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VOL III, NO. 79.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA., THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1898.
SINGLE COPY, TWO CE ?? TS
OOTa^f SINGLE COPY, TWO
r 1\1 \J ONE WEEK -TEN CE
Brooklyn's Turrets Are All
TO GOTO CANARY ISLANDS
In the Eviut of \V?r the Flying Squmlr
Will Uuke it Daub tu the
s.mniMi Stronghold. Mill
Ker|?luB Up Sic?in.
The BnookSyn, llagship of tlite ilymg
squadron, .tried -her clg-nt inch guns
?yesterday In older to test the neu ele?
vating apparatus designed to give them
greater lainige. The test was not ?'?'">'
made to demonstrate the utility of the
apparatus, oat also 'to see it' the turrets,
after being so inut!-.::-iaU'y changed',
would stand1 the shock tu which they
ore subjected. The test, w hich was un?
der the direction of Comimodote Sehley
and Captain Cojk. -was of a most satis?
factory nature and Commodore Sehley
said that the Brooklyn wo.- in the best
oJT flghi'jntg trim.
The first shot was sent out with a
single cha:gv or eighty-live pounds of
powder, the gun being elevated at live
Tills '200 pound'"shell ieft the muzzle
of the gun ot a velocity of '2.000 feet a
?econu. It' stiuck the w ater two und
three-quarter miles from thf-; ship,
sencdirvg up a vast O.iumu of water.
Thie seeoni? shot was with the full
powder charge, 110 pounds, and s':nt
the piojet'l'fle very nearly four miles,
putting it in the water at a spei d of
1X00 feet per second. There was no
perceptibTe jarring from the '-'hi t.
Commodore Schiey said tonight that
he hud not yet received any orders fiom
PLAN OF ACTION COMiPLET ED.
'A dispatch received Loan "Washing?
ton 'last .night Says; "The plan i f
action fur ti.'e naval forces in the event
of hostilities 4s now j>rai._-tic-ally cUm
pleud as a .result or several "week-'
lOntj'tant work on the part of the utfti
Cfi? to w-hv.m was entrusted this Im?
portant Xfwture of the war preparations,
Whiie tint we j.lans a:e i-.a.ur.vi v mo. i
closely .guarded' it may be stated or:
?high authority that l,.ne feature of them
o internplaleg a dash by th Hying
squodioij, under Commander Schiey, to
the Canary Islamist This proposition
is as yet tentative as all projects sub?
ject to unforeseen conditions must be.
but has received most eaieful con si dela?
tion by the naval authorities."
There hiais .been no c.liange in
the poiifions of tiie vessels of the Hy?
ing suuadton. The ^-Massachusetts is
t'ti'lt anchored in the James off the city
and the Brooklyn, Minneapolis and Col?
umbia are iin.d up iui Hampton lioads
off did Point.
The divers workilng the Massachu?
setts' bottom, it is understood, finish-d
their work last evening atsd it was re?
ported that the b ig battleship would
weigh anchor this mo:ning and join .
the Test; of the ships at Old Point. She
is under steaim ttnd) ready to ssH,-.fbut-'
at what toour Is not kmowiu Captain
H'igglnson is awaiting ordere in im
Camnio'dore Schily, who in uulrni will
nuke no move whatever until hi* i-eai ts
(fiom Waishinigton. ?Ltvst evening" the I
CVlasl ochusetts took on 127 tons of en
The Biooklyu, Minneapolis -and Ci
umlbia are lined up in fit? view of ri.v
hundlteds of guests at tine hotels The
iBrookiyn .occupies anchorage' directly
off the corner of the rampants of Fort?
ress Monitoe omd' is the near. s: of the
three crusiers to the Ccp.^s The Min?
neapolis Is anchored i.-tw en the Br k
lyh and Columbia, the !att?v. beino
'W1>- off the government pier ' "
The flying stiuairdtrpii is hcn-rlv ex?
pecting order* to put tk> sea \n of tii ?
ships have steam ui> and can weigh an?
chor at almost a moment's notice
The Ajiglo-Amerlcan Ca.hie Com?
panys steamship MinJa, which arrvt
^aterday from Key West, wftece
laid 'torpalo and suibmair'ins snin-> en hi.
for the government, is stiH ;v,. .;,','?..
"* ?? Koads near sh< Columbia She
?Sl^"^8 and atmeh (hem
It seems that the pUss, u^-m- -atei
tihite selected by tihe board" on aw
towy onulft-ns for tgo vernnvent sSn\*
im -.(he event o,f war hiatv not beehsu
?omtitary ito the .re.po.ns SE5K ?,., v, .,
day. hut 'have .been simply reconWir
ea Bor jpurchQt?e and it ri-mUEts for
Secretary Long to stay whtstlher fur mot
the 'g?Dverr.iment is in nr-e'd >,f -he '^?? u*.
The :Est or the wssst-Ua in nu >-i-*. .i" Vhe
miajorSty kjf wihli'th air ?v? 1n -n
tlh4s s^tC-.si. ilVaii fjiio ws:
001 NVijite. 4|G?l) tons
K: Rio, -1.665- tons
E'i Sa, 4,623 tOJis.
!EC Sud, 4,659 tens
OLD DOMINION LENiERS
Jaimestk>wn. 2.88S tons.
Pritnicess Ahne, 3.079 tom?.
Yorktow ji. 2.S9S tons.
Katnsas City, 3,679 tons.
v REO D LTN1ER3.
Ouraea-q. 2.5S4 torts.
Voneaueia, 2,843 t'ulns.
Of die. vcBsieD-. recomntenlJcd, El S?d
1b now at New- York Bind was ? h-Ouled
to sali! for New Orleans 'at 3 p. M.vuoter
diay. El Nointe nntlivtd at -New i'vry to
dbJy, aind ,E1 .'itio, Ijhe fi..eslt slaip of the
Morgan l?ne tleet, and El Sud are at
Ti Secretary Long decides 'to purcihul
the ten. sihiips ait once 'it is s.nid that
The vefKieto' 'in. mortheinn Wateis wiill be
held d? -port anld' he dilsltiri'butc-d between
<lhe Bttolc/kSyn- and Lea'gue Istand yximli1
?wftterw. the necesaairj- 'a'l'tera tlik.ins wi.1,1 .be
made. It was lailso staid thialt the shiips
ntotw ait sonthtrn i>oipttei would proibatody
be h?ld there and i-ent to the iNewpoirt
Nelws shipyaird a.nd' NorfoT.k mfaa-y yard.
WS Nbrte.anU. Ell Sud axe sister ships. |
imait Of Iron; at the Obeafl shliipyia.rd In
1S92. 3aoh is a eingle screw sltiei?imeir,
tSO feet long and 48 feat brota'd. El Rio
fs ?i aihSTe sarew sitedl sihEp oif the sarnie
dfimensifons as H31 'No-rte utal EU Sud.
She we*? oils?> buiit here in 1S93. El So:
is S90 (feet long anld 46 fee* (hnOad. Sh<
Is a sillngle-screw iron steamer, built at
PhHiladlellphiai in 1890.
