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OUTER WEST FORTS FALL. YOGI'S RIGHT ADVANCES. fustians Surprised Miles Still To Be Won. Tfltlo. Dec — The following report was re etrtfl from the bedegere at Port Arthur this jaorolng: A body of our rifrbt wing 3urprifed the enemy •t Hou-Sa-ny-Tan-Tun and i?iao-Fan-Tun, the f-tter point about six and a half miles north irect of Port Arthur, at 10 o'clock on Saturday nj^'hT snd occupied the villages, and, subse iuentlv dislodging the enemy, occupied the whole of Taliu-Chia-Tun (abouv five miles north west of P nrl Arthur) at 2 .">."» o'clock this morn- Our repeated attacks during the last few days tnre unlformlv successful, and now all the en rmy's advanced poplTions fronting our right wing £-re in our hands. TaJru-Chia-Tun. or Tuliu-Kia-Tun, Is placed on trjt of the maps of Port Arthur directly In front of the m*in fortifications of ItFP-Shan. TOKIO A VAST CAMP. Oyama to Have Half a Million Men — Defence of Formosa. Tokio. Dec. Tokio Is again a great military ram?, and the scenes of last spring, when the : first armies were mobolized and dispatched, at© being duplicated. Thousands of recruits and | -jerres are assembled, drilling and equipping .-epaxatory to taking the field. The permanent gad temromry barrack? are filled, and It is ' ji «?<avy to bill it scldicra brought to the city. ' «f*ma Field is th« centre of activity, where jsflintry. cavalry and artillery are constantly Shin*. The batteries fire blank charges for fljf purpose of breaking ir. the new horses. The general military preparations are enor «t>u« It its planned to give Field Marshal Oyama a rough total of half a million men, with a h»avi!y Increased artillery arm, besides pro viding a defence for Formosa and the southern Inlands in anticipation of the Russian second Pacific squadron's attempt to seize p. base. The port of Kelungr. in Formosa, has been declared in & state of siege, and other positions in Formosa val the Pescadores are being garrisoned. "Winter is not interfering with the Japanese transport service. The railway between Dalny and Tentai ie working well, and the running time between Tokio and Liao-Yang is six days. 'ADVANCE POSTS' ACTION. Russian* Driven in, but Rally and Retake Position. [ Ft Petersburg. Dec. General Kuropatkin reports skirmishing on December 24 nearTapin- Ua. The Russian advance posts were driven in by th« Japanese, but afterward advanced, and <wi«!>d thftir former position. The Russian fames wer* trifling, while those of the Japanese »•*■* Uea,vy. : Moukden. Dec 25. — A Japanese battery opened i 'fire yesterday en Chan-Lin-Pu. and two men -.» re wounded by shells. A Japanese column t/ivanced, but was soon driven back by the Rus sian fire. but -was foou driven back by the Rus fun fire. Th* general situation is quiet, though Chinese ! report that th« Japanese are strengthening their i left flank, us if preparing for a turning move it ; m«»nt. General Kuropatkin, addressing the troops to day, said: • . You must never allow yourselves to retreat. Even In the case of the Emallest detachment, having once formed a plan, it must be carried ont to the end. Harbin, Dec 25. Chinese from the south say that th.* Japanese have brought 50,000 Chinese Into Southern Manchuria, but have great diffi culty in feeding them. They also say that the Japanp;^ hav<« prepared a thousand four-wheeled carte with iron shields In front and on the sides, which are to be pushed by soldiers and which ire to carry rapid fire and machine guns ■ Some frozen Japanese have been founl In abandoned trenches. There is the greatest activity In Harbin, whei-e th*> Russians are building enlarged bathj, churches and a hos pital. BALTIC SHIPYARDS BUSY. Admiral Birileff Hope3 to Have Third Squadron Ready Soon. It Petersburg. Dec. 25.— Admiral Birileff is quoted nn saying that aH the shipyards In the Baltir are working day and night, and that the Iron will go out in two sections. The ! pledgee himself to have the first eec hk-h will include the Senlavln, the Aprax:n. the Vshatyoft. the Nicholas 11, and the •flf. ready by February, and the second, <ng of the Slava. the Alexander II and t»e Fa-nyat Azova a little later. RUSSIAN DESTROYER AT ALGIERS. Algiers. Deo. 2g. — The Russian, destroyer Prouzitelny has arrived here. RIOTING IN POLAND. Russian Regimental Commander Is Killed by Workmen. n&zom. r.usfian Poland. Dec. 25.