SI1 f IWSl THE WEEK J III a Condensed Form lor Our Busy Renders, flAPPErflNGS OF TWO CONTINENTS A Roiumo of tlio Lest Important but Not Lets Interesting EvonU of the Pant Weak. Striking coal miners In Minnesota nrn to return ti work. Hull I.iiUii messenger boys hnvo wun iholr Ktrlkti for nlturtntto Hun days off. Mayor Tnylor, of Unit Francisco, tine nppolnti'it n now board of sup ervisors, Valuable historical papors hnvo boon stolon from thulr archive In lluvnim. Tint Kiiveriiiumit snys thoro I no danger of n n m I fumlnu this winter llku tlmf of Inst. North Cnrollnn ticket agent tmro limit linllcli'il for violating tbo atnlo ml I rim it rntu law. Tim nppronohlng election In tlio Phlllppltit U arousing I'Ut llttlo ! tiirtHil ninoiiK tho native. New York U terrified by the con. Untied MiHMult on yiiiiiu: girl which tho pollen seem ii ti nb 1 1) to Mop. A Chicago wntiuui hna been r realml lio linn for ywirn been aecur ttiK Imlili from mi railed "hospital" Hiul tliun suiting thorn nroitml town. WIiIIh thn czar was rovluwltig troop nwtr llm pnlnro onn regiment of hU guard mutlnliMl iiml refused to Ink mrt In maneuver iiiiUhm ii cr tnln comtniiinlor was removed. Hahndor litut nked Mexico to act as initiator with Nicaragua. W. J. Iltjnn lui saved n woman from Mug run over by mi auto. Meat records throughout the Middle states Iiavp broken nil foiuirr records fur thin miiniiitii. New P.diuliutgh, suburb of Ottawa, Out., Im been swept by fire. F.st. iiiaUmI loss, 1.100,000. Thn fun. Inn in Hi. Klliahoth district, Jatnalrn, l growing wursc. Ten thou. Band jicoplc nro iuld to Imi starving. Tho effort of the Wabash rnilioad to establish 2-rent pnscngcr jste nil through tho Hunt has Urn blocked by other lOAlllt. Japan hnn completed a t rooty taking full rnntrul ol Cotoa aihI tho minister of foreign affair say China may share thn jiiiio Into. II. II. Rogers, hrail of tho Randan! Oil, ha Iwoti Mtrnok down by hrat ami hi doctor have ordcrrd complete rest na the only hopo of recovery. Throe Imllau girt arc guarJIng tho graves of thulr ancestor In Kaiisat ;ity, Kan. The government him or' dored tho boilii-A removed nml tlio IhiiiI sold. A steamer hna Just nrtlved nt Van- comer, II. 0., with 1,177 Jnimtirse front Honolulu. Thn Canadian Pnclflo railroad wnnts 6,000 coolie lor con ut Miction work. Tho Corcan emporor has confirmed tho rojiort that ho Im abdicated. Mih. UumoII Kako Ima ulvmt 1100,000 to tho HyittOtno, N. Y., unlvcnlty. flcriniiny will opixwo nt Tho Maiuo tiny nioumont townnladlMrmninont. Jnixtn hna lust ttlol to llont I20.000, 000 of rnllronil Iwmla In KiikIuiuI. but fullo.1. Gcrinnu inllltury ofllcoh) nte oxwrU montlnir with iivoiyaiircoaful illrlulblo lialloon. Tho iKKiplo of Itnmln lltn irfnaliiK to renUtor for tho uloctiona, nil thoy rcco nlio II to bo n farce. A hitlMoti IwIoiikIiik to tho Itonicvolt family tioiil tho Krunch iimbuiwulor .mid lum Ihh'H bnnlHheil. Tito ritioitnt ol ballota In tho innyor. nlty flKlit In Now York luui bi-on fiirtlior ilclnyod by MoOlullim'a luwyofii. Tho pronooutlnK uttornoy of Mleale. lppl Imi Hiietl tho Htnnilanl Oil coin jmny for $1,400,000 for vlolutlon of the jtntl-trmt law. Amorlcnn nml Jnpnnoeo bluojuaketi In Frnnoo nto to b( kopt npnrt for four of iv Unlit. Jloth uouutrlcH hnvo ()uud conit In Fronoh watoia. MachlnUta mo preparing to atrlko on ll rnllrouda, Two Han FrnnelHco boys ore umlfcr nrreat for plnolnn dynamlto en pa on titroot enr trnoka. Tho llnywooil trial at Itolso will coat cIcho to $260,000, InoludliiK tho ex. pounce of both sides, Allor, Uio Haywood wltnoan ohnrKod with porjury, hna been bound over to imwor In tho District court. Chicago labor unions