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THE FARMER AND MECHANIC. TUESDAY, APRIL 20.
ISO. HAVANA OPEN FIRE The Guns of Morro Castle Belch Forth Flames of Fire Upon the American Fleet, But Without Effect The Fleet Did Not Return the Harmless Fire. DECLARATION OF WAR TO BE MADE TO-DAY The President Will Send a Special Message to Congress To-Day Asking for Formal Declaration of War Spain Also Considers a Declaration. THE BLOCKADE AT HAVANA IS EFFECTIVE ll r.mtl.xs. was rushci tlmmsU the wj. I''11"" ' ... . rru .- .- crc to toward Key e si. -i rough one. 01 cooi. than usual. in x- -. lUTliiT- III flTliip New ion ihmoiis i" V, IUI I'M . .... ...irii,l the not UKU ailinmiK"' United States to estab of the port of Havana. ter hit nort was a it was no worse (Copyrighted, The Line sip of t"e Fleet Along Hie Cuban j Coast--! he Fleet Ranges From Eight to Ten Miles From Shore for a Distance of Twenty Miles -Part of Fleet Parts Company and Sailed Northeastwardly, Presumably to Block ade Matanzis--The Spanish Government Preparing to Swoop upon American Shipping --Urgent Orders Issued for the Movement ot Spanish Warships Privateering Will be Adopted --Patriotic Demonstrations all Over Spain. Washington, I). C, April 24.- A reso lution formally declaring Avar against Spain will be introduced in tho Congress of the United States to-morrow. The derision to do so has heen reached after mature deliberation in order to safeguard the interests of the United States. All the arguments pro and eon were discuss al this afternoon at the White House at a conference in which President Me Kinley, Attorney General Griggs, Assis tant Secretary Day and Senators Davis and Hale participated and on its break ing up anouncenient was made that Con gress to-morrow would be asked to de clare what it is held already exists. This was the most important Washington de velopment on the first war Sunday. The . President will send a message 1o Congress to-morrow to be delivered immediately after its convening setting forth the facts in the case and asking Congress formally to declare war in or der that there may be no misunderstand ing on the part of other nations. The most important point in the message from a news point of view will be the anonncement that Spain has made for mal reply to our ultimatum. This reply has not been given to the public, and it was supposed that none had been re ceived. The document is a formal ac knowledgement by Spain, and also an acceptance bv that country of the ulti matum as :i virtual declaration of war. Congress will therefore be asked to re cognize this condition of affairs and to declare it to the world, using concession as a reason for it. The war resolution has been prepared, and it is understood that the two com mittees having in charge Ihe foreign af fairs of the two houses of Congress will be prepared to report upon it very speed ily probahly immediately after reading preparations for the transportation of the1 troops overland and also to Cuba, for which a large number of vessels will be chart ered. Iii the Quarter Master's of fice nearly the whole clerical force was ion liniiii. i ne oeian .m- ! complete, but Quarter Master General i Ludington believes everything will be in readiness by the time the troops are ready to move. Some understanding with the railroads on the basis of uni form rates of travel will be arranged if possible so that the soldiers may be sent by the shortest possible route with the least charge to the government. Ques tions of equipment, of the troops with uniforms and tents are also to be set tled, although many of the State or ganizations are prepared in this respect. It is said at the Navy Department that all the Naval Militia which will be used in the deep sea patrol vessels al ready have been ordered to them. Those remaining will be utilized in manning the signal stations along the coast and the vessels of the close shore auxiliary fleet. Commander Richardson Clover expects that the gun boat Bancroft which he is to command and which is now undergo ing repairs at Roston will sail for Nor folk in a few days to take on her ammu nition. The probability is that the ves sel then will be sent to join Admiral Sampson's licet. It is said to be definitely settled that Captain Albert S. Rarker, a member of the Joint Army and NaA-y Defense Plan Roard, Avill command the protected cruis er Newark now fitting out at Norfolk. She will be ready for services some time in May. Assistant Secretary Roosevelt to-day announced that