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Nimh J070 "WASHINGTON. MONDV, DLC'KMBKK Uo, I.SJH). PfcicE Oke Cent. I ATT1IPT TO ADYAMCB Tke Uwtisfc Arwy at Mudder River 'Rajwfeil at n Stnmhiill. I HJWrUv'i t THkPH AlliaiitllKC of bj th JBers; In Perfecting Hiitl AdtliHar lu J'he1r Rlile Pits The "War Of t!cc Iteiiortt. the MtHHlinn I h-kHHKil-Kitchener li'H ch Malta. LOXDOX, Dae. 25. At midnight the "War 0M received a despatch &w Ocb. ctsI Paraolcr-Wtncer, dated Cape Town, December 24, saying there was do further ts concerning the general situation. War (Mice emcials say she despatch Indi cated fast ufcere bad been no change- in tfca Miuattes j to midday Sondaj. Unomeial roames are equally without news. Modder River despatcbee, of date of December IS, fYeerfte the army as being at a standstill. Tfcey say there are 00 Eigne of an attempt to advance. The Lancer scout regular. MrwwfaQe tbe Boers are perfecting and addtag to their wonderful series of rifle pits. There are cow trenches for near) twenty miles due north of the BrUish camp w4 are admirably situated for defence. The neighborhood is lessl and the nearest hid is five miles distant. A despatch from Sterkstroom dated De cember IS nays that General Gatacrc has been, re-enforced. He Is also forming a corns of mounted scouts. He has ordered, In view of the number of spies, that all the mates over twelve 5 ears of age must re tide bey d a twelve-mile radius of anv military camp or laager in dose proximity of a camp, moving only with passes. Of the ,P of General Methaen's men -Hho were wounded after leaving Orange River, one-third have been able to resume their dttttes. Genera! Lord Kitchener arrived at Malta carry Soaday morning. He went on board the crnteer Dido, which immediately start id at top speed for Gibraltar. XEYDS ON" THE SITUATION". 'Xhe Boit! Unit I'lcuti of Anus ami Ammunition. PASIS, Dec 34 In an interview with Dr Leyde by a representative of the 'Journal" the Transvaal agent said that tb importation of foods into the Transvaal had been stopped, but that this actum wooM have no effect. He added that the Boers had sufficient Manser and Martini rises o sstpply every Boer in both Repub lics with tvto each. There was no danger of the supply of cartridges running snort. ISach artillery gun has several thousand charges. There are experts at Pretoria to repair rises and guns, including a German and one of the most, eminent French me chanics. AMERICAN UnrHES IN AFRICA. Ilkv Trauiport "Mmiteymnn. Iteturns After I. mid Ins; Itn Cnrj?o. KBW ORLEANS Dec 24. The steamer Montezuma, the second of the vessels to carry mules from this port to the Brit ish arm in South Africa, arrived here last night, twenty-nine days out from Cape Town The Montezuma made one of the longs; straight voyages on record, having eafle ti.OOO miles. The mules were dis charged at Cape Town, the Montezuma niC the next day for New Orleans She left this morning for Halifax, where idle wfB take the second Canadian contin gent to Sooth Africa, and a ill carry 2.690 2Ben. The officers of the Montezuma gave a tottering account of the American mules in Africa. Of her cargo of 1,885 mules, only SI died on passage, and most of these were lost during a severe storm in the West Indies The mules were very sea sick on the vovage, but recovered and were as lively as mules ought to be when they reached Cane Town. Tbey were not at all stiff when tbej landed, although they had been thirty one days without exercise of any kind. They were hurried to the front the very da after their arrival, the mules on the Montezuma and the Prah going to General Metbueu's army and the mules from the Corinthia to General Gatacre's army The mules were pronounced far more serviceable than the best trained army mules bought from Spain The American muleteers who went on the Mon tezuma, a majority .of whom bad intended to remain in Cape Colony, found conditions in Africa so unsatisfactory and unprom ising that near! all returned on the vessel The Manchester City, which carried a cargo of mules from this city, fared bsdly on her trip, losing 100, due to their being packed too tightly Major I Ftowie, of the British Lancers, reached here today to take charge of the shipment of mules from this port. He re ports that the British Government is so wett pleased with its trial of American moles that it will depend on them wholly In future The purchasing agencies in Eu rope have been abolished in accordance with this decbuon. AN INVASION OF CANADA. Member of He Order of Hihcriiiii-i Aihoculc tin Attack.. WOBCSSTSR, Mass, Dec. 24. Division 26, A. O. H.. of Worcester, at a meeting today took a vote to see how many mem bers would respond to a call to arms for the fBvasfcm of Canada should a call be made, and every hand was raised Com mittees were appointed to arrange a mass meeting to express sympathy for the Boers and hostility to Britain President James Xooaan said "Bagtand mast be harassed by every means the seed of revolution must be planted in her colonies and where oppor tunity exists irishmen most strike at the power of the British Government. The lot looked for opportunity is at hand, and If Irishmen fail to take advantage of is It BfUl be to their disgrace "Canada can be invaded There Is a strong omsnteation in existence which has been fot rears gathering money and recruits in anUcination of this invasion. The time to strike will be when the fortifications aw manned by the half-hearted Canad ians." Bke IlAtsPh iHder IIoit JIre. HAAUW POOBT. Cape Colony. Dec 1 d serai French shelled the enemy from dawn to 10 o'clock this morning. The British then relumed to their camp. More TrootM. for Sontli AfrloH. f LCl TTA Dec The Sixteenth Laucers now at Umbaila, have bean or dered to prepare to so to South Africa. Two thousand span horses will be sent from India also A tetini of file I.amlKliile. LONDON' Dec V -One of Ue victims of tbc laridfciide at AwalA, Italy. Friday was a daughter of Mr James Galloway Weir, member of Parliament foi Ross and Cro zsst y C oloiifl "VI nil on nt I 1 Gliolrt. C-riJt l ' t! .1 MJifb O ,. 