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VOL. XXI.— NO. 63.
HE TOOK A LOCOMOTIVE PATRICK KANE SUSPECTED OF MA LICIOUSLY TURNING ONE WILD l.iij_.i '»«'«'-• Mark Murray's Conrage Prevented a Crash in the Round lt«.!.s«. Jumps on a Flying En gine \eiir Newport and Carefully Directed it. Mark Murray, an engineer ln the em play of the South St. Paul Belt Line Railroad company, had an experience Tuesday night as thrilling as ever falls to the lot of railroad operators, Cor he captured a "wild" engine, run ning at nearly twenty miles on hour. Mis perilous feat saved the $10,000 locomotive from destruction and pre vented the complete wrecking of the round house at South Park. The engine is operated between South St. Paul and the main lines of the Burlington and the Milwaukee roads. Murray has charge of the en gine, and daily takes cars of stock to ar.d from irom the stockyards to the Junctions with ihe main lines at New port, on this side of the river. The round house is at South Park, where Hurray lives with his family. When not in active use the engine is kept in the round house and can d for by Murray. Usually there is a slight steam pressure in the engine boilers for some hom-s after the fires have been drawn in the round house. After his last run Tuesday night Murray quartered his engine in the round house and retired. Shortly after midnight he heard the sounds of wheels on the tracks adjacent to his house. Jumping out of bed he hastily donned his clothes, and, hurrying out of doors, saw his engine vanishing in tho darkness toward Newport. The open round house doors, together with the smoke which hung heavily over the track, convinced Murray that his engine had been stolen. No fire was left under the boiler when he put the locomotive up for the night, and it was impossible for the steam power to have carried off the engine without human assistance. The distance to Newport ls about five miles. Fearful lest some terrible accident might happen if the engine was taken across the bridge and run down the tracks of the Burlington or the Milwaukee roads, Murray started on a run after it. Sparks along the track showed the engineer beyond doubt that some mis creant had stolen his locomotive. After running nearly two miles at the top of his speed. Murray found himself ex hausted and forced into a walk. Every moment was precious, however, and he pushed on as rapidly as his tottering legs would carry him. Another mile was passed, when, with the Newport bridge in sight, Murray halted and listened. He heard the sounds which an engineer recognizes as the distant rumbling of wheels. In tently straining his ears, he discovered that the sounds grew more distinct. Placing his ear close to the rail, he was convinced that the engine was coming back. The stretch of roadway at this point is straight and level for a quarter of a mile. Stepping from between the rails Murray awaited developments. The sound of the wheels came nearer and nearer. Suddenly around a bend ln the road plunged the outline of the engine. No headlight was visible, the bell was silent, and no warning blast came from the whistle. Not realizing that the engine was on a "wild" run, dashing at the rate of nearly twenty miles an hour, with no j guiding hand at the throttle. Murray nevertheless knew something was wrong, and quickly prepared to carry out the determination of a second. Backing off diagonally from the track he stood, like a sprinter "set" for a race, awaiting the locomotive. As the engine flew by Hurray rushed at the projecting rod from the tender pilot. It was a dangerous feat, but the only chance of stopping the locomotive. His gathered momentum before grasping at the projection and by the accuracy of his calculation accomplished the hazardous undertaking. Murray's fingers closed in a tight grip over the projection rod, and. though jerked from his feet with great force, he managed to retain his hold. His body was thrown across the pilot, but in a moment he had gained a foot ing and climl-ed up on the tender. The first glance toward the engine showed Murray that he had captured a "wild" locomotive. The cab was empty, and the open furnace doors show, d red-hot coals under the boiler. Scrambling to the lever. Murray shut off Ihe steam. When the speed had sufficiently diminished, he brought the fngine to a stop and began an investi gation. From the appearance of the fire Mur ray saw that a Are had been built in the furnace after he quartered his en gine for the night. Then he noticed that the cushions of the cab seats were missing, as was also a coat he CAROLI S DURAN, FIIAXCE'S GREATEST PORTRAIT PAINTER. NEW YORK. March B.