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P.I S ' N . THE SUIT, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1668. ' I
1 1 NEW SPANISH ENVOY HERE
j( Sr ic.yor ror.o oumes to take j)v-
I, put in: i.oMt.'s place.
j MI He la ;ood.nlureel euentlemnn W bo (Speaks
J. S Knlll). nil Bain lift VJeiulel l.llee lo Tnlk
I Sr I'ollllrs, but Must lnrn Hew First Untried
jl W am t Wntblnaleu Una lleeu Here llerorr.
' l.uls I'olo y HernW,.iiiccc8sor to Depnr Jo
? e Lome ss Knvoy Klraordlnary and Minister
1 4 I'lculpotcntlary from Hpaln to tlio United
y ft States, arrived In New York yesterday after-
I E noon, Ho was a patuonijcr on tlio Kaiser Wll-
'I 9, helm II., which readied her clock In llobokcn
Kg shortly after 3 o'clock. Tlio new Minister was
)"' onoof lli first, pasicngers lo slop down the
I ft gang plank. About a dor.cn Spaniards were
, there to welcome him. Anionic tho number
jjj were 1. Polar, r-'orretary of the Hpanlsh Ig-
f Hon; Lieut. l.aCasa. Military Attaches of the
5 Legation; Henor llalda'ano, Ppnnlsh Consul-
! J General at New Yorkj Knbreiras Potclo, Vice-
' , Consul; Hcfior Hiiarer, Secretary of tho Con-
j 7 tul&lc, nnd Kmlllo M. Castillo. President of tho
r Bpanlshllenevolonl Society.
I js Honor Ilaldasatio wns tho first to greet the
( W Minister. At tho time of the ilrst visit aslioro
j jfc tf the commander of the Spanish cruiser Viz-
S caya, recently a visitor In Now York harbor,
j i much was printed about tho form of salutation
i i among Spaniards. It was described ns a hand-
1, shako and kiss. Onoof thoso who wnsnt thu
" pier to welcome Sefior I'olo naked tho reortcr
If of The St .V to take special notice of the fact'
' ; that kissing formed no part of the greetings to
! the Minister. The salutation consisted of a
; i handshake with tho right linml and hug and
i p pat upon the back with thu left. Thl, tho rc-
B porter was Informed, was tho usuul Spanish
greeting, and that Usslnir. except among rcla-
i. tires, formod no pari of a SpanlMi salutation,
Tlio new Minister It aponrently very good
uatured. Ills face wears on almost continuous
amlle. Ha looks llko a man wlfo would t.Le it
to be a joke If tonic one should step on his favor-
i lie corn. Ho is not nbovo & feet .", and ho is
, ' Inclined to corpulency. Ills hair nnd pointed
;? benrd aro trongra). Hu has n high, broid fore-
(j1 head and wears cjeglitxscs. Ho woro a brown
fc anck suit, a blue-graj overcoat, a blue-gray
fc' Alpine hat, and gray gloves.
fes The greetings over, Sefior I'olo walked down
fc theplcr towhero hlsluggagewaBtobedcposltod
to sco that It was nil there. There were Incut-
Iv four pieces In all, sixteen of which belonged to
Is Iho Minister and rliiht to his scrvnnts. All tlio
B luggngo was tagged, the tags showing that the
Jfe destination of eath piece was Washington, I). ('.
S It was over nn hour before nil tho details In rof-
B erence to tho luggage woro attonded lo. During
f ' that tlmo tho Jllnlster Btrollcd about the pier
P chatting with Ms frlonds, nnd every now nnd
' again ho would breakout Into tho merriest kind
j J ul a laugh ut i.omethiiig that wnsFiiid tohlm.
f Ono time, while he wna .promenading with
5; Chevalier Ilonnnno, who recently married thu
f-l wiilotv of Napoleon Sarony, and who was. i pas-
I k scngcr on the Kul;er wilholm II., the two
l paused a short distance away from n group of
jf ncsiaper men. Tho Minister noticed that
i:ery one of the grout) was looking at him. Ho
T; aaiileomettilng to Mr. Ilonnnno, then looked at
1 I the reiurters, llsientjd to eomething Mr.
i Ilonnnno Huld in reply, and then laughed. A
liiouient later Mr. llonanno beckoned to tho re-
?! porter. Kach newspaper minwaa presented
ft to the Minister, who mild In cry good KnglUh:
Si "Well, gentlemen. I hae nothing lo aay."
S Then he laiighodand continued: "You aro not
g- properly aitoundeil ntwhat I have said. lam
9 lilsappointcd. I thought I would bo expected lo
ft. ti enough to till i-exeral columns. However. I
want to tell ou that I am yry glad to be onoo
'U inoro In the Pulled States. I feel very much at
homo here, and I always llko it when I feel at
K liomo. You know I was here, onco upon a time,
for eight yearn. Hulol course jou don't re-
! member that. I forget that I am getting so old.
t That was so long ago, awny hack in 1S71, when
K. niy father was Minister at XVitahington.
K "Hid I havon nlousanL oago! Delightful I
K 1 am a good sailor ami I on'ojed tho passage
K Immensely. I met many charming Americans
W and was treated with even courtesy. 1 met tho
ahlpatClbraltaron Fell S, hiving left Madrid
Si, on iho'JiSth. I camo alone, accompanied nnlr
Vfr by twoservants. When 1 left Madrid nir wife
tW went to Ilerlln to say guod-bjn to hr father.
hj Mho la tho Spanish Minister to (lermnnv. She
w will be over in May. Now. gentlemen. I must
jjt aa goud-by. J am pleased to have met you. I
L . ahould like to talk politics, but I must learn
Hp how tlrt."
ft-," Tlio Minister laughed heartily as he hurried
IK nw.iy with tho Consul-feneral and two others
ft, t a r.irriJgo that was waiting to tnko him over
f tlir- Christopher Btrret ferry to the Waldorf.
MS; With the exception of .Mr. llonanno, Sefior
i& I'olo becatno better acqimlntofl withCapt. Hoiro-
'K- innnii. cnmmanncT of the Kaiser Wllhelm II.,
K than, perhaps, any onoUse during the ornge.
i'K Tho Minister had seat at tho Captain's table.
r Others at that table were Judge IgtiatjtiH f.
CB Uriibbof Delaware. Mr. Iinnoof Philadelphia,
fe and Mr. Donannn. On Tuesday night the dinner
fffi was called the "Captaln'adlnner." .ludgoUrubb
IS.' was tnastmnster. When the cofTeo and cigars
M weropasscJ, Iho toastuiubter called upon Mr.
R Lsnne to respond to the toast, "the Spanish
W Minister and the country to which he Is nccrert
; lied." Capt. HOgeiiiaun Is the authority for tho
'. statement that Mr. I.anne made an excellent
f speech. In response the Minister slmpl) said,
"I thank you.
Yesterda) afternoon, however, ns tho ship
sras coming up tho bay, Capt. Ilogemann xalil
; that .Scnor I'olo, looking shoreward, remarked:
"It Is pleasant to visit this wonderful coun
try again, nnd If it wero possible for mo to ac
complish It not only Spain, but ever) nation on
r, the glnhe, would appreciate nnd bo fast friends
1 sviln this great empire of tho West."
