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VOL LXY.-NO. 183. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1898. -COPYRIGHT 1898, BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. PRICE TWO CENTST Jj
ST01TINGTHEWAIUNCUBA OUR PLANS WILL REDEOIDED upon WITH LITTLE DELAT. The President Desires to Avoid War ir Possible Hc Favors Ik Bolted lull Guarantee ing the Payment or Road to Ro issued to Iluy Cuba's Freedom from Spain Our Pol icy la lie Announced !ot Later Than thn llrpnrt or llio Roord or Inquiry la Cats r War II I" "aid Ilolh Knsland aad Franco Will Maintain Slrlot Neutrality. Wahiiisotos, 1). C, March 4. While await InK the report or tho N'nvnl Board o! Inquiry m In the cause of tho explosion that wrecked tho Maine. President McKlnloy Is giving most careful nml serious consideration to tho Cuban policy that ho had In tnlnd beforo tho disaster occurred which upsot, temporarily at least, all Ills plans. Ho was ubout ready to decide upon somo definite plan of action when the new came thot has since hrouRht tho United Stales and Spain to tho vers of war, and It Is uncertain whether ho wilt gu on with the pro gramme that ho had In mind. Tho tlmo has now urrlvoil, however, whon he must tsko some action, and ho has given froauont Intimations during thn past day or two that tho Cuban question, which camo to him as a rolto of tho Cleveland Administration, will bo Bottled one way or another very soon. Secretary ling's olllclal statement to-day to the effect that tho possibility of Spanish partici pation In tho blow Ing up of tho Mnlno has been eliminated from tho problem is understood to mean th.it the Administration Is clearing the way for announcing what Its noxt uiovo toward ending tho Cuban war and bringing about Cuban freedom Is to bo. Tho President himself does not know yet just what move ho will nuke. Whatever It Is It will, of course, not be announced until after tho report of tho Hoard of Inquiry Is received; but If that report should bo a surprise to tho Administration and glvo ground for suspicion that tho Spanish nro in in- sense responsible for the destruction of the Maine, Congress might pass a war measure, and thus mako it Impossible for him to put in operation any Chbnn policy at all. If, however, tho report of tho board Bhallshovr that tho explosion was the result of accident, as tho Administration now says, officially, it bo lleves to be tho case, tho President may bo readr to supplement the report of tho board tilth tba announcement of bis plan for definitely and finally Bottling tho Cuban ques tion. The President is now in dally conference with the leading members of both houses and political and personal friends from outside of Washington, and through thom something is learned of the tenor of theso conferences. Direct Intervention does not appear to strike tho fancy of (bo President aa tho best moans of accomplishing the freedom of Cuba, although some of the ablost mon in both tho Senate and House havo advised htm that this is tho surest and safost method if the Eagasta Ministry shall refuso to tako the initiative in relinquishing Cuba. The President li so desirous of avoiding trouble with Spain and of having that Government acquiesce In advance in whatever plan he may do elds upon for ending tho Cuban war, that he listens to every suggestion patiently, and with like patience yields to the demands of Snain for more time In which to test the efficacy of the already rejected plan of autonomy. President McKInley realizes, however, that, ivlng sained a few weeks' time by tho de plorable! accident to the Maine, he cannot much longer postpone bringing the Cuban question to a head, and he does not attempt to conceal the fact that the report of tho Board of Inquiry and the final announcement of his definite and final Cuban policy will bo simultaneous. Tho proposition which at present Is most favorably considered by tho President and the leading Republicans in the Senate and House contemplates the purchase of Cuban free dom by having the United States guaran tee the bonds that will be Issued in payment. The President has told his politi cal friends that Cuba would readily consent to this plan of settlement, and. Indeed, it Is said that the Cubans are now urging It upon the Administration. There la little or no uncertainty in the President's mind as to his ability to markot the bonds, whatever price may be paid to Spain for relinquishing Cuba. He has been assured by thoso who have sounded financiers in this country and abroad that the bonds could be disposed of without serious difficulty. Col. John J. McCooe of Now'York, who is the most active advocate of this plan of settlement, has been In Washington a great deal lately, and Is here now. He has talked with the President repeatedly on the subject, and so have members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of tho House and Senate, as well as other Republicans who are as anxious as tho President to have the Cuban question settled. The Administration has undoubtedly sounded the governments of somo European nations with repard to tho attitude thoy would assume It the United States should tako vigorous action against Spain, but tho disaster to the Maine has addod a complication to tho ituatlon which did not exUt when these diplomatic inquiries were made, and a desire to retallato for the destruction of the battleship might now be regarded as an additional justifi cation for Interference by the United States. The Government of Croat Britain Is known to bo in hearty sympathy with any effort the United States may make to bring the Cuban strugglo to un end, and would probably not attempt to binder any steps by the United States against Spain either with or without the added excuse of tho destruction of tho Maine. Her Majesty's Oovcrnment would probably, therefore, main tain strict neutrality in nny phasoof tho con troversy between Spain and the United Slates. It Is understood thot tho attltudoof France has changed since tho catastrophe that has startled the world. When President Cleveland was suspected of a design to interfere with tho Cuban war, the Trench Government strongly In timated that Spain would havo its physical and moral support if Intervention were attempted. It is now said, however, that Franco has lately hinted diplomatically that Presldont McKlnloy would bo Justified In taking tho most radical measures to vindlcato American honor If It should bo shown that tho Malno wnsdc strojel through Spanish treachery. It cannot be learned whether other Governments havo been Bounded on tho subject. The President Is, npparcntly, somewhat In tho dark as to how Spain would recoivo tho proposi tion for tho relinquishment of Cuba upon tho promlBeof thu United States lo guarantee tho Payment of the purchase price of her freedom. There Is every reason to bolluvo, however, that ho has broached tho subject to tho Hagasta Ministry, mid that ho has unofllclnl us surances that the proposition might meet with favor. At prcHont Mr. McKlnloy I strongly disposed to offer Iho gunruntuo of tho United States for the payment of hondi Issued to secure Cuba's freodom, but, ns he told a Senator to-day, his mind Is not yol fully made HO. Ho has decided to act toon and positively, but he has not yet finally determined Just what to do or how to do it. ammunition Tor Fori Molt. Wiluinotok, Del., March l.