TI1K COCONINO SUN.
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Declaration of War.
Following is the text of tho formal
declaration of war with Spain, adopted
by loth houses of congress and signed
by tho president Tuesday :
A bill declaring that war exists Iks
tween tho United States of America
and tho kingdom of Spain.
Bo it enacted, etc. :
1. That war be and tho same is
hereby deelured to exist, and that war
has existed since tho 21st of April,
A. D. 18DS, includlngsaid day, between
tho United States of America and tho
kingdom of Spain.
2. That the president of the United
States bo and is hereby direet-'d and
empowered to use the entire land and
naval forces of the United Stales, and
to call into tho autual service of the
United States the militia of the several
states, to such extent as may bo neces
sary to carry this act into elTect.
Will Be Extended.
Thore is evidenco that the Santa Fe
Railroad company is seriously thinking
of closing tho gap between Mohavo and
Hnkerstleld, forming a connection with
the San Joaquin Valley railroad.
James Dun, chief engineer of the
Santa Fo system, has loen looking over
the country between the terminus of
tho Santa Fe Pacific and the Valley
road. The route of the proposed ex
tension will probably be from Johannes
burg through Walker pass and fl'iwn
the canon of Kern river to Hakers
tleld. STORAGE AND DEMURRAGE.
Tho Santa Fo Pacific railroad com
pany have issued the following circu
lar in regard to freight shipments not
removed from station, warehouse, or
cars within tho time limits prescribed '
Freight not removed bv consignees I
from depots and warehouses within
' three das (Sundays and legal holidays
1 excepto i) after service of n.itice of ar
I rival" on tho consignees has been given,
1 will be charged storage as follows; For
I each thirty das, or part thereof, l" (til
j property is taken by consignee, .1 cei-.s
I per 1(K) pounds, minimum charge 2 cts.
Carload shipments which are not tin-
loaded by e.MHignoss within 72 hours
after service of notice of arrival on
I consignees, (Sundays and legal holidays
excepted I will bj subject to a charge of
$1.(111 per car for each 24 hours, or part
I thereof, until cars are unloaded. This
' applies on all classes of freight without
distinction. On all ears set for load
ing, either on public tracks or private
sidings, car service will begin after tho
expiration of 72 hours from 7 a. m. fol-
lowing placing of ears.
After holding freight a reasonable
length of time, carriers reserve the
right to place goods in an suitable
I warehouse, subject to established
I charges of said warehouse.
('. W. Dasis. Agent.
A privateer is a ship owned by a pri
j vato individual, which makes war upon
the shipping of a hostile p wer, under
letters of marque granted by the gov
ernment of which tho owner is a sub
ject or citizen. Without thoso lcttnrs
of marque, or governmental pjrmis
sion a vessel engaged on such an er
rand is guilty of piracy: or, holding let
ters of marque, if a privateer wars up
on this shipping of any power other
than that specified in the permission, it
is also guilty of piracy. Hy mutual
consent Kuropeun nations, with tho ex
ception or Sptin, abolished privateer
ing by the treaty of Paris in 18Tll. The
United States also refused to sign the
treaty on account of an objