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BIRMINGHAM STATE HERALD.
VOLUME 2i: BIRMINGHAM, AT.A., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1895. NUMBER. 337. THUKSGNINGJWV IS SET The Annual Proclamation Ar rives on Time, THE KATAHDIN IS A FAILURE Her Speed Still Further Reduced by the Final Calculations, PROMISED TO EXTRADITE A. K. WARD The Edmunds-Tuckor Anti-Poly gamy Act la in Force in the District of Colum bia—A Move to Extend the Civil Service. Washington, Nov. 4.—The customary Thanksgiving proclamation was issutd by the president today as follows: A proclamation by the president of the United States: The constant goodness and forbearance pf Almighty God which has been vouchsafed to the American people during the year which is just pass ed call for their_slncere acknowledgment and devout gratitude. To that end that we therefore may with thankful hearts extol the loving care of our Heavenly Father, I, Grover Cleveland, president of the United States, hereby appoint and set apart Thursday, the 28th day of Novem ber, as a day of thanksgiving and praise, to be kept and observed by all our people. On that day let us forego our usual occu pations, and In our accustomed places of worship join in rendering thanks to the giver of every good and perfect gift for the bounteous returns that haverewarded our labors in the fields and in the busy markets of trade, for the peace and or der that have prevailed throughout the land and for our protection from pesti lence and dire calamity and for other blessings that have been showered upon us from an open hand. And with our thanksgiving let us humbly beseech the Lord to so incline the hearts of our people unto Him that He will not leave us nor forsake us as a nation, but will continue to us His mercy and protecting care, guiding us in the path of national pros perity and happiness, endowing us with rectitude and virtue and keeping alive within us patriotic love for the free insti tutions which have been given us as our national heritage, and let us also on the day of thanksgiving especially remember the poor and needy and by deeds of char ity, let us show the sincerity of our great itude. In witness whereof I have hereunto set jny hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington this, the 4th day of November, in the year of our Lord 1895, nnd in the 120th year of the Indepen dence of the United States. GROVER CLEVELAND. By the president: RICHARD OLNEY, Secretary of State. The final result of the Katahdln's trial shows that the calculation made some further reduction In the speed, bringing the figures down to 16.11 knots instead of 17, as imperatively required by the con tract. The Katahdin did wonderfully, however, in horse power development, making 200 more than was estimated. Secretary Herbert will take no action on the failure of the Katahdin to attain the required speed until the official re port of the trial has been considered. It is likely that the secretary will delay dis posing of the matter Hntil congress meets, in order to give the Bath Iron ■works, the contractors for the vessel, an opportunity to secure a modification of the explicit language of the contract, that if the vessel fails to make 17 knots she shall be rejected, instead of allow ing her acceptance, as is customary, at a reduced price proportionate to the fall ing off in speed. As a result of a conference between the secretary of the interior and the civil service commissioners arrangements for being perfected to send to the president for his approval an amendment to the civil service rulfes, especially to the clas sified service for the assistant secretary's office and the assistant attorneys in the general land office of the interior depart ment. There are about seventeen of the former, whose salaries range from $2000 to $2250 per annum. The salaries of the latter class are about $2200 a year. Expe rienced attorneys are required for these positions. Such clerks in the Indian bureau as are not now under the protection of civil service rules will be Included in the amendment. The Edmunds-Tucker anti-polygamy act. as amended by the act of 1887, is In force in the District of Columbia, and persons guilty of adultery as defined therein are subject to its penalties for that offense. So the district court of ap peals decided today in an opinion read by Chief Justice Alvery upon a case grown out of a crusade began last spring by the district officials against violators of the lawr. Two of the offenders appealed from the judgment of conviction in- the criminal court, alleging