-A freight ear from New York loaded with ammunition for Port Mott arrived at Delaware City today, i lie freight was transferred to the fort ou lighters. Kolhlus lo actual II. . .he.., eboolutely nothing- to equal Ihs luxury anil Mi!d comfort of a ride between New York and i aicaro on Iks now "Lake Shorn Limited" of tho ,V Xvtk Otntral-Lako "hero route. The greatest , tr"ellcrs attaints (rfeUoa.-.4ti. k ... - al M'KINLET WOULD PREPARE. The President ladorara Assistant Meerolary Roosevelt' Action. Washington, March 1. Itoprcsentntlvo Bou tcllo, Chairman of tho Houso Naval Affairs Commlttoc, in announcing his continued oppo sition to the legislation asked for by tho Navy Department, authorizing the im mediate enlistment of 1,000 mon, says that "tho publlo can go to tho dovll." Ho accompanies this with tho assurance that so far as ho knows ho Is acting in accord enco with lha doslros of Presldont McKlnloy and Bccrctury Ixng In pigeonholing the depart ment's letter urging tho cmorgency legislation. In giving this nssuranco Mr. lloutolie Is mis taken, as ho usually is whon ho undertakes to block tho plana of the Administration. Tho letter asking for authority to enlist Im mediately 1,500 additional mon was written by Mr. Iloosovelt as acting Secretory In tho Secre tary's absence from tho department last week. Tho next day tho President, whoso attention was called to the matter, and Sccrotnry Long approved tho action of tho acting Socrctary, and stated his attltudo to bo that, although ho hoped war would not come, and although ho was Inclined to think It could bo avertod, yet ho Indorsed tho policy of making complete military and naval preparations to meet any emergency that might arise. A. XOVItlSX'S HAVANA NEWS. Ctn. In on the Spanish Troops and Capt. Slgobee on Taking OTorro Castle. EuzAnrrii. N. J March I, Assemblyman O. A. Squire of this city has just received a lettor from M. IL Dlngoo, a friend, who was In Havana at the tlmo the battleship Maino was destroyed. Mr. Dlngeosays: " When wo loft Havana on Wednesday it had been found without any doubt that tho Maine was blown up from someoutsldo agency, either a torpodo or a mine. We saw Clara Barton. Sho is doing n grand work, with all tho courtesy possible shown ber by the authorities. lam compelled to enter our humble protest and ex. press our deep sense of humiliation at 00 per cent, of all tho news sent from Havana. No pcoplo could have been kinder, say whatever clso you will about them. " Wo mot socially all tho officers remaining In Havana after tho Malno went down. den. Leo Is a great hero, and, I being a Virginian, he did everything possible for us. The Olivette haa mado her last trip and U now boing cleaned and armed. "Tho Spanish troops are only boys 00 per cent, of them and very Ignorant. They have an Idea they conld land at Mobile and walk to Washing ton. Answering which Gen. Lee says ho could disperse them with our pollco force. In my bumble opinion war cannot bo avoldod longer than a week without dishonor. "Capt-SIgsbce in my presence stated that with a vessel llko the Malno ho would take Morro Castle In less than six hours." OUR WOUNDED LEAVE HAVANA. They nave Alt Keen Removed lo Dry Tortaca More IJnoxploded Powder. Havana, March 1. All the wounded Ameri can sailors who wero In Havana havo been sent to Dry Tortugas. The last five left to-day on board tho Bache. Washington Allen, Francis Cahlll (colored) and William Matteson, three of them, were removed from tho San Ambroslo Hospital. The othor two, Martin Weber and Thomas Mack, were taken from tho Alfonso XIL All have nearly recovered from their wounds er eept Matteson. His jaw Is broken, and ho was sent to tho Bache on a stretcher. The Bache also carries a body not Identified. Tho Bache will soon return to Havana to take to Key West all other bodies that may be found. The divers brought up to-day from tho Maine anothor case of powder for the 10-inch gun. Tho powder was intact. Some other small things were also recovered, and some rifles. Tho newspapers here print to-day an article signed by a Spanish officer of the nary, Sefior Ruiz del Arbol, in which the theory is main tained that the explosion on the Maine was duo to spontaneous combustion. THE VISCATA AT HAVANA. She Is Received with tho Greatest Enthusiasm by tbo Spaniards. Havana, March 1. At G o'clock this after noon the Tlzcaya passed Morro Castlo into tbo harbor of Havana, An immonse crowd gathered at the Punta ana all along tho wharves, cheer ing with the greatest enthusiasm. Many tugboats decorated with Spanish flags and full of Spanish enthusiasts went out on tho bay to receive and welcome the cruiser. As darkness camo on the bay was filled with boats of every kind exploding firecrackers, and tho people were shouting enthusiastically, "LongllvoSpainl" The Vlzcaya saluted navana with ten guns. She Is now the flagship la Capltana. The Spanish cruiser Alfonso XIL will leave shortly for Key West. THE MONTGOMERY'S HISS ION. Probably the Will Transport Food to Cuba for the noeoncealradoo. Washington, March 1. Although no de cision has been reached as to when another war ship will be ordered to tako tho place of the Maino at Havana, Secretary Long has practi cally determined to send the cruiser Montgom ery to some of the smaller Cuban ports with pro visions for tho starving reconcontrados. About fifty tons of food, clothing, and medicine, con tributed by charitable people, are at New York, and It Is proposed to transport thom In the Montgomery to Matanzas, Bagua La Grande, and Clonfuegos, where tbero Is great suffering from starvation. Supplies havo not been shipped direct to tho ports, and It has boon deemed bost to make tho original Cuban deliveries there, to do away with overland transportation from Havana, Tho Montgomery recently ro turnedSfrnraffrlcndly visits," such as tho Maine made to Havana, to Santiago do Cuba and Ma tanzas. Tho ship to Uko tbo Moino'a place haB not been nolccted, and probably will not be until tho buslnoes which Is being transacted by tho Naval Board of Inquiry has been Anally disposed of. hurry