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lr CHANGE IN NAVAL PUN.
I fflw' PMoroBKD withdrawal ovARttoR.
mt ozadm vEoit cvran water.
MfktJ if htm th Spanish OejaadrM Ball frem Cap
B ,V Tarda lalaaa, Admiral U Ar-
Hji 2 mart Yt Will Cast KorthJ Had .yln
II Staadroaa Wltl B Seat Oat siuadreda or
H M Mllae aa Scant ta Ascertain ana hrtport the
MSH YTheroaboat of tha Bnin;-Tho First
B7 . , SavAl Battle May Da Psuaut in palllp-
Rjjpj pin Water Barare the Bad af tha Woek.
I fl'l WAinnftrfON, April 28. A chance In tha
yip V strategical plan arranged for Hear Admiral
km a Bampson's squadron, now engaged In blockading
1 f 'Onban porta, haa bean decided on, It exocu-
mgf Uonwlll depend on tha rnovemcnUof thoSpan-
BT " 'Uh squadron now eoneentrated In th waters of
m) Capo Verdo Islands. The purpose of thla
Spanlih force li n mystery to tho naval
administration, and white the strategists
of the naval service haTe their opinion os to the
Intent of the enomy, thoy do not Intond to take
nr chances, and accordingly Admiral 8mpsnn
f, will proceed to carrr out tho new progininmo If
fWf tha flest leaves St Vincent and Is not reported
yfc within treasonable period. The Cabinet to-day
jt ,gavo aomo consideration to this matter, and.
fr. While It cannot be said definitely that tho chango
If " (. referred to la the remit of the dlscusilon In the
Cabinet room, It la probable that this Is so.
tb A explained to a Bun reporter to-dar, tha
Sk" -f saw arrangement provides for the withdrawal
I'M trom tha blockading squadron of the six armor-
'" jL Clods and their concentration at some central
j point on the Atlantlo coast, from which they
: would be enabled to make a quick moroment
p for tha protection of Northern cities or rejoin
i$ , , the other Tcisela In the West Indies. Tho
I&k plan of the Spanish fleet Is not unlikely
fjli to proceed to New York, Boston, or someothor
! ' (important place for the purpose of Doinbard-
rnentln the hope that this Government will
not be able to send a sufllclent force to moot It
before great damaao has boon Inflicted. Aa
matters now stand It would not greatly Injure
' tha efflctenoy of the blockade to withdraw tho
'armorclads. Within a Tory short tlmo a
host of auxiliary eunboats. especially se
lected for their fitness to ewrase In
blockading trork, will be at Admiral Sampson's
disposal. After these have been placed whore
they would do tho most good and tho American
force in Cuban waters has been further aug
mented by some of tho auxiliary cruisers now In
courao of conversion at New York and olse
where, It would be safo for Admiral Sampson to
leave the enforcement of tbeblockado to these
and the other ships of his command and tako
station with themoro formldabto crafts at tho
point tsolected on the coast of the United States.
The regular naval crutrs, gunboats, and
torpedo boats now off Cubnn ports are suf
ficiently formidable to cope with nny vessel of
Spain In Cuban or Porto Rlcan waters. Most
of the Spanish naval force sent to Cuba
aince the Insurrection began Is composed of
llttlo gunboats, having practically no pro
tection and hardly capablo of putting up
good fight against tho fast light-draught
tugs and yachts now belnir fitted, out
for guarding the Indentations on tho northern
coast of the Island. The vessels which would be
Withdrawn to carry this plan Into effect are tho
armored cruiser New York, Admiral Sampson's
flagship; tho battleships Iowa and Indiana and
the coast defence monitors Puritan, Terror, and
Amphltrlto. Whether any torpedo boats will
acco&p&hy theln In their change of pose Is riot,
,& but-lt. la probable that soke. of. these"
fzUtUvorafetwiU'-be detallod to act in conjunc
tion with tho tig ships.
,In Order that Admiral Sarnpson maybe relia
bly Informed M to the probablo destination of
the Bp&nlih fleet, nnd can make his plans ac
cordingly after taking station In homo waters,
he will be assisted by a number of swift cruisers,
which will scour tho eoa for hundreds of
m!!es beyond the American const lino on
the lookout for tho enemy. Thcie scouts
(lwtll be tho regular navnl cruisers Coin in-bW-.
and Minneapolis, lio four American
Uncrs recently purchased ked now known as tho
ITarrard, the Yale, tho St. Paul and the SL
Lou la, and six vessels designated as tho patrol
squadron, under tho command of Commodore
Howell. Tlio cruiser New Orleans, formerly
the Amazonas, has been ridded to Coin mo
il oro Howell's formation, which, In addition
f to that icsel, now consists of the flag.
ship Ban Kranclsco nnd the four Morgan
liners converted Into tho auxiliary crulsors
Ynnkrc, Dixlo, Pralrlo and Yoseralte. Tlio
patrol squadron will probably ho ready
for service within a week. It III not proceod
so far out to sea as the other scouts. It will
t move up and down tho roast, returning to New
gl York occasionally for orders and supplies. The
Columbia and Minneapolis nnd the four former
' American llnors nro too fust to be orer-
& taken by any of tho Spanish warships big
'-' enough to rapturo them. They are not
? , to awltt as somo of tho torpedo-boat dostroyers
f nttscbed to tho forco now at St. Vincent,
' but these small craft aro not capablo of oper-
, atlngfaroutataoa, and, besides, the raotd-flre
l?,' guns on the vessels montloned would mako short
'i ' work of Uem before they coula get near enough
to discharge a torpedo. If tho Columbia or any
' Of the other vessels should slsbt a Spanish
If , fleet she would show a clean pair of heels and
!; mako for tho nearest American port to send in
formation to Admiral Sampson at his new eta-
A tlon of tha approach of the enemy. In thla way
g it is proposed to keep this Government Informed
' of the coming of the Spanish fleet.
f.' Tho purpose of the Navy Department in send-
ft' log the Colombia to Newport and the Mlnne-
f!l apolta to Eastport was based on the decision
that It was ncoessary to tako extreme prccau
, tlonary measures to secure Information In re-
iv gard to the movements of hostile ships which
H may approach the ahorea of the United States.
i Spain's reservation of what she claims to be her
right to grant letters of marque is said
..; to bo the real reason for the orders to
'i' the two commerce destroyers. This Govern.
