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VOL. XXI.— NO. 108.
" IT MEANS DELAY. fed Determined to Enforce Non-Concurrence in Sen ate Resolutions. LOING WEAK ONES IN LINE By Threats of a Veto On Any Clause for Recog nition. POSSIBILITY OF A STAMPEDE IK THE MI\OniTV SHOWS STRENGTH K.VOIGH TO BE DAXGEROVS. In Any Event, 'Whether Pansed by the House and Sent to the Presi dent for A'eto, or Rejected nnd Sent to Conference, the Rckolu i tlono Will Ho< Be Finally Acted I'pon by Both Branches of Gen ii it ss Before Wednesday at the Earliest. _J Washington Bureau St. Paul Globe, ) Corcoran Building. \ SpcHal to The St. Paul Globe. WASHINGTON, April 17.— President McKinley now has a big fight with congress on his hands. Without the aid of Speaker Reed the president's policy, or rather his non policy on the Cuban question will be rejected by the legislative branch of the government. Reed by no means indorses the vacil • latlng course of the president, but he -4 glories in having a fight with the sen ate and coming out ahead. It is pretty sure that the speaker will be able to hold the Republican major - tty in line for non-concurrence in the senate war resolutions. The matter will then go to conference, and the prospects are^"th^ there will be an other debate in the senate when the first report of the conference is made on non-concurrence. It is believed that the outcome will t^ finally be a compromise, the same as always occurs when there is a dead lock. There will be a yielding on the part of the senate by striking out the recognition of the Cuban republic, though Foraker and his followers will make a stubborn fight to retain it. SPIRIT OX RECOGNITION. Neither House cir Senate Willing to Recede. By Associated Tress. WASHINGTON, April 17.—Tomor row the difficult task of adjusting the differences between the two houses of congress on the Cuban resolutions be gins. The rock upon which the two houses split is recognition of the independence of the existing republic, which was in corporated in the senate resolutions. Were that clause of the senate reso- j lutions eliminated nothing could have I prevented immediate concurrence by j the house, ac the great majority of the I • Republicans of the lower branch of congress are eager for a conclusion. But the action of the senate declaring * for the recognition of Cuba's independ ence against the direct and specific recommendation of the president has given the conservatives a rallying cry from the standpoint of party loyalty, which proved very effective today. One lof the most prominent Republican lead ers on the floor of "the house denom inated that portion of the senate reso lutions a direct "assault" upon the j president which no loyal Republican j could indorse. And upon this theory Speaker Reed and his lieutenants have been proceeding today in their cam paign against concurrence in the senate resolutions. All day long the speaker's rooms at the Shoreham have been like the head quarters of the commander-in-chief of an army. He has consulted with his lieutenants, Messrs. Dingley, of Maine; Dalzell, of Pennsylvania; Cannon, of Illinois; Grosvenor, of Ohio, and Payne, of New York. He has seen Messrs. Joy, of Missouri; Lorimer, of Illinois; Heatwole, of Minnesota, and other lead ers of the Republican opposition, and . through other agencies has had a thor ough canvass made of the Republican Bide of the house. Tonight he is confi dent that the Republicans of the house can be marshaled against yielding to the senate on the main issue. Some of the arguments used with those who, like Mr. Cooper (Wis.), TODAYS BULLETIN. Page. 1— Resclutkng Must Go to Conference. Spain Determined to Fight. Soldiers Ready to Leave Snelling. Spaniards Prepare for Flight. Type of Torpedo Boat. I — Rev. M. D. Edwards' Sermon. Work on the New Capitol. Letter From a St. Paul Gold Seeker. State Fair Premiums on Horses. Effort to Treat With Cubans. •— Record-Breaking Week for Wheat. Creameries Expect Big Trade. Markets. Alabama Soon to Be Launched. 