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RALEIGH, N. CV TUESDAY, MAY 24,1898. Number 36. TAR HEEL BOYS ON TO CUBA The North Carolina Line Passed at Four O'clock Yesterday OVATION ALL ALONG THE LINE PEOPLE WAVING FLAGS AND BIDDING THE BOYS GOD-SPEED. Arrive at Jacksonville This Morning United States Flag Waving From Every Farm House and in Every CityThe Spirit of 1776 1861 Abroad in the Land. (From News :tml Observer's War Correspondent.) Charlotte, X. C, May 22. !. i. m. To-day lias been one that will live in North Carolina history. The State has sent her lirst troops to the t el men have been hurrying to the war. Thev am: unteers. one officer and ."0 men from the heavy artillery of the California volun teers, making in all 12." officers ami 2.4m) men, under Brigadier General Thomas Anderson. Although General Anderson takes charge of this command, it is un derstood that General Otis, who is in San Francisco, will accompany the ex pedition. The Peking was originally se eured by the navy department, but as she is so large and serviceable as a troop ship, the army is using her in conjunc tion with the navy. Besides the troops, she will carry supplies and ammunition for the navy. General Miles spent the morning in his office. In answer to inquiries he said there was nothing to announce as to his own plans or the concentration of troops in the South. Secretary Alger called at the White House at 30:.jU a. m. to-day and was with the President fifteen minutes. La ler the President, accompanied by My ron T. Ilerrick, of Cleveland, and Mr. Sherrick, guests at the White House, went to church. Up to this time, the White House had received no war information of importance. Secretary Day and Assistant Secreta ry Cridler, wre at the State Depart ment part of the day, but it was said by those in authority no word of import ance had been received from our consu- i jar omcers in me aa est unties, liny would be about the first to report an engagement in that locality. The report from Madrid that the oTi cials there threaten to cut tin? eab'e from Galveston if our ships isolate Blan co by cutting the cables at Santiago, are received with much amusement by offi cials familiar with cable routes. The cable from Galveston runs to Vera Cruz and other Mexican norts. D is , f.ir as in the sixties; arm-, Av,,st ii;lt tjlo Spanish Admiral eouM i not reach it without a phenomenal run, , and if he succeeded in cutting it there GONE TO MANILA The Charleston is Well on Her Way. FIGHTING FOIJ HuNuIl. S lmr Capdepon Says Spain is Position of a Duelist. in the SHE LEFT SUNDAY WHISTLES IN THE HARBOR SCREAMED AU REVOIR. TROOPS' TREMENDOUS DEMONSTRATION front a have gone willingly and Avith a cheer, iust as recruits of INtil went, and crowds of neonle have d red them mi! AVOlll,l 1,0 strategic advantage against with enthusiasm and affection. At Durham, where the lirst there were two thousand people at the station to wave the troops adieu. At Burlington, the next stopping place, there were several hundred. Half the pop ulation of Greensboro seemed to be asombled at the depot there. forty-one gallons, a the Lnited States, as the lino stop was made, ! '1S('d for government business. is rarely is Columbia. Fully Coffee was served to the soldiers at Salisbury. It took pint being given to each man. The next coffee station fifteen hundred people were at the depot in Salisbury. It was reserved for Charlotte to give the troops the greatest ovation of all the cities in the State. With cheers and waving of flags, two thousand inhabi tants of the Queen City welcomed their two companies, and with sad fa'ces bade them adieu. A stop of twenty minutes was made here- for dinner. At every station and farm house along the route were people waving the soldiers farewell and God speed, the size of the crowds in each case being gov erned by the number of inhabitants. It was one continuous ovation and demon stration, such as the State has never seen, giving the lie to a recently published statement that North Carolina has lost her patriotism and old time war spirit. To-day I have seen United States Hags everywhere, on farm houses and in the fields, in the hands of women and children and strong men. The spirit