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WILL RETIRE. Ho Is tired o! tho Worry o! Political Life. il'MILUN FOR GOVERNOR. Koger Q. Mills will Retire, but Has Not Deserted Blmetallsm. M-il to Tbs Ctroblil. N A A 1 1 V 1 LT.fc. T no.- -."pcut.) The following1 letter vat scut out by Gov. Taylor to bin friends lu the State last 1'rday. "My Dear Friend: I hope you will ot allow jour mirprlxe to ge so far an o condemn nie, when I tell you that I hare revised tuy plans In life. "I'ver oluce I was dec ted Govoruor of Teuuesee tho lust time I have had an unconquerable wish to qu't the ex iting scenes and tho unhappy conten tion and struggles of politics. This wish has at Inst gained the victor)' over me, and I nm about to announce my withdrawal from the race for United States Senator. I do this in the midst of overwhelming assurances from all over the State that the people are for me and would elect me If I should mako the fight; but I am tired of fighting, and my private interests are in such condition that 1 can no longer neglect them. "I make this announcement to you before- vubllshing my card as a cour tesy to you, and in order to notify you In advance of my purpose and to ex press my deep gratitude for the friend ship and loyalty of my friends, and to further express tho hope that I may continue to have their regard and friendship through life. I am tun; they have mine. Very truly your friend, ROBERT L. TAYLOR." NEWS RKCKlVliD AT WASHINGTON Bruator Bate or Hepreientatlre M. Mlllla Will Nt Dlnroii It. WASHINGTON , D. C.-(SpeciaI.) Taix containing the statement of Oot. Taylor announcing hla with dmwal from the senatoriul race to sue cced Sena i or Itatt? reached here Sunday niutit. J lie rail announcement was read with great interest by members of the delegation, particularly Sena tor Hate. He would not, however, dig cuss thfl subject for publication, tslmp ly asylng hat it was not a matter that ho cared to discuss. Representative ilcMl'.Hn refused alsi to comment on Gov. Taylor's rather ubmpt termination of his senatorial raw. When asked whether he had been approached by any of the Gov eruor'a friends with proposition look Ing to his entering the Senatorial vaco against Bate, and having the support of Gov. Taylor and his friends, Mr, McM'.llln said: "I have received no offers, but sov eral days ago I received an intimation that tho Governor would support me for the senatorship if I would enter the race against Senator Bate. But this I would not do, as I am not, and will not become a caudidate against Senator Bate for tbe Senate. I am a candidate for tho Governorship and nothing else." . The story that Representative Rich ardson has or will become a candidate for the Senate was flatly denied by Mr. Richardson. "The story that I am a candidate for th Senate against Sonator Bate is utterly without foundation and too absurd to need a denial. I am not i candidato for the Senate, nor will 1 become a candidate under any circum stances. The withdrawal of Gov. Tay- . lor seems to leave the field clear to Senator Bate." Urn tea He Has Draterted Itlmetal Hum Attacka tbe Tajtlng o( llaw Blnterlal. HOUSTON, Tei.-(Spocial.) - The Tost will Monday morning print a let ter from United States Senator Mills, in which he formally withdraws from lhe race for re-election, which leaves leaves the field to Gov. C. A. Culber son. In hii letter Mr. Mills gives ns the principal reason for his withdraw al the recent action of the State Exec gent t.M f.r nil il-sUU:t to j.ii id lpate lu I'i iihk -ratio plIllUll-'H and c mention. lie says: 'J Mippoe. tint tt)t piinuriM ftcuM lie I'l'U to till Di'Uhh nit tn exptos tlir pn fiei.( en f.if all oitiuM tu ! utiiltiiited by ur putty. TI.e tu tl;i of the Lsti lithe CouindtW-e In d finiK l.lslug a large rlcmcut of the party was due to dic tate the nomlna tloo of certain men and to prevent the nomination of certain others. The effect of this action will U that not only thi.se prosc-ilU-d will be exclud-d. but such discontent mining otlnr Dem ocrat will lie produc-d that but few will attend them and these few will be dhrrei.ta of the favorites Intended to be benefited by the ex luslon. The re suit will lo as it was with the the Dudley primaries two ye-ar ago and !'