1 Obetd Saturday Ke fourd the p a. on a meet of duc-tcd .ruinc am mm of un mm. A Kemxrkxble IIImki itj Marie hi the l'Hsti'wr Institute. LOXDOX Dec 25 The Pa- s correspon dent of the Morning Post" des::ibe3 ore j of the greatest dircove ie cf modern science, which ha jut been niad-e at the Pasteur Institute He says tbit Prof. Metcboikoff engaged in seeking ac nr ate doses of a tciies of lymphs, each of which will lejuvenale a particular organ of the human body. The profejeor objects to premature publicity and insisted that the correspondent only say that lie had bopec but the explanation of tie discovery may be taken to show that the main prob lem has been solved The correspondent Pnr utrfenfkMf' woerimeiKs show that the explanation of senile atrophv has hitherto b en erronotis The tee ry was that certain Mood eels d.?vojreI others, and the vital funetiOLS b g n to weaken The organic no sons thrown ojt energetically in youth were believed to remain in the eyetem in old age.or at le st to be ks energetical. ejected Tcese poisoned the finer ceils, whiie without action on those of the conjunctive tises The noble cells died, became the prev of the other or plebeian eel s thu- b mging atrophv to the organ wheie the meu morpboFis occurred Prof Me cjmko.1 has proved conUusivel thai, the noble cells are not dead in the organs atrop led by jseniHtj Moreover the ma be multi plied Bv assisting them in their strug.le with the plebeian ce.ls the continue to live actlvelv, at in vouth, and theo eMi call the organism will cease to gro old and life will be prolonged Prof. MetDh nitoff has found means of affording tiiis reeiaanc?, and the results al-ead obtained are exttaord-iwarj The di&coverv was made in the following manner M Bordet one of the piofeujr's pupils in 1SSS, published tie results of a unious experiment, which consisted of injecting the b oad of a rabbit into a guinea pig Later he Injected tre blood of this guinea pig into a rabbit, and the latter died "Prof Metcbnikoff sough! the causes of tie phecomenon and was soon convinced tifat the bleed of tfce guinea pig injected It) 1 rabbft or other vertebrae animal elaborates the poison iftuw w&Kec3 the rca glebuks of the blood and make them the prey of ttoe phagocOM Starting from lftie fact that tb poison elaborated in the guinea pig is faftai in large dosds Prof M&toanikoff argued tKat tfiu? action in fcmall doses must be stiiwitaflng On this is based the action of a medicines such as strych tAv: and arrenfic He therefore began to inject ic o rabbits feeble solutions of pre viously inflected guinea pfga' blood. A cubic iHei-re of the b'ood of rabbits, thus treated eonua!.ntd before the injections 3,000,OM red globule la three or four ays the number inatacsd to 8,000,000 A covcreJgtt remed against anemia has tLius been discovered, and the theor con certing the red globules has been con firmed An entire section of the Pasteur Institute is now working to find the specific serums for each particular organ If the b'ood Esrum acts on the red globules of the Hvct the arum must have a similar effect on the cells of the Uver, that of the braSn on tfee brain, and so on. Ths ex peri meets have demonstrated this. A spe cific k1de?y eeruot was found some days ago The professor is now deaermlning tw exact Coss tar mtdioai mirposee. The dis cover has now pa&sd the nsriod' of mere laboratory experiments The cdehmted Dr Vide is now at work on human ' serums " 1 The correaponiiEOt dataws attention to the I obvious result, the great protongationi ot human life, if everything is successful. THE HOLY YEAH BEGINS. ImiireNl-c CereiiKniies at Peter'i tslicrins in the Jubilee. ROME, Dec 24 The interesting cere mony of opening the holy door of St Peer's was performed todaj by the Pope with all the pomp that accompanies the sol emn functions of the Church The event marked the beginning of the Hoi Year. A very large assemblage was present, in eluding Cardinals Bishops, oiliclate of the Vaucan. and a great number of the laity from all parte of Europe Some Americans witnessed the ceremony, which occupied two hours and a half. The Pope kept up well He looked fairly well, though his face was very pale and wan. He was constantly etniHng His voice, which was at first weak, graduall gained in strength and he was not troubled by the cough with which he was afflicted for several days past VESSELS COLLIDE IN A TOG. , The Ship lIe to Pioeeed to Tlicir I DeUnutioii. j LOXDOX, Dec 24 The representative of Lloyds at Bowling telegraphs that two J steamers, supposed to be the Tanui and the Gulf of Ancud, collided in a deiuie fog about 3 o'clock near Dunbarton One seaman was drowned The Tanui proceeded for Glasgow and the Gulf of Ancud for Ureen- 1 ock A Central Xews despatch definitely states that the Tanui and the Gulf of Ancud were the vessels in collision VILATTE'S PLEA REFUSED. The isoeedliiar Iriel lt Itceelv cd at the A iilii'im. NEW YORK, Dec 24 News lias just been received in this city from Rome that J Hene Vilatte. head of the sect of Old Catholics in this country, who a year ago announced bis submission to the Roman Carbolic Church, has had a disagreement with the authorities in Route and a re sult has not beeome a Roman. Catholic Vilacte catted himself an Archbishop of the Old Catholic Rite, but it seems the Roman Canhoiic authorities would not recognize him as such The Old Catholics are seceders from the Roman OachoHc