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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 222.
SPAIN'S GREATEST DANGER
Is Not Complete Defeat by the
ACTUAL EXTINCTION AS A NATION
Is an Almost Inevitable Result of the In
The Predicted Cabinet Crisis Materializes—Reorganization
Promised, But Chaos Is the More
SPECIAL TO THE HERALD
Madrid, (Via Bayonne, France,) May 9. —Madrid would be an ex
cellent location for a yellow journal just now if it were not for the constant
interference from the authorities.who are endeavoiing to keep the true state
of affairs from the public. Spain is on the brink of revolution. Today
the country is confronted by three distinct crises, any one of which is enough
to make a patriotic Castilian fear for the nation's future.
First and by tar the most serious are the internal troubles. What
folly it is to talk of sending reinforcements to Augusti in beleagured Manila
or to Blanco in blockaded Havana when every soldier whose heart beats true
to little Alfonso is needed here at home to hold the monarchy's yoke
securely on the necks of the starving and desperate peasants and to check
mate the plotting of Don Carlos and Weyler I And if these reinforcements
are not sent what is to block the triumphal march of the Yankees ? What
is to prevent them from seizing the remnant of Spain's colonial possessions ?
One would think that when the nation was thus threatened by enemies
from within and without party bickerings would cease and all would unite to
rescue their fatherland. But no. A cabinent crisis is imminent. Before this
reaches the eyes of the American people Sagasta may have been deprived of
his premiership and Gamazo installed in his place. Gamazo is a liberal, but
a close personal friend of Tetuan and Weyler. His advent will mean Moret's
downfall. Moret will be made a scapegoat. He will be blamed for all of
Spain's reverses. Even now, when he passes through the streets, he is fol
lowed by a yelling, hooting mob, which hurls all manner of vile epithets at
the man who was once their idol. He bears it all serenely. He is innocent.
In fact, if his advice had been followed Cuba would have been surrendered
long ago and the bayonets of European powers would have been called in to
quell the outbursts of the mobs.
His vigorous methods were rejected by the timorous queen regent, who
listened to the oily tongued O'Donnell, the Duke of Tetuan, who is cred
ited with all manner of ambition. O'Donnell welcomes chaos. His uncle
emerged from, such a situation a Warwick, Spain's- king- maker. The
achievements of the uncle are surely not beyond the powers of the nephew.
He is playing a royal game here in Madrid. He coquets with Maria Chris
fiaa, with Sagasta, with We> ler, and so the gossips have it, with Don
Carlos. But in the end —well, what may not a daring man do in a desper
ate country ? The news from the provinces is of the most alarming char
acter. Only an inkling reaches the public, but that is sufficient. The
country is in an uproar. The affair at Lenares, Saturday, was perhaps the
MADRID, May 9, 8. p. m.—(By Associated Press.)— The Queen
Regent consulted late this afternoon with Senor Rios, president of the senate,
who advises a reconstruction of the cabinet.
It is increasingly probable that the cabinet will be reformed, with Senor
Gamazo included, after the lower house has adopted the indemnity bill.
Madrid, May 9. —It is said that the first steps towards the reconstruc
tion of the cabinet have been taken. It is announced here this afternoon
that three cabinet ministers have placed ' their portfolios in the hands of
Senor Sagasta, the premier, with the view of a probable reconstruction of
Madrid, May 9,10:45 a. m.—The political situation here is unchanged.
The consultation between the Queen
Regent and Senor Gamazo, the l'U
eral leader, as well as her majesty's
conference with Senor Montero Rios,
the president of the senate, has been
without result. Everybody appears
loth to assume the responsibilities of
office under the existing condition
9 p.m.—Senor Sagasta denies the
rumor that Marshal Martinez Campo
will replace Lieut. Gen. Daban as
captain general of Madrid.
An impressive mass was held this
morning in the Church of Joseph for
the repose of the souls of those slain
at Cavite. The church was filled
with sailors in untform.
Martial Law Proclaimed
LONDON, May 10.—The Madrid
correspondent of the Daily Mail says:
Martial law has been prodamed in Se
ville and Saragosa and will be gradu
ally extended throughout the country.
