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AND MECHANIC. TUESDAY, MARCH 22, .898. 2 MR, PROCTOR TELLS Senate Deeply Impressed by His Talk on Cuba, SIMPLY STATES FACTS i . i lu.iJn" to iret some. they nan "TT: ...7.. .i.. iTi.itn.1 States. hits of fooo imm iuc ean. .. , .... - all the parts of the hoping, to p-t . i;!lll,4, to ideinics ' stray "tcrs and that there had been caws where' "I favor," said he. tlie'v 1r.ul .Ironed oead imude the mar- j ernm i"t' surrounded y food. Thew people , epide wore independent and self-supporting , ease Thcv are not not speak. all the aid the gov- . . ..: t mar- eminent can give in me jm-u-uumi .u lemies and the stamping out oi ns- but I do not favor a regulation which will denv to a Mate or communi ty the right to protect itself by quaran tine reflation." Previous to thus Mr. Butler (North a few remarks in ue- i,..f..r. Uovlers orut-r. U'ggars even now. vf the hospitals I neel ...... l..n- iliitfri lied their condition i iw.., i ..in Tt i not within: Carolina). mad the inirrow limit of 'my vocabulary to nuneiation of the Torrey bankruptcy t . 111 V.i With- mi'itinrf strong conviction that the picture hau j overdrawn: tliat a lew ca.-es in, Frye A PITILESS PANORAMA OF Ht GER, DISEASE AND DEATH. N- STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM, GREAT FACT Population of Cuba Numbers 1,600,000, of Which 200,000 Are Spaniards, 400,000 Negroes and the Balance Cubans Gen. Lee is Complimented Washington. D. C, March 17.-Sena-tor Proctor, of Vermont, who returned last Sunday from an extended trip to the island of Cuba, this afternoon made a statement to the Senate of his obser vation on the island. From many view points the statement was remarkable. It had evidently been most carefully prepared. Every ele ment of sensationalism had been stud iously eliminated from it and, except so far as the facts recited were sensational, it bre not the slightest evidence of effort to arouse the public- mind, ready keenly alive to the condition affairs on the island. Every Proctor I.lM'tl starvation and suffering- nau mspireu and stimulated tne press correspondents and thev had Riven free play to a strong, natural and highly cultivated imagina tion, liefore starting, I received througn the mail a leaflet published by the Chris tian Herald, with cuts of some of the sick ami starving recoil centrados and took it with me, thinking these were rare specimens got up to make the worst possible .showing. - saw plenty as bad and worse: many that should not be photographed and shown. I could not believe that out of a population of 1. OOO.OOO. two hundred thousand had died within these Spanish forts, pracv tically prison walls, withir a few months past " from- actual .starvation and dis eases caused by insufficient and improper food. My inquiries were entirely outside of sensational sources. They were made ,,f mir medical officers, of our consuls, At 4-.ro p. m., on motion o 31 r. (Maine), the Senate went into executive session, and at 5 o'clock adjourned until Monday. WHAT OFFICERS Stf Lieuts. Blow and Cotten Tell of Their Experiences. THEY WERE ON MAINE CASE OF THE VIRGINIUS (Continued from First Page.) ,f citv alcaldes (mayors), an of relief com- mittecs, of leading mercnanis aim wait ers, physicians and lawyers. Several of my informants were Spanish born, but every time the answer was that the case had not been overstated. "General , Blanco's order of November loth last somewhat modifies the Weylor order, but is of little or no practical U'lietit. Its application is limited to farms "properly defended' and the own or are obliged to build 'centres of de fense.' Its execution is completely in the discretion of the local military au thorities, and they know the terrible Weyler's statement made by Senator was -with that clearness and precision which characterize the accu rate demonstration of a problem: in mathematics. Calm and dispassionate to a notable degree, the utterances of the Senator aroused breathless interest. Every jwrson within the sound of its voire' was convinced that he was putting his tybosrvations into careful terms, lest he might subject himself to the criti cism of lieiug emotional. One of the best characterizations of the statement was made by Senator Frye (iMaine) a few minutes after its delivery. "It is." said he, "just as if Proctor had held up his right hand and swore to it. J-hat was the impression the statement made upon the Senate. The scene in the Senate just preceding and during the delivery of the speech! was almost dramatic in the intensity of its interest. The occasion of the ad dress arose very unexpectedly. The national quarantine-bill was under dis-, cussion ana renaior .uanory u' lonua; had been recognized for a speech in op position to the nendimr 'measure. Mr. Frye entered the chamber and, inter-j rupting Mr. Mai lory, requested him to yield to Mr. Proctor who desired to make a statement concerning his obscr-, rations in Cuba of interest to the Sen ate and to tne country. Instantly there was a commotion on the floor and in the galleries. It had been announced that Mr. Proctor would soon make a statement, but it was not sup posed that he would make it on the floor of the Senate. A call of the Sen ate was-demanded by Mr. Chandler (N. II). In a few minutes every Senator in the capitol was in his scat and. the word having lcen passed through the corridors, jeople flocked into the galler ies until they were packet!. Senator Proctor was accorded the closest attention throughout his speech. He confined himself to hi- manuscript and at the conclusion, while there was no deniontsration, he was cordially con gratulated by many of his colleagues. Mr. Proctor in 'beginning stated that his trip was entirely unofficial and was not suggested by anyone. Mr. Proctor said in part: "Of (ieneral -ee, I need say little. His valuable services to his country in his trying position are too well known to all his countrymen to require mention. Besides hi- ability, high character -and courage, he possesses the present requi sites of unfailing tact, and courtesy and withal, his military education and train ing, and his soldierly qualities are in valuable adjuncts in the equipment of our representative 'in a country so com pletely under military rule as is Cuba." Senator Proctor also eulogized Consuls Briee and Barker. j "It has been stated that I said there was no doubt the Maine was blown up from the outside, he continued. "This is a mistake. I may have said that such was the general impression among America ns in Havana. In fact. I have no opinion about it myself, and carefully avoided forming one." j Senator Proctor describMl the places ho had visited and the war-like condi tions of things on the "island, outside of Havana. The order of concentration has produced desolation. He told of Aeyler"s order of concentration and of the effect it had had upon the eon centrados. Continuing, nc said: j "The execution of this order was left largely to the guerillas to drive in all that had not obeyed and I was informed that in many cases a torch was applied to their homes with no notice and the inmates fled with sucti clothing as they might have on. their stock and other belongings being appropriated by the guerillas-. When they reached the towns they were allowed to build huts of palm leaves in the suburbs and vacant places within the trofha and left to live if they could. Their huts are alnmt ten by fifteen feet in size, and for want of space are -usually crowded together. They have no floor but the ground and no furniture, and after a years wear but little clothing except such stray substitutes as they can extenqMrize. With large families or -with more than one in this little space, the commonest sanitary provisions are impossible. 'Con ditions are unmentionable in this re spect. Torn from their homes, with foul earth, foul air, foul water and foul food, or none, what wonder that one half have died, and that one-quarter of the living are so diseased that they, can not be saved. A form of dropsy is a common disorder resulting from' these conditions, Little cnildren are still walk ing about Avith arms and chest terribly emaciated, eyes swollen and abdomen bloated to three times the natural size. The physicians say these cases are" hope less. "Deaths in the streets have not loen uncommon. 