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W, Elder and City of Topeka Iavs Portland Krerv i Dan lor at an Be- av rteaiaiau. MlaMUiaM fUIIi I ii Can a.m.r. JUa4 Iver. 4 Pef. SAN FRANCISCO. 6teamr Monthly from Portland to x kohama ana liong Kong, in con- b . el ion with tn U. K. JN. Por full Information call ea 0. R. 4 N. Agent F. C. HINDLE, Arlington, Or., or auaress W. H. HURLBUKT. uouai rmnger, a em, roruana, or. Gen. Agtt. Nor. vii'll tS I? p.,?, Or. Sotacrifce for the CONDON GLOBE All the New Ob fla Hi: a TO THE aJadJalKZ'Xai VOL. VIII. NEWS OF HIE WEEK From ell Parts of the New and Old World. BRIEF AND INTERESTING ITEMS Coanprahaaatira Ravlaw of tha Impor. nt ttappaalnti of th Oar- raat Waak. - Tim flrnt mining and JtrlKBtlon con gre eor heM in tha Paciflo North ,wot mtl In Ilakor City, Or., TuMtlay. Much lnlrct wai omnifcited and no meroua dulegatea attemlad. , A Caira dinpatoh inyn: It la an nounced that the gunlwata and Anglo Egyptian troopa attacked Shandy Sat urday, dttatroyed tha torta, captnred qaantitloa of grain, cattle and ammu nition and libera tad over 600 alavee. Tha derviahea loat 100 men. There worn no caaualtiea on the Anulo EuvD- tlnn aide. A London diuti:h aaya the aitna tion in the far Kaat ia oonaidered gloomy and unaatiafactory, and there ia dp diaconwnt here oyer the reunite of Lord Baliabury'a diplomacy. The uataten movement of toe Bmleh fiaet In Chineae watera haa cauaed aa much nnenaineaa In flnanciul clrclea aa aatia- faction among other claaaea. Thiaap-prt-beiiMlon would have affix: tod all claaene of aecoritiea It Amerioan atooka had not been remarkably buoyant, and oarneci everything upward. The OfJioial Meaaenirer. of St. Peteri burg, publlahea a cin-olar which haa ben telfgiauhd to the repreaentativea 01 KUMia atiroacl. it a aa fol own By Tlrttie of convention alirned at remng on March 87. Port Arthur and the port of Talion Wan and terrltorlea adjacent thereto have been ceded to Buaaia in unufrnot by China. Yon are rmjueated to notify the government to which you are accredited, addlnt that the above mentioned porta and terrlto rlea will be Immediately occupied by Ruailan troopa and the Kuaaian flag will tie holit.nl by the aide of the Chi- neae flag. Yon may at the aame time inrorui the foreign minister that tha port of Talien Wan will be open to for eign trade and that the Urgeat meaatire ot hoapttality will be extended to ahina of all friendly natioin." John O. Brady, governor of Alaaka. catne down on the laat ateamer from the north. He la on hie way to Waah Ington In the Internet of Alaskan legis lation. Governor Brady an id that all aaloom In Alaaka will be cloned, if it la within hia power. He doea not ex pect, however, that'thia will nut a atop to the oae and aale of liquor in Alaaka, it being hia opinion that pro- Dilution cannot be eucceaafully carried out there. Governor Brady declared bimat'lf in favor of high licenae. On hia viait to Washington he will endea vor to hare the general land lawa of the United btatea extended to Alaaka. He will atiggeat that a commiaaion be appointed to draft a code of lawa for the territory. Th United Btatea aupreme court haa decided that a pet-eon born in thic coun try of Cblneee pa rente ia entitled to citiaennhip. Cbinago Typographical union haa tel egraphed the llllnoia repreeantativea in corikrea calling for the Intervention of the United Statea toward ending th ! innuman war in uuba. Frank B. Clark, of Chicago, haa car- chased 1,000 feet of river frontage at Linnton, a few mile below Portland, Or., and la negotiating for mm. H. will construct a large ehin-buildlna plant. A diet kitchen and dispensary, where ' 1.000 aiek will be eared for daily haa been started In Havana. The kitchen waa built by tha central committee, and serves it purpose excellently. The alck and feeble will And the dispensary a great source of comfort and help. The dispatch of the British fleet from Halifax to Bermuda, following the agi tation for an Anglo-American alliance, oonaiderably commented upon by 'llomAtl London. The authorities explain mat it is merely considered de sirable that th British ships should be in the vicinity of Cuba in order to safely guard British commerce and British aubjecta, In eaae ot war. Th idea of Anglo-American co-operation In Cuba la aoouted. Th levee on th Wabash river, near Sullivan, Ind., went out with a break of 100 feet, entailing a lose of 1100,000. Twenty thousand acres of land are overflowed, and hundreds ot familiea are rendered homeless and destitute. Citiaena are