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Spanish Authorities in Havana Employ
Drastic Measures.
Paily Tirade Against Them Takes Moro
Active Form.
Chief of Police Oalls tha Correspondents
"Liars" and "Pigs. "
Ignorant Populace Urium Invldlon *
Coinpiirlnnnft Iletvreen SpnnUU
CrulNi-rx and the Wreck ot
I II the IlaltleNhln Maine.
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MAVA.NA , March C. CNcw York Cable
gram Special Telegram. ) The dally tlrado
against the American correspondents here
has taken a more active form. Honoro Laino
has been arrested and placed Incommuni
cado , charged with .being a representative of
a Now York newspaper and -with having
said tbat the Malno was blown up by a
mine or a torpedo. Chief of Police Pagllerl
was frank to rudeness In his remarks on
the subject. Ho seemed to feel that the
mere statement of a universally apparent
fact Incriminates the 'Spanish ' government ,
though no Havana correspondent has oven
hinted at euch a thing.
Colonel Pagllerl had been dining late anrt
when ho got to calling mo and other corre
spondents "liars , " "pigs" and such names
I was force , ! to Inform him that I could not
allow his Insults In Havana or anywhere
else. He Immediately turned to half a dozen
of his subordlnatea , crying very excitedly :
"I , did not Insult him , you are all witnesses
that I did not ins lit him. " And eo the In
cident wan cloed. In fact. Colonel Pagllerl
eald much besides iho quoted aburc. Ho
rather forgot that ho had said ho hud seen
General Blanco frequently and had threat
ened to resign If the "Yankee canaille , " or
newspaper men , were not expelled , but that :
General Ollanco had him hold off from day
to day.
Lilno's Imprisonment Indicates that Gen
eral iBlanco Is yielding to the popular c-'amor
which Colonel Pagllerl voiced. There Is no
charge of compllcltr with the rebels nor of
forwarding Insurgent correspondence noth
ing'but stating facts objected to. The harder
the fact tlie keener seems to bo the fi'.lng.
No correspondent clalnw that the potent fact
t : that the 'Maine was blown up Is a calumny
against Spain , but Colonel Pagllerl docs , and
General. Blanco sei'tna to agree with him by
acceding to the police chief's request.
The Spanish-Italian minister Informed tie
that Lalno was to be expelled and that I
and others were to follow lilm shortly.
Lalne , a cultured musician , linguist and In
ventor , wore away fourteen anxious month ! '
in a Cabanas dungeon , and the very thought
of relncarceratlon there appalled him. He
told mo once that he would rather shoot him
self than endure the torture again. I saw
' morning. Although
him at 2 o'clock yesterday
though he was Incommunicado , he hasn't
yet been put behind the bara. While fubslly
ccuntlngout gold -buiSpanish I Interjected
a few words of fair English. He heard them
and spoke ftret , but not of himself.
"Are you arrested , too ? " ho asked quickly.
"Why here ? " I popped.
"Don't you know ? " he answered. "See
General 'Lee ' Orel thing In the mornlig. "
That was all. I saw General Lee at once.
Ho knew nothing of the affair , but seemed
pleased that Lalne. a French citizen , had
claimed his energetic protection rather than
that of his own consul. I hunted up Chief
of Police Pagllerl , who gavcS mo to under
stand that Lalne was to bo sent to the
United States. If I understand correctly ,
Lalnc'n Incarceration In the awful Cabanas
wan exquisitely cruel and In as bad taste
as delivering Correspondent Gay's expulsion
order In the midst ot Bradley Johnston's
dinner to Consul General Lee. Colonel
Pagllerl's comrades wcro ashamed of hlf
coarse attacks on the correspondents , and
several of them left. He continued outlin
ing a new government policy.
The Maine shoe seems to fit. If what the
Incensed chief of police said of Genera
Blanco Is true , then even James Gordon
Bennett's men will have to go. I told Colo-
ncl Pagllerl , Juot as I had previously told
General Solano , General Pando , Secretary
General Congosto and others , that when they
produced In print over my signature any
statement of any fact non-existent 01 twistec
I should take this hint and the next north
bound steamer , and , furthermore , that I
would not leave until they did , for Cuba
Is not officially In a state of war. and no
unarmed visitor may bo expelled without
Colonel Pagllcri's words were strong as
well as coarse. "Spain has got tired of you
American correspondents you canaille , you
plE3. "
Right here I had to stop htm. Then he
explained how cordial the Amerlcan-Spanlsl
relations are and haw the countries wouli
love each other If H were not for the news
papers. Pagllerl reflects no credit upoi
Gcnrral Blanco's earnest administration. Ho
Is a good exponent of the Ignorant , prej
udlccd , crafty man In official position. I
General lllanco was quoted correctly , am
other recent statements ot high palace offl
dais Indicate that ho was , the garrote ts to
bo applied to the truth In Cuba with more
torsion than even Weylcr knew bow to ap
ply , and the correspondents are to be unde
an espionage as rigorous as Is the censor
tillIp of their cable dispatches. In fact , 1
Is hardly safe now for a Cuban to talk with
on American correspondent. Thus It Is tba
the "great reforms , " "liberal policy" am
"Cuban home rule" are progressing. It I
not General Blanco's fault. But ho canoe
stand the pressure of those people who lion
cstly believe that the Maine's officers wer
oil ashore February 15 , that Its dlsclplln
was lax , that It was badly built , that It ex
ploded In consequence ot the carelessness o
its officers and men , and that any other ex
planatlon or even theory Is an Insult t
"Gentlemanly Spain" from the Americans
n race , as their Illustrated papers tell them
and their Journals state , which Is "com
pcscd principally of fat pigs only to b
Stuck with Spanish bayonets. "
This Is no fable. A glauco Into any loca
paper ehows It clearly. Now tut the rocket
have ceaied to whizz , the bauds to play , Ih
( lirtrs to roar and the cannon to salute th
Almirauto Oquendo and welcome it to anchor
age near Its Mg twin , theVIzcaja , the sim
Ignorant people look at them , then at th
Maine's scrap-iron pile and the United State
man-of-war Fern , and laugh. Their paper
print meanwhile new clamors fee the up
presslon of truth from Cuba tbat ttiln
which la the hardest to get and to deman
the wholesale expuUlon ot American corre
I am able to state tbat Biulgn Powelao
did not testily before the court of Inqulr
that the Maine's keel was blown upwan
That would liave been renmkablo state
went and would have proven clearly en ou
Ida explosion by testimony of a governmen
wltnfia ot large slie. What the clever od
eer did find woa that one ot ( be Matae
port bottom plate * , with a tlffeulne plat
, ttach d. M blows upward , apparently froa
b perl aid * , * 4 tfcat U *
trJV' > 4 * 11
Imply straightened until It protruded several
feet above the water. American naval offi
cers are Indignant at the use of Powclson'o
name. Ttiey say that although one corre
spondent says ho doesn't know the officer
In question , yet there are half a dozen others
who do , and the general public Idea would
be that Poweleon bad disobeyed orders and
talked. This , I am sure , he did not do.
