9 TOL. n. Ko. 4«t. Wk«Ie Kik OH. SIX PAqss. loii, KAHSAS, DICEXBES 97, WJ^HIDAY ETEX»& BIX riOES. FUCK TWO cmk WILL ENFORCEORDER CITY ATTORXEY SAYS ETEBY- BODY msT COXXi'CT. COST AVERAGES TEN DOLLARS OJfLY THREE PLlMBERa IN CITY CAX COSSECT. .... It Is Vuneeessny, Hower^, to Uire • FInmber to Digilie Bitch. _L^^^\ um With four hundred and fifty closets yet to be connected between now and the first of the year. City" Attorney F. J. Oyler says that the ordinance passed six months ago that all closets must be connected within six months, will be enforced. The six months limit Is up the first of the year. This ordinance provides that a fine of not more than |10 per day be attached to all who fall to comply with it. Realizing that it will be impossible to connect up the four hundred and fifty unconnected closets within the next four days, or before the first of the year City Engineer Melvln Ammer man says that if the people will manifest their Intentions coqiptylng with tbe law by inaki^ application for.connection the fine will.not be attached If the work Is not done by the first of the year. It has been generally known that all connections must be made by the first of the year, but as in all things, there are some who have put oft securing the piprmlt and making the connections until the very last minute. Consequently there is a rush on at the city hall today. For the past thre or four days there has been an average of between twenj ty-flve and fifty connections made each day. But at this rate it would be a physical imiios ^lbility to connect the remaining four liundred and fifty unconnected closets within the next four da.va. This rate doubtless w^lll be increased today but If all the plumbers in the city were put to work the unconnected closets could not be connect ed by the first of the year, not considering that there are only three licensed plumbers to do this work. To further comply with the ordinance, it is necessary to Tiire a licensed plumber to make the connection. • The approximate cost of connecting a closet is $10. The two foot tile costs thlrtj- cents a joint and the howl costs fpom 11.25 to 11.50, the tt^p from $1.25 .to J1.50. while laborers who dig the trenches charge twenty-five cents an hoar for their work and the plumbers my. The first thing a resident, must do If be wants to make the conHection Is to go to a licensed plumber and hire him to do the work. The, plumber then goes to Superintendent Newby of the water department and gets a connection permit after which he goes to City Engineer Ammerman and gets an excavatign permit. In case the man wants to do his own excavating it is necessary for the plumber to turn over tile excavating permit with the instructions where to dig the .trench. The 1 censed plumbers are; held responsible for any accidents which might occur from running into open ditcher, regardless of whether the owner o.' the property or the" plumber dce^ the excavating. SJVMUEL. Crumley, of the court ^ouBe. has presented to his child- renj Chas. Crumley of this city, AVhi. Crutaley - of South Bend. Ihd., and Mrs. Bertha Folkner, of this city, a deed to a bouse and lot in lola valued at $800. HOW HE POOLED THEM. • Joplln Merchant Put $400 Un- * der His 8caiea>—Stolen. Joplin. Mo., 27.—Instead of putting his money in the store safo, A. Burkhardt, an East Joplin grocer, put $400 bo- neath a large combination scale on a counter UT^dnesday night and yesterday .morning he found that thieves bad ransacked the store and escaix^d with the coin. So many robberies have occurred lii JopUn lately that Burkhardt was afraid his safe would he blc»wn open. He is said to have boasted of the fact thftt he wonia fool any rol>- bers who nrght visit his store by hiding his caph. SAYS NO MAYOR OF GAS THINKS ELECTION UNNECESSARY. Nothing of ImpoKance to Come Before the Council. •Mayor P. H. O'Coniior, of Gas City, announced this morning that -there would be no special election this win- tor as originally planned. The moving of E. O. VandersriU. councilman from the second ward.' to Bartlesville. where he takes charge of Mayor O'Conner's branch store and C. .1. Jury, who has moved from the ward In ,which he was olocte^l. started the talk of a special election. Mayor O'Connor says that since thore will be a regular c'ection in April ho docs not bcltovo it will bo nocossary to rail the- special elrc- tion. It will be necessary 'for flv? out of tlie remaining six lucmbors of the council to vote in favor of a bill before it can be passed, but since there wi'l bo nothing of importance to bo decided where there wi'l bo much of a dispute the mayor does not bolioTo it would be advisable to spend the money for a special election. 