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German Pnfesier Qirei Hit Ideal of Cob
of ihe 8toriei of the BiV.
Each in Hi Opinion Wn Aoeomp&nitneit
to Giving, of Law U Moies.
Other 8'mhr Phenomena Mentioned in
Varioui Piacea in thi Scripture.
Believes It la Hot Located In the o-
Called Mnaltle Peninsula, bat
Probably More Remote from
Fgypt'and S carer the lea.
fCopyright. 1904, by Press Publishing Co.)
" BERLIN, Jan. 23,-New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) "There was
nothing miraculous about he giving of
the law to Moses on Mount Sinai, as far na
the accompanying phenomena are con
cerned," declared Prof. Hermann Gunke"i to
the World correspondent.
Prof. Ounk.il, one of the most remarkuble
theological gladiators which Germany has
produced In the last generation, who has
V aet the reliKlous world talking, a young
.man for a German professor. In about to
. years old, fresh looking, falr-halred, be
spectacled and rather stout. He Is thor
oughly modern, uteriy removed from the
traditional type. He came to Berlin from
the University of Goettlngen about flvo
years ago, and has come Into public no
.tire because of his keen Insight, profound
Scholarship and fearlessness.
, "where was Binal, I cannot say. But
. the probability Is that it was not in the
o-called Sinaitlc peninsula. In all prob
ability It was more remote from Kgypt.
nearer the coast of the Red sea, and In
country where the Israelites could pasture
' their enormous flocks and herds. There Is
no reason to believe that the so-called
Sinaitlc peninsula, grew more grass In the
time of Moses than now. Now It Is 2 dry
desert, with here and there a grassy river
f bed.
"All through the Old Testament there
re references to volcanic phenomena. If
one only rends between the lines. Sodom
and Gomorrah, for example. The old myth
nays these two cities were destroyed by a
rain of sulphur and fire and that the
moke of the land went up as the smoke
' of a furnace. .The explanation of that Is
this was' a volcanic eruption. , .
"Read Psalms civ., 32: 'He toueholh the
Mils and they smoke." The reference to
volcanic acllonlln Isaiah xzxiv. 9, is still.
more evident: ' The streams thereof shall
-; bo turned .Into pilch and the dust thereof
Into brimstone end the land thereof ahall
ecoma burning pitch.' The writer evi
dently knew about streams of -lava, and
hence his Imagery. 7 ' . .
"In the. case of Stnal there can be little
doubt. It is , strange that the volcano
theory ha not Been put forth before and
accepted. .
"Just- look at Kaodus xlx. There is here
mention of a thick cloud on the mountain
and the voice of a trumpet exceeding loud.
It is well known to most travelers who
have visited active volcanoes that sounds
like a trumpet are often heard coming
from the mouth of the. crater. The same
chapter says that the whole mountain was
smoking because the Lord descended In fire
'' on it. The smoke rose from It as from a
furnace. , The. whole mountain trembled
and quaked greatly Passages in Deuter-
0 t onomy confirm the account In Exodus.
"Jehovah .came down on the mountain In
fir '-fhe mount burned With fire. It burned
1 ' Into tho heart of heaven, 'With darkness,
cloud and thick durkness. This must be
volcanic. The Mosaic myth' (sometimes the
professor used the '-word' 'saga' to mean
the HlblsV speaks of smoke, fire clouds.
In which Jehovah's splendid coming was
manifested, ,
"All 'throuRh the Old Testament there
ore numerous passages In prose and poetry
referring to tho Sinaitlc theory. We read
that the ancient God appeared to Elijah as
1 dutfe did to Moses on the same spot. God
Md broke the rocks to pieces. Then there
Was an earthquake, and after the earth
quake a Are. , . V
"In the poetical books we have allusions
to glowing coals, to the hot breath of
Jehovah, like unto burning rivers of brim
atone,, from mountains, melting llko wax. -
"In the rnlted States you have' great
wealth. Why not fit out an expedition of
learned men and send them out? They may
not find Blnal on the peninsula associated
with it. It may be further south along the
roast of the Red sea. It may not even
be a prominent mountain. Perhaps a clue
may be found In the fact that It took
Elijah forty days to reach Sinai from his
homo in Palestine."
Trip to Bo Made from Paris to Mce
at Speed of Maty Miles
I Per lloor.
(Copyright. 1904. by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, Jan. 23. (New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) The Paris,
Lyons A Mediterranean Railway company
has arranged a time table by which certain
trains ran run from Paris to Mitrsrll.es
In eight hours and to Nice In three hours
more. All that Is needed to put this
schedule In force is the sanction of the
minister of public works. The distance
from Iaris to Nice is, ' roughly speak
ing. 061 miles. So that to do the Journey
In eleven hours would mean an average
led of sixty milt an hour, without mak
Ing allowance for stops. But on the line
from Paris to Orleans, seventy-five miles
an hour has already been attained. 80 lb
blgh speed is no new thing la France. .
