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14; Oonnly Dei 110 1 i tl THE EDDY CURRENT 9 - Homo Flrot, tho World Aftorward. VOL. VII. MDDY, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, MAY 20, 181)0. NO, 28. MATTERS OF MOMENT THAT HAVE OCCURRED In Numerous Sections of the World, Care fully Collated and Promptly Published for Our Readers. (Urinal TronbU. f Fort Hmlth. Ark., May 17. "Bhcol grotto looco nt Huntington," was tho jucasago from tho mine yestorday. Monday nlRht Just nflcr 12 o'clock tho strikers, armed with guns and dyna mite, raided two boarding hnusoa In Huntington and mlno No. 63, wkloh In n inllo and a half out of town. Aa n result John Wright, ono of tho strikers, Is dead with a bullet holt through hln body, nnd Klnnoy Camp boll, a gunrd, who was on duty nt tnlno 53 In tho employ of tho Knnaaa nnd Texan Coal company, linn a bullet holo through hli head and another through hln shoulder. Tho three attack were made simul taneously. Yentordny morning there was found nenr where the dtnd innn fall n Back containing thirty maeka nnd r qimn- tlty of dynamite. At one of the Itoardlng hoiwta vhlrh wan nttneked an attempt wm mndo to Utrow n bomb In a window, hut It fell Bliort and exploded on the ground, blowing out uue aide of the houae. At tho othor one shots wore fired, but without effort. Tho minors nro desperate and ex citement rutin high. Mr. Drown, Hiiporlntondont for tho Kansas and Texas Coal company, came to this city nnd nppllml at the Hhorllt'R oiftco for protection to th company's property, which ho declared to be In Imminent danger of destruction. HhcrKT 1 In mil I holnc nhsent from tho ' county, Chief Deputy Hcotor cited tho nupcrlutondont to i Injunotlon In niied by tho Federal court enjoining nil persons, tho Hhorlff In particular from entering upon tho proporty of the coal company, but upon conferring with (lov. Jones by telephone, tho gov crnor gave a peremptory order to tho nlierlff to go to Huntington and dlnnrm ajll persons found with arniH nnd pro toct tho property of tho coal oom pnny at nil hazards. Accordingly, Deputy Bhorlff Hector wltli twelvo deputies went to Hunting on yestordny, determined to pre servo order. Tho wounded guard, Klnnoy, Is not ii citizen of Sebastian county. His wounds nro not fatal. Tho dead miner leaves a wlfo nnd three children. ll-I.HKll. Manila. May 17. Messrs. Carrlok nnd Holmes, tho American nnd Gnna dlnn civilians captured at tho Calum pit rlco mill, have been reloascd by tho rebel general. I.iinn, who saw them through his lines with several Ku Kllshmcn who received forty-eight hours' notice to leavo robel territory. Tim United States cruiser Charleston has arrived here from Hong Kong. 8ho touched nt Aparrl, communlontlug with tho United 8 tales gunboat Con tttrd, stationed at the mouth of tho liarbor. Boroo native archers shot arrows at the man-of-war's boat, which was sent nshoro for sand, and no further at siC.opt to land was made. The Charleston also spoke the Unit ed States gunboat Wheeling at Muga an All was quiet there. flcn l-awlon's advance force lias left Pan Miguel, moving In the direction of Ban Isldor. A rainstorm Impeded the progress of tk troopa awl severe the Hue of -ommHHleaUoH whew the foree was within several Milan at Its 'destination. fUraral Arr.ili. Cape Town, May 17. The Argus of thin city yesterday publlnhcn n din patch from Pretoria, capital of tho Trunnvnnl Bouth African republic, say ing that I' .W. IUlli, tho secretary of state, confirms tho roport that a num ber of unusual nrrests have been mado thoro nnd that It Is rumored tho pris oners nro llrltlsh orflcors. Johunoshurg, May 17. A number of mou have boon nrrcstcd hero on tho ehnrgo of high treason. According to nd vices from Pretoria the charge against the prisoners la that while Maying In tho Hand prlvntely they were really engaged In enlisting men for the purpoae of rebellion when they were ready to give the signal. It Is said that the enlistment rontar Included MOO men and that n number of Incriminating documents