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Press I Dispatches. | Kargest c/roulat/oiv. VOL III, NO. 48. NEWPORT NEWS, VA., SUNDAY, EEBRUARY 27, 1898. PRICE SiNGLE COFY-TWO CENTS one week. TFN ncMTe ESSEX AT OL? POINT School Ship Anchored in Hampton Roads. TERROROFFFORNEWYORK Double tiuitrd living Kept Nicht im D.iy Over Implements of War ut Fnrt Monroe. Other Significant Incidents. The monitor Terror, which has been aHftboteUi a:t Old Point opposite the Hy. gia Hotel, yest- tday afternoon, at 5:::0 o'-cKock, weighed anchoT and sailed for New York, where she will remain until .further orders. The Vizcaya, which was reported du* In H.i'mpton Bads, sailed past th.. Capes yesterday mbcrning on her way to Ha? vana. The double turretted monitor Puritan which is now at .Norfolk, is expected to lake the place of the Terror in Hamp? ton Roads. She is '.ooked! for to arrive to-day or to-m'*rrow. The Puritan is a member of the first class of Uncle Sam's fighting eontin Bency, (having a displacement nearly as great as the wreckeU battleship .Maine. The Puritan is an iron vessel, rigged iwit'h military mast, and is considered to ibe a serviceable lighter. She will prob ahly remain on duty in the Roads unti: further developments in the situation Ib.t'Wecr,. the United States aid Spain. The arrival at Old Point yesterday morning at 10:30 .o'clock 'or tne Essex was the -ause of a grell deU ot specu? lation at the Government reservation. There avas considerable speculation as to the purpose of her trip, which was only augmentAii by. the fact that her consignment was unloaded hy the Gov? ernment buoy tender, and the cont-.r.ts of the six large cases which we;e landed ivraains unknown except to the officers at the Fort. The Kss_-x anchored olt the Hygeia Hotel awaiting orders. The ICssex is a third rate wooden ves? sel, bark rigged, and has only lately returned from a cruise in Southern ami Medtt, nanean 'waters, having leCt the -States last August. She arrived at Port Royal, -S. G, adhiut the first v>? the pres? ent month, anl has ibeen engaged since that time in target practice up to the 2:td, when sh^- sailed from that port fur Ol'j Point. The commanding officer of the Essex '.eft last evening 'by th \Vusbitig;vn boat tor the National Capi? tal. The rumor was atloat yesterday amvjng the guests at th* hotels at Old ?1'oint that two companies of artillery had been oider.d to leave the Fort for lro: t Washington. The truth of this re? port is of a very doubtful character, us there are within a few miles of Fort Washington u'll the artillerymen that coif.d ptoss?bly ibe required to man the guns at that fort. The rumor at one time seemed a certainty, as th*rc were about 100 men witih belts and eaulp ments assumbled on "the Government 'wharf. None of the men, however, IboaideUl the Washington steamer, ex? cept one sergeant, who said he was go? ing t., Washington bo visit his family. It is supposed that tne men were under orders to lie prepared to take the Wash? ington Iboat should orders to that ef? fect reach the Fort b.fvre her departure. The activity at Fort iMV>nroe seems'to indicate that the O- 'vernrn-nt recognizes the fact that the post must 'be thorough? ly prepared when the 'moment for ac? tion comes. The battleships nlo'w under construction at the shipyard would l>* most desirable Objects forSpanighsptfli ation were it possible foroneof the pow? erful vessels of the Spanish navy to reach this port. A doable gua:d is now 'being kept over the fighting machines at the Fort, both night and day, and in case of emergencies there will be no surprises to fear from being unprepared. Another important fact which tends to confirm the reports that the govern? ment ia 'making active preparations for war 'is the fact that a contract has just ?been signed with Philadelphia and Oleveland firms for the shipment of 300,000 tons of coal at once to Fortress Monroe and other Atlantic coaling sta? tions. W.h'ile it is published that this coal will go to Old Point, it will In reality come here and 'be loaded on vessels when needed from the Ohesapeake & Ohio piers at this place. This is another evidence (Slat Newport News and Fortress 'Monroe will be among the principal points to be well /ruarded in case of war. iA focal jingo was so confident yester? day that a conflict with Spain was in? evitable that he wagered $5 that war Mould soon 'be declared. There twill Ibe a misionary meeting at ?the Washington Avenue* !M. IE. Chuivh this afternoon at 4 o'clock: The t>flowing will be the programme: Song?"Froimi Greenland's ley 'Moun? tain." .Minutes of 'iast meeting. Solo?IMiss Carrie Davis. Ree ttation ?Gel lie1 E: adsihoiw. Song?"Work On." Quartette?"Shine On." Weissrs. Whit ley, Howard, Lane and Simmons. iRoll call. Chorus?"Go and Tell the Story." .Benediction. iHas been decided at last. No divers necessary. 'All high and dry. The battlesihips 'Kentucky and Kear sarge wi-H be launched iMarcih 34th, 1S9S. Immediately after the launching is over (Powell Bros., and King will commence the eale of 800 lots at auction. These lots are sltmaited on bofh sides of tihe old electric car line and running d'ow.n to Hampton Roadie water front, where the new car line 'Will be built from 'Newport News to Hampton and Old iPoi'nt. For maps of this property ?nd other information, call on Powell Bros., and King, 2701 Washington av? enue, Newport News, Va. fe26tf If the view team has not photo? graphed ybur house, stop ttuemt wihen th-;y pass ,or leave order at 2412 Wash? ington avenue. fe27-eod. Continence. Tou can huv-y confidence In a bicycle that aE yctir friends praise, a bicycle ?that is never in the repair shop, a bi <->vle that we have so much confidence in that 'We. unhesitatingly agite to re? pair ifree even lif 'damagid .by accident. (Don't you think you ought to plaoe con? fidence in sir?h a wheel? This wheel is the ECLIPSE. Gomie. and' see -it be? fore .you aIU<w some gli'b-tongued sales? man to ir.iduc'e you to buy the just as good kindt NEWPORT NEWS CYCtLE CO., . 