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Tl'.US. J. ADAMS,.EDITO.'t WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30. Gladstone is alarmingly ill. Spain is seeking aid from France. ' The land of La Fayette should be j cur ally. On account of ill health, Lord Salisbury, the Englieh premier, will resign. Poor McKinley ! He'll be damn ed if he does, and he'll be damned if he don't ! The report of the Court of In quiry is a bulky document, weigh ing over tf:u pounds. Gales, snow storms, freezes aud floods are reported from other sec tions of our country. We have e? oaped so far. Tom Watson, of Georgia, the populist leader in that State, hes j announced his ret?ement from ? politics. All interested say that the cam paign will have to open earlie: than usual this year on account of the increased number of couuties, auc not a few are m favor of a start being made about June 1, in order to give ample time for the canvass to be completed without too hard a strain upon the candidates. The flying squadron has been ordered to Hampoton Roads. Secretary Alger has ordered troops in the West to be in readi ness to move East a mom^n's no tice. Secretary Long has issued iustructions to naval officers to be gin immediately the inspection cf Daval militia, with a view to de termining exactly how mauy men will be able and aro willing to en ter the service of the United States in time of necessity. THE WAR IS HERE. The secretary of th^ navy has wired the governors of Alabama and Louisiana urging upon them the importance of drafting naval reserves for New Orleans and Mobile. The.ie are the only cities which have no protectection in the Tray of reserves. The governors ire asked not to wait for legislative authority, as the law requires, t>ot<Yt?* A-rivfT\t->g t>>? r.nvA.1-ru-iurvL. ? but draft them under the guard act. Orders were sent today to the captains oi every coast survey vessel, most of which are along the Southern coast, to stop all routine work and equip at once for service. It is practically settled that when the report on tho Maine disaster reaches the senate, it will be referred to the comaiit.ee on foreign relations. I It can be stated on positive information that this government has informed Spain that the conditious now existing in Cuba have become intolerable to the people of this country, and that hostilities on the island must close. JOHNSON'S CHILL AND FEVER TONIC Cares Fever ?te One Day. Many Selling Liquor. Yesterday the State dispensary authorities sent up to the United States revenue office and obtained a complete list of the people in this State holding United States retail liquor licenses at this time. The list shows that lhere are 491 such liquor licenses outstanding. Charleston hold a good proportion. These figures are exclusive of the licenses held by the county dispen saries and it is said represent the number of original pa cages and blind tiger people in tho State.- ? The State. Tillman Will Take a Hand. A man well known in politics and one who is in a position to know whereof he speaks in talk ing of the outlook for this year's State campaign, yesterday said that Senator Tillman had deter mined to make several speeches in the State during the campaign of this year. Of course they will not be delivered at the regular campaign meetings, but at points to be arranged for lat-;r. When asked what would t be the burdon of the speeches, the speaker said that they would be in defense of the dispensary system and the re form party. It. is said that Sena tor Tillman intends to take a band on these lines notwithstanding the fact that his Bider brotner is ex pected to attack both mattera re ferred to throughout the canvass. The State. I President Transmits Yerdic? of the Court to Both the House and Senate. BOjt.RH LAYS WRECK TO SUBMARINE KINE But Spaniards Are Not Mentioned !:i Connection With the Disaster-The . Findings Referred to Foreign Reiu tions Committee "Without a Word ol Debate. WASHINGTON, March 28.