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ri n x EliU inn VOL. XV. ST. HELENS, OltEGON, FKIDAY, DECEMBER 1G, 1898. NO. 52. N TV fi n "1 n 1 UK IV1I EVENTS OF THE DAY Epitome of the Telegraphic News of the World. TERSE TICKS FROM THE WIBEI An Intareatlna; ColWollon of It ami rroa tli Tw. Ilemlipharea rreientad In Condensed Worm, A dill will loon be dialled providing fur the taking of the 19th census. Assistant Naval Constructor Huliauo will no to Manilla lo superintend tin raining of the sunken war vessels. Ttis steamer Itonnli, which has junt arilvod from the town, on the Lynn canal, report! tliat a thousand men from Dawson are making tbuir wuy to tli coait Francisco do FranoM, who wan shot dead by Anloulo Rosso after a saloon quarrel In Han Francisco, la anid to have been an agent of the uiuideroui La Mafia Society. One mote request of Hie Bpaniardi wa negatived by the peace commls ionera. Shins and proiluotf oi film In will not he grantod the lame rights In Cuba and Porto Woo aa thoie of the United Stato. From the war department oomes the announcement that it la proponed to end regular regiments to relieve the volunteeera In Alnuila just a aoon aa transportation can be ai ranged. Tha volunteers will be returned to the United Btatoa iu the ordor io which they left. The finding of the court of Inquiry concerning the abandonment of the Infanta Maria Teresa during the atorm of October SO, baa been made public. The court finds the abandonment waa not due to any fault or neglect on the part Of any officer of the navy, and doea not think any further proceeding thould be Instituted. VVhlla.fightlng fire Id the dock of the Lehigh Coal to Coke Company at West Superior, Wis., a crew of men waa caught by a bad cave-In. canned by the weakening of the pile foundntion. Four were buried under thousands of tona of burning coal. One, John Mai Inowakl, has been rescued alive, but ia in a preearioua condition. The other three have probably perished. Of the emergency national defense fund of 150,00.0000, the navy depart ment got the largest nmonnt, via, 39,. 873,374. Tha war department expen ditures of the emergency fund amounted to (18,861.808. The state department received 398,000 from the emergency fund. OI Hits $100,000 lius been turns feired to bankets for this department at London for the use of the commis sion at Paris, and f 80.000 was advanced to the disbursing offloer for the com mission prior to ita departure for Paris, Over 800 Kentucky tobacco growers met at Lexington to formulate a plan of action against Urn Hunt, which, they claim, threatena to deprive the grow eia of their lust profit. General Milea bus completed his bill for the reorganiaation of the army. It ia based on European lines and pro vide for the orealion of throe new offi cers, a general and two lieutenant-, generals, and a total strength of 100, 000 men. An explosion of ammonia on board the marine hospital ship Bay State, as ahe was lying at slip on tha Brook lyn aide of the upper New Yoik bay, killed Robert Twisa ami seriously in jured 15 men. The accident occurred in the ice-making plant. Senator Hale has Introduced In the senate a Joint resolution authorizing the secretary of the navy to erect a monument, in Havana, to the memory of the sailors and marines who lost their live by the .explosion ol the Maine. The bill is recommended by the navy department. To ahleld the flag from desecration ia the object of a bill to be presented to congress by the American Flag As ooiation. It provides for punishment of any person using the flag for adver tising purpose, for clothing or awn Inge or In any other manner which shall tend to its deseoratlon. Ales Hanson, a fisherman, about 60 years of age, waa drownod In about three feet of water on the ttdeflata n iront of Astoria, Or. He was in a skiff that overturned, and he made no effort to aave himself, although ropes and boards were thrown to him from a net above. He left a widow and several children. The first of the appropriation bills, covering deficiencies lor war expenses, reported to the house Wednesday, car , i m ..imi-lmflnt end Bun nell U 1" ' . Urv establishments, 100,711,689; for the naval establishment. 