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MORE OMINOUS GROW THE SIGNS. GENERAL MERRITT INSPECTING FORTS ON THE ATLANTIC All the Sigos Point to an Early Movement of Troops Toward the South of Florida. ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 24.— Major-General Merritt arrived in At lanta at 4 o'clock this afternoon and was met at the depot by Colonel Co.>k, commander of the Fifth Infantry. Captain Oscar Brown of the State militia and Mayor Colder of Atlanta were also at the station. The general was immediately driven to Fort McPherson and went into secret conference to-night with the officers of the post. This is Merritt's first visit to Fort McPherson, and is creating a great deal of interest in army and civil circles. It is seml-officially reported at the post to-night that eight of the ten companies of the Fifth United States Infantry are under waiting orders, and that the ultimate plan is to send detachments of twb com panies each to Charleston, Savannah. Brunswick and Key West. It is expected that the order for the companies to leave for seaboard will be promulgated at the conference btween General Merritt and the offi cers of the post to-night. This conclusion, however, is merely conjec ture among the privates. An order was received to-day directing the immediate testing of all guns arid a quick report of the ammunition on hand. The report Is made now that there are at the post four hundred rounds for each man, should the entire regiment be ordered into service. The regiment has also a gatling gun of the most improved pattern, and there are on hand 50,000 rounds for it. Colonel Cook was In conference with the railroad officials to-day •with reference to moving men In the event that the contemplated order for movement is received. tie to obtain, but in this case, it is not difficult to draw conclusions. I will say tfu's, however, unhesitatingly and un reservedly. If this same court should End that the disaster was due to an ac :ident, I will, knowing the character of the men composing the court/ accept that verdict without question, and will believe that my informants have been misled themselves, and have, in turn, misled me. That I do not believe tlm to be the case is evidenced by the fact that I am sending you the story. "You American correspondents," a level-headed naval officer and one of high rank said to me yesterday, "have a tremendous responsibility on your shoulders just now." I assured him that one, at least, was fully conscious of the fact. "To make myself clearer," the officer continued, "the American correspond ents in Havana can exert a tremendous influence on popular feeling at home, a dangerous power to hold when the ten fion is so great, and especially at this s:oment when official mouths are closed. But here is the main point I wish to tnake. It is that all of you should sub ordinate your loyalty to your papers during this crisis to your spirit of pa :riotism. Don't you see that the longer the general public is kept in doubt, the longer we will have to prepare tQ meet the trouble that must come when the truth is known." Were I permitted to tell you the name of this officer, you would appreciate the startling significance of his words at price. I had a conversation with another offi cer whose opinion would also carry freight were I permitted to use his nan!?. It was about the Maine and her di>a?ter. "Supposing," I asked him, "that it is found that the vessel was destroyed by an outside explosion, will that, think you, be itself a casus belli?" "If the Maine was destroyed by an ex plosion coming from the outside," this officer said to me, "you can depend upon it that a mine did the work. No torpedo could have made such a wreck. Now, if a mine was under the Maine, it was placed there before her arrival in port. It is not to be expected it was not placed there by persons in authority, end upon these devolved the responsi bility of seeing that it could not be ex ploded by an accident, and that no one except duly authorized persons were in • formed of its location and connections. If it is once proved that there was a mine, I can see no difficulty in placing the responsibility." If there was a mine beneath the Maine there is no likelihood that any traces of it will ever be discovered, as the wreck in going down must have crushed under foot any fragments of a mine that might have been left. The niud is very soft in the harbor and the wreck is settling in it at the rate of a foot a day. The hull is now imbedded in the mud to the depth of eight feet. The divers sink to their armpits in the mud and have the greatest difficulty in prose cuting their work. Those engaged on the forward part of the ship are under charge of Gunner Charles Morgan, an officer specially detailed from the flag ship New York for the purpose, and who has the reputation of being the most efficient of his rank. In Havana