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leaded with munitions of war, has been
t»t nred by a Spanish cruiser. There Is
absolutely no confirmation of the report,
Which Is discredited.
▲ Spanish Canard
ST. THOMAS, D. W. 1., May 15.-The
United States auxiliary cruiser Yale, for
merly the American steamer Paris, Is at
this port awaiting orders from the navy
department at Washington. The Yale.:
upon receipt of orders from tho department
and Information concerning Spanish ves
sels being at Martinique, cleared from St.
Thomas at t> oclock and sailed west.
Sampson's Squadron
• CAPE HAYTIEN. Republic of •
• Hayti, May 15.—The United States •
• torpedo boat Porter and the store ship •
• Supply, which have been here, have •
• sailed to Join Admiral Sampson's •
• squadron passed Cape Haytien today. •
• It is uncertain whether it will turn •
• southward to meet the Spanish fleet •
• or go first to Key West. •
REFUGEES' STORIES
Hospitals Crowded and Food Seised for
Soldiers's Use
NEW YORK, May 15.—Among the Cuban
refugees on board the British steamship
Strathdee, which has arrived from Sagua,
Cabo, was a former surgeon ln the Spanish
army, of Cuban birth. The refugees left
Havana thirteen days ago. At that time
there were 20,000 Spanish soldiers and 40,000
volunteers In Havana. The fortifications
were being strengthened by additions of
■tone, rock, etc., and three cannon have
been mounted, which. It is claimed, have a
range of twelve miles. Fortifications have
been raised to repel land as well as sea at
tacks. All the hospitals and the asylums
as well are crowded with Spanish sick.
The food and the medicines left by the
Americans for the reconcentrados have
been seized by the Spanish. The English
consul has the keys of the storehouses, but
the soldiers broke the doors and seized
what they liked, generally respecting any
thing marked "Red Cross." The Mont
•errat landed at Cienfuegos 1000 men, sev
eral searchlights, much artillery and 500,
--pesetas in silver. It was not until the ref
ugees arrived here that they learned the
truth about Manila, as the Havana papers
bave published the engagement as a great
Spanish victory.
COMMENT CAUSED
By Chamberlain's Reference to a Pos
sible Alliance
LONDON, May 16.—The speech of Mr.
Joseph Chamberlain, secretary of state for
the colonies, at Birmingham on Friday
night has provoked an unusual amount of
comment in every European capital, many
papers regarding it as an unstatesman
llke display of the country's weakness by
the admission that Great Britain Is una
ble to cope with Russia without the assist
ance ot an ally. Others think It means
dissension between Lord Salisbury and
Mr. Chamberlain, but the preponderating
opinion is that Mr. Chamberlain was used
to make an announcement which Lord
Salisbury as premier and foreign minister
could not make without Impropriety. The
Paris correspondent of the Times reports
the substance of an Interview with a for
mer French minister, whose name Is not
given, in which the French statesman
said It must not be forgotten that the
United States Ambassador White brought
from America proof that the United States
was ready to contract an alliance.
Supplies Shipped
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 15.—The rapid
moving of the troops caused Immense sup
plies to be shipped today from the govern
ment depot at Jeffersonvllle. Early in th-?
day orders were received for several hun
dred escort wagons to be sent to San Fran
cisco, to go from there to the Philippines.
With the wagons went large quantities of
miscellaneous supplies. Five thousand
blouses, shirts, etc., hundreds of mess pans,
pickaxes and camp utensils were sent to
Chickamauga and Tampa, to go from there
to Cuba.
INDEX
TO TELEGRAPHIC NEWS
Cruiser Prairie's target practice off
tha Massachusetts coast gives the peo
ple a scare.
Four big vessels of Schley's squad
ron stop at Charleston on their way
to Key West.
One more disaster such as that of
Manila Is certain to start the fires of
revolution In Spain.
Remenyi, the great violinist, drops
dead on the stage of the Orpheum
theater at San Francisco.
The Spanish spy system is very com
plete, and has already done much dam
age by revealing official plans.
Gen. Howard and Major Whipple,
soldier evangelists, already at work
among the boys i*-4shy at Tampa.
The sending of troops to the aid of
Dewey will probably result in another
call for volunteers, and that very soon.
The navy department somewhat con
cerned for the safety of the little ves
sels blockading the southern coast of
Cuba.
War excitement is not very strong
among Haytien nations, and still less
marked among the Cuban refugees on
the island.
Philippine Insurgents capture the
Pasig river and cut off land supplies
from Manila; Dewey needs troops, and
needs them badly.
