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y II; 5- i . s x- t 5 1; J If V,'. ii TOPEKA, KANSAS, DECLMBER 21, 189G, MONDAY EVENING, TWO CENTS. TWO CENTS. MOXDAY EVL 'V 7 CUBA!! FLAGS Of Large Froportiosis Will De corate Hamilton Mall Tonight 31 any Rotable Speakers Will be Present, Including Gov. -Morrill ami Gov. Elect Leedr. TIIE 310 DOCS WILL SIXG There Will 15 e Patriotic Talks and .11 if. Kesol nt ions Denouncing Span ish Misrule to be Adopted. "Cuba Libre" will be the watchword at the meeting- at Hamilton hall to night. The words have been printed on a large banner which will be hung across the stage end they will furnish a text fur the speakers. Two large Cuban flaps. 10x18 feet, will share the place of honor on the stase with large American flags. There are smaller Cuban Hags which will also be used in the decoration of the hall. The meeting will be called to order at 7:30 by Governor Leedy who will make a short address by way of intro duction, lie will explain the purpose of the gathering; and it may be left to the adroitness of that gentleman to fay just what should be said and still keep within limitations. Governor Morrill has been given first place on the programme. Owwrnor Morrill's friends promise that the ad dress of th coventor shall not he dis eppomtlnir and the friends of Cuba will hear something interes.i sr. ilajor Anrt-ifon and his Modnes will be at the n-.e'-tin. It will be left with the ttallHi.t major and his companions what they shall sine: ar.d they have promised to till several numbers on the pr. gramme. ila.ior J. K. Hudson, A. H. Horton. P. II. Coney. John -Martin and Joe Waters complete the complement of speakers. The music programme lias not b en completed and an effort is being- made to secure the attendance of Gorndy's band. John A. Bright is also- expected t till a place on the proe-rarnme by sinclng "The Sword of Bunker Hill." The maws ere rs of the mtetine- say that they have had many inquiries from people who desire to know the purposes for w hich it was called. Many were of the opinion that it was to be held for the purpose- of raising a regi ment to tt to Cuba at once. All In quirers have ben given evasive an swers and requested to come to the meeting to see what will be done. There will, however, be no infractions of the law. There will be no door-keepers. Noth ing is promised but stood speeches and goeul music and plenty of both. A large charcoal map of Cuba has been drawn so that the sneakers may use it for il lustration. It will a.lso furnish an op portunity for those in the1 audience who know little about Cuba to enlarge their fund of information. The re-is; ra.t ion book winch was kept at siiver headquarters anil in which names ware peine; registered, has disap peared. The nniy thins: known by the penote around headquarters is that some one got the book and list of ratines Satur day evening and went away. Xo one se.-m to know who it was or what pur pose be heel. When tiie book was taken away many more names had been added. Tt is thoueht. to have been taken to another piace in he city where the registration can be done wph more secrecy. The KniuhTs of Pythias in Topeka have taken tip the agitation. The organi sation has a company of well ilriile.i uni lormcl men here. w.o. Anderson is the captain of the company. A1 the last meeting some one spoke of Cuba ami thirty men jumped to their feet and said that they were ready to volun teer to fight for the independence of the Oppressed isle. Af'e-r a great deal of discussion it war? ch'chied to do nothing until eona-ress tonk action. In the event that congress acts decisively the thirty members of the. company stand ready to ... Tiiev use the r-ualar army tactics and would he almost as well drilled as the regular sul ci iers. FOUND LYING IN AN ALLEY. John M. Roof Suffers a Paralytic Stroke Today. John M. Roof, of lKjil North Tavlor Ftrt. was found this morning at 11:!.-. Iymtr in the alley at the rar of the K un let;! Piano store a t Oi Kansas avenue where he had fallen while iintvimr iiis horse to po to dinner, lie lav prostrate upon trie alley pavement near bos hor-e and it was some time before he was Pomd. il'eopie who first saw- him thought tt-iat he was intoxicated aed some one no tuh'd th" i-oiice that stn-ii was the ease. "Wh"n SerLre;int. Tim 1 onova o arrivei h. rooe-enized tiie mart as b,-itis JeOttt et. Iiof, a. collector and v.lcentian l(.r fee Kitniiaii Idano ctinit'tny. 1 nest esat io:t showed that lie had stuff -red a paralytic stroke. He was unconscious and unable to move bus body. Tie was carried into the office of tlte Topeka l'rhuine; com pany and rr. SI. K. Mitchell wan sura, moned. He found that the stroke had been a severe one. r. Roof soon regain ed consciousness. but was unable ,0 move. He was taken to his home at lP'O .'enh Tavlor street j,, KnfehCs ani'mi binee. J, r. Mitchell thinks that the par alysis win not be pei maneot. Mr. Roe f toil an attack similar to this years u"o. lb' is a.n old soldier and wll known in the city. HALF KATES PLUS 8?. 