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THE EVENING BULLETIN.
MAYSVILLE, KY., MONDAY, APRIL 11, 1898.
THE NOTE FROM SPAIN
Necessitated an Addition to
THE MESSAGE GOES TO-DAY
AN OFFICIAL NOTICE.
The Government Informed of
CABINET MEETINGS HELD,
This Was an Vnmual Occurrence on Sun
day, but the Condition of Affairs
,. Rendered Them Absolute-
", ly Necenury.
Washington, April 11. The night
lablnet meeting adjourned at 10:45
o'clock. The president read to the
members the addition to the message
necessitated by the last note from
Spain. It want congress at noon.
Easter Sunday brought little rest to
those who were dealing with the Span
ish situation. With the president's
message ready to go to congress,
Spain's grant of an armistice brought
about a new condition which com
pelled the president and his advisers
to meet and consider how far the sit
uation was affected by Spain's conces
sion. As a result, the unusual, if not un
precedented condition arose for two
cabinet meetings on Sunday, one about
noontime lasting about an hour and a
half, and another about 8 o'clock at
While the streets were thronged
with people going to their Easter ser
vices early In the day, the carriages of
cabinet officers were centering at the
White House to take up the latest
phase of the Spanish situation.
The cabinet meetings led to no
change in the determination that the
president's message would go to con
gress. It seemed evident, however,
from the new conditions presented by
the grant of an armistice, that the
message should deal with the3e condi
tions in order that congress might be
fully advised on the latest phase of the
LOYALTY TO TUUONI2
Is Not Especially Strong Among the
Spaniards In Cuba.
Havana, April 11. Time uas been af
forded for some test of Spanish feeling
In Cuba regarding the queen regent's
proposed intention of recognizing Cu
While the community does not give
full credit to these reports, it thinks
tn'ere is something in them. The ques
tion whether this could bo done with
out upsetting the monarchy can not be
If a revolution is attempted in Spain
the probability is of a sympathetic
movement among certain classes In
Cuba. But they are not powerful
enough to cause a general overturning,
especially with the United States ready
to help in maintaining order.
The sentiment of personal loyalty
toward the throne Is not a strong one
among the Spaniards in Cuba. The
queen regent meets with as much crit
icism at the palace as do less august
General Blanco and his immediate
subordinates would exert themselves
strenuously to lnforce any policy dic
tated by the monarchy. They wou'd
meet with luke warm support or with
open opposition by army officers, who
have been Insubordinate from the time
when Weyler's, policy was abandoned.
Left to themselves and with the cer-
nlM.f n9 nnAnilnnnnnlnnt In Cnqtn mnnV
of these officers would be willing to
engage in open revou. anu tuey wuuiu
seek aid of volunteers.
They would be more likely to find
It there than lu the regular troops.
The latter have suffered enough from
the present government, which owes
them eight months' pay.
They wou'd hardly have a chance of
getting any pay from a government
which would have to be established.
At periods anxiety has been felt In
Madrid over the reported Intrigues of
CariistB with the ainy In Cuba.
There are some Carlist generals, but
If a revolution of any kind Is sought,
It will be by Weyler's partisans, and
will not likely be with the object of
setting up a Carlist dynasty.
t nuln Is Hedging.
Madrid, April 11. A political society
here with French connections has
drafted an nddress to the government
declaring that the United States desires
to Impair "Spain's Indisputable sover
eignty over Cuba and Porto Rico," as
serting that those Islands are the keys
of the gulf of Mexico, and claiming
that It must be Spain's mission to re
tain them as a guarantee for the main
tenance of the commercial Interests of
Europe, pointing out that "To ask
Spain to haul down her flag In Cuba
is tantamount to asidng Europe to
withdraw from that part of the world."
Michigan In the War.
Lansing, Mich., April 11. Governor
PIngree sent a message to the legisla
ture recommending authorization of a
war loan of ?500,0Q0; also aavlslng re-
And it Stands Just As it Was Written, Unchanged
By the Armistic Proposed.