responding for milua around in the enort to remove familiea . i . i. . . sioua. nunureiia of cattle and horses are hommed in Such a rush ot water was never known In this section of ooutry Mor9. Deep interest ia Wt In Havana in the newa received from the United States. La Luoha, in an editorial, anys: "The United States' note to Spain demanding that a date be fixed to end hostilities I simply a declara tion of war. It wn not issued until after the finding of the United Statea court of Inquiry had boen received. whioh finding is without sclent I flu oaais, anu ia open to -question even OP00 rr the moat prejudiced The Semite oommlttoe on anprooria- tiona has recommended that Cleve land's forestry order, reserving large area of land in many states, be re scinded. Should the order b rescind ed, the land, about 17,000,000 acres in all, would be restored to the public do main, and the state of Washington would be extensively affected. Senator Wilson haa secured an allowance ot $40,000 for tha military post at Spo kane, Wash.,, and 110,000 for the establishment of a ll.-)h hntiliciy t. Baker City, Or. J CONDON CONDON, ON 8TATEN ISLAND Oevernment Cortlrliiatlona damned Property. New York, April . Greet activity prevailaon the Stnton Inland ahore at the aotithern extenaion of Fort Wade worth, where the government haa ac quired reaidenoe property and iauaing it for fortification. Tenant! of condemned reaidonoea have received official notice from Major Adama, in command at Fort Wadaworth, that they mnat vacate in four duya. !, Much energy ia being exerted about Captain King'a residence. Even while the honnehold effeuta were being moved workmen were felling treea on the lawna and digging trenohea. Be yond the mine can be aeen the concrete emplacements of the battery ot disap pearing gone betonging to Fort Wada worth. In a diagonal line from the ruined domicile to the lawn in front of the King residence hundreds of workmen are making an enormooa trench. The excavated earth la carried beyond, where a growing mound murks the site of new battery whioh ia to be constructed This battery will command view of Houtb beach. Near by are other houaea lilt the ptoperty of private citizens who, however, will have to relinquish moui to the government. SPAIN'S ANSWER FINAL. Th aituatloa I Critical, Hat th Peo ple Da Mat Keallaa It. Madrid, April 4. According to the beat information obtainable today Hps In baa definitely reaolved not make any further conceeeione to the United Btatea. v lews irora an antnoruative source already bulletined to the preea from Madrid are Die substance of the official note on the a u Meet published today, The Spanish government takes a bright view of relatione with the United Statea, and believe peace ia secured, Important newspaper comment on the note in this strain. But inquiring made last evening of Minister Wood ford failed to secure anything confirm lng th optimiatio impressions prevail lug here, lie haa so earnestly been friend of peace throughout that hia silence now cause much anxiety diplomatic clrclea. Woodford was busy until late last night. The substance of yeaterday'a propoaala of the Spanish government, the"preaa learna, ia; First That the Insurgents should aak for an armiatioe, and not the Unit' ed Statea. oecona iiiat tne request lor an armistice should be dealt with bv the autonomist cabinet of Cuba, and with out the Intervention or good ofUoes of th United HUtea. VANDERBILT'S PATRIOTISM. In Cae of War He Will (Ilea th Gov . arnroent a 5,000.000 Warahlp. New York, April 4. W. K. Vander- bilt, it i rejortod, haa decided, In the event of war with Spain, to present to the government a warship to cost 15, 000,000. This Interesting information came fom a most reliable source, with the explanation that Mr. Vanderbilt, impressed with the Justice of the nation'a attitude, believed thia to be the moat direct and practical manner in which he could lie of service to hi country. Hia grandfather, Commodore Vanderbilt, during the civil war, pre sented to the federal government the steamship Vanderbilt, valued at $1,- 000,000. leonaelaet Hrana Killed. Dallas, Tex., April 4. A special to the News from Waco says: In the midst of busy preparations for city elec tion meetings, while bands were play. ing and Mattering handbills from their decorated vana culling the peoule to, gnther, W. O, Brann, editor of the Icouoolaat, and Captain M. T. Davis met and fought a revolver duel, which resulted in Bramt'a death tonight The combatants met at 0 o'clock on South Fourth street, in