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- ' H5 r 40 i mwiiWf sm fM r fill p5f Pari WWmhfW mm, i V lsfel- fef M tjr vW f Volume XVI, RALEIGH, N. C, TUESDAY, MAY 3, 1898. Number 33. if! 1 1 PlS I it) iM II 1' I Ma I iff lii I , ill Jj III 11 till.! y si si . III? isi . 1 to I III- :i r- a -ask HI n I "Th- oihor ships having "(' n dat j retired iut.. Paker liny. Some had nnk i prevent their falling in! ; bands of the t.nmy. Th" losso t numerous, notably retrain Cudarro. lrH-St tllld llillO other persons." MADRID F.EFORE THE RATTLE. . Madrid, May 3 . X..,n. All is quU-t j hciv; l.:-r, the festival beiu- orraniz-.l j for to-morrow roii;i's to :iit unns S lial lcnio:itrat ion. brini: tlio aimi vtrsary I boih of tlio liberation of Sjniin fr.an l'rai; ami of iho naval 'victory" of j Spain at Cailao, IVni. in Is ',(.;, whilo in- U'lvst in tlu ovt'iit is hfiirlitemMl by tho I l:oi;o of tin? Sf.an ia nls tbat tlw Spanish v-:it t. -1 at v. mi' t ;i h ! ha ' Tit? Gnwrnnr Gpn?fal nf tfi? PKtlfnntnps Cables the Stsanish Govern-! .V"' I.'."!!::. ; J K'v-y. thus .civilly taoni a trii'Io .-t-h-iira ment That There Were two Engagements Between the American and Spanish Fleets Reports the Dis astrous Defeat of the Latter tion. Tin nia nifi mayor of Madrid li st, invirinir all tlio s issin-d a inhabitant s No i n 1 lllIUl llidLlUii Ui n if ' & ' ne American 088 The Spanish Flagship Reina Maria Christina and Cruiser Castlila Were Burned The Other Spanish Ships had to Retire From the Battle. SPANISH SUNK SOME OF THEIR SHIPS TO AVOID THEIR CAPTURE DA11ING HEftVf AMERICAN FLEET Cort 1 1. ne'er of the Don Juan ce Austria Kiheu r;d AJir:ira! onteij Would Have Suffered a Like Fate Had he r.ol Changed hh F!a;hii) Durinc ins nro!jr.ter-L:sbon Receives Reliable News cf tii3 Complete Defeat of the Spanish Fleet off Cavile-The First Reports Cabled to Madrid from Manila Were of Spanish Victory and Madrid Rejoices Greatly, but Later Reports Charged Their Rejoicing mto'Scrrcw -The Cruisers Olyrr.pia, Ralegh and T wo others Entered the Harbor. Great Rejoicing- at Washington. l.O :-'. i" 1 1 a Madrid. M: fi'Min Maiiiia i : a i i i'( ui. nsi' ;'a!f! !t tho this ni'ndiiL-'. !i"ti:nlt' auaii and f.rts '. .. n; the II!" lor iiay of :nd on .-I tho m ( i n'4 i 'i- liid-t -la .--s A nu'i'ic a in-d Si-aid:-liio h ( rnisor ;tr. 1 Ji ll sqnadvoii Tin- Don .Inan Do Austria Avas ovoroly damayod and ,-v ooinnntndor was killod. Anotiioi- Sji.-inish vos Aniorioan sijiian: b'.n-nod. as v.-as also rho oruisor Castilla. Iho o.thor ships havinu' to rothv from th-' combat, ami some boini? sunk to avoid thoir falling: into tho hands of tho enc m. Tin-: si:coxd excacement. Madrid. May 1. Midin-ht. El Ilor ahlo do Madrid says that Admiral Mon- tojo o!:au irauon!ont Pr..bably the I'lulod States floct wiii j bo obliged to make for San Franeisoo. As the ciitramr to Manila liny was j heavily mined with torpedoes, t'oinmo-j .lor.. Dowov disnlaved ureat: pluck audi of this city to pa rt ioipa ti in the eelobra tion. Hi- says: '"Siiain is eniraaed in a strusrLrle to re pel the unjustifiable attempts of the Yankees to rob her of her rights but the Yankees will it an easy task to whose history (turinq: lias been notable only in Cuba, not iind c-oinpaa- a rare twenty centuries for wardike exploits."' daring nerve m making tor tne niterioi , harbor. According to private advices! received from Madrid, the ITiited States j cruisers Olympia. Kalei.uh and two other j vessels, the names of which are not j .uiven. entered the harbor. Xo ' dispatches urive details as to the; vessels actually ensured on either side. It. appears to be incorrect that the America unships finally anchored "behind the merchantmen on the east side of the bay. If should be the west side. Probabilities point in the direction of the second eniraiieniont having occurred ihroutii) the Spaniards trying to pre vent the landing of the American wounded. LIST OF Till: TWO FLFETS. Washington, D. , May 1. 