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The Omaha Daily
ESTABLISHED JUXU 10,
OMAHA MAN IS 1IURT
Union Pwiflo Engineer Injorod in Wreck
at Eogers, Nebraska,
EIGHT PASSENGERS AND CREW WOUNDED
Uwt Holiday Passsngers Buffer In Colli
COLORADO SPECIAL SMASHES FREIGHT
Catches Bear Can When . Banning Forty
Miles an Hour
fASSENGERS GIVE WILLIAM BAY MEDA
Traveler Appreciate Braver? of Mas
Who Stack by Eaniae and Sab'
erlbe Haadsome Testimonial
, , I to AJd Ballerina; Man.
ROGERS. Neb., Deo. 24. (Special.) The
Colorado special, No. 11, on the Cclon Pa
clflc, waa wrecked here yesterday morning
nd several people seriously Injured. The
train waa a little over an hour late, but
the engineer, William Bay, slowed down
coming into town, and It was owing to-this
fact that the wreck was no worse. An
astbound freight was doing some switch-
ing at the time and the engine and sev
. eral cars bad been taken onto the elevated
track, leaving the remainder of the train
n the sidetrack. The crew of the freight
bad calculated on the passenger being later
tnan it waa and the engine was caught
Just over the switch. The crew of the
, freight. Including the engine crew, seeing
a collision was Inevitable, jumped and es
Escaping steam obscured the view of En
glneer Day of the passenger and he did not
aee the danger or the flagman sent back by
the freight crew until It wss too lata to
atop the train, though Its speed was mate
rlally checked before the crash cam by the
aettlng of the emergency brakes.
ff-V- I . . A
wugiu 01 ne ireigat tram was
badly smashed by the fore of the collision
and that of the passenger was disabled so
that another one was pressed Into service
to take the train on.
William Bay, engineer of the Colorado
pedal, Omaha, hips hurt, bruised and out.
Charles Hodgsdta, fireman passenger,
Jumped; spine hurt.
A. W. Cole, Chicago, limbs bruised, head
Miss E. M. Murray, Orchard, Cal., cut and
Mrs. M. J. Wilson, Lyons, la., right knee
ana neaa cruised.
N. P. Reed, druggist, Ottumws, la., baok
H. A. Walton, train porter, right hip
The freight, eaatbound, waa about to take
a aiding when tho passenger, westbound.
croinoa into it nead-on.
The two engine were nearly demolished
th tender of the paasenger telescoping the
Baggage car, and th dining car waa con
Th passengers took up a subscription to
buy a gold medal for Mr. Bay la recogni
tion of his bravery.
Engineer Bay, who Is at bis home. 611
Sixteenth street, this olty, waa not very
communloatlv on the subject of th ac
cident which occurred near Rogers, but In
response to questions said:
"No. 11. the Colorado special, was an
hour and fifteen minutes late at Rogers
Tuesday morning and as w reached that
place a freight train In charge of Engi
neer Tinner and Conductor Sag waa tak
ing a aiding to let ua pas. Evidently some
thing was wrong with th air, for the train
did not get In the clear when we came
around th curve. W were running slowly
with th air on and the train was hardly
moving when th collision occurred. My
fireman, Charles Hodgson, Jumped Just be
fore th collision and my foot was on the
atep Just as th engine struck. I was
thrown off and bruised up so that I eould
not continue the run. Hodgson was hurt
In Jumping, and It la believed that he In
jured his spine and la worse Injured than
I am. Th train waa In charge of Con
ductor Arthur Blakely. He waa standing
In th aisles of on of th coachea when
the train met and was thrown against a
aeat and his side bruised. The crew of th
freight train had evidently aeea the col
lision was Inevitable, for they bad left
th train before th or ash.
"Everything was fortunate for th trains
and th Injured persons. Th wrecking
erw waa but fourteen miles from the
seen of th accident working on the wreck
which took place Monday at Ames crossing.
Two engine were being sent light to Grand
Island and In a short time these had been
attached to the two trains, th two dam
aged engine removed from th track and
th train proceeded. Doctor were on the
ground within twenty-live minutes of the
Urn th aooldent ocourred, but their ser
floe war little needed.
POLICEMAN IS FOUND GUILTY
taads Guard la Pall I'alform Whll
Chleaaro Jewelry Store La
CHICAOO. Dc. 24. Policeman Patrlok
Mahoney was found "guilty" and Dan Cur
ran, a confederata, "not guilty" of bur
glary by a Jury, which returned Ita verdict
In Judge McEwan'a court today..
Th burglary ot Hagemann' Jewelry
Store, with which th defendants were
charged, netted th robber 110,000, of
which 17.000 waa recovered by th police.
James Clark and an accomplice were con
victed and aerved term In th penitentiary.
Vpon his release Clark told a atory to
th state' attorney which resulted la the
arrest of Curran, a saloon keeper, and
Mahoney, a policemfu, well known and
respected among his fellows.
Clark testified that Mahoney la full uni
form stood guard whll th Jewelry store
Waa being looted.
