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A Rich Discovery Reported Near the
r. H. BAKNHAKT, Publisher.
M c M innville ................. O regon .
¿/ouiprehensi ve Review of the Important
Happening* of the Past Week Culiwd
Portland, Or., March 17.—Albert J.
Paul has just returned to Portland
after spending two weeks prospecting
in Southeastern Alaska—not prospect
ing for gold, but for general business.
He re|K>rts another gold strike made
just before he came down from Haiues
The reports of this latest
rich strike were so favorable that Jack
Dalton, who had just landed on his way
home from the States, purchased two
dog teams and set out in the nigiit for
the new diggings. The location is on
a creek known as the Long Shorty,
flowing into Yakutat bay, at a point
about 30 miles westerly from the Dalton
trail to Fort Selkirk.
The discovery became known through
the disagreement of a party that had
gone over to locate all the choicest
The discoverer arranged with
10 other men to go with him and locate
claims where he should designate, on
condition that they should sell to him
for $1,000 each. One of the men who
hail made the agreement would not
stick to it, and, being a son of Erin, he
would not be whipped into compliance,
though he got pretty Beverly thumped
several times on the way out.
arrangement brought the new discovery
to light tiie day before Mr. Paul left,
and a rush there was imminent. The
location is in American territory, easily
accessible from the coast, and not diffi
cult to reach byway of the Dalton trail.
If it should prove as rich and extensive
as the first report indicated, the Klon
dike travel will soon be diverted there.
Mr. Paul traveled over White pass,
Chilkoot ami five miles toward the
summit of Chilkat pass.
He was con
vinced that the White pass, from Skag
way, offered a much better winter road
to the lakes than the Chilkoot pass
from Dyea, though, as an all-year-
round road, the latter would be prefer
able, especially when the tramways
shall get in operation.
Most of the
lilondikers now go to Dyea, notwith
standing the inconvenience of the land
ing there. Skagway has the advantage
in the way of business, because it costs
materially more in money to land goods
at Dyea, and freight is frequently as
long getting from Skagway over to
Dyea as from Portland to Skagway.
That seriously handicaps Dyea as a
The Canadian police are turning back
all persons bound for the interior who
have not at least 1,000 pounds of pro
visions—not 1,000 pounds of outfit,
but of actual eatables. This, Mr. Paul
says, lie knows to be the present prac
tice. Moreover, Canadians have grants
of all the available timber along the
route down the river, and the gold I
hunters are not permitted even to cut i
wood to burn without paying stump- j
age. In the very few places where
timber is still available, a charge is
made for saw pits. While the police
themselves are very decent, some of
the government regulations they are
obliged to enfrce are very unwelcome.
The best route to the interior, in Mr.
Paul’s judgment, is the Dalton trail.
He says it can be traveled at any sea
son of the year, it is free of police sur-
vei lance, and it involves less hardship
than either of the other overland routes
to the Klondike. Two parties of rail
road surveyors have been camped on
that trail a short distance from the
coast all winter—the Onderdonks, re
puted to represent the Rothschilds, and
the Perry Humbert party, of Boston.
The Onderdonks have made a survey
through to Fort Selkirk, and declared
the route feasible, the pass being but
2,(100 feet high, and not nearly so diffi
cult to build a railroad across as the
Rocky mountains. Tho Humbert party
consists of 17 engineers, who are
camped near the pass with 300 head of
livestock. They have run a line as far
as the Dalton post, about 100 miles,
and they say it is a practicable route.
A considerable number of men bound
for the Klondike are going in over the
One party of (15 men,
with 100 dogs, left tho Humliert camp
March 1. Mr. Paul inclines to the be
lief that the big coast town for the
Klondike trade and travel will grow up
on the other side of Lynn canal, at
Haines mission, or Pyramid harbor.
Pyramid harbor is the only place in
that country wheje deep water extends
right up to the land. No tide flats are ,
there, and it is a natural harbor of
refuge that the fierce winter storms of
the region do not reach.