Si, ment may have received information that Span-
'X lsh prlvateero have been already fitted out; at
(J any rato there is a suspicion that Spain
Bihf baa consented, despite British disapproval,
H to comply with tho petitions of a number
PIP , of Spanish, .French, and even English fortune
f J seekers, to give them legal permission to prey
J ' on tho commeroa of the United States. This
i V Qovernment has information that these petl-
i r Uons have been filed, and tha Indications are
that tha Madrid Ministry is not averse to allow-
C lng foreign outlaws to engage in the practice
SB whlob boa been condemned by every one of tbo
8 '. aaritlaa powers.
Tha Columbia and Minneapolis will probably
make occasional spuria out to sea, but it la not
likely that these will begin until information
haa been received of the departure of
'.; tha Spanish squadron from St. Vln-
I "" cent. Tha naval experts think thla plan
Li yrin be effective, and that no Spanish
- " squadron can appear within a day's run of any
g American city, or of Cuba and Porto Rico, with
put the knowledge belog brought to the Gov-
r'N. for ocout duty. Two of the former American
I ' liners will be probably detailed to do the work
Kf j in Southern waters that the Columbia and Jlln-
If neapolli will perform oft tbo New England coast
E? Naval officers are looking forward with keen
K' anticipation for news from the Orient within
H" the next few days. Admiral Dewey's squadron
B' wui concentrate at some point not far distant
fjk. from Manila, tbo capital of the Pblllppino
!HL Islands, and then proceed to carry out the
Upb plan of offence arranged for it. Three of
vSM tha ships left Hong Kong yesterday and three
llHf others to-day. tn accordance with tha notice
HaHL '.iryed upon Admiral Dowey that he must lcavo
B that EofilUb port within fort-lght bounfrom .
the time notice was given. No mention is
made tn tho press despatch of the pres
ence with Admiral Dewey'a command of
tha United States revenue cutter McOnl
loch. Tha cutter's arrival at Hong Kong was
duly roported to Washington, and she undoubt
edly has gone to sea with the rest of the vends
of the squadron. It Is said that the squadron
will make somo Chinese pdrt, end thence move
Immediately on Manila. Thera Is every reason
to believe that the first natal battle of the war
will be fought In Philippine water bsfore the
end of the weak. .
DAT Tit SUCCEED fitKTtirAX.
rref. Jnn n. Meer nf Celumal University
te Da first Asalitant aeretar or State.
WASrtlKBTOtf, April 20,-Whon AillltAnt
Secretary of Btate Day returns from Canton,
whero he went yesterday, his nemo Will be
sont to the Senate as Secretary of State to tuc
cocd John Shorman, whose wrjtien resignation
was placed In the hands of the President to
day, Mr. Day's successor ns First Assistant
Secretary of State will bo nominated at tho
somo tlmo. Ho Is John B. Moore, Professor of
International Law at Columbia University, New
York. Mr. Moore was Third Assistant Secre
tary of Stato under Secretafy Barard In Mr.
Cleveland's first Cabinet. Ho has slncobecn
employed by the State Department tn preparing
a new edition of Wharton's International Di
gest. Mr. Moore is a Domocrat.
Prof. Mooro held over as Third Assistant
Secretary for about two years undor Harrison.
Since loavlng tho Stato Department, Mr. Moore
has accepted several calls from the Government
when It was in need of his knowledge of Inter
national law. Two days ago be was catted to
Washington, and when ho telegraphed to Presi
dent Low, telling of tho post which had been
offerod him, Prottdent Low telegraphed him to
accept It, and granted a year's leavo of absence.
Canton. O., April 28. Judgo Day reached
Canton this morning at 10:30 o'clock and was
Immediately driven to his home. It Is pre
sumed that Judgo Day'a visit hero Is for the
purpose of conferring with his family and busi
ness associates on the matter of bccomlnct Secre
tary of Slate In tho MoKtntey Cabinet If
nominated by tho President Judge Day wilt ac
cept. This Information was secured here forty
five minutes after be arrived In thd city, from a
source that cannot bo questioned. It Is believed
by thoso closest to the Judge that there is now
no doubt about bis becoming tho premier. It Is
understood tho matter rested wholly with him
when ho left Washington last night and tho
source of the abovo announcement Is BUch as to
justify an unqualified announcement of his ac
ceptance. Jndge Day was seen at his homo at 11 o'clock,
halt an hour after ho had joined his family. He
authorized tho announcement that he would re
main In Canton sevcrnl days to attend (p some
Important rant tors of personal business. Ho
preferred not to be quotod on tho Cabinet ques
tion, but bis conversation gave no reason to be
lieve that he will not accept tho place if it is
tendorcd to him.
JUDOJS DAS MAKES A SPEECH.
Uli neaponts te a Serenade br tha Cttlsena r
Canton, O., April 25. Judge Day was ser
enaded to-night by tho Grand Army Band
and nearly tho whole population of the city.
The band started for his homo just after
tho big city firo gong had sounded the
long o-rpectod "Thirty," which was the prear
ranged signal that Canton's contingent of the
National Guard bod toen palled to service, and
pjracttcally thowhol; popalntloti ottha cltyjaaa-.
on the streets. ' . ""
The Day lawn nnd nil near-by streets were
crowded. The band played several selections
and Judgo Day appeared on the porch. There
.wcro vociferous calls for a speech, and, mount
ing a chair, tho Judgo said:
" Mr Friends and Fellow Citizens: This Is
vcrymuch In tho nature of a surprise party
to me, I bid you welcome to my
homo nnd am thrlco glad to bo with you
In tho homo of our bolovcd President, In the city
dear to us nil. It Is possible that I owo this
call to the fact that you havo been roadlng
somo things personal to myself In the newspapers
of to-day. My fellow citizens. It Is best to go a
little slow as to reports. A voles: Oh I Judge,
It Is a dead sure thing.) " Remember that official
proferment rests with the Presldont and the
approvnl and consent of the United States Sen
ate. I don't tako this call so much as a pergonal
matter to rao as an cxpreislon of your approval
of the courao of the President In endeavoring by
all fair means to preserve peace with honor for
our beloved country.
