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tage, fine lawn and shade; house in splendid condition, lot 50x175 feet, J1M0. i:. K. Pascoe. 110 N. Center st. ARIZONA BEPTJBL JUST WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR Two lota in University addition. 160 feet frontage, close to Five Points only $400 for the two. K. K. Pascoe, 110 N. Center st. i-,Trrre.'T! i'i'i:ti:i:ntii yhai;. r i;i; I'lIOKMX, ARIZONA, SUNDAY MOKMXCj, I5KU tT, 1 ):$. ir j;f.s VOL. XIV. NO. THE WAN A D!R THREAT Colombians About to Sever Diplomatic Relations ARE HOUNDING MR. HAY General Reyes and Dr. Herran Haunt Ins His House to Find Out What, if Anything, the United Lutes is About toDj in the Isthmian Matter. W." hinvtoti, D'i .'I. I'n'ess the ln il . Siai.-s. in tin- ieT'1.' which Sc-civl tf y ll.iy u ill make to the- note of General I !!-. :u Colombia that measure i'l s.itislai lion which from her point .f ! v. si- f -.'Is herself cut ill d with, lespect to I'.i'.l.ii u bath General lii ye.4 aid In, li-rran will leave the cariitil. Tl:.i w.i.-; frankly udmitt d tonight. Will! - disavowing any intention of I, ink ing undue .::-yuie to b -ar on S . i . t.ny I! ly for u S; ee.ly reply to the i..ae which General Reyes lias filed ill I ! h -i" of his government, both he and I:-. II ::i:i are most mixiuai to b ::p I i i'-i! of the secretary's com iusion at tin' iailie-t .o-sil.l- moment. With a i w to obtain li'jht on this point, 1. iter: .in. the C; lombian i barge, call ed t-.sii today at th.' re -ide::e of Mr. II. ty. but wan una 'J.- to :? him on ac count of his continued illness. The hore is in'et tain-1 both by General Reyt i.i'd 1 r. Her: an that in tliv event of a l'fus.il by Mr. Hay toadir.it their con t n'.lonn the Fnit.d Siatc-s may agree as a last resort to a submission of prop osition to The Hague c-outt of arbi-ti-li.iii. NAVAL MOVEMENTS. il. i). IV-,-. jr.. The Vnited States ruiper OlympI i sailed for Oartagrna last night and the c t ulsi-r Atlantic wvnt for th-- same d.'Stir.ation today. THE TORPEDO FLOTILLA. Washington. lire. 26.--TIV- Truxli.a. tie llagsMp of the scond tore!o flo tilla, together with another destroyer not y-t selected will b suit from Key Wt t t- fokn In command bv Lbu ;iit V innia inb-r Martnry Jahnsoi. The !-ti oyers will !n: used by lltiir Admiral Ciiithlan, wnnn. indium th "y i ril.li.-an snuadton as dispatch boat;. MARINES FOR COLON. I liil.oi-1 hi.i. Dec. 2fi. Tinal pr,iri tio'r.s h.iv- 1 eeji in.nl for the saiiing of the auxiliary cruiser Dixie and on Monday she w ill leave League island li.ivy yard with f.uil niiririf-s for Coloti. THERE WAS NO INVASION. Wadli g.on, liec. 20. Tiie following ' -:hl. ti aci n ai bed the navy depjri in -lit today from Dear Admiral Cogh lan at Coloo: "The Atlanta did not land an arr.a-d forcejm Johiniian tetritoiy fit any tiim- f r anv p'ii Kse. Two ofTi- era landed usual with swords at th invitation of Colombkin generals."' Ad miral Cohhin also cabled that h would pt d to Cartagena with th flaiihip Ulympia to bring Minister Dim i: pre to Colon cm his way to th? Tniti-1 .-tales from Dogota on leave. PANAMA POSTAL RATES V.'afhingtoa. Dec. 20. Consul Gi-neial Cu liiLr at Dam una has notified thia jfovei nm'-nt that the republic of I'.an Jtnal haj reduced the postal r'.' fifty percent. The fort ifcn rate of fifty GOOD WORK COUNTS Try us - Everything guaranteed High Grade Bicycles PHOENIX CYCLE COMPANY 22 W. Adams Tel. 2524 THERE MAY BE AWEDMNG 10 v. liich yo-.i have been bidden. You don't know just what to buy for n prevent. Ms a hard i'.i-Mjon i t decide. Diop in and fee if we can't help you out of a dili-miia. We've suitable presents in Gold. Silver and Cut Class: seeing the things will suggest what yout ought to buy and the price shall not deter you from buying anything Mi our stVre. GEO. If. COOK, 134 W. Washington St. RESIDENCE PROPERTY FOR SALE V.. Sh-rm.in. 4 rm. brk. .. Vn. Add. 8 rm. brk I-:. J' ff. rm, fnn. 2 Its... V.. Yv ash. Srm. fnn J 'rill's Ad. 6 rm. brk. b. . ..