The most significant, fact of the pres
ent moment is that the military party
is beginning to use its undoubted
Gen. La Chambre, who has lately
returned from the Philippines, con
vened on Sunday a meeting of the
military members of the cortes, at
which it was resolved to accentuate
their solidarity on all questions directly
connected with the army, such action
t;k to be wholly irrespective of politics.
At future meetings they will invite
the co-operation of naval members of
The Crisis Is at Hand
The First Steps Taken
NOW FOR A TOUCH OF HICH LIFE ON THE ATLANTIC
FORCES BOTH BY LAND AND SEA
FULLY PREPARED TO MEET AND DEFEAT THE
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Plans for the Cuban Campaign Allow Thirty Days From This Date for the Capture
of Havana—Commodore Schley Ready to Smash the Spanish
Squadron When He Finds It
4* . WASHINGTON, May 9—(Special to The Herald.) The American army will flght in eon
-4* junction with the insurgent forces, General Miles to take command of both the American and Cv- * »
4» ban armies and General Gomez to ulreollou of both his own commands. The reports received « •
4, from Gomes during the last forty-eight hours show that gallant old insurrectionist ready and full of < ,
4» fight, but anxious for food and ammunition. During the last two weeks he has sturdily marched from «, .
the interior to the place where the Americans will land, and will be on hand when the first detachment 0 .
f touches its boats on the Cuban shore. The war department has hired twenty-two transports from the • •
Clyde, Cuba mail, Mallory and Wood lines. Military experts here expect that Havana will be taken « «
from the Spanish four weeks from today. After the base of supplies at Mortal or some adjacent point & »
«2» has been established with land and sea forces, a cordon of troop's will be thrown around Havana. The cj *
«3» starving Cubans will be fed every step of the advance. Ample notice will be given to the aged, the wo- v a
X men and the children, and they will be given safe conduct to a place of safety. The field artillery ».
4, will be planted on every available spot in the rear of Havana, and General Blanco's surrender will a «
c-L be demanded. A general engagement Is regarded as Improbable, owing to the topography, of the covin- c ,
6 Ji try. Several hot skirmishes are inevitable, but Blanco, it is believed, is unable to receive reinforce- «j •
cjL ments from the sea and powerless to withdraw from the city or obtain supplies from the interior, and «
alt will surrender after a short siege. A force of ten thousand men will be landed in the rear of San Diego «j „
«f. de Cuba, and in conjunction with Gen. Callxto, Garcia will press upon Santiago in the same manner , 1
JL that the American army and Gomez press upon Havana. c i ,
JL THE WORK OF THE FLYING SQUADRON X
OLD POINT COMFORT, May B—(Special to The Herald.) The flying squadron is again com- tj ,
4, plete. The New Orleans, which takes the place of the Columbia, arrived in Hampton Roads at ten ej «
JL oclock this morning, saluted the flagship and passed by, dropping anchor just abaft the Texas. The » .
tj* squadron is, therefore, ready for service. With his squadron thus in full strength, Commodore Schley c , .
4» is awaiting the word to sail. As soon as the department is apprised of the exact location of the Span- a •
e&, ish fleet, and knows that it is nt headed for a North Atlantic port, Commodore Schley's squadron wfil cj L
4» be dispatched to Porto Rlcan waters to aid Sampson, or to the Canary islands to establish a base of t
JL supplies, in order that Spain may be attacked in her own waters. The squadron will proceed to sea '* *
X In the following line of battle: Flagship Brooklyn, scout boat Scorpion, battleship Massachusetts, *
JL cruiser If inneapolis, cruiser New Orleans and battleship Texas. c ,
PRESENT FIELD OF SAMPSON'S SQUADRON'S OPERATIONS
LOS ANGELES, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY to, 1898
CALIFORNIA'S FULL QUOTA
Has Already Been Concentrated
at San Francisco
TODAY'S MUSTERINC-IN CEREMONIES
Will Sec (Mfornia's Present Duty Fully
The Men From the South Given Full Meed of Praise for
Their Soldierly Bearing and
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS SPECIAL WIRE. - —' ——
San Francisco, May 9. —The whole quota of California volunteers
is now in San Francisco. Two battalions of infantry and one battery of
artillery arrived from the interior this morning, making up the complement
of troops to be mobilized with the regular army at the Presidio for service
at the Philippines. These troops will be examined today by the medical
board, consisting of Maj. W. P. McCarthy, Dr. T. A. Rottanzi, Dr. P. J. H.
