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The Omaha Daily
ESTABLISHED JUNE ID, 1871.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOilXIXt!, DECEMIIEK 28, 1SMW.
HlNTiLE COPY THKEE CENTS.
LIST OF DEAD CROWS
Twenty-Two Reported ai Har'ag Loit
Lifa in tin Mich'gaa Wreo'c.
WORST ACCIDENT EVER ON THAT ROAD
Per Marquette' i Finer, Trains Conn To
gether to Their Mif - Uruction.
TWENTY-NINE PERSON. VJURED
Of Th'i Number it ii Believed v e 1
r 11 .i . ft '
nil i j. is. .
TRAINS MEET ON CURVED EMBANKMt
Hill and minding Storm rrrmti
Gilnerri from Seeing Approach
Ill LoromotlTc tntll it
Is Too Lnte.
GRAND RAPIDS. Mlili., Dee. 27-The
death list tonight resulting from the head-on
collision between two I'ere Marquette rail
road passenger trains near East Pari
yesterday evening stands at twenty-two,
with twenty-nine persons Injured, several
of them probably fatally.
AND MRS. L. J. BALDWIN of Mul
LOCI BALDWIN, their son, of Mulll
ken. LESTER WILLIAMS of Lamdng. Mich.
MRS. DAISY GILES of Lowell, Mien.
BURT MYERS of Orund Villa or Lake
WALTER .IORDAN of Grand Rapid?1.
JOSEPH HULLM (colored) of Windsor,
AUSTIN I. WAGER of Detroit; baggage
man.' CHARLK8 A. STODDARD of Detroit;
engineer of No. 6.
CHAHLK8 A. DEV1NE of Grand Rapids.
WILLIAM HELMHICH of Detroit; bag
ingeman, IP 1LM , 1 T T T T. . . -, n . ,
. uiiii.j:ii i ui isurr ubk or j nruana
ALLEN II. WELLS of Rig Rapids, Mich.
FRANK BURNS of Detroit; llreman of
PETER W. WIERNOO of Grand Rapids.
GEORQK PALMER of Detroit; American
Express agent on No. 6.
WILLIAM SMITH of Hnranac. Mich.
FOUR UNIDENTIFIED MEN.
Gerrttt Mot man. of Grar.d Rnplfls. Inter
nal Injury and hip crushed: dying.
Charles West of Harunac, Mich.; both
legs broken, left hand, torn off; probably
John Clark of Pottsvllle, Mich.; skull
fractured, nose broken seiinilMlv 1n1iiri.il
about body and hips.
Michael Multburg of Hart, Mich.; badly
burned legs, hand and breast.
Charles T. Chamber of lonla, Mich.; In
jured about head, face, body, hands and
Frank Waterman of Detroit, engineer No.
6; seriously Injured about head, face lacer
ated and Interne) Injuries.
J. C. Wood worth of Balem, Mich.; In
jured about head and body.
Edward Weigel of Grand Rapids; right
lea broken and head Injured.
George Nell of Grand Rapids, conductor
train No. 6; left leg broken and badly In
jured about body
R. E. Gay of Detroit, brakeman; head,
body and right leg Injured.
Harry Maj-rus of New York city, presi
dent of the E. H. Marcus company; left
leg fractured and Injured about the ghoul
,,, tterw. ' ' . ' f
E. T. Moon cf Grand Rapids, fireman
traliWOvii' Injured sbout head and body.
MM' 111 Kent of Grand Rapids; Injured
iniernnnyi - ?
C. N. Botsford of Parmlngton, Mlnh,;
mall clerk train No, C; badly cut about
Mrs. It. O. Gray of Ornnd Rapids; badly
bruised about head and hips.
H. O. Branch of Sunnehl. Mich.; badly
Injured about head and shoulders.
George Crammond of Grand Rapids; In
jured abouj head, and leg and collar bona
i Andrew Sprsgue of Allegan, Mich.; In
lured about head and body.
Miss Gale Sprsgu of Allegan; Injured
Claude Brown of Grand Rapids; leg bro
Mrs. IT. R. Rtreeter of Grand . Ledge,
Iftch. ; batlv cut about hnsd.
Howard Minor of Grand Rapids; left arm
W. J. Barber of Muskegon Heights,
Mich.; Injured about head and face. .
Rev. Josenh Humphrey, pastor of Church
of Christ, Lansing, Mich.; badly cut about
Timothy Qunley of Grand Rapids; serl
aiislv In lured about back.
J. T. Gould of Grand Rapids; badly cut
John Ross of Lansing; Injured about less
Henry T. Roles of Grand Rapids; leg
Ada Keller of Clarksvllle, Mich.; left leg
-Worst Arrldeut oat Itoau.
It was the most, disastrous wreck In the
history of the Pere Marquette system and
Instead of "being canned by man's careless
ness or mistake It is charged to the high
wind, which extinguished- the red signal
light In the order board at McCorda
station, whero the westbound train was
expected to stop ttnd receive orders. Two
minutes before the train rushed by McCords
the light was burning, aaya the operator
v there, but In that brief Interval tho billiard
which was raging extinguished It and train
No. 6 flashed by the station and crashed
Into train No. 4 near East Paris. The
trains, which were two of the finest on the
yatem, were reduced to a pile of broken
lid twisted timber and metal, with dead
and Injured pinned down and crushed by
the fragments of the heavy cars.
