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THE ItEJ) CLOUD CHIEF.
NEWS OE NEBRASKA.
SUCCINCT SUMMARY OF A
Moit Important lliipprnltiG of H" r'
Hflrrn nn Itrlclly Mcnllitnril All Tor
tlnrm of the State Covered A ThorniiBh
Itmumo of Xrliriiftkit Nun a.
The. motion for a new trial in the
ense of tin- Stntc vh. tioo. Knight nt
Itltitr was overruled imd Knight wns
sentenced to servo, lit the penitentiary
six years on each nf two counts, his
second term to commence Immediate
lyitpon lluj expiration of his first
term. Tins sentence metins not only
twelve yen rs hnl without n doub. n
life sentence, n.s Ceo. Kiiilit is now In
Ills sixty-eighth year. Stes have been
taken to carry the ease to the supreme
court. TIiIh will probably avail noth
ing, uh the ease of tins state was too
well established. 'I'IiIh closes the most
Important, case ever ou tho Washing
Ion county docket.
Ucheiiring ' t1, rnM of Ps-Watc
Treasurer Hartley wsis ((ranted Thurs
day by the supreme court, .ludgo
.Sullivan was the member of tho court
who ashed that it be granted. Hart
ley 'h twenty year sentence was nf
firmed by the court January a, a few
days before. Judge Tost was succeeded
on' the, bench by .ludgo Sullivan. With
in tho forty days allowed by law,
Hartley's attorney filed a motion for
rehearing. Tho ease will bo set down
for rearmament April 5. When one or
moro judges of the supremo court
doubt tho correctness of an opinion
handed down, it is customary to grant
a rehearing. Judge Sullivan was the
member of the court In this case who
Tho Lincoln Sons of Lrin celebrated
St. Patrick's day at the Oliver Theatre
Sunday night, hvery scat was full.
Patriotism and regard for country was
tho spirit of tho addresses and songs
of tho evening. The audience was on
thuslastio and wholly In sympathy
with tho speakers. Knglnnil was the
subject of censure, and hopes for tin
future freedom and welfare of their
country was their earnest prayer,
lien. P. II. Harry opened the program
with a few brief and appropriate re
marks and introduced the speakers.
Ilov. Father Nugent, one of the speak
ci said: "In Ireland or America tho
Irish have nothing of which to bo
ashamed. If loyalty to tin stars and
stripes calls for our services tommorow,
wo would bo the first to enlist to the
flag's support. Our honored chair
man," said Nugent, turning to Oencrtil
Harry, "typifies the loyalty of the
Irish-American to this his country's
flag." (Shouts of "!ood," and ap
plause.) "If we had no Hag to show."
continued tho father, "he yet could
show that stump of an arm to prove
his loyalty to country."
If war is declared about one month
from now the Spaniards will find Ne
braska national guardsmen clothed
and In their right mine and armed
with capsof tho latestmilitary pattern.
AdjiituntXScimrnl Harry ha forvvuri
ed u requisition on the government for
clothing anil ordnance. This is tlte
customary requisition. Tho clothing
ordered is to take the place of w orn
out and unserviceable uniforms. The
government allows the Nebraska na
tional guard Su.UUO worth of supplies
annually. In the requisition sent out
is an order for enough caps of the new
pattern to supply tho entire guard.
Only one or two companies have been
using the new caps, they having bought
them at their own expense The old
chasseus caps will bo discarded. Tim
new ones will have solid brass cross
arms Instead of the old thin pressed
brass material. Tho cups are thosamo
as now worn by the officers of tho
guard. The supplies are expected to
urrlvn within one. month.
With profuse and lavish manifesta
tions of love for tho dead, and sym
pathy for tier surviving loved ones, the
the remains of the late Mrs John M.
Thurston were laid to rest Sunday
and old residents of Omaha do not re
call over having seen there a moro
imposing demonstration of popular
affection and grief. Tho funeral party
arrived Sunday at T:."0 a. m. over tho
Hurllngton In a special ear of the
Union Pacific. Accompanying there
mains were Senator Thurston and his
Ron Clarence. Assisunt Secretary
Meiklejohn of the war department and
others. The remains were clad in the
same steel gray satin gown which Mrs.
