Hemingford herald. (Hemingford, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1895-190?, April 29, 1898, Image 1

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The Hcmin
At Rlonmond, Atlanta and Wash
ington Loewlll Bo Made a Gen
eral Voluntoors will First Be
Washlncton. D. C. A!ril 25. The
president called upon the people of the
United States tor the first time in
thirty years to munlfest their martini
BtreiiRth, the vail this time being on a
united people to go forward to do battle
with a foreign foe.
The secretary or' war created .a new
army corps. The two, taken together
showed that the regular army soon will
move on Cuba, and that meanwhile the
volunteers will be equipped and drilled.
The president' proclamation, while
actually Issued, was not certified to
the governors of the states and terri
tories. The reason Is twofold. In the first
place, the war department desires to
avoid destroying the present organiza
tion of the national guard, which Is to
be called into service first. The guard
regiments are composed of twelve com
panies, and being olllcered more numer
ously than the regular army regiments,
would have to be changed to correspond
with the army regulation in order to
comply with the lnw as It exists.
The pending Hull bill, however, pro
vides for meeting just such an emer
gency, and permits the use or tne na
tional gaurd as organized. This consid
eration is more important than would
appear at first, Inasmuch as many of
the national guard have volunteered
only under condition that they may
serve as now organized.
The second consideration which influ
enced the department In postponing the
certification of the cnll wns a desire
to make sure that adequate arrange
ments can be completed by Quartermas
ters and commissary departments for
transporting and feeding the large
number of men called for.
This Is no light task, as the volun
teers must be taken by the government
at a certain point In every state, where
they are to be collected by the gov
ernors. Telegrams have 'been coining
from almost every section of the coun
try to Secretary Alger from governors
and militia ofllcers. conveying Informa
tion as the length of time, surpris
ingly short in many cases, that would
be required by them to gather their
forces ready for muster.
The men, as fast as mustered In by
regular army officers in the various
states, will be brought to one three
great depots, namely. Washington.
Richmond and Atlanta, where they will
be organized to meet the army tactics.
The fact that Richmond Is named as
one of these points Is taken as an evi
dence that Fitzhugh lxe Is to receive
a volunteer commission, either as one
of the four major generals or one of
the nine brigadier generals nrovided
for In the volunteer bill, for it is be
lieved that it was largely at his In
stance that Rchmond was selected as
one of the points of concentration.
In expectation of the certification of
the president's call, a vast number of
letters have begun to come to Secre
tary Alger, offering the services of vol
unteers. So numerous are these com
munications that the secretary has no
tified the press to Inform the people
that such communications should be
directed to the governors of their re
spective states and territories, as he
had no authority under the law to ac
cept volunteers direct.
The formation of a Grand Army corps
In the department of the south, with
headquarters at the three gulf ports, is
an evidence that the government Is
to move on Cuba at once with the reg
ular army, leaving the volunteers
called for to be disciplined and worked
Into shape for future use In the cam
paign. The formal order for the crea
tion of the Grand Army division, Is
sued at the war department at the close
of office hours, was as follows:
"Headquarters of the Army.Adjutant
General's Ofllce. Washington. D. C,
April 23, 1898. General Orders No. :
By direction of the secretary of war
the following orders of the president
are published for the Information and
guidance of all concerned.
"First The United States troops as
sembled in the Chlckamauga National
park will form an encampment known
as Camp George H. Thomas, and will
constitute temporary army corps un
der the command of Major General
John R. Brooke. The corps will con
sist of one division of cavalry, one
division of Infantry, and one brigade
of light artillery.
"The cavalry and Infantry divisions
will each be composed of not more than
three brigades, consisting of three or
more regiments each. The artillery
brigade will be composed of two battal
ions, each comprising three batteries.
The corps commander will assign the
minor officers present for duty for each
arm to command of divisions and brig
ades. "Second The infantry regiments con
centrated at New Orleans, Louisville,
Mobile. Ala., and Tampa. Fla., are
constituted divisions under the com
mand og Brigadier General William R.
Shatter, Brigadier General John J. Cop
plnger and Brigadier General James F.