work on oun oaeetaoeb. Ultra Men Kniploxed In Iho Last Few Days on an Ordrr at Plalnlleld. Plainpibld, N, J March 1, Tho Pond Ma chine Tool Company has recolved notlco to hurry tho work on Its order for disappearing gun carriages for coast dofence, and It is now working extra men In order to finish the job. Tho prcsont order is the second that has been placed with tho Pond Company for theso car riages In tho post year. The last order was for eighteen carriage. Until a few days ago the work was carried on In tho usual way, but since then all tho available help at tho works has been prrserd into scrvltoto finish tho carriages. One of thu heavy guns from the Sandy Hook proving grounds has been brought hero, and with It tlie carriages nro tested as soon as finished. Thoy aro being sent lo tho proving grounds as fast ns ready, I'rom thrro they will go lo thn puints where they are needed for coast defence. I'nii't Heiid llodlt Howe. Wasiiimuion, March 1, Senator Fairbanks of Indiana asked tho State Department that. If possible, it obtain permission to allow tho ex humatlon of tho body of young Keyes, one of the victims of tho Maine disaster. The department instructed Consul-Qeneral Leo at Havana to make an effort to secure this permission, and Gen. Lee sent this reply: " Most tmdles burled some weeks ago unrecog nizable. Against Spanish law to exhume iiutll expiration of Ave years. Neither steamers nor authorities permit shipment of bodies unless at once embalmed and in uiotallio rases. Cost of enbalmlnn; and Incasing from KIHK) to 9800 each." TO HELP THE MAINE BOARD. CONSTRUCTOR HOOVER AND CARPEN TER HELM BENT TO HAVANA. They Co lo sire tho Court r Inquiry tho Ben efit of Their Technical Skill la Idrntirjlng Piece or Wreckage secretary Ions; Be plodea st Canard-The Situation Quieter. Wasimhqtow, March l.-Members of tho Cab inet were dooldedly reticent about tbo Maine dtsastor after the Cabinet meeting to-day. When asked whethor It had boon considered nt the session, they branched off Into an account of a discussion by the Cabinet of tho ro cont attacks on negro Federal officials In the South. It was learned, however, that tho Maine disaster had been a toplo of dis cussion, but that nothlnst ot a sonsatlonal character resulted from the exchange ot vlows on tho situation. Everything now depends on the report of the board of In quiry, and the President and his advisers agree that tho policy of taking no action beyond preparation for mooting any emorgenoy, until Capt. Sampson and his colleagues havo sub mitted their finding, is tho only one that can bo followed. An attempt was made to-day to make It ap pear that somo stmplo remarks of Secretary Long In response to a casual quostlon contained an official acknowledgment by tho Adminis tration that this Government had decided not to hold the Spanish Government responsible In any way for tho destruction of tho Maine. Secretary Long did not say anything that would bear such a construction. Attor tho Cabinet meeting ho was asked at the Whlto Houso by a nowspapor man If tho situation In regard to the loss of tho Malno had not assumed a quloter phaso. Ho remarked that this was true, and that In his opinion the element of Spanish official partici pation in the destruction of tho ship had bocn eliminated. Later In the day, when wild ru mors were In circulation that the Administra tion had deoldod not to tako any proceedings against Spain, no matter what the Board of In quiry reported, Secretary Long was asked by The Sun reporter to tell exactly what ho meant by his remarks at the White House. "Why," answered the Secretary, "I meant exactly what I said, which amounted simply to this: It stems to mo that things are growing quieter. At any rate tho element ot official participation ot tho Spanish Government in tho blowing up of the Maine Is practically elimi nated." "Does that mean," Mr, Long was asked, "that the Administration has decided that the SpanlBh Government will not be held responsi ble for tho loss of the Maine If the disaster was caused by the act ot a Spanish official without the knowledge or sanotlon of his Government I" " Certainly not," was the answer. " Tho opin ion given was purely my own. It was not offi cial. It was a casual question, and was answered casually. I have been Influenced In making it by the disclaimer of the Spanish rep resentative hero that there wero any submarine mines in Havana harbor." It was suggosted that tho denial of the Span ish Charg6 d' Affaires was merely personal, and had been expressed only through the now papers. "No,"saldSeoretaryLong, "it was official." The Navy Department haa decided to send a naval constructor and a ship's carpenter to give the benefit ot their professional and mechanical knawledgo to the Board ot In quiry In the investigation of tho cause ot the disaster. Naval Constructor Hoover and Carpenter Helm, accordingly, have been ordered to report to the board at Key West. They will not bo members of the tri bunal of inquiry, but will assist It In identifying parts of the wreck and explaining what the dis tribution of diibrls from the force ot the explo sion indicates. Only one telegram from Capt. Slgsbee was re ceived to-day. It came late this evening. It follows: "Bache leaves to-day for Tortugas with all wounded now here, five in all, names as follows; MattUon, Caslll, Allen, Webbor, and Mack. All able to walk about except Mattlson, whose Jaw was broken. Baoho takes ono unrecognizable body. " Will probably take four wounded men from Tortugas to Key West. Bocho will report to flagship on Thursday morning before entering Key West, Cannot tell when more bodies may be expected at Key West, but Bache should re turn promptly." CONGRESSMEN OFF TO CUBA. Three Senators and Two representative an a Drier Tour or Ieapoellon. Washington, March 1. Senators Galllngor, Monoy, and Thurston and Representatives William Alden Smith of Michigan and Amos Cummlngs of New York left this afternoon for Fortress Monroe, where thoy will embark for Cuba to-morrow as guests on a private steam yacht. They expect to be absent about ten days, two ot which will probably bo spent In an inspection, in their individual capacities only, of the conditions of the island, or, at least, that portion they will be able to visit in tho limited time. HA INE VICTIMS AT KET WEST. Imposing Funeral Ceremonies Te.Day Work or the Board r Inquiry, Key West, March 1. Preparations are mak ing In Key West for the burial of the bodies of tho Maine sailors that aro expected to arrive to-morrow from Havana on tho Bache. It will be tho largest and most Imposing funeral pro cession over soon hero. The band of the flag ship New York will lead and the survivors of the Malno disaster will be