Five care and two locomotives were
Jammed tiito the space ordinarily occupied
by three coachea and the wreckage was
trewn acroas the railroad right-of-way
from fence to fence-
When train No. 5, bound west, rushed by
McCords Instead of stopping the frightened
operator notified the dispatcher, then found
that his red signal light had been ex
ttngulshed. Ho reported this fact and then
there was but one action to take. The
collision was Inevitable.
(alia for Help He fore Collision.
The dispatcher's office called for medical
aid and gave orders to bold the train over
the Saginaw branch at the depot and get
the wrecking outfit under steam. They the
Waited for the word they knew must come.
There was no chunce of the fast running
trains to see each other through the drlv
lr.g billiard In time even to s'ow down.
and In a few minutes word came from the
conductor of No. I that they had crashed
together and that there waa an awful los
The westbound engine drove through the
engine of No. I Ilk a wedge, separating
the gear from the boiler and standing the
latter on end like a broken, twisted shell.
The running gear was crumple! up like a
mu' h twine. Great east steel side rods
were bent Into many shapes and even the
ateel tires of the driving whetU pllt and
sprung froro the wheels, landing In some
, cases ten ftet from the engine. The bol'.er
of engine No, 397 turned over several
The very force of the twisting l-npac
seems to have been tha means of ravins th
life of Engineer Waterman, lie was thrown
forty feet over the ferre at the edge
the riaht-of-wav. Miun. lit iiremun. was
slt'tlnx on the ciumH uid of the cab and
he, too, was throwu iloar of the till c
As the trains came together the stetm
iCuuliuurd OS Third Page.)
BARTHOLDI EXPLAINS PLANS
Woald Commemorate the Deeds of
Civilian Heroes of tho
(Copyright. 1903. by Press Publishing Co)
PARIS, Dec. 27.-(New York World Cablegram-Special
Telegram.) The World
correspondent called by appointment upon
Bartholdl, the famous sculptor, who gave
to New York the colossal statue of Lib
erty Enlightening the World, at his fine
villa, comprising studio and home, with a
garden and rear court, 82 Rue D'Assas, on
the left bank of the river Seine. The cor
leipondrnt was cordially received Ly the
artist, now In his seventieth year. He Is
suffering from a complication of ailments,
but his eyes are still bright, his mind Is
'ar and he does light work dally hlm
f In addition to directing others.
Bartholdl said that he is always cher
ishing as his favorite Idea the turning of
Bedloe's Inland Into a sort of national
American Pantheon, girted with the statues
of tho?e who have contributed to their
country's fame, with Washington, La
fayette and other famous generals, per
haps, as a central group. He would also
have the bodies of, all the presidents re
moved to Bedloe's Island and would have
a comprehensive museum of national relics
established. He believes that such a spot
would prove a mecca for all Americans,
nstllllng patriotism Into the young. Be
sides, the Immlgrnnts would grasp and
learn to revere the history of the new
country while yet at Its very gate.
The correspondent Inquired about the
project attributed to him for lighting
Mont Martre with a lofty pillar, to which
he had planned to attach an electric bal-
The press hns mixed up two of ray
projects," Bartholdl smilingly explained.
'Some years ago, when back of Mont
Martre was a great plain, I suggested the
Idea In question, but since the Church of
the Sacred Heart has been, built that plan
s no longer necessary. The pipers have
confounded the pld Idea with my present
work on a monument In honor of the
deeds of the aeronauts during the siege of
Paris and to the heroes of the mall and
telegraph service of the same epoch.
"Here Is the design," he remarked, show
ing tha correspondent the model of an Im
pressive monument of unique conception,
the baFe and pedestal of marble, decorated
with appr priata designs of carrier plgrons.
telegraph poles and wires and stacks of
letter ,ready to be entrusted to this pre
carious mall service. The monument Itself
shows the city of Paris as an allegorical
figure of a woman, with her children dying
at her feet, the group surmounted by nine
great" balloons ready to ascend, while
alighting on the netting of the balloon a
pigeon brings news from the outside. The
group will be of bronze and the balloon
probably of mica.
The deeds of the civilian heroes are
unsurpassed In history," Bartholdl con
tlr.ued, "and deserve the recognition of the
country. Borne were carried to Norway,
some to Spain, others were drowned In the
ocean, and still ethers were captured and
shot by the Germans. The work depends
on national subscriptions, and, although
money is coming in slowly, I hope yet to
ee the monument erected In some suitable
place In Paris, but It will have nothing to
SOCIAL DUTIES ARE ONEROUS
Wife of Consul General Evans Breaks
Down I'nder the
(Copyright, 1903, by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON. Dec. 77. (New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram.) Mrs. Henry
Clay Evans, the wife of the American con
sul generul In London, was stricken with
paralysis a short time ago, but Is so far
recovered as to be expecting to go to
America In January. She is suffering also
from nervous prostration Brought on by
the heavy social duties attendant upon
keeping open house for resident, and visit
ing Americana. Mr. Evans took last year
big house In Kensington, In the fashion
able district of Queen's Gate Terrace, which
was rented furnished from a distinguished
army officer and which Is filled with
vsluable paintings and furniture.
