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VOL III, NO. 72.
Flying Squadron Under Sail
inp Orders.
Men on the MasnaeliusettM So Well Tr-.lluotl
Xhoy Can Uuve the Vessel In
Action on u Moment'?
Both the ciuiser Brooklyn, and the
battleship Massachusetts arc under sail?
ing orders and. may steaan out ot this
harbor at any time. Only the officers
are allowed to come ashore and they
are granted short leaves.
Said an officer ot the Massachusetts
?when conversing with u reporter Cor the
Daily (Press yesterday regarding th
(probability ot war:
"I believe we will ihave to tight,
?though tne situation at present sevms
to tbe somewhat i>acitied. Our ship is
under sailing o:ders and we 'are liable
to weigh unohor at any tilrf-. To show
you that there is ^btnatnitig in the
?wind 1 have; only tqsdy that our ship
now has aboard eignty more tons ot
ammunition than is specified by the
regulations. We drill tvery day and
have the tactics down to u science. At
any time during the day or night,
whether we are at the table or in out
hammocks, we can have the Massachu?
setts in action two minutes after the
order is given, and that means we 'Will
have the 'gvirts belching out solid shot
and armor 'Pit-roing projectiles just as
rapidly as they can be fired.
"Some people entertain the foolish
idea that this country will have a walk?
over with Spain. Well, thA-y are cer?
tainly mistaken. We will whip Spain
in the tnd, but we will have a hot time
doing it. Spain has some good ships
and they will do some nasty work be?
fore iwe conquer her. What we dread
most is that llotilla of torpedo hoots,
and I think the government should call
a halt on that tieet before it reaches
'American waters. Torjwdo boats are
mean thing* to tight. They are like
fSpaniatds?treacherous. You can never
tell at what hour of the night these
death-dealing machines will cr op up
on you. In a dense fog they could play
havoc, as it would be difficult to ?'spot"
?them?. Of course, we could s.-nd them
to the bottom of ib.- sea with a six
pounder, 'but we have got to find them
Hirst, You see a torpedo boat is onK
mnnned by a dozen or so men and-The
commanding of fleer-oif th..- fleet ?-an af
iford to risk that many lives for a
chance to Mow up a bauleship or cruis?
"One of the reasons the nations art
not Willing to tusTi, into war now is on
account ot the modern warship. It has
newr beert thoroughly tested, and it is
feared that they will not hold ou-: in a
naval engagement. Well, I {V>r one, am
?willing to take my chances on these
ships. Thky can stand the shot and
shell and we will give as good as is
The Massachusetts was ordered here
from the Dry Tontugns, wheie sh>- was
anchored when the Maine was blown
up. "A fearful state of affairs exists in
those waters." said the officv r. "AM
the time I was there I did not see n
white man except on 'board the ships.
Aft- r the Maine was blown up we ex?
pected an engagement at any time Th,
met* slept by their guns on deck wlt1
sheils close by and a full h ad of steam
was kept up. Several times it wus re?
ported that Spanish warships wer'e pre
paring to attack us. All the time w
were there we lived in a state of expec?
tancy; but the men k> pt cool "
At S o'clock yesterday morning the
echo of twenty-two loud oanmvm reports
Teverber.bted ovf-r the wuten. *r3:d within
five minutes hundreds uf people were
to be serin (lot-king to the river shore,
eurtous to know the wthvs and where?
Men, women and children rushed out
of tiheotr houses balreheaded and hur?
ried to a point 'from which they could
1 obtain a view of Uncle Sam's warships
in the harbor.
"What's happened, I wonder?" was a |
question heard on all sides amd the |
posstlbiiUty of a conflict of some kind
was entertained 'by not a -few persons.
The report gained crroulation that the I
oruitsdr ColunrVbia had iiinrived tirom
Leetgue Island navy yard and that the
(Brobklyin, as fl.vgeh'ip of the Haimpton
Roadi-,- squadron, welcomed her with a
(salute of 'twenty-one guns.
Another report was to t'he effect that j
t^mm-odioire Sdfiey had ordered
equ&diron to sea and that the guns -uvre
fired for the 'purpose of calling the men '
on li-berty to the ship at once.
As a matter of fact, the gums were
not fired If or any oif these reasons.
(Alt 8 o'clock Commodore Schley's j
night pennant whs hauled down and
the llartge .blue flag 'with a white star
iwsls hoisted to the peak. I
Olhe battleship Massachusetts fired
edeven guns In rapid succession ns a
eairute to the flag and the Brooklyn re?
turned the fire with promptness.
mhe Columvbia, it is understood, left
Philadelphia Monday and was due to
arrive here soime film* yesterday. She
twi.ll .prolbalbly steam into port this
* morning._
The ooommiislaary depantment of the
Gostpotft navy yaird is busy nigh: and
SS?iy mut-thJlnig orders tor th: Ma.ssachu
f Bett? and Brooklyn. It is learned on
excellent authority that tooth ships are
pnoVti-si?jni!ing for a long cruise. This
looks very much as *f tho Hampj?
IRload.s so.uadtvm will go to sea in a
few diays with the expectation of re
jn'i?'minlg out for some time.
The United States navy tug Wahneta
arrived from' the Portsmouth navy yard
yesterday morning and 'brought several
hfflcers to the''Massachusetts. The tug
iwas alongside the big battleship for
tnevrty two hours.
The Wahneta returned to Norfolk
taibout 10:30 o'clock.
St is learned' that the diynahrooe
tsruiaer Vesuvius will be a'tadh.xl to
Commodore -Schley's squadron and win
tprdbalbly arrive here in tlhe next day of
or two. The Vesuvius 1b the only yes
Bel taf Its type *n the navy and wl be
a strvmg addition to the flying squad?
Hotlcp to the Public.