front ot the Cotton Bolt ticket ufllce. and after exchanging a few words, both began emptying their revolvers into each other'a bodie. When the battle waa over Brann was fonnd to be perforated In the left lung, the lelt leg, and the right foot. Davia waa ahot through the right lung and through both arms. The difficulty be tween the two men grew out of th Bran n-Bay lor feud ot lant year. Th ColTllle Mining Beam. Spokano, April 4. Mining men down from the north half of the Col villo reservation last night report a lively rush to the new camp of Ke pub lic, in hureka district. Four stages run daily, and men are rushing in by the hundred in wagona, on horseback and afoot. Capitalists are coming in la red lmmhera. anil tnunv tranufMra a y Doing made. Experts who have examined the Re- pnblio mine report that over 3,000,- 000 worth of gold ore has beeu blocked out The townsite wag put on the market two days ago, and men stood in line for houra to buy lots. Mining men predict that the town will have 10,000 population before next wintet. To Man a Monitor. New York, April 4. Orders wer received by the commander of the New York naval reserve today to send 100 men to League Island to bring to this port one of the monitors now there. The men wilt leave at 8:80 P. M. Ban Francisco, April 4. A water bf cycle driven by two men seated tandem fashion, may daily be -seen on the bay. It waa built oh original linos by F. O. Winquist, a foreman In th Union iron works, and B. Oleen, who proposes to sail up the Yukon. The strange craft in oonatruoted of aluminum and steel and it is Huiii a speed of 18 knot can be made. Testa have -proven the claims of the inventors and owners. They cnw'Od the by on the squally day the bulk Almy wu wrecked. GILLIAM CO., OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 7. 1898. ism "a :ho:miie issue made up President Regards War .Inevitable. as IMP0ETAT ; CABINET MEETINGS pain's Answer le Entirely Voeatlerae tary to This Coantry-The Mat tar Goes ta Congress. Washington. April 4. There la Ut ile doubt that the president and mem bers of hia cabinet now regard a con flict with Spain aa almost inevitable. In hia message to congress, whioh in all probability will be sent in early in the week, it ia understood that the president will review at some length the record aa it stands between thia government and Spain, but will not in sist npon further time in which to con tinue negotiations looking to a peace- iui settlement of the Cnban problem. xhe cabinet meeting thia morning waa unquestionably the moat Important held in many years. It received Spain'a answer to tne ultimatum of thia gov ernment, and finding it unastisfaotory. praotlcally decided upon a policy which at thia hour seems certain to involve hostilities. The whole record will be laid before congress, and the question ia now under earnest consideration of what shall be the particular form our policy shall take in bringing to an end the horrors in Cuba, and securing the independenoe of the island. Propositions ranging from a simple recognition of Cuban Independence to a straight out declaration of war have been urged at the capitol, but there ia hardly a doubt that the majority of congress await the executive lead be fore taking action, nd are disposed to adopt Mr. McKinley'a suggestion on this point. It is not thought that any of th resolution, except, possibly, a aimple recognition of independence, would lead to war. There were, of course, all aorta of rumors in circulation, including re ports of mediation by some European powers, but no such suggestion haa come to thia government, for as late as 6 o'clock, in response to a direct ques tion, Secretary Day said there had been no offer of mediation by any tor- oi(u government. Cabinet Member's Htatemajit. One member of the cabinet,' ipeaking nf the meeting today, said: in "In the morning, it was apparent to an oi us that, having exhausted all diplomatic efforts to bring about a bet ter condition of affair in Cuba, the whole question must be submitted to congress. At onr afternoon meeting. the president requested each member of the cabinet to express freely his in dividual opinion aa to what should be done. Th discussion was entirely on me lines indicated by the members, Nothing definite waa decided upon and no conclusions reached. The pres. laent will now take tiie viewa submit ted to him under consideration, pre paratory to ma message to congress winch will he sent early in the week. President MoKiniey has done great uei oi wore recently, and ap peara