$ MP , ..i,r.oo ..2.0. 0. .. .'.,,"0'1 ...3.01.0 A number of houses in Montgomery addition for sale at from four hun dred to fifteen hundred dollars. Ranch for rent. TEL. Main 365. WOOD-O'NEILL KEAL ESTATE CO., O'Neill Blnck. WATES! WATER! NEEDED AT ALL TIMES OF THE YEAR. I.i t ine put yoii in a Wind Mill. Tank and Pump and you will always have a g 1 aupplv. D. H. BURT15 15 E.&t Waihinton S treat. : rr THE PHOENIX NATIONAL BANK PHOKXIX. ARIZONA. Paid-up Capital. S10G,0"O. Surplus and Undivided Profits. $73,000.00. 11. it. :, :.. Pr.-.-i.lent. T. V. PKMBKirrON. Vice President. II. J. Mi i l.r.MI, 'nuttier. W. I-'. iji'DGK, Assistant Cashier. Steel-bned Vaults and Steel Safety Deposit Boxes, General Banking Busl liesi. iiiaUs on all principal ci'ies of ihe world. I l lw-. "l' I:S it Gage. T. W. Peinl erton, F. M. Murphv, D. M. Ferry, R. N. Pre.lcrl. ks. I,. If. Chalmers. F. T. Alkire. J. M. Ford, II. J. McClung. THE PRESCOTT NATIONAL BANK PRESCOTT. ARIZONA 1. Id-tin Capital. J!'K),0w. Surplus nnd I'ndividnd Prnfts. t.Tt.OOO.OO. F. M AU HI HY. President. MORRIS OOLmVATKR. Vico President. It. . KKHIillHICKS, CushU-r. C. BRANDON," Assistant Cashier. Mi'inklvn Chrome Sleel-hm-d Vaul'n nr.d Safe Deposit loxes. A general bank ing ImMiiesi transact eJ. Directors F. M. Murphv. K. B Gnge, Morris Goldwa ter. John C. Ili-rndon F. G. Breeht. I. M. Kerry. R. N. Fredericks. Liong I'lstunce Telephone No. 66U irammis is tiii;il to four edits l.'uili 1 St i tes money. RECOGNIZED BY ITALY. Washington. Dec. 26. Acting Se-.re-tary Loomis was notified by the Italian amba-ssador that Italy has recognlz d the republic of Panning. KANSAS COLORADO SUIT. A Proposed Motion by the Defense to Dismiss the Case. Topeka, Kansas. Dec. Assistant Attr.rr.ey General John Dawson, in dis cussing: the proposed motion of Attor ney General Miller of Colorado, to dis miss the Arkansis irrigation easj, said tonlsht: "The motion of Mr. Miller will have no effect in determining- the mer its of the cae. Colorado has tried to rurh thingrs. We have not yet had i e plies from all the irrigation coinpnniei mentioned in the suit, and are in n hurry to file our reply until they mnke a. move." MR. BOWEN RETURNS. The Minister to Venezuela Has Been Absent a Year. New York. Dee. HG. After nearly a year's absence from his past at Carac as, Venezuela, Herbert W. I'.owen, Un ited Stt.tes minister to Venezuela, sailed for thr Venezuelan carital today. Ijif-utenant 1. T. Fryer. f the marine corps. oiiimandin;; the detachment from the New Yoi k navy yurd designed to strengthen the fleet at Culebra. ulso mailed. A TYPHOID SCOURGE. Duller, I'enn, Dec .20. Three deaths ami two new cases from the typhoid fever is the record for the da-. The tola! of deaths is SO. V!R. BRYAN'S RETURN. Derlin. Deo. 2C William J. Bryan wan entertained at luncheon todar bv Ambassador Tower. Kmneror William xu: es.sed rearret because domes'it; '"hristmas festivities prevented him r lvmz hint in audience. Mr. Brvnji .illa tor New York on Wednesday from Tjvertoul on the White f-'tar liner Ct-l-t'r. A THREATENED SRIKE There May be Another Tie-up of the Chicago City Kailjvay. "iiicaeo. Dec. 20. Threats of another st?-!Vie on the l;n-s of the Chicago City Dail.vay company have been made by th'- business agrnts if the c-Jganiza-ti'-ns ended voring to 6?eure new agree ments with the traction company. They have formally notified Manager Mc-CallK-li cf the company that unless he ono-ded their demands by January 1. the slationaiy firemen, steam cii-giiiet-rs. clecti icians 'and teamsteis cni-pl.,-i by the company would be ordered to i.'iit wot k. It was also announred that when the llas.