CHIEF ISAPRACHER IS DEAD
! Fame as Creek ladlna Passe Away
la Oklahoma, Acad 51aty
OVTHRIH. Okl.. Dee. 24 Chief Its
praeher of th Creek Indians died suddenly
tonight at Okmulgee, I. T., at the age ot SO,
been prominent la Creek affair
yeara and waa connected with
treaty of Importance between th
State government and the Indians
Tng that time. He waa recently chosen
to represent th tribe la Washlagton oa
znatter of Importance eonaeoted with th
lrea aaUea, .
TO WATCH CROWN PRINCESS
Kleaj Ueere Beads Officer to Or
to Observe ha Actloa
Deo. 14. The Lokal Anielaer
today prints a dlspatoh from Dresden sayJ
ng that King Oeorge of Saxony has sent
several of his high officials to Oenoa to
observe and report on the action of th
fugitive Crown Princess Lou lee.
The Protestant clergy hope that Berlin
will bring pressure to bear for a divorce.
The crown prince beat the crovn prin
cess, according to an editorial statement
In the Vosslche Zeltung, one of the a.ost
careful newspapers published In Berlin,
"Their disagreements reached this crisis
In Juno, after Prof. Olrcn became the
children's tutor. The prlnceas at that
time considered seeking a divorce and
visited her best friend. Prlnceis Theresa
of Bavaria, who dissuaded her. The prin
cess, however, after returning to Dresden
did not resume, martial relations."
The sympathy of the people of Dresden
seems wholly with the princess, who Is of
cheerful, pleasure-seeking '' disposition.
The crown princess loved to torment her,
forbidding her many books, among them
some by Tolstoi. Zola and Nltszche.
Prof. Andre Olron Is described as an
Idealist of th extreme type. It I related
that his family once considered confining
his In an asylum because he refused a leg
acy on the grounds of delloaoy of feeling.
ijnksden. Saxony, Doc. 24. It Is re
ported here that the crown princes of Sax
ony left a written confession of her rela
tions with M. Olron, together with a dec
laration of her unalterable intention of
never returning to the Baxon court. The
court has no official information as to the
present whereabouts of the princess, but It
is Known hero that she Is going tq Men-
tone, France, to reside.
It Is believed that the pope will b an
pealed to to grant an absolute divorce.
VIENNA, Dec. 24. The princess, through
m. Lacnenoll, a former president of Swlti
eriana, has Informed th Neuse Welner
Tageblatt that she Intends to taka Immedi
ate steps to seotire a divorce, but will not
return to Salzburg for tear of being placed
in an asylum.
in two other letter to her Intimate
friend. Princess Theresa of Bavaria, she
complains bitterly of her treatment at th
Saxon court, where she always was sub
Jected to the strictest discipline. She says
the official statement In her case are In
HOMELESS PEOPLE FREEZING
Condltlna ot garvlvor o Earthquake
la Astatte Resala It Pit
labia. ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 24. Whll full
detail of the reoent earthquake disaster
at Andljan, Russian Central Asia, ar not
obtainable, owing to lack of eommunlca
tion, the brief dispatohea received her da-
scribe the situation as horrible.
The temperature ha fallen to the treat
ing point and thousand f persons ar
tomeleei. Ca aecxlotvof th city baa been
completely destroyed.' Only one cotton
gin and one church ar standing. Th first
shock drovs the Inhabitants generally In
doors, otherwise the loss of lit would
hav been much greater.
Notwithstanding the offers ot free trans
portation, they ar remaining In the vicin
ity ot the city, which will be rebuilt. A
substantial start haa been mad In the
collection ot a relief fund.
Andljan Is a cotton centen and export
40,000,000 pounds of cotton annually. Th
population, numbering 56,000 souls, was
growing rapidly. Th people were engaged
n cotton raising and ginning. Of twenty
gins nineteen hav been destroyed. Th
people ar not Ilk Russians. They ar
private owners of land, but live In cities
Th houses In Andljan are principally on
story high and are built of unburned
brick. The War department her Informs
your correspondent that everything Is be
ing aone to relieve the suffering and bar
racks In which the population will be
housed ar being built.
A letter Is expeated her within a week.
The mall from Andljan ordinarily take
ten day to reach St. Petersburg.
LEAVE LONDONER CHRISTMAS
Esodas to th Country and Coatlncnt
Take All of the Smart
(Copyright, 1902, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Deo. 24. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) London has
rarely been ao thronged as during the last
ten days, when the crush of eautnacea and
fashionable people In the West End equalled
mat ot the height of the aeason. Today
there was a general exodu to th country
and abroad, the trafflo to Pari being quite
unparalleled at any preceding Chrlatmaa.
The king Is keeping, the festival In true
country style at Sandrlngham, where he haa
large family party gathered together and
la providing all manner of Junketings tor
hls(tensnts and th countryside. Th ar
rangement for the queen's dinner to the
soldiers' widows on Saturday ar now com
plete, an act of kindness whloh It la an
open secret the munificence ot Sir Thomas
Llpton enabled her to provide.
