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THE POPJ2 STILL HOPEFUL.
Trying- to Persuade Spain to Aliau
London, April 30. A dispatch to the
Chronicle from Rome says there was a
iforlak oxchange of dispatches Tuesday bc
tweeen the Vatican and Madrid.
Th Pope does not despair, even now,
of comincin? Son in of the necessity of
abandoning Cuba and thus averting war.
Senator Walthall' Condition.
Senator "Walthall, who Is lying danger
ouuty Ht at The Cairo, was reported as
rostlng much more quietly at midnight
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APPEAL TO THE PEOPLE
Parly Lines, Ho Says,
APPLAUDED TO THE ECUO
An Official Utterance In Madrid That
Destroys the I.at Remaining !'
Nihility of I'eaee The "Word "If"
Js Klimiiintcd Front the Situation
A Meeting of the Cabinet Is Held
mi (I America's Forthcoming Ultl
mntnni Is Discussed.
London, April ID. The Madrid corre
spondent of the Daily Mail telegraphs
that Prime Minister Sagasta today as
sembled the ministerial majorities of
the Cortes in the senate chamber, which
was crowded. The prime minister made
a speech in which he declared that he
did not intend to declare -as was usual
on such occasions, the political parlia
mentary program. He added:
"Circumstances are very pressing.
Time is precious. Acts not words are
required. "We have suffered with pa
tience resignation and prudence the
greatest and most indescribable
bitterness and worry, but we
have always felt ourselves encouraged
and inspired by patriotism. Now, to
crown all, they have tried to throw
against us a most infamous calumny,
which fills all Spaniards with the holi
est indignation against the villainy of
those who try to take away from us
our indisputable sovereign rights over
a cherished piece of Spanish territory.
That is the reason why we advanced
the date for the convocation of the
Cortes. We make an appeal to all sons
of Spain, although they do not need it,
to answer properly and repel with all
the national might a most odious out
rage, the like of which has never been
seen in history.
Appeal to Patriotism. .
"Let the present children of Spain an
swer in the same manner our fathers
did when they were also wronged. We
shall have one banner only, whoever
may be the government at the head of
the nation. The banner will be that
of honor and of defense of the integrity
of Spanish territory. To that end we
will give every faculty. Our resolution
continues to be to give no provocation,
but we are also resolved not to yield in
anything touching the national honor
or theTionor of Spanish territory, he
cause we admit no negotiations in ques
tions of honor and we do not make a
traffic of shame. We prefer to ruin our
selves and to be abandoned by all rath
er than do that.
"The first steps of the Cortes about
to be inaugurated will be toward sup
plying the government with all the
means and resources required under
"I will finish my speech here Because
It seems to me as if I were robbing my
self of the time we require for other
resolutions of greater importance."
Greeted With Frantic; Applause.
The speech of the prime minister was
received" with frantic applause. At al
most every sentence the hearers inter
rupted the speaker with cheers. The
enthusiasm was very great. Deep
emotion was produced by some of Se
nor Sagasta's words, and tears were
seen in the eyes of many old senators.
After the prime minister had concluded,
the president of the senate and the
Marquis Viga di Armijo, president of
the chamter of deputies, addressed the
meeting. The latter said among other
"The Spanish parliament does not in
dulge in insults, but if It is insulted It
will repel with all its energy such in
sults as are launched against it"
The meeting "ended with long and
frenzied cheers for the queen regent,
the king, the army and the navy.
.Spain's Cabinet Council.
Madrid, April 19. A cabinet council
was held at the palace today at which
was read a cable dlsp&tch from Wash
ington announcing thepassage of the
joint resolution by Congress demanding
the evacuation of Cuba by Spain. No
action will be taken in the matter until
President McKinley has signed the res
olution. Much anxiety prevails here among all
classes. The streets this afternoon
were filled with groups of people dis
riynn'w IIusIncxH Colleffe, Stli and 1C
None better. 125 n year: day or night.
