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BAD DEAL IN FRANCE
qtm CTITTO mTKH EXHIBIT LAID
I MII’.H KMHUtGO.
railroad claims freight.
31 |J. BRACKETT M%4 THOIHIK
UITH TUB I'HKM II COt RTS.
Ilailr*Ml (nmpiuij 'Juke* Riffulu
(liNru* %% lilch llavr Hn-n l'rovi*n
I nlniiiitlnl nml flic i onfrnrlor for
tbr F.%11n lltilldlnjc Alan 4n**
Into fit** f ooria fo hnforrr I nr*a
aonttltlc ( laltiiM—l* |nrturr of I ru|.
rrr I'ralrir on Icrouul of
I’arU, Dc. 24. Thirty car. forming
I M t of thr Culled Bint## govornmonl ex
\ ~,i at the recent Bari# exposition. xx*r
suddenly laid under embargo to-day a:
Havre. *he railroad company ir<*:inlit* to
aurrender them. landing payment of a
iliiim of 5.710 frar.cn. This extraordinary
• lion, seriously delay Ins the departure
o* the auxiliary cruiser l*ralrl from
Havre for New York with the govern
n ent exhibit*, was madf* the subject of
it formal protest to the Krencji n*>rn
inent by Cnlted Hiutc*# Por.
1 he company base* Its claim on demur
y.i . . bargee on fr**ighl Into the car? when
t |*oim|h were brought *> the exposition
&otru* time ago the claim %\ i# submitted.
Dii MaJ. Brackett. secretary >$ the
American commiMilon, Inveatlsated it at. I
con luded that it had no foundation. .*<
potne of the cars charged against the
Am* r: an government never on ain< and
rfti* *1 exhibits, while the others were
tors utilised bv private exhibitors awl no'
the refore chargeable to the t nited State*
MaJ Hracke t thereupon endeavored to
► core a settlement, but without avail.
Tt* matter dragged along through th**
summer, the se ret ary of th* American
• • t rep* itedly *xpr< -smg h'.
v dingness to settl*- any Just claim
it. tins! :he ITnlted Btntes. The company
I t t • cace in an unsatisfactory manner
in,-I finally emlstrgoed the cars.
When MaJ. Brackett was Informed by
th- I'nited State* agent at Havre he
wired him instruction* to fsiy to the com-
I % 4 0 franc** u, th‘ presen -e of l*gl
•* charities and at the same time to en
t- r a *iatm against rfle company for 10 my
frai ■ •# as damagts for obetructlon and
laist summer the company aubmtttel
n bill of 32.7iC francs for freight charges
agaln*t he commission." he sakl 10-d.iv.
"mi pressed for payment. Pending an
explanation of certain Item**. I |nl*l 2VW
!!.n* on account, at the same time ##k
it-g for details. When these were fur
hid * **n charged with 4.lid francs which
t old have been charge*! to the ‘om
it me General* Transatlantic)'!*, while
4. tiaies should have been charged •
I *. • xhlbi or*. The company is. th re
l 1 1 • obliged io mak** a rebate."
i**-inufiow l>elng a holt*lay. there will be
i • holding of the Prulrl*. The cars w;ll
l* re.eased by the payment of ihe SUO
fr.iti- * Should Wednesday not bring a
tad*factory solution MaJ Brackett will
prot-ablv pay the rest of the claim under
p"te-s In order not to further delay the
s<d.iiig of the Prairie. At the same time
) • w ill enter an eddltlon.il claim for dam
- rne trouble aim arose with Philip
1. ju* . the contractor who bulli the n
t* il pavilion. liwro.e the American
c ’cn.i-sion l>ec. 11. saying that ih la.-?
].‘M. fmm i , nmml**l(npr Oeneral Peck
w rot satisfactory and asking when the
ladi t rig would be turned over to him
f i TT* molMion. Two days Inter he noti
fied the commission that he intended to
tk• ito*session und l*eglti destruction
Immediately. He In turn wji# Informe*!
f t tue building would le place*l under
I U ..fxrol Dec. 2*l, and at a formal meet
ing h. was notified that the commission
would remove certain furnishing' no; sup
plied py him. a proposition to which his
rcpreaentotlve dil not object.
Sitimfay night while the American cus
toill.iu of the building, assisted by two
v kmrti. was removing material belong-
Ina *• the I’nHed Stare* a force of police
arrived n l arrested all three on tl
ground that they were taking good*
v nil did not belong to them. It Is said
H M. laixie* brought about the or
MaJ. Hnackeft secured their release to
'•*' M lasies served him with a legal
•Of Ice that he would not accept the p
' limn |i Its present shape and would and *-
rnnl damages for delay. The Preneh
•nan will now be hefd to the strict term*
n* the contract, which Included demolit
ion and a counter claim w ill be enter-’ I
for n forfeit of 300 francs doily from
M irch 15. the date when the contract
‘ ‘de.l for completion. nn*l June 21. to*
• ther with a claim of 2.000 francs for
defective construction, as the roof leak*!
i*l certain furnlsnlngs wen* ruined Moro
than this, there will be a special claim
o' 2On francs If It can be proved tnnt
M latxles brought atout the arrest,
tn iking , total of 34.n franc* Anothe
l*ne of contention may be the sertle
m< lit of the restaurant concession in the
American pavilion, which h.s n*>t b*“*
Helios % 1.0 Ml Pitot t:n.
• oroitr's Jry Charaes Him \%itli
Killing f tmlltnr Morris.
Washington. Dec. 24.—The coroner's In
quest In the <nse of Frank H. Morris,
cudltor of the treasury for the War De
-I‘rtment. who was killed at the Winder
building Saturday afternoon by Bmuel
t>onald, former disbursing ofllcer of
h' bureau. wa held to-day. The verdict
" that Morris* camp to hi* death by
f "on of n pistol shot wound Indicted by
M ! Irma Id.