Careful search reveals tde fact that nil
the Cuban and Spanish divers are accounted
for. The alleged injsterloas deaths were from
natural causes and one occurred six weeks
before the Maine disaster. The older , on
February 21 , was that ot a man who had
been partly'bed-rlddcn for two years.
Work < n tde wreck Is being pushed vigor ,
ously. The naval divers put In almost full
eight hours a day In the darbor'a b'.ack water
and the Malno'a awful charnat hull. The
Immense amount of wreckage Impeded them
at first and the dark water was new to them.
Tom Smith and Sturdy Olcson of the Iowa ;
Ronqulst and Schlutcr of the New York ,
end Under Gucner Organ , also an expert
diver , of the New York , are doing gallant
Inflammatory circulars continue to bo scat
tered. The Cuban "laboranters" are doing
their best to Inflame the lower clasres. So
far It seems that the volunteers see -through
the scheme , but they are ripe for mischief.
The demand of the radical autonomists for
the disarmament of the 64,000 native , or
Spanish volunteers , whljh alone would make
autonomy poealble , has provoked violent re
monstrance from the whole corps. In fact ,
the situation Is critical. With the govern
ment weakening , autonomy dying , the Insur
gents not surrendering , the Malno proofs
ailing and -tho lower Spanish elements boll-
ntf , Havana today Is not safe for Amerl-
As to the war against the Insurgents , the
IBclal reports of the military operations
iroughout all Cuba Friday show one man
tiled , none wounded , two camps taken , the
urrender of one unarmed and two armed
ncn and the capture of "two saddles , doc-
mcnts and effects. " Meanwhile 600,000
tarve , thousands of bravo peasant lada ar-
ivo from Spain to become prey to fevers
nd American commerce loses at the rate
f $100,000,000 a year.
The Havana papers , commenting on Amer-
can charity , accuse unknown persons of
raud and smuggling , reflecting on the good
alth of Now York shippers. They add that
ho distress here Is not so extreme nor the
harlty sent of such extent as to relieve our
iwn citizen ? . They assert that the legal
ale of condensed milk by Importers Is 1m-
osslble , an a box of It costs $14 In gold with
hu duties , whllo It Is sold In many stores at
10 In silver , In single cans offered for sale
iy persons unknown to the commercial
icuscs. They assert that the medicines are
ecelveU In quantities for annual icont-ump-
lon , quinine being offered for sale by
vclght , whereas doses are given In grains.
t is asserted also that In the warehouses of
San JOPC , where the Red Cross supplies are
ccelvcd and stored , the authorities l.uve
discovered a package imported on the steamship -
ship Scguranca containing watches , Jewelry
and other dutiable articles. The package Is
said to bo held by the customs olllcl-ils. The
papers call for vigorous action on the part
of the director of the custom house to en-
OPJO the laws for the punishment of the
Nobody Is openly accused , but the papers
sound a ne'e of alarm. It la a continuation
of the howl made dally on seeing that rc-
conccntradcs sell milk 'for cigarettes. It Is
universal now , awing to the Increase of
Spanish arrogance following the arrival ot
Spanish war ships.
8n > It Hun .Mttdv Xc > Olllclnl Cammiiiil-
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MADRID , March 6. ( New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) I am able testate
state that the Spanish government has not
demanded the recall of Consul Leo nor made
any official communications against Lee. The
rumor to recall Leo originated In the Madrid
press that has shown an animus for some
Ime against Leo. El Correspondence do
2spana last night attributed to an Impor-
ant person In the present administration a
statement to the effect that "If Leo had
wired to his government the opinion on the
Malno catastrophe that correspondents stated
.ho 'Spanish ' government would bo obliged to
nslst upon an Immediate rectification and
the recall of that official. " Tonight no
prominent paper even alludes to Lee.
The Madrid government expects very favor
able results from the electoral manifesto
lust Issued In Havana by the autonomist
executive committee. All the H2W con-
ce-'slors In the shape of home rule fore-
shadowcil by this manifesto will be approved
3y the homo government If they contribute
toward hel > ! iug the pacification of the colony.
The Imparclal today , publishes minute de
tails concerning the smuggling alleged to
ha\o been carried on by American traders
resident In Cuba with the ccanlvance of
some people connected with the committee
on relief for the distressed Cubans. The
Imparclal adds. "Consul Leo was very In
dignant when the smuggling was discovered
and offered to cooperatewith the Spanish
authorities In punishing the offenJcrs , "
There In n I'onNllilllty of ! < Nerdlnir
All the Yards Can Turn Out.
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LONDON , March . ( New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Manager
Vulcan of the ship building works , Stt'.tm ,
Germany , being asked by telegraph
there was any foundation for th.9 repjrt that
Ills firm had sold three crulscre io the Gran
ts h government , cabled today aa follows :
"We have sold no cruisers to the Hpau'eh
government. "
The rumored attempts of Spain to purchase
war ships In British yards have caused tager
discussion ID political circles here. n\pn If
Spain could provide the necessary funds , It
believed that In the r.resmt t'ery threat
ening state of the relations wltU Frame , the
Britten government would prevent any such
transaction from being carried. In feet It
Is reported tonight that the Britlah admiralty
have already taken steps to secure price
option en the purchase of all av.ill.ibloai
ships building In Brltlti'i yards.