— Carolus Duran, ■who is coming to the United States during this month to paint the portraits of American fashionables. Is one of the leading portrait painters of Europe, and the best portrait painter in France. It is believed that M. Duran will attract much attention in America and especially ln New York, for he Is not only the prince of portrait painters, but the prince of posers as well. He ls terribly given to affectation, and has such peculiarities of dress as to make the common people gape with wonder. He sever combs his hair; that is, he combs It very carefully in order to make It look aa THE ST. PAUL GLOBE had left ln the engine. Further inves tigation showed that all of the tools belonging to the locomotive had been thrown into the furnace. These facts gave rise to a suspicion which later resulted In the swearing out of a warrant for the arrest of Pat rlcy Kane, who once worked on the engine, charging larceny and malicious mischief. The chief of police of South St. Paul and several officers were in this city yesterday looking for Kane. The allegation is made that Kane took the engine from the round house ln revenge for losing his position, ran it down the track, where, it is claimed, he destroyed the tools and cab fur nishings, and then, reversing the loco motive, threw open the throttle and jumped off to allow the expensive piece of machinery to dash itself to pieces in the round house pit. INJURES THREE FIREMEN HOSE CART NO. 10 COLLIDES WITH A STREET CAR Capt. Wiilt.li Receives Some Painful Scalp Wounds, and In Confined to Hln Home Two Plnemen Shook I P. but Are Able to Continue on Duty Hiiiv It Happened. While responding to an alarm of Are shortly after 9 o'clock Wednesday even ing. Hose Cart No. 10 collided with a Kandolph street car, injuring three members of the company. Capt. Walsh, who sat on the driver's seat, was thrown violently backward, striking upon his head and receiving several scalp wounds, while Plpemen John Maloney and Dunbar, riding on the rt ar step, were hurled to the ground with violence. The vestibule of the car was demol ished and the gu-ards of the hose cart wrecked. Part of the seat was also broken and two hand chemical flre ex tinguishers damaged. Notwithstanding their injuries, the firemen climbed back on to the hose cart and continued to the fire. While directing his company Capt. Walsh's strength gave way, and he was remov ed to his home. Dr. Davis attended the injured man and sewed up the cuts in his head. While Capt. Walsh's wounds are serious. Dr. Davis is of the opinion that they are not of a danger ous nature. Pipemen Maloney and Dunbar re ceived a severe shaking up and some bruises, but were not seriously hurt. The accident occurred in front of No. 10 engine house, Randolph and Bay streets. The car was east-bound, and as the hose cart dashed from the house, before either driver or motoneer could avert the danger, the collision came. The fact, however, that the driver had time to partially swerve out of the jway of the car prevented a more serious wreck. Capt. Walsh Is still confined to his home, though Pipemen Maloney and Dunbar are able to be on duty. COAL COMBINE INDICTED. Member*, of the Alleged California Trnst Brought to Hook by the Grand Jury. SAN FRANCISCO. March 3.— This afternoon the federal grand jury re turned a true bill against the eight wholesale and the 100 retail coal deal ers who are members of the "coal com bine" recently dissolved by United States, Judge Morrow. They are charged with a violation of the anti trust a. t, which violation is made by statute a criminal offense. The specific charge against the deal ers is that they assisted in restraint of interstate commerce to regulate the price of coal ln Oregon, Washington and other states. Judge Morrow, in the United States circuit court, when issuing a temporary injunction against the association, decided that there was reasonable ground for the contention that it was an unlawful combination. THE EAGLE'S CLAWS. Where They Are Fixed tlie Country- Is German, and Will Sol Remain. BERLIN, March 3.— The semi-official North German Gazette says the following passage occurred in the speech which Emperor Wil liam delivered on Tuesday last at Wilhelms haven, upon the occasion of the 6wearlng in of ihe naval recruits there: "Where the German eagle has seized hold and fixed its claws. that country Ib German, and will remain German." Nullh Marked l'p, MILWAUKEE, Wis., March 3.— A material advance In the price of wire nails goes into effect this month, as the result of the forma tion of a wire nail trust. The advance an nounced is 5 cents per keg on ewentv-penny to sixty-penny nails. There will he also an advance of 7 cents per keg on common three penny shingle nails. If he never touched it at all. His beard, on the other hand, when he wears one, ls labori ously twisted Into two spikes. His studio is one of the most remarkable places in Paris and its occupant one of the most remarkable men. He is a sort of a French James Mc- Neill Whistler. He has painted some of the most noted portraits in Europe, and his list Includes many fortunate Americans. For twenty-flvo years his studio has been located ln the Pas sage Stanislas, within a stone's throw of the Luxembourg. He is a kind friend of stu dents, and withal a real'.y good-hearted man in spite of his odd ways. FRI DAY MORNING MARCH 4, 1898. SHALL BOTH COME IN? IF HAWAII IS ANNEXED BY. UNCLE SAM Hoinv Can He Deny Cuha th« Priv ilege of Coming Under "Old Glory's" Protection "What If the Cuban Insurgents Should Rise In Rebel-ion Against Uncle Suiuf Washington Bureau St. Paul Globe, ) Corcoran Building. ) Special to Tho St. Paul Globe. WASHINGTON, March 3.