Havens disposed oif my interest _in
thfe flrun of ^Fred F. Allen & Co I de
Bire to state to the puM'ite that I am
no longed interested or in any way
connected with that concern.
w ^spectfu'lly.
Notice to Talephone Usors.
f The Southern Bell Telephone and Tel
I egraph Company announce the fo.Iow
! InV rafes flor telephone serv-jce after
K!ei?neB.?3-60 pef month
I ^sidemce 'Phones.$2.00 per month
5 , Manager,
nih26^1 w. ? , <i;?;j:ni'iU'A?ijAijiia
(Pe tersbu rg I ml ox - Appeal.)
.Tille speckt! launching edition of til
Newport News Press was (highly orc-di
Ubb-le to the enterprise ami dournailliistic
oapubilltity <u>f -its publisher's und aiiii
honor to Newport News. We ifuil, Ihow
ever. to lAtte in rhe buslihoss department
of uhe paper any adequate eividenee of
appreciation on the purl oif the busi?
ness men of that community. This is
a grave not to say deplorable dereliction
of self-interest, in which Newport
News must suffer more than tile Press.
There i's no more patent factor in 'Che
prosperity of a comimunity than a live,
progressive and energetic newispaper,
and no t>urer evidence of its moribun
d'ity. sk> to speak, than the absence of
.1 newspaper. A paper is most truthful
ly the retlex of the oomimuuity. It is
just what its patrons make it and our
knowledge of t'he lability sind character
of Uhe publishers of .the Press enables
us to say 'with confidence that t'he peo?
ple of Newport 'News have in their
power to secure a first class newspaper,
if they will Unit exhibit the necessary
public spirit, ?w'hlclli, in this case, is
but another term Air s'elf interest.
ONorfolk Landmark.)
Friday the Newport News Press pub?
lished a special launching tdlitiom of
eight 'pages, copiously illustrated, with
well-written sketches ?;f the pert of
Newport 'News, of the great shipyard
at which the Kentucky and Keorsarge
were built, and the successful launch?
ing of the vessels themselves, nur es?
teemed contemporary has been full of
energy from its infancy, and it could
not allow this memorable occasion to
pass without achieving something note?
worthy on its own pait. The Land?
mark ttxtends its congratulations.
Held at Washington Avenue Methodist
Church Lust Night.
The Epworth League held an inter
esti.ng missionary service in the Wash?
ington Avenue Methodist Church last
nigh t.
'Owing to the inclemency of the
weather some 'who were expected to
take part were kept away. The address
wis delivered by Rev. M. S. Colonna
dr.. of Fast End. 'Mr. Colonna sp.,ke or
the importance of this branch of the
league's work. The speaker said that
a missionary address was always look?
ed upon as a very dry subject, and ih.u
people should not look at it in that
light, as it was one of the most impor?
tant features of the 'Christian's work,
and that 'Epworth Leagues should en?
courage it.
Mr. >W. J. "Nelms sang a tenor solo,
which pleased' the audience.
ltltll.l ITKMS.
Mr. F. J. Hogan. t member of the
city Democratic executive coriinwt, e.
is lying dangerously -ii at the Iron- of
his mot-be ? in llhhmeii J.
'Miss Celia Berry, of Thirty-fourth
street, is visit'hng friends in Acoomae
(Mr. Isaiah Bennett, of rfhilad-elphia, -ts
the 'guest 'of Mrs. Kate 'Htigbes. corner
of Thirty-six Hi afreet a nd Wtasih.iuigfton
Mr. and Mrs. Lel-and Mnynaivl". who
have been visiting ?Lrs. Robert Morri?
son, on Twenty-ninlth street, for the
jiast two 'w.-.-ks, left yesterday for
Uheftr home in Spottsytlvanlio. county.
Mr. and Mrs. S. P.. Oast yesterday
purchased of Mr. F. F. Finch lot N'i.
12 in block 201, on Thirty-third street,
together with the house thereon, for
Mr. John V. T.vrrant ii- visiting his
parents in King William county.
Police Court.
The following cases were disposed of
in t'he Police Court yesterday morning:
George O'INeill, dtunk, lined $2 and
Kent .Harden, trespass, dismissed.
JU.in T.rbb (colored), disorderly;
fined $1 and costs.
s-ii-int'el Cartel (colored), diSv.-Jeiiy,
fined $G and costs.
"Will Address Colored People.
Dr. W. Ii. Granger, the colored phy?
sician, wW address the Ivy Avenue
Literary society at the colored Chris?
tian church toni'ghf. His subject -will
in- "The Exigencies cf the Hour,"
El Liberal Says Spain Should Not T,
erate Our Philanthropy
(By Telegraph.)
MOiDRID. Ma.,v'h 2!?.?The semi-oirictal |
El Liberal says:
"Tiie report of the Maine contains
n'o grave statementB. Therefore Pres
dent 'McK.tn.ley will not use that pretext!
for declaring war. 'but will use the .,
l.vif olf the Cubans."
El Liberal adds:
?'We believe the Spanish government |
will never tolerate a foreign -nation,
in Uhe guise of philanthropy, invading
our territory, for it would 'be followed i
by the unanimous protests of the Span?
ish people."
The same paper then counsels Spain |
to prepare to repel any kind of ahfer
?.ention?to -be uncompromising, and
o "accept nothing affecting the dignity
r sovereign!ty of Spain." Beyond the
act that a few -policemen and a couple |
f 'c.i'Viil gtnrds stand toutside the Aimer
can negation, there is absolutely no
sign; in Madrid1 of the tension between I
ein and A'meri'ea. So far as the gen
1 public is concerned, the matter is
little discussed, even the press being |
;odiaiy generally hopeful utf a peaceful |
The note United States Minister-Wood
ford presented Iis practically a. repett- j
tion of the one presented in September, |
which. In the interests of humanity,
asked Spain for an immediate cessation |
uf hostilities in 'Cuba. Upon Spain's
reply to this -matter hinges the eonfer
e held at the presidency this after
? n. at 'Which Senor Sagasta, the pre?
mier; Semor Gulkm, the foreign minis
; Senor Moret. the minister for the
.mice, .and General WVwwlford 'were
IPresent, and at which it litis 'been hoped
a decision would 'be reached.
