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ALliUQUEKQUE, NEW MEXICO, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 27, 1905.
Jap Victories and Recent
Maneuvers Have Made
Fools of People.
MEN EDUCATED IN "EUROPE
Are Now Publishing Papers
to Create Deadly Feeling
IS UNDER FIRE
WOULD JCARE IS WITH BOYCOTT
McCail Unable to Bring
Hamilton Gets Certi
ficate He's Sick.
FAVORITE SEASON FOR
TEACHERS TO GATHER
HAMILTON SENDS EXCUSE
Can't Give Stubs, Checks Nor
Receipts as Work Was
CASH BOUGHT THE LEGISLATORS
Pekin, lK'C. 27. The most conser
vative and best informp'i foreigners
agree in expressing appreuensiuu m. i
the constantly growing Irritation of j
the Chinese against foreigners, which
for nine months has been gradually
spreading through the country.
China for the Chinese," summarizes
the objects of the movement, among
the chief promoters of which are male
students, educated abroad, and new
newspapers conducted by Chinese
who have been educated In Europe and
These papers are beginning to gain
sreat influence among the people. The
antl-Amerlcan boycott has been fol
lowed by a discussion of China's
wrongs at the hands of foreigners
generally, and a determination to re
press them. . The government has
adopted the policy of Chinese control
of railroads, mines and similar enter
prises, refuses to grant new conces
sions, and Is trying to annul several
concessions Drevlouslv granted.
There is no doubt that the aggresJ
sive spirit of the Chinese has been
decidedly Increased by the late war
and the successful maneuvers of the
Chinese northern army In October.
Japan's victory has encouraged the
Chinese to believe that they could bo
Foreigners living In tho rttles where
the government Is strong are assured
of njjrtectlon. but there Is danger m
the present situation in the provinces.
AMERICAN PEOPLE NOT
COMPELLABLE BY THREATS.
New York, Dee. 27. Dr. F. F. Tong,
representative of the Chinese govern
ment, 'who Is here to create public
sentiment against the exclusion law as
now administered, declares that there
will be no abatement of the Chinese
boycott apalnst American goods until
the desired change Is made. He says
that the boycott is spreading In the
in-ovlnees and thi:t flour, ctottou and
woolen mills have been started to as
sist In the boycott.
New York. Dec. 27. John C. Mc
Call, secretary of the New York Life,
who a few days ago returned from
Europe, where he went to get an ac
counting from Andrew Hamilton, was
the first witness before the Insurance
Investigating committee today. Mc
Call said that Hamilton was serious
ly 111 when he saw him In France
though he was able to walk atoui
McCall presented a phvsjclan s cer
tificate describing Hamilton's IllneBs
and stating that the patient could not
undertake a voyage or leave France
within two months. '
McCall said that he asked Hamilton
for his check books "but the latter re
fused to give them up, saying that the
stubs related tohls own personal bust
nesB. McCall did. however, get
statement from Hamilton regarding
the expenditure of funds entrusted to
him by the Insurance companies. The
statement was then produce's, and
brought out In evidence.
Hamilton In his statement tells why
he cannot produce vouchers or can
celled checks to show to whom and
In what amount he had paid out
money. The statement Is to the ef
fect that In consequence of an accept
ed understanding of the companies
Interested with the New York in
watching legislation, no demand was
to be made by me for vouchers from
other people nor were there any
books or accounts kept by me cover
ing the same. He could not produce
cancelled checks, because his pay
ments were made in cash, drafts and
certificates. This was done to In
sure absolute secrecy. He cited some
of the hold-up bills Introduced In sev
eral legislatures In various stales, to
snow the nature of bills "he was env
ployed to fight.
In Albuquerque, So in Nine Different States
Educators Are Holding Their Annual Asso
ciation Sessions This Week.