the government had pur chased the steam yacht Aileen for the auxiliary navy. This vessel like so many others that have been acquired, is of light draught and excellently fitted for patrol duty in shallow waters. She is of T.1 tons gross register, 11! feet long and 20 feet beam. It was said at the Navy Department to-day that no additional information had been received of the movements of the Spanish fleets, rendezvoused at Cadiz and at the Capo Verde Islands. Every step taken by these fleets is promptly reported to the department by the agents abroad. One officer explained to-day that it was very necessary to receive with the greatest caution reports of the movements of the Spanish ships as Spain naturally will try in every way to mis lead the United States. Most of the vessels of the Asiastic Squadron, which according to the Asso ciated Press dispatches is to sail with sealed orders, according to the latest published advices were rendezvoused at I long Kong. The squadron is under command and is made u: of seven ves sels including the coal colliers recently purchased by the department. The Olympia. a protected cruiser, is the flag ship, with a speed of over twenty-one knots, while the other ships are the portecfed cruiser Raltimore of twenty knots, the protected cruiser Raleigh of nineteen knots, the protected cruiser xoston of fifteen and one-half knots, the gun boat Concord of nearly seventeen knots, the gun boat Petrel of nearly twelve knots and the iron ship Monooa cy of eleven knots. XOON.-DURING THE EARLY MiNTNG THE MORRO CASTLE R YTTER1ES AGAIN OPENED IT RE i,S THE FLEET, RUT WITHOUT THE SLIGHTEST EFFECT. THREE HAVE P.EEX NO CASUAL1TIES VMONG OUR FORCES UP TO THE HOUR OF WRITING, AND NOT A SINGLE SHOT HAS RE EN FIRED AGAINST THE RATTERIES. On board the Associated Press Dis patch Roat Dauntless, Key West, Fla., April 24 The Associated Press dispatch boat Dauntless arrived in this harbor vesterdav, before midnight, having in tow the first sailing vessel prize of the campaign, the schooner Mathilde, of Ha vana, sixty tons, loaded with rum. wien the Dauntless icrt the main Meet under Rear Admiral Sampson at ::1." o'clock on Friday afternoon, what seemed a thorough blockade of Havana had been successfully effected. The Meet range from eight to ten miles from shore, along which they are extend ed for fully twenty miles in the follow ing order, running from west to east: Mayllov.er, Iowa, Newport, Detroit, Marblehead. Indiana, New York and Wilmington, with the torpedo Porter at tending the flagship. Morro Castle and the city of Havana are in good view from the flagship with glasses, but the coast, . s is always the case, is covered with a haze. Soon after 0 o'clock yesterday morning the Amphitrite, Puritan, Cincinnati. Cas tine and Machias, and three torpedo boats, after much interchange of signals. parted company with the flagship, sail ing in a northeasterly direction, presum ably to blockade Matanzas, Cardenas and Sagua La Grande. Owing to her late arrival on the pre- liriiig the nrst intention of tin lish a blockade CAPTURE OF PEDRO. 1MS. by the Associate. Press.) .i I'l-n-shin "New York. I Ml Jo.ui i'" ' - off Havana. April -.-. .! t. ...1 tire oil the .-ouofthe United States tllo-Hoeklast About ten shots were sent hi of our ships; our iiol o..- ... nd no shots were nre.i -i f fighting squad night. direction them took efiect in return. mm... s;,,:,ni:irds had appare lights of the "New York" while the lat signalling to a snip oi me ntlv seen the officer tain ime. what York' ing. with neces ter was ron. The firing was reported by the of the deck. Ensign J. R. Eddie, to Cap- Chadwick who was asleep at tne The young Ensign asked in some excited tones whether the .New had not better discontinue signall "No," muttered Captain Chadwick the utmost coolness, "there is no dty for stopping the signals. Go ahead." Later Captain Chadwick was on the forward bridge, from whence he watched the tongues of Mames shoot out from the Morro Castle. He glanced in the direc tion of the Spanish fortifications for a few seconds, and then turned his back on them in silent contempt, and went back to his bed, perfectly satisfied the Spaniards could do not damage at five miles, which was then the approximte distance of the flagship from Morro Cas tle. Another officer said: "The Spaniards probably vous, and decided they without some fireworks. anything anyway." There was no excitement on board tin flagship during the Morro Castle's futih attonrnt at gunnerv. 