ClMircli who do not accept the decrees of the Vati can council of 1S70. including the doctrine of the mtallibiUu of the Pope It was understood hTe that VibiWe was in Rome preparing to be received into the Roman Catholic Church But news comet that he bus left Rome and gone to Cn kjnd. It is said tliat to his cose at Rome two questions were conrt'dered The first concerned the recognition of his sacerdotal and Episcopal orders and this point could not be allowed The Ifintperor Bin it's the Ifntehef. BEBXJX. Dec 24 At the unveiling of one of the monuments to the Hohenrollern princes on Saturday Emperor William for mally buried the hatchet between himself and the magistrates of Berlin b announc ing the imperial confirmation, aftet eigh teen months' delay, of the election of Herr Kirccbner as chief burgomaster of the tit The ICIhmImc Pmtses Kitchener. CAIRO, Dec 24 The Khedive has- pub lished an order in which ho records his ap nreeiation of l.nrd liitahMiar'a oc.rv.rxu, t j the Egyptian army and) to the country i wnicn, the Khedive says, has resukei In 1 the complete extinction of Mahdism and ins rwxjaqucsi 01 ine fcouoan. ISiikIuiiO WniitN DcluKa Jla- . LONDOK. Dec 28. A despatch to the hronlclc" from Vicuna, says the "Xeue 1 Frt i I - see's" London correpofldnt de- " uret Uj ICngland has issmnod nogotla- I tions wl.h Portug?! fcr fcae puiciia.e of j mlurci Raj. IQ1ED OFF HATTBRA8 Tncniy-One of Hie Arioafo's Orcw Lost in Sight of Shore. A Uritisli Mi iiiiisliiti (.lies Vuiouml During :i IM:h iml mill llcttiv M.-rinee Ito:iloncIs of the ( 1 evv hv:iniK il 'I 1 ine to Itcncli l.nml KiKiit Snvd lj the Breeches IS110. XORrOLK, Dec 24 The British eam ship Ariosto, Captain Bainss, went ashore near Cane Hatteras this morning and twen-t-one men of her crew are drowned The ship, a vessel of 2,265 ton. legifeur, owned b R MacAndrews &. Co , of London, sailed irom Gaiveeton December 17, for Hmnbuig, ia Xorfolk, wltn cargo of couon, cotioa seed meal, wheat, ami corn At 4 o'clock this moimng, during a high wind and heavv son, she struck upon a shval six miits youth of rhe Haittenus life saving station, and immediate! the lives of thirt men who composed her crew were in imminent peril, because of tiie heavy seas that swept over her and tire high wind blowing in-shore which threatened to dash her to pieces The crc-ws of rhe Ocracoke and Ilatteras life saving stations and others on the beach taw that the men on the steamebip were preparing to launch a boat Effort were made to signal them that no boao. could live in tao high seas intervening between ship and shore or hope to reach the latter thioufch iht heavv surf which daistoed trjiun it In tie darkness which prevailed awl tnc confusion aboard the vessel their bignuls were ueen or misunderstood One of the Anosto's boats was shortl put over the side and subsequent! tvo othena followed In ibssii twenty-one men, embarked and made for the shore They were tossed about b the scat. Soon one was capsized, and the crew, struggling in the watT for a short time, were overcome ami sank out of sight The loss of the other two follow ed saorti, and, in plain ght of ta waechers on the beach, ever man of the tws&. -one who embarlred in the boats were drowned. At last repotte none ol their bodies had been washed ashore Xot all of those aboard the Ansto es sad to come to land in the hip's boats as those on shore could discern so the lne tsvers set about iiviug to get off tho e nil on the vessel. The ship la ptett far off shore, so the Litle gnn was gotten out bv the crew of the Ocracoke station. After several abortive shots, a line a finally projetteo over the steamship and the end of this secured b the men aboard her To this line a hawser was attached, and the end of the strong rope be ng drawn aboard, was made fas., to the Ariosto's mast The breeches buo wts then sent out from the shore, aid in o this, when it reached the steamer one of the imperiled men wat embarkei He was hauled ashore safel. A stiff gale was blowing, and this, to gether with the heav sea, made the method of salving ver risk and the work ardous Captain Baines and the eight men who remained aboard the Britisner were all final! brought ashore Tne wo'k, how ever, consumed all of tod, and it ws near nightfall when the last cheer w?s given as the last life was saved Tn savel mpn are at the Ocracoke stat'on wnore Captain Jams Howard, who commanded the crew, will care for them unt 1 the can be sent to Norfolk Capt Henr Semour of the Merntt Wrecking Company, learning of the wreck tonight, immediatelv despatched the tug Rescue for Hatteras and will send the tug William Colle from thci. dav break to morrow A Luckenback tug will also go as soon as her crew can be gotten together Captain Semour taid that the Rescue should arrive at Cape Hatteras about 5 o clock tomorrow morning At last accounts the Ariosto was leaking but it was-believed by those on the shoi.j that she mav be saved The wind hah changed and is now blowing off shore, and the sea i subsiding This Increases the chances of Eaving the vessel and cargo The loss of life b the disaster was the greatest which has occurred otf this coast for twenty ears, and the rescue was, the life savers report, the most thrilling in which thev have ever participated FOUNDEHED ON THE EAR. 'I lie S((iiini'r 1,1111111 "Vim ion (Iocs )ov 11 OIT Vcn hnr port. NEWBURY PORT Mass , Dec 24 The thirt -eight foot steamer Laura Mai ion foundered on New bur port bar last night, and her owner, Capt Prank W Saigent, the master, and the engineer undoubtedl went down with the vesael, as parts of her small boat have washed ashore There was a heavv sea running and about C 10 o'clock the Plum Island life-saving crew saw lighu near the bar In an instant the lights disappeared and within an hour parts of the wiecked steam er come ashore including the pilot house boards, on which was painted "Laura Mar lon " The Marion was bound from Glou cester to this port with sixt barrels of herring kt, OIL SAVED THE VALENCIA. A Timihiiort's Tin illin- AotiiKc Tin onirh n Tcirlile btoi 111. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 24 The Armv transport Valencia arrived from Manila via Nagasaki this afternoon after a thrilling voyage, in which oil was used several times to save the big transjwit from possible dis aster Shortly affr leaving Manila the Valencia ran into a terrific storm and was foiced to run to the lee of Formosa for sheltei Af ter stalling out the A esse! again encoun tered the storm and whb obliged to peek shelter Oil had to be used to quiet the waves until the vessel could be brought about It took the Valencia fifteen das to roach Nagasaki Rough' weather v as also encountiied between Nagasaki and this port The Valencia came in ver light, and this condition made the voage one the officers are not likel to forget The vessel brings no soldiers and onl one passenger, Judge G B Earlv, of Phoenix, Ari Captain of the l.isic (lillln Drmtnul IIALirAN N S Dec 24 A few weeks ago the Gloucester schooner Liie Griffin put in at this port, reporting the drowning of two seamen in the heavy gale on the banks and Ihe breaking of the legs of a third sailor who is now 111 hospital Last night Capt John Griffin, her mastci, wab going aboard, when he missed his footing and fell in the dock His feet bacame caught in the cleats of his vessel so that he could not free himself and he drowned hanging by his feet The Italia Vlectn Ilea-x AVeiidicr. HALIFAX, N. S, Dec. 21 The Ham-biug-American steamer Italia, twelve das from Hamburg, bound for New York, put in this forenoon short of coal and re porting heav weather She has 278 pas sengers and will sull for New York in the morning. CHOSEN TO KHJj TO CZAR. Iii Deiiiixi'iv Jeli Hied KmMici TlnlTl VIuKe the l tempt. SAN TRANCIbCO, D.t. 24 II wa brought out at t.dft's inouest over the bod of Ivan Demisewich, a Russian who tomnriftcd suicide b taking carbolic add, tlie'i ho killed himself because he feared he would be murdured. owing to Ins failuru to make an attempt to kiU th? Csar It was shown tthat Demisewich was man of education and m ans, owniBg a valuable estate ire Russia acd having tnor y 00 de posit m New lork Demisewich be'onged to a nihilistic club that had it3 spies and agents in various parts of fine wwrld At a recent tession of ths club lots were drawn to determine who should iirocil to St. Petersburg and "remove" the Csar The lot fell to DemSetivich, amr his blood began to cool He feared to go to Rus a to at tempt tha Czar's life and drca'tol death at the hands of the Nihilists if he refused In his dii in-me rt eonchided to flee, and cme here three w eks ago with Alexander MViiiot, also A Russian Mrfirot ga-e out theee facts on tlte fciand and said Demise wich often spoke of Miicide A CHEISTMAS TEAGEDY. .Tiieol Hnnlo A eiilejitnl l Shoots ami lulls IIIh A Iff. j LOUISVILLE, Dec 24 Jacob Hunlon, ' an employe of the Louisville and Nash- , j ville Railioad and prominent in natioml I labor circles, tonight shot and 'tilled his 1 wife during a Christmas celebration at the residence of John Biechner. his brother-in-law 151 f Grason Street Tho traged was the result of an acci dent Hunlon was plavjng Santa Claus, and was dispensing presents from a large Cluistmas tree The children of the two families were pief.nt and all were having a joous time Htinlow had a revolver 1 and made those present kneel, one b one, pointing the weapon at each and telling them to pra to Santa Chuus When it came his wife's turn to offer tho wanted invocation, Hunlon pointed tho weapon ' at her, saing j ' Kneel, or I ll shoot ou " I The words had hardl passed his lips j when a report rang out and Mrs Hiinlow fell to the floor. She had been shot . through the heart and died in ten minutes Hei husband was full a minute realU- j ing what he had done, and the merrv part was changed to a scene of despaii Hun- J low made three efforts to pin .m end to 'lis own life, but was prevented from doing &o b other men prc-ent The killing was witnessed bv five small children of Mr and Mrs Ifunlow whose cries wore heartrending wlmn they saw their mother passing away, j SHOT BY A NEGEO THIEF. ChItnro DctcciivcH Have Yluriii ork f apt nrlnpr it (hoiilv, CHICAGO, Dec 24 While' attempting to arrest a negro thief at an early hour this morning Police Detectives James Mad den and James Cod wera shot by their prisoner at Dearborn and Thirty-first Streets Gladden was shot above the heart and in the arm His reeorrery is doubt ful. Cod escaped injury, a notebook in his pocket checking tho bullet which prob ablv otherwise would have hijrfeted a mor. tal wound. The negio eeca,)Ml. But was ariested later in the da He -was identi fied as Harrv Gra an elevator conductor Gray himself was seriousl wounded In the fusillade with the detectives The detectives noticed Gray acting in a suspicious manner and halted him He refused to give an account of himself, and the detectives with their prisoner, started for a patrol box Gra puiled away from hrs captors and all three diew their re volvers and began firing the negro being quickest to get hs weapon Into play THE VICTIM OF THUGS. V K.tiiMts AVomnii DrtiKKCil iinil Itnli hed 111 Vr 01 U. SAN FRANCISCO Dec 2 J Mrs Tnomaa Kaertson, who is believed to be the victim of New York thugs, ariived here yesterday on an overland train with Iter mind and health shattered and it is probable that her reason will never be fully restored Mrs Kaertson s home is in Fort Leawn worth Kas She arrived in New York from Sweden after