00. Burlington Route To the west and northwest, Xovember S, 17, December 1 and 15, round trip 20 days limit. Nebraska, Kansas, Wy oming, Utah. Black Hills and certain parts of Colorado. Kptendid thro"-- trains of chair cars (Seats fre-) a"'l handsome compartment obr'vm" vestibule sleepers. Only dining cat line to Denver via St. Louis and Kan sas City, cafe plan (pay onlv for what you order). The Burlineton route is the original Harvest Excursion line See the magnificent corn crops of Xs! hraska. Send to the undersigned for pamphlets on ilissouri and Xebrasa and consult local agents for rates and train service, L. W. WAKELKY General Passenger Agent. St. l.ouia'.M.i Try us on cotlara. We can make then look like new. Peerless S,eam Lanndrj U2 and IU W. S-h bu Tliona 3ii GUYS TILE SENATE. Jerry Simpson Says It Is a Cold Stor age War3hou39 to Put Stat ea rn on to S'.ep. Jerry Simpson came to town today.He says that he has tio business of his own here at this time, but he has some friends that have asked him to intercede for them, and that he is here for that purpose. When asked if he would come tip during- the legislature this winter, he sad: "Well, yes. I am somewhat interested in the redisricting- of the state. I don't want them to take all my pood counties and leave me the hard ones, or add any more hard ones to my district. Of Course it would not affect the result tiny, only it would make more hard work. We could ro teat and convert enough voters to make the district all rt.eht. The trouble lias been that so many have moved away to the strip that it has kept us busy converting them to keep the district all right." "What is the feeling about the sena torial situation in your country?" "T don't know that there is any ex citement over it." "Tt is said that there is some senti ment in favor of Dennison there." "Well, if there is any, I have not heard of it. The fact of the matter is, that th people are not thinking about who will be the senator. They seem to think that they have elected a legisla ture to attend to that matter, and they are waiting to see what the legislature does in tlte matter. There are lots of go. -d men that are candidates, and whatever the result is. it will no doubt be ratified by the members of the par ty. The senate is a kind of a cold stor age house, anyway, where they put statesmen to sleep so tlmt they become about as useful as the fifth wheel on a wagon. Of course the senate can ob struct legislation, and sometimes that is all right and sometimes it is not; it de pends whether it is the measure of your party or something that the other party wants to pass. If it is your way the seriate should not hinder its becom ing a law. and if it is the other party's measure, it is all right." "What of the Cuban situation?" "I don't think that we want anything to do in the matter at the present time. They are having some fighting over there, and a few men are being killed. 1 .tit I think that perhaps there are some rich sugar plantations there that some one wants, and they think that if we could get into trouble they could get them and at the same time this country could work off a little surplus enthusi asm. "Cuba should be free, but before we take a hand in the matter, we ought to demonstrate that we can free ourselves. While I am not an admirer of drover Cleveland at all, I think that he is near er right in his opinion on the Cuban question than he has been for some time before on any question." MRS. K ELLA. I IN PERIL. Falls Out of Her Buggy Upon the Front WiiesL Mrs. E. P. Kellam of 415 Topeka avenue was thrown upon the wheel of her buggy at noon today while crossing the street car tracks at Seventh street and Kansas avenue but escaped ser ious injury. -Mrs. Kt 11am was driving north. In front of the city building she started to cross the street car tracks. The horse slipped tin the iron rail and dropped on the shaft snapping it off. The sudden checking of the vehicle threw -Mrs. Kellam on the wheel where she hung unable to move. People passing saw the accident and ran to Mrs. Kellam's assistance. She was extricated from her position, helped into the buggy of a friend and taken home. Sultan Says He Has Made Reforms Constantinople. Hec. 21. The Russian ambassador. M. He Xelidoff. had an hour's conference with the suitan on Sat urday hi which he urtred the introduction of reforms and tiie granting of amnesty to the imprisanod Armenians. His majes ty asserted that the reforms aereed upon by the powers already had been execute, I and promised to issue the amnesty de cree in a few days. L. T. Yount Loses His Farm. The farm of ex-Police Commissioner H. T. Yount was sold this morning un der foreclosure proceedings by the sher iff. It was bought by the National Mortgusr" and Debenture company who hold a Ji'.hoij mortgage on the property for $H. (Hi. D. K. Palmer, attorney for tiie company bid in the farm for 31. tied, which leaves a judgment over against Mr. Yount of $S,U0u.The farm is in Do ver township. Governor Morrill's Partner Dead. Private Secretary J. H. Brtstow re ceived a telegram from C Jovernor Mor rill announcing that C. H. Janes, the governor's partner in the Morrill and Jam's bank at Hiawatha, died last nisrht. Mr. Janes has been in failing health for over a. year and his death was not wholly unexpected. Spanish. War Scare Has Passed. London. Hec. 21. There was a sharp rallv in the stock exchange this morning, the'Spanish war scare having passed. MOM ES E EK Ell' S EX U It S 10 N Via Santa Fe Route The Home Road On December 1". the Santa Fe route, the home road, will sell round trip tick ets at one fare plus S2.e0 to points in Ar kansas, Arizona. Indian Territory. Lou isiana, Xew Mexico. Oklahoma and Tex as, good fifteen days going., to return any Tuesday or Friday within final lim it of twenty-one days. For additional information call at passenger d'-pa. foot of Fifth street, telephone 6S2. or on Cromwell : Jef fers at postofhee, North Topeka, tele phone 3t4. W. C. GARY FY, Agent. A Valuable Prescription. Editor Morrison of Worthington.Ind., "Sun," writes : "You have a valuable pre scription in Fi'H-trie Bitters and I can cheerfully recommend it for sonstipa tion ami sick headache, and as a gen era! system tonic it has no equal." Mrs. Annie Stehle. iI62.; Cottage drove ave nue, Chiettgo, was all run down, could not cat nor digest food, had a back ache which never left her and felt tired and weary, but six bottles of Electric Hitters restored her health and re newed her strength. Prices f,0 cents and Jl. Get a bottle at J. K. Jones' drug store. Fifth street and Kansas avt nue. Santa Fe Route The Heme Read. Homese-'kers excursion tickets on sale Dec. J 5th. Only r,4 hours Topeka to California via this route. For additional information call at passenger depot foot of Fifth street, telephone fo-, or on Cromwell ,.v Jeffers ttt postofnee, Xorth Topeka. telephone 264. W. C. U.'dlVii'i, Agenc. BIG BAEJK FAILS. National Bank of Illinois at Chicago Closes. Liabilities Placed at $11,000, 000, Assets $15,000,000. Dabbling In Electric Street Railway Stock CAUSED TIIE DISASTER Coin pt roller Eckels Severely Criticizes Sank Management. Warned the Directors Many Months Ago, He Says. Chicago. Dee. 21. The National Bank of Illinois, one of the oldest and best known banking institutions in the city, and wdth assets of between $12,000,0u0 and $15,010,000, closed its doors today. The liabilities are $11,000,000. The fol lowing notice was posted on the doors before the opening of banking hours: "This bank is in the hands of the na tional bank exchange, by order of the comptroller of the currency." This act ion was decided upon at a meeting of the directors of the bank last night, af ter the bank had been suspended from the clearing house association of Chi cago at a meeting of the clearing house committee held earlier in the day. Of the 16 banks that cleared through the National Bank of Illinois, two closed their doors as a result of the closing of that institution. They are: E. S. Dry er & Co., and Wasmansdordoff & Heinemann. These two institutions are mortgage loan banks and saving socie ties in a small way, and their failure is not expected to effect any business houses. The assets of E. S. Dryer & Co. are given at $1,600,000, with liabilities of $1, 200,000. The figures for Wasmansdorif tic Heinemann are approximately, as sets SOf.O.O-iO: liabilities $100,000. The Security Title and Trust compa ny was appointed receiver for both firms. Six banks have made arrange ments to clear through other banks and the balance of the 16 are making similar arrangements as fast as possible. The failure was a great surprise in financial and business circles. The causes of the suspension, as given in the resolutions adopted by the clearing house committee are "un warrantable and injudicious loans" through which "the capital and surplus of said bank is seriously imperilled, if not absolutely lost." The statement was made today that a loan of about $2,400,000 to the Calumet Street Railroad company of which J. W. Far son of Farson, Leach & Co. .is pres ident had caused the National Bank of Illinois to suspend. Mr. Farson declined to make a state ment on that subject, but stated that the failure would not affect the Calu met road. Heavy loans on real estate are also said to have been made. The last statement of the bank showed de posits $12,173,706: loans, $9,199,642; cash resources. $4.9S:j.D02. It is thought probable that none of the depositors will suffer by the sus pension, as the hankers who were pres ent at the meeting of the committee have recommended for consideration the proposition to advance 75 per cent on all adjusted claims against the Na tional Bank of Illinois. In addition to this they have agreed to use their influ ence with all either members of the clearing house association to accept all such claims as collateral at the same ratio. The National Bank of Illinois was or ganized it! August. 