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VOL. XXXIII_ NO. 145. CANNED CORN. We are eeliiac a very good tcnde of Cann«i Com: It ha* not been bleach ed out w.th lye and other cbemi.aie. but U as near its natural condition a* is pOM'.tle Per Can, 10 Cents. Per Dozen, 91.10. 5 OTI £Ti<X r peoall TMaiy FRESH RANCH E66S, 13 Cents Per Dozen. Remember Sunday * Easter. Better procure the Ea« early, a* there are not very many in thi» shipment. BOS. SO4 AID 1M KIH*T AVEM E SOUTH. SEATTLE, WASH. EASIER EGG -Jo \ A, l ,!le t*!*" •' Ike RaUlMw for Uecaralrri Tarkrr Dock Emi for Ea«t«r Boavcain. Coll ood See U hoi We Have. STEWART 6 HOLMES DRII6 CO., I OUT OF UItRRV STREET. # M E New El Dorado ■MI HI tut I WITH J utmWm :: Safety All(a :: Cflofort \\ ' ' n 111 nll if- Territory. North American • fcrr-.^:.nrr- — Transportation 0 Trading Co-'s zm&GGrz ~ Commodious and Fast Sailing Steamer ROANOKE NILI LEAVE SEATTLE ON OR ABOUT JUNE 10. Tlila I* the oolr old ratofcllahed ltoe aolllov from geottle hov l«C boot* oo Vahoa fiver, ood nor apor* la lloiltrd. For foil lo foroiotloo roll oo or ntldrevi the eowpaar. 618 FIRST AVE., SEATTLE, WASH. ; NOW IS THE TIME j : FOR YOU TO DIG IN THE GARDEN. ] • tVt have a large line of Garten Th>lS for your Inspection. Call and see • • them. • • Seattle Hardware COM • fSTS is THAT SO? The Canadian Regulations provide that a man must carry with him at least 1,000 pounds of provis. ions. Will a freight receipt and certified invoice that go nls are l**ing shipped via St. Mich.iel b- accepted? YES —IF BY THIS COMPANY. Bead the Following Telegram: • ! Vv fi lO !\»STAL TKLKOK APH-C.\I?LE rOMPANT. A L. 1 . .\\v I:y— "Ottawa, Ont . March ». " v F-. * lent S. at tie-Vu hon Tr c - ro . S-.atti *»Va.«h v r r U!> u.«t. ta muster :-t • --t being* ,»uM to * " K «*r titled ir.v> t.'•; re -eipt* fur provi* ona •>• t pa*s on »t Skscwav Instruct law apply to Dm J' fN R HALL, Secretary.- Seattle -Yukon Transportation Co. MO-92 Columbia Street. W „ oo,> - 1 r "* l *• llt \wt »*. Mgr. V. H VOBRIV Tr.ffc Mgr. RWe the EASI-Rt'NM.NG "CLIVEIAND" SohJi,! iao. 811 Northtn e»tert» « -< .»> itagl or. Po e B 3 ©0 sm,4u^^.. —' O • Htt..BMt tik io< Tarken aai Jakkera SEATTLE. WASHINGTON. FRIDAY, APRIL 8. 189*.—SIXTEEN PAGES. ALL THINGS ARE TAKING HEAD FOR IMMEDIATE WAR. M'Kinley immovable and Calm, faces the crisis No Change in His Attitude Since Delivering the Ultimatum. SPAIN MUST NOW ACT DECISIVELY. But Nothing Has Been Done at Madrid Looking to the Withdrawal of the Spanish Flag From Cnba—Consnl General Lee Ordered to Leave Havana Tomorrow—That Step Will Be Re garded as an Overt Act—Senators and Repre sentatives to Stand Behind the Administration. WABHINOT(W. Apri: ".—There Is no longer any doubt a* to the purposes of this government with respect to the situation In Ct«ba. War, in the opinion of the administration is inevitable, exo.pt in the unlocked-for event of a surrender on the part of Spain. The president's message which he had intended to send to congress yesterday ha* not been changed in any particular whatever, and it embodies the unanimous view* of the cabinet without the slighest variance or exception. Any movement to avert war must now come from Madrid, and must concede American including an end to Spain s dominion in Cuba. Three features sUind out plainly in the developments of to day. At noon the six great powt-r* of Kuropff, through thair representatives, tl'.iwi at the White and presented to President McKlnley a joint note, expressing urgent hope for a ptaceful adjuatment between the United States and Spain, to which the president replied with unmistakable plainness as to the duties and uiweiflsh efforts of this government to terminate the present situation in Cuba. Another and probably the most significant actual step show ing the finality reached by the United States government, was the authoritative statement that Consul General Lee would leave Havana on. Saturday. This step, it is known, will be re garded by Spain as akin to an overt act preceding war. .13 it will terminate the mediuni of oftioi.il intercourse between the t'nited Slates and Spain. Third, and almost equally Important, waa the ominous tone of the press advices from Madrid. where» the *™r feeling se*ms to dominate. Instead of concessions, the opening of prison dforr and other manifestations of peace and good wlil which floiy Thursday was expected