— After the aidnight mass at the Roman Catholic Cathe dral, a crow:! of workmen paraded the streets, '""Tying red flag*. The military authorities 'a trying to disperse them were received with •sots, and a serious encounter followed, in •faich th* comma of the 2Gih Regiment *•• lulled and a gendarme was wounded. One « the rioters was killed. COUNCIL THANKS PRINCE GALITZIN. Xotco-sr's Mayor Maintains Firm Attitude Regarding Reforms, -'ic^coW, Dec Members c; the council as sembled the City Hal! here to-day for the Purpose i)t thanking Prince 'Jaiitzin, Mayor of Mos'ow-J for his attitude !:i favor of reforms. rince GalStzin, who was warmly received, said <r -*t he had only done his duly as a Russian tftiztn, »M that be was persuaded h*> was Hading on firm giourid in supporting the re j orir! » RUggestcd by Ihe council, whose action *ou)d .•?:••' • the approval of the Russian people. ttt,. 0 ?? 01 ' 1 ' 3 '*' 1 **>' u>"3»rißu >"3»riR thr. members of the V r ""' Bt *nd io»ether. saying that by unity '- c-'->c -'-> ■ •■■! ■■■:■■ u, r,-u:o r<-forrn. Tv-nu™,*. probab, J O ;^. SD^ h n^h^ wla(U . NEW- YORK. MONDAY. DECEMBER 26. 1904.- J TW T ELVE P AGES.-*, Ti£%£Eh£&, SEVEN DEAD IN WRECK. SOUTHERN TRAINS CRASH. Officials Say Operator's Mistake Caused Collision, Louisville, Dec 25.— The passenger train, whioh left St. Louis at 9 o'clock la*t night on the Southern Railway ran head-on. Into the passen ger train leaving Louisville about the same hour near Mauds Station, IIL, to-day. One passenger and six employes were killed, and two passengers and eight employes were slightly in jured. The dead are: BOWKS, . engineer. Princeton. Ind. HOGAN. H. D.. mall clerk. Georgetown. IniL HOSKIX. Henry, employe. Tenneson. Ind. HUDSON. John, employe. ML XT. c-har!ps. flr»man. Princeton. Xnd. SCHMIDT. Charles. Central!*. II!. UNDERWOOD, — . section foreman, Princeton. Ind. St. Louis-Louisville and St. Louia-Knoxville sleepers were drawn by both trains, but none of the passer-get"? in these, four cars were in jured. Both engines were badly damaged and four coaches destroyed. The collision occurred between Mount Carmel, 111., ant. Princeton, Ind.. and, according to the Southern Railway officials, was caused by tho failure of the operator at Browns. 111., to de liver to the eastbound train en order naming a meeting point for the trains. FIRES SUFFOCATE FOUR. Three Smell Blazes in Philadelphia — Eight Rescued. Philadelphia. Dec. 2~>.— Four men were suffo cated and eight persons were rescued from fire in three different parts of the city early to-day. At a boarding house- at No. 1,545 Wood-st. Charles McCuSjter, aged forty-four years; Jameg Merry, forty-eight year?, and Joseph McGiU. twenty-four years, died in a trap made by themselves. Aiainst the wishes and the knowl edge of their boarding house keeper the three men took n. quantity of whiskey to their room. They placed on of two beds in tho apartment against the doo- to prevent interference by the boarding house keeper. After the mei had retired a lighted candle fell from the juuitle on the greasy working clothes of one of the boarders. Th« clothing ignited, and tie room was soon filled with a thick smoke. McGill was awakened by the. smoke, hut waj unable to move the bed from the deinr. The boarding house keeper discov ered the smoke and when the room was broken into MeCluskei and Merry were found dead. McGil! died sooi after b«lng removed to the hos pital. At No. 1,136 Fntrmount-ave.. Edward Nnth tine, aged abouttwenty-flve. years, and believed to be a resident of New-Jersey, wa-p also suf focated. It is btitevsi ho set the bed clothes on fire with a lirhtM cigar, and in trying to leave the room crawled Into a closet by mis take. The occupants t/l a house at No. 4.226 Ger mantown-ave. were more fortunate. The prop erty loss by the fir> st this pla-c* wa«< greater than at the other two houses, but. Mrs. David Dean and the oth'rr members of her family were cither rescued by flr»men or Euveri them selves] by Jumping from Madam. They suf fered much from exposure a* a driving snow storm was prevailing at th? time. HAYTIANS GO TO PRISON. Heavy Sentence?, In posed in Fraud ulent Bond Case. Port-au-Prince, Haytl, D«c 25.— accord ance with the verdict o' the jury in the. trial of the fraudulent bond case, the court acquits Hebard Roy; former Minister of Finance., and two high official*; condemns Vilbrun GulUaume, former Minister of Wa-. to penal servitude for life; th» high officials :>f the National Bank of Hayti are sentenced o four years' imprison ment, and two sons of former Prudent Sam. M. Gedeon, a former Minister, and 'Saint Vic tor, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, to three, years' imprisonment each. Judgment against those persons: who are in contempt will b» pro nounced later. The. tria! grew out of an act of the Haytian Con gress of ISO2 nmhoriziig the consolidation of the national debt in a bon.l ssue of about $6,000,000. and an additional $213,282, o bo paid the bank for financing the deal. Before the transaction was completed the government of President Nord cam* into power. The bank «fn>lals were imprisoned a y^ar ago on charges of "inspiring with th* Secre tary of thr Treasury in fraudulently issuing from $200,000 to SB.V-.000 in bones, and of alleged bribery. The trial began on November 28. and of the thirty-three persons accused, amonc whom were «-x-Pr»sident Sam, thirteen were present, the others having fled. BRYAN MEETS LEADERS. Announcement of Scheme for Re capture of Party EiVpccted. fur TEi.EotiArK ro the TKiprvß.l I.inooln. Neb., I,)ec. 25.— William Jennings Bryan ard two dozen Democratic politicians of State renown held a secret meeting in the office of Judge Tibbettf. at this place, last night, the meeting Mng railed, according to announce ment, for forming an organization of Democrats presuintMv for the purpose of reorganizing tho Democratic party. Those attending have always worked under the Hi van banner, and Bryan presided at last night's m^dt ng. Although nothing wan given out from tht meeting, it is said that a new scheme was formulated ■which will soon be sprung on the public and which will have as its object the recapture of the party by Bryan MANY ARRESTED AT COCKING MAIN. Twenty-two Men Taken with Drawn Re volvers in New-Hampshire Town. Plaistow, N*. H., Dae. 26.— 0n« of the. most suc cessful raids ever made, in Southern New-Hamp shire was accompllshfd In the "Westvilli; district of th*> town to-day, when officers interrupted a eoefctag rain and arrested twenty-two of a party of twenty-three men. One man escaped, and a warrant has been issued for hin arrest. Five birds, one of them dead, were taken. Six officers, with revolvers drawn, surrounded ■ty and marched their prisoners to the Town Tta!!, where they wen- arraigned and later locked up pending a hearing 10-morrow. IRON IN LIFE BUOY AT VICTORIA. Stir Among Shipping Men Over Apparent Scandal on Pacific Coast. Victoria, li C. Dec. £»• "A sensation has been en used ntnong shippmg men here by the discovery by ikr.v:i of ai'ieci- of iron concealed In the fork of : , life buoy token from n local steamer for repair*. Th* Iron »a» s'fininclv placed there to make 'he buoy's weight equal to the iaw - » require i.-.rr.ic ■ ■ THE HOPE OF RUSSIA: A DIVISION OF THE BALTIC FLEET AT PORT SAID WATCHED BY EGYPTIAN PATROL BOATS. KAVARTW. BISSOI \-ELTKT. One division of the Baltic fle^t arrived nt Vert Said nt dawn on November 24. remaining until dawn next • day. It consisted of twenty-one vessels all told, two battleships, three cruisers, seven destroyers, five colliers and four transports, the wholo under the command of Rear Admiral Volkersam. In th° battleship Pissoi Veliky. —(The Graphic. SHARE IN EVANS ESTATE MRS. HENDERSON HAD IT. Assigned Before Death, 'Tis Said — Heir's Hunt, for Bonds. Hohokus, X. .1., Dec. -Creditors of Mrs. Juliette C. Henderson who were shouting yesterday that her death had revealed .-mother Chadwfck case were somewhat calmer to-day, and til* real facts were learned to be that, while Mrs. Henderson bad a number of outstanding bills, she had had at one time considerable prop erty, and was speaking the truth when she snld s'.ie was a beneficiary of the estate of Di Evans, th« American dentist who made a fortune In Paris. Sh° had assigned her interest in this estate sonio time »ig". it is said, and had been living on .'.n Income, whicb reused at her d»nth. Mrs. Henderson was 8 sister of Charles Enos, of this place. He had little to do with her, however, as he and Wr husband were not ov»r friendly. Mr. Enoa says that at on* time hi? sister had an income ranging from SlO.OOO ■■ 115,06(1 a ;,ear. Vhf stj* i'i nJiish -iUe lived here was only in keeptng with such an in come. Mr. Enos thinks tint his hi" believed some of th" bills now presented had been paid. Charles En^s. jr.. the solo belt under »he will, will make a farther search of the bouse for the strong box in which It is supposed th^re in a lot of Texas and Pacific Railroad bonds, but which has not been discovered. Russell Henderson, tho husband of Mrs. Juliet C Henderson, was a nephew of Thomas Hen derson and John Henderson; who founded the. firm of Henderson Ilroth^rs and were th" Ameri can agents of the Anchor Line. They aro now dead. Russell Henderson was never a member of the arm, but some people used to think so. His father was a member of the firm of D. & W. Henderson, shipbuilders. In Glasgow. SYRACUSE GIRL MISSING. Colorado Police Thinks She Mail Be Murder Victim. Colorado Springs, | . '■ \n entirety new clew, and one considered Important by Chief of Police Reynolds, i,as developed In the murder mystery on Mount Cutler. The clew romes from Syracuse, M. v.. where ii Is learned thai a girl named Kemter is misßlnr. The girl came to Colorado Springs some time ri^" and In Oc tober a check for $200 was senl to her, which she acknowledged as receiving. Since thnt time nothing ha.« beer heard from Ivr, .ml her fam ily believe that she is the victim of the Mount Cutler murder. Investigation b\ Chief Reyn olds b'-ingf out the fact thnt the dentistry of th<^ mi;*--h i; tfisa Kemter tallies exactly with that of the dead girl, as do also, tlie hair and height. A special received from Syracuse to-night Is to the effect that the family has directed ■> sis ter of Miss Kemter. who t? now ii California, to proceed to Colorado Springs at once and at tempt to locate h«»r sister or Identify the body. Syracuse, Doc. 25. — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kcint«"r, of this city, fenr that the girl who was murdered near Colorado Springs wns their daughter, Mrs. Bessie Ho\!ton from whom they hnv" not heard since Octobers. Th«» motive for murder, they think, whs robbery, us th« girl wore ;i watch worth Ji f ») and several valuable diamond rings. She has trnv ei!»ri for a drug firm In th« Went, bnt the parents did not know the name. The Syracuse girl was married at the age <jf nine teen, but has not lived with her husband In two or three years. Six- is twenty-three years old. FATAL FALL AT SHERRY'S. Elevator Man Leaves Moving Car and Tries to Get on Again. David Horgan, thirty-two years old. employed at Sherry's as an elevator man, fell from the fifth floor to th.} basement In the elevator shaft yesterday morning and was instantly kill.-d. Horgan was asked to take a package up to tho fifth floor 'in a slow freight elevator, on the Forty-fourth-st. side of the hoteL When he reached the fifth floor he opened the door, and, without stopping the elevator, jumped off with the Intention of delivering the package and get ting back before the elevator passed the Boor. The elevator was moving at a very slow pace, but Horgan delayed too long. When he at tempted to get on the car after it had gone up several feet paM the floor he slipped and fell through the opening between the floor and the car and down the shaft to his death. POSTMASTER LOST IN THE WOODS. [BY TCI.'-'.RAPH TO THE THIHt.NEI Syracuse, r><>.\ 25.