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THE COPPER COUNTRY EVESINQ NEWS, CALUMET, WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 1808.
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IPSN $ Fhit Sai
DOrLcuiL ougagernent with the
at Any Moment.
t Britain May Take a Hand in the Game
t
sh Consul at Santiago de Cuba Said to
Have Been Attacked by a Spanish
Mob and Cast Into Prison,
SPECIAL TO THE EVENING NEWS
Three O'clock P. M.
V West, May 4. Rear Admiral Sampson's fleet has sailed
important engagement is expected in the near future.
ladelphia, May 4. A report is current that a Spanish spy
i
jii captured on the cruiser St. Paul and placed under arrest,
jeers refuse to confirm or deny the story.
box, Portugal, May 4. It is now believed that the Spanish
pn which lately left the Cape Verde Islands with its destina-
i
known, is on the way to Cadiz to join the squadron there.
i
Walter, May 4. A British steam yacht has just arrived
ing obliged to leave Spain because of an attack by a mob.
j-uuxoTON, May 4. It is rumored that Commodore Dewey's
M his recent naval engagement has reached the president. It
K 1 i I 1 a a X- m "1 f i!..nl.olnin
a ny tne navy department. o omciai iiiiuniuuuiiinwui-u
of the arrival afrllong Kong of the dispotch boat.
box, May 4. The Hong Kong-Manila cable is still inter-
pALTAK, May 4. The reports of the assassination of the
Minister of the Colonies and that Marshal Martinez had
)ed are unfounded.
iiixotox, May 4. The government has not yet i wived
ial news from the Philippine Islands.
stox, Jamaica, May 4 The British consul at Santiago de
said to have been attacked by a mob, in the, melee he killed
the Spaniards and that he was afterwards arrested and
h prison.
fee British war vessels are expected here soon.
o Koxo, May 4-The United States dispatch boat Hugh
ugh has arrived at Mies Bay, but she had left the American
pre the battle had commenced.
Ten O'CIock A. M.
i i,n ntlipr Fifth Reci-
EVI) LiAKE, Aiay . VjQL l eieniui"
ccrs have undergone the physical examination, but the
icreof will not ice known until all are examined wiut.. ...
i
y take a week.
liivnTnv Mnv 4-Snecial dispatches have been received
La, London, Brussells and Madrid from wlifeh it is gath
t a strong belief exists in diplomatic circles that the present
dynasty is Hearing its end.
ntGuktn-a, Pa., May 4-Bflttcry A, Cnpt. Bnrclay H.
ton, which is on awnr footing m.,1 recruited to its full
; has been ordered by thewnr dopnrtn.cut to prepare to
thin forty-eight hours.
tic. of raranetT IVrer.
rd county sportsman who la
8tC(l In thnlwiMfy ttt wild SAtllO
'g throo doer chased by dogs In
now. It was lniposelblo for
P fast, aud they adopted tactics
, onco novel and practical,
funning single Mo. The first
nttracted attention as unusual
Jon of the loader, which stopped
limped to ono sldo, and lot the
-oor run by In tho path ho had
J soon the now loader jumped
his followers run ahead as long
r could stand It to make tho
,docp snow. This was kept up
(went out of sight, and the
)d Itarnod something new.
Ibsen Unapproachable.
In the distance I mw, "ays William n.
gchofleld lu the April Atlantic, a . hlcksct
man rather under medium height, wear
Si I lk hat and frock coat, his gloves n
Vv.hI a closely wrapped umbrella In
Z oth ?! aptronh slow with horl.
Srnrlv steps. When ho came opposite
lei, wner reserved
ind German papers to be had- seD,
felt, was unaprrpftchabi.
A BLOODY PROBLEM.
Did Boston or New York Shed tho First
Revolutionary Gore?