. would be useless for me to appeal to the people when the Judgment to In' rendered has already been determined. I, then-fore, announce to you that I am no longer a candidate for reelection to the Semite." lie then goes on to deny that he has desterted blmt tall sin and goes Into hU record at length, concluding by say ing: "Now that tho great body of the commercial world I1M9 taken its stand against silver, I don't lnUere It in the power of the L'nJted Suites alone, by its Independent action, to restore the value of silver to par with gold at Id to 1. I believe that the United States can restore the demand which they withdrew, but dou't Wlleve they cau ivstor.. the demand whic h wrn. with drawn by other countries when they closed their mints against ullver." He then attacks the principle of tax lug frctf raw materials, which Is nd vocHted by (kv. CuIIhtsou and by Congressman Halley, tke Democratic endir In the House, lnth of whom he mentions by name. He conelud '8: "The coinage of all the silver lu the world would accomplish no pood while exhaustive taxation la eating away t b life of the country day and ulght. It Is taxation that Is stopping the wheel of industry, keeping men out of era ploymetit, forcing down the prices of furni products, fitting up the prices of manufactures, building up a mou eyed aristocracy and tearing down the pillars of the republic." W. J. BIIYA. SII'.AKS. He Meed With a Grand Ovatlaa nt Talladeesxiif Ala. TALLADKEOA, Ala. - (Spedal.) Mr. Bryan has been given a perfect ovatiou here. He was met at the depot by several thousand people and escort ed through the little city by the local kind and military, lie was taken di redly from the train to the residence of Hon. Cecil Browne, by whom he has been entertained during his stay here. Alter dinner at Mr. Browne's, where he was presented to a number of prominent Alabamiaua, Mr. Bryan was driven to the court-house, where for fifteen minutes he encouraged the MflnrtQ nf VniPtn'llum In tho wnrk ih.'v had KO well commenced in th's country. He wns then driven about tho dtv for an hour, after which several hours. he rented for Al eu.o.jr uu.iu.u;, wU ,r bama Chautauqua to-night he was met by 3.000 people. About 2,000 of them were from this county, the remainder having come from the counties adja cent. Gadsden had six carloads full and the territory between this city and Cnlera and contributed several hundred persons. W - T- An !!.,,. !,., air. mjuu rAc-u.iiK.j uou.a. Saturday night. Constant speaking and a cold had contributed to make his throat sore. His speech, however, was as vigorous nnd as well received aN iisnnl nnd the Immense audience an - predated It thoroughly. UXUER MiW MANAGEMENT. The Old-EatabUahvd Llnek'a Hotel Changes Han da. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Rpec'a'.)-Th3 old hostelry known as Llnek's Hotel, situated at tho depot of the same name on North College street, Nashville, has changed bands, Mr. Llnck, who kas so long successfully carried the busi ness on, decided he bad earned a rest, and consequently decided to retire. Tho business has been bought by J. K. Richmond, who has for several years run tho Richmond House on Cherry street, near the Maxwell House. Mr. Richmond! well known throuah out the Stnto and will no douht re ceive tho patronage of his many friends. He will keep up the high character and reputation the house has gained and add all improvements as they coma along. LiUilUljU Uf llltj MAINE WRECK. Undo Sam Wldo-Awako Looking at Warships.' MINES MADEFORHAVANA. Japan is WrathfuI-.Llabla Make Spain Pay Indemnity. to Sj.n lal to Tba Cbrctli la. WASHINGTON. I). C (Social )- The ccntlnuej rrporU tbat Siala la buy Ing new wamhia led to the