The gravity of the present Anglo-Ficnch
situation fully warrants the JccepUnco ot
this report. The French goverti'iK'nt hsn
absolutely refused to accede to Ide demands
of the British government concjrn'nj ' the
occupation of territory In West Africa chi'.med
to be within the Brltlid sphere. M , Ifano-
taux , , emboldened to this courea fay iho dis
sensions between Mr. Sallsnury tad Mr.
Cdambcrlaln , has carried the day ! n the
cabinet for an energetic pDUcy a aln t Salis
bury. Troops have teen rent'to West Atrlea ,
but Salisbury Is endeavoring to checkmate
him by delaying negotiations with France ,
which , cf caurnc , are conducted through tbo
foreign ome. but public feeling Is thorouptily
ntlrrecl on the matter , and nnless Salisbury
con obtain some substantial concision from
France , ho will be Inevitably pushed oa to
Kutrnure lu u Fight.
CALLOWAT , Ky. , March 6.-A blooly
fight took place yesterday evening in the
New Harlan district of Hnrlan county , In
which one man Is reported to have been
killed and two others mortally 'Aounded.
The -participants wer < \ William dross and
Sam Gross ngalnst Abe Carroll , John Car
lo ! ! and Abe Sewell. Knives and pistols
were freely used and It Is said that Sew
ell was Instantly killed.'whllo William Gross
anil one of theCjrrol'.a were fntally Injured
P.irtlcularB are meacer , but as far ns can
be learned the trouble arose over the kill
ing of n calf belonging < to the Gross brothers
by Carroll ,
Hundred * Leave for Alnikn.
SEATTLE , Wash. . March C. Over 900 pco-
p'e left here today for AlaelCii on the
steamers Valencia and Queen. Tim Valen
cia , bound for Copper river , carried 600 ,
and the Queen , bound far southeastern
Alaska , carried 312. At Tucoma and other
sound points th * Que n' list will be In-
Walter B. Barker BeoonnsTiud of Onban
Sayn He In Dlmmtlnlled with What
He CoiiMlder * the Inactivity
of HI * Hume Gov
ernment. .
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'HAVANA ( via Key West ) , March 6.
New York World Cablegram Special
Telegram. ) Coniul Walter B. Barker ,
Btatloi cd at Sagua , Lagrange. has re-
elgncd. He feels that the American gov
ernment In Iti3 Inactivity regarding Cuban
cffatrs , has Igi crcd all tut ? consular reports
and that the consuls , to all Intents and pur
poses , arc upclcfs as channels of Information.
The first Spanish minister of the colonies ,
when a senator , quoted the American con
sular reports In the Spanish Cortes to sSow
that war In Cuba was Inevitable unless great
rcfcw.s wcrj granted. Consul Barker's re
ports especially were referred to and all ttio
reports were characterized as "calm state
ments of cold blooded men used to telling
the truth to ttielr government. "
Scaor Morct was right. War did come.
But the American government paid less at
tention to Its own agents' reports than even
Spain did , or the war \\ould have ended
long ago. Some hundreds of millions of
dollars and hundreds of thousands of lives
would have been saved and the Maine would
not have been blown up unawarca It the
American government had acted on the rc-
l > orla of the American consuls In Cuba.
If the detailed , exact Information of eye
wltncescs , officially received from Cuba , were
unreservedly given to the American people
an angry ehout would rise from Malno to
In face of horrors beyccid description ; In.
face of the Ices to American Interests ; de-
eplto the now known fact that the Cuban
war Is hopelcai for both sides , and In the
full consciousness that Its Intervention will
be forced finally anyhow , the government of
the United States simply has allowed Spain
to drag , drag along and starve to death much
more than a third of Its still loyal Cuban
subjects , while meanwhile It has beta ut
terly unable to criwh the revolutionists.
Consul Walter B. Barker fought through
out the civil war. He has a considerable
fortune , which Is safely Invested. He Is
neither timid nor rash. Loading Wall street
men and senators signed for his retention
In office and earnestly wished "to sco the
war through. " 'But Barker has two things
a heart and a conscience and no man with
those two things and courage could bo
brought Into dally contact with the cold
blooded horror of Cuba's war ( or rather
Cuba's premeditated starvation ) In one o
Cuba's smaller 'towns without doing Jus1
what Mr. Barker has done Just refuse to
lend ollllal countenance , even though but a
very humble official , to further American
toleration of Spain's cruelty In Cuba.
Walter B. Barker Blinnly has reached the
position In regard to the general attitude
of the United States government toward the
hopelcrs destruction In Cuba called "war"
that Gcnciul Leo did In regard to the treat
ment of American citizens when he cabled
to Secretary Olney : "I cannot stand another
Ruiz murder. "
The Spanish press In Havana generally
tries to discredit the American Red Crews
efforts , and to stop the arrival of American
food In order to thus complete Cuban ex
termination. The Spaniards themselves ad
mit that to be the only hope for a stable
Spanish Cuba. They allege that Consul
Barker's resignation is on account of fric
tion with General Leo over the Improper dis
tribution of American charity. Although
Sagua , on account of Its distance from
Havana , Is one of the last places reached ,
I ant able to state that Mr. Barker Is a
warm friend of General Lee , and , further ,
of the present administration. Ho writes
personally : "I have received from the pres
ent administration marked attention , for
which I shall ever feel grateful. "
Mr. Barker has no personal motives. His
resignation Is a noble protest against a
shameful governmental policy. Other resig
nations are expected dally. In these times
the position of a United States consul Is
most trying , even If prompt support always
came from Washington.
Senior Quay's nominee for the Matanzas
consulate , Mr. Saylor , came , looked the
ground over , spoke of renting the handsome
housa In town , told Consul Brlce all about
the Cuban war , and then took a steamer
back to Quay's private car , which ho eald
awaited him In Tampa , not at all euro he
wonted the place. And so Mr. Brlce hongs
on against his personal wishes because there
ore hundreds of hungry American citizens
to feed and protect from Insult and Injury.