of '7(1 and of Vt is abroad in tin' old North State yet, and ani mates alike her troops, now Cuba bound, and those they leave at home. What a noble example of patriotism is this to the young men of the State, who have never before witnessed anything of this kind. For hours before the arrival of the lirst section, and till the passing of the last section, an hour later, these thousands of people have stood in the blistering sun. waiting for the soldiers to come. Charlotte was reached at '.):')) o'clock. It is just twenty-four hours ride to Tampa. The North Carolina line was crossed at 4 o'clock, Pineville being the last station in Tar Heeldom. At 9 o'cl -k to-night we leave South Carolina and pass into Georgia. At Columbia the Southern railway surrenders the trains to the Florida, Central and Peninsula railroad, and that takes them through to Tampa, arriving there at .'J o'clock to-morrow afternoon. Daybreak will find us in Florida, near Jacksonville. The men have stood the trip well, and are in good humor, plenty of cars have been put on the train, and every comfort provided. DESTINATION CHANGED TO JACKSONVILLE. Columbia, S. C, May 22. 11 :30 p. . m. Colonel Armiield has just received a telegram from Brigadier General Lawton, directing him, under instructions from General Shafter, to take the First .Norm l aronna regimem. or . . .... Mead of Tampa. The railroad has made arrangements accordingly. Colonel Lawton is one of the linest commanding officers in the volunteer army. For this reason and because Jacksonville is so much healthier than Tampa, the change is a cause of much congratulation among men and officers. The train will reach Jacksonville at 4 o'clock. CONGRESS THIS WEEK THE HAWAIIAN AN!XT0N TO BE CONSIDERED. The Anti Scalping Bill to be Disposed ofThe Banking and Currency Biil Will be Reported. asiiingiou, .u.iy . bill ing tin present. week the IlaAvaiian anexation resolutions are likely to be considers in me House. .o positive assurance has been given that a special rule pro Aiding for their consideration Avill be re ported, but it is generally undersfoot that, in the eAeiit. of the revenue bil being Avell advanced in the Senate, tin committee on rules Avill respond to 1 1 1 majority demand Irom the House for immediate disposal of the Hawaiian res olutions. I he report to accompany the general oaiiKing ana currency bill is ex pected to be .completed by the middle of the Aveek and that Avill be given to tin house. It will not be debated, however this Aveek. Representative Sherman Avill call up the anti-scalping bill, and he said to-day he thought it Avould be disposed of dm nig the Aveek. The naval personnel bill and a number of minor Avar measure Avill occupy some attention. The gen eral deficiency appropriation bill may Ik reported late in the Aveek and a confer ence report upon the sundry civil or post office bill may be returned. THE SENATE FORECAST. Talk of Adjournment of Congress War Revenue Bill. -Tin FRED. L. MERRITT. THE WAR STORV. j ceived, Avas open throughout the day, but the officials Avere engaged on routine rn.v Headquarters Busy-Department work, ami there was no evidence ot that M ,U('U-111 J activity which would attend the receipt Amused at Threat of Spanish to urn. f in,jOI.l!lllt information, nor of that Galveston Cable. j keen expectancy Avhioh Avould indicate Ar oomm.o ru-' ,H' ,1(':,r :'lpnach of the tAVo ileots. In Washington, I). C, May J ,.iiv.im.( ,,f (,V!l(.t information as to , the location of tin; fleets, this serenity . in niivv circles Avas a fair indication that 1 1 .ill.. .... t l'lSt- iii-.rs of a great naval name como night, were disposed of by the navy de partment early to-day, in the following '!!iial bulletin: ' No truth in the published statement mini' -in oii-'uremeiit oft St. ISlCiio i ' ' ' ' f - --r--r-- ' 'ilirt I ss Mob i - it Hayti, in Avhich twelve Span ins avo re sunk." This was posted, not only for general information, but also to quiet the alarm . i!i(.ng relatives and friends of those - n hoard the American ships. As a rule Hie department adopts the cautious phraseology of stating that no official .formation has been received, but to u .i! e assurance doubly sure in this ease. Ho- department