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SEW SOCIETY OUEEN
Wife of American Minister to Belgium tie
leigniug; FtTorite at Present
INVITED TO THE KING'S HOUSE PARTY
Flavinfi a Good Game ef Bridge it One of I
MISS GLADYS DEACON ALSO A FAVORITE '
Entrance at Duke of Marlborough's Party
Causes All Eyes to Turn.
STARTS HEARTBURNINGS OVER A PLAY
Mem Scramble for Opportaaltr to Bo
Caat for Hero Where She Im
aonntea the Ilerolao la.
(Copyright, l!Xii, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. Dec. 13. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The Araerl-
can social success here of the moment is
pretty Mrs. Lawrence Townsena, wue 01
the united States minister 10 Belgium.
Bhe alwaya la beautifully dressed. Mrs.
Townsend first appeared at Horaburg, where
he took that small but not very exclusive
society by atorm. .After that she came to
London, made several influential friends
nd now the latest development in mis
interesting social case is tnat ane maun
one of King Edward's latest house party
at Sandringham. It la needless to say that
he playa bridge well. That la an Important
factor in ner success, tnougn ner goon
looks ana intelligence ao a great aeai aiso.
it seems tnai ane was instrumental in
bringing about the marriage of Russian
Grand Duke Michael and Countess Torby
and that mahl of their meetings took place
at ner nouse. Having Deen iaia unaer
mis obligation, tne grand aune provea un-
grateful and did not recognize Mrs. Town-
end's claims upon his aoclal Influence. The
-result wss that a coolness arose between
them. While they were not on speaking
terms. Prince and Princess Henry of Fless
bad them to a house party and now they
are at least on bowing terms. Mrs. Town-
end promises to become quite a personage
In London society.
Miss Gladys Deacon Is back again In
London after a fortnight's visit with Lord I
no. way unora oi uaioign, wno nrougm
ner up io .own auu ner as ineir guesi
si viariugea an last weea. i no oesuuiui
American girl looks extremely well. Her
appearance totally disproves the rumors
about her being 111. In fact she tfever
looked better In her life than she did the
other night at Carlton, when she dined
with the duke and duchess of Marlborough
on the evening of their departure for the
Delhi durbar. The duchess was all In white,
with pearls and diamonds. Mtas Deacon
Wii In pale pink, with pearls In her lovely
fair hair, which was piled high on her
All "smart" London was dining at (he
Carlton that night and some of the prettiest
Women In England were there. Yet, when Pere Lechalse cemetery in good order for
th e American beauty awept Into the dining ever. Had Paris failed to accept all the
room with the duke of- Marlborough all I
eyes were turned uopn her and there was
a bush of appreciation. The third lady of
Lord Cadogan. There were several men In
this little farewell meal, given by the duke,
Miss Deacon has been busy since arriving
In town. Every day has been filled with
lunch engagements, parties and dinners.
She has nromlsed to aDend Christmas with
Colonel and Mra. Cornwallia West hn.e
daughter. Princess Henry of Pleas. Is her
Intlmste. devoted friend. Miss Deacon and
Princess Henry are getting up private
theatricals to add to the festive amuse-
Bents of the time. The fair American will
play the leading part, as she haa decided
talent In that direction. Miss Muriel WIN
on also Is In the caat. I
It Is said that the enmity among the
men invited to the house is getting serious
as to who shall play with the leading lady,
Uut she alone haa the selection, so people good-natured act, his taking Queen Alex
are Intensely Intereated. The piece chosen andra to the play la much criticised. The
is "My Lord In Livery." queen Is very deaf and probably could hear
Mrs. Arthur Paget has started off to one word In two. She looked bored and
Paris to give orders for quantltlea of new
dresses. She will return for Chrtatmaa.
Her daughter, Llela, and her son, are now
fn Cairo, where the latter'! regiment Is
quartered. Mtas Paget, who la chaperoned
by Mrs. Combe, had great difficulty In find-
Ing suitable accommodatlona on her arrival
In Egypt. Mrs. Paget has already prom-
Ised to go to Spain to spend Easter with
Haa a Serlona Bide.
t'nrefleotlng people might imagine Mra
Paget to be a frivolous society butterfly.
but the eminently thoughtful and serious
cast of her mind is shown by the list of
books she suggesta as a Christmas present
"The History of Civilization," by Buckle
"Oplalona of Authority," by Lewis Corn
wan; murai maxims, - oy nocneioucauiO)
"The History of European Morale," by
Lecky; "The French Revolution," by Car
lyle; "Poems," by Alfred DeMusset, and
'Discussions and Dissertations," by John
Ambassador and Mra. Choate do not In
tend to remain any fixed time In Egypt.
n,.. nfp, i. m.v- . t it,.,. L
Mediterranean, touching at the most In.
tereatiog places along the coast, calling at
th. islands of r or. irt kv.it kialta Th.-
when the Riviera season is at Its height.
a call will be made at Marseilles and they
will run over to Cannes. Athens Is to be
"dona" In the meantime. On the Journey
a stay of a week will be made at Con-
tantlnople. The ambassador well deaervea
thla long holiday. It will be the end of
February before he returns to London.