General Wood ford's conference was
of an hour's duration, and the minis
.ters ctontiinued' in ditllihenatlion- after
the United States 'Minister withdrew.
In- the course of an interview after
the confrenc-e, Senor Sagastla said to
the correspondent of the Associated
Press, that United 'Suites Minister
Wiao-dfwd. at the conference, asserted
that he desired to express the wishes
?of his government on the subject of the
Situation-in Cuba and of the concenira
does. Senor Sagasta added that the
c* Inlfertence dietcided some of the points,
I'.imd that he had promised to study
General 'Woodford'ts propositions and to
submit them to the Queen Regent and
then to a cabinet council, eoinsidering
them 'frutan every point of view in ?Puter
that the cabinet 'might take a resolu?
tion thereon.
The conference adjourned at 4 o'clock
Thursday afternoon. United States
iM'imisitier Woodford seemed pleased wich
tihe result and every indication points
to a settlement.
Soreoir SUgasta authorized the corres
pon'denit of the Associated Press -to de?
ny any other version of the conference
lias unttrue. ...
Two Men .Held ou the Charge or Monier
Committed In Richmond.
Two white mien,- who refused to 'give
thleir names, one looked up im the city
jujil awaiting tlh'e arrival! this monn
vug of a Ricih'miond policeman. They
'.mc held on the suspicion tihat they are
the mein wuinted in Ridhimand on the
charge of murder, t'he alleged crime
commiitUed late Monday night in a sa?
loon, wlit'ii (t negro was siliot and In?
stantly killed and another iseriously
won ruled.
Euirly yesterday morning a telegram I
was recei'ved from Richmond asking
the Weal police to apprehend two white
Ilten, -wearing light overcoats and hats.
'Sergeant J. W. Keyinolds and Police?
men B. J. OUarra and S. W. Giddjmgs
spent si .mc time in the railroad yard.
When im inbound freight train arrived
ten "hobos" jumped off. Two of t'he
men were spotted, 'but they succeeded
in eluding .file ollicers. In the crowd
were IDdward Carr and James Mahoney.
When the men suceeded in escaping
from the officers, Carr and Mahoney fol?
lowed them. The two parties met again
in the woods and ufter talking awhile,
Mahony 'put his hand im his hip pocket
and told the strangers they that were
under arrest. WhiHe 'Mahoney hold the
men at hay with his hand on a plug of
tobacco, Carr came to the city and
nullified Sergeant Reynolds, who .re?
paired to the scene and placed the nivu
under arrest.
Chuck Full or Negroes.
"Ijue-y CoJlemam," the Bloodfield lock?
up, is hivm full of sinners, and tihey
aiv ".ill negroes U'tmj neigresses. For
tin- last 'week the policemen luve been
k-pt Ibusy runnintg down lawbreakers
amd the justices have been putting the
"screws" to them.
Among the prisoners in the lock-up
ic Frank Cray, belter known us "Black
I'Shad."1 He -was before Justice Fold
yesterday morning on a warrant charg- !
lug hiim with stealing a fish valued at
tifty-eight cents. The judgment against |
"Black Shad" was that he should pay 1
the costs and relm-burse the owner |
for the fifth. ?Failing to dt> this he was
L-Vnother prisoner is Williblm .Matron. I
The charge against hOm is that he j
stob- a- .bv-vt 'from Deep creek .be?
longing to Tho-maa Hanks. Finding I
that he had "been detected Mason ah- j
seoindied to Hampton, where he was ar- j
resti .1 yesterday and delivered to- the
>-? .u nty au tho ri ties.
"Turn or the Tide."
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Byron and their I
clever company put on "The Turn of
the Tide" ut the oi>era house last night, j
Owing to the inclemency of the weath- !
or, the audience was not .is large as- 1
the night hefore, hut it wus equally ap- |
?pr.viative, in spite of the fact that tlhe
players were inclined to "gag" among
The "Turn of the TidV-," like the
"Plunger." is <i melodrama pure and
simple and contains many sens-itionail
and startling situia?ons, sprinkle*! with
bits of comedy which pleat-ed ilnvniense
I iy.
I The stars acquitted themselves iwith
credit, as usual. Perhaps the most
dififcni'lt piece oif actling was d.:sne toy
Lillian Buckingham as "Pansy Bl ick,"
an abandoned mmiiian. The other roem
beis of the company were equal to their
Tonight, the "Ups ami Downs ot
Life," 'will be the bill.
- till in the King."
'Am employee of the shipyard had an
unpleasant experience yesterday intern?
ing. In one of his pockets he had
d. p..sited some "rough on rats" and had
carelessly placed his plug of tobacco
in the same pocket.
When he took a chew a few minutes
afurwards he tasted the poison and
thought it was time to give up uhegbost.
?He dropped to the ground and rolled
about in imaginary pain until carried
by some friends to a doctor's
office. The physician made an ex?
amination and found that the man did
show the usual symptoms of poi?
soning. ?
The patient" was soon convinced
that flic time for him to p:uss in hlis
chips had not arrived.
Alierton Operated Here.
iFaxon Aiherton, the broker who fleec?
ed a number of Charfcittesville people,
and1 who was sentenced in that city
mi 'Monday last to serve four years
ii* the peniitentliary, after pleading
guilty, is not unknown here. In fact, he
is wanted in this city to answer the
charge of fleecing Mrs. Shea, tlhe Twen?
ty-sixth street boarding house keeper,
out of $10.