The Anglo-American contingent haa all
left London. The duke and duchess of
Manchester hav gone to Parta. Mrs. Ar
thur Psget Is with the duke of Devonshire's
party ar Chatsworth, which alio Includes
Blr Charles Hartopp. Mrs. Chauncey and
her slater. Lady Newborough, are staying
at Rufford Abbey with Lord and Lady 8a
vile, where there la to be theatricals ir
and Lady Essex are spending Christmas
with their children at their villa in Caa-
alobury Park, the mansion Itself being let.
MISSIONARIES NOT ALARMED
F.apres No Fear Becaaao of tho War
Ilka Mevesaeat ot General
Tangr Fa aiaagr.
LONbON. Deo. 14. A dispatch from
Shanghai aays th missionaries and others
at the capital ot th province ot Kansu
report that although Oeneral Tung Fu
Slang la undoubtedly accumulating stores
and men th local authorities attribute thla
actloa to hla fear of arrest and do not
expect any aggression on his part.
Th Chinas officials regard with sua
plcloa th circumstantial reports of
seriously organised rebellion north of
llukdoa. In reference to which th Tar
tar general In three Manchurian provinces
recently memorialized the throne.
Astar Alda Hoptal.
LONDON, Dee. 24. William Waldorf As
tor ha given 1260.000 t build a new out
patient department tor th hoap.ltal for
alck children la Oreat Strand afreet. It
will be dedicated to the memory of bis
daughter, OwendoUna, who tied, recently.
HOLIDAY TRAINS COLLIDE
, Men Die in freight Smash on Colo
rado is Southern.
Keatarhy Elevated Car Wrecked la
Air, Pennaylvaala Limited Crashes
lata FrelarM aad HI roar
Englae Slay Two.
TRINIDAD, Colo., Dec. 24. Seven men
were killed in a freight wreck which oc
curred one and a half miles north of here
on the Colorado 4k Southern about 8:15 this
ELMEE PIERCE, Engineer.
J. FOX, fireman on extra freight.
M DERMOTT. brakeman on extra.
J. W. OOLDTRAP, engineer on regular
KINO, machinist on regular.
DECKER, fireman on regular.
L. P. RICHARDS, brakeman on regular
rred Gilbert, riding on extra, badly
cruised on bead
The cause of the accident, according to
a statement by the engineer of the extra
train, was that the regular had been over
looked, the extra running without orders
expecting to meet passenger No. 2 at
Bowen, ten. miles north of here. At 6:37
extra No. 48, southbound freight, In charge
of Conductor Bronson, pulled out of tho
yards here. Lees than ten miles further
on. Just a they were rounding a sharp
curve not more than a mile from the Col
orado t Southern yards, they saw regular
freight No. 28 bearing down upon them not
i more than 100 yards distant. Before any
of the seven trainmen could Jump the two
trains crashed together. Fourteen cars of
the regular train were completely wrecked
and seven of the extra demolished. Both
the engines are complete . wrecks. The
bodies of the dead are atlll under the
Craah la Blinding; Storm.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 24. During
a heavy now storm at 7:80 this morning,
Detroit train No. 2 on the Per Marquette
railroad, crashed Into the rear end of
Saginaw train No. 32, at McCord, a flag
station fifteen miles east of here.
Train No. 32 left Grand Rapids at
o clock, ten minutes ahead of No. 2. It
was flagged at McCord and was Just start
ing out again when No. 2 came along.
The engineer of No. 2 did not see the
rear lights of the Saginaw train until too
lat to stop his train. No cars were tele
coped, although the force ot the collision
mashed platforms and threw passengers
and train crew about aerlously,
The following were Injured:
Mrs. M. J. KIley, Grand Rapids, cut
about the bead and chest.
L. E. Cook, Noads, badly Injured
James Scovllle, Clarksvllle, mail clerk.
Express Messenger -Griffith, badly hurt. -E.
A. Wood, baggageman, slightly cut en
the head.,, ,.v , ... .
Tralas Collide la Air.'
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dee. 24. Sis persons
were Injured, several seriously, in a col
lision between' a street car and a Big Four
freight train on a siding on the Water
street trestle In this city today. The ele
vated' bar was thrown from the trestle to
the ground, eighteen feet below.
James Williams, Nsw Albany, leg
August E. Rater, New Albany, bruised.
W. T. Adams, chief of polloe. New Al
bany, back wrenched and bruised.
Frank Trunk, New Albany, cut by glaas.
Walter Deer, New Albany, bruised..
Brack Spice, Big Four switchman, lea
Bad Wrack on Pennaylvaala.
PITTSBURG. Dec. 24. The Pennsylvania
limited, running almost an hour late.
crashed Into the rear end of the Leetsdale
accommodation train at Quaker Valley sta
tion tonight at 11 ..o'clock.
The big engine of the limited plowed
Into the rear car, which waa pushed
through the one ahead, making the two
cars the length of one.