1 he discipline was really splendid. In fact, at this In ur many peoole on board the flagship do not know that Spain's first guns of war have been hrod and the .New lork was their 1 argot. THE CAPTURE OF THE PEDRO The I nited States cruiser Cincinnati. could They became ner- not sleep can't hit plot st met ion. guns, urn ceived. LAYING WASTE TO JAMAICA. i Kingston. Jamaica. April 24.- The United States Consul at Raraeoa, Cuba. Alfredo T. Triay, his wife and two children, two Spanish merchants and twenty-two Cubans and Spanish-Americans, mostly women ami child ren from Gnantanamo, embarked from the Ely here to-day, after a twenty-four hours' quarantine. 'When the steamer left Guanatanamo on Friday last a Spanish mob. including many soldiers, filled the public square and adjacent streets, yelling "Death to the Yankees." Several American Mags were soiled, torn, trampled and treated with elaborate unmentionable indignities. Some naturalized Americans were compelled to take part in the insulting work, on the throat of death if they refused. Orders to the Spanish army declaring the armistice ended were pub licly posted at Guanatanamo last Friday. Two days previous -the troops began concentrating at the principal scacoast cities, abandoning all the in terior ' towns and plantations, in many eases burning them. The passengers by the Ely believe the devastation of that'part of ihe island will be eom- ted before the Americans invade tne ports held by the Spaniards. Now there are uAt Porter captured a Spanish s.-hoon- which the Dauntles kmi York had eX-war- in- t.r. .UiUUiliiv. v ui. into Key West tonight lot Mfter the .ev io -- - - ..K.,rr...t dilutes with the Italian liiaur' ' .t, i ,,;.. t-o schooners were signieu shore from where the New York ami Italian lay. and the flagship signaneo M go after them. the tor elided over the water at a d almost tinder tin the Porter nedo boat glide v.tv raitid nac' and pass the" bows of the Rausan on her capture .... . i .. !... T.,rtr of the Mathilde. As sue ian n tired shots from her six-pounder aro- the bows of both schooners. ne m ;hem came about immediately, but she i i.:.... .in.! was re proved to io a n-itiii , leased. Rut the Mathilde was inon Minate and probably did not appre ciate being stopped by what looked IiKo i tov boat, or else failed to understand what the Porter wanted to r to im. iu when two more shots were tired from the .1 -tf il-ll ......... .lit, '.lit torpedo boat tne .waiuuoe y.uuy ......... and the Porter ran alongside, mioiuieu her she wanted her. she was seized by the United States, ami promptly toU her prize ill tow and started off to the Magship with her. The Mathilde was loaded with barrels of rum, was sunk almost to her rails. ami the Porter had much difficulty in dragging the heavy schooner through the water. X'..-ii-lv- ihe entire crew of the New Yolk assembled on ihe deck Porter came up with her gave her a great cheering. The Dauntless was about ready to leave for Kev West ami Admiral Samp son asked the dispatch boat to tow orize to that port for him, which don-, a prize crew from tin- being placed on board tin THE FLEET OFF HAVANA. t Coot nrh ted lV.w. by the Ass. .cut. and as the prize, they Ih. was New York Mathilde. Ordinarily' there are 2. 0O Spanish soldiers at Guanatanamo. T.tKMI there. .New doteiioes. earthworks cluetly, are under and the mounting of lield pieces is in progress. Two rapid rapid lire three pounder and four ancient models, have boon Ootl- tire ro of th' message. An effort will then b made to have the resolution taken up! SPAIN AROUT TO DECLARE W VP and passed forthwith, and it is not now believed that there will be any formida ble opposition to this course in either house. For the President and his Cabinet cir cle Sunday passed quietly and unevent fully. The President attended divine service at the Metropolitan Methodist church, accompanied by Secretary ami Mrs. Gage and Miss Alger. Mrs. Mc Kinley has not yet returned from her trip to New York city. Adjutant Gen eral Corbin and Secretary Alger con ferred in the afternoon respecting the arrangements for calling on the Govern ors of the State and Territories, for tho quota of troops they are to furnish un der the President's proclamation asking for 12.",00,0 mo,,. In the State, War and Navy Depart ments, many of the officials were at their desks directing the execution of policies heretofore determined upon. Neither Secretary Alger nor Secretary Long were on hand, but Assistant Secre tary Meikeljohn and Assistant Secret ary