The Yorktowtn and the Jam.; tit own Brc
Bteell sflater s>hip?, each 299 feet long and
40 'feet brojd. They were buiit for 'th<
OM Dominlibni line wtoicih operat es flroim
Mhas port, at Chester, Pa., in 1891. Tin*
Ptnlnicess Anjie it= the newest vessel of
Itlhe OH Dominion line. She was bui'li:
!ast yelar ait Chester. She is a single
B?rew Bteet sthip, having a. leageth oif
S04 feet and la. 'breadth of hetam of 42
The Soar Morgan line s^teamsihips se!
eoted' are prvubaibly the swiftest of thoiir
tonnage in the wtarld. EH Nor.te hold*
the reaard between Netw York o:nd New
OrQeama, which Es. only a few houois over
tour dlaya Her atve'tbepe speed On hen
be?t tnip was Juslt to- 'littie over eighteen
toDotls. Tlve commanders of aW the Afor
g'sn lilinle ships, say that any one oif them
(is equal! to El Norte.
The Wme goA^e its skippers instruo
t?tomis mtot to exert nhernselves to get in
(In Jess than five days. The Morgan lin?
en* never make leiss than this time.
.Hike nearly eM American coasters,
thw are econ'omfJcal eoaO consumers.
They can. make as good 'tiime as the
crack efoiglie screw Whfiite ?tlatr liners
Brt'titainita anvl Germamiic on very murli
The Jla):ii?64t*>wn and l1)e Yorktown, <?!
t'lie UM 'iVo'iiriinisun 'Kin^Kire l?-km>tt Hxua'ts.
Th>e PrSWecus Anne. orSick 'of. the OM
Dotniiimlibh fleet. <"an re.ud'i'ly do ?bebwve.n
1? and IT knots;.
Tine i.'roni.wv'ii -Kin* tlycr CroUIe. wliith
wais laf?o bu'.'.i; 'here, Und wais reoeirouly
imrelitu^tl by t<he BVft'wmnvnt for a hos
rptooH 8'hip. anriveld at 'Nnw York
tost OlcmLlao-. ?morning; AS* soon as
'the stuiatmvM* tl-e\i up u large f?"t*ve ot
itoigs'h'cirelinien begun to bake out .her
car-Wo. Tire veisuel to unnuadeed by 9
o'ciiioiok Hihe s'aitme nl'.'gh't lamd was tlhen
ready to be Sfeh't to -Nv?'i' .? Xtits t.? toe
put in ?hupe 'fur her war time secv?oe.
Captain G'aigeir. the Creole's tjomumamd
er. dWs ia It kntrw whether or nut On
?wlii'l ivj'nvmUinl? tlie shli'p w'h'eh sine j/asses
into Hie vmuk-rvJ -. >C the swwnsiMTtt. Ho
hla'i-d ih>e hlie'i ?.?fCoroJ Iii? services to i'jht
?II It.i-nie in
.1 for Newport
1 iv. TBie Cre
>6 timid in* verv
asnrcmit of 2.S01
:. She is b?'iiX
v:\ w. The tiil
iDetiailte vcf vloktiun?, ivumses un?l ut
a'iiil? 'have bena arranged 'aliud ais
a.< tlhie v.vh ? 1? retakl'y for serviso.
ofl'we.ns wnv1 crew w.M be .---ait t,
wlJth li'nsi'.ruoitl'trn 'to 'p.pcceeid wi'.'ti!
? iiiip 'ain.d f-y,!n mire Meet urnider Co
IT'Osiplii'.'ali tjMiltis wWl be provided by the
arimy tat 'both r'n--.-'.
?WIM, EN HAMiMOCKS.
rphe War Depaiptinwiw is tnoikitus p'.ans
:\jtr an army of occupation to sseinid to
Cuiba, 'and \vl.:2vn -a few days it w-nil
have t? pur?hahv a lirft numlber of
hnirrvmocks for the soMiiers to sweep m.
In Units com jury s-a-1- rs stewp very
weli! um.l'ed- a 'blanket u.[win -the ground,
out .they wild b._- uriiUv to do so if they
SO to Cuba. _
1m--... .< ?ouW pester t'h m. c inibi'peaes
iv ,u i pm'!- in aihvisnu. und dhe ?round
~.' wet when -it ra?ns in Cui*a ;?!?? K
Is impeee?We f-r any otve W sleep' upon
,,. TheivfH>re. ?Ii vi :t'ive Uni-tv.? M?'l?
... .VJ vv -V ';V.lV-.- bf SWppUl 1 Wilitl
-saimirin acks "wBit* Iii njh?y <a?? ?w4t?S under
' PRPPA'RING FOR A CALL.
Governed Tyler h.ts iia.1 a long c*n
ft?feiioe ?ltn meaUwis of h-w sc-ut rwi
ativei to tihie part Virginia troop.- wi.MUl
cake in war wjiii Spaiin. There waa
5?jjre d'i-sousslon as Uo -wr.ether the
??rooope would be sulbject to call dkectiy
Ijv th- UisCtes* Stows s^vernmen t oi
,^njec.t t? ??\-s from governor.
W*?e tsh* c?'nfe'rence w.i, indi.rmal it
?? v.-? that fhe Cihief Kse utive is
preparing to have VirsiJiia ;.pa in
ciondlUon to respond Co u call at any
TO .1<:?IN THE SQUADRON.
The baftlefhlp Texsiss eatted! f-r
Hanipt. m: I; a s ' ,C . :':'-k vi
our.d to be inishly aaitefactory. With
.he ui-d of fhe new opiCinnc*? Uve gtuie
?a:i iv.iw lie tiivd thre: i-imes in tiie
amve ti'nie it formerly tov.k to ftte them
Kfa Tiie 'lVxas was to have saihd
rue dav. butJisir comirnan-der decldeO
hat it'wo'Ulvl be ir..adv,iia]>!e to de^iart
? the prevatlinsr he.ey wc-atiher.
It 4? retMftvd that ttve Navy net?irt
nent iss'ticd i irdei.s to Whe battleship
rcxsfl to coal ami proceed to && a#
on as po slice and that the dortiaa
<bh of 'tih* ship was k .j.t stacret. It i^
? ,l ?hat five will sail toward Erajrlonid
'or Hin- p ri-i e of mee'Uns t?he eruhtets
Aim'Pian Osoo ar.d N'. w Orleans and es
?brtiinsr them to iiort. The pur tine ik
'?ssu? 'riiat In ca^e the-e two sh'mi*
ihcuM lie dei'.ayed on the way over, and
vkw sihirtk) h:etk out in rhu nwAnn&me,
h-y woui'd be taken by die SpanlsSi
AT TTTE iX'AVY VARD.
? 'torpedn plant i- being ereedte im
h Norf, .k navy yard, where torpe
tees win be prepared !'-.- use, the dry
tack punvps swpjv'y-Ws coni.p: es--.:d- ak
The report t.'r.at the Newark would
'?? ready for sea by ttie l".:-h >s err one
Mi*, alilhouirh l.OnO men are woirking
n her day ami n.!jfh't. Th* vessel c.inni t
je ci n:r* ted in k?t iliun foiuir week?.
