The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, March 31, 1898, Image 6

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tat Tbe Leas or Forty Lives. The Bark
Helen W. Almy I, Ay Bottom up, and
Badly Wracked.
8ax Facisco, March 23. Upon tht
Arrival of the Pacific Coast Steamship
eaaupany' steauier Santa Kose, from
Bu Diego today, the new received
at another horrible accident, indirectly
attributed to the Alaska gold excite
eat, which is believed to have coat the
Irveaof forty passengers and sailors.
Captain Alexander of the Santa Rosa
reports that early this morning, while
nine mile off Point Konitta, at the
Golden Gate, he sighted a derelict,
bottom up. The tug Sea Witch was
J 3 mediately dispatched to the point
Indicated and found the derelict to be
the bark Helen W. Altuy, Captain
Began, which sailed hence for Copper
fiver point with twenty-seven paten
ters and a crew of thirteen on Sunday
Che lay upon her side with her stern
tow in the water. Her deck was badly
wrecked and several planks of her hull
were wafhed louse by the seas which
broke over her. W hile there were no
signs of boats among the wreckage, it is
wot belied that her passengers and crew
escaped by putting off fioni the vetsel
on them, as there has fcxeu a very
heavy sea for several days past. Furth
ermore, no word has been received from
the survivorg, if any exist, ; ltboinh the
derelict wass'gbted within ten miles of
the shore and only fotty-eight hours
hare passed since the wreck occurred.
According to tne tugboat men, there
was a pretty stiff breeze when the Almy
nailed out of Golden Gate on Sunday
last, and by noon it was blowinz a gale.
Kne left here under the topsails, and
ben last seen was standing out for an
offing. There was a heavy sea running
and it is supposed that some time dur
ing the night she was struck by a squall
and turned turtle.
The vessel was in good condition for
an old vessel and perfectly seaworthy.
Pbe was on the dry docks some days be
fore being put on the berth and her
owners spent $.'1,000 in renairing ber.
When the Almy left port she had
twenty-five tons of ballast in her be
tides the provisions of tbepasfengerand
tsjeir outfits. She was a vessel of only
2oO tuns and was therefore ballasted
vmfficient' v to make her stiff.
The Naval Appropriation Bill.
' Washington, March 23. The nava
appropriation bill as reported to tht
ti .use rries a total cf t35,fi83,056, an
v.u Tt- over last year of $3,704 43., and
vet the current estimates of 2,01-i.K-4.
I ot the increase of the navy the bid aU
lrws to lie cons r -ted by contract tliiee
ingoing coast line battleships desizned
carry the heaviest armor and ruo-t
jfiwerful ordnance, displacem- ut 11,000
'. rs, with the highet practicable spee 1
W f heir class, to cost exclusive y of
.firmament not exceeding $3,000,000
tuch. ooe to be named the Maine; six
i'-rpmlo boats and bix torpedo boat dee.
)tnyere,to cost not exceeding $2,340,(00,
and one gunboat to take the place of the
T'.S. 8. Michigan, to cost exclusive of
srmument not over $.'6t),000, to be built
n the ureal lakes. One of these ships
W to be built on the Pacific coast. The
. i.tractf for the construction of all these
sertsle arc! to be made within sixty days
I the enactment of the t ill.
' Toward the construction ot four tim
ber dry docks $200,000 each is allowed,
each to he not lees than 00 feet long
and sufficient to meet pro ab.e future
require of the largest vessels.
They are to bu located at Portsmouth,
;K. Boston, Long I-land and Mare
Island, Cal., the total coat when com
pleted not to i SS'.ObO each. At
Algiers, Da., a dry dock is to be built,
but is to I e of a douole sided stee! float
ing t v;' known as the combined float
ing an i -self docking d. ck, caal)le of
liftii g a v esel of 15,000 tons displace
ment and twenty-seven ftet dmfi of
water, to cort, including moo ings and $S50,f 00 of woicn $200,0.10 is ap
propria ed thin jear.
