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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1903.
ASSEMBLY LEFT TO GRANT
GENERAL RIGHT TO VOTE
Cabinet Shirks Responsi-
in New Law
RUSS CITIES FAVORED
Fighting at Moscow Still Going
On Morgues and Hospi
St. Petersburg. Dec. 26. The new
electoral law was gazetted today and
was accompanied by a statement ex
plaining that, in view of the fact even
Mime of the western countries do not
lossess universal suffrage, the cabinet
coul'i nut assume the responsibility of
decreeing it. The ultimate decision
must be made by the national assem
bly itself. The extension of suffrage
proclaimed today applies especially to
cities, where it Is made almost univer
sal. t'lKbt ier Matloa.
Mun(.(iw, Ier. 25. (Delayed. The
insurgents attacked both the Kasan
and Nlcholai railroad stations today
and a lively fusllade ensued between
the mobs and troops occupying the de
pots. Three hundred revolutionary mi
litiamen arrived here by special train
from Perovo this morning and 2.00O
strikers, includ'tig several hundred
local militiamen, joined -the new ar
rivals outside Kasan station.
The combined force seized an ad
joining provision store, whence they
opened fire on the troops isted in the
trail nail Mouxlrd K er hrrr.
St. Petersburg. Dec. 2C The mortu
aries of Moscow are filled with dead,
and the hospitals are unable to And
room for the wounded. Many private
houses are filled with injured persons.
The militia organized by Jov. Gen.
Doubussoff as commenced Its Catles
under the direction of the police.
Many houses and other buildings from
which the revolutionists threw bombs
were demolished by artillery.
Tk.axada of 'uualtlr.
Iondon, Dec. 26. 5 a. m. The corre
spondent of the Daily Telegraph at
St. Petersburg in a dispatch dated at
C:43 p. m.. iKc. 25, says: "At an early
hour this morning the casualties at
Moscow were estimated at 5.000 killed
and 14.000 wounded, with the fighting
still proceeding- The inhabitants of
Moscow have been forbidden to leave
their dwellings after 7 o'clock In the
evening. It is impossible to move about
the city in consequence of the frequen
cy of stray bullets. Many inmicent per
sons have tw-en accidentally killed. A
scarcity of provisions is threatened."
MrtMMirra Itrf M"t.
The same corresiiondent. telegraph
ing at 10: p. m.. says: "Your Mo-1
cow correspondent's tel grams have
not been accepted because all private
messages were refused this afternoon.
It is learned, however, that cannon fir
ing is now proceeding in various parts
of the city, where tonight, very near
the railroad stations, the barricades
erected by the revolutionaries are be
ing desperately defended. The Kursk
terminus at Moscow is being pillaged."
Ilarah tra la Vara.
Warsaw. Russian Poland. IVc. 26.
The military governor has issued an
order prohibiting' the street sales of
newspapers, the singing of revolution
ary songs, the holding of meetings and
the organising of processions. Per
sons who violate the order are subject
to Imprisonment for three months each
and to a lino of $1.5o0.
The railroad men have resolved to
resume work unless their comrades in
St. Petersburg should Join the strike.
The strike of the post and telegraph
employe here is at an end. Th
strikers have accepted the condition
of the government. The telegraphers
have resumed work.
A STABBING AT MUSCATINE
Jack Smith, Negro. Severely Cuts Fred
Bowman, a Liveryman.
Muscatine. Ioa. Dec. 26. Fred
Pom man, a liveryman, was stabbed an I
seriously wouuded by Jack Smith, a ne
gro. in a fight yesterday. Smith wa
captured after an exciting chase.
Shoctmg at Peoria.
Peoria. Dec. 26. In a desperate bat
tie between a dozen miner last night
in a Christmas celebration at Norris
t ultou county, t rank Bartonick was
shot and instantly killed by Mike Ma
ko. Another minr was badly Injured
Prominent Chicagoan Dead.
Chicago. IVc. 26. lxuis C. Huck.
fa'her of Mrs. Marshall Held. Jr.. and
one of Chicago's most widely known
citizens, died last evening at 6 o'ekick
In a sanitarium at Winnecka.
ESCAPES WITH BIG
Creditors Looking for New York Res
staurant Man Who Holds
New York, Dec. 26. With between
$15m) and $20.ooo in election bets
placed in his hands as stakeholder.
