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VOL. VIII. NO. 9.
On the Best and Largest Stock of
Notions, and I
in the Northwest.
ill I ii
Are making room for
the Largest Shipment
that will cross the
mountains this spring.
We Are Going to Do Business
and this is the starter.
A few prices for your
Yard wide Bleached Muslin, 4>£c a
yard, regular 7c quality.
Yard wide Bleached Muslin, 5>2C a
yard, regular 7}£c quality.
Yard wide Bleached Muslin, 6c a yard,
reguhu 8 l-3c quality.
Yard wide Bleached Muslin, 7>£c a
yard, regular Jc quality.
Yard wide Bleached Muslin* 7%c a
yard, regular lOe quality.
2 yards wide Bleached Sheeting, 15c a
yard, regular 22} 2 c quality.
2V} yards wide Bleached Sheeting, 18c
a yard, regular 27J^c quality.
\tA wide Tobacco Cotton, 2%c a yard,
regular 3L a c quality.
Yard wide Sea-Foam Cotton, 8 3 4 c a
yard, regular 5c quality.
Yard wide Unbleached Sheeting, 4 3 4 c a
yard, regular 7c quality.
Yard wide Unbleached Muslin, 6c a
yard, regular 8 l-3c quality.
Yard wide Unbleached Muslin, 7^c a
yard, regular 10c quality.
Good Outing Flannel, 4 1- 2 c a yard, reg
ular »>!_,<■ quality.
Heavy Outing Flannel, T^'ca yard,
regular 10c quality.
English Flannelette, 8c a yard, regular
Standard 64x64 Calico, 5c a yard, regu
lar 7c quality.
Standard «4x64 Gingham, 4>£c a yard,
regular C^c quality.
Russian Fleeced Vicugna, 7Me a yard,
regular 10c quality.
Table Oil Cloth, 48-inch, 12>£c a yard,
. regular 15 and 20c quality.*
Curtain Scrim, 36-inch, B><,'c a yard,
regular 6^'c quality.
Fancy Curtain Cloth, 36-inch, 10c a
yard, regular ] 5c quality.
Table Damask. Bleached and Un
bleached, Turkey Red and Fancies,
a!> at reduced prices.
All-Wool Fancy Dress Goods, 22c a
yard; a good value at 30c.
Ail-Wool Henrietta, 42-inch, 27c a |
JMd, regular value, 50c.
At colors English Henrietta, 36-inch,
1 a yard, regular 25-cent quality.
Fipred Mohair,. 42-inc-h, 40c a yard,
regular 60,- quality.
tlmei Mohair, 44-inch, 48c a yard, I
regular Hoc quality.
*>?"red mohair, 46-inchea wide, 80c a
yard, regular f l quality.
«** and White novelties, 68c a yard,
rt'^lar $1 quality.
B!**. Blue and Brown Serge, 46-inch,
Black U aTd' re^-ular 750 quality. "
Bl*k Cheviot, 54-inclies wide, 52c a
Jaw, regular |l quality. •
ALL-WOOL FLANNELS. -
White Angora Flannel, 27-inches, 16e
Whit! ,-^ gUlar 25c quality.
Hi Albert Flannel, 27-inches, 20c
Whit 1\ regular 27c quality.
«c AA Gilbert Flannel, 27-inches,
Rail\r a I "i> regular 85c quality.
7 dedicated Flannel, 27-inches, 120
a >ard, regular 20c quality. J
'.« ounce Medicated Flannel, - 27
--hyms' ym s' 28c a yard, regular 35c qual
rallv* impossible t0 enumerate the
'o offer « S°^ Values we are eoing
• the early bird'" that
PieacuL TS y°Ur Poo^*' No Bam"'
This Sale starts at once and
*iU last for a short time only.
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Cbe San 3uan Islander
FRIDAY HARBOR, SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1898. *
NEWS OF THE WEEK
From all Parts of the New
and Old World.
