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3MlJM.X. JILAll A MX.
Is Willing to Aoree to Arbitration
Alter Gash Paument of Her
Glalm Has Been Made.
NAY ACCEPT TASK
Confidence Has Grown in Govern
ment Circles During the Past
Twenty-four Hours That President
Will Undertake Arbitration Italy
Desires That Her Claims Shall Be
Considered on an Equality with
Those of the Other Powers Franco
Favors The Hague Tribunal.
0' Kxclii'-ho Win; (nun Tlic Aboelatwl l'rrsd.
Hurl In, Dee. 25. The Lolcul Anzclger
publishes today the following statement,
which was evidently inspired by the
"The German government has ex
cluded from the scope of arbitration of
the Venezuelan dllllculty 11 claim of
17,000,000 bolivars, which must be paid
immediately In case before arbitration
The paper adds that it is understood
here that President Roosevelt's under
taking to arbitrate involves a guarantee
for the payment of the sum to be
Confidence has grown in government
circles during the past twenty-four
hours that President Roosevelt will ac
cept the task of arbitration.
Itomo, Deo. 23. The only conditions
which Italy has attached to her ac
ceptance of arbitration of the Venezue
lan dltllculties arc that all points In the
dispute shall be submitted to the arbi
trators, so that no questions shall be
left undecided, and that Italian claims
must be considered on an equality with
those of the other powers.
France Favors The Hague.
Paris, Dec. 27. Baron D'Kstournelles
do Constant has written to Foreign
Minister Dolcusse notifying him that
the writer will interpellate the govern
ment on the re-assembling of the
chamber concerning the disregard of
article 27 of The Hague convention
shown by the allied powers in coercing
In his letter Baron D'Kstournelles
strongely supports the contention of
the United States that the Venezuelan
trouble should be referred to The
Hague court. After pointing out that
the present Is Just the contingency
contemplated by article 27, the writer
"The conflict exists between Vene
zuela and several of the signatories to
The Hague convention and the formal
obligation that France and the twenty-live
other powers signed Is not only
bplng ignored, but we observe a sys
tematic Interdiction of The Hague
court of arbitration by the European
governments. An explanation has be
come necessary. It cannot bo objected
to by the allied powers that Venezuela
tool; no part In the conference; and as
she Is asking for arbitration, an occa
sion exists for reminding the powers
of the obligation they signed and rat
ified. Nor can the reply be made that
states unlike individuals are free not
to observe their engagements and that
moral obligations exist only for Indi
viduals or for the weak, as this point
of view Is precl.-ely contrary to the
principle that The Hague conference
sought to secure."
Cnstro Accepts The Hague.
Caracas, Dec. 23, President Castro
has telegraphed from l.ti Vlctoila his
acceptance of the proposal to submit
all pending differences to the arbitra
tion of The Ilugue tribunal,' subject to
certain conditions, which Include cessa
tion of tho blockade and the return to
Venezuela of the fleet seized by tho
President Castro's acceptance lias
Won transmitted to the "Washington
government fiom which tho proposal
No Decisiou Reached.
Washington, Dec. 23. It was stated
at tho state department to-day that
tho president had reached no decision
in regard to the Jnvltatiou of the
powers that ho arbitrate the Venezuela
mutter, It Is possible) that this deci
sion will not he forthcoming for sev
erul days. Correspondence: is being ex
changed dally between tho slate de
partment and tho foreign olllces with
reference to tho Invitation.
Seeietnry Hay was at the white
hoitso early to-day and held a brief
conference with the president mi Iho
THOUSANDS OF CATTLE
They Ave Located on a High Range
and It Is Impossible to Get Food
Hy i:.cliuhe Wjro fiom The Associated Prow.
Denver, Dee. 23. Thousands of rattlo
nre reported to bu starving on tho range
la iiorthWeMorn Colorado. Tiio humane
moiety appealed to tho owners to rescue
their stock, and (hoy hu.ro replied that
tliey uro powerless to do so.
Tho cattlo aro snowed In on tho high
range In Houtt anil Hlo Hl.inco counties,
without pasture and without water. It
U Impossible to get feed to them and
equally Impossible to dilyo them Into
ultublu winter quarters.
Low Temperature in South Dakota.
By Kuliuhc Wire from 'Hie Associated 1'rcw.
flonektecl, B. D, Pec. 23. The thermo
meter gtuudg at 12 below zero and tho
mow is two frt on tho lerol. Much
btuck on thu range fctehiug.
1KJ JLKS r .
'Z-'AN M'LEOD CHAMPION.
& Catch-as-Catch-Can Expert Got3
tho Hotter of Tom Jenkins.
Hy IXcliiihc Who from tl.e Axwelated Pre:.
