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DESTRUCTION OF THE BATTLESHIP MAINE. Subject Discussed by the Cabinet. No Change Will be Made in Present Policy Until the Court of Inquiry Has Made Its Report. Navy Department Not Stirred by Sen sational Newspaper Reports. Senor Debosie, Spanish Charge d'Affaires at Washington, Denies That a Sub marine Mine Exists Inside Havana Harbor. WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.—1n spite Of the stress that came from unofficial j sources in Havana as to sensational de- , velopments in connection with the work on the Maine's hull, the Administration j remains firm in its statement that there is no credible evidence one way or Ike other as to the cause of the disas* it, and holds to its purpose to await the conclusion of the investigation oow making by the court of inquiry. This position was emphasied at to-day s Cabin, t meeting. People who looked for some startling announcement were dis appointed, as the members, without re*> ervation, frankly admitted that th subject o: the loss of the Maine had! been discussed, but said the Govern- Spent hal received no information from Havana since yesterday, and had no intention of changing its policy antH 'there was something of substance to warrant it. The Spanish Legation was equally in the dark as to any such dis coveries reported, as was shown by a m?ssage from Captain-General Blanco, Secretary Long has been under a heavy end almost constant strain ever and now that matters are. at least for the present, being in a quieter state, he has withdrawn from the Navy Depart ment ar.tl gunt- away for a few day-** rest, leaving Assistant Secretary Boos - velt to manage the department. Lite treatment of the Maine affair, so that there is not likely to be any change in that respect caused by the temporary assumption of the duties of Secretary by Mr. lb osevelt. Just before the department closed he Montgomery from Tampa for Key been gt-.en no orders, so that the date of her departure for Havana, if she is wen: to Tampa instead of Key West on der to facilitate the speedy return to his duties in Washington of Capiain ("iowinshield. the Chief of the Naviga tion Bureau, who saved a full day b) the moviment. The Cartine. the second of the Fnited States v\arshi|>s on the South Atlantic Station, arrived to-day at Barbadoes, be that the Castine may go to Mar tinique tc be docked, as he is in need of cleaning after her trip. Since so much depends upon the re port Df the court of inquiry, i; may Of the members on this point. He rather expect?d the court, which has i ova] power to work on its own lines, would wind up its work at Havana before leaving, so as to avoid tho necessity for a return trip. One m< mber of the Cabinet had a th*- court about the middle of next Week. There is reason to believe that >n the meantime, and to prepare for the re : - tion of a report that would show the disast r to be other than the result of an accident, setae of the officials of the Administration have l>een looking up the subject of indemnities, so as to lay the foundation of a case, in the - v it It should be decided to resort to ihat method of settlement. dents which will aid the authorities In shaping th-ir action in this direction when the facts are fully established. While w ne of the cases show the fear ful toss of life sustained by the Ma ue THE RECORD-UNION. explosion, yet they include many in stances in which the United States bus adopt-d energetic measures to redress the killing of American citizens In for eign countries. In a general way. th methods of redress have included dc ; mands for indemnity, proclamations ex cluding the warships of the- offending nation from our harbors, display cf force, non-intercouse, withdrawal of our Minister, reprisal and blockade. Some of these steps border very closely on w ir. a'though they are regarded as the movements just preliminary to ac tual hostilities, and as amounting to a threat that force will follow if repara tion is not made. The case of the Water Witch is con sidered to be the most analogous to that of the Maine, should it be estab lished that the Maine disaster was not the result of an accident. The Water Witch was a United States ship en gaged in 1855 lii surveying the en trance to one of the rivers of Paraguay. Without warning, and by orders of President Lopez of Paraguay, a force of troops opened fire on the Water Witch, killing the man at the helm and wounding others. Intense feeling was aroused in the United States when the facts became known. The Presi dent reported the facts to Congress, and in his message staked authority to make a demonstration of force which would insure suitable redress. In re sponse to this Congress authorized him "to use such force as is necessary" to secure ample reparation. Accordingly, an armed fleet was hastily assembled on a scale which was regarded as re markable for those days. The expe- I dition includvd nineteen armed ships, s twenty-five heav guns and 2,500 sail | ors and marines. ace mparving this I formidable outfit • n pleni I pctentiaries prepared to make the de : mands of the Government, and tjn n [enforce them by calling < .