Aherton caime to uh'ls city, botirde-d
with 'Mrs. Shea and skipped out, leaving
his bill unpaid. Mirs. Shea noHMied the
local police and ims'teted on having
hiini 'brought here als soon a* captured,
but It will ;be some time now before
he will 'be at liberty to answer to this
Deeds Recorded.
Deeds were recorded yesterday as
Central Land Company to A. F. Pills
bu.ry; $4 IS.
W. J. Xelms, trustee, to J. W. Denton,
release deed.
M. Oser et ux to A. C. Garret t, trus?
tee; $f?16.66.
A. C. G-arrett. trustee, to M. Oser et
als: $775.
F. F Finch et ux to S. B. Cast et als;
Colored School Clones Today.
The Ivy avenue .pu'blic sdiool for col?
ored children will close for the term
?today. The school has ?been in session
for the last six months, and under
the tutorship of 'Professor W. R. R<d
. ivisse the cihlldrem have .made splendid
Warwick Comity's Electoral Hoard.
Messis. Sidney S. Curtis and J. F.
Bone/well and Dr. J. Ai Young, compris?
ing the newly apfwdnted electoral board
for Warwick county, qualified before
Deputy Clerk of Courts W. C. Burniham
yesterday. They will meet today to or?
Death of .Judge Neely.
Judge John Neely. ot .Norfolk, one of
the enrost prominent cri'infmai! law?
yers in the South, died at his home on
Hampton Roads at 10:15 o'clock Mon?
day night, aged 56 years.
Judge Neely was well known In this
city and Hampton.
Sewernge Coitimtrtxioii Mcefn.
A dailled meeting of t'he Seweracse
C<?m'mic?siknn was held last night, hut no
buriniess of importance was transacted.
Ait noon tomorrow the coirnmission will
open the sealed' bids for furnishing
?the .mine rial for putting dn the sewer
j system.
The Adam?' Racket Store has opened
this week the largest stock of taible
glassware they have ever shown.
The line oif tumiblens, tooth hbawn and
pressed, is <partileulan!y good. 'Bar gloss
of evBry description. (Price .tawer imam
ever. _ m-30-tt
Senator Mason, of Illinois,
Demands Action.
President McKiult'y'H i'luii Obnoxious to
Members of Cmigrex*. HiH MrtiwiKC
Asking for im Appropriation
Tor Cuban Kelief
Senator Ituwlings, of Utah, introduced
a 'joint resolution recognizing the itide
l>endenee o'f Cuba and declaring "war
against Spain.
S -nator Forukcr offered a resolution
for Cuban independence.
?Senator Five introduced a resolution
citing 'the conditions in Cuba and direct?
ing the President, in his discretion, to
take steps to drive the naval and mili?
tary fie-, c-s from the island of Cuba and
to secure the complete independence of
the island. The Foraker, Rawllngs and
Frye resolutions wenn to the Senate
committee on,'foreign relations.
The Populists and Silver Republicans
of both houses held a conference und it
resulted in resolutions presented -by
Senator Allen iin the Senate and Repre?
sentative Bell im the House, declaring
for Cuban independence.
The President decided not to send to
C. ngress yest' 'rday his contemplated
message asking for an appropriation to
feed starving Cubans on a larger scale
than her,-to."ore. The Senate- passed a
joi't resolution admitting free of duty
military supplies secured abroad.
The rumors that there were differ?
ences of opinii n in the cabinet are eUi
thoritively denied. ? ?- '
Members ot the calii'ni t{ express the
belief that the country will indorse the
President's Cuban policy. ?
Senator Mason spoke veh mently on
uhe Cuban question and arcused the
galleries to enthusiasm.
Bt is intimated that the1 Presid-fnt ivril
send to Congress within ten days the
correspondence in the negotiations in
progress now with Spain. A crisis is
? xpectc?d within a week.
'Representative Marsh introduced in
the Hons,- a joint resolution declaring
war with 'Spain.
(By Telegraph.)
la^IINWOX, March 2!>.-Interest
in t'he Cuban situation?uhe interest al?
most might be tetlmed excitement, so
intense was if?reached a climax in uhe
proceedings of uhe Senate today.
As in previous days of discussion of
the Cuban question, thousands or peo?
ple Hacked to t'he capital], only a few
.it whom, comparatively, could guim
admission to the galleries.
Within five minutes after the Senate
convened Mr 'Allen, of Nebraska, in?
troduced a resolution recognizing the
independence of tthe Cuban republic.
This w-as followed by a resolution pro?
posed by Mr. Raiwlins, of Utah, de?
claring ?war againsi '.he kingdom of
Spain. Mr. Foraker. of Ohio, then in?
troduced a resolution declaring.for such |
intervention in the Cuban war as would
bring a.bout the independence of the |
Cubans. TViU?wing Ullis came a resolu?
tion by Mr. Frye. of Maine, demand?
ing that Cuba be made free.
fPhe resolutions followed one another
so rapidly as aimoi-t to stun t'he audi?
tors, both Senators and spectators.
This w-as the condition when the Vice -
President recognized Mr. Mason, of Il?
linois, for his announced speech on the j
President's message transmitting to
Congress the findings of the court of
Mr. 'Mason lead his speech from
manuscript, but it was delivered with
all the vigor and fire of which he is
capable. The intensity of the feeling
of those in the galleries was evidenced
by a Btorm of applause which was elic?
ited by Iiis declaration that he -was for
wir. Vice-President Hobart had dif?
ficulty in suppressing, Uhe demonstra?