An Ottawa dispatch says the house
of commons rushed the Yukon railway
bill through committee in less than
half an hour. A clause in the bill
provides that a majority of the direct
ors of the road must be British. The
bill now stands for a third reading.
The Wolff & Zwicker iron works of
Portland, Or., havo received an order
from the secretary of the navy to rush
work on the three torpedo boats they
are now building, with all ¡roseible
speed. By working night and day the
22 J^-knot boats Davis and Fox can be
made ready for service in three months.
General Superintendent McGuire has
announced that large gangs of men are
at work all along the line of the Astoria
& Columbia River railroad, and only
11 miles of rails are yet to be laid.
The last spike will be driven about
April 1, with appropriate ceremonies.
The man to drive it lias been selected
from the ranks of the men who havo
worked faithfully during the winter to
push the line through.
The Republican leaders of the house
are pressing for an early adjournment,
and it is said that their course meets
the full approval of the president. Ail
save three of the appropriation bills
have gone to the senate. The action of
the appropriations committee in prepar
ing the general deficiency bill at this
time is the best evidence of the inten
tion to secure early adjournment.
The construction of five modern dry
docks has been agreed on by the house
committee on naval affairs. They are
to bo located at Portsmouth, N. H.;
Boston, League island, near Philadel
phia; Algiers, La., and Mare island,
Cal. These docks are to be of wood,
except those at Algiers and Ports
mouth. The material of construction
of these will not be determined upon
Charles E. French, formerly a prom
inent citizen of Redlands, Cal., com
mitted suicide by shooting himself
through the heart, after making care
ful preparations for his end and attend
ing to the minute details of his busi
ness affairs, lie first mangled his wrist
with a pocket-knite and lost over a
quart of blood, but fearing that death
would not come, he fired a shot from a
pistol into his body.
A ledge of gold-bearing quartz has
been found by men engaged in grading
Seventeenth street, in San Francisco.
The street is being cut through a bluff
varying from 40 to 55 feet high, and
ubout 800 feet long. Three years ago
a tunnel was sunk through the hill to
allow the laying of a large water main
to the reservoir on Clarendon Heights,
and low-grade quartz was then uncov
ered. The quartz which is now declared
to show traces of gold was uncovered
by a blast.
A patient at the Oregon State in
sane asylum, C. B. Chatfield, pushed
an attendant, Arthur Moore, through a
window and jumped out himself. The
fall was from the third story, ami the
attendant and patient are now in tho
asylum hospital, under treatment for
fructured bones and bruised flesh.
Two estimates of appropriations to
moot the cost of tho recent addition of
two regiments of artillery to the army
have been sent to congress by Secre
tary Alger. One was of a supplemental
estimate of $40,131 for the pay of tho
army for the fiscal year, and the other
of a deficiency of $154,150 in tlm cur
rent year appropriations to defray the
expenditures for tho remainder of this
The Washington state superintend
ent has refused to issue certificates to
applicants in the recent examination
on account of violation of the rules
which prescribe that no communication
shall he allowed during tho time the
candidate is writing upon the ques
tion». This is the third time the su
perintendent has enforced tho law re
lating to ceititioation. One of tho
vases is held in the courts of Pierce
county still undecided, iipm the de
cision of which rests the superintend
ent’s rights in the premises.
Benjamin (Tuff, jr., president of the
Brigham Young academy at Provo,
Utah, has returned from a visit to the
Hawaiian islait*, where he went at
the solicitation of United Htntes Sena
tor Frank J. Cannon, to determine the
status of the annexation sentiment
among the Hawaiian islands. He said:
“As a result of my investigation I
Would say that probably one-half of the
intelligent natives of the islands are
pronounced advocates of annexation.
Of the remaining one-half 1 would say
that the great majority are primarily
in favor of the restoration of the mon
archy, and secondly they would much
prefer annexation to the United States
to a continuation of the present govern
Thirty-six carloads of ammunition
have been sent to Tampa, Fla.
