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""VOL LXV.-NO. 193. NEW YORK, SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1898. -COPYRIGHT, 1898, BY THE SUN PftlNTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. PRICE TWO CENTS. 9
HOiG UP Till! ARMY.
All Arms of the Service to Be
Brought to This Ooast,
MOBILIZATION AT ONCE.
The Whole Regular Force to Come
to the Atlantic Seaboard.
leeretary Alser Preparing Order far the
tfremrnt or th Troopi Men to Cons Rven
trm the raelfle Only Indian Gourde (
BIrt In the Wt-Bcnrransement or the
Department Th Beet DIvlded-Tne South
Btplacr Toxa, with Ilendauartera at At
laet" llronet Force on Thle Coast ror
Tlrty-n Year Th Government Will
Take All the Ammunition Any Firm Can
Babe Urn. Mtlra to Take the Field
Be far Be Made a Ueutenant.General.
iYasiusoton, March 11. Tho War Depart
Bint, which up to tho present tlmo hag been
engaged largely In carrying out policies of de
fence arranged before tho prospect of war avas
considered seriously, to-day took action and
made preparations of a character tho sis
llflcsnco of which cannot bo mlsundarstood.
Heretofore tho preparations of tho military
branch of the Government havo proceoded on tho
bails that It was well to havo every fcaturo
under Its control In perfect order for whatever
might occur. Now, howovor. knowlcdgo of
what the War Department Is doing, and Intends
todo, considered In connection w 1th tho activity
in every branch of tho naval scrvico, furnishes
almost conclusive evldcnco that. Instead of
merely preparing for troublo as a precautionary
measure, tho Government now anticipates It,
More important than anything that has yet
been arranged under tho direction of Secrotary
Alger aro orders in courso of preparation pro
viding for a general movemont of regular cav
alry end artillery to tho Atlantic seaboard.
Keirly all the cavalry Is In tho West, where
a majority of tho Infantry rcaimonts are
alio located. Of courta It will bo ncces
euyto leave some troops In romoto sections,
hire Indian uprisings havo to be considered
ai likely to occur at any time, but it Is intonded
that nearly all the companies and troops of the
Utantry and cavalry, oven thosons far west as
California, shall be brought to points on tho At
Untie and tbe Gulf of Mexico.
With the addition of the 1,010 men recruited
for the two now artillery regiments the regular
forces of the United States now number nearly
27,000 men, Tho seven roglmont of nrtlllery
are now distributed or in courso of distribution nt
the modern fortiflcntions on tho Atlantic, tho Pa
cUe, the great lakes, and the Clulf. Ilolh the
-tffphncntB will bo assigned to duty along tho
Atlantic and Gult coists, whore most of the
ciralry and Infantry will bo congregated, so
that at least 25,000 regulars, wearing the white,
yellon- and tho red stripes will be gar
risoned in the Eastern and Southern coast
8tatee In preparation for any emergency which
nay arlee. Tho cost of transporting this
peat body of men, somo of thorn coming moro
than 3,000 miles, will be too great to bo bornu by
the scanty annual appropriation for tho hereto
fore unimportant movements of nrmv organiza
tion!, and It will bo nncossary to resort to the
emergency fund of $50,000,000 to meet tho ox
pensetof their changes in stations.
Inline with this general movemont was nn
Important order Issued by Secretary Alger to
day by direction of tho President, and lole
I'apbed to nil military posts and divisional
keadquarters concerned by the commanding
General of Iho army. Tho text of tho order fol
lows; "Wan Department, Wabiiinoton,
March 11. 18118.
"By direction of tho ('resident, the following
I Changes aro made In tho territorial limits, do
i ligaatlon, and headquarters of geographical
dimrtments, to taKooffoct March 12, 18II8:
"1. The Department of tdo Kast will embrace
the New England States, Now York, Now
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Dclawaro, Maryland,
Diitrlctof Columbia, West Virginia, Virginia,
and North Carolina, with headquarters at Gov
rnor'i Island, New York.
"2, A department Is hereby established, to bo
known s the Department of tho Lakes, to con
jut of IheStslcs of WIseonsln.Michlgan, Illinois,
Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee, with
Ineadquarters at Chicago, 111.
"3. Tho department of Dakota will embrace
"States ot Minnesota, North Dakota, South
Dikota, Montana, and so much of Wyoming
andldsho as Is embraced In tho YcIIowhIoiio
National Park, with headquarters at St. Paul,
M. The Department of tho Columbia will em
trice the r-'tates of Washington, Oregon, Idaho
Mcepteoinurhof tho lattor as Is embracedln
the Yellowstone National Park), and tho Torrt.
wry of Alaska, with headquarters nt Vancouver
"5. Tito Deportment ot California will em
wace tho States o( California nud Nevada, with
"eadquarters nt San Francisco, (111.
". Tho Department of tho Colorado will em
aee the states of Wyoming (except so much
thereof as ! embraced in tho Yellowstono
Rational l'ark), Colorado and Utah, and the
Territories ( Alaska and New Mexico, with
"adqunrtcrs at Denver, Col.
"7. Tho Department of tho Platto will em
Waco tho States of Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri,
Kansas and Arkansas, tho Indian Territory,
"a the Territory of Oklahoma, with head
inarters at Omaha, Neb.
"8. A department Is hcroby established to bo
anown as the Department of tho Gulf, to consist
the Sioioi of South Carolina, Georgia, Flor
a, , Al.ib.inia. Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas,
Uh headquarters at Atlanta, Ga.
Tho departments of tho Missouri and of
'-' "" tjf'rohJr abolished.
luo records of tho Department of the Mis-
"r"m ho transforrod to tho Department of
' l-akes, nild tuo,0 0( ,no uopartIn(,nl of
eras to the Department of tho Gulf.
Major-lien. John R, Ilrooko Is assigned to
eni?B,,m'""1 ' "10 "i-'Partmcnt of tho Lakes,
Hrlg..(,e. William M, Graham to tho coin
on; ""' ,)carIn"i' of tho Gulf. The
cersof thotoveral staff departments now on
nn the departments of tho Missouri nndof
"" re anigned to llko duties In tho depart
"tiof tho Jakes and of the Gulf respectively,
he travel required under theso orders is
"Wuary for the public scrvico.
n "H. A. Ai.okii, Secrotary of War.
