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n arr-T, UtOUr SUNDAY. - &..... 40% s aft.". n..,..i r.. L. IL 18831PPII, P~Is a . S N ewraj, J unique. No old Wash s. rTk Ia.. Yein..nka. s. - inn is ea otit chmp onm: ftvm 2~fb The venta Stat is erd to sucribe nS. tiE new og etty by earren. en their ow aecou at 10 ca.C 3ato2cet a monh sm at_ the u.I. ortanaZ;Weo~t"' Vmai--Weents jetmwah aturay ** . af '"t contract the hapr. s tA-r ye mte. he 1Y he" - No. 15,534. WASHTINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY E 9 1902-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS. 3ate..r 4W,.2d I h.. em ...aluM.. HANG ZERO WEATHER 1 Northern and New England I States Very Cold. POOR ARE SUFFERING ZNSUNTICIENT COAL AT NEALY 3 ALL POINTB. Situation Said to 3e Extremely Bad in I New York - Moderating in West. NEIW YORK, December 9.-The coldest -weather here of the winter thus far pre- b railed today. The weather bureau reported I that the thermometer had fallen to 8 above I sero this morning. The first fatality re- S ported as a result of the extremely col oc- ] curred on Staten Island, the body of John ' V. Stallenwerf, a blacksmith, being found g In the roadway. He had apparently been g frozen to death. At Peekskill. Tarrytown, Ossing and other b towns along the Hudson river the mercury C tell nearly to the zero point. There was o much suffering, especially among the poor, p because of the scarcity and high price of coal. Navigation on the Hudson river is t suspended above this point. Perhaps never in the history of the retail I oal trade in this city have dealers had to 1 faes such a situation as confronted theni today. In every office there were numbers I of anxious buyers, and at the same time eager inquiries for coal were constantly coming by telephone. To all but a few thE dealers were forced to turn a deaf ear. "We can't promise you more than one ton, and we may not be able to deliver that for a day or two." was the stereotyped reply to all demands for fuel. Situation Extremely Bad. The situation was admitted to be ex tremely bad, and, according to one dealer, a there appears to be no way of relieving i,. A tour of the east side made today re- F vealed the fact that there in much suffering ] among the poor. The operators have ceased I to send coal to be sold by the pail, and the C tenement dwellers find it difficult to get fuel. L The Salvation Army authorities also re port widespread distress occasioned by the coal famine. They have purchased large t quantities of porous bricks, which are sat- 0 urated with petroleum and distributed to the houses of the poor, where they are used A in ordinary cook stoves with marked suc .esa. h SARATOGA, N. Y., December 9.-The mercury recorded 80 degrees below zero here during the night. Other towns In this section reported from 28 to 32 degrees below sero. The cold wave will cause much suf- 5 fering, as there is still a scarcity of coal !n 1 many places. , SCHENECTADY, N. Y.. December 9.- c Bitter cold weather prevails here today. t The thermometer registered 22 degrees b low zero at 6 a.m. It is next to impossible to procure coal from local dealers, and many cases of extreme suffering have been reported. . Cold Night in Boston. DOSTON. Mass., December 9.-"The cold est night in December since 1881," was the statement of the weather bureau officials r In this city today with reference to the temperature last night. The thermometer at the weather station went to 7 below t *ero during the night and at 8 a.m. was r 4 degrees below. eports from places in the vicinity of Bostou indicated tempera tare ranging between 20 below and 8 be- I low during the early morning hours. a WEW HAVEN, Conn., December 9.-The E mrcury at 8 o'clock this morning regis- 0 tered 5 degrees below zero, the lowest point a reached bere since February . 110. In t Torrington and other places In the north western part of the state the mercury went to 14 below this morning. PORTLAND, Me., December 9.-The ther mometer at sunrise today ranged from 10 to 15 degrees below zero In the city. Cold er weather prevailed In the eastern part t of the state. The cold wave struck Maine Just after dark last night. In twelve hours thetemperature fell about 40 degrees. At Lewiston and Auburn the weather rec- b b ord was 2D below sero. Most of the schools in those places were closed for lack of fuel. 4 Lewiston and Auburn have less than 200 tons of anthracite and a small supply of a soft coal on sale. Modwating In the West. CHICAGO, December 9.-The cold wave has moderated generally throughout the western and central sections, with an average rise in temperature In different t points of about 8 degrees since midixight. 