Max Eisner, a restaurant keeper at 261
Grand street, and an influential politi
cian of Florrie Sullivan's district, has
disappeared. Every one in his district
believed Eisner to have a fortune. It
is said, however, that he disposed of
the wagered money early in November
and that he had only a few dollars
when he went away.
EVA BOOTH LOSES
A PRECIOUS RELIC
Wedding Ring of Parents, With Other
Articles, Stolen in Hand
New York. Dec. 26. Coinniauder
Eva Booth of the Salvation Army had
her chatelaine bag cut from her wrist
during a crush at a subway station yes
terday. While there was considerable
memoranda and papers of value to her.
and several dollars in the bag, her 'great
est loss was a wedding ling which
her father gave to Iter mother many
ytars ago. and which at her mother's
death was handed down to her sister,
Mrs. Booth Tucker. wb was killed
about two years ago in a railroad
STRIKE IN MOROCCO
STEP TO CIVILIZATION
Walkout of Workmen at Tangier for
Arrearages of Pay Marks New
Stage in Progress.
Tangier. Dec. 2t;. Never until yes
terday have, the Moorish native work
men gone on strike. Having received
nu pay for over a fortnight, the men'
employed at the custom-houses and
the pier censed work today. The first
result of the strike was that two
French steamships, which called here
yesterday, were compelled to continue
their voyage to Marseilles without dis
charging their cargoes. Evidently go
ing on strike is the most recent devel
opment of civilization in Morocco.
COREY RUPTURE STILL HOLDS
Steel Magnate Fails to Join Family at
Pittsburg. Dec. 26 William Ellis
Corey, president of the United States
Steel corporation, did not come to
Braddock yesterday to spend Christ
mas at the home of his father. A. A.
Corey, where his estranged wife and
his son Allan are stopping. It is now
believed that the rupture is complete
and that a reconciliation will be im
possible. It is believed that Mabehe dilman s
reference to Andrew Carnegie as a
domestic peacemaker" means that
Carnegie demanded of Corey to give
up Miss Gillnian or lose his position.
MILES OUT OF THE MILITIA
Will Be Relieved from Massachusetts
Duty at Own Request.
Washington. Dec. 26. Secretary
Taft -has granted the application of
Lieut. Gen. Nelson A. Miles, retired.
for relief from further duty with the
orgunized militia of Massachusetts, and
the necessary orders to that effect will
be Issued tomorrow. Sine? Jan. 10
Jen. Miles has served as military advis
er anl inspector general on the staff of
Gov. Douglas of Massachusetts.
TAFT AS PRESIDENTIAL POSSIBILITY
MOVE DESIGNED TO BREAK
IN PARTY AFFAIRS.
Washington. Ieo. 26. Walter Well
ilia u. iu today , letter to the Record
Hera.d. sas: "Taft is next on our
list. We're going after him as soon
a congress reconvenes next month."
So said a prominent republican senator
a day or two ago. He added that it
was the intention of leaders in the sen
ate, not only to continue their criti
cism of Panama management, but to
take up the administration of Secre
tary Taft in the Philippines and sub
jtct it to rigid scrutiny.
I'mlaVatial aaae Opea.
The meaning of this and of the whole
course of the senate toward President
Roosevelt and his associates in the ex
jecutive branch of the government L
tfcat the presidential game of 10S has
Millionaire New Yorker Object of
Blackmailing Letters by
demand sum of $2,400'President Rewards S. H.
Declare Residence Will Be Dynamited
and Members of Family As
sassinated. Syracuse, N. T., Dec. 26. Charles
M. Crouse one of the wealthiest men
in Syracuse and a multi-miUtonaire,
has received two strange letters from
some person who pretends to be a
member of the Black Hand, threaten
ing to blow up Crouse's house if he did
not place $2. loo in cash in a clear box
on the curb In front of his residence
to be called for in the night. The let
ters were turned over to the police.