A brass tablet on tho side of tho build
ing at 2S State- street, Huston, just In the
rear of the old statehouwj boars this lu
scrlptlon: : orrosiTE titis spot :
: WAS 811EJJ THE F1KST BLOOD :
: of Tin;
: AMERICAN 1:K VOLUTION,
MAKCH GTU, 1770. ;
j Erected by the BoHtonian Hocloty, 1886. :
4 brass tablet In tho south lobby of the
New York general postollice bears this In
scription: : On tho Common of the City of New
: York, mar where this ImildinR now :
: BtHnds, there ulood from 1700 to 1770 a :
; liberty pole to commemorate the re- :
: iH)al of tie btamp act. It was repeated- :
: Jy dtmtroyed by the violence of tho :
; ToricH, and an repeatedly placed by the :
; Hojih of Liberty, who orunized a con- :
: Mtant watch and guard. In its dufenso :
: the first bloKl of the American Ilevolu- :
: tlon was ahtxl-Jan. 18, 1770. :
I A. D. Ii7-Erected by Mary Warti- :
: InKton Colonial Chapter of the Duugu- :
j tcrs of llw American Revolution. :
Anent the issue thus raised as to where
and when tho first blood of the Revolu
tion was shed, Theodore Honsevelt, In his
4,N'ew York," has this to say of the affair
of Jan. 18:
"This was the first bloodshed In the
struggle whloh culminated In tho Revolu
tion. It oeeurred six weeks before the so
called 'JJoston massacre,' an Incident of
the sumo kind In which, however, the
Americans wero much less cloarly In the
right than they wcro in tho New York
caso. Even in New York the soldiers had
doubtless buen sorely provoked by the
taunts and jeers of the townsmen, but
theje was absolutely no justification for
their cutting down tho liberty pole, and
the New Yorkers were perfectly right In
refusing to submit tamely to such an out
rage. The chief fault seems to have lain
with the garrison officers, who should
have kept their men under restraint or
else have taken immediate steps to remedy
the wrong they did in cutting down ths
polo." Now York Commercial Adver
User.
PICK ME UPS.
Remedies For Those Who Have Imbibed
Not Wisely, but Too Well.
Take any man who Is In the habit of
looking in the bottom of the glass for
"puro sociability" at Intervals from noon
until midnight, and for stomach comfort
before he breuks his fast In the morning,
and let him, after he has arisen and dross
ed, repair to a drug storo instead of to a
barroom. lie has no appetite. He does
not feel as though he were "all there." In
stead of a cocktail let him ask the druggist
to preparo a mixture of these Ingredients
and quantities, which, when mixed to
gether, thall constitute a single dose:
Chloroform, 5 drops; tincturo gingor, half
teaspoonful; compound tincture cardn
mon, 2tcaspoonfuls; water, a wlneglassful.
Swallow that slowly take five minutes
to do it. You will be surprised to find
that In about 15 minutes tho "all gone"
feeling will have disappeared. A gentle,
pleasant warmth la felt in place of the
gnawing sensation, and in a very little
whilo there aro decided symptoms of being
hungry. A repetition of tho dose inside
of an hour, in caso tho attack of the night
before was very severe, w ill do no harm.
A cup of black coffee 20 minutes after the
first doso is an excellent thing to follow
with, provided the patient Is not of a par
ticularly nervous temperament.
You will find some men whoso nerves
becomo unstrung upon very slight alco
holic provocation, and such men are prone
to try the similia similibus curantur racket.
Tho best thing for a chko of that kind Is
the drug storo again. Hero is tho doso:
Elixir eeli ry, a dram; elixir cocoa, a
dram; elixir hops, u drain j bromide of
sodium, '0 grains.
The narrator will guaranteo that you
will novcr resort to whisky again alter you
have tried whichever of theso doses may
suit your particular caso. As soon as you.
feel ablo to eat, make your breakfast of
oatmeal principally for two or three days.
On tho day alter taking the first doso in
vest in two Havana oranges and substitute
tho juice for the pick me up tonic. If the
stomach rejects tho oranges as too sweet,
throw them away and try tho tonic again,
but eventually return to tho fruit. rhll
adolphiu. Times.
What Cranks We Are.