-The presi dent today sent the following message to eon gross: " To tho Congress of the United States For some time prior to the vi&it of the Maine to Havana harbor our consular representatives pointed out the udvaur ag s to ficv: from the visit of national ship3 io the Cuban waters, in accu&toni BOAitD OF INQUIRY. ing the people to the presence of our i fiag as the symbol of good will and o: om ships in the fulfillment cf rho mis sion of protection ro American Liter, ts, even though no immediate need therefor 1 might exist. Accordingly, on Jan. 24, last, after a j conference, with thc Spanish minister in which the renewal of visits of our war vessels to Spanish waters wac discussed and accepted, rho peninsula authorities nt Madrid and Havana were advised of the purpose of this govemmt-nt to re sumo friendly naval visit? at Cuban port6 and that in that view the Maine would forthwith caU at tho port of Havana. This announcement wai re ceived by the Spanish government with appreciation of the friendly character of tho visit of the Maine and with notifica tion of intention to return the courtesy by sending Spanish ships to the princi pal ports of the United States. Mean while the Maine entered iho port of Havana on Jan. 25, her arrival being marked with no special incident be?ides tho exchange of customary salutes and ceremonial visits. The Maine continued in the harbor of Havana during the three weeks fol lowing. No appreciable excitement ex- j citement attended her stay. On the contrary, a feeling of relief and confi dence followed the resumption of the long interrupted friendly interoouse.. So noticeable was this immediate effect, of her visit that che consul general strongly urged that the presence of onr ships in Cuban waters should be kept np by retaining the main? at Havana, or in the event of her recall, by sending another vessel there to take her place. At 40 minutes past 9 in the evening of Fob. 15 the Maine was destroyed by an explosion, by which tho entire for ward part of the ship was utterly wrecked. In this catastrophe two offi cers and 264 of her crew perished, those who were not killi d outright by her ex plosion being penned between decks by the tangle of wreckage and drowned by the immediate sinking of tho hull. Prompt assistance was rendered by the neigiM soring vessels anchored in tho har bor, aid being especially given by the f-'-piin:-'i L,;: 'rr Alfonso XII and tho Ward lino steamer City of Washington, which lay noe far distant. Wounded Cared For. The wounded were generously cared for by the authorities of Havana, the hospitals being freely opened to them, whilo the earliest recovered bodies ol' the dead were interred by the munici pality in a public cemetery in thc city. Tribute? of grief and sympathy were offered from all official quarters of the island. The appalling calamity fell upon the people of our country with crushing force and for a brief time an intens - ex citement prevailed, which, in a con:-! ; niry less instand self controlled than ours, might have led to hasty acts of blind retentmcnt. This spirit, 1 ow ever, soon gave way to the calmer pro I cesses of reason and to the resolve tr- in vestigate the facts and await materia] proof before forming a judgment as to thu cause, tho responsibility, and if ti.3 facts warranted, the remedy due. This course necessarily recommended ilsolf from the outset to the executive for < ; ;.' in th? lifrht of a dispassionately aced - fained certainty could it determino tl : natur? and measure of its full dury i'j the matter. The usual procf-'iure was followed, es in all cases of casualty or disaster to na tional vessels of any maritime state. A naval court of inquiry was at unco or ganized, composed of officers well quali fied by rank and practical experience to discharge the onerous duty imposed upon them. Aided by a strong force of wreckers and diverB, thc eonrfc pro ceeded to make a thorough investigation on the spot, employing every available means for the impartial and exact deter mination of the causes of the explosion. Its operations bnve been conducted with tho utmost deliberation and judgment nnd while independently pnrrmcd no rrr. WttB?M fi-BO-a-Ol MM BMMPBaO UK x.o.icsr PS 6 INCH I i s^iALL f?Sn llif|rUJ [ source of information was" neglected ax i the fullest opportunity was allowed fi a simultaneous investigation by tl Spanish authorities. Tho finding of the court of inqnu was reached airer 28 days of contiunoi labor, on March 21, inst., and ha lng been approved on the twent; second by ti:.: rommauder-in-ohief i the United .States naval force on tl North Atlantic station waa tranBinitti to the executive. Verdict In Brief. It is herewith h?id before the congre together with the voluminous testimon talion before the court. Ita purport is, in briof, as follows: When thc Maine arrived at! var she was conducted by the regular gc eminent pilot to buoy No. 4, to whic