It has been many years since a consul
general or on ambassador took any trouble
to recognise the American colony and
the receptions the Evanses gave were
crowded every week. They received Amer
icana also on Sundays and gave dinners
and various other entertainments an well.
Both Mrs. Evans, and her two daughters
are unusually good looking. They dress
well .and have simple, unaffected manners
which have attracted many friends. Then
Mr. Evans took to entertaining his wife's
callers with funny stories, for which he
has always been famous, until the recep
tions became so large and so numerous
tlat Mrs. Evan broke down. But the
Evanses expect to continue thejr hospital
ity to Americans In London.
Mr. Choate says he Is compelled to hold
aloof from his country people, as there
are too many ambitious mammas who beg,
entreat, demand, and then try through
political Influence to force the ambassador
to present their duughtera at court. At
no other oourt In the world has the Amer
ican girl the chance to shine. ' But as
the consul general has no official social
Status, he can keep free from complica
tions by replying to the American mother
that he has not the slightest Influence
No ambassador has had the courage to
take the stand Mr. Choate took 1m
mediately after assuming his office. He
and Mrs. Choate give a big reception on
the. Fourth of July, when any American
can call, and where you will find 'men
and womeit In bicycle suits, golf stockings
others with Baedekers under their arms, In
a mad crush with elegantly dressed men
and women. No well bred American thinks
of going twice to this function, but it is
the silly one the ambassador gives during
the year tor his country people. The
Choats entertain privately none but English
people or American women who have mar
rled Into the Eiipilsh nobility. They ac
eept no Invitation from other sources. They
s.-e Immensely popular with (he English,
bnt if Mr. Choate should ever stand for
public office In America he might meet de
feat through the enemies be has made
among Americans In London.
DUEL OVER ' DREYFUS CASE
rkawptan of Former Captain I'nder
Cloud Is Wounded In tho
PARIS. Pec ST. A duel with swordi
was fought this morning between Captain
Levy of the Fifth regiment of engineers
and Her.ry Z. Molroy, a leading antl
Semite. Captain Lvy was mounded In
The traditional rtsvlts of French duels
were not fo lowed In this esse, for tha
opponents remain unreconciled. The duel
ws the outcome of an ajtercalluo over
ihe Dreyfua case.
WANTS NATIONAL AQUARIUS
Secre'ary Corie'jou Will Ask OoDgreu to
Auihorii) Its Coni'ruction.
WOULD SHOW ALL WEI HODS CF CULTURE
Plan Is to Have Institution Where
Food Supply from Fresh and
Salt Waters May Be,
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27.-(Spec1al.)-The
action of Mayor-elect McCleilan in select
ing former Congressman Wlllium McAdoo
to be police iommlsloner of New York
City has caused great satisfaction In Wash
ington, where Mr. McAdoo Is well known.
He served In congress as a representative
of ono of the New Jersey districts for sev
eral terms and afterward was asslsstant
secretury of the navy during Mr. Cleve
land's last administration.
Cortelyon Wants Aquarium.
Secretary Cortelyou proposes to recom
mend the establishment of a national aqau
rlum In connection with the Bureau of
Fisheries. He bellevealhat It will not only
be one of the most attractive places for the
thousands of sightseers who visit the cap
ital annually, but will be of Inestimable
value to the student of natural history.
Strange as It may seem Washington . has
no aquarium worthy the name. There are
eight or ten glass cases in the fisheries
building, but so far If any real benefit Is
derived from the aquarium it Is not per
ceptlble. The facilities and resources of
the Bureau of Fisheries would permit the
maintenance of a public aquarium In
Washington under exceptionally favorable
auspices and at a cost that would be little
more than nominal. The experience of the
bureau In constructing and operating
aqunrla, which have been such an attract
Ive feature at all the great expositions dur
ing the past ten years, makes It especially
well qualified to conduct the up-to-date
permanent aquarium which the Deportment
of Commerce and Labor proposes to estab
Will Show Aquatlo Resources.
The national aquarium In Washington, as
planned by Secretary Cortelyou, will em
body more than a mere place of Interest to
sightseers. It will Illustrate-primarily the
aquatic resourses of the United States and
Its Insular possessions and will In reality
be a commercial museum of living products
of our lakes, rivers and seaboards. The
aauarlum will afford an opportunity to
practically demonstrate the fish culture
work of the government and to show the
principles underlying the artificial propa
gatlon of fish, lobsters, oysters and other
sea food. In extending its operations for
tho maintenance of the supply of the eco
nomlc animals of the fresh and salt waters
the Bureau of Fisheries needs ample faclll
ties at headquarters for the trial cf new
methods end for the experimental cultiva
tion of new food animals. Such facilities
will be afforded In the aquatic laboratory
which will form a part of the new aqua
The splendidly equipped aquarium at
Battery Park, New York City, la probably
the most Interesting show place visited bf
countless hundreds of people yearly. While
It nakes a feature of rare and unusual
fishes It makes no attempt to show practl
cally the manner In which fishes are taken
ror their propagation. The aquarium in
Washington, however. In addition to having
live example-of the deep sea fishes and the
fishes of our rivers and lakes on exhibition
will afford perfect object lessons of all that
relates to fish culture, and the aquarium.
therefore, will hnve a very important edu
cational and scientific function. The matter
of the location of the aquarium Is held In
abeyance until congrees passes upon Sec
retary Cortelyou's recommendation. It Is
thought, however, that the building will be
located near the Fisheries building and
upon land easily accessible from all parts
of the city.
