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Strict Military Discipline Now Enforced on the Reservation at Key West. Navy Department Has No Special Information Regarding the Board of Inquiry. No Transfer of Naval Strength From the Pacific to the Atlantic. KEY WEST, Fla., March 1.—Orders have been issued at the army barracks, prohibiting enlisted men from leaving the reservation without special per mits, which will be granted only in ex ceptional cases. Officers' leave was also curtailed, and several have had to break engagements in town for the evening. It was rumored that the two batteries were held under marching or ders, but this is denied. Secresy is maintained at the barracks, and no ex planation of these circumstances is forthcoming. WILL GUARD THE PACIFIC. Call Force of Naval Vessel* Now Thar* Will Remain. NEW YORK, March l.—It has been decided by the navy department to keep on the Pacific coast the full force of naval vessels now there, says the Washington correspondent of The Her ald. Department officials recognize the fact that the strength of the North Atlantic squadron would be greatly in creased by attaching the battleship Oregon to Bear Admiral Sicard's com* maud, but they appreciate the danger of leaving the Pacific coast without a vessel of this class, just as they appre ciate the importance of defending the ports of the Atlantic coast by vessels of the monitor class. There are now stationed on the Pa cific coast the Oregon, the coast vessels Monterey and Monadnock, and the training ship Adams. The Oregon, which is at Paget sound, will be ordered to leave that port and proceed to San Francisco harbor, and her place in Northern waters will prob ably be taken by the Monterey. The department recently directed that the Monadnock be laid in reserve, but these orders have not yet been carried out, and she will probably be sent to San Diego. Besides these ships the department has at Honolulu the cruiser Baltimore and the gnnboat Beunington. The cruiser Alert and the gunboat Marietta are in Nicaraguan and Guate malan waters respectively. The de partment does not anticipate that a fleet will be sent to the Pacific coast but there if an expectation that a de tached armored cruiser may be ordered around to the Pacific, to make a dem onstration. Authorities say that the Columbia, Minneapolis, Brooklyn and New York will be ideal ships to form a flying squadron. Their steaming radius is sufficiently large to enable them to carry out the programme contemplated by the department. The monitor Puritan, which will be retained near Hampton Roads, to de fend Baltimore, Washington, Norfolk and Richmond, will have her repairs completed the first of next week. She now has apart of her crew, and Lien tenant Commander J. M. Hawley is preparing the detail of the men who will be assigned to fill the vacancies now existing on that ship. NOBODY KNOWS WHEN. Defartmnt Still Haa No R«wi From the Court of Inquiry. WASHINGTON, March 1.—Nobody at the navy department from the secre tary down, has any information what ever as to whether or not the Maine court of inquiry will return to Havana from Key West, and in fact the plans of the court are absolutely unknown here. For this reason it is said at the department that any statement as to the probable date upon which the court will report its conclusions to the secre tary of the navy is purely speculative. It is very doubtful in the minds of the officers here whether the members of the court themselves are able to pass an opinion upon this point at this time, as it is believed the work so far done, aside from that relating to the recovery of dead bodies and personal property has been scarcely more than prelimin ary. In this view of the case, it may be perceived how difficult it would be for any member of the court to predict the date upon which it would report. It can be stated authoritatively that the navy department has received nothing to indicate the cause of the ex plosion, and that reports that it has been advised that it was because of ex ternal agencies, are without foundation. Two more dead bodies were recovered. One was unrecognizable, but the other was identified as that of J. W. John ion. The death is announced in the hos pital at Havana of poor Holser, who made such a gallant struggle for life. Mat* Department Bai No Newa. WASHINGTON, March 1.