Headlines from the day following the Maine explosion
MAINE DESTROYED IN HAVANA HARBOR THE SHIP IS/ BLOWN UP AT ANCHOR Four Hundred and Twenty of Uncle Sam's Brave Boys Are Killed. One of the Most Awful Disasters That Have Ever Overtaken the American Navy, and Spain is Open to Suspicion, HAVANA, Feb. 15.— The Maine has blown up. Captain Sigsbee and various officers saved, and he pays he believes about 100 men were killed and injured. The vessel is now burning and is sinking to the bottom of the bay. The detonation was tremendous. All Havana alarmed. HAVANA. Feb. 15. — The American battleship Maine, lying at anchor here, was destroyed by an explosion at 10 o'clock to-night. Of her crew of 450 officers and men, only 33 are known to have been saved. The explosion shook the whole city and threw Havana into a panic. It is understood at this writing that | Captain Sigsbee and a few of his officers HABANA, Feb. 15.— Maine volado. Capitan Sipsbee salvado, con varios oflciaies, y dice que cree hayan perecido a 100 menos cien hombres. El buque queesta ardiendo estoa momentos, y a esta descansando fondo bihia. Detonacion fu tremenda. 1 oda Habana alarmada. the deck was dipping under water, and I jumped overboard to keep from being drawn down by the suction. "I was picked up by a boat from the Spanish man-of-war. Three more were picked up by the same boat. They were Daniel Cronin, a landsman; Charles Berryman, boatswain; Albert John, a seaman, and — Bloomer, a landsman." One poor fellow whose face is injured The Maine was commanded by Captain Charles D. Sigsbee. Her other officers were: Lieutenant-Commander Richard Wainwright. Lieutenants G. F. Holman, John Hood and C. W. Yungen. Lieutenants (junior grade) C. W. Blow, J. T. Blandin, F. A. Jenkins. Cadets J. H. Holden, W. T. Cluverius, Amos Bronson, D. F. Boyd Jr. Surgeon L. G. Heneberger. Paymaster Ryan. Chief Engineer L. G. Howell. Passed Assistant Engineer E. C. Bowers. Assistant Engineers J. R. Morris and D. R. Merritt. Cadet Engineers Pope, Washington and Arthur Grenshaw. Chaplain J. P. Chadwick. Lieutenant ot Marines A. W. Catlin. the arsenal, others said it was a bomb, and it was not until n o'clock that the real cause was known. Consul-General Lee, who was at the Hotel Ingleterra, received a telephone message from General Blanco telling him that the Maine had been blown up. Lee hastened to the palace, where the Cabinet is now assembled. Admiral Manterola ordered that boats of all kinds go to the assistance of the Maine and her wounded. The Havana firemen also gave aid, tending carefully to the wounded as they were brought on shore. It was a terrible sight. General Zolano and the other generals were ordered by Captain- General Blanco to take steps to help the Maine's crew in every way possible. The correspondent went close to the Maine in one of the boats of the cruiser Alfonso XII, and saw others of the wounded who corroborate the statement of those first interviewed that they were asleep when the explosion occurred. Captain Sigsbee said the explosion occurred in the bow of the vessel. He Orders Jenkins and Assistant Engineer Darwin R. Merritt. From the wording of the dispatch the Navy Department think it is pos- THE UNITED STATES BATTLE-SHIP MAINE. From a Photograph Taken For the New York Herald at Key West on January 16.