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The Royal House of Spain Trembles in the Shock of the
Contending Factions Fighting Fiercely About the
Throne of the Spanish Bourbons.
A birdseye view of Florida Straits, showing Key West with Fort Taylor in the left foreground— The Dry
Tortugas on the right, with the Cuban coast and Havana in the distance— Off Key West are the United States
war vessels Maine, Marblehead, Montgomery and Detroit, while off the Dry Tortugas are the New York, lowa,
Texas, Indiana and Massachusetts, which have come down for squadron-drill purposes. On either side of
Morro Castle is a Spanish war vessel patrolling the coast, with New York and New Orleans steamers inbound
for Havana
MADRID, Jan. lo.— lt has come to light that the recent riots In
Cuba are the outcome of a preconceived conspiracy worked from here,
the object beinjr t>> show that autonomy 1« unpopular, to turn out the
Liberal Government, and to restore General TVeyler to Cuba, with Ro-
Etobledo as Prime Minister. In case of intervention, which wag
counted upon as a possibility, the conspirators looked with equa
nimity on a disastrous national rising and the fall of the dynasty, with
the ("arlists arriving to restore order.
Senor Robledo, foiled, is now preparing an address to the Queen
Repent, to which he will attach his name, asking that the present
B hf called and giving as a reason the discontent evinced In
against autonomy and probably suggesting 1 a reactionary regime
and Genernl Wevler's return to Cuba.
In Governmental circled here, much h'>pe is based upon the United
States being favorable toward influencing the insurgents to pause in
their activity and give the Cubans a chance of saying whether or not
they wish for autonomy. The Government has staked its exi?'
iip^n the id^a that autonomy means peace and hopes that recent reve
lations of the opponents of autonomy will show they are the enemies
of America, as of the Liberal Spanish policy.
This evening thousands of cards are being circulated wherever peo
ple gather. The front picture shows General Weyler, covered with dec
orations and In full uniform, bearing the flag of Spain and an olive
branch, on which is inscribed the words, "Viva Weyler; retrato con sor
presa." The back Is apparently blank, but when held to the light it
shows the figure of Don Carlos on a magnificent charger, with the
words, "Dios Patria y Rey." This tells the whole tale.
NEW YORK. Jan. 15.— Count
de Pen&losa was a passenger on
board the steamer La Gascogne
when she sailed to-day for
Havre. The Count, who came to
this country about two months
ago a* thf avowed ajrc-nt of Don
Carlos, pretender to the Spanish
throne, has spent the most of his
time while here in visiting arms
manufactories in the East. He
has frequently put forward the
prediction that within the year
Don Carlos will be the acknow
ledged King of Spain.
HAVANA, Jan. 15. — Havana to-day is
at least outwardly calm, after three
days of tumult and threatened conflict
between the populace, backed by the
suppressed sympathy of volunteers,
and Governor-General Blanco. At no
time during these trying days has
there been any indication of immediate
danger to the lives of Americans. Al
though I have been present at every
collision between the troops and the
people, I have not heard a single anti-
American outcry.
While the disorder has been persist
ent, the rioting has not been of a very
, violent type, as evidenced by the fact
-that no liven have beeß lost and but
• few persons wounded, an* the destrvc
tion of proptrty has been trifling. It
te tru« that the significance of the sit
uation lies In the fact that the violence
of the mob, unarmed as it has been,
The San Francisco Call
and at no time numerically formidable,
is beyond visible expression a protest
against General Blanco's rule and the
newly implanted autonomical regime,
which is prevalent not only among the
populace and the volunteers, but in the
army itself.
Although quiet now reigns, there is
only too great reason to fear that the
end has not yet come. What the Gov
ernment fully realizes is that the mob,
which could at any time have been dis
persed by a handful of police, by no
means represents the strength of the
movement. This is proved by the fact
that it has been deemed necessary to
draft fully 6000 regulars into the city
from the country, in addition to strong
bodies of Guardia Civlles and Order
PuMicos. and that since Wednesday
night Havana has been an armed
That the threatened conflict with the
volunteers has been averted is due, in
a great measure, to the firm attitude
and diplomacy of General Parrado, as
sistant captain-general ex offlcio, in
command of the volunteers.
Throughout the disturbances the ani
mating spirit of the mob has been en
thusiasm for General Weyler and a de
i mand for the vigorous prosecution of
: the war. Ott General IManco and thf
new government the foulest abuse and
the bitterest iniprecatlona have been
{ poured out. Officers of the volunteers
with whom I have talked make no ae.
cret of their determination to proceed
to .any length to force the resignation
or recall of General Blanco.
