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General Miles Endeavors to Ob
taiQ Niger's Approval of
Y\\s Plans.
NEW YORK, ".pril 11.— A Washington special to the Herald says:
S'-iould the recommendations of Major General Miles, commanding: the
army, be approved by Secretary Alger, all the Unite 1 States infantry
east of the :i<x*ky Mountains will be massed at Chiekamauga National
Fark before the end of this week. Secretary Alger, however, up to this
time has withheld his approval of the concentration ordered, having
permitted the movement of only the Twenty-fifth Infantry, which
Btarted yesterday from Fort Missoula, Mont., after many delays. Six
companies of this regiment are under orders to proceed to Chicka
mauga and two go directly to Dry Tortugas.
(it-neral Miles had a long conference with Secretary Alger to-day
in which the commanding general strongly urged upon the Secretary
the necessity of prompt action with regard to the concentration of the
available military forces of the nation. Secretary Alger will have an
other conference with General Miles to-morrow, when the general sit
uation with special reference to the attitude and probable action of
Congress will be again discussed.
General Miles and all army officers at the department consider that
the Spanish overtures of the last few days have not in any way
changed the situation. They regard the outlook as serious in the ex
treme, and believe that war is imminent. For these reasons they
strenuously advocate concentration and organization of troops on a
■war bisis at the earliest posrible moment.
General Miles does not advocate the calling out of the National
Guards in adva. re of actual hostilities. Their services will not be
asked for until war has been declared or intervention in Cuba agreed
may be enacted as a result of his mes
lage. no matter how serious the conse
quences may ho. Now Congress has the
responsibility upon it. It is the Presi
dent's sincere hope that it will weigh
every phase of the question as carefully
as he hns done and that when it does
act, it will declare for forcible interven
tion, and not in the form of a direct de
claration of war.
"Rather that the Administration
should be an ignominious failure
than that it should be responsible for
an unholy war/ is a favorite expres
sion of the President.
Should he be clothed with authority
to use the military and naval forces to
intervene solely for the purpose of es
tablishing peace and order in Cuba, the
President proposes to exercise it first
by transmitting to Spain a copy of the
resolution, with a statement that his
obligations require him to carry out the
will of Congress, and a notification that
he will do so at once, unles^ Spain with
draws from the island.
In other words, the President will
deliver an ultimatum to Spain before
making a naval demonstration, in
the hope that Spain may at the last
moment consent to the concession of
the independence of the people of
that island upon an indemnity, or
upon some other basis which may be
satisfactory to all parties involved.
If war should then come, whether
"holy" or "unholy," he will feel that
the responsibility is on Spain.
One significant sign of peace is that
diplomatic relations between the United
States and Spain have not been severed
as a result of the message sent to Con
gress to-day. It is true that all our
Consuls have been called out of Cuba
and that would indicate a preliminary
sign of war, but our Minister is still at
Madrid and Spain's representative is
still here. It was supposed that when
ihe President's message went to Con
gress .Spain would at once take um
brage and recall Minister Polo de Ber
nabe. She has not done so, nor has the
President recalled Minister YVoodford.
The two Ministers are thus at their posts
of duty and in position to resume nego
tiations for a definite settlement of the
Cuban question pending the differences
between the two countries involving the
Maine disaster in the event that Spain
should succeed in getting the Cubans to
consent to the armistice which the
Queen has proclaimed.
The whole matter is left in the hands
of Congress, so far as the President is
concerned, but if anyti n^ should come
of the negotiations which are known to
be secretly under way to secure the in
dependence of Cuba on an indemnity
basis, there is no doubt that the Presi
dent would quickly open negotiations
with Spain while Congress is deliber
ating over the form of action it will
This is the only ray of hope shin
ing forth from the war-clouds which
are still hovering over us, and while
too much importance should not be
attached to it, it should not be lost
sight of as one of the remote possi
The text of the armistice which is now
in the possession of the President, I was
told to-night, was rather disappointing
to the authorities here, and if the full
terms had been known this morning, the
addition to the President's message inti
mating a desire for delay might not have
been inserted.