WE? moored in from 5^, to 8 fathoniB < The state of discipline on board an the condition of her magazines, boiler coal bunkers and storage compartment are passed in review, with the conoh sion that excellent order prevailed an that no indication of any cause for a intornal explosion existed in any quai ter. At 8 o'cloc k on the evening of Feb. 1 everything had been reported se?? and ail was quiet. At 9:40 o'clock tho rossel was auddoal destroyed. There were two distinct explosion! with a brief interval between them. The first lifted the forward part c tho skip very perceptibly; the 6econc which was more upon, prolonged and c greater volume, is attributed by th court to the partial explosion of two o more of the forward :: agazines. The evidence of the divers establishc thai; the after part of thc ship was prac tically intact and sank in that conditio] a very few minutes after tho explosion The forward part was completely de molndied. Upon thc evidence of a concurren extvTnal canso thc finding of the court i as follows: I At frame -17 the outer rhell of tb ship, from a point U'-.j feet from th I middle line o! the ship and 0 feet abovi j tho keel when in its normal position j was forced up so as to be now about . leer above the surface '-f the water I thoroton, about 84 feet al ove where i would be had the shin sn; k uuinjured The outside bottom plating is ben into a reverse V shape, the nf ter winf of "which, about 15 feet broad and 8' feet in length (from frame 17 to fram< is doubled hack up in itself againsi the roi: tin nat i on of the same plating ex tendhifr forward. , \ ,4pm g Tii'i Irrrinn\ ni il r Mm ; angle similar to the angle formed by th? outside boiront plates. The break ii now about 6 feet below the surface oi j the water and about '?0 feet above it? normal position. Mine Caused Wreck. j In tho opinion of tho court, thia effect I oould have boon produced only by the implosion of a mine situated under th? let tom of the ship ai about frame l!i and somewhat on the port side of thc ?hip. rine conclusions of the court tire: The lo>s of tba Maine was not due to negligence on the part of any of the j officers or members of lier crew. That the i<hip v.as destroyed by the exp]o:;i'-n of a submarine mine, -which caused the partial explosion of two 0 more of her forward magazines, and That no evidence has been obtainable showing the responsibility of the de struction of the Maine upon any person or porsons. I have directed that the finding of the court of inquiry and the views of this government thereon be communicated to the government of her majesty, the queen, and I do not permit myself to doubt that the sense of justice of the Spanish nation will dictate a course of action tuggested by honor and the frionly reiutions of tho two govern ments. It will bs the duty of the executive to advise the congress of thc result, and in the meantime d cd i bera te consideration is invoked. WILLIAM MCKINLEY. In neither senate or house WUP there any debate on thc reference of the presi dent's message and ol her documents to committees having charge of our Cuban relations. _ FULL TEXT OF THE MAINE COURT'S REPORT Findings as Sent to Conjrro-i by Pres ident McKinley. The following is the full text of the report of the court of inquiry: KEY WEST, Monday, March 21. After full and mature consideration of j all the testimony before ic the court finds as follows: 1. That the United States battleship Maint! arrived in the hnrbor of Havana, Cuba, on Jan. 25, 1898, and was taken to buoy No. 4, in from 5J-5 to a fathoms of water, by the rogular government pilot. The United States consul general at Havana had notified the authorities at that place the previous evening of the intended arrival of the. Maine. 2. Tho state of discipline rn board th* Mame was excellent, and all orders and regulations in regard to the core and safety o? the ship were st ric dy carried out. All ammunitions were stowed in ac cordauce with proscribed instructions, and proper wo -.vas taken with which ai; munition was handled. Nothing was stowed in any on? of the . magazines <>i shell rooms which was not [titted to be stowed there. 1 o magazines and shell rooms were always locked after having been en ' (fred, and after die destruction of tbe J ,o the keys >\eve found in their p ? : place in tho captain's cabin, e orything having been reported secure ti-yt evening at 8 p. m. Tbe tewiK'iutureof the magazines and si elL-ooms were taken daily and re i : ci. Tho only magazine which had ?r.2 U'lidue amount of heat was thc after Ji -indh magazine, and that did not ex p',:tj?; at tho limo tho Maine waB de stfoyed. torpedo wKrhep'l* wore all etowed it. 