Worcester, Mass, Dec. 23. Dan Me
Leod won tho championship of America
at cateh-as-eatch-pfiK wrestling and the
$1,000 end of a $2,000 )iursc in Mechanics'
hull before 1,100 people this afternoon
by getting the better of Tom Jenkins.
Jenkins had a bad leg, caused by blood
poisoning and the pain caused by the
points of a brass buckle of a leather
bandage entering the flesh of this leg
made him quit in the third bout.
Jenkins won the first fall by a three
quarters Nelson In 59 minutes and Me
Leod got the second In 24 minutes on a
crotch and half Nelson hold. The
match was fast from the start, McLeod
being on the aggressive almost all the
In order to protect the injured part,
Jenkins had u leather bandage with a
steel strip down the front of tho shin,
fastened with brass buckles. Two of
these were broken In the early part of
the mutch and tho brass points dug Into
his ilesh until the pain was unbearable
and hu was afraid of further blood
poisoning. He had wrestled twenty
minutes in the third bout "when he told
McLeod the .condition he was In and
said he was willing to quit and call the
match a diaw or go on wrestling. Me
Leod insisted on continuing, but Jen
kins' manager refused to let the big fel
low go on, and forfeited the match.
MAY TAME ACTION
The Presence of a Blockading Fleet
On the Venezuelan Coast a
Menace to Peace.
fly Uiklushi! Wuc from The Associated l'icss.
"Washington, Dec. 23. No conllrma-
tlon could be obtained In Washington
to-night of the report coming from
Caracas that the proposition had been
made to President Castro that all pen
ding differences between Venezuela
and the European governments having
claims against her to "tie submitted to
arbitration 01 The Hague tribunal. Sec
retary Hay had retired when the de
spatch reached Washington and no
other oltleial of the state department
was able to give any information on the
subject, ft is known that only two
days ago President Rosevelt had not
determined whether or not to accept
thu proposal of the allies to act as ar
bitrator or to urge again that the ques
tion should go to The Hague. If, as
stated, the suggestion, has come from
Washington that the matter should be
arbitrated at The Hague, that conclu
sion probably was reached at the long
conference the president had with Sec
retary Hay yesterday afternoon when
the two ofllclals were together for some
time considering the proposals from
the allies that tho president take up
the question of the arbitration.
The dispatch to President Castro,
through Minister Dowen, suggesting ar
bitration at The Hague, must have fol
lowed that conference. The ofllclals
here refused absolutely to say anything
on the subject since the receipt of the
proposal from the allies, or even to give
out anything bearing on tho terms of
that proposal. The impression here to
night Is that an early determination of
the matter will be reached.
No matter by whom the matter is
arbitrated, either by the president or
by The Hague tribunal, the feeling here
is strong that the United States gov
ernment, if tho occasion arises, will In
sist that the existing blockade be called
off while the arbitration Is In progress.
The presence of the blockading fleet
along the Venezuelan coast Is sure to
be a mention to peaceful conditions, and
dltllcttllles of various kinds may arise
tit any time through the arbitrary ac
tion of some of the commanders of tho
ships of the allied fleets, or to the 17.
trepedlty of some skipper who may at
tempt to run the blockade. Hut tho
greatest objection lo a. continuance of
the blockade pending arbitration would
be tho loss to American shipping Inter
ests, which this government does not
bollevo should be tolerated.
WARSHIPS USE SEARCHLIGHTS.
Forty Vessels Now Detained By the
Blookaders at La Gttayrn.
Uy Uxilmho Wire I10111 The ksoclat'd Pi id.
WlllemHtitd, Curacao, Dec. 25. Tho
American J ted "D" line steamer Carac
as has brought tho remainder of her
Tho warships of the allied powers aro
using searchlights to watch the coast
Forty vessels aro now detained
EARTHQUAKE IN ASIA.
Uy i:xcluIo Wire from The Associated Pro.
St. Petersburg, Doc. 23. According to
tho latest advices from AaiidJ.iu, itiissliiii
Central Asia, thu shocks of eurth'iuuKo
are continuing there. Tlicro have been
four or flvo seismic disturbances dully and
a particularly violent series of shocks
dining tho nltjlit of December 22 and thu
following momliiK, set all tho rolling
stock 011 tho railway la motion, resulting
in u panic among tho rullroud men.
Truffle Is btill suspended on tho railroad
and tho station U closed. Tho military
authorities lire taking over the control of
thu Unu for bomo distance from Andjaa,
Thu dumnge resulting from tho rccont
earthquake amounts to several million
Miss Knox 111.
Uy Kxeliuhc Wire from 'ibe Associated l'foj.
