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Important but Not Loss Into
sting Happenings from Points
Outttdo tho Stato.
,-n assorts that ho is still pn.
SX&s special mcssago on trust 1
changes will go to congress next we
southern chemist export ass
tho aurora boroalis is caused
io Now York supromo court s
fimbtlsm has given way to an ago
engineers havo recommon
ivo Improvements ior mo v-.oi
nt-klsh cabinet has been drivon
ofllco anil a military proijilor
nsidored that tho reclamation
1 lll 4
is sato rrom auonsinuvn,
any changos may bo matlo.
ntinaltn mnn fat nn annoiutmont
iiimoEv sheriff and thon proceeded
rlSflKomo his erring son from Lou
inn nn n. Tlritlsh sc'hoolMlip
Srosf for stealing complete
fetfc British navy's wireles
on, onco accused of ',cn
tliinth tv till Lincoln, has
Mttoited States sonator from
!;3S5o by Governor Noel.
Hcnoy has Mod a libol suit against
W. S.lcrocker for $250,000.
Hff'v out of 88 American colleges
ftSllXaftntlnuo to approvo of football.
icians say thcro is no hope for
ILjSatolII, thougu no may wirc
Itho tidnl wave and blir..ard
Slaw England coast will reach
fbesiuos many nves.
. ! t r.Un Prnn.
a arrivvo ju ."vaivw)
attend a ro:eption in his
takon as a direct insuu
TO en routo on foot from
and fliilaM0 riht of freo 8I'cocl'
on tho wmm.
for tho switchmen
Sogotiatlons w.th tho
llVnppcal to Waging-
ton for ad;
n.icco or tne prosi
llto G. II. Snowden,
dent, will be?n
ramp to Europe they
Mil v . -
. . - schoone1
tntmt ai iionumin,
"Wash., 97 days:
-with her captain
n fow nounds &
peesiy jh aim uu;
A crinnled It.tSelfl in Chicago
Tobbed her fath'ors Ibank of $30,000,
with which sho IrtpoilJRo5 induco her
cousin, also a crlpSe4raErjrry her,
Franco is in a pafllcTfttlthp inroads of
American commerce tMhTI' ;- -
rrosidont Taft isotngod to mako
activo war on me mists;
Zelaya boards Mexican gunboat undor
-oycj of Atnj.rina.n marines
J. D. Warren, who pursued and helpod
to capturo Jesso .Tamos, is dead
Storm in Spain wrecked five vessels
at tho mouth of the uouro river.
A Texas man has maijj, $15,000,000,
spocuiaiing in coiiou lot i -p j-curr.
Blizzards sweep tho oaBtVronr Win
nipeg to Illinois, and Chicago faces o
The famous Garden of the Clods vrnf
given to tho city of Colorado Springs
for a Christmas present.
Tho trrcatest labor struggli" Tnl lils
tory is said to bo Impending between
tho railroaus anu tnoir cmpiiycs. ,
The bones of Cortor., tho ancient' con
ouoror of Mexico, arc said to ljavo boon
found after a search of noarfcv a. con
Six coaches full of Christma
ors wore stalled on a car ferr;
Detroit river, and had to watt
ico was cut away.
Jtailroad officials anu sw
bold conforenco in St. Paul.
Valuo of tho Hnrrlman ostato
tioned by gossips in tho oast.
Bryan is suffering from, pn
and is too ill to mako a speech
Albert I is crowned king j of Bol
glum and promises reforms im Congo
Schloy demands that Peary lilso sub
nilt his records to tho Danish? univer
Tho Northorn Pacific has bol
blocks for termirial grounds it
Ex-Prosidont Zelaya has fid
Nicaragua and taken rofugo on
Eight aro killed and hundre
narrow escape from explosion
nois coal mine.
A fierce storm swept tho Coronn
coast, destroying fishing flriots a,ud
drowning a,ouu. jl
Socrotary Knox has 'notiflill
dont Madrlz, Zolnya's succe
ho will bo hold responsible fori
ty of Americans in his country.
Mark Twain has roturnod homo v
out bonoflt to his health from his o
It Is doflnltely known that! IS
Wall Stroot Optimistic Over Prospoctlvo
Now York, Doc. 26, Preparations
woro lu pvogrosa Hst wook to moot
heavy obligations Incident to tlio .Tanu
nry disbursements, wlileh In Now York
aro ostlmatod to bo $2i25,000,000.