a prolonged visit about December 1 Her husband wh6 In this city at the time and Mrs Kaertson inform ed him of her arrival b mail, but failed to give her address Kaeitson wired to Rev Mr Peterson a minister in Paterson N J , asking him to locate Mrs Kaertson b advertisement and inform her that $700 had been sent to her and was in the minister's care Mr Peter son advertised and the net da Mrs Kaertson called proved hor identity , and fcecuied tho mone with instructions to purchase a first-class ticket to Fort Leav enworth, where she would lie johied b her husband According to Mrs Kaertson's story, after Laving Pctorson's house she inimed atel returned to New "i orl and made all a--langements fcr her journey to For,. I caven worth After purchasing her ticket aud chocking her trunks she started dawn Bicadvvn, and on airiving at a point niar a Sixth Avenue elevated fetation she was grasped from behind chloroformed and hustled into a waiting hack The anes thetic was not strong enough to d. pi.ve the won an cnvlrel of her enr3, and she remembers that thc wa tki.en to a hotel on the Bower, wh tp the men gave hei anofhei dwe of chloio'orni, which rendotoJ her unconscious Then the thieves tore open ler wtit and stole lur mono, nearl $700 The thieves took hei ticket changed it for a 'econd class ticket to San Francisco, anil checked hei baggage .urordingl In a semi comatose condition Mrs Kaertson was placed aboard a train whkh left New Aork last Monday night The men who put lor in charge of the conductor said she had been dunking ard would no dojbt be her telf in the morning Tne woman t eve left hei berth until she nnived at Og'en where she developed symptoms of lnanit The conductor was about to put her off and place her in charge of officials tleie when Dr Thomas who happened to be traveling westward on th same train noticed symptoms of the drug on 'be wo man s lips Dr Thomas took Mrs Kaeit son into his care, administered opiates, and by the next morning she was able to relate her strange storv For a time the officials doubted her but when Uis search ed her clothing and found her waist upped md other evidences of rough tiealment the finall believed her Dr 1 nomas has sent Mis Kaertson to a private hospital, where- she will be cared for until hor hus band anhes from Fort Leavenworth. ConiuiiiRlit's Heiiiis( Denied. LONDON Dec 2i A semi-ofilcial state ment has been given to the press thnt tho Duke of Connaught. the queen's youngest son, falling under renewed pressuro to ob tain employment with tc forces in South Africa, applied to General Lord Roberts, asking that he be attached to his staff in any capacity independent of hfs mili tary rank, which is that of a genernl Lord Roberts consented bnt tho Govern ment declined to sauction the appointment An InIiliiiian Shot In a Uuniicl. DLIZABETH, N. J , Dec 24 Michael Grogan, fort -five cars of age, and an Englishman, was this afternoon shot and killed by Tred Davis, colored The shoot ing took place in ' Peterstown " an Italian j quarter, and was the outcome of a iow 1 that occurred in a saloon Giogan was shot in the heart. Davis ts aped. CHANGES Di THE SBHATB A Coming Caucus fo Name a Secre tary anil Sei'geaiit-at-Anns. Opposition (o Present IiieiiiiiheutH n Id lo Hn-ve De eloped Amoiijr the AoiiiikCi Hcpiilillciin MemlierN Dim. c.ission in en 1 rk Over the ice I'lcxidciitiul Noniinntioii. NEW YORK, Dec 24 -A number of l.'iited States Senators were in town to night The wili remain in New Yorfc un til aftei the holiday season It was made known by some of them today that when the Senate convenes early in January a caucus is to be called to name new officers of the Senate. Tho present Secretary, Wil liam B Cox, is a Democrat, and so is Rich aid J Blight, Sergeant-at-Arms. Manv of the assistants of Mr Co aie Democrats and a few of the lieutenants of Mr. Bright are Democrats This could well be the case under the last Senate, which stood Republicans, 44, Democrats, 3!, and all othrs, Silver Republicans and Populists, 32 Ihe Republicans could not have things their own way, but now the situation is entirely changed, as the Senate is Repub lican over all by a good majority. The Senate ciucus is to be called to name successors to Secretary Cov and Sergeant-at-Vrms Bright These are two powerful places Many of the older Senators seem to believe that Colonel Bright has made himself particularly useful, while some of the younger Senators believe in a ne.v deal all around It is stated that Senator Henry Cabot Lodge has a tandldare for Mr Cox's place, and that a fen Senators would like to see Alonzo F. Stuart, Doorkeeper of the Senate succeed Colonel Bright It ap peals that a majority of the Republican Senators believe that Cox and Brigut, as Democrats, should be retired and Repub licans put in their places More or less discussion was heard as to the Vice Presidential nomination The politicians in Washington, it is said, do not take the boom of Lieutenant Governor Woodruff seriotifly, and some said that the boom for Blihu Root, Secretary of War, was started by Cornelius N Bliss and his friends Up to tne present time, Secretary Root his taken no steps to advance his cause In the estimation of the majority the New York delegation will be divided, and in that event a far Western candidate may be named Former Governor Bradley, of Kentucky, Is already in the field An other Southern Republican candidate was mimed tonight He Is Senator Jeter C Pritchard of North Carolina But should theie be a serious split In the New York delegation tho Muniment favors the tak ing of a Vice Presidential candidate from west cf the Missouri River It is pointed out that Ohio, President McKmley's State, is no longer considered a Western State, and it may be said that Senator