Washington, Do c.23. Mist) Kcbccca
Knox, daughter ot tho attorney general,
who returned f 10111 Pittsburg for Christ
inas, Is qullo 111 at her parents' home on
K street. MUs Knox, who was to have
started for California 011 Saturday lo Join
her aunt and uncle hi u tilp to Japan, lias
been obliged to slvo up tho journey.
A Sick Woman Receives Bullets In
stead of an Expected Present.
By Exclusive Wire from The Associated I'iom.
Kansas City, Dec. 25. William V.
llolletiback today shot his wife three
times uh she lay hi bed, drove his 17-year-old
daughter into the street at
the point of a revolver and then shut
and killed himself, at their homo hero.
The wife Is seriously wounded.
llolletiback and his wlfu quarrelled
repeatedly or late and recently separ
ntrd by mutual agreement. Ho was to
have been tried in police court tomor
row on the charge of mistreating her,
and he tried today to effect a 1 con
ciliation. Falling In this, he locked the
doors of tho apartment, and, with tho
remark, "Hero's a Christmas present
for you,"shot his wife as she raised
herself In bed to receive the expected
gift. Ho then turned the weupon upon
his step-daughter, who managed to un
lock 11 door and escape, after which he
sent a bullet into his own heart and
CABLE NEARLY COMPLETE
The Eventful Trip of the Silvertown
Will End Today Honolulu Is
.Prepared to Celebrate.
By Kxclmivc Wire from The Associated frets.
On Hoard Cable Ship Silvertown, Dec.
-., via san l'rancisoo xue evcnuui
trip of the Cable Ship Silvertown will
, be completed Friday and tho first link
1 in tho trans-Paclllc cable will he laid.
In making the Honolulu connection the
cable will be buoyed thirty-five miles
from the shore end and spliced. Dur
ing the past twenty-four hours 230
knots have been laid, making a total of
2,109 knots from San Francisco. A
strong northeast wind Is blowing, mak
ing the sea rough and a landing Im
possible until calmer weather. Not a
single calm day has prevailed during
the voyage from San Francisco, but a
succession of strong winds and rough
Honolulu, Dec. 17, via Victoria, B. C,
Dec. 23 The Honolulu chamber of
commerce, the Merchants' association,
Builders' and Traders' exchange and
other bodies ate preparing to celebrate
the arrival of the cable ship Silver
town, establishing communication be
tween here and San Francisco. There
will be a general holiday and a largo
public meeting will be held. The con
duit which brings the wires into the
local ofllco of the company from the
landing at AVeiklkl is nearly finished.
Girl Elopes on Wedding Eve and
Marries Another Man.
Uy Exclusive Wira lrom The Aifcoclatcil Pit-.
Wilmington, Del., Dec. 23. Daisy B.
Koons, of Philadelphia, outwitted her
mother, her friends and her long-time
1 fiance on Tuesday evening by eloping
over the Delaware line and wedding the
real idol of her heart hero in the par
songae of the Union Methodist Episco
pal church. His name Is Morris A.
Harrington and he Is a clerk in the
jewelry department of the Wnnamaker
establishment In the Quaker City. 'The
first hours of the honeymoon were
passed In trying to pacify the indignant
I mother of the bride, who arrived on
the early morning train to demand an
explanation of the cleigyman who had
performed the ceremony.
He stated that the ghl had given
her age as 20 years and the young man
as 21. This being over tho age re
quired by law he had no hesitation in
marrying them. Mis. Koons then be
gan to pay her respects to the newly
married couple. The pastor, rallying to
their defens-e, was told that tho girl
was to have been married to another
on Chirstmas eve and that all the ar
rangements for the wedding and recep
tion had been made. Every effort at
reconciliation pioved useless, and tho
mother left for her home at noon. On
Friday Mr. and Mrs. Harrington will
return to Philadelphia and open a home
of their own.
FOUR BURNED TO DEATH.
Other Occupants of the House of Ju
lius King Have Narrow Escape.
Hy i:ulule Wire fiom Tliu As-od.itnl Pie.
Malonc, N. V., Dec. 2',. Four pui-sons
wero burned today In the house of Julius
King, of Plorcelleld, a prominent pulp
and paper nianufactuilng town In the
Adlroudacks. Tho lire gained such head
way beforu It was discovered that Mrs.
M. J. JlcOovern, King's eldest daughter,
and her three children, who weio sleep
ing 011 the lower lloor, wero not able lo
get out and all wero burned to death,
One of tho children, whoso body was
found closo to a window, evidently had
mado heroic efforts to escapo. King and
his wife, with u few boarders on an up
per floor escaped by jumping out of the
windows. Ono man was seilously burned,
It Is not known how tho fire stuitcd.