16,668,853; a . m oen mi This amount. loini ui ----- , . . however, ia a reappropriation of fundi heretofore allowed, but not available . alter the close of the present year, ine unexpended balance of these war funds ia estimated at 194,816,165, of winch the war department balanoe is (01, 818,281, and the navy ba ance (38, 669,908. The balances, therefore, are considerably more than will be reap- ' propriated. Minor Maws Items. The 90th body from the wrecked itearnar rortianu caiue aaiiuio . - bam, Mas. Racial Tariff Commissioner Robert Porter ha. sailed from Cuba, for the uniteu . e . v labor. ir-Ua Imnrlrfld and fifty men K. York regiment have arrived San Francisco from Hononlulu to mustered out. LAIfcR NEWS. Three people were burned to death a fire iu a Brooklyn flat. Prealdn.it McRI lour of Porto Kico and Cuba. . Only two men were killed in the Wardnor (Idaho) mine disaster. and accident is the record of one Sun- uuj in ureaior flow tora. Germany la now said to be seeking an ally and wanta the friendship of fj ... 1 . , viiuw nu,. jviiijmi Auiunseauor vun Ilolluben has been commissioned to settle whatever differences exist. An area of SO hlnnka n tha 9Rlh ward in Brooklyn was inundated by raging waters, which washed out the llltrlnt Imta ,if linn.tt. Ia.. ilnmn ..nllntf - r- "") and telegraph poles, iuiprisoned people in their homes. Chnrloa IV. Millar, nf rihlnaan In. I ... -- .. year's six-day champion, won the great bicycle raoo at Madison-Square Garden again this year, beating the world' record (his own) by 84 miles. Ho made 8,007 miles, and rested but S4 hours In the 143. Unnrecdcntod secrecy obtains aa to the conditions of the construction of the Shamrock, the challenger for the America's oup. Not merely are the moat strict precautions taken to pre Tent a lankaae nf ilia detallanf her con struction, but even tha place where ahe la being built is kopt secret. The foreign exhibitors have been aeri- oinl.v affected by the decision of the Parte .nruml (Vinrt In rotar-tlnff the atlit of a Swiss embroiderer against a French j manufacturer who copied bis designs. The effect ol the decision is that de- alalia ami nultflrnl In tha fnr-f.iti'n ex hibits of 1900 may he copied with im punity by rrencn uianoincturers, uu Icssthe exhlbitoi possess a manu factory In France. The battle ship Massachusetts struck reef or snnken obstruction near Dia mond reef, off Castle William, Gover nor's island, N. Y., while on her way from the navv-vard to the naval an chorage off Tompklnsville, S. L The damage wrougbt was considerably greater than waa at first supposed. and it la believed fully 80 days will be required to put the vessel in condition to go to sea, even if she ia not vitally hurt. ' The authorities are making an effort to break up witohoraft in Alaska. It ia practiced among the Indians, who are very superstitious. New from Alaska says: Charles Watson, John McCubin and John Halpin lost their lives by the premature explosion of a blast. They wore working on the grade of the White Pass & Yukon rail road, between camps 9 and 10. They were charging a hole when the explo sion occurred. Their bodies weie hor ribly mangled. A big gale in San Francisco harbor caused much damage to shipping. The pottery trust has completed it organization under the law of New Jersey; capital, (20,000,000. Steamer Iioumunia has sailed from Savannah lor Havana with the first regiment, North Carolina, to help gar rison the turbulent city. The Paris court of cassation has granted a stay of proceedings in the Picquart trial, and thereby invoked the fury of the anti-Dreyfus pros. A mining suit involving property valued at (3,000,000 has been entered In the courts of California by a Mon tana ayndioate against prominent Cali fornia capitalists. In a recent publio address in Wash i n,....,f n rinntann said that the 1 1 1 . v ii v-v - . " only good volunteer among the United States troops during me laie war wero the Hough liidora. It is now understood that Major-Gen-eral James F. Wade, president of the United Statea eradiation committee, will be appointed by President MoKin ley military governor of western Cuba. Tl.rt iinrnrvill milt t of Nebraska has decided that tha bondsmen of ex-State Treasurer Baitloy will have to inane good that offloial'a hoitages and steal ings from the state, amounting In all to about (700.000. D. H. Howard, a New Mexico cattle dealer, with two detoctives, ia on the trail of Gilett, the Kansas plunger, on whom Howard is (40,000 short. How ard will ask the governor of Kansas to issue requisition paper for his extradi tion to New Mexico. The British Columbia mllla are again ...ii., Inmhnr orduia from Cape Town, South Africa, alter a period ol vv-v: . .... ' - two years, during wiilcn titue or no lumber was shipped to that district. Two vessels are at present under way to Victoria to receive cargoes for Africa. Sam Smith, tralnrobber, haa