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VOL. TjY. NO. 91)._NORFOLK VIRGINIAN: TIIURSDA.Y M\R OK 17. 1898. PRIOE TWO CENTS.
LiteU la siiec! Eieeito.
NO RUOIIM DEfttD RECCtSSARY
Montgomery II n? Kol Keen Willi?
ilrnwu from llnvnua nt Request or
Nputu?A Ntrotlg Fleet Mussed ill
Kvy W?lt? I.ooltlUif- Aller Auxil?
iary Cruisers for .Service.
Washington, March IG, 1S0S.
The main developnwnt in the Spanish
Situation to-day was ir.i cor.m . eii'm with
?the definite representations submitted
'by the Spanish government to the
Stat J Department concerning '.lie as?
sembling c-t a largo fleet of American*
warships at Key West, the war pre
?paimti'-ns, and the influence which t-heso
Jiave had on tfui approaching elections
in Cuba. These- reprrscnta-tlons were
cxncVty ki lfcie with the semi-'irtlelal
utterances given in th.se dispatch:* ld*.t
night and accn dried to a high official
con verarmt vvWIi the vi ws of the Spnn
isli Cabinet. While these retires .nta
ISi.t.s caimiio! properly b regarded aa a
protest against the attitude and acts
c-X the United States Ciovcrnhu'nt, it
may unquestionably 1?- s I. down as a
rcmonsiiHCice calculated to have aim ef?
fect I', i Kui'.ipeah court circles. Not.
however, l> linn a technical protest, th.
Mai' in nt has : i it called foiUh any
official rejofct'der on the part ?f the
Slat. Department, for i !si lacking In
iAlngjblc aecufi?itl'.ms, i> ing frather at?
argumentative pr ?entivMon of alleged
Spanish gi'lcv unees.
Tin.' Koro sailed for Havana from Key
West this a.tV rr... Sh ? g<:es to r=?
llcve the Montgomery as a home for
the oillcers engaged In supervising the
wrecking opetut:? ma S? Havana har?
M may l> ? fl.'a'ied un>iajulvocally that
Hi Montgomery I'd not withdrawn c*w
llig t any su;.;< st..in from Spanish
s lurcca thai hi r presence Is mal desired.
W ?\aa the announced IntenMco'.'if Scc
rtl.siry Long wh n the crulst>r was sent
to Havana to lt. p her there only so
long as tlie K.-n.:, should be eragiatged
in the work of distributing relief among
the sui'i' is In Kis-rn Cuba. This
task having been performed, n.:>l. owing
f i the return of Hie emu.' of X i iuiry.
ih<- Peni, which is better equipped than
? Uhe Mi ins- ti; ry ;.i ass's: in the wrick?
ing Operations, : riitiirned to her pc-st
rp t" the cl so of >dlic hours the
Navy Department, ihough it koj-w offi?
cially that.-the court of Inquiry hud come
over lo K y West from Havana, w.t.s
not Informed as to the Undings] or plans
of the c' aii't.
'!!: Di.'e Mr. Odgen-CJoelet'a yacht
Rl'i-yllower was purchased by the'? gov
. i . rii. nt to-day. It i.- said that the ob?
ject of ;I >- Ntitv' Department ir= to pro
Vl \1c as quickly as possible a ii'. i:nb, r|
Of picket1 bo^'ta c.i gcod sp ed and s-a
going ability to net .a- seouta and
also lq iid our Iron dads ar.d more
ex penal w v..-.-.is Iii operation* ngnliMt
toiV'Jdo h .its. A large aiiii'iber -.'f pri?
vate yachts have i>. >n cfie-rcd t<> the
department ami other aicqulidtlans Of
tin- same iy;-.- as the Mayflower may
be expect' d.
'I'lu- Heel . K iy Wesl will be aug?
mented within ilk. next day or ii.vn by
lhe ariiya) f the gun'boiit Annapolis
the torpedo li u F ? ?<:??? and the .rtuv-.iO
tug I.-.\.' n and Sa<moset, while the
gunboat Hel-erin is n a- .?>:;. frjer way
from Hi.- K'urop.cm station under or?
ders t> report . Key W..-:. The He?
lena sported her arrival to-day a:
Kuni:ih'j|l, -on hi n waoi t n join the
lie. :. These and (he other vessels pre
vloiuily ordered t ! Hint' point, consti
lul ? th.- I.:iv. .-t asse'm'blagc Of war ves?
sels iiia de since the doni mat ration fol?
lowing :h. VlrgLnlua arfjlr, and cion
RlderliiK th-- efrcctlvfiKHs and nrmn
nient', It is tin- strongest assemblage ?>f
?hlps, Tor biihier tlwm revlti.u purposes
pin.-,- tlie war; Th.- Meet now at Key
AVck: ami 'Portugiis is as fol'xlvvs:
Cruiser N -x S'ork, li^Mlrahip Massa
chiv tts. l.i-:: snip Indliino, battleship
Iowa, battleshliji Texas, .-miser De?
