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CANADA PACIFIC SCORED ELKINS, OF WEST VIRGINIA, ENLI VENS THE SENATE SESSION fteplleN by Mr. Hoar, of Httlt Olttt- NettN, anil Mr. \elsun, of Minne sota. Aim <-il at Itciitiirka iv De fense of Section _."_: of the Dintt'ley Hill Carter Aiimhits HuwHum. WASHINGTON, March 2.— Today's debate in the senate un the Alaskan honn-su :ul ar.d railway right of way bill was decidedly spirited. Mr. Carter (Mont.) delivered a vigorous speech in reply to that made during the past two days by Mr. Kawlins (Utah), ln the course of which he made a strong de fense of the honor of congressional committees and of officials in the sev eral government departments. One of the special features of the de bate was a speech delivered by Mr. Elkins <W. Va... in which he asserted that the Canadian Pacilic railway was enabled to make war upon American I Interests, and explained why the ag gressions Of that great railroad ought to be stopped by the TJnited States. Mr. Elkins' speech aroused much in terest, particularly that part In which he explained that, while he did not frame the now famous section 22, of the present tariff law, he stood square ly with the sterling American who did frame lt. The speech drew replies from Mr. Hoar (Mass). Mr. Chilton (Texas) and Mr. Nelson (Minn.). Mr. Hoar maintained that a large part | of the speech of Mr. Elkins was Irrele- ! vant to the pending discussion. He would not admit that the aggressions Of the Canadian Pacific were so serious ! as the West Virginia senator would j have people believe. Mr. Nelson en tered a sharp protest to Mr. Elkins' proposition to abolish the bonding priv. i liege, holding that the privilege was in I the direct interest of "the people of the Northwest. Mr. Chilton briefly con tended that under recent decisions of the supreme court the long and short haul clause of the interstate commerce law did not apply to the competition between American railroads and the Canadian Pacific. As soon as the senate convened to day, on motion of Mr. Hale, of Maine, it went Into executive session for a brief time. Mr. Stewart (New) then resumed his speech on the bankruptcy bill passed by the house. Mr. Stewart had not concluded at 2 o'clock, when the Alaska homestead and railway right of way bill was laid before the senate, and he announced that he would finish his speech tomor row. Remarkable Attack. Mr. Carter (Mont.), who reported the bill, said that for two days the senate had been called upon to listen to a most remarkable attack upon a com mittee of senators, in a speech making serious charges against individual sen ators. He declared that it was unfair that the senator who delivered the epeech (Mr. Rawlins) should have with held lt from publication in the Record. Mr. Rawlins attempted to reply. At first Mr. Carter refused to be inter rupted, but finally yielded to the gen tleman from Utah, who disclaimed any lntentiin to reflect on individual sen ators. There was a sharp cross-flre for a time, in which Carter, Rawlins and Allen took part, and then Mr. Carter continued his speech. Mr. Carter held that Mr. Rawlins' ob jection to conferring authority upon the secretary of the interior to grant rights of way for toll roads over the territory carried with it a suspicion that we might some time have a sec retary of the interior who would be a scoundrel. Mr. Carter concluded by saying that section 13 of the measure had been in corporated in it by the committee as a protection to the business men, mer chants and shippers of this country. He regarded it as an excellent provision and one that ought to have a place in the MIL He said that Mr. Elkins (W. Va.) desired to address the senate upon that section and would fully cov er it. Mr. Elkins, who had been waiting during the greater part of the after noon for an opportunity to address the senate, said, in beginning his remarks, that he was glad to see that an effort was being made to exact something from Canada in view of all that the Dominion government and its corpora tions received from the United States. "For long years," said Mr. Elkins, "Canada had taken business from our country and despoiled the business of our railroads, and all this without any proper return. In order to under stand the better what I have to say, I desire to refer particularly to the Canadian Pacific railway. "It forms the greatest military, commer cial and political highway in the world. It controls the politics and dictates the policy of Panada. It could, with its sea connec tions, transport 50.000 troops from England and Canada ln ten days. For its ship line now being built to run between Southamp ton and Halifax, it will receive a subsidy of (750,000 from England and Canada: for its Fti-ams-hip line from Vancouver and to the Orient, lt receives $300,000 and from Vancou ver to Australia a subsidy of $250,000. The Canadian Pacific forms the land connection of a commercial and military highway that spans the globe. "The Canadian Pacific receives $1,300,000 per annum ln aid of Its support and govern ment business. Since its establishment it has received from Great Pritain ln subsidies, gifts and concessions $215,000,000, an equiva lent of $10,000,000 a year. By aid of these .na me > concessions it is enabled to take traai from American railroads, and does it openly and defiantly." Bnalnett Lost. Mr. Elkins said that the amount of business taken from the American roads annually by the Canadian Pa cific aggregated nearly $50,000,000. ' We pay $300,000,000 per annum, or $1, --000.