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I Indian Police Induce the Hostiles to
4 I Return
f ri I
Uiutah County Will Extend Its Juris
diction Over the Uncompahgre I
nds Some Dispute as to the
Boundary Lands Ouray Agency
to Be TaxedState News
From The Heralds Correspondents
Vernal April 2SThe Utes that left
the reservation with the avowed in
tention of going into Colorado were
overtaken by Indian police on Brush
creek and induced to return
Sheriff Preece returned last night
from the White River country and re
ports that all Is quiet in that section
Mr Preece expressed himself as of the
opinion that the Indians were indulging
In some very wild threats but if the
matter was probed to the bottom it
would be found that there was white
influence at the bottom of it
During the session of the county
commissioners which was concluded
yesterday it was decided to take some
action in the matter of taxing property I
within the territory recently thrown
open and which was formerly the Un
compaghre reservation The question
came up as to where the Jines between
the two reservations were located It
seems that the interior department
adheres to the belief that the Duchesne
river and all its tributaries and all
territory drained by these streams is I
What comprises the Uintah reservation
It is held that there is an old treaty
in existence that makes this quite
I On the other hand it is contended
tjiat the Uncompaghre reservation
was set apart in a square which if
found to be actually the case would
I make the north line of the Uncom
paghre or south line of the Uintah
some 12 or 15 miles above the mouth
of the Duchesne and consequently the
Ouray agency would then be outside
the reservation lines and the property
there subject to taxation There are
two store there a blacksmith shop
etc all of which would come under the
county jurisdiction
It wa < decided to assess the prop
erty and collect license from the
stores which would In all probability
take the matter into the courts and
determine the matter J
Programme Carried Out at the Insti
tute at Coalville
Corville April 30The Summit
County Teachers institute convened
bere today about 30 to 35 teachers be
ing present and a most instructive
time was spent Following was the
1 Paper on Insects by Walter S
HarlingHas each of the following school I
studies language mathematics na
tural science and drawing a distinct
pedagogical value If so what is it
by Mr Frank A Swanger
3 Paper on Parental Cooperation I
By Mr Olsen I
4 Primary Reading by Miss
Mamie Martin and Miss Rose L Wirth I
5 Study of United States History I
as a Training for Citizenship by
Walter M Boyden I
6 Spelling in the primary grades
by Miss Kate Martin J
7 The pupils esteem of the
teacher a factor in his progress by I
Cfrl Allison
S The Lesson Plan by Miss I
Bessie Grose I
9 The Substitution of the Teacher
for the Text Book by S G Watson
Time was granted for discussion of
each number after its rendition
By special request Mrs Lena
Thackeray rendered a vocal solo en
titled Calvary in a charming man
ner accompanied by Miss M Brondage
on the piano
County Superintendent Mr D S L
McCorkle was present and conducted
the exercises
Railroad Spur May Be Built Prom
Wanship t Peon I
Peoa correspondent Coalville Times I
Oscar B Young of Provo is here looking
up his Interests In this direction The
gentleman has a valuable ranch in We
bfer canyon also a valuable deposit of
Fullers earth and it Is understood that
le has contracted to furnish 1000 tons to
eastern parties The material will be
hauled to Wanship by team and there
placed on board the cars 11 Young in
forms your correspondent that a promise
made which will ver likely
ha been wl very lkely
be carried out to run a spur of the railroad
road from Wanship to Peon If this be
done It would be the means of opening I
up the valuable rock Industry and the
shipment of Fullers earth lumber and I
mining timber to greater advantage I
am confident that a railroad connection
would be of advantago to the railroad
company and our citizens During the
past two years considerable flagging has
been gotten out here and shipped to Salt
Lake City and the cost of hauling to the
railroad at Wanship has been a very
great drawback this would be avoided
should the road be extended to our town I
We can boast of having some of the best
building rock and flagging in the state
The lumber and timber Industry is of
large proportion the mine of Fullers
earth promises to be a paying proposi
tion and taken altogether we are con
fidently looking for the railroad and a
boom for Peoa We hope for both and
are ready and anxiously waiting
Diphtheria at Glenvrood
Richfield Censor Last Sunday Dr Niell
was called to Glenwood to make a diag
nosis of a disease that had taken hold
upon several children in the town par
ticularly in tho family of John H Payne
It took but a few minutes for the doctor
to pronounce the disease a diphtheria
Sunday night the first death that of Mr
Payne four earold daughter followed
on Monday by the loss of a twoyearold
baby Wednesday morning a third death
occurred In the family the Victim being a
sixyearold son the last child of the
family Besides the yellow tag that flies In front
of Mr Paynes one Is in front of W T
Sampsons where his 12yearold daughter
Nora also has the dreadful disease
cs Bells family is also afflicted his
eightyearold daughter now having the
disease while all the family Is exposed
It seems that the disease came origin
ally from Provo when Mr Sampsons
family came from there as a son had
a bad sore throat which later became
diphtheria In rather a light form Mrs
St John of this place Is In charge of most
all of the cases
al te
Corinne Building Up
Brigham Bugler Charles Carsons the
Corinne building contractor is doing a
booming business In the way of putting
up new buildings In Corinne and vicinity
He has a large regularly organized force
of arpentcrs that are able to run up a
fairly good sized house In three days Mr
Carsons has already erected eight build
ings He ha contracted for three others
to be built shortly In Corinne These
will cost from 1200 t 2500 each Before
the season is ended Mr Cars ns expects
to have put up close to 3 new homes in
and around Corinne New families of set
tlers are constantly coming in and most
of them want homes hence this large de
Price Shearing Notes
r Price Advocate About 50000 pounds of
J twool came in this week swelling the
amQunt already here to about 300000
pounds About 200000 pounds ha so far
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t r oq
come in from v rat No shipments have
been made this week nor sales reported
The shearers finished their work here
on Monday about 2 of the men eolng to
P V Junction Something like 42000
sheep were clipped during the season
A big force of men began shearing at
P V Junction on Monday arid it IS prob
able that the cUp at that point will run
from 75000 to 100000 sheep
Strychnine For Squirrels
Coalville April 30The county clerk
today received 850 more bottles of
strychnine t be distributed among the
farmers for the purpose of poisoning
and destroying the ground squirrels
which have become such a pest allover
over the county
Death at Mapleton
Springville Utah May 1Mrs Ben
Wing a resident of Mapleton died at
that place this morning after a short Illness
ness The lady had been suffering for
several days from the grippe combined
with of ag pneumonia She was about 4 years
i I I
The statements of those who have
been cured by Hoods Sarsaparilla
prove the great merit of this medicine
Get only Hoods
Not Confined to Democratic Mem
bers of the Senate
Consideration of the War Revenue
Bill I the Senate This Week
Three Provisions Which Will Be
Offered Amendments By Dem
cratic Senators House Programme II I
I Washington May Interest in the
senate this week is in the war revenue
bill which is expected to reach that
body with the beginning of the week
It will be referred at once to the com
mittee on finance and probably will be
reported back Wednesday or Thurs
A meeting of the finance committee
has been called for Monday with the
view on the part of the Republican
members of having the consideration
of the bill in committee begun in
formally They have even intimated
I that they may ask that a vote be taken
at this meeting with the view of re
I porting the bill as soon as it is re
ferredTRE I
The Democratic members of the
committee will opopse this programme
as they desire opportunity to have
various amendments considered It is
now believed that they will offer a
provision for a tax on all producing in
dustries another for an inheritance
tax and a third for noninterest bear
ing treasury notes It is also probable I I
that an amendment will be suggested
for the issuance of 100000000 in green
backs to take the place of those out
standing which are supposed to have
been destroyed They will seek to have
the bond provision of the bill elimin
ated entirely on the plea that the tim
has not yet arrived for a bond issue
There is a possibility that the Re
publican members of the committee
may amend the bond provision a
there is more or less dissatisfaction I
