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NAVY SECRETARY
CRITICISES YARD
AT MARE ISLAND
Station Scored Because of Dis
tance from San Francisco
and Channel Depth
BREMERTON IS DISAPPROVED
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Official Requests Appropriation
of $25,000 to Continue "
Aeroplane Tests _
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(Associated Press]
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.— The results:
of a careful, personal Investigation by
Secretary George yon L. Meyer of
many of the navy yards and naval
stations are apparent in certain sweep
ing recommendations for the abolition
of some of these and the development
of others, as set out In the secretary's
annual report Just made public. -
Secretary Meyer recommends giving
up and disposing of the naval stations
at New Orleans, Pensacbla, San Juan,
Port Royal, New London, Sackett's
Harbor, Culebra and Cavlte. He finds
that the average yearly cost of main
taining these stations for the past five
years has been J1.672,675, while very
little useful work has been performed
therein. „ , - . ..
• Touching the New Orleans yard, It
Is said that its position 100 miles up
the Mississippi river ..is such that In
time of war no large vessels should be
sent there on account of the danger of
the passes being blocked. The Pen
sacola navy yard is condemned as im
possible of fortification and as strate
gically unnecessary. The secretary
thinks that the gulf and south Atlantic
coasts can best be defended by an ef
fective naval station at Guantanamo,
Cuba, where the emergency docking
and repair facilities should be pro
vided at an expense of about $300,000
or $400,000.
TOO FEW DRY DOCKS
Because the Boston,
New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk
yards have accessible dry docks, of
which we have too few, it is found
impossible to give up any of them.
Port Royal has a dry dock unap
proachable for battleships or even
cruisers, and the Charleston dock is
useless lor battleships or cruisers, as
the channel fills In opposite the docks
at the rate of from three to toft feet
a. year. _,'
a on the Pacific coast Secretary Meyer
finds the Bremerton yard at a disad
vantage through Its lack of railroad
communication and Its distance from
any large supply of labor. But its
further development Is regarded as a
necessity, In view of the fact that the
fleet at some time after the opening
of the Panama .anal may be based, in
the Pacini-ocean! „..„„„
The Mare island navy yard is very
severely criticise^ for its.inaccessibil
ity, both on account of its great dis
tance from San Francisco and the shal
lowness of the channel. The muddy
water of the San Pablo bay is also said
to work havoc with the condensers of
the warships. No battleship injured in
action could be taken to Mare island
even for temporary repairs, nor could
the yard be reached by a number of
the heavy battleships or heavy cruis
ers even when uninjured. But as »14,
--000,000 already has been spent on this
yard the secretary thinks that In order
to avoid a total loss It would be wise
to utilize it for such vessels as can
reach it and also for such manufactur
ing and repair work for the larger ves
sels as can readily be sent to the navy
yard and returned to the vessels lying
in San Francisco bay.
NEW REPAIR YARD NEEDED
Looking to the future he says that it
will be necessary to establish a dock
ing and repair station for. battleships
on San Francisco bay in some locality
yet to* be selected, and meanwhile the
fleet must depend upon Puget sound,
although there should be more than
one yard available. -
Following the established policy in
the matter of annual naval construc
tion the secretary recommends the au
thorization of two battleships, two col
liers, one gunboat, one river gunboat,
two j seagoing tugs, four submarines
and one 'submarine tender.
The secretary, urges strongly the
passage of the personnel bill now pend
ing before congress, which will insure
rapidity of promotion and the acces
sion to the higher grades of the service
of a limited number of officers, espe
cially qualified. He also requests the
creation of grades above the present
rear admirals so as to conform to for
eign naval practice and sound, admin
istration. . . -
Referring to the success of Aviator
Eugene ,'Ely in his flight from the
cruiser i Birmingham, the secretary
says that It appears to be practicable
also for an aeroplane to board a ship.
He requests an appropriation of $25,000
to continue the aeroplane experiments.
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CHINA COAST LINERS .
NOW FLOAT OLD GLORY
Shipping in Far East Reaches
* Critical State
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.—The unusu
ally critical, state of 'shipping business
in; the "far east has been brought ito
the attention of commercial interests,
as a result of a transfer from the Brit
ish to the American flag of certain ves
sels of the China & Manila steamship
company, which has been operating a
line of stSamers between Manila and
the South China coast for twenty-five
years. /'.'.- -
According to a-• report v from Consul
General George E. Anderson at Hong
kong, shipping returns in the Chinese
trade for the last five years indicate a
permanent change In eastern shipping,
chiefly in the rise of Japanese shipping,
which * has been particularly noticed
since the Russo-Japanese war."".
