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VOL. XXL— NO. 100.
The Stars and Stripes No
Longer Float at Ha
No Time to Say Good Bye
to the Departing
American Vessels in Havana Harbor
Sailed Away One After the Other,
the Fern Hearing; the Consul Gen
eral. Other I onsuls and the News
paper Men Being the Last to
Leave The Day One of Quiet in
the Cuban Capital Mls.h Barton
HAVANA, April 9.— At 1 o'clock this
afternoon Consul General Lee, accom
panied by his sitaff, boarded the dis
patch boat Fern, and Consuls Spring
er and Barker went on board at 5
o'clock. The Machina wharf, where
they embarked was crowded with curi
, cus persons, but no discourtesy was
ehown the officials.
At 5:30 the American vessels began
leaving the port. The Spanish tug
Susie towed out the schooner James H.
Dudley, which arrived here on Thurs
day last from Pensacola with lumber,
but did not discharge her cargo.
The steamer Evelyn followed,, with
about fifty passengers, and after her
came the Olivette, with 247 passengers,
among whom were Miss Clara Barton
and the other representatives of the
Red Cross society who have been en
gaged in relief work in the island. She
was followed by the Bache, with ten
passengers, and last of all came the
Fern, which le,ft at 6 o'clock, having
on board Consul General Lee, Consuls
Springer and Barker, Consular Clerks
Fosca, Dolse and Drain, Correspond
ents Johnston, Pepper, Redding, Akers,
FrantCe, Dunning, Nichols and Scovel,
Messrs. G. Lawton Childs and William j
Law ton and Dr. Brunner.
The Fern is commanded by Lieuten
ant Commander Sawyer. Ensign Pow
elson was also on board.
There was shipped on the steamer
Orizaba today $423,000 in French gold
for New York.
Blanco Too Busy.
At 10 o'clock this morning Consul j
Gtneral Lee, accompanied by British i
Consul Gollan, called on Gen. Blanco J
to bid him good-bye. The governor |
general was very busy and could not I
receive Gen. Lee.
The American flag upon the consu
late building has been taken down by
consulate employes.
The inhabitants of this city enjoyed j
a fine tropical day. Holy Saturday I
was generally observed at all the
churches. The services began at 10
o'clock with bell ringing accompanied I
by cannon salutes from the fortress of i
Cabanas. The bishop officiated at the
high mass, which was celebrated at
the cathedral. The services were ac
companied by the singing of "Gloria
in Excelsis Deo," during which the
movement of coaches, carts, etc., In
the streets of Havana was suspended.
. Later on the Cuban capital resumed
the ordinary run of business.
The news of the American consuls i
leaving their posts spread rapidly
about the city and produced consid
erable surprise. The matter was talked j
about generally, and the remark, j
"well, let them go," was heard here
and there. The Spaniards say the fact i
of the consuls leaving has not pro- I
duced the effect which the friends of j
the insurgents are alleged to have ex- !
pressed. The Spanish patriots also I
claim they are taking things coolly i
• and are awaiting further events with |
serenity. They quote many prominent
people as saying there Is no impor
tance in the action of the consuls.
IVoodford's Withdrawal From Spain
Left to His Own Discretion.
S? t the s ate department that United
States Minister Woodiford, at Madrid
has not been actually recalled, but has
been given full discretion to govern his
movements by the progress of events
at the Spanish capital. Under his in
structions it will not be necessary to
formally recall him. He has informed
the department of his purpose of re
maining at his post of duty so long as
- there is any possibility O f rendering any
service to his government, and conse
quently, unless the conditions at Mad
rid endanger his personal safety it is
more than probable that he will re
main there up to the time of the be
ginning of hostilities between the two
countries, if such a condition results
from the present crisis.
It is understood here that Gen. Wood
fcrd is personally popular in the Span
ish capital,- and that the authorities
would leave nothing undone to secure
bi , S .u Sa u ety> even after an outbreak
With the country he represents. Should
it become necessary, Gen. Woodford
and the members of his official family
Tvill have the protection of the British
embassy until such time as they can
take their departure without molesta
Permission has been Riven by the
state department to the United States
consuls in Spain to leave that country,
if they so desire, pending the threat
ened severance of all diplomatic rela
tions between Spain and this country.