Roosevelt were on duty for several hours. The Assisstant Secretary is bus ily engaged in supervising the general London. April 24. It is announced in a special dispatch from Madrid that Spain may formally declare war against the United Stales as a result of the cap ture of the Spanish steamer "Rnena Ventura." SPANISH PLAN OF CAMPAIGN. Madrid, April 24. It is believe! that the Spanish admirals, at their meeting yesterday, approved of a plan of cam paign against the United States. All information on the subject, naturallv. is refused. vious night and with necessary delays on the following day, the Associated Press dispatch boat Dauntless saw the last boat of the naval and newspaper Hoots leave Kev West harbor on Friday morning witn her anchor still down at 7:.iO o'clock, when the stern of the Uni ted States dispatch gun boat Dolphin near fouled her while the latter vessel was winging out from a coal pier. The captain of the Dolphin sang out: "I guess you are all right. We usually ram with the other end." At r:o." a. m.. with her anchor apeak, tho Dauntless got under way. As she passed out a hearty cheer was given for the United Sratos cruiser Nashville and her prize, the Ruena Ventura. Then she squared awav for the Hoot, not even the smoke of which was visible at that time. The Dauntless dashed ahead until 1) o'clock when many black streaks were seen making parallel lines across the southern horizon. Ten o'clock, and the vessels left Key West one hour ami twenty minutes behind the other boats, but in four hours and a half she was at the head of the procession, and quiet Captain Floyd, who knows the boat bet ter than anv other person living, re marked: "She can't beat fourteen knots at her best but it's funny how many six teen and seventeen knot clippers she does leave astern." When the Magship New York, after the hills of Cuba had been sighted, and she had started off at a twenty knot clip to capture the Spanish steamer Pedro, the Dauntless veered an1 followed and was in at the death." Those on the Dauntless saw the first hostile shot fired, and as the Magship swung around for her chase after what prove1 to be a German trading steamer, thoi ! r:ivo the mv York Ihe first cheer f The rush to change paper currency for ter a night of rolling in through a hoav silver has ceased, thus ending the mono- sea. to get under wav in the mornhv tarv crisis. , i i i in ui-i i ri i. .-!-!- uu- lllUil .11111 lilt" ill diana. in fighting trim, start seaward am1 A high official asserts that the powers are still conferring, with results which are expected to benefit Spain. The Imparoial prints a list of the American ships in the Mediterranean, pointing out that they will be easy prey for the Spanish war ships. HAVANA FIRES ON FLEET. s bv the The Capture of Span;sh American War Vesse Ships. ON ROARD FLAGSHIP NEW YORK, OFF HAVANA, APRIL 24.- ! SPANISH DECREE GAZETTED ! Madrid, April 24. 1 p. m. The following decree gazetted to-day: "Diplomatic relations are broken off between Spain and the United States, and. tho state of war being begun between the two countries, num- erons questions of international law arises, which must be precisely defined chiefly because the injustice and provocation come from our adversaries and it is they who, by their detestable conduct, have caused this "r ive con- Mict." The Royal decree then says Spain maintains her right to have recourse to privateering and announces that for the present onlv auxiliary cruisers will be fitted out. All treaties with the United States are annulled. Thir- ly days are given to United States ships to leave Spanish ports and the rules Spain will observe during the war are outlined in five clauses, covering neu- tral flags and goods, contraband of war, what will be considered a blockade the right of search and Avhat constitutes contraband of war, ending with saying foreign privateers will be regarded as pirates better still to follow the Noav York a she raced eastward to intercept whaJ proved to be the Italian man of war Giovani Ransan. from which vessel Rear Admiral Sampson received his first Reai Admiral's salute from a foreign war ship, came the stirring incident of tie Mathilde. followed by the determination I to return to Key West with dispatches The Associated Press dispatch boat Dauntless was asked through the mega rione to tow the Spanish prize to Key West, which was a fitting ending for the day. It was an example of the grim irony of fate which gave to the most famous ex-filibuster the first oppor tunity