers and those in act ual possession of strikers and revolu tionists whose lodgings were searched last night. Wherever arms were found the owners were arrested. Nevertheless the leaders from their hiding places still continue to assure their followers that all goes well. MR. WILDER'S WILL The Bulk of His Estate Bequeathed to His Widow. The will of Edward Wilder, filed in the probate court Wednesday after noon, leaves his entire estate estimated at $300,000 to his wife, with exception al conditional bequests amounting to about $21,000. The will, which was made on the 5th of December, makes Mrs. Wilder the executrix without bond, and was witnessed by Mrs. Win der's brother, Alfred A. Scott, and James Moore, who as paymaster of the Santa Fe, has been intimately asso ciated with Mr. Wilder for a great many years. The following is a copy of the will filed with the probate, court: "I give, devise and bequeath to my wife, Mary C. Wilder, subject to be quests hereinafter made, all my estate, real and personal and mixed, and do hereby constitute and appoint my said wife sole executrix and trustee, without giving bond, of this my last will and testament. "Having heretofore given my son Walter R. Wilder, upon his marriage, the sum of $10,000, for the sole pur pose of building and furnishing him an unencumbered home, and desiring that my son Edward T. Wilder receive a like amount for the same specific pur pose, provided he shall marry before arriving at the age of fifty years, other wise as hereinafter specified, I direct that securities to the value of $11,000, or of an income value of $600 per year be set aside out of my estate and held in trust by my said executrix and trus tee for my son Edward T. Wilder to be given to him upon marriage for the purpose above specified, or upon his reaching the age of fifty years, or upon the death of my said wife, whichever event shall first occur; the income from such securities to be retained by my said wife for her use and benefit until delivery of the same to my said son as aforesaid. "Whereas, it is my desire to provide a suitable income for my sister-in-law, Evelvn S. Lewis, when as in the event that she should become incapacitated or circumstances should pre-ent her from earning a comfortable living, ap proximately like the amount she is now earning, then and in that event I desire that there shall be paid her an income of $600 per year from securi ties of my estate, during the continu ance of her incapacity or inability to earn such a living and so long as she shall live and remain unmarried." Mrs. Evelyn S. Lewis, the sister-in-law referred to in the will, is librarian at the Topeka public library. The eider son, Walter R. Wilder, is an arch- itect and lives in New York city. Tha 'younger son, Edward T. Wilder, is also an architect and resides in Kansas City. FOUND A HUMAN HAND. Negroes Badly I'rightened by the Gruesome Discovery. Sheriff Lucas has a very old, dried up mystery on hand, and any one is welcome to come in with a clue. It is a human hand, long since removed from the person of the original owner. At noon today, while Sheriff Lucas was driving along Crane street, he noticed an excited lot of negroes in the yard of Mattie Johnson, a negro wo man who lives at 310 East Crane street. Mrs. Johnson ran out upon seeing him. and told him that a human had been found under a rose bush in her yard. He investigated, and found a very dry and almost petrified wo man's right hand, cut off just above the wrist Joint. It was covered with dirt, and very old. but unmistakably a human hand. He took it to the county jail, where a negro "trusty" was ordered to unwrap the parcel. He did so, and when the gruesome frag ment of human flesh was exposed, tried to escape. He was stopped by the jail doors, and when he had suf ficiently recovered, said that he had seen the hand, or one just like it, be fore. He said that a negro named Henry Radford was exposing the hand in Bee Adams' joint on October 15. and scaring the other negroes with it. Sheriff Lucas took the hand to the police station, and told the city of ficers they could investigate. The hand is so badly dried that it is impossible to tell the original color or race of the owner, and the negro who says he saw it over three months ago. states that it was dried and black at that time. It is the general supposition among the officers that the hand is the result of some surgical operation, although it seems to have been hacked off with a hatchet, rather than cut off with surgical instruments. HYDE SAILS AWAY. Denies That He Will Remain Perma nently in laiicc. New York. Dec 25. James Hazen Hyde, former vice president of the Equitable Life Assurance society, today sailed for France