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YOL.XLVX 90,136 BOOK IBLAJD ILL. MONDAY, MARCH 28 1898. PRICI HOLD COT! MAINE MESSACEtS SUBMITTED Trcsident Accompanies the Report by Detailed Statement to Congress. HE STILL HAS FAITH IX SPAIN'S HONOR Believes That Sense of Duty and Friendly Relations Will Dictate the Course The Cabinet Meeting Receives Reassuring Advices From Minister Woodford. Washiafrtoa. March 38 Public in-' posed ot officer! well qualified to dis Wrest over the report of the Heine j charge the duties imposed on them, floart of inquiry It et white beet o If af aW a H? daylight crowd begaa to Meem- The conclations of the court are: b,e et the cepitol. Hoare before "That the lot of tho Msine was not ooagress set the public gelleriea in any respec: due to feu'.t or nejrli were crowded end hu dreds were gence of any of the officers or crew, t imed ewej. Not in e quarter of e "Thet the thip wee destroyed by cntary have each crowds sorted the eiplosion of a submarine mine through the corridor, end ej toon which ctmed the partial exploiion e the preliminaries were eoncladed of two or more of her forward maga In the hone, the report of tho Maine sine, end thtt m evidence hm been bard of Inquiry ecc unuenied by obtainable titing the resposibility n.ev fr t. the president tu pre- for the destruction of the Msino upon snted end read There wee en out nay person or persons. hurst of spplnuie when the mssssgr ws eoneluded. It we referred wlthont debttt,i th- committee on foreign elfeirs. The death of Re pre eentatiee Slmpkiaa wai ennjunccl ad the hca adjoa r,.-1 ' I bare directed thst tho find leg of the coart of inquiry end views of this government thereon be communicated to the government a her majesty, the queen, and I do not permit ro w f to The message review the Incident doubt that the sense of justice of the from the time when it we deoided Spanish nation will dictate a course t renew friendly naval visits to Ca- of action suggested by honor at.d the bn waters at the suggestion of car friendly relations of the two govern- eoaenlar repreeenUtivae ae a symbol ment. It wa the duty of the eiec- o' good will and the protection cf uMve to alvlse congress of the result American interests, vn thoagb the and meantime deliberate contidera- l umediate aeeit therefor did n t. n I invoked. etist It says the Maine was seat e Havana after a eonfarecr ) with tht Hpanisa n r and the authorities, a; Madrid. Ilsvaaa was ar tilled and t ie aanonnroment was rooetved tv t ie SpaaUa government with apprr c ation of a friendly character, the; r turning the conrteey by sending Spnaish ship to oar port. Mean. whi' the Maine entered Havana bar b r the Jth of Jaauary. The ar rival was marked tiy no special Inci dents, but theetchange of customary silutes sad cerenunlel visits. Ti f ta umi. The message then reocunte the ef fect of the etplosi n which wrecked the entire forward part of the ship by which two officsrs and 360 of her crew periebed. either a the result of the eiploeion or by drowning. It mentioaa prompt assistance from s irrnuadiag veeswl. especially th .Spanish cruiser Alpbco.au XII. the generous treatment I the wounded at the i hospital., which were freely opened, the interment by the niumoipal government of the earliest r ecovered bodies, and the tnbutee of grief and sympathy offered from all the) official martera on the island. 1 he rat effect in this country wns i itenee eicitement which In a com munity less just and self controlled than ours, night have led to haty acta of blind reeentment. This spirit, however. oa gave way to the calmer pro ceee of reason and a resolve to in vestigate the facts and await mate, rial proof before f irming judgment as 1 1 th cause and the responsibil i'y. and If th fct warranted th fiue.lj'ue 1m. c. ursr necessarily recommead itself Irom the onteet to the eiecutive, for only in the liht rf a dipaloaately ascertained oei. tsinty could it determine the nnlure end meaenre It doty fnlly in the ma'ter The usual procedure fol 1 iwed. aem all caee of eaeaalty or disaster to national vessels ot any raaralime tat A naval coart of in quiry wae at once organised, com- William McKihlit. A laaa'a Ttalluiunr. One of the main points brought out in the testimony in the Maine case will correct the impression prc vniling over the country that the battleship's p -in n was not changed from the time she cntertd the b arbor until blown up. Among the important testimony before the Maine court ot Inquiry is that of Chief of Gunners Mate Olsen, of the United Slates battleship Iowa. Ho told bow ho bad been aent to Ha vana for the purpose rt doing diving duty on the wreck. He had ascended our iimes. mating eight or nine our totnl examination. Olsen told bow on hie first descent he went over the forward part ef the ship. To use bis expression be said: "I found lb, wreck all blown up. I found n lot of grate bars down there." The sec ond time hs went dowa further and forward, and there located n lot of l in, h shells. Forward ot these the platee were bent inboard over