tho chlof mourners. Only tho flag of the United States will be floated during tho funeral. Admiral Slourd has written a letter to Mayor J. B. Moloney of Key West urging him to mako all efforts to prevent demonstrations by tho public The excitement hore is so lntenso, how ever, that It will bo hard to check the popular feoling. The Unltod States gunboat Nashville Is coal ing at tho Oovcrnment wharf hero. It is said that she will leave for Havana to bring aver sixty-seven bodies. ThojDetroll is oipectoil hers to morrow from Dry Tortugas, with coal for tho battleships Iowa and New York. She left Koy West to day, carrying provisions for tho fleet of Admiral Slcurd. Tho Board ot Inquiry to-day heard tho testi mony of several enlisted men from the Maine and of the battleship's engineers. LIEVT. CARRAVSA'S CONDOLENCE. Ills Loiter or Sympathy to Lleul. Cleavee For warded la the Department. Washington, March 1, The Navy Depart ment has received from Lieut. Albert Gleaves, commanding the torpodo boat Cushlng, which recently made a trip to Havana with supplies for tho Maine, a lottor ot condolence on account of tho disaster to the American battleship from tho commanding ollicer of tho Spanish gunboat Diego Vnlaiquoz. The letter, which is addressed to Lieut. (Heaves, is dated Cloii' fuegos, Feb. 111. It follows: "en tntntnrptdo boat CuiMng, llmwina: 'Kin: In the name of my otllcers and mon. deeply allllctcd for the catastrophe ot your urmored cruiser Maine, I havo tho honor to tend you and brother officers and men the ex pression of our true condolence. Yours, sin cerely, Jt'AN 1)K G'AIIRAUSA. "Ueuteuaut, First Class, in command ot II. Ct M. gunboat Diego Valasquez." Tho Man Who Blew Vp tba Malaol A remarkably striking colored ploture entitled "The Spanish Pirate. Is He at Work Again I" is Issued with LttUt'i WttMy Maine Disaster Number ot this week. Everybody should see it. -At. ItORRIttLK WORK IN CUR A. Terrible flevelatleae Ibe Reports or Our Con aula Will Make. WA8IHNQTON, March 1. Tho State Depart ment has received official advices from Consular offices In Cuba that four ongngenionls of considerable lmportanco havo oc curred botwocn tho Spanish forcos and tho Insurgents in tho last twenty-ono days. In threo ot these, according to tho reports, tho Insurgents wero victorious and the other was a draw. As tho communications tell ing ot these battles will form part ot tho corre spondence to bo sent to Congress tbolr contents will not be mado publlo at this tlmo. One ot the consuls quotes as authority for his statements about a particularly lively engagement, a Span ish officer who is lying wounded In a hospital. This fight occurred noar Holgutn on Feb. 18. Tho story of the Spanish Captain Is that tho force to which ho was nttached, about 7,000 in all, had been to Holgutn and was returning, whon,. about nightfall, tho column was attacked by nn unsoon force of tho enomy. Tbo Spanish troops were ordered to Ho on their faces and to return the ilro of tho insurgents whtlo In tint position. After a sharp fusillade, tho firing ceased and tho Spaniards withdrew under coror of night, Tho Captain says that tho Spanish loss was BOO killed and wounded. He did not know what losses tho In surgents had suffered. Stories of starvation and mlsory among the wretched reconccntrados are being received at tho Stnto Department in ovory Cuban mall. They aro being copied for transmission to Congress as fast as they come in. President McKlnley's acknowledgment that whon the reports aro transmitted Congress cannot be restrained from taking ac tion on tho Cuban question, has resulted In many Inquiries ns to tho date when the corre spondence will goto both houses, but nobody can fix tho exact date, eron Mr, McIClnley. An olllclal usually reticent said to TlIK 8uN re porter to-day in reference to those reports: "They toll o terrible talo, 1 have read ev try lino of them, and 1 fool confldont that the hor rors of the situation cannot bo col ored too much and go beyond the bounds of trntb. Tho pooplo of this country do not know half tho awful facts. It Is the most direful tale that could De told, and the stnld, olllclal language of tho report does not conceal tho hldcousness of what has gone on and is going on right along our very doors. "About '.125,000 persons, old men, women and children, aro now literally starving to death. Including this number, between iOO. 000 and 500,000 aro suffering from dls easo and from lack of proper food. More than 350,000 have dlod as a result of the roconcentrado order Issued by Weylor. The story ot Anderson vllle. with all its horrors, is not balf bo terrible and sickening as that which our Consuls have related. In Anderson vllle the sufferers wero men, soldiers who took it as thoy look tbo chanco of war. But In Cuba it is not men alone but n onion and children who havo been and aro being murdered by tho thousands and tens ot thousands. Mur dered, I say, for It is nothing short of murdor. Mothers with unborn babes are Included in tho list by tho hundred, and poor little children havo wasted away, dying inch by Inch. No wonder tho President believes that, when theso reports go to Congress, action on the Cuban question will follow immediately. PURITAN ALMOST IN BBAPE. Repair on the Bis; Monitor Practically Cent pleted Tho Wlnslow Ready. Norfolk, Ye,, March 1. Although tho ex citement attendant upon the Maine disaster has subsided hero. Interest in the outcome of the event Is sustained and tbo Government goes en ergetically on with its preparations, naval and military. Over at tho navy yard overy ono Is busy, and tbo sound of the hammer is never silent day or night. On tho monitor 1'urltan the finishing touches are being put to her. boilers. Tbosmo.Ve stack Is being mudo longor Ay twelvd foot. "This will lncrcaso tho draught and sncod of tho ship. To-day several Gatllng and Hotchklss guns wero hoisted to the fighting top as a permanent buttery. They will hardly bo brought down until tho war agitation has passed. The Puritan will bo dry-dockod within tho noxt twenty-four hours. Sponking of her to-day Commodore Farquhar, commandant of tho navy ynrd.suld that It would probably tako two weeks to comploto repairs on her, but in case of omergency ho could bo got ready for sea in two or thruo aayB. The two leaks discovered in the hull of the Wlnslow have been repaired and Bbe was taken from dry dock tbls morning. She coaled to-day and is oxpectod to sail to-morrow. It is un derstood that her orders aro to go to Koy West. Tho torpedo boat Footo will bo taken out of dry dock In a short timo and will soon bo ready for sea. Tho additional precautions that aro being taken at the yard in receiving visitors aro sig nificant. Heretofore vlnltora