(i00 for every working day in the year," Mr. Elkins said, "'to foreign ships to haul ■what we sell, and buy our exports and im ports. England getting 60 per cent of this vast sum. Ninety per cent of this should be saved to America. We once had 92 per cent of our foreign trade carried in American ships, and now only have about 12 per cent. Americans have suffered the great humilia tion of being driven from the sea. And to make this humiliation more moral and em phatic. England and Canada seem de termined to make the Canadian Pacific the only transcontinental line and to monopo lize the carrying by rail of a large share of our transcontinental line commerce and all of our trade to and from the Ofrient." As a remedy for the existing evils Mr. Elkins said that he would first abolish the bonding privileges and con sular seals at Vancouver. The effect of this would be to divert trade from the Orient to San Francisco. Secondly, he would compel obedience to inter 7 state commerce statutes by all lines connecting with the Canadian Pacific. Thirdly, he would enforce section 22, of the present tariff law, in accordance with its meaning, and as It reads. f^ncerning the difficulties in bringing about what he deemed desirable chang es. Mr. Elkins said: "The only difficulty about stopping the aggressions of the Canadian Pacific is that some local Interests in Xew England and in the Northwest are subserved. It is un fair that one-twentieth of the population should have these advantages and nineteen twentieths should not. New England has no right to get her supplies cheaper and her goods cheaper than any other section of the wuntry. One-twentieth of the popula tion should not have advantages at the ex pense of the nineteen twentieths. New En gland, always fair on the tariff, should be fair on this question. Section 22 of the present tarlfT law affords a complete remedy to the existing evils, but it alarmed New England Minnesota and Michigan After long consideration the attorney general de cided that it could not be enforced "The policy to enforce section 22 put the THE ST. PAUL GLOBE government in the awkward position of the treasury refusing to eol'.eet the revenue provided ln this section. The collectors at our every ports did not attempt to collect the revenue. They were stopped by the tieasury department, under the direction of the attorney general. In this respect tho government worked against ttself. The law should have been enforced, just as it passed congress, and, If objected to by Im porters or foreigners, they could have ap pealed to the courts. "If we had enforced section 22 Just as It stands on the statute books we would have had Canada today at our feet suing for terms to save Canadian Pacific Interests In our country. Instead of suggest ing what policy should govern us touching Canadian matters." ••ff," inquired Mr. Piatt (Conn.) "the Canadian Pacific was subject to the long and short haul clause of the In terstate commerce law, would it be able to take away the business' of our railroads?" "It would not," replied Mr. Elkins. "The senator has struck the point of this entire matter. While our railroads are hampered by law, the Canadian Pacific is free from Its restrictions." In the course of a brief reply to Mr. Elkins, Mr. Hoar expressed some re gret that Mr. Elkins had brought into the discussion of the pending bill so much matter that was apparently Ir relevant. Xelnon Replies. Mr. Nelson (Minn.) followed Mr. Hoar with a sharp, though short, protest against Mr. Elkins' proposition on the ground that lt was aimed at the inter ests of the farmers of the Northwest. "We have," he said, "other interests than those of the railrod trunk lines. At the further end of Lake Superior there ls located a great empire of five or six millions of farmers, and the in terests of those farmers are a far high er consideration than are the Interest! of the railroads, however Important they may be to their owners." Continuing, he said that the Cana dian Pacific road had brought to those farmers a reduction amounting to an average of about 10 cents a bushel on the transportation of their products to the Atlantic seaboard. Why, he asked, should this advant age be destroyed ln the interest of a few stockholders and landholders in these railroads, most of whom resided abroad? The question, as it presented itself to him, was whether these rail roads should be made to pay large div idends to their foreign owners, or whether we should afford adequate protection to these farmers of the Northwest. It was the duty of con gress, he contended, to look after the interests of this vast community and the interests of the people of New Eng land rather than the interests of the coupon-clipping foreigners who hold the stocks and bonds of the trunk lines. He asserted that Mr. Elkins' proposition was a blow at the Amer ican farmer and to get him into the cauldron of the railroad and there to roast and singe him without mercy. Mr. Chilton, in a few words, said that Mr. Elkins was proceeding on a misconception, and that the Canadian Pacific rates were not subject to the law controlling the long and short haul. He also said that recent su preme court decisions made It possible for the American roads to reduce their through rates so as to compete with this line without regard to the long and short haul clause. At 5:42 p. m. the senate adjourned. LOID BILL, DEBATE. Day In the House Devoted to I'nln ii-n-Niliiu Set Speeelien. WASHINGTON, March 2.-The house spent ar.other day in debate upon the Eoud bill, relating to second-class mat ter. The speeches, as a rule, attracted little interest. The speakers were Messrs. Bromwell (Rep., Ohio) and Og den (Dem., La.) in favor of the meas. ure, and Merrs. Bell (Pop., Col.) Simp son (Pop., Kan.), Clark (Dem Mo) Brown (Rep., Ohio) and Lentz '(Dem.' Ohio) in opposition to it. Mr. Griggs (Dem., Ga.) gave notice of an amendment to the amendment of which Mr. Loud gave notice yester day providing that newspapers and pe riodicals should have right to send out sample copies at pound rates to the number of 1,000 copies. At 5:20 p. m. the house adjourned. 3IR. LONG IS SET RIGHT MR. ALGER EXPLAINS THE IDEA OF THE SECRETARY It In Xo Way CommitM the Adminis tration nml Ih Purely the Pergonal View oif the Head of the Navy De partment Public Must Wait Patiently. WASHINGTON.March 2.