cn the steamer La I.crrcin. "I am goirg to France," he said, "for a few- months' rest. I wish to deny em phatically that I am going to leave America to make my home in France. I am all tired out and I feel the need of a rest." L1G1IEYAT 125. Highest Point Beached on Wall Street Since 1899. A Loan of $400,000 Made at That Figure. MR. SAGE'S HARVEST. Uncle Russell Lends 86,000,000 Around 100. The Kate Had Dropped to Six Before the Close. New York, Dec. 28. The call money market opened strong- again today. The first loan reported was $200,000 at the rate of 30 per cent per annum and this was followed almost immediately by another loan of $200,000 at 60 per cent. At 10:35 o'clock the quotation was 80 per cent. The advance in the rate was sensa tionally rapid. From 60 there was a quick advance to 75. 90 and then 100. When 100 per cent was touched, all rec ords since December, 1S99, were broken. In that year 186 per cent was paid for call loans. After lending at 100 today there were loans at 90 per cent. The 90 per cent quotation did not last long and at 11 o'clock 110 per cent was paid for funds and shortly afterwards a loan of $400,000 at 125 per cent was reported. Although brokers were compelled to pay the highest prices in years for cash with which to carry their stock there was little excitement over the situation. Many stock exchange houses provided themselves several months ago with time loans to carry, them over January 1, which is a time when money is al ways in great demand for dividends, interest and other year end settlements. These time loans are not affected by the call money market. Some stocks were sold out during the morning hours, principally industrials, but in the main stocks held well In the early trad ing considering the market's usual sen sitiveness to money orders. On the stock exchange the view was taken that this stringency is temporary and that easier conditions will prevail immedi ately after January 1. The demand wor money started within 15 minutes after the opening of busi ness. As a rule nothing is done in mon ey until after 11 o'clock. Today p loan was made early at SO per cent. This was regarded as an effort to keep the rate down. Immediately afterwards bids were raised rapidly at 10 per cent between quotations. A request for ac eommoation at 40 per cent brought no offering. Then the bid was raised to 50, with no better results. The next was 60 at which figure a second loan was made, one of $200,000. ' No n"iore money was offered at that rate. The third loan was made at 70. Then the demand for money from brokers as a result of heavy calling of loans by the banks in order to make arrangements : for the January 1st disbursements be- ; came urgent and most of them were ap- rirehensive as to whether they could re new their loans at all. The call rate then climbed rapidlv to SO. 90 and 125 percent. The top rate yesterday was 95 per tent. The greater part of today's offerings came from out of town banks through their local correspondents. A great manv industrial and commercial houses also loaned through their banks. Russeil Sage, through his represen tative, was reported to have loaned $6,000,000 at u to iuu per sent, more man tne usua.1 Ul&uianiiiduun aa shown by the banks in the collateral accepted by them for loans. The rate for 60 and 90-day loans today was 6 per cent and a commission, making such loans really equivalent to 9 per cent. By noon the demand for money seemed to have been largely supplied. At 12:30 loans were made at 65 per cent. Toward 1 o'clock the demand for funds seemed to have been pretty well satisfied and money was lent at 60 per cent. Just as soon as the money tension seemed to have been relieved the stock market started to advance, led by a sensational movement in Anaconda. This stock rose rapidly to 2 75 against 2 39 earlier in the day. There was no definite news to explain this advance except the reports of a rich strike in the company's mines. Amalgamated copper was carried up 2 points in sympathy owing to its large holdings of Anaconda and other coper and smelting stock were also strong. President Hepburn of the Chase National bank, said today: "The enormous volume of business which obtains throughout the coun try is making a strong demand upon the banking power and naturally has materially advanced the rates of in terest. The foreign exchange credit which the country would normally make is curtailed by the shortage of cars which prevents the rapid market ing abroad of cotton and grain and also by the concerted withholding of cotton for higher prices. Normally we would anticipate such exchange by our credit abroad but Europe has troubles of its own. The Russian cloud hangs over markets. A possi