Ti.e bill directs the appointment o' a
board of naval officers to detcrmii e the
desirability of locating and constructing
a dry dock in the hai bor of Galveston,
Tex., aud to report to congress at the
next session.
Will Hold Her Own.
Nxw Yohk. Marcti 23. Tho Herald's
ttrrepn it nt in Ixtrnion int rvieweJ
ir Ctiai Uiike as l the relations be
tween tlie United States and Suain. He
thought that there was no doubt that if
iar came the United SUtea would more
hii t.o d its own. He did not think it
'p-'snihle pain would attempt to block i.orU. A8kei as to tun alu
(tule of other ciui.trit s in cae of war,
u- ir es caid :
1 "Jai an is n-rhatis the only nation in'irlit be temuted f interfere. It
!hh not found tne ooitortun.iy for ex-
.aii.iii in Uiii:,a that it expected, and
an lietween the United B'R'es and
Kmin mielit temDt it to urab the
Jr'nilipriines, I regard it s improbable
that Enidaad wotild in any way take
nartinsnena war officially, but the
jaympatl'ie of Kndsnd ou d he with
lite United State."
hi rrlaoaen In Charge.
Waoovci, I.T., March 23 Unitet
Mate Marshall Bennett arrived in town
in charge ol fix prlrot ers c h t. rgel with
sarderia? negro named Chandler end
white womb with whom be wi lit
imf Mtortay n;gbt Tbe parties arrett
ed prominent nt Ginoe station. W.
a Ismn. rebnnt ; Ed Burns, aeeiton
I mmT, m 0. W. Gains, M. K. 4
X. leatkMi acfM tbe Ms to
ta vmXU lUmMm tbe gnatf
aW ... a
SITION. BevUInc the LUt of Bodies Taken From
the Wreck of the Maine Keeounoleeaee
of the t aba Coaat.
Ilivm, March 21. One lix-inch
gun and valuable cable were recov
ered today from the wreck of the Maine.
The bodies of two of the Maine victims
were sent to Key West this afternoon
on the steamer Olivett. Chaplain Cbad-
ich is revising the list of the bodies
thus far taken from the wreck. He in
clines to the belief that a larger number
has been recovered than has been stated
but will know positively aa to thii in
few daya.
The few Americana who arrived by
steamer expressed surprise at the tran
quil prevadmg the city. St. Joseph's
day, waa generally observed as a holi
day. All the basinets booses were
Tickets for the evening's performance
t the Tacon theatre, costing $400, were
riv n by the navy committee this after
noon to the commander of the Austrian
warship Diuna, now here as the repre
sentative of a great and friendly nation
tnd with the admiration and love of the
nout virtuous queen-regent, who is
ierself of Austrian origin.
Troops left Maranns city to make a
reconnoisance of the Cuban coast to the
astern extremity of tbe island.
Miss Clara Barton, after calling upon
Dap ain-General Bianco, at his rugksee
.ion v sited the heads of the colonial
tovernment. The autonomists treated
ler with such distinguished coorteey
Jiat she broached to them the subject
f the allotment o lands to poor Cubans,
engaging to furnish their houses tram
America and also to superintend any
iilooies thus formed. Miss Barton was
.old that the matter would be carefully
ns dered. After she had left the otfi
rial taid :
"We are Spanish ; does she think she
an make Yankees of us? Her desire
nust be to Americanise the Creoles."
The board to solicit funds in aid ot the
Spanish navy met at the palace this
iflernoon. General Blanco was elected
r eh em and promised to use all his
nfluence to induce the officials, civil
tnd military, to contribute. The (unc
io,i given this evening at the Tacon
iheatre for this purpS"is expected to
ealize $100 COO for tbe naval fund. One
Spanish cigarmaker ja d $1,200 for a
leat in the balcony and the lowest price
or general admission waa $10 in gold.
At the Torpedo Station.
