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DEVELOPMENTS. Secretary Sherman Will Want a Big Indemlty. THE WORK OF OFFICERS A Big Torpedo and Five Hundred Pounds of Powder Did the Work. Ipo lil to Tit C'tiroDli . WASHINGTON, ib. :;.. While tl. President I uwaliln,' dt Unite Inform) Hon oh to tin' destruction of tin Maine, preparation of war are Ix-ihg p e b.-.l with tin greatest energy. Senator I In una has Ik-i'u sent to N'v Yoik to sound the sentiment of Wall street In legard to nil oiiiergi n-y bond s-uo by Government. If war Is declared ami It Iks'ouks apparent tha It will he u instructed ci ml it, tbt President will Immediately Issue $2')0,;oo,imm) worth of Ixm.lH, and It Is to consult the finan ciers of Now York that Mr. Ha una Is now In that city. Tl-o Idea of raising money for war purposes by addition al taxation Instead of by binds, thus drafting numey as well as men, is rldi cnled by men eh so to the Administra tion. If war Is declared a direct b.,nJ issue will be made. Secretary Long assumtd his duties at the Navy Department this morning and annoiiund that he had abandoned his intention of taking a a iitlon. This is looked upon as an Indication tha' the Administration Is ready t take im mediate action as soon as the report of tho navy lard Is received. MX'RKTAH V SIIKHMAS VIK!. A GooU Hit Indemnllj Asked. Will lie WASHINGTON, Feb. 2-Serctary Rherman niK-nt some time nt the Cap itol to-day. He talked freely with Sen ators concerning the B'.tuatlon In Ha vana lu view of the Mainu disaster. lie told them that no Impjrtunt tidings beyond the Information previously re oeived had reached the department for the past few days, but i-ta'.e 1 the situ ation was bolus consldoiod with the view of having u policy developed In ease the naval court now msking an Inquiry Into the disaster should Bnd that It was not the result of an acci dent. To this he added the statement that he tlrought an Indemnity would certa'nly be demanded, and that, If It should be, a good, round sum would be asked. What that sum should be would, however, depend largely upon the circumstance. The Secretary did not think tho Spanish authorities had been aware of the Intention of anyone who may have caused the explosion, but he advanced the opinion that whether they were or not, tho Spanish Government would te liable for indem nity when It was shown that an.f Spaniard had caused it. INSTRlCriOTS TO SIGSUKK. Shipment of Bodies Provided for The Artillery Regiments. WASHINGTON, Feb. 2G.-In the ab sence of news from Havana on any subject other than the disposition of dead bodies, the official mind turned to-day to an analysis of the Spanish statements, made With more or less de gree of official sanction, respecting the total absence of submarine mines from Havana harbor, aud It was regarded by tho Navy Deprtment as negativing the mine theory of an external cause for the explosion, Just as recent letters put an end to the exploding boiler the ory as an Internal cause for the disas ter. Nothing was heard to-day from the court or inquiry and the department in still Ignorant of Its plans. In fact the only news was contained in the fol lowing dispatch from Capt. Sigsbee: HAVANA, Feb. 2i.-IIave succeeded in making arrangements by which bod ies may be sent to Key West In her metically sealed zinc eases. Itefer to Forsyth for burial In Key West. Prob able that bodies hereafter cannot be recogunlzed. Probable bodies will not remain intact. Condition of bodies re quires Immediate action. "Jenkins and Merritt may be recog nized by uniform. Can secure health permit at Key West to land the bodies there. Diver earned down nft uf tor i n tt,it morning. M in it debr., Will i li ar It n way. Wainu r ;ht placed In i harge of wri-iLIUj matter. siGMti;i:." Tin follow lug reply was mnt: WASHINGTON, I 2d. -To Sign Ice, ll.auiui: Refining tn ynir til" KM !U (f tl,U ll.lto, Hl'lnl Im.iI.iH Hint iiiny In rtxifli-r In n ovt i r(l to Key Wmt for liurlal. Send l.y Jtai he. LONG." I no w ilvi:vii:u moi:i III Tuiirdi, Aided by r.tMl f ruiiilrr, lllit the Work. nt;w lORK. Feb. 2;. A k-o. lal cpj righted ublegram to t 1m livening World from Syh ester Scovt 1, ut 1 1 n -van.i. says: "Divers vol king forward yesterday foti nil absolute proof that the forward lIrf mngazlii", which alone could have so damaged the ship, Is surely uuox I'l'Klitl. The Milts nrul floors of this magazine an- ptactlo.illy Intact, und In such shape as Is linpi -llilf had an i X- I'loslmi oocuned within Manv divers have so sworn to-day to the Investigat ing board. "It Is now believed by experts that a big torpfdo or mine, nlded by .")0 jMHiiids of saluting posvder In the re serve n agaz ne, next to the big im;ga hie. might have produced the actual results, l-oth as regards extent and di rectlon found lu tho wreck. CoIIopseil jwiwder casks found almut the maga zlno have hexagonal marks In the thin copper, where tlie external pressure forced It into it.s contents of hexagonal pow del ." II I Tin: roHiao i-iir.ss ('.iigrululiilra M-K 1 n Ir r Sintrinniialil. lilt LONDON. Feb. 20.