'Idle fol lowing is a list of the two fleets engaged: The Fnitcd States ships: Olympia. iirst-class; protected cruiser. r.,NOO tons: launched 1Sirj; speed "21 knots: battorv, four S inch rifles, ten 5 W A S 1 1 1 X ( J TO X R E.I OICES. Since the Civil Xo Such Excitement War -Washing since the :eu r i. ins uagsnip uurnu between the two the en-encount- mc h ers in oruer io neirer oirecr tne ma- nouvres. In ihis Avay ln escaped the; fate of the commander of the Keina ! Maria Christina. j The second engagement, according to as anparently begun by a I ter landing their west side of the bav. I Fd Ileraldo w tne Americans. ".'ou-id'd oil th In ii:e ialti-r soil s Miiidano ranid lire guns, fourteen pouiu ers, six 1 pounders and four machine guns. Baltimore, second rate, 4.000 tons: speeil ItO.O knots: battery four 8 inch, six 0 inch rifles, four six pounder rapid lire, two il pounders, two 1 pounders, two l.S inch, two 1.1 inch and two ma chine guns. Dost on, second rate, 1 l.-DOl- li;ll1lrv "t t iiv. Mini; oiahie i ei j s ind Cblloa suffered. 1 ..4f speak of '"serious but hon- SPAIX DAFfJlIED TOO QTTC Iv. Mad llermeji Cabinet formed. fore(. ha S inch, six icon engagement the Spanish j riiles. two C nounder ranid fire, two leav-' 1 1. dividers. tro 1 lioiinders. two one f1 point S inch, two one point 4 inch and two machine guns. Ilaleigh, second class: speed 10 kinds: battery, one (' inch and ten inch rapid lire rides, eight. 0 pounders, four 1 nound- . ers and two machine guns, j Concord, third rate. 1.700 tons; speed 1 i knots: battery, six 0 inch, two 0 lirvnniU.t v-ivit.l li.. ' TininuLii -n victory m lie Phd hp- oullll4.r :Ul1 f(mr I)i;H.him, o-mi,. I'etrel. fourth rate, S00 tons; speed 1.. knots; battery, four 0 inch guns, two ' pounder rapid lire, one 1 pounder and four machine guns. McCulloch. revenue cutter. Xanshan. collier. Za tiro, supply vessel. Tin-: Spanish fleet. Peina Marie Christina, o.olO tons; Washington. 1). C May 1. ton is rejoiced to-night. Xot dark days of the great civil contlict of a third of a century ago have the people of this city been so profoundly excited by war news as they wore this evening. The lirst battle of the Spanish-American war has been fought and victory lies with Admiral Dewey's squadron under the stars and stripes. That was enough to set the people of Washington almost in a frenzy of enthusiastic- rejoicing. For. days, they, in com mon with the people throughout the com. try have been awaiting news from the Phiilippine Islands as everything pointed to a battle at Manila, that might bo a decisive contlict of the war. When the news came indicating a great victory for the American squadron, the enthu siasm of the people was let loose and the streets of the city have rung with cheers throughout the night. The first, news of the battle received in Washington came in a brief cable gram to the Associated Press from Mad rid about fS o'clock this evening. As the night wore on the cable con tinued to sing the news of victory of 1.180 tons: speed sluadron of Admiral Dewey and the 'interest grew into tremendous excite ment. Ordinarily. Washington is the quietest of cities on Sunday, but as bulletin after bulletin was posted in of the newpaper offices successive one conveying id. May 1. 10 P. M. Admiral o. Minister of Marine, joined the council this evening and in-; his colleagues that the Spanish ' d gained a front ea eh infor- Tii. ! tii.it 1-1,1 I ' iiitii m iiiiiim ami- ill restraining his joyful emotions, official dispatch does not mention pines, cuitv Tin tne destruction of any American vessel, although it says that the United States s(U:n!ion lie -tamed . o A second naval i:i which tin- Am veie ill a was burned, ret iron, having da mage ;: ; ! ere-1 ooi f-a .era oh l-ti war : 1 1 i 1 V u. re engagement followed, rican souaiiron again U r 1 1 it i . -i hhis Mindano am' i maged. May 1. p. in. The in! the Span I Flloa were g i - the ''ni l the ! ! i e S to tef .i .vernor e Mini: the official dispatch U nerai of (he Philip dor of War. Liouten- nl Uh .orrea, a : tin engage- - t ! Manila night. i ; ra n e i o ,d of the eiM-my' passage under Ik j.ril ."A i ho batteries j was hnahy east anchor in the bav behind tie- foreign merchantmen. LISPOX CONFIRMS VICTORY. Lisbon. May 1 . 