been sentenced to be hanged at Eldorado, Kan., for the murder of oitlaen Bel ford, who waB one of a posse that resist ed Smith and hi partner. Tom Wind. Wind pleadod guiKy to aeoond-dogree murder and waa sentenoed to 90 years. The Spanish government ha Issued the following semi-official note relating to the president' reforenoe to the loss of the Maine in his message to con- aress. "Spain nas neen iroaiou u7 ... conqueror witn uneiaiiiinou u.UD..j is resigned to her fate; but she can not tolerate Presidont McKinley' accusa tion, for she is oonsoious of her com plete Innooenoe." Senator Hale, of Maine, chairman of the naval affair committee, has Intro ,innH a hill to revive the giadea of ad- I ...1 ..tft.a.lmlral of the DBVy. i- , ... The United States government will build a railroad and a wharf in Cuba t once h wnar w . -.. ,ted hi. oorla, and the railroad will exiena I from that point to the military camp . , at Kegla. seven miles away. This rail ,0,1t " road wll be the first to be built in Ived in Aihr than English u- i - . vy u un tali-' v w v j pices, baoked by English money. IL0IL0 IS ASSAULTED Insurgents Stormed City the Night of December I. CAPTURED ALL BUT OHE TRENCH Aaaordlnc to a Rpanlih Report, Thar W ara Finally RapuUcd With Graat Lois. Manila, Deo. 13. According to re liable advices reoeived from Iloilo, capital of the island of Panay, In the Visayaa group, the insurgents attacked Iloilo the night of December 1 and cap tured all the Spanish trenches, except one. They then notified General Iiioa to remove the women and ohildreu, and threatened to renew the attack on the following night. When these advices left Iloilo, Gen eral Iiioa was expecting reinforcement and field guns, and the plan wa for the Spanish gunboats- to shell, if the insurgenta effected an entranoe. The foreign residents were greatly alarmed, and all merchantmen have been ordered outside the harbor. Meanwhile the Spanish authorities have been advised that the Tulisanos troops are looting, in disobedience of orders, and cannot be restrained. On the other hand, the Spanish trans port Isla de Luzon report that the in surgents around Iloilo were repulsed with great slaughter December 8, while attempting to atoim the last entrenoh nient. According to this story, 600 Insurgenta were killed or wounded by the machine guns. nautili at Manila. Washington, Deo. 18. Major-Gen-eral Otis, commanding at Manila, haa made the following report of death in bis command: "December 8 Fred J. Norton, pri vato, comany F. Second Oregon, dysen tery; Frank M. Hibba, piivate, com pany A, Second Oregon, dysentery, heat t failure. "December 9 Harry G. Hibbards, porporal, company K, Second Oregon, typhoid fever." FILES HER PROTEST. Spain AocepU tha Conaaqneneas 111 . Naturadly. , Madrid, Dec. 18. The government entirely approves the memorandum of protest against the action of the United Statea commissioners, filed by Benor Montero Bios, at Pari. The memorandum protests against the refusal ol the American to surren der the securities deposited in the treas uries of Cuba arfd Porto Bico by private Spaniards, remarking that "never has a civilized nation committed such an act of violence." Secondly, it protesla against the ulti matum demanding the Philippines. Thirdly, it protests against the posi tion in which those Spaniards are placed who desire to remain in Cuba. Fourthly, it proteeta against the ref erence to the destruction of the Maine in President McKinley's message to congress. On this point the memoran dum says: "Spain has proposed arbitration, but the United Statea haa refused to give her the right which is granted to a criminal; namely, the right of defend ing herself. The Spanish commission ers leave the care of fixing the responsi bility for the explosion to tiie entire world, which will Bay whether those are reaponaible who desire the truth, or those refusing to seek it." The newspaper generally express re lief at the signing of the treaty. The independent organs, most of the provin cial papers and the Carliet and repub lican Journals attack both political par ties, conservative and liberal, reproa th ing them equally with having brought the country to the present pass. El Imparcial alone publishes the contents of the treaty, which produces a leas unfavorable impression than had been expected, owing to the commercial and other concessions to Spain. El Liberal says: "The Paris negotia tions offer a far eadder spectacle than the ships whioh are bringing back our repatriated soldiers, deplorable aa the condition of