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Ml i THE SUN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2t,l8)9.-
K St STOCKS SLUMP ALL 'ROUND. ntflfr 1'F IK weak holders forced xo irr eo, m wv their margins gone. WW i 1 1 ft ,jH 3)J Metropolitan Traction reads Ik Berlin with I'itl III J '! ?" . MrBt" mB ,'ed "P Barsntne jIFj ilt I-ator Wnay Loans Woro Culled nnd an nUtt Iff ' Avalaaehe or Seeurlllee fall an lha Market. I'll'' S 'f Uneasiness due to tha strained rotations of j' I i the United Stntes nnd Spain, which haiboen K H h growing more and more acute In Wall street It fi S ff J every day since tho disaster to the Maine, de- 'rYasVr veloped jestcrday morning Into seml-panlcky I' P.I ff Belllnir of securities, with serious declines regis K Kj S s tercd in every section of the stock market. ! It i H ' llcforo business opened hero cabled ndvlres I 11 I .' brought the news of a weaker market In Lon l til Wt don 'or tno lnternatlonallr listed American kI V stocks. This was the first time this week that II )I mi London, prior to our. opening, bad failed to I J ! H , show decided strength, and nervous holders of III ttf '' stocks here began to throw oyer their holdings. ' 1 11 ' Another Important factor Inciting to tho lB sacrlflco of securities wns the course taken on ', iSI I 'Wednesday afternoon nnd yesterday morning H by several Individual lenders of money, partlcu i ' lnrly those who lend on narrow margins. One ; M - peclally prominent lender of this character i ! j on tho Stock Exchange sent word on Wedncs ' JJ day afternoon to the brokers and firms of lira ' w I tted capital to whom bo had lent money that M they nnirt pay off tbelr loans and tako up tho . X stocks ho was carrying for them. The loans f M disturbed ln,'tlils case nlono are estimated at j' M (17,000,000. Tho resulting sales of securities j; B ; were very many in tho aggregate. C jV ' The volume of stock dumped on the markot H at tli opening of business was enormous, and j' M there wan for the time practically no support to f- M values. Within the first flftocn minutes thcro j' ! bad been declines extending to four and fivo j J points, and in tho case of Metropolitan Street j I Jl ' Hallway to twclvo points. In fact, tho local I ff m traction stocks, which somo weeks ago ad SI jj Tancod to an unusually high level on tho theory tj R that tho nw city administration favored ex j H Isttng rapid transit Institutions, showed special jit ( weakness. This may be looked upon as natu 1. 1 rnl, however. In view of tbo recent rapid ad Fl I vanco in theso shares, which advance was fa re jP vorablo to pyramiding and to tho acquirement of t, If tnuch slock on originally meagro murglns. Tho Kg ft . exhaustion of margins and tho uncovering of i'jj H stop orders helped in tbo demoralization In all If fi sections of tho fist. (. r After tho opening flood of selling orders which f m carried values downward with a rtmb, tho np- f pearanco of London bouses In tho market as buy- I ersof the stocks at low prices resulted In a rally. ' 'J ho tone of tho trading, honever. remalnnl 1 If fovsrish and liertnuti, nnd though a number of m prominent local brokorage firms also entered I; lf the -market nr bujers of tho storks in nhlch I IS ,they and their clients ore interested, such as I m li'ew York ContrnI, Mnnhnttan. IVopIo's Gas, Hock Island, llrookljn llapld Transit, nna I ) Villon I'nclfle, It was evident throughout the I iU day that steady liquidation was in progress, I 11 Tha slaughtering of alucs, following fitful f lUH rallies, continued during all the flvo hours of j llBJ trading. The market closed with material losses I J all through tho list. Tho moro important net itittj ' declines compared with tho prices at which tho la; closing sales were made on Wednesdny were: LI JPt Metropolitan Street Hallway. H(S points; Man- II S J I battan Consolidatcd.O points; Amorlcnn Sugar I I ml Iteflnlng, , Jljfi points; Consolidated (J as. ai I. I 1 rpolnto; Heading first preferred, !i points; Chi (in vhgo, ihrrilngton and Qulncy, 8U points; Chl jl J f cngo, Hock Island, and Pacific. 3 points; Cbl S, - I U. cngo and Northwestern, -i points. Tbo total f I J transactions for the day were 730,000 shares. ' I IB On tho curb Standard Oil certificates openodnt it I W :iU.r, ngalnst 370, the closing price on Wcdnes , IK day, and declined to 350, rail lng to 370, and ! closing at 3(15 bid. ' 9 V Another incident of the day was an inclina- l I WL. , Hon- by tho local banks to demand of borrowers I Br nl)lgberratoformonoy on call. This resulted in ! 'a great deal of readjusting of loans. The rati'. 'j.' which was S per rent, on Wednosday, was HfJ t qulto gemrally marked up to 3 percent. This HB . was dono In low of tho continued heavy with- mtm. drttwAls of moner from this centre by nut-of- ' town banks, which appear to he fortifying them- Umw ? neU-cs beejiuso nf tha war talk nirntnnt. vmsathlA II demands upon them. i Hsmf-. Tll Sub-Treasury yesterday exchanged for Br-f local banks morn than 91,000,000 of green- I )- ' backs and currency certificates ot largo do- ri nominations Into notes of small denominations 1 m which the local banks wanted to send to out- f M ' ' of-town rorrespondents. It was estimated ', U , that $2,000,000 In currency left this city in this ' Kl way yesterday qnd $4,000,000 has left so far si (hlsnvook. I ' Oovcrnment bonds, which have been heavy . H slnco tho Maine disaster, recorded a further do- : dine yes torday. The registered 4s of 102S were . , quoted at V2tM,' 1U per cont. under Wednes- , day, and the coupon 4s of tho same issue also at ISSKi, or 1 por cent, under Wednesday. 11 TIZCATA. SAILS TO-DAY. j 9 ' Celag BtntUbt t Havana Rosn 8b Cats , M All Her Caal Abaard. I j ' tlnless the orders receh od by Capt Kulato M 'ts late yesterday afternoon are changed the Viz- , I ff cnya will sail out of New York harbor this i ' afternoon. This announcement Is made upon - r' J the authority of tho Spanish Consul-General. I ' ', ; Twenty-nlno machinists, mostly Spaniards, ' ,,' employ'ccs of Krajowaki, Pssanfc & Co., wbo , .1 B; opornto tho Erie Uasln Iron Works, were put t' oboanl tho Vircnyafrom the tug McCaldln i j I ; Brothers early on Tuesday morning and have I .' i since been at work overhauling her machinery. , fi , i Krajowskl, 1'esant & Co.'s chief business is tho ii making nf machinery for use on sugar plnnta- 8 tlons. Most of tholr employees arc Spaniards, 1 I ) ' but somo nro Cubans. Tho contract for tho 1,1 I work on tho Vizcayastlnulatcd.lt is said, that ' 1 rWilK ho work should be completed at fl I. M. yostor- 4. f WL.', day. When tho Consul-flcncral visited tho IBT vt ,1'.'P nt fi ?loek josterduy Afternoon bo was JBM told that tho work would hardly he completed K ' before noon to-day. Just before tho Consul- K , Dencral went on board the crew of tho Vlrca n K. had completed a gun drill. Tho guns were all Bn . ., manned nnd mantruvrod. In going through ,m v 'the drill the guns were sighted, tho marks bolng JB! , some of the tall buildings In the lower part of BBj ) ! tho city. H ! :, hhortly afte.r Sofior Ilaldnsnno went aboard BjK ; bluojackets were sent aloft to bouse tho tight- BF I IntS tops and tha big mms were covered with V , canvas. Tho work of coaling was still going Bf t on, but it was said that this would be concludod Bt ! by torchlight last night. A full supply.of pro- MF - '' Tlslons has been put aboard. JB, i, HEADY XO rAY THEIR DEBT, tlfbrews or the fl. A. C. V. Volunteer (laad i il- i by I'nrle Ram. L W t 'l he Oerraan-Amerlcan Citizens' Union of tha k KJ ' Elxtoenth Assembly District has adopted tho ii ft- m i following resolutions, and has forwarded a copy u S, IK :; of them to Gov. fllack nt Albany: n Wi W "' "Ifirrrat, At a meeting held on the 22d day V m I ' ot FebruarJr 1808- by the members of the Gor if Bf . I man-American Citizens' Union, Sixteenth As ?mJ ' 3 aombly district, a political organization organ I; m h Jzedundor the laws of tho State of Now York, Ik Mi