Washington, March 17.—Tho house
agreed today toconsider the bill for the
relief of the legal heirs of the victims
and Biirvivors of the Maine disaster as
soon as the postoffloe appropriation bill,
which was taken up in the house today,
is out of the way. During the general
debate on the postoffice bill, members
eagerly took advantage of the latitude
allowed in committee of the whole to
discuss various political questions, and
the debate consequently covered a wide
range. Griggs (Dem. Ga.) and Walker
(Rep. Mass.) discussed the cotton in
dustry, and Tawney (Rep. Minn.), a
member of the ways and means com-
mittee, replied to tho speech of John-
son (Rep. Ind.) made some time ago
against the advisability of annexing
the Hawaiian islands.
Dr. Tomas Estrada Palma, of the
Cuban junta in New York, is quoted as
“1 consider Mr. Quesada's
presence at Vice-President Hobart’s
reception to the Belgian prince in
Washington Tuesday a matter of great
importance. He was invited as the
accredited representative of the Cuban
republic, together with tho Spanish
minister and other members of the dip
lomatic oorps. Mr. Quesada’s presence
as an honored guest is very significant.
It ia a semiofficial recognition of Cuba.*'
New York, March 17.—A Press dis
patch from Key West says: A shat
tered section of a submarine cable,
containing seven conductors for setting
off mines, is in the possession of the
board of inquiry. The cable led to a
mine under the Maine. The discovery
was made by divers at the Maine
wreck. Thia proves that the mine
which blew up the Maine was connect
ed with a switchboard ashore, which
was in charge of a trusted and respon-
llouae Consider* tho Bill for the Relief
of Thalr Uelra.
Kvlilentr of Treachery.
TRAITORS 10 CUBS 1IBR1
The Government Secure, a I’ulr uf Bra-
III! HOLE 11 III! Ml!
Combine to Itealat
R uh *1 h * s Encroachments in China.
New York, March 16.—A dispatch
Washington, March 16.—A week's
the Herald from Tokio eays: The
Three InsurgentOfflcersCourt umphant purchase by tlm navy depart- Everything Points to an Herald
correspondent learns on un
questionable authority that Japan is a
! ment in London of the two fine cruisers
Nartialed and Shot.
party to the negotiations now going on
Amazonas and Admiral Abrenall, built
between England and Russia at St.
and building at Elsewick for the Bra
Possibly tho offi THE VIEWS OF AN EXPERT Petersburg, and that while no alliance
THEIR PLANS WERE DETECTED zilian government.
exists between England and Japan,
cials took more pleasuru in closing the
they have a definite understanding and
busineM in this matter liecau.-se of the
are acting in harmony. A high diplo
Had Induced a Number of Private* to knowledge that Spanish agents bad Captain I'eral'a Arguments Refuted—
Bpanlah Diver»’ Method of Work— matic official said:
«loin Them —Engagement* in 1‘inar been striving to secure these very ships,
“You may say positio-ly that Japan
The Court of Inquiry.
del Rio, Havana and Other Province*.
will back up England against Russia,
lie of much great.r value in case of
Havana, March 15.—It is impossible and if England maintains a firm atti
New York, March 17.—The Herald’s trouble than to the United States.
Havana correspondent sajs the killing
The next question is how to get the to send direct from Havana anything tude, all immediate danger of war is
of Colonel Alvarez, Lieutenant-Colonel ships home, and that has not yet been in refutation of Captain Feral’s etate- passed, unless Russia is resolved to
Vicente Nunez and Major Espinosa settled, according to the secretary of 1 ment of yesterday regarding the views fight at once. In view of England’s
was by order of General Roberto Ber the navy. The United States flag will of the Spanish board of inquiry on great superiority at sea and her pos
However, an session of all the available coal in tho
mudez, commanding the insurgent be hoisted over the new ships within a the Maine disaster.
forces in Santa Clara province. They week, probably, and just as soon as tho American expert eays in effect, and Eastern ports, Russia will probably
had decided to surrender and accept crew can be put aboard the Amazonas, his words are worthy of weight, as ho take a conciliatory tone for the pres
autonomy. Members of their forces she will start for the United States. ■ knows absolutely of what lie is talking: ent.”
