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EVERYBODY 12 PAGES EVERYBODY 12 PAGES . NEEDS IT. READS IT. Ay LAST. EDITION. .WEDNESDAY EVENXNd. TOPEKA, KANSAS, DECEMBER 2, 1908. (WEDNESDAY EVENING. , TWO CENTS. fjf IT IS ALL OVER. Haytian Rebels in Control of the Gorernnient. Take Possession of Capital and Choose a President. NOT A SHOT IS FIItED. Deposed Head of the Nation Still at the Palace. Cabinet Members Take Refuge at Foreign Legations. Port au Prince. Dec. 2. The people of Port au Prince have revolted against the government. They are now In possession of the city. There has been no fighting with the govern ment troops. A provisional government has been established and General Legtime has accepted the presidency of the new administration. The events of the morning came be fore they were expected. Uneasiness was noticed throughout the night on the part of the people, but it was not thought that the outbreak would oc cur so quickly nor that the movement would be successful without the shed ding of a drop of blood. The deposed president. Nord Alexis, is still at the palace. The members of the diplomatic corps were in con ference at 9 o'clock for the purpose of taking measures to facilitate and hasten the departure of Nord Alexis from the republic. The coup has been remarkably suc cessful. All the remaining ministers, together with the high military offi cials under Nord Alexis, have taken refuge In the various foreign legations. These are the same men who nine months ago were protesting vocifer ously against the granting of the right of refuge to unsuccessful revolution ists fcy the foreign diplomatic and con sular representatives. Today they are only too happy to seek the protection of a foreign flag to escape the fury of the people. The only man to remain loyal to Nord Alexis is General Camllle Gabriel, his nephew, who for the last six months has directed the policy of the Alexis administration. Gabriel is at the palace with Alexis. The movement had been well organ ized. The final preparations were completed last evening' and in the early hours of the morning bands of citizens organized and armed, moved ouietlv about the town and took pos session of various points of vantage. At 8 o'clock last night there was an outbreak of rifle firing in the suburbs and it was thought that the conspiracy had been discovered and that the fighting- had begun. This was, how 'ever. a false alarm.. Excitement reign ed for a while, but it was soon learned that tha firing came from an over realous patrol. With this exception the night passed quietly and there was nothing to indicate to the authorities that the citizens were preparing to take possession of the city at day- rThe movement was directed by Gen eral Canal, a member of the senate It is a remarkable fact that not a shot was fired. The soldiers of Nord Alexis saw that the rebels had the upper hand and they quickly let it be seen that they had no intention of starting a fight that undoubtedly would have resulted in much blood shed. The presence of the American cruisers Des Moines and Tacoma. and the French cruiser Duguay Trouin undoubtedly had a restraining in fluence. The citizens are in possession of the .central police station and all the other police outposts, the arsenal and the port. These bodies of men are all well armed and well supplied with ammunition. The fact that they are thus prepared shows the thoroughness with which the movement was or ganized. As soon as the success of the move ment was established a number of prominent citizens held a meeting and formed a committee of public safety and the maintenance of order in Port Au Prince is now in the hands of this body. General Legtime, president of the provisional government was at once made president of the republic The fact that Nord . Alexis's minis ters deserted him at the last moment did not come as a complete surprise. Their loyalty was suspected and the defections of the last two or three days showed clearly what might be expected. General Jules Colcou the military commander of Port Au Prince, is among the refugees as is also General Hacinthe. Coicou is the man who caused the assassination of his own brother and two of his cousins last January for complicity in the unsuc cessful revolutionary movement that broke out at that time, and Hacinthe Is the official who presided at the Wholesale execution that followed the suppression of this outbreak. He has taken refuge at the German legation. General Leconte. minister of the in terior, and M. Lafentant. one of the personal advisers of Nord Alexis took refuge In the French legation last night. General Marielin, minister of finance and commerce, also is a refugee. No change in the position occupied ry the rebels has been reported since last evening. They were then about tnirry miies irom fort Au Prince. General