A Effort at Reconciliation.
Uy KncIusIu" Wire from The Associated 1'ri-ss.
London, Doc. 2C Th Homo correspond
ent of tho Dally Mall telegraphs that as
an outcoinu of ueaotlatioiu. with the
Saxon court tho popu has sunt a prelate
to Geneva to inquire into tho circum
stances of tho flight of the crown prin
cess of Saxony with a view to arranging
Colored Man Lynched.
Uy Ktchuhe Wire fiom The Auoilatcil 1'icw.
I'lttsbmg, Kan., Dec. 23. Montgonuny
Ciodloy, a colored man, van taken fiom
tho jail hero today and lynched by a mob
bocauso early this morning ho had shot
and killed Milton 1 (Inkle, a policeman,
while- tho offlcor was trying to piotect
himself against a crowd of unruly
Wage Increase for 12,000.
By Uulinlvo Wire fiom The .Uwclatcd PrcM.
Pittsburg, la., Deo. 23. h'mployes of
tho Uuffalo, ltochetter and Pittsburg rail
road havo been granted a 7 per cent. In
crease in wages, effective December I,
Thu company employs about U'.ono men,
almost ull of whom will benoilt by tho
St. Louis "Cabbies" Strike.
Uy i:cliuivc Wire from The Associated I'rc.
St. Louis, Dec. 17. The cab and cuiiiagu
drivers' stilko begun at midnight lust
night, for an hicrcuse of wages, has ex
tended until now 390 of the 3T0 Ui Ivors In
St. l.uuls are out. ,
Senator Vest who is to Retire from
Public Lite, Talks ot the
OPINIONS OP THE
Ho Believes That the So-Called Sher
man Anti-Trust Law Is Ineffective.
Best Remedy Is to Take Away
Favors The Weakness of the Anti
Trust Measure Unable to Predict
Regarding the Presidency.
Uy i:.clusic Wire from The Associate d Pi ess.
New York, Dec. 23. A AVashlngton
special to the New York Times says:
On the eve of his retirement to pri
vate lite, after a long career of honor
able und useful public service, Senator
Vest, of Missouri, Is In a position to
discuss affairs of state and legislative
policy with solo relation to his coun
try's welfare. A Democrat of profound
convictions, ho believes that in tho
Democratic party reposes the Repub
lic's hope of permanency and greatness,
but removed from the thought.pt pre
ferment for himself, ho has no need to
let party considerations give color to
his utterances. Said the senator:
The greatest menace that threatents this
country today Is in combinations ot cap
ital that have monopoly for their object.
That these trusts, as they como to bu
known, owo their being largely, if not
solely, to tho protective tariff should bo
evident to any student .of economic ques
tions. Tho existence of a monopoly depends on
the ability of a. combination of capital
to control tho output and distribution of
a commodity. That sufficient capital can
be combined to control a commodity in
this country we have seen; but thcro has
not been, and It docs not seem there could
be, a combination sufficiently gigantic
to control tho world's output of any of
tho great necessaries of life.
In attempting to refute tho argument
that the tin iff Is responsible for trusts
in this country, It is declared that equally
great trusts exist in froo trade England.
This is false, absolutely. There arc in
Unglund a number of trusts which Con
trol the supply of certain articles of com
merce, but none of those articles Is a
great necessary cf life of general pi educ
tion. Tho Kngllsh monn(olie.s are jKM&lblo be
cause the articles they control aro of such
limited production that they havo been
able to gain possession of the sources of
supply. No monopoly can exist In a
great staple of commerce whero compe
tition la open to the world.
Tariff "Mutuality of Greed."
This being tho ease, it seems very clear
that monopolies In commercial staples aro
possible la tho United States only bocauso
competition Is not open to tho world, and
tho protective tariff is convicted of ie
sponslblllty. Tho first step, then, in an
honest attempt to correct tho evils from
I which wo suffer Is to remove the pro
, tection tho tariff gives to monopoly and
j force It Into world competition.
15ut tho Republican party will not take
this step. The protective tariff Is an in
terdependent mutuality of greed. Let an
, attempt be made to remove .the piotectiou
afforded one Industry and every Industry
, that feeds on protection will cry out In
pain. Ltku a Hock of Kuglisli sparrows
that comes noisily to the succor of ono
that has umltted cries of distress, the en
tire protection brood will join In a chorus
of protest against any chango in existing
When tho present tariff was under con
sideration in the houso of representatives
.Mr. Dlngley, tho ucci edited author of the
measure, admitted tho rates wero unnes-
Kirlly high, but declared tho schedules
wero llxed ns a basis from which to ne
yoVi'J'.o favorable commercial treaties
with other nations. Yet the Dlngley rates
aro now held sacred and their cunttnu
aneo is demanded by tho Interests that
havo gluttoned on them.