M-'Donald, who Is In n precarious con
dif;<n at the Kmergency Hospital suffer
ing from self-inflicted wounds after kill
ing Morrlc. If somewhat improved, and
hft> a chance to recover.
AHHKXIAM W %%T IIKLP.
B*s ointlonnpy Federation Tele
urapba President McKinley.
Beaton. Dec. 24.—The Armenians revo
lution federation have telegraphtd Pres
ident McKinley a resolution adopted in
annual convention to-day urging this
government's Interference In behalf of
the Armenians' who. the reaelutlon aeys.
are and will soon be extermi
jl&totttt&l] Jiafuinjj Jffdto'jSL
HOW THE BRITISH FEEL.
They \V*nld lhai the War WrreOvfr
but %re Not Hrpeatta* the
“lllach December" of m
l **r V4*
I*>ndcn. X>• *. 73. 4.20 a. m —There |* no
.“igti of the despondency which character
ix* and "llluck I>t mber" last y.-.r. At
tin l same time the Christmas editorial'
tirsl llt:le can *■ for extreme satisfaction.
All express regret that the nation Is still
t war. Home take the trouble to remind
their reader* that there ore four time as
many tr ope In Buth Africa now us there
were twelve month* ago, and all engag
'd in the monotonous and wearisome du
th * against an ever-evaaive fo* and need
ing ihe sympathy of friends at home at
this festlx. *on.
The Siar 'ard. which ssys that Chrlel
mri tiiuii the Btitisli in a
ed mood, nvriilx** u|*n tie strange lack
of pollti .<] foresight, regarding the char
acter and ihe wisdom of the ofcrations
against th** Hoers. It confesses that "ev
erything has long since been done that
would n x• • h*, n possible to end ihe war
if w* had In • n <'ontendlng ugaluat Kuro
It b -ntidetit. however, that the •♦*t
thment l* only a question of time
Dord Kn - il* r' dejsirture for De Aar
would b* *■ ffl. lent to explain th*- absence
of offl< in I nf*w,
Kl iior.*f. pr* iwratlons an- being mad*
to give l*or*l Hclgrti a popular welcome
Jan 1. Ten thousufbl troops will b* guih
* • 1 In i ; .> to line the route to Buck
t %V%DI %N H %\TF.D.
To Join Hmlrn-romrll'a Trniionnl
Ottawa. Ont.. Dec. p The 'olonlal of
ti e i< anxlou* to get as many Canadians
i* po**lM> to Join Bad'Ot-PowcH's Trana
v<l moil. *.l police. If I.PJO Can.idtins
volunteer for thl* *erx*lcc* It I* the inten
tion of the ImiH-rlal government to offer
ten captaincies and fifteen lieutenancies
in th* for f to qualified ofllceni of th*
The pay for men is 5 shillings per day
from the date of landing In Cape Town,
with fre** *r n*i-rtation from Canada to
NOT GOOD 101 l lilt IT Mil.
It* port* nf Serious *lt*llon In < |ie
I ninny i uullrnied.
Don*lon. D,. 2f —*‘Wc lenm," say* Ue
Dully Mail, "that Ihe rejiort* of the se
rious situation in Cjh* t’olony arc fully
t'onflrmed. The invading Boers are r-?-
•eiving much aseistan- e fion* the C*pc
Dui n. Hallway communication between
ipe Town atsl the ttorth is almost en
tl ♦ .v severed, partly by Boer operwtione
and partly by rains."
Iloer Victory llns Made t#*c Old Man
. In4on. Dec. 25.—" Since the Nootlt
.rv..*.*rw fT lr " wavs the iv>rr(iMnibn of
the Daily Mall at the Hague. "Mr. Kru
ger ha* become stiff-necked. He now
ornfully r*Jects all private suggetuion*
;n the nature of i*e rc ov- : !|i< n.”
Kitchener lo < rush Invasion.
Cape Town, Dec. 34.—Lord Kitchener
ha* arrived at Do Air. Cape* Colony, and
la taking measures to crush the Boer in
Grand lliipldn Inxltes Mr. K rimer.
Grand Hapid*. Mich . Dec. 24 -The Com
men Council of this city unanimously
adopted a resolution to-night, extending
Mr. Kruger an official welcome and Ihe
freedom of the city.
MOR|~ I Hot HDl* FOR SHIIT.
Dene I *>u on Lnalhh f nmt and
Several W reek* flccnr.
liondon, Dec. 21 —Denso fogs on Ihe
coasts are greatly Interfering with nav
igation and wrveral wrecks have occurred.
The Ftrltish ateamer Brunswick groun*iel
in th* Bristol channel, heeled over and
sank Seven of her creir were ilroa nel.
Th* rcjor*s that several Shetland Ash
ing boats were in great ierll from the
storm and had probably been lost are con
firmed. Only one boat out of five has
been found, and It I* known that no few
er than twenty-two fishermen have per
A KRtTIIKI -IKMITIA*..
Two Men Killr<l nnH Two \\ nnndnl
nl ilir I’arli Dlallllrrjr.
Indon. Ky., Dec. K.—Two rm-n were
killed tid iwo wounded at Krl* dltl
ilery, In I’la) county, twelve mile* from
n. r.. late yealer.lay Four nevnl.t-rs of
ihe .Stserr.nrc fjmlly or. one ehle and
H.nry ltarrett and \V. II Voun on the
0: net. t itu tk' dln n def>erate tlkhr Your>
,rl one ..f ihe Hlienwfree were kl.lwl and
iwo Of the Sizemore* wre prolmldy fo
An 0.l feud woe the cause of the
DKAMAKK'tt Hill tI.TIB*.
King Christian Will i>ewd chrlel
nma In Ilia Own nniilrr.
