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THE IlED CLOUD CIDER
CONDENSED SKETCHES OF
1'tntn, t'nvnml'lieil r,ir:t;r:tpli Fiirlrtiy
liiK 'I rnllifnl )ui nf lUents iih llirj
Hut)' or Will lliiiirii Movement", of
.Aim.v unit Nuv) Departmental ilnlno
Wrtltif 11I11'. Mn.v IH.
I'p to hist night '.'.'. "isn volunteers
tin! boon mustered into tin- service nf
the lulled stuic.
'I'lii' torpedo boat destroyer Yankton
mid tlii' torpedo l)niit Mclvoc have been
)iliii'Oit in commission and will be sent
to Key West.
lloports from Key West slwv. t tin t
lln condition of tin- torpedo boat Wins
low Is wurti' than was supposed, ami
it Is believed it will ! necessary to
H'lid her to Norfolk niivy yard for re
jialrs, The three liatllionsof (lie I'irst Ne
braska volunteers Joined at t heyenne
early yesterday iiiornitia? Several of
tin boys have been slightly indisposed,
tint on' the whole they are standing
the journey well.
Kvcry newspaper correspondent in
Tampa", I'la.. has been olllciully noli
lied that in future no mention must lie
itiaile of a nv feiunll expedition similar
to that of the (iussie last week until
the siieeess of the expedition has been
assured hy the leturn of the boat.
The bloel;ade of .Manila is extr.'tnclv
rigid and several foreign tliips have
been rcfiisct- admit tanee. Tin rebels
iitv useless as allies of Admiral Dewey.
Thev are utterly disunited, tpiite half
f tin m being in favor of Jspnin. The
favile ii.-scuul was found empty.
oloiiel Miipiel of the artillery coin
ii 'Med suieide beeause lie discovered
tuat tin ammunition was not existent.
llntig Kong special savs: Ci.nsul
Wililiiiuu has returned hero Irani
how loon bay. wliere he tnulc the in
surgent leader, (icu-r.il Agiiinuldo.
iiml his cabinet on the Hugh Me-
i nlliich. Arrangcnu tits were made for
Uo insurgents to storm Manila. The
dispatch adds that it is absolutely nec
essary that ino.-c Ani.-i-lcuu warships
niui a strong military tore: o.' sent to
Dewey's aid at nine.
Tlittrila.v. Muv I'.l.
The Second regiment NobrasUa vol
tintcer iufatitry It-It tills evening for
I p to this morning '.i.". 000 volunteer-,
yud been inustercd into the .service of
jhe I nlted States.
The first regiment N'ebraslca volun
teer infantry readied San Francisco
At in o'clock today and went into
camp on the race tract:.
'I he Charleston, w hich was said to
have salted n week ago, did not leave
.Sail I'Ynnsciseo until yesterday. It
carries supplies to Dewey.
The Spanish licet at adl.. Spain, is
ready for sea. The licet is epcctcd
to salt for tlit Philippines before the
end of the mouth with 1 1. mil) troops.
Ohio's ','IKI naval reserves refiis-d to
go to tin- front unless they muld go in
a linla , and consciiuently tiie govern
mentis looking clsowhere for that
The luittlesliip Alaliauia was
launched from I ramp's ship yards at
Philadelphia yesterday. The' launch
ing was private. Senator Morgan's
daughter acteil as sponsor.
The government bus called for bids
for the construction of three lli-st class
battleships, sixteen torpedo boat des
troyers and twelve torpedo boat. The
construction of these vessels as
initliori.eil by the passage of u bill a
mouth or .so ago.
After an Idleness of thirty vears the
Allegheny arsenal shops at Pittsburg.
I'a., have started up, and a largo force
of inen was put to work manufacturing
icatncr noons tor iiriuy use. saddles,
Jiarncss. bells, etc., will be turned out
as rapidly as possible.
Secretary Long gave out the welcome
Information yesterday afternoon that
tin- battleship Oregon had success
fully completed her long trip from Sail
IVunclsco. The secretary did not sav
w lictlu-r the Oregon had joined Ail
miral Sampson's Hoot or not.
1'rlilxy, Mny 'SO.
France is beginning to see her mis
false in espousing the cause of Spain,
and also fears an Anglo-Saxon alliance.
On account of a trivial accident to
Its condensers, the cruiser Charleston
was obliged to put back to San Fran
cisco for repairs. It will leave in two
Kx-nicinbers of Thurston rifles, who
failed to pass the lirst examination,
are now at work organi.ing the Junior
Thurston rifles to be ready lor another
call to tho fiont
The strictest kind of censorship has
been established at Tampa, and abso
lutely nothing pertaining to naval or
military movements from that port
will ho allowed to be sent.