1 was told by one of our consuls that they have been found dead about the markets in the morning where order in possible surrender was made in the obscure Inr bor of Bahia Honda, December Hi. the Spanish having taken the Virginias there to avoid the humiliation of a surrender in Santiago or Havana, where it should have ben made. Captain W. D. Whit ing, the chief of staff of the North At lantic squadron, wai appointed to re ceive the surrender of the Virginius, and the gunboat Dispatch was sent to Pa llia Honda with him for that purpose. Lieut. Adolph Marix was the flag lieu tenant of the Dispatch, the same who is now the advocate judge of the court of Inquiry on the Maine disaster. The Va ginitis was delivered with the flag fly ing, but she was nnseanwrthy. and, struck by a storm off Cape Hatteras, wan sunk dn her way to New York. The salute to the flag that had been arranged was -waived by the United States because the Attorney General gave an opinion that the Virginius had no right to fly the American Hag when she was captured. No indemnity was paid for the lives of the American zens who had been executed, and incident was declared to be closed. Til EI R PERSONAL LEANS TO EXTERNAL OPINION CAUSE. NEGOTIATING FOR MORE WAR SHIPS i.. a narai suppi Tort ii iras. work citi-the military efficiency of stripping the country of all shelter, food or source of information for an insurgent, and will be slow to surrender this advantage. In fact, though the order was issued four months ago. 1 saw no beneficent results from it worth mentioning." Speaking of the Cuban the Senator said: "There are. or wen? before the war, about 1,000,000 Cubans on the island. 200.0O0 Spaniards, (which means those born in Spain), and less than half a million of negroes ami mixed blood. The i percentage of colored to white has been steadily diminishing for more than fifty years, and is nor now over -o i-r ccul of the total. In fact, the number or colored ieople has been actually dimin ishing for nearly that time. "One thiuir that was new to me was to learn t'hfe superiority of the well-to-do Cuban over the .Spaniard in the matter of education. Among those in good cir cumstances there can be no doubt that the Cuban is far superior iu this re spect. "It is said that there are about sixty thousand Spanish soldiers now in Cuba fit for duty out of over 200,000 that have been ent there. The rest have died, leen sent home sick, are in the hospitals and some have been killed, notwithstanding the official reports. "Having called on Governor and Cap tain General Blanco and received his courteous call in return, I could not with propriety seek communication with in surgents. I had plenty of offers of safe conduct to Gomez's camp and was told ii 1 would write him, an answer would be returned safely within ten days at most. I saw several who had visited the insurgent camps, and was sought out bv an insurgent field officer who gave me the best information received as to the insurgent force. His statements were moderate, and I was credibly informed that he was entirely reliable. He claim ed" that the .Cubans had about oO.OOO now in the field, some in every province but mostly in the two western provinces and eastern Santa Clara, and this state ment was corroborated from other good sources. " i hey have a force all the time n Havana province itself organized as four small brigades, and operating in small bands. Buiz was taken, tried and shot within about a mile and a half of the railroad and about fifteen miles out of Havana on the road to Matanzas, a road more travelled than any other. SEES FOB DIVORCE. Mrs. Frances Hodgson Woman in the Burnett Case. is the Washington. D. C, March I'd. Mm. Frances Hodgson Burnntt. the well known novelist, today instituted suit for divorce from her husband. Dr. Swan M. Burnett. The pajHM-s in the case are withheld from publication. The grounds on which the decree is asked are understood in be desertion, abandonment and failure to support. The last named, however, is only techni cal, as Mrs. Burnett is believed to have an independent fortune. Dr. and Mrs. Burnett 'have not lived together for two years or more, and even prior to their separation, it had been generally known among their acquaintances that, their relations were strained. Mrs. Burnett sailed from New York for England about ten days ago. Dr. Burnett inti mated tonight that the suit was insti tuted by neutral agreement and it is not probale that he will seek to prevent the decree. , II EADQUA RTEKS LOCATED. Chances Said to Be ''Very Hoi" of Getting i the San Mariino and Gen. 0'Higgins Good Watch Kept on Spanish Torpedo Flotilla. Washington. D. C. .March PJ.