them. The next time ho went down outtidc the ship and forward of the crane on the port side. He followed the bottom nlong and f onnd the ship's side blown outward and alongside the crane could be walked on. "At the part where sho was blown up," the witness said, - part of her bot tom platee were turned np. Then you follow the bottom from there np and the plates are blown outboard. At ths top and underneath the bot tom they are blown inboard and bent in." adjourned ont ot respect to the late Representative Simpkins. The report was referred to the com mittee on foreign relatione without debate OewfracewKa Express Tnmslve. Hall, of Iowa, chairman of the mil itary affaire committee, said: "There is no question now that the Maine was blown up by a Spanish mine; Mat the sb'p was ancbored over n m'nt : that the mine was plaoed there by the Spanish, and control extr ciscd over the Spanish officers by its government is ail the control which any government sould have. I favor Immediate intervention la Cabn by tbrs country." Dolliver, of Iowa, said: "There port ahows the explosion was the re sult of a well planned conspiracy. In olvlng many persons expert in the use of infernal weapons and having access to military stores of Havana government. It was an tcs of barbar ism. As a whole the case now stands our doty is to ecd the miser in Cu ba bywhatever means necessary. It is plain. I hope there will be no hesi- tation and little delay." Hew Spain Vlaw It. London, March 23 Tne Stand ard's Madrid special says, Spain, in replying to the L'oited States note of the 23d. static? "contingencies are fast approaching action in the Cuban matter forahad owed on the president's message and diplomatic correspondence," firmly says Spain cannot admit tho infer ence in the American note, and dep recates the sending of c fliclal relief and warships to Cuba as tending to retard the pacification of the colony. Bpala Ha Ifo Tat Aetad. Madrid, March 28. Sagasta dc- clares Spun has not sent a noto to the United States on the subject ot Cuban relief. Hblr7 a r Dint; gqaadroa. Hampton Roads, March 28. Com-m-dore Schley took command of the flying squadron today. 7orl-n Newe la Oanaral. Pekin, March 28 The Chinese garrisons have been withdrawn from fort Arthur and Ta Lien Wan. The Russians are landing and hoisting the Russian dig at both places. Lrndon, March 28 Sa isbary has started for Ueaulieu. A Just and True Claim. CONDITIO I HOBS. MUM RINU. labia ssaau la Mpaaaal ftaaaton aa K salve Adataae torn Woodford. Wasbingtcn, March A special cabinet meeting ibis morning waa largely devoted to reading of the president's message Several minor changes were made. La'e messages from Woodford, though not made public, are known to be reassuring and give a basis for the belief that the strain may be satisfactorily re lieved. It is undoubtedly true that Spain is willing to go even so far aa to withdraw her troops from Cuba on conditions which it not satisfac tory to this government aro more liberal and conciliatory than nay thiag heretofore received, clearly indicating the purpose to avoid war, even if ahe is compelled to make sao rifioee never before considered. Nev- ortueleaa negotiators have I passed the danger point. not Be AraUstM Washington. March 28. Concern lag the report ot armistice it can be stated positively that there will be ao sgrtemeat oa the basis of armis tice tor sight moathe or aay other period. The senate, after a abort session, daring which tho report of the Maiae inquiry board and the presi dent massage wore received. Diamond Dyes Alone on the Top Round of Perfection. The Diamond Dyes for Wool, Silk, Cotton aad Mixed Gooda are wonder ful triumphs of science, and embody new discoveries that are unknown to the makers of imitation dyes. Able and expert analytical chemists have made aevere chemical teats, tak ing in all known makes of package dyes, and have established the fact that Diamond Dyes, being the only pure make, will dye more goods with a given quantity of dye than any other dye in the world. Being the strongest iu coloring power, the Diamond Dyes are by far the cheap est for home use. If you would dye with ease, pleas ure and satisfaction, and keep your temper unruffled, yen must use Dia mond Dyes. No adulterations to make bulk; no impurities iu Dia mond Dyes. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. per cent, at the NICE STATE OF AFFAIRS THIS. lafaraal Iknhiuc fiaul to n tUSf Oad by feMjius '-iK-st QsHsaaV1 Columbia City. Ind , Man h IS. Not svlthstanrtins t;e fat that the h'imes of the BaTSSwl councilmen of this city are b iug guarded night and day, violence from ciitxer.a beJasj (tared, an infernal machine was found Saturday morning on the fcteis of the raaaoawM of Coun cilman Hiffendaifr. The maehine cun aisttd cf a Ugir Oox, in which were two boltl'S 'f i i. through th' rinks if which extended fusts; a bum h of oll aaturated cotton an'i acsSMl dynamite cartridges bawjad in Goal dust. Matches were so arranced lh.it the hea ls won. ! come in cor.tact with a piece of saml papev assi thus it- ignited whin lb BtWat shou'd e oi ened. An Investigation is BOW in progress. A few days ago ail of the city aaVtaJa received notices teaming them tha' they were to be killed. The notices v.ere ornamented ivith skulls. etwBB bones, dnitxers and the like. No atten tion was 'aid to these letters, as the ofti ials considered th-m aimp'.y the ef forts of would-W wits. A tew hours before these notices were received a delegation of the women of the city visit, d the council chaml r ard pre rented a protest against certain Im provements whiih had been ordered. tn heiag received with scant courtesy by tho officials they Ir. ated them to A tongue lashing the lik- of which was never henrd here before. The efhole tfuMe grows out of the fa;-t that the city officials are l'-t -rmir.ed toomtrjet a sanitary an 1 storm fewer in the main streets and that the taxnay. rs almost unanimously oppose the move. Pro tests without number have been ig nored, and the peojle are det-rmined t mak" the officials heed them in soma way. HANGING IS TOO GOOD FOR HIH Datll la Hainan 1mm Oimmlta an Atro eStf on Hi- Wife. Itutte. Mont . Marjji 3. Patrl k Mur phy, a miner, has bwBi arrested f rrr.' t atrccloos ar.:! flfndish cnlty to his wife. He had I eat n her, and the wo man took refuge In the cellar. When she thought ho r husband had Wt ire house she tried to come out through a trap door in the Moor. Murphy, who was on the watch. Jumped i.n the door and caught cneof h r arms between the door ar. l the n . r. 'o re he h Id i rrm Then he s'-.wly poured a kettle of scald ing water over ier crm. unhe. ding the woman's piteous cries and moans for mercy. The arm was boiled from fingers to shouider. and amputation waa neces sary. Sole Vry light in llatana. ni. i i ..i .. ae. aeswaaway was election day In Havana and was more quiet than many elections In New York Chicago and other large American cities It is too soon to give the result of the elections, but claims are mtde that the government ticket. Including twenty Autonomists and ten Conserva tives, has been ejected. The vote in the dry has been very light Window glass is up order of the trust. Tin plate has fallen to $2.70 per 100 lbs. because the trust is disrupted. Flour is $30 a barrel and starvation prevails In the Interior of the republic of: Hayti. Gladstone's condition is that of an aged man simply waiting for death, which is probably not far off. Representative John Simkins, of Mas sachusetts, died of heart failure Satur day night. He was only 36 years old. George? and Anthony Alderemott, young sons of John Alderemott, were killed by an electric street car at Ak ron. O. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dowling, of Charleston, Ills., Saturday celebrated the fifty-ninth anniversary of their wedding. The body of William Marvin was Sat urday taken from the debris of the Wabash avenue fire at Chicago ninth body recovered. - ' Oxford won the annual boat race against Cambridge Saturday cm the Thames. Cambridge was "not in It" from the start. It is the talk in boxing circles at Haw York that Fitzsimmons will give Mc Coy a chance to show what eort cf champion he Is. Illinois teachers in session at Jack sonville elected David Felmley, Normal, president, and Gertrude R. Chapin, Ga'.esburg, secretary. General William Booth, commander-in-chief of the Salvation Army, has arrrived at Chicago, and been given a reception by the Fress club. Delia Sadville, who had her knee permanently injured by falling through a defective sidewalk at Chicago, hes neuSfcd a verdict of $10,000 asaicst the cltv.- Very Reverend Peter J. Marck died at Ieeatur. Ills.. Saturday nigbt. He w as rector of St. Patric k's church, and one of the best known priests In Illi nois. The house of Edward Hansman at Kent. Minn., was burned, and all the family perished in the flames, including Mr. Hansman, his wife, and five children. The wrestling match at New York between Youssouff, the Turk, and Roeber, the world's champion Graee.i-Roman wrestler, was a fiasco. Rreber kept uway until the Turk rushed at him and pushed him off the platform. wrenching his back. The match went to Roeber on the foul. itagswU Wins In the Klectlons. Madrid, March 2S. The elections In the capital Were without especial inci dent. The elected deputies include five Liberals, one Independent and two Con servatives. Despite great precautions at Filbao there was much disorder. A body of 100 miners tried to commit acts of violence. It is reported that a So cialist has beaten a Conservative candl date there. All the other provinces are reported calm. The Sagasta party will have a big majority in the coctes. Death of Mrs. Jndga Bryan. Chicago, March 2. Mrs. Thomas B Bryan, mother of Charles Page Bryan, United Statesminlster to Brazil, Is dead of heart paralysis in her home at Elm hurst. The remains will be interred at Washington Republican Nominate at Eau Claire. Eau Claire, Wis., March 28. The Re publican city convention nominated Dr. J. H. Noble for mayor, B. S. 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