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    The Omaha Daily Bee
Drops Fail All Oyer Country u Betult of
Copious kains.
Pea Hot Grow and Potatoes An Not
Fod ii Bo Bitter That Horses Befusa to
Swa'ljw It.
Uintan Sama Arc Voted to Give Re
lief, bat Maar Will Mlu Dla-
Thla Knlif Christ,
mas Day-.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 21. Tbe average
grain crop gathered in Finland Is valued
at (30,000,000. The estimated value of the
1M2 crop la $20,000,000. While this loss Is
generally distributed' throughout the coun
try, the provinces of Uleaborg, Kuplo,
Vasa, St. Michael and portions of Vlbourg,
are practically without grain.
Teas have entirely failed and the potato
crop haa not been gathered, the hay has
rotted or been swept away by floods. The
disaster Is due to the late spring, the nearly
continuous chilly rains and the early frost
which was recorded on August 10. In the
north there have been only halt a dozen
.days when It did not rain. The rains also
spoiled the fishing.
Bo complete was the failure of vegeta
tion that hundreds of dead birds have been
found In the forests. The present .crop
failure la the wont that has been ex
perienced for the UBt fifty years, but it is
hoped that better methods of communica
tion will facilitate the work of relief and
avoid wholesale deaths by hunger and
Grind larlpe Grata.
There are, all told, about BOO parishes
in Finland, 194 of wilch are now nearly
destitute. The agricultural board has re
ceived reports from 140 parishes, showing
that 106 have food supplies which will
suffice them until Christmas only. The
unripe rye and barley which the people
ara forced to use make a bitter bread,
which even the hungry horses refuse to
eat. In some parti of the country bread
is baked from barley husks and straw,
mixed with a little flour, and la purchased
by the needy people with their boarded
savings. Such bread contains little nutri
tion and is extremely unwholesome. The
peasants have expended all their money for
flour and ar( consequently unable to buy
Count Bobrtkoff, governor general of Fin
land, has Issued an appeal for help in Rus
sia, and a voluntary relief committee has
been organized by Finns, with branches
throughout the country. The Anglo-American
church here is affiliated , with, this
committee. -
Vat Mint at Money.
The senate has decided to expend $JT5,
000 on public works and has allotted $500,
000 for the purchase of grain, which will
be sold to the people at cost. Seventy-live
thousand dollars will be used to encourage
cottage Industries. The provinces and cer
tain cities of Finland have also voted
various sums for relief work, amounting In
all to $500,000. The voluntary relief com
mittee has received $125,000, but It is un
derstood that all this sum has been al
ready expended.
Pastor Qilburn of St. Petersburg has Just
returned from a sledge Journey through
Kuplo province. He found 1,900 - school
children who were In need of food. Of
this number 1,115 were totally destitute. It
Is estimated that 400,000 will be without
tood on Christmas day.
Business in Finland la suffering In sym
pathy with the extreme conditions, but no
failures have yet been recorded and the
banks bava not raised the rate of discount.
Emigration Is Increasing constantly. Up
to November 17, 20,155 persons had left the
country this year via Hanga, while un
known numbers crossed the gulf of Both
nia to Sweden and took passage from
there. The effects of the crop failure on
emigration, however, will be felt more
strongly in 1903.
The Russian government has drawn up
a comprehensive plan tor relieving the
distress which Is widespread throughout
ten governments of European Russia and
some dlstrlcs of Siberia., '
Tasg Fa Slana; Organises Chlaeao
Foreea with Consent of Km-
presa Donafer,
SHANGHAI. Dec. 21. The North China
Dally Newa hears that Tung Fu Siang, the
exiled Chinese commander, la mobilizing In
Kan Bu 10,000 well equipped troops, includ
ing the provincial garrison of 4.000, which
was disbanded by Imperial command. Tung
Fu Siang contemplates the extermination
of foreigners In the provinces of Sben 81
and Kan Bu and the seizure of Slan Fu.
Friendly official are advising foreigners
and missionaries to depart in order to avoid
the impending trouble.
Tung Fu Slang la buying great quantities
of grain and fodder and la In constant com
munication with Prince Tuan, the dowager
empress and Tung Lu, who are believed to
be secretly encouraging him and supplying
him with money.
Haadrcd Votes Vail to General Sard,
WhIW Fifteen BUaWa Are
PORT AU PRINCE. Haytl. Dec. 21.
There waa a disorderly scene at today'a
sitting of congress as a result of violent
speeches by 8ena(or Cauvln and Deputy
Jeannot, who protested against the procla
mation by the army of Geueral Nord as
president of the republic.
One hundred and fifteen votes were cast.
Of these General Nord received 400 and
waa elected, while fifteen of the ballots
were blank. The people of the country de
sire peace and they have received tha re
sult of the announcement of the election
with satisfaction.