300 ft. of best board for $1, 100 ft.
100 ft of Common Boards for 75 cents.
cussing the situation with great grav
ity. Mgr. Nava, the papal nuncio, and the
American and Belgian envoys held a
conference this evening.
Gen. Woodford, the American minis
ter, says that he- had received no dis
patches from his Government up to 7
o'clock this evening;
The Spanish battleship Pelayo, which
sailed from the navy yard at Cartegena
for Cadiz several days ago, passed
through the Straits of Gibraltar art Fri
day. She has not been reportecTsince
and has evidently proceeded to .the
Cape de Verde Islands.
Accept the Issue of War.
The parliamentary lobbies were
crowded this evening with deputies,
politicians and journalists, all discuss
ing the crisis. Nobody now prefaces
his remarks about war with an "if." All
speculation centers on the question,
How soon will hostilities begin? No idea
is entertained of yielding to the de
mands of the United. States.
Senor Gullon. minister of foreign af
fairs, has sent to the Spanish ambas
sadors a memorandum to be submitted
to the governments to which they are
accredited, stating Spain's grievances
against the United States and detailing
the efforts made by Spain to avoid war,
responsibility for which, the memoran
dum declares, will rest solely on the
The parliamentary groups have held
meetings preparatory to the opening of
the Cortes. All agreed to give general
support to the government and to vote
what is necessary for the national de
fense, maing reservations, however, as
regards the future.
Senor Montero Ttios, who, it has been
arranged, will preside over the senate.
meeting of the senators. Only one par
ty, the Spanish national party, should
exist now. A resolution supporting the
government in its opposition to the
American pretensions was carried amid
AiiKrio-Snxons Everywhere Out
spoken In Their Sympathy.
London, April 20. The Dally Mail, under
the caption of "Anglo-Saxons Solid," this
morning prints opinions collected by its
correspondents in many parts of the Brit
ish empire respecting the action of the
United States. In the Introduction of the
opinions the paper says:
"The. solidarity of Anglo-Saxon senti
ment is perhaps the most noticeable feat
ure that the Spanish-American dispute
has brought into prominence."
The paper gives extracts from the
Canadian and Newfoundland press favor
able to the United States.
The Shanghai correspondent says:
"The feeling here is strongly pro
American. The Shanghai Mercury de
clares that America is acting in the inter
ests of peace, civilization and good gov
ernment. The North China Dally News
and the Daily Press are also favorable to
the American cause."
The Singapore correspondent says:
"The Free Press declares that the in
terposition of the United States is practi
cally the penalty inflicted by civilization
for failure. The Philippine islands will
probably share in the liberation. Their
people arc little known, but they are
highly intelligent. It Is claimed that they
are In advance of the Japanese and they
are quite capable of guiding their own
destinies. The flag of an American ad
miral would be hailed in the Philippines
as the symbol of newly won liberty."
The representative of the Daily Mail in
Sydney, N. S. W., says:
"The Spanish-American dispute is not
fervently discussed here, but the press
and public are sympathetic. One hun
dred New South Wales men have visited
the American consul and offered to en
list in the services of the United States."
The press of Kingston, Jamaica, strong
ly upholds the righteousness of Ameri
ca's cause, and quotations in proof of
this are given.
In Malta public feeling Is on the side of
the United States.
The Bombay correspondent says that
the India press Is unanimous In recogniz
ing the right of the United States to in
tervene in Cuba, and wishe sthem suc
cess. In Rangoon the press and public warm
ly support the United States.
GE1T. LEE COMPLIMENTED.
Axkeil to ('(iminniiil the Troops of
the Two Virginias.
Richmond, Va April 19. General Lee
said tonight that he appreciated the com
pliment in the suggestion for him to com
mand the troops of the two Virginias, but
that nothing could come of it, as the Wai
Department had already mapped out their
plans and that the troops from no par
ticular section would be placed together,
but that the occasion would be used t
obliterate all sectional lines and feeling
of rivalry between States.
lie further said tha: the Department
has Its plans concerning himself buC
would not make them known "until Spain
had replied to the President's ultimatum
or till the time had elapsed for Spain to
In KiKhtiiiK- Trim.