K I.uls Polo y Ilcrnabe comes of a distinguished
,K Spanish family. Ills father, Job6 Polo, waa nn
' Admiral In t lie Spanish Navy, and, after sert-
'E Ing his country on the sea, entered tho dlplo-
!t mntle service. -He was appointed Minister to
i? tho l.'nltod Slatee in 1871 nnd sered until tho
J. latter part of 1W7I5. It was while the elder Polo
( was Minister that tho Vlrglnlus ineliient nc-
j curred. He mastered every detail of all the
f questions involved In that affair, and wrote a
i- brief. In which he held that the Vlrginlus had
j no right to fly the American flag.
l.uls Polo enured tho Spanish diplomatic scr-
, Tlce when his father was Minister to the I'nlted
f fitateB. He was promoted In 187.1 from attachrf
I to Third Secretary of Legation, and remained
hero until 1 RSI. Than hewaa transferred to the
;' b Foreign Omce nt Madrid. In 19S! Iiowodsii-
, pointed Second Secretary of Legation at The
i Hague, whence he returned to the Foreign Of-
flce In 18S5, Shortly after that lie was elevated
to the rank of Minister, was sent to Egjptand
lj thn to llrartl. He was if railed from Ilrnrtl to
i- become chief of the commercial branch of the
. Foreign Olllce. Ho has made n study of com-
I uiercial relations and has written several trea-
f tlseson theaubject. Scftnr Polo Is only 4ft tears
, old. but ho looks older. Ills rise as a diploma
tist has been rapid, and bla selection by Premier
f H&gnstx as He Lome'a successor caused, It la
jf alrt.somo Jealousy among the old diplomats of
4, A few years ago Peflor Polo married tho
go daughter of Scllor Mendlz do Vigo, Spanish
V Minister to (icrmany. The Sefiora Is much
. younger than her husband, and It is said of her
. that she Is one of the greatest beauties In nil
, Spain. They have no children, Sefior Polo
l dlnad with friends last evening, and left for
Washington at midnight.
WOIIK AT THE XAVT TAItli.
Arrltal or Powder and Shells rrom IIoiIob
Rnllstment vr Reainru.
I , " Atdctall of fifty men will he sent to-day from
t the nnvy yard In Ilrooklynlto Philadelphia to
1 niun tho ram Katahdln. nownt league Island,
All tho guns In the consignment received on
Monday from Washington have been taken
from tho vessel which brought them, Ilesliles
tho guns designated for tpeclal ships, there aro
now nearly a dozen extra guns on hand which
would be aiallablo for any purpose. It Is not
IB luiprobablo that new guns will bo sent here to
,R tnko the place of certain ones In the old arma-
9 inent of Hit Chlrngn, In w lilch ase the old ones
R would also lw avullablo for other iiurposed. Aa
'j; part l.-en stated, the cruiser Chicago and At
liititn will not be ready for their guns for ceera!
i months, and In a e-aso of emergency the gun In
toniU'd for lime osccls could be used.to aria
t Thu Inner n nt tug Nina nrried yestefday
I' from lloitnu with a cargo of powder from the
1 I . s. S. I.ancniler and twenty-six Ions of other
; auimuultlou, mostly Ihetmh rcuseluu and
eleitrli llring armor-pit n Ing thells.
Sen ii enlistment, for the iiiivj wero made
aliiiaril the Veniiont elerda). hlx new men
' and one hnniiniMy dlsi barged man wero so-
" looted from u.nong tlio man) applicants.
'. , rwuniitli esc ailing for recruits for the Cnltel
' f, ,ri!., "' n'rr I10'0'1 )eterday,mornlngon
the pillars nt the entruntes to iho elevator in
the Miutlt corridor cm the giound tloor of the
Jlcnernl Post iitllee bulMln.' In this borough.
j Iho ery oldest of tho old men In the po-tal Mr-
t Mio saitl thai nothing of the sort had been done
111 the building beforo within their r collect inn.
; The notices cull for first nnd seiond class
machinists nt aih.rles of .."i.'i and nn a month
reaiM-ctiwIy; seamen nd ordln.iry teamen ul
Jl and lll a month, and tlrst and second elan
1rcuicnuHfiind30aiiiontli. Tim rei el lug
p, ship eriuont la delgnated as the place of on-
" llnrraliig OrUera rr I'rojectllta.
w" I'lTTbai-in,, March 0. Tho Wheeling sterling
f o I'roMUIe Company la running night ana day
" 0" 'ioternuieiit orders, liming reccned one-
L J'-!.1.1'.'. of "10 '(,'il',M', appropriation orJcr to-
bW. ' ieut,1f' . . The working forco has been
Hk MpMtf$tth0 ln"rtlon.retou.eall the'
what triLr, nmosr. abovt cuttAt
laterrat Ion textrlna la IhaPalley artaa Ad
mlnlilratlan an Tkls Qasrallaa.
Wannixntov. March n.-Now that Congress
lina given tho President the means for making
preparations for putting the army and navy on
a war footing, Interost Is n'ln being centred
in tho policy of tho Administration In regard to
tho Cuban question. While the President can
not tako any steps toward Intervention, In
whatever form ho may liavo had In mind,
until after tho question as In how the
Mnlnowns destroyed Is aoltlcd. atlll ha has
glcn tho subject much attention, nnd Is dally
discussing It with Sonatorsnnd Itcpreicntnllvca
from every polblo viewpoint. That It Is his
determination to bring Ihe Cuban war to an end
nt nn early clay there Is no doubt. Hut It Is
equally certain thit the President hlmelf has
not yet mapped out a plan for accomplishing
that result. Ho listens to the represent!!
lions of thaso who think that n belliger
ency resolution should be passed by
tho two housosof Congress, ns well na thono
who nro In favor of direct Intervention by act
of tho Kxecutlve. Ho listens also to thoso who
favor tho plan of allowing Cuba lo purchase her
freedom, with the I'nlted States ns the guaran
teer of her bonds, but nothing Is definitely
known as to how tho President regard!
these various propositions. Ho keeps his
own counsel, but It Is the opinion
of those who stand close to him and are
In nlmost dally consultation with him that his
plan for effecting Cuban Independence has not
yet been perfeetod, and that It will not be until
It Is utllclally known whether the Maine was
(lcstro)cd by accident or design.
As tho time draws near for the conclusion of
the work of the Naval Hoard of Inquiry, Investi
gating tho causo of tho explosion which
wreckod tho Maine, rumors as to the finding of
tho court will fly thick audifast through the cor
ridors of Iho Capitol and the State, War, nnd
Navy Departments. It was said to-day
that the board would concludo Ila la
bors to-morrow, nnd that tho department
would before night bo In possession of its find
ings. Another rumor was to the effect that a
partial report had been made, and that tho
President had ordered the rest to bo withhold
for tho present. Tho truth Is that tho Secre
tary of the Navy docs not expect the board to
finish Its work at Havana until tho close of
this week or possibly the beginning of
next, and that ho is uninformed as to whether
further sessions will bo held at Key West or
elsewhere. The Secretary docs not know when
ho will bo put in possession of the findings of
the court or what tho naturo of the findings
will be. He Is not holding back Information,
because ho Is not In possession of any that has
not been given to the public.