—Judge Day, jlhe assistant secretary of state, said at 2 o'clock that no cable had been re ceived from Minister Woodford an nouncing that five Spanish warships had sailed for Havana. The assistant secretary further said that all was quiet and he bad no news of any kind tor the presA. Mopes £oine One Will Intervene. PARIS, March 1. —The Echo expresses the hope "that a E.uopean statesman will be found to intervene with the view of the maintenance of peace be tween the United States and Spain." Tbe oaner MVS it regards the dissolu tion ot Uitt dfuuisu col'tea at, uu euvuui- aging symptom. CHICAGO, Feb. S5.—The Tribune has thefoliowiug from Washington: "I do not propose to do anything at all to precipitate war with Spaiu. to the present I do not think war is either necessary or inevitable. I would be lax in my duty, however, if I did not prepare for the future. The situation is grave, and the policy of the adminis tration will be determined almost en tirely by the course of events from time to time. There is no neoessity of alarming the people, but congress must bu ready to assist the administration without making too many inquiries as to the course ot current events. Na by the VreiiUent. To a senator who called upon him in order to ask some serious questions as to the policy of the administration, President McKinley, with the utmost frankness, uttered the above words. There is now uo doubt of the fact that the government of the United States is actually preparing for war with Spain. It iloes not toilow tliat war will come, but the activity in both the war and navy departments is too uuinistakeable to be concealed. The president and his cabinet unite in the belief, still in spite ot ali the evidence to thu contrary, that the explosion of tlio Maine was the re sult of an unfortunate accident, but they recognize the tact that the con trary may prove true, at almost auy hour, and that if it is shown even in ferentially that Spain had a hand in the catastrophe, there will be but one thing to do, and that will be to seize the island of Cuba by force of arms. At no time since the war of the rebel lion has the military branch of the gov ernment been so active as it is today. A Change of Opiuiou. It is a significant fact that within the last two days there has been a re markable change of opinion in the navy department in regard to the ex plosion of the Maine. When the first news arrived here last week, experts at the department were nearly evenly divided as between an accident and de sign. But now, after studying the later reports, and especially the photo graphs seut from Havana, nine out of ten of the officers at the depart ment express the belief that the Maine was anchored over a submarine mine. The only difference of opinion seems to be as to whether that mine was exploded by Spanish officers acting under orders, or by some enthusiast. The latter opinion is generally held, but it is said that this does not lessen in any great degree the responsibility of Spain for the horrible catastrophe. If the Spanish officers allowed the war ship to be moored to a buoy which was attached to the submarine mine, it thereby became responsible for the re sult, whether the mine was exploded by official orders or not. The placing of the Maine in an exposed place in the harbor, if it was done at all, was done by Spanish officers, and if the mine was exploded by anybody at all, they were directly responsible, and will so be held by President McKinley's adminis* tration. LONDON, Feb. 26.—According to a special dispatch from Madrid, reports received there from the United States to the effect that public opinion in the latter country is becoming more ex cited, under tbe impression that the loss of the Maine was not due to an ac cident are "restirring popular feeling here (in Madrid^ and the conviction is increasing in ministerial circles that the worst must be expected." Contin uing the special dispatch says: "The government has no choice if the United States adopts a threatening attitude, for the prospect of war is popular with all parties, and the more excitable newspapers are already urg ing the government to take measures to enable Spain to strike the first and de cisive blow." CALL HIM A HYPOCRITE. Attitude of President McKinley Discussed Front Spanish Point of View. MADRID, Feb. 26.