that the law was not in force in the district. In the opin ion the court says that the first five sec tions and the tenth section of the act are applicable to the district. These Include all the vital ones which make an unmar ried man living with a married woman guilty of adultery as well as she, and makes a husband or wife competent wit nesses against the other to prove the fact of marriage. At the request of Secretary Olney the government of Honduras has promised to extradite A. K. Ward, the alleged Memphis embezzler, who was captured In that country recently. The United States has no extradition treaty with Honduras and the favor extended in Ward's case emphasized all the more the friendly feeling of that government to ward this country, throttgh the fact that this government could not reciprocate if Honduras required an extradition of one of its criminals from America. It wdll be necessary for the state of Tennessee to send an officer to Honduras for Ward, as the federal government has no fund for that purpose to be used in state cases. The comptroller of the currency has de clared thq first dividend of 15 per cent In favor of the creditors of the First Na tional bank of Ocala, Fla. Th<* contract for constructing the ap proaches to the Charleston, S. C., public building was today awarded to the Stew art Contracting company of Columbia, S. C.. at $7075. The president today appointed Claude N. Bennett of Atlanta, Ga., a special agent to make allotments of lands In sev eralty to the Indians. Under authority of an act of congress providing for the ,1oint Canadian and United States commission to inquire Into and report on the feasibility of establish ing deep water ways between the great lakes and the Atlantic ocean, the presi dent today appointed James B. Angell of Michigan, John E. Russell of Massa chusetts and Lyman G. Coley of Illinois as American commissioners. Whisky Trust Cases Dismissed. Chicago, Nov. 4.—Deputations were taken by counsel for Nelson Morris and J. Greenhut, signed by counsel of the re organization committee, dismissing all the suits against members of the old whisky trust. Including those against Samuel Woolner, Greenhut and Morris for an alleged discrepancy in the price for certain distillery properties, which was put down on the books as having been paid. The order of Judge Showalter made some time today was changed so as to include the dismissal of this suit. This Is the formal ending of the whisky trust tight, which was practically ended more than a month ago, and sets at rest any fears that may have been entertained that the peace patched up would not last until officially sanctioned by legal forms. Another Octopus. Pittsburg, Nov. 4.—The H. C. Frick Coke company has purchased the entire plants, property and franchises of the W. J. Rainey Coke company, the third largest producer in the Connellsville re gion. The money consideration wns about $2,250,0n0. This purchase, together with the gigantic transaction of Satur day, by which the Frick company, in con sideration of about $3,895,000, came into possession of the McClure Coke compa ny’s property, leaves but one company of any size in the Connellsville region over which the Frick company has no control, that of Brown & Cochran. BAD WHISKY DID IT. A 14-Year-Old Boy, While Drunk, Killed Another Boy. New Orleans, Nov. 4.—A remarkable occurrence is reported from Gretna, in Jefferson parish, just across the river from the southern part of this city. A 14-year-old* boy named Joseph Hinyup found a quart bottle of whisky. He drank a quantity of the stuff and became much intoxicated. He went home, got his father’s gun and went on the street. He met his brother, who Is 19 years old, and told him he intended to shoot a boy named John Walters, whose parents re sided on the next block. Young Hin yup’s brother paid no attention to this and went away. Shortly afterward the intoxicated boy loaded a gun and went about the town looking for Walters, whom he found after a hunt. Hinyup told Walters he intended to shoot him., When Walters attempted to run away' young Hinyup fired upon him, inflicting a wound which Walters died from In a few minutes. The young murderer was Jailed. A BRAVE LAWYER. Single Handed He Shot and Captured a No torious Robber. Ashland, Ore., Nov. 4.