3 All Indications are for a continued modera- v tion except In the extreme northwest, t where another cold wave is developing'. Railroad trains into Chicago, excepting fromn the east, are for the most part on time. CLEVELAND, Ohio, December 0.-Trains r arriving in this city from the east today a were fronn one to three hours late owing to 1 the heavy snow and sharp drop In the t temperature. There was another heavy 2 fall .of snow during the night, and in many t places It Is badly drifted. The government I thermometer registered 13 above zero at 7 o'cloek this morning. . . t TNE EDUCATIONAr TEST. I Witnesses Heard by the Committee on a Tmmigration. Former Congressman S. J. Barrow. of Mau-achusetts was heard by the committee on Immigration today. He said many desir- f able immigrants would be kept out of the I country by the educational test in the pond- ( Lng bilL. He said that professedly one pur- 8 pose of the bill Is to discriminate against t the Latl race, and he urged that If that was to Vsthe policy it would strike among E others the French, who always bad been our I friends. Gen. W. W. Dudley and B. L. P'ayson fol lowed Mr. Barrow., the foramer spa i en behalf of the Chicago and Milwaukee d Ranreed. O ay and the latter for the 4 Boothrn .Both spoke against the edumttoaa test provided by the bill as cal- I easl tet d5Cresse the Ilabor supply, which. 4 they argued, is unissiraMe. c c Board af Aram Oneeu to Ceagier T eweetai of War kas osdacse ahbears er eessis e at AS Jent Vinase. Ta,, fee the essss o --u-mee te Ammanof 1 derms-e inm-- et,30U. The beard wil mnake r.- -=" ste ubet ditte dfB be -*h"S fee that psrpesag w15 gpmpmse a pmaamatom e sas and wilB t- - enn etnamammn f na.m * am. :UNERAL OF T, B, REED limple Bat Impressive Ser vice at Ohuch. LLL PORTL AND MOURNS EANY PLACES OF BUSENESS CLOSED ATT DAY. mains Placed in a Vault In Ever green Cemetery-To 3e Inter red in the Spring. PORTLAND, Me., December 9.-SImple ut impressive services, consisting of music, Icripture reading, prayer and a brief eu agy, were held over the remains of Former peaker Thomas Brackett Reed at the First 'arish Unitarian Church in this city today. 'he edifice was thronged with a distin aushed assemblage, which Included the overnors of Maine and Massachusetts, the ongresslonal delegation representing the ouse and senate, the Loyal Legion, several rand Army posts, members of the bar, city ficials and delegates from nearly every olitical organization in the state of Maine. In a room which opened into the audi DrIum of the church were the widow and aughter, attended by a number of personal riends and screened from the crowd in the 2ain edifice. The day was one of mourning throughout he city. Many places of business were losed during the afternoon. Public build igs also were closed during the day. Services at the Church. The services in the church were held at 2 'clock, but for some hours the body had een lying in state in the parish house, rhere it was viewed by throngs of people. 'he parish house finally was closed, shortly fter 1 o'clock, and the casket was removed ) the church. While the' assembly was being seated ermann Kotzschmar was at the organ. n the front pews were seated the pall earers--Joseph Symonds, John C. Small, eorge E. Bird, Attorney General George L Selders, Judge Clarence Vale of the rnited States district court, Robinson Wl ams, Wm. Bradley and Wm. R. Woods. The organ ceased, and after a brief pause. ie Rev. John Carroll Perkins, the pastor t the church, read appropriate selections om the Bible, following with prayer. ter a short strain from the organ Mr. erkins delivered the eulogy, and, closed is remarks with a benediction. Remains in Evergreen Cemetery. The casket was borne to the hearse, and, hile the bells of the city tolled sixty-three trokes, one for each year of Mr. Reed's fe, the funeral party entered carriages. 'he little procession passed to Evergreen emetery, where the body was placed in a )mb, to await burial In the spring. TO PROTECT THE ROOF. Steel Screen to Prevent the Glass Prom Being Broken. Workmen were engaged yesterday in put ng in place a steel screen over the glass of of the post office building, to protect ie roof from icicles. During the winter uge icicles form on the tower, and, when 2o sun shines warmly, fall on the glass )of. Several times the heavy panes of ass in the roof have been shattered by the Ill of a particularly heavy mass of Ice, nd it was found necessary to place some rotectlon over the roof. The post office ecials are beginning to think that they re paying dearly for the brilliant light wt filters through the big root. In the jmmer it Is