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ALBUaUERaUE EVENING CIT
ALHUQUEHQUE, NEW MEXICO, MONDAY .EVENING. DECEMBEtt 18, lOtV.
RIOT IN CHINA
American and German
Consuls Are Attacked
CAkRIAGtS ARE SMASHED
Grew Out of Mixed Court and
Was Fomented by
MORE RIOTING FEARED TONIGHT
Ixmdnn, Dec. 18. A cable dispatch
to the business houses in London this
afternoon says that the anti-foreign
disturbances at Shanghai, which are
said to have resulted in the stoning
of the German consul and the injur
ing of the American vice consul, have
been suppressed. A dispatch to the
Kvenlng Standard from Shanghai
"During the rioting carriages and
motor cars were smashed. Mobs are
looting in several parts of the city.
There are sounds of sharp firing in
the neighborhood of the town hall and
on the Shan King road, which bi
sects the central district of the for
WASHINGTON LEARNS OF
Washington. D. C, Dec. lt. The
Plate department has news from
Sanghai that a serious situation ex
ists there. Two cablegrams received
at the state department over night,
slate that the trouble arose through
a strike and was increased by a dis
pute growing out of some cases being
tried before the consular courts. Two
foreigners have been killed and many
are wounded. Navy forces are guard
ing the streets. No Americans thus
far have been injured.
TWENTY KILLED, AND
MORE FIGHTING FEARED.
New York, Dec. 18. A serious riot
among the coolie laborers, resulting in
foe death of twenty Chinese and the
injury of several foreigners, occurred
at Shanghai, China, today, according
to a cablegram received by Fearton,
Daniel & Co., of this city, from their
Shanghai office. The cablegram says:
Rioting by coolies; business sus
pended; two police stations burned.
About twenty Chinese killed and a few
foreigners Injured Marine volunteers
restoring order. Further trouble and
lighting anticipated tonight."
Shanghai, Dec. 18 The incipient
riot was promoted by lioycotters on
account of an incident Involving the
mixed' court The German consul was
atoned and the American vice-consul
and several other foreigners were at
tacked and Injured.
THERE WAS TROUBLE
OVER THIS CANINE
POUN DM ASTER WARD QUESTION
ED POLICEMAN'S WORD AND
THEN FOLLOWS DOINGS.
Poundmaster Ward, among his re
cent captures, gathered luto the toils
a canine belonging to the Londm
Club Livery company. This particu
lar doggie was licensed, the owner
asserted, but the jMiundmaaler was
unable to see it that way, conse
quently he declined to liberate It.
Assistant Chief of police Kennedy
went to remonstrate with Ward, but
his solicitations were In vain for
Ward was positive that the bull-pup
had no legal right to be running
about the afreets. As the story is
told, Ward finally told the officer that
ho was just as much an officer of the
law as he (Kennedy) was, at which
the assistant chief placed WaiU Jn
durance vile, relieving hlin of his
star, billy, etc. He then proceeded to
release the dog. Later matters were
amicably adjusted with Ward, but it
is understood that during the tinio he
was ostracised from the world several
dog tags were removed from his
anct ura and are stiU missing.
IN F. A. HUBBELL CASE
JUDGE ABBOTT ALSO SUSTAINS
BOTH MOTIONS IN SANTA FE
REBATE VIGIL ON TRIAL FOR
Besides sustaining the de
murrer In the F. A. Hubbell ease,
virtually throwing it out of court.
Judge Abbott today sustained
both motions in the Caledonian
Coal company suit against the
Santa Fe, and placed the Eslavio
Vigil assault case on trial.
The first case referred to was.
one wherein F. A. Hubbell was
charged In an indictment with se
curing money under a false pre
tense while Superintendent of
public instruction of Bernalillo
Honors were even In the rebate
suit. The motion filed by the at
torneys of the coal company was
one asking that the defendants be
compelled to produce certain doc
uments, contracts and witnesses
in the case. This was a point in
favor of the plaintiff, while the
other motion sustained was one
filed by the attorneys for the
Santa Fe, requesting that the
plaintiff be compelled to produce
a bill of particulars in the case.
TheEslavio Vigil assault case
is on wherein the erstwhile su
perintendent is charged with as
saulting one Abran Dimas, on
June 20, V904. The assault took
place in Barelas.
MlMtMtMt t 9 t
FILIPINOS MUST HAVE A SQUARE
Messrs. Rodey, Childers,
Miera and Sheridan Ent
ertained at Tucson. .
