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TH ABQPB. TXJEHDAY. MARCH 29 18S8.
NAU (IMPORT. Raaponaibility for Wrack of tha Main Not Placed. UTROTED Rf M Bi t RISE VMMI all.y ft,. Rawarl I Cbbb'ipp ..pak.l by a - - ia, aad Btwt. Thai Ik tawlntMH f ih. Curl In-iurp M w.i to ih. ip,, KWaral -T.il af IK brl-rnlMi; Important Wllmam. To Ih r.inarras n( ih 1'nllrd State : Fnr v m Dm pri. r to lb visit of th Main in iit r harrwr our consular reprepentativee k. i.-. out th advan tages la r.cw fri.m th visit of national htp to th Cuban water. In jrruptum lr ih popl In th prariK of our flaa aa th pymN l of t, . , will ,,, ,,f our hl in ihe fulfillment of th mla plnn of i r to American Inter est ven th-uah o immediate need therf.,r might eilat. Arronllnaly on th ?lth of January lat. after rnfrnr.. with th "innl-h mlBlatr. In Mrh th renewal if vlpita nf our tpr t -.! in niitnh waa dlruand and arrcptrd. th pnlri anlar authority at Madrid and Hav an wer mlvlpe.i of th purr-a 'f this Ri'Vrnmat to r uni- frimiu naval vltte t iiihaa porta and tha-fTh that view th M.tln wou'd forthwifa rail at tha port .tf Havana. This r.nuno nent w.p rrrird by th "pat lh tfv rnirnl o-nfc aprrM-latkin of th fiin ' ly rharai fr of th vtcaft of th Maine aad win th a .... . f Int. nt .n t.. refttrn tha r"rtey by pending ilpanlph hir to th principal p..rt af lb i nlt l Krata. Wain Kattera Nattpa Marfenr. g?an while th Main enter-d th prt f Havana -n th Jllh n January br arrival being market with m pp.ial In.i.lent li.fa th ru nana of cup tomarv aalat a ad rrnx ntal visits. Tha Main rontlnud In th harN.r . f Havana dur n ih thr- webe (..Hew ing hi-r arrival No apprw-kahl ex i'llmnt attend.. I hr tay n the r.T trarv a rlm .f rllf and cnlVIerc fnllo. ..1 th r -.inuti. n of th h-ng In irrur-d fri ndly latrears. fw n, tirid wan thta imnv-diat rt ,,f br lll that Ih- Bar.siil genera; plr. ng. W " that th prr- ,,f . ,,r Phlt-p In ruhan waters h.uld h krpt up hy rtainlo ih Ma'n at Havana, or la th nt of br wall, by ndina an other eaal to tab Mr plar At for ty ml nut- raet m th evenlna: "f Ih 1Mb of Fehrunry th Main wva -atrcy. hy an tp..ai.n. hy whtrh Iho nllr forward tart of th ship waa at-t-f. wrrb4 In thip raiaatroph tw . .m. ra and .f her e rw prlhd. thoa who were not hMleil nutria! i I . br rlii. n hina pnnd liween drhe by th tanat of arnkan and drown. I l,y th imm -dlate Plnblnc of th ball. a ai lata a Waa Irmfi. f'minpt asalpt.i ner nap rndred hy th ni"Mnrina v p'p anrhornl in the harhnr aid hina eppialy given l.y h hoata of ih ianrab rrair Ai phonao Xlf ami th Ward line p .am. r rily nf Waahina-t..n. whkh lay avt fir dlatant Th.- n..uiid-d wr a-nroup-ly rar--d fr hy th authritlp t vana. Ih hoppltai helna freely otwaid ta thra. w hll th artli re-..v.r. , h-ti. ..f ih tad wer Interred i t . munlripality in a pul.l.- . met ry in th elty Trlhutea of rrlef and evn. pathy wer of7r-d fr-m all offl. u tuartera of th Ulan. I Th pppalllna ralamlty r II u,.n the p"Pl -f iur r.Mintiy aith riiPhinit rl and fnr a by bit llm an 'nfen ettii,nt pryalld. wbkh In a com munity laa hiat anl plf than nura. mlaht hav lil to hapty a i of Mind raniirienf Thta pprlt bjaaja. ever, aoon care way to th ralrner pneaea of reaaon an-l to th r iU lo Inveailvat th fa. ip and await lb material pr-mf hf.r furminc a Juda mnt aa to th ran the r prnpihl. Ity. and if th tata warranted, tha remedy du ...in f t,alrv Oesaaltee). Thla .iturpe nrBarlly r. ;. n '-4 ltPlf from Ih out pef to the earriitlve for only In the liaht of a dlPr.ipl..nate ly aarvrtalned rerta nty uuld It deter mln the nature and meaaure of li full mity In th matter The ueiid t.r . ura waa fidhiwed. aa In all rap ..f raaualty or dlaaater to national v. ppla of any marlllm atat A naval murt of lnulrv waa at oy-e oraaultrd rini. poad ..f .ifrl. erp well .u;ltnd l y rank and praniral eapefi-ni t.. ha-c-lh nneroua duty I nr-.p,! ,M.n lh, m Aldd by a atrtr f..rr if rrthera and dlverp th r .rt prttd to mak -a thnrnaah Inveatlaaflon ..n the aid mpl..ylna every avaiUM m.