11 P. M. I loadable news received here that Spanish Hoot was completely defeated off Cavite. MA DPI I EXCITED. Madrid. May 1. 1 1 :.'0 p. M. The town is greatly excited by the serious news from iho Philippines .-le..! ihore is an inmien-e gathering in the Cailo do Sovilla. rrhe civil guards on horse-back were calied out to preserve order and all precautions have boon taken. There is much muttering, but up-to the pres ent nothing more serious litis occurred. "LOSSES WE I IE HEAVY.'' Madrid. May 1. A dispatch has boon receivot ol the fort announced squadron, t "i-oiiig a passage unner too onsciriix oi j i he niidit. At daybreak, tne enemy took; up i a-itions, opening with a tire against , . , . .l.i. v l ! 1 "i. aVHO ami loo .i;m-o;o. "Our iieet engaged the enemy in a briiiianf coml'ait. protected by the C;i-lu- and Manila forts. They obliged the bv th.e Sptinisn .Ministry of . saying that the American fleet iligod to retreat after a terrible i i i i ri'i.. i. .... a. engagemeiiT on .Mainai. i ne uispaicn says tiie Sfitinish losses were heavy and that the American ships were se verely damaged. S I 'A MAUDS CONG II ATULATED. London. May 1. with In .-e.ilodly. inadroii a re'natil At took snipping - jovs to manoeuvre re- 0 o'cioclc the American refuge behind the foreign g on the oast side of the O n- fleet, considering the enemy s su--iord v ntiitirtillv sufn red a severe loss. ('hvianiM k on ure ami an r:a in. loyeti Jo lie the and Don Juan An wa np life in iiiM blown i: inowwiorable loss of earo. comnuiiMling the M'ariti is among the give further t . dadrld. i 1 U' Midnight. Tho sec ond section of the Mtidrid dispatch ve porting the engagement (d'f Manilti P:t.v h;is just been received here.' It shows that there was "serious fight ing off Cavite." London, May 1. Xo confirmation has been received here of the dispatch from Madrid as to the fighting at the Philip pines, from any source. Xeither the Pouter Telegram Com pany nor the Times, nor the Daily Mail, hithorlo the only sources of direct in formation from Manila, has received a word on the subject.. Admiral P.ormejo, according to the dispatch, litis wired congratulations to the Spanish navy on the behavior of the war ships against superior forces. London. May 1 .-Reliable details can not lie had until Commodore Dewey's squadron is able to communicate with Hong Kong. There is. however, a sus picious frankness about the Spanish dis patches that savors of a desire to break uadron than j unpleasant news 1o the Spaniards. It i is not unlikely therefore, that ( onimo- P.erniejo. the expressed himself army, navy killed. I can details. Tho and volunteers 1.- i d I he Flla Spanish vvar wore slightly Ma Mindano ., i tig this engagement the .Cavite i i I ..ii...tnrMl' asniia Hied a steamer anu ;i f lie Araeri'-a n s I ; ,' ! ' i e I o 1 . ( " i ! . ..... . . r, ..... i Minister of 'i (lore 1 ewey may ue tinie to renew ine attack. DAPIN; XEKVE OF AMERICANS London. May 1. - While it is quite clear that the Spanish squadron has suffered a crushing defeat. 1he dispatches leave unclear the intensely interesting question whether Iho American squadron has suffered material damage. All news thus far is from Spainish sources: but it seems evident that Com modore Dewov lias not captured Manila. T-nless be is able to make another tit he will ho in built iSSf'i: speed li knots; battorv, six i-.d na expressed nimseii as nigiov cd v.hb -the heroism of the Spanish :i and has telegraphed congrtO u as p, Admiral Montejo and tic i-rews of the Spanish squadron r foe oi' superior war shins. SPANISH FLAOSJI1P SCXIC. eh id. May 1. Midnight An official -ram p-o-ivol at ti late hour from Coveiiior (lenertil of the Philippines v. -.1 Montejo ha.s transferred his i the cruiser Iso do Cuba from the ; - Reina Maria Christina. Tin? t Maria Christina was completely d.2 inch Ilontoria guns; rwo Lk7 im-h and' three '2:2 inch rapid fire rifles; six 1.4 inch and two machine guns. Oast ilia. :.:V2 tons; built 1881; bat tery four .".'