Thurston wore at the celebration of
her twenty-fifth wedding annlvers'iry
at. her home last (hrlstmas da v.
('lusters of small How eis relieved the
austerity of her garments and in her
band was clasped the tiny American
flag which she held over her heart
when she died on a foreign shore. The
foot of the casket was mantled In a
larger Hag. which was not removed
when It was lowered into the crave.
Tim llornl tributes were lavish and
beautiful. Nov. T. .1. Maekey of All
Saints church preached the funeral
sermon. In concluding his on logy
Itcv. Mnckey said: "May no more cry
of suffering from Cuba henrd. May
no moro suffering cries riso henvon
word until (5nd has called this nation
nnd every other on earth to protest
nTalnst man's inhumanity in that
Attornoy-Oeneral Smyth says that
he Infers that tho chief point involved
In tho Joo Hartley rehearing is the
constitutionality of the st ate depository
law, although ho Is of the opinion that
the validity of that act in nowise ef
fects the fact that Hartley stole tho
money for which ho was convicted.
Murray W, Kepler of Dorehestor'hns
(omtnenced suit against William P.
Ilanley of that place for SIO.OOO dam
ages for alleged slander, tho words
eomplnined of being reflections upon
his rntcgrlty while employed by Han
The Irish patriot, John Daly, spoke
in Omaha on St. Patrick's day, re
ceiving a welcome that warmed the
cockles of his Irish heart.
A woman named Hugenine, em
ployed as cook at the Hansom house,
Wymore, was burned to death. Her
clothes caught while building a fire.
(1. W. Southwlck, living south of
Hartlngton was nearly killed In a run
away the other day. Several ribs
were broken, and ho was otherwise
The Citlcns (ias company of South
Omaha has been incorporated by Wil
liam A. Schrel, A 1 ford II. Noyes,
Thomas Kelly, Chltty C. Kyes and Hd
ward U. Ditlllo. The capital slock is
S I. o.ooo.
The Sovereign Chemical company,
with a capital slock of SIOO.OMO. and
the Calicnte Coal company, with n
capital stock of SI.'O.O'K). both of Oma
ha, recently filled articles of incor
poration with tho secretary of state.
Mrs. Jensen, living neat' the corner
of First and Main streets, Fremont,
was the victim of an attempted rape,
but succeeded in fighting off her as
sailant, whom it is charged was .las.
Hatcher. The polio. was notified but
the oll'cnder had jumped tho town.
At Franklin a small boy ten years
old, son of Hen Keams. met with a
horrible accident Tceently which toolc
his life. He had been cutting corn
stalks all day and was just finishing
up cutting a largo Hold when In some
way the horses becoming unmanage
able, ho was thrown to tho ground in
front of the stalk cutter, which passed
over his entire body. He was dead in
a few minutes anil horribly mangled.
(Jilbcrt I. Clark, of Tekamah, who
was arrested a few weeks ago charged
with attempted rape on his thirteen-ycnr-old
daughter and Incest with Ills
eighteen-year-old daughter, was ttr
rainged in the district court at Teka
mah, pleading guilty to the last charge.
Judge Haker, after commenting on the
enormity of the crime with which the
prisoner was charged, sentenced him
to seventeen years in tho state peni
tentiary at hard labor.
!. 1 4. (iruycr, a farmer living three
miles west of Hartlngton, was taken
before the commissioners of insanity
and adjudged to be insane. (iruyer
imagines that tins departed spirit of
his sister returns at stated periods to
torment him and that she appears
above his knee in his right leg. If ho
catches her at a certain point lie can
communicate with her. During the
examination by the board ho would
grab his limb so hard that his bands
had nearly to be pulled apart.