4— Editorial. Wade Will Go Today. Movements of Troops. •—Sporting. Saints Play Snappy Ball. National League Scores. Half-Million Dollar Elevator Fire. •— Bernier's Plan for Reaching the Pole. The St. Paul Goes Into the Navy. Spanish Commerce THE ST. PAUL GLOBE Mann (111.) and Brbmwell (Ohio), are disposed to take the shortest cut out of the woods, and, by agreeing, end the matter, have been such as to shake the convictions of those gentlemen. The chief complaint of those who want to concur is that non-concurrence means delay, complications, possibly a leopening of diplomatic negotiations, and possibly further concessions by Spain which will embarrass the United States when the time for action ar rives. These members have been la bored with separately. The arguments against recognition have been reiter ated and reinforced in the light of the speeches in the senate. Especially potent has been the argu ment advanced by Senators Allison and Morgan that, if we recognized the independence of ihe existing govern ment, Gen. Gomez might at any time negotiate a peace with Spain which would leave the United States in the lurch. When France allied herself with us in the Revolutionary war, it was for the purpose of gaining our independ ence, but we were held to the com pact by a stipulation that no peace with Great Britain should be negotiat ed without France's consent. More than this, it is claimed that there are evidences that the senate will yield the recognition of independence, if the house stands firm. Notwith standing the large majority for the j resolution, Senator Hoar (Mass.) today urgently counseled the leaders to reject tenaciously the senate's proposition. He aseured them that the senate would not hold out. Veto as a Clnb. But possibly the strongest argument brought to bear was that the president himself could not approve any resolu tion which contained such an invasion of his prerogative and which so plain ly violated every precedent of interna tional law. This strong intimation of a presidential veto, which would in volve an entirely new start and the delays incident to it, had a powerful influence, although in certain quarters it was asserted that a presidential veto would be overridden. The suggestion that the president might sign the resolution and send a ■message to congress saying that the clause recognizing the independence of Cuba was ultra vires — beyond the ju risdiction of congress — was frowned upon by the president's friends. Those who were in favor of con currence in the senate amendment were not particularly active today, but some of them a-re showing determina tion. At one time today it was said that thirty-three Republicans had agreed to vote for concurrence, but this could not be confirmed, and the con servatives are confident that not half lhat number will break over the traces. They realize, however, that the chief danger lies in a possible stampede. If twenty-five Republicans join the Dem ocrats and Populists in voting for con currence, the resolutions will go to the president as passed by the senate! Should the little band of Republicans who will vote to concur make the re sult doubtful, it is feared that many others, who are held only by consid erations of party loyalty, will go over in a body. Some of them have made their acquiescence in the programme mapped out dependent upon the ability of the Republicans to carry it out. If the resolutions are to be concurred in, they say they cannot afford to be left out at the death. They say they could not justify such a course with their constituents. It Is said that many of the Western Republicans have been be sieged by their constituents today to vote for the senate resolutions. The Programme. The whole programme for tomorrow has not been absolutely decided upon. Something will depend upon the situa tion as it appears when the final re ports are made to the speaker in the morning. The speaker, however, will hold that the resolutions, as amended, do not have to go to the committee, but a motion to concur or non-concur is in order. This will bring the whole ques tion immediately before the house. It has not yet been decided whether the motion shall be to non-concur with a request for a conference, or to con cur with an amendment striking out the recognition of independence and perhaps making other slight amend ments in the other sections of the senate resolutions. In the latter case the position of the house would be definitely outlined and might be more satisfactory to the radical" Republi cans, who are supicious naturally of conferences. But, in either event, except in the im probably one that the senate should adopt the house amendment without further action, the resolutions would go to conference. So that it would amount to the same thing in the end. There has been considerable criticism, of the verbiage of the senate amend ments today. Gen. Grosvenor said sarcastically that resolutions which are to bear the inspection of the world I should at least be "grammatical and i diplomatic." I The speaker's lieutenants today have held out to their colleagues the assur ance that action should be had at ev ery subsequent stage of the proceed ings with dispatch, and that the res olutions would go to the president as finally agreed upon before Wednesday morning. But those who view the sit uation