Simon, leader of the present movement is expected here at any moment. ITncIe Sam Will More Slowly. Washington. Dec. 2. The news of the establishment of a provisional govern ment in Hayti created little or no sur prise at the state department. The policy of the United States covering a long term of years has been to proceed very slowly in the recognition of pro visional governments as it has always been deemed wise to wait until it could be seen that such governments have the support of the people and are able to perform all necessary governmen tal functions during a sufficient period to give confidence in its stability. Act ing upon this precedent it is not likely that the United States will be in a hurry to recognize the government of General Legtime. Mob Besieges the Palace. Port au Prince. Dec. 2. 11 a. m. The people of Port au Prince have turned against Nord Alexis. The pal ace is surrounded by an infuriated mcb calling upon him to leave the country. Almost everybody In the crowd is armed. Haytien women, be side themselves with rage, are calling down curses on the head of the age-l man wh--. was today deposed t -m the presidency of the republic and hurl ing coarse epithets at him and his family. Sailors from the American cruisers are at present in the American legation where they are arranging a system of. signals between the legation and the cruisers in order that a demand for a landing force may be communicated quickly should occasion arise. Alexis Is In Dangrer. Port Au Prince, Dec. 2. If Nord Alexis persists in his determination not to leave the capital while he still has the chance, he will be in grave danger at the hands of the people. Minister Canal is doing everything possible to maintain order. The guards on the streets have been in creased, but it is with great difficulty that the populace is being restrained. Already the people are beginning to pillage the central market and rifle firing is heard from that section as this dispatch is filed. A butcher in the market who tried to protect his stall from the looters was killed. Gen eral Marcelin is at present on board the Duguay Torin. He first took refuge at the French consulate, but once there he made a pathetic appeal to the French minister. M. Carteron, to send him on board the French cruiser. Believing that the man really was in danger. Mr. Carteron consented. General Marcelin is one of the most able of the Haytien ministers, who during the last six years have had the control of the public finances in their hands. The government at one time announced its intention . of bringing about a separation of church and state in Hayti. Marcelin, however, opposed anv direct adoption of such a measure, arguing that the better way would be to cease paying the priests their salaries, which would soon force them to leave the country. Following this suggestion, the priests of Hayti, for the past two years, have received their salaries only in the form of promissory notes, which they were obliged to discount at real loss. These notes were brought up by agents said to be working for the government and they were subsequently redeemed at their full value. General Canal is urging the people to remain calm, ex plaining tnat it there is any serious disorder on shore the cruisers in the harbor will disembark armed forces to protect the property of foreigners. BOOM IN ROCK ISLAND. It Follows a Report That Harriman Is Getting Into It. New Tork, Dec. 2. Furious specula tion in Rock Island preferred stocks was precipitated in the stock market today by rumors that an important plan had been perfected for financing the needs of the St. Louis & San Fran cisco, a. subsidiary company. The fact that this transaction was attributed to the banking house which usually acts for the Union Pacific gave rise to the implication that the Harriman and Rock Island interests were combining Into -closer affiliations. 'At the same time reports were sent from the west that new projects were being formed for a different organization of the Gould system of properties. These rumors were without official sanction and were presented in indefinite form, but they served to awaken great ani mation in the speculative dealings. Rock Island preferred was rushed Z on top of yesterday's Vz points' gain. The record of transactions in this stock came out on the tape in a string, 1.000 share blocks and upward, making up the bulk of the record. The movement was feverish and violent. Other stocks in the Rock Island group and the members of the Gould group advanced in sympathy one to three points. Else where the dealings were on a moderate scale and the upward movement some what restrained owing to fears of an unfavorable effect from the unbridled speculation thus centered on a limited group. Before the first hour was over the general list suffered a sharp