Charles llivett, of Llniwood. a broth
er of James Uivcttof tho H. iV M.,
at Lincoln, has just received a letter
from India containing an account of
tint death of Ins son Albert, wlm was
engaged in war in India. Young Illvott
was on a tour around tho worid. Hit
stopped to engage In war In India,
fight inir for Kitglaud. He was wound
ed in battle and died later. Ho be
longed to K. O. Voikshlro Light In
fantry, Fourth Brigade, Second Divis
ion. A bad wreck occurred in the II. v
M. yards nt Nebraska City the other
day. Tin Beatrice freight was stand
ing on the side track when the Kansas
City train arrived from Nebraska City
junction across the river. The switch
had been left open and tho engines
came together with a terrible crash.
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ly no one. was killed. Conductor 11-
Mams nas a nan cm over tins eye, ami
Brakemau Salisbury was thrown to
the ground and had his ankle badly
A part of the government exhibit at
the exposition will be a stamping ma
chine, which has been in use in tho
Philadelphia mint forever fifty years.
It is used for stamping the silver dol
lar. In the coining of each dollar it
strikes a blow equal to 100 tons and
lias a capacity of Sl'0,000 an hour. The
treasury department will also Include
In Ita exhibit a complete sot of all the
currency issued by the government,
from the shinplastor to tho gold cer
tificates of the highest denomination,
$10,000, and eonipleto sets of current
coins of seventy of the leading nations
of the earth an 1 a full set of all na
tional medals nuthorlcil by emigres.
There is again a prospect that the
fit and Island sugar factory will bo In
operation this year and that beet-raising
will be one of the industries in
Hull and adjoining counties. The fol
lowing telegram has been received
from Mr. Oxnard: "My investigation
convinces mo that, although not ofll
chilly withdrawn. Hawaiian nnnovti
lion cannot prevail. In view of the
certainty of this It seems to mo un
necessary to complicate our Nebraska
beet contracts with tho Hawaiian
clause 11113 longer and 1 authorise Its
withdrawal." Contracts with this
clause eliminated are now in tho hands
of tho printers and some of them will
be distributed soon. It Is stated on
good authority, too, that tho beet
raisers' organisation will have a meet
ing this week to take action in the
matter, and it is believed tho organi
zation will accept the contract as It
now stands nnd that there will bo n
lnrgo and sufficient acreage for a good
campaign next winter.
W. W. Pool, manager of the No
b.iaska Land and Cut tin company's
ranch near Havenna, committed suicide
by shooting himself. Pool had been
suffering from congestion of the. brain
and nervous irritation. Ills body was
found in the cemetery lying across tlm
graves of his children.
The Kvcnlng Herald is the name ot
a now dally paper 13- Lurov L. Smith
former local editor of tho Dally Times,
which begun its career In York this
week. Tho new daily lias many fricmli
and will be liberally supported.
UNCLE SAM AND SPAIN
A BRIEF REVIEW OF IMPORT
Conpw.ril Comment on Hip Tntcrimllntml
Imbroglio Which Tlirriilnn to Terml
imtn In War Wur rrcpiirutloni I'ully
Troops are being mobilized on tho
Troops at Ft. Leu ven worth are pre
paring to march.
The report of the boaid of Inquiry is
e.xpccted nt 11113- time.
It is denied thai Spain lias purchased
from Italy the cruiser Viiro.
Tho torpedo boat itogers will be de
livered to tho government Mai eh 10.
The pope has expressed his willing
ness to do all he can to prevent war.
Cionornl Nelson A. Miles says the
war would be short, sharp and decis
ive. A regiment is being formed at Can
ton, O.. to bo known as "The Presi
The government is hastening ship
ments of coal, powder, and other war
supplies to Ke3 West.
Cubans declare autonomy will 11 vrr
bo accepted. Tiny will fight for 'in
dependence or death."
Companies having the building of
torpedo boats have been liistruoUd to
rush them to coinplctljn.
The naval divers are still working
about the wreck of the Maine tin'der
direction of Captain Sigibce.
Cavalry is being enlisted, which
leads to the conclusion that in theca.se
of war Cuba will be invaded.
Spain litis made a mild form of pro
test against the assembling of a large
fleet of warships at Kiv West.
