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l Ultimatum t Is In Woodfords Hands and It Will Be
i S Presented to Sagasta This Morning
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Meantime the Spanish Government Taking Umbrage May
Hand Minister Woodford His Passports
A Day Big With Events In Washington Every Moment Exceeding the
First In Historical InterestPolos PassportsText of Ultimatum to
Be Given Out TodayFederal Government Decides Not to Engage In
PrivateeringDoctrine Laid Down to Meet Foreign Inquiries
Washington April 20This was a
day of events in the history of the Cu
ban question The signing by the
president of the joint resolution re
quiring intervention in Cuba the no
tification of that action to the Spanish
minister here his demand for pass
ports the departments prompt reply
to that demand the departure of the
Spanish minister and the transmission
of our ultimatum that Spain must
evacuate Cuba and must make answer
by Saturday through Minister Wood
ford followed in quick succession The
next step s Spains answer if she is to
make any and the movement of the
United States army and navy on Cuba
Early in the morning the execution
of the programme for today began with
a conference between Assistant Secre
tary Day exSecretary Foster and Sec
ond Assistant Secretary Adee in which
the wishes of the president and cabinet
a5 to the ultimatum were reduced to
diplomatic form The other events
f succeeded each other with rapidity
The ultimatum was sent to the Spanish
minister by Judge Days personal mes
senger Edward Savoy one of the
trusted employees the state depart
ment who was appointed to his place J j
in 1869 by Hamilton Fish i i i
9 r PiASSPORTS i i I
The messenger was not kept waiting I I
long at the legation but in the course
of an hour had returned to the state
department with the ministers appli I I
cation for his passports It was not
until 330 oclock this afternoon that
Savoy made his second trip carrying II I
with him thc desired paper This was
a passport for the minister his family
and suite It was not in the usual I I I
form but was what is known as a I I
special passport In general terms it j i
Is similar to that presented to Lord
Sackville West when that unfortunate
minister was obliged to retire In this
case it reads as follows
United States of America
Department of State
To All Whom These Presents Shall
Come Greeting
Know ye that the bearer hereof
Don Luis Polo y Bernabe envoy extra
ordinary and minister plenipotentiary
of Spain to the United States accom
panied by his family and suite is about
to travel abroad
These are therefore to request all
officers of the United States or to any
state thereof to permit him to pass
freely without let or molestation and
to extend to him all friendly aid and
protection in case of need I
In testimony whereof I John Sher
man secretary of state of the United
States of America have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the
secretary of state to be affixed at
Washington this 20th day of April A
D 1S98 and of the independence of the
United States of America the 122nd
At first there was some expectation
at the state department that a response
from Minister Woodford might be ex
e pected today Later on however af
I ter judge Day had calculated the length
> i time that would be consumed in the
cabling of the ultimatum to Minister
Woodford its translation into cipher
and retranslation he became convinced
that it would be practically impossi
ble owing td the difference in time be
tween Washington and Madrid 4o re
ceive any response today Therefore
the following statement was posted at
the department
ThedLext of the ultimatum to Spain
will beglven out by Mr Porter secre
tary to the president at the White
House some time tomorrow probably
The next move must now be made by
Spain according to the department
officials If the Spanish government
takes a view as might possibly be con
cluded from the action of its minister
htre today that In language and terms
the congressional resolution is insult
Ing it may promptly hand Mr Wood
ford his passports upon receipt of this
communication and thus bring the ne
gotiations to the crisis and cause a
breach of diplomatic relations within
the next 24 hours If on the other
hand it should neglect to return a sat
isfactory answer before Saturday noon
that line of policy will be quite as ef
fective as a positive act inasmuch as
itwould amount to refusal of demands
of the United States In such case the
president would proceed immediately to
use the naval and military forces of
the United States to execute the will
of congress How this will be done
what steps shell first be taken whether
Havana shall be blockaded or whether
an attempt shall be made to make a
speedy campaign by hurling a large
force of troops to Havana under covdr
ofa bombardment by a fleet are all
matters of mere speculation The ex i
perts of the army and navy have laid
their plans with the greatest detail for
the future but they do not hesitate to
ft say that any attempt to make these
public in advance to the manifest ad