- the armed j ships. The expedition ma !» a formid able showing in th. S ut . American waters, and Piesident T •;• Govern j ment was awed into complete su ec • tion by its presence. The American 1 commissioners and naval officers were I received at Ascension with much hon | or. and every reparation within the ; power of the republic was given. This j included abject apology, a sweeping ' disavowal, and SIU.OOO for the suffer i cis from the outrage. As the repub .:• was willing to grant full reparation, ' the naval expedition did not exert the > force it was prepared to use in case a j refusal had been offered. When the facts of the expedition were | reported to the American Congress, the President stated that the dispatch of this formidable naval fleet had had a I salutary influence throughout the j world, and had convinced foreign na- I lions that the United States would pro- I tect the lives of its citizens with all ! the force at its command, i The case of the firing on the United i States ship Chesapeake by the British ! ship Leopard is another case affording ■ precedent as to the Government's mode jof action. The Chesapeake was pro | eeeding to sea. when she was hailed by : tn« commander of the Leopard, with a : .:• mand that British deseiters, said to | be in the hold of the Chesapeake, be j surrendered. The American comman der refused to comply, whereupon the | Leopard first fired a shot across the j bow of the Chesapeake, and followed ! this with two broadsides. The American j »ommander was severely wounded, j three sailors were killed outright, and I many were wounded. Being unpre pared for action, it being a time of ; Di a. c, the American commander hariled T; • a.-adous excitement prevailed in j the United States over the outrage. President Madison speedily issued a i pi ■ tarnation excl'**"ng from American ports all British warships. He also ' ■ aused energetic protests and demands :I be presented at London. The Brit ! isb authorities promptly disavowed the action, recalled the Admiral under whom the outrage had l>een perpetrat- I cd. and without request tendered in demnity sufficient to support the wives [and families of all those who had been In a later case the American ship Promethus was fired upon in the har i bor of GreytOWtt, The ship had de • • i t pay excessive port charges im- Ipoa d by the King of Mosquito, then controiMng the country under British protectorate. The King called upon the British warship Express to sustain V s demands, and the Express prompt- There were no persons killed, hut the i Tiit-vi state., made a prompt demand and without Question, disavowing the ait and condemning the officer or the Km i ess. Displays of force were resorted to by the .'rdud States in 1632 against da case of Japan. Am noun sailors had give adequnte redress. A naval expe dition w as sent to Japanese Waters, and est apology, and also an agreement by which every protection was guaranteed to American citizens and property in Japan. In the case of Java, the- Secre tary of the Navy sent a large naval force to the waters of Java to demand SACRAMENTO, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 26, 1898.—EIGHT PAGES. that the native trial courts should give the fullest protection to Americans. The exj edition was successful in its purpose, and all the assurances desired were given. In 1815 seven Americans were killed and about sixty were wounded while they were being detained in the Brit ish prison at Dartmoor. This was brought on by a clamor for rations which was resisted by the prison guard, The United States demanded satisfac tion and suitable reparation, and the British Government complied by an in - demnity for the support of the fami lies of those killed and wounded. There are quite a number of recent cases, the latest being that of the Ger man occupation of Kiaochau, over the outrages committed by Chinese on Ger man missionaries. In that case the German Government acquired as In demnity a large portion of Chinese te; ritory, as well as one