to bring forth, and the more definite announcement of action that would bring pence to Cuba, a heavy fcuard about Minister Woodford's house, the imperative char acter of his note, the war utterance of Minister Corrao and th. turbulence at the Spanish capital left little hope that pac'ti counsels would prevail. , THE SITI ATIO!! RKN4IIS I JSCH %\GED. No n< aotiuiions are proceeding at Madrid on the part of this government, but the powers of Europe, it is understood, are doing their utmost to persuade the Spanish government to yiell aud thereby avert war. On the highest authority, it can be stated th.it no Instructions have been given as yet to Minister Wijodford contemplating bis withdrawal, the only step in that direction being the determination that Gen. I>e shall leave Ha vana on Saturday. The noli' of thi» European powers presented to the president today has m>t. In the opinion ot the tn--nitwrs of the administra t; n. chan*«l the situation In the slightest degree. What presu me brought to (Mvurr even thl* mildly expressed hop*' thai further negotiation* would rvsult in the maintenance of peace is not known, hut it is confidently believed thai it Is the result of persistcn* appeals ore the part of Spain for some expression in favor of peace between the two countries. The note is not r« >rd«d in any s<>n-« a* a protest against the course this gov ernment has pursued thu* far or is UkHy to adopt to secure a ■ t it.Je pov.rnm.nt In Cuba. Some of the government* repre ntt-d In the rwto are known to be In full accord with this gov • rntr.mt i:s Us purposes with respect to the Cuban question, .»rd therefore any thror? that the note was intended as a re n.'.'i.strance is not regarded aa tenable. The re] y of this government, wtUeh' had previously been r , i,j a»d approved by members of the cabinet. Is not considered .is tr li -atlng any change in the fixed purpose of the president to intervene In Cut* at once, nor is St believed It was the ex pei ia;ton of thd majority of the representatives present that the United t-t.ites should change it? policy or regard the joint r >• >other than an expression in behalf of peace and without fl-ecial signifies nee. ISO KIRTHKB P* PECT OF % C H%*«K OF PROMT. So : r a- k ->»n in administration circles, no further representation* on this subject are expected. No offers of mediation on th« part of any European power has been re reive-1. and there Is some authority for the statement that none will !- accepted or proffered. Thi.* has been the Axed policy t-f S V. r- rr.-r.t from the first, a:;d there is no prospect of a chart g* in thi« regard. At !h-• emba:**y and legations, the premutation of the Joint no?*- of th< power? wa> rsrard-d as the even- of the day. An -.r r - :n 01 • <>i t • gr»*at powers of continent*! Kurope •>t»;ed th.r it w << w.thont jtanUlel in history; that it was the fir?*. and en.v tim- that the <4x great nations of Europe, repre senting in the ace »ite l!.* rower of civ si nation, had unite ! in thi* xvtnn manner to v ire the of the world. It wan. th.s Kiith auth >r.!> «t.ited. a movement htstor; al ;n character and <>ne ?>*?'• z '■• ~' ~ : ir rt* .♦% ever* of t--<* twentieth century. »'«. « ;it th«> v i ; .i i-mbwsiM and legations today *how«d | that the r» spon?« of the pr< «• lent h«1 created a mo*t favorable . Jmrr'"® lt\ foreign i »«rt. r». The president'* answer »v.« I wked upon to *vp. • f. r.t *« .» N>int» r appeal to the j«>w» r> ! f r their co-operation n the «-®u*e of humanity and aga!n*t th» intolerable condsr -«' T\'.r< in Coba. In some d.pkMsattc i qu.» r.-r* there wa* a *r n re.i l the. joint note "between f xfk& nd to give it a s';-2"*tive character beyond the iviU phrase* =d opted. T'v;« wnot the genera: y ar-cep:»*J i \ }■*. ho» -v'" T!*e f- 1 -' ' '' tnanr. * ?"■ ntrptlon wa? ' 1 k< d a* a wise more .it t i« criM »! juneture, for, w!th- I oat a* an listr i*:on th-.sw yn «<ugg<-*tions. they • *. -e *o received a* to give the groat-*' pris» of Jyaspathy, raSh<r than fr m the mast p werful Joint influence* •la t s # worid co**kii*A t\i: trtTK*Hi:\ I.««K FOR W MI At the .-apitkl t :■!»?' rftuatfea srss grdenUjr discussed among j and came up for debate in both how**.*. Senator | Continued on Page 3. "ABSOLUTE INDEPENDENCE." LAST WORDS SENT TO SPAIN. Special Dispatch to the Post-lateltlceacer. WASHINGTON, April 7.