WASHINGTON, April 10th. At the close of the second Cabinet meeting to-night it was an
nounced that the President's message undoubtedly would go to Congress at noon Monday. On the
best authority obtainable it was stated that the meeting was devoted wholly to the consideration of
the addition to the message necessitated by the receipt of the latest note from Spain advising this
Government of the declaration of an unconditional armistice. The message stands unchanged. Af
ter the meeting, one member of the Cabinet said that THE SPANISH NOTE HAD NOT ALTERED
EITHER THE MESSAGE OR THE SITUATION.
STARS ANO STRIPES WILL FLY ON MORRO CASTLE.
The exit of General Lee from Havana was marked by dramatic incidents. In leaving the pal
ace he walked alone down the corridors and through the courtyard to his carriage, no escort being
offered to him. The officers muttered curses and insults to Americans as Lee passed them, but he
looked neither to the right nor to the left, and was driven down to a landing wharf to go aboard the
Fern. This treatment by Blanco caused General Lee to write a note in very strong language, which,
however, he tore up after reflection. But as the Fern was sailing out of the harbor he said to the
Tell Blanco that this is the last ship of the American navy which will pass out of tin's
harhor with the Spanish flag flying over Morro Castle, and that our next war vessel in this
port will salute the Stars and Stripes over every fortress of Havana.
The water front was black with massed thousands, who shouted " Death to the American pigs."
Lee sent back this message to them :
You can whistle now, hut when we come hack you'll whistle a different tune.
crultlng the national guard and volun
teer militia companies to a strength
not exceeding 150 per company. A
scene of enthusiasm followed the read
ing In the house and the loan bill was
passed. A bill also passed increasing
an appropriation for the naval reserves
from 52,800 to ?11,000, and providing
for raising the same.
Sold to United States.
Rio Janeiro, April 9. The papers
announce that the government has sold
the cruiser NIctheroy to the United
States. It Is stated that the price was
May TTge Their Discretion.
Washington, April 11. Permission
has been given by the state department
to the United' States consuls In Spain
to leave that country, If they so desire,
pending the threatened severance Qf all
diplomatic relations between Spain and
this country. They have not been or
dered to leave, as such a step is not
resorted to excrpt In the case of a
rupture between the two nations, but
uey are permitted to exercise their
own discretion In the matter.
Supplied With Coal.
Washington, April 11. The navy de
partment has received Information
tuat the Spanish torpedo flotilla pur
chased GOO tons of coal at St. Vincent,
Cape Verde island, and Is now ready
for sea awaiting orders. Not only did
each of the six torpedo boats fill their
bunkers, but the accompanying trans
port ship laid in a full supply of fuel.
It is considered likely that the flotilla
was preparing fo resume ts voyage to
the West Indies.
Two Warships Sighted.
New York, April 11. The captain of
the steamship Aller, just arrived, says
that at 2. p. m., April 7, his vessel pass
ed within 10 miles of two war vessels,
both of which were painted white.
These vessels are evidently the New
Orleans (formerly the Amazonas) and
the San Francisco, which sailed from
Gravesend, England, two weeks ago.
Wur Fever In Chicago.
Chicago, April 11. Sixteen members
of the Chicago naval reserves,, led uy
General John McNulta, president of the
Naval Reserves association, visited wo
flnnr of the board of trade In full uni
form and' made such a good Impression
that a comnjlttee appointed to solicit
funds for their benefit was able to col
lect nearly $1,000 in a short time.
Went to Washington.
Key West, April 11. Consul General
Lee arrived hero on the Fern at 7:30
Sunday morning. General Leo came
ashore about 11 o'clock and received
an answer to a telegram he had sent
to Washington. The general sailed for
Tampa at noon. From that port ho
went direct to Washington.
Will lie Informed.
Washington, April 11. Hereafter the
United States will have no consular
officers in Spanish ports to communi
cate the movements of vessels, but a
comprehensive system will go. Into
operation for securing trustworthy Information.
Under Denmark! Fl-nr.
