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M'KflTcfiY AND CONGRESS. Rt VEX I AT, THAT tlF tTXHItBB TO FOBCB K . Alf ADJOVBNUENT. Wfr- The Administration's Attitude the Cobosi K; Qaeotlon Criticised la the Hokso ttspre. 1 oentatlvr- Norton arofala Declares That lb '; aso, 000,000 nm wee war iK Washington. March 10.-Gn. Qrosvenor'a M declaration that ttio Proaldent has do plan look- B, lnitto I ho oarly adjournment of Congress, and H has no desire that it adjourn at one tme rather S; than another, mi the molt Interesting If not 9k Important contribution to a miscellaneous: dls- K cunlon that, occupied Ave hours of the time of mt the House to-day unaer the freedom permitted M in Committee of theWholo on a general appro- priatlon bill. Several Democrats criticised the Wl Administration's attitude toward and Its action K upon the Cuban question, and one of them, Mr, R Cochran of Missouri, said that men who were E vitally Interested In the moTementa of the stock W- ticker were nearor to the official ear and their K influence more potent than the united demand JK ot the Voice of the American people. In order m to avoid yielding to that demand the law had K been violated and tbe facta of history denied. K Mr. Cochran spoke of the reported arrange- ment for a speedy adjournment ot Congress, which Jed Mr. Grosvenor ot Ohio to eayt "I want to call tbe attention of the House to $V the singular anxiety manifested In regard to A the rumors current in the country that some W body has organized a scheme to take the House M, of Representatives by the throat and send it 8. borne; to abolish the independence of the Ben ' ate, and proceed to the adjustment of all na ff ttenal complications without consulting the S represenUtlves of the people. Now, if B the gentleman will bear In mind one or ? two things. I think his anxiety will be set at jff rest, pne fact for him to remember Is that the . Congress of the United 8tates Is an Independent f- body, and there la no power on earth to put an 'J: end to its sessions without its own will, except ' Jng the Constitution of the United Btates, and Jg I that will give this House of Representatives, In I my opinion, a much longer term than the Cuban m J controversy will be In existence. I speak with H aome hesitation on this point, because I p have discovered within the last two or K three days that there Is soma doubt fi about my having any independent existence of my own in this world. Every time I have K spoken some newspaper has said that I was & speaking from somebody, and my own identity P has been substantially lost. (laughter.) I want m to say that I know no mors about these matters m than does any other man in tho United States ' with arcrago Intelligence. But the suggestion K that tbe President ot tbe United States has fixed a date for our adjournment, or that he wishes to fix a date, or that he has In his mind any 1 deslrothat this Congress shall adjourn atono X time moro than anothor. Is absolutely without '. foundation, and to my mind simply ridiculous 'ft In the bargain." p Mr. Norton of Ohio, In advocating tho pas- W- sage of the Boutcllo bill for the relief of the Je" survivors and victims of the Maine disaster. ' said: " I am heart and soul In favor ot that bill, ffe and I am In favor of every amendment that may H perfect and liberalize it in the lntorost ot those W left behind those who havo gone by tbe hand of K treachery." Warming up to the subject, Mr. Norton con- VBi tlnued, with Increasing cmphSBls and vche- tit menco: "I wonder why mon on tho Republican jSr side of the Houso hnvo been so long silent under tjl the outcries and indignities heaped upon this iffi Oorcrnment and upon our Hag. I w onder why the IB, Maine wns ever sent into Hmnnn harbor. The C, only reason I hnvuevi-rhcnrd w.istbnt ltwastho IK ait of a friendly nntiou toward nnother eriually IBs? friendly. Why.no loot, of water or land over IK which tbe Spunish flag hns evor floated has aver ',-m been for one hour iricndly to the American iC Government. (Applause.) This bill revives M: recolloctlons that might to bring the flush ot ; BS shame yes. of humility, mortification, retuorso sB and anger upon the checks of every American jjp, who sits upon this floor." W. Mr. Norton reviewed tho Vlrglnlus affair of W 1873, which, ho Bald, was settlod by a corn 's, promise tbnt would be a stain and blot upon W the escutcheon of tho United States for a SK thousand yonrs. "'Why wus this done!" ho ; asked. "The same reasons prevailed then SV which prevail now. I lore the President of tbe ff United Statos. Ho is n son of Ohio, and I know fk that, let to himself, he would exercise his Judg jE ment, his honesty, his patriotism as perhaps no m, other man in my country would do. But left n if he is with a cloture drawn about blni that .tiff, would require tho strength, tho courage, tho flt genius of a god to surmount, he. too, must at. take the position of Urant and Fish and seo St humility and dlsgrnco perch upon our banner h vrhllo silence reigns over tbe land with regard B5 to tbe protection of our honor." (Daraocratlo & ' apnluuae.l hi , Mr. Norton referred to the action of tho j v House the other day, which ho callod a surren- J , derof (he rights oc Congress by otlmr to tbe H F President an emergency mud of S50.0OO.000, as W beyond nny similar act in the history of Con- ; cress. "It war wns not upon up." ho Insisted. ML. ''then we had no right to mako that approprla- S tlon. It Is upon us. or ought to be: nnd if .tE' It be, let tbe President give to this flg. House his confidence in return for ours, faS and show us why this emergency oxists. None mt of the councils that may bo guiding our nation, IjW saving its life and honoring our flng, overcame 9i: across tbe alslo that divides the parties in this K House. I say to the Republicans, we have been K and are ready to go forward, and when you K prate of the unanimity ot tho tioutli, tbo North, K the East, and tho West, wo want unanimity ,' on this floor also, and that you shall stretch ml your hand across the aisle to us. Then we will ,Bf. march in front of thnt Speaker's chair andde- .- tnand. what wo ought to have had, free speech -w and the frco right of search into the dangers or iK our Government, and that we may know and K' ask of the Prosident, 'What, of the hour!" w Mr. Norton was cut off by the fall of tbe Chair Is man's gavel and asked consent to extend his re K marks In the Ilecord. H Mr. Perkins of Iowa. Chairman of the Com . S mlttee on Printing, and peculiarly responsible Mb for tbe composition of tho Iltnra, said : "Tbo VK gentleman si ems to bo In an Inflammatory state Ijf of mind. Rut (reflecting I suppose be will have f calmer moments. I think I will not object." jffi Speeches in favor of tbo annexation of Hawaii i3r were made by Messrs. Adams of Pennsylvania liw and Berry ot Kentucky, nnd one against it by M Mr. Williams of Mississippi. m The bill before the committee was the Post I'M Office Appropriation bill, and some time was ilfib consumed In a dlsousslon of the use of the pneu JF: matlo tube system in the postal service. It was ; Jr opposed by Mr. Ive of Mississippi, a member M''- of the Committee nn Post Offices and Post I'm Iloads, and by Mr. Fowler of New Jersey, nnd IWi, advocated by Messrs. Mahany of New York and m Lentz of Ohio, W The provisions ot the Post Office bill were dls- jK cussed for an hour or so, with an occasional Br reference to Cuba, ft. The committee rose at 0:10 P. M., and the ': Bouse adjourned until to-morrow. :' TONS OJT FOOD rOB CUBA. K QaaatltlM T Cam meal ana Ilaeen Iblf pea flv So Havana Jlere Ilelp ITeeded, IS Mr. Elopsch, a member of the Central Cuban : Relief Committee, now in Havana, cabled the JP' committee in New York yesterday of tho Impera- tlve need ot the immediate shipment of SOO tons fj ' of klln-drled cornmeal, fifty tons of bacon, and 'Up ten tons ot codfish. The commlttea Immediately mv secured the cornmeal, which will go forward by fix Ward line stoamers City of Washington, sailing StS to-day, Seneca, sailing Saturday, and the Span- 1? Isb-Amerlcan steamer Santo Domingo, sailing MR Sunday, Mr, Klopsch further advises the com- ft mil loo that 'JOO tons of food are nooded In Ha- IflP vnna every wi ok, and requests the committee Wi to insku shlpinunts to that extent. Tho j? ahlpments will be made, and tho committee JRti calls for tho uHsistnnco of the cenorous pcoplo $ of the country In the way of donation of money, ,' cornmeal, bacon, lard, codfish, imtntoes, ana 'jr other stnplo foods. It Is tho Intention to send, h as heretofore, between 100 ond i!00 tons each B. wcok, to bo distributed at Santiago, Clcnfuegos, K MntiinrHS, nndSsgua. RB Tbo new Consul for Cienfurgos, William T. Wt Fee. vluifi'd thn Central Cuban Relief Commit- JB tco lo-ilny, by roquest of tha Secretary of Stale. 