Nrwpobt, R. I., March 21. Great ac
ivity i? displayed at the torpedo station
ere, d ie to an order from the navy de
jartuient to get in readiness for slap
nent of shells for tbe dynamite cruiser
Vesuvius and to fill at once tbe war
leads of all torpedoes on ttie island, and
( those that would be shipped to the
itation daily until the outfits lor all
truiters and battleships would be com
;leted. In addition to the torpedo out
its tbe men at the torpedo station are
no king on a death-dealing et gine in
.he stiape of a buoyant mine, whose die
sharge is equal to four service torpedoes
f sufficient power to blow out of tbe
wati r the largest battle-snip. As toon
is tbe rush torpedo orders aie completed
the whole force at tbe station will be
ut n the mines. The entrances to
Narraganeelt bay, both east and west,
lave been plane 1 for mines. There haa
ust arrived at Ft Adams tor th.s pur
pose 3,i KX) pounds of miokele powder,
5,XX) pounds of ordinary powder and 3,
J00 poundd of prismatic powder. K lis
sonneclin cabla have also arrived and
work will begin to make entrance tc
iiariagan'elt bay impossible.
The big guns are expected daily at th
fort and will be mounted at once.
Inty Impoaed ou tippllea.
Wauioto, M ireh 21. Tue depart-
aieni oi 8. ate is ii. formed by the United
titaies consul-general at Ottawa, Out.,
that the Sdine duties are imp' s. d on
oods ueBtined lor the h-lonaike reg'ou
as aie imiot.d on goods impoitcd iuto
any other part if Canada. '1 tie instruc
tions to the Canadian euntoiii cllicers or-
derin.' tt:is matter are as follows:
Wi aring apparel, articles of personal
ornainent, toilet artii 1 s and nun ar per
soual etlects ot persons arrived in Cana
da may be ( a-ed free, without entry at
cutt'iiuB, as travellers' baggage, uu itr
the prv. visions of the custom twriff, but
thia provision B .ail only inc.ude such
articles an actually itucoiiijany nd are
ta the uee o( anil are in o 6hary aud ap for the wtar and om of such
(ercons for the iu.meJiate purpObes of
the j.ur'iey and prereiit comlurt and
o -nveinence and bliall not be held to ap
ply to uit rchaudiise or intended
fjr other piri-om or fur sale,"
A Uelier Fund.
Kansas Cur, March 21. A relief
fund oi $a,033 and tent)-one carloads
of provision-) and codin g collected in
Miofcour:, Kausjs and Uaialiuma, for the
itarving Cubaiis ot Matanzai were for
warded south today. Tuese reliei meas-nrt-s
are being carried out under ti.e
management of tbe Kansas City Star.
Tellow Jaek Abroad.
Niw York, Marcn 21. The ateamer
Sirabo, which arrived here to lay from
Rio Janeiro, lost one of ber crew from
yellow lever daring the voyage to tula
VV hen the Strabo reached port today
tbe beailb officer ordered ft strict quar
antine of tbaveseeL bbe wUI be de-
tevoed for n tborooah ditinlectioa, tht
few's quarter .will be lumlflaWd nod
jl rti T and m1 tbe efiecU ftaW bedding
will fe dfeviaiseted.
crept the I hallrnar Ilitemlml fur Heaa
tor Maaiin - A Good hhut.
Winona, Mink.. March 22. In re
fponse to the chal enge of Bjron
t'arlo, maiquisof Alti villa of Madrid
S;.ain, to fight a duel with trenata
Ma-on of Illino'S for the latter's utter
inces in the Unitexl States senate, Dr
George Powell of LaCrosne has cable(
t ie 'olio wing acceptance of the chsl
le'ige in Mason's stead:
"To baron elCardo, Madrid : Througl
the press dispatcher I am informed thai
yu have challenged Senator Mas n U
mortal combat for words spoken in de
fense of his position the chfltnpi n o!
tbe patriotism and principles of his
country and its people in tbe 1'nited
8tatp, with usual hpani-h generosity
selecting your own weapons.
' Now, as Senator Mason has spent s
hf time in the pursuit of a more
humane calling, and in the walks of a
civilization whxh has but poorly fitted
him to meet a bully at arms, as oi
who has admired and now enuorses the
object onable words and patriot! m of
Senator Mison, I, a plaiuman, a west
erner, one of irlui known as typical
American, typical becaiine it holds
p iniiple, as pa riotieui, alove pritie
because i; believes that murder in tbe
first degree cannot be paid for with gold,
hereby accept your challenge and name
the army pistol, the old forty-four, the
organ of cizilization, the instrument
uh whicn the American pioneer
measured justice to as afii.e.