The Second regiment of tho Xebras
ha volunteer Infantry got away from
Lincoln last evening at ic to o'clock
I'hey left in batallions over the II .V
M., Koclc Island and Klkhorn.
A report oame late last evening that
the Spanish ape Verde licet hud sue
c -ded In reaching Santiago do Cuba.
Todays advices conllrin tho report and
a battle is believed to be imminent be
tween It anil Admiral Sampson's licet,
(ieorgo A.liaynes of Chicago has ten
dered to President .MoKlnley a full
regiment of trained Cauailian-Anierl-Din
soldiers. Most of the men in the.
r.'giment liavo been connected with
the Hrltish army, lie states ho has
rnoiigh naiucs to 1111 out another regi
ment if needed.
Colonel J. Aryan's regiment Is
nearly full, a sunk-lent nuinber of
companies having been olTcrod. The
Lincoln company was organized last
night, -Mr. Hrynn being the llrst to en
list, which it was necessary for him to
tlo in order to bo colonel. The work of
organizing tho regiment is In the
builds of tho veteran l.ononU ietor
Although tiiP.priiU's of provisions at
Havana nrcWry lijph. it In calculated
that there is food enough ohmiuabh
W last about Hvo mouths, because, It
Uassurtyd, considerable stoivs were
to, In before tho blockade, and no
visions arc allowed to he sent from
Iiere to the interior towns Lggs ' 's'
in cents cacti; a glass of milk from '.'()
to !.'. cents, and the size of the loaf of
bread 1i:ih been reduced one-half. Tills,
however, was done before the block
ade begun. Tlicre are thousands of
men from the cigar, tobacco and other
factories out of work, ami the author
ities are employing us many of them
as possible on the foitlllcutinns. The
nuinber of men idle is a matter ivliieh
causes the authorities considerable
anxiety. 1'p to the present they have
been provided witli food in one way or
another, mainly by their former em
ployers, being compelled to contribute
to their maintenance, but the time
must come w lien these men will feel
tin- pangs of hunger and then rioting
is sure to follow .
snl iinlii . Mn '!l.
Itctwecii s.iioii and in. una Spanish
troops, drawn from atalouia. Audul
sin. Arugou and Valencia, are cm
hulking at F.uioelonn for tin- Philip
pines, Four hundred sixty stalwart Swedish-Americans
in Chicago arc anxious
to join the WO I'.ritish-Aincricans
there and form a icijlineiil to serve
Complaints of the shoeless ainonjr
the volunteers just brought Into the
army will soon be silenced, as the 1,'ov
criiment has just placed orders for
.'Oli.uoil pairs of soldiers" shoes.
At Montreal yesterday Senor Polo y
lleriiabe and his suite went on board
tin- Dominion line steamship Dominion
at a late hour. The ship sails early
lomoriow morulne;. The ex-minister
icfused to tall; to reporters.
Troop A. Captain Culvers cavalry,
departed from the fair lrrounds at Lin
coln last evening over the Missouri
Pacilie, bound for ( hicUamaua. (la.
The mobiliatloii of tump-, in Lincoln
is now only a reininiscciise.
The regular dally departure of the
Spanish tlcet from ( .nil, to tiie Phil
ippines failed to lie chronicled by the
newspaper correspondents toila. So
far. accordiiiir to them, no less than
.seventeen Herts have sailed from Cadi..
Admiral Cerera. ami his elusiye
Cape Verde s'piadroii. has been located
at Santiago de Cuba. If such is Un
ease Admiral Ccrvcra has entered a
port from which he will not escape.
Hut as it U very hard now to ifet
authentic news of mmviiii'iil -. of the
llccts. the cliamcs are we will, know
more about atl'airs later mi.
Preparations for tin- Philippine ex
pedition pi steadily forward, den
oral Mciritt 1-. now on his way to San
I'raucisco to take command of his
forces. Additional rcjriments ot regu
lar army troops lur.c been ordered to
join his command, and the war de
partment is show intr u disposition to
treat (iencral Mcrrltt with the utmost
liberality in the equipment of his force.
Secretary Aljjor has M-ut to the sec
retary ot the trc'isiirer for trausinis
sioti to conifrcss supplemental
ostlmiiti-s of appronriations a it
jrei,'atiuir Sss,r,:ts,sil icipiireil by the
war depiirtmcnt lor the support of the
regular and oluuleer armies of the
1'nitcil States for the Hr-,1 six moutlis
of the 11 so: 1 jear oiulini; . I line :in. Is'.c.i.
in addition to the amounts appropri
ated in the acts of March l.'i ami May
I. Ih'.is, The principal items for which
appropriations are asked are: Pay for
volunteers, S'.'.'i.ir.'il.'rd'i; subsistence of
the army, Slo.'.'IH. P.'.".: transportation
SVO.oiio.iHXi; clothing and cipiipincnt,
Minihiy, .Mil 'I'J,
Spain Is making strenuous ctVorts to
win the insurgents over.