BRIEF AND INTERESTING ITEMS
Comprehensive Review of the Import*
"v^Vyant Happenings of the Cur
A Victoria dispatch says: Jack Carr,
former United States mailcarrier, hat
arrived at Departure bay from St.
Michaels, via Dawson, with advices
from Andree, the balloonist.
A dispatch to the London Daily Mail
from Odessa says that, owing to the
American war scare, the price of wheat
is rapidly rising there, the stocks being
Two killings and a lynching hap
pened in Brownsville, Tex., within
three-quarters of an hour. Sam Cobb,
a deputy sheriff, and his brother,
Felipe Cobb, a constable, were shot
down by Carlos Guellen. Guellen was
wounded by Sam Cobb. Later a mob
A bill is to be introduced in the
Maryland legislature, copied after the
pattern of that in Ohio, which provide!
that all applicants for marriage licenses
must pass an examination before a duly
appointed board of physicians. It also
provides that the salaries of the physi
cians composing the board shall be
$1,000 a year.
Fire at Congress mining camp, Pres
cott, Ariz., destroyed nearly every bus
iness house in what is known as Lower
Town. There was no water, and the
fire spread rapidly. The loss is $40,
--000. James Vidant, proprietor of the
Silver Dollar saloon, and a woman of
the town named Geitie Thompson,
alias Graham, were burned to death.
The following utterance was made by
Chandler (Rep. N. H.) in a carefully
prepared statement of his position on
the Cuban crisis in the senate Wednes
day: "The United States ought im
mediately to declare war against Spain
and maintain that war until the people
of Cuba are free from Spain's starva
tion and cruelty and the government is
firmly established as an independent
In accordance with a resolution
passed some time ago by the interna
tional union, the book and job printers
of San Francisco went on a strike Mon
day. The bone of contention is a 9
hour day instead of a 10-hour day.
About 300 men are out.
European dispatches announce the
butchery in France of an entire family
of six persons by a robber named Cail
lard. This human wild beast shot and
killed the husband,wife and two chil
dren, cut the throat, of a little girl and
blew out the brains of a bed-ridden old
The steamer La Bretagne has arrived
in New York with 11 survivors of the
crew of the British bark Bothnia,
which was wrecked off the Irish coast
on March 23. The Bothnia sailed
from Lobos de Afuera, off the coast of
Peru, November 5. When 50 miles off
the Irish coast, on March 23, a squall
struck the bark, upsetting her.
A seaman belonging to the British
battle-ship Resolute was sentenced to
a fortnight's confinement and deprived
of his good conduct badge,, for wearing
the shamrock on St. Patrick's day, in
disobedience to orders. A recital of
the incident created a sensation in th«
English commons, and caused an ob
jecting Irish member to be removed
from his seat.
Antoine Varicle, of the French Geo
graphical Society, has arrived in New
York with a balloon, with which he
intends to make a trip from Juneau to
the Klondike. A dozen persons are in
the party. Arthur Tervagne, L.L D,,
is president of the expedition and ia
also correspondent of Figaro. Varicle,
head of the expedition, is 45 years old
and a well-known engineer and invent
or in France. He claims that his
balloon can be steered with ease.
Geueral Carlos Ezeta, the exiled ex
president of Salvador, has been vindi
cated by his people. His vast estates,
the stocks and money confiscated by
the government of President Guiterrez,
after Ezeta was forced to leave hia na
tive land four years ago, have been re
turned to him, and Ezeta is again
worth more than t2,000,000. The gen
eral says he will never again interest
himself in Salvadorean politics. He is
now living in Oakland, Cal.