there is a belief, which has been nurtured to the point oi convic tion, that the Maine came to her un doing by reason of some internal ex plosion. Many, therefore, have been led or misled into the belief that so far as Spain is concerned the matter is at an end. If all signs fail and the Court of Inquiry reports that the Maine was de stroyed by an inside explosion, there is, from the standpoint in Havana, a possibility that this crisis in the affairs of nations may be. tided over. But if the court finds otherwise, the pendulum of belief having been allowed to swing so far in one direction, must 'swing as far in the other. Investigations in this direction which I have made lead me to believe that such a decision of the court after the first surprise of it will be re garded by the masses here as a "Yankee trick" looking to' indemnity, and what may result from this no man can say. Accompanied by an American resi dent here for a number of i years';- I vis ited several cafes yesterday frequented by the Spanish naval and military offi cers and * attempted to talk with these gentlemen. They are all very mysterious ar- <? : c? >cerj t regarding tits di»uLer, and it was impossible to glean anything but hints. I heard an officer say: "It only cost us 20 centenas apiece." What he meant I do not know. In the course of the afternoon my friend and myself were approached by the Chief of Police and told not to talk any more to officers. In the Herald's specially chartered tug, the Albert F. Dewey, the fleetest" of her class in these waters, I left Havana this forenoon. All was quiet in the city at the time of departure. HOPELESS APPEALS OF FRANTIC RELATIVES. Pitiful Pleas Not to Bury Their Dead by Alien Hands in an Alien Country. WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.— The state ment in the Sigsbee dispatch, received at the Navy Department to-day, "that friends of the dead should understand we are in the tropics," is understood to refer to the urgent pleas of relatives of the dead for the bodies to be brought to the United States. These appeals con tinue to be received here, and while they excite the deepest sympathy of the officials, no hope can brt held out that the dead can be broughtlback. One of these appeals make a j pitiful plea against burying of the dead "by alien hands in an alien country." - There are circumstances which, if they could be made known, would end such appeals and would show that the department has not been wanting in a desire to bring the remains to this country. These circumstances have been withheld, mainly through a desire to save friends and relatives from the pain which would be caused by a full disclosure of the effect of the explo sion. The press representatives have told in part of the terrible mutilation of the bodies, but it is feared this has not been fully realized by friends and rel atives. The men were sleeping on the berth deck, with metal floors and ceil ings, which by the force of the terrific explosion, were ground together into a confused mass. Knowing this, there is little hope that many of the bodies still missing will be found or, if found, that they will be in a condition to be brought to the United States. MOVEMENT OF THE TROOPS TO SEABOARD. « It Is Believed in Bailway Circles That Plans Are Being Made for It. PITTSBURG. Feb. 24.— There is a growing belief in Pittsburg railway cir cles that the War Department Is mak ing preparations to move troops to the seaboard in the quickest manner in case of an emergency. T. D. Lore, su perintendent of the Pennsylvania west of Pittsburg, returned to-day from Washington. Mr. Lore admitted that he was in consultation with Assistant Secretary of War Meiklejohn. but de clined to state the nature of the talk. OFFER OF ADMIRAL BOGGS' ASSOCIATION. Naval Volunteers Who Patriotically Offer Their Aid to the Government. NEW YORK, Feb. 24.— The Admiral Boggs Association of Naval Veterans of New York has volunteered Its serv ices to the Government In case of war. In a set of ringing resolutions made public to-Jay the association says: "While we anxiously await the re port of the court of inquiry, trusting These Spanish Ships, Don Juan de Austria and .Reina Christina, Now Stationed at the Philippines, May Threaten Our Commerce in the Pacific. THE SAN FRAXCISCO CALL, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1898. that this deplorable catastrophe may have been an accident, as first reports seem to indicate, should it prove to have been the dastardly act of a secret enemy and the means of involving this country in war with Spain our Govern ment will require the services of all the available men to man the vessels of our navy. Therefore be it "Resolved, That the Admiral Boggs Association, as a body of naval volun teers, being ever ready to rally to our country's call in defense of 'Old Glory, 1 tender to the Government our services in any capacity which we may be ca pable of performing either on shore or on board ship, and that copies of these resolutions be forwarded to Washing ton." THE NATIONAL CAPITAL SECURE FROM ATTACK. Fortifications Along the Potomac Capable of Repelling Any Ordinary Fleet. WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.