Hrlflsm Gets Chlaeao Land.
BRUSSELS. Dee. 22 King Leopold has
concluded negotiations with th. Chinese
government for the cesslcn of a tract of
territory similar to tha aettlemcnta of
other European Battens. Belgium has ac
crued this arrngem' Instead of ft Dae
dal compensation for Its claims arislug
from the rectal rebellion.
llnnberti Declare Safe Fraad Story
Will Sarpnaa Panama
MADRin, Dec. 21. When Mme. Humbert
and others charged with the Parts safe
frauds were arrested yesterday one of them
handed a package containing $48,000 to some
people who lived In the same house. This
package has beer nt to the French con
sulate. .. , .
According to pTa "Mervlews, Fred
erick Humbert derik v7 ' uhe revela
tions of himself and hs. '" "ts will
rival the Panama scandals . ' -i they
were the victims of robbers ed
them. He says that all classes .
from ministers down, will be InvolVt.
Mme. Humbert also claims to have in
Paris documents which compromise promi
nent personages. ,
While the police were waiting to enter
the house Mme. Humbert burned many
papers, including banknotes to the amount
of $1,200.
The ir!sonere are being well treated In
prison. They are permitted to have their
meals sent In from a neighboring restau
rant and all occupy separate cells, though
a careful watch Is kept and they ara not
allowed to receive visitors. '
A maid servant, who was employed by
them In Madrid, said they allowed no one
In their house and started In apprehen
sion at every ring of the bell. They as
sisted In the housework themselves and
the men of the party never went out ex
cept at night.
PARIS, Dec. 21. A special messenger haa
left here for Madrid with the documents
connected with the extradition of thfllum
berts. The prisoners are expected to ar
rive here on Wednesday,
Daratlaa; Deatachland Cylinder Floods
Voaacl with Steam Which Greatly
Alarms Passengers.
PLYMOUTH, Eng., Dec. 21. The Hamburg-American
liner Deutschland arrived
here at 2:15 this afternoon. When nearlng
the Scllly islands a cylinder burst and the
starboard engine was badly damaged. It
will require four months to effect repairs.
One engineer was rather badly scalded. The
steamer left here at tor Cherbourg and
Hamburg. ,
The accident occurred at 1:30 this morn
ing. For a time the vessel was in com
plete darkness and filled with escaping
The passengers were greatly alarmed.
They rushed from tbelr cabins anxiously
making inquiries as to what had occurred.
Excellent discipline, however, was main
tained and when everybody was assured
that there was no danger tha excitement
gradually subsided.
With the exception of the engineer, who
was caught In tha escaping steam, Deutach
land's officers say no one waa seriously In
jured. The steamer came into port using Us
port engines alone at a speed of sixteen
LONDON, Dee. II. The British steamer
Northpolnt arrived, here .today with , the.
crew of the German .steamer ' Pure Oil,
which foundered on December 14. North
point had Pure Oil la tow tor five hours.
Government ,WU1 Introdoea Bill Re
stricting; Emlajranta to Ns
tloaal Vcaaela,
VIENNA, Dec. 21. Early In January the
government Intends to Introduce in the
Reichstag a bill to restrict and regulate
emigration. One of the objects will be to
restrict all Austrian emigrants In Auatrlan
vessels from Trieste Instead of permitting
them to travel by German and other for
eign lines.
The Eremdenblatt, a semi-official organ,
supports the bill In the Interests of home
shipping and estimates that In five years
Austro-Hungarlan emigrants have taken
from the country 28,000,000 florlna, the bulk
of which has been paid to foreign railroads
and steamship lines. It urges the Im
portance of emigrants retaining a sense of
their Austrian citizenship as long aa pos
sible and thinks the proposed bill will as
sist this end by enabling tha government
to protect the emigrants beyond the first
stages of their Journey.
The new measure will follow the. lines
of the Hungarian bill now under parlia
mentary consideration. Tha supporters of
this bill report that emigrants not only
embark at Flume, but Insist that they be
carried on Hungarian ships, manned by
Hungarian crewa and furnished with Hun
garian supplies.
Alfred Moaeler Clalaaa lotted Statee
Workmen Tnra Oat let
ter John.
LIVERPOOL, Dec. 21. Alfred Moseley,
who has Just made a tour of tha United
States with a number of representatives of
British labor uulons, arrived hers today on
He said he hoped reports would be pub
lished within a few weeks, and that as a
result changes would be made in the meth
ods At present employed In several English
tradea. He could not anticipate these re
ports, but was greatly Impressed with the
superiority of American to British 'work
men. The Americans worked harder and
were better trained and educated than the
Englishmen. Mr. Moseley aald he Intended
to take another commission to the United
States in the autumn te Investigate edu
cational conditions.