John M Thurston of Nebraska, has been mentioned as a far Western possibility Other far Western candidates artf being discussed, and the sentiment did not tonight seem to favor Mr Bradley of Kentucky or Mr. Pritchard of North Carolina. A SIGNIFICANT BANQUET. The Pi lends of Colonel Mr? nit to As semble on .laiinnrj h. OMAHA, Neb Dec 24 The Ja-ksonian Club will open the Br an campaign here on January 8 There will be present at te banquet W J Bryan, Governo- Hogg, of Texas, Representative E W. Carmack, of Tennessee, David Overns or, of Kan. a , Cari ttr Harrison, of Chicago, John P At geld of Illinois, Clamp Clark and forme Governor St in, of Missouri, Gongressoun iowne. Coin Hnrve, and Senator William B Allen, of Nebiaska, and otaer p ominont Democratic leaders It is no seciet among the friends of Colonel Bryan that the occasion will really be a formal opening of the Presidential campaign Colonel Bryan will speak on ' The Nation," and his Democratic friends understand that the effort will be an ar raignment of the Administration's expan sion policy Cnrter Harrison will respond to the toast The Man of the Hour ' It Is understood that the man of the hour as the Chicago leader sees it will be Bryan. Hogg of Texas will speak on the "Hope of the Democracy " btone and Clark of Missouri will bo h speak, but their subjects have not been selected DEATH OF COLONEL JOHNSTON. (.en. Robert 11. Lie's Stan O Ulcer Mie ciiiiihs to l'ninlsis. ORVNGE N J Dec 2! Col Stmuel K Johnston, who ered throughout tte Civil Wai on the staff of Gen, Robert 13 Le, died today at his residence, S2 Es sex Prrk Street, East Orange, of exhaus tion, following an attack of para y is. Colonel Johnston was? born in Tairfax Count Va sixt -two ears ago He was a civil engineer, and at tho time of the breaking out of the wai he was t-avaling on a railroad when tome one told him that the South hud seceded Pulling the bell tope Colonel Johnston stopped the t-ain and alighting from it walked back to Alex. andaia ami raised ami equipped a company. He was on the staff of General Stuart foi a short time and for near! four ears wab on the staff of General Lee, serv ing as lieutenant colonel, receiving his commission as a colonel just as the war was about closing At Gettsburg he 1 d General I ongstreet at the top of the hill when the battle was wavering and where the men were exposed to the fire of the Fedei il troops fter th" clobe of the warCo'onel John pton icturned to Virguiii but found his estate entnely destroyed, and started out to begin life anew He went with tae Balti more and Ohio Railroad as a civil engineer. Since then he had workeJ for a number of lailioads including the Ohio and Mis is slppi and the Erie with which he bad been connected for the past eleven years, and until the time of his de&th thougn he ittiied fiom active service threj cars ago A COAL STRIKE THREATENED. The BM11111111011H lllneis Will Insist on II in hei nes. ALTOONA, Pa , Dec 24 Mass meetings of bituminous coul miners have been called to take place all ov ei this region December 1 on which date the operators must ac cede to their demand or a general strike will bo ordered Leaders of tho miners say 30,000 men stand leady to throw dovn their tools if the advance is not granted They hope however, that an amicable adjustment can be reached Absolute ac quiescence on the part of the operators alone will avert a general strike The confidence of the mineis is shown by their methods of calling mass meetings Decem ber 27 The assemblies will be held at each cential mining point, where the ac tion of tho operators will be made known The cool operators In this city have not the least doubt of the earnestness of tho men Heie and everywhere they .iro try ing to hold the men to the wage scale signed for a. year last April The miners cluim the operators nullified this them selves by violating it time and again. Voi folk iV, iihhiiiKrton Steamboat Co. Delightful trips duly at 0 10 p 111 to Old i'oint (unfrrt Ncwpirt Vw, Norfolk, auJ lrguua lkaih lor kcIilUuIi, hce pjfe 3, TO DEAD AT BRAZNBLL WINE. vch limit ch HecMMorcd and flic Search Mill Progress! iitf. IXIONTOWV Pa De. 24 - U 7 o clock this evening seven boliea had been removed from the Brazncll mine The dead from yesterday's disaster are now estimated at twenty, but it is feared that come of the victims may not be removed for several days, owing to ths wrecked condition of the mine, which forbids entrance to many of the workings The rescuers are labor ing heroically. Mine inspectors from all the adjacent districts sre assisting with the work. The stench of decaying flesh in the mine is sickening The ftm body was removed at 10 o'clock this morning and ths work confnued slowly, but st-adi y all day Following are the victims so ar le covered Henry Hsger. miner, forty-live, leaves a wife and four children, Samuel Meese, thlrty-flve. wife and five children, Albert Meese. son of Samuel Meese. aged fourteen. William Thomas, thirty-two, wife and four children. Mike Matsick. enly arms and chest recovered, Pete Oris, Mike Rohal Coroner Taj lor summoned a Jury this afternoon and began the inquest The jury viewcl the bodies and adjourned till Tues day, when it is hoped the other victims will be taken out and the inquest can be continued. A SOUTHEPvN PACIFIC WEECK. Piv e People Killed mid n, "11111her Serious! Injured. POMONA, Cal , Dec 24 Five people were killed and a number was Injured in a Southern Pacific train wreck this even ing The train was completely wrecked. A PAPAL DECREE ON MARRIAGE. Special Dispensations During 1900 Must Come Prom Home. NEW YORK, De; 4 V cl.cu'ar letter, just transmitted by Archbishop Cor igau to the clergy or the diocese make? known the fact that the Catho'lc authorities in