with it among Republican senators
One of the changes suggested is a re
duction of the amount of bonds When
the bill reaches the senate the opposi
tion will insist upon having time for
the various factions to state the
reasons for their opposition and it Is
now predicted that two weeks will be
required for debate While they will
insist upon the elimination of the bond
feature they will all state that they
will vote for bonds later LH if the warn
I snouia oe prolonged suiiicienuy 10 re
quire their issuance
The programme of the senate until
the revenue bill is reported is uncer
I tain The postofflce appropriation
bill probably will be reported and
passed and the omnibus claims bill will
be taken up
There is no business of great import
ance to come before the house during
the week unless the appropriations
committee brings in an emergency war
appropriation measure I was the in
tention of Chairman Cannon to make
the emergency appropriations a part
of the general deficiency but as that
bill might be delayed some time he
may bring in a separate measure
There are also a number of con
ference reports to be disposed of and
these may occupy the time of the house
during the week Special appropria
tions bill are still in conference but
reports are expected during the week
The Alaska land bill remains to be dis
posed of and there are a number of i
minor matters to be taken under con
The Wizard Would Render Tor
pedo Boats Harmless
New York Press As to published
statements that he had invented
electrical apparatus that will work all
kinds of destruction in case of war
Thomas A Edison said
All such statements are imagina
tive No such things are needed nor
does science do its work through any
such methods Science does its work
in legitimate and straightforward
ways and it stands ready today to
afford the United States army and
navy whit it nffd
The torpedo boat is a demon of
darkness only I is an enemy that
creeps upon its foe in the night In
the daylight it is useless a the eyes
of an owl In the daytime it can be
seen and blqwn to pieces before It gets
near enough to do any damage
In order that an object may be ob
served distinctly the light must be behind
hind i I must appear in silhouette
Itmite a bonfire behind a tree for in
stance and you can see its outline I
By the use of chemicals which
ignite and produce a light when
brought into contact with water the
ocean can be lighted up fOr about
four square miles about any of our
vessels That is an ample distance to
render a torpedo boat useless for the
moment the latter appears withon the
horizon of the little span of day thus
made she becomes easily visible and
withir two minutes she can be rid
dled by the modern rapidfire guns
The chemical I suggest can be
thrown out from the ship or fleet it
is to protect from suns of peculiar
construction I is all very simple and
not so expensive as might be Im
He Loved and Won
Chicago News TomThat friend you I
introduced at the club last night seems
to be a melancholy sort of fellow Whats
the matter with him
Jack Disappointed In love I believe
TomToo bad got the mitten J sup
Jack Oh nQ he got the girl
True to Life
Punch So this Is your picture It is a
true representattion of the dining room on
the ocean steamer but why didnt you
Introduce some characters
He Because that picture Is entitled
age The Dinner Hour During a Rough Pass
Not Less Than 5 f 4 inWeight
Not Less Than 120
Other Physical Conditions Required
to Successfully Enter the Service
No Arrivals or Departures at
Chickamauga Quiet Sunday at
Mobile State Encampments
Washington May 1The instruc
tions issued by the war department to
government recruiting officers in the
regular army in time of war give the
weight required for men enlisting for
various branches of the service tQ
gether with the table showing physical i
proportions for height weight and
chest measurement
For the infantry and the artillery
branches the height must be not less
than 5 feet 4 inches and weight not
less than 120 pounds and not more
than ISO pounds
For the cavalry branch the height
must not be less than 5 feet 4 inches
and not more than 5 feet 10 inches
and weight not to exceed 165 pounds
No minimum weicht is prescribed for
the cavalry but the chest measure
ment must be satisfactory
The following is the table of physical
proportions prescribed for height
weight and chest measurement
Chest Meas
urement at
Height Weight Expiration
Inches Pounds Inches
64 128 32
65 120 32
GG 132 02 v
67 134 33
68 141 33Y4
69 148 333
70 155 34
T 162 34 4
72 169 34
73 176 35Vi