necessary to paint the glass ) deflect the rays of the sun, and in the nter workmen again have to ascend to e roof to put in place the steel screen bich protects the glass from the ice. Al )gether workmen are on the roof about Ilf of the year and the expense Is some ing to make an economicatL man shud er. The clerks in the post office enjoy ieir advantages, however. They have tae wt lighted office building In the city, the lss roof making It possible to give every >om natural light as bright and homelike s though all rooms were exposed to the In. EIG BED APPLES. Result of Irrigation in New Xexico. Members of Congress ate big, red apples ts morning, the result of irrigation In New [exico. A box was received and opened in ie members' cloak room this morning from ie chamber of commerce of Roswell, N. [. Around each apple was a paper bearing a following inscription: "Here the desert lands blossom 9. time isult of irrigation from various stras ad 500 arteeian wells, flowing from 300 to 00 gallons per minute. Our fruit indas - is in its Infancy, yet we have shipped ) cars of apples from Rouwell communi ' tis year. Our aple Is a perfect one, ee from insects and thie defects so com on to other apple-producing section.. Our le growers have attained perfection, as spcmnwill attest. Nay you enjoy his fruit, and may it prmpt you tosek good word for the Pcsvalley o ew leico, and for stateood for the territory t this term olf Congress." Leaves of abasence have been grantet- as >lows: First Lient. Frank R. Lang, 9th santry, one month; First Lieut. J. E. aujot, 11th, Cavalry, extended to January I; Capt. Clarence Deems, Artillery Corps, wro months. Contract Burgeon D. W. Overtn at Fort chuyler, N. Y., has been ordered to his oue, New York city, for annulment of ontract.. LUeut. Col. L isV.CaaeAtlr orps, bas been relieved from duty in .the epatmaunt of the east and ordered to Part Lieut. Col. Win. 3. Livermore, Corps of izngiers, has h een erdered to reltsee S.W. V. san, COajp of Enginieers, fduties a eu=gimeeer5 en the stat tthe es-manmg usmeral, department af he east.ws Rst Adambal F. N. liamenis (tetsg) a. beeassenesd as s avm .ei ass 01 Ns----pad ATTHEWH HOUSE Not 8o Many canonr Ws Una Tody SENATOR MoDLE9EEI HIS PBOPOSTION FOR PFMgAN ENT EXPOITION AT S1HaGHAI. Mr. Bynum Has Withdrawn From Con test for Appraleership-The Cas of Postmaster Vick. At today's meeting of the cabinet depart mental affairs principally were discussed, although Secretary Hay brought to the at tention of the President and other members of the cabinet the latest phases of the Venezuelan situation, which, in the opinion of the best informed officials here, is likely to become even more acute in the near fu ture than at present. Secretary Wilson explained to the cabinet what his department was doing to stamp out the foot and mouth disease which Is prevalent particularly In Massachusetts aryi Rhode Island. Owing to the limited funds at the disposal of the Agricultural Department it was deemed wise that Secre tary Wilson should go before the -commit tees of Congress and ask for a special ap propriation, to be made available imme diately, with which to stamp out the dis ease. The Secretary said that he would re quest an emergency appropriation of half a million dollars. A considerable sum would be necessary, because agents of the depart ment would be obliged to kill animals In fected with the disease wherever found, and it was the policy qf the department to allow the owners of sudh animals 70 per cent of the value of animals killed on account of disease. Case of Postmaster Vick. The administration, it may be- stated on most competent authority, Is disposed to regard as officious and as premeditated the Interference of North Carolina democratic members of Congress In the came of Post master Vick at Wilson, N. C. The admin Istration has reached the conclusion, from facts before the officials, and from deduc- J tions,. that. the North Carolina democrats are trying to place the President in a posi tion that *111 either harm him with the negro vote of the coitatry or lessen the estimation of southern white people for I him. - The matter has been seriously considered. I and the opinion is strong that the North I Carolina democrats have mixed In a matter I In which courtesy only gives them the I right of Interference, and that they have I done so with a political object In view. Senator Simmons and North Carolina democratic members of the Senate and House have gone to Postmaster General Payne and informed him that they object to the nomination of S. H. Vick, colored, as postmaster at Wilson. They base their objection solely on the ground of Vick's