Rear Admiral Irwin, retired, specu
lates on the result of the coming na
val engagement, If It happens, which
he Is Inclined to doubt.
Make-believe blockade runners at
Havana fall to draw United States
cruisers Into range of the big land bat
teries; the trick has been tried too
often.
+ The Gussle returns to Key West, not •
♦ having landed her cargo of arms for
+ the insurgents, who were evidently
4 unable to meet the vessel at the place
+ agreed on.
4 The Spaniards cut cables running to
4> South American ports, hoping to pre
-4 vent communication with the Oregon
<fr and her sister ships, now headed for
4 the point of greatest danger.
+ Food at Havana is reserved for the
4 uss of soldiers; most of the reconcen
-4 trados are dead and their bodies eaten
4> by vultures, now called "Weyler's
<t> chickens" ln Havana.
♦ Spain's cabinet resigns, and Sagas
♦ ta 1b entrusted with the work of form
-4 ing a new ministry; talk of an Anglo
-4 American alliance is very badly re
-4 celved by friends of the enemy.
4 Dewey cables from Cavite that an
4 early surrender of the Spanish is ex
-4 pected; boys In camp at the Presidio
4 waiting to be sent to Dewey's aid get
4 an early taste of the hardships of war.
4 The week In the senate will be given
4 to debate on the war revenue bill; Ke
-4 publicans will insist on permission for
J lssuing bonds; Hawaiian annexation
will come up In the house.
$ Troops mustered In assigned to the
various rendezvous to facilitate equlp
-4 sunt; men will be ordered to the front
4 ln accordance with availability forlm
-4 mediate transportation to the points
4 where forces may be needed.
4444444 444444444*4444
DEWEY'S MESSAGE
CONCERNING CONDITIONS AT
CAVITE
A SPANISH SURRENDER
CANNOT BE VERY MUCH LONGER
DELAYED
MANILA EATING HORSE FLESH
Boys In Camp at the Presidio Oet an
Early Taste of the Hard
ships of War
Associated Press Special Wire
CAVITE, May 13.—(Via Hong
Kong, May 15.) Maintaining strict
blockade. Reason to believe that the
rebels are hemming in the city by land
but have made no demonstration.
Scarcity of provisions in Manila.
Probable that the Spanish governor
will be obliged to surrender soon. Can
take Manila at any moment. Climate
hot and moist. On May IS captured
gunboat Callao attempting to run the
blockade. Have plenty ooal. One Brit
ish, one French, two German, one
Japanese vessel here observing.
DEWEY.
Dewey's Dispatches
• HONG KONG, May 15.—(Copyright, •
• 1898, Associated Press.) The United •
• States dispatch boat Hugh McCulloch •
• arrived here from Manila with dis- •
• patches for the United States gov- •
• ernment. She reports that the Span- •
• lsh gunboat Callao, from the Caroline •
• Islands, recently entered the port of •
• Manila, being Ignorant of the out- •
• break of hostilities between Spain and •
• the United States. An American war- •
• ship fired across her bows and sig- m
• naled her a demand for her surren- •
• der. The demand being disregarded, •
• the American ship fired direct at the •
• Spanish gunboat, and the latter sur- •
• rendered. •
• The populace at Manila is reduced to •
• eating horseflesh, and the prospect of •
• relief seems far distant. •
• The Hugh McCulloch also reports •
• that the Philippine Insurgents applied •
• to Rear Admiral Dewey for his ap- •
• proval of an attack by them upon the •
• city. The admiral, it appears, ap- •
• proved of the plan, provided no excess-*
• es were committed. The Insurgents •
• then pleaded that they had no arms •
• with the exception of machetes, to •
• which the admiral replied: •
• "Help yourselves at the Cavlte ar- •
• senal." •
• The city of Manila, however, has not •
• yet been attacked. About 5000 Spanish •
• troops are guarding the road leading •
• from Cavite to Manila. There is no •
• truth ln the reported massacre of a •
• number of Americans. There has been •
• recently a trifling Incident during po- •
• lice duty and nobody was hurt. •
A DREARY CAMP
Boys Bound for Manila Suffer the
Hardships of War
SAN FRANCISCO, May 15.—A1l night
long the rain, which commenced falling
yesterday afternoon, continued to drench
the 3000 men camped at the Presidio await
ing orders to proceed to Manila to relieve
Admiral Dewey. The Presid!6 Is a sea of
mud and the troops, most of whom are
lacking proper clothing to withstand the
cold and damp, are suffering greatly, but
the men do not complain. Although their
tents are surrounded by miniature lakes
and small rivulets of rainwater course
through the camps underneath cots and
shakedown beds, not a whimper is heard.