coanUT re porta tbat tbe uaval autl.orltlca hero wire ronatderlng almilar purcbaana. Ia no otS clai quarter at tbe Nary Utpurtmeot coul 1 UU be cour.ruii J, aa a'eps of thli charac ter oi:U Dercnanly L fuarJcJ with tbr greatwil aecret.r. Tbi-re ta little doubt however, tbat tb depurtuvnt la Inform Itfelf fully aa to tbe cp;oriutil!l.'a of pur chaan aboulil tbe cece. alty for more ship arise. Thus far there have been do no gotlatlona for ahlpa auJ no cptluoa aakr on particular shlpn. Quite a cumber of offers of ships bave been submitted to Secretary Long by shipbuilding concern ,n tQl country snd abroad. These lav be"n docketed and fil.-d, but teyoad an sc knowledRment of ibe offrrs no steps to ward purctas have teen taken. Under ordinary clrcums sncea tbe Navj Derartment oull require sutho.lty from Congress to purchase i skips. There In no law which permits a larger exercise authority in t'mes of emergency than at other times. It la understood, however, that the navad authorities feel tbat such emergency measures as might be requf-eJ would have the subsequent approval of Congress. WARSHIPS rOR IXC1.B SAM. Prrnldmt Il recta the Xnry to Look Oat For I'onxtble rare ha. WASHINGTON. D. C.-(Special )- Fully realizing the imrortame of pr.ps rations for say emergency, the Presldtn has directed ths Nsvy De;sr;ment to opo negotiations looking to the purchase of warships. There has been ample evidence of thin It the extenalve preparations, patent to everybody, which have been In progress for fome time, but there has ben no offi cial admlhs'.oa tc this effict until now Eight naea-of-wr, wll.h are practically completed in foielgn ship yards, have been offered for sale la the United States. The President has given consideration to the advlsabi lty of placing an cp-!on on them Te Navy Depar meat has been carefully watch the construction of ships a'jioal through the eyes of Us naval attache i at London, Taris, St. Petersburg. Berlin, Vi enna and Rome Through these naval attaches and from the shipbuilders themselves tbe Secretary 0f ths Navy has learned that he can now purchase two smbll-slzed battleships, two armored crul.ers and lour torp-do rats a" "t comparatively low price. The promised that they can de Uvpr ,he Shlps ,0 th'8 DoverBBI"lt at lhl time, complete in every respect, and sit that will be necessary for tbe Adminlstra tlon to do will be to order the necessary dcUilg of omecr8 mea to proceed to lhe 8hip.yar(j g0 on board the vessels and caUe them t0 any points wh,.n may be de sired. THE K AVAL ArmontlATION. Snb-Commlttee Will Ileport Soon Itroimvell and Derrr For War. WASHINGTON.-(Special.) - With the exceptlon of dry doclu and ttie increase in tne navy, the sub-committee having charge 0f the Naval Appropriation Dill has about completed its work and will report to the i full committee early next week. A mem- ber of the Naval Committee said to-day that Chairman Bourtelle was not in any particular hurry to repsrt the Naval Ap propriation Bill, and that It would be at leant two weeks before the bill weuld be finally completed. The committee haj spent nearly three months on the bill. Just before the Maine explosion it was given out that the bill wouli be ready in few days, but after tbe "accident" Chair man Boutelle was seised with the fever of delay, THE NEWS OOSFIRBIED. Spain Han Ilonicht the Draaillan Cruisers and Is After Others. LONDON. (Special.) Further Inquiries made tin the subject confirm the report - cabled yesieruay ot me saie uio i - cruisers which the Armstrongs have been bulld'.ng for Brazil to Spal. The Inquiries further show that a representative of the Chilian novernnuot boa be?n negotla Ing wm, a representative of the Spanish Gov- ernmcrt for the sate of the battleship O 'Highlit, built ii v the Amillur t"t ri.l.l ii.t it In t.lirs ft that d.al It ilcilljr i -cimi.Ie i'4 aLertjy thm ;! li t wais'ilu l u-. n Into H.aiu's p .on It u knoD il i lie ( Ii I uu r prrv in lle mads n nVr to S iii i m ntnit'y. but bl I'M ' li i ui i il ii-J tuu ti 1 k tt . I. Il l ;pi lu 1 0 nitt-r-dR er. It l Do Meier o il Iti it tin y bate toiiif tu ti-ru.a It. Mpa Ll b X, a n urrJ In Ki.mc' are (o niavlly ai inured i unit -urteiis" e.el, blih Iiraill ordered fur service on the 1 1 v -r r ate, abicti t.avi i.no lull tin;; at the I..ineuf Wurkii at Havre. The I'liron n: roalx In Wuablng on that tbe Auiatiinaa, cue of tb etU Sjalo hat purchaed from llrall. baa alieady lfl tbla country fur llrall laoned She la atill at the AnuHtrong W'oika I M POUT A XT IK Tilt K. KMBlUbman Wlio Say lie Sold Sev eral Mines For I'ae In Havana. LONDON. (Special ) According to tbe atatement of a man, wboae tarda dis rlb; btm aa bring an electil al euKtnrer, wbonu name can not be dlscliwd. but bag been forwarded to WsaMnf'on, be fold to Span Uh offlceri in London se veral )ears sgo a number of mines, eight or ten of w bl h were placed In Ilaa:ia harbor. Ha a.iy tbey were made in a apeclai ay, and bad t specially ar.d peculiarly constructed ca ble, which ha contends be can pobltive'y Identify If the atnulUt piece Is produced Some of the nilnea, tbe man continues. were fixed so tbey could be fired from a fort, snd two cf them bad bulbs, arrange! ao tbat tbey would explode on a viascl coming to contact with them. But tbe ehctrltal engineer adds tbat he doea not believe the bulbs wculd be used ia wster as shallow aa tbat of Havana harlor. He exhibited tbe Ian of one of tht- mines which he pointed out was the most likely to produce tbe effect described as cauhtng the rcck ef tbe Malrs. It waa numbered i ana was constructed to contain 500 pound of gun cotton. This is the story told by the man who gives one tbe impreis su that be has beea Sergeant of Engineers or bas held some similar portion. He was apparently thor oughly rosted ursa eleo riral mat srs anj submarine mines. Tbe man Is an Englishman and he says he Is willing to go to the United States S9 witncM. JAfA.VS IIIK IS tP. Will A(t lailrmaltr From sjiaia Or America For th Japa Who Were Killed ia the Maine Olaaotrr. WASHINGTON, 1). C (Special.) Eith er Japan will at the nroDer time make a demand that Indemnity for her dead eamea, who lost their lives in tbe Maine, thall be Included In any plan tha the United States may present to Spal for the Settlement of the Maine affair or she will ask for tbat Indemnity from tb United States direct. The matter comes up for consideration to-day on request of the Japanese repre sentatives. The impoitant features af the discovery Is that It gives Japan a direct interest In the solution of the Maine mystery, if It ran be called such in the ligku of recent developments. Japan will be almost as much interested in punishing Spain for the outrage ns the United States, and if the result should be war Japan would, It Is thought here, be very glad to take a hand in it as the ally of tha United States. How her navy and her army, both of which are anxious for a fight, would wel cema the ccnfliit and would be a grat ad dition to our comparatively weak force in the Taclflc. The Japanese Government bas long been suspected of coveting the PhllljJnfl Is'.ands and this would fnrnh an excellent oppor tunity for gaining recession of them. It Is even boIJ if the spirit of Wall stree'. should so influence the United States Gov ernment as to make It adopt the "peace-ot-ony-prhe" r ley the Japanese Govern ment might, if (here was proved to be goo l ground for the belief in Spanish treachery as the cause of the Maine's destruction, take action herself against Spain to aeng the murder of her citizens and thus Eham the great American republic. WHAT WILL. DE DOXE f An Easy Tusk to Defeat tbe Span lards. HAVANA, via Key West. (Special.) As the conviction becomes settled that the court of inquiry will decide that there was j a mine explosion under the Maine, discus sion among American naval officers and civilians, here Is prevalent as to the war like measures which It is believed the United States Government will