‘‘I am a graduate of tho torpedo
were ready to surrender.
This was The other vessel will follow at tho
The Herald correspondent visited
learned by Bermudez, who held a se earliest [»OHsible moment. The terms school and have studied the effects of Marquis Ito today, and asked him
I torepdos and mines from observation whether the Jajanese government
cret court-martial and it was decided of the sale are secret.
to shoot the trio. As the officers left
The availability of the two Brazilian and experiments. A torpedo exploded would sell the cruisers Chitóse and
camp to ride to the town of La Esper ships was first brought to the attention at a depth of six feet would throw a Sakagi to America. The marquis hesi
anza they were fired on by the insur of the navy department by Mr. Lane, column of water 100 feet into the air; tated a moment, and replied:
gents and were fairly riddled with bul agent of the Nordenfeldt Company,who j at 12 feet, 10 feet in the air, and at 30
“I will make inquiries of my naval
was authorized to dispose of these ships ' feet, would hardly raise a small wave, colleagues, but I think I may say that
Several engagements are officially re building at Elsewick, and two others j A detonator of gun cotton in the open Japan prefers to get possession of all
ported in Pinar del Rio, Havana, Ma- ' in course of construction in France. air makes a mark of its own size in the ships building for her as soon as
lanzas and Santa Clara provinces.
Mr. Lane said today that the two ships steel, or blows stone into fragments. possible.
Orders have already been
General Blanco has sent an official purchased would be a most desirable I In the water, a torpedo itself would not made to bring the ships to Japan, and
cable to the minister of war, congratu acquisition to the American navy, as
the builders have been requested to
lating Generals Pando and Varo del they were the latest and best products the resistance of a solid body, and hasten their completion.”
Reyes for their successful operations of the famous Armstrong yards. One would be dissipated in water or mud.
After a pause the marquis continued
against the rebels at Sierra Maestra, of the ships is complete in every re This disposes of the wave theory and slowly and impressively:
Palma, Sariano de Palma, Ajuacata la spect, has her coal supply and ammuni the affecting of shore or boats in the
“Tho news of the last few days in
Esperanza and round the Camarones tion on board, and steam can be raised ! harbor."
dicates a critical state of affairs else
river, on March 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. at any time. There will be no trouble
As to the hole in the Maine, the ex- where than on the Western continent,
These spirited engagements resulted in in bringing this ship across, as an ade | pert in question makes the most im- and we consider it only prudent to con-
Spanish victories with insignificant quate force from the local yards can | portant statement that the Maine drew tinue our provisions for the national
losses for the loyal troops.
be secured for the service. It is eaid I 28 to 30 feet at the time of the explo- defense. I hope the people of the
Havana papers announce without the coal and ammunition on board I sion, and had about 10 feet of water United States will not take offense at
comment that the battle-ship Iowa will | passed with the sale to the United j below her bottom. On the port side, Japan’s unwillingness to part with
pay a friendly visit to Havana.
States. The ammunition is not of the I where the United States divers are these cruisers. I have always appreci
Plans are being arranged for a pa kind in use by the American navy, so now at woik, there is at present 27 ated their kindly feelings for Japan.
triotic performance at the Tacon thea that the supply of ammunition is a feet of watei. May this not be the The United States is a nation above all
ter on March 19, the proceeds of which necessary adjunct of the new ships.
hole which Captain Peral says could others where public sentiment abso
are to be devoted to the purchase of a
The other ship has been launched, | not be found? If it was, the hole was lutely controls the national policy, and
battle-ship to be presented in the name but it will take some time to make her 1 more than seven feet deep when the for that reason I wish to have the peo
of citizens of Havana to Spain. Sub ready for sea. Mr. Lane believes, how explosion took place, and had greatly ple there understand that Japan re
scriptions are being made with enthu ever, that there will be no difficulty in tilled since.
tains the ships, not from a lack of
siasm. Fourteen boxes for one per bringing her over immediately if it is
As to the finding of dead fish, the willingness to oblige the United States,
formance were Bold for 100 centimes desired to make the move without de i court of inquiry has not seen a solitary but because she needs them herself.”
each. Single seats were sold at prices lay. as the hull of the ship is so well fish since work began on the wreck.
