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CAMP GEORGE II , IIIOM
It is Kcnatuotl in L'onor of the Book cf
r Ohiokamauga )
SOLDIERS GATHER AT THE BATTLIF.ILO .
City of Tent * Tnkcn on .SoinctliliiK uf
the So-lirn Which Mmlr It Ole-
lirnti-il II Third of n Cell-
Ill rKO. < .
CHATTANOOGA , Tenn. . April 22. It If
now Gimp Oeorgo H. Thomas. Major General -
oral Brooke toJay luiicd formal ordern so
naming the Chlckamauga park rendezvous o !
tlio United States troops , cod henceforth ,
until tlic park la deserted by Die boys In
blue , It will he known by that name.
Tlio number cf troop * nt Chlckamauga park
was today Incccoacd to about 3.COO. Fifteen
train Jpada of Infantry , cavalry and artillery
arrived during the d-iy , and were conveyed
as rapidly as possible to the park , where
their camping ground. ! had been already so-
looted for them.
With one exception , the arrivals today were
all from 1(10 west , the exception being bat
tery F of tlio Second nrtllltry , noventy-nlnu
men , and five Held plocco , frtoi Port Adams ,
The long delayed troaps from Fort Sheri
dan , 111. , arrived soon after. They constated
of battery A cf Hie Second artillery , seventy-
flve men nnd officers , and five field pieces , In
command of Captain 0. S. Crimea ; and troopi
C and G , First cavalry , 120 men , commanded
by Major Vlele. Nearly all of the Fort
Edcrldin troops worn flowers , wblch had been
ixined en their < cals between Nashville and
Chattanooga by admiring women , but wcro
minus many a brass buttcn , taken In re
Tlio Twelfth Infantry from Fort Nlobrara ,
Neb. , In command of Colonel "Christy" An-
< lrcwn , as he Is familiarly called , onn of the
regiments dlvcvtcd ycatcrd'iy ' from N'ew Or
leans to Ohlck'Hiialiga , cud trcops F and 1C
of the Flrut cavalry , and trecfs A , C , 13 ; F ,
O and II of ( he Second cavalry from Fort
Hllcy , Kan. , lo command of Colonel A. K.
Arnold , came In during the day. Miny more
trains are expected tonight , and the troops
re now arriving so fost that the railroads
ere experiencing some difficulty In handling
POUU NOT IinAUD FROM.
Hy SundJy ten regiments of Infantry , be
sides the cavalry and artillery , may be cji-
camped here , although as yet lint four , be
tides tlio Twentieth and Twenty-fifth al
ready on the ground , have not been heard
from. These arc the Seventh from Fort
Logan , the nlghth from Fort Ruraell , the
Sixteenth from Forts Sherman and Spolpno
and Bclso barracks , and the Twenty-fourth
from Fort Douglas.
It was the belief nt headquarters today ,
however , that besides thr Second from Forts
Kc33h , Harrison and Yatea , the Tenth from
Forts Ucno and Sill , the Twentieth from
Foil Leavenv rth and the Twenty-second
frcin Fort Crook , would also come here.
In tint case at leoat three brigades of In
fantry will be formed. Two have already
licen decided upon. The First brigade will ,
U Is understood , be placed In command of
Colonel Andrew Burt of the Twenty-fifth
( colored ) Infantry , one of the meat popular
officers IP the service.
Tomcrrow Major General 'Ilrooko will nuke
his hcadquarteis In the field , the location
being on the east slope of Lytlo hill , and
not far distant from where General Wilder
of the federal forws was killed during the
battle which gives the park Its name. Quar-
ttrmaatcr General Lee , , It Is probable , will
alao make his headquarters at the grounds
' 'Tho Increased strength of the artillery
companies , from four to six pieces , which
had been ordered , has rendered necessary
the purchase of about COO horsej , and this
fact Is giving General Leo a fcreat deal of
trouble. He spent n great deal of time today ,
In nn unavailing effort to find suitable an-
Jmals. About 200 mules arci also required.
Sunday prom'sca to be a gala day at
Chlckamausa. Every rallrcad running Into
Chattanooga will run excursion trains , 'sonic
of them from points 303 miles away. The
hotels are already thronged with strangers
and today It te next to Impossible to hire
A horse , mule or Ucyclc for Sunday.
DBNVEU. Colo. , April 22. The Infantry
and cavalry soldiers at the 'Department of
the Cslorado who have received signal servIce -
Ice training Kivc been assembled at Port
l > 3gar. . One squad cf fifteen men under com
mand of 'Sergeant William laessell left for
CJlckarcauga this evening. Captain William
A. Qlassford and seven more sergeants will
An crier was Issued today providing for
the immediate shipment by fast freight from
Pert Lsgan of the field tclegr&p ! ) train , pirt
Of the signal equipment of the department
and other paraphernalia which Captata
Olassfcrd may desire to have sent to the
front. The signal corps Is expected to do
Impcrtant work In the coraii'ij campaign.
KANSAS Cirr , iMa. , April 22. Troops
frcm three different forts bound south passed
through Kanius City toJay. Troops and
0) cf the First cavalry , destined to Chlcka
mauga frcm Fort Ulcco , O. T. , arrived this
morning over the nock Island rallrcad , and
after a stn.i hero of two hours wcro started
for r. t. Louis over the Wabash.