-s of workmen named Were called out an appeal for sympathetic strike action would he made to the street ear men. Th" demand of the business nvenu-. which is pivc -tic-ally an ulli matiMii. was Ignored by Manager Me Culloi h. who declared that he could not even onsider the p'gning of the new aetcf merits which the union presented. These organizations are thcon?s which ar? ac cused of having broken cont :u ts with the traction company whan th y joined in the sympathetic strike of the trainmen. TRIAL Or GRAVELLE. ! The Man Who Tried to Scare the Northern Pacific With Dynamite. Helena. Mont.. Dec. 26. Isaac Gra velle. charged with dynamite outrages on the Northern Pacific railroad oc cupied the witness stand throughout today's session. His direct examina- ition lasted about three hours and when PHOENIX, ARIZONA. K. Adams, 8 rm. brk. b 4.C00 Den. Ad. 6 acres, 8 rm. frrr. 4,2."jO Brill's Ad. 11 rm. brk. & fim 4,500 N. 1st, 6 rm. brk. c 5,000 10. Mon. 10 rm. brk. b 8,500 court adjourned hi- was still under cro,f -exanination. Gravelle leni, .', having been at any of the places where dynamite wai exploded on the track and he said he was never in Living ston where the bridge was injured aril gave a detailed account of his move ments in August anil S-'.epteniber. testifying that when the explosio.n took place he was in the vicinity of Helena, 150 miles from t'.ie scene. II. denied writing or sending any threat ening letters to railroad officials, de nied c onvers.ition with witnesses who have testified to Gravelle's confession.' and also denied having pent any threatening letters out of jail. On cross-examination he stuck closely t; his story and o fur avoided contra dicting himself. The only point iirought out by the state in the exami nation is that Gravelle, in numerous alleged trips in the norti I -n part of the state, did not meet or talk to any one who could substantiate his story of a visit to that section. THE STORM IN GEORGIA. An-.erioi.:s. Ga.. De". 2i". A destruc Ive F.now storm passed over this see- j tier, resulting in the death of two iier j f.oii.s and a considerable loss of property- Tvo ircr. were killed by llyiir; ; debris. ( in t'.ie Morris plantation eve:" I tenement ho. iso was destroyed and rales of feni e was carried away. V'ATHER TODAY. Vv'as'iiiigtur,. Dec. 20. Wyoming. ! ew Mexico and Arizona, fair Sunday end Monday. RED LIGHT FAILED Six Killed in Collision on the Pere Marquette Two Passenger Trains, Both Late, Were Trying to MaKe up Lost Time Without Signals. Grand Kapids, Mich., Dec. 26. An taft-boun 1 and a. west-bound passen ger train on the IVre Marquette rail road met in a head on collision six miles east of this city about C o'clock this evening, just ''est of Kast Paris Ten l ;-rsctis are reported dead and thir-ty-ia.e injuied. The two trains were lunning at full st.ee.l and tile engines weie reduced U scrap iron. Tile tlrsL coan-hes w re demolished and both trains left the tra.k, except the la.U coach oa eai h s great was the fori e of the collision. The east-bound train was due to leave here at a:20 bound for De '. roit and was late. The west-bound train was due from Detroit at .1:1a and was aIuo late. 'I he wreck is said to be due to mis undeinunuing of orders. The east-bound tiain was crowded with passengers when it lift Grand Uapids. it carried scores of Christinas visitors i turning to their .homes, along the fere Marquette line, after spend ing the holidays here. The incoming t;aiii was also hsavily loaded with a holiday crowd as well as the regular Saturday rush of passengers. Th. sir.