Consul Hyatt of Santiago Is another able
representative who feels keenly his govern
ment's apathy.
A-general resignation may bo expected of
American officials ashamed ot the govern
ment which was once honored In Cuba. The
Malno horror , whether caused by an ultra-
Spaniard's boiler torpedo , or the Spanish
government's submarine mine , has had noth
ing to do with their resolution.
It took the loss ot 260 murdered American
sailors to fix * American attention upon Cuba.
May the brave action of Walter B. Barker *
and the attitude of his fellow consuls drive
public Insight further Into the Cuban ques
tion until every man , woman and child un
derstands that the Cuban war Is the htarva-
tlon of a peaceful population and the de
struction of everything material : and that
they may fully appreciate- that further war
In Cuba Is useless to Spain , ruinous to Cuba
and finally means war for the United Statca
In any event. Let them demand the publica
tion In full of all consular reports.
Spaniard -Morel said "
: "Remember that
these men are accustomed to tell the truth
to their governments. "
Think He Shown I'nrtliillty Towurd
the Jimurnt-nlM.
MADRID. March 6. For several days the
nowsrapcrs-have been violently attacking
Consul General Fltztiugh Lee. The Impar
clal , after remarking that "an American
newspaper had Insinuated tbat Geaeral Lee
Is a member of a syndicate desiring to pur-
chaco Cuba , " says : "His 111 will toward
Spain la so marked that even newspapers
Inimical to Spain are remarking It. " .
The Impocclal calls upon the government
to demacid the replacing of Consul General ,
Lee. "who. Instead of tightening the bonJr >
of friendship between Spain and the United
Stales , dally renders the situation more
threatening. " It adds that the next session
of the Corteswill "consider Consul General
Lee's conduct. "
Tbe Havdtia correspondent of the Imparclal
says : "Among ( ho packages ot food sent
by the Americans to Cuba the customs offi
cer j found watches , jewelry and otter contra
band articles. All such parcels were con
signed to Consul General Lee , who Is eald
to have energetically protested against such
contraband , dectorlrg that It was without hla
Other papers accuse General Lee of being
"better disposed tonorJ th Cuban Insur
gents than toward the colcclal government. "
The Spanish press , bow ever , In nowise
reproaches United States Minister Woodford .
whco conduct Is Irreproachable , and whc
sltrcs every opportunity to make prclQc
TVIImte to lireMuliie'n Demi.
CITY OP MEXICO. March 6. The mem
orial services tonight at the Methodic ! Epis
copal church In houor of the Milne's dead
wu atUadtd by Ute American
all prominent ( Americans , ths authorities and
a military band which rendered suitable se
lections. Many Mexican. and Cuban sym
pathizers were present.
Spnln Will Xot Accept Decision of
Court of Inquiry ,
( Copyright , U5S , by I'ren Publlnhlnff Company. )
HAVANA ( via Key West ) , Match C. ( New
York World Cablegram Special Telegram. )
One of the highest officials lu the government
told mo that ho la taking steps already to
have the case of the destruction oftho
Malno laid before a Joint English-German ,
French or Austrian naval commission In case
the Americans claim that there was an out
side explosion. "We will never pay damages
to tha Untied States or submit to any other
decision , " said he. "and It your country will
not abide by the result why , then , prepare
for war , for our nation Is tired of this con
tinual nagging and Interference In our af
fairs. The limit of Insults has been reached
now , and Spain prefers a thousand times to
have 'the question settled by force of arms
If necessary than to continue to forbear un
der the scrlcn of InfcuKs heaped upon us by
your legislators and press. People In the
United States believe 'thfft.because we can't
defeat the Cubans we don't know how to
fight. But glvo us people who will face us ,
ml not run away like the Insurgents and
> ou will find that -the Spaniards have not
forgotten their past glorious history. Wo
will get a European court of Inquiry to show
Americans what fools they are making of
themselves on this question. "
The sentiments expressed by this person
age are shared by most of the patriotic
Spaniards. Whatever the finding of the
American board of Inquiry , Spaniards will
claim the right to Investigate Insldo the
wreck as well as outside.
An official connected with the Spanish In
vestigation , whose source of knowledge Is of
the highest order , assures mo that the state
ment credited to Ensign /Powolson / that the
Maine's keel Is bent up from below , proving
an outside explosion , Is decidedly erroneous
and false. This official maintains that the
Maine's keel Is Intact (111 ( ; that only the
upper works were blown away.
He admits that It Is Impossible to explore
the bottom now , because the wreck has
settled In the deep mud , and any movement
by a diver causes sediment to Immediately
cloud the water , preventing Inspection by
actual night , and leaving , the diver depend
ent on the sense of touch. An examination
of a ship's hull under uch circumstances
naturally Is very unsatisfactory.
The Spanish dls are confining their
work strictly to an outside examination of
the forward part of the hull damaged by
the explosion. They descended several
times yesterday toward the bow , and no
doubt are seeking to obtain evidence to off-
, sct the proof of the upward bent keel , and
to upset the torpedo Ih'cory. That they
have discovered somctnlug already to
strengthen their views Ig evident by their
conversation. They severely criticise the
work of the American divers , which they
say Is confineij to bringing up odds and ends
of no materlaTvaluo , while the wreck Is still
full of dead bodies. The mud contains many
fragments of corpses , which might have been
brought up and given chHstlan burial In
stead of being food for the fishes , they say.
The divers of both sldeo assert that the
other fellows are afraid to go Into the wreck
and accomplish the really Important work.
The Americans say that when the Spaniards
first descended they EOOJI cahie up. The
Spaniards claim that tlM Americans are
afraid to explore the riiut > and recover the
bodies. J.