TALKED TO CROWDED HOUSE
And Eloquently Portrayed the Ad
vantages to be Derived
From Joint Statehood.
Hon. B. S. Rodey, ex-delegate to
congress, and Attorney B. Child
ers, president of the New Mexico
Joint Statehood League, accompanied
by Hon. E. A. Miera and J. J. Sheri
dan, returned to the city this morn
ing from Tucson, Aril., where they
attended a big rally of the Joint state
hood advocate of Tucson hfdd at that
place last" Saturday night.
Every member of the party is en
thusiastic over the trip. They con
sider it a great success. They left
the city on Thursday night, but were
unable to reach Tucson before mid
night Friday night, too late to attend
a reception which had been arranged
for them by tbo Joint satuienooa
league of Tucson. However, tney
were met at the depot and ushered to
the Santa Rita hotel, where tuey were
entertuined lu an informal but very
pleasant manner. On Saturday morn
ing six automobiles gave the visiting
Joint statehood advocates a flfteeu
mile ride about the city.
"We found Tucson a thriving city
of about la.tiutl population," said Mi.
Rodey. this morning in speaking ol
the trip. "And 1 was much impressed
with the magnificent schools locateu
there." continued Mr. Kodey.
zona has all of her territorial educa-
tlonal institutions grouped there to-
gether, and they include about flfteeu
buildings, each of them twice as largo
... . .. .. ..It
us anv nubile I'liucauuiiai uuiiuiub i
we have in New Mexico."
When Mr. Kodey had about spent
himself talking about the fine school
buildings of Tucson, uud the magnifi
cence of the Santa Kita hotel, ho agaiu
took up the thread of statehood.
"Well, after seeing the town, we
returned to the hotel. The day was
spent iu greeting people at the hotel.
Mr. Miera addressed a meeting of
about 4'JO native people in spainsn, , inrann mun- vi me poiar rt
and they weio deeply impressed with Kion is discovered or not, niurh is cx
what he said, it was the first Span- I pected from Hie expedition in the
ish speech they had heurd In yoars. 1 way of increasing our knowledge of
They were neutral on the statehood the world's geography mid physical
question before hearing Mr. Miera s characteristics.
bi.eecli but I believe that we left them I
, .raMra mbted for larceny
Col. Kilsworth, of 1'hoeuix, Col. Allan
T. Bird, of Nogales, and myself, ad
dressed a crowd mat nileu every seat
lu the Tucson opera house, and 1
think 'hat we gave them somethiug
to think about."
Mr. Kodey had much else to say
about the trip, which the lack of
space will not admit of publication,
both about statehood an the hospit
able, royal treatment which they were
..I. I j ,.f t .1... ti.mila f.f 1111111
Col. Allan T. Ihrd and Col. Wis-
worm, w no were lueiiiiuiieu us tsiiean-
eis at the rally, are among the fore
most people of the Bister territory.
Col. H.rd is eiljior and proprietor of
the NoCale OXisia, one of the leading
joint s'stchood papers of Arizona, and
Col. I"liworth Is former attorney gen
eral of Arizona, holding lhat office
dunti'" t!.e regime of Governor Mur
!'' WRESTLING MATCH AT
.Calumet, M:i h . Dec. IS The catch-as-catcti-can
wriatllng match be
tween Lewis Kruger of Mocreville,
Ind., and Joe Collins, champion of
Canada, for $500 a side will come off
here this evening.
FOR SOUTH POLE
Antartic Explorer Will Seek
Pole by Auto Instead
PLAN SAID TO BE FEASIBLE
(Experts Are Now Designing the
Car That He Expects
Brussels, Dec. 18. M. Heuryck
Arcowskl, the Antarctic explorer, pro
poses to reach the hitherto unexplor
ed regions of the South Pole by motor
car. According toAbe reports of ex
plorers, who hae-returned from the
unhoHpitablofiores of the South
Polar Sea, vast fields of smooth ice
extends from the natural landing
places of the South Polar Sea, which
is supposed to extend from the pole
and cover the entire polar region. It
is said to be like a vast frozen pond.
Other explorers have been on that
field, but they could not travel fast
enough to complete their explorations.
Captain Scott traveled over the ice
for five months, but his dogs could
ouly make ten miles a day, aud in the
end he was driven back by the foar
Mr. Arcowskl has an apparently
simple plan to overcome these diffi
culties. He has calculated that if he
traveled ten times as fast as Captain
Scott did, he would be able to reach
the pole long before there was any
danger of starvation. He proposes to
do this by using motor cars, and the
idea is approved by Captain Scott.