IWVFNT A WFW RAMF
!ertrte Billiards la tho Lateat to
Attract Attention la
(Cooyrlght. 1902. by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS. Deo. 13. (New York World Ca
blegram-Specl.l Tel-gram.)-The very
latest tning in fans la an electric billiard
gams. It la played on a diminutive table
which can be folded up Into the aise of
a small woxkbox. The balls are made of
compressed pitch. Ths cua Is a penholder
with a cork disk at tha end, forming a
small mallet. The cue Is chemically pre
pared. Id the center of the table la a plate
formed of any material which can be easily
electrified. Tbe game consists In attempt-
Ing to Diaka caroms by counteracting tb
sluctrtc Influence behind the tiny bulla, a
practical player may run up a sertea of
carom, but a novice a ill find It not at all
easy. Tbe gains la fully entitled to be
Milled one of aklU,
OPENS FINE ART COLLECTION
City ( Parle Kihlhlta VlMe
Legacy from an F.cceatrlc
iCopyrirht. 1902. by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, Dpc. 13. (New York World Ca-
blegram - Speclal Telegram.)-The event of
me wen id lans an circiea was ino im-
Ing open to the public of the Dutult col
lection In the petit parlor on the Champa
tt 1 r, , . - . 1 . hn
Elysee. President Loubet delivered the
addreaa of dedication. The Building, one
of the permanent souvenirs of the latest
Parla exposition, la now the property of
the city of Parla and has been converted
Into a permanent art museum. '
The aplendld treasures bequeathed by the
eccentric August Dutult were only left to
France on condition that they should be
classified, catalogued and placed on public
view within six months after the donor's
death. The municipal officials are not ac
customed to considerations of this kind.
but the bequest was too valuable to lose,
so -Instead of taking two yeara the authori
ties for once showed alacrity and compiled
with the terms of Dutult'a will. Dutult
spent his long life and a vast fortune In
making the collection. He was the last of
an extremely rich family, buj lived miser
ably and dresaed shabbily. Indeed, It la
said that on account of hla beggarly looka
he was able to buy the rarest articles far
cneaper than , w(!l aTee& connoisseur
cou,j have done
He was accounted the
best Ju(,ge ,n h,g dy o ,he worth o(
obJect, of ,rt ,t Mgerted tnat he could
wnorrlngly detect a masterpiece from a
counterfeit and that as a snapper-up of
unc0nsldered trifles, which turned out to
be exceedingly valuable. If not priceless, he
The collection has been officially estimated
t0 De wortn $2,000,000, but that Is a com-
pttratvely small figure which experta put
on t t0 make tne legacy tax fall as lightly
ai poggbie on the Parla taxpayers,
Ai ,t Btan(li( the collection la the result
of mon than ,xtT ,ear8 scouring of
Krance, Italy, Holland and Egypt by two
Mothers and a maiden sister. The elder
orotner Eugene, died eighteen years ago.
ieaving to the others a choice lot of china
Dotterv. enamels, books and nalntlnra. Au
gUBt deVoted himself mainly to antiques,
coln, m,Ala tni bronzes. There are sixty
pantings of great value, 12,000 engravings,
for one of whlc DutuU pald $5 000 and
more than 1(m rare Dooki nciudlng some
o the flBe8t BpeCimena of bookbinding to
be found anywhere. , a ce by ,Ueif is
tne moat beautiful book In the world, "The
History of Alexander the Great," a fifteenth
-.,., v.ii..m mni..,.rin with n lilt...
. t- v . , ..nn.
I IIHUU1IB, UUlUll UUUglll Ifc 1UI f,WV 1UU
refuged twice that amount later.
DutuU ,eft t the cUy of MarBemes an
hla real estate In that city, with the ac
cumulated Income, which haa been un
touched for yeara. Much surprise has been
expressed that he left nothing to his rela
tives. In hla will he reproaches hla helrs-
at-law with selfishness and Ingratitude,
'Those who may complain that they are
unjustly treated by this will do not deserve
to be listened to."
There are passages clearly showing that
he felt In' conscience bound for some myste
rious reason to leave the bulk .of his im
mense fortune to Paris.
The will requires the city of Paris to
keep the graves of the Dutult family In
conditions the collection would have re
verted to the city of Rome.
HEARS LANGTRY'S PLAY
Edward Rspresaea the Hope Actress
Will "Make Good", on Her
(Copyright. 1902. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Deo. 13. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram) When King
Edward VII received Mra. Langtry between
lne clB 01 ner PlaT- proaucea Deiore me
household, be aald:
"l hoPe m American frlenda will see
tbat your tour Is a big success."
Although the king's command to Mra.