St Thomas Island, April 11. So ser
ious has the situation become In San
Juan de Porto Rico that the United
States consul there, P. C. Hanna, has
been ordered to this Island, where the
rule of Denmark will insure his safety.
I,! With America.
Madrid, April 11. Th Epoca (Con
servative) says that it now lies with
America to decide whether she will co
operate with Spain for peace. If a new
demand be made or President McKin
Icy's message bo not conciliatory It will
be clearly proven that America wishes
to provoke a quarrel. The paper con
tinues: "We do not consider the con
flict ended by this truce. The jingoes'
enormous Influence In America and
that of the insurgents may turn the
truce into, a fiasco; but despite all this
we think the government's action wi3e
to fix the responsibility upon America."
ILOT TO KILL LEE.
Spaniards Were After the General, and
OlU'lalH Kuew It.
Havana, April 11. Havana Is guard
ed more closely than ever, tho Arolas
battalion being posted around the lim
its of Vldano, the Bwell suburb of the
Within the last two days a number of
Cubans have been arrested and are now
confined in the Cabanas fortress,
charged with various offenses.
Some say the prisoners have been
engaged In a plot' to assassinate United
States Consul General Lee, and others
assert that they have been acting as
spies for the United States government.
There Is no doubt that the Spanish
government is more alarmed than it
has ever been before and is taking ev
There are reasons to believe that
there was a plot to kill General Lee,
and that It was allowed to come to a
head by the Spanish detectives In order
that they might get credit for defeat
All sorts of rumors are In circulation,
and there Is no trouble whatever In
hearing any kind of a story and finding
a dozen men to sw.ear to Its truth.
Tho real Impression among newspa
per men Is that General Lee's with
drawal was a shrewd move Intended to
show Spain that the "United States
In the palace telegrams were shown
saying that tho queen regent had
agreed upon tho Intervention of Russia.,
would accept $250,000,000 for Cuba, end
the war and withdraw her flag.
Who Is the Judas?
Madrid, April 11. El Pals (Repub
lican), under headlines such as "A
Great Betrayal" and "Spain Sold,"
says: "The present outbursts of Span
ish Indlgnaton resemble electric dis
charges. If tho government sounds
public opinion will And this of evil
augury and threatening, asking who la
the Judast If It be one traitor or sev
eral who have sold Spain, thinking
that the Spaniards are eunuchs. Let
him know that he Is mistaken."
Signed a ltlanlc Form.
Madrid, April 11. El Liberal, In a
highly significant article, says: "The
government has signed a blank form
which others will fill up. Spain yields
everything to the voice of Europe, yet
the via crucls Is only beginning. The
collective note shows that Spain's sur
render will serve as the basis of new
negotiations, whence will Issue the nec
essary guarantees for the re-establishment
of normality In Cuba."
Cauaud Much SurprNo.
Havana, April 11. When General
Lee and all Americans left here Satur
day there was much uneasiness among
officials and populace. They thought
It meant war at once, and an official
asked ono of the' fieparting correspond
ents if he knew when the city would ba
shelled. The public here Is totally ig
nornnt of what Is going on because the
newspapers are not allowed to publish
Yielded to Europe.
Madrid, April 11. ElGIobo (Liberal)
devotes Its leading editorial to telling
the nation that the government has car
ried out Spain's wishes under the cir
cumstances, yielding only to tho voice
of United Europe and not to the United
States. It says: "Europe will now sup
port Spain should the United States
continue to aid the Insurrection. Spain
is stronger than ever." ,
A Circular Issued.
Madrid, April 11. Senor Candepon,
minister of the Interior, Issued a circu
lar to the prefects giving an account of
the situation, which, he explained, had
been arranged at tho request of the
pope and under the counsel of tho great
powers, and which, while saving the
honor and military dignity of Spain,
preserves her rights In tho Gem of the
Left In Better Position.
Madrid, April 11. The Epoca (Con
servative) approves tho resolution o!
the government "conceding a pruden
tial truce on the petition of the popt
and powers," adding that by so doing
the question is not concluded and that
Spain Is left in a better position for
New Orleans, April 11. Tho Spanish
steamer Barcelona sailed from this
port for Genoa via Havana, having on
board 600 mules, 25 horses, cattle, poul
try and other supplies for the Spanish
government in Cuba.