Mr. Shackleton and other explor
ers, also consideer the plan as feas
ible. The motor car designed for
polar exploration, will, of course, be a
very-difterent affair from ordinary ma
cblne. The wheels, for Instance, will
be a root wide, tired with leatner, ana
studded with long, protruding nails,
to give them a hold in the frozen
T . .. 1 .1. ...It r. n 1 U.Ia
uu. i nurr on win inn a ui.mj
tshaped like the runner of a Canadian
sledge, and tho weight of the car will
rest on that blade, and not on the
wheels. The Idea is approved by the
Belgian Motor Club, and experts are
now designing the build of the car
and deliberating on the character and
arrangement of the fuel. Mr. Arcow
skl Is confident that the project will
result in a notable success. Whether
AT LAS VEGAS
rmre mmii i im wnricicn tu at 1
CHIEF McMILLIN NOTIFIED THAT
TWO VAGRANTS ARRESTED t
HERE ARE AGAIN IN TROUBLE. I
The marshal at Las Vegas ha no- a neanrrm park Just foutn oi
titie.i fhlef ,f p.iiir... M,.iilMn th:.i;"ie city, which has been named for
two young men. William Gilkn aim
Fred 1 . Stevens, have been arrested
thei on me charge of larceny. The
I . ii s Vitas officer stated that he un
dt.rst , ,, tnat the . w(,re also
wanted here and had served terms in
Jail here recently.
Chief McMillin has notified Vie Las ,
Ve-'as ofti' isl that William Gillen anil j
Frt d L. Morris, (not Stevens), were j
arrested Here lor vagrancy, tint no
other charge was preferred again-t
DOGS AND CATS IN
ADDITION TO POULTRY.
Watertown. S. I)., Dec. lx. The
Trl-Stare Fanciers' A-soclation open
ed IU fiist annual exhibition here to
day. The number of entries Is very
large and more than 200 special prizes
are to be competed for. The exhibi
tion includes all kinds of poultry,
dogs, cats aud pet stock.
SANTA CLAUS WHO
IS WORTH HAVING
Illinois Editor Spends Large
Sums Yearly on the
HAS GOOD ANNUAL INCOME
But All Above Necessary
- ptnses Devoted to Christ'
mus Charities, ,--
Jacksonville. 111., Iec. 18. When
Santa Claus makes his annual visit
to Jacksonville, he doesn't leave until
he Is sure every body has had a square
deal, and even then he Isn't satisfied,
for he works wonderful surprises upon
the deserving poor of the city all the
year rouud. This is all because Santa
Claus in this case is Samuel W. Nich
ols, editor of the Jacksonville Dally
For 'a number of years Nichols has
been the self appointed impersonator
of the good old "Saint Nick," and he
likes the role. His business nets him
a good Income and ha has been In ?iio
habit of spending the surplus above
his necessary expenses for the benefit
of his friends, among whom is includ
ed anyone In the city who needs as
sistance. Many young men and women too
poor to obtain an education otherwise
have been helped through college by
this practical philanthropist and are
now making names for themselves In
i the business and professional life of
! the community.
Besides good work of this nature
Nichols has taken an especial Interest
in children. Last year 400 of them
accompanied him to the exposition at
St. IxiuIh. This year 431 of them went
with him to the same city. Ilesidcs
this he has often piloted parties of
from five to twenty all over the Unit
fed States and Mexico. In selecting
the ltttlo travelers for these annual
excursions he has co-operution of th
teachers iu the public schools.
It iu ul PhriKlmnH -Htiwt hnu-nver
lhat Nicho,B does perhaps his best
Bn,i rn,9tMi Ur,ru v. ...... Lnou.u
i how ll(3 ())1.8 mt he HOtms to know
wnere a)1 tlle rhildren who are needy
, ,ivt. vVeks before the holidays he
u-nnn m i, hi. hmmini. All 'nf his
presents he stores somewhere about
the Journal building. I!y the time
Christmas ee arrives lie has usurped
the building from the cellar to the
composing room and the p.ace looks i
like u Surge lov establishment. He'
personally Ktipcrintemls the sending
out of he presents, hut keeps care
fully out of sinht.
Nil hols graduated from Illinois col
lege, working bis wav through bv the
hardest kind or labor, ai a lime ft In li i
luxuries wen- few. I' una by b'-ing i
denied these tilings t . at g.i 10 make'
Joy fl"' 1 hp '"Mli ' ' ''' L" caused bim
,,, t:iK(, u ,ho ot rtui ,.,,,
for ot hers. j
Some time ago Nichols donated j
$10,(iiMt with which has been (slab-
him and which will stand as a monu
ment tu bis memory.