100 FIRE HYDRANTS One Being Installed at the C^er of Sycamore and t>ewey. A water hydrant which S'Ul sivo fire protection is being; installed at the c<irner of Sycamore and Dow?y street today by the City. This par; of the city- has been without water for firo protection up until toiay. This l¥ the one hundredth fire hydrant to be owned by the city. Six new ones have been Instal'ed in the pist fow weeks. PATRONS REMEMBER CARRIERS. J. W. Johnson Received Many Christmas Gifts. J. W. .Tohnson, the rural carrier who has been ill thi« week, was ro- membered by the patrons along hi.^ route on Christmas day. Mr. Johnson has boon quite sicl^ this week, his duties being looked after by Fred Reeco. substitute carrier. On Christmas day he received many expressions of the popularity he enjojT? among his patrons. He is now ab'e to b? out and will be able to take up his work again shortly. WtLLIHAN SAYS TAFT IS OWN DICTATOR TeUs of an Incident With the Presid ent—War Secretary Did >ot Agree - and Had His Way. Washington, Dec. 27.—Walter Wellman, writing for the Chicago Record- Herald, says: "judge Taffs sturdy independence of character is best Illustrated by a story of. recent jwlitlcs.- There is an impression in some parts • of the country that Mr. Taft is simply Roosevelt's man.' that he is completely over shadowed by the president, ftnd that the will of the chief Is always law unto the Secretary of War. Mr.^Taft is. of course, a loyal cabinet officer. He supports his chief and generally follows hi-? wishes. But In all matters ljertain :ag to his own ideas of propriety, or honor, he is a man who stands on his character, firin as a rock. There is also an impression, more or less widespread, that in this Ohio affair Mr. Taft is fighting Foraker" for no other reason than that Forakcr is the enemy of the president "Why there is war In Ohio is because Judge Taft refuses to -make a bargain with the Foraker-Dlck contingent pledging his friends to. stop opposing Foraker's re-election to the senate. But there is another phase of the story, and a very interesting one. • "The scheme to patch up peace in Ohio oa the b^sls of Taft far president and Foraker and Dick for re-elec tion without opposition frran the friends of Taft was, in part, engineered by Senator Murray Crane of Massacliusetts, who of late has come rapidly to the front as a political manetiverer of first class ability. Having secured tbe assent of tbe Ohio senators hd took bis nice little plan to tte Wliite house and isld it belora tbe president. Mr. Roosevelt was delighted with it. tl seemed to him a good thing. It cleared the way for peace in Ohio and took out of Taft 's way a serious obstacle to his success as a )>residential candidate. The president does not hate Foraker. He pays the Ohio senator the compliment of sjiying one always know swhere to find him. In the president's language Foraker is no hypocrite, no snake In the grass, but an open ground fighter. The president praises Foraker's courage and frankness. He bears the Ohloan uo personal malice. He was so Kuch pleased w^ith the peace plan that he authorized Senator Crane to •ell Secretary Taft for him that he would like to see the arrangement entered into. "Jhti; Senator, Crane took nis little ! ipe of peace to the Secretary of War. The big chief absolutely refused .to smoke it. He declined to enter into the proposed bargain. He had no fight to make on Foraker. He was not fighting any one. But he simply could not trade upon the freedom of action of his friends; could not selfishly tie their hands for bis own pos sible benefit. 