Btory from Nebraska.
The p-esence In Washington this week
of Thomas O'Dav of Portland. Ore., was
Ihe occaslo'n of a great flow of stories be
tween O'Day and Representative Frank
Cushman of Washington state. O'Day and
Cuehmun had not seen one another
for- many ' years, but O'Day played
very prominent part In Frank Cushman'a
early career as a lawyer. O'Duy at one
time lived at Nellgh. In Nebraska. Cuh
man was also a resident of the same Judi
cial district. Cushman had been reading
law for s:me time and In due course made
application for admission to the district
bar of Antelope county. O Day was BP'
pointed by the court to examine young
Cushman. Cushman told O'Day that he
knew mlgjity little law but as he bad three
or four rases on the docket it was abso
lutely necessary that be be HdmHted lo
practice. O'Day started In to examine
Cuuhman on Blackstone and pleading and
practice. He had not gone very far until
he was perfectly certain - that Cushman
had gauged his abilities perfectly. "He
knew darned little law." O'Day had abiut
made up his mind to report Cushman to the
court as wholly unfitted to practice, when
Cushman said to O'Day:
"Look here, O'Day, I know I don't know
much law, but I promise you If you report
me as having passed the examination that
I'll stay awake nights studying up on the
blamed thing. I've got some roses on the
docket and I can't afford to employ a la
yer to try then. - You had Just better let
me go Into the business because I'll make
your life miserable If you don't." ,
Whereupon O'Day. Impressed with the
hopelrasntss of the whole business, reported
the facts aa he found them to the court.
O'Day said that he had found the app leant
for admission wholly Inefficient, but as he
had promised to read up on the law during
the winter months, he thought the best
way out of the difficulty was to admit (i n,
and Cushman stood up and took the pre
scribed oath as en attorney of the dist lc
court. Since those days Cuehman has
learned some law. He has the reputation
of being one of the very best lawyers In
his state, a. wit and a splendid afte'-dlnner
Ulktr. He has more than Justified the
trust and confdenee reposed In him by
"Tommy" O'Day. who Is now one of the
leading lawyers of the great northwest.
' w Story hy senator Depew.
Senator Depew, who has not teen In the
public eye very much of late because o
business carts in connection with the New
York Central railroad, has a new story
which he told to a party of friends ihe
otlwr evening at the Arlington. Mr. De
pew saia mai several years ago he waa
looking at the clock at Strasburg, when
be noticed a large number of America
tourists making the rounds of that cele-
bra ted ancient city.
"I was told by one of the Americans that
while most of the vi.iltors hugely enjoyed
the trip," said Senator Depew, "that by
way of contrast there was one anion
them whom nothing wonderful la nature
(Continued en Second Page)
MORE HEARST ON STREETS
Liverymen Assert that Old Men Are
Applying; far! Their Former
CHICAGO, Dec. 17. More hearses were
used by the undertakers today In conduct
ing funerals than at any time since the
livery drivers went on strike, but In every
case policemen rode on the box with the
driver. In one or two Instances regular
funeral processions of hearses and car
riages drove to (he cemeteries.
In answer to the notification sent out by
the Liverymen's association yesterday, de
claring that the plates of all the' strikers
would be filled at once unless the strikers
applied for their oli Jobs, more than 100
men are said to hake returned to work.
Nearly every union (nan who asked to be
taken back -rnnde 8ie declaration that
there Was a general feeding among the
strikers that the employers would win in
the end, and that public sentiment was
against -the men. The dissatisfaction of I
the drivers is most , general among those
men who were employed In the fashionable
livery stables. These men made a great
deal of money In tips, and they are afraid
that nonunion men may take their places.
The employers say, that they will have
no difficulty In securing men to All the
places of the strikers, and that carriages
for the use of the general public will be
sent out this week. Only a few will be put
in service at first, fai order to see whut
tactics the union may use, and to what
extent the police can be relied on for pro
tection. If these attempts are successful
the employers claim Dint by the end of the
week they will be able to take care of all
business that Is offedd.
Norman Larson, Baal to be a union team
ster, was arrested fftr Interfering with a
hearse which was returning from Rosa
Hill cemetery. . Larson, with two compan
ions, stopped the hearse and tried to un
hitch the horses, but seeing two policemen
approaching, the three men became fright
ened and ran away'. The police gave chase
and succeeded in capturing Larson. The
other two escaped.
At a meeting tonight of the members of
the Livery Drivers' union It was decided
to ask the Chicago Board of Arbitration
to Intercede in behalf of the union and en
deavor to settle the trouble by arbitration.