NEW APPOINTMENTS ON
MOUNTED POLICE FORCE!
E. R. STEWART AND RAFAEL
GOMEZ SUCCEED H. G. McGRATH
AND DICK HUBER, RESIGNED.
Special to The Kvening Citizen.
Socorro. N. M., 1. is. Captain
.loiiM V. Kullertou. of the territorial.
Pc.cnt, d police, ha appointed K. It.
Stewart, of Atee, San Juan count .
and Kafael Com. z, ot Santa Fe, to
lcc.-ed II. (1. MHlra'h and Dick II i
i r. who itct Ht'.y lesigneil from ttu-i
force. The new appointees are ne iii
of nerve and experience in frontier
police duty, and doubtless they will'
be of valuable assistance to the!
' mounted police force. '
SIX MILLION DEFICIT
TWENTY ON DEPOSIT
Astounding News From Three Chicago Institutions
Which Comptroller Orders Into Liquidation and
Which Was Begun This Morning.
OTHER BANKS TO RESCUE
Ha J Loaned Walsh More Than Comptroller Would Stand
For Produced Flurry in Thi New
York Stock Market.
Chicago, Dec. 18. Action has been
taken bv the comptroller of the cur
rency, Wm. B. Ridgley, which will
compel three large institutions, the
Chicago National bank, the Home
Savings bank and the Equitable I rust
company, domlnnted by John H.
Walsh, of this city, to wind up their
Clearing House to Rescue.
Other nationnl banks of. the city
have come to the rescue, and it is
declared on the authority of the
Clearing House association, the comp
troller and also the offlcurs of the
Chlcngo National bank, that not a
single depositor will lose a cent.
The difficulties of the three Insti
tutions the last two of which are
practically branches of the other in
stitution, are attributed by the comp
troller of the currency to large loans
made by the Chicago National to rail
road, coal mining and other private
enterprises controlled by Walsh.
Walsh Borrowed too Much.
Some time ago the comptroller call
ed attention of the ofllcers of the bank
to the fact that they were making
loans to thoso enterprises of Walsh's
which In his opinion woia too large
for the safety of the institution. Re-
peated promises were made that Cue
situation should be rectified, but no
action satisfactory to the comptroller
Three days ago the comptroller
came to Chicago for the purpose of
making an Investigation luto the af
fairs of tho three banks and found
them in such condition that he Judged
immediate action necessary. Oillcers
of different Chicago banks were told
of the situation and a hurried call was
sent out for a meeting of represen
tatives of the Chicago Clearing Houso
association, as well as of the officers
of the city banks. The meeting was
called to order in the office of Presi
dent Forgan or the First National
bank at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
and was continued until 3 o'clock this
Deficit Six Millions.
A carerul canvass of the situation
revealed that the Chicago National
had deposits amounting to i6,tiuo,omi,
the Home Savings bank of 14,000,000,
while the liabilities of the two banks
with those of the Equitable Trust
company, were roughly estimated at
$26,000,000, and the assets at 20,000,
000. This deficit will be taken care
of, one half by the officers of the Chi
cago National, and one half by the
banks reperesented at the meeting.
What Caused the Trouble.
The enterprises which are generally
credited with being the indirect cause
of the financial troubles of Mr. Walsh,
are the Bedford Quarries company, of
Indiana, and the Southern Indiana
rlalroad. which was constructed by
Walsh for the purpose of getting to
market stone from his quarries. Ho
was unable to get a Chicago entrance
for his rfalroad and was unsuccess
ful in his efforts to sell to the Penn
In addition to these two enterprises
which he practically owns, Walsh Is
a heavy stockholder in the Akron,
Ohio, gas company, tho lilllnols
Southern railroad company, Rand,
McNally & Co., the Southern Indiana
Kxpress. and half a score of gas, elec
tric lighting and coul mining com
panies. Met the Run Promptly.
To the public at Urge, which was
out acquainted with the magnitude of
Walsh's enterprise, the news of any
difficulties surrounding his banks
came as a tremendous surprise. Two
h urs before tho time for opening the
b:'tik, a large crowd gathered in
Iron-t of the Chicago National and the
Home Savings bank. Inside the banks
ample provision hid been made for
the impending run, the money hav-
Iceii laid out In large piles and
Ovir CEnpiistaiL&s Week
Vuleiiile ait ill photographs wll l.f
The Kvening Citizen, during this wi :!
mas Iuy. S 1 1 1 n 1 1 i 1 1 1 pot-cd ph itographs
SPIRIT OF THE DAY
will be printed by this newspaper.