the latter is." Several niemberBof the United Statea commission were inolined at first to publish the text of the treaty, but Sen ator Frye made a strong plea yesterday for the observance of courtesy toward the United Statea senate, and his ar lament prevailed. Further details, however, have been learned as to the wording of the treaty, whioh provides that Cuba 1b to be re- transport passed down the river. Aa linquished and that Porto Kico and the the tugboat cut loose, the airen taken Philippines are to be ceded. The from the Spanish cruiser Almirante Americans are to pay for the repatria- Oquendo after the battle of Santiago, tion of the Spanish tioopa from all the uid now on the tug Cambiia, soreeched colonies. The Spaniards are to return the Panama a parting salute. General all prisoners held by them. They ara Lee wju remain outside of Havana un to retain possession of all military til January 1, When he will enter the stores and munitions of war in the oity. The Panama will land at Marl Philippines, and of soon ships as have arm, Where General Lee will eatablish not been captured. The commercial hia headquarters on the camp site seloct- treaties between the two nations, which tne war rupiumu, ia v .v...-.nw the convenionoe of the two nation. Arrowsmith. 111.. Dec. 10. The private bank of Taylor & MoClure was last night entered by robbers, who ee tured $4,000 worth of negotiable paper and esoapeih ' Newport News, Deo. 18 Henry Re fit, nrivate. company I. Fiist Ken , I . v.- mt.anorl I tucky regiment, was killed, and Henry C. Brebm, private, company B, same regiment, was aeiiously wounded last oight by a sentinel who was stationed at the gangplank of the transport Ber lin, which brought the regiment from Porto Rico. The men started to leavs the transport, but did not have a pass. They ignored the injnnction of the sen try to atop, and when they attempted o paaa him, he struok each of them over the bead with hia bayonet. DEATH OF GARCIA. fba Cuban Patriot a Vlntlra of tha Korthara Cllmata. Washington, Dec. 18. General Cal Ixto Garcia, the distinguished Cuban warrior and leader, and the head of the commission eleoted by the Cuban as sembly to visit this country, died her this morning, shortly after 10 o'clock, at the Hotel Raleigh, where the com mission has its headquarters. The sudden change from the warm jlimate of Cuba, with the hardship lie had there endmed, to thft wintry weather of New York and Washington, I responsible for the pneumonia which resulted in hi demise. He con tracted a alight cold iu New York, which did not assume an alarming stage until early the part of lBSt week. Lust Tuesday night, General Garcia, in company with the other members of the commission, attended a dinner given in his honor by General Miles, and it was a result of the exposure that cnlminated In his death. During the 13 hour or more preced ing dissolution, General Garcia waa unconscious most of the time. At in tervals he recognized one or more of tiiose about him. In his dying mo ments, aa all through his busy and ao tivo life, bis thoughts were for his be loved country and ita people, and, among his last words, were irrational mutterings, in which he gave orders to his son. who la on bis staff, for the bat tle which he supposed waa to occur to morrow, and in which he understood there were only 400 Spaniards to com bat. Just before he died he embraced his son. Bev. Father Magee, of St. Patrick' church, was called in during the day, and was with General Garcia until the CUM, huuiiiiibibiiu -1 - -J - " Catholic church. Other members of the commission and Mr. Bubena, their counsel in this country, were also in the bed-chamber when the end came. The remain were immediately pre pared for burial, and were placed on a bier in the room in which he died. A large Cuban Sag served aa a covering, , and the head rested on one of smaller dimensions. The face and bust were left exposed to public view. The fea tures had a remarkable lifelike appear ance, and gave no indication of the suffering whioh the deceased bad borne. Just above the head rested a magnificent floral piece of red and white ribbon. By direotion of Major- General Miles a detachment of soldiera from battery E. Sixth artillery, nnder command of Lieutenant Cox, was de tailed aa a body guard for the remains. General Garcia, whose name will ever be linked with those of other pa triots who have fought against unequal odds for the freedom ol his country, haa had a most active and varied life, most of whioh has been spent In fight ing for the