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fCan. '.&' fee itf Jjmttttrt 05 cnVHAJME XL. NO. lfYsas- Gity . a THi JIEFCIMR. A PORCH CLIMBER WHO KXOWS BIS CALLING. MISS ASKEW'S EXPERIENCE. LAY IX BCD AXD HEARD HIM RAN SACK A ROOM. Then, III am She Was, She Gare the Alarm nnd the Thief Sped Oat and Down Chief of Police Hayes Issues a Warning1. Miss Pcake Ask'cw, daughter of Wilson lAskew, president and" treasurer of the As kew Saddlery Company, "was lying- on a bed, ill, in her upstairs room of the Askew home, at 1102 Brooklyn avenue, Tuesday evening. A gas lamp was lighted on a stand at the head of the bed and she was reading a newspaper. Her father and mother, one of her brothers and the serv ants were downstairs at dinner. She was alone upstairs. As she lay and read she became conscious of a noise in her father's room, which adjoined hers. "Without stir-, ring she listened for the noise, whatever it was, to bo repeated. She heard it again, the faintest kind of a noise, like some one moving about stealthily. Then there was a dead silence of a few moments and again a noise, this time like the scratching or twist ing of a misfit key in a lock. The young woman knew that the family and servants were downstairs. Then -who could this bo who was moving about in the next room? It must surely bo her mother, she thought, who had come upstairs quietly for something in Mr. Askew's room. Miss Askew called: ' "Ma!" There was no answer, but the muflled noises in the next room ceased. Miss As kew's call was not loud, because she had been sick, and was a little weak and nerv ous. Still lying on the bed, with the news paper held up before her, and her eyes on the door of her room, which was wide open, so that she could see into the hall, she listened for an answer. She was about to call to her mother again, when, from be hind the side of the door, she saw the front brim of a black slouch felt hat move slowly out for a couple of inches and then stop. Tho young woman did not move a muscle. The mystery of that black hat unm, uiLCQ sugniiy uownwara, as 11 tne head behind it was bent forward and lis tening, too, fascinated her. Her gaze, as ehe watched with wide opened eyes, too frightened to stir, took in the whole of the doorway and a second after the hut brim showed Itself she saw the toe of a shoe move out on the hall carpet a distance of about two inches. She observed every de tail of the shoe tip as minutely as she r- 'Hl.lhf-?i-tnT",'sh-''nM',".liat hrltn. .She saw that it was a shoe toe fcharply point ed and polished, or else It was enameled leather- for It xrllstened lnlthe casllirht. I' Thorn the hat brim and the shoe nolnt remained, immovable, for fully a minute, while thoughts of burglars and murderers chased themselves through her mind. She knew that no one of the family or ser vants had such a hat, or would wear It In the house If he had. Then the strain of suspense and fright becamo too strong to be stood longer,) and ..with a scream she threw tho paper from her, sprang from her bed. leaped to the door, slammed it shut and shot the bolt Into place. She heard a tramp of feet through her father's room, a wild scramble through a window and across the tin porch roof, the sound of a body dropping ,on the ground outside and then footsteps running down the sidewalk. She pounded with her clench ' cd tist against tho panels of the bolted door and shouted for help. At the dinner table the family heard the pounding and cries and rushed upstairs. When Miss Askew heard their wondering voices in the hall she opened the door and told what she had heard and seen. The family went into Mr. Askew's room and found an opened window through which the burglar had come in and gone out. The house is a large one, with wide porches across its east front and half way down Its north and south sides. The burglar had climbed a porch post when he thought every member of the family was at dinner and had raised the window and entered. He had taken out all of the drawers of a chif fonier and after ransacking them had piled them on'Mr. Askew's bed. It was his move ments between the chiffonier and the bed, and the opening of the locks with skeleton keys, that Miss Askew had heard. The burglar got nothing. Across the hall from Mr. AEkew"s room was the room of Mrs. Askew. She had been out that afternoon and when she returned had taken oft her -wraps hurriedly. Her rich sealskin sacque lni- on the lied. Her diamond ring was in plain sight on her bureau. In a closet of her room was all of her silverware, very valuable and there was Jewelry in a drawer of tho bureau. .. .... ,. The thief would have got all of this if Miss Askew had not been upstairs. The family believes that the burglar heard Miss Arkew call to her mother, but he was un certain about the noise and thought it best to listen at the door and make sure beforo . entering the room to Investigate. The police were notified yesterday