to tow a Spanish prize to the United States, for which the thanks of Captain Chadwick were received. As the Dauntless passed under the lee of the New York, she received the heartiest of cheers from the blue jackets, while the officers of the Magship clapped their hands, the megaphone roared some en couraging words, and Admiral Sampson lifted his cap in answer to the salute of the correspondents. The sea pictures there presented had for a background a pale haze, beyond which were the mountains of Cuba and in the middle distance saffron lined' Ha vana, with a speck of yellow strined with red. floating from TUnrm rocVi. i ... - - long wilt Captain C. M. Chester, reported to a Magship at midnight. "I have a prize. It is therefore evident that other ships besides the New York have boon busy during the night." About 4 :"0 p. m. yesterday Captain Chadwick sent Chief Engineer C. .1. MeConnoll this message: "(Jet up all the steam you can. A steamer has been sighted and the Ad miral wishes to capture her." Tho Now York was soon tearing through the water at a rapidly inoreas ing speed and was fast leaving the squadron in the rear. Away in the distance, close under the mist covered hills of Cuba, midway be tween Havana and Matanzas, could b scon the outlines of a large steami heading to the eastward. Then the oh7 cry of "A chase!" "A chase!" echoed for' and aft. and the officers and crev of the New York gathered on her decks, eagerly watching the Magship churi through the blue water, foaming whit at her stern until she was making about JS knots. - The Admiral paced the forward deel as calmly as if watching 'a potato race It was evident that the Spaniard wa doing her best to get away from th cruiseor. and the heading in nearer am nearer to the coast, hoping to find safety in shallow water where the war shi; could not dare to follow her. When the Spaniard was about three miles from the shore and about a inih from the New York, an eight-inch gun from the cruiser's forward turret sud denly belched out. a stream of lire, ac ompanied by a crashing report. It was mfy meant as a warning shot, but tin -tool projectile went ricorcheting ovei ho water, in dangerous proximity to tin Hoeing merchantman. The echo of the report had hardly lied awav among Cuba's hills when the Spaniard hove to. About ten .iitiutos later tho New York was neat u'r. In the distance, a few lonely look ng houses could be seen perching on a vild looking beach. A prize crew, commanded by Lien euant E. E. Capehart, ami composed ol Assistant Engineer Neall, four marines nd a boat's crow, all well armed, won lowered over the side of the cruiser and. amid exultant cheers from their com rades on board the New York, they pnll--mI over 1o the Spaniard, which proved to be the Pedro, of Rilbao, an excellent prize. hile this was transpiring lines of another steamer were oral miles to the westward. the seen out sev- firod How there? another to "heave to" second vessel and upon gain New York tired across the bows and the latter that standard stn v This was the thought which en tered every mind as the hawser tighten-1 Shortly before noon today the torpedo The New York then blank shot of warning in the direction of the sighted by the Mag ship ing proper distance, the a second shot, this time of the second steamer hove to at once. 1 ll ! 111! f .iriii , s- . 1 , 1 iiioo "-I.IU- occurred this morning a low nines west ot the entrance to Ha vana harbor. It was a small schooner, apparently a fishing craft, and she was' 4 .1 t. ..1 l.x 1 1.. r1! mi . '. mi- . iuvuiu.il I. j ne cruiser towed nor to the flagship, and her cap turn in. on- :-aiisiasiory explanation to 'Admiral Sampson, who released the ves sol. ; There was a strong wind blowing ami a heavy sea running all the way from Havana to Key West, but the Dauntless c.lowod through the water with her tow, whic h had her rails under hair the time, with great volumes of spray dashing ,.i-r.r ili :iilors and marines iroiu in V..v York- who sat on ton of schooner's cargo, each man ready with his rifle to prevent any attempt that might be made by the schooner's own crew to cut loose from the Dauntless. The latter made the run of eighty miles, from off Havana, to Key West, with her tow, in eight hours-, arriving at Key West before midnight. 1MK bv Pros.) On board the Flagship New York. Havana. April 2.". 