fall which put prices well below last night's level. Kuhn, Loeb & Co. said today that the financing of the St. Louis & San Francisco had been under considera tion by them, but that recently the company informed them they wished to dispose of their 5 per cent general lien bonds to others, and Kuhn. Loeb & Co.'s connection with the operation ceased. A statement issued by Speyer & Co. discloses that firm as the buyer of a large block of the bonds and a formal firnouncement by the company to that effect Is expected to be made during the day. IN HANDS OF COURT. Thaw Habeas Corpus Case Is Taken Under Advisement. Philadelphia. Dec. 2. Argument on the appeal from the decision of the United States court at Pittsburg, which dismissed a writ of habeas corpus to bring Harry iv. maw trom Matteawan asylum to Pittsburg, to testify in bank ruptcy proceedings, was concluded to day in the United States circuit court of appeals. Former Governor Stone. counsel for the trustee for Thaw's es- state, contended that the action of Judge Young of Pittsburg dismissing a writ issued Dy anotner united States court was irresular. Asa Bird Gardiner, counsel for the state of New Tork, declared that the writ was properly quashed and that the bankruptcy proceedings were without legal effect because Thaw had been ad judged insane. Mr. Gardiner raised many legal points against the writ and asked the court to sustain the decis ion of Judge Young in dismissing the proceedings. The court held the case under advisement. An early decision is expected. CRUM WILL STAY. Negro Collector of Charleston Port to Re Reappointed. Washington. Dec. 2. It is under stood that President Roosevelt has decided to reappoint W. D. Crura, who negro collector of the port of Charles ton. S. C. His term expires this month. Booker Washington is said to have requested the retention of Crum. The president, it also is said, has decided to retain Martin Knapp as a member of the interstate com merce commission. Mr. Knapp's term will expire the first of next year. He has been a member of the commission nearly 18 years. MARTIAL LAW Is Proclaimed by the Gorern ment in. City of Prague Czech Students, Exasperated, Start a Riot. A BLOODY CONFLICT Between Them and the Police Quickly Follows. Many Students Are Wounded in the Encounter. Prague, Austria, Dec. 2. Martial law was proclaimed in this city today. This action on the part of the government served greatly to exasperate the Czech students of Prague and they forthwith started rioting. There was a sanguin ary conflict between them and police and gen d'armes at Weinberg, a suburb of Prague, in whic"h many students were wounded. It had been hoped that it would not be necessary to mar the jubilee of the anniversary of Emperor Francis Jo seph's accession to the throne by any such drastic steps, but the continued rioting between the Czechs and the Germans of Prague forced the govern ment to issue the proclamation. The Austrian parliament will begin its fall session at "Vienna tomorrow and lively scenes are anticiDated. The Czech deputies threaten to make trou ble for the new cabinet organized by Dr. Von Binerath for having consent ed to the attack upon parliamentary institutions involved by this declara tion of martial law. PITIABLE CASE ENDS. Widow of General Warden Dies County Hospital. In Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 2. Mrs. J. C. vvardwell, the leper wife of General Wardweil. whose case created much stir in this community and in -Arizona, died this morning of leprosy in the county hospital. Since her return from Arizona and the death of her husband, Mrs. Wardweil has grown gradually worse and her death has been expected for some time. The case was the most tragic and at the same time one of the most pitiable of its kind ever recorded. Mrs. Wardweil who resided with her husband at Saw- tell, was arrested originally on the streets of this city because of her peculiar actions and a subsequent ex amination proved her to be a victim of leprosy. Her aged husband refused to leave her notwithstanding the. deadly nature of her affliction and remained with her in the county hospital. They were finally given passports to Tomb stone, Ariz., whence they had come originally. Here, after being exiled to a lonely spot outside of the city. Gen eral Wardweil died of cancer and worry over the unfortunate plight of his wife. Failing to interest the federal officers in the case the Tombstone officials finally placed Mrs. Wardweil in a locked stateroom on a train and sent her to Los Angeles. Arriving here she was turned over to the county officers and has since been cared for by them. Gen eral Wardweil was a veteran of the civil and Mexican wars and was known as an intrepid soldier. BIGGY WANTED TO QUIT. Drowned Police Chief Tendered Resignation Before His