Hoavy remittances to forolgn markets
to moot paymonts of dlvidonds and in
terest to holders of Amorlcan securl
ties mndo it a question until tho mid
dlo of tho wooki whothor gold would
not lmvo to bo shjppod to London.
volatilo rises decurrod In individual
stocks, most from vaguoly riimorod
causos, but thorohvoro enough dividend
incronBOS to kooi up a hopeful spirit
Tho consus bureau's cotton-glnning
ostlmnto was regarded as confirmatory
of tho agricultural department's view
of tho cotton crop shortngo, and tho
ri5o in cotton to abovo 10 conts pointed
to causes responsible for tho high cosi
of living and tho disadvantages this
Added Interest was clvon to this
question by stops takon by railroad em
ployes to formulato demands for an ln
crenso in wagos early noxt yoar. Senti
ment is not free from npprolionslon that
labor troubles may havo to bo reckoned
with In ronchlng settlements.
Tho disposition in flnanclnl clrclni.
howovcr, is to tnko a honoful view.
This same is truo of tho subjoct of
logisiativo ana oxocutivo activities to
tho direction of corporation regulation1,
which promisos to bo brought forwartl
early through apodal mossagos from
FEAST TO FREE CONVICT.
Mlnnosota Frisonor Proves to Bo Soc-
Stlllwntor, Minn., Doc. 28. A Christ
mas dlnnor given at tho Mlnnosota
state prison hns started a movomont
for a pardon for "Sinbnd tho Sailor,"
an Illustrious life convict, suporviaor
of everything thnt grows on tho state
penal reserves, on a basis of his "serv
ices to tho stato of Minnesota and gon
oral scientific knowledge"
Among Wnrdon Wolfor's iruosts was
a member of tho pardon board, why
commented on tho inrmonse lomoiy,
woighiug threo pounds and measuring
itiVi mciics, major circumfcronco.
Tho guosts, oxcltcd by tho wardoi's
story of tho presonco of a second Bur
bank ns a convict, directed him to bring
in tuo creator of tho monster loinoi
IIo took tho guests to tho grconh.
una explained now ne nan grafted iron
ical lemon and grapofruit. llel.-'also
showed many other graftings, proiiicing
rnro fruits uud nowors.
His roses for yoars captured flrfl, hon
ors. ins real naiiio is UharlcrAH'riec,
and ho was Bent up for life forgkilling
a laborer with a picx.
ORDERS FOR STEEL FEWER.
Consumers, However, Prosjy for De
liveries on Past Contracts.
Now York, Dec. 28. HeAvy gpoclfl
catious on contracts for fynished stool
products contlnuo to roll in upon the
mills, nnd consumors pphernlly aro
pressing for deliveries. But now busi
ness in both finished proiucts nnd raw
material is boing contrctiM.
Rail contracts placedIn 3009 for 1910
delivery havo aggregated almost 3,300,
000 tons. Now ordeys for frtbricatod
stool for buildings :nd bridges have
aggregated only 25,01) tons, but it Is
probable that the yocomb;r business
will totnl 100,000 toils at least.
Evidonco of contraction in the vol
ii mo of business in 'sheets And tlnplute
Is shown by a los heavy output and
tho closing of several mill for tho holi
days. Great activity continues in wiro
products, and shipments for November
woro 17.1,000 tons. Prices of niorcnn
tilo pipe will bo readjusted on Janu
Additional orders havo boon placed
for cars by railrclads, bringing tho total
for tho month tyus far t 11,200.
WlskJ Is wilsky.
Washington hoc. ks. Whisky is
whisky, Proifdeit Tafl has at last do
cidod. It ia.whssky When mndo of neu
tral spirits, iijys the president, if re
duced to potallo strOTg'h. But it must
bo brnndod sitlmt those buying it may
know just wlit thoy aro gotting.
Tho dcclsici, mndo after a long series
of hearings jarticipntcd in by inombors
of tho gove-umont's puro food depart
ment and dltillors, was nnnounccC to
day. Tho pJjsldont covorod various do
tails in his decision nnd gavo directions
for the prefer branding of tho various
variotio j of llqfiar, holding among othor
things,, that wfltffky mndo from a mix
turo o "straight" whisky and "nou
tral sjfirits" may bo called a blond.