'F and will Irnvo limncdlatcly fur his post, nrrlv W Imr there aliout the mlilillo of April. Dlstrlbu- tm tlon of supplies Is now being maao at that con- : lutute by Rod Cross agents. K TIIISK TUAT BI'AZX XTITT, FAT, K Beard or Trade r SliiMneliusetta flays the Ejl I'rople Are Opposed to War, K Rosto.v, March 10. Tho Exccutlvo Council B of tlio Massachusetts State Hoard ot Trado held D a meetlmr this aftornoou at tho Parkor House K to completo arraugemonts for tho convention K and banquot of rcpresentatlvo Massachusetts M business men at tl.o Hotel Vondome on March S 22. It passed resolutions regarding tho present m, 'ar situation, cuni:ratulatlng tho country on IK the stand taken by I'roslilont McKinley and .Bf Secretary Jxing, approving tho tfiSO.OOO.rxtO ap- K propriatlon nf Congress, but dcclurlmr their to- i W let that neither tho Spanish nor Ihu L'nltod m Btntu press represents the great volro of tlio 7 Jicopic, unci that tho great mass of men and I IS vrpuicn of both nations are utterly opposed to , W war. and thut If It U found that Spain Is in uny KtJimrSmmin, nT,i.ni f-ir '"VjiI JSaLj , JtBoitxraisa ton tub xatt. i i ' Oeltlag ! Best Material by nJeetla BO Far Csnt. r tha AbplleaaU. Washctotoh, March 10.-Knllstmsnts of sea men and marines are not progressing as rapidly at tho navy oulctals oxpoctod, considering the enormous number ot applications received soon after the Malno disaster from men anxious to enter the service. There aro hundreds who have applied, and the recruiting stations report that men present themselves as fast as the Medical Board can examine thorn and the line officers pass on their qualifications, but owing to rigid requirements fully CO por cent, aro re Joctod. With the enlistments mode In Ihe lost ten days. It has not yet been possible to so cure full crews for either the Minneapolis or Columbia, and unless there Is an unexpected rush ot good material neither of these vessels will have its full complement until next Tuesday. To-day a batch of twenty-flvo seamen was sent to League Island for the cruisers, and on Monday next 100 more are to be forwnrded, who, with thoso now on board, will completo the crews. Then the twin flyers will leave for Hampton Roads and Join the Uruoklyn and bo como part of the flying squadron. Commander Hemphill, who hss chnrgo of tbe enlistment br.inch of the Navy Department, Is confldont that tho navy will experience no difficulty In securing all the soamon It may re quire, nnd thoso of the best material at hand, lie sys that ovcry man now enlisted Is well equipped and capnblo ot going aboard ship without preliminary tralnlnir. The mechanics will bo ot a high order of Intelligence. From tbo special board now In the South en gaged In selecting machtnl ts nnd seamen cornea word that applications art) being reoelved and mou enrolled in considerable numbers. So suc cessful has tho board been that it remained at New Orleans longer tban was contemplated. From thoro It will proceed to Galveston, thence to St. I ouls, Cincinnati, and other Western cities. In each place the board oxpects to enlist a numborof men, who will be forwarded at onco to tbe rocelvlrg ship at Now York for practical Instruction before being assigned to sea duty. This morning Col. Heywood, Commandant ot tho Marine Carps, loft for the North to hurry along enlistments of men for guards on vessels. He has authority to lncreaso the number by 473. andsofaraoout 100 have been onllstcd. Recruiting stations at Uoston, Brooklyn, and Jrfaguo Island report applications in largo numbors, and tho material presented Is ot a higher average tban usual. It is tha purpose of Secretary Long tooxpedlto the enlistments and to have available In a few weeks at least 8,000 men. Of this number 200 aro demanded to fill out crews ot vessels in commission, and tbo same number for the four vessels placed in servico atlfjeaguejlsland last week. The Newark, Charleston, and Philadelphia will requtro at least 1,000 more. AHMUMTIOX IN FOItT XIIFFLIX. Powder and rroJeetlUs fleadr for tho Wor ships at Learne Island. Pnn.iDKl.PntA. March 10. Projectiles and powder for the crulsera Columbia and Minne apolis and the Mlantonomoh and Eatahdln at League Island aro now Btorod with magazines at oldFortMlfllinon the Delaware. There aro said to bo 1,000 tons ot projectllos and 200 tons of powder in boxes, cans and bags there, em bracing cartridges for small arms and those used In rapid Are guns. The work of loading ammu nition on the cruisers will begin uext week. In nddltlon to the ammunition for tbo ves sels there Is a qunntlty of projectiles In tbo storehouses. These range from tho smallest, only n few Inches In lengtb, to the giants, meas uring four feet In height nnd one foot across. Thoso aro. of course, only for use on such battle ships as tho Iowa. Wbon the ammunition for the vessels at Loaguo Island Is taken away naxt week thoro will be comparatively little left In tho storehouses, and a large consignment of ponder Is dally expocted from the Dupont Powder Works. Nineteen more men from tbe receiving ship Wabash, at Uoston, arrived at League Island to-do-, and after being received on board the RKhmond wero, with tbo eighteen or twonty recruits obtained In this city yesterday, as signed to tho Columbia and Minneapolis, At pretont ouch of tbe cruisers haa on board about 225 men. or scarcely half a crew. It was said to-dxy that to help till up the ships lift of tha older apprentices from tbo training ship Essex have been detailed for service on both vessels. They are expected to arrive late to-day. FOJtTTFTlXO DViail ISLAND. Work In Piscina thn Bis Ouno la Posttloa Co ins On Rapidly. DuTcn Island, March 10. Dutch Island is approaching a fortified condition, and upon it will depend the defenco of the main channel to Providonco. Tho emplacements are nearly completed, the disappearing gun carriages aro on the ground, but not assembled, and the big rifles of many miles' range and great penetra tion have arrived and are being moved up to the emplacements from the wharf. A hundred laborers are engaged In completing the banks of earth in front of the fifty-six feet of concrete which walls up In front of the three gnns and down deep in which is the ammuni tion. Ordnance Sergeant Morrill, a colored man, is tbe Bole garrison lit present. Ho is keeping a sharp eyo for Invaders, strangers being looked uponfcs enemies, and Inspecctor Johnson Is doing duty as an Inner guard, so that It Is Im possible to approach tbe fortifications and difficult to set foot on the Island. The new guns will be plasod on tho highest Sart of tbe