Last night was the most disagreeable ex
perienced by the men; fires would not burn
and the troops had to content themselves
with cold lunches and an occasional cup
of hot coffee which the good people of the
Red Cross society prepared for the shiver
ing soldiers. Although blankets in plenty
had been distributed during the day. little
sleep ( was obtainable owing to the incon
venience with which the men had to con
tend. The sentries suffered most of all.
All day yesterday and last night they
tramped steadily up and down their beats,
wet to the skin. Most of them lacked over
coats but one by one they were supplied
with this comfort by their more fortunate
comrades who could get under the shelter
of tents.
It Is expected that by tonight the men
will be made more comfortable. There has
been so much to do and so little time ln
which to do it that It has been impossible
for the officers to look after every detail,
and they were greatly handicapped owing
to their Inability to secure the articles
necessary for the comfort of the men, tiie
stock of local merchants being depleted
early ln the week.
The Charleston Is still at Mare Island,
und nothing definite can be learned re
garding the time of her departure or
whetber or not she will convoy one or
more of the troopships which have been
chartered to take supplies and men to Ad
miral Dewey. It has been given out at the
Presidio, unofficially, that tbe first shlp
LOS ANGELES HERALDt MONDAY MORNING, MAY tf, tm
load of men will leave tomorrow or Tues
day, but this ilHmposslble, unless the men
go almost totally unprepared for the du
ties they may be required to perform ln the
Philippines. They have not been supplied
with sufficient clothing, or their arms and
ammunition. The troops need shoes, over
coats, underclothing, rifles and ammuni
tion. It has been determined by the officers
to ask for Krag Jorgensen rifles, and If
these cannot be secured, 1884 model Spring
fields will be asked for. The quartermas
ter's department is unable to supply the
thirty days' rations necessary for the first
month's service, and these must be secured
before any of the troops can leave.
The City of Peking will doubtless be the
first vessel ordered to the Philippines, and
she Is not in condition to receive the
troops, but a large force of men Is at wo:k
on her and she can be prepared for the re
ception of the men at twenty-four hours'
notice. Orders have been received to get
the First regiment ready for departure,
but this cannot be done until the necessary
supplies have been received. Several small
steamers and schooners are engaged tn
transporting supplies from Mare island
to this city for loading on the Peking.
The steamers Australia, City of Sydney
and Ohio arc being gradually prepared for
service as transports, but it will take at
least a week or ten days before they are
ready for sea. It was given out this morn
ing that the steamer Conemaugh has] not
been chartered by the government as pre
viously stated.
Nearly 3000 troops from Minnesota, Colo
rado, Utah and Oregon will arrive here on
Wednesday and Friday next and will go
Into camp at the Presidio. The Thirteenth
Infantry regiment of Minnesota, compris
ing 1060 men and officers, will leave St. Paul
tomorrow and arrive here on Friday morn
ing.
One complete regiment from Colorado,
numbering over 1000 men, a battalion from
Utah, numbering several hundred men and
officers, and another special tralnload of
men from Oregon will arrive here on
Wednesday morning.
The transportation of troops and supplies
Is testing the carrying capacity of the
Southern Pacific company's lines to the
limit. There Is a shortage of passenger
cars In consequence.
The rain, which began yesterday, con
tinued last night and at Intervals toddy,
to the great discomfort of the regular sol
diers and volunteers encamped on the Pre
sidio reservation. The grounds were wot
and soggy, and the sloping hillside on which
the tents are pitched rendered It almost
Impossible to prevent rivulets of water
from flowing beneath the canvas. The men
have not yet been supplied with sufficient
bedding, and the lack of blankets was es
pecially noticeable last night.
However, no complaints were mnde.and,
as If ln anticipation of hardships they may
soon have to endure ln the Philippines, the
troops appeared to take a grim delight In
Ignoring the discomforts to which they
have unexepectedly been subjected. De
spite the unpleasant weather, the routine
of camp life, the daily drill and prepara
tions for departure were carried on as
usual. The army now being mobilized hero
1:! rapidly getting into condition for active
servlce.and the only complaint heard To
night on the tented field is the delay ex
perienced in preparing for sea the vessels
chartered for transportation to Manila, tt
is hoped by those in authority that the City
of Peking, carrying about 2000 men, and
the cruiser Charleston will be ready to
start for the orient within a day or two.