pretty well fatigued. Cotiae quently, he will taks some little rest before beginning work on tbe message. He haa not yet determined what rea ommetidation will be communicated to congress. , 'My own individual opinion ia that but little faith can be put in promisee mace ny Spain, and thia makea inehea Hate about accepting with any oonfl- dr.nce her latest proposals. In the first place, she promised a long time ago mat mo reconcenuaaos would be re leased; the result ahows this nromise has not been kept. Now she proposea to release them, but keep them under military aupervision. Who can tell whether she will adhere to this ex pieased intention? Broadly, there appear to be three courses open to the president in dealing further with thia matter. The first of these ia to accept the proposals submit ted py fcpgin In reply to the Amerioan representations, the aecond to relocate tha whole matter to congress, and let tnat body do as it seems nrooer which Itblnk would mean interven tionand the third, to take a middle atand. But, aa I said before, nothing haa yet been determined upon by the president, or, it he ha reached a de cision, he did not communicate it to the cabinet. Yea, reference waa made by Siain to the Maine matter in the reply she aent through Minister Woodford. She made no offer to pay tor the loea. but suggested that the matter be settled by arbitration. So far aa I recall, ahe ex. pressed no regret lor the aad occur rence, and the whole thing waa regard ed aa a cold-blooded statement." The reply of Spain ia said in effect to be representation that the independ enoe of Cuba means the parting or cession of Spanish territory, which cannot be done without the consent of the Spansish oortes, which will not be aeaslon until April 94. Then a connter-propoaitlon is submitted that the Cuban matter shall be settled upon oasis equitable among nations. The United Statea ia asked to give Soain time to treat with the insurgents and ascertain what can be done in the na ture of a peaceful aettlemont .... At Porto Rico. '" Madrid, April 4. The 8panish tor- podo flotilla haa arrived at Porto Rico, Kroger Wat Not Ataaeainated. London, April 1. A report was our- rent on the stock exchange today to the effect that President Kruger, of the South African republic has been shot and killed. The general representative of the Transvaal diaoredita the report. The etory ia probably a stock exchange canard. GEOB FLEET READY FOR ACTION. Extraordinary Preparation, Coder Way at Key Weet. Key West, Aprj) g -Every prepara tion for action was taken by the war ebipa today. The woodwork wag strip ped off exposed spots and aent aahore. Tbe wooden pilot-honses on the cruis ers were taken down. Even the steer er wooden box was removed from aome ships. These precaution have been dopted to prevent, as far aa pos ale, the danger of flying splinters in case of action. The officers aent their personal valuablea and belongings to be atored on shore. The Castine and two torpedo-boats loft their anchorage after dark, and ateamed to the eouthward, where they will patrol during the night. Thia precaution was ordered by Captain Sampson today. He is particularly anxious to watoh closely the southern entrance to thia harbor, and also to afford additional safety for the Iowa, Indiana and New York, which lie un- promoted six miles out. The naval station officials have re ceived ordera to overhaul their marine engineering stock, so that it could be used instantly in case of emergency. The establishment if a patrol is con aidered by the few who know of it aa most significant. The entire fleet ia now in readiness to move at 15 min utes, notice. Tbe five bodies from the Maine brought here last night were buried today with the usual aimple ceremony. ASKED BLANCO'S OPINION. How tha Situation Mo A ppeare In Madrid. New York. April 2. A dispatch to the World from Madrid says: The Spanish government has wired the sub stance of the negotiations between this country and the United States to Captain-General Blanco, at Havana, with a view of obtaining hia opinion on the opposition oi the insular government, the autonomist and other colonial par ties, and as to what disposition the army and the volunteers would show toward the contemplated means to has ten the pacification of Cuba. While conflicting impressions prevail in political and diplomatic circlea on the issue of the negotiations, the im pression ia that the government will do ita beat to secure peace by reason able concessions to America and Cuba. although complete independence