—The Ager Kla math Falls stage, which has been held up eight times In as many months, was stopped near Kenoa yesterday morning by a lone highwaymen, who presented a dummy revolver at the driver and com manded him to throw out the mall pouch es and move on. After the stage had proceeded a short distance Newton Gor don, a Klamath county attorney, alighted and returned to the scene of the robbery. He found the bandit rifling the mail bags and opened fire on him. The second shot struck the highwayman on the arm and he was halted and captured. He proved to be Adolph Frick, a notorious charac ter, who escaped from Klamath Falls Jail Friday last, where he was awaiting sentence for horse stealing. EUGENE FIELD DEAD. The Poet and Humorist Died Juddenly of Heart Disease. Chicago, Nov. 4.—Eugene Field, poet and humorist, died about 5 o’clock this morning of heart disease at his residence In Buena Park. Although he has been ill for the past few days his sudden death was totally unexected. The Press club will hold a meeting today to take ap propriate action on his death. Mr. Field's death was first discovered by his son, who occupied the room with Mr. Field. The young man heard a groan and puting out his hand discov ered it was from his father. The brief indisposition preceding his demise had aroused little alarm. Until yesterday he had Intended to leave for Kansas City. A widow and five children survive him. Negroes Callod Together. Raleigh, N. C., Nov. 4.—Today a formal call for a state ratification meeting of ne groes was made. The meeting is to be held the day after tomorrow. It is to In dorse the action taken at a conference held here last September on matters per taining to the welfare of the negro in North Carolina. They declare that some persons, fear negro organizations. They also declare they are republicans and do not intend to be led by populists, but will be with the republican party on the finan cial question and say: "We want no Tillmanism In ours.” They assert that they are not bound by the late state silver convention, which re solved that no man should be voted for unless he publicly declares on the stump that he is for the free and unlimited coin age of silver. * Trouble in the A. P. A. Columbus, O., Nov. 4.—There is a se rious split in the state organization of the American Protective association. It has resulted in the deposition of the state treasurer, Charles Wilkins, of Spring field. D. T. Ramsey of this city, a mem ber of the state executive committee, says President Wilkins was deposed by a unanimous vote of the committee for his attempt to ubc the order In politics. He says it was found that Wilkins attended the republican state convention and of fered the support of the order to the sev eral candidates. A Schooner Capsized. New York, Nov. 4.—The three-masted schooner Martin C. Ebel has been cap sized at-sea. The fate of the crew of nine Is unknown. The steamer City of Wash ington arrived here today from Tampico and reports having passed the Ebel yes terday in latitude 35.77, longitude 75. She was lying broadside on the water, with masts and rigging intact. The deck load was spread over the sea near by. The schooner had but recently capsized. She was bound to Philadelphia from Jackson ville. _ Lynched for Stealing Clothes. Beebe, Aark., Nov. 4.—Albert England •p-ag taken from officers at 2 o'clock yes terday morning and riddled with bullets near Vilonla, a town twenty miles west of this place. He had robbed a store at that place the first of last week and was captured at Wynne and delivered to the local authorities at Vilonla. He had stolen some clothing from the store and this was the only charge against him. A Stage Held Up. Kingwood, W. Va„ Nov. 4.—Three heavily armed men. held up a stage near this place last evening in true bandit style. The postoffice officers pursued the highwaymen Into Pennsylvinla, where all trace of them was lost. They are thought to be part of the old Cooley gang of outlaws. .. ASSAULTED UNO MURDERED Mrs. Gaskill’s Pretty 11-Year Old Daughter. .THREE SUSPECTS ARRESTED The Circumstantial Evidence Against George Morgan Is Very Strong. SENT TO PRISON FOR SAFE KEEPING Ho Was Drunk at tho Time, But His Past Becord Is Vile Enough in Itself to Warrant His Being Hung. Omaha, Neb., Nov. 4.