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THE EVENING BULLETIN.
MAYSVILLE, KY., SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 1898.
AN AIR OF SUSPENSE
Is Very. Noticeable In the Navy
READY FOR ANY EMERGENCY
Eipect the Court of Inquiry's Keport
at Any Time,
hlTJOH WILL DEPEND UPON IT.
In View of tho Tuct Tliut Outside Tar
ties Are Determined to Got th
Report In Athance Little In
formation Is Iiiipuited
Washington, March 19. An air of
iuspense was noticeable In the navy
department, due to the approach of the
time for the delivery of the report of
the court of Inquiry.
It is not known just when tho docu
ment will come to Washington, and in
view of the reports of the determina
tion of outside parties to obtain pos
session of it before the department re
ceives the report the officials, If they
know, will not say how the papers are
to be brought to Washington.
All that is known definitely is that
the president has suggested that the
report be made as son as possible, and
in consequence it is expected to reach
this city in the course of two or three
The cabinet talked over tho matter,
and the time stated was the general
opinion of the members when they had
heard all that Secretary Long had to
report on the subject.
There is an impreslon that Lieuten
ant Commander Maris will bring the
document, though it is within Admiral
Sicard's power to choose any other offi
cer. A cabinet officer expressed the belief
that tho report will require careful con
sideration on the part of the president
and his cabinet before being given to
the public, which would seem to post
pone publication to some time about
the middle of next week, although
nothing ia certain on that point.
Will Divide the Crew.
The San Francisco reported her ar
rival from Lisbon at Gravesend. The
commander will divide his crew with
the Amazonas and sail at the earliest
possible moment for the United States,
convoying the new ship.
Beyond the Amazonas, her sister
ship, Abreuall, and the Mayflower, no
purchases of ships have been made by
the navy department
A number of fleet steam yachts own
ed in the United States are being of
fered to the department, and it is prob
able that some of these will be pur
chased. Secretary Long takes the view that
foiling to secure the torpedo-boat de
stroyers he wants, the best plan is for
him to equip some of these speedy
boats with torpedo tubes and light bat
teries and improvise torpedo boats.
The navy department Is convinced
that the Spanish government has not
acquired possession of the Varese, the
Italian armored cruiser. It would not,
however, be a matter of deep concern
If the report were true.
The department itself had the vessel
In mind as a poslble acquisition, but
abandoned thq idea upon learning that
she could not be made ready for serv
ice In less than three or four months,
which practically put her out of con
sideration as an emergency purchase.
The .Newport at Grey ton n.
The gunboat Newport reported her
arrival by cable to tho navy depart
ment from Greytown. She will bring
back to the United States the Nlcara
guan canal commission, and then will
be attached at once to the North At
Some idea of the activity prevailing
in naval circles is given by the state
ment that the payroll of the construc
tion department, only one of the sev
eral departments, In the Mare island
navy yard for March was $80,000. This
great expenditure per month, It Is said,
was not equaled during the late war.
It ia said to be the purpose of the
president and his advisers to keep a
separate and distinct account of all
funds expended from the $50,000,000
emergency appropriation made by con
gress for tho national defense.
In accordance with this intention a
Boparate form of requisition has been
prepared, and all amounts allotted from
the fund are made upon the direct or
der signed by tho president himself.
"Tho president wants to report to
congress just how every cent of this
money is spent," said a member of the
cabinet, "and for this reason Is adopt
ing tho course outlined above." The
amount paid for tho Mayflower was
, Recruiting is going on apaco at all
etatlonB for tho army and 4ie navy.
The Michigan, at Erie, Pa,, has enlisted
55 men so far, and good reports come
from all quarters.
Still Lack Some Men.
The Columbia and the Minneapolis
nre still 210 men each short of their
proper force. This is accounted for by
the fact that firemen, machinists and
coal passers are wanted.
An officer at the depaitment said
that 5,000 landsmen could be se
cured in a day if they were desired.