The committee on interstate and for
eign commerce has favorably reported
Mr. Tongue's bill extending the time
for tbe.#i*ction of a bridge across the
Columbi«i by the Oregon & Washing
ton bridge Company, between Washing
ton and Oregon. The committee, how
ever, amended the bill flo that instead
of having two years to begin operation,
the company will have one year, and
instead of four years in which to com
plete the work, three years is allowed,
all this time to be reckoned from the
date of the passage of the bill by con
gress. This is the bridge it was pro
posed to build in the vicinity of La
Gamas several years since in connection
with a road to North Takima. The
site is claimed to be the best on the
Captain Ray, agent of the war de^
partment. who has just returned from
Alaska, says that from his knowledge
of the conditions existing at Fort Yu
kon, and reliable information from
Dawson, he does not believe there will
be any loss by starvation among the
whites, but the Indians along Porcu
pine and Juan de Leur are starving.
Couriers hare come in to Dawson beg
ging that food be sent out, as the
women and children are dying along
THE MESSAGE DELAYED.
Will Not Be Sent to Congress Until All
Americans Are Safely Out of Cabs.
Washington, April B.—lt can be
stated authoritatively that after a con
ference with the members of the for
eign affairs committee of both houses,
the president has decided not to send
in his message until Monday.
The cause of this decision was a dis
patch from Consul-General Lee, re-
ceived at the state department this
morning, saying that it would be im
possible to get all the Americans safely
out of Cuba before Sunday.
Washington, April B.—At the re
quest of the president, Representative
Hopkins (111.) took Representative
Berry (Ky.,) a member of the foreign
affairs committee; Mr. Sayers (Tex.),
the ranking minority member of the
appropriations committee; Mr. Dins
more (Dem., Ark.), the ranking mem
ber of the foreign affairs committee;
and Mr. Newlands (silver Rep., Nev.),
to the White House this afternoon, and
showed them General Lee's cablegram.
The cablegram said that General
Lee was loading 2,500 Americans, and
that it would be impossible to get them
ont of the island before Sunday. He
said the condition of affairs was in
flamed, and the transmittal of the mes
sage might cause trouble.
The president frankly explained the
situation. He said the message would
have gone in today had it not been for
General Lee's cablegram. The safety
of Americans in Havana, and especial
ly General Lee's personal safety made
the delay imperative. The Democrats
all expressed themselves as satisfied.
Signs of Weakening.
The Spanish government, after what
plainly has been most exciting times
in inner Spanish circles at Madrid, has
decided to reopen the case, closed, so
far as this government was concerned,
by the refusal of Spain to make satis
factory response to the representations
made by the United States last week,
in order to avert impending war, and
has decided to make concessions hereto
What will be the final outcome it is
too early to say, but the aspect of affairs
certainly is considered more pacific and
sufficient to renew the hope of the pres
ident in a solution of the Cuban ques
tion satisfactory to the American people
and achieved without bloodshed.
The details remain to be worked out,
but it is expected that between now and
Monday a clearer light will be thrown
on the future by the action at Madrid
of which one important feature at least
is the declaration of an armistice by the
queen regent of Spain. This armistice,
it is expected, will lead to the ultimate
independence of Cuba from Spanish
rule, but by what intermediate steps
perhaps the governing powers do not at
this time know.
Madrid Awaits the Inevitable.
London, April B.—A dispatch from
Madrid says the situation there today
is one of expectancy. The government
and the public are anxiously awaiting
President McKinley's message to con
gress. \ . . . x
The prevalent opinion among govern
ment officials is that a peaceful solu
tion of the crisis is impossible.
' Madrid, April 8. —Although there
are no important developments up to
this hour, arrangements have been con
cluded to place American citizens and
their property throughout the country
under protection of British diplomatic
representatives in case Minister Wood
ford is compelled to leave. . ;
! - Cuba Demands Recognition.:s-,-yv
..! New York, April B.—The Cuban
junta, through its counsel, Horatio S.