"And while irnestly aMtU'ing you
and all ycur kind that thou-an Is of men
ul my type stand r. aJy to step in my
tracks and pick up my p'.atol if it should
tail, I sincerely tbank the representa
tive of a ti.oueanil years of barbarism
for the opportunity to fira the shot in
revenge for the Yankee cail jre, who fed
the shark in the bottom of Havana
bay. (Signed.)
GEOB'iii K. Poh ei.l,
LaCrone, Wis."
Th; alxive cable waa eent March 17.
out has not been made public until to
lay. Dr. George 1'owell is a noted west
'rn plainsman an 1 Indian fighter, wbo
iollowed t ie fortnn-s of the army lor
iinrty years in the capacity of scout and
;uid in the numerous Indian wars, serv
rig with distinction under every geue al
i the army weat of ti.e Mistifetiiiipi
iver during that time of 8o
almble to the army were the services
endered by him that he has been the
recipient of many mementoes from his
icnianderi, among them being a mag-
nficent silver-mounted revolver costing
1150 and presented by the late (ien.
ieore A. Custer. Dr. Powell is about
Ifty years of age, and a well known
hysician of La Crosse. He is of a
n dest and retiring deposition, but
rhen once arouitfl becomes a perfect
ion in battle. Dr. Powell is a boon
lompauion ol such lronttersmen as
i .ff. lo Bid, Wild Bill, Texas Jack at d
Hners of eqiul rote.
liuuiuuu from Vrlluw Kever.
Chicaoo, March 22. Uncle Kam has
inly to issue an order to his troops to
'cook your food aud boil your drinking
vaier" to render the whole American
iruiy mmiine trom yellow lrver, accord-
ng to Prof, td win Kleeks of Hush medi
al college, an accouht ot whose dis
ve y of yel'ow fever germs waa pub-
i hod a fortnight ago. Tne t-pamsh
toluiers io Cuba, among wuoin the
noraiity fr m yellow fever ha been
(real, have eaten and drunk cooked and
inuooked tood and water indiccrimi
lately. Professor Kleek'a theory is that if the
ii in pie precaution of boiling and cook
ing had been followed the army would
lave been practically immune from tbe
In the eventofwar with' Spain, the
American troops sent ta Cuba would be
force 1 to depend lar.ely on food canned
In the United States which woald les
sen the danger entirely. It is Prof.
tCleek's belief that if the familiar in
j inctiun of the Chicago healtn depart-an-nt
to "boil the water" is followed it
wonld complete the safety ot the trocpi
from the direata, tne ravages are
more to be drea ied than Spanish bul
ets. ToKetllc the Uehta.
WuhiiiNaros, March 22. senae
committee ou Pacific railways decided
to report the bills for seti.ement to the
Central Pacific and Sioux City &
Pacific debUf. The secretary of me
treisury, tbe secretary oi the interior
siid attorney-general are created a com
mittee to settle the debts and to make
such ex eiibiona as u.ay t nccesary to
iecure the governm-m's interest. In
the case of the Central Pacific an amend
ment was aihip ed providing that the
ill amount ol the gnveirjii,ei.t's prin
pat and inte rest n.n-it i e paid. No
inn anon was placed on the r-mnx Caty
A Patt fie and It In probable that beua-
or Moritan and llnrr is wn. make a
minor 'y report in favor of a euni ar re-
- ric ton to tl-at placed on Ibetycnuai
Pacific SCtll. mt lit.
A New Name,
Wahiiingtom, March 12. Kncretary
ling issued an O der tliat t.'ie Amaznias,
' lie c uiwr reijenllp nure'ianej at Ne'
cstle-on-Tyue from Brazilian govern
ment, hi-reatter sball bear tbe name ol
New Orleans.
Ibsen's HevrLtleth Birthday.
