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Massillon Item (Newspaper) - March 5, 1898, Massillon, Ohio THE UCK TUGC Court of Inquiry Takes It for Havana UNDECISIVE EVIDENCE imony Given at Key West is Said to Have Been Misty CAUSE OF THE EXPLOSION Han It that Nothing Derel to Show that External to of the Extremely Slow West March court inquiry left for Havana last evening the lighthouse tender Mangrove It is believed by those best informed that tKe court will complete its labors in Havana within ten days Only three of the six days the court Was here ivere devoted to investiga tion This inactivity is still unex plained except by a semioflicial state ment that Rear Admiral Sicard wss awaitinginstructions from ton The sessions it is generally under stood developed no evidence by which the court could definitely determine the cause of the explosion A naval officer in close touch with he members of the court said to a cor ispondent With one exception the witnesses who testified here were Maine survivors The evidence can be summed up in Jhe words of an enlisted man who when Judge Advocate Marix asked him what he knew about the ex plosion replied Sir I was blowed up I was saved and Im That was all he could swear One important fact has been learned however It is that the members of the court are by no means prepared as a board to render a decisive verdict The officer already quoted said If the court has yet heard any testimony which would enable it to decide in telligently that the Maine was blown up JKom external causes I am the most man in the world Before the coming Havana sessions are over it may secure such evidence and possi bly find the blowing up was inten tional It will learn from the divers the actual condition of the ship after the explosion as it has already learned from the survivors most of the details of the ships condition before the ex plosion With these bases thoroughly established the court will hear more expert theoretical testimony and then reach a Washington March developed afternoon through tele phic dispatches between Secretary Long and Admiral Sicard that the court of inquiry is unable to fix even an approximate date for the conclusion of its investigation into the disaster to the Maine Havana Macch American divers having examined the ward room of thie Maine and the senior and junior officers mess rooms are trying to effect an entrance into the petty officers compartment in the hope of finding some bodies there However each day the belief grows stronger that few if any more bodies will be re covered Only one body was recovered yesterday Capt Sharp who is in charge of the Merritt Chapman wrecking outfit will not specify any time when the big gruns will be released It is necessary first remove the tops of the turrets held in place by steel bolts which must be cut ife best informed people here think a month will elapse before the are1 opened Deterred Their Fate Bismarck March report from Winona states that the confes sion the Indian Defender before his death has leaked out and it admits the murder of the Spicei fam ily substantially asrelated by the In wuo were lynched Black Hawk the chief plotter of the crime but was not present when the murder was committed Defender said Black Hawk all thoseconcerned most deserved hanged Black Hawk lives on the reservation at Standing Rock and is the only survivor of the five inur Ail the Evidence la March da in the case of Sheriff Martin and his deputies closed Friday The closed its case in the afternoon after tearing a few witnesses in rebuttal oa aimportant points The defense sub mitted a number of points for the con sideration of the court to prove that the sheriff had only been doing his duty and stating that there had been no evidence submitted to warrant a finding that the defendants were an unlawful assemblage Jiidge Wood wfcrd will decide these points later on Four Corpses in a Refrlterator Car Ft Worth March men found dead in a refrigerator car here Friday Death resulted by gas from a fire built with coal Six men supposed to be tramps entered the car Ttmrsday night closing the door be Xhind them Two of the men escaped in the morning in a dying condition imt were resuscitated Must be Ready on Short Notice Bethlehem March army and navy officers representing the United States government at the Beth Y lehem Iron ordnance works here have received orders from headquar ters ready on 12 hours notice for jervice Work on the government con tracts at the works is being1 pushed at rapidly as possible Wat Easy for McCoy March McCoy knocked Nick Burley the Call fjornian out in the second round Friday afternoon The fight was anoSt exciting ever witnessed in thii BRIEF NEWS ITEMS 8ATUKPAY MAECH 5 Actingunder from meat headquarters the at Fort Douglass Utah in spected for marching orders Prominent republicans of San Diego have taken steps to promote the candidacy of U 8 Grant for the United States senate from Calfornia The old trouble of scarcity of ears is troubling the traffic officers of the rail roads running east of Chicago and to some extent the westexn roads The result of the election for mem bers of the London county council is that the progressives liberal have se cured 68 seats and the unmoderates unionists 48 Payments through clearing houses for the past week have been 28 per cent larger than in 1892 Compared with last year the gain has been per cent for the week The police of Madrid have arrested an Italian who a month ago rushed up the carriage of Premier Sagasta and threatened him with a stick The prisoner shows signs of insanity The Cora a Wilmington schooner is alleged to be implicated in the seizure at St Anns bay Jamaica