troit, gun boa i NoHhvillc, cruiser Ms?r
blehead, dc?pa>tch boat Verjn-, torpedo
boats Dupon;', rushing. Porter, Wlna
lOW and KrlC?fl n. To tlies-i will soon
be a'.liled the live vessels ncr.vi en rnul ?
there. 'Ici addition to ifrjesc the Mont
gom.ty i? ;u ll.iv?.'i and is practi?
cally a pjirt' cf the lieet, Ihe gunboats
OVIbnlngton und Oa^llne and crn;s r
Clucltrnnti tin- ,ut Dailtidoes, the New?
port at i' ' :i. with the Purllnih', New?
ark, Ampbritrlte and oilier shlp? .^-f
Hi ? North Atlantic scpindron ?t points
along Ihe c.^t further northward.
Id point of ships (he fleet under Itea.r
Admiral Ohas?', on January S, IS74, foJ
l'owir.g the Vlrgliilua nfiVnlr, was eon
eldoraibkyi larger. >A I though fortrHdabk9!
In i:n day. thl'a aggregation .mis m.??.'??
up of old styl? wooden rdii'ps, monitors
which hail gone tii>.-'.uh the civil war
and every available Craft' tiv.it '-0111.1
shear gin s. Canrp.ired with th.. modern
'battl. ship' and cruise .= Ot ti"' itu.vnavy
I: was It significant in : innnge and g 1
eriil efft'otiveessi It is not..: worthy,
h nrv. r. t liit this formid'iible Rnther
ing "f flli^ps vvn* al ?)e aaiiic pulnt as
the pr s?nti path ring during \ eriti
c;:-l period with Spain, and that It did
not eVciKitale i::- war.
?Secretary Ai'ger has mailc reqiilsl
Ih ns on [he Pr Ijldent1 for two large al
lotin<V~i'.s from the appropriation "f
|50,COO,000 for the national defense. Or,*
Is for $"i.006,000 for the use of the (Jn
glnee: 1. ?. ?'??tmeni of [h-s army in the
coir.'pletJoii certaaji fortflcjitkn works
along the Atlantic and Gulf coast's now
in progress, and the other Is for $2,225,
000 tor the use uT the Ordnancv De?
partment dfi this an.riy km the acquire?
ment of arms and ammunition. Pret?
ty much all Ol-.ie mcmey Is needed to
cover contracts already made L?yt the
(An encouraging telegram came
to the department from Admiral
Bunce, commandant of the New York
navy yard. Jt -,vias: "Naval Cor.*
strtfetor reports dock Not 3 puwupe'd
dry last night. Tust of the strukture
aaWsfictory. Caisson joint leaks but
The depart merit plates the date of
the Hnal completion of thc> dock at
April 110th In view of this report.
Surgeon General Van* Heypen, cf ti".'-'?
navy, returned to-day from Newport
'News, where he went to examine Into
the pracflOJfbllity c!f converting th>?
Pla'iH Lire steamer Grind Duchess
into an ambulance or hospital! ?hip for
use of t'he navy km the event of hostil?
ities with Spain. This stoamor, which.
General Van Rcypcrj says is larg*.
rcoxry and aiiry, 'formerly plied beti.vre'u
New York ;tnd Sivann.t'h, but was laid
i?ri bsctaus-i of the disarroogement of
her boilers. So far a.-: the accommo?
dations are eoreerned, the vessel, after
some n ves.-vry work, would makt-i an
a1 i n!r.:C)ic ain.'.wl mco ship, but t'hc lack
Of billets, which It would take
several months t i n 'place, lim?
its her ada'pta'blllic'i far use at
tho present time. TJhe Surgeon
Gen raj has in view several other ships,
which, wilth buj a limited expenditure
of money, could be chcing d Into ambti
l.ince ships, Luit ho will be compelled
t i nwa>!t the report of the special board
nf-ICah la examining Into the question
of nuxIMaiy ciruls^ns before takiimg .any
act! n. .
Tfoc. War Department Is making
riudy. f.ir another big contract locking
to lb ? procurement of a lot of Bhol and
shell. An ei lvertisement bus just been
Issued calling for "cast Iron projet tile* i
for sea coasii cannon." The bids are
made returnable next Monday at! 11
o'clock at the Ordnance ollice. War De?
partment. The shot and shell ore of
the heaviest description, 1ST ten-inch
solid shut, MO bweive-lnch nvartnr
shells, weighing SOO pounds ciiudh, oind
f>00 twelve-Inch mortar shdls, weigh?
ing 1,000 pounds each, beleg want eil.