The second letter said dynamite
would be used on Crouse's house and
that an attempt would be made on the
lives of his family if he did not pro
duce the moneys
CASH FOR DEVLIN CREDITORS
Dividend of $800,000, Being 55 Per
Topeka. Kans.. Iec. 26. Receiver
Bradley of the defunct First National
bank announces that a dividend of 53
per cent will be declared to the deposi
tors with 15 days. This will put near
ly $soo.niMt into the channels of busi
ness here. It is made possible by the
life insurance policies turned over to
the receiver by the Devlin estate. To
pay out in full the receiver will have
to raise over $700,000 more. It is be
lieved he will secure about half that
amount. The chief depositor is the
state of Kansas, the amount of state
funds in the bank at its failure being
DOWN IN KAINTUCK
Turkey Shoot and Horse Trade Fur
nish Excuses for Revolver
London, Ky., Dec. 26. In a dispute
over a turkey shooting match, at Bis
Fork. Leslie county, iast uigiit, Jehu
Duff and Jake Wilson shot and Killed
Joseph Wilson, a prominent citizen,
and Alexander Little shot and kiiled
Deputy Sheriff Roberts. Duff and Wil
son were arrested, but Little escaped.
At Goose Creek, iu a difficulty over the
ownership of a broncho, William Van
over shot James Creech dead.
BROOMSTICK HOLDS CONVICTS
Wife of Missouri Sheriff Prevents At
tempted Jail Delivery.
Macon. Mo.. Dec. 26. But for the
heroism of Mrs. N. Graves, wife of the
sheriff, assisted by a broomstick, there
would have been a jail delivery yes
terday afternoon. John Flake, a "yegg
man." sentenced to three year, took
advantage of the liberty allowed be
cause of Christmas and pried open the
main door of the jail, only a chain be
ing left to hold it. He squeezed
through the opening. The other pris
oners attempted to follow, when Mrs.
Graves seized an old broomstick and
beat them back. Flake got away.
Child Bites Dynamite Cap.
New Castle, Pa.. Dec. 26. Minnie,
the 2-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Gentile, of Hil'.sville, Pa., died
here as the result of having bit a dyn
amite torpedo last night. The explo
sion caused concussion of the brain.
The child found the torpedo in the
limestone quarries near her home.
California Jurist Dead.
Oakland. Cal.. Dec. 26. Justice
Walter Vandyke, of the supreme court
of California, died yesterday after a
short illness, aged 82.
already ojiened. There are candidates
for the mxt republican nomination iu
the senate plenty of them; and they
already are maneuvering to bowl out
ill aspirants for the nomination
RooseveH himself is no longer feared.
The flurry of a few months ago in
which tlu-re was much talk that the
president might be nominated by both
Itarties two years from next summer
has disappeared. Since then Mr.
Roosevelt bas kst instead of gaining
strength. He is still by long odds th
most popular man in the country, bu;
there is no danger of his running for
Itoaad ! Hrrak Heixa.
Leading republican senators are de
ermined that Mr. Roosevelt shall not
jxtend his reign over the party
hrough another administration by
ne.ans of the nomination and elr-eiiou
f one of his caesst-n cabinet ministers
xnd personal friends.
IS GIVEN A
Alexander for Defend
LABORER MADE CLERK
Drove Four Burglars Who At
tempted to Rob Safe
Washington. Dec. 26. As a reward
for defending the iiosfoffice at Emma.
N. C, four years ago against four bur
glars. President Roosevelt has waived
the civil service regulations, upon rec
ommendation of Postmaster General
Cortelyou. and S. H. Alexander'
Christmas gift was promotion from la
borer to a clerkship ltthe department.
Not only has Alexander been promoted,
but to accentuate the honor, an official
statement was issued today which
gives a full account of the attemnSl
deed. The attempted robbery tfcali
place on the night of Feb. 6, 1901. The
official account says:
Mrjil on lr-inl-.
"After the store in which the post-
office at the time was located, was
closed for the night. Alexander, who
had been sleeping in a room adjoining,
heard a knock on the door and inquir
ed what was wanted. He was toul
someone living near wanted his mail,
and he unb&rred the door. Two mask
ed men entered, covered l.im with a re
volver and commanded him to give up
his own revolver and open the lire-
While one of the burglars, Frank
Johnson, who had laid his revolver on
a desk near the safe, was stooping in
the act of looting the sat and during
a moment when the other burglar, Ben
Foster, had his head turn d. Alexander
seized the idje revolver and shot the
latter near the heart. H" attempted Jo
shoot Johnson also, but tu'.v-l to do so
as Mi" revolver sr.ae; ?t.
hwt In ttidon n.