1S71. with a capital stock of $.100,000. which was subsequent ly increased to $1,000,000. It was regard ed as one of the soundest financial In stitutions of the city. The Press club is one of the sufferers by the suspension, ail the proceeds of the advance sale of tickets for the foot ball game between the Carlisle Indians and University of Wisconsin eleven, which was held under the management of the Press club, amounting to over $:-!.00o, having been deposited Saturday. One of the leading bankers and finan ciers of this city at noon today said to an Associated press reporter: "The failure of the National Bank of Illinois has created no disturbance of conse quence in iinancial circles here. One or two private bankers who were realiy r.othing but mortgage dealers have failed, but this is only a natural con sequence of shrinking real estate val ues." The principal source of trouble of the National I Sank of Illinois was a loan of $2.iii0,0o0 to tlte Calumet Electric Railway company. This, with three or four other loans, threatened severe losses and the clearing house commit tee saw no way but to suspend the bank. The loss in liquidation will be small if any to depositors. It is not probable that the bank will resume bus: ness. NEW YORK CORRESPONDENTS. New York, Dec. 21. Official- of the Mercantile anil the American Exchange National banks of this city, correspond ents of the National Rank of Illinois, say they will not be affected to any im portant ey tent by its failure. The American Hxeha.nge has merely han dled collections for the Chicago bank and is actually a debtor to it. The Mer cantile National bank people say that the Chicago bank does not owe them except for i:et s in their hands for col lection and express deep sympathy for the officials of the Chicago bank. AT WASHINGTON. V.'ashington, Dec. 2l. Comptroller Eckels has received an announcemeot ctmcerniti- the National Bank of lili t ois. It says that the Chicaeto clearing house has assumed to pay 75 per cent of all proved claims. John C. McKcan has t een oppoir td a receiver for tlte bank and ii s.ru. ted to publish a list of ail approved claims at once, so that ci'euitois may get the benefit of this acti'-iri. Instructions have been issu"d to ail banks having the bank as their correspondent to prove their claims and send then: in. At the last report of the bark which was November ;:o, the bank had a cap ital of $1 .COO. oe 0 : a surplus of $1,000,1 id; undivided pi oats of Sh0,0''0 ami a total of aes:1ts ieeiudlec' bends of ? 1 "Kief :;2, its liabilities v.-ill te1 aleut $!0,l 'e.0e0. Wnlle it is feared that s-rious re sults may follow Comptiolier Eh-kels will do all in his power to relieve the strain on dependent banks and avert anv unnecessary panic. NO EFFECT ON STOCK EXCHANGE. Chicago, Dec. 21. It was announced to day that the Drovers' National bank, which cleared through the National Bank of Illinois, wilt clear through the Com mercial National. The West Side bank, will also clear through the Commercial National. The suspension has but little effect either in the wheat pit or on the stock exchaaige. Wheat indeed. showed strength after the opening c decline and the stock market was dull and only frac tionally lower. Neither the bank examiner nor any offi cer of the X'ational Bank of Illinois wiil make anv statement at present. DIRECTORS PLEAD IGNORANCE. A director of the National Bank of Il linois stated today that the loan made to the Calumet Electric Street Railway of $2,400,000 was without the knowledge of the directors. The efforts made to dispose of the Calumet stock which was held as security for the loan, drew attention to it and brought about the investigation which resulted in the bank's suspension. ECKELS' STATEMENT. Bank Comptroller Says He Admon ished the Managers of the Bank. Washington, Dec. 21.' Comptroller Eckels today gave out the following statement concerning the failure of the National Bank of Illinois: "I am ad vised by Bank Examiner McKeon that the National Bank of Illinois has closed for business and is now in his hands for the comptroller of the currency. In order to prevent any trouble in proving claims against the bank and to obtain for creditors at an early date the larg est part of the amount due to them I have appointed Mr. McKeon tempor ary receiver with telegraphic instruc tions to publish notice of proof of claims at once. The clearing house committee of Chicago had advised me through the examiner that the clearing house will immediately advance 75 per cent of the face of approved claims and thus give creditors of the bank im mediate relief and prevent unnecessary disturbance of business. I have also directed the receiver while securing all loans of a doubtful character, to exer cise the utmost caution so as to not work any hardship upon the business interests of those dealing with the bank and depending upon it. The advance made by the clearing house, it is to be understood, is not in payment of such claims in full, but simply a loan of such an amount with the certificates as collateral security. The failure of the bank is due to injurious, reckless, and imprudent methods followed by the officers, and not checked by the direc tors, though their attention had been individually called to the same and over their individual signature they had promised to remedy the weak points in the bank's condition. The largest source of failure is the bank holdings of Calumet Electric Street railway stock, the full amount of which now cannot be stated for it is discovered that a part of such holdings were not made to appear on the books but concealed in another account. This and other large ana rjottbtfui loans had been called by special letter to the at tention of the officers and directors and specific improvement promised a year since. "In June last on the