may not be conceded. A GERMAN BLUFF. Aa Effort Mad to Secure roeeeaelon ot Liberia. New York, April 2. Joseph Hart sell, an American Methodist bishop in Africa, who haa just arrived from the Dark Continent, saya that while he was in Liberia a German gunboat ar rived and demanded 911,600 indemnity for an alleged offenae to a German subject. The indemnity waa calcu lated as follows: Damages to property, 3,500; $3,600 for threatening to stab the German and t4,600 for the expense of collecting the money with a gunboat. President Coleman refused to pay, whereupon the oommandei of the gun boat told him that Germany would waive the claim for indemnity it a treaty was entered into placing Li beria under Germany's protectorate. Thia was also declined and President Coleman commissioned Bishop Hart tell to endeavor to move England and the United States to back Liberia in ita effort to remain independent of German and Fiench interference. The bishop aaya he haa laid the mat ter before the British government and now intends taking it to the govern ment at Washington. Beach's Advice to tha Cabana. Washington, April 2. Representa tive C. B. Beach, of Ohio, sent the following telegram to President Palma, oi the Cuban junta: Having maintained tbe war for three years by their own bravery, re sources and sacrifices, unprecedented in all history, will the Cubans accept compromise when they can overhear in the throat of their brutal enemy death rattle? God forbid 1 Will com promise give you back your eon? W ill it unrape your daughter? Will it re vive tne mother wno urged them on with the breath which starvation al lowed? Fight it out. Uncle Sam is dusting off his uniform." For Relief of Cubans. Washington, April 2. Represents tive Wheeler introduced a bill today appropriating $600,000 to purchase provisions for the use of Cuban non combatants, and directing the presi dent to cause them to be conveyed at once to the starving people, and to use as much of the military and naval forces as necessary to attain this pur pose. It also directs the president to notify the Spanish government that thia proceeding is an aet ot humanity, and not intended as an aot of war. Freight Trains Collide. Chattanooga, Tenn., April 1. Two heavy freight trains on the Western & Atlantio railroad collided today near Adairsville, Ga. Engineer Elliot waa instantly killed and Engineer MoArdee fatally injured. The trains were com pletely demolished and a score of cars smashed into kindling wood. Several brakemen were badly injured. ' To Buy Danish We Indlea. Washington, April 9. genatot Lodge has reported from the committee on foreign relations a bill directing the president to purchase the Danish West India islands ot St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John, or any ot them, for a coaling atation. Five million dollars ia appropriated. : : ' i A lighthouse ot baiuboo haa been built In Japan. It is said to have power of rPHisting tbe wv. I BLAKCO'S LAST ORDER Liberates All Suffering Re concentrados. SPAIN IS VISIBLY WEAKENING Th Decree Directed ta tha Fonr Weet- am Province, pin,, del Rio. H- vana, Matama aad Santa Clara. Havana, aprn a. captain-general Blanco haa issued an important decree, dated March 80, and published thia morning, in which he directa the end of reconcentration in the four western provinces, Pinar del Rio, Havana, Ma- tanzaa and Santa Clara. The preamble seta forth that the pacification of the eastern provinces having been considerably advanced by the combined action of arms and the natural effect of the establishment of autonomy in giving aeenrity to the country, maaing possime the advance- ment of the ugar, tobaooo and food crops, it aiso neing near the time when the minor plantings give the ""'" "v.ng w uis laooring classes Tin TIPftflAnta! atA haltaeinn tl,n .I n has come to resume the normal condi ' ' -..v....6 " turns in the towns and villages, tc do away with tbe cause of suffering among the people, to remove ao far as possible all the effects of the concentrados 'and further to give complete liberty to all the country people to return to such places as they desire to do such labor as they may eeieot, this order ia isaned. Tbe preamble further saya that for the reconcentradoe who are without re sources or instruments with which to labor remaining in towns or centers previously set apart for their use, the colonial government proposes to the governor-general a plan of relief. In this plan, the mayors and alcaldes are ex pec ted to take part, establishing soup M.fev..iv..m, cm.., uu