These pr jectlies are entirely different
from the mlllloni dollars' worth ordered
yesterday. Those were wrought s: el
shot! and shell known as armor piercers
anil Intended for attack upon battle
Bbips, monitors und such armored ves?
sels. Tlvrise called for now are for use
either agaiicist lightly armored or un
armored ships or i?lse f>.v "deck
piercers," befolg fired from mortars
with a plunging tire Into the deck of
vessels lying out at sea. Being of cast
metal these projectiles, Lt is expected,
will be much cheaper than the armor
piercers already ordered.
The Equipment' Bureau of th-- Navy
Department has prepared itself fiar the
equipment ?tit very short notice of i.i,ny
vessel of the auxiliary navy :hat may
be acquired with till ? most approved
signalling dev&ces OlOW employed.
Considering the competition offered
by the navy and marine corps In the
enlistment 'if recruMs, the \Var De?
partment feel* tihnt is it doing very
well in securing nidn fair the, artillery
regiments. The adjiitanlrgeneml's ??>?
p rt to-di.'.iy w is that 220 men had boeo
.-.cured. This Is a-i the rate of SnO per
month and about ns fast as the men
can be properly tuken care of.
A.dJutnntKifir.ernl Corbln yesterday
recciv d e mllilniry visitor who said he
was fresh from the battlefields "f Cuba
and desired to arrange with him for
tin- immediate Invnsl iri of the perl of
I lava' a. He was dressed In ti military
uniform of green cloth and said h ? was
ready to tlliko tin- Held tit Once. He.
gave his name a.= Lieutenant-Colonel I
.lorgc A. IMvera Y. M< c.e, Fourth
Army Corps, Cuban Army, and said
he had come from General Mnyrla
u. vlrigiicz, second in o.-immand. To
use his nw ' words he "was just from
lite Held and had blood on his hoots,"
and he gaa'e every Indication of being
enrnesti and ea^.-r for the fray. What
h ? desired was an army of .".000 men
from the I'niled Stall 3 with which to
begin the Invasion ic.f Cuba, nnd his
plat:* was 1" lire on Morro Castle and
sack the city of Hiawiirin. General
Corbln Ireatted him courteously ami
sail he would see him later nboul the
army of Invasion.
S1VV.MSII IMtt SS (tONHKXT.
Ill tlcrnldo Huestfor I'cac? ??'<>st of l tie
the Cuban Itet?el I ion.
|.Mad:l:d, March 16.?'A scmi-offtruJu
agency to-day publishes thv fo|Ui,v|lng
umnounccmerii1: "it is useless t? talk of
th. i s.i'le of Cuba. The o/Uieslion could
not b.- arranged except by parliament,
uid .it is impossible thai nnr.i Sp.iiriish
chamber would agree t. the bland
at any price.'
Th.. FJnane'.'al Press comments upon
t'he facility with ivhfccCu Spain, has sup1
porlcd the heavy financkKl btird >nfl in?
curred on account of |he Insurrection
::?? Cuba an'di the Philippine islands and
points out thtit although, sin ? Sonor
Sagasta has h en premier, the cost ,)f
the war has exceeded 300,000.000 pese?
tas, fi.13 note circulation of the Hank
of Spain ha.- only incr-a-vd from
1,174,920,300 to l,25M30.0?0 pesol is.
U'pors thit-i sbotwing, Hi Press asserts
t'hat no one doubts that ir a fresh loan
sh uld be required It could In- r ilsd as
c.'sily as was ;he loan v?i year ngo.
101 Mcraldo In i vonyi conciliatory ar
thsle suppo-ed In otli^lal drei, s to be
Inspired, after |Koh-i?oohing * the I'flc
tlon tint Si;umi des res to provoke a
war" says: "If th - United Ktvi?:es real?
ly w li-he? peacsi and Spa.ln i.t resolved
to maintain it, let eV(f:.i go half wjiy,
and the paclflnitlon of Cuba nnd tho
ti mi: ..'.i'.iity of Europe will l>e accoiri
I'OW I ?10 K LY CON PI H.M ED.
Wnshlr.igton, D. C, Msirch 1?*..?The
Senate to-day c rhtflrmed i.'he nominal .a
of Tcrorice v. Powderly of Pennsyivn.
nla to be o mmlssloncr general of im
rrilgral'lop Also ihe following p'.ut
ma-: ,s: South Ci n- Una, lt. B, Ander
s, ;::>. Georgetown. Florida: J. Bell,
Bark Bin Princess Coles Hi
on unknown ton.
EVIRY ONt ON THE STEAMER PERISHED
Forco of llio Collision Cut Ilcr Coin-,
plclcly In Tivu-Jlon I>ioppo<l Out
ofttiglit Without Uttering n Word
Bark Tonm Into I'ort Illldly
LrfwcstaFt, Mnucth 1C. ISPS.