color, and on no other ground in the world. It is pointed out that should the President refrain from giving Vick another term as postmaster it would be declared by the North Carolina democrats gid by demo crats throughout the country that the Pres ident had turned Vick down because he was 4, negro. On the other hand, should I Vick be Again given his position the Preai- I dent would be proclaimed am hostile to the sentiments of southern white men of both parties who desire to eliminate the negro. At the same time the assertion would be made that the President was oyposed to a decent republican party in the south. The democrats, especially those In North Carolina, where the negro question has been an Issue for a number of years, would profit by this kind of a fight by being able to keep the negro ghost alive in campaigns for a good while to come. The fact that the North Carolina demo crats have interfered at all is resented as much as anything else, because of the way they have done so. It is usually not the 4 custom of democrats, or of those from the south, to visit the departments or the White House and enter either objections or approvals of candidates for office, It Is declared. The place for such objections to be made is In the Senate when nominations are sent there, and It is rather an unheard-of pro ceeding, it is said, for a democratic delega tion to visit the Postmaster General and proclaim its opposition to a man for an office. It is learned that Postmaster Vick does. not deny that he opposed the republican ticket In North Carolina this year. He orenly admits to the Post Office De partment that he did so, and says his rea son was that the negro had been eliminat ed by Senator Pritchard and his followers, and there was no cause for the negro to give his suoort 'to men who had declared they did not want it and wanted the negro done away with politically. The cuestion of Vick promises to be one of the most important passed upon by tlie administration, and no one attempts to say< what the outcome is going to be. Net So Many Callers Today. President Roosevelt enjoyed something of a respite today from the run of visitors during the last ten days or two weeks. The cabinet met at 11 o'clock, and he was not engaged with visitors after that time, with few exceptions. Prior to the cabinet meet- t ing a comparatively few callers talked with I the President. Senator Platt of New York t was -n of these. He rmnaered witht the Pre.lma~t some tamo- going over what, he spoke of as per'sonal matters. enaor Plat said he knew nothing about Gov. Odelli coming to Wahingrton, and the Presidente j had Informed,. him that the governor of New York was not coming here today, a stated in newspapers. He supposed Gov.1 Odell had changed his mind,, if he had been as considering a visit to Washington. Joseph 'Murray, the assistant commissioner of lm- < migration of New York. was another New York caller to se. the President. Saator McCunber's Visit. Senator McCumber discussed with the President several ogces in his state, ad went over with the President the seao+'s prceat for the e.tabheat in nanghae or at seine other :good point in China of a permanente iranodtee tha Will mspIt t the.,.ople ofth s ei. the b-iam- , a - I destates ot this oountryL ayin bka wtil ntthe tsowee t ~sW sta i.pwn h ssa= bimselfwas AW the position by the demniertts mend. paveh & -ft to prevent his * ea t many can As outflok. A of the are ex-members has- ben madE y select Asistant *-tie vacancy. Mr. ler. in thes lSaw bf cu to on *ard w M l.diard -iake, a em hgt& paribmst; paid the Psesident a saue all this norning and were with him stdme tlae chatting over matters of IntetA. 0 spresent. Mr. Davitt said that gba4 been discuss ed of any Senator Dryden asked the President to p ector Harris >f the navy to th- pseltion aof paymaster general- and the 1%etieb* has promised to consider the requet Calvin Tibbs' 0l * Nemitted. President Rooser1t has remitted the Oines and alternativi Imtscpn of imprison ment Imposed upon taliin Tibbs in the Police Court of td iIstIct of Columbia. ribbs was sentance4t to py fines aggregat ig $60 or In defaalt- thereof to be im risoneid for 120 days in fe jail and work iouse for assault and'.I destroying pri vate Property. The case one of recent ooccurrence In the Pice rrt and the facts ire Dretty well known. e action of the President was tailen the urgent recommendation of toe tv judge. DEWEY HEAMD FROM EAS TAX1g Z O>KMANM Op yS BELS OFF CU~iEb19 ISLAND. Wires That Repor ot ITuness Among Men Working on ithe Canal Ar U2O0UMded. Admiral Dewey has-boyIsed the Secretary f the Navy that he has 4aken active com nand of the large raV~ idEet engaged in ,xtensive maneuvers 4alie Caribbean sea. L'he admiral and part athfq staff, including Rear Admiral Taylo chief of the bureau of navigation, left here on the President's racht Mayflower on tIng lgt Instant and xroceeded direct to Ciebra, the base of perations. In Hampleb Roads he was olned by the dispatch boat Dolphin, with ther members of his stdif, the 2d instant, uid the two vessels proceeded south in :ompany. They evidently weathered the yrevailing storms in #ood shape, as they Lrrived at Culebra #Odsp en schedule .ine, the Dolphin having m4e a short stop Lt Sani Juan route. The-apparent delay n reporting eir aWTival at ct due * the lack of t eleg6 hic Ulcation with San Juan, the cable station. rhere is no mail ser'lee een the' two >laces, and the ority gm Iqc.tion is by Lspatch boats, sent digy w ocdasion re Luires it. Just prior to Admiral Dew y's departure 'om Washington S'eezetary oody request td him to investigate-the press reports that he sailors of the Worth Atlantic squaswon were undergoing- severe hardships by ing equired to dig a canal on Culebra Ilandto .onnect with one of the harbors, under bad ianltary conditions, and that as a conoe juence many of the men were threatened with tropical fevers. Admiral Dewey acted with his usual promptness in this matter, Lnd the result of his lnvetgation is shown n a cable message received from him this norning, dated San Juan yesterday, in vhich he gives a flat -contradiction to the oress reports of insanitary conditions in the ollowing words: Reports of T11nass Xnfounded.. "Conditions conneoted with canal dug at ,ulebra absolutely danitary. No sickness whatever among thegiensjo employed." The officials of the lavgDepastment were rery much gratified o9er, this news, as they tad been subjected to some criticism for kaving, as it was allegedeaxposed the sail ors to danger of infeation without any ac ual necessity. It wa*on the basla of these :riticisms that Secrety Moody authorised he employment of *tiv. laborers in out ing the canal In case it it deemed neces ary, in order to progct the health of the allors. The report of Admiral Dewey that ko evil consequences bajl followed the work s therefore most reassaura Another encouragig piece of news re relved this morning was contained in a :able message from ean Dunlap, com nanding the naval stati at San Juan, to he effect that Mid pnta; Richard Wain right, who was , with typhoid ever on Culebra isa d removed to the kospital at San Juan, W?-ft a satisfactory .ondition, at the of the third week of the disease. Cum Wainwright is son of Captain lticbd Wainwright, 'ormerly superintendent of the Naval Acad my, and now in mgj5 of the cruiser rewarkc. He is ached to the Massa urhuett. and.-was- in. of a gang of aen on shore duty Cu Island when te was taken sick. 'e ab progress if his case is taken t o his ulite~ omplete recovey. - TE .LG 'BILL. Will Ee Ready to btthe Last of It is expected that b-~iltve, exeu ive and judici a o ton bill will be eady to rejport to Ae use ithe last of his' week. Hai -the bHil are In lengress ~ , subcommittee. $sda' 6msem gthe signal corps um..taent. ~iba it as heard, IDSAWE THE SUL[! Efforts to Be Made to Pas the Beidler Bill REPORTED TO THE ROU81 AUTHORIZZS NEGOTIATIONI WITH GEAT BITAIN. A Xodus Vivendi Proposed to Preven Bgtermination by Subjects of the Two Countries Interested. Efforts will be made at this session t obtain the passage of the Beidler bill, no' pending in the House, to stop the slaughte of seals in Alaska. This bill was originally drawn by Mr Dingley, the late Speaker Reed and Mr W. L. Wilson in 184; passed the Hous unanimously 1bruary 25, 1895, but too lat 'for action in the Senate before the sine di adjournment of March 4. Again Mr. Ding ley and Mr. Reed introduced the bill, an again it was unanimously passed by th, HousiFebruary 22, 1896, and made a spe cial order for the Senafe on Marcfl 10 1806, but action was postponed pending dip lomatic negotiations. which eventuall: failed to accomplish the purpose the bit designed. Bill Reported to the House. The bill was reported from the ways an4 means committee last session by Mr Tawney of Minnesota. "In order to prevent the extermination o fur seals," the report said, "which will sooi occur unless prompt measures are taken ti prevent pelagic sealing, this bill authorize the President to negotiate and conclude ne gotiations with the government of Grea Britain for a review of the conditions af fecting seal life on the seal islands and I1 the adjacent waters of Alaska, with a viev to determine what further regulations ma] be devised and adopted that will restor and preserve the fur seal Industry of Alaski for the good of all mankind and put ai end to the cruel and wanton practice 0: killing seals now permitted and carried or under existing regulations. "Pending this investigation and reviev the President is authorized to conclude anc proclaim- modus vivendi with the govern. ment of %eat Britain whereby the killing of anV or all fur seals on the land or ir the sea by the subjects of the respective high contracting parties shall be suspende and entirely arohibited, except a few hun dred Young male seals annually on the sea: islands for the food of the natives; thi mhodus vivendi to continue in- force unti. abrogated by mutual agreement of the parties thereto. If All l'ast Pails. "If. however. the President fails to se cure the modus vivendi authorized by this bill orior to the opening of the sealing sea son of 1908. then, and for the sole purpose of nreserving the fur seal species from ful and comDlete extermination on the seal is lands. and in the waters of Alaska, the Secretar of the Treasury is authorized in his discretion. with the approval of the President. to take all of the seal life on said islands. except 10,000 adult female seals and 1.000 young male seals. "This action on the part of the Secretary of the Treasury cannot be taken until all effort to secure from the government o Great Britain the modus vivendi authorized by this bill has failed, and will be taker then only because the government of Greal Britain declines to enter into negotiations with us for the preservation of the seal herd referred to. In that event the pelagic hunter will continue the ruthless and in human destruction of the fur seal in the ocean until their extermination is complete. For that reason the discretionary author ity given by this bill to the Secretary of the Treasury to take the seals on the Pribi lot. Islands Is justified. "If 'this authority is exercised it will end the business of the pelagic hunter and al the same time enable us to stop sensibly and properly the work of killing of young males on these islands, thus saving from the Canadian hunters and our own people the right proportion of male and female life to preserve the species from utter de struction. Must Stop Pelagic Sealing. "Unless we stop the pelagic hunter in hih work of destroying the female seals in Alaskan waters outside of the sixty-mile zone, which entails the starvation of their pups left on the Pribilof Islands awaiting their return from the feeding grounds, there Is no justification in our trying to preserve the seal herd for him to destroy at sea. "We cannot reasonably ask our people to expend their money to preserve the seala on the land or on the seal Islands in order that the Canadian pelagic hunter may ulti mately destroy them in the ocean. Yet, if some regulation is not adopted to govern our own people in the killing of young male seals upon the island, the young male life will be corppletely destroyed by 1903, and the birth rate cease on the breeding grounds almost immediately thereafter." Mr. Beidler and Mr. Tawney will resume their efforts to get the bill through early this session'. PmmSInBNTIAL NOXINATIONB. Selections Sent to the Senate for Con sideration. The President today sent the following nonimations to the Senate: State-To be consul of the United States Thomas P. Mofwtt of New York. at Turk's Island, West Indies. Interior-To be receivers of public moneys -E. D. Owens, at North Platte, Neb.; Ed ward 3. Garrett, at Boise, Idaho; Wl~m A. Ho4ginan, at Halley, Idaho. War--To be second lieutenat by traps far from Artillery Corps to cavalry arm John V. Spring, Jr. . To be second Mantan of twfentr'y-Nieol W. 4%snes of New Mexio;: John GodnMaeinnb. To be a asdr, -Artillery W. M~ter;to e er THR1 DAYS TO REPLY Venezuela's Answer to Ulti matum Due Tomorrow. LIABLE TO EXTENSION LONDON ADVISED O A P( IBLE ET gKT United States Government Has No n terest in the Proposed Naval Demonstration. DONDON, December 9.-One of the larg eat English creditors of Venezuela Inform ed a representative of the Associated Press today that the ultimatums of Great Britain and Germany had a seventy-two-hour limit, and therefore will expire on Wednesday. The foreign office, while not denying the correctness of - this statement. intimated tonight that the period In liable to exten sion. There are some indications of a possible settlement, though, apparently, nothing definite has yet been decided. The News at Berlin. Berlin, December 9.