221 Twcnty-seventih st. fe27-tf. W Kisker? Mast Oo. (No m'ore whiskers. We are not going to shavte yet awhile, tout we aie going to take the whiskers off all collars sent us and leave the edges smooth us ivory. Our "Little Wonder" does it. Ne'wpoj't Naws Steam Laundry. if SERVICE TO UK IMl'KOVKD. Bell Telephone Company Preparing for a M?w System. The Southern Beil Telephone Com? panys is preparing to improve its service in this city. The company is now using the ground cir ul't system, but 'will replace it with the metto'lie eireuit in the near future. LAs work has aflready been started, it is thought that the netw system will be in oi>eration in aWut a month. The improwment wil: also l)e mode in other cities having conmeeleJn with the ?Newport News exchange. LA. new switchib. aid will t>e installed here. It w'ill l>e equippoJ with auto? matic self-restoring drops, and 'Will be of the latest pattern. It 'is thought that iwhen the Citizens' Telephone Company commences it& ser? vice in this city the Bef. Company will cut rates. This may Ibrtag en a "rate war" between tho two companies. CITY NEWS IN BKIEK. 'Miss Fairte Montague, of Gloucester, is ihe guest of Miss Carter. Miss May Child tree, of Lymcfrburg, is visiting Miss Adams in East End. M;r. Samuel Ho.rlajn. of Pittsburg, iis spending a few days in the city as the guest of friends. Mr. J. S. Andrews, wife and two dh'ttAren left last evening for Srciih Jield, where t/hey will remain two weeks. iMr. T. Godwin Archer is t'he guest of friends -near IWytJievHle. Mr. Archer will act as best man at the wedding of a friend. Mr. and Mrs-. IB. W. Armstrong, of Chicago, who are en r.iuite to Florida, are spending a few days with Mrs. Ii). T. Young. Mrs. James TV. Monroe 'Was returned from Baltimore, where she went to at? tend the funeral of tier Bister, Airs. Ketdhum. 'Misses Mariam Boyd and Call!? Bart lett left Friday night to visit rela? tives and friends in Washington and Baltimore. Messrs. James Young, Walter Hoj> kins and Edward L. Berryman have ac cepted positions in Philadelphia and will leave tonight for that city. Misses Ora Weaver and Minnie Rob? inson, who have been vteitimg Captain and Mrs. J. .E. Williams, have returned to their homes In. Portsmouth. They were accompanied by Mrs. Willi a mm who will spend a few days with her pa? rents. Mr. C. B. Oreutt. president of .the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dry Dock Company, has formally en? tered a reitest against the passage of the bill introduced by Senator Platt to pay an annual sum of $90.000 for the use of a huge floating dry dock to be e?instructed by English capitalists 'and located at New York. Miss ZeJl'ia Lewis, .who has iten visit? ing he.r aunt. Mrs. C. W. Adams, on Twenty-seventh e?tr-.-et. has returnel to her'home, in Matthews county. The tire engine. Iwbich is somewhat out elf nepa'ir, is Ibeing overhauled at the shipyard). The attendance at the Opera House yesterday afternoon to wit not?, the secor.el presentation, of the oantata "lLand oif Nod" and the Bibsonian pos-;s ?was rather small. Mangle Committed to Jail. Peter Manzi, the local pugilist, wlio recently .tried fistic conclusions with Te-.ldie William,-, of 'Portsmouth, in an abandoned barrel factory in Scotsvatle. has been committed to the Norfolk county jail for ten days by .Tus'iee Sykes, pending a hearing. Exports for Laut Week. The exports from Newport News for the w,-ek ending Saturday, February 26. were as follows: Corn, 606.677 bush? els; wheat. 15.9G3 Ibushels: oats. 10.000 bushels. The exports from fhfas port fe,r the month, up to 4 o'clock yester? day aifternoon, we're valued at $3,400,000. The customs officials predict a total valuation for February of $3.7r>0.uOO. needs Recorded. Deeds (have been reoreled as follows: Old (Dominion Land Company to H. C. Nettles; consideration, $350. Old Dominion Land Company to O. M. Lattimer & Co.; consideration, $900. They Want City Bonds. Among the inquiries lately received in reference to the issue of city bonds is one from Mr. Wend't, of Phoebus. He stated that he represented parties who were anxious to buy up all the be>nds the c*nty would place on the market, but would prefer to take them at private sale. Mr. Massie has informed Mr. Wend* that no private deal can be considered. It is presumed that this gentleman will tender a bid in competition. Ouher firms heard from recently are as follows: Sperry, Jones & Co., of Baltimore. Hamilton & Co., of Baltimore. Dater & Co., of New York. Police Court. Justice Brown yesterday meted out justice to the following: C. Hagins, drunk; limed $2 'and costs. ?Victor'Hall (colored) disorderly; fined 53 and costs. Viola Colemam (colored), disorderly; fiend $3.50 and costs. C. B. 