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ALLIES ARE DISAPPOINTED
Ptweri Expms Eerret at Roo?eTelt's
Decision Hot to Ac!.
LONG DELAY IS NOW EXPECTED
''" Demand tor (ash nntt nrnfrtl
Request that Castro ApoloaMie Mar
Aid la Keeping; Arbltra.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27. Officials' here be
llevs sereral days must elapse before any
thing la the nature of a preliminary proto
col for the Venezuelan arbitration can be
made ready (or signature. Germany Insists
on a payment of 10 per cent of her full
claims before submitting her case, and pos
sibly President Castro's obliKitlona of honor
may cauae further delay. At the tame time.
It la hoped that these matter will be speed
ily adjusted and soma e.rrr.psement made
for removing the blockade, though the al
lied ships will certainly be ready to renew
It Immediately Id case Venetuela defu.icta.
Washington having been the pivot about
which all the negotiations have turned up,
It Is surmised that It may slso be the
scene of the signature to the preliminary
protocol, either by the resident representa
tives of the powers Interested or by spe
cial agents sent for the purpose.
An erroneous Idea hss obtained In some
quarters as to the functions of the president
and Secretary Hay, who has been repre
sented as endeavoring to personally con
duct the negotiations, aa drawing up proto
cols and generally taking a leading part in
all that Is going on.
Disappointed at Refusal.
BERLIN, Dec. 27. The Oermsn govern
ment Is disappointed by President Roose
velt's declination to be arbitrator In the
Venezuelan dispute, but In pursuance of his
decision will correspond at once with Great
Britain and Italy on the subsidiary ques
tion that must now be agreed upon, such as
raising' the blockade and. the definite form
of request whereby Venezuela on the one
side and Oermany, Oreat Britain and Italy
en the other s'll ask The Hague tribunal
to adjudge the dispute.
The Interchange of views on these and
ether requirements probably .-tit take place
at Washington, where the ambassadors can
eonfer freely with Secretary Hay and obtain
through him President Castros' assent to
the precise proposition to be submitted.
Foreign Secretary von Rlchtoffen regret
the long delay which Is likely to ensue be
fore the final adjustment of the controversy.
He had relied upon President Roosevelt's
personality to take up the case and reach a
decision quickly. Baron von Rlchtoffen
says the declination Is In strict accord with
his message of December 2, In which, re
ferring to The Hague trltmnat, he said:
"It Is far better, wherever possible, to in
voke such a permanent tribunal than to
create special arbitrators for a given pur
pose." When Baron Von Rlchthoff received Sec
retary Hay's note this morning he had In
his desk the summary of the note trans
mitted from Washington by the Associated
The Lokal Anzelger's Caracas corres
pondent says: "President Castro Is one of
the Venezuelans who do not distrust the
Yankees. Mr. Bowen. has his confidence
fully. The German wholesale merchants
would regret arbitration If controlled by
Americans. Some of them have declared
emphatically that It American control Is
established It would be better to transfer
their business from Hamburg to New York.
"President Castro contemplates confiscat
ing the property of British, German and
Italian subjects when the blockade ex
hausts his resources."
,The Foreign office officials here decline
to Indicate what Germany will do regard
ing Castro's demand that the powers re
store the fleet and raise the blockade bo
fore Venezuela accepts arbitration.
Italy Receives Reply.
ROME, Dec. 27. Ambassador Mayer to
day presented to the foreign office tho
president's reply on the Venezuelan arbi
tration. The prealdent says that although he Is
very gratified at the confidence the powers
have shown in him by choosing him as
arbitrator, which position he would have
accepted If there were no other means of
solving the question, he thinks it better
to submit the case to the Hague tribunal,
especially as all the powers concerned
nave shown an honorable spirit of mutual
consideration and moderation, he la glad
to be informed that they all have agreed
to submit the question to The Hague tri
bunal. Mot Saves Haarue Court.
PARIS. Dee. 17. Baron d'Estournalles de
Constsnt, a French deputy, a member of
The Hague tribunal, has written a con
gratulatory letter to President Roosevelt
on the submission of the Venesuela troub
les to The Hague court.