The recent transfer was due not only
to the general conditions, but to spe
cial inducements offered,ln the Philip
pine trade. . At. the lpst general meet
ing Of the company a report was read
showing that. after allowance for re
pars - and expenses of ' management
and' operation the company lost about
J6300 gold on the year's business
LOS ANGELES HERALD
BOY AVIATOR FALLS 700
FEET IN HOME-MADE SHIP
Captive Aeroplane Snaps Power
Wire; Death Is Instant
DENVER, Dec. Walter Archer,
an 18-year-old aviator, fell 700 feet In
an aeroplane of his own inventloln
yesterday at Salida, Colo., according
to a report received here to day, and
was killed. Nearly every bone in his
body was broken. '. / **""
Archer's machine « was driven by
electricity secured from the Salida
Power company's plant. A coll of wire
700 feet long connected ' the • power
plant with the aeroplane, and Archer
when he made his ascension intended
to maneuver within the radius of the
wire. He ventured" a trifle too high
and the wire snapped, leaving him
.without power to operate his propel
l«tm,
Archer had constructed his machine
on original lines and had built it of
odds and ends of material secured
from the mine in which his father
worked as a miner.
FLAGSHIP COMES INTO SAN
DIEGO BAY TO SIGHT GUNS
Armored Cruiser California Seeks
Still Water
SAN DIEGO, Dee. The armored
cruiser California, flagship of Rear
Admiral Chauncey Thomas, steamed
Into the harbor this morning and an
chored off the Spreckels wharf.
The cruiser is the first ship of her
class that has ever entered San Diego
harbor. She came in- for the purpose
of "bore sighting" her guns, an oper
ation that can be performed to better
advantage on the still water of the bay
than on the ocean off Coronado.
INDEX OF
HERALD'S NEWS
TODAY
LOS ANGELES / •
Reynold E. Blight ridicules fortification of
Southern California. ' - PAGE 6
Santa fa Railway puts ban on cigarette
smokers. / RAGE 12
Famous Italian painter crosses continent to
. see Countess .1, Kwlrsky. PAGE 12
Elks lodge 99 holds annual memorial serv
ice. - ■■■ . - PAGE 12
Women Issue 2000, invitations to garden
party. ..' PAGE 8
Local -lapaneso banquet Admiral Yashlro
In native fashion. PAGE 12
Oakland aviator says Los Angeles meet
' will be greatest ever held. PAGE 8
John Hochschulz arrested on blind son's
complaint that he treated him cruelly,
. -; . . PAGE 12
D. E. Illndman arrested on suspicion of
having tried to swindle buyers of gov
ernment land. , PAGE 13
Prominent citizens discuss advantages lof
contemplated changes In charter. PAGE 12
News of Mrs. Eddy's death is read to con
gregations at evening service. PAGE 3
Chiropodist commits suicide In. lit of de
spondency. V PAGE 12
Watchman bound and gagged by robbers
In Broadway department store who seek
to blow safe. PAGE 1
Editorial and letter box. PAGE 4
Clubs. ..""•" w- ---• : PAGE'S
Society.. - ... . . PAGE 6
Mining and oil fields. . PAGE 9
Weather report. PAGE 10
Classified advertising. t PAGES 10-11
Sports. v PAGES 6-7
SOUTH CALIFORNIA
Husband braves box car trip from Chicago
to Join wife In San Bernardino. PAGE 2
Woman who caused furore In San Ber
nardino Woman's club reveals Identity.
» • ; PAGE 10
Funny club -of Pasadena will vote to select -.
Its title. : - PAGE 10
Executive committee Is named to secure
. terminal rates for Colton. PAGE 10
'Spanish gypsy queen is burled by Women's
Auxiliary of Veterans. PAGE 10
Long Beach lodge of Elks holds memorial .
exercises. . PAGBI2
COAST ;'. 7
Philippine officials arrive to testify In friar
lands hearing. PAGE! 1
EASTERN
Mrs. Mary Baker Glover Eddy, discoverer ■
and founder of Christian Science, dies of
pneumonia in Boston, aged 90 years. PAGE 1
Secretary of navy severely criticises Mare
. • Island yard. c PAGE 1
Cardinal Gibbons expresses hope that all
churches will, be unitedjn cause of Chris
tianity. , „ ' PAOE 2
Secretary of navy's estimates : show de
crease aver present year's appropriation.