'It would be a , great honor to be president of the United States,' said Judge Taft in speaking of this affair, 'but one may pay too high a price for it, too high a price.' "Mr. Taft not only declfned to enter into the propdsed bargain, but put on his hat an dwent over to the White house and tqld the president what be bad Hone and that under ho circumstances could be cbanse bis mind, even if it cost him the prize. And Mr. Roosei.-eU said: 'Taft I believe you are xigti about if " ^^j^^ j.; STRUCK A BIG WELL .XYX.VX A.ND JORD.IK BRIN'CI M A BIG OASSER. IS ESTIMATED AT 12 MILLION WELL WAS BEYOND COKTBOL THIS XORMXG. Onrners of >'rir Well Own L«I 8 P« OB Sixteen Ilandrrd Acres of Gas Land. Tbe big gas well which was drilled In last Monday evening six miles west of Savonburg on Big Creek by J. O. Nyman and A. W. Jordan, of Savonburg and J. H. Wlntermutc, of EI- dora. la., is not yet under control. It required twenty four hours to install the tubing and packer but they were lorn loose shortly after by tfic pressure. The drillers desired to go home to spend Christmas and hence the well Is not yet under control. Before leaving for their homes, the drVllers plac- eil the well In as good condition as possible. However, the escaping gas ran be heard for nearly two miles. Before any effort was made to cap the wtU the noi>'e from the six inch hole could be heard for miles arouwl. An effort was hflng made last cvonln.s: to cap the well. The drillers roalir.o that n big job is before them as gravel as large as marbles Is thrown from ths bottom of the hole, one of the drillers who stood near the ppon- ing having his face and hands cjit by the flying poliblos. It r .H |ulre<^ the strength of six men to force the packer In the casing but the nr(»S8uro was so great that the rublior was torn off. A letter from Mr. Nyman informs the Roclstor of tho imsucressful efforts of the drillers to pot tho well In h.ind. Mr. Xyniau says ti'at the well is by far the largest in that part of the count.v. Tho owners of this well hold leases on 1,000 acres of pfovon ens territory in that neighborhood. The Kansas Portland pipe lino | nms within 100 foot of this well, so, that the local smelters could easily gel gas from this source should fheyj wish lo. As soon ai< this well is capped. It is the intention of the owners to move the rig just north n short distance and sink another wotl. Garvie & Cave drll'ed the wrll and have a contract to drill several more for this company. Word was rocolvod from Savonburg today that tho well had not been capped last evening, .nnd for this reason the drillers aro not yet nblo to tell how big tho well is. It is beliov- od. however, that it will roach ten or twelve million. The bringinir In of he big gasser has h.nd tho effect of awakening considerable Interest in the gas Industry In and about Savonburg. A\1hlle there have been a number of good wells brought in there none of them have shown the pressure that this well has, which leads the peoi)le of that vicinity to believe that the field is much better than supposed heretofore. CHANUTES BIG WELL Ash Grove Cement Company Gets a 30,000,000 Gass^O (Chanute Sun.1 A Christmas present thai will bo appreciated not only by Prersldont Hill of the Ash Grove I.imo and Portland Cement company., but also by the stockholders In tho concern, was a .•^O.OOO.OOO gas well drilled In yesterday on tho company's west holdings. The we'l Is Spong number 1 and Is a monster, measuring precisely SO,- fi4S.2S0 cubic feet capacity dally. The west trend has produced none, the drillers say, whose production increased so rapidly as tho gas sand was penetrated as this well. The hole is drilled to a depth of 82S foot, 20 feet of which is In pay sand. For every foot drilled thropgh tho producing strata, the flow of gas Increas- rd one pound in pressure, a remarkable record. The cement plant has a total dally eas production of over 115 million feet and when tho two wells on tho same tract as tho "0 million well are •Irilled deeper in the sand, will hav 150 ml'lion on ton of the ground. This Immense production is estimated to b^ twice as much gas as is controll- 31^ by any other Portland cement com oany in the