Refusal to reduce tin? tailff rates loaves
congress with but weak weapons with
which to light monopoly. Tho act of It-DO,
known erroneously as tho Slierniun anti
trust law, roptesonts tho limit of the con
stitutional authority of congress to rcgu
lato thu trade between States, and only In
thu regulation of Undo between slates can
congress touch tho trusts,
It is odd that the namo of the lato Sen
ator Sherman should bo coupled to u
measure which ho conspicuously opposed
and refused to voto for. In 1SW Air. Sher
man Introduced from tho senate finance
committee a bill designed lo regulalo tha
trusts, but It was cloarly unconstitutional
la-that It sought to thku from tho states
their right to regulato tlalr domestic
Tho bill was icfencd to tho judiciary
committee, of which Senator KdiuiimN
was ulminmin and of which I was a mem
ber. The judiciary commlttco took up tho
question and reported tho null-trust
measure, which beeanio law, but which
embodied pono of thu essential fcaturos
of the Sherman bill.
Weakness of Anti-Trust Law.
When the bill eumo before the senate
Mr. Sherman opposed It, and, rather than
voto for Its passage, got up and left the
This act requites the establishing of
two pilmnry fuuts In order to make
prosecution of n trust successful, The
lirst Is that tho goods nro manufactured
or produced by a combination of capital
monopolistic In Its tendencies and hi ic
btralnt of trade, mid tho second Is that
tho goods upon which action Is based aro
In tho channels of iutor-stnto commerce.
I lead with gloat Interest tho Pitts
burg speech of Attorney (lenural Knox, In
which ho claimed to bo ablo to conduct
successful piosecutlons under this law,
Tho attorney general may havo icsources
of which I know nothing. As 0110 of thu
authors of the act, I do not see how it can
bo dono. Tho only other hope of securing
direct legislation to cure thu trust evil lb
by a constitutional amendment, giving
to congress 11 larger grant of power, and
I do not bcllovo tho states aio willing to
surrender to congress to large a incasuie
of their icburvcd rights-.
Tho dlfilculty, If not tho Impossibility,
of dealing with trusts through tho icme
dlul legislation being established, docs it
not seem reasonable that tho wlso coursu
would bo to cut oft' tho iiouilsliiiicut that
has enabled them to grow to such ungov
ernable hlsw? This Is tho view 1 tldnk.
thu Ainurlcun people will take of it, and a
demand for such process bhould be the at
titude of tho De-mocrutlo parly, Iho de
termination of the Republican party not
to adopt the remedy being apparent.
Willi this for tho paramount Issue In
10OI, I coiilldoull.v bollevo a Democratic
president and 11 Democratic house of rep
resentatives will bu elected.
A's to who will load the Democratic
party lo Its promised victory two years
hence,, no s.U'o prediction cult now bo
made. A tho situation ,1s today, NVw
York could nominate any man upon whom
Its delegation wiim agreed, but ninny
changes uro piM"lblo In two years Mr.
Itryau will undoubtedly have a strong fol
lowing In tho convention, but ho hardly
ran control It. Ills Influence Is on tho
wiino everywhere, seemingly, but hi my
own Htnlo of Missouri, and It docs not
seem that lie can again dlctato tho policy
of the party. 1 ,
Mr. Uryan hns not tho elements ot gro.it
or successful leadership. I twlco voted
for him, bocauso he wns the party nonit
iueo, but ho holds many beliefs with which
T am not In sympathy, and with which I
do not bollevo tho Democratic party in In
RIVALS THE STORIES
OP CAPTAIN KIDD
Warren J. Baker For tho First Time
Tells of Looting of Catholic Ca
thedrals In Mexican War.
lly Inclusive Win1 U0111 The Associated Press,
Toledo, O., Dec. 25. The Ueo to-day
says: "Warren J. Baker, secretary of
the Northwestern Ohio Masonic Relief
asoclatlinS, today for tho first time
makes fjiibllc the secret history of the
looting of Catholic cathedrals during
the Mexican wnr, tells how it was done
and of thu burial of the treasure. His
I tongue was loosened by a. newspaper
despatch from Mexico City telling of
! the discovery of a chest of diamonds,
sapphires, rubles, pearls and golden
images in the chapel of Las Vozcalnas
college lu Mexico City. Mr. Baker's
story rivals thu mythical tales of Cap
tain Kidd and moreover bears the un
mistakable stamp of truth. He says
that his father marched from Vera
! ?..... . "ATn-ctnA fl... .,.111. rlnn.tit
Scott's army during the Mexican war.