The crash' was heard for a mile, and the
limited, running at the rate of flftV-flve
mile an hour, carried th train from
Quaker Valley to Edgeworth, almost half
a mile, before " could be atopped. Many
were Injured, some of them probably fa
tally. The injured:
Charles Hopkins of Leetsdale, left arm
mangled and cut off, left leg broken and
left eye gouged out; badly bruised; will die.
John D. Caraon of Sewtckley, nose broken,
badly cut and bruised; serious.
John Strltxeyer of Newcastle, both legs
H. T. Potter, residence not ascertained,
bruised and cut about th head and body.
M. J. Joyce ot Leetsdale, right leg broken
and badly bruised and cut by falling glass.
Many other paaaengers were eut and
bruised. Th limited waa uninjured ex
cept that the engine waa disabled.
Two Dl oa Bin Foar.
BLOOMINQTON. III., Dec. 24. Whll
crossing the Big Four tracks near Irving
ton today Isaac MacCormick and Robert
uonmore, termers or Champagne county,
were struck by a passenger train. Mac
Cormick was killed and Conmor probably
Both Tralas Demolished.
MARIETTA. O.. Dec. 24. Th north
bound Ohio River railroad paaaenger train,
leaving Willlamstown at 9:30, collided with
a freight on mil south, ot Waverly, W.
V' thl" mornlD- Th freight was taking
rights allowed to the passenger train. Both
engines and trains ar reported demol
ished and perhaps some killed.
A. J. Queen of Marietta Is among th se
riously Injured. Physician from Marietta
have beea dispatched to the aoene. eight
ryles from Marietta.
MAY PREVENT AN "ELECTION
Deadlack Betweea th Heaee aad Sea.
ate of Colorado Is Now
DENVER. Dec. 24. The state canvass
ing board today awarded the certificate
ot election aa representative In th die
puled San Juan district to C A. Cooper,
The house will eonaln thirty-four repub
licans and tblrty-on democrats and th
senate eleven republican and twenty-four
Th republican leaders ar planning to
unseat fifteen democratic members-elect of
the house oa th ground of fraud and thus
secure a majority oa Joint ballot. .
This atep, if taken, will probably result
In a deadlock between the house aad sen
ate which may prevent U election f
V'nited Itatos soBator. .
JURY ACQUITS MISS BIGGAR
Other Defendaat la tha Caa
However, Fan ad Qallty of
FREEHOLD, N. J., Dee. 24. Laura Blggar
wss acquitted and Dr. Charles C. Hendrlck
and Bamuel Stanton, formerly Justice ot the
peace, ware found guilty by th Jury today
In th case against the defendants on th
charge of having conspired to get control
ot the entire estate of Henry M. Bennett,
capitalist of Pittsburg. Pa.
Th Jury, whloh retired at 9:20 last night.
remained out all night end today asked the
vwun ii me jury mignt convict two ot the
defendants and acquit one. Th oourt said
such a verdict would be legal and later In
th day th verdict, ae stated, waa re
Mlsa Blggar laid claim to th entire es
tat of Bennett, who died recently, lsavtn
a large fortune, as his wife and the heir of
a child of Bennett, which aha said was
born to her after his death and which soon
Dr. Hendricks was her physician and the
proprietor of a sanitarium In which abe
said the child" was born. Stanton said he
had united Miss Blggar aad Bennett In mar
rlage and a certificate signed by him played
an important part In tha ease.
The claim of Miss Blggar was oontested
by persons who laid claim to being the
rightful heirs of Bennett and they made the
charge of conspiracy. Under the will Miss
Blggar was bequeathed a large part ot the
BUGGY TRUST FORMED NOW
Bl Combine Obtain Control of Kluety
Per Cent of Polo aad Shaft
AUBURN, N. T., Dec. 24. A combination
of the abaft and pola cotnpanlea of th
country, to be known as the Pioneer Pole
and Shaft company, haa been Incorporated
in west Virginia with a capital of
The following companies have entered
the combine: Kile-Ford company. Akron
the Bradley company, Ashtabula; the Troy
Bending company. Trey; the Warner Pole
and Shaft company, Cincinnati: the Wei
llngton Bending company, Wellington: the
Wellington Pole and Shaft company, Sid
ney; the Carroll Pole company, the Buck
eye Manufacturing company, Anderson;
me Anderson Pole and Shaft company, An
derson; J. H. Smith ft Co., Muncle.. Ind.:
the Memphis Bending company, Memphis,
and the Campbell Dean Manufacturing
company, Tullahoma, Tenn.
Theae factoriea turned out laat year more
tnan 90 per cent ot the entire product ot
ine united states.
The offlcere are: President, W. A. Sny
der; vice president, a A. Lambert; seer
tary and treasurer. Frank N. Kipling.
YOUNG STRATTON MARRIED
Soa of Lata Colorado Millionaire Wad
Mis Josephine A.-i,aurabe
OSHKOSH, Wis... Deo. - 24. Inaae Harr
Stratton and Miss Josephine A. Larabee
were married this morning at the. home of
me Driae a mother.
