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To Bring Lee Home

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Washington, April 5.- Members of the Jiouse have been informed that vessels have been aispatched to Havana to take ofL General Lee and our consular officers. as well as all Americans vvho desire to leave the island. The state department has received a dispatch lrom Consul General Iee saying that in case war is declared he will not be able to get the American citizens out of Cuba before next Sunday. In response to representations received from General the treasury department has telegraphed Dr. Brunner, the quarantine offlcer at Havana, lirecting him to permit all Americans who desire to do so to leave Havana -without certificates or examination. On the arrival of the vessei at the Florida coast with Americans from Cuba an xamination will be made and the vessei will be held until it is determined that there is no üisease on board. Tlie Presldent's Message. President McKinley's message will te given to congress at noon Wednesday. On the best of authority it can be ' stated that the president has harkened to the voice of the people, and that he will use vigorous language in describïng the history of the Cuban question; that he will arraign Spain in unmeasured terms and has decided that the Maine disaster shall not be treated as a jnere incident. On the contrary, he will make it a very important feature. "He will recommend to congress," declared a member of the foreign relations committee of the senate, "a definite line of action, and this action will be largely Justified by his views of the destruction of the Maine and the accompanying loss of 266 American lives." Slgsbee on Maine Kxploslon. Captain Sigsbee, in the course of his examination before the house committee on foreign affairs, stated it to be his opinión that his vessei, the Maine, was blown up by a submarine mine located by the Spanish authorities. As to ■whether it was fired by the Spanish authorities or not he declined to expresa an opinión. He told the committee what he had testifled to before the board of inquiry about the buoy to ■wh'ich the Maine was anchored being the most unfrequented buoy in the harbor. The positicn in which the ship was placed, he said, was such that he could have fired upon both forts at the same time. The committee is to meet again to prepare the text of the resolutions to be submitted to the house. The members of the committee from the information they have believe war is inevitable unless Spain makes a square back down. Arohblfthop Ireland Calis. Archbishop Ireland carne to the state flepartment at 12:30 o'clock. He evidently had arranged for the cali beforehand and was expected, for he was shown at once into Assistant Secretary Day's room. To reporters who asked him his mission Bishop Ireland was evasive, and said he came simply to pay his respects. Assistant Secetary Day said at noon that there had been no mediation or intervention of other pow-ers, material or moral. At 11 o'clock Slr Julián Pauncefote, the British ambassador, drove to the French èVibassy and had a long conference with M. Cambon, the French ambassador, it is believed in regard to the .suggested concert of the powers on the Tuban question. The nature of Sir Julian's representations are unknown, bul it was the flrst official move in diplomatic circles here.


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