were found at the time the nrreata wore mado. liMprognnliU. Unon, May 17. Tho Filipino Junta bore anys that on receipt of the howb saying nil forolgners had been order ed from tho Filipino linos, n cubic mesa "e was sent to Agulnaldo, who replied that th announcement wan duo to the statements of Mr. Hlgglnn, tho manager of tho railroad, on his roturn to Manila aftor several months' resldonce In the Filipino lino. Tho Filipinos. It Is nddod.rldlculo tho stntoment that Agulnaldo Is n fugitive and declare his retirement to tho Car hallos mountains In part of his stra tegic plans, ns tho mountains nro al most Innccenfllhlo and are Inhabited by savagoa who use poisoned arrows, and Hint It Is absolutely Impossible for the Americans to follow him thoro. Iliplnlnri), Jacksonville, Fin., May 17. A spe cial from Tallahassee says: "Tho allogod slighting of (Ion. Josoph Whcolor nt Charleston on Wed nesday Inst Is oxplnlncd by Col. Fred Hoblson at tho adjutant gonornl'n staff as follows: "Gen. Wheeler was not In tho pnrndo bocntiRo tho negro boy who was sent to carry his horso to him, through In attention or natural Htupldlty, took the horse to tho wrong number and re mained there holding tho horso till the procession wns over." Karl Kill.. I. l.ondnn, May 17. Tho onrl of Straf ford, who married Mrs. Samuel .1. Colgate In Oraco church. Nnw York city, Inst December, won Instantly kill ed at Potter liar by tho Cambridge express. Tho earl wnn scon standing upon tin platform nwaltlng n train from !n don. When the ox pre approached at a high rate of speed he suddenly fell forward upon tho rails. The body wns decapitated and inanglod. WmI.wii kmn. Ban Francises, 01.. May 17. near Admiral J. 0. Wnteoa. sailed far Man ila via Hang Korg on the the City of Peking yesterday. About un hour before the strainer sallel a smell crowd as sembled on the dock to bid farewell rJ Admiral Watson. The gallant lit tle admiral ran down the gang plank tly a a lieutenant of U to bid farewell to his friends. He shook hands warmly with several men. but on the fair eheeks of a doxen pretty girls he Imprinted kisses that would have made Hobcen tremble for his latitel could he have been present. A mewsge has been received by the London Filipino Junta from Agulnaldo laying the war will ba continued. llnlitior )niiiinnr. New York. May 17. Tho seventh a' mini meeting of the United Stale Ituhher company was held at New llrunswlek. N. J., yesterday. The re port of Diaries It. PI lot, the treasurer, showed that the dividend earning In the manufacturing eompanle com pacing the concern nnw amounted to fS.TM.IcM. Tbe surplus for the year wm fAttMtt as compared with $I0 911 an March 31, 1898. l!iMilionr, Uwlavllle. Ky.. May 17.-The inter natlnnal union of Journeymen Horee Hkoers convened hare yceterday with 1M delegate In attendance, the largest ever known In the history of the or der. The seaatou waa eoneumed In hear ing appeals and grievance. dlaauMlou of the secretary and treasurer's report and the appointment of various com mlttees. ftonth.rn naplUla. j Louisville, Ky., May 15.-Dr. J. P. areono, professor of Wm. Jowell col lego of Missouri, was elected to tho presidency of tho Southern lleptlst Tianry of this city at tho meeting of the board of trustees of that Insti tution nt Norton hnll. His unanimous election Is duo In n great measuro to tho withdrawal of Dr. IS. H. Kcrfoot, who In a letter to tho board, requested that his namo should ne appear as n candldnto for tho office. Thin election s very clearly a suc cess for tho Whltlsltt faction, Dr. areono having been a candidate friendly to both sldea In tho contro versy, but supported especially by tho Whltslttltcs In their efforts to defeat Dr. Kcrfoot. Dr. (Irccno, Dr. Kerfool and Prof. J. It. Bnmpey of this city woro tho only strong candidates for tho plnco. Dr. Oroono has been prominently Identified with tho Uaptlst church In tho south nnd west. Ills college Is the Btnto Ilnptlst Institution. Tho second dny of tho Uaptlst con vention wns opened at 0:30 o'clock