'vs aft.';- part nf Ike ship under the war?room,'and neither caused nor par ticipated in the destruction of the Mf.ine. 'She dry gun primeT and detonators were stowed iu the cabin aft, and re mote from the scene of the explosion. Waste was carefully looked after on j bofird the Maine to obviate danger. (?rent Cur* Exercised. I Varnisb.es, dryers, alcohol and other combustibles of this natu vc w?r? scowed A SECTIONAL VIEW OF Ti Du or abovo thc main neck and could not bave had anything: to do with the de struction of the Maine. The medical stores were stowed aft nuder the ward room and remote from the scene of the explosion; no danger ous stores of any kind wore stowed be low in any of the other store room?. The coal blinker? were inspected daily. Th* fire alarms in the bunkers were in working order, and there had never *.3en a case of spontaneous combustion of opal on beard the Maine. Thc two after boilers of the ship were in uso at the time of tho disaster, but for auxilian- purposes only, with a com paro tirely low pressure of ?team, and being tended by a reliable watch. These boilers could not have caused the ex plosion of the ship. Tiie four forward boilers have si) ce been found by the divers and are in a fair condition. On the night of the destruction of the Maine everything had been reported se oure for the night, at 8 p. m., by relia ble persons, through the proper authori ties to the commanding officer. At the time the Maine was destroyed the ship waa quiet, and therefore least liable to accident can sud by movements from those on board. 8. The destruction of tho Maine oc curred nt S>:40 p. m. on Feb. 15. 1S98, in the harbor of Havana, Cuba, she being at the time moored to the buoy to which she had been taken on her arrival. Were Two Explosions? There were two explosions of a dis tinctly dj floren f character, with avery short but dis; inct interval between them, and tho forward part of the ship was lifted to a marked degree at tho time of tho first explosion. The first'explosion wa? more in the nature of a report, like that of a gun; while tho second explosion was more open, prolonged and of p-eater volume. This second explosion was iu the opin ion of the court caused by thc partial explosion of two or more of the forward magazines of the Maine. 4. The evidence bearing upon this, being principally obtained from divers, did not enable the court to form a defi nite conclusion as to the condition of the wreck, although it was established that the after part of the ship was prac tically intact und sank in that condition in a very few minutes after the desiri.. . tion of the forward part. The following facts in regard to the forward part of the ship ar?, however, established by the testimony: That, portion of the port side of the protective deck which extends from abou^nuneSfMr^^r^^ ftomabom^RS^eoto about framelp? were blown up and slightly starboard folding the forward part of tho middle superstructure over and on top of the after part This was, in thc opinion of the court, caused by thc partial explosion of two or more ol' t he f orward magazines of the Maine. ?. At frame 17 the outer shell of the ship from a poiut UK feet from rhe middle of thy ship and G feet above the keel when in its normal position, has been forced up so as to be now about 4 feet above whore it would be had it sunk uninjured. The side bottom plat ing is bent into a reverse in the Vshape, the after wing of which, lo feet broad and SS feet in length (fr^m frame 17 to 25), is doubled back upon itself .against thi- continuation of the plate extending forward. Keel Broken In Two. At frame 18 the vertical keel is broken in two, and the flat keel bent info an anglo similar to the angle formed by the outside bottom plating. This break is now about G feet below the surface of the water, and about 30 feet above its normal position. In the opinion of the cont, this effect could have been pro duced only by the explosion of a mine situated under the bottom of a ship at about frame 18, and somewhat on the port side of the ship. 6. The court finds that the IOBS of the Maine waa not in any respect due to fault or negligence on the part of any of the officers or members of the crew of said vessel. 