New York, Dec. 27. Tbu annual
meeting of the New York State
Teachers' Association, which will
open at the high school, this evening,
marks the sixtieth anniversary of the
organization. The attendance prom
ises to be unusually large. At the
opening meetlug tonight. Superiu
tendeat J. M. Thompson, president of
the Academic Principals' Association,
will preside. Chancellor James K
this niomiC President C. K. Miller
responded, nu, Hilivered his annual
address. The attendance Is unusually
TO HONOR MEMORY OF
JAMES WHITCOM3 RILEY
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 27. One of
the most Interesting features of the
flfty-seeond annual convention of the
IN SESSION HERE
to Constitution Pro
Full Program of Exercises For
Tomorrow, Ending Ed
Indiana State Teachers' Association.
Day of Syracuse University will de- j which will open here this morning,
llvef the address of welcome. Other wm le a meeting, on 'l nursday after-
welcoming addresses will be delivered
by Superintendent A. H. Blodgett of
the Syracuse Public Schools, and
others. Superintendent F. D. Hoyn
ton, president of the New York
Teachers' Association, will deliver his
annual address, nnd will speak on
"Needed Educational Legislation." H.
J. Rogers, first asKislant commission
er of education, will also deliver an
address. The meeting of the associa
tion will last three days and In that,
time there will be dally union meet
ings, as well as educational and de
partmental sessions, devoted to the
consideration of varlons educational
AT ELKS OPERA HOUSE FOR THE
BENEFIT OF THE ASSOCIATED
The people of Albuquerque should
turn out In full force Thursday even
iug to the charity concert at the Elks
opera house. Those who have heard
the rehearsals predict a great musical
success, and Judging from the high
quality of the program an exceptional
least of music may be looked for.
The Jadassohn trio Is one of the
most melodic compositions ever writ
ten for that combination of Instru
ments, and is sure to please.
The Jocelvn Berceuse, which Mr.
niondln will play, was introduced In
the United States by Mr. Blondin, who
had a manuscript copy from Fans,
Today it is one of the most popular
of the classic solos.
The Grieg sonata for violin and
oiano is the favorite sonata of the
great Ysaye, and la perhaps the
grandest sonata ever written for v!oJ
lin and nlano.
Miss Bremen's solos will of course
be the feature of the evening. It is
seldom that an artist of Miss Bre
men's ability is heard outside of the
larger cities, and lovers and students
of the piano should not miss this op
wrtunity to hear her. Miss Bremen a
numbers cover a wide range of vetsa
tilitv in niano technic. All of the
numbers on the program were on t.ie
program at a recital given by Miss
Bremen at the Waldorf-Astoria fast
May. Speaking of that recital, the
Musical Courier among other things
said: "Miss Bremen, a young pianist
who has a career before her, played an
unusual urogram. Miss Bremen
has temperament and most finished
technique. " Speaking of the
ame concert, the Musical Leader has
his to say: "Mis-s Bremen is a fully
equipped concert plaulst and her play
ing showed freedom, style and grace.
The program most fortunately
.-elected, being decidedly out of the
.onimonnlace. and yet calculated to
show the different qualities of a plan- .
... t . l 1 '
:t. .Miss Bremen snowen uersni iumj
-qual to the demands upon her intel
:estuallty and virtuosity and played
with brilliant effect. The audience
was large and most enthusiastic."
The concert will begin promptly at
15. Those arriving late will not be
. Admitted until the conclusion of the
number then being rendered.
DEATH OF MRS. ANNA
BLAKE WITH LAST NIGHT
OCCURRED AT THE HOME ON
NORTH FOURTH STREET FROM
FUNDS FOR RETIREMENT
OF DISABLED TEACHERS.
Atlantic City ,N. J., Dec. 27. The
New Jersey State School Teachers'
Association met at the high school
this morning for a three duys' ses
sion. The evening sessions of the
association will be held at the St.
Pauls Methodist church. This ses
sion Is of considerable Importance, as
matters of great Interest will come up
for consideration. The question of the
management of the Teachers' Retire
ment Fund Is expected to cause a
heated debate In the meeting, as there
Is considerable dissatisfaction In re
gard to the management of the fund
among the teachers. It Is even con
sidered possible that this matter may
cause a split in the association.