'A draft of TO men hive amiv.-d here
'.vim Texas. They wejit aboard the ro
ei vlnisKlhi;P Erank'iin.
The ctruiser Mian't'fromciry wlill pifolia
xiy lie o; thi;' navy yard for Mnw
veeks. it having Wen four. ] that h-r
(oil-ers. Turn v.- and riu.-s 2,-ia in need
?MISS Mown invites von tn a:
her openling on Wedne?tf?y. Th?r
tnd Eti'day. She wi.il show the 1:
styles iin N?nv York Mil line ry
^reneh Noveltis?. Washington
Tie, next door to 'Meyers Br> s. apG-2t.
iLaidte's, n>uiy your own and' your oih?l
teWT* Mioe? frium us nmd gelt a beau
;iful Eonsier fnuv** nit Peyser's.
Off with the old, on wll'ah the new:
uiitu will be sold; so cheap to vou
vVoodward & Wonrble. Ap-2-Lf
'l-qtrarit pre*eiri-iaig ke?%%?. sil'i-whilv Ac.
fetitive. Trhlllle they lots't 25c. Neiw stock
iif lice creaTO freezers. T'he fcrrsr. st stock
?f tin'wiare juwt <\tK?n?1 am i .prices ai\vn.\
?town. 'Adlaims' ItU'ck'eit Stoire.
Twenty domains -for one. Call om
"'.??-kin's, Du'rican & Co. Nww is the
ime to Invest. apr-G-2w
2 ?dosen Stiff Itwm Percale ShS-rbi
?.t fiu'iliiiv, plaltied and ptote bowom
;-.i sold for $1.50, $1.35. St.00, for tihli
jek T5 cemts: At -Peyser's.
Twanity ddfains for on-?. 'Caill on
'erkins, lj>uncialn & Co. Now ia the
ime to invest. apr-?-2w
We Wave ?c >d t'-iie't uets at $1.98:
better ones' at $2.50; tine ones ait $5.00.
m.d 'the best 12 ^li'ec-es ever sh.iiwn on
the city ait $7.50. . Adsaimis' Racket Store.
The Adams' Racket Store has opened
his week the largest stock of talble
rJassiware they have evci- shown.
The lame of tumblers, hoth 'blown and
Pressed, is partifeularly good. <Rar gloss
of evtery description. Price lower 'than
hutting rkauy for this i'-wk.
Carpenters and Decorators Itvgln Work at
The cheerful rinig Of the carpenter's
ha immer and tBiv brightening outfit of
f-v deteorator may be iiexufi ami seen
at the Cas'lino lamd intiy 'be termed vis
ihie signs tlhot the great Elk's bazaur.
whinlh i.pens there Monday night next I
for Me Week, As rapidly approaching |
a eoiisuraniotion so eatCmsiastijaailily
looked forward to by its fait- promoters
the i?idieir eomniittee bf Newport .Nani
I.od'ge, iXo. 315, B. P. O. E.
Tihe Oas-ino is being 'beuiut'i'fuliy and
lalborauiy arramweu -by those in change,
fend the place wiM 'be eo'mpleteily trans
fopmt-U when, in the presence o'f a brii
i'.nt a-seniblage Monday night. Max
VV. A. Post wSW formerly wiaugiitx
the bazaar iwith an iippropr-fcite tul'ire
As stuted in the Daiii'y Pivsts of last
nday. ec/aUvbuttions are arriving from
and there is a unani
u? fe/ilinig 'that t'he success of the
not he soon^'forgotten.
night t'hejp^-^wi'i1! be a tine or
n ha_j>*'to fiimsl-ii chaise se?
ile music while, like live
fder, as the Elks are known
be no laiuk of the finest
ta'ien't tEroirn the lodges ut Non-folk,
Hampton, Newport News ar..d other
points 'far amid near, to render seh e-i
xiocall fund inlstrnmentwl soikv *ntl heip
to make 'the bazaar wlvat its promcteii's
i n't ended it to he. a great success. In
addition to these a'ttnactlo'iis there wiii
!,e us! 'h'a.nid eadh oif the nights o.ne or
snore tJf 't'he Itocutl lodges at Knights of
Rytihias, the Order of 1WJ 'Men. the Odd ,
l'Vi'.i?:\w!--. Masons and others in the
glittettoer regalia' to give colat to the
The h'azaar xvi'll be not unlike a great
h t-antant-nt store out for h. uidxy. JtiJ'g- j
ing Crom the ntumb'er and mwnvf
issoiomer.ts' of gifts sent with ? i;
rkuirt and hand frotn niurnerous w?
HYl'NOlIST IN TUB TOILS.
Hurls HrleliB lit Telephone roles in
the linen t Mr Huddies'.- n. ?'ti >se
gue was per u:<sivv enough lo get
i off Tue div before Kiii'.ce Brown,
s in the ra:is again yesterday and is
ly to remain there for several days
ess he an .1 ax the Justice' off aua-.n.
tet iHuddi-eston claims toliea leaehej
palmistry and an artist in mesmer
1 and was hypnotizing tei.piio ne pojvs
I iuch other 11 rxviv.-s things by the
cibie aiidl of brickbats und '"sich"
ly yesterday mcrniclg in Rlrckett.-,
Twen ;>?-tili: d srifiet. 'He had an in
? ssing audience, but frcin the ie.--.t
..f the bricks as they weud.-d
?ir Might through the air it xvas
yf. ss one and when Officer C.
IT' ..I hove >ni sight the audience w
US forty different ways for home
he ' f-flcer is hpynotist, but wh
1 1 i'..:i.o 1 ... 11 .m 'x sue cop, went
!-u:.etiy ,: the Cock-nip. The next time
u.'.tice Brown wa- er.ais 1 in judicial
a-vv '>v . r.--t...i to u. proor
- !..i,.-, mesmerists, and for once in bis
ife Hnddleston foiled to make a landi?
ng uh-re he .had Intended. It is be
e\ed re wili J>e grlven an-exam r.a--.-11
s to ni. mental calibre.
Horn* W eddlns Last N Ight.
A pieth'.y wed'ding took pla.ee last
xir":!u-iM:t m%s refM?-* Mr. and
r-h.-r V'",1 ?.m**r- 337 Twenty
''.'?n ?'h?t 'Hv-asion h.iivg the mar
? u thear daughter, M.i* M-amJe M
I.umlK^r. to Mr. J,-0,.n T. Heigg. THie
^?ivnioiiy was perAvrnned bv R--x- C C
?x. pas-tor of the Eaplist dhurch.'
, -"?' ?' were m my guest's prvssnt and
ae prssvnts were ninmci-ous. The groom
-' <? nnt-v-ted with she Newpirt iNews
-hipautlding and Dry ]X.ek 0>mpaniy.