"Now that the marching of our own clttson.
soldier betokens the presence of war, we are de
termined that It Is our first duty as Americans
to uphold our country In a determined and vig
orous prosecution of tho war to a successful
Issue. There Is no division In our ranks. We
aro united In the common cause, and In that Is
our strength. But I only Intended to speak a
word of acknowledgment and gratitude for this
friendly call. I thank you and bid you good
nianop dasdt jieadt to tioiit.
ratiietle Speeches by Preaehtra at tha African
Richmond, Va., April 25. The Twenty
third annual conferenco of the African Meth
odist Churoh Is In session at Smlthfleld, Bishop
James A. Handy of Baltimore presiding. At
yesterday's services there wero 2,000 neoroes in
and around the church. Bishop Wesley J.
Gaines of Atlanta, Ga., who is visiting the con
ference, made some remarks concerning the
war with Spain, and said that it would bring
the North andBouth together oncetfor all.
This brought Bishop Handy to his feet He
discussed the war, and urgod the men of his
race to take part in it and die for the protec
tion of the American flag and their country's
honor. It need be. He said that the negro
formed a part of this (treat country, and any.
thing that was for the good of the country
should Interest every man of his race.
"In the last war," ha said, "we went In as
slaves and csme out as freemen, and to-day we
enter the conflict slde'.br sldo with the white
men of the North and South, and we will alike
Tho Blrhop," although 70 years of sgc, de
clared that be stood ready to shoulder a gun
and march to the battlefield side by side with
the young men. "I am not too old to fight
for my country's honor," be said.
He was roundly applauded ly the ministers,
one of whom declared that with the word of
God In their mouths and the Bible on ono shoul
der and a musket on the other thoy could run
the whole army of Spain Into the sea.
When a call is made for volunteers many of
the ministers of the African Methodist Church
will enlist. Seven young men were ordained to
the dlaconate by the Bishop, but will be held
In reserve,to lake the places of the men who will
go to the front.
The Two Captured Hrbuoaera at Iter Vu.
Key West, April 25. Tho gunboat Algon
quin arrived last night with the two prize
schooners In tow. They wero both from Sagua
le Grande, bound to Havana, Tho Sofia hue a
large cargo of sugar and tho Candlta n cargo of
charcoal. Tbo sailors report large fires all
nlong the coist of Cuba. The Wilmington cap.
tured tho former and the Dupont the Utter
.uardlnc nrooblxn Torpada racterles.
With a view to provide against posslblo Intru
sion of Spanish spies double guards have been
placed at tho t u hlor factories of the E. W, Bliss
Company in Brooklyn, lhe company has soo
I men at work nlgbt and day turnlug out White
head torpfdota and oUuutvay supplies for the
AN EXPEDITION TO CUBA.
rim TnoVBAXD jtBovzAtta xtat na
zand ed trrrntir a week.
It Ostensible 6kjaet la te Establish a Has U
tain d raod and sjuppllee rar the ttreoneen
tragaa, bat Ita nal Okjeet Mar II taOpea
ramaiaaleatlen with Hemes den. starter
Har nePat In COmmnnd of iheXspedlllan.
Wabiunoton, April 25, Montha may elapse
bsfore an extonslva campaign with regular or
volunteer troops Is begun in Cuba, but It Is ex
pected that a small force of regulars will bo
landed in the Island within a week. Tbo greatest
secrecy is being preserved by the army adminis
tration In regard to this projsct It is said by
leading army ofUcers stationed in Washington,
howover, that the f oroo will consist of about 5,000
men, composed of infantry, cavalry and artillery,
and that the purpose of tho movsmsnt Is
to establish a base at somo soaport perhaps Ma
tanzaa. Having established this base and se
cured protection for It from vessels of tho
American fleet the Government will attempt to
carry food and supplies to tho roconcentrados,
whose condition since the hostilities between
Spain and tho United Statos actually began Is
auppoied to have grown even more distress
ing. It this Is not the pnrposo of tho
project aa several porcons connected with
tba army administration pVofoss to bellero that
It Is. the movement Is being used to cover tbo
real intention of the Government to send an ex
pedition with arms and ammunition to tho
armies of Gomez and Garcia, It Is balleved,
however, that the expedition with war muni
tions is to bo conducted as au Independent
projeot, and Its inception, its point of departure,
andltsplacoof landing will, of course, bo kept
absolutely secret It posslblo.
There Is a strong renson to bellove that Brig.
Gen. William It Shatter will command tha
expedition which la Intended to establish a base
of supplies, with 6,000 regulars. His roputatlon
na a fighter and as a General entitles him to the
Important command, and color Is giron to the
suggestion that ho will bo seleotod by tho fact
that ha has been ordered to report to tho War
Department In Washington at onco. Ho is now
on the way bore from the South and Is expected
to reach the department to-morrow evening or
The Secretary of War transmitted to Conirress
to-day a request for tho suspension or modifica
tion of tho prohibitory and limiting provisions
of tho laws applicable to tbe Quartormastor's
Department This Is absolutely noccssaiy, he
said, to enable tho department to conduct its
business under existing emergencies. The re
quest was based upon tha following letter from
''In view of the Immediate requirements of
the army, and In order to supply it promptly
during active hostilities. It Is rospectfully roc
ommended that legislation bo provided by Con
gress to suspend, until such time os hostilities
shall cease, the provisions of law applicable to
the Quartermaster's Department, requiring ad
vertisement before purchaslngsuppllc3. animals,
&c. ; limiting tho amount to be paid for tho hire of
civilian employees to $1,000,000 nnnually, and
that no employee of tho Quartermaster's De
partment shall receive moro than $150 per
month; forbidding that tho number of cavalry
and artillery horses shall exceed the number of
enlisted men and Indian scouts In tho mounted
service: that no part of tho appropriation shall
be paid for hortos not purchased by contract
after competition duly invited and Inspected py
JhUMteiwwter'a Department; also limiting.
' "reasonable reserve supply of cavalry nnd
artillery horses should be kept on hand to sup
ply lasses as they occur, to keep up tho efficiency
of the cavalry and artillery arms of tho service.
To do this efficiently and promptly the require
ments of the law now in forco should bo sus
pended, or so modified as to permit purchase In
open market and an Inspection by officers other
than of tbe Quartermaster's Department prop
erly designated by the Secretary of War."