Spain hopes for a general war. She
thinks in that event she would have
A passenger train on the Chattanoo
ga, Koine A Southern railroad collided
witli a train bearing the I'irst Missou
ri regiment to ( hickumuiign nark yes
terday. One private was killed and
several others Injured.
Yesterday's papers contained scare
hcadsof a battle between Sampson and
Ccrvcra, in which it was said twelve
Spanish boats were sunk and two
American boats were disabled. It is
otlleially denied this morning.
Seventy-live women, all of prominent
St. Joseph. Mo., families, met and
adopted resolutions to neither buy nor
wear French made goods, and to dis
courage the merchants whom they
patroui.e from handling French pro
ducts. After their arrival at Chattanooga,
Teiin., the .second regiment Xebraska
volunteers marched' four miles to
i hickamauga nark. While in town,
Company 1 (Lincoln Light lnfautryi
gave unc xhiliitiou trumpet drill that
tool; the town by storm.
A Merlin dispatch says the Herman
foreign olllec bus received reports from
Paris saying ! ranee Is indignant at
the An eriean cable cuttings, consider
ing such action to b contrary to in
ternational law, and that sin- Intends
to ask the powers to protest against It
The fact that the First regiment of
Nebraska volunteers was supplied w 1th
ten day's rations has boon a matter for
congratulation ever since their arrival
at San F. anclsco, lor the simple reason
t lut t they have not had to worry about
food as the other regiments are doing.
Tin- modern monitor Monterey, sta
tioned atSau Francisco, is under orders
to sail for Manila to reinforce Admiral
Dcwc.v's squadron. The Monterey is ,i
tower of strength in herself and coin
bines with her offensive and defiiislve
qualities a phcuomiiial vuvvorthiucss.
she w ill start on tho trip us soon as
she is coaled.
Pat Ford. jr.. of Omaha, who is said
to have been on tin- Maine when it
was blow ii. and who has since been
serving on the gunboat Marhlchcad,
had a llfteeii-ycar penitentiary sen
tence wiped out Saturday by the gov
ernor granting him a pardon. Young
Ford enlisted In the navy .May 1, is'.Kl,
nt lloston, Mas..
.Mniiiiii, .Miij '.-a,
The London Dally Times fails to see
wherein Admiral Ccrveni showed him
self a great strategist in going into
the harbor of Santiago do Cuba where
one or two vessels, which the American
navy could easily spare, could bottle
On a telegram from Washington the
Carpentur stool works late last night so popular. The latter songs aroused
sent 1 .10 thirtceu-ineh projectiles, iles- j In them a purer, more friendly feeling
Jlpetl for Sampson's licet. These for the laud Into which they were
weigh l.'.'Oi) poundrt'oaoh and will go I journeying. At Murfreesboro the
throuijh anything Spanish alloat. Over train stopped -for a low. minutes ami
soo projectiles of .somewhat similar the boya in the coaulu-H availed tlioin
sl.e go tomorrow for Sun Fransclsco selves of the opportunity to lave their
for Dewey at Matilhi. ' faces, lu the cool waters of S'o.i' river
Sherman Avery White, formerly
major of the Second battalion, univer
sity cadets and now rotfimcntnl quarter
master sergeant. I'irM Nebraska,
writes from San 1'ransciseo. stutiiiR
that the boys are rather worn out
after their hint,' trip but are rapidly
ifcttitijf Into iooil snirits aititn. The
ride was slow and tiresoiue, hardtack
was poor stulV after tho fare they had
enjoyed in camp, ami the weather was
cold' with snow fullinj,' part of the
time. They expect to sail early this
week on tli',- ( ity of Pekin.
All the regiments in camp at ('lik-lm
inaitira have settled down to hard
work and are umlcrirolne; praetiea'.
traininir In the art of war. The business-like
methods beinir pursued by
(iencral Itro.ikc will make the army
available for service tnncli earlier than
many olllcers believed posdhlc. Sup
plies of every ileserlptioii coiitinti- li
pour in. ( arload a'ter carload ot pro
visions arrive, and a vast amount of
clothing ami ciii:itfi' is also beine;
received. The indications now are
tli.il the entire army wilt be equipped
during the next two weeks. Captain
V. K. Wrlilit. assistant iiiartormas
tcr. received notice today that l.."0H.