Death. San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 2. The body of Chief of Police Biggy who was drowned in the bay. on Monday night has not yet been recovered, al though the police have maintained without interruption the search in stituted yesterday. That Chief Biggy offered his resignation to Police Commissioner Hugo D. Kiel an hour before his death and during the period of his visit to the commissioner's home at Belvidere became known today. Kiel admits that the missing official offered to surrender his position in the hope that the commissioners would be re lieved of newspaper - criticism to which Biggy felt they had been sub jected on his account, but Kiel ac cording to his own recollection, re fused to accept or consider the pro posal. The fact that Biggy had in sisted upon presentation of his resignation at the next meeting of the board became known through a writ ten statement directed to Mayor Tay lor by Commissioner Kiel. K. 17. BASKETBALL TRIP. Manager Lansdon Announces a Two Weeks' Christmas Schedule. Lawrence, Kan., Dec. 2. Manager Lansdon announced the completion of the schedule for the Christmas basket ball trip. Beginning with the Method ist institution, the Jayhawker five will make a complete circuit through central and southern Kansas, finishing the trip on Christmas eve according to present plans. The following is the schedule as arranged now: December 12 Baker, at Baldwin. December 14 K. S. N., at Emporia. December 15 K. S. A. C, at Manhat tan. December 16 Kansas Wesleyan, at Salina. , December 17 Lindsborg, at Linds borg. December 18 Fairmount, at Wichita. December 19 Company H, National Guards, at Winfield. December 21 Chiloeco Indians. It is the intention to finish the -week ending on Christmas eve. December 24, with town, and Y. M. C. A. teams in the southeastern part of the state, but no contracts have been made for that part of the trip as yet. Independence, Joplin. Mo.. Galena or Pittsburg are the teams that are expected to fill out the week and finish the longest trip that the university five has ever taken so early in the season. Weather Indications. Chicago, Dec. 2. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair and warmer tonight; Thurs day warmer with increasing cloudiness and rain or snow. , MRS M. REED I3f J All, Her -Preliminary Hearing- Set Dec. 9 at Abilene. for " Abilene, Kan., Dec. 2. Mrs. Myrtle Reed, was arraigned here on a charge of murdering Thomas Glenn., of Kan sas City at Herington, November. 19. She was accompanied by J. T. Sims, an attorney of Kansas City. The preliminary . hearing . was set for December 9, and her bond fixed at $5,000. She is in the county jail here, and has not yet secured bond. MRS. RUSTIM TESTIFIES. Widow of Dead Physician on Stand in Davis Case. Omaha, Neb., Dec. 2. When the trial of Charles E. Davis, charged' with the murder of Dr. Frederick T. Rustin, was resumed, this morning the cross examination of Mrs. Rustin, widow of the victim of the tragedy, was still unfinished. Again the court room was packed and the crowd showed a larger percentage of women than yesterday. Mrs. Abbie Rice, the star witness for the state, followed Mrs. Rustin to re cite in court for the. fifth time the story of her life and of the suicide agreement made with Dr. Rustin which only her lack of nerve prevent ed her from carrying into effect. It was the policy of the defense to secure the exclusion of all that portion of Mrs. Rice's story tending to cast sus picion upon the defendant in the pres ent trial and in event of the failure to do this to endeavor in the cross ex amination to create in the minds of the jury the question whether or not Mrs. Rice did after all fire the fatal short or make away -with the pistol arter Jjr. Kustin naa snot himself in her presence. When court opened Attorney Gurley ror tne defense asked Mrs. Rustin to produce certain insurance policies on the life of her husband. She said her lawyer had them and would produce them. Mrs. Rustin said she recalled but two nights during the two weeks from the time of her return from a visit out of town until the night of his death when Dr. Rustin was at home all night. The desired life; insurance policies having been brought into court and identified by the witness it was pro posed by the defense to show that the policies contained - provisions making them incontestible except for nonpay ment of premiums. The prosecution objected to Introducing this matter as a part of Mrs. Rustin's cross examina tion so the matter was deferred. Mrs. Rustin was' followed on the stand by Hannah Dineen, the Rustin servant, who helped Mrs. Rustin bring her husband into the house after he had been found dying on the porch. Dr. Millard Langfeldt. who was a neighbor of Dr.' Rustin and was called by Mrs. Rustin soon after the shooting of her husband, testified that the call came at