declared, there was no iruth in the reports. This indicates that 'l.e official information is such as to war rant the statement that the American and Spanish squadrons have not met. The bureau of navigation, navy depart ment, where official dispatches are re- the official advices .did not give promise of an immediate engagement. It is evi dently the view of the Avar board that an engagement, if it can be brought on. av.11 be decisive of the Avhole Avar, and there is no purpose to alloAV such mo mentous results to go off on a fluke, or on a too precipitate move in deference to public pressure for results, but to firmly yet cautiously ami insure a when there is a ngnr. headquarters was as busy as . l il ivs as tne moving oi large move victory Army on Aveek Washington, May 22 The present week will be given almost entirely to the continuation of the debate on the war revenue bill, and many of the best in formed Senators express the opinion that Hie consideration ot the bill Avill be coa- e'lided before tin end of the wee!:. Sen ator Aldrich said to-day ihat the bi'I would be a law before next Sa'. urdav. Very few other Senators take so hope ful n view, and most Republicans con fess that they Avill be abundantly satis tied if tin Senate concludes its work on the measure by next Saturday. If Senator Piatt, of New York, insists upon pressing his amendment for the re funding of the outstanding greenbacks it Avill result in an extension of the de bate to an almost unlimited extent. This would open up the entire financial ques tion, and probably Avould cause the silver element in the Semite to even resort to filibustering to proAent its passage. Upon the Avhole, the chances are equal that the bill Avill be disposed of during tin Aveek. There is more or less talk in the Senate about the linal adjourn ment of Congress, but opinions differ very materially as to the time it Avill oc cur. Senator Hale expressed the opinion to-day that it might be reached Avithin three Aveeks Avhiie Senator Teller put it at six Aveeks. With the Avar reve nue bill out of the Avay and appropriation made for the conduct of the Avar there will be A'ery little incentive to remain unless.it should by that time become ap parent that the AAar is drawing to a close. In that event some Senators ex press the desire that Congress should be in session in order that the Senate should have an opportunity to pass upon any treaty of peace that might be negotiated. It does not now appear, probable, however, that Congress win remain here any great length of tine merely for that purpose. bodies of men .rl' SC.' int time for Sun- d iv rest An exronueo uiruu .v. eei'ved'from San Francisco giving the fm-il' details of the embarkation of the o ,s ? the Philippines next Tuesday. It s ated that the city of Peking, the Svdnov and the Australia, would sad on - " first regiment of Cah- SVant th, first Oregon to.-- TO SEE HOW CERVERAS FARES. Spain AAvaits Results Before Sending . Out Cadi. Fleet. London, May 2?. The Madrid corres pondent of the Daily Mail says: "The governments Avaits for results from Ad miral Cervera before deciding as to the orders for the second squadron." TVy Lined the Bank for a Mile, and Their Cheers Rang Through the City-The Siren of the Charleston Shrieked in Reply. San Francisco, Cal., May 22. The Charleston is avcII on the Avay to Manila. The big cruiser passed through the (Jol deii C-tte at S:!0 this morning, after having been anchored in the stream all night. She adjusted her compasses at an early hour and then passed up the bay through Raccoon straits and passeo the docks on the northern frontage of the city. Every steam A'essel in the har bor blew an revoir to Captain Class and his crew. None of the forts in the har bor saluted the vessel,' but the demon stration made by the 0,(HM) soldiers gathered at the preside Avas tremendous. When the vessel was sighted coming down the bay the soldiers gathered on ilie beach to bid bon voyage. They lined the beach for a mile, and cheer upon cheer rang out from the men Avho are to soon follow the Charleston to the scene of Admiral Dewey's triumph. The Charleston's big siren answered the boys on the beach time and again and the whistling Avas heard from one end