Island, back from tho lighthouse, ut the embankment thrown up in front of .Bern will hardly be discernible from a distance. A littlo distance off to tho southward and west ward there are now pointing off toward tbo sea threo old 1A-Inch pieces of tho smooth boro pat tern surrounded by light earthworks. On the north end of the Island, quite hidden oven from close inspection, is a mining casemate. Ai B resent thero is littlo In the way .of barracks, le contractor having hod to throw up a shod to quarter his men. J.V HONOIt OP LIEUT. JJSNK1XB. Tho President Writes a Lotler Apsrovlns a Nenumeat Plan. PiTTBBUito, Pa., March 10. W. L. Scott, who suggested the erection In Allegheny of a monu ment to Lieut. Jenkins, killed on tbo battleship Maine, wrote a letter to President McKinley telling him of the plan, which is meeting with success. Mr. Scott received tbo following an swer to-dry: Executive Manbiok, WiflniNOTO!), March 12, 1808. Hi Dear But: Your letter of tbo Oth Inst. Is received. I am glad to noto thnt your city Intends to honor the memory of Lieut. Jenkins. So laudable a purpose should receive tbe cordial encouragement ot ovory patriotic citizen. 1 sin 'cerely trust tbe movement may be successful. Thanking you for jour kindly wishes for my welfare, I am sincerely yours, William MoEihut. Mr. W. L. Soott, Allegheny, Pa. FOBTIFIINO OUAJCLESTON. Voar Carloads of Ammunition Bow Stored on nlllvan's Island. CnAnxiSTOif, S, O., March 16. Four carloads of ammunition for use In the big forts on Sulli van's Island were received hero to-day, Tbe shipment consists of 8, 10 and 12 Inch projec tiles and powder. The packages wore trans ferred to the Island and stored away in the mag azines. Another supply of ammunition la ex pected to orrlve here to-morrow. Arrangements are being made to sink torpedo mines in tbe Charleston harbor. Some of the material needed for this work has already been recolved. The work on the fortifications Is being rushed. Tho day and night forces are getting over the ground rapidly. Many of tho heavy guns have been mounted and nre ready for action. It Is said that orders reached bore to day from Washington to waste no tlmo in getting the forts in shape tor emer gencies. Tbe garrison will receive an addition of troops from St. Augustine this week. Other troops have also been ordered here from the West, Duty on Cattle Increased In Cuoa. Mobile, Ala., March 10. Through Spanish Vice-Consul Morugue notice was given to-day to shippers of cattlo cargoes to Cuba from this port that the Import duty had been Increased f 5 ahead of all stock irrespective of size. There has been an extensive trado from' Mobile to Havana In beof within tbe last few months, bhlppers say that revised tariff will kill It, as beef costs too much now In Ihe Cuban capital even for middle classes to purchase. The steam ship Nicaragua left to-night with 400 head of mull cattle. If sbe reaches Havana before Saturday the Increased duty will not affect her cargo. A Present or SJO.O0O lo Undo .,, Mazatlan, Moxlco, March 10. The Ameri can colony ot this city has subscribed $0,000 cash and has offered the amount to the United States Government as a contribution in tho event of a war with Spain, Nlalit to llrurrr. A mas-DlAetnllT equipped train haa'bern placed la service between Chlcsso ana Denver, via the Cnlcsgo, Unlnu Pacini) ond Northwestern Uue, making tbo fl est ftchedulo over maintained lctwe(-u tbote polnu. This train, "The Colorado Special," leaves Chloato 10:011 A.,t, dally, arriving Denver 1.U0 thn rnllowluE afteruoou. for full luforuiattun atirtt II, A, Jro, Qanemt Kaiteru . Agcut, Neribnestera Line, 401 Uroaaway.Nsw Yora. Adv. i , ft ,- b SPAIN' CKtJELTy IN CtfBA. JT JMOItBABBB XTITIi OUIt BFrOBTB TO TlBZIHrjl TltlC aVFFBRBHB. Aeruitnar tha President or Political Mottvs la WMhlaa- ts Believe tho torvlaa' ar,lbe Patilola Aro Solely to Blame for lh Her rlblo Pats or tho rietlms-Dally reneo. Havana, March 10, via Key West-While the American Government and peoplo Increase their efforts to relieve the awful famine among tbe Cuban reconcentrados the Spanish Government and people Increase their cruelty. The Spanish authorities here, as well as the uncompromising newspapers of tho Conserva tive party, do not conceal tholr belief thnt Pres ident McKinley baa political motives to sub serve in the Interest he Is showing In the humano efforts to check the ravages of starva tion in Cuba. "Why do you not oall attention," said tho Press Censor tho other day lo The StW oor rospondent, "to tho fact that every particle of food given to tho reconcontrados Is labelled, special gift from tho United 8tates'l" Tho correspondent answered that the food was, in fact, thn gift of Americans. Then the Spanish official said: "Certainly It Is, but Mr. McKinley wishes the Cubans to know it in order to win sympathy here for his dreams of annexation." According to tho Woylerist newspaper, HI Correo, tho reconcentrados are enemies ot Spain who deserved their fato, " Tbe men," El Correo says, "are loafers, the women prostitutes, and tbe children worthy offspring of such people." Nothing can bo more unjust tbsn theso cruel words. All tho unfortunates who aro now dy ing In tbo streets of Havana and of every other Spanish city and town in the island wero coun try laborers and farmers, whoso homes were hurncd by tho Spanish columns and whom the Spaniards horded in the towns at the point of tho bayonet. They wero able to lire by their toll before Wcyler carao to Cubs. Now they hnvo nothing on earth but what American charity gives them. In the majority of cases oven this charity comes too late. Poor women and children deprlvod ot food for several days are in such a state of weak ness that their atomachs cannot digest food If It is not given to them In very small quantities at a tlmo. But at the sight of tho loaves of bread, the portions of meat, and tho canned food offered to thorn by the American agents they madly rush forward to clutch them, and many die very soon after eating tho food that was meant to save them. The correspondent has witnessed one ot the most pathetic ot sights. It was on one of the sidewalks In tbo broad Gallano stroet, Havana, and just In front of tho mansion of one of the wealthiest Spanish residents, a man who has paid tf 1.000 for his seat at the gala performance that will bo hold at the Tacon Theatre to raise funds to buy a now crulsor for tho Spanish Navy. The porter, a rough Spaniard from Asturias, wearing tho blue trousers of the Spanish vol unteers, gazod from the door laughing and joking. He was looking at a hapless woman, emaciated by famine, with a baby at her exhausted breast and a child ot about S years dying on her lap. A melancholy croup of male and female reconcentrados stood around her looking in despair at the dying child. A Spanish woman, living In a furniture store near by. camo across the street and offered the p or mother a piece of bread. Tbe mother gazed at her nnd said in a wblsper: "It Is too late." Just at that moment the child expired. Scones like this happen overy day, and in al most every street of this city. Senator Prootor can tell of the horrlblo spectacle he wit nessed at Matanzas. Before his eyes three persons died of starvation a man 60 years old, a woman, and a child. They bad reachod tbe point where neither science nor charity could save them. Senator Proctor was horror-stricken. His first act after return ing to Havana, as already cabled to The Sew, was to glvo a check for SI, BOO to Miss Clara Barton. Whenever he was asked about his ex perience in Matanzas tbe Senator's face showed ths profound impression made on blm by what be witnessed there. Two days ago a yuung Cuban lady entered the fashionable