Homo have issued an important decree bearing upon the celebration of the jubilee of the hoi ear One effect of thi decree it is said, will be to make difficu't the manlage of a Catholic and a Protestant by a priest in the year 1800 Such itairiaes in the Catholic Church axe a"owed only by compensation of the bishops- But for th holy vear this power of dispensation is sas pendel The decree gays that whce.er goes counter to the decree incurs the wrath of Almighty God and of the apos es Peter ami Paul The marriage of a Catholic and Protea ta'at by a priest or a mixed ma-Mage, as it is called among Cathoiles, is allowed by dispens? tion that removes irregularities and impedimenta Archbishop Corrigan, in the circular to his clergy, says tta tae Pope suspends certain faculties to oreia aries of tnoceses ' so that at this s axn particularly, Rome should be the gieat fountain of mercy and spiritual favors for the Catholics of the entire world " This U understood, in Catho ic circles, to mean that only by applying le t t) Rome shall dispensation be granted dur ing the ear 1900. THE TEXAS PASSES TN- "Wltli the Maine's Dead She I3nteri C hcKiipenke- Hn . CAPE HENRY a. Dec. 24 The United States battleship Texas passed la the Capes tonight She baa on board the Maine's dead NEWPORT NEWS Va , Dec 24 The Army and Navy veterans of the Soanish American war under Col J C Baker, of . the Second Virginia, and Capt. C C Berke ley, of the Fourth Imuiunes, wili meet the bodies of tbc Maine s dead on their arrival and will escort them to the funeral train. All the volunteers from this city Hampton, Phoebus, and vicinity and regulars will be on hand when the Texas drops anchor off the city. A BIG BLAZE IN NEW YORK. Tlie Hei lin-.Tones ISu elope Company Sustains a Loss of :NO,QOO. NEW YORK Dee 24 The six-story brick building at 134 and 136 William Street occupied by the Berlin-Jones En velope Companv, was swept by fire er!y this morning 'vith a loss o' ifWO in that and adjoining buildings. The n-s was dis covered at ! 15 o'clock by Pollman Groce, who sent in an alarm second, third, and fourth alarm followed in rapid suc cession as soon as the fireoici arrived, for the entire betiding was ablag' inside and the tightly closed shutters ami doars made it almost impossible for th firemen to get at the flames After the roof baJ fallen in several adioining buildings a ere in serious dngr and two were lamaged. It took iue depdt intent a full hour to gain control of the blase The. Berlin-Jones building was built ninety years ago and wis ne of the oldest in the neighborhood H is a total wreck, entailing a loss of V0 'WO The building at 112 William Street, oc cupied by Henry Alien, wnoie.iale drug gist, was damaged to the etnt of I1P.HNJ, 2nd Thurston & Bradish. importers of gum. 13S William Street sustained a loss estimated at $15,000 Some damage by water was done to the build'ng at 14 J William Street A DONATION rROM THE CZAR. Tvvent' 'I housimd Roubles for a (hurch in ChieiiKO. CHICAGO, Dec 2i The Cxar of Russia has donated 20,000 roubles, or about $10,000, for the erection of an orthodox Russian Church in Chicago at Leavitt and Haddon Stieets Bishop Tyson, of the or thodox Russian Church, is in Chicago ar ranging for the expenditure of the money. He will renuun in Chicago until after New Year when he will go East with Dean Ivan Nedzelnltzky, of Alexander Nev sky Church, llegheny Pa. The Bishop will stop in Allegheny and Pittsburg, and then go to New York The Plant Aill Contest. NEW H WEN, Conn . Dec 24 - n ap plication has been made to tht probate court in this city fur an extension of time in which to file an inventory on the estate cf the late Henry B Plant, the railroad millionaire, whose will 13 being contested bv the widow The petitioners want sixty days' more time from December 30 in which to make readv the inventory of Mr Plant's vast estate The petition wi'l be beard in a few day s The Plant property is situated 111 a dozen or more State and subject to many conditions It is not unHkely that a still further continuance will be required. Gifts for Vhsent soldieis' Children. VAHITESTONE, N Y, Dec J4 When the members of Companies A ami B of the engineers went from Wilhrts Poicit to Ihe Philippines tbey left their families belated These IrJChided many chihiren, and their Christmas looked verv gJomy to them, un til the soldier comrade 3 left at Willets Po nt got up am airtateur vaudeville enter laranunt tmkl cleared $72 ninth they in vested in a Christinas tree and in presents for all the soldiers' children In the post amusement hull tonight forty-nine chikh-tb as---mbled and iong or gave recitations and afterward received the prems that had been bought for them All the officers and their families were present FJynn'i Business CoIIckc, Slh and IC. Business, ihi.rti.and, tjpcwiiting S25 a year. CAUSES OF THE FAILORB An Official Statement Regarding the Globe National Bank. A Personal Lonn of ?G0,M)( io ihe President Dlncocreil by the Htx 11 111 In or The Amount Mnde Good by beenritlen AVlituU Have Sfnoc- De preciated In A'nlnc The Oierrirnft BOSTON, Dec W.