of the most valu able strategic ports of China. The principle of money indemnity far the killing of foreigners has been rec ognized in several recent cases in the United States. One of these was the killing of Italians at New Orleans by a mob. In that case, while the United States did not admit the responsibility of the Federal Government for the act of a mob, yet indemnity was paid out of tiie Federal Treasury as a matter of international comity and equity. Similar action was taken in indemnify ing China for her citiens killed at Lock Springs. In the case of the Virginias, a large money indemnity was paid. De mands by the United States are now pending against Turkey for the burn ing of American missionaries' property during the Armenian outbreak. There are many individual claims against Spain, including the Ruiz case and that of Dr. Delgado, now pending. President Buchanan adopted the pro cedure Of reprisal In 1859. This is a measure Just short of war. Mexico was charged at that time with assenting to spoliation along the United States bor der. President Buchanan asked Con gress for authority to send a military force to secure indemnity, as diplomatic negotiations had failed to bring re dress from Mexico. This course was adopted b> Congress, and the prepara tions for the military reprisal BOOfl brought about a satisfactory adjust - m-intercourse with Great Britain was one of the measures adopted in 1809 by what is known as the Non-in tercourse Act. as a nrfeans of stopping associations which up to that time had involved many complications and em barrassments. Embargoes have also been resorted to as a measure of of fense agamst foreign nations, short of war. the purpose being to prevent the shipping of supplies needed by the of fending ration. QUIETER FEELING MANIFEST. Navy Department Not Disturbed by Sensational Reports Afloat. WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.—Undoubt edly there is a quieter feeling mani fest at the Navy Deaprtim mt over the Maine affair as time peases. This is the tenth day since the noble warship Wast destroyed, but the officers are willing to Wait in patience, with the admonition of the President and Sec retary Long, until the facts relating to the explosion are fully developed. They are fully on their guard against the acceptance of unauthorized state ments of the conditions at Havana and the dally developments, being aware of the efficiency of the precautions adopt ed by the Court of Inquiry to prevent oeedings. Therefore the statement that the explosion been demonstrated to be of exterior origin by the dis oovery of the upheaved bottom of the Maine did not cause much stir, be cause the officials could not conceive that the alert members of the Court of Inquiry and their assistants in Ha vana had overlooked a fact so impor tant as this, notwithstanding it being perfectly apparent for a wee-K to any- Captain Crowninshield turned up at the Navy Department to-day. and took the helm in the Bureau of Navi gation, relieving Captain Dickens, who has distinguished himself aud earned the thanks of the Secretary for the undying vigilance with which he has managed the many details of the Maine affair that have fallen upon the Navi gation Bureau, and of the newspaper men for the j alienee and frankness with which he has met their many in quiries. Captain Crowninshie ld"s absence has been made the* basis for the conjecture that he has been on secret service for the Navy Department in Cuba, and odor was lent to this impression by the Cant that it was not possible until a late* hour vest - :day to -secure from any of the officials a statement of the na ture of his business in the South, for it was known that he had arrived in Tampa on the Montgomery from the West Indies. The officer himself was not very communicative as to the de tails of his trip, but he did say that he had been in San Domingo. He had gone there on the Brooklyn with his son when the ship started for St. Thomas. While in San Domingo he :>< Ived news of the disaster to the Maine, and took advantage of the op portunity presented by the presence of the cruiser Montgomery to make his way back to the United States and to Washington. There was net word from either Cap tain sigsbee or Consul-G enseal Lee at '.he Navy and State Departments. The monitor Terror is lying in Hampton Roads, and is said at the navy Department that she has no ord ers as yet. The impression is that she will remain in that place, which is of great strategic value in case of need, at least until the- monitor Puritan is ready to take her place. The Puritan is almost as big as the Terror, being a '"..