f vantage of Spain will be actual trea
ΒΌ son
An outline of the policy to be fol
lowed by this government in the treat
ment of neutrals and the matter of
privateering is contained in the follow
ing statement
In the event cf hostilities between
the United States and Spain It will be
the policy of this government not to
I I resort privateering The government
j will adhere to the following rules
j j I Eirst Neutral flag covers enemys
I goods with the exception of contra
band of war second neutral goods not
I contraband of war are not liable to
confiscation under enemys flag third
I blockades in order to be binding must
be effective
I This doctrine Is undoubtedly laid
down to meet the various inquiries re
ceived by the diplomatic representa
tives of the United States from foreign
governments as to the attitude as
sumed by the United States It is sub
stantially in line with the rules prac
I ticed in the recent ChineseJapanese
I war and places the United States in a
most advanced position so far as the
protection of individual property and
neutral goods at sea is concerned By
j it Spanish goods are made free from
j seizure on the seas in the bottoms of a
I neutral power This decision on the
I part of our government will doubtless
be welcomed in Europe
I Word came to the navy department
today that the Spanish cruisers Pelayo I
I Vizcaya and Oquenda are all at pres
ent at Capede Verde islands in com
pany with the torpedo boat flotilla It
is realized that this constitutes a most
formidable naval force in the opin
ion Ofi xperts equal to our crack fly
ing squadron now lying l in Hampton
The department is a good deal dis
turbed about the torpedo boat Somers
now lying at Falmouth Eng and is
casting about for means to bring her
to the United States with safety so
far without success
No purchases of ships were made
during the day but offerings continue
in undiminished numbers
Nearly all of the time of Secretary
Alger General Miles and Adjutant
I General Corbin today was consumed in
j I the consideration of the best means to
1 secure the volunteers needed for the
army but this complicated question
has not yet been settled An order
sent to the Twentyfifth infantry at
Crickamauga to proceed to Mobile
early in the day was cancelled later
on Captain Duvall the artillery expert
and special aide to Secretary Alger
who has been making an investigation
I of the southern seacoast defenses re
turned to Washington today and re
ported the results of his trip to Adjut
I ant General Corbin For prudential
reasons the result cannot be made pub
The military enthusiasm has spread
to the capitol usually so undemon
strative and today the city was bril
liant with the stars and stripes Along
F street and other thoroughfares
I nearly every building flew a flag and
some of the larger business houses
i took on the appearance of an inaugura
tion day
Several of them were literally cov
ered with red white and blue bunting
In the residential portions of the city
many private houses raised the colors I
and the city generally had a holiday
Why McKinley Was Hostile to Cuban
Washington April 20It was learned
today from an administration source
just why the president was desirous of
avoiding express recognition of the Cu
ban republic Aside from the resolu
tions that have been set forth in the
j debates in congress mostly based on
I I i constitutional questions there were
two very Important practical consid
erations that affected the presidents
I mind The first was a purely military
consideration He was satisfied that
the United States army and naval
forces would operate in the event of
I the recognition of the Cuban indepen
dence at a great disadvantage In
I i stead of moving under a free rein the
i military forces would be obliged to treat
I with the officials of the Cuban republic
at every step as equals and allies and
he believed they would be very much
I hampered thereby in their operations
As it i Is in the event of war the army
of the United States will move under
the orders of the president and com
manding generals without regard to the
wishes of Cuban officers Another rea
son that affected him was the state
ment based on precedents that a con
I clusion of peace at the termination of
hostilities would be very much com
I plicated by the previous recognition on
the part of the United States of the
I Cuban republic and a treaty of peace
would it is said necessarily be drawn
I between Spain on the one hand and
Cuba on the other leaving the United
States who has borne the brunt of the
flght Hvithout a voice in the peace ar
Cuba May Be Speedily Reduced With
out Much Bloodshed
Washington April 20A communi
cation received at the war department
of the president of the Lone Star
Steamship company containing statis
tics of imports of meat and cattle Into
Continued on Page 2
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Demonstrations Over Their Departure
In Wyoming Colorado Idaho and
California Sixteenth Infantry
Special to The Herald
Lander Wyo April 20 Troops C
and I Ninth cavalry which have been
stationed at Fort Washakie for the
past three years yesterday received