7. In the opinion of the court the Maine was destroyed by the explosion of a submarine mine, which caused the partial explosion of two or moro of her forward magazines. 8. The court has been unable to ob tain evidence fixing the responsibility for the destruction of che Maine upon any person or persons. (Signed) W. T. SAMPSON, Captain U. S. N., President, A.- MARU, lieutenant Commander U. S. N., Judge Advocate. The court havVig finished the inquiry it was ordered lo make, adjourned at ll a. m. to await thc action of the conven ing authority. (Signed) * W. T. SAMPSON, J Captain U. S. N., President. 1 A. MARIS, Lieutenant Commander U. S. N., 'Judge Advocate. U. S. FLAGSHIP, NEW YORK, March 22. Off Key West, Fla.-The proceedings and findings of the court of inquiry m the above case, are approved. (Signed) M. SICAIID, P.ear Admiral, Commander in-Chief of tho United States Naval Force on thc North Atlantic Station. SAVANNAH PEOPLE STIRRED. Fine Benefit Entertainment For the Maine Monument Fund. SAVANNAH. March 28.-Thc report of the Maine inquiry board showing that the destruction of the ship and thc death of the men was due to a floating mine beneath thc ship, stirred up people here. A grand benefit entertainment will be held next Saturday ovening for the Maine monument fund at the Savnnnah theater. "Star Spangled Banner" will be snug. Amateur and professional talent will take part. All military will attend in full uniform and the court martial mern- ? hers will occupy boxes. Thc Savannah Evening Press is arranging the affair. Three recruiting officers from tho monitor Amphirrite at Port Royal have ! arrived here for the purpose ot' enlisting Aromen, machinists and seamen for naval service. They are Lieutenant V. O. Chuso, Lieutenant R. B. Higgins and Dr. Lung, the physician at the Port Royal naval station. They will begin ! Work at once. The firemen and machinists socured i will be sent to other warships, but all of the seamen will lie sent, nu board the monitor Arophitritc, which needs about, CO men to fill her quota. They say they will take 100 seamen if they can get them. iE BATTLESHIP MAINE, TO WORK ON DOUBLE TIME. Navy Yard nt Waeliin^ton Will Run Day and Night. WASHINGTON, March 2S.-Machinists in the gunsbops at the navy yard will be required hereafter to work 12 hours a day. The new order takes effect at midnight Sunday, when a full force will begin and work continuously until noon Monday. A second shift will work from noon until midnight, and they will re relieve each other from day to day. For several weeks the officials have been working the force in three shifts of eight hours each, but the failure to Eecuro the requisite number of hands to push the work as rapidly as they desire causes the change in their plans. Cap tain Pendleton, who ia in charge, also says the work should not be in the hands of three different sets of men, aa it is too important. Guns are bein fi turned ont rapidly and prepared for shipment to the war ships. Sovcral largo 13-inch puns are being given the finishing touches and a largo number nf a smaller caliber will Koon be ready for business. PILOTS TO THE PRESIDENT. Men Who Rendered South Valuable Service Wi i I "Work Once More. WILMINGTON, N. C., March 26.-At a special mooting of thc Cape Fear Pilots' association, hold at Southport, with Captain E. A. Grif?n presiding and J. K. Adkins as secretary, the following preamble and resolution wero unani mously adopted: "Whereas, it appears to this body that a war is very probable between tho United States and Spain and that mon of our calling can bc of valuable service to the conn try, therefore be it "Resolved, by this association, That we tender our servies as a body a:id our pilot plant to thepxe-identof the United States and the secretary of tho navy in case of war with Spain. We al so assure the secretan- o? the navy that wo stand ready to tender to tbs navy of tho United States such aid and assistance as our knowledge of the coast from New York to Key West and ports on the gulf of Mexico make possible; also inland route from Now York to Savannah. We recall with pride thc great sorvices rendered by our pilots te thc confederate 6tates during the civil war." Wi LD SPEECHES ON WAR. Is 2*ursuinrj Kow. CAARLESTON, March 29.