'Edwards, selling liquor on Sun? day ; dismissed.. School Appropriation Needed. If the City Council does not appro? priate $1,500 by April 1st to the public schools of the city they will have to close at that date. There is on'.y enough money on hand to defray' the exper.ses of the schools until April. At toe Y. M. C. A. The men's, meeting at this Y. M. C. A. this alfterniKm will be de-voted to hearing reports from the delegates who attended' the State convention recently held at LyneWburg. A'Mresses wili tie delivered by Messrs. T. L. Evans. IXr Witt Crane, V. P. Merrill, Larry Skin? ner and C. C. Kent; You may never hove another oppor? tunity oif getting such pictures of your homes ?r family grouts at suciv a low prk-e. See the view men or leave order at 2412 Washington avenue. fe27-3teod Think It Over. If you expict to rate as a gentleman, why w?Sr. you allow anyb dy to cxpe' to rate all over your linen, instead) of sprinkling with clear water? Send your launi.ilry to us and we iwi'il give you satisfaction, and) we will not spit on your shirts either. Think it over. New? port 'News Steam Laundry. It A Happy Woman la the housekeeper who buys her coal and wood from the Warwick Coal and Wood Co., Twenty-eighth street- ja 14 fcf Wood delivered in any part of the city for 90 oenta per load, cash. M. S. Warren, 446 Twenty-ninth street Phone 261S fe6-2m. When, bilious or costive, eat aCascaret, candy carthartic, cure guaranteed, 10c, Our Congressman Reminded of His Duty IMPARTIALITY EXPECTED Committee Appointed by the IluMiiienn Meti'H Association Presents the Claims otNewport Newit Id the Cus? tom HotiHC Mutter. At a meeting -of the Business [Men's Association', h-. i'J a short time ago, a special committee was appointed to draft a letter to Hon. WOTliam A. Young the Representative of this district, pro testng against alleged efforts on his part td have Norfolk instead of Newport iNVws imaiiie ibe port Of entry for Hamp? ton KOads. \'este:day the letter was forwarded to Congressman Young. Following is a copy of the communication: Newport News, Va., Feb. 24, 1S9S. Hon. W. A. Y,.ung, M-.a.'ber of Con? gress : Dear Sir:?The Business Men's Asso? ciation"^ the city of Newport News has had its attention called to the fact that the Hon. Uytman Cage, Secretary of the United States Treasury, has recom? mended, for economic reasons, the con? solidation of various ports, under one custom house service, and that No:folk. Portsmouth and Newport News he joined with this as th.- port of entry. We understand that a bill will shortly be introduced into Congress set-king to enact these views of Sicretaiy Gage. This Association is band'ed together to promote the prosperity of Newport 'News as far as possible. The foregoing is a matter at vital im? portance to us, un'd we, a committee ap? pointed for the purpose, would call yur attention to the following: The reasons which led the Se- retary of the Treasury to choose this port in? st, od of Norfolk or Portsmouth as a port of entry must be iweE known to you. We would not belittle or speak ill of our neighbors. We rej dnce to see them advance. But this matt.r under conisid'eration has nothing to do with population. We acknowledge willingly the supremacy of Norfolk, and probab y Portsmouth, in this particular. The pr . posdA legislation is a regulation' of sea? going comimorce. It must deal with ex? ports and imports. We claim that New? port Newis is far ahead of either of th. se ports so far as concerns these matters. We are -better located; have a better hat'bor: our capacity to bandle such traffic is better: our export and import ibusinesls surpasses theirs. Facts of this kind mu^t have suggeted themist'lves to ?Secretary Gage, and caused him to give us precedence. Newspape:s report that suu .jin; la? boring to etcher defeat this law or have it so chanced that whrn passed by yuur ibody Norfolk 'will Ibe the port ot entry, ?We-do not know, af she*? rnwr? fee true. If coirrect, 'we would respectfully protest against any such action upon your part. We are rspresen tailed by you in Congress. You are there to guard and protect our interests Lrn common with the rest of your district. Ail mat? ters concerning Congressional aid must come through you. The city of New? port News has the same claims upon your Urn* and taienl that Norfolk or elsewhere has. We woui1! not ask you to advocate any measure nor do any a i which would benefit us to the detriment of any other p.ace in your .district. We do not claim that we have the right to dictate your conduct, but. with all deference, we feel called upon to submit the pro? test of this Association? against this re porSedi support. We only ask that you remain passive, and give this city the right to put in their claim, and that no town come en? dorsed by the Congressman from this district. Und?r any euch eoridtitions, we have no fear, and UcKeve we inn ?rvcuw reasons sufficient to induce Congress to pass Secretary Cage's resolution un? changed. Yours v-.ry restn-etfully. C. AYLETT IASHIBT, THOS. a HIB-VUETT, BUEAS PEYSER' Committee Business 'Men's Association, Newport News, Ya. (Mr. It. G. Biekford said) to a Daily Press reporter yesterday afternoon: "In comtmon wlith the majority of our people, I'had suppiosed' that the Congres? sional Committee were tf-uUiy informed of the seltf-evildlent advantages to the Uov ernment of the proposed action, and that, therefore, the resu'.t was predeter? mined. It seems, however, that the ef? forts of Mr. W. A. Young, Congression? al representative for this district, and consistent imlsrepresentative iff the in? terests of INeiwport News, sc-conded Iby the extraordinary activity exhibited by the citizens of Norfolk in this regard, has imperilled the welfare of our city. "Mr. Young proposes, notwithstanding the reo.jmnien-dation of the Secretary off 'the Treasury in favor of Newport Newts,, to change the plan of consolida? tion, selecting Norfolk as the port of entry. "A dato has l>een fixed upon which the eomimittee iwili receive a delegation ap'pearir.ig in uhe Snteretsts K3tf Norfolk. 