Philadelphia May IAn order from
the navy has been received at Cramps
ship yard by the officers who have
charge of the enlistment of volunteers
in the naval service directing that the
I rigidity of the regulations be relaxed
in order that recruits for the St Paul
and the other auxiliary cruisers may
be more easily brought into the serv
I ice So many men have been rejected
because of trivial physical defects but
who are nevertheless desirable addi
tions to the service that the relaxation
of the rule was found necessary I is
understood however that the new rule
applies only to volunteers and that the
regulations governing the enlistment of
regular hered to seamen will be strictly ad
Preparations For Departure of First
Regiment of Cubans
Jacksonville Fla May 1The arriv
al of General Emilio Nunez Colonel
costa and Senor J E Cataya has
greatly augmented the enthusiasm of
the Cuban colony General Nunez has
been the director of numerous expe
ditions Colonel Acosta was formerly
acting cavalry leader in Havana prov
ince He escaped from the island
seriouslY wounded and is anxious to
return He is the center of an ad
miring throng Senor Cartaya was in
charge of the illfated Tillie expedition
wrecked off the east end of Long
Tonight General Nunez and his party
are arranging for the departure on the I
Mascotte tomorrow of the Key West I I
contingent of the Cuban regiment now I
forming at Tampa The Cubans hope
this regiment will be one of the first
to land General Nunez is acting under
from Senor Estrada
instructions traa I
Palma Tonight he endeavored to ou
tan passage to the fleet to confer with
Rear Admira Sampson but he was un
successful as no boat left for the flag
ship General NUHPZ is I much taken
with the idea of making Matanzas the
base of operations Although the city
itself is subject to the fever the hills
half back from the coast
a mile and a haf bak frm
would furnish a ideal camp ground
in every way more healthful than
Tampa The weather in Cuba General
Nunezsays will be excellent until
June 15 Americans in the Cuban
army have usually been exempt from
all disease The Snanish troops are
decimated by disease because not
cleanly and because of improper food
When last heard from General
Maximo Gomez had in all the armies
25000 ablebodied men Since that
time there ha been no fighting of con
seauence and the Cuban armies must
now be in better condition except in
the matter of clothing There is
abundant forasre everywhere on the
Officers Who Stand For Promotion to
Rank of Major
Chickamauga Park Ga May IThis
ha been the quietest day at Chickamauga
Park since the mobilization of troops be
gan No troops arrived and none departed
and no orders were received today for
I any further movement south
The only order of Interest Issued was by
Quartermaster Lee detailing Assistant
Quartermaster Carson and three assist
ants to go through middle Tennessee in
search of horses and mules the greatest
difficulty having been experienced In se
curing these equipments for recruits
Among the ofllcers now at Chicka
mauga who stand for promotion under
the recent act of congress to the rank of
major are the following
Captain Charles A Dempsey of the
Second infantry who stands next to the
top of the list Captain Hugh G Brown
Twelfth infantry Captain James Miller
Second infantry Captain William
Thomas Eighth infantry and Captain
Henry C Ward Sixteenth Infantry The
following first lieutenants will get com
panies and become captains
John S Mallory Second infantry W O
Clark Twelfth infantry H H Benham
Second infantry and C R Tyler Sixteenth
teenth infantry
Nothing Out of the Routine Visi
tors at Camp
Mobile May 1The regular troops
pent a quiet Sunday there being noth
Ing out of the routine except the number
of visitors at camp during the afternoon
which was large Captain W P Evans
of the Nineteenth has been appointed pro
vost marshal in place of Captain Kelly I
of the Twentysecond who was relieved
upon departure with his regiment for
Tampa and his company was today
placed a guard at division headquarters
Lieutenant Karl Keeps and Corporal
Charles Christman of the Tenth arrived
from Fort Sill today and will follow the
Tenth to Tampa tonight Christman
takes with him three recruits who came
Tenth here yesterday from Atlanta to join the I
Ninetyfive Cars Laden With Soldiers
and War Material
Jacksonville Fla May 1Four regi
ments of infantry from Chickamauga
Mobile and New Orleans arrived today
being the First Tenth Twentysecond
and Twentyfourth Seven trainloads
made up of 95 cars have been reported
from points along the Plant system