United States. Besides tbe territory In tbe west trend, tho cement company has 4.0rth acres of nrovcn land east and north of Cha^ nute which has never been developed. On a small tract east of town the company has wells producing 40 mill ion feet of gas. the mos; of which is soW to the city. The big gasser brought in yester- lay is being capped, and its produc- 'ons turned Into the mains of the Gas Belt Fuel company, which In •urn supplies the cit.v. There is now lltt'e need for anprehenslon on the nart of jthe council, that the city will not have a sufficient suppiy of gas •his winter. The big well on the Sponi; tract wit hits two companions, could alon? supply the ci^ without suffering any undue strain. RfR. ROY Parkinson, an operator at the Western Union, left today for Lincoln, N'ebr., where be ham accepted a new position. • • • • FOUR STITCHES IN HEART. • Unusual Operation Performed on a New York Colored Man. Ne* York. Dec. 27.—A negro is in Roosevelt Hospital with four stitches In his he.irt. He has recovered from the operation, but is seriously ill of pneumonia. He Is. however, expected to live. The patient on whom the un- iLsual operation of sewing up the heart was performed is Willliam Johnson. 3S years old, who was taken lo the hospital after being stnbbod in a saloon scrap. • A long, thin knife severed the fourth rib and entered tho heart. Johnson left the saloon without complaining of his injury, and walked the i^treets for three quarters of an hour until, feeling drowsy, he sat down on the curb, where he was found by an acquaint anco, the truth was ed. ctaoinSHRDLV IPist- 1 earned and an .-imbulance summoned. The wound bled externally. A WRECK AND FIRE BEAR.EA'D COLLISION ON AN ELE. VATED TRACK. •NO OKLAHOMA "BLUE" LAW. • 1500 MEN IN A RAID OKIKNT.VL qrAHTER IX STATE OF DEVASTATION. A Hrlgnde of .MountiHl Called to Quell Raid. Police Was the Portland. Ore. Dec. 27.—A ilispatch from Lctlibridpo. Albert.n, says that l )oeau8c thoy liclieved that a prominent citizen had ben murdered In a Chinese restaurant fifteen hundred men raided the orlcu'tal quarter lute Christmas night and left u wreck bc- hlud. Restaurants and laundries were smashed, doors and windows and entire fronts of buildings reduced to splinters. The regular police force of the town was imwerless and a brigade of mounted iioilcc had to be called lo quell the riot. HADLEYIN THE RACE HIs Announcement Wade Public Last Night. Kansas City. Mo., Doe. 27.—At the final rally of the republican party in the raiupaign for today's election of Willlani J. ranipbell for sheriff of Jackson count.v, held at republican headquarters last night. Prosecuting Attorney Isaac U. Klmbrell, one of the principal speakers, announced formally the candidac yof Attorney General Herbert S. Hadley for the gubernatorial nomination of Missouri in the campaign of 1908. Mr. Hadley asked before the meeting that his name be not mentioned at this time for the office, but Mr. Klmbrell made the announcement and aske<l for the support of the party In Kansas City for Hadley for t'bal ofi'ce. TO DISCI'SS WALL'S LETTER. Washington, Etec. 27.—At the apart monta of Representative Calderhead, [fit ICanaa^ who is lying. JH with doubl&i pneumonia, his condition Is serious." so it was stated today. Improvements had been tookcd for during the night but these did not materialize, although It was said ho was no worse The A. H. T. A. Will .Meet Tomorrow NighL Tho A. II. T. A. will hold a meeting tomorrow night at which the letter rereived a few days ago by President John Woods of the local order from National President John T. Wall of Parsons, urging that extreme vigilance l)e exercised to apprehend the gang of thieves which seem to bo operating through this section, will bo discussed at length. Tho order also has a number of candidates to Initiate. During the past year the order has added many members to the organization. CARRIERS GOT COMPS Fiflj- Boys Saw Show Free of Charge Last Nl^ht Through the kinditess of the man- asement of the Grand theater, the carrier boys on all of the local papers saw the show last night. Tbe boys numbered |)ossii)ly fifty and occupied seats together in the front of the house. A more happy troupe Is seldom seen and they heartily appreciate the kindness of the theater management. The bill was "Work and Wages" the attraction which made such a decided hit night before last to a crowded house. The Emory Stock company is coming up to its flattering advance notices. RUNNING OUT THE NEGROES. Aace Feelinq Hioh Since Murder and Lynching at Henryeta. . Henryetta, Okla., Dec. 27.