The arbitration board, it Is said, will com
municate with the Liverymen's association
tomorrow in .an .effort to bring about a
peaceable adjustment of the strike.
ICE GORGE SINKS PACKET
Seeond Steamboat to Go Down
Cincinnati Carries Carto
CINCINNATI, Dec. ?7.-The packet
steamboat W. H. Grapevine was sunk at
the Republic landing here today by an Ice
gorge, being the 'second boat sunk here by
Ice within a week. With moving ice ten
feet thick other craft and wharf boats are
In danger. The loss of the Grapevine, .in
cluding cargo. Is more than 110,000. None
of the cargo was saved and It hod come
from Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia
points up the river heavily loaded.
Captain Davis and Mate Tucker were tha
last to leave tha boa4,lfler all others were
Later thick Ice - from the gorges struck
tho iunken Grapevine, broke the packet
Into pieces and took the wreckage down
stream so that It is a total Wreck. Noth
ing can be learned of the hull" tonight. The
rise In the river In connection with heavy
Ice from the gorges caused more than
1100,000 of other carnage In the Clnclnatl
harbor today. The largest loser -was the
Cincinnati Gas company. Twenty-five of
Its barges loaded with coal were broken
from moorings, eifcht were caught and sev
enteen lost. Seven barges at the new city
water works were ulso carried away but
afterward caught. A drift of fifty logs
was broken loose above Coney Island with
six men on them and the men were not
rescued until they reached this city, having
been in a perilous condition during all the
distance of fffteen miles.
PITTSBURG, Dec. 27.-The recent cold
snap has made dangerous the ice In the
Allegheny river. At Rosston the gorge Is
an immense affair, parked to the bot
tom and extending fifteen miles up stream.
It was formed during a thaw and the
Ice breaking Into small pieces has packed
all the way to the bottom, offering re
sistance that can scarcely be overcome.
The water la backing.. up and spreading
over the lowlands.
The gorge at Sprlngdale still holds and
but little Ice la floating In either the- Alle
gheny or Monong.ihela rivers.
MACARTHUR REACHES HOME
Genernl Will. Not- Discuss Aliened
Conversation with Havrullan
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 27.-General Mac-
Arthur returned today on the steamer 81
berla, from the Hawaiian Islands, where he
has been making a military Inspection.
The general Is In good health, enjoyed his
trip and was greatly pleased with the
islands, which ho termed "a most valuable
acquisition to tjie United States."
One of General MacArthur's first ques
tions was for news concerning the Japan
ese-Russtan controversy and he listened in
tently to the information given him. He
was then usked:
'Is It true. General, that your visit to
the Islands was cut short by the probabil
ity of war with I'anumaT"
The general considered the question a
moment and said: "Well, I'm here."
His attention was directed to the 'recent
activity displayed in the transport service
and he remarked:
"I have not been notified about the trans
ports." Then the Interviewer broujht up the
subject of Colonel Jones of the Hawaiian
military, who quoted General Mat-Arthur
as saying that war would come between
the United States and Germany and the
principal fighting would be in the Pacific,
with the Hawaiian Inlands as an objec'ive
General MacArthur said firmly and posi
tively: "That is a matter that In no way
I will discuss. You must excuse me."
In relation to his trip the gene-al said:
"I made a very thorough Inrpect'on of the
Islands of Oahu anj have sent to Wash
ington a complete report of my Ideas for
the defense and establishment of fortifica
tions, also the number of posts I thought
advisable to establish. The trip was most
Instructive and Invaluable. The w.alth of
the country surprised me and pirt'cularly
waa I amased at the enormous sugar
Kew Railroad Starts Truffle.
GUTHRIE. Okl., Iec. CT. Train service
will be begun on the Arkansas Valley t
Western railroad, extending from Enid.
Okl., -to Tulsa, I. T.. U0 miles, commence
ing tomorrow. The new road will be
operated under the management of the
'FrUco system and It Is expected that
(lt wlii be exte&drj to Alva. OkL
DIXIE READY TO CO SOUTH
Work Carried en Batnrdaj Bight and Sun
day Preparing Ve-iel for Trip
BOAT IS FITTED FOR LONG CAMPAIGN
Quantity and Character of Stores
Indicates Government Expects
Extended 9tay-Currlea OOO
Marines to Isthmus.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 27. The Babbath
stillness at the league Island navy yard
was broken today by the hurried fitting out
of the Dixie for Its trip to Colon, and to
night the trim little vessel lies In the Dela
ware river ready to sail tomorrow. The
activity at the yard resembled much the
busy scenes there prior to the Spanish
Brigadier General Elliott, commanding
the marine corps, and who is going to the
isthmcs on the Dixie, arrived in tho after
noon. Three companies of marines, one
from Boston and the others from Wash
ington, also arrived. They were marched
to the barracks and later were scut on
board the cruiser. Altogether the Dixie will
take south 600 marines, who will be under
the Immediate command of Lieutenant
The work of loading the cruiser continued
until midnight Saturday and was com
pleted this afternoon. The quantity and
character of her cargo Indicates that the
government expects a long campaign at
Panama. Its holds and decks are crowded
to the limit with stores. Besides the regu
lar stores and outfit for tho marines on
hoard and those now at the isthmus the
Dixie will take with It five wagonloads of
small arm ammunition, a large quantity of
lumber, camp supplies and a number of
Considering Answer to Reyes.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27.-State depart
ment officials have under consideration
the nature of the reply which Is to be
made to the note of General Reyes, the
Colombian minister, regarding the action
of. the United States m connection with
affairs growing out of the cession of the
department of Panama. Just when the
answer Is to be ready Is not definitely
known. General Reyes Is anxious for
an early reTly and the State department
officials are equally as anxious that the
matter shall be disposed of as quickly
as Is consistent with a careful preparation
of the administration's nnswer. The Co
lombian note contains a statement of the
grievances' which that country -claims to
have suffered under the Interpretations
put on the treaty of 1810. It discusses these
grievances in a calm and dignified .tone
and sets out reasons which General Reyes
claims supports tho contention he has
made. The probability .Is there will be
several diplomatic exchanges between Co
lombia and the XTnlted States before any
thing .like a 'conclusion of the discussions
of the matters at Issue Is reached.