cause of Cuban liberty, which he had the satisfaction of seeing accomplished so abort a time before his death. He was a man of cultuieand refinement, of splendid education, and oame from a distinguished family of Jaiquani.of Santiago de Cuba province. He waa born in Cogqnin, October 14, 1839, and was therefore in hia 60th year. 1 - ' BRYAN'S RESIGNATION. Chlnaae Dacoratloa. for I.autanant Colonel Vlfqualn. Savnnnah, Ga., Deo. , 18. General Keifer, who Is in command of the re maining troops of the Seventh army corps ainoe General Lee'a departure for Cnba tonight, confirms the rumor of Colonel W. J. " Bryan' 'resignation of hia command. Both General Lee and General Kiefer endeavore.l to induce Colonel Bryan to go to Cuba, but were unsuccessful. Lieutenant-Colonel Vifquain, of the Third Nebraska regiment, who will succeed Colonel Bryan upon the lat ter's resignation, received notice today from the Chinese legation at Washing ton that the emperor of China had con ferred upon bim tiie decoration of the Order of the Double Dragon in recog nition of his services to the Chinese residents of the republic of Colombia, when he was United Statea consul at Panama. Lieutenant-Colonel Vitquain is a graduate of the rojal military academy of Brussels, and aerved in the service of the present king of Belgium. He aerved throughout the civil war in the Union army, and waa breveted brigadier-general by Abraham Lincoln. RETURNS TO HAVANA. Major-Oaneral !- Started I.aat Night With Bit Staff. Savannah, Ga., Deo. 13. General Lee and staff sailed for Cuba thia after noon on the transport Panama. Crowds of people lined the wharves as the ej by Colonel Hecker for the Seventh ain there until he corps, and will entera Havana. Iglealaa' Brotb.er-ln-I.an Arreated. Ku VnrV- nan 13 Wm. P. T.vnn. brother-in-law of Iglesias, president of Costa Kioa, who came to thia country with the latter, is nnder arrest here, He is charged by F. S. husk, ol ImsS, Wyo., with failing to aocount to him for profits on a Costa Rican railroad tcheme, Involving about tl 00,000. Carl Deoker Sentenced. San Franoisco, Doo. 18. Carl Deok er, known to the police alt over the country as the prince of forgers, waa sentenced to serve seven years in San Quentin today, for defrauding the Ne vada bank of thia oity out of over 130, 000 by means of a raised check, which be and three others presented to the tank for payment. THE! ARE NOT HOSTILE Filipinos Accept the New Or der of Things. WOED FROM DEWEY A5D OUS Anthorltlaa Look for Na Dlfflonlty In Ssonrlna tha Balaaaa af Span lab rrlaonan. Washington. Deo. 12. The navy de partment has received a cablegram from Admiral Dewey, summarizing the ex isting conditions at Manila, and each points in the Philippines aa have been viaitod by his officers. Advice also have been reoeived from General Otis, the commandant of the United State military fences in the islands, and they both go to show a notable improvement in conditions and the growth of a bet ter spirit among those faotions of the nativea which promiaed to give trouble. This fact ia particularly gratifying, as the United Statea government is al ready giving considerable attention to j way for the control of the canal by this the best means at hand to redeem the j government. pledge it was placed under by th treaty So satisfied are the official on this of Paris to secure the release of the point that negotiationa will soon be un Spanish prisoner held by the Philip- der way which it ia hoped will cul pine natives. There are about 600 minate in an agreement especially in clerical prisoners, and the government tended lo give this government the is confident that their captora will de- fight to construct and control the pro- liver them upon proper representations 1 from General Otis and Admiral uewey, made possible through Consul Wild man. It may be necessary to call the navy into service in this matter, ior the reason that some of the prisoner are held in captivity on other islands than Luzon, which can be reaohed beat and most effective by Admiral Dewey ships. Besides these clerical prisoner, the Americans themselves hold nearly 18, 000 Spanish soldiera as pi isoners, men captured at the fall of Manila. These are actually on parole about the city, and- the question ia how are they to be returned to Spain. Tbie must be Bat tled by the peace commissioners at Paris. TROOPS FOR MANILA. Next Expedition Will Croaa tha Atlan tic Ooxan Inatrad or Paelfla. ' New York, Deo. 13. A dispatch to Hie Tribune from Washington saya: The next regiments to start for Manila will embark at New York about the end of this month and will go through the Suez canal. Tha expedition will consist of three regiments of regular in fantry, distributed between two of the largest converted transports owned by the government, with perhaps a oonvoy of two warships. Arrangements are now being made for this expedition by Adjutant-General Corbin as rapidly as possible, in view of its great import ance, and especially as it involves oo oneralinn bv the state and navy de partment authorities, a well as tnoBe of the war department. 