—A num ier of houses owned by negroes were burned here early this morning and the occupants run out of town. Ne- .sroes are leaving on every train as a result of war being made on them because of the murder of Al Banes Tuesday by James Garden, a negro, end the lynching of the litter in the afternoon. A coroner's investigation was made today, but little information could be secured as to tbe identity of the ringleaders of the mob." THREE PERSONS WERE KILLED TRAINS CA-HE TOGETOEB L\ A THICK nm. More Than a Dozen Tasgengcrs Were Injured—List of the Dead. Theattra May Open on Sunday, a * N«w Stath Judge Rulaa. ' • Shawnee, Okla., Dec. 27.—lUn-." • dier tbe Oklahoma laws Sunday i * theaters arc legal, according to - * the opinion rendered here to- • day by Justice George Carter In • • a case wherein promoters of • moving picture shows .vere arraigned for Sunday law violation. Judge Carter holds thjit the Oklahoma statutes forbid only manual labor and public sports and that theaters cannot be classed as either. The action was brought by the county authorities and Is tho first ruling of its kind in Oklahoma. BOLD BANK ROBBERY CAXDEN POINT, MISSOURI, BAmE BEUEYED OF $4,000. ROBBERS WERE SURROUNDED ti CAPTURE TOOK PLACE AT EldST THIS A. M. CHANUTE WANTS IT TO CITE 120,000 FOR THE NEW POWER HOUSE. ••717; Camden, N. J.. Dec. 27.—Three persons were killed and seventeen were injured in a rear-end collision on the elevated tracks of the Pennsylvania railroad today, a short distance from the station in this city. The cars were badly smashed and fire added to the difllcultics of rescue. The trains were the Express from Atlantic City and the Pcmbcrtoh accommodation train. They met in a thick fog. Both were running cautiously and the Atlantic City train stopped just as it was about to enter the city. The engineer of the Pemberton train did not see the Atlantic City train until close upon it. The trains came together with^ considerable force The tenderj .Everything looks like Chanute will !!^\**".l*^?]''*"V!*_i?\"„!fi!.^?!^i ^!lBC^ Kansas Southern Electee Work on the Kansas Southern Electric Railway Will Continue. firdt car of its train, killing three per sons and Injuring at least four. "The rear car of the Atlantic City train was wrecked but not 'so badly as tbe first car on the Pemberton train. As far as Is known no one was killed on the Atlantic City train, but a half dozen persons were Injured. The wreckage Immediately took fire from tbe coals of the Pemberton locomotive. The fire was extinguished before It reached any of tho victims. The fact that the wreck occurred on an elevated structure made the work of rescue difficult. The dead are: C. II. ilrown, Morrlslown, N. J. J. L. Garbaranl. Montholly. N. J. T. L. Webster, Merch-inlsvlllc, N. J. Some of the Injured may die. CALDERHEAD NO BETTER Expected Improvement Did Not Materialize. HIS BODY ON A STOVE. Kansan Stricken With Heart Disease While Linhting the Gas. - Chanute, Kas.. Doc. 27—Joseph Hoiland was fatally stricken with heart disease here today while lighting tho gas in the kitchen range. His body foil on tho stove and was severely burned. Mr. Holland was 63 years old. TWO MEN WOUNDED Pistol Duel Following Robb^ Re- aulto Seriously. Smithboro. 111., Dec. 27.—In a pistol battle following the robbery of the Vandalla deiiot hero early today two robbers were shot five times and Emery Brown, city "marshal, was wounded twice. Both men arc reported in a serious Condition. A t>al of the wounded robber was arrested and locked up and his comrade also locked up after being given medical attention. NO FEARS OF RACE RIOT. Trouble Believed to be Over at Henryetta. Okla. Oklahoma Clt.v, Okla., Dec. 27.—A special from Henryetta, Okla., this morning.