and will have arrived here before
morning The trains are bringing the
remainder of the artillery and cavalry
horses stores etc one hundred addi
tional pack mules came in with the
I first regiment this morning It is ru
mored tonight that a dispatch has just
i been received here the contents of
which Indicate that 5000 men of each
arm and as many Cuans as desire to
I accompany them will leave on Tues
day and that the steamships Olivette
and Florida of the Plant line were of
ficially inspected today to ascertain if
I their capacity is sufficient for that
number of troops Matanzas is men
I toned as the destination This story
I i cannot be verified
What He Told Newspaper Men I a
Pleasant Conversation
Jacksonville Fla May IA special
to the TimesUnion and Citizen from
Tampa Fla says
General Shafer who is i looked upon
as the officer who will have charge of
the army of occupation gave an audi
ence this evening to several newspaper
men In the qourse of the conversation
the question countersigning war cor
respondents passes was rought up
General Shafter said that he would not I
assume command for a week or ten
days as he would be busy with other I
matters and would take up the subject
in ample time This practically settles
two very important matters First I
General Shafter will command the
army in Cuba and second that the I
troops will not leave here for Cuba for
ten days at least The general while
he has come to no conclusion on the
subject will be inclined to limit the
number of accredited i
war cQrrespon
dents to as small a number as possible
Rendezvous of the New York Nation
al Guard
New York May 1 Sunday at Hemp
stead Plains was spent in putting the I
grounds in readiness for thousands of
troops of the New York state national I
guard which will begin to arrive to I
morrow The grounds were marked
and the full quota of tents for each
company were placed in ppsition I
General Roe and his staff will arrive
tomorrow Water mains have been
laid telephone and telegraph lines put
up and the plac put in perfect sani
tary condition
Enthusiasm at This Rendezvous of
the Illinois Volunteers
Springfield Ills May Springfield
is entertaining more visitors today
than ever before on Sunday Many
I thousand people have arrived on ex
cursion trains and trains are not all in
yet The trains comprise 15 and IS
coaches packed to the utmost capacity
The Wabash brought nine trains Chi
1 cago Alton ten St Louis Peoria
j Northern three St Louis Peoria
six and the Illinois Central nearly 200
i coaches
I Visitors are flocking to Camp Tanner
as fast as they arrive Over 10000 peo
I I ple are there alreadymothers fathers
I i brothers sisters and relatives all anx
ious to see their boys and many thou
I sands of curiosity seekers
Output of Cartridges
Philadelphia May 1One hundred
additional hands will be added tomor
row to the force employed at the
Frankfort arsenal and the output of
cartridges hereafter will be 100000
daily Rush orders were received last
I evening and
accompanying them were
requisitions for large quantities of
cartridges time fuses 1 electric primers
and shrapnel to be forwarded by rail
with all speed to Tampa and Key West I
for the use of the troops now assem
bling at those places I
Fatal Accident t a Volunteer I
Amsterdam N Y May IThis even I
Ing while the Fort
whie Fortysix separate com
pany was making preparations to leave
for Hempstead tomorow George D
Graff was shot and killed by a revolver
kicp ly reolver
In the hands of a companionnamed Wll
bur Jeralmon Jeralmon
Jerlmon pointed the re
volver at DeGraff
DeGrf thinking the weapon
was not loaded when it was discharged I
the bullet entering the mout hot DeGraff
and passed through his head DeGraff
was 27 years old and the son DeGraf
Emanual E DeGraff of New York City I I 1
Wisconsin Encampment I
Milwaukee Wis May Between
20000 and 25000 people visited Camp
Harvey at the state fairgrounds today i
I where the Wisconsin national guard
volunteers are encamped Among the
I visitors was Governor Scofield and
other state officers The examination
of the volunteers for ttfe United States
army will begin tomorrow
Pennsylvania Men In Camp
Mount Gretna Pa May ITo Camp
Hastings the present home of Pennsyl
I vanias national guard trains from dif
t ferent parts of the state today brought
over 5000 excursionists The only drills
today were guard mounting in the morn
ing and dress parade In the evening To
morrow the real business of Inspection
and muster will begin inspeton
ea Treachery Here
Wilmington Del May IThis morning
batteries G and M Fourth artillery U S
