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BE AVAILABLE. Orders Received at Atlanta to Havo Trains Heady. PREPARATIONS HURiUED. Excitement la Increasing In all Departments and War Seems Certain. S i'i lul to Tim Chroiili U. ATLANTA. C, A. - Special.) Order Wore rei-ohed hero Sunday night by tin- master int'i liaiiii- of all tho rail roads I'll i -r i inr lulu tin1 city to have every engine steamed up niiil ready for iis at n moment's notice. All round lltillM'k ill lilt' vat'ds Writ lighted up Simuay night iiihI n full force of men were :it wmk-n very unusual tiling fur Sunday night. A trip tn tin' round huiisi- nf several roads (I'd nut elicit any information. Those insharge said tin' engines wclf merely Ihi'il up fur cuiei .'ciii'.v aii'l tliat ihoy ill way kept noli"1 ready b be siMit nut In rase of a breakdown ni I ll 1 1 1 1 1 nut .f extra trains. It was de nied that any order had been received to ha vi an extra iiuiuImt of engines reedy tor use, although tin' report wii" current around tin shops that n innvt ' cut nf t roi'tM was expected tally in tlit week. Nearly all the otlieials of the Southern mails are out of the nty. It living understood they are In Florida. .1. B. Thompson, ieiii'ial Supcrln tendeiit nf t lu Southern Railway, w:i seen at the Aragnn Hotel to night, lie said no nrdi'i- to have engines In readi ness had heen given nut and that ii any such order wan issued he would certainly know it. Acting under instinct Ions lielieved to have heen received Saturday night, the West i n & Atlantic shops had on a full force Sunday working on engines which have not been used for a year, and freight cars ahandoned some time ago and rolling stock has been re paired. The master mechanic of this road denied positively that any rush order had heen received and said the repairs were being made in the regular fours. of work. The conference of railroad men hi Washington Sunday left color to the report that emergency work had heen ordered on several of the roads and al though it is denied that such an older has lieeu issued, It is known that in formation reached Atlanta Sunday night looking to the pushing of this Work. siovi.vo Titoors. (Ion rnnu'iit ArriiUKfH unit CiinfeiM W1IU I'uIIrMHilH llflutlve Iu CliniiKttH lo He VI a tie. WASHINGTON, I. C.-(Special.)-The Government is perfecting its plans t make moveineut. if troops to the coast defenses, onlors fur which were Issued by the War Department on Fri day, and published at that time. A conference was held here Sunday by representatives of the following rail roads, to arrange for the transporta tion of light n-tilleryinen and their ac coutrements; Tho Atlantic Coast Line, llie Southern' tailroad, the Seaboard Air Line and the Chesapeake & OJiio. It was stated that companies of artil lerymen, consisting of about sixty men each, would be transported from For tress Monroe to the following points: Fort Caswell, on tin Cape Fear River, Ca.: to Tyhee, near Savannah; to Fort Morgan, near Mobile, and to Sheridan's Point, on the rotomnc. It was stated also that a company would be moved from For'" Icltenry. Baltimore, to some point on the Dela ware River, near Philadelphia. The Government wanted, it is declared, the arrangements perfected by Monday or Tuesday at the latest. No bids have been asked for regarding the transpor tation of heavy guns, and it was under stood that the men were to be carried lo the different noints simply to man the batteries. It is not known when the contemplated changes will take place. ALL, OV Til KM. Sliljm at I.enKue ImIiiuiI Nay Yard Prepared tn Sull. PHILADELPHIA, Pn.-tSpecial.)-. Island Navy to-day of the activity wt.ii li 1 r !! l l.i -I Hun. lay mil lb- SUII'Llf 'f lU"l. A few WiPlUl.H'll sure tn-) iit. i.t the );u. 11 ii. the nliip. Lin ll.ilr ()f H Illusion;; Up i li:tt:n ! r. 'I St.- M j . i K E . J M Itiali, I. ali.!. t n, Miiiin-apv!. a a I Co liiiiiM.i mii- i.nxv all lait tenty . sail Wllliill II d.l IT IH'I if hu in, I, Ail 1 1 wet -lops nil- mated aii. I 1. .iw nmM of I In- r Mun-1 mIh.iii.!, jiii. I ntn ni nil ll Ml I I'lli,'! i IIS In .i it. -'It' iiv ! I'l c li iiixlj 1 1 1 - i r -link of niiitnuiiiiiii. 