-The Wash ington Post will tomorrow print the following interview with Secretary of V. ar Alger : "The statement of Secretary Long that Spain's •official particioation in the disaster' to the Maine "had been practically eliminated' was merely an expression of personal opinion on his part. It is an injustice to him as well as to the administration to give an of ficial significance to his expression when he was particular at the time to emphasize the fact that he was speak ing simply as an Individual. In the absence of official facts— and I can re peat what has been said heretofore that the public is equally as well In formed as the government— no member of the administration can, of course make official declaration touching Spain's responsibility, moral or other wise. There is not an iota of infor mation as to the cause or origin of the explosion upon which the govern ment can at this time form a conclu sion or base a decision. The verdict of the court of Inquiry on that point must patiently be awaited." Beyond this Secretary Alger would not be quoted, but he authorized the Post to state most positively that no official information was being withheld from the public; that the administra tion was adhering strictly to the policy adopted by Secretary Long with the approval of the president at the start, to give the fullest possible publicity to all facts coming officially to the depart ments bearing upon the loss of the Maine and the 250 brave seamen. ACTIVE WAR PREPARATIONS. _> _aten of Central America Reaily for a Speedy Outbreak of Open Hostilities. COLON. Colombia, March 2. The ar rivals from Limon, Costa Rica, today report that preparations for war with Nicaragua are rapidly advancing. Men are enlisting, and troops have already been ordered to the frontier. The mission of the Guatamala peace envoys to the two governments has not thus far been successful. BUENOS AYRES, March 2.— Acting in pursuance of the general demand for an increase in the armaments of the Argentine Republic, the govern ment will send a special military com mission to Europe to purchase arma ments. Colnmhla In Dock. PHILADELPHIA, March 2,-The TJnited States cruiser Columbia was placed in the dry dock at the League Island navy yard today. The big warship's ffottom will b= scraped and painted, and minor repairs will be made. THURSDAY MORNING MARCH 3, 1898. RANKS ARE THINNING ONE BY ONE OLD SOLDIERS FAIL TO ANSWER ROLL CALL < .un in n nil,- r ■ Report Shown Deerrate in the G. A. It. Eneiiinunient nt . IliineaimllM Im Well Atteniled, However Election of Offleera the Main Inislm-ss uf Today. Nearly 1,000 battle-scarred veterans were in line yesterday in the brief march or at the informal meeting which preceded the general gathering of the Minnesota department, Grand Army of the Republic, at the Lyceum theater. At the head of the column rode five mounted police, and immedi ately following them came the drum corps of George N. Morgan post, of this city. Next came 30 or 40 veterans carrying the immense flag which has become a feature In these demonstra tions, and then came the great body of veterans. The line of march began at the Nicollet, thence to Nicollet avenue, thence up Nicollet avenue to Seventh street, to Hennepin avenue, to the theater. In the early morning hours the old soldiers were putting in their best ef forts electioneering for their candidates for department commander, and the lobby at the Hotel Nicollet was alive with the eager throng. Shortly after 10 o'clock the gathering was called to order by Department Commander E. 13. Wood, of Long Prairie, and the business of the en campment was taken up. After a few remarks by the com mander, prayer was offered. Mayor Pratt delivered a brief address of wel come, which was responded to by Com rade D. B. Searle, of St. Cloud. The ceremony of saluting the flag was then performed. The real business of the session com menced with the reading of the annual report of Commander Wood, which out lined very fully the condition of the de partment, as shown by the reports of his subordinate officers, and touched upon the various topics of Interest to the order. Commander Wood's report showed 181 deaths during the past year, as against 138 the year previous. Dec. 2), 1896, the department had 8,186 members and 183 posts. Dec. 31. 1897, there were 7.444 members and 178 posts, a net loss during the year of five posts and 742 members. Of this loss 517 are account ed for by suspensions. The financial condition of the department Is good, the expenses having been cut down to meet the decreased income. Commander Wood observed with pleasure that Memorial day had been observed with even more than usual care throughout the state and the part taken in the ceremonies by the school children last year was commented upon favorably. He called attention to the attacks which had been made upon old soldiers because of the present pen sion system of the government, seem ingly inspired by malice, and declared that many people failed to under stand that when a government called upon a citizen to serve lt upon the field of battle, it laid the very heaviest burden of citizenship upon the Indi vidual, and that those who did not go to the front should bear the expense. The citizen who sought to cast odium upon the old veterans was simply seek ing to evade his just responsibility. Tlie Soldiers' Home. The condition of the Soldiers' Home TWO WAR SHIPS TO CUBA GOVERNMENT VESSELS PICKED OUT FOR A MISSION OF MERCY Neither of the Vessels Under Orders Will Enter the Mnrbor of Havana Excitement at WashliiKttm Over the Maine Affair Dying. Out "With Lapse of Time. WASHINGTON, March 2.