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VOLUME LXXXIIL— XO. 133.
THE PRESIDENT FAVORS ARMED INTERVENTION MADRID RIOTS THE EVIL WORK OF WEYLERITES Victory That Has Been Gained by the Diplomacy of McKinley Appreciated in Spain. Copyrirhted, 1£93, by James Gordon Bennett. MADRID, April 11.— Doubtless exaggerated accounts of the disturb ances last night will be sent out. The whole affair was a most harmless thing. There was no rising of popu lar sentiment as is sought to be rep resented by the yellow press. About one hundred hungry vagabonds, hired at a cheap price, at from one and a half to two pesetas each, by Robiedo, Weyler & Company, were told where to go and what to do. It was a holiday, and as usual on Buch days there were thousands of idle people, glad of the opportunity of creating public sentiment against the Government of the United States. When the hoodlums were begin ning their movement, General Wood ford was quietly strolling with his daughter and another young lady, wearing the happy countenance of a man who considered peace in sight. The Governor of Madrid, grasping the nature of the demonstration, de cided up to a late hour to let the people shout to their hearts' content. Then when their noise began to dis turb those desiring to sleep the police arrived and the disturbers, like a pack of sheep, dispersed. To-day, by a printed proclamation, notice is given that the nonsense must not begin again, otherwise the disturbers will be summarily punished. Numerous groups In the Puerta del Sol and in front of the offices of the Minister of the Interior this even ing raised the cry "Viva Espana." The gendarmes and the police scat tered them and occupied the square, but the groups quickly reformed sev eral times, until finally the gen darmes charged the crowd. Many were injured or arrested. Throughout the evening demon strations continued in various quar ters. The police and gendarmes re peatedly dispersed large crowds and there have been several arrests in the lower quarters. Calm has finally been restored, but the gendarmes are patrolling the streets and other precautions are maintained. LONDON, April 12.— The Madrid correspondent of the Standard rays: "The most important feature ir the THE MESSAGE IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. (From a Description by Telegraph.) SPANIARDS ARE LOSING GROUND. HONGKONG, April 11.—Ad vices received from a trust worthy source report that the insurgents in the Philippines are gaining on the Spaniards. new stage of the relations between Spain and the United States is the fact that Spain, having granted at the request of the Pope and the powers a suspension of hostilities, which she had persistently refused to grant when President McKinley sug gested it, the American Government and diplomacy now consider their hands free, as they were no party to , the arrangement thus made by the ; Pope and the powers with Spain. "Their contention is that Spain, i having taken upon herself to grant ; unconditionally the suspension of hostilities, % without any mutual agreement or conditions between the American and Spanish Governments, nothing can be asked or expected from America, who will merely look : on to see what comes out of this sort of armistice and of any negotiations between the Cuban autonomist Gov ernment and the insurgents. ''When in time events allow the ; United States to judgeof theresultsof ! a suspension of hostilities and of the negotiations as to home rule, Ameri ca will consider herself free to act in 1 accordance with American interests i and to insist upon a permanent set tlement of the Cuban question to se cure peace in Cuba; and all simply because McKinley made no engage ment for the present or future with the Pope and the European powers, who are alleged to have conjointly induced Spain to grant the suspen sion of hostilities. "Tliis must be borne in mind in order to understand why most of the pending questions between the two countries stand just as they were a week ago. The only clear result at tained, as the Madrid Government well knows, is the indefinite post ponement of a rupture, if the Ameri can Congress indorses the view of President McKinley and leaves him with full powers to decide upon the The San Francisco Call SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 1898 - TWENTY PAGES. AMERICAN FLAG MADE A TARGET FOR VOLLEYS OF OVERRIPE EGGS Typical Demonstration of Spanish Malice Mani fested in a Theater at Santiago de Cuba. KINGSTON, Jamaica, April ll.— ln an interview to-day Dr. Caminero oF the United States Marine Hospital at Santiago de Cuba, who arrived here a few days ago with the United States Consul there— Mr. Hyatt— told me oF an incident illustrating the intense feeling against Americans among the Spaniards in Cuba. "Four or five days before the Brooklyn left Santiago," Dr. Caminero said to me, "there was a performance in one of the theaters for the pdrpose of raising a patriotic fund for the Government of Spain. During the evening there were cries from the audience of 'Death to Americans!' and 'Long live Spain!' At the per formance a United States flag was shown, and with shouts of 'Death to Americans!' the Spaniards pelted the flag with stale eggs and rotten fruit. Before this perform ance the Spanish local committee came to me and asked me to buy a ticket to aid the fund. I told the committee to 'Go to 1' "We could see torpedoes in the harbor oF Santiago as we leFt. They had been placed there two or three days beFore. We left the United States Consulate in Santiago and relief supplies intended for the reconcentrados in charge of the British Consul there. Spanish troops in Santiago are dying rapidly of malaria, yel low fever and kindred diseases. The death rate of the population of the town is as high sometimes as 105 a day. On the contrary, the insurgents are vigorous and there is little disease among them. They are positively getting fat on the war. "Almost the entire white population oF the island Favors annexation to the United States, and the Feeling is growing. I think annexation is destined. While in Cuba I refused to pay taxes, and must now owe the Spanish Government several thousand dollars. I know of at least ten or fifteen Americans who were left behind. If not taken off they will probably go into the interior. Exit from Santiago is easy." According to Dr. Caminero, the instructions to Consul Hyatt to leave Cuba came first to United States Consul Dent here from Washington and were here trans lated into the British cipher code by the British Consul and then sent to the British Consul— Mr. Ramson— in Santiago. Mr. Ramson communicated the orders to Mr. Hyatt, but Mr. Hyatt refused to leave the island without direct instructions from Washington. The steamship which was to take the American officials away was compelled to wait twenty-four hours until Mr. Hyatt heard From Washington. best course to follow, according to the march of events." SAYS SPAIN WILL WIN ON THE SEAS. Admiral Beranger Does a Little Boasting to Bolster the Fright ened Dons of the Navy. MADRID, April 11.