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1 2.' . VSl - - X - THE SUNy THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1808s - . I
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 ,
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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
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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.
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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
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Optical Stores.
Our new establishment at 125 West
42d Street contains complete de
partments for the sale of eyeglasses,
spectacles, and optical goods gm-,
erally, including a Photographic
Department for Cameras and bip
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Enlarging.
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