One high official here , fbe&o word U au
thoritative , has declared nir oath"'that there
Ir no mine In the harbor of Havana. Two
other naval officers afterward made the sarrio
statement , but they do n-ot deny that mines
have been planted in the entrance to the
harbor from' Caballerla wharf to Morro cas
tle. The chcanol there is very narrow and
especially adapted to harbor defense of thla
klnJ. The outer harbor , or the channel from
Caballerla wharf to outside of Morro cootie ,
hoa a rocky , coral bottom , whllo the Inner
harbor Is covered with roft mud from six
to thirty feet deep , resting on- hard clay In
places aeid limestone < ln others. This ooze
or sediment Is deepest In the center and
stationary mines of say-weight , unless ar
ranged to float , would sjnk gradually In It
and Icse a largo proportion of their de
structive power when exploded.
Some think a torpedo might have caused
the Initial explosion , but they reject any
Inference tending to Inculpate the Spanish
authorities. At all hazards Spain will do
Its utmost to prove that the -Maine was de
stroyed 'by Its own magazines.
I have sought to ascertain what courne ol
procedure the Spanish authorities will adopt.
There Is no precedent to follow In Spanish
hlstcry. The naval Investigating board , after
careful examinations of the outside of the
wreck , will file a report with the admiral
pending the report of' the -American courl
of Inquiry.
All the Spanish officials expect that the
American , report will lean toward the theory
of an Initial outside explosion , If It does
the Spanish will either Insist on a Joint In
vestigation or call on the European powers
to form a board of arbitration. The latter
In all probability , will bo the outcome.
Any high Spanish official will positively
refuse to bo Interviewed touching any ex
planation for or against the mine 01 torpedo
theory , pronouncing such1an Insinuation a
positive Insult. General 'Blanco ' feels deeply
hurt by what he terms "the unfair attacks
of the American newspapers , which refuse to
suspend Judgment until the facts arc revealed
by either side. "
The Spanish Insist that none of the
Iheorles presented are warranted by the evi
Through Serlonn Gulf Without
Any Gvcnt Injury.
CHARLESTON , S. C.r Iarch 6. The tug
Underwriter , towing the Merrltt Wrecking
company's derrick Chief , came Into Charleston -
ton harbor this morning after a vt'-y rough
passage off Hatteras. The tug and Its tow
wcro In the heavy otorra of Thursday nigh
and while there was not much damage , the
waves tossed them about like feathers an ;
made the cre\\s very busy. The gale ragec
for twenty-four hours and- the deck load o
coal ca the Underwriter was washed over
board. The derrick waa stripped of its cop
per bottom. Mate J. Frank Hammond and
Fireman Charles Bellatu'y were so much
used up by the trip that | bey word cent to
the marine hospital uppa arrival. It la
claimed that these men are cot Injured , bu
It Is known , however , IbM Captain Wiley
will complete his crow .hero tomorrow am
probably call for Havsoa at tiocn.
Another 'Itlch DUrovery In Keported
on nn IAI UiClulm. . .
SEATTLE. Wash. , March 6. The steamer
Farallon arrived here at midnight from
Skagway , Alafka. Among Its passengers
were Thomas Graham of Ontario and Thomas
Elliott of Monroe , Wash. , They left Dawson
February 1. They ay that but a few more
will attempt the trip out overland this win
ter. Their trip out waA accompanied by se
vere storms. Everything was qulot at Dawson -
son when they left.
A large nugget worth over $1.000 has been
found on one of AJex McDonald's claims on
Eldorado creek.
At White Horse rapids Elliott and Gra
ham met < a man with his foot frozen.
Captain Roberts of tbo .Farallon reports
that the steamers Signal and Navarro are
but a few hours behind him.
d..Movement * or Oeenn Ve rU , llarch O
At New York-Arrlved-La Gaacogne
from Havre : Obdam , from Rotterdam.
At Queenstown Arrived-Cephalonla , from
Boston for Uverpool. Salled-Etrurla. from
Liverpool for Ne-w Yock.
At I-ondon-Arrlved Mobile , from New
A.i Liverpool Arrival Rhynland. Xroi
At Bin tvanclsco Salled-Ans ley to
Alfred 8. Healy Shoots Young Libbie
1'coplc nt Cedar lliiililn , In. , Horrified
by a Sunday M lit Crime ( or
Which There U Xo
x Explanation.
CEDAR RAPIDS. March C. ( Special Telo-
ram. ) At 9:30 : tonight Alfred S. Hvaly , a
oung matt about 25 years ot age , shot Miss
Llbblo Brausclmud , a young girl of 15 , kiti
ng her almost Instantly , and then fired a
ullet through his own head , from the effccu
f which ho cannot recover. The murder and
ulcldo Is a most mysterious one , and EO far
0 one has been able to advance any cause
or the tragedy.
Hcaly Is a stenographer employed In the
rcncral offices ot the Burlington ,
laplds & Northern railway , and has always
erne a most excellent reputation. Since last
cptembcr ho has been bearding and room I UK
t the Brauschand home at 712 Fourth avc-
lUe. Brauschand Is a Frenchman , and lus
Ivcd hero for the last six years , and gives
irlvato lessons/dti French. His daughter
, lbblo was a comely little girl not yet IB years
old. She was of a loving disposition , but so
ar as ts known she and Healy were not lov
ers , although It was known they were on the
mcwt friendly terms.
This evening the two young people at-
ende-d church In company with the mur
dered girl's mother and another young
voinan. Returning home they decided to ac-
lompany the other woman to her home.
This Is the last known of them until -the
residents In the vicinity of Second avenue
and Fourteenth street were startled - bythree
revolver reports In quick succession , and the
icreams of the girl. When they reached the
ipot they found the girl lying on her back ,
a few feat from the sidewalk , dead. Healy
vas lying on the aldcwalk about fifteen feet
away , his head In a great pool of blood.
His aim had been'good. . One bullet had
struck the girl directly over the heart , and
he second bullet had struck her In the
biecat on the opposite side. Ho had shot hlm-
eelf just above the right temple , the bullet
> aESlng entirely through the head.
For a long tlmo no one could bo found
who could Identify cither party. Young Hcaly
was taken -to the hospital as soon as the po-
'Ico could be summoned , but the girl was
left lying on the sidewalk for an hour In the
lope Fomeono would Identify her. In the
meantime a letter found In Healy's pocket ,
after ho had been -taken to the hospital , led
: o the Identity of both. Healy Is still alive ,
jut ho cannot live until morning.
