t jjgjVVWhVVVVVYVVV fllUSSOiMD FSttSS mimniic OGDEN CITY. UTAH, MONDAY MORNING. DECEMEE3 2t, 1904. enlarged bat ha. churches, and a hos- pital. scheme has been discovered by which a Siberian men-han- i baa been lending Vodka to the front marked wiih a red cros and labelled as medical lias been supplies, The prrpetrator forced to leave (lie country. Ian'k of Chinese silver la causing ths depreciation of tha rouble here, but the reported closing of the Chinese bank at Tie Pass is untrue. A Cronstadt, Dec. 25. Father Joh of Cronatadt i seriously ill and thousands of peasants are awaiting hia recovery in order to confess. Besieges at Port Arthur Occupying Falin-chlat- un All of the Enemy's Advanced ENGINE'S Positions now in Japanese Hands. p. m. Ths Tdkto DMeaber, 25, S: Arthur besiegers occupied Taliu-(hlaton Saturday. It ia officially announced that tha whole Rwwian paaitiona In front uf the right baa fallen. SO an jtet TRIP -- -.ur.r mi non a though in contemplation of a turali movement. Oa the other baud the Ja aneae In many place apparently a building muter quarter. ADVANCE POSTS SKIRMISHES. completely surprised. Th. report wae rewired from the at Port Arthur today: A body begeia of our right wing aurprlaed the enemy t Rouaany Teuton (Houaan Yentoa?) aad SiaoCiutun (the latter about six aad a half milea northwest of Fort Arthur) at 10 o'clock Saturday night ad occupied the village, and' subsc-neutl- v, dlaiodglng the enemy, occupied the wide of Taliuchtatun, (about five at miles northwest of Port Arthur) 2:51 o'clock this morning. "Our repeated attarkaituring the past few daya wera uniformly sueceasful and now the whole of the enemy's advanced poaitinna fronting our right wiag is in our hands" MOBIUZB' ON ENORMOUS SCALE. .St. Petersburg, Dec. 25. General KuropaUtln report Dec. 24 near Tapintau. The skirmishing Russian advance Pol were driven in by the Japanese, but afterward advanced against and occupied (heir former position The Russian losses wera trilling while those of the Japanese were heavy. NEVER RETREAT. Mukden, Dee. 25. day: addressing the General Knropat-kii- i, troops Mid to- "You must never allow yourselves to retreat, Even in the case of the smallest detachment having once formed a plan, it must be carried out to the end." USUAL ARTILLERY 255 p. m. Tokio la Tokio, Dec. again a great military camp and the scene of last spring when the first armlea were mobilised and dispatched, Thousands of are being duplicated. recruits and reservists are assembled, drilling and equipping preparatory to taking tha field. The permanent and temporary barrack are 11 lied and it la necessary to billet the soldiers brought to the city. Aoyama field ia the centre 0f activity where infantry, cavalry and artillery are constantly drilling. The batteries fire blank charges for the purpose of breaking In tha new h or sea. The general military preps ration a are enormous. It ! planned to give Field Martha Oyama a rough total of half a - million man, with a heavy increased artillery arm, besides providing a defense for Formosa aad the southern islands in anticipation of the Russian second Pacific squadrons attempt- to seise a beta. The post of Kelung in Fnrmoea has been declared in a state of siege and other positiona in Formosa and the Pescadores are progressing. Vinter is not interfering with the Japanese transport service. The railway between Dalny and Yen-ta- l is working well and the Running time between Tokio and Liao Yang la six daya - FIRE HEARD. General Kurokla Headquarters in the Field December 25. via' Fusan. The usual Humeian artillery fire against the Japanese left and center baa been heard the past three daya and from midnight hut night till dawn this morning. According to reports received the lap oss suffered no damage from tha fire. There ia no activity in front of the Japanese Right army. The weather is v?ry mild. Craw SEND "VODKA" LABELLED MEDICAL SUPPLIES. ! four-wheel- ed . Jumepd Fairing Colllalsn For Getting to Close the Throttle. Court's PrecedentSeveral Precincts to be Thrown out oin Ground of Alleged Frauds Still Uncertain About Governor . Lcgislature Will Follow. Supreme official There will be Republican