'It is of the utmost Importance that Newport News should see. to it that she also Is represented'Iby a delegation. We 'cannot afford to underestimate the se? rious natura of rbis attack upon the dig? nity! of our port. Ordinary means of representatloini failing, we must repre? sent ourteealVe's. "I suggest that the newspapers of this city call a mass meeting of our citizens so that proper steps may ibe taken to? ward! the desired end1," The Washington correspondent of the Norfolk Virginian had the following to say In -regard to this matter in yes? terday's issue of his paper: 'fWlhile at the Treasury on the Nor? folk public building matter, Mr. Young arranged with Assistant Secretary How-ell for the reception of the Norfolk committee appointed to protest against the consoiidiation of Newport News ?and Norfolk-Portsmouth into one port, ?with Norfolk as the isub-port. "?Mr. Howell stau? d 'that 'he would be pleased to .hear what the committee 'had to present. Mr. Howell has no foiling In the nvatter, -and is only looking out for the government's view, wthioh is to economize tihe expenses. 'He stated to the "Virginian that .he wttuld be perfect? ly willing to make Norfolk the port of "entry and Newj>ont News the stub-port, but he felt that there ought to be a consolidation of the three ports?New? port News, Norfolk-Portsmouth and Cape Charles City?into one port, with one colloeUir of customs. Mr. Young, wbo was .present, combatted t.his idea, and pioint -d out tlhe necessity of all the porks belang separate, and contended for the law to remain as it is. Mr. Howell. is not inclined to this view. "iGhairman Dingley, of the Ways and Means Committee, takes 'the view of ?the Treasury on this subject, and says thta.t he knew full well when the conr solidation scheme came to be put Into effect that opposition would naturally arise from the sections affected and Interested. He will also, if lie can ftisl the time, give tlie 'Xorf.dk committee tan informal hearing. It is not prob? able that he will call his committee together for that purpose, but they can be seen separately, and Messrs. Young and Swanson -will see to it that the Norfolk -committee ivaehes all of them and present the substantial Injustice of the pr<iiK?aitibn." TRIED TO KILL, KING GKOIUIE. Greece's Sovereign Has a Narrow (Es? cape From an Assassin. (By Telegraph.) ATHENS. Feb. 26.?An unsuccessful attempt was made this afternoon to as? sassinate King George, of Greece. The King was returning from ePhailerum at 5 o'clock in the evening in la landau, accompanied by tlie Princess Maria, when two men. who were hidden in a d'.toh alongwide the road, opened tire wita guns upon 'the occupants of the carriage. The first shot missed, hut the second wounded a footman in the arm. The coachman whipped up bis horses and the royal party dashed away at a gallo]). The miscreants fired sev? en more shots after them, none of Which took effect, and 'the king and prim-ess returned to the palace unhurt. The king state? that one of the assassins was dressed In ;gr.iy clothing, and his majesty declares that he could easily identify him. . ? Tin- news of the attempt upon the king's life caused a great sensation. FIT'/. TO FIGHT McCOY. (By Telegraph.) CLEVELAND, O., Feix 26.?Champion Bob Fitzsimmons expresses a willing? ness to tight "Kid" McCoy. Fitzsim mons says: "I will tight M-cCoy any time he puts up enough money to make it worth my wh'fie. (McCoy and Ruhlin have no more right to fight for the champion? ship than a yeMbw dcg. The "Kid" has the swell head, and he thinks he is in the heavyweight class. I will show him 'how to fight if he has the long green to hack up his 'bluff." H A RM LESS FRENCH Dl'EL. (By Telograph.) PARIS. Feb. 26.?George S. Cic-mcn ceau -and M. Drumont. editor of the Libre Parole, fought a duel this after? noon with pisfois at Pare Aux Princes. Six shots were exchanged without re? sult. The dispute was brought about by an article on the Zola trial, publish? ed lin. the Libre Parole. M. Perreux. publisher of the lAurore, signed a formal appeal today against the sentence of four months' imprison? ment a.nd 3,000 francs line Imposed upon him at the conclusion of the Zola trial FIVE KILLED IN -CHICAGO. (By Telegraph.) 'CHICAIGO, Feb. 26.?A bus filled with pleasure seekers was strlurk by a Grand Trunk piasenger train at the Western avenue crossing. South of Blue Island, in the southwestern part of the city, at ? o'clock tonight. Five of the number were killed 'and none of the oc ?oupauts or tho vehicle esrapcl wiuhout injury, two heilig badly hurt. BIG FIRE IN LYNCHBURG. H> Telegraph.) LYNCHWRrf. .VA.; *'c-o. an. T-ha Stamford Dye'Works here was destroy? ed by lire at 1 o'clock this (Sunday) morning with the exception of the box sheds. The los,, will be $100,000, par? tially covered by insurance. The property wasowhed by the Stam? ford Manufacturing Company, of Stam? ford, Conn. WEEKLY BANK STATEMENT. (By Telegraph.) NEW YORK. Feb. 26.?The weekly bank statement shows the following changes: Surplus reserve, $2.729,125: loans, decrease, $5,036,SC0; specie, in? crease. $2."2.~,700: legal tenders, tie crease. S7.41S.400; idteposit's, decrease.!. $9,346,300; circulation, decreased, $.">0. 