IMIlss Cliaiat Miner, of BuiTailo, N T
b the guest of Mr. amd 'Mrs. Henry
Mi'.-r es LidlKe amd Lena HHirit have re
nond iTVm a VfiSilt 'r? ilixM* *" iaoh
'MCbs Waigner. of Louisa county, is the
rtrvst of M i.-is Ataiu Ciev, i.rnd c.-i
'Tii, Dt'mima;.ic exevneire , x im.ni-:,: -
dilee "et"t"iie'','?V 'n'Ciswjf' ^ uV
t-Vn important nueriiivg of the ladiics
if the Social \\\ <:. T. v. wfilfl he heid
his a.flternvi-.n ait Mrs. Coffey's on Thir
IMr. L. D. Ox-erton. a well known em
floyee "if the ?Uniitekl StUtds Shuppinig
Company, is ill at hlis room, 2?1 Twenty
Tiv.- ne'.v Eileetx^nall Beard C jiiprlsvi
h-. se oii'U.siiv'n: Mr. Will hum P,-nn.
ihxiiintivan: Dr. J. R. Rwghv. seesetarv
rnM Mi-. Irwin Tucker.
Mrs. 'W. 11. Cxwke. ai.vr.'.r,pf.inied by
ic-r L-y.:n Wiii'iU'm, left yeisplenday imonn
inigt'.Ki- S'liaainiloin.whither she 'was culided |
J.v the iiiiiu-ss of a friend.
A Mtairyiiatnd' ?ady, Bfns. A. W. Rv?l
"ran. of Chest?ittwn, who is now vii
tiinig her sons, Messrs. J. W. and T. H.
Roi.'iiscin. oif minis city, is the recipicmt
>f pi-easaint .ntiws, it being no lets than
hat slhAJte one t tf she heirs to the great
'Stiate loft in P. /is, Frttme, by the late
\iini<iiis Acne'ri.-am d-cntfeK, Pi". Evans.
Mis foTttme is estlitmated to be over
Ai'.'fred Irftvis. infant l-on of -Mir. and
VIrs. W. C. li..ald'U!-ont, di.al at 7 oYioek
last erx-cnimg of pneuw-vnta, alt their res
dent-e. coir.>.r oif T-hirt?es? street and
WUi-'.hi.:iR'.'. ni ax-enue. Tiiie ?intenmio.n.t
.x-iffl take pi'.ace at Oi-eoniawn ceimeteiro'
'his aif'tc-rn'.;on at 4 o'clock. The 'Puner.nl
o I'viioe ivlii'l S>e helid' ttlt the grave -with
<i?\; P. P. L&i?*Mm'b. jxi'.-t'or of the
Wai-hingioln Avenue 'Methxli'st church,
WAPIH-TNOT'QiN. April ?.-Troreca>t for
Phursday: For Virginia, fair weather;
ILOXTV?X. April 6.?Arrived: OarK
Jlty and St. Romans, Newport Xew:
(Ml palirs Man's Pine 'Ptvlent Leather
rhio??. ail sizes; were $5.00. now $2.98.
Gf'r.nu'TOe- ClhiiiUT d::.n.:i..?i" s>.-'.ls at $16.S0
und up. Thive $10.00 Fretit-h Chinci din?
ner sets at $35.00 this week 50 piece t?i
cts. 'go'ld hmnd' tnr fanUy decorai?ior.s
it $7.50. Adams' Racket Store.
Twfmty dollars for one. CaM
?"erkins, Duncan & Co. Now is the ]
ime to invest. apr-5-2w
Twenty dolTalrs for one. Call 0?
>erki.n?, Dunoam & Co. Now Is the
ime to invest. apr-5-2w
?Don't spend a cent on your spring
ilothin-g until you haiva seen ours. They
it?no matter how you stand or sit.
.Vo*d<ward & Womble. Aip-2-tf
A Happy "Woman
Is the housekeeper who buys her coal
vnd wood from the Warwick Coal and
Wood Co., Twerity-elghth street. Jal4-tf
Upon Advices from Consul
General Lee. .
SPAIN MAY YET YIELD
ThiK, t.n>, ix ? IC.-nson Why the Ilocu
Diviil Whs i helved r.>r the Day.
UrnwiU TfirciiiK the Hall
or tin. Capitol ami
Leave in DiHgurit.
\V.\,S!ir.\i;.TO.\, April 6.?Swift as a
eainin m'? li'at-Ci dhainged 'the Cuban sit?
uation today. The galleries of Congress
were viyvtVk'.l. SenUtors and J-tepresen- |
li-ati'veis were anximts and' agi?iteid, even
Wie <y.::i-!...':ii.;-:;v ccmpu was in a ferment,
a waiii.'ing a nvessttfce from the President I
C the Un.l't-ed States to the. Ourngres? I
eti the American people that nvig>ht
?mean a wuir when, with extoSietnien-t at
the very highest. Hike an eile?triiu flush
the word was paisis?tl thiaic 'there woattl
be no m-ctssuge today. His suddietoness I
stunned the puWie ulhhjh. heard the
news in UfetorttU foinms ain? aim'azed
vi-.,.i.::a menubens of Congress. Ulu
Riait'cily liit became known that not only
'would ihere be no message today but
no meastiise tlhiiis week, ar.d that it w
at least: .1 p;,wii.blOXy the message writ?
ten and approved -miisht nieyer go to
Oonsrress at aiiil. The flnst reason for the
delay was that the 'adnti-iiis.taiatjon re?
ceived advi,itroWl General Lee at
Huivatvi midlc-aitr-jg that at'A Amc-ilcuns ??
could nut be gotten oft the isianj today
oin'd would be in gvuive ipei'it if the '
message preceded their depasture. The
ir.vl reason, and perhaps equally po?
tent with the other, slowly daiafcted into i
public eoQiipretaenetHin late tin the day,
Uhielly through the medium of puh
lu?hc-d Associated Press d^patfches firoirn
Ma-.itaJ.l-, tor extreme rectieenicie was
?miauhtatad on the subject b:^ the <e\v
?in 'Washington, who knew i"he facts?'?. J
'amid even cabinet officers were unad?
vised on -the subject. The Important
netws wan thai: the 'SpiatiSsih. govenn
nrenit, af-.Vr .What plainly had been
nwewfc excising tiimes in Inner Spanish
?e?xx&ea at Madrid, had dwiided to re
ipem the case closed, so far as the goy
'emtmen-t was cv?aeenved, by the refusal
of Spain to make satit-rfavcoTy respoinise
t-? the reipreseni:'aitlio>nis made by the
United' States ]u*t week and In order
tu avert impending war, lia? decided
to mike conicwa-i'i.onii heretofore refused.