—The Imparcial takes the Spanish government to task for its "apathy, contrasted with the patriotic feeling of the country," and warns the nation against the "hypo critical Yankee policy which really aims at the independence of Cuba." Continuing, The Imparcial says: "President McKinley may make and reiterate protestations of friendship and pacific intentions, but his actions contradict bis words. While the presi dent of the United States is cajoling us with words he sharpens his dagger to stab us behind. While talking concord he utilizes his Sundays in unusual war preparations at the docks and cancels the furloughs of the marines. Can we trust those who are preventing the pacification of Cuba and fomenting rebellion and filibustering expeditions, sending warships under the pretext of friendship and preaching peace? Moat Send the Fleet to Cuba. "We must prepare for war. There is no time to acquire warships, but we should fit* out immediately what we have, sending the Pelayo, Colon, Car los and Maria Teresa to follow the Almirante Oquenda and Vizcava to Cu ban waters, and the rest of the fleet to guard the peninsula. Any other policy is only to play the American's game, which is to exhaust our resources and gain tne independence of Cuba without risking anything. How long does the government mean to favor the Ameri can plan? How long will the agonized nation tolerate the apathy of the gov ernment?" This langnage from a semi-official or gan is much commented upon. The United States minister, Mr. Woodford, gave a banquet Thursday in honor of the new fepanish minister to Washington, Sen or Polo Bernabe. MILWAUKEE, Feb. 26.—Prominent of« fleers of Wisconsin national guard ap prehend that the guard may receive orders lrom the war department at any moment to join national guards of other states in a mobilization of entire forces ot the country at the seaboard. It is said that Wisconsin military authorities aro quietly making prepar ations to effect a quiok movement of their troops at short notice. The order for mobilization of troops may not come, but if it does it will find the na tional guard of this state prepared. UREAT ACTIVITY SHOWN. Army and Navy Circles Preparing for Sudden Movement. ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 26.—Activity has never been so great at Fort McPherson as at the present time. The stir is at tributable to General Merritt's arrival. Everything is in readiness to move the regiment to any point that may be designated within a few hours. At a consultation held between Colonel Cook and railroad officials, Colonel Cook was assured that the men could be transported to Florida within a night. It is said Colonel Cook told the railroad men to have cars in the yards for use at any hour. The munitions of war have been greatly increased during the last few days and many of the officers are ar ranging their private affairs to leave, as they confidently believe they will be called upon to do so. TO MOVE TROOPS SOUTH. Plant System Said to Have Prepared For the Emergency. TAMPA, Fla,, Feb. 26.—Although at 11 o'clock the officials of the company have not so stated publicly, pretty much everybody here understands that the Plant system has completed ar rangements for the transportation of troops and munitions of war to Ha vana on short notice. All of their ships have been placed in condition for emer gencies. Should war be declared they have perfected plans to land a large body of troops in Havana within 30 hours from their arrival at this place. Troops can be transported from Wash ington and New York to this port in from 24 to 30 hours. The company has also made arrangements, it is under stood, to laud promptly men and arms at Key West and all strategic points on the coasts of Florida, aud at Mobile. BRYAN'S OPINION. Wc Should Be Slow to Act in the Maine Matter. TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. 26. —William J. Bryan, who was the principal speaker at the banquet ot the Democratic club in this city, was interviewed by a State Journal reporter concerning the Maine ftffair: "In my opinion we should be slow to act in the Maine affair, especially un der the trying circumstances which confront us," he said. "Another fact which in my mind impels us to exer cise discretion is that the official inves tigation of the explosion is now being made. International questions are in volved and it would be a sad compli ment to our government were we to openly and maliciously bring about strained relations by our anxiety to lo cate tbe responsibility for the Maine disaster. Nothing should be done un til the investigation is completed." PUBLIC LAND STATISTICS. Catnmisaioner Herman Fnriilnhes Senator Pettigrew Some Figures. WASHINGTON, Feb. 26. —Commissioner Herman of the general land office has sent to Senator Pettigrew of South Dakota, who is interested in the free homestead amendment to the Indian appropriation bill, a letter giving some statistics concerning the receipts from the sale of public lands dnring the 10 years ended June 30 last. It shows that the cash sales of such lands for the period referred to amounted to $40,98?, 732. In addition to the above $9,458,7-15 was received in trust for the Indians from the sale of lands ceded by them. The receipts from fees and commis sions paid for entries and filings and from fees for reducing testimony to writing were $10,128,588. The expenses incidental to the disposal of public lands daring the same period amounted to $6,910,136. IS OPPOSED BY SEED. •aid to Be Rut Little Ohanee For the Free Homestead Amendment. ST. PAUL, Feb. 26.