Election In I'uam Sunday.
COLON, Dec. 27. The marines from the
converted cruiser Prairie, who have been
stationed at Ravlxa, have gone from there
to Panama and aro now located at Bas
Obispo, a station on the Panama road,
occupying the. .house of 'the. canal com
The election of delegates to the con
stitutional convention look place today.
The United States gunboat Castlne ar
rived here today.
PANAMA, Dec. 27. Elections for mem
bers of the constitutional convention took
place today In every part of the republic.
The result ( are not yet known, but. tele
gnms from the Interior report the ap
parent triumph of the candidates pro
posed by the popular Junta composed of
liberals and conservatives. For the first
time In the history of the Isthmus, the
elections In the city of Panama have been
conducted without any attempt at bribery"
or other Irreguluritles.
Pannmn Willing: to Pay.
NEW YORK, Dec. 27. Mr. Bunau-Varllla,
minister of Panama to the United States,
stated tonight that he had notified Sir H.
Mortimer Durand, British ambassador to
the United States, of Panama's willingness
to assume a part of the exterior debt of
Colombia. The minister says this will be
done as soon as the Independence of Pan
ama Is recognized by Colombia.
Panamanians here who were Informed of
the' course adopted by Mr. Bunau-Varllla
said that this step had been taken to show
the good faith of the new republic. They
believe that no court of arbitration would
have reached the conclusion that any part
of Colombia's exterior debt should be as
sumed by Panama, as never In tho history
of the country was any part of the ex
terlor loans used for the benefit of Panama.
The total amount of the exterior debt.
with Interest added. Is about tl5.CO),000, nnd
Panama has a population about one-fifteenth
that of Columbia, so that Panama
will tako upon Itself the payment of
$1,000,000 If the conditions are carrlid out.
DIES BECAUSE OF TROUBLE
Such Explanation Made . of Suicide
of President of Texas
NEW YORK, Dec. 27.-Referrlng to the
disappearance of Granville W. Garth from
the steamer Denver on its way from New
York to Galveston, president of the lie
chunk's' National bank of this city, Alex
ander A. Orr, vice president of the bank,
said that for some time past Mr. Garth
had been far from well and within the liisi
few weeks had seemed on the verge J of
For this reason the board- of dhectori
passed on December 11' a resolution urging
Mr. Garth to take a. vacation of four
mouths. To this Mr. Garth assented end
Sailed wlfha companion on the Denver on
December 19. Tho bank -had continued to
prosper under Mr. Gurth's management,
Mr. Orr said, and his death was solely dua
to mental anxiety of a purely personal
ITINERANT F00JPADS BUSY
Rob I-ostofBce nnd Hold l Parties
" In Neighborhood of Phil,
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. E7.-Two white,
men with revolvers blew up a fafe, h-ld
up several persons and otherwise caused
considerable excitement last night In tht
suburban towns along the main line of the
Pennsylvania railroad. Two men wee h Id
up at Haverford, and later a man escorting
several ladles was stopped by the men, but
the screams of hla companions scared the
footpads off. Several hours later they ap
peared at Stafford, covered an aged watch
man with their guns, and blindfolded him.
They then rifled the safe In the railroad
office, which Is also the postoffice. and
took fluO in money and stamps. The police
have a good description of tbe bu glers
but up to tonight have been unable to find
any trace si thtaa, C a ,
NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST
Fair Monday and Tuesday,
pernture at Omaha Yesterd
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BOY DROWNED IN MISSOURI
Seren-Year-Old Child Loses Ills Life
While Playing on the
Master Gustavo Oltman, 7 years of age,
was drowned In the Missouri river nt 2:30
p. m. yesterday. The little fellow was
playing with his sister. Rose, aged 10, and
a brother, George, aged 8, near the river
bank, and Just north of the Union Pacific
Seeing a tin can lying on tho Ice some
twelve feet from the bank the boy went
out after It. He had Just picked It up and
was about to return when the thin Ice
gave way and he sank out of sight. His
little sister and brother bravely ran to
his rescue nnd both broke through the
Ice. It is probable that three fatalities,
Instead of one, would have happened, but
for thei timely arrival of Herman Victor,
an employe of the Willow Springs dis
tillery, who was attracted by the scream
ing of the children. He arrived In lime
to rescue the girl nnd the oldest boy,, but
when he drew tho body of little Gustave
from the water life was extinct.