majority 01 thirty or more is tbe general which will canvass the vote r state officer It ia proposed to ve the general assembly appoint a Peelai contest committee of nine to twelve members to which will be the evidence of wholesale elec-frauds in Denver and poesioly "me other counties which the Repnb-Jtca- n committees have been collcct-eve- r since the election. The Republican managers maintain t with the fraudulent vole of Den-je- f eliminated Governor Peabody will ve i least 7.000 plurality in this "wtity and of 2.000 in tbe atate. These WbtWana do not Intend that the lent voiea shall be sirred from the pal and then counted or that the kialatnre shall reject the entire vote Denver county because to do this ?cold not Eccompllsh their purpose rwrrat Go.ernor Peabody, but they Pose that about 100 "circts than be thrown out on the alleged frauds and ibai the " of tbe oM-i- i precincts shall be Tinassert tb.it the Su- - ly sub-ytte- d n De-rra- - aavur-wnf- r i preme court has established a precedent for such a procedure. Thla radical programme la opposed by some conservative Republican leaders including Judge N. Walter Dixon of Pueblo, and Dr. John Grasa of Trinidad, and until the legislature meet and takes action it cannot be known certeinly whether Peabody or Adams will be governor for the next two years. The Democratic leaders are expected fo contest the attempt mass to reseat Peabody. meetings are to be held in Denver, Pueblo, and other dtiea to protest against the line of action mapped out for the legislature by the Republican leaders. The Liberty League, a political organization of Union workingmen, Is also preparing to take an active part ln'tha efforts that will be made to defeat the attempt to continue Gov. Peabody In office. The Democratic manager, declare there la a monatroua conspiracy behind the disclosures of fraud shown la contempt proceedings before the Supreme court. They say bunchra of apurious ballots, all in one handwriting, found in the boxes from different precinct could not have been placed ia the boxes on election day without having been observed by the watchers and charge that the boxes have been tampered with since election, legal, votes being abstracted and spurious ballots substituied therefore. No proof ln support of these inspections have baen presented, but It la pointed out that the boxes were left unwatchel for tw days after being delivered to I ha fleet ion cor.m Iftuion ial that for another dav they were in charge of only two Republican watcher paaftn-ger- a - HEAD ON FOLLYS Passenger Trains Collide Killing and Injuring Several Employee Oper. ator Failed to Deliver Meeting Order. Sheriff Barry Left for Albany tion Papers -- Her Husband's Innocence REWARD Three Man SufToeato In Thslr Room From Smoke ef Burning Clothe Cleveland, O, Dec. 25. Sheriff Bar left for Albany, aad New York ry passLouisville, Ky., today, carrying with him tha papers er gar train which lef. St Louia at 2 Philadelphia, Dee. 25. Four men o'clock last night on the Southern of Dr. Leroy B. were suffocated and eight other per- for thewhoarrest head on collided the with la expected to land at New pa Railway sons were rescued form Are in three York on Ihe Pretoria sumo enger train leaving Louisville about the ulffcrcni parts of tha city early touay. time Wednesday. same hour near Mauds station. 111., toAt a boarding huusw at 1545 Wood Chadwios Thia afternoon Mrs. day. One passenger and six employe McCuemer, aged 44 showed were killed and 2 passengers and aix street, Cha uuuanal nervousness. Fhe James '48, and years; Merry, Joseph employes Injured. sent for the sheriff with the McGtlT, 24 years, died in a trap maue Anally The Dead: that she wanted to talk statement them selves. tbe wishes of over the by Against Chas. Schmidt, Centralis, HI. to New York and the trip their boarding house see per the three Engineer Bowen, Princeton, Ind. of her husband. arrest Impending men took a quantity of whisky to their Fireman Chan. Hint, Princeton, Ind. The sheriff aiient almost an hour room. They placed one of the two Mall Clerk H. D. Hogan, Georgetown, beds of their apartment against the with the woman in her cell, during Ind. which