-S. usatlotial dis patches, jiuiportltij; to report alarmist utteraim-s of rrenldent McKlnley Secretary Long and other oruYials, an beginning to effect public opinion on this side of tho Atlantic and create the impression that insslbly there may bo truth in the reports which allege that the loss of the Maine was uot due to an accident, as at first believed here. - Although war between the rnitodle made dvson," with the same nth States and Spain Is still regarded aslccrs in charse. Improbable, the disposition in tho city Is to regard the apprehensions concern ing Cuba us altogether exaggerated. The Statist points out that this "is a grave mistake, as, apart from senti ment, the material losses inflicted up on Americans by the anarchy in Culm must not be belittled." The Statist believes, however, that President McKinley is "strong enougti to resist tho pressure" aud congiaiu latos him upon the "firm and states manlike qualities which the Immediate responsibilities of his position have de veloped" and upon the honorable and uobto principles which he enunciated at Philadelphia when he quoled Wash ington. "At the same time," continues the SiatLst, "we realize that the Pres ident cannot afford to quarrel with his 6upiKneis if the latter press war." THE WORK OP SI'AMSH OFFICKRS The Act on 1 Work Ileitis Don by a Clltren of Mutnnza. A Washiugton paper, Saturday prints the following dispatch from Ila vana, which Is written by a well known correspondent: "HAVANA, via Key West, Feb. 20. I&umors concerning the Identity of the authors of the plot to blow up the Maine say they were several promi nent Spanish officers who are noted for their lou lly-expressed hatred of Amer leans. It is also stated there were two other Havana officials In the plot, and that the actual work was done by a citizen of Mantanzas. Secret meellngH were held at the house of one of the prominent officials rfeerred to and the Matan.as man was Instructed where and how to find the wire connectlug with the mine under the Maine. It la added he did this by means of a secret tunnel, known only to a few persons In Havana. The Spanish officers are well known as being leading Weylerlies and chief agitators In the recent disturb ances, and rumor makes no secret of their Barnes." FLAMES AT LITCHFIELD. Worst Fire In the Hlntory f Kentucky Town. the LITCHFIELD, Ky.-The worst fire in the history of the town started at a very early hour Saturday morning, and continued to bum fiercely until 8 o'clock. The fire caught from a defect ive flue in Roberts' Dry Goods Store, and soon sread, destroying the Metho dist Church, Opera House, six stores, a warehouse aud three offices. The loss will reach over $10,000; Insurance, less than half. GENERAL HEWS AROUND US. The Southern Railway Buys tho M. & C. Road. GOV.TAYLOR IN ALABAMA. Morman Elders Have a Hard Time In McCracken County, Kentucky. lit-1(1 tu TU Cbruukt. MKMriMN, Teiin.-iSpei lal.) - The Memphis Charleston Kiiilroiid, ex tending solllhest flout this ci'y to Ste venson, Ala., a distance of -.) miles, was sold at pul lie outcry ut luxm Sat urday. Tho S'-uthein Itallroad Com pany bought the pros-rty ut the upset price of WW. there being ne oth er bidders. j The hale was made necessary be-! cause of default In payment of Interest; on the road's bonded debt. The Meui-j til-is A; CharlcMou has been lu the hands of receivers for many years. OT late it has been operated u a paying bais, and is considered a valuable piece of railroad property. lYcsido.tt Samuel Spencer, of the Southern, and (jc-nc-ral Couusel Henderson, of the same line, p'tuse to lo interviewed as to the future policy of the road. li is known, however, that many changes and extensive iinpiovements will be made, tho changes to be lu the shifting ' departments and the improvements to Is In an increase in number of trains and equipments and possibility of a new depot at this end of the line At the present time the peneial offices of the passenger department and tho assistant general freight .igont and eneral MipAlutendent are located in Memphis. It is said these cilices will i niwi.i: am) Tin: now. Gov. in) lor Dellters Ills Lecture al Florence, Aln. FI.OKKNCK, Ala. (Special.) - De spite a heavy rain, Florence gave a rousing audience to Gov. ltob Taylor Saturday night, when the distin guished executive appeared for the benefit of the Confederate