-Officers of the negro troops around Charleston held a meeting here, at which wild speeches were, made on the wrr situation. Tho action of President McKinley in trying to arrive at a peaceable settlement in this national crisis was, in a way, condemned. The leaders aroused great excitement with thoir fiery speeches. They are bent on going to war. Colonel Robert son of the First Regiment National guards said that the honor of the coun try could not bo satisfied without wax. This appeared to be the keynote of the talk. Now companies have been organized sino* Friday and a committee will wait on Governor Ellcrbe to submit the reso lutions adopted at the mooting asking for more arms. Guns and uniforms are needed for 1,200 soldiers in the com mand. The negroes on the sea islands are wildly excited and are making prepara tions to leave the fields for the army. MORGAN PREDICTS A WAR. Alabamian Says Hostilities Will Open In a Short Time. WASHINGTON, March 27. - Senator Morgan, in speaking of the Cuban situ ation tonight, said: "Affairs are becoming moro critical every day. The Cuban question is reaching a o ri ii? which will culminate, in my opinion, within a few days. Trouble will be thc ultimate result. This I have contended ever since the matter was agitated, and in view of the happenings of the past few days, my belief is becoming stronger every day. "War is certain to result from this matter. The United States must ir.tor vene in Cuba. I think the president will recognize the independence of tho republic. Whenever this is done thc flag of Cuba will be flying in'all of eur porta." _ GENERAL LEE IS GUARDED. Consul Protected as Ile Goes About the Cuban Capital. NEW YOXK, March 29.-A dispatch to Tho Herald from Havana says: Secre tary General Concosto asked Consul Gen eral Lee to permit him to furnish him a personal body guard. General Loo de clined this offer and General Congosto contented himself with increasing the detail of plain clothes detectives which for weeks has kept a careful eye on Gen eral Lee at all times with a view to his protection as he ?oes about the city. Consul General Lee, believing that a serious crisis in affairs is likely to occur now at any moment, is today preparing a revised list of all Americans now in Havana, together with thoir addresses, so that in ease of emergency they may be communicated with at short notico. Thero is an extra guard now around thc American consulate. SAUCY TALK BY SPANIARDS. They Declare Their Readiness to Take Caro of Themselves. MADRID, March a?.-The Imparcial and Tho Liberal today agree in saying that the mediation of the European powers will be difllcnlt in view of the orisis in the far east, adding: "Anyway Spain is able herself to resent inBults and repudiate unjust pretension." The Liberal also says: "If the United States desires to assist Cuba the simplest menus is to confine the mission tu Spanish Red Cross, which was recently helped in the same object by France, Russia, Hungary, Portugal, Venezuela and Argentine. The Spanish Red Cross is well organized in Cuba, and besides many numbers are ready to go there from Spain if necessary. "However, if tho United States wants war let her say BO frr.uklr and not seel: charitable or humanitarian excuses." The Diaro quotes the minister ?or the colonies, Senor Moret, as replying to a question of the minister of marine, Ad miral Bermejo, with the remark, "the storm continues, trat the barometer ib rising." This is regarded as meaning that the Bituatiou is not so unfavorable to Spain w it was. To Secure Torpedo Fleet. NEW YORK, A?arch 2G.-A special to The Herald from Washington says: By direction of President McKinleyy, Sec retary Long has within 24 hours spent something more than $1,000,000 in thc purchase of 12 speedy yaohts and sea going tugs, which will be at once con verted into torpedo boat destroyers and picket boats. In directing the purchaso of yachts and tugs, President McKinley was guided by the information showing that the Spanit'.i torpedo boat flotilla. ha? sailed from the Canary islands for Porto Elco. Blacks Anxious For Battle. CHAHTJERTOK, Marah 28.-The negroes around Charleston are wild to go to war. Colonel Robertson, commanding thc First regiment National guards of South Carolina, notifies Governor Ellerbe that he bus 10,000 men ready to march to ward Havana at the tap of the drum. All of these arc not fully armed, but tho governor has been asked to rush tho guns here. Along the sea islands vol unteer companies are being organized. Common broomsticks aro being used for guns on tho drill ground. "Fighting Bob" In Charge. WASHINGTON, March 2G. - Captain Robley D. Evans, better known as "Fighting Bob" Evans, reached here this morning and was immediately or dered to take command of the Iowa. Captain Sampson of tho Iowa, and also of the Maine court of inquiry, has been ordered to command the North Atlantic fleet, relieving Admiral Sicord, who is ill. Commodore W. S. Schley in all probability will be placed in command of the squadron at Hampton Roads. Spain Asks Furthqp Delay. NEW YORK, March 20.