A arrived at Mount Chanin a small sta
tion near the Dupont powder works They
will act as a guard at the powder works
Since the explosion of powder mills in
different parts Of the country the government
ernment and the Dupont company have
agents feared treachery on the part of Spanish
Louisianas Quota Full
New Orleans May IThe first regi
ment of Louisiana volunteers under
Colonel Stevens went into camp at the
race track today The second regiment
Will follow tomorrow and will make up
more than the quota for Louisiana
Orders are supposed to have been re
ceived at the camp tonight detailing
three companies of regular infantry to
the forts along the gulf coast
Indiana Volunteers
Indianapolis Ind May 1Over 50000
people visited Camp Mount during the I
day to see the Indiana national guard I
lin camp I
Threats Sent to Our Minister Anti
American Sentiment
Montevideo Uruguay May 1Via
Galveston The United States legation
has been placed under guard The United
States minister Mr William R Reid has
received a number of threatening letters
from people who sympathize with the
The Uruguayan newspapers are blaming
the government for Its action due to its
neutral attitude In the war between Spain
and the United States in prohibiting pub
lic performances and other steps to raise
subscriptions here In behalf of the Span
ish navy A number of proSpanish
proclamations have been confiscated and
a mass meeting of Spanish sympathizers
which was to have taken place at the
Soils theatre has been prohibited
N Y Press Women shed tears about
three tImes to every once they cry
A man can always tel when a girl
wants him to think she is glancing tim
idly at him
A womanhater is a man who the girl
who calls him so has heard say he
dIdnt like her
A girl has always made up her mind
beforehand what she would say to each
lsrticular man if he should kiss her
After a man has smoked for three or
four years he always feels guilty when
he refers to his love for tobacco before
his wife
samples to be given aay to let
people test the merits of Grays
Laxative Pellets Write at once
Character of the Man Who Is at the Helm In p in
The government of Spain is carried
on in the name of Queen Regent Maria
Christina guardian of King Alfonso
XIII in accordance with the provisions
of the constitution of 1876 But the
real power and the decision of the
present question of peace and war are
in the hands of the prime minister
Praxedes Sagasta
On Aug S 1S97 Canovas de Castillo
prime minister was assassinated by an
Italian anarchist at a watering place
where he was spending the summer
Though of humble extraction his
mother is said to have been a washer
woman Canovas had the manners and
instinct of a bh blooded grandee of
Spain He was a thorough believer in
divine right and would rather have
died than surrender to the Cuban in
surgents Thus when he was removed
the event was supposed to presage the
independence of Cuba and the end of
the war The expectation was not ful
filled Maria Christina appointed her
war minister to fill Canovas1 post temporarily
porarily In October Sagasta succeeded
in forming a ministry and assumed the
reins of power He has been prime min
ister several times before and was fa
miliar with the duties of the office
He was better born than Canovas
though not of notable lineage His fam
ily were prominent people at Torrecilla
and he himself was educated at the
School of Engineers in Madrid Enter
ing public life before he was 30 he rose
rapidly and he served successfully in
the cabinets of General Prim and Ser
rano in 1SS1 he was the head of an ad
ministration of his own and again in
1SS5 1890 and 1893 he kissed hands as
the saying is in England His opinions
have changed since his public life be
gan but of late tears he has been iden
tified as the head of the Liberal party
He is tall thin cadaverous and cus
tomarily silent But he is a master of I
the arts of the politician the most
adroit of wirqpullers with a profound
knowledge of the weaknesses of men I
and of the foibles of the small StateS
mph nf SnfiJn Tie Vms never distin
gii hed himself by any resolute policy
but ha accomplished his purposes by
makeshifts and compromises He was
once a republican and trained with
Zorilla but like Castelar he soon con
vinced himself that the Spaniards were
not fit for selfgovernment and he
I joined the Liberal party of which his
adroitness mqde him the unquestioned
I leader Canovas was resolute positive
and fearless no danger ever daunted
I him Sagasta shrinks from conflict and
tries to conciliate thus it is hard to