ble default in the interest upon the enormous indebtedness of Russia has seriously disturbed Berlin, holds Paris in anxiety and of course exercises a strong reflex influence in London. Money ha been 8 and 10 per cent in Berlin and .unusually strong in other centsrs. "Hence we are called upon to fi nance our great volume of business practically with out own resources. It is unfortunate that at such a time and under such circumstances that prices of listed securities should be persist ently advanced day by day. It has ad ded to the money strain and is pri marily responsible for the high rates of interests. Stocks (if worthy- would have found a higher level in a normal manner without creating an unusual strain and without causing conditions frought with possible danger. At 2:15 p. m. call monew was quoted at 5 0 per cent. At 2:15 the call money market became much easier and dronned to 6 per cent and at 2:45 the quoted rate was 610 per cent. Millions Goinr In. Cleveland, O., Dec. 28. The Cleveland Nws today says that it learns from a reliable financial authority that Cleve land bankers have sent large sums of money to New York recently to be : placed for call loans and that they now have between $7,000,000 and SS,i.., there. One bank alone is said to have sent $3,000,000 and another $2,500,000. High Rate in Boston. Boston, Dec. 28. A bid of 15 per cent for money on call was made here today, being an usually high rate for the Bos ton market. TO SUE FOR LIBEL Private Car Line Head 'Will Proceed Against McClure's. Milwaukee, Dec. 28. Suit for libel is to be instituted by Emanuel L. Philip, president of the Union Refrig erator Transit company, and by the company as a corporation against the Western News company, the publish ers of McClure's Magazine and the Milwaukee Free Press. Papers are now being prepared. The suits are based on an article published in McClure's for January, written by Ray Stannard Baker, on "The Private Car and the Beef Trust." In the article reference is made to the refrigerator company and to Mr. Philip as "A politician who got re bates." The news company is sued as the distributing agent for McClure's and the Free Press for reprinting- the story. Other suits, it is intimated, may follow against news dealers in this state and throughout the country. It is claimed that Baker got tangled in his facts, as he charged the company as being organized in the interests of the Pabst brewery, while another re frigerator company, now under fire in teh United States court, was the one in which the Pabst Brothers were inter ested. Mr .Philip said of the suits: "The Un ion Refrigerator company was not or ganized when the rebates are alleged to have been paid. Since its incorporation neither I or the company has received one penny in rebates or commissions. We charge a reasonable mileage rental for the use of our cars that is all. We do not handle the Pabst beer, as stated, nor does the Pabst nor any other brew ery own one dollar of stock in our com pany. The whoie article is a fabrica tion of falsehoods.', STATEMENT OF WILSOH Jetmore Attorney Attributes Troubles to a Relative. His Jetmore, Kan., Dec. 28. Roscoe H. Wilson, the law partner of Senator F. Dumont Smith, who was indicted with Senator Smith by the2 federal grand jury at Topeka, makes the following frank, personal statement in the last issue of the Jetmore Republican of which he is the editor: As is doubtless known to everyone of our readers, the editor of this pa per, together witn senator t. uumoni Smith, has been indicted by the feder al grand jury at Topeka, charged with conspiracy to prevent the prosecution of certain individuals charged with the making of - fraudulent proofs in this county and with having paid money to T. E. Ryan, special inspector, to pre vent these prosecutions. We do not, frt the present time, propose to enter into any lengthy discussion of the mat ter, but simply- desire to make the statement that we are not guily of the offense charged and to assure our friends that we have sufficient evi dence to prove that fact and to secure our vindication when the opportunity arises. The whole matter originates with a close relative of ours who bears a per sonal grudge against us. This individ ual, hearing of the rumors that were prevalent here last spring and seeing in them an opportunity to vent his per sonal spite, secured all the information he could regarding the matter, reported it to the district attorney's office and went to Topeka with the witnesses call ed against us to see that they swore right. The complaint found a ready reception in the district attorney's office at this time because, the district attor ney and his assistant had failed of re appointment and were