No official statement has been made In refer
ence to the number of Major-Generals, Brigadier-Generals,
and staff officers to bo ap
pointed by the President It Is the present
belief, however, that there will be In
the consolidated army of regulars and volun
teers, numbering about 180,000 men, flvo Major
Generals In command of rmy corps, ten Major
Generals in command of divisions, and about
forty-Dvo brigade commanders, or Brlgadlor
Generals. These numbers lncludo, of course,
the officers of the regular army. There are
three Major-Generals In the regular army, and
to theio will doubtlessly be given the highest
place of corps commanders.
A member of Congress, who talked on the
subject with Secretary Algor to-day, is author
ity for the statement tbat four men have been
selected already for appointment as Major
Generals. These aro Fitzhugh Lee, Gen. Joseph
Wheeler of Confederate cavalry fame, Gon.
Joseph C. Brecklnrldgo, tho present Inspector.
General of the Army, who has a splendid war.
record, and who was slated for Gen. Mlles's.
chief of staff In tho present hostilities, and
James n. Wilson of Delaware commander of
tbe "Wilson's Raiders" during the late war.
Another authority says that Gen. Lee will re
ceive a commission as Brigadier-General In
stead of Major-General.
FEEKCn PEOPLE! ARE FOK TTS.
As for tb Parts newspapers. Thar Dan't Ha
flaet Papular eeatlment.
There were only a few American passengers
on the French line steamship La Normandio,
which arrived yesterday from Havre after a
stormy passage of eight days. They received
word from tbo pilot wbo boarded the ship off
Sandy Hook tbat war existed between Spain
and the United States. Some of them were sur
prised and others had expected It L. V. Perry,
a Canadian, who has spent much time recently
In Paris, saldjthat the French people as a class
ore strongly in sympathy with America. Ho
said that tho French newspapers reflect tho
sentiment of nobody except tbelr owners. All
the Frenchmen and tho British subjects on tho
Normandle. Mr. Perry doclared, expressed
ihomselres In favor of America when hey heard
tbat the war was on. Othon Guerlso. wbo Is
bound for tbe Klondike as correspondent of the
Paris Matin and the Silcte, was a passenger
on the Normandle.
Saw tha Cruliar Columbia Pljr Rr,
Tbe British steamship Nawstead, which ar.
rived yesterday from Genoa, passed at 10
o'clock on Saturday night, off tbe Virginia
oapes, the cruiser Columbia, steamtug very fast
la a northeasterly direction. The British
schooner Sarah K. Douglass, In yesterday from
Tarpon Bay with a cargo of lumber, was over
taken by the Columbia off tho Delaware Capss
at 11:80 o'clock on Bundny morning. Tbe big
cruiser steamod close by tbe schooner, and, after
apparently making sure tbat sbo was not a
Spaniard, headed out to sea again, and bounded
north-northeast at great spaed.
The Norwegian steamship Simon Dumols,
which arrived yosterdsy from West Indian
ports, passed oft the Virginia Capes on Sunday
a Unit id ttatrs munltoi bound south, It Is
probable that tho monitor was the Mlantono
moh, bound from Philadelphia fur Ker West
Over BOO) Spanlarda Oava stsxloa Tor Cuba.
TAunco, Mexico, April 25, Tbe war news
has caused tbe American and Spanish colonies
here to be wrought up to the hhrhest pitch of
excitement. Over 200 Spaniards have left here
for Cuba where tlioy will Aoluntoer their ser
vlcrs In behalf of Spain. Nearly all the Ameri
cans hero aro preparing to leave for tbe Unlud
Htntea, wberu they will volunteer for the war.
American shipping interests hero are paralyzed.
Htsd Bator Uason's llmiy article on Cuba ta th
vty number of Alntitfi Mtoatl, oat a-dy.for
Hi by U namdtaler. friea 0 ocau. Tb Vm
HOI taagazue ta tb wertd. .,
COLVXIllA AT NEWPOItT.
The Crnlsar Drp ta There ana Evidently I
NwTorrr, R. L, April B5.-Early thla morn
ing word waa raeelved from tho naval reserve
signal station at Bldbk Island that the cruiser
Colombia had passed there bound for Newport
and at 11 o'clock she slowly steamed Into the
harbor and dropped anchor back of tha torpedo
station, Nothing could be learned of tbe object of
her visit Bho was not after supplies and noth
ing has gon on board all day. One of the watch
officers was seen ashore and said no one on the
vesssl but the Captain knew tho objeot of tbelr
visit Tbay had corao here for orders. He did
did not even know whero sho would go from
hero. They left Hampton Roads at midnight
on Saturday an hour later than th Minneapo
lis, which they passed at sea Sunday morning
at o'clock, not having seen her since or know
ing her destination.
It Was not until the officers of tho Columbia
and Minneapolis had gathered on tho pier at
Fort Monroe in response to tha hurried sum.
mons that they found out that only those vessels
wero ordered away. Then tho question of
destination arose at once. Nobody aboard the
Colombia knew but Capt Bonds and hu kept his
own counsel. The officers got around tn tho
ward room and guessed, and the "strategy
board" devised all sort Of plans to fit tho situ
ation, but nobody guessed Newport and after It
became known that the Rhode Island summer
resort waa tho ship's destination tha guessing as
to the reason became as active as It had been ns
to the other question. If the Captain knows or
has formed a reason bo keeps It to blmsslf.
Tha trip up from Fort Monroe was under the
war regulations. Battlo porta wero fitted so
that no light showed from the shlp,except her
running lights. All tho guns were shotted and
the crews slept at their guns. Tho ship was
roody, as she always is, for any emergency, but
tho emergency did not appear. On Sunday
morning seroral schoonsrs and steamers were
sighted, but the only time the cruiser changed
her courso was not to Investigate ono of
them, but to avoid tho chanco of running
her down. As soon as tho ship was
anchored eleven guns were fired as a saluto to
Commodore Kauts, commandant of tho naval
station here. The salute was answered from the
old Constellation, and, then Capt Sands made
his official call on the Commodore. It Is sup
posed that Capt Sands haa received his orders,
for It Is understood that tbe Columbia will sail
In tho morning. Nothing is known, however,
as to her destination. No effort has been mode
to replace the coal used up on the trip from Fort
Monroo. It was only about 150 tons-avery
spAifisn irAnsnip boabb.