adopt in ease the question of payment of Indemnity by Spain is overruled. A majority believe that American troops will be landed at some point east of Havana and the Insur gents communlrated with, that the Span ish soldiery will be defeated or captured in detail end that In the meantime a fleet of United States vessels will blockade, if not bombard Havana. No one seems to doubt tbat the reduc tion of this city would comparatively easy. Fcur 12-Inch .guns two wcjst snd two east of the city r? the only ones that are considered dangerous. These are not likely to be well served, while their emplacements are cot modern. LEE WILL STAY HEEDED 111 CUBA. I Spain Informed that Ho Will not Bo Recalled. OBJECT TO WAR VESSELS. The Relief Supplies Give too Much Encouragement To Insurgents. perlal to Ths f'brooltls. WASHINGTON, I). C.-(SpH I II V- The Spanish situation devulo-d two new phases Sunday when it became known that the Spanish Government had formally reuuested th ia. all of ' Consul General Lee from hit nost at Havu-.i.i t.. which the United States had cour teously but firmly refused to comply; also that the Spanish Government had suggested the Impropriety of Bending relief supplies to the Cuban reouceu trados ou the cruiser Montgomery and gunboat Nashville, to which sugges tion the United States had given a like ansewer in the negative. The first Intimation of these steps came in a brief and explicit cable dis patch from Madrid. Prior to Its re ceipt, however, the authorises here had been fully conversant with the racts, although no intimation had been allowed to get to the public on either subject. JIDC.K DAY'S STATEMKT. The Administration' Stand Roth lamirs. WASHINGTON, D. C.-tSpecial.)-"The President will not consider the tec-all of Consul Genoral Lee. He Iihs home himself throughout this crisis with judgment, fidelity and courage, to the President's entire satisfaction. "As to the supplies for the relief of the Cuban people, all arrangements hate been made to carry a consigu merit this week from Key West by ou of the naval vessels, whichever may be best adapted and most available for the purpose, to Matanzas and Sagua." Although the officials here are non committal on the subjec t, it is behoved that the request for Gen. Lee's recall was made at least a day or two ago and that the Spanish Government, af ter receiving the reply of the State De partment, has not insisted either upon Gen. Lee's r vall or upon Its contention that the relief supplies should not he sent to Cuba in naval vessels. Peyond the foregoing, those who had participated in the conference at the While House would not discuss the subject and it was stated positively that the authorized statement com prised everything that would be given to anyone. THE COMri.AI.Vr NOT KXOWX. Sh)"n-i1 to lie Uen. Lre Ignored the I'teniler In Ills Call. WASHINGTON, D. C.-(SpcciaL)-The ground on which Gen. Lee's re call was asked are not disclosed. It I known, however, that the Spanish Government bas chaffed for some tlma over Gen. Lee's presence in Havana, although this had never taken the form of a definite protest prior to the pres ent time. It began to assume a more serious aspect shortly after the arrival of the Maine at Havana. At that time Gen. Lee escorted Capt. Sigsbee on his round of official calls. These were made with due formality, but the Spanish officials took offense when the calls were strlcted to Gen. Blanco, Ad miral Mauterola and the representa tives of the military arm of Spain's service and did not include Xremler Galvez and his associates of the auton omous cabinet who represent the new civil regime which Spain Is seeking to enforce The matter came to the at tention of Senor Dupuy Pe Lome, then Spanish Minister at Washington, and although there were no protests, the situation doubtless reached the State Department, as suitable amends were made by Capt. SIgsbee's calling on Dr. Congosto, the Civil Secretary General, Premier Galvez and his associates.