May Return to Vienna.
Vienna, April 11. How seriously the
situation is understood hero Is shown
by the fact mat court circles already
believe that Queen Regent Christina
may soon return to her native land.
Agreed to an Armistice.
Madrid, April 11. For tho purpose of
gaining time to make war preparatons
Spain has agreed to an armistice in
170 CONDITIONS ATTACHED,
Senor Polo Points Out Its Many
HOPES IT WILL BE SATISFAGTOET.
An Offer Is Made to Submit the Maino
Question to Experts Designated
by the Maritime rowers,
but Tills Will Hardly
IS i) Done,
Washington, April 11. The Spanish
government, through its minister at
Washington, Senor Polo y Bernabe, de
livered an Important official document
to the state department, stating that
the armiBtlce which the queen regent
of Spain had commanded General Blan
co to proclaim was without conditions;
that her majesty's government had
granted liberal Institutions to the isl
and of Cuba, which the coming Cuban
parliament would develop; recalling
the condolence and sympathy expressed
by the queen regent and her gqvern
ment on the disaster to the Maine and
the horror this disaster had occasioned
in Spanish hearts; and appealing to
the courtesy and sense of justice of the
Unlteu States government to enlighten
public opinion on the attitude of Spain.
The note also repeats the offer of
the Spanish government to submit the
Maine question to experts designated
by the maritime powers of the world.
This doc-ument was the official noti
fication of the Spanish government to
the United States of the granting of an
armistice and Its essential terms.
Minister Woodford's dispatch had
briefly stated tho fact that an armistice
had been agreed upon, but It was not
communicated as coming from the
The official communication cleared
up misapprehension on the most vital
point of Spain's concession, namely,
that the armistice was without condi
tions. The note was received by the state
department after the first cabinet meet
ing, and was one of the main subjects
of consideration at the second cabinet
meeting held in the evnlng.
Although the Spanish note was sur
rounded with the usual secrecy of offi
cial negotiations, the following sum
mary of Its contents was secured:
"The Spanish minister in Washing
ton deeply Impressed by the numerous
errors which seem to have obtained
credit In public opinion In America
In regard to the Cuban question, con
siders It his duty to call again tho at
tention of the secretary of state of the
United States to tho following points:
"First Her majesty, the queen re
gent of Spain, desirous of ending the
troubles which are desolating Cuba,
has commanded a suspension of hos
tilities. General Blanco has been or
dered to proclaim an armistice with
out conditions. He will determine
later tho duration and details of this
armistice so as to carry out the gener
ous Intentions of her majesty and tho
wishes of the friends of peace.
"Second Her majesty's government
has granted to tho island of Cuba In
stitutions as liberal as those enjoyed
by Canada under tho British flag. The
Cuban chambers will meet on the
fouth of next May. It will be their
duty and privilege to put Into prac
tice and develop these Institutions. In
addition to this Cuba Is reperesented
in the parliament at Madrid.
"Third Public opinion In this
country appears to ignore the fact that
the loss of the Maine was immedi
ately followed by official and reiterat
ed expressions of condolence from her
majesty, the queen, from her govern
ment, from her charge d'affaires in
Washington, and from tho authorities
In Havana; all of which tended to af
firm tho horror which this disaster
had caused to arise in Spanish hearts,
as also the sympathy felt for the Unit
ed States government and navy and
for the American nation. Tho Spanish
minister feel confident that ho can
count upon the courtesy and sense of.
Justice of the United States govern
ment to enlighten public opinion upoa
"Fourth As to tho cause of this
lamentable disaster, it resolves Itself
Into a question of facts, which can.
only bo settled by material proofs
The Spanish minister reiterates the
assurance that this government is,
ready to submit tho question to ex
ports designated by the maritime pow
ers, whose conclusions are In advance
Senor Polo delivered the document
In person to the state department, and.
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