"It is sometimes brought home to mo,"
said the Jersey City man, "what awful
cranks we human beings are. For in
stance, take tho man up stairs and myself.
V'e consider ourselves pretty good fellows,
but just listen. I always stop In at the
.agent's office to pay my rent, but recently
there has been a change of agents and the
new man sent his clerk around for the
money on the first of the month. I must
confess I was 'riled' at the seemingly Im
plied distrust, and told the ycung man,
not overgontly, that be might get out
with alacrity, and that I'd pay the rent at
the office as usual. He left without visit
lng my friend up stairs, who later In the
month dropped In at tho agent's and paid
up, wiih the advice to the clerk that if the
money was worth having it was worth
calling for, and that It would not be forth
coming In the future unless, it were called
for.
"Now, what do you suppose that clerk
thinks of mankind?" New York Sun.
Practical.
He stood long before a representation of
tho Venus of Milo.
"I seo that you appreciate art," said an
othor visitor to the gallery. a
"Appreciate art 1" ho exclaimed. "SayJ
I can hardly tear myself away from thai
statue. If I only bad it"
"I suppose you would uotot tire of look
ingatit."
"I'd have it up in the store window In
just about two shakes If I hod It. Why,
sir, you couldn't get aflnerormoro appro
priate figure on which to exhibit the
sleeveless undershirts that wo are putting
on tho market." Chicago Tost.
The Victim.
First Detoctlvo Thero really len't any
evidence apalnst him.
Socond Detective Why did you arrest
himf . . ,
First Detective Well cr there Isn't
any ovldonce against anybody else. Lon
don Fun.
In Russia many sclentlflo and miscel
laneous books are not allowed to be wild,
simply on account of a few objectionable
ii- iint if tni nn needs the book he
can send a letter, with 80 kopecs, and get
special permission to order a copy.
There Is no thunder or lightning within
iht arctlo clrole.
EVACUATES THE TOWN
Bayamc Cien Up to Insurgents
by Pan do.
THE UENEKAL OX THE RETREAT.
Inhabitants uf the Important Cuban Town
Protected aud Order Malutal ued by Cal
lito Garcia. The CruUer 'aah ville'
Latent Prise a Most Important One Ad
miral Ilrown's Pratt of Dewey Victims
of the Maine To lie Avenged.
Montego Day, Jamaica (via King
ston, Jamaica, May 4. Copyright,
1898. by The Associated Press. Gener
al Pando, the commander of the Span
l8h forces In the field, withdrew the
Spanish garrison from Bayamo, one of
the important towns of the province of
Santiago de Cuba, on April 25, and ref
ugees who have arrived here from
Manzanillo, the port of Bayamo, by the
schooner Governor Blake, say that
General Calixto Garcia, the insurgent
commander, occupied the town the next
day. ' Bayamo, or San Salvador, Is sit
uated about sixty miles northwest of
the city of Santiago de Cuba. It has
a popultation of 7.0U0.
In Grpat Fear of Massacre,
The Spanish merchants and residents
of Bayamo, it appears, were in great
fear of plunder and massacre, but Gen
eAl Garcia issued a proclamation de
claring that the property of Spaniards
and their civil rights would be re
spected. The general also personally
assured the leading Spaniards of the
place that they were perfectly safe In
remaining in Bayamo, with the result
that business went on as usual and
tranquillity prevails there. The peo
ple began bringing vegetables and meat
from the country and the prices of
provisions fell. General Pando is un
derstood to be at Manzanillo, near the
Itlver Cauto, with the main body of the
troops, whose operations he has been
directing in eastern Cuba
Population feh run k to 5,000.
Up to April 17 about 6.000 men, or
one-third of General Pando'a forces,
had been sent to Havana, and it is
said that more of them are to go to the
Cuban capital. They will be accom
panied by General Pando himself. The
population of Manzanillo, which was
about 12.000 before the war, has shrunk
to 5,000. and food is double and treble
the ordinary prices. But few prepara
tions have been made for the defense
of the place. Captain Rearrle, owner
of the steamer Edmund Blunt, which
recently took a cargo of provisions to
Manzanillo, returned here on the Gov
ernor Blake. The captain accepted a
large offer from the Spanish governor
for his steamer
ANOTIIKK PItlZK 1JROUG1IT IN.