Tho Navy Department has received rough
drawings of the wreck of the Maine as It lies In
Havana harbor, showing tho position of keel
un.l other plates. It Is said by persons who
have examined these drawings, which wero
made by naval officers In Havana, Hint they
Indicato that tho exoloiion was external.
This and other evidence pointing to the em
ployment of outside means In the destruction of
the battleship have been received hero In private
letters from naval officers, and, according to
trustworthy Information, from Consul General
Lee. but none of these communications Is con
sidered as official. Tho President, whatever
msy bo his private opinion, will baso
whatever action may bo taken by the
fiuvermncnl on tho report of tho Court of
Inquiry, but It is undoubtedly the growing
opinion In some official Quarters that the court
will not support tho accident theory. It Is un
derstood that tho President is cudeaorIng to
reach a conclusion as to the course that will bo
pursued If the court's findings have been cor
rectly forecast by those who have sent unof
ficial evidence of foul play, but lias not fully de
termined his policy In that regard.
orrnsianT j.v iiAitnon defences.
Secretary Alger Calls Altenlloa lo cna Fact
That Tae-j Are .ot Connected by Wire.
YfAHHiNaroN, March 9. Seerotary Alger has
called the attention of Senator Allison, Chair
man of tho Senate Committee on Appropria
tions, to tho fact that tho harbor defences of
Iloston, Philadelphia, New York, and other
plncos arc not connected by olectrlc wire, and
recommended an appropriation of $20,000 for
the purpose of niaKlng provision for this Impor
tant oversight. Secretary Alger has forwarded
to Sonator Allison the following letter from
Gen. (Jrecly, Chief fclgnal Officer, who has
charge of all array telegraph work:
"Tho estimate of $20,000 for cables to con
nect electrically tho fortifications In the harbors
of New York, Boston, nnd Philadelphia has been
omitted In the Sundry Civil bill ns passed by tho
HoiibO of Representatives. Tho Chief Signal
Officer would be derelict in his duty did he not
coll tho attention of tho honorable Secretary
of War to the necessity of urging upon tho Sen
ate such an appropriation. For seven consec
utive years tho Chief Slgnnl Officer has unavnll
Ingly recommended the Importance of this
matter (note annual report, lfc'Jt!, herewith),
reciting the fact that some of our most Impor
tant defences can onl be reached by messenger.
"The destruction of tho military cables be
tween Aleatrar. Angel Islands and the mainland
long since left tho fortlllcntlons In San Fran
cisco harbor Isolated and entirely unconnected
electrically, and Fort Warren, In Boston harbor,
Is also without reach by telephono or telegraph.
In New York huibor It is true that several puna
can communicate with each other oyer circuit
ous commercial routes, but such complicated
methods, inadequate In peace, oven, wuuld inev
itably break down In ense of actual hostilities.
"These estimates have been recommended by
jou and former Secretaries of War. have been
repeatedly urged as mllltari necessities by the
commanding (lenerals of tlio dc-nartmcnts'nf-feeted,
and has ben heartily approi ed by the
commanding General ot the ami).
"Never more than to-day have time nnd co
operation been more potent elements of
strength, whether In the Industries of peace or
the ar' of war. In tho business world the most
acute-minds ot the century nro applying them
selves to the development of eneedy and In
creased communication, esncclullr through
electrical devices, and the failure of any coun
try to utilie In this direction the highest in
ventive skill must materially lessen Ita chance
of sneers? In war. In every oltier country of
the world tho entlroaystem of harbor defences
of each port Is connected electrically, so that
not only In intercommunication and the transi
tion of orders constantly maintained, but the
fire control and tin direction of the defence
rest under one master mind,
" It must seem hardly creditable, to either
business men or lo experts, that Congress, after
authorizing a aysleui of coast defences to cost
millions of dollars, thould for ) cars refuse to
connect the military forts around the great
cities of New York, Boston, and Han Frnnelsco
eitbc r electrically or lelephnuicallv. In critical
emergencies, such us arise In all defences, mili
tary operations at these points would, under ex
isting conditions, bo necessarily ennductod with
out concert or unison, thus needlessly Jeopard
izing lives b) thn thousands nnd bropcrt) to the
value of hundreds of millions of dollars,
"Tho present situation Is parallel to that
which would exist If our great cities, after
spending tons or thousands ot dollars In thor
oughly ciUullBhlng a tire department, should
refuse to Install therewith on electrical signal
S)stem, ami lii'lst that alarms of lire should be
sent either bv messengers or tho no crest com
mercial telegraph line,"
Prayoaal to Porllry llocliaway I'alal.
WAsniMiTov, March O.-Mr, Vehslago of New
York to-day Introduced a bill In tho House
directing the Secretary of War to purchase a
part of ltockaway Point for tho purpoee of es
tablishing a military post and erecting coast
defence formications for tho protection of the
city of .Sew York. Thu propert) proposed to he
aiciiilrrd is described us follow. Couimeiie
Ing at a point direct!) oppo-dtii thu moil south
easterly point of propert) owned by Catherine
A Clapp on Barren Ulaiici, thenco south to tho
Atlantic Ocean, Ihrnco wed on tho ocean Hue
to Itock.tw.iy Inlet, thence easterly on the south
side of the Inlet to tho point of beginning.
1 Itaorgaalio Ihe Mllllla sr Ibe Stales.
Wahiiimiton, March II. Tho House Com
mittee on Mllltla to-day authorized Chairman
Marsh to report favorably his bill to rrorganlzo
Iho mllltla of the Mates. The bill repeals many
of the obsolete features of tho law of 17Ufl,
iiiak-s tho mllltla a true National tluard, anci
revises the present law in accordance with tho
riiniiiiiiendatiQii of tho Chief of Ordnance, In
lino with what lux been asked for )oirsb) iho
VS ar Department.
The ( tisllnr. at llHtbadoes.
Wabhingtom, March O.-Thc gunboat Caatlna
arrived at Ilarbadocs to-da), where sho will be
hold, with tho cruiser Wilmington, for any
orders that may bo deemed necessary In tho
present crisis, ,
FIVE OF MAINE'S MEN HERE
WILD CltEEItlXO ITlIElf TI1E STEAir
ER BEAItlSa TIIE.V ABRirr.D.
They Declined ta Iilaeats lb Illawlag I'd or
the. natllrablp, and Wont at Once la Ibe
Rroalilin .av lard, vfhern Tbelr Kel
law Tara cuava Tlinn it Warm 2rellg.
Klvo ol the Maine's men errlved berayrater
day aflcrncnn on tho Mnllory lino Atcamshlp
1 Jinpasas. The) are John II. Load, Master-at-Arms;
IC. Knshlda. steward, and Daniel ('.
Toppln, (leorgo Schwnrtr. nnd Fuslana Awo,
cooks. Topplu Is a negro, and Koshlda and Awo
aro Japanese. None of tho men was Injured n
the explosion which destrojed tho battleship.
When tho LnmpasnH was seen coming In at het
dock nt tho fool of Hurling ellp, Kast ltlver, a
crowd gathered In tho street, as tho novvs had
gono nlong tho waterfront that a number of
the Maine's sun Ivors wero aboard tlio ship.
Contrary to tho custom of this line, nil persons
were excluded from the pier until Iho passen
gers had landed. As the ship was being
warped In tho Ave Maine men were seen near
the bow, conspicuous becatno of their uni
forms, nnd the crowd began to shout to them.