Rubens, made an important official
statement today. It declares in the
most unequivocal . t ' language that ''I the
Cuban provisional government and the
Cuban army would refuse absolutely
intervention by the United States,
unless it should be preceded by a rec
ognition of the independence of . the
Cuban republic; that if the United
States persisted in intervening without
recognition of Cuban independence, the
Cuban' government and the military
forces would refuse to co-operate; and
that if the United States troops should
be sent to Cuba, upon the basisi of in
tervention without j independence, the
t Cuban army would as a last resort turn
its arms against the United States.;
England Stands by Us.
London, April B.—On the highest
authority it can be announced that the
British government has assurqd the
United States of its fullest and most
cordial sympathy in carrying out its
Cuban policy. This assurance was
given with the most complete knowl
edge of the latest developments in the
negotiations between the United States
and Spain, and on the understanding
that events are tending strongly to
wards armed intervention in Cuba.
In the Enemy's Country.
Havana, April B.—News has been
received here from a reliable source
that General Calixto Garcia, after des
ultory fighting with General Pando in
the province of Puerto Principe, has
evaded Pando, and with 8,000 men has
reached the Miron Juacaro trooha.
Many of his men are cavalry.
It is believed that by this time Gen
eral Garcia has crossed the trooha in
the vicinity of the plantation San
Nioholas and been joined by General
Gomes, and that the combined forces,
making folly 4,000 men, are now en
route for the provinces of Matanzas and
Havana on the long threatened raid for
which arrangements were made by the
messengers from General Gomez sent
westward prior to the conference in
whioh the autonomists, sought to induce
General Garcia and other insurgent
leaden to surrender.
ROYAL PEACE DECREE
Basis of an Armistice in
BY PRESSURE OF THE POWERS
Mrs. Woodford and Other Americans
Leave Madrid—A Ministerial
Madrid, April B.—The hope of reach
ing a peaceful settlement with the
United States is growing stronger. It
is reported that the basis of an armis
tice in Cuba has been arranged. If
this be true, a royal decree will appear
in the gazettee tomorrow or the next
day announcing the conclusion of an
The Vizcaya and Almirante Oquen
do will await orders at Porto Rico.
A cabinet council is now in session,
and it is believed the deliberations are
of a very important nature, but the
ministers maintain absolute reserve.
M. Patenotre, the French ambassador,
visited United States Minister Wood
ford this afternoon.
The official statement that affairs
have taken a pacific turn has not yet
become generally known, and public
opinion remains excited. The bourse
declined heavily, owing to the belief
that there is dissension in the cabinet,
which, however, the ministerial sup
porters absolutely deny.
Official advices say President Mc-
Kinley's message to congress will not
advise the recognition of the independ
ence of the insurgents, but will recom
mend measures looking toward the im
mediate cessation of hostilities and the
restoration of peace and stability of
government in Cuba, in the interest of
humanity and the safety and tranquil
ity of the United States.
Mrs. Woodford, wife of the United
States minister, accompanied by her
niece and Lieutenant L. G. Dyer, the
United States naval attache, left to
night by the 8 o'clock train for Biar
ritz. General Woodford bade them
farewell at the station. Considerable
surprise is expressed at their departure,
"in view of the settlement," but Miss
Woodford remains, and it is explained
that the others will return. The staff
of the United States legation has left
Madrid, and will probably remain in
Paris for the present. Arrangements
have been concluded to place through
out the country under protection of
British diplomatic representatives, in
case Minister Woodford is compelled to
Washington's reply to the last sug
gestion of General Woodford by which
it is understood here an, honorable
peace satisfactory to both countries can
be secured,was received at Madrid dur
ing the night. Its contents have not
SESSION WAS TAME.
Many Disappointed Spectator* in Con
Washington, April 8. —After waiting
patiently in the galleries and corridors
of the house for hoars, many of them
from 8 o'clock until shortly before 3
o'clock this afternoon, the thousands
who had come to hear the president's
message turned away weary and dis
gusted at the delay. Never was there
such disappointment at the capitol
The members felt it even more keenly
than the spectators, and for two hours
afterwards they stood about the lobbies
discussing the latest phase ot the situa
tion. The news of the proposed armis
tice, which came on the heels of the
announcement that General Lee had
cabled for delay, received quite as much
attention as the request of Lee.