Capture Made by tho Nanhvllle a Most Im
Mtrtant One.
Key West, May 4. The United States
gunboat Castlne, Commander Berry,
brought in a small prize, the two
masted schooner Antonio Y. Paco, hav
ing on .board 4'carKo of fish. , The Taco
was captured. ..oft Mariel while bound
for Havana. Only one blank shot was
necessary to cause the little craft to
heave to and she was towed in here.
The United States schooner Marble
head, Commander B. II. MeCalla.
has arrived here with the big Span
ish steamer Argonauta, captured by
the Na?hville on Friday last and hav
ing on 'board, besides some Spanish
army officers and forty-eight passen
gers, a large amount of mail matter
from the Spanish government Intended
for Cartain General Blanco and other
Spanish officials In Cuba.
' The Argonauta is regarded as being
one of the most important captures
made t-ince the outbreak of hostilities,
The mail matter especially is consi
dered likely to prove valuable to the
United States government. She also
had on board a large cargo of arms and
ammunition Intended for the Spanish
troops. The captive Spanish officers,
(Colonel Corljo of the Third Spanish
cavalry; his first lieutenant, a sergeant
major and seven other lieutenants)
carried themselves with almost humor
ous nonchanlance, and told the Ameri
can naval officers that it did their
hearts good to "see such a gathering of
well-fed and prosperous-looking men."
The Argonauta was bound from Ba
tabano, Cuba, for Cienfuegos. Trinidad
and Manzanillo. She hailed from Cien
fuegos, where her non-combatant pas
sengers were sent ashore under a flag
of truce.-
It la said that one of the officers capt
ured on board the Spanish steamer
Argonauta is a brother of General Wey-
ler. .
TO AVENGE THE MAINE.
War XV 111 Not End Until Perpetrators of
Crime Aro Punished.
New York, May 4. A dispatch from
Washington says: The state depart
ment has learned through its secret
agents that the wreck of the battle
ship Maine, lying in Havana harbor,
has been destroyed by the Spanish au
thorities. It Is supposed by officials of
the administration that this action on
the part of the Spanish authorities had
been taken to prevent raising the wreck
after the capture of Havana.
A cabinet member is authority for
this statement: "We shall make it
part of our first business, as soon as
up take ttoesslon of Havana, to find
out who were the perpetrators of that j
crime of the night of Feb. 15. If we ,
find that they have escaped from the j
island and have gone back to Spain
we will follow them there and tell Spain I
that the war shall not stop until they
have been delivered up to us for punish
ment." DEWEY'S TRAFALGAR.
Admiral Itrown Compires the Commodore
to Lord Nelson, ,
Indianapolis, Ind., May 4 Admiral
George Brown speaks In the most en
thusiastic terms of Commodore Dewey.
"Why," said the admiral, " may say .
that I brought him up. I have known .
him since he entered the naval academy
in Uo4 or 1S35. What a chance he had.
But he was equal to it. The fight at
Manila was his Trafalgar. More fort
unate than Nelson, he will live to enjoy
the honor he has won.
"The moral effect of this victory In
Europe is almost Incalculable. The de
moralization toBpaln cannot be com
puted. I do not think Blanco can now
hold out a month in Cuba. I would
have been greatly disappointed if Dew
ey had not accomplished everything he
was sent to do. With fine ships, with a
splendid corps of officers, with as good
fighting sailers as tfcere are in the
world, with modern gun?, it was with
me a foregone conclusion that Dewey
would win."
At Chick lining Turk.