time sbe wept convulsively. Section Foreman Uadarwood, Prince- dour to prevent Interference by the "I know yon will trral uty huabaud men tbe bouse After boarding ton, Ind. keeper. as kindly a poqslhle, under the cirhad from a retired candle loll lighted Employe Henry (Mein. Tranetum, Ind, but please remember that a n.ntle on the greasy working cumstances, Cyras Hutchinson, East St. Luui ia Inuocent of any wrong doing." be clothes of oao of the boarders. Tbe said Mrs. Chadwick aa Uni sheriff section man. Deo. 25. Tha for hia arrest upon hia arrival in thia country, aald ths sheriff tonight. "I intend to do everything possible to ease tbe situation as much aa the circumstances will permit for both Dr. Chadwick and bis daughter." The exact course that the sheriff will follow la to be determined Tuesday morning after a conference with New York official The sheriff expects to go out to meet tho Pretoria w ou either a government lighter or isillce patrol boat. He plana to catch the steamer outside of Sandy Hook and to notify Dr. Chadwick of hia arrest before the lauding la made. "If Dr. Chadwick ia not a sick man I shall return with him on tha Arat train I ran make nut of New York Wednesday, reaching Cleveland aonte time Wednesday night or Thursday morning," said the sheriff. Chaa-wir- clothing was Ignited and the room waa soon Ailed with thick smoke. McGill waa awakened by the amok but waa uuable to move the bed from the door, and fell to tha floor unconscious. The boarding house keeper discovered the smoke and when Uie naira was broken lnt McCuaiuer and Merry were found dead. McGill died soon after being removed to a hospital. At 1138 Falrmouui Avenue, Edward Ralhtine, aged 25 years, aud believed to be a rrsidedl of New Jersey, waa also suffocated. It la Mdleved be set the bed clothes on Are with a lighted cigarette and in trying to leave tbe room crawled Info a cluaet where he was found dead. Ilia face waa slightly burned. The occupant a of a bouse at 422b Germantown Avenue were more fortunate. The property loss by the hre at thia place waa greater than at the oher two butises, but Mrs. David Dean and the oihrr members of her family were either rescued by Airmen or saved' themselves by Jumping from wlndowa. They suffered much from snow storm exposurer"! was prevailing at the time. Louis-Louisvi- lle Dawes Commission Report Covers ExaminPRESIDENTS ation of Five Civilized Tribes of Indians FAMILY ' Thousands Establish Tribal HOLIDAY Membership and Property Roosevelt Spend Christmas With His Rights. Family Day Pasted Uneventfully, Washington,' Dec. 25. The annual port of the Dawes commiaaion on Ita work for the Ave civilized tribee of Indian in Indian Territory, which wsa made pttplic today, gave a review of ihe partition and allotment of the lands of those Indiana during the peat aix year The time consumed In the change from the old system to the new," the commissioners 'say, ."has been a most irkaome period to the people ef Indian Territory, and- ths commission is not nnmindfttl of the fact that to many candid observers the execution of the task has seemed to be both tedious and re- While admitting that criticism was to be expected, the report goes on to say that it la not Just and to show that the time has been well occupied In securing a correct roll of the people in obtaining a correct inventory of their property end in locating improvements. Of the difficulties of these various divisions of the work the report saya: Every adult or head of a family la a total of more than 200.0K citizens and claimants waa personally examined aud his previous tribal record was looked up. Of this number and ia this way more than 120,000 have been examined aince June 28, 1805. The proceedings were all taken down, especially as every case could be carried to Washington on appeal and often the record of a single person waa hundreds of pages in extent. Of the above number of people, approximately 90,000 will he Anally adjudged to lawfully possess tribal membership and property rights; and It can readily be seen how a less careful course of procedure would have utterly dissipated the properties of the tribe "As Jo the appraisement of the