— Hawaiian annexation has been forgotten ln the overwhelming interest attaching to the Cuban crisis brought about by the ex plosion of the Maine. But while Cuba has thus for the time being displaced Hawaii in popular thought and in con gressional discussion, the two subjects are very closely related, and to an ex tent Interdependent. If Hawaii be an nexed, it is hard to see how Cuba like wise can long be denied admittance to the Union. It is generally taken for granted that Spanish rule on the Island is withering away, whatever may be come of the Maine inquiry or of our general attitude toward the insurrec tion. According to the best military reports received here, Spain has long since ceased to put forth her greatest energies. Where her troops now on the island number perhaps 80,000 effective men, they have at times been not far from 200,000. Her energies are plainly flagging, and if with larger display of foice and strength she was powerless to cope with the insurrection, lt ls dif ficult to understand how anything can be done now with her powers waning and her resources sinking. Cuba seems lost to Spain in fact; and as soon as the actual severence, how ever brought about, becomes recogniz ed by treaty or in law, the question of American annexation is bound to come to the front. Some element in Cuba may be counted on to desire attach ment with this country, and if such an element can once get into control its I status would be similar to that of the Hawaiian government under President Dole now seeking annexation. This clcse resemblance between Hawaiian situation today, and what seems des tined to be the Cuban situation at no very distant tomorrow, is having an obvious effect upon the pending annex ation controversy. When a congress man is now asked if he believes in an nexation, he will be dull indeed if both annexations are not suggested to his mind. The nearness of Cuba, the large American interests on the island, the fact that she is and always will be a commercial dependency of the United States, her strategic position at the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico, have constituted an argument in favor of her ultimate union with this country which has never failed to appeal to a certain element in the American re public since its very foundation. In this light, it wan an appropriate coincidence by which the senate com mittee on foreign relations, almost si multaneously with the Maine explo sion, arrived at the conclusion that the attempt to ratify the pending treaty must be abondoned, and the question referred to the two houses of congress in the form of a joint resolution. Since the annexation project was breached the first question has naturally been the possibility of securing a two-third vote in a secret session of the senate After a long and stubborn fight in which the administration has taken a have come to acknowledge that they the hopelessly short of the necessary two-thirds, but claim that they are within three or four votes of lt The question then goes to the two houses in open session, and the senate com mittee were already studying the vari ous anexatlon resolutions proposed to see which one it was best to adopt when the explanation came. As =oo n as the Cuban excitement quiets down this undertaking will be revived and the country will have a chance to hear the arguments for and against Ha waiian annexation, and with the un derstanding that the acceptance of the project now pending must logically mean at no distant day the acceptance of another of the same kind. The prospect of Cuban annexation raises the interesting question of what might happen in case the insift-gent forces on the island, after coming un der the authority of the United States government, should decide that they did not like it and rise in rebellion. There is no evidence that the fighting bands in the interior of Cuba love the government at Washington for its own sake, but rather as an aid against their present foes. They act upon the principle that one trouble at a time is enough, and, with the opposition to governments in general inherent in all tropical Americans, they are now try ing to throw off Spain. It might hap pen that they would object to becom ing a part of the United States; and still, if a minority who chanced to be in power wanted annexation, agreeable to the Hawaiian precedent, we should have to annex the island, for, as Sen ator Morgan has well said, "the natives of Alaska were not consulted to se« whether they desired to become a part of the United States." Why, then should we consider the native races of either the Hawaiian