Chattanooga. Tenn., May 4. Nothing
of eureclal Interest occurred at Chlck
amauga Park. General Brooke, with
his staff and all officers who could leave
their commands, spent the morning in
the city viewing the big parade given in
honor of the opening of Chattanooga's
annual spring festival. The First regi
ment cavalry, 700 men, under command
of Colonel Arnold, marched Into the
city at an early hour and participated
In the parade. Nothing which Indicates
a removal of the troops Is yet in evi
dence. The paymaster of the depart
ment is expected during the next few
days. He will bring about $125,000 with
him.
Heavy Firing OAT Cape Race.
St. Johns, N. F.. May 4. The tele
graph operators at Cape Race and
Trepassey, on the south coast of this
island, report having heard heavy fir
ing of shots in the offing on Saturday
night. The firing lasted fifteen minutes,
and to the operators conveyed the im
pression that two ships were engaged
in a sea fight. The telegraph wires have
since been interrupted and no further
news was obtainable. The firing is de
scribed as having bven heavy enough
to shake houses in the vicinities men
tioned. All possible steps have been
taken to obtain, if possible, confirma
tion of these reports.
Negro Shoots a Sergeant.
Mobile, Ala., May 4. Second Sergeant
Hugh Collins, Company K, Birming
ham rifles, was shot and fatally wound
ed in Camp Clark of the state volun
teers, by a negro named Reeves. No
particulars. Thousands of troops and
many citizens are chasing the negro,
and if he is captured will probably be
lynched. Excitement is high.
Yale Under Settled Orders.
New York, May 4. The steamship
Yale, formerly the American liner Par
is, left her dock at 6 o'clock under
sealed orders. When the vessel swung
out from her pier hundreds of steam
vessels in the river saluted her with
their whistles and a number of small
cannon in the vicinity boomed salutes.
Food for Cuban Kefujrees.
New York, May 4. In response to a
telegraphic request received from Miss
Clara Barton the central Cuban relief
committee will ship in one of the out
going steamers of the Mallory line
twenty tons of food for the Cuban refu
gees at Key West.
STRIKE MAY HE GENERAL.
Chicago Ruildlnfc Trades Council Will Call
Men Out.
Chicago, May 4. If contractors do not
come to the terms of the striking stone
cutters at once a general strike will be
called among the allied unions of the
Building Trades' council. This ulti
matum was prepared at a meeting of
the stonecutters and was transmitted
to the bosses without delay.
No intimation has yet been received
from the contractors that they have
any idea of rescinding the order to the
effect that the wages of the men shall
be cut to $3 a day hereafter, and a gen
eral strike seems imminent. The stone
cutters are encouraged by the council
and are prepared to carry out a pro
longed fight if neceKsary to obtain their
point. The number of men on strike at
present numbers 1,500. A third of the
number Is composed of hoisting engln
eeers, rubbers and sawyers.
THE MARKETS."
iil'iiK" Grain ami Produce.
' Chicago, May 8.
Following were the quotations on the
Board of Trade today: Wheat May.
opened $1.17. c losed Jl.lMi; July, opened
923;c, closed MVfcc; September, opened
Sic, clor.ed 81,ic. Corn May, opened
324c closed ."I'Ytc: July, opened 23Vic,
eloped SCVic; September, opened 34V4c
closed 34c. Oats May, opened 30V4c
closed ?'J?c: July, opened 25c, closed
25c; September, opened 2314c. closed
23c. Pork May, opened $10.70, closed
$10.92 V.; July, opened $10.90. closed
$U.12Mi. Lard May, opened $5.70, closed
$5.90; July, opened $5.75. closed $5.90.
Produce: Butter Extra creamery.
16'c per lb: extra dairy. 15c; fresh
packing stock, 12c. Eggs Fresh stock,
10c per doz. Live Poultry Turkeys,
7(?ii0c per lb; chickens, 7c; ducks, 8
d'KHc. Potatoes Common to choice, 63
CD78c per bu. Sweet Potatoes Illinois,
$3.50 4.00 per brl.
Chioago Lire Stock.