approximately 20 miutes of 4. He said that although he had never heard her speak before, he received the impression thai it was Mrs. Rus tin talking. He could not account for the impression. . After describing the 'condition in which he fouad Dr. Rustin, he said: "I asked Mrs. Rustin 'how did this happen," and she answered that she heard a shot and found her husband outside. Nothing more was said on the subject." He noticed that the pupils of Dr. Rustin's eyes were contracted, sug gesting he was under the influence of morphine. During cross examination the de fense tried to bring out that from mo tives of delicacy the witness refrained from inquiring into the circums'yinces of the shooting at the time, but the objections of the prosecution were sus tained. A question as to whether the wound could have been self inflicted wa.3 also ruled against. Dr. John P. Lord, a former partner of Dr. Rustin, who was also called by Mrs. Rustin at the time her husband was shot, stated that on his way to the Rustin home he saw a man walking towards town who strongly resembled Charles E. Davis, the defendant, whom he did not then know. On cross examination Dr. Lord said he was not asked at the coroner's in quest as to having met any one on the way to the Rustin home and did not testify regarding it then. He stated that he did not ask Mrs. Rustin any questions regarding the circumstances of the shooting. He did not notify the police of the matter. TO HEAR FROM TAFT. American Mining Congress Is Prom ised a Message. N Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 2. The eleventh annual convention of the American Mining congress convened here today in the Carnegie Music hall, north side, is expected to be one of the most im portant ever held by the congress. It is estimated that about 2,000 delegates, representing every state in the Union, are in attendance. The convention will continue until Saturday night. In addi tion to the many well known mining men present there are governors of 16 states, senators, congressmen and men of prominence in business. . President-elect Taft has found it im possible to attend the meeting, but has notified the congress that he will send a message to the convention making clear his views on the relation of the government to the mining industry. The message is awaited with much in terest in view of the fact that federal legislation of vital importance to the mining industry generally and coal mining in particular is contemplated during the coming session of congress. The convention was called to order by J. H. Richards of Idaho, president of the American Mining congress. Ad dresses of welcome were made by Lee S. Smith, president of the Pittsburg chamber of commerce; congressman James Francis Burke of Pittsburg, and Lieutenant Governor Murphy of Pennsylvania. President Richards re sponded and his address was followed by five minute speeches by delegates from all parts of the country. Nebraska-Carlisle Game. - Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 2. This afternoon the Nebraska university team and the Carlisle Indians will clash in the final struggle of the season on the Lincoln gridiron. This morning Coach Cole and Coach Warner announced their teams were in perfect trim for the contest and each felt hopeful of winning. Little Boy was chosen captain of the Carlisle Indian team, i Scott Porter is the real name of the new captain. He is a Cheyenne and his home is in the In dian Territory. He succeeds Emil Hauser. - " MANY EXPECTED. Large Attendance Predicted for Tubercular Conference. Will. Be . Held at the State House Thursday. DK.M'COKMICK COMING Kentucky Man Well Known An tliorily on Dread Disease. Dr. Crnmbine Calls Attention to Importance of Meeting. The state tuberculosis conference call ed by Governor Hoch, will meet in this city at the capitol building next Thurs day afternoon immediately after the .sessions of the annual conference that day of the county and city officers of the state with the state board of health. The last named conference will finish its work by 4 o'clock in the evening and the tuberculosis conference sessions will begin immediately thereafter. Secre tary Crumbine's idea is to have the one conference a continuation of the other, as all state and city officers should be interested in the movement to prevent the spread of tuberculosis. Dr. J. M. McCormick of Lexington, Ky., organizer for the National Medi cal association and secretary of the Kentucky board of health, will be pres ent and speak at the tuberculosis con ference. He is an eminent authority on the dread disease. Said Dr. Crumbine today: "I am get ting returns from all over the state in regard to the call for the tubercu losis conference and expect a large at tendance here next Thursday and deep interest at the meeting. One hundred deaths occur in Kansas