marching orders and today under the
command of Major Forbush post com
mander passed through Lander en
route for Chattanooga Tenn
Quite a demonstration was made here
in their honor all the business houses
being draped in national colors A del
I egation headed by Mayor Dickinson
and the Lander cornet band met them
on the outskirts of town and amid the
I firing of anvils and to the strains of
national airs they marched into the
city The delecation which met the
troops carried a large banner upon
which were inscribed the words Re
member the Maine I
At sight of this off came the hats of I
the troopers and three mighty cheers I
went up that rent the air The troops
were halted in the city for an hour and
the freedom of the town granted them I
The officers were banaueed and the
troopers given all the beer they wanted
to drink gven po m they mounted and
were on the road expecting to make
12 miles more of the trip before camp
ing This leaves Fort Washakie but one I
command officer and 10 men I
Departure of the Eighth Infantry
Was Made a Gala Day
Cheyenne Wyo April 20Eight
companies of the Eighth infantry with
band and hospital corps numbering in
all 450 men left this city for New Or
leans at 12 oclock today on the Bur
I lington road
Lieutenant Gerhart and 16 men were
detailed to remain at Fqrt Russell and
Lieutenant Merchant and 25 men at
I Camp Pilot Butte Wyo until further
The train left In three sections
Never was the city so profusely and
I patriotically decorated The schools
I adjourned business houses closed and
the people turned out en masse
I The soldiers commanded by Colonel
Van Horn were metby a procession of
civic and military organizations and
I were escorted to the depot amid deaf
I ening cheers
Route of Travel Will Take Them
Through Salt Lake
Portland Ore April 20The O R
N company sent a train of 27 cars to
Spokane in which to transport the Six
teenth infantry to its station in the
south The main body of the reg4ment
consisting of 426 men and 1 officers
under Colonel Theaker will start from
Spokane tomorrow morning and pro I I
ceed by way of Huntington and Salt
At Nampa Ida one company from
Boise barracks consisting of 5S men
and four officers will join the regi
ment making a total of 484 men and 18
officers who will go south
Departure From California I
I San Francisco April 20The First
regiment United States infantry com
prising 500 men left here for New Or
leans over the Southern Pacific railroad
today The departure of the soldiers
resulted in a popular demonstration
such as has never before been equalled
here At least 100000 people assembled
along the line of march from the Pre I
sidio to the ferry and there was a
continuous roar of cheers as the sol I
diers marched along
Denvers Sendoff I
I Denver April 20No greater scene
of enthusiasm has ever been witnessed
in Denver than that which attended
I the departure of the famous Seventh
regiment infantry this afternoon
They arrived in the city from Fort
Logan at 2 oclock All the companies
of the Colorado National Guard in Den
ver were drawn up at the depot to
receive them
Troop of Nevada Cowboys
Carson Ncr April 20A troop of
cavalry for the use of the government
is being organized in this state I
will be composed of cowboys from the
Mason and Carson valleys and will be
well mounted and armed
Will Not Change Their Ports of Call
During the War
Liverpool April 20 Officers of the
Cunard Steamship company say that
there is no truth in the statement that
they have decided to change their
ports of call Their vessels will con
tinue to sail from here to New York
and Boston as heretofore At the office
of the White Star line it was also an
nounced that the steamers of that com
pany will continue their steamers to
New York i war breaks out between
the United States and Spain
Armistice Dont Go Here
Havana April 20Insurgents have
attacked laborers on the Santa Rita
sugar plantation In Madruga They
took clothing and made prisoners of
two of the workmen whom they after
ward set free The captives had been
wounded Another band of insurgents
shot men in the town of Las Villas and I
took away sweet potatoes and other
articles of food from the cultivation
zone They also took two teams of
oxen stripped two workmen of their
clothing and made one a prisoner
The garrisons in the Spanish forts
fired at the rebels
The insurgents also attacked Socra
town being driven away by the forts
About 700 Cubans are encamped at
Acea i
Senate Confirmations
Washington April 20The senate
today confirmed the following nomina
Register of Land Office Frank D
Hobbs at Salt Lake Utah George D
Greene at Helena Mont Edward
Brassey at Lewiston Mont
Receivers John Horsky at Helena
Mont Andrew J Edsall Bozeman
Mont Louis W Eldredge at Lewis
ton Mont
Gladstone Again Failing
Hawarden April 20The bulletin Is
sued today regarding the health of the
Right Hon William E Gladstone
WIlam Gadstone says
the condition of the patient Is not quite
so favorable as I has bEn recently
I Departure of Polo Is Tanta
mount to Such kct
Salutations at the Depot Iore
AgreeableThan Otherwise
Handed the Ultimatum I the Morn