islands or Cuba' It is evident that the native Hawaiians do not want to become Americans, but they may not have vigor enough to rise in rebellion. With the Cuban na tive population the case might be dif ferent. It would be possible that a clique of cigarmakers and sugar plant ers ln Havana and the other seaports might bring about annexation against the wish of the very forces that are now fighting the Spaniards, and then the next time things did not go to suit these unrecognized forces they might break out in rebellion. How would the United States meet such a situation? Judging from the experience of Spain, it is no light task to subdue these islanders, equipped as they are with incalculable advan tage of a wide tract of Impenetrable mountain wilderness, filled with rocks and caves, and offering almost com plete protection against ordinary sol diery. Public sentiment in the United States, so soon after our criticism of Spain, would hardly warrant sending an enormous army to put down such an Insurrection, and yet American property interests ln Havana and other seaport towns might be such that our government could not honorably decline to maintain order and assert Its sovereignty. This ls one of the pos sibilities, one of the troubles, that might afflict us in the event of annexa tion. It ls not out of the question that the native races of Hawaii may at some time rise in rebellion, and nothing but the strong military au thority of the United States govern ment be sufficient to bring them to subjection. The costliness of running down th" Seminole Indians is a standing lesson on the difficulties of contending against men who have a familiar wilderness in which to hide, and a more recent ex perience with the Apache Indians in Arizona is of the same import. It is plain that the inauguration of the co lonial policy will mean a considerable army as well as navy, and possibly not infrequent occasions for their use. It cannot be said that none of the peoples we have annexed in the past has desired to get away from us again. The Texans, as a part of Mex ico, fought for independence from Spain. They won it, and the next gen eration fought for Independence from Mexico, and won It; and then they be came a part of the United States. Thir teen years later they again took up arms in an attempt to get out of the United States, in which they were un successful, as history so fully records. Representative Johnson's speech ln the house on Washington's birthday has created a great impression. In the present complicated situation it ls im possible to tell how the house would now vote on the question of Hawaiian annexation, assuming that the speaker allowed the issue to come before the house, as he could not well avoid do ing. Many conservative representatives are very uncertain, and while a polling of the house would perhaps not today show many men who are willing to declare their intention of voting against the administration programme, there is no telling what influence may be come operative when the subject ac tually reaches the front. It might not prove a difficult task to defeat it, but, on the other hand, the chances are naturally in its favor, since the Re publicans have a majority of nearly fifty in the house,' and this is distinct ly a party measure. Not a few Demo crats, moreover, are avowedly in its favor. SUNK IN A SHARP SQUALL NINE PEOPLE DROWNED OFF THE FLORIDA COAST AT KEY WEST Three Children Anions the Victims, and Also a Party From the North, .;__<•_.<* at a Small Hint el Not Far From the Scene of the Acci dent. KEY WEST, PI a., March 3. — The schooner Speedwell, Capt. Collier, from Marco, Pla., for Key West, was struck by a squall today while off Marquesas, eighteen miles from here, and capsized. Nine persons were drowned out of thirteen on board. Among the victims were three children of Capt. Collier, George, Tom and Wilbur, aged re spectively four, six and eight, and the entire Nichols family, Bradley Nichols and his wife, their son and the latter's wife and two grandchildren. The fam ily was from Bridgeport, Conn. Those saved are: Capt. Collier, Sam uel Cats and Jesse Greene, deck hands, and R. W. Bate, of Myers, Fla., a pas senger. The Nichols family ls said to have been well-to-do. All had been staying for a month or two at a small hotel kept by Capt. Collier at Marco, and they were on their way home. The survivors say the Speedwell, which was a small vessel of about twenty-five tons, was making slow headway this morning against a head wind. About 7 o'clock Capt. Collier was at the wheel, and the Nichols family and the Collier children were in the cabin asleep. , Suddenly a squall came howling up abeam. Cates and Green rushed to take in sail. As the sails flapped loose the squall caught the- schooner and blew her over on the port side. Collier, the deck hands and Mr. Bates were swept into the sea, t ut caught the rigging just ln time to save them selves. The wind, rain and waves drowned the dying cries of the impris oned Nichols family and the Collier children. The men lashed themselves to the rigging. After being there for two hours, the sea subsided. Then they got the dingey loose, baled her out with a hat, broke a thwart in two pieces and, with these for oars, rowed toward Marquesas. After going three miles they were picked up exhausted by a fishing sloop and b_<- ifr'c here about 4 o'flock this evenim,. Soon after being brought into port Capt. Collier and Jesse Green went out on the yacht Buccareer, accompanied by a diver, to try to recover the bodies. HALIFAX, N. S., March 3.