They have not been ordered to leave,
as such a step is not resorted to ex
cept in a case of a rupture between
the two nations, but they are permit
ted to exercise their own discretion in
the matter.
The effects of the consulates, such,
for instance, as important papers and
furniture, will be turned over to the
representative of some friendly gov
ernment. As Great Britain has au
thorized her consular officers in Cuba
to take ch«.rge of the effects of all Unit
ed States consulates there, it Is pre
sumed like permission will be given to
English consuls in Spain. So far as
the officials here have been advised,
none ef the consuls has left his post
in the peninsula,
\oihlni; of Importance to Be Cabled
From Porto Rico*
Thomas, April 9. — The strict press cen
sorship exercised by the Spanish au
thorities in Porto Rico prevents the
sending of any important news from
that island, but steamers from Porto
Rico are expected here next week and
some interesting information may be
The schooner Southard has arrived
here with 1,000 tons of coal for the use
of the warships of the United States.
She is at anchor here, awaiting orders.
The French admiral in these waters,
with two warships, is awaiting events
at this port. A French gunboat left
here yesterday under sealed orders. Re
port has it that she is bound for Cuba.
Means of Escape tor the Connnl at
Porto Klco.
NEW YORK, April 9.— The shipping
firm of Miller, Bull & Knowlton, gen
eral agents of the New York & Porto
Rico Steamship company, received a
cablegram from Latimer & Fernandez,
their agents at San Juan, Porto Rico,
today, asking permission to place the
British tramp steamer Virginia at the
disposal of the American consul, Mr.
Hanna, and his family, and other
Americans, to take them to St. Thomas,
Danish West Indies.
The New York agent of the steam
ship company telegraphed to the state
department at Washington that the
Virginia will be placed at the service
of the American consul without delay.
He Does Not Believe the House Will
Accept Spain* Terms.
WASHINGTON, April 9.— A leading
Repubican member of the house com
mittee on foreign affairs expressed
the opinion late tonight that the ar
mistice offered by Spain, instead of
relieving the situation, would only ag
gravate it. He said that he believed
this country would not rest short of
the complete abjuration of the Spanish
authority over and part of Cuban ter
"I do not believe," he said, "that
the armistice arranged at this late
date by Spain will effect the attitude
of the United States. There is every
reason why Spain should want an ar
mistice now, and it might be signifi
cant as a central motive that the rainy
season, with all the horrors it has to
the unaccllmatized Spanish soldier,
will set in within three weeks and con
tinue until about November.
"Everybody knows what its effects
have be-en on the troops sent over from
the peninsula, and, in th 3 present con
tingency, with her resources practical^
ly exhausted, continued activity of the
Insurgents, coupled with the fatal work
of the seafon, may mean, and I think
would mean, a fatal termination of the
Spanish cause in the conflict. Its ob
jects are relief from the hoped-for
avoidance of action by this country,
as- well as delay with the Insurgents
until • a more auspicious reason. In
that view, I am against its considera
tion for a moment. Our position at
this time with reference to Spain con
templates first, intervention in hu
manity's cause, which would not be
fulfilled by anything short of the en
tire sweeping away of Spanish sov
ereignty, and, second, the destruction
of the IVraine.
"I repeat that I do not believe that
the armistice at this time will, or it
certainly should not, have any bearing
on our attitude in the situation."
Spain's Concession Not Likely to
iChause the Situation.
WASHINGTON. April 9.-Represent
ative Lorimer (111.), one of the organiz
ers of the Republican movement to take
immediate action for Cuba, said to
night: -The decree of armistice will
not change the situation one iota. It
will not delay the president's message
It is only another pretext for delay
because Spain is not able to fight In
the rainy season. They hope by estab
lishing an armistice extending over the
rainy season to prepare themselves for
an active campaign in the autumn
which no one in favor of Cuban Inde
pendence or intervention would enter
tain for a moment. Its issuance with
those conditions will make public men
now in favor of asking further delay
proceed immediately to act."