morn ing by Mr. Askew. Chief of Police Hayes had received several complaints in the last few days from people whose houses had liccn entered from porches. He was satis fied that a "porch climber" of unusual cleverness was operating here. The home of Joseph J. Helm, 300 Walrond avenue, was entered bv a porch climber Sunday night and a gold necklace taken. From the home of W. A. Long. Independence and Prospect avenues, a gold watch -was taken by,, a porch climber the same, night Mr. As kew's home was entered. Chief Hayes oe 1 . lleves the same man did all of this work. Yesterday ho Issued a warning to the pub lic to guard their houses against this In dustrious climber, who is almost certain to be heard from again soon. . NO RESTRICTED IMMIGRATION. Germnn-Anierlcans Creed to Renin an Agitation Against a Bill to Come Before Concrcim. A call has been made to all German Americans to begin an agitation against the bill to come before congress for the restriction of Immigration. Joseph Speyer. editor of tho Kansas City Reform, a Ger man paper, received yesterday a letter from Dr. K. Senner. who was commission er of immigration uncier i-rcsiacni Cleve land. The letter stated that a similar one had been sent to the editor of every Ger man paper in America, asking them to start the agitation against the passage of tho bill and extend the movement among the German societies. Editor Speycr will tight the bill. Ho Fays Its passage would be against the spirit of freedom in which this government was founded. He says the German and Irish immigrants are among the most frugal that come here. They make good citizens and all who wish to come to America should be allowed to do so. The iumc In a Great Secret. Members selected from the four literary societies of the Central high school are rehearsing the play which is to be given In the high school auditorium Christmas eve for charity. The name of the play is being kept a secret. The City Decldca Smoke Consumers Not Necessary . Where semi-anthracite smokeless coal is ured. Dolcn Coal Co. has oil grades lump, mine-run, egg and slack cheaper than or dinary bituminous coal In old-fashlonid fireboxes. No changes of apparatus ncces- i s&ry. Best coal; prompt service. ' In Wyandotte St., n. w. cor. 3th it. I Tels. 611 and 27G4. 168. THURSDAY. People "Should' SB IW'ilBliffl In? lift Mm f SlIMBl WKmE& swfU jHfe'li fill 0 Jp . KANSAS FARMERS TO SUE. Will Try to Prevent Colorado Com panies From Diverting Water Front the Arkansax. i Wichita, Kas., Nov. 24. (Special.) Twcn-ty-threo farmers of Sedgwick county who live along the Arkansas river will bring suit against tho Rocky Ford Irrigation Company, of Rocky Ford, Col., asking that an injunction bo granted restraining tho company from diverting the water from the river and thus damaging their farms. Ex Representative Silas Rutledge, of this county, is at the head of the movement. He has, backed up by the other farmers In terested, employed two attorneys from this city and also three from Colorado, one be ing an ex-congressman. By a bpecial act of congress in lEuG. Colorado people were given the privilege of using tho water in the Ar kansas river for irrigating purposes, but that act also required them to pay for any damage that might be occasioned by chang ing tho channel of tho river, or by diverting the flow of water. Several Eastern mort gage companies have signitled their inten tion of giving money liberally for prosecut ing the case. The suit will be Hied in tho United States circuit court of Colorado and if necessary, will be earned to the supreme court. LANGTRY SELLS HER YACHT. Although 300,000, Had Been Expend ed Upon It, It Ilrought bat .(I,0O0. London, Nov. 21. The yacht. White I.a dye, formerly the property of Mrs. Lily Langtry, the actress, has been sold at auc tion for $36,000. The vessel cost to build for Lord Ashburton (Francis Edward Baring), J200.000, and Mrs. Langtry spent $100,000 in decorating tho yacht and her state boudoir suite. 1 A few years ago Mrs. Langtry re fused $100,000 for the White Ladye, ,md the vessel was chartered to the late Ogden Goe let. of New York, who used her until his palatial steam yacht. Mayflower, was about completed. Mr. Goelet, who had possession of the White Ladye. for about four years, is understood to have paid something like $3,000 yearly for hire alone. Mrs. Langtry -nan nnxlnus to sell the yacht, as she had no further use for it, but there were only two bidders and the White Ladye was bought by Lawson Johnston, who some time aco purchased the Prince of Wales' racing cutter Britannia. Mr. Johnston, in an interview -with a rep resentative of tho Associated Press to-day said: "I shall take mv famllv on a voyage to .the Mediterranean In January and after the spring season l snail go to yueoec ana Montreal and shall make a tour of the lakes." MR. AND MRSi mAN IN TOPEKA. Are SpenulnR Thanksgiving- at Their Old Home, the Guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Kluer. Topeka, Kas., Nov. 21. (Special.) First Assistant Secretary of the Interior Ryan ard Mrs., Ryan, arrived from Washington this afternoon, to spend Thanksgiving. They are visiting State Librarian James L. King and wife.' Mrs. Ryan- and Mrs. King are sisters. Mr. Ryan likes his new po-i-tlon very much, and says everything In the department Is running along very smoothly. He ccmpllmcnted Webster Davis very high ly. The assistant secretary and Mrs. Ryan will remain here until Sunday. Botel Victoria First-CIass, But not exorbitant. O. B. Stanton. Prop. KANSAS Use fiaesas City THE BUT BEMSRATB RIOTING AUSTRIAN STATESMEN STILL FUR THER DISGRACE THEMSELVES. PITCHED BATTLE WITH FISTS. SHOWER OF BILLINGSGATE, INSULTS AND CHALLENGES. President Suspends the StttlnaVWhtch Is the Slfcnnl for ail Outbreak of the Wildest Disorder Members May Be Arrested. Vienna, Nov. 24. The members of the lower house of the rcichsrath to-day ex celled themselves In producing the most dis graceful scene yet witnessed In that branch of parliament. The turbulence resulted from a motion that only one of a number of similar petitions against tho ordinance making the Czech language co-ordinate with the German in Bohemia should be read and printed. This order of the govern ment has been the basis of m?ny uproarious scenes, which have been described in these dispatches for a number of weeks past, al though tho question of renewing the com pact between Austria and Hungary, provis ionally at least, 'has been mixed up In all the bitter feeling manifested by the Ger man and anti-German elements. The mem bers of the Left party protested uproari ously to-day against the motion referred to, stigmatizing it as "oppresslve"and illegal." Finally the members of the lower house be came so disorderly that the president of that body. Dr. Abrahamovics, was once more compelled to suspend the sitting, and he soon afterward left tho, house. The departure of President Abrahamovics was the signal for a scene of the wildest disorder. Dr. Wolff, the German National ist leader, clambered up Into the president's tribune, seized a heavy bell and swung it to and fro, materially increasing the dis order prevailing. The bell, however, was almost immediately wrenched from Dr. Wolff's hand by Deputy Polock. While this Incident was in progress, chal lenges to fight duels and showers of bill ingsgate and insults were exchanged on all sides until tho Interior of the house resem bled an Inferno. A number of young Czechs and Poles made a rush for the president tribune anil attempted to tear Dr. Wolff down from the position which he occupied, and they in turn were attacked by a number of Leftists, and a disgraceful scrimmage was the result. This was only the beglnnig of the fighting. Durig the preliminary scuffling, some of the young Czechs struck Dt. Wclff. and this caused such an up roar that a regular pitched battle" with fisticuffs followed, lasting for about a quarter of an hour. Herr Schoencrer, the leader of a section cf the German opposition, caught hold of CITY, NOVEMBER 25, 1897 roduct TURKEY'S DREAH. "DREAMS GO BY CONTRARIES." and brandished over his head one of tha minster's arm chairs, and was evidently about to hurl it at the heads of his im mediate opponents when hejwas seized and disarmed by Herr Hagenhofer. By this time the disorder was of such a iiature that even the public In the galler- j les cried shame upon the fighting, swear ing and Insult-exchanging deputies. A Polish member, Herr Polacz, rushed upon another member, Herr Pferche, and was nearly strangling him, when Pferche, on the impulse of the moment, drew a penknife from his pocket and opened It, but he was disarmed by a colleague before any further harm was done. Herr Pferche was by that time so exhausted by the chok ing he had received at the hands of Herr Polacz and was so overcome with excite ment that he fainted, still further adding to tho sensation. At this moment. President Abrahamovics returned to the house, but after repeated and vain efforts to quell the disorder pre vailing he closed the sitting of the house. In so doing, the president said: "In view of the acts of violence which have occurred In the house to-day. 1 con sider it my duty to close this sitting. Will those members who are willing to give me the names of the violent members please come to my office? v Several members of the house accepted the invitation of the president, and, as a result, it is believed that Herren Schoen erer. Wolff and Pfercho will, be arrested upon the charge of lighting in public. Tho house will meet again to-morrow. President Abrahamovics was greeted with cries of "Polish scoundrel," "swindler," "blackguard" and "hadlnl eunlch." One deputy was stabbed In the hand: another had his collar bone broken; a third received a severe scalp wound. Count Badeni, the premier, with a sneer on his face, watched the combat