MUCH SPEAKING HAS
BEEN ARRANGED FOR
Miami, Fla., Dec. 27. Teachers
from all parts of the state are here to
attend the annual meeting - or the
Florida State Teachers' Association
which will open here to night. The
Hon. MltPhell I). Price will deliver the
address of welcome, on behalf of the
city, putl Prof. XV. W. Hall, principal
of Miami High School, on behalf of
the teachers of this city. Superin
tendent J. W. McClung of Tampa,
11a, will respond and President A. A.
Murphree will deliver his annual-ad
dress. The meeting will last three
days, and many prominent educators
will deliver addresses.
Last night, aj. 11:55 o'clock, the
sickle of death entered the pretty
Blake home, at the corner of Fourth
street and Roma avenue, and robbed
It of a lovable woman. Mrs. Anna
About eight years ago the deceased,
then Miss Blake, arrived in the city
from her old home In Oswego, N. Y.,
coming here In the belief that the
pure, invigorating air would drive
from her system the germs of con
sumption and restore her to health
again. Her coming was followed
shortly by her mother, Mrs. Mary
Blake, and brother. John H. Blake,
and a few months later they purchased
property and built a pretty cottage
home at the corner of Fourth street
and Roma avenue, thus abandoning
the old home ties back in New York
and becoming residents here for
health reasons. .
Last August a year ago, back In
Oswego, N. Y., while Miss Blake was
on a visit. Alex With, of this city,
was united In marriage to her. and
after a short honeymoon enjoyed In
the east, they returned to the city,
taking ud their residence at the
Blake home, and now. after a happy
marriage of a little over a year, death
knocked at the door and the inevltaole
summons was answered.
The deceased was 30 years of age,
and was born and reared in Oswego,
N. Y.. where many friends now reside,
who, with thoHe here, will mourn her
The funeral services will occur at
the Church of the Immaculate Con
ception, Friday morning at 10:30
o'clock, with burial In Santa Barbara
cemetery. All friends of the family
are Invited to attend these services,
The Citizen condoles with the be
reaved mother, brother and husband
the latter being a member of the firm
of Schwartzman & With.
noon, in Tomlinson Hull, devoted to
the memory of James Whitcomb
Riley. A special program has been
arranged for that meeting, and hand
some souvenirs will be given out.
The teachers' convention will last
three days, and during thai time there
will also be a convention of the
county superintendents und various
BADGER TEACHERS HAVE
Lansing. Mich., Dec. 27. Several
noted educators from other states
have arrived here to deliver addresses
before the annual , meeting of the
Michigan State Teachers' Association,
which opens Its sessions here today.
The attendance Is very large and an
interesting program has been prepared.
The Russian Government
Thinks Mosc6vv Revolt
on Last Legs.
OTHERS THINK DIFFERENTLY
Revolutionists Are in Three
Sections, 1000 Strong
MUSIC AS VITALIZING
FORCE IN EDUCATON.
Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 27. Several
thousand teachers, from all parts of
the state, have registered for the annual-
meeting of the State Teachers'
Association, which opened here today.
Among the prominent educators who
are here and will address the meet
ing, are Miss Julia C. Lathrop of Hull
House, Chicago; William I. Tomlins
of Chicago, who will speak on "Music
as a Vitalizing Force In Education;"
Prof. M. S. Slaughter, J. Q. Emery,
C. P. Cary. and others.
ARE ALSO ASSEMBLfcu.
St. Paul. Minn., Dec. 27. The an
nual meeting of the Minnesota Edu
cational Association opened here this
morning, ,at the Central Presbyterian
church. State Superintendent J. W.