entered the yard unchallenged nni went where they pleased. Now thoy are challenged at tho gato and sent to tho Captain of tho guard, who, after Instructing them not to remain long at one placo, not to talk to any employees and not to smoko, gives them permission to enter. Tho yard pollco nuvo been materially Increased. Mate K. M. Isaac of tbo receiving ship Frank lln returned to-day from Port Royal, S. C, where bo took a draft ot sixteen men to the monitor Amphltrlto. Tho Amphltrito is ready for sorvico upon call. Sho is now being used chiefly in training sixty of Uncle Sam's boys for gun Captains. No mora recruits nro being recolved at present at the Norfolk Navy Yard, tho quota, for the Malno vacancies having been tilled, Oapt. Dickens. Assistant Chief of the Bureau ot Navi gation, is at Old Point, and has Just completed nn Inspection of tho United States training ship Essex, anchored In Hampton Uoads. Ho may not como to Norfolk, as his duties do not re quire It. Lieut. Hitler, U. S. N In charge of tho Naval Bosorves of Virginia and North Carolina, is In North Carolina inspecting the mon. The new company of reserves formod bore lost week has recolved a whaleboat and Hotchklss gun from tbo Navy Department. WORK AT WATERVLIET. Col, Mordseal Inereatlna Ills Foreoand Rush Ins Out tiun Carrlaaeo. TitoT. N. Y., March 1. Col. Alfred Mordecal, who Is now In charge of tbo arsenal at Water vliet. Is increasing tho force and pushing all work on hand. Twenty machinists have been ordered to report at onco, A numbor of forc ings for ten-Inch guns which have boen on hand some tlmo are now being assembled as rapidly as possible. Actlvo preparations are now under way to ship a battery of twenty twelve-Inch mortars to tho testing grounds at Sandy Hook. It Is customary to forward all finished heavy ordnance lo tho testing grounds to make room for others. It is gun carriages tho Government needs more than rlllos. There aro a large num ber of guns piled up nt Sandy Hook awnlting carriages, workmen are busy making casos to fiul around the remainder ot the 8, 10, and 12 nch steel projectiles that have not beon en cased, and theso with about 1100 l'-Mnch steel projectiles I bat havo been encased will bo shipped to Now York to bo distributed to tho several fortifications. Work is being hastened on tho H, 10, and l'J Inch brcoch-loadlng arma ment chests, which will also go forward to New York as soon as tbo equipment has beon placod in them. A l'-Mnch jacket was successfully shrunk on the tube yeeteriliiy afternoon. This Is tho first jacket that has boen assembled In sovoral wcoks, Tho Mulshing of tho largo calibre rlllos has been necessarily slow bocauso of the non arrival of forglngs for aevorol months. It will be somo tlmo in April before another lU-inch gun will be rifled. If tho Government Is In noed of more rifles of largo cullbro tbero are three 12 inch and noveral 10-Inch guns that could bo completed In a Khort tlmo. AH that Is necessary to finish them Is tho completion ot the breech mechanism. It haB beon customary to make wood models of tho ccvcral illtfcrcnt cnllbro guns and sond Ihom to West Polnt.whcrothocadcts aro taught tho method of assoinbllng tho several partB. A model will bo constructed of tho Ill-inch gun for the snino purpose. As tho purls of this monster uro tho largest that have ever been mado In this country, the construction of the model will be quite a task. WORK ON THE PRINOBION RVSIIED. The Launch or Ibo Uuuboat Sot for March as A Use Tor thn f Iroboat V, IV Biroag, Camden, March 1, John Dialogue & Sons' shipyard In South Camden was olosed to visit ors to-day to prevent any interruption to tho work on tho gunboat Princeton. Work on tho veasol is being rushed. The luunch of the ves sel is scheduled for March 28, but It may occur earlier, Tho flreboat William L. Strong for New York Harbor is also on the ways. She Is heavily sheathed with steel plates, and it is thought could be made an available Qovenuntat da latcli boat u wanted. WARSHIPS GATHERING. SWARD'S FLEET TUB BTROKQESt WE HAVE EVER HAD. Three Flrat-Clase and One Second-Class Battle ahlps and Pour monitors Prartlcallr as flood a Battleship In It Drawing; on Other Stations to Add to the Atlantic Float. WAsniNOTON. March L Consideration has been given to the advisability ot attaching the monitor Amphltrlte to Admiral Blcard'a com mand, that she may take part In any coming drills that may be ordered, and at tho same time be subject to the direct orders of the commandor. Sho Is now unattached to the fleet and has not been with It during tho praotlco work around the Dry Tortugas. With tho Terror, Amphltrlto, Mlantonomoh, and tho Puritan In commission, tbo navy will havo the most formidable number of fighters on the station yet assembled. At no tlmo heretofore havo there been more than two monitors with the squadron. With tbo Monterey and Monadnock on the Paclflo at sea tho service for the first time will have actively nt work every on of Its new dofenco typo ot ships. Theso call for smallor crews than mott of the 2,000-ton cruis ers, but in fighting power ore exceeded only by the first-class battleships. Buoh officers as Admiral Jouott and a numbor of others promi nent in the last war still adhere strongly to the opinion that tho monitor typo will prove more effective in battlo than high freeboard ships offering greater targets, like the Iowa and Indiana. Whether these views aro sound or not the fact remains that with theso ships under Ad miral Slcard tho North Atlantto squadron bo comofl mora powerful than at any time in tho development ot the new navy. Consist ing as It will then of three flret-class and one second-class battleships, four monitors and a ram, aside from the two armored cruisers New York and Brooklyn, several cruis ers and half a dozen torpedo boats. In two weeks It will present the strongest aggregation ot fighters an American Admiral has ever com manded. Commander Hawley, the enlistment officer ot the Navy Department, says that ho has the necessary men now for the Mlantonomoh and tho Katahdin and that he is Instructed to for ward them from tho various recruiting stations without delay. There Is nothing to provont the Minneapolis and Colum bia from following them In service but lack of men, and as each of these ships requires between 100 and COO it will not bo practicable to send elthor to sea until Con gress authorizes an lncreaso In the quota, now allowed by law. The officers, from commanders down to tho lowest junior men, have all been selcctod. Tho captains have boen dlrectod to hold themselves in readiness for sea service and to be prepared to report on shorter notlco than la usually allowed officers sent to ships. In accordance with its policy of