-The arrival of several survivors of the Maine and their extended conference with President McKinley and Secretary Long, furnished the most interesting fea ture in. to-day's developments on the Spanish situation. These officers of the Maine, Lieutenant G. F. W. llolman, Lieutenant George P. Blow and Lieu tenant A. W. Catlin, of the Maim. Corps, accompanied by boat-swain Lai kins. came on unexpected from Kc West. It is said their visit was purel volutary on their part, as they are now on waiting orders and are free to go where they please. Their long conferences at the Navy department and later at the White Hou-e led to much conjecture, it tKMiig asserted that Lieutenant Blow brought with him the report of thc Court of Inquiry, or at least the gene ral conclusions reached by that court. It can be stated iwtsitively. however, from an authoritative source that the officers did not bring with them the report, either as a whole or its general conclu sions. It is stated with equal iositive ness. and authoritatively, that they do not know what the action of the Court of Inquiry is, and, therefore, are not in a position to convey any information to the President or Secretary of th(r Navy on that point. Their talks were confined entirely to graphic narratives of their experiences on the night of the explosion. In 'the course of this narra tive, 'however, individual opinion as to the cause of the explosion found ex pression. These opinions, as already stated, were purely personal and not founded on the proceedings of the Court of Inquiry. These personal opinions, however, it was learned reliably, wei'e strongly favorable to the theory of an external cause leading to the destruction of the Maine. The officers themselves maintain the strictest reserve. After Department of the Gulf will Have Head quarters in Austell Building. the conferences with the President ana the Secretary of the Navy, the Maine officers did not return to the Navy De partment ami considerable care was ex- Atlanta. Ga., March 11). The head- ercised in having their whereabouts kepi quarters of the Department of the Gulf from public attention. Another inter ims been established in the Austell esting arrival of the day was Construe buildiug, the entire sixth floor of the tor Hoover, the technical expert sent to structure having been rented by the1 Havana to identify the twisted plates amy officials. Col. Hall, Adjutant! in the Maine wreckage, -with a view 1o fJeiveral of the deoari ment. will arrive ! learning whether the explosion was of i ,.nirtnient dc-liK'nitin ! ,Li the hue of policy to be im ca-e the report oi the naval court should hlVo ilie effect of entirely eimnnating ,1m.. Maine incident from the t!n- The tatc Department officials did not m ike anv positive declaration that such ?0kriuatii was in their lesion ruber advancing it as a tentative su !istion, and when pressed for infomia U n on this point replied that they ob Lew that the report was to come next wik and that they had no advance in formation as to its centents Vn important contract was let by the Bureau of Yards and Docks of the Navy Department to-day. It -as for di-vng tlx ut oOO.OOO feet of the harbor about ' Ct Jefferson on Dry Tortugaj Is land, which will enable large naval and merchant vessels to anc hor very near the shore to take on coal. Hns i the J . t.,L-,M, bv the Navy Depart- inent toward making ..,t;.n jit the .... will now le pushed as rapniO :1s possible. The Alabama Dredging and Jetty Company, of Mobile, were awarded the contract. . . There is no doubt that the authorities here are keeping themselves fully ad vised as to the movement of the Spanish torpedo flotilla, now en route from Spam. Persons acquainted with the facts say that the stop at the Canaries is only temporary and that there is nop nnose on the part of the Spanish government to turn back the torpedo boats localise of the removal of the Texas and Massa ehusettes from Key West. On the con trary the purpose as made known m Washington is that the toriedo flotilla will