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VOL. XXI.— NO. 147.
FIGHT IS AT HAND Engagement Between Cervera and Schley or Sampson Hourly Expected SPANIARDS ARE DESPERATE Cannot Remain at Santiago or Escape Without Giv ing Battle IHEY MUST FIGHT OR STARVE BELIEVED THEY WILL HUN THE i. Vi VI LET AND TAKE CHANCES Admiral Sampson's Maneuvers In dicate a Belief That tbe Spaniards Will Slake a Dash for Havana if They Escape From Santiago Bay Government Believed to Be ln I'oHsesslon of Information of an Impending Big Engagement Be tween tin- Opposing Fleet*. Washington Bureau St. Paul Globe, ) Corcoran Building. \ Special to The St. Paul Globe. WASHIXGTOX, May 26. — Despite the strict censorship that is being ex ercised by the government in the sup pression of news bearing upon the movements of the American squadron, it is pretty definitely known tonight that Commodore Schley has Admiral Cervera, of the Spanish squadron, bot tled up in Santiago bay, while Admi ral Sampson is in the Bahama chan nel, prepared to Intercept Cervera should he manage to elude the vigi lance of Schley, and at the same time keeping advised of the situation at Santiago, in order that he may, if oc casion requires, go quickly to the as sistance of Commodore Schley. Admiral Sampson's squadron will prevent Cervera from making the port of Havana without a battle, should he be fortunate enough to creep out of Santiago bay by night, which con tingency is most remote, and so re garded in official circles. DECISIVE BATTLE EXPECTED. There is reason to believe that the government is ln possession of infor mation -with reference to the move ments and intentions of tbe squadrons under Sampson and Schley and the whereabouts of the Spanish fleet that Indicates a decisive action between the Spaniards and the combined squadrons of Sampson or Schley, or a definite of ficial notification that Admiral Cer vera's fleet is in Santiago bay, and cannot escape without giving battle. It is believed that the Spaniards will flght rather than be starved into submission, and hence will, at the first opportunity, make a break for the open and get out of the trap into which they have fal len, even at the risk of being compelled to give battle to a mucih superior fleet. This theory is being combatted with the argument that such a course would be suicidal on the part of Admiral Cer vera—that he would be compelled to run the gauntlet of the American bat tleships through a channel scarcely 300 feet wide, with little hope of escaping annihilation. Summed up, to remain in Santiago bay with Commodore Schley on the outside means eventual though perhaps deferred discomfiture for the Spaniards, while to venture out would be but a forlorn hope and lead to speedier destruction. There is growing belief, however, that the Spaniards would prefer to take the latter alterna tive when fully convinced that to re main bottled up could result only In final surrender. TO IXTERCEPT CERVERA. The maneuvers of the squadron com nu.nded by Admiral Sampson would Indicate that the American comman ders anticipate a probable dash for Havana by the Spanish fleet. There is yet remaining a doubt as to the suc cessful bottling up of the Spanish squadron at Santiago. For that reason Admiral Sampson, with a fleet sufficiently powerful to annihilate the one commanded by Cervera, is sta tioned directly ln the path the Spanish Admiral would be compelled to take in order to reach Havana. Therefore, that a naval battle Is imminent, and may occur at any hour, is regarded by many as a foregone conclusion. If Cervera runs away from Schley he will sail right into Sampson. That he can escape both is not conceded by any- TODAY'S BULLETIN. Page. I— Early Naval Battle Expected. War's Opportunity Lost. Republicans in a Tangle. Madrid Talking Peace. 2— Minnesota Men Waiting Word. News of Camp Thomas. Minnesota's New Quo a. J— Red Cross Work. License Transfers Illegal. 4— Editorial. At the St. Paul Hotels. Shortage in Troops Surprising. # 6 — Sporting. St. Paul Beaten by Columbus. Irishmen Oppose Alliance. 6 — Markets. Cash Wheat. $1.75. Bar Silver, 57% c. 7 — Minneapolis Matters. News of the Northwest. News of the Railroads. New Brighton Sale Fails. B— Commerce Commi*i=lon Adjourns, Stocking Divorce Case. Savings Charter Valid. Allemannia Bank to Reopen. SL Paul Social N«««. THE ST. -PAUL GLOBE one, but that he will take desperate chances and fight lt out ln the open is the theory given most credence. STRANGE SILENCE. That the government has heard noth ing from either Schley or Sampson is generally disbelieved. lt is known that Schley is within a day's run of a cable line, by the use of which he could communicate with Washington, while Sampson is not so far distant but that he could have brought infor mation to a cable station since Mon day morning, when it is known Samp son was in the vicinity of Havana. Tha strange silence clinches the belief that the American naval commanders ex pect to strike a decisive blow, and quickly, and the absence of any direct information from them — or, rather the failure to make such information pub lic — but goes to show that there is every likelihood of a hostile meeting on the sea before the close of the present wtek. COUNCIJ- OP WAR Indicates Something Momcntoai Is About to Occur. WASHINGTON, May 26.