ing and Immediately Demanded
His Passports Spanish Interests
In Charge of French and Austrian
Embassies Polo Takes Steamerat
Halifax Spoke Feelingly of His
i Departure
Washington April 20 The Spanish
minister accompanied byjsix members
of his staff left Washington at 730
oclock tonight andtheSpanish gov
I ernment thus terminated Its diplomatic
representation in the United stages
The minister and his party left by the
Pennsylvania road going northward
to Buffalo and Suspension Bridge and
thence to Toronto By 1040 tomorrow
morning the Spanish officials will be on
British soil They will stop for avday
or two on the Canadian side of Sus
pension Bridge and will then spend
some dars at Toronto From there
I they KO to Halifax to take an ocean
I steamer While the minister is on this
side of the border he has the protec
tion of the passports issued late this
afternoon by the state department at
his request following th delivery of
a copy of the presidents ultimatum to
The departure of the Spanish party
was made without noticeable demon
stration and although a considerable I
number of secret service officers and
I police were on duty at the depot there
was at no time any occasion for their
doing more than keeping back crowd II
of curious onlookers
At 6 oclock this evening Senor Polo
made a hurried call at the French em
bassy and the Austrian legation where
Spanish interests are left in charge I
and then joined his staff at the lega
tion and started for the train An ex
press wagon vas piled high with the
trunks of the large party
Just before the departure from the
legation t he Austrian minister Baron
Ilengelmuller and Baroness Hengel
muller dropped in for a last word and
several other members of the diplo
matic corps called to make their final
addresses This done the legation was
vacated and the party assembled at
the Pennsylvania depot As the min
ister entered the station he was recog
nized by the crowd which closed in
about him until cautioned by the offi
cers No word of indignity was spoken
and the salutations Of those in the
crowd were rather agreeable than oth
I erwise He smiled acknowledgment of
the attention given him and several
times touched his hat He wore a
brown tweed suit and a soft fejt trav
eling hat
Following him came Senor Pablo So
lar first secretary of the legation Se
nor Acauaroni second secretary Se
nores Pla and Almida attaches Cap
tain De la Casa military attache and
Lieutenant de Carantha naval at
tache Senors Dubosc and Galaraza
did not accompany the party as they
will remain until tomorrow in an un
official capacity At the train plat
form the minister was greeted by vis
count de SantoThyrso the Prtugnese
minister and Mr Calderon Carlisle a
acquaintance for the last 25 yes and
counsel for the legation
The party boarded the Pullman sleep
er Japan which had been taken entire
Secret service men remained at the
platform to prevent intrusion and half
a dozen police officers were grouped
outside At no time however were
their services required The minister
stood on the front platform and had a
few parting words with his friends
He spoke feelingly of his departure
saying the circumstances were most
painful to him One of his Intimates
ventured the suggestion that he would
he back soon again under much more
favorable circumstances but he shook I
his head and said he feared this could
not be the case He said his request
for his passport had been made only
after the enactment of a law which
attacked Spains sovereignty impugned
her honor and insulted her
The departure of the Spanish party
brought to a close a most eventful day
at the Spanish legation At 1120
oclock the minister received from the
state department a copy of the ulti
matum and immediately demanded his
I passports in the following letter
Legation de Espano
Washington D C April 20 1898
Mr Secretary The resolution
adopted by the congress of America
and approved today by the president
is of such a nature that my perma
nence in Washington becomes impossi
ble and oblige me to request of you
the delivery of my passports
The protection of the Spanish in
terests will be entrusted to the French
ambassador and to the AustroHunga
rian minister
On this occasion very painful to
me 1 have the honor to pnful you
the assurance of my highest consid
eration hihest
Hon John Sherman Secretary of
State of the United States of America
etc etc
etc etcREGRET I
The passports reached the minister
at 4 p m They were accompanied by
a letter from Secretary Sherman in
which the secretary expressed his re
gret that the minister had felt called
upon to take this step During the
afternoon the legation was in great
confusion as the actual moving of ar
chives and records progressed These
were carried to large vans and taken
to the Austrian legation Despite this
disorder of moving ambassadors min
isters and diplomatic secretaries kept
calling in a constant stream They had
been officially informed of the minis
ters purpose to depart as > s had writ
ten a note to each foreign representa
tive immediately after calling for his
passports The callers included repre