UUIUg nil la llieir power to terminate the existing misery. After the preamble, the order con tinues: "Article 1. After the publication of this order, the reconcentradoe and their families will be allowed to return home in the four provinces given above. "Article 2. Orders all relief com mittee and military authorities to fa cilitate the workinga nf the decree and also to aid the reconcentradoe in secur ing new bouses. "Article 8. Directs the colonial government, through ita secretary and ministerial officers, to prepare to exe cute all necessary ordera to secure for the country people work on public im provements and also to give food by economical kitchens to all suffering, attention being called to those on the small country estates. "Article 4. All the expenses over and above the funds now in tlm ban, la oi tbe committee are to be provided for j.. . I. u 1 .. ( . i. uuuer wo uu ui aa cxuaoruinary war credit. "Article 6. All former orders of reconcentration are abrogated." QUEEN REGENT'S APPEAL. Wrote for Help to tha Sovereign, of Europe. London, April 2. The Vienna cor respondent of tbe Standard says: The queen regent of Spain, I learn, wrote personally last week to Emperor Fran cis Joseph and other sovereigns, in. eluding tmperor Nicholas, requesting not precisely intervention, but tbe ex eroise of such influence at Washington as might conduce to a settlement of tbe injury to Spain's dignity and vital interests. 1 To her relatives in Austria ber ma jesty wrote that she regards herself as more fettered than a real sovereign, because ahe ia only a trustee who has undertaken to hand over to a son an inderitance from hia father unimpaired and uninjured. lamina difficult position," she said, having to act as a guardian of the dynasty which I muBt not expose to any danger. To surrender Cuba in any form will unquestionably be injur ing the dynasty under which such sur render occurred, whereas to fight for it would keep these interests intact, to gether with my oountry'a honor. But the disadvantages Spain would have to fight under are obvious, and a peace ful solution would best serve every purpose. I do not pretend to give the text of the queen regent's letter, but only the general sense. The recipients have been deeply impressed by the serious ness of such communication from a woman of remarkable energy and sense of duty, confronted by such a moment ous crisis. A Cuban's Revenge. Havana, April 2 It is announced that Lieutenant-Colonel Benedicto, Who commanded the Spanish forces which killed the insurgent leader Aranguren, while visiting the house of Dr. Franoiaco Vidal. at Guanabacoa, has been wounded by a revolver ahot in the neck. The coloied man who fired the ahot escaped. La Luoha' Threat. Havaina, April 2. La Lucha. in an editorial, says: "Veare at the end of the farce which has held the stage until now. Heaven should apprise Senor Sagusta that he ia near the end, not only of hia political career, but also of his life." Th Exploring Expedltioue. San Francisco, April 2. The steam er Valenoia, which will sail next Sun day for Copper river, will take away lure government expeditions. "Or: I litf expedition ia going north to survey rw 1061 01 f'Umoer nawt,': mouth of Copiier river, another ia ' My stock includes flooring '' ing to Cook inlet and the thiV ship-lap and all usik-I .' survey an ail-American ro' , , , r, dee pasa to the head-1'' llmer. In B"-"!3 !i"f MILLS tiUUlHEASTC.'. r'TLaST VALLEY, Br AST Ff tmfaMhiaal r4i,,.,& : - ir OnfMiia!Wff CMci.'! .'.'. ',' Ooe naif eoleinii. .w..'.' Oueoriumn... . aaaJaeas looal win, fee . j line lor am liuara, a a , . f. t , art. tegal' adTertleetoeaa ' ;, , eaargaa ta to party eS. :,g uew. at paid Un before aftiaartt u ruraUaee' SPAIN GIVES IN.- KoeoneoBtrado. Order la Partially Re- .'.-. , MIRU.a. . v. Washington; April I. The .Spanish legation here late tonight received cablegram from the governor-general ot Cuba, saying the pacification of th eastern province is ao far advanced that it has been decided to rescind the reconoentrado order In three province and allow all subjects of thia decree to return to their homes In the country. I 10 la ,D ,ne re-establishment Ot the reconcentradoe npon their farms, the ablegram states the government will i frant hflm tflA nrfttaniin.. nf tha Onnn. I .au J" ut'VKiuu VB frll v aj ytt It- iah miitary forces, augmented by local relief committees to look after their immediate needs. Economic kitchens, it says, are to be established to support the reconcentra- does while awaiting