every month from tuberculosis. If cholera or any other plague should claim such a death roll in Kansas the entire resources of the state would be used to check its course and the whole country would be excited. Yet we idly stand by and look on at the growth and spread of this aw ful and deadly disease without making any concerted effort to stop its course. "The idea that consumption is heredi tary has been- abandoned by modern medical men. Just because one mem ber of the family dies from this dis ease there is no reason why the other members of that family should suffer a similar fate. Infection causes the spread of the disease, just - as in the case of scarlet fever, and with proper, care and precautions its ravages, can be checked to a considerable extent. I want to see the people of Kansas wake up to this fact and that is why this state conference was called by Gover nor Hoch." ' DEFlCITSTILL GROWS. Government Expenses Continue to Outrun the Receipts. Washington; Dec. 2. Although the government receipts from customs in ternal revenue and other sources con tinue to show gratifying increases over last year, the increases in expenditures are materially greater. For the month of November, 1908, the receipts were $48,002,690, as against $45,529,325 for No vember last year, an increase of $2,500,- 000. The expenditures for the month are shown to have aggregated $57,938,133, as against $42,362,208 for November, 1907, an increase of $15,600,000. Taking tne last seven months as a basis of calculation the deficit for the present fiscal year will probably be from $112,000,000 to J115.000.000. Customs receipts received last montn aeeregated nearly $23,000,000 as against $22,000,000 for November, 1901, the nrst of the panic months. Internal revenue also shows a gain of about $2,600,000. Miscellaneous receipts fell off about $1,100,000. During the month the civil and mis cellaneous expenses increased 3 million. The war item increased $4,700,000 and the navy item increased about $1,500,000. Pensions increased nearly $27,000,000 and the expenditures on account of the Panama canal and other public works increased $3,400,000. . The deficit for the month of Novem ber is shown to be $10,000,000 and for seven months of current year a deficit is shown of $54,000.000. WEDDED 22 YEARS. The Roosevelts Celebrate Anniversary of Their Marriage. Washington, Dec. 2. The President and Mrs. Roosevelt today celebrated in a quiet way the anniversary of their marriage at St. George's church in London 22 years ago. No formal func tion was arranged. The president has a busier day than usual. Beside at tending to his official duties at the White House offices, he went in the morning to the celebration at St. Pat rick's church for the sixtieth anniver sary of the Austrian emperor's ascen sion to the throne and in the afternoon he received the Chinese special envoy and suite in the east room of the White House. Party Lines Wiped Out. Atlanta, Ga Dec. 2. Atlanta voted for a mayor today after one of the most remarkable campaigns in the history of the state or south. Party lines have been wiped out temporarily in the contest between James B. Woodward, nominee of the Democratic primary, and Robert F. Maddox, the candidate named three weeks ago at a mass meeting. The Maddox sup porters'have emblazoned the city with signs reading: "For Atlanta's fair name, for our homes, our wives, our sisters." and nhe Woodward supporters have been equally vigorous in cam paigning along the same lines. For a New School Building. Wellington, Kan.. Dec. 2. The board of education last night awarded the contract for the erection of the new Second ward school building to Louis Mueller of Sweet Springs, Mo., for $16,337. The building of the school house was made necessary by the increasing population in the rail road districts. 3ICFARJLAXD AXD WELCH. To Battle 25 Rounds Xcw Year's Day at Coffroth's Frisco Club. Chicago, Dec. 2. Packey McFar land yesterday received a tentative offer for a match with Freddie Welch at Coffroth's club at San Francisco on New Year's afternoon. While the financial terms are not quite to the liking of Manager Gilmore, he expects there will be no trouble in adjusting them. He wired yesterday suggesting that the weight be the same as in the last match, 133 pounds at 10 o'clock. The battle is to go 25 rounds. TAYLOR IN NEW LINE. Enters Business to Promote Electric Roads in Kansas. W. L. Taylor, who has more than a local reputation as a successful pro moter, has organized a company to be known as the W. L. Taylor company which will enlarge his field. Mr. Taylor promoted and built the Gyrator flour ing mills in North Topeka. one of the largest and best milling property in the state. He was the original promoter and the first president of the Topeka & South western railroad which is now in course of