Norfolk, Va., April 19. The torpedo
boat Rodgc-rs, which sailed from ihi
Norfolk Navy Yard last Sunday bound
for Key West, returned here this after
noon for repairs. Just what Is the mat
ter with her cannot bo ascertained, as no
Infomation will be given out at the yard.
It appears certain, however, that at this
critical juncture another one of those
accidents which are no novelty in the case
of the Rodgers has befallen the unfortu
The gunboat Vlcksburg has left the
yard and lies at anchor off the Bay Line
docw. Her repairs have been completed,
her guns are in position and 'she "is paint-
ed gray and is ready for business.
The coaler Jlamstead, with ."5,000 tons
of coal aboard for the. Cupe Verde isl
ands, has evidently been bought by the
Government, but the fact has not been
made known. Oflicially the report of
the board recommending her purchase
has been sent, as stated, to "Washington,
but no reply has been received as yet.
She lies at anchor in the stream, as she
has for some days past been awaiting
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WOT YET SIGNED
Tie Joint Resolution Sent to
ANOTHER BAY OF BELAY
Two Sessions of the Cabinet
AN ULTIMATUM NOW READY
The l'roKnun Is to Approve the Re.s
olutiou and Give Spain Notice to
Quit at the Same Time Oilleial An-'
iiouueement That the Instrument
AVhieh Mnlte.s Cuba Free "Will Be
come a Law Today ami That it
Communication in Harmony- with
It Will He Sent to Spain Plan of
the Campaign .g:aiust Spuin.
The joint resolution which provides
among other things that "the people of
the Island of Cuba are, and of right ought
to bo fiee and independent," was not
signed by President Mckinley yestenlay.
The hope had been strong everywhere
that he would lost r.o time in making Jhe
re;Muiirns the iw cf the land, and the
disappointment was correspondingly keen
wlieu the news was given out officially
late yesterday evening that the country
must wait .nother day to have Its will
carried out. There was even a- renewal
of the harsh criticism of' the Executive
that was so universal during- the weeks
that he delayed before taking any action
The country will not have long to wait
now to find if its renewed suspicions have
any foundation in fact- The following
is given out officially as the program:
'i'o He Signed Till Jfoiyilnjc.
The resolutions will beielgned this morn
ing. The ultimatum tc Spain will be sent
also this forenoon. "When Congress as
sembles the Pi evident will report that he
has made baste to approve Its action and
to take the first "step In carrying Its will
Ths statement as to today's progra.n
is made cr. the authority of several mem
bers of the Cabinet.
One member of the Cabinet said to a re
porter for The Times yesterday after the
afternoon Cabinet meeting:
"The ultimatum will- be a real ultima
tum. It will be absolutely In line with the
resolutions of Congress, stating to Spain
the position of this country and demand
ing an answer."
This member of the Cabinet, who Is in
the habit" of telling the truth, said in an
swer to a question as to. whether the ulti
matum would call for quick action on the
part of Spain:
It was also announced that the cyact
wording of the ultimatum win be mad.'
known to the public Immediately.
There is apparently from all tins ro
way ti eade a clear-cut issue i ''tween
truth and explicit falsehood. If the reso
lutions are signed this morning and the
ultimatum Is sent, and If It demands
that Spain evacuate the island immediate
ly or be driven ofit, the truth Tias been
told, otherwise not.
