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Jr-T ST. HELENS, OKEOON, Fill DAY, NOVEMBEll 11, 1898. NO. 47. VOL. XV. DOINGS OF THE WEEK What Has Happened la. the Civilized World. GIVEN IN THE FBKSH DISPATCHES 4 Ouinplete Review of tha New of the rt Seven r.ttjr In Thli not! All Foreign Lands, Western railroads have linen on joined from excluding Puoblo steel !rotu Pcctflo eoast points. Tlie transport Panama, which wa reported loot with 800 Uvea, bat arrived safely In Havana. Germany's export fur lti first nine mouth of this flrtcnl year showed an In crease Of 68,069,000 mark over 1897. The newly-organized French cabinet announces that it will uppoit the court of cassation in tha revision of the Dreyfu ease. Several companies of native troop In the Vlsaya inland rebelled. Thay wore pursued and soverui wore killed. The rchulllon 1 ended. In speech delivered at Worcester, Man.. Senator Hoar, of Massachusetts, expresaod hi instill strongly opposed to the policy of sxpanalon. Russia liai declined to support France In the Fashed affair, fuaring that a re opening of the Egyptian question would Interfere with Im tremendou task In China. Action tin boon takon by the admin. latratlon luoklng to the maintenance of the itiitua quo with reepeol to the con cession of the Maritime Canal Company for the tonsiraotlon of the Moaraguan canal. M. Fontaine, of Minneapolis who hai Just retained from the Btlckeen route. y he ba discovered rich dig. ginga on an unexplored creek on the Hootallnqua river, lie show a quan tity of ooarse gold a evldonoe. The war between England and France has been a veiled. A general and will' factory arianiMiinnt is aald to have been effected In rotation to the disputed Fashoda Question. An otflclal note has boon Issued on the subject in which the British government annouucoa that the aituntion i ameliorating The navy department ha practically decided to abandon wrec-King opera tion tinder existing contracts on the oruiaor Crislobol Colon, Viscaya and Almirante Oouemlo, near Santiago, which have become enormously ox pensive to the government., A Swedish company ha applied for permission to raise the sunken vessels. . The war department has Issuou1 general order lor the movement of troop to Cuba. The first troop will lrave on or about November 28, and will comprise a brigade under Briga ; dier-Ueneral Carpenter. The brigade will be taken from tho Seventh army corps. The brigade will be out to Nouvitus, Puerto Principe. The business portion of Divldo, Colo., , ba been wiped oat by Are. A huge fire at Sydney, Australia, which destroyed 20 largo mills and caused a heavy Jos of property. The Sixth Virginia regiment, ' com posed of negroes, ha mutinied, and refuse to Rrvo under white officer. Frightened settlers are flocking In droves out of tho laoo country in East ern Oregon, (oaring more Indian out- breaks.- . , The transport Peru hn arrival In Ban Francisco with 15 sick soldier from Manila. Fifteen hundred sick won are reported among the troop In the Philippines. Boveu CalHornluns lost their live in a disaste In the north. The party wandered from the trail while en route to the Atlln gold Holds, and unwitting ' iy walking intoqulokannd in a swamp. All were engulfed. The monthly circulation tatoment of the controller of the currenoy show that the total amount of national bank note In circulation Ootobor 81, 1808, was $389,640,281, an inoreaso for the month of 14,189,881, and an Inoroase for the year of IMOO.Oie. The annual report of the general so .uwinfnrident of the railway mall serv- t. -I I there were 8.074 oleiks employed,, and J ivmt. with the closed nouch and express . SlIOWS tliat SI Wie Close ui um potwh service the grand total of mile traveled in the sorvico wa 286,608,843. General Leonard Wood, governor of the millury department of . Santiago, authorise the statement that there ha of vellow fever In San tiago city dming the last 00 days, and lut thn ordinary sickness during the same 60 day ha been 00 per cent lus than was usual at thii season of the year. The monthly statement of the pohlio debt show that at the olosoof business on Ootobor 1, 1808, the debt, loss net ntah lii the treasury, amounted to f 1, 110,908,928, an increase for the month of $48,487,717. The Increase la ac counted for by the issue during the mouth of about 180,680,000 of the new 8 per cent bond, and a docroaeo of about 17,838,000 In the cah on band. Mluu Sw Items. Student