Langtry to give a seml-prtvate perform
ance of her new play before sailing for
the United States was regarded as a very
weary and amused herself by scanning the
audience through her glasses, while the
king carefully followed the play. The per
formance' waa rather depreaslng, because
the only occupants of the pit, where the
applause comes from, were royal aervants,
who were too great sticklers for royal
etiquette to applaud without the king's
Mrs. Langtry' daughter, Mrs. Ian Mai
co,m w" Dot Present, but plenty of
I fashionable women were there and went
vk, ,h. .. K-t .,. ni,..
th. klng rece,Ted Mr,. Lag,ry ' between
the third and fourth acts the queen waa
SELLING WOMEN AND CHILDREN
Desperate Remedy of Rnsslan Peas.
ante to Prevent Them
(Copyright. 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
ST. PETERSBURG. Dec. U. (New York
World Cableexam Soecial Telearam.l
Harrowing accounte of the condition of the
starving peasanta come from the central
I provinces or Kussia. The atate or affairs
In the government (or province) of
Krovroft Is almost incredible.
Regular auction aalea of women and chtl-
dren are held there, the wlvea, daughters
and little ones of men who. are too poor to
buy food for them being knocked down to
the highest bidder In order that they' may
not perish. A sound, wholesome young girl
fetches 1135. A healthy child sella tor from
l to $25.
I Speculators are said to do a thriving
business by fattening their emaciated pur
I ceases son selling mem again, wnoie ram
I 111. a - - ...Kal.rln am - lit, I- Ml
with the ground bark of trees, while roots I
nd herbs are boiled with the flesh of
diseased animals to make eoup.
SALOON MAN FOOTS THE BILL
Danish Pollen Compels Him to Bead
Tipsy Men Homo In
(Conyrlght, l". by Press Publishing Co.)
COPENHAGEN. Dec. 13. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Denmark
I has devised a new plan to check Inebriety.
j The police now compel the aa loon keeper
who sells tbe "last glaas ' to a tipsy man
j to pay for a carriage to take him home.
land if the man doea any damage or needs
I medical treatment the saloon keeper who
I gave bint the final drink foots the bill.
CAPTURES THE IRISH
Wife of Present Vicsroj Hai Won Her Way
Into Their Hearts.
SUDDEN ILLNESS IS CAUSING CONCERN
; Overtaxes Henelf Looking After the Wants
of the Poor on the Island.
HAS HAD A MOST ROMANTIC CAREER
Succeeds in Miking a Model Hnsbaad Out
of a Disiolute Youth.
EARL IS PROSTRATED BY HER ILLNESS
Belief Ho Woald Resign the Vice
royalty, "Which Promises So Much
for Ireland, la Case Sho
(Copyright. 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. Dec. 13. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The seri
ous illness of the countess of Dudley, the
wife of Ireland's present viceroy, causes
widespread concern, especially in rreiana,
where she haa manifested the kindliest dls
position toward the poor.
During her recent motor tour with the
earl of Dudley through the poverty-stricken
districts of Connaught she entered the
lowliest - cottages and made personal in
quiries into the wants of the occupants.
She sat by turf Area nursing cottagers'
children. She has a very sweet voice and
gave great delight to the children by the
wayside and In achools by singing to them.
The wives of two men who have been in
prison twenty-two years under life sen
tences for complicity In the Maamtrasno
murder personally appealed to the countess
for their husbands' release and two days
later the men were set free.
The history of the countess' childhood
and early lite la romantic and somewhat
mysterious. She had alwaya been under
the care of Adeline, duchess of Bedford, a
sister of Lady Henry Somerset, who, like
her, having made an unhappy marriage, de
voted her life to philanthropic works. Tho
countess' mother was connected with the
Bedford family and was a very beautiful
woman. She married Charles Guerney, who
lived apart from her for twenty yeara
before his death in New York a few years
Mrs. Guerney kept a bonnet shop in Lon
don and the prince of Wales is credited
with having had a strong admiration for
her. On the death of her husband she
very soon married Colonel Stracey of the
Coldstream Guards. She Is still living.
though she never is heard of in society
and waa not present at her daughter's wed
ding In 1891.
Reforms Her Hnabaad.
The earl of Dudley was In a fair way to
squander hla fortune and spoil his career
when he met and fell in love with Rachel
Guerney, a peanllesa protege of the duchess
of Bedford. She completely reformed him.
One of the conditions on which she married
him was that he should give up gambling
and horse racing. He was greatly addicted
to both, and was himself, though slightly
lame, a noted steeplechase rider. 81nce his
marriage he has forsworn the turf, and un
til he went to South Africa in 1900 he never
had been aeparated from hla wife for a
day. They were and are the most de
voted couple. They have a son 8 yeara old
and two beautiful daughters.
The earl was taken Into Lord Salisbury's
1895 government as under secretary of the
Board of Trade. He showed some talent
as well as industry in the work of the de
When the king threw his weight Into the
balance in favor of the new regime, con
cession to Irish demands, which now Is
barely Inaugurated, his Influence was exer
cised to get the vlceroyalty for
Lord Dudley as against the duke of
Marlborough, whose connection with
the Hamilton family, which Is most un
popular In Ireland, as well as his own un
sympathetic temperament, rendered him
The earl of Dudley Is prostrated by the
countess' Illness. He never leaves the
viceregal lodge in Phoenix park, where ahe
was stricken. It Is believed tbat her recent
exertions proved too much tor her con
stitution, which is not robust, inducing the
attack of appendicitis, which manifested
itself suddenly In a virulent form.