of the city to the other. THE ARKANSAS TORNADO. Did Immense Damage and Caused Death of Seven Persons. tlu Fayetteville, Ark., May 22. The tor nado Avhich passed through a portion of Northwest Arkansas Friday night did immense damage to property and caused the death of at least seven persons. Re norts ot the destruction are coming in slowly, and it is feared that later details Avill adtl other names to the death list The storm came from the southeast. passing through the great fruit belt of the Ozark fruit region and tore its way through the southern end of Benton county, spending its force in the Whi! river valley. EAerything in its patli Ava destroyed, the greatest damage being done near Elm Springs, Lowell ami ?dudtown, the latter place being entirely swept away. At Elm Springs house-; Ave re blown doAvn. orchards destroA'cd and stock killed. One man, Avho had sought safety in a cellar. Avas killed by falling timbers. The house blew UAvay and the cellar Avas tilled AA'ith debris, crushing the man to death. Two miles oast of Elm Springs a man named KiliingsAvorth, and his Avife, Ave re killed. Their house Avas entirely de stroyed and they Avere crushed to death in the debris. A mile aAvay a farm house ocupied by an Italian family, Avas av rocked and the inmates Avere instantly kille... The residences of W. II. IIo! comb and W. B. Pierson Ave re destroyed. Twenty houses are reported blown aAvay in the A'icinity of Elm Springs, but the details have not been received. The storm was less severe in Craw ford county, but one life being lost, near Fort Smith. A Mrs. Nesbitt died from friirht Avhiie the crale AAa s at its fiercest. The home of W. S. Kimbrough, near Springdale, was blown down and Kim brough Avas instantly killed. Several other farm houses Avere blown down near Springdale and six to eiirht persons more or loss seriously injured. Some damage Avas also done at Uoav ell, Rogers and Siloam Springs. Madrid. May L-J.-ij p. m It is re ported that Seiior Leon V. Castillo v.iM return to his post at Paris. Seiior Cnpdepou. Minister of the Inte rior, has denied, in the course of an iu- ieiie, mat me change in the constitu tion of the ministry Avould involve a:.y alteration iu the foreign policy of Spain, all the new ministers In-iug iu favor f prosecuting the Avar Avith the utmot en ergy to the end. . "Spain." saiil Senor Capdepoii, "went perilously near sacrificing her honor in the interest of peace, only making a stand when further concessions would have involved her disgrace and eff a ce ment as a nation. This she will never do. and in this resolve the new cabinet entertains no illusions. It is aware that Aveakness and MAerty are opposed to strength and wealth; but Spain is in the position of a duel list, bound to defend his honor against the gross insults of :i more powerful antagonist, who. ;il though he is convinced that the result is almost certain death, yet. feels the force of the principle of noblesse oblige. "Spain prefers a possible defeat 1o a certain disgrace. Ministers know that the moral sympathies of the powers are Avith Spain and that. Avhiie hesitating to undertake the rosponsiblity for action Avhich might lead to a greater war. thev may eventually intervene from motive's o self interest and public policy on be half of Spain.'' QUIET ON BLOCKADE LINE.' Om board the Associated Press Dis patch Boat Dauntless, off Havana. May 22 10 p. ni., (via Key West. FhO At this hour everything is iiiet on the blockade line. MANILA BUST Ten Thousand Troops at San Francisco Crazed to Start COAL FOR SPANISH FLEET PART MAY GO 10-NIGHT CAPTAIN CEAIIY AND CoLoNFJ. SUMMERS I NtHTifl IJ.V TOLD. FrtLY BREAK CAMP THIS MORNING REPORTED THAT IT WILL RETURN TO MARTINIQUE TOR SUPPLY. THE CADIZ SQUADPON. Spanish Battery Placed in Position at San I toque. Cibraltar, May 22. An unconfirmed rumor is in circulation that the Spanish squadron at Cadiz is about to sail for Cuban Avat ers. A Spanish battery of artillery arrived this afternoon at San Itoque, soen miles nortliAvest of Gibraltar, and ha been placed in position. Spanish Colliers are on Their Way to Fort de FranceTwickenham to Coal the Spanish Fleet. tCopyright by the Associated Press.) rr. 1'ierre, Martiuque, May 22. Ad