Political Bankers Fall.
LONDON, Dec. 21. The private banking
firm of J. J. W. Pease of Darlington
has failed, with liabilities estimated at
$2,500,000. It is understood that the family
of the three partners are practically the
only ones affected. The partners In the
firm are three members of the House of
Commons, representing Barnard Camle,
Darlington and Cleveland Yorkshire. Sev
eral friends of the family have offered
financial assistance to arrange a settle
ment. t'hoato Visits Tarkey.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Deo. 21 Mr. Choata,
the American ambassador to Great Britain,
ai.d Mrs. Choate arrived here today. They
were welcomed by the etan) of the Amer
ican legation, and then proceeded te the
British err.batny, where they will spend
several days as the guests of Sir N. R.
Do Rydesewakt la Free.
PARIS. Dee. 21 Tha order dismissing
tha case against Ja"h de Rydezewskl, In
whose apartment Mrs. Ellea Gore was shot
on November 19, haa beea signed,
Nebraska Delegation lavorf Secretary Wil
son i Plant,
Senator MrCeanaa of Marylaad Malt.
Insr the riant of Hla Life la Favor
of This BUI, to Which Maaa.
factarera Object.
(From a Btaff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. (Special.)
Next to the desire for clean meat Is the
disposition to demand plenty of it at a
fair price. Last week congress appropri
ated $500,000 to enable the secretary of ag
riculture to stamp out the foot-and-mouth
disease, which threatened to spread to
every state In the union. The secretary
will do this by destroying hundreds of cat
tle In New England, and already his agents
are engaged In the work of slaughter,
the committee on appropriations and the
committee on agriculture have been con
sidering bills to destroy diseased cattle in
the east the western members, and par
ticularly Chairman Lacey of Iowa and the
committee on public lands, have been busy
devising means for feeding healthy stock
In Nebraska.
The controversy which has arisen in that
state over the alleged Illegal occupancy of
the public lands by the cattlemen has at
tracted national attention. A year or two
ago Secretary Wilson made a personal In
vestigation of the conditions which exist
In western Nebraska. The secretary found
that thousands of sections of land hnd
been denuded of their pasturage through
the system of grazing them In common.
When the secretary of the interior and
the commissioner of the general land office
came to look Into the subject they re
ported In favor of leasing these lands, and
at the same time to provide for reseedlng
them with grasses which will thrive In the
arid regions. It is reported that no method
has yet been devised for Irrigating the arid
acres of western Nebraska, and the only
hope of preventing the further destruction
of pasturage rests upon a plan for curtail
ing the number of animals pastured on
each square mile, thus giving the grasses
time to grow again. The Nebraska dele
gation In congress Is practically a unit in
support of the idea that the lands in con
taoversy are useful only for range pur
poses. It will be decades before they can
be used for agriculture, and they are con
sequently working together to secure the
adoption of the plan recommended by the
secretary of the interior two yeara ago
namely, to lease them to responsible per
sons at a fair, rental which will assure
their preservation, or at least prevent
them from being cropped so closely as to
give the young plants no chance to recu
perate. Inasmuch as the lands In controversy are
valuable only aa range landa, because the
sandy character of the soli makes Irriga
tion practically Impossible, It Is claimed
that some plan should be adopted which
will bring about returns to the govern
ment. It Is proposed to do this by leasing
tracts large enough to feed a few hundred
head only, In order to' prevent re monop
oly, and during the remaining days of the
session the western men will devote their
attention very largely to this object.
G I (ran tie Railroad Betterments.
Almost on the same day that congress
provided for a grand union station In the
city of Washington the municipal authori
ties of New York City adopted an ordinance
giving the Pennsylvania railroad the right
to tunnel through the borough of Manhat
tan and both the East and North rivers. In
one week legislative bodies have taken ac
tion which will assure enormous progress
In facilities for travel between the north
and south. During several years past the
Pennsylvania company has been engaged
In practically rebuilding the greater part
of lta roadway between the capital and the
metropolis. Millions of dollars have been
and are being expended In betterments and
millions more must be spent before the
gigantic work contemplated can be com
pleted. When this work is done, however,
it will be possible to shorten the time be
tween New York and Washington by a full
hour. The work will also Join Long Is
land and New Jersey with Manhattan is
land in such, manner as to assure constant
communication In spite of the storms and
the Ice which so frequently hamper and
delay traffic. Washington will benefit In
other ways, too, for the tracks which now
deface the beautiful parkway knowa as
"the Mall" will be removed and the first
step toward the plan for making the capi
tal the most beautiful city In the world
will be taken. The Pennsylvania railroad
has been working to this end for years,
and the successes of the past week are as
gratifying to the people of Washington as
they must be to the officers of the com
Oppose Eight-Hoar Law.