of Dartmouth college have unanimously voted to abolish, hualng. Jumes A. Davis, who died In Dor chester county, Md., steered the ilist gteamer that orossed Lake Krie. John Hays, the disooveror of Lako Superior' copper wealth, ha Just oele brated his 04th birthday In Cleveland, At an auctioivsale at Morria Park, jj j t)ie great race horae and airo, Meddler, wa sold to William O, Wbit pev for HP.00O. , LATER NEWS. David A. Wells, tho famoo econ omist, died at Norwich, Conn. Half the population of Qlbara, Cuba, I said to bo aiilforlng from smallpox, Major Uonoral Otis at Manila mparts 12 death among the troop line bis last report. Chi nose laundrymen of Now York have formed a trust, and price have been raised. General Wade will have entire charge of the government of Cuba, both civil and military. The Omaha exposition proved a finan cial luoonss, and subscribers will be paid back In full. Troop at Manila ex poo t to see fur ther figlit'.nu, as they think the insur gents will make trouble. A fire In the Hon thorn Paclflo rail load shops at rlikcraniouto onuaud dum Ngo to tho extent of 1300,000. One on tire blook of buildings in Pit kin, Colo., was destroyed by fire, be lieved to be incendiary. The loss 1 $100,000. ' Philip Brognn, ,, a wealthy sheep man of Antelope, Or., was stabbed and killed by an employe in a dispute over wage. Antonio Slnckl, 18-year-old Italian bootblack, wa brutally niurdured, after namelosa crime had buea committed, in Portland, Or. The army Investigation commission ha finished It sessiona'in this country and will soon go to Santiago and prob ably, though not certainly, to Porto Bioo. ; The news that the United States now demand the whole of the Philip pine Island ha created niooh Interest In Berlin. The Gorman newspaper comment unfavorably upon it The transport Cltv of Puehla ha ailed from Han Franoisco for Manila, with the last of tho California heavy artillery, the Nevada troop of cavalry, mid a small detachment of recruit tor tho Twenty-third infantry. A cry for relief again oomc from Cuba. Condition In Havana, it la said, have become intolerable, and severe criticism of America Is heard on every band. While the commissioner era waiting, crime, poverty, misory and death increase. The feature of President MoKlnloy' forthcoming message to oongres will be an appeal for immediate legislative action looking to the oonstruotion of tho Nicaragua waterway. Delay be yond next 68sion will Jeopardise chance for American control in the future. The latent telegram respecting the rislnii in the neiubborhood of Chung king China, state it la movement against the missionaries on the part of a marauding hand leu oy one xu man Tze. The French ohnroh, hospital and school, and alao the American Method lt nlnirch at Hong Cbau, about 60 mile from Chungking, iitve beeu de etroyed. General Fitishugh Leo' mother died at Richmond, Va. A proclamation ha boon issued hrinfflntr Banta Cm and other inlands under the British Solomon island pro tectorate At Friday' aesulon of the Pari peace commission the Spaniard rejuctea tne Americans ' proposals, and relueed to give up the Philippines. Later renorts from the conflagration at Hankow, China, say that 10,000 house were destroyed and 1,000 peo ple killed and burned to death Kills H. Roberts, treasurer of the United State, in hi annual report, show that the treasury was stronger at the close than at the opening of the fiscal year, Senator Bedfleld Proctor In an ad dress at Montnelier, Vt., declared that there ahould be divided sovereignty and ti.at tlm United States should retain the entire Philippine archipelago. The work of removing the bodies ol 11 Dovmnment soldiers buried in Cuba, Porto Rico and Manila will begin in a fw weeks. ; The expense ol tne under taking will be borne entirely by the government Major Holbnrn's recital before the war investigating commission, whilo in session at Cincinnati, disclosed a ter rible state of affairs at Camp tlioraas, niiickamnuiia. duo to Ignorance and ne olnnt. Theaiok soldier were treated like dog. The board 'of control of the Joint Traffic Association ha decided to ait- j the organization Iha nrirnniMtlon. Tlli action wg ttlke because of the recent decision by tho aupreme court that the efforts o! the association to control railroad rate wa Illegal. Bv the explosion of a boiler at the Oil City (Pa.) boiler works, two men t;ilA,l ttrn fntnllv iniured and flown more sliirhtly