The baron expresses the view widely pre
vailing In official and diplomatic circles
re, that this course will save The Hague
tribunal from practical extinction. He ssys.
A great number of Frenchmen and other
Europeans are happy to Join with me In
THE VALUE OF CHARCOAL
Pew People Know Haw reefnl It Is la
rrcservlaar Health nun Beauty.
Nearly everybody knows that charcoal Is
the safest and most efficient disinfectant
and purifier In nature, but few realise us
value when taken Into the human system
for the same cleansing purposs.
Charcoal Is a remedy that lbs more yon.
take of It the better; It is not a drug at all,
but simply absorbs the gases and Impuri
ties always present In the stomach and in
testines snd carries them out of the system.
Charcoal sweetens the breath after smok
ing and drinking or after eating onions and
other odorous vegetables.
Charcoal effectually clears snd Improves
tbs complexion. It whitens the teeth snd
furthsr acts as a natural and eminently
It absorbs ths Injurious gases which col
lect In the stomach and bowels; It disin
fects ths -mouth and throat from ths po son
All druggists sell charcoal In ens form or
mother, but probably the best charcoal and
the most for the money Is Stuart's Ab
lorbent Lozenges; they are composed cf ths
Ineat powdered willow charcoal and other
aarmloet antiseptics In tablet form, or,
rather. In the form of large, pleasant' Mat
ing lozenges, the charcoal being mixed with
The dally use of these lozenges will sons
'ell In a much Improved condition of ta
teaeral health, better complexion, sweeter
reath and purer blood, and the b sjty ft It
a. that no possible harm csa result from
heir continued use, but, on the eontnry,
A Buffalo physician, la sptaklng of ths
senenta of charcoal, ssys: "I adrtss
Ituart's Absorbent Losenges to all patlsnts
iviSerlng from gas la the stomach aad bow
is. and to clear the complex on and purify
breath, mouth and throat; I alst De
lete the liver U greatly benefited by ths
ily use of them; they cost but twenty-five
ate a box at drug stores, and although la
loma sense a patent preparation, yet I ba
le's I gst more and better charcoal In
Ituart's Absorbent Losenges than la any el
vtatr charsoei tablets.'
expressing their era tl Hide for the generous
unleilna firmness Have displayed In
silt 'port of lnternair-n.il luetic. Kurop Is
constantly epenklna; nf American cometl
tlr, which hss Its material silvantas In
stimulating Ovir energies, but you have In
augurated a moral competition more ef
fective than the other.
Twice you have reminded the govern
ments of thHr duty, pointing out that the
court of arbitration offered Its aid and was
always ready. Hy allent understanding
the sovernments thought to ahandon The
li.igue tribunal. On the morrow of Its offl
cIhI creation It waa about to perish through
ill will when you rame to protest against
the attempt which was threatening the
liberties of the world. To two republics
of the new world, the Vnlted States and
Mexico, belongs the honor of opening. In
tho face of passive Kurope, the gates of
The Hague tribunal.
This first leenon ought to have been suf
ficient, but It waa humiliating to find, re
cently, that not a single authorised voice
was raised to remind the rowers of their
duty, plainly assumed, under article 17,
only three years ago.
The Initiative of the T'nlted States com
pared with the psrslysls of Euro Is a
sign of the times which a Kuropean muat
have the coursge to recognize.
Honor to your government, which has
understood that amidst the general ab
stention someone had to awaken the oth
ers from their lethargy and lead them
forward In the way of Justice and progress.
LONDON, Dec. 27. The Foreign office
officials say a note from Secretary Hay,
similar to those presented at Rome and
Berlin, hss been received here. Nothing
has yet been decided regarding the cessa
tion of the blockade or the terms of tho
Method to Be Pursued.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 27. There Is now
In progress an active exchange of notes
between the silled powers, Venezuela and
the United States respecting the method
of submitting to arbitration the Issues
which have arisen between Venezuela and
Questions are being put and answers are
forthcoming, but It is said that the nego
tiations are In such shape that It would be
extremely Injudicious snd Indiscreet to
make each phase pub'.lr. If there really ex
isted a desire to reach a satisfactory set
tlement. It Is explained at the State department
that the part of the United States gov
ernment just now Is that of "good friend"
to all parties; that It Is not undertaking to
draw up protocols or limitations on the
parties, but Is confining Its offices to get
ting them together snd keeping them so.