It Is believed that Lord Dudley would re
tire from the vlceroyalty If the countess'
Illness ahould terminate fatally.
KRUGER A BROKEN DOWN MAN
Appears Absorbed In Bitter Recollec
tions of the Evils Which Hare
(Copyright. 1902. by Press Publishing Co.)
MENTONE, France, Dec. 13. (New York
World Cablegram Special Telegram.) Mr.
Kruger's health haa slightly Improved aince
he came here, but it is plain to anyone
that the old man's worst ailment is not
physical. He looke the picture of misery.
When one meets htm driving with hla
daughter and grandchildren he appears to
be oblivious to everything around him. He
! ever amlle. but looka lost in bitter recol
j lection of the evila which have befallen
"lm B1 hl" country.
: - s
strong desire to be permitted to return to
the Transvaal to end hla days near Pre
toria. Some aympathlzera undertook to
plead bis cause with British Colonial Secre
tary Chamberlain. Two wealthy friends
even offered to go bail for $50,000 each aa
a guaranty for Kruger's good behavior in
South Africa. But the colonial office la
afraid to aaaent. owing to the atate of
! feeling In the Transvaal, where all classes
and racea are dlacontented under the new
INVENTS NEW KIND OF AIRSHIP
American Eaalaeer Combines the Idea
of an Aatomobllo aad aa
(Copyright. 1902. by Preaa Publishing Co.)
PARIS. Dec 13. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Arthur Ware
of New York, aa architect and engineer,
well known In the Latin quarter of Paris,
haa invented a remarkable machine. It la
said, a combination of automobile and air
ship, equallug either In speed and avoiding
tbe dangers of both.' Ware keeps the de
tails of his invention a close secret. He
declares that he can rise easily from the
ground and surmount obstacles without
difficulty. He promisee to make a trial
of his invention U the Beta de Boulogne
MOTOR CARS ON EXHIBITION
Afford Striking Testimony of the
Growth and Importance of
Jew Industry. ,
(Copyright, iy2, by Tresa Publishing Co.)
PARIS. Dec. 13. (New Tork World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) The moat Im
portant automobile exhibition ever seen In
France Is attracting a large number of
visitors to the Grand Palais. The show Is
not only artistic, but Is striking testimony
to the Importance of the industry, which a
few yeara ago was unknown, and.' .icli
Prance Is far ahead of any ota & .ion.
The greatest novelty show Is fr f Ger
man house, the Daimler compae ,'ann
statt. So evident Is the super' -3 of Its
Mercedes, car that the Freo
turers have paid their rivals
compliment possible by I'
honeycomb radiator made in,
Two British makes are alar
the first time, the Napier a '
The makers In the Unite'
resented by the Locomobllf
C? tig the
a are rep
shows a very large and vi-i collection
of carrtagea, the chief advantagea of which
are a saving In fuel and water, lightness
A car which attracte much attention uses
a combination of petroleum and electricity
and was made partly by Daimler and partly
by Lohne of Vienna. The power Is con
veyed directly to motors on the front wheels
from' a twenty-eight horse power Mercede
engine, which drives a dynamo. The ad
vantagea of this new car are said to be
the complete absence of side slip and the
abolition of chain and speed gear
Another new car which haa a peculiar
apearance is believed to Indicate a radical
change In motor car construction within
the next few years. It is known as the
Mercedes-Mlxte armor protected automo
bile, and waa built for the French min
ister of war by Charon, Oirardot A Volgt
It excltea much curiosity with Its Hotch
klss rapid-firing gun pointing out through
a bole in a bullet-proof shield, the gun
has a firing capacity of 600 shots a minute
Experiments have proven It more destruc
tive than a regiment of infantry by 80 per
cent. The motor Is of twenty-two horse
power. The machine, with gun and ammu
nltion. weighs 3,000 pounds.
Owing to the way German ideas are an
nexed by the French manufacturers the
Mercedes people resolved not to exhibit
their newest models in the Grand Palais,
saying they are not yet ready, but the
World correspondent learna that the Daim
ler cars for 1903 are of two types, an
elghteen-horse power machine to be sold at
15.000 and a sixty-five horse power ma
chine at $10,000, or, with carriage work
THOUSANDS ARE UNEMPLOYED
Gravity of London Situation Increases
In Spite of Ministerial
(Copyright, 1902, by Press Publtehlng Co.)
LONDON, Dec. 1$. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The prob
lem of the unemployed Increases in gravity
In London. Theri-are,.20,t'M) time-expired
soldiers 1n"The army' of the tile and trae
is growing slacker every day. Something
like a free fight takes place In the dark
mornings at the London dock yarda, where
not one In twenty of the waiting men la set
t n wnrlt.
Premier Balfour denied in the' House of
Commons that the distress Is exceptional or
demands apeclal measures, although the
agencies working in the poor districts main
tain that the outlook is worse than In any
year since 1894.