000. The banks row hold $22.!ir>9,;!2.ri in ex? cess of the requirements of 'the 25 per cent. rule. CALAMITY IN KALAMAZOO. (Bv Telegraph.) DETROIT MICH., Feb. 26.?A special to the- Free Press from Kalamazoo, Midi., soys: "Fire broke out in the Hall Chemical Works at 10 o'clock -tonight, and after burning half nr. hour two terrible ex? plosions blew the whole top of the bulMing off, burying fireirmn and spec? tators beneath the -falling walls and de? bris. Besides leaving two fire-men at leaivt within the building, six men have been taken out dead and ten injured." VIRGINIA POSTM ASTERS. (By Telegraph.) WASHINGTON. Feb. 20.?Fourth class postmasters have 'been appointed as follows for Virginia: Dragonville. R. N. TDunn: Roekville. Eliza. R. Redford. War. is probahly c ?ming, and' it would be we'll to have those pictures made now. We make- oahinet phot. s. as wei!'. as eathers. Call at 24V2 Washington avenue. Ideas in the Month. Some idea enter the 'brain through the eyes, others through the ears, and still other? through nostrils, but a clear idea e>f FOX'S XXXX Wafer Butter Crackers can't reach the; understanding through any other avenue than the mouth. It Oliodienee should he a child's first .es son. If you send your child to the gro? cer's for "FOX'' Crackers see that your orders are Obeyed, and' no amount of smooth taik on the part of. the dieoler should swerve the little one from the path of diie-daence. It For Rent?The Oent'ro.1 Hotel, nicely furnished. Apply to. M. H. I^ash. 2S03 Washington avenue. feb 15-tf. Deposit your clothes money with us. It will pay you good interest. WOOHWaKD & WOMBLE. The noibbiest Hats ever shown 1n this city were opened up by Woodlward & Womble this week. The stylc-s are 'b-.autiful. fe27-tf Before the War. have a corr?-t picture af your house taken 'with al'i the family in ifront, for who knows but the next call may lie for one of yooir family, oir our c'h-.ap view team, to go and light for the Stars on'I Stripes. fe27-lt Don't forget tho Washington avenue pictures. little house 2412 wheni you want fe27-tf Beautiful tin types at 341112 Washington avenue. Bran.h gallery at Phoehus, Va. fe^27-2t Truth needs but few wk'Tds. For in? stance. Fox's XXXX Wolter Cra.-kers are the hest liavorodi and' most whoie some crackers that ever came from a ibaker's oven. It If you want pictures of any kin.l or size see Wagoner, 241B Washington av ei.ue. feb 20-tf. Maine's Destruction May Have Been Accidental. WILL WAR BE AVERTED? President McKinley Giving Thought ful | and Earnest Consideralon to the C'rlwirt Speculation >a to Hc port of Hoard of Inquiry (By Telegraph.) WAlSBINGTON1, Feb. 26.?In. the ab. L'nee of news from Havuna cm any sul> Ject other than the disposition of dead bodies, the Official mind turned to-day to an analysis of the Spanish statements, mode with more eir less dicgree of official sanl tion. representling the total a'bsem<e of sulbmarine mines from Havana har? bor, art* it was regarded toy the Navy Departmen as negativing- the mine theory of an external cause for the ex? plosion just as recent letters i>ut an end to the exploding boiler theory as an in? ternal cause of the disaster. Nothing wus heard to-day from the court of inquiry, and the Department is stiil ignorant of its pans. In fact, the only news coining direct from Ha? vana to the 'Navy Department during the day -was contained in the following dispatch from Captain Si^sibce: ??H.mv.NA, Feb. 26.?Have succeeded in. making arrangements by which ?bodies may be sent to Key West in her. metically s..alLJ.i zinc cases. Refer t< Forsyth for burial in Key West. Prob alb'le that 'bouies hereafter cannot b< re ognized. Pr?lOible Ib?dies w ir. not re main intact. Condition o1:' 'bodies re quires immediate action. Jenkins and literritt may be recognized 'by unifoi Divers cannot get down aft after bodies this morning. .Much debris. Will cleat it aiway. Wainwright placed in charge of wrecking mutters. "(Signed.) SKJ8BEE." The following was sent: "WASHUTNlGTaN, Feb. 26, 1S9S. "To Sigjmce, Havana: "Referring to your telegram of this date, send 'IsJjii-.s that may hereafter be recovered to Key West for burial. Send by Bee-he. "(Signed.) LONG.' To Key West a dispatch was forwuT ed as follows: "WASHINGTON, F.ih. 26, 1898 "To Nava'. Station, K y West: "Sigsliee ordered to send' 'bodies that may hereafter be refceived to Key W s for temporary burial. Will arrive 1n (her rroetica?y seu'led zinc oases. Mak... nec esseury .vrrango-nie-nts. Bodies will arrive by Bache. '(?Signed.) LONG." It is believe?I at the Department that there are prolbuibl-y in the neighliorhoo or n?ej. loSi^s remaining to 'be discov ereil' and extricated troni eoe - The doulbte terreted monitor Terror started fur New York this evening tirum HimitoTi Roads. She will be a most pOwenful reinforcement to the defenses of the comimewial metropolis in case of need, und, stationad in the Narrows, it would' 'lee difficult for any hostile ship to puss her. With the exception of the training ship Essex, which arrived ti Hampton RoaJls to-day, and the Brook? lyn, which arrived -at St. Lucia, prrtba Ir.y to coal on h- r way to Laguayja. dis? tant fs'W miles, this was the only nava1. movement to-day. There were a number of alarming stories as to the heavy shipments ,.r ordnance from the \\"?sh Ington Navy Yard to New York for the arming of the auxiliary navy. I: i. said at thv Department Ami so far n ne of these small guns have b?-.