Oinerar""""1' &C" "' ' Co,""J' Adjutant-
of gr'Mf,t Ifnlflcanie of this order exists,
meni ' '" "10 "t'l08"y 'or military depart-
tlm. ,' """,llcr ecographlcal limits at a
cfit l V"1 activity. The Department
ine hast, in.tead of extending from Maine
form "I' wlU euiuraci ouly that portion of tho
' " district lying north of South Carolina
iT11"'"' I' will bo seen that tho orders
i 111, , ?kr treBle two departinenta and abol-
iiUh , i dip"tm"ti. The Department of tbe
ftr-usaawi, ote of thgs. abolUhtd, baa lieretofor
been one ot tho largest and most Important In
The new Department of tho Quit will bo ex
ceedingly important In view ot threatened war
with Spain. Its proximity to the probablesceno
of naval operations gives It a promlnonce which
it would not otherwlso poseoss. It embraces
thowholo coast lino from North Carolina to
the Illo Grande, and every seaboard city of
tho southoast will bo under tho protection of
Uio army ot tha Gulf, operating In
conjunction with naval vessels In Southern
waters. Major-Gen. Mcrrltt will retain com
mand ot tho curtailed Department of the Kast,
but ho will havo on increased force In tho two now
regiments ot artillery which will establish head
quarters at posts In Now York harbor. Nearly all
tho cavalry and Infantry to bo moved Kast will
probably be assigned to tho Department ot tho
Quit. Urlg.-Gen. Graham, who will movo his
headquarters from San Antonio to Atlanta, will
bo retired for age In tho fall, and tho new llrlga-dler-Gcneral,
his successor, will probably be Col.
Guy V. Henry, In command of tho Sixth Cav
alry. A conference was hold nt the War Department
to-day between Major-Gon, Miles and Senator
Hawley, Chnlrman of tho Commlttca on Mili
tary Affairs, which will result In an attempt to
pass tho bill rovlvlng tho grada of Lloutcnant
General. Gon, Miles Is preparing to tako the
field It hostilities occur, but will remain
In Washington after tho concentration of
nearly tho cnttro army on the Eastern coast,
awaiting developments which may make
active operations necessary. It hns been prac
tically decided that Major-Gen. Merrltt shall
assume command of any military force sent to
Cuba, and Gen. Miles will in that ovont prob
ably assumo Gon. Mcrrltt's duties In tho De
partment of tho East, In addition to his present
duties as Commanding General ot tho array.
Almost for tho first tlmo since the days of
tho civil war tho War Department has re
torted to tho uso of tho cipher in sending
despatches to army posts regarding the im
portant movements contemplated. When these
orders shall havo bcon carried out the wholo
coast from Malno to tho Itto Grando' will bo pro
vided with military posts stronger than nt any
tlmo for thlrty-flvo years, since practically the
wholo standing army of tho United States will
bo distributed along tho Atlantio seaboard.
Secretary Alger has directed Gen. Flaglor,
Chief ot Ordnance, to proceed Immediately,
without awaiting spociflo appropriations by
Congress, to procure rapld-tlro guns, with oar
riages and amplo supplies ot powder and pro
jectiles for guns of all callbros. Ho has also di
rected Gen. Flagler lo Increase work at all ord
nanco establishments, armories, and arsenals to
tho full extent of their capacity, employing as
many extra men as can possibly bo utilized.
The Ordnance Department, under orders from
tho Secretary of War, has boon ongagod for
some weeks In planning to hasten tho work of
all contractors and to mako tho necessary new
contracts for nny and all ordnance materials
that may be necdod In caso of emergency. All
manufacturers ot ammunition for tbe uso ot tho
army nnd navy havo lcon notified that tho
Government will buy nil tho ammunition which
they can furnish by employing the full capacity
of their plants twenty-four hours a day.
Hy direction of President McKlnloy, Secretary
Long to-day Instructed all tho bureau chiefs of
the Navy Department to Issuo no order Involv
ing tho oxpendlturo of tho 50,000,000 appro
priation for national defence, except upon spe
cific direction received from tho President In
war rooxiito AT THE HOOK."
GOO Arlllierjnien lo Mote Down To-Dny, with
Tents nnd Equipage, nnd (1. IntojCamp.
Pursuant to orders from tho Socretary of War
received yesterday Major-Gen. Wesloy Mcr
rltt, Commander of the Department of tho East.
Issued orders last night for tho transfer ot two
batteries of soventyflvo men each from Fort
Slocum. Davids Island, to Sandy Hook. At tho
samo time ho ordered two battalions of soventy
flvo men each from Fort Wadsworth to Sandy
Hook, Thcso trnnsfors, together with the men
already at tho Hook, will mako the garrison at
that point as largo as It would be in tlmo of wnr.
Tha men will bo transferred to-day. As there
aro no quarters for any largo number of men at
Sandy Hook, the ofllcers and men of the four
batteries will live In tents and tho discipline of
tho camp will bo that maintained In tlmo ot war.
Tho order Issued by tho Secretary of War yes
terday, crcutlng a Department of tho South In
tho nnny, with Hrlg.-Gen. William Montrosa
Graham in command, hns caused a change In
tho plans ot Gen. Mcrrltt In reference to his
proposed tour of Inspection of the army posts
along tho South Atlantic coast. Until further
orders are issued by tho War Department, It
will not bo definitely known wlicthorthcse posts
will be Inspected by Gen. Merrltt or by tho com
mander of the new department.
In speaking of the division of his department
last night Gen. Merrltt said that It was an ex
cellent move. He said that tho Department of
the East, nn it oxistod until yesterday, was all
right in tlmeofpeaco and when nothing much
more arduous was required of the commanding
otllcer than to mako u tour of Inspection of all
tho posts ouco n year. When tho business of
war was to bo attended to, however, the depart
ment wns too large. Ho said that Gen. Grahnm
was a fine man nnd a brave soldier, and thnt tho
Secretaiy of War could hardly havo found u
better man to command the now department.
A Hoard of Examination for tho Junior officers
of the two now artillery roglinents will soon bo
convened nt Governor's Island. It will consist
of three ofllcers of tho lino and two surgeons.