—A special to The Globe from Was&ington says: Senator Nelson and Speaker Reed discussed free homes and bankruptcy for more than an hour during the after noon. Reed is decidedly opposed to the free homes amendment which was tacked on to the Indian appropriation bill in the senate. He takes the posi tion that the settlers who contracted to pay $1,125 an acre for lands should be held to their contract. On the bank ruptcy question Nelson and Reed got nearer together and agreed that many of the provisions of the senate bill should be restored in the bill recently passed by the house. Senator Nelson will be a member of the committee on conference. CAMEL FOR ALASKA. Novel Proposition of the Manager of the Streets of Cairo. TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 26.—L. Moser of Chicago, who was manager of the Streets of Cairo at the world's fair, an nounces that he has purchased 40 camels with which to establish a pack train between Skaguay and Dawson City. Three camels will arrive in a few days and be sent north on an ex. perimental trip. Moser believes camels can get along with less food than rein deer, and are consequently better for his purpose. He hopes to demonstrate that camels can carry 500 to 800 pounds from Lynn canal to Dawson in eight to ten days, foraging their food as they ga Their extensive use as carriers hi Thibet and Siberia proves, Moser says, that they can stand rigorous weather. Klondike Rteamer Floated. VANCOUVER, B. C., Feb. 25. —The steamer Pak Shank, which ran on a rock near Nanimo when returning from Alaska, was floated at high tide. It is thoaght she reoeived no serious injury. MILITIA ON A JUNKET. Captain Bean's Crack St. Paul Campaay Ouesta of Chisago Soldier Boys. CHICAGO, Feb. 26.—Company ot the First regiment, Minnesota National Guard, one of the crack military or ganizations of the couutry, and under the commaud of Cuptain Ed S. Bean, has arrived from St. Paul, and for two days will be the guests of "Switaer's Indians," the famous Company of the First regiment, Illinois National Guard. The Minnesota boys were met at the station by Company and a bugle corps, and were escorted to the First regiment armory on Michigan avenue. Until the nature of their visit was known, the appearance of the mil itia on the streets caused some excite ment on account of the rumors of pend ing movement of national troops. A formal reception to the Minnesota company was held at the First regi ment armory. Exhibition drills were given by both the home and visiting companies, and the affair ended with a ball. A banquet will be given the vis iting troops at the J^eland hotel. Monte Cristo Partially Destroyed. TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 26.—Floods and avalanches have partly destroyed the town of Monte Cristo, situated in the heart of the Cascade mountains. The railroad connecting the place with Everett has been washed out, and tfye lack of railroad connection has caused the concentrator and part of the Monte Cristo mines, which John D. Rocke feller owns, to shut down. Said War Is Mow Inevitable. NEW YOKK, Feb. 26.—A dispatch to The Herald from Panama says advices received from Costa Rica state that at a banquet given on Sunday night Pres ident Iglesias in a speech said that the situation between Costa Rica and Nic aragua was such now that war is in evitable. BRIEF BITS OF NEWS. A hay trust is being formed. France aud England will reach an amicable understanding as to Africa. Robert Law, the pioneer coal opera tor of Illinois, is dead at Chicago, aged 75 years. The controller of the currency has is sued a call for a statement of condition of national banks Feb. 18. The president has appointed Colonel Henry C. Corbin adjutant general of the army to succeed General Samuel Beck, retired on account of age. The much needed rain has come at last and ended the drought, whiob seriously threatened the farming re gions of the principal valleys of Cal ifornia. 