"You'll get a chance at Spain pretty quick."
"Teach the Spaniards what It costs to blow
up ono of our worships."
"You fellows know who did It all right."
"We'll civo 'em hell jet."
The sailors made no reply, but presently left
tho deck. When they came down tho pier tbs
crowd massed In front of tho entrance, nnd It
was with difficulty that thoy could get through.
It was not I (nd that ono tiling was lacking In
thelrunlfoniu; there was no ship's mime on their
hats. Ilnnlly had the men stepped Into tbs
street when a man shouted:
"The heroes of tho Mulncl Three cheers for
Tho checru wero given agnln nnd again, to
the evident emhairassmcnt of the Iho sailors,
who weio Impatient to get through the crowd.
Mnster-ut-Artna 1oail was met by his brother-in-law,
l,ewts Holnccke of Jersey City, who
sclred li I tit by tho shoulders and said)
"IVi'll, Jack, wo didn't know whether you
were nllve or dead. Are you hurt I"
"Not a scrateh," said Load. "They had me
reported dead n couplo of times, but I'm all
''How did It bappenl" was tho next question,
but to this la)ad shook his head, nor could ho
ho induced lo sa) anything definite about the
disaster, or givo any opinion upon It. "It was
llko sitting on it powder keg and having It
blow up under ou," was the most that ho
F.vldcntly ho and bis companions had re
ceived strict orders to say nothing as to the
cause of the explosion, for all wero reticent.
Topping talked a little of his ow experience.
"I w as on the gun deck," he said, "usleop on a
caulking mnt when the.exploslon camo. It lifted
me cleun out Into the water and I began tu Hwlm
and kept nn swimming until 1 was picked up."
Tho men nil spoke In tho highest terms of
Lieut. Jenkins, who wan Inst, and cxpresHi-d tho
opinion that he could have saved himself had
hn not started for his post after tho explosion.
Ah soon as any question was put regarding tho
nature of tho accident they all shut up and
refused to say u word. All had appeared be
fore the Board of Inquiry. After leaving tho
Inllory line pier the; went directly to Fulton
ferry and crosseel to lirooklj n on thoferrvbnat
Clinton. On tho way over they were objects:
of much Interest and curiosity, particularly to
the women, who crowded over to tho men's,
side uf the boat to gel a closer view ;of them.
Thoy went direct to tho Navy Ynrd by trolley,
and wero there received with tho greatest en
thusiasm. Kvcry few paces they had tu etop
and shako bunds with seamen of other ships
who wanted to ask nil sorts of questions which
the Maine's men could not answer about the ac
cident, and who eagerly inquired if the antl
American spirit in Havana was strong; enough
to Indicate that war was surely coming. Tho
f.vo tarn went on tioard the eriuont, whero
they will 1h stationed for the present.
On tho Iatinpasas with them was W. D.
Cross, a seaman nn the Indiana, whose time has
ilmost expired. He said that from what he had
heard the Maine's men say they were devoutly
hoping for war with Spain aud cursing,tho elo
lay. "Just like nit tho rest ot us," concluded the
The Hash r Applicants So Ureal That Faur
sxrvr ntatlaiia llava Been Bstabllahcd.
WABrti.MJTcw. March 0. Reports to the Adjutant-General
of tho army about the progress of
recruiting men for the two new artillery regi
ments show that applications ore being-mado by
the wholesale. Tho recruiting officer nt Phila
delphia telegraphed the Adjutant-General to
day that ho had already accepted so many men
subject to examination that he could not And
room for them at the regular recruiting ren
dezvous. He was told to secure board
ing places for them. Tho recruiting Is
being dono subject to tho regular rules
which apply In tlmo of peace, and as these re
quire examinations to bo mado by the recruit
ing officers as to tho good character of those
otherwise available, and for evidence that all
artillery recruits know something of arith
metic, the process Is necessarily slow. Two or
thrco days are usually required to Investigate
the characters of the men conditionally accept
ed, nnd the Government Is obllgod to provide
for them during that time. Once mustered in
to tho service f'o men will bo sent from their
boarding houses to Fort Monroe, Washington
Barracks, and Governor's Island. The War De
partment found It nccefsary to-day to establish
four new recruiting stations to provide for the
rush of applicants nnd expedite the work of
forming the new regiments. Telegraphic orders
were sent directing the establishment of offices
at Brooklyn, Jersey City, Baltimore and Char
lotte. N. C.
"the fiTAif.spAxoi.nn xanxer."
Oitthrtt of Patriotism at Ihe slat a a DeaaOt
Casern la Vlashtnaloa.
WABiilNr.Toy, March !). Another evidence of
the unanimity of patriotic sentiment In Wash
ington was afforded yesterday at the benetlt con
cert undor the management of the organization
of women who aro raising relief funds for the
families of tho Maine aurvivors. The wife of
Secretary Long Is Presldont of tho organization,
and the other members are nil wives of naval
officers. The theatre In which the bene-llt waa
held was draped with flags and bunting. The
Preside lit and Mrs. McKlnlry, members of tho
Cabinet and their families, the Chairmen of tho
Naval Committees of both houses of Congress,
nnd other prominent people ocouple 1 the boxes.
Twenty army and navy officers In full uniform
were ushers, nnd sixty sailors from tho Navy
Yard were In the front row of the gallery. Two
thousand people wero present, and young
women went about among them selling pro
grammes and flags. There was great enthusi
asm, nnd an outpouring of cash. The President
waa applauded to the echo, and when the band
played "'Ihe Star-Spangled Banner " the whole
audlenco arose and Joined In thechorus, waving
the little Hags In rhythm with the music.
Itbodo Islaad Troepa ta lie naady far "rrvlce.
Wabhincitov, March f). Got. Elliba Dyer of
Itbode Island was nt the War Department to
il ay to obtain its assistance In placing tho State
mllltla in a condition to respond to the first
call for troops In the event of hostilities. Ho ob
tained permission to dispense with the annual
encampment of the Ilhodn Island forces nnd to
devote the money allotted for that purpose tu
tbn purchase) of munitions of war.
Gov. Dyer and Senator Aldrlch. who accom
panied him, nlso mado inquiries about tho lack
of proper coast defencea for their State, and
were assured thut condemnation proceedings
will be taken at once to compel property hold
ers to relinquish tbelr ownership of land on
Cnnanlcut Island, where the Government will
Install a modern battery iu accordance with
plans prepared some time ago.
Hurry Orders in finish IJun Carrlagea.
BniTOV, March 0. Major Itollly, commandant
at the Watertown Arsenal, has received orders
from Gen. ITaglrr to rush the completion of gun
carriages now- In process of i-onstructlon, and it
is probable that hu wilt at once increase his
force of men and run Ihe shops twcntr.four
hours a day.
At stork on Sl.ooo I'rsJscllUs.
PlIII.tDKU'iHA, March 0, The Mldvale Steel
Works has a large forco working day and night
on a $.'100,000 order for 2,000 steel projectiles
for the Government. 'J'ho work Is under the su
pervision of AssUtnnt Chief Knglneer Griffiths,
and under Inspection of Capt. Lyleof the army
and Lieut. Jackson of Iho navy.
I tiunrrlleul Guard C'unld He Maklllstd Quickly.