Tho British bark Princess, frox. JUeOth
tor Liverpool, was towed in hen-i to
daivi with h.'r hows stove and hor fore
;i?ak full of vt|Vtcr, having been In col?
lision at .1 o'clock t'his morning.off Gib
bard Lightship wi?lJ <m unktwwai
steamer. 'The eifcwmer scuik Immedi?
ately and it is Heated that her ci.?w Is
The steamer which collided wifh the
British Princess sank within tht-.e
minutes with ail on b ard.
Cap tail n Sett, when Interviewed by
an Associated l'l.-.s repress:V.ative to.
"The steamer .-Imply 'dropped out' cif
ocr vision w'Jfi'"Jin the briefest apapj
A member of the crew of the bark
Raid that the force olfi the collision was
so great! that the steamer was cut in
two and acs the steamer's crci.vi tumbled
v'ut of the forecastle, they si:m;i'.y step?
ped inUv thv .-. a and dropped out of
slight without uttering a word.
There wsu r.n lime to discover the
name of \\'..< - luciklcss steam r.
UKOKttlA I'OPI LISTS'.
iioii,tiion. i . Wntnoii Namlnnteil tor
tiovornor ?'I Ike I'liK lorin.
Atlanta, C,;\., March 17.?The Populist)
State convention adjourned shortly be?
fore 1 o'clock this morning sifter a lotas
<und stnrmy session. -ILor.. Thomas E2.
Watson was nominated f?.\r Governor
and ailtr.-.uugh he has rvpe.itedl'y declin?
ed to nncept, it i?s believed by. some that
he will yet consent to make the race.
The platform was adopted by the
Convention as reported from the com
mitoe ml though three hours wtere spent
in offering amendments ainid speecfj
it Indorse* fhc X ishvill,;. conference;
favors the action of the organisation,
c. ?T.i:nittce at the St. Louis conference,
January 12, and the upholding of a
r.iat'lonal convention July 4, LSl'S. a
vlg ? ous protest nga4nsi fusion is en?
ter d and the St. Louis platform cii
.11es*du'.i 'as endorse the S:. Louis
platform; favor ?be passage or an ah'tl
bar room bIW, which will close till bar
rooms at once and provWi? 1" r (he sale
of liquors under ;i;!ldic control; con
d. tuns the present convict law. the ac
oeptannc of free transportaitlon, from
railroads and franks from telegraph athti
express companies by all public ,111
cials, deno ti trees lynching atnd demands
thai the public servant's enforce the
law in such oatses; demands that all
pub!';.- olllclils be elected by the vote
of the people; that all public ofllcials,
white practical, to he paid salaries
prcijot'tlonate to the depressed ilnni.v
cial conditions now existing in tills
country; favors p .::.-'! on^ to Confeder
ait'e veterans and their wives; favors
the initiative and referendum; and
calls U|-. ?:: th. nal'Ional executive com?
mittee to name a chairman at once.
The following were elected as member*
.if :'h.. National Executive Committee:
General Phill.ps, \V. IX Hawkins and
o:.e,iies 10. McGregor.
Delegates to the Xa.tionnl Convenittan
were al.-u n ? med.
PALSIKTTO Cf.llH TOL'lt.XAMKVr.
1 lie I'rlv.n Curried oir by Mr. Clinch
? luith. of llio Local Club.
Aiken, S. C, March 16.?Tlie Palm, t
lo club open handicap tournament
m.'.'ill play c.une off at the golf tvtur
nnment and was won by Mr. Clinch
Smith, .ine of the looad club. He had
a handicap of thirty and his net score
The weither was gend for g.O.\
iMrs. Butler Duncan laus tfc? only
>ady to comipete and h id she been prop?
erly posted w uild haive carrk-d off the
.?up. As it was she c?crie Im second
with .a handicap of IS, and a net score
.Mr. A. IT. Fenns?, the club's cham?
pion and the scratch man of Wie day,
was outplayed and tba fact that he is
over-goifeMi was apparent by Ms poor
driving and approach shots. Ul ? took
so to matte '.'he course, Just thirteen
less thai:: the record for the IS hol s,
which he holds.
Th.- citimmary:?i.Mile open, profes?
sional, entries. C, irdner. GougtciKs,
Butler, ]>?:. Bn?wn, Mertens nr.d Laim
bsrjack. Gardner flr.-'t. .Mertens sec
o. ,1; Brcl.VRi third, Tim.-. 2:50.
Tandei.ri puracIL* race, two miles:?
Mliier and Bake:'. Lehr ami Mertens,
Riser- a: 1 Gardner and HuffstcWter
and V'rm I" flnl.'Ci'ed in the order nam
.Vi Tim.'. 4:11.
one mile handicap:?Bowler first,
Gougoltz (..?'?'ii.l; H?ffe tetter third;
Time. 1:6-1 2*5.