Copenhagen. Dec. 24. -King Chrilan
will e[entl the Chrintnta* holuiwya In
iM-nmark for the first time since the death
of Queen Uouloe. This evening all the
member- of the royal famllyare the guests
of Prince Wald.m.r and Princess Marie
To-morrow there will he a great banquet
in Ihe rojal palace, which all the royal
tlee will attend. _ ,
Kl ltol'K II t* TMK UHIP.
Knalish anil \merlcnn, llnve n Join!
4 lirlulniNH 1 rrr.
London. Doe 25 - The weather through
out Europe 1# mi and and fherc arc many
**omplalb<* of the presence of influcnxa.
The C’hrlsim*!# trade fenerml>y Is active.
A bril iant entertainment was arrauge.l
In Vienna last evening by tbs American
)n d colonies, and a large aloc
tfically Ugh'** Christmas tree was dU
played at the Hotal Bristol
OIL LI 9 JOHNSON KILLED.
toother Keotoeky Affair With Fatal
Middle boro. Ky - X>#c. 24-Omis Johnsoi
was shot ind klUad by Charias Wlioox of
Harlan county to-day. Wlleo*
sightly wounded. Johnson was s.*ot
four times. <kath being Inwtsntanaou#.
Johnson Is reputed to have killed three
SAVANNAH, C.A., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1000.
ONLY O.OOft VOLV'VrßfS't* C AN f OMF.
Ml ST KF.FI* fhl.lMIO TROOP* IN TUB
With flettirtilnu N alwnleers and
Hrgalart w ho%- Tcriu* llnve Kx-
I*• red 'there Will lie %toul MMI.Ni
Men • llrlng lluie AN Immm* Place*
NNIII 11 nx c lo lt- taken li> 1 re*l
Men—4acn. Mne iriliur l(ce<mnienl
• llnunty uf gg.*V lor Ne--nH*l
Washington. Dr 24 Asa result of a
confer* in between the H* r* tsry of Wat
and Quartermaster General I aldington, it
ha* been decided that no further action
can be taken with tegard to the return
of the volunteers from th* Philippines
until Congress shall make provision for
their replacement. Th** War Department
is considerably embarrassed lv the fail
ure of c>ngrrmi t,> make provision twfore
th** recasa for the relief of the military
situation In the Philippine*. Acting upon
represeniai lons mad* by Gen. Ma Arthur,
the department has concluded that It 1*
absolutely nec**f**ary to maintain an armx
of €O.OOO men in the Philtppin*-. until the
current policy of establishing muni ifwi
govetnnnaits throughout fhe archipelago
lus been executed. It 1* stated at the
department that any reduction of the mil
itary strength !*low that flgure under
existing condition* would un*lmihtl.y
lrov. most fo the Interest* of
the Cnlted States.
There are now about <BS.<via troops, regu
lars and vo.unteer*. in the Phllipplnea and
atrangements have been made already for
bringing home 9.'W) of that number. No
further reilurtion will be made until the
War De part merit is advised fully of the
pur|*>*e of Congre** with regard to army
When the necessary authority has been
given k is the purpose of the department
to bring home s rapidly as possible oil
the volunteer# and regular* whose term#
of enlistment expire on June > next, but
not before It 1# possible to repkt* •> them
m n for man with new recruits enllsG and
under he term* of ihe new army bill.
It. therefore, appears that ifter the l.fttO
vounteers have left the Philippine* no
more troop* will be withdrawn from thm
country until hey can be relieved hy
fresh troops recruited In the Cnlted
States In accordance with legislation yet
to be enacted.
It l* expected that Congree* will "let
promptly on the army bill soon after it
re-# k **mb!r# in January, hut even in
event. It la aabl at the War Department
it will not be posidhle to get the fresh
troop# to the Philippine# Inside of lw.
months’ time The general homecoming
movement of ihe mas* of voliinrf>rM
therefore, will have to be postpnti<d tin
tll about the first of Kebrunry. That will
give the quartermaster's department but
five month.#' time to bring home the re
mainder of the volunteei# an* 1 the regu
lar troop* whose terms will expire at the
same ;imc. aggregating aU*ut ♦*.<• m n.
before the first of July. Tills undertak
ing I# believe*! to tie beyond the capacity
of the transport service a# at preattit
organlxed. and may necessitate th* char
ter of additional steamship*. AH ar
rangement# In that line, however, will he
held in abeyance until definite informs
(km ha# been received of the Intention ft
Congress with regard to th*- proposed In
crease of the regulir army.
Recent cable advice* from Gen, Mac-
Arthur indicate a strong desire on ihe
part of the volunteers generally lo re
turn lo the I'nlted Stat*‘# and thal com
ro w .*!•#!* fee.' of *|u.*n urn lllrolv in fw.
enll.t wlilkiui the mult liberal Induce
li.ent* are offered. Il I, understood lhai
Gen. MacArthur ha* rei-ommendeif that
bounty of I—lie allowed ,o each *ol
dler In the Phllipplnea who re-enltdl* for
another term and the |>lan I* Mild to meet
with the favor of the offlclals of Ihe war
It M moii. tit r**|- WIMT com.
<te, eral Vnlauieera Killed and
%%.nnde<l In l.lttle kktrnit.he..
Manila. Dec. 2*.—Advlcea to the AesocU
atel Free* from the (eland of Leyte. how
that there Ik kIIII conoid, ruble turmoil on
the went coast, but that Ihe count ta
quiet, the leaders having retired to the
mountains. Lieut. Frank K. Lynch and
three men of the Forty-fourth Volunteer
Infantry were wounded neor Ilona.u*. on
the west coast. Two men of Company L
Forty-third Volunteer Infantry. wire
kill'd and three of companies 1. and K.
together with 1-ictit. Louie II Leaf, wre
wounded Dec. 13 mar San Miguel, north
No decided result, have yet been se
cured by the 2.**W Cnlted Slates troop*
distribut'd among the eoaat towns of
Gt AM l> A II \ll W IV.