In this view it will not be necessary for
our government to prescribe how the Mon
roe doctrine shsll or shall not figure In the
protocols; It will judge for Itself by results
how our Interests are affected and will not
Indulge In premature or uncalled-for pro
tests. As for the terms of arbitration
agreement, it Is ststed that they are in a
fair way to be speedily adjusted, but noth
ing can be said of the details.
It Is presumed tbst the allies will agree
to terminate the blockade, though no stipu
lation has yet been entered Into on that
point. Nothing has been beard recently
of the part to be taken by United States
Minister Bowen in the final settlement, and
It begins to appear that after all Venezuela
will probably be represented by one of her
CARACAS, Dec. 27. In order to avoid any
embarrassment through a wrong interpreta
tion' being placed on its presence at La
Guayra, the United States gunboat Marietta
will leave tomorrow for Wlllemstad, Cura
coa, where It will remain subject to a call
from Mr. Bowen.
COLON. Colombia. Dec. 27. The Conserv
ators of Barranqullla attributes President
Castro's present trouble In a large extent to
his interference In Colombia's civil war,
which caused misery and great loss of life
Notwithstanding this circumstance, con
tinues the paper, the phases of Venezuela's
conflict with Great Britain and Germany
are being watched with the keenest Inter
est, for sympathy is entirely on the side of
our own sister republic, which all Latin
America hopes will emerge honorably,
though eorely crushed, from the present
The French trans-Atlsntio steamer Lab
rador, from Havre, will omit Venezuelan
ports from its itinerary owing to the blockade.
PROMOTIONS ARE ANNOUNCED
Missouri Paelflc Railroad Moves Offi
cials to More Important
ST. LOUIS, Dec. '27. The Missouri Pa
cific today officially announced the follow
W. H. Blsslsnd, chief, clerk of the pas
senger department in 8t. Louis, to be as
sistant general ticket agent with offices In
H. D. Wilson, district passenger agent
with headquarters at Memphis, Tenn.. to
be assistant general passenger agent with
offices at Memphis, Tenn.
J. C. Pannlll, asalatant general passenger
and ticket agent, to be traveling passenger
sgent with headquarters at Memphis, vice
Ellis Farnsworth, transferred to Denver.
Messrs. Blssland, Wilson and Pannell
have been in the service of the Missouri
Pacific, for a number of years and have
risen from minor offices to the new posi
tions which they will assume on New
RAILROAD ASKS FOR DAMAGE
Michigan Central Race State for Bis
Million Dollars for Revoca
tion of Charter.
DETROIT. Dec. 27. The Michigan Cen
tre railroad, this afternoon, began suit
by summons In ths Wsyns circuit court
sgainst ths ststs of Michigan for $6,000,
000 for damages resulting from ths revo
cation of tbs railroad's spsclal charter by
the special session of the state legislature,
just at the close of Governor Plngree's
The State In revoking the charter gave
tts consent to be sued. Under the charter
the road could charge 3 cents a mile pas
senger fare and paid a specific tsx on
gross esrnings In lieu of other taxes.
Under ths general Isw It can charge only
2 cents a mile and Is subject to an ad
valorem tsx on Its property Thich la
doubling Its annual taxes. Ths damages of
$4,000,000 are alleged to be for one year.
BURLINGTON KEEPS CRANCE
t. Joseph Official Withdraws Resla
alios, aad Consents to Aet
ST. J08EPH. Mo., Dse. 27. P. E. Crsnce,
for fourteen years general superintendent
of the Burlington, has consented to recon
sider his determination to retire on Janu
ary 1 and will continue with the company
In an advisory capacity.