— The steamship Maria Richmeres, on her maiden trip, Bremen for Baltimore, was towed into this port today by the steamer Alpha, with a tall end shaft broken. CRAZED BY DREYFUS CASE. Artist Driven to Snteide by the Ex citement That Has Attended the 'Whole Affair. PARIS, March 3.— The Dreyfus case has had a fresh victim, an artist whose head has been literally turned by the excitement, and who jumped out of a high window under the delu sion that he was Maj. Esterhazy, and that the police were coming to arrest him. Ever since the beginning of the Zola trial this hapless Individual made him self conspicuous by the extreme vio lence with which he discussed the pro ceedings at the assizes. He never tired of defending Maj. Esterhazy. Upon one occasion he narrowly escaped arrest for creating a disturbance in the street. As Zola's trial neared its conclusion the artist grew worse, and finally he identified himself with the troubles of Maj. Esterhazy so that he came to confuse his own Identity with his hero's. He thought he was Maj. Es terhazy and everybody about him was conspiring to bring about his downfall. M'CLEARYS IMPORTANT POST. He Will Have Charge olf the Distri bution of Literature tor the Republicans. WASHINGTON, March 3.— The ex ecutive committee of the Republican congressional committee was announ ced tcday: Representative J. A. T. Hull, Iowa; J. G. Cannon, Illinois; D. H. Mercer, Nebraska; Senators Redfield Proctor, of Vermont; J. H. Galiinger, of New Hampshire; John L. Wilson, of Washington, and Representatives J. T. McCleary, of Minnesota; H. C. Lou denslager, of New Jersey, and Rich mond Pearson, of North Carolina, In addition to tha- executive commit tee it was also announced that Repre sentative McCleary will have charge of the literary department of the con gressional committee, j This is an im portant post, as a large amount of Re publican literature will be put out this campaign and circulated throughout the country. LEAGUE ISLAND ACTIVITY. Vessels Belnio. Prepared for Sea as Rapidly as Possible. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., March 3.— Lieut. William A. Gill, United States navy, ln charge of the hydrographie offlce, received orders from the navy department today to report for active duty on the monitor Mian tonomah, March 10. The Miantonomah is tn course of hurried preparations for sea service and is expected to Join the Amphltrlte, Mon adnock, Terror and otlu-rs of her claas, at that time. Three drafts of seamen were received at the navy yard today, aggregating thirty seamen. Nine of these came rrom the Brooklyn navy yard, and were assigned to aervice on the Columbia. Twelve from Boston and nine from Norfolk were Quartered on the Rich mond to await service on board the Mian tonomah. ' The commanding officer for the cruisers Columbia and Minnea.po.is have not yet been announced, but lt ls said unofficially at the yards tonight that Capt:' Sands, formerly of the Columbia, will be In command of the Minneapolis, and Capt. J. J. Reed, of Mount Holly, N. J., now on the reserve list, will have charge of the Columbia. The two big turret* on the Miantonomah were turned today for the first time ln a year and worked eatlsfactorily. The deck of the Katahdin, within the steel casing, \a now being caulked. Her machinery Is re ported to m in first class condition. GEN. GOMEZ RULES CUBA WHOLE EAST OF THE ISLAND CON TROLLED BY INBURGENTS Aa Much Admitted by Members of the Party, Including Senator Proctor, Which Vlalted Matanzna —Court Haa Testimony in Addi tion to That Given by the Dlvcrn. HAVANA (Via Key West, Fla.), March 3.— A naval officer here today, In reply to a suggestion that it was a pity that suoh an important decision as the verdict of the court of inquiry into the Maine explosion should rest solely upon the testimony of divers, who seemed men of only average in telligence, replied: "The court of inquiry has not had to depend upon divers' testimony alone." Then, realizing that he had said more than he intended, the officer resumed his habitual reserve. It ls believed that the testimony of Lieutenant Commander Wainwrlght was highly important as bearing upon the question of the existence of sub marine mines. The government has employed an expert photographer now in Havana, who will send to the navy department In Washington photo graphs of armor plates and different portions of the wreck Immediately after recovery from the water. If the Spanish court of inquiry un der Capt. Peral has a definite plan of action, which seems doubtful, lt has . r "OA?