j f nil Its members being from Austro Hungary, C 9. i and by religious faith Hebrews, ana have tomo iUi : ', to this country to enjoy tho blessings of civil PfJ and religious liberty, but cannot forget tbo de I'M'! - nlalof thODO blessings to our brethren in faith E t! In many of tho countries of Continental Kurnpe, LBFJ i ' and. alibough their oppression has been less-F- K ' ; encd In many of those countries, yet in some kit . '. they still oxlst: YsW "And now wlille enjoying nil tho advantages H ). nhlch we hae found In this couutrt, namely. V - ' freedom of porson. security of proporty nnd nn f;lt 'k Unquestioned right to worship our God as we m. , mo fit, wo fed It .our duty promptly to extend CfWi It pur services In the dofenco of our conntrv, that P ., it ias secured to us these blessings both 'by tho . ''? contribution of material aid necessary id iwar Win and tho physical support of our arms to defend ;tK T It. Now, thureforo, bo It Km ffl "JUiolval, That u committee of flvo be hereby VM i appolnlo.1 to tender to tho Governor of tbo Htato m, y of,?!ow pt, our services In tne rnnksof such Mt A military force as may be drafted for tho defence ;(Bi V the nation If war should eventuate between " Jho United btates and any foreign nation, nna life If J n.0,,!,,J1 h.' Lxccllrncy the Governor that nt ) -J least aoo.nblo-bodled joung men will be read v ', 2 1" take nl-iirins as volunteers In our national m: -J! tefm)oiilweiiij.foiirliouriiotltetotheChalf lWt if nan of lliBCommlttce If war is deilarod." 'W j W? PEOPZK SHOULD DE CAT.it, S '""' "M Tan Adrlpbl Academy Day t lilt '9; 5 riasimatea, W iM5f William P. Stewart, a bright pupil of the JalvrStV Adelnhl Academy In llrookljn, was one of tho '' speakers before his clats yesterday. Ho wore as W-BSt a ,K'1 tt 1,'ul)aI,ll Insirlbcd "V, S, S. Maino," BTBlj whlth had been prcsonted to him by theotllcers ! of tbo buttleshlpwhllu ho was at Now London SilS last suiunicr. Aftor reforrlng lo this incident ?1$IS S!tJltj'.. ,i.1i.t, i'10 -Maine, Master Stewart "I1, ufii mnilothUlliilondiluss; hSB r'u ,0H" K"u" that tho Maluo was ordcri. I to I "By ruha In pnitett Amerti. in citizens, and ulnsl e I "."Kit ISti ''.'"SJho great vossel Is destroed. Uresis HBff iVVv"'.0,1 rl:,"lt'."t.,,1", heud of our Government I'llB'. . V ''".nglon. todlcocr how alio came to bo L ml Wi ?!iroTf aiidunUI wo know the facts the pcoplo IKI oJihoUnltod States should bo calm. If treaih- EEVl ?' Proved, the Government should demand Lal-BiT Proper rodress and tbo American people are mB b"Te euough to nvbt for its right! and honor." pm bV'bVAVAVAVAVAVAVAVAVAVAVAVAVAVAb mwrf 'bVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbVbb rimr jjaM.wnr to motet nwrt la Allaata Tkat Ike Rulmnt Is t I rurlaa. ATLAKTa, Ga., Feb. 24. Thera If yery little donbt here that within twenty-four hours Fort McPherson will bo vacated by tho Fifth In fantry and that the regiment will bo on Its way to Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Flo. Gen. Wesley Merrltt, who arrived at 4 o'clock, It Is believed had tho marching orders for the troops. All the morning Col. Henry C. Cook has been closeted with railway officials, and when tho meeting was over arrangements had been mado to transport tho regiment to Florida. Tho officials assured tbo commander that they would put on special trains with right of way over all other trains, and that if the ne cessity arose the mon could be rushed through to their destination overnight. Tho ammunition and equipment would move moro slowly. As soon as tbeso arrangements wcro com pleted Col. Cook called his staff Into conference and for an hour and a half they talked behind closed doors. After this conferonco the officers Immediately began to pack up and remo o their personal proporty, and tho quartors are now topsyturvey. The next step was tho inspection of arms. Then the Quartermaster entered his depart ment nnd served out 100 rounds of ammunition to each man. Those having In charge tbo Galling gun Inspected it and got ready the 00,000 rounds of ammunition which nro kept for this gun, Ono of tbo officers, in conversation this after noon, offered to wager 8100 that the rogltncnt would receive marchlngorders between to-night nnd Saturday, but found no takers. Another nlgnlncant fact Is that nil applications for fur lough ha o boon refused, and tho mon aro not al low ed to absent themselves from the post longer than half adny. The same officer who wanted tomnkna bet said that It would not be sur prising If a train of cars were packed outside tho fort In the morning in readiness for tho troops, but added that he thought It moro prob able that the cars would bo scattered around the dltfercpt railroad yards In the city, to avoid causing excitement. MPT, CJlOirjflNsniELD'S Tit IP. H Didn't C to Cuba mt All, but to Ian D mine, t AtUnd t Prlvats Interacts. WABtilNOTOtf, Feb. 24. Tho story published In The Sun this morning undor a Tampa date of the arrival at Port Tampa of tho cruiser Montgomery, with Capt. A. S. Crownlnshlcld, Chief of tho Bureau of Navigation, on board, created a great deal of comment in tho Navy De partment Capt. Crowninshteld, as tho head ot tho most Important naval bureau, is tho right hand man and executive officer of tho Secretary, and his absenco In this tlmo of activity in naval circles has caused much speculation. He ob tained leave in tho latter cart of January, a few days beforo tho Montgomery sailed, to pay "friendly visits" to Cuban ports. Inquiries of department officials since tho Maine disaster as to his whereabouts wcro answered only with the statement that ho had gonoofT on n trip with his son. Tbo intimation was gh en that ho was taking a rest In tho Maine woods, a strange plnco to spend n winter vacation. Nobody at tho Navy Department would tell to day why Capt. Crownlnshlcld bad bocn ofT In tho Mont gomery. Tho cruiser left Key West on Feb. J for Matanzns. Cuba, spent threo daya there, two days at Santiago do Cuba, and two dars at Port Antonio. Then sho went to San Domingo and left thero for Tampa on the lflUi. Tho return ot the Chlof of tho Navigation Bu reau on a ship that had been to Cuban ports naturally caused much Intcrost In navai cir cles, and many suppositions wcro advanced ns to his mission. It was the general opinion that ho bad been nnay on business of great Importance to tho navy In tho preparations for a hostile emergency. Tho truth is that Copt. Crownlnshield has not boen to Cuba nt all, but has been looking after somo prlvato Interests at San Domingo, whero ho boirdcd tho Mont gomery and returned in her. Secretary Long consented Just beforo he left the department this nfternoon to make a statement In regard to tho mysterious absence of his bureau chief, but (n It ho did not say why C'npt. Crownlnshlcld had gono or whero ho had been. "Capt. Crownlnshlold," said the Secretary, "has not been to Cuba; ho hns been ofT with his boy on matter in no wlso connected with tho navy." A PltAYEIt POIt VICTORY. New Jersey Xeiislatlva Cbaplatn Ephaldi tbe IVtars and Stripes. Trentok, N. J Feb. 24. Senator Daly to-day questioned tbo action of the Senate yesterday in placing on tbe calendar a duplicate of Senator Johnson's Grade Abolition bill while the orig inal was In commltteo. Nearly the whole of the morning session was given to discussing the question, and when at last Senator Daly with drew his point of order It was renewed by Sena tor Heed. Finally Senator Johnson ended the incidont by asking that his Grade bill be sent to tbe committee which is holding up the original bill. In tbe House the Her. A. Nelson Hollldeld, who officiated as chaplain, prayed: "Give us pcaco with honor; but If wo must have war then give us victory. May tbo glorious Stars and Stripes never fall or be trailed In tho dust, but may the flag of our country be borne aloft In triumph until all lands shall bo Inspired by It aud enjoy liberty, and all patriots obtain free dom." Mr. Marnoll's bill to protect the Palisades