Wade, respectively.
"The division commanders will form
their divisions Into brigades and nssgn
the senior ofllcers present for duty to
command them.
"By command of Major General
"H. C. CORBIN. Adjutant General."
The people of the District of Columbia
will see a great many soldiers at the be
ginning of next week. By direction of
the president the entire national guard
of the district, 1,800 strong, has been or
dered Into camp Monday morning at
soldiers' home, under the command of
Brigadier General Harries. The guard
wlH not be directly In the service, of the
United States government, but being in
ramp, fully equipped and armed, will be
In position for Instant service on de
mand. While it is the purpose of the war de
partment to secure national guardsmen
as far as possible In states where there
are no national guards or where the
number falls below the quota stated In
the call, the states will be expected to
supply volunteers, regardless of their
lack of orgpn'zpMo"" In fact this must
be done under the lavr.
Washington, D. C, April 25. The
president Issued the following proclam
ation calling for 125,000 troops to serve
two years:
By the President of the United Slates.
Whereas, By an act of congress, en
titled "An act to provide for the In
creasing of the mllltnry establishment
of the United States in time of war
and for other purposes," npproved
April 22, 18'JS, the president was au
thorized In order to raise a volunteer
army to issue his proclamation calling
for volunteers to serve In the army of
the United States.
Now, therefore, I, William McKlnley.
president of the United Slates, by vir
tue of power vested In me by the con
stitution and laws and deeming suffi
cient occasion to exist, have thought
fit to call for and hereby do call for
volunteers to the aggregate number of
125,000 In order to carry Into effect the
purpose of the said execution, the same
to bo apportioned as far as practicable
among the several states and territories
and the district of Columbia, accord
ing to population, and to serve for two
years unless sooner discharged. The
details of this object will bo Immedi
ately communicated to the proper au
thortlcs through the war department.
In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the seal of
the United States to be affixed.
Done at Washington, this twenty
third day of April. ISflS. and of the In
dependence of the United States the
122d. Signed,
By the president:
Secretary of State.
New Offices will Cause a Long List
of Promotions.
Washington, D. C. April 25. The
entire naval service Is to be reorgan
ized. The house naval committee
'has concluded to report a bill which
will affect every offcer In the service.
A revlzcd bill merges the line and
engineer corps, making their duties
Identical. It will also give to the com
mandant of the marine corps the rank
and pay of a brigadier general and
It Is asked that the line shall be com
posed of three colonels, thirty lieuten
ant colonels, six majors, thirty cap
tains, thirty first lieutenants and thirty
second lieutenants, being an Increase
of two colonels, two majors, ten cap
tains and nineteen second lieutenants.
The construction corps also wants
relief. The ynsk for an increase in
the higher commissions, of flveMnstciul
of two, with the rank of captain, and
five Instead of three of commander.
They also ask that the asslstnnt naval
constructors may have the grade of
naval constructor, after not less thnn
eight or more than fourteen years serv
ice. The warrant ofllcers of the navy
also ask the committee to grant their
claims to consideration In the line of
promotion. The members of the com
mittee are anxious to accomplish
something for all enlisted men, giving
them opportunity for promotion nnd re
tirement nfter long and faithful ser
vice, and this will most probably be
Nebraska, 2,114 Iowa. 2.772--Kansas,
Washington. D. C. April 25. Under
the call for 125,000 volunteers Issued to
day the states will be expected to fur
nish the following quota of troops:
Alabama. 2,500; Arkansas, 2,925: Cal.
Ifornin, 3,237; Colorado, 1324; Connecti
cut, 1.G07; Delaware, 351; Florida, 750;
Georgia, 3,714; Idaho, 232: Illinois, S.0I8;
Indiana, 4.202; Iowa, 3,772; Kansas, 2.702;
Kentucky, 3,407; Louisiana, 1,940; Maine,
1.23G; Maryland. 1.942, Massachustetts,
4,721; Michigan. 4,309; Minnesota, 2.S73;
Mississippi. 2.157; Missouri. 5,411; Mon
tana, 523; Nebraska, 2.U4; Nevada, 237;
New Hampshire, 752; New Jersey, 2,902;
New York, 12,512; North Carolina, 2.5S1;
North Dakota, 401; Ohio, 7,248; Oregon,
829; Pennsylvania, 10,769; Rhode Island.