Olio cations, in addition to the first or
der, had been purchased ami tiro now
enroute. Prosper. Lay.ard . Co have
beuii wo ': on an immense battery in
the parts. This firm has a contract to
supply the arm with T.'i.ouii loaves of
bread daily. 'I'he chaplains of the va
rious regiments have started a light
against the liquor saloons. scattered all
over the camp. They have a strong
backing ami the saloons will probably
be abolished. The park army now
numbers nearly :t..mi men uiui each
day adds to it several thousand. The
formation of the I'irst army corps has
been completed and today the forma
tion of the I'irst division of the Third
corps was begun. During the last tew
days a nuinber of serious depredations
have been committed by tin- worst el
ements of the volunteers. The miscre
ants have been so severely punished.
liowcer. that no further trouble u
Tucsil.i), "t.ij ; l.
Advices received latf- yesterday indi
cated the arrival at Key West of the
It i now believed the monitor Mon
terey will be towed clear across the
Pacilie. on account of her limited coal
A report was current yesterday in
Loudon financial circles of a forth
coming announcement of a Franco-spaui-.h
Spain is ery mad over the fact that
American ships sometimes y the
Spai isli tlntr for purposes of deception.
The call it cowardly and iniquitous.''
Company A. Third regiment, X. X.
!.. organized hist night by electing II.
li. hitmore. a university graduate,
captain. C. I-'. Schwaiv. tirsl lieutenant
and K. I!. Morrison second lieutenant.
The Home correspondent of tli- Lon
don i hroniclc says In- learns that tin;
Vatican's declaration of neutrality vn..
due to a notification from Washington
that no manifestations of sympathy
witli Spain would be tolerated". '
A St. Johns. X. I'., dispatch savs tin
captain of an Knglish warship has
urged sir Herbert Murray, governor,
to advise the Fulled State's to semi one
of its fastest cruisers to patrol the
grand banks for a week or more, that
the cruiser. u sighting Spaniards
might warn I uiied Mates.
The First regiment of California vol
untccrs embarked on the City of Pekin
at San I'lanciscoyesterday. The Second
Oregon and one battalion of the Four
teenth iufantrav Fnited States regulars
will embark today on the City of
Sidney. Moth boats will depart' for
Manila as soon as supplies are taken
The soldier hoys do not appear to bt
in very good odor with the residents of
Chattanooga. Several rowdies have
disgraced themselves by insulting la
dies on the streets and this has angered
the eltlens. Needles to say that
none of the Ne1 r .sums have dune any
thing lik". this. All the boys seem to
value their reputations and that of the
state which they represent and Colonel
Mills places his trust in their actions
to such an extent that they want to
As the train approached Chattanooga
the Nebraska boys manifested the
greatest interest in Lookout mountain.
They saw a mountain covered witli
thickly growing trees, the top sur
mounted by a hotel, railroad track and
other modern conveniences. Colonel
Mills pointel out tli- spot where (ien
cral Hooker and his troops climbed up
on their journey to the clouds and
where the stars ami stripes were plant
ed. A few miles further on Mission
ary Ithlge was observed. Moth these
scenes were inspected closely by the
Col. John P. Mrattof the First Xe
braska regiment of volunteers lias tel
egraphed from San Francisco the
amount which ho llmls by the pay roll
Is dm- to olllcers ami enlisted men now
with him. Tho amount IsStl.loo, Tel
egraphic instructions will be given
Colonel Mratt to draw on tin state for
the money. The same order will be
telegraphed to I olonel Mills of the Sec
ond Nebraska regiment. The work of
checking over the Second regiment
pay roll will be completed today. The
t it'al for that regiment including pay
ol those who wore rejected i.s over
The boys of tho Second regiment,
Xebraska volunteers, arrived in Camp
Chiekaiuauga Sunday. They were
pretty tired but otherwise were o. k.
On approaching Chattanooga the tlrst
section bearing the llrst battalion nar
rowly missed being run into by a pas
senger train. The two trains' stopped
within lao feet of each other, 'i'he
llrst battalion arrived in historic Mur
frecsboro at 7:1.1 a. in. Saturday, A
few miles north it passed the cemetery
where the bodies of tin- veterans who
fell at the battle of Stone river lie.
The sight quieted tin- boys immediate
ly. A few minutes later they were
singing "On the Manksof theW'abash,"
'Way Down Fpou theSwanee Illver"
ami "Dixie." The. llrst carried them
back to thoir'hotnes where it has been
DECIDED MOVEMENT ON IN
SPAIN AGAINST QUEEN.
llir Hur Not m I'npnliir iik Aiurrlians
llcllfK'd Muny Spun I unlit I'lilnli the
I. ins nf tiie ('iiloiili'H Would llcni'lll llic
Nkw Vohk. May '-',. A dispatch to
tin- Xew York Herald from Madrid
says: The Hituatlon in Spain Is much
more serious then it is generally said
to be. P.IaeU clouds are gathering over
tho peninsula anil It will bo Impossible
to avoid the storm which will hurst
with terrible efl'oet and sweep away
everything in Its path.