Chrimtiama, March 22. Tae teven
tieth b rtbdav IJehrik Ibsen wa cele
brated tod iy with great lestivitie. nu
merous deputation including one frotn
tbe etortiiing, congratulated the poet
and dramatist, and King Oscar tele
graphed : "I and the qu -en tend yon
oar cordial congratulation on your
seventieth birthday. Your day of hoo
or it likewise n day of honor for theWor
w gian people," I been r-wirad hnn-
dred M other teUgnun doriaff tho dr
any People Met Death In the Plant
A Brave t.lrl Helpa Other Keeape and
Loee Her Own Life.
Chicago, March 17. It required juFt
tventy minutes for one of the most sav
age flies Chicago has seen since tbe fa
mous cold storage warehouse on the
world's fair grounds in 1893, to take
anywhere from five to fifteen lives,
maim thirty people and reduce a six
brick buildings to a pile of blazing tim
bers, redhot bri -ks and twiMed iron.
The number of dead is still in doubt,
nd probably will not be definitely
known until the debris of the building
is sufficiently cooled to admit of a
search being made for the bodies of
those who are undoubtedly in tho ruins.
This will lie two days hence at the
Three men are know n to be desi.
The building wax six stories high,bnd
a frontage of fifty eight feet on Wabash
avenue and extended hi ck 160 feet to an
alley. It was of what is known as mill
construction, had two elevator shafte,
one in front, one m the rcr and reach
in fr in the third et ry to the roof war
a lijjht shaft, which nave the flames
every chance and it win beciuHe of this
shaft tt. at the fire epical with such
awful rapidity.
The building wns occupied by a nnin
b r of concernr,, some of them employ
ing largu numbers of people. It is ppti
nuted that 4')0 M-ruons were at work in
the building when the fire was discov
ered. The origin of the fire i in dispute.
By e me it is said to have teen caused
by an explosion of coll niion in the wa 1
paper wareroom of Alfred Peats, on the
third floor, and by others to have been
the result of an explosion among some
photographic chemicals in the photo
graphic supply house of Sweet, Wallace
4 Co., on the eix h floor. Employes ol
bcth ooncernh deny that there was any
explosion in their vicinity. The weight
of evidence seem1) to be, however, that
the explosion was in the lower part of
the budding, for tne flames si t up the
I g .t shaft at cm e. There was no eat
ing da n.
The sound of the explosion threw tht
inmates of the building into a pauic,
and on several flours a wild stampede
began for the stairway and elevators.
To add to the panic the men iu etiarge
ot tue elevators ran their car up to the
top ot the building stouting "fire" at
very floor. When they readied tne top
both elevators took on a load of frighten
ed women and started for the bottom.
Trie front elevator was in charge ol
Harry ileason, a boy, and the rear one
waa bandied by William St. John, a
young man. Both of them kepi their
heads, showing much coolnee and
bravery, and were instrumental in t-av
i jg many lives.
The elevator in tha front of the build
ing wa a deliberate affair, in good or
der, but not calculated to produce much
speed in such aa emergency as confront
ed it today. Uleason made one trip to
tbe seventh floor, carrying down a load
of women, and although the smoke was
rolling through the building in den-
clouds, he starxd up again. At tbe
fourtb floor he ' stopped to take on a
Crowd of girls fri m the rooms of lbs
National Music company, being assisted
in l.u work by Mies Katuerine Carney,
the forewoman. A man tried to forec
his way int i the elevator, but Gleason
shoved him back into the hall, so thai
the women might have tbe first chance.
Ttie man never came out, and with
brave Catherine Carney, wbo stiowe 1 a
b ave and more unselfish spirit prob
ably met his death in the flimes.