— Thanks to the promptness and efficiency of the chief of engineers and the chief of ord nance of the army, the city of Wash ington is now regarded as being well nigh safe and secure from attack by water. The fortifications at Fort j Washington and Sheridan Point, on the opposite side of the Potomac, are suf- \ ficiently advanced to be able to repel an ordinary fleet of invaders, and in case of necessity they could be vastly strengthened in a comparatively short time. These defenses are considered sufficient to keep all hostile vessels be yond the range of gunshot of the na tional capital. Moreover, the river has been blocked i off and prepared for mines and tor-« pedoes at a point below the fortifica tions already mentioned, so that it is probable some of the ships of an enemy would be blown out of the water be fore it would be necesasry to use the guns at the forts. The officers of the British warship Hood to-day cabled from the island of Creete expressing deep sympathy over the disaster to the Maine. FORT SAM HOUSTON HAS A WARLIKE ASPECT. Troops in Shape for Immediate Serv ice — Rangers Eager for the Fray. SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Feb. 24.— A special to the Herald says: There was a warlike aspect around the headquar ters of the military department of Texas at Fort Sam Houston here to day, for the first time since the Span ish-Cuban trouble arose. The order for target practice at a target range thirty miles from here was countermanded, and all troops are kept close to the gar rison for actual service on a moment's notice. It was learned from the captain of one of the cavalry troops that or ders have been given to have every thing in readiness for travel, and an uneasy spirit among the soldiers is clearly manifested. The situation at the post has caused much excitement and comment in the city, and it is generally believed here that war with Spain is inevitable and that the United States is prepared for it. Old Texas Rangers are anxious for the fray, and veterans of that brave military organization declare that they will protect the Texas coast without aid from any other source. STILL NO NEWS OF THE OVERDUE LA CHAMPAGNE. Has Nearly Five Hundred Souls on Board and Much Uneasiness Is Expressed. NEW YORK, Feb. 25.— 1t is five days since the French liner La Champagne should have steamed into port, yet no tidings of her have been heard since she left Havre on February 12. She has 479 souls on board, including 48 saloon pas sengers, 53 in the second cabin, 203 in the steerage, her officers and crew, number ing 175. The agent of the French line cabled to Havre yesterday for a list of the passengers and this, he says, will be here to-day. His conjecture is that some mishap has occurred to the steamship's machinery and that she may be in tow of some other craft. The North German Lloyd steamer Friedrich der Grosae from Bremen was sighted south of Fire Island at 12;10 this (Friday) morning. She may bring some news of the belated Frenchman. SUBMARINE MINES ACROSS THE NARROWS. NEW YORK. Feb. 24.— A chain of submarine mines which extends from shore to shore of the Narrows and can blow up the biggest man-of-war afloat has just been completed by the engi neer corps of the War Department. The work has been in progress during the last three nights, and was conducted with gr3at secrecy. It was completed early this morning, before dawn. A cable now connects the mines and the touching of a button at Fort Hamilton or Fort Wadsworth will explode them. Relief for the Victims. NEW YORK, Feb. 24.— A thousand representative people gathered at the Metropolitan Opera House this after noon to bid for the boxes and seats for the performance on Sunday night next for the benefit of the families of the sailors and marines who lost their lives in the battle-ship Maine. A New Adjutant-General. NEW YORK, Feb. 24.— A Washing ton special to the Herald says: Colonel Henry C. Corbin will be appointed by President McKinley to-morrow adju tant-general of the army, to Bucceed Adjutant-General Brock, who retires on account of age. INQUIRY INTO THE DISASTER Chaplain Chidwiek Is Ex amined as to Personal Experiences. Divers Also Questioned More Fully by the Naval In vestigators. Secrecy Enjoined Upon Those Who May Know of the Treachery of Spaniards. Special Dispatch to The Call. HAVANA, Feb. 24.