-says that quiet prevails at that place and there are no furthci fears of a race riot. N'egroes who came from the country last night were di.sarmed without trouble. No arrests have yet been made as a result of the l>-nching of a negro Tuesday. , DEATH RATHER THAN PEN. Convicted Murderer Commit* Suicide in Cell of Jail. Des Moines. la., Dec. 27.—J. C. Cane convicted of the murder of Charles H. Harris, a wealthy mine owner, committed suicide in the county jail here this morning. He smuggled a razor into his cell and cut bis throat from ear to ear. Cain was waiting transportation to the penitentiary to which be bad been given a life sen tence. EAR FULL OF MOLTEN LEAD. Sick Man Suffer* Peculiar and Unexpected Injury. Middletown, N. Y., Dec. 27 .-Jame8 B. Conkllhg, a prominent busfnesa man. is in a serious condition as a result of a peculiar and unexplaln ed injury today. Conkling, who baa bfen in i'l health, was found USCOQ- sdous with one ear filled wltb leM vcblch appeared had been poured into tbe organ while in a molten itate. Railway company power house. They have agreed to vote 120.000 bonds besides furnishing gas for three cents and water for five years for |5." The above statement was made this morning by V. V. Crouch, president of the Kansjus Southern Electric Rall^ way conipanj-. This Is the same proposition that was offered lola. but nothing has l>oen done.'-continued Mr. Crouch. "This offer comes from the city council of Chanute and their Commercial club." In talking of the stockholders' meet ing which was held yesterday Mr. Crouch said that It was urged that things be pushed as fast as possible. He says that there will be nothing to prevent the continuing of the work as planned. HERRAN IS IN JAIL Is Charged With Resisting An Officer '^ma* Night John Herran, colored, was arraign ed In police court yesterday evening on the charge of resisting an officer. Ho pleaded not guilty. His trial, was sot for Saturday morning at 10 o'clock. . It is alleged that Herran attacketl the officers Christmas night when they were taking "Chicken" Crawford to the city jail on the charge of boot.- legging. V \Hm his failure to give the $10 bond Herran was committed to jail to await trial. DB. MURLIN STIRS 'EM UP. But 6hancertor Strong Pour* Oil on Troubled Waters. Dr. T>. H.Murlln, president of Baker University, who is well known to many lola people and Chancellor Frank Strong of Kansas University,*] who Is equally well known here, on- gagc 'd in a lltt'e tilt at the State Teachers meeting yesterday at Topei- ka. Dr. Mnrlin In a talk favoring the denominational schools, made some remarks which were construed as an attack upon state institutions. Dft Chancellor Strong, while defending! state Institutions, poured oil on the troubled waters in a very diplomatic address. A Fierce Battle Between tlie hers and tbe Citlsens Occurred. , , .iT. iSO • -i7r'T -:ii55 St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 27.—At Camden Point, thirty, miles southeast at here, at an early hour this morning, the bank of Camden Point was robbed by three man and four thousand dollars in currency taken. A fierce battle between the citizens and robbers took place in which many shots were exchanged, but the robbers escaped. A posse pursued them and it is beliered they are surrounded in the hills near the place, and captur les likely. Hie robbers were discovered by Professor Barhan, president of Camden Poiat college, who saw a light in the bank and gave the alarm. Three exploslona occurred after the alarm was gtren and the safe and Interior of the bank was wrecked. A later dispatch says: The robbers were captured at eight • o'clock this morning in the woods.on the Platte river near Edgarton Junction, a station on the Rock Island railroad. They were taken to PlatteuCtty and placed in jail. The loot secured is now said to be about twentv-lltte hundred dollars, of which one thousand dollars was in sliver. The robbers later told where they hid the money in a straw stack near Edporton. One bandit was identlflM as Clyde Reed, the son of a respectable farmer near Edgerton. He is twenty-five years old. Bob. m COLORED WOMAN WANTS HELP. Mrs. Frances Rosa >Y*s Victim Destructive Fire. Mrs. Frances Ross, colored, wife of Pete Ross, deceased, is out with friends toda ywltb a subscription p*per asking the public for donationA to cover the loss of her bouse and furniture destroyed In tbe Hn _ Tuesday night. Mrs.' Ross carried no Insurance. She is now . living with friends. The paper was being liberally signed this morning. Her house was located at 615 North Slate street TO HOLD JOINT INSTALLATION. Event at Masonic Half Followed Banouet by The Royal .