1 - The decision to nse New Yori aa tne point of embarkation instead of San Francisco, whence all the earlier forces started for the Philippines.waa reached by General Corbin after a careful re viow of a number of considerations, chief among which was the urgenoy for haste. The early completion of the treaty of peace with Spain renders in dispensable a prompt increase of the American foroes, hot only at Manila, but to provide additional garrisona for Important centera in the archipelago, which will immediately fall nnder American domination with its accom panying reaponaibility for the security of life and property. At the present time the government is wholly without available transports in the Pacific ooean to meet tne emer irencv. The dispatch of two vessels from the Atlantic, it is believed, will therefore be particularly advantageoue for the double purpose of bringing homo from Manila such volunteers as can soon be spared, and increasing the transoort fleet in the Pacific. The three regiments of regulars have not been selected, but as none but those now in New York atataand other At lantic garrisons oan be spared, the con clusion waa forced upon the authorities that economy aa well as rapidity of action required them to be Bent by way of the Mediterranean instead of Jour neying across the continent and then undertaking the trying and monotonous voyage on the Pacific with no haven of rest after leaving Hawaii. Actual steaming distance for full powered vessels from New York to Manila, via SueB, is given by naval hydrographers as 11,605 knots, while that from San Franoisoo to Manila, via Honolulu, is given as 7,050 knots. To Manila from New York by way of the Cape of Good Hope ia 13,585 miles, and by way of the Straits of Magellan and Samoa it is 16,900 miles. Found In the Baldwin Bnlna. San Francisco, Deo. 18 Another body waa taken from the ruin of the Baldwin hotel late last night. Wreck era delving in the debria on the Hat- frat.atrnnt aula tnrnna nrjacnarreu luasa . of flesh, which at the morgue wae pro- nounced to be the remains oi a numan being. There was absolutely nothing to indicate the identity of the corpse, which is believed to be that of a woman ' Several letters were discovered near the body, but they are not supposed to throw any light on the mystery, aa they ' are directed to Mra. Benjamin vvetner- bv. who. with her husband, escaped from the building unharmed. The Wetherby, are now on the r way to Portland, Or. man for a Massachusetts shoe house. Spaniards From Manila. "Barcelona, Deo. 18. Tha Spanish steamer Buenos Avres. from Manila i VnvumKa, o arrivp.l trtrlav with re- patriated Spanish troops. There were room overturned, the wheels of the cat 60 deaths on the steamer during the , running on the i tracks by friction aet T0,gge ltlna tb 8OW(3b 8tV ENGLAND WILL CONSENT. to tha Modification at tha Clayton Bulwar Traatj. New York, Dee. 12. A diapatch to the Herald from Washington saya: President McKinley is in favor of open ing negotiations with Great Britain for the puprose of modifying the Clayton Bulwer treaty so as to permit the con struction and control of the Nicaragua canal by the United States. Should congress during the present session fail to enact the pending Morgan bill the president also favors entering into negotiations with Nicaragua and Cosla Kioa looking to the construction of the canal under the auspices and con trol of the United States. ,, On the authority of a high official of the administration it ia stated that there ia absolutely no foundation for the re port that Great Britain, through Sir Julian Paunoefote, baa protested to the state department against that feature ol the president's message dealing with the canal question. On the contrary, the authorities have every reason to be lieve that the British government will Consent to any reasonable modification of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty that the president may desire, so as to remove the obstacles which it places