Tha Seventh Inftntry , from Fort Logan ,
Colo. , arrived at noon In three sections over
the Santa Fe. They were serenaded for half
on hour , and after eating dinner left for
The Tncqty-fcurth regiment cf Fort Doug
las ! , Vtah. also In three sections , arrived
over tl'C Sa-.Ua Fe this eveujvj. 'No delay
occurred In tranrfcrrlng them to the 'Mem
phis roai , and In each Instance the three
sections left 'here ' within an hour of their
ATL.VNTA. Ga. . April 22. Lleutenwt
Samuel Ticker , chief signal cfflcer of the De
partment of the Gulf , has been ordered to
Key West -and will leave Atlanta tomorrow.
( Ho will probably succeed Lieutenant Thomp
son of General Wade's staff. Lleutennit
Glassfcrd , at present at 'ChatUncoga , It Is
expected will bo ordered to Atlanta.
General Graham , department commander.
will leave Key West Sunday and Is expected
In Atlanta Tuesday.
MODI LIB. Ala. . A'prll 22. Twelve compan
ies from the Third. Nineteenth and Tenth
joined the previous comers In camp today ,
maklug about 2,500 men here. The Seccnd
battalion of thn Tenth Infantry , four ccm-
juiitea , arrived tonight at S o'clock.
IU : < ; MVIIS poiiw.tnn.
I.HHI of Tin * 111 \t < nrliiK Mnxoii anil
ST. LOUIS , April 22. Three trains came
H today over Uio Burlington road , having
on board the eighth Infantry , Colcnel J. J.
Van Horn commanding. The troops como
from Fort Russell and arc bound for Now
Orleans. Soon after reaching hero tlio entire
commend was transferred to the .Mobile &
Ohio < ind the Journey south continued ,
CHIOAGO. April 22. The Ninth cavalry
( ( colored ) , U. S. A. , from Port Hoblnson ,
Neb. , commanded Dy Colonel David Perry ,
left this city today over the Chicago & East
ern Illinois. The Ninth was moved In flvo
sections , running half an hour apart , and
will bo transferred to the southern lines for
Chlckamauga at Evansvllle. InJ.
The Tenth cavalry , from Port Keogh ,
iMont , reached the city later , and was Im
mediately transferred to the Chicago & East-
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'ern ' Illinois , leaving Chicago In three ec-
CHATTANOOGA. Tenn. , April 22. Soon
after the arrival of the Port It I icy cavalry
thrco trains with companion C and G of
the Plrst cavalry , 120 men , In command of
Colonel C. D. Vlelc , and bittery T , Plfth
artillery , commanded by Captain Grlmca , all
from Port Sheridan , III. , came In over the
Nailivlllp , Chattanooga & St. Loulo road ,
The troopoM took breakfast In the cars and
wcro then * itched out to the battlefield and
Work of organizing the United States
troops centering at Chlckamaugi Into brl-
gadcd and divisions In order , as General
Broako expresacu' It , "to place them on a
war footing In the meat effective manner , "
hM begun. Tlio cavalry and artillery forma ,
lions have already been completed. The In
fantry regimentof which a greater num
ber than was nupposcd even by General
Brooke wilt rendezvous at Chlckamauga ,
will bo organized Into brigades as fast as
they arrive. Camping grounds for two
brigades of cavalry havs been selected and
occupied by the troops already there.
Colcnel" ' . - K. Reynolds , who arrived to
day at the head of hu ! command from Port
Illley , Kan. , was p'.accd at the dead of the
first brig-ido of cavalry , he belm ? the senior
officer on the ground. Colonel George G.
Hulltt cf the Second cavalry baa been iilacsd
In command of the st-cond brigade. The ar-
tllcry ! , which has been divided Into two
brigades , ties been place ? ID command of
M-ijor Ulllenback , the senior officer present
until the arrival of "Colonel Randolph and
Mujor Lancaster and the latter will asnumo
command of ono brigade , both to bo under
DEVIL.d LAKE , N. D. , April 22. The
\\fiole towci was at the station at midnight
when the train boirlng the delayed com
panies of tha Tenth cavalry passed through.
General Crcok post G. A. R. was out In
forte. The United States band was aroused
from Its slumbers and soon came upon the
platform and began p7alng national airs.
The depot building was bedecked with
Twelve- trains of cavalry , artillery and in
fantry , all from western points , arrived In
Chattanooga today and as fast alj ptealbie
wore'sent out to Chlckamauga and unleaded.
Before midnight almost c.i . many more will
have ar.'lvcd , The Twelfth Infantry from
Port Slobrara , Neb. , In command of Colonel
"Charity" Andrews , which wns Intercepted
at Nashville on Its way lo Mobile , was among
the first arrivals. This body of troops was
quickly followed by ConnanUii T and K , Flist
Mvaldry , and Companies A , C , D , F. G and
II , Sixth cavalry , from Port Illley , Kan. , 6CO
mrci and thirty officers , In command of
Colonel A. K. Arnold.