810; South Dakota, 1,850; South Caro
lina, 747; Tennessee, 3.010; Texas, 4,229;
Utah, 425; Vermont. G33; Virginia, 2,787
Washington, 1.17C; West Virginia, 1.3S9;
Wisconsin, 3.271; Wyoming, 231;Arlzona,
181; New Mexico. 330; District of Solum
bla, 449; Oklahoma, 142.
More Pensions Granted, i
Washington, D. C. April 25. The fol
lowing pensions have been granted:
Nebraska Jacob E. Shafer, St. Paul,
$8; George D. Ashworth, Long Pine, $tJ
to $8; James Mlttlmore, nstlngs, $C to
$12; Jane Allen, mother, Omaha, $12;
Matilda Woodworth, Kakefleld, $8.
Iowa Robert B. Blackburn, Hearing,
$6; William Langark, Bella, $6; Levi B.
Brown, Davenport, $10 to $15; Evan
Thomas, Agency, $6 to $8; Nnthan W.
Kendall, Russell. $10; Virgil A. White,
Newton, $G to $10; Letltia E. Shaw.
Clarlndn. $8; Elizabeth F. Lowery. Keo
sauqua, $8; Josle A. Newby, Casey, $8.
North Dakota Gonlong Evenson,
Homer, $8.
South Dakota Maria II
Dismark, $8.
Wyoming Benjamin F.
Glenrock. $C to $8.
Wile- Jr.,
Senator Walthall Dead.
Washington, D. C.Aprll 25. Senator
Edward C. Walthall of Mississippi died
at his apartments at the Cairo. His
death was not unexpected, the end
having been foreseen for several days.
At the time of his death there were
at his bedside his wire, his sister, Mrs.
Freeman, and his niece, Mrs. Clark,
and her daughter. Representatives Al
len and Fox of Mississippi have been
In almost constant attendance since his
Senator Walthall's Illness dated from
January last, when he contracted a
cold. In February he suffered from an
attack of bilious fever and from this
lie never recovered. His last address In
the senate was made on April, when he
delivered nn eulogy on his colleague.
Senator George, In spite of the protest
of his physicians.
Purchased a Ninety-Foot Tug,
Cleveland, O,. April 25. Navy ex
perts have decided to buy for the gov
ernment the powerful and speedy tug
William Kennedy of this port. She i
ninety feet long nnd can steam 500 miles
without recoallng. She will be sent to
the Atlantic coast Immediately to Join
the "mosquito fleet." Representatives of
the navy department are Inspecting
several other large tugs here with a
view to their purchase. Each tug sent
from the great lakeB would be fitted
with a six or elght-poundor rapid fire
To Break the Blocndo and Land
ThelrTroopsMny Bombard Now
York NavyDopnrtment Nervous
Fast Scouts Put Out.
Washington, D. C, April 25. The of
ficials of the navy department were
tin own into a fever of excitement by In
formation from their confidential
sources abroad that the Spanish flotilla
had sailed from the Cajie Verde Islands
several days ago. -
The Minneapolis and Columbia were
dispatched to sea on scout duty, they
being the fnstest cruisers In the United
States navy and capable of bringing
news of an approaching enemy before
that enemy could come within striking
distance, incidentally they will look
out for all American ships at sen, par
ticularly the Paris.
The note of warning was sent to the
commanding officers of all ships com
prising the North Atlantic fleet, with In
structions to have the torpedo boats
of the squadron and the speedy ocean
tugs now performing the olllce of dis
patch boats to ply between the ships
on the blockade and the shore for the
purpose of carrying Instructions be
tween the shore and the ships. These
small boats will furnish the signal of
the approach of the enemy which, ac
cording to the advices of the navy de
partment. Is likely to come within hall
before the expiration of the next ten
Naval officials at various points along
the coast were Instructed to dispatch
out to sea all avo liable auxllary
cruisers and fast ocean going tugsi'for
scout duty. With the departure off the
Spanish flotilla from the Cape Verde
Islands It Is Impossible to tell where
It might eventually turn up. It might
sail In a southwesterly direction and
engage the Oregon and Marietta off the
Brazilian coast. Again It might strike
across the Atlantic u a westerly direc
tion and attempt to break the block
ade established at Havana, and third,
it might make a dash for some of the
northern coast cities.