According to Mr. Taft's instructions
"straight whiskies" herenftor will bj
branded as such, but tho brand may bo
accompanied by tho legend, "aged in
wood," and whisky mado from rectified,
dlstillod, or neutral spirits will io
brandod bo as to mako known tho prin
cipal ingredient. In addition, if thoy
so ilcsiro, manufacturers of straight
whisKy also may uso tho word " bour
bon" or "ryo, as tho facts may var
Flood DrownB Shophords.
Madrid, Dec. 28. Official report:
day indicate, that tho suction
rqglons rocontly swept by stern
floods is improving. Tho csbin
elded to grant flnanclnl relief I
fen-rs. Bolntod ndvicos givo dot.
i I f destruction caused by tho ov
ng of rivers In tho northwofi
I.Na and Orbldgo, in tho north
of Loon, roso 10 foot, destroy.
oral hamlots, A large numnor
herds, surprised hi tho floo.
rofugo in tree tops.y
St. Petersburg, Deb
Cotton, cliiof of tl
on, cnior or tiwi socrotf
W. has boon lo ppointjd
ot t f-l
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my his nmm, u. i. .,r;sra3s
TREAIY PUAfcUSWU TING FANG
Chinese L lp1om,ttt Thliko It Good So
Far As It Qfoos.
Now York, Doc. 29 In conforonco
with V Tlrp; Panflr, formerly repre
Bontatlvc of China at Washington, In
regard to pencb and tho possible means
qf achlovlng lis bloHlngL tho Publish
ors Press obulnod tho following Inter
vlow: "I nd glad to uponk of inter
national pundo and justice upon tho ov
of my return to my own countrv afto
having succbodod In concluding u tren
of arbitration between my govojfn
molit and tho Unltod btalofl. Xliats a
"I am Clad It is takon, but ifi my
judgment tho treaty does not fto far
enough, though it was tho best thnt
could bo mado at prosont, fi ox
nctly the onmo ns tho 23 other jroatlcB
concluded by tho government mt tho
United 'States with forolgnnpowera
during Mr. RoobovoIi'b last term as
president. TheBo trnntlos reservo for
forcible settlement when dlplomcy
fails, all questions affecting tho vital
tights, Indopohdonco or honor of tho
fiibtrsctlng Aiowors. While nations
Ihae art'j -.irmiid Insist upon this policy,
other jiatlops that are not sufficiently
armedare not having their rlfehta ro
spoctcd. My country, for inslnnce, is
not ittiflkiontly armed and Jins been
compelled to begin tho roforrfatlon of
its arrpy nnd navy. China lgvcs pence
but other nations do nollovo peace
enough to keep peaco, so Uhlna must
acmi.ru artnamont that it cally does
not, want to acquire. China is re
forming its army and navy for self de-
nso entirely, not for aggression."
Ib Thfclr A:
Taft's Brothor Is Thdlr Attornoy, nnd
Roosovolt's Relalivo fa Manager.
Shievoport La., Dec. 31. Declaring
that if Mnfrk llaimnl had died , six
months sooner, ho woull not have been
tried and sientenccd t jail for having
represented a corpornifon that had a
enno jieiKliug before : ovorniiient do
partinent, ex-Sonator Jlurtoii, of Kan
sas, today severely criticised Prosldont
Taft anil former President lloosevelt.
"Tho men higher up in the sugar
fraud cases will never bo molested, be
cause Mr. Taft's brother is attorney for
the tfigar trust, and Mr. Roosovolt's
ltrother-in-lnw is virtually the miuia
gor," declared llurion. "Tho sugsir
trust Is the most powerful agency in
federal politics. If exorcises more
powor in forming ho national policy
than any other agency. To it I owe
tho trial which refilled In my impris
Burton was tried nnd sent to jail for
a Drier term for navmg represented a
corporation which had interests in tho
hands or one of tho lodorni depart
moiits. "I first incurred tho enmity of Itooso
volt," Burton continued, "for having
throntoned to opposo his Cuban policy,
which meant letting in Cuban sugar on
a basis that threatened to throttle tho
infant beet sugnr industry.
"After the passing of a few years,
Taft comes along with his Philippine
policy. Capital had begun to turn to
tho beet sugar industry ngain, and the
Philippines industry scared it away.