land, it waa thought that tracts of 40 acre, or a quarter of a quarter of section division as could reawas as small sonably be made tbe subject of personal inspection. This acreage was adopted aa the unit ta determining the grade and value of lands; but even thia required the locating, inspection, classifying and valucing of nearly 600,000 tracts of land. "Aa for safeguarding the occupancy and improvement rights of the people, fences aud other their hone barn Improvements had to be located by actual surveys and with minute Perhaps hardly a man in tha territorv knew tha sectional divisions of his farm or the sectional location c a a single one of hia improvements, and hence there was no source of accurate information respecting these matters except the surveys nd location of improvements made by the com" mission. The report adds: "We have . been daily wltneama of the distress of the people caused by delay; not only of the approximately 90.000 citizens of the tribe but also of the estimated aix hundred thousand other residents of the territorv whose legitimate Interests suffer from aa unsettled state of affair There will have been sewn year consumed in this work if it. is completed, as e exiwet by July 1. 1903 and the t these communal administration wtaie, amounting to nearly 20,oo0,tMsj - With Requisi- Mrs. Chadwick Asserts -- expensive." ta . Seatle, Wath.. Dec. 25. The North Coast limited on the North- era Pacific Road was ditched at Kent, Wash., Id miles south of this city, at Id o'clock tonight. The wrecking train left here at 11 oclock for the seen- of the wreck. Johnstown, Pa., Dec. 25. As a result trip of a locomotive of the Cambridge Steel Co., and its coUJsiun with an oro handling crane today, both engine and the crane are almost total wreck and a property loaa of about I90.U00 caused. No one was Injured. The locomotive was shifting cars la the yards. Believing the engine was aboitt to collide with some cars the . crew jumped, but neglected to dose the throttle of the engine. The locomotive missed the cars and under a full hrad of steam (lushed down tbe tracks toward the ore dumps. When it reached the trestle it jumped the rails and plowed into the supporter of the huge crane which was brought to the ground, the entire upThe Injured: per part of the structure foiling onto Albert McNcIly, Princeton, Ind., bruisthe locomotive. ed. Albert Oakln, Teratoma. ankle sprained CHARITY MARKED CHRISTMAS. Express Messenger Minter, broken leg. Employe Eugene Carlton, Dele., lud., London, Dec. 25. Christmas day internally . passed quleily throughout the United Conductor W. II. Beatty, Luulsvlllr; The most notable feaiure shoulder dislocated. Kingdom. of the day was Ihe large amount of Mail Clerk McMitcbell, 8L Louis; hip charity diatrihuied as the result of the injured. generous sums of money collected for Flagman Joseph Lowe. this puritose through the newspapers Section Foreman Henry Austin. and other channels. The St. and tits St. of the wild - anagpri of the Republican post election campaign. Gov. James H. Peabody toay serve as chief executive of this ie for years more despite the fact AIva etill has nearly 10,- plurality since the voles of Aye Denver precincts were thrown out Oily by order of the Supreme court ln consequence 0f frauds exposed In contempt proceeding against elec-Do- n DITCHED. PREPARE THIRD SQUADRON. 8t. Petersburg, Dee. 25. Admiral Birlleff la quoted in an interview as saying that all the ship .yards In the Baltic are working day and night and that the third squadron will go out in two sections The admiral pledges himself to have the Arat section, which .will include the Seniavin, Apraxia. Ushatyoff, Nicholas II and Korniloff, ready by February and tbe second, consisting of the Slava, Alexander II and Pamait Azova, a little later. ths in these four cars were Injured. Both engines were badly damaged and four coaches destroyed. The collision occurred between Mount Carmel. 