Cafe Europa In Aguiar street to take some luncheon. A child ot 8 years, a living skeleton, approached her to ask for alma. She did not see the child till she heard the swish of a whip and heard tho little one shriek. A Spanish cavalry ofTIcor, dressed in what they call the "honorable Spanish uniform," had whipped tha child, amid tbe laughter and ap probation of savoral of his fellows. "Go to beg of tho Yankeos," be said, while tho child ran into tbe street covered with blood. Tbo young lady dared not protest. Fearing Insults from tho "chivalrous" Spaniards, sbe left the placo immediately. The Cuban population is disappearing so rap idly that in a few months thero will be no Cuban people oatside of the more well-to-do classes, who have resources upon which to live in tbe cities. Tbo fact that tbe Spaniards, who alone are re sponsible for tho torriblo situation created by Weyler, now endeavor to throw the responsi bility upon tho Cuban revolutionists Is eloquent evidence ot tho distortion of tbe Spanish mind, El Pais and La Dltcution here endeavor to convlnco the Cubans In arms that tbo spread of famlno is due to their stubbornness In contin uing tbe war, and tbe result of the concentration of tho people ordered by Wcyler, which Is only a cause of deeporhateamong the Cubans against Spain, Is usod as an argument to propose to them to surrender and accept autonomy. Gen. Blanco has suggested to sevoral Spanish ladles that thoy address to the Cubans In arms a petition to accept autonomy In the name of hu manity. But this sophistry Is so evident that, even though Spaniards, vory few women have signed tbe document. ZOXQSTIWJH'B AIXDOIt JtlBBB. The General saie Us la Ready to Ptsfat Even Row for the Counlrj. Atlanta, Go., March 10. Gen. Longstreet, tbo veteran of two wars and United States Rail' road Commissioner, replying to a letter ot Co D. A. Russell, a former staff officer, declares his willingness to lead his old followers to Cuba or to command them in the defence of the coasts. He says; "If tbe time should ever come when the Gov ernment should call for our friends to enlist, you may rely upon it. I will go with you and do my best with you. My service and sword nre at my country's call, and I am ns roady to respond as I was as n. young Lieutenant In 18 10. I feel the mar tial ardor of my youth and the blood flows faster and tbo pulse heats quicker at tho thought of the cannons roar ana tbe muskets' snapping." JETT DOESN'T BXFBOT VTAB. Tho Illinois Consrrsiman dives Bis Views on Cuban Affairs. Cinoinkati, March 10, Representative T, M. Jett of Springfield, III., member of the nouse Committee on Military Affairs, was in Cincin nati to-day, leaving nt noon for Washington. He said: "I feci sure that tbe Board of Inquiry will report tho last of this or the first of next week that tbe Malno was blown up from the outside by Spaniards, but not with tho knowledge of tho Spanish Govrrnraont. Tho Unitod States will demand Indemnity, I do not believe thero will bo u war, unless Spain shnll begin It, bolng forced by tho Weyler element. The Sagusla pooplo at o for peace and will agree to Indemnity, Culm's freedom w 111 result from the tangle. We hnvc proved to all nations what we can do and that we are a united people. Congress will ad journ about May 1," Louisiana Asks for the Name or Oae orthe Wow llrMSlllau Cruisers. New Orleans. March 10. The NowOrloans Progressive Leaguo telrgraphed tho President to-day requesting thnt one of tho recently pur chased Brazilian cruisers be named Louisiana or Now Orleans. Senator McEnery and Con gressman Meyer, who aro members of theSenato and House Committees nn Naval Affairs, have been telcuraphod to on tbe subject, Cnpt. Sleljeo'n t'ooli Here. Henry Williams, the negro cook of Capt. Slgs beo ot tbo lost battleship Maine, arrived yester day from Key West nn tho Mallory line steam ship Leona. He wss blown from the Malno by tbe explosion which wrecked her, and bo wo badly hurt on tho lef t side. BOABD OP IXQUIltT JK JIBS' VBttl', It -Will Continue Ita Seulono Thoro Tho Report ffot Pormntatrd Tot, , KnWin, Fla., March 10.-Tho Maine Board of Inquiry returned from Havana on tho steamer Mangrove this morning. It Is authoritatively de clared' that the board will continue its sessions from day to day at this placo In order to go over tho large amount ot ovldcnco before themcare 1 fully. -They will not. It is said, begin to formu late tbelr report for some days yet. In fact, some of tho surviving officers ot the Maine are to bo called beforo the board for further examination, and It Is not impossi ble that the board will return to Havana onco more to further verify certain dotalls. Mean time Lteuts. Holman and Ulsndin. Lieutonant of Marines Catlin, Cadet Crenshaw, and Boat swain Larkln have been detached and allowed to go home. The other survivors are detained to appear beforo the board. Tho report telegraphed from hero to the Asso ciated Press that Capt. Sljrsbee and others of the Maine's crow had returned hero Is untruo, but some ot them aro expected on the Plant line steamor from Havana to-night. Greater secreey Is now maintained In regard to the movements of the fleet here than at any time slnco tho trouble began. Itlsimposslblo to got one in authority to toll anything about even so small a matter as the trio of a torpedo boat to the Dry Tortugas. Fewer men and offi cers aro seen ashore in tbe last day or so than formerly. It Is guessed that nil this means a till further preparedness for emergenoy. Lieut. Blow and Cadet Washington of the Maine survivors are also to go North. It Is reasonably certain that the Board ot In quiry will reconvene in the morning, but no one can guess how long It will continue tho dally sessions. Tho steamer Comal from Now York to-day brought ammunition for the fleet and provisions for tho hungry Cubans. The Fern will carry tho provisions to Cuba. BETTER NEWS OT TUB DItT DOCK. Some eabaa-s Tot, bnt tha Boob Will Prob ably Be Usable by Stay 1. The big dry dock. No. 3, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard was again testod yesterday. The test was the most satisfactory made slnco Naval Con structor Bowles began the repairs. Satisfactory as tha test was, howover, some leakago was de tected. On Tuesday night there was about elevon feet of water that had been let Into the dock early in tho day. This was pumped out yester day morning. The caisson was shifted from the inside to the outside grooves. Water from tho Wallabout Basin was allowed to run through a sluice in the cofferdam beyond the caisson until It rose to about half tho height of tho caisson. The water was then cheoked and kept at that height. Workmen were set to calking tho cracks In the sldos of the dock, between the outer and inner grooves. After a tlmo two small leaks were discovered, one just inside tho outer groove on the north side of tho dock, and an other a fow feet to tho oast of the Inside groove, half way up the altar steps. Through this latter leak n stream of water about an Inch in diam eter flowed into tbo dock. In accounting for the leak just inside the out side groove, Mr. Bowles said it was probably duo to the hardening nnd shrinking nf tbo rub ber gnskcts upon which the caisson rested. Ho Bald that this fault rould bo easily rcmedlod by replacing tbe gaskets with new oncB. Tho leak In tho altar stops was said ycntcrday not to bo a leak In the strict sonso of tho term, but only tho outpour of wnter that had been pushed In through rams sninll crovlcci in tno ' altar steps when tho dock was filled on Tuesday. I It seems, however, lo ho Just possible thnt tho I real causo of this leak has not been determined. If tho flow of water stops within a reasonxblo time, tho accounting for It made yester day may be correct. If it docs not stop, ar if it Increases, so long ns water li allowed to remain outsldo the calsson.lt must bo concludod that thero Is a real leak In tho dock, caused by tha water outsldo tho caisson finding Its way In behind tho altar steps. However this may be, Mr. Bowles was ap parently satisfied with yesterdaj's tests. Ilo said that ha wns certain that the leaks which caused cavern j in the ground largo enough to stnk a horso nnd rnrt In, which he found whon ho hegan to supervise tbo repairs, had been stopped. Tbe leaks that showed themselves yesterday ho considered trifling and cosily stopped. There fore he was BAtltfled with the progress of tho work. Ho thought that beyond anv doubt, na TnK SON stated yesterday, tho dock would bo ready for use on May 1. Of course, after all repairs are matlo tho coffer dam must be removed and the channel at tbo entrance to the dock must be dredged. Tho contract for this work, which has already bocu let, calls for tbo work to be completed thirty dayB after It begins. 