* - » .atfrb \^rij^r7^77s\^ %V n THE YELLOW KID AT HIS BEST. COURT ITS OWN MASTER IT NEED NOT WAIT FOR ORDERS TO RETURN TO HAVANA Secretary I, uny. Denies Absolutely That a Partial Report Has Been Received hy the Navy Department —A Quiet Day at Washington. With No Neivs From Havana. WASHINGTON, March 3.— Secretary Long said, at the close of his day at the navy department, that no word had been received from the court of in quiry, and that no orders had been, or would be given as to the movements of the court from Key West, as the court was fully authorized to shape its own movements. The original orders to the court were Issued by Admiral Sicard, as com mander of the fleet to which the Maine belonged, and lt has the technical status of an admiral's court, reporting directly to him, both as to its move ments and as to its flnal report on the cause of the disaster. The understanding here ls that the court has not concluded its work, but will return to Havana to take testi mony which has been delayed by the difficulties in the way of the divers. That Admiral Sicard expects this move back to Havana was shown by a | dispatch from him a few days ago sug gesting that arrangements l>e made for a vessel to take the court back. As the lighthouse tender Mangrove had been doing this service, the treasury department was asked to assign the Mangrove for the return of the court to Key West, and this was done. With these arrangements concluded. It is said at the navy department that the court will proceed without consult ing officials here. Cuban Relief. Arrangements are being made for the trip of the cruiser Montgomery and gunboat Nashville to Cuban ports with relief supplies. The navy department was advised today that the Mailory line steamer leaving New York next Saturday would carry, free of charge, seventy-five tons of supplies, to be transferred to the Montgomery and Nashville at Key West. The Mallory steamer is expected to take about four days ln the run down the coast, so that the transfer to the warships and their start to Cuba cannot be made before next Thursday. The two warships are poorly adapted for carrying supplies, having scant quarters for their own sup plies of cordage, provisions, canvas and ship's equipment. It is only because they can make the run ln daylight that any attempt is made to carry the seventy-flve tons of supplies. These will be stored on the spar deck, and, with good weather and daylight run, will not subject them to any damage. The only telegram relating to the Maine disaster that came to the navy department during the day was the following from Commander Forsyth, at Key West: Brought one body unidentified, and Paul Loftus, private marine; Jeremiah Shea, coal passer; John Heffner, ordinary seaman; Thomas J. Waters, ordinary seaman, wound ed from Tortugas. The wounded will be sent to tbe army hospital. The funeral of the body has started for the cemetery. In the course of the lnq'uiry into the naval resources of the United States an order has been issued to make a test of the machinery of the old war mon itors at the League Island navy yard. These are single-turreted craft that are armed with big smooth-bore guns in turrets that could likely be pierced by the modern high-powered rifles on the battleships, but they would still be of service in an emergency. Secretary Long today authorized an absolute denial of a report asserting that a partial or preliminary report had been received by the government from the Maine inquiry board lndicat. PRICE TWO CENTS— J°» »»»•» " — i n vi; cittern. The Globe's Bulletin FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1898. Fair and colder— See Page 4, Col. 1. The bulletin appears today on the fourth page, where lt will hereafter be found. not been made public. The Spanish divers will, of course, report the re sult of their observations to the Span ish court of inquiry, but when or where has not been made known. Senator Proctor has seen much in a short time, and there is good author ity for saying that he will make the results of his observations known in a strong speech ln the senate on his re turn to Washington. At Matanzas, Miss Barton and Sen ator Proctor under the guidance of United States Consul Bryce and Mr. Govas, the British vice consul, saw ex tremes of suffering they had never conceived possible. Four persons died In one ward while the party were there. Senator Proctor was reticent on the subject, but others of the party de clared that the whole east of tho island was under the control of Gen. Maximo Gomez. Senator Proctor, however, went so far as to say: "Certainly a peculiar state of affairs exists. A resident of Ma tanzas told me that if I wished to cor respond with Gen. Gomez, he would send my letter to him and have an an swer back In a short time." ing or declaring that the loss of the Maine was due to an