A CraUsr tUportad t Ba Sknlklns About Off
tha Blalaa Camat.
ElsTPonT.Me.. April 25. Capt Pratt of tho Do
minion Fishery cruiser Curlew arrived hero to
day from outside and reported seeing a Spanish
warship oft Machlas. He saluted har but sbo
paid no attention. It is suppoiod tbat she Is
waiting to capture two steamers which are due
here to-morrow, the Stato of Maino from Port
land, end the St Croix from St John, N. B.
Halifax, April 25. When the flag of Austria
Hungary was run up on the signal staff of tho
Citadel there were many who mistook It for tho
Spanish colors, and crowds betook thamsslres
to the harbor front in the hops of soelng some
thing sensational. It wo hard to convince
people that It was only the Austrian training
ship Donau. Immediately after coming to
anchor at 0 o'clock v'-alute. of twenty-ono
guns was cxchangd.wllh'iSo 'itadol, and Act
ing Captain Ludwlg Rltter von HOhnel came
ashore and called 'on Consul H. L. Chlpman.
Off this harbor tho weather was thick to-day
and Capt von HSbnel had difficulty in getting a
pilot and to attract attention he fired a number
of guns. This led the master of tho steamer
Brldgewater, wblch overtook tho warship, to
conclude that tbe Austrian was In dlstross.
Capt Oakes hailed her and lay to, but received
no reply. For somo miles the Austrian followed
the Incoming steamer, but finally a pilot was
secured and ho was Independent of this leader
ship. Ofitclal calls will be made to-morrow, Tho
Donau will bo In port for some weeks.
OUtt PACIFIC FLEET.
It Hasn't don to tb Philippine Vat. bat I
In Cblarse Watara.
tftelaX Cthlt IHtpattku to Tn Sen.
Hono Kono, April 2512:10' P. M. The
United States cruisers Olympla, Baltimore, and
Raleigh have Just left this port for MIrs Bay to
Join tho American fleet which sailed from here
Commodore Dewey, the Commander of tho
American squadron, and Mr. Wlldman, tbo
American Consul here, havo protested against
the notification to tbe American warships to de
part on the ground tbat tho Untod States bad
not given notice that war bad been doclared.
SnAXoriAi, April 25. It Is said that tho Span
ish Minister at Pekin, Is urging China to declare
herneutraltty owing to tbe United States using
MIrs Bsy as a base of operations.
Bangkok, Slam, April 25. Mr. John Bar
rett tha Ainorican Minister to Slam, conversing
unofficially, said that It was of tho greatest Im
portance that the United Statos should take
tbe Phtllpplno Islands, which aro richer than
Cuba. Thoy would be tbe key to the far
East and the Astatlo Paclflo If tbsy
ware in strong bands, and would be valuable
commercially and strategically. After seizing
tbe islands the United States might negotiate
with Great Britain to exchange them for the
British West Indies or with other powers for
reciprocal advantages. x
According to this Information our fleet has
not yet started for the Philippines. It has sim
ply gone from British waters at Hong Kong to
Chinese waters at MIrs Bay, whtoh is about
twenty miles northeast of Hong Kong. When
It is ready to start for Manila It will not take
lonir to reach that port Tho average tlmo of
tbe passage bet eon Hong Kong and Manila Is
TUB OEEOON AT SUA.
h Una Sot Called at .Montevideo and Mar
Have Done on to Itlo.
tptelal Cablt r$ipato to Tns ami.
London, April 25. A despatch from Buenos
Ayres to tbe Vatlv Mail says that nothing has
botn beard there of the American battleship
Oregon since she left Callao, and It seems that
she has olther gone to Hong Kong or Itlo
Janeiro, avoiding Montovldeo.
The Spanish torpedo gunboat Temerarlo Is
still at Buenos Ayres awaiting orders.
IT 1TAS TUB 1'AItJS HUEK.
Th lookout! Knew ITban lbs Big I.laar
Passed I ho Lizard.
Brttfal Cablt Dttpatch to Tns On.
London. April 25. In rospouso to an Inquiry
wbothor they were tolerably certain that tho
steamer reported from tbe LUard on Friday
nlgbt as "Paris presumably" was really the
Paris, the offlters at that station return this
"The steamer burned the American lino nlgbt
signal and the Paris was then futly due."
OUK lOnl'EIIU JIOAT SOUEBB.
f h Had N Trauble Ualtlua a Crw and I
Heady 1 Sail.
Sptctal Cablt Df patch to Taa Bra.
London, April 25. It Is untrue that th
American torpedo boat Somera Is having dif
ficulty in getting a erf w. The fact is tbat there
is a good crew on board of ber and she is ready
to sail at any tim.
TUB TEXT OF IB R DXCT.AH ATIOK IB
Until It na Den necalved Perineal Will Hot
D Atlteit t nd th Spanish Plet at Cap
Trde I lea-Matte to Ba CI van (pan It h
Vetaala la American Port t Iave.
WAMtrKOTON, April 25. Officials of the Stat
and Navy Departments and of tho Admlulstra
tlon generally are looking forward with interest
to tho publication of Great Britain's declara
tion of neutrality, of which Tns Bon told
this morning. The information which came
to tha Navy Department yesterday from Ad
miral Dewey at Hong Kong and all other officer
In command of American warship at British
ports, that la advance of tha Issue of the
neutrality decree they had bean directed to
leave those ports, has been supplemented by
notice that tho text of the declaration will
probably appear In the Official Qattttt to
morrow. Press despatches say that th com
mander of the Spanish torpedo boat destroyer
Audax hss received notice similar to that served
on Amorlcan eiaval commanders, and will bo
obliged to leave Queenstown without delay.
Until the neutrality of Great Britain is
formally announced It Is not likely that tha
United States will make any representation to
Portugal over tho contlnuod presence at St.
