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CHANCES FOR CITY CHARTER
J Amadment Ee ng Cotnidred Without
' ' Publicity by Doaziai Delegation.
LEGISLATORS HAVE AGREED NOT TO TALK
Rapmalnn of Paltllr atlmra I I-
Irrrt by nm Urmlirm nf ta
Prleaatlon, hat Ther Dr
Sot Ask to It.
At thfl moptlnt; of the Joint committer of
citlrrns 8t th Cotnmrrclal club Friday
eight tb Impression glvea out by on
of th mmbsra that tit Douglas county
delegation to the state legislature had pre
pared, in part, a number of amendments to
th city charter whirs, would have an effect
upon the administration of the city front a
political standpoint, and that ilie delega
tion preferred to receive from tha Joint
committee recommendations upon what may
bo called the bUHlness features of tha char
ter and not the so-called political features.
Yesterday a member of the delegation
denied that this Impression was correct and
said that as far as be knew tha members
of the delegattrn desired suggestions on all
sabjects relating to the city ehartef.
A person very eloa to the members of
the delegation and who has kept In loach
to a great extent with thslr conferences,
but who would not permit the as of his
"I am In a position to know that, while
the members of the Douglas county delega
tion lav aa anderstandlag' by which aons
will speak for publication without a united
expression from all, a onmber of the mem
bers flee l re a more general discussion of
matters which may be presented, and were
it not for the rule which has been adopted
they would talk more freely. Certain mem
bers who hare expressed themselves upon
certain subjects have been cautioned by
their fellows, and steps have bees taken to
keep them from breaking Inta public print,
for this reason I do not desire to be quoted
by name, for the matter might be traced
to on or more of tha delegation.
Far C'aaasjlaa; Btortloa Trat.
"At the same time I know that a number
of matters hare been considered and that a
number of the legislators would like to hare
them discussed by the public. Among these
uestions, and to cover whlra 1 anderatand
a bill has been tentatively drafted, la on t
change the date f the city election front
April to May or June. Thla la ion oa the
representation of a number of cltlxsns. who
say that at the time of the spring election
the business men are very busy aad cannot
tak that part in the campaign which they
feel they should, and that if the election
wero held in the quieter summer months
they could take part.
"Another proposed change refers to the
electron of county comrnisslofiers. At the
preajnt time the city councllmen are elected
by alt of the electors of the city, and It Is
proposed to have the county commissioners
elected by all of the electors nf the county,
aa the people In one part ot the county are
as much Interested In the selection of the
entire board as they are rn th selection of
any one member.
"There Is a strong feeling with the dele
gation that the city attorney, the city en
gineer and the prosecuting attorney of tha
city should be elected and not appointed.
When this proposed amendment was sug
gested there were those present who sug
gested that If this were don the Board of
Fire and '-Police Commissioners and the
street commissioner should also be elected,
aa this board and this officer have much in
fluence In the city government. An expres
sion was earnestly desired oa these subjects
by a number ot the members of Uie delega
tion, but they are not in a position to ask
publicly lor such aa xpresslon, aa they
cannot get a unanimous request for It.
"Another question on which an expres
sion, of public sentiment is desired is the
municipal ownership of public utilities.
Suggestions have been mad that the law
governing this feature of th city govern
ment should be changed to give the city a
right to much freer action In this regard.
"It is almost certain that no charter
tmondnipnt will be submitted as an inde
pendent bill. The majority of the delega
tion foe! that it would save opportunities
for making mistakes to have all bills to
amend tfle charter referred to a commltteo
which will compile them and Introduce an
omnibus measure. Thla measure can then
be considered aa a whole and be amended
a found desirable. It la tro that thla plan
will make it more difficult to secure any
amendments, but It Is believed that it will
be the bait plan, aa it will aav the pre,
enc ot contradictory aad conflicting pro
visions in the charter.
"So far as I can leara there is no opposi
tion to placing ia th charter a aravletoa
which wilt place the railroads upon th
same basis aa regards taxation aa all other
property in tha city, but th matter baa not
NOBODY 15 EXEHPT.
A IVew Preaaratloa Which Bvryn
fWIH Re Sssasr f-atsr.
Almost everybody's dlgesttoa fat disor
dered mora or leas,, and th commonest
thing they , do for It is to tak-" aoai on at
th many ao-ealled blood purifiers, which in
many cases are merely strong cathartic.