will not parade thli yoar on Labor day, This liai boon ono of tho foaturos horotoforo, HAWLEY FINIUHEH AHQUMCNT. It Uuro Haywood Had Hand In Bleu nonuora; Murder. lloli, July 22. Jnmoa II, llnwloy, lenillng countiil for tho atiito of Idaho, pioaniitliiK tho llmtof tho iirntiini'iiU to thn Jury In thtieiiro iigalimt William 1). IInywiMxl, ipoko for niurly plght hotiri, dlatrlhutcd over tlini' aoralotiH ol court, Iaoii wht'ii tho foirniMiu aMlon Hnliir day lind axtniiiliol far boyond tho cu toiimry tlmo limit, ovmy (Milt In tho courtroom whh imi:iiiiIoi and renin Imil ao until tho ItiHt word wim okiii. Noun llnloniil moro nttrutlvoly to the nrgninmit tlinu llnywooil, tho dufviul. ant, mill none allowed Ir emotion. From tlmo to time ho took coplinia note In n nmnll Inxik and frivUiiitly niado ugKintloiiH to ono or other of hi" coiiutol, povoii ol whom wcru In court tcuty, Thtouuhout thn day Mr. Ilnwley tiMil an alinott couvrriatlonal tonci. Tho annlyula of titlinotiy In contradiction of Orchaid'a atory conclmlixl frequently with tho dcmincUtlon of wltnraa nflur wltmm na u wilful perjuror or guilty of uulutviitlonnt falielirxxl. When ho hiul apokcu flvo and a half hoiirr, Mr, llawley reacheil Caldwell, whero nt tho cloAa of tho year HUfi thn irenratlona for tho murdor of HIpiiiiciiIktr wero nfoot, Ilia viflco now found n aympa. thctlo nolo nnd, he told of tho loat miuiiouta of tho ex'govnrnor the court, rouin wnt liuahed and the jury lenml forward to catch tho apcaker'a oery word. Mr. Ilawley'a rn'roratlon wat iinprra. "'vpa 'rbeie wa no Attempt at Any tllghTof oratory, but only n atrotiK nolo of deep alnriulty and great (til. nratmf( when ho pkAiloI lor In hont-ai liidgment from honed turn ofldaho. Mr. Ilawluy aald hodld not charge that n majority or even that many of tho Wealern Federation of Mlnera wero crltulnnU, but that thn evil diva of tho clllren And of tho renin of tho or ganliAthm had brought diacredlt on tho rank and lllo. Thn tlmo lind In dreil come, ho aald, when right think Ing men iliould rim nnd tnako war upon tlio rvll Influence that wrro tho cur-o of all labor orgnnlratlona. On tho adjournment of court until Monday morning, Mr. llawley waa howuriil with congratulatloni. THIftTY.ONE DEAD. Michigan Excurilon Train Hlti Freight at HlRh tJpeed. FaIoiii, Mich., July 22. Thirly-ono Ix-opln nro dead and moro than 70 in nred, many of them orlmmly, an tho reattlt of a head-on colllamt batunlay Ik. tween tliU village and Plymouth, whon n I'vro Marquette excurilon train bound from Ionia to Detroit craihed Into it wcwthouud frolgltl train In n cut lu-altil At a f harp curvo of the l'ero Mniiiiutto ralliond aImiiI n nillo ciit of Halein. Thn Menger train of eleven cara, carrying tho l'ri Marnuetto nlioii em. ployed of Ionia and their fainlllea to the .Michigan niotrooin lor tholr an mini 1'iciirnloii, wan running at high hhh1, prolaihly 60 inllea an hour, down n aleeji grade. It ttruok the lighter l(.omotlv of tho (might train with mcli teirlblo fotce na to turn tlio ftolght englno completely nruund. Only a few of the freight trnin'a can wein anwiihed, mid it took only n fow houis' work to removo all trncea of thorn from tlio neono, Hut behind tho two wrecked locomotlvea rlvcara of tho paMcngor train lay pilcl in u hopolees wreck, Four of tho pnaengor coacluvi re inninod on tho track but illghtly dam aged, nnd were uied to convey tho dead and Injured to Ionia; one conch waa entirely undamaged, with only Ita for. ward ttucka off tho ralla. Tho two coicIim next nlivad of tills woru tolo. ncopwl. Tho next enr forwurd atood a). moat on end after tho wreck. IteaiHiiiMlbllity ia put iqunro uiwtt tho otew of