As to the Congressional situation, all
indications to-night point to some days'
delay. Both houses are in an ugly
frame of mind. The President's mes
sage, while satisfactory to the conserva
tive classes, is disappointing to the ma
jority. One of the chief points of dis
satisfaction is the omission of any ref
erence to the question ot the independ
ence in the demands wnich the messaee
shows the President has made upon
Spain. His reference to a "stable form
of government means, in the opinion of
most of those who takft exception to the
message, that the President still favors
an autonomist form of government for
Cuba, and his line of argument against
recognition of independence at this time
is interpreted to mean that he never
contemplated anything further in his de
mands upon the Madrid authorities.
It is this question of recognition
of independence that is the main
bone of contention in Congress and
one which -will provoke the delay
which Spain is praying for.
The Foreign Affairs committees are
divided on the question in their efforts
to formulate a resolution for final adop
tion. Strong efforts have been made to
get both committees into line upon the
same resolution, so as to expedite action
when the matter comes before the two
Houses. There is little doubt that the
recommendations of the two commit
tees, whatever they may be, will finally
prevail, but with certain factions favor
ing the recognition of independence as a
prelude to forcible intervention, another
in favor of an out and out declaration
of war, another standing with the Pres
ident in favor of forcible intervention as
one step to be taken at this time, some
•lays' debate will undoubtedly ensue
after the committees have reported.
The peace men. who do not want any
action at all, must also be taken into
consideration. With the elastic rules of
the Senate these men would be able to
prolong the debate indefinitely.
Naturally great interest is manifested
in administration and Congressional cir
cles as to the attitude which will be as
sumed by the great powers in the event
that Congress should direct the Presi
dent to forcibly intervene to end the
war in Cuba. None of the powers has
gone so far as to officially state the po
sition it will adopt, and for the present
their interest in the matter is confined to
the efforts they are making to urge
Spain to make all possible haste in ar
ranging terms of peace with the insur
It is admitted by representatives of the
powers with whom I talked that they
believe the joint representation they
made at the White House last week had
the effect, in the first place, of causing
the President to postpone the transmis
sion of his message to Congress until
to-day, and, second, of indirectly result
ing in its being couched in milder terms
than before they saw Mr. McKinley.
If the insurgents should refuse to ac
cept the liberal propositions offered by
Spain, they believe this Government
should withdraw its moral support and
prospective armed intervention, and
this, it is believed, would have the ef
fect of causing the Cubans to come to
The expulsion of Spain from the
island of Cuba and the declaration of the
independence of the island from the
sovereignty of Spain will probably be
the vital points in the resolution which
will finally be adopted by Congress.
Strenuous efforts are now being made to
get the Foreign Relations Committee of
the Senate and the Foreign Affairs
Committee of the House into line upon
the s?me resolution, and to have the re
port of the two as nearly unanimous as
possible. Up to the present time these
efforts have not succeeded. It has not
even been possible to harmonize the dif
ferences of the Republican members of
either committee. The question of rec
ognizing of in any way referring to in
dependence in the resolution is a stumb
ling block. Practically every member of
each committee has in his pocket the
text of a resolution which he believes
ought to be adopted. These all differ,
but they range themselves under three
heads — intervention without reference to
independence, to establish peace and
stable government; intervention by de
claration of independence of the people
of Cuba without recognizing the present
so-called Government, and intervention
accepted by direct recognition of the
present so-called Government. The sec
ond of these, which is in the nature of
a compromise, seems to-night to be the
one on which agreement is most proba
ble. Much may depend upon the state
ment made to Congress by Consul Gen
eral Lee when he appears before them.
The majority of the Senate Com
mittee on Foreign Relations is to
night in favor of a mandatory reso
lution in reply to the President's
The committee went into secret ses
sion as soon as the Senate adjourned
and remained in session four hours. The
debate was exceedingly spirited, but
there was a wide diversity of opinion
over the question of immediate interven
tion or leaving it to the discretion of the
President, as suggested in the message.