Spain Is just now passing through a
very serious economic, crisis. It in tho
result of an extraordinary rise in ex
change on France, which one- day
reached li;. percent. Taking advan
tage of the exchange. French and l!ol
glan corn factors liavo bought up
all the wheat In Spain, which they
at once exported, reatlzing consid
erable prollts, and when tin- Cortes
passed a bill prohibiting the export
of cereals, the stock of corn ami
wtieat had already crossed the frontier,
leaving Spain without food for her
own people. It. therefore, became nec
essary to buy Hour abroad at ruinous
prices to meet immediate needs. In
Madrid the riso In tho price of bread
has not yet made itself felt, heean.su
the mayor promised to indemnify the
bakers out of tho municipal funds, but
the credits for this purpose are not
largo and when they are exhausted the
.Madrid bakers will also he obliged to
raise their prices.
What will happen then? The people,
already in such straits, will inevitably
join the numerous political and other
malcontents, and tho result may vevy
well be civil war.
After this revolution, which the
army will be powerless to put down,
will Don Carlos oomo Into power or
will a republic be proclaimed? It is
very dltllcult to prophesy on this point.
It Is certain, however, that the queen
regent does not enjoy much sympathy
among the people. She i.s blamed fo'r
several things, the chief of which are '
that she too frequently follows the ad
vice of her mother, the Archduchess
Elizabeth of Austria, when a dilllculty
arises, and that she too ostentatiously
hiirrounds herself with cardinals and
bishops, wlio are sovereign masters at
court. Spaniards also blame tho queen
regent for always remaining in retire
ment when there is question of her
presence at any great fete. They do
not know her, and consequently can
have no sympathy for her.
The young king is never in question.
,n iWiuaiusian senator, who is an out
autl out Loyalist, said: --The queen
regei. began by losing tho friendship
..!... I I .1 .. , l
'.', ' I''l"'- l'' "-'r sympa
thics. Xovv she is on tho way to lose.
Tho queen regent was not present at
the patriotic "grand corrida," the re
ceipts from which were destined for
the national subscription, the other
day, because she feared a hostile dem
onstration, which certainly would
have occurred had shu passed through
As regards the war the people do not
entirely share the opinion of the queen
regent. The loss of ( uba and Porto
Uico and tin.- Philippines would cause
the Spanish people to rejoice. Cuba,
Porto Mico and tho Philippines were
three milch cows of the ruined gran
dees of Spain, and the Spanish people
were overwhelmed with taxation to
keep them up,
"Let tho Americans rid us of Cuba
and the Philippines, H would be the
greatest good they could do us. Thev
ought to have been given to them
That is what I liavo heard at least
'.'00 times from the liiouthsof the Span
ish people, and I am convinced an Im
mense majority think this now.
In government circles there i.s a con
viction that Kurope will intervene and
this i.s tho last hope which seems to
keep them up.
TO SEIZE ALL COLLIERS.
Tho United State- "Will Jtrj;iint Cii.illar;
VCHM-Il lit Hf'IV US Illlt'llllf'H.
Washington, May 2.'.- Notice has
been given to nil tho powers that,
ponding tho present hostilities, the
Fnited States will not hold coal to be
contraband of war, hut vessels carry
ing it will be regarded as enemies. In
other words, If the vessels in the fleet
off Cuba or in West Indian waters dis
cover a collier cruising that cannot
give a very clear account of herself, no
matter what the flag sho Is Hying, she
will be taken prisoner and the hhlp
and cargo libeled as any Spanish ves
sel would he, nnd she hi liable to be
tired into ami sunk If discovered out
side of the international limit at sea.
u Tobacco Trust 1'orioeil.
Sr. I.ot-m. Mn May ",',. -It Is under
stood that the ileal for the consolida
tion of tho plug tobacco factories lu
the I'nlted States has fallen through.
It is claimed that the terms were too
low. ami the owners of the plug fac
tories considered that the American
Tobacco company was getting tho bet
tor of tho bargain.
Tevas Wheal llmlly llaiiiiiKt'il.
IUiias, Texas, May W. Koports
from a tlo.en or more counties in tho
North Texas wheat belt htato that
fully one-half the wheat crop has been
destroyed by the tornado of Friday
night ami the suvero rains and winds
that followed. Other grain Buffered
Tii Tnkn Catlllo' l'liice.