— The de cision of the navy department to send two ships to Cuba with supplies for the suffering reconcentrados caused much commotion in official circles today, until the real purport of the visit of the ships came out. The cruiser Mont gomery and the gunboat Nashville were selected for the purpose and or ders were sent to Admiral Sicard to put them in shape for the required service. It is explained at the navy depart ment that this action was taken at the instance of the Cuban relief association organized through the efforts of the state department for the relief of the destitute non-combatants in Cuba. It was represented to the department that great distress prevails among people in the vicinity of Sagua la Grande and Matanzas on the northern coast of the island, and that considerable difficulty is experienced in sending supplies there because of the infrequest visits of the merchant ships. On this account and because of the immediate demand for supplies at the points indicated, the officers of the as sociation requested the secretary of the navy to authorize the use of one or more of the warships at Key West in the transportation there of food sup plies contributed by the charitable peo ple of the United States. Secretary Long conferred with the president on the subject and It was de cided to comply with the request. The Montgomery and the Nashville were selected as most suitable for the serv ice, and the necessary orders were dis patched to Admiral Sicard. Xo Visit to Havana. The Montgomery will go to Matan zas and the Nashville to Sagua la Grande, with the understanding that they will remain ln those ports only long enough to deliver the supplies to the agents of the association for dis tribution where they will do the most good. Although the mission assigned to the warships will take them both within a short distance of Havana, estimated at from two to four hours, it ls stated that neither vessel will visit 'the Cuban capital. To remove the impression that had gotten abroad to the effect that the re lations between the navy department and the house naval committee were not harmonious. Secretary Long today gave out a short statement on the sub ject. He said: Congressman Boutelle has been misunder stood. The congressman, who is one of the most patriotic men ln the world, ls always ready to do every thing that can be done for the navy. In his annual report, the secretary recom mended that 1.5C0 men be added to the en listed force on account of the Increase In the number of ships. The naval committee of which Mr. Boutelle is chairman, has al ready decided to grant this increase in the regular naval appropriation bill. Meantime If there should be any Immediate necessity for more men the same committee and Mr. Boutelle as Its chairman are ready to make provision to that effect at once. A cablegram came from Gen. Lee during the day to the state department but it made no reference to the Maine affair, being devoted to the periodical statement of the amount of tobacco -that is being shipped from Cuba to United States ports, thus giving evi dence of the actual removal of the ex port prohibition decree. Naval News. Capt. Chester, commanding the South Atlantic station, was also heard from, his cablegram relating to the and the work lt was doing was com mended, and the appearance of the Minnesota contingent at Buffalo last year was mentioned with praise. The Women's Relylef corps, the Sons of Veterans and the Ladles' Aid societies were commended for the grand work they were doing, and It was suggested that to the Sons of Veterans they must chiefly look to carry on the work of perpetuating the institutions so hap pily preserved thus far by the veterans. in closing his report, Commander Wood said he believed, from tho oppor tunities which he had enjoyed of sounding the sentiment of his comrades that they had the most implicit confi dence in the prudence, wisdom and pa triotism of the president in dealing with the very serious foreign complica tions of the day, and that they were determined to do all in their power to preserve and sustain the government. The reading of the commander's re port was followed by those of the sen ior and junior vice department com manders, and by that of Adjutant Gen eral J. K. Mertz. The latter paid espe cial attention to the fact that during the year he had been able to do a great deal of field work, and in most cases with the best possible results. During the year he had traveled over 17,000 miles, and had visited many camp fires and district encampments. If the post would pay more attention to the time of holding thess meetings, and manage so the dates would not conflict, it would be possible to do still more. The total receipts during the year had been $3,051.99. Past Department Commander J. J. McCardy was presented with a beauti ful past department commander's badge by Comrade Flower, of the com mittee which was appointed last year for that purpose. Afternoon Session. Among the reports presented at the afternoon session were those of Inspec tor General L. O. Merriam, of Minne apolis; Judge Advocate Collins; com mittee on soldiers' home, and the coun cil of administration. The latter was merely in reference to the work of the past year, and this morning they will present a report outlining and suggest ing work for the year to come. Capt. Morse, of Camp No. 4, Sons of Veterans, appeared at the head of com mittees appointed from each of the Minneapolis camps, to propose to the G. A. R. that in future the Sons of Vet erans take upon themselves the hardest of the work incident to the proper ob servance of Memorial day, and the offer was accepted in the spirit in which it was tendered. Committees appeared from both the Ladies of the G. A. R. and the Women's Relief Corps, and brief speeches made by Mrs. Silloway and Mrs. George W. Savage. Commander Wood appointed the fol lowing committees: On Officers' Reports— John Wait, J. M. Bowler. v Resolutions— L,. L. Wheeloek, A. Barto, J. J. Dow. W. P. Roberts, J. Donahower. Ladles of the G. A. R.