Kelr Hardie has called attention to the
subject in Parliament with no great suc
cess. He says the unemployed are growing
exasperated at official denials of their pri
What makes the situation worse Is that
the cost of, living haa Increased nearly 15
per cent In the poor districts since last
year. The bakers of the East End bave
just advanced the prlcea of bread. Not
only unskilled but also skilled labor la suf
fering. There la great stagnation In the
building and allied trades.
Several London papers have started sub
scrlptlons to maintain aoup kitchens and
considerable sums have been collected. But
uch help can only touch the outer fringe
of destitute workera.
The government glvea no promise of help
In tbe way of public works. It Is believed
in the Eaat End that the ministry's attitude
is dictated by a desire to drive young men
Into the army, for which recruiting has been
at a standstill since the war ended. Most
workmen will endure any privation rather
than enlist, the war having made the army
more unpopular than ever.
Distress la being particularly felt among
the stage "supers" and ballet girls. The
theatrical funda are being heavily called
upon to relieve terrible cases of destitution
among that claaa.
To add to the gloomy prospect a black
frost la foretold and apparently Is now be
ginning to set in.
KING NOW OWNS MONTE CRIST0
Isle Made Fanaoaa by Damas Now
Favorite Reeort of Victor
(Copyright, 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
ROME, Dec. 13 (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) The Isle of
Monte Crlsto, which Dumas rendered fa
miliar to thousands of readers, has become
the property of King Victor Emmanuel III
and ia one of hla favorite haunts. It is
there that he goea on some of those Im
promptu trips that astonish hla aulte by
their euddennesa. He has had a sort of
hunting pavilion built, and, being au en
thusiastic botanist, has several fields In
cultivation which he watches with the
The legend of the hidden treasure of the
Island Is still cherished by the Islanders.
Not very long ago a mayor of Sardinia went
there with two workmen and vigorously
turned the soil la search of the treasure.
The king haa no such Illusion, but finds
there In lieu of gold a treasure of solitude.
TIMES STICKS TO ITS CHARGE
Dr. Parker's Frlenda Inrenaed at Ac
cusation of Mercenary
(Copyright. 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Dee. II. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The Tlraes
haa excited great Indignation among Kev.
Dr. Joseph Parker's admirers by alleging
that he made a large fortune out of the
City Temple, and that money making waa
an ever present motive with him. Dr.
Parker's will provides for a personal eatate
of $25,000. This, It if asserted, disproves
the Times' accusation, but the Times de
clines to withdraw it. Tbe money la left,
not to the City Temple, but to Dr. Parker'a
ITALY JOINS ALLIES
Tells Yeneiuela Its Debts Must Also Be
Faid at Onoa.
CASTRO REFUSES BRITAIN AND GERMANY
Answers Ultimatum with Flat Denial of All
TEXT OF ALLIES' NOTE IS MADE PUBLIC
Britain and Germany Both Offer to Aooept
B0WEN SECURES EXTENSION OF PEACE
Germans la Caracas Visit Combined
Fleet aad (rare Commanders to
Accept Republic's Reported
Offer of Medlatloa.
CARACAS, Dee. 13. It Is now stated that
Italy has handed to the Venezuelan gov
ernment similar demands to those made by
Germany and Oreat Britain for the pay
ment of her claima.
Three thousand two hundred Venezuelan
troops are in the neighborhood of La
BERLIN. Dec. 13. President Castro's re
ply to the German ultlms'us, is a refusal to
yield on any point.
The Foreign office has not received the
text of the reply, but only a bulletin from
the German charge d'affaires, Herr von Pll
grlm-Baltazzt, dated December 10, announc
Ing that the president's answer had been
placed In his handa that day, and that the
Venezuelan executive refused to yield to
any of the German demands.
This telegram, with the text of the reply,
was filed at Port of Spain, Island of Trini
dad. With this exception the Foreign office
has received no news since yesterday to
Indicate that the situation baa grown worse.
A landing In force la not considered prob
able under any contingency. The orders to
blockade the coast stand, and that la all
the naval commanders for the present are
authorized to do.
Any proposition that Minister Bowen
might make in behalf of President Castro
would be received In a good spirit and care
fully considered, out of regard for the chan
nel of its transmission, but no proposition
to arbitrate haa yet reached Berlin. Neither
Is the Foreign office aware that the United
Statea has made so far any suggestion to
Herr von Pllgrim-Baltazzl Is still on
board a British vessel in the harbor of La
Italy Likely to Take Hand.
CARACAS, Dec. IS. A new complication
has arisen. It la feared that Italy will
deliver a memorandum asking for tbe same
treatment aa Great Britain and Germany
are demanding. Up to the present moment
It is impossible to obtsln definite Informa
tion on the matter, but the Italian lega
tion denies the delivery of any ultimatum.
The news of the arrival of the British
Commodore Montgomery at La Guayra has
created excitement at Caracas, but up to
t tonight the authorities here have no
knowledge of hla intentions, though In gov
ernment circles it Is believed a notifica
tion of tbe blockade of the coast will be
Acting on the advice of Mr. Bowen, peace
will be maintained for twenty-four hours
more, and even if the Anglo-German forcea
disembark at La Guayra the troops in the
fort and the newly-erected redoubts will
not fire on them. This Is to give time for
Washington to answer as to the proposal
for arbitration made to Berlin and London.