Col. John I. Ilodgors of tho Fifth Artillery, sta
tioned at Fort Hamilton, has been designated
as tho Presldont of the board. Twenty-eight
ofllcers will lie examined,
Tho nows from Washington yesterday that
Gen, Grorly, Chief of tho Signal Corps, had been
ordered by tho Secretary of War to establish at
onco telegraphic connections between the boo
coast fortifications made nil the army ofllcers at
Governor's Island jubilant. One of tho ofllcers,
commenting on tho news, sold:
"This is tho best nows since wo heard that
the bill authorizing an increase In tho army by
two nrtlllery regiments had hecomo a law, Tho
facilities for communication between tho forti
fications along tho coasts are, and havo been for
years, wreti hod, Illght here In Now York harbor,
where the War Department has tried to mako
everything about tho fortifications is perfect as
possihlo. It requires nbout three-quarters of an
hour to communlcnto from one fortification to
another. Around Wushlngton they are worse
off than wo aro here. The only method of com
municating between tho Capitol and Fort Wash
ington, on tho Potomac, for Instance, is by mes
senger, I suppose that work will be begun here
Capt. Whitney, who Is in cbargoof the New
York recruiting station, received information
yesterday that tho pennanont headquarters of
one of the new artillery rt-glments, tbe Sixth,
will be nt Fort Slocum, Davids Island, and that
Col. E. II. Wlllestou will command it. Tho.
other regiment, the Soventh, will have its bead
quarters at Fort McIIenry, In Haltlmore harbor,
and CoL William Sinclair will bo In command.
Tho men recruited hero aro all sent to Fort
Torpedo Iloat Fooln Lenvra ror Key Writ.
Noiikolk, Vn., March 11, The torpedo boat
Footo left Old Point at 11:30 o'clock this morn
ing for Key West and passed out the Capes one
Tho ulbwulorn Limited.
A fut limited train to St. Louie and Clnolnnall
without as exceu fare, via Mew Tork Central-Lake
Shore and Big four route. Uol comfortable tralai
leave GranJ Central Station oeatr eg hotel dla-trlel-every
day at 1 V. U.-J..
SPAIN HAS MONEY AT LAST
xt is bah aiin has nnposrcED
$BO,000,000 IK LONDON.
h Will ftecatro the Chilian Wnrthlft nHI
lie. Tfhleh Will Re Heady In Salt In Two
Weeke It la Bisected T Shalt IIuj the
Brasilia! Wnrehls Amasina Within
Weak Two Nearly Completed Veaael Of
fered to V Una-land nueted Shlbulld
r Mt la Accept !re Forelf Contract
Vtllhut Nodular the Navy Department,
titcial Cable Dttrateh lo Tna Boil.
Loxdok. March 11. Information that has
been received at the American Embassy here In
duces tho belief that the amount raised by
Spain for the purchaso ot warships, &c, I
$00,000,000, which sum has been deposited la a
It Is understood that Spain will seoure the
Chilian warship O'HIgglns, which will be ready
to sail In two weeks. It Is beltoved the Unltod
States will succeed In buying tho Brazilian war
ship Amazonas within a woek. Two moro
nearly completed ships are under oiler to the
Tho report cabled from Washington that
LleuL Col well, tho American naval attachd
here, bad notlflod his Government that Great
Britain bad forbidden English shipbuilders to
sell vessels now-In course of construction to any
foreign power Is inaccurate. Tho report had It
that one of tho reasons that prompted tho Ad
miralty to lasue this order was that Groat
Britain might desire to purchaso thoshlps her
self. Under tho right ot eminent domain the
Government could tako for Its own use any ship
or other war material within the borders of tho
empire which had not been actually transferred
to a foreign flag or ownership.
What has actually been dono Is this: The Ad
miralty sent a request to all tho British ship
builders not to accept fresh foreign contracts
without notifying the Naval Department.
This request was tho direct effoct of the news
that Itutsia Is about to Bpend an enormous
amount of monoy for new naval construction.
As a matter of fact, it British shipyards were
closed against Russia tho latter would have
great difficulty in spending at short notice the
00,000,000 roubles she has set aside for naval
purposes. Furthermore, there is reason to be
lieve that the British Government Is ready to
place contracts which will utilise evory facility,
public and private, for shipbuilding in the
kingdom. Competition In naval construction
within the next few months Is certain to reach a
scopo nover dreamed ot In tho history of tho
After pledging the revenues of her Custom
Houses for the payment of tbe loan of 1800,
Spain had as an extraordinary resourco for
raising monoy the Almaden quicksilver mines,
lcjscd to tho Rothschilds, tho Government rail
roads, especially tho Companla det Norte, leased
to a French company, and the tobacco monop
oly, leased to the Companla Tabacalera, repre
senting also large French capital.
Tho railroads aro less Inviting as a pledgo for
a loan than tho Almaden mines and tho tobacco
monopoly, because In recent years their Income
has been very meagre. Tho tobacco monopoly,
according to El Economiitta, a Spanish financial
newspaper, will enable Spain to borrow $GO,
000,000 for sovcral years' Income from the
But tha Almaden quicksilver mines will give
Spain f 80,000,000 ns soon as he asks for the
money, from tho Rothschilds, granting them a
rcnowal ot tho lease of tho mines for forty years
moro and on the torms lmposod by the London
branch of thnt banking firm.
Knowing that those wero tbe last resources of
the nation Canovas always refused to dispose ot
them. It is very probnblo now that tho SCO,
000,000 referred to above has been loaned to
Spain by tho Rothschilds, who nro very eagor to
contlnuo in tho control of tho Almaden mines.
Thoy arc tho richest quicksilver mines In tho
world, having tho peculiarity, shown by no
othor mines, ot growing richer ns depth is at
tained. It is woll known that the Rothschilds
have always said that the natural wenltb of
Almaden will never be Imperillod by Spain's
FIFTT TONS Or AMMUNITION.
Shell for 111; Gun and Other Supplies Sent
from Brooklyn lo Key Weal.
Tbo order of tho Secretary of tho Navy to en
list '-',000 additional soamen, machinists, me
chanics, nnd petty ofllcers avas received and
posted nt tho navy yard yesterday morning.
About 300 men applied during the day, and
nbout 10 por cent, ot them woro accepted.
Eleven men, with a knowledge of drugs, aro
wanted to act as Bhlps' apothecaries.
Seven more of tho 0-Inch rapid-lire guns, of
tho kind thatmlghtbo used on merchant vessels
ot the class ot the St. Louis and St. Paul, woo
reooived at the navy yard yosterday. The navy
yard tugs Narkeeta, Nina, and Tronic towed
three barge loads of nnniunltlon and supplies to
tho Pennsylvania freight yards at Jersey City In
tho morning. Of ammunition there arns fifty
tons, Including shells for big guns. Both am
munition nnd supplies will be shipped to Key
Lieut. W. P. Whit, who has for some time
been stationed on the receiving ship Vermont,
received orders from Washington to proceed to
the League Island Navy Yard and report for
duty on board tho cruiser Minneapolis.
nr.cnvus iron tiik AttTiLLEitT.