Olson, Governor John A. Johnson and
Frank A. Weld, the president of the
association, were the principal speak
era. At the session this evening, tve
Rev. Dr. Frank W. Onnsaulus of Chi
cago will deliver l.in addmns - on
HAS HAD LIFE OF
Jefferson City, Mo., Dec. 27. Gov
ernor Folk delivered the address of
welcome at the opening of the firty
fourth annual meeting of the Mis
souri State Teachers' AssoclatKti,
The meetings will last
COLORED TEACHERS OF,
OKLAHOMA HOLD SESSION
Enid, Okla., Dec. 27. The Okla
homa Association of Negro Teacher
opened Its nnnual meeting at I-ang-ston
University, today, with a Inrge
attendance. This evening the annual
reception and banquet will bo given
and tomorrow morning the first busi
ness session will be held.
Merchants' Trust Company
or That City Closes
TWO SMALLER GO WITH IT
Same Old Story of Over Loans
Discounts and Small Cash
Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 27 The Mer
chants' Trust company has closed Its
doors and a receiver has been ap
pointed. The institution has a cap
ital of $200,000. The American Bank
& Trust company and the .Mechanics'
Savings bank have suspended Imsi
news. These are small institutions,
allied with the .Merchants' Trust com
pany. The cause of the failure of thcMer-
Jr., surviving trustees of the Chesa
peake and Ohio canal, asking permis
sion to make a new contract with the
Chesapeake & Ohio Transportation
company for the operation of the
waterway, came up before Judge
Keedy, In the circuit court, today. The
canal has been worked with a loss for
some time and the time of the ex
tended contract with the transporta
tion company expires on January 1st,
next. In less the court grants per
mission to renew the contract with
the transportation company, under
more favorable conditions, which will
insure the operation of the canal
without loss, the canal will have to
BAD FIRE NARROWLY
AVERTED THIS MORNING
JANITOR ENTERED GUILD HALL
OF 8T, JOHN'S EPISCOPAL
CHURCH, IN NICK OF TIME.
At alKiut 10:30 o'clock this morn
ing an alarm of fire called the depart
ment to ,the Guild hall of St. John's
i EpUcopal church, on South Fourth
A blaze, which started In the rafters
j betwem the walls ol the kitchen and
I trout room, would have resulted dls-
CAUSED THE DEATH
MONEY GOES CLEAR
AWAY OUT OF SIGHT.
New York, Dec 27. Money on
call, which had been soaring all
day. reached KO per cent at 2:30
o'clock this afternoon.
The Latest Advices
New York, Dec. Call
money today was in great de
mand and the supply was harelv
sufficient. A rate of fl5 per"cen;
per annum, the hiKtiest in year-,
was touched litn this afternoon
The highest rate today was !"
per cent and tPe lowest ,'10 per
OF TRANQUILANO ARMIJO, AT
HIS LODGING HOUSE EARLY
Confined to his room In the Engle
wood rooming house on Christmas
day, Tranquilauo Armijo. son oPMar
iano Armijo, whose death occurred, in
this city several years ago. and grand
son of the late Colonel J. Francisco
Chaves, whose tragic death In Tor
ranee county ts still fresh in the
minds of the readers of The Evening
Citizen, passed away shofTly after 1
o'clock tliis morning, with quick
pneumonia. The deceased was also
a nephew of Sheriff Perfecto Armijo.
and was a member of one of the best
known Spanish families of the terri
tory No funeral arrangements will
be n.ade until af'er the arrival of the
mother. Mrs. I ola Chivts de Armijo,
ami brother, George W. Armijo. who
r. side at Santa Fc, and are expected
in the city this evening.
astrouxlv ha. I li not in. en f r its mi-
chants' Trust company Is said to nave ,rtull( discovery l.v Janitor Parish,
been overloans on discounts. The tt ll0 (ntered the "buliding to clean up.
Merchants' Trust company l vr-ently only to be nearly suffocated by the
absorbed the Memphis National hatiK. dense smoke which coinptetelv tilled
and It Is stated, owns a controlling in- the place. An alarm was imuiedl-
terest In the American Savings Hank ately turned in.
& Trust company. The latter inslitu- The tinmen' oncountered co-lfii-tion
has practically absorbed ttie Me-;Hrabe difficulty In locating the blaze.
chanlct; Savings hank. 1 he suspen
sion of the three Institutions caused;
but little excitement in financial clr-!
cles. ' I
SUPPOSED CONDITION OF
DEBTS TO DEPOSITORS.