4 The postoffice department has award ed to P. C. Richardson of Seattle, Wash., a contract for carrying the mails during the open season of 1898 from Seattle, via St. Michaels, Alaska, to Circle City. A dispatch from Kingston, Jamaica, says a succession of terrific earthquakes have caused great destruction of prop erty on the island of Montserrat. They began on the 15th, but the most severe occurred on the 20 th. Ls Champagne Overdue. NEW YORK, Feb. 25.—No news Las been received of the French liner La Champagne, which was due here cu Sunday morning from Havre. BRIEF BITS OF NEWS. Prince Sai Wan Koon, father of the emperor of Korea, is dead. Simon Lazard, founder of the bank ing firm of Lazard Freres, is dead. Four lives were lost by an avalanche which destroyed two houses at South Quebec. Thomas D. Hooper won the amateur pigeon shooting championship of America at Garden City, L. I. WE WILL PAY w| toTOTMIMITIBD&rssaj jfrtowdbssHrtftss. Ad.gTimUirBMMlPTOO.Tckl Telephone M. ALL SAVE THREE L08T. Reported Wreak of the Hallia* Ship ills Coa Armed. PROVINCETOWN, Mass., Feb. 25.—The tug Mercnry, Captain Evans, has ar rived here, bringing news that three men of the British ship Asia were res cued by the crew of the Handkerchief lightship. The men were taken from a piece of wreckage on which they had been floating for 48 hours, aud were greatly exhausted. The Asia struck on Great Round shoal, off Nantucket, during the gale Monday and went to pieces. Captain Dakin of the Asia, with his wife and daughter, were among those on board at the time and are supposed to have perished. Fifteen members of the crew were also lost. LEITER WHEAD ORDERED. Aaother Half Million Bushels for Khlp ment to ICurope. CHICAGO, Feb. 25.—Half a million bnshels of Leiter wheat was ordered out of the elevators for shipment by rail to the Atlantic seaboard for export. The order was made by telegraph from New York city, but arrived too late in the day to have any effect on the local market. It is generally conceded now that over 2,000,000 bushels altogether of the Leiter holdings have been ordered for export. Some of it will go to Newport News, some to Baltimore and some to New York. FORMOSA N REVOLT. Serious Uprising Against Japanese Kale Reported. LONDON, Feb. 25.—The Vienna corre spondent of The Daily Chronicle re ports that there is a serious uprising against Japanese rule in Formosa. The Peking correspondent of The Times says: An imperial decree hav ing replaced the Taotal of Yen Chou, dismissed on Germany's demand, Ger many now demands the immediate canceling of the appointment. China will be compelled to accede. ONE GREAT SMOKE. Kational Tobacco Company's I.ouisvllle Warehouse Destroyed by Fire. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 26.—Picking, drying and steaming warehouses of the National Tobacco company, situated at Twenty-fourth and Maine streets, were totally destroyed by fire. The loss will amount to $1,000,000, fully covered by jnsurance. Mr. W. B. Duke of New York, president of the American To bacco company, of which the National Tobacco company of Louisville is a branch, is in the city and witnessed the destruction of his property. He said that it would be at once rebuilt. Minnesota School Apportionment. ST. PAUL, Feb. 26.—The semi-annual apportionment of state school funds will be made Monday, March 7, by State Superintendent Pendergast of the department of public instruction. The apportionment this spring will be at the rate of about 80 cents per pupil. Last spring the apportionment was at the rate of $1 per pupil, and last Octo ber, when the fall apportionment was made the rate was $2.50 per pupil. Six Alaskan Vessels Overdue. SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 26.—There are six vessels overdue from Alaska. They are the City of Topeka, Cleveland, Noye, Protection, Augusta and Scotia. Their non-arrival causes no serious ap prehension, as it is thought they have sought shelter from the recent storm encountered by the steamer George W. Elder. Terror Leaves Norfolk. NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 25.—Th monitor Terror left Norfolk at 10:15 a. m., on her way to sea, under sealed orders, bnt will cruise in Hampton Roads at least a short time. The Highest Market Price for round lots of Good Milling Wheat, delivered at our mill. RUSSELL-MILLER MILLING CO. JAMESTOWN, N. D. NDY GAEUAQII6 nemo John McCulloch Lumber Compy. Lumber, Coal, W ood Sawed Wood constantly on hand. We Meet All Competition. Buy of us an you will get what you buy. 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