Few Fragments of Spinal Colons.
All that la Left of the Three
Wise Men.
(Copyright. 1M, by Prete Publishing Co.)
MILAN. Itsly, Jan S3. (New York World
) Cablegram Special Telegram.) The great
est attraction of the treasury of Cologne
formerly was the collection of the turns
of the three magi Caspar. Balthaxar and
Melchlor exhibited In a glass case, let
with priceless JweLs.
The reliquary and Its contents hsve Just
been given to the diocese of Milan and In.
.rud in the basilica of St. Enstorge with
pump. 1 11c remains 01 tns three
snagl who once crossed the plain to take
gifts to the child of Juda are now rep
resented by a fuw fragments of the verte
bral owl urns.
Did Sot Expert Decoration of Legion
of Honor Which Is too. .
f erred II I m.
(Copyright, I!H, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, Jan. a. -(New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) Much to his
surprise, Paul Helles, the famous etcher
and painter, has been decorated with the
cordon of the Legion of Honor. "I can't
Imagine why," says Helles, and modest as
he Is, ht means it.
Helles" art left a distinct impression In
New York, whence he was hurriedly re
called about a year ago by the Illness of
his much loved daughter, which proved
fatal. He leads a most retired life here.
When reporters seek his opinion on this
or that artistic -subject he la monosyllabic,
or, Instead of answering questions, falls to
sketching them with all his might.
He affects black In his attire, and, as if
for contrast, has an apartment entirely
fitted up In white. Most of his furniture
is Louis XV or Louis XVI, with an empire
chest of drawers here and there. With the
appreciative taste of a connoisseur, he has
picked up an Interesting collection of
Gerome was one of Helles masters at
the 8chc.ol Of Fine Arts.. Sargent and Dues
first Influenced him trtake up pastels. He
was successful from the Very first. Whist
ler wss enthusiastic about his work and
often went to Utiles' to romp with his
small daughter. At her death the gifted
American wrote tho most sympathetic of
letters to Helles.
Yachting Is HelltB' greatest delight. He
says that when he was a boy and poor his
one dream was to own a yacht. When he
acquired fame and fortune he bought a
fine yacht fiom the estate of an English
officer who ins killed In the Transvaal.
As early as May Helles sets out In the
yacht aiid cruises along the French and
English coasts. With him always Is one
of his friends, such as the artists Jeannlot
or Flament, but he works hard, often from
early morning-- "To me the sea at 5 o'clock
in the morning Is a marvelous thing." says
Helles. "Nor do I ever weary of painting
boats with their masts and sails whether
in port or at sea."
Here . the .artist never visits. He goes
out only to see his printer or a picture
dealer. He meets an old friend sometimes,
who says: "My child, sou are feverish.
You stay at home too much; come and take
a cooling drink." But Helles hurries to his
work again.
Have Jfo Intention of Visiting Itan
to 'Investigate Alleged
Radian Find.
(Copyright, 1904, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, Jan. 23.-(New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) M. Curie de
nial to the World correspondent the report
emanating from New York that he and
his wife would soon leave for America to
study the minerals alleged to be existing
li Utah and Idaho, from which radium can
be extracted. 1
'I can't Imagine the origin of the re
port," he aald. "I never heard of the
Captain Lawrence who is said to be as
sociated with me in the scheme.""-
"My wife and I both detest traveling.
aside from bicycle outings, and would dread
crossing: the Atlantic. Besides, I believe
that we can serve sclen.ee better here in
our laboratory." . ' .
' M. Curie is ne of the most remarkable
personalities before the public. He is timid
and ' unassuming beyond belief. Recently
he unwillingly consented to become a can
didate for membership In the Academy of
Science at the same time as M. Amagat.
In making the customary calls on the
academicians who would do the voting, M.
Curie deprecated his own candidacy and
Insisted that M. Amagat was much nore
worthy than he The result was that he
brought about M. Anuurat'a election.
,M.' Curie's struggles w tlh poverty 'during
his first scientific researches Are renerally
known. Ha himself relates that after his
marriage ceremony he had o'nly 1100, a sum
not sufficient for an extended wedding trip,
so he bought two bicycles, and he and
his bride made a brief tour in the
The French scientific world is delighted
fhat.tho radium 'discovery was made In
France. The press teems with accounts
of the Jealousy of Arperican scientists, who
are said to have a habit of arrogating all
remarkable discoveries to themselves,
religious' "orders wealthy
Ona Two Hnudred Million Dollars
la Bonds of tho Got
(Copyright, 1904, by Press Publishing Co.)
ROME. Jan.J3.-(New York World Ca
blegramSpecial . Telegram.) The recent
conversion ef Italian government 4 per
cent bonds Into 34 has brought to light the
enormous accumulation of property by tho
religious orders in Italy since 1870. Every
order has been obliged to deposit Itst bonds
at the Uanca d'ltalia for conversion, and
statistics collected by the government re
sulted in the discovery that In thirty years
$3)0,000,000 in government securities have
been accumulated by the several religious
It Is estimated that their holdings in real
estate In the city of Rome amount to 1100.