with President Northen of (leorghi In tho chair. The first work was the reading of tho report ot the Sundny-Mhool board by ltev. T. M. Front of Nashville. The report mndo the beat showing ot any provlous year. Tho year closed with every part of the business In excel lent shnpo nnd with flno prospects for tho. future Tho total Income for the year from nil sources wns $07,173, nn ndvnnco of $2100 ovor the previous year. Thoro wero no unpaid obliga tions, but n bulnticaj on hand sufficient for beginning tho work ot the new year. Thoro was an Increase In the tnblo ot assets with nothing to offset In tho way of liabilities. Thoro hnil been nn lnorenso in tho missions nnd bcnevolenco nnd also In the reserve fund, The report was referred to a com mittee. Tho question of separating the sem inary from tho control of tho conven tion waa brought up In tho shnpo of tho Carroll resolution, which seeks to innko tho seminary responsible to It self alono. It wan roferrod to a com mlttccc, which brought In a majority and minority report. Tho majority re port ntatcd that It had been ununblo to offer any suggestion In rognrd to tho resolution. Tho minority report rec ommended the rejection, ot the resolu tion on tho ground thnt It was an effort ot the enemies of tho Institution to get It In their power to destroy It. Tho minority report wnn rojected by a voto ot 350 to SCO. Then tho majority report was adopted during some con fusion, Homo mission nnd pagan fields ro- porta woro then,' rend nnd adopted. All renorts showed a healthful growth. llnllla In lha Ilaalh. Mount Vernon, On., May 18. Satur day night nt Hancock's mill, six miles north ot this plnco, a bnttlo to tho denth wan fought between John I,ettor on ono side nnd James Morris and Oro McLcod on the othor, npparontly with out provocation . John I-etter wnn killed, (loo. Moleod mortulty woundtd nnd Tom Yowmnns, a colored man, standing In range, dnngorously shot through tho nek. Jim Morris, who is rotmrtcd to have fired tho shot that kilted Utter, esooped without n seratah. The comptroller of the currency has authorized the Grayson County Na tional bank of Sherman to begin bust neaa with a eapltal of $100,000. Preal drnt, Jehu P. Withers; eashler, J. W. lllake. Texas penstens-lnereese: William II. Thomas, Kinblera. $0 to $8. Original widows: Hmma C. Noyes. Dallas. $8 Widows Indian wars: Miry Vuktr, Smlthwlek. 8. I'liilfurm DamotirnU, New York. May 15. Acting under orders from the national ceuornl eom mlttaa, the Chicago platform Demo crats mat ami took atapii to at onee org a Is the elty aad the state uf New York to defy Tammany ball. aomiHlttae of twenty waa appointed to at on oa arrange the five boroughs to ayatewatlaally work them. Jama It Ilrawn presided at the meeting; said that a eonteatlng delegation ot llryan and Chleago platform Damaorata will be sent from thin state to the next na tlanal eoHveNtloN. Johnson & Kelltogg'a glti at Caddo Mills, Hunt county, Texas, bumod Los $1000; Insuranee, $100. Pram (lilt, Hot Springs, Vn May IS. Secretary Alger forwarded to the president some dlspatebes from (Jon. Otis. They ad vised him that another peace eotumts slon fron Agulnaldo was on Its way to Manila to discuss terms ot peace No Instructions were sent from here to Oentls, tho polley being, as here totora. to leave mutters entirely with (Jen. Otis. The dispatches also told of 111 usage suffered by Spaniards from tnsurgenta at Zamboango, oae of ths uunaa oc muipjine group. DIXIK tJOlNQS. poker nt her, Thi roMslIo struck theft 2-year-old child and killed It. Col. A. If. Clark, prominent In the revenuo sorvlce for many years, died at Hopklnsvllte, Ky., aftor a lingering Illness. A car In which thrro men were playing cards caught flro nt Ilnltlmore, nnd Ohrenoe Kepler, ono of tho men, was burned to death. Tho 2-ycar-old child of John H (Tley foil Into a vnt ot boiling snap nt Owennbarn, Ky., head foremost, and was cooked to death. Gen. W. P. Mills died at hln palatini homo on Houmn plantation, near Ilurnnldo. I.n. Con. Mills wnn mayor of dharloston. 