The detaiiiis rem'ain to be worked out.
ibuit at is expected that between now
amid Mtenday a clearer light 'will be I
'-iiwira on the future 'by action at
iMoidild, ... which one important feature
ali least ii= file declaration of an ar- I
miis??ce 'oy the Queer. Regent. This
ainmiistlice, it 'is expected, wiilll lead to
_'i; iiir.iaiie ind< ipen'dence of Cuba from |
Spainlsti runs but by what intemTt-d-iane
st-ops pcihuips eve'n the governing po.w
vU> n 't at this time know. 'Much,
it Its ii'ti'i "j k ..-, ?1, w '.v! dtipenll uipom the
c ulun lK?-air?v.-nts and the prup'les of the I
:-.v.> counit-rOt-s of the I'n.iteJ States and |
Spain. The power? of'liuao'pe, material
..iv.l nnanall. it is knoiwn brouarht to bear
all 'their inilueni.-e on the government
. :" Spwiisi' air.1.1 are sui'i'l actively at work
set'klnig by the wlsv-st und meet polific
rouit-e n^v-es.-na-y in vtew of nhe oirouni
sitandes and sent!merits of the two
iiv.it ntrUmus '.tiwitveid to bri-n? peace
ut of the s'ai.herinis 'war clouds. AM
'he ca'i'.l.t?iii..' >of Europa honre been im
?;ivnviMi'ii:'ati^ n to this end, a fact ev
dentieil ivy the as'.-tnvb'.'i.ag-e at the Bi-it
? i,h <-n.ibi.it-wy in this- city yesteiday of
i.iie ?ivprt-.s.'nialiivvs of the great six
p.o\vons .jtr Emrope Who then and there
iwere imiaide unutu tC-ly a<cquiaiiin.ied with
wihiaii hlad -been dune abroad anid with
-.he dat'ire of those wiho aictiredited
i h'eiai to Wuitiias.'-o thiat they anould
wwk in a'ciciord- here, thiis concert, how?
ever, in the Ur.lited State--, not to
ibeiyonkl u m.'.d tender of guxW otflces to I
siecurepe0.ee and delay a definite declar?
ation! of .war 'if 'hostlli'tC'es finally bu
'jmme Jme\?tst*j. .
'liiit- i?r.iia?.?V'-.vl <??? i:.?i'.':'i -n of at fairs was
reile'cit?d thr-..ti^h,ut 'a'i-I pul>ii<; quarters
.'ate in the day. it was mamifeHted at
he WhO.'e House, anwns cabinet 001
,??? and at thia e'mibasssSetei an<i loga
.-. >n?. iinL-iutl-jrig- '.he Spanish legation.
At the I'.ii.'ttr es.-.liiij'i'isJh-men.t St-mor Polo
i-uvi'd thlilt white hi.; 'coti-Xl not dt-s-doue
nay of the info'rmaition reuciiing him
in am official! character, yet he feit that
the stTiiln -of a few hours ago was ma
'.vriaKy relieived and that the iprospectu
I'.tr pCuce looked 'much better. 'He tti
mo way confirmed, nor would he even
liiiiMisw, views etrt-tlitUiincd in Other
-.r.'Sh offic-iiol quanters that Sintin woj"
-".-..wi-.v but surely ?>i.t*King. and onfined
i.iis it-t..-i'.iiii...-s :o 'Ih-e st-n.-ral s-tatemenn
,'hat 'oinidiitkins were i'miproving.
LVeteO'mpan.yiins llfoe .ii vina! develop
menitis of the d.'ay caimc n Hood of re
now and ruimcr of 'a sensational char
aoter, 'lllttile of it, fcmvtwr, haviimg am>
iintiheniti-e basis. The run ions of dis
jurbiaint'e at Havana were not born*
.-in by any ?fftei?4 advices her--.
The tini-ertaiinity f,Ji'i..-wini a srivat dils
nii|f. vivtiment -wasi the t-.i-a iv; :??n extet
.u ,ti-?. eapitol an the claws of the
iay whien the expected did not happen.
^."ui-i'i't w'a.-' vvrtiit-ti? n'. x-i. Wit- the
,., |.y?,.'?,t v. as a war. ted there tum? a hur
l-ried "timiai. r.s. o-f k.i.i'd;:-:s "t the Sentite
sind lioti.--.- 't.? tin- While House, and
hey were there in'ronmed that the mea
ssuge was to be withheld upon this
rorimat-ton received from Consul Genera!
Lee The re-.suns he save were deemed
?nti'iviy sa-tiii-'ifalc'tory to 'a'i'i. and SenatoT
it vis infoirmieid the S;nate while tibe
Houisie lea-ic-rs carried the neiws to that
body The daimter to .-Vmerk-an K-fe was
? eiisi-derc?! siillh-ieiit r.tiwon for -n-om-ac
i.nn app.'ir.'d in -the D-osl.pon-eimenit of
'.ill proposed meetings to coinisiider tihe
.-?it u a it on.
At the 'wta.r 'and nwvy dei;yartim?nits,
w'u-re in ointrutst to the feverish ex
(-it?menit of the past week, the feeling
was ?ImoFt apathetic. 'Whiile there-was
the usual amount of routine aittendont
-upon the recent work of 'preparation
thfilrugs today b-ettleO down allmost to the
nommlall. No niore ?contracts for new
vessels were closed 'by t'he Navy Dt>
partiment and no chuwgres in the stations 1
ot stiMips 'announced. ToUiay was aili-o
?nouteeaibie for the aibsenee oif tine con
ierenees oif high official's, and the great
tuae of visitors. Congressmen, public
men, and conuttadtors allmotst entirety
lAOCEPT IT IX GOO DFAITH.
Leading RepuMioans and Deimocnatis
iBedieve the 'President.
.AVASIHIXGrTON, April 6.?NoUwith
standvn'g -i'he iiiipafieiK-e and disappoint?
ment ?cuiuKed among the Uepuiblixwni !
imauhers oif tlhe House by the .with
Itoldlinig of the President's message to- !
dtay. the finnk stiatement of the Prewi- '
dent to the ileaders and toseverai prom
i;i:vnt :De?m'.-*rats that Mieh a course was
deemed aibswl'utely necessary iby Consul
Genieiiail Lee to insure the istafe departure
of tlh Americans sti'W in Cuba, has
?oau'Sfd them to atefcept the situation in
gowd ifaiitlh. tSbme of the most rodtjaa..
after hicariuig the statements of those I
w-bo sow the President, appealed sat
tied. Tituse with whom the President j
tanked came away'w>ith a very strong
impressien that the message would
mean wair 'unless Spain backed down
?sqwarcAy. One of them who had b<
very active In ainitaigunizing delay sa.ys |
the message will be perfectily satis?
factory to hiim and 'wi'li fully meet the I
expectiaitioms of the ?country. 'Pending |
the tiursnioitai of The message, in vi.
vif the sliruat'ivn presented by the Pre
i'd< nt. a'i'l plans looking to a'etion in the
'House -wiill he ahain'done'd. 'Hut those
who taut' been ta:ktin>g part in the rtidl
<-.i imcvament and who always admit
the p'-'ssibili'tiy thut 'the time may c-j
when they wl'lH have to part company j
iw'i'lih the 'Freuiiden't, are. uecordlimis
t'he leadens of the movement, more de
te-.vmlini.-d than ever tt) uflitinnately <
tain what they desire. They, however. |
are ait present s'at-ilslfled with the assur?
ance's they have received as to the I
dha-raicter of the messa-ge. But this has
not prevented them from organizing j
for ix.' ?Ks contingencies. The confer
en.ee wibi'dh was to have been held to- [
noghlt after the messaige -w is in was
?t'iia'n'd'e.ne'il. hut fifty of those who
original!ly iniaiugurated t'he movement
met immediately after the House ad
to'urned. to dCseaiss the situation AM i
?who! were nmt heairtiiy in syropathiy
with them were ?rovited to leave. Those
at the meeting u'nr.n'irmoui Hy agreed
'?? wa i upon the message but the
nil 'vi mii nt for a caucus st'airted by I
President's supporters, w'hioh was aiso j
aibiamid'Oned dtiri'a'g t'he afternoon, e
?posed to them a dan'ger upon mhi.
they -Wave not reckoned?'naimc-ily, th
a caucus of republicans hlght be oalil
10 ibin'd them by the party action arid
plate them in the poi-itlion of holters
if the oceasiiwin airose for them to adopt
am independent plan of action. A com- j
miit'tee oif eight was therefore appointed
?Jo count noses, to wa'tch the situation I
and to devise ways and moans to meet |
any fa'ctios of the opposition.