-Spain, al though apparently defiant, has asked for further delay before the United States does anything more about Cuba, says the Washington correspondent of The Herald. This request was_jgadj)_ i tUijju g*JB<*?-SSfi/km-?os-'Bernab?, the Spanish minister in Washington. He promised in Spain's behalf that she would lay before the state department at an early day a plan for a more liberal government of Cuba. Guns Coming to Georgia. WASHINGTON*, March 20.-Senator Ba con has received from Chief of En gineers Wilson of the army department a lotter containing assurances th*t four rapid fire guns will be sent io Savannah as soon as they arrive from England. Two of theso ure to be erected on Tybae island and two are to be placed ai some location yet to be determined upon for defense of the Wilmington and Warsaw rivers. Thought the War Was On. RALEIGH, March 28.-Captain Davis, who owns and sails a schooner, arrived at Nowbern today and ut once inquired if v:ur had been declared, savin g us he eailed along the coast a warship was lying off shore at Beaufort, close to Fort Macon, and used big searchlights on tho fort, and a* all other points ulong the coast men were aloft with glasses ex amining the shore. The scarohlighta were turned on Captain Davis' oraft. An Election In Spain. BARCELONA.. Spain, March 29.-In the elections to fill tho six vacancies here, three Monarchists and three Reublicans were returned. The anarchist candi dates were ignominiously defeated. The Liberals obtained all other scats in the province except ono for which a Catalan homo ruler was returned. Bache Is at Key West. KEY WEST, March 28.-The coast sur vey steamer Bacho arrived hero this morning from the Tortugas islands. Spanish Stocks Stronger. PARIS, March 2!).-On thc bourse to day Spanish 4s wore quoted at 49% against 48>B on Saturday. NOTICE. TnERE will be an election held In Che Court Hollie, of the Town of Edge field, S.e., on Monday April Uti), 1893, for thc purpose ol* electing n Mayor and six Aldermen to serve the said Town for the ensuing two years. Or dered by Council this the Kith day of March, A. D., 1S9S. Rolls open from eight o'clock in the morning until four o'clock in the afternoon. Managers of Election: W. E. Do bey, F. Rose Timmons, W. H. Bee. AV. W. ADAMS, Intendant. T. B. LANHAM, Cric. NOTICE. TilE thoroughbred trotting stallion "LINWOOD PRIDE,', registered No. 22191 in American Tro', ting Regis ter, will stand at my stables, Hdgoiield C. il., for the spring'season. Insur ance $10. PEDIGREE. Linwood's Pride, bay horse, foaled April, ism. by M ad wood; dam N'esta ll., by balsoraOhiei, IOC0?; g.d. Lady, h y ?Toe Hooker, 1S9, etc., Mad wood by Nutwood, Kihi .Madden, Balsora Chief, Lady. Mare- entrusted to my care will re ceive careful attention, and fed and groomed at reasonable rates. I keep nom! bul experienced stable boys and grooms. 1!. L. .I? INKS, Kdgelleld, S.r. E. H. STANLEY, A. M. I. D. PRACTICE LIMITED TO Eye, Ear, Ito Mi Throat. Office? Sit) liroad St., AUGUSTA, GA. ? To Let Spanish Fleet of Tor pedo Boats Reach Porto Rico SAY MV,iL OFFICERS At Key West-Xever Do to Let Spain Concentrate Fleet at Such Convenient Point. A dispatch froin Key West says that a United States naval officer at that place states: "If the United States allows the Spanish boats to get to Porto Rico it will be the biggest mistake ever made. They are a greater menace to the safety of our fleet than if all the rest of the Spanish navy was brought to these waters. Al Porto Rice they will be nearer Key West than Cuba. Only two torpedo boats iu our navy would have any chance of getting away from the Spanish torpedo boat destroyers. The Iowa, New York and Indiana, lying out there six mile off the land, would practically I)? at the mercy of say a dozen Spanish torpedo boatp, which could run over from Porto Rico in a short time should war be declared. We have no protected harbor here and we have not a single torpedo destroyer and unless a fleet powerful enough to be proof against these torpedo