Vincent Cape Verde Islands, of tho principal
Spanish squadron. At the present time there
la no disposition to havo tha Spanish
fleet leave It rendezvous. When all the aux
iliary vessels recently acquired by the United
States have been fitted for service and the
blockading souadron off tho Cuban coast
augmented by a number of converted
gunboats there will be time enough,
naval officers Say, to force Portugal's
hand. Tho present strategical situation
of Spain's naval forces Is not displeasing to this
Government and wero It not for the uncertainty
Involving tho purpose of the ships at St Vin
cent thero would bo practically no concern, as
there Is every confldenco In the minds of those
connected with tho naval administration that
the Unltod States will be victorious in tha first
bis naval engagement.
Tho situation of affairs between Spain and
tho United States has been cleared by the
prompt adoption by Congress to-day of tha rec
ommendation, transmitted to both houses early
In the afternoon by the President tbat a decla
ration be mado of the existence of a stato
of war between tho two countries, and its
equally prompt approval at the White House. It
Is understood that the British Government In
Ita neutrality decree, will take the stand that
war has existed from the moment Minister
Woodford was informed by the Spanish Minister
of Foreign Affairs that ho would banolonger
recognised officially at Madrid. This will
emphasize and support tho declaration made by
Congress to-day, and with the principal marine
nation In full accord with the contention of this
Government thero appears to bo little llkoll
hood that the prizes taken by the Ameri
can ships oft Havana will be considered
as Illegal seizures. At the Cabinet meeting
to-day the President road to bis advisers the
message which he transmitted latter to Con
gress recommending recognttlonof tbe existence
of a state of war. Incidental to this, considera
tion was given at tbe session to tho ques
tion of allowing Spanish vessels now In Ameri
can port to leave without molestation, ana It
was decided that another proclamation should
bo made giving these craft notice that they
must depart "within a specified tlmo. How long
a period will bo allowed tho Spanish merchant
men to clear out of American water cannot be
It is suppoiod, howover, that a period equal
to that allowed by Spain for American mer
chantmen to leave Spanish porta will be named.
The Spanish decree Is said to allow thirty daya
within which American ships must comply with
Its directions or be subject to seizure. Tho
proclamation will probably bo Issued by tbo
State Department to morrow.
PEOCEASTATIOX TO BE POSTED.
TV Will nave oa near Hellre When Onr
Von! Muat Iavr.
Mfrtml Cmllt Dttpatc to Tan In.
London, April 25. In the House of Commons
to-day, in reply to a question as to American
warships quitting British porta, Mr. Balfour
said that within a tow hours a proclamation
would be mado laying down principles In regard
to both belligerents.
The proclamation announcing the neutrality
of Great Britain In the hostilities between Spain
nnd tho United States will be posted at the
Tbe report tbat American warships must
leave British ports within forty-eight hour is
Incorrect Tbe truth Is that Great Britain has
notified tbe United States authorities that when
the time comes sbo will give the American
Government twenty-four hours' notice.
CANADIAN CBEERB TOE VS.
Enthusiasm at at. Gaonre Bantuet Cenanl,
Genarat Tnrnera apaaca.
Ottawa, Ont, April 25. The banquet given
by St. Georeo's Society of Ottawa was attended
by tbe loading dignitaries and distinguished
persons now at the Canadian capital. Prom
inent among tbo guests was Col. C. E. Turner,
Consul-General for tho United States at Ottawa.
The enthusiasm wblch prevailed during Col.
Turner's speech was very marked and the utter
ances of the American Consul were most favor
ably commented upon by the city papers to-day.
Conspicuous among the decorations of the ban
quet ball wero the American flag and tho
Union Jack closely Intertwined.
Lord Aberdeen spoke In most kindly term of
the American people and paid a glowing tribute
to the Red Cross Society, with Miss Clara Bar
ton at Its head. It would do much to relieve tbe
wounded and suffering during the war in which
that country is now Involved.
At the conclusion of tho Governor-General's
speech the health of tbe President of tbo United
States was proposed and the band struck up
"Yankee Doodle," after which there was a tre
mendous outburst of cheorlng from the English
men and Canadians present as Col Turner rose
to respond to the toast In the course of an
eloquent and loyal speech ho used the following
"I rise with hesitation and sadness to reply
to this toast, I rise to speak for a nation tbat Is
now plunged In a war which will mean tha loss
of husbands, fathers and brothers and an Incal
culable amount of suffering. The reasons for
this war are well known. The people of a
neighboring country have been perseeuted and
oppressed for generation. Dlplomatlo negotia
tions have failed, and nothing remains but war,
"I am proud to bo ablo to say tbat our cause
is right It is in the interest of suffering hu
"If this war which is now upon us will result
In bringing tho United States and Great Britain
nearer togothor, to a better understanding and n
better feoling, surh a condition of affairs will go
far to compensate for the great suffering and
loss which must result God grant that tbo
time Is near at hand when the red coat of
Tommy Atkln and tbo blue coats of the boy of
Uncle Ssm will be side by side. If the occasion
arises when, In tbe best judgment of tbe execu
tives of tbe nations, tbsy should Intervene. An
alliance of till kind would make pace by arbi
tration an atwoluto necessity, and the genera
Uons to come would havo no personal knowledge
of the meaning of war,"
Tha American Consul's spaech 1 regarded In
this city as a masterpiece of good taste and ap
BPAIK'M BVIWARIttB TXSBBL,
ha trill Catd it TTarahlp Thrsagh Mined
Water Tf III Ska Da Test Iter 1
Smttial Caltt tttpnteh to Ta So.
London, April 25. According to th Daily
Mail Bpaln ha acquired the lease of a vessel
called a submarine worker, which was Invented
by Count Pozzo and constructed In Franc. A
desortption of the vesssl appeared In 1S07 in the
French engineering journals. Bh was orig
inally Intended for salvage operations on sub
The. vessel I a steel sphere, with an external
diameter of 0 fast 0 inches, Sh Is pro
pelled by electrlolty, and hu a speed of eight
or nine knot an hour. Sho carries a
supply of compressed air that will last three
men for forty-eight hour. From th front
of tho vessel protrudes a strong cutting and
grappling arm, which Is capable of severing
anchor cables and connection of submarine
mines. Bha can lay mines aud discharge them
electrically after retiring to a safe distance.
She can be connected with tho deck of a vesssl
andsoguld a warsnlp aaftly through mined
Mr. Ackerman, the London agent of the own
ers, says that the boat Is on board a Bpaolsh
vessel tbat is now Ave days out for tbe United
OASIEZAE IB BOBltT FOIt UB.