The eoimiml'ttee is as 'foOIowl-.; (Messrs
r-Toipkitis of KC-i nols; Hi rimer, of I.MI- |
n.iis; Taiwntyfi, of Minnesota: Cooper,
f Wils xiint-?tl: Hepburn, of Iowa, j
EroniweSti. of Ohio: Joy, of Missouri; :
Knox, cf Massniehiutsettl?.
Several rathler vigorous speeches in |
denhn'oiatiom' of lainy poUScy -of delay
were made in the course of the meet
ihg. In order to emphasize this position
a proposition- was made to unite with
tlhe Democrats and hinck all legislation,
only adjourniinig from day to day until.1
the message iras 'approved and the
House had acted on the Cutoatt ciuestfon.
Bu t Mr. Hulil. of Iowa. 'Who is pushing |
the army leorganiziatton 'ball, made
- tuii an ardent plea to aWow that bin I
to 'come to a wee thatth? iproposiitioin |
was tenvporartly abandoned.
It RCeoigniza- the' Indeix-ndence of |
fBv TelegraDh ?
WASHINGTOX. Apri 1 6.?Represen
tiati.vne Pearson, of Norlh Caroljina, n
Republican memher of the House t'or
eign affati'rs cMimmlittee, fodlay introduc?
ed the foitloiwing Joint resolution:
"ANThereas. the governtnenit of Spain
for three yearns past has been wiag-ing
war in the island of Ou'ba agoBnst the
revcl'Uttvmary governlment esitaiW?heil j
in that isili.itid, wit'h'.iut mak?ns any
s/Ulistantiai progress to'ivtiids the sup?
press ton of said1 revotHiit-ton, and
'?Whereas, this wa,r 'by realtcm of the
utius'uail and unciviiiiized' methods restor- |
A\ no, has eaiused umpresedented loss
of lite and destructiion oif pmorpenty, not [
ai'v .to t'he opposing for.-.-s .but to in
nwenit im coimibaltaWlUi, hy rcaiso.n of
the process knieawn as reconicenttuition,
ainnl has caius'ed sefious injury to ?he I
commercial! interests of the United |
States, i'niv?vivinig the destruetiioni of
the lives smdl property of many of our
itizers. distributing .the business of our
entire ooluntry,' erildiangering puhWc
heialltih and coimfort 'by -reason of the
pioxiimi'ty of pes'ti?en'tia'l diseases, cuus
ir.ig- our ig'ove.i-ni.'iient to expend miMions I
:V -money in: pat rowing our coasts and [
in po'licing tlhe high seas, in order
maiinli iliin the cibliga'taons of neu.tirallii ty I
and' finiailily, tivh'en our forbearance had
ai'.reaidy been< taxed to its limit, one of
our 'b.itt'.ui-'hips anchored in the harbor
oif Havana, and on a friendiy visit, is
destroyed by an act of unspeo.kahle
'?Whereas, there is no definite pros
pectt -and no present energetic effort on j
the part cif the gwernment of Spain- to
suppress the revo'i'litlon and restore
peace to the isOahd and
"Whereai-, the further prosecution of
hitmU?t'les w'Oill resiutt ih further in
ju.ny to the cteunmerciiail and business
interests of the United States, without
Ivenefi't to the governlment of Spain,
?iResoiA-ed. that we recognize the
irdepend'anices cf the republic of C'uiba
und wiii cucicord to its goveirnment aili
.he rights and prtVMegeis of a sovereign
store under the 'law- of nations.
?iR-esmiiived, 'further, that the impeira
?fve 'ir.terests of the United States as
we'll as the highest ?oon'slidera'tio.n of
l-iu-manity. cohl-traiin our government to
?.Intervent "for the purpose of enduing Wit
"niu-st. amid the PresHdu-irt of the hni
rod States is hereby clothed w:uh fuii
-,o.wer to use ail t'he hand and na.vail |
forces in order to accomiplish this end.
SEN OR RUBENS' STATEMENT.
NEW YORK. April' 6.?The Cuban
',,'ma through its counsel. Senor Uu
i, ,Vs made am imp. :taut statement to?
la v ' It declared in the most uroequav
'.,1 Knguagfi that the Cuban, provis
na.l governm nt ar.d the Cmhan army
v. ul'l"''eject aiiso'lu'tely i'r.ltervention by
['he Unlitetl States governiment uni-:ss
t ?i'".iuld be preceded l>y a recognition
if "the indidpendence of the C-uiian re
-tiirii-- -'tivat if the United States pc:1
d-'te'd in .iir.'tervenin-K ' ii'thout recogni-/.
ng .(Moan independ'ence, the Cuban
?joverniment and military forces would
??efu e t? ei i-opeia-te. and that if United
States troops should be senn to Ccha
?pon the basis of intervention wi'thctjt
recognition, the Cut?n army would in
he last resort turn its aims against the
This ivenimg Mr. Horatio S. Rubens,
?ouns'el t<> the junta supplemented Ms
utterances of this afternoon with this
wri tten Ttateimnt over his name:
"The statement appearing over my
.rairne in the evening .papers was based
on the indications appearing, that the
>bjeet of the United' States in. refusing
o> iievognize the independence of Ou-bu.
was u? anctv.ex the island to the United
tauts. It was in view of frei* fact that
I expressed live dotetuiiination of the
Cuban army to awfcl. We would, of
-ours-e. welootme th< American army to
aid us in adhl-evlng our independence."
SENATORS' IN A BAU HUMOR.
Various Opinions Expressed Over the
WASHINGTON, April 6.?The delay
in the Cuban question involved in t?te
announcement made today- tthati the
Prescidieinlt's .message Would probably
not !>e sent before next Monday was
received in the .Senate with varying de?
grees of. ttavor or disfavor, depending
largely upon the predictions and per
<*jtr.nl and) political assooiatSons of the
nie'tilbe'i?. Senators united in the ne?
cessity for protecting the safety off Gen?
eral Lei and other American citizens
m Cuba. Many, however, were inclfjned
1.1 criticise because- our Citizens had not
been removed heretofo'i*. while others
declared .protection for tbem should
have been seilt to Havana, "it is a
h'u-milTiafirJg spectacle," suid. S'-nutfc'r
Quay, of I'einin.-'ylvania, "that with i.ur
lleet within !H> miles of Havana, we are
not able t'o protect our p-eoplfec i-n tthat
"That 'lequest," said Senator PrOctor,
of Veitmonit. "nueteiy illu.-l rates the
chuiuet'er of the people we are dealing
with in this matter."