The Kvening Citizen ha. seemed h:erics written by some of the
iiiu-t prominent men In the country, on thiir
BEST REMEMBERED CHRISTMAS.
"Chrlstnias in the Homespun Days" of long a-i is a ! digbtlully
reminiscent article written esp dally for thi-. newrpaper by
SPEAKER JOS. C. CANNON.
Other writers In this t-(in -i u m are C1IIKF WII.KIK, ef the fe
rn I set vice; l'dSTMASTKlt IIKM-lIiAI. ('OilTKI .Vol', SKN At I U
.1 H FOR A Is KU. SKN'ATOK 1! "VKKIIXiK i lid If Kl'KKSKNTATl V L3
II ITT and TAWNKY.
Thi n Cottdo's humorous i;i":o m. A ( lit i-tma.. Surprise," will
run',, everybody laugh. S;: rMei.i lin ul o cartooned I'm le Sain s
i'linjimm in holly good t I . .
ll.dman Day, the fumo'i-. p''. has ttii'ten expressly for The
llieiilni; t'ituen, a dainty
"CHRISTMAS POEM." 'V! '
There will be other good things inspired by the ytilrt id- seasen
rCittered through The KveniiK Citizen oiirliu this entire week, and
n Monday next CurU'ttias 1 iy and. incidentally, a first page
make up which wi!) be fetchingly auracthe on next Monday,
AND DEPOSITORS SAFE
additional clerks being stationed at
the paying windows, while arrange
ments had been made In other parts
of the bank to pay money as fast as
called for. The savings bank will not
demand Its right of sixty days' notice,
but will pay all deposits on demand.
Excitement over the reported fail
ure had largely subsided by 11 o'clock.
tne payment or depositors was madoj
with rapidity and the crowd around'
the Chicago National was no larger!
man on an average ousiness nay.
PRODUCED SHOCK IN WALL
STREET SlOCK MAfiKET.
New York, Dec. 18. News of the
Insolvency of Imimrtant Chicago
trading institutions came as a great
shock to Wall street this morning,
and convulsive liquidation of stocks
made wild work with the early quo
tations. The aeuteneas of the effect
produced was due to the very large
extension of credits known to exist
In every direction, and the compara
tively low state of the bank's reserve
a condition looked upon with seren
Ity so long as the soundness of cred
its had ifo shadow on them. The po-j
; sit-in being a delicate ono, theshock
I to the stock market was severe. But
liquidation spent Its force during the
first hour and there were some violent
ANOTHER BANK IN WHICH
WALSH S INTERESTED.
Bedford, Ind., Dec. 18. The offi
cials of the Bedford National bank,
or which John R. Walsh, or Chicago,
Is president, Received notification at
11 o'clock today of tho Chicago finan
cial troubles. A meeting of the sttock-
1 holders and directors or the bank was
at once called. The bank's business
Is being conducted as usual. ' The de
posits, according to the officials of the
bank, are 1300,000.
WALSH GIVES UP ALL
HIS AND WIFE'S PROPERTY.
Chicago, Dec. 18. At noon today It
was announced that all the officers
and directors of the Chicago National
bank had resigned and their places
were taken by men selected by the
clearing Tiouse association. In order
to make as secure as possible all
claims against the bank, Walsh today
turned over to the officials of the
clearing house, who are operating the
two banks, all his property. Mrs.
Walsh also made over all property
standing in her name. It Is expected
that there will be enough of this to
make the amount to be paid out by
the other banks of the city compara
tively small, when the accounts shall
be fully balanced.
MATTERS REMAIN QUITE
BAD IN RUSSIA
Berlin, Dec. 18. A dispatch troui
Koenlgsburg, Prussia, today, timed at
12:15, says that during the street
fighting at Mltau, the capital of Court
land, 300 persons were killed. At
Innewarden, in southern Livonia,
the revolutionists liberated all pris
oners and shot Assistant District (Gov
ernor Petersen and his secretary, and
threw their lsidles into tne river.
Washington. D. C. Dec. 18. Senate
committees were announced today.
Among the chairmanships are the fol
lowing: Appropriations Allison.
Foreign Relations Culloiu.
Judiciary Clark, of Wyoming.
Military Affairs Warren.
Naval Affairs Hale.