\rch Chapter, the 'Blue Lodge and tho Eastern Star will hold a joirit installation tonight In the Masonic hal'. which will be followed by a banquet. This is an annual aftklr which is always an occasion of en-, joyment to the members of the orders. The officers for the order* were elected several weeks ago. OFF TO STATE MEETlNa lola Men Attend State Meeting of HortlcultJural Society. Mr. B. F. Pancoast and J. B. Fergna have gone to Topeka to attend the meeting of the State Horticultunl society Mr. Fergus goes as a delegate and Mr. Pancoast as a vialtor. The meeting of the state society wUI be in session today and tomorrow morning. The program is considsrad one of the best tbe society baa erer liad. MRS. EDDY PUNS $1,000,000 INSTITUTION Will Be Devoted to RelieTlng of Satferlngs of Christian Science. Poor—Latest Project H Boston, Dec. 27.—A Christian Science institution to cost at least $1,000.000, and to be devoted especially to helping the iK >or, is the latest project of the Christian Science movement. The mother church of the denomin. atlon In June, 1906, dedicated, free from debt, its new edifice in Boston, wlilch cost $2,000,000 the denominational publishing society has just he- gun the erection in this city of a pub- ence periodicals and oub of tbe three irustees of her estate, summoning him to her home at Concord, N. H.. to discuss the matter and which appeared tii the current issue of tbe denominational. .weekly, contains what information on [tbe subject could be obtained . last night. Mrs. Eddy's letter read aa follows: ".My Dear Trustee: I desire to commence Immediately to fund a Christian Science Institution for tbe special lishing house to cost $230,000, audi benefit of the poor and tbe general now comes the announcement of a branch of the work to be devoted particularly to the poor. The first news of the project cofiies from Mrs. Mary G. Eddy, founder and leader of the Christian Science move^ ment through the weekly organ of the denomination, which is published in this city, and which reached iu readers residing in the vicinity of Boston today. Uttle beyond the facts that Mrs. Eddy desires to establish such an institution without delay, and that she is In consultation with tbe trustees of her estate, whom she appointed fast summer, regarding the matter can at present be ascertained. Evea where the instiution is to be located, or precisely bow it is to opwate. are mat-^ ing. good of all mankind. Tbe fonndiiig and endowment of this institutioa will cost at least $1,000,000. PlOHe come to me at your earliest opportunity and I will give you'further de* rails." Mr. McLellan's reply waa as fol» lows: "I am inclosing proofs of your letter to me, and shall he glad to go to you at your convenience. The letter' will appear in the Sentinel of Deeem- her 21. Tbe original waa not;ree«liretf by me until after tbe issue of jtlie 14tk had gone to press. I shall be fer^ gbd (o receive from you tbe details ot tbe proposed Intaitu^ion. and I pledge yoo my .best effdrts: in' whatever I can he of service in this grand undertake ters which so far, accordfaig to prominent ChrisUan Scientists, are known only to Mrs. Eddy and her trustees, if indeed these questions have been determined. A letter from Mrs: Eddy to Archibald McL«IIan. formerly of Chicago. iEmd now editor of tbe Cbristian Sci- Mr. McLellan went to Concord 8ak«, dayi and is not expected to retunLtik Boston for a day or two. •'When i In Concord today be said he^couM add anirthing : to vliat is known of tbe subject iintil Mrs. and tbe truistees have more fully over tbe natter.
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