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Ovation To General Lee

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Washington. April 12. - General Fitzhu.srh Lee arrived in Washington at 2:i!0 o'dock, and entering a closed carriage, was drlven at once up the ayenue, a hundred or more bicyclists companying the carriage. The carriage belonged to the state department, and General Lée was driven at once to the department, presumably to report his arrival, and receive any ínstructions it might have. Word had gone through the' department that he was due to arrive, and the corridors in front of the secretary's door was jaramed with people, and as General Lee' stepped from the elevator in front of the seeretary'f door, the crowd gave threp roiisittg cheers which rang through the building. General Lee bowed his recognition to the cvowd and was immediately ushered into the secretary's room. The enthusiasm throughout the building was tremendous, and the cheers drew an enormous throng to the corridors. General Lee remained in the building only a few minutes, quickly departing, accompanied by Secretary Sherman andAssistant Secretary Day, for the White House. The state department at once telephoned the senate to arrange for General Lee's appearance before the foreig-n relations committee. The ovation was repeated as Lee vent over from the state department t he White House. A mounted bicycle oy had preceded the carriage earryng a large Cuban flag, and this served o stimulate the enthusiasm displayed along the drive to the White House xrtico. At the railroad station, when General Lee arrlved, the erowd was immense and exceedingly enthusiastic. The information comes from confilential and reliable authority that not nly will General Lee present evidence o the senate foreign relations commitee showing conclusively that the Maine was destroyed by Spanish officials, but vidence will be presented showing that vhen the Montgomery went to Havana o relieve the Fern, which was used to onvey food to the reconcentrados, she was placed over a mine which was disovered by a di ver from the Montgomry, who was sent down to examine he bottom. The diver cut the wires ttached to the mine.


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