—"Absolute independence." These were the words flashed across the Atlantic to Minister Woodford today. It is considered that this puts an end to all diplomatic relations between Spain and the United States. Consul General Lee will probably leave Havana Sat urday and Minister Woodford will depart from Madrid about the same time. President McKinley's prompt reply to the note of the six great powers, thanking them for their friendly in terest and saying emphatically that this government proposes to take such immediate steps as would end for ever the present deplorable condition in Cuba, is every where creating the greatest enthusiasm. Both the senate and house adjourned till Monday. ALLAN B. SLAUSON. I GREAT MB IE Xll PI. European Diplomats Present a Conciliatory Address to President McKinley. RESPONSE IS FIRM, COURTEOUS AND DIGNIFIED. WASHINGTON. April 7.—The representatives of the six grpat powers of Kurope. Great Britain. France, Germany. Ruasia, Austria and italy, gave official rorm at no in today to the recent conferences in the interest of a peaceful settlement of th«* Cuban situation. Their procedure was uniciue in the United State?, though doubtless a familiar one in European courts. They called in a body at the White House, prevented an ad dress to President McKlnley In the blue par lor, received the reply, and then proceeded to the state department, where with solemn punctiliousness they wer« received by As sistant Secretary Day tn th* diplomatic room. They weA> accompanied by tbelr secretaries. The ceremony was impas sive. The ambassadors ami minsters had •greed upon a line of actlosi at a meeting at the Britisdi embassy Tuesday afternoon. Early there was evidence of great activity at the foreign establishments, and while the customary secrecy was observed, yet no further effort was made to question or deny the fact that the ambassador* had agreed on a concrete form of action. The additional fact was made known for the first time that Sir Julian I'auncefote hud communicated with the state department authorities last evening on thl* » object, and while the full form of the movement might not have th»n ln»en made known, the United States authorities were made ! * are of what was being done, and of the further fa< t tfut an official pres., n'aticn of the subject would be made at noon today. S!R JULIAN PAUNCEFOTE. THE UOYERtWEVT NOTIFIED 1* ADVAXtE. This government w»? aiao undoubtedly made acquainted w;th the address to be delivered, and then, in the lijjfit of it, prepared its rt'ply. The fact developed this raornirn that Ru*sU had Joined the other five p went, Mr. De Wollant. charge y'affaires. pending the arrival of the r.ew Russian ambas sador. Count Oaseinl. tet/ng fcr Russia. The dipJomatic. officials cortrcgatfii at the British »ntha«*y shortly be'ore noon, and «heh proceeded with their secretaries to the White Hons#" and state department. The party w>;s made up of the following: The British ambassador. Sir Jui:ati Paurv e fote. dean of the diplomatic cnr;s; the French ambassador. M Cam bar. and M. Thle bant, rtr.it secretary of embassy; the German amha*«adJr. Dr. von HoUeben. with Raron Hpeckvonstein. first secretary of embassy; the Austrian m:n!st«r, Mr Hengel muller: the Italian charge d'affaires. Count VUiclnl, and the Russian charge d'affaires .Mr. l»e Wollant. A\ ADDREM IV THE IXTEHEST OE PK UE. Arriving at the White Home they were ushered into the blue rorn. and were thero received by President SI cK in ley. After a social exchange and mutual if wishes the aml>as.-=adors. ministers ar.d charge d'affaires, speaking through Sir Julian Pauncefote. delivered their address. Sir Julian Pauncefot* said: "Mr. President: We have been commanded by the great powers of Europe, wnnm we represent here today, to approach your ex ellen-ry, with a message r>f friendship and price at the present critical juncture in the relations between the I'nited 8»a«»s !n<i Spain. and to convey to you tne sentiments expressed In the collective note wh en I have the honor to place in ysur hands. "Th- undersigned. representatives of Germany, Austria-Huntcary, France, #l-eat Britain. Italy and RiiMla, duly authorised in th* premises, address in the name of their r-'-fHftlv* governments a pre**ir.g appeal to the feeling*. humanity and moder ation of the president and of the American people in their existing difference wl'h Spain. They earnestly hope that farther negotiation*• will lead to an agreement wi'.