A consignment of twenty torpedoes
are being .shipped dully from the Bliss
wonts at lirooKlyn to Newport, K. 1.
The report of the naval court of in
cpiiry is sa'd to be on its v.a3 from
IC03 West to Washington l3' special
Amid the cheers of their fellow sur
vivors and friends a mini! or of the of
ficers of the Maine left Key West for
The price paid 113- the government
for tho steel yacht' Mayllower. which
belonged to the Ogdcu (ioelot cstute
Tho firm of I. 13. Dnpont ,v Co.. Wil
mlngton. Del., it shipping pnis-ici-dall.y
to Fortress Monroe for the big
The Fern, having finished her work
of carrying relief supplies, ha-, re
turned to Havana to relieve tho oruis
Three batteries of artillery- have left
Fort Ulley, Kan. One goes' to Savan
nah, da., one to New Orleans, ar.d one
to Fortress Momoc.
It is said the report of the Spanish
commission is rosuty. it is a No said
It will be sure to report the explosion
as of internal origin.
The war in Cuba so far has cost
ipain 70,000 men. Not all w ere killed,
however, but have been wounded or
Count Cipriano do Maa. Spanish am-bassado-
to Ituly, saysSpain will never
give up Cubu. and is willing to risk do
siruouou ratner than yield.
The war department is not in the
market as purchaser of heavy ord
nance, but is buying all the rapid lire
guns it can get its hands on.
Spain has given it out cold that she
will pay no IndemiiUv. if asked to do
so, anil that Intervention on the part
of Uncle Sam 111113- niean war.
Tho cabinet has information that
tho Chilean battleship (nilgglns
not ,JL.01, l1im.ltS,.,i i,. Spain. It
purchased by Snain. It uiiiv
ultlinnrcty he added to our licet.
A dispatch from San Juan, Porto
P.ico says the feeling there against
Americans is grow lug and the consul,
Mr. Hauua, may request 11 warship.
Tho crew of the filllbuster Daunt
less, eighteen In all, finding their
occupation gone by tho seizure of the
boat, lime joined tho Fulled States
Secretary of the Navy Long is con
stantly on the go. He is biis3 seeing
many portions with whom the depart
ment has contracts or expects to have
A basket filled with the best trained
carrier pigeons from the training loft
has been shipped to League Island for
use on board the cruisers Columbia
The fleet at K03' West w 111 soon be
augmented by the arrival of the gun
boat Annapolis, torpedo bo.it. Footo,
naval tugs Leyden and Sainoset and
tlu gunboat Helena.
Tho California Powder works at
Santa Cruz, has received order- from
the navy for .'1,000,000 pounds of brown
prismatic powder. About six months
will be required to fill the order.
It Is said the object of the navy de
partment in purchasing such craft as
the Ogdcu (loelct yacht Mayflower Is
to provide a number of picket bouts of
good speed and seagoing qunllty.
Tho house committee hui unani
mously ndopted the motion of llopre
sentatlvo Foss of Illinois, to authorize
tho construction of six new torpedo
boats and six torpedo boat destroyers.
The unusual naval incident wns wit
nessed Friday last at (iravesend. Kng.,
of one power turning over to another
power a warship In the harbor of a
tlilnl power. The cruiser Ainuzonas
was formally transferred to the UuU
cd States, the ceremonies utter .ting
tho samo being simplo but Impressive,
The San Francisco will transfer hulf
her crow- to the new purchase ami
both sail for tho States.
The gunboat Ran Francisco has
soiled from Lisbon to the river Tyne,
Kngland, where the now cruiser Ama
7onas, recently purchased from Brazil,
will bo manned from tho former.
It Is whispered in Washington that
Baron Hongjuuiullor. Austrian minis
ter, came vry near receiving his pass
ports for bilking too much.' It appears
that ho hjul caMed upon Assistant Sec
retary of State Day in relation to In
demnity for Hungarian iniuern killed
1)3 Sheriff Martin and his deputies at
Lattlner. Pa., Hint the tnlk drifted to
Cubaii affairs, nnd the minister let his
temper get tho better of his tongue.