Bo fnr the army has remained loyal,
but there in no question that discon
tent with General Blanco is prevalent
In all ranks. The fact that the
eminent has released all the officers
concerned in th<* outbreak is r*>irrird"d
as an evidence of weakness. It is ru
mored to-day that an understanding
exists between the army and th<- volun
teers, and the latter are planning an
armed demonstration to-morrow with
the intention of compelling General
Blanco to take refuge on the cruiser
Alfonso XII.
La Lucha yesterday published a tele
gram, censored at the palace, statin*
i that General Lee had informed his
' Government that tranquility reljuned in
! Havana. I showed this to Genera]
j Lee. and he said he had never sent any
, such telegram. *
General Lee said that, while he did
not think the situation at present de
manded the presence of a warship, yet
he thought it was bo serious that he
dispatched three or four telegrams
daily to Washington describing the sit
General Lee Is also highly Indignant
at a telegram published in La Lucha.
purporting to come from Washington,
and stating that General Lee direct
ly offered the services of an American
warship for the protectirm of Spanish
lives and property, and that General
Blanco had said such aid was not re
quired. This telegram General Lee de
nounced as absolutely perverted.
•What 1 did do," said General Lee,
"was to send a message to the palace
that unless they gave me assurance
they were able to guarantee the lives
and property of Americans here during
the riots, I would cable for a warship,
and have one here pretty quick, too."
General Lee said he did not think the
disturbances were at an end.
// Spain Cannot Hold Cuba Then McKinley
Will See Whether He Can Buy
the Island.
NEW YORK. Jan. 15— A Washing,
ton special to the Herald says: The
report received from Consul-General
Lee to-day was of the most reassuring
character as to the present condition
of affairs, as were also the cablegrams
received by Minister De Lome. But
notwithstanding the pacific character
of these reports, there is no denying
that thf authorities view the situation
with more or less concern. They do
ndt wish to do anything: tending to
hamper the Spanish authorities in their
efforts to push their autonomous pol
icy, but being doubtful of its success,
the President and his department
chiefs are doing everything which pru
dence dictates for a crisis if it comes.
The protection of Americans and
American interests is the keynote of
the general plan so far as interference
by the United Stm^s is concerned. Tf
war vessels are s -nt to Havana, the
authorities all declare that it will be
solely for the purpose of protecting
American interests. If conditions arise
showing the loss of Spain's control over
Cuba, it is the purpose of the President
to use peaceful m^ans of intervention
rather than forcible ones. An effort will
be made by diplomatic negotiations to
Induce Spain to i rant Independence to
the island through the means of pur
Assistant Secretary Roosevelt hns
been in consultation with Major Gen
eral Miles and Acting Secretary of War
Meiklejohn concerning plans for unity
of action by the army and navy in case
of emergency. Miles said to-day that
the War Department is neither asleep
nor unduly active The army is con
stantly kept in a high state of efficien
cy, and the troops at various posts are
ready for active service at an hour's
The battleship Texas sailed from New
York at 2 o'clock this afternoon to Join
the North Atlantic squadron. Admiral
Sicard has been granted permission by
Secretary Long to delay the sailing of
the squadron from Hampton Roads
until to-morrow in order that the
Texas may Join It off the Chesapeake
It /s Said Also That His Chief of Staff Has
Surrendered to the Spanish
HAVANA. Jan- 15.— A dispatch re
ceived from Spanish sources In Pinar
' del Rio says the insurgent Brigadier
General Perico Delgado has been kill
ed by his followers, and that his chief
, of staff, Louis Lopez Marlin, has sur
rendered to the Spanish authorities.
Senor Antonio Govin. the Cuban law
yer, who has been appointed Minister
of the Interior in the autonomous Cab
inet, arrived here to-day.
Captain General Blanco has issued a
circular ordering that each battalion of
infantry be strengthened by 125 men, to
be recruited in their respective locali
ties by the generals of divisions. These
; recruits will be obliged to serve nix
months, and will receive the same pay
ap the regular soldiers. The circular
also orders that the local guerrillas are
to double their numbers under the
same conditions us when organized.
A dippatch from San Juan de las
Yereas, province of Santa Clara, an
, nounces that the Insurgent leader, Lo
j-elo Cepero, a naturalised American
j citizen, has surrendered to the Spanish
It Is Not Believed the Opposition
Can Muster Sufficient Strength
to Compass His Defeat.