Buch things are not needed. If the organ
ar in a clogged condition, they need only a
llttU help and they will right themselves.
Cathartic irritate the sensUlv lining f
th stomach and bowels and often do more
barm than good.
Purging is not. what t add. Th
thing to do 1 to put th food in condition
to b readily digested and assimilate.
Stuart 'a Dyspepsia Tablet do this perfectly.
They partly digest whst Is eaten and give
the stomach Just th help it needs. They
stimulate the eertloa aad srstla f tha
digestive fluid and rsUsv ta congealed
condition of the glands and membranes.
They put the whole digestive system in con
dition to do Its work. When that la don
you need tak no nor tablet, sale yoa
eat what do not agree with you. Thea
tak on or two tablet give tam seeded
help and you will hav a trouble.
It' a common, aens aaedicln and a nd
mon sens treatment and It will cur avery
time. Not only cur th disease but cur
th caus. Goes about It ta a perfectly
. sensible aad scientific way.
W hav testl jooolaia eaoagh t fill a
book. Vc w don't publish many of them.
Mowvor--ji.iP. C M. Faith, of Byrd'a
Creek. Wis., says: .
"I have ?v,o all th Tablets I got f yo
lad they hav don their work well in my
case, but 1 feel Ilk a different person alto,
gather. I don't doubt If I had not got
thein I ahould hav been at rest by this
H. B.'WUlard. Ouslow. Ia.. aaya: -Mr.
Whit of Canton, waa telling me of your
Dyspepsia Tablets curing him of Dyspepsia
from wbleh h. suffered for eight years. Aa
I am a sufferer mvself I wish you to send
ma a mrtiii h ratnra mall "
I Phil Brook. Detroit. Mich., says: "Your
I Dyspepsia cure ha worked wandera 1 my
I case, I auffered for peara from dyspepsia
V but am bow entirely cured and enjoy lit aa
I never aav before. I gladly roommead
It will cost to to Qad out Just hw much
Stuart's Dyappala Tablets wilt help you.
Try them Utaf g tba beat wax t $acl4a,
received much attention at this time, being
left over to com op with the omnibus bill."
AUDITORIUM STOCK READY
Orllleslei Will IU Issaed to ftabsrrl
aers h Have Paid la
After Monday morning th stockholders
of the Omaha Auditorium company who
have paid in full for their Block may re
ceive certificate by applying at the ofTic
of the company on tbe fifth floor of the
Board of Trade, building. There are about
320 people who have paid for their stock
In full and fhey will receive- certificates
ranging In amount from 2, MO shares down
to one share. The largest shareholder to
receive a certificate at this time will be the
Armour racking company, whose subscrip
tion of $2,500 was paid In full at the time
It was made. Tbe second on the list Is the
local telephone .company, whose certificate
will show tbe possession of 2,000 shares in
the company. There are probably mora
than 10O- person who will receive certifi
cates for one share at thla time.
Tha majority of this stock was ful'.y paid
up a year or more ago, at the time of the
Brat call, a considerable amount was paid
up at th time of the second call, while a
smaller part has been psld up since that
The third assessment will be dna and
payable on January 9, and th secretary ta
bow serving notices of such assessment.
Th money la needed to continue work on
th building, and ita collection will be
pushed by th secretary and board of dl
MAYOR TALKS OF CHARITY
Denies- Commissioner Coaaellr'
Statement About City Drawing
oa Coaaty Store.
A woman applied at the office of Mayor
Moore for aid from tbe city Friday. A
year ago thla call would hav been but on
of several. This winter it was unusual.
"This cold snap would have sent us fifty
applicants a year ago, whereas It now sends
us but one," said th mayor. "Despite- th
high price ot fuel, I hav very few caller,
for pretty nearly everybody ia prospering to
a greater or leas degree and the other hav
already beea discovered and looked after
by the policemen assigned to that duty. We
are doing all we ran to meet th absolute
needs of the deserving, but we ar going no
farther than that. I read In The Bee a
statement by Commissioner Connolly that
the elty drew $10,000 worth of supplies from
th county store last winter. Such talk Is
bosh. Th elty didn't draw $1,000 worth,
and what it did draw waa for those who
needed the supplies, and needed them right
away. The pMlcemen, knowing the people
and the condition on their beats, are able
to readily learn of cases of real need. The
county Is apt to require three or four days'
time to make 'Inspection,' and meanwhile
the destitute might starve or freexe."