— C. H. Graves, M. H. Taylor, Fred Blotm. Women's Relief Cores— G. S. Ives, G~o:ge W. Savage, B. C. Gibbons, and the Bryant Post quartette. The Aeolion Ladies' quartette, of St. Paul, appeared by invitation and sang "Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground," and to the encore responded with a parody on "Reveille," with the words "Can't Get Them up in the Morning." This caught the old vet erans, and the ladies had to favor them once more, rendering a Kentucky ne- Contlnned on Seventli Page, docking of the gunboat Castine, now at Port au Prince. The department has sent him the necessary authorization, end the ship will go into the dry docks there. A commander for the monitor Mianto nomah, which was ordered into com mission yesterday, was selected today in the person of Capt. Mortimer John son, who is at present on waiting or ders. Secretary Long says that the Miantonomah, with the ram Katahdin, will remain in the Delaware for the present at least. With the commission of these two vessels there remain only the cruisers Columbia and Minneapolis on the At lantic coast for immediate service, in case the department should decide to j commission more ships. The Atlanta, i at New York, could be made ready in j the course of three or four months, and the Chicago in six months, In case emergency orders for their repair were issued. There are a number of good ships on the Pacific coast, however, whose repair is under way, such as the Charleston, the Philadelphia, the Yorktown and others, and the pay rolls of the construction bureau at the Mare island navy yard have now amounted to the large total of $60,000 per month for wages alone. Although the navy department had no reports from Havana or Key West I a dispatch announcing the departure of the cruiser Brooklyn from Santa Lucia for La Gua^ara had some indi rect significance in further removing one of the larger vessels of the navy from what has thus far been the com mon center of naval activity at Key West. The Brooklyn will make a short stop at La Guayara and will then pro ceed further southward. The navigation bureau is still busy with the preparation of the death cer tificates for the families of the victims of the Maine disaster. Capt. Hawley, who has the matter Immediately In charge, says that, owing to the neces sary formalities, these certificates can not be issued before March 15. and this answer ls returned to numerous letters daily received at the department. Men Needed. It is said in the navigation bureau that there Is a pressing need of able machinists for the navy, caused by the heretofore unnoted fact that, every one of the machinists on the Maine j lost his life in the disaster. Moreover, all the firemen but one were killed.' The bureau has invited enlistments from men who have had naval service before in the engine rooms, and, as it is said, that a number of these men are now enjoying th£ three months' period of time betw enlistments, during which they ma ne again into the naval service wit loss of serv ice record, it is hope-* that some of them will come forward to fill the places vacated by the Maine disaster. There is no unusual -stir or activity ! about the bureaus of the quartermaster general or the commissary general of the army, where more than anywhere else the preparations for a warlike emergency will be apparent. The offi cers of these bureaus say no extraor dinary accumulation of supplies is tak ing place and tha a.o contracts for extra supplies are in intemplation. In the ordnance bureau ,ie placing of a large order for pr_,ectiles ls the re sult of talks between Secretary Alger, Senator Hawley, of ,he senate commit tee on miltary affairs, and representa tives of the house military committee. It was made ciear to the secretary that it was a certainty appropriations would be forthcoming, and it was 4-eemed the part of wisdom to make the contract now, as the supplies would faot be in hand for many months. There has been considerable corre spondence between Secretary Alger and the projectile manufacturers, the sec retary expressing the opinion in these letters that he was not getting the terms that the government was enti tled to at this time. Senator Hawley suggested that they be asked to come to Washington, and, as a result of their visit, satisfactory terms were made and the contract closed. SPAIN OPENLY ACCUSED HAVANA SENTIMENT STRONGLY IN CLINED TO MINE THEORY Among Nuvnl Officers It Is Snid ihe Court of liM.iitry Will Report That ihe Dlsnster Wns the Hesult of nn Outside Explosion, Possibly Hesult of Olllelul Carelessness. HAVANA (Via Key West), March 2. —Without adding unnecessarily to the surmises, conjecture and prophecy con cerning the findings of the court of in quiry, it is fair to say that, as a mat ter of fact, most of the naval officers here and at Key West incline to the i opinion that the court will And that the disaster to the Maine was caused by the explosion of a floating subma rine mine under the port side of the ship, forward. Opinions differ as to j whether the mine was made of high explosives such as wet and dry gun cotton, or ordinary gunpowder. Opinions agree, not only as to the existence of mines in the harbor, but also that this one was laid purposely near the buoy where foreign war ves sels were directed to moor, and was flted from an electric battery on shore. It is believed barely possible that the explosion of the mine was the result of the. carelessness or ignorance of Spanish officers in charge of the mine station keyes when testing the circuit but the latter supposition is not felt to be pr-jjiable. It is further regarded as settlo.. by the evidence before the court that the port side of the hull forward was completely blown to pieces, and the only explosion on the Maine, except of isolated cases of fixed ammunition was that of 2,000 pounds of saluting powder, stored forward, and of which no trace can be found. Officers Guarded. These views are gathered from offi cers who talk with great reserve, and only upon the assurance that their identity will never be revealed The fact remains that only the members of the court of inquiry know all the !r ti , m °! iy elioi^d. and no one is a- - thorized to make public matters m ad vance of the flnal adjudgment A good deal of surprise was expressed 5L A n^ ri( ; ans here at learning that the Spanish divers were to be permitted nf ?_.!