-kers were damaged more than any I ether coaches and in the smoker.? ev- ery S;-at was occupied. The wieck to;;k pl'icc about half a miles wtst of Kast j Paiir. There is a curve at that point jand a long grade extends from a half I mile east ot Kast Paris to near the scene of the wreck. The vtst-bound train had just descended the grade, when the collision occurred. The train was tring to make up time and running at a high rate of spied. A3 eoon as th first news was reached here, a call was sent out for doctors and a lelief train was :;;-nt out at once. A second train was made up to go out as sot Q as the relief train return ed. THE CAUSE OF IT. Detroit. Dec. 26. An otlicial state ment by the--Pere Marquette railroad declares that a high wind was respon sible for the wreck by blowing out the red light on the signal board at Mc Cord s, which light was put out to stop the west-bound train. FOR SALE. FORTY acres, in highly improv ed condition, near Phoenix on the northeast. All in alfal'a. Shade ttees and first-clans or chard. Suitable house. Excellent neighborhood. lust the place for winter reside:i-e or suburban home. This property is priced at an exceptionally loyr figure. Terms can be made to suit pur chaser. RANCHES. Improved and un improved, under every canal for tale Plenty of funds to loan on fool security, always on hand. DWIGIiT D.HEARD Center and Adams Slieet. MM ImW IA AktV , any fabric, any color, and guarantee ney was tonight selected to referee satisfaction. t the fight next Tuesday night between j Young Corbett and Kddie Hanlon. Tin; STAR IIYF VVORkS t-alifomian announced positively to Jlrtl U I L TT vrilllvJ :iy th;)t he wou!(1 rot fight If Orancy 28 South First ave, 'phone Red 533. i was selected as referee. Corbett'3 SWIFTSTORMS The Atlantic Coast Ravaged By Gales and Winter DAMAGING TO SHIPPING Startling Falls of Temperature and Blinding Snow Storms Reported From Many Points Many Vessels Groping their Way In Fog's, Meet. Boston, Dec. 20. Following the mild est Christmas day for. many yea is, a wild winter':! ptorm brcke ever. New Kngland today and was accountable for a number of marine disasters. Up t 7 o'clock tonight three wrecks have been enorted while several other boats were In distress all day. A dredger sank within six milis of the wharves of Bos ton and resulted in the log. of thr- meiu but in the cn&? of the other two, the sinking of the steamer Kiowa off Boston light and the wreck of the Join W. MacK.:y off Watch Hill. it. I., ev ery ope wai raved. The xinrm center passed over New Kngland during- the forenoon And th Miowfall throughout that rection wa-J ;uite heavy, especially in Maine and New Hamurhire. while wind velocity reaching more than fiftv miles an huu-i whs reported from some points. To night the thermometer Is falling fast. Hearts from Maine and New H-iinp--fcldre show that the stcrm has delayed I ne train service greallv. About eisht Inches of snow fell in thin citv. In a blinding storm which sweut Bos ton hahor this afternoon the new Clyde line steamer Kiows, inward bound from Jacksonville. Fla.. and Charleston, N .'., was rammed and sunk by by tb cteamer Admiral Dewey, of the United iUtrs Fruit company, outward bound for Port Antonio, Jamaica and Port I..I mon. Costa Bica. CaDtain Chickster urd tlie entire crew of the Kiowa, num b.iinc thirty men. were rescued by n tuz. The Admiral Dewey sustained practically no dameere. and after laving lo for the purpose of rendering pos1 tilc assistance, she proceeded on her way. With several passrngers and a Ivg E?nml freight, the Admiral De.wey ttaih d from this port shortly nfter 12 o'clock. Owing to the driving snow storm vh Admiral Dewey was making br way at s'ow sjieed. A few mil lKvond the Boston light the Kiowa ap peared through clouds of mist and snow directly ahead. Be lore her course could le shifted the steamers collided- Th? Admiral Dwey struck the Kiowa a powerful blow on the port side just Hhaft the miin rigging, the sharp t r-.w cif the- fruiter cutting for a conslilerabl ; lixtanie. The damaged craft imnudl ntelv began to fill. Tne Ciiy of Boston Itiil. "oi-morar.t. which was paa-lng, rn alongside the Kiowa and took off her captain and c rew. ThU was a most difficult task owning to the heavy sj. nd in the juinu from their own vessel to the tug- sonie of the Kiowa's men fell Into the water. They were rescued by Iho Cormorant's men and all hajidB brought to this city. The Kiowa sank hortly after the accident. She had n 1ig cargo of lumber, cotton, nava! Klorer. iron. a.nd gc-neral merchandise. NEW YORK IN DARKNESS. New York. Dec. 26. A driving snow storm, accompanied by furious Ritual-1 i.nt at times ior-e to almost hurricane force, struck the city early. Dowering black clouds pressed down on a bank of sea foj and the dense character of the snow fall combined to produce for nearly half an hour so deep a daiknes:? that lights were lit in r.ll the down town streets and along the river front. During this period n-any ferryboats and other crafts lost their bearings completely and the har bor resounded with whistles of vessels, troolng their wav through the gloom. One Brooklyn boat, heading for the Manhattan side, found herself off the Battery, reveral blocks awav from her f!1i The ocean steamers bound in and o il were comnelled to stop and lie to until the darkness lifted. The ferry I xi. it John G. Carlisle, carrying immi i:;ant3 from Ellis island, crashed into the steamboat Tauras, off the Battery, 1 but both vessels escaped with slight damage. The darkness lifted almost as auicklv as. it settled down and was t.ucceded by clearing skies, high galer. and mercury going down fifteen rie srees. from "i to 19. within three hours. So tierce was the gale during , the afternoon that many pedestrians were thrown down and in some in stances were seriously injured. 1 Around "Curia Flat-Irion." Broadwav end Twenty-third- street .the wind 1 aged in gusts of almost cyclonic fury. Here one man was dangerously hurt bv being struck by a fragment of a large plate glass window blown out of an adjacent building. Towards evening, the wind which ot times had attained a velocity of sixty miles an hour, died down, the mercury continuing to drou until 10 o'clock it touched seven degrees above zero with indications of still lower figures, dur ing the night. In all about a dozen ' persons were reported injuied by the falls of debris during the day. The total snow fall was only about half an inch. , o FIGHF ' ALMOST FAILED Young' Corbett and Hanlon Could Rot Ag'i ce on a Referee. o.in T.avnetuei. IW HI! l,M,lil C.-n. choice was Graney or Harry Corbett, iut the latter dei-lined to serve. A meeting was- heht tonight ar.d Youn? Corbett llat-footedly unnounced that it was either Graney or no fight and after some argument Hanlon's backers consented to allow Graney to serve. Hanlon's objection to the referee is alleged favoritism shown the champ ion in the last bout between the two. which was declared a draw. The Californian declares that he should have been given the decision over the champion. Both pugilists are continuing active training although down to weight. o FRENCH INSULAR ELECTION. Annexation to tho United States an Issue in St. Pierre and Miquelon. ft. Johns, Newfoundland. Dec. 26. An election of a member of the French chamber of deputies will be held to morrow on the islatxls of St. Pierre- and Miiiuelon. The canlii'ates tire M. Lo gasse. a fish merchant, and M. Fre mont, a lawyer. I M. I-ogrnsc. owing to his control of large fishing interests, is reg:rdej as I the favorite candidate. It is underFti.od j that Fremont favors the annexation, of the islands to the United States. FROZEN TO DEATH. Omaha. Dec. 20. The death cf AdJi Fon D, Moare, colored, resulted from ex treme cold today. Moore's body was found stiff In the rear of a coal shod