According to declarations made by the
conservative element In the aenate, there
are breakers ahead for the eight-hour bill,
which has passed the house three times
and afterward been killed in the senate.
The senator who is championing the cause
of this measure with Intense seal and per
slsteoce is the chairman of the senate com
mittee on labor, Louis E. McConiaa of
Maryland. McComas wishes to succeed
himself in 1905, and there Is no doubt If be
can get the elght,-hour bill through the
senate after the three disastrous defeats
It has suffered in that body the labor lead
ers and agitators will recognize him aa
their greatest champion. It might be aald
that the manufacturing Interests In Senator
McComas' state are arrayed solidly against
him In his effort to place this bill on the
atatute books of the United States. If such
an event should happen, according to rep
resentations made by representatives of the
great shipbuilding and steel manufacturing
plants of this country, as well as the Na
tlontl Association of Manufacturers, those
Interests would positively refuse to bid on
government work. The contractors argue
that they could not at the same time obey
the provisions of an eight-hour law and
meet the rigid specifications prescribed In
government contracts. They also maintain
that It would work great Injury to the
discipline snd commercial output of their
plants In having In the same establishment
one force of men working eight hour on
public work and another ten hour on pri
vate Jobs. Many of the senators are de
bating In their minds tha remark made
the other day before the aenata committee
on labor by Edwin 8. Cramp, who said that
If an eight-hour law had been enacted
twenty yeara ago, the battle of Santiago
would never have been fought, because It
would have been impossible for hla works
to have turned out the battleships which
destroyed Cervera's fleet. A number of
workmen from tha Cramp shipyards and the
Homestead Steel works testified on one oc
casion that they considered the bill a cur
tailment of their privileges to work aa
long as they pleaaed and a menace to their
(Continued ea Second Page.)
(allforala Collision! Followa Attempt
to Wara Trainmen of Impend,
lasj Iaaa;er.
BRYON, Cel., Dec. 21. Sixteen persons
were killed and twenty-seven Injured In the
collision last night between the south
bound Lea Angelea "Owl" and the Stock
ton flyer. The engine of the local plowed
Its way Into the last coaches of the "Owl,"
which were filled with Fresno people. The
passengers were hurled to the forepart of
the coach and hemmed In by a mass of
debris, their suffering aad danger Intensi
fied a hundred fold by clouds of scalding
steam that poured from the shattered
boiler of the 8tockton engine.
After the "Owl" left the Oakland mole
It waa noted that there was a leak In the
flue of the engine. Thla Increased to such
an extent that It was deemed advisable
to take up a freight engine for relief. The
train officials knew that the Stockton lo
cal was following half aa hour behind and
sent a flagman down the. track to give
It Is said that tha Stockton train got
the warning signal In time and gave the
usual response with whistle blasts. Why
the Incoming train was slot checked, how-
ever, has not been thus tar explained, the
men who could tell being- among the badly
1 Injured.
The victims were spared from fire only
because the oil burners i were extinguished
when the crash came.
Axes and saws were brought Into play,
passengers and train crew lending eager
aid. Messengers were aent to Byron Hot
Springs and Drs. Bird and J. D. Davidson
came quickly to the station. A trained
nurse accompanied them and first aid was
at once given to the mangled, bruised and
scalded sufferers who were lying near the
track. Every effort was made to alleviate
their., sufferings and those who were un
able to proceed on their "Journey were
taken either to the Springs hotel or to
the church In Byron, which was tem
porarily transformed Into a hospital.
None of the passengers of the Stockton
train were Injured and- all of the crew
of the "Owl" escaped unhurt. Of the
killed It was possible to Identify but one
person; the others were not known to
tbelr fellow pausengers and nothing was
found on thera to furnish a clue to their
names or restlence.
Teller Has Foar Republican Oppo
nents for raited States
DENVER. Dec. 21. Senator Henry M.
Teller arrived home from Washington to
day to look after his Interests In the con
test for re-eloctlon. In addition to Mr.
Teller the announced candidates are: For
mer Senator Edward O. Wolcott, Frank C.
Goudy of Denver, District Judge Walter N.
Dixon of Pueblo and Irving Howbert of
Colorado Springs. Teller claims the entire
democratic vote on Joint ballot and will
probably get It, as there Is no one op
posed to him In the democratic party.
The remaining four candidates will di
vide the republican eupport. Goudy claims
to have about- two-tktrB ef -threpub
llcan members of the legialature pledged
and thla claim Is said by well Informed
leaders not to be sanguine.
But mnch depends on the outcome of
contests now before the state canvassing
board. Should the democrats be seated the
house will stand: Democrats, 32; repub
licans, S3.