strengthening tho home fleet and drawing-, if necessary, on sta tions abroad, the department Is considering a plan to retire somo ot the smaller chips In commission in order that their crews may bo secured to put in commission larger and more effective vessels. A number of ships have been In commission longer than tho period usually allowed, and although in good condition and requiring; little attention at dry docks or nary , yards, tt has been suggests-' that they be placed In reserve temporarily at least and other ships take their plaoes at sea. The flagship Olympla of the Aslatla squadron is one of those which may be ordered home so that tba fleet may have tho addition of this powerful vessel. Sho has been two years with the China squad ron and Is now duo to return to home waters. The authorities probably will dlreet that sho proceod to the United States through the Suez Canal, and sond out tho Charleston as relief. The necessity of a strong squadron In Chinese waters is not regarded so essential as several months ago, when affairs there were rather disquieting, and it Is argued that tho Olympla could bo withdrawn and brought to this coast without the station being reduced too low In strength. Within a few monthB threo ships at Mare Island will be in readiness for sorvico, ot which the Philadelphia and Charleston aro both avail able for flagships. The Paclflo station Is already as strong as the occasion de mands, and realizing that If there Is to be action for the navy. It will occur on tho Atlantio soaboard, the authorities have deemed it advis able to proceed to the extent of reducing tho strength of othor stations in order to brine to gether ot home its most offectivo fighting ships. Within two months several ships of the fleet will require the services of a, dry dock. The New York, Massachusetts, and Iowa have boen in the water many months, and their bottoms must be painted soon. Constructor Illchborn does not regard it as Imperative that any one of them should be brought north now, but says that the early spring should not go by without all these ship being docked. By tbo time the fleet comes to Hampton Roads again the authorities are hopeful that dock No. 3 at Brooklyn will be in readiness and no necessity will exist ot sending the ships to Halifax, as In the case ot tho Indiana, docked there last autumn. HIANTONOMOH AND KATARDIN. Tho Monitor aad tbe Rain to Co Into Com mis alan Again on March lo. Washington, March 1. Orders were Issued by tho Navy Department to-day for placing the monitor Mlantonomoh and tbe harbor-defence ram Katahdin in commission at League Island Navy Yard ou March 10. Tbey probably will be used fur the defence of Northern ports. Tho commander of tbo Mlantonomoh has not been 'elected, but tho detail will probably bo given to Capt. Horace Elmer, recently pro moted, whoso last ship was the Marblehead. The other offlcora of tho Mlantonomoh will he Lleutenant-Commandor John C. Wilson, executive; Lieutenant Edmund II. Underwood, nnvlgator; Lieutenants William S. Hogg and William A, Gill, and Ensigns Albert L. Norton and Noah T. Coleman, watch and division otllcers; Chief Engineer Wythe M. Parks, Passed Assistant EngineerClarence II, Mathews and Surgeon Francis W, F, Wlober. Tho Katahdin will bo commanded by Com mander George F. F, Wilde, the present naval secretary of the Lighthouse Board, and will have tho following offlcere: Lieut. William F. Low, executive; I, lout. Abraham E. Culver, navigator; Ensign Campbell, watoli officer; Passed Assistant Engineer. Frederick O. Bleg, and Passed Assistant Surgeon Brownlee It, Ward. ARHOR EOR THE NEW SHIPS. That for the Hoaraarse and Kentucky to Bo Trsled .Veit Week. Washington. March 1, Armor for the big superposed turrets of tbe battleships Kearsarge nnd Kentucky will havo its balllstlo tests at tho proving station down the Potomao river next week, when it will bo subjected to the territlo fire of a twelvo-lnch rlflo. This armor will represont a large lot, and Its acceptance depends on the result of the coming trials. Two shots will be II rod at the solected plate with velocities of 1.450 feet per second and 1,785. and If it meets requirements the armor will bosblppod,to Newport News tor in stallation. , Its thickness ranges from 17 inches to IS inches where tbo turret is not so exposed to fl ro. These turrets are the first ot their type ever designed for warships, and some apprehension has been felt that tbey may not prove what is exoeeted of them. Tbey aro the design of Cant. Sampson, Presi dent of the Maine Investigating board, and ware put on tbe now battleships against tbe advice ot the Construction Bureau and other officers. Worth Seeing. Simpson's now Lean Offleo and Date Dtpoall Taolla, lie West 414 st Bar Uceadway 4, -U JVOT HELD FOR LINOUINQ. A Justice la Indiana Sets Hnektah Hsihrs at Liberty, IrtDlANAroLiB, March 1. One of tho Strang est scene that ever occurred In an Indiana courtroom took place this morning when Squire Craig, who has sat for a we'ok at tho hearing of Hezeklah Hughes, one of tho alleged Indiana lynchers, announced his doclslon acquitting the prisoner. When tho argument closed yesterday afternoon Justlco Craig askod It ho could tako counsol with any ono regarding the case and was told that ho could do so legally. It; ap pears that tho Iter. A. M. Lowden, pastor of the Methodist Church, who opened tho trial yester day asking that tho Justlco might bavo dlvlno guidance, was with Justlco Craig last night and the bloodshot eyes of tbo Justice plainly told that It had beon a sloepless night. Lowden Is Craig's pastor and also Hughes's pastor, and the Justice admitted that ho bad consulted him regarding tho case. Hughes walkod out of tho court a f roo man, and as ho roso from bis seat a shout of doatonlng ap plauso filled the room and fifty or more persons gathered around, graspod him by tho hand and hugged him and somo of tho ladies throw their arms around his neck nn wept. Tho Justico wal openly congratulated and Jntues McCoy declared In tho hoarlng of tho crowd us ho ad dressed tho Justice: "I'll tako back all the mean things I told about you. Squire." COREA'S KINO ASKS PROTECTION. Oar Minuter Replies That lie Doesn't Serm ta Be In Iford or It Russia orended. SAN Fiiancibco, March 1. Ad vices from Coroa say that tbe weak nnd vacillating monarch has lately glvon countenance lo tbo whisperings of the anti-Russian and pro-American faction and he secretly sent a mlBtive to tho Amorican rep resentative to ask the legation to give him pro tection lu caso of an outbreak of hostilities be tween Jnpan and England on the ono hand and nussla. Franco, and Germany on the other. Tbe American representative replied that ho did not recognize tbe