“In caee of war between the United
averaging 40 centimes.
Frederick along that she could be towed, and her I The bodies recovered from the Maine
States and Spain, your excellency,” the
Berndez, the Austrian consul at Ha own sail power utilized for the trip.- have not been touched by fishes. Some
correspondent asked, “will Japan al
vana, paid the highest price for a box.
Senator Proctor visited the White of the fishermen in Havana testified low the warships of both belligerents
It is believed that lie would not have House and up-town departments today, that there were no fish inside the har
to take coal at Japanese ports, or refuse
taken this step without the consent of and his calls excited a great deal of in bor, the waters being too foul for them.
it to both?”
his government. His action has at terest. He spent half an hour with
Further, as to the alleged discoveries
“That opens a long vista of possibil
tracted considerable comment and is Secretary Alger, explaining, it is be | of Spanish divers reported to Captain
ities,” he replied. “Some authorities
lieved, the military situation in Cuba, Peral, five American divers have been contend that coal and even provisions
The Herald’s Havana correspondent and afterwards held a conference with working on the port side of the wreck
gives details of the attack on the Ha- Judge Day, assistant secretary of state. on an average of seven hours per day should be contraband of war, as both
are necessary to maintain hostilities at
vana-Matanzas train by soldiers be Then he went to the White House, and each for nearly three weeks, in a space
longing to General Betancourt’s army. Was closeted with the president for two 50 feet long and 20 feet wide. The sea. Whenever war is declared be
tween two or more powers, Japan, if
Two men were slightly wounded. One hours. When he emerged from the Spanish divers have never been inside
was George Barnum. a British sub room he courteously declined to speak the wreck at all, neither have they ' neutral, will bear in mind in deciding
ject, who lived for some years in Sa regarding the nature of the informa ever been on the port side, devoting the coal question the manner in which
vannah, Ga. The other was the civil tion be has communicated to the presi the short hours which they spent un her decision will affect all the belliger
ents and her own interests.”
secretary of Matanzas. Mr. Barnum, dent.
der water to the starboard and forward
The Herald correspondent learns that
who was with his wife, had been stop
The two Brazilian ships will be ex parts and outside the hull.
Japan has received a cable from Eng
ping for some days in Havana, and to tremely valuable additions to the Uni
Recently, to their own surprise, they
day went to Matanzas to investigate ted StateB navy in either war or peace, brought up two cans of ammuntion for land for all the warships building for
the condition of the reconcentrados. in the opinion of Secretary Long, who the six-inch guns, not exploded. They her in English private yards, consist
Mrs. Barnum devoted much of her time acknowledges they have been bought dropped them back when the light of ing of three 15,000-ton battle ships and
three first-class armored cruisers of
to relief work.
by the United States.
They are steel- the surface showed that they were un
10,000 tons each. The offer has’
The train was attacked first while sheathed and coppered, with twin exploded and what their nature was.
running between Jaruco and San screws.
The Amazonas is rated at
The Spanish divers often go down
Miguel, but the guerillas were repulsed | 1,400 tons displacement, with an indi only long enough to wet their suits,
NEW REVENUE CUTTERS
by soldiers in the armored car next to cated
under natural and then come up and hide behind a
the engine. Between San Miguel and draught, of 7,000, which is calculated blanket on the barge, where they sleep The Senate I’asses a Bill for the Con*
struction of Eight.
Campo Florida the train was attacked to develop 20 knots speed.
or rest for a couple of hours, and then
Washington, March 16.—During the
by another band which was quickly
Thus, while the ship is about the go ashore and report that they cannot
driven off by the prompt work of the size of the Charleston, she is much see anything in the mud and water. sossion of three hours today the senate
Spanish soldiers. Some bullets passed faster. Her armament is also much They could not have found the ram of passed a considerable number of bills
through the passenger cars.