It is said the matte? vrus adjusted by
The re port of the court, is expected
Secretar.y (Sage says there will be no
war with Spain.
The harbor of San Francisco Ifi be
ing well fortified.
Tin Maine's steam launch has been
raised from tho wreck.
The double terreted monitor Terror
lias been ordered to Key West.
There are SO.'.OOO people In Cuba
whose condition is such us to need
'J Representative Kin? of Ftah has in
troduced a joint resolution recogniz
ing the independence of Cuba.
London papers hint that in ease of
acute trouble between Spain and the
Fulled States France will a-t with
Powder, shot, and shell continue to
arrive at. I'cnsneola. Flu., in large
quantities for the forts and batlcrj
It Iv stated on reliable autliorlt3' that
congress will not adjourn without ti
declaration on its pint which will tend
to stop the war in Cuba.
The Norwegian steamer Nonlk3'ii
has arrived in New York fioin Hutu
buiy with f.0. 000 pounds of smokeless
powder for this government.
A Nice. France, dispatch ways: "It
is nti'ioieil here that Spain litis pin
chased the steam 3'tieht !iralda be
longing to Hugh McAlitiont, M. P."
Senator Thurston, before his de
parture from Omaha to Washington,
said the only solution of the Ciiiimi
trouble was Intervention by this gov
It is said Unit Cici'mun3''.H commercial
interests, as well as her regard for the
(ierni'in residents in the I'uitcd State
forbids interference on her part in tlu
A navy 0 II -liil ha 4 said that "the
question of the purchase of the O'llig
gins is still in the air. Spain will not
get her, and if she is sold it will be
to tho Fnileil States."
The magnificent first-class battle
ship Oregon litis left Mm Francisco foe
her trip along the southern Pacific
coast. She will proceed to Calloo
Peru and await orders.
The Black Hills ranges aic belnf
scoured l3 gove.nnicnt agents for
horses tillable for cavalry. Ono agent
litis n contract to secure ','.000 lior.cs at
soon tts they can bo bought.
The INt of vessels available for nux
llinr.y cruisers, such as steamship-,
3'tiehts, tugs an other craft, which 1
now in the bauds of the nav.y depart
ment, include 1 111113 ,u' thousand.
In his .speech at Atlanta, (in., Win.
J. Bryan ignored politics ami preached
patriotism. Ho .,ii the people wen a
unit in support of the itdinistration.
lie also paid :i high tribute to Consu
Fiigi,t3 recruits have been forwarded
from the Columbus. O.. post for trie
new artillery regiments. A high
standard for enlistment is lived turd
fully four-fifths of those applying are
A new squadron of naval vessels is
to be stationed at Hampton ltotids. The
battleships Massachusetts and Toas
will leave the licet tit Key West and
join the Minneapolis, Columbia aud
Brnokl.vu, now at Hampton I toads.
The Hethlehem. Pa., iron company's
ordnance works Is now running l"tiy
and night and over 'J. 000 hands are em
ployed. The.v worked Sunda.y lust
the lirst time they have done so in
A disDiitch from Berlin sa3s Spain
litis made repeated aud strong appeals
to Fmperor Francis Joseph of Austria
to use his efforts to secure aiil of Kit
ropcan nations to restore amicable re
lations between Spain and the United
It was rumored Saturda3- that ("Ion
oral Paudo. the s"ioud in command of
the Spanish forces in Cuba, had been
captured 13' a baud of insurgents un
der I'alisto iSarelti in tin Trinidad dis
trict of Kastern Cuba. The capture i"
denied In Havana.
fteneral Leo. Sunda.y visited the
graves nf the Maine victims in Colon
cemetei'3' at Havana. The ground has
been leveled preparatory to sodding
and ornamentation with approprate
shrubs and (lowers, (leneral Lee will
soon erect 11 fence, enclosing all the
graves, with agatewa.v. Tho question
of a suitable monument has not yet
Senator Proctor made n statemcnl
to the senate Thursday of his observa
tions on the Island of Cuba. Hit saj'R
tin sights witnessed among the reco'ti
ecntrndoes is indescribable: gives Wc.y
lei credit with the present condition
of affairs; siijk Blnnct is powerless to
restore order: pronounces iiutonom.v a
failure; believes Cubans tire capable of
self-government: says tho conditions
ot -panlsh hospitals the worst tho
world ever saw: tho SpanNh soldiery
tin poorely olllcereil: the military tac
tics of both government and insurgent
troops is poor, nnd gives figures to
show that the death rato of non-com
batants is appalling.