'I III- I ',i I I llllll'llt III- l,( ) (. U vx I mm Itil In iihi t-iw or Tiiifil.i) hu, will tow u large I-; I of i "ill tu K West. It U n "ii ti'il lb I t ( Hivt'i iiiin nt Is Iirnl ial in; fill llit' pun li.lM (if a i tt tn -Im-i nt .ii . Ii.iiiw in tiiU lily to I"-n-'. 1 fur caiiying "iil it ixl mi;. pie s. riii- wnik of recruiting lar.iliini ii, mil1 naiy and lu.u Lihisi. will continue un til I in i lit r order. W IIM I II. II I i:i'i:rn:i. ihr I'll Hr run ii -(rt mi til L. niil'l. l it ! Ilnll WASHINGTON, I. C.-iSpecial.i -The i ull'ist.'il election case of I'.l . tiT si ii vs. Cai niai k fimii the Memphis IHMliel of Tennessee, pl'oiuNi I i Ii" the most hotly fi. tight of any that will ci'liie ii) in the I lolls tin: in; this Co:i ss. All of tin' llepntilii a n iiieiiiliers of the i;ie.tltiliS (Vlilllllltec N'o. ,', iiniied ill the r,'coiiiiiieiida',ioii that I'atters'iii 1 e i in the kiat, hut talk on the (hu r is that It does not neces sarily signify that tin cnutistant will get the solid vole nf Cm Kepulilli a u side of the I louse. Inning the l'ifiy second and Fifty third Cong re-si s r.ilteison was him self a I elno( rat ie lliemher of the I'.lee lionsi Coiniiiittee, and It was he wh i iiianipulat '(1 the contest from lite 'iiy nf St. l. tils nf O Neil vs. Joy. O "Neil was seated and Mr. .Jov is iu the pies cut House. His fi lends openly i ha i g J v 'J-. ' I -.- A L that he was robbed of his seat, and he is very bitter against Patterson. Aiiui xt or hom kii:i). rcdfriil MarHlinlit of TennesMoe Hive ,-O,OO0 lluiul r.jnli. WASHINGTON, D. C.-(SpeciaU-The Department of Justice has fixed the bonds of John W. Overall and Col. Tom P.aker, the recently appointed Marshals of Tennessee, at 'VjoIUMio each. It is understood tout arrange ments have been made by which a company of Baltimore will niako tlr bonds for both Overall and P.aker. They have both been highly recom mended to the company by Hon. II. Clay K vn ns and other prominent Teii lu'sseans, and as the commission for making their bonds only amounts to about $2." each per annum, they have both decided to allow the company to make their bonds. MVK MO It 12 CASKS. Surgeon V rleiilmkor En It onto to MidillesboroiiKli o InTonllmite. MIDDLESROROUGII, Ky.-tMpe-cial.) The citizens held a meeting Sat urday to take action toward co-operating with Fnited States Surgeon Wer tenbi.ker in stamping out smallpox. Dr. Wertenbaker will arrive Monday night and will be met by a committee of representative nitizens at Knox v. lie He conies merely to investigate, and Dr. McCorinack thiuksfliis visit s un called for. 'is State authorities have done all that could be done to control matters. McCorinack and assistants will extend all courtesies to Werten baker, but will strongly in! expose any interveullou of the Federal authorities. Five ucw cases were discovered Sat urday and seven person:? woiv released from the pest-house. The situation is brighter. PREPARATIONS PUSHED ALONG. ITho President In Consulta- tlon with His Advisers. GOING TO BUY WARSHIPS. Havana Harbor a Veritable Network of Mines ancT Torpedoes. Fi-. lul to TU (l.n i.l, !. WASH INC TON'. D. r.-(Spechi!A-Tlie Sp.mlsli sliuatl'iii Is icirdi'il ly niiil iuls hole as liejig mo; guve than at illiV tilni' Sine llie ilesll in t i"ll of li e l atih sl.'p Maine. Tl.f sp ech of Seiiur Mon t at a hainpift In Had. id. In v lilt h he said that the pull! ! flil of the Spanish peuile w 111, I el'le Spain f I fill lie lu- if till ' III' ll of lei- l iti iy." together willi llie utier ini-s till 1 1 d lu the liiolllillg paper f ('apt. Feral to the i tTet t that Spain vvl I insist i n the accident theory In regard to the destruction nf tin Ma ne, are lo. k d upon as very slgntii ant. If this Is to he the course of Spain, then wir seems to he Inevitable. TIl'.S Is the view held by ntllelalu 111 private i on ei sa I Ion, The sitn itioi) is l e' nm ing more grave hourly find the Fresi ih nt Is making every pieinutlou for w a i'. Tin- conference nt the White Hons1 be ecu Sitntary Alger and the Fres- f.v -4 .IV u I ptT .'r AA I It ANTE OQUENDO. ident was by far one of the most im portant held yet. tt related to ilie actual plan of campaign for national defense that has been perfec ted by the army strategists. To carry out Imme diately essential features oT tills plan large sums from the $.i0,0u(.