111., and Princeton. Ind. and, according to the Southern Railway officials was caused by the failure of the operator at Brown 111., to deliver to the eat bound train an order naming a meeting point for the train All of the employes with the exception of the trainmen were In the combi nation baggage and smoking car. NORTH COAST IJMITED . sleepers were drawn by both trains, but none of 1 Harbin. Dec. 23. Chinese from ths south say that the Japanese have brought 50.000 Chinese into Southern Manchuria, but have great difficulty la STRENGTHENING) LEFT FLANK. feeding them. They also aav the Japanese have prepared a thousand Mukden, Deo, 25. A Japanese bstr carts with iron shields in front tsry opened Are Dec. 24 on Chanlinup and on the sides, which are to ba ad two men were wounded bv Bheile. pushed by soldiers and which are to A Japanese column advanced but was carry rapid Are and machine gun soon driven back Some frozen Japanese have been by the Russian Are. The general situation ia quiet though found in abandoned trenches. Chinese report that the Japaneae are There ia the greatest activity in Hir- - Denver, Dec. 25. If the Afteenth general assembly of Colorado, which ia to meet on Wednesday, Jan. kth, (hall effect lawf formulated by Ijouls-Kuoxvil- le Tuea-dr- PRICE FIVE CENTS COLLISION REAPED WILD Tokio, Dee. 25, 1:30 p. m. FMSI Fair and colder Monday and VOL. L NO. 361 SKEMV ' UEAJ service acres of land, and to perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars in actual value, will have consumed that amount of land have coat lesa than 10 cems per acre. We trust that consideration of the facta here stated will lead to the conclusion that under the circumstances the time consumed has not been unreasonable or the cost, unduly great" Speaking of the difficulties connected with tha allotment work 'the commissioner say that "speculators nut over scrupulous in Ihair business methods have attempted hi every way to influence the work with a view to personal gain." One of tha methods of the speculators Is outlined as follows: "A favorite schema hss baen to Induce full blood Indiana to take in allotment widely separated tracts of ten or more acres each, hi order that they might not be in position to take possession of and improve their allotments. Thia matter was Invited to the attention of tha department In the month of August, 1903, and tha commission lisa Aaed every possible means to prevent, allotments of this character. Under the law, however, certain privileges are guaranteed to citizens in the selection of their allotment making it difficult for the rommlaalon to fully protect their interest" HAYTIENS FRAUDULENT BOND CASE Formar Minister ef Finance Acquitted Other High Officials Sentenced. Porto Plata. Dec. 25. In accordance with the verdict of tbe jury hi the trial of the alleged fraudulent bond case the court has pronounced Judgment as follows: It acquits Hebard Roy, former minister of Anance. and two high condemns Vlldrun Guillaume, former minister of war, to penal servitude for life: the high officials of the national bank of Hayti are sentenced to four years imprisonment, and two sons of former President Sam. M. Gedeon, a former minister and Saint Victor, former minister of foreign affair to three' years imprisonment. Judgment against those persona who ire in contumacy will be produced later. Washington, Dec. 2C.Chrlatmaa day passed uneventfully in Washington. The weather waa cloudy and raw. Moat people remained indoors during, the day, but in tbe morning largo numbers attended the ehurrhea, especially where programme of Christmas mimic were rendered. At the While House the day waa celebrated aa a family holiday. The President remained In llie hntme during moat of the day. In the afternoon, In company with the two older boys and a friend, he went out for a walk. The dinner tonight was limited to the members of the family and R. R. Ferguson an intimate friend from New York, who la a guest st tbe White House. The members of tbe Presidents family exchanged gifts, but there waa no Christmas tree. In place of this the children enjoyed the delights of the Chriatmas tree at the house of Mrs. W. 8. Cowles, Mrs. Jtoosevolta sister, the festivities taking place last night. At the home of and Mrs. Fairbanks three of their four eons joined the family party tor the Christmas tide, Mr. and 51 r Warren Fairbanks of Chicago, being detained In that city. All tbe