2 p. in. Filed 1. . West, midnight. April 2: '... The Puritai Nashv.oe. Marblehead ami Ericsson ar rived from Key WcM this morning. T!, Ericsson almost immediately returned:.. Key West with dispatches. At 1" o'clock this morning tin monitor Pur; tan, the cruiser Cincinnati, tho giihl...:t Machias. Nashville. Castino and New port and the torpedo boats Foote a ..; Winslow left tho qnadrou to bl... k.,.;,. Matanzas. Maricl and Cardenas, 'l b. formed separate divisions, and ait. . they had passed out of sight the ivmat;. dor of the Meet took up a regular l.rin.. tion having drifted some fifteen mi;. -from Morro Castle. The general ;.. vatu-o was made at half speed. Capial,; Evans, not quite certain of the posit i..;t ho was entitled to take with the law.,, shoutodt hrough the megaphone: "How near may I goV" Rear Admiral San,, son, who was standing on the after bridge replied: "As near as you -:u without drawing tin tire of the batter les. "All right." Captain Evans should back in tones that express-! the keen est disappointment. The Iowa then w i , ahead. About half an hour after the squadn.,! was well under way tho cruiser Cincin nati was seen on the eastern horizon, the smoke pouring from her funnels. She had been headed for Matanzas and evi dently had turned back to chase some vessel. The object of her pursuit wa soon mal' out. standing well in toward th' coast. Tho flagship, the cruiser Mar hlchoad ami the gun boat Wilmington immediately turned out of course t head the war ship off. The remain. lc of the squadron proceeded to the west ward. Smoke poured from our ships. The flagship was making eighteen knots, the whole vesol throbbing with the vibrations of her twin screws. The the little llnungtoti steamed up in splendid t FLEET" For the TO ACT WITH Present the Do the Fighting Insurgents in Cuba. CLEANS. Will Washington. April 2 1. Secretary Sherman said today that it fas his ex pectation that for the present, and the immediate future tho insurgent army would do the greater part of the light ing in Cuba. He added the statement that there was no intention ot taking . bfo lines vanished from the militiamen ami new recruits mto Admiral Sampson. Cuba until thoroughly inured to tmy hardships of actual military life, and that probably the regulars also would j be held in this country until later in. sea. son. The Secretary expressed oninion that Admiral Sampson's. the the style, and the first cruiser Marblehead kept nearly abreast. The formidable trio bore down upon the war ship. Then a shout went up. "She is a Spaniard." For the next ten minutes the excitement was territie. The distance which sepa rated the vessels rendered it imiM.ssihle to make out the war ships identitv. She was thought to he the Yizoaya'or the Almirante Oquendo, heading hard for 1 la vana. The men at the guns shouted wiih glee. The stokers off duty below h r ed vociferously :U1, Legged to ! al lowed to go on deck to b. lo Uww.i j first armed enemy' met. The offVors j crowded on the quarter deck, as ehitel as the men. though under better c. nlrol i no i.ugier blew "Genera Ouarfers " their posts. Dovn with a raffle. The the dee.;. Rear standing on the bridge, said deliberately to Captain Chadwick. "Yes. tiie Oquendo or the Vozcaya." ami then added: "I should like to bag them both." Then it was seen thflt the chase was flying an Ital ian Hag, but this was no prooT that be l. ii ..... .... nimi tier still invisible guns S All hands Hew to came the shroiid fleet would take the first opportunity 1o form a junction witn iioinez s ;inn aim i e . noi concealed, ready 1o shoot that there would thcnoolortli be periect co-operation-bet ween those two organi zations in conducting the war against tho common enemy. "The insurgents are the best men for this service at present." said the Secretary, "ami they can be trusted to do zealous work when well armed and well clothed." He said it was his understanding that the gov ernment would furnish the arms and mu nitions of war to tit out several regi ments of the insurgents in good shape and io put the entire Cuban army in good fighting trim. THE GEORGIA TROOPS. Governor Atkinson Will Only Allow Half of the Guard to Volunteer. Atlanta, Ga.. April 24. Governor At kinson this afternoon issued orders to all regimental commanders of the State troops to meet in his office to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock. The object of the conference will bo to discuss the ways and mea"hs of fur nishing the United Stales government with Georgia's quota of volunteers and at the same time recruiting the regi ments as fast as ranks are broken into. Governor Atkinson will not allow all the troops to volunteer, but