by Jroblblllng the blasting of rock within 2,000 cet of any navigable stream was adversely ro portcd and tho report adopted. Hills were passed allowing wagon owners a rebate in taxes of $l.f0 for each wheel having a tire four inches broad; glting Hnjonnc's Mayor t100 salary: Incorporating the town of West New York, Hudson county; onobllng beneficial societies to pass bj-lnws regulating payment of dentil nnd funeral benelltB; appropriating $50, 000 annually for fUo years to pay a bounty for sugar beets grown and beet sugar made in Now Jorsoy. Democratic Leader Allen gave notice that on Monday next ho would try to get out of the Hallroad Commltteo's bands bis bill requiring the weekly pnjment of wagos by manufacturing and other corporations. A PRIEST TAZ1SB BED1TIOX. lie Kaia Catholics Should Take l'n Arms Agalast Tbla Country In a W ar with Spain. Rondout, Feb. 24. Tho Rev. F. Weber, the assistant priest at St. Peter's German Catholic Church in this city, after delivering a funeral sormon aver tho remains of Frank Martlnolll, a member of St, Peter's Commandery, Knights of St. John, mado a political address In which ho reviled the United States and told tbe members of the Commandery that It was their duty as loyal Catholics to take up arms against tbe United States and fight for Spain In the event of war. Tbe address caused commotion among tho audience and several persons arose and left tho church in anger. Thepriost said that under no circumstances should Catholics fight against Spain, a Catholic nation, and regarding Presi dent McKlnley and tho raombers of bis Cabinet he said that it would bo an excellent thing it all woru blown up. Uy many Father Weber Is regarded as a fanatic. He has been assistant pastor of St. Peter s Church about four months, nnd Is com paratlicly a stranger to tho congregation. An effort will be mado to remove him from his pas torate. Asked to day why ho preached the ser mon which has caused such n furor of excite ment In Catholic and Protestant circles altLo, tho priest said: "Iproacbod a Catholic sermon to Catholics. It la no ono'a business what I said, I simply mid Catholics what tbelr duty was In caso the United States fought with Spain." Tho members of St. Peter's Commandery to a man declare that In tbo e ent of war they would fight for the Stnrs and Strlpos. Tho order is a religious military Insurance organization of tho Catnolio Church. OHIO If AVAL RESERVES READY. They Could U Preparrd rr Acllv Work MllUla Twentjrour Hours. Cleveland, O.. Feb. 2L-Tbo Naval Resorves aro getting ready for active service Lloutcn-ant-Commander McKay was busy this morning getting the affairs of the organization In shapo In order that it could be ready for active ser vice In twenty-four hours. Adjt.-Gen. Axllno was in tho city yeatcrdaj nnd conferred with Lieutenant Commander McKay regarding tho equipment of his organization. "Should we bo called upon for active service wo could bo in readiness in tnonti-four hours, ' snld Lieutenant-Commander McKa, "Gen. Axlino asked me how long it would tuko to mus ter Into service two uddlitonal divisions. I told him I was certain that enough men would enlist in threo ilajs to complete the battalion; tbnt there would bo 350 men in tho battalion.' At present the rerun es number 120 men. in two dlr slons. 'Iho military i ode provides for eights -eight men for each dhislon. The Toledo battalion, although organized a longer tlinn than the local urbanisation. Is not as ttcll equipped as tho Cle eland resen es. To Perm a llleirl slaual Carpi, Haltimoiik, Md., Feb. 24,-Tho members of tbo disbanded Signal Corps of tbo Maryland Fourth Regiment are reorganizing to form a Hicyclo Slgnnl Corps, and havo offered their services to tbo United State Government in caso of war with h.lToSr.phlniV'0 mD m WeU "tat. t WAR-TIME PRIVATEERING. NEITUER VSCI.E BAM NOR RPAItt COMMITTED AOAltfAT IT, But tbe CbaarM Are Tkat In Case or IlMtllltlr nhlpi or neutral Kalians Wsnld Kat "ek rr Letlsra r Marane fram Rlthrr Brill real Treaty AoTmenli Tsucblag Tbls. In tha event'of war with Spain the question of privateering would bo Important. This form of nttack, which Is practically licensed plraoy, has not been practiced by vessels of tho United States for moro than sUty-flvo years, and it Is probable that this nation would enter Into an agreement with Spain that neither sldo should tssua Utters of maruo to privateers. Whether Spain would agree to this Is another question. With her Impend ing national bankruptcy, tho commcroo of this country would be n golden nllurcment to re trieve her fallen finances. It Is tho poorer country always that benefits Jmost by priva teering, since It has moro to gain and less to loso. Privateers are defined as armed vessols, owned, equipped and oillcercd by one or more prlvato persons, but sailing under a commis sion usually called letters of marqun from a belligerent state, whbh empowers the person or persons to whom it Is granted to attack and selzo at sea vossols or other proporty of Its enemy. That Is to say, in caso of war with Spain she might issue letters of marque to British, French, or German ships. In tho absence of specified agreements between those nations nnd this, whereby those ships could prey upon our commerce It is probable, howotrr, that In such event tho United States would do as it did In tho chll war notify tho European nations that any ships of theirs caught privateering would bo regardod as pirates and treated ac cordingly, Thcroupon tho European nations notified tbelr subjocts that It would not afford them protection as prlvateors. Asa conscquenco all essels of tho Confcdcrato States fitted out as commerce dostroycrs wore regularly commis sioned ns part of tbo navy. Municipal laws of many States prohibit privateering. Both Great Britain and this nation Impose eovere penalties on citizens or residents who nccept commissions, equip pi Ivatoers, or enlist mon for sorvlce la any foreign war. In most civilized nations prlvntccring has been abolished, but tho International agreement to this effect was not entered into b tho United States. As nearly as can bo discovered from tho best authorities Spain stood out also. Tho declaration of Paris, which did away with privateering in 1850, after the Crimean war, was as follows: "1. Privateering Is nnd remains abolished. "2. Tho neutral flag covers onomy's goods with tho oxceptlon of contraband of war. "3, Neutral goods, with the exception of con traband nt war, aro not liable to capturo under nn enemy's flag. "I. Blockades, in order to bo binding, must be effectho that is to say, maintained b) a force sufficient really to proxent access to tho count. "The present declaration Is not and shall not bo binding except between Uioso powers wbo have nccoded or shall accede to It. England. Franco, Austria, Prussia nnd Rus sia wcro tho original signers. Nearly: all the other marilimo powers of the world followed. It wns becaubo of tho comparative siunUncsa of I our nny that this nation refused to join in the declaration. Our stntcsmen hold that In case of war wo should hao to depend upon prln tccring to supplement our navy. Secretary of Stato Marcy offered In return for tho exemp tion from enpturoof all Innocent prlvnto prop erty, even tho enemy's, to givo up privateering and to accept tho other articles. Ibis amend ment was rejected. As stated abov c. bow e cr, tho United States adopted measures so effective in tho clxll war as to render privateering by foreign ships too hazardous ana uncomfortable A enlllng for tho Europeans to stomach. With Spain nnd this country both beyond the polo of tho agreement, thero Is of course oory opportunity for citenshe prhatccrlng on both sides in caso of war. Any swift ship may, by on outlay of capital so small that tbe first cap ture will repay It twice oor, bo armed and equipped as a prhatcor. Any unprotected ves bcl sailing the high seas under the flng of tho enemy is ber prey. The captive 1b taken to tho nearest port of tho nation