One more formidable, not so much in cali the Maine, since they have not been from the general calendar, among them
struck Mr. Barnum in the left shoulder, ber. for the main battery is made up of down in the locality of that part of the being one authorizing the secretary of
inflicting a flesh wound. When the six-inch guns, but the guns are what is werck. They have not located the tur the treasury to have constructed eight
train arrived in Havana he was taken known as 50-caliber length, giving them ret with the 10-inch guns, though the vessels for the revenue cutter service,
to the Hotel Belot, where his wound an unusual range and power. In addi spot has been pointed out by Captain I as follows: One to take the place of
was attended to by a physician of the tion to thiB they have 10 6-pounder Sharp, of the wreckers. All of these 1 the Seward, oost not to exceed $160,-
American consulate. Pursuing parties quick-firing guns, four 1-pounders, four facts are known by the United States 000; one to take the place of the Mc
immediately departed after the insur Maxim machine guns,-'and two boat or court of inquiry, having been elicited Lane, cost not to exceed $160,000; one
gents, who made off toward Tahaite field guns.
The torpedo tubes are by the testimony of |>ersons who know. to take the plnce of the Boutwell, cost
three in number.
The expert interviewed by the corre not to exceed $160,000; one for service
Wreckers have recovered one of the , The coal capacity is 850 tons, giring spondent expresses the belief that the on and in the vicinity of the Columbia
battle-ship Maine’s six-pound guns, her an effective steaming radius of Maine was blown up by what is known river bar. Pacific coast, cost not to ex
and will proceed to take up the six-inch 8,000 knots, a most valuable feature, as a Newport torpedo, a stationary ceed $250,000: one for harbor service
rifles in a few days.
inasmuch as it would enable the ship torpedo, or something of tho same na at Philadelphia, to replace the steamer
One body was found, a mass of bones to cross and recross the Atlantic with ture. This engine of destruction is Washington, cost not to exceed $45,-
out coaling. Such a vessel as a com the joint production of the labors of 000; one for harbor service at Boston,
merce destroyer would be vastly more Commander Converse, commander of to replace the steamer Hamlin, cost not
HAVANA SESSION ENDS.
effective than what appears to be more the Montgomery; Lieutenant-Com to exceed $45,000; one for harbor ser
1 he aval < ourt of ’nquiry Goe* Back powerful craft, because of their ability mander McLean, now in command of vice at New York, to replace the Chan
to Key West.
to get along on long cruises without the torpedo station at Newport, and dler, cost not to exceed $45,000.
The national quarantine bill was
Havana, March 17.—The Mangrove, j touching at neutral ports to coal, and Lieutenant Holman, ordnance officer
with the court of inquiry on board, thus exposing themselves to capture.
of the Maine at the time of the ex made the regular order, and will be
sailed tonight for Key West.
The bureau of ordnance of the war plosion. The Newport torpedo can be taken up probably on Friday.
Sampson, president of the board, as department opened bids today for a planted from a small boat, and the ex
The proceeding in the house today
sured the press correspondents that the large supply of armor-piercing projec pert believes that this one was explod
were utterly devoid of public interest.
decision to leave Havana was not tiles, and for 12,000,000 rifle ball car ed by being struck on the port of the
The time was devoted to District of
reached until this afternoon, after a tridges. The bidding brought together Maine forward of amidships as she
Columbia business. This was conclud
consultation of members. It Was de a number of representatives of largo swung at her moorings. He thinks
ed at 4:15 P. M. The senate bill was
cided that while further testimony steel and ammunition companies, some this more likely than that wires were
passed to change the name of the port
might be obtained here, this was not of whom took occasion to give assur laid from shore, as the wires, if laid
of oolleotion at Suspension Bridge, to
sufficient to justify a longer stay. The ances that in the present emergency, for any length, would sink deep in the Niagara Falls. The senate bill was
court can return if the divers or government would lie given the prefer harbor mud.
passed which granted a right-of-way
wreckers make discoveries that add to ence over commercial orders.
It would l>e singular if it should through the Indian territory to the
the stock of knowledge now gathered.