tho ftolght train by ollloinl of tlio road. Thoiio who arrived nt tho neono of tho wreck noon uftor tho nccl dent mcured from tho arow of the ftolght tho order under which it was running, and which clearly showed tho poaltlon of tho pnsiongcr train, nnd that tho freight had oncroarheU umn tho other train's running tlmo. Tho collision occurred at 0:1!) o'clock, and tlie ftolght tialn should hnvo lonchod Halein at 0;10 to bo within Ihoiroidora, Rlotira; In Seoul. Toklo, July 22, Into ndvlcea from Keoul say that tho rioting is growing in magnitude. Attampts to burn tho railway station nnd polloo building wero frustrated by prompt notion, Tho powder nmgitxiuo of tho Corean government la strongly guarded by Jap. iui ceo troops at tho roqucst of tho mln later of war. Motors uro shooting wildly out of windows nnd two Japan on o nro toported to havo boon killed. Murderous nsenuUa nro ftoqucnt and tlio olty la verging ulmoet on n rolgn of torror. Russia Deglni New Railroad. Kortohlnsk, Asiatic- l.usslu, July 23. Work wns formally begun today on tho construction of tf.o flreb lootion of tlio Atnurla railroad, which la destlnod to glvo Itusaln n line to Vladivostok on tlroly through Itusslan territory. Tho nurnoso of tills line nt nrosont is nurolv stnvUglcai. It is admitted that it can boprofltnblo commoiolnlly only after many yoara, I NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL i -. . r , , i OOOD HEPUIir FUOM CANAL Excavation f'roceodlng Woll and Death flats Lowered, Washington, July 27. Tho deUtlled rcjwrt of tho o'lerntlonsof tho Isthmian Canal comtnlsslou on tho Isthmus for Juno lost has been received. Kxrnva tlon in tho Culobra division was 024, 6R0 cubic yards, against 000,305 cubic yard during May, and Is more than three limes the amount titken out In Juno, 1000. Tho tetmrt says that with 110,000 yards per shovel as the maxi mum output during tlio dry season 10, 000 yatds per shovol cannot be conald erixl n serious falling off when tlio ox ceralvo rainfall (13.34 Inchos) for Juno Is taken Into account. Tho excavation at Qatun niiiounlnl lo 76,013 cubic yanli and In tho canal prism HI, 362 culilo yards wa dredgvl. Tho repott of tho department of tabor headitiarU)ri shows tho total working force on Juno 20 a 23,327. This Is cxolmivo of tho force employed by tho I'annma railroad. The chief mnltnry olllrur reports tliat out of 4, 300 whlto American employe there wero only four deaths during thn month and that out of about 05,000 white other than Aufurlrans there wero but 16 deaths. Out of about 20,000 colot wl employes there wero 772 death, making a total of 01 deaths In June against 00 In Muy. Taking all deaths of employe togetlior, only 12 deaths In Juno wero duo to what ato consider oil climatic dlseaaea malaria and dys enteryand nono of thefco occurred among tho American whlto employe. Enlarg,, Not Abandon It. Washington, July 27. The annual tumor tliat Vancouver hntrocks f re to be removed to Kealtlo ha Just leen re vived. When the attention of Senator Itourne was called to It, ho lock it up with tho War department nnd llnds tliat there Is no thought of abandoning Van. couver Utrracks or of reducing its garri son. On the couttary, the adjutant general ndvltea the senator that It luis Uen decldeit to Inctease tho garrison by add tig ono Imttery of field artillery with n cotrerjpondlug Incrciso in tho accom modations cf the post. Thus Is tho tumor burled for another 12 month. Navy Ceaplaln Under Fire. Washington. July 26. Chaplain II. W. Jones of tho battle-ship Minne sota, la to bo tried by court martini on chargea of scandalous conduct to tho destruction of good morals, nnd falsehood, preferred