New Tork Station Took Ktsbt Men In foster
liar llrooblin and Jrnrr City Station.
At tho United States recruiting station, S3 and
27 Third avonuo, eight more recruits to tho tv, o
new artillery regiments were secured yesterday.
This number avas secured out of nearly 100 ap
plicant!. Of tho eight socured, one hod served
In tho army before, two were dry goods clerks,
two Inlxirors, one a teamster, one an olcctrlclan,
and one a plumber, A part of tho preliminary
examination for rorrulis Is n test of the nnpll
cant's know ledgo of common and decimal frac
tions. Must of the applicants yesterday fallod
In this test. The artillery Is tho only branch ot
the army service where the applicants for en
listment aro examined In mathematics.
The Urookln branch of the recruiting station
has been loratod at 7 Myrtle avenue. This, us
well ns tho Jersey City branch at fill Montgom
ery street, will bo open and roady for business
1.50O Ilea Werblnr at Narfalk.
NoitKoi.K, Va March 11, An additional foroe
of seventy-five men aras called Into the construc
tion department to-day, making the total num
ber at work in tho yard about 1,350, One thou
sand of the number are In tho construction de
partment, and tho wholo force is working until
10 o'clock every nlsht. Constructor Slab) bos
returned from Washington, The Puritan was
taken out of the dry dock this morning. No or
ders have been received as to repairs on the
Lateet Marine Intelligence.
The Cunard line steamer Umbrla, from New
York for Liverpool, passed Browhoad at 2;S0
Bimpeoo'a new Loan OtrJoe awl oaf Deposit Ysali,
lt W. tMtt., neejrllioa4wa.Uil. s
1MB SItANOB JOINED BPAINt
Th Spaniard Mar the Prlet or at Treaty or
Alliance Ha Been llcnert.
Havana, March ll.-It Is "scml-offlclally;
announcod horo that Seflor Leon y Castillo,
Spanish Ambassador In Parts, signed to-day the
protocol of a treaty of alliance between Spain
and Franco, .
XXPI.08I0NB IN HAVANA.
They Were In Allrsed Inanrsrnt Store A
Slump on 'Chance and a Pnnlehy Frrllne
ttlnneo Ha Fun with Onr Statesmen!.
Havana, March 11. A big slump on tho Stock
Exchango avas tho most Important manifesta
tion In Havana to-day of tho great uneasiness
prevailing hero on account ot tho nows from the
Unltod Statos. Tho oxcltcmont continued all
day both In financial and political circles. Tho
Government Is trying to calm the public by do
ctoring that thcro is no causo to justify a com
Tho newspapers hero havo bcon allowed by
tho Government to comment editorially upon
tho situation In order to calm tho goncral ex
citement. Jxx Ditcusion accordingly says to
day that it a rupturo botnocn tho United States
and Spain is posslblo, according to tbo reports
that come to Havana, it Is still not logically prou
ablo In view of tho situation, for tha United
States Is eager to securo a commercial treaty
with Cuba nnd obtain advantages for Its trade
undor tho sovereignty of Spain. "If thcro Is
any Amorlcan Intervention In Cuba," says La
Ditcuslon, "It will bo a frlondlyono. If not,
why entor upon negotiations for n commercial
Tho Dtarto de la Marina soys that tho Amer
ican correspondents In Havana aro alone re
sponsible for the presont grave situation.
Othor causes also have influenced Havana's
goneral alarm to-day. Last night n terrlflo
detonation put to flight all tho rcsldonts of tho
housos In Havana street. A fow minutes later
about ton moro frightful oxploslons, originating
In tho samo nlaco, increased tho panic In tho
crowd that ran through Havana Btrcet tho
pollco singled out a man who was in night at
tiro, and avho proved to bo tho proprietor of '.ho
house In which tho explosions occurred. Some
damage was dono to tho building, but nobody
was wounded. Several persons rccolvod slight
injuries wbilo fleeing.
The official statement ot tho affair, which
is all tho correspondent can communicate, Is
that the proprietor ot tho houso has declared
that the first explosion occurred In threo largo
cases of benzine, and thnt the others wero
caused by tho blowing up of ammunition stored
there by friends of tho insurgents. This state
ment is published In tho neavBpapers. Tho Goa--eminent
has Its eyo on an alleged iusurgent plot
which is said to bo browing In Havana.
After tho explosion two houses took firo and
tho loss of property was considerable.
Ab If this wero not enough, the lnsurgonts
rnado a flerco attack last night upon a strong
Spanish fort on tho outskirts of Havana, which
is on an estnto belonging to tho wealthy Span
iard, Don Goyo Kuir- Tho official statement
given out to-day Is that tho InsurgcnU rrero
thoroughly defeated. Tho continuous vollcjs
on both sides woro heard throughout tho city.
Tho city of Sauta Clara, capital of tho proa--lnco
of that name, avas also attacked last night
by insurgents under Col. Roberto Ilormudez.
According to the official report Bcrmudez added
to his forces near Santa Clara those of Chucbo
Moutoagudo. Iliglnlo squrra, (Jaylto Alvnrei,
nnd tho brothers Antonio nnd VlncentefNunui;
Tho Insurgents numbered about 2,000 mop.
About 0:30 o'clock an explosion of dynamite
near tha railroud station notllled tho Inhabi
tants of the city of tho proximity of tho Insur
gents. Ilctween Santa Clara city and Jicotoa,
at Coctba, tho insurgents had blown up a bridge
and inflicted other considerable damage. Tho
official roport, which is tho only ono published
hore, says that tho Insurgents wero finally re
pulsed with heavy loss, although they used
dynamite and Orslnl bombs.
The situation among tho reconcentrados grows
worse day by day. Mr. Klopsch, editor of tho
Christian Herald, avho Is hero on n mission
from President McKlnley, and who hnd already
turned over 10,000 for tho relief of tho paclfl
cob, gavo to-day $40,000 moro for the same pur
pose. Mr. Klopsch told your correspondent
thnt what ho has seen here Is much more ap
palling than ho could Imagine avhtla reading at
homo descriptions tbut aacro sold to bo exag
gerated. Even photogrophy. ho said, avaB not
sufficiently vivid to doplct the terrible misery.