'he romoving of tho original cofferdam nndTao dredging of tho channel took longer thnn thirty days. Rut conditions nre difforcnt now. Tho Navy De partment is In absolute need of this dock. Thn more powerful battleships hnvo not been docked in a long time. Their bottoms aro foul. This, because It greatly roducos their speod. would seriously handicap them in en so of hostilities. Until this dock is roady for use. there is no dry dock in this country to which theso vessels may be sent. Therefore Mr. Bowles will, under Instructions of the Secretary of the Navy, push tho work with all posalbta speed. Wabiiinotov. March 10. A telegram was re ceived at the Navy Department to-day from Roar Admiral Buncc, commandant of tlio Brooklyn Navy Yard, saying that Naval Con structor Bowles reported that dry dock No. 3 was pumped dry last evening. A satisfactory test of the structure was made. Tho raisnon Joint leaks, but this can easily be remedied. The dock will bo ready for use in a few weeks. ab AVDiTon stomas bees it. Treasury f obordlnate Telia What tbo Proaldent Is Going to Do About Caba. Cleveland, O., March 10. Frank H. Morris of this city. Fourth Auditor of the Treasury, is hero from Washington for a few days. Spoak ingot tho probable forthcoming message of tho Presldont, Mr. Morris says: "The message will treat of tho settlement of tho Spanish-Cuban question, together with tho Malno matter. It Is also thought that the solu tion the President will suggest and Conprois will bo likely to recommend Is that of Spain giving to Cuba colonization rights nnd privi leges almost exnetly similar to those enjoyed by Canada In Its relation to England. Itblnk the goneral opinion, also. Is that t-pnln will resist a settlement until compelled to It by force of cir cumstances; but It Is not behoved that this force of circumstances will be a war with the United States. The general belief In Washlnglon Is that ultimately Spain will make no resistance." Torpedo Boat Bodcors In Shape attain. BALTruonE,Md., March 10. The United States torpedo boat Rodgers bad a dock trial to-day, and her new port engine worked very smoothly. Sho will have a trial run down the river to morrow. Her official trial trip will likely occur next week, aftor which she will be turned over to tbe Government. Tbo work of repairing tbo United States Coast Survey steamer Blake, which has been ordered to Key West In connec tion with Important eurvey work thore. Is being pushed rapidly to completion nt Woodall s shipyard, and sbe will likely leave for Key West on Sunday. Auxiliary Cruisers In Booton. Bostox, Mass., March 10. Lieut. Sergeant and Assistant Engineer Dixon, tho sub-committee of the Naval Board seeking auxiliary cruis ers, aro In Boston examining American steamers from this port. Tbe stoamsbip lines flying the American flag with agents in this city are Ilvo the Baltimore lino, the Clyde or Charleston line, the Philadelphia line, 1 ho Metropolitan line, and the Savannah line. Thoso lines control twonty steamers, nil fast boats of good size, and with the exception of ono all can be turned into com merce destroyers. Movements or War Vessels. WAsntNOTON, March 10. Theso movements ot naval vessels were reported to the Bureau of Navigation of tbe Nary Department this morn ing: The torpedo boat Foote sailed from Jack sonville for Key West; the Vlcksburg arrived at St. Pierre yesterday; the Marietta sailed from San Jose for Panama yesterday, and tho Essex arrived at Portsmouth from New York to-day. Hascotta Hay Carrr Ammunition. Tampa, Fla,, Maroh 10. The steamship Mas ootte of the Plant Steamship Company is flrod up to-night In anticipation of an order from ths Government at Washington to take part of the ammunition now here awaiting shipment to the vessels of tbe North Atlantic squadron. Every thing Is in readiness to load tho ammunition nt a moment's notice and trio crew has been or dered to remain on board. JfkSl's!! 'ten change tho whole as. InSOOQ S pect of life by tbelr prompt, PS lie healthful actl n upon the 1 1 lo stomach, kidneys, and bowels. They actually nako JJfo worth living. 25c TOPAKADKW1T1LTHB6911L TJIEIJIIBII rOt,VNTEEIXS TTTXTOElll 1'OJAT AT J.AST. den. Smith' Oppnalllon Dors Mot Count Xow Thnt Ha lino Bonoine Krlanito Commander, and Ment.-Col. UiiITt will lllorrirnrrt Ilia olit Colonel Wl,he There Mar " Trouble, Tho parade ot tho United Irish- Societies to day in honor of St, Patrick may bring thn Sixty-ninth Regiment Into direct conflict with brlgado headquarters. A few days ago, bo foro Gen. Gcorgn Moore Smith gavo up tho command of tho Sixty-ninth, a committeo from tho United Irish Societies callod on hlpi with a request that tbo regiment pnrado on St, Pat rick's day, Tho goneral report given out ot his reply to tho commtttoo was that ho hnd conslgnod tho request to a hotter placo than Halifax. Gen. Smith donlcd that ho had mndo any sulphurous suggestion In connection with tho request. "Howover," ho saldY'I want to hnvo It under stood thut 1 did say that I would not hnvo tho Sixty-ninth pnrado with men who woro tho uniform of soldlors, hut wero not soldiers." This referred to tho Irish Volunteers, who wero to pnrndo -nUli tho Irish Soclotles. Be foro replying to the committee. Gen. Smith, then the acting Colonel, had Inquired If the Volunteers woro to parado, and when ho learned thoy wero ho refused tho request. It was gen erally thought that tlio opposition ot Col. Smith was fatal to tha proposed ctenrt of tho Sixty-ninth Regiment, but when tho Colonel hnd been promoted tho committee sont In an other request to Llcut.-Col. Edward Duff)-, act ing Colonel ot the regiment, making tho saino proposition. This put tho LIcutcnant-Colonol in u hole. Ho Is a candidate for Colonel ot tho regiment and feared 'that by opposing tho re quest ho would lose support thnt ho had counted on when tho balloting should begin. So ho de cided to lay tho matter before tho officers of the regiment. Ho called a meeting of the Board of Olllcors, which was held on Monday night. All the Held and lino officers wore presont except Capt. Putnam Ilradlev Strong, boh of tho ex Mnyor, who wns rccontly olectcd to tho Caji tulncy of Company I), tho Fitzgerald Guard. Lleut.-Col. Duffy, before calling tho meeting to order, noticed tbo absence or Capt. Strung. Ho made a'rJ.-onnoissanco for him In tho ball. The first man ho uict wus tho Captain. "Wo expect you at tho nicotinic. Captain," said the Lieutenant-Colonol. Cupt. Strong Is n very now officer, but be look away his superior'!) breath by drawing him self up to his full height and snylng: "I um not goliiiT into that meeting. I do not proposo to takn nny part In (riving Instructions to my commanding nilircr. Col. mltb did not train mo In that way Ui do my duty. I tako commands from my Colonel, but I do not pro poso to toll nliu hat ho shall do." Lleut.