surface there had been an improvement made. Bank Examiner McKeon on November 30, ex amined the bank. He found that the books showed that the loan to the Cal umet Electric company and other simi lar loans had been increased and the promises of officers and directors had not been carried out. Upon this report I prepared a letter addressed to the president and directors, which I sent to the examiner on December 14 to be read to them at a meeting called for the purpose. "This letter reviewed at length the condition of the bank and the failure of the promises made to be fulfilled. It emnhasized the position taken by this otflce that a decided and radical change had to be at once made and noti fied the directors with a full and com plete analysis on the part of the exam iner of the matters in the bank demand ing attention "On Saturday I received notice from the examiners that the rumors of the bank's condition had reached the clear ing house committee, and they desired to have his report read to them. I or dered it to be done, but suggested that before doing so, he see the otticers of the National Bank of Illinois and obtain their acquiescence. This was obtained and the vice president of the bank was present with the clearing house commit tee. The condition revealed led to the resolution to suspend from the clear ing house. Before action was taken, however, the examiner telegraphed me in reply. "I suggested that in view of the large interests involved, great care should be hatl, and even at the risk of taking some chances, funds might be provided if it was deemed safe to do so, to af ford voluntary liquidation. The assets of the bank were examined and its man agement as shown by the examiner con sidered and as a conclusion, it was de cided that the bank should be suspend ed from the clearng house and funds not furnished for voluntary liquidation. Three of tlte bank's directors were pres ent at these meetings. "In view of everything, I am convin ced that the clearing house committee acted judiciously. Tiie management on the part of the officers and directors to state it mildly, being generally negli gent. The liabilities of the bank are larg", but by careful and judicious management the loss entailed on cred itors need not be large, if any. Every measure will be taken by the clearing house and the controller's ollice to pre vent other banks or business failures and unnecessary stringency. Aiready all outside banks having the National Bank of Illinois as a reserve agent, have been notified by telegraph of the 75 per cent arrangement. "A large amount of difficulty can be prevented if those depending upon the banks of Chicago and elsewhere affect ed by the bank's failure, will use good judgment an ! do not work themselves into a state of panic. Other banks can be made to fail only through those hav ing funds with them becoming fright ened and making unnect ssary demands. On the other hand the bank ought to be careful and prudent in not unneces sarily calling the loans of their busi ness customers." To St Paul and Minneapolis Via Burlington Route. Two splendid through trains each da? from Missouri River points to the north via the old established Burlington Route mid Sioux City line. Day train has handsome elite: vation vestibuled s.eepers. free chair cats, and dinins; cars (.north of Council BluifsJ. Night tram has handsome sleepers to Omaha. Council Bluffs and Sioux City, and par lor cars Stoux City north. Consult Ticket Agent. L. w. WAKELFT. Gen. Raas. Agent. St. Louis, ifn LITTLE TO The Small Friend of Governor Elect Leedy Has Invited the Governor to Dine With Him. GOVERNOR SAYS YES. And One of the "JoiirnaP'News boys Will Entertain The Coming Governor of Kan sas at Supper Tonight. The only person that has been able to get a definite promise out of Gever-nor-elect Leedy is his seven-year-old friend, Master Thomas Martin. The governor has promised Thomas that he will take supper with him tomorrow night. A few days ago the outer room of the governor's temporary office was crowd ed with men who wanted to see the governor "just for a minute," either for the purpose of asking for an office for themselves or for some friend when there came a gentle rap on the door. "Come in," said the governor's sten ographer. The knob turned slowly and in came a very small boy. He looked around a minute as if he had a notion of retreating and then seeing the sten ographer he asked.-'Ts Governor Leedy in town?" On being informed that he was and that if he would wait a few minutes he could see him, he took off his cap and sat down on a chair and waited patiently. Pretty soon the door leading to the inner office opened a few inches and the governor peeped out at the crowd cautiously, as if he were counting up the number of callers that had come in since he let the last one into the inner sanctum. The governor saw the boy and immediately he threw open the door and came out in to the room and said with a beaming smile: "Why how are you Thomas, how do you do, I am glad to see you." "Governor Leecly wiil you be in town on Tuesday." asked Thomas bravely." "Yes. I expect to," said Mr. Leedy. "I should like to have you come out and take supper with us at six