sentatives of nearly every foreign es
tablishment in Washington
The Spanish legation is now closed
An attendant remained there simply to
clear up the effects of hasty departure
r but the official existence of the legation
is terminated
I The Cuban colonial delegation also
terminated its relations at Washington
this afternoon It had come here by
appointment of the Cuban autonomic
cabinet for the main purpose of effect
Ing a reciprocity treaty t Senor An
gulo was at the head of the delegation
He left for New York at 4 p m and
his associates accompanied him Thus
both the representatives of Spain and
of Spanish rule in Cuba have termi i
nated their relations
Queens Speech Delivered In Antici
I pation of the Future
Madrid April 20The queen regent
I read the speech from the throne while
seated with the young King Alfonso on
I I her right and the premier Senor Sa
I gasta standing near the king Her
majestys words were Inaudible to all
but those in her immediate vicinity
The reading was greeted throughout
with cries of Viva Espano
The queen regents speech began
The Grave anxieties which saddened
my mind the last time I addressed you
have increased and are heightened by
public uneasiness conveying the pre
sentiment of fresh and greater complications
cations as a result of the turn which
events in Cuba have tatfen These com II
plications were brought about by a sec
tion of the people in the United States
which seeing that the autonomy pre
I viously offered in my message was
about to be put in force foresaw that
the free manifestation of the Cuban
people through Its chambers would
frustrate forever the schemes against
I Spanish sovereignty which have been
plotted by those who with resources
I and hopes sent from the neighboring
r coast have fettered the suppression of
the insurrection in that unhappy is
land Should the government of the
United States yield to this blind cur
rent menaces and insults which we
have hitherto been able to regard with
in for they were not an ex
pression of the sentiments of the true
American nation would become intol
erable provocations which would compel
my government in defense of the na
tional dignity to sever relations with
the government of the United States
I In this supreme crisis the sacred
voice of him who represents human
justice on earth was raised In counsels
of peace and prudence to which my
government had no difficulty in heark
ening strong in the consciousness of
its right and clam in the strict per
formance of its duties
Her majesty added Spains grati
tude is due to the pope and also to the
great powers whose action strengthens
my conviction that Spains cause de
serves universal sympathy and that
her conduct merits unanimous approv
al I Is possible however that an act
of aggression is imminent and that not
the sanctity of our rights nor the mod
eration of our conduct nor the ex
pressed wish of the Cuban people free
ly manifested may sere to restrain
the passions and hatred let loose
against the Spanish fatherland
In anticipation of this critical mo
ment when reason and justice will
have for their support only Spanish
courage and the traditional energy of
our people I have hastened the asr
sembling of the cortes and the su
preme decision of parliament will
doubtless sanction the unalterable de
cision of my government to defend our
rights with whatsoever sacrifices may
be imposed on us in accomplishing
this task
Continuing her majesty said Pos
sibly however the peace efforts may
fail to control the evil passions excited
against Spain Lest this moment ar
rive I have summoned the cortes to
defend our rights whatever sacrifices
they may entail Thus identifying my
self with the nation I not only fulfill
the oath I swore in accepting the re I
gency but I follow the dictates of a I
mothers heart trusting to the
mothers trustng Spanish
people to gather behind
my sons
throne and to defend it until he is old
enough to defend it himself as well as
trusting to the Spanish people to de
fend the honor and the territory of the
The queen regent then referred to
the trouble in the Philippines and
continuing said Although a sombre I
and gloomy future is before us the
difficulties are not beyond our power
With our glorious army navy and the
united nation before foreign
foreig aggres
sion we trust in God that we shall
overcome without stain on our honor
the baseless and unjust attacks made
upon us I
I Doubtful Whether He Will Present Americas Ultimatum to
the Spanish Government
+ London April 21The Madrid correspondent of the Daily Mail tel +
+ egraphing at 1 oclock Wednesdayevening says +
f General Woodfords family left tonight by the ordinary express f
+ for Biarritz The American minister himself has taken tickets for the +
+ south of France by the express tomorrow He has received extensive +
+ dispatches and instructions Tt Is doubtful if he will have an opportu +
+ nity of presenting the American ultimatum since in all probability +
+ Senor Gullon the foregn minister will send him his passports at 8 +
+ oclock tomorrow Thursday mprning with a declaration that diplo +