There U-o3ri3 and their horses and camp
equlppage occupied six trlans. Major General
Brooke eald today ibat the Seventh Infantry
from Port Logan , the Eighth Infantry from
Port Russell , the Twenty-fourth Infantry
from Fort Douglass , and the Sixteenth from
Ports Shcrrcan and Spkane and Boise bar
racks , all i the way to New Orleans , had
been Intercepted and would probably be sent
to Chickamauga. With the Infantry heard
frcm yesterday and that already on the
grounds here , this will make ten full regi
ments of Infantry at Chlckamauga , swelling
the number of troops there to nearly 10,000
ST. PAUL , April 22. Four companies of
itho Second Infantry from Port Keogh , en-
route to Mobile , arrived In this city over
the Northern Pacific today , and left' three
hours later on the Burlington. The train
wo * In two sections , running half an hour
apart. Four other companies of tfio
same regiment will reach here late
this afUTnon over the Northern
Pacific and transfer here to the Burlington.
Part of the Tenth cavalry wtrv. through yes-
terJay , and the remaining seven troops are
expected to arrive at about 5 o'clock this
afterMoon on the Great Northern , and after
transferring In this city will go to Chicago
01 the Northwestern line. Two car loads
of eavalary horses were reported tinac-
counted fcr yesterday , but they were re-
TAMPA , Fla. , April 22. The Seventeenth
regiment. Colonel Poland , from Cslutnbus , 0. ,
hss arrived and Is going into oimp. The
Nineteenth -Ironi Sacket's Harbor and the
Twenty-first , Colcnol Cllno commanding , are
.NO I.V\KKIl OX PACIFIC COAST.
Ship * ThenMorp Tlinii Able to IIolil
Tlu-lr O vn.
MARE ISUAXD NAVY YARD. April 22.
' "Wo are prepared today to capture cr de
stroy any force that Spain could posu'.bly '
send against the Pacific coast , " sail Rear
Admiral Klrkland. "In the first place , the
Spanish government has no .vessels In Pa
cific waters nearer than the ; Philippines. We
have a greater force there thin Spain and
can easily take care of the opposing fleet.
"The next possibility lies In sending a
fleet through the Straits of Magellan. Even
if Spain had the ship ? they would be practi
cally useless alter they got into the Pacific
through the lack of coal. We have two
monitors , the Monaclnock and .the Monterey ,
that are more than a match tor any vessel
in the Spanish navy. Besides these two ,
we have the Bennlngton anl Mohican , which
are now enroute from the Hawaiian Islands.
The Charleston will bo In commission by May
1 , anJ if It were necessary , wo could have
the Georgetown and Philadelphia in fighting
trim by the first of Juhe. What I rely on
mostly to complete cur coast defenses are
the ten vessels recently acquired. Another
valuable adjunct to our Pacific coast de
fenses are the three torpedo boats now nearIng -
Ing completion In the socril. This number
can be increased materially , if the necessity
presents , since each requires only sixty days
for building. "
IlKVOIjlITIO.V IX IMUITO HICO.
Rep or It'll TliroiiKliout the
NEW YORK. April 22. A dispatch to tbe
Herald from St. Thomas says : A revolution
has broken out In the Pc/ice district of Porto
Rico and thcro la rioting all through the
Island. A steamer , which arrived here yes
terday from Cardiff , brought 3,100 tons of
ccal. On a steamer which Is due from Phila
delphia tomorrow there are 4,000 tons , the
bulk of which Is on the market. Ono thou
sand tons will go to Porto Rico.
Kiiroiiuii Stot'U Ouotntlonni
LONDON , April 22. American securities
opened flat on the Stock exchange , but eocn
weakened , with fluctuations wild. Later they
Improved 1 % . with a feverlrfi tone and with
bidding moderate , pending the opening of
Wall street prices. Spanish /ours opened
weak at 2S , but soon reacted to 32 bid. At
2 p. m. Spanish fours nave further strength
ened to 32 % .
PARIS. April 22. Spanish fours opened
on the Bourse at 32 , a net lees ot 11 1-16
from yesterday's close. *
XnllH It to liii-
CHICAGO. April 22. The Chicago Board
of Tmde has nailed Its colors to the mast.
At a special meeting of the directors today
It wau unanimously resolved that the Ameri
can flag ho hoisted over the building and
kept there until the country's demands upon
Spain regarding Cuba are complied with.
The flag that will bo displayed U the same
that floated over the Board of Trade build-
Ins during the civil war.
Itccniiunonil 11 liny of Prayer *
PITT3BURG. April 22. The executive
committee of the National Reform associa
tion haa prepared a message , which has
been eent to Preoldent McKlaley today , urg
ing him at "this critical hour of our national
life , with the horroni of war Impending , " to
proclaim a day of fasting and prayer.
3AN FRANCISCO. April 22. Colonel John
S. Mosby of guerrilla fame , who Is now a
resident ot thlu city , baa wired to General
Miles for authority to rnlao a battalion or
regiment ot vplunteers for special service in
( ioviTiinr llinlikVIII TuUe Coiiiinniiil.
SAN FRANCISCO , April 22. In event of
the entire state forces being called out by
the state government. Governor Budd , by
virtue of his office as coinmaner-ln-chlef ot
the national guard , will take the flaM In
person at the head ot the troops.
Spnlii Ai > i > i-nU to Italy.
ROME. April 22. The Italic announces
thla afternoon that Spain has asked the
Italian government not to consider coal con
traband ot war. U is iatd that it la not
likely the request will be grunted.
FIRST SHOT OF THE WAR
Fired by a United States Cruiser at a
Spanish Merchantman !
