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Spain and the Cuban Insurrection.

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Spain and the Cuban Insurrection. OPENIN-G OF THE CHAMBERS. SPEECH FROM THE THRONE. MADRID, Monday,-The Spanish Chambers were opened bo-day by the Queen Regent, accom- panied by the King, in the uniform of a pupil of the Military School, the Infanta Isabella, and suite. The Royal party drove to the House in State pquipae. the approaches being kept by troops. The Regent and King took their seats on the throne, surrounded by the Ministers, amid the cheers of deputies and senators. Senor Canovas del Castillo then handed the speech to the Queen Regent, and her Majesty read it aloud to the assembled members. The speech referred to the measures voted by the Chambers relative to re forms in Cuba and Porto Rico. Notwithstanding these laws, insurrection* had broken out in Cuba because the rebels desired independence and not local authority. If the insurrection triumphed Cuba would take a step backwards in civilisation. The interest, industry, and commerce of Cuba could not prosper with independence. The Spanish nation could not be indifferent to the future of its children led astray by political ambition, or abandon the civilising mission imposed on it by history and honour. Her Majesty praised the Cubans who had remained loyal to Spain, who would always be prepared to receive repentant insurgents wit hopen arms. The speech declared Spain bad not hesitated, and would not hesitate, at any sacrifice to maintain authority in Cuba. The Governor-General of Cuba is of opinion that the application of reforms would not now contribute towards peace, hub would impede it. Nevertheless the Government bad not abandoned the consideration of future legislation for the Antilles with a view to its definitive intro. duction at the proper moment. The insurrection was declining, and it would already have been stamped out if the insurgents did not receive great and frequent aid from abroad, where publio opinion was deceived regarding the poilitical and administrative situation in Cuba. This help, however, would not have sufficed to prolong the struggle without the chimerical hopes spread among the insurgents concerning the protection of a Great Power, and it was hoped that this deception of the rebels would contribute to the restoration of peace. The speech announced a measure to establish in Cuba an administrative and financial department of an exclusively local character in order to give the country a share 10 the manage- ment of its pecuniary affairs, while maintaining intact the Sovereign rights of Spain. Spain had more than fulfilled her offors made to the rebels at the time of the first insurrection. The speech proceeded to declare that relations with foreign Powers were excellent. The correct and friendly conduct of the Governments of the American Re. publics in regard to the Cuban insurrection was a proof that every day showed a further develop ment of the interests strengthening the bonds which united them to Spam. In the United Spates, notwithstanding the great efforts made by a section of public opinion in an opposite direction, the President and his Government bad not departed from the line of conduct corres- ponding to the loyal friendship which had always existed between the two countries. Her Majesty declared the Pope had given evidence of his good- will towards Spain, and praised the conduct of the Army now fighting in Cuba. The Government was carefully considering the increase of the defences of Spain and her Colonies. The entire Army would shortly bo supplied with rifles of a new pattern and complete artillery equipment. The Cortes were reminded that the Navy bad been in- creased by 25 gunboats, besides battleships. An extraordinary Budget would be pre- sented for the construction of new vessels and for reorganising the arsenal. The speech continued by stating that in order to obtain an equilibrium in the Budget, although time and circumstances were not propitious, it was necessary to resolutely persevere in increasing the revenue. Fresh sacrifices would be demanded from the taxpayers, but these sacrifices would contribute to the development of the wealth of the country. The Government hoped to obtain extraordinary facilities for raising resouroes under the most advantageous conditions. They were determined to maintain public credit, and to strictly respect engagements entered into, particularly with foreign capitalists, without, however, forgetting to develop national wealth, the sole foundation of the financial system, The speech, in conclusion, announced measures for reform of the recruiting law and for the revision of the system of municipal and pro- vincial admiuiabrstif)n. -Reuter.

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