.) inch Krupp rifles, two 4.7 inch., two inch, four L'.o inch rapid tire and two machine guns. Yelaseo, 1.1. "VJ tons; btittory. throe o.O inch Armstrong rifles, two 2.7 inch Hon torias, and two machine guns. Don Antonio do Flloa and Don Juan do Austria, each IJ.'A tons: speed 1 I knots; btittory, four 4.7 inch Ilontorias; two 12.1! inch rapid lire, two 1.5 inch and two machine guns. Oonoral Lezo and El Oano. gun ves sels ."24 tons, built 188..; speed 11.. "i knots. Tho 'Oonoral Lezo has two Ilon toria rifles of 4.7 inch calibre, one -To inch, two small rapid fire and one ma chine gun; the El Oano, three 4.7 inch! guns, two small rapid fire and two' ma- ! chine guns. j Marques del Duero. dispatch boat, 500! tons: one smooth bore ;.:; inch calibre, j two 4.0 inch and one machine gun. j Isla do Cuba and tho Isla do Luzon j are both small gun boats. They are of; 1.0:10 tons displacement and carry four; 4.7 inch Ilontorias, two small guns and ! two machine guns. ' j Isla do Mindarao, Comnania Trans- j Atlantica of Cadiz, armed as a cruiser. ! length lt)-; snood 1 .To. MADRID LAMENTS. London. May 2. Dispatches from Madrid dated 2:20 a. m. say the city is now- tranquil, although tho mounted guards are patrolling all the main streets. At Iho theatres, cafes and in front of tho newspaper offices last evening tho peo ple loudly lamented the unpreparedness of Manila to resist the American Avar ships. Avhose attack had long been ox poelod. Tho Madrid authorities are de termined A'igorously to suppress till street demonst rat ions. ADMIKAL MOXTOJO'S PEPORT. Madrid, via Paris, May 2. Tho time of the retreat of the American squad ron behind the morchantment Avas 11:"0 a. m. The Xaval Pmreau at Manila semis tho folloAving report signed "Mon tejo. Admiral:" 'Tn the middle of the night the Amer ican syuadron forced the forts, and be fore day-break appeared off Cavite. The night. was completely dark. At J:'V) tho boAv of tho Pcina Christina took tire and soon after the poop also Aas5 burn ing. At 8 o'clock. Avith my staff, I" .wont on hoard the Isla of Cuba. The Keina mation more gratifying than its pre decessor, tho crowds in the streets be came unroarious. Oood, as Avell4as bad news, spread rapidly and by 10 o'clock the streets Avere crowded Avith people, all discussing the one exciting topic of the hour. Hundreds gathered in front of the bulletin boards and every scintilla of iioavs and it Avas all glorious was re ceived Avith enthusiastic cheers. While victory had been expected, the iioavs of it coming as it. did. come from Spanish sources gave vent to tiio patriotism of the people Avhich has boon pent up for days. It Avas a spontaneous outburst of patriotic feeling - that scarcely knoAV bounds. Admiral Dewey's name aat.s on (-very lip and his praises wore sung in the rejoicings of the people. Thus far no official advices had boon received by the Government, but tho Associated 1 l'i s dispatches Avore trans mitted to the President and oiticnns oi the administration as rapidly as they were received. The President, in com pany with several of his advisors, read tho bulletins in the library of the Whiu House early in -the evening, but later in the night ho Avent to his office on tho second floor of the Executive Mansion, where, until a late hour, he continued to peruse ovory dispatch with deepest interest. The news was evident I v most p-rnf ifviiitr character to him. statement could bo obtained at the Ex ecutive Mansion concerning the battle or its possible consequences. Officials of the Navy Department wore reticent in discussing the contlict in the absence of official information, but they made no pretense of concealing their great gratification. Secretary Long de dined to comment upon the subject, but It Avas evident that he felt relieved. It j i . OE Till' but no has been known for days at the Navy o70..1: beam 42..1; gross tons 4.