•KMi-ton vessel, very little less than the Maine In size. she carries 12-inch' guns in her turrets, against lU-inch gans for the Tern r, and is altogether SIS most formidable double-turreted monitor in the Srorld in smooth water. This qualification does not mean that she is unable to keep the- sea. but only that from her great breadth and light I draught she is so susceptible to the wave motion that it is difficult to make good work with her guns in a sea way. She i now having new furnaces fitted to her boilers at the Norfolk navy yard, the crowns of the furnaces hav ing come down some time ago, owing to the fact that the boilers are the same that were built for her when she was originally laid down many years ago. It is said at the Navy Depart ment that she will be ready for service March 4th. Captain Sigsbee asked yesterday Whether be should endeavor to save the old material in the superstructure cf the Maine, which, from the pictures, appears to be heaped up over the boil er space. He has been told to let this go, as it is valuable only as old iron which would not pay to bring it back to the States. A delegation from the Naval Militia Association of the United States was at the Navy Department to-day. The visit of the members, however, was not in response to any requests sent by the department, as has been represented, but was simply preliminary to a visit to the Capitol, where they are to be given a hearing by the Naval Commit tee on the Barber bill to further in crease the naval establishment of the United States by construction of twen ty torpedo boats, designed principally for the use of the militia. The boats provided for in the bill are to be of about 150 tons displacement, to have B speed of not less than twenty-live knots, and are to cost, including arma ment, not exceeding $8,500,000. Two of the boats, the bill provides, are to be built on the Pacific Coast. When completed they are to be stationed at the principal ports at which naval mi litia organizations exist, and are to be manned by skeleton crews from the United States naval establishment, ready for the full complement of Offi cers and men to be fitted out from the militia when diill or other occasion arises. NO SUBMARINE' MINE. WASHINGTON. Feb. 2.".—1n view of the widely published report that the harbor of Havana contained a system of submarine nines, a statement around Which has centered the chief public in- i terests in connection with the Maine j disaster. Senor Dubosie, Spanish Charge I d'AlYaires at Washington. to-night ; made to the Associated Press the foi- j lowing statement, which coming -from l such a source, may be considered as an j official denial: • I wish to state on my own official knowledge that no mine exists inside or Outside of Havana harbor, nor is there ! any submarine defense of any kind. [The report is so absolutely false and j j ridiculous that it could only have orig inated in the minds of those persons anxious to incite the evil passions of both nations for their own miserable ends. 1 consider the very suggestion of such a thing an insult to Spain." ALL NEWS MADE PUBLIC. The Administration Withholding Nothing From the People. CHICAGO, Feb. 25.— H. H. Kohlsaat, j who is very close to President McKin ley, publishes the following in the Chi cago "Evening Post" to-day: "It can be stated positively that neither the President nor Secretary Long is in possession of a single fact or report in regard to the Maine disas ter that they have not made public. ! Again while they cannot confirm :ior ■ deny th;'sensational stories daily pub • ! fished throughout the country as to the progress of the court of inquiry, they know that none of the evidence nor conclusions of the court will be made ! public in advance of the report. Every j official connected with the inquiry into the cause of the disaster to the Maine, 'from Certain Sampson down to the! j divers ar.d linemen, is under oath of j secrecy. For the time being the divers j j are under naval discipline. When above water each is attended by a petty offi i cer of th • court of inquiry. The Maine j itself is sacredly guarded from unoffi ! clal approach. Tii -c facts account for the equa nimity with which the American peo- I pie read the daily sensations from Ha- I vana and the stork jobbing forebodings !of War from New York and Wash in g ' This much is absolutely true: Pres ident McKinley knows nothing about I the wreck of the Maine or the testi | mony as to its cause that he has not | made public He will not withhold any | information when he gets it. He has not