The debate in progress in the house
over the army reorganization bill at
tracted little or no attention. It was
completely overshadowed by the more
absorbing question. Considerable op
position to the bill developed on the
ground that its provision for an exten
sion of the regular army in time of war
to 104,000 men would be inimical to
the National Guard and the volunteer
forces, upon which the country had
heretofore relied in time of stress.
There will be a strong effort to recom
mit the bill tomorrow.
When the senate convened today,
intense expcetancy, amounting to ex
citement, prevailed both on the floor
and in the galleries. The president's
message had been positively promised,
and its coming was awaited with gen
uine anxiety. Ten minutes after the
senate convened, consideration of the
sundry civil bill was resumed, and,
with the exception of eight minutes
consumed by executive session, in
which Davis announced that no mes
eage would be sent in today, almost
the entire session was consumed by
the appropriation bill. It was practi
cally completed when laid aside for
Havana, April 8. —There is great en
thusiasm among the Spaniards here
and thousands are entering the battal
ions of the volunteers. The Spaniards
say they prefer to fight a great nation
thao a small one, as they would rather
die as heroes than live as cowards.
They add that Spain has always had a
special providence in great conflicts.
In spite of this seemingly brave shout
ing many have already withdrawn
their money from the Bank of Spain.
■pain Baying Small Arms.
Washington, April B.—A telegram
was received at the navy department
today from the naval attache at Lon
don announcing that the Spanish offi
cials have contracted with Vickers
Sons, Maxim and other European man
ufacturers for the prompt delivery of
200,000 stands of small arms and the
It is stated that vast untouched beds
of sheet mica lie within 50 miles o#
Kiao-Chou bay, China ..
WE MUST INTERVENE.
Prosident Will Ask That Troops Be
Sent to Stop Cuban War.
Washington, April 7.—The presi
dent's message recommends armed in
tervention—but, so far as known, with
out stating that this should be imme
diate—by the United States, to prevent
hostilities and afford such assistance as
is possible to the starving people. It
makes an argument against recognition
of independence at this time, and
leaves it clear that, in the opinion of
the administration it is the duty of this
government to supervise the affairs of
the island until in the light of fuller
and later knowledge a stable govern
ment can be established. The attitude
of congress in this policy cannot be
foretold in advance of its official pro
mulgation in the president's message.
The day has been prolific of reports
of mediation on the part of the Euro
pean powers, but a summary of all the
news on this point is that the powers
of Europe cannot agree, and that their
interference would be unacceptable to
the government of the United States.
The safety of General Lee, of the
consuls and other Americans in Cuba is
a matter of concern to the state depart
ment, but advices from General Lee in
dicate the transportation of all Ameri
cans from Cuba would take some time,
and apparently show that he does not
share fully in the apprehension felt
Considering; a War Revenue.
Representative Adams, of Pennsyl
vania, acting chairman of the house
committee on foreign affairs; Chairman
Dingley, of the ways and means com
mittee; Representative Grosvenor, of
Ohio, both the president's warm per
sonal friends; Senator Allison, of lowa,
and Senator Frye, were early callers at
the White House, most of them coming
A disagreeable downpour of sleet and
rain tended to keep away the crowds
from the White House. There was a
considerable contingent from congress,
however. They included many of the
leaders. While there is much reticence
on the part of these leaders, it is under
stood that the raising of revenue to
meet war emergencies was the purpose
of their visits. Dingley, when asked
about the revenue, suggested that the
president was the one to state the
nature of the conference, but made no
effort to deny that a war revenue con
sultation had been in progress.
Want Peace at Any Price.