Mr. Crance's experience of forty-two
years with the Burlington Is valuable to
the management and many Important mat
ters of record are referred to him.
BRADFIELD JS PROMOTED
Becomes Assistant Superintendent of
Entire Sew York Central
BUFFALO, Dec. 27. It wss annouacsd
tonight by A. H. Smith, general superin
tendent of the New York Central, that
Jcsepb P. Bradfleld, superintendent of the
Buffalo dlvlfloo, has been appointed as
sistant gtnoral superintendent of ths sa
tire road, who headquarter at New York.
THK OMAHA DAILY 31EE: SUNDAY, DECEMHElt 28, 1002.
WOULD MERGE PARIS GAS
Chicago Man Failing' to Obtain Concession
Tries New Plan.
LIGHT SUPPLY IS NOW UNSATISFACTORY
Municipal Council Derides to Investl-a-ate
(ksrgc of Extortionate Tariff
and Has Ssneroia Schemes
PARIS, Dec. 28. The Figaro this morn
ing states thst the Paris municipal court
will certainly hold an extraordinary session
at the end of Jsnusry to consider the gas
There hss been considerable outcry for a
couple of years against ths company which
now holds the gas concession of Paris be
cause of the high price it charges consum
ers. In view of the approaching examination
of the company's concession several
schemes hsvo been under consideration by
the municipal council. A syndicate com
posed chiefly of American financiers, In
cluding Anthony Brady of Albany and Chi
cago, came forward last year with a pro
posal to take over the concession, but the
plan, which provided for cheaper gas, did
not then meet with success. Now Mr.
Brady and other officers of the Chlcsgo
Gas Light and Coke company are on their
way from America with, It Is asserted,
Ideas of effecting a merger of the severs!
Paris gas and electric light companies.
GIVES DINNER TO WIDOWS
Queen Alexandra Remembers Wives
r.nd Children of Men Killed In
LONDON, Dec. 27. Queen Alexandras
dinner this afternoon to the widows anj
children of those killed In the South Af
rican war formed the most striking dem
onstration In London's observance of Christ
mas. Long before the festivities began crowds
gathered in the streets adjacent to tho
Alexandra Trust building, which was gaily
decorated. Over 600 widows and 800 chil
The bright clothing of the children formed
a pleasant contrast to their mothers' wid
ows' weeds. Inside the building there
were military bands on each floor, whllo
Highland pipers. Punch snd Judy shows,
theatrical troupes snd tables for toys,
crackers and special chocolste boxes from
tho queen all lent vivid color to the cele
bration. Sir Thomas Llpton, who received tho
guests In behalf of the queen, was kept
busy helping lift children to relieve moth
ers who had brought families larger than
they could carry.
Sir Thomas read the following message
from the queen:
"Pray convey the expression of my very
best wishes to my guests at the Alexandra
Trust. Msy they spend a happy day and
may God help and bless them through tho
In the course of his speech, Sir Thomas
"I feel certain all of you will ever treas
ure the recollection of today's gathering
as a token of the queen's high regard and
womanly solicitude for those whose best
and dearest laid down their lives for king
"The dinner may, and I hope It will, be
taken aa a queenly lesson, which ought to
be forever remembered, that those who
have suffered In behalf of their country
should not be forgotten."
Sir Thomas' call for cheers for the queen
was answered with a great shout from the
women and children, which the crowds out
side took up.
A telegram was sent to Queen Alexan
dra expressing tho loyal snd loving thanks
of ths children snd their mothers and wish
ing the king ant? queen hippy New Year.
CHEER RUSSIAN MINISTER
Macedonians Look on Muscovite Raler
as Their Friend and
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Dec. 27. Count Lams
dorff, the Russian foreign minister, who ar
rived here on his . way to Belgrade and
Vienna today, was lunched by Dr. Laneff,
the Bulgarian premier and foreign min
ister. Prince Ferdinand and the entire
cabinet was present. Political subjects
were, however, carefully avoided in con
versation. A torchlight procession of several thou
sand Macedonians visited ths palace this
evening and thanked Count Lamsdorff for
the aid given by the czar to Macedonian
refugees snd expressed a hope that the lot
of their brethren In Turkey might be Im
proved. The Russian foreign minister responded
simply with the words, "I thank you."