;, ' PAGE - 2
FOREIGN
Insurrectionists capture Guerrero, Mexico,
and peace commission Is hampered by
soldiers. ' PAGE 1
China takes Important step to expand and
Increase efficiency of army and navy.
'.'••■ PAGE 2
WHAT'S GOING ON TODAY IN
LOS ANGELES
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AMUSEMENTS
Belasco—Blaekwood-Belasco players In "Sher
lock Holmes," 8:15 p. m. ,' v <
Burbank— players In "An American
Widow," 8:15 p. m. ••""•/ \ .».')■ >.- •
Grand Opera House—Ferris Hartman and
company In "Nearly a Hero," 8:15 p. m. ,
Levy's Cafe Chantant—Continuous vaudeville,
2:30 p. m.'to 12:30 a.m. i -'v, ■■ - ; . • i
■ Los Angeles—Vaudeville, 2:JO p. m., 7:45
p. m. and 9:15 p. m. '
Luna Park—Outdoor . amusements, band con
certs, moving pictures and vaudeville, 10 a. m.
to midnight. . -V--'-
Majestic—"Mrs. Wlggs .of the Cabbage
Patch," 8:15 p. m. ."■" • '-.-■■ _'
Olympic— < farce, "The -Evening
S-t-a-r," 3 p. m., 7:30 p. ,m. and 9:15 p. m.'
Orpheum—Vaudeville, 2:15 p. m. and 8:15
p. m. ■•''*■ , ' x
Vaudeville, 2:80 p. m., 7:45 p. m.
and 9:15 p. m. . ■ j*- ■'
Princess—Musical farce, "Cohen the French
man," 8 p. m., 7:45 p. m. and 9:15 p. m.
:?Yj';. OF INTEREST TO WOMEN (
Ebell club will meet this afternoon at 2:30
o'clock at the Ebell clubhouse. N ■ .
Victoria chapter?' Daughters of Empire, will
meet at 2:30 o'clock at the Women's clubhouse.
,' MISCELLANEOUS ,
Stereoptlcon" lecture on "The Owens River
Aqueduct" will jbe given this • evening I under
auspices of Jewish Endeavor society at Temple
B'nal B'rlth, corner Ninth and .Hope streets.
The public is invited. . .
Rear Admiral R. Yashlro and captains and
officers Of Japanese training squadron will be
hosts at reception aboard cruiser Asamla from
2to 5 o'clock. _______$g__WiWE_M.
MONDAY MORNING.' DECEMBER 5, 1910.
GUERRERO TAKEN
BY INSURRECTOS;
CASUALTIES FEW
Efforts of Peace Commission Em
barrassed by Soldiers. Who
Break Up Conference
PEOPLE DISLIKE GOVERNMENT
Apprehension Prevails at Presidio
and Candelaira—Gen. Plata
to Be Removed
(Associated Press)
CHIHUAHUA, Mex., Dec. Mem
bers of the peace commission returned
to this city- today and reported their
work was greatly embarrassed by the
fact that soldiers followed at their
heels. At Guerrero, Just as they were
beginning to talk with the lnsurrectos,
a peon arrived with word that soldiers
were on the way, whereupon the meet*
ing promptly came to an end.
At Guerrero and also at San Antonio
the commissioners were told the main
grievance is against the state govern
ment, rather than against Diaz.
Today telegrams were exchanged
with the capital with reference to the
proposal that the government forces be
halted pending another conference be
tween the commission and lnsurrectos.
Seemingly authentic reports tonight
state that Guerrero has been taken by
the revolutionists with a small loss,of
life. It is reported Gen. Plata, com
manding this military zone, Is to be
succeeded by Gen. Juan Hernandez im
; mediately.
A telegram " from Marfa, Tex., to
night states that apprehension, prevails
at both Presidio and Candelaira, ninety
miles south on the Texas side of the
river, owing to the revolutionary dis
orders reported from the Mexican side.
Nothing definite has yet been learned
of the reported lighting at Ojinaga
Saturday night. Firing has been heard
at Intervals, but so far as' can be
learned there has been no loss of Hie.
The few Americans living along the
river at Presidio and Candelaira have
been standing guard to prevent an In
vasion, and there is a strong demand
that the government send troops to
their relief.