dispassionately do not believe that such expedition is possible. There is a strong intimation that delay is what is desired by those opposed to war, in the hope of some action by the Spanish cortes. A hope is expressed that Mr. Hitt, chairman of the foreign affairs com mittee, who has been quite ill, but who is much better, will be able to be in his place tomorrow. In that case, he will be in charge on the floor, and he, I Mr. Adams, of Pennsylvania, and Mr. | Dlnsmore, of Arkansas, the senior member of the minority of the com- ] mittee, will be appointed conferees on I the part of the house. If Mr. Hitt is I not able to be present, Mr. Adams and ! Mr. Quigg (N. V.) will be the Republi can conferees. Both are in thorough sympathy with Speaker Reed and the administration. The motion to be made tomorrow will, of course, be antagonized by a plain motion to concur. The latter mo tion would take precedence over a mo tion to non-concur, and would have to be voted upon first, but Speaker Reed has already held in this session that a motion to concur with an amend ment takes precedence over a motion to concur. It Is very desirable, from a strategic point of View, that the first vote to be taken shall be on the propo sition of the Republican leaders, and, therefore, the^-strong probability is that this will "be the motion. The de bate probalbly will not be long, possi bly two hours, and, if neces.-ary, a special rule will be brought in to cut off embarrassing amendments and mo tions. If the resolution should result in war, the revenue measure agreed upon by the Republicans of the ways and means committee will be presented at once. The army reorganization bill, as modi fled, also will be passed as soon ac op portunity offers. The opposition to the modified measure from the national guard has been withdrawn. There are contested election cases and other mi nor matters to fill up whatever of time remains during the week in the house. SENATE VERY FIRM. Determined to Stand by It* Reso lution for Recognition. . WASHINGTON, April 17.— A major ity of the senate will give very little attention to any other subject »until the Cuban question is finally disposed Continued oin Third Pose. MONDAY MORNING APRIL 18, 1898. THEN SPAIN WILL FIGHT IF CONGRESS TAKES ACTION EXPECTED OF IT Cabinet nt Madrid Rciterntes Its De termination to Siaml Firm No Hope Is Now Felt for a Peaceful Solution of the Entanglement, mill War In Considered a Cer tainty. By Associated Press. LONDON, April 18.— The Madrid cor respondent of the Times, telegraphing Friday, says: "Throughout its recent negotiations with the United States with reference to Cuba the Spanish government has never taken a firmer stand than at yesterday's council. If President McKinley, by issuing his last message, has set his seal upon his country's claim to Intervene In Cuba, so do the Spanish ministers respond by finally setting their seal upon this country's flat rejection of that claim. "The nature of the intervention ap pears to be immaterial. It Is the prin ciple to which the Spanish government row pledge themselves to the utmost. The drastic decisions of the council are taken by the public at what will profo bably prove their true value. "The war fever has been raging many hours. One newspaper alone thinks peace faintly possible. Some people, trusting to vague telegrams from Ha vana, indulge hope that the insurgent leaders, fearing American annexation, will voluntarily come to terms with the autonomous government, and that this may make President McKinley pause, but no definite information has yet been received in that Bense. There is a semi-panic on the bourse. Stocks are falling badly, and evidences of a grave situation are heard and felt in all di rections. But, in spite of this, the gov ernment and the governed are pulling well together, and profess themselves ready to confront what seems inevi table." LONDON, April 17.— The Madrid cor respondent of the Daily Mail telegraph- Ing Sunday, says: The situation is identical with that of yesterday, the ministers preserving an awaiting atti tude. They believe that by Wednesday or Thursday the two houses of congress will have definitely agreed as to their line of action and that the course of events will then depend upon President McKinley. In the meantime the draft of the speech from the throne, which Is to be laid before the cortes on Wednesday, has been substantially drawn up. It is short and strongly worded, but prob ably will undergo modifications in ac cordance with events that may take place In America during the next few days. MADRID, April IT.