The daily morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1883-1899, November 06, 1898, Image 1

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- The Only
Stove Store
We know the lunincaa. Twenty year experience. If you want a
GOOD Stove, sco tho stock at the
Eclipse Hardware Co.
lrfn mwk wnk li.x'ki.
"Wc Buy anil Sell Everything."
Specialties Just Arrived...
of Books...
If you Jlcnrti otio thing
every day and live long
enough you will dio a
wino man. Lonrti today
that wo handlo tho flu
ent, lurgcHt, newent and
cIh'iijhwI stock of hla
tionery in tho city. Our
ahu in loth to j.Icuhu and
to accommodate the
purses of our patrons.
nm. a HuppUm; School Suppllc.
& Reed.
r .'KICKS.
Goods; Lowest Prices
to Buyers
Wc take pleasure in
calling your attention
to tl.e fact that never
before was a Latter,
finer or handsomer
lino of
Gapes, Jackets,
Suits and
Jlovelty Dress
"In all colors" nhewn,
than it now on exhibi
tion and for Mile at
very moderate prices.
See them at
McAllen k
T0 4T1 Commercial 8tret, ASTORIA.
161163 Third Street.
Theater Collapsed at Detroit,
Ten or More Workmen
Being Killed.
Roof Fell Without t Moment's
Warning and Workmen Were
Caught Beneatb It. j
Terrible Mistake of an Eflflaetr. Who
Caused Three Cars to Fall Down
a Shaft Upon a Carriage.
DETROIT. Nov. 5. The new nve-tory
""onderlnnd theater building li tonight
In a hopeless state of collapse, and IS or
more live have b-n sacrificed by an p
imlllnit IO-nt which orfurrl Ihore
I hln nftrrnnon. Shortly brfnr I o'clx k,
while iume C nnn wore at work In vari
ous parti of th hair-flnlnhod thcuti r.
tMirilon of (tin trur(ur (rll In, without
a awond'i warnltiR.
Nwrly cviry wurkmnn wa curried
diwn Into Hip (hi-ater pit. Th top
ffallcry win cru."hil down upon the lower
calUry. furmlnic a'aort of fntal hlll'lde,
dowr which lld broken ateel ulrdera.
plank. tltiilH-m. brl k, and a great quan
tity of cement from the roof, and carry
ing alonit the mr-iHn(f company of men
Into tho pit Ih'Iow. very few of whom
ecAP! Injury. The front wall of the
bullillnit remmlna practically Intact, but
he rHut nt1 wall bulKcd out and buckled
P tnkltiK out of the dead wna rushed
and Rood proem wa made, until 5:15
w hen the upper portion of tn eaat wall
fell, a ahower of brlcka ntnklng around
the crowd of laborer, olflcera and new-
paper men. extlnitulnhtnK tha temporary
clectrlo llchtu and ennlnir .1 ampde
for the mr.-ct. Kortunatt-ly noius of th a
who were ittruck by the pec-ond downfall
wa perNiunly Injured. Mayor Maybury
and other city ntflrtul who were on the
ti'rnn thereuntin decided not to further
ImiH'rll life In order to auve dead bodle
and work im cuxpended until tomorrow.
The dcd are:
AiiKtmt Aillnrh.
(i.xirtte V. White.
TtieHlorf Mrli-na.
M rtln Hhfter.
'orncllu McArron.fl
J imeK Mevemchke.
Aliv'i.Ki J:.iiii- l.O'.VKkl.
John OrewUkl.
Two other bodle had been d Pfovered
In the debris at the time of tho second
The following are mlslnp-:
JVter t'onnors.
Jacob I'wen.
Krank Wolf.
O. Mullln.
Twelve other workmen were acrlonsly
Inliired. and of thepe It Is fivired that
Kdwanl Fisher and J. W. Wilson will
Th illp.iptcr l su)po!Md to have been
duo to the uh of faulty Iron beams In
constructing tho supports for the very
hiMW roof.
Wll.KKSHARHK. l'a.. Nov. 5-Scvcn
men wen kllli.! anil three r.uauy in
lured at tho Kxetcr collier of the LehiRh
."oul Company at West Pittston today.