"Roosevelt opposed my Cuban policy,
and at tho .sumo time ho feared 1 would
head a delegation at tho national Itu
publican convention for Mark llnnua.
If Il.innu lad died six months earlier,
there would havo boon no charges
ngaliiHt in, nnd I would still be in the
Deinett Asks For Probo.
Wnshligton, Dec. 30. Representa
tive Maejiire, chairman of tho house
committJo charged examination of tho
accounUof the Interior Department,
announced today that at tho request of j
mitteowould investigate charges re-1
cently mado by Representative Hitch-
cock, of Nebraska, of Improper pur-
chnoe of furniture by tho troneral lund
office out of the fund provided for tho
investigation of public land entries. j Ington bad latied and Mexico would
therefore aid Zelaya to cBcapo.
Knocks Estrada; Boosts Madrlz. Whether Senor Creel's mission Ib sue
Woshington, Doc. 28 Estrada is a I cessful or not, tho officials declared,
hi,ll trmil.lnmnWnr nn Jnoru. find I Mexico intends to Bide With tho United
, -f r ,
Ib unprincipled and uneducated,, ac
cording to John T. McCall, a Californ
ia mining engineer hero today from
Central America. McCall said Madriz
was a natural leader also that ho was
talented gentleman and a fine oxocu
tivo. IIo said Madriz was held in high
ob too m by tho hotter class of Nicarng
uans, those not undor Zelaya's thumb.
Scroons to Savo Trout.
Washington, Dec. 30. Representa
tive Hawley called the attention of
Secretary Ballinger today to a com
plaint mado by lho Umatilla County
Angling Club Association that trout
havo bees killed by tho wholesale in
reclamation service canala and dltchefl
of tho Umatilla project. As a romedy,
SecrotaryBalllngor gavo instructions
that dlatijict engincera should havo the
intakes 6f the ditchcB and canals pro
tected with Bcreona.
Ballfngor Inquiry to Bo Joint,
nr.. l.n. ..!,. nn o i rni, niii.,.
Pinchntiuvostlgatinn will lia conductod
y tho hoiiflo nnd sonato, ne-
to nn nnnouncomont made by
ation olllcials today.
iNolson, or Minnesota, has
Monad as n probablo member
nut committoo tnat win iook
hargoii and jwt
COAL LANDS, FARM8, TOO.
Mondbll of Wyoming Prepares Olll
Providing Agricultural Entrlos.
ashington Dec. 28 Roprosontattvo
doll, of Wyoming, chairman of the
mittoo on public lands, has Intro
duced, and will press to consideration,
bill providing for agricultural on-
ries on coal lands. Tho bill io intond
ojj to mako avnllnblo for agricultural
dovolopmont tho aurfaco 'of tho oroos
underlnin with coal, much of which
will not bo developed as coal proporty
for many years to como because of tho
Inaccessibility of tho doposits. More
over, tho bill la drawn with a vlow to
per' Pitting double uso of all such land,
on man to use tho surfaco for farming
purposes, anothor to dovolop tho coal
Tho bill provldon that lands known
to contain coal shall bo subject, to
homestead, dosort land or Carey act
ontry, the rights to tho coal to bo re
served to tho United Stutos, togother
with tho right of prospecting and min
ing. No desert ontry mndo of such
lands, however, shall embrace moro
than 1C0 acres, and all homestead en
tries shall bo mado In conformity with
tho requirements of tho dry farm home
stead law, except as to acrcago in
volved. Persons entering such lands may ob
tain patent to tho surface rights.
Tho coal deposits, under the bill, ore
mndo subject to disposal by tho Unit
ed States undor tho coal land laws, and
tho United States or its grantees shall
at all times havo tho right to enter up
on lands so patented for tho purposo of
prosoctlng for, mining and romoving
tho coal, but tho owner of tho surface
shall bo entitled to damages resulting
from Buch coal development. The
surfaco entryman, howevot, Is given
tho right to mino coal on or undor his
land for domestic purposes at anytime
prior to the disposal of tho coal by the
JAPAN SELKS NEW TREATY,
Ambassador Uchlda Hopes Immigra
tion Law Will Bo Revised.