OOO.OuO. Since the expulsion of the religious
orders from France the members who have
taken refuge in Italy have brought with
them personal property amounting to more
than $1,500,010. It Is estimated that the
expenses of the religious orders In Italy
amount at present to more than 14,000,0(0
a year, principally for educational pur
Former sedalln Teacher. Gets Decree
with Donble Honors at tho
Berlin lalversity.
(f opyrlght, 1904, by Press Jubllshlng Co.)
BERLIN, Jan. 23. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) Ina A. Mll
roy, who passed the most brilliant .exam
ination in Berljn University, receiving Ins
degree of doctor of philosophy with double
honors a distinction gained by only one
other woman la from Petrolt, Mich. She
la the Arat woman chemist to obtain a duo
tor's degree in Germany.
Mina Milroy was a school teacher in Se
dalla, Mo., In ISUO-fts. and then after some
further prtparatlon at home came to Ber
lin to study cherulstry. In U01 ahe passed
the first examination on this subject for
the degree 8h wrote a very technical
thesis on "The Influence of Inactive Sub-
Lstancea on Optical Rotation In Grape
BJgar, defending her point . with great
cleverness, against three opponents.
Four other American women in Berlin
have received the doctor's degree in art
and history, but their success waa Lot ao
striking as that of MUa Mtlrvy.
Pope Order Fetitiom for Disiolntion of
Marriage Beodi Be Carefullj Ex i
.- Nv?v.
Hameroui Initanees nurch Hai
, Been T ?s' , pon.
Eacred Belio Taken from Vat'caa and Be
tamed to Former Beating Plaoe.
Action of Bishop Katrangea Govern
ment and Colombian Liberals
Also Threaten to Change
Status In that Country.
(Copyright, 1904, by Press Publishing Co.)
ROME, Jan. 23,-(New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) The large
number of applications to the Roman Curia
for dissolution of marriages has alarmed
Plus X, who has ordered that hereafter the
Congregation of the Council, which bus
charge of all these cases, exert the utmost
care that decrees of this kind be denied
until undisputable proofs are brought for
ward that the' marriage was contracted
under an existing nullifying Impediment
and that In no case slmlP the mnrriaga be
dissolved when It is known that the reason
of the application is the desire of one of
the parties concerned to marry again. The
rumored Intention of the duke of Orleans
to bring such a suit In crder to marry tho
young Princess Metternlch was tho last
straw that Induced the pope to look Into
the matter of the number of applications
now jending in Rome and the remedies to
be, sought. Plux X was deeply effected
when Prince Frederick. Schonberg-Walden-burg,
for, whom he himself had performed
the marriage ceremony In Venice, apj led
for a dissolution of his marriage with
Princess Alice, daughter of Don Carlos, on
the 'ground of error, and he decided that
the time had come to put a stop to the
numerous rppeals to the Curia In such
matters. Pending before the Congrega
tion of the Councils are riow many suits
for dissolution, among them one Instituted
by Princess Rosplglioss, who was Mrs.
Parkhurst of Bangor, Me. Nearly a dosen
German noblemen have of late years ob
tained decrees of the same kind from Rome
and some of them have married again, to
the great scandal of the comunltles in
which they live. In many cases It has been
found that persons have received decrees
from the Roman congregation where the
laws of their own country did not admit
of their marrying again, and this fact has
given rise to; serious complication. Here
after it will be extremely difficult for Cath
olics to obtain any such decrees of disso
lution from the Roman Curia.
The many complaints frotn American and
Australian M shops, regarding the ahnr work
or the propaganda have led to a proposal
to extend the power of the metropolitan In
every ecclesiastical province In Australia
and the United States, In order that many
cases which are now tuhmltted to Some
may be decided by tho crchblshops at the
head of the provinces.' The American
archbishops, who are to' meet In Washln
ton at the end of this month, have been
asked to submit a list of the faculties and
privileges they may desire,
Returns Dead of John the Baptist.
The head of St. John the Baptist, which
was brought to Rome in the early cen
turies by Grecian monks and which hud
remained in the church of St. .Silvestro
until 1S70. has been replaced there by! order
of Plus X. When the Italian occupation
of Rome took pluee in 1870 Pius IX. rtarlng
profanation of churches and monasteries
on the part of the Italian troops, had the
relic removed to the Vatican,, where it hira
remained ever since, enclosed In a beautiful
urn of silver and crystal. The fathers
of the Pious Society of Missions, cnlled
Pallottlnl. win have fhe custody of the
precious relic, .which is exposed several
times a year to the veneration of the
public. . , ' .
The Congregation of the Index has been
called upon to forbid the work leeently
Issued by the famous Abbe Hqutin re
garding the so-called "Americanism" in the
church. The -author forcibly defends
"Amerlcanlam" . an.i ria . , .