Ba Witt Blah a Ipaach DepUrlna th Paot
That Vf Bar Betroaraded to Barbarism.
SvKtal Cablt Dfipalch to Tux Sex.
Madrid, April 25. There 1 much Impatlanee
here over the new that Is being received,
especially regarding tho movement of the
fleets. Capt,-Gen. Blanco' published despatches
briefly roport tbat the American fleet Is In sight
of Havana and tbe setzuro of blockade runners.
The Republicans havo presented an address to
Sefior Castelar, ostensibly congratulating him
upon his recovery from his Indisposition, but in
reality offering to support him If he will come
boldly forward and restore the republic Tho
address bears 20,000 signatures.
Sefior Castelar has not replied to the address.
There is reason to believo that he will re-enter
Parliament where he has not been sesn for
twonty years, although ho has been constantly
elected a member. It Is virtually certain, how
ever, that he will not oppose the Government or
It Is understood that he Intends to make a
speech deploring that th United States, of
which ho haa hitherto been ono of tho warmest
admirers ns tho harbinger of universal peace,
has retrograded to barbarism by provoking an
unjust and noodless war.
J1ZAHCO ZOOK8 TO SPAIN.
II Bpct liar to Rand Iter Hov J to tho Belief
Havana. April 21. In caso of an attack on
Havana by the American fleet Gen. Blanco is
.resolved to stand it to tho last tn the hope that
Bpaln. WLlflabd her naval forces to tho relief of
tho dtr. 'Spain will not, abandon us," are the
word with which Gen. Blanco inspires confl"
dence In the Spaniards.
The fortifications of Matanzas havo been re
inforced with 2,000 men and some now guns.
A cable has been laid across tbo bay of Clen
fucgos between tbe city and FortelUacho in
order to maintain constant communication be
tween tho commander of tbe fort and tho city
Tho mines placed in tbe bay of Cienf uogos are
seven In number. Thoy extend In two lines from
tho entrance Tho first line is connected by wire
with the fort and the second with the city.
Tbe Spanish volunteers at Clenfuegos are'
riotous and they have compelled tha Autono
mist residents to enlist and tako up arms to
prove their loalty to Spain by acts rather tnan
According to advice from Santiago do Cuba
the volunteer there ar also maintaining a
threatening attltudo toward the native popula
lation on account of the reports from tho Inte
rior that the insurgents repelled all offers of an'
armistice and are ready to cooperate with the
TO BUILD 100 TORPRDO ROAT8T
Tha Material Bala to nave neetnphlpped br
tbe Cnrnril Steel Company.
PiTTSnono, April 25. It ws reported to-day
that tho Carnegie Steel Company had completed
Its shipment of material for 100 torpodo boats
to be built by tha Government In Eastern ship
yards. Tho report that the Carnegie company
had a contingent order for the material for 100
boats to be got out in caso of war was printed
two weeks ago.
Business firms In need of material find that
the f roquent emergency ordors from the Govern
ment havo caused an advance In tho prices of
various steel products for private dellvory. Mill
men say, however, that tbe cost to tbo Govern
ment has not been Increased, as they do not
wish to profit unduly by the country's noeds.
As the Government's demands aro apt to bo
sudden and large, they charge private customers
an advanced price for booking orders.
PRIVATE IT. J. BRYAN,
Tbe Nebraska Patriot Talks or Servlnc ni
Country la th Itank.
Wichita, Kan., April 25. The other day W.
J, Bryan wrote to his old-time friend here. Col.
U. Holer, expressing his disapproval of the un
seemly scramble for commands In th army to
be called into existence, and further saying
that ho would, wer he not fearful that his
action would be misconstrued and capital made
of It by partisan newspapers, offer bis services
a a private soldier.
To-day Col. Boler received a telegram asking
his counsel upon the question of offering him
self aa a private soldier When hero last fall
Mr. Bryan waa th Colonel's gusst It Is prob
able tbat he will advise Mr. Bryan to enlist
WAR CZOSE.1 PIANO SHOPS.
Many Plan Maker nnd Rhlppln- Clerk
Thrown Out of Employment.
Tho International Piano Maker' Union re
ported yesterday that a large number of shops
have been closed on account of the war. In this
city many members of the union are without
A large number of shipping clerks have also
been notified by tho companies that they are to
bo discharged on socount of the war. Some of
them have been In the employment of tbe com.
panles for many years.
PATRIOTISM IN THE SCHOOLS.
0r. Black Six th Csctoaball BUI far th
Olaslay or tb American Plaa.
A LB IN v, April 25. Gov, Black to-day signed
Senator Coggeshall' bill providing for patrtotlo
exercises in tbe public schools and tho display
of toe United Stites flag on scboojhouses. This
law was recommended by the Stato G, A. It
Haw sad hstvy stoat rails oa main Una Long
Island naUread, itoadwar olld. Me dut-uSd.
SPAIN'S FLEET FIUES UP- ' .
XT IB EXPECTED TO BAIT. FROU 0t , j
. TINOBNT TO.DAT. M
All ttaTrsrl Well lipplled with Cat and 'x,
Taking Oa Writer and Store N Tlsltarfe "fir
Allawrd on Beard and it Share Lev4 'H
Oranled th Man There Ita Dhs Ma flf
Targes Praetlr Rar Manas vrta.Tbrs' JU
Wear new Caata er Ittaeb and Are utrippMI JH
far Aclloa-The Partngnaa Think th PI j
I m Vary atraua On Th Tarped Itaata. -1
Spttiat Cabtt DftaMtt to Tni Stm. d(
London, April 23, A despatch to the Daitf
Mail from Bt Vincent says 'that the Spanish -a
fleet remains at anchor at that port. No visitor j
are allowed on board! the vessels. The crullsra 1 '
have been coaling all day from the transport "jifi
Cludad de Cadiz. They are alio busily engaged, m.