-Col. Duffy Is said to hnvo been able only to ejaculato "llulil" and then return to the meeting. Ho called tho meeting to order and stated the tenor or tho request that hnd come to him to parade. Immediately ono of tho officers who hnvo been recognized as of the following of tbo'.formcr Colonel, smith. Jumped ;to bin feet with nn inquiry as to whether tho Irish Volun teers wero to parado with tho Sixty-ninth. "Wo shall hnvo tho right of lino," was tho diplomatic way in which Llout.-Col. Duffy tried to parry the question. Tho queBtlonor de manded a deflnlto answer nnd finally It wns an nounced that ", wan generally understood that the Volunteers would parade. Then began n discussion that ran until nearly midnight. Capt. Hcnly of Company I, who hns been count ed as n Smith man from tho beginning of tbo former regime, wus against parading, pointing out that tho brlgado headquarters wns opposed to It. Other officers took the position that this was strictly a regimental ntfnlr nnd hoadqunr ters had nothing to do with it. It Is said that Major Thomas V. Lynch nnd L'out, Devlin wero amone those who stood with Hcnly. but they aro nil mum as to tho part they took In tho do bate. Tho contention of thoso who favored parading was thnt the Volunteers hnd not yet been de clared un Illegal body by tho courts and thnt until that waa donu thero was no reason for re fusing to parade with thcru. Finally toward midnight n ole wns reamed nnd It Is said that it whs 14 to 8 In favor of accepting tho request. ("apt. Edward T. MeCrystal of Company II Bald jostcrday: "Wo decided to turn out with tho Volunteers and I will oooy my commanding officer." Ho declined to discuss the matter fnttt hAi Capt. Putnam Bradley Strong said yesterday; "I ndmlt thnt I did not attend the meotlng Monday night, hut 1 shall parado with my com pany to-morrow, obeying my superior officer. I hn o no opinion to give on tho wfedom of parad ing." Tho orders issued from tho headquarters simply state that tho regiment shnll parade to day to thu Cathedral, but it is understood that when tho rcciment leaves tho church It will connect with tho parade of tho United Irish SocietlcBas for north as Fifty-ninth street and then return to the armory. Orders have beon issued to pnrado to-day by tho Irish Volunteers, nnd tlio officers of that command yesterday were Jubilant over tho pros pect of Hliowlric off themselves In contrast with the Sixty-ninth. Tho Volunteers have novor, before parnded with tho Mxty-nfntn, ns Col. Smith would not listen to such a suggestion. There is much ipceulntlon ni to tho course Gen. Smith will pursuo nnd tho probability of court-martial wns discussed cslurda), although it was Bald It would !c hard to connect any one with a positive dlsobodlcnco of orders. FIOIIT J.V A SALOON. Policeman Who Tried to Hop It Knocked Drwn Thtee Ttmeo. John McLaughlin, Jnmcs Strntton. Thomas Jones, nnd Patrick ltiordan. four bricklayers, got Into a fight ns to whoso turn It was to treat wbllo drlnklnz in Antonio Trocn's saloon, at Fifth avenue nnd 112th street, yesterday after noon. They locked tho bartender In tho cellar when ha tried to stop tho row, and Daniel Casey, their foreman, who came In to act ns peace maker, wus rendered Insensible by a blow with a trowel. Policeman Sullivan of tho East 101th street station, who appeared at tbis juncture, wns knocked down three times by McLaughlin mid wounded In tho head with the trowel. With tho aid of another policeman the rioters were Anally collared and locked up. Suopeoted Illsliwnjmen Nabbea at Rework. Two men who describe themselves as Joseph Kent, 21 years old, of Omaha, Nob., and Barney Donnelly, 27, of 64 Monroe street, Newark, were arrested In Newark Inst night on suspicion of having held up Otto Miller nt East llahway on Tuesday night. Ho was robbed ot 275. On the suspects was found $00. They also had new clothes. (hot II l Roommate Accidentally. While handling a revolver carelessly last night, Henry Roth, a grocery clerk, accidentally shot Albert 8cbwake, another grocery clerk, with uhom he roomid at 408 West Forty seventh street, in the chest, Scbwako was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where it wns said he would probably recover. Ruth was arrcstod. BPAItlCS FltOSI THE TBLEOItAFIT. The body of Frank Scarrings, a well-known Italian, was found In tho mill pond of the Nowland Netlnn ifolcry Company at Mrchanlcavillo,N, Y ynterday afternoon. Hn bad been mlMlng- alnco Saturday. There were no Indlcatloniot foul play. A cold watch and (1,880 In inuury were round nn Ihe body. The Saeandaca Mining and 31 filing Company, which ts extracting gold from the aanda at llalley, N. Y., haa added to Ita plant au H.OOO pound grinder. When It haa been Initalled the plant will be run nlsht and day. Extensive Improvements bavo alio been mado In the sand currying machinery. First Spring showing now of new Fashions and new Mate rials. If you are so fastidious that ready-made clothing does not suit, then you are the man our Made-to-Order Department is looking for. Our expert tailors are ready if you want the best at a price that even the most economical man can afford. Keep posted by looking, even if you don't care to buy. HACKETT, ( Broadway, CARHART Corner Mth, &-l ) Cornor Cnnnl, VJo Neur Chambers. 1TjaVii1iriTifl1iiiiiiinni iini niniiiiiiliii lifiSgpsTLSIiiS Jvux oi.Ai' vimtHsKN'a onisin. Oae Vlellra leaa nnd Ihe Other mine- The Murderer Held lo Itntn Tno Vlvr, Mntbow Henry Polo, one of tho victims of tho murdorous outbreak of John Olnf Petersen's jealous rngo In Brooklyn on Tuesday' afternoon, died nt tho Scncy Hospltn) nt 0 o'clock ) ester day morning, and Mrs. Leonora Faulkner, tho other, was ntlho point of death last night. No less than six of the ten bullets Petersen fired nt hor took effect. Polo's splnil cord wss Injured by tha single bullot tlrod nt him. Ho died of pnrnlysls. Polo lived with his wife and three children at 210 Court street. Further Inquiry on tho part nt thn police shows thnt his n-iiitlons with Mrs. Faulkner wcru entirely innocent, Whon ar raigned jcslerdny Pctorsen protended to havo no recollection uf his murderous work of tho firo lous -lav. Ho said his mind must havo beon n a dnzo frnni excessive drinking. A woman uho lives nt 821) Ureenwlch street callod ut tho Jail yostordny nnd Identified blm ns her hiistxnd. They were married, eho said. In Juno, 181)5, Sho was tbo stewardess on tho fishing bo it A) Foster and ho was oncot Iho crow. Tho woman said thnt she left him after ho had treated her shamefully nnd sho hnd dis covered tint ho wns spending his lolsuro tlmn with Mrs. Faulkner. Sho also said that when ho came lo this country, ten roars ago. he left u wife and sevoral children behind blm. ilAltUISAL FllIOE ON WHEAT. Ths Chicago nsard or Trade Itemses to Kane One, CnicidO, MnrchlO. All efforts have failed to forca the Board ot Trado officials to name n mar ginal price on May wheat, in which Mr. Letter has bis millions at stako. Thero was another effort made to-day. Nash and Wright mado a demand ot F. O. Logan for margins which tho latter regarded as excessive. Mr. Login docllnod to fix a mar gin. Of course, this sent tho matter to tho ofll ciuls. At the hour of closing, the trade regarded this as n moro to force an olllclal marginal prlco. It failed. Lito in the aftornoon tho hoard officials by an almost unanimous vote declared that thore was no nood of naming a marginal prlco. This wns tho result after examining many witnesses from the trade. Tho further break in July wheat to day to 8-1 