I forecast his attitude on the question of
the hour
I On the 19th of May 1897 when he was
I in opposition he said in the cortes
The military organization in the prov
inces of Cuba which are said to be
quieted remains the same a it was
prior to the alleged pacification In the
pacified provinces the armed force is
75 per cent In excess of that employed
j in the disturbed provinces The coun
try cannot continue to be deceived in I
this way The real facts are that hay
ing sent out 200000 men and having
shed so much blood we are not mas
ters in the island of more land than
that on which ou soldiers stand
Five minutes after this utterance he
took the place of the minister whom
he thus bitterly arraigned But though
he was fully Informed by Weyler and I
Blanco of the contemptuous refusal of
the Cubans to accept the offer of au
tonomy tendered by Spain h does not
seem to have pursued a different policy
from that of his predecessor Canovas
The gift of resolute decision was de
nied him by nature
Four years ago when he was prime
minister his colonial minister Senor I
Maura and his finance minister Senor
Gamazo introduced into the cabinet I
a measure which would have appeased
the Cubans and averted war A stormy
cabinet meeting ensued Senor Maura I
the broadest statesman in Spain frank
ly told Sagasta that he might a well
acknowledge the independence of Cuba
first as last and s anticipate the day
when the Americans would compel him
to do so Sagasta refused to have his
hand forced He declined to accept the
bill Maura and Gamazo resigned
charging their chief with breaking his
I pledges to the Liberal party A new
colonial minister Abarzuza brought in
1 a new Cuban bill which under the in
fluence of Sagasta passed the cortes
it was treated with derision by the Cu
bans and war broke out Sagastas
supporters made no secret of their
opinion that Cuba belongs to Spain by
divine right and by conquests and that
it should be ruled as Rome ruled her
proconsulships I is no wonder that
his administration did not last and that
I Canovas resumed power
I Last October when he formed his
I present administration he left out the
strongest members of his administra
I tion of 1S92 He retained Moret who
is an eloquent orator and a most en
I gaging man but who ha always been
unsuccessful in practical statesman
ship He was minister of public works
J in 1892 and is now minister of the
colonies He also retained Puigcerver
i who was minister of the interior six
I years ago and is now minister of
I finance he bears the reputation of
I being a Ignorant noisy demagogue
I He also kept Capdepon who was torm
erly minister of justice and is now
i minister of the interior The new min
ister of foreign affairs Gulloif was
the manager of a country bank If he
1 has ability Slain is not aware of the
I fact The other ministers Correa
j CroizarQ and Bermejo are unknown
men Maura and Gamazo were not in
vited to join
Yet Spain is full of statesmen of ex
perience and ability who in a crisis
like the present should have been willing
ing to serve their country and to
sacrifice small party rivalries I
One such is Emilio Castelar He
lives modestly in a secondstory apart
ment in a small street in Madrid and I
I supports himself by writing articles for I
newspapers and reviews Outside of I
the peninsula he is accounted the fore
most statesman of Spain thoroughly
in touch though he be with modern
thought he can be seen every Sunday
morning trudging to church prayer I
book in hand He sacrifices his politi
cal future rather than his
rther expose coun
try to the convulsions which he apprehended
hended the adoption of his political
creed would entail Tilmeron and Pi
y Margal both of whom like Castelar
were presidents of the Spanish re
public succeeded to the head of the I
Republican party when Castelar re
tired They were men of marked
ability who might unite with the
Liberals if the nation were assailed by I
the foreigner They are not now rally
ing to Sagastas support Another
firstclass man is the Duke of Tetuan I
the nephew of ODonnell Isabellas
I prime minister and lover He also I
seems t be holding back j
Among the Carlists there are men of
force eccentric as they seem to us but I
judging from their speeches observers
would rather expect them to chuckle
over the advent of the foreigner than I
to join the government to repel him
Ever since Don Jaime came of age
these malcontents have been chafing
and pining for an opportunity to make
trouble Don Raymon Noceclal doesnt
care so much for Don Jaime as for the
monarchica principle and who pro