boats is quickly concentrated in these urtUrra, ur ?Tiliacf Lue spanish flotilla is warned to keep further away, I should judge that it would i)e better to take every United otates warship as far away as possible fromth?8 menacing force, which Spain intends to concentrate within such a convenient distance as Porto Rico. "It is all very'well to talk of peace and to say that there is no probability of war, but, at the same lime, while international relations are strained, displays of force should he met with alacrity, and .".s a torpedo expert, I must say that if every ship in the United States navy was ' rought into these waters it would be none too for midable a display when the strength of the Spanish flotilla is considered." Johnson's Chill and Cares Fever In One Dav. STOCK, STOCK. I am in the arena for my usual spring work on Stock. Holler, if you don't see me. Write to me at liutler P. O., Saluda County and toll mo all about it. LEE MACK. ^| JOHN F. THOMPSON. ww li tY A FULL LINE < CROCI WE HA NDLE ARGE S SHIPMENTS OF ... . COUNTRY We Give Valuable Present With Every Pound o and Every Bar i THOMPSON WHOLESALE i 954 BROAD STREET, ONE OF TWO WATS. The bladder was created for om; pur pose, namely, a receptacle for the urine, andas such it is not liable to any form of disease except by one of two ways. The first way is from im perfect action of the kidneys. The second way is from careless localfr?at ment of other diseases. g CHIEF CAUSE. Unhealthy urine from unhealthy kidneys is the chief cause of bladder troubles. So the womo, like the blad der, was created for one purpos", and if not doctored too much is not liable to weakness or disease, except iv rare cases, lt is situated back of and \ery close to the bladder, therefore any pain, disease or inconvenience mani fested in the kidneys, back, bladder or usinary passage is often, by mi-taka attributed to female weakness or womb trouble of some sort. The error is easily made and may bo as easily avoided. To find out correctly, set your urine aside for 2-1 hour; a sediment or settling indicates kidney or bladder trouble. The mild and toe extraordinary effect of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root, the great kidney and bladder remedy, is soon real ized. If you need a medicine yen should have the best. At druggists price fifty cents and one dollar. You may have a sample bottle and pamphlet both sent by mail, upon re ceipt of three two-cent stamps to cover cost ol' postage on the bottle. Men tion the ADVERTISER and send your address to Dr. Kilmer <L Co., Bing hamton, N. Y. The proprietor of this paper guarantees the genuineness of this offer. 4BDERS. HUED-' REMOVAL. . m HAS REMOVED TO \ 207 7TH ST., AUGUST^, GA., Where he will still continue to give hie FEEE EYE TESTS For all defects of sight. Grinds any shape and style of lenses while you wait. ALL WORK GUARANTEED. Tells if you need glasses, rest or the oculist. Old Mill Stones Ma^e as Gcod as New. v I respectfully offer my services lo the citizens of Edgefield County as a first class Millwright. Anyone having mill rock that need dress ing will find it to their interest to confer with me as I have had a life-long experience in that line As to my capabilities and respon "Bronry T respectfully r??er to the recommendation of your fellow countryman found below. Address : C. L. SCRIMPER, 528 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga. AUGUSTA, Ga, June 16, 1S97. This is to certify that Mr. C. L. Scrimper has recently put in complete order and repair, my 48 inch stones at Kathwood. S. C. I take pleasure in recommcudiug his work as first-class in all respects. Tho capacity of the stone is double what it has ever been before and I am not more pleased than surpised at the quality of the work they do. Anyone having work of this kind to do cannot make a mistake by entrust ing it to Mr. Schrimper. I vouch for his ability and henesly iu whatever he undertakes to de. HENRY C. HAMMOND. Pleaso mention The Edgefield ADVERTISER. Money to Loan Cn farming lands. Easy pay ments. Nu commissions charged, borrower payn actual cost of per fecting loan. Interests per cent. JOHN B. PALMER & SON, Columbia, S. C. I FAWCETTS CO. ? ? P7Hr^"Mof Commission 3 v MILLS. Merchants. ^ V Manufacturers of Self-Rdisinq Flour, Grist, V Q MtMl, and all kinds of Corn Goods.9 O Flour pucked either In Bulk or 9 ?la i'aper i'ackaj?e-? or any size. 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