Say the 1'rlmnrlfn Are living ;
Aunliixt Hint ,
HOUSTON , Tex. , March 6. The Peat will
n the morning print a letter from United
Slates Senator Mills , In which ho formally
withdraws from the race for re-election ,
which leaves the field to Governor C. A.
Culberson. In his letter Mr. Mills gives as
the principal reason fqr his withdrawal the
recent netted of the state executive com
mittee , which made a stringent test for all
persons dculrling to participate In democratic
primaries and conventions. He says :
"I supposed that the primaries would bo
open to all democrats to express their prefer
ences for all ofllcera to bo nominated by our
party. The actlca of the executive com
mittee In disfranchising a largo element of
the party woii dceie to dictate the nomina
tion ! ot certain others. The effect of th'a
action will bo that not only these prescribed
will bo excluded , but such discontent amcag
other democrats will bo produced that but
few will attend them , and these few will
bo adherents of the favorites Intended to be
benefltted by the exclualca. The result will
bo as It was with the Dudley primaries two
years ago and it would be useless for me to
appeal to the people when the Judgment to
bo rendered lias already been determined.
I , therefore , annouuco to you that I am no
longer a candidate for re-election to the
senate. "
Ho then goes on to deny that ho has de
serted bimetallism and goes Into hla record
at length , concluding by saying :
"Now that the great body of the commer
cial world hoe taken IU stand against silver ,
1 don't believe It In the power of the United
States alcne. by Its Independent action , to
restore the value of sliver to par with gold
at 16 to 1. I believe that the United States
can restore the demand which they with
drew , but don't believe that they can restore
the demand which was withdrawn by other
countries when they closed their mlnta
against silver. "
He then attacks the principle of taxing
free raw materials , which Is advocated by
Goveiaor Culbcreon and by Congressman
Bailey , the democratic leader In the house ,
both of whom ho mentions by name. He
concludes :
"The colnago of all the sliver In. the world
would accomplish no good while exhaustive
taxation Is eating away the life of the coun
try , day and night. It Is taxation that la
stopping the wheels of Industry , keeping
men out of employment , forcing down , the
prices of farm products , forcing up the
prices of manufactures , building ' up a raoei-
eycd aristocracy and tearing'dowm tbo pil
lars of the republic. "
Sinn * Her While She In VliiltliiK
Him at ( he I'rUon.
NEW YORK. March C. Adrian Braun , a
convict In Sing Slog.murdered his wife , who
was paying him a visit at the prison. Braun
Is a German , 35 years old and a clgarmakcr.
He was sentenced August 31 of list year to
ser\e a two years' sentence tor assault In tdc
eecond dcgno and was received at Sing Sing
September 1. He was convicted ot having
beaten his wife , but notwithstanding this
Mrs. Braun forgave tier husband and ex-
prerecd sorrow because of his Imprisonment.
She had bceo living In Now York with three
of her children , her other two children be
ing placed In an asylum. Mrs. Braun de
cided to visit the prison this afternoon and
arrived at the prison at 2:20. : She went teState
State Detective JacksonVj office and Inquired
for der husband. He had been serving In the
mess-room , a-ting as a potato peeler. When
they met they kissed and were very friendly.
They sat for half nu hour conversing only
a few feet from Jackson's desk. Jackson ,
who was .present , Informed Braun that hU
time was up , but Braun pleaded for a little
longer tlmo , saying : "Can't we have a fen
minutes more ? " Because of the trouble Mrs.
Braun had taken to pay her husband a visit
the plea was granted. Suddenly Braun raised
his hand and the detective saw the glitter
of a knife. Braun brought It down wltti fear
ful force against the left side of Ills wife's
neck. One cut severed the big blood vessels
and almost Instantly the woman was dead.
Detective Jackson sprang upon Braun but
tbo convict had time to gash the woman'i
head several times more. Two other con
victs who were In the corridor came to the
detective's assistance and the murderer was
subdued. Warden Sage had him removed to
the death house , but not , however , before
another knife similar to tbo cno he bad
stabbed bis wife with was found concealed In
his pocket. Warden Sago questioned Braun
as to why he killed hla wife , but the msn
refused to cay anything. Later bo seemed
to bo sorry for what be had done.
Chanted with Catllo Stealing.
KANSAS CITY , March 6. A special to the
Times from Chelsea , I. T. , says : Ez-Chlel
Justice Wycllffe of the Cherokee nation wai
placed In jail at Vlnlta jreaterdajr , chargci d
wild cattle ateallog. He could net flv b l
tor $ lOW. ' '
Hoar. Heir. llonr. Tint.
n . m : tit i p. m
U n. m nn it p.
f n. m. . . . . . : M , n p.
H n. m. . . . . . : t. % 4 p.
n a. ni 117 B ii.
10 n. m -Ia H p.
It a. m -14 7 i > .
18 m .48 N p.
p.p. .
In Vlnlted hy At &i
Dentro > lnir Kir
P1TTSBURG , Pa. , March GjgllVit | the
most exciting fires the PlttsburjTicii5tmi-at ?
has ever been called upon to fight occurred
at GU Webster avenue today , when ono
woman waa suffocated and five other people
so badly burned that three may die. Throe
families were penned In a ramshackle build
ing and the stairs eaten away by flames
while they slept. Jlure Is the result of
fifteen minutes' captivity :
iDcad :
MlRS. DOMINIC BNRIELLO , aped 30 , wlfo
of Dominic Knrlcllo , fruit huckster , was
separated from her husband In the smoke
and suffocated while trying to ralno a
window ; died In the patrol wagon.
Injured :
Harry Levin , aged 15 , bnrncd about face ,
arms and shoulders ; Injuries possibly fatul.
Lillian Lt.vlii , aged 0 , burnoJ about hands ,
feet and face ; condition serious.