NASHVILLE CAPTURES A SPANISH SHIP
Sinnll Lumber _ I.nilencd Stenmcr
Towed Into K T Went with
n lrl > c Crow OB
KEY WEST , Fla. , April 22. The United
States cruiser Nashville has captured the
Scanlah ehlp Huena Ventura of 1,000 tons ,
having on board a cargo of lumber. It wan
on Its way from the coast of Texas. The
cruiser fired a six-pounder and the Spaniard
The Nashville towed Its prize Into this
harbor at 11 o'clock thla morning and put
a prtzo crow on board. Both ships are lying
well out In the stream.
The news of the capture of the Spaniard
set the people of Key Weal frantic with
enthusiasm. All work has been suspended
and the docks are crowded wild people.
The United States fleet was about twelve
miles oft Sand' Key light thU morning when
the Spanish merchantman , Huena Ventura ,
was sighted , bound north. The gunboat
Nashville ran It down and put a shot across
Its bows from a four-Inch gun manned by
Lieutenant Dllllngham. The Spaniard Ig
nored the shot , but another closer to Its
bows biought It to. A prlzo crew under
Ensign T. P. 'Magrudcr was put aboard.
Captain Lucarraga in command was as
tounded. He said he- did not" know -war had
been declared , but when ho was Informed
of the state of affairs "ho shrugged his
shoulders and accepted the situation philo
TAKES ON STORES.
-Tho 'Nashvlllo ' has takea on stores and
will return to the fleet , carrying Ensign
iMagruder , who will bo rollevoJ by Ensign
A body of marines Li pacing the deck ot
thn Spaniard , nnd Its crow ot twenty-eight
are lounging around the decks In nonchalant
fashion. Not a man is in lioni * .
According to prlzo laws Captain Maynard
will turn the prisoners of war over to the
United States district attorney , who will de
cide the question of their disposition.
The i'urltan Is taking on coal and water ,
and will sail to join the fleet tonight.
On excellent authority It H stated the des
tination of the fleet Is Matanzaa. On board
the flagship Is Captain Arangurcn , brother
of Brigadier General Arunguron. He will
pilot the fleet to Matanza < 3. The Cuban pilots
went on board last night after 12 o'clock.
The Detroit sailed"to Join the fleet this
aiftornoon. It Is believed that one or two
shlpa will bo left here , at least temporarily.
Cqmniondor Lyons of the Dolphin has de
livered to United States District Attorney
Stripling the papers of the Buena Ventura ,
captured by the Nashville. He will label
the ship In the usual way.
The unfortunate merchantman Is still ly
ing in the harbor. Its captain was allowed
to remain on board , but the crow was taken
over to the Dolphin and made to assist In
the work of coaling.
The gunboat Nashville steamed proudly
out of the harbor late this afternoon , having
achieved the first victory of the war , al
though a bloodless one.
The cruiser Marhhhead , the monitor Purl-
tan , the Algonquin and the Mangrove sailed
this afternoon to Join the fleet.
The only ships of the squadron now re -
malnlng here are the Dolphin , the Terror
and the Helena , all of which , are likely to
move within a few hours.
It la reported this evening that the Buena
Ventura ran aground on a reef about u
milo out nnd Is leaking. Tugs wont to Its
assistance and pulled it oft. Considerable
mysteryfsurrounds the affair.
QALVBSTON , April 22. The Spanish
ot earner Buena Ventura , intercepted by the
United States gunboat Nashville , Is a tramp
steamer hailing .from Bllboa , Spain. It be
longed to the Sarrlniji HUP. On March 23 it
acvlved at Pascagoula , Miss. , trom Havana ,
and was on the way to Pensacoia , Fla. . to
load for Holland when captured.
WASHINGTON , Aiprll 22. The report that
the gunboat Nashvlllo had captured a Span
ish merchant ship gained rapid circulation
throughout the Navy department ( shortly
after noon today. It caused much excite
ment and was eagerly dlccuesed as the first
outward evidence of actual existence of
war. Secretary Long , hswever , bad not re
ceived word of ttie capture except through
ne.vspaptf sourctn. Notwithstanding this ,
naval offlceTs credited the report and dUi-
cusiied It as though it was an accomplished
fact. It was paid that a part of the crew
tiad been placed on board and the captured
vessel had a valuable cargo , Including con
Among the officials the report caused
much oath.'actlon , although It was said the
capture of a Spanish war ttilp would have
been more acceptable. 'There la eald to be
no question as to the Tight of taking Span
ish merchant shlpa at thla time. Two of the
ehlpa left Qalveston within the last day oc
oo with considerable cargoes ci cotton on
beard. Another Spanish ship Is eald to be
en route from Vera Cruz , Mex. , with 1,000-
000 pesetas en board , representing tue cub-
scrlptlon of Vera Cruz to the Spanish In
terests in Cuba.
KNOXVILLE , Tenn. , April 22. Com
mander Washburn Maynard of the Niuh-
vllle , which fired tdo first shot and made the
first capture In the war , Is a Knoxvllle man.
Enthusiasm on receipt of the news wan In
MOBILD , Ala. , April 22. The Buena Ven
tura , from Pascagoula , Miss. , which was cap
tured by the Nashville , was loaded by Mobile
parties for Rotterdam with 875,000 feet ot
lumber , valued at $10,900.
NEW ORLEANS. April 22. Orders have
been issued to Intercept and selzo the
Catallna and Miguel Jovcs. the Spanish ships
which left hero last night.
COMI'MOTE Tllli WAIl IlKVnMIK HIM.
Cum 'Will Contribute to 1'ny
the Kx | * nHeH.