.Maimiui, May ,.,5.--I)uko Almeih.var
do Itio ha, accepted tho portfolio of
mlnlstor.fytiforcign ftff.alnj.jjlTiTo.il tq
ami doullttil by ScnotLcofc Oistlllo,
F'.c J?ia:i.sh are,M3ai!or a,. IV.'Ia.
MORE TROOPS ARE NEEDED
Spuln Will Sluy In tin- MkIH t'utll Slit- Is
Vv vsiiivotox-, May '.'.I. A dispatch
to the New York Tribune from Wash
Another cull for volutitccr-i M under vrlolls
roasldcriitlon by the mllltiirv tiuthnrlllcs. ill
thimvli ltniuv tint l- Issicd for nt least a w oris
or Imo. or. at any rati- until thn laviiilon of
rub.i Inn bivuti mid the necessity for addition
al troops Is ch-urlv ileaiotistrnled. Tho tmex-jM-eti-i!
uiui extraordinary itrala on tho regular
mid volunteer fom? by tho Philippines expe
dition. noiTsslintlin,' at the outset S,wm men.
toji-tht-r with Hie priMpect that Sp.iln will not
be iiitliii-ariit tiy i:urop-an powers to abandon
tier futile slni'le. but will wane war until her
resources no- exhausted. Is cautliiif the mill
tnrv iiallmrltli'st'oa-lderablc miNiel.v rt'iairdhu'
the siiilli-li-iK-v of He- nrim-il force of the cv
riunent for fiirrvlnic out the luspoiislbllltlos
which have been under! u lien
'I'lii- simple Lull of fret'liur Cuba has been In
creased, thnim-h the necessities arising III tilt
Philippines n id ttuoiik'li tli" proh'thlllty of !"
tin; compelled to main' tin an .iimvof occup-i-Hon
la Cuba M-verul jours Is be
i.innltu; to assume tremead ms dimensions. If
Potlo lllco Is added to the scales eicnttmllv. as
tin- Phillppln -s were, the m.iuullnd" of Ameri
can lesponsibllllv will be i'i.iti'1 tally Itiereiised,
nnd fiuther Increase of the army will bt) com
juitsorv Many public men are hcirlnaltitf to ex
press the convlctlo i ili.it tho forces of the
Culled Stales will bens dllilcall to withdraw
from Cuba as thu-o of Kuulaud have been
from lls'.vpt, nlthiiiiKli there Is no moUltlratlon
tip to tills tlmu of the resolution to miiKo
Cubii a free and autonomous reputillc unit not a
mere dependent territorial ticinlsltlon. With
Mvnrtl to tho Philippines mid Porto ltlco, how
ever, n dlspoiltlon Is nlieiidy manifested to re
liant them as fi alls of victory and. la view of
the notorious luciip.icltv of their Inhabitants
for st-if-Koveruiiii'iit, to t.ilio pormmient pos
session of th"m and provide them with com
pl"le coloal.il establishments. Kvcutunlly they
mav b'coine In part self-covcralia,'. bat the
stioii' arm of the fulled States amy have to be
evitcd liiili'italtulv lo prosirvu their peace unit
The authoil7ed urensth of the nrmy a month
ilia was A'i.'i'k) wen. It has now ln'on tncieased
to IW..VH) tuitl of tic hitler number '.m.ui wlllb
ncttrillv uader arms and In the Hold before, .tune
1 t if tills Inoiruv- tiy the oxjiiiiislon of tho reg
ular service tlmiiuh lis leorual.itloa utiil-T
the thieo battiiHoa foimiitlon, .Tl.uoo men
have b'va added, tin- other portion havliu:
been icijulivd through the cull for volunteers
and by nii'iiisnf the enlistment of two brigades
of ImiiitiiiL-s and one of riiKlnters.
It Is iilremty ihe prevailing belief that tho ox
ptuislou tif the ovular service, though contem
plated onlv for the duration of the war, will be
permanent, and thai tli" xtumlltii: nrmy will
ii'-v-'r luraln full below .M'iU 'Iho latter num
ber III the opinion of t ifli-r.il Miles. Is essential
ft i - iH'r.iiliin in Cuba ne ,i summer. althoah
an si nf the lav adlnu force will necessarily bo
oir.p' sod of volunteer .
The '.ipld tit vi'Iopia 'in of the Cuban Invasion
jiim.i-i'I N clveii ns another Itii'.lcalloa of tho
fortlicumin:' ueccssltv for additional volutin ers.