-anr for th impart'.i; and e.art deierminat..n nf Ih rauaep of the evp..aion Ita aperailona have tn conditrted with th utmoat dllt.iatlon and Judcm. in and ahlle ind. . n.. rtly mrpii. I no aourr of Information wa nali.. and the fultpt i-ppo'tunlty a ai. I" wd fttr a aiannltaneou Inv.ptn-.iti,,,, hy lb Hi-amah authoritl laptlliae n.- rwrv. Th dndlra of ih rnurt ff in-mlry waa rahl after twrnty-thr .'avp of r ntinn an lahrr. on the ;tp of Mir h t-..' h-,irg I.,., .,.,1 in lb Fd by th rommandr-ln.r hlrf ,f th railed atatep ratal f..rr ,n n, n.-rth Atlantic t iti.-n a a trar.r- Rd to Ih "aeuilve ll I herewith laid hfor th rnnar. pp. oalir nlth tha vidainlneiaa tepiii wtn-tab.-n hfor' lb raatrt It puip.! bv in hrtf. aa f..ih-wa: When the Malr arrived at Havana ah a ronda td hy th reaul.tr far . trnrrent pilot ta bvy Na . u a tK h n a moored In frm five and one nur t. i faih.Ti f watir. Th atat cf dlTvlpllr.. r. t..inl and the etnlii; . of hr ir.atraxlrv s. boHrra. toal bur.ktis and ti ran compartments ar paua-d In review, with th mnrlurlon that ex reilent order prevailed and that no lr dlratton of any aue for an Internal txplopion -viet-! In aar qflartrr. At I nVLxk In th V(.nlra of Foh. 15 'T'blrc had hv n rvporttd aerare and all waa quiet. At forty minutes past oVI.m k the vtsael was suddenly distrcyed. Tw Dlatiaet I.lploatoa. There wer two distinct exploalons. with a hrlof Interval between them. Th flrpt lifted the ferward part of the ship very perreptibly: the set--nd. which raa me.r pr.i.,naed. Is attributed by the court t-i the partinl rrploalon of two or more of the forward macazlne. The evidence of the divers establishes that the after part of the ship was practU ally Intact, and sank in that condition a very few minutes after the explosion. The forward part was u mpletely de molished. I"p"n th evidence of concurrent ex ternal cause the finding of the court is aa f Hows: "At frame IT the outer shell of the ship, from a point Vven and one-half feet from the middle line f the ship and p fe.-t above the keel when In its nrrmal siti.n. hai been forced up so aa to be now four feet above the sur fa of the wafpr: therefore, about thirty-four feet nMve where It would be bad the ship junk uninjured. OnUI.I II..II.00 I'lallna II. lit. "The outside bottom platin.T la bent Into a reversed " sha(a-, the after wlna of vihirh. about fifteen feet broad and thirty-two f,et in length (fnmi fram 17 to fmme .'"i Is doubled bark Raa it if against the ctmtinuatlon af the same pining extending forward. At frame 11 the vertical keel is hroken In two and keel bent Into an ancle airgular to th angle f irmed foi the outside plates. Th'- break is about six feet below the surface of the water and alsiut thirty feet above its normal position. In the oplnlor of th" court tl.is effect aoaM bar been produced only by the explosion of a min sltuat.-d un ler th-? le.tt ni ? th e. ;.. .. ab.. ut fram- iS and pom- w hut i. iht- port side f the rhlp- rnnrliilon of lb I otrl. The ron- luskms of th court are: That the ! rs of the Maine was not :n snv r- pp. ' -In ; : i.r.t "r t, -Mi-am' e .n th- pirt of any of tl,,- ufQcvrs r m-mt-i of h r .- t. . That the skip was destroyed by th" I apaaaaua of a subn.arin mine, wrath i .id th- partial ,lalon of two or m--re of her forward maKasineP: and. That no evidence has been obtainable fixing the responslhitity for the de struetb n of the Main.- upon any person r irpk.ns. I hav dir t. d that the finding of Ih court of In ,uiry and the views of this govcrnmint th-r.n ba (mmuni ratrd to the government of her majes ty, the qm -n. an ! I d - not rmlt my s. If t.. d-.