probability ot such an oc currence, and so escaped compromising negotia tions. Tho Russian Legation, on hearlngof this move ment, took Immediate aotlon, and strong pres sure has boen brought to boar upon tho Em peror. Ho was compelled to allow Imperial treasure, to a largo amount, to bo conveyed to the Russian Legation. DRUNK ON ALTAR WINE. Ondrrklrk IVas Caught Helpless In the Church Rn Went to Rob. Amsterdam, N, Y., March 1. Early this morn ing the sexton of St, Mary's Church found Ed ward Ouderklrk lying in the church in a drunken stupor. An investigation reroalcd tbe fact that in the night tho church bad beon visited by van dals. Ouderklrk was arrested, and later con fessed that a man namod Bulger bad accompa nied him. The poor box was robbed. Considerable damage was done to the marble altar, somo of the brasswork having bocn pried off. When the thieves were ransacking the closets wbore tho robes were tbey camo across a bottle of altar wine. This they drank, and as a result Ortderklrk wab unable to get out ot tho ehurcb. Both men were so drunk to-day that their examinations had to be postponed. Tho garments of the church thieves wero covered with grease from tbo candles tbey had used in going about tho church. XREABURT TAKES OOLD IN AOAZN. Revocation of tbe Order Barrlna Such De posit Asraluot Currency Shipments. Gold is Again being received at tho Sub Treasury against orders placed here for the shipment ot currency from Washington to other points. This revokes tbe order which went Into effect on Feb, 15, forbidding tho receipt of gold against shipments ot currency. When the order was lssuod the Treasury's available stock of greenbacks hnd deereased to $27,030,282, but owing to Increased customs receipts and the transfer from depository banks of Union Pacific monoy tho stock has slnco Increased to (133,252.630. It was foared nt tho tlmo tho order was Issued that tbe Treasury's net gold holdings, now aggregating $107,000,000, was becoming too largo compared with the holdings of greenbacks, but tho lncreaso In tho latter has dissipated this fear. WOH AN POUND MURDERED. Ill Edward of Jamison, Pa., Who Lived Alono, Killed In Iter Home. Dotlestown, Pa.. March 1. Miss Annie L. Edwards, who resided at Jamison, this county, a short distance from Doylestown, was found murdered in ber bedroom lost night. Tbo wo man was beaten to doath. There Is no cluo to the mnrderer; neither is there any evidence as to tho time when tho mur der ocourred. Tho last time the woman was seen allvo was on Friday night, and as she lived alono in tho house, the perpetrators of the crlmo bavo had time to cover tbo evidence of the butchery. The motlro for tho crlmo was doubtless rob bery. Tbe County Commissioners have offered a reward of 81,000 for tbe arrest of tbo murderers. This Is the second murder in this county within a week. RUNAWAY AT A FUNERAL. Fear Person Hurt Duroro a Trlecraphi Polo Stopped the Frightened Team. Trenton, March 1. While on the way to a cemetery this morning tho horses attached to tho first coach In a fur.orsl procession ran away. John Crawford, the driver, was thrown from his seat and so badly bruised that be had to bo taken to a hospital. Herman Brand, an occu pant of the coach, attempted to jump out nnd was seriously hurt. Mrs. Katherino Marline, while crossing tbe street was struck by the coach and knocked down nnd her arm was broken. Further down the street ono ot tho horses ran against Mls Mary Cubberlcy nnd knocked her down. 8ho wnn badly brulsod about the head. Tho team was brought to a standstill by running against a telegraph pole. DR. PARKER LOSES TWO COATS. He Mot the Tbler Loavlas Ills Houso with Them, but Could Not Hold Him. Just as Dr. Do Wilt L. Parker was ascending tbe stoop of his houso at ISO Montague street, Brooklyn, about 7 o'olock last night, a strange man came out with two overcoats which ho recognlzod as bolonglng to thu houso. The man brushed rapidly past him and reached tho street In n Jiffy. Dr. Parker grabbed the tails of his coat, but the fellow broko fren and mado his escnpo with tbo stolen coats, Entrance to tho hotiBe is sup posed to havo boon efftctod with a falso key. THEATRE LlOllTS OO OUT. Temporary nnrbnru Causes Riollemrnt In the llarlrm Simla Hall, While a song and dance team were doing their best last night at the Harlem Music Hall a fuse In tbe eloctrlo light plant blew out. All tbe lights were extinguished. Home of the women In tbe audience screamed. Within two min utes tbe gas was lighted and tho performance wont on. Will Enter lha Chlumnan a Yellow." Haltimoiie, March 1. Charley Sing Lee, a Chlneso Inundryman, ralsod a point to-day which sorely puzzled tho marriage license clerks ot tho Court of Common Pleas. Ho wanted a license to marry a woman of African descent. The law prohibits tho marriage ot a white person lo n negro or lo nny ono of negro descent. Tho clerks thought Charlie was whlto nnd refused him a llccnkc. They have Blnco de cided that Iho Btatute does not refer to China mrn. Leo will get his llceiisit to-morrow morn ing when be rails for it. He will bo cutcrcd upon the books us " yellow." Was Robbed as He Preaehed. PononaTEKrsiK, March 1, While tho Rer. Thomas Burrows, rector of the Church of the Holy Spirit In Kingston, was instructing his parishioners on Sunday evening in tho wars of righteousness, a thief was busily engaged In tho rectory In gathering together all articles of valuo In sight, He got two, watches, a number of ring ani bracslsts. and a small amount in cash. Thai Is no clue to the Identity ol the thief. i SPAIN BUYS WARSHIPS. '9 I SUE RAISES THE CASH TO SECURS .19 TUREE CHILIAN VEBSELB. $ - The Purchase Practtrnlly Completed ThJ sfl Will n Added lo the Spanish Savr Caleos ',jj War with Uncle Sam Beslu Beror Their '( Aetna! Transfer The Cash Probably Raised by Mean or ibe Petroleum Monopoly, nW Bptetnl CaM Detpatch la Tat Sex. yM Madrid, March l.-Spaln succeodod to-day, In iwM a manner not yet dlsclosod, In raising tbe cash &M necessary to secure threo Chilian warships, '' which havo bocn In tho market for more than t 1$( year. Tbe purchaso Is practically complotod. Sj According to Information which is entitled to) iKj be considered nuthorltatlvo, thoso ships will tffl soon bo added to tho Spanish navy, unless hos m tllltlcs with tho United States should break out S beforo their actual transfer to the Spanish flag, Mm In which caso International law would prevent M their uso by Spain. ,; It Is surmised tbnt tho security for a loan mado to-day for tho purchaso of tho ships Is the Jk monopoly of the Importation, refining nnd sale. jM of petroleum and other mineral oils, which ;' monopoly, It has beon announcod, will be sold at 'K ! auction on March 23. 