sore at anybody whom they could in any way connect with Harry Bone's appointment. To anyone who is at all familiar with the methods emlnoyed by a grand jury, it is unnecessary for us to say that it is entirely a one-sided affair. That the accused is given no show whatever. That hearsay, suspicion and personal belief are received as evidence. A.s an evidence of their manner of procedure we may state that the editor was sum moned as a witness but after interview ing the great sleuths in the attorney's office and their findimr that we would not testify to suit them we were never allowed to appear before the grand jury. We would ask the people of this coun ty to suspend judgment in this matter until we are given a chance to show our side of this case in court and vindicate ourselves. You know but one side of the matter as yet and that in a very distorted form. We have demanded and expect to secure an immediate trial and we assure you that - this trial our vindication will be complete. concussion of brain. Joy Morton Is in a Very Critical Condition. Nebraska City, Neb., Dec. 2 8. Joy Morton, who was badly injured yes terday by being thrown. from his horse, is conscious this morning, but is suffering considerably from the shock and from a concussion of the brain. The attending physicians speak hope fully but say that Mr. Morton's con dition is such that a definite statement as to his case can not be made yet. While the chances now saem to favor his recovery, a change for the worse may come at any time. "mine owner is sued. Wife of JoHn Jack Seeks Release in Court. Mrs. Sarah L. Jack, wife of John Jack, the coal mine operator who lives at Burlingame and was convicted of violating the trust laws of the state, filed suit in the district court yester day asking for a divorce from her husband and a restraining order pre venting him from disposing of prop erty which is estimated to be worth $10,000. The restraining order was granted and the trial for divorce will be hoard at the next term of court. Mrs. Jack married her husband about two years ago and got an even half dozen chil dren to boot in the deal. These chil dren enter into the cause for a di vorce as the petition sets forth the claim that the husband is not only cruel to her but that he permits the children to abuse her as well. THEY GOTO JAIL. Ten Jointists Are Locked Up This Morning. George Klauer at Last riaced Behind Bars. HUXGATE'S BIG HAUL. County Attorney Is Responsible for the Innovation. Liquor Sellers Actually Placed Behind the Bars. The colony at the county jail was increased by the admission of ten new members this morning who are mem bers of the jointists' union of this city. Those admitted to the county jail this morning were John Heitman, who ad mitted without argument that he was the owner of a joint located on lower Kansas avenue; George Baker, who operated a place at 323 Kansas ave nue; George "Klauer, who for years has had a joint at 526 Kansas ave nue; A. P. Albert, who for a very brief spell sold liquor at 9166 Kansas ave nue; John Hart, the proprietor of a thirst parlor at 211 Kansas avenue; Charles Simmons, who was just one door above him but on the opposite side of the street and in the same busi ness; Frank Christ and Dan Finney, who operated a partnership joint down in the jungles on East Fourth street. With thiSf aggregation of violators of the prohibitory law will be confined H. A. Cochran and William Reese who were each found guilty of operating joints in the village of Willard. The eight jointists first named and who operated joints in this city con cluded after a thorough investigation to plead guilty to a nuisance charge and get off with but one count. This they were permitted to do by the coun ty attorney who had worked up the cases and to whom -belongs the credit for their incarceration. The sentence of the court which was passed today was the same to each of them, the same old sterotyped form: "Thirty days in jail, one hundred dollars fine and costs." The defendants to re main in jail until the fine and costs are paid." H. A. Cochran, William Reese and E. L. Evans were convicted on evi dence furnished by the grand jury which returned indictments against them last February. The trio was con victed at the last term of the district court on nuisance charges. Cochran and Reese of conducting joints at Willard and Evans or selling liquor contrary to law at the Eagle drug store on lower Kansas avenue. Evans failed to appear for sentence and his bond was declared forfeited and his bondman, H. C. Lindsey, will be called upon to pay $300 into the county funds. Evans is said to be in the drug business in Kansas City at the present time but to be outside of the grasp of the