come to any conclusion as to wheth er the disaster was accidental or de signed, or whether it was caused by an j internal or external explosion. When he receives the result of the court of Inquiry h? will know the facts, which !he will make public, with his conciu ! sions and policy." COURT OF INQUIRY. Not Yet Certain When the Mem bers Will Leave Havana. HAVANA, Feb. 25:—The wreck of the Maine is slowly but surely sinking into the mud. Before the hull could be raised it would be necessary to move the guns and deck debris. For lack of j proper appliances, practically nothing in this line has been accomplished. j Aside from the officers* cabin effects, I the salvage thus far has been pitifully small. The cloudy weather and rain J made the work of the divers unsatis factory to-day, and very little was done. It is sari that a hole has been made by the divers in one of the forward Hatches, and it is hoped that a num ber of bodies will l>e recovered. The court of inquiry sat longer than j usual to-day. the six divers being exam ined more in detail than heretofore. The ! time of departure of the Mangrove with | the court for Key West has not been determined. Captain Sampson said to j day that it was doubtful whether his I . - el would sail to-morrow: that alll depended on the developments of the j testimony. » The Spanish cruiser Alphonso XIII. ' has been towed to a buoy further with lin the harbor, to make room for the cruiser Vizeaya. which is expected he ' i to-morrow or the next day from the north. No word has been received at the Consul-General's office from Mr. Bar ki r, the United states Consul at Sa gua La Grande, and it is believed that t! • report of Mr. Barker's illness is un true. The wounded are reported to be doing well to-day. The Merritt «Sr Chapman Derrick and Wrecking Company's tug Right Arm Is again at work removing such parte of the Wreck as it is possible to handle in advance of the arrival of stronger tugs and derricks from the north. It is believed the divers from the (Continued on Seventh Page.) RIVER AND HARBOR APPROPRIATIONS. A Long and Somewhat Exciting De bate Over the Question. During the Consideration of the Sundry Civil Bill in the House. Representative Moody of Massa chusetts Attacks the Contract Items, Denouncing What He Termed as Favoritism Some of Those Reported by the Appro priations Committee — Senate Proceedings Devoted to Consid eration of the Oregon Senator ship Case. WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. —A long and somewhat exciting debate over che question of liver and harbor appropria tions was precipitated in the House during the consideration of the sundry civil appropriation bill. It was practic ally agreed by all those who partici pated that there would be no river and harbor bill at this sesion of Congress, and this led Moody (It.) of Massachu setts to attack the contract items car ried in the sundry civil bill. He select ed an appropriation of $350,000 tor Rockland, Me., which is in Dingley's district, and his remarks in denuncia tion of what he termed favoritism ap proached the sensational. Dingley de nied that he had ever suggested the appropriation to the Committee on Ap propriations or to any individual mem bers of the committee. It was intimat ed that there was a plan to defeat all the items in the bill, so as to force eon sideiaitioii of a general river and har bor bUI, but this intimation was JOi borne out by the vote upon the amend ment, upon which the debate res:; 1!. Only four pages of the bill were dis posed of to-day. The Senate amend ments to the army appropriation bill were agic. -d to without debate. The blind Chaplain of the House prayed for peace at the opening of the session to-day. "Oh, Almighty," he prayed, "strong to deliver and ever wise in Thy coun sels, hear our prayer. Keep us, we be seech Thee-, in the midst of all excite ment, cehn and deliberate, and .spe cially deli\-er us from unnecessary anx iety and care and from vain boastings; that if the time should come, and we pray that it may not. we may be strong to maintain our rights and uphold the dignity of this nation. Bless, we be seech Tree, the President of tin- United States and all of his counselors, the Congress and all others in authority, so that righteousness and peace ana honor be ours." The He use resumed consideration of the sundry civil bill. Quite a debate developed on a motion to strike out the appropriation of $133,000 for work at Oakland, Cal., its Opponents alleging that no contract has yet been made for the work, and asserting that a river and harbor bill was to be suppressed