The procedure in connection with
the submission of the report of the
i Maine court of inquiry ley the presi
I dent to emigres- N now clearly out
lined, aud a cabinet olllcer explained
the general line of action at present
intended to be pursued upon receipt of
the report, which is expected to reach
Washington next Thursday. A eopv
of it will bn latd before tho Spanish
government ver.v early and as soon as
can bo consistently done tho report
will be r-ent to congress and made pub
lic at tho same time. Tho report to
congress will bo accompanied b.v n
message from the president stating
that after receiving tho report tho
conclusions were laid before the Span
ish government and appropriate action
from that quarter asked.
Tho naval court of inquiry has ar
rived at Ke.V West. The members of
the court wi'l not shed 11113 light, on
tlie cause of the explosion in Havana
harbor which wrecked the Maine. It
is believed the report is nlrcad' made
out. nnd that the court is awaiting
orders as to when thej shall report.
Over (1,000 nooplo rose simultaneously
Sunday night at the Metropolitan
opera house. New York, nnd Joined
with tho sttige chorus in singing the
"Star Spangled Banner." Tho occasion
was a performance for the benefit of
tho Maine monument fund. The en
tertainment, aside from subscriptions
netted about 83.000. Among the. spec
tutors was Mls Kvnngoline Clsneros
CUBA'S INDEPENDENCE TO
A Dtptnmntlc Hrttlrinrnt to lio Mopoil for
Cabinet Members Sny ('ongrrni Must
Share the ltroioiillHlty WittclilliK
Hpula'n Toi-pulo Itoiit Flotilla.
New Yomt, Muroli Jl. "Whllo tho
Maine disaster Is insuparnbty linked
with the general Cuban question,"
wiys tho Washington correspondent of
tho New York Herald, "1 was assured
by a member of tho cabinet that tho
President would deal with tho former
diplomatically, before making repre
sentations to Spain concerning tho
liuleji'ndcnce of Cuba. Tho blowing
up of tho Maine Is to be used as an
additional nnd final argument as to
why a speedy end should be brought
to tho war in Cuba.
"President MoKinley Is anticipating
a decision which will show tho main
cause of the disaster to have been duo
to an outside explosion and that the
court will bo unable to show wlrat
person or person committed the
crltrre A cabinet member told 1110 that
while the President was preparing to
make diplomatic representations to
Spain on mi indemnity basis he win
not unmindful of the possibilities of n
finding by the court which would make
war unavoidable, and that tho extra
ordinary mllitury and naval propara
Voni wero consequently begun.
"TI1I3 official told me ll.tvt only a
decision showing positively direct
connection of Spanish officials with
tho Maine disaster would prevent the
President from carding out his deter
mination to deal with tiio Maine catas
tropho in a strictly legal and diplo
matic way, It may be further stated
that the President liopci and expoets
that this matter can be adjusted diplo
matically. "I am informed that It Is now the
purposo of thu President to make Con
gress joints responsible for any ac
tion in dealing with tho general
Cuban question which may result In
war. Ho believes that the Independ
ence of Cuba Is written in tho boJc of
fate. Ho further believes that the
blowing up of the Mnlno makes it Im
perative upon this country lo do some
thing at tho earliest date possible to
end tho war in Cuba, but he Is rrot
convinced as to tho best means of do
uig this without bringing on war.
"Ho lias said that ho will not be ro
cponsible for an 'uiihuly war. If the
United States is to bo made responsi
ble for precipitating a war ho desires
that Congress shall Lharc the respon
sibility with him.