MARRYING BUSINESS IS DULL
Violent aad Sudd Slump After th
Rash Day Before Christ
There Is a violent, sudden and woeful
slump tn the marrying business. Leading
Joiners aver that if experlenoe bad not
taught 'them te stare away some of the
Christmas profits fhey would starve- be
tween then and New Year. Last Wednes
day there were fourteen licenses Issued
by Clerk, Morrill, and seven of the pairs
were married by County Judge Vlnsonhaler
before they left the court house. Sat
urday there was but on license Issued
and no wedding bells at all at tha temple ot
Th demand for conjugal certificates is
always large th day preceding a holiday.
Even on July I, frequently ao hot that the
groom's collar Is prostrate before the
ceremony, the couples will come Just the
same and demand a chance In the great
gamble. Already this month lot licenses
have been Issued, and tbe total for the
year la 1.119, which lacks but twenty-flv
of equaling th banner year, 1898.
FIREMEN SAVE FOLL'S LIFE
Find Freaekaaa Lrlaa; aa Floor la
ttapor aa Ilia Bed
Th timely arrival of the police and th
fir department probably aaved Emit Foil,
a Frenchman who was rooming at 117 South
Tenth street, from suffocating yester
day morning. Foil went to bad Fri
day night intoxicated. Shortly after
S o'clock yesterday morning amok
Was sees Issuing from his room. The de
partment waa summoned aad th firemen
discovered Foil lytng In a stupor oa the
floor. Th bed waa in flames and burning
fiercely. Foil waa found to hav bean badly
burned on hi left leg, arm and band. His
face was also cat. Tbe origin of th fir
waa th upsetting of th lamp. Th victim
was taken to tha police station by th offi
cers and Drs. Hahn and Mick dressed bis
Realty Transfers Inr (ha Wrek,
With one holiday darinsr the tlm, the
real aetata transfers for the week ending
December 27, wer phenomenally large, be
cause of the transfer of the property of
th Omaha Street Railway company to the
new corporation. Involving a deal of $10,
au.tioo. Aside from this deal the total waa
relatively small, th figures being:
Monday $ 13,156
Saturday 6, its
Had To Maea Jewelry.
Abe Warwick, a negro-, who gave the.
Elkhora Valley nous aa his place of res
idence, waa last nlht arreated at Thir
teenth and iJouglae street by Detectivea
Davla. and Savage. In his possession was
about Hit) worth of Jewels, which be was
trying to pawn at tbs tlm of hi arreec.
He bad in two Jewel boxea two oki-fasu-luned
rhlneatone earring, a marquise dia
mond and ruby ring, a rlnie with two chip
diamond, and a large aolitar diamond
A marriage 11 cans was "'ci Saturday-
Mam and Residence Age
Thomas K Whits. Kanaa City j
Mary F. Ohort. Omaha. 30
Frank Konsoky. who waa charged wrth
assault and battery upon his father,
picadsd guilty in Juatk-s Altstadt'a court
aud waa fined & and coat.
Mr. Jeaet Winchester, connected with
asaorlated charities of Uncoln, will soaak
aonday night on "fkK-lallsm for Childhood
and th Horns' at 5ll North Sixteenth
Fred Banner of M14 O street, 8outh
Omaha, and Helen Vicker of 1J.7 Capitol
avenue wsrs arrested last night In Osthoits
ball for ilaniiiig the stilne and the buffalo
daoc. They wsrs hold for f) ball.
P. B. Lott and wtf of Chicago ar reg
fcttsrsd at th Millard.
H. W. Bowen. Marshall, Field t Co s
Nebraeka salesman. Just arrived at ths
J. Oj Sandford. wlf and child, t'nltod
States army, aa sUmiUi- at tba Millard,
sn their way ta the Wuiiic coast.
Major W. R. Graham, stationed at Kan
sua City, ia making th MiHard his home
while on a visa tu Omaha sua Ui bulla.
PAPERS ARE TO PROVE UP
Police Board to Hear Prottita from Hswi
papera Next Monday.