Noiiwirii, Conn,, March 0. -Adjt.-Gen, Haven
of tbo Connecticut National Guard Is of the
opinion that there will b war. He has been in
conference with Gov.Cooke at Hartford and Gen.
runt this week, ami says thut tho Connecticut
troops could bo mobilized In aoveu hours.
A Triumph ur iusrlcan lienlue
The PeamjlTaula Umlted, with Its uew equipment.
. by tar Iho banetsauiesi passenger train la axutence,
II le-aiej New York every looralBz for Chicago. Ota
estanatl, and Ut. LouU. ad v. v"wn v
. ...; . , . , at
MR. TEISt'S TORPEDO HO AT.
A rawerrul Ol-Maat Craft O (Tared ta the Cay
tfr mat ant.
An offer was mads on Wednesday last by
Charles It. Flint of this city, through C. D.
Mosher, tho naval architect, to Assistant Sec
retary of tho Nnvy Itooscvclt to deliver to tho
Navy Department at nn early date the torpedo
boat which Is now being constructed by Mr.
Flint nominally for a South American Govern
ment. Up to tho present time tho Navy De
partment has taken no nctlon on tho offer. Tho
chances are, however, that In due course ot
time tho vessel will bo turned over to our Uov
eminent, Tho boat la 1.15 foot over nil, 13 feot
0 Inches beam, 4 feet draught, and with a dis
placement of 75 tons will develop a speed of .11
knots. Her coal bunker capacity Is sufficient
for n voyago across thoAtlantlo at an economical
speed, driven by quadruple-expansion engines
of 3,000 horse power.
rSbo will have twin screws and will bo equipped
with a more powerful battery than any vessel
of her length afloat, the armament being sub
stantially thfsamo ns the most recent torpedo
bonttdestroj era of three times her displacement
Tho battery will consist of tbreo of the largest
size torpedo tubes, two of them placed lo star
board and port of tbo forward conning tower.
nnd tho third on tho after deck. Two three
pounder rnpld-flrlng guns on the conning or
fighting towers and four one-pounders to star
board and port on dock. Sho will have two
conning towers, and accommodations for twenty-four
men. Including officers. Ample pro
vision will also bo made for stores and maga
zines. Tho offer to the Navy Department stipulates
a trial extending over two hours over a meas
ured course, and tbo price between $200,000 nnd
$300,000. Provisions aro also mads for a sub
stantial premium for each quarter of n knot of
speed In excess of 31 knots, and like penalty
for every quarter ot a knot should the trial fall
to develop tbo guaranteed speed.
The rumor of negotiations for tho purchase ot
K. Burgess Warren's fast yacht Elllde by ths
Navy Department for the purposo of transform
ing her Into a torpedo boat Is without founda
tion In fact. Mr. Mosher, In Introducing him
self to Assistant Seerotary Hooievolt at Wash
ington on Wednesday last, stated that among
tho vessels ho had designed and constructed
was the Elllde, of whoso wonderful speed Mr.
Itoosevelt had already heard. Somo conversa
tion relative to her adaptability nt a despatch
boat in New York harbor and vicinity brought
out tho request: that Mr. Mosher fllo the lines
of the craft In the Bureau of Intelligence for
future reference. No negotiations woro betrun
for tho snlo of theCyacht. Her owner, Mr. War
ren of Philadelphia, Is In Florida, nnd as yet
has not been ndvlsedthat plans of his pleasure
vessel nrc on file nt Washington.
Mr. .Mosher said yesterday to n Sc.v report
er that tho purchase of the boat by tbo Gov
ernment was only a remote possibility, nnd not
at all likely to be consummated. He said, bow
ever, that tho vessel was at Nyock, Hint her
now boilers are completed, and she could bo
Uttcd out In about ten days with a turtlebaok
deck, a torpedo tube, and rapid-firing gun on
theconnlng tower, which would In his opinion
be sufficient armament for a vessel of her
great speed as a despatch boat around New
TORPEDO BOATS WTTU 8TEA3I UP.
Tbe CTTln nnd Tnlbrvt neady la euo mm Com
mission nt Once.
BRlSTor, Tl. I.. March f). The torpedo boats
Owyn and Talbot aro still at the dock here, not
having been officially turned over to the Gov
ernment. Tho order Is oxpected at any time,
however. In anticipation of Instructions from
Washington steam Is kept up on both vessels
and thoy nro ready to stnrt for Newport on very
short notice. The fires under the hollers wero
kept banked all day yesterday nnd to-duy, and
this fact Is taken a evidence thnt tho boats will
bo placed In commission immediately after the
report of the trial board is mado to the Secre
tory of the Nary.
That this report will be favorable there Is no
doubt. If the recent trials were not in everv
way satisfactory the boats would not bo placed
ready for Borvlce. as they aro to-day. At the
New port torpedo station It isnaid that tbe boats
can bo equipped with tbelr Ughtlna parapher
nalia In two days. The ordinary appliances and
equipment were sent here from Newport some
tlmo ago and Htted In tho boats here. Practi
cally all that will be taken on at Newport will
bo tbe ammunition and guns. Tho crows for
the boats havo not yet arrived at Newport, but
their transfer from tho Brooklyn Navy Yard
means a mat ter of only a few hours.
nunnnxa next forward.
Ordnance and Ammunition Rent to thci South
Tba rsltmsc'a Dcrtener.
Alexandria, Va March 9. Six 10-Inch guns
nnd several mortars, which havo been on the
railroad here several days, left for Galveston
this morning, and this evening a special train
of sixteen scaled cars, loaded with ammunition,
passed through hero to Tampa. This train runs
on passenger tlmo direct. Six more guns will
go through to-night or early in the morning.
Eighty artillerymen havo been at old Fort
Washington for ten dn)s. Klght of tbe 10 inch
disappearing guns aro mountod nnd the mortar
batteiy ts tlnlshed. At Fort Sheridan the three
-S-ton guns will be mounted as quickly as pos
s.ble. They, with their carriages, ore from
Bethlehem. Pa. It Is said that the river is
mined, nnd torpedoes or mines can bo placed In
position within a few hours.
TOOXQ AIMER'S ' RE013IEXT."
A Telegram to Ilia Falbar, Iba secretary or
Cambridge. Mass., March 0. A sensational
yarn was published In one of the Boston news
papers to-day to the effect that yonng Fred
Alger, the son of the Socretary of War, who Is
a Harvard student, had telegraphed to bis
father that he was prepared to ralso
n regiment of Harvard men to tight
against Spain. Young Alger did send a
messsge In a moment ol enthusiasm saying that
"a reglmcmt" of tho fellows was ready to go to
war, but ho spoke generally and did not expect
to be taken so seriously. He had no Idea of rais
ing a body of troops, unci the whole thlnr has
assumed the aspect of a vast joke. Young Al
ger Is a good deal ot a bookworm and not at all
a military figure.
BURKE WILT. EIOllT FOR CUBA.
Bntralo Bill's I. Untenant About lo lad
Party lo Ibe Island.
Tampa, March 0. Tho Cubans here are great
ly elated over the news of another filibustering
expedition going to Cuba, this time composed of
fighters. Major John N. Hurke, well known
as a scout nnd an attaches of Buffalo Bill's
Wild West Show, has been here two weeks
organizing a company for fighting in Cuba.