— The court of In quiry held its usual sessions to-day. Captain Sampson reports that Chap lain Chidwick was examined as to his personal experiences at the time of the disaster to the Maine, and that the tes timony was taken of the captain of a British bark in the harbor and the su perintendent of the West Indian Oil "Works across the bay at Regla, both of whom witnessed the explosion. Mr. Rolf, the British engineer of the float ing dock in the harbor, wrote a letter to the court, but. it is said, did not add anything material to what was known. At the afternoon sessions the divers were examined more fully than before. Their testimony is taken from day to day. The court expects now to finish here to-morrow, and to sail on the Mangrove for Key West, where the other officers and men will be exam ined. The wrecking tug Right Arm did not go jiorth as was expected yes terday. She is now moored beside the poop of the wreck, and will save the smaller portions as far as possible in advance of the arrival of other tugs with better facilities for heavy work. The hoisting apparatus must be cap able of raising scores of tons to be effective in the work to be accom plished. Chaplain Chidwick reports that all the wounded here are doing well ex- BELIEVE WAR IS COMING. NEW YORK, Feb. 24.— A St. Louis special to the Herald says: Governor Stephens of Missouri believes that the sinking of the Maine was caused by Spanish treachery and that the time has come for the United States to avenge the deed. In an interview to-day, the Governor said: "There has never been any doubt in my mind that the Maine dis aster was caused by Spanish treachery- Neither an apology from Spain nor an indemnity will appease the wrath and indignation of the American people. War to-day, in my judgment, is imminent, and Our people should prepare for the worst Missouri will do nobly her duty." * The C,r vernnV says he believes that the States will soon be called upon for troops, and that in such an event the entire militia of Mis souri and 300,000 patriotic citizens are ready to respond to the call to arms. who may dip at any moment. Neither the officers of the court of Inquiry nor the witnesses will give the slightest indication of* the testimony or the conclusions deducible from it, and all say that the men employed on the wreck have been warned to observe an equally strict reticence. This course is regarded as eminently wise by the American and all intelli gent Spanish officials, as there is no telling what passions might be aroused or what evil results might be brought about by the talking freely on official matters in the present state of public feeling in Havana. Thus far Americans are treated with the utmost courtesy and kindness and it seems the special care of the residents of Havana to show friendliness. Consul-General Lee says there is no truth in the report that he had asked Captain-General Blanco to dismiss from Cuba certain newspaper men for sending sensational stories to the United States. On the contrary. Gen eral Lee has never interfered with the newspaper men in any way. To-day the principal streets and buildings are gaily decorated with flags and bunting in honor of the Spanish soldiers— 2o29 infantrymen, under the comand of Jose Amador— who arrived this morning by the Bteamer Montevideo from Barce lona. General Solano, the chief of staff, to day returned, on board the Mangrove, the visit of the court of inquiry, acting as the representative of the Governor- General. Admiral Manterola person ally returned the visit paid to him by the court. The Thursday reception of General Blanco was resumed this even ing. The insurgents have raided the Smith and Fisher plantations, on the Canam bo, in the Trinidad district, and killed one and wounded five of the defenders, >who numbered only seven. They burned all the buildings but the dwelling of Mr. Smith, and, according to the Span ish account of the affair, took away or destroyed $200,000 worth of provisions and merchandise and : got $4000 in money. ''..._ United States Consul Walter Barker at Sagua la , Grande is reported ill. It is said that he Is threatened with pneu monia. 9 TWO BRIEF TELEGRAMS FROM CAPTAIN SIGSBEE. More Bodies Found in the Wreck, Some in Hammocks Over the Magazines. WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.— Late to night the Navy Department received two brief telegrams from Captain Sigs bee at Havana. One related to some routine matter of expenditures in con nection with the work on the Maine, and the other is as follows: "Divers report more bodies in the wreck. Some hammocks involved* in debris. Probably not recognizable." This dispatch indicates that the di vers have finally secured at least a partial entrance to the quarters in the forward part of the vessel where the crew were asleep when the explosion occurred, and under which were the magazines. One fact that the divers were unable to extricate the bodies shows the fearful obstacles against which they are working, and bears out the belief that the work of submarine investigation will necessarily proceed slowly. Explosives in Readiness. NEW YORK, Feb. 24.