hurt. Tho killed ar9 ijcriard McCloskey and John Fraw ley. The fatully Iniured are B. J. Gld dors and Denis MoMuhon. A recent discovery of bituminous coal t Klondike region was made in American territory about 100 miles , Vielow Fortv-Mile. A tunnel ha been ' dug into the hillside a distance of 46 feet, and there the vein is six leet in thickness. The ooul 1 Bald to be ot sa porioi quality. Amorioan pnlp making machinery I ' gaining considerable headway In Scan dlnavia. . : Geome Wilson Phillips, need. 79 who invented most of the machinery which was used in the first match fuo 1 tory in the country, died at hi home in Springfield, Alaes, Trouble at Fort Worth, Tex., between ! whites and blacks over politics cul ' nilnated in a fight in which Hope Adams, independent cant1 i Jute for sheriff, was shot and killed. MARIA TERESA LOST Went Down During a in the Bahamas. Gale ALL HANDS 05 BOARD SAVED Tli Strain Opuned Leaks Which Could Sot De Btoppod Ship Now Ll Thre Miles Oeop. Charleston, S. C, Nov. 8. Tho tug Merrltt put into Charleston this morn ing, and reported the loss of the cruiser Maria Teresa off Ban Salvador, the Bahamas, November 8, In the midst of furious storm. The cruiser left Cnimanera, Cuba, on the morning of October 80 in tow for Now York, fjho bad already passed Caps Maysl and started northeast around the Bahamas. A furious storm overtook her, and in her condition she was unable to weather the gale. The strain opened rent In the hull which bad been patched to enable her to make the journey, and she began to iill rap- Idly. The Merrltt took on lieutenant- Commander Harris and crew from the inkina shin end she soon went down. The Morritt brought the officer and men here. No llvo isore loBt. This afternoon the survivors came ashore. They lost all their clothing and personal effects. The Tereaasank 80 mile on Walling Island at midnight Tuesday.. She met the storm Tuesday morning and began to (train. Parts of the hull thought to be safe became weakened, rivets broke and water made rapidly In the hold. The boiler began to give way and finally the water extinguished the fire in the engine-room. The pumps would not work. The whole vessel snowed sign of collapse and the men stood stripped awaiting order to quit tna eh I p. The Vulcan wa towing the Teresa while the Morritt rescued 114 of the crew, male up of volunteer from the Cincinnati, Newark and Vul can. Rope were cut and alio then rap idly filled. The Merritt tben beaded lor unariua- ton with the rescued. The crew left thi afternoon for Norfolk. Opinion at tho Nvr Pepnrtmrnt. Washington, Nov. 8. No order were Issued by the navy department up to the close of office hoars as to the dispo sition of Lieutenant-Commnnder Harris and hi crew, and Captain Ciowin shield, of the bureau of navigation, said no order would be formulated tonight. It is the opinion of the navy depart ment that the government nag lost, Da Idea the value of the ship herself, only the amount of the per diem of 1800 per day through the sinking ot the vessel, beoauso the contract appear to have reaulred the deliveiy by the wrecking company ol the vessel at the navy yard at Norfolk. Aocordiiig to the contract, salvage was to consist of such fuither compensation over or above tne per diem and stipulated expense as niinht be awarded by a. board appointed lor that Durcoso. consisting of a represent' atlve of each party and a third party, their survey to be made alter tho ves sol' delivery at Norfolk. The first thlna In order now is a court of inquiry; in fact, tho department ba no option in tire case of tho loss of a vessel under such conditions. This court la re quired to fix the responsibility for the loss. " COAL MINE DISASTER. tod Men Killed Vhrongh an USngl neer Carelrsanete Wilkesbarre. Pa., ; Nov. 8 Seven men were killed and three fatally in jured at the Exeter colliery of the Le high Coal Company, at West Pittston, today. Tne accident was one to trie ai lesod carelessness of Engineer David Price, who. acting In disobedience or positive orders, oaused three oars to mn in to trie ton ot trie sniui - inese onra. loaded and welching 11 tons, fell down the 860-ioot shait ana crnanea with frightful force upon a carriage car rvinB 10 men. Seven were almost m stantlv killed. They are: Michoel Smith, Andrew Tinko, Mlohaol Podesabanny. Michael Bra anke, Joseph E. Oulook, Michael Was lokse. Joseoh Andrewaky. The aooident occurred as the men were iroina