There was also a diversity of opinion on
the subject of recognizing the independ
ence of the Cuban republic. When the
meeting adjourned no definite action
had been reached, and the committee
adjourned to meet again to-morrow,
when it is expected that Consul General
Lee will appear, and make a statement
as to the situation in Cuba and will
clear up the question as to whether he
can shed any additional light on the
Maine disaster. All the members of the
committee are pledged to secrecy, but
it is known that if a vote had been taken
on the proposition favored by the ma
MADRID, April 11.— The Lib
eral, in a spirited article this
morning on the political situa
tion, says: "President McKin
ley's message will decide Spain's
course. If the Washington Gov
ernment changes its conduct,
withdraws its threats and fol
lows the dictates of justice,
peace-loving Spain will forgive
the injuries done her and will
turn from war. But if the re
public continues its course in in
sisting on armed intervention
Spain without arrogance or fear
will accept the challenge, allow-
ing no one to restrain her, seek
ing counsel or help from no one
to maintain her flag unstained
and her sovereignty untouched.
The nation is strong enough, be
ing closely united with the army
which is really the nation
jority, to report a mandatory resolution,
there would not have been a dissenting
voice sufficient to warrant a minority
report. As it was, the committee ad
journed without committing itself to any
definite resolution.
In view of the expected arrival of
Consul General Lee to-morrow the com
mittee will not be ready to submit its
report to the Senate before Wednesday.
In the meantime a mighty effort will be
made to swing the entire committee into
line in support of the President's re
commendations. The friends of imme
diate intervention are positive to-night
that there is but slight probability of the
majority of the committee reversing:
their present judgment. In any event
there is apt to be protracted debate on
any resolution reported back from the
committee. The elastic rules of the Sen
ate admit of the greatest freedom of dis
cussion, and some Senators will insist
upon getting their views Into the Record
before they cast their votes. It is prob
able that in the end the House commit
tee will fall in line and accept such res
olution as may be agreed to by the Sen
ate committee.
The Republican members of the
House committee held a prolonged con
ference this afternoon without coming
to any agreement. The advocates of rec
ognizing the independence of the so
called republic of Cuba held out stren
uously for their end and refused to ac
cept any compromise. The conference
broke up with the differences between
the participants as wide as before. An
other conference was held to-day, last
ing until a late hour, but the advocates
jf the different forms of resolutions
proposed found it still impossible to
reconcile their differences.
There will be a meeting of the full
committee to-morrow morning, but in
view of the failure of the Republican
members to reach a conclusion to-night
no resolution will be reported to the
House to-morrow. It is possible that
the committee may delay action long
enough to hear Consul General Lee
after the Senate committee is through
with him.
Banished Wins the Tennessee Club
Purse at Memphis.
MEMPHIS, Tr-nn., April 11.— There was
no stake feature on the card at Mont
gomery Park to-day, but six well-filled
races attracted a large crowd, which
kept the twenty-two bookies busy. The
weather was pleasant. There was much
comment among horsemen upon the de
feat of Or unent by Salvable in the
Montgomery handicap, and the opinion is
that Ornament was not ready for a bruis
ing race with such a heavy impost up.
The great son of Order is regarded as a
•crtain starter in the Brooklyn handicap
at Gravesend in May, for which event he
has been the winter favorite.
Five furlongs. Pearl "Walker won, Hen
rica second. Jim Lisle third. Time 1:03%.
Four furlongs. Lieber Anton won, Ban
ish second. Sagita third. Time, lso\
Tennessee Club purse, six furlongs.
Banished won. Millstream second, Globe
II third. Time, UVP/L
One mile, selling. Wilson won, George
B Cox second, Elenor Holmes third.
Time, 1:41%.