Washington, Jan. 1 Among tho first
official acts of Baron Uchlda, new Jap
anese Ambassador, will bo a scries of
stops leading to a proposal to tho
United StatoB for a modification of the
iloot-Takahira agreement which im
poses limitations on the immigration of
JapunoBo laborers to the United States.
While the subject is now being
spoken of in a conservative vein, it is
said that such a duty is one of thoso
especially imposed upon tho now Am
bassador by his government.
It Is hIbo reported that Japan wishes
to terminate In 1911 its treaty of com
merso and navigation with tho United
To what extent Japan will ask for a
modification of the Root-Tnkahira
agreement has not beon learned.
Mexico Acts Within Rlgets.
Mexico City, Doc. 30. Tho Mexican
government has acted wholly within
its rights thus far and according to its
legal methods in the matter of tho
Amorlcan railroad conductor, Cook,
said Chnrgo d' A flairs Bailey, of tho
United States embassy, hura tonight.
"Tho crimo with which Cook stands
charged," continued Mr. Bailey, "Is
not bailable under tho Mexican laws,
and they havo a legal rlgt to keep Cook
in custody six months before rendering
a decision, f let has been in jail four
months. The ciiho is waiting tho re
turn of tho letters rogatory from Gen
eral Manager Clark of tho Mexican
t ' t c fe
line, which havo to do with tho charac-
Mexico Not Aiding Zelaya to Escapo.
Mexico City, Dec. 28 Government
officials today denied the rumor that
Senor Enriquo Creel's mission to Wash-
Stntes in the settlement of tho trouble
In Nicaragua. Tho minister of foro
lgn afTalrn deniod tho existence of
plnnB to take Zelaya aboard a Mexican
gunboat and transport him from Cen
tral America to some European coun
try. Opposo Probo By Congress.
Washington, Dec. 29 Prealdont
Taft'a viewa as expressed In his annuul
mesBngo to congreBB that a CongroB
nional investigation of tho sugar frauds
might provo embarrassing in vlow of
tho inquiry now being mudo by tho de
partment of Justice and tho Treasury
Department finds n warm advocate in
Attorney-General Wickorsham. He
mado it clear today thnt he was op
posed to any such inquiry pending tho
endeavors of tho two departments to
punish tho guilty and to recover tho
monoy wrongfully withhold from thei
Stock Gambling Is Next.
Washington, Dec. 20. Preside
Taft proposes, If possible, to arrivo it
a moans of preventing unnecessn
stock market trading In the futuro de
liveries of wheat, corn, cotton and
othor products. Tho president has
nnd many railroad offldl
can soo rapidly approach'
sovorost contests botwoo
capital in rocont history,
necessarily mean that railfoac&Qr gon
orally aro oxpoctlng big istrlkfTS" in tho
labor world, Such striken, howovor, aro
nlwnys among tho pogsibllitlos when
labor nnd capital clnshJ It is firmly
bollovod by tho rnllrondfmon thnt this
struggle will bo bog"in Viy tho railroad
labor organizations, will) rnpldly spread
to other lines of work 'and may ovon
tually result in a completo readjust
ment of industrial conditions,
Tho situation with respect to railroad
labor is unique In the history of this
or any othor country, Novor boforo
litis labor enjoyed such nigh wages.
During the recent porlods of groat pros
perity wages in tho railroad field havo
mounted very high. As a rosult, labor
mon havo become accustomed to living
on an ontlrcly dlffcrcrit piano from for
merly. Thoy nro living in bettor neigh
borhoods, aro dressing hotter, nro edu
cating their fnmllios, land altogether aro
taking a dlfforcnl view of llfo,
Notwithstanding the fnct, howovcr,
that oxcoodingly high wagos, compara
tively spoaking, hayo onnbled the la
boring classes in tlio railroad Hold to
hotter tholr conditions, thoy now find
themselves unnblo to llvo on their pres
ent rates of pay. Ono of two thlnifs
must result, namely cither tho railroad
laborer must roturi to his old stylo of
liyi.ig Or ho must hhvo incrensod wugus.
Railroad managements everywhere roc-
ognizo this economical fact.