to work, and being sent down the shaft In parties of 10. Prloe, inoharReof the little donkey engine, was shifting loaded cars from the new red ash shaft ome distance away, This truck approached tbe head of Ks etor shaft, and at a dlstnnoe of 80 feet from it curved gently to tbe right and around the shaft to a breaker. At point where this track commenced to enrve was a switch and 20 feet of trac leading to the head of the shaft, which was used - for storing orippiea cars, Close to the head of the shaft it wa closed bv a head blook. The train was eoina at good speed. when, Instead of curving around the shaft, the oar dashed into mo awitcn which waeopon, struck the head block. dashed through it, and three of theni tonnled down the shaft. About 20 feet from the bottom they struck the car rlaae with awful force, completely wrecking it. The maRa of wreckage fell to the foot of the shaft, choking it, and when, after hard work, the men were extricated, seven were dead and three fatally hurt. A Murderous Bomtntf !n . San Franoisco, Nov 8.Thero was a aerioua row, almost resultng in a mur der on the British ship PeUuw, in poll here, today. Boatswain Charles Wil son came aboard nnder the influence of liquor. He ordered throe men to waah down the decks, which work they had just done, A quarrel ensued, during which John Molntnah and Michael Scott were stabbed several times with a large sheathknife by Wii on. Mcintosh ha a very alight chance to recover. GAS EXPLOSION. Supreme Coort fluotn In National Cap itol wreenea. Waahinttton. Nov. 8. An explosion nd fire at Si 1 3 this afternoon wrecked the snpremo-conrt room and the rooms immediately adjoining it on the main floor of the capitol. Tbe damage I enormona. "The entire central-eastern part of the great marble pile from the main floor to the subterranean base ment, practically I a mass Of ruins. The force of the explosion was bo heavy that the coping stones on the outer walls, Just east of the point where the explosion oocuired, were bulged out nearly two Inches, and locked doors were forced open, from their hinges quite 150 feot from the scene of it. Fire followed the explosion so quicmy as to teem practioally simultaneous with it. , . The explosion shook tbe immense structure to Its foundations, and was hoard several squares from the capitol. It occurred in a small room tightly Ipulosed by heavy stone walls In tbe subterranean basement. Immediately below tho main entrance to the old capitol building. In thi room was a 600-light gas meter, which wag fed by a four-inch main.. Very little gas is used in that part of the building, but at the time of the explosion tlie gas bad not been turned off at the meter. Tlie meter itself was wrecked, and the gas pouring from the main caught fire. The flame originating from tlie explo sion dartod up the shaft of the elevator, which had boon completely destroyed by the fence of the explosion, and com municated with tlie recoid-room ox ine supreme court, the office of the mar shal of the court and the supreme oourt library. Before the flames could be subdued, the pi Iculoss documents in the record room had been almost totally destroyed, and serious damage had been done in the marshal s ofhee and some minor room in the immediate vicinity. The library of the supreme court, lo cated Immediately beneath the su preme court room, was badly damaged by fire, smoke and water, practically destroying the great oolleotion of law reference books. The library contained aliont 80,000 volumes and was need not only by tlie Justices of the supreme court but by members of congress and lawyers practicing before tbe supreme court. The most serious damages, in the opinion of the justices ot tho supreme oourt. is to the records stored in the aub-bnsement. These Included all ol the record of cases and opinions ren dered by the fathers ot the judiciary of the governmont. Apparently the docu ments In this room are either totally destroyed or, so badly damaged by fire and water as to be useless. UNDER A FALLEN ROOF. Collapse ol a Theatre Bollillnx tn De troit Fifteen workmen Killed. Detroit, Mich., Nov. 8. The new five story Wonderland theater building is tonight in a bopeles state ol col lapse, and 15 or more lives have been sacrificed by an appalling accident which occurred there this afternoon. : Shortly before 2 o'clock, while,' some 85 men were at work in various parts of the half-finished theater portion ot the