In the northern part of the city. DEAD BLOCKADED Livery Drivers Arrested in a Disgraceful Strike Chicae'o Owners Have Decided to Dis regard the Union and Have Notified , former Employes. Chicago, Dec. 26. Today the livery- j men made an effort to break the strike ! of the livery drivers, w hich has lasted . ten days. Their carriages and hearses. drlven by non-union nifTi. were at the funerals but tittle disorder resulted. The funerals, compelled to pass through the business section of th city, were blockaded by teamsters and street car men. who placed vehicles !n the way. The police in every in stance straightened out the blockades immediately. One teamster who in tentionally stopped a hearse with a heavy truck, was pulled from his seal nnd arrested. The livery owners de cided today to make a fight for an "open slioa" and issued a warning to the strikers that all men who wished to secure their old places must return Ly Monday morning or their places would be filled by other men. After Monday all stables will be "open" and will be conducted on that, basis hereafter. o TO PROTECT FAIR TICKET-. Ct. Louis Terminal Lines to Arrange Defense Against Scalping. m. Louis. Dec. 26. Next Tuesday a "onference will be held in this city be tween the special committee of the St. Louis Terminal lines, considering pro active forms of tickets for use during the World's Fair, and the Inter-Terri-orial ticket committee, which Is a Handing committee on, tickets for the tines of the entire country. It is hoped by the time the general passenger agents meet in St. Louis, fan. 27. that the ft. Louis Une3 will have received the decision from the su preme court of Missouri on the gen eral injunction cases, and that before 'hat time the exposition people will have been able to arrive at an under standing with the municipal assembly n the Djssing-of the ordinance directed owazd the elimination of the sc-ila on non-transferable ticket. WILLING TO RISK LIVES. Miners Tempted Into Cld Mine for $5 a Day Wagss. Tamaqua, Pa.. Dec. 2G. Miners In 'Jiis town are willing to risk their lives at $5 a day. Several years ago water broke into the workings of the Kaska William mine upon two occasions and several miners were drowned. Their bodies were never recovered. Since hen the company has had great diffi culty in securing men to work in the tslace at the regular wage rate. Vs the mine contains rich deposits h? ecmpany has provided every pos sible precaution to prevent another dis aster, and has offered men $5 a day to work in the nlace. OVERLOOKED THE RUSSIANS. Had No Space at St. Louis Fair, but They Now Have. Pittsburg, Dec. 26. The Russian gov ernment has been entirely overlooked, In alloting space for the Russian In netial exhibits at the S:. L:ui s fair. Thia was not noticed until the Westinghouse people made application for spac to exhibit Wes-tlrghouse air brakes mad In Russia. William Lomoff. general manager rf the Westinghouse Russian interests, was rent from St. Petersburg and h has been traveling between Pittsburg and St. T.ouis for two weeks to secure fpace for the Russian exhibits which have been fixed up and Mr. Lomoff left for St. Petersburg tonight. CUSPECTS CUBAN TARIFF. One Senator Wants Measure Delayed a Day for Discussion. Havana, Dec. 26. Copies of the pro posed new tariff were distributed in the Rerate today. Senor Sanguily moved that the matter be discussed tomorrow. Hp hinted that there was something suspicious in the huste displayed by tha senate to approve the measure. Ie proposed that President Palma. 