It is undoubtedly true that there could
be no comment on the failure of Mr. Mc
Kinley to sign the resolutions yesterday
If there were not his record of the last
two months to look back on. He has
waited before, however, and troubles have
come as a result. There was the cyn
ical fear expressed last night by Congress
men and other critics of the Administra
tion that there has been another intima
tion from the powers. Wall Street was
strong all day, as it has been during the
last week, when war has been in the Im
mediate future, and people who study
Wall Street said that such a thing had
never been known before on the eve of
Another suggestion was that Mr. Mc
Kinley may have Jhad some Intimation
from Spain that she will oaek down when
the Cortes meets. Spanish bonds are go
ing down and the suggestion was made
that the Spanish common people who are
holders of millions of the bonds may have
become frightened and taken a less revo
lutionary tone. It is also pointed out
that the shrinkage of thejbonds will less
en the possibility of Spajn's carrying on
a war successfully. It certainly will hurt
her credit and her ability to borrow
These suggestions made no one believe
that war can be averted. v Rut there was
the gossip that Mr. McKinley Is perhaps
still hoping against hope.
The House Had Adjourned.
Mr. McKinley s own explanation has
some possibilities of speculation in it.
The House had adjournedwhen the reso
lutions were delivered, a singular matter
under the circumstances.?
The Cuban resolutions were taken to
the White House by Representative Ila
ger, chairman House Committee on En
rolled Bills, accompanied by Mr. Palmer,
clerk of a Senate committee; Representa
tive Overstreet and Assistant Doorkeeper
Buchanan, of the House. Mr. Hager car
ried the document in his hand. They
were admitted immediately to the Presi
dent's room at 1:32 p. no. The President
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The Speaker of the House and the Vice-President affixed their re
spective signatures to the joint resolution yesterday and sent it to the
President, who has not yet signed it.
It is officially announced, however, that the President will sign the
resolution the first thing this morning and return it to Congress. In
the meantime he will have-sent this country's-ultimatum to Spain.
Prime Minister Sagasta assembled the ministerial majorities in the
senate chamber of the Cortes and addressed them yesterday. His
speech was radical a id announced the determination on Spain's part
to surrender no sovereign right. It destroys the last possibility of
It is not known whether a copy of the ultimatum will accompany
the President's communication to Congress today.
A long Cabinet session was held yesterday at which the situation
was thoroughly canvassed and the text of the ultimatum to Spain de
The Cortes meets at Madrid today. The queen regent, accom
panied by the king, will open the session in person.
Europe generally regards the joint resolution as practically a
declaration of war. The sentiment of England and her colonies is
The Spanish Cabinet met and discussed the action of Congress, but
decided to wait until the President had given the. resolution the stamp
of his approval.
Anglo-Saxons the world over are volunteering to enlist in the
armies of the Union.
Great anxiety prevails at Madrid. The papal nuncio and the Aus
trian and Belgian ambassadors held a- conference last evening.
asked If the House was still In session
and was told that It had adjourned until
The President did not indicate when he
would sign the resolution, but remarked
that he could nol, in view of -the adjourn
ment of the House, communicate his ac
tion to Congress until today. He was in
formed that the Senate was still in ses
sion. If the President had really wished to
avoid signing the resolutions until today
In the hope of receiving aid from some
where it would have been a comparativly
simple matter to have Mr. Dingley ad
journ the House In the middle of the
day so that It could not be notified of the
The Storm Center Shifts.
The center of interest was of course
transferred to the White House again
from the Capitol yesterday. Congress
has passed the Spanish question back to
There were two Cabinet meetings yes
terday, and It was freely admitted that
the all-Important matter was the only
one under discussion.
The regular meeting was a short one,
though, of course, one of the most impor
tant yet held. The message had not yet
been received from Congress but was ex
pected at any moment. The official
statement as to the business considered
was that the plans for carrying out the
program of Congress were taken up.
The nature of these plans, however, was
not given out. The statement was made
that the resolutions would be signed by
the President Immediately when he re
ceived them. This statement was after
wards proven untrue. The announce
ment was made that anotner meeting
would bo held late in the afternoon to
discuss further the programme for the
The Cabinet Reconvenes.