conts put that month 20 cento under May and caused more norvousnesa. Mr. Let ter's brokers contlnuo to hold May wheat nt $1.0-1, taking all that is offered. Natural condi tions are driving the new crop months lower. ZIUItDEIt OF TjAITXEB LATAKE. John RIcGearr, a Tnnns niaekamlth, Arrestea Tor the Crime. DubocjUE, la,, March 10. John MoQeary. a young blacksmith, has been arrested for tho murder of Lawer Lavake. In his overcoat was found a rovolvor with" four chambers empty. On one sleovo was a stain ot crimson. This morning Lawyer Paisley ldentibed tho Elsoner ns the man he eaw emerging from tbo allwny loading to Lavnko's apartments. Somo days ago Lavake secured a judgment against McGcary's mother for attorney's fees due him for handling her personal estate. Mo Geary threatened Lavake at the time, and tho latter avoided a meeting with the blacksmith. At tho post mortem this morning tbe faot was dovoloped that the Drat shot had pierced the lawyer's brain and that the revolver had then been placed against tbo prostrate form and three more shots fired into his body. SUICIDE IN CENTRA!, T Alt It. Barer 14ndbelm, a merchant, Polaono Him aeir wltb Carbolic Acid. Policeman Fitzgerald ot ths Central Park squad found an unconscious man of middle age seated on a bench on the West Drive In the Park, near Ninety-second street, just at dusk last'evenlng. Tho man's lips were swollen and thero was a strong odor of oarbolio acid about him. Tho policeman had him taken to the Presbyterian Hospital, where ho died last night. In ono of bis pockets was a cord asking that Mrs. Llndbelm of 43 West Ninety-ninth street b notified in caso of accident. Word was sent to thnt number, and Mrs. Llndhelm went to the hospital. She Identified the man as her hus band, Meyer Llndbeim. a merchant, 52 years old. She told the hospital authorities that she knew of no reason for hor husband's sulcde. Snlrlde In an Alrshalt. Mrs. Bessie Schneer, aged DD years, widow of Leopold Schneer, committed suloldo yesterday by leaping down the atrshaf t at ber residence at 221 East 123d street. She fell four stories and died almost Instantly. Mrs. Schneer's hus band, who was formerly a prosperous shoo dealer, died threo weeks ago at the age of 72 years. After the funeral It was discovered that tho property Mr. Schneer had accumulated hail been all used up. Mrs. Schneer was obliged to break up her home and go to live with ber sis ter. Mrs. Joseph Schrleber, at the house where she killed herself. She frequently had said sho did not care to live. Capt. Lee Kills Himself. MEitcnAKTViLUE. N. J., Maroh 10. Capt. Wil liam H. Loe, an assayer of gold In Philadelphia, shot and killed himself at bis home bers to-day. Loss of money In his business is given as the causo. After tho shot ho lived long enough only to bid his family good-by. He got his title In the war. - DItOFPED WATCHES A.B JTE BAN. Kennv nnd Taken Thorn Throuch m nolo Bo Uad Made In a Jewellera Wladow. Patrick Kenny threw a brick through tho front window of Joseph Tints teln's jewelry store nt 11 Rivlngton etrcot last night, grabbed twolvn gold watches and rnn for tho Bowery. Tlnsteln shrieked, nnd two pollcemon chased the thief, who was dropping a watch at every lump. They caught him at Spring street and locked him up. Ho refused to give his address. Shipments orTobaceo Trom Cuba. Wabiiinoton, March 10. Consul-General Lee telegraphed the State Department to-day that theso shipments of filler tobacco have been mado. from Havana: March 2, 6 bales to Tampat March 3, R03 bales to Now York. SO to Chicago, and 40 to New Orleans; March 5. 477 bales to Now York; 2fi to Chicago, nnd ISO to Key Westt March 0. 48 bales to Key West nnd 41 to Tampa; March 10, 341 balos to New York and 07 to Chicago. Pay Director Ollllaao Honorably Retired. Washington, March 10. Secretary Long baa ordered that all proceedings of tbe court-martial that recently tried and convicted Port In spector Luther S. Billings on charges of scan dalous conduct be stricken from tbe record of the department. The nocused officer has been honorably retired after medical examination. The Fatal Curloaltj or a PooL From the Xftwican Jit raid. The small village of San Julian, lu the neigh boring Stato ot Mexico, hns been the scene of a Inmcutnblo traced)-, A short tlmo ago a family of tho nanio of Lopez movod to that place from this city. A student, by tho namo of Francisco Acevcs do Lara, was tho accented suitor of a young lady of tho family. Miss Enrlqueta Lone. When tbo family had moved to San Julian, tha young student was seized with thn imperti nent curiosity of loarnlng whether Knrlqueta remained true to him or whether she had be stowed herntfoctlons on some youth at her new placo of rosldonce. ilo. therefore, had mortuary cards printed announcing his own death, and tool; euro thnt ono was sent to Knrlquetn. Sho, whose thoughts wore wholly taken up by hor old lover, wns driven to dcspnlron receiving the announcement, anil tnmmltlcd suicide by tak ing a largo cloo of arsenic. Tho younir student was seen yesterday by a reporter. Ho sceiuotl lo bo In great distress. Ho Kihl thnt his object had been to surprise his norfu by thn announcement of his death, t.nd then. If she hnd displayed a proper degree of emotion, lo di ly his union with hor no longer. A Nnltar'a Drtcrlptlau. From the KUctrleal Ttevitxc. A well-known naval ofllrer, now stationed nt Key West, writes to tho i'leetreal Jlepltw ns follows; "ThoHacho brougbtovor tothequnr antlna hospital hore a number ot tho stir vlvurH of thu Maine. Ono of these wounded jnckles. when asked to tell what ho know of the frightful explosion, sold: 'Well, sir, 1 was n-corkiu it off lu mo hammlck, sir, when I hears a hull of n nolso. Then, sir. thn nurto bids. "Sit up an' take this." That's all I know, sir.'" Where Yrstrrrtni'a flreo (Tore. A, M.-2-30, aiu Itlrlniton street, Abraham Jacobs, damue alights 11:00, 171 Norfolk street, Hymen lllocini, dauugn slight) 1 1 (23, 250 Eldrldge street, Fr'derk-k Fink, Carnage alight. I. II. 18:50, ill Lexington avonur, Augustus Cither. damage .light i ls-IS, 2SS0 Klghth avenue, Freder'clt Lendf word, damage alight 1 1 us. Ml Wst ICrid avenue, Iora Vutlmuti, damage lHit -liio, &'in Hudaon street, Canon & Sou, damago 0i 4iS0, HO Kuniyth street, JI Wilnr. dHinnite trilling! 4:00 r,il Clinton pluc. Sylveitor II rawing, damage tlUOl 4i(J0, i) Gait Fifteenth street, Krueit Eager and others, damage $80,000, JOTTINGS AltUUT lOlfX. The James Gregory Company, brass founders and metalworkers at lOuto 110 Cannon street, mado an aulguuieul yoileiday to Charles L. Uoglo. Tu6 liabll Ulea are estimated at lets tban 110,00V. ff'lpniololilftsolfriaaa' lfwOiiiaaAMii t ja" otfTilaf ,'- i OfflOKERINQ HALL. n. a it bexe's a it vat rniVATn I.ECTVltB TO MEN, Ilia Powerral, Thrllllna Words lo nn Imraanes Auitleiirr (itory oOlon Llr In Ilia Ntrengih anil Vlffir Hen Nerd Not lie Srrtout or I'liy.lrallr Kthnnsled III. Il-nrora Will l)ol forgot Ills llepernl Wtrits Hedlelon r lVonrtrouo Slreoclb-CHIna Power The hilled Plirolrlan oralis With Ahinluto Koowloda-e. Tor Ills aitcreas la Carina This Clnsa or Ilia Is reater Than That or aay Other Pliialrlan. An lmraenso audience of men greeted that most successful of ehyslolans, Dr. Greone, la Chlclterlng Hall last night, and listened with rapt nnd absorbed attention to ono of the most powerful lectures evor delivered to mon, a lec ture flllod with profound knowlodce ot the sclcnco of life, replete with grand truths and toemlne with vivid portrayal of those mighty facts, necessarily of a private nature, but not or tholoss which conslltuto tho very groundwork of life's knowlodgo, tbo underlying prlnclplo ot tho scheme ot eztstenco Itself, and concerning