+ matic relations between the two governments have been broken off +
+ General Woodford hashanded the archives of the legation to the 4
+ British embassy where he dined tonight +
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + t + + + + + + + + I
Next Move Is Spans
Spain Severed Its Relations
Q QueensSpeechto the Cortes
Old Sea Dogs Offer
Bond On the Fairview
No Time For Politics
Army Bill Passed
Session of Grand Lodge I O 0 P
Closed I
and Powers Answer
Ryan ad Powe
Reorganization of Battery A
In Railway Circles
The Mining Congress
State News
Events In Wall Street
The Ogden Waterworks Case
Twentyfourth Leaves For the
Good Prospect For Its Passage
Warrens Effortsc to Name a Battle
ship Wyoming Utah Postmasters
Special to The Herald
Washington April Representa I
tive Shafroth this afternoon introduced
of the
a new arid land bill amendatory
Carey law This measure is in the ex
act terms of a draft to which the sub
committee of the public lands committee
tee has agreed The alterations from
the bill as last presented by him are
not important and the new bill stands
an excellent chance of becoming a law
at the present session
Senator Warren called again on Sec
retary Long this afternoon and urged
with renewed vigor that the first new
battleship be named the Wyoming
The secretary said there was sharp
competition from the states of Ohio and
Connecticut for the honor for the nam
ing of the new vessel The senator
thinks the contest will finally narrow
to Ohio and Wyoming and he is some
what fearful of the fact that a Ohio
is the home of the president it may
defeat his efforts to give the vessel
the name Wyoming
A postoffice has been established at
Perry Box Elder county Utah with
Annie Matthews as postmaster
Orson C Spencer was today ap
pointed postmaster at Glendale Utah
vice Mrs A E Carpenter
In the land contest of Jappa A Nill
son vs Nephi J Bates from Salt Lake
City district Utah the secretary of
the interior has atlirmed the decision
of the commissioner of the general land
office in favor of Nillson
An original pension of 8 per month
is granted Henrietta Haight Evan
ston Wyo
The postofflce department has au
thorized the removal of the postoffice
at Pocatello Ida to the building
owned by the postmaster
Will Bombard Moro Castle at 800
Yards Range
Special to The Herald
Boise Idn April 20 George Pettin
I gill one of the junior officers on the
Iowa at Key West a former Boise
boy writes his father under date of
April 10 as follows
Captain Bob Evans told me that
they intended to go within SOO yards of
Moro Castle Think of it cam rifle
range and he added
My boy they will have their guns
loaded and will get one good crack at
us and they may have time to load
and get one more but after that God
pity those forts
Mr Pettlnpill speaks of the enthu
siasm among the officers and men and
of the attitude of the Spaniards and
Those Spaniards are in for business
and the > ll get all they want before we
get through with them
Idahoans May Go
Special to The Herald
Boise Ida April 20Governor Steu
nenberg today received the following
from Senator Shoup Presented your
telegram respecting Idaho regiment to
secretary yesterday Urged compli
ance with your request Am confident
Idaho will have her pro rata Situa
tion today alarming
General Hugh Campbell
Sioux Falls S D April 20General
Hugh J Campbell is dead General
Campbell was a member of the Louisi
Campbel I
ana returning board whose vote de
cided the presidential election in 1S76 in
favor of R B Hayes and against Til
den He organized the first regiment
in Iowa for the civil war For 15 years
he was United States attorney for this
state and territory and was the leader
for the movement for statehood He
had just volunteered to raise a regi
Distinguished Seaman
New York April 20 Captain Thomas
H Morton is dead at his home in
Brooklyn aged 67 years As a young
man he commanded a merchantman in
the China trade During the war he
seived as a naval officer and fought
under Farragut at New Orleans He
was afterward captain of one of the
Pacific Mail steamers and subsequently
had charge of the works of the Panama
canal at Colon After the failure of the
Panama canal scheme Captain Morton
went to Nicaragua He was well
known in shipping circles In his last
sickness he was extremely desirous of
recovery so that he might be able to
fight against the Spanish
Peculiarly American
Berlin April 20Quite a number of
newspapers have seized upon the state
ment that special religious thanksgiv
ing services are to be held in the
United States on the declaration of
war and taking it seriously denounce
American the impiety of the idea as peculiarly
Just the Reverse John Bull
London April 20It is common talk
on the London exchange that war
means the final defeat of the silver
party in the United States
Unofficial Acclaim of Some
Spanish Senators
Not a Word Uttered That Would
Indicate Submission
S Woodford Has Not Asked For His
Passports Every Member of the
Legation Passed the Night at His
House Location of the First Na
val Battle Will Be a Great Surprise
prise Come From the Lips of J
Madrid April 20 520 p rTe 1