-n shipped to-.lay. Inn that a few for the Chicago, probably fourteen five-inch rapica 11. g'uns, will be dispatched Monday or Tuesday. With these exceptions ;r. place the Chicago would be pretty wed modernized in the matter of armament. She will carry still her four big elght indh guns in sponsons on the 3p.ir .;. ck while "n the gun eleck these fourteen five?inch rapid lire gu.is will replace eight six-inch guns of old pattern. The Dolphin is to go into commission in Neiw Y.irk on the 24th of Mar. h. Al? though rated as the Pre'skle-m's yacht, the vesse-'i,, which has been thoroughly overhauled!, and furnished with new 'boi'liers and decks, carries even now a sufficient battery to make her, when speed is taken into account, a very , f Ifectlve gum tboat. With the proceedings of the court of inquiry drawing to a close, attention is now being dir - ted to the form and nature of this report. The court had the wi'Sest latitu le fir inqui y and yet certain general features will have to -be observed under the navv regulations governing inquiries of this character. In'form the report will be in two parts, first the findings of fact, and seeon?i the opinion of the court. The findings take up eae'h material question of fa.-t In? volved and give the conclusion of ;he court ujxm it. The opinion states what s'r.ou'id be done under each finding of fact- This opinion relates to the usual case's in which officers are on trial, but in the nresent case it would not, of ecursei, extend to opinions on th? ernment policy applicable to the find? ings of facts. The circumstances of ihe present case are so unusual, involving the relations of two governments, that the repoint 'may he conftnetd' to finding! of fact, without the usual opinion of the court. When the inquiry is concluded the re poi'i, accompanied .by aK '.he evidence and exhiliits, must be authenticate!!' by Captain Sampson and Judge- Advocate Ma rix. It is then forwarded to Admiral Si card, the regulations requiring that it ba "submitted for the consideration of the offi-er convenng the court." which, in this case, was the Admiral of the licet. There is no specific provision as to t'he revision or approval which he is to give it. and the endorsement of Ad? miral Sfcard will depend upon the cir? cumstances of the case, probably being formal, with a view to its early trans? mission to the Navy Department. The Aidlmiral then forwards it to the office ?..if the Judge Advocate General, where it becomes a permanent record. The Secretary of the 'Navy, and uitimutely the President, passes on the opinions of the court, 'but as a rule the findings of fact stand without approval. The officials of the War Departmen: how ecimp'ieWd all the preliminary ar? rangement's for the immediate ex - utl in of the bill which is expected to become a law 'Within the next few days pro vJ.Jing for 'two additional regiments of arTil'.ery. There will t>e no aitl'multv whatever in securing the men, as < p pTications If or enlistment have been re? ceived far in excess of the number re? quired, viz: 1,610 men. Great cue will lie taken in the recruiting an-' only the best men will be accepted. Under the law all the new men must lie citizens of the United Stales. It is prob.-bi* that the ranks Witt be recruited to a large extent tfrom men who have already served one or more terms in the army. With the two new regiments there will be serven regiments of artillery and the total strength of the army, includ? ing the hospital corps, ordnance and engineer corps an?tll the West Point de tachment. .wild be increased to nearly 27,000 men. The new organization will remilt in the promotion o? two lieutenant colo? nels, four majors, ten captains, thirty four first lieutenants, three second .ieu tenan'ts, anldi will absorb thw ?iglueen additional second lieutenants af infAn try. .No vacancies will be created, how? ever, and no appointments will Jfcav* to ibe made. THE irutiEISIDENTS ATTITUDE. iA member of the Cabinet, in speaking I to-day of the attitu'.ic ot the President on the question oif a war with Spain, said: '"President McKinley 1? giving thciugni'iut and earnest consiaaration to every pnas? of tne Uulban tftuaiion as it appears, lout w?il not t?e Jingoed into war or act in anticipation o. events wniuh may n-.ver occur. He fully real? izes what 'War means, and will not go to mis .ast direful extremity Without the approval of his conscience and a firm conviction that such a course would be right im the s.ght of God and of man. Bui, 'Whenever tne honor and integrity o? the nation or its pviple become in? volved, uhe i'res.dent 'may be lo'cpendej upon to a0 nis wno'.e uut> aaa uu it promptly." Secretary Long enjoytli! a sound sleep last night, the first h>. nas had for some tune, and in consequence he Kit :u much refreshed this -inorti.r.g that r>e de? cided to aibandton his proposed absen.-e from the Navy Department uni' con? tinue at his duties, so he was early at his desk, an i in consultation with As? sistant Secretary Roasevelt and Captain CrowinshieM, Chief of the Navigation Bureau. As to the < Ul.ook, he said r.e thought things wele lojkiaj much bet? ter. He said the public i.ught no; to be under any misapprehension w.tn regard to naval movements; teat s~ far tnty had mostly been the o.d.nary disposi? tions w hico are made Irom t.ine to time. The attention of naval ottlcers has .neu strongly attri.:iej to the state? ment made by Representatives of the Spanish Oovemment to the effect thai L-nete were no m.lies or torpedoes cf ,ir.j kind in Havana Hai bor. It an be sin that this statement exactly agrees ..i^'i ir?t ino,u.iies mat nave b sen uu der way for many months by agents of ?ur Government, and so far, ii is slid, they have 'been unable to find the slightest evidence of the existence of any plan of defense in the harbor by means of mines or terpoiloes, mucn less to locate them, as has been re? ported' in some qua rut s. Officials of the Navy Department say that the ef . e t of this statement, if it is lo be ac? cepted as conclusive on that point, is almost certain 10 negative the suppo? sition that the disaster resulted from ither than accidental causes, as the aim ist unanimous testimony of experts here, based on the hist, ry of torpedo work, is- to the effect that no single I torpedo of any type could have caused ihe terrible 'wreck of the iMaine. in the pursuit of details, some of the aid nance ottlcers, acting upon the the? ory that the '..arge ten-inch magazine I forward 'Was not exploded, have h;en looking into the contents of the smallei and adjoining six-ine-h magazines. They tlirtdi thai, allowing for the amount of 'V,,,? ys or?ibably consumed -r. practice drills by the . ?