— Edmund Pendleton, postmaster of Star Luk-, has been missing since Tuesday, when he l»>f t the house without hat or coat. He was seen that nißht nt the Windfall Hotel, twelve miles from his home. It '« though! that he wan dered into th" wools » mJ Perished. Many woods ucn are looliinj; for him. BOMBS SCARE FAMILIES. Explosives of Italian Make Wreck Glass in Store Front. Two explosions, one following the other quick ly, in the vestibule Of th" Ptore of Moses Israel, at No. 1,882 Thlrd-ave., early last night, de stroyed a plate glass window on each side of the vestibule, the glass In the doors and the transom light over the entrance. The Israel family and Julius Rnrroid and his three daugh ters fled from their apartments on the second and third floors. Persons ran to th« spot, from ail directions, and when several policemen and detective-* arrived they had much difficulty In calming the residents of the neighborhood. many Insisting that two bombs had been thrown in an attempt to wreck the building. The police quieted the fears of the Israel and Baxreld families, and then set about trying to find out what caused the explosions and who the guilty persons were. From scraps of torn paper picked up in the vestibule the detectives thought bombs used by Italians In fireworks Nad been set off mccidentany. The pieces of wjp^r founi were pan« of Italian Yio^spnper*! Israel said he had many Italian customer*, but he had not been threatened and he could think of nobody who might seek violent re venge, He paid he- had had trouble a few days ago with an Italian woman who wanted to ex change for other article* two hats, but the hats showed signs of having been worn and he refused to receive them. Ha said she mut tered fis she left the store, but he did not think she bad threatened him. FIGHTS THREE THUGS. Builder Held Up and Robbed Near Railroad Cut. Attacked by three desperate negro thugs. An drew R. Walnwrlght, a well known builder, of Blxth-ave. and Slxty-fourth-st.. Brooklyn. had .-■ desperate light for bis life on the edge of the deep railroad cut at Slxth-ave. and Sixty-fifth st. early yesterday morning. As a result of his exciting experience, Mr. Walnwright spent Christmas Day In the Norwegian Hospital, badly bruised and with a deep < ut on his bead, "Wainwright was on his way home when he was suddenly attacked by the men, who sprang from behind a fence. It was nearly - o'clock in the morning" and nobody was near who could have responded to his cries for help. Th" build er, realizing that he was in for a fight unless he tamely acceded to the demand] for a large sum of money he had in his pocket, struck one of his assailants In the face Then he knocked down another, but In another minute th» thre» negroes were all attacking him. As they rolled over and over In the snow Wain Wright's solo thought was thai the thugs wanted to roll him down the embankment onto the tracks of the Sea Beach Railroad, forty feet below. One of the negroes finally drew a knife and cut the builder in the forehead. This stunned him. and the negroes went through his pockets, taking some jewelry and ?">O in cash. Walnwright finally revived and made his way slowly to the Port Hamilton police station, a mile away. There an ambulance was called to take the Injured man 10 the hospital, and do tectives were senl out to look for his assailants. Detective Waring and Patrolmen Dowling and Card later arrested two negroes, whor» "VV'aln wright at the hospital said resembled two «>i ms assailants. The prisoners, who described them selves as George Uobba, of No. 1,802 Prospect Race, and Thomas Smith, of Btxty-flftb-st., near Slxth-ave., will be arraigned In court to-day. ITALIANS HEM IN POLICE. Revolvers Are Draxcn Against Riot ous Crowd in Harlem. shots were fired Inst night L»y some body In a group of young Italians In East One hundred-and-ninth-M.. between Second axid Third aves.. and Dfeteetives Tpton and. O'Grady charged the crowd and arrested Pasquale Na ],(.ll. twenty years old. In ills possession, the detectives say. a loaded revolver was four.d. When the detectives were leading their pris oner away they wtfre followed by a squad of sevehiy-fivs men and boys. The crowd closed about the detectives, who drew their revolver*. The weapons did not scare the crowd, which was becoming riotous. The detectives, being hemmed to. blew their whistles and called two patrolmen to their as sistance. Then they arrested John (iallini. sev enteen years old. Napoll was charged with re sisting arrest and carrying a concealed weapon, and Galllni WSJ accused Of interfering with an officer. QUICKEST LINE TO CLEVELAND. I^«-e New York 5:32 p m . arrive Cleveland 7:16 next morning. Cincinnati 1-30 r m., Indianapolis 3:00 p. m.. St Louis 915 p. m by .