8. C. nnd wan one of South Carolina's representatives In tho Confederate confiroen. Tho nineteenth annual missionary conference of Cumberland Pronbyterl- nn Women won hold nt Nnshvlllo. Tonn. The trensuror'a roport showed tho balance nn hand to bo $M.007. rolo Smith In n quarrel with his wlfo at lllrmlnghnm, Ala., threw a Donald (Jordan of FnnneUaburg. Pa., a studont at Center collage, Danvlllo. Ky wna drowned In Dlck'a river, near there, while trying to reeeue n drown ing ontBrade. The other student wan reaeued. Tho rat of taxation In Arkansas for tho next two yearn hs fixed lr the legislature In: Stale getiaral. mills: state arhool. I mills; sinking fund, 1 mill; pension fund, one-fourth mill. Tho total la I Mi mllle. or ono fourth mill In exceed ot tho pnst two yours. To ln linMllunt"!. Wnshtnnton.May If.. President Mc- Klnloy In taking n personal Intoroit In tho clnlm of Archie MeCnrtor ,nn Amorlonn citizen, who nskn tho unit ed States to compel tho Ilopublle of Colombia to pay him $180,000 Indemni ty 'or inlej Imprisonment nnd foarful torturos iniiictefl upon mm uy uoium blnn ofilclnls. Five jtolntn aro Involved In tho do- mnnd for Indomnlty. Thoy nro: 1. Unlawful arrest of McCnrtar by tho Colombian government In January, 1890, at Couta, province of Bnntnndtr, and cruel and Inhuman methods ot at tempting to extort a confection. Hln detontlon In prison without trial nn Indeflnlto length ot time. 3. His unlawful deportation from the country. 4. Refusal of government ofilclnls, contrary to Intornntlonnt law, to per mit tho American consular ngont to see nnd consult with tho prisoner. C. Tlv unjustified and unlawful vio lation by Colombia of tho International postal laws In Intercepting and open ing McCarter's mail. Tho matter will bo Investigated at onco. MeCnrtor Is nt Washington. Ir. llrlEEl Orilnlnail, Now York, May IB. In tho pro-cathedral on Straton street, Kov. Dr. Charles A. Drlggs, who was suspended for hcrety by tho Preshytorlnn assem bly, won ordalnod n priest of tho Kpls copal church yesterday. Ho waa or dained, togethor with Her. Charles A. Snecdecker, and the ordination cere monies vero conducted by Illshop Pot ter. The little church wns crowded with people, and the ceremonies woro notable fur tho quietness that prevailed. There wna nothing notable In the sermon preached by Kov. Dr. William George Doughlasn. lllehop Potter drove to the ohuroh with the candidates (or admission, ltev. Dr. Charles A. Ilrlgga and Rev. Oliarlea A. Snedaeker. Illshop Potter waa aakari what be bad to my prelim Inary to the eererooHlea. He aald he had no notlea of protest and had re ceived no protect. He smiled at the thought ot any of the objecting clergy men. Ha, however, aald that he had received a letter from a layman, pro testing agalnat the ordination of Dr. Ilrlgga. and as this letter was written under a ralaappraheaaloH of Uie facts and law, ha had answered It. AgonclUo wants Agulnaldo to go to Washington and settle matters. I'm arable. Manila, May 15. Tho olvlllan mem bers ot tho United States Philippine commission are favorable to the meet ing with a Fllplno eommlaelon which was suggested Saturday, on behalf ot Agulnaldo. by Lieut. Reyes of the staff of den. Gregerlo Del Plnar, who earaa to Gen. !awlon under a Hog of truce, bearing the proposition. It Is thought by the American commissioners that the idea may hare resulted from a re cent meeting ot the so-called F1Upcc congrau ittawa, Awful TVoifc, Atlsntn.On., May 10. Winnie Roach, a mulatto woman, enmo nonr bolne lynched by an angry mob ot Incensed colored people Inst night nt Sco fleld and Hlllynrd streets. The erlme wltji which alio and her husband are charged was brutally burning their four llttlo children nearly to death by Igniting paper saturated with kerosene with which their bodies had bton wrapped. The man, Lawrence Roach, ran away during tho afternoon when ho heard that his treatment ot tho children had bean reported to tho police Tho womnn hnd been away from home all day and did not know