BROATCH THREATENS SODA FOUNTAINS
Suddenly Avrakeaa to th Secret nf
Their rrosperlty aad rrsnoaes
to Make Them Tak Oat
It Is presumed that next Monday evening
will witness a showlag of hands by tbe
daily papers of tbe city In the matter of
publishing notices cf applications for liquor
licenses, because at Friday night's meeting
of th Board of Fire and Police Commls
sioners that evening was determined upon
as the time for bearings a the protests
filed by two rival sheets against granting
licenses to fifteen ot those who had adver
tised In Tbe Bee alone.
Ten of these wer protested against by
both the World-Herald and News, three by
the News alone and two by tbe World
Herald alone. The protests made simply
the general claim that tbe papers filing
them had each the largest circulation la
Douglas county of any paper printed ia
.Xoa Bwt Llrraw Matter.
The board devoted It entire session to
liquor license matters. It overruled the old
protests against the granting of licenses to
Henry Rohlff for his place at 30J North
Sixteenth street and to N. V. Halter s Co.
of 1402 Doaglas street, granting tb appli
cations of both. Other licenses were
granted Charles Sorenson, Washington hall;
Pa bat Brewing rompsny, 103 North Six
teenth; M. Mullen, 301 North Sixteenth;
Minna Wlrth, S24 South Tenth; Jacob M.
Krug, Twenty-fourth and Hickory; Nat
Brown, $11 South Fourteenth; William J.
Magee, 1202 Douglas, and Frank Barker, 61J
The granting of Barker's license leaves a
distinct Impression In the mind of Frank
H. Mathls that he ia working against heavy
odds, for he applied for license to sell liquor
at (11 South Thirteenth, directly across the
alley from Barker's saloon, and was refused.
It Is understood that the main trouble
lay In the fact that Mathls was trying
to break Into the charmed circle with the
amber ruds of a LaCrosse company and
that home Industry was butting him back
at every point. He filed a petition with
thirty-two signers or two more than the
law requires. Home industry whlnpered
things In the ears of four of the signers
and they withdrew. Mathls filed four new
names;' home industry again Whispered and
five withdrew. Mathls filed three new
names; again home industry made a few
sub rosa remarks and two withdrew. At
the ssme time there was filed a protest
signed by twenty of the abstemious and In
dignant residents of that prohibition dis
trict, who could tolerate the existence of
no Institution of iniquity in their neigh
borhood that Is, none except Barker's.
Then Mathls gave up the ghost and the
board had it duly entered upon its books
that his application waa refused because he
bad cot a sufficient number of signers on
his petition and further, that It was pro
tested. Bod Foantala Revelations.
- After en of the seances ia tha dark room
Friday evening Medium W .J. Broatch whis
pered th newa that the bard had seen a
great light and la about to do things to the
soda fountain men. From th realms of th
occult had com a dlvulgenc that there ta
mors la a sharry flip than shows on Its face,
and the spirits had commanded tha board to
let the totally unsuspecting and dense pub
lic know of thla by requiring the fllpplst,
or the man who pays his salary and tha
Mil for laundering his pal vests, the same
$1,000 license that Is required of those who
sell flips under a more common name and
disguise not the naked liquor.
This plan, however, is stilt the exclusive
property of the magicians of th board and
the genii of Bplritland. It hasn't been put
onto paper and was not discussed during
the few moments that the wonder-weavers
were visible to the nakd eye Friday night.
It Is told that there are fifty-five drug
gists and other soda fountain proprietors
who are selling drinks containing spirit
uous liquors over their counters, but paying
only the $10 druggist's permit Instead ot
the $1,000 saloonist's license. Th United
States government charges both $25, making
no distinction. It is understood that as
soon as convenient Medium Broatch will
lead tha other magiclana around to each of
thea fifty-five dispensaries and ascertain
by the only- sure method Just what truth
there is In this shocking and entirely new
discovery of bis.
CATTLE MUST BE KILLED
Dr. lalmoa Say Tha Aloa Caa
Disease B atmuaed .
BOSTON, Dec. 27. Dr. D. E. Salmon has
issued a statement regarding the work ot
exterminating the toot and mouth disease.
We sra oblla-ed to face the faet that thor.
are only two courses to pursue. Either the
diaeaaed animals must all bs killed and
th contagion stamped out Immediately, or
we mui mi aown ana watch the ulaease
and try by quarantine to prevent Its
spreading. How long th quarantine would
be prolonged In that caae, and how much
ths dlsee would aprettd, cannot posalbly
be foretold. It la certain that everything
that delays the operation of killing and
disinfection will prolong th quarantine
iuat to the extent that such work Is de
layed, and the llu,00 a day loss, more or
less, to the stat will continue for a cor
respondingly longer period.