When ono sees with his own eyes tho sufferings
of those mnny thousands of peoplo who aro
starving to death tho real horror of tho Cuban
situation may bo understood,
Sofior Pavon, manager of tha railroad from
Havana to Calharlon, has refused to accept for
transportation by his lino any relief supplies
for tho conccntrados unless tho full freight
charges aro paid. All the other companies aro
carrying tha supplies free. Ills attitude Is very
Gen. Illnnco did not desiro to-day personally
to roturn tho visit of courtesy paid to him
yosterday by Capt. Convcrso of tho Montgom
ery. Tho aovernor-Gencrnl was very busy, and
ho delegated the duty to his second In command.
Gen. Gonzalez Parrado, Hut Gen, Parrado was
also very busy and dolrgatcd his secretary, who
finally went on board tho Montgomery.
Seflor Abolardo Valdcs Arljn, an attachd of
tbo Spanish Legation In Washington who came
hero on somo official mission, roturned to-day to
New York by tho stoamcr.
Gen. Blanco this morning received the Sen
ators and Congressmen who camo hero on a
self-appointed mission nnd who callod on him
with their wives. Thoy wero introduced by
Consul-General Leo. Tho Clovernor-Genoral
recolved them at 10 A. M, In tho hall whero tho
throno stands, under tho pictures of thoQueon
and King. Ho stood near tho throno, and be
side him wero Gens, Gonzaloz Parrado and So
lano, A Spanish Lieutonant-Colonel actod as
Gen, Blanco said to them that its was glad to
sco that they bad como to Cuba to learn about
tho progrcB4 of pacification, which ho hoped to
entirely achieve a-cry soon. He only regrettod
that they arere to remain so short a tlmo. "I
hope," said the Governor-General, " to spend my
summer vacation at Saratoga,"
He added that ha avas very much pleased with
the American people, but not with the American
newspaper men who desiro to break tho friend
ly relations between the United States and
Spain. "With two or threo of them," tho Captain-General
added, "I am especially Indignant.
I was going toexpol the whole crowd from Cuba,
and have onlv refrained because of the presence
hero of such distinguished membors of the Amer
ican Senate and Congress, But if this campaign
of slander Is not stopped, 1 shall have to send
them back to their country."
MOltE WAUSIIIt'H AT HAVANA.
An Au. Irian Cruleor Arrive nnd the Brlllah
Wnrahlp Cardella le Bspreled To-Ilajr.
Havana, March 11. The British warship
Cordelia Is expected hero to-morrow from Key
Tho Austrian cruiser Donau to-day entered
Havana harbor and exchanged the usual sa
lutes with the Cabana fortress.
The American Hoard of Inquiry was at work
to-day on technical points of Its Investigation.
Tbe divers were at work to-day under the direc
tion ot tbo naval constructor, Mr, Hoover, and
No more bodies will be taken out of tho Maine
wreck on account ot the danger of blood poison
ing to tbe divers.
Lieut. Peral, Chairman of the Spanish Board
of Inquiry, gave a lone Interview to-day for
Subllcatlon Jo, show that too explosion of the
iTi'iii iiiiniiiifii in ' r
OUIt INTIMATION TO SPAIN.
phach sivbt nn nmioniiD in
coda Jir MAX 1.
No Doubt That We Notified Spain That We Ki
peoled tho War Wuld Bad by Starch 1
It I Now Raid We Havo Bilended tha Time
Two Month Spain Admit That She Cannot
Paeiry tho Island by That Time, and She I
Anxious lo Know What Wa Propeie to Do.
Special Cat' Detpalcfi to Tax Beit.
Madpid, March 11, The correspondent here
of The Sun Is In a position to deolare authori
tatively that the United States Intimated to
Spain In September or October Inst that It hoped
ond expected that peace would be established in
Cuba by March 1, Both Governments refuse
to describe this notification as an ultimatum.
It Is understood that another intimation has
now been conveyed to Spain extending the time
to May 1.
It 1 treoly admlttod by the Spanish Govern
ment that It la Imposslblo to establish autonomy
in Cuba or pacify tho Island within tho time
named. Invlowof this fact, and irrespective
of tho outcome of tbe Maine affair, the Spanish
authorities aro anxious to learn what action the
Unltod States proposos to tako on May 1.
Sofior Morot, Minister ot the Colonies, says
that he rocelved to-day the names of the Cuban
committee which Is going to Washington to ar
range a commercial treaty with the United
States. It is expected that the treaty will be
Seflor Morot bcllores that If tho negotiations
aro conducted on the basts suggested by Messrs.
DIngley and Foster they will bo satisfactory to
Spain; at any rate, tho commlttoo will meet tho
Amorlcans half way.
Thetleraldo Becard tho Government a Inade
quale to tho Situation.
Special Cable Veicatch lo Tnc So.
Madrid, March 11. Tho Iltraldo, nn inde
pendent journal of wldo lnfluenco which has
hitherto had Governmental leanings, publishes
in its Issue to-day an attack upon tho Ministry
undor tho caption "No Bunkum," which fairly
represents tho effect upon tho general public ot
tho passage of the United States Government
defcncoblll. Following are oxtraota from tho
"As long as tho Government doos not suffer
tho ponalty ot supporting with Its authority and
artificial explanations Inopportune and opti
mistic viows which aro nothing llko tho truth
wo independent journals confine ourselves to
our telegraphic despatches in regard to tho sit
uation in Cuba; but now that the Government
persists In giving out a mixturo of duU miscon
ception and fatso hopes, wo instantly voice tho
people's disgust and dismay.
"Tha Unltod States votos in the spacoofa
few hours $50,000,000, making no secret ot the
purooso for which such an enormous sum is to
be used, but rather flaunting it as aguaranteo
of success, during a few minutes voting sums
navorbeforo granted to any Government In
time of-tace, and President MoKlnley hasten
ttTmttke It a law by afllxlng bis signature.
"Gen. Leo is still in Hnvnnn, not showing, por
hnps, his habitual lmpudcnco and airs such as
might bo shown by tho French resident In Mada
gascar. Still, thcro ho Is. Dcspllo adverse cur
rents ho stands llko a proud rock dofying tho
"Knowing this, and In view of tho most nlarm
lng degression of our credit In Europe tho
Spanleh Ambassador to Paris is now coming to
Mudrld, Wo havo no doubt that ho would ho
better nnd moro amply Informed in PariB as re
gards what Is happening In Spanish affairs than
ho could bo In Spain, as, for instanco, during tho
"Taking Into account all this, tho Govern
ment conceives tho childish idea ot Issuing an
official note promising tho moon, viz.: tbolm
nicdlnto pacification of Cuba through autonomy
and Gen. Pnndo's free nnd easy doallngs with
tho eastern provinces. What tho Government
ought to do is to prepnre Itself as silently as
possible but thoroughly, for Immediate contingencies."