1? "inpowerrd to make a pi-ovishin.il ad vance in the tariffs to cover the los thatvwill follow the operation of the reciprocity treaty in order to allow full discussion of the proposed changes. Feeling is strons over the whole affair. C.ATTLE AND SHEEP. Chicago, Dec. 26. Cattle Receipts SOO nominal; good to prime steers. JC.Oi GJ5.7D; poor to medium. $3.20f( J.'i.OO; Blockers and feeders. $1.7"ft$4.00: cows. $1. CO (ft $1.00; heifers, SJCu'M.'o; canners, $1.50fi$2.40; bulls. $2.00ii$4.25; calves $2.00ii $0.25. fciisep Receipts 1,200. Sheep stoadv. Iambs steady. Good to choice wethers, 53.50!Q$4.00: fnlr to choice mixed. $2.75 iiS3.CiO; western sheep, $3.10 14.00: na tive lambs. SI.O0ft$5.7: western lambs. :4.00(0$i.i5. r.EDUCTION OF WAGES. Aharon. Pa., Dec. 20. The Ircn Steel Hoop company announced a reduction of wages to become effec tive on the firrt of January. The first c-ut will iiveragfr l1) Per cent, but only those Who t re not governed by the Amalgamated Jcale are affected. The nU-el hcop eonipany employes number 1.200 men end the company is independent of the United States steel corporation. DOMINICAN CONFLICT. Foreinn Consuls Calling on Their Cv. trnmenti for Warships. "arK llayticnt Dec. 2C. Governor Mo aiey.. acting president' of Santo Do mingo. Is returning to Santo Domlnsro. where ho will seek reinforcements and attack Porto Plata. The officers of General Morales' armv have stopped a train and caDtured a quantity of mu nitions of war intended for General .llnvlncz. The situation in Santo iia mingo is grave and the consuls have entled for wars hies. IOWA TEMPERATURE. es Moines. Dec. 26. It was two be- i low zero today, Dubuque 14 below, I Davenuort 12 below with a raw wind. WHITE HOUSE GUESTS The White House Was Filled Wih Youngsters Yesterday. Washington, Dec. 2G. Five hundred children, youthful r.ons and daughters of members of tho cabinet, senators, ifcpres-tr.tativcs, members of the diplo matic corjis, ' artristants, secretaries of depai tmeiits, army and navy officers and Washington newspaper coi re spondents were guests between 4 and t; o'clock this afternocn of Mrs. Roose velt at the White IIou:.e. The recep tion begar. at 4 o'clock. Mrs. Roosevelt being assisted by ladies of the cabinet circle and Mrs. Loeb, Mrs. CowJes and Miss Hagner. The White House had been decorated beautifully. The enter tainment following bec,an with a mus-'-al pre gramme rendered by the "Rooncy's Boys" Concert company of Chicago. This part of the programme consumed nearly an tour. At the conclusion of the concert tha youthful guests were esc:rted to the Btate dining- room. On the table at th? north end was a beautiful Christmas tree loaded with favors. The great dining table was heaped with all such Christmas goodies as appeal particu larly to the heart of a child. After refreshments had been st-rved the young people returned to the east room. There the older amcng them danced to the music of the Marine band, while the younger ones played games i:i the parlors. I1. AN OHIO FIRE. .'.r.irietf.i. Ohio. Dec. 26i Marietta's f.nest business block, the First Nation :.l Barc. was today totally destroyed by f.re fi-ofn a gas explosion. The loss is IIL-lOOO. KLONDIKE QUIT. Chicago, Dec. 26. Sandy Ferguson nnd a colored boxer. "Klondike." met n.t the Chicago Athletic club tonight for a six-round contest. Ferguson won, Klondike throwing up the sponge in the sixth round. AN ALABAMA TORNADO. Gotham. Ala.. Dec. 26. A tornado passed over Dundee, a small place on the Central Georgia railroad. Houses were blown down and two children of John Draguss were killed. Several other persons were badly in jured. AN OHIO BLIZZARD. Cleveland, Dec. 27. The first real blizzard of the winter is in progress in Ohio today .the thermometer Is at zero and the wind fifty-two" miles an hour. There is a blinding snow of several Inches. The railroad traffic is delayed. nAILROAD CHANGE. New York, Dec. 26. L. E. Lorse of the Baltimore & Ohio will on January 1st become president cf th? Rock Is land, succeeding Wm. B. Leeds. A. DREYFUS DUEL. Pals. Dec. 2C