In Its Inception months urn tho programme
coateinpliiieil force of only .".") men to estab
lish a In. so of supplies tloin which thoCiihali hi
stiri:' nts were to be armed, clothed and fed and
their campaign waitlist the Spaniards supported
as occasion re iiilrod. This plan m based on
iho pii'siimpilon tlir.t reports P'unrilliii; tin- In
surgent streuKth which hud ben reielved fioni
Aui'T'ciin consuls and others for tho last two
j ears were accurate, mid that Iho ability of
iienei.wi.iomo tocneh Hie s-paalards mid shut
lliem up 111 the coast cults had not been omi;.--la-rntnl.
Por neatly two years positive as-o.
lions had Won aiuu-ious that the Cubans, with
nieielv the moral tuiiiuruKi'iir-ui of the
I'nlted Stales tlirmiuli a lecoumtton of bellirer
cnc.v. would ipilctily accomplish their own Inde
pendence. Within the last mouth the faNity of
these s. onions hat tjoii demonstrated to Ihe
complete satisfaction of tho authorities here,
ui.il through the reports of roiailuriirmy ofllcers
who have made leconnolssancos In the Island
It Is now tlellailoly Itnown little or no assist
mice ft urn tho vaunted "armies of liberation"
to etl be exiH'ctod. On Hit, contrary, tho latest
Information, which U of undoubttsl trustworth
iness, indicates conclusively that had no small a
fotccusiit tlr-t contemplated been lambs! in
Cuba Hi" rapid concentiatlon of ispanlsh troops
ii'alnst It would liavo I'liilst'tt Us speedy rcticat
or le-ultt d in lis mmllillutloii
Thl. radical tllslllusiii'imciu of thoso enthus
iasts who predicted Spanish abandonment of
I aba at the llrst ov iileuco of a threatening atti
tude on the purl of the Ptilteil .states, In part,
at least accounts for the ptccaullons and do
lujs which are now apparent la tho piepara
lions for invasion. The numerical strencth of
thoinlvancoKuard Is now plaretl at nearly '.U
tun. with tho assertion Unit no movement will
occur until twice that number nro equipped nnd
ready I" tespond Instantly to any call for iclti
forcements which may bo Imperatively do.
IYI0NTIJ0 REPORTED SHOT.
Humored In lliuliitl That Hie Admiral
Whs Coiirt-Murllalcil for NcqIIki'Iici'.
Sr. I.on.s, Mo.. May '.. A Madrid
dispatch to the St. Louis (ilobe-l)cino-crat
says: The rumor is again current
hero to-night that Admiral Montijo
has been court-martialed ami shot at
Manila, by order of Captain Ocneral
Agusti. It i.s imposxlble to obtain any
confirmation of tho news, but it gener
ally believed to bo true.
If this Is really tho ease his fate will
not bo regretted, for the enthusiasm
which at first prevailed hero with re
aped to the gallantry of his defense
against overwhelming odds has given
way to a feeling of profound exaspera
tion, caused by his incredible lack
of preparation to resist Admiral
Dewey. Ofllcers here declare that he
was guilty tif the most criminal negli
gence in having no lookout kept for
American sfjunilron, which was known
to bo on its way to .Manila, ami not
even having steam up on board his
Such negligence is considered to de
mand a court-martial, ami it is quite
possible that the court-martial may
liavo been held ami the admiral pun
'shetl by death.
Central llniucli Is Sold.
Atciii.son, Kan., .May ".'.Tho Cen
tral Hrauch Fnloti Pacilie railroad, or
that portion of it extending from Atch
ison through Northern Kansas to
W att rvlllo, a distance of 100 miles, was
sold at Atchison yesterday under a
Captain Desclinmps of tho hpani
steamer Montserrat, which recently
arrived at C'orunim from Clenfuegos.
Tho epioen regent personally presented
tho captain with the insignia.
jua!(erH Dtr Not Approve.
Nr.vv Yokk, May as.The Friends, nt
their annual meeting in this city yes
terday, In keeping with their old-tlmo
lfas, protested against tho war now
going on between tho United States
fortit'losuro tlccreo oft jioluiliiLM
t ra lH
NEW RUMORS OF VICTORY.
London Humors Denied lo the uvy lit
partini'iil. Lovno.v, May 3.1. 1'crfilntonl rttmori
were In circulation hero early to-day to
the elVcct that a great naval battle has
been fought In the vicinity of tho
Windward passage, between the east
ern end of Cuba and tho west ward part
of HayM. hi which both tho American
squadrons clos"d in on the Spanish
Cape Vertlo squadron, commanded by
Atimiral Ccrvcra, ami completely de
stroyed the Spanish ships.
A dispatch from Kingston, .limalca,
to l.etttcr's Telegram company, said
news hail been received thereof a re
ported battle in the Windward passage,
ailding that no American or Spanish
war ships have visited .laiuaicri porta
since the beginning of the war.