"Instead of Issuing a proclamation
recognizing tho independence of Cuba,
as It has been frequently asserted he
would, President MoKinley Is now of
tho opinion that Congress should take
tho Initiative. It is for that reason
that the administration lias changed
Ita program in favor of p,n early ad
journment. I am assured that the
President now wants Congress to stay
here until tho Cuban question is in n
fair way to settlement. There Is no
further doubt that the holding of the
Spanish torpedo llotllla at the Canar
ies and tho withdraw ul of tho battle
ships from the vicinity of Cuba, was
tho result of an agreement reached by
the Washington und Madrid govern
ments. "Tho fact that Hear Admiral Slcard
has with him ut Kc3 West tv formid
able squndrou, is duo to the desire of
the authorities to hnvo n strong fleet
there when the report ot the court of
Inquiry Is read and the result of the
poliev to be inaugurated by the Presi
dent has made Itself apparent.
"It has been determined by tho offi
cials to continue tho sharp watch
which lias been kept on tho Spanish
torpedo boat flotilla, ami should they
attempt to tuovo to Porto Kico to
tuako a vigorous protest to Spain
looking toward orders for thoir im
mediate return to tho Canaries. If
Spain should refuse to comply with
theso rcpresoutat ons the plan pre
pared D3 tho officials contemplates not
only tho formation of a flying squad
ron, but tho dispatch of crulseas to in
tercept tho .torpedo llotllla and de
NO HOPE FOR GLADSTONE
round No Keller ut llournomontli
Will Ketiirn to Ilnmtnten.
UouitNi'.iiourii, March 2J. Tho fol
lowing built tin has bean issued with
respect to Mr. Gladstone:
In the absence of an3 improvement
In Mr. Gladstone's condition, it has
been settled in consultation thut ho
should return to HawarJon next
The bulletin Is rogardod as having
only one meaning. It is understood
mo grievous laeitu pains nave re
turned und will no longer yield to thu
S'DTnntocn llnrtet Darned Dp.
lIurcuiJiHo.v, Kan., March 21.
Lightning struck tho barn on Harvey
Etsminger's farm, just west of tho
city, last night nnd fired the building.
Seventeen head of horses perished.
l"ho 11 ro spread to tho granaries and
cribs, burning 4,000 bushels of corn
and over 81,000 worth of farm ma
chinery. Tho complete loss is about
To Adroit Vtr UaUrUU Fro.
WxnniNoroM, March 31. At tho
opening of tho session of the IIouso
to-day Mr, Dlngiey, the floor leader of
the majority, offered the bill reported
from the ways und means eoiniulttce
providing for tho free entr3 into this
country ot guns, ammunition and
other nnval nuppllos and war material
purchased abroad until January ),
J8C9. He explained thut tho commit
too had unanltnonsPy reported the bill
It was asked for by the Secretaries of
War nnd Navy. The bill was passed
without division. :u
MAINE INQUIRY REPORT.
Keenest 1'xpoi fancy in Washington
Mulno hurt. Ivor Arrive.
WAsntNoroN, March ?1. Tho keen
est expectancy was apparent In all ofll
clal quarters to day In anticipation of
tho early receipt of tho report of tho
court of inquiry upon tho Mnlno dis
aster. Tho warlike preparations con
tinued with unabated vigor at tho
War and Navy departments, but tho
mnlno interest of this centered in tho
forthcoming report Tho interest wan
so intense that lnr.t- reports gained
circulation to tho effect that tho ofll
clal document would be In the hands of
the President within the next twenty
four hours, but these conjectures on
Inquiry in aiilhorltivo tourccs,
wero found to bo inaccurate A cabi
net officer stated that It would bo
hero early next week. Beyond this
he could not go. It was stated defi
nitely thnt no advance intimation us
to tho character of tho report had
been received here One rumor had
it that Lieutenant Blow had brought
to'Washington an abstract of tho con
clusions, but this was dismissed after
Lieutenant Blow had been in confer
ence with Sccretar3 Long and other
The chief development of tho morn
ing was tho arrival of four of the sur
vivors of tho Maine disaster, who held
a long conference with Sccrcttiry
Long, and later wero taken by tho
secretary to the Wliilo house for a
tatk with the President Thesai sur
vivors are Lieutenant Holman, navi
gator of tho Maine; Lieutenant (ica
P. B.ow; Lieutenant A. B. Catlin, in
command of tho marines oti tho
Maine, and Boatswain, Larkin, ono of
the non-commissioned officer.'! of tho
wrecked battleship. These men hail
passed through the fearful ordeal of
tho explosion and had been nt Havana
since it occurred. There had been no
announcement of their being detached
from Captain Slgsbee's command in
Havana and their coming was a com
plete surprise, except to a few officials.