LONDON, Dee. 27. A dispatch from Bel
grade predicts that the first result of Count
Lamsdortf's visit to Servla will be a min
isterial crisis, as some of the cabinet have
already reelgned. and the remainder will
probably follow that example. It Is be
lieved that the Russian foreign minister's
Visit will lead to a reapproachment between
Russia and Servla and that a visit of ths
king and queen of Servla to the czar will
JEWS TO BE NATURALIZED
Better Treatment of the Race is
Promised hy Roumanian
BUCHAREST, Roumanla. Dec. 27. At
today's session during a discussion of the
question of ths naturalization of Jews, ths
minister of public instruction, M. Harat,
referred to the calumnies sgainst Rou
manla In connection with the Jewish ques
tion. Ths minister declsred It wss inexpedient
to discriminate In the treatment of
foreigners and said the lews must be ap
plied with justice and equality to every
body. He concluded with remarking: "It must
be demonstrated that Roumanla Is toler
ant and no handle must be given to her
slanderers." Naturalization ef Jews was
HUMBERTS LEAVE FOR PARIS
Extraordinary Precautions Taken to
Guard Famous Safe Fraud
MADRID, Dec. 27. Ths members of ths
Humbert family stared on their Journey
to Parla thla evening under a strong guard
of French and 6panlth detectives.
The male and female prisoners were con
fined la separata carriages of a special
train and were not allowed to communicate
with each other. Mounted gendarmes main
tained a cordon around ths train until it
steamed out of the station.
Ths trsln will be attached to the Paris
express on the French frontier st noon
HAMILTON, Bermuda. Dee. 27 The New.
port steamer Mlnnetonka was towed hero
todsy. The vessel wss struck by a heavy
sea on December 11. when about 100 miles
from Halifax, which smashed the lifeboats,
shifted the rsrgo, csrrled away the steering
gear and reused considerable damage to
the bridge. A temporary steering gesi i
rigged up snd the vessel steamed 1.700
miles to Bermuda.
MANY VILLAGES IN RUINS
Later Advices Show that Karlhquake
in Russia Devastates Jsmeris,
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 27. Later ad
vices from Ashkabad. Russian Turkestan,
ssy thst In the country around Andijan
eleven villages sre In ruins ss a resul'. of
the recent earthquake and that fully 6,000
houses have been destroyed In these scat
The weather Is warmer and the work of
rescue and succor Is proceeding with bet
The villages sre sufficiently provisioned
for some time, but the government will be
cbllged to supply the wsnts of the working
people at Andijan until spring. No one Is
permitted to enter Andijan without a police
There were continual undulating move
ments and uphesvsls of the earth. Increas
ing in strength toward evening all day
JUNKS DRIFT HELPLESSLY
Hundreds of Chinese Craft Break
Loose In Vans; Tsc
K Inn at.
VICTORIA, B. C, Dec. 27. Mall advices
received here; ssy a dreadful disaster oc
curred on November 28 on the Yang Tse
Klang. A strong tide caused a commo
tion among the Junks with which the Chi
nese rivers abound. A small rice boat broke
In a trice half a mile of junks were
adrift, some on their beam ends, some
capsized until actually hundreds of junks
drifted down the river in batches.
The North China Dally News says there
was a terrible loss of life as well as
EXPLORER STARVES TO DEATH
Leads Party to Bolivian AVIlda. Where
All bnt One rrrlnh of
SEATTLE. Dec. 27. News has t Just
reached here that John H. Roubb starved
to death In the wilds of central Bolivia In
June, 1900, while on an exploring trip. But
one man out of a party of thirty escaped.
Rouse was one of the pioneer mining
men of Washington, coming first to this
section In 1878. On his last trip he was
one of a party representing the Bolivian
government. His friends will ask the De
partment of State to investigate his death.