New York, Dec. 27. The XiuTTTcan
but finally su ceedi ;l in tracing the
fire to a imint dliectly behind the
kitchen range Sume chemical ex
tinguished I'. i is not known for a
certainty hi:w t':e fire started, but the
supposition is that, it was ignited from
an overheated s'ove during a party
held in the hall last nigbt by Miss
Savings Jlatik & Trust company of, Itodey. There were some plumbers
Memphis, according to a TVcpnt state
ment, owed depositors $62a,Oon.
According to a recent statement the
Merchant' Trust company of Mem
phis, owed it drposltors $GOT,000.
at work In the kitchen early last ev
ening, tbe Kvenine Citizen reporter
was informed l y Junior Parish, and
it is possible that while they were
engaged In thawing out the water
pipes near where tbe fire was, the
woodwork wad accidentally set on
fire. Considerable damage was done
by cutting holes In the wall snd
fi ors, which will be fully covered by
C01NIY SUPERINTENDENTS MEET
The second day'B session of the New
Mexico Educational association cou-
vened at 9:30 o'clock this morning- at
the high school building, with a large
attendance. A business session oc
cupied the first half hour. At this
lime It was practically decided to hold
the election of olllceis at the business
session tomorrow morning at 9:30
o'clock. A nominating committee was
selected and it is reported will select
an entire new Bet of oltlcluls. This
change has no reflection on the ability
of those who havo so capably guided
the destinies of the association during
the past year, but rather is a custom
followed by the organization. Several
amendments to the constitution and
by-laws were proposed on which ac
tion will be taken tomorrow. Among
these was the suggestion of electing
the executive committee to oftlce'iin-
nually rather than making the tenure
of three years' duration. Of this com-
mlttee E. J. Verts Is the only one
whose term of office expires this year.
C. M. Light remains until 1906 and J.
A. Wood until 1907. It was proposed
that In addition to the recording sec
retary the list of officers be Increased
by one in. order to provide for a local
secretary.' His duties will be to make
all arrangements for meetings of the
association and will be selected from
the place at which the future meet
ing of the organization la to be held.
The proposition of amending the con
stitution so tbe oldest member of the
executive committee will serve as Its
chairman, will also be considered tomorrow.
At 10 o'clock soveral papers were
read, the first being by K. H. Grant,
on "Education in California." Mr.
Grant said In enect that the salaries
to school teachers In Cullfornta are
higher than elsewhere, this being es
pecially true in science departments
He said there was a uniformity of
books in California schools and that
txt books are made by the state. The
pupils In Hie. piiinkiy grades, aife all
of the same age und same nature.
Pupils In the higher grades are much
(doer thun those in similar grades in
other states. The advanced age U
caused by the higher requirements.
The education In the higher schools
Is the same all over the state.
8am Ho Ke' Paper.
"Examinations Students Views,"
was the title of an Interesting paper
read by Sam Ho Kee. The bright
young Chinese-American laid particu
lar stress on the fact that examina
tions are good for the Indolent pupils
If for no one else and spoke Interest
ingly on this Issue. The remainder
of the young man's paper was Intense
Teachers' Views Shown.
The view a teacher takes ut exam
inations was told In a paper read by
J. It. Wllllums of Santa Fe, which was
a most scholarly article. It was the
Incentive to diligent study, Mr. Wil
liams said, and was the proper test
of knowledge acquired. The student
should not be Judged by the examina
tion alone, but by the effort put forth.
They should not draw on the memory
but rather appeal to the reasoning
Judge Ira Abbott Spoke.
District Judge Ira A. Abbott favored
those present with an address on
"Education and the School." Judge
Abbott related a number of remlnes
censes of his younger school days,
carrying his auditors into tbe country
school house wherein be taught for so
long and described In a pleasing man
ner his experiences whllo acting In
such a capacity.