— Secretary Long said at the close of offlce hours today that no word had come from any of the scouting vessels so numerous in West Indian waters concerning the Spanish flying squadron, wherefore he concluded that Cervera was still ln Santiago harbor. Supposedly Schley is lying outside waiting to prevent the progress of the Spanish vessels, but, while there is evidence of a certain kind on that fact, there has been no of ficial confirmation of it. This is a lit tle remarkable in view of the fact that it is only a day's run for one of Schley's swift torpedo boats from Santiago to a cable port in Haytl. There is also a curious lack of information from news paper dispatch boats on this point. COUNCIL OF WAR. Probably it was this uncertain state of affairs that induced the president to call a consultation at the White house today between Secretaries Alger and Long and Gen. Miles and the members of the naval board, Admiral Sicard, Capt. Crowninshield and Capt .Mahan. As stated by one of the members of the conference the purpose was to go over the whole situation, from the Philippines to Cuba and Porto Rico, and decide just how far the plans al ready laid should be modified to meet conditions. This involved a discussion of most important points, as the pro priety of the immediate advance of the military forces upon Cuba; the credi bility of the advices so far had touch ing the location of the Spanish squad ron; the policy of preceding the Cuban expedition, or accompanying It with one directed against Porto Rico, and, finally, the extent of the military assist ance to be sent to Admiral Dewey at Manila. NEW GUNS TESTED. Spanish Experts Were Pleased With Resnlts. MADRID, May 26.— According to El Epoca, the Conservative organ, the cabinet council today, the queen re gent presiding, discussed three points in the proposed note to the powers— the matter of the bombardments by the American squadron; the alleged use of the Spanish flag by the Ameri cans at Guantanamo, and the cutting of International cables by the Ameri cans. Duke Almodovaf de Rio conferred until a late hour this evening with Se nor Leon y Castillo, the Spanish am bassador to France. News from Cadiz describes the trial of the artillery of the armored cruiser Emperador Carlos Quinto. All the warships at Cadiz have steam up constantly, and early yesterday the Emperador Carlos Quinto left the har bor, carrying a commission of experts consisting of Gen. Jacome, chief of the arsenal; Col. Sanchez, chief of artillery; Col. Alonso, chief of engineers, the captain of the port, and other mem bers of the technical staff. Three shots were fired from the twen ty-eight centimeter gun, which is mounted in a protected turret, with electric and hand-firing mechanism, the Emperador Carlos Quinto being the only Spanish warship furnished with these improvements. CALL, WAS ANSWERED. Nearly 120,000 Men Have Been Mus tered on the First Call. WASHINGTON, May 26.— The work of mustering the volunteers into the service of the United States under the president's first call for troops is prac tically completed. Adjutant General Corbln announced late tonight that the number of volun teers so far reported were 118,000, and that enough were prepared for muster to swell the number to between 121,000 and 122,000. It is not expected by the war department that quite the full number called for will be mustered into the army, as nearly all of the states are short of the number called for by their quota. A SPANISH ACQUISITION. The Steamer Havel Has Been Bought for a Spanish Company. LONDON, May 27.— A dispatch to the Daily Telegraph from Hamburg says: The North German Lloyd steamer Hav el has been sold to the Spanish Com panla Trans-Atlantica and has gone to Barcelona. SUSPECTED SPANISH SPY. Similarity In Names Discovered at Winnipeg. Special to The St. Paul Globe. WINNIPEG. Man., May 26.— Inquiry has been made here regarding Frank "Miller," arrested at Tampa, Fla., a suspected Spanish spy and formerly a member ot the North- I west mounted police. The books of that force show that a Frank ! Arthur Mellor. of London, Eng., was mustered ; In in 1886 and purchased his discharge tho : following year. He was seen in Montreal last j month by acquaintances, and was then a clerk in the Webster house, and told his friends he was going to the United States. He was formerly a member of A battery Quebec. His record is good. IN A COLLISION AT SEA. CALCUTTA, May 26.