continue its trip to Cuba and Puerto Pico. It was stated to-day by one high in naval authority that no steps had been taken toward intercepting this flotilla or warning it away. The State Department posted the fol lowing memorandum during the day: "The elections for the Cuban House of Representatives will fake place on April 14 th, and that for the Council of Administration on April L'Sth. The Cu ban Parliament will meet May L'nd." The diplomatic aspect of the Spanish question develop! no new phases to day. Messrs. Angulo. Valera and Cadonns, the three commissioners named by the Cuban Cabinet to act with. Minister Polo in framing a commercial treaty, will lvo presented to Secretary Sherman and Judge Day on Monday next. They expect to take up the negotiations wilh Commissioner Kasson after the ceremo ny of presentation, is concluded. Commodore Farquhar, formerly chief of the Bureau of Yards and docks of the Navy Yard, was in conference with the naval officials to-day. He reported that the finishing touches have been put oa the Monitor Puritan 'and that she is in line eonditon for sea service. It is "x peettNl that the Puritan will leave soon for Port Royal, S. C, at which place it has been reported the Navy Depart ment will locate a fleet of loriedo boats, which may be called on for assistance either by the fleet at Hampton Roads or that at Key West should necessity arise. Port Royal is at a convenient distance from either of the two places, and, al though the torpedo boat si are slower in movement than the cruisers, they could reach either place within reason able time. The monitors which it. has Ikxmi said will compose the fleet include the Amphitrite, Terror, Miantonomoh and Puritan. from San Antonio Monday. After he has opened his office in Atlanta (ieneral Graham will legin his contemplated tour of the new detachment. The company from Fort McPherson, 'which has been ordered to St. Augus tine, Fla., will leave Tuesday afternoon. WINSTON'S BIGGEST WEEK. Over 1.000.000 pounds of Tobacco Sold .Slun.oOO-Stonevillo Bond Case to be Heard Before Judge Star-buck. For Nearly "Arranguren was killed about three miles the other side of the road and about the same distance, fifteen or twen ty miles from Havana. The insurgents are wt-11 armed but very poorly suppli ed with ammunition. They are not al lowed to carry many cartridges; some times not more than one or two. The infantry especially are poorly clad." Senator Proctor said the army and Spanish citizens do not want autonomy for that means government by the Cu ban people. As for the Cubans they say that the offer of it conies too late. If if succeeds it can only be by armed force. "I could not but conclude," said the Senator, "that you do not have to scratch an autonomist very deep to find a Cu ban. There is soon to be an election, but every polling place must be in side a fortified town. Such elect ions ought to be safe for 'ins.' "I have endeavored to stale iu not intemperate mood what I saw and heard, and to make no argument thereon, but leave every one to draw his own conclu sions. To me the strongest apioal is not the barbarity practiced by Woyler nor the less of the Maine, if our Avorst feats should prove true, terrible as are both of these incidents, but the spectacle if a million and a half of people, the entire native population of Cuba struggling for freedom and deliverance from the worst misgovernment of which I ever had knowledge. The fear that if free, the people of Cuba would 1k revolution- ) ary is not so well founded as has been supposed and the conditions for good self government are far more favorable. "But it is not my purpose at this time, nor do I consider it my province to sug gest any plan. T merely speak of the symptoms as I saw them, but do not nn-j Winston. N. C. March 1D.