NEW YORK, Jan. 15.— A special to
the Commercial Advertiser from
Washington says: A stout fight is
being made against the confirmation of
the nomination of Attorney-General
McKenna to be. Associate Justice of
the United States Supreme Court, but
It does not appear that the opponents
of the confirmation will be able to
muater a majority in the Senate. By
agreement reached yesterday a vote
will be taken next Friday and Mc-
Kenna's friends are confident that on
the ballot he will be confirmed easily.
The strongest opposition omes from
Western Senators. Mr. Allen of Neb
raska thus far has done almost all the
talking in executive session, and while
denouncing the assault on McKenna
because of his religion, has based his
criticism on the frequency with which
Mr. McKenna's decisions while he was
United States Circuit Judge were set
Attacks on McKenna because he
happens to be a Roman Catholic cut
no figure In the Senate. The only crit
icism which has any weight is that
brought forward by Senator Allen and
other Senators who have been Inform
ed that on the Pacific Slope the legal
Weather forecast for San Fran- , -
claco: Temporarily clear on Sunday,
with increasing cloudiness. ■•
Maximum temperature for the past
twenty-four hours:
San Francisco ....46 decrees
Portland 48 degree* ■_:.!-
Los Angeles 62 degrees I .
Ban Diego 68 degrees - „
A Conspiracy of the Carlists. ■;«•
Fierce Fight on McKenna. .
Lllluokalanl'p New Book.- -
Counterfeiter Proud of His. Work.'
Baird Takes Up Life Anew.
Über Lynchers Tremble.
Accident End* a Bike Race.
Los Angeles School Scandal.
Andrews' Slayer to Die.
General Booth In America.
Uncle Sam Needs Docks.
Scientists Talk of Controlling Sex.
Relief Goes to Dawson.
Ran Francisco Hospital a Disgrace. ;
Money for the Army.
To Set Sailors Free.
Farmers Welcome the Rain.
Paradise nt Fort.Romle.
Charles M. Shortridge Dying.
A Prisoner Who Would Not Escape. *
Why t
Soldiers' Homes.
Summary of Currency Reform.
The Opposition to McKenna.
An Interesting Debate.
The Portable Stomach.
"With Entire Frankness." by Henry
James. .
A Question of Precedence.
Jubilee Work Progressing.
The Day in the Churches.
Germany's Demands of China.
British Will Fight for Africa.
Mr. Menoeal Explains. . :
Gold Standard in India.
France Close to Chaos.
Chile May Declare War/
German | Empress 111. , |
Thn Kra.ndal of Drevfna.
qualifications of the Attorney-General
were not regarded highly. It is said
that when Senator Morgan was In Cal
ifornia on hia way back from Hawaii
a few months ago he was informed
that three of the Pacific Slope Judges
were opposed to Mr. McKenna's con
firmation and that he has laid this be
fore the Senate.
The two California Senators are
giving McKenna earnest support, al
though Senator White differs from him
in politics. Senator Hoar, chairman of
the Judiciary Committee, also seems to
be greatly Interested In hastening the
vote and says the charges against Mc-
Kenna's legal Itnesa were quite dis
proved by the investigation of his

Copyright, I*9B. by James Oordon B-nnett.
CONSTANTINOPLE . Jan. 15.— "We have
just arrived here again after a most
fatiguing and even hazardous journey,
hut the latter part has been performed
under rather better conditions. We ex
pect to leave upon an early day.
A Lady's View of the Water Front. <
Lecture on Education.
Racing at Oakland.'-
ELEVENTH PAGE. . i.f/si".
Regent Relnsteln Scores Dr. Jordan.
Actors In a New Role.
Births. Marriages rfnd Deaths.
' The Call's Promise Fulfilled.
News From Across the Bay. .
News Along the .Water Front.
Palo Alto's New Hall. ■ V^\ 1
Danger of a Coal Famine.
Mrs. 1 ? Failure. . _
Living in an Inverted ' World.
.World's End as Fj^retold by Ad
ventlsts. i,* ■"■ / ■• . x > ■
Hunting. Wild Hogs on San Jcacjuirj \
• ■ • Lowlands.. ■ ■ . -gd
Mammoth's * Bones Found , in, Tvlare.
• .' TWENTIETH PAGE!. . -i~H
• "The White Cockade," a Story of
Bonnie Prince Charlie's Flight.
Last Stand of 1500 Desperate Chines* \
. . Pirates. v " ; ■ ■ • • i';-•>i ';-•>: "■■■■-•■ J : * •'.