- o,,,t omtiiri' the town h .' i..n,,i ,w,lfioo having no base! Maria. Christina and the Catilla wore upon which io retire and to refit. then entirely enveloped in flames. Department that a conflict at Manila was inevitable, and Avhile no great fo?u of the result av;is expressed, there Avas vet ti doon concern in the heart of every official. Tonightls news moves a groat weight from tho minds of all. When Secretary Iiliss Avas shown the first dispatch, briefly recounting tho vic tory of the American squadron, he un hesitatingly expressed his gratification at the result and gave utterance to the hope that Admiral Doavov's fleet had not suffered greatly. Senator Ilanna and Air. Chauncoy M. DopoAV. of Ncav York. avIio Avore with Secretary liliss, at the time, were delighted with the advices, and made no concealment of thoir pleas u re. Navy and army circles, after manifest ing throughout tho day the greatest eagerness for news from the Philip pines, received with intense joy the ad vices telling of tho victory of Admiral Doavov's fleet. Their satisfaction that the defeat of the Spanish had boon ovor Avholming was strengthened by reason of tho news coming almost wholly from Madrid, and they were unreserved in expressing thoir gratification upon tho signal triumnh of the American forces. e pte.!M;-e tUeV f. .; ec!ari:ig the c.:;;id-;.,- ihev had en: eri a had ihrou-M "in American sdp. their .. :'.. and1 men would d ncn-Jrate their ;:p. rior ity ,.v..r the Spanish licet in the Phillip pine waters. The absence of any tat ment e speoifc injury to the American vessels in the Madrid advices, was eon strued as a convincing indication that tin y had mt suffered appro iabie injury and this was especially pVting to the naval students of the pews. Not only; wa s the pl-eservtit ien of 1 1n- American i shins and men considered in its. If :, EVENUE BILL II THE SENATE It Will Probably be Debated Two Weeks. o'lt'ot.le. Put u va as indicating clearly i v and his associate a ! . ! tie, i'1 in happy upon I Sew tti. l t . . . ? i l i I 1 1 1 ! tlwit' . i . e 1 s : t 1 I l ! cl ! a rged out ies. enting th t ion it was pointed out as iitt tlian m.! rveloa.s that squadron without seere not withstamling the disparity uavtil forces, the Spanish hVet. by the btitteries should htive be to inflict .severe damage to its fo itstlf being destroyed. Its failnr lU'elitOil A dour.! I and their command ndidiy their directing a; :ht. In this- a i dis- se ,-ra I ee CI il ; iC ' ' !e Ies. TOO EARLY FOR BONDS only upon the d swift or! the Anion. -an injury, bee-use ;u the ssi.ted a able bet'' il-e - to do , ! u d he h v the -. -at ; i.v decisive iect Will the war. of im- i is sug wa ters and in tln slip- ,i so was explicable sis of perfect a A morieans. An opinion freely expressed t navtd officers is that the ver victory of Admirtd Dewey's I mean probably an early end to without further naval battles portanee. The American licet, gested. is now supreme in i li. of Spain's Pacific possessions, dications Avore strongly towards Ping of the 1 hihppuies from nor contro It Avas saiil that only by qni kly yielding to our demands in Cuba could this loss possibly be a-erted. Spain, it was arg ued. Avas confronted Avith ti sip.uilion Avhich promised ntiught save disaster in ease she elected to force more fighting. The superiority of a superior fleet has been demonstrated in tho Pacific, an I tho same, it is contended, would be in evitable in the Allanfie in case tho clash ((Hues. From AvhateA'or point, of view considered, tho policy of more fighting upon the part of Spain, promised noth ing but more Spanish misfortune. Xavv officers think this view must prevail with the Spanish Oovernmenf, and believe an end of