and a favored few given appropriations in the sundry civil bill. Representative Moody made a sensa tional attack upon an appropriation in the sundry civil bill for $350,000 for Rockland, Me., harbor, which is in Dingley's district. He said he was will ing to submit to economy and honest leadership, but for one he proposed to rebel against the leadership that gave an appropriation to Rockland, Me., an insignificant port that could be buried in Boston harbor. Grosvenor (R.) of Ohio attacked the appropriation, and declared that if the House allowed these river and harbor Vti ma to go into the sundry civil hill there would be no river and harbor bill. Ho was amazed, he said, at the action of the Appropriations Commit tee, and insisted that all the members should be on an equality. Cannon replied to the attack, declar ing that some of the most vicious river and harbor items ever paid came from the committee when he (Grosvenor) was a member of it. He said that from 25 to per cent, of the money appropriated by a bill he helped to re !•• ,; QS 1 been worse than thrown away Dingley answered the personal attach made upon him. The Rockland im provement, he said, was not simply an improvement, it included provision for a breakwater and a harbor of refuge— Just such another as was being built at Sandy Bay, in Moody's district, and on which $150,000 had been spent. He indignantly repudiated the intimation that he had ever suggested or intimat ed that this appropriation should be made in this bill. He presumed it had been made upon the recommenda tions of the corps of engineers in the public- interest. Catchings (D.) of Mississippi defended the actions of the Appropriation Com mittee. The (Oakland harbor appropriation remained in the bill, by a vote of 118 to Hi. Whan th ■ item appropriating ,s'4<»o.i» i for San Pedro. California, was reported, there was some debate, in the course of which Cooper (R.) of Wisconsin re viewed the whole history of the pro :i v ted ci Btest between San Pedro and Santa Monica by characterizing it as the most astounding chapter in our leg islative history. If there was any thing in the till that ought to pass, he said, it was this. The item passed without amendment. An unsuccessful effort was made to secure consideration of the bill passed by the Senate for two additional reg imer.ts of artillery, but on objection from Cox (D.) of Tennessee, it went over. An amendment appropriating $150. -000 for Yaquina Bay. Or., was pending when the House, at 5 o'clock, recessed until 8 o'clock, the evening session to be devoted to private pension bills. SEN ATI 7 ! PROCEED INGS. WASHINGTON. Feb. 25.—Hon, Hen ry W. Corbett'a right to a seat in the Senate from Oregon was under consid eration by the Senate for five hours to-day. Spooner of Wisconsin, in a few words concluded the sptech which began yes terdny in favor of Corbett, and was followed by Teller of Colorado. Teller spoke in support of the reso lution presented by a majority of the committee. He said when the Mantle case was before the Senate in 1888 he had taken the same position now lakt n by Spooner. He had, he said, come to recognize this question as one of con stitutional construction, but he felt that the Senate was under obligation to the people to make such a decision as would accord with the facts pre sented. In conclusion. Teller declared his intention to stand in this case by the dedston reached by the Senate in tin- Mantle cane in 1888. Allen of Nebraska maintained that in view of precedents, which he Cited, the fact was established that after the Legislature had been in session, and had failed to elect, the Governor had no right to appoint. He held that there was no power in the Governor to appoint a Senator at the beginning of an original term, that power lying wholly in the Legislature. Turner of Washington followed in an jfxtended and carefully prepared sp--> b iin favor of seating Corbett. He said he would vote for Corbett's admission, although be regretted that the appK i cant for admission was not in Ids opin ion more nearly right in his political j views. Turley of Tennessee, a member of the Committee on Privileges and Elections, said that the views he held would com pel him to support the majority of the committee against .the seating of Cor bett. He held that it was illegal on the part of the Governor to 111! a va cancy at the beginning of a new term, after the Legislature had had full op portunity to fill the vacancy and had failed to do so. Early in the session an attempt was made to get up the Alaskan bill, but it At 5:15 p. tn. the- Senate went into executive session, and at 5:25 p. in. ad journed. Gold Coining to America. NEW TORS, Feb. 25. —Heidelbarh, Ickelheimer A Co.. have engaged .".7'm. <MHI in gold for shipment from France to-morrow to the Fnited States. L. Yon Hoffman & Co., will import $750, --000 in gold, partly from France and partly from England, on steamers leav ing to-morrow ami next week. The National City Dank has engaged $500, --<XX> in gold for shipment from England to-monow. ether banking houses have Imports in pros] ect. Willard Memorial Day. CHICAGO. Feb. IT..