The canvassing board contains two pop
ulists, elected through fusion with demo
crats. Failure to accept propositions for
fusion at the present election held out by
populfets has caused some 111 feeling and
It is feared the populists will seek re
venge now through their representatlvea on
the canvassing board.
The Illness of a representative-elect at
Hot Springs, Ark., also complicates mat
ters. Should he be compelled to remain
away and the democrats be seated the vote
In the house would be a tie.
Spoils Hla Holiday, Tkosgh Ho Goea
Rldlnaj la After,
RAPIDAN, Va., Dec. 21. In a driving
rain the president, Mrs. Roosevelt and four
of their children, accompanied by tbelr
host, Mr. Joseph Wllmer, went horseback
riding this afternoon. The party left the
Wllmer house shortly after 3 and did not
return until after 5.
It has rained here hard and Increasingly
since an early hour last night. This morn
ing tbe president and his family and Mr.
Wllmer drove to the picturesque little
Episcopal church in Raptdan. The trjp was
made In a big carriage capable of seating
comfortably ten persons. It was drawn by
four horses, Mr. Wllmer himself drlvlDg.
Not more than a score of worshipers braved
the storm to attend the service.
At the conclusion Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt
were greeted, cordially by the pastor and
the few members of the parish present, the
Introductions being made by Mr. Wllmer.
Owing to the severe rainstorm the wild
turkey hunt planned for tomorrow has been
The president and his family will return
to Washington tomorrow morning on a
special train leaving Rapldan at 9 and due
in Washington at 11:25. .
California Senate Committee necora
menda lawi Barring; Caa
aamptlvea from State,
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. Dec. 21. The com
mittee appointed by the state senate to
report on consumptives coming to Califor
nia from eastern states and the proposed
plan to establish a state institution tor tbe
care has decided to recommended restric
tive legislation.
It was decided not to support the plan
of establishing a home for patients, the
committee being of the opinion that such
a move would only result in encouraging
persons suffering with tuberculosis to come
to California.
Robbers Who Held I p Restaaraat aad
Stores Cssght la Iadlaaa
LOGOTEE, Ind.. Dee. 21. Word was re
ceived here tonight that farmers had sur
rounded In a barn west of this place the
outlaws who held up ths night clerks at
Patterson's restaurant, robbed two stores
and attempted to rob the White River bank
here yesterday morning.
A posse of t-venty armed men left at
once, accompanied by detectlvea employed
by the bank and Insurance companies, to
assist to tbe capture.
Golden Bnla Jones Says Roosevelt li Greater
Than Government-
C'lalma Battle la Marder aad Declarea
So Son of Hla Shall Draw Sword
to Defead Katloa'a Com-
CHICAGO, Dec. 21. "Theodore Roose
velt as a man Is greater than the govern
ment he represents. While the govern
ment of the United States was unable to
restore peace In the anthracite region.
Roosevelt, not as president, but as a man,
suggested a rational way to settle the
trouble. The man triumphed and the prob
lem was solved."
Thus spoke "Golden Rule" Jones, mayor
of Toledo, O., before the Chicago Peace so
ciety today. He sought te show that force
of arms was futile, that It was Inexcusablo
and that killing In battle was murder.
Mr. Jones declared, however, that he
was an optimist, and In spite of recent
wars, he said, the world waa better off
than It was 100 years ago and was con
tinually improving- That brought him to
tb late coal strike In Pennsylvania and
caused the reference to the president.
He criticised Major General Young, who
at a banquet In Cleveland on Saturday
night spoke of the necessity of force to
maintain the supremacy of national com
merce. "No one will accuse me of being unpa
triotic," said he, "but I would not raise a
boy to go into the army or the navy to
support commerce of this Hind."
Rev. Francis J. Barry, chancellor of the
archdiocese of Chicago; Joseph Stols of tbe
i Jewish faith and Rev. Jenkln Lloyd Jones
were the other speakers.
Chicago Vlvlscctlonist Demonatratea
Possibility of Administering
Local Treatment.
CHICAGO, Dec. 21. After a series of ex
periments, covering more than five years,
W. Byron Coakley, a well-known vlvlsec
tlonlst of Chicago, has discovered that It
Is possible to admlniater local treatment
to the heart. By meaus of a fine hollow
golden needle, seven or eight inches long,
which he terms "organotone," Dr. Coakley
not only has been able to pierce the heart
without causing death, but to inject Into
it various fluids without subjecting the pa
tient to the slightest danger.
Thus far he has been compelled to con
fine his experiments to dogs, rabbit and
similar animals, but so certain Is he of his
ground that he will attempt to secure a
human subject for a demonstration he has
been asked to irake before the International
Medical congress at Madrid, In 1903.