Thoy say, howovor, that thoy would
bo willing to increnso wages if thoy
could do so without monnco to the
proporty Intrusted to tholr enro. Thov
say, with some show of reason, that it
is impossible for ' railroads to contlnuo
to nbsorb tho Increased cost of living on
bohalf of tholr employes nnd at tho
same time stand tho increased cost of
all material and' ovorythlng which en
ters into tho operation and maintenance
of a railroad. Tho point has been
ronched, thoy insist, where railroads
must recolvo moro for tho transporta
tion services If 'they nro to continue in
creasing wages. Upon this platform
tho railroads say they
BLIZZARD IN THREE STATES.
Trains Stalled and Chicago Faces Coal
Chicago, Dec. 27. Tho ontlro west
and northwest, from Winnipeg, Man.,
to tho lowor tier of Illinois counties,
along tho Ohio river, nro hard and fast
in tho grip of tho Storm King. An
average of seven inches of snow blan
kets all this vast territory, crippling
nil transportation lines, bringing intenso
suffering to tho poor, making ncuto tho
coal famino which menaces Chicago and
other big cities nnd reducing supplies
of nil kinds because tho railroads can
not transport farm products to the
Meager reports from Michigan Indi
cate that stato has suffered most se
verely. A few telegrams drifting
through tell of blockades in all direc
tions. Grand Trunk and Perc Mar
quotto trains nro absolutely snowbound
At Detroit streetcar traffic is badly im
paired, and tho enr ferries have been
fast in the ico, of tho Detroit river for
Trains into Chicago from all dlrec
Hons are from threo to ten hours late,
and unless tho storm soon nbntcs con
dltlons will bo much worse. While the
olovated trains nro running fairly well
tho surfaco roads aro badly handi
capped, Not only is Chicago's trans
portation badly hamporod, but tho city
is facing a coal famino.
It becamo apparont three da-s ago
that tho supply would run short, nntl
every railroad tapping Illinois and
Indiana coal fields had mndo arrango
nionts to tnko advantage of tho dou! lo
holiday to rush a big supply to this
Mid other cities. With tho roads bond
ing ovory olTort to got pnssonger trains
through tho snow, howovor, tho moving
of freight was absolutely out of the
question, nnd the Urge supply of coal
uniting to bo movod still rcinauw on
Charltablo associations nro burdened
to tho limit by calls for assistance
Jump to Save Is Fatal.
Camden, N. J., Dec. 27. White
Christmas brought death and Borrow ro
two families at Malaga, N. J., this
nftornoon. Mrs. Mary Price was killed
by a train. Willlnm Hngomnn, who
mndo an attompt to Bavo hor. recolvod
Injurlos from which ho died. Mrs.
Prico was standing on tho platform at
Malaga when sho slipped and foil on tho
tracks, just as the train was pulling in.
Without hesitation Hngomnn jumpod
to roscuo hor, but boforo ho could drag
hor from dnngor both' worn struck by
"Trnmp" Pays Old Score.
Donvor, Colo., Doc, 27. Seven years
ago James L. Harvey, now a Rio
Grando switchman hero, wns brakoman
on a freight in Oklahoma, and bcfrlond
ed a tramp. Today Harvuy recolvod
a lottor from tho trump, Chnrlo Mc
Namnra, now a rich minor of Mur.'ny
Idaho, onclosing a check for $500 ns a
Christmas gift. Harvoy pormlttod Mc
Namara to rldo ovor his division, gavo
liim clothes, n moal, a bod and a $2 bill.
Dying Woman Refuuos Aid.
Los Angolos, Deo, 27. Mrs. Polly
Pdlotln, who sufTorod frightful burns
lait night, when sho usu'd korosono to
MANY LIVES ARE BELIEVED LOST
Wrockago Coming Ashoro Indicates
Marino Dlsastora Thirty-two
v Cltlos Loft In Darknoss.
Boston, Dec. 28. Threo million dol
lars is the estimate today of the loss In
nnd nround Boston by tho tidal wavo
and blizzard which swopt over Now
England Sunday. Fivo million dollnrs
is tho estimate of tho damngo along
tho Now England coast.
Pifteon lives wero certainly lost, if
tho five-masted schooner, tho Davis
Palmer, went down, and it is bollevcd
that many moro perished at soa.
wrcckago borno into uoston naroor
today is beliovod to bo tho mute evi
donco of tho loss of tho schooner Davis
Palmer, bound from Nowport News for
Boston, Bomowhero near tho ontranco
to tho harbor. Tho wreck itself has
not been located.
Cape Cod is still cut off.