Five furlongs, selling, High Jinks won,
Lennop second, Trombone third. Time,
Steeplechase, about two miles. Captain
Piersal won, imp. Alfonso second. Bob
Neeley third. Time, S:03&
CINCINNATI, April 11.— While being
(vanned up for the last race at Newport
to-day Blacking Brush ran away three
miles and was scratched. Great Land won
tuiother race to-day from a good field of
2-year-Olds. Track fast:
Six furlongs— Panohita TI won. Judge
Baker second Motilla third.' Time, I:lsV*.
Four furlongs— Black Venus won, Pansy
B second, Francis Reed third. Time,
Seven furlongs— Deyoe won, Baratari
second, Duchess of York third. Time,
One mile— Swordsman won, Dominica
second, Fasig third. Time, 1:48)4.
Four and a half furlongs— Great Land
won, Deblaise second, John F. Vogt third.
Time, :56.
One mile, selling— Llewanna won. Carrie
Lyle second. Rockwood third. Time, 1:42.
WASHINGTON, April 11.— The spring
meeting of the Washington Jockey Club
opened at Bennlngs to-day. The track
was good and the weather showery. Only
two of the favorites, Filigrane and First
Fruit, won, the other three events going
to long shots. Results:
Three-year-olds and upward, six fur
longs—Summer Sea won, Handprees sec
ond. Ortolan third. Time, 1:16.
Maiden 2-year-olds, half mile— FillgTane
won. St. Clair second, Bonny Boy third.
Time, 51*4.
Three-ye'ar-olde and upward, selling, six
and a half furlongs— Her Own won. Louise
N second. Lucid third. Time. 1:23»4.
Maiden 3-year-olds, six and a half fur
longs—First Fruit won, Sophomore sec
ond. Masconomo third. Time, 1:254.
Owners' handicap, 3-year-olds and up
ward, one mile— Our Johnny won, Sensa
tional second, Thomas Cat third. Time,
BOSTON, April 11.— The marriage of
Benjamin H. Cheney, the well-known mil
lionaire of this city, to Miss Julia Artimr,
the actress, was announced to-day. The
announcement was a complete surprise to
all save the most intimate friends of the
couple. The ceremony took place some
time ago in Now York. Miss Arthur has
been quite ill recently.
PHILADELHPIA, April 11.— Jack Daly
of Wilmingrton had the better of the ar
gument with Kid Lavigne to-day at the
Arena. The bout went the full six rounds
and Dajy had the better of every round
but the second. Lavigne was Knocked
down in the first and fifth rounds. In the
second round Lavigne punished Daly with
some heavy stomach blows.
Wind Blights the Cropg.
WOODLAND, April 11.— Instead of a
refreshing rain as has been hoped for, a
nerce and desiccating north wind blew to
day, and there are many who believe that
it is destroying the last vestige of hope
fur a crop.
Coqsul HH Q o na an d a Party of
Americans Tal^e Refuge on
St. Thon)as Island.
Copyrighted, IS9B. by James Gordon Bennett.
ST. THOMAS, West Indies, April 11.— In accordance with orders
from "Washington to proceed immediately to this island, Mr. P. C.
Hanna, United States Consul in San Juan de Porto Rico, arrived here
to-day on a Spanish schooner. He was accompanied by his wife and
party of fifteen Americans, including Mr. Delvalle, the vice-consul,
and family; Mr. and Mrs. Wyman and Mrs. Van Syckle. Before leav
ing San Juan Mr. Hanna turned over the affairs of the United States
consulate to the British Consul. All Americans remaining on the is
land will he under the protection of the British flag.
Mr. Hanna says that the officials of Porto Rico extended every
courtesy as he was leaving. At the time of his departure the authori
ties of Porto Rico were in entire ignorance as to the situation. Troops
were under orders to be ready for service at any time, and plans
were afoot to put 30,000 rifles into the hands of civilians. Cannon are
being placed at different strategic points, coal and water supplies are
being increased and the impression is general that war has broken
out between the United States and Spain. This has caused scores of
citizens to move into the interior, so aa to be out of range of naval
There are grave fears of a serious revolution should the United
States blockade San Juan. Consul Hanna is anxious to return to
Porto Rico as soon as possible, as the British Consul is soon to
leave San Juan on leave of absence.