— Further particulars regarding the disastrous collision on Tuesday between the British India Steam Navigation company's steamer Mecca and her sister ship the Lindule, show that the former had 300 persons on board. Her passengers were mostly Asiatics. The Mecca was towing the Lirdula, which was disabled, when the haws t parted and the two steamers crashed together. The Mecca sank and her captain and fifty-two others were drowned. The Lindula brought the survivors to this port. FRIDAY MORNING MAY 27, 1898. HOUR TO INVADE IS PAST THE GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY OF THE WAR GONE. Delay In Assembling nn Army a Les son That May ReHctlt In a Radical Change in the National Guard Sys tem Not Ready to Fight a Sev enth Rate Power After Months of Warning. Washington Bureau St. Paul Globe, [ Corcoran Building. _ Special to The St. Paul Globe. WASHINGTON, May 26.— The public is still treated daily with an account of the immediate invasion of Cuba which, it is asserted, is about to take place. Of course, this prediction if'con tinued long enough, and with sufficient regularity, will come out right, and perhaps before many days; but a large number of past prophesies have fallen by the wayside. The advantages of a successful in vasion of Cuba as a means of bring ing the war to a close, are manifest, and in addition to the military value of such an expedition, there was a few weeks ago the humanitarian motive. It might then have been possible to re lease and relieve the reconcentrados. But now that motive must be dropped ;rom the calculations; those reconcen trados who are not already dead are so situated that they can live through anything. Besides the collapse of the humani tarian argument, which is negative, comes a strong positive reason for keeping out of Cuba in the approach of the rainy setson. A successful in vasion four weeks ago would have saved the reconcentrados and might have been accomplished before the time of heavy mud and malarial fevers. 9 DELAY FATAL. Every day's delay, therefore, In creases the argument for putting the matter over until fall, although much will depend upon the operations of the navy. If the president could see a chance of hastening the end of the war by sending an army across the channel ln the next ten days, he would doubt less do it, and that such a conclusion may be reached is, of course, ii:>t out of the question. It Is quite generally agreed tbat an invasion of Cuba immediately -.fter the declaration of war would have been an excellent military movement, if we had possessed a army ready to do it. But there were not enough regulars that could be spared, and the volunteers were not in shape to go. This war Is showing us how long it will take us to get ready for land right ing, and in that way is teaching us some needed lessons. Placid reliance upon the superiority of American genius has been to a great extent the attitude of the past. But war is large ly a question of arithmetic, and that is something which, fortunately for us, if we must learn it at all, we are ac quiring from -a seventh-rat-3 power, which cannot charge us very heavy tuition fees. WARNED IN TIME. Prospects of an embroilment had been apparent for three years, and for many months before the destruction of the Maine it was apparent that conditions THE CLIFF ENCIRCLED BAY OF" SANTIAGO DE CUBA. ln Cuba were reaching that point which must sooner or later be regarded by the American people as intolerable. Two months elapsed between the Maine af fair and the declaration of war, and now another month and more has passed, and yet from all sides reports came of how much needs to be done, what additional training is required, and what provisions must be hurried to the camps. And this after months of warning, and, In a sense, of expectation. LOGICAL L_^SOX. Since we are so unprepared after so much warning, the question arises, what would have happened if some great power as the aggressor had sud denly attacked us? If France, for in stance, had broken loose on us with a sixty days' notice, we might now be holding congress in Denver, and the damage which would have been inflict ed upon us, especially on the eastern seaboard, in the opening months of such a war would have been incalcula ble. It Is fortunate that we are deal ing with a worn out seventh-rate power, and not with one of the great nations of Europe. The lesson which these considerations is giving congress is that something shoud be done to make the militia more immediately available for national de fence. And as between a large Increase in the regular army or a more effiective national guard, the latter would be im measurably more In line with our tra ditions, and vastly more