\>w York Central. Fine Service. No excess r*re.-Advt. VICTIM OF HIGH LIVING. DODGE'S HEALTH GONE. Kaffenburgh, with Him When He Tried to Escape, Won't Talk. The holiday yesterday brought a lull In the Dodge-Morse affair, which will not continue to day, however, as District Attorney Jerome arid some of his assistants expect to be at their offices most of the day preparing a case for the grand jury. Abundant materiel for such a case exists in the confession which Charles F. Dodge made, late on Friday night, and he will be asked to repeat his story to the grand Jury. Following the action by this body, proceeding? by the Bat Association against certain lawyers active in the case ar« predicted, although District At torney Jerome denied yesterday that he had asked the Bnr Association to r-ik» up this c^se. node spent a quiet day at th* Grand Cen tral Hotel, receiving no visitors Sa 1 th n Dis trict Attorney, who was closeted with him for more »ban an hour, f>.»l^-' ■>• in poor health, and 'Js now under a physician's ciire. receiving medical trentment for acute stomach trouble. According to those who were In close touch with his movements during th« time he was "In retirement" in Te.xa*. Dodge bad unpar alibied facilities for indulging in riotous living, for which his previous llf? had given him i taste, and this fr^dom. to which h*r wns urged by associates there, led to a wrtotw condition, bordering on srenrral nervous breakdown. DODi'.E STII.L UNDER GUARD. Around Dodge yesterday were the guards on whom the District Attorney and his counsel. James W. Osborne. are relying to prevent unduly attentive visitors from annoying the man who has l>e*n divorced, remarriel by legal process mid divorced again, with much legal procedure In which he was represented by lawyers whom h ft now disown?. Detective Sergeant Jesse, of Mr. Jerome's staff, was with htm for several hours, while Detective Bergeaal Hammond wns with him all day. Dodge spent the entire day In his rooms, much of It reading and sleeping. District Attorney Jerome was tiling ••> dis cuss the case. He denied a statement attributed to him th;-.t since the bringing back of Dodge he had asked the Bar Association lo tak^ up .i case aca.inst certain lawyers who have appeared prominently In the legal tangle, ii was Teamed that the District Attorney's office had considered this phase before Dodge came here, and if such action was tnken it was before Drx!:;e's con fession. James W, Osboine, counsel for r>o,iij.» declared that be would hHve not the si lection to Dodge's testifying before the « ;r:»*h<] Jury, nnd he heii-n^i Dodge would make an excellent witness. "I understand that Mr. JeTOtne will caU the Grand Jury on Wednesday in connection with this case." said Mr. Osborne. "If he d--es and wishes my client to appear as - i am free to say tli.it I shall not have the slightest objection, and I believe that Dodge will tiii a straight s:tor>, \\ith mighrv pertinent facts. Fre\ lo.is to this case he whs known ;is a truth ful man, of good reputation, and I think jrtmt develops will put him in that lij:>it agall -•■.