Representative Mann (111.), who has
taken active part in the Cuban agita
tion in the house, said: "If the decree
of armistice proposes such conditions
to be observed by the United States
the decree is a fraud on Its face If
the president delays the message on
that account, there will be a declara
tion of recognition of independence by
congress by the middle of next week
If any European power starts to aid
Spain, it will result in a war between
the powers of Europe, which will mean
a division of China, and will be a con
flict that will be one of the greates*
in history."
Spanish Diplomat Promises Six
' Years of Conflict.
LONDON, April 10.— Lloyd's weekly
newspaper this morning puiblish.es
prominently an interview with C*>l.
John Hay, the American ambassador
whose remarks are of the most discreet
The paper also publishes an interview
with Count de Rascon, the Spanish
ambassador, who is reported to have
said: "The responsibility rests with
Prtsident McKinley. If he makes war
there will be a war w-hicto will last
five or six years, or forever, and will
ruin Spain and the United States. We
shall fully avail ourselves of letters of
marque. The Maine was lost through
the ignorance or caretessness of her
officers and crew."
The Semi-Barbarians of the Iberian Penin
sula Have Hung Out the White Flag
fop a Period of Five Days.
MADRID, April 9.— United States Minister Woodford has been officially informed that the Spanish
government today telegraphed to the pope that, in view of his urgent request, fortified today by a visit
from the representatives in Madrid of the great powers, they (the Spanish government), have tele
graphed to (Jen. Blanco, in Cuba, instructing him to iss^ie an armistice proclamation tomorrow, the
duration of the armistice to be as he decides.
(Jen. Woodford has no information relative to the withdrawal of the American warships.
This afternoon Gen. Woodford paid a visit to Senor Gullon, minister of foreign affairs. The
general opinion this evening is that today's events settle satisfactorily the first stage of the Spanish-
American difficulty and insure peace. •
Special to The St. Paul Globe.
WASHINGTON, April 9.— Late tonight the peace-at-any-price people are in high fetter over the
news from Spain that the queen regent has proclaimed an armistice for the insurgents in Cuba.
It is said that Archbishop Ireland has fulfilled hie promise to President McKinley,. that if ten days
from a week ago last Thursday were given Spain there would be a declaration of peace from Madrid.
Some of the senators, who have been holding out for independence and intervention, have now
changed their minds and believe that diplomatic relations should be resumed.
Senators-Davis and Vilas are in conference late tonight over this late development in the situa
As frquently pointed out, this is another movement in the grand policy of delay of the peace at
any price people.
The jingo faction are more excited than ever and are insisting that no more delays will be
tolerated, but they seem to forget that the rules of the senate that permit an endless chain of tall
are still in vogue, and the talkers are preparing for a siege of debate.
LONDON, April 10.— Special dispatches from Madrid say it was decided to grant an armistice
which should last five days, upon the following conditions:
That the United States should immediately cease^o lend moral and material support to the
Cuban insurgents, that the American squadron, in Ihe vicinity of Cuba, should be withdrawn and that
the American war vessels near the Philippine Islands; also should be withdrawn.
If the United States declines these conditions it is declared that the powers will openly lend their
support to Spain. r J
The correspondent in Madrid of a news agency i^ere says that if the insurgents shall not have
laid down their arms by the end of five days, the-; wdr will be resumed and Spain will receive the
moral support of the powers.
i ' \
Spain Induced to Make a Conceniilon
to America.
MADRID, April 9.— The ambassadors
today collectively called upon Senor
Gullon requesting that Spain grant the
armistice so repeatedly begged for by
the pope.
The cabinet then met. Gen. Correa,
minister of war, and Admiral Bermejc',
minister of marine, objected to the
granting of an armistice on the ground
that it would be disparaging to Span
ish arms. The representative of Rus
sia, as a military power, replied that
he considered It would be no disparage
Objection was again made on the
ground that there was no guarantee
that the insurgents would accept an
armistice. The representatives replied
that in that case an armistice would
mean only a suspension of hostilities
and insisted upon Spain offering the
insurgents a last chance of submission
for the sake of negotiating peace. If
the insurgents continued hostilities the
Spaniards woul'J bo allowed legitimate
self defense.