Members of congress are receiving
scores of telegrams from bankers and
corporations appealing to them to sus
tain the "wise peace policy" of the
president. Many of the telegrams are
couched in practically the same lan
guage, showing they are inspired from
the same source. This pressure is vig
orously resented by the members.
There have been no further negotia
tions with Madrid, but the president
has kept in close touch with Minister
Woodford and General Lee.
Assistant Secretary Adee, the cipher
expert, was present this evening, and
messages passed, but of their source or
tenor nothing was given out.
The administration confessed anxiety
as to the situation in Havana, and con
stant communication is kept up with
General Lee, in fear of a possible out k
break. It is thought over 1,000 Amer
icans will be eager to leave Havana to
morrow. Whether any armed vessel
from Key West would be at hand when
the exodus begins could not be learned,
but it was said at the White House
that "all Americans will be well cared
SPAIN'S GAME EXPOSED.
Talk of Armistice Was to Secure Re
moval of Key West Fleet.
Washington, April 7.—The state
ment was made today by a public man
in close touch with the administration
that the effort to secure a settlement of
the war between Spain and the insur
gents through an armistice has come to
a definite conclusion, and that the fail
ure was due to the refusal of the gov
ernment of the United States io re
move its fleet from Key West. Accord
ing to this statement, Spain made the
removal a condition precedent to her
offering an armistice, with the end in
view of granting the independence of
Cuba. This proposition was met with
refusal, though not until after it had
been seriously considered.
The congressional opponents of a
war policy, who had counted upon the
acceptance of this condition by the
United States, admit that the outlook
for peace has grown almost hopeless
since this determination.
Some diplomats have suggested a
meeting of representatives in Washing
ton of the European powers, in order
to see if something cannot be done to
preserve peace. It is felt by diplo
mats who desire even mediation that
any move must be made quickly.
Archbishop Ireland called at the
state department today, and was imme
diately conducted to Judge Day's room.
At noon Judge Day said there had been
offered no mediation or intervention by
the other powers.
Trouble Feared at Barcelona.
London, April 7. —A dispatch from
Barcelona says the United States con
sulate there is guarded by the police,
and the United States vice-consul at
Carthagena, a Spaniard, has resigned.
To Bring- Le« Home.
Washington, April 7.—The govern
ment has dispatched a fleet of six ves
sels to Havana to transport Consul-
General Lee and all the United States
consular officers, together with all
Americans now in Havana and vicinity
who desire to leave the island.
The treasury department has tele
graphed the quarantine officer at Ha
vana directing him to permit all
Americans who desire to leave Havana
to do so without certificates or exami
TROUBLE HEAPING OP
Spain Is Now in a Dispute
OVER THE CANNAMABA AFFAIR
A Warship on the Way to Cuba to En-
force the Emperor's Demands
Berlin, April 5. —The sentiment in
Germany in official and unofficial cir
cles ealry today was that the Spano-
American crisis had veered considerably
during the course of the week, and is
now decidedly more favorable to the
United States. This, it is asserted, is
partly due to the moderation of Presi
dent McKinley and the conservative
manner in which the United States
minister, General Wood ford, has dealt
with the authorities at Madrid, and
partly to the bitterness engendered by
the alleged attack of a band of insur
gents upon the German sugar refineries
at Cannamba, in the Trinidad district
of the province of Santa Clara, Cuba,
and the murder of four persons connect
ed with the refinery, March 18, which
has taught Germany that Spain is un
able to protect even the lives of for
eigners in Cuba.
As previously announced, the Ger
man foreign office is demanding full
and immediate redress for this outrage,
and a German warship will soon be sent
to Havana if satisfaction is not forth
coming in short order. The Spanish
ambassador here, Senor Mendez de
Vigo, has had lengthy conferences
with Baron yon Bulow, the German
minister of foreign affairs, who con
vinced the ambassador that Germany
intended to have complete satisfaction,
including an indemnity for the prop
erty destroyed and for the lives taken.