-jbt that the sesjaa of justice nf the ftpwrlsh nation will dictate a rours of n lion suggest-d by hunor and the friendly r. 1 itn.iis of the two goernm-ntp. It w..p th - duty of tha executive to adl- ih - loncn-ps of the result, und In ihe n atitinie dclilt rate e n: ij- rati- n Is Invoked. W ILLIAM M KINI.KV. TKXT til Till: KKPOKT. I 'in.ling and t orn In-iotia af the Naval ll'iard -I Imiulry. The following is the fuTI tut of th latjotl of the . mt of inquiry: I". H. In., First lute - Key West. Fla.. M"lid i. Mai h JI. I -.i-.. -Aft- v full and matur- consideration of all the taataxaaarj bvfara it. tha murt tiuda as f-'llows: I. That the l"nitel Stales hxoHlaaMB M i in sir i u . - I in th- h irlmr of Hi v. in i. futia. on th- .'Mli ihiy of January. ls, sid was taken to buoy N,, t. in It. mi five and a half to plx fathoms of waur, by the r-giilar :'' rniit-nt pilot. Tne t nlted Htates lonsul gi neral at Ha vana ha-l p. .titled th suthi.ntit- al that plan th- i rtvl'Hip an t.lr.g of the intended arrival of the Maine. J. Th stale of dlMtpl ne on board lie Main" was exc-1! -nt. and nil orders and lag Ska Hon In r-canl to the cire and safety of th- -hip were strictly earn d out. All ammttnitb n was stowed aa In accordance with Instructions, und I n.per car- wa laki n arbn never am munitl n was handled. Nothing was ptow-d In any of the meg mints or sh-l raaaaa whiih as -t pvumit ti to b? stoae-l there. Magafine. Almatp I ... W. .I. Th- mavazirep and she!! n aaj were alw ays lH-k-d after baviiit been sMat and after th- destruction of the Main- th k-y.H Brarc f.-und in Ibttf proper p'a'e in the i.i. tain's cabin -v-nything baVtasj I . . n r. p. n.d m maj that evening at x oil" k. The teiip-iaiures of tin- nnga-. Baa and "hell rcina wete tik.-n dany aii'l r. p rt-d. The only bxtknttoa wlii. n bad an undue amount of heat was the after 10-lmli maitartne and that lt! a d ixpli.b- at th- tun- th- Maine was d--fr.o.d Tb. t. i.ilo war heads were all st.iw.d in th. ft. r part of the ahln. under the waul r ':... an.) n--rthcr aus-d n- r artb patett in the destruc tion of th Main Th dry gun cott. n tlm-r. aiel : :. n were stowed in Ih- cabin alt and remote from the spi-n of the e::pl. sloe. The wrist e uas larrfuli) i-.-k-.l after on .ban) th M.in I. .!.iat- d inc. t Rpaclal .-i-ders In t.g.rd ! 1 1 i IihJ b. . ii civ, a by the inmrsn.linc wtWill. Varnishes, dryerp. i.iobol irj .-thir combustibles wl this aatatr- -ere abaarad oO r ab v Ib Mvin.-t derh and . nr. I as4 ham la t anythe.g d" with the u' s'luili ti u! the Jlaiav The mv-iiral sl. rrs -a. re itPWad aft tdr tb asrd tjva.. at.d remote from tha p-en of the exploslcn. JCo darger- CUS Str;. r f Bay kind TCK f i be- loti in any af l he oth i t . iOwtao. The c.aal I unkers were iBaptlMd. Of thoae bunkers adloining the forward magnzines and shell rooms four were emrty. namely. B 3. B 4. B 5. B & A ID had Mh n In use that day ar.d A IS was full of New K-v-r coal. Ti:is coal had bean carefiil'.r inspected li fore recelv- i lng It on 1- aid. The bunker in which ; It waa Moved v. as accessible on three sides at all timet, and the fourth Fide at this tin-.e on count of bankers B 4 ar.d B 1 being empty. This bunker. A 16. had bu n Impeded that day by the engineer nffur on duty. The Bie blarma In Use bunk-rs v.. i in Wi iking order, ar.d there httd r-evir bi en a cast cf spontaneous cinit uitin on beard tb Main?. The ttvoHftcr bnilcrr cf the s':!p v.er in ure at the time f th-.- t'.isarter, but for auxiliary pcrpoars inly, with a comparatively low nrepsttr- of stcan.. and being t n.kd by r. tsHallK wat.-h. Tiiese botlera taaaid :i"t have cattsvd the esplffjon i f the s.i;.. The four f- rv.ard b. . rs have since bees fovild by the divers and arc in f. ' eutdlttca. la now about six fe?t belr.w the sur tr.c? of the arater an.l ahottt thirty feet abev- its norma pcaftlca. In tht opiftlon ef the court (his effect euuid have been produced only by the "xp'esion of a mine situated under the bottom of tho ship at about frame 18. and somewhat on th" port sid? of the ship. 6. The court nrds that the losr of thf: Maine, on th" occasion named, was not in any rrsr?ct due to fault or negli gence on the part of any of the offi cers or membtrs of the crew of said Vessel. 7. In the opinion of the co irt the Mair.a was destroyed by ihe explosion of a suhnr.'.rine mir.e. which caused the partial c?:p!os:on of twa or mere of her forward magazines. 