structure, the roof fell in without a second's warning. Nearly every work man wa carried down into the theater pit. Tho top gallery was crushed down upon the lower, gallery, forming a sort of fatal hillside, down which Blid broken steel glrdors, planks, timbers, brick and a great quantity of cement from tbe roof, and carrying along a struggling company of men into the pit below, very few of whom escaped in jury. The front wall ot tbe building remained practically intact, but the east side wall bulged out and buckled threateningly. Notwithstanding the latter danger, the work of rescuing the injured and taking out the dead was rushed, and good progress made until 6:16, when the upper portion of the east wall foil, a shower of bricks striking around the crowd of laborers, officers and newspa per men, extinguishing the temporary electric lights and causing a stampede for the street Fortunately none of those' who were struck by the second downfall wa seriously injured, al though several were precipitated into, the basement through the steel hoist, over which only a few loose planks wore laid. Mayor Maybury and other oity officials, who were on the scene, thereupon deoltl 3d not to further im peril life in order to Bave dead bodies, and the work was suspended until to morrow. When the orash occurred two bodies were visible in the debris, but they were abandoned for the present. The dead aie: August Sullnch, George W. White, Theodore Mortons, Martin Shatter, Cornelius MuAiron, James Megersohke, August Janusohowski. John Greselski. Two other bodies had been 'discovered in the debris at the time of tlie second crash. .. Tho missing ares Peter Connors, Jneoh Lewen. Frank Wolf, Botts and O. Mullim. Twelvaalllenwwkmen wore serious ly Infhreril. Ofllilcse it la feared that Kdward Fislier. and J..W. Wilson will die.. . ' Tho disaster Is supposed to have been duo to the use of faulty iron beams in constrnoting tho supports for the very heavy roof. ;i The Vtes Were Obedient, i Denver, Nov. 8. Game Warden Swan returned from the wostern part of tho state, and sftya there are no Utes there: The troops had no dirllculty in persuading tlie Utes to leave, as they bad already killed all the game they wanted. . - Tamma. Nov. 8. Olof Alborg, an employe of the Blaanwu salmon can nery, was scalded lute yesterday after noon by csoauing steam, caused by carelessness.' MAT REFUSAL GIVEN Spain Will Not Sell Philippines. :. ' ;..'' - the BAYS WE HAVK NO CLAIM Accuses the United Stntes of Acting- Bed Faith Not ftenotloned by the Protocol. Paris, Nov. 7. The Spanish commis sioner. In the course of a two-hcnrs session of the peace conference today, flatly refusod to aocept Monday's propo sition by the Americans to take the en tire Philippine group and to reimburse Spain for her "paoiflo" expenditure there, ,. This negative a'ction was expected. Tho Spanish commissioners had also a number of positive declaration which filled some 87 typewritten sheets, in this statement tbe Spaniards held that the United State bad no ultimate riahta in the Philippine Island, and could have none save by the consent of Spain in these negotiation and upon terms satisfactory to her. Aooording to the Spanish contention In tbe formal statement, the United States entertained no thought of annex ing the Philippine when the protocol was signed, or it would have been ex pressed in the protocol as clearly as tbe conditions regarding the cession of ter ritory in the Antilles and the Orient M. Cam Don, before the signature of the protocol, received from Madrid, the presentment alleged, cable message, clearly setting forth that the mainten ance of Spain's authority over the Phil ippines should not be affected byh protocol, to which reservation the United fttate made at that time no protest or objection. Thi dispatch to M. Cambon, a the Spaniards claimed today, embodied also the view that the United States had no valid basis for claims in the archipelago. It was further held today by Senor Bios and his colleagues that the capitu lation of Manila, having occurred after the signing of the protocol, and thus after the suspension of hostilities, was Invalid. With all this for a gronndwork. the Spaniards made their first positive move against the Americans, and it constituted their counter proposition. They ohargod upon the United States a wrongful appropriation of public money belonging to Spain by seizing the tariff duties at Manila, and