Alfter Mr. Mason's speech the Senate
passed 7-1 private pension bills and ifol
lo'wed this order with eulogies on the
late Senator Barle, of South Carolina,
one cut the most remarkable of which
wai- pronounced by 'Mr. Tillman, a long?
time political 'opponent of Generali
?Mr. Morrill. of Vermont, from the
finance tum.n.i'itee. reported a joint
resolution providing for the importation,
free i?f duty, of military supplies se?
cured abroad- into the United States,
and asked Per its immediate consider?
ation. It was passed.
The resolution of 'Mr. RawKns was as
follows: , , ..
"iWhereais. the -war waged by the
kingdom of Spain again' t the people
of Cuba lias destroyed . 'che.amerce
between them and the people ?t ihe
United States, and its revival wi'Jl be
impossible so long as such war may
continue, and . . .
?-.Whereas by the authority of tihat
kingdom, in the ?cJourse of such war
much American property has beer
s-i-oved and many American citizen's,
without just cause, have been >?Pr'*;.
owed and some assassinated in iuci.
prison cells, and
'IWhereas, while our ship f??%"nt
at anchor in the harbor of
within the dominion and under the con
."rol of the kingdom of Spain at a
p.ace^designated by her autlhority that
ship and most of uhe men on board
in uhle service of their country, by the
explosion of a tu.bma.rine mine, were
wilfuTiy 'wickedly and treacherously
mangled and destroyed: and
"'Wnereas. the kingdom of Spain has
-,,-oven hersetlf incompetent to tranquSl
Pze the island of Cuba, either by meth.
ods of ivace or by means <,i cevallzeil
warfare, and. aocordiing.y. has pro?
ceed to make desolate the hnunes of
':* peaceful inhabitants, driving men,
women,' and oWUdren inf.. guarded
camps, detaining them there without
making provision to shelter, clone
or feed them, thus wilfully causing
tibslr extermination to the number ?J
hundreds of thousands?toy the sHow and
torturous process of starvation; and
Whereas, against these wrxvurs
a-g.unst Bliese revaluing acts of liiilvu
moinlrty. this government has time and
ag.un made veaveful protests to the
^nsdorn or Spain at the same time
endea.\onng by a hvdr^ul charity to
Heve those whom she had thus brought
?to such ,,,r? .listress. and ,?ir repeated
protests having been distvgarded and
our efforts of pKWan trophy havin?
proved una vailing, and
"Whereas, firmly eonvimoed that fur?
ther peaceful protests wlM prove equally
in rain, and that the recognition of the
independence of the repulbllc of Cuba
and armed intervention in its behalf
by thus government ?will alone be ef?
fective for the redress of past and the
prevention of future wrongs, and
?HVher.-as. while regretting the ne?
cessity?now imperious?for such ac?
tion, but mindful of our duty to a
neighboring people and to humanity,
and with a clear consciousness as to
t'he justness of our caui-o. and that
our la-etion 'Will 'meet with the approv?
ing judgment 'of all civilized peoples,
'??Now. therefore, he it
"iRiesolved. 'By the Senate and House
oif'Representatives of the United States
of Aimerica. In Congress assembled.
Unit the Independence of the republic
of ICu'ba 'be. and the same is heretoy
ceeogntized and that war against the
kingdom of Spain be. and the some in
hereby declared, and the President is
Cieroby authorised and directed to em?
ploy th,. Imd and naval forces of -the
United States of America to wage such
war to smceess."
'.Mr. Mason first spike of the oomdl
tiv n of affairs in Cuba and tlhe picture
painted toy those who had visited the
?Speaking of the destruction of the
Maine, -Mr. Mat-on said:
"The battleship Maine, our gallant
.-??hip. went down and 2(18 of our gallant
citizen sailors with her. At the finite,
-.-very" citizen Of the United States, fa
m.ilian with the Spanish character,
felt confident 'it was Spanish treach?
"?Suppose ninety of the sailors who
were ?murdered had been United States
Senators; suppose the balance had been
members of Comgresi- or made up of
judges amd leading professional and litis
inecs men.'would forty dayishaveelapsed
before wur was begun.or suppose oac.n
Senator had a ?m or father there?
Do we tell our children the truth when
we say that the l?fe of every .American
is of lequail value before flic law? They
were not Senators, they were saiilore.
Their wlidvjws and orphans cry aloud
to us. tile silent appeal of 2GS seamen
comes to us again and again, saying
we are Ifesh of your flesh, bone of your
bone and blood of your 'blood; we loved
tnd died for the Hag that shields you.
What is to toe our answer? Shall we
answer with money? Mr. President. 1
speak only for myself, and I am for
"Rut gentlemen may we say: "Don't
say you are 'for war: say you are for
oirmed intervention, w'hiioh means war.
1 believe in calling these things by
t'h'eiir right names, ff we 'believe that
murdering our men, slinking our ship
and lowering our flag is not cause for
war, say so, and -refer it. as they did
the Virginlus affair, and allow our
brothers to be sold like flock for -gold.
If .it is a cause tor war. let's assume
the responsibility put uiv.it us by the
constitution, and say so, not only to
Spain 'but to the whole world. Let us
not say one thing and .mean another.
For God's sake let uts not Spa.ii.is.luzc
our diplomacies, 'but ra-fbor spmik the
truth and prove ourselves true cfosciplee
of Jatnes G. Blame.
"We can bide no lon.T^r under tue ex?
ecutive wing. He can n-ither Jeci.ue
war nor refuse it. Congress alone ca..
declare war. I for one am reaay to
vote now. But tb-re are ihtis-? who say
that the coux does not ;ix the resp?Etl
blLity. It was not necess ity, the 'Bcac'
at any price' niati cannot esca.p.- so. The
law fixes the responsibility.
"The explosive was owned, located
and exploded by Spain and Si?ain must
answ? r.