— The usual Sun day bull fight absorbed the populace, overshadowing the action of the Unit ed States senate as a topic of discus sion. The general tone of the press is firmly warlike. LONDON, April 18.— The Madrid cor respondent of the Daily Telegraph, tel egraphing Sunday, says: The greatest enthusiasm la manifested everywhere among the people, who are subscribing even more than they can afford, to the funds for the national defense. I am a-cquainted with families who intend to deprive themselves of one meal a day in order to give their mite to the gov ernment. Many officials on small sal aries have resolved to offer one day's pay, and even two, to the government. Boys under age are asking permission to serve in the army, their parents having already consented. Some popular bull fighters, whose performances are worth hundreds of thousands of francs yearly, have re solved to abandon their vocation and to shoulder rifles in defense of the father land. LONDON, April 17.— The Madrid cor respondent of the Standard, telegraph ing Sunday night, says: "The vote in the senate has caused a most unfavor able Impression In Madrid, as closing the door to an understanding of any kind being arrived at between the Spanish and American governments. MADRID IN SUSPENSE. Press Desires Congress to Come to a Decision Quickly. The ministerial El Correo, comment ing upon the United Statqp senate's resolution, calls attention to the "un expectedly large minority." It believes that the existence of this minority, joined with other reasons, may lead the mixed committee to agree to re place the independence proposition with one for immediate Intervention 1 . "Even presuming the final resolution passed in that form, "continues El Correo, "well informed judges believe that President McKinley would not give It immediate effect, preferring further negotiations. Nevertheless, these optimistic views do not warrant the statement that the problem is greatly ameliorated. If the two houses of congress vote a com promise tomorrow or Tu«day, Presi- -1 dent iM-cKinley's action will soon clear tlie atmosphere." El Liberal (moderate Republican) welcomes the senate's decision, al though it is more hostile, since it helps to disentangle the situation, which is becoming insupportable to the Span iards, as shown by the outburst at Malaga and elsewhere. Bl Liberal ex presses the hope that the mixed com mission will come to a decision quick ly, enabling Spain to know definitely her fate. The journals which comment on the senate's resolutions consider them as further rroof of America's scheme of annexation, and point out that it comes on the very day on which the Havana delegates proposed the starting to con fer with the insurgents. Government circles feel *hat the reso lutions are a fresh obstacle raised to the union of the insurgents and the autonomists in Cuba. The Epoca (Conservative), referring to the outbreaks of popular feeling in the provincial towns, counsels the gov ernment to deal gently with the riot ers, considering the provocation receiv ed from the American public and par liament, and even from the president, and urges tlie Spanish nation to con tinue in its dignified attitude, standing shoulder to shoulder in defense of the nation's rights. The Epoca says that only students took part in the demonstration at Bar celona; but that the revolutionary ele ment was at the bottom of the out break in Malag-a, seeking to precipitate a quarrel with- America. The official gazette will shortly pub lish the report of the Spanish commis sion of inquiry into the . Maine disas ter, demonstrating that the explosion was of internal origin. • DEPLORES THE RIOTS. Impnrcial Sji»m They .Are No Proof of Spaninh Courage. MADRID, April 17.— The Imparcial, referring to the attack upon the Amer ican consulate at Malaga, deplores the outrage as necessarily calling for apol ogies, and warns the Malaganos against provoking a war which Spain would avoid if possible. The Imparcial adds: "Rioting is no proof of courage. The Greeks made demonstrations many days in Athens, but this did not prevent them from quickly forsaking the heights of Thes saly. The Spaniards should enter the conflict like gentlemen and not like ruffians." ONLY DELAYS RL'PTURE. Action at Washington Gives Madrid No Hope. LONDON, April 18.