Welcome News
WASHINGTON. May 15.—The dispatches
from Hong Kong brought welcome news to
day from Admiral Dewey to the president,
and particularly to Secretary Long and the
naval officers who are watching the ad
miral's movements with so much interest.
While no apprehension existed as to his se
curity, nevertheless reassurance of safety
Is always pleasant. The telegrams Indi
cate that Dewey has lost none of the pres
tige gained ln his memorable light of two
weeks ago, and that, while he refrains
from taking the city of Manila, he has it
ipractically at his mercy. The admiral ex
presses the belief that the rebels are
hemming the city ln by land, but the fact
that he says explicitly that they have made
no demonstration seems to disprove thor
oughly the published reports that they
had already entered Manila and had begun
a career of bloodshed and rapine. The
best evidence of the effectiveness of the,
blockade maintained by the American ad
miral and also of the work of the Insur
gents ln surrounding the city ts shown In
the statement in the dispatches that pro
visions are scarce in the city of Manila,
which seems to Indicate to Admiral Dewey
an early surrender by the Spanish authori
ties. Another published report seems also
to be refuted by the admiral's advices, and
that is that the rebels have raided Cavlte,
where the Spanish naval station was lo
cated and where, presumably, large sup
plies of arms and ammunition were kept.
If the rebels have been supplying them
selves with arms it must have been with
the admiral's consent, as his dispatch is
originally dated from Cavite, Indicating
that he Is still ln possession. The greatest
satisfaction prevails here over the good
work being done and the effectiveness of
the blockade maintained by him. The dis
patch as given out by Secretary Long is as
appears above.
The officials are making nil possible haste
to rush troops to supplement Admiral
Dewey's force?, so that if the Spanish gov-
.ernor does surrender the former will not
be dependent upon the small number of
marines which he can ill spare from his
ships, but will have the assistance of sol
diers ln holding the position and maintain
ing order. It is confidently hoped here
that the City of Peking, chartered as a
transport vessel, will be able to clear from
San Francisco in a short time, to be fol
lowed ln rapid succession by the other
three Bhips engaged for a similar purpose.
The Peking can carry 1000 men, which, with
I the marines aboard the Charleston, which
is about to sail, will be of considerable ss-
sistance to the admiral, but far from the
number which he will need. The total
number of men to be sent will aggregate
probably 12,000, as Major General Wesley
Merrltt, who is to command the expedi
tion, subsequently to be made military
governor, regards that as the least num
ber which can maintain order ln a city like
Manila, made up of many discordant ele
ments. Over ten regiments of Infantry and
four batteries of artillery from the volun
teers have been ordered to concentrate
TROOPS FOR DEWEY
Will Render Necessary a Second Call for Volun
teers, and That Very Soon
♦ WASHINGTON, May 15.—(Special to The Herald.) A second call for vol- -f
■i> unteers will shortly be made by President McKinley, unless present lndlca- -f
-4- Hons are completely misleading. The matter was discussed at the White House >
+ tonight. Dewey's report from the Philippines and his urgent request for a ♦
•♦• large army of occupation had resulted In the determination to send 30,000 troops -f
♦ to Manila. President McKinley, In announcing to the war board his approval +
+ of the proposition, said: "The U.nited States will protect Its interests and will ♦
♦ send reinforcements to the necessary points, even if a second call for volun- +
♦teers la necessary. a
at San Francisco, and from these and the
regulars now ln the extreme west will be
taken the men for the Philippine expedi
tion. It Is expected that practically all the
volunteers will go.
A telegram has been received from Ad
miral Dewey thanking the president for his
promotion and complimenting his chief ol
staff and the comamnders of all the naval
vessels.
No Sign of Surrender
LONDON, May 16.—The Hong Kong cor
respondent of the Standard says:
After the Callao's crew landed they were
released on parole and the Callao was pa
raded In full view of Manila city, accom
panied by the United States cruiser Con
cord. When Mr. Williams, the American
consul, landed at Cavlte last week, he was
received with great enthusiasm and fol
lowed in the streets bly a crowd of 2000 peo
ple, shouting "Viva los Americanos."
There are no signs that Spanish authorities
in Manila were prepared to capitulate.