Inhabitant, Have kniiplle, for Only
Three W eekn.
Manila. Dee I*.—Ofllcer, of the Cnlted
State, crulfer Newark, which ha, return
ed from the Inveattgatlon Into the cir
cum,lance* of the disaster that befell the
foiled State, auxiliary cruiser Vosemlte.
off Ihe Iland of Guam, ,ay there were
supplies enough available when the New
ark left to laat three week, and that tho
Inhabitant, would then be dependent
upon aupplle, *ent fr>m f-avlte. They
almj report that the noil will produce rice
and com by April, although at prea-nt
everything wear, ■ forlorn aspect.
The f nited State, crutser Albany. Capt
J K. Craig, has sailed for Hong Kong
to ascertain and repair the damage slut
sustain'd through grounding on a reef in
Hu big bay.
Mr Ml lit t: *F.%\ * BITIHBHi.
Krle Hallrnad tn C at Off the Train
< lev land. 0.. Dac. 2*.-Order have
been Issued abolishing tha (rain boy, or
"new, butcher," on all train, of the Erie
Railroad System west of Salamanca. N
Y . alter midnight Doc. 31. and on all lire*
east of (hat point after midnight Jan. 31.
Own. Pole-C'arew to Marry.
London. Dec. 11.-Gen Reginald Pole
Career, who has returned from South
Africa, will marry Lady Beatrice Prance*
Elisabeth, elder daughter of the Marquis
of Ormonde He il U year. Of age and
ah* I* under £k
QUEER MINING CLAIMS.
Kx*( on•• I IV llliutn* xitwultl Slnkr an
Baplaaalion of iliniux Hrconl*
of Manila Ogle*.
Washington. Dec 24 -Inquiry at tfte
Slate i depart tn t-nt disc loot* the fact that
no >rli tal notice wa* taken by the l
(xartmcot of * statement affecting in some
M**.*ure F WlUxm*. who had
b*n consul to Manila before the Stpanun-
American war. (‘apt. Burt tit. was th*
author of ini- statement, and. tieing m
charge of the mining bureau in the Phil
ippines, in the course of mw annual re
iort lo Gen. MacArthur. commenting up
on <lu* (ItHiing in an irregular fashion of
an cnorniou* number of mining ctaim*.
"The record discloses an undefined hut
apparently close rtiatkui of lion, Oscar
I Williams, ** CnHed State* consul.
v t i tti torate f mint*, that ta of
such a rutur. a* to seem to require a
#t. • ment of the facts appearing in the
records of this hunuii "
< apt. Iturrttt then recite# *om> case*
w her** the onsul had certified on certain
• laim*. sorne time after the claims al
ready had been allowed by the Spanish
mlM* g nffb bil*. Th** general statement of
the r*|ot t that certain leetigr.ing men.
fore-cli.g the overthrow of Hpanitdi sov
ereignty m th* Philippines, ha.l nb*l
claim* u|H>n everything in sight In i min
ln*i way But Consul William* I# now
#• in- home in Syracuse. N v and ha>
no connection with the Cnlted Stale*
government, #o (hat It has no longer any
authjrity to call upon him In .vuinecllon
with this matter.
The mining claims filed In the irregular
fashion referred to are Aiouf to In* taken
up by the Philippine Commission.
Ho he* . r N v . Dec 31 When rg-
Consul William# of Manila wa* shown
this afternoon the dl*ial h In regard to
that porCon *f l.ieut Burrett's report to
Gen Mo* Arthur concerning Mr Wil
liam*. the latter kernel to be Indiffer
ently Interested. He said, however.
1 or some length of time previous to
May l, l*t‘ there were no Americans in
Manila, and on May 3. when it I# <-aid
th* plan w revised and put Into opera
non to end#rrn#H the government and
nerve to friend* a large control of the
is*#’ mining leg.on of the archl|eiago If
Spill* should be obliged to yield the isl
and* permanently, I wa* with Admital
Deweys fleet, having come with him
from Hong Kong, and did not go ashore
for #e eral days after the memorable bat
tle of Manila bay The HpanDh officials
to whom Lieut, liurrett refer# In hi* re
port are unknown to rn*\ and I most em
phatically cony the whole story."
KILLED FOR A WITCH.
#lartliiK Evltf••* of *uprtl(•■
HrtMiulif om nl Trial of Two
Washington, D*o 24.—Now® h*#n
rocaivfd t tho War D*partmrni of a p#-
cull.irly atrorlou# murd*r In tho Philip
pine#. the clr umxtanc#* of which were
developed at the trial of six nailve# be
befoge u mtlliary comm! Uai at Capls.
Pansy. It appear# from the testimony
that 4wo of the prisoner# were re#ponl
kl .. *k. 4.t*. • •*■ tell. >d -#
th* lr neight*or*. With #even or eight
other men they went to the house of a
native name*! Victor P*re and forcibly
took I Im nml hi# wife to the Panay river,
where they l# unU their hand# behind th m
am! told (hem that their "last day had
t'ome." The woman was struck wkh a
b**!o und her dead b**ly thrown into the
river. Her husband wltiu-sed her mur
der and anticipating similar treatment,
ftpring Into the river and. notwithstand
ing his arm# were pinioned, manager lo
reach the opposite shore.
. •*• • frltnom Hm mIHt
Cog Um if* X.# a XapmffiStltMM belief
that th murdered woman aa • witch
poasessed of powers whereby ah#* had In
some mysierh # way caused the d**ah
of th*' neighbors’ <4ii!d. The two men
;k. •Aftian/ < j irt Kf >i*l( ( I*o
MacArthur mitlgaicd the eemence of each
ca*.. to confinement at hard laltor for
twenty year* out of consideration for the
exceedingly low order of intelligence and
blind superstition of the aivrUMd.