'rfl WOODFORD'S DINNER TO POLO. j ft Spain Is Surprised That Our Congress Should Disapprove or tt, V( Sofclal Cable Dtipatch to Till 8 UK. l Madrid. March 1. Tho resolution proionted vM a few days ago In tho American House of Ropre- ' sentatlvos censuring Minister Woodford bo- ' 5 causoof tbe farewell dinner hogavo in honor 'it of Sefior Polo y Bornnhi5, tho nowly appointed ijfc Spanish Minister to tho Unltod States, has n) caused surprlso hero. It Is folt that tho dinner Sj afforded no ground for offence unj where in the M United States, as It was simply a customary "?; courtesy. 'A Beflor Dupuy do Lomo, who at tho time was Q tho Spanish rcprcsontativo ot Washington, $ gave a dinner in honor of Gon. Woodford when ' the latter was appointed Minister to Spain, but this fact occasioned no remark horo, where it S was well known tho dlnnor was In line with '3 diplomatic precedent. .$ Minister Woodford carefully fulfils all his "4 social duties, thus greatly helping him In tho M difficulties ot his position at tho most punctll- ft lous court of Europe in matters of etiquette. t& Moreovor, ho observes tho greatest promptness 'X; and accuracy In tho dlschnrgo ot his dlplomatlo j duties, to which Is ascrlbablp tho avoidance ot y friction, and opportunities to seek peace and 'A Justice for Cuba and protoctlon for the Inter g ests of the Unltod States in tho island. to RECIPE FOR HAKINO GOLD. K B. C. Brlce or Chicago Make Publlo Bis A Mucb-Talked-or Formula. -g Chicago, March 1. E. C. Brlcc, President and General Manager ot tbe National Metal- $. lurgical Company, mado publlo to-day his so- cret bow to make gold. Mr. Brlco has sue- $'; ccodod in making some people bellevo that ha can manufacture gold out of baser metals, 'M His company has $150,000 ot paid up stock Ji and owns a plant on Lowe avenue with retorts. !' blast furnaces and other necessary equipment jj for gold making. It also owns an antimony J mlno In Utah. ' The company held a meeting last night and, ;. votod to appropriate 520,000 more for improve- A ments nt tho antimony mine, nnd Mr. Brico h says thnt aa tbo company haa secured all the rights to his process by patents applied for In all parts ot the world, ft will no longer conduot '' Its operations secretly, but that thn gold fao- "S tory will be open to public lnsncctlon at ail i; times, tlis reason for socrccy was that be was & not fullv protected. -i This formula Is now made public: , Take cf chemically pure antimony. B parts; "ft sulphur. 10 parts; Iron, 1 part: caustic soda, 4 ii parts, Placo theso ingredients in a graphite 3 cruclblo nnd oxposo to a whlto heat, or 8,000 -M degrees, from eight to forty-eight hours, Pow- w der tbo resulting mass and mix it welt tolncor- 1, porato tbo metal with tbe slag. Combine this V with charcoal. 1 part; oxide of lead, 0 parts. i; ond caustic soda, 4 parts. Fuse tho whole until a metallic button Is outalnod. Scorify nnd cupel $. this metallic masB and tho resulting head will ho gold and uilver. 'jt Mr. Brlco says that Robert W. Hunt, head of ft; tho leading firm ot metallurgical chemists in ,i Chicago, mndo a test of this formula for Secre- pj tarv Gngo and reported that ho got both gold A and sliver. Mr. Hunt realized only a few dol- Si lars to tho ton, but Brlco Bays tho ore ho menu- VJ facturcs will assay $1,000 to tho ton in pure S gold and silver. ?i; -. CLEVELAND OUTFIT FOR WAX. "& Capt. BurdlcU or Troop A Suggest That His V Men Coo Silk Underwear. '$ Cleveland, March 1. That part of Clove- w land's population which lives without silken jf underwear Is having a great laugh to-day at an " order lssuod yesterday by Capt. Burdlck to tbe it members of Troop A, Cleveland's swell cavalry 0 organization: s "1. In consideration of a possible coll for ser- g vlco in tho flold and recognizing the necessity 4' ot promptness, should such a call bo made, you are hereby ordered to hold yourself In readiness t and report at tho armory Immediately upon re- eclpt of orders. 3J "2. Upon rocclpt ot this prepare and have ready a field kit of a few necessary articles as Jf suggested below. It should bo of the least pos- Blblo weight end contain the fowest articles i?- compatible with tho maintenance ot health, Comfort tnuBt bodlsregnrdod when men take the J Held, as It U not only a personal inntter, butes- i Bential that ottlciirs and men should keep them- i selves in such health as to bo ready at all times iT to do Iho hardest work. . v In addition to tho articles worn or carried on ,V the person, tbe follow I ntr, can bo packed on the ' ladrtlo and in saddln bags: f "Ono overcoat with cape, 1 blankot, 1 pair trouBcrs, 1 pair hoary shoos with extra laces. 3 C palro worsted or woollen socks, 1 suit under- near (silk preforahloi, 1 flannel shirt. 3 pooket- $i handkerchiefs. 1 woollen or silk nightcap, 3 ej, towels, 1 hulr bruBh, 1 comb, 1 tooth brush, 1 v. small cloth brush. 1! candles, 1 knlfo and fork - and spoon, 1 small sponge, 1 pair scissors, 1 t soap box und soap. '4 LIFE-SAVISO MEDAL FOR A WOMAN. J 4 Preseutoa at the Council's Session and PInnrd On lj I he President. h ti' Mrs. Ida Clark ot 1 013 Second avenue, a young ,f i woman drcseod in black, was ushered to the & floor of the Council Immediately after tbe roll f, call of that body yestorday, ProBldont Guggen , liolmer deBcendod from the President's seat and t led ber Into tbo opon spneo bofore the clork's '5 desk. Ho then made a brief spocch, In which he ' Informed her that tho Volunteer Life-Saving ff Corps ot Now York desired him to present to 4 her a gold medal as a token of tbo society's recognition of her distinguished bravery In i saving the Ufo of Josio Brown, a child. He re. K ferrcd to tho action of Mrs. Clark, who Is a ekll- ft fill swimmer. In Jumping from Iho Battery sea H wall lust June to rcscuo tbo child, whom she VI had seen fall Into tho water. . . . . j At the rnd of his spocch tne President pinned .0 tho modal to Mrs. Clark's dress. Everybody In Jl tho room applauded heartily, Mrs. Clark M thanked Iho President briefly. Ab sho turned tfj to leave the room the applause waa renewed. -4 and Increased until many of those present ,j cheered. ji Shot Ills Former Friend Dead. Colcmiiia. S. 0.. March l.-Dr, 8. J. Blvlngs, , j a dentist of Spartanburg, wnlked Into the store f of T. J. Trlmmlcr this oveulne and with a pistol '1 in each hand began firing. Trlramler fell '' dead with a bullet through his heart. ; His son, a young roan, was shot in A the arm, Trlramler conducled tho largest book. j store in upper South Carolina and was one of . tne most publlo-splrited and popular citizens In h the city, JDr. Blvlngs was one of hi InUmats frlsndsV The cause of th. i tragedy myst8j). . Blviaici surrendered and I la Jail, I. t I ?