PEACE* COMMISSION ACTING
UNDER GOVERNOR SANCHEZ
Citizen of Chihuahua Responsible
for Urging Executive to Act
EL. PASO,, Tex., Dec. Luis Ter
razas .Creel, son of Enrique Creel,'
Mexican minister of foreign affairs,
visited El Itaso today en route*from
Sonora to The capital. Mr. I Creel
stated that the insurrectionary dis
turbances had not penetrated Sonora
and that the entire west coast was
tranquil. ■■■■■...- •'
It was learned here today that the
peace commission which left Chihua
hua Friday to treat with the lnsurrec
tos was acting - under ; the authority
of Governor Sanchez and not Presi
dent Diaz. The plan originated with
Jose M. Gandera, a prominent citizen
of Chihuahua, who urged 'its adoption
by t\he chief executive in the interest
of peace and ' to prevent bloodshed.
The" following men compose the
commission: Jose M. Gandera, Ama
dor Gonzales,- Dr. Luis de* la Garza of
Chihuahua, aryj_ Eduardo and Fer
nando Gonzales of Guerrero.
I It Is stated that the autthority of
the commission Is limited to impress
ing, the futility of an uprising on the
insurrectos. ' , . -
FORMER MEMBER FAMOUS
WALL STREET FIRM DIES
Edward F. Buchanan Passes
/ Away in Atlanta
ATLANTA, .Ga.,* Dec. 4.—Edward F.
Buchanan, former member of the firm
of: A. -C. Brown & Co. of New York,
died at Grady hospital early today from
(complications following a second stroke
of paralysis, with which he was strick
en Friday. . „ •
i After the failure of the Brown firm in
New York Mr. Buchanan went to San
Francisco,' Where he suffered a para
lytic stroke about a year ago. He was
taken '. to Chicago for treatment and
a iter ward removed to his home in Nor
tioss, Ga. For some time he had been
employed • here as commercial agent
for the Western Union Telegraph com
pany. -.v. ' - •
LIBERALS ARE SATISFIED
OVER BRITISH ELECTIONS
Next Parliament Will Be Similar
.- to Dissolved House
: LONDON, Dec. Although the re
turns from the general election Satur
day indicate the next parliament will
be similar in complexion to that of the
dissolved house, and both -sides late to
night profess to be pleased with the
result of the first day's contest, analysis
of figures appear to give greatest satis
faction to the Liberals.
I They point out that every Unionist
majority -in \ Birmingham was reduced
and that the Liberals improved their
position in. Wolverhampton and other
manufacturing districts under Cham
berlain influence. - r ' '* 1 '
Voting tomorrow will take place in
sixty-seven constituencies, returning
seventy-five members.
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RETURNS WORRY UNIONISTS
' LONDON, Dec.; s.—As might be ex
pected, the editorials in organs of both
sides claim victory, but the Unionist
newspapers betray disappointment over
the results In London and Manchester,
and ' virtually admit they only hope
now that the Liberal government will
come back with a greatly reduced ma
jority
Mrs. Eddy, Founder of Christian Science,
Dies of Pneumonia at Home in Boston
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FRIAR LAND MEN
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' SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4.—Six offi
cials of. the Philippines, who are on
their way to Washington to testify
before the "congressional ~committee*
regarding•'• charges made by- Represen
tative John A. Martin of Colorado in
connection- with the administration of
friar lands in the islands, arrived here
today on the liner Manchuria.
• Dean'C. Worcester, secretary. of the
Philippine commission, •is at the head
of .the party. , Other members are
Frank W. . Carpenter, c executive secre
tary;' Charles H. 'Sleeper, director: of
lands; Ignaclo Villamor, attorney gen
eral; Rafael del Pan, member of the
code commission,.and- Carl W. Rhe
berg, director of friar . lands. Benito
Legardo and Manuel Quezon, resident
commissioners of the Philippines In
Washington, and four clerks in the
land office accompany the officials.
Supplementing an exhaustive state
ment of the.cases of the accused offi
cials in -which .reports of those con
nected with ; the*matter are set forth
and which has been published by the
Manila bureau of printing. Secretary
Worcester, makes the following state
ment:
"Mr. -Martin", by the misinterpreta
tion of passages in ■■ official reports
which suited his purposes and by the
suppression of passages which if quot
ed would have made his contentions
ridiculous, has succeeded' in presenting
an utterly misleading picture.
"His charge that any relative of mine
has bought, or leased' friar lands is
false. . • "*" ', ':!';
■ *' ' ■ ' STANDS BY RECORD „ ,1 .