in the posed waterway, STILL REACHING OUT. Barala, Germany and France la tha Partitioning of China. : Shanghai, Deo. 13. John "Barrett, formerly United States mmiBter to Siam, has returned here after visiting Peking and the principal cities and porta. He says the situation in (Jbina is one of a most critical nature, and Manohuria ia no longer Chinese, but Russian territory. He asserts that New Chwang, the chief northern port for the movement of American produots, ia also piaotioally Busaian, and ia liable to be closed any day. The only permanent safeguard to par amount American and British interests. Barrett says, ia immediate and united action by the interested government to defend their territory in the Chinese empire, to force reforms in the govern ment, to prevent further cessiona of ports and provinces, and to insist npon an "open-door" policy in all the ports of China, including thespheieaof influ ence of Russia, Germany and France. Otherwise, Barrett contends, the im pending partition of the Chinese empire will seriously curtail the field of trade by disastrously snooting American and British influence in Asia. WATTERSON FOR EXPANSION. Whore Bngrlaad Has 8aeeeeded, Amer ica May Experiment- New York. Dec, 13. The Patria Clnb held its fiiat meeting of the win ter tonight, and entertained and listened to Colonel Henry watterson, ol Xxmia ville, the speaker of the evening. Colonel Watterson spoke on "Our Country; Its Dangera and Its Hopes, Past, Present and to Come." He de clared himself in favor of the policy ol national expansion. "I am not disposed," he Baid, . "to agree with the optimistic young Amer ican who believes that the United States is bounded on the north on the aurora borealis, on the south by the equator, on the east by the rising sun, and on the west by eternity, but still I think somewhat that way. "As for expansion, I think that what England has done with safety, America may attempt. If Dewey had only sailed away but he did not, and where be nailed the Stara and Stripes, there they most stay. We must either go forward or taokward, and we cannot go backward without lose of eelf-respeot. "The anti-expansionists ask how we can take these new responsibilities when our own government at home ia ' - .1 ...;..... I nn-.nr. fir, tha .triAv band, we are a nation of producers hin dered by overproduction. We must have a greater market. Also, the Phil ippine islands are not further from the Golden Gate today than waa San Fran cisco from Washington when California was annexed. The centralized power of modern civilization annihilated apace and knits all together. All na tional expansion for us is but America, the' boy, grown to manhood and nat urally reaohingoutj" SEVERE WIND STORV Oale Blew Klnety-SIx Miles an Uoor at Polut Reyea. Ban Francisco, Deo. 13. The storm which raged all over the Pacific coast last night and today was one of the most severe ever recorded by the weather bureau. It extended from the northern border down to Texas and from the Pacific as far east as Nebraska. In thia city the wind attained a velocity of 45 miles an hour, bnt at Point Reyes, right in thcteeth of the gale, the wind swept along at 96 miles an hour. Considering the great velocity Of the wind, the damage done to ship- I nino waa aliobt. and tlO.OOO will nav tor everything, including the cbargea of towboat men for extrioating vessels from dangerous positions. A traveler oan world in 60 days. now go around the Kxploaton at Powder Works. Wilmington. Del., Deo. 13. Five powder mills in the yard of the Dupont , - - "1" , Wright and John Moore were killed. Eight other men were seriously injured. Michael MoCann, John Muthin and Samuel Stewart are likely to die. The explosion was dne tevthe fact that a car jff powder being wheeled into the ptees- THEIR W ORK IS DONE Peace Commissioners Com pleted the Treaty. EMBODIES RESULT OF THE WAB Spenlih Members Xxeee-llngly Bitter Over the Onteome Would Not Bell One of the Carolluee. Paris, Dec. 10. The United States and Spanish peaoe commissioners con cluded their work today and finally settled the terms of the treaty oT peaoe. They will meet once more in formal session, when tha Spanisli comroiimiori eiB sorrowfully and the Americans!, with feelings of relief, will wiite their signatures npon the doournent which embodies the result of the war and ths preparation of which haa consumed 11 weeks, a longer time than the war itself. In the meantime the treaty will be engroseed nnder the supervision ol Mr. Moore and Senor Ojeda, the secre taries of the