Wh-n it wa- first learned the build
ing was on fire the forty or more girls
employed by the Natiinol Muiic com
pany rnrhed to the el-vat ir and fair
ways. Miss Carney tried to stop tb
rush but Wot uiiabld to cope with tau
panicstricken girls, and while some
rua fd down the stairways a large num
ber biat at the elevator cae and
screamed for help. The elevator vm
a ice nd ug and the conductor stopped it
the fourth floor. Iu an instant it was
fidml with the frighten girls. M s
Carney remained on ttie floor to m
that all ttie girls efcaed aud as the asl
one entered the car Miss Carney sUrted
to fo 1 w. There was such a crowd io
tli d'-vator tbat Miss Carney c tild not
get in aud the elevator dejeud-d with
oiit her. It is thought she was too latt
to ercap", and overcome by ttie smoke
wbich was p'lUnni; into the place fed to
the floor arid was burns j to di a h.
Aft r reichirg the bottom with hit
load o' girls, (i't a-on ws about to start
npaya'.n when the support of the fie.
T.itor m ichinery at the top of tbe c baft
c-ugtit Oiean I see n tbat they wonld
give way heiors his olow elevan r coaid
make another trip bless m gave it up.
At ti e St. John did eq'ially ko id
work, but was not abln to make more
than one trip, as Hi - fire pwent through
that portion of the bud ling first.
la Open Itebelllon.
Haw York, Marco 17. A dispatch ta
the Herald irom Maullla on March 10,
for Bolina with troop and artilkn v.
European caUe operation are saf. The
provtncee oi iariae, rangaainin and
Z mbale are in open rebellh n and it la
feared othart will follow th-dr leader II
i reirtel that Aganaldo and othet
he tile leadtrs have been held from Hoag
Kng, 0,00 ' troop. Artillery baa beer
tmt horn tbe province within the War
ferwderl Vtw traopi ar Mb
.VAulbK ro.MiX MAWKiE.0.
A I'erllonlea llride A Quirt Weddiaa;.
Xlll tTota Madrid.
Sax Fbancihco, March 18. Walter
Sanger Pullman, one of the twin sons ol
tbe late George M. Pullman, the palace
car magnate, was married yesterday to
Miss Louise Lander West of this c ty.
! ho unexpected wedding took place at
the home of the Kev. John Bikewell,
n-ctor of Trinity church, on Telegraph
avenue, Oakland.
Late yesterday afternoon Mr. Pull
man, unaccompanied, made his apear
ance at the county clerk's ofhee in the
Alameda county court house, lie made
application ol Deputy County Cierk
Mason for a license to marry. He gave
his full name as Walter Sanger Pullman,
a native of Illinois!-, aged twenty-three,
and at present a resident of the city and
ounty of San Francisco. The name cf
his intended bride ho gave as Louis
Lander West, a native of Californ ,
aged twenty-four, and a resident oi tb.
city anil county of San Francisco. The
icense was made out in 'ut) form an I
Mr. Pullman joined Miss Weft. Tak
i ig a carriage they drove to the home
of the clergyman, who performed tin-
e e iiooy in the parlors of his turn ,
t ie clergyman's wife and a Miss Kob
bins, a friend of Mr. P.'ackwell, acting
a-t witiiefSitf. After the ceremony the
cjupl- went awav a" quietly as they had
come, without making explanation or
leaving auy address, and the clergyman
a ignorant of the identity of the
co i pie he hud iimrrie'!.
The acquaintance of the young people
h at m 4t of a few w eeks' standing.
Mrd. Pullman, who resided at the Pal
ace with her sister, M s. Hugh Mc
Donnell, is a daughter ut the late Ches
ter ti. West, who was a pioneer of 1M!I,
Mving made the trip around the Horn
with the earliest go.dwekers. He be
ciine a banker in this city and whs at
n time very wealth'. He left Int
utile pro icrty and his daugh'e a uid
their own way in the world, leaching
ing the public schools.
Hugh McDonnell, who i now young
Pullman's brother-in-law, is a wealthy
mine owner of New York city. The
at (ien. Frederick fjtnler was an un
cle of th! Missea Wen ami they are the
ncces of Judge Edward I.ander of
Washington, D. C. Mrs. Pullman, the
bride, is of medium height She is a
diamine, with a profusion of reddish
hair, ste-d blue eyes, long eyelashes and
an attractive face.
Threat Made.