All the Spanish inhabitants and Iftany
British and German families have sought
safety in the suburbs, taking all their be
longings. In the business quarters the
buildings are covered with foreign flag?,
the British predominating, with a view of
protection should the insurgents capture
the city. There is much feeling against
the British residents, but fortunately, the
number of foreign men-of-war off Manila
is constantly Increasing and the position of
Europeans is becoming daily less preca
rious. Agulnaldo, the former insurgent
leader, Is now ln Hong Kong, actively ne
gotiating, I understand, with President
McKinley. I have reason to believe that he
is seeking to arrange for the future govern
ment of the Philippines by a native admin
istration under the protectorate of the
United States.
At present there Is a deal of dissension
among the rebel factions, some of which
are negotiating with the Americans and
others with the Spaniards. Whether
Agulnaldo possesses enough Influence to
reconcile these differences and to Induce
the Insurgents to pursue a common policy
Is questionable. Admiral Dewey Is well
advised ln waiting for reinforcements.
since the fall of Manila would produce
anarchy throughout the islands. The Eng
lish here advocate a joint Anglo-American
administration. It Is asserted here that
Admiral Dewey has recoaled three British
warships.
The Reform Scheme
LONDON, May 15.—Tho Madrid corre
spondent of the Standard says the govern
ment has wired Capt. Gen. August! at Ma
nila authorizing him to grant such reforms
in the Philippines as are compatible with
the national sovereignty.
The Berlin correspondent of the Standard
says:
It Ib rumored that the Philippines will
form the nucleus of a republic under Amer
ican protection, to be gradually increased
by the addition of other Pacific islands.
The Madge-burger Zeitung announces
that the United States has given the Ger
man steamer Geir permission to run tlie
blockade at Havana. It is alleged hero
that the ambassadors at Madrid offered ro
mediate if they received the Spanish man
date and that Senor Sagastl replied that
Spain was willing to have peace, provided
the Cubans were allowed to choose their
own government.
A Spanish Victory
♦ ST. THOMAS, Danish West Indies, -f
•f May 15.—The British steamer Twick- >
♦ ingham, from Scotland with a cargo of ♦
♦ coal for Porto Rico, has called here for ♦
+ orders. The captain general of Porto ♦
■♦• Rico telegraphed the Spanish consul +
♦ here, saying: "Eleven American war- ♦
+ ships have bombarded the forts of the -f
■t- town. A heroic defense was made. +
+ The soldiers are prepared to flght to +
■V the death. The Americans retreated. >
♦ Several of their shlpß were damaged +
+ and one was towed away. It was a ♦
+ Spanish victory." •♦•
CONFESSES KILLING
But Claims It Was Done in Self-
Defense
SAN FRANCISCO, May 15.—A young
Portuguese dairyman, Manuel Garcia
Barbe, employed at Silva's ranch ln San
Mateo county, was arrested today for mur
der. Early in April Marriana Canadas, an
Inyo county stockman, was murdered on
his sheep ranch near Olancha. Frank.
Johnson, a herder in his employ, wa»«c
cused by the coroner's jury of the crime.
Johnson disappeared. Sheriff Given of
Inyo and others today Identified Barbe as
the man who went by the name of Johnson
while In Inyo county. Canadas was well
known throughout Inyo and Mono coun
ties. Johnson had been employed by Cana
das for a short time as a herder. Canadas'
body was found in an Isolated part of the
sheep range near Olancha. Loosened
rocks, heavy footprints and five deep knife
wounds in the body told the tule of a fright
ful duel to the death. From the evidence
at the Inquest Johnson was accused of the
murder and a search was made for him.
ft was learned that he had sold a band of
sheep to Naylor & Robinson of Independ
ence for $104. These belonged to Canadas.
He was traced to Lone Pine and from there
to this city. Barba admitted his identity
tonight and made a statement to the police
in which he confessed to the killing of Ca
nadas, but claimed to have acted in self
defense. He will be taken to Independence,
Inyo county, tomorrow for trial.
Died of His Wounds
KEY WEST, May 15.-11:08 p. m.—Ernest
Suztenach, one of the American seamen
wounded at Cienfuegos last Thursday,
died at the Marine hospital here last even
ing and was burled today. He was a first
class seaman and belonged to the United
States cruiser Marblehead. He was shot
through the left leg ln a boat while as
sisting in cutting the cable off Cienfuegos.
Ho died after his limb had been amputated.
Deceased formerly lived In Brooklyn.
Burned Biscuits
BALTIMORE, Md.. May 15.—The plant
of the Baltimore Biscuit company wan
damaged to the extent of MO.OOO by fire to
night. Throe hundred men had worked all
day on "rush" orders for the government,
and this stock, as well as a large quantity
of flour, was consumed, and the machinery
was practically ruined.
Latest styles wall paper at A. A. Eck
strom's. 324 South Spring street.