The Marblehead is at Tampa. The
little Bancroft, on her way across the
ocean, reported by cable her arrival at
Horta, Fayal. She appears to be mak--
Ing about as good timo as her larger
consort, the Helena,
The Samoe& arrived at Key West, as
did the Montgomery, while the Detroit
nailed from that port for Tortugas. The
Machlas has arrived at Boston, where
Bhe will have slight repairs made.
The ordnance bureau of the war de
partment awarded contracts for a large
number of steel armor-piercing and
deck-piercing projectiles for the coast
Instead of giving the contract to one
concern, the bureau divided tho con
tract, so that supplies will be coming
from several quarters at the same time.
Will Tush the mil.
Washington, March 19. Senator
Hawley of Connecticut said that it was
the intention to get through congress
as speedily as possible the three bat
talion military bill, which was intro
duced at the suggestion of the depart
ment in both houses, for strengthening
tho military arm of the service and
providing for its increase to 104,000
men if necessary.
Governor l.oedj's Opinion.
Topeka, arch 19. Governor John W.
Leedy, in en interview here, declared
that In his opinion the administration
at Washington is taking advantage of
tho present troubles to increase the
army, not for the purpose of fighting
Spain, but to have a standing army to
keep down strikes and internal trou
bles at home.
Mny Come In I'lee.
Washington, March 19. The house
committee on ways and means favora
bly reported with amendments to tho
DIngley bill "for the temporary admis
sion, free of duty, of naval supplies
purchased abroad. The bill is amend
ed so as to include military as well as
Two Torpedo Boats.
West Superior, Wis., March 19. The
American Steel Barge company recent
ly prepared plans for two torpedo boats
and a steel monitor, which were shown
to the Washington officials by Captain
Alexander McDougall, who Is return
ing with contracts for the two torpedo
Plans of the TJoard Changed.
New York, March 19. The plans of
tho auxiliary cruiser board have been
somewhat changed b'y orders received
from Washington. One of the orders
is a direction to inspect all obtainable
vessels in the harbor for first-class
Butchery to Begin Anew.
Havana, March 10. The central and
western provinces having been pacified,
General Blanco is about starting ex
tensive operations, with 80 battalions
and large volunteer forces, to destroy
tho Insurgent power In eastern Cuba.
Will Not Be Pushed.
Washington, March 19. By request
of Secretary Long, the issue as to tho
enactment into law of the naval per
sonnel bill will not be precipitated un
til the naval appropriation bill is pass
ed by the house.
Seventy Thousand Men.
Washington, March 19. Seventy
thousand men Is the number of Span
ish soldiers who have been killed,
wounded and otherwise Incapacitated
for duty during the present war In
Bit; Guns Shipped.
Bethlehem, Pa., March 19. Tho
Bethlehem Iron company shipped
three 5-inch guns, Jackets and hoops
to the Washington navy yard.
The Vurese Not Sold.
Romo, March 19. An official denial
Is given to the report that the armored
cruiser Varese has, been sold.
McKlulcy Planted nn Oak.
Washington, March 19. President
McKlnley planted an oak tree in tho
Whltehouse grounds, re-establishing a
custom begun a good many years ago,
but broken by President Cleveland.
The tree planted Is a small scarlet
leaf, or red oak. The president shov
eled tho dirt In the hole after placing
the sapling. There was no ceremony,
although tho incident was witnessed
by a number of people.
Serious Charges Made.
Loveland, O., March 19. Ell M.
Osborn, ex-convict, arrested here,
charged with drowning his wife and
daughter, is also held on a warrant,
charging attempted ruin of another
daughter at Matnevllle.
A HUNDRED MILLIONS
Is the Limit the Cubans Would
Pay For Liberty.
NOT ANXIOUS TO PAY THAT.
At the Heeinnin? They Would Have
Given Much More.