officers of this state. Among the list of those sentenced will be found the names of many of the old time offenders, though there are several in the list who are having their first experience in answering to the law for violating the liquor clause. George Klauer, who has conducted a joint continuously for years, heads the list, and County Attorney Hungate is responsible for the statement that this is the first time that he has seen the inside of a jail on the charge of liquor selling. "Gus" Alberts, the baseball enthusiast, player, umpire, and general factotum of the fans will be at home at the county jail to all of his old friends for the next thirty days at least. It was the "jobbing" of Alberts which caused the uprising which resulted in the appointing of an assistant attorney general. Alberts opened a Joint at 916 Kansas avenue which is near one which is owned and operated by the beer combine and they refused to furnish him with beer. The result was that he handled anti combine beer, with the result that he had hardly made connection with a fresh keg of the noncombine beer un til he was arrested, and his friends claim at the instigation of the beer trust. Be it as it may, Alberts was not permitted to run and he is now spend ing his time in the county jail for run ning a joint which he operated for less than a week, and the county has an assistant attorney general. The jointists will be made as com fortable as possible during their en forced stay in the county institution, though it is announced that they will all have been "on the water wagon" for at least thirty days when they are released. Early this morning- express wagons began to arrive at the jail loaded down with bedding, mattresses. springs and other things which will add to the comfort of those who re ceive their sentences today. Those who were sentenced today have "been out on bond since their conviction and have plenty of money with which to purchase the delicacies which are not found on the ordinary bill of fare as furnished by Sheriff Lucas. As long as their money lasts they will be permitted to purchase about any thing that they care to, excepting liquor, which is barred, as it is not considered good form to permit this cimmodity to be introduced into the jail even to the jointists. There is no great demand on the part of eon victed jointists as a usual thing for wet goods as they are familiar with the mode of manufacturing the ordi nary run of joint whisky. The conviction and sentencing of these men means that there will be a big day at the court house soon when the bars, fixtures and liquors captured in the raids on their places of business will be destroyed by the sheriff and his deputies. These joint furnishings are valued at several thousand dollars and in accordance to the law- governing the case must be destroyed. The fine oak bars and sideboa-ds will be split into kindling wood and used for heat ing the court house, while the liquors will be emptied into the Kaw river by way of the city sewers. New Charters. The state charter board this morning granted the following charters: Socita Umbria Italia, Chickopee, no capital. First Baptist church of Lakin, Kan. The Palco Telephone company, Palco, $8,000. Wichita-Port Huron Thresher, com pany, Wichita, $2 5,000. Frisco Oil company of Arizona, $250,000. WEATHER IS THE SAM E. The Promised Storm Has Not Yet Arrived. There has been but little change in the temperature during the last twenty four hours and the atmospheric condi tions have remained about the same. The air is heavily laden with dampness and the smoke hangs near the house tops and refuses to rise while every in dication to an observer would indicate a storm o some kind. The weather department promises cooler weather for tomorrow with a clear sky. The hourly temperatures for the day were : 7 o'clock 33111 o'clock 36 8 o'clock 3212 o'clock 39 9 o'clock 33 1 o'clock 40 10 o'clock 34) 2 o'clock 41 Wind 15 miles from the northwest at 2 p. m. FOR A SQUARE DEAL. O. J. Kern Wants More Consideration for Country Schools. "I want to plead for an educational square deal for the country school. On three grounds I ask this. Let the country school house and the grounds be more of a spiritualizing force. Put the country child into more sympa thetic environments in its school life. Bring to the possibility of every child the secondary school, the high school." In these words, O. J. Kern, superin tendent of the Winnebago county schools of Illinois, a noted advocate of the bettering of the e ducational ad vantages for country school children, made his position on his reform theo ries clear to the teachers at the High school auditorium. "I believe in the three R's," he con tinued. "But I believe