. - ' - iu ueiiidiiniruie
Hhat It Is necessary that a forp of cathollo-
..7 louna. entirely Independent from
political affiliations. The abbe also states
that the views of father Hecker, Arch
bishop Ireland. Cardinal Gibbons and
Bishop Spalding has made these prelates
extremely popular in Europe. According
to this work' even the condemnation Issued
by Leo XIII has not modified the tenden
cies and attitude of some American
Catholics, and the European Catholics are
still following their example in the ex
pectation of a rejuvenated form of religion
Imbued with a spirit of liberality.
It Is the firm convlclion of knowing pre
lates that the congregation will place
Abbe'Houtln's work in the index In order
to discourage any possible revival of the
discussion in the church in America.
Panama Trembles Vatican.
The declson of the new Republic of
Panama to separate church and stato was
partly due to the bishop of Panama, Mgr.
Junguito, who bitterly opposed . the con
duct of the secessionists. The consequent
withdrawal of government support will
leave the clergy and churches destitute.
It is feared at the Vatican that If the
liberal party succeeds In electing its candi
date for the presidency of Colombia the
same policy of separation may be adopted
by the government of Bogota because of
the refusal of the Vatican to Interfere
regarding the secession of Panama.
Vntll now the Roman Catholic has been
the only church officially recognised In
Colombia and the xither religious bodies
have not even been allowed to build
churches. The support of the churches
and clergy Is furnished principally from
government funds, ai.d it is feared that
if the liberal party shall come out victor
ious, the same problems will face the
church In Colombia as confronted it in
Porto Rico. Cuba and the Philippine Islands
after the American occupation. ,
The Vatican has advised Mgr. Nozaleda,
former archbishop of Manila and recently
promoted to the see of Valencia. Spain, to
resign on account of the hostility of the
Spaniards. The archbishop will probably
follow this advice in the near future, but
In the meantime he baa begun suits charg
ing criminal -libel against several editors
who attacked him as a traitor to Spanish
interests In Manila when, after the Ameri
can occupation, he took sides with the In
vaders. The BpanUh government. In accordance
with assurances given to the Vatican, hus
(Continued on Second Page.)
Abbe Delsor Says Present Coarse Is
Raising. Ip an Outbreak of
the Rabble.
(Copyright. 1904. by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS. Jan. 23.-(New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram.) Abbe Dclsor,
who represented Molshclm, Alsace-Lorraine,
In the German Reichstag for fifteen
years and who was expelled January 7
from France when he was ubout to deliver
a lecture before the Catholic olub at Lune
vllle, has been making some remarks about
the Incident which the French dislike.
"The spectacle presented 'by the French
on this occasion," he declares, "does not
become a people free and republican. To
see the masses precipitating themselves
before generals, prefects and ministers rep
resenting debused Ideas, one would believe
one's self In the Orient In the presence of
that race of slaves which, prostrates Itself
to have the honor of receiving a kick from
the horse of a pacha on a pilgrimage to
Mecca. 4
"The grain now being sowed In France
in the matter of lay schools will soon bear
fruit. Not with 'impunity can one bring
up a generation with these doctrines and to
the sound of the 'Marseillaise,' a hymn
which has become and will alwa;- rest
from a thousand circumstances as the song
of the rubble."
Ily-ti strange coincidence an anarchist
explosion occurred on Boulevnrd Magenta,
on the 100th anniversay of the origin of
the "Marseillaise." The Incident of the
expulsion nnfl tho abbe's comments upon It
are attracting universal attention, the con
census of opinio.i being that the expulsion
was an arbitrary act.
Takes Aetora to Task for Failure to
rollovr the Lines of the
(Copyright, 1904. by Press Publishing Co.
BERLIN, Jan. 23. (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.)-Emperor Wil
liam Is the best Shakespearean scholar
In his court. He has an Intimate knowl
edge not only of the original English and
of the.splendid German translation, but of
the acting edition as well. Barnay. the
great Bavarian actor and theater director,
tells this story In his recenf Look of remi
niscences: .
"On one occasion on which 'Richard III'
was performed at the Berlin Theater Royal
ijt the presence of the emperor, the latter
sent for Herr Barnay at the close of the
performance and said to him:
" 'During tho performance, Hcrr Barnay,
four lines were said which are not to be
found In the original Shakespenre.'
" 'It la true,' returned the director. They
aro on Interpolation by Dlngelstaedt (a
commentator), to obtain greater clearness.'
"The emperor frowned and said: 'In fu
ture, Herr Director, see that you avoid
such r.utilatlon. We are not to play tricks
with Shapespeare.'
"A better story is about 'Much Ado
About Nothing.' The emperor wss listen
ing to Frauleln Poppe as Beatrice declaim
ing the beautiful speech beginning 'What
fire Is In mine eyes.' ,
" That's all wrong,' exrlahped ; his
majesty," turning to the empress. "'We'll
have Poppe up here after the performance
and I'll tell her how It must be done.