THINK THEY NEED NOT PURCHASE
If Spanish Troops Should Bo Withdrawn
The Flag or tho Dons Would Soon
Be Hauled Down and tho
Cuban Flag Hoisted
Iu Its l'luce.
New York, March 19. That the Cu
bans are willing to end the strife In
their Island Is without question, Wit
while they are willing to pay Spain an
Indemnity, the leaders here are posi
tive in their assertion that they are not
weakening in the slightest degree and
are willing to continue the fight.
The question of tho amount of indem
nity which might be paid in case such
an agreemeut were feasible was talked
of earnestly by the officials of the Cu
Just what amount might have been
paid three years ago, and that wh'ch
might seem reasonable now from the
Cubans' point of view, may be gather
ed from the following reply to such ,i
question which T. Estrada Palma
At the beginning the war debt was
$250,000,000, but Cuba could not stand
it and this was one of the reasons that
the revolt was precipitated.
In the beginning of 189G, after tho
Invasion of the western provinces by
the Cubans, the latter might have been
willing to pay $200,000,000.
At the beginning of the dry season
of 189G-7 they would have paid $150.
000,000, but now they would not give
more, if as much, than $100,000,000
If the wet season should set in this
year before such an agreement could
bo arranged, we would not think of
The reasons for the decrease In the
amounts are the Increased chances of
our success, not to speak of the de
struction 'and desolation of the island
that impair its productive capacity.
It was rumored that a message had
been received In this city from Wash
ington to the effect that the cabinet
was favorably disposed to a proposi
tion from Spain providing for the with
drawal of the Spanish troops from Cu
ba, leaving the Spanish flag floating
there, In case tho United States fleet
should be recalled from Key West.
When Mr. Palma's attention was call
ed to this rumor, which purported to
have its origin In an official quarter In
Washington, ho replied:
Well, that would satisfy the Cu
bans, and I assure you we would see
to It that tho Spanish flag would bo
very quickly supplanted by our own.
"Cuba llbre" Is our motto, and we
will never agree even ad interim to
the acceptance of anything short of
TweHo Tons of Supplies.
Cincinnati, March 19. Twelve tons
of supplies for the reconcentrados In
Cuba were started south by rail from
Cincinnati. They consist of food,
clothing and medicines, and are the re
sult of voluntary contributions from
Bonanza up to-night and Stanley down
Rising here and there is another riso
reported at headwaters.
At tho Cincinnati Marine Ways inoro
tban 159 men are at work.
Tho Queen City arrived on time last
evening, and is to-night's packet for Pitts
burg. Portsmouth citizens are kicking be
cause tho Wells and Dnffey wake them
up every morning nt 3 o'clock by their
There will bo n fox drive Fiiday, March
25th, centering at Elmer Bradford's farm
two miles north of Aberdeen on the Rip
ley and Aberdeen pike. Evoryono is cor
dially invited to take part in tho drive.
Mr. L. W. Gauiraith is thought to be
slowly improving, and ia now able to sit
Bents the Klondike
Mr. A. O. Thomas, of Marysville, Tex.,
has found n more valuable discovery than
has yet been made in tho Klondike. For
years ho suffered untold agony from con
sumption, accompanied by hemorrhages ;
and was absolutely cured by Dr. King's
New Discovery for, consumption, coughs
and colds. n He declares that gold is of
little valuo in comparison with this mar
velous cure ; would have it, oven if it cost
a hundred dollars a bottle. Asthma,
bronchitis and all throat and lung affec
tions are positively cured by Dr. King's
Now Discovery for consumption. Trial
bottles free at J. James Wood'? drug
store. Regular size 60 conts and SI.
Guaranteed to euro or price refunded.
A Narrow Escape.