_ ™ a " examin ation of the wreck said ♦h^ a i ne * <: speclall y as it was also said that American naval officers would give such divers all consistent facili ties and would throw no obstacles in H f f T , Way T. 0f thorou^ h submarine inspec tion. It was not at first understood ufh L° an ! c t0 *! ,ater - that th e Spar^ ish search was to be entirely indepen- ALL IS QUIET AT HAVANA NO SIGNS OF AN IMPENDING RIOT IN THE CUBAN CAPITAL The Secrets of the Xaval Court So Carefully Guarded That Prncti caily XothiiiK Is Allowed to Leak More Enlisted Men and Officers Up for Examination. KEY WEST, March 2.— Capt. Han lon, of the steamer Mascotte, which ar rived from Havana tonight, says that when the vessel left Havana there was no signs of Impending riot or of an anti-American demonstration. On the contrary, everything was normally quiet. When this dispatch is sent, early this evening, the Mangrove is lying at her dock with steam up, but it is said on good authority that the members of the court will not leave until tomor row. They are awaiting instructions through Rear Admiral . Sicard from Washington as to whether ithey shall return to Havana at once. Apparently the court has gained little information during the Key West sessions which could help explain the explosion. Mayor Maloney issued a proclama tion to the citizens of Key West today, asking them to respect Admiral Si card's wishes to have the funeral of the Maine's victims a private function He said, however, that when all the heroes had been finally interred some public demonstration might be in keep ing. The fact is becoming more evident as the days pass, that any Information direct from members of the court of Inquiry into the loss of the battleship Maine, and from those appearing be fore It, is guarded with unusual close ness. Practically, no information pre sented to the court has been disclosed. The restrictions are so severe that the communications between the naval men who have been before the court have been most guarded. Naval officers at this station who are not connected with the court, express the guarded view that very little tes timony has yet been heard tending to show that the explosion was the result of a conspiracy, or as to the exact cause of the disaster. The court resumed its session at 10 o'clock this morning. Ten more en listed men were examined by the full board, and Commander Forsythe, the first of the witnesses not on the list of the crew of the Maine, was called. It is understood that he gave testimony regarding the coaling of the battleship at the navy yard here. The court took a recess for luncheon at 1 o'clock. They reassembled at 2 o'clock, and proceeded Jto the barracks, where survivors of the Maine who are confined in the hospital were exam ined. SPANISH DIVERS AT WORK. Tthi Making nn Examination of the Wreck of the Maine. HAVANA, March 2— The city is quiet today, but the public and private greetings to the Spanish cruiser Viz caya, which arrived here last night, have not lessened in fervor. The divers are working hard upon the wreck of the Maine. It is feared that many of the dead were blown to pieces, which would account for the failure to find their bodies where ex pected. Two Spanish divers were at work about the wreck today and it ls under stood they will report to the Spanish board appointed to inquire into the cause of the accident. Capt. Peral is the president of the Spanish board of inquiry. No bodies have been found tcday. It is reported that Capt. Sigsbee does not expect to find any of the dead in the zone of the explosion, but he still be lieves bodies will be recovered from portions of the wreck as the divers remove the debris. The divers, who are working steadily forward, are encountering continual difficulties, and it is certain the new tugs, additional men and completed ap paratus will hasten the work of salv age. The officers of the Vizcya paid cere monial visits this morning to Admiral Manterola and Capt. Gen. Blanco. Crowds of people view the cruiser from the points of vantage ashore and those who are permitted to do so go on board. Senator Proctor and his party re turned to the city tonight after spend ing the day at Matanzas, where they were shown every attention by United States Consul Brice. The members of the party expressed the deepest PRICE TWO CENTS ~ j tZXVZr* The Globe's Bulletin THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1888. Fair; variable winds— See Page 4, Col. 1 The bulletin appears today in the first column of the fourth page, where it will hereafter be found. dent and that while it was being made the American investigation would pro ceed under Capt. Sigsbee's supervis ion. As understood here, the Spanish re quest, made immediately after the dis aster, for a joint investigation, was | promptly refused at Washington, but after a cabinet consultation, it was agreed that the Spaniards had a moral and international right to discover the j cause of the wreck for themselves If [ possible. Therefore, permission for an i independent examination was granted on the ground, as understood here, that it could not be refused to a friendly power in her own harbor. That the permission was not accorded until after the court of Inquiry had finished its work here and gone to Key West is j regarded as significant. It opens a wide field for speculation. Spanish Examination. Some assert that the court now has I no objection to a Span.sh Inquiry for j one of two reasons: Either the court ! has sufficient evidence already of acci dent or malice — evidence that cannot j be controverted by the Spaniards— or j after a diligent search, the mystery re- j mains as deep as ever and the court ; dees not think the Spanish will reach j a conclusion where the Americans have i failed. Of course all this refers principally to inspection of parts of the ship other than the hull. Until the guns, decks, engines and debris of all kinds have been removed and the mud has been pumped from the hull it cannot be ex amined thoroughly by any one. Some good authorities think lt will be neces sary to build