they formally demand tbe return of these moneys in tbe sum of nearly $1,000,000. , On these same premises the United States was alleged to have made and held as prisoners the Spanish troops at Manila, in violation of International law, because done after the suspension ot hostilities nnder the protocol. A further charge wa that by the im prisonment of tlie Spanish troops at Manila the United States nad prevent ed Spain from quelling the insurrection. and bad thus contributed to the vio lence against Spain after the cessation of hostilities. Today's Spanish presentment also cited the refusal of the Americans to consider the Cuban debt on the ground that it was not sanctioned in the pro toooL and demanded an adherence to thfsT as a precedence to tlie discussion of the Philippines, regarding a cession of which the Spanish commissioners held that the protocol made no men tion. In euppoit of theae assertions, arguments and demands, the Spanish presentment invoke Spain record in the correspondence by mail and tele eranh. thoueh it is not known unoffi cially whether tbe Spaniards produced the message said to have been sent from Madrid to M, Cambon at the time the protocol was signed, in which, it wa affirmed today. Spain reserved her Philippine sovereignty. The presentment was read by Inter preter Ferguson, being rendered, from the Spanish in which it was written, Into English. At the close of the reading, the American said they wished to have the Spanish statement rendered into written English for more careful con sideration, and an adjournment was taken to Tuesday. Fledged Their Policies. Lincoln. Neb., Nov. 7. A remarka ble petition has been filed in the dis trict court of Lancaster connty by Charles F.. David W. and George K, Brown, to seek to have leceivers of tlie defunct Lincoln Savings bank re strained from selling to the highest bidder Insurance policies aggregating $16,000 on the lives of the Browns, nlodired to secure a loan. The novel claim is advanced that by thus disposing of the policies the lives of the plaintiffs are placed In jeopardy, The policies may be paid only at the death of the assured, henoe the claim is made that by transferring them a dual inducement is offered to make away with the parties Insured, Judge Holmes has assigned the case for hear ins at the term of oourt which meet thi month. Disappointed tn Love. Seattle, Wash., Nov. 7 E. . N rioinrich. son of a wealthy Watortown N. Y., Jeweler, committed suicide last night by drinking acid. Disappoint ment in love is assigned as the suuse. Sighted a Derellek Port Townsend, Wash., Nov. 7. Captain John Hahn, of the Canadian schooner Victoria, reports mat, Sep tember 89, he passed within 10 yards of a derelict. The croft had turned turtle, and appeared" to be a vessel of about 100 tons. The derelict was in latitude 61 dog. 6 tnin. north, longitude 166 deg. 28 min. west, and in tne direct track of vessels coming from Behrlns sea. The dorelict is though to be the British sealing schooner Pio neer, whioh is considerably ovordue. ON A BURNING SHIP. tMiaster Overtook an Atlantie Coast Steamer Five Fasseng-ere Perished. Vineyard Havon, Mas., Nov. 7. A disaster at aoa, fortunately with a (mall loss of life, five person In all, wa made known today by the landing bere of survivor who esoaped from the burning eteamer Ciostan, of the Clyde line, bound from New York for Wil mington, N. O.j and Georgetown, 8. O. The dlsastor occurred November 1. about 18 mile north Of Gape Charles, and about 206 miles from New York, from which port the steamer sailed Oo tobor 81, with a general oargo and eight passengers. At 8 o'clock In tbe after noon, the burned hull of the- big freighter sank beneath the waves. Of tbe 27 persons who were on board, 23 have survlovd. Those passengers were landed at this port this afternoon by the schooner Alice E. Clark, of Port land, Me., whioh was in the vicinity of the Croatan at the time she was burn ing. The Croatan's list of drowned la as followst Second Assistant . Engineer Jeremiah McCarty, of Nova Bootiat leave a widow In New York. Steward James Curtis, of Jersey City! Mr. James Curti, wife of the steward; Frank an oiler; Jennie Willard, colored, Wil mington, N. O. FELL THROUGH A BRIDGE Klghteen Men Freelpltated Into the Dee Chutes Hive. Olvfflpia. Wash., Nov. 7. A crew of eight men ant. a traction engine fell through a connty bridge across the -Ues Chutes river, near the, Waddell