With them came Naval Constructor -Hoover,
who was sent by Secretary
Long from Washington a few weeks
ago to make a teclin cal iu.speotiou of
tho w roe's of the Muine.
Constructor Hoover refused abso
lutely to talk about his trip to Ha
vana or to givo any information con
cerning the board of inquiry or tho
condition of affairs in Cuba.
The Interview between Lieutenant
Blow und Secretary Long lasted for
some time, other olllcials being called
In. It was stated authoritative
after tho conferenco that tho main
subject of conversation was tint
explosion itself, comprising 11 detailed
nnrrativo of the otllcersaud a harrow
ing description of the calamity
Whether the cause of tho explosion
was under discussion could not bo
Senator Chandler was in conference)
with several cabinet oflicera to-day,
and after leaving them expressed thu
opinion that the report of tho naval
board of inquiry would not bo re
ceived until next week.
"It is barely possible," said tho
Senator, "that tho character of the
document may be such us to make It
Inexpedient to glvu it out until
Congress can bo mado avvaro
gradually of its content.. If, for
Irrstance, it indicates beyond doubt
tho culnablllty of the Spanlnrds in
connection with the Maine dis
aster, it would not bo wiso lo place
Congress in immediate possession of
the fucts officially for fear that war
would bo declared Instantaneously
and without due regard to all tho con
ditions. SAYSSPaTn MU3T GO.
A Statement on tlm Cabin Qiiostlou
Troin Cnncrsiiiinim Ulund.
Nr.w Youis, March 21. Iioprescnta
tivo Uiclurd P. Bland of Missouri dic
tutcd tho following statement con
cerning the Cuban situation:
"Wo aro waiting for tho roport of
this commission of inquiry, which in
supposed to bo hard at work probing
for the facts in tho Maine disaster.
When I say we, I mean tho Democrats
of tho House
"We aro not pressing mntters be
cause wo want to hear what this board
has to sn We want to know wheth
er it is going to find the Spaniards
guilty or blameless and wo want to
know other things in this connection.
"What tho administration propose
to do, of coui'ic. I do not know: but
unless It drives tho Spaniards out of
Cuba the poop o of this government
nro going to csk tho reason why, and
their demands will be btrong and em.
"l do not believe Congress will ad
journ until It knows what tho Presi
dent Is going to do for Cuba. I bo
llovo thes) sentiments I have just
given volco to are thoso of tho Housu
SPANISH MINE HORROR.
l:i)loloo nt llelniri IUnlt la
Doatll of Scveiity-UTe Man.
Madiiid, March 21. A tcrrlblo ex
plosion took place yesterday in tho
SanU Isabel mine at lielmez, province
of Cordovla. Bcventy corpses have
already been recovered aud many men
aro as yet unaccounted for. Five of
the rescued have succurubod to their
A TRAINING SHIP LOST.
IUy llelclan ( ndtili sail Twontr Offloera
rrulotbty Lout In u I'nlllilon.
London, March 21. Tho steamor
which was bunk with all on board
Wednesday morning In collision with
tho British bark British Princess,
from Lelth for Liverpool, off Gabbard
lightship, is believe! to bnvn lHfn ti,
Ville d'Anven, a Belgian government
training ship, having on board Blxty
codots and twenty officers, in addition
to her regular crew.
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