"1 shall oppose any plan to assist
Spain to place any kind oif autonomy on
Cuba. Spain cannot lie trusted to keep
her promise and we cannot undertake
to compel h*r.
"Let us awake! Shake off the Chi?
nese narcotic that locks us in drowsy
indoKmce, .murmuring 'Peace at any
price,' awake as our forefathers did- at
Concord and Bunker Hill; awake to
glorious war against a nation that
ouiT.s h'omes aind murdt-rs women and
children, awake to glorious war that
seeks to gain fords not treasure or ter
ritoiy, but a war to drive ^ihe oppressor
from the continent, to set the Cuban
slag in the sky forever, ain' a war that
will help us for gen- rations to come, by
giving notice that the honor of our flag
and the lives of our citizens must he re?
spected among the nations of th
At the conclusion of Mr. Mason's
speech, Mr. Morgan, of Alabama, pre?
sented and secured the passage of a res?
olution calling upon the President for
information as to the disposition made
of Congress' appropriation of $50.000 for
the n. lief of American, citizens in Cuba
and as to the numlier of American citi?
zens relieved from the fund.
At 2:15 'P. M. Mr. Tillman. of South
Carolina, in accordance with previous
notice, presented resolutions concerning
the death of the late Joseph. A. Karle,
?a Senator from South Carolina. Eulo
gies upon Senator Earle wer.- delivered
by IMr. McLaurin, Mr. Chandler. Mr.
Clav. Mr. Spooner.!Mr. Clinton. Mr. Can-,
non, Mr. Keney, Mr. MciEneiy and Mr.
One of the most remarkable eulogi-s
probably ever delivered !w the Senate
was that pronouncd toy Mr. Tillman. In
ptying a brilliant tribute to th ? late
Senator, Mr. Tillman said he f it that
if he failed to pay it the history of the
fame and virtues of General Karl
would lack the important testimony
which he alone could give.
Mr. Tillman then review-d what he
said was one of the'most remarkable
political ? amnalgns ever .waged?thit
for the gubernatorial nomination in th
Palmetto State In 1S0O, in which he an 1
Genera! Karle were rival candidates,
in that campaign the reform movement,
headed by Mr. Tillman, was success?
ful. General Karle carrying only f ur
of the thirty-five counties of the state.
During that campaign1 General Eirl-i
won the admiration of a.ll by the intre?
pidity find distinguished ab'lity with
which he conducted himse f and pavfd
th^- way to his subseouent ele~?>on to
the Senate. Tn. conclusion Mr. Tillman
-?aid that while his might not b.- the
h'ghest tribute that could he ptid t i
General Earie, non- certainly could be
?ii.'re .oil- ere and' heartfelt.
As a further mark of respe ??. the ft n
ate then, at 4:25 P. M.. adjourned.
HlnrrTiaiR OF 1 t'BI ? Ri"\S FiVTATJ V RS
WASHINGTON, 'March 2?.?The
Hons- today quietly proceed'd with the
order of the day?the consideration, of
orivate bills. Xo opportunity was af?
forded under the vul-s o'f debit'ng the
all-absorbing topic, tou! memtoers sto d
flhout the cloak rooms and lobbies a 1
day long discussing the situation. The
most intense fe ling was manifested.
The (House, after- passing a bill to pen?
sion the widow of General John L. Ste?
venson,.at th-- rate of $30 per month,
devoted the whole day to the considera?
tion, of the bill to pay certain claims tor
stores and supplies furnished to the
Union .by loyal citizens of ihe South
, during the war. Tlwre was a bitter con
? test over a claim of $217,000 j>reJerTed
l>y the heirs of the widow of General
Robert B. Lee. She inli? rited the claim
from Mrs. Fitzhugh. her aunt, who it
was admitted, was loyal.
Mr. Swanson (Democrat), o'f Virgin-iu.
who championed the payment of the
claim, said that Mrs. Lev was tlie heir
of Mis. Fitzhugh and he thought in th s
enlightened age it was outrageous to set
up the contention that the blood of
?Kotiert 10. Le could nut inherit prop?
erty given them by a loyal citizen ,if
the United States. IMessrs. Yost lite
publican), of Virginia, and Jems (Dem?
ocrat), ol Virginia, supported the calm,
but it was stricken out, 92-81.
When the bill was reported to tl e
House Mr. Swanson. demanded a : "11
call on the Lee claim. The vote In com?
mittee w as confirmed. 132-91.
The House recessed before the hill
was ipassed. It provides for the pay?
ment of about Sid claims aggregating
abiut $1,200,000.
'Representative Marsh, of Illinois,
chairman of the House committee on
the militia, today introduced 'the fol?
lowing Joint resolution declaring war
berwe n the government c? Spain ml
its dependencies and the United St a es
end her ten kories:
"That war !>. and the same is he.eby
declared to exist lietweenr the govern
mttnt'of Sixtin and her dependenee&s and
the United -States und her territories,
and that the PreaieMit ,,f the United
Statins is hereby authorized to use the
whole land and naval force of tin- Uni?
ted States, including the militia and the
naval militia, thereof, to carry the same
into effect."
The evening session of the Hons- was
devoted to the consideration of private
Pension bills.
lti-pi-cscntalives 'Mercer, of Nebraska,
ind Hartman, of Montana, today in?
troduced resoiHi'ttiom? recognizing Uhe
/independence of 'Cuba.
(Megargee in- Philadelphia Times.)
Commodore Schley Is now in ehtrge of
that Hying squadron that some people?
many ipeciple?pray may "have" a chance
to give flight to its wings. The mere
suggestion of his name brings to the
narrator's mind a vision of a clear
c-yed, healtihy-hucU man. walking?not
treading, for -treading suggests an un?
necessarily bellicose individual?the up?
permost planks of the cruiser New
York, one ef the prides of the American
navy. It happened in the fair month of
April of th-. year 1SH6. Secretary Her?
bert was thete. Admiral Hunce's keen*
eyes hod ranged over the scene. There
was talk of war even then, but the pub?
licly given reason for th- rendezvous in
Hampton Roads was the opening of.