—Sunday. March 20th, has been set apart by the gen eral oflicers of the W. C. T. V. as a special memorial day for Frances E. Willard. It is already a red-ietter day among the white ribboners—prohibi tion day—the birthday of General Neal Dow. The last official act of Miss Willard was to issue a call for its gen eral observance, not by white ribbon ers alone, but by churches and other societies. Liberals Gain a Scat in Parliament. LONDON, Feb. L\~.—The Liberals gained a seat in Parliament by the election of a successor to Alfred Hop kineon. Q. C Unionist, who resigned from the Crieklade division of North Wiltshire. The polling yesterday gave Lord Edmond George Fitzmaurice. Lib eral, a majority of 489 over Viscouni Ernlyn. Unionist, in a total vote of 10, --7->!>. Mr. tiopklnsOn's majority at the previous election over Lord Edmond Fitzmaurice w as A I. Zola's Friends Under the Ban. PA It IS. Feb. r_'o.—lt is senii-offioially ] announced that Colonel Picquart, the chief military witness for Zola during the latter's trial, will be placed on the : hail" pay of a Lieutenant. A Chaplain who wrote a letter congratulating Zola has been placed upon the unattched list, and Professor (3riniaux of the I'oly ! technic School, who signed the indorse ment of Zola's action, has been retiree!. A Murderer in Custody. CINCINNATI, Feb. 25.—0n the night of January L'Tth. Christian Klein, a ! prominent miller, was assassinated in the street. John Hairn was am sted I to-day for the crime. William Lynch I had previously been apprehended on suspicion. According to his confession, Hairn shot Klein, and Lynch robbed him. j A Schooner Sunk in Collision. FALMOUTH (Eng.), Feb. 2.".—The ! British steamer Strathlyon, Captain j Bailey, from Philadelphia for Ham | burg, while proceeding up the chan nel collided with and sank the schooner Percy of London off the Lizard this morning. The crew of the schooner , w as rescued by a boat which has land ed them here. Homicide in Pennsylvania. JAMESTOWN (Pa.). Feb. 25.—Ray Fry and Hugh Sewell. prominent young men of this place, quarreled about a young lady last night, and Sewell I thrust a knife through Fry's heart. j killing him instantly. Horrified at the j deed. Sewell attempted suicide twice, I but was arrested. Appointments by the President. WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.—The Presi dent to-day sent these nominations to the Senate: War—Colonel Henry Cor bin to be Adjutant-General, with rank i t Brigadier-General; James B. ?.liller of Indiana, Consul at Calais. France. A Railroad Official Seriously 111. CINCINNATI, Feb. 25.— W. P. Walker, Traffic Manager of the Ches apeake and Ohio. Is lying at the St. Nicholas in a critical condition from a stroke of paralysis. National Banking Associations. "WASHINGTON. Feb. 25,—The Comp troller of the Currency has issued a call for a statement Of the condition Of national banking associations on February 18th. Condition of the Treasury. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.'.—To-day's statement of the condition of the treas ury shows: Available cash balance, $225,461,989; gold reserve, $167,500,770. President Dole Sails for Honolulu. SAN* FRANCISCO, Feb. tJ."..—!'; si dent Pole of Hawaii sailed for Honolulu on the steamer Mariposa, which Salted at '2 o'clock this afternoon. A numoer of :he local Hawaiian delegation were on hand to bid him farewell. WHOUB NO. 17,666. COSTLY FIRE AT LOUISVILLE. Warehouses of a Tobacco Company Entirely Destroyed. Loss Estimated at Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars. Three Men Hemmed in by the Flames and Forced to Jump for Their Lives. Two of Them Rc-. eciving Injuries Which Will Likely Result in Their Death— Fourteen Hundred People Thrown Out of Employment on Account of the Fire. I LOUISVILLE. iKy.). Kb. St.