miral Cervera's squadron, it is reported on good authority, Avill return to these AV.'lters 1o coal. It is known that a num ber of Spanish colliers are on their Avay to Port de France. The British steam er Twickenham having been refused the privilege of coaling the Spanish torpedo boat, destroyer Terror, and the hospital ship Alicante in the Port de France harbor, it is thought these vessels Avill coal from her at sea, and that, she Avill then go to meet Admiral Cervera's squadron for the same purpose. The Twic kenham carries 4. (( tons of coal. Late this afternoon an unknown man-of-war Avas sighted off the southwest coast of Martinque. The Alicante has again changed her moorings, and the de parture of the Terror and the Alicante is momentarily expected. TUOOPS AT FORT M'PI IEUSOX. Six Hundred Volunteers to Co Philippine Islands. to Tin- G LA D STONE'S F UN E R A L. London, May 22. Saturday May 28 tas been fixed for the funeral of Mr. Gladstone. Mr. Gladstone's death was the occa sion of a tremendous outburst of pulpit oratory to-day. In almost every church in the Kingdom a sermon was preached in his memory. Telegrams of condolence continue to pour into Ha- Avarden from all parts of the AA-orld. The Queen and the Duke of York have again Avritten Mrs. Gladstone, who to-day at tended services at Hawarden church. Avhere a memorial service will be held next Saturdav. Avhiie the funeral service is being held at the Abbey. Mr. Gladstone's remains Avill lie in Ha- Avarden church all day Wednesday, Avliere tlnn- Avill be viewed by his friends ind neighbors, the number being limited to the oldest and most intimate. Irom the church the body will be taken to the Broughton Hall station and carried to London by the train leaving at 7:30 o'clock p. m. The deceased statesman will lie in state under a catafalque in Westminster Hall on Thursday and Fri day. . Atlanta. Ga., May 22. About 2.000 re cruits have arrived at Fort McPherson since that post was made the centraliza tion point of that branch of the arm v. Every recruiting station in the country from Maine to California has sent men and they are still arriving at the rate of 20U a da v. It Avas not intended to send a u v of the men awav until thev were uniformed ml equipped, but the need of men foi the Philippine has brought about the necessity of getting more men iu the reg ular army retriments in the West. Colonel Cook, the commandant, yester lay lined up the recruits at the post and asked for volunteers to go to the Philin- pines. Nine hundred responded almost instantly, but only OOO are Avanted to make out the third battalion of two regi ments. It is likelv those men will fo to New Orleans to join the eighteenth or twenty-third regiments of the re'iii.i r army before the'se regiments. Avhich have been assigned to go Avith General Mer ritt. start for San Francisco. The Spanish prisoners who are to be evchanged for Correspondents Thrall and Jones now in Morro Castle, will be started, for Cuba as soon as the apart ment here is assured of connection at Miami with a boat for Havana. Col. Cortijo and Surgeon Julian are still in ignorance of the exchange. Sixth California and the Washington Vuluntms Will Remain as Pacific Coast Pt fences. First California and Oregon Vol unteers go Immediately. San Fraii. i-co. Ca!., May 22. - Ten thousand Foiled States troops tent ing here. H.immi of this number m in- vol unteers. All the troops from Nebraska, Kansas. Colorado .and Minnesota, hih were ordered to San Francisco are now lu re, but many more troops will arrive from other sections during the next lew da-. The Washington volunteers, quartet ed at Fontana barracks, want to go in Manila. To-night Lieutenant Colonel Fife assembled the two Washington bat talions in a hollow square and asked evciy man who did not want to o t Manila to hold up his hand. No hands were raised. "Those who want to go to Manila at once." said he. There was a reply that made the blood tingle in the hearers veins. The grow ing darkness partly obscured the ti, .A of hands which shot into the air, but there was no mistaking the yell that made the room ring. "Manila or bust," was the burden of the cry. The First. California, the Oregon regi ment ami twenty-live