(joo fv.nil will be sot aside at once.. Tho utmost privacy is observed about the p'ans. One fact that is known positively is that 100,0: 0 rifles w ith 'J.oi 0.0. 0 round of cartridges will be pun based at once for arming volunteers in anticipation of a call, which may be necessitated In a few days. Secretary Alger be lieves in being ready for a prompt re sponse' to such a call and not waning until it is actually made before getting ready for equipping the men. ah in crease of the regular army to C'J.000 men is also being considered. a siGMricAvr ixqnnv. How Quick Cnn Hie NiiTy (Jet Conl Ht I'orlMiuoulli f PORTSMOUTH, N. II.-lSpoeiaD-Onlers have been received at the Portsmouth Navy Yard froni Washing ton to ascertain how ; tn.v warships could be coaled here and the quickest possible time which would be required to supply a vessel. The Washington autlioriiies have been informed that four battleships and seven cruisers could be coaled at the navy yarn liere at one time, and ilia! 20.000 tons coum he supplied at once. The Navy De partment was also informed that all nineteen warships could be handled here in case of an emergency. The woik of equipping the fortiti aii ins is proceeding steadily. a m:w si'i:c i al. itoAisn. To I'iikh Judgment On Yenne! Of fered tlie Government. WASHINGTON, D. c.-(Special.)-The Hoard of Naval Bureau Chiefs IiihI It liiipofsd.le to pi - Jil'l,:iueiit III W .i-t Iiuloii iiio the Ii 1 1.H s for 11 1 .i M l ii tt nf irs, U that liliy he uf f' ii-d f'.r the mivllinry himnh of the nai.r at the senM,4. ,j th".f lije hft n n'.ile l lii their woik Lr tin l icit! 'ii nf a spei Sal Ih'IH'iI, wtiiili will lllnli'1 lake lo iir.it l .0 ll of polls mIiiic sh liiiiy he offer d Mild lim ki ll all fid pi I Hoi ill lll e. tl U of the V4 l iwll) I tuf I. The .Nashille arrived at Key Went Saturday, while the Maihlnhend n r livcl at Tampa. The naval ntllt -luU will hot ulate the puiH'Su nf tliw Mar lilehea.l's v Ult to Tampa. a m ii: r mmiu, rrlrr l.antc "I Oif Nnr Urparl-im-iit m Slturt iliiic. WASHINGTON. !. ('.- (Special ) Sunday, unlike last Sunday, when the published utatelui li's nf the ih siie of the itcnll nf Gen. I.ce liml the p:nltst nf the Spanish GoMinmciit ngu'iint sending W.' f Vessels with lelii f sup plies to Clll'.l 1 11 IISI'-I lllili ll cXelteniellt aiimii o' ,i !.il i in li s, was compara tively quiet. 'Ihe e had 1 n no liifor n hi lnii buiring on the ibdngs of the coiii t of Inquiry nn the Maine evp'o- sioii received I'-lfllg the d.lV or ally miicr di-naich and il.e:e was no hum' If ( i. lift -rein cs betwieil the heads of the various department. Secretary I-1 ng was at the Navy De pailment for a short while. He state 1 late lu tl.' afternoon that there was no news of any nature for the press and added ill response to rt .poo;tlc In quiry that nothing had been received from the court of Inquiry. Tlie board on auxiliary cruls ts met room din ing the iimmiug. I'.ai h of 'he bureau chiefs present waa able to give the board some Information ln cdeiit to woik that may be required In tit out any ships that might be ob tained, s 'Vi ral of the members of the board, as originally appointed to look into the matter, are unable to leave the city at the present time, so it was determined that a special b;ard, of which Capt. Rodgers will be Presi dent, should he designated to pro ceml to New York Monday night to un dertake the work iu hand. A NKT WOKK OK MIMCS. Cunt. Ci onmeyer Heinle it Caution Heeelved Three Veins Ajro. NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Special.) According to Capt. Gronmeyer, of the steamer Castilla, from New Orleans to Hamburg, which Is now coaling here, says there is a network of mines iu Havana harbor. Three years ago, he says, his vessel was about to steam into the harbor when he was signalled not to enter. A pilot boarded the ship and explained that engineers weiv planting mines and that it would ne necessary for him to wait several hours before proceeding into port. Capt. Gronmeyer was then master oi the steamer Alba no. A l,OX(i COXTKIIKXCK Tlie Pretildeiit nnd Secretaries Rer, I. our und