by tho Acting Secretary of tho Navy. Under tho chargo of scandalous conduct thoro nro 17 Hpiwiti-Mlon. consisting mainly of nil -gallons of tho utter nnro of worthlo. -.hecks. Undor tho falsehood ehnrgo It Is alleged that Jones misrepresented tho fncts re garding n noto which had bcon given by him. Appointments From Washington. Washington, July 25. Major Hany I Hawthorne, Coast Artillery corn, Is tclleved from duty at tho Atmy War college In this city and will pioceed to Vancouver batnicks for duty. Caplnlu James W. McAndrew, Third Infantry, is relieved from duty as quartermaster at Seattle Juntos T. Tuggnrt has been ttppolntcd poBtinnstor at Yaya, Wnsh tngton. Tho comptroller of tho cur roucy today npptoved tho application to organise tho United Elated National bank, of . Soattlo, with n capital of $600,000. Creates Forest Reservo In Alaska. Washington, July 26. Tho president today Blgnod a proclamation creating tho Chugutch forest reservo In Alaska, embracing 858,000 no res of forest laud south of tho main dlvldo of tho Chu gutch inoiinUitni nnd between Copper rlvorond tho west coast of J'rlnco WIN llanj soiiud. Copper Output of Northwest. Washington, July 20, Tho geolog. leal survey eetlmato ol copper produc tlon for 1000, which Is subject to ro vision, show Oregon, 545,860 pounds; Washington, 200,823 pound; Idaho, 8,678,040 pounds; Alaska, 8,065,040 pounds, Land OtHce Appointments. Washington, July 25. Thomas F. Hallowlno, of Senttlo, has boon sp twin tod stenographer in tho land oillce at ItoHolmrg, and W. M, Wulker, of Wifoonsln, as olork In tho land olllco nt Ilurns, Oregon, Rural Osrrlers at Kerby, WnBhtngton, July 20. Oharlos O. Howard has bcon appointed rogular, Jantos H, Howard substitute rural carrier, routo 1 at Kelly, Ore, VIOLATOH8TO Ut PUNIUHED Land Department Will Not Overlook . Any Illegal Fencing;. Wellington, July 23. In a sUte ment Irsueil today, Acting Hwretary of tho Interior Woodruff says prompt ac tion will Ik tiikon wherever cases of Illegal fencing of public lands ore dis covered but that Inspectors and special land agonts aro especially occupiwl Ibis summer with ptovotitlng fraudulent ac qulroinent of public land. Tho state ment follows: "My attention has tccn called to attlcles In several Western paper to tho effect that the department of tho Interior will not prosecute any Illegal fencing this year. It would be unfort unato that such An Idon should get abroud, but it Is not truo, and If any depended upon it, theyjmlght get Into serious trouble. I might explain that tho special agent of" tho general land olllco and (ho special Inspectors of tho Interior department will bo especially occupied during the sumtnertwlth thv moro paramount and immediate duty of protecting tho public land being ac quired contiaty to tho law. For that reason few of them can bo detailed to search specially for Illegal fencing." DARS UP AGAINST WOMEN. Mala Secretaries Only for Male Du reau Chief. Washington, July 25, Tho women cleika ol tho Agricultural department can not hereafter act as private secre taries for the male chiefs of divisions or bureau. This dictum, hatsh as It may seem, stands as tho law in tliat department. Bvcictary Wilson lias li med it and ho rays ho means business, lly tho terms of his order, no woman cletk under him shall in future act as private secretary or confidential clerk to n tnalo chief of division or bureau In the dorUnent. Tito order Is tho di rect result of tlio Holme cotton scand al core, in which Mr, llertha Uurch figured so prominently, testifying in this city two weeks ago In the trial of Holmes. On account of her position In thn ofllco of (ho chief statistician