With tlio restoration of communica
tion thore, it is feared thnt a talo of
tuarino disasters and storm damngo un
cqualod in years will bo related.
Thirty-two citios and towns wero
plungod in darknoss owing to tho elec
tric lighting servico being cut off, and
wires of tho telegraph and telephone
companies woro laid lown in ovory di
New York, Dec. 28. With tho news
of tho probable loss of tho fivo-mastcd
schooner Davis Palmer, with her crow
of twelve men, off Boston harbor, and
of tho wrecking of nino other vessels
nlong tho Massachusetts coast, tho
oponing chapter of tho toll taken on
tho sen by tko storm that swept Now
England Saturday night and Sunday
was bared to tho world today.
Tho threo-mastcd schooner Nantaskn
was hurled ashoro at Herniate and
probably will bo a total wreck. Vol
unteer Jlfcsavcrs with the breeches buoy
rescued her crew of ten nier
Tho Bchoonor Hello Holliday is
ashore at Brant point, oxposcd to tho
fury of tlio sen. Tho fato of hor crow
is unknown, but it is believed thoy
havo boon rescued. Sho is from Phila
delphia, ioadod with railroad iron.
On tho rocky shores of Martha's
Vineyard wator-loRirod schooners aro
being swept by ovcry sea. They aro
tho A. K. McLean, a British vessel,
bound from Perth Amboy to Halifax,
and tho Stoninuton, Maine, schooner
Maud Soward, Port Rending for Provi-
dencetown. Tho crews havo been
At Providoncotown tho sloop Bonita
is aground, nnd in tho lint at Plymouth
harbor aro four small schooners simi
STRIKE CONFERENCE FAILS.
Labor Loadors Off to Washington to
St. Paul, Doc. 28. Contrary to ex-
pectntions, dovolopmonts today in tho
controversy between the railroads of
tho uorthwest nnd tho striking switch
mon, instead of rosulting in an ami
cable settlement of tho strike, resulted
in a widor breach than has existed
Not only havo tho switchmen doclared
on" ail negotiations with tho railroads,
imi. moor loaders Bay there is a stronc
possibility of a general striko by all
allied ordors belongiug to tho railway
branch of tho American Federation of
II. B. Perham, acting as chairman of
tho railway council in session here, left
tonight for Washington to seek advico.
"There may bo a moro general
striko," said Mr. Porham.
Prosldont Hawloy, of tho switchmen's
union, asserted: "Several othor mem
bers of tho railway council besides Mr.
Porhnm loft for their hondquartors to
night to make preparation for a striko
of tholr respective ordors."
Mr. Porhnm, in spoaking of todays
"Friday wo wero on tho vorgo of a
sottlomont, nnd wo thought that tho
mattor would bo fixed up today. But
this nmrning the railroads prcsontod a
mysterious change of front nnd ns
sumod such nn arrogant nttitudo that
wo decided nt onco to havo nothing
moro to do with thorn."
Schoonor Wrecks Light.
Nowport News, Va., Dec. 28. Having
boon rnmmod and almost cut in two
by tho four-mnstod Bchoonor Malcolm
Baxter, Jr., tho Thimble shoal light,
four- miles oast of Old Point Comfov' ,
nnd noar tho trail of tho "Horseshoo"
in Lowor Chosnpoako bay, caught fire
and wns totally destroyed. Tho schoonor ,
wns Inward bound from Hampton Roads
in ballast, and wns proceeding undor
sail, The strong west wind and tho
swift tldo throw tho vossol off hor
cnurso, nnd sho crashed Into tho fraino
Logacy Hoir Found Doad.
Sonttlo, Wash., Dec. 23. Patrick M.
Smith, ngod 57, jnnitor of nn npart
mont house, who wns found doad In his
room Inst night, received a lottor from
friends in Irolnnd, Bnying thnt ho hnd
fallen holr to $30,000. Ho rofusod to
return to claim his logacy, nlthough an
offer to Bond $1,000 for his oxponsoa
wns mndo. Tho old man hnd bocomo
dospondont ovor his npptlto for drink,
nnd felt that tho monoy would do him
Count Tolstoi Failing,
i St, rotorsburg, Doo. 28. Tho honlth
iMol is again cn
,j -aicians woro
16 s OTi.
sons perlsiioil in a uopartmlnt
tiro in Lionaon.