The intens? Cuban sympathizers on
lx>t.h sides of the Setr.uie enauiber wer*
free in the exp.e.-sion of ctpiniiun liiat
there was some motive for the delay
that did not a.ppear on the surfae-ec.
They did not question the good faith
of the representation as to the danger
of A.merieons in- Cuba, but they agreed
that there must have Ijeon other causes
for the udm.in.isttation's course. When
the 'Madrid bulletin, stating the proba
billty t it" an armistice in Cuba, was
made known they found in it a verifi?
cation of their sarnvises.
At one tiime during the afternoon the
.li'd'ication ires strong that diissn-tis.fa^
tion would riir.d v'oi e in the open svs
?ion of the .Senate, but those who feit
disposed to diseu.-ss (.he question were
resuaimed largely from a feeling ? S
?'<?:;.? u-y because not fully certain of
their g.n mid.
The c.tns. rv.itiv-e element did not field
:eo'U'.uge.!r.ien-t in this situation,. They
ere not -i''. pleased over the prospect of
ay. -ait th. y , xpres-vd regret at the
cca-sion :'?>: it. "The publication of tfee
act of '? rgcr t,i the Americans im
tvbn." one of them, "will set the
? unti-y aflam'e and th war spi'itit will
'?' mere r.tr.pint t.'.-'incirro w. than ever."
? li'-i-ether the day's proceedings had
' ' ' '-e*ving the Senate in an
; ?'?' condition, but it also relieved
?' :"" t" >x perceptible <Jf;sr:ee.
SITUATION IN MADRID.
Ma>' Accede to President Mc?
Kinley V 'Donn.ir.k1is.
r?y Tei-e-srranti )
M.VPcRTD, April fi.?t2:ir, P. M.?A
n-in!'S|ieriiail t-rtVfs is imm'in-.-n't. It is
- fer-rrccii that Ponor Sytve? i. the iead
?'? '' '*' 'lswdent co'n.-:e-t-\-arives ?und
?? r+>m le-rvati-Vcs, will ,it? necessary,
??--em office -on a program of tan 4cm
?d"i:e anmif?!Ivo with fu'M authority
o the aiutonocmiiist government to ne
-otdate and oonio'.'ude an i mimediiate and
efft-otuil peace lit Cuba.
MADRID. April 6.-9 P. ,M.?-Mrs.
Wloodiford. wife of the United States
minister, alccvi'mipanJed bv her niiece and
Lieutenant C. L. Dyer, the United
Stiatiets ntavaH attache, lent 'by the S
o'eSadc train for "Biarritz.
Ocm'sci'deratble swrpriee is expressed act
?heir departure, "in view of the Set?
tlement," 'but lM'.il-B 'WoodifO'rd remains,
and clt is explained thit the otihers will
MAiDRI'D, April 6.-11:10 P. M.?It is
aali'd 'here that a sat'islfatotoiry sett'le
menit 'has- been arrived at 'between Uhe
United States' and Spain.
DOfNC, NOT ADVISED.
?WASHPNCTCilN. Aprill 6.?Seoreary
Long, when shoiwn the 'Madrid bulletin
anlnou-n'cJi.nig a: ?eftfleme'nt, said:
"I know nnih-img of it." He Tcfused
,vt saiy an.ythiing more.
MADRID. A.pril 6.?Via Rayonne.
?France, Apniil 6.?The deveilopmemits in
the situattioen pod?y .ire confiu'ed to the
?imp?iiiant .part the Queen Itegent is
talcing in- 'the ch'il'is. She "has pracuiKtulil-y
aaken 'matters out of the hands ocf the
ministers and is dc-ailing dilirect .wii'th
the Unl'teU SttaUes minister, Generali
UVodford, tchnMugh the Gcerman and
A'U'=itr,ian atmlbassacdors, und is working
ecaii'iies'tly fk>r ipeiak.''e.
It it- k-neilwin .beyond douht that Spain
'iis nc-lw invpaTed to give aM America
haf 'aieii - I. at-.h-vugih the Portm -of this
?on' ??.?;?,.n tmtiult be gilded to suit Spain
paOaiteis and jutst ttuke -into consideration
ihe p-.tiiit'lca 1 U'ifli'eulit'ies which cxinfront
MADRID, April 6.?The hope of
reaching a jieaosful eettlement
with the United States- is gt.ow
'iing sctronge-r. lit 'is ivpo-rti-d that the
?basils of an armistice .in Cuba has been
?arratnged. If this be true a .royal de?
cree wiim aivpear in the Gazette toiiruor
:-ow or Friday ?anno'unc'i'ng the conc-lus
rxm of an armistiice.
The Vizcaya and' the Almiiramite
Oq-uc-ndO will await ordecjis at Puento
LiGNDON. April 7.?The Rome cor?
respond emt of the Daily Maul, sa>as:
"The Pope's meditation will iprobaibly
n'Ot gto further, es President McKlnfey
h is dcf-f*ared that an airmiitsitiice .wi'bh the
!>.iibans wouid not go to tile noot of the'
MADRID. April 6.-12:20 P. IM.?lit is
conlfldwinttly asusei'teki at this hour that a
ipuwiacmaitiikirii of the Queen Regent an
nou-ncci-ng 'an imnTedia'te atrmiisctice in
I.1!:! a. will 1>e issued tonwrrow. It is
a'ddtsd thiait some of the cabinet mimis
?'.ers- may restign. but if necessary, the
mimiis'try will he changed.
Tiie Aus tn'.iam ncmlbaissado-r. Ccmunt
?Ditbs'ky, had ?n intervieiw wiithc the
United States montiteter, Gc-nceiral Stew
ain: L. W^nnd'ford. twdiay. They .both
seemed much pleaded at the situation.
DDNDON. April 6.?The Madrid cor
?res-Tindent to the Twin's says:
"There 'is no definite news. hut. the
oit-uaition bec-omes 'm<vre s.taible in its
gnatvitly. The tied-egrama from Rome
'nd'icate- that the Pope's mediation is,
or perhaps by thciis time, was indeflniite
and undeveloped and 'that -the assenct
? if all parties co.noei-n?Kl is as yet root
i -cii-ded. It is said furtht^rmore that
Hi's Holiness will ask the Queen Resent
to grant an aTm'll-ttice in Cuiba. Her
iMiaijetaty may d<> so, but. as no armis
't'i-ce is repturted to have been asked for
from the rebel ca!m.p, the granting of
it will not be easy.
"A miinfstepi il crisis is talked of. iNo
t-ri^is of 'thii- nature Iis n mmedcate pros
pei?t, 'but the shades of ministerial
opinion are known to ctomtrast with
1.0N4>ON. A.pril 6.?On the highest
aiiithUrity ?he Assmciatcd Freses can an
nMiiinfV "that the Bcni'tltsih gvuvernmont
has aisi?turetd the -U-r.Oted- Stattes of its
fuSMes? anil mwst coTdCiail sycrmpathy in
tits Culban. pil?iey. The nlswuramce was
gcicc-wn, 'With .the "mkist oompl-etc knowl?
edge of the la-test dfvelK.ipmen'ts in the
nog.>ti.tit.itons betiween the Un'iilt'ed States
otnui Spain, 'and- on the undcnsitanding
that even thk-se are tending steadily
toward armed infervention ta. Cuba,
i The .liitltish goveimtment is even, more
(Continued on fourth page.)