Monument Fund. Gov. Taylor arrived this after noon from Tuscaloosa, and was met In Sheffield by a party from this city, who escorted him to the residence of Mayor John 15. ' Weakley, on Market street. On the stage with Gov. Tay lor were a number of Confederate vet erans. The audience was tho largest assembled since he was here last time, and the "Fiddle and tho How" Is a fa vorite subject In this place. The en tire receipts go toward the monument fund, aud will make a sum in the hands of the Memorial Association al most large enough to complete the uu finished work. The ladles who brave the work in hand hope to bs able to purchase the figure for the pedestal within a short time. MOIOIOV F.IJOERS. llit-i Intra Hard Time In McdncLen Conntj-, Ky. PADUCAII, Ky.-(Spoeial.) - Mor mon elders have been holding serivces in the county school buildings. Last Saturday night County Superintendent James Hughes broke up a meeting at the Florence Station school-house and issued orders t hat no more meetings shall be held by the Mormons in any of the school buildings. The people of the county will not gve tke elders food or a place to sloop, and threaten them with violence If they persist In their campaign here. The elders sleep In the woods ery often, but refuse to lave. NO REASONS UIVKIY. Thong lit in Lynch bur- the Matter Will He SatlHfnctorliy Settled. LYNCHBURG, Tenn.(-(Spoclal.) -The Old-Time Distillery. Capt. Jack Daniel, proprietor, was closed by reve nue officials Friday afternoon. It can not be ascertained here why tho offi cials took this action, as they arc very reticent, on the subject. It is thought to have boon caused by a failure to comply with some technicality. The distillery Is one of the largest lu the State and has been in continuous operation longer than any other In tin luted St ilts. Thin l tin first trim l!f Mr. Daniel has o ei It nt od with revenue t.fMtl.iH of nny consequence. It Ik thought the affair will ! atU fuotorlly settled und the distillery If lu operation again In a few day , lit mm:ii to nr. vim. I'liirn Mills Meet a Horrible Kale I ( lrf Infill A l Ulilnl (Igarrtlr I lie (itaae, CI.i:T:i.ANI), Tenn.-t Spec ial ) -At ' o'clock Saturday morning Kug-ne Mills, hou of Col. A. Mills, a prominent citizen, was burned to death lu lite boar ding house of H. II. MeKonald. Young Mills retired nlmut midnight nun-king a cigarette. It Is th iujlit that he went to sleep and tho lcd was Ig nited from the cigarette. About 1 ::t o'clock he was heard calling pitcous'y for help. M Donald, proprietor of the house, and citizens tried to rescue him, but were beaten back by the flames and titi.oko. Fiie companies played upon the room with hose, but Mills was overcome by smoke and fell to the lloor a ud was cremated. Other oe- (iijiantH of the build n- had a mu row esc ape. . .. KotVILI.K M lll'KT R AII.W A N. Juilttf- (Turk itrntlera Dei-laluti I'm. I fig (lie Wiiy fur uimnll dnllun. KNOXYIId.K. Teun. (Special.) I'niied States .Judge Clark rendered ani more simts after Ihetn. none of which opinion here Saturday In the litigation ; took eflect, and tho King and the between tue Knoxville Street Railway! 1'iiucess returned to the palace unhurt Company and the Rapid Trans. t Com '1 he King states that one of the as pany.t The court overruled the exi-ep -, siisslns was dressed in gray clothing tions of tin American Loan A Trust! :ud His Majesty doc laves that ho could Company and sustains the exc eptions j easily identify hint, of J. M. M. Chamberlain. Jr. This) When the second shot w hi..otl past final adjudication Is in anticipation of (the carriage tie King arose and stood the eonsoldation of tho properties. Ros-j in front of his daughter in order to tnn. New York. I'hiladelphia and Ral -' shb'ltl lift'. "' "f the hoi-es was ! tiniore parties having acquired them. IIKIJI ( IM(i COIATV OKIIT. i lawi-eiice Coanty enrl Free ami Taiea Can II Rednceil. j I.AWKKNCFP.URG. Tenu.-fSpoelab J Trustee Wildes reports marked im t prcveinent in the county's financial ! condition during the past two yars. ! All inlerost bearing claims on the county have been paid except poor farm warrant of $lri). Ti e outsanding couuty warrants are now less than $2,000. Two years ago the outsanding warrants were $(.7tM), with interest-bearing warrants of about $(i,0O0, showing au Improvement of the county's finances of about $'J, 750 within the last two yours. This means for Lawrence County a reduc tion of the county tax at least one-half in the near future. TWO XEW REGIMKTS. Xer Dill to Become Few Diyi, a Law in a WASHINGTON, D. C.-(Special.)