—Ida Gaskill, the 11-year-old and pretty daughter of a poor willow living at 1814Vfe Howard street, was criminally assaulted and murdered last evening in an old vacant tenement house in the rear of 1S07 Howard street. Ihe corpse was discovered at 1:45 this morning by a detective. After the find ing Martin Hooker, a coal hauler; George Morgan, a collar maker, and Ed Sanford, a machinist, were arrested on suspicion of having committed the crime, but the burden of suspicion rests upon Morgan, who was found with blood upon his cloth ing. At 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon Miss Gaskill went to call Martin Hooker to his supper. Booker boarded with the Gas kills. Mrs, Gaskill became anxious when the little one did not return during the evening and reported the matter to the police. When discovered the body was lying in a small closet in the vacant house with disarranged clothing, swollen throat and features and unmistakable evidence of having been the victim of a murderer’s lust. Booker was imme diately arrested and taken to the city Jail. He disowned all knowledge of hav ing^ seen the girl after 4:30 in the after neon. On the first floor of the Gaskill cottage George Morgan and Edward San ford were found asleep in adjoining rooms. The most startling discoveries made were the bloody garments of Mor gan. His trousers were smeared with blood, his lower shirt front was spotted and there were traces of blood on his left hand. Morgan and Hanford were quick ly taken to Jail, where the former was stripped and furnished with clothing, while his own apparel will bd held as evi dence against him. When, the body of the little girl was taken to the morgue it was found that death had been caused by choking. Deep scars made by finger nails "wene on either side of the throat. Morgan was placed in the sweat box this morning. He said he had been drinking Sunday and asserts that he saw the Gas kill girl yesterday afternoon, and then only for a moment, when she asked him tc tell Booker to come to the Gaskill bouse. He claims to have worked for a butcher last Sunday and to have carried from a delivery wagon a quarter of beef into the shop. Morgan admitted that he was an ex-convict, having served eigh teen months In the Nebraska peniten tiary for burglary and grand larceny. He also admitted that he had been ar tested and held in Jail for a year for an attempted criminal assault upon a little girl named Noyes at Blair about four years ago. A complaint was sworn to, charging Morgan with murder. Upon being arraigned he pleaded not guilty. The preliminary examination was set for Wednesday afternoon a.t 2 o’clock. The police said they had no fear of a possi ble lynching, but were glad to have Mor gan relieved from their charge and placed in the custody of the sheriff. Mor gan was moved to tile county jail this afternoon and later was taken to the state prison at Lincoln. A crowd gathered around the county jail this afternoon, but when assured that the prisoner haxl been taken to Lincoln it dispersed. DETERMINED to speak. Governor Matthews Will Deliver the Cuban Address in Philadelphia. Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 4.—Governor and Mrs. Matthews leave today for At lanta, called there by the sickness of their son. Governor Matthews announces that he has accepted the Invitation to deliver his address favoring Cuban Independence before the Antietam Brigade association, Philadelphia, early next month, and therefore he will not speak on Cuban in dependence day at Atlanta, Ga.,December 17. __ Pell Down an Elevator Shaft. Albany. N. Y., Nov. 4—William D. Mo renge, an old and well known Albany pol itician. fell down the elevator shaft of the Argus building today and sustained injuries from which he died In half an hour. He opened the door leading to the freight elevator, which is in close prox imity to a door leading to the stairway and is frequently taken for it, and stepped off before any one could stop him. A Big Hosiery Mill. Raleigh, N. C., Nov. 4.—The Gojden Belt hosiery mills at Durham are being equipped and will be the largest in the south. Two hundred full automatic ma chines are being put in and 7G0 dozen pairs of fine cotton or silk hose will be the dally product. Julian S. Carr of Durham is president and principal owner and H. W. Bigelow, late of Pawtucket, R. I., Is superintendent. Quarry-men Quit Work. Middletown, Conn., Nov. 4.—This morn ing the employes at all the quarries ir. Portland were ordered on the' schedule of seven hours a day at 14 cents an hour. They refused the terms and de manded the old rate of wages. The quar ries were closed. Both sides are deter mined and a long lockout Is feared. The quarrymen are applying to the railroad for work, 1 _ A River Steamer Sunk. Memphis, Nov. 4—The steamer Joe Pe ters, in the Memphis and Vloksburg trade, sunk yesterday twenty miles below Memphis, near Robinsonville, Miss. No lives were lost. The vessel cost $20,000, but was sold to Capt. A. D. Cummings for $9000. It was insured for $6000. The cargo was valued at $3500. Six Thousand Miners Resume Work. Hazeiton, Pa., Nov. 4.