John Chamberlin's Heitel. The mere
mention- of that name In conne. tion
with the sc tie shculd set many minds
thinking: ino .matter how. He"once con?
ducted a gambling establishment. So
did the Prince of Monte Carlo.
When Chamberlini opened the house
that now -makes Old Point Comfort a
more attractive pleasure resort thun it
Was ever before, th- private dinne-r?
apart form the public ball?that had
made) the event famous, was honored
by the presence of the- Postmaster Gen?
eral, the gen- ral of the army, the ad?
miral of the navy, distinguished Sena?
tors and members of -the House of Rep?
resentatives anil humbler folks.
Schley was there.
Then a captain. Now a commodore.
A visit made to him and his at that
lime, ?und, of course, by "bis" is meant
bis vessel, could not fail to impr ss
every intelligent lierson; it could not
but highly inspire everyone possessed
with th-- slightest spark of patriotism.
The cruiser New York seen in Cramp's
shipyard was not the cruiser New York
seen on the broad bosom of Hatnpb n
Reads, ready at a moment's notice if
necessary 'to Hy to the relief of the op?
pressed Cubans. 'Bristling with arma-'
meant eif enormous size, tlKir manage?
ment and that of the other necessary
functions of the Unit requiring ihe em?
ployment of't hi Ply-six S' parate and dis?
tinctive steam engines, containing near?
ly six hundred active and alert and
ecu-rag.ens men. she presented a pie*
tu'rw -of m> nace to any foe that is most
impressive. Visitors to her at that time
could never forget Captain Schtev. Vi-t
commander, a typical gentleman-soldi' r
of the sea Tall, lithe, of graceful man?
ners, with a natural courtesy springing
from his Baltimore birth, a man ot
travel and -. f books, with an eye that
Invites confidence or inspires fear, a lin?
guist of such attainments that he never
needed an interpreter to conduct deli?
cate negotiations with Frenchman..
Spaniard or Italian, lie stands today a
typo of -he class of men of whom every
American should be proud. His m;re
presence, apart from his conversation,
makes it quickly understat.td.ebte how
la the harbor of Valparaiso, at a peril
ros moment. It ? defied the combined
fleets of Gteat Britain and of Chili, with
his decks nightly prepared for action
and confident that with his one vessel
he could have cleaned out the entire
hat(>or within two hours, and his men
were of the same belief.
'It is but fitting that such a man as
Commodore Schley should helve under
him thos-ht to do his bidding. Not only
are his officers models -of naval training,
but his marines anil sS lots cannot be
equaled. This is no idle statement. It
comes from one who has s-en them
drawn up in lines of "Attention" in
every pirt of the New York as he in?
spected it. and he could not fail to com?
ment upon and admire their tali and
athletic forms and their -manly bracing
Not among them the setiat figures of
the (Norsemen and the Swede who h-iv
degenerated from their hardy ancestors
of centuries gone by, a few perhaps of
the stolid Germans and the fragile Ital?
ians who are not noted for making g->od
sailers. An inquiry ot Captain Schley
?captain then?as to the percentage of
native born1 Americans among them
brought forth the surprising and gratify?
ing statement -that eighty-five per cent,
of his men were true sons of Uncle Sam.
an oss-rtinn which is certainly contrary
to the general public belief.
And fighters all.
These tire some of the things you
should kneiw just now.
Then- are others.
Rut Schley is on deck.
(Bv Telegraph.)
'BALTIMORE. Mar. h 20.?WiHi.am TT.
Edmunds, founder and editor of the
Southern States Magazine, died this
morning at his home in Roland Park.
He was one of the founders of the
Manufacturers' R> e-ord and at one I'm?
proprietor of the Anniston-, Ala., Hot
(By Telegraph.)
j WASHINGTON, ?March 20.?The Pres
id-nt today nominated Thomas C.
Walker to be collector of customs for
the district of Rappahannoek, Va.
(By Telegraph.)
SA-VAiNNAl.-VH. C.A., March 29.?iBa-1
t-lmore whitewashed Savannah 'Unlay.
Savannah . 00000000 0?0 3 8
Baltimore . 00000313 x?7 11 3
I Baterles?'Herbert, Staitz, Chance and
BaWentyne: Hughes, Nops and Clarke.
When bilious or costive, eat a Cas
caret. candy cartihartic, cure guaran?
teed, 10c, SSc
' ? ? ? ? '' ?" " - - - vt ? r ?? ?
Martial Spirit Abroad in the
KepiiullcunK Acaln-t Furiher Delay of
Action on the Cuban I?me. Vigorous
Speeches Dcnuuclatar? of Spitm.
"A C'oiunrimisu With UcU."
(By Telegraph.)