- (Special.) This has been the biggest week ill the history of the Winston tobacco market. Over one million pounds of leaf were sold for nearly one hundred thousand dollars. Judge Mclver was too busy to hear the Stoneville Railroad bond case of Lexington yesterday. It is to be heard before Judge Starbuck in Winston, the date to be fixed yet. KILLED HIS BROTHER'S WIFE. Insane Act of Eminett Marshall, son of the Late Douglass Marshall. Richmond, Va., March 10. In Appo mattox county to-day. Eminett iMarshall. son of the late Douglass Marshall, shot and instantly killed his brother's wife, Mrs. W. B. -Marshall. He then tired t his brother Douglass, wounding him in the arm. and attempted to shoot his other brother, the husband of the lady he had sot, Eminett used a double-barrelled gun. and is demented. lie was taken to the jail at Appomattox court bouse and tried to commit suicide by running his head against a sharp edge in a steel cell. internal or external origin. Mr. Hoover also maintained silence concerning the wreck. lie made no report to the Sec retary of the Navy, as he was sent to Havana to learn facts and then em body Ihein in testimony before the Naval Court of Inquiry. Late in the day Hie prosiects became much brighter for the acquisition by the United States of two exception.iiiy fine foreign war ships, namely, the armored cruiser San Mariino. belonging to ih Argentine Republic, and the baUie ship ("ieneral O'Higgins, belonging t. Chili. The hope of getting these ships hid been almost given up, but cablegrams received to-day from Commander Brownon. now in Europe, made the outlook more encouraging. Up to th-c close of office hours an actual purchasr. had not been concluded, but a high official summed up the situation by say ing the negotiations wen getting "very hot." The San Martino was originally built for Ihe Italian government and was then known as the Varez, Argentina dimensions but she n re : MINE EXPLOSION. Nashville. Tenn., March 10. A special from Birmingham. Ala., to the Banner says: An explosion recurred in SIoie 2. of the Tennosseo Coal. Iron ami Railway Company at Tratt City to-day. The fol lowing negro convicts were killed: Alex Shelton. Elio Lawlvorn. George Jones. Henry Johnson, Will Scott and Tom Oliver. The men were 1000 foot from the surface repairing the air ma chinery. The exploision was caused either by tire, damp or powedr. dertake to prescribe such remedial steps President and as may be required. They may safely be left to an American the American people." At the conclusion of statement Mr. Mallory (Florida), deliv ered an extended speech in opposition FRENCH DEMANDS IN CHINA. Anxiety Discussed by English Cabinet Council. London. March 10. At the Cabinet council yesterday there was an anxious discussion of the new development- of Mr. Proctor's French demands in China. Tlw TL. of Devonshire has decided to Hstpone his intended departure for the Riviera io tne national quarantine lull. He held AH the newspaier this morning comment strongly that the national government on the impossible nature of the French ought not to trench upon the limits of demands. the constitution by invading the rierhts of ! the States to establish their own quar-j antine regulations. He advocated strengthening the national maritime quarantine. Mr. Bacon (Georgia), maintained that me matter o quarantine CAPTAIN OF BARK SUICIDES. was not a Jacksonville, Fhi.. March 19. Capt. A Nielsen, of the Norwegian bark Bril liant, now in port, committed suicide to day by shooting himself iu the head since her purchase by has been renamed. Her Length. yi!N: beam, DO; draft, 2o; dis placement, 0.840 tons; horse power, 13, OOO; siH'ed. 19.98 knots. Her armament is two eight inch rap'd fire guns, :r. (runt ed in barhctt"s and pro'ecte 1 by booth; ten six inch quick lire guns in a eentr.t! redoubt: six 4.7 in -h quick 1-re guns on the upper deck and twenty-two smaller quick fire guns on the upper deck. All the guns on the upper deck are pro tected by steel shields. The General O'Higgins is a b-iftle ship of S.oOO tons, built at Elswick. Her dimensions are: Length 400 feet: beam 02; draft '2'2 feet: her contract siced 1MVL knots. Her armament is four S-inch, ten 0-inch, four 4.7 Armstrong guns, eight 12 pounders, ten 0 ponunders and four submerged torpedo tulies. Her protective deck is a belt of harveyized steel seven inches thick. Her gun horses for the eight inehe guns, and the casements of the six inch guns are protected by six inch es of nickel-steel. Both the Navy and War Departments continue their active preparation for emergency and contracts in all branches ot armament are being made daily bv iL , . A r . ioc uious oureaus. ine Naval Bu reau ot cmtnance has contracted for 4 r.OO.OOO pounds of brown Hwder. which oiuoaoiy mo largest single order gen. jnts was divided let California Powder r.nr.., i 1-uu.i una i no jjn. ixmt Powder Company. The order is sufficient, in the aggre gate to give 200 rounds for every 'm afloat ai the American v,,,.,- 7 , 1 1U ears will be more th.,,. x UU1J powder, number of t the fact that session to-d.iv wifh l, securing definim .;..,. Cnh..., : ; " """oiiarion as dioan k tii'ii,,i, 'i-i. only in lui ,:.."