"With the exception of short periods
passed in the United States on leave I
have been in the government service in
the Philippines continuously, since
March 5, 1899. , The chief. resulting
asset which I possess Is such .'reputa
tion as'my official acts have earned
for me. It is axiomatic that the harm
accomplished by such an attack as that
made by Representative Martin .can
never wholly be outdone. •■ His speech
was delivered upon the floor of -the
house of representatives of - the United
States, a forum which is not open "to
me.. Five weeks elapsed before I saw
a copy of it. Circumstances-conspired
to delay my reply, wnich, .under any
circumstances,' will, attract,less public
notice than did the original charges.
It is unfortunately true that the pub
lic is often more interested in the
charges than In their refutation. Then
the privileged j character Eof Represen
tative Martin's remarks prevents my
seeking in the courts compensation for
the injury done my reputation, by his
false and libelous charges.
."This opportunity to face an inves
tigating committee- is welcomed by
every Philippine . official t concerned." .
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NEW MONROE DOCTRINE TO
RULE OCCIDENT-WHEELER
President of U. of C. Declares
Old World Regulations Barred
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.—President
Benjamin Ide,Wheeler of the Univer
sity of California, and a director of the
Pan-American board, said today the
Pan-American doctrine was "the new
Monroe .doctrine.'* • : > .
The declaration was made at a din
ner to the. delegates of the Pan-Am
lean, congress, at the Bureau of Amer
ican Republics. • . v -. i
; "The new • America,"" he said, "shall
not be regulated by arbitrary power
from without and In accordance with
European policies and quarrels*- , We
are united as one by a common geo
graphical fate. The Old World looked
Inward on the Mediterranean and all
Its policies were dictated by the Medi
terranean.
"The New World looks outward to
ward the open sea. Under rhetold ar
rangement all America stood in the
world's backyard. Today it stands
midway between Europe and the goal
of its desire—the . old Orient: The
opening of the Panama canal means
that the two oceans which' enclose us
shall be one." - : . .
ROOSEVELT WILL EXPLAIN
NEW POLITICAL CONDITIONS
Former President to Speak Be
fore New Haven Chamber
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 4.—ln a
letter to Colonel Isaac M. ,' Ullman,
president of the New Haven chamber
of commerce, before which „ former
President Roosevelt will speak on the
night of • December 13, Colonel .Roose
velt says that at • the/dinner he will
make his first public statement -as to
the causes that ■ led up to the- recent
political upheaval. ■:<, v
Among the other speakers -at the
dinner will be Governor-elect Simeon
E. lialdwin and : President. A. T. -Had
ley of Yale. ■:.:>;■■. *S-\ ■,:..- „
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FATHER IS ACCUSED OF
KIDNAPING HIS CHILD
Former Wife Causes Arrest of
San Diego Man
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 4.—After a chase
lasting nearly a year and extending
over the greater part of the country,
Richard Martin was arrested late last
night at his home near Thirty-second
and Ivy streets, charged with having
kidnaped his 3-year-old daughter from
the home of his former wife at Pryor
Creek, Okla. The arrest was made by
Chief of Police Wilson at the request
of Sheriff L. S. Dallas of Pryor Creek.
Martin was taken to the county jail
and Chief Wilson took the child to his
own home. Martin made no resistance,
readily admitting his identity. His wife
told the chief that she and her husband
had been expecting the arrest for some
time and believed they were being
shadowed by local officers.
Since coming to San. Diego several
months ago Martin has conducted a
small store. .
CHURCH AND STATE TO BE .
SEPARATED IN PORTUGAL
Republic Plans for Complete Re
ligious Liberty
LISBON, Dec. 4.—The Portuguese
government is preparing a decree for
separation of church and state. This
has resulted in a collision,between re
publicans and clericals In several parts
of the country. The clericals say it is
the government's purpose to destroy
the religious institutions in Portugal.
The minister of Justice denies.this,
and. says, the new law is designed. te
afford complete liberty of conscience in
worship and i"i' the removal of the in
hibition of priests from marrying if
they so desire. ,-.-•.
The Dowager Queen Amello has
made formal request for the restitution
of an .'amount equivalent to her dower
of $600,000 which is Invested in land in
•Portugal. ;,: " - :.■•. . . '' MWk
THE HOME PAPER OF
GREATER LOS ANGELES
PHYSICIAN CALLS
AFTER END COMES
TO NOTED LEADER
Announcement to Church Mem
bers Tells of Indisposition
That Continued 9 Days
REMARKABLE CAREER CLOSED
Followers Learn of Loss While
Attending Morning Service
at Mother Church
[Associated Press]
BOSTON, Dec. Mrs. Mary Baker
Glover Eddy, discoverer and founder of
Christian Science, is dead.