SPAIN'S CABINET
HAS LAID DOWN THE LOAD IT
COULDN'T CARRY
SAGASTA NOW AT WORK
IN THE ATTEMPT TO FORM A NEW
MINISTRY
IS NOT A MOVE TOWARD PEACE
Whatever Cabinet Changes May Be
Made the War Will be Vig
orously Prosecuted
Associated Press Special Wlra
MADRID (via Paris), May 15.—The mem
bers of the Spanish cabinet have resigned.
Senor Sagasta will tonight communicate
the situation to the queen regent, who will
Intrust him with the task of forming a
new ministry.
The Spanish cabinet which has just re
signed was composed as follows:
President of the council—Senor Sagasta.
Minister of foreign affairs—Senor Gullon.
Minister of justice—Senor Groizard.
Minister of finance—Senor Pulgecerver.
Minister of the Interior—Senor Capdepon.
Minister of war—General Correa.
Minister of marine—Admiral Bermejo.
Minister of agriculture and commerce
and of public works—Count Xlquena.
Minister of the colonies—Senor Morot.
The Liberal cabinet under Senor Sagasta
was formed shortly after the assassination
of Senor Canovas Castillo, who was as
sassinated August 8,1897, by an Italian an
archist named Golll. General Azcarroga,
then minister of war, was first appointed
president of the council, and for a time the
cabinet remained unchanged. But on Sep
tember 20th it resigned and Senor Sagasta
assumed office October 4th, confronted by
the troubles In Cuba and In the Philippine
islands. One of the first steps taken by
Senor Sagasta was to recall General Wey
ler, then captain general of Cuba, who was
succeeded by General Blanco. The situa
tion did not Improve and Spain was courte
ously but firmly warned that the United
States could not much longer maintain
neutrality ln the face of the terrible situ
ation of affairs In Cuba and the damages
which American interests were suffering
therefrom. Spain, however, refused to re
gard the situation from a humanitarian
and business-like standpoint, and diplo
matic relations with the United States were
broken off April 21st last. Even then there
were rumors of trouble ln the Spanish cab
inet, and after the brilliant victory of the
United States fleet under Commodore
Dewey on May Ist the situation became
more and more strained. The minister of
marine, Admiral Bermejo; the minister of
war, General Correa, and especially the
minister for the colonies, were repeatedly
attacked in parliament and out of It, and
rumors of resignations to be ten
dered have been circulating for the
past week or two. The difficulty, It ap
pears, IB to find men who are willing to as
sume office under the conditions which
now prevail ln Spain. An empty treasury,
Internal disorders and the loss of the Phil
ippine islands, Cuba and PorWßlco are not
the only problems confronting Spanish
ministers, and it Is not astonishing that
under the circumstances a military dicta
torship, possibly under Marshal Martinez
de Campos, has been discussed.
It Is officially denied that the cabinet
changes are connected with a peace move
ment. On the contrary, it Is declared that
Premier Sagasta's ministry, when the new
cabinet is formed, will continue to prose
cute the war with the full resources of
the country.
Not a Peace Cabinet
-LONDON, May 15.—A dispatch to the
Times from Madrid which will be pub
lished tomorrow confirms the official de
nial at the Spanish capital that the cab
inet changes are connected with a peace
movement. The Times correspondent
says: The conclusion to be drawn from the
reorganization that they are seeking n
peaceable solution of the question has for
the moment been abandoned and the war
will be vigorously prosecuted.
ALLIANCE TALK
Finds No Favor Among Our Spanish
Friends
MADRID, May 15.—Noon.—(Copyrighted,
1898, by the Associated Press.) Spain is not
pleased with the utterances on the subject
of the possibilities of an alliance between
the United States and Great Britain. The
Spanish ambassador at London, Count
Rascon, telegraphed an extract of the re
cent speech of Joseph Chamberlain, the
British secretary of state for the colonies,
at Birmingham on Friday evening last,
to Senor Gullon, the minister for foreign
affairs, who immediately conferred on the
subject with the premier, Senor Sagasta,
with the result that the latter requested
the minister for foreign affairs to obtain a
more detailed account of Mr. Chamber
lain's remarks. Consequently the foreign
minister cabled to Count Rascon for a
fuller report of the speech. This, It Is un
derstood, has been received, and the Span
ish ministers were to discuss It at their
meeting today. Spain, It Is said on good
authority, will draw the attention of the
powers to tho transcendency of the sug-
gested Anglo-American alliance with re
spect to European Interests.