—The refcent rains have broken the drouth In this region. Six thousand miners, who have been idle for weeks, resumed work this morning. All collieries and stripping operations in the district are at work._ A Grocer Assigns. Winston, N. C„ Nov. i.—E. W. Efland, dealer In groceries, assigned here today.' His assets are placed at $3500; liabilities . aulte heavy* , ADDRESS OF M, BOURGEOIS Outlined the Policy of the New Ministry. WAS CHEERED BY RADICALS But the Center Remained Frigidly Silent Throughout the Address. WILL PROVE THE RAILWAY SCANDALS He Expressed a Belief That a Republican Majority Existed in the Chamber, Will ing to Support the Government Other Foreign News. Paris, Nov. 4.—At 3:15 o'clock thleafter rioon Premier Bourgeois began reading the declaration of the policy of the new ministry In the chamber of deputies. The radical deputies cheered the premier re peatedly, but the members of,the center remained frigidly silent throughout the address. H. Bourgeois began by an nouncing that the cabinet would obey the wishes of the chamber in opening sup plementary inquiry Into the southern railway scandals no matter what might be the result, and would deposit on the table of the chamber a complete collec tion of documents in1 the case so as to en able parliament to pronounce political and moral Judgment In the matter. The address was greeted with applause. M. Bourgeois also saldi it was the inten tion of the government to introduce a bill prohibiting senators and members of the chamber of deputies from holding posi tions as directors of any companies hav ing contracts with the state under the penalty of losing their seats. It was also proposed, he said, to modify the law concerning the accused persons, making their preliminary examinations public a3 far as possible. Numerous crises and grave and tragic events, M. Bourgeois said, had retarded legislative reforms which various commis sions have prepared long ago, and the na tion now awaits the resolute effort neces sary to obviate the existing deadlock. The essential question now was, first, to vote the budget upon the normal date. With reference to the army he said the government would satisfy the desire of the nation for a perfect organization and supervision of expenditures. He congrat ulated the troops In Madagascar upon their admirable march to Antanarivo and said that France had acquired alliances which re-established the universal equi librium. The government, he said, would remain faithful to those alliances and pursue the pacific development of France’s rights and Interests. The gov ernment, he announced, would support a blit for the Imposition of- a. progressive probate tax and measures for reform in the laws regulating the sale and use of In toxicating drinks, providing that hygien ic fluids shall not be taxed and to en tirely correct the anti-democratic ine qualities in the fiscal system by a general Income tax. They would also defend bills 1 elating to co-operative Insurance, to or ganize a system of working men’s pen sions and would prepare a definite settle ment of the relations between church and state. The government, he said, did not intend to interfere with the economic regime, but would merely ask that meas ures be passed destined to defend the egrifulturists and to regulate Internal speculations In gold mines. ....... M Bourgeois expressed his belief that a republican majority existed in tlio chamber willing to support a government actuated by the old republican spirit. He demanded the confidence of the chamber for the government, not that it might live, but that it might act. At the request of M. Bourgeois the chamber adjourned until Thursday. M. Iticard, minister of Justice and worship, lead the declaration of the ministry in the senate. The Crisis Is Passed. London.Nov. 4—The officers in this city of the Ottoman bank have received assure Ing advices regarding the financial sit uation in the Turkish capital. The ad vices say it is believed that the crisis is passed. A Bank Reopen*. Montreal, Nov. 4—The Banque Du Peuble, which suspended payment last July reopened its doors this morning. The wicket of the paying teller was at onre surrounded by a large crowd of de positors to draw the 25 per cent, whdch the directors had decided to pay. The Banque Du Peuble today made a demand of assignment on William Clendinln & Sons stove founders and manufacturers, and ’the firm filed a consent to assign. Mr. Clendinln had made the bank an of fer-of $250,000 for his estates, $50,000 cash and $200,000 on time, but the directors de clined to accept It. Insurgents Defeated. Santiago de Cuba, Nov. 4.