Tho accident w-s due to the alleged cire
lessnro of Knulnecr PavlJ Trice, who,
actinf In disolKsllenco of positive or
dors, caused throe cars to run Into tho
K of the shaft. These cars, loaded and
welching 11 tons, fell down tho Sw-foot
shaft and crashod with frightful force
upon a, cwrrlUKo carrying 10 men. Seven
were almost Instantly killed. They are:
Michael Smith.
Andrew Ttnko.
Michael Podosabanny.
Michael Rraiuke.
Joseph E. Culock.
Michael Wusloske.
Joseph Andrewsky.
The lnlurel are:
William Ptikos.
Joseph Winsler.
Paul Ijicksnones.
The accident occurred as the men were
olnr lo work, and being sent down the
shaft In parties of 10. Price. In charge
tf the little donkey engine, was shifting
loaded cars from the new red ash Bhaft
somo distance a.way. This track ep
proached tho head of Exeter shaft, and
at a distance of 30 feet from It, curved
jrently to the right and around the shaft
to a breaker. At a point where this tracK
commenced to curve was a BWltch and 20
feet of track leading to the head of the
shaft, which was used for storing crip
pled cars. Close to the head ot the
shaft It was closed by a head block.
The train was going at good speed,
when. Instead of. curving around tne
shaft, the cars into the switch, which
was open, struck tho hood block, dashed
through It, and three of them toppled
down tho shaft, completely wrecklinr It.
Tho mass of wreckage fell to tho foot
of the shaft, choking It, and when, after
hard work, the men wero extricated,
seven'wore dead and three fatally hurt.
Refusal of the Spanish Commissioners
to tho United States' Terms Opens
tho Way for a Compronilso.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 Roports to tho
stato department received from tho poaco
commissioners In Paris Indicate that that
body has proceeded In exactly the line
anticipated, and consequently the nction
of yesterday was not a disappointment.
It was fully expected that the Spanish
commissioners would endeavor to make
better terms than thoso offered by the
United, States commissioners. It was
not expccM thy -would close with ths
American propopltlon.
It Is quite probable the way 1 now open
for compromise between the two sides,
and the monetary difference will be found
to be the only one at sobsUni. This, It
I believed. I represented by tha differ
ence intwten about VhffttSfA, probably
the mailmutn allowance which the Unit
ed States will be willing to pay 8paln for
the Improvement In the Philippines, and
th WfiiftfS. which represents about tha
mmlmum of the Spanish claim for com
pensation on account of tha cession of tha
entire group. With about IIM.OuO.OjO at
stake In this Usaa It will be teen there I
fair reason to expect the negotiations will
not ts speedily terminated.
PARIS. Nov. (..Regarding (he oeaca
negotiations, the Spaniards affect to be
lieve that the American had planned to
develop the spirit of th Philippine da-
mand before the Amtricaa, elections, but
they decline to say whether they expect
easier terms after tha election. ' r
The entire clerical force of the Amert.
can commission was busy. tha greater
part of Uui night In handling life Span
ish presentment, anj the counsel to the
commissioners at tha same time exam
ined U Wltb View) to .today's private
sepplon of the American . ootnmisslon for
the formulation ot a response.
It may again pa asserted pn the high
est autbortty as bearing on tha Spanish
argument that when the protocol was
signed there was no understanding, ver-
bul or otherwise, which the protocol dots
n't show forth. Nor have the American
commissioners at any time, on the other
hand, held or believed that the protocol
determined anything against ' Spain's
sovereignty In the Philippines.
Tha American representatives have.
however, bad and doubtless will hld.
that the protocol meant to provide and
docs provide, for a decision by tha Paris
conference regarding tha ownership of
the Philippines.
In this connection, too, the American
will undoubtedly cite the faot that ori
ginally the. protocol contained th word
"posiieai;," Instead of "disposition," the
latter having been substituted at M.
C&nibon s riutt and In uelerence to
Bpunlsh sens.bllltles.
Tne original reading will be unques
tionably recurred to now as Indicating
the mental altitude of the American
signers of the protocol toward American
possession of tho Philippines. This line
of rrusunlng naturally will Include the
question of the precedent which the Span-
lards created by the refusal ot the
L'ntid State to consider the Cuban debt
because It was not mentioned In the pro
tocol. '
It Is possible that tne American com-
m.ssloners may finally concur with the
Spanish contention that the capitulation
of Manila, comliiM after tha signing of
the protocol, was Invalid. In that event
to' Americans may cite, as an oftiet to
the tariff duties collected. Jhelr own ex
penses la administering the government
ot Manila and oYiforitng order. vThey
mf-.-k.l0 auk It .Spals) .ishas the Insur
gent cordon of the city nd the insurgent
control of tho waterworks re-stab-
llshid as a step toward the restoration of
the tiuus quo ante, which the Spaniards
declare was broken by the Americans.