The adjourned Cabinet meeting was
convened at 3:40 in the afternoon. Sec
retary of State Sherman was the first to
arrive and he was followed, at a short
interval, by Attorney General Griggs and
other members of the President's official
The meeting was a long one. Several
members of the Naval Strategy Board
were summoned before It. The President
desired to get from them a statement of
the result of their labors during the
daily sessions of the last week, together
with their opinion as to what would be
the most advantageous step to take im
mediately after hostilities begin. They
remained In the council room twenty min
utes. Plan of Attack. '
The following outline of the general
plan for the coming war was given to a
reporter for The Times this morning by
an officer of the Navy who is in a posi
tion to be entirely familiar with it.
There are three principal steps to be
made, If they are all necessary, beforJ
Spain gives up entirely:
The principal cities of Cuba will be in
vested. Porto Rico will be invested.
The entire Navy will be rendesvouzed
as a lighting licet for an attack on thu
lleet of Spain, possibly on the coast of
The investment of Cuban cities will be
begun at once, of course. This is not
considered a matter of much difficulty
or danger. As the plan has been outlined
in The Times several times, the Key
AVest fleet and the regular army, with
perhaps an addition from the volunteer
forces, will attack the parts of the isl
and held by Spain. They are to co-operate
with the insurgents, who are be
lieved to have 50,000 men ready for ser
vice as soon as they can be equipped.
The flying squadron Is to take Porto
Rico at the same time, or very soon after
this movement Is made.
Then the two fleets will be assemth '
for the next movement. Spain, it is m
believed by the United States, Is keei
ing out of the way of the United States,
lleets purposely to compel them to cross
the ocean to light If they wish any more
fight. The war will not bo over with the
Investing of Cuba and Porto Rico.
Spain's fieets will be intact practically,
and the ocean will stretch between it and
America's fighting force. The Spanish
navy will be a' continual menace until
it is disposed of in some manner. Tt will
bo ready to strike a blow at an mo
ment, perhaps, or it may be Intent only
in keeping out of the way, but It will not
be safe for the United States to take
tho latter proposition for granted. There
aro a great many naval officers who do
not believe that Spain has been purchas
ing vessels for tho last month so Indus
triously for tho simple pastime of keep
ing them bottled up in the Cape Verde
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islands or the Canaries. As long as Spain
has not surrendered and cried quits there
Is no reason to believe that this is her
There is one possibility of delay in this
program at the beginning. It is seml-of-ficially
announced as believed to be possi
ble that the President at the last moment
has decided not to make any attack on
Havana if he-can a-void it until until Spain
has fired the first shot. The plan alleged
to be under consideration is simple if not
feasible. The President will plead the
danger of starvation to the reconcentra
dos again. It is said that the food sup
ply that was left for the starving Cu
bans has given out. Enough was left
for twenty days, but it is said that the
Spanish army has appropriated a large
part of It.
Two ships loaded with provisions will
be sent to Havana under the convoy of
the Key West fleet, it is said by some.
There will be no warlike demonstration
further than this Is such. The food will
be landed and fed to the Cubans. If the
Spanish army sees fit to open fight, well
and good. The President will then con
sider that he has not the blame for the
Meanwhile the ultimatum will have
been sent, with a time for reply set. The
Cortes will meet today. The ultimatum
will be laid before that body, which alone
has the right and power to give up Cuba.
The queen has made this her chief con
tention in asking for time during all the
delay of the last two months.
Mr. McKinley has the hope that the
Cortes will decide at the last moment,
with the frowning guns of the American
fleet pointing at Havana, that the better
part of Spanish valor should be discre
tion. If the Cortes gives up Cuba there
will be no war. and the fleet will come
away. If the Cortes refuses the peace
ful humanitarian expedition will be con
verted into a war movement and the first
gun will speak.
THEY ACT PROMPTLY.
The Speaker and Vice President SIprn
the Joint Resolutions.