—Colonel Tejedo’s column last week surprised a camp at Salino and Yzlbilta farms. The rebels fled, leaving behind them three dead The troops captured a quantity of effects belonging to the insurgents and destroyed the camp. The Rebels Retreated. Puerto Principe, Cuba, Nov. 4.—While taking a convoy to the Guayamar and Socorro garrisons,a Spanish column, com manded by Gen. Serrano Altemlra, was attacked by about 200 rebels at Lonia del Saladi. between Guayamar and Socorro. The rebels fired two volleys at the troops, who at once responded. The rebels re treated, leaving five killed and eleven wounded. The government loss was three wounded, including an officer. England Investigating the Law. London, Nov. 4— Ambassador Bayard still awaits a more definite reply to the memorandum of Secretary Olney, defin ing the United States' interpretation of the Monroe doctrine as applicable to the Venezuelan situation. In acknowledging receipt of the document Lord Salisbury Informed Mr. Bayard that he desired to consult leading international lawyers on the points advanced. Those jurists, it is stated, have not yet made their report to Lord Salisbury. Figaro Getting Uneasy. Paris, Nov. 4.—The Figaro, In an arti cle on the dispute between Great Britain and Veneiuela, says: The Venezuelan dispute is worth watching, owing .to. the close proximity of the British and American fleets. Pru dence recommends that they should not be left too long together, for the Intense hatred of the. American towards the old country Is appalling. ^ The Petit Repubilque tf&yg thqt the money subscribed In France toward the purchase of the presents for the French troops in Madagascar did not reach them, but fell into the hands of speculators. . Le Journal asserts that the food and other articles supplied by public generos ity were not distributed to the troops, as intended, but were sold to them at exor bitant rates. Spain Getting More Liberal. Madrid, Nov. 4.—The Heraldo publishes a report of an Interview' wdth Gen. Mar tinex Campos, in which he expressed himself as not disposed to agree to the in dependence of Cuba, but Is of the opinion that the reforms adopted there should be applied in a much more liberal manner than hitherto. An Anglo-American Combine. London, Nov. 4.—In regard to the report that the United States and England in tended to take joint action In Turkey looking to the protection of American and British missionaries, United States Am bassador Bayard said today that nothing had been done through the American embassy, but he was hopeful that some thing would be done upon the lines sug gested, as the American schools in Tur key were the best educational institu tions in that country. Anyhow, he said, joint action should be taken upon the grounds of humanity. The Salvadorean minister had a long interview with Ambasador Bayard today. THE- SMUGGLERS IN JAIL. Now Coal Deposits Discovered—A Light House in Danger. St. Johns. N. F., Nov. 4.—The revenue cutter Fiona, with the nine Burrin smug glers sentenced to imprisonment, arrived here today and the smugglers were placed in jail. The smugglers have raised a num ber of knotty legal points that will prob ably have the effect of causing a reversal of their convictions by the supreme court and of their escaping punishment alto gether. Harbor Grace island, on which is sit uated one of the principal lighthouses of the colony party, foundered on Satur day. It is said that the lighthouse will collapse in the next northeast ga|e. Statistics of surprising Importance are presented in connection with the newly discovered coal deposits. They cover a total, area of twelve by six miles and consist of three distinct troughs, one of which is ten miles long and a mile wide. The deposits are within forty miles of .the w-ater and are quite adjacent to ship ping passage through the St. Lawrence. It is said that the deposits will greatly improve the colony’s future. It is es timated that the quantity of coal in this trough is nearly 12,000,000 tons, anil the others are supposed to be equally rich. The find will do much to extricate the col ony from its present embarrassments If it can be worked advantageously. A Cotton Cargo Afire. Liverpool, Nov. 4.—The British steamer Cuban, Captain Bertie, from New Orleans October 17 for this port, arrived at her dock today with the cargo on fire. The fire was discovered Wednesday in the cotton stored under the awning on deck and since that time a stream has been constantly injected into her hold. The damaged part of her cargo will be dis charged as quickly as possible. Killed and Got Killed. Simla. India, Nov. 4.