-h whiie securing the maintenance of peace. will afford ail necessary guarantee* fnr re . stablishment of peace in t'uha. The power# do not doubt that their humanitarian and purely disinterested character and representation will b«s fully re cognised and Appreciated by the American natfc*." \HirARf K RK*IN»>i»K HY THE PNERIDEXT. Pr» -Sdcnt MKinley replied as follow? "The government of th© United Sta'e* recognifta the food w:U which ha prompted the friendly crmmunii-.tion of the representative® of' Germany, A ustriti-Hungary Great Britain. Italy and Ru»«:«. as net forth In rhe address of y/i« r excei te-r, i».«. and siiares the hop# therein esprwed that th» ontceme of the sn Cuba may b« the maintenance of pea-r between the United State* and Spa<n ifor/pne T he necessary guarantees f r the r*-e*tabllshfiweit of order In the Island, *> term the chroni' condition of dtaturbam* there which de*piy Injure* interests an! mena-e* the tP»n<j'Jl!lHy of the by th* character and eonse<iuen« of the struggle tftu«« kept up at our door*. baitfM *h'?.-K:ng Hs sense of humanity. "The aovemmen; of Urited State's appreciate* the humanitamnism ard dts ••itere«:ed har tcter of the communication now rrv»d«- on behalf of the power* and it.* rat: <s confident that an e«»u«! appreciation will 1-e shown for l*s own e«rrj**t MM! crtselflsh endeavor* to fulfill its duty to humanity, by ending a situation the indefinite prolongation of which ha* become Irsufferable." (iHirKKVK %T Tim *TITE DKP%KTHK^'P. The party then withdraw to the state department. and repaired in a body to the diplomat r> m. m here they held a conference with Judge Day, assistant secretary f *tate. Sf-'tetsry Sherman having gone heme to ?un*h before the'r arrival. Tal* nferen>* took a wider range and went considerably outside of the addres* delivered t-S the t-r> «<dent. Vt rule th« diplomat* were first received together they soon separated iato grours *:th the arent of presenting the views of their several governments. Th# Sir "t~h ambassador the Austrian Kliiifi-r i'.J "he itai;ar- charge were the fru to ' rAVe" away together. The Russian charge wis the next to leave.- * The «*eVr«at* aml«s»»«*dor and his secretary then had a private conference with JvuSg* Dsy. lasted for iboai half ao hour. tiw **V«T*I diplomats lea v >» . . rattly. Shortly afterward Judge Day left the state department d*cl'n<ng to say more i to refer ip«t«irera to the ambassadors, aed the reply, of the president, i ' ah inquiry at th«: several and irgatiosa shewa that the reply oi j McMU&ley ha* created a most favorable imprewton among the ambassador* and mm | iater*. J.i was caMvd i»mesli*tcly to London, Farts and all • Uter K*rope»o capita la. nilHflffi i« Miaum Madrid Government Maintains an Uncompromising Attitude. LIMIT OF CONCETSSION IS REACHED. Advices Received From Rome Without Apparent Effect—People Are Bellicose and Approve the Inaction of the Cabinet—Newspapers Declare That an Appeal to Arms Is Inevitable—Addi tional Guards Placed Around the United States Legation—Correo Declares Himself for-War. MADRID, April 7.—A hitch ha? occurred in the peace n»- goti.itlons, and the Cuban armistice declaration was not iseueg today as expected. A semi-official note issued at 1 SO a. m. says the cabinet ad* hcrea to all its previous declarations without modification, and has adopted resolutions to that effect. The war feeling runs high. li is explained that the decision* to which the Spanish gov* ernment adherer, as announced in the scnri-otttclal note, refer to those outlined »t the last conference between CJ«n. Wood* ford and the Spanish ministers. There appears to be much mystery connected with last night's events. It seems that after the regular cabinet mealing had adjourned and Premier Sagama had returned home, the papal nuncio. Mgr. Nava. In company with Minister for Foreign Affairs Oullon, arrived with a communication from Rome. Thi* • was considered of such important that the other ministers wi re confuted and remained in council until 1:#) a. m. It Ul believed that the reeult of their deliberations was telegraphed to Home, whence It is to be cabled to the United States. No „ explanation has been furnished of tWs procedure, but these facts ..re furnished on official authority. WAITI!«U I* VAIM FOR A DKCISIO*. 115 a. m.