8. Tile court lias been unable to ob tain evidence fixing the iViSponaibility for the dtstruction rf tb- M<re upon sny t'C-rson or persons. Tie couit. hav ing flillahf A the in-juiry It was ordered to make, adjmiraed at 11 a. m. to await the action of th? cotrveatag authority. V. T SAMPSOX. Captain V. S. N., President. A MAItlX. Lieut. C m. V. S. N.. Ju'i-c Advocate. THE MAINE BOARD OF INQUIRY. The Mghl nl the Kxplaalon. On the right of the destruction of the Maine e.erything had bu n reported se cure for the night at 8 p. m. by reliable, persons, through the proper authorities, to the commanding cflHcr. At the time the Maine was destroyed the ship "was quiet, and. therefore, least liable to ae . blent caused by movemtiits fn m th- so on board. 2. The destruction of the Maine oc-rurr-d at 9:40 p. m. on the Utk day of February. 1S9S, in the harbor of Hav : ii.:, Cuba. b ing at the time moored n the ranie buoy to whith she had been t ik-n up-n her arrival. There were two explosions of a distinitly different . hr.tact-r. with a very short hut dis tinct int-rvnl between them, and the fiT.vard part of the ship v.r.s lifted to a c.-arlj-d degree at the time of the first cxpi sion. To- frst exploiinn was more In the nntore ot a report, like that af a gun; while the second explosion was more pen. prolonged, and of greater volume. Tl-is second xpb sion was. i:i the opin ion of the court, caused by the partial exploplon of two or n:.re of the for ward mararlnes of the Maine. on.lltli.n or Ihe Wreck. 4. The evidence licarlr.rr on this, being principally obtained from divers, did t. t enable the court to form a definite i .t;. tttskm as to the (.mdition of the v r i k. nlMn itch it v.as established that tb" after pari cf th ship was practical ly intact, and sank in that condltloci a very few nvnutes after the destruction of the forward part. The foil" a ing faMs In regard to the Euf ward part cf the shiti are. however, . -'al li. ta i' by the testinv-ny: Thitt DOrtb n of the siiie of the pr.i-t-ctlve deck, which extends from about frame M to alwuit frnnn- 41. was blow.i up aft. and over lo port The main deck from abc t:t frame ."0 to nl -mt frame 41, was blown up aft. and slightly over to starb-Ai-d. folding lh- forward part of the middle IWUlflUtUH over and on top of the after part. This was. in the opinion of the court. ObOaHl by the par tial explosion of two or more of the forward macazin.s of the Msine. Thirty-K.Mir4feel Out of l'.:ll.n. 5. At frame- 17. tin- outer shell . f the fhip. f.iim a laiint -:evcn and on.-hnif f i t fp.m the rr.idelic line of the ship, snd six fe.-t above the kc ! when I.t its norma! poaltlMB, has Ih en forc ed up so as to la now about four feet alaiv the sttrface ef the water; there fore about thirty-four feet above wh.-re It wv.uld le had the ship sunk unin jured The oi:tside bottom plating Is 1 -rt into a r"verTid V shape, the after ir.g of which about f.ft en feet br- ad . r.d thirty-two feet In length (from f'am IT to frame ll'd is doubted back t ;-on ltplf against th- e-nl!nuaiion .f tbe same plating ext. . ?lng forward. At frame Is the vc-ucal EH is broken in two. and the fiat keel Itent into an arcle similar to the angle formed by the CUtside bott In Hatttcf This ttmjk V. S. Flagship. New Yolk. March 22, Mta, off Key West. Fla. The proceed ings and Bndinga of the court of in quiry in the above case are approved. M. S1CAKD, Rear Admiral. Commander-in-Chief of the l S. Naval fovea on the North Atlantic Station. SOMK OK Till! TESTIMONY Itpon Which the Naval Hoard nf Inquiry Ke.ichecl C'oncluplnna. The following are portions of the testimony: Knsien W. V. N. Powelsi n was called the third day of th- court. He testified that he had been present on the Main." ev.-ry day from the arrival rf the boat Fern Bad during a great deal of the diving. In reply to a o,uslkn In tell the cc art all about tbe cuiidttiotl af the wreck, he said the forward part, f theshipfnrw'ard of the after smokestack had been to all appearances completely destroyed. The conning toner lay la a puatUoa opposite the door hading to the superstructure aft .-.nd to starboard, lecHaed at about 110 decrees to the vertical with the to; of the cumins: tower in board. Contin uing he ibscrilied with cjo.