Federal I'arty titrlvlna to Get To
gether Those 1\ ho Are Willing
to Aeeept Pence.
Manila, Dec. 2*.—The Federal party ha,
•h • tiled upon anew- organisation and to
day |)tib:i*hel In the Spanish and Filipino
evening paper* an oddrew lo the Fili
"Tho number of Filipino* who are con
vinced that the time for peace has come.
Increase, datlyC eay* the addre,*. "The
object of the Ftderal party I* the reun
ion of ail Filipino, who truly wish for
pc*.. arid who are disported to work for
It. li appeal* to those who will attempt
to attain for the Philippine* the great
est tttmlet of liberties under the applica
tion ol the Amert'.in constitution
“VVe call ourselve* the Federal party
be mac, under American sovereignty, the
righteous aspirations of the Philippine*
will he to form a part of the American
federation a* state, of the Colon."
The Executive Committee ha, cabled
President McKinley announcing that the
organization ha* been perfected and ten
dering an expression of good will.
Copies of the address have been sent
Into the provinces. The new paragraph
In the platform, declaring for Ameri-an
recognition of the legality of *ome act,
done hy the authorities of Ihe Insurgent
government Is In conformity with pre
cedents established during the reconstruc
tion period following the Civil War In the
PRK*IDK*T Tirr* HIE 4.
gnhafltnle I nited ainte, Cwrrewry tn
Philippine* nt Ones.
Washington. Deo. 24.—President Taft of
the Philippine Commission has come for
ward with another suggestion for th
settlement of the Philippine currency
question, which I* how pressing urgently
for adjustment. He discard* the former
plan* of something like a trade dollar,
and of maintaining by the credit of Ihe
Cnlted State* a fixed ratio badween the
Mexican dollar and American gold, and
propooe* to adopt Cnlted State* money,
para and simple, as th# money of the
Phi Ipph ea. He point, out that radtonl
a, I, thla move. It ritual be made sooner
or later. If tha laiond, are to remain on.
der the control of the Cnbed State*, and
that delay on y serve* to aggravate tha
evil* of th* preatnt confusion of ay*-
-q r i
tsar'a Physician Has Returned.
St. Petcrahurg, Dec. 2*.—Dr. Popofl. the
Czar'* physician, bos returned bar*.
SEEMS BADLY MIXED
POWERII NOT SITBKIEII Allot I
JOIN I* NOTH.
A SERIOUS ERROR SOMEWHERE
BIT VUIVT IT 1* IN NOT KX-
I nited strife* Mnr Not He Able tn
Take Part In Ktsrstlns of the
Plan* Owtllned—The Nome Nremvn
t rlftrUr# Ihe Note noil 'no t on
dltlou a* to Troop* t ntinot Apply
Bt Petersburg. De . 21 The Nov. *
Vremx;% sharply crltblsen the Joint n-d.*
of the Powers to China, a# being t*x long
to produce effect. It says the accusw
tlons against the Emperor and D.wager
KtnpnMm art* unfiHinded and that the a*
ctma'ton that Prln *c Tuan D alone re
s|W>n*ibie fr the treachery l* ridiculous.
The |i|>er aldr
"ll>lers sometimes betray their own
country, but treason towards foreign
power# l> anew conception. The #tte
nict.t in 4he ultimatum that tm* tro'i"*
wi.i not l*e withdrawn hefora the con
dition are ac.tpptinj cannot neon ltup*i*i,
nil's* 1 t r*M e* have rtll uds V tie* l !'•
t'hill. whereas M tnchurhin affair* do n *t
concern the power* The note will not
bring |eace. Tibs Powers possibly repent
not having Imitated Russia's example '
The minister of the Interior ha- starts I
from St. Pi ter#burg and the minister of
war ha* left Yalta to mei th returning
troops, at Theoilosla. \l 1e Witte, th*
minister of finance, is exp**cted here Jn
I€. according to the Ho- Y.
A apeclal dispatch to the Novoe Vremva
from Vladlvo#t**k say* the exploitation
of ttie principal Manchurian Hall road
line and the construction of a branch
line to Port Arthur will he turned over to
the government. Hus*lt has always * ari
fully I rials ted that the Manchurian Hull
rood enterprise w* purely the affair of
a Russian private eor|M>rat|on. The news.
If true, I# of great Important** pcklitkwlly
The same correspondent vrlres tlwt the
demobilization i# ending everywheie fin
Manchuria. Huron Kaulbars is dlstrlbiit
Ing ihe railroad protective guard along
th* route The Chinese |**pul.iion akuig
the rsilrnad Is suffering from famine. The
Russians up to the present have had
plenty of supplies.
Washington. Deo 94.—Secretary Hay fw*
• eceived a .hblegram from Minister Con
ger at Pekin, announcing that ha ha.l
signed the agreement reached by the for
eign ministers, hut had done no with a
wricen explanatory statement setting
forth the exact position of his govern
mnt. Tne text of the statement l* not
forwanH by Mr. Conger, but It I* under
stood to be t*a*d uton tlu* last lnar -
4lon ho received from the department,
which, while disapproving the Inclusion
in the agreement of #m* of the mr*
severe language, accepted it as the tK**
arrangement that eoukl be nia*le at this
time, it Is believed that the l’nited
Btates also, while sanctioning the provis
ion# of the agreement relative to the main
tenance of permanent line# of communi
cation. legation guard*, and prohibition
of the Importation of arms Into China.
Indicates clearly that <onotltutlonal rea*-
on# prevent the ex<*cutlve from making
any pledge to take part In th execution
of these plan*.