Following a violent ltercat!on in the Dreyfus case a duel with swords will be fought tomoi row between Cantain levv of the Fifth ree 'mpnt of engineers and Henry Demol nov. a leading anti-semito. PARIS FOOD STRIKE. Vuris. Dec. 20. Three hundred stiik rs were arrested today. Beyond break 'nc windows in a few bakeries the strikers remained tiuiet during: the nlsht. FIGHTING BOB Eeels that His Duty Calls Him to the Far East A MORE PEACEFUL TONE It Is Denied That Japan Fixed a Time Limit for a Reply The Rus sians Continue to See Ways Out of a War With Japan. Honolulu. Do. 26. Bear Admiral Fvans received a cablegram from Sec retary Aloody telling him to use his ''''" ."ti action in the matter of remain, r.-r a few days longer in Honolulu a eauested bv Gov. Carter and the Mer l..ints association. Admiral Kvaus announced today that in view of th oi'.uatic.i in the Orii-nL he wonlJ not xKSume the responsibility 01' remaining u Honolulu merely fcr pleasure an. I that the Asiatic squadron would sail for Cavite next Tuesday, the due or iginally designated. NOT A WARLIKE NOTE. london. Dec. 2C Japan is negotiat ing for the purchase of two Chilean waisnins. Negotiations with other Kouth American governments for war ships are In progress. Baron Hayashl. 'he Japanese minister to Great Britain "aid the move was only a precaution ary measure and would possibly re sult in nothimr. He also stated that there was no truth in the rerwirt that Japan's last note stipulated a time lir t. Speaking of Great Britain's repot t d position he said: "The British gov. rr.rrent is well aware that JaDan will he obliged to go to war unless Russia modifies the position taken in the last rote." ST. PETERSBURG VIEW. Kt- Petersburg. Dec-. 2C Diplomatic circles here ex-artss greater confidence :h.-n ever in an ultimate peaceful rr-ran-rement between Russia and Ja-vtn. i Km Lr.lCAN PRECAUTION. Washington. Dc. 26. T ho n fir A j part men t has received a cablegram announcing the departure of the gun boat Yicksburg from Shanghai for Chemulpo, Corea, ordered at the r -onest of American Minister Allen at Kfoul to protect American life ami nror,erty in c-ase of local riots. FROZEN TO A TREE. Peoria. Ills.. Dec. 2C John Weir was fiO'.cn to death near Rim wood today. Geonre Ba nngarten was found fro::e;i to a tree. He cannot recover. BOSTON POLICE IN DOUBT They Are Suspicious of Moody Merrill Even in Death. Boston. Dec. 20.-The Boston roic- have txken ster)a to ve.-ify the report that Mocdy Merrill, the former Bo-.-ton Financier, is dead at Silver Cite- New Mexico. An ord,-r of indictment is held by them against Merrill, charg ing embezzlement. If death is proved the Indictment will be placed on file. A civil suit by a com monwealth against the bondsmen of Merrill, is pending, Merrill having fail ed to appear for trial on the embezzl -merit charge. If it should appear co clnslvely that Merrill is dead the court will then have to pass upon the qu.s ticn whether the surities hall sun-en-' der rny money to the commonwealth. -o OLD DOMINION SUIT DELAYED. Jersey City. Dec. 26. The suit brought by George B. Eliot against the Old Dominion Copper Mining & Smtrli ing Co., this city was jgain adjourned today until Dec. 2S. In co- se.pien. c the special meeting of the sic ckhold ers called for 2 p. m. today to vote on an increased capital was a;rain ad journed until 2 . p. m., on i)t.a. S. o NOT YET APPOINTED EXPERTS. Albany, Dec. 26. Governor Odel! said today that he had not yet taken up the matter of appointing the ex pert commission of five engineers to supervise the canal enlargement work. They may not be appointed till Jan. 1. OSTRICH FARM Capital Addition NOW OPEN. Fifty Gigantic Ostriches, beautiful display of Ostrich boas, plumes, fan:., etc., at Producers' prices. West end of Washington street car line.