Book Reviews. 5 ' '".•■/" -;■'. ; ■-> •
Coiffures for 189S.;'»". • ■ ■ / ;. '
Society. News. Y< \. ' ■•* . -i |^f" ■ '"-.:•• i _ 1 v' \
Mrs. William Astor*s Victory Over
• " New York Society. •""... |v■|■l -■, . -
■ Fashions. % ■■[■:- :7'- h -V^'^ X* : ;f
Children's Stories. " I/ - '
The Theaters." ..' i ■ 1- y . ' .
. i .• TWENTY-EIGHTH PAOE. 'i i ; r*
School and Fraternal News. . v
-" New Way of 'Disposing of the Dead. ' '
Personal News From th« Coiurt. 1
• • Commercial News. ■f- ''.'' S
►' Mining, Whist and General New*.
> 6tn*ling Don for the Klondike.
Evil That Has Been
Done to the
Christianity as the New
"Votaries of the Faith
Regard It.
Missionaries Must Be Careful
to Live Uprightly Be
fore Converts.
Evil Example That Often Turned th,«
Minds of the Natives
Special Dispatch to The Call.
BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 15.— The Call
correspondent to-day secured advance
proofs of Lilluokalani's new book,
"Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen,"
to be published heve in Boston this sea
son. The following extracts are char
acteristic: "Many whose names might
be mentioned have been perfectly will
ing to wear the uniform of the crown,
to display their gilt lace and brass but
tons on state occasions, and to ride
richly caparisoned horses with shining
accouterments through our streets, and
as long as the missionary party chose
the men that were to be thus decked
r>ut, honored and exhibited, it was nev
er alleged that the Hawaiian kings lov
ed display, and sought pomp and fuss
and feathers. Yet what had nur earlier
monarchs ever dcme for the public
good? Individually, nothing. They
had acquiesced in the course laid down
for them by the missionaries.
"The government established by these
pious adventurers was the government
of the day. Those of their number who
were able to get into government serv
ice drew their salaries faithfully, and
spent or saved as they saw fit, but ob
served a truiy religious silence as to the
folly of spending money on public dis
plays. This is the more remarkable be
cause there were other ways, even
then, of securing treasury deficiencies.
I remember that when G. P. Judd, W
Richards and R. Armstrong were Cab
inet Ministers, a deficiency so inex
plicable occurred that the Cabinet was
required to resign immediately and to
one of the retiring members the popu
lar appellation, 'Kauka-Kcrpe-Kala •
subsequently adhered pretty tenacious
ly. I refrain from translating, as the
title is not of honor, but it still clings
to the family as an heirloom."
She mildly recalls the friendship
and favor extended by Paki, her ad
opted father, to Mr. Gilman, and her
sorrow that he should have explicit
belief in all the absurd and wicked
statements circulated by the mission
ary party against her own character
and that of her people. "Papers were
sent to me," she writes, "wherein Mr.
Gilman had repeated and vouched for
the truth of these abominable politi
cal scandals, and at first I could
scarcely credit it, for this man was
often at the house of my adoption and
showed great partiality for my society
when I was a young girl and he a
young man. He knew Paki and Konl,
a couple of the strictest mcrality,
whose household was organized on the
basis of the most regular family
habits and the most pious Christian
customs, and these had taken me from
my very birth under their parental
"He further knew me as the foster
sister and daily compp-nion of Mrs.
Bernice Pauahl Bishop, where I was
ever under the kind care of her hus
band, ,Hon. Charles R. Bishop, a
couple whose principles of exalted
piety, whose love for all that Is good
and honorable and pure are too well
known to need at this moment tha
least praise from me, and whose pro
tection was ever and always surround
ing my earlier life. From their house
when I married I went directly to
that of my husband's mother, with
whom I lived to the day of her death,
not so very long ago."
She speaks with pleasure of the "gal
lant gentlemen, beautiful ladies and
fair young girls" who graced the re
ception given in her honor by Mrs.
L«e in Boston, but she sadly says:
"Although since my earliest remem
brance, I have been accustomed to cer
emonies and receptions, yet, even after
a winter's experience in Washington, it
is not easy for me to get over that
shrinking ga*e of strangers acquired
by years of retirement, eight months of
experience as a prisoner, and the hu
miliations of the time when I was un
der the supervision of Government
spies or custodians.
"It should be remembered in reading
this that nations newly converted to
; Christianity have an unpleasantly lit
j eral way of applying it, and when in
\ jured by a Christian suffer in their re
i ligious sensibilities. Also, they believe
I their Bibles,"
Tie Queen closes hQP boofe with, a sel«

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