the Avar, upon tin- basis of Cuban independence, is to follow soon, and, too. Avith.out further notable opportunity for tho American ntiA-y to proA'o its poA-er and distinguish itself. .fudge MeComas. Senator-elect from Maryland, after expressing his joy over the result of the conflict, struck a key note of the expected result of the can nonading tit Manila Avian ho said that if. Avas likely to haAe tremendous effect not only in Spain, but throughout Eu- rep H e expressed At the Army and Xtivy Club, a large company Avas gathered and read commented upon the story of the engage ment, as it AA-as presented in the bulletins of the Associated Press. At the club, down town, at thoir homos and whero ever seen, the officers Axre free in giving; Tm: p.nd ri:.vn i;i: opposed P.V SOME PEPl P.LICANS. DEMOCRATS WILL OFFER AMENDMENTS the belief that il Avould turn the tide of European senti ment towards the Fnited States. The idea advanced by Judge Alt Comas Avtis expressed by others tonight. It is regarded by some as likely that the de cisive victory gained by Admiral Dew ey's squadron may open the eyes of Spain to the seriousness of the couilicl upon Avliich she had entered.. In official circles it is regarded as almost certain that trouble of a most critical kind will confront the Sagasfa government within Spain's oavu borders. It is pointed out that the Spanish people have been led o believe that their navy Avas invincible, and tho bitter disappointment that Aviil ensue over the result of the first en gagement of tho Avar is likely to precipi tate internal dissension if not a revolu tion. Another result of Admirtd Dewey's victory, it is thought, may be action on the part of the powers of Europe to in duce Spain, to abandon what is re garded tis a ' hopeless conflict. liepre sentations may be made to Spain that she Avould better relinquish her hold up on Cuba, than to risk losing till of her West Indian possessions and the Phil ippines as Ave. It is belieyod to be not unlikely that the representations will in dicate that, since Spanish honor has been satisfied by a conflict, Spain can now yield to the iucA-itablo and accept the good offices of the powers to bring about an adjustment. In tho dispatches' from Madrid the statement was made that Admiral Dew ey effected a landing on the Avest side of Manilti Pay for the men of his fieet Avho were wounded in the engagement. It Avas suggested in official circles thar this binding hid a two-fold purpose. It Avas not only that the wounded might have better care than they could re ceive on ship board, in the face of other probable engagements, but also to carry out what Avas known to bo Admiral Dewey's puropsc to effect a junction with the insurgents as soon as possible. Tho insurgent forces practically sur round Manila on the land sides of the city and Avith the intention of securing control of Manila as soon as possible Admiral Dewey Avas to obtain a footing on the island at the earliest practicable moment. As soon as the junction of the American tind insurgent forces, the one on sea and the other on hind, is effected, a demand is likely to be made for the surrender of the city. and. in the event of a refusal, a combined attack Avould bo made upon it. Tho result of such an tit tack, in the. absence of a Spanish fleet and effect oivo shore batter ies, seems a foregone conclusion. Ao news oi a uennite character is given concerning the loss sustained by! Admiral Dewey's squadron and it is! scarcely likely in the opinion of experts I of the Navy, that authentic information' will be received until Admiral Dewey has opportunity to communicate officially j with the department. It is regarded as; probable that immediately after the on- ; gagoments of to-day Admiral Dewey sent the revenue cutter AleCullooh back to Hong Kong with dispatches and that -. i tliA ftrt in t'j inn fi t Im-i t-j-.t-i. litr-v-. V.-I11 and ' , i ...-....,,-.