which men aro otton grossly Ignorant, gonorally thoughtless and always careless, until a crisis arises In their lives tbe loss ot that vitality which distinguishes the weak from the strong brings homo lo each the Individual knowledge that only strength Is power and that weakness means despair. At Dr. Qroeno's stirring lecture last night theso facts wero brought out as only the skilled physician thoroughly conversant with every phase of tho subject can portray the happiness which always accompanlos strength and vigor, and nlso depl:t the abject misery and despair which follow weakness and debility. No man has a right to triflo with his health. Tbe glory of man la his strength, and strength of character, strength ot mind, strength of body are dependent upon tbo maintenance of sound physical health, health of oacb and overy organ, function and attrlbuto of the human system) and truo and completo happiness comes only to him who maintains tho soundness of his nerve and physical strength, or restores and regains such Btrongtb, If by any means it is lost or im paired. Ignorsnce of consequences, indiscretion and thoughtlossness ore the great causes of physi cal decay, vital weakness and nervous debility among mon. This condition ot nerve weakness, oxhnustcd powers and drains upon tho system which slowly but surely. It allowed to continue, sap tbe vory vitality, wreck nerve, brain and body nnd tinge llfo and existence Itself with ths dark gloom of dospalr, is tho moat common of diseases among men. not only among theyoung, but In middle llfo and mnturo years, undltsoure Is tbo great problem which faces mankind at the present day. Sufferers from nervous debility and exhausted vitality havo a weak, languid, and tired feelinor, with gradual falling of strength. Where for merly thoy had feelings of strong and vigorous physical nnd ncrvo power, thoy nuw havo only a sense of weakness, languor, dulnes9, and ox hnustion. There is a laok of ambition, with little Inclination for physical or mental exer tion. This Is often especially noticeable in tbo morning, whon overy movement seems an effort. Tho night's sleep, which should refresh tho system and restore strength and vigor, often leaves them In tho morning more tired and ex hausted than on retiring. Aftor a time their nerves and mental strength will bo impaired, and their endurance and power to work, read, or study diminished. Where formerly thoy could ondure many con socutlve hours of close application of tho mind, they now find that tbo thoughts wander, and there is Inability to fix the mind for any length ot time upon ono subject. With this there Is nn oxtremely nervous and Irritable condition, or dull, cloudy sensation, often accompanied by dleagroeablo feelings In tbe head and eyes. Lack of Inclination for company and desire to be alono murk this Btngo of tbo disease. As theso symptoms Increase there is usually derangement of tho d gestlvo organs. Thore is often a bad tasta in tbo mouth in the morning. There will bo at times a pain In the back, tbo vision becomes dim, the memory is impaired, and there Is frequent dizziness. Porsons thus afflicted are often despondent nnd suffer from &loom and depression of the mind. The nerves Dcome so weakened after n time that the least excitement or shock will Hush tho face or bring on a tremor or trembling often attended by moro or less palpitation of tbe heart. Dr. Greone expressos no blame for the victims of this Insidious disease, for be realizes that this sad condition results from thougbtless ino rancoof the consequencos. and therefore merits andshould have the deepest sympathy of tho Physician and should bo treated In perfect con fidence and cured with absoluto secrecy. And It ts In regard to the troatment and euro of this affoctton that Dr. Greene spoke most forcibly, strongly, and with positive knowledge. Whon ho made tbe assertion that he bad dis covered medicines which surely and with abso lute certainty euro this disease, no one doubted that it was tho grand truth he spoke; that ha had, lndcod, from his wide experlonce In tho treatment ot this class of cases, his vast re search and investigation among harmless vege table medicines, discovered, perfected, and pre pared remedies absolutely certain to euro. Tho doctor's high standing in the profession and bis reputation as thomost skilful and suc cessful physician mako this promise of euro be lieved or everybody that if any sufferer will consult Dr. Greene at his office, 33 West 14th St., New York city, either personally or by writ ing a description of the case to Dr. Greene, and will use theso wonderful medical discoveries, theso harmless yet poworful and effective re storers of nerve strength and physical vigor to men, be will certainly and positively be cured. You can consult Dr. Greens w lthout charge absolutely free, whother you call athlsoluoe. 35 West 14th St.. New York city, or write him a letter about your case. All are welcome to colli or, If you prefer, you oeu write, and tbe same careful attention will ho given your case, you will have your symptoms and condition ex plained so that yon can perfectly understand your trouble nnd tho exait price of thn neces sary medicines to cure will be stated. Y'ou can, ot course, adopt the use of the medicines or not, as you chooso. Remember that Dr. Greene positively and em phatically asserts that such cases are perfectly curable If you will use these wonderful health and strength giving mediclnos, of tho curative action of which he has absolute and positive knowledge. By tbelr use thousands of hopo'ais sufferers have been made again strong, vigorous and happy, with renewed powers, energies and ambitions, and thus restored to their places among men. If you are wise you will seize this 8olden opportunity to be cured, and consult Dr. reeno without delay. Adv. i AOAINBT A LABOB TBVBT. national Protective Association Wo a to to En join thn Walblnc Delegates. The National Protective Association of Oteam Fitters and Helpers, an independent union not connected n ith tbo Board of Walking Delegates alleges that the Steam Fitters' and Helpers' unions which aro represented In the board havo been persecuting its members by threatening strikes to get them discharged. It has brought suit In tho Supremo Court to restrain tbe fol lowing from Interfering wltb its members on buildings and in shops: James M. Cummlngs, Walking Delogate of tho Enterprise Association ot Steam Fitters; James J, Nugent, wnlking delegate of tbe Progress Associa tion of Sloam Fitters' Helpers, nnd William J, O'Brien, Presldont of tho Board of Walking Dolegntos. There was a hearing In the suit yes terday b-jfnro Justice Glrgerlch. The lawyers for the plaintiffs tltod cases where members of the National Protective Association wore dis charged to avert general strikes on behalf of the other two unions. Itwao also alloaed that tho defendants hnd forced a contractor to pay mem bers of tho Entcrprlso nnd Progress associa tions tho wages of mciiibors ot thn National Protectivo Association on two buildings at 40 and 01 West Forty-fifth street to prevent the. work from being torn nut. Tho lawyer for tho defendant held that there was no procodont for such n eutt as this ono and that If incmbors nf tho National Association f had grlevnucts they bliould have oiieil Individ- " il'Ub. Ho produced nn agreement, ono clause of which read thai tho members nf the Mastor Steam and Hot Wntor Fitters' Association should employ only members of the Enterprise Association of Steam Fitters. Justice Oligerlcli told tho lawyers on l"ilh sides to prepare briefs nnd submit thorn to him on Monday. j Two E. B. Meyrowitz Optical Stores. 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