And after the performance he recited the
delightful little speech and Poppe said It
could not be done better."
Police Officer Wins by Strategy What
He Waa I noble to Do by
(Copyright. 1904, by Press Publishing Co.)
PALERMO. Sicily, Jan. 23.-(New York
World Cablegram Special Telegram.) A
squud of police at Blsacqulno, on the Jook
out for outlaws, discovered some saddle
hordes richly caparisoned tied to trees near
the road. Seeking the owners they soon
discovered a band of men picnicking on
the grass, who at the sight of the police
seized their guns nnd opened fire. The po
lice agents responded as quickly as possi
ble, suddenly realizing that they had stum
bled on a band of brigands.
The fire lasted for forty minutes, with
the result that Mirto, their leader (a fa
mous bandit), was killed and all the others
more or less injured. All the policemen
were either killed or disabled, except the
commander, who, by a strategic bluff, suc
ceeded in capturing the members of the
band who had survived. He gave orders
to cease firing, desiring to make . the
brigands believe lie had a large number of
reserve forces on hand, while as a matter
of fact not one of his men could fire an
other shot. . The wounded outlaws surren
dered and were made prisoners.
Paris t'adrrsjronnd Railway Does Kot
PTOilt by Lesson of Great
(Copyright, 1S04, by Press Publishing Co.)
PARIS, Jan. 23. (New York World Cable
gram Special Telegram.) An accident on the
Metropolitan railway this week shows that
the recent horrible catastrophe may easily
be repeated. ' The circumstances of the oc
currence this week were identical with
those of the other. One train, pushing an
other, waa run Into by the one behind,
causing slight Injuries to many. If the
motors had taken fire the conditions exist
ing before when eighty-four lives were lost
might have been repeated.
The changes and improvements ordered
by the police have not been made. The
same inflammable rolling stock Is in use.
No attention has been paid to the sugges
tion that instead of having one motor at
the head of tho train there should be other
smaller ones distributed through its length,
Isolated, and so disposed as to work In
dependently in case of accident.
Even the luminous signs erected to indi
cate the exits have not been made inde
pendent, but are on branches of the ordi
nary current. Worst of all, the third rail
remains uncovered.
Home Office Will Sot State When Mrs.
Mayhrlek Is to Pasa the
Prison Doors.
(Copyright, 1S04. by Press Publishing Co.)
LONDON, Jan. 23 (New York World Ca
blegramSpecial Telegram.) The World
correspondent has received the following
letter from the British home service official,
Akers-Douglas, with whom rests the re
lease of Mrs Maybrick:
Sir: I am directed by the secretary to
state in rep;y 10 the Inquiry in your letter
of the lbiti inst. that at present he can
make no eommunlcation as to the date of
Mrs. a'uybiUk's releaao. I am. sir, your
obedient servant, M. D. CHALMERd.
Mr. Chalmers is the permanent secretary
of the home offlco
Eastern Bireri Beach Highest Foint at
lire O'clock.
fieprti at La'.e Hour Ehow Waters Are
Stationary or Falling.
Timel7 'Warning of A-proaching Daiger
Frerenta More Danger.
Immense Damage Done by the I
aantlc fakes nnd It Is Estimated
yfbnt Shipping Will X 11 Iter
PITTSBURG, Jun. 23.-Thc flood d.mKer
at this point has passed. All day both
rivers continued to rise until 5 o'clock
this afternoon, when thirty feet and one
tenth was reached at the Monoiigahela
wharf. From flint hour on the water re
ceded slowly until at 10 o'clock the gauge
registered twenty-eight feet and station
ary. The temperature has gone down con
siderably, and a light snow is fulling. The
Allegheny is still full of running lee, but
It is much thinner than earlier In the day.
From the headwater points 011 both the
Allegheny and MononRahclu rivers tho re
ports tonight show them to be cither Sta
tionary or falling. At Oil City tho Allegheny
is thirteen feet nnd falling six Inches an
hour, nnd at Warren the river is station
ary. At Greensboro, on the Mononguhela,
the mark is fifteen feet six inches and
falling. Colder weather with snow pre
vails. Owing to the timely warning given of the
approaching high water the actual damage
done In Pittsburg- will probably not exceed
$500,1)00 to property.
The contdiuc'd rise, in the Allegheny fiver
today caused the water to force lis way
into no leas than forty-three manufactur
ing establishments. The, estlmuU? of the
number of men that are tTirown out of
work by the flood for ftym a half day, to
three or four duys, pluces the number at
40,000.' The loss to them In wages will go
close to $100,000. It is known that several
coul boats,' each holding 25,0X1 bushels of
coul, and two barges, each holding 15,000
bushels, were sunk. The loss on this prop
erty would bo about $100,000. Tho Model
barge and its cargo was valued at $35,000.