a coffer dam around the wreck, piles being driven, etc. That any important testimony before the court has found its way to the public is very unlikely. Some of the witnesses have told certain correspond ents of alleged testimony, but ln every case investigation has showed their stories lo be wildly Improbable and controverted by known facts, or else absolutely irrelevant. The question is frequently asked: "Are Americans in danger ln Havana?" The only truthful answer given by a well informed resident or American, of ficial or layman, is: "We think not; we dent know." Of course Spanish officials who will talk on the subject deprecate any idea 'of danger; but they are as much In the dark as the rest. sympathy for the suffering Cubans, of whom they saw many. About ten or twelve miles out of Havana the train ran slowly because the insurgents had cut the wires and Senator Proctor.on his return, was told that there had been a small skirmish not many miles from the line ln which five or six men had been wounded. PATRIOTIC ADDRESSES Delivered by Hawley and Dalzcll at a Vale Dinner. WASHINGTON, March 2.— Senator Haw ley, chairman of the senate committee on ' military affairs, and ■ Representative Dalzell, j of Pennsylvania, referred to the Spanish sit uation ln their speeches before the Yale I alumni, cf Washing.™, last night. Senator ' Hawley aroused much enthusiasm by re ferring to the conditions now existing in this country, saying that, should a just cause demand, millions of men would respond to a call of duty. stabbeFlnlthe heart ARCHIE PETERS RECEIVES A FATAL KNIFE WOUND Was Cut Daring a General ri__lii in the Bad Lands Blade Entered Near the Heart Victim at the City Hospital and Will Not Live Several Arrests Made. As the result of a free fight in th--> negro quarter known as the Bad I,ands last night, Archie Peters colored ls in a i dying condition at the city hospital, | wounded with a knife thrust in the left breast near the heart, while Jeff Hudson is locked up at the central police station on the charge of assault wiih Intent to kill. Harry Haggenmiller and Minnie Smith, white, and Webb Graham, col- j ored, also alleged to have been ' con- j cerned in the fight, are under arrest on the charge of disorderly conduct. Haggenmiller is badly battered about the head, while the Smith woman Is possessed of a countenance scarcely resembling that of a human being from the pounding she received. She had several teeth knocked out. The fight is said to have taken place at Hudson's home, 198 Norris street, shortly after 9 o'clock. Two hours later Peters was found bleeding on the floor by Officer Gus tafson. He was taken to the central station, and there told Capt. Rouleau that Hudson had stabbed him. Hudson denies the charge. Graham says the fight was between Haggenmiller and Peters over the Smith woman. He says the white man and the negro had a fierce fight, but that he saw no one do any stabbing. The hospital authorities say, If the wound in Peter's breast had been straight instead of diagonal, his heart would have been pierced. Peters also has a cut ln the left shoulder and another on the right cheek. Peters has a wife and two chil dren. He lives on Sherburne avenus, near Kent street, and ls thirty-five years old. All of the prisoners tell conflicting stories of the fight, Haggenmiller de nying having had trouble with Peters. At 2 o'clock this morning Peters' con- I dition indicated that he would live but | a few hours. Capt. Rouleau, on hear ing that the man was supposed to be dying, sent word to County Attorney Anderson, who went out to take an ante mortem statement. It was not believed the man would be able to tell anything about the fight by the time the attorney arrived. LAKE CITY OUTRAGE. Favorable Report on a Resolution Providing an In vesication. WASHINGTON, March 2.— The senate com mittee on postiifflces and post-roads today authorized a favorable report on Senator Mason's joint resolution for an investigation of the resent killing of the colored pos'm'.s er at L-ake City, S. C. The resolution was amended, and as reported Is as follows: "Whereas, It Is asserted that the United States postmaster at Lake City, S. C, has been murdered, and his wife and children shot, his home burned and the United States ni-all and property therein destroyed, there fore. "Resodved, that a Joint committee consist ing of six members of congress, three from tht- senate and three from the house t be ap- I tinted to investigate the alleged crime and report the facts to congress, together with their recommendations and that they have authority to administer oaths, to send for persons and papers, and to employ a steno grapher to be paid out of the contingent funds of the two houses of congress, and the power to act through a sub-committee. Artillery Bill Blocked. [ WASHINGTON, March 2.— lt Is not at all i certain the committee on military affairs will i be able to get the Hawley bill creating two ] additional regiments of artillery before the i house for the present at least. i COL. REEFER IS WILLING THE COLONEL AGREES TO RUN FOR MAYOR IF NOMINATED His Friends Give Him n Tumiil tuoua Welcome In \>«a Hall He De fines His Position Satisfactorily Mayor !><> run's 1 olio .. .r» Creat a Disturl.unce. Vega hall, at 218 East Seventh Btreet was last night packed to Ua doors i.y some 500 friends of Col. A. R Kiefer Every ward in th,- city was represent ee and, though the meeting was h<-1.l in the Third, which i.s Col. Kiefer's own ward, the representation from this ward was smaller than any other. The meeting was an InviUrtioo meet ing directed by some half-dozen prom inent Republicans of the city. Ass.m blyman William R. Johnson, from the Kighth ward, appearing to be th.