"A desperate struggle loilowed. Fos
ter, although seriously wounded, pur
sued Alexander and shot him in the
abdomen, the bullet coming out at the
back. Alexander, seeing Foster about
to shoot at him, swung Johnson around
so the bullet struck Johnson's; left
shoulder from the rear, passed through
the neck and lodged in the right jaw,
from which it was extracted. Alex
ander's face and hands w?re badly cut
and bruised before he overpowered the
Alexander managed, however, to put
them both out of the building, called
out a signal of distress, and fainted.
The postmaster, hearing the signal,
came to Alexander's rt lit f."
His bravery is the more accentuated
when it is known Alexander is a man
of small stature, probably not more
than 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weighs
less than 12.") pounds. Ii would seem
he must have been possessed of almost
superhuman strength to best the two
Two Waillas; Hitla.
"Two accomplices, who were wait
ing on the outside, carried away the
wounded burglars to a house in which
they were arrested the same night.
The two burglars above mentioned, to
gether with the two accomplices, after
trial were given the extreme penalty
of the law, which for the offense com
mitted in the state of North Carolina,
is death. Afterwards th - sentence was
commuted iu the cae of two of the
burglars to' life imprisonment. The
other two were hanged on hen.
FIGHTS WITH NEGRO IN TOWER
Illinois Central Flagman Opens Fire on
Crowd and Is Killed.
Paducah, Ky.. Dec. 26. In a battle
between a policeman an 1 John Tlce. a
one-It gged negro flagman for the I 111
nois Central, who had barricaded him
self in the tower. Patrolman James
("ark was 'shot twite m the hip and
Tice was riddled by Mores of people
with rifles and pistols from the aur
rounding streets and i"fs. Thy negro
banie enraged at someone w iio threw
bricks at his tower and began firing m
people on the slreet ie!ow. When thi
police attempted to arnst him he fired
on them un'il he was Miled.
CALL MONEY GOES
UP TO 35 PER CENT
New York. Ix-c. 26. Just before the
cloe of the stock market today call
money advanced to 35 per cent.
Naval Commander Expires.
Philadelphia. Pa.. Ih-c 26. Com
tnander William Hersciiell Allen. IT. S
N., died today at t'ae naval home. He
was a native of Illinois and entered
I the naval service Sept. 1, 172.
judge tuley dies
Nestor of Chicago Bench Passes
at Sanitarium at
VETERAN OF MEXICAN WAR
Had Distinguished Career as Lawyer,
Being Partner of Joseph E.
Chicago. Dec. 26. Judge Murray F.
Tuley. "nestor of the Cook county
bench." died at the Pennoyer sanitari
um in Kenosha at 2:30 o'clock yester
day afternoon from general exhaustion
brought on by overwork and the weight
of almost four-score years.
Itenn f the llraeh.
Judge Tuley is accepted and esteem
ed as the dean of the Chicago bench.
There is no more honored name on the
records of Illinois jurisprudence. He
comes from a Kentucky family whicn
was known to legal history, and he has
well perpetuated its early renown. Ho
was born in 1S27 in liuisville. Ky. Ilia
father died in 1S32. from which time
he attended the public schools, and at
the age of Bl became clerk in a store,
spending all his leisure time in study.
When he was 1; his mother, one of
the well known Buckner kindred, mar
ried Richard J. Hamilton, a distin
guished lawyer of the early days in
Chicago, and in his office young Tuley
began the study of law.
In Mrtif-nn Mar.
At the close of the Mexican war, iu
which he served with the 5th Illinois
infantry. Mr. Tuley practiced law in
Santa Fe. serving as attorney general
of the territory of New Mexico and
member of the legislature until 1S"4,
when he came back to Chicago and be
came the partner of Joseph E. Gary.
Later on ho was made corporation
counsel and in 1S:17 he became tho
head of the firm of Tuley. Stiles &
Lewis. In 1X71 he was elected judge
of the circuit court, and he was estima
ted as one of the ablest occupants of
the chancery bench in the west.
FIRE CHASES 150
GUESTS FROM HOTEL
Breaks. Out at Uniontown, Pa., Early
in Morning Cold Causes Suf
fering. Uniontown. Pa.. Dec. 2C. Fire early
today practically ruined the interior
and contents of the Exchange hotel,
one of the leading hostelries of the city.
The fire started in the dining room
about 3 o'clock. One hundred and fifty
guests were forced to flee to the streets
in their night clothes. There was
much suffering on account iTl the sever
ity of the weather. It is not believed
siny lives were lost. The estimated loss
WALTER SCOTT STILL ALIVE
Death Valley Man Reported Killed;
Shot, But Not Fatally.