cabinet officers with the exception of Secretary Metcalf, of the department of commerce and labor, are passing the holiday season at their Washington homes. Mr. and Mrs. Metcalf are at Annapolis with their son. Midshipman Metcalf. Late in the day Senator Fairbanks left Washington for Indianapolis to make a short visit before the reconvening of rongres REFORMS EXPECTED Russian Manifesto Will Specify Four Points of Reform London, Dec. 26. A illipatch to newt agency from St. Petersburg any a It can be Mated on reliable' authority that the manifesto on ihe subject of reforms approved by Emperor Nicholas will contain four pointn as follows: First, each Zemstvo shall send to tho council of state three representatives to on the queetton of internal affairs; second, the press censorship shall be abolished and the press made free; third, freedom of conscience shall be alTh action against the above men- lowed; and fourth, elementary educationed persona grew out of an act of tion shall bq made compulsory the Haytlen congress of 1902, authoriz- throughout t.he empire. The Daily Mali's St. Petersburg coring the consolidation of the national 0u0.-0respondent- save that the manifesto debt in a bond Issue of about. and an additional of2l3.2R2 to be probably will be taued Dee. 26. paid the bank for Annncing the desl. Before the transaction wan completed Pittsburg. Dee. 26. The rumor that Fairbanks the government of President Non! caine ViceIreaident-Eler- t. had into power. The bsnk officials were im- died last night while on a train from Washington en route to Indianapolis prisoned a your ago on charge of with ' the secretary of the wan officially disproved upon the arrival treasury ia fraudulently issuing from of the train here at 2:S0 a. m. Senator Fairbanks was seen by the 3200.400 to f 850,000 In bonds, and of al'Associated Pres representative and leged bribery. The trial began Nov; 8. and 33 pr-Siti- soeme.1 much chagrined that such a rewere ivcuiw-port could be clrnilait-d- . He never felt among them better in his life be said. Satfi. 00 con-srdri- M entered th Jail. During the hour tbat the sheriff was If he la a sick man, my plana may talking with Mr. Chadwick aba iieeetNarily have to be changed. At any asked him to be kind to Dr. rata I shall remain in New York Chadwick. The woman aald it waa an enough to be reruin of tbe proper long cars awful mistake. "Thia ia tbe worst of Miss Chadwick". thing that baa happened during ail the Sheriff Barry left Cleveland- at trouble of the last few week said oclock tonight. I never thought m Mr Chadwick. He Is due in Albany at 8:20 Monday husband would be dragged into thia morning. affair, H ia au unjust lor If ever au honest man lived it la my husband.' Mr Chadwick asked the sheriff to tell her in detail of all hia plans. Several times she referred to the doctors daughter by a former wife who is returning with Dr. Chadwick to thia country. The woman also especially asked the sheriff to do- - everything possible to make the situation as vssy Special Commiaaion Favors Extension of Stats Loans to Land Owner as possible for ths young girl. "Remember all I have told you." railed Mrs. Chadwick aa Sheriff Barry J Ht. Petersburg. Hoc. 25. Tbe special was leavlug with "Thia is terrible. rainuiinKion apimliited in 1902 to invesBut there la on sal iaf action, I will aco tigate the question of the betterment of my husband soon. tha ennditiona of rural ruler prises and teleBefore leaving Sheriff Barry the general revision of iieasant laws, ol graphed to Albany asking that the which President, of the Minis! rial Counpapers In the case he made out in ad- cil Witte la idiairraaa bus decided la vance so aa to Insure no delay, .Ac- . favor of the extension of the ayatem of cording to his plans tonight foe sheriff riaiq loans by the , agricultural bank expected to call on Gov. Odell in to land owuers, csjiedally peasants Albany the Aral thing Monday morn- and commoner fur tbe purtiinee and ing to tufn over the requbiUoa papers improvement oT additional lands. The from Gov. Herrick, receiving extradi- eniicror hss formally approved ' tha tion palters from Governor Odoll in recommendation return. From Albany