Morning Session Ended.
Miss Cornelia Murray s paper on
"Lessons 1. earned as a Teacher." con
eluded tbe morning session. It was
well written, nicely delivered, and
contained much good advice.
At 2 o'clock the session was con
(inuel. nr which time several other
instructive papers were listened to.
" 1'he Professional Teacher" was de
crilM-d bv Miss Jennie llousley. M.
E. Mickey spoke on "Teachers' Instl
tutes," and C. K. Hodgin on "Profes
sional literature." A general dis
cussion then endued until the time
The program for tomorrow Is us fol
lows: !.:io a. in . Huslness session.
10 a. in. .Papers Edt" ational Val
ues First. Drawing, Miss Stellhorn,
Albuquerque, Second, History. W. H.
hecker. Gallup. Third, Music T'rof.
Hoeiisbel. Kuton. Fourth. Industrial
W'.Tk. William lleiuey. Carlsbad.
11 a. in. Hound Table session.
Grade School Teachers, High School
Teachers, Hleher Institution Teach
ers, County Superintendents.
A qiieHtion box will be maintained
during the sessiou, to tie opened at
the Hound Table.
1:20 i). in. Excursion to point of
educational interest, conducted by
President Morales Left
and Cabinet Took
To Act In President's Absence
and Pmding His
LOOK AFTER AMERICAN PEOPLt! REPORTED MORALES WAS SHOT
.-ii. i civisu.iiK, inc. ..au iuini- Washington, Dec. 27. The navy
ed statement In the Slovo today says department has received a cable from
that the government expects the re- I Commander Chambers of the Naah
volt at Moscow to be completely vlle daU,(, at wno p)ata iaBt night,
crushed within four days. The dura- . stating that he had been informed
tlon of the uprising is explained by from n government source thnt Presl
the small number of troops available. (lent MrH0B had been shot and seri-
i ne niovo uecmren mat ine ' loiriueu I
at Moscow la frightful and that the
casualties will reach l.GnO. The in
formation of the other papers Is that
while admitting that the revolution
ists are showing signs of exhaustion,
they do not regard the Issue as de
WOMEN ARE MORE CRUEL
THAN OTHER INSURGENTS.
Moscow, Dec. 27. Cannonading
continues and the list of casualties Is
swelling. The revolutionists are op
erating in three sections. There are
aliout 1,000 of them In each section.
They are all well armed with revol
vers and rifles. The women who are
participating In the fighting are guuty
of the worst cruellies.
ARTILLERY USED BUT
PEOPLE HOLD GROUND.
St. Petersburg, Doc. 27. A brief
message from Moscow of today's date
says that the troops with artillery are
pouring into the city but the situation
has not greatly changed. The revo
lutionists still hold a portion of the
WILL LOOK AFTER THE
INTERESTS OF AMERICANS.
Washington, Dec. 27. Because of
the serious situation in Russia, Sec
retary Root yesterday requested the
navy department to take measures for
the protection of American citizens In
St. Petersburg. The state department
was Informed that unfortunately tl.V-e,
no vessel In European waters which
can be sent to St. Petersburg so as to
reach there before navigation slanll
have closed. In case of extreme dan
ger. It 1 expocted that Secretary
Root will ask the good office of the
Swedish or French government to plve
what assistance It can to Americans
THE GUNBOAT DUBUQUE -
GOES TO MONTE CRISTO.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 27. 1
nnvy department today received av
brief dispatch from Puerto Plata, San
Domingo, announcing the departure
of the gunboat Dubuque, from that
port for Monte Crlsto. No details of
her mission have as yet been received,
TROUBLE IS EXPLAINED
BY DIPLOMATIC CORPS.
Washington, D. C., Dec. 27. The
state department today received by
cable from San Domingo, article
which throw much light on the rero
lutlonary troubles. These were to the
effect that the diplomatic corps bad
been notified by the Dominican min
ister for foreign affairs. General Te
Jera, that President Morales having
abandoned the capital, leaving the
government without an acting head,
the cabinet had called upon Vice
President General Cacerea, to take
charge pending the temporary failure
of Morales to exercise his functions.