JtEVOZT IX THE PHILIPPINES.
Troops Start from Spain to Quell tbo Now In
surrection. Spictml Cablt Detpalchei lo Tint Sin.
Madrid, March 11. Tho report that a dotach
mont of tho garrison of Bollnao, Philippine
IslnndB, has been besieged slnco March 0 by n
largo body of Insurgents Is officially confirmed.
Reinforcements of Spanish troops havo started
from Spain, destined for Manila.
Tho latest official advlcos from Manila are to
tho oftect thnt a hundred Spanish soldiers scat
tered tho robcls at Bollnao and that the outlook
Is now quieter,
London, March 11. A dospatch from Shang
hai to a London news agency Bays thnt tho crisis
bctw ocn tho United States and Spain has greatly
Increased tho rea olutlouary outbreak In tbe
All of the northern provinces of tho Philip
pines nro in rovolt. Tho inhabitants have re
fused to pay taxos nnd destroyed tho telegraph
lines. Tho Important towns of Atarrt and Cam
arag havo been captured by the Insurgents.
Ho.no Kono, March 11. It I feared that the
Philippine Insurgents havo captured the Eng
lish tolegraph operators between Manila and
NATAL MOVEMENTS AT KEY ITEST,
neursenl Win at Ilaudaome Victory la Ha.
Key West, Fla., March 11, Tbo torpedo boat
Dupont, commanded by Lieut. Spencer S. Wood,
which left Mobile at U o'clock yosterday morn
ing, haulod In at tho Government wharf at 8
o'clock this afternoon.' Tho torpedo flotilla now
hore Includes the Porter, Ericsson, and dishing,
while the Winslow Is to arrivo soon.
The fleet ot large ships horo looks small to
day, sinco the Iowa, tho Nashville, tbe Mont
gomery, and tbe Marblohead are temporarily
The steamer Radio Is to sail for Cuban waters
with suppllos for the reconcentrados at 0 o'clock
this afternoon. A member of tbo crew of the
Massachusetts was drowned yesterday while
bathlug at Dry Tortugss.
Officers of tho Morgan line steamor Whitney,
which touched here to-day en route from
Havana to Now Orlenus, say that Havana
people are excited and eager for war. The
reports received by naral ofllcers say matters
are very quiet there. A special from Havana lo
tho Herald of this place published to-day says;
"Advices received from the intorlor say that
the Spanish troops under command of Col,
Benedicto wero defeated by the Insurgents
under tho command of Insurgent General Car
denas. Tho troops were making toward Jaruco,
In Havana province, which town they wero
gonlg to protect, when they wero attacked by
tho insurgent. Tho lattor had laid a clever
trap, which tho Spaniards readily fell Into.
The Insurgents had lined tho greater part
of their army along the side ot a narrow road
into wblob they forced the troops to retreat,
and whero the machete could be used with ter
rible effect. Tbe attack was a tierce one, and the
surprised Spaniards were thrown Into such con
fusion that they could make no oftorU to defend
themselves and, following their leaders, made
an Ignominious retreat after losing twenty-four
kilted and seventy wounded. Col. Benedicto,
the leader of tbe troops, is tha asaln wbo
caused Aranguren a death, and If he had been
captured the death ot that braTO leader would
bars been avenged.'
MOJIE JIATTLEBHIPB AND DOCKS,
Throe Ballleahlp, Four Dry Dork, and SlOO
Armor la tbo New Navy Bill.
WABimoTON, March 11. Threo nowbattlo
sblps; probably four now dry docks; tho Secre
tary of the Navy authorlzod to buy armor nlato
at $400 a ton. Tbcso nro tho principal items
which will appear in the Naval Appropriation
bill for the year ending Juno 30. 181)11, to bo re
ported to tho Houso early noxt weok, probably
The action ot tho commlttoo regarding battle
ships has a significant bearing upon tho Maine
dlsastor. When tho nnfortunato ship avont
down there was much dlscusolon among the
members as to tho advisability of constructing
that class of vessels. If her loss was due to ac
cident or other causo from within, It wns foil
that the expenditure of money for ships llkoly
to blow up could hardly bo justified. That tho
commltteo havo dccldod, with but one dissent
ing vote, to build threo Is conclusive ovldcnco
of the belief of tho members that tho Malno
was destroyed from tho outside.
The throo vcssols were nuthorlzod ono lo
tako tho placo of tho Maine, ono pursuant to the
request of Socretary Ijng In his estimate to the
commltteo, nnd ono to utoct tho exigencies of
tho situation. The dissenting -oto was cuat by
Mr. Tate of Georgia, who expressed a willing
ness to voto for two tho ono askod for by tho
Secrotary and tho other to take tho placo of the
What further addition lo tho now navy tho
bill will carry has not yet been dually deter
mined on. Tho Navy Department's cstlmntcs
contain rocommondatlons only for battleships
and torpodo boats. Somo members of
the commlttoo think that tho symmetry
ot tho naval establishment, as well
as Its offeetlvoncss, requires that tho
construction ot cruisers shall keep paco aalth
that of tho othor tw o classos.but thoy find them
selves hampered in striving to securo legislation
to that end by tbo falluro of the department to
recommend tho building of cruisers. Tho policy
of tho department over slnco h'eeretnrv Herbert's
administration began has been to Incroaso tho
forco of battleships and torpedo boats, tho offi
cials bcllovlng that tho navy possesses a suffi
cient force of cruisers for tho present.
As to tho construction of torpedo boats, tho
commltteo will wait and sco what tho Adminis
tration does In tho expenditure ol tho $50,000,
000 appropriated this week. Efforts are making
to purchase a fleet of torpedo boat destroyors,
and should thoso bo successful somo members of
tho commltteo think that, with the fifteen tor
pedo boots now building, they will bo sufficient
for present purposes. Tbo action of tho com
mltteo as to thoso vcssols, therefore, will de
pend upon tho measure of success ottondlng tho
efforts ot tho Administration to purchaso de
stroyers. Tho Socretary of the Navy avas authorized to
purchase armor plate for vcssols at a cost not
exceeding $400 a ton. This avas In accordance
with tho previous action ot the committee.
Four hundred and seventy-throo additional
marines wore authorized to bo enlisted, making
3,073 in all.