_ =Vli= arrived in Havana harbor, there was . ertainly no less than 8,000 pounds of powder in this magazine, an amoun' sufficient to have caused enormous de? struction hod it beem exploded at one lime. When the attention of Phi'.ip Alger, expei t of th Bureau of Ordnance, was called to Senor Du Bose's statement, he said: "The statement is important as rep? resenting the position taken by thie Spanish officials who have absolute knowledge of w hether or not Havana hailbor was mined!. It is. oi course, in? herently Improbalble that sue'h mines existed! siiiee it is not customary te. plant t rpe.lo s in harbors at all, es? pecially not in harbors constantly oc c-upied by friendly vessels. Should it be possible to prove Senor Du Beise's statement to l>e true, the -whole theory ?>f the Maine'?destruction toy a torpedo will become untenable, in my opinion. Hut the only proper course to be now pursued is to await patiently the report of the Iboard of investigation and to accent their findings as cone us;ve. Wihen the 'first news of the ceitastrophe arrived it was well to attempt to allay excitement by pointing out the fact that the probabilities were greatly in favor of the explosion, having Ibeen an accidental one-. Nothing that has yet become known should lead to a modifi? cation of this view. Ii is sti!''. vastly mvre probable that the cause was an internal one than that it was external. There seems, 'howeyer, to he a preva? lent, 'foeling that the 'accident theory' casts a reflection upon the navy, and also that its acceptance wouttUl toe hurt? ful to the navy's interest. The con? trary seems to me to'be true. The wit of man has not yet devised' any imple? ment of destruction which accitlent may not turn against friend with an effect equal to that which it was in? tended to produce upon an enemy." PtDBNTY OF M-ONIEY. NKW YORK. F,fh. 26.?The" Evening World says that Senator Honna was in conference last evening with a number of representatives of prominent flnan cia'l institutions, and that he was given fo understand by tihe-m that the Admin? istration could depend on all the money support) necessary to carry out any plan that might be detenmined upon. 1 It is understood that a s-.-ries <X bond issues, aggregating $-r>o0.0U(t,0O0, -was sug? gested as a possibility, and was acqui? esced in by the assembled' financiers. SK30BEE HE-EXiAMTNiED. HAVA'NA, Feb. 26.?Tne court of in? quiry was in session again to-day, but new elevelopments resulted from the did nothing, simply waiting to see if any work of the divers. The court this af? ternoon! re-examined ICaptain Sigsbee. Surgeon Heneberger, two divines and Consular Clerk Drain. They then veri? fied the testimony Iby the stenographer's notse and made preparations for their departure at aibout ? o'clock. The Mangrove got unliler way aibout ?5:30 oVIock. Captain Sampson said he had no idea when the court wculd re? turn here. It is reported tfrom Spanish souroes thut Captain Sigsibee and the other offi? cers of the Maine Who are here will be .all d (before Uh!e A'dimiralty Court in Havana next Monday to give testimony regarding the loss of the 'Maine. This is the usual course, it is said, and has been expected'. The divers will continue work on the wreck ntroct week under the 'dlireetion of Captain Sigsfb.e Seaman (Frederick O. H?lzer, after a sturdy fight for life, died this after? noon. Thi'ee 'bodies have been recovered to 'lay. One of them came to the surfa e and the others 'were Ibrought up by the divers. The on,e which Tose of itself is beUeved to be that off a machinist. Of_the others one has b en identified as that of Johr? W. Johnson, and the other will probably ibe i-ienUfled to-mor? row. Senator Proctor contemplates a run into the country, probalbly visiting Ma tanzas and other principal cities. I IMPORTANT DIStlOVRRY. MEW YORK. Feb 26?A copyrighted (Continued on Fourth Page.) Sensational Resolution Intro? duced in the House. SENATE'S PROCEEDINGS ?Ion Calendar cleared. Vole on the" Corlielt Cane to Be Tiken Monday at 3 l\ M. Monument to General Lafayette. (By Telegraph.) WlASHJlNGTU-N, .rdo. ibe?The- House ' aid not compete toe con?iueiaaua o? tlie sundry civil uni u-vjuy, out v-hiir- I ina.a <_aiu:on he'.d trie Uooi wua it u;.tii ? dUJcurnmeinit, refusing to y.e.a to lax. jj lioUiei'.e. utf Mxitue. tnc oaa.rnian of tue -\avai ^oiiuiiittee. who was ai?x,ous to ?t-LUie >-on=>.avratii,n lor the h.li leporiea oy ms eouariHitee for trie relief ol the v.cums ana survivors ot me -Vlaine dis- '?? d.