— The Madrid cor respondent of the Times, telegraphing PERFECT TYPE OF THE TORPEDO BOAT DESTROYER. The United States navy I* In sore need of more vessels of this character to sink Spain's torpedo! fleet. Sunday, says: "In official circles today there Is an impression that a rupture of negotiations may not take place quite so soon as was expected two days ago, buit It cannot be said that the prospects of a peaceful solution are much improved. Among the leading representatives of all parties there is an almost unanimous opinion that the United States will accept nothing less than the 'termination of Spanish sover eignty in Cuba, and, as any concession of that kind is considered utterly in compatible with national honor, war seems inevitable, unless some unknown deus ex machina should suddenly in tervene. "A few sanguine people imagine that Europe may possibly awake at the las* moment to the dangers of agg.essive pan-Americanism and recognize In Spain the champion of the vital Euro pean interests of the future. In that case the deus ex machina would not urally take the form of collective In tervention by the great powers, but such illusions are not indulged in by practical statesmen, nor do these lat ter attribute very much Importance to the persistent rumors of the likelihood of the insurgents making terms with the autonomous government in order to avert annexation by America, "It Is no douibt probable that the in surgents were disagreeably surprised by the terms of President McKinley's message, which vetoes their Independ ence aspirations, and those who know personally the two most influential leaders, Callxto Garcia and Maximo Gomez, believe the former would not be insensible to the call of Spanish pa triotism. But Gomez Is regarded as impervious to such an Influence, and it is clearly perceived thait the Amer ican annexationists could easily coun teract any such tendencies to concilia tion. "Nowhere can I perceive any indica tion of a peaceful solution acceptable to both parties. Gen. Woodford, the American minister, is reported to be most anxious to avoid a conflict and still to be not without hope; but offi cially he remains absolutely quiescent. The patience of the country at large is rapidly exhausting itself, to judge by telegrams from the provinces; and more or less expansive demonstrations of the popular feeling are taking place In many cities." Memorial to Jefferson Davis. RICHMOND, Va., April 17.— The Jpfferson Davis memorial window was unveiled today in St. Paul's cathedral, the church Mr. Davis attended while president' of the Confederacy. There was an immense crowd present. The service was very simple, the sermon being preached by Rev. Dr. William Dame, of Bal timore. Mrs. Davis, her granddaughter, Miss Hays, and Consul General Lee and family, accompanied by Miss Cisneros, attended the ceremonies. - Where Gold la Appreciated. LONDON, April 17.— The gold premium at Lisbon at closing yesterday was 65. LAST SUNDAY AT THE FORT THIRD KEGIMENT FULLY PRE PARED FOR DEPARTURE lliilHliliiji Touches Put Upon tlie Traveling OutlltH Yesterday, and Officer*! and Privates Are Only Waiting (or tlie Bugle Call Twenty-Five Men Will Be Left nt the Fort With Capt. Gerlach. Uuncertalnty, expectancy and cer tainty sums up the situation at Fort Snellingr. The officers and men of the fighting Third do not know whether they will leave for the front today or tomorrow; they expect to go tomorrow; they may go today; they know they are going. It is certain that yesterday was their last Sunday at Snelling for a long time; perhaps for all time. It was a busy Sunday for the sol diers. Those who were not needed about post headquarters were putting the finishing touches upon their trav eling outfits. They were packing the last things in their knapsacks, and by noon every one was ready to move at a moment's notice. Only the bugle call is needed now to bring every man in the regiment from the company quar ters and start the column on the march. When the command starts it will be equipped in heavy marching order. Each man will carry fifty rounds of ammunition in his belt. Surplus am munition will be boxed and sent as baggage. Field rations for thirty days win be provided for the men, and will be taken along with them. They will also carry all necessary camp equipage, such as tents, blankets and cooking utensils. There will be a number of field wag ons and thirty-six mules to draw them. Citizen drivers will accompany the reg iment. Besides the transport wagons there will be an amibulance. Full grain and half-hay forage for the animals for five days will be taken. This is expected to last until the troops arrive at their destination. Horses will be taken by Col. Page, Lieut. Bundy, quartermaster; Lieut. Moßae, adjutant; Lieut. Col. Harbach, commanding the First battalion; Capt. Hale, commanding the Second battal ion, and Dr. Borden, who will go to Mo- bile. Dr. Shaw will go with Battery A, Fourth artillery, at Fort Sheridan, to Chlckamauga. Dr. Borden will take with him a full hospital equipment. He will have one steward and nine corps men. He will have one ambulance, for which four mules