for their first crop to mature, and they are to be furnished farming implements and, seeds by the government. To supply them with ready money, nh nf thm a a ra a hia cti.1l h tviw. ' employment on poblio works, and it ia asserted by the authorities that these measures will result in the speedy ' habilitation of rural tommunitie re in ' the western provinces. This cablegram was not made public till more than an hour after midnight. ' m - .. . . ami no oraciai comment nnon its tig- niflcance could be secured. SPAIN REALIZES HER POSITION. Knows That There la bat One Thing to Da, and That Jt ta Give In. - Madrid, April 1. While the' situa tion here is outwardly of tbe calmest description, the actual position of affairs ia regarded as critical by both the United States legation " and the Spanish government. The United Statea minister, General Stewart Wood ford, ia working and will continue, to work energetically for peace until the first gun ia fired. It is known th Spanish admits the desirability or e- ceasity of complying with the demands . .".v. ainj il. -te iiiij ii . the disinclination of the minister to " uji. 1 " IS i". hi vuin.icin 1 1 1 1 in where the danger lies. . If a conference - were to va iiem wnrr uie werman or French diplomats, the matter would be settled without Question."'-. The noint which General Woodford is now press-,. ing is that in the interest of humanity, hostilities in Cuba most cease irnmedv ately. . No date waa fixed either in the first or in the Dresent not. hut tha United Statea ia now dwelling upon the "immediately," and insisting that Spain accept ita general interpretation. The public generally ia taking -little apparent interest in the situation, but -there is a general disinclination to be lieve that war is likely. - t A dispatch from Barcelona aaya that " the armed steam yacht Giralda, pur chased by the Spanish government. , from Harry MoCalmont, the English racehorse owner, alter the vessel had been rejected by tbe United States, ia ' v: a . j,. . i . . uu" ucmg uticu p aa a uispaicii ooai. EI Pais savs four warships have been , obtained by Spain in France, and that negotiations are pending for tbe pur- chse of several torpedo-boats in Great I Britain. EI Pais also save that ordera have been issued to mobilize all tha Spanish war ships, and that the torpedo-boat Halcon is to sail immediate ly from Cartagena for Cadis, where a second torpedo squadron ia being pre pared. Military enginerra are atarting for the Canary islands, and the Bale aric islands are being fortified ' Italy, it is said by El Pais, haa de- " cided to sell the armored cruiser Guia seppe Garibaldi, of 6,840 tons, well armored, a sister ship of the Varea, to. Two regiments, according to El Pais, are going to the Canary islands to strengthen jhe Spanish garrison there... El Pais sees in the meeting between" General Woodford and,, thc'Spanish -minister yesterday indication that tbe United States is "gaining time and waiting for the rainy season, so as to take Spain at a disadvantage in Cuba." ' The Armstrongs' Spanish agent, Spaniard who is in touch with the gov ernment, and commercial people in Spain, has expressed the belief that unless the powers intercede, there will be war.'. " ' -. :: .,' Maine Relief Bill a Law. Washington, April 1. The act for- tbe relief of the sufferers by the Maine -disaster waa today approved by the president. ...... ' ,-w, ., Tbe most significant of tha naval or dera issued by the navy department re cently waa the detachment of Com mander Horace M. Elmer, from Cramps' ship yard, and ordering him to duty ' in the mosquito fleet " This auxiliary organisation of the navy, which ia to be oalled into service in time of war, is to be composed ot small craft of all kinds that may be obtainable by the department upon which a gun may be mounted, and other defensive devices -placed. Aa far as practicable, it ia the intention of the department that tlure shall be a separate set of ships for the defense of the seaooast cities, the whole to compose the "mosquito fleet." lu the event of neuessity for a reudexvoiia ' of several of these local fleets it can be arranged, as the primary idea ia lor each local fleet to form the "mobile de fense" of the particular oity where It will be called into service to assist i furnishing armament tor vessHla. in the event of war, naval officers v be assigned to the command of t ii the several local fleets. .; At Brooklyn Navy Yard. New York, April l. Atprewnit 2,000 men are aoj-irrt!ie jr: " ' . i ' I- .t rot like orilii r"