"WASHINGTON. April 22. The republican
members of the ways and means committee
completed the war revenue measure tcday
anil sent It to the printer. It will be gone
over again tomorrow and probably submitted
to the full commltteo.on Wednesday , Several
questions are still cpen , The bill as QOW
prepared it is estimated will raise between
J93.000.000 and $100.000,000 annually.
The principal decision made today was the
definlto determination not to place a tax
upon either of the substitute propositions ,
railroad or other transportation tickets or
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'e Pills ct Mlr. | promptly and
tjrctirey. ] menu.
petroleum. It , , w.aj decided , however , to
place a tax ofUEtfccnt upon chewing gum
and 2 and 4 cents , on mineral waten , gin
ger ale and foreign and native wines , 2
co.its on plnta > xiil 4 cents ( n quarts.
These additions arc made to the stamp act
of 1SCC , which is pe-enacted with modifica
tions. A tonnage tax which Is expected to
raise $2DOOOOo'lf'also ! Incorporated in the
'bill ' , The addition ) of | 1 per barrel upon
beer Is oxpectfi , tp raise 133,000,000 , The
question ot allotvtoz a rebate on beer stamps
la still open. *
The doubling of .tbo tobacco tax and the
provlslca for a retail license of $4.80 are ex
pected to raise $30,000,000 and. the provisions
Of the stamp tif over $30,000,000.
SM1AM.HY T.if.KS WITH M'KISLRY.
HP In Convinced thitt the 1'rcnlilciit ID
In Unrni > nt.
LONDON , April 23. The Times publishes
this morning from George W. Smalloy , Its
American correspondent , a dispatch summar
izing hlo Impressions as to the Hlspano-
Amcclcan situation , gained during a conver
sation with President McKlnley. Mr. Smalley
With n. single exception , for whlc/n I have
permission , I shall rex. < at nothing that
President McKlnley said. All responsibility
for the statements which follow Is mine.
The strongest Impression from the con
versation Is the spirit ot contldenco wtnleh
Inspires him. Not a shadow of doubt of the
justice of his ciuiHc remains In his mind.
Ho has no wish to annex Ctlhi and be
lieves that only a small faction of the
Americans wish It.Vietlier ICuropa be
lieves this or not , It Is absolutely true.
The president has not the Icnst doubt of
the success of the American nrmy. I nuked
him : "Aro we at war ? " Ho hesitated. I
quoted Mr. Gladstone's famous reply : "Wo
are not at war , only engaged in war opera
tions. " The president laughed nnd seemed
content -wlt'n that Gladstonlnn distinction.
The president Is so convinced of the right
eousness ot his cause that ho cannot Im
agine Europe should think otherwise ; and
therefore he turns n somewViat deaf ear
to warnings from Europe.
I a. keil him whether Homo response should
not bo made to England's friendly declara
tions. "You can Kiy. " ho nnnwcred , "that
the whole of the United States responds to
tinum. " At the conclusion the president told
me ho never felt better In his llfo.
OWIUKHS FOR VOIjUWTUUIl A1IMY.
Ohniice for Four \ MV Miijnr ( jpiiornln
anil Mnc Hrluiullcrn.
WASHINGTON , April 22. In anticipation
of the enactment of the volunteer army bill
General Miles has prepared a table showing
the exact number ot officers that will be com
prised within the proposed volunteer organ
izations. Unless the bill undergoes some rad
ical changes in congreas , the volunteer army
will call for the appointment ot officero as
follows : Four major generals , nine brlgudlcr
generals , four assistant adjutant generals
lankliic respectively as colonel , lieutenant
colonel , major and captain ; one chief engi
neer with the rank of colonel , two Inspector
generals with the rank of colonel and lieu
tenant colonels , respectively ; two chief quar
termasters with the rank of colonel and
lieutenant colonel respectively , one assistant
quartermaster with the rank of captain , two
chic ! commissaries with the rank of colonel
and lieutenant colonel respectively , one as-
sls'.nnt commlraaryn with the rank of cap
tain , one judge. ] advocate with the rank of
brigadier general , ( wo chief surgeons , with
the rank of colonel and lieutenant colonel ,
and aldo do cafijp'anthorlzed by law for the
IfrcsB officers ! _ ae contemplated fdr A
volunteer arm 'organlzatlon , comprising ono
army corps commanded by a major general ;
three divisions * Va'cli'commanded '
by a major
general ; three firlpfades for each division ,
each commanded' by a brigadier general ,
making nine In''all ' ' ; three regiments to a
brigade. maklnj"lrt'all ? ' _ twenty-seven regi
ments , having the idual complement of offi
cers. ' " V
jK ! L. *
PARIS l .tnit' ' SHOWS
XII J _ ' -II
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PA'IU9 , A'prrtsfeirVttie 'LIbro Pirole 'today
publishes n vfb'lejit arffcle attacking Great
Britain's attl de toward Spain , an ! char
acterizing Great Britain aa the "hypocrit
ical accomplice of the United States. " It
Their alliance Is Ignominy , but perhaps It
Is just nswell that they should work to-
Kcther , tor there- will be a day when they
will be called to account by International
Juries , nnd that day the British leech will
be forced to disgorge , and Euiope will no
longer tolerate the. dlssrnce or allowing the
law to be laid down by such assassins nnd
malefactor an John Hull and Brother
Jonathan. 'That day Europe ; .will have rea
son tor congratulations that they will b2
unable to Invoke any excuse for mercy.