The city of Santo. Domingo was.
quiet and the cabinet officers were ex
ercising their regular functions.
President Morales was reported to
be at Jalma, ten or twelve miles from
the captltal, among a band of revo
lutionists who are fighting there. Aa
the situation 1 understood here, there
has been no actual change in the
dominant party In Santo Domingo, aa
the result of Morales' abandonment.
CATTLE ARE SUFFERING
ON ABO PASS
Victor Sals, the Valencia county
ranchman, was an Albuquerque visitor
yesterday. Mr. Sais has a contract
for furnishing fresh beef for the
camps of the Iantry-Sharp Construe
tlon company on the Santa Fe cut-off,
and last week purchased 200 head of
cattle In tbe Oscura mountains and
moved them north to Abo pass, just
In time to be caught In the snow,
wnlch fell there the latter part of last
week. Mr. Sais says that snow lies
eight Inches deep In the vicinity of
Abo pass and that the cold weather
Is hampering; work on the new road
PARROT TAKES TURN
AT POLICEMAN'S DUTY.
New York, Dec. 27. taptaln Hoff
glns, of the Mercer street police sta
tion Is In a twitter of deligftt. His
corps of sleuths have just been rein
forced by a very sharp, keen-eyed de
tective In the form of a parrot, which
described the thief It saw taking Miss
I.lnitner's furs, as a "pretty girl."
This led Miss Llmmer to recall the
fact that the saleslady, Miss Yetta
Frenald, from whom she purchased
the furs, had been at her house. The
parrot, when Miss Ummer came home
was In a great state of excitement,
and kept repeating: "Pretty girli "
"Pretty girl!" and when Miss Llmmer
missed hT furs the police followed
the clue furnished by the parrot, and
went In search of the "pretty girl,"
and found tbe furs in Miss Frenald's
apartments. They now want the par
rot added as an adjunct to the police
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 27. At a meet
ing to be held at tbe Southern Hotel
this evening, two committees of five)
members each, representing the Pres
byterian and the Cumberland Pres
byterian churches, the final arrange
ments will be considered for com
pleting the organic union of the two
churches on tbe basis whtchthas Loen
approved by a majority of the pres
byteries of the two churches In tbe
spring of the year. After the, two
committees have completed their task
the entire committee appointed for
; he purpose by the two churches, will
hold their first Joint session, which
will couclurfe with a banquet. To
morrow and on the following days
the joint committee will hold a num
ber of meetings, until every d"tall of
the merger, bo far as the union of
boards, colleges, presbyteries and
synods of the two churches Is con
cerned, shall have been settled. Tbe
plan of the corporate union la to be
submitted to the two general assem
blies next May, when the PresbyterWn
assembly will meet at Des MolneB,
and that of the Cumberland church In
MAYOR McCLELLAN SWEARS
FOR A SECOND TERM.
New York, Dec. 27. Mayor George
McCleilan today was sworn in as
mayor of New York city for the next
I j 1 1- years.
NEAR SANTA ROSA.
Toptla. Kan., Dec 27 It is in
liolinied frum the Rock Island ofl'ce
OF STATE OF FINANCES.
Memphis. Tenn., Dec. 27. A con
densed statement of the condition of
t.ie Merchants Trust conuianv at the
cluse nt lillsines llecellll.er "(, US KUIlles.
given out as follows:
Total assets. !?(. :!;. ii&r : inde'oied
tiri's ,f every charactt r. to depo.-itors,
$1.i:!2.:ill: all othi-r obligations, ex
clusive of '-atd'al Mock. w.eo:.t; here that two t.f the company's over-! 'iiv anil State Superintendent of the
cash dcttullv on hand. $:;'.o,hi. t hind pa.-senger trsiins nre tud un liyj National Kdiica'lonal association, to
I snow west of Srwita Rosa. N M Thevl held In I otiisvlUe. Ky . ab.-uit
HOME CANAL MAY BE ; H. ,!,,. (;,,deu State TliniUd at.d M-e. March 1. If Prof. Iladley decides to
PERMANENTLY CLOSED, chir-auo fast mail. R.tfh trains are! attend it will be the hr.-t time that
STATE OF MISSOURI
VS. NEW YORK LIFE.