economical. A nation that has a small standing army should have the larbest and best militia possible, and yet all past efforts to im prove and reorganize that first line of reserves have fallen flat. The great questions of the Fifty-sixth and succeeding congresses will be mili tary and naval, and the chairmen of those committees, the big men of house and senate. Either we must wash our hands of foreign entanglements or be better prepared to meet them when they come. ENVOYS FROM GARCIA CUBAN GENERAL SENDS HIS AIDS TO "WASHINGTON Personal Assurances of Hearty Co operation Come From the Cuban Commander There Are Upwards of 20,000 Well Armed Tro<opg in the Field Ready to Act— —Garcia's O Ulcers Have a Conference. WASHIXGTOX, May 26.— Secretary Alger and Gen. Miles conferred today with two officers from the staff of Gen. Garcia, Gen. Enrique Collazo and Lieut. Col. Charles Hernandez, who came direct from Garcia's headquar ters bearing credentials from him to effect a plan of co-operation with the American forces. Col. Herandez says Garcia has his headquarters at Bayamo, one of the large towns ln the central part of the island. Gen. Garcia and his staff, with a body guard of several hundred men, are quartered inside the city. With him is Gen. Babl and his staff and body guard. The Infantry and cavalry are quar tered in the suburbs. Col. Hernandez says that the com missary and quartermaster's depart ment is unknown ln the sense used by army officials here. In lieu of these, companies not fully armed are or ganized as "predios." The duty of the "predios" is to bring meat, ample sup plies being secured from Puerto Prin cipe and vegetables which are grown quickly in the woods. The system works perfectly, Cur. Hernendez says, and the troops are kept well fed and in good spirits. Col. Hernandez suys communication Is maintained with Gen. Gomez and with points along the coast. From these he has a general Idea of the Cu ban forces, outside of these with Gan. Garcia at Bayamo. He estimatis that there are 12,000 men, all of them well armed, east of La Trocha, and con stituting the forces^ in the eastern di vision of ths Island, under Gen. Garcia. These include the 3,000 at Bayamo, the others being scattered at various points. He estimates Gen. Gomez's imme diate command at about 3,000 men, with 6.000 men scattered at various points. In all there are, according to the estimates of Gen. Collazo and Col. Hernandez, about 20,000 to 25,000 troops actually in the fltld. It is understood that the purpose of the present visit of Garcia's officers is to give that igeneral's assurance to the authorities here of his desire to give every possible aid to American move ments. Similar assurances have coma from Gen. Gomez and have been pre sented by Secretary Quesada, LEGISLATION IN A TANGIE THE EEPUBLICANS DIVIDED AS TO THEIE POLICY A Compromlae That Will Pass a Rev enue Bill, Shelve Hawaiian An nexation and Secure an Early Adjournment in Some Favor, but It "Will Have a Rough Road to Travel ln Congress. Washington Bureau, St Paul Globe, ) Corcoran Building. J Special to The St. Paul Globe. WASHIXGTOX, D. C, May 26.— Legislative affairs are in a serious •tangle, and the outcome a subject of much speculation. The administration and its congressional followers are now looking to the senate to pass the revenue bill, and to the house to start annexation, by joint resolution, ln mo tion. Speaker Reed, in the house, and the senate Democrats who are opposed to both annexation and the Republi can revenue programme, aided by a few conservative Republicans like Hale and Aldrich, would like to make a trade, by which the revenue bill might be promptly passed, Hawaiian annexa tion shelved and an early adjourn ment secured. Such an agreement is certainly under consideration, and there is no doubt that the parties named would be glad to carry out its terms. ALLIAXOE POSSIBLE. A few Republican senators, who are counted on as favoring Hawaiian an nexation as an independent proposal, are now willing to go into such an al liance, believing that, If they consent to take in the Hawaiian islands, they may be caught in the whirlwind, and, when the war is over, be compelled by logic of their position to undertake the annexation of a great deal of the rest of the world. This prospect staggers them, and they prefer to let Hawaii go over till a time when lt may be possible to con sider all such projects together. This Is making a few senators at least will ing to go ln on the early adjournment programme, even though nominally committed to Hawaiian annexation. Another argument is the desire to get the revenue bill through promptly. Sagacious leaders like Aldrich, of Rhode Island, are not altogether sure that It will be an easy matter to beat down the Populistic element in the revenue bill, since the senate