They have , been brothers In Infamy , nnd
history ralll sooner or later chastize them
Orilcrx tu ( Jet Henily.
DBS MOINE3 , April' 22. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The adjutant general 'his evening
Issued ordera to the company souimanders of
the National Guard of lowt to pack up their
camp equipment and a.cnutiemcnts und be
ready to move at a moment's notice. The
call U expected from Washington In tlio
morning nnd a war telegraph ofllco having
been opened today In the adjutant general's
olfico here , he cm notify the companies to
move In very short time. They will be
broucht to this city on special trains and
mobilized on the state fair grounds.
fit NclirnHkn City.
NEBRASKA CITY , April 22. ( Special
Telegram. ) Enthusiasm Is at fever heat hero
over the war situation and the local mllltla
company Is holding Itself In readiness for
the expected call 'for volunteers today. A
volunteer company Is being formed and
cloven men. Including the county attorney ,
signed the muster roll today. A goodly
number ot names will bo added today.
Vletlni of the \\nr.
CANTON. S. D , , April 22. ( Special. )
George Kvuger of Lennox has been placed
in the county jail here for stabbing Jcfan
Valentino. 'His trial will bo hold when cir
cuit court convenes In October. He got Into
an altercation with Valentino about war aod
proceeded to slaid his opopnent with a
knlfo so that It Is expected that ho will die.
DI-M iMnliiFM ICe 'i > * Yolinitrrrn1 I'lucon.
DBS MOINES. la. . April 22. The city
cou-.icil this morning passed a resolution
ordering that all the city employes who vol
unteer or enter the service of the United
States bo allowed sixty days pay from the
time of their enlistment , and upon returning
bearing- honorable discharge are to he rein
stated In the potions from which they re
signed. 't , 'f _
Cnnnoi ) | | | iyni nt Iluliuiiiit * .
DUBUQUE. la. . April 22. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The United < States regulars from
Montana were V yfcd with the. booming ot
cannon co they passed through Eaut Uu-
buquo at 9 o'clock utonlght. The Governor's
Greys have enlisted .men up to the I'uilt ' and
have been obliged 'to refuse many appli
LONDON , April 22. The British admi
ralty has ordered that the bills of lading ot
all ships carrying naval stores shall bo ac
companied by na ipertlficato showing the
stores arc government property , In order to
Piovont the po slcllty [ ot their confiscation.
Culiuu , fltiK ntvoru. .
AVOCA , la. . April 22. ( Special. ) The
main street of the city Is graced by a largo
Cuban flag , while from every business house
and numerous residences float the stars and
strides. The Cuban flag was swung to the
breeze amidst cheers and firing of guns.
Mull llnir U Nloli-u.
ST. LOUIS. April 22. A mall bag con
signed to J , M. HammlU. attorney for the
Louisville & Nashville road at Belleville ,
III. , was stolen from an express wagon in
Belleville today. The bag is eald to have
contained letters , official document ! ) and a
registered Utter in which were several drafts
for almost 130.000. Thcao drafts wcro to pay
tbe taxes of the Louisville & Nashvlllo rail
road In St. Clalr. Washington , Sallna and
White counties. Detectives are working on
War on Hut * anil Slice.
Rats end ralro eat Steams' Electric Paste
* nd die ; :3c and $1.CO ; at all dealers.
URGES DECLARATION OF WAR
Many Advantages to Bo Derived from Such
BRINGS' NEUTRALITY LAWS INTO PLAY
MnkcH Retired Ofllcprn of Army
nnil NnvjAvnllnlilc ( or Srrvlee
of Clrcnt Vnlne.
WASHINGTON , April 22. The State de
partment la now considering the advisability
of requiring congress to declare war. While
tticro Is no absolute neceralty for the Im
mediate declaration , there arc several reasons
why the adoption of BUtii a course would
prove advantageous lo ua. Strong prcrsuve
Is being brought to bear upon the State
department to Induce It to make a proper
recommendation to congress to servo as a
basis of action. U Is hold that until a
formal declaration L Issued we cannot eet
lo motion the neutrality laws of foreign
countries and In fact would bo practically
In the poaltlon that Spain occupied toward
Cuba denying that war existed In splto of
the actual fact. 'There Is another reascn of
material Importance Jiwt now that may In
fluence action. That Is that the army and
navy may bo prevented from call'.ng for the
servlcea of retired officers owing to the
fact that In some cases the statutes pro
vide that thla may bo done only upon "a.
declaration of war. " This Is notably the
Mi-io with the medical corps of the army ,
which te likely to bo under the Immediate
necessity of calling for a number of retired
officers of that branch of the service. In
the navy also It Is extremely desirable that
the secretary have the power to avail himself
of the services of the retired officers to re
place In the navy yards and stations the
younger otflccTS who aye needed afloat.
NOTICE TO FOREIGN POWERS.
The State department has now relinquished
Its connection with the Cuban question ,
which hao practlcaly passed Into the hands
of the army nnd navy. Of course all corre
spondence with Spain has now ceased , but
the department has still to nerform a num
ber of .formal acta required by International
law , mainly In the direction of notifying the
foreign powers of the conditions under which
the United States will conduct the war with
Spain. These will include a notice In full
form to all the powers of the Intention of the
United States to refrnlu from privateering ,
to respect the goods of neutrals in Spanish
bottoms and Spanish goods not contraband
In neutral bottoms. Respecting the purpose
of the president to refrain from privateering ,
which formed the subject of some criticism
In the senate yesterday at the hands of .Mr.