It is this third contingency which the
navy department fears, and to cross
that prospective track of the Spanish
flotilla is the purpose of the .Minne
apolis and Columbia.
It would not be unreasonable for the
Spanish to strike at the American
coast while most of our vessels arc
massed about Havana. Whether It will
be a serious assault or a feint for the
purpose of withdrawing Sampson's licet
to the north, thereby weakening our
fleet In Cuban waters, Is a question. In
the latter case It is assumed that the
vessels nt tacking the northern cciast
would be comparatively few In number,
while the majority of the Spanish ves
sels would proceed to Cuban waters,
ready to take advantage of any weak
ening In the American fleet there.
That Spain Intends to brenk the
blockade If she can do so Is conceded
bv the naval experts. There Is a wHl
defined notion In the war department
that the Spanish navy will not await
without action the mllltnry occupation
of Cuba. With our blockade broken, our
operations on land could not be thor
oughly effective.
The navy department, therefore. Is In
a case of anxious suspense. liven the
news from our confidential agents may
be a ruse purposely advanced by the
Spanish, nnd in this connection It may
be stated that several of our secret
agents abroad have been found un
trustworthy. All that can possibly be
done is to send out a line of scouts
from ono,-OMd of the North Atlantic
coast to the other, and at the first ap
proach of a Spanish craft, bring the
news to shore.
New Jersey Reserve Flatly Rofusos
to Disband.
League Island Navy Yard, Phila
delphia, Pa., April 25. The naval re
serve detallB from the states or New
Jersey and Massachusetts assembled
hpro have been requested by the
naval authorities to accept their dis
charge rrom their state mllltla and to
re-enlist In the regular service.
A communication was read on board
or the monitors Catsklll. Lehigh and
Montauk, stating that berore entering
into service aboard naval vessels, all
enlisted men or the naval mlllta shall
be discharged from their enlistments
In thnt body and be ro enlisted for ser
vice In the navy oy a naval recruiting
officer for a period or one year, unless
sooner discharged. All oillcers or the
naval mllltla will, berore being called
into service, receive acting appoint
ments as oillcers or the navy In the
grades which they are to serve.
Arter It was read the men gathered
In knots about their respective ships
and discussed the questions that the
communication raised. The men In all
the details were unanimous In express
ing their determination to maintain
their naval reserve organization.
The New Jersey detail replied with
a written communication to the effect
that they would go anywnere on any
crnrt the government might elect, but
only as an organization nnd under
their own oillcers, In whom they placed
tho utmost confidence. The point nt
Issue is similar to that raised by the
natlonnl guards or the different states
and will probably be disposed of In the
same way.
Power with the Governor.
Washington, D. C. April 25. The
governors of the various states have
complete authority, under the call for
volunteers Issued Saturday, to decide
what troops shall make up the quota
of their states. Under the cnll each
state Is to furnish a certain number of
The law under which the call Is made
provides that the governor of each state
shall reoort to the war department that
state's quota and name the ofllcers who
shall command these troops. If the
governor of nny Btate shall see fit to
take a national guard regiment with
its officers and report it as a part of
the state's quota, such action will be
acceptable to the war department. But
the governor of any state can leave a
regiment of the national guard If he
sees fit.
Colonel McCann of Chundron Is plan
ing to raise a regiment of cowboy cav
alry. L. L. Llndsey of Lincoln Is trying to
recruit a regiment of colored volun
teers. Lieutenant W. J. Vosbtirg of Seward,
who served for several years In Cap
tan Culver's troop, has been author
ized to organize a troop of cavalry.