—AdvIeFff have reached here to the effect that a messen ger attached to the British agency at Ca bul, the capital of Afghanistan, ran amuck and killed Mohammed Akrham Khan, the agent of the British govern ment, who was a colonel In the British In dian navy. He also wounded the agent’s son and another, person. Bystanders finally killed the messenger. To Reorganize the Chinese Army. Berlin, Nov. 4.—The Vosslsche Zeitung says that Col. Von Hannekin, the Ger man officer who took a< prominent part on the side of China in the Chinese-Japanese war, has arrived in this city on a special mission. He is, the paper says, empower ed to arrange for the reorganization of the Chinese army on the Russian, French or German model. The Turkish Side of It. Constantinople, Nov. 4.—An offi cial report that hast>een made to the porte states that twenty Armenians at tacked the gendarmes at Sivereck, In the province of Diargekir, yesterday. In the tight that ensued several Musseimen were killed. Afterwards the Armenians set fire to the bazaar. Five More Christians Avenged. London, Nov. 4.—A dispatch received in this city from Shanghai says that five of the leaders in the massacre of Christians at Kucheng were executed at Foo Chow today. It is calculated that 100 men who were implicated In the massacre escaped scot free. The Portuguese Victorious. Bombay, Nov. 4.—Advices received here from Goa, Portuguese India, show that the Portuguese expedition sent against the rebels has defeated them at Cudnem, killing twenty-five and wounding thirty. The Portuguese loss was trifling. It is likely that this defeat will put an end to the rebellion. Spam Wants Torpedo Catchers. Madrid, Nov. 4.—Government officials will start forthwith for England to ar range for the immediate building of two torpedo catchers of 400 tons eacn. They will have a speed of twenty-eight miles •per hour, v Return of Invalid Soldiers. Algiers, Nov. 4.—The transport steamer Carhar arrived here today, bringing a large number of invalid soldiers from Madagascar. Forty-five died on the voy age. __ SOME OF THE SILVER RECOVERED. The Police Captured Two Men and Thir teen of the Ingots. London, Nov. 4.—The police of Mile End have seized a van laden with car pets and cushions, among which were thirteen complete ingots of sliver and parts of two others, being a portion of thirty-one ingots valued at £4900, the property of the Midland Railway compa ny, that were stolen from a van in Ossut sun street. St. Prancas, on September 25 last. Tfie occupants of the van seized today, Barrat and Gray were arrested. The latter is apparently of good social po sition. The driver of the van was al lowed to escape. It is presumed that he was in league with the police in their ef foHs to recover the silver. Only seven of The Ingots are now missing. Alexander Sartl, an electric plater, who was in the employ .of Elklngton & Co., silversmiths, etc., and Henry Bailey were arrested some time ago in connec tion with the theft. The silver was in transit from the railway station when the man and boy In charge of the van in which the transfer Was being made left the vehicle and went into a res taurant to get breakfast. While they were inside the van was driven off. An hour latef the van was found by the po lice a mile from the restaurant, but the sitver was gone. Some of the ingots wtre traced to Sartl and Bailey and they Tvere taken Into custody. / THE EXPOSITION PAYING It Lost Money ^Tjr the First M'V'n, _ _ BUT WILL DO SO AGAIN Mr. Inman and, ^ dates Wiped Out the Float ■ >>i ■ c? ,nS Debt. THE WOMEN ARE STILL TALKING AWAY Representatives of Many Foreign Govern ments Have Accepted the Invitation to Be Present on Diplomatic % Day, November 10. Atlanta, Nov. —Samuel M. Inman, chairman of the cxposit1'" finance com mittee, goes down In h.o pocket for $00, 000 tomorrow, taking up the company’s Heating debt. When he announced his subscription to his associates today there was applause. The other directors have put up and the, floating debt will be safe ly financed this week. The attendance is growing steadily and the receipts are more than paying expenses. For the first month the exposition did not get out even, but now It Is getting square with the world, and by the end of the month the daily receipts will go away ahead of expenses. ^ Invitations have been sent to the rep resentatives of all the foreign govern ments at Washington to visit the expo sition November 16, diplomatic day. Ac ceptances have been received from the representatives of Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Brazil, the Argentine confed eration and Chili. Secretary Olney is coming. There will be speeches by the visitors, special displays by the foreign exhibitors and dinners and receptions. A special rate has been made by the ex position for schools when pupils come In bodies of thirty or more and in charge of teachers. Julia Ward Howe, president of the as sociation for the advancement of woman, was one of the speakers at the congress of that body today. She spoke on “Ra cial Problems in Europe.’1 Mrs. Mary R. Cady of Iowa read a paper on “The Ideal in the Advancement of Women.” Dr. Nellie V. Mark of Baltimore dis cussed “Women In the Medical Profes sion.” The paper was historical. THE. FIRE RECORD. A Lumber Fire. Alpena, Mich., Nov. 4.—Fire last night In the lumber piles along the docks de stroyed 17,000,000 feet of lumber and tha same number of laths, owned by W. L. and H. D. Churchill, John Milieu and Johnson & Collins. The burned lumber Is fully insured. Cotton Mills Damaged by Fire. Norristown, Pa., Nov. 4.—The Wyo ming Cotton mills of Dean and Mitchell were damaged by fire to the extent of $50,000 today, fully covered by insurance. Two hundred hands are thrown out of employment. An overheated cylinder was the cause. A Sanitarium Burnee. Tiffin, O., Nov. 4.—The Green Springs sanitarium, located twelve miles out of Tiffin, was burned by an incendiary yes terday morning. The sixty guests, many of whom were crippled and helpless in valids, were removed, but lost their clothes and valuables. The building was owned by H. J. Johnson of Cleveland, and will be rebuilt on an enlarged plan. Loss $60,000; Insurance $10,000. A Mine Disaster Averted. Wilkesbarre, Pa., Nov. 4.—A fire was discovered this morning in the Phenix colliery, near Durlca, which for a time caused considerable excitement. A miner engaged in firing a shot broke Into one of the old workings about 3000 feet from the foot of the mine, and set off the gas. It was feared for a time that a serious explosion might take place and many of the miners and laborers were sent out. An alarm was sounded, and the Pittown fire department responded, who, with a number of expert fire bosses, rapidly con structed a stone wall, thus confining the flames to the single chamber In which it broke out. The fire was extinguished late this evening. The colliery is oper ated by the Old Forge Coal and Mining company. An Opera House Burned. Decatur, 111., Nov. 4.—At 7 o'clock to night the Power's opera house was dis covered to be on fire. Then the Indica tions were that there was only a small blaze, but evidently there had been a long start before the fire was discovered. In two hours the opera house, erected five years ago at a cost of $100,000, was totally destroyed. The flames found their way through Into the basement of the Fisk furniture store, adjoining, and then Into the store of the Lynn & Scruggs Dry Goods and Carpet company. At 11 o'clock there seemed little prospect of saving anything In that block. The opera house block was occupied by Whitney's drug store. Keck & Welgand’s cigar store, Durfee Implement house and the Mahone Abstract and Title company. The Mlllken block, a new steel fire proof building. Is being completed Just across the street. That building was looked upon to stop the progress of the fire, which at 11 o'clock Is beyond the control of the local department. The loss at this time will reach in the neighborhood of $300,000. Engines and supply of hose on a special" train has arrived from Spring field. Bloomington has been asked for aid, but has not responded. With the aid of the Springfield men there are hopes that the Lynn & Scruggs store may be In part saved. That firm carries an In surance of $102,000. The opera house was Insured for only $25,000. The A. B. U. Order a Strike. Spokane, Wash., Nov. 4.—A strike has been ordered by the American Hallway unioni on a division of the Great North ern. A force of twenty-five men em ployed in the machine Bhops and a score of carpenters walked out. The trainmen. Including engineers, firemen and brake men, stuck to their places and trains are running tonight, although some were de layed. The westbound continental train came to a burning bridge at Columbia Falls yesterday afternoon. A man Was seen running away from the structure. Luckily the trainmen were able to put out the fire before it destroyed the bridge. A telegram has been received from the^eneral manager offering a re ward of $1009 for the arrest and convic tion of the miscreant who who set th» bridge on fire. v .