>uit:e. I'm Interested in no preaecvjtlons, except any which might be begnn rnr**mi Dodge. l"in acting only as his lawyer, and my only duty is to free him Of the charge of perjury whi.h was brought against him. I think I've about done my work, too. Any reports that I ever for Charles W. Morse are ridiculous. I never saw him." / Abraham H. Kaffenburgh, of Howe & Hum mel, the lawyer who was with Dodge for m \' eeks in Texas, nnd Wai with the latter in a tug when the prisoner was attempting to run away to Mexico anil was captured, would not talk about the case yesterday. H- refused to answer specific questions about points supposed io have been made by Dodg»> In iiH conf< He would not u 11 win- fin Mis firm to act f>>r Dodge. No action was contemplated hv himseli" or his firm against Dodge, so far as he knew. Abraham 11. HummeL head of the firm could not be aaejL Mr. Osborne believed that the Kar Association would take up some details of the Dodge- Mors* legal entanglement, but he felt that thV not be done until Mr. Jerome's investigate ■ completed. District Attorney Jerome visited Dod,; last night. He left the hotel after staying an hour and a uuarter. He would say nothing about the case. A member oi the grievance committee of the Bar Association said that tho Bar Association had taken no action regarding lawyers men tioned in connection with tho Dodge-Mom tanglement. Tho association was prepsu receive a communication from the District Ar torney, .or meet and eettsuli him. If he should so d.-sin\ but he (the conunitteeman) understood that the Distri.-t Attorii--^ it^sire to • ■ in thf n;:ttter. AN ADEQUATE PASSENGER SERVICE. IS trains to Buffalo. 14 to Xi aS nra Falll U to Cleveland. S to (.incinnatt. « t o ■».-. j , MII v u m Detroit and 13 to Chicugo via SV« York i'c-Ttr-il ar.d Wen Shore Rallroads.-Advt? L >- ntra i PRICE THREE CENTS. CHRISTMAS SNOW-WHITE. TRAFFIC IS IMPEDED. About Five Inches of Snozc at Night and More to Come. No green Christmas portended" fat churchyards for the coming year. Shortly after noon there began the nearest approach to a blizzard that the city has seen this winter. The storm came at first as a little flurry of snow. It gradually be came more severe until at 1 p. m.. twenty-five minutes after the snow began, the velocity of the wind was nineteen mlle^ art hour. .This in creased as the afternoon wore on. and by 8 o'clock the wind was howling through the down town street canyons with a. thirty-mlle-an-hour velocity, accentuated by occasional lulls that made the resumption of the higher velocity seem greater than it really was. At 10:30 p. m. the official snowfall was *«• tween four and five Inches, with apparently plenty more to come. This was drifted by the high wind into window?, often a foot or mor» in depth. The streetcar lines early prepared for trouble, and got out their great revolving broom snowploughs, which were kept ?olng while the snow continued. The weather report called for continued precipitation to-day. The fall of snow was considerably above tha snow removal contractor's minimum of two inches, but the work o? beginning Its removal was not begun last night. To-day will be gen erally observed as a holiday, since Christmas fell on Sunday. The snow contractor said, how ever, that he would have his men out this morn ing, and that the several thousand men ant* trucks would begin the battle of opening th* streets bright and early. He would get the main arteries clear of the snow, so that team« will have very little difficulty to-morrow, hf =iald, when the city once more resumes business iXter its two days of rest. Traffic was not Impeded last night on ths Manhattan surface lines to any extent. The ele vated road's protected and exposed third rail furnished a modified fireworks display, and up in The Bronx the Union Railway was subject t<» little more than its normal delay?. Oren Root, jr.. said last evening that the car« of the Manhattan surface lines were running on schedule time, and had not been interfered with by the storm. A fortunate circumstance was that the passenger traffic last night was v»ry light. Forecaster Emery said lat» last night lhat the snowstorm would probably last through th» night. He said there had been snow and rain as far West as Michigan, and ih» temperature wa? below freezing through this State. At Al bany yesterday morning the temperature was at zero, and it was below zero In sections of the New-England States. It was also bafeii freezing in th«> Middle West, and 12 degrees