->ter. Ain,ut twenty pages ot tne sun- j '.'ry civil -dim awr* disposed of. Many ef-"i torts were made t?y 'j.uerent raeni'ben? l u? inject river and tiartx-r items into the9 bill, three of tnem being successful.;.'i Amendments appropriating ?1100,00? fop-^V Cleveland1 harbor; ?00.000 far WLming- ' ton, Bel., and increasing the appro? priation tor Bosivn tnni oor from ?100,000 - j i^jo.ooo were adopjed. As contracts for these works were au- '.. thoi-ized tney iwere in oiaer under the ruies. -Mr. Lewis, Washington? created some-thing eat' a sensation by ottering the following resolution as an amendment: , "KeaoiVelj, That Congu-etss disapprove of Minister Woodford tending a -ban-"'; que-t to the Spanish Cabinet to. behalf , uf the United States, and expressing the sens,: that the relations 'between Spain ? and the United States sh.uld, until the ? ii.iiu.ry as to the cause o: the Maine X' disaster tie determined, remain onty in the I'ot mat and official way demanded by the nee1 .is at the respective nations." Mr. Lewis was proceeding to remark ? upon the "ghoulish spe-etac-le" of Mr. Woodford bfinquetting the Spanish Cab? inet while- the countryovei'smourningth? loss of 250 brave sailors who were the victims of Spanish hate, when Mr. Can- ? nun interposed a point elf order against the amendment, and .was promptly sus? tained byi the chair. Mr. Lewis attempted to d?bate the 8 point oif order, saying the amendment /! was certainly pertinent to the para- : graph under cons4denaii\Mi. which hap- .; pened to ia?late to nationa'. cemeteries. "I am oi posed," he said, "to our people burying their dea'.ii while ourofflclar.re'p- | re.-er.tative abcurd is f .asting their max- <. derers." At this point Mr. Lewis was cut off, and the incident clostd. Mr. MeCleary (Repuotican), of iMfin?-.. nesota, was recognized by the Speaker ; .?r? a question of personal privilege. He'-. I said tha:t a purported Interview witA. V.; to"! he"a.i'as1ieisliodL r.^sj11?"15 "dative. to himself, he said that the-^rr&v'iW.'^ was entrely unwarranted and- unauthor? ized. It did- not ini any correct mannerA represent his views on the question. a? The House, at 5320 P. M., adjourned-;; untii Monday. SENATE. WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.-?iDuring the greater part of the Senate's session to- ? day the right of Henry W. Corbett to a I seat from the State oif Oregon was under 9 I discussion. Mr. Thurston, of Nebraska? In an -extenV'Jed speech, opposed the ad- - mission uf <M'r. Coriiett. while Messrs. Fonaker, Kyle and .Mantle supported j Mr. Corbett's claim. The vote on the'; case, it has Wen agreed, will he taken j next Monday at 3 P. IM. The pension calendar was cleared by the passage of several private pension. measures. A fe-w l>iKs of a genorail character were al- 9 so peassed. Mr. Ga'M'Lnger, oif New Hampsl?re. in? troduced -"nei had a'dopted a resolution requesting the President, If not incom? patible- iwith the publie"interests, tosend ) the Senate copies of all reports and commendations received (by the State.' Opartment since the ?4th or February,;: 1S1>5, from Tomas Estrada. Palma, or | I any agent of the Culbani insurgenta | which relate to the state of war la the $ islaml of Cuiba, or such parts oif sali) j i documents as it may ihe deemed advisa- i lie and: proper to communicate. !Mr. Thurston, of Nebraska* called up and had pissed a joint resdliutlon for ?58 commission to supervise the collection j uf a fund among all the schools of the ;'; United States for the? purpose of erect? ing a monument to General Lafayette l Paris, iFrance, the same to he pre inted to the French Governmlbent and unveiled' and' dedicated on July 4, 1900. The Senate at 3:35 P. M., on motion OS Mr. Pettus, of Alabama, adjourned. SAMUEL WARREN. I Vanity of the Man Who Created Tittle- - I bat Titmouse and Oily Gammon. I Nothing can bo more diverting than ihe | revelation in their correspondence of the ? I characteristics of authora Samuel War ;; I ran, wbo attained immense popularity by ';; | his "Ten Thousand a Year," which ap? peared first in Aiaga, Is delightfully rinlve ? soiuetimos and doscribes himself in a let- : ter dated 1S42 ns "an honorable and fear- ? less rival of Dickens," then at the height,^ j of his popularity. He offers to review ;. Dickens' --American Notes" and sketches o c his lino of criticism: 'There is palpable genius, subtle and ; vivid perception, exquisite felicity of illus-S tration and feeling and natural circum? stances, real humor, mannerism, exagger? ation, glaring but unconscious egotism | and vanity, glimpsos of underbroeding. i These Insu I should touch on in a manly nnd delicate und generous spirit. Rely on $ Sam Warren. Dickons soenis to have been . incapable and indisposed to look beyond a tho surface of American manners and so? ciety. Oh. what a book I could have wrlt> j ten! I mean I who havo not only observed| but reflected so much on the cbaraotsrs of ' tho people of England and Amerioa." Poor Sum Warron! It seems almost on handsonle to show up his little weaknesses, seeing that "Ten Thousand a Year" la nearly forgotten and Dickens is still Dick? ens. His talents never dazzled his pub? lishers, but ho was fiercely intolerant ot criticism or editor's interference. "I hate his beastly names," wrote Alexander Hlackwood to his brother, referring to the trick Warren had of naming his character* in allusion either to their originals or to; their imaginary qualities?-Lord Bulflnoh; (Lord Russell),0'Gibbet (O'Connell), Rev. Morphine Velvet (fashionable, preacher), and so on, but ho refrained from telling tho author so. Warren's own portrait J? given in a single sly sentence by the Rev. ? .lames Whito, a frequent and entertaining, correspondent of the Black woods from th?: isle of Wight. "Warren was in the island for a week and dined here one day. Ob,. Tittlebat! ?Himself tbo wondrous hero ot his song.' "?Longman's Mau"?!"?