Gardner rode o live mil.:- exhibition
pntced In 10:13.
Al'l'i IINTIKD ruNSI'l,.
Washington, March 16.?The President
lo-daiy n> inliKited Perry Olascock, >if
Indlann, lo be consul ai;< Baniuoa, Cuba. |
Woii'fl u q Menace ins:eaa ol o
sa'eguord 10 ihe United stales.
1HL VIGOROUS SPffCH Of ML WILLIAMS
l>lrccicii Iii? Aitncu Particularly
Aunlnst Mr. Tnwn?r'a Itcmwrlm
Tuesday? I'ubnii ?liicaiioii Alum
Hobs ni??Mr. Umsvrnor Wellies
sinn iiicnri Concerning ??resident.
Washington, ?lnrch l?. 1S08.
The Postoftice ?pproprloJ ? n hill,
which was technically (he subject before
?"?he House, was utmost I'.'ist track, rf
In the debate to-day. As on ycslerduy
'numerous topics w.re discussed, but to?
day 'for Ifhc ti ist'time the Cul?ai-Span
ish question, which had betta kepi in
the background heretofore, forged ti
the fii ir.it. The subject of Hawaiian an?
nexation also cam". '.?::' for m<>r at?
?Mr. Williams (Dcmoera,ti. Mississippi)
(was first recognized, ncttl In ri . p och ? >f
foii.'y minutes replied to the sp<.it
made by !Mr. Tawney yesterday in fttv\?r
of tfnwnllarj nvynixtitlon. (Mr. Williams
is a mcmbcri if the Foreign Affairs Com?
mittee, and his remarks received close
atti'-ti-n. He dir et d his Bill nek
particularly agutetut r.'hc con?
tention of Mr. Tuwhey that Ihe 'trndl
tl-c:m1 policy of this government was
hot opposed to annexation, lie th'.iught
I thetv- wo? n.) occasion for nlnrm dven
i If it wen- true that if wc should not
lake Ihe islands, some c-t-her o unlry
w' raid. Th-J Idea of ihe foreign ovvoer
shi'p of a group of islands 2,000 miles
from our Bhor ? had ir.o terror* f r him
He said lille Hawaiian islands wer-- n -w
In t'h-i control of .1 carpet tuts oligarchy.
The States 1 >f the South hail under?
gone a blvter experi ence with carpet bag
goV-Oiinimr.it, and did iTJJt desire to en?
dorse it anywhere.
The Hawaiian Islands would be a me?
nace instead of m safeguard to the
Kni.cd States. This country ?already
had a race problem. To take th Ha?
waiian Isiii'.'ls would bti to annex sia
other race pp iblem Mid pay (4,000,000
for tlie privilege of dc-lng.lt.
Mr. Cochrnn (Democrat. (Missouri) In
commenting on the existing s;tuna;
declared thai those who iitood < :? .-!,? ib
the sli ck tickers In London and New
] York stiemed to ba more powerful 'Mian
the unit <l and solemn voice .if the
Amcrlcair* pt?..ple, which for months bad
been crying out for the recognition i f
' he Cubain belllg rents. Steck jobbers
on two continents had so fur proved to
be the only actual lwtervent?.i;i In Cu?
"Do you not believe wc should recog
?nize tlie Independence of Cuba?" -aaked
Air. Stilzer (D m era I, New York).
"1 do not," replied Mr. ?'.>>? ' an, "the
r leognltlon of belllitWnn'cy would
clol'ho the insurgents with suJIIeler.'i
p'wer to negotiate honorable peace,
If we should Intervene "ii- troiihl -
I would haw Just begun. I ar if the
administration should '.tit rvcrte i:
would be as the a-.'torr.ey of Ihe bond?
holders, rather thin as the frlen'c'u
i of the Insurgartta."
In conckialon Mr. Cocfra-an rofbrr -1
t i the current rum (had ti. Pr slden;
desired -em Immediate adjournment in
order that he might be aid to settlej
the Spanish affair with Interference
?Mr. Grosvenor, (Rep., Ohio) repDad
to this statement Im in Ii.'-Yi. At Urst
he spoke tn a sei.Ti-humoraus vein, lie
d sired, he said, to m ike i brief state?
ment i.i repiy to this story wOleii was
II ?.-.'.':i -g around to ti: # effect that the
President was n'boui :?> lake Ihe House
of Representslives by :h ? throat, abol?
ish [he (Jcpted St.it. s Schall and ,. .
ceed to the settlem m all our foreign
conrplkixtionj without Wie afJi of the
repniuenatlves af the pooplu. It should
b ? remembered, Iba continued, lr.- ivi?lgh
Ing sin >h rsnriorts, that Congr -s was a:
independent p ?wer. th--. exIst'cncC <>f
which could not be ended under the
constitution. It wool.I probably con?
tinue longer than the Ouban qucat'.'o.T,
Mr. Oojwcnor fa Id he fp. ke of this
matter with some hesttatl because,
aft.^r rending the (newspapers he some?
times doubt.d his Independent exist?
ence. Wii.'n he sp ike for himself, they
Insisted he spoke for isome'hody else.