President Castro has taken up a new
attitude and haa ordered reprisals to cease,
and yesterday gave Instructions that all
the property of British and German rail
roads and British telephone companies
should be returned. The government will
still retain the control of the La Guayra
railroad, but Its administration will be left
Patriotic demonstrations took place again
yeaterday and today. The Venezuelans
have decided also to boycott all goods
manufactured In Germany and Great Brit
ain and In all atores notices are posted de
claring that henceforth the owners will re
fuae to sell goods coming from those coun
tries. A special train left Caracas for La
Guayra this afternoon, taking Alfred
Blohm, a leading German merchant, and a
German banker of Caracas, on a special
mission to try and obtain Germany's ac
ceptance of arbitration. President Castro
gave the delegates passports, though the
Initiative waa taken by Germane and not
by the government.
Demands of the British.
The following are coplea of the demands
presented by tbe British and German min
isters on Monday, December 8, before em
barking at La Guayra:
To the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Re-
filylng to your excellency's note of the 4th
nstant,I h-ive the honor to Inform you
that 1 have received Instructions from his
majesty's government to the Venezuelan"
government, in writing, given full explana
tions and showing that there exists no
legitimate ground tor complaint. Nor does
hla majesty s government think that there
Is any reason to attribute blame to the
authorities of Trinidad, who at once acted
conformably with Instructlona.
I have he honor to further express that
Ms majesty s government regrets the situa
tlon which haa arisen, but cannot accept
your note aa sufllclent reply to my com
munication, nor aa Indicative of the Inten
tion of the Venezuelan government to
satisfy the claims which his majenty'a gov
ernment have brought forward, and It
must be understood that they Include all
well founded claims which have arisen In
consequence of the last civil war, and the
previous ones, ana tne ill treatment and lm
prisonment of Brilinh subjects, and also In
elude an arrangement for foreign debt.
Wants to Establish Principle.
t have asked the Venezuelan aovernment
to make a declaration that they recognize
In principle the Justice of these claims, that
they will Immediately make compensation
In the navigation cases and the cases above
mentioned and in those In which lirltUh
aubjecta have been unjustly imprisoned
or ill treated, and that respecting other
claima thev will accept the decision of a
mixed commlH.ilon as t) the amount and
guaranty which should be given for pay
ment. I have also exprese1 the hope that the
Venezuelan government will dfer to these
demands and not oblige hla majesty's gov
ernment to take step to obtain satisfac
tion. 1 have added that hla majesty's govern
ment has been informed of the claims of
the German government against Venezuela
and that tbe two governments have agreed
to operate jointly for the purpose of ob
taining an arrangement of all their claims
and that his nmteaty's government will
require tha Immediate payment of a sum
equal to that which in the first case should
be ald to the tlrrnmn government. A
balance after the payment of urgent claim
shall be held on account of the liquida
tion of the claima which might go before
I have, moreover, instructions from his
majesty's government to slate clearly that
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THE BEE BULLETIN.
forecst fnr Nebraska Snow SnndsTI Pa'r
Mon-lav; Colder in West. Snow in f.asi
1 Connteaa Dndler Captlvnlea Irish.
I.onitnn orety Hr Tew Qneen.
Caafrn Itelecta the Terma.
Crll In 1 nlon rncllle Strike.
3 Italv Gets Into War Game.
Kearney Man Meeta a Trale Knd.
S Lincoln Aaylnm Ge Coal at I.aat.
Facea Chora; of Mnrder.
4 Total of City Assessment.
B Bishop McCnbe Retnrna to Omaha.
Woman Prowna In a Clatern.
Sonth Omaha Mall Carrier Arreated
A Inat Week In Omaha Society
T Cheap Power and Mailt for Omaha,
n Council Rlnffa and Iowa Xews.
10) Honae Takea Ip Trnat Qoestlon.
Stndr of the Artesian Flow.
11 Affairs In Sonth Omnha.
Mlrhlran Aiseaaea Railroads High.
14 Amnaementa and Mnalc.
IT Paatlmca of Byarone Days.
What to flat on Christmas,
Game la Sot Protected.
11 Anecdotea of Kx-Seaker Reed.
1ft Weekly Review of Sporta.
XI llancea to Cloae at Twe:ve O'clock.
Proteat on Ratca Made by Hill.
Strikers' Contempt Hearlna- Enda.
ita In the Domain of Women.
Hit Story, "Seven Secreta.
117 Mnrkets and Financial.
HO Voids Archduke Is In Hlaja Favor,
Treasury Will Kot Help Speculator
Kchoea of the Ante-Room.
Temperatare at Omnha Veaterdayl
Hoar. Dear. llonr. Pec.