Los Angeles. Cal.. Dec 26. A letter
from Walter Scott, the cowboy miner.
who was reported murdered in Death
Valley some days ago. was received.
by a friend in this city yesterday, stat
ing Scott had been shot but not sen
LAFAYETTE'S CAR IS BURNED
Railway Coach Used by Him on His
American Tour is Destroyed.
Youughtown, Ohio. Dec. 26. The
private car in which l-aiayeue roue
when he visited this country iu 121
was destroyed 'by tire here yestrday.
fhe blaze occasioned a loss of $ 10,000.
Victim of Highwayman Dies.
Colorado Springs. Colo, lec. 2;.
Frank L. Scott, vice president of the
Davie Real L'.-ta'e company, is dead
from wounds inflicted by holdup men
MOVE TO RAISE FOR
A WEDDING PRESENT OF $800,000 CASH
KING LEOPOLD IS MARRIED
Belgian Papers Say Ruler Has Taken a
Brussels. Dec. 26. The Reveil de
Bruges says tlie report that King Leo
ixjld has married morganatically can
be no longer doubted. The ceremony
is said to have been performed a year
ago in the private chapel of the chat
eau at laeken in the presence of two
of the king's aid by the court chaplain,
acting with the autnority of the arch
bishop of Mechlin.
The bride was a widow of th name
of Yaughan. nee Lecroix. She is the
daughter of a caretaker at Louvrain
and a niece oi M. Iamgendolck. a so
cialist member of the chamber of depu
ties. The king has c reated her a bar
ones and she now lives at his estate
t at Cap Verat, near Nice, where she re-
lcently bore a sou
ARE WARM ON
OF FLEEING PRESIDENT
OREGON TOWN IS
ALMOST WIPED OUT
Building at Sumpter Nearly All
stroyed by Fire Starting in
Baker City. Ore.. Dec. 26. A tele
phone message from Sumpter. Ore
states fire last night destroyed a large
part of the town of Tipton. :il miles
south of Sumpter. The fire started i;v
a hotel and rapidly spread to adjoin
ing buildings. A blizzard, accompanied
by a heavy snowfall was raging. Near
ly all the people of Tipton are home
less. There is little or no insurance.
no fire department and little water.
The loss is not known.
BASKET BALL TEAM
STRUCK BY A TRAIN
One Killed Outright, Two Fatally In
jured, and Others Hurt in New
Freehold. N. J.. Dec. 26. John Ben
in man. a nsemner o! tne .won oasseL-
ball team, was killed, two others fa
tally injured and four more had their
skulls fractured today when a Pennsyl-
vania railroad train struck a coach in
which the team was driving home af
ter a game here.
HARVEY HURD, CHICAGO
LAWYER. HAS PARALYSIS
Though 77 Years of Age, Physicians
State He May Temporarily
Chicago, Ike. 2t'.. Harvey II. Hurd.
member of the Chicago bar and for
many years one of the most prominent
citizens of the state, was stricken with
paralysis at his residence in Kvanston
Sunday evening. Hopes that the stroke
will not prove serious were entertain
ed last night by the family aud friends,
notwithstanding the fact that Mr. Hurd
is 77 years old. It was reported by the
atu tiding physician. Dr. Frank Dakin,
that the affliction is known as transient
paralysis, and that Mr. Hurd had goon
chances for recovery after a week's
STOP WORK ON WALSH ROAD
Three Hundred Laborers Thrown Out
of Work by Suspension.
Indianapolis, hid., Dec. 26. In com
pliance with orders from headquarters
at Chicago, construction work ou the
Indianapolis division of the Southern
Indiana railroad, one of John II.
Walsh's enterprises, lias been sus
pended, and more than Moo men are
without employment. Simultaneously,
extra men were rushed to the Chicago
division, where the construction of the
line from Terre Haute to Chicago
Heights, it is reported, will be rushed
Skull Harder Than Bullets.
New York, Dec. 26. After tiring
three shots at his head, a man who reg
istered at a Huwery house as Hegger
Lesser was taken to a hospital suffer
ing with three, superficial scalp wounds.
The man's skull is so thick that though
the three bullets struck squarely they
were deflected and did little harm.