will keep half of them in Georgia for domestic defense. There is a general belief that many peo ple will be thrown out of employment by the war and that local troubles will arise among the laboring classes, which is out of work. They think the State troops will be needed hero for tho suppression of any domestic trouble, and also for the repulsion of any attempt that may be made to land privateers on the Georgia coast. Governor Atkinson believes that Georgia is too near the seat of war. and affords too tempting sea front, not to be atacked by the Spanish or by privateer t coring parties. MISS RARTON LEAVES TAMPA. Washington. April 24. Miss Clara Rarton will leave hero for Tampa to morrow night to ixoin the Red Cros steamer Texas. With her will be Dr. E. W. Egan. Mr. Cobb, of Xoav York! ami Miss Lucy Graves. Thev will ic.icii iey esr j nursday. The T as is due there the same dav. vx- I TALI AN WAR SHIP AT HAVANA. Madrid. April 24. Midnight. An of hcial dispatch from Havana dated Sat urday, says: "The Italian man-of-war Giovanni l.ausan has entered the t.ort nnd leccneu wiin an ovation. peeted steamers showed nightfall." mi -inree sus- themselves at guns panian un der advantage or subterfuge. All the guns on the New York's port side and iii the forward and after turrets were trained on the stranger. A few min utes later, when about l.'OO yards sep arated the New York from her target, the American Hag was run up by the war ship, ami then it was known she was not a Spaniard. A puff of smoke issued from her sides, ami the boo in of :i gun sounded across the Maters. It W;1S onv :i s.,iuj hu( at first many on board thought Rear Admiral Sampson had been deceived. Rut the war ship fired fifteen guns a a salute, which was i-i'fiii-n...l i.,. i... hip. which also Hew nn iVmI;..,, MM... i in- iraiiver was iiien to-oi.. ...t to be the Giovanni Rausan, a powerful cruiser. Without further formalities she pursued her course ami entered Ha vana harbor. Thus .-m i.v..;i;.. :. ' " on loeiM m disaimointmeiit i.ni ...i , '. I. .-i i i -i . how anxious all handy .. ro f,... i ... . " . -;.ii ngni ami now splendid Ihe d cq.wne is when a contingency imminent. .1 iiagst flag. ended to show tis- soem CONFEDERATE CAMP. Getting Ready Democrat ic to go Count v Wadesboro, N. C, April 24.-.'Special. -the Anson camp of the Confederal. to Chariot 1 1 Convention. eierans met in the court house ; place yesterday. The attendance large ami enthusiastic. The mously accepted the present at tin Ihis wa s camp utiaiii invitation to be unveilini' eir.i.i.;... ;.. Charlotte on the 20th of May If is very probable that not less than ninciv per eent of the veterans from ihi's county will be present, on that occa sion. Ihe camp also accepted an invi tat, on to attend the reunion of the Con federate soldiers in Atlanta on the Isil,. j. in, mii and L'lst MM. , . i ne j emoeratn oi this count v 1 the of Jul v. ox cent ive has issued commit t. all county cf.nventu.n i... i.,.m Saturday, the 14th of April. f..r Hi SPANISH NAVY HAS COAL. Taere is No Off Seizure of Any American Vessels. Madrid, April 24. The Cabinet cam J - to-day approved the general budget. Despite statements published in New ork to the contrary, it is declared here that the Spanish Navy is fullv supplied "... co.-u. ino government has oeived no official information of the tnre of any American vessels IV- a THE RIGHT ARM ROUGH T. New lork, April 24. The Merri-!:-Chapman Wrecking Companv ani.ome ed today that it sold the tug Right An ! to the government. o London. PAIN SANCTIONS PRIVATEERS. Anril 0. Ti,n -r,i :t . graphing Sunday, savs: J1,lur,M respondent "f the Daily tion nXZ d!. issne.l'tne in f:,1,'t '- "nmo. The reserva of sroomJ"l' what the cancella . i. , ivirtiriii.,,.1.. V . 1 ""ni Elates moans f. I'11.' UHie. I- V . d.'IV H r..i i . t . .. I 4- . Spanish ports " 1 " " 1 -""i-rn-an vessels to leave i rgent orders men of win . and not a few riv to v - " .iV"" ' V . -'iiy Urench ship owne. ' v iiii r .iiiikllftii Mail. tel. can well l.o Moi.i-.wi-ited . , . ii 1 -Uba and those who own American have boon issued for the mo,i,. '. ... . .. ,. - 1 t 1 M i O I Mlll" iigainst the United States Ihe Cabinet council this oi tne war and tin i'ug for letters of marque afternoon (Suml.ivl it;o.........i 4i. ....... in. measure ii- . ? ' . ---.i o....... . I'ug.cerver. Minister of Finance w s d 1 1 . ,m,t to t,lf4 '"itl' noxt. Every occasion is el S l! , Projects on Tuesday ilomonstrations." throughout the country for partioiie V'ii.