Hu has n commission as Captain In the
Cuban army. Ihe Junta approved his plans,
nnd soon ho hud over forty men ready. They
have been going over to Key West In small de
tachments, tho last lot of fifteen going on tho
Olivette last night. They will leave Key West
by a schooner and land west of Matanzas, whero
preparations have been made by tho Insurgents
lo receive them,
Tho It, Jxiuls on Her lTay Hero.
The American liner St, Louis, which has been
three weeks In the dry dock of tho Newport
News Shipbuilding Company undergoing an
overhauling, sailed yrsterday morning for Ibis
port. She passed out of tho Virginia capes at
0:35 A. M. she- will conio up tbn coast at about
three-eiuarter speed, which will bring her Into
Sandy Hook nt da) light this morning, Sim Is
scheduled to sail honeo for Southampton next
Wednesday morning, and will do so unless tho
relations between the I'nlted States und Spain
become moro warlike.
Tbo Sfachlaa Arrlvra at Marrulk.
Norfolk, Vu,, March 0. Tho United States
gunboat Macula arrived at tho navy yard to.
day from the Island of Modotra and saluted the
flag of Commodore Farquhar, The salute was
returned. A survey will be held on tbe ship at
onco and the repairs will be quite extensive.
Commander John F. Merry reported a pleasant
and uneventful trip and all well on board. The
ebaft waa placed In the torpedo boat Foots to
day and she Is now about ready to leuve tho
Ansmunltleu for Port sieuror.
PortsUOptu, Vu March . Additional son
tries have been posted at Fort Monroe, and no
onu Is allowed lo go near tho new rnpld-tlrlng
disappearing guns or mortars. A large consign
ment of H, 10, and l'J inch shells were received
last night. This morning the Old Dominion
steamer landed some thirty tsaaes. eighteen of
which weighed 800 pouttiU eaco, Iriaju LUe Gov
OLYMPICS PLUCKY TARS.
ATTACK MADE VPOX OUR BAILORS
IX JAPANESE PORTS.
Tbelr Fighting Qualities Shawn In nn Rneann
ter with a Mou In 1 oleohamn -Inrtlrrrrrnre
or tba Japanese cUevftrnmont Itrgardlnr
tbe Attacks en American Xasal tailors.
Tho jack tare of tho United States cruiser
Olympla who were mobbed by natives In Yoko
hama lest month, proved, before they wrrs
overpowered by vastly superior numbers, that
their fighting qualities aro uf tho sterling kind
that havo made Yankee Bollormon feared and
rcsp.'cted all tho world ovor. Tho Jajtan Her
ald, nn English paper printed In Yokohama,
thus describes the scrimmage In detail:
"Tho trouble originated In tho legitimate at
tempt on tho part of the Japnnoso pollco to ar
rest several bluejackets from the United States
flagship Olympla who had overstayed their
leave. The bluojnekcts, obeying tho bellicose
instincts of tholr race, refused to bo arrested
and offered an eraphatlo resistance. In soma
cases with their natural weapon, tho calloused
fist, and In others with short bamboo sticks,
which wero used with painful effect upon tho
bodies of tho myrmidons of the law. Now of
tho riot spread rapidly and a mixed crowd of
natives nnd foreigners had soon collected In the
neighborhood. The, former, not content with
playing the role ot llile spectators, rushed, In to
tho nsslstanco of the pollen, using sticks, Btonos
and abusive language with the utmost Impar
tiality. "It was at tho moment when a bluejacket,
overpowered by numbers, had been thrown down
by the police andta bruto of a coolie was on tlio
point of striking his prostrate body with a eluli
that a foreigner Interposci -as auy man worthy
of tho nnmo wuuld do and prevented tho coolio
from effecting his cowardly purpose. Enraged
at'.belng thus frustrated, tho coolie watched his
opportunity, -tnd when the foreigner's back was
turned, suddenly mado it savago rush and
struck him to the earth with the club, tho blow
fulling upon his left templo aud Inflicting a se
vere wound, from which tho blood flowed freely.
I ndnunted by an injury which might well liav e
prompted him to rotire from tho scene of hos
tilities, thu Injured man regained bis feet and,
with the blood streaming clown his faco gavo
chase to tho scoundrel wno bad attacked him.
"Major Kills of tho Salvation Army hearing
cries of 'Stop hlml' emerged from the army bar
room, and selling the cnallo flung him to tho
ground, where ho held him until his pursuer ar
rived, who, after giving his whilom assailant a
taste of his quality by balf-choklng him and
administering soveral vigorous and scientific
biffs' in tbe lower maxillary region, marched
htm off to the settlement pollco station.
"Meanwhile tho pollco were having a lively
tlmo with the bluejuekets. One of the latter,
who enjoys a nell-desarved reputation as a
pugilist, further approved his clnlm by laying
out In rapid succession somo half eloren pollco
men. The bluejuekets, however, were Ilnnlly
subdued and marched off to tho Arieeufim for
tho nlKht. They wero taken jn board this
momluj. Major Ellis, wo hear, his been
wanted by friendly Japanese to be on his guard
nnd not to venture for'! at night, us tho friends
of the coolio boui ho helped to arrest bat a
vowed vengeuncu against him.
"This troublo had scarcely subsided when a
crowd of somo 150 Japaneso surrounded tho
barroom doeir of tho Salvutlon Army Home,
while one of their number approached an Inof
fensive American bluejacket, not concerned In
tlio foregoing disturbance, and Informed him
in language) Innocent of honnrlflcs that he owed
him yen tl for a pair of shoes, nnd that unless
he paid hlRelf-styled'crciiiteir the money forth
witlfho would bo arrestee! and conveyed .to
the police station. The bluc.'ac ket denleil that
be owed the Japaneso a. cent, hut admitted his
re'ftdlncss.to listen to argument, and assured tho
Japanese that If be could prove bla claim he
would at once pay tho money. A Japaneso
IHillceuinn carelessly upproaetied tho group at
this juncture, bu'., though uppcaleel to bv sev
eral foreigners present, Including Major l-'llls of
tbo .Salvation Army, declined to act In tho mat
ter, and tvuuld, apparently, huvo aided nnd
a'jetttd tho nrrest of Uie bluejacket on tho un
supported Ipso dixit of the Japanese had not ft
diversion been created by nn offer on the part of
another rorcigncr to pay the U yen on tho blue
Jacket's liehalf. Ihe latter accepted this as
sistance. In spite of Major KIUs'm advice that ho
should place tho matter In tho hands of tho
l nltctl States Consulate. He, however, pre
ferred to lose the money rather than lie ex
posed to the degradation of publlclarrcst and a
night at tho police station."
Commenting e?dituri illy upon these Incidents,
the Japan llftald says:
"Nolwly need be surprised that the Ameri
can Government has at length taken cogntzanco
of the attacks made nn I'nlted States sailors In
Japan. In Nagasaki lately turro occurred the
eosei of .i)oung man named Epps, who Is sup
posed to havo bejn murdered bv two boatmen
taking him off to his ship, tho Olympla. Sub
sequently the boatmen were arrestee! and tried,
but the eourt contented itself with uieroly Im
posing pecuniary lines upon tho men in ques
tion. Prior to that was tho cae of n sailor
named Montgomery, and then there was also
the affair of sailors from tho Yorktown, who.
when ashore at Kobe, were brutally attacked
by a Japanese mob.