Jefferson City, Mo., Dec. 27. The
heai iugU in the case of the New York
Life Insurance company against Stat
Superintendent W. D. Vandiver of tbU
state, to restrain him from enforcing
his order revoking the license of the
company, came up before Judge El
mer U. Adams in the federal court, to
day. Mr, Vandiver was represented
by Attorney General Hadley, K. W.
Lehman and John M. Wood, and the
New York Life Insurance company
was represented by a number of
prominent eastern lawyers.
AND SOME EXTENSIONS.
Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 27. The
Hoard of Directors of the Pennsyl
vania railroad has been called to
meet here this afternoon, to consider
plans for extensive Improvements of i a few years old
the system, which will necessitate the
expenditure of alxiut Ik,iioii.i.mmi.
Most of the Improvements will he
made within a radius of fll':y miles
from thU city. One of (be in imi'til
items will he the construction of nil
extension of the low grade freight
line to Philadelphia through Over
btr iV T.ie line will n- $7.oo'I.i'im,
lyul will require two years to build.
MUST GO TO ARIZONA.
New Voii.. Tec. 27. It became
known l-t nlsht, says the Herald,
thnt V. Hotirke Cochran lias been ill
for i he past ten davs at the WnMoif
Astoria Ills condition Is such that
it r thought he much change cli-
OLDST LIVING MEMBER
ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS.
Sumner, la-, Dec. 27. John Wade,
who has the distinction of being the
oldest member of the Order of Odd
Fellows living, is celebrating hla
eighty-seventh birthdaj today. He
became a uiemlier of the order In
isj.'l, when the orgamzuion was only
Mr. Wade is a bad-
dlt.-r by profession, but has devoted
himself (o farming for many years
The members of his lodge will give
a banquet In his honor (his evening.
IOWA FRUIT GROWERS
IN ANNUAL SESSION.
Des Moines, la., Dec. 27. Th
Western Association of Fruit Grow
ers opened its annual meeting Lere
today. The attendance la iuite large
and the meeting presents many in
teresllng features. Mauy prominent
fruit growers and experts from Oils
and other fruit states are In attend
ance and some highly Interesting uj
pers huvt been promised to be read.
Prof. Hadley Honored.
Superintendent Hiram lladie. of
am a Fc, has been lnvi'e,! to deliver' BOXING
an address netore me iieparumnt oi
mate if he bom r, to recover. H has
! been advin d to go to Ari.ona.
Huer-town, Md., Dec. 27. The
hearing In the matter of the petition
of Joseph Rjan and Hiil-Ii I.. Motel,
well victualed and It Is expected that
the iilccK'uie which has been on twen
ty four hour.-,, will boon be raised.
IS ON FOR TONIGHT.
VcKeesport. Pa.. Dec. 27. A big
hi. xing tournament under the auspices
of the McK' Mort Athletic Club will
li- held at ihc Coliseum this evening
All l lie local stars, inc'iiduc-' George
.V w Mexico has been honored wTth Simro. Mike Jordan. V'.'iiiatu CaHa
representation u: nicb u dl-t:tigulsh-, ban. Jack Since and Young llrin, will
e l gathering. I take part in the various matches.
TWO HUNDRED INSANE
CARRIED IN FIV CARS.
JackfOti, I.U., Dec. 27. Two huud
re.l insane persons, one hundred Of
Ihem wh'.tr. tie- rest colored, were
taken from the Jackson luRane Asy
lum today and transported to the re
cently fousiied lo w asylum In Pine
Mile It required fie passenger
coaches and on- baggage car to trans
port tie two hundred patlenta and
be bit ue force of attendants from
here to Pinevllle.