I to the present. 1.40 cattle have been
slaughtered in Massachusetts, and if the
work goes on as it should with continued
co-operation of the state officials and with
a friendly public sentiment, all the known
Infected herds should be killed and dis
posed of within th next week or ten
dava. There la every reason to believe this
will b accomplished.
DIES WHEN FORTUNE SMILES
Maa Frees f Death as Uanoi
allor with Larg Bstat
DULCTH, Minn., Do. 27 Papers found
among tbe effects of Oeorg Pleydell, who
waa fnosen to death on Christmas evening.
Indicate that ha waa the son of Major
Thomas B. Pleydell of Acton, Middlesex,
England, formerly of th royal army and
a man of wealth.
Ia early Ufa Pleydell waa at th head ot
a tea and coffee Importing houa in London,
but reverses carried away all his fortune.
He cam to America to attempt to re
cuperate, but met with no success, and
waa finally compelled to ek eut aa ex
istence as a sailor on ths Or eat Lake.
A short tlm ago hla mother died ia
England, leaving htm a share in aa cat ate
said to be valued at over $200,000, which
would have been paid next July.
COMBATS PARRY'S CIRCULAR
t lttfUas Utbsr Leader C nallsaaen
- Haaafaatarcrs' Prasldsat t
CLEVELAND. Dec. 27. Max Haye of
this city, a prominent socialist and labor
Uader, baa seat a long letter ta David
M. Parry, president f th National Man
ufacturer: astoclatioa, at Indianapolis,
challenging him to debate the relative
rights ef labor and capital. Mr. Tarry Is
credited with the statement that union
ized labor breeds snclallam and Is there
for a menace.
Mr. Haye also withes to debet other
statement that Mr. Parry Is quoted as
having made from time to time. The place
of meeting and date Is left to Mr. Parry.
SLIDING SNOW KILLS MINERS
Trageiy Follows Christmas Toarert
la Monatalna f Brttlah
NELSON, B. C, Dec. 27. A anowsllde
struck the bunkhous of the Mollle Gibson
mine, ten miles from Lake Kootenay. on
Christmas night, razing the building. It la
believed Bine men were killed and several
Tbe men had retired after hsldina an Im
tromptu concert when the anowsllde came
down, crushing In the roof and aweenlns
the building and Its Inmates down the
mountain. They were carried from 300 feet
to half a mile from the site of the cshin.
One man was found In the snow, writhing
In agony. He died a few moments later,
and eight others ar unaccounted for.
L. BO U LEE.
M. HALL, assayer, from Nelson.
W. O. MURPHY, Alnsworth.
T. HOUSE, Silverton.
W. COLLINS. Nelson.
Two unidentified Italians.
QEOROB CHIP. Chines cook.
Of th men accounted for, J. Campbell is
dead; J. M. McLaughlin, shoulder dislocated
and leg nroksa; Mediants, slightly hurt;
John A. Bell, arm broken.
The rain Is th second highest tn the
Kootenays, being well above the timber
ASKS TO BE BOUND OVER
Man A erased at Marder Make
Peculiar Reqaeat of Toleda
TOLEDO, Dec. 27. Guy Harris waa today
bound over to th common pleas grand
Jury at his own request, charged with th
murder of Anna Snyder.
When asked why he made the unusual
request he answered that he would rather
take chancea with the grand Jury and also
have his attorneys expenne paid by the
state than attempt to withstand the hot
cross-fire of questions by detectives.
Mlsa Snyder waa found suffocated by
pillows Tnesday night and Harris was seen
leaving her dead body by a friend ot the
victim. Harris accuses a mysterious
stranger of committing the crime. He is
held without bail.