— There are a large number of torpedo cases at Fort Wadsworth and Sandy Hook in con stant readiness to be filled with the necessary explosives at a moment's notice, says a morning paper. A con signment of these torpedo cases and of the cable used in the construction of mines has been shipped to San Fran cisco for the protection of the Pacific Coast. One From Sonoma County. SANTA ROSA, Feb. 24.— A. J. Hol land, one of the seamen who perished in the wreck of the Maine, was from Sonoma County, being formerly a resi dent of Windsor. Much grief has been caused by his untimely end. INTEREST THE PEOPLE OF THE PACIFIC COAST. Lively Debate in the House Over an Appropriation for Yo semite Park. WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.— During the consideration of the sundry civil appro priation bill in the House to-day Repre sentative De Vries offered an amendment providing an appropriation of $6300 for the preservation of trails, bridges, etc, in the Yosemite National Park. A heated dis cussion on the proposition then followed and excitement ran high in the House. Representative Cannon, chairman of the Appropriations Committee, fought the amendment bitterly and was supported by Chairman Lacey of the Public Lands Committee. Representatives De Vries and Loud defended the amendment and on a division the vote resulted 83 ayes and 4S nays. The Committee on Rivers and Harbors will have a meeting to-morrow for the special purpose of hearing the delegates who are here to urge aprpopriations for the Sacramento. San Joaquin and other nvers in California. Representatives Loud and Maguire and Hugh Craig will advocate the removal of Arch and Shair rocks in San Francisco Bay BEERS BROTHERS MISSING. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24.— William L. Beers and Norman Beers, doing business as Beers Brothers, contractors, have been missing since Monday. They have left behind credits to the amount of $7000 and their whereabouts !r unknown. Some of their creditors are inclined to the be lief that neither of the brothers will be seen here again. The Beers Brothers had on hand two contracts, one to erect a residence for L A. Staple for $4500 and one to erect a building for Clara L. Vallely to cost $2800. Both structures were about half completed. The last seen of one of the brothers was at Ventura. The creditors are the Redondo Lumber Company, Barlys Plan ing Mill Company, the W. C. Furrey Company and Dr. Granville McGowan. The sureties of the contracts are all good They are W. C. Furrey. George Lane, W. P. Schlosser and A. J. Crookshank. Bunce Gets His Commission. NEW YORK, Feb. 24.-Franc!s M. Bunce, commandant of the navy-yard here, to-day received from Washington his commission as rear-admiral. His offi cial rank up to to-day was that of com mander. Recruiting was continued to day on the receiving ship Vermont. Up to to-day only forty-Jive men had been accepted. About 1500 would-be volun teers had visited the Vermont since the recruiting began last Monday. To Cure a Cold In One Day Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. AH druggists refund the money If l* falls to cure. 25c. The genuine has L. B. Q. on each tablet. SHIPS FOR SALE IN NAVY-YARDS OF THE WORLD Vessels the United States GoverQ roent Could Buy If It Should Con)e to War With Spain. WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.— 1n preparing for any emergency it is the part of wisdom to ascertain the potentialities of the world to meet ne cessities. Administration officials are not unmindful of this and there are reasons for believing the possibilities of replenishing our na val strength from abroad are not being overlooked. Many ships which are in process of completion for smaller navies can be regarded as In the market for cash. In the shipyards of Birkenhead, Chile has under construction a torpedo gunboat of'quite formidable dimensions. It has 1200 tons displacement, 6000 indicated horse-power, an estimated speed of 22 knots per hour and bunker capacity greatly in excess of the usual type of torpedo boat. The normal coal supply Is given at 120 tons. The cost of this fine craft is not given. The Vulcan Works of Stettin, Germany, have under way for the Chinese Government three powerful ships which may be in the market for the highest bidder, because the outlook for cash payment when they are finished is not very promising. These three ships are of 8000 tons displacement, contracted to make 19.5 knots over a measured mile and are intended to carry not less than 1000 tons of coal. It is said that they can be bought in their present state for about $2,000,000 apiece. The Elswick Company is constructing for the same Government two fine ships of 4500 displacement each. They are to be finished as soon as money for their purchase is shown. The indicated horse-power of these ships is to be very high. The speed anticipated for them is 24 knots an hour for four