WiAJSHINGTON. Marc* 29.?The re?
volt in the 'House agairiet further delay
of action on the Cu'wn assue cuiminat
ed today in a conference ofiiepuiQ-li
can mte-mbers, whose ideas -are in ac?
cordance -with a positive early course,
vtaiut Intty Representatives attended
representing all sections. (Representa?
tive Hopkins, of Illinois, a momlber iif
the Ways and Means Com'mittee, pre
-?'ded. (Representative Joy. of Missouri.
as secretary. The meeting was cali
ed to take steps to secure immediate
""ervemtion in soime form and the re
jnition of Ou'ban independence. It
s t'iie 11 ret definite step following
?cushions in the ctloak rooms and lob
s since the President's message was
presented yesterday, by many members
i'li" favor Immediate and aggressive
ctiiOn. Up' to the present sentiment
cas lulf concealed, but strong feeling
xasted against voting money for Cu?
ban relief unless accompanied by action
a) stop the war. The meeting today
vas called with a view to acoompiish
ng t'he -unqualified removal of the
Spanish troops from Cuba and the
prompt armed intervention in the af
irs of tiiat island. Late this aifter
on it was decided to call a meeting
mediately after adjournment. The
word wias quietly pasted around, but
many who are enthusiastically in favor
intervention failed of notification,
ugh the mumher present would be
sufficiently large 'by consolidation 'with
the Democratic forces, to carry out
.1. program. Representative Hopkins,
is chairman, 'brietly stated the objects
of the meeting. He indicated his dis?
appointment that the President's mes?
sage carried no outline ot definite re?
sponsive policy foward Spain, and that
he did not believe further delay should
be 'brooked. He. however, thought the
administration miig'ht have another day
.it- two in which to act and faillnig to
Jo so. Congress should .take the matter
into its own hands independently and
act at once. He favored action looking
to 'Cuban independence, but mode no
-specific suggest ions as to the method
of its accomplislh'ment. Representa?
tive Tiawney, of Minnesota, another
mem'ber of t'he Ways and Meamts Com?
mit te'e, said this country should mot
stop short of securing .the ?ibsolut? in?
dependence of Cuba. He referred to
the efforts to have , the matter-: brought
directly be&ore the House anil said he
.wished to secure a resolution for the
prompt com-Id era ti on of t'he question
in the door. 'Representative Belknap,
of Illinois, who favors 'immediate, de?
cisive action, took the floor to ask a
numlber of questions tending to bring
out Bile sentiment of t'he meeting and
the policy to be followed. Various
views -.were presented as to the best
means for securing action though the
feeling that no action other than the
cessation uf hostilities on the Island
and absolute independence should he
taken apparently was ununlimous. Rep?
resentative -Marsh, of Illinois, chairman
?f the Oonvmittee on Militia, made a
vigorous speeches, in whichhedemounced
Spain as the proven cuipaible -party to
the 'blowing up of the Maine. iHe hiad
a ither to taken a most conservative view
f the situation and had not believed
it would be shown that Spain had -had
.i hand in tiie disaster. Now, he said,
he would put an end to Spanish rule
.there 'by iimim'ed'.aie intervention f"--1
Tormu'i ivcuacti.'cn of Cuban lnde
emdenee Just as early aa Congress
;uld act. IHis inference to Spanish
tvlicies as to reeonoentrados and o.toer
phases of the war were wtirmly ap
?butuk-d. Representative Larimer a-so
poko at considerable length and s?d.
ae was in- favor of securing absoilute
nd'epemdence 'by any means w thatsoever.
He deprecated the d?liy that had al?
ready occurred and protested tlhit the
people of this country would not stand
he withholding of action. Other spe^k
?rs were Representatives Reaves, of
;;o,?w.,i,s. pierce, of Miscount Hicks, of
Pennsylvanii: 'Brumm, of Pennsylvania:
J'ov, of Missouri: ICirlspatrick, of Per.ti
. yivan'ia: Arnold, of Peronsyivania;
i rid Lawrence, of 'Massachusetts. It
.vas pofinted out that while It was fit.
.'hat tlhe executive should he given, as
i'.ve had been, a reasonable time within
which tii advit-e, it was exclusively uhe
function of Congress to declare war,
commence hostilities, or take action off
that character. The remarks carried
he view that a mere recognition of bel?
ligerency was not to lie considered,
for it would not of itself bring a ces?
sation of hostilities, and that Imterven
.-k.in. anmed and immediate, and recog?
nition of independence only would be
considered. Some more conservatively
put -it "to Intervene and if necessary
support i-uch action toy the prompt
dispatch of our land and maval forces
to il'u.bo."
After vigorous speeches demunoiaitory
of Spain, it was de-ciided to dtefer action
until' 3 oVtock tomorrow aifternoon
'Phe present prog-ratm is to .present to
the 'Speaker evidences that a large
majority favor the step, and the Cuiban
synrputliiztcrs believe that once con?
vinced ?f the numhers enlisted to its
.-up-port he will yield to them. It is
uls'o proposed' to comraumlieatie their
senttoent to President McKinley. The
?tep today is expected to hear fruit in
important action in the House Thurs
iday. Tomorrow a poll of the Housa
will be taken.
The fMlo'wing were among those who
oarticiipated im the conferences:
Messrs. Hopkins, 'Mann, Warner, Whit*,
Reeves. Belknap. March and Lorlimer,
iif Illinois: Tawney, MimneHOta;
Spatildtog, William Alden Smith. Sam
?tel W. Smith. Mesick. Sheldon. Cor?
liss and Hamilton, Michigan; Mercer,
Nebraska; White. North Carolina.;
Mudd, Maryland: Sul'.oway, New Hamp?
shire; Knox and Lawrence, Massachu?
setts: Johnson, Nor:h T>akota; Brown
low. Tennessee: Colson. Kenitucky;
Brown, Ohio: Ellis, Oregon: Joy and
Pierce. Mist-ouri; Hicks, Klrkpatrick,
Vnnold and Brumm. Pennsylvania.
"Pacific" R-esoluticn Turned Down and
a Ringing Substitute Adopted.
(Bv Telegraph.)
OTNCIN1NATI, March 29.?The cham?
ber of commerce of Cincinnati had be?
fore it today a resolution expressing
confidence in the wisdom and patriot?
ism of the administration in dealing
with the Culvnn question, .but that reso?
lution was carried off Its feet with, a
whirl or enthusiastic pitriot'sm when
the following substitute, offered by
Cement! Hickenloper, was adopted in tta
"Resolved, That from this time forth
(Continued on Fourth Fa#?.}

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