JURY BLAMES MANY FOR WRECK
Inquest on Pool Room Victims Re.
aalta la Verdict Implicating;
HOT SPRINGS, Ark.. Dec. 27. Respon
sibility for the explosion In the Turf Ex
change poolroom was charged to several
persons tonight by tha coroner's Jury in
the following verdict:
We, he Jury, empaneled to Investigate
Into the cause and manner of death of
Billy Helwlg. find that he came tn hla
death In the explosion caused from the
careless handling of high proof gasoline
In the Turf poolroom. The responsibility
ior im explosion is upon tne waters
Pierce Oil company, the Arkansas Gas and
Light company, and Leo Mayer and Eddie
Burke of New York, proprietors of the
poolroom, each being responsible through
their employes. . 1
Many civil actlona ar oxpected to fol
low this verdict-
SALOON BRAWL ENDS IN DEATH
Hetarnlaa; Soldier Drinks with Col
ored Man aad Then Shoat
KANSAS CITY.. Dec. 27. Louis Burton of
Louisville, Ky., a discharged soldier on his
way from the Philippines, tonight shot
Frank Walker, a negro, in a saloon on
Union aveau. Both men had been drink
ing, but eye witnesses say that Burton shot
in- self defense.
Burton was a member of Company G,
Second Infantry, United States army, sta
tioned at Manila, and arrived la Kansas
CALLS UTAH MAN MURDERER
Sal Lake Jndge Sara Dactsr Admin
istered Anaesthetic with Crim
SALT LAKE, Utah, Dee. 27. A charge
ef murder in th first degree was mad to
day by the county attorney against Dr. E.
S. Payne of this city, in whosa office Miss
Anna D. Hill, a achool teacher, was found
dead last Saturday.
Th coroner's Jury today found that
death resulted from an anaesthetic admin
istered with criminal intent. Miss Hill's
former horn was In Missouri. -
TRAVELING MEN CONVENE
Kx press Hone that Interchangeable
Mileage -Will Be Graated
CHICAGO, Dec. 27. Eight hundred trav
ellag men were present today at the an
nual convention of the Illinois Commercial
Men's association held In the Masonic
The report of th railroad committee
was th most Important incident of the
meeting. It declared that within a year
th committee hoped to secure Interchange
IGNORANCE LEADS TO DEATH
Ga Asphyxiate Csaatry Wsraaa
Taased ta Way of City
CHICAGO. Dec. 27. John Mahoney, hla
wife and son of Oroveton, Ind., were vic
tims cf cooking gas today wblla visiting
at th horn of Maboney'a daughter, $944
Wentworth avenue. Mrs. Mahoney and her
son are dead and the father 1 in a hos
pital. He may recover.
Th asphyxiation waa due t th Ignor
ance of Mrs. Mahoney In using a gas stove.
Brakeaaaa Has Serloas Fall.
U Philips, a Union Pacific brakeman. fell
from the lop of a car on a freight apecul
about &: o clock Friday afternoon, undr
the Tenth street viaduct, and In striking
the ground fractured a bone of hi leu
wrist and suffered quite severe bruises and
contusions about his head and rhoulders
Hi injuries wer dresae.i temporarily by
tba company's surgeon. Dr. Rmith. and he
waa then removed in ths ambulance to 8t
Joseph's hospital. 1'hlllpa bad been room
ing st the Windsor hotel. .
Raid Alleged Uaakllag Jslat.
Goorgs B. Homer. 114 South Fifteenth
street, was last alght arrested on a charge
of setting up and keeping gambling de
vices. Along with him ths polics bruught
two tables and an assortment of cards and
chips. It ha been thought for some days
that a gam waa running In Homer's plac
and an Investigation was made.
Cardinal Ulhboa la Ptllsbarg.
PITTSBURG. Dec. H. Cardinal Gibbons
IrHv.il fr.ifti Ralltmnr- . u ... t .. L. . .
In tha s-rtMen 4 . 1 . t i Ik. . L .
V ' ' I W.IUMI.1 1. I 1-
srs, wbleh begins twmorrow and wtil last
COAL LACKING IN WEST
louth Dakota SaSTori Greatly with Bitter
CHICAGO AND CLEVELAND ALSO SHORT
Reading; Mines Send Oat Lean Kael.
Thoaah Country la Freeslna, with
So Means In Slht to Ralld
HURON. S. D., Dnc 27. (Special Tele
gram.) Tonight closes a week of Intense
cold. The ground Is covered with a foot
of snow and stiff winds prevail. There Is
only a scant supply of soft coal and wood at
any point on the Great Northern and Chi
cago & Northwestern railways, and not a
pound of hard coal to be had. Tha situa
tion Is made more alarming because of the
difficulty with which railway trains are
operated, the lines being more or less
blockaded. There will be much suffering
In remote sections if fuel is not received
in a few days. The temperature ranges
from 12 to 20 degrees below sero. It la
feared that much stock will perish.