-1 a j.. .I., uii.i i.t'tiir irom that point. The distance from Manila to Hong Kong is a trifle over" Of Ml miles and it will take the McCulloch -about two clays to" make the trip. They Wiii Insist on Tax on All Producing In dustries, Another for Inheritance Tax 3nd Probably Greenback Issue. Washington. I . . M.-.y 1. Interest in the Senate this week is the war revenue biii. which is expected to reach that body with tie- beginning of the week. It will Pe referred at once to the ( 'om in it t ce ('oiitefence and probably will he reported back Wednesday or Thursday. A meeting of the Finance Committee litis been called for Monday with the view on the part of the lb-publicans members of having the consideration of the Pill iu committee begun infor mally. They have even intimated that they may ask that a vote be taken at this meeting with the view of reporting the bill as souji as it is referred. The Democratic members of the com mittee will ojijiose this program, as they desire opjiortunity to have various amendments considered. It is now be lieved that they will offer a provision for a tax on all producing industries, an other for tin inheritance tax and a third for non-interest bearing treasury notes. It is also probable that tin amend ment will lie suggested for the issuance of K i0,0i i 1.(11(0 dollar in green-backs to fake the place of those outstanding which are supposed to have been des troyed. They will seek to have the bond provision of the bill eliminated entirely on the plea that the time has not yet arrived for a bond issue. There is ti possibility that the ItejMih liean members of iho committee may amend the bond provision as there is more or less dissatisfaction with it among Republican Senators. One of the changes suggested is a reduction of the amount of the bonds. When the bill reaches the Senate the opposition will insist upon having time for the A.arious factions to state the. reasons for this position, and it is now jii-i 'dieted that two weeks will be re iuired for debate. While they will in sist t!on tip. elimination of the bond feature they all stab- that they will vote for bonds later if the war should prolonged sufficiently to require their i -sua lice. The program of the Senate until the revenue bill is reported js uncertain. The Postoffice Appropriation bill proba bly will be reported and pass.-d. and the Omnibus Claims bill may be taken up. THE HOFSE FORECAST. Washington. D. C. May 1. -There is no business of ttreat importance to come before the House during the week un less the Appropriations Committee brings in an Emergency War Appro priation measure. It was the intention of Chairman Cannon to make the Emer gency Appropriation a part of the ll' ii i nil Deficiency bill, but as that might be delayed some time In- may bring in a seji.irate measure. There are also a number of conference rej.orts to be dis j.osod of. and these may occupy the time of the House during the week. Several approjriation bills tire still in the con ference but reports are expected during the week. The Alaska Land bill remains to be disposed of. and there tire a number of minor matters that may be taken up for consideration. AT THE PHILIPPINES. Mtidrid. May I. An official dispatch from the Governor General of the Phil ippine Islands says: "Our squadron occupies a good, strate gical position tit f'avite. "Tin- equipping of volunteers con tinues. "We tire ready to oppose tiny debarka tion and to defend the integrity of the count rv. THE NEW ORLEANS SAILS. New York. May 1. Tho Fnited States oruis(-r New Orleans passed quarantine at ll':l." p. m. to-day bound out. The steamer Alichigau which arrived lasr night from London brought .'00 oases of cordite addressed to the commandant uf the Rrooklvn NavA- Yard. RE IT'G EES AT SAVANNAH. Savannah, Ga.. May 1. Tho British steamer Luciline. Captain Tucker, from Havana for Philadelphia, is anchored b low for coal and supplies. She has l."0 Cuban refugees on board. London, May L Japan has issued a declaration of neutrality.