While at work over a dog recently the
doctor conceived the Idea of Injecting a
salt solution Into the animal's heart. To
his surprise 'the dog not only withstood
tbe shock, but the heart action was greatly
Improved. This led him to make iabrsx-:
tended Investigations, and these resulted
In the verification of hla first experiment.
Weak dogs, sick dogs and strong, healthy
dogs were used In the experiment and. It
is said, there was not one that did not
survive the injections.
Cornell's Prealdent Saya Independent
Government Mast Be Given to
NEW YORK. Dec. 21. J. H. Schurman,
president of Cornell university, delivered
an address tonight on "The Problems of
the Philippines" to a large audience at
the People'3 Institute, Cooper Union.
He was heartily applauded when he aald
the United States must ultimately give the
Philippines Independence. A vote on the
question of endorsing this view was adopted
almost unanimously.
In the course of his address Dr. Schurman
said President McKinley at the time of his
appointment to the Philippine commission
acted with the idea of giving emancipation
to the Filipinos as well aa to the Cubans.
Asked by a member of the audience if
the Monroe doctrine had not been weakened
by the acquisition of the Philippines, he
Theodore Roosevelt Is at this moment
asserting the doctrine and asserting It hard.
One Inmnte of Burning; House Leaps
from Window and Will
PITTSBURG. Dec. 21. An explosion of
natural gas In the boarding house of Mrs.
Laura Rlckards, on M:Kean street, early
this morning, burnt one man, probably fa
tally, and seriously injured turn others.
F. O. Walters, a telegraph operator of
Marietta, O., was burned about the face,
I chest and arms and Is not expected to
recover, while E. W. Barrett, whose feet
and arms were burned. Is In a serious con
dition, and Burt Piper, with burned face
and arms, will recover.
The men were asleep on tbe second floor
and were surrounded by fire and smoke
when they awoke. Walters Jumped out of
the window and sustained severe bruises
In addition to bis burns.
KCearly Eight Haadred Poaches of
Greetlaara tonanmed ea Kew
York Central.
8YRACUSE, N. Y., Dec. 21. A carload
of Christmas mall for tbe west waa burned
near here this afternoon.
The car was attached to the fast mall
train No. 3 on the New York Central, which
left New York at 8:45 a. m. Only twenty
or thirty out of TOO or 800 pouches were
saved, the burned mall being for Chicago
and points further west.
The mall sacks were In a storage car,
which carried no clerks. The crew was on
the car behind and discovered the fire be
tween Peekaklll and Highland. Tbe car was
left burning at the latter station.
Watera Reach Hlah Point aad Are
Expected to Recede -Today.
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Dec. 21. This after
noon tbe Ohio liver, which has been over
flowing the lowlands above and below the
city for a week, came to a stand, and by
Monday noon It Is expected the high water
will begin to mede.
Forecast for Nebraska Fair Monday and
Temprratare at Omaha Yesterday!
Hoar. Urn. Hoar. Hen.
ft a. m ,'4 1 p. m St I
6 a. zn .14 I p, n at
T a m 84 8 p. ra 3.1
" a. m ,t4 4 p. m At
9 a. m at II p. m HO
10 a. m 8 4 p. m X
11 i. u 84 T p. m 27
12 m 34 H p. m ittl
t p. ra ..... . i3
Storm KSTcrta Still Felt, Though To
day Schednlc Time May
Be Resnnied.
DENVER, Dec. 21. The storm which
raged on Friday and Saturday In eastern
Colorado and Wyoming and western Kan
sas and Nebraska has at length subsided.
All trains on the Union Pacific and Bur-
I lington were delayed at least twenty-four
hours and some trains dtie yesterday morn
ing are only reaching Denver tonight. On
the Kansas Pacific branch of the Union Pa
cific snow drifle from six to ten feet deep
made the movement of trains impossible
until the tracks were cleared, but per
haps It was most severe on the Denver and
Alliance branch of the Burlington. This
line ruus to the Blark Hills and trains
which left Denver on Friday were only re
leased from the drifts today. One, which
was completely hidden from eight by the
snow, was relieved by snow plows from
Alliance, Neb. A supply train was also run
from Mercer with fuel and provisions to
provide for the needs of the Imprisoned
passengers. It required desperate work to
reach the stalled cars through the blind
ing storm and almost impenetrable drifts.
The attention of officials today haa been
directed almost exclusively to getting the
trains going on schedule time again and
by tomorrow It Is expected usual condi
tions will prevail.