M viiuiK. May.'", noon. It is otlleially
announctl that the squadron of Ad
miral Ccrvcra was still at Santiago tin
Cuba yesterday. Secret orders liavo
been given to Admiral crvera as to
what course lo pursue in the event of
the inericans' attempting to cut com
munications between Cuba and Spain.
Americans continue to occupy sta
tions outside of Havana. Clenfitcgos,
Cardenas and Santiago tic Cuba. Thero
are now nineteen Ain-rieau warshlpi
Kkv Wi:sr, Flu.. Maj r.. The move
ments of the I'nlted States licet, which
are known here, make it ab-oltPoly
certain that no battle has yet occurred,
but an engagement Is expeotetl to tako
place this week. The Spr.niih ll.-ot
has been definitely located.
Ni.vv Yoiiii. May '.'.". -A Key West
i orrespontlent telegraphs to tic New
York ICveuiug World that he has in
formation from an unimpeachable au
thority that the .Spanish fleet !. still at
Wasiiimho.v, May '.:. -Notwii'i-.'.tatitling
persistent rumors in circula
tion to the elVeet thai a great naval en
gagement hail been fought in the Wind
ward passage resulting in lie- do
st ruction of the .Spanish licet, it can
he stated positively that the Navy
department has had no information
that lends In the slightest to cotidrm
these rumors. I'nk-ss the iiuprnb.iblo
happens, there Is no immediate pro.
peel of a naval i tigugoiiicnt of an,v mag
nitude. In the opinion of the n.ivy de
The unanimity with which the b.'st
informed ox proas this view almost
warrants the conclusion tli.it it Is
based upon knowledge that tho
hostile ltccts nro again far apart. In
deed there is no ccrtalnt.v that Ati
miral Ccrvcra Is not already homeward
bound, providing he has succeeded in
securing a supply of coal, for lie could
not make the run back to the Caunric.j
with less than :.:.o or 3.000 tons.
SPAIN SCOLDS ABOUT US.
Tin, Clll'opeau I'iihiti Ashed lo Nollct)
Alll'Kctl Violations of l.itw.
.Mviiitin. M ii-. '.'.". lu the Senate yes
.onlay Count Almctias vclteurontly pro
tested against the alleged action of
some American warships In displaying
the Spanish tlag in order to deceive thn
garrison of Oiiantniiitmo, as announced
mi Saturday last in a dispatch from
( aptalu (iencral Itlauco. who added
that the American ships were im
mediately recognized ami repulsed.''
The count asked ii the government had
untitled the powers of this incident.
The minister of the interior, Senor
Cupdcpon, replied that he had noti
fied the powers, ami described this
reported action as "cowardly and in
itptltotts." Count Almenas said that. In view ot
America's manner of making war,
Spain must immediately tlccreo privat
eering, In order utterly to destroy
To this the minister of the Interior
replied that the government hail tie
liberated upon the matter, "and had
even taken certain decisions, which
would shortly be known."
Count (luciitlulaiii said the Ameri
cans' act of piracy was admitted by
certain theorists as international law."
Senor Martinez I'achceo remarked
that it was doubtful whether such an
act was legal. Hut," lie added, "in
face of the American.' conduct in tho
war with Spain we must not show con
sidcratiou for them." Continuing, tho
speaker protested against Spain's nil
heroneo to the ti'-neva convention,
whereupon the minister of the Interior
replied that Spain had not yet entered
Senator l onde, professor of Inter
national law at the Madrid university,
warmly denounced what he was pleased
to term "the base proceedings" of tho
Fulled States, declaring that, If Wash
ington authorized r.uch nets, "It did
not ili-servo tho name of a civilized
Tho professor then proceeded to un
fold a lengthy indictment of tho al
leged war methods of the Americans,
insisting that they have shown "no re
spect for the right of peoples lu the
capture of merchantmen, and in bom
bardments," reiterating that tho acta
or J no t lined mates, arc uo. uioso oi ij
Mr. I.c-llo Curler Hurl.
.oxiioN, May '.'.I. Mrs. Leslie Carter
s severely injured last evening
lie playing In "Tho Heart of Mary
d" at the Adclphi theater.
HI ore Truiiih for Otitn.
llili.M.TAii, May ".5.- Yostorday af-
iioon tne spntusn steamer
tint, of tho C'omnania Transatlantic.
lino embarked a battalllon at Alge
olras, on tho west side of tho hay ol
(llbraltnr, and balled for Ceuta, Moi
occo, opposite Gibraltar.
rri-parliij for the 1'iieuij,
San Dikiio, Cal., May W, Lieuten
ant Moylor and a nuinber of his volun
teers will to-day begin planting sub
marine mines near theliarhor cntraneo
and thoy will all bo in placa by
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