claims that a republic is a far greater
evil than murder robbery and adultery
There are other freaks of the same
breed and they are strong among the
I is not yet certain upon whom the
mantle of Canovas will fall but the
most likely man at present seems to be
General Weyler late of Cuba who is
said to have accumulated a vast for
tune during his campaigns on the is
land He appears to bV supported by
the veteran Romeda Robledo and enor j
Pidal His piatform is the honor and J
I glory of the Spanish army whlch vere
f r j J I
assailed when Sagasta talkediofxcourt
martialing him At the late election
the Conservatives cut a ooor figure I
but elections in Spain possess little sig I
nificance last March only 25 per cent
of the lawful voters cast their ballots
If Weyler thought the time was propitious I
pitious he is quite capable of issuing a
pronunciamento and declaring himself
to be prime minister
with his army
behind him
The queen regent is honored and loved
I by the people Her face is sad with
the appealing look of one who has gone
I through a great sorrow her tastes are
domestic she only holds her office in I
trust for her son More than once con
I spiracies have been concocted for her
overthrow but in Castelars words
Spaniards cannot fight against a wo
I man or against a child in its cradle
Canovas appealed to his countrymen
to grant the widows truce John
Foreman wrote to her Among all the I
confusion of Spanish politics the whirl
wind of lamentation intrigue religion
corruption collective patriotism and
individual grabbing there is one noble
figure which prominently stands forth
in vivid contrast a model of virtue and
enviable taet Her majesty the queen
regent notwithstanding her Austrian
birth knows exactly how to do the
right thing at the right moment with
exquisite taste She has won b her t
charitableness the adoration of the I
masses by her gracious sympathy the i
love of the middle classes by her clear I
comprehension of all that is tradition
ally Spanish the esteem and admiration
tion of the aristocracy I
Those who are best informed regard
ing Spanish politics concur in the opin
ion that the leaders of every political
party Conservatices Liberals Repub
licans Monarchists would willingly
assent to the independence of Cuba if
they were not afraid of the cry that
they had sacrificed the honor of Spain
I looks as though like Lady Teazle
they were going to have to leave honor
out of the question Three or four
years ag the peninsula was highly
prosperous The demand for Spanish i j I
wines was on the increase Industry I I
was developing in Catalonia Agricul
ture was thriving Taxes were easily
collected and Senor Gamazo laid before
the cortes a budget which incredible
to state did not show a deficit Span
ish rentes were firm on all the bourses
and Spanish credit stood high What
a awful change since then
The cost of the war in Cuba has Im
poverished all Spain Starvation stalks
not only in the
byways but on the high
roads I has always been chronic in
I the northwhen the Asturian peasant
has no dinner he just takes an extra
hitch in his belt But in the south in
I the fertile plains of Maria Santissima
where bread and wine and oil have
always been poured out in profusion
I by the bounty of providence and the
land owner has fattened in the shade
of his orange and his olive famine is
I Impending whole families are starving
typhus has broken out from insuffi
cient nutrition crowds of gaunt peas
ants are flocking into the cities for
food for by a cruel blight the orange
crops and the melon the
ad olive and the
grape have been simultaneously de
stroyed At the same moment the im
minent prospect of war with the United
States has paralyzed the industries of
Catalonia and a steady decline in Span
ish bonds has closed the
cloed th money mar
kets of the world to Spanish financiers
Such a accumulation of disasters
has never failed in Spanish history to
be followed by civil war The Carlists
and the Socialists will hardly let the
opportunity slIp to take the field In
every province they will find idle hun
gry men ready to believe that their
sufferings are the fruit of misgovern
ment and we all know how quickly an
unpopular government is overthrown
on the peninsula Time was when Es
partero Narvaez QDonnell or Prim
could have held the soldiery loyal to
their colors and suppressed a rebellion I
There are no such men now In course
of time war would develop them but I i
long before then the
controversy with
the United States will have been ad j
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