Tralna Laid I'p for Fifty-Two Honrs
Started on tbe Union
CHEYENNE. Wyo.. Dee. 21. (Special
Telegram.) The Union Pacific snow block-
ade between Cheyenn-and Sidney was
raised at 11 o clock tonight and trains are
now moving. Six
westbound passenger
trains which have
oeen snownouna lor
fifty-two hours will
arrive here about
midnight. Eiistbound trains
aent via the Julesburg branch
today were
The Chey-
enne & Northern and Burlington roads are
still snowbound
First Tralna on Union Paclnc Since
Satnrdar Moraine Pan a Throsgh
KIMBALL, Neb., Dec. 21. (Special Tele-
gram.) All trains on the main line of th
Union Pacific have been blockaded on this
division, since, Saturday morning, , West
bound passenger trains are etnrMng out and
It is expected that eastbound trains will bo
dug out this afternoon. The storm Is the
worst seen here for many years and the
range loss will probably be heavy.
Civil and Military Officials Join with
Knmlly to Honor Noted Presi
dent's Wife.
NEW YORK. Dec. 21. In the mausoleum
on Riverside Drive brief and simple serv
ices were conducted today over the re
mains of Mrs. UlyRses S. Grant. In addi
tion to the members of the family there
were present among ho C00 persons to
whom invitations had been aent: Governor
Odell, Mayor Low, Secretary Root, Rear
Admiral Barker end staff. General James
Grant Wilson, General Grenvllle Dodge,
General Horatio King, General Charles F.
Roe and staff, Mr. and Mrs! Andrew Car
negie, and many federal and municipal offi-
cers and officers of the army and navv sta
tioned In the city.
General Frederick D. Grant and other
members of the family occupied seats
overlooking the crypt. The services were
conducted Ly Bishop E. G. Andrews of tb?
Methodist Episcopal church and the Rlgbt
Rev. Alexander Mackay E. Smith, bishop
coadjutor of Pennsylvania, and opened with
the hymn, "Lead, Kindly Light," after
which the burial services of the Methodist
Episcopal and the Protestant Epl.copal
churches were read. The servtrea wer
churches were read. The services were
closed with the reading of a poem, "Tho
Land Beyond the Sea," which had been a
favorite of Mrs. Grant, and the singing of
the hymn. "Abide with Me."
Grand Raplda Man Thlaklna; Hla Soul
I. oat Drowna Himself la
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 21. After
a terrific fight Henry Larlnk today broke
loose from three nelghbora who rescued
him from a cistern Into which he had
Jumped, and dropping back Into seven feet
of water, was dead when thev wera !
I to get hold of him again.
He believed that he was predestined to be
eternally lost.
Over Twelve Hundred Kaota of Pa
ride Wire Aro Now
Uafely Laid.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 21. The following
message was received toduy at noon from
the cable ship Bllverton:
Latitude 28.44 north, longitude 143 2fi west
Total tabie paid out, 1.2t knots. Weather
Trmprratare Decreases Daring Day
and Condition Reported More
NEW YORK, Dec. 21. Cornelius Vander
bilt's condition showed considerable Im
provement today, there b(.ing a reduction
of 1 degree In his temperature this eveulng.
Movement of Ocean leasela, Dec. 21.
At New York Arrived: Island, from
CopcnhHRtn, ct-.; Sllnm ii pollst, frum Lou
don; Ktrurla. from Liverpool.
At Quocii.ttown tiulled: Commonwealth,
for Hiatoti; t-.-ixi tila for Ronton.
At llHmburg-Arilved: Mi, like, from New
York via Plymouth and t hi-rbourg
At Uveri oiil a.ilU-.i: Carthuis. nlan, for
At London Arrived :
Bun l'rdmlmo.
Clumlx-rhall, from
j t i. inojrii Arrived: Deutnrhland, from
New York, for Hamburg via Cherbourg,
, and pruceeded.
Loadon Believes President Will Arbitrate
Venezuelan Tronbloe for Allies.
Foreign Office Makes No Announcement and
Profosies to Expect Refusal.
Diplomat Think United States Would Up
hold Contract with Financial House,
Home Dispatch Allraee That Not Oao
Single Debtor Believes Interna
tional Coart Proper Authority
to Adjadlcata aa Qaarrel.
LONDON, Dec. 21. It is believed that
President Roosevelt's answer to the pro
posal made by tbe allied powers that he
arbitrate the Venezuelan Issues haa been
received In London. The strlcteet secrecy
with regard to every phase of the negotia
tions la preserved, however, and It la Im
possible to make a definite etatement, but
such indications aa are obtainable point to
President Roosevelt's acceptance.
A constant Interchange of cables Is pro
ceeding night and day between the United
States embassy hern and the 8tate depart
ment at Washington. It Is believed that
the president's answer will be submitted
formally to the Foreign office tomorrow. By
Wednesday, unless souio unexpected com
plications arise, the negotiations should
have reached a stage approaching a settle
ment. At the same time It must be ad
mitted that It the president accepts it would
greatly surprise the Foreign office, which
has always been doubtful of. the Issue of
arbitration on account of the belief that
President Roosevelt, or the United States,
wab not willing to undertake the responsi
bility thereby Involved.
