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Madrid, May 3.- The proclamation of martial aw issüed by the governor general expressly prohibits the publication oí any news concerning the war or the movements of shíps of the Spanish navy. The city of Madrid is quiet and things have resumed their normal aspect. The principa] newspapers advise calmness, "so as to avoid the unpatriotic spectacle of disturbances when Spain's unUed forces are required to avenge her recent losses." Much attention centers in the debates in the chamber and senate, which will be raised by the republicans and Carlists, who propose to hold the government responsible for the country's present position. Although the position of certain members of the cabinet is regarded as unfavorable, it is a matter of difficulty to find men who are willing to succeed them under the present cirtumstances. All classes are demanding that a strong military attitude be taken up by men capable of coping with the. present situation. Nobody will listen to a proposal of peace until Spain has had another chance of measuring hér strength with that of the United States. It is rumored that Senor Gasset wlll propose that the present minister of marine, Admiral Bermejo, and nis predecessor, Admiral Bernager, be forred to assume responsibility for the Philippirie disaster. The patriotic feeling here is increasing. The Spanish officials say that when Commodore Dewey demanded the surrender of the Spanish guns, torpedoes, etc, Governor General Augusti replied: "Come and face them." As a precautionary measure, in view 'pT the excttement which may follow the debates in the cortes, the troops of the garrison have been conflned to barracks and the guards at all public buildings has been doubled. The captain general of Madrid, an impassive, energetie man, will, it is fcaid. carry out martial law in a stern manner. Special dispatch f rom Rome says the queen regent has telegraphed the pope that Spain is resolved to resist to the bitter end.


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