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THE EVENING BULLETIN.
MAYSVILLE, KY., FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1898.
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PREPARING FOR WAR.
Big Warships Being Fitted Out
SOON BE BEAD Y FOR SERVICE.
Columbia and Minneapolis Officers
COLUMBIA'S BOTTOM SCRAPED.
Dame Rumor lias Selected Captain Sanda
for the. Columbia and Captain
Keed to Command the
Philadelphia, March 4. Lieutenant
William A. Gill, United States navy,
In charge of the hydro-graphic office In
the bourse the past two years, received
orders from the navy department to
report for active duty on the monitor
Miantonomah on March 10.
The Miantonomah is in course of hur
ried preparations for sea service, and
is expected to join the Amphitrite, Mo
nadnock, Terror and others of her class
at that time.
Lieutenant Gill was to have reported
on the battleship Maine before the day
of her sailing from Key West to Ha
vana harbor to relieve Lieutenant Blan
din, who was the officer of the watch
on the night of the disaster.
Two other officers of the big moni
tor, the chief engineer and his assist
ant, arrived and were formally received
by the commandant.
These are chief engineer W.M. Parks,
who has lately been inspector of the
Columbian iron works in Baltimore,
and Passed Assistant Engineer Mat
thews, late of the Brooklyn navy yard.
After submitting their orders to Cap
tain Casey they made an examination
of the Miantonomah. Both were well
pleased with her condition.
Three drafts of seamen were received
at the navy yard, aggregating 30 men.
Nine of these came from Brooklyn na
vy yard and were assigned to duty on
the Columbia. Twelve from Boston
and nine from Norfolk were quartered
on the Richmond to await service on
board the Miantonomah.
The commanaing officers for the
cruisers Columbia and Minneapolis
have not yet been announced, but it is
said unofficially at the yard that Cap
tain Sands, formerly of the Columbia,
will be in command of the Minneapo
lis, and Captain J. J. Reed of Mount
Holly, N. J., on 'the reserve list, will
have charge of the Columbia.
The work of scraping the cruiser Co
lumbia will be pushed. An examina
tion of her bottom was made, and it
was found that in some parts where
the paint had been rubbed off she was
The two big turrets on the Mianto
nomah were turned for the first time
in a year, and worked satisfactorily.
The deck of the Katahdln, within the
steel casing, is now being caulked. Her
machinery is reported to be in first
Old Monitors to Bo Tested.
Washington, March 4. An order has
been Issued to make a test of the ma-
I . chlnery or tne oju war monitors ui mo
u League island navy yard. These are
single uirreiea crait mm me unucu
with big smoothbore guns in turrets
that ould likely be pierced by the
modern high-power rifles on the battle
ships, but they would still be of service
in an emergency. There are eight of
these monitors at League island, and
the government owns several others
that are now loaned to the naval mili
tia organizations of some cf the states.
Havana, March 4 It is believed that
the body recovered from the Maine
wreck last Friday and burled here was
that of Quartermaster Robert Burk
hardt, a German. It was identified
from a description by a piece of cloth
and a paper bearing his name. It is
possible, but not certain, that another
body buried last week was that of
Charles A. Scott of Orange, N. J car
The Company Kesponslblo.
Washington, March 4. In response
to a resolution recently passed con
cerning the reasons why the navy de
partment had shipped certain machine
ry from the Nlles tool works at Hamil
ton, 0., to the Mare island navy yard,
via the Canadian Pacific railroad, tlfe
secretary of the navy sent to the senate
'communication stating that the de
partment had nothing to do with the
Gomez Will Help America.
Havana, March 4. General Maximo
Gomez has sent a messenger to the
United States government with full
data of the Insurgent army, and offer
ing to co-operate with the American
fleet in case of war with Spain. He
also offers to relinquish his command
to any American general who may be
sent from Washington.
letter of Sympathy.
Havana, March 4. General Jacinto
Hernandez of the Insurgent army has
sent a letter to Captain Sigsbeo ex
pressing sympathy for the loss of the
Maine and a hope that "the foul work
planned and executed by the hypocrit
ical Spaniards" shall not remain un
punished. Spain nH Mo Show.
London, March 4. English ship
builders express the opinion that the
Spanish nevy could not hold out one
month a'-'-inst the American fleet. They
consider1 the United States ship Colum
bia the greatest war vessel in the
Colored Troops Oder Their Service.
Columbia, S. C, March 4. One thou
land colored militiamen of South Car
olina tendered their services to Gov
ernor Ellerbee in case of war. The
offer was made through Colonel Rob
ertson, colored, of Charleston.
Shells and Other Projectile.
New York, March 4. 4v"ork of ship
ping shells and other projectiles from
the New York arsenal Is being pushed.
All fortifications are well supplied and
the warships are being looked after.
On Double Turn.