settle ment, yesterday afternoon. They fell about 16 feet. Three ot the men were seriously Injured. Tire bridge had been undergoing repairs. The con tractor bad finished his work on it only few momenta before the accident. The notices for vehicles to keep off had not been removed, and the county com mission bad not accepted tbe bridge. The engine and orew were about two thirda of the way across when the bridge fell, and the machine and crew were precipitated into the river. The engine is the property of Thompson & Dutcher, who talk ol bringing suit against the county if they are not re imbursed for the damage done their machine and the cost of repairing it, which will be considerable. The names of the injured men are Dutcher, Ben Gibson and Pineri Joseph McCarraghcr, engineer on tlie steamer City of Olyropia, whioh was built by a Joint stock company of busi ness meh of this city, and sent to Alaska for prospecting purposes last summer, has returned on a short busi ness trip. The steamer is in winter quarters at Skagway. The erew have 18 good claims at Lake Atiin. winch they will work In the spring. The men have seoured a wood contraot at Skagway which will keep them em ployed till spring. FASHODA INCIDENT CLOSED. France Annonnees tha withdrawal of Marehand's Expedition. Paris, Nov. 7. A semi-official note issued this evening says the government bag resolved not to retain the Mar chand mission at Fashoda, adding that this decision wua arrived at by the cab inet after an exhaustive examination of the question. London, No. 7. The most leliable information from Pari confirms the earlier report that M. Depuy, the premier, has decided to wash hi bands of Fashoda ai:. to recall Major Mar chand, for whose mission h is not re sponsible. This decision is, to some extent, due to a desire to allow nothing to interfere with the bucosbb ol tne ex position of 1900. ENGLAND'S WAR PREPARATION. Said In Berlin to Be Connected With the Philippine Question. London. Not. 7. Tbe Berlin corre spondent of the Daily New says: - It is asserted in well-informed quarters that the British war preparations are connected with the Philippine ques tion, in which the United States gov era ment is working in agreement with England. The rumors were revived that the United State intends ceding to Eneland some of the islands or granting coaling stations there. Haw Consumption Cars. Chioatto. Nov. 7. Dr. J. B. Mur phy' new treatment for consumptive ha apparently worked us nrsi cures. The patients are William B. Purcell and J. C, Edwards, who have been un dergoing the treatment for a little over three months, roe treatment is mat which ere i ted wide interest when pre sented in a paper read by Dr. Morphy before the American Medical Associa tion at Denver this summer. Fatal Miner's Riot. Nanalmo, B. C. Nov. 7 A short time ago the Union Colliery Company imported hundreds ol Japs to worK in the coal mines. Early this morning a riot broke ont amonz them, whioh re sulted in one having his head smashed to pieces and another's abdomen being badly lacerated. Latest leporls say the injured cannot possibly recover. Cleared lor Action. Wei-Hal-Wei, Nov. 7. All the British warships here are now fully coaled. Their woodwork has been re moved, and they are completely pre pared for emergencies. Two Fatal Accidents. Brooklyn, . O., Nov. 7. Yesteidny Otto Anderson was blown up by dyna mite near hero. He was employed in a railroad. A blast exploded prema turely, Today John Olsen, in another railroad camp, met death by a tamp-inff-rod caseins' through hi head. It was propelled by a premature blast. Spain will permit her soldiers who have served three years to remain in Cuba, but they will receive but a email portion of their salary. MOVEMENT TO CUBA The First Brigade Will Start About November 22. GEN. CAEPEKTEIf. IS COMMAKD Neuvlta and Puerto Frlnelpe Will Be First Cities Ooeupled Equipped and Rationed for 60 Dare. Washington, Nov. 5. The war de pal tment has issued a general order for the movement of troop to Cuba. The first troops will leave on 01 about No vember 22, and will comprise a brigade under Brigadier-General Carpenter. The brigade will be taken from the Seventh army corp. 4.he brigade win be sent to Neuvlta, Puerto Principe.' The order looks to the oooupation of two points to begin with, namely, Nue vitas and Puerto Principe, butnhe oc cupation will be extended as rapidly as the Spanish evacuation prooeeds. Tbe