The coroner was notified and the body
of the boy removed to his home at 1106
South Second street, where his father,
Henry Oltman, Is down with iyphoid fever.
It was the express wish of the mother that
the body of her boy should be taken to the
homo and Coroner Bralley had not the
heart to refuse her request. No Inquest
will be held.
DOWIE BIDS FLOCK FAREWELL
Declares He Is Taking; Nothing; bnt
Expense Money with Him to
CHICAGO, Dec. 27. Preparatory to leav
ing for Australia, John Alexander Dowle
bade farewell to his Chicago adherents at a
meeting in the Auditorium today. Standing
room was at a premium. After,an all night
"watch meeting" In Zion City New Year's
eve. Dowle will leave for New Orleans and
will travel to San Francisco via the south
western route, stopping at various large
cities enrnute. He Intends to sail from the
latter port January 21 and counts on being
back in Chicago next June.
"I am going to leave everything In Zlon
City nnd not steal away with either the
lace works or the temple," said Dowle
"That was a malicious lie about my wife
taking away $7,000,000, but I'm foolish to
deny It again. I will only take with me
enough cash for spending money."
Several times In the course of his re
marks Dowle spoke In a friendly manner of
President Roosevelt and"' In his prayer
asked that Mr. Rcosevelt'a enemies he crr
rumvented and forestalled In "carrying out
their mischievous plane." ; , , .
1RADES UNIONISM GROWING
Kew York Rnrenn Reports Increase
In omber of t'nlons and
ALBANY, N. Y.. Dec. 27.-Desplte the
fact that there has been alleged concerted
effort to discourage trade unionism, the
New York Bureau of Labor In Its bulletin
for the quarter ending October 1, reports
a great increase .in membership and In
unions established. The bulletin says:
At the end of September the Bureau of
Labor Statistics registered 2.718 trades
unions In this state, this being an In
crease of 225 over the number six months
prevlouK. T he total membership waa 390.
7:t6. an increase of 88.0S4. New York city
gained '24. 331, or 11.3 per cent In member
ship Tho principal Increases were in the
building and transport trades, while the
cl''hlng trades lost 4.1 1 mmlier8.
The volume of Immigration at the port
of New York continue to swell beyond
he record-nreaklng neures of last year.
In July, August nnd Poptcmber 19.sfi9
steerage pofsepe-ers landed in rsew one,
as aralnst 108,800 In the same months
NO DECREASE IN THE FEVER
Number of New Cases nt Ilntler
Almost Equals the Con.
BUTLER. Pa., Dec. 27.-Sunday's fever
record shows one death and right new
cases. Tho number of new cuwes may
be larger than reported, as the Third and
Fourth wards only were heard from. Th'3
Increase can einly be accounted for by
secondary Infection, as at least six of the
new cases are In the families where other
members have had the fever. The new
cases nearly keep pace with the con
valescents nnd the number sick is almost
as great us at Ihe beglnlng of the mouth.
A great number of nurses whose patients
have recovered from the fevc-r and for
whom there was no further work, have
returned to their homes. Probably twenty
five have left and the relief committee
at present hps not over 100 on Its payroll.
STAMPEDE AT FREE DINNER
Women and Children Trampled 1'pon
at Feast of Volunteers of
CHICAGO, Dec. 27.-Durlng a stampede of
the 10,000 men, women und children waiting
for admission, which followed the opening
of the doors of the Coliseum, where the
Volunteers of America todiy gave their
annuuf Christmas dinner, several glass
doors wero demolished and the docen po
llcemen on 'duty at the place managed to
restore order with tha. greatest difficulty,
In the rush several women and rhildren
were knocked down and trumpled on, but
none was seriously injured. The crowd waa
the largest ever aasemliled at such an
affair In Chicago and when everyone had
been satisfied not a morsel of tlu food re
REDUCE THE STEEL WORKERS
Bnyvlew Mills Post Notice that Wages
Aro to Be Cat Instead of
Milwaukee, Dec. Zi. Notice of a re
adjustment of wages, to go into effect Jan
uary 1, will be posted tomorrow at the
Bayvlew mills of the Illinois Steel com
pany. The readjustment, It Is announced
will be a decrease In wages and n4 a lay
off of a portion of the force. The .let ce
however, will specify that the readjust
.jient will prejudice no existing contract.
;out 354 iaco will be affected. 1
MEAT FOR FAR FAST
Bntsian Government Placet Order in Son h
Omaha for One Million Fonna
SENDS FOR SUPPLIES IN GREAT HURRY
Unit Be Seadj to Leave with Ea t. an
Chips Januiry 28.
CHINA THINKS WAR A. MOST INEVITABLE
Best Informed Diplomats See Little Hops
lor Other Eventuality.