In embarking water and stores. The 8paMarflg Kl
have bought all th (tores of medicine ane 1J
other supplies at BtVlnoent and have even U
laid passing vessels under contribution. 1 1( I
Al the cruisers appear to bo powerful, high ' u
class vossels. The torpedo boats are In good If
condition, and altogether It Is a very formidable) U
flotilla. The transport Ban Francisco hah 'i
brought 2,000 tons of coal for tho fleet, and all Vh
the vossels aro well suppllod with fuel. '31
Thero ha been no manaravring-of th squad- "j,g
ron, nor has thero been any targepraetlce. Tha - j'w
ships have all boen painted falaok since their ik,
arrival at St Vincent They aro stripped for SI,
action, and their accessories havo beentran. , '.f
ferrod to transports. ' f,
The torpedo boat destroyer have the most ' W.
workmanliko appoarance, Thoy are very low -aj
In tbe water, and are scarcely dlscernable as tli
night at a very small distance.
No shore leave is given to the crews. AU tha 'fV
fires aro llgbtod under the boiler of tho war ,i
ships, and It is reported that tho flaet will call
to-morrow. .',-j ' 'fP
According to Mttugnese local opinion tho Jlj
fleet 1 a very strong one. ,
St. Vincent, Cape de Verde, April 25. Tho '111
Spanish squadron is s'.HI here, but It Is rumored 11
that It will sail to-morrow. 'Ill
View Expressed In the liouaa or Ceaanwu ai f i
to tbo Meaning or Part of It. ,j j
Sptttal Cobtt Etttatth to Tux Boa. ' ij
London, April 25. In tho House of Oon 'M,
mons to-day, Mr. Balfour, acting Foreign MIn- M
lstcr, replying to q uestlons as to tho attitudo of
Bpaln, quoted from the proclamation of tho I
Spanish Government pubhshod In the Official rj :
Gazette at Madrid yesterday, and referred to ';J ,
tbo clause In which Spain maintain her rights 'i ,
to grant lotters of marque and declares that for
the present she will confine herself to the vessels ,1 '
of tho mercantllo marine and a forco of auxU- i
iary cruisers to be entirely under naval control.
Asked whether Lb Government waa of tho J! j
opinion that the vessels would be publlo or ' V '
private warships, Mr. Balfour aald that h per
sonally Interpreted the clause aa meaning tha 4 llj
Spain, whllo reserving tha right to issue letters . . r
of marrjuej if tho circumstances should mako Is d
erpadleatila Ibo MSAniiajtj U4 nol JaUsAtp , ' S f
oxert that right, , " j- " -" J
Sir William Ilaroourt the leader of th Oppo- h
sttfon, asked Mr. Balfour if In consideration of 'irt
the Importanco of tho matter ho would not ask
for a moro explicit declaration as to tbe truo
character of such vessels, whether they would I
be entirely under national control, or how they fiJ
would differ from nny vessol hired by belllg- 3hj
Mr. Balfour thought that Spain's Intention !J
was clear to put steamers used for peaceful our- tjayj
poses In tlmo of peace under naval control, with gi
naval officers, for ourposo of warfare. Accord- ,jmi
Ing to his Interpretation, these vessels must flf -VS)
the Spanish navnl flag. J j.
OERtlANX'B INTERESTS IIXUB, fjjj
Tbay Are Tn areat far Crnnnny to Banetlew i,j
Even Moral Preaaaro Upon tJa. Wl;
Sptttal Cabtt Dtisatoh to Tot Box. SSI
Berlin, April 25. Th Berlin Pott, th Gov- fl
ernment's Inspired organ, doclarea that Germany . ij
will not make any declaration of noutrallty. By j
preservIngherlibtrtyofactlonlathoCbincMand j' J
Greek wars, th i'ost lays, Germany obtained S ii
great advantages, wblch fact demonstrates tho i
lnad vlsabtllty of now tying her own hand in ad f, ;
vanco in a war in which tho Interests of Gennaa ft
commerce are at stake. , H I
Tbo inspired Hamburger Korretvondcnt and 1 ;
tbo Munich .lllocmetnt Zeitung declare thao :
Gorman Interests In America are too great for , i ,
Germany to contomplato even a moral pressur 1
upon America. f
The consensus of opinion of tho Government l !,;
organs Is that Herr von Bnlow, Foreign Mini. I) k
ter. will adhere to tho principle of tho Bis fg'
marcklan policy, In which sentiment finds no 52
A rumor is In circulation In Stettin that tho ')
United States Government telegraphically corn- rf
pleted tbo purchase on Saturday of throe iron- wli
clad built for China. Other report say tha S
China has refused to sanction the sale. ,
EXCITEUENI AI PORTO RIOO. Wt
Prior r Pood nialnK Itaragea Prevented M
front' Loavlua-. M
Sptctal Callt Dttjiatoh to Toa Sun. m'
ST.TnoMAB, W. L, April 25.-Advlces frosa V
Porto Rico say that tbe agitation on tha island
is Increasing, Prices of food ar riling rapidly.
The authorities are preventing tbe dopartur of j
refugees. Some refugees, howover, arrived hero iE'l
yesterday, and all rsport that tbe situation on K
the island is critical. Martial law has been pro- - i
A depart Tbat We OBrd Grooe 00,000,004) 1 1
far tba PleeC j .
Sptttal Cablt Detpateh le TBS 80. f I
London, April 25. A despatch to the Central i
New from Athens says that tbe United SUUs t ' -.
offered Oreece tbe sum of 45,000,000 franc for r 1
her entire fleet of warships. y
The despatch adds that hundreds of Cretan , ;
are off erlng to enlist in tho serrloe of the United
ITALY'S ATTITUDE. ,
Offlelally Annennoed That Sh Will Halatata I
tbo Strictest neutrality.
Bptetat Cablt VtipaUh to Ta Bra.
Home. April 25. The Marquis Vltcontl Va- j
noita. Minister of Foreign Affairs, aunounced (
in the Chamber of Deputies to-day tht Italy ;
would observe the strictest neutrality In tb -'
Spanish-American conflict .j JU
Th Anda Ball far Cadis. ( , !i
tpfial Cablt DitpattH to Tn tn. ! ,'
QuENT0ww, April 25. Th Spsnlsh torpedo , i
boat Audaz, which has been In dry dock her for
the past three weeks, bs sailed for Cadiz, ;; ,
Wo May CM a Prlsn on Vlralata. j, I
NwroT Nkwb, V.. April 25,-Th Spanish V' t
steamship Benlta, which 1 expected to arrive l
here to-morrow from Oalvet'ton for coal, will no , f
doubt be tho prist of one of tho flying aatdm ill