The Spanish cruisers Vizcaya and Almirante Oquendo were at San
Juan when Mr. Hanna left that port.
The Spanish Consul Was
Summoned There on
Last Sunday.
WASHINGTON, April 11.— De
Castro, the Spanish consul at
San Francisco, is here, and it is
understood that he will soon be
transferred to another post.
This information comes from an
attache of the Spanish legation
in Washington. An attache of
the legation said to-night that
although Mr. De Castro was
here on official business and
would soon te transferred to
another post of duty, the senor's
conscience was clear and he was
not afraid.
Felipe de Castro, the Spanish Consul,
has left San Francisco, and from the
present strained relations existing be
tween the United States and the coun
try which he represents it is not at all
probable that he will return. This much
information was given out at the office
of the Spanish Consulate yesterday by
Acting Vice-Consul Camilo Martin.
The account of De Castro's sudden and
almost mysterious departure was pub
lished exclusively in yesterday's Call.
When a representative of The Call
called upon the vice-Consul yesterday
he found that gentleman in his office
in the Spring Valley building intensely
absorbed in the perusal of a magazine.
From the evident interest manifested
upon his countenance in the article
that he was reading it was apparent
that he had nut read the President's
message, or, if he had, that he attached
very little importance to it.
He received the reporter with all the
customary courtesy and dignity that
characterizes the Dons of Castile. The
inquiry us to the whereabouts of Con
sul de' Castro brought forth the answer
from his deputy that he was in Wash
ington, D. C, Avhere he had gone last
Sunday, having been summoned there
by an order from the Spanish Minister,
Senor Bernabe.
"When will he return?"
"I do not know," answered the vice-
Consul. . "
"Why did the Consul send out the
P. P. C. cards?"
"He presumed that he was sum
moned to Washington with the view of
being exchanged to some other post,
and, as is the custom in such cases, he
thought it best to comply with the
ethics of the Consular system."
"If there is a change made in tne
Consulship who will succeed Pelipe de
'■That I cannot say at present," re
plied Camilo Martin, "bu until an
oher person is appointed by the bpan
ish Government, if there is to be a
change. I myself will be in charge of
the office." ; ..
No word has been received from the
Consul since his arrival in Washing
ton was reported. If he does not re
turn his family, who are at present
here, will follow him East and join
him there Mr. Martin did not know
why De Castro had been summoned to
Washington, nor could he throw any
light upon the nature of the business
that had been the cause of his depart
ure From the tenor of his remarks
it is presumable that he does not ex
pect his chief to return here. So far no
word has been received at the Consul
ate from the absent Consul as to when
he will return, or if he expects to re
turn at all. ,
There is one Hgniflcant point In con
nection with the summoning of De
Castro to Washington that has much
weight. He has kept himself thorough
ly posted as t, the naval and military
defenses of the PaciH Coast, and it is
believed that it was for the purpose of
giving information upon this point to
the Spanish Minister that he was sum
moned to Washington.
REDDING, April 11.— An unknown
miner, working alonfe. in a drift in the
Hoffschneider mine near Iron Mountain,
was caved upon on Saturday and buried
under 200 cubic feet of rock. The man's
failure to put in an appearance at dinner
time resulted in the discovery of the dis
aster. By hard and incessant work Hoff
schnelder and the mine cook reached the
body before It had become cold. The Cor
oner was summoned and the corpse
brought to this city for interment, arriv
ing at a late hour Sunday evening.
Among the few nersonal eftects of the
deceased was found a tintype, which is
supposed to be a hKeness of the victim,
token at an early age. A letter from a
patent medicine manufacturer in the
Eastern States offering an agency to Joe
Thomas, and addressed to Brooks, Or., is
the only clew to the name of the unfortu
nate man. There were several other pat
ent medicine circulars, but none of these
were addressed.