Ba m 21 1 p. m 114
O a. m SiO a p. ni 20
7 a. m 20 a p m 211
H n. m 2(1 4 p. m 2)1
a. m 1st p. nt 31.1
10 a. ni IT p. m 24
11 a. m IN T p. ni 21
12 nt.. , 23
MRS. GRANT IS DYING FAST
Widow of tho Former Prealdent
May Expire at Any
WASHINGTON, Dee. 13. Mra. Ulysses S.
Grant, wife of the former president, la
dangerously ill at her home In this city.
She has been suffering from a severe at
tack of bronchltia for some time and now
valvular disease of the heart, with kidney
complications, haa developed, and the
gravest apprehensions are felt.
A audden change for the worse occurred
late last night and ahe la again worse today.
Drs. Gardner, McDonald and Bishop have
been in consultation during the afternoon
and Dr. Bishop remained at the house
throughout the night.
Telegrama have been sent to Mrs. Grant's
Bona, General Fred D. Grant, commander
of the Department of Texas; Ulysses 8.
Grant and Jesse Grant, both of whom are
at San Diego, Cel., notifying them to come
at once to Washington. Mra. Sartoria, her
daughter. Is at Mrs. Grant's bedside.
.. After the physic Ian a called tonight It was
tated that Mra. Grant was a little better
than earlier In tbe day, but It waa pos
sible she would not survive the night. She
,B , a teebIe condUion and tha 8ever9
drain that the bronchitis has made upon her
system precipitated an olc1 trouble with the
Mrs. Grant spent last summer at Coburg,
hut her condition at tbat time was far from
good. She waa taken quite III in October
and on tbe Advice of her physicians was
hurriedly brought to Washington in a spe
cial car, arriving on the 17th of that month.
She has been confined to her bed most
of the time since then, although on sev
eral occasions she has succeeded In wajk-
ing about the house and haa been out of
doors once or twice. She is about 75 years
GIVES RAILROADS MORE TIME
Judge Stopa Sale of Property on
Account ef I.aat Year's
DENVER, Dec. 13. Judge Hallett of the
United States district court late today
Issued Injunctions against the treasurer of
the city and county of Denver restraining
blm from selling the property of the rail
roads and express companies doing business
here for the taxes of 1901, which are being
withheld on the ground that the assessment
WRECKING TRAIN DERAILED
Frelajht Smash In Mlaaoarl Calla for
Help and l.eada to Second
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Dec. 13. A freight
train on the Hannibal t St. Joseph railroad
wae wrecked near Brookfleld, Mo., about
10 this evening.
It Is not known whether anyone was in
jured. A wrecking train from Brookfleld, going
to the wreck, was also derailed.
DEAN FAIR RESTS QUIETLY
Late Hour Hla Condition Waa
More Favorable Than on Pre
Inquiry at a late hour laat night elicited
from a member of Dean Campbell Fair's
family the statement that the dean waa
resting very quietly and that the hope of
the doctors waa that he would spend a
better night thau the preceding one, which
had not been very satisfactory.
Movements of Ocean Vessels Dee. IS.
At New York Arrived: Mlnnetonka. from
London; Lucanla, from Liverpool and
Queenstown; Patricia, from Hamburg,
Boulogne and Plymouth; 8t. Paul, from
Southampton and Cherbourg.
At iSreenock Arrived: Carthagenlan,
from Philadelphia via St. Johna, N. F.
At Bermuda Railed : Karamanla, from
Naples, ut-noa, etc., lor New tork.
At Cherbourg Sailed: 8t. Louis, from
Southampton, for New York.
At Glasgow Sailed: Anchorla, for New
At Hull Arrived: Hafts, from Baji Fran
cisco via Coronet, Montevldlo and St. Vinc
ent, C. V.
At Shlmorosekl 8alled: Indrula, from
Hong Kong, for Portland. Ore.
At Sagrea Passed: Nord America from
New York, for Naples and Genoa.
At Lizard Passed: Kelglan, from Port
land, for Antwerp: La Savnle. for Havre;
La Champagne, from New York, for Havre.
At IJverpool Arrived: BelKenland. from
Philadelphia; Armenian, from Boston;
Cainpunlu. from New York. Sailed: Etru
rla, for New York.
At Antwerp Sailed: Kroonland, for New
At Havre Balled: La Bavole, for New
At Genoa Arrived: Blcilla, from New
At Yokohama Arrived: Athenian, from
Vancouver via Honolulu, for Hong Kong;
Gaelic, from nan Francisco via Honolulu,
for Hong Kong; Shlno JUaxu, from Seattle,
CRISIS IN THE STRIKE
Sonferenct Between Presides t Burt and
Leaders of Boiler Makers.
MAY BE THE BEGINNING OF THE END
Or Trouble May Be Intended to Southerm
HARR1MAN TAKES A HAND IN THE GAME
Telegraphs McNeil to Confer with President
of Union Faoifio.
BURT LEAVES FOR EAST AFTER SESSION
It la Believed that He Goes to Con.
anlt with Harrlman About Nego
tiations for Settlement
of the Strike.