of rounds of ammunition and a large number of rifles intended for Cuba Business failures in the United States for the week ended March 5 numbered 251 as compared with 24G for the same period of last year and 32 in Canada as against 59 for the corresponding period of 1897 Justice Russell of the New York su preme court has decided that where judgment is confessed by an insolvent corporation for the purpose of favor ing some particular creditor and the proceedings are kept secret the judg ment is invalid Considerable hurry characterizes the work in the Brooklyn navy yard of get ting the dispatch boat Dolphin into normal condition She has been thoroughly overhauled and will be like a brand new boat by March 15 One hundred and fifty men are at work on her BUSINESS BULLETIN War Scares Do Not Affect the General Trend of Trade New York March G Dun Weekly Review of Trade says Stories of the most reckless sort dis proved promptly speculation in stocks much last week and at times this week biit they have not disturbed the industries and trade of the coun try There is confidence that the au thorities are doing what is proper to provide for public defense and business is moving on with the assurance that it will not be seriously disturbed Fail ures in February have been smaller than in any other month except three of the previous 52 months Production of pig iron is the greatest ever known some furnaces having1 started in the past month but Besse mer billets are so scarce at Chicago that some works are embarrassed and heavy purchases at Pittsburg have stiffened the price so that Bessemer pig and local coke at Chicago are stronger than since November 1 with grey forge unchanged at Pittsburg The demand for finished products cov ers work far ahead in plates struc tural forms sheets in pipe since the advance in oil and in rails but bar is weak The strike in cotton mills does not spread but helps to a slightly better demand for some goods while in wool ens business is alow in some of the finer qualities which have been much advanced in price and in these and other grades as well cancellations have often exceeded reorders indicating less distribution than was expected Wool has yielded a little THE MARKETS Financial New Yerk March On call per cent Prime mercantile paper per cent Sterling exchange easy with business in bankers bills for demand and f or 60 days Government bonds weak Grain and Stock FlourMinnesota patents WheatNo 2 red No t 2 at S2c Western steamed Western creamery 152i2S4c Blgins Lifht iklms part ftkimt 4Q Western CattleNative steers atagu iheep SheepLamb at Cleveland March Winter patents R 1035 33 No I red 94c No i yellow in elevator No 2 whita 22c Elgin creamery CheeseYork state Ohio EggsStrictly fresh 13c Best Choice steers fair to good best calves Choice lair to good lambs HogsYorfeers roughs Chicago March March CornMarch SHfic 26Ho PorkMarch 10 44 March March 15 Light heavy rough Beeves cows and heien Lambs sheep 8ft Toledo March No 2 cash WS4c CornNo No Clover SeedPrime cash Buffalo March Cattle Steady and firm Good to choice Yorkers roughs 75 piss Choice choice weth ers culi East Liberty March Prime common Prime assorted mediums best heavy Yorkers pigs SheepChoice common choice liinibs Cincinnati March 5 Hogs Active M CattleStrong at SheepFirm at ta 0044 75 lambs Oil Market Toledo March Oli City March Credit bat anoeiHtc CcrtlflcMes closed 82ic bid Tote DbU FOlSD IS OMIT Tlie News of the State Briefly Told NICE LITTLE SCHEME A SpuuUird Our to Swindle UhrivlM Ylile Citizeu Uhrichsvillc March W Parks a contractor here declines to be taken in by a Spaniard He received a letter from D Santiago de Ochoa from Spain aaying Ochoa was at one time a captain in the Spanish army He hus a daugh ter He is in poor circumstances When he was in the army he became mixed up in a revolutionary plot and had to go to America with a lot ot money He was called to Spain to see his sick daughter who was at school Before he went he buried the money near Uhrichsvilie and made a map of tbe spot When he reached his daugh ters side he was arrested and sen tenced years imprisonment The map was placed in a secret com partment of his daughters trunk While he was in prison his daughters board and tuition went unpaid and the preceptress took all the girls belong ings Now the wants to get that trunk and he will have to pay Se norita Ochoas board first He asks Mr Parks to furnish the money and then the girl will come to America and she and Mr Parks can go and digup the buried moLjy Mr Parks will get one third Floadrd Guilty to Forgery Canton March Tyler yesterday pleaded guilty to two counts for forgery the instruments used against him being two notes given to the Union national bank of Massillon on which the name of George Deuble of Canton was forged Tyler will be sentenced today The Tyler case has been one of absorbing interest to peo ple in Canton and other portions of Stark county Tyler was a prominent business man He was convicted of forging stock certificates but sentence was reversed by the circuit court last week and he was freed The indict ments for forging notes numbered seven Visit Cleveland Cleveland March than 100 members of the legislature arrived here Friday afternoon on a special train from Columbus over the Big Four road Many of the lawmakers were accompanied by their wives The party was met at the Union station by an escort of prominent citizens and Troop A 0 N G Carriages were taken at the station and the legislators were taken to the Century club for luncheon after which the visitors were driven around the city and in the evening were taken to the theaters Today they will be shown why the Ohio cen tennial