The shade trees and telegraph poles
or Lincoln hnve been kept decorated
with effigies representing Spaniards.
The neighborhoods where university
students were more favored than others
in this respect.
Company C of the Nebraska national
guard located at Nebraska City, Is be
ing rapidly recruited up to the required
number, which Is sixty-two. Flfty-ulno
men nre now on the rolls. Many here
have enlisted In the last few days,
among them
Paul .lessen, county itt
company Is well drilled
tornoy. The
and equipped. William Hay ward, son
of Judge M. L. Hayward. Is captain
of the company.
D. Y. Meats of Chadron. for many
years connected with the regular army
in the west as chief packiiuister, has
received a telegram from Chief O. M.
Smith of St. Louie, offering him n like
position with the troops In t'le south.
This would indicate that plans are
being perfected for an Invasion of
Cuba. Company H Is being recruited
to Its war strength, and anxiously
awaits marching orders.
The governor ordered the adjutant
general to muster Into the Nebraska
national guard the company recently
organized at Tecumseh. Hugh La
master, county attorney of Johnson
county. Is the captain of this new com
pany, which will be "I" of the Second
regiment. This fills the two Infantry
regiments to the full complement of
companies and with the recruits re
ported will bring the whole force of
the Nebraska national guard up to
about 1.510 men. As the quota or Ne
braska on a call by the president will
be approximately VA per cent of the
whole this strength of the gunrd will
supply Nebraska's portion of the call
for 100,000.
Adjutant General Barry went to
Hastings and mustered In the Second
regiment band. In connection with the
petition of a number of settlers In the
northwestern part of the state that sev
eral companies of the national gunrd
be sent to Fort Robinson for protection
against the Indians, the governor does
not consider that there Is any Imme
diate need of such protection! The
petition wns sent In without any letter
of transmission, and simply states that
the signers believe they are entitled to
have troops without specifying nny
particular movement of the Indians
that would load to the conclusion that
there is danger or an outurcnK.
Conductor H. O. Matthews, 'n charge
or a Hanscom park trolley car, Omahn,
was robbed of between $23 and $24
by two mnsked highwaymen In his
car at the south terminal on the west
side or Hnnscom park. Conductor Mat
thews and Motorman Elklns, nTtor
making the switch ior the return trip
to the power house. It being their Inst
run, had one minute's time to wall be
fore starting and were both Inside the
car seated when the masked men, with
revolvers leveled, entered the car, one
from either end, and Issued an ultima
tum. The ultimatum was to the ef
fect to hold up hands nnd deliver their
cash or submit to being shot on the
spot. The train conductor and motor
man resolved to accept the former al
ternative and stood the frlBk. The
robbers were about 25 years old, dressed
In dark clothes and about five feet ten
Inches tall.
The officers and men of the Nebraska
national irunrd have been given a les
son In the art or waiting for orders.
The reports of actual hostilities having
begun, and the knowledge thnt they
were to be called on first, made the
boys restless and anxious. The ofllcers
of the Lincoln companies were busy
with examinations of recruits and look
ing arter arms nnd other equipments.
Adjutant General Barry had his hands
rull, and though tho clerical rorcc of
his office has been Increased by the
addition of two clerks, the department
wns swamped with work. For sev
eral days the clerks In this ofllce have
been working until 10 o'clock nt night.