Thankful words written by Mrs. Ada
E. Hart, of Groton, S. D. "Was taken
with a bad cold which settled on my
lungs ; cough'set in and finally termina
ted in consumption. Four doctors gave
mo up, eaying I could live but a short
time. I gave myself up to my Savior,
determined if I could not stay with my
friends on earth, I would meet my absent
ones above. My husband was advised to
get Dr. King's Now Discovery for con
sumption, coughs and colds. I gave it a
trial, took in all eight bottles. It has
cured me, and thank God I am saved
and now a well and healthy woman."
Trial bottlesSfree at J. Jas. Wood's drug
store. Regular size 60c. and $1. Guar
anteed or price refunded.
Killing Hills Passed by the Legislature.
Nine Vetoes Thursday.
Frankfort, Ky., March 17. Tho Gov
ernor is still swinging his veto ax with
terrifying effectiveness, and nine moio
bills were killed by him to-day, while he
approved only two. Tho following is a
list of the bills vetoed and tho reasons
for so doing:
House bill 434, to provide for county po
lice in Campbell County; it is unconsti
tutional in that it undertakes to deprive
the Executive Department of cities above
the fifth class of the right to appoint Po
House bill 03, to continue the State
Dentel Association and regulating the
price of dentistry in this State; because
it confers too great powers on a private
House bill Xo. 2, to amend the act for
the protection of purchasers, lessees and
incumbrances of real estate, vetoed be
cause it is sought to make the law appli
cable to Louisville only.
House bill 12G, nn act to allow towns
where no registration of voters is required
to hold separate elections; contrary to
Sections 142 and 1S7 of the Constitution.
House bill 140, to amend Section 1, Art
icle 2, Chapter 3, General Statutes, re
lating to drifts, logs and timber, vetoed
because it would require the log ownor
to pay tribute to drift catchers.
House bill 350, to amend charter of city
of Louisville, known as the "Dunlnp bill,"
vetoed because, among other objection
able features, it deprives a debtor to the
city of the right to invoke the protection
of tho courts.
House bill 2S4, to change the time
when taxes are due from January 1 to
March 1, vetoed because it would work a
loss and hardship in paying school teach
ers and creditors of tho State.
Senate bill 170, to allow Kentucky in
surance companies to invest in bonds
and other securities outside of Kentucky,
vetoed because it deprives tho creditors
of tho companies of tho safeguards pro
vided by law.
House bill 97, granting ex-Sheriffs two
years further time to collect delinquent
taxes, vetoed because it is local legisla
tion in that it does not apply to all Sher
iff. Ho approved tho bill changing tho
time of electing School Trustees -from
June to October, also tho bill to author
ize real estate title insurance companies
to organize with a capital stock of $25,
000 in counties of less than 25,000 popu
lation. . .
Miss Emma Gordon, a christian lady of
Germnntown, was taken ill Friday morn
ing and died nt 9 o'clock in tho evening.
Burial will take place to-morrow (Sun
day) afternoon at 2 o'clock at tho Ger
Jesse F. Lytleton has been appointed
postmaster at Hilltop, Fleming county.
TnE rainfall amounted to .19 of an inch,
making tho total for tho month to date
about two inches.
Masses at St. Patiick's Church Sunday
at 7:30, 9 and 10.30 a. in. Sunday school,
Way of tho Cross and benediction at tho
Berlin, March 19. In all some 30 So
cialist and Radical meetings were held
here for the purpose of commemorat
ing tho revolution af 1848. Herr Lleb
knecht, tho Socialist leader, who has
just finished a term in jail, issued a
Now York, March 19. AHyn Cox,
one of the best known railroad men In
the United States and' long Identified
with tho Vanderbllt interests, died sud
denly at his office In this city. Mr. Cox
was secretary and treasurer of tho New
York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad
company, better known as the Nickel
Plate; treasurer and assistant secreta
ry of the Canada Southern, and secre
tary of the Beech. Creek railroad.
THE "RAZORBACK" HOG
Become Very Fat and Com
mands Large Prices.
ALL HE NEEDS IS GOOD P00D.