through out. Herr Wolff declared that he would bring his revolver to the next sitting. Late to-night the cabinet council is dis cussing the situation, and it s beleved that a dissolution is the only practical out come. London, Nov. 11. The correspondent of a London paper, describing the scene, says: "Herr Wolff receied the worst treat ment. He was struck on the head a dozen times. Blows rained upon his head and face: the bell was thrown at him; his clothes were torn. As often as he got up he was knocked off his feet. "Suddenly, during the melee, a fierce shriek was heard, and a knife was seen tiling toward the Leftists. It fell upon Dr. Gessoann. whose hand was wounded. It. was wrested from Herr Pfersche by Herr Lemlsche, who threw It, across the heads of the deputies. "Another scream rang through the house. Herr Pfersche had been seized by the throat. Count Von der Lllie emptied glasses of water over the combatants with a view to separating them. Tho police commis sioner with tifteen men. summoned by the president, appeared just as -the president was closing the sitting." Secretary Gage In Wall Street. New York. Nov. 24. Secretary of the Treasury Lvman J. Gage, who came to town yesterday to attend the dinner of tho chamber of commerce, visited Wall street to-day. He had a brief chat with Assis tant Treasurer Conrad D. Jordan at the sub-treasury"and dropped In to see several of the bank presidents,. The secretary said he wculd eat his Thanksgiving turkey In Washington. 3 Not an Attempt at Suicide. St. Joseph. Mo.. Nov. 24. (Snecial.) Miss Lillian Callicotte, of Denver, the young woman wno was iouna alongside tne Kan sas City, St. Joseph & Council Bluffs tracks, near Nodaway, some days ago. is slowly but steadily Improving. It is now certain that she fell from the train accidentally, and did not attempt suicide. TEN. PAGES. J1C0U GIYESPAINACHANCE. THAT IS PRESIDENT M'KIXLEY'S CUBAN POLICY. WILL ASK CONGRESS, TO WAIT. WANTS TO SEE WHAT AUTONOMY WILL ACCOMPLISH. Popnlar Indignation in the United States Is Feared Spain Slaking; the Most Vigorous Efforts to Bay the Insursent Leaders. Washington, Nov. 24. President McKin ley has made up his case to submit to congress on the Cuban question, and will be able to spend Thanksgiving free from all care incident to his message. The final draft of the Cuban paragraphs will be held open for alterations, dependent on the possible progress of events in the island. The president has not yet consid ered the reply to Spain's latest note and will probably delay an answer until after congress meets. The present plan is to forestall congres sional action by reporting that the negotia tions with Spain areistill in progress, with a promise that they will be communicated in full to congress when they approach completion or appear to have provoked a crisis. Tho president's message, as it now stands, calls the attention of congress to the fact that on March 4 Weylcr was in command In Cuba, the paclflcos were starv ing in the towns, the tobacco and sugar interests were paralyzed, and the situation was such as to justify Immediate inter ference. The presidents points out the fact that by October 1, seven months after he assumed the duties of chief magistrate, Weyler had been recalled, the conditions of the pacificos materially bettered, the to bacco and sugar Industries revived, over a score of American citizens released from prison, and a scheme of home rule prom ised Cuba. Wants Congress to Wait. He recommends directly that congress should defer action to give the new Span ish government time to uemonstrato its sincerity and ability to stop the war by peaceable means. The message as now prepared refers to the home rule scheme in definite terms. This is in response to a promise from Spain that a royal decree will be promulgated before congress meets. If Spain's promise is broken, the message will be so altered as to show this fact in its worst -light. The president admits that the conditions in Cuba at present are al most Intolerable, but he expresses the be lief that it Is the duty of this country to wait for a month or two until the prom ised reforms are actually Instituted. The reply "of Sagasta ts not considered a pert of the case to be submitted to con gress. It concerns chiefly the charge made by the Spanish premier that the United States had not done its work well In pre-x-entlng filibustering expeditions. The state THURSDAY. one department is now preparing a statement showing that the revenue marine service, the navy, the snecial agents of tne treas ury, customs officers, marshals, -and the federal courts have nil beeji invoked to prevent filibustering. It will be shown that the United States has exercised due dili gence within the meaning of the interna tional law term, to stop expedition. A strcng point will b made of the fact that sliirments of arms and ammunition are legitimate commercial enterprises, the re sponsibility