Max Verllnskl , aged 22 , burned about legs
and head and fatally Injured Internally ,
Jessie Verllnskl , aged 22 , his wife , burned
about the neck , feet and face ; Injuries seri
Ethel Verllnskl , aged 8 months , bnrncd
about hands , head and body ; will probably
die. f
Elizabeth Levin , aged 18 , ankle broken by
jumping from second story window ; also hurt
'Jilta ' Levin , aged 3 years , thrown from
second story window ; badly bruised.
The building at 014 Webster avenue l a
three-story brick tenement , old and shaky.
On the first floor and the rear of the second
floor lived Samuel Levin , with his wife and
seven children. On the second floor , front ,
lived Dominic IKnrlello , with his wife. On
the third floor lived Max Verllnskl , with his
wife and 8-months-oId baby.
The fire started In Levln'a dining room
in the rear of the first floor. It burned
through the door and up the stairway , and
In a very short tlmo the cntlro building was
In flames. Only llghtnlng-llko work of the
rescuing firemen prevcnteJ a tenement house
One IM Killed , One .Mortally Wounded
nnil Another Injured.
TEXARKANA. Ark. . March C. Ttio fiercest
street battle ever witnessed In Texarkana
occurred this afte-nnoou. Five men were en
gaged In the dcsprrato fight , one of whom
was killed outright , another mot-tally
wounded , the third seriously Injured , while
the other two arc In hiding and the extent
of their wounds Is not known. The ess
ualtlea :
Vlnscn Gravlano , dead , shot throned the
S. Gravlano , mortally wounded , shot
thrcugd the breast , shoulder , arms and leg.
Pete Darrlgo , seriously wounded In the
groin and leg.
The tragedy occurred In that portion ot the
city known es Swampoodlc unit all the par-
tlclpi-nts were barbers. , ,
A. Glngotta and hte Bon-ln-lnw , Mlko Can
< noa ! , were dhputlng In front of Antonio
Columbus' caloon , and were about to comb
to blows when the Gravlano boys came up
acid attempted to stop the argument. Olog-
etta and Canella tlion turned upon the
Gravlanos , and both sides drawing ro"olvcrs
the battle wcs socn In progress. Moro than
thirty tbots wece flrcd. The man who was
killed began shoaling as ho appnuili-Jd
etta , who floored him with a blow from Ha
pistol and fired the fatal { dot Into his bojy.
Canncla flrcd moro than a dozen bullets at
S. Gravlaao , half of which took effect. Glng
etta snd Canne'a fled and are still at large.
XVIiriiMkn IH n Part of the Field In
Whleh He Worked.
TOPDKA , Kan. , March 6. George Cralle ,
a notorious and clever pension swindler , hat
been brought hero for trial , after being ar
rested at Holton by a government Inspector.
Crallo Is wanted , It Is said , In Iowa , Mis
souri , Nebraska and other states. Ho bae
sailed under numerous aliases , chief among
them being these of E. S. Wright , J. B.
Allen and G. W. Brown.
Crallo represented himself to bo a pen
sion examiner. Ho would hunt up Ignorant
pensioners and tell them that ho had been
sent west to examine their cases , among
others. Ho would allege that the person's
pension was In bad shape and was likely to
bo cut off , but that for a certain amount
of money ho would make a report which
would fix things all right In the pension of
fice. Ho Is said to have operated extensively
In the states above mentioned and has
reaped a considerable sum. The government
Inspectors have been on his trail for over
six month ? .
The pension commissioner at Washington
has wired the authorities here that Crallo
Is wanted at several places for swindling
and asking them , If they did not have a
clear case agalnyt him , to hold him until
the authorities from some other district
could arrive and get him.
Cralle , sothe authorities cay , served two
years In the penitentiary for playing the
same game In Illinois.
Enforce Their DeiiiiiuilH In AlimKa b >
Mounted roller.
JUNEAU. Alaska ( via Seattle , Wash. )
March C. Further confirmation of the Cana
dlan mounted police occupying -tho White
and Clillkoot pisses was brought here to
day by James D. Esary , He says :
"Captain Strickland of the mounted po
llco Is at the summit of Wblto pass with :
force -thirteen men , collecting duty , am
a lieutenant , whoso name did not transpire
with eighteen men , was at Chilkoot pas
doing the same thing.
"Tho Whlto pats camp of the mounted
police Is within twelve miles of Skagway
and the Chilkoot camp Is within eighteen
miles of Talya. "
The following letter shows that rights o
ownership are exercised at Lludeman defl
nltely by Collector of Customs Godson :
BENNETT , n. C. , Feb. 2I.-WII1IS Thorpe
Skagway : Sir I have the honor to reques
you will present yourself at Bennett. H. C ,
within the next few days , with all Invoice.
of goods and meat now In the province o
British Columbia nt Lake Bennett , I foum
a notice of sale of your goods on the tral
between Lake Bennett and LIndeman , am
Imva forbidden your man In charge to dls
pone of a single pound until the duty was
paid. Please Rive this your earliest atten
tlon. I have the honor to be. sir. vour obe
dlent servant. J. GODSON ,
Collector of Customs , Lake Bennett ,
WenlherN a Gale anil Gam Aground
T vlec In One Trip ,
SEATTLE , Wash. , March 6. From a letter
received from Juneau , Alaska , It Is learned
that the schooner Whltelaw , which ran
ashore four miles from Juneau , hail an excit
ing trip nearly all the way from San -Fran
cisco. Off the Oregon coast It weathered ono
ot the -worst gales of the season. Captain
Lockyer abandoned the outside course and
put Into Port Angeles. Taking on fresh
water and meat , the -boat proceeded north
ward. On Monday , February 28 , In Wrangel
narrows , it ran on the rocks , scraping the
planks off.