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day,
22.000: sales ranged at $3.1004.00 for
pigs, $3.8504.05 for light. $3.904.00 for
rough packing, $3.904.12V4 for mixed,
and $4.004.17V4 for heavy packing and
shipping lots. Cattle Estimated re
ceipts for the day, 2,500; quotations
ranged at $5.00(f5.35 for choice to extra
steers, $4.4004.95 for good to choice do.,
$4.1504.70 fair to good, $3.8504.25 com
mon to medium do., $3.8504.25 butchers
steers. $4.00 0 4.90 fed western steers.
$3.75 04.25 stockers, $4.0004.80 feeders.
$2.60 0 4.40 cows, $3.1004.70 heifers. $2.70
04.25 bulls, oxen and stags, $3.60 04.60
Texas steers, and $4.0006.25 veal calves.
Sheep and Lambs Estimated receipts
for the dav, 16,000; quotations ranged
at $3.600 4.55 westerns, $3.0004.65 na
tives, and $4.00 0 5.50 lambs.
East Ilnffitlo Live Stock.
East Buffalo, N. Y., May 8.
Dunning ci Stevens. Live Stock Com
mission Merchants. East BufTalo, N. Y.,
quote as follows: Cattle No fresh
her; seven loads heavy still unsold, for
which the market closed full 10015c
lower with bulk still unsold. Hogs
Receipts 7 cars: market strong: York
ers, choice. $4.15; light. $4.0504.10; oth
ers, $4 17H0-2O; pigs. $3.8003.85. Sheep
and Lambs No fresh receipts: seven
cars on sale; mostly heavy held over;
market dull; nominally unchanged.
St. Louis Grain.
St. Louis. May 3.
Wheat No. 2 red cash elevator, $1.06;
track, I1.07V2 01.08: May. $1.09 bid; July,
Simfri S9'4c; December, S0c: No. 1 hard
cash. $1.C5. 'orn No. 2 cash. 32c; May,
fl7H?32c; July, 32,ic asked; September,
3c bid. Oats No. 2 cash. 31031Hc;
May, 20'ic bid; July, 35c: September.
32c; No. 2 white, ZZc. Rye Higher:
62c.
Milwaukee Grain.
Milwaukee. May 3.
"TYheat Lower: No. 1 northern. $1.14;
No. 2 northern. $1.1001.13; May. $1.13Ti;
July, $U3Tfec. Oats Lower; 315320.
Ttye Firm; No. 1. 63c. Barley Firm;
No. 2, 63c; samples, 48fa53e.
Detroit Grain.
Detroit. May 8.
Wheat Cash white, $1.10; cash red,
$Ultt; May, $1.11 bid. Corn Cash, 36c.
Oats Cash white, 32c. Rye 62tfc bid.
THE CHANCES SAILORS HAVE OiF
LEAVING BATTLE ALIVE.
(Varshlps of These Days Aro Far KaXor
Than the Old Timers In Spite of tU
InaproTetbent In Guns ILarring Torpc
does, s Man May Hope to Live.
Modern warfare kills quicker and far
ther away. That is the chief differeacf
between it and the ancient a difference
in kind rather than in degree, lu spite
of 1,000 pound projectiles that push in
to sheets of steel as though the obstruc
tion were so much cheese, in spite of
guns that can throw these projectiles IJt
miles, in spite of rapid fire guua that
discbarge 1,000 steel capped sheila at.
minute, the crew of a modern man-o'-war
is in no more danger than were the
crews of the old time wooden vessel of'
Captain Marryat's day, when Jack knew
nothing of engine rooms or armor plate.
This is not the general impression, but
it is the opinion of the naval engineers.
who have bad charge of the construction
of these modern warships. The ooumoa
idea is that the man who enters a sea.
fight nowadays takes his tomb witb
biru; that tho battle will be bo fierce
that nothing will be left to surrender oil
either side. This is not so, at least ac
cording to the experience of the vessels
engaged in sea fights in the war between
Chile and Pern in 1879, and between,
the Chinese and Japanese in 1894.