— El Heraldo de Madrid publishes an interview with Admiral Beranger, former Minister of Marine, in the course of which he ex pressed his confidence in the ability of the Spanish navy to win In the event of war with the United States. "There la no teas," said Admiral Ber Copyright, 1898, by James Gordon Bennett anger, "of our Cuban ports being ex posed to a night attack, inasmuch as Havana, Cienfuegos, Nuevitas and San tiago de Cuba are defended by electric and automatic torpedoes with a large radius of action. "The late Senor Canovas del Castillo, who paid attention to these matters, decided in accord with myself to send to Cuba 190 torpedoes which must have been placed in those harbors. Chacon, the well known torpedo expert, under took to convey and place the engines. "I have alread ■ said that by sea we shall be victorious. I will give you my reasons. The first is the excellent dis cipline maintained on our warships; the second is that on board the American vessels, as soon as firing is opened, a panic will set in; stop* 1 - it is . common knowledge that their crewa comprise men of every nationality. Pitted ship against ship, then, we have nothing to fear." CARDINAL RAMPOLLA HOPEFUL OF PEACE. : LONDON, , Apni 11.— '. Rome cor respondent iof * the gf Daily | Mail | tele graphs ; that he \ has - had •' an ■ interview with Cardinal Rampolla, the Papal sec- i retary .of state, who : expressed ; himself ', as -. satisfied with § the present phase )of i ;^ the situation, and ; is i hopeful i concern :ing the ? outcome ;of ; the Pope's action. He • declined to ;go I into ) details, but ? in dictated :< that % he p expected a dl snatch from .< Washington announcing: -an ap« , preaching solution of the OUBLpultz, ; , PROOF OF THE TREACHERY OF GEN. WEYLER Lee Has Documents Con victing Spain of De stroying the Maine. Congress Will Act on Wednes day, and Probably in the Form of a Declara tion of War. NEW YORK, April v.— The Herald's Key West correspondent sends the following: There now seems no doubt that Lee will present documents to President McKinley proving absolutely that Weyler placed mines in Havana harbor and planned destruction for any Amer ican warship that might visit Havana, on a friendly mission or otherwise. Lee's assumption is that a Weyler sympathizer in the navy yard was the actual agent who accomplished the purpose, planned by Weyler, of destroy ing the Maine. Upon this Lee's mind dwelt when, just before the Fern raised anchor on Saturday evening, he proposed a sentiment which concluded with the open charge that a Spanish mine caused the death of the officers and men of the Maine. One of the attaches of the Consulate in Havana, who is here yet, awaiting orders which will probably come from Washington to-morrow afternoon, assured me that Lee carries indisputable proof of Weyler's perfidy. My informant has for months been very close to Lee aud cer tainly knows whereof he speaks. He said that if the papers the American Consul carried are made public they will cause an international sensation. These papers are in most cases original documents and are fully attested. One places Weyler in the posi tion of a self-confessed butcher who would willingly sacrifice the lives of hundreds of human beings for the simple reason that they happened to be connected with an American warship. In other words he openly boasted his ability to blow out of water any Yankee ship that entered Havana har bor, no matter what position might be taken. The mines were so carefully arranged that they commanded every anchorage in the harbor. My informant also intimated that Lee carried to Washington a plan of the harbor, showing the location of the mines and the methods and means of operating them from the arsenal. NEW YORK, April n.— The Her ald's Washington correspondent tele graphs: With the American Congress quarreling over the President's message in an effort to formulate a line of poli cy, Spain will have a reasonable time for negotiating for terms of peace with the Cubans. The situation as it exists to-night is perhaps none the less threatening; NEWS OF THE DAT. Weather forecast for San Fran cisco: Fair on Tuesday; northerly changing to westerly wind; probably fog and much colder Tuesday after noon and night. Maximum temperature for the past twenty-four hours: San Francisco 84 degrees Portland 82 degrees Los Angeles 74 degrees San Diego 64 degrees Sacramento 80 degrees FIRST PAGE. President for Armed Intervention. Spaniards Insult Old Glory. Weylertteß Riot at Madrid. SECOND PAGE. To Mass Infantry In the South. De Castro In Washington. Statesmen on the Message. Americans Flee From Porto Rico. Lee Gets an Ovation. Nevada Bars Starving Klna. Minister and Layman Fight. THIRD PAGE. The Message Means War. Comment of the Press. FOURTH PAGE. The Message in Congress. Reports of Consuls In Cuba. Plans for an Armistice. FIFTH PAGE. The Election at San Jose. Woman Burned to Death. Sacramento Republicans Act. Elections In Many Towns. Work oT the Supervisors. PRICE FIVE CENTS. but one point has been gained for Spain — delay. President McKinley is a great believer in time for curing all evils, and he is op timistic enough to still believe that peace may be evolved out of the complicated situation. He has made up his case for Congress and is willing to share the re sponsibility with that branch of govern ment in carrying out any measures that NEWS OF THE DAT. FIFTH PAGE. New Bohemian Club President. SIXTH PAGE. Editorial. The President's Message. Please Explain. Postal Savings Banks. . .:■-■' Tweedledum ■ and Tweedledee> J A West Indian Station. ~. Panama or Nicaragua. " Stories From the Corridors. Our Naval Victories. : SEVENTH PAGE. News From Across the Bay. 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