The deceased is described as a man of
about five feet six Inches in height and
weighing about 150 pounds. He was of a
sandy complexion, with dark hair and a
mustache of a reddish tinge. He was
about 36 years of age.
Its Cattlemen Dictate the
Course of Governor
Special Dispatch to The Call.
CARSON, April 11.— Nevada will bar
her. gates against California cattle that
seek admission to her ranges. This was
emphatically decided upon at a meet
ing of cattle-owners and cattle-dealers
in this city to-day. The Sagebrush
State cannot afford to endanger its
paramount interest by permitting
germs of disease to be distributed
among livestock, was the sentiment of
the meeting.
The question as to whether Nevada
allow cattle to pass through the State
was discussed, and at length the fol
lowing resolution was presented and
unanimously accepted:
Resolved, That it be the sense of this
meeting that the quarantine between this
State and California be maintained, and
no cattle from infected districts allowed
to enter the State, except in transit under
quarantine restrictions by the railroads,
if it be in the power of the authorities to
prevent it.
Resolved, That the Governor be re
quested to telegraph a copy of this reso
lution to the Secretary of Agriculture at
The meeting adjourned with three
rousing cheers for Governor Sadler,
who said that he would unflinchingly
abide by the resolution.
The Goven ir decided to-day to urge
the County Commissioners of Washoe
County to appoint inspectors for sheep
passing throusrh the State, and, should
any prove to be diseased, to stop ship
Cattlemen from Eastern Nevada who
attended the meeting to-day assert
that the same drought prevailing in
California will strike Nev- ' • on ac
count of the little snow on the moun
tains. Yesterday the Humboldt River
was measured and contained only ten
thousand inches of water, which will
diminish, durir>~ the warm season, far
below the water line of past years.
Exciting Combat Takes
Place on a Fresno
Special Dispatch to The Call.
FRESNO. April 11.— The trouble over
water which irrigationists are having
with the canal company is resulting in
much ill feeling, in which even the
ministry is involved. This was shown
this afternoon, when W. H. Ingels and
Rev. Carroll Ghent, a Baptist minister,
who lives at the Scandinavian colony,
engaged in a street fight over the wa
ter question. Ghent was in a carriage
and Ingels, who is secretary of the i
Fresno Canal and Irrigation Company, i
rode up to the vehicle on a bicycle and,
on alighting, accused Rev. Mr. Ghent j
of having made certain statements at \
a recent meeting held in the colony to !
consider the scarcity of water. Ghent |
denied having made the statements, but
Ingels insisted that he believed the
minister made the remarks attributed
Sharp words were exchanged between
the secretary and the minister. Finally
Mr. Ghent called Mr. Ingels a liar. In
gels got into the carriage and the two
men fought desperately in the vehicle.
Ingels was bent on taking satisfaction
for having been called a liar, and Mr.
Ghent fought to protect himself and
throw his assailant out of the carriage, i
Several blows were struck. Neither
combatant is very much the worse for
the fray, although each left marks on
the other's face.
Ingels was finally forced 1.->ni the
carriage. Ker. Mr. Ghent appeared be
fore Justice Efc John and swore out a
warrant for Ingels' arrest on a charge
of assault. Ingels pleaded guilty, but
the time for passing sentence was con-
tinued. m ;
Baden Murderer to Be Sentenced on
Wednesday for His
REDWOOD CITY, April ll.^James
Willett, one of the three men implicated
in the murder of C. A. Andrews at Baden
last November, to-day pleaded guilty of
murder, and the time for passing sen
tence was fixed at next Wednesday, when
testimony will be taken to determine the
degree of guilt.
Harry Winters was tried and convicted
of the "same offense and sentenced to be
hanged. An appeal in his case was de
layed the execution. C. H. Raymond, the
third man, was tried and convicted, and
has paid the death penalty for his crime.
A Majority of Congress
Favor Cuban Inde
So the Recommendation of the
President Is Severely
Some Republicans, Including For
aker, Join th.© 1 Democrats in
Differing From McKinley.