-e de tail the condition un it r the main deck en the port side. T'ne fixtures wen- completely wricked, while fixture in the sairc po sition n the atarboard aide were in BDme cases almost intart. The port bulkhead between the main and berth decks at the conning tower support had been blown aft on both sides, hut a great donl more on the pert than on the starboard side. The fire room hatch im mediately abaft of the conning tower had been blown in three direwtlnns aft. to atarboard, ar.d to port. The pro tective de -k under the conning tow. r supports was bent in two directions, the plates -n the starboard side being bent up and on the starboard side bent loam, Rent I'p to the starboard. In reply to an inquiry as to whether he meant with re ference to their orig inal positions Batata Howelson replied affirmatively. The beam supporting the protective deck a few inches abaft of the armored tube t a port of the mid ship line was b.-nt up to starboard of the- midship line. Just forward of the conning tower. Underneath the main deck two beams met at right angles, one beam was bn ken and pushed from port to starboard. A grating was found on the poop awning, just for ward of the after searchlight. A pi.ee of the sid piating. just abaft of the starboard turret, was visible. This plate was beat outward and then the forward tend bent upward and fold ed backward upon itself. "This plate was sheared from the rest of the plat ing btlOW tbe water line. This plating below the water line has been pushed cut to start card." The aratored gratings of the engine room hatch wer blown off. A comim- , aition strainer was picked up from the bottom on the starboard quarter at a I far Alphonao XII was moored In poai- Puuh p.aoui opposite the pc.op capstan l,on now cecuptea ty tne rern. about and about seventy feet from it. Th: yards to the northward and west chief engineer thought the strainer was ward of the Maine. The German ship from the firemen's wash room. It waa Qriesenau was anchored at the berth not a strainer in the ship's side. I now occupied by the Spanish man-of- Near the pie?e of outside plating to ! wr Legaspe. which is about 400 yards which witness referred above, he said about due north from the Maine. He there were pieces of red, shellaced j then located the German man-of-war pianK?. tin these planks was bolted a composition track two inches wide and an inch thick. The Starboard Turret. Ensign Powelson then said that a 6 inch powder tank that he saw appeared to be an empty tank broken by the ex plosion, as it was not badly dented and merely ripped the length of the seam. A 10-inch lank was badly battered out of any conceivable sr-.ape. Continuing, witness said the divers up to the night before he was then on the stand had not been on the outside of the ship. Tne mud was too deep for them to walk on the bottom. "What is the coaatttkai of the starboard lailelT" witness was cpked. "To my knowledge it was not found, sir." was the reply. He Understood something had been found under the place where th" tur ret formerly was. but its exact charac ter had not been determined. "What impression is produced upon your mind by the reports as far as you have quoted theia?" Ensign Tuwelson was asked. "From reports alone, or from the ap pearance of the wreck?" "Father from such reports or the con ditions which you believe exist." "The impression produced upon me." replied the witness, "is that an explo sion took place well to the port of the midship line and at a point in the length about opposite the conning tower." No Weight to Morgan's statement. Witness, in reply to further questions, said his opinion was based upon the ob servation of things above water. He gave no weight to Mr. Morgan's state ment about falling Into a hole on the pert side because Morgan might have been mistaken about it. Referring to his notes made of things on the Maine. Knsign Powelson said that the arc of the engine room telegraph and the shaft of the steering gear coming down through the armored tube (turret) was bent from port to starboard. The port side of the protected deck was covered with a greasy depi