"As t!ie.lupane?e authorities, so far as wo are
aware, have taken no exception 'o the s-ntences
given, they do not appear te be disapproved of,
and we shnll bo curious to learn what satisfac
tion the American Governni.-nt will reap when,
after having ascertained all the narticularn
ot these eases. It demands thut appeals shall bo
Instituted In order Hint the snin-rlor courts
shall review the sentences with it view to their
being changed. As tbe tlmoZIs approaching
for aliens to come tinder Jupanse law and bo
subject to native courts, the way In which they
are presldod over by Jnpanese Judges becomes
of Increasing interest and Importance; conse
quently tho action being token by the Govern
ment of the 1'nlted States Is entirely approved
of ns likely to have a salutary effect ujsin tho
administration of Justice -a matter In which all
nationalities aro concerned."
iTIAXTOSOMOJI AXD KATA1IDIX.
Both to Co Into Commission To-Day The lla
labdln lo I'ttsa Hare.
Philadelphia, March P. The monitor Mian
tonomob and the ram Katuhdla will go into
commission at League Island Nnvy Yard to
morrow. The crew of tbe Mlantonomob Is
complete, the men being on tbe receiving ship
Richmond. The crew ot the Katahdln la ex
pected to-morrow from Brooklyn. Capt, Mor
timer U Jobnaon of the Mlantonomob Is also
expected to morrow.
Ah soon as she goes Into commission the
Katahdln will sail for New York. The Mlanto
nomob will go to tho Delawaro Dreakwator. It
will be her duty lo guard the capos. Tbe ram
will amlst in the defence of New York harbor.
The Minneapolis Is now ready for sea. Her
bunkers are filled with coal. Both tho Minne
apolis and Columbia now have their batteriea
complete. Orders are believed to have been
sent to Dialogue's shipyard In Camden to-day
to complete the gunboat Princeton. It lssald
sho may bo sent to League Island In a few days.
MPAXisn consul, at ket west.
Reealled to Rpaln Id Tell What Ho Hnowa
Abant Key West Cubans.
Ket West, Flo,, March 0. Jose! Carce RIverlo,
Spanish Consul at this port, has been recalled
for promotion and to give the Government
further information regarding the Cuban In
surgents resident here. Ono familiar with his
work hero told the reporter ho had had no diffi
culty In obtaining by moderate bribes full In
formation regarding tholdoings of Cubans here.
Tbe report telegraphed from hero last night
to the effect that Admiral Slcard bad ellhor
been recalled or had asked to be recalled Is pro
nounced untrue on tbe authority of the Ad
miral. Gen. Wilson continued his Inspection of
local works this morning.
Blity. ninth PrnnsilvnnlB Volunteers Orrar
PniLADELPniA, March 9. A body of mllltla
known as tho battalion of tho Sixty-ninth Penn
sylvania Voluriteers, formed under the auspices
of tho survivors of that celebrated Irish regi
ment In the civil war, has tendered Its services
to the Government In a formal communication
to Gov, Hastings. Tho command numbers 'J50
men and officers, fully equipped In light march
ing order and thoroughly drilled in the Infantry
regulations ot the arm) ,
pain Has Two .tew Torpedo-neat Dealroyera.
Spielnl Cabli Dttpaleh to Tnr one.
OLAsaow, March 0,- Tbe two Spanish torpedo
boat destroyers Osado and Ander, Just com
pleted by tbo Thompsons for Spain, left the
Clydebank shipyard this afternoon fully armed
and manned, and each with a load of ammuni
tion, Th vessels will adjust tbelr compasses at
Greenock to-morrow and sail direct for Cuba.
pain's Xevv Torpedo So uadren.
Aprenat Cablt Impatch lo Tn Bus.
Madrid, Murch U, It Is learned that the new
torpedo squadron, which it was announced
would probably leave Cadiz for Havana on
March 1 1, will not start until after the equinox.
J..JI. Are carefully prepared from
nUUll'O purely vegetablo ingredients,
LP tlltS nd arc mlM Tet certain in
- Ilia tBtctm ThlJ curo M jjTer
BIO ORDER FOR PROJECTILES.
About 11,000 r Them Ordrrrd at Ceat or
RKAnixn, Pa., March 0. Tho Carpenter Steel
Company has been notified that the United
States Government desires ns early as posslblo
a largo number ot small-sized projectiles. Tho
contract will amount to nbout one nnd a halt
million dollars. The 5.000 shells contracted for
a few weeks ago were for tho land servlco In
fort ideal Ions. This new contract Is for ships ot
war, and Is tho largest order ever glvon by tho
United States Government,
The Carpenter works are now running day
and night, and a great deal of tho lathe work is
bolng dono by outsldo machine shops that have
taken sub-contracts lo finish up shells after
tbey have been cast and otherwlso finished for
the lathe. Now annealing and puddling fur
naces are now being built and new boring mills
and lathes put In topnslthbls big contract to
tbe fullest extent The working force has been
Tho 4-Inch shells weigh 75 pounds: 5-lncb,
00 pounds; 0-Inch, 110 pounds; 8-Inch, 323
pounds; 10 Inch, 023 pounds; lS-lncb, 000
pounds, and 13-inch, 1,100 pounds. The new
contract embraces shells ranging from 4. to IS
Inches nnd number about 11,000. The contract
just finishing for 0,000 shells cost the United
States about t? 000.000.
TIJT CORDELIA AT KET WEST.
I le Thancht Ihe British Crnlser Will Accent
puny oar Fleet ir There Is Ttar.
Ket West, March 0. The British third-rate,
bark-rigged cruiser Cordelia, Capt, Maurice A.
Bourkc, dropped anchor in this port to-day.
Capt. Bourko was executive officer of the bat
tleship Victoria when she was rammed and
sunk by tho Camperdown. Key West people are
confldont that she Is here In order to accompany
tho American fleeTt In tho operations that will
follow on tho beginning of war with Spain.
Capt. Bourko, In an lntervlow. said that he
had been on a cruise along the Spanish main.
Ho had vlsttod the Newport at Greytown.
After taking on '200 tons of coal he will go from
here to Palm Beach. Ho has no orders yet to
go to Havana.
Washington, March 0. A telegram from
Commander Forsyth at Key West reported tho
arrival there this afternoon of tbe British
cruiser Cordelia. Naval officers do not know
what tho Cordelia Is doing tn American waters,
but it Is believed that she will go to Havana to
protoct British Interests.
The Cordelia is n steel cruiser of the third
class, hho Is 225 feot long, 44 feot U Inches
be nn. and draws 10 feet 3 Inches. Her tonnage
is.'. 3H0 and her engines areof 2,000 horse power,
giving her a speed of less than thirteen knots.
She was built at the Portsmouth Navy Yard In
1881. The Cordelia Is protected In part by a
steel deck l-a Inches thick. Her armament con
sists of ten 0-lnoh guns, ten machine guns, and
two small guns. She has a steaming radius of
0.400 knots, and, comparod with tbe ablps of
our navy, corresponds to the gunboat Mont
gomery. The Cordelia Is attached to tho British
North Amorlcan squadron, which makes it
headquarters at Halifax In the summer and at
Bermuda In tbe winter.