Bp»cial Dispatch to The Call.
WASHINGTON, April 11.— The Pres
ident's message did not, on the first
reading, receive the indorsement of
a majority of the Senators, and many
excused themselves from speaking
about it until they could have time for
careful perusal. In a general way the
objections were based on the ground
that it did not go far enough in recog
nizing the rights of the Cubans. The
Senators who have been especially
noted for their conservatism were
pleased, but they were the exception to
the rule, and many of those Senators
who had in the past few days shown a
disposition to slacken their opposition
to a conservative course appeared to
be disposed to return to their original
A large number of the Democratic
Senators refused to express them
selves at all, as did several Republi
cans, on the ground that, aa they could
not speak in complimentary terms,
they would say nothing at all. The
most significant utterance on the sub
ject of the message was that of Sena
tor Foraker (R.). from the President's
own State, and a member of the Com
mittee on Foreign Relations. He said:
"I have no patience with the message,
and you can say so." He refused to go
into details.
Senator Mills (D.) of the same com
mittee said: "Without referring to the
message specifically, you can say that
I am for the idependence of Cuba and
for war on account of the Maine."
Senator Cullom (R.), also of the For
eign Relations Committee, commended
the document. He said: "It is a strong
paper, well prepared, and a careful re- :
view. The Senate may go farther than
the President recommends, but it will
j have a strong influence in shaping the
I course of events."
Senator White (D.) of California,
who opposes any interference in the
Cuban question by this country, would
only say that "the Administration ap
pears to be getting all balled up."
Senator Tillman (D.) thought it was
illogical, and that the President's rec
ommendations of means was inade
quate to accomplish what he wants to
| do.
Senator Pettigrew said: "It is the
weakest yet. It sums up the situation
by saying we must recognize neither
belligerency nor independence, but in
tervene to stop the war. Spain has al
ready accomplished this result by
granting a cessation of hostilities, thus
leaving us nothing to do but to con
tinue to make appropriations to feed
the Cuban people."
Senator Chandler said the message
was "a graphic and powerful descrip
tion of the horrible condition of affairs
in Cuba."
Senator Hawley, chairman of the
Committee on Military Affairs, alsopro
nounced it an able paper, and said that
he thought it ■ ould meet with general
Senator Elkins, conservative Repub
lican, said: "It states the case admir
ably, and it will be sustained by the
people and Congress."
Senator Allison, chairman of the
Committee on Appropriations, would
only say: "It is a very good message."
Senator Hale, conservative Republi
lican, and chairman of the Com
mittee on Naval Affairs, went fur
ther in his commendation, saying: "The
message is admirable in all respects,
and especially so in that it points out
the way whereby Cuba can get a good
Government and be free, and without
bringing us into awkward interest com
pli ations."
Henderson (R.) of lowa, one of the
Republican leaders, said: "The message
shows that the made no mistake
in electing William McKinley Presi
dent. We should uphold and sustain the
President and give him the power he
Grosvenor of Ohio said: "The mes
sage, when the hot blood, which has
been so properly incited by the course
of events, has had time to cool, will be
recognized as an able, patriotic and
wise state paper. The message will be
approved by all the civilized world.
Armed intervention to the great masses
of the people means war with' Spain
and free Cuba— but free Cuba does not
necessarily involve the recognition of
any special existing Government. Cuba
will be free."
I.OS ANGELES. April 11.— The twenty
second session of the California State
Fruit Growers' Convention met this
morning in the Assembly Hall of the
Chamber of Commerce, under the aus
pices of the State Board of Horticulture.
! The convention was called to order by
I President Cooper of Santa Barbara.
i President Cooper read his annual address,
I which consisted of a review of the work
done at the last annual convention. Sev
eral papers of interest to fruit growers
were read, and the following resolution
was then adopted by the convention:
"Resolved, That this convention of
fruit growers, impressed with the belief
that the future of this industry depends
on the improvement of transportation fa
cilities, demands from the Republican
party the redemption of the pledges made
in its platform of 1896 as to the owning
and operating of the Nicaragua canal,
and requests Senators and Congressmen
of all political parties to unite to further
such legislation as shall tend to the im
mediate construction of this canal.