Finally, Spain may be asked to con-
s.der whether. Instead of being prisoners
of tho I'nlted Slates, the Spanish troops
at Manlia, were not more exacuy refu-
Kees wtthln American protection.
liut. however the, contentions may re
sult, there are at present no Indications
ot a rupture.
Evacuation Commission Asked to Inter
ced In Their Rehilf-Other News
From the Conquered Territory.
HAVANA Nov. 6. An appeal signed
by o. large number of Cuians, has been
presented to tho L"iIU-d States evacua
tion comlssioners tegKing them to in
tercedo with the Spamsh government
for the relwso of the Cuban general, Kuls
Rivera and the Cuban colonel, Uacallac,
his chief of staff, who, In March ot last
year, were captured by the Spmnlsh gen
eral Hermundes de Velasco, while opera
ting with his column in the hills about
Ca.bcx.idas de Rio Hondo. The local pa
pers say thtit the American commission
ers have forwarded the petition to Cap
tutu GehenU Hlanco. but It Is safe to as
sume that they have taken no steps In
the matter, as It would be entirely out
side their province.
Rear Admiral Sampson and his party
have returned on the Scorpion from a
pleasure trip to Marlel.
Colonel Williams, the chief quartermas
ter has been attacked with some sort of
a fever, which the physicians cannot yet
identify, "but he Is not seriously ill. Cap
tain Foruker will leave for the United
States next Wednesoay.
, Captain Brooks nas completed his in
spection and Inventory of the batteries
and other defences ot Havana and sub
mitted his report.
Mr. GviU'.d, legal adviser to the United
States evacuation commission, will sail
for the United States .today on the Ybg-
He eoes .to attend to private buslne
and will return here In the course of a
fortnight. The party Which landed Thurs-
day from the transport Panama, lnclud-
Ing Representative John Dalxell, and
former Congressman Huff, will also be
passengers by the Vlgllancla.
The Spanish officials have announced
a sale of government tugs and launches,
Tho only salo effected was of a launch,
which went for $3,500. In the other cases
the bids fall below tho two-thirds estl-
mated vaulo, and tho articles were not
Tho official records from Matanias for
tho month of October give the births
there as 19, tho marriages 10, and the
deaths 6C8.
Among the steamers that have arrived
within the last 21 hours, are the Eures
karo, St. Germain, and Los Andes, from
Spanish ports, and the Vlgllancla, from
Vera Crux, all with passengers and cargo.
ST. LOUIS. Nov. 5.-Tho Curfew bill to
compel children under tho age of 13 to
bo off the streets after 8 p. m., In winter
and 9 p. ni. In gummor, has been passed
by tho city council. The bill. was origin
ated by Colonel Alexandor Ilogeand, of
Louisville, Ky., president of lao Boys'
and Girls' National Association. ,
Mayor Sogenhelm assured Colonel
pen passed
Hogelnnd that he would sign the bill, and
It will then become a law.
A number of the larger cities have
adopted Colonel Hogeland's curfew ordinance.
Spanish Cruiser, Foundered
While oa Her Way to
United States.
Cite Opened Great Rents In the
, ; Cruiser's Sides - Ml Sne
" Filled and Sank.
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Hovel Plan Employed to Transfer tne
Men From tne Sinkinf Vessel to
Tnf Which Towed Her. .
CHARLESTON. S. C Nov. l-The tug
Morrltt put Into Charleston this morning
and reported tha loss of the cruiser Ma
rta Teresa oft San Salvador, the B
hamas. November 3. in the midst of a
furious storm. . ..
The cruiser left Calmanera, Cuba, on
the morning of October . In tow for
New York. 8be had already passed Cape
Mays! and started northeast around the
Bahamas. A furious storm overtook her,
and In her condition she was unable U
weather the gale. The strain operv-d
rents In the hull which had been patched
to enable her to make the Journey and
she began to fill rapidly. The Merrltt
took off Captain Harris and crew from
the sinking ship and she soon went down.