Farrell of San Francisco, Dr. Robely, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Rogers from the
south. Tomorrow they will be mustered into the United States service and
the California volunteers will be complete.
T. T. C. Walker arrived here from Stockton at 6 oclock this morning
with five companies of the Sixth Infantry, N. G. C, under the command of
Lieut.-Col. W. R. Johnson of Stockton.
Companies A, C, E and H marched straight to California hall, at 620
Bush street, where they were served with a breakfast which they unani
mously declared to be very good and appetizing. They spent the morning
lounging about the streets and offering a spectacle to the passers-by. One
of them in fatigue went to sleep on the flagstones, others set up a yell every
now and then to make their presence more emphatic. The men from the
interior are physical specimens of which California may well be proud.
Many of their officers are distinguished in appearance, with handsome faces
full of bravery and keenness.
The battalion had an opportunity to rest this morning while waiting for
their examination this afternoon. They do not expect to be mustered in
before tomorrow at the earliest.
Company B went to the armory on Page and Gough streets to join
Companies G and O and Company E of the Second regiment, which
arrived last night.
Battery D of the artillery from Los Angeles arrived at 8:30 this morn
ing and marched at once to the armory on Tenth and Market streets to
join the other three batteries of the heavy artillery battalion of volunteers.
The officers of this battery, which have been recommended for appoint
ment, are: Captain, Henry Steere; first lieutenant, George L. McKeeby,
and second lieutenant, A. E. McKenzie.
Batteries A, B and C had their medical examination yesterday and
were mustered into the service of the United States by Captain Carrington
at the Market and Tenth street armory this morning.
' These three batteries, to be reinforced tomorrow by battery D, which
had its medical examination this morning and will be sworn in tomorrow
morning, expect to be quartered at the Fontana Warehouse tonight. They
will remain there until they "get their uniforms and equipments. Then they
wilt go immediately to Fort Point to work with the heavy artillery con
centrated there under Col. M. P. Miller, Third Artillery, U. S. A. The
volunteer battalion will number about 800 men.
The Old Seventh
The Seventh, when mustered in, will be known either as the Seventh
or Fiftieth California United States volunteer infantry. The muster occurred
at 1 oclock today.
The following have been recommended by General Last and will com
prise the regiment's roster of officers:
Colonel, John R. Berry.
Lieutenant colonel, W. G. Schreiber.
Majors. F. C Prescott, D. R. Weller, W. O. Welch.
Surgeons, J. J. Choate, W. W. Robles.
Adjutant, H. D. Alfonso.
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Battalion adjutants, H. E. Hlgby,
J. D. Fredericks, Samuel Crawford.
Chaplain, A. S. Clarke.
Quartermaster, Charles B. Fenner.
Company officers: Company A—
Gaptain R. Wankowski; first lieuten
ant, H. A. Bates; second lieutenant,
A. W. Bradbury.
Company B—Captain, R. V. Dodge;
first lieutenant, J. C. Meilke; second
lieutenant, G. T. Lemon.
Company C—Captain, S. R. Lang
worthy; first lieutenant, T. Cole; sec
ond lieutenant, J. A. Holden.
Company D—Captain, H. T. Mat
thews; first lieutenant, J. A. Easton;
second lieutenant, W. W. Midgley.
Company E—Captain, C H. Fer
nald; first lieutenant, O. Kenney; sec
ond lieutenant, McKinney.
Company F—Captain, F. L. Rey
nolds; first lieutenant, L. S. Chappa
ler; second lieutenant, J. A. Winans.
Company G—Captain, G. S. Hig
gins; first lieutenant, G. M. Small
wood; second lieutenant, Louis - Pal
Company H—Captain, A. W.
Browne; first lieutenant, J. W. Ham
monds; second lieutenant, J. R. Daley.
Company I—Captain, W. L. Lip
pincott; first lieutenant, E. E. Spell
man; second lieutenant, Thayer.
Company X — Captain, O. P.
Sloat; first lieutenant, W. C Se
combe, second lieutenaut, A. F.
Company L—Capt.S.H.Finley; first