of the United States stopping with the prevention of expeditions of a'trcd men who go expressly to recruit tho Insurgent army. Fear Popular Indisnatlun. A strong case is being made out at the slate department for submission to thepres Idenl, when the reply of Sagasta Is llnai:y drafted. The thing which is worrying the j.clmlnistration is that the case may be mad" too strong. A resolution In congress would bring the Information, and it is fear ed that when the people are informed of the extent to which the government of the United States has been used as a spy, po liceman and ally of Spain, their Indignation will burst all bounds. Information has been received at the state department from Vice Consul General Springer. Consul Baker and other officials to the effect that the new Spanish officials in Cuba have embarked on a novel cam paign of briber- and corruption. All the money in the military chest in Cuba has been set aside to the sole purpose of cor rupting the Cuban chiefs. The Spanish sol diers are to be left unpaid: no money is be ing spent on active military operations, but every cent that can be scraped together is being put into a'huge corruption fund, to promote treachery among the insurgents. Bribery Efforts Alarm Cohans. Even the Spanish minister's secret service fund has been tapped, and the dollars saved by the discharge of Pinkerton detectives and Spanish-American spies in the cigar factories have been contributed toward the peculiarly Spanish campaign of trying to bribe the men they could not whip. Tim Cuban leaders here are very much alarmed over this latest development. They say there are many impecunious insurgent lead ers holding independent commands who might be tempted to surrender by a prom ise of pardon, coupled with a financial con sideration. At the same time, they say that the principal leaders have already spurned the bribes. A clause In the Cuban consti tution, inserted by Estrada Palma, makes It a treasonable act for any subordinate to treat on "any other basis than that of absolute Independence, and they say that the insurgent leadpr who lines his pocket with Spanish gold will not live long to en joy It. "THE IRISH JIOAN OF ARC." Miss Maude Gonnc Bitterly De nounces Proposed Anglo-American Arbitration Treaty. Chicago. Nov. 21. Every seat was taken ana hundreds of people were standing In the aisles at Central Music hall last night to hear Miss Maud Gonne, editress of L'Irclande Libre, who had come from Paris to deliver the principal address at the an niversary exercises in memory of the Irish patriots, Allen. Larken and O'Brien. Major Carter H. Harrison presided, and intro duced Miss Gonne as "the Irish Joan of Arc." She was gHen a rousing reception, the great audience rising nnd applauding again and again. The feature of Miss Gonne's address was her bitter denuncia tion of tho proposed arbitration treaty be tween Great Britain and the United States. England wanted it. the speaker declared, "not for peace, but to bolster her war pres tige elsewhere." To Ireland, she said, this would be a bitter blow. On motion of M. V. Gannon a resolution was adopted, with great cheering, con demning tho proposed treaty, and calling upon all men of Irish blood to oppose it. rage PRICE TWO CENTS. K i j mausiries. .'? - -J -. .- . -A. .. FRANCE MAT GIVE IN. MAY DC PERSUADED TO AD JUT IMTED STATES CATTLE. TARIFF FAVORS IN RETURN. WANTS 20 PER CENT REDUCTION OX SOME OF HER ErORTS. Our Cattle lime Been Barred From France for Ten Years, but the Dingier Bill Is Likely to Let Them In Again. Washington. Nov. 21. The French ambas sador, M. Patenotre, has received a cable gram from his government requestlnig him to start for Paris on Saturday next. Ac cordingly, he will present his letters of re call to President McKinley on Friday, sail ing the next day on the French liner La Champagne. M. Patenotre will remain some timo In Paris before proceeding to his new post at Madrid. This will afford him an opportun ity for conferring with the Paris author ities and with the new ambassador to the United States, M. Cambon, on pending American questions. It had been hoped that tho reciprocity ne gotiations between France and the United States would be closed before M. Pate notre's departure, but this will be imposs ible. The terms of the proposed conven tion have been practically settled, but the French government thust far has not given its assent to the chief feature of the ar rangement, namely, the abrogation ot the present exclusion of American cattle from France, and the admission of such cattle under certain restrictions. The United States has insisted on this as an equivalent for the reciprocity concessions "on French champagne, vermouth, statuary, paintings and brandy, contemplated by the agree ment. On these articles the United States will make a reduction of 20 per cent in the duties. As against this, no special con-ces-sions on particular articles