has of late been so potent in financial legisla tion, and they are inclined to look upon a postponement of Hawaiian annexa tion as a small price to pay for ex torting a decent revenue measure from a hotbed of Populism, and to secure an early end of the session. Thus leav ing the conduct of the war in the hands of the administration. ROUGH ROAD. But strong as this combination may be, and powerful as are the arguments in favor of that course, the road which lt will have to travel is bound to be a rough one. The administration Repub licans are growing hotter for annexa tion with each day's progress of the war. They maintain that the expedi tions that we are sending to Manila will be compelled to violate Hawaii's neutrality law, and that this subject must not be allowed to go over under any circumstances. Some of them go further, and assert that the group of Republicans who broke party ranks on the Teller resolution and on the recognition of Cuba's independence, will join the Democrats on the revenue bill, if necessary, to compel Speaker Reed to send over the annexation resolu tion. There is plenty of obstructive ma terial in the senate. Mr. Teller has a lot of- sliver amendments, and Mr. Chandler would be willing to play bi metallism a little to keep a cross-fire on the rules of the house. In short, the prediction is freely made •that, if the speaker does nothing for annexation within a few days, the rev- _H_^^_S enue bill will be laid aside and possi bly loaded by Republican assistance with Populistic amendments of such a nature as to bring the house in con ference to terms and Speaker Reed to his knees. There is much stubborn ness and considerable ugly feeling on both sides, and before a settlement is reached there may be something of a congressional circus. TAWNEY AFTER TROUBLE. A house leader in the move to annex Hawaii at any cost is Tawney, of Minnesota. The fighting member of the First district is again heading a regiment of Reed's recon centrados and Hawaii is the objective point. Manila may be abandoned to her terrible fate, and Havana may still suffer from Blanco's Iron rule, but Honolulu must be saved. We must and will have annexation, and Tawney, armed for the coming conflict, is about ready to do battle with the mighty Caesar of the house. Tawney has some pretty strong house warriors on his staff. Gen. Grosvenor, the doughty old filibuster from Ohio, j was circulating a petition for a house caucus on Hawaii this afternoon. His task, however, was useless. The scheme for a caucus to force the speaker's hand, in fact, is about as good as abandoned. It is enjoying a series of postponements. This evening was first set for that purpose, but so cial arrangements of many members prevented. Friday evening would not do, because so many men are going home over the holiday, as the house adjourns from Friday to Tuesday. Tuesday evening Is now the time talk ed about, but most people believe that, when the speaker puts his foot down against the caucus, as he will, the thing will gradually fade from sight. Tawney and Hopkins are talking re bellion loudly, but lt Is not generally believed that their insurrection will centrados and Hawaii is his objective amount to much. SPEAKER'S POLICY. Although Reed has made It a rule of his career not to obtrude his pref erences to the extent of keeping a party measure pigeonholed when a clear ma jority of the Republicans of the house are in favor of acting upon it, yet this submission to the deliberate will of the responsible party does not prevent him from uttering his protest in a very vig orous way when he se. s his party rush ing madly into a blunder. That seems to be the situation with the Hawaiian annexation scheme. The house is undoubtedly favorable to it by a considerable majority; but it is the infatuation of madness, not the calm result of reasoning. The speaker has stood out single-handed so often against this class of jobs that he will probably try to do it again, if there is the faintest hope of success. At any rate, his party will not get past him with its annexation plan till he has read lt a lesson and a prophecy, and that will run something on this wise: "War necessity has always been the cloak for frauds and schemes without number, and the public watches the party in power to see how many such wrongs will be perpetrated on the fa miliar pretext. "With the prestige gained by the Republican party in 1896, it might have remained at the head of the govern ment for an indefinite period, by show ing that it could conduct a war with out scandal. To rush ih now and make the naval situation in the Pacific an excuse for effecting by legislation the scheme of annexation which had been unable to get past the senate In the form of a treaty would be to open the door for every kind of robbery. In a little while congress would run riot. "Apart entirely from the moral ques tions, or even tire administrative ques tions concerned, this move would be bad politics. The issue at the coming elections would not be the past record of the Republican party or the pend ing war or anything of that sort, but the annexation and kindred questions and every rag tag of scandal which could possibly be attached to the Re publican party in connection therewith, whether well founded or baseless, j would be dragged out and magnified, j Spain Embraces That Alter native to Escape a Revolution NEW MINISTRY WILL ACT In No Other Way Can th* Impending Crisis Be Averted QUEEN REGENT WAS WABNEU , i " i DEFEAT OF THE SPANISH WtMW*f\ MEANT ANARCH V I.