A great deal of time Is taken up with
Inquiries from men who wnnt to enlist
and don't know how. Guard officers
from out In the state are coming nnd
going In continuous streams, each one
bavlnir some matter of Importanco on
hand, nnd all taken together, It mnkes
business lively In the state war de
partment. Tho chapel building at the state In
sane hospital In Norfolk was gutted by
fire. Hard work by the hospital and
city fire departments saved the main
building. Not a single mishap occurred
In handling the Inmates. The fire broke
out about midnight, and was discovered
by Night Watch George McPherson,
who failed to give an nlarm until arter
ho had fruitlessly endeavored to put
out the blaze without nsslstance. Ho
found that the hydrant had been plug
ged with a piece of gasplpe, and be
fore that could be extracated the flames
had gained great headway. The water
supply was exhausted before 1 o'clock
and the fire burned Itself out, destroy
ing tho bakery, kitchen, store rooms,
billiard room. ceneral dining room,
chapel and five sleeping rooms, The
store rooms destroyed were those con
taining supplies Issued weekly. The loss
Is estimated at between $15,000 nnd $20,
000. The fire was of Incendiary origin,
and the entire Institution would hnvo
been destroyed but for the fact that
a strong wind blew from the south
and kept the blaze away from tho main
building. The 230 Inmates became
frantic at sight if the flames, and the
attendants had a hard time In trans
rerlng them to the other side or the
building and locking them up. When
It looked ror a time as ir the whole
plant would go, the Elkhorn company
ran a lot or coaches rrom the Junction
to the asylum switch to be used for
hauling the inmates, me institution
Is about three miles rrom the city, and
has Its own Independent water system.
The water Bupply consisted or two
tanks placed on top or the building
and Is Inadequate to cope with a large
James Kennedy, who was honorably
dslcharged in 1897, while a sergeant,
has re-enllsted In the Omnha Guards.
Not In Favor or Wnr EndB His
Forty Years of Public Sorvloo--Rotlros
to Qulotor Scones Day
Expoctod to Tako His Plnco.
Washington, D. C, April 2C Another
resignation from the cabinet occurred
yesterday when the venerable secretary
of state. Mr. John Sherman, handed his
resignation to the president nt n spec.!nl
meeting of the cabinet, called together
at 10 o'clock. This resignation tnkeH of
fect at once, and with It Mr. Sherman
retires front public life nfter a service of
over forty years, embracing the house
of representatives, the United States
senate, the secretaryship of the treas.
ttry and the secretaryship or stale. The
reason for the resignation Is the condi
tion of the secretary's health, which Is
now Impaired as the result of years of
devotion to the public service, and the
arduous labors of a lifetime, added to
age, the venerable secretary now being
within n few days of 75 years of age.
The secretary's resignation wns ten
dered In a simple nolo tendering to the
president the portfolio entrusted to him
uiMut the inauguration or President Mc
Klnley and asking that It take effect
The secretary of state was neon by a
press representative before he went to
the cabinet meeting, hut he declined to
make any statement beyond saying that
he was carrying with him hls.leslgna
tlon, and that he might have something
to say later In the day.
While no definite announcement could
bo made at this time as to who will
succeed Mr. Sherman, It Is altogether
probable that the next secretary of
state will be Mr. William R. Day, at
present first assistant secretary of
slate. Mr. Day has been urged to take
the olllce by the president, but Is per
sonally Inclined more to return to Can
ton to practice law there, though It Is
believed that he will yield to the presi
dent's wishes In the matter. Mr. Day
himself Is out of theclty and Is said
to be In Canton, O., arranging her per
sonal affairs. He has had entire charge
of Cuban affairs almost since the be
ginning of the present administration.
The session of the cnblnet nt which
Mr. Sherman's resignation was tendered
was called early Monday morning for
the ptirpohe of reviewing the message
(he president transmitted to congress
recommending thnt congress In the ex
ercise of the powers vested In It by the
constitution formally declare war
against the kingdom of Spain.
Before the session began the president
announced that the message would be
sent to both houses of congress for Im
mediate action, u
Republican Politicians Fnlsllylng
tho Record.
Washington, D. C, April 25. The re
publican malingers nre especially anx
ious to coVer up their "peneo-at-nny-orlce"
tactics, anil the general won!;
and wabbling policy of the administra
tion. Tho contest In the senate wus a long
drawn out and fierce battle. Every
tactic known to the cunning filibusters
wns employed to force deln- no
tion, and to dehorse the American
representatives who were striving to
maintain the Interest, valor, honor and
dignity of our country, and the friends
of the Cubans,
The forces on the field of battle were
continually shifting to meet the ever
changing parliamentary status of the
The pressure from the country at
large was so pronouncedly patriotic
that the republic-nil peaco-at-any-prlce
syndicate or senators, cabinet officers,
stock Jobbers and other members of the
money power, had to abandon that
position, and tho fight wns then waged
over the manner In which the United
Stntes should act The peace-at-any-
prlco syndlcnte sought to adopt such
methods as would protect the Spanish
gold bonds and the democrats, popu
lists and free sliver republicans under
took to protect the Cubans from a
gold-bonded slavery and the United
States from being forced to uaranteo
tho hundreds of millions or tho Spanish
war debt.