of tho department sho became an expert In crop figures and now she is conducting n statistical bureau of her own In New York city. Work on International Line, lAutlcr, Wash., July 23. Tho mon uments between tho United States and Iltltlsh Columbia ato being numbered. Tho camps from llrltish Columbia and tho United States having united are at presont stopping In Laurivr, having pitched tholr tents at this placo for a fow days, prior to starting over tho eastern lino. C. H. Sinclair repre sents the United States tide and Mr. Oglovlo tho llrltish Columbia sldo, both men having been sent by the govern incnts of their respective countries. Change Motive Power? Washington, July 25. Tho Forest sotvlco today Issued a permit to allow the Northern railroad to erect two dams and two iower plants in tho Yakima division of the Washington forost re sorva tor tho purpose of generating elec tricity by utilising tho water power on which It had filed. This Is taken to mean that the Great Northern Is pro. paring to substituto oloctrloity for steam on part of its road, this cuango having been hinted at by represents. lived of the Qrat Northern boforo tho Interstate Commerce coinotlcslon. Sells Relic of Wooden Navy, Washington. July 20. Acting S.ecrotnry Nowborry nccoptod tho bid of C. K, Iloudrow, of San Frunclsco, who offered 19.200 for thu old wood en sloop of war Marlon, now lying at tho navy yard, Mario Island, ro. contly stricken front tho naval reg ister na unfit for naval purposes. Tho Marlon was built by tho gov orntnont In 1871-1875 at Klttery, Mo,, nnd has rondorod credltablo sor vlco In all parts of tho world. Dissaving Station Contract Let. Washington, July 25, Tho contract was today awarded to Mclnnos A Har rington, of Soattlo for tho otcctlon of a llfosavlng station In Waddah island at the ontranco to tho Straits of Fuoa. Tho contract prico is $12,200. School Land District Approved. Washington, July 36. List No. 20, of Indemnity school land selec tions, stnto ot Washington, In the North Yakima land district for 21, 006 acres was approvod by the Sec retary of tho Interior today. ISxenvntlMi lit Jtomo being conducted on tlio l'fllatliio hill havu shown a cu rloua and liiterestlng circumstance. Thu Necropolis has been found to con tain remains or thu ninth, eighth, sixth and fourth centuries bforo Christ. All frogmenta of tho nvu-ntb and fifth cen turies uru lacking and arcfcieologlat aru engaged In a closo study of tho field In order to find the reason. Nearly nl bats harti tho faculty of hlbemnUuff. Their hibernation, how ever, la not jwrfect that Is to nay, that when the warm days occur In the mlddto of winter they wake up, to gether with the Insects which ore their food. Htlll, their l a true hiberna tion tronoB, differing from sleep, with xerr loyr rate of pulse, heart action and rwrplratlon. Probably they would endure bnmeralon In water for an hour or two without drowning, as other hlbcrnators havo been found tj do. 8a ja BecrcU ry Jamca Wilson of tb Department of Agriculture: "For year the department has bci distrib uting camphor-tree seed and thousands of tree aro now growing throughout tho south and Pacific coast Bute. Two year ago a serious effort was made to darelop tho manufacture of camphor from theao trees. Satisfac tory results havo been secured and a large manufacturing concern Is now building up a camphor grore of 2,000 acres In Florida, from which It hope to mako carspltor. Ttil Arm uses rooro than $500,000 worth of camphor erery year. In a recent lecture on Victor Hugo, Jean Illchepln declared that when a lyric poet tblnka of a word there comes Into hla mind, together with tho crowd of