Money , It can bo stated that the declaration
already published was an expression of the
personal wish of the executive. It Is fully
realized that the constitution conferred upon
congress the right to Isjue the letters of
marque and reprisal under which the pri
vateers must operate. Hut the reasons for
abstaining from the practice of this semi-
legalized form of piracy are so prudent. In
the opinion of the administration , that It Is
not doubted that congrert ? will heed the ad
monition to refrain from exercising that
power. One of these reasons , probably suf
ficient In Itself , Is that In the event priva
teering Is recosnb.od by the combatants ,
Spain would bo able to Inflict damage upon
the United States merchant marine many
fold greater than wo could reasonably expect
to laflict upon the Spanish commerce. It
Is cald that Spain luui very little shipping of
Its own , and most of Its commerce Is car
ried on what would be neutral bottoms and
so be exempt , from privateers.
PREYING ON COASTWISE TRADE.
On the other hand , aside from the actual
foreign commerce .of . the United States , the
coastwise traffic 1-s of vast Importance finan
cially , and owing to the enormous length
of our ccast line , this Is peculiarly exposed
to Interruption and seizure. The Unl'eJ
States navy proper may bo relied upon to
protect this commerce from attack by the
vessels of the Spanish navy , operating o
Ions dlstc-nce from their boso , but It would
bo a herculean task to undertake to protect
3,000 miles of coast Mne against the forays
of the privateers who might swarm under
the Spanish flag. Every European port shel-
tem Gome craft owaed by venturesome spirits
\\ho would not healtate for a moment to
take their chances aa privateers and ask for
letters of marque. No secret Is made of the
conviction that Spain will either willingly
or by compulsion follow our course In re
fraining from privateering. In fact , It Is
gathered that when this decision was ar
rived at by our government as a result of
personal Inquiry from the British embassy.
It was reached upon the understanding that
England alone etood ready to see to It thit
Spain did not authorize privateering. Of
course , all thla program Is subjc-ct to dis
arrangement during.tho progress of the war.
\VLUl TO 1IB FOIliw.VM.Y DKCUVKKD.
I > ri Hl < 1eut JInyAnte Consrropin to Tnki >
WASHINGTON. April 22. The Washington
Pest says the president will tomorrow send
a message to congress , suggesting that a
declaration of war bo passed. The message
was In course of preparation at the State de
partment this afternoon.
This action was hastened by the seizure
of the Spanish merchantman off the Florida
coast and the desire to prevent any possible
complication : } .
The right of the seizure of the Deuna Ven
tura , however , la not questioned by the ad
ministration , slnco Spain Itself ar-copted our
ultimatum as a declaration of war.
IMSS THE VOI.UXTKKIl MKASIIRE.
IInth IIouMi-H A srrc to the Conference
WASHINGTON , April 22. At 12:17 : p. m.
the house adopted the conference report on
the yoluntesr army bill.
The senate has agreed to the conference
report on the volunteer army bill. It now
goes to the president.
At 2:30 : p. m. the volunteer bill was sent
to tho'president ' , for hU signature.
Speaker Uced has signed the volunteer
The vice president ot 2 o'clock signed the
volunteer army bill. H now goea to the
KiiKliiecrn lllnnule the Ship * .
ST. LOUIS , April 22. The following dis
patch has Just been received at the As
sociated Press office in this city from the
Tribune , Galveston , Tex. : It IB reported by
Cuptaln Barnes of the British steamer
. \6toun , which arrived here today from Las
I'almas , Canary Islands , that the delay of
tho"Spanlsh torpedo fleet nt that place , which
waa attributed to rough peas , was In fact
due to the deliberate dlfabllng of the en
gines by the engineers who did not want
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to cross the sea.
Repairs , lt was stated , were made by local
machinists , aa the engineers could not be
\Vlnh Father to the Thought.
LONDON , April 22. Lloyda have received
a dispatch from Cadiz , Spain , inquiring
whether there la any confirmation of the
story that the United States cruiser San
Francisco had been blown up by Us bailer
The United States cruiser San Francisco
U now at the Brooklyn navy yard , under
going repairs , having arrived there recently
GettliiK Miirylfind Mllltla I tend- .
BALTIMORE. April 22. The first step
toward putting the militia of Maryland on
a war footing was taken this morning when
Governor Lownes issued an order promot
ing Adjutant General L. Allison Wilmer to bo
major general and placing him in command
ot both tbo land and naval reserves ot the
state. General Wllmor's headquarters will
bo in Annapolis for the present. Order *
calling out the entire military forces of the
state are momentarily expected.
Chnnre to < Jo Iliiek to Culm.
KANSAS CITV , April 22. Major Prod
Funoton , son ot ex-Congressman Charles
Fuustou of Kancai , passed through Kansa *
MUST BE REDUCED.
5,000 dollars worth of Men's Hats to be sold
at 65 cents on the dollar.
Saturday Will Be the Big Bargain Hat Day ,
81.50 Dorbys , black .
' ' ' '
$2.00 DorbyB , black and brown . . . . . $1. 25
§ 3.00 Derbys , black and brown . . . . . . . $1.50
81. 50 Fedoras . 95C
§ 2,00 Fedoras . $1.25
§ 3. 00 Fedoras . $1.50
THE NEW FEDORA $ i.38.