The ambassador was also informed
that, unless the redress was forth
coming, Germany would herself act,
secure damages and punish the offend
ers. As an incentive to quick repara
tion, Baron yon Bulow added that pro
visional orders had been cabled to the
commander of the German warship
Gier to sail in the direction of Cuba.
The Spanish ambassador promised that
he would exert himself to the utmost
to comply with the German demands.
The newspapers here are also chang
ing their tone, and now concede in the
main the justice of the American de
mands, acknowledging that Washington
has acted with the moderation which
many another government would not
have shown under similar circum
Three of the papers eulogized Presi
dent McKinley's calm statesmanship
and express confidence that whatever
he ultimately decides will be directed
by some good reason.
The United States ambassador, An
drew D. White, in an interview said
that thus far, acting under instructions
from Washington, he has not formally
inquired of the German government
what its attitude would be in the event
of war. He had, nevertheless, been
repeatedly assured informally by Baron
yon Bulow that Germany would in no
case assume an unfriendly attitude to
ward the United States, nor join in
any possible combination of the powers
having that end in view.
In regard to Emperor William's per
sonal views, Mr. White says his ma
jesty has been grossly misrepresented
by the foreign press. The emperor has
repeatedly given Mr. White to under
stand that he felt most favorably dis
posed toward the United States in this
Asked for an Armistice.
Washington, April 5. —The Spanish
minister has received a telegram from
Havana stating that the autonomist
cabinet had addressed an appeal to the
insurgents asking them to adjust an
armistice to fix terms of peace. The
full text of the message could not be
secured tonight, as its translation was
not made at the legation. The insur
gents are appealed to on the ground
that they are all Cubans and should
unite for peace and liberty, which all
want The appeal also states that
Spain is willing to enlarge the present
scope of autonomy, and will suggest
such a plan to the oortes, which is soon
Spain's Ships 1b a Bad Way.
London, April s.—The London
Times correspondent has ascertained
from reliable sources that the Spanish
ships are in bad condition. ThePelayo
started from Toulon for Cartegena last
night in tow, with 125 French work
men on board fixing her boilers and
making other repairs. The Carlos V
started yesterday from the Seine ship
building yards at Havre for Ferrol,
with her turret out of condition and her
guns unmounted. Neither Bhip will be
ready for service for a month. Ihey
have left French waters presumably in
fear that war might begin before the
repairs were finished, in which event
they would not be permitted to leave.
Minister Woodford Advised.
Chicago, April 6.—A Tribune spe
cial from Washington says: Minister
Woodford has been given by cable an
abstract of the president's forthcoming
message, and informed of the temper of
congress. He will communicate the
facts to Spain. This is in the nature
of an ultimatum.
Chicago Carpenter's Strike.
Chicago, April 6.—Three^ thousand
carpenters will go on strike in this city
tomorrow. About 20,000 men will
probably be laid off on buildings, re
pairs, etc., as they cannot work unless
the carpenters do. The strike is due
to the refusal of the journeymen to
agree to the demand that no work shall
be done for business outside of the
Six thooiuid people aleep in the open
air in London erery night.
PRICE 5 CENTS.
WAR CANNOT BE AVERTED
'Catosa* Spain Burr«nd»r* Cuba sad .
. Bank* Down.