o'clock if you can come." "Well sir, I shall be pleased to do so." "And I will come around for you here at the office about half past five," said little Thomas. "Yes. that would be a good plan. If you will come around for me I will be pleased to go out to your house and take supper with you. Is there anvthing else that I can do for you today?" "No, sir. Good morning." "Good morning Thomas." The boy who has the big "pull" with the governor is a newsboy who was selling papers two years ago in this city. One afternoon he was at the State Journal office with the other boys to get the p;;pr as soon as it came out and when they were supplied there was a break away and a race for the state house where the legislature was in session. All the boys in the crowd were larger than Thomas and soon ran off from him and were in a fair way to sell out their papers before he got up to the 'state house. Mr. Lee dy, who was a. senator at that time, saw the boys start from the office with the papers and saw Thomas get left. He followed them and finally overtook the child just as he reached the state house. Thomas was out of breath and the other boys were out of sight. "Where did the other boys go?" ask ed Senator Leedy. "I don't know," said Thomas. "Do you want to buy a Journal?" "Yes, I'll take a papei What made you let them run away from you?" "Well, I guess my legs were not long enough." said Thomas in a little voice. "Well, now if you will not make any noise I wiil take you up in the senate chamber and we will see if we can't sell the rest of your papers. That will make your less as long as the big boy's legs. They can't get in there." "Thank you, sir." "Isn't this a pretty bad day for you to be out?" "Oh, a business man can't stop for weather," said Tiny Tom. Thomas soon disposed of his papers when he got in the senate chamber and then he came to Senator Leedy and thanked him again. "Now. see here, if you will be right quiet about it, I wiil see if I can get you in here every day," said Mr. Leedy. who had taken a great fancy to the bright little urchin. Mr. Leedy then went to some of the members of the club and told them that as a rule he would object to newsboys being admitted to the senate chamber, but that the boys were all larger than Thomas and that their legs were longer than his, as he had expressed it, and that the best way to make his legs longer, was to let him in every day if he waiuld be quiet. The senators good natttredly agreed to this, and Senator Leedy left a pass for Thomas with the doorkeeper and he got in every after noon and sold his papers ahead of the big hoys. When Governor Leedy returned home from the Abilene convention one of the tirst letters to reach him congratulating him on tlte result of the convention was one from Thomas Martin. After the elec tion he received another congrratulatorv tetter from Thomas, and tlte first time he met him after he came to town Thom as invited him to come and take supper w ith him, and the t?c veriior-clect and lit tle Tom will take their supper together tomorrow evening. HETTY GREEN'S VIEWS. She Doesn't Think Lawyer Choate Will be Blade Senator. Xew York, Dec. 21. Mrs. Hetty Green, the richest woman in America, has re turne.l to her old quarters, in the Hotel St. George, in Brooklyn. She paid today: "I Fee that they are booming J. H. Choate for the senut?. YvVil, he'll never srot ther,1. I am wiinncr to make a bet on t h a t . IV I a r k rr. y vorus, that instead of 2:0 ins to the S'-nate. when the time comes i i e w i ) 1 o to K :. 1 r o 1 e . 'J tyrant you that he can talk, and that he is a man of tact, but he is no orator. 1 don't believe thai he's the sort of a man The peoph- of the state want to handle tht-dr affairs. "For thirty yf-ars I hav- been trying to ie t t h c-reform law vers to ve m f justice, and 1 am as far off now as ever." I3'ation:srl Callei to Import. V'a h i n g t o 1 1 . L e o . 2 V. T h e c o rn p t ro ! 1 e r of the- currency has made a call on na tional hnr.k tor a report on their condi tion at tne cioe of business December 17. SHOPLIFTING. Arrests Made of Women and Chil dren at a Sixth Stre6t Store Mrs. Nora Spendlove, the wife of Wm. H. Spendlove, a Santa Fe blacksmith of 507 East Crane street, and her cousin from the country, a Mrs. Kwards, were arrested Saturday afternoon for shop lifting at the New York store 110 East Sixth street. They were discovered in the act of taking nubias, silk handkerchiefs and the like and the police were called. Mrs. Spendlove, Mrs. Edwards and her three children were taken to the police station where they were questioned by Chief Gardiner. "I don't know what made me take them." said Mrs. Edwards regretfully, "I just had SI. 50 to buy things for Christmas. I had a dollar and my hus band sold some chickens and gave me 50 cents. O; I will never do it again. Let me go home with my babies." Mr.i. Edward's little girl who was also accused of pilfering, cried when ques tioned. Chief Gardiner asked the little Ed wards boy, who is but 5 years of age: "Where did you get that knife?" "I got it last Christmas." said he. "Who told you to say that?" asked the chief. "Mamma." was the honest reply. White Mrs. Edwards was begging for mercy the