under whoso letters of marque the prit nteer sails, and there adjudi cated upon by a prize court. After being con demned sho mny bo sold or bonded, as Is dotio In most cases, to her original owners. The prhatcer's officers and crew dhldo thoprizo monc) . This is n quick way of nmasslrg riches, hut there is always the danger of being oertnkcn and sunk or captured by tho enemy's warships. A privateer is nof suitably equipped for dls Bcnslons with a warship. Still, tbe bca Is big, and if tho licensed pirate bo swift sho can koep out of danger. There are men In Wall street to day who mado their fortunes privateering. In tho event of war Knaln would find few European nations which would furnish ships to prey upon our commerce. Tho South American countries would probably not caro to incur our dislike in this way. Besides tho proventho municipal laws mentioned aboe, wo bao trea ties with arloun nations forbidding tho citi zens of cither nation to furnish privateers to a third nation with which tho other was nt war. Thus, when wo wero fighting Spain, France could not, by tho terms o our treaty with her, permit her cltlrcns to nccept letters of marn.no and fit out privateers to molest our commerce. Whether Spain has a similar agreement with the European powers.thcrc Is no means near at hand of know Inc. Hut any way, her commerce would furnish but meagre Inducements to this form of legitirantlrcd piracy, nnd her nnty Is mill clcntly formidable to render tho risk out of all proportion to tho prospective prizes. In short, the game would not bo worth tho candle. It is probable, therefore, that whatever priva teering Is dono in caso of wnr between tho United States nnd Spuinwlll bo nlmost entirely If not quite confined to the citizens of the two warring nations. Sentiment in this country lias alw ays licen against privateering as n motbo 1 of war making, nnd ns our navy is now strong enough to stand nf Itself, what necessity of letters ot marquo onco existed for us has passed uwa. THE UOT.T.AST) BOAT'S TRIAL TRIP. Submarine essel orr for a Week's Test at Princess nay. Tho Holland submarine torpedo boat Plunger left Kllznbethport st noon yesterday for her final private trial. Sho was convoyed out by tbo tug Erie, nnd will spend about ono week In manoeuvring nt Princess Bay. She Is under charge of Mr. Holland, her Inventor, and has a full crow of six men. A number of dummy tor pedoes woro taken nlong, and the trial will bo exhaustive. Mr. Holland also took along a United States flag and n Union Jack. The Plunger's trill ntthls time has no warllko sig nificance whntoior. Tho Plunger arrived In Perth Amboy harbor early in the nfternoon nnd began work Imme diately. Sho dived and came un under a loaded coal bargo half a mile away, and did a few moro similar feats. Then she tied up for tho night at the Rarltan dry dock. NE1T ARK'S NEW NAVAL RESERVE. A Call ror Beventynve Volunteers to Serve la Case or llir, A provisional division ot tho Battalion of the East, New Jersey NuvnlRescrvo, Is to be formed In Newark by Lieut. Goldingay of tho Second Di vision, Tho men will bedrillod and Instructed, but will not bo sworn In unless they nro wanted becnuso of a war botw ocn tho United States nnd Spain. Tho organization will bo disbanded if it Is definitely settled that thero is to bo no tight ng. The cull for tho formation of tho division lias been sent out. It asks for eevontj-llvo vnl uutoers, each botween IB und 35 J ears old. ll,a first nuotlng Istobo hold on Monday night at ltofovilln Park Hull, The Admiral lliiggs Association of Naval Vol crnns of Newark bus adopted resolutions on tbo Maine calamity and offered its services to the Government in caso of wnr with Spain. JEERS OF Till! HAVANA RADDLE. Bull FKblluc Parly Ksulls Over tbe Bains or the Slnlne. Passengers on tho Ward line steamship Con cho, which nrrivod yesterday from Havana, say tbnt while tho ship was lying In Hatana har bor, near tho wreck of (he American battleship Maine, on Sunday, sovernl parties of Spaniards In boats on their " to a hull light passed near llio Mulnu and jeeied at tho AmtrJcan ensign fluutluir nt linlf-mnst from tho ri'in. Homo of the men In tho boats threw things nt the flag. WhiletMoof tho Concho's pnescngers wero out In n row boat near tho wrLck they beard men passing in an oxi ursion boat sny in Spanish. Vo gavo them what they desert od" nnd " Wo will repeat that if i.ucsuur." ew IlniuurU IlUtrlbuled at Fort Thomas. Cincinnati, O., Feb. si.-Col. Co:hran of Fort Iboinas, acting under instructions from Wash ington, to ilii) ordered that thu soldiers at the rifle range, ubout twent) din miles nun), re turn nt once lo the fort, hitbre batonutsof a nuHly adopted pattern thai tiin bo usod iu trenching tools woro distributed, blgiilflciint Is the fninuency Willi which tho men aro being put through the fatiguo drill. h v l Tbo llallnay Trala or the Tnrmletb Century Is iDdlcated by the Sew I'enmjlranla Limited, Ble UOKraulisr, stuck reports, lllirary, barbershop, haih room, au4 a laUici' maid are sumo of It novel tea-H-'.".- xflrt K,w Vor ,trT morning for tb BANNA. KNOtTB OFNO OACBBrOB WAS AdksrM u the Throry of Aeeldeat Yfbat Arekblshcp Irflaad Rata, Senator Mark A. Hanna of Ohio cams on from Washington yesterday to attend a meeting of tho Maritime Association to bo held to-day. He went to the Waldorf-Astoria nnd spent tho evening there. About the Spanish situation he aid to n Su.N reporter: " So for as I know thero Is no reason for wnr with Spain. Thero Is no chango In tho situa tion, and nothing that I hat ohcard has changed my opinion that the sinking ot tho Malno was aocldontal. I think that tbo sinking of tha ship wns duo to an accident. That Is merely my guess. Tbo newspapers know ns much about tho matter as anybody. All tho information that I havo heard that tho Government received has been given to tho press. Congress bcoius to havo soborod down, nnd everybody Is waiting for tbo report of tbo Board of Inquiry. Until that has been recolvcd no conclusions enn bo reached. Tho ovlrlenco tho board secures will not bo mado public until the Investigation is finished, of courso, nnd until thon nothing can bo determined. There Is no stgnlficnueo In tho fact that no news hns been received. How could any bo received at this stago of tho pro ceedings!" " What will happen In caso it Is found that tha explosion was not duo to an accldont t" wns nsked. " I won't nntlclpato," roplied Sonator Hanna. " My guess Is that it w as nn accident, and noth ing I have board conflicts with that opinion. Archbishop Ireland of St. Paul lsnt tho Waldorf-Astoria for n short stop on his way from Washington to Ms homo. Ho snld last night tbnt be hoped thero would not bo n war with Spain or any other power, and that ho could not bellovothnt tho Spanish Government had any thing lo do with tho destruction of tbo wurohlp Maine. "Torpedoes aro not set off like firecrackers," be said, "and It seems Inconceivable that tlio ship wns deliberately sunk, I do not think that tho United Statos would go to war without right on their sldo, so that their cause would bo upheld by all tbo nations of tbo world. It war Is necessary tha country must accent It. but I am convinced that we will not go to war save as n last resort, but when it comes, our hands must bo clean, and right must bo on our side." NO UVRRY FOR HIS PROJECTILES. President or tbe Slrrllnc Company data Back from Washington slaws a tbo Maine. PlTTsnono, Pa., Feb. 24. C. II. Wheeler, President of tho Sterling Projectile Company, is positive that tho loss of tho battleship Malno was not due to an explosion aboard ship. Ho said to-day: "You can't oxplodo brown gunpowder at less than 000 Fahrenheit, and, as tho tempcraturo of tbo magazines on board tho Maino taken on Tucsda) oenlng, Feb. 15, nt 8 o'clock, showed that the temperature was only 50, It seems Im possible than an boar and twenty minutes later tho explosion which demolished tho battleship could havo bocn caused by the Ignition of