! i. I-
Messrs. Luna and Bur
sum Not Visile J Cap
ital in Vain.
GET SEVERAL CONCESSIONS
Large Shipments of Silver
Bullion to the
BMCR TRUST IS FINED ?i8,000
i YlllDill) VI
Special to The Citizen. V
Washington, D. C, Dec. 18.
Assurance has been received by '
Delegate Andrews that all the V
New Mexico appointments will '
The Roswell-Tonance automo-
bile mail route will commence
January 1, J. W. Stoddard, con-
National Committeeman Solo-
mon Luna and Territorial Chair-
man UufBuni leave for New Mex-
v Ico tonight. They 'nave express-
ed much gratification at the cour- V
ti teous treatment they have re- r
ceived at the hands of the prcsl-
dent, and at the. recognition
given the republican organiza- V
v Hons. They were honored by in-
i vltation to lunch with the prest-
' These gentlemen transacted V
i mntters of great Importance to eV
'7 New Mexico, In the different do- t
partments. Among other things, tY
they secured valuable conces- t
alous from the bureau of fores- f
try for cattle and sheep grazing
a on t,he Gila Jorest reserve. IS
. ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft
SILVER WILL CERTAINLY
GO EVEN HIGHER YET.
San Francisco, Dec. 18. The con
tinued high price of silver, betweek
CS and ti'i cents per ounce, Is causing
heavy shipments through this port,
via Seattle and Vancouver, to the
Orient, ot Mexican dollars melted
Into bullion. Shipments are being
sent by Wells-Fargo ' express from
Mexican points under heavy guard in
the express company cars. It Is said
that during the past sixteen days,
$13,000,000 In silver bullion have been
brought out of Mexico for ship
ment to the far east from this
coast. , In financial circles . the pre- ,
diction is being made that silver
is going to seventy cents, because the .
surplus production is limited, whila
the demand la constantly growing.
TWO LABOR LEADERS
INVOLVED WITH TRUST.
Chicago, Dec. 18. The go-called
brick trust of Chicago made a com
plete surrender to State's Attorney
Healy, In court today, and were fined
$18,000. The company, with officials,
and two labor leaders, were indicted
for conspiracy to do an illegal act tn
preventing competition and restrict
ing the production and sale of brick
LOOKS AS THOUGH HE
WAS AN 1MP0STER
AT LEAST RELATIVES OF T. M.
THOMPSON IN MICHIGAN DO
NOT REPLY TO TELEGRAM.
Saturday evening Undertaker Strong
was Instructed by telegraph by rela
tives of Thomas M. Thompson, to wire
a complete description of the aged
man In the Strong morgue who died
from exposure while on the way to
The desired information was tele
graphed Immediately to Ypsllantl,
Mich., but up until 2 o'clock this af
ternoon no word had been received
from the Michigan people, which baa
given rise to the belief that perbapa
the description sent by Mr. Strong
does not tally with T. M. Thompson.
If the man at preseut iu a casket In
the morgue is not Thompson, who la
he? One supposition Is that he may
be a common tramp who in some
manner secured possession of the
Thompson effects and was masquer
ading as that individual. Again it
may be that the man's relatives in
Michigan are enquiring at Long
Heach," Cal., where Thompson Is re
ported to have failed in business, with
a View of ascertaining whether he la
not yet there or that he has changed
so materially since leaving homo that
portions of the description sent by Mr.
Strong do not lit Hie Mr. Thompson
that left Vpsilanii sotno time ago. A
message from Michigan, if it comes,
will clear up the mystery entirely.
GRAND ARMY LADIES
I. list Saturday night the Ladies of
the (irand Army of the Itepubllc held
a regular meeting and elected the fol
lowing ollieers to serve during the en
I're blent Caroline Coleman.
Senior Vice President Anna My
ers. Junior Vice President Rachel J.
Treasurer Mary A. Caldwell.
Chaplain Harriet. Winston.
Conductor .les.-le Ttoyd.
Oiurd - Nellie Itirhtc-r. v
PiHtiisi - Cora ,laclM,n.
Debvi,, (,, Convent ion Harriet
Alti niaie - .Mr.-. Hutchinson.
GENERAL STRIKE WILL
BF. ORDERED DEC. 20.
St I'eti rsi uia. Dec. is The work
in, ns' council held a jneo'ing last
night in the outskir'-i of the city
and decided in favor of a general
strike, U ulnLing December L'n. 'tua
decision has been communicated toj
the labor bailers at Moscow. If the
latter approve, the strike will be de-