TI1EOUXS ARErOR StEROirAITT SHIPS
A aintsmant by Brooklyn stnvy Yard, Offloer
Contradicted In YTaohlnatoa.
WAsnnvoTos. March 0. A prominent officer
of tbe naval service, who has been actively en
gaged In furthering the plans for emergency
preparations, nsked True Self reporter to con
tradict a statement made in an Interview with
an officer on duty at the Brooklyn Navy Yard,
published In The Scn this morning, that "tho
guns shipped from the Washington yard are not,
and novcr wero. Intended to be used In arming
"They aro Intended for Just that purpose,"
said tbe officer who asked that the contradiction
be made. "Tho officer who gavo Information to
tho contrary was either ignorant of their In
tended use, or had been misinformed on tbe
subject. The Nnvy Department will
keep those guns in reserve at Brooklyn for
immediate Installation on vessels such cs tho
BU Paul and the St. Louis, which would bo the
first called Into service, and more guns for the
same purpose are being rapidly turned out at
the Washington ordnance factory."
RED OROSS IX CUBA.
Mr. KltiMh T7II1 Report to tho rreeldent
Cpon tba Soeletya ITork.
BtAVANA, March 9. Mr. Klopech, editor of the
Christian Herald, arrived hero to-day on tbe
steamer Scguranc.a. He comos on a mission
from Prosldent McKlnley to Inspoct the work of
the American Bed CrOBS Society In Cuba and re
port upon it. He will leave soon for Matanzas
and other Inland towns.
The Diarlodtl erciosays to-day that Amer
ican correspondents are treated here with all
regard, while the Spaniards are not allowed In
tho United States to express tholr opinion
without bolng subjected to many voxatlons,
such as occurred to Sefior fiobral.
Tho volunteers will again engage In cannon
practlco to-morrow at Cabana fortress.
Itrrrolls Tor the Artillery.
St. Louis, March 0. Capt. O. J. Hweet, re
cruiting officer for the United Stotes Array, put
out a sign yesterday afternoon colling for vol
unteers for the heavy and light artillery ser
vice, and before' his office closed In tho evening
more applicants had called than ho could pos
sibly talk to Individually. To-day acrowd filled
his office from dawn till evening.
Capt. Sweet's Instructions aro to consider ap
plicants for tbo two urtillery rcglmonts to be
added to the army until otherwise directed.
The ilrst detachment of recruits from St. Louis
will leave for tho Government barracks at
Columbus, 0 to-morrow evening.
BJQ sir. sSnlne' Ksprlled from Cnbn.
Havana, March 0. The American newspaper
correspondent and French citizen, M. Honoro
Frnngols LalnO, who was arrested hero
on Friday last and thrown Into a dun-
?eon In Cabanas fortress, was expelled
romtbelslund to-day. With a military guard
hn was taken from La Cabafia, on a boat of tbe
Spanish Government to the steamer Olivette,
bound for Key West and Titnpa.
Imekelees Powder Tor SJIcnrd'a natlren.
Newport, n. L. March 8. Tho Government
tug Lcyden, attached to the torpedo station,
left here this aftrnoon w Ith a large quantity of
smokeless powder for the ships of the North At
lantic squadron, Tbe smokeless powder plant
here Is working to Its utmost capacity. There
Is much activity at all the Government stations
I. tent. Flanagan toOrvaa.li ihe Third Battery.
It was announced last night that Lieut. W. L.
Flanagan of tbe Second Battery, S. O. P. N. V.,
Is to form a now battery called the Third Bat
tery. Capt. David Wilson of the Second Bat
ter) said that Lieut. Flanagan would have his
full co-operation in organizing tbe new battery
Lieut. Flanagan Is a member of tho linn of
TIIE COURTEOUS DRIVER,
Hnlllnr nt Ono End of a Cnp, Ho Finds Ills
Hatch In Courtesy at Ibe Other.
Here was a man driving a wagon along a
downtovrn street, and about to turn up across
street where there was a down grade from the
street he was on. On each side of this cross
street and near the corner there was a team
standing, so that there was only room for one
team to pass between.
Just as the man had begun to turn Into this
cross street be saw coming up tho grade toward
lilm three or four wagons one afleranother. iho
hoad one being pretty near to tho opening be
tween Ihe two wagons standing at the Fides of
the street, but not so near us he was. Ho could
have got into the gap beforo ihey did. nnd he
won cl havo had tho right of w ay; and th. y wero
all light. They would have suffered no great
lncnnvculoncej from his insisting on hlsriirht to
go through i first; but ho took tho grade Intuitu
count, aud Instead of keeping on ho stopped
and hauled his horse one sldnnnd waited until
they had one utter arolherall come through
Coming along after that hunch of wagons
there was one bla little elistauce, which. How
ever, might havo got into tho gap. follow Ing tho
bunch, before tho buneh bad got out at tbo
other end, and bo have got the right of wa) and
gone through without waiting. But apparently
It appeared to the driver of this second single
wagon that the Ilrst driver, who bed hauled
out to let tho buneh of teams como
up the hill, had done hid full sbaro
In the way of courtesy, and that now somo
cotirieny was due lo him, and so tho second
driver. Instead of going on through ns he might
have done, hauled to one side und let the man
who had first halted come on through, and then
he started up and Trent on hlcuslf.
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THE SUOtSAKI CLUB.
It Was Established by a Jnnnnrao BtenarS
Who Died an Ihe Maine.
Tho Japanese of New York learned with crest
sorrow of the death of Isa Suclsikl, ona of the
stewards on the Maine.TJN'ot only was he very
popular arnoni: his associates, but also crea' y I
endeared himself by establishing a club, vi' "h 1
is now in a flourishing and prosperous co- ul
tlon. Some years uko Hm,isakl tea.'rea (oat
many of biscountiymen vvhei came he-e or w'la
were out of employment had no r s'-e "here
they could ko. He, therefore, resr.ned tn es
tablish a home for them, nnd for this purpota
rented the house at KM fiunds street. Hrooklyn.
With a number of other Japancs' hforndsn
oririiiilratloii, which vv.-isesl'ed the ussU
Club. In his honor. Tho hucisiki t'l ib is now
the social centre for the Japanece of Ilroo.lyn.
At least a doien Japanese societies meet there.
The leadlni; orcHiilntlon which holes its mest
Intts at tbe HuclsaM Is tho Diet V'ipDon Jin ot
the flroatJapiine.se Societ). It is prlnMri.y a
mutual benefit society, nnd was founded for the
purposo of helping youmr men. it meets twire
a year. Another society which meets nt u
cluhls thorihio bu JCai. whi. h means liter try
and sotlnl club. At its meetings Japat est
literature, history, and current events are de
bated tin! dlBcuBsed.
The physical welfare of the members is by nt
means neflecteel. A fenclnc BTinnaslum. nb' k
was recently established, Is open to the mem
bers. It consist of an open pavilion In tlr '
yard, nnd is profusely decorated .th tapar -t
lanterns. The iimlu p trior of th t""l e-,
vvhuro the different societies hold th. I 11 r
lugs. Is a lnrjec, sunn) mom, ur or.'-
Japanese pictures, hooks nnd vhsc I i '
walls are pictures of the Impel isl fsui of
Japan, of the'famnus Field Marshnl a u 'j,
who visited Now York a few year- npi n. 'f
other noted Japanese statesmen an 1 ul i r
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