are given by France, as the United States now receives the benefit of the minimum schedule of tho French tariff law. Under these circemstances the authorities here felt that the time was opportune for securing the admission of American cattle to France. The exclusion began about ten j ears ago. when most of the large Euro pean countries put up barriers against American cattle, hogs, etc., on the ground that they were afflicted with contagious diseases. The state and agricultural de partments have long sought to overcome these restrictions, and have succeeded, in a. measure. Great Britain and Germany have partially modltied the exclusion, al lowing the cattle to be landed., then slaugh tered at once and the meat rigidjy inspect ed. Up to the present time, nowever. the French government has maintained a strict exclusion. In doing this, however, they have insisted that they were doing th same as the United States government, as the present tariff law provides for a posi tive exclusion of all foreign cattle unless the secretary of the. treasury' authorizes their admission from partluulur countries. The pending proposition is. in substance, that American cattle shall be admitted at all French ports, shall then be slaughtered within twenty-four hours -from the time of lindtng. nnd the meat sha!l--p:iss Inspec tion before being offered In- the French markets. This Is not all that the authori ties here would like to secure, as the twenty-four hours' limit does not afford ade quate time for fattening the cattle after they come from the severities of an ocean trip. The main consideration, however, is to remove the barrier itself, and it is hoped that France will concede this ns a part ot the agreement. M. Patenotre was not pre pared to grant such a concession, and ac cordingly referred the question back to the Paris authorities. The answer has not yet been given. MRS. ROSS SHUT OUT. Perpetually Enjoined From Claiming; to Be the Heir of MuItl-MUI- ionalre Kins;. New York, Nov. 24. Judgment was en tered to-day by Justice Beekman. in the supreme court, perpetually enjoining Mrs. Eugenia Aietheta Webster Ross from claiming to be the heir of William Henry King, who died In an asylum for the in sane at Providence. R. I., on March 6 last, leaving an estate of over $30,000,000. of which over $2,000,000 consists of real estate in this state. The action decided by Justice Beekman was brought by William. Dehon King and other heirs or W. H. King to settle Mrs. Ross' claim to the real estate, and to per petually enjoin her from any further pro ceedings on her part to secure It. GOLD MEDAL FOR BRAVERY. New York; Central Recojcnlscs the He roism of One ot Its Clerks. New York, Nov. 24. A gold medal wal to-day presented to William. S. Longford, the referee at the Yale-Princeton football game, who is a clCTk in the office of tho comptroller of tho New York Central . Hudson River Railroad Company, for sav ing tho lives of the passengers In a, sub merged car at the recent disaster at Gar risons. X. Y. The presentation was mado In the presence of -Chauncey M. Depew aatt other railroad officials and clerks at tr.a Grand Central station. Langford swsm out in the Hudson river to the submerged car and chopped a hole in. the roof of tho car, releasing three men. BIG STREET RAILWAY DEAL Syndicate of Capitalists Gains Con trol of the Largest System In Plttsbura-. Baltimore. Md.. Nov. 24. Messrs. Alex ander Brown & Sons, representing a syn dicate of Baltimore. London. Boston. Phil adelphia, and Pittsburg capitalists, have consummated the purchase of all the stock: of the United Traction Company, of Pitts burg, amounting to J20.000.OOo. ot which $3. 000,000 Is preferred stock and $17,000,000 com mon stock. This will give them control of. the largest street railway system In Pitts burg and Allegheny, owning and operating over 117 miles of electric lines. BRYAN'S PRESENT TO M. S. U. Gives i?-0 for the I'nnnillnjc of an Annual Prixe for Political Essays. Columbia. Mo.. Nov. St. (Special.) Will iam J. Bryan has -presented the Missouri state university with $23). to be used la founding a permanent annual prize to be gicn the student who prepares the bc; es-say upon the science of the government. The Century Club, the local bimetallic or grr.izatlon, has added $100 for the same rurpese. Burglary Insurance Company- Quits. Boston. Mass.. Nov. 24. The New Eng land Burglary Insurance Company to-day announced that it has decided to go out ot business. It will accept no new busi ness and has re-insured all outstanding risks with the Fidelity and Casualty Com pany, of New York. Virginia Minister Ousted. Danville, Va Nov. 24. At to-day's ses sion of the state Methodist conference, the committee charged with the trial of Rev. Mr. S.M. Watts 'on the charge of Immoral ity reported, finding the minister guilty and exnellinsr him from memhershln nnif J the ministry. Kj-iX.-"- - -- ', ,JHJ'-3Qyfr ,-g.gggl