—lnquiries ataow that den. Woodford yesterday tlev«J that Spain would accept tha proposed armistice, and that orders to that effect would be immediately promulgated In th* official gazette. Other diplomats also expected a satisfactory solution of ths crlsiw, but at the moment when the cabinet council was can venirg the minister for foreign affairs received the following letter from the United States minister: "Having fruitlessly waited since noon yesterday for tha de cision of the Spanish government, it is my duty to announce 10 you that f will still wait until midnight. I beg of you to kindly communicate this decision before midnight, and that thla deci sion may Ik- couched In terms which may prevent the aad con sequences that 1 should greatly regret, but which 1 believe In evitable If things continue In their present state." The letter was sent as * private communication. AIIHKHKU TO FURNKR POSITION. 2.3tt p. m.—H is a***>rted here that the communication from Rome which the papal nuncio and the minister for foreign at* fairs placed before the cabinet after the regular meeting had adjourned iast night asked what concessions would be made. The cabinet. It is further stated, decided to reply that the gov ernment still asserted Its, former decisions, already known, !• i'r«*sldcnt McKinley. KXi ITIBWBST AT THE IIOII.IIU FOIST. 5 p. m. -An extraordinary cabinet council has been sum moned to meet Immediately. The settlor* has created mom pessimistic Impressions. The ministers rfft»e to furnish an/ explanation. The excitement in Spain has reached the boiling point, but there are no demonstrations' recorded anywhere yet. Thft Heraldo's lending article will applaud tha government'* conduct In reply to Woodford, whose proceeding*, tha article says, are considered extraordinarily brusque and train able. Briefly summed up. the lleraido's Information point* to the • fact that war is inevitable, but that newspaper still attaches importance to the action of the ministers of the power* at Washington. Thn I.iberal *ay# it consider* the rupture between Spain and the United State* an accomplished fact, as a consequence of tfe* Spanish cabinet's decision of laat evening, and adds: "The government has done its duty. When it arrived at th* conviction that It oould not proceed In any other way with tha United States, tha response of tha government to Prwldent Mo* Klnley's commentatoria! note was compatible with tha honor of the nation." The Imperclai slso applauds the d»n<*lon of the government, and the Olobo says the government will do Its utmost to "Bmim tain peace without impairing the national honor." WOODPWO REPLIES TO HARSH CRITICISM. 5.39 p. m.—United States Minister Woodford ha# Issued th* foMowing statement to the Spanish press: •The Madrid! newspapers of this morning sre flHed with statements concerning the American minister which are so In accurate that he ask* the courtesy of the press to correct them. He does this in the Interest of friendship and peace. "Tho proprieties of ht* diplomatic portion forbid him mak ing »ny atiueraent with renrd to hia diplomatic action with th« Spanish government. But la*t September th© Bf«ni«h foreign oflV-e ffsoaMi WfttteS p. rmiaaion to puMUbJStt text of any of. rt< ial c*orrej»pond«*nce which he »houid have at any time with th* Ejjanleh government, and thi* p»«rm»«idon la eff<*>tire today, Th» Spanish * ivt-rnrm-nt in at complete! liberty to pubtiah every word he h<* «vi>r »ddrf«Md to th* foreign office by Utter, memorandum or *;*tfcm»;nt. • The tecon 4 tmtn tary of the T'nited Urates leratfon ha* tirHtif for N« w York to re*ume the prartt'-e of ht» profe**ioa. He ft* a resigned from the dtphNUtio aervi.**. The Am< rtran raia i*ter*a wife left with her for Frar»#-e Tuesday night flhe i* in poor heaith, and the of the paat f>r! night compelled h*T to M»k rent. The daughter of th« minister rp. main* with him at Madrid. Ho haa not riven up W* realdene% where he expeota to reside so long aa he» ahali remain accredited to the J+jtaniah court. "The American minister hae reeved nothing but courier from the people of Madnd. He haa never had the slightest ,ippr»h'n#ioo a* to hi* own personal mat ety or that of hi* family. He ia working for peace, and. d#-apit« «!! rumor* to the con trary. he still hop** that peace will he kept between Spain the United •tatm. and that peace will aooa be re-e«t a Wished m Cuba, bassd upon atewiute justice, with protection for the gr««a PRICE FIVE CENTS.