PEKING PREPARES (OR COMING CLASH
Report Shows ItO.tKKI Forelatn Trained
Troops, but Those Fnmlllnr wltb
Conditions Think Stntement
The Russlnn governments buying sup
plies in South Omaha, for the use of Its
troops In the far east. Tho Cudahy Pack
ing company has received a rush order,
through an agent of Russia, for 1,000,000
pounds of extra mess beef. This order Is
now being prepared at tho Cudahy plant.
and is practically ready for shipment.
When the shipment Is made the beef will ,
be packed In oak casks, bound with gal
vanized Iron hoops. There will be 10,000
quarter barrels. 2,000 half barrels and 2,000
full barrels in the shipment.
The package's for this shipment are being
made in the east, as the coopers here aro
too busy to get out such an order on short
notice. As soon as tho packages are re
ceived the meat will ho packed and pre
pared for shipment. All of the meat In
this order Is prepared, packed, weighed
and shipped under government and board
of trade inspection.
This shipment must be made front South
Omaha so aa to reach San Francisco before
January 20, as on that date two Russian
ships will sail wfth this meat and other
In addition to this order, the Cudahy
company Is putting up a quantity of bacon
and aide moot for Germany. All of t his
meat Is subject to government Inspection.
Supplies for the United States' army in
Manila aro being sent right along from
the South Omaha packers. ,
War Almost Inevitable.
PEKING, Dec. 27. The opinion enter
tained by the best-Informed diplomats In
Peking that war between Russia and Japan
Is probable, and almost inevitable, romalns
Nothing has been received here to cor
roborate the special dispatches fromTo
kio, which said the Japanese government
was adopting an Imperative tone In press
ing for a speedy reply to this last note.
The report Is not believed. Official com
munications received hnre say that the
Japanese war party Is growing in strength
and Is bringing all Its Influence to bear
on the' government. ' . " .
The Chinese' board of war has orde ed
the viceroys to furnish full Information as,
to the number of foreign trained troops
available for active service. The vfoeroys
of three of the central provinces, lr re-.
sponse, have reported that 90,000 such
troops are In readiness. There unquestion
ably In a remarkable exaggeration, as the
great majority of tho foreign-trained troops
exist only on paper. Tho dowager evnpreusi
has Issued an edict, at the request of
Prince Chins;, appointing several unknown
and probably Inexperlettced officials as
heads of army departments.
One surhvhas been appointed director of
training, another has been given command
of the department of Instruction, while a
third has been put In charge of the depart
ment which has to do with the supply of
Influential officials continue In their de
termination to keep China neutral, It pos
sible, in the event of war.
Practical Press Censorship.
LONDON, Dec. 27.-The Dully Mall's
Kobe correspondent usserts that the Japan
ese authorities have requested the news
papers to refrain from publishing news
concerning the movement of troops or otlser
warlike preparations. In an editorial the
Dally Mull says It regards this us a. prac
tical censorshlpnd un ominous sign. Edi
torial articles In other morning newtpupcr.i'
express concern over the movement of
foreign warships toward the fur east und
particularly over the statement that TTnlte I
States marines have been ordered to Corea,
fearing some unforeseen Incident may pro
On the nfhir hand, the speech delivered
by M. Dx leasse, tho French foreign minis
ter. In tho senate Saturday (suylng ,th it
nothing had occurred to cause him to place
faith In the alarming reports that were be
ing published dullyi l: looked upon us re
assuring, and it H believed that Ihe efforls
of the powers may still be successful In
preserving peace. Special cablegrams pub
lished In this morning's newspapers re
cord no Important developments of fiir east
ern affairs. -
The Dally Mull's Toklo correspondent re
ports the opening of negotiations with
Prince Chlug-s party, with the object of
forming an offensive uiid defensive alli
ance between China and Japan.
The Morning Post's Peking correspondent
says thut nil classes of Chinamen unlto In
believing that In the event of war China
must help the Japanese, and If this help
should not lie given there will be a patri
otic Insurrection against the Munchu
THINK THEY HAVE IMPOSTOR
F. S. Hall, Arrested In Canada, Be
lieved to Have Posed as
NIAGARA FALLS. N. Y., Dec. .-There
la no doubt In the minds of the police the
msn arrested on the Canadian side of the
river last night is James Abeel of New
York, who it is alleged posed as "J. Ogden
GoeJet, Jr.," uml claiming relationship to
the Goele family, becoming engaged to
Miss Anderson of New York. The prisoner
still maintains that Hull Is his proper
On Wednesday of last week two men
went to the Savoy hotel at Niagara Falls.
Out., fend registered from Chlcugo. One of
them guve hla name as F. 8. Hall and the
other us AV. K. Hall. Last night Chief of
Police Mains of the Ontario force received
a telogram from Inspector McClusky of the
New York police asking him to arrest K.
S. Hall, whom, the message said. Is wanted
In New York on a charge of forgery. Hall
has engaged counsel and will fight extradi
tion. He refused to make a statement fur
ther than to declare that he has committed
no crime. The description of F. S. Hall
and F. S. Abeel tally very closely and the
police are positive they have Abeel. He
will be arraigned tomorrow.
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