The signature of the agreement by thy
minister* close* wjtat Ik regarded here a
the tlrat, the meet lin|K>rtant. anti the
most difficult plwiko of the negotlMUoiis
a* to China, for It I* not 'louhted that the
Chlnrae envoy* will euheertbe to the
agreement, without amendment. lia con
chtrion has been marked hy one of the
most curloua mlKtakes In the history of
Internal tonal exehang*. for hy a cipher
error, the majority of the signatories
found to their ■nsunnelM that they had
contracted lo do exactly what (hey .I|.|
not Intend, and moreover, the error wos
Si 111 1 4 ft MM IT* *1 II IDE.
Frank Bennett Follow, Ml,, Seltnel
der to the Gr,ve.
Honolulu, I>ec 17. via Ban Francisco.
Dec. 2*—Frank P. Ilennelt, Ihe well
known American aooul, committed sui
cide here by shooting himself In the head
last Thursday. III* aulclde followed the
death by poisoning of Miss C.nra Hchnel
der. an Intimate friend. BHUwtl was an
Indian fighter of national reputation, hav
ing been one of three survivor, of the
I itie. . ■ hi ,■ ii ■' e ■’ i .... It.it .
I heat known and having taken a promi
nent part In running Ihe Apache Oeronl
roo lo earth. Mis* Bchnelder w,s a <ke
mestlc In the family of Paul Neumann.
The Rrltlsh sloop of war Icarus. Com
mander Knowllng has arrived at Hilo.
Bhe left Kaqulmault some time ago. under
order* to proceed to Panama to Inquire
Into the eel sure of a British steamer hy
the Colombian government. The United
Stale* training ship Adorns arrived hero
YOIXG WOW3*I Missive;.
strange Disappearance ol Maggie
Doe Int Pnehlo. Col.
Pueblo, Col.. Dec. 2* --The police to-day
failed to throw any light upon the mys
terious disappearance of Maggie Hoel.
who yesterday left or was taken from
the home of her uncle. Charles Realty, a
shot I distance west of this cky.
It ho* been learned, however, that
some time yeaterdwy morning a carriage
drawn by white horses was In the vicinity,
and a richly dreased lady alighted from
It. and seemed to he searching for some
thing It has been tmpcwslMe thus far to
find such a carriage The girl, who la
e-ghteen years of age. bad a guardian In
Mlaaour. and a young man here was
known as Mr sweetheart. The latttr Is
grltfstrleksn and la doing all h* can to
aid in solving th* mystery. Th* simpl*
and Innocent character of the girl wemi
to preclude th*orl*s of elopement and
hn circumstances nppeer to Indicate kid
naping. but for what motive cannot bn
GERMAN NEWS NOTES.
Emperor William Aery Miielt I'leaaed
Will* t hsscrllur von llo*lov'a
Mannacnicnt of Iteernl
4ox eminent %Anlra.
Berlin. Dec. 24,—Kmperor William's he
*t<*# i upon t’ount von I tue low. Imper.si
chanceiior. of the hlgheMt decoiatlon. the
Order of the Black Kaa-e. Is Interpreted
to signify impend! approval of his recent
utterances tn the Helchst g. (Muitoularly
of hi* *u . *’--.ful moimgein.’iil of Ihe (‘hi*
m*-? and bais, as well as the Kruger ln i
•l-nt. as ag.i ii-l tin pan-G i tiuin agna
It Is understood itiat Hi# Maje*ty re
ga>*i - tl chancellor’s present lour In
South G* nwuiiy a grr**it su. m> In ce
menting tiie adherence of other German
* ihlnets to th* lanperor s fr* ign policy.
Hen \\ arslnskl.dllevtor of the |euts<*he
Grun.G.JmlJ ltatk. on*' of the emt*ar
to have e- wi***l to Italy, w# srrtskHi in
this city yesterday
Tlu* National /.Htung, a Journal usually
friend.x to tin I’nilei Hlul* li*. usatng
the rejv non of the llay-l'autn efote treaty
In I original fmm by the Sn i. says:
"Th** Incident means such s #k*i at th**
executive s# • in #* im *e|y found. •**•
only In the hi-tory of the rnitei States,
hut In tlu par.iußiettlary history l the
world. Presumably ti\ treaty I* not now
a. *|>t;bl to On ill Kritaln "
, The . namls rof <>infn* !■ of in rlln ha#
presentd a i*etlttn to fount von Itueiow
asking f*r tin* :iHlnt**n.iu • of th* pres
ent miff policy f the empire. prott*#tliitf
purlieu.arly agalnet the tnwxlmai *nd
minluiMi duties, the abandonment of the
m.*-t favored nation clause arl the exten
sion of the ad valorem system
Tin* Christmas weather in Berlin I#
mild, cloudy ni dry. Tmlav tlwre were
tin* Ueual street *.••>no* fclmfxeror Wil
liam at 3p. 11l Ottelekd the dlStribothMi
t Pol**.l mii of |r -nis to the troops of
the Garde |u forps. He dined a the
pilo. o an h<Hir later, aisl than Jollied in
the famiiy festivities, which in* Imbnl th**
iisimil array of table# covered witb whit*
cloths an*l the fhrlstma# traaa for tne
prii.* es. one for each.
An a)>peai ha* isvn taken In tha case
of the Herltn •*.k*r. Hternberg, recently
convicted of an offense against morality,
to the HtgHvma <Vnrt of the empire.
ITALIANS MAKE TROUBLE.
% I lirlstMin** Im ••** Turn*! Inf** a
Grnrral Affraf. %%!•• Om**
Killed M Mil %l MM 9 W DiMiilnl,
N* vx York, Ih- 24 An llalliui (laiic# il
MammoiM'k. N. Y.. which wh# #t#rt#**l
last nlgtii. ns a ('hrisanwi# rel**brallor.
#nU#l this mnnilng In a murderous row.
nn> man tn-lng kilt* *1 outright. amth*r
so twill)- Mtatbed that ha la Mpfolsd to
and s*v*ral other# ho*|
wourwla. Th* s*‘**fxa of th# was
the "Foot-amk-.i-Ilulf Houa#."