sit. the starboard side being comparatively free from it. The forward smoke pipe, between the I main and superstructure decks, did not I show signs of the internal pressure of gases. On the main deck, forward of the ro.rning tower, where the fore and i after angle bulb beam was located, the planging was blown off on the only re maining plate of the main deck on the port side, while the wood was still at tached to that part on the starboard side, betweeen the conning tower base and turrets. What witness saw would indicate that the pressure lifted the protective deck up on the pert side, and the protective deck on the star board side, and the protective deck on the starboard side held fast and bent that dock cb wnward. Witness here ex hibited two sketches to the court show ing diagram of various rnrW of the sunken ship and explained them to the court. Ccmld See the Plate. The witness' evidence about the strip on the starboard side of the outside plating of the- ship which was folded and rolled back was recalled to him, and I'owelson said he could see plate underneath it was bent outward, as it was only two feet under water where the rhear occurred. Witness had tal on soundings and had found five fathoms of water on both sides of the Maine down to the mud. Taking a 14-peund lead line end drag ging with a wherry for obstructions on the p-irt side, dragging close to where hr thought the water ways would be found, he found no obstructions what ever. On the starboard side he found obstructions f.r twenty feet where he had reason to believe that the water ways bad originally been. In answer to questions be snid there was nothing l'-ft rf the port plating at all. H- dnurged along the outside to see if anything had fallen oat am! found nothing. Witness thought ihe ship on the port side was entirely gone opposite points- indicated on a diagram handed the- court, it was entirely hlt.un out. This concluded Krsi-n Povrelscn! testimony on the third day. Captain sigli-c-' Te-:im.oiv. Captain Sfgsbee in testifying before the court of inqiiirv. which convened in the harbor of Havana Monday, Feb. zl, said that he assumed command of the Maine en April 10. lStiT. an.i that ftis ship arrived in the harbor of Ha vana the last time Jan. 24. IS?1?. The authorities at Havana kne w of the Maine's coming. Consul Genera! fjee having informed the authorities ac cording to Official custom. After he took mi an otficinl pilot, sent by the captain of the port of Havana, the ship was berthed in the man-of-war anchor age off the Ma.hina, or the Shears, and according to his understanding was one of the lcguiar buoys of the place. He then stated that he had been in Hu vanfi in 1S72 and again in IX'W. He eo-ild not s:ate whether th" Main -was plar:-1 In the usual berth for men-of-war. but said that he had heard re marks since the explosion, using Cap tain Bteveaa, temporarily in command Of the Ward line steamer City of Wash ington as authority, for the statenv nt that he had never brown in all his ex porier.rj, which covered visits to Ha vana for five or six years, a man-of-war to be anchored at that buoy; that he had rarely known merc hant vess -Is to be anchored there and that it was the least used buoy in the harbor, nurrnnn.lin-; f the .11 aim-. In describing the surroundings when first moored to this buoy Captain Sigs fcee stated that the Spanish nr.r.-of- Charlctte. which came into the har bor a day or two later, which was anchored to the southward of the Maine's berth, about 400 or 500 yards. In describing the surroundings at the time of the explosion. Captain Sigsbee stated that the night was calm and still. The Alphonso XII was at the same berth. The small Spanish dispatch boat Legaspe hud come out the day before and taken the berth occupied by the German man-of-war, the Grie senau, which had left. The steamer City of Washington was anchored about tM yards to the south and east of the Maine's sum, slightly on the port quarter. He had no recollection of any work going on in tha magazine or shell rooms on the day ot the explosion. The keys were called for