Tho groom Is a eon ot the late Colorado
millionaire. Considering the prominence
of the couple, the wedding Was decidedly
quiet In It character. .
There were no decorations In the parlor
where the ceremony was performed .and
they were unattended. Besides their Im
mediate relatives, William N. Cooler, a col
lege chum of the groom, was present. Fol
lowing the wedding, a dinner Waa served 'n
the dining room, where no decorations
were to be found. Mr. Stratton gave his
business as a banker at Colorado Springs.
The' couple left tor the west at 1 o'clock.
NATION BEGINS TO BUILD
World'a Fair Federal Str'actare Will
1 Bo Started la n Few
ST. LOUIS. Deo. 24. Grata B. Strickler
has been assigned by James Knox Taylor,
supervising architect of the Treasury de
partment, to auperlntend the erection of
the United States government buildings at
the Louisiana Purchase exposition. Mr.
Strickler resched the city today and had
a conference with the director ot works. .
The site for the buildings is now being
prepared and will probably be ready for the
commencement of operations within fifteen
days. If the weather conditlona are fa
vorable. Th, vnvortiniBnt n.n.n... , i i
I hihii 1 T . J B
For both of these buildings the contract
has already been closed.
WILL SURROUND NERO'S DEEP
Paelfle Cable Cannot Cross Deepest
Hole la All Oeenn
HONOLULU. Dec 17. (Via San Fran
cisco, Dec. 24.) 8. 8. Dickinson, special
. . v . r i . ..
cui v ia, iumiserciai racinc l ie e
company, returned tod.v from v.i. '
attar cnoosmg cable landing sites at
way Island, Ouam and Manila. He
urveyea a route arouna Nero deep, a
hoi In the ocean bed between Guam and
Midway, where th survey ship Nero re
ported to be th greatest ocean depth In
the world. r
- Mr. Dickinson's level went down 4,500
fathom at this point, and then he chose
a route around It. It being deemed Im
practicable to lay a cable over it.
REPORTER MAKES BIG HAUL
Old Mllwaakee Newspaper Man Of.
fered Two Million Dollars for
. 8ACLT 8TE. MARIE. Mich., Dec. 24.
Chase 8. Osborn, state railroad commis
sioner, who not many yeara ago waa a re
porter on the Milwaukee New, and hla
associate hav been offered 12,000,000 for
their Iron ore properties In the Sudbury
district, north of the Canadian Soo.
Th offer to purchase Is said to com
from th Clergue Interest, and is on rea
son th loan ot $3,600,000 by a Lake Superior
company haa juat been concluded.
MISSOURIAN ASKS RECOUNT
wSJa Waata Ballots Cheeked Over
Which Elected Batler to
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 24 George C. R. Wsg
oner, who 1 contesting Mr. Butler's else
tlon, will on Friday make forauU appllca
tloa to th Board of Commissioners for a
rooouat In the sixty-four precincts of th
Twelfth congressional aletrttt.
25, 1002-TEN PAGES.
POOL ROOM BLOWN TO BITS
Gasoline Tank Explodes at Hot Rprtngs,
Arkansas, Wrecking; Building.
THIRTY-TWO PERSONS ARE BADLY INJURED
Over Oao Haadrod Watehlagt Ticker
at Tint of Disaster, Fire of
Whoa Will Probably Die
HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Dec. 24. By an ex.
pioaion or gas r gasoline this afternoon
in the cellar of the Turf Exchange, a club
nouse ana poolroom operated by Cham
bers s walker, the building was badly
wrecaea and thirty-two persons were In
jurea, twenty of whom are In a serious
The most serious were
R. C. Chambers, one of the proprietor;
uoiu logs ana wrists broken.
wiinam Helwlg, a blind bath house
manager; both legs broken: will die.
J. Si Meeks, Hot Springs; badly bruised
Joseph Klnnsy, Hot Springs; legs
Flnnegan, plumber. Hot Springs;
both legs broken.
James Cowen, Hot Springs; both legs
William Metzcer. a hov. Hni Rnrinn.
er oroaen ana skull fractured; will die.
James Coushlln. Dlumbnr. Hnt Snpin.
C. O. Parker.
Milwaukee; both legs
Al F. Hotchklff. Hot Snrlnirs. knee frae-
i. noipr. Hot SDrlnffe: both 1e
H. Oeorge, leg broken.
r. ranneia. Cincinnati: less hrnkeV
i us crusuea.
Walter Powers. St. Louis: arm broken.
Eugene Daly. Hot Sorlnra: both l...
Thomas Phelan. telearanh operator not
Bprlug; badly cut.
C. R. Donnelly, 890 State street. Chi.
cago; forearm and knee broken; will die.
J. uurch, Chicago; leg broken: not ax.
pected to live.
W. 8. Mclnterney. Louisville. Kv in.
ternal injuries; probably will die.
Henry Llndsey. New York: inlurari hmit
J. C. Crawford. Cincinnati: lea and wri.t
Twelve others sustained, alight bruises.