The Spanish newspapers and politicians
of all classes discuss Mr. Chamberlain's
speech most angrily. They consider It to
be the sequel to the marquis of Salisbury's
warning to Spain, whose dominions, It
seems, are to be absorbed by strong ene
mies.
The Liberal, referring to the suggested
Anglo-American alliance, says: "If any
alliance, defensive and offensive, Is signed,
the same day the general conflagration will
burst out, which has been so long sup
pressed by the powers. ' An Anglo-Amerl-
can union will be faced by Russia and Ger
many, with their allies, and our western
and eastern possessions now on Are will
be an insignificant episode compared with
the conflagration in India, South Africa
and China. If the Anglo-American alli
ance succeeds, Europe, which has hereto
fore been Indifferent to our case, will take
our part, not to favor us, but to defend her
own preponderance ln the world."
The Imparclal contrasts the speech of
Mr. Chamberlain with the reported action
of the crew of the French cruiser Admiral
Rlgault de Genoullly, In cheering for Spain
after the bombardment of San Juan de
Porto Rico, which was witnessed by that
vessel, as being indicative of a coming
~ AMUSEMENTS
|©s Angeles Theater kSw^TVSEU
Jjhe {Romanes of Cait'fia A pageant"of California.
For the Benefit of The Christian Hospital Anoela- > TONIGHT. Tuesday and Wednesday,
Hon and the Sanitary and Cuban Relief Work of the >on tje 17 Aff 7:44 Zt *
rtrst Brigade, N. G. C S "'fay tO, Jf ana ' a shaw.
Reserved seats, |1, 75c, (We. Boxes and lor es. |6.
Angeles Theater \\^°^^::^ wt -
Three Night, and Saturday Matlnes /.„ TJhursday, 9/fay J9
.... THE RECORD BREAKER BEST COMEDY ....
Jtovi's *T 7? Cj rROU HOYT'S
zStL * j <st Oexas oteer theater, new yore
Katto Putnam, Maurice Freeman, Will H. Bray, the Bison City Quartette, and an all •tar com
pany, i-ealsoniale today, Monday. May IS, at 9am. Popular prion. 280. 50e. 750. tl. Tel. M»ln7o
At***. —\ Los Angeles Society Vaudeville Theater.
lfiwiSi SttA mttlm. week beginning .. .
Monday, ty a y /6
' Reno and Richards, premier grotesque and tumb
ling wonders. Smith O' Brien, the clever monologue and singing comedian. The Bright Jewel
—the talented LIZZIK It. RAYMOND, America's favorite singing comedienne. colbyand
Way, lull-dress entertainers Tooy Wilson and Clown, the challenge set of the world. Tre
mendous hit re ensaied—positively last week of Al. Leech and the Three Roiebunda. Robetta
and Doretto, fun ln a Chinese laundry. Fisn and Qulgg, eccentric pair.
Performance commences at 8:15 sharp. PRICES NEVER CHANGING — Evening,
reserved seats 25c and 50c; gallery, 10c. Regular matinees Wednesday, Saturday and
Sunday. Telephone Main 1447. War bulletins read from the stage.
Burbank Theater ,OHH 0 M »MA t iS'ffli
The Strongest Stock Company on the Coast, Presenting Only the Beat of Plays.
TTt ra i <7~, . f* presenting all this week, with Saturday Matinee,
One Xfe/aseo-Oha/f OtOCK Lo. Mr. Nat. C. Goodwin's Farcical Comedy,
A Metropolitan Success. Vat/** Ctd •
Elaborately Staged //Ominee
Appropriately Costumed. ~ f
EVENING PRICES—ISc, 25c tic. 3Sc MATINEE-lOe. Me.
£|mpson Auditorium bktwe^n e bkvknth and mgth.
Mr. J. T. Fitzgerald has the honor to present the distinguished
Jfneisel String Quartette
In Two Chamber Concerts,
On tho Cveninys ofTtfay 23 and 24
This Organization is composed of the four princical soloists of the BOSTON SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA, and are absolutely unequaled either in Europe or America.
PRICES OF SEATS—Main Floor and First Row of Balcony, J2.00. Remainder of Bal
cony, $1.50. Top Balcony, $1.00. Resemble at Fitzgerald Music and Piano Co.,
commencing Tuesday, May 17.