little fellow looked up at her and in his innocence asked: "What's the matter mamma: you look sad?" Mrs. J. E. Crockett, the proprietor of the store where the shoplifting had been done decided to not prosecute the case, and when the goods had been re stored to him he asked that the women and children tie released from custody. They went away from the police sta tion a sorry party. Mrs. Spendlove ac companied her sister out of the city and has not been at her home 507 East Crane street since Saturday. In all about $7 worth of goods had been "lift ed." TEXAS TI1AIX HELD UP Eobbers Stop a So. Pac Train and Get Three Honey Packages. San Antonio, Tex., Dec. 21. Westbound passenger train No. 20 on the Southern Pa cific railroad was held up by three mask ed men and three money packages from the express car stolen at midnight last night near Comstock, 208 miles west of San Antonio. GOING TO El UOPE. President and Mrs. A. A. Robinson to Spend Six Months. Mr. A. A. Robinson, president of the Mexican Central road, will return to this city tomorrow to spend the holi days with his family. Mr. Robinson has been in Boston and New- York for several weeks past on business con nected with the railroad. On January 2, Mr. and Mrs. Robin son will leave this city for London. England, and on January 6 wdll sail from New York City for that point. Mr. Robinson is called to London to consult wdth the stockholders of the Mexican Central road, and w ill proba bly be detained in that city on business for two weeks. After that Mr. and Mrs. Robinson will cross to the continent and spend some time in France and Italy. They expect to be absent from this city about six weeks. THE WRONG MAX. The Vagrant Was Frank, but He Mad Poor Selection. A dilapidated pattern of a man stepped up to a citizen who was waising briskly along the street tho other evening and ac costed him. "Cap'n," he said, "I hain't got no hard luck story. I'm about as lazy and oinery as they make 'em, and I won't work as long as I can pick up a livin without it. But I'm thirsty, and that's the truth. I hain't had anything to drink for two hours, and if you'll give me a dime I'll go and spend it for whisky. That's dead hon est. I'm spoilin for a drink o' liquor." His voice had none of tho whine of the professional vagrant, but his sincerity made no impression on his listener. 'My friend," said the citizen slowly and solemnly, "I did not imagine such de pravity existed. If you had asked me for something with which to buy food or uec eesary clothing I should have taken pleas ure in acceding to your request. If you had asked for money enough to pay for a bitth, of which" here he looked at him from head to foot "you appear to be in gome need, it would have afforded me sin cere satisfaction to extend a helping hand to you. But you have chosen to appeal to a total etranger for means wherewith to minister to the gratification of s most ig noble appetite. Do you know that the curse of strong drink annually carries into the grave (iuO.uOO human beings in this country? Do you know that tho yearly expenditure for alcoholic beveragc3 amounts to a sum equal to the national debt? Have you any idea of tiie effect of. spirituous beverages on the delicate, sensi tive inner coating of tiie stomach? If you have not, my friend, lot me warn you by all you hold sacred to give up your indul gence in this fearful, terrible habit Oh, fellow mortal, think of tho" But the greasy vagrant waited to hoar no more. He hurried around tho corner, sat down on the curbstone, took off hia hat and fanned himself. "And I took him for a sportin gent!" he ejaculated in a tono of deop disgust. Chicago Tribune. A Look Through South Missouri Free! The Kansas City, Fort Scott & Mem phis R. R. Co. has just issued a mag nificent book of sixty or more photo engraved views of varied scenery in South Missouri. From these views an accurate knovcledge can be obtained as to the productions and general topog raphy of that highly favored section that is now attracting the attention of homeseekers and investors the coun try over. The title of the book is "Snap Shots in South Missouri." It will be mailed free. Address J. E. LOCK WOOD. Kansas City, Mo. XMAS K. i RATES. SANTA FE ROUTE HOME ROAD. Tickets at one and one-third fare for round trip, sold December 24, 25, 31 and January 1, to all points with in 200 miles. Final return limit January 4. IcZirtral Water, rhe finest In the west. Come and try it J. W. PHILLIPS. 