The Hornet No. 2 and the towboat Wini
fred, which sank at Marietta, were valued
at about $28,000. The loss on houseboats,
landings, false work at bridges, coal 'tip
ples and other river property wHl likely
amount to about $75,000, making the esti
mated loss on the river about $235,000.
The high water will have Its benefits as
well as damages. It is estimated that Tues
day afternoon the water will have fallen
enough to permit a rblumcnt of coaX-There
are la the neighborhood of 15.000,000 bushels
of coal awaiting shipment in and near the
local harbor. Already preparations are be
ing made to get out this product. Clncln-"
pat) and other down-river points have been
threatened with a coal famine for the last
week, but aid Is now assured. There are
enough towboat s in the local harbor or
within One day's travel to take out 10,000,
000 bushels of .coal. The Monoiigahela river
gauge at midnight reads 29.7 feet, and fall
ing about one-tenth of a foot an hour.
81111 in ah at WherllnK.
WHEELING, W. Vu Jan. 'JS.-The gen
eral flood situation at on early hour this
evening Is not so alarming. The high
water has entailed a good deal of priva
tion and inconvenience in the residence and
business sections of Wheeling snd other
towns up and 'down the river in this vicin
ity. Railroads and traction lines are oper
ating under difficulty. The river reached
a stage at 9 o'clock this evening of 40.7
and was rising at the rate of about three
Inches per hour. The crest will be reached,
it Is expected, early tomorrow morning
and a conseVvatlve estimate of the maxi
mum stage places It at forty-three feet.
EAST LIVERPOOL O., Jan. 23,-Busi-ncss
has been practically at a standstill
because of the high water in the Ohio
rlwr. Hundreds of families herd and at
Wellesville, O., have been compelled to
move on account of the overflow, gnmo be
ing taken from second story windows.
OIL CITY, Pa., Jan. 18. A sudden drop
In the temperature, bringing a light fall
of snow, which is general throughout this
section, hasi checked the river and the
water is fulling at the rate of six inches an
hour. The gorge Is from ten to twelve feet
higher In Oil creek and at Tyronville. The
water backed up for several miles, caus
ing apprehension. In the lowland districts
south of here many houses were swept
YOCNGSTOWN. O., Jun. 3,-No trains
are running on any of the steam roads ex
cept the Erie and since noon all the elec
tric lines in the city and Mahoning valley
have suspended operations. The water Is
still rlHlng and all police and firemen are
on duty to prevent loss of life. An ice
gorge Is formed north of the city and it is
feared if it breaks tonight It will carry out
all the bridges in tho city. Twenty-five
thousand men have been rendered idle by
the flooding of mills and factories.
L'ecomlaa; More serious.
' MEADVILLE, Pa., Jan. 23,-The flood
situation at 6 o'clock this evening Is tho
worst it has been and threatens to become
more serious. The French creek gorge Is
two miles long and Alls the channel.
CLEVELAND, Jan. 23 -As a result of a
sharp drop in truj temperature there was a
decided improvement in the flood situation
here. The river since last night has gone
down nearly eighteen Inches. It Is believed
all danger of further extensive damage is
over. !
LANCASTER, Pa., Jan. S3 -The ice on
Coneetoga creek went out last night and
carried away the new steel bridge of the
Luncaster sc York Furnace Trolley line.
Colder Weather Stops Floods.
CINCINNATI. Jan. 23.-The sudden fall
In temperature lust night has done' much
to remove apprehension of a flood. The
river here has actually fallen during the
night and Is almost clear of ice. At ports
mouth. O., the river is still ten feet lower
than here, and while there has been a
phenomenal rise at Piitslurg. there Is no
corresponding inflow- from the Kanawha
and other southern tributaries. This' condi
tion makes it reasonably certain that there
will be no disastrous flood on this part of
the river. The steamer Courier Is ex
pected to start from Maysville for Cin
cinnati today, and on Monday navigation
will be resumed In both directions.
COLVMBl'S. O., Jan. M.-Tie flood in
the Scioto river is receding. The water
stands at seventeen feet and six-tenths
Second Page.)
Forecast for' Krhraska Fair Sanday
and Monday! Warmer Monday.
1 Professor's Idea of Bible stories.
Divorce Scandals Worry the Pope.
Flood DnmnHC In F.nst la Heavy.
Fire Cannes Paiile In Skyscraper.
3 Working, to Solve Murder Mystery.
Keeps on Preparing for War.
llnaae Considers the Army Rill.
o Financial lalslatlnn Likely.
S fn from Nebraska Towns. t
4 Raise In Hnllrond Assessment.
Searrhlna; for ilndy Lost In Trnnslt.
f Kills Indlnn In Q on reel Over Trade
lllnahnm (-sins IMendlly In Contest.
Pnst Wrek In Omaha Korlrty.
T Indicts Senator Rnrton of Knnsns.
Democrats Ask for Correspondence
K Council II Inn's and Inn Kews.
8 Good Prnlta of the Knmsny Hill.
Pope on Church loslc.