He and a tent mate, after plotting for
weeks, dug their way Into soma of the
richest cathedrals and pillaged them of
their fabulous wealth of all sorts of
valuable stones and huge golden Im
ages. For hours they looted, carrying
their burdens of precious stones to a
hiding place beneath the flag stones
in a Cathedral yard. Shortly after
ward, Baker's companion died. Baker
returned to his homo In New York and
then went to Hillsdale, Mich. Fifteen
years after plundering the cathedrals
he confided his story to an Intimato
friend. The friend wrote to the Mexi
can government asking "If there would
be any chance of a 'divvy' of the
spoils," if he should tell the govern
ment where It could Und tho sacred
and valuable altar decorations that had
been stolen. In a letter bearing the
official seal, the Hillsdale man re
ceived warning that if he knew of any
one who had a hand in the notorious
pillaging or if he himself participated
In It, he would do well to forget all he
knew about It and "keep mum" lest
his life bo sacrificed in revenge for
the desecration of the cathedrals.
Baker took tho advice, but still inten
ded to secure the treasure he had bur
led." DR. L0RENZ INTERVIEWED
The Great Austrian Surgeon Denies
That He Has Made Fabulous
Sums in America.
Uy i:cluslc Wire irom The Associated l're-.
New York, Dec. 23. Dr. Adolph Lor
ens:, who returned to this city from
Boston to-day, while dlscusslnir his
visit to this country said In an inter
"There is erne thing I want to say
and that Is in regard to finance. 1 see
It reputed that I have mado in this
country ?1CO,000. Now as a matter of
fact, f got one fee of $30,000 In Chicago,
and in the four months I have been
hero I have earned just $30,000. My
practice at home In fourth months is
"True, l have seen a number of pri
vate patients in each of the cities I
have visited, but as you Americans say
In no instance havo they moie 'than
paid the freight.' As a matter of fact,
It bus been the physicians of the var
ious cities who have prollted by my
visits. They aro my colleagues and f
am glad they did, but you see I re
mained only two, three, four or perhaps
llvo days. During that time 1 was
working lu the hospitals lu the clinics, !
Tho private patients began to come In
and they wore operated upon by the .
local surgeons, who had witnessed my
clinics. Hut I am glad I came, Thu
triii has been the crowning success of
my life. My trip has been successful I
ethically, but not materially."
Dr. I.orenx spoke gratefully of the
hospitality he had received at tho
hands of the Americans.
TROUBLE IN MOROCCO,
Sltuatlou Is Serious Many TribeB
Wavering In Loyalty,
lly HuliMic Wire from llic AuocUtcil I';e.
London, Dee, 20. Tho correspondent
of the Times at Fez, Morocco, describes
the situation theiu as having become
very serious, owing to u largo increase
In tho number of the pretender's fol
lowers, whom thu government troops
are too weak to attack, Reinforce
munis amounting to 12,000 men, ho wiys,
will leuvi hero tomorrow und nn addi
tional force of Irregular cavalry has
been called out.
Many tribes not already lu rebellion
are wavering and are ready to join tho
rebels In tho event of a serious govern
John Marx Found Dead.
Uy Kxclush v ire fiom Tho Atoclated Press.
Wllkcs-Uarre, Dec. 2'5. John Marx was
found dead on thu Lehigh Valley railroad
tracks at Pttbton today. Ho was a miner
und dining the strike his holiso was
blown up with dynamite. It was thought
ho was run down while wulklug (in the
track but has lamlly think hu piay havo
been the victim of foul pluy und thq au
thorities aio Investigating.
KILLED BY A ROBBER.
Cold-Blooded Murder of Christian C,
Rnuck, a Lancaster Farmer.
Uy Exclusive Wire from Tho Associated l're.
Lancaster, Pa., Doc. 23. Christian C.
lmuck, aged 23, u farmer residing with
his father, Benjamin Rauck, near Para
dise, this county, early this moraine;
was murdered in a pectillurlyV?eold
blooded manner. About 1 o'clock young
Rauck went out to attend to the Incu
bator In his hencry. As ho was return
ing to the house ho noticed that the
cellur door was open. Thinking It had
been left open by accident, he started
to close -it. As he stooped In doing so
he saw a man in the cellar. At the
same moment, und without u. word, tho
Intruder shot him In the abdomen lrom
u 3S-calibre revolver, and then lied.
Rauck fell, mortally wounded, but re
covering himself staggered into tho
house, where at the time his aged
mother lay dying from apoplexy. His
father left her bedside to go to the
assistance of his son, who had swooned
In the hall, his fallen lantern threaten
ing a conflagration.