It's up to the President. Congress has
done its duty-not as heroically as The
Times hoped for, but its duty as it saw
No time was lost yesterday. Within
five minutes after the House convened
Thomas B. Reed took in hand what was
no doubt a somewhat reluctant pen and
affixed his signature to the joint reso
lution which had passed with but six
dissenting votes In the body over which
he has the honor to preside.
The resolution was then hurried over
to the other end of the Capitol and withi
in a quarter of an hour the Vice Pres
ident had placed his name in the proper
The signing of the joint resolution was
the only Incident of particular interest in
the House yesterday.
Representative Grosvenor was recog
nized on a question of personal privilege,
and asked to have read by the clerk of
the House an editorial from the New
York Sun, In which Mr. Grosvenor was
criticised for the statement that this war
would be fought under the Republican
'standard or not at all. The editorial
closed with the remark that this war will
be fought under the fiag of America, and
Mr. Grosvenor agreed with the New York
Sun except In one particular. He did not
mean that this Is to be a Republican war.
His poskion was one of remonstrance
against the vigorous attacks upon the
Administration, principally from the
Democratic side of the House. Seeing
that this Adminlstra.lon must conduct
the war. Mr. Grosvenor thought that re
gardless of party prejudice it should bu
openly supported rather than attacked.
Tho speaker closed his explanation by
"I believe that the Democrats, the Pop
ulists, the Republicans, the Southern
States and the ex-Confederate soldier
will all unite in a mighty and patriotic
response to the crisis we are facing, and
display a unanimity of loyalty and pu
j trl tlsm that will drown party conten
t tlon in one common purpose."
Both sides of tho House greeted this
expression with liberal applause.
Mr. Dingley then moved "that we now
adjourn, seeing the members nre all
weary." The motion carried without
THE RIGHTS OF NEUTKALS.
An International Conference Desired
for Their Regulation.
Brussels, April 19. In the Senate today
M. David asked the government to effect
an international conference to regulate
the rights of neutrals in time of war, as,
in view of the fact that Spain and the
United States abstain from participation
in the Paris convention, foreign shipping
might be greatly damaged in case of war
between those two powers.
The foreign secretary replied: "The gov
ernment have already considered the
subject, and the Senate may be sure that
wo will watch the matter with the
j Pickets and palings, siiuare nnd
flat, clear dressed (1) sides, 2c. apiece.
Will Be in Harmony Willi Con
FIXING THE TIME LIMIT
Relieved Thnt the President IVIH
Allow the ladi'itl Government
Korty-elprht Hour in Which to Re
plj Silence Will lie tt Nestntlve
JPolo nfay Demand Ills Passports.
As it has been officialiy announced that
the President will send an ultimatum to
Spain this forenoon, pubHe Interest now
naturally centers In that document anil
It was annoanced last night by a close
friend of the President that as to Its
terms there could be no uncertainty.
The President will hew. to the line laid
down by the Congress and wiU make, the
demands upon Spain set out in the reso
lutions. The note wfll be eouehed in diplo-r
matlc language, but worde"d In sueh a.
way that there can be no equivocation
and no misunderstanding as. to the .pur
port of the message. There will be noth
ing left to the discretion of Minister
Woodford, who has proven so apt a pupil
in the school of peace and ultra-conservatism.
The terms of the note were dis
cussed at the Cabinet meeting yesterday;
and agreed upon by the President's ad
visers. It was prepared by Assistant Sec
retary of State Day and polished up by;.
Assistant Secretary Adee. who for twen
ty odd years has written the polite notes
that have been sent by this Government
to the foreign powers.
Am a. Reminder.
Tho Presidentt7ll! inclose a copy of the'
resolution enacted by Congress, notifying:
the Spanish government that It hasjnet
with his approval, and that governmenc
will be required to officially Inform thi3
Government, within the time limit stipu
lated, of its determination to acquiesc
in those demands; tTiat if they are not
complied with or If no answer is received
within the time fixed, the United States'
Government will accept such silence ,as,
a refusal to comply and wilt act accord
ingly following out the mandatory direc
tions of the American Congress.