This is the new and correct hat for young men's wear
and there is no excuse for not wearing one. Our price Satur
day is less than they can be bought at wholesale.
You can get the most for your money at the Continental
on Saturday. If you're not Fatislied , remember you can al
ways trade back with us.
Fancy wool cheviots , in light , medium and dark mixtures
and plaids at
Values worthy of yonr attention.
" Cleaning up sale' of Overcoats g | * f |
' "Saturdhy at w-l <
I EQ Special sale of Men's Suits Saturday in Cft
.Don't buy until you have seen them.
Great Bargain Sale on Saturday ,
Boys' Crash and Cotton goods , all sixes 25c
Boys' Cassimere , light and dark shades 50c
All wool Cheviot and Serges 75c
The greatest dollar values at this sale clays , gorges
and cheviots $1.00
City today cnrouto to Washington , where |
he goes on orders from the War department'
to report for duty nt once. Punstou re-j
turned hero fem Cuba several months ago
to recover from a gunshot wound received
In a skirmish whllo fightlzg for the Cubans.
Ho had spout tuo years in Cuba , taking
part In many Important engagements. Just
what hU duties will bo Major Punston could
not say. '
MICTIIOIl OK \Vi.VHIVi S IX MILITIA.
ItOKUlar Army Olllcern Will MiiNter
WASHINGTON , April 22. Secretary Algcr
today took to the White House for the presi
dent's signature , the proclamation prepared
at the War department , calling for 100,000
men to oerve as volunteers for one year. In
many respects the cull follons the outlined
of the first made by President Lincoln of
April 15 , 1SG1 , when ho asked for 75.000 men.
Necessarily there are a number of changes
because of the different purpose for which
volunteers are asked. If the precedents are
followed Secretary AJger , promptly upon the
signing and Issuance of the proclamation , will
request tbo executives of caoh of the several
states to cause to bo Immediately detached
from the mllltla the quota they may he
called on to furnish. The governors will
communicate the time at which such mllltla
will bo expected at the rendezvous where
they they will be met by olllcers of the
United States to muster them Into the
service ot the government. Pollowlng this
the secretary of war will designate olflccrsi
for the niuwter service and they will report
at the places In each state where the troops
may bo rendezvoused. President Lincoln's
first call wau for but 75,000 men , but the
total number furnished was 91 , SIC.
Orilcru to lima Mllltla.
SIOUX CITV , April 22. ( Special Tele
gram. ) General orders have been received
by the twrlvo companies of infantry of the
Fourth regiment , Iowa National guards , to
examine all persons desiring to volunteer. As
a result regimental doctors have hcn busy
all day testing tbe physical qualifications of
the men. All of the guardsmen took thd
examination , but about one-third will prob
ably bo rejected. 'Man ' ) * private citizens are
volunteering In Sioux City.
KANSAS CITY. April 22. Nearly a full
regiment ot the first volunteer companies
of Missouri has been secured with but two
days' recruiting. At the close of the first
day 201 men had been accepted. Thcsu , with
companies ( > romlr < ed trom other sources ,
make the enlistment ot voluuteori nlono of
nearly 900 men. Itecrultlng to fill up tbo
Tulrd regiment Us alao already progrewed
rapidly till Its oftlcem today cnnounco they
would aoon have twelve complete compaivlm ,
or 1,200 men. Both reciultlng olll"iM pre
sented scenes of unusual activity today.
< ; < > ! nMT Out to 'Meet the Oreitou.
BUENOS AYRB3. April 22. The Spanloh
torpedo gunboat Tomerarlo left hero today.
It ls believed It Is going to meet the United
States battleship Oregon ,
It Is now announced that the departure ot
the Temerarlo has been postponed.
The Oregon and Marietta , nt a rough
estimate , have about 3,000 miles straining be
tween Va'.TiaralRO and' Montevideo. The bat
tleship will necessarily keep company wild
the gunboat , a. ) the latter Is better able ,
owing to the quicker manner In which It
can bo handled , to successfully engage tbo
Spanish torpedo gunboat Tcmcrarlo , which
IMS a speed of twenty knots against the
sixteen knots speed credited to the Oregon.
The Marietta hao a speed of about twelve
knots. Therefore Uio Oregon should take
from twelve to thirteen ilajw In making the
trip from Valparaiso to Montevideo. As It
loft Valparaiso on Monday Mat , the Oregon
with Its consort , la now ncar.'eig Capo Horn
from the Pacific tide.
AilvlNiCniitlniiliiK SiiKimtii Ctililuet.
MADRID , April 22. All the persons who
have been ccrv ultcd by the queen regent
have advised a continuance of the agastx
cabinet. It Is probable , however , that the
minister ot marine , Admiral Ilcrmejo , will
Inr-lst upon resigning , in order to take coni-
nnnd of a squadron. Patriotic demcrntra-
tlons continue throughout the Spanish pro
Ilaltliiuirn Ileni-lie * Iliinur Kuiiir.
HONG KONG , April 22. The United
States cruiser Baltimore has arrived hero
and the American squadron is ready for
Tenilerx the l.eorKln Mllltln.
ATLANTA. Ga , , Ay/rll 22. Governor At-
klnEon today wired President McKlnley ten
dering tbe servlcea of the Georgia militia.
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