Reading, Pa., March 4. Beginning
next Monday the Carpenter steel works
will go on double turn, working on
projectiles for the government and em
ploying 350 Instead of 225 hands.
Check From President Dole.
Washington, March 4. A check for
$500 has been received from President
Dole of Hawaii for survivors of the
Fixed Ammunition Recovered.
Havana, March 4. The American
divers got some fixed ammunition out
of the forward part of the Maine wreck.
KlUS AND BONKS
Almost Come Through the Skin of the
New York, March 4. W. W. Howard
of this city returned from Cuba on the
steamship Vigilanca. "I was In Arme
nia with Clara Barton," said Mr. How
ard, "but nowhere in Armenia did I see
such suffering and famine as I have
witnessed in Cuba among the paciflcos
"Men, women and children are bo
emaciated from privation that their
ribs and bones almost come through
their shriveled skins. If ever people
needed relief it is those wretched re
concentrados. "The insurgents are well dressed,
well armed, well horsed and well
groomed indeed, they are sleek and
live easy lives.
"Cuba has been laid waste. Outside
the towns one rarely sees a building,
for the reason that all buildings in the
country have been razed or burned.
Gras3 and weeds grow where once the
highest cultivation existed."
Not to Be Disarmed.
Havana, March 4. General Parado
has assured the colonels of the volun
teer battalions that the government
had no intention of disarming them. A
report to the effect that it was intend
ed to disarm the volunteers caused
considerable excitement among the lat
ter and disturbances were apprehended.
Supplies For Cubans.
New York, March 4. The steamship
Bergen of the Munson line, sailing for
southern ports, carried the relief sup
plies to be distributed among the suf
fering Cubans at Matanzas and Sagua
Oillclal Trial of the Gwyn.
Bristol, R. I., March 4. The official
test of the new torpedo boat Gwyn was
held over the course between Sandy
point and Gould's islands Captain
Frederick Rogers of the trial board said
the exact time made by the boat had
not been figured out, but that It would
be about 20 knots, the speed required
by the contract, Captain Rogers re
ported that everything worked smooth
ly throughout the trial.
Members of Coal Trust Indicted.
San Francisco, March 4. The federal
grand jury returned a true bill In the
district court against the eight whole
sale and 500 retail coal dealers who
were members of tho "coal combine"
recently dissolved by Judge Morrow.
They were charged with a violation of
the trust act, which violation is made
by statute a criminal offense.
Now Jersey Not In It.
Trenton, March 4, Tho joint com
mittee on apprdprlatlons of tho New
Jersey legislature decided not to allow
an appropriation for the erection of a
New Jersey building at tho Omaha ex
position. Tenth Commencement.
Carlisle, Pa., March 4. Tho tenth
commencement of the Carlisle Indian
Industrial school was held, when fully
3,000 persons witnessed the presenta
tion of diplomas. There were 24 graduates.
JUST A BIT SARCASTIC
Is Attorney General Ketcham
SORE OVER HIS FAILURE
To Convict Hezeklah Hughes on the
Charge of Lynching the Five Out
laws at Versailles Last
Indianapolis, March 4. Attorney
General Ketcham returned from Ripley
county, where he failed in an attempt
to have Hez Hughes held by the grand
jury as one of the. mob that lynched the
five members of the Levi gang at Ver
sailles last September.
Ketcham was greatly disappointed at
the outcome, and made a sarcastic re
port to Governor Mount, In which ho
says that, from all the evidence offer
ed, he believes that Levi broke out of
the jail on the night in question while
everybody In Ripley county was asleep,
stole a revolver, broke back Into jail,
shot himself dead, then killed his four
companions, broke back Into jail,
dragged out the four corpses, strung
them up to the trees where they were
found, and then hanged himself, al
though he was already dead.
He closes by saying that the people
in Ripley county are above any suspi
cion, and offering to prove to the gov
ernor that his theory of the affair is
I A Marriage Denied.
New Albany, Ind., March 4. Mabel
Hall filed a suit for divorce from
Wayne Hall. It is said she Is the young
woman who created a sensation In Cin
cinnati last summer by claiming to be
the wife of Lieutenant Wilburn of the
regular army at Fort Thomas. She is
a daughter of Colonel Morrison of this
city. Hall recently married Miss Flos
sio Rodgers, and denies the alleged
marriage with Miss Morrison. She re
cently made an unsuccessful attempt
to secure his arrest on a charge of big
amy. Charge to Grand Jury.
Wabash, Ind., March 4. The Stand
Spear of the United States circuit
court, in charging the grand jury at
the opening of the term, denounced as
disgraceful the recent court scenes in
France, "when Zola was berated and
Insulted by a mob in the presence of
the jury which was trying him." Judge
Spear said such a thing would be im
possible in the courts of the United
Washington, March 4. Indiana post
masters were appointed as follows:
Boxley, Hamilton county, Mrs. Etta
Wright, vice Mrs. M. E. Mitchell, re
moved; Lewisvllle, Henry county, Lu
ther F. Symons, vice Charles C. Brown,
removed; Midway, Spencer county,
Henry L. Meyers, vice Simmons W.