-ii . J suceeed- tho at.,;. . lll,,T the ..me court of Ino arrival i.. .i... . lu,i , u,:u 11 was uc-u week and warded to C ever een in with amply supplied An unusually large tors took advantage the Senate was not II , U1UU .Cabi't Sneers to ed Sena- A NEW TORPEDO BOAT. A New and 'Dangerous Invention for Coast Defense. New York, March 19. A Willets Point special to the Brooklyn Eagle says: Officials expect great things from a new torpedo, or more properly a small torpedo boat, that has reached this place. It is the invention of Lieutenant Nicholas J. Halpine, ami is an electric boat with sufficient power to carry it iJo miles. It is exioeted to prove cf great value in coast defense, service. The vessel was built at Dochester, Mass., and after a trial by naval officers was sent to this place. It is twenty-six feet long and twenty-four inches in diameter. Including torpedoes and other equipments and it weighs about 2.000 pounds. A speed of 20 knots an hour is claimed for it. A 2oO wund torpedo contained in the interior, loaded with gun cotton and exploded by clock work, is the chief power of destruction. Submerged, it passes below all toriedo nettings ' cable from the land regulates its" inoye monts. nn.I its sjeed, and returns it to land if not successful. in the it that '-ongress it report of imry had not expected early would be for- immediatelv or an upon unexpectedly arrival unless stratKng ehara,... f tbcm the high official Some NAVAL APPROPRIATION HILL. 20u,to Will Be "Expended During the Fiscal Year for Dry Docks. Washington. I ). C., March 19 The Naval Appropriation bill was practically ZT -u t,,,,:,y '" !,, SUl ttee. d Will i,, reported to the full commit tee on Monday. The bill will appropriate S20O 000 to be expended during tin- next fiscal year bv n, Vn f,,,t;,iVC ,r- authorial 1. he b.ll. Half a million k appropri ated .or each of the three battleships. THE COURT OF INQUIRY. The Sessons Coat ium The Fleet Sail big for Hampton Roads. Key Wfst n.u 19 -The f""' Mates Cutu, of Inquiry in'to l e oi the battleship Maine eon inn 1 sailed thiU,,Sta-eS ',Uis!r Montgomerv with , , T""1- fl'" the Tortu-a's -I- N"I,S -o:'Ssaohusotts .,,,,1 I exas will h....- .i ,IS ami the '-JV-"-r,,B"" i-;"""" ''' h..rt si,,,, " '"'Urt ""l'-"tly f ourteen enlixto.i teries of Vrti 1 . V- ,ro,u two 1,at" f'u Tarn!,.,' i!"'" here. left Eort Henrv t Jlu'y nr regiment. im' part f 11 ew changed by the receipt fan ord. r the Navy Department with ru. In structions to get in readiness f,,,- o, HK-nt of -shells of the dynamite ; ,; Vesuvine and to till 't once the U heads of al ltorpedoes .on th- U" ,. ami of those that would Ik- shipp,..; . the station daily until the ouuiK f all cruisers and battleships wmi; .; completed and a numler of spare ..; , for whatever auxiliary cruisers . purchased by the Navy. In addition to the torpedo outliN men at the tonedo station are w..,,, m a death-dealing engine in the of a buoyant mine. This is an shaied hollow affair. The mine in the center and into one half a square frame. In this grume. . :r in place, are four cans filled ui;j, cotton, the whole discharge being ,-v; to four toriH.-doos, of sufficient j... , blow the largest battleship out of The upier half of the mine i ; clamped and through the wate- -- rublMT-packcd hole in its top. run wires connected with tin4 gun ... Two of the wires -connected with and two contact wires project ab,,. mine a distance of two foot. Tie- n ; is to U moored a few feet he.. -a -: surface of the water by mean- . : mushroom anchor. As soon as the rush torpedo order- t completed, which will require ten .!.. at least, the whole fo-e at the Ma:-, will be put Upon the buoyant inii.. The entrances to Narranga nset t 1',.; both east and west have U-en pi i' for the mines by the United Slates i: gineer office. AN ENGINE OFJ)E8TRUOTION. ireat Activity h, the Manufacture of orpedoes. ; New Port. Ii. I.. Marc.h 19 Q le lrparations. This, however! Z BLANCO WANTS PEACE. He Advises that Spanish Torpedo j . Remain at Canary Island. New York, March 19. A dispatch t . the World from (Madrid says: Captain General Blanco, from Ha a n, has given proof that lu is as anxious f.. pouee as the Madrid Ministry. lb ,; bled from Havana advising the gov. n, ment to postpone the departure of th, Spanish squadron of torpedo boats. 