consecutive hours. The ships being built for Brazil may be considered in the market. If the United States wants them. Brazil's friendship for this country would seem to assure that. So when the new cruiser of the Amazonas type approaches completion, American money might convert it into an American ship. It is in process of construction at Elswick, England, and its displacement is to be 3600 tons on a normal draught of sixteen feet. The engines will develop not less than 7000 horse-power and are estimated for a maximum of 7500 indicated horse-power. The speed is to be 20 knots for one hour and a sustained sea speed of more than 15 knots is predicted. The bunker capacity is to be 700 tons. In this list of possibilities might be counted two fine ships for Japan now nearing completion at the Union Iron Works, San Francisco, and at Philadelphia, the Kasagi and Chiosa. They are of 4750 tons displace ment and are guaranteed to have a speed of 22.5 knots an hour. In addition to this there is also a fine craft for Japan at the Els wick Works. It is to be of 4150 tons displacement and to have a speed of 24 knots. Its bunker capacity is to be 1000 tons of coal and it will be able to stow away at least 300 tons more. It will be seen that there is a formidable array of warships that might be bought by the United States in an emergency. SPAIN SURE TO REFUSE Will Never Comply With the Demands That May Be Made. When a Definite Ultimatum Is Made This Country Will Act Promptly. President McKinley Understands the People Will Not Brook Any Diplomatic Delays. Special Dispatch to The Call. NEW YORK, Feb. 24.— A Washing ton special to the Herald says: Neither Consul-General Lee nor any officials here has ever suspected from the first that the Government of Spain or im mediate representatives of that Gov ernment in Havana had any direct connection with the disaster. In that light they cannot regard it as a hostile act; but it would, of course, be so re garded if the Spanish Government should refuse to make the reparation demanded. The real danger in the situation is thought to lie in the negotiations that may be undertaken for a satisfactory reparation. It ia beginning to be seri ously doubted if Spain will ever admit that the catastrophe was due to any other cause than an accident on the ship, and if she should whether she would pay the large indemnity, make the disavowal which would be demand ed and execute the person or persons guilty of th& destruction of the ship. Nothing short of $10,000,000 indemnity would likely satisfy the authorities if the question is to be settled on indem nity basis. It is doubted whether Spain would be willing or able to pay this indemnity. In the absence of prima facie evi dence that the explosion occurred from some implement of war under control of the Spanish Government, which the authorities here all admit may be very difficult to furnish, Spain would be very likely to haggle over the question of indemnity and insist upon positive proof before agreeing to pay it. It may be accepted as a foregone conclusion that a demand for indemnity will be made if it is definitely settled that the original explosion tuok place on the outside of the ship, even though the Government may not be able to prove that a torpedo or mine under the con trol of the Spanish Government caused it. If such a demand is made Spain would doubtless resist it. and it is probable that the United States would be compelled to submit an imperative ultimatum, which would leave Spain the choice of a settlement or war. The President appreciates that the temper of the country is such that it will not stand any prolonged delay in the set tlement of the controversy over the loss of the Maine, and he will be very prompt to act when he has the final conclusions of the court of Inquiry be fore him. DROWNED IN THE KLAMATH. Young Half-breed Indian Capsized in a Canoe. CRESCENT CITY, Feb. 24.-George Stevens, a young half-breed Indian, was drowned yesterday in the Klamath River, some two or three miles above its month. Stevens and his married sis ter, with a small child, were descending a rapid in a canoe, when the boat struck a snag and came near capsizing The man and child were thrown into the swift running water, but the woman with rare presence of mind and prompt ness of action, clutched her tender off spring in the instant that singly was available, and saved it. Sweeney's Sentence Commuted. SACRAMENTO, Feb. 24.— Governor Budd to-day commuted the sentence of Charles J. Sweeney, who was committed to Folsom in 1894 by Judge Wallace to serve eight years for an assault to com mit murder. The commutation will take effect on March Ist. if question put in ._» They were dis- I earnestness. Pos- I • \%_ j II siblyyouoan Jl CUSSmg the ad V- reply. " ■ •Jf vantages of Cop- per River in op- . '^^mim^^' position to those of. 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