will be provided. He will carry tents and tentage for hospital and men, and ten cots for patients. As soon as the regiment reaches Mobile the hos pital corps will be consolidated with others from other regiments, until a brigade or division hospital is formed. Dr. Borden will take medical supplies sufficient to last three months. The hospital transportation wagons and mules will be cared for by a line officer detailed for that purpose. No nurses have as yet volunteered their services to the regiment, but un less societies take up that branch of field work the hospital officers will de pend upon the men in the corps. Two per cent of the enlisted men are as signed for duty in the hospital depart ment, so there are likely to be enough nurses for a while. The fort boasts a Hotchkiss moun tain gun and a Gatling gun, which have not yet been ordered into service. They will remain there until required. It was at first intended to leave ccv- Pith of the Latest War News. House is expected to non-aoncur In senate resolutions, and conference will follow. Spaniards at Tampa preparing for an exodus to Cuba, Spanish cabinet reiterates its determination to go to war before yield ing further. Old monitors go into commission today. Soldiers at Fort Snelling prspared for the bugle call. Legal points in the question of the right of congress to recognize the Cuban government stated by ex-Attorney General Miller. Work of transforming th« ■teamer St. Paul into a cruiser to begin to day. enteen men under Capt. Gerlach In charge of the fort, but it has been de cided to transfer a number of prisoners from Fort Harrison to Snelling. There will be seventeen prisoners at the fort •when the Harrison men arrive, and that will require more men to guard them. So Capt. Gerlach will have twenty-five in his command after the regiment goes. Three men will be S3 lected from each company for this de tail. The prisoners are serving terms ranging from a month, to a year and are all discharged from the service. At the end of their terms they will be sent adrift in disgrace, fcut, I^,; the meantime, they must work, nnd so PRICE TWO CENT33-jgg.9^r they will be set to planting trees and beautifying the post grounds In ac cordance with plans made last fall by Col. Page. The men who are left be hind will have all they can attend to. The only regiments left in the West after this week will be the Seventh cavalry and Fifteenth imfantry, dis tributed among the Arizona posts, the Fifth cavalry along the Rio Grande and the Fourteenth infantry in Van couver and Alaska. Contrary to the general impression, the Third is not going to Mobile to man any fortification, but to invade Cuba when the word i 3 given. In Col. Page's office hangs a superb topo graphical map of Cuba, issued by the war department at Washington. It is in four sections, and every stream, railroad, wagon and foot path Is plain ly Indicated, so that the Invading com manders will be able to tell at a glance exactly what must be done to trans port the troops. There is no detail necessary to a complete knowledge of the country omitted, and the map is divided into convenient sections which makes it easy to carry and con sult. Mobile will be defended by artillery. It is thought that the Invading army will land either to the east or the west of Havana and march on Its rear. In this way the city may be taken with least bloodshed, for, with the war ships bombarding the city from the harbor and the army at the rear, Ha vana would have little chance to hold out against the double siege. March Through St. Paul. "The Third has been here so long," said Col. Page yesterday, "that it might very properly be regarded as tha Third Minnesota. I have not yet re ceived my orders for the transporta tion of the troops, but, If they are is sued so that I have any direction in the matter, I will certainly give the people of St. Paul an opportunity to cay good-bye to the regiment in a body." Every officer and man at the fort was anxious to have the transportation matter so arranged that the regiment might leave at the union depot. It will probably be so arranged, though It depends entirely on what Is done by the citizens this morning. There will be a meeting of the busi ness men at the Commercial club, and some arrangements made. None are necessary beyond providing for the transportation of the troops into town by the city railway, and there is no doubt that the company will furnish the cars. Col. Page said that the baggage and accoutrements, except the marching equipment of the men, might be load d on the trains at the fort; that the men might be brought down to, say Seven Corners, in cars and then march through the streets