A physician was hastily summoned,
but two hours 'later the young man
died. Ho was conscious for some time
before death, and related the circum
stances of the shooting, but owing to
the darkness could not describe his
cowardly assassin. The latter left .10
clue to his Identity. Snow had obliter
ated his footprints by the time pursuit
TWO POOL Room
VICTIMS ARE DEAD
William Helwig and Joe Kenney Ex
pire Four More Are Liable to
Die at Any Moment.
By Kxclusiic Wire from The Associated Press,
Hot Springs, Ark., Dec. 25. William
Helwig and Joe Kenney, both of Hot
Springs, victims of yesterday's pool
room 'explosion, died during the night.
Thus far these are the only fatalities
recorded, although four tnore of .the
victims are likely to die. These are C
111 years of age, Hot Springs; Thomas
Ozier, engineer, Arlington hotel. Hot
Springs, and W. S. Mclnerney, Louis
The explosion wrought dreadful havoc
to tho pool room, which was located In
tho rear of the Turf Exchange. Tho
house stands on Central avenue. In tho
heart of the city. When the explosion
occurred, the pool room was crowded
with people and all went down in a
mass of wreckage. R. C. Chambers,
one of the proprietors of the club, had
both legs and both wrists broken. The
bones were set last night and today it
is believed he will recover. J. C. Burch,
of Chicago, sustained a broken leg and
Is seriously injured. Benjamin Murray,
the driver of a gasoline tank wagon,
who was arrested, charged with crimi
nal negligence, made a. statement this
morning. He says he made a connec
tion from his wagon to the gasoline
tank In the cellar under the pool room.
Upon entering the cellar, he found
twenty or thirty gallons of gasoline
overflowed In a large pool on the lloor.
Fearing an explosion, he rushed to an
open window and closed it. He says
the door was then opened by a negro
porter and the gases coming into con
tact with the lighted cigars In the pool
room, Ignited and the explosion fol
lowed. Murray was blown against the
side of the cellar, but escaped with
slight Injury. All of tho Injured are re
ceiving the best of treatment. The
large force of physicians of tho city
have volunteered their services and are
looking after tho wants of the unfor
tunate victims. Charles Walker, tho
partner of Mr. Chambers, stated today
that the wrecked portion of the build
ing will bo rebuilt.
BRUTAL THREAT TO KIDNAP.
Citizen of Abbottstown Finds an Odd
lly i:.clule Wliu from The Anooclatcd 1Vn
Hunover, Pa., Dec, 25, Abbottstown,
Adams county, has a modest under
study or Pat Crowe, the notorious
Cudahy abductor. Ho loft this elegant
little note lu an envehme In front of
Allen .March's line home on Hruio-UT
strict, ,vf sterduv:
On the 2ii April your bruthoiulaw dr.
Miller kidnaped his sou and boforo the l
of dec one of your uhlldimt Is going to be
kidnaped to, but If you will put a certain
sum ot money at a place C will tell you
to-night all right If you doun't it will be
a sorry Christmas for you now don't go
anil publish this keep it secret and do as
wo foil you and all will bo (I. K. wo
want money, 1 of Vs.
Mr. Ali.ich has no eiuo to the writer's
Identity, but the new law, passed since
the (,'i'dahy abduction, would easily
send the fellow, if apprehended, to
prison, whuther he attempted to carry
out his threat or not.
Five Hundred Sheep Burned,
Uy Keiute Wire from Tho A&odited Pre.
Omaha, Dec, 23. -Tho sheep barns of
thu Union Stock Vatds company at Soulli
Omaha burned today together with rw)
sheep, entailing a loss of $-".0,eu). All ef
fort was nmiU to drive out the S,iC0 shoep,
but IJ00 of them tun back Into tho tiro ami
Murder and Suicide,
lly i:xclu!!ic Whe fiom The Associated I'te.
Algona, la., Doc, 23. Henry Adams
killed his wifo with a shotgun today and
then blew his own brains out. The coll
ide had been rpiuriclling for six months.
They leave two young children.
Mr. Vnnderbilt's Condition,
By Uxeiualic Wire from Tuo Associated lrctj.
New Yoik, Dee. 23. O bulletin lssuo to
night by tho physleiuus in uttenduncer 011
Cornelius Vundorbllt reuds: "Mr. Van
dcrbllt has (a good day, holding the Im
provement ho has uuido."
Observance o! the Season oT Paacc
and Good Gtieer In This and
In Other Lands.
FESTIVITIES AT THE
The Fiesldent and Cabinet Officer
Observe the Day -King and Qucem
of England at Sandringhnm Un
usually Cold and Clear In London.
Emperor William Distributes Coin
to Servants The Imperial Family
Lights Trees In Rome,
By r.::elu'lvc Wue horn Tho Woci.itrd l'ir.