The turning point has been reached la
the Union Pacific strike. One of two thlnge
le regarded certain: The beginning of the
end Is at hand or the strike will be spread
to tbe Southern Pacific, and possibly the en
tire Harrlman system. Another week or
less will determine the course.
President Burl of the Union Pacific, yes
terday received in conference at hie office
at general headquarters President John Mc
Neil of the International Brotherhood of
Boiler Makers and Iron Shipbuilders. Presi
dent Ed Kennedy of the district and local
lodges and President Dave O'Donnell of the
boiler makers' helpers. Vital results are
understood to Impend as a consequence of
this conference. Neither President Burt nor
President McNeil, or either of hie associ
ates, would, however, divulge the details of
this meeting. McNeil said: "We were
most cordially received by President Burt
and had a very friendly talk."
This meeting la of special elgnficance,
partially because It Is the first time tbe
strikers and officials have come together
since early In the stages of the strike, and
really Is the first and only time they have
met for the discussion of anything akin to
an adjustment of difficulties.
It was learned from sources outside that
President Burt had resolved to make a trip
to New York to consult with higher offi
cials there, supposedly on matters relating
to tbe aettlement of the trouble. He left
last night and It has been definitely
learned, that all developments await his
return or word from blm. It Is believed
that when President Burt haa reviewed
the situation with Mr. Harrlman and other
directors of the Union Pacific In tbe east
some tangible grounds of settlement will
Request of Mr. Harrlman.
Yesterday's meeting wae called at the
special request of E. H. Harrlman,' who
wired from New York to both President
McNeil and President Burt. Prenldent Mc
Neil and Mr. Harrlman had been In com
munication for several days over ten en
gines which were In use by the Union Pa
cific. Mc.s'ell and other "strike leaders
took tne poaltton that these engines, which
have but recently deft the shops in the
eaat, were Southern Pacific engines and
were turned over to the Union Pacific to
help it out of its present dilemma. The
strike leaders made it plain to Mr. Harrl
man that they would not tolerate this and
President McNeil arranged to call every
boiler maker out on the Southern Pacific
system if the engines were not withdrawn.
The machinists and blacksmiths prepared
for similar action. This information was
transmitted to Mr. Harrlman In a telegram
by Mr. McNeil. Harrlman Insisted that
the engines were not Southern Pacific en
gines, but were built for the Union Pacific,
and President Burt urged the same thing.
Regardless of the actual ownership of
the engines, it la evident that Mr. Harrl
man does not want any trouble on tho
Southern Pacific and is doing everything
in his power to avert it. The strikers ap
preciate this fact and, while opposed to
precipitating new trouble, they appear to
be firm in their resolution that these en
gines were built primarily for the Southern
Pacific and must be withdrawn from the
Union Pacific or a etrlke will be declared
on the former road. As a matter of faqt.
the strikers take the ground that the
Southern Pacific and Union Pactflo are one
and the same, but since officials Insist
otherwise they are determined to force
their proposition for the removal of these
"engines of war."
Southern Men Are Ready,
Telegrams have been received by Presi
dent McNeil from every division on the
Southern Pacific In response to those sent
by him, saying that tbe men are ready
to lay down their tools on a moment's no
tice. If negotiations for a settlement,
which It is confidently believed have been
Initiated, fall, or, in other words, If tho
Union Pacific and Southern Pacific officials
positively refuse to withdraw these ten
engines, persisting in tbe claim that they
are Union Pacific property, it can be stated
on the word of President McNeil that he
will order a general strike on the Southern
Pacific. Tbe general Impression prevails,
however, that tbe Influence of Harrlman
will operate for the perfection of these
President Burt has just completed a tour
of the entire Union Pacific system. It la
thought hie views of the situation have
been materially modified by this inspec
tion. However, tbe president yesterday
would not commit himself. The very fact
of his going to New York to confer with
other officials Immediately after Inspecting
the system and discussing matters with
strike leadera is taken as evidence of his
willingness to settle on reasonable terms.
It cannot be disputed that tbe strikers.
boiler makers, machinists and blacksmiths
bave stood shoulder to shoulder since the
Inauguration of tbe strike last June, six
monthi ago, when they refused to accept
the piecework scale proposed by tbe Union
Pacific and left the shops. Nor can It be
gainsaid tbat tbe men have once weakened
or manifested a disposition to give up.
Their determination has been unyielding
from the first, they have displayed the n.asf.
serene air of confidence In their power and
ability to win. In this frame of mind, with
adequate financial resources at their com
mand, tbe strikers bave waged a system
atic and effective fight and there is no
doubt but at this time these facts are for
cibly Impressed upon the minds of Presi
dent Burt, Mr. Harrlman and others. I
bbopa Kept lu Operation.
The company's shops have been kept In
operation, 'tis true, but chiefly, if not en
tirely, as the strikers all along have main
tained, by unskilled and Incompetent work
men. The situation has been so controlled
by the strikers, together with natural con
ditions, that It has been difficult indeed for
the Union Pacific to get hold of men who
were thorough mechanics or up to tbe
standard of thoae who are on a strike.
Thousands of men have come and gone and
hundreds are new la the employ ef tbe
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