-WhIle the limit of time given to Venezuela in which to make an answer to the ultimatums of Germany and Great Britain is not disclosed, the cor respondent of the Associated Press wps officially Informed that It Is very brief. The German foreign office still hopes that President Cactro will recognize the grav ity of the situation and yield at the last moment. Telegraphic communication with La Guira Is slow. Events happening today are not likely to be translated from the cipher till tomorrow. 'The morning papers here make absolutely no comment on the Venezuelan situation, with the exception of the Vorwaerts, which says that although President Castro has expressed his willingness to satisfy the Ger man and British demands military actiou against him has begun, and the Lokal An zelger, which remarks that "President Cas tro's efforts to drive a wedge between Ger many and Great Britain have failed." CEDITORS MU9T WAIT. Statement by the President of Venesuela. The State Department has received a cablegram from United States Minister Bowen at Caracas, saying that the presi dent of Venezuela has published a letter In the newspapers there, stating that foreign creditors must await the re-establishment of peace, then all promises will be fulfilled. By Castro's own statements the revolu tionary movement in Venezuela has been crushed in the west, and only a few tovns in the orient are still in the possession of the rebels. It was estimated that these would fall into the hands of-,te government in the course of a**et bisk so. t the period mentioned In yes*ef'&y's Ofpatch for the restoration of peace cannot be long deferred. Report Prom Minister Bowen. A cablegram received at the State Depart ment today from United States Minister Bowen at Caracas confirms the press re ports of the departure yesterday from the Venezuelan capital of the British minister and ta% German charge. Before they left these officials requested Mr. Bowen to take dharge of tge Interests of their governments In Venezuela. This request will be granted, as there is no warrant for a declination in such cases, and the United States legation at Caracas will extend protection to British and German subjects when called upon until a normal state- of afrairs is restored. During the Spanish war the British minis ter at Madrid In this fashion looked after the interests of the United States citizens in Spain and M. Cambon, the French am bassador at Washington, similarly cared for the interests of Spaniards in the United States. This Is not likely to be the end of Min ister Bowen's activities, for from the tenor of some of the comnpurieations he has made to the department It Is inferred that If he sees an opportunity to use his good offices as a mediator between President Castro' and the British and German representatives he will promptly avail himself of that op portufyity. The State Department is not openly encouraging him in this attitude, preferring to avoid all entanglements, but being on the spot and willing to do what he can to prevent a crisis. Mr. Bowen may be allowed some measure of discretionary power. No Mason to Interfere. As has been repeatedly stated, the State Department Is perfectly aware of the In tentions of the British and German gov ernments, having been sounded in advance, and it sees no reason to interfere at this stage, If at all. 'The case is really one without a close precedent, for it involves for the first time the right of a state to undertake thle collection by fdree of debts due to Its citizens by another state. Even in the case of the British landing at Car Into, In licaragua, in 12O5, the reason given was that a British official had been wrong ed and personally ill-treated. Therefore the outcome Is being watched with the closest interest in officIal and diplomatic ,circles here. It was perhaps for the reason that the State Dhepartmnent bad already been fully advised as to the program to be adopted by the British and German governments touching Venezuela that the Incidents of yesterday at Caracas ecused so little stir In official circles In this city. and, indeed, It was stated that the subject ws not even mentioned at the cabinet sneeting today. po the attitude of eut govemment just now Is one of waiting.. - - mary Asthem Eg a The .belief In diplomatic'eireles is that some action will be had beftore long, as the ultimatum handed In to the Caracas gay ernment by the Bittelae Geoman repre sentatives yesteggay, i t flowed .thme usual form, woul4 alow j period of eonly between ety-ea an t forty-eight bours to Venesela to snk a setlmat. An aaI not -long-retunee keer~ sueh se tht tp the best of his sneat the m .a oft Ave man -rbal -os thewI* MOll KILLE [01 MIN Box of Dynamte Expldd When Dropped, THE MORE WILL DIE SBVEN OTEEB KOEB. oz JIm PAINULLY FJULMD, Miner Drepped the 1Eplsinve While Renoing It From the Eleva tor Carriage. WILKE.BARRE, Pa.., December .