The Merritt brought the captain and 136
men. who will proceed north by rail. No
lives were lost, so far aa known.
WASHINGTON. Nov. L-The navy de
partment has a message from Lieutenant
Commander. Harris, now at Charleston,
confirming the loss of the Maria Teresa.
' Ha states that to have turned about
and sought another passags would have,
been an extremely perilous undertaking
to begin with, and even ' after gettin;
safely about, the vessel would have been
obliged to travel many hundred miles
more than Intended In order to have
picked up another course closer to the
American continent and with the added
dangers that the Florida shoals might
The greatest regret was expressed In
official circles resurdlng the loss of the
Maria Teresa, Secretary of State Hay
said that he was Indeed sorry to hear
that It had been found Impossible to
bring the vessel to the United States,
when everybody wa so much Interested
in her.
Acting Secretary Allen of the navy said
the loss was much greater than any In
trinsic value represented In the ship.
She was the link that connected the great
naval victory with the United Sates. It
was the sentiment bred In this country
that succeeded in raising her, and It was
the wish of the whole people that she
should be brought to the United States.
It was the general Impression about the
state, war and navy department that
the loss of the Maria Teresa would pre
vent any further attempt to bring any of
the other vetwels to this country.
A thrilling story of the loss of the
Maria Teresa Is given In the olflc'.al re
port of Lieutenant Commander Harris
to the secretary of the navy, received by
telegraph at the navy department late
this afternoon. Harris says:
At 1 p. m. Captain Cittender asked me
to signal tho Vulcan to cast oft the Mer
ritfs tow lines and have the Merritt
come alongside. I then assumed cora
mandi told the men what was to be done
and assigned them stations. I told the
chief engineer to. sturt the engine to aid
the Vulcan 1u keeping out head up. He
did so.' but it could run hut a short time
with the steam we had. We signalled
the Vulcan, "we are about to abandon
the, ship; try to, keep us iiead to wind."
I ordered Captain Lecato to take charge
of thai lee. suet boat and whn4lt was
lowered to the rail ordered Captain Chit
tenden Into It. against his repeated pro
tests. ' He was placed In the boat with
hi son. This boat was unabje to reach
the lines we had astern, but tha Verrttt
picked them up and( after taking Captain
fhlttRniinn aboard, towed tha boat to our
I lee quarter and repeated this manouver
each trip, forming a le for the boats to
come under, and then tawing them nock,
She was splendidly bandied.. From 1 to
1 o'clock the work of transferring the
j crew continued. A life-raft was taken
; over and capslsed, but was righted. The
Bmaller surf boat, towed under the lee
side, was then gotten out.
I in all his trips the quartermaster
j poured oil In sponsons on both sides, and
j the Vulcan also used ,oll .to make It
i smooth where the embarking was done,
i I doubt if we could have worked without
It. The ship labored more and more
! heavily before I left the bridge. She rolled
her sponsons under, Which I should esti
mate to be thirty degrees, and her pitch
ing was enough to show her rudder, pro
pellers and perhaps 12 feet of her keel.
With the exception of three men, who
got drunk and gave much trouble, all the
crew behaved well. Every - man did his
duty and my ' orders were Instantly
obeyed by the wreckers and the men of
tho navy.
American Residents Leave CUangklng to
Places of Safety General ln'Chargo
of Garrison Suicides.
j SEATTLE, Nov. S.-The Kobe News
under data ot Ootober 1 says
Tho latest telegrams respecting the ris
ings In tho neighborhood of Chungking
state that It is a movement against the
mUslonnrles on the part ot a marauding
band W by one Yu Man Ts '
Tha French church, hospital and school
and also the American Methodist charck
Chau. about SO mile from
g, have been destroyed. Thai
the marau'W are comtnttf
being swelled and the lawless now num
ber about 2,000. moat of tnem Bern;
armed with nntlquated rifles, bat thai
leaders' own guard, of about 100 men, ta
armed with WlncMster rifle. There ara
about n EnsrlUh and American subject
living at Chungking. Mr. ftmlthers Is
the United States consul thers.