Keliors of the Ante Room.
10 Ontnry Old Mystery of Proasln.
It Record of Omaha Postmasters.
Vnn Sant Realises Ills Ambition.
12 Amusements nnd 'Moslc.
13 Weekly llevlcvr of Sporting Events
14 Fdltorial.
15 Career of the late lltlacn Train.
IS Condition of Omnlin's Trndc.
in Financial nnd Commercial.
Sit to :i The Illustrated Bee.
Temperature nt Omaha Yesterday
Hour. Desr. Hour. Dear.
'"" 8 1 p. m O
n. 111 21 2 p. in u
7 4 .1 p. ni JO
n. m (V 4 . ni 12
" n I R p. tn 11
! n. in II p. m II
1 m H 7 p. 111 jo
12 m
Hx-Governor Taft Speaks of Condi
tions Witnessed in the Orient
and of Ills Reception There.
PAN FRAJs'CISCO, Jan. 23 Hon. W. H.
Taft, former governor general of the Phil
ippines, and now appointed secretary of
war, left San Francisco this morning at
10 o'clock via the Overland Limited for
Washington. He will pass through Omaha
at 8:08 p. ni. Monday and will take the
Northwestern from there to Chicago, and
the Pennsylvania road from Chicago to
Washington, . '
Governor Taft talked at length to a rep
resentative of the Associated Press re
garding conditions in the Philippines and
briefly on the Japanese-Russian contro
versy. No significance of a special nature
need be attached to the haste with which
he Is traveling. Secretary Root has been
retuined now one month longer than hejiad
expected, and was anxious to turn af
fulrs of the department over to be settled
so he could take up the practice of law
In New fork.
In regard to the trouble between Japan
and Russia that prevailed when he left the
Orient. ex-Governor Taft said that affairs
looked quite warlike. He had hopes, how
ever, that the cfisls might yet be bridged
ovfr and Peace preseryed,, , , Jfae piUtad
was a man pr rorce and tact, his caliber
being shown By the high class of advisers
he had gathered, around him. ' Governor
Taft said that the reception given himself
and wife by the mikado waa flattering in
the extreme. . 7
Before leaving Manila the mikado detailed
the Japanese consul at that point to per
sonally escort Governor Taft and party,
which he did, from that point to Naga
saki, and from thence to Toklo.
Governor Taft says that conditions in the
Philippines are better than ever before,
and he doubted if greater tranquillity ever
prevailed, even under Spanish administra
Fart ha In Texas Contain Large Pro
portion of Most Expensive Metnl
Known to Science,
AUSTIN, Tex., Jan. 23 What is claimed
to bd the richest radium hearing earth in
the world has been discovered in the Llano
gold and coal fields 115 miles north of this
city. Rumors of the discovery of the earth
bearing a largo per rent of radium In the
Llano have been persistent for some time,
and today these rumors were verified by the
return of a party of scientists who had
vlsitedj Uie mines to Investigate the reports.
These gentlemen state that the earths will
produce a large percentage of radium than
that of any other known deposit.
Late Reports from Scene of Alabama
Tornado Increase Fatali
ties at Moundvllle.
BIRMINGHAM, Alu.. Jan. 23. The . total
number of dead In yesterday's tornado is
thirty-eight, six of whom are white. The
number of wounded Is estimated at sixty
flvo, twelve fatally. Citizens of Tusca
loosa are caring for the destitute.
News reached here today that the re
cent storm struck a settlement near Sum
ter mines, in the southern part of' the
county, killing four negroes, injuring sev
eral others and damaging much mining
Head of Lake Front Biinatters Falls
in Flfort to Get a New j
CHICAGO. Jan. 23. "Captain" George
Wellington Streeter was taken to the Joltet
penitentiary today after a long legal fight
to obtain a rehearing.
He was convicted of complicity in the
killing of a private watchman named Kirk,
who, with others, wss guarding property
against squutters in the so-called district
of Luke Mlchigun,
Jury at Peoria Recommends .Iowa
Central Employe Be Held for
PEORIA, III.. Jan. f3.-The coroner's Jury
which hac been investigating 'the collision
on the Iowa Central between a work train
and cut of cars, Monday noon, resul.lng
in three deuthk, has held I. N. Walker,
conductor of the work train, guilty of crlm
inul negligence and recommends that he
be held for manslaughter.
To Foreclose Bvllrvn Town Lots.
PA PILLION, Neb., Jan. t3.-(Special.)-Proceedlngs
of foreclosure have been in
stituted aguinst about $00 Bellevne town
lots. These lots were sold on account of
delinquent taxes and the buyer desires to
Blaze in Ifatonio Ten:. pie Canaes Panio
Among Ita Two Thousand Inmates.
Elevator San Cei.iiinoialy Daring Prog
rese ef the Tire.
Exp!o3ione of Vaeanm Tubes Make it
Dangerona for Firemen.