external explo sion. He said that no report of any kind had been received, and that the public had all the Information that had been received. Secretary Long spent a good part of the morning in close communnication with Chairman Boutelle, of the house naval committee. He denied himself to all other callers, ahd, from time to time, sent for the various bureau chiefs of the department, a pretty clear indi cation that Mr. Boutelle was being supplied such Information as the de partment could furnish as to the needs of the naval service. It was stated later that no emergency measures were discussed. Some private letters are coming to I Washington from officers in Havana, | but, while they all have something to | say touching the Maine explosion, it cannot be seen that the statements are based upon any recent and gener ally known developments. A most substantial evidence or sym pathy for the survivors of the Maine ' and the families of the victims came to hand at the navy department today in the shape of a check for $500 from President Dole, of Hawaii. The money was turned into the Maine relief fund. Yachts conveying newspaper corre spondents and dispatches between Ha vana and Key West are not exclusively employed as pleasure vessels, and are not, therefore, under a ruling of Act ing Solicitor Reeve, of the treasury, entitled to the privilege of American yachts. TO HANDLE ITSLUMBER COMPANY ORGANIZED TO DEAL IN COAST PRODUCTS May Become One of the Big. Enter prizes o)I the Northwest Will Handle 10,000 Carloads Ship ping the Stuff to Eastern Poiuts Organized in Wisconsin. In a few days the Coast Lumber com pany, of this city, will begin business, and then will be launched what may develop into a gigantic enterprise in the West. The company was recently incorporated in Wisconsin, and ls com posed of the leading lumbermen of that state and Minnesota. Its present capi tal is $100,000, but if the business proves as successful as is anticipated, it will, if deemed judicious, be increased. The leading spirit in the concern is Frederick Weyerhaeuser, of St. Paul, with whom are associated Thomas Ir vine, also of this city; W. H. Laird, of Winona, and C. H. Ingram, O. H. In gram and D. R. Moon, of Eau Claire, Wis. The officers of the company are: President— Thomas Irvine. Vice President and Treasurer— Frederick Weyerhaeuser. Secretary— W. I. Ewart. Assistant Secretary— ll. G. Foster. It is the purpose of the new company to handle all the lumber products of the Pacific coast. That means a mo nopoly of the lumber business in Wash ington, Oregon and California. The woods principally handled will be cedar, fir and spruce, and the company expects to ship 10,000 car loads a year to points as far Bast as Boston." Its business will be confined to the North ern states, for yellow pine and cypress are used in the South. The company has no mills yet, but will use the products of mills already in operation. These will probably pass into the company's possession as the business increases. The company does not at present contemplate extending Its field to Alaska. The company's headquarters are in the National German-American Bank building; branch offices will be estab lished at Tacoma, Chicago and Buffalo. Vatican Reception. ROME. March 3.— The pope today received in audience each member of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, who called to congratulate his holiness upon the twenty first year of his pontificate, which opens to day. LIBERALS CARRY LONDON THE COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS WITHOUT NOTABLE INCIDENT Retnrn of a Number of Ex. rem* •Win l im., Feature of the _t*m__M I'rolmhle Majority for the I'roifrenMlves of Over Tivent, John Bui-iih lloldn Hli. Seat. ,I^ E ' y aiXh 3 - The ***** to day for members of the county coun cil passed off with no noUble Incident ?^. a T^ mpt ,_° f ,he Barl ,jf Denbigh to oust John Hums in Baiters.,, failed Earl Russell, Progressive candidate was defeated at Hammersmith Among those re-elected are the Barf of Hardwicke, Baron Monkswell <j r Horace Farquhar. M. P.. and th light Blundell Maple, M. p. | The latest returns 'show that the I Progressives have elected slxty-sevea | of their candidates and the Moderate! , toi-ty. A recount win be necessary in I Chelsea, and the results in th.