powder aboard. I am posltlvo tho ship was blown up from the outside. In former yearn tho Spaniards laid Havana Bay wltb deadly mines. I believe that some Spanish fanatic was acquainted with tho lay of tho mines, nnd, hav ing access to the electric wires connecting them with the shore, exploded one. Of course the Spanish Government had no hand In themntter." Mr. Wheeler has roturned from Washington, where ho was instructed not to put himself out to deliver tbo projectiles, ordered three months ago, any faster that tho contract requires. STRACVSANS READY TO FIOHT. Hourly noo or Them Declare Tbelr ITIIIInc nets to Voltst In tbo Itvent or War. SrnACrsE, Feb. 24. Noarly 300 solid Syra cusans havo declared themselves willing to en list as volunteers for three years, unless sooner discharged, in tho event of war with Spain. Every man of them has attested his signature to tbls declaration before a notary public and stands ready to respond at onco to his conntrj's csll. The movement is under the direction of Charles M.A.Smith, formerly connected with the Commissary Department of tbe regular army, who has been connected with cverv brunchof tbo sorvlce except tbo cavalry. All who havo signified tbelr readiness to enlist aro mon who can be relied upon. Mr. Smith says he has no authority from tbe Government, hut proposes, in case war Is declared, to be ablo to report with a flno company of earnest men ready for service. Iirjssoriir will do her duty. Gov. fltephona Saya Sbe Trill Be Consplensus ir a scrimmage Comes. St. Louts, Fob. 24. Gov. Lon M. Stephens to day placed himself In line with the fighting Governors wbo expect a declaration of war ngalnst Spain. In an interview ha said this morning: " Thcro never has been any doubt In my mind that the Maine disaster was caused bv Spanish treachery. Neither an apology from Spain nor an indemnity will appease the wrath and Indig nation of the American people. Wnr to day. in my mind. Is Imminent, and our peoplo should Ereparo for the worst. Missouri will do nobly erduty." Adjt.-Gcn. M. F. Bell Is computing the preclso militia strength of the State. TnREE YEARS OF FIODTINO. Tbe Cubana or Tbla City Celrbrata tbe Third Anniversary or tbe Revolution. The Cubans of this city met last night in Chlckcrlng Hall to celebrate tho third anniver sary of tho present revolution. Scfior Juan Fraga, President of tho Council nf tho Cuban Revolutionary ( lub, opened tho meeting. Sefior Braro y Correoso and Scfior Knrio.no Jose Varona mado specebos, describing tho threo years of horoio wnrlaro and tho awful suffer ings ot tho Cuban patriots in their struggle for liberty. Sefior Enrique Trujlllo. editor of Kl Forvenir, suggested Unit a despatch be sent to President McICinle),in tbe name of tho Cuban patriots, expressing their grief for tlio loss of tho Maine. Tho suggestion wub unanimously adopted, amid cheers for America and Cuba Libre. irRLCRERS START FOR UAYAXA, VS. K. Chapman Went lmterdny with a Der rickUnderwriter to iio To.liay wltb Another. Tho Merritt-Chnpman wrocklng tug William E. Chapman sailed yesterday for Havana ton ing the derrick bargo F. It, Sharp. Sho cleared tbe Hook at 0-30 A. M. and is duo at Havana in about six days. Theoeoan tug Underwriter w ill start for Havana this morning towing tho wrecking derrick Chief, which hns been built up for a sea voyage. '1 ho Underwriter will re turn for I ho big Iron bariroLono Star about two weeks bunco nnd will toko her lo Hu ana. 'Ihu Lono Star will bo usod to roeolvo the heavy material from tbe wreck of tho Maine, A Momorlal Service at Sailors Snug rtarbor. A service In memory of tho dead seamen of tho Malno was held yestorday In the Randall Memo rial Church, Sailors' Snug Harbor, S. I., yester day afternoon. The church altar had boen draped wltb American flags and crape. Tho or gnnlst wns James Crnbtree nnd tho soloist. Miss Anna Chrlstensen, soprano. Speilnl features wore the singing of '"lhellcroos' March," from Mendelssohn, nnd the " Funcrul Mnrch" from Beethoven. Tho sorviccs concluded with tho singing of tho " Htnr Spangiod Banner " by the old sailors. Blanco's Letter or Cnudolenee. Washington, Feb. 2L The State Depart ment received by mail this morning from Hu vnna tbo following expression of condolonco for tho disaster to tho Malno, addressod to Consul General Leo by Captain-General Blunco: "It becomes my painful dut) to express to ou my profound sorrow for tbo misfortune which occurred yesterday on board the American ship Malno. I nssoelato mjsilf with ull my heart lo the grief of tho tuition nnd nf the families who have lost some of their members; and upon doing so I dnnotnnh ex press in) personal sentiments, but 1 spenk In tho nanioof alltbo InlinbltiintHof Havana, witnesses of tho catastropho which has nltllclod uu many homes. God guard ) on many ears." First Clnlra for a Mnlno Penolon. Washington, Fob. 24. An application was mado nt tho Pension Bureau today for tho alloiTancoof a pension to tho widow of a lcilm of thu Malno explosion, the first growing out of that disaster, 'llio claimant Is Mrs, Harriet Ariiinis of mis elly, dei"iulenl mother nf ,1, T, Adams, a coal piisroi. 'llio dslin was sturlrd riirlit ulnng. nnd within a fun net ksMrs. Aduius will bo ictehln.'ii petition of $12 a month. I, ton I'rojeellle ror (he trim finished. ItlCHMiiMi, Vn Fob, 21. Tho contract for furnishing 1,100 projectiles to the Hovernnicnt was completed today by thu Tredgur Iron Works, four months alicml of time, Tlio llnt shipment'was mado In September, and live r.ir loads were shipped to Now York to-dny, 'I ho largest nro 4 Hi feet long and 12 inches thick, llioi weigh from 300to 1.000 pounds, huch projuetila has been inspected carcfull) by A, C. Meagher, the local Inspoctor of tbo Ordnance Dopartmcnt. and approved. They are intended lot tbo army and.nol the navy. RELIEF ' FOR , SUFFERERS. A 31XT.T., REPORTED FHOU TUB llOUSR NAVAI. COMMITTER it mpHM t Pay lo Hie Wlvee of tb Mon leit In the Bnltlethlp Maine or to Tbelr Parent ar Brothers and Ststora an Amount Net to Rsceed Twelve aloaths Pay. Washington, Feb, 21. Representative Hon telle to-day completed his bill for tho rcllof of tbo survivors of tha Maine disaster, and to pro vide for tho w Idows and children of tho victims. It Is somewhat moro comprehensive than the moasuro relating to tho loss of tho Trenton, Vandalla, nnd Nlrislc nt Samoa in 1680. It re ceived tha npproval of tho members of tho Com mltteo on Naval Affairs, and Mr. Boutello was desirous ot securing consideration this nfter noon. But tho Sundry Civil Appropriation bill had the right of way, and, after consultation with Speaker Hoed, Mr. Boutello Introduced it In tho usual way ond It was formally reforred to tho Commltteo on Naval Affairs. At tho first opportunity It will be reported to tho Houso and action nskod. It provides that to reimburse tho surrlvors ot the officers and crow of tho Malno for losses Incurred by them respectively there shall bo paid to each of such survivors n sum oqtial to tho losses so sustained by them, pro vided that in no case shall tho aggregato sum allowed exceed tho nmount of twelvo months sell pay of tho grado or rating held by such por son at tho tlmo llio losses wcro Incurred. That tho widow, child or childron, and In esse there bo no such, that tho parent or paronls, and if there bo no parent, tho brothors and sis tors of tho officers nnd enlisted men and others who wore lost In tho destruction ot ssid vessel, or who havo died within ono year from thodato of tbo disaster in consequenoo of Injuries re ceived in tho destruction of said csscl, shall be ontlticd to and receive, to wit : Tho relatives in tho order named a sum equal lo twelve months scapsyof tho grade or rating of each person deceased nsnforcBiild; provided, that tlio legal representative of thedocoasod porsonssball also bo paid any arrears or pay duo tho doceased at tho tlmo of their death. That tha accounting nfilccrs arc hereby au thorized to conllnuo for n period of threo months