order diteots the movement to begin at once, but according to tbe cal culation of the department, it will scarcely be possible to make the first landing before Novcmbar 22. . The headquarter of tbe, new corps which has been created for the purpose of beginning the occupation will bo at Nuevitas, under command of General L. H. Carpenter. The ordei follow:' "Headquartee of six troops ot Eiahth United States cavalry, and Third Geor gia volunteers will be at Nnevitas. Six troops ot Eighth United States cav alry and Fifteenth Infantry at Puerto t Principe. Kegimeat will be prepared to embark at once and subsistence de partment will arrange for necessary rations. Command will be equipped and rationed for 60 days. "Brigadier-General L. H. Carpenter Is assigned to the command of these troops, with headquarters at Nuevitas. Cavalry brigade composied of Seventh and Eighth cavalry is discontinued. The Seventh is assiiined to First army corps, and the Eighth to Second army corps. The Fifteenth infantry is de tached from the Fourth army corps, and an infantry brigade created, com posed of the Third Georgia volunteors and Fifteenth infantry, and designated as the Second brigade, Third division, Second corps." i The order sending the Second brigade, Third division, Second corps, to Athens, Ga., has been revoked. CENTRAL AMERICAN UNION Its Constitution Modeled After That ol the United States. . j , Washington, Nov. 5. A complete transformation of the geography, ol Central America occurred November 1 by the birth of new republic, the United State of Central America, and the disappearance ot the republics of Nicaragua, Honduras and Salvador, ex cept as states of tho new Union. Senor Corea, charge d'affaires of these repub lics during their transition stage, has received detailed information of tbe changes effected, and the form of tha government ot the new republic. As indicating the dignity ana im portance of the United States of Cen tral America, Senor Corea points out that it has a population of about 2,000. 000, an area of about 113,000 squaj miles, and a great stretch of seacoast on the Atlantic and Pacific, anil the site of the Nioarajtua canal, through - which commerce will ultimately pass from ocean to ocean. The general character of the new government is shown in a communication received by - Senor Corea irom the general assem bly's so iretary. It states the capital is temporarily located at Amapala, on Tigre island, lving in the Gulf of Fon sica. The oapital wil remain there un til the oongreaa selects a permanent site for it. The constitution provide for a presi dent, elected for four years by the di rect vote of the people, with a provi sion against immediate re-election. The president is made commander in chief of tha army and navy, and his functions are much tho same as those of tbe persident of the United States. The inauguration of tbe president i fixed for March 16, next Meantime the executive power will be directed by a council of three, elected by the general assembly. The presidential election occurs the first Sunday in De cember, and at the same time represen tatives to tlie new house of representa tives will be elected. The legislative power is given to a oongress of two houses, the senate being made up of six senators from each state, and three , from the federal disttiot, while: the house of reprsentatives has one repre sentative from each 80,000 inhabitants. The federal Judiciary provided by tlie constitution is patterned after the sys tem of the United States, and indeed throughout the constitution there is a close resemblance to the systems in this oonntiT. The governments of Nica ragua, Salvador and Honduras become states, their present presidents giving way to governors. ; ' A Significant S'.;n. London, Nov. 6. The fact that coast guardsmen throURhout the Unitfid Kingdom bave been warned to be in readiness for mobilization is rarjar'ietl as a menacing sign. Many of them have already joined thoir ships. . Big; Storm on the Sound. Port Townsend, Wash., Nv. 6. The sevoioat storm of thawawin visi'td this section List night. The hi-vlr Maria Smith drags."! her anchor tor quite a disiance.- 'Itie a'lati-i'iiit -if the storm prevented her going BsSiOte. The sloop Oisf J;.!';-.ifn. v ' -jm: ii Whidby iiiiiD'l i-': is a c . ' ;'' v- -- ' . '..'.. Cretan nein SftHeil. Cattea, Crete, Sov. B, The fomi. tional troops ocer.pied tha fotts i.i 9 I o'clock toia isoisitg.