PIERRE, S. D., Dc. 27.j(Speclal Tele
gram.) With a cloudless Iky and a tem
perature of 30 above xero here today a
Northwestern passenger train which left
here this morning ran Into a bllxzard at
Harrold, twenty miles esst of here and was
obliged to return to this city.
Cooatr Buildings Abandoned.
BLOOMINGTON, 111., Dee. 27. Tha Chl
csgo V Alton has decided to make strong
efforts to relieve the coal famine In Chi
cago and Is borrowing engine wherever
possible and is pressing all the road de
partment and other cars Into the coal trade.
J. A. Foley, a passenger conductor, has
been appointed trainmaater, with head
quarters at Glrard, and his sole duty will
be to expedite the movement of coal trains.
It Is expected to Increase the movement of
coal from the Springfield distrl't 10 to 20
per cent while the shortage exists.
READING, Pa., Dec. 27. The officials of
th Reading company expect an Improve
ment in the coal situation next week.
During the past week shipments were
the smallest since work was resumed, not
over 90,000 tons being shipped out, as com
pared with 273,000 tons last week. To
day's coal run amounted to loss than 400
cars and the same amount was sent down
yesterday, compared with a daily average
of MOO cars last week.
Probe Coal Mine Combine.'
BPRINGFIELD, I1L, Dec. 27. Acting Gov
ernor Northcott has sent a letter to the
attorney general requesting him to go to
Chicago and make a thorough investigation
of the alleged coal combine organized by
railway companies' and dealers.
CLEVELAND. Dec. 27. As a result of
failure to secure fuel and the bitter cold
weather, the county buildings here were
abandoned tdday and the various public
offices and courts were closed.. Coal dealers
who had contracts to furniah fuel for the
county buildings declared that they were
uuable to secure the fuel.
COLD WEATHER IN THE SOUTH
Temperature Break Record for th
Season In New Orleans and
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.. Dee. 27. Last
night was tbe coldest' of the season. The
thermometer registering 24 here and 30
at Tampa, the latter with killing frost.
It i feared that young orange trees are
killed or badly Injured, aa tbe previous
warm weather had kept the sap in th
Ther la Considerable fruit yet in the
NEW ORLEANS. Dec. 27. Thla Is the
coldest day of the winter. At t o'clock
th thermometer registered 28 degrees and
there was plenty of Ice in the streets.
The freeze extended throughout this
ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 27. Today la a rec- I
ord breaker for cold weather thla winter. I
he mercury here Vent to 14 degrees above
this morning and Savannah reported 24.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Deo. 27. Tha ther
mometer dropped to 13 degrees her lsst
night, the coldest of the winter. ;
HEAVY SNOW FALLS IN .OHIO
Fourteen Inches on the Level I Re
ported In Many Sections of
CLEVELAND. O., Dec. 27. The heavy
snow storm which began here on Wednes
day last still continues today, with no
signs of abatement
Nearly fourteen inches of anow have
fallen on the level, while the drifts In ex
posed places are from three to four- feet
The street railways And much difficulty
in keeping cars moving. Trains on most
of tbe steam roads are running behind
DIG TRAIN FROM SNOW DRIFT
Burllaartoa Men Vse Shovels to Free
Car Stark tor . Seven
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Dec. 27. The block
ade on the Cheyenne branch of the Bur
lington, which began last Sunday with the
terrible blizzard, was lifted today when the
accommodation train arrived after having
been stuck In the deep drifts near Sterling,
Col., for seven days.
. The snow became packed and the wdge
plowa were unable to go through, so that It
became necessary to dig the train out by
Merger Hearing; Is Flaed.
FRANKFORT. Ky., Dec. 27. -The Inter
state commerce commission has notified
the Kentucky railroad .commission that It
will, on Janunry 15, begin hearing the
Louisville & Nashville railroad merger
case in New York.
Vanderbllt Will Recover.
NEW YORK, Dec. ?7.-The physicians at
tending Cornelius Vanderbllt said today
that they had every bope of his recovery.
Unless something unforeseen takes place,
no further bulletins will be issued.
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