11 advised that it should not on any ae.-oii; a proceed further toward the United Sta;.- that the Canary Islands. The order o hob! the fleet there ,. not, however, sent wholly at. G.ii.: ; Blanco's request. THE VAREZ SOLD. Rome, Mavch 19. Arrangement. jMv. been made between the Argentine ;, public and tlx' Orlando Ship-hipM -a Company, for the sale of the arm i; . ,( cruisei Varez. The name of tin j i chaser of the Varez is not slated. REBELLION IN CHINA. Professedly a .Patriotic Movent. .' ' . Overthrow the Manchn Dynasty. London. March 19. A special diqat. i from Shanghai received here lo-da. says a conspiracy, with the ohjeet ..; bringing about a relxdlion has bee-i started by .Chinese officials of van. 'I ranks at Chang-Sha, in the province ,,. Hunan. Jt is said to have spread i all the provinces bordering on 1 1 1 -Yank-T-e-Kiang, and fears are express ed that if may prove to be Ihe inr formidable since the Taiping rebellion. It is professedly a patriotic movement, to overthrow the Manchu dynasty and save the cenrtal -provinces from lhii jM'an control. But, it is suspected that, the plot emanates from tic Mandarins, who are alarmed at the pro-poet of A diversion of part of their pickings to pay the interest on the new loan. The P in nutlmrities are cognizant of the neve ment; but, disturbing the loyaltyof the provincial .Sal raps, Ihoy are helpless. The conspirators are said lo have ap proached British subjects with induce incuts to join in the rebellion and they have also offered large sums money for arms. NEW ENGLAND SITUATION. Manufacturers Will Increase Wages "When Condition of Market. War rants." New lhMlfonl. Mass., March 19. The ninth week of the struggle lndween cap ital and lalwr in this ict.v finds the sil uation unchanged prad ion lly exoep; that the operatives have conceded that they might lx willing to go back to work under a reduction of five er cent instead of ten. A secret meting of tic officers of the labor unions wa"v held last night and this morning ami it va-agn-ed to meet Ihe manufacturers on the qne-dion of the cut in wages, elimi nating the tines question. The manufacturers held a meeting th: afternoon and issued a statement delin- f. ing their position. It concludes as lows : "What we can say to you is that, when the condition of the market warram an increase of wages, the New Bed ford Illls; Will irivn tlu.;,. .,....! .! benefit of it with others." BAILEY WANTS TO BE -SPEAKER Thinks Democratic Chances Good !. 1900. Pittsburg, Pa.. March 19.-Congn-man Joseph aBiley. of Texas, Den,o i . l ie leader in the House of Ro1(resoh a fives, will be ac andidate for the Spea'.. ership of that body next s-ssion. M. Bailey was in the city to-day in confer ence with a number of promonent D. m erats and to tb,m (ijscOS(l llis bition to succeed Thomas p,. Bed th present incumbent. He thinks !o chances for success are good. He i beves fro silver will win in 1900. CAB A LIX)S DI SM ISSE I). His Services on Autonomist Commit' W ere not Longer Needed. New Vurk, March 19. The Span Minister at Washington to-d;,v relie.. i. M. Caballos of further dutv on ' Cuban autoninits committee. Whet the not,oo from Senor Polo was a -bi-se to Mr. Ceballos is purely a. m, ' of infereiiee as, in repiy fo a d'ir04.t (, ' Mr. CalKdlos merely said thai as never surprised at anything Ji lw.f T CTmi.lless anv siippci- r - n I1 S ;rot''itive and himself h' n ir ! -n,Kh interview hnnself which he had disavowed. vsroT:h , A . has. y"n'h 1J'inn. if is -has offerel to lease to Russia Ta I. frorn f ''llhnV ih IPOsod rai!-' den , tlV'a to wang-Chung-Tu.M : m Z -T KTt Arth,,r h' con.i-i ' : fa 1,ort Art"ur remains in Chin X It is Si,id the Frenelr eat snails, jet they are accused of living fat.