of 1903 should be held in Cleve land QUEEN OF THE CRUISERS She Will be Ordered to San Naval Officers are Deeply Interested in Spains Purchase of Fighting Machines Washington March Olympia flagship of the Asiatic squadron and the queen of the cruisers will come home to San Francisco The naviga tion bureau has this movement under consideration and in view of the fact that the ship has been three years away from any navy yard it is proba ble that the order will be given The Olympia is a protected cruiser of ex traordinary speed and endurance with a battery strong enough to overpower almost anything short of a battleship and speed enough to run away from that or anything else she does not care to fight The torpedo Winslow at Norfolk has her repairs and will soon join the flotilla at Key West Naval officials are deeply interested in the reports of the purchase of war ships by Spain and make the reports of these transactions the text for com plaints of the inability of our navy de partment to do likewise However to the report from London of the pur chase of the Amazonius by Spain it is said at the department that this vessel sailed for Brazil several months ago and has been delivered to the Brazilian government Her sister ship is near completion in the Armstrong yards They are uaaful cruisers and could cross the Atlantic and recross without renewing their coal supply The other two ships building for Brazil in France which are also re ported to be about to pass into Spanish possession are presumed to bo Deadoro and the Floriona which are building at Toulon These are imall but powerful battleships Their ton nage is only but they carry four 10inch rifles in turrets in addition to two 6inch and four 7inch guns and a good secondary batteryTheir coal en durance however is small and their forte would seem to be coast defense operations or cruising near a base of supplies Wat Entirely Succesifnl Philadelphia March Nu nez who has returned to this city from his recent trip to Cuba on the steamer Dauntless denies the statement of Senor Dubosc the Spanish charge daffaires who informed the state de partment that the Dauntless expedi tion was not successful and failed to effect a landing Mr Nunez says My last expedition put into Cuba bullets located at the end of Mauser cartridges And every one of these bullets is being used to let day light into the Kdktor Acquitted of Murder Carlinville March jury in the F Y Uwlley homicide CJIMre turned a verdict yesterday acquitting Editor Medley of Bunker Mill Rich ards was exmayor of Hunker Hill The trouble arose over Miss Brown Richards stenographer who preferred the friendship of Medley to marriage with Uiciiiirds Enmity between the men resulted and one day Richards in the main street of Bunker Hill started to whip Medley The editor shot his assailant to death MARMOT Farmer the following for their produce GRAIN Wheat per bushel Bye per Flax 3D 22 35 45 18 to 30 II 00 83 Clover Seed 50 to 18 Timothy Seed ootofl 10 Bran per 100 it Middlings per lOOjlb 85 16 XMot7 00 VTOA JfOK liveroomed house central ly located with both well and cistern water Enquire at 78 East South street DOR acres and a half 6 room house well and cistern water barn orchard on Washington avenue J Grass fttODUCE Choice Butter permit Eggs per doz Lard per ft Hams per Ib Shoulders per tt Sides pertt Cheese per ttt White Beans per bushel Potatoes Onions 14 05 es i 60 06 JQ oo 70 Dried Apples pertt os Evaporated Apples choice ic Dried Peaches peeled Dried Peaches unpealed 05 Salt per barrel Y6 to 1 00 ox THOS MILLER 132 West Tremout When in want of a cool glass of beer unionmade cigars or anything kept in a fiirstclass saloon Fora Drink Gukenheimer Rye or a big juicy glass of Massillon beer Call 101 Front 50 YEARS EXPERIENCE TRADE MARKS DESIGNS COPYRIGHTS Anyone sending a sketch and description may quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an invention Is probably pntentable Communica tions strictly confidential Handbook on Patents sent free Oldest agency for securinit patents Patents taken through Munn A Co receive ijtecial notice without charge In the Scientific flmerican A handsomely illustrated weekly Largest cir culation of any scientific Journal Terms 13 a year four months tL Sold by all newsdealers 5 ace7ffiffi F Sti Washington D C RENTFiveroomed house on Edwin street city and cistern water Inquire at 46 Ed win street JfOR house on South Erie street close to Russells works sewer city and cistern water Inquire at 21 Railroad street FOR A sixroom double house at 45 W Tremont street Mary J Schwerz ler Inquire at 105 Canal street pOR SALEGrocery A good established Grocery business Grod location Good reasons for selling Inquire atNo 245 West Tremont street 8 a BOME made bread and cakes Boston baked beans and brown bread made to order at Mrs Kirks 21 Volmor st iw Make your wants known in this column 25e per week RAILWAY TIMEAT MASBIUOM K Ft Wayne A Ckicago waw a m p p a m p m Wheeling A Lake Erie WJMT No 7 No 2 m No 1 1 15 p m No a No 5 118 40 p m No 8 p here ISUrts here The On aud after Sunday Oct 31 1W7 luttr Urbau trains will leave the Public Square Oaa ton for Massillon and the City Park Massllktt for Cantou hourly ou the half hour at follow 8TANDAKD T1MK a m p u in D IB p in p ttl a in m i30 p W a in o in p m a m p in a in Sunday excepted For special services rates and apply to F H Killlnger General Agent Mas slllon 0 Hake Your Wants Known THE WANT COLUMN 25 cents per week Three Opinions The CHICAGO RECORD is a newspaper in every sense of the Harrisburg Call There is no paper published in America that so nearly approaches the true 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