The consul j are stated to hava wire!
to their respective ministers at Pektac
silking tliat pressure be brought to bear
upon tha viceroy to send troop to sup
press the riot; but owing to political
changes at Peking, tha government .U l
said, will not be able to comply with th
order. . ' . . , - -. .
The general In command of tha garrlao
at Chungking ha committed lulcid t
escamt punishment for not suppressing
the rioter. The English and America
resident of Chungking hava left th city
and gone down, .tha river to a place 0t
Tha horn d-partment of tha Japan es
government la making an investigation
with the object ot placing churcbe and
buddhlst temples under tha same regula
tion. Under the present law buddhlst prtel
are debarred from sitting In th diet, al
though Japanese christian pastors ara
permitted there: but, on the other band,
a buddhlst temple is exempt from taxa
tion, while a christian church la not.
Mr.- Than Half the Population Strtckra
Medical Supplies and Nurse Badly .
Needed in tha District,
Woodson, medical Inspector In tha de
partment of Santiago, who arrived ber
on the U. 8. cruiser Cincinnati, after vis
iting Holguln. Glbara, Baracoa, Sagu
de Tanamo and Ouantanamo, reports
that upon his arrival at Glbara with Col.
Hood's regiment he discovered mora tha
half the population, suffering from imall
pox. There were also many cases of .y
phoid and dysentery. He went Immedi
ately to work and systematically isolated
the bouses. Insisting upon the regiment
(the Second Immune) being camped In
a healthful location near the sea.
Every effort will be made to prevent
the American and SptuUsh soldiers from
fraternizing, as tha Span;arda coma Uom
Holguln. about 37 miles from Glbara.
and ara liable to carry Infection. Th
whole country between the two town I
thickly populated, and the plagu Is scat
tend alt along ha rout. . '
Medical supplies are badly needed, aUa
delicacies for the convalescents, and tha
situation offers n excellent ojppercamlty
for nurse and doctors ot tne Red Cross.
General Wood will soon leave to mak
a personal Inspection of th point vis-'
ited by Dr. Woodson, despite the advlc
of his friends not to do so. The military
governor is simply indefatigable In tha
line ot duty. Ho will send Dr. Wood
son back to Glbara on the steamer Reloa
de Los Angelee with five uoctors and
lartw quantity of supplies.
General Wood says he knew ot tha
epidemic, which had been continuous
for three years, and bad every man la
Colonel Wood's regiment vaccinated. He
believes that none will be stricken and
that there la no cause for alarm. Colonel
Ray, of th Third Immune regiment, re
ports a recent affray on tha Santa Isabel
plantation between two ot his man wh
were guarding cattle and some IS lnsur- -gents
Three of tha Cubans are believed
to have been wounded, but their com
rades Carried them off.
Colonel Ray sent for the Cuban gen
eral, Peres, and questioned him regard
ing the matter, declaring thai he was
positive that the men were of Perea'a
command, as they were all armed and
wore Cuban cockades. He Insisted that
if Peres kent his men under arms, ba
should also keep them In camp.
"I cannot understand your object,"
said Colonel Ray to Peres, "In continu
ing your men armed on .jo
territory- Are they armed as against
the Americans? 'There are no Spanlarus
In arms within a hundred miles. What
Is the necessity of doing what can only
lead to further trouble?" -
Gemral Peres said he would Issue or
ders restralnlne bis men from similar
Cononel Ray replied:
"I shall treat all armed Cubans caught
stealing or trying to teal cattle as ba
dlts. There Is no reason why these me
should not go to work."
Colonel Dorrup has completed hla
schedule of the guns ctpturea from th
Snanlarda to be shipped north. The to
tal number Is 131, varying from lft Inche
to Inches In calibre. Ther are M
six-Inch bronxe pieces, three steel gun
and 41 cast Iron guns. In addition t
this ordnance there are B.Out) Mauser
rifles and 10.000.000 cartridges.
OMAHA, Nov. 5. Today the Trana
Mlssisslpot and International Exposition,
Association decided on paying back 7S
cents on every dollor of Btock that waa
subscribed for Its construction. After
this Is accomplished enough money will
remain In tho treasury to more than
pay tho remaining 25 cents, and fulfill all
Ike Royal Is the biqhest grade twklog eewoar
kaowa. Actual tets show It goes o
tilrd further taaa any etbar bread.
Absolutely Pure
OVU. SAMM POWM 00., WW vowc