Room Crowded at Time.
When the explosion occurred about a
this afternoon the room was crowded with
snore than 1C0 persona.
Just as a race at New Orleana wa balnr
called by the operator the floor rose and
terrino explosion threw the bulldlna to
the ground. The upper floor and the brick
walls fell on the struggling mass of men
The entire house looked as though a tor
nado had plowed through Its center. The
front glass window were broken and both
sides of the structure were shattered by
the concussion. -
The news-ot the disaster aoread ranldlv
and soon Central avenue was Jammed with
people. Reports wcr current that sev
eral persona had been killed. The police
and firemen took charge of the building,
and the work of reacue began. Men were
pulled from under the debris In a terribly
natierea state, one of the most pitiable
signis was wnen Billy Helwlg, the blind
manager ot the Lamar bath house, waa
taken from the ruins. Helwlg Is widely
known to thousands , of visitors who visit
the Springs annually.
R. C. Chambers, one of the proprietors
of the Turf exchange, is one of the lessees
of the Fort Erie race track. His condition
serious. The wounded were taken in
charge by tho local physicians and every
thing Is being done to alleviate their suf
ferings. It Is said that a driver of a gasoline
wagon waa filling a tank in the cellar when
the explosion occurred.
The police have made a full investiga
tion, and arrested Ben Murray, who Is al
leged to be responsible for the disaster In
carelessly handling the high combustible.
The bank roll of the pool room, consist
ing of $56,000, was blown away, but the
greater part of It has been recovered.'
RICH MINE .OWNER MISSING
Pack Male Wander lato Camp and
It 1 Interpreted that Ho ha
SAN BERNARDINO. Cal.. Dec. 24. John
Doyle, a wealthy mine owner, has been
missing for two weeks and foul play la
Doyle left Gray's Landing, on
the Colorado river, well provisioned for a
trip to Balton. nine milea distsnt, to take !
i no piacrs 01 iwemy Mexicans who had
refused to work.
A week later Doyle's pack and saddle
animals wandered Into Ehrenburg with
everything Intact. Ebrenburg is in an op
posite direction from 8alton and It Is sur
mised that some of the Mexicans waylaid
and killed Doyle and led the animals to
ward the Mexican aettlement to conceal the
t.,i- .... .w.
"geet owner In the rich
negotiations for the sale of the mines to a
AIM OF WOMAN IS DEADLY
Fire Once nt ' Maa aad Kill
Instaatly and Is Aeqaltted
by Coroner' Jary.
BRADFORD. Pa.. Dee. 24. At Ollvedale.'
a small hamlet near here, yesterday after
coon, Mrs. Edward Burdlck tkot John Ryan
dead In defense of. her honor.
Ryan entered tha woman'a apartments
during her husband's absence. She saw him
coming, and fearing trouble, got the pfstol
out of a drawer and held It under her apron.
When be attarked she fired one at her as
sailant, killing him Instantly.
A coroner's Jury returned a verdict of
Justifiable homicide. Ryan,, who was a la
borer employed about th place, had been
drinking heavily for several days.
BOYS FOUND FROZEN TO DEATH
Had Ran Away from Chicago ladas.
trial Heme aad Ware Galas;
to Rock ford.
WOODSTOCK. 111.. Dee. 24.-Hllling Holm
and Frank Smith, aged t and 10 year, re
spectively, were found frozen to death In a
cornfield near her today, and their com
panion, Arthur Carlson, aged 10. was tound
bedly frozen, but allv. Th boy ran away
from th Chicago Industrial Horn her on
Monday, having told their companion that
they were going to apend Christmas at their
former home la Rockierd,
SLNOLE COPT TII1IEE CENTS.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
Forecast for Nebraska-Fair In Eat. Snow
in Went Portion Thursday; Continued
Cold; Friday Warmer. With Fair in Bouth
ana snow in JNorth Portion
Tetnperatnre at Omaha Yeaterdayi
Ho". Ier. Hoar. Dear.
8 ft 1 9. m T
6 n , . A a p. m........ H
T m... 4 n p, m S
B 4 4 p. m H
a. m 4 5 p. m T
10 m R e p. at T
11 m ; n r p. ns fl
12 m u
SALT TRUST AGAIN IN COURT
Fresh Bankraptcy Proceeding; Are
Inatltated and Fraud 1
TRENTON. N. J Dec. 24 A new suit
was Instituted In the United States court
today to have the National Salt company
adjudged bankrupt. A former suit was dls
missed by Judge Klrkpatrlck because of
proceeding instituted In the New Jersey
court of chancery for the appointment of
The complainants In the present case are
James P. Lee of Tuxedo Park, Wllllsm H.