in adding the two P's. What are these? Paint and planting trees. In Winnebago coun ty, my home, there are eighteen coun try school grounds with a single tree, while fifty-six other country school grounds have an insufficient number of trees. It cannot be driven too deeply home to those who are interested in the development of the country beau tiful, that one of the first things to do is to preserve the natural beauties of any given place or section. Every part of the United States has some special characteristics in flora or lay of the land that give a local keynote to all the landscape effect. The thing to do in such places in the matter of parks, parkways or home gardens, is as it were to speak in the local dialect, talk eloquently in the vernacular. And yet this is rarely done; so many seem to think that the first thing to do in garden or park is to Import foreign plants and flowers. "It is one of my well established be liefs that school grounds should be made the most attractive places pos sible. Man's .taste and character ara mostly fashioned by his surroundings, especially those incident to his early training. The better tendencies of mind and heart are drawn from en vironments of purity, taste and refine ment. "Beautiful surrounding maketheschool itself more attractive. A beautiful school yard in city, village or country means improved home yards and lawns, and an added interest and more ready aid from patrons. Pupils enlisted in the improvement and ornamentation of school grounds have inculcated in them a spirit which makes them more loyal to the school and its interest and affects them in their home conduct. The feel ing instilled by this work in the school will lead to a broader, loyal citizenship wuen mannooa ana womanhood is reached." Superintendent Kerns illustrated with stereopticon views the work of improve ment which he is leading in Winnebago county. It is marvelous to see what he has done. Dingy, old, tumble-down school houses have been displaced by new, large, commodious buildings. Places which were barren as a prairie are surrounded with trees, fences, flower bed-s and neat waTEs and play grounds. He has wrought entire transformation by his methods and they have made him one of the noted reform educators in the United States. Mr. Kerns' methods are attracting widespread attention ev erywhere. He himself declares that the real results won't show until probably twenty-five years from now, but they wull be worth watching when they do come. His work embraces not only the beau tifying of the exterior school house but also the interior. He has added in many localities little agricultural lessons, mostly in thoroughbred corn. For the girls he has cooking and sewing schools, not for angel's food and Battenburg lace, but for good sweet bread and darn ing stockings." The teachers were immensely pleased with Mr. Kerns' lecture. He has a plain way of saying things, but though his expressions may be homely, they go right to the heart and count. Dr. Nathan C. Schaeffer, state super intendent of instruction of Pennsyl vania, and president of the National Ed ucational association, urged the teach ers to make an effort to cultivate verac ity among children. Professor Olaf J'alley, instructor of music at the State Agricultural college, sang two numbers, "She Alone Charmeth My Sadness" and "King Charles." FilAY BE HAMILTON. Young Topeka Lawyer Will Probably Succeed Judge West. It is said that Clad Hamilton will be appointed assistant attorney general to succeed Judge J. S. West, who will re tire on January 1, to become assistant to H. J. Bone in the United States dis trict attorney's office. Attorney General C. C. Coleman is out of town, and left no indication as to who would ge the job, though he was informed before leaving of Mr. West's intention. He wrote Judge West a letter endorsing his work, and releasing him from any obligation to continue as his assistant through the term. Clad Hamilton is sick at his home with a serious attack of influenza. Temperatures of Larse Cities. Chicago, Dec. 2S. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair tonight and Friday; cooler in eastern prtion. TAIID BY ilOGIi- Kansas Teachers Sympathize With the Governor. Commend Him for Trying to Enforce Prohibition. OFFICERS ARE CHOSEN. Slate Goes Through Without a Single Ripple. Meetings Will Close With the Lectnre Tonight. President, David M. Bowen, Fort Scott, superintendent city schools. First vice president, Miss Aschia Har ris, Emporia. Second vice president, Edwin E. Brookins, superintendent Smith county schools. Third vice president, J. E. Edgerton, Manhattan, superintendent city schools. Auditing committee: 3. E. Boyer, Kingman; P. F. Knight, Wichita; J. H. Adams, Chanute. These are the officers, for the Kansas State Teachers' association for 1906. The threatened collision between the Pearson and Bowen factions did not take place at the meeting in the High School audi torium this morning as some of the for mer's adherents predicted. Pearson is the superintendent of the city schools of Kansas City. He and Bowen were both candidates for the presidency and were both f ro.m the Sec ond district. The remaining seven dis tricts decided to support whichever man won the fight among his own constitu ents. At the Second district caucils on Wednesday morning Bowen overcame Pearson by a big vote. The nominating committee at its session at the Copeiand hotel last night made good its word by nominating the winning candidate, Bowen, and this morning presented his name to the general meeting of the, teachers for affirmation. Not a dissent ing vote was cast. The matter passed off as quietly and quickly as money at the Christmas season. Pearson's adherents threatened last night that when the nominating com mittee's report was read this morning that they would present their candidate's name in the face of the committee's re port and have the matter fought out right on the floor of the general meet ing. They were at work marshalling their forces yesterday afternoon, but in general the main body of the teachers frowned upon any such action, and sup posedly for that reason the matter was dropped. D. M. Bowen has been snperintendent of the Fort Scott city schools for seven teen years, and is one of the most pop ular educators in the state. He has marked executive abilities and will doubtlessly give the association a good administration in 1906. The sum of $100 was voted this morn ing for the purpose of maintaining head quarters at the annual meeting of the National Educational association in San Francisco next summer. More than 100 teachers of the state have already sig nified their intention to make the trip. Nothing of particular interest was en shrined in the resolutions save an ex pression of sympathy for Governor Hoch in his effort to enforce the law. The resolutions follow: Resolved, That we wish to renew our request for further legislation looking toward the revision of our present system of taxation and the methods of levying state and county tax. That we express our sympathy for every means which tends to the up building of public morals and the de velopment of a high standard of citi zenship. We pledge our faith and loyal support to the governor in se curing the enforcement of law and order. That we appreciate the efforts put forth by county superintendents to se cure better educational advantages, the consolidation of school buildings, and the raising of salaries. That we sincerel yappreciate all the courtesies extended to us by the citi zens of Topeka, the board of educa tion, the Modoc club and the execu tive committee of the association. That we recognize the liberality of the last legislature which so amply provided for the needs of the various public educational institutions. That we heartily endorse the intro duction of manual training including sewing and cooking into the schools of our state as a means of bringing the school into closer relation to the home and business activities of life. That we heartily commend the ef forts of the Women's Relief corps of the department of Kansas In seeking to introduce flag salutes and patriotic instruction into the schools. Allen county won the silk flag this year for the largest attendance. Miss Olive Knowlton is superintendent of the schools in Allen county. The books offered by the American Book company were awarded to Fort Scott for the largest attendance. This prize applies to cities of the second class. The books given by Crane & Co. to cities of the second class having the next highest attendance are to be divided between Humboldt and La Harpe, both cities having an equal number of teachers here. The total registration this year will not reach 1,000 as anticipated, al though there are probably more than that many teachers in the city. At noon today the enrollment was 875. "About one-fourth of those who come," said State Superintendent Day hoff, "do not register, so we are not able to get an exact figure as to how many teachers come for the meetings." The programme for tonight at the high school auditorium, which closes the meetings of the association, con tains a lecture by Dr. Edward A. Stein er, and a musical programme by the department of music of Baker univer sity. Weather Indications. Chicago. Dec. 28. 7 a. m. tempera tures: Philadelphia, 34; New York, 34; Boston, 38; Washington, 24; Chicago, 40; Minneapolis," 22; Cincinnati, 3S; St. Louis, 42.