MILES LANDS IN JAPAN
General Malta Flowery Kingdom and
Receives Warm Welcome from
TOKIO, Dec. 12 (Via Victoria, B. C, Dee.
27). Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles
arrived at Nagasaki on the United States
transport Ingalls on the 9th Inst. Then he
came through the Inland sea to Kobe, whero
he took train for Kobe and Yokohama.
The general was received with great
honor by the state officials and expressed
great interest In what he saw.
MOUNT PELEESTILL ACTIVE
Volcano Throws Clonds of Smoke
nnd Dust to Tremendous
ST. THOMAS, D. W. I., Dec. 27. The
cable ship Newlngton, which arrived at St.
Lucia, B. W. I., yesterday, reported having
passed Mount Pclee on Tuesday morning.
The volcsno was then In violent eruption.
Dense clouds of gray rmoke and dust were
pouring from the crater and ascending to
an enormous height. Other advicea say that
the cone was luminous during the night.
BURNING STEAMER ABANDONED
Crew Saved by Another Ship, bnt
the Vessel Is a Total
LONDON, Doc. 27. Advicea have been
received here today that the British
steamer Mombassa, bound from Calcutta
for New York, was abandoned on fire, De
cember 23 In latitude 15 north, longitude
86 east. The crew were saved and were
landed at Colombo.
Cabinet Crisis Settled.
!-EW YORK. Dec. 27. The Chilean cab
inet crisis has been settled, cables the Her
ald's Valparaiso correspondent, by an agree
ment thai all the ministers shall remain at
MOROCCO ACCEPTS FAIR BID
Moorish Kingdom Decides to Make
aa Exhibit at St. lLoula
ST. LOUIS, Doc. 27. A cable waa re
ceived by the Louisiana Purchase exposi
tion officials today saying that Morocco
had accepted the Invitation to exhibit.
The members of the Kansas World's Fair
commission visited the exposition site to
day, and expect to let the contract upon
their return to Topeka for the erection of
their state building.
Karl Bitter, wha has been appointed
chief of the department of sculpture, suc
ceeding Frederick W. Ruckstuhl. resigned,
has developed his sculpture plans with
His scheme departs from that planned by
Mr. Ruckstuhl In msny caaes. The key
note of the decorations Is to be joyous and
festive, and the less decorative festures In
ths wsy of portrait statues will be kept
within ressonsble limits. Mr. Ruckstuhl's
plan contemplated an abundance of portrait
BERLIN, Dec, 27 The fair commissioner
of Germany, Dr. Lewald, gave a dinner to
night In honor of Halsey C. Ives, art di
rector of the St. Louis exposition. Thosd
present were Commissioner Brucker, a
number of artists and the officials superin
tending ths art museum, among the la'ter
being Anton von Werner, Prof. Julius Les
slng, Dr. Rlchter snd Herr Wormuth.
former commissioner of Germany at the
Chicago World's fair.
Promotion fur Captain Coarser.
PIERRE, 8. D., Dec. 27. (Special Tele
gram. I Adjutant General Conklln today
announced the promotion of Captain O. E.
Coursey of Mitchell to msjor of the Sec
ond battalion, First regiment. In place of
John Holman, rtnlgoed.
Rearulatloa ef Hallroad Rates.
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 27.-The second
session of the fifteenth annual meeting- of
the American Kconomlc aattuilatlon, hld
at lbs University of Pennsylvania today
waa devoted to a discussion of the topic
"Public Regulation of Kallroads." The
frliiolpal speakers were Charles A. Prouty,
ntorstat comm. ree commissioner, whose
paper waa on "Nallonrl hegulatton," and
talker D Mines, vice president of the
Louisville A Nanhvtlle railroad, who spoke
on "Legislative Kegulalioa of Kallroad
NEARLY KILLS CARDINAL !
Elevator Falli at Pitubnrg with Church
Tignitvy in Car.
RECEIVING CITIZENS FEAR NEEDLESSLY!
Shock Disarranges l.lalits and Formal
Reception Proceeds hy Flickering;
Candles Held by Three Hun
dred In vlted'tiaests.