612 W. Eighth Ave. Subscribe for The State Journal. CUR The Cul an Resolution Present ed to the Senate. It Will Go Over Until After the Holidays. EJECTION IS 31 A 1)11 liy Senator Hale of Jlaine, When Test Seeks To Open tha Debate and Matter Goes Over. Washington. Dec. 21. Senator Cam eron today presented to the senate tlte repoi't of the committee on foreign re lations favorable to the adoption of the follwing joint reslution: Revived, By the senate and house of representatives of the I'nited States of America in congress assembled tho t the independence of the republic of Cuba be and the same is hereby ac knowledged by the United States of America. Be it further Resolved, That tlte United States wiil use its friendly offices with the gjvern ment of Spain to bring to a close the war between Spain and the republic of Cuba. The report is voluminous. Senator Vest of Missouri attempted to discuss the Cuban question in the senate, but Senator Hale of Maine, in terposed an objection, saying that with the understanding of the case, viz: That is was to go over until after the holidays, it was unfair. Mr. Vest then said he would reserve discussion of the mat ter. A CASS IU POINT Affecting the Recognition of Cuba by the TJniced States. Indianapolis. Ind., Dec. 21. The Jour nal today prints a letter signed by W. H. H. Miller, ex-attorney general of the United States on the Cuban ques tion. It was as follows: "As the is sue made by the secretary of state as to whether the recognition of th- insur gent government in Cuba is a legisla tive or executive function is now of pubiis interest, the following expres sions by the courts may be worthy of attention. In the case of Williams vs. the Suffolk Insurance company (;! -Stunner 272) the right of recovery upon tin insurance contract turr.od upon th" question whether the sovereignty Buenos Ayres extended over the Falk land islands. It was on one side con tended that the question was one for the court to decide as it would any ju dicial question. Mr. Justice Story, de ciding the case at circuit said: 'It is very clears that it belongs excltisive'y to the executive department of our government to recognize from time to time, any new governments whit h may arise in political revolutions in th" worid, and until such new governments are so recognized, they cannot, be ad mitted by our courts of justice to leave or to execise the common rights and prerogatives of sovereignty.' "The case being carried to the su preme court of the United States Justice McLa.in speaking for that court said: 'Can there be any doubt that when the executive branch of the gov ernment which is charged with our for eign relations shail in its correspond ence with a foreian nation, assume a fact in regard to the sovereignty of any country, it is conclusive in the ju dicial department. And in this view, it is not material to inquire, nor is it the province of the court to determine whether the executive be ritcht or wrong. It is enough to know that in ex ercise of his constitutional functions.be has decided the question. h;i ing done this under the responsibilities which belong to him. it is obligatory on ttf people and government of the Union (13 Peters reports 415.) "These decisions have been repeateri ly cited and so far as known to tiie writer, not questioned." Some French Advice. New York. Dec. 21. A dispatch Herald from Paris savs: All lite papers have a pood deal to say ate: American jingoism and the Oaneer between the United States aa.l . the 'a ri -t t t i : e. tva r winch coultl. in their opinion, any ttood. Th" liearo. 1 la the Temp represent in" the i peoisie of France, are all of view on this question. no oil.' aa.l on r a::ie at .'lid tie SHOT TWO PERSONS. George Bryant of Fort Scott, Wounds H:s Wife and Father-in-law. Fort Roott. Oeo. 21. T,;t e last ov-nin:r. wh He on t heir way l o mn ke n n even h: -.-call. William I'. Keuo and dinv;!it-r. Mrs. May Bryani. wei . shot and p -ru ;i p i.-i -tally woonded by (I'-'-rue Th-yj-uit, hi'shand of Mrs. Fry ant. From t-ye w i t iu-ss-.-s ir is learned liiat .Bryant n pp: au oed i ia- purl wh ich was composed of Mr. th-no. h : wife and dauuhirr, and askod y' h" cm.;,! speak to his wif.? a mimd'-. lit .in roU' d: "Xo." at which ;r;,; rcnici-'iii-cd - shoot. Mr. H"iin w;i s sh-ot in i h r ia 1 1 breast and b:;ck. w h d'j M rs. JBrya n t re ceived two bulhMs in thf r,ack, just und-T t he shouldt-r. Ndt h'-r victim I eM . f .-it stayered to nearby hous'S. Tie ;-hoot . i -occur red near tin- Ah i h lis? Protestant church and was witnessed by swt-ra! per sons, Bryant fled immediately after the shoot ing. The would-be murderer is about ')' yf-:trs of asre and has been employed in tho S'.i souri Pa'ifio shops her- for a 'numb r of years. He and his vi who w ran : ried about a year a-o, have recently sep arated. XJairjvited Guest, was Shot. Cnner, Yvyo., D ;. 21. At Therm npoj ' Fremont eoumy. 1'. l- Ha s h er i ff . owner of t i t o w ; wealthy man. Kavc a danc--1 which Thonius Bird, a weald ist vA? uaUU- and rival magnate came umr,vb': was promptly shot twice and kilU Hanson, who is now in custody. shootinV wa.s the result of a trivial rel. Four Churches Sold. Tshpemms. Mich., Iec. 2!. -A prL sewer tax was imposed rO'ntlv are thou ih it v a : i supposed lliut c h r e i " would be exempt, s'e-h was n.jt ! he eas The Met hod is t . Pro.--by ter;.: n. R pi scot and KiHTlish Baptist ehurrnos w-t" so i to a tax title dealer for next to nofhm and the rest of die churches in the. tov are liKely to be sim ila v!y d is posed of. ', is uncertain whether the four mat hae been soid can be redeemed at n nnim: lig-ures. Illinois Central Dopot Burned. Jackson. Miss.. "Doc. 111. The Illinois Central freight depot and contents w-re. burned yesterday. The oritrin of the '.'.re is unknown, but it is supr osed to ha ve been caused by a lamp explosion, Th loss is estimated at from SO.'i'JO to SsOj'J, The books and records were sa uU.