The ministry then unanimously
agreed that an armistice be granted.
The decision was attended by the
usual solemnity by the drafting of the
minutes, which the en lire ministry
The news of the granting of an ar
mistice was received on the bourse with
satisfaction and a rapid advance in
values quickly followed.
Head of the Junta Glad toi See the
Cabana Recognised.
WASHINGTON, April 9.— Mr. Que
sada, the representative of the Cuban
junta in this city, said tonight:
"The Cubans are glad to see their
belligerency at last recognized by the
Spanish government. Cubans will not
cease fighting nor entertain any ne
gotiations which have not for their
basis the absolute Independence of the
Island of Cuba."
LONDON, April 10.— The Rome cor.
respondent of the Sunday Special says
Archbishop Ireland has cabled to the
Vatican as follows:
"I am in despair. There Is no longer
any hope of preventing war."
An Armistice In Cuba Order
ed By the Sagasta
Spain Yields. But In So Doing
She Attaches Con
I* I« Reported the Arinl.tice I» Only
tor Five Days, and That the
Fleet* of the United State* at Key
West and the Philippines Are Ui
Be Withdrawn, While America la
to Give No Support to Cuban*
Acceptance Very Unlikely.
MADRID, April 10 (4:45 a. m.)— Gen.
Correa,, minister of war, after the
council which lasted two hours, said
to the correspondent of the Associated
"We yielded to the prayer of tho
great powers, granting what we had
refused to the United States."
KEY WEST, April 9.-The fleet haa
not moved and shows no signs of doins
WASHINGTON, April 9.— President
McKinley received a cable dispatch
from Minister Woodford at Madrid to
night, announcing that the Spanish
government had granted an armistic
for Cuba,
In making this announcement Mi.
Woodford conveyed it as a piece- of
news In which this country was vitial
ly Interested, but not as an nui: ! xl com
munication from the Spenfeh govern
ment to this government.
Nonetheless ft conveyed the eas^tlal
fact that Spain had conceded what the
powers of Europe and the pope had
for many days been urging upon her,
and that the concession dispelled for
the moment the darkness of the war
clouds and brought in their stead what
was regarded as at least a faint hope
of a peaceful solution of the pending
The receipt of this news has not,
however, resulted in any change of
the administration's programme rela
tive to sending the message to congress.
It was authoritatively announced to
night, that it was the intention of the
president to send his message to con
gress on Monday.
Whether he will make any addition
to the message referring to the propos
ed armistice by Spain could not be as
certained definitely. It is scarcely to
be doubted, however, that a develop
ment of this character would receive
attention at the president's hands, al
though It could not be learned tonight
that this attention will be more than
a recital of the facts.
After conferences a>t the White hou
tonight, gentlemen, who are in the con
fidence of the president, expressed the
belief that the grant of armistice would
not materially change the policy as al
eady matured.
Peacefnl Solution.
One of the gentlemen, who had a
long conference with the president to
night expressed the opinion that the
proposed armistice tended materially
toward a peaceful solution of the Cu
ban question, although he declined to
venture even a suggestion as to how
the proposition would be received by
"The Maine Incident will still be left
for solution," said he, "and that Is the
question upon which congress and the
country are at the present moment ex
ceedingly sensitive."
Word that the armistice had I>.
granted by Spain spread rapidly
through all official a nd diplomatic quar
ters, and aroused great Interest and
activity throughout the evening.
The first word as to Spain's conces
sion came to Mgr. Martinelli. the papal
delegate, at 6:30 p. m., and announced
from the Vatican that the papal nun
cio at Madrid had been advised that
an armistice was granted.
Mgr. Martinelli sent for Archbishop
Ireland, and shortly after the message
from the Vatican was repeated by tele
phone to the White house. Alxmt the
same time the dispatch from Minister
Woodford was received. Singularly,
the Spanish minister, Senor Polo y Ber
nabe, had received no advices from
Madrid up to midnight. M. Camlbon,
Cotntluned on Eleventh Pajfe.
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