nn) allotments which mny bat o been made In faorof nny rclntltcBof tho degrees horelnbo foro enumerated by any of thootllcorsand men attached to tho Malno who lost tbelr lives In, or inconsequence of, tho disaster to thatvossol; provided, that tha nmount nf the allotments so continued Blinll bo deducted from tbo amount of twclvo months' sea pay nllowodto such beno flclnries hy Irtno of this act. That tho relief granted by tho provisions of this net shnll bo deemed nnd taken to bo full compensation for and in satisfaction of nny nnd nil claims whatsoover on account of loss or death bj tho destruction of tbe Malno on the part of tho beneficiaries hereinbefore designated, and tho mothoJs ot presenting and establishing snld claims hereinbefore prcscribod shnll bo followed in lieu of tboso prescribed by tho nctBor pnrts of acta heretofore cnattril relating to theptc sontationof similar claims. That no claim shnll bo allowed under tbo pro visions of this act which shall not bo presented within two years after the date of its pnssngo. That the Secretary of fho Navy bo authorized, whenever In his discretion it mny bo deemed a practicable expedient, lo cause tho remains ot nil or nny of thoio who perished in consequenco of sucli disnstir to be removed to tho Unltod States cemetery nt Arlington, provided that tho relntlves of any such deceased officers and others mentioned in this net who proferthnt tho remains of such bo taken to their homes within tho United Stntcs. shall lmvoiuch prll lege cxtendod to them, and tbe expenso thereof shall bo borno by tho United Statos, and tho sum of $10,000, or so much thereof as may bo necessary. Is hereby appropriated to carry out the provisions of this section. TBiE TWO EXPLOSIONS. A Bchrneetady Survivor Describes tbo Disaster to the llatilesklp.irnlue. Sctienectadv, Fob. 24. Tho fathor of Am brose Ham of this city, wbo was a Bailor on tho battleship Maine, and w ho at first was reported killed, lo day received n letter from his son, dated at Key West (United States Hospital), In which tho)oungmnn describes the scene of tho explosion. Young Ham was on tho watch that night, from 8 to 12 o'clock. Ho hod strung his hammock for tha night so as to ha a It in rcndl nessforblm when oft duty at midnight. Had he not been on watch ho would bavo been killed, no doubt, as not ono in tho compartment whero bo slept w ns sat cd. After snj ing that tho crow wus having n happy tlmo from ii o'clock till Oin dancing und hcuiing tho music, joung Hum writes: "Ihrco bells, or 11:30, sounded, nnd nothing occurred towurn us of tho accident soon to happen. About twenty minutes to 10 I v as standing at the break of the poop and wns going to turn around to walk further aft, when I Baw n flash ot light or fire, which bocmed to c elopo tho wholo ship, then henrd a report, and I was hit with apioio of iron on the left sldo of mv faco. Then a second report, longer nnd more terrible than tho first, occurred, nnd tho big ship wns lifted out ot tho water and fell back into tho water, a mass of broken nnd tangled Btcol that is, tho forward part of tlio ship. Fifty feet from the stern forward was not touched. When sho settled b ick Into tbo water Bbo began to sink. When I recovered from tbo shock I ran nft to the Captain's boat and helpod to loner it, and we picked up a lot ot men that were In the water. We then wero takon on board tho Ward lino steamer. 1 shall never forgot tho ecene of that etuloslon. " Whether tho ship was destroyed bvoutsldo pcoplo or accident can only bo proven by Inves tigation, nnd It may can so war. If so, I will do my best to fight for my lounlry. Wo hno taken n great deal from the Spaniards, moro than nny othercountry would havo taken, and If wo do nothing In tills matter nnd let It pass by, wo mav ns well haul down the Stars and Stripes and havo no American nation. I don't think It was done by tho Spanish Government, but by tbo pcoplo who nro in Havana and who caused tlio riot not long ago." Young Ham has about $1,H00 in bank here, left by his met her. Ho writes that ho Is doing uUelj nnd that ull ot tho wounded sailors nro anxious to get well so that they can go on duty again If war breaks out. RUSSELL BAOE HAS PRIVATE NEWS. ITbetber or .Not I ho Maine n Blown Dp from Outsldr, Klnnd l tbe President. Russell Sage, tbe financier, was asked last night If it was Iruo that hehad private informa tion indicating t lint the explosion tbnt de stroyed the Malno was an outsido ono. He said: " What I said to tho reporters this nfternoon was that I stood by the President. I believe that this Is a time when evory loyal American citizen should stund by tho President in what ever he may do. Ho is waiting for the proof re garding tha destruction of tho Malno. That Is what no should all do. It Is true that I have had private Information that would Indicate that tho Malno wns blown up from the outsido. If that information Is correct, then Spain must pay largo Indomnltlos not only for tho destruc tion of the bo it, but sbo must pay for tho sup port nf tho wives und tho families of tbo men who woro killed." " What is tlio source of your private informa tion, Mr. Sago I" nsked tho reportor. "Ah. I can't tell on tint, "mild Mr. Sage. "I haven t tbo rln-ht to disclose tbo bourro. nnd if I had It would not bo proper In llio present ex citement for mo to do so. Tlio Information wns conveyed lo mo by u mini well up. by man in u position to know tho facts, riinco I rocclved thlB Information I bnvu beon endeavoring to got further facts that would either proveordls provo It. 'J hut Is ull I will sa. What tho Prusldout is waiting for nnd what the country Is wailing for is tb" proof. If that is forth coming, then -" Mr. Sage shut hu teeth nnd said emphatically: "Spain will bo mado to pay. But let us havo tho proof first. Lotus standby tho President whatever tho facts are. He can be trusted." I'npurliiK Torpedo Boats ror Trial, HniSTOL, R. L, Feb. 24. Arrangements are being inudo for tho official trials of tho two new 20 knot torpedo boats Gwln and Talbot, It Is generally believed that the trials will tuko place next week. Both boats nro practically i endy for sorvlce. In a spin down tha biythis wocl. thoGnlu btitmid lliut Mic hurt both her torpedo tubes In position and apparently needed only ber armament and crew, Lieut. 51. A. An dorson Is hero looklug after the Government's interests. Senator Allen ftllhdraws Ilia Bosolullon. Wasiiinoton, Fob. 2 1-Tlio resolution offered tcstcrdnv by Senator Allen (Pop., Nob.) for ABe lect committee of llvohennlors to Investigate affairs n (ho Island of Ciiht wns laid beforo tho beiiHln, Ah fonu ns It wns read Mr, Allen suU- "Bclngalllldlrom the Wilo taken venter di Unit tint tale of this rei-olutliiii itijultu well suulcd, 1 bc'jr leave to viitbiliavv it from thu fur ther UJIisi.lcTltilill of llio hellllto." 'ihu Vice-President I'hu resolution is withdrawn. LOnnrl'c Aro carefu"lr Prepared from nUUU O pnroly vegetable ingredients, LP HI R nml Bro mlld yet certain In effect. They cure all liver troubles, bllloujuen, headache. Indigestion. 