-The officials of the War Department have completed all the preliminary ar rangements for the Immediate execu tion of the bill, which is expected to become a law within the next few days, providing for two additional regimeLts of artillery. There will be no difficulty whatever in securing the men, as applications for enlistment have been received for in excess of the number required, viz.: 1,610 men. Orent care will be taken in the recruit ing and only thob est men will be ac cepted. Under the new law all the new men must be citizens of the United States. It Is probable that the ranks will be recruited to a large ex tent from men who have already served one or more terms In the army. As fast as recruited they will be gath t rad at the recruiting rendezvous and held to await the action of the general commanding. The principal rendez vous for recruits are at Ft. Slooum, N. Y'.: Washington Barrack. Columbus Barracks, Ohio; Ft. Sheridan, Til., and aVfferson Barracks, St. Louis. The present intention is to transfer expe rienced non-commissioned officers and aicn io me new regiments as a nu- duos Tor their organization and to fill With the two new regiments there will their places by promoting and recruits, be seven regiments of artidery and the total strength of the a nny, Including the hospital corps, ordnance and engi neer battalions and the West Point de tachment, will be Increased to nearly 27.(iO0 men. The work of the court of inquiry Is drawing to a close and'the court was expected to leave Flavana for Key West Saturday night. THE ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION. Tho King of Greece Fired Upon While Driving. SHIELDED HIS DAUGHTER. Seven Sbots Fired by a Man In Grey Whom the King Would Recognize. $lf lit to Tt CbrtulrU. Tlir.NS. (Spei-lal.) -An tinsuect m ful attempt was made Saturday to as-sas.-iiuiie King Ceoigt. of ir--ts-e. The Kii'g was returning from l'h ilenim at ." o'clock lu the evening lu a landau, nccoitmauled bv the 1'rlncesH Maria. heu two nu n who weie hlddt n lu a ditch alongside tho mad opened lire w ith guns upon the oecui ant of the carriage The first idiot niNsed. but the second woimdeil a footman In th a: m. The coac hman whipped up his inuses and the rnyr.l party dashed away at a i.allep. The miscreants tired nvea ! slightly injured, one or me assailant knelt lit tae nmlule ot the roau, aim ing straight at the King, who noticed that the mans n.inu was snak.ui,;. The shot missed and the King had a dear view of this man who. His M'i jcsty says, was barely 20 years old. He continued to fire after the carriage until It was out of lango. His compan ion did not leave the ditch. . As soon as the news became known all the leading politicians hastened to the palace to express their congratula tions over tho escape of King Geoi;; and the Princess Maria. The action of Ills Majesty iii shield ing the Princess at' the risk of his own lite has aroused groat enthusiasm. When the c arriage arrived near tht spot where the assailants were con cealed, one of them rose to bus foot, crying in Greek: "Stop, Your Majety." The King cocdy rose, aud, standing in front cf his daughter, brandished Ids walking stick, crying, "Rogone." 1 The shot was tired at a distance or twenty yards. The King relates that he perceived a third individual a short distance away, and several persons who were in the vicinity during the af ternoon saw a suspicious-looking man standing beside the road. A cadet who was on horseback some' distance be hind the royal carriage heard the shots and' galloped to the scene In time to see the King's assailants fleeing in the direction of Hymettus. Strong patrols are scouring the district in search of the would-be assassins. At 0:.".0 o'clock the Metropolitan held a thanksgiving service in the palace chapel. The Queen knelt, sobbing, throughout the service. A solemn Te Deuin has been fixed to he held In the Cathedral Sunday morning, when ail the members of the roval family will attend. All the diplomats and per sonages of prominence have called at the palace. His Majesty said to them that the subversive propaganda of (ortain journals had brought shout de plorable results. Shortly; after midnight the police were on the track of tho club of which tho King's assailants are members. The assassins were chosen by lot. It is expected several arrest will hortly be made. ' i King George and his eldest son. Prince Constantino, have leen very un popular since the overwhelming defeat inflicted upon the Greek army by the Turks last year. Prince Oscar, of Sweden, second sou of the Iiug of Sweden and Norway, made his first appearance on Sunday last at Copenhagen as a mission preacher for the Y'oung Men's Chris tian Association of Stockholm. His wife also addressed the audience which numbered about 2,000 people. Both the Prince and Princess speak fluently and simply.