Police and Firemen Experience tho
Greatest IIIHIculty In Controllings
the Crowds Inside nnd Out
side the nulltrtna.
CHICAGO, Jan. Xi. Fire 111 the twenty
story Masonic Temple today cuused u panic
amors tho 4,uOO occupants of tho building
and. damaged the, stock and llxtures of
tenants to the extent of CUM, All the oc
cupants escaped without serious injury
through. the bravery of the elevator men,
who remained at their posts operating
their cars while the dei.'Be clouds of smoke
filled the building.
The Are broke out In Uie suite of five
rooms on the ilfth llcor ccAipled by Uob
crt FjMedlander A Co., manufacturers of
X-ray rparalus. lighted match care
lessly thrown by an employe Into a pile of
excelsior In the packing room is believed
to have started the tire.
There was a largo number of X-ray'
vacuum tubes stored in the company's
roomsind these exploded the moment the
heat reached them. Robert Friedlnnder.
senior member of the firm, realized the
danger from these tubes and worked until
overcome by sc.oke throwing them out of
the window.
The fire spread rapidly from the packing
room to the other rooms, and in a few
minutes the entire suite was on fire and
tho light shaft of the building was filled
with flames. The thousands of occupants
of the building, with the memory of the
Iroquois theater holocaust, which occurred
but half a square away, fresh In their
minds, were dlarmed ; when clouds of
smoke filled every floor, and rushed to the
elevators. Many Women fainted In tho
scramble to get Into tho elevators, ,but
none were Serloiifcl? Injured. The largo
building was emptied-within half an hour
after the fire was discovered. Hundreds of
men and women groped their way through
the smoke and came down the stairs.' Tho
Injured were:
Robert Frledlander. Aged 43, overcome by
smoke and slightly burned.
Julius Krnst, hands and face burned.
John Stack, Flock boy, slightly burned
about hands.
Henry Huest, s'lghtly burned about head.
H. Rmlth, 60 years of age, trampled by
Walter Daveny. hands cut by fiytng glass.
Walter R.. Parker, burned shout fare.
Kstelle .Mcleod. . f)lgbtLy burned a-hout
TScO (MIT ovrn o:iiery smclte.
William fk'hults, fireman, both hands cut
by flvlnif glass.
Carl Tlllenbaeh. fell down stairs while
leaving building, badly bruised.
t That the damage to property and individ
uals was not greater was probably due
largely to the efficiency of the fire drill of
the employes.' When tho great bell sounded
th alarm every Janitor, engineer and fire
man In the building responded and long
before the fire department had reached tho
building the Temple Are brigade had at
tached hose to the standplpes and eight
streams of water were turned upon the con
flagration by the volunteer firemen.
The lire department used but little of Its
hose, the building equipment being called
Into use. Since the Iroquois fire Thomas
McLcnnon, the fireman stationed at the
building, has been drilling the volunteer
firemen twice a week.
Only Two Saved Out of a. Crew of Nine
Persons Cries for Help from
Impenetrable Fosr.
NKW YORK, Jan. r Seven lives were
lost in the wreck off guogue, L. I., vf the
four-masted schooner Augustus Hunt,
bound . for Boston from Norfolk, Vs. Of
the crew of nine only two were saved. Sec
ond Mate George Ebert of Clevelund. O., .
and a 8wede, 'who was unconscious when
washed on the beach.
Boon after midnight. In a dense fog, the
schooner stranded near the beach. For
hours the Iifesavers were able to bear the
cries of the men on the vessel, which was
near at hand, but burled In the fog. They
were absolutely unable to help the men.
Time nnd again they lauchod their boat,
only to luiTe It hurled back by the heavy
Ebert was clinging to some wreckage on
the deck when the whole mass went over
board, carrying him with it
Jump from Motel Windows In Their
fightclothra and Barely Escape
with Their Lives,
WAGON MOUND, N. M., Jan. M Fire
of unknown origin today destroyed ths big
Wagon Mound hotel and for a time
threatened to wipe out the entire town.
The proprieter of the hotel, his wife and
all the guests were forced to flee in their
night clothes and several had to Jump
from windows to save their lives. J. W.
Jenkins was almost suffocated. The flames
spread to the Santa Clara hotel and dam
aged It considerably.
Prairie Fire Rasing la Texas Hast of
Laredo and Acres of GrasluaT
Lands Are Hnlned.
LAREDO, Tex., Jan. 23. Reports re
ceived here by several large ranch
men ure to the effect that an uncontrol
lable prairie lire is raging on their pas
tures fifty miles east of this city. Over
100,000 acres of fine gracing land has al
ready been burned over, ruining the pas
turage until the spring rains restore the
Ko Man Voting; for Palmer and
Buckler May Be President,
ays Bryan.
NKW YORK. Jan. 23.-Wll)lam J. Uryan,
In an interview here today, mads the fol
lowing sUWmcnt as to the democratic
nomination for president this year:
"No man who voted for palmer and Buca
ner will be nominated." .

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