that her cruelty hnd been found out. Bho wns In tho not of applying moro fire to one ot the children when the crowd broko In. Tclephono mennngen wcro nent to polloo ntatlonn by whlto peoplo living In tho neighborhood, who said thoy bollovcd tlw woman was about to bo burned by tho orowd. A wagon load of offlcors wan nent to tho plnco. So defiant wnn tho woman thnt sho nllompted to boat ono of tho chil dren oven after the polloo arrived. The woman and the children woro tnlion out of tho house nnd quickly put In the wagon, which carried them to the station. One of tho children hnd all the flesh burned from her logs In sev eral plncea and will probably die. 'I he other three are all badly bumod. Tho children aald their father and mother bent them nnd then wmnned lawr nbout their bodies. TJw paper waa saturated with kerosene nnd set on fire. Whllo tho imper wns burning mo ciilldron wero held, to keep them from running, mill when they scronm ed they woro beatou. Tho womnn de nied having nnythlng to do with tho nnnlr. Sergt. Ilnll, who led tho dotrwhmen'. of polloo, snld tho womnn would hnvo been lynehed If the ofllcorn hnd not or- rived whou they did. Til lia (llrrn DaiTFjr Washington. Mny 10. F. A. Vnndqr lip. nsslntnnt secrelnry of tin trensury Chnrles A. Allen, assistant secretary of tho navy; Perry 8. Honth, assistant postmaster general; Ilrlg, Gen. Corlnn and Kills II. Roberts, treasurer of the United Btntos, who hnvo been appoint ed n nntlonnl commlttoo to take charge of the funds with which to purchaso n homo for Admiral Dewov In Win. him-. ton, hnd n meeting yostordny In Mr. Minilcrllp'B office AlthoiiRh the members of tho committee nro nil busv mou, thy woro enthusiastic over the Idea of a great nntlonnl clft of thn chnrnotor proposed for Admiral Dowoy una tlioy wcro willing to tako up tho work of receiving thoso funds from whatever quartern they may como. Tho commlttco will bo glnd to servo any nowspnpor organization or Indi vidual wishing to mnko n contribution for the purposo In view. Tho national character of tho commlttoo makes It a proper ono to have chargo of tho mat tor nnd It Is expected that tho many newspapers who proposo taking up thi work will co-opornto with this com mittee. Treasurer Roberts Is now prepared to reeelvo contributions In nny amount. A handsomely designed receipt will be got out Immediately by tho engravers nt tho bureau of on graving and printing nnd all con tributions will bo recognized and con tributors will reeelvo such a receipt. A formal nddrees to tho public will be Issued soon. The first subscription to the fund, $M0. waa received yon tentny from Oon. Felix Angus ot tho Ilnltlmoro Amerlenn, nnd ho will re ceive receipt Nov, 1. rnritialljr liirllail. Chicago, III., May 18. The formal Invitation to President IMax of Mexico and Lord Mlato. governor general of Canada, and their eablneta (e meet President McKlnley and hla cabinet In this city Chicago day. Oct. 9, at the Federal building corner-stone ceremo nies and to be the gueata of the Fed eral committee at the Chicago au tumnal feettvltlee. have been prepared la Illuminated form and signed by ISO eltlsene of Chicago. A special envoy, who waa sent to Ottawa and City of Mexico, has received assurances from both I.ord Mlnto nnd President Diaz that they will accept tho Invitation, I'aa-Amarloan Ainlnlninli. New York. May 10. Announcement was made yesterday that Oeorge Who ley. vlee-ptesldent of tho Pan-Amerl-ean Railroad company, has been ap pointed first vice-president and wilt represent the company In Paris, while the secretary. Assistant Oeneral Man ager Bdward A. Drake, will assume tho position ot second vice-president, as well as secretary, with charge ot I owl duties. Charles Palno will be gestral manager. Hrr Imlititrtoi. nnlllmore, May 10. Tho followlnfl constitute tho moro Important indus tries of lost week ni nnnouncod by (he Manufacturers' Record: A $60,000 knitting mill, foundry anA machine shot) nnd now Iron furnace In Alabama; fSOOO fullers earth mining and manufacturing