construction. After his resig nation as president of the company his services were secured by the board of managers which succeeded the old board of directors. He resigned his position last week and now has no con. nection with the company. When seen this morning he said: "Yes. I have perfected an organization and expect to start into business right awav. However, we will not incor porate our company until the first of the year. I have made arangements with a large eastern concern who makes it a business of financing public service corporations. I will have asso ciated with me after the first of the year an experienced interurban railroad man who has built and operated elec tric railroads and made successes of them. It will be our plan to go out into the new territory. , organize the comnanies. make the stock and bond is sues and then dispose of the securities to some one who wit build the line. "There is no better territory in the United States than Kansas for interur ban railroads. In ten vears from now all of the principal cities will be reach ed bv modern trolley systems, steam railroads cannot compete with the trol lev lines when it comes to local service, "Ohio and Indiana are now practical ly a network of interurban railroads. One of the finest lines in the United States runs from Columbus to loieuo, Ohio. That was the first electric trol lop lino )a install the sleeping cars, now its patrons can take a sleeper out of a thor pitv nnri ne in tne otner cilv jh the morning following. There are other lines in Indiana and Ohio that have iniMt trafftr arrangements with th'i steam railroads. Some of these lines fipctrir! freight locomo- ich handle train loads of freight- mm the same as steam locomo tives. There is no reason why Kansas should not have these mterurDan unes the same as Ohio and Indiana when it has the same population. DROPS TO 14 DEGREES. Coldest Weatlier of the Winter This Morning. At 7 o'clock this morning the mercury dropped to 14 degrees, the minimum for the winter and that on top of the Mulvane bank building where the government weather station is located. Nearer the ground the temperature was several degrees lower and another low temperature record for the winter was established. Although the sun has shone con stantly since sun rise and the sky has been clear, the mercury has risen but slowly and at 2 o'clock had reached but .29 several degrees below the freezing point. The forecast in dicates fair and warmer weather for Thursday with the possibility of either snow or rain or both. The monthly meteorological sum mary issued by the department of agriculture at Washington indicates that the precipitation for the month of November was 2.83 inches 'which has been equalled but once in 22 years. The mean temperature for the month was 43 while the maximum was 40 degrees higher. Just a trace of snow is recorded by the department though natives will - remember ' that early in the month that there was a considerable fall of snow for a num ber of hours though it melted almost as fast as it fell. The prevailing wind has been from the northwest and it has blown 6,307 miles and averaged 8.5 miles an hour, though on the 25th of the month for a period of time exceeding five minutes the velocity was 35 miles an hour and for a shorter period of time this velocity was exceeded. There was 15 clear days during the month, 10 partly cloudy and 5 classified as cloudy. The following are the temperatures which have prevailed in Topeka since 7 o'clock this morning: 7 o'clock 14tll o'clock 22 8 o'clock 17112 o'clock 24 9 o'clock 181 1 o'clock 26 10 o'clock ...... 201 2 o'clock 29 NOVEMBER WET MONTH. Only Four Others Damper in Past 40 rears, says Lawrence. Lawrence. Kan.. Dec. 2. During the month of November, according to the monthly statement issued by the Uni versity of Kansas, 3.93 Inches of water fell, which is 2.1 inches above the cus tomary November average. Only four Novembers in the entire forty years that the record was kept were wetter than the month Just closed. This will raise the total amount of the rainfall for the year to 47.92 Inches, which is more than- a foot above the usual yearly average. November was not only a record breaker from the standpoint of rainfall. dui aiso irom tne amount and velocity of the wind run. Total run of wind during the month was the smallest in forty years. The record has been kept here at the university. All through No vember the month was exceedingly calm for thia season of the year, and it was not surprising when the report showed that the month had been the calmest ever recorded for November In Kansas. ALL LOCKED IN. People Living: in the Ticlnity oi a rank Building: Find Their Doors Barred From the Outside. WOKK OF BURGLAKS Who Blow Open the Tault and Secure $14,000. They Take Their Departure in an Automobile. Pepperell. Mass., Dec. 2.