Judging from private telegrams received
In London, President Roosevelt as arbi-
; t rater would be favorably disposed toward
the temporary, adoption of some
metnod a, wag arranEed with the V
, mem u am was arranpfln wun inn venex-
uelan Becret ml8Blon and communicated to
the State department by Isaac Scllgman.
With President Roosevelt as arbitrator the
serious objections In the matter of guar-
, antees which frequently have been men
. tlon at the Foreign office would dlaap
I pear.
j In spite of the fact that Sunday Is usually
I sacred to leisure in London's diplomatic
! circle, today has been marked by activity
I at all the embassies, especially the Amer-
lean, where work waa In progress all last
1 night.
I The Dromotuess with which Washington
deals with vital matters concerning which
' prolix pourparlers have been Interchanged
i In Europe astonishes diplomats here and
forms on Interesting phase of an engrossing
situation.' . , .
Klpllna- Opposes Alliance.
LONDON. Deo. 22. The Times this morn
ing publishes a poem by Rudyard Kipling
protesting strongly against the Anglo
German agreement.
Provided the guaranty question can be
ratlsfactorlly settled the London newspa
pers agree this morning In desiring Presi
dent Roosevelt to accept the office of arbi
trator. They fear that If the matter Is re
ferred to The Hague, Venezuela will Ig
nore the award. At the same time the
president's reluctance to accept the office
la perfectly understood and his motives are
respected. It Is recognized that he would
have a difficult task, because, It- Is suld,
among other, things, there would be some
thing like a scramble of the nations to be
The hope Is generally expressed that a
pacific settlement will be reached, thus
avoiding the necessity of sending to Venez
uelan waters the large fleet which could
alone render tbe blockade really effective.
Great resentment la evinced in the press
this morning at the report from Port of
, Spain, Trinidad, that the crew of the Brit
' 1bd steamer Topaze was dragged ashore at
! Puerto Cabello at midnight halt clothed,
prodded with bayonets by tbe soldiers.
roughly handled by the mob and Impris
oned in one filthy room.
Opposed to HaR-ae Coart.
ROME. Dec. 21. It has been learned her
that tint nna l Ik. .111.. . .
I t,mplate. ,ubmlulnR tne Venezuelan dim-
i culty to The Hague court. The Venezuelan
t (tiintli-.n mrm fultv rl I V. ir t ir
; , ' , 7 i t ? 1
lEmm"uel f1 " ' minister at
heir semi-weekly conference this morn-
lng, and much satisfaction with the more
peaceful turn of events was expressed.
Signor Prlnettl baa officially notified tha
American ambassador of Italy's partici
pation In the blockade.
BERLIN, Dec. 21. It has been learned
here that the governments of Germany
and Great Britain had adopted detailed an
swers to the proposal to arbitrate the
Venezuelan Issues. These communications
will be handed to the American ambassador
! here and to the charge d'affaires In London
tomorrow. Tbe German answer agrees In
all substantial details with tbe British re
ply and makea no separate reservations
on behalf of the German caae.
PARIS, Dec. 21. A dispatch to the
Matin from Caracas says the Venezuelan
revolutionists In the Hlguerlrole and Rio
Chlco regions are levying heavy contribu
tions under penalty of Imprisonment upon
foreigners as well aa natives.
The conciliatory manifesto issued by
"El Mocho" Hernandez has been cordially
received here. There are in Caracas today
food supplies sufficient for one month only.
The revolutionists are stopping cattle from
coming Into the city.
Vessels Mot Hark,
LA GUAYRA. Dec. 21. The Italian crUl-
' xiovsDDi iiusan naa capiurea a Sloop
; which was coming from the esst. The Brit.
Isb cruiser Tribune left here at noon to
day for Port of Spain, Trinidad, with the
schooner Mercedes In tow. The German
training ship Slouch left port this after
noon to take Mme. von Pllgrlm-Baltalzl
to Curacao.
A German cruiser, supposed to be Ga
zelle, pastted, towing two large schooners
In the direction of Trinidad.
The commander of . the French cruiser
Troude visited M. Qulvereux, the French
charge d'affaires, at the French legation
In Caracas. Troude will leave tonight. One
of the results of the blockade of the har
bor Is that corporations and shipping firms
here have dismissed their laborers. Over
500 men are therefore out of work.
accepts Itooaevrlt na Arbitrator.
CARACA8. Dec. 21 In the name of Ve
nezuela, President Castro has signified his
acceptance of tbe appointment of President