Washington, April B.—The Post
lays that unless Spain,wi thin 48 hours,
yields .by surrendering Cuba, war can
not be averted. It sums up the situa
tion as follows:
President McKinley's message to
congress will be a ringing, vigorous
document that promises to meet th«
full expectation of , congress and th«
people. It will be a scathing arraign
ment of Spain, showing that she has
demonstrated her utter incapacity to
govern; that her colonies have de
clined in population as the result of
misrule and oppression; that Amerioan
commerce has been damaged and Amer
ican lives and property imperiled, and
that existing conditions should and
will not be tolerated by this govern
The destruction of the battle-ship
Maine and the slaughter of 266 officers
and seamen serving under the United
States flag will be commented upon in
strong language, and Spain will be held ,
responsible for that disaster., The pres
ident will make no direct recommenda
tion, but his message will point clearly
to the necessity of armed intervention l
to restore order and peace. ;?; He will
not recommend the recognition of the
independence of the island, because the
insurgents have no established form ol
government, and the president and
cabinet believe that a travesty would
be presented to the world if following
the recognition of independence of the
island the United States should, as a
result of war, take the independence
away by seizing and annexing the
The president's message will be
equivalent to a declaration of war, and
hostilities can now only be averted by
Spain yielding all.
Pope Leo XIII is mediating between
Spain and Cuba. The efforts of hia
holiness have already resulted in an
appeal from Spain to the insurgents
through the autonomist cabinet for an
armistice pending an agreement for
peace and independence. It is learned
that his holiness has represented to
Spain that it is the part of wisdom to
make every possible concession, even to
surrendering the island absolutely,
rather than go to war with the United
States, which would inevitably result
in the loss of Cuba and other Spanish
colonies, and at the same time endanger
The United States has ceased all
negotiations, and will not accept media
tion. The administration and congress
see no alternative but war.
Mines in Havana Harbor.
New York, April 6. —A dispatch to
the World from Havana says: Forty
| floating submarine mines were secretly
planted in Havana harbor last Wednes
day night by the Spanish government.
This information comes from official
sources and is absolutely correct. The
mines contain sufficient force there to
paralyze the biggest ships afloat.
IS HELD RESPONSIBLE.
Impatient Senators Blake Open Charges
Washington, April 6.—lt was frankly
and openly charged in the senate today
by Perkins (Cal.) in a set speech that
Spain was responsible for the Maine
disaster, as it had been brought about
by Spanish machinations and Spanish
treachery. The speech of Perkins was
only one of four prepared addresses on
the Cuban question delivered in the
senate today. Clay (Ga.), while hoping
for a peaceful solution of the problem
the country is now facing, declared
strongly in favor of the independence
of the Cubans, and pledged to the ad
ministration the loyal support of the
South, which, in the event of war,
would have to bear the brunt of the
conflict. Perkins took substantially
the same grounds, and his vigorous
treatment of the subject aroused the
crowded galleries to enthusiastic ap
Mantle (Mont.), while expressing
confidence in the administratoin, main
tained that the time for action had
now arrived, and that action must be
to the end that Cuba should be free.
Rawlins (Utah) entirely eliminated
the president from consideration in his
speech, contending that the case
against Spain was already made up and
that with congress rested the responsi
bility of declaring war, and that forc
ing as to wait'longer waa only to in
vite criticism. He declared for the
moat vigorous action immediately.
In the House.
Washington, April 6.—While there
waa no attempt to force consideration of
a resolution regarding the Cuban situ
ation in the house, there waa a briel
outbreak, in the course of which the
war-like temper of the crowded galler
ies was so manifest that Speaker Reed
threatened to clear them if it was re
peated. The outbreak occurred over a
bill to authorize the president to erect
temporary fortifications in case of
emergency upon land, when the writ
ten consent of the owner waa obtained,
without awaiting the long process ol
legal condemnation. This led to a de
mand by Bailey, the Democratic lead
er, for information as to the faote
which warranted all these war meas
The Oregon at Callao.
Callao, Peru, April 6.—The United
States battle-ship Oregon has arrived
Preparing to Flee.
Havana, April 6..—The Mangrove
and the Bache are expected here to
morrow to take to Key West such
Americans as desire to go* Conaul-
Oeneral Lee has been authorised to
hire merchant Teasels if necessary, and
will probably employ the steamer Flor
ida, due here tomorrow, the Mascotte,
which is due here Wednesday, and the
Olivette, which is due here for an extra
trip on Thursday. The Fern will r*
main here, so far as is known.