Botli Legs Broken.
English, Ind., March 4. Elijah Rob
erson, 55, had both legs broken by a
saw-log rolling off a wagon and striking
him. Mr. Roberson was one of the
best-known sawmill men in southern
Indiana, and a substantial citizen of
With Six Fingers.
Patriot, Ind., March 4. A babe was
born recently to the wife of Theo.
Campbell of Markland with six well
developed fingers on the left hand.
Vigilance Committee nt Work.
Paducah, Ky March 4. Forty or 50
burglaries in this county have aroused
the people. A stringent idlers ordi
nance and a curfew law have been
adopted by the city council and put in
force. A strong vigilance committeo
also went to work, and eight negroes
and three white men were caught and
all whipped, two severely, and forced
to leave on trains. One negro, in his
haste to depart, fell from a moving
train and was injured. He was thrown
on and carried away.
Advance Will Be Granted.
Louisville, March 4. General Man
ager Metcalfe of tho Louisville and
Nashville rallroau met a committee ap
pointed by the conductors, engineers
and firemen of that system, who asked
for a restoration of the 10 per cent cut
in their wages "made in 1893. General
Manager Metcalfe told the members o'
the committee that their request would
be complied with In the course of a
few months at most.
Richmond, Ky., March 4. The Cen
tury club, one of the best known liter
ary organizations in central Kentucky,
Is preparing to celebrate Richmond's
centennial on July 4.
Sent to a Conference Committee.
Washington, March, 4. The Benate
nonconcurred and a conference com
mittee on the bankruptcy bill was appointed.
- WANT MORE MONEY.
Stevedores nt Muskegon, Mich., Are on
a 6tt Ike.
Muskegon, Mich., March 4. One hun
dred stevedores employed on the Grand
Rapids and Indiana steamer Osceola
have struck. They have been receiving
15 cents per hour, and demanded 20
cents. When a new force of rn was
put to work a brief riot occurred, in
which one of the latter was severely
Injured. The new employes are now
working under police protection.
Commutation of Sentence Asked.
City of Mexico, March 4. The latest
Item of Interest in the Arroyo murder
case appeal is the application of the
Vlllavlcientio attorneys for commuta
tion of death sentence for a 20-year
Imprisonment. This seems to indicate
very little confidence, so far as this
prisoner is concerned, in the appeal
for a new trial, as 20 years is the max
imum term of imprisonment in Mexico
and is only imposed In lieu of capital
To Curb Canadian Pacific.
Los Angeles, March 4. The board
of directors of the chamber of com
merce has adopted a resolution re
questing senators and representatives
in congress to aid in enacting such
legislation as will deprive the Cana
adian Pacific railway and all other for
eign railways of any privileges that
can give them an undue advantage
over the railroads of the United States.
London Council Kluutlons.
London, Maich 4. The London
county council elections are proceed
ing quietly. The voting is brisk and
all kinds of equipages have been requi
sitioned, from the coach to the donkey
cart. A turn of the tide against John
Burns, the labor leader, Is reported to
have occurred in the Battersea district,
and even the Liberal Westminster Ga
zette says his re-election Is doubtful.
Will Suppress Hernandez.
Caracas, Venezuela, March 4. Senor
Hernandez, the defeated candidate for
the presidency, has Issued a pronun
clamento In Qulepa Nar Valencia, de
clarinc he has taken the field against
the Andrade government. He Is sup
ported by a few partisans. President
Andrade has taken steps to subdue
Rushvllle, Ind., March i. Miss May
Bennett of this city swallowed an over
dose of laudanum, intending to commit
suicide because her betrothed, Charles
Sly, to whom she would have been
shortly united, has left to join the reg
ular army. Sly was a bartender. He
came here 10 years ago from Woos
Stork Grower Murdered.
Vernal, Utah, March 4. News has
been received from Browns Park of the
Killing of V. S. Hoy, a well known
stockgrower, by outlaws. Ono of the
gang named Bennett was captured and
the others are surrounded in the moun
tains with little prospect of escape. A
Cincinnati, March 4. Word has been
received here that R. Carroll of this
city, formerly with the Pennsylvania
lines and later general manager of the
Queen and Crescent railroad, has been
elected second vice president and gen
eral manager of the Mobile and Ohio
Au Injunction Dismissed.
Kansas City, March 4. Robert Gill
ham, general manager of the Kansas
City, Pittsburg and Gulf railway, re
ceived word from Galveston that the
federal court in that city had dismissed
the injunction proceedings brought to
prevent the building of the Port Arthur
Tho Cuban Wins.