Arter tho peace-at-any-prlce senators
had been forced to abandon their real
position It was then a question as to
how pronounced and sweeping tho ac
tion or the senate snouia oe. Jiere is
the place where the republican news
service can get In Its fine work.
In thousands of newspapers through
out the land this dispatch was printed
under a Washington date line or April
"Tho vote on tho adoption of the
resolution, which probably declares for
Cuban Independence, was as follows:
"Yeas Aldrlch, Allison. Baker. Bur
rows, Carter, Chandler, Clark, Cullom,
Davis, Deboe, Elklns, Fairbanks, Faulk
ner, Fornker, Frye, Galllngcr, Gear.
Gray, Hale, Hannn, Hansborough,
Hawiey, Kyle, Lodge, McBride, McMil
lan, Mnson, Morgnn, Morrill, Nelson,
Penrose, Perkins. Piatt (Conn.), Prltch
ard, Proctor, Quay. Sewell, Shoup,
Spooner, Warren. Wilson, Wolcott 12.
"Nays Allen.Bacon.Bnte, Berry, But
ler, Caftery, Cannon. Chilton. Clay
Cockrell. Daniel. Harris Heltfeld, Jonef
(Ark.), Jones (Nev), Kenney, Lindsay.
McEnery. McLaurln, Mallory, Mantle
Martin. Mitchell. Money. Pasco, Petti
grew, Pettus, Rawlins, Stewart, Teller.
Turley, Turner, Turple, White. a5."
The above vote was not a resolution
to declare or not to declare In ravor of
Cuban Independence, but It was a vote
on a conference report as to whether oi
not the United States should recognize
not only the Independece or Cuba, but
also tho republic, Its government, and
by which recognition the SnanlnnU
would be forced to take care of thcli
own gold bonded indebtedness and the
United States and the republic of Cubs
would be guaranteed absolute freedom
from such financial obligations.
1'he nay vote was a vote In favo:
of more than the Independece of Cuba
It was a notice served on the work'
thnt tho money power would not be
allowed to settle this enormous debt
on either the Cubans or the American
The whole thing showB how nrone the
republicans are willing to falsiry factr
for cheap political capital.
The yea and nay vote constitutes the
list of senator who are "willing tc
crook their knees to the money power.
The Nashville Takes a Merchant
man One Shot Enough.
Key West, Fin.. April 25. The I'nlte.I
States cruiser Nashvtlel has captured
the Spanish ship Bucna Ventura of 1,000
tons, having on board a cargo of lum
ber, She was on her way from tho
coast of Texas. The cruiser fired a nlx
potiiider nnd the Spaniard surrendered
The Nashville towed her prize Into
Ibis harbor and put a prize crew on
board. Both ships are lying well out
In the slrcam.
Tho news of the caplme of the Span
iard sot the people of Key West fron
tic with enthusiasm, All work has been
suspended and the docks are crowded
with people.
The Spanish steamer Ruena Ventura.
Intorcepted by the United States gun
boat Nashville, Is a tramp steamer
hailing from Bllboa, Spain. She be
longed to the Sarrlnaga line. On March
2tl she arrived at Pacagoula, Miss.,
from Havana, nnd was on the way tc
ronsueoia, Fla., to limit for Holland
white captured,
Key West, Fin., April 25. Comman
der Lyons of the Dolphin has deliver
ed to United Slntos District Attorney
Stripling the papers of the Ruena Ven
tura, captured by the Nashville. Ho
will libel the ship In the usunl way.