Berger of New York and Ophelia T. Jones
of Brooklyn, who allege that In August.
when the officers of the company were
cognizant that It was insolvent, they trans
ferred property to the value or 11,202,000 to
Milo M. Beldlng for 2450.000, who was aft
erward permitted to obtain Judgment for
12.18,000 for a balance claimed as a creditor
It is charged that this claim was purely
colorable" and In the Interest ot the In
ternational Salt company, with which he
PAPER CAPITAL NO GOOD
Oil Company Promoter Arrested
I'slnsr Mall with Intent to
CHICAGO, Dec. 24. William Baer Ewlng,
secretary of a concern known aa the
Standard Oil Promotion and Investment
company, has been arrested here by post-
office Inspectors under an Indictment re
cently returned against him in San Fran
He Is charged with having used the malls
with Intent to defraud, and many persons
are said to have Invested money In his
company under representations that It had
subscribed capital of 12,500,000 and
money on deposit in San Francisco banka
and that men of large means had united
In the venture to promote the oil In
dustry of the Pacific coast.
Ewlng was taken before a United States
commlsslore. today, when th hearing was
continued until Friday.
CAB DRIVERS GO ON STRIKE
St. Loala Men Tars Their. Rlsr Into
the Barn Promptly nt '
ST.LOUIS, Dec. 25. Promptly at mid
night 259 cab and carriage driver all over
the city turned In their rlga besauee of
the failure of their employers to grant a
demand for higher wages. About eighty
five liverymen and undertakers are affected
by the strike.
There are 670 member of the local union
of cab and carriage drivers. Aa a nnmher
of the largest firms of liverymen and under
takers compiled with the demands tbelr
driver did not go out.
HILL TRAVELS THROUGH SNOW
Broken Wire Lead to Fears that Mas;,
nate Wonld Paaa Chrlatmaa
ST. PAUL, Dec. 24. James J. Hill re
turned tonight from a trip to the Pacific
coast. A blizzard has been raclna through
out North Dakota and, as the telegraph !
lines were aown, no word could be re
ceived from Mr. Hill's special train, and
it was fear-d that It might be snow
bound. It weathered the storm, however,
and arrived at St. Paul only a few hours
SMOKE SMOTHERS ORPHANS
Small Fire Nearly Caasea Traaredy la
LOUISVILLE, Dec. 24. A small blaze In
the atoreroom of the Presbyterian aay-
, lum in this city tonight caused a panic
among tne Inmates.
The building filled with smoke, trut the
matron managed to get all the children out
safely with the exception of two
boys, who were rescued by a fireman after
they had been almost suffocated.
MRS. D0CKERY IS BETTER
Goveraor' Wife Sleep Two Hoar
and Doctor Are More
JEFFERSON CITY. Dee. 24 Mr. twi.-
f Cnd,t,n " 10
l?rJh ""I ?T,enhouri - ton'a-At she
slept from 6 o'clock until nearly 8.
me appearance, tonight ware so reaa
urlng that her physicians were Inclined to
entertain hopea tor her recovery.
NEBRASKA MAN IS KILLED
Oa of Ten WhOae l ive. Are Blotted
Out by Prematare Explosion
8APULPA, I. T. Dec. 24.-Whlle working
on the Arkansas Valley Western grade
twelve miles northwest of Sapulpa, two
men were killed and one wounded by a
premature eploslon of dynamite. The
dead are William Corry of Nemaha. Neb
and Jolin Flynn of South McAlenter I T
Movements of Ocea
Vessels Dec. 24.
NeW Yfirk ivrltrail. .
!Jv.rnni a.iT. " o I'"."-... -ic. rrom
eW6n7cymric: for Liverpool: BUth
New .lL'" M"""u. "cm
At Glasgow Arrived:
Caaael, from New
new i or it.
At Southampton Arrived
St. Paul, from
vA.An,QWr,rIAr,",ved: Finland, from New
York. Sailed Huin.,iunj ...L ,.!,,: 7
phl(1 ' ...v.. .u, nuiaqei-
- At yvri!wl-8ailed: Havreford.. for Phil
adelphia: Teutonic, fur New York
At Sydney-Arrived: Ventura, from 8an
Francisco via Honolulu and Auckland.
Franri"" 8a"ed: Anubl". n
At Hong Kong-Arrived: Athenian, from
Vancouver via Honolulu and Yokohama;
a.mpreas of China, from Vancouver via
Yortk.Lt"1008"ed: Me,11' Ior New
At Maplea sailed: Vancouver, tg Bioo.
REQUEST IS RECEIVED
Booserelt Now Has Definite Prsposal to
Arbitrate Yeneruelan Trouble,
TOO EARLY FOR ANSWER TO BE MADE
President Wants Time to Examine Docu-.
ments Before Replying.
WILL NOT LONG DELAY HIS DECISION
Blockade Constitute! Erer Present Daager
Which Executive Would Eemore,
REBELS ANNOY CASTRO GOVERNMENT
Revolatloaary Leaders Plan to Take
Caracas Kow Armistice 1 Over and
Coantry I Disrooted by
WASHINGTON, Dec, 24. Th eronosal
of Great Britain and Germany that Presi
dent Roosevelt arbitrate the Venesuelan
dispute have reached Washington.