Washington, Dec. 25. Snow, which
began falling late last night, gave
Washington a genuine Christmas ap
pearance today. Public and private
business wus practically entirely sus
pended. Tnlorest centered In tho hap
penings at the white house. Harly In
the morning tho president and all mem
bers of his family repaired to the
library.where presents were exchanged
and the many boxes and packages"
which had come from out of town
opened. There were a largo number of
callers, and many gifts In the shape of
floral pieces were received. Soon after
breakfast the president, Theodore, jr.,
and Lieutenant Ferguson from the
Rough Riders, who Is a house guest,
took u long horseback ride, returning
in time to Join the rest of the faniily
at luncheon with Commander and Mrs.
At 'the homes of the cabinet officers
the day was observed, while among tha
embassies and legations elaborate prep
arations had been made for the cele
bration. Tonight the president enter
tained a number of friends at a dinner,
which was given In tha newly finished
statu dining room.
..Celebration, in. tondon.
London, Dec. 23. King Edward .U'rid
Queen Alexandra spent the ,day at San
diingham, this being tho first Christ
mas their majesties have spent at their
favorite residence since their accession.
The royal family. Including the Prince
of Wales, Princess Victoria, the Duch
ess of Fife and Prince and Prlnfces3
Charles of Denmark attended an early
service at Sandringham church, whicxU
was beautifully decorated. The king
afterwards personally directed the an
nual distribution of beef and game to
the employes and tenants on the San
London and the south of England
geneially enjoyed an unusually dem
and cold Christmas. A severe gale
swept the north coast of Great Britain
today and caused considerable damage
to shipping and water-front property
on the Clyde and the Tyne.
Herlin, Dee. 23. Emperor William
spent Christmas lu his usual way. His
majesty took a walk this afternoon In
tho Suns Soucl park and distributed
blight gold pieces, fresh from the mint,
among the gaidners and watchmen.
After dinner, at i o'clock, Christmas
trees wero lighted in the shell hall a!
the new palace. All the children of
the Imperial family wore present and
each had his or her own tree, of n size
proportionate to tho age ot the child.
Rome, Dee. 23. AH fashionable Home
wound ii)i Christmas day at the Ameri
can embassy, wheie Ambassador and
Mrs. Meyo,r entertained their friends at
11 dance. Among tho Americans present
were (ieneral and Mrs. Cioiis, of Wash
ington; AIlhH Curuw, sister-in-law ot
President l'looseelt; tho St. Louis Fair
eoiiiinJssloiior, A. AV.Kvarts, of New
Yoik: John Mason Little, rif'lSiwtoii,
and Air. Chapln, of New York.
Among tho Christmas felicitations ex-'
changed by the pope today were greet
ings from the Emperor Francis Joseph
and the kings of Spain, rortngal, Hel
Kluni and Saxony.
New vork, Dee. 23, New York en
Joyed a "white Christmas this year,
Very c.ir.'y In the morning snow began
falling ni'd by tho time people wero
awake the ground was thickly covered.
Pails, Dec, 23. Ambasssador and
Mis, Porter gave a Christmas dinner to
day, among the guests being Admiral
and .Mrs. Knutss and Commander and
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YACHTING CROESUS' BRIDE.
Met the Millionaire While She Acted
ns a Vanderbllt Nurse,
Uy Ktcliutva Who from 1 lit V'iocUtcd Press.
Pottsvlllo, Pa , Dec i'i. Tin co years
ago, while Miss I'timliiio U. Pritchard, of
Pottsvllle, w.is nufsliig In tho Vanderbllt
family, at Nowpoit, It. I., the watering
placo of Now York city's 100, she met
Harry P. Smith, a intlred millionaire, of
lloston, Mass., and ironi the !lrt meet
ing caiuo their tinner romantic weddng
here today. Tho ceremony was performed
by Iter. Dr. James T, Hatchell, at tho
homo of the bride's father, ox-Chief of
Police D. C. Pritchard. 'j
Miss L'na Stlchter acted as btldesmaid,
while L. L. Pritchard, brother of- tho
bride, acted as best man. Tho wedding
wus 11 very quiet one, and Mr. and' Mrs.
Smith left on an extensive Mediterranean
Mr. Smith Is a member of tho New YorU
Yacht club and also of tho l.'nstern Yahl
club, and ha and his bride, will, later n,
take a, .ruUo in hU handsome yacht, tin
4- r -f-ft
Washington. Deo. 25. Forecast
for Kiidwr und Saturday Kaptern
PeniiiiViFnla Fair, coukr Filduyj
Satuiday fair, continued cold; fresh
to bilbk northwest winds
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