Resolved. That Senator George C.
Perkins and Stephen White be specially
requested to take charge of and urge
! this necessary legislation at Washing-
Charles Harris Disappears.
SANTA CRUZ, April 11.— Charles Har
ris, complaining witness in the case
against Minnie Plyler for mayhem, which
case is to be called in the Superior Court
on Wednesday, has left the city and his
whereabouts is unknown. Sheriff Besse
has returned from San Francisco, but
was unable to find his man.
A Child on the Doorstep.
Last night at about 9:30 o'clock John
Jianpaoli, who lives at 14^i Scott place,
heard knocks at his door. His wife open
ed the door, and on the stoop found a
child wrapped up In a shawl. Pinned to
the shawl was the following note: "This
child has no father or mother, as both
are dead. For God's sake give It a home
with you. It was born on December U2,
1897." Neighbors say they saw a poorly
dressed woman running away from the
house at about the time the child was
found. Mr. Jianpaoli says he will adopt
the child, as he has just lost two children
of his own.
Wild Enthusiasm Caused
by the General's
Throughout the South the Peo
ple Give Hearty Welcome
to the Diplomat.
Train Besieged by Admirers of the-
Returning Consul Who Speak
in Glowing Words.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
WAYCROSS, Ga., April 11.— Ever*
station along the route of Consul-Gen,
eral Lee's special train lavished ap
preciative tributes upon him. Tha
country fnr miles in the interior fur
nished ardent admirers, who came in
carts, wagons and on horseback.
Whenever the general stepped to the
rear platform at stations outbursts of
applause gTeeted him. Before reaching
Jasper, Fla., three telegrams were re
ceived on the train urging him to maka
his appearance so that the people could,
see him. Arriving there, the local com
pany of State troops and a score of
Confederate veterans with a wild J
crowd met him. In response to a speech
of welcome General Lee said:
"I thank you, sir, for your kind ex
pressions, I thank the American people
for the commendation they have shown
my administration as yo-ur Consul-Gen*
eral at Havana. I have never really
known until to-day how united tha
people are in sanctioning my course."
In the afternoon he endeavored to
get some sleep, but it was impossible.
The crowds would besiege the train an<J
even attempted to force the doors of
the private car in their frantic efforts
to see the popular general.
Waycros exceeded all previous points
in giving General Lee an ovation. As
the special train rolled through the
railroad yard every whistle and bell
pealed forth in welcome. Cannon roar
ed and musketry rattled, while 4000
wildly excited persons franctically
crowded up to the car. General Lee
was taken bodily from the car and was
introduced to the crowd by Colonel G.
S. McLendon of Georgia in the follow-
ing words:
"As long as human history Is -writ
ten, as long as human history is read,
the name of Lee ill shine out as a
beacon light on the shores' of truth and
honor and courage. This, gentlemen, is
Fitzhugh Lee of America,"
An afternoon ~aper in a big scare
head announced. "Lee for President in
The special train will reach Washing
ton about 2 o'clock to-morrow after
SAVANNAH, April 11.— At Savannah
more than 5000 persons were at the sta
tion to see General Lee when the train
came in. The crowd was enthusiastic
and a short speech was made, the gen
eral being frequently applauded. As
the train rolled into the station a pla
toon of the Chatham Artillery, of
which General Lee is an honorary
member, began firing a major-gener
al's salute of thirteen guns. General
Lee and the members of his party
were completely tired out by their long
trip. Orders were given here by the
transportation department of the Plant
system for operators north of this city
to withhold all information as to the
progress of the train, so as to prevent
the party being disturbed. The party
retired immediately after leaving Sa
fifth trip of the safe, new, fast-sail-
ing steamer Humboldt about April 25.
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