SECRETS OF DIPLOMACY Diplomats in London Silent on Pauncefote's Action. REFUSE TO BE INTERVIEWED Lord Cranborne's Statement of Prl-clay Prl-clay Is Probably the Last Word Great Britain; Will Have to Say on the Subject of the Dispute Over At-titude At-titude of the Towers Toward United States Trior to Spanish-American War London Dailies Contlnuo to Discuss tho Matter. Tendon, Peb. 15 The dispute over the attitude of the powers toward the United States prior to tho Spinlsh-Amerlcan Spinlsh-Amerlcan moi continues to take up columns of the London dallies Opinion Opin-ion Is much divided ns to the wisdom of Lord Cianborne's course In making Ills first statement on the BUbJect In the House of Commons, and since the lat-tcr lat-tcr developments tho opposition to further fur-ther disclosures by the llrtlsh Government Govern-ment has been strengthened Into a determined de-termined protest against the revenl-ment revenl-ment of secret documents relating to the.negotkitlons of that period. INCIDENT IS CL0S11D Lord Cinnbornes statement of Prl du), which was the result of oablo dispatches exchanged between Ixird Pauntefote and tho Torelgn Olllcc, Is pioliobly tho Inst word Great Urltaln will have, to say on the subject, since It will be Impossible to overrate the Iriltntlou expressed In Downing street at tho German publication of documents docu-ments relating to the Incident, though Implicit belief Is expressed that American Amer-ican opinion Is not to be Inllucnced thereby, no lir.conD or mkhting. Should Lord Lansdowne, tho Torelgn Secretary, make a more explicit statement state-ment regarding the dispute. It would not bring matters much more forward, for Hie rorelgn Olllre has no record of tho deliberations nt the iliplomullo meeting held In Washington April 14, 1S9S, and Great Urltaln a contentions would thus bo only strengthened to the extent of the tellsnco placed on Lord Lanslownos word, ns agilust tho allegations al-legations of the German otllclals. UNOLAND B ATTirUDH. Privately the Foreign Ofllco ofllclnls deiloie that Lord Cranborne's two te-piles, te-piles, especially his nnswtr to the first note, effectually establishes Great Ilrlt-aln's Ilrlt-aln's altitude, even It Iird Pauncrfntt) Is charged with secretl) combining ngnlnst Ihe United Btates. which Is In-dlgnantly In-dlgnantly declared to bo nn utterly ah-surd ah-surd suggestion. rno-sPANisii rnnLiNo. Among the Americans resident In London during the month ot May, Has, It Is recalled, however, that an Intense pio-Spinlsh feeling existed tin many sides, i specially In socletv, vyhere, wo-men wo-men connected with Government ofll-dais ofll-dais appeared wearing Hpinlsh colois In thlB and many other ways London became all that period none too com. forlabls n dwelling plile for Americans Ameri-cans for the press teemed with anll-AmcTtcan anll-AmcTtcan editorials. Ihe cessation of Ihe latter was duo to a. remarkable oc-tunence, oc-tunence, which tho Aeiated iress Is nblo to announce for the first time, UNPItECEDENTUD STEP. After Pewey's lctory, Lord Sails-bury Sails-bury took he almost unprecedented step of communicating with the editors of the lending Conservative dallies, urging them tn desist ftom criticism of tho United Stales, pointing out how vital It was tu Great Britain s Interest that tho side of the United States nnd not that ot Spain should bo udvocnted In the nngllsh press As a result pub-llcnplnlcm pub-llcnplnlcm was reversed nnd the Goy-ernment Goy-ernment was thoioughl) supported In Its efforti to strain Its ntutiallt) tn the point of helplny the United States. ItttLATIONB gritAIVUl) What tho Batutday ltevlevv now terms Lord Cranbornu'H ' Indiscretion" would doubtless have brought upon the Government severe criticism hid not the nglo-.!npanrsc treaty diverted public uttentlonl and had not the alliance al-liance been generally itgnrded as a great stroko of diplomacy As It Is, the dispute has Served to strain to a really serious point the relations between be-tween Great Urltaln and German), which were none loo harmonious prior to the llrst qtfpstlon on the subject askeijrby Henry Norniun In the House of Commons Among tlic .qlplonvits In London the controversy Is generally legarded ns offsetting (Jio benefits which had been prlvntely terlned "nngland s coup In Clilni ' An Influential member of tho "pinlsh dlplomatle servli e, who Is now here said to a leprescnlattvc of tho Associated PrcUs "We view the nqunhhje, with considerable con-siderable aniusfnient, butlhave no Intention In-tention of putting In nn oar Should we say nil we know our relations Willi several of the European powers which ure now quite- satisfactory, might be seriously Impaired Moreover, we are not In the habit nt breaking the haul and fast laws of dlplomatlo secrecy Ve are naturall) Pleased however that the affair has bi ought out the fact that we practically gave In 111 all the conditions condi-tions tlemnndod by the United fetntes, and our submission, on which the Em-bass Em-bass itlor dt liberated Apill 14, 1833, was su) prsned IIIfalOnY nilPUATED This allegation of the suppression of Spttns submission Is also discussed at length In English official chiles where It Is declared that unless a satlsfactor) explanation is forthcoming the Intldent will be handed down to hlstor) as a rtpe. tltlon of Prince Dtsmurck s action In te-gurd te-gurd tn the Ems dispatch Thero nie Indications tint pout parleis have recont!) been oxchunged between some of ther Kuiopeau poweis Igardlng the Philippines exnrtly for what purpose or with what prospect of materializing Into definite action It Is impossible at present lo sa) However the Associated Press Is able tn state that there lias recent!) been a keen recrudescence of Interest In Downing Down-ing street and at other chancellories In Ihe conditions prevailing In the Philippines and the attitude of the United Stnes townrtl those Islands Whether this hns any connection with the Anklo-Japnneso treaty Is only a mitter for sdrmlse, but that nn Important Im-portant International undeicurrent exists ex-ists in regard lo the probable rutuie status of thosj islands is undeniable,"