They are In such form that the president
can accept or reject the proposition out
right. So far, the messages havlna been received
while the president was absent from th
White House, he haa bad no opportunity to
consider them, and until he doea so his de
cision cannot be "known.
For the same reason the Information can
not be gathered here as to the details of
the proposals, and although great Interest
1 felt here as to tha extent of the limita
tions which the allies will ask to bo placed
on the arbitration, curiosity on that point
must remain unsatisfied until the president
haa finally made uo his mind what h win
Decision Will Be Speedy.
It Is known that he le dlsnosed to aet with '
all speed In this matter, for he realizes
that the conditions on the blockade line ar
such that almost any moment an unpleas
ant Incident may occur through the ob
atlnacy of some skipper or from a genuine
misunderstanding aa to th terms of th
blockade which may diminish th chancea
of a peaceful settlement of the Venezuelan
The Navy department ud to noon had re.
celved no word from Commander Dlehl ot
the Marietta concerning hla reported pro
test against the action ot the blockading
squadron at Caracas in refusina ta allow
the Red Diamond liner, Caracas, to remain
in ine narbor yesterday Irng enoua-h to dls.
charge Ita cargo. No request for instruc
tions has come from nlm. '
The officials of the department tiava en.
tire confidence in Commander Dlehl'a hii.
Ity to handle the situation, and unless they
near someming from him In the ahane of
a proteat against the action of th allies.
me? win max no move.
A a rule. It la agreed that a blaokaJi ,
fleet can do pretty much as It likes. It la '
intimated, aa a possible reason for tha
position taken by the allies In declining to
allow Caracas to remain In the harbor at
night, that at dark It would be fllfflcult to
exerciae any surveillance ot what waa being
taken out of Its hold.
For the name reason the alllea mar have
oeclded that It should not return to the
harbor today, but should take on Us pas
Rebel Growing; Active.
WILLEMSTAD. Island of Curacoa. n.
J3. (By Boat from La Cuayra. The revo
lutionists, strengthened br tha imnnamhii.
Ity of the government's e. t oresslna tha
smuggling of arms and ammunition Into th '
country, and by the fact that it has no '
longer any fleet at Ita disposal, have made
answer to President Castro's proposition
that they turn their arms, against the for
eigners who have attacked Venezuela by
referr'nK him to General Matos, their only
chief capable of dealing with the matter.
The rebel have regained courage. Th
government, which signed with them an
armistice of ten day, which enda tomor
row, has 3,600 men at Barqulalmeto and
2,600 near Caracas, but all others who had
enrolled themselves to fight against the
foreigners have retired.
The revolutionists have planned a march
on Caracas by three roads. The leaders,
Ramos, Antonio Guevara, Urbaneta and
Penaloz, with 2.B00 men. will march via
Guatlre. Antonio Fernandez, Oslo and
Crespo Torre, with 2,600 more, have left
Camanagua, and General Rolando, with
2.600 troops, will go from Alta Oracle,
Ammunition Is expected to arrive vry
day near Tucacu.
The situation for President Castro Is
considered to be again perilous. Attacked
by foreigners and bis own countrymen, he
can with difficulty resist the shocks, as
the government's resources have vanished.
The president's departure for La Victoria
is for the purpose of trying to check the
near advance to the capital of the revolu
tionists. General Mate will leave Coraooa
Paaseacer Are In ttnaaders.
LA GUATRA, Dep. 24. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) The Dutch
Tf 7n VrTS,1 Halt? and" Ven.T
Uel ergo. Urgent
sieamunip rrlns Wlllem II. which left Now
rlsions. wa. stopped by warship, on reaoh
Ing the line of blockade off thla port to
oay. ine commander of th allied squad
ron refused to allow th vessel to land Ita
cargo, but gave permission for passengers
and mall, to go ashore.
. The La Guayra port authorities, ' how
ever, would not let the passengers land or
re-embark because the steamship's agenta
here declined to pay the port charges,
which would have to be paid If the cargo
had been discharged at the wharf.
The Venezuelan officials ridicule the
blockade. They say the country la self
sustaining and that the greatest sufferers
by the foreign blockade are the foreign
merchants. Complication, are arising over
merchant vessel, a. the alllea are making
new regulations every day.
The allies have captured ten email Ve.'
nezuelan veaaels, worth all told perhaps
$60,000, and now have them anchored ho
tween the warships.
The Venezuelan soldier, who have been
encamped In the mountains behind La
Guayra since the allied warships came have
gone to La Victoria, forty miles southwest'
of Caracas, where President Castro la
watching tbe threatening movements of
Merckssl Vessel Haver Aroaad.
CARACAS, Dec. 24. Th steamer Cara
cas wss cruising today before La Ouayra.
The steamer Merida of tbe same Una has
left Wlllemstad, Curocao, for Maracatbo,
where it will attempt to ascertain whether
the blockade is effective.
There is much indignation among the
people of La Guayra with 81gnor de Riva
and Herr von Pilgrlm-baltaszl. who are
considered responsible tor the bombard
ment ot Puerto CabeUo. The enrols frees
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