-Vos men were killed and ten injured, three prob ably fatally, by the explosion of a bex ot dynamite in No. 5 mine of the Lehigh and Wilkesbarre Coal Company at South Wilkes barre today. The names of the killed are: - Robert Humblebee, carpenter, aged ffty five years, married. Arthur Jones, company hand, agedi twenty-eight, single. Matthew Phillips, miner, aged thirty-s"x, married. James McGlynn, laborer, aged thirty-five. married. The fatally injured are: George Knorr, Charles Stafford and Tho. Evans. The most seriously Injured are: Neil Swleeney, John Rustin, Dominick Hart and James Peckems. The men had lowered Into the shaft, whoeh Is 110 feet deep, a box of dynamite weighing fifty pounds. When the bottira of the shaft was reached Phillips took the box off the carriage. It slipped from his hands and fel to the ground. The concussion exploded the dynamite, and the twenty men who were in the immediate vicinity, getting their tools in readiness to go to their respective cham bers, were buried in all directions. The woodwork at the bottom of the shaft was also torn and scattered about. As boon as possible word was sent to the surface, and a rescuing party was sent down. The mine has the reputation of being the most gaseous In the entire region, and at first it was reported' that the gas had ex ploded and that a score of miners bad been killed cutright. Fortunately, however. gas did not explode. The dead and I were brought to the surface as soon an pos sible. Phillips was mangled almost beyond recognition. McGlynn had his arms ta off. The Injured were wrapped in blankets and sent to their homes. Supt. Morgan was early on the scene, and everything possible was done to alleviate the sufferings of the Injured. The accident caused the big colliery to suspend opera tions for the day. E. BAENET'S DEATH SUDDEN. Daughter Zaig a4Dtafl at Ear Father's Death to Paris. PARIS, December 9.-Natale Barney, daughter of the late Albert C. Barney et Washington. D.C.,-returned here today ftom Monte Carlo. bringing particulars he deith of her father there on Saturday. MW. Barney had been suffering for months 6em heart trouble and made two tripe o Naa helm without improvement. He returned ti Paris two weeks ago, but was advised to go to a warmer climate, and started for Monte Carlo. Mr. Barney collapsed at te railroad station and it was feared- by hW attendants that he would expire there, but he lingered and failed gradually eIl 0e died. The body *111 be brought here for embalmment and probably will be sent to America, the final arrangements depend ing on cable messages which are being ex changed with Mrs. Barney In Washington. Mr. Barney was a member of the car manufacturing firm of Barney & Smith of Dayton. Ohio, but bad not been engaged in active business for some years. 1I TOBIN MAir SCENE IN COU3. Man Charged With Murder Tries te Assault District Attorney. NEW YORK. December 9.-"Butcber" Tobin, who is on trial for the murder of Capt. James Craft, made a scene In cort today. He tried to jump across a table at Assistant District Attorney Clarke, and It took six men to keep the frensied man from attacking the prosecutor. Tobin was removed from the court room with alE culty. A committee of physicians appointed last week to report on Tobin's mental con ditlon reported that the man was not in sane. RIG FIBE IN ATLANA. Diane in Heart of City Does $500,000 ArI.A.'P, Ga., December 9.-FMre de stroyed nearly a block of buildings In the heart of the city today and the lees i placed at 50&000. It started In the furnI ture store of the Snook & Austin Company, In Whitehall street. A strong northwest wing sent showers of sparks in every disso tion. The fire soon spread to the Noriessm building, on the corner of Marietta and Peachtree streets, and then to the large Irug house of the Jacobs Company,.o Marlk etta street, the liquor store of thne P. V. Rose Company and the WilisMe tal. There was no loss of lfe, so far as known, although Captain Joyner, chief of the firs department, expressed some apprehasis for the safety of all the guests atthe WE tanni Hotel. There was considerable ealts moent among the guests of the Krbaman ouse, a halt block away, as. the saats and flames were blowing in that direetlem, but the Iron windows were closed end tRs guests suffered, Uttle inconvdhiseee beyond the maeIn the bi~ding. The wmhewa ed the t-story Pete building, ossise lss than esn meaths ago, were -se.. the heat and other damage was does toth sreotre. The Norerens buliingswas Gnd with the oees oft profesnal mes and the satire ith sr was used as a enti0st sa.ae aaaa, Awr mwu er :saig M -4p000 ga a; Es Deselbe A-* eseto -ek i