to the depot. An important order that was issued yesterday makes Maj. Kanno assistant inspector general of the department of the Missouri and takes him o«* »f the regiment. Capt. Hale, ranking captain of the Third, will be In command of the sec ond battalion in the field. MOKE RIOTS AT MALAGA AMERICAN CON9IXATE AGAIN AT TACKED IHob Dlaperaed Onlj- After Repeated Charges by the Civic Guard* Three of the Participants in the Disorders Injured Dnrlng the Fighting. By Associated Press. MALAGA, April 17. — The rioting ■which broke out yesterday was contin ued last evening. The gendarmes charged the mob frequently, and the rioters returned their attacks with vol leys of stones. Many persons were bruised, and numerous arrests were made. The city is quieter this mom luff. LONDON, April 18.— A special dis patch from (Madrid says there was an other hostile demonstration outside the American consulate at Malaga on Sun day aifternoon. The civic guard dis persed the mob after repeated charges. Three people were injured. Most of the shops were closed. New Loan at a Dlacount. LONT>ON, April 17.— The Chinese govern ment 4Va per cent loan (n*w) i» now at 1%. discount. EXOWS Of DONS. Spaniards at fafnpa Prepar ing for Flight to Cuba. STEAMER IS CHARTERED. Plant Line Boat Secured By Minister Polo y Bernabe. , x INDIGNATION AT TAMPA. CITIZENS DECLARE THE FOREIGN ERS ARE ACCORDED IDU, PROTECTION. Their Safety Recently Guaranteed by the City < 'ounoll < oml uk of the Soldier* May Be the Cmr <• of the Sadden Panic Conaul at Philadelphia Preparing: fur Pro tection of Hla Countrymen. By Associated Press. WASHINGTON, April 17.— The Span ish minister, Senor Polo, today closed a charter for an American steamer of the Plant line, which will carry prac tically the entire Spanish colony of, Tampa, Fla., to Havana tomorrow., In making the charter, the minister! gave assurances that, in case of hos tilities, the steamer would be cleared from Havana, given ample protection and allowed to return to an American, port. The Spanish party will number 408, most of them being young men who have offered their services in the Span ish army In case of war. Some women and children are included, as they are a part of the colony making the move, and it is said also that the hostility to Spanish residents in that locality has become marked of late. The con sul and vice consul, with two assist ants, will remain at Tampa. This is the point at which seven regiments of Infantry have been ordered to mo bilise within the next few days, al though there Is no intimation that the departure of the Spanish colony is due to the concentration of United States troops at Tampa. The Spanish minister had a com paratively quiet Sunday, finding lime to take a drive with the Swedish min ister, Mr. Gr.ppe, the two having been associated here in the diplomatic serv ice twenty-five yeais ago. Senor Polo received a number of dispatches from. Madrid, but they developed no new phases of the question, and did not bear out the reports that Spain would seek the good offices of the United States, In case the h iuse resolution be came a law. No official information, has been received here as to the re ported negotiations with Gen. Gomez toward his surrender, although there Is no disposition to discredit the re port. PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 17.— Joaquim M. Torrija, the Spanish con-ul in this city, has inserted the following notice in the local papers: "Spanish subjects residing in this city and its consular district are notified to present themselves at the consulate. No. 222 South Third street, at their earliest convenience." Senor Torrija declined to discuss the purpose of the notice, but, from an other source, it was learned that the principal object was to complete a. registration of all Spain's subjects In this section. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 17.— A special to the Times- Union and Citizen, from Tampa, Fla., says: The reported hostility toward the Spanish residents in this city has absolutely no founda- I tion. The people of this city have been ( even more than ordinarily friendly to- i ward the Spanish residents during the continuance of the strained relations, j They have thus assured the Spanish, colony that whatever is said by the press or the people is in no way intend ed for them as individuals, but is di- ' rected against the policy of the Spanish government solely. Some time ago the city council met and passed resolutions in which were set forth assurances of protection for their lives and property. The Spanish residents of Tampa are peaceful and thrifty, and are looked upon with much esteem by the entire community.