Although the question of dry docks has not
been formally sottled, the sentiment of the com
mltteo favors tho construction of four. Should
this be tho dotorminatlon of tho committee,
thoy will bo locatod ot Boston, League
Island. Algiers, La., and somo point on
the Paclflo coast, probably Maro Island
Navy Ynrd. Istood of a new dock at Leaf-no
Island, tho presont ono may bo extended at
a cost of, throo or . fpur hundred thousand
dollars to a size sufficient to meet the necessi
ties ot tho sora-lco. Tho dock at Boston will be
750 feet long, and that at Algiers n steel floating
The committee hns votod that League Island
Is tho best placo for tho assembling of tho aux
It Is tho expectation to-night that tbo commlt
teo will finish tho hill to-morrow and report to
tho House on Monday.
XAVAL ACTIVITY KEPT UP.
ITopo Not Clvrn Up orHrcurlng tbe Two nrn
Washington, March 11. Evory branch of the
naval scrvico kopt up Its customary actia-ity to
day. Tho President, through Secretary Long
and Assistant Secretary ot Stato Day, kept in
closo touch with tho endeavors which Amer
ican agents abroad aro making to se
cure armorclads and torpedo boats. Tho
rivalry between Spain and tho United States to
obtain options on warships In Europoan ship
yards Is becoming decidedly interesting. Tho
diplomatic ofllcers and the naval attache's of
this country In Europe are working hard, and
exhausting evory resourco to obtain Informa
tion and to close deals with those who havo
ships to sell.
The Stato and Navy departments are keeping
In constant telegraphlo communication with
thcso lndefatlgablo representatives of tho
Government, who from London, Paris. Ber
lin, Homo and tbe ports whoro shipyards aro
located aro sending long despatches report
ing In detail what tho Administration wants to
know. The cipher translators of both depart
ments wero up to tholr ears In work to-day,
putting In plain English the secret symbols in
which tho despatches aro wrltton.
Spain and the Unltod States nro straining
every effort to mako contracts for tho delivery
of the two Brazilian Ironclads under con
struction by the Armstrongs, Notwith
standing tho directions glvon by tbo British
Admiralty to English shipbuilders that
thoy must not dlsposo of any warships
to Amorlcan or Spanish agents without
obtaining Us consent tbe Navy Department Is
hopeful, for somo unexplained reason, of
buying some ships at EnglUh yards. The
Brazilian ships on the markot are the
Amazonia and her sister vessel. On tho
recommendation of Secrotary Long fol
lowing advice In a despatch from Lieut. Col
well, United States Naval Attachd in Lon
don, that both vessels arc perfectly sorvlceablo
and would be valuable additions to tho
American Navy, the Presldont will probably
direct their purchase. It possible, out of tho
emergoncy fund. Tub Sun reporter avas told
to-day by on officer who has boen engaged
actively In the attempt to socure wnr vcssols
thnt If the Amazonia and her counterpart were
not purchasod by Sunday thoy would bo lost to
tho United States, Ho would not tell his reasons
for the assertion, but added significantly that
tbe statement was founded on knowledge,
Hope of socurlng the Chilian hattleshlpO'HIg
gins and the Argentine battleship San Martlno
has been practically abaudonod, Tho O'HIgglns
is undor construction at an English ynrd and It
may bo that the Admiralty's embargo is tho rea
son for the understanding in navnl circles that
tho Chilian armorclad cannot ho obtained. This,
howovor, does not explain why the Navy De
partment has nut given up tho endeavor to buy
the Brazilian ships, aUn under construction In
England, which nppnrentlv fall within tho Ad
miralty directions. It wob Intlmnted to-day by u
navy official that Chill's feeling toward tho'
United States wns not of tha best, on a
count of tbo manner In which sho had bur
bumbled for the llultltnorn Incident, and f -t,'
this was tho reason she wan unwilling to help
this country In tho present emergency.
As for Argentina sho is not anxious to sell,
and. furthermore. Is not a whit de
sirous of assisting the United States
in a wor avlth Spain. Tho Argentine
Republics naa-y Is being increased to
formidable proportions, and with plenty of
money lo spend on construction of new vessels,
there Is nn desire at lltienns Ayres to make a
profitable speculation u the detriment of tho
With Brazil tho feeling toward the United
States Is different. Tbo llrnrlllan Government
has not forgotten how tho United States
assisted In preventing tbe re-establlshment
of the Portuguese, monarchy at Rio do
Janeiro In the revolution which recclvod its
death blow when Commander Brownson of Itto
United States cruiser Detroit sent a hostile shot
Into an insurgent battleship which sought to
prevent an American merchantman's free en
Uance to the harbor of th Brazilian capital.
IS WAR NOW INEVITABLE! fl
THE PllESIDENT FKAM IT CANNOT 19
UK A VOIDED. M
That Coin letlnn Account for the Mobilisation i'U
arWnrshlua nnd or Troapa-Tha Hoarder ?rfS
lnnlry Will llrport That Ihn Malnn Was Wm
Blown t'n by a Hlne-Tha llrport Will
tafnnft-rpa with the I'realrlenl'a nrcommen- , 11
dnllon Urnvr, Apprrhrn.lon In Waehlnslon. t!H
Washinoton, March ll.-Presldont MoKIn- 1J
ley, tha members of his Cnblnot, and tho officials Jjm
of Iho State, War, and Navy Departments whs) Mm
have knowlcdgoot Information that has bcon ?(?
received from Havana in tho last fow days are im
to-night gravoly apprehensive Af no time JgM
slnco the Malno avas destroyod has th f9
situation been so critical, and thoso $M
In authority nro no longer ablo to conceal their dfl
deep anxiety. Tho Information which has caused ifl
tbo hopofulncss of tho President nnd his advisers "(9
for an amlcablo settlement of tho Cuban aucs- $9
tlon to be changed Into fear Is, of course, unof- 'p
flclnl, hut It is nono tho less reliable as It comes h
undor tho seat of privacy from Consul-General
Leo and tho naval officers now on duty In Ha- '&
By lcttor, by telegram, and by word of mouth
tho President hns been told that tho explosion T
that wreckod tho Malno camo from thootitsldo S
of the vessel. Onooftbeco Government ofllcers . 3f';
goes further and says that tho testimony tnken $
by tho Board of Inquiry Indicates clearly that w
nothing but a Bubmarlno mlno could have i
caused tha disaster.