He Remains at His Post and
UNTIL THE CLOUDS FALL
ml General Sayn He Will Stay Unless
He 1? Uncalled. Tslls Ills Sou to
Hold th? Fort Until
A bulletin received from Key West
.ast evening stating that Consul Gem
oral Fitzbugh Lee, together with bis
stuff, lother oomt.ilar officers and mamiy
Americans hud left Havana for the
United States, created nnu>.h exoitemient
in this city.
The coukul general has not left Ha?
vana, and tu? use his owrai language he
ivvoilU root, leave "until Uhe clouds fall, or
until 1 aun recalled by the United States
HAVANA, April 6.?The Muscott sail?
ed lUhils afternoon with a full eo.mpl.i
ment of ipa.ssenge.rs, among them many
1 uring the last twenty-four hours
there have been issued 3WJ passports to
Pelhams proceeding or about to proceed
to the United States.
The.attitude of the public As one of
quiet expectancy. The order mai-ntaiiro
j td ,n Hie city is admirable.
I Consul Geruerul Lee assures the cor
respondient of the Associated! Press
that he has received no iru_truction8 to
ivave Havana. It is rtiported, however,
that some of the consular records were
Sitnit ncrth by the ftlas-.otte today. She
is expected' back from Key West on
Friday. With the Bache, Mangrove
and Fern there would be ample accom?
modation then to take away all who are
ntitiled to go-.
Tine u. Law ton Childs Conrvpar.y had
ntended to c'.oee their bu .-u?s h-re
...day. but have r<=cor.s.de.<:d .ai. di_
eision. Tiiat bank and the ri.da.gu
company's bank were crowded during
aar king hi tars today.
Tonwrtcw, hi.ly Thursday, and the
next day, Good Friday, wil'i both be re
.igiouily observed in ail qua: tens No
i'us.-nes' of air.iy kind wiii be tran.-ac e.i
.i:d even carriages, cabs ur.d stiee: c
. ; <? forb.dderi on the streets. It is
i telib.e .eiegiiiiph'.c ront-tr.ur.-.cat.cn v\ ?
. cut i.ii ?-n at-coutu of Hoiy ..-jur day.
...---1'. April 6.-3:40 P. M.?
Mas i tie arrived with ninety-six
passkirigers cn boai:dv She is oca ling at
the Kovernment dock and will return
to Hav.,na as soon as she 1? through.
Con- ul General Lee d-.d not come. There
s great excitement here. Every s'ta:.
' " ??n t-be M'-scvtte was engaged
he City of Key Wee: wihi v? a be
? d i e.-rrow. I; is rap.rfed that
cie . rrraa. exci.e.u-ii.-.': :n Havana.
:? ui ? enerii Lee .s stand ng firm and
-???-?ns his dut'y,
- i \. !;'LA... April 6.?The team
-hip Olivette sailed t..night for Havana
to bring over Aim^Ticans desirous of
?omlng. The ship has been undergoing
epairs and it was with the greatest
j ui-.gemc-y that she was made ready foi
RICHMOND. V.V., April 6.?Fitzhugh
?ee, dr., who contemplated ieav.ng
Richmond today to Join his father in
Havana, teceiv.d ab ut noon a cuble
Tarr from his father," ad via tag him to
h. 'd h - f.-1 it until further orders."
He there upon gave up the trip A
.-.ose personal ftiend of General Lee's
here received a letter from him today In
which the consul general stated' thiat lie
would remain: at Havana "until the
vecadis feil, cki .until I am recalled by the
Lamed' State: government." iFor the
ptesent .he says, he is going righ t along,
keeping ,i'n the middle of the road."
Mrs. Lee re.eived a cablegram from
'er husband today, couched in rea-stur
EXCITBMIEINT "iN HAVATNA
'Amec'ican.s Pack Their Trunks end
-Are Ready to -Flee
'HLAtANA (VIA KEY WEST, FLA)
-Vfn , A'fi.OT ma,ny foollifc-h
?nfildence that nothing Would 'happen
x niumiber of people here. Americansind
'there, have been plunged into equally
coiMsh fears, turmoil and all sorts of
maw rumors in advance of the mes?
sage of the President to Congress, -Peo?
ple who ehouW know -better Insist -chat
.rar has been declared; others are
equally sure that the Pope has secured
peace 'wi-th toomor. Bankers with dose
American connections are -pecking their
paper?, arranging for .guards for their
i-.i-el vau-lts, and sending their flamm
o:'ei5 away. Cuban women, with hus
i. intds. fait'herte or brothers in the in
iurgent ranks, are 'in a state of terror
?and- are meoWy much to be pitied; since
?f anyone is marked it is they, since
-ii!! history on parallel lines shiows no
very great consideration from Spanish
rioters for the genera!! result.
The siimon pure Americans who re?
main keep as ecol as may ibe with the
emperature at 8"> degrees in the morn
jlng hours. The faict is. so far as the
ifnciafls and newspaper men are con?
cerned-, they have heaid so many weird
talies, 'whiles!) they have traced to their
?outoeIs amid found mere buncombe or
bathos, that they are not prepared to
believe any' evidence but that of their
'When Consul General Lee says, with
hat delightful chuckle of 'his, "Weli,
?? title men. guess we would -better be
?cling our traps together." ail wdSl
and to attention, formally salute,
-oy "Very good sfir," and pock up.
It is a fact ?worthy of record and
'to t-he credit of uhe government here,
? halt, despite it iwas well known, that
1 fodiaty 'wa's crucial, wlith war probable
and -Spanish defeat certain, Havana up
to 11 o'clock this morning was quiet,
?rdeirly and self contained.
No douht many will leave as Uhe re?
sult of a needless scare, since proibaibly
! hey would be as s.ifo here a anywhere
i possible bombardment being left out
f aocV4inlt. Some of the Spaniards
=-fii!l talk wiidily ahc<ut the United States
'leet being blown- out of the water by
?he fir,- frwm Havana 'batteries on the
water front, but aus the careful practice
??wo days agio shewed the inalb?Kty of
he gunnel's tio couie within a hundred
vaitjs of a target on smooth water, at
i range of tiwo -miles o-r thereabouts,
naiviail men need not be arpprehensive
f the effect of the Havana guns.
The sttory sent nor>fh that forty mines
'hud been recently sunk in the Havana,
?harbor -is not verified. It is improable.
I l.ikeily oniough, h->wever, a sslngile l-lne
n'd perhaps a double line of torpedoes
'?as been laid in the narrowest part of
? he channel near the entrance.
N.. news haw been received from the
Moron-Jucaro t-rocha as yet,n?r Is there
likely to be for sewne days, since the
-ountny "Is In a state of as high ex
(litemient as the city and' indeed, owine
.o the di'snonce from the news centres,
in e^-en greater excitememt.
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