Managua, Nicaragua, March 4. The
vigorous effort of Senor Leal a, Spanish
consul general at Managua, to induce
the diet of tho Greater Republic to ex
pel from Nicaragua Senor Pedro Sal
cedo, the Cuban, has failed.
Colonel Plcijuart Challenged.
Paris, March 4. Colonel Henry, one
of the witnesses called In the recent
trial of M. Zola to contradict minor
points of testimony given by Colonel
PIcquart, has challenged the latter to
Attempt to Wreck a Train.
Atlanta, March 4. An attempt was
made to wreck the southbound passen
ger traaln of the Atlanta, Knoxville
and Northern railroad near Canton,
Ga. A spike was fastened between the
Church Ordered Torn Down.
Columbus, O., March 4. State Build
ing Inspector J. W. Knaub has ordered
Zlon Baptist church, at Xenla, aban
doned as extremely dangerous. Ho rec
ommended that It be torn dowfl.
Testimony All In,
WUkesbarre, Pa., March 4. The tes
timony for the defense in the Sheriff
Martin trial Is closed. The defense
will ask tho Judge to instruct the jury
THE SENATE SESSION
Was Spent In Considering the
SENATOR VEST RIDICULED IT
la the House the Loud Bill Was Laid on
the Table by a Lurge Majority
Mud Its Chances of Passago
Are Very Slim.
Washington, March 4. During the
entire session the senate had under
consideration the Alaskan homestead
and railway right-of-way bill.
One of the features of the discussion
was a speech delivered by Mr. Vest of
Missouri, in which he ridiculed the idea
of homesteading any part of Alaska or
constructing railroads in that district.
His motion to eliminate the home
stead feature of the bill by striking out
the first section was defeated.
In tho House.
Washington, March 4. The Loud
bill, to correct alleged abuses of the
second-class mail matter privilege,
which last year passed the house by a
majority of 144 to 104, was burled un
der an overwhelming majority by the
The vote was not tnken directly up
on the bill, but on a motion to lay it
on the table. By a vote of 1C2 to 119
the motion was carried.
Forty-seven Republicans joined with
the Democrats and Populists in accom
plishing this result, and 10 Democrats
voted with the majority of the Repub
licans. The refusal of Mr. Loud to permit a
vote on an amendment at the last min
ute was responsible in a measure for
Department of Commerce and Industries,
Washington, March 4. The senate
committee on commerce listened to ar
guments on behalf of the National
Business league and the national board
of trade in the interest of the estab
lishment of a new department of the
government to be called the depart
ment of commerce and industries, and
to be presided over by a cabinet officer.
Sent to the Senate.
Washington, March 4. The secreta
ry of the interior sent to the senate
the treaty recently negotiated with the
Indians on the Fort Hall reservation
in Idaho. The cession embraces 418,
5G0 acres, 45,000 of which is suscepti
ble of cultivation, and includes the site
of the town of Pocatello, which had
been previously sold by the Indians.
Alger Is Not Worried.
Washington, March 4. Russell A.
Alger, secretary of war, when asked
if he had not run a great risk in con
tracting for $1,000,000 worth of project
iles in advance of an appropriation by
congiess, said: "If American congress
men will not appropriate money for
such a purpose in this emergency, I will
myself pay the obligation."
Belief For the Widow.
Washington, March 4. Senator Ma
son introduced a resolution for the re
lief of the widow of the colored post
master recently killed by a mob at
Lake City, S. C. It Is the same as that
Introduced In the house of representa
tives by Mr. White of North Carolina,
except that the amount is made $10,000.
Point Lookout to Bo Purchased.
Washington, March 4. Tho senate
committee on military affairs passed
favorably upon an amendment to the
sundry civil appropriation bill provid
ing an appropriation of $35,000 for the
purchase of Point Lookout with the
view to Incorpoiatlng It In the Chlcka
mauga and Chattanooga National park.
An Investigation Ordered.
Washington, March 4. Postmaster
General Gary has directed that an in
spector be sent to Ada, Ga., to Investi
gate the circumstances Incident to the
assassination of Mr. Freeman, who was
appointed postmaster, but was killed
before ho entered on the duties of his
Inquiries Being Made.
Washington, March 4. Japan, Ger
many and Sweden have Inquired as to
the number of their subjects lost on
the Maine. Nearly every nationality
was represented In the crew.
Washington, March 4. Tho state
ment of the condition of tho treasury
shows: Available cash balance, $225,
552,795; gold reserve, $167,947,557.
Dropped Dead While Speaking.
Springfield, O., March 4. G. W. East
wood, 7G, dropped dead while address
ing a meeting of tho Knights of the
Golden Eagle from heart disease.
Kpldemlo of "Black Blister".
Bombay, March 4. An epidemic of
"black blister" has broken out in tho
state of Hyderabad. Fifty deaths are