Krorn wlial ran ha Imrussi lha row was
*>tarlr<l by Antoni IHjtl. V*4o Narsgiaao
#.i wuitslng iirinir*! tlu* da lira hall with
a yvMirtg woman who had r*fu# *1 to danra
mill I tril I lit- tri*HT |t'| tn*et| IH*HI M IKMH
Ihr hall ridiculing thrlr ilati* Ing and
making htniMdf gnirruJly dl#a
gr#rttldr to fhrm. Nttragbino
rrpllr<! (o hi* fount# and Dorl rhatlrfigisl
him to <• dual. Thr d/tin • was st*Hl* *l
am:* d;*f ly. Na rag la no .m*i Dorl atuia
-| o it Hid** foHowod hy nil th# ravrMcTw
ai#l flu- mull* Inns irft th< ir inatrumania
on ttiM fl*or. Nsiraglaiio dr*w a revolver.
Port a atllaito. The letter itmd** , plunge
mi Nar.igiano anl drove* his stllrtto Into
the man'# brmst. Namglano tirr#! twi r
Onr tthtrt trr opsn Dori's arm. and the
other struck Antonio Gulsrppl, one of the
must -lain*, In th** e>>, the txillrt penetrat*
trig the or tin This lrnm.wllHf*l v |re*lp|-
tat#**! a gnieral fight. When 4ha Italians
had fought th‘m#*’lven tlrnt, Gmaepid nnl
Narnglono ix* re h** I pies* on the grourKl.
!'*.*??!**!••* 4 ‘hlpid ai-.l nulsannl 4 'isrlp*
w*r* Id* * fling from many rut*.
Gulwrppi, the tnustrian, died to-night,
an*l Nnraglano I# mill on* oniMoua.
After the tight there was a general
flight of Mali.in# from Ihe town, and as
but little Information ran be nigaliml no
urri'in hnve been made.
TUB l*L %NT %% ILL (' (IK.
D |*>*l(l*tt Taken In Rehnlf of Hn.
I'lniit In Ness llnven.
New fl.iven, Conn., Dee 34.—fn the rn
bate <’ourt to-day <te|M#ttiinn were taken
In the aqtlon of Mrs. II R. Plant agalnrt
ex-Jurlge Lynde ll rrl#on In the celebrat
ed Plant will case Judge Harrison I*
one of the executors of the will of Mr.
Plant, who left about sl7.ooiso An ef
fort I# t>elng made In behalf of Mrs.
Plant to have the will probated in this
state. Instead of In New York. In order to
Increase the amount coming (o Mr*.
*• 4 Ml
'i simli: VF.asRLa ashore.
*firßt„n Ipsmrn fle<*ncl by 121,
Washington. Dec. Jf.—Supt. Kimball of
the life-saving service to-night receive.!
the following dispatch from Keeper
Hitching* of the Bmlth'a Island (Va.> life
"Tug f>cen King, the barge Rondoul
and barge Astoria ran ashore on Myrtle
beach, eight miles northeast of Bmlth'a
||:iii>t station Crew* numbering aevn
tecn Kgve.l In the llfelnat hy the Bmlth'a
Island und Cohb'a Island life-saving
SHOCK Hl* TOO Gil BAT.
Miss Itohrhaeh Was Sear Dealt When
Auditor Morris Wes Shot.
HotlMayahurg. Pa., Dec. 24, Mls* Juan
ita Rohrbacb, an employe of the nudltor'a
office of the War Department, has been
brought to her home in this city In an
a.-ute atngc of nervous rollopse that I*
likely to prove fatal. Alts, Itohrb.ich was
near the lsk of Auditor Frank H Mor
ris when McDonald entered ami shot him
The anoek of the tragedy wjb too much
for the young woman e nerves.
A t it mist mas mini.
(lew. Fnrnsa Gels Ip * Holiday Me
volt In Aenesaeln.
Curacao. Dutch Guiana. Dac. H, via
Hay tier C*b!a—Caiaatino Parsaa. former
ly th* aacrttary ganaral of Pres Ment Cas
tro of Veneauela. ha* revolted against th*
Veneauelan governmant. naar leiema. In
th* Ouarteo district. A force of 2,300 Vest
exitelan troop* under Gan. Aristide* Fan
deo, has bean sent against Paraxa.
DAILY. A YEAR.
5 (TNTS A fOpy
WFKKLT 2 TIMKH A-WKEK.It K TBAR
CLOSED HOLY DOOR
IIOMF/4 IMPOSING #pi:i t\i i.k at
HIS HOLINESS OFFICIATES.
AN IMMENNH THRONG N\ ITNKftfIRO
THE € ERFMiINY.
The Pope, 4sl|ed In Ills fardlnnls
anl Ihe II Ig It Oltlrera of Ihe
• hareh and la (lie Preseaee sf a
Great •.afh r* lia. Goes Thrmisll
Ihe leremony of Walllna; I P the
Holy Door of #1 I'eter‘s I alhedral.
Rome. Dec 24.-The l*pe to-*lay per
form **l the * eremony of closing the holy
door of H;. Peter s (‘ithe.lral, with lha
gorgeous form* usual to great function*
of this kind. It wa* . m/ignlflcent spec
tacle. There was u !*<•€ gathering of
Hie prince* of thn hur* ti, who isirilcl
puied In the ceremony, which Mas wit
nessed hy enormous crowds.
The closing of the holy door took plttra
with lha utmost i**mp of the Catholic
Church. Ill* Holiness descended to Bt.