Tills Information had not boen received last M
Sundny ovcnlng except in tho form of gossip 4&
nnd rumor, when President McKlnley callod a
confcrcncefaf tholeadcrsofthoScuatonnd House -fe
to arrango for tho introiuctlon of tho $50,000,- ?
000 emergency hill, hut slnco then It has been
motto known In such a avay that every mombcr Ep
of tho Administration feels confident thnt the fi
board will report that tho explosion was in no C
sense accidental, M
This conviction ond nothing also accounts
for tho sweeping orders that havo boon
issued for concentrating the vessels of our "j-
navy in tbo w a tors adjacent to Cuba m
and of tho army troops nt points along &
tho coast line ot tho aulf States. Nothing but j
the fact that tho Administration is convinced fl'
thnt tho very worst is to bo feared from the ro- 4
port of the Board of Inquiry can account for tne j
order Issued to-day by tho Secretary of War R
changing and reforming tho military divisions '?
of tho country, completely abolishing twodl-
visions and creating now ones. In order to mako fi
the territory embraced in each moro compact, K
so that operations can be carried on with mil h
Itary expedition, Ji
Nothing but tho conviction that a Conflict If I
Imminent could justify tho order nl roady do- f
elded upon, that will tako tho Major-Gcnornl In ft
command of tho army from tho qulctudo ot his j
ofllco in tho War Department into tho field 5t
In activo command of tho troops. When Gon. Sf
Mllos buckles on his sword to become a real Sj'
soldier again he will wear tho stars ot a Lieu- j
tenant-General, as tho grndo is to bo, revived --,
that ho Inay tak'o 'tho" rank." heretofore ea- !fc
Joyed by 'Washington, Scott. Grant, Slier- -,
man, Sheridan, and Schoflcld. Such official f
acts as these aro not performed for effect, they fe
are born of necessity, and whereas, until two or f'
three days ago, tho President was preparing for -
war as a means of prosorving poace, ho Is now fe
mobilizing tho vossols of tho navy and the W
troops of the army, because ho thinks a conflict If-
seems to be unavoidable. 0
To-night tho President is at a Stato dlnnor In '
honor of tho heir apparent to tho throne ot a fs.
nation thnt may or may not bo friendly lo tbo Vt
United States In caso of a war avlth Spain. To- f
morrow ho will formally rccelvo tho Minister
from tho country with which tho United K
States may soon be at war. To noi-
titer of his guests will ho Indicate) ?
tho fear that is in his heart. No mombor ot th -
Cabinet even knows what courso tho Presldont !i
will pursue avhen ho receives tho report of tha g
Board of Inquiry. It Is said by somo of them X
that Mr. McKlnloy docs not yet know himself ,
whnt action ho will take. He hns not dls-
cussed tho situation with them In tbe K
light of tho knowiodgo that tbo board j
will report that tho Malno was blown up ?g
by design, and tha only Indication ho has glvon '&
ot his knowiodgo of tho truth Is the alacrity and fp;
almost eagerness with which ho supports the W
plans of tho Secrotary of tho Navy and tbo Sea- 3?,
rctnry of Wnr for putting both arms of the sor- jK
vlco on n thorough war footing ut tho earliest '(
posslblo moment. W
Tbo Presldont has considered various plans At
for conveying to Congress nnd to tho country '3L'.
tho findings of tho Board of Inquiry nnd for 1
making known his subsequent policy, but it is
loarnod on authority that his mind Is not yot Kg
made up. Nothing definite Is known beyond tho J2
fact that ha will demand ot Spain prompt '$
reparation In tho form of an Indemnity S.;
to the amount of the full valuo ot J.
the Maine nnd heavy punltlvo damages In addl- A'
Hon. The Prosldcnt Is contldent that Spain will
accede to the demand, but ho is equally coafl- Hjj
dent that tho people of the United States will &
not bo satisfied with a reparation based on cash. $
This Is why Amorlcan warships aro being head- 'ff
ed toward Cuba ond why troops ore being or- m-
dered from all points to tho East. '"V;
Somo mombers of tho Cablnot and somo of the -
Republicans of the Senate and House avlth M
whom tho President bus boen In hourly consul- 3,
tatlon day and night for tho Inst week bova 2
urgod upon him the wisdom of announcing the j
nature of his demands upon Spain for tho loss of f
tho Malno simultaneously with tho publication jK
of the report of the Board of Inquiry, 3'
and at tho same tlmo to lot It be known -T
what policy ho will pursuo to bring about wl
the freedom of Cuba. All question Involved -Jf
In the controversy with Spain should be u
scttlod at ono time, thcso men nrguo, and
tho Presldont has listened to them patiently. .$..
Ho bos kept his own counsol, howavcr, nnd one
of his closo friends with whom ho talked last ,11
night, says that It is evident tho President hns Jf
nut yot determined avhnt his general Cuban Jk
policy Is to be or when or how ho will put it ia 'i
As is woll known, over slnco last fall whon Y;
Gen, Woodford presonted his lottor of Instrtio-
tlons the President has been endeavoring lo forco 4-
thaSagasti Ministry Into a confession of its '
wllllngnoss to face the Inovltablu nnd ;'
relinquish Cuba. Tho tlmo limit set by i
the Prosldcnt has already boon reached, ;
aiulJJio question of how much moro tlmo will ft
if -n to Spain in which to reach a conclusion 'fa
-' been dotormlncd, It may novor beset- If.
' uccauso the reception of the report of the '
Board of Inquiry by tho American public may .
boot such a vigorous character as to preclude 3
the possibility of Iho other phase of tho Cuban ft
question being arranged by iho mothods of di- I
Tho President Is disposed to acquaint Con- I M
gross with tho nature of the report of Iho Hoard ' A,
of Inquiry as noon as it is received, and he tine
not conceal bin Intention lo demand iiiiiuudiale A'
reparation. But as to hW pulley of forcing Stmln M
to end the Cuban war ami grant Inilepoiidoncn d'
o Iho Cuban people, ho Is nut jot determined
in hla own inlnd what would bo tho wis- "1
est courso to pursue It Is the opinion U
of many officials of Iho Administration and of J-
at leaal one member of tho Cabinet that when i
Congresb und the country becotno possi-ssod of At
tho knowledgo already unofficially coiiiniuiil- ,l
oatedtotho T'reeldeut as to tho nature of tho 4
report of tho Board of Inquiry, the whole Cubun .
iiuestiou will bo promptly settled by the Aineri- y
can people In a manner satisfactory to tunas X
' ' x "