Announcement of the passing of the
venerable leader, which occurred late
last night at her home at Chestnut
Hill, -was made at the mornlg service
of the Mother church In this city to
day.
"Natural causes" explained the death,
according to Dr. George L. West, a dis
trict medical examiner, who was sum
moned a few hours after Mrs. Eddy
passed away. Later Dr. West added
that the more Immediate.causo proba
bly was pneumonia.
The Hews of Mrs. Eddy's death was
made known simultaneously by Judge
Clifford P. Smith, first reader of the
Mother church, at the close of the
morning service, and by Alfred Farlow
of the Christian Science publication
committee In a statement to the press.
According to Mr. Farlow, Mrs. Eddy
passed away at a quarter before 11
o'clock last night.
"She had been indisposed for about
nine days," said Mr. Farlow's state
ment, "but had been up and dressed,
and as late as Thursday transacted
some business with one of the officials
of the church. She took her daily af
ternoon drive until two days before
death. Saturday night she fell quietly
asleep and those around her could at
first hardly realize that she had gone.
Her thought was clear until the last,
and she left no final messages.
NO PHYSICIAN IN ATTENDANCE
"No physician was in attendance, but
she,had'the assistance of students who
comprised her household. With her at
the time of her departure were Calvin
A. Frye, Mrs. Laura E. Sargent, Mrs.
Ella S. Rathvon, Rev. Irving C. Tom
linson. her corresponding secretary;
William R. Rathvon and her secretary,
Adam H. Dickey.
"No arrangements regarding ; .th»
time or place of burial have been de
cided. It is well known to her house
hold that she believed in simplicity
on such occasions, and in compliance
with this knowledge it is expected the
service will be private and of a simple
nature, probably consisting of prayer
and "reading from the Bible, with some
brief selections from the Christian
Science text book. Only her relatives,
her household and officials of the
church are expected to be present.
"There having been no physician in
attendance. Dr. George W. L. West
of Newton Center, medical examiner
for the district, was called early Sun
: day morning. Dr. West, after investi
gation, pronounced death due to 'nat
ural causes' and issued the customary
certificate.
"A telegram was sent to her son,,
George W. Glover of Lead, S. D., ap
prising him of his mother's death, and
requesting information as to- his at
tendance and that of his family.
"Mrs. Eddy was born In Bow, N. H.,
July 16, 1821, and was therefore in her
ninetieth year."
MEMBERS LEARN OF DEATH
Few of the congregation at the
morning service of the mother church
today knew of Mrs. Eddy's death. The
service was as usual, and the two
readers. Judge Smith and Mrs. Leland
T. Powers, presented the sermon of
the day.
The routine service, which closes
with a hyrtm, the reading of the "Sci
entific Statement of Being," and the
benediction, was strictly followed, but
just before the benediction Judge
Smith changed the usual form by
saying:
"I shall now read part of a letter,
written by . our revered leader, and
printed on page 135 of 'Miscellaneous
Writings':
" 'My Beloved Students: You may
be looking to see me in my accustomed
place with you, but this you must no
longer expect. When I retired from
the field of labor it was a departure,
socially, publicly and finally, from the
routine and from such material modes
as society and our . societies demand.
Rumors are rumorsnothing more. I
am still with you on the field of bat
tle, taking forward marches, broader
and higher views, and with the hope
that you will follow.
"All our thoughts should be given to
the absolute demonstration of Chris
tian Science. You can well afford to
give me up, since you have in my last
revised edition of Science and Health
your teacher and your guide.' | -
"Although I these lines," said Judge
Smith, "were written years ago, they
are true today and will continue to be
true. But it becomes my duty to an
nounce that Mrs. Eddy passed from
our sight last night a quarter before
11 o'clock at her home on Chestnut
hill." ' - •.'...
Only those who sat through the ser
vice with . the knowledge of the mo
mentous event of a. few • hours before
heard the benediction. Then the great
part of the congregation left their seaH
in silence. There were no words of sor
row, although many a tear was shed.
The strains of the recessional on tho
great organ were its joyous as ever. ■•'•
As the churchgoers scattered after
the services the question of the future
leadership. was referred to with great
reserve. Those who expressed a view
said there would be no change in the
methods of carrying on the work, that
Mrs. Eddy's teachings and instruction
(Ook..:ua«d am Vata Thtaa)

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