PITTSBURG, Dec. 27. While Cardinal
Gibbons, Archbishop Ryan snd other lead
ing rhurohmen were descending in an ele
vator at the Hotel Schenley tonight, ths
cage suddenly gave way and the occupants
shot downward at a rapid speed. Fortu
nately the drop waa but twenty feet and
none of those In the csge was Injured.
Great excitement prevailed, however, as ths
crash of the elevator was hesrd all over
the building and the guests rushed to
ihe- elevstor shaft.
Cardinal Gibbons was one of the first
to step from the partly wrecked car. He
promptly assured those present that he
was uninjured, as were all who made the
downward trip. The concussion resulted
In the elevstor breaking the lighting pipes
at the bottom of the shaft and caused the
reception arranged for his eminence to
proceed for a time with each guest holding
The reception had been arranged by Mr.
and Mrs. Willis McCook in the ball room
of the hotel, to which the host and hostess
had lnlvted some three hundred of the rep
resentative men and women of the city.
After the reception the cardlnsl and the
other clergy were conveyed to the monas
tery for the night, and participated In
the midnight devotions. . The cardinal will
be celebrant at the morning mass In tbs
private chapel of the monastery, with only
members of the brotherhood and their
guests as auditors.
The dignitaries of the Catholic church
who are guesta of the Brotherhood of 8t.
Paul of the Cross and who will participate
In the ceremonies attending the celebration
Include Most Rev. Archblahop Ryan, met
ropolitan of the province of Philadelphia;
Archbishop Elder of the province of Cin
cinnati, Rev. Thomas Fenlon, rector of the
cathedral of St. Louts, six bishops of the
church and many well known priests.
DESTROYS WRECK EVIDENCE
Unknown Person Teara Leaf from
Conductor's Register Showing;
Persons on Smashed Train,
TRINIDAD, Colo., Doc. 27. The coroner's
Jury investigating the cause of the freight
collision near here on Wednesdsy evening
was called at 2 today and examined ten
witnesses, Including the conductors of the
The evidence wea to the effect that tho
conductor of the extra checked up the reg
ister, but a sensation was created when the
book used In the yard office here and the
one checked from on Wednesday night was
produced snd the sheet bearing the date
of December 24 for the north division, the
one the jury wanted, wss found to be miss
ing. It had evidently been torn out.
Most strenuous efforts were made by the
district attorney to locate It, but the yard
office employes pleaded ignorance. It has
a vital bearing on the case.
All testimony was completed by 6:45 and
the Jury, after about three hours' delibera
tion, adjourned until Monday.
So far eight bodies hsva been recovered
from the wreck, and although the wreck
ago has r.ot been entirely cleared away, it
is not believed the death list will be in
creased, although sensational rumors are
still in circulation.
SIGN GIGANTIC CONTRACT
Sheet Strel Company Makes Slx-Mll-llon-Dollnr
Sale to RooflPa"
riTTSBURO. Pa., Dsc. 27. The Gszetto
tomorrow will say: The American Sheet
Steel company has just closed the biggest
contract of Its history, which will swell Its
grcss esrnings next year by $6,490,000.
The contract was entered Into between
the Sheet Steel company with representn-
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tlves of the thirty-four constituent con- j
rerns of the Metal Roofing and Corrusat- I
Ing company, whereby the latter agrees
to take all Its sheets during li'OJ from the i
sheet producing constituents of the Unite. I i
Ststes Steel corporation. !
The company will consume about JO.Oi'O 1
tone of black sheets, ths sggregate cost of
which will be about 14.240.000. Other '
sheets required under the terms of the con- !
tract. Including the higher priced gal- j
vsnlrrd product, will amount to about 30.- :
000 tons, at a cost of approximately $2,- I
TALKS OF MJONLEY LEAGUE
Founder Telia How Idea Orlstlnnteri
nnd Promises Formntlon
CINCINNATI. O.. Dec. 27. Lewis O. Rey
nolds of Dayton, O., who conceived the Idea
of the Carnation League of America, today
announced that the projectora of the league
hoped to be able to make a general promul
gation of its objeota on January 29.