Qallfornla Limited ] """"Il
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Leaves Los Angeles 8:00 a.m. Tuesday and Friday Won't
Leaves Pasadena 8:25 a.m. Tuesday and Friday
Arrive Kansas City 6:10 p.m. Thursday and Sunday 90/*, ft
Arrive St. Louis 700 a.m. Friday and Monday "f"
Arrive Chicago 9:43 a.m. Friday and Monday mMmmmmmmMm ,
This great train, with Its famous dining-car service. Is run for passengers with flrst-olass
tickets only, but no ohargo beyond the regular ticket and sleeping-car rate is made. Dining
ears serve breakfast leaving Los Angeles. Vestlbulad and electrlo lighted. All the luxuries of
modern travel.
Magic Island—Santa Catallna
Fishing season now open. Hotel Metropole never closes. Island Villa open July 1.
America's greatest field for health and pleasure. Wild goat shooting. The phenomenal
stage ride, etc., etc. Round trip daily. Sunday excursions allow passengers three hours
on the island. See railroad timetables. Full information and illustrated pamphlet from
■ BANNING COMPANY, 222 S. Spring St., Los Angeles.
lyilshlre Ostrich Farm—Twelfth and Grand Aye.
J.j «>, j a?. jIN THEIR BREEDING PENS. Exhibition of Ostrich
oo tne OtantS Feather Capes, Boas. Tips, etc. Goods made to order
and sold at first cost. Patronize home Industry and save money at same time
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We Make a Specialty of FRESH CAHUfcNGA VEGETABLES.
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great war in Europe against the Anglo-
Saxons. Continuing, the Imparcial points
out that "as Spain, single-handed, makes
headway against the United States, she
' would prove a valuable factor In the com
bination against the Anglo-Saxons."
Canary Defenses
SOUTHAMPTON, May 15.—The British
steamer Gault, from Table bay on April
23d for this port, via Tenerlffe, Canary Isl
ands, arrived here today. She left Tene
rlffe on May 9th, and on that day martial
law was declared on the Island. Capt.
O'Donoghue, one of the passengers on
board, who Is on his way to join the United
States army, said there were several thou
sand troops at Tenerlffe, of which number
1000 are artillerymen. He adds that 800
engineers and 6000 men are working day
and night throwing up breastworks and
bastions to double the strength of the for
tifications at all vulnerable points. T.'.e
captain says It would require a strong fleet
to take the island. He believes the waters
of the harbor are not mined, and says the
Spanish soldiers are of excellent physique
and as fine a body of men as he has ever
seen. A 1200-ton vessel, loaded with am
munition had Just discharged her cargo as
the Oault sailed. There were no signs of
Spanish warships at Tenerlffe.
Not Important
WASHINGTON, May 15.—News of the
resignation of the Spanish minister created
no surprise ln official circles in Washing
ton tonight. For several days it has been
rumored that the disagreements among
members of the Madrid cabinet were likely
to result ln open rupture. Indeed, It Was
seml-offlclally announced that the resigna
tion of ministers had been tendered. Be
yond the fact that the resignation of the
ministry now officially announced indi
cates a feeling of unrest and dissatisfaction
In Spain, no serious importance Is attached
to it by those ln close touch with the ad
ministration. The change in ministry Is
not regarded as of great Importance to this
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MADRID, May 15, 11:10 p. m.—lt Is now
believed that only Admiral Bermejo, min
ister of marine, and Count Xlquena, minis
ter of public works, will quit the cabinet.
ARMS AND MEN
Almost Beady for the Trip to tha
Orient
SAN FRANCISCO, May 15.—1t is now be
lieved that the First regiment of volunteers
will lead the troops going to Manila. To
day there arrived for It 200,000 rounds of
cartridges and 1200 new Springfield rifles
from the Benlcia arsenal. Tomorrow 200,
--000 more cartridges will arrive. The Sev
enth regiment Is scheduled to move ln from
two to four days later than the First,
though nothing positive Is known as to its
time of departure.
The lighthouse tender Unadllla today
commenced what looked like the beginning
cf the dismantling of the training ship Mo
hican. She unshipped and carried to Mara
island the four rapid-fire six-pounders,
which will be placed on the fighting tops of
the Charleston, which will probably sail
today for the Philippines. The Pinole waa
also taken alongside the training ship, and
on to her deck was loaded all that remained
of the modern portion of the Mohican's bat
tery. This was taken to the Pacific Mall
dock and will be placed In position on tha
City of Peking.
Italian Disorder
LONDON, May 16.—According to dls«
patches from various parts of Italy, Rome,
Milan and the other large towns continue
quiet, but It Is understood that the state nf
siege will be maintained until parliament
has adopted the necessary repressive meas
ures.

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