\ MADRID Would Hot Listen to the Plen» of Royal Relative* Madrid Jour nals Irge the Spanlnh Govern, ment to Relieve the Siifl.r.n^ People of That I'nfortunate t oim_ tr > Famine Feed* the Flame* of Revolt HelpleaHneaa of Ihe Spanish Cauae Shown ln Ihe Bat tle at Manila. MADRID, May 26.— The political out look is brighter, and the ministerialists believe that a cabinet crisis can be averted. Capt. Auleon, minister of ma rine, declared in the corte3 today (Thursday) that when an opportunity presented itself the cabinet would not fail to do its best to bring about an honorable peace. The dominant not of public opinion here is a desire to find some way to honorable peace, as Spain has nothing to gain by an indefinite prolongation of hostilities. All idea that France will intervene, however, is now abandoned, and hop_s are fixed upon the possibility that Duke Almodover de Rio, the new minister of foreign affairs, will find some fitting occasion on which to take the initiative. QUEEN IS STUBBORN. LONDON, May 26.— A Madrid dis patch says a revolution will follow th_ defeat of the Spanish fleet. The queen regent refuses to fly from the capital. The defeat of the Spanish fleet, whi.-h the best informed persons regard as only a matter of a few days, is bound to precipitate an outbreak. Knowing this royal relatives urged the queen regent to leave Madrid, buc she stubbornly refused. SPAIN'S HELPLESSNESS. HONG KONG, May 26.— Capt. Con cha, of the ill-fated Spanish cruise. Don Juan de Austria, destroyed at th-** battle of Manila, says that the Spanish commanders were quite aware that fighting was hopeless, but were forced to lt by the state of public opinion at Manila. He and other officers wished to steam out of the harbor to met: the Americans, but Admiral Montejo forbade that. Capt. Concha says the Spanish fleet was in a disgraceful condition. The engines of the cruiser Don Antonio de Ulloa were broken; the Castilla was leaking and needed engines to keep the water under; the Don Juan de Austria, had only two guns that could be fired; the Marques del Duero had only ono gun; while the Isla de Culxa and the Isla de Luzon had only their decks pro tected. He declares, however, that had the Americans not withdrawn by 11 o'clock the Spanish intended to ste.un out and die to the last man. PEACE IS NEAR. Prediction in Line With Ihe ■■.__ 1 pen n Ont look. LONDON, May 27.— The Paris cur respondent of th> Dai y Telegraph re ports an interview h^ has had with Dr. Betanoes, representative of th<* Cuban republican government in Paris. Dr. Betances exprtssts th- Bra c n victlon that the wa- will be over s. on er than is though: in Europe. "The Americans," he says, "will « x perience no d.fflculty in landing troops. who will at once be jolr.td by insur gents, who are much stronger than ia generally supposed. Nor is there r.ny doubt that Rear Admiral Sam* son w 11 strike a heavy blow shortly. The in surgents would rather accept annexa tion by the United States than the autonomy which Spain would grant. Before another werk the Americans will be masters of Havana and be firmly established in Cuba." "GRAVE MEASIRES." MADRID, May 26, 11:30 p. m.— El Correa (Liberal) says it is nmml that "grave measures" have been taken against the military chief of the Philippines. The government has received no in- - formation onthe subject. The Comtesse de Paris has returned to Paris. ij War News in Brief. ji Big naval engagement is imminent. ij Admiral Cervera expected to try to as ? jl cape from Santiago bay. ij Admiral Sampson in Bahama ihsn:i I. ji prepared to intercept Cervera should he? lj make a dash for Havana. ji Believed the Spanish admiral will pie'er'j ? light to starvation. I ji Spain may sue for peace. I ij Revolution in Spain will tollow do-? ji feat of Admiral Cervera's fleet. ? ij Queen regent urged to flee from Madrid. S but refuses. i 1 Famine threatens the Spanish proving-. \ Hopelessness of Spain's cause shj*n at? ( > .Manila. J (' New Spanish minister of foreign uffiir \ expected to secure an honorable pence at? ) en early date. ( Spaniard- te3t new electric guns. ?