-Fourteen thousand dollars in cash was secured by burglars, who early today blew open the vault of the First National bank here. The thoroughness and skill with which the work was performed has convinced the police that the burglars were professionals. Three men were in the party and although they were seen escaping in an automobile, all trace of inem was soon lost and the authorities were unable to ascertain In which di rection they departed. It is believed, however, that the burglars went from jiere 10 liroton. The bank vault was blown rrwn about 2 o'clock at which time the last of three explosion Ernest Tarbell who wn . door. The two earlier detonations had aroused him but he was uncertain as to their origin, as the sound was muf fled. The third explosion, however, was less guarded and was follow! k u crash and rattle, as the vault door fell away and interior glass fittings were broken. Tarbell armed himself with a revolver and started to investigate, only to find the door of his own house barred outside. He succeeded in break ing open his door and immediately started for the bank.. Tarbell reached the bank Just as the robbers were leav. ing in an automobile. . After shouting an alarm. Tarbell fired several shots at the burglars. The shoU were fired at a distance of some 20 feet but there is no indication that any of them took effect. Tarbell, who followed the automobile for some distance along the main street, is reasonably certain that the machine took the road to Gro ton. Cashier Henrv Tarbell. who whs immediately notified, found a-quantity or Dins ana sliver, scattered about the vault, giving evidence of the hurry with which the burglars secured their booty. The large quantity of gold stored In one of the interior recesses of the safe was untouched save for a single $10 coin, which was missing. Before beginning their work on the bank vault, the burg Tars took the pre caution of barring .the street doors of all the buildings in. the vicinity of -the bank. The first two explosions were so effectually smuggled that the noise was heard only a short distance from the bank, but apparent' the burglars be came excited and in preparing for the third forgot to take precautions. Their hurried exit shortly after indicated that they were aware of their mistake. The explosives used were centered upon the door of the vault and did lit tle damage. The third explosion shat tered the entire front of the wall be hind which the vault was located. The counters and windows and some other fittings of the office were broken, but beyond this no damage was caused. LAWRENCE WANTS IT. Would Like to Have SLata Historic 1 Society Building. Lawrence wants the State Histori cal society's building in case the leg islature agrees to make provision for the building. In fact Lawrence and Kansas University 'would like to have the building situated somewhere in the shadows of Mount Oread so badly, that a committee of two were sent up to attend the sessions of the society and if opssible to work through m resolution asking for the building. .The committee was. composed of Prof. W. H. Carruth and S. N. Simp son of Kansas City, Kansas, When the resolution waa introduced, the two asked that the words "in Topeka". ba omitted. So hopelessly- in the. minor ity did these two find themselves, that they gave up the fight. They returned home this morning, disappointed of course, but still determined that when: the legislature should consider such a proposition that a fight would be made to take the society's headquart ers to Lawrence. PANIC MADE DIFFERENCE. Taxpayers in Sedgwick Slower- This Year Than Last. Wichita, Kan., Dec. 2. Sedgwick county taxpayers have been much slow er in paying their taxes this year than last year. County Treasurer E. E. Webb says he has received $81,829.22 less so far this year than during the same time in 1907. The great difference is due to the so-called panic last year. At that time those who had money n the banks were anxious to get It out. The county treasurer accepted checks in payment for taxes. This caused a rush of persons to the court house, who wanted to pay for their taxes, at least, before the banks stop ped payment. Although tne payment oi taxes mis year has been so much slower than last rear, it has been faster than in 1906. In the first 27 days of November n 1906 $45.689.3o less was paid Into the county treasury for taxes than during the same time this year. Robbers Blow Cp a Bank. McAlester. Ok.. Dec. 2. Robbers early today blew open the safe of the Farmers state Dank at urowaer uity, twenty miles north of here, and se cured $600. The bank building was almost demolished by the explosion which alarmed the town. The rob bers escaped. Tile Shipment of Gold. New York, Dec. 2. Lazard Freres to day announced an engagement of $3,- 000,000 gold for shipment to Paris.