"The league will be a permanent organ
isation," said Mr.' Reynolds, "with plans
for enrolling all members, and tho present
plan Is that no fee whatever be attached
to the league. Funds for the promulgation
of the movement and for Its establishment
have been provided."
It was the lack of any general observance
or decoration on the first anniversary of
the death ot McKlnley that suggested the
Carnation league, Its name was suggested
by the fact that the carnation was McKIn
ley's favorite' flower and because It Is a
flower easily obtslned anywhere In the
country and at any time In the year. The
laxity shown In draping flags has led to the
league'a simple plan ot wearing a carna
tion In the coat lapel, at the throat or lu
the hair on the date of McKlnley's death.
Women will be enrolled the same as men.
Lara Order for Cars.
BALTIMORE. Dec. 27. The Seaboard Air
line has awarded a contract to the South
Baltimore car works for the building of
1,000 freight cam of 60,000 pounds capacity
each. Deliveries on this contract are to
begin in March next. The contract repre
sents an outlsy of $700,000.
South Dakota Brasil Commission.
PIERRE, 8. D Dec. 27. (Special Tele
gram.) A meeting of the State Brand com
mission has been called for January 20 ta
clear up accumulated work.
A tied Couple Perish In Flames.
OSAKIS, Minn., Dec. 27. Mr. and Mrs. V.
W. Phelps, an aged couple living alone,
were burned to death In a fire which de
stroyed the house. They were too feeble to
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)ERS TAKE ALL THE CASH
at Union, Missouri, Suffers Fifty.
ONLY TWO MEN ARE IN THE THEFT
I pen Aanlt with Mtro-til J rerlne
d Terrorise People li Display
of Klrenrms I ntll Joli
UNION, Mo., Dec. 27. The Bnnk cf Unlet
was robbed this morning, the vaull
blown open with nltro-glycerlne and $30,coo,
the entire contents, stolen.
The robbers were two In number and art
believed o be professionals. They es
caped. About 1 o'clock a loud explosion wa
heard and shots were fired around the pub
lic square. Most of tho citizens who hesrd
the noise supposed It was caused by boys
out on a lark, celebrating Christmas, nnl
paid no attention to It.
Oscar Pusch, a hardware dealer, who
lived across the rtreet, notleinn that the
bank was being -obbed, went to the window
to look out. but was covered by a revolver.
He then kept quiet. O.hcrs In the vicinity
of the bank were also kept quiet by a dis
play of revolvers.
About fifty shots were fireil to terrorize:
sny who might WHnt to venture out. Som
ssy seven men were seen nround. 'nit Mr.
Busch says but two men left tho bnuk
after the robbery.
The wreck was complete, '.he vault door
and the safe being completely demolished,
us was the whole Interior of tho bank.
The glass front ot the building was also
completely destroyed. When the work wss
finished the men left town, wnlklng toward
F. W. llnrtman. cashier, was called after
all was over. He estimates the loss al
about $.10,000. The bank carried $10,00')
Insurance against burglary. There is no
Missouri Swedes Aid Countrymen.
ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. Dec. 27.-I.neMl Swed
ish litlseiis todxy I'le.lneit themselves to
raise $2.i for the relief of their country
men In northern Sweden, where crops
fulled list season.
It Is expected the northern counties of the
etate will nlso assist the movement.
All-Amerlcnna Win Twice.
IH'RUQl'K, Ta.. Dee. 27 The All-Amer-Iran
team won two victories here todiy.
This afternoon they defeated the Vlels,
8.0.'U to 11,7X2. 'and tonluht beat Dubuque,
2.970 to 2.S41. The latter score Is the second
best showing made against the All-Amer-leuns.
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Sell All Our
Ladles' $33.00 Near Seal
Ladles' $15 00 Near Seal
I.adles' $3.00 Fur ScsrfB
I.Hdles' $10.00 Fur Scar's
Lrdiec' K15.00 Isabella or
Sable Fox tiec: fs for..
IDNAM STREETS. OMAHA.
FURXITUUE AND CA.lt PET CO.)
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