Peter's fatiiedrsl at II a. in. and tha
ceremonies lasted until 1 p. m. Tha
I'ope then returned to his aptmrtmenu
apparently not fatigued. ll# intoned tha
Te f*um In a r*onant vol**e, and
throughout gixe evidence of being In ex
cellent h* *Mh uinl spirits. He iimhl the
artistic goMen trowel. *ubjirrlt>cd for by
the fat holies of the world. In maturing
the three gild*-*! brhks which h* pDcad,
as a first layer, on the thrcslmid of Hi.
Peter's door. The whole porMlilca! court
partic!|iut**d In the ceremonies.
The sjM'ClacJc In,*l*l* the vast hasldca
wsa sii|H*rb. I*he |ilints of the cemral
naive were drap*-d with gold emaotdered
s ari* t cloth, and tie porch under which
the function took place was transf<>rnied
int fiiagniticentiy dei'orated hall. On
the left of th- holy door wn* erected tha
I*anlfl al throne, covered with re*l amt
g* *1 On the right hand of the door stood
tribunes for royal pereonagea. pr hires,
Knights of Malta, prelate#, repiesentativea
of tiie Homan nobility sml other distin
guished |>ersona. litehle the church every
Inch of *•( e was omnipied by the thnotig,
which gathereat esrlv In the m*riiing
A strong detachment ** troops, station
ed In the square in front of the cathe
dral. controlled the in*omlrig crowds, who
literally faced to secure the best posi
The Pope left his Hf¥irtnents at 11:4*5
a m . borne in the sa**red chair and pre
ceded by the clorgy w|lh lighted candle#,
bisiiops. mi•* hbishop* and cardinals, and
ei*t>r**d by the |smtlflclsl nobis guard
(m hi# arrival at the portal of Hi. Peter*a
he a.lghtr*! ami entered lha chtircll
through the holy door. A# lie augured
on tin* threshold the solemn and silvery
tones of the trumpet echoed through the
e*iiflce. The chapter of the Vatican mat
him #o*l present'd to him holy water
*■*.* ... m,., iii.ini ui,,i in-
l;on. AppUihwi lin fnrhKhlrtk, n rnim
loin* w.i, ob*t<rvnl tilrh Mffhl*
nl Uin muiklmir ami Imitttmulv,nma of
Horne now on thn mdt, gestatoria t>
the high altar. In- striqeKl to the groun.l
nd kn. It le.fore the mod pre-’toue rel.
tea of thn Catholic Church, which were
displayed on the altar. Then the pro. es.
slon reformed msl proceeded to thn
chnpel of the r.itnent, wlwre Ihe pontiff
again knelt for ~une time, while the choir
of the Histlnn .‘hope, chanteif I’salma.
The pope wjb then liorae to the holy
door and wuMed until the entire procession
had iKtssed out through the door, he leav
ing the church last, and walking to tho
throne, where lie sent.*! himself A man
lier of snerad songs were sung by thn
IMfstl choir, after which lus> rose and
lilcnscO nil the mnlerlsl cnplnycd In clos-
Imr llu- (tewtr 'l'ti. n IX,.
ih** thrn#. kn lt l#foro (h 4om# and
lal<l with ilw Kulfl*n ‘trowel a layer of
cement, on whlrh he pisewd lhr*‘* xllt
in-1.-ka !x*ir|r*t c.sninemorstive Imu-rlp
tlons. ft. stles the hrk'ks ho placed a
casket <ontHlmiig gold, silver and hronso
me.lah anil hr.trlng Ihe head of lo*> and
ins. rlptlon* recording tin. opening and
closing of *h* holy door
The Pop... having reaecended lha throne.
Cardinal lllshof. Arrsrtno Van NiMalll.
great penltenthiry. nnd four other cardll
nals. performed , slmCar .* remuny of
laying cement and three hrlek*. after
whleh the mao;is employed by Um Vati
can ckjard the loorw:iy with , eativns
acri'en. pained to r<i>resejtt marble, with
, < rone In ihe canter.
The r.indles borne hr the clergy were ex -
tlngulahnl, tie* Te Ib um we sung, amt
the pontiff, having given solemn henedte
-1 low was inune.Hnt.-|y c n rrie*l hack to hi,
It I, estimated Hint eighty thounand fa r.
wins were spectator, of thn ceremony.
A RIOT aTpIDCOCK.
Mesaase Received at iJlnian sys a
White Man and a A race Have
Qultmnn. Go.. Dec. 24.-A telegrnpti
mesenge has ju,t tern received by Mar
shal W'ade from Pldcock, n mililown In
Ihe weetern part of thla, jlrooka '-outxy,
announcing that a rim of some naignliiaj*
was In progress, and that Iwo men. one
white man and on* negro, had beer, killed.
The telegram calied for th. marshal an l
policemen of Quitman ar.d th*- sheriff erf
SherlfT t'onoly la In Thomaavllla.
Effort, to get the particular, have
tolled ao tot,
I'M. ock I, Ihe Southern termtnu* ot the
Georgia Northern Railway, and a torge
mill Is situated there.
AAOTHFH Hill K IDA APED.
Thla One Returned Home All niaht.
Kalamaxoo, Mich., Dae. M-Hobart
Cl,yhcrg. n )7-yc,r*i!d boy. whose father,
John 11. Clayberg, I* ■ prominent citizen
of Helena. Mont., was kidnaped tn thla
vtty 1,-at night by two men. Th* bqy
was blindfolded and compelled to walk
to Malta won. a distance of eleven mite*.
It became ao stormy that the kidnapers
Released young Clayberg at Mattawan.
after relieving him of the small sum of
money he had In bla pockets. Tha hoy
telegraphed hero for help and was brought
home during the night The sheriff and a
fore* of deputies have been working ca
tha case since Clayharg's return.
Big Colliery Strike at Sarandon.
Shamoktn, Pa., Dec. i*.— The Enterprta*
colliery operated by W. L. Connell A Cos.,
of Scranton. Pa., wa, tied up complate.y
to-day by seven hundred employee going