Discovers a Two-Tailed Cornet.
lioston. Dec. 26. A message has
been received at Harvard observatory
from Prof. Percival Ixiwell, saying that
he has found a second comet, with two
tails, on the photograph made on Nov.
29 at 9 hours 54 minutes time. 7 hours
west of Greenwich, tight ascension
:;:S 5. declination minus S.7.
OREGON RESIDENTS PROPOSE TO
LIMIT SUBSCRIPTIONS TO
10 CENTS EACH.
Baker City. Ore.. IM-c. 2t. A niovu
to raise, by jiopular nbscription a wed
ding present for Miss Alice Roosevelt,
who is to be married to Congressman
Longworth. has been started by citl
zens of the eastern part of Oregon. It
is the plan of tho originators to have
subscription lists in each Hutu in the
union, the money secured to be trans
milted to fhe various state treasurers
who will, in turn, forward it lo the sec
re'ary of the treasury at Washington
- ( lone Feb. S.
The subscriptions will close Feb. X
so as to enable the present, about
$noo,mm, to be given to Miss Roose
velt on the day of the wedding, fndi
vtdual subscriptions will b: limited to
Troops Go Gunning for
Morales, of San
IS STILL IN HIDING
Clash Between Rebel and Gov
ernment Soldiers Occurs
San Domingo. Dec. 2." (Delayed.)
Following word today that the pres
ident of the republic. Carlos F. Mor
ales, had left the capital for an un
known destination, troops were sent in
pursuit of the chief magistrate. What
took place after that cannot be defi
nitely determined, but it is known a
tight took place abtnit 10 miles from
here and it is sitposed that lien. 11m
entel. the rebel commander, was at
tacked by government troops.
The whereabouts of the fugitive
president is not known. It is generally
supposed he endeavored to gain the
coast and embark on liourd a ship with
the object of reaching Puerto Plata,
on the north coast of San Domingo,
and there Join tJov. Press, who has
been dismissed by the government
from the post of governor of Puerto
Plata, but who refused to surrender
Washington. Dec. 26. Advices re
ceived by a cable company from San
Domingo indicate a serious condition
of affairs exists there. The captain of
the port of Puerto Plata has been shot
and killed during an insurrectionary
movement, and the governor of tha
province has delied the general gov
ernment ami barricaded the towu. Th
state department has determined this
is an internal difficulty and will not in
tervene at this stage.
SENTENCE IS LIGHT
Iowa Man Who Caused Creditors to
Lose $100,000 Fined
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Dec. 26. K. K.
Suyder, former banker at Olin, whose
failure cost the depositors $100,000,
was sentenced at Ananiosa today to
pay a tine of $loo and costs. Suyder
pleaded guilty to fraudulent banking,
but the creditors signed a plea for
MYSTERIOUS WOMAN SOUGHT
Officers Believe She Forced Marshall
Doctor, to Suicide.
Marshall. Mich.. Dec. 26. Dr. N. B.
Sherman, who was found dying in his
homo Friday night, is believed to have
poisoned himself. According to thy
theory generally accepted, the mysteri
ous woman who was at. the hoube at
the time had u hold on the doctor
which caused him lo take his life. It
is known that the womau. who disap
peared shortly after his death, was at
the Sherman residence for at least an
hour. The woman has not been found,
but the officers declare they have a
sure clew and expect to arrest her
SIUZO AOKI EMBASSADOR
Prominent Jap Statesman Will Be Rep
Washington. Dec. 26. Secretary
Rixjt today was informed viscount
Siuzo Aoki has been appointed Japan
ese ambassador to this country. He
is a member of the privy council aud
is of the highest diplomatic rank.
Wounded While Hunting.
Waterloo, III.. Dec. 2. Henry P.
(loeddell. aged Z. mhi of Aid. (oeddcll.
.vlule huntiug leaned his gun against
a wire fence ami then started to climb
over. The gun slipped and discharged
in his face, tearing off almost the entire
chin and otherwise mutilating him. Thy
accident may cost his life.
Block Burns at Little Rock.
Little Rock. Ark., Dec. 26. Fire ear
ly today destroyed an entire block with
the except km of two small-buildings.
The heaviest loser is Fred Roescb,
carriage re'pository. The Ions is $100,
Christmas at White House.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 26. Presi
dent Roosevelt and family spent the
happiest of their five Christ mases iu
the White House, the entire house bv
lug given over to the younger members
'of the family.