25c " T . - t OOMEE BVRXa A SUGAR ESTATE Its Owaers Bad Ba Crladlnc "agar Con trary to His Order. IlAVANA, Fab. 24. The Important sugar estate Canamabo. In the jurisdiction of Trinidad, Santa, Clara province, owned by Messrs. Smith & Fisher, has been grinding against tha orders ot Gen. Gomez. Tho estate had A strong Spanish garrison. The result was that the Insurgents under Gens. Rrgo and Gonzales attacked the estato and, oxcopt the house whero the manager lived, destroyed everything In sight from tho heavy machinery to the sugar cane in tho fields, Tho Spanish garrison, It Is officially announced here, made a herolo defence, though It was finally overpowered. The Spaniards had four killed and ton wounded and tho Cubans four killed. A NAVAL CARRIER PIOEON. It Lands on a Seboner, Wearing si Rlkben stamped "If. a. n.tt Havana, Feb. 24. Tho Captain of tha schooner It. E. Somers reports from Cardenas that on ths afternoon of Feb. 8 a carrier pigeon alighted on tho schooner Collins W. Walton'in front of 8hot Key nnd Slat Key Bank. Tho pigeon had n ribbon tied to one of Its legs with tho Initials " U. 8. N." Consul Barker III In Cnba. Havana, Feb. 24. Nows from Ssgua has beon rocelvod to-day to tho effect that the American Consul there, Mr. Walter B. Barker, is sick with pneumonia. Ho Is n very popular man in Cuba and is highly esteemed by Ameri can residents In tho island. A rtrslatont or south Dakota Cowboys. Sioux Falls, S. D.. Feb. 24. Col. Sheaf a, com manding tho State militia. Is recruiting a regi ment of cowboys for service against Spain. Col. Shcafo said to-night that thoso men are tho toughest on oartb. They nro Inured to hard ships, have fought Indians, and he believes that If they nro turned loose on tbo Spaniards in Cuba they can whip them In a very short time. ' Crnduatlns; Class or Pbyslclana OErsr to Servo In War. Baltimore, Md.. Feb. 24. The graduating class of the medical department of Baltimore University, numborlng mors than 100 young physicians and surgeons, has passed resolutions offering the servico of all the mombors to the Government in caso of war with Spain. Tho resolutions will bo forwarded to Socretary Alger. Bunee Is Von a near Admiral. Commandant F. 5f. Bunco of the navy yard In Brooklyn recolvcd his commission as Rear Ad miral yesterday, and his flag ns such was hoisted on the Vorraont. The flag was greetod bj-a ealuto of thlrtoen guns. Beforo thecloso of tho year Admiral Bunco will retire under the ngo limit. All tho officers ut tho yard called yes terday to congratulate him on bis promotion. Minneapolis Out or tbe Dry Dork. PniLADELPniA. Fob. 24. Tho cruiser Mlnne npolls was floated into tho Delaware River at high tldo this afternoon from the dry dock at League Island and is lying at ono of tbe piers. Sbo has a crow of seventy mon thus far. Ills tho belief nf, tho ard that as soon as her lull quota nf mon Is obtained her destination will be Key West. Tug Underwriter Delaved In Salting-. Boston. Mass., Feb. 21. The wrecking tug Underwriter did not Bail for Havana to-dny, ns was expected, but will probably leave to morrow, touching at Now YorK to take in tow tho float ing dorrick Chief. Officials of tho Boston Tow boat Company refuse to glvo any reason for tho delay further than to soy that the machinery la to bo overhauled. Sons oreterans Willing to right. Knoxvimjc Tcnn., Feb. 24. The division en campment of tbo Sons of Vctoransof Tennessee nnd Alabama completed its work here at noon to day. Among tho proceedings was tbo adop tion of a resolution deploring the destruction of tlio Maine nnd offering the serv Ices of theSonB of etorans in case ot a war with Spain. Brooklyn Vetorano Beady to Fight Spain. The One Hundred and Thirty-first Regiment Veteran Association in Brooklyn has adopted resolutions of sympathy regarding tho ilalne disaster and declaring: "That tbo same spirit wblch led us to the defenco of our country in 3 801 und 1805 is still alive within our breasts, nna If nny wrong has been dono we hereby offer our services toour beloved country and Its flag." KENTUCKY'S RED BIRD EAW. Commotion Canard by an Altompt to Bnrorce a Freak liaaetment. From the Nathttlle Baniur. The caged red bird is just now a causa of seri ous controversy in Louisville, Ky. And It all grows out of a Grand Jury nnd an alleged over7calous young Chief of Pollco. aovcral years ago u rural member of the Stato Legislature, in his deslro to enroll his name on tho scroll of fame, Introduced a bill prohibiting tho keeping of rod birds, martins, or other wild song birds in cages, and providing for a penalty of a flno for t iolatlon of tho same. Tho bill, by tome freak of statesmanship, bo enmo a law, but no efforts wero mado to enforeo it. It was a dead lotter. Recently, however In Loulevlllo, a Grand Jury that could find no evidence Bho.vlng tho existence of pool rooms fnru banks. Blot muchlnos, or ji ncl huuf es, stum bled on the red bird law, nnd Immedlntoly called tho Chief of Police. Jacob Haagcr, boforo It and sternly demanded to know why ho bad not enforced tho red bird law. The Chief hud nov er heard of tho law, bo tho foreman of the Grand Jury took up tho Kentucky statutes und rend tbo act. Chief Hanger, who is young, nnd who has only recentl) had his honors und his gold badge thrust upon him, left tlio Gtuiid Jury room thoroughly impressed nnd with bis mind mado up to enforce tbo law- lo tlio letter. And he has done it like u Spartan. Ho went to bis own home, whoro ho had a "Kentucky cardinal" caged, n beautiful bird that had never known freedom that wub as tnmo as a kitten the plaything of tho Chief's children. Ho took the cage trom Its hook, carriod it out of doors, and opened it. Thn cardinal emerged, fluttered around his head n few minutes. Its eyes star In? at the new world, seen for tho first time then it timidly rested on tho Chief's shoulder ' Ho stroked It gently, tears coursing down his weather-hardened cricks, then he did his duty under the law. Ho pushed tho bird from him nnd went Into the house. Tho cardinal nwk wurdlv flow to tho grnpo arbor, where it rested A neighbor s eat saw tho frightenod bird nnd stealthily slipped upon it. 'I here was a thump a flutter, ono wild, smothered scream and the ciirdinal was no more1. '1 hat night when tho 300 policemen of the city lined up for Inspection nnd orders tho red bird lnvv wns rend to them with duelmprcssivonoss and they weio told to do thelrdutv. How well this hum performed was nttcalod by midnight w hendon ns of t hu Indignant cltlzons called at tbo Central PollcoStntlon to Icurn what tho outrage meant. 'Ihej had been ordered to turn their pet red birds louso and thoy unanimously refused to do It. By noon tho noxt day nearly 400 citlzons had been ordered to lot their red birds go or submit to arrest und lino, 'ihero wiro many pathetic, incidents nnd numerous letters on b th sides of tlio question wcro sent to tlio Chief of Police Tbo met that nearly all of tho birds would bo helnlesH If turned loose: that they would starve to doulli or would furnlbh a meal for predatory eats or ho pecked to death by pugnacious soar, ions, cut no figure, 'llio law said the mubt bo turned looso, and tho law must bo nbeved Ono poor mun brought his bird to ho pollco station and lefl It, boo uisc he hud not the heart to turn it looso. A llttlo crippled toy tarried his bird to tho Chief ot Police' in hlilfand"tlm bird being to tamo that It would not fiv awai Uno of the Captains of police svv ore ho would re sign beforo ho would turn his red bird loote Ho propoied to net iiround tho law by piiliding n room for hli bird In bis homo, thus lctllne- it Hy nnd not confining it in a cuge. Ihu clainur became so great that It threat ened to disrupt tho political party In control of thu town, fciiforicinint of tho law was bus nended in order to obtain relief from the Leuls Inture. now 1 1 siioslon. Itei roioniutivi. Hurry Pullliim, who Leops bin band in ror inaiiagliiu th. Lou ivlllo Iliwba'I Club by laklmr li'li'v part in Ihu ilelibi rations of n belligerent Ltglsla. lure. Introduced a b 11 repealing itio led hint act. This bill w 111 in ull probabllty pass be-to: o .ho end nf tne hecHlon, 'I ho KentiiiKy ii'd bird Is to the Kcntuckluii what tin; houtlicrn iiioi kingbird is lo the LouUl. nninii. It is a little lurgcr. possibly, thnn the mockingbird, mid u much Prettier In look upon. Its reditu re mo n deep rid. tho wings, lull, and . rown being tlppi d will. I la, k. As a wi. ,t,'r It is without n rival tho notes of tho fnr-fiiinod mockingbird bomg less musli aI. It is Impossl bio lo intiiuorkce'pueugod rod bird captured after Ills a juar nil. Tho joutig ones, taken before tin-) aru nblu tr. 11. uro tbo ones that are tamed and kept. These, nf course, know nothing of the friodom they have lost, nor do tlit know him to tako I'nro of themselveu. 