associations that tho word awakens for other ieoile, a great number of words that rhyme with tho one first thought of. Each of these brings Its own associations of Ideas, and thus tho poet'a mental Tlslon of wonla Is TaiUy richer than that of persons who. think of them only In their ordinary Individ ual meanings. Monsieur Rlchepln, him self a poet, believes also that the sound and accent of words are always vividly present lit the poet's mind. It Is exvcted Utat before the end of tho present year electric traction will have been applied on all the trains, both freight and paMenger, of the Im portant railroad between Altona and Kiel, In Prussia. The road I more than GO miles In length, and the re sults flowing from Its electrization will guide the government In dealing with the mod of traction on the other rail roads of the Prussian system. In tho meantlmo a great generating station has been Installed for the production of tho electric power usoJ In tow lug boats on tho Teltow Canal, ono of the most Important waterways of Prussia. All over tlio world tho bison has be come a comparatively rare animal, only kept In existence by government pro tection. Russia pcce two races of bison, which recent writers avr oru eascntlally Identical, although one Is found In tho northwest and the other along tho extrvmo southern limits of Russia In Kurope. The southern Is tho celebrated bison of the Caucasus, and nt present tlio Grand Duko Sorgo Mlkallovltch alono po4scscs the right to hunt It. a privilege which ho may extend to his chosen friends. Rut Instead of killing tho animals, tho grand duke carefully guards them. The bison Is naturally on Inhabitant of tlu platm, but has taken refuge In tho mountains from tho pursuit ot man. Little Countrr AVeckrrs. Itlshop Frederick nurgeus, of 1-ong Island, was praising the beneficent work of those associations tliat send tho pale llttlo children of tho slums to tho country overy summer for a week or two. "Quaint Indeed aro the comments on tho country which those children mako at their first gllmpsoof It," said Itlshop Rurgess. "Ono child, found paring with iwiMlonnto Interest at n lot of hens, was asked If ho had never seen chick ens before. "'Oh, yes, Ivo seen 'em before,' ho answered, 'but only after they wux pooled.' "There was another little chap," con tinued lllshop Hurgoas, "who refused to bo a country weeker. Ho would stay lit tho city. No country for him. "'Rut wjiyt thoy asked hltu. "'HecAUSo they havo thrashln' ma chines out there,' said he, 'and It's bad enough here, whero It's dono by hand.' " VmI Continent ot Luuir Aao. A Rio do Janeiro man of sclenco an nounces that recent discoveries of rep tilian and vegetable fossils tu tho coal fields ot Urnrll go to confirm tho bo lief In "tho oxlstenco during tho por- mocarbonlforous period ot tho vast con tlnent which Suoss, who formulated tho hypothesis of Its existence, called tho continent ot Oondwana, and which waa composed ot South America, South Africa, southern India, Australia and tho Antarctic1 Unas." CURSES ON THE RICH Darrow Abuses Hlneowners and Constitution. CUiS ORCHARD A VILE THING Haywood's lawyer Occupies Day by Torrsnt of Invective Charges Attempt to Kill Unions. Boise, Idaho, July 25. Tho career of Krank Steunenbcrg, the murdered ex-governor of Idaho, was discussed at some length by Clarence Darrow yesterday In the courso ot his plea la bebair or William D. Haywood. Justi fying tho articles published In tho Miners' Magazine, the official or (can of tho Western Federation of Miners, tho Chicago lawyer said tho action of Steunenbcrg In asking for United States troops to quell riot and tbo establishment of