Larido, Tex., March 18. On severs!
sccasiong since the blow ing up of the
Maine in Havana harlior annonymon
letters have been addressed to M O
Christian of this city warning htm ol
plot outlined by bpanitdi residents here
snd at Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, to olow
tip this city with dynamite should ho
tilitie arise between the United State
and Spain. Little heed was pud to ' 1.0
warning), but another letter, containu
violent threat, has just been recer-ed
and ha lau-cd considerable comment
nd the mayor hai "rdered the arrest of
a 1 suspicious cnaracters.
Nxw Yost, March 18. A detachment
f thirty-three marines were hurriedly
s nt away early today from the marine
barracks at the New York navy yard.
They will join the cruiser Newark at
League island navy yard. A detail of
tenty-3ve blue jackets for tbe Rich
mond, also at League island, wa taken
to Jersey City on a tug. It waa an
nounced at the marine barracks today
tbat an order for the immediate enlist
ment of 473 men had been re-eived from
Galveston, Tex., March 10. The
tiulf, Colorado k Santa Fe has re
ceived a request from connections to bid
wiih them on the irau"portation of
United Stales troops from Pert 8am
Houston to Galveston. The Santa Fe
has received a request to bid on the
transportation of a lare quantity of
coal to Galveston for tbe use of tbe
The New I., ti. WarhiM.
Lomstik, March 18. The warship Am
Kia built for Brazil, hut purchased
by the United States, will he formally
transferred to the Unned States govern
ment tomorrow at Gravesend. Lieutenant-Commander
Colwell, the Unitea
Mates naval attache he-e, will receive
the sh p from its Biaz lliau co i minder.
A crew from the San Francisco w ill then
be marched on board, the lir. zillian
flag will be hauldid down and the B a an sad .rs will b landed. The exe
cutive ofheer ol the San Franciaco a ill
probably lake command of ttie Area
&oi.HH, aud it w ill sail for the United
htc'es as speedily is jOrsible under
eled orders It is snppoi-ed it is going
to the North Arner can station when its
crew can ho reinfoiced. The Aumzmas
has jtiHtbeen provisioned and coa'ed lr
its trip to B'il. The United States
governtricn'. purchased all the sjppliet.
Commander WilLrd II. Brownson,
the agent of the United Btnt navy de
p rtmont, who a rived her jeterday,
has been besieged by newspap'T men
nd ri portets. lle saystlie n-iort of
!lw otijt-cl of his mis-ion are incorrect
md tbat his errand is one winch he
iinnot sp-ak about. Apparently Com
mander Brownson is acting as adviser
li Lieutenant Commander OolwelL
AM to It ret Interest.
LoaDoa, March la It ta offioially an
nounced today that the f pnl coupon on
Spaniah government 4 per cent will be
W. G. Whit.
Care ago, March 18-W. 0. White,
traffic aunaffxr of the Atchison, Topeka
A 8aaU Ft railroad, I dead at bit home
here. He waa onaol tbe oldest railroad
men la th country, and bad been with
tna 8eta Ta la different oapaetUee far
ta-oatyiva yaan.
Srtrm; Tlii.iwand Men Killed. Woande
anil Disabled Durina " fdhnn Wnr -The
Military Mlref.gth uf hpaln.
Washington, March 19. Seventy
thouMAm I men is the number of Spantoh
soldier who have been killed, wounded
and otherwise incpicad for duty der
ing the present var in Cuba. These
figure have been received in thi city
reiently from reliable ource and are
said to be as nearly auth ntic a it ie
poiaible to obtain them without re
course to the records kept by the Span
ish government. From the same source
considerable other information bearing,
on the military strength of Spain and
h -r dependencies is given. The pres
ent force of Spain in Cuba is a follow:
Kegulars 135,000 men. Of this num
ber it Is estimated that 80,000 of them
are tffectivo for military purpose.
There areabut 30,000 member in what
is known as the volunteer army. These
are mostly in the province of Havana
and are largely in the nature of home
guards, correspi' ding to our state
militia. There are "i5,000 men who are
not effective for military duty from
various causes.