he expected to i The newsprrs are warmly approvgo Immediately to New York arriv- ing the work of the com mission. Tbe Hues declaree t he bases of all reforms ing there in the afternoon. The sheriff will aiup at the Hoffman must be social as proposal by 31. Witt House. It has been arranged for relatives of Miss Mary Chadwick to me.t CEMENTW0RK8 DESTROYED BY FIRE. har at tbe hotel. Whether she will I remain In New York or cgne on to I Wayland, N. Y. Dee. 25, Fire today Cleveland with her father la not yrt destroyed the plant of the Wkyland settled. It la thought, however, that Cement Works, near PrrklnsvUle, enshe will slay In New York with' rela- tailing a lues of 1200,000. tives and friends for a few days at least. Dec. 25. The RusnIan for. Algier "I suppose It will be a severe hldw P'rio host destroyer Prouzltelny hat to Dr. Chadwlrk to lie met with papers arrived here. IMPROVE PEASANT CONDITIONS I AIRSHIPS SUCCESSFUL TRIP IN CALIFORNIA Manoeuvred in Every Direction as Operator Directed-- Landed Without Damage Near the Starting Point. Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 25. Captain California Arrow, driven by Roy Knabenshus who nude several successful flights in the same machine from the World's Fair grounds at St. Louis, was given Ha Arat trial In California today and was successful with the single exception of Ra failure to land at the starting point. A landing was rffccicd, half a mile away without damage to the machine anil It. was safely towed Imck to its anchorage. The Arrow started from Chutes Park base ball grounds, in tbe southeastern part of tbe city at 3:17 p. m., Bailed with the wind northeast ward for a distance of between 8 and 10 miles, thence eastward for 2 miles and returned in the face of a twelve utile gale to a point directly above the styling place, hut owing to the supply of gasoline running short, was unable to effect a landing at exactly the desired spot. From the time fbe aireblp arose from tbe base ball grounds until it was safely anchored at Pico and Stanford streets It was ln flight one hour and thirteen minutes, and in that time sailed a distance of probably twenty miles. When flying with the wind the Arrow traveled at a speed of twenty miles an hour and In returning directly in the face of the strong southeastern gale was able to make a rate of speed reckoned at between clx and eight miles an hour. The airship was manoeuvred hv Knabensbue in every direction, responding readily to its rudder, circling and turning in either direction, sailing directly In the face of the wind or at any angle, and rising and dipping as the operator directed. Tbe Arrow rose at times to a height of probably thre.t thousand tevt or more, with Kauben- - Baldwins airship shue regulating the height by shifting his weight and raieiug or lowering tho bnw of the craft as be desired to ascend or descend. MOSLEMS ANTICIPATING DEATH ' BING DEATH CHANT. Bosinn. Dec. 25. The steamer African Prince from Japsneie imrts came up Ihe harlKir today a 1th lier propeller shaft twisted, Kterring geur danwed, boats lost and portions of her deck torn up by the fury of the storm encountered In mb! Atlantic. After the steering gear was damaged the vessel waa tossed for two days in the trough of ths era. unable to proceed until repairs had been made. Serersl members of the crew received miuor injuries hr being thrown about the decks. A large number of the crew of sixtv were Mohammedans, who anticipating death, threw tlietr prayer mats on the water swept deck and. drenched to the akin by the Icy water aang the Moslem death chant GRACEFUL CHANGE TO STRAIGHT COMEDY. 23. Edna Omaha, Dec. Wallace Hopper was th star In an initial performance In straight comedy under the management of Frank McKee at Hovd's Theatre tonight, for which sbe has toi Ihe present abandoned contlc. opera. Miss Hopper has the star roi In "A Country Mouse." by Arthur Law. 8h appeared in the principal role of The March of Time," ae a curtain raiser . In both of these comedies Miss Hopper makes the change from comic opera to comedy with easy grace. The two comedies selected for her re bright slid crisp and Pill of amusing situations aud complications.