'lo turn them ,uo-,e, csptcluHy In i)m winter, would bo barbarous. James ljtno Allen, tho Kentucky writer. Iibb liiiiiiortallzod thu rod bird b making him a hero of his i.pv el, "A Kentucky lardiuu K Published four or live) ears ago. ' Latest Marian Intelllaeueo. Arrlvod-Ss Frledrlcb dtr Qroste, froa Bremen! Pocsiioataa. from fllbraltar. ""both WKLWMLWMLwWLVLWLwmimmmmimkwam 11 I ii iffcK Snow Italtlnf, rS 1 f iVTT you" woman J y NWPofnTT c'are ,0 ,un 01t Vj In tare headed, V )yyf Mil II Hill "! bare hand. ,2L IU111I1 ed stnU frolic ' YttJjri'v. V-3 na snow bill v.,4 T 5v i?. whrwlnter. 3 v-SirtnWBsVO W ?he w o I rJWkWWm& ne muffled up I A Jtiimm AJ7 " Hke hot-houss &. IM gKrJ " flower, befora d$ dti v I'kV"" Bn even "lel fK V I V. would shudder AWMI I ' thc thought JMM ) JcO of rollicking in WM , l'3s m the snow ns JeWm their frrand. The trouble Hes In the fact that too few women enjoy perfect health and strength. of the special womanly otganUm. A worn, an who is not well and strong locally can not enjoy good general health. Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription cures nil weakness and disease of the delicate and Impottant organs concerned in wifehood anil mother hood. It is the most perfect and scientifia remedy ever devised for the peculiar ail ments of women. It restores womanlv power, strength and virility. It tones and builds up the nerveswhich have been shat. tered by suffering and disease. .Itvotrects all irregularities and derangements and stops exhausting drains. It restores weak, nervous invalids to perfect health. It is intended for this one class of disorders und Is good for no other. It Is the discover' of Dr. R. V. Pierce, for thirty years chief con suiting physician to the Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute, at Buffalo, N, Y. No other known medicine can take its place. " I have been troubled with female wtsknr t that my physician called catarrh nf the womb " writes Miss Tean Conner, of Catfish, Clarion Co Ja "I doctored for it and did not get better. At last I commenced taking Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription. I got better right along and when I had taken four bottles was cured. I recom mended the 'Favorite Prescription' to a friend of mine. She has been using it and thinks it is wonderful." Constipation Is a little Illness that if neglected builds a big one. Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets cure constipation. One little " Pellet" Is a gentle laxative and two a mild cathartic. They never gripe. Wriggling Eye Glasses are a plague. They bother you now mar harm you forever. Good otcullsts used to say: Spectacles for steadiness. Now they bu : Get tho Schmidt clip; it holds wltboui hurting. Attached for 50 cents. Circular FIIEE. Oculists' Prescriptions flllod. Factory on rrsmlies. Quick repairing. OPEN EVENINOS. Phone 1968 38. F. G. Schmidt, Optician 1 6 East 42d St-a'uA WHAT A HORSE CLUB IS. A Liveryman's Schema to Vlafae Moner and Satisfy Ilia Patrons Vanity. From the Wathinoton Bltnina Star. "What's a horso clubj" iskod.tho mon in ths silk hat. "Didn't you over hear of one!" responded ths man doing tho bulk of thc tnlking. "I think not. Go ahead nnd tell us." "Well, you know It costs moro than a good many peoplo want to spend to koep a horso and vehicle, whatever kind it mny be. Indeed, in tho cities it Is quite beyond tho means ot most. In the smaller towns of thc country It Is mors nearly possible, for a horse may bo boarded nc any country livery stable for (10 s month and sometimes oven less If dono hy tho year. But even In such favorable circumstances there nro many peoplo who don't like to own a horse and board him at a stable, whore he may be badly treated or ho may get sick and dlo. or keep hlra at home, whero ho Is liable to be treated worse than In a livery stable. That hninir iiunu r know of a liveryman in ono of the towns I visit, a placo of 0,000 inhabitants, who Is enterprising enough to make the effort to meet tho wants of that kind of peoplo. This man went around among bis acquaintances until he found twenty five who wero willing to Day him iflO a month each for tho uso of n horse Just what they would pay for tho board of one if they owned it. But thoy did not want liver" horses, so he agreed to give each patron tho same horso nlways and not lot it go to any other person. Then be be gan buvlng up second-hand buggies and phae tons and good, sorviceablo horses, until he had S'.'.Spp invested in tho private plant, ns he called it. Ho had to hlro only one extra hand, and he had room In plenty, so theadditonal expense, be yond feed, was not much. He had ncen run ning his plant a year when 1 saw him, nnd lie told mo that tho ontlro expense wns $130 a month, and that be took in $250 rash every month, leaving him a not profit on his 2,500 Investment of fl.tlOO n year, nnd overy member of the horso rlub Wis so pleased that ho bad booked for another y oar, and there w ere n dozen applicants for membership. 'Of course ho lost something by putting some of bis good customers Into the club, blithe got them for n year that way, and ho was willing to lose one 852 drive to pick up forty 50-cent ones. Now, concluded tho drummer, "that you hnve learned what a horse club Is, perhaps you might Buggost It to your frieuds In the country and let them try It onco." Anstrlan Ilunieon Discovered. ironi the Lnndon Globe. The other day It w as found necessary to repair part of tbe foundations ot an Inner wing of ths Cnstello of Udlne, a great, square, ugly building of threo centuries ago, now used as barracks and chll prisons. On tho flooring being ro moved, the workmen came upon a small, mis sive, tight-fitting stone trapdoor. It was raised with difficulty, and itdisclosed, as in romances, a flight of steps. On going down It with lights tho workmen found themselves in n sub terranean chamber. From one corner of this ran a passage in tho walls of which were live low narrow doorways, opening into the uo'l horrible prison cells imnglnablo. The doorws) s Btlll held the benvy iron hinges which had sup ported enormously thick doors, as shown by the depth of the stono frame work. The pozl of tbo 1 leges' Palnce nt Vonlco must have been abodes of delight in comparison. At ths end of the passage two other cells wero found, suggestive of still mors dreadful suffering; for, while tho others aro of ordinary size, tbeso only measure two feet four by two footolght aslze thatmsrtelt Imposslblo for tbo unhappy wretches confined In them to Ho down. A small hole near the top of tho doorpost of nil tho cells was used for ths passing In of food. Examination brought to light some Inscriptions scratched on the cell walls. Ono of these was "Giovanni Grlmsnl, 1007," showing that they wero In use in civ il (zed times; and, more shocking still, as it Is a witness to the cruelty of Austria, another i in sisted of the words. " Viva I'ltalla.vlvu 1'Ilalia," and tbe signature "Glacomo Moraro." Apropos or tbe Amen llusb. From the San Franeleco AVirs Utttr The now pastor of tho Central Mothodnt Church, where worship the largest flock of 'ol lowers of tho loniuto John Wesley, InNin I rin Cisco, Is most outspoken: and in his vocabulary a spade Is called A spade. His name is ( hnrles E. Locke, nnd ho Is voung, vigorous, ml In, lit When Dr. l,ocko first came to t-nn r'riw " from tho Kast by wny of Portland be s both nnnoved and distressed bv the addicted' ness of bis congregation to tlio unplis j' habit known In clerical circles ns ' thn an en rush. Even morn trying to tho divine I " this sudden tolling of tho worshippers wa- r Irreverent piepnratioii for escape us the - c wan drawini; to a rl'ieo. 'I lie numbers of that church retire In a more orderly fashion slnio ibey wero elcctrl'i' a recent annouueeiiient, '"IhosBiif ) ou who do pot got jour ma on during the cloning pracr." rciinrfcc I 'I , " divine wltb quiet Irony, "can do so bii I !" uouiicu thu benediction," REMOVAL NOTICE, Tho Colobratoci SOEMEi PIANOS Now locuttd in I ho NEW ROIIAIEU UUILDIMr. S.W.Cor.5thAve.&22dSt.