The time limit to be fixed by the Pres
ident is not altogether clear. It may
be so short as twenty-four hours, but
the best judgment is thai he will give
Spain forty-eight hours. The latter i
the more reasonable for various reasons".
If tho ultimatum, is sent at the hour
named above It will not reach. Madrid In
time to be laid before the Cabinet until
Thursday morning. The Cortes will thx
have been in session one nay. After con
sidering it the Cabinet would under x
forty-eight hour limit have ample oppor
tunity to submit it to the Cortes Thurs
day and Friday. The Cortes, the SpanTgh
government has contended, is the only au
thority that can order the evacuation oC
Cuba and the pulling down of the Spanish
flag for such act involves the surrender
of territory of the crown. By fixing such
a time as will give the Cortes the op
portunity to act. the President will nut
be subject to the criticism that he has
acted with indecent haste. The answer,
therefore, must reach Washington nat
later than Saturday morning, and if un
favorable, or If treated with silent con
tempt, this Government will order the
necessary movement of the land and
naval forces to carry the resolutions irtto
effect on that day.
3iav Demand Hi.s Passports.
A copy of the resolution and the text
of the ultimatum, together with full and
complete instructions to Minister W'ood
ford will be cabled to him this morning;
and at the same hour a copy of the same
will be handed to Senor Polo, the Spanish
ambassador at this capital. It may hap
pen that Senor Polo will at once demand
his passports, but this Is not expected
until he has communicated the text of
the demand to his home government and
received his instructions- in reply.
Meanwhile, pending the reply of Spain,
preparations will be pushed forward far
wnat the Administration believes to be
the inevitable conflict. Thorough plans
for the attack to be made on Havana fiavo
been worked out and Capt. Sampson and
Capt. Schley both have their final orders
how. to proceed when they receive the
order to let loose the dogs of war. The
army is being hurried to the South to
the points of concentration and today the
call will be issued for sixty thousand of
the National Guard. These will be hur
ried to the South and made ready for
transport to Cuba. It is the intention of
the authorities to strike the blew quickly
and with such vigor that nothing can
withstand the attack that is to be made.
While the officials of the Army and Navy
do not look upon the war as a picnic or
a holiday outing they do expect to be
able to subjugate Havana and take mili
tary possession of the western end of the
Island before Spain can rally her forces
and make any determined resistance. This
having been accomplished It will be a
comparatively easy task to look after the
Spanish fleet when it arrives In American
or Cuban waters.
Depends on Spain.
Everything now depends upon the an
swer Spain makes to the uitimatam. If
there is not complete obedience to the
terms of the demand to be officially made
today the American Navy will be off Ha
vana by Saturday afternoon and tha8
city will be either blockaded or the guns
of the fleet will be bombarding Moro
Castle, according to the secret plans of
the strategy board, the details of which
no one knows. One thing Is stated of
ficially: The Spaniards must comply ab
solutely with the demands of this Gov
ernment or suffer the consequences of
their refusal. However peaceful and con
servative the President may have been,
his mind Is now made up. He believes
that war Is inevitable, and that the way
to begin it is to act decisively. Every
preparation now looks to that end.
HtTRKIED INEO "WAE."
Pro' ("oldvrin ' Smith, at Toronto,
Out.. Says ThliiKs.
Toronto, Ont., April 19. Prof. Goldwlh
Smith returned home yesterday after
spending two months at Ijikewood. N. J.
In referring to the present warlike com
plications, he said:
"My impression is fh.i-
e been es
5ressfoanl nation is being V
the resources of "
haustcd, by the vioteiu-c
fire-eaters and by the sen.
against the good sense of
munity. War over the destruction of tho
Maine befor the act has been traced to
the Spanish government, and before an
indemnity has even been demanded, is a
premature action, and I fear political
complications will ensue in the republic"
I 1" runic Llbhey t Company, Sixth
I Street and New York Ave.