liiidi' D1ciin Hie I''Intiiice. At WASHINGTON, D. C (Speeiah) The Pie. ident had a I ng conference a: the While House about noon Saturday with Secretaries Alger, Long and G:tge. It is presumed that their sub .feet of discussion was tlie nuances of the situation, a subject whit h could not be fully treated at the Cabinet meeting yesterday, owing to the slmr session. Owing te this conference, th statement was again made with t lu emphasis that has characterized everv utterance on the subject by the Presl dent's constitutional advisers that ui to date the Administration has abso lutely no knowledge of the cause of the disaster to theMaine and that It has no report of any kind from the court of inquiry or anyone connected with It it niirTti - i iM iJ THE HORRORS ' OF POOR CUBA. Tho Garden of tho Antilles Becoming a Desert. SENATOR PROCTOR'S VISIT Thousands areDylng: of Starv ation and Want All In a Pitiable Plight, 'i lal to Tin niroiili !. KFY WIIST. FFA.-iSprctalA-Your cm rcspoinleiit has scoured fnuu Sena- ' tor Fi'iiclor certain Interesting daba wl.b h w ill be embodied in his ntllclal report to Fn'siileut Mi Kliilcy mi tin conditions ihivt prevailing in Cuba. Tin lii st few days he spent iu Cuba In be coming acquainted with ll,, enlidiliolM xisiing in Havana. The Senator wan almost constantly In the company of Consul General he, and was greatly assisted in his work bv that ollidal. He sat at the General" table at the ho- tel and rode about the city with hlui. I'he Senator was a daily visitor nt the Consulate mid took treat Interest ia the investigation of the Maine disaster. Later he made several trips Into thu Interior. Mautanzas leing the largest point visited. Till'. IMOI.I) M'FFKRIXa. No Idea of tlie Condition of the In land. Concerning the visit, tlie Senator said to your correspondent: "I hud no idea that Cuba was in uuch a pitmbla plight. What was once a garden spot has become a desert. We passed through a territory that was once the richest cane-growing and sugar-producing section of the country. During our entire trip we saw but two mnall cane mills grfnding. "But this paralysis of the business Interests of the island is not the worst feature. The most startling observa tion! inn we made was of the awful condition of the reconcentrados. And I wil tell you right here, the reports of starvation and disense nmonj theso unfortunates have not been in the leasv exaggerated. caxxot m: nrcscmnRn. Tliomtnndft. Djlnn ef Starvation and "Want. "The half has not lecn told. W visited the hospitals at Matanzas where hundreds of these poor humau being are collected. While we wer there five of tbem died of starvation, A . doctor who was in our party said that not more than half of all thosa we saw could possibly recover, even with the best of nursing and medical attem tion. The Governor of the province said that In and about Matanzas city abwut Ti.tiOO had died during the past three mouths, and 50,000 in the entire province in the last year. mCSEXT A PITIABLE SIGHT. Wiine Tluui Fniulne-Strtcken dlu. In- "The reconcentrados present the most pitiable appearance. I have eeeu pictures of the famine victims of India, but the living pictures I saw at Ma tnnzas were to mo even more shock, ing. There were hollow cheeks anJ staring eyes, feverish, tightly drawn skin covering hones upon which there seemed to be no flesh. It was a terri ble sight. American Consul Alexander C. Briee of Matanzas gave Senator Proctor and his party, which included Clara Barton mid her secretary, a valuable insight into conditions. He said that uot only were reconcentrados starving to death, but many of the citizens as well here tofore prosperous business men, whose incomes had been shut off by the de vastating war. ni'SlMSS STAGNATED. XYnnlionne Cloned V'i nnd Slilpplnu Aliiiodt Sloiiped. The stagnation of business iu the provinces was made manifest by the fact that there were but. two sloops in the harbor at the tim. Ware houses are shut down, and the ship ping done is only a fraction of what the second city iu the island has Isiast cd of in more prosperous times. The former wealthy inhabitants are many of them suffering in silence-too proud to let their hapless condition become known.