H'j 'Jiid not pretend to know more thar.
the humblest citizen yet, he s.ii'.l, he
took t'he responsibility of Stating that I
the suggeslon that the President hail!
tlxed a d.ite for the adjournment: of"
Congress, or desired to lix a duite or
had exljiressed a hope jjlii;1 f'orgi-r-.--,/
i.vpuld adjourn by a certain date, tva?
a 1 ?solo [ely without found it Ion and ri-1
diculoua in the bargain. ?'-ner ss
e add r.Kii aUjoum except by a m-jijor-l
Wy vote of it.s m.'LTiberw and he hid
no dtnfbt that every member respon?
sible to his console noil and his coun
tn:.i. w .ui'd do his (Kity as he saw
it, in the matter of adjournment as in
LMr. Nictrton, (Dem., Ohio) who f..!-l
1- i.ved Mr. Qrosyenor, paldOalgh tribute
to th.-i pitr;o-.'i>m ar.d judgment ->f tii-1
PreBldtrrt. If ld.1l to himself he exer
cls ? his pudgmcnt, Mr. Norton said
he would be glad to follow, lor. he
i:v.;i ,'.\ that Mr. McKinley v\pa ! -??;.
as (Jr.mi had been when he wished t i
recognize the Indep-r-di-nce of Cubi,
by a trcoha which would require lt:?:
ger.Ius of a Ood to surmount. He de?
clared tfhat It was the duty of Congr .
to remain sq its pe.st and see what
we^s to !,e don.-. Tf aiir wOM not upon
us. Congress had made a mistake, he
s.tii.l. in iiratotloaMy abdicating Its!
power atnd t'.wcing JiO.OOO.uOO ln< I'hej
Prcsld.-mt's hands. M It wus upon us It
was right thuit the rtv.-i'Vnt should
give back to Congress- the confidence
i: :<:>.! re|N>scd In hin?. Irrespective of
pasty, Congress should know whether
i: was to be peaine or tmr.
Mr. Slayfl-sn ('Democrat, Texas) con
trlbulcd something >m the contuwersy
relative to tho advarotng>28 possessed by
?he Southern cotton mills.
The (I 'bate Wien drifted back to li'h.?
hill, nnd th'- House, at 0:10 i>. m., ad?
IX TH KMi:\ATK,
ItvNalntlon for A mi e x lug Hawaii
Placed on tii?> ('rtleitdar.
Washington?, D. C. Mnrch 16.?Busi?
ness In Ihc leglslaitlv-e session of the
Kennte t' i-day was contained to "th* pnss
age of a few bills, largely of a local
characti'r. The nnl.ional quansnallhe bill
was not con*ld< red.
When the H. ivi.te o nvoncd Mr. Davis
iMV'i: Hpta), chairman of the Commit*
I.Korellgii Relations, reported a re
y:i'.trt'lrtn to provide for mrjnexlng the
linwaliai Islands to the United States.
Ti' resolutSi n was read by title Cindy
and plae d on the calendar.
Mr. Krye (?Maine) presented t'he re?
port <,f tlui conferees on tin- bill pro?
viding for the licensing of mni'*a on
river ami ocean wssels, and It was
ad- ml" d.
The s-sniti1 e then.nil 12:40 p. in., on nv~
11 a of Mr. Davis PMInmesota), went Into
executive s ssl?ri.
Al it':.",.", ih Senate resum-fd busln-ss
in i n s ssion and .a: number of Mils
were passed. At -J o'clock, on moWr"
rffjlr. Palrbiut'ks (Indiana), the Scr.ciVa
ngalii iveiit Into executive session, and
tUj 4:20 i>. m. si.ijourned.
Till! HAWAIIAN itt.SiiI.V rioN.
Provider tor n 1'uiiiMllMSlon lo l*rc?.
Iinrc n < ode or i,nwi.