-Thte evening, acting under the authority si Cbmptro 1st Dawes. D. G. Wing, national bank examiner and temporary receiver of the Globe National Bank, wrote the following statement ot ihe circumstances immediately preceding the closing of the institution "About August 1 I came to Bo on under the new system inaugurated bv tlte Comp troller of the currency for the -jiecial ex amination or banks. On September 9 I found $800 000 of the Globe bank check outstanding wh eh did not appear upon ice books. Mr Cole admitted this to be hu personal loan I felt to tloe the ba k would eause not only the failure of that bank, but alo by reason of rs relations to other banks brokers, and business bouse: the probable failure of severa' important banking and business Arms aad individ uals. Consequently Mr Btge'ow who was the only director within reach Mr Cole, and myself went to Washington and la d the matter before the Comptroller Mr Bigelow agreed to personally guaran'ee that Cole's shortage should be made good to the bank at once. Cole hav ng turned over certain securities to him and Messrs. Clark and Coohdge assisting in guaran teeing Mr Bigelow. "TB8 Coinpno Ur of the Curresy di rected that Mr Coie should rr gn at once as president that fih whole ix ujer should be laid before the dSrectoi ad that I should et the- proper time report the facts to the district attorney Vt his unw Merrrs. Ccoitdg.3 tkA Clrk re each bor, rowing not mor. unen $100 M0 r ' tie- bank with plenty of sscority at ths. fcm market prices, and each had about 975 0- 0 cash on deposit Mr Blge-jow owed, ret more than tho. and had more than enough on deposit to pay has loan On the follow . MooJay CcoIitTge and Clark gave Cole $S Me Cole aided $120 000 of his own moi. . anl re psid S200.CCO of the $606,00 Th 1 balam e $400,000, was paid in tort daji by the sate of Coles scurries, a part birg bcugn. by Coolidge aijj Clark through ihe.'- respective broke s. "The bank s assets were thu, betferp 1 by $600 000 in caah. About a month lat-r the facts so far as known were ai-l be fore tne full board of directo-- and f Hi ther investigation showed that there we-e 2300.000 more of cheeks ouMtandiag net on the books and that the Indebtedness of the Lovelt Arms Company was really much in excess of the amount shown bv the books and that Mr Cole was himself personally the holder of nearl? $500,000 of ihe Lovell paosr. There was also found an apparent avaedrsfr of the Squires anointing to $6Ssaoa m addition to their -eialar loan whwh itself was in excess of the Wi 000 Jmit "'Mr Cole admitted his respon ibtl rv fo. I his overdraft either to the bak o to the Squires and turned r o 'he bank his own securities including ihe Lcjvell paper owned by him to ecure the entire indebtedness, for nnirh he ad mitted responsibility Th'-, r-.Minted to nearly $1,090 000 and the secur ties turned over, at their market value fere on 8idembly in excess of thi- im. unt 'he six directors and Messrs Olidge icl Clark then entered into a wrnt a guar in tee that these securities sboul 1 be suffi cient to make good the Cole jn !ebtedn.s Mr Stevens who was eletui president on November 8 the directors x 1 Me-r Coolidge and Clark have -ine then don everything in their power an i -ave mad great personal sacrifices to the bacJc from failure "The bank s assets are b't off to ay-- . by about $70v 0t eash, ovtr 5100 000 of - notes and securities, ad thr pergonal guarantee of these genteinzea -tian it was at the time I brought the concur o . of affshm to the attention of the Compt ol'e Th connection of Cole witn the o 1 a le i cop per Interest was not the causk o u& Cms a National Bank's failure bat b oanctfosv, with these companies had pro toVI htm with securities amounting ia the igrega e, at the then market prices to nearly $1 5, 000 These securities were not tr the bask, when I examined it, bnt were pat up later by Mr Cole to secure his indebtedness. "I make this statement at this time to correct the various rumors no v in ctrcnla tion as to the failure of the G'obe Bank. In justice to Mr Bigelow, it should b stated that, as on September 9 be was tha largest individual depositor in the bsak. he was also the largest when the haste closed its doors." HIS BONDSMEN jVITJST PAY. Judfcnient Afirninst Sureties of Charles Warren SphIcIIhk". CH1CVGO, Dec 24 The bondsmen ot Charles Warren Spalding, former PresV dent of the Globe Savings Bank, wars ya& terday called upon by verdict of a Jury t pay $231,267 98 to ths trustees of tho Uni versity of Illinois. Spalding was treasurer of the univeTsitz and was short $472,73$ when the CBsfr Bank toppled. The bank suffers to ths extent of $2,500,006 and Spahttag was givar an indeterminate sentence in Jo 1 t He was brought back to give evidence ha thia suit, and will be returned to JoJiet ssott May Louise Erwin, the fascinating type writer girl whom he educated and who r blamed for much of his trouble e now hi? wife. They were married in the Ceofe County jail one year ago, after Spalding ww sentenced She ia living here with a parents and working hard to obtain a van don for her husband. Before the failure of his bank etronsj financial interests offered Spalding assist ance if he would drop Mtes Erwin. Mo refused and went to the penitentiary. Ilia wife obtained a divorce and the banker was abandoned by all except tho woman he re fused to desert So has already enlists! prominent politicians in her efforts for a pardon. A WYOMING COAL DJSAi. A Company With $B.OO.00 CmmI iHCornorHted. CHEYENNE Wyo, Dec 21. Braatoa fe, Wells, senior member of the shoo manufac turing firm of A. D Wells Co., of Chi cago, has filed Incorporation papers off tan Excelsior Rock Spring Coal Company and the Monarch Supply Company, with th combined capacity of $3,00.0. AVealthy residents of Wyoming have as sociated themselves with Mr Wells, who had acquired (he title of a large and valua ble tract in Sweetwater county, Wyoming, There are seven distinct veins of high grade coal, and it ia the Intention not only to mine coal on a large scale, but also to manufacture coke by the Hemingway pro cess, which has been tried suceessfally y the Letters in Chicago. A line will be established at th mines which will be reached by a railroad tve miles in length and connecting with that Union Pacific ac Rock Springs. Largo buildings, fpr power plants ., stores and cottages for the employ e& ure in process of erection.