— Tha I picking, drying and steaming ware* : houses cf the National Tobacco Com pany, situated at Twenty-fourth and: -Mailt aires tS, were totally d<-stroyed by fire '.his morning. The loss will amount Ito $350,000, fully covered by insurance* unce. Three nun were hemmed in by UM > Han,, s. and were more or less injured; j before they could make their tgrfWh i They ate: George Tisshenderf, fore* I man picking department, back Injured] land severe burns about head and chest; [William Semple, picker, skull fraetur td; John Paekham, both legs broker) and internally Injured. I \V. Duke of New York, President of the American Tobacco Company, of [which the National Tobacco Uompany jof Louisville is a branch is in the city, r.nd witnessed the destruction of his property. He said it would be at once rebuilt. I The lire was discovered at S o'clock; on the second floor of the building used jf .r drying purposes. Three alarms called the Fire Department to the scene, .and although the firemen worked hero ically, they could do little more than save the property adjoining, as thei j three buildings, which occupied nearly the entire square between Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth and Mall) and Mar ket streets, were seen to be doomed. From the two-story picking building the dames spread rapidly west to tha four-story warehouse and east to tfcs i three-story steaming-house. In the [building wricb caught first. I'm hand?, mostly women and children, were em ployed, but the majority of these es ( caped safely, only a few being slightly j injured, as did 200 women at worn in the steaming building. in the fOUX story waiehouse 1,000 men were at j work, bur they had plenty of time to The llanies gained rapid headway, land the Fire Department was hindertd Ito a great degree by lack of water, seven engines at one time being useless, j Falling walls added to the danger of the I work, and the escape of some of the j firemen was all but miraculous. When the alarm of fire was sound«d i in the picking department the employes lof this building began to make their I escape in an orderly manner, but George Tisshenderf, foreman of two of the floors, and John Paekham and | William Semple remained in the burr ing building, and were forced to jump I for their lives. Pae kham and Sempla i sustained Injuries which w ill probably | result in their death. Fourteen hundred men. women and! I children are thrown out of employment. | The origin of the fire is unknown. 1 The watchman said he left the build ing to go home at «J o'clock, and that J every\.nir>g was all right then. The em ployes go to work at i'f.'.'i) o'clock, and jit was rot until after they had been jat work about two hours and a half | that the file was discovered. WORKS CONTEMPT CASE. The Supreme Court Issues a Writ of Certiorari. SAX FRANCISCO, Feb. 23.—The Su preme Court has issued a writ of cer tiorari, returnable within twenty days, for the hearing; of the contempt case against Judge John D. Works, a for mer member of the Supreme Bench. Works was an attorney for the San j Diego Water Company, ami as SUO)a i presented an affidavit which Judges Torrance and Hughes of tho Superior Court of San Diego County took as a reflection upon their character. It ehatged tha* each was directly mrer- I ested in the suit of the water company then pending, and were, therefore, dis qualified to try it. The Judges fined Works for contempt of court, and he now asks the Supreme Court for re lief, asserting that the Judges wont be- I yon 1 their rights and jurisdiction in the h ,atter - BURIED TREASURE. Los Angeles Men Go to Virginia in Search of Hidden Treasure. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2."",.— On the Strength of the statements made by an ancient colored man named George Washington, Isaac C. Crites, a painter, and a man named Watkins, who for merly managed the Laguna raocho, have started for a plantation fifty miles southeast of Richmond, on the Chesa peake Bay. Virginia, to search, for treasure buried by Henry A. Wise dur ing the war. George Washington Was Wise's slave and body servant, and claims he helped bury the treasure, an I can and it. It consists of three kegs of gold and silver coins. A son of Henry A. Wise, named George, is still living m Virginia. Mrs. Bradbury Not Insane. LOS ANGETJES, Feb. 25.—The story printed in San Francisco that Mrs. John Bradbury, who sprang into unpleasant notoriety when she eloped with Russell Ward, had gone insane. Is vigorously denied by her acquaintances and rela tives here. Mrs. Bradbury is now re siding at the mine owned by John Bradbury In Mexico. Mrs. Bradbury's mother, -Mrs. Banning, is with her. An employe of the mine who left there re cently and is now in this city says she was in pood health when he left. The political party worker is tha most successful in working the party.