Washington, March 10.?The Senate
Com mi t*t< ? ::? Foreign Relations tb
doiy igreed to rfa mutend that tfr.? Ha
iviilian IUlinrtidA b-i annexed by legisla?
tion In op..n session and agreed upon
a .1 .at resolution for the accomplish
men; of this linirppse. Later. Clia-lr
innr. D.ivls reported tllie resolfitlon lit
the fr'-tnate. Ii went to the calendar,
'l'iie i> s ,!nti n I.-- ais follows:
"St itloh i. The govermxaMit of the
ItepubMc . ?:" Hawaii having In., due
form Rlgnltle'Ji i:.s consent1 in the man?
ner provi.i .1 li;.i its constitution to
cede absolutely and without reserve to
the United St'jtea -oLA m.-rlca all rig'', als
of verein.Ti'r' vvhat. iver kind In
and to the 1 la walia::. Islands and their
d 'pendencies aind also to cede and
t rani for to ihc United s.mi. s the ab?
solute fee and ownership ,,f all public
govcrnm ?iil or crown la-nd.-*, public
grourATm or edi flees for this, harbors,
military equipment and nil ether pub?
lic property of wilralever kind and dc
k iip.ion belonging to tin' government
of the Hawaiian l.-lards together with
every rlgla, sind appurtenaiicfc thereun?
til nppertiii:;.!ng; thiirc-fbre, be It
11, solved. That slid ccssl n Is nc
cvi.i.'ed. ratified and con 11 rmod ar.d that
th - said Hawaiian Islands and their
dependencies by nn'Ji they are heivh':-'
annexed as i par; of the territory of
tin- Unit .1 Slates and are subject t?oi
tie- sovereign ilci.rilnlon there< f. and
i lit all .and singular, tho property .'ml
rights Try reliibcrfore mcnllcoed are
vested in the Ur.iti I States of Amer?
The resoluttloti then .UlC"|>tB Ih'e lan
gu .g. of the treaty beginning wirb the
sec..::.i pnragrph of the second section
a: I taking all th.- reinavhd?r cf it. but
does ho: clt-a it as a pun of tin- trea?
These provide f r lie- .Mspo.-:iV <i." the
Hawaii im public land.-, for it:?a tem
li riry government of the Islands until
(?... ?4i -s di tides upon a porma'neni
form of g ivcrr.i v. she, the abrogation of
Hawaiian treaties -and the reservation
nf H'.iw i in eustoma regulation* na?
tu ihnsi! of th.- United Stzies shall be
pu: l.-:o operatic?, the assumption of
th.- public del'! of Hawaii lay the
Unit I Stati - to th- ex. nt . f $1,000.000,
tie- regulation of Chinese lmiiiigi*at;|on
and the appointment by the President
of live cnir.tTi =s!o.-i-rs to prepare a c?dei
of i i it 'flor th.: government of Uhia Is
Section - provides that thi commis?
si n'i rs provided for sh:f;1 bo apiv Inted
by th- Presidt? ?.?, by a-.-l with tha ad?
vice hsr.'.l >' nst-tit "f the Senate.
The sum of $100,000 is apprapr &l?d
by th third and last section for the
purpose "f carryl'hg the resolution into
? -ft" ??; and ' his sum is ma to Immediate?
Se: it ?:? Pirtvls said n i iletermln-itlon
had Ii " n reached as t: vyhan shf joint
res hit'on would 'be called up lor eon
Bid ration In the Senat .
Senator Davis submitted wJth the re
soluban I ext tried re-por*! of the
committee, setting (? ?rth Im detail the
commli.'tte's reafn for f.avoring an
?i?Iiii.iy.ii%u us i i.F.t r.
I'renel? <Jo vei-iuiieiil Mimsliig Ith
N<|iindroii oil' < lionltonrg.
Paris. March Ifi.?The Aurora tcMlay
nlllrms that th" French fleei is being
pre^mred for mobillxat'on, addling that
feverish anxl-ty prevails at all the
UirseiMils and ship-yards, which ana
Working Until 10 o'ol- Ck at night.
Cohtilnulng, the Aurore says the
Krenoh Ni rthenhi squadron at Cher?
bourg is ready for immediate depart
Finally, it Is asserted that In order
lo complete the ctucessnry number of
ifllcers, second y.-ar Students are to
be app inted midshipmen, and all the
admirals haive been instructed :.i as"
riin'ge to rench Paris within tw.-nty
fottr hours after befog summoned.
Th,- Alto-re explains bhat the mobili?
zation Ts coniaected wl:h preparations
t.. support Russia by n naval dempn
stratlon In the Far Mast.
It is believed that) Mr. Heed will be
a Lie to keep (he C ingress!, mal ???a
co-son hcavlfy lluodcd..?'Wathing'ton
SEVERAL KILLED AND .MANY WOUNDED
aii'- I.nrgo Niimltor or I'OHOim nt
Worn 111 I lie Ilnllil lu^ Iloomuo
i'nii I c. Ntrlckon?Tliroo I*erKoii9
Dusli Tlicmaol vos to Dontti l?y
Jumping from llio Hlinlmii.
Chicago, Ma roh 14, isos.