men from compan ies A and D of the heavy artillery, und : the command of Captain Geary, may break camp Monday and sail from San Francisco Monday night on the City or Peking, the City o Sydney and the Australia. Avith the Monterey, accom panying them as a convoy. The two de tachments from the heavy artillery and Colonel Summers, of the Oregon regi ment have been un-offieially informed that they are expHed to break camp Mondav morning. The official order Will doubtless be received b.V Colonel Summers and Captain Geary tomorrow. Genera! Otis all along has been fight ing to have the three transport vessels sail together, and it now looks as if he has carried his point. General Otis said to-day: "The First regiment of California troops a ill ), loaded on the City of Peking early Mon day morning." Further than this Gen eral Otis is not to be quoted, but it is understood that the Oregon troops wili sail on ihe Peking. It has been decided that the Sivth California and the Washington volun teers are to remain her' for Pacific coast defenses. The One Hundred ami Tenth F. S. infantry ordered to this city will join the expedition to the Phil ippines. THE CKIU ANS IN REVOLT. American Miner Expelled from Manila bv S pa nisii. ACTIVITY AT CADIZ. The Ha mbu rg-America n chased By Spain Beinj. niored. Liners Pur Rapidly Ar- London, May 2'.',. A dispatch Jo the Daily Mail from Hong Kong says: "Spaniards in Hong Kong and Manila openly boast that a tleet of war ships i on the way .ut to the Philippines an. I the bishops have issued pastorals to the ffect that Spain and God are preparing to 'cut out these social excrescence from America.' "The pastorals urge the people to give no quarter, and they ascribe Admiral Dewey's humanity in refu-ing to bom bard Manila as dm- to fear. At the same time money- is being sjM-nt in bribing the inferior leaders among the insurgents. "'i here is some anxiety here because of the non-arrival of American troops, and the American consulate is crowded with volunteers. Lnited States Con-id Wildman is on duty night and day. "An American miner from Manila, by the name of Doeur. has arrived here. For several years lie managed a coal mine near Cebn. and the Spanish au thorities fearing he Would supply the American tleet. expelled him. lie re ports that food is scare,, at Cebu. Flour is very high, and potatoes cannot I,,, bought. The Spaniards are themselves djrectly responsible for the revolt of the Cebuans. as the latter gave them help during the recent insurrection ami were in return promised regular pay and that their families in fheir absence should be cared for. They were also to be ex empted from tribute. After seven months' absence during which they re ceived no pay. they returned home to find their families starving and to b.- calieq upon for tribute Tl,..,- ha ve ris M ICKLE Y'S PEACEMAKERS." Rush Order S cut to Samnson Dewey's Fleets. a nd St. John, N. I. May 22. Captain Strong, of the brigantine Energw Avhich . -I -L . j 1 . , - . . .-, arrived nere to-uay Avitn a cargo ot salt ' 11 agamsi .-spam from Cadiz, reports that when he left Cadiz a fortnight ago, the greatest aeti-j vity prevailed in the naval arsenal there.' The tAvo Hamburg-American liners. Co-' A lumbia ami Normania, purchased, to be used as auxiliary cruisers, ami now nam-! ed the liapido and Patria, were being Reading. Pa.. May 22. On rush tele rapidly armored and the Avarships retit- grams from Washington, the Carpenter ting in the harbor were loading stores steel Avorks. late last night sent and ammunition. Captain Strong is con- 1'5-incli projectiles, destined for Samp vinced that at the time he was in Cadiz, son's tleet. These weigh 1,2M pounds the Spanish government fully intended each, ami will go through anything that to send this tleet to attack American Spain has afloat. . Over eight hundred const cities on tike North Atlantic,, pre- projectiles of somewhat smaller size, are ferably Boston. He says the Spanish on hand, and they will go tomorrow to populace Avas bitterly inflamed against. San Francisco for Dewey at Manila. English and Americans, and that his j The Ki-inch projectiles are popularly crew dared not venture ashore. j knoAvn here as "Mickley's peacemakers.'