Many Indtunlans Are Now Impottlng
Tills Species of Swine L'roin Ar
kansas anil It Is Uccoiiilnj;
(Julio au ludtistiy.
Frankfort, Ind., March 18. A new
industry Is rapidly growing Into large
proportions In this and adjoining coun
ties. It Is the Importation of the com
mon Arkansas "razorback" hog foi
feeding purposes. John Fulkerson ot
this county, while In Arkansas, secured
two razorbacks and shipped them
home. They multiplied so rapidly that
In a short time he had quite a herd,
which he began feeding. The result
was surprising, as the hogs developed
Into enormous size after feeding, and
brought big prices in the markets.
Since then farmers in this vicinity have
been shipping them In by tho carloads
for feeding purposes.
Will Walt n Time Ucloro Uoldtiig Tilth
Indianapolis, March 18. The date oi
the Republican convention is uncertain.
Chairman Henley of the Republican
state central committee stated that no
meeting of the committee would be
held until early in April, at which
time, If the war scare had died down,
the call for a state convention would
All of the Republican congressional
candidates will be nominated during
April and May. The dates so far
agreed upon Include the following:
Fifth district, Maitinsville, April G;
Sixth, Brookville, April 19; Seventh,
Indianapolis, April 30; Eighth, Deca
tur, May 21; Ninth, Crawfordsville,
April 24; Eleventh, Logansport, May
10; Twelfth, Fort Wayne, May 19.
1)1; nrco Refused.
Indlanapoiis, March 18. Several
months ago Theophllus R. MUlison, a
local evangelist and charitable worker,
met a woman whose husband was in
the workhouse, and so much did she
attract him that he paid her husband
?500, as it is alleged, to release her,
and after he and this woman secure.1
divorces from their respective mates,
the two were married. Now ho Is a
plaintiff for divorce, having found his
second union decidedly repulsive, but
the court hld that Inasmuch as he had
gone to such pains to secure tho wo
man he must abide the consequences.
Ruptfst Cli.iutamiua Purchased.
Wabash, Ind., March 18. L. T. Hard
ing, a prominent member of the Bap
tist church of Indiana, has bought, a.
sheriff's sale, the Pike Lake assembly
grounds in Paporte county, for $7,653,
the amount of the judgment obtained
against the association by a ci editor.
The plan to make the resort a success
ful western Chautauqua, failed for luck
of funds, but it is understood the
church will again try to put It on its
Missing Unosler Fanner Looted.
Crawfordsville, Ind., March 19. The
relatives of Michael Lanahan of Craw
fordsville have received Information
that he was on the JViaine as a sailor
and perished. A letter from Captain
Slgsbee's private secretary Is to this
effect. Lanahan was at one time a
prosperous young farmer here, but,
having business reverses, disappeared
three years ago. Ills wife did not hear
of him again. He was enrolled for the
navy two years ago at Louisville.
Verdict of Not Guilty.
Vernon, Ind., March 19. Tho Jury
in tho sensational trial of John S.
Morris, cashier of tho First National
bank here, who was tried under an in
dictment of bribery, for alleged pay
ing of a price to one Charles S. Batty,
county commissioner, to use his In
fluence and vote to award him a loan
of $55,000, returned, after IS hours
deliberation, a verdict of not guilty.
Toll Tike rurchusod.
Brookville, Ind., March 19. Tho
board of commissioners of Franklin
county purchased the Harrison and
Brookville turnpike and tho Johnson
Fork turnpike, 20 miles In all. This
frees all the toll roads In tho county,
and brings the total mileage built and
purchased In the post nine years up to
Shot Hl Brother.
Flndlay, 0 March 19. Harry Mc
Coy, 25, shot his brother John, 29, in
tho abdomen. The men wero drunk
and tho trouble was about a sham
rock. Treasury Statement.
Washington, March 19. Tho state
ment of tho condition of the treasury
shows: Available cash balance, $224,
461,199; gold reserve, 1170,81,6,170.
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