company In Flori da; $150,000 knitting company, $$60,000 water power electrical development, $75,000 cotton mill and $10,000 ochre mill In Georgia: $10,0.10 lumber com pnny, $26,000 liquor company nnd $100,- 000 ncctyleno gns company In Ken tucky; $40,000 rlco mill, $10,000 cotton mill Improvement and 000-bnrrcl rlco mill In Ixiulslnna: $16,000 straw hat. factory, $35,000 knitting company, $300,000 paving company, 30-bnrrcl flour mill. 40-bnrrel Hour mill In Mnrylnnd, $5000 ginning comunny, $S0 000 oil mill nnd $35,000 telophnno com pany In Mississippi; 50-bnrrcl flour mill, C0-bnrrol flour mill, $MO,000 cot ton mill, 8000-aplndlo addition, 10.010 spindle, UK)-lnom mill, $12,000 cotton mill 10,000-splndle, 100-lnom mill nnd 10,000 splndlo mill In North Carolina; 15,000-spludlo addition, tOI-spludle ad dition, M-lmrrel flour mill, 30,000 spindle cotton mill, ftooo-aplndle cotton mill, $10,000 cotton mill Improvement and 30-ton oil mill In South Caroltnai $60,000 lumber and mining ouniHony, 75-lmrroI flour mill, faOO.OOO snuff mnnufncturlng comiiany, -10-barrol flour mill, 10,000-splndle cotton mill In Tonnessoo; $10,000 Imploment com pany, $lo,000 Irrigation company, $10, 000 drug compnny In Texan; $10,000 oleotrlc light plnnt, $100,000 contr. ofng company. $3,000 machine worka, $60, 000 fertilizer company, two $10,000 woolen mill companies, SO coke oven a, $16,000 lumber romimuy, $10,000 forry company nnd $1,000,000 pulp nut! pnnur mill In Vlrglnln; $38,000 snlt mining compnny, $10,000. telephone oompnity, $100,000 oil mill oomjKiny, 100 cole ovons, $38,000 tolephoue company nn.l $10,000 tolophonu company in West Vlrglnln. Tim lliiillltli, Louisville Ky., Mny 10. President W. J. Northen wnn In tho ohnlr yester day when tho third dny of tho llnptlit convention was entered upon. Prayer wan offered by Kov. J. H. Hawthorne nnd tho minutes of Haturdny's session wero read nnd approved. Hon Joshua Itvurlng of Ilnltlmore offered a resolution appointing ox- Mayor Robert C. Davison of Ilnltlmore to go with n dclcgnto from the North crn nnptlsta nnd othorif from tho Uap. tlst unions of Orcnt Ilrltnin nnd Ire land to interview tho csar of Russia, with n view of having him stop tho per secutlon of tho SiuntllxtH, us tho Dnp. tlsts In tho Russian omplro nro called, At tho suggestion of Dr. IJtiokncr of Texan the chair named J. II. Onm brell of Tcxns, W. T. Campbell of Geo gla nnd H. H. Cnrroll of Toxnn as, fra tornal messengers to tho Ilnpllst anni versary celebration at San Krnnqlscg, Tho convention adjourned to meet at Hot Springs, Ark., next year. Miuttrrit nut, pp'innnh, On., Mny 10. The forty. nl, . Iowa, Col. Downs, wan mustered out hero Saturday. After being paid off the men raided soda wator stands, broad nnd sausage wagons In onmp ami took nil tho stuff nnd turned over the wagons. Tho police wero called out In Inrga numbers and many nrrejts wero mndo. Col. Downs nppeared tie fore the recorder and urged thnt the oases bo disposed of at onee. This wns done and the man ware given their lib. crty after having paid far the stoik, destroyed. Ulllait Tw.nl Two. Manila, May !. Tbe tia-Md gs)n boats Laguna de Ray and CewadHHKO and a lainirh ran ttte a; neat of Ibjut Reiita ooueeftled In the umk amT un oth sides of the Rio (1 rands Hf, three miles above CalumnR, fhHtaW afternoon mid were received with heavy volleya at abort raHge. A aer Hoant belonging to the Utah ballery waa kllletl and ohs private w4 wnundetl. Ojvenlng with their rapnl-Sre mm the Americans killed twenty-two q uvea nnu woiinuea several otliir fllllng the Jungle with a hall of sja iur nun an nour until me enemy rib !latiiiulit lfi. The Hague, May 16. Aetlng upsn an order from the papal secretary of slate, Cardinal Kampolla, tho papal Internun cio, left Tho Hague yesterday as a protest against the omission of the government The Netherlands, alng on behalf of Russia to Invite the Vat lean to send a representative. The 3-year-old son ot Jones Owen, living five miles from Reagan, Tex.. Wis drowned while crossing a creek.