Mr. Woodford to Mr. Sherman.

No. 197.]

Sir: I have the honor to report that on Monday, March 28, instant, I sent you dispatch in cipher, which I translate as follows:

Madrid, March 28, 1898.

Secretary Sherman, Washington:

Present Government will have large working majority in new Cortes. Conservative minority will be led by Silvela and Pidal. Romero Robledo has but six members; Carlists only four or five; the Republicans about ten.


Very respectfully, yours,

Stewart L. Woodford.