The bidders for steel projectiles, prove that the Maine was blown up Dennison, Bonham & New Orleans
The plans of the submerged wreck, in varying in size from the 8-inch steel by a tor[>edo in the invention of which
railroad, also a senate bill granting a
the preparation of which Ensign Powel- capped shot to the 1,000-pound shot, one of her principal officers, Lieutenant '
right-of-way through the Winnebago
son has had a share, are very elaborate, were the Midvale Steel Company, tho Holman, bore a notable part.
Indian reservation to the Northwestern
ami Captain Sampson eave the testi Batha-Illingsworth Co., the Carpenter
All the foregoing statements came road; also to authorize the Monroe
mony and recordsof the divers are very Steel Company and the Forth Sterling from the authority on which the court
company to construct a bridge across
Company. The bids varied only slight depended for much of its evidence, and- the Red river at Grand Ecore.
Captain Sampson hopes the court will ly on the various clasess of heavy shot, is given to tho correspondent without
MRS. THURSTON DEAD.
be allowed to resume its sittings on the running from $116 each for the 8-incli reservation, except as to the name and
battle ship Iowa, now near Key West, to $135 each from tho 1,000-povnders. rank of the giver. The expert further
The Senator*« Wife Expired on th«
with the New York. All the officers of
The bids for rifle cartridges were in believes that the destroying mine was
Anita iu Cuba.
the court, except Judge-Advocate Marix, two parts, 10,000,000 being standard made up of four torpedoes, of 86
are stationed on the Iowa or the New- metallic ball cartidgee, with brown pounds each, of wet and dry gun cot
eral Lee received the following tele
York, and on the former the court could powder, and 2,000,000 new cartridges, ton, or 144 pounds in all.
gram this afternoon from Mr. Barker,
be absolutely free from intrusion.
with smokeless powder. There were
In the judgment of the correspond
The greater part of the investigation three bidders, viz: The Union Metal ent, the United States court of inquiry United States consul at Sagua ia
that remains will consist, unless the lic Cartridge Company, the United is fully aware of the views which the Grande:
’The wife of Senator Thurston died
court returns here, of a careful study States Cartridge Company, and the Spanish court of inquiry will promul- j
of the plans.
It is not thought that it Winchester Repeating Arms Company. gate, and has also made a careful in- | on the Anita today. Shall give every
will lie necessary again to summon the
The bids were the same in each case, vestigation on the same lines, so as to attention and wire you from Boca."
Meager advices say that Mix Thurs
survivors of the Maine, officers or men, $18.50 for the brown-powder cart be able either to refute or confirm the
ton died from apoplexy about 8 o’clock
now at Key West, or scattered through ridges, and $27 for the smokeless pow Spanish court
this morning, when the yacht was in.
Captain Sampson said, der cartridges. One company offered
Germany Not Spain’« Ally.
sight of port.
however, that any such would be sum to deliver 50,000 at once, and all the
Berlin. March 15.—The foreign office
The Anita left Matanzas last night
moned if the revision of the testimony offers contemplated a delivery of 100,- has instructed the inspired press to
with all the party except Representa
shower! missing links in the chain that 000 a day after a few days.
deny emphatically that GermaDy will
they could supply.
The bids for shot, shell and cart aid Spain in case of war with the Uni- I tives Smith and Cummings, who went
The court has no prophecy to make ridges will be considered, and the ted States, and has instructed these to Sagna by rail. The passage from
as to the further duration of its sittings awards made within the next few days. newspapers to point out that the Uni Havana to Matanzas was very rough,
or as to when or where the findings
Osaka has been called the New York ted States is an excellent friend of and that to Sagua even worse. It is
will be promulgated._____
With the manufacturing Germany, and that Spain in the Caro thought that this, together with the
Prisoners in the St. Louis jails are villages that cluster around it, it has a lina squabble has repeatedly shown an- rough passage down the coast, may
have hastened the end, bat nothing
daily supplied with bologna sausage.
population of about a million
friendliness to Germany.
definite is known here.