The unfortunate merchantman Is stilt"
lying In the harbor. Her captain wn
allowed to remain on board, but the
crew of twenty-eight were taken over
to the Dolphin nnd made to assist lis
the work or coaling. The gunboat
Nashville steamed proudly out of the
harbor, having nchlcved the first vic
tory of thu war, although a bloodless
one. She had gout; about twelve mile
when the Dolphin signalled her to re
turn. She steamed back and received
orders, the nature of which were not
divulged, and put to sea again finally
to pick up any other vagrant ship oC
the enemy that happens to come with
in range of her guns.
The cruiser Mnrblehead, the monitor
Puritan, the Algonquin and the Man
grove have sailed to Join the fleet Tho
only ships of tho squadron now re
maining are the Dolphin. th" Terror
and the Helena, all of which arc likely
to move within a few hours.
It Is reported that tho Buenn Venturis
ran aground on a reef about n me
out and Is leaking. Tugs went to her
assistance and milled her off. Con
siderable mystery surrounds the affair.
Capture a Mali Steamer.
Key West, Flit., April 25. The cruiser
New York has captured a Spanish
steamer. Shu Is a pusesnger boat ply
ing between Havana nnd Porto Ulco,
Now coming Into Key West with tor
pedo squadron. The steamer Iwlng:
brought In by the New York tried ti
run tho blockndo. She Is a Spanish
mall steamer and was captured by the
fleet ten miles off Havana after an ex
citing chase. Many shots were fired
after her. Sho was Anally overtaken
by the New York and made a piiBoT r
Several cruisers Joined In the pur .tit
and firing. Cnrerul not to hit her at
first. No damnge known to be done
Watch For n Valuable Prize.
Key West, Fla., April 25. -Admiral
Sampson ban given or,.- of thr F.Ift
cruisers special orders to look out for
tho Alfonso NIL. now nearlng Havana
from Barcelona, Spain. She Is the crack:
vessel of the Comtmgnlu Ksphgnol
Trans-Atlnntlquo nnd Is worth $1,000,000
She carries a valuable cargo of sup
plies and ammunition for the Spanish;
army and a regiment of Boldiors 1,000
She will prove a valuable prize, and.
despite the soldiers, es expected to fall
an easy victim,
Bollovos tho State Mllltla will bo
Lincoln, Neb., April 25. Adjutant
General Barry, when told of the Inter
view of Major Morrison, assistant
Judge advocate genernl, In relation tii
the Interpretation of the war depart
ment of tho volunteers, said that hu
hardly knew what to think of It until
he could get over his surprise,
"It Is such a complete change of
front," he said, "and such an upsetting:
of the whole theory upon which tho
governors of the states and members
of the national guard have proceeded
that It hardly seems credible. Tho ef
fect of It will be to demoralize the na
tlonnl gunrd of the state and thor
oughly disrupt the organized mllltla
for all time to come unless that plan i
"Several of the states have already
begun to mobilize their guards and
others are only wnltlng the formali
ties which It was confidently expected
would end by a formal call upon the
governors by the president. Now all or
this work Is to bo undone and the guard
officers and men will not take kindly
to It.
"In my opinion this plan is an effort;
of the regular army organization to
get back at the natlonnl guard for
what Is considered the tight against
the regular army establishment In tho
opposition to the Hull bill."
Omaha, April 25. At the Oinalui
Guards' armory the news of Major Mor
rison's statement relative to recruiting:
volunteers under the president's calJ
met with no hearty enthusiasm, since1
all members present were much averse
to breaking up their company organiza
tion to go In with the "rag tag and bob.
tall apt to be picked up by a recruit
ing ofllce."
Captain Mulford. when seen at his
home later, said that since the com
pany had for years maintained its dls
tlnctlve name and organization, yet
conforming In every detail to the re
quirements of the state mllltla law, the
only option the company would cheer
fully accept would be to practically re
tain Its present organisation In going;
to war. If this cannot be done along:
tho lines already laid out by the gov
ernor, he believed that the Guards:
would prefer to retain their identity as
a part of the organized state mllltla.
and remain at home.
Key West. Fla., April 25. The Mar
lory line agent here gives notice that
his steamship service. New York andt
Galveston, Is suspended indefinitely. It
Is understood the vessels are chartered:
by tho government for transport purposes.
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