.Not one or these vessels sang, tnongut
come of them had not a square yard or
them free from marks. The Tin Vuou
wastitruck more than 200 times, bat fcbew
made port after the battle. Her engines
were not damaged in the least, and ber
armor plate, though dented deeply, wa
not loosened. Her deck had caught fire
and burned up completely, ber two sec
ondary batteries wero disabled, and
what little rigging she bad, even to the
signal halyards, was cnt away. Tba
Chen Ynen, which was hit 120 times,,
reached port three feet down in the bow
with her main battery disabled and her
decks burned away. In the action the
steel bulkheads about her magazines
were redhot The loss of life was not
greater than it has been often in the old
style of fighting, when three deckers rani
along side by side, made fast and blew
each other into eternity with broadsides
The danger from fire and from maga
zine explosion was more imminent then,
for ships were constructed almost entire
ly of inflammable material. Iron and.
steel protection had not been introduced.
The fire squad was as busy as the fight
ers and had fully as bard work to da.
One great endeavor then was to set the
enemy on fire. Redhot shot was used for
this purpose, and the missiles burned
furiously and persistently, no matter
how much water was thrown over thero
In the modern ship woodwork ha&
been practically eliminated. Even the
decks and buikneaas are now made cz
steel. Only the interior trimmings are
of wood, and not enough of these aro
need to offer opportunity for a large fire.
But no doubt some commanders will or
der even these to be torn out if the ship
is going into action. Wooden decks,
proved dangerous indeed in the battloof
the Yalu. They are gone forever.
Boats are in ado fast to a lino and sent
overboard when the vessel clears for ac-.
tiou. If the water is not too deep, they
aro anchored; otherwise they are cast
adrift with the hope that after the fight
is over they may be picked up agaim.
Coats aro much in the way except
when a ship is sinking, and they are
productive cf splinters ulso. Informer
days a half of the killing and wounding
was duo to splinters.
Cruisers are safe cr not, chiefly accord
ing to their speed. Except for mines and
torpedoes, which would make a mouth
ful of the most powerful vessel afiuac.
cruisers have as good a chance to sur
vive nn engagement as the best of the
old timers. Battleships, which are prac
tically floating fortresses, liko the cruis-
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against torpedoes and eschew mines, but
otherwise they are not likely to go down.
They cannot be blown out of the water
except from underneath. Tho most ter
rifio bombardment will not sink them:.
Crews are not locked in below deck
in time of action with no chance to es
cape, as some accounts have stated. Tbet
hatches can be opened from the inside,,
and the various doorways in the iron
bulkheads that divide the ship into al
leged watertight compartments are net
closed when a fight is on. They have
to be kept open to maintain a passage
way. Only the fireroom is shut tight.
This is necessary in order to keep up i
forced draft The firemen then havo
less chance to escape than any other
men in the ship, bnt in their drill
they are on deck five minutes after the
alarm.
Wbe battle is expected, everything
on deck that is in the way is removed,
anchors are nnstocked, cables are stowed
away, fire hose is laid, the engines for the,
hose are kept ready for emergency and
the leak mats are stacked up ready for
uso. These mats are sheets of steel, with
rubber rims or flanges, which act liko
suckers. Cables are unbent and stowed
below, along with all unnecessary rail
ings, gear, ladders and rigging; screws
are cleaned, extra tillers placed in readi
ness, tackle for the rudder in case the
steering apparatus is damaged is got
ready for service. Nothing that can
splinter is allowed above water. Thus
prepared, the modern ship is far prefera
ble to anything of oak and teak, tho
safest instrument of slaughter yet de
vised. New York Press.
One Itlow at Spain.
Spain gets the Italian cruiser Gin
seppo Garibaldi, but she pays dearly for
it Commander Bronson's adroit bid
ding ran the price up to about $4,000,
000, and then he let Spain take a ship
which cannot be completed for four of
five months and can probably play no
part in the impending conflict. Com
mander Brownson's Yankee trick cost.
Cpain a cool $1,000,000. Boston Jour-.
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aurnal.

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