I Spanish senators and depute declare
that the American demands will be re
I jected and war credits be voted It is t
said in official circles that the location
of the first naval battle will be a veri 1
I table surprise
Great war enthusiasm is reported to j
day in all the towns of Spain The t
hope prevails that the Cuban insur
gents will join the Spanish against the
United States 5
United States Minister Woodford has 1
received from the president his ultimatum 1
matum and will present i to the Span
ish government tomorrow The Span
ish employees at the legation will pass
the night at Minister Woodfords resi
Milnight After the oppning session J
of the cortes the
ministers met in
council extraordinary and discussed ex
clusively naval and military matters
No statement has been issued re
garding the decisions reached After
the council Senor Sagasta the premier
declared that the
decared government had up
to that time received nothing official
regarding an ultimatum
United States Minister Woodford has
not asked for his passports
Herbert W Brown American consul
general at Barcelona will leave that
city on Thursday after transferring the
papers consul bf the consulate to the British
London April 21The Madrid cor
respondent of the Daily Mail tele
graphing Wednesday says
On few occasions has Madrid witnessed f
nessed such scenes of popular enthusi
asm jis today when the queen regent
f accompanied by the king dressed In
the uniform of the infantry cadets
I with the insignia of the golden fleece
I traveled in state with all the pomp that
makes the Spanish court famous from
I the palace to the senate bal
The distance is very short not more
than four minutes walk The Plaza de
I Oriente and the Plaza de Ministries
which the cqurt and procession had to
traverse were most densely crowded
chiefly with people of the upper and
middle classes The moment the bat
teries announced the departure of the
queen regent and the king the excite
ment became intense When at the end
of a long procession of hussars royal
piquers state coaches carrying the
chief ladies in waiting the chamber
lains of the courts and the grandees of
Spain the royal carriage appeared at
the gate of the palace the enthusiasm
burst forth in a longand interminable
cheering such as had not been heard
in Spain since the day when the late
King Alfonso returned from Paris
The infantry which lined the way to
the senate the cavalry and the mount
ed civil guards sent to preserve order
had hard work to keep the crowd
frantic with enthusiasm from ap
proaching the royal carriage The
queen regent appeared much moved
though she is usually of impassive de
meanor The king looked on the crowd
with evident pleasure with feelings as
enthusiastic as theirs and saluted in
military fashion
Long live the queen Long live
the king Long live Spain were the
cries incessantly given The spirit of
the crowds In the streets pervaded the
secluded halls of the senate and when
the doors were thrown wide open for
the royal persons to enter thousands
of distinguished spectators who filled
the galleries deputies and senator
rose to their feet and received the
queen and king with thundering ac
clamations HALL OF SESSION
The hall of session presented a most
animated appearance I was gay with
a bright note of color Ladies in spring
costumes filled the front rows of the
galleries They were most enthusias
tic cheering and waving their hand
kerchiefs and fans I was long before
silence was established
The queen regent and the king escorted
corted by commissions from the senate
and the lower chamber who had met
them at the gate took seats at their
throne The government the captains
general the grandees and members of
the court stood on one side and the
diplomatic corps on the other Senor
Sagasta advanced and handed the
queen regent the speech from the
throne all others standing
I is against Spanish etiquette to
interrupt the reading of a speech from
the throne but the enthusiasm and
emotion were too great and the sol
emnity of the occasion was too im
pressive Twice had her majesty to
stop while the cheers acclamations
vivas for Spain the queen regent and
the king made her speaking impossible
The cheering was still more frantic
when their majesties left the senate
and s it was in the streets
Senor Gullon the foreign minister
today received the British charge
daffaires who put forward on behalf
of his government an urgent request
for an explanation as to how Spain
will carry out her right of visiting
ships in the case of war
All is quiet and orderly here and
nothing unusual has occurred Two
policemen a stationed at the corner
of the street upon which is situated
the residence of the United States min
ister General Stewart L Woodford
who began yesterday preparations for
his departure from Madrid He has
not received any communication from
Washington since the text of the reso
lutions of congress were cabled out
The Prince of Monaco who is a offi
cer in the Spanish navy ha written to
the queen regent warmly expressing i
regret at the fact that private duties 1

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