Whea It strjck the sandbar onwhich It
now lira near Juneau the Whltelaw was left
In shallow water and careened at an aoglr
of about thirty degrees. It U likely to o oft
the beach March I , when tb waters reach
ir * fp A t f Tiiriifn
'onsul ' General at Havana Will Not 0
tears Himself with Fidelity , Courage an j
Good Judgment.
ts EcqneJt i * Quickly and Politely
Refused ,
Indrld Government Willie * Thlfl
Order ChniiKed , hut IN Informeil /
that the IMiiiiN Are
1'erfeetetl. \
WAS1HNGTOX , March C. The Spanish elt
atlcti developed two new phases tojay where
t became known that the Spanish govern * >
ment had formally requested the recall oB
Consul General Lee from his post nt Havana ,
o which request the Ui > lted States had ) '
ourteously but firmly refused to comply ;
also that the Spanish government has wig
gc&lcd the Impropriety ot sendlog relief eup
plle-3 to the Cuban rcccnccntradocs on tha
rulspr Montgomery and gunboat Nashville ,
o which suggestion the United States baj
given a like negative.
The first Intimation of these steps cnmo
n a brief and explicit cable dispatch from )
Madrid. Prior to Its receipt , however , tha
authorities hero had been fully conversant
vllli the facts , although no Information hod
jcen aliened to get to the public on either
ubject. The disclosures from Madrid left
10 further ground for reticence In Wash-
ngton and aftev a conference at the Whlto
IOURO between Prc-Etiont McKlnley , Secre-
ary Day and Secretary Long the folloulnn
authorized statement was handed to the
\K3oclatod Press by Judge Day os comprls-
n % everything that wo. ) to be said by tha
idmlnlstnUloii on the subject.
"Tho president will not cocslJcr the re
call of General Lee. He has borne htmsclC
hroughaut this or la's with fidelity , good' '
udgment and courage , to the president's
cntlro satisfaction. "
As to the supplies for the relief ot Cuban
people all arrangements have been made to
arry a consignment from Key West by one *
of the naval vessels , whichever may be best
adapted and best available for the purpose ,
o LMatanzas and Sagua. "
Beyond the foregoing those who had par-
Icipated In the conference at the Whlto
louse would not discuss the subject , anJl
t was announced positively that the au-
.horlzcd statement comptlscd ever ) thing that
would bo given to anyone.
The advices from Madrid , together with
.he authoritative , statement .here , left ua
rooai for doubt as to what had occurred. ,
The request for General Leo's recall Is
understood to have come within the last few ,
lays , and doubtless since the last cabinet
meeting on Friday , as no reference waa
made to It at that time. It came through ,
Minister Woodford , a somewhat unusual pro
cedure , as the common mole of requesting
he withdrawal of a minister or a consul Is
through the representative ot the govern
ment making the request , which , in this
case. Is Scnor du iBosc , the Spanish charge
1'affalres. Scnor du Bosc had received no
nstructlons on the subject and was In com-
ilcto Ignorance of the demands made through !
Minister Woodford.
The other suggestion of the Spanish gov
ernment , tbat relief supplies should not bo
sent In war vcieels , did not come through.
Minister Woodford , as the Murdrld dispatches
state , but wca presented by Senor du Boso
to the State department last Friday. The
responses In both coses went to Minister !
There was no lees of time In assembling
a cpcctal cabinet session , or even a confer
ence between the president and his cabinet
advisers Individually. In the protest agulni't
the Montgomery and Nashville Judge Day ,
conferred with Secretary Long , who In turn
called In Captain Cronlnshleld , chief of the
Bureau of Navigation. There appears to bo
no reason why a change should bo made lr * .
the plan for sending tlicpo ships on the re
lief mission and without attaching grave
significance to the request of the Spanlrli
government the answer was made that the
plans for the trip were completed and that
the stay of the ships would bo brief and
most pacific In character.
In responding to the request for General
Leo's recall the president does not appear
to have deemed the subject open co such
discussion au would require the views of hla
cabinet , and after a brief exchange of views
between the Whlto Houne and the State de
partment the negative answer waa dU
patched to Minister Woodford ,
One phase of the Incident that tends to
nhow the firm stand taken by the administra
tion Is the expedition with which the action
wan accomplished. Such a matter ordlnarll/ ,
Is laid before the cabinet , the views r : all
ltd members personally given and a full op
portunity offered for discussion. But In thla
case the press bulletins furnished to some
members ot the cabinet tbo first informatloa
they had that General Leo'a service was
open to question. Before the cabinet meetIng -
Ing no hint or complaint of any kind relat
ing to General Leo had been made.
The pround on which General Lee's recall
Is asked Is not officially disclosed. It Is
knoun , however , that the Spanish govern
ment han chaffed for some time over General
Leo's presence In Havana , although this had ;
never taken the form of a definite protest
prior to the present time. It began to as
sume a moro serious aspect shortly after the
arrival of the Maine at Havana. At that
tlmo General Leo escorted Captain Slgbeo ou
his round of official calls. These were madct
with duo formality , but the Spanish otflclala
took offense when the calls wcro restricted ;
to General lllanco , Admiral CManterola and
the representatives of the military arm ot
Spain's service and did not Include Premier
Galvcz and his associates of the nutonomatla
cabinet , who represent the new civil regime ,
which Spain Is seeking to enforce.
The matter came to the attention of Scnon
Dupuy de > Lome , then Spanish minister at
Washington , and although there were no
protests , the situation doubtless reached tbo
State department , ai < suitable amends were
made by Captain Slgsbee calling on Dr. Con-
gosto , the civil secretary general , Premier
Galvcz and his associate * .
There was like Irritation over a dinner
given by Consul General Leo to the officers
of tbo Maine. The list or guests on that
occasion 1s said to have omitted como of the
Spanish naval offlcere , and to have Included ,
quite conspicuously names of a number
nt American newspaper correspondents who
were regarded by the Spanish officials at
Havana as antagotilitlc to them. This alra
came to the attention of the ofllclals here ,
but was not made the baals for any action ,
but rather an unofficial Spanish crltlclpm ot
Consul Leo's general mode of procedure.
Within recent days It has been understood ]
by officials hero tbat the feeling against Gen
eral Lee has been smoothed over and tba
requcrt tor hla recall wai for that reason
In tbo nature ot a complete surprise. There
re clrcutaatances. however , which clearly
dltcloso the grounds for the recall , although
It Is not known tbat Spain baa made anjn
exact peclflcatlon ot complaint.
Since tha Malno dluater a report fcM
ctrcvtetrt that " "