respective commission.' . The Spaniards are exceedingly bittei over the result, though observing tiie forms of friendliness and courtesy to the end. Senor Montero Rios, whose strong and persistent struggle to save for hia country every possible asset from the wreck of her colonial empire, has commanded the respect and admiration ot his opponents, went from the council chamber today to his bed in a state of complete collapse, as a result of the long strain and bis chagrin over the small fruits of his efforts. Senor Ojeda has been prostrated since yesterday, and was unable to attend the joint session today. The Spaniards charge equal blame npon the European powers and the United States for their downfall. One of the Spanish commissioners said: "The European nations have made a great mistake in deserting Spain and leaving her to spoliation by the brute force of a oonoiencetees giant. They all know that in the Philippines Amer ica has taken more than she can digest. She will ultimately sell the islands to England or Germany, and when the transfer is attempted it will precipitate general European strife. "We have lefused to Bell any island in the Carolines. We never thought of considering an offer. Nor bave we con sented to negotiate upon any questions except those directly involved in the protocol signed at Washington." The Ameiicanco'mmiasioneraentered the joint conference today in a nervon frame of mind. Tbey evidently had reasons to believe that the possibility existed that even at this late hour there might be a rupture. Thia feeling of apprehension was based on the temper the Spaniards have displayed lately. Thia week the commissioners of Spain have not concealed the fact that, hav ing failed to gain all important points, they were indifferent as to whether or not the conference resulted in the set tlement of peace by the signing ot the treaty by which Spain loses all her col onies. Miscarriage of the negotiationa Would leave political prestige at home no worse, if notin better condition than if tbey signed the treaty. The Americans were anxious not to give the Spaniards any pretext to break off the negotiations, or take offense, so far aa the exercise of patience and diplomacy could steer clear of protests. Madrid papers are disposed to revive the question of the Maine and to excite publio opinion against the United Statea on account of the reference mada to this in President McKinley's mes sage. They report that Kioa mane an impassioned denunciation of McKinley at the laat joint meeting of the commis sions. Rioa did refer to the Maine, but only in calmly woided sentences, expressing regret that the president had so spoken. Diplomatic oirclea in Paris predict aa one of the results of the treaty a diplo matic contest between France and the United States, which will make an im portant chapter in history. The French government ia reported to have resolved to take up the case of the Frenoh hold ers of Cuban bonda, and it is believed France will declaie for repudiation of the bonds as the result of tiie treaty which the victoriouB nation imposed on Spain. They argue that the treaty re sponsibility has been shifted upon America, and that therefore the French government will endeavor to exact some pledge for payment oi guarantee of the bonda. Members of the commission say tiie treaty contains little outside of the scope of the Washington protocol, and matters directly based thereon, like provisions for evaouation of ceded terri tory, transfer of public property therein and guarantees of safety of property and rights of Spanish citizens remain ing there. Details of the last class of questions oovered by the atatement whioh the Americans handed to Rios at the last meeting were considered to day, bnt all the commissioner refuse to divulge the details of the conference. Several points upon which they were nnable to agree were left open lor diplomatic negotiations. s The Spaniards refused to admit that they had failed to respect former trea ties guaranteeing religious freedom in the Caroline islands, or that there was necessity for suoh guarantees. Mnrder in a Chureh. . Missouri City, Mo., Deo. 10. What will undoubtedly prove to be a double murder was oommitted tonight in a country ohnrch, two milea out from Missouri City. Miss Delia Clovenr was shot down, mortally Wounded, a.. ! her escort to the n.eeting-hooa, Gooiyr Allen, waa instantly killed. The mur derer was Ernest Clevenger, cousin to the young woman. Tha tragedy waa due to young Clovengor's iusuue j.'3i eusy of bia cousin.