The strength of the Spanish army at
home an I including her nearby posses
sions is 100,000 men, which in times nf
denand for additional soldiers may lie
increased as follow :
Firit reserve, 50.0X); s-cjnd reserve,
.60,000 men, all of whom are instructed
in mil.tary tactics and a second re
Frve which are not Instructed id 30,000
men, making in dl a grend total of
.'10. 00'.) men. Since the 'e Inures f"s
r.-ce'ved here recent dralts of J5
men to gtreni;tlien ttie army in Cuba
leaves only k'i.OOO men of Spain' regu
lar army now in the peninsula, the
Bileric islands, the Spanish poss'S'iom
in north Africa and the Canary islands.
In the Philippine islan 's Spain ha aa
army of 32 000 men, which include
abo it 15,000 native troop. Tbe latter
in time of war, it ia said, i of very
little use to tbe Spanish government.
In Porto Rico there are 5,0 0 Spani'h
Wops, which, in tbe event of hostilities
r. mid be supple nentel by 4,00!) volun
teers. t bound Float tbe Mam and Strip.
Iindon, March 19. The government
of Great Britain is surprised at tbe re
port of the senate committee on foreign
relations wbich, after presenting a joint
resolution for the annexation of Hawaii,
set forth that Uieat Britain was plotting
f r the absorption of Hawaii,
A high official of the British foreign
offioe said today:
"It is unfortunate that tbe committee
has such an erroneous impression. I
cannot imagine upon what npnord
facts they base their report. It eeeiua
imp o iable that the senators would is
sue official stitements on no other bis
than rumors aud suspicions. As a mat
ter of fact n thing is further from Great
Britain's intentions than to interfere in
any way with the existing reeirne in
Hawaii. No steps in direction were
ever contemplated. On the contrary,
her majesty' government ha recog
n zd that the United States ha th
formost interests in Hawaii and' that it
is nataral and inevitable that Hawaii
should be under American influence,"
Corn meal aeut to Cube.
Havana, March 10 C Miliars hav
been sent to the a hades of about 20
t wns m Cuba notifying them ol the
new method of relief and alto setting
forth that cornmel amounting to ens
pound per day per capita will lie the
nrst supply sent. Continuing, the cir
cular arks that alcaide personally or in
conjunction with the proper officers or
consuls see that the relief is properly
d.stributcd. Further supplies for re
mote places are made contingent for the
present upon prompt results of the
authorities as to the distribution, the
number of peopla fed etc.
Vsitors to the cemetary find the
graves of the dead of the Maine dec"
ted with many flowers, while from the
Central place of repulchre waves a long
s'reamer of red and yellow with an in
scription showing tliat the derorat'otl
a id flowers weru pla.-ed hre by tho
sailors f the Austrian warship D. nan
"In memory of our unrortinate fellow
sailorg of the Uniteil States ship Maine."
Rerelvliiit l.arice Onlrr.
Santa Cr.. Cid., Mnh 10. The
Clifornia ow h r works tt c '.vi-d otder
from the navy department Wid etday
(or 3,000,000 pounds of brown prii-n.afe
powder. Yesierdty th pame concern
r -ceivi-d an order for ;0,0t;0 pounds of
thn until) kind of powder for immediate
de iv ry. These together make the
l.f'ir Ht single order ev -r given hy the
Uni ed Sla es government on this c ast.
About six month will be required to
fi I tlie.e ord-rs, even with the addi.
tional machinery now in course of con
ruction by the coin, any. Previous,
otdrt' for emokeles powder will teen
the works runnLg at their fu'l capacitr
for a year. '
One More I tod round.
Chicago, March 19 One mora
ndtlie knee Jont of another were
found in the ruins of the Ay ers rmlldlnr
t-Jay. Tne body ha Wen poiU'velr
Identififd as that of Willi, m J, Wiler,
who waa cretsry and treasurer of the
W. A. OlmsteadSdenUBcrompaii- U
wa 1 nnOMihl to Identify tha oaUJl
of tbe limb. The Iream wortlaWe.
- - -- w wmw maw DB ffaMB anvf
body which hu already baaa Jm2