- Htv proper, Fulham and vVadsworth, will j not be declared until tomorrow Thus far the Progrearfvet show a net gain of thirteen seats. The .Mod crates have gained only two seats in Central Finsbury, and this was ..wing to a split in the Progressive ranks The polling showed no marked' mii n i crease over previous elections, but the return of n number of extreme Social ists ls a feature of the result It is expected that the Progressives will nave a majority of at least twenty four in the new county council. Despite the disagreeable sleet ard rain great crowds awaited the result ln Fleet street, at Battersea and other centers of exciting contests. There was a great gathering of Liberal polltidons at the National Liberal club, where the Progressive victories were hailed with delighted cheering. Although the Conservative party made strong attempts to to infuse poli tics Into the contest, resulting in a somewhat increased poll, the increase was not in the direction they desired. The Progressives secured 15,000 votes increase against an increase of 5,000 for tne Moderates, thus improving their position almost everywhere, in addition to the seats gained. Tlie Daily News will say tomorrow; "We hope her majesty's government feels comfortable this morning. They deliberately descended into a purely municipal arena, and have been sound ly thrashed for their pains." HITCH INOOUBPS PLANS OFFICERS ARE AT KEY WEST, AP PARENTLY AWAITING ORDERS Lieut. Marlx the Only Member of the Court to Cotme on Shore, and He Wan Innhle to Sny When Ihe Inquiry Mould Be Hent-.ved at Havana, KEY WEST, March 3.— Judge Advo cate Marlx was the only officer of the court of inquiry' on shore today. t'a..t. Sampson remained on board the lowa and Capt. Chadwick and Lieutenant Commander Potter on the New York. Even the stenographers took a holiday. Some hitch has occurred in the plans of the court, though it Is understood that the members are awaiting orders from Washington through Admiral Sl card. Lieut. Marlx said that he did not know when the court would leave Key West. An unidentified body from the Maine wreck was brought here this morning on the coast survey . steamer Bache. One gun division from the United States cruiser Marbiehead, under tlie command of Lieut. Anderson, received the remains. A hearse was in waiting but it proved to be too small for the coffin, which was then taken to the city cemetery, covered with the stars and stripes, in a plain wagon. The body was buried in the cemetery with honors usually accorded to a d< a.l sailor. Four wreaths were placed on the flag which covered the coffin. At the cemetery the chapiain read a short sermon. The survivors of the Maine were among those present at the inter ment. There were no demonstrations. HAVANA, March 3.— The operations of the divers this morning were inter rupted by a heavy thunder storm. The wreckers later began working with ap parent vigor. The Meiritt was anchor ed on the starboard side aft of the Maine with a big barge opposite h^-r on port side. The Right Arm was di rectly astern of the wreck. One body was recovered today. Tt was that of a white man about thirty years of age. It- was not identiii.-.1. The Spanish divers did not go down today, but the American divers got some fixed ammunition out of the f'-r --w ard part of the wreck. Gen. Blanco returned to the Hotel Inglaterra the' recent call of courtesy of Senator Proctor. Senator Proctor may leave Havana on Saturday for home, though the time of his departure is not yet decided. He may remain here until Wednesday, and ln that case will probably take a trip into the province of Pinar del Rio with Supt. Elwell. of the Red Cross society, unless the stormy weather changes the programme. TORPEDO BOATS IfMIIM. Both Faster Thnn In li eg n i red hy the Contract. BRISTOL, R. 1., March 3.-The two new government boats, the Gwyn and Talbot, Just completed by the Herrcschoffs, were given their official speed trials today in Narragan sett bay under favorable cond.tlons. and both exceeded their contract speed, the former mailing an average of 2i».9 knots per hour and the latter 21.1. The company figured that as the C.wwi had been In the water about ten da>s and the Talbot only two, the slight roughness on the former would account for the difference be tween the two boats, and that they are prac tically equal. RUSH ORIIEH FOR I'HOJIU TILES. Steel Work* Running; Mull, nml Day V. it li Extra HandN. READING, Pa.. March J.— Hoginning next Monday the Carpenter Stfel Works will go on double turn, working on projc tiles for the government and employing 3-0 instead of 225 hands. NEW YORK, March 3.— There is a con tinuance of the activity at the New York arsenal. The shipping of shells and other projectiles to the fortifications about the har bor continues. The supply of ammunition has been Increased in all the magazines, and so arranged that it can be immediately avail able. Spain t'nnnot Bny. NEW YORK, March 3— The report that Spain is negotiating to buy from Chile throa warships, now In course of construction In England, Is characterized as absurd by gov ernment officials here, says the Valparaiso correspondent of the Herald. Cycllnta Loyal. NEW YORK, March 3.— Cyclists all over the country, particularly the members of the League of American Wheelmen, are prepar ing to offer their services to the government ln case open hostilities are declared l> tww v Spain and the United States. Of tho 107.0J0 members of the league, fully _o,i*..i, it ls es timated, cuuld be called upon. Colored Men Loyal. COLUMBIA, S. C, March 3. One thou sand colored militiamen of South Car llna tendered their services to Gov. Ellerbee. to day in case of war.