In the usual way on" the day in question and were prop erly returned. At the time of the dis aster the two after boilers in the after fire room were in use because the hy draulic system was somewhat leaking. TcKlimony of General 1.. Consul General Fltfehaah Lee ap peared before the court on March S. His testintony related to the official formalities preceding the Maine's ar rival. n Jan. 24 he received a mes sage from the state department saying that the Maine would be sent to Ha vana on a friendly visit to resume the regular status of naval relations ne tween the two countries, and be was ordered to make arrangements at the palace for the interchange of official courtesies. After a call at the palace he sent the state d.-partment a cipher, savinc: I "Authorities profess to think th- nnited t-'tates has ulterior purpose in sending the ship. Say it will obstruct autonomy and produce excitement and most probably a demonstration. Ask that it not bo done till they can get Instructions from Madrid. Say that if tor friendly purpose, as claimed, delay is nnlmnortant." It was too late, however, the Maine had air adv sailed. She arrived Beat day and Lee reported her arrival to the state depm tment. W .daw-right' Testimony Lieutenant Commander Richard Wainwright testified that the -egula-tions in regard to paints and inflamma bles and all other precautions were strictly carried out on board ship. Ev ery iwsslble care wan taaen to avoici accident. All visitors were scrutinized before bring allowed to come on board the ship. Nobody was allowed unar OOtnpanled. Special lookouts were re quired at night. No unauthorized boats were allowed to approach the ship. Th re was fine discipline, obedient crew, quiet men. He was in the cap tain's c ilice at the time of the explosion: felt a very heavy shock, and heard noiso of falling" objects on dec k. Thought the Ship was being fired upon. Was told by the captain to see the boats were low ered. He saw few men coming, most ly officers. He raw no reason to Hood the magaatoea because water was com ing up! He saw fire forward. It ats began to crowd around the wreck. He Induced boats to I ike the wounded to different vessels. He ordered a list taken of the saved and wounded. There was excellent discipline after the ex plosion. Orders were followed with promptness of a drill. The only order not obeyed was the one to leave ship. He first examined the wreck at day light tbe following morning He took a gig. with Lieutenant Hood and a few men. and attempted to board the wreck. He was warned off by an armed boat's crew of Spaniards and then pulled around the wreck. There were still some burning fragments. Tektimnny of Chief dinnncr'p Male. Chief Cunner's Mate OI?"n of the U. K. S. Iowa, told how he had been s nt to Havana for the purpose of doing .living duty on the wreck. He had de scended four times, making about eight or nine hours of total examination. Ol son told how on his first descent ho went over the forward part of the ship. To use his own expression, he said: "I found the wreck all blowed up. 1 found a lot of grate bars down there." The second time he went down further for ward and there located a lot of lo-inch shells. Forward of th-.-se the- piatus were bent inboard over them. Asked if he imagined himself looking forward he stated that he did. QoHxg over the plates he struck into a lot of G-inrh shells with the slings on them. Going to the right witness stated he found a lot of wreckage. It se--mc;.I to have been blown over the Starboard. Olsen stated that he put his hand into the cranks and brought out several U potinder shells The next time h went down, ms.-n testified, he went outside the ship, for ward of the crane on the port side. He followed the bottom along and fount! that the ship's side was blown out board and alongside the crane it could be walked on. "At the part where she is blown up rompletc-ly," witness said, "part of her bottom plates are turned up. The n you follow the bottom from there up and the plates are blown outboard. 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