II required just twenty minutes tins
offturnooini ror oko the most satvago
lin.u Chicago his seen sine.? the 'fa
i.rcits cold storage warehouse tire in
tht Worlds Fair Qrounds in is:i:s 10
tiaike anphvliero from live to fifteen
live.--, maim Uiirty people and reduce
a six story brkok building to a |>lle of
blazing limber, red hot brl'cks und
The number dC dea l la stl3l In doubt
and pnclbably will not be Hpflnltely
krj:i;vm mnitll the dtibrta is suHlelent
ly octoled to allow of a. sarch being
made for |)Ma bodies M (ihlic who are
undoubtedly In the ruins. This will
require at lea-si two dai\is. Th:;c men
ore known to be dead. They are;
Samuel A. Clark, bookkeeper for the
Oimsti-.i.l ScL^nttlc Compamiy.
iMIltW A. Smith, salesman for tho
Olmstcnd tSclcsnititle Company.
IJdw.-.'ul I tin/., cashier for Sweet', Wal- ,
lace & Co.
The missing, cf -.vihom nothing coul'.l
be lvunn:d at a late hour to-night aind
mos-.1 at nf'-io mare without question
buried In the wreck ?>r the building,
Those rep irted -missing and who had
not returned home or communicated
?with their friends to-nighl;' and whosa
b -ii.s ctro belleKned t > be In t'ho ruins
are the following: \V. A. ohm tead, pres?
ident or the W. A. Ol instead Scientific
coinrnaitiy, rushdd through the sixth1 to,
notifying his employes of tlvir peril,
s en to go toward rear of the, building,
and was not seen to leave.
C. H. Armns, secretary of W. A. Olm
stead SdontHlc company. Mrs. M. 1C.
Harris, widow, -12 years ''Id, employed
as bookkeeper for-W. A. Olmstcad Scleti
I'r.'kr. -iwn woman seen at the window
on six Hi floor shortly after Miles Smith
leaped l. i Ills death.
C. T. Andersann empViyd by Sweet,
Tony ---?, last natni unknown; office
boy for Sweet, Wallace & Co.
Kr-Ud Hain'.ll, vaudeville singer, em?
ployed by National Music oompaniy.
c. A. l'rice, citushler for YV". A. olm
stead Sei ntlllc com puny.
Soli'imon Orollman, Jr., Western
agent for Henry 1-loltznva-n, of Colum?
bus, Ohio; had ro ins with Swret, WjI
Inoe & Co.
S lomon Orollmnn S'-., wll'h So> mion
< Irollmnmi, -' r.
(Anna Quest, cashier for the NaMonal
If. it. Helsen, worked ror W. A. Olm
stfndy Seientlllc computny.
Wllllnm Marvlw, shipping clerk for
I'resbyl rian H' laird of Publlcnlloin.
Willi Mil Boss, errand boy for Presby?
terian Hoard of Publication.
W. J. wllcox, partner of W. A. Olm
Charles A. Pric, cashier for Ol in?
stead c- iinpnny.
w. it. Nelson, employe of Olmslcad
Wllllnm A. Marvin* empl'iy d by Pres
byt."iv.iw Publishing c-.mpany.
Paul <\ Snyder, employed by Sweet,
Willi'ace & Co.. severely inirned about
Wie head atnid body, batken home; may
Bmll Brcsscrniom, dncippcd from third
II' i r to street, hip brokenv and spine
injured; may die.
A. 10. McCullough, salesman for Al?
fred Peats, jumped from third floor,
right hip und shoulder broken and in?
ternal injuries; may die.
'.Mary I.aPere, burned about face nnd
head while climbing dowihl fire eseaipo
from Swi.-et. Wallace & Co.'s floor, fell
from sen nd floor to ground aoid sus
talined internal inji rles; may die.
.Hugh S. Kllloit. manager Presbyte?
rian Board of Publication, hands and
face burned; not serious.
Herman Overman, fell from fire es?
cape; b.-jdly bruised.
H. It. Cunningham, ago-nt fleir the
Northern Pacific; Kxpress company,
head and body burned.
Wl S. Ix-mley, colored, waiter at
If. II. Kohlsaat & O.Vs restaurant.
Jumped from second floor of restaurant;
right leg broken.
Ofllcer Joseph Rogers, overcom-; by
smoke while rescuing people from the
Pn\f. Haiisllne, of the National Musfo
compsmy, face acid hands burned while
helping c-mployes to roaieh the fire es?
K. A. Wise, lers and hand-s severely
Philip Parley, piano mover for 0:ri
nover Piano company, right leg bnTken
in jumping from second story window.
W. H. Murphy, engineer, burned
ah-nt face? nnd shoulders.
Joste Iktxn, right: ankle broken in
Jumping frcSrh second story window.
Ancle Haxa, Jumped with her sister
from second floor; severely bruised.
Davis Schiefer, arm broken trying '.'a
catch A. 10. McCullough, who jumped
from third Ooor.
Andrew Nystrom, face nnd hands
(Continued on Sixth Page.)