be low zero at Montana. Although the schedules on all th» lines w=>r* disarranged, and some of the trips were dis continued, th*» storm did not seriously inter fere with th- trolley and elevated traffic in Brooklyn up to a lute hour but night. The Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company got Us sweep ers an! Highs out early, and they said tha lines would all be ol#tt by to-day. At the Grand Central Station last evening It was STid th.it rrnny trains had been delayed by the storm. The train fr"m Buffalo du» at 5 \Z> o'clock, m as two b^urs and twenty minutes laS«\ and other trains were from an hour and, t°n minutes to an hc.ir and a half late. Officers -cf the Street, Cleaning Department said last night that the work of clearing th*» streets of snow would begin this morntriEr. Three thousand men will be put to work in tha principal streets. The storm caused zreir delay to trolley and st~am roads on bong IsMnd. Trains from far oat on Ix-r.s: tstnrid Wfr? • spoct^d to be hours behind titn* to-d.-»y. Th.- latmjr Island Railroad Company sent out nin* big wptonaeji Into teat night in an effort, to get it? tracks clear. The trolley compantes also sent OUI plough*. SLEIGH SHAFT PTJNCTUHES LUNG. Man Blinded by Storm Is Struck by &oa away Horse May Not lire. Christopher Lawrence, of Xo. 361 ?omh F"r>urth st.. Brooklyn, wu knock"*! down and seriously In jured by . runaway Morse attached to a sl^iarh at Ptvision-ave. arid Hooper-st.. that boroua:- hit night. Ore of th.- shafts struck Itawftttce ir. itiei ch*st. fracturing several ribs, and causing tatemml injuries. The left Jung was punctured. As Law. ri^nce lav prti?tmte in the snow the horse trrtm pl»d on him. llr saM he had .its hat pulled down over his eyes to battle with the storm, and did no* bear or see the horse coming. STORM AUTO'S" ON RUNNERS. The unusual sight of automobiles on runnrrs was observed about Hempetead and the Merriclc ■Road yesterday. A portable steel runner, which somewhat resembles a half iron tire was fast ened m the outside of the front wheels of th* automobiles, which were firmly fastened to th"» axles to prevent then) from sliding. The re«r wheels were not touched with the exemption of a covering of very thin sheet iron, to prevent the Ice from puncturing the Urea Steel prongs extended from the thin loiertug;. whi-h enabled the whee's to obtain a purchase on the prow and Ice. However, when t»om» of the enthusiastic sleighing automobl!ist3 had pwncturwl tiros on the sharp points of ica h«»?i*)rtth the snow, the sport was found too »\ pensive. EIGHTEEN BELOW IN WASHINGTON CO. Fort Edward. N. Y.. Dec. Zx— Followlnc several days of warn weather, which meite<i the sno/l and] gave Washington County a grren Christmas, a cov.l « »V«, nccompimifd by a hish wind, struvk her^ to-Uay and carried the temveraturc down to 13 de trre^s below zero. FIGHT FIRE AT 20 BELOW ZERO. ' »;jruirv r. Mo.. Der. 25.— While the thermometer registered 20 degrees below zero to-day the Fire IV* partm^n' was called to a .Ire UmM gutted th« tw» tower floors of the Opera Hmm block, dt-stroyln^ the clrygooils stork S. S. Smith & Co. The total 103S i.. fJO.^t. The bio. k is owned by Mrs. Benjaaln Johnson. AWOX|: TO FTXD NEGEC. Girl's Father. Coming to Her Rescue. Seri ously Wounded. [8T TUI.KOBAPH TO 'H.: TRIBUNE. | Baltimore. Dec. 3.— Annie Kon«lski. s>>xt»eT\ years old. who.»»» father. Staneslous Kanelsk!. sixty- yea/s o!d. l.i u tenant on the Kntsht farm. Brooks Hill, near this city, swoke about 2 o'clock tliU morning and was »tartl#d to see' a, negro po'ntiny a pistol at her head. He told her that if ?h«> Rttrri he- v.-ouM shoot, hut the xirl •cream«d and awakened her father In anetWr room. The ne^ro ran do^ii th-> «ta!r^ ai-.a hii hi the patitry. Ko:ie!skl fnlljwcd. but us h? entered ;h» i}in:n room th" rtryni ftreoi at him. The old trt:in MU seriously wounded, .mil the nrcro escaped. Th«» Sir", lu h*r r.lcrh! rolv. run t^rovtrh a >lp?t -,~f\ sni">w ntorm to .1 :.<M3hbnr"s ind gav» :he -»la»Tn. Tfte wounded fiiher wa> removed to a. ho^p'f»lj H.- says he kacus the negro, who was *mn~i :.-