- I aft er. AlKiut 150 postal cards v.. -re mail ed to prominent Republicans through out the city, inviting them to 1:,- pres ent, and numerous other Invitation cards were personaly distributed by those Interested in the meeting. It was just five minutes after S o'clock when Col. A. R. Ki. f. r Senator Nick Pottgieser and Assemblyman Wil liam R. Johnson reached the hall and found It packed. After some hard work they found their way to the stage. As soon as Col. Kiefer's presence was discovered the meeting gave way to cheers and shouts, and cries of 'There a the next mayor of St. Paul" followed his appearance on the stage. Assemblyman Johnson at once as sumed charge and called the meeting to order. As soon as order waa re stored, he delivered a speech. After announcing the aim and object of the meeting, he said :There was one thing the American people prided themselves on, and that was their elections, and special interest, he said, was always taken ln the election of officers of mu nicipalities, especially those of the larger kind, for the reason that the election for officers of a municipal government came nearer to the people than any other election contest. "We are now," he said, 'on the eve of a municipal election, and will be called upon to elect not only a com mon council, but a mayor and other city officers. The chief executive officer of the city is the principal question to consider. Several prominent Repub lican names have been mentioned tor the nomination of mayor, any one of whom would serve the city with honor. But in looking over the list I thought among those already mention ed there was one whom I will name without Inviting any Individual insinu ations, who has as many friends as any citizen of St. Paul, and that man ls the Hon. A. R. Kiefer." The mention of Col. Kiefer's name was greeted with cheers by the meet ing. Continuing Mr. Johnson said that those, who had desired Col. Kiefer's nomination had been met with the argument that he was not a candidate and was looking for something else and would not accept the nomination offer ed unless it came on a silver platform. "We, his friends," 6aid Mr. Johnson, "believing that the time has cumo when he should state his position pub licly, called this meeting." Turning to Col. Kiefer, Mr. Johns, r, said: "We do not ask you to become a candidate in sense of one who person ally is seeking tbe offlce, but we do ask you to state here ln public whether. In the event of your friends securing for you the Republican nomination for mayor, you will accept the same and make the fight and make an effort to carry the Republican standard to vic tory?" Col. A. R. Kiefer at once arose and was introduced by Chairman Johnson, though, he said the colonel needed no introduction. Col. Kiefer said he was very much pleased to see so large a gathering present of the men of the city and that he was thankful to then for rod] a demonstration of friendship as they had shown him. "I have lived," he said, "in St. Paul for forty years, and my accumulations of those forty years are here in .-t. Paul. The prosperity of the city of St. Paul must, therefore, be my pros perity, hence I am in the firs? very much ln favor of an economi. government for our city; ln th- 1 secmil place. I believed ln nnd am in favor of a liberal and common-sense adminis tration of the affairs of our city, as administration becoming a city ns larre as ours." Mr. Keifer said he would. If nomi nated, accept the nomination for mayot and if elected would try to c -mliict Ul* affairs of the city on such a liberal ami common-sense basis '.hit at th. i his term of offlce he would still retain the love and respect of the citizens, which he said he had every reason t. believe he had now. Following Col. K. ifer's speech, Chair man Johnson read two letters from Col. E. H. Milham and C. \V. Horr, both of whom pledged Col. Keif, r hearty support if nomine t< L The chairman then re id thi. following resolutions, which were adopted: Resolved, as the sense of this me. ting and the friends here assembled. Tat we are thoroughly satisfied with Col. A. K. Klif er's position, and hereby pledge ourm-lves to work from now until after the Re publican primaries, using every hiuinrHble means, to secure the nomination of Col. A. R. Kiefer as the Republican candi date for mayor. The resolution was received with cheers, and the only nays voted. Chair man Johnson said last night. were from some fifteen to twenty Doran support ers brought into the meeting by Street Commissioner Sandeen. of the First and Second wards, and they made every effort to disturb the meeting, but were unsuccessful. Keifer clubs will be at once organized In every ward of the city, said Mr. Johnson last nisht, a movement being at present on foot to organize a Keifer club in the Sixth ward, which will likely be the first organized. After the adjournment of thp meeting a large number of those present, among whom were Senator Pottples-'T. As semblyman L«?rsen, ex-Alderman Chan. Kartak, Syl Gotzlan and Col. Keifer, adjourned to the cafe of the California Wine house, where a Jubilation or rati fication meeting was held. GETS A "WARRANTY DEED. J. J. Hill Gives the Lutheran S> 1 Four Acres In the Miilniiy District. James J. Hill, president of the Great Northern railway, yesterday executed to and delivered to "the Synod for the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church in America" a warranty teed to four acres of land In th.' Midway district, on Snelling avenue, at Main line, for a site for the Luther semin ary,' heretofore located at Rnbbins.lale. Through the generosity of Mr. Hill, St. Paul thus secures another import ant institution of learning and a val uable acquisition to its population. This will end the agitation that has been recently going on in Minneapolis to prevent the institution being brought to St. Paul. Powder I'laut Busy. SANTA CRUZ, Cal., March 2.— At the pow der workß near here men aro busy nigli: and day. Four new presses have just been n - ceived for the manufacture of smokeless powder. These presses mean an additional output of 4,0(11 pounds daily. The capacity of the works Is now 2^_. tons of government powder daily, and nine tons of black pow der. It ls said that they will soon be in condition to double their present capacity.