martial law In 1899 was unjustlflablo and had properly stirred up Immenso feeling In labor circles against the governor. Mr. narrow's argument, unfin ished when court adjourned, devel oped Into on appeal for labor as QKOlnst canltal. and a denunciation of all opposed to tbo unions. Ho hold an audience startled and open- mouthed as one after another tho sentiments poured from his lips. His attack on Orchard was expected, and in this respect ho fulfilled and sur passed tbo limit ot sensation. Tbreo hours wero given to Orchard, and It was only when vituperation, physi cal forco and words wero spent that Mr. Darrow now turned to James II. Hawlcy, Tho Stato ot Idaho camo In for a largo share of Mr. Darrow'a denun ciation for tho part It has played In the prosecution. Culture, education and wealth each In turn were de scribed as constituting a combination against which tho worklngmen, tho uneducated and tho poor must over bo opposed. Mr. Darrow sneered at tho universities as purveyors ot cul ture. "And what is a cultured man." bo cried, "but a cruol tyrant al ways T" Reaching tho climax of his denun ciation In sympathy for tho working class and hatred for tho rich, ho as sailed tho Constitution of tho coun try, nnd cried: "Tho Constitution! The Constitu tion. It Is hero only to destroy tbo laws mado for tho benefit ot the poor." Mr. Darrow's defenso of labor unions nnd ot union men was pas sionate and his eulogy ot tho West ern Federation eloquent. Lovingly he touched on tho beauty ot solf-sac-rtflco found In tho "strugglo for hu manity whero only tho worklngman Is found," and then, with the bitter est sarcasm, his volco pitched to tho highest noto and urma unralsed, h heaped abuso upon the selfish rich nnd upon tho administration of tho Stato ot Idaho. SURVIVORS REACH PORTLAND. Sixty Five Complete Voysgo on Elder From Scene of Wreck. Portland. July 25. With 65 sur vivors ot the Ill-fated Columbia aboard, tho steamer Georgo W. Elder reached port at 6:30 o'clock yester day afternoon, after a slow and un eventful voyage from tho sceno ot this grim tragedy ot tho sea of last Sunday morning. Two thousand people thronged tho narrow landing placo at Martin's. dock to meet theso fortunatcs who wero snatchdd from tho Juws ot death. Many wero thoro on tho happy mission ot greeting rel atives who had escaped. Others wont to mako Inquiry for some loved ono unuccounted for. Tbnt tho wreck was attended by many scenes ot bravery and that tho loss ot life was reduced to a mini mum considering tho rapidity with which the Columbia settled, Is tho general verdict. In the fact of tho endless number ot miraculous os- capes from drowning. It is clear that courago was at hand In plenty among nasaonKora and crow. Women ana children displayed admirable courag ns woll ns tho mon, and thoro woro few instauces of rank cowardice. Japan Tightens Her Grip. Toklo, July 25. Advices datod Seoul, midnight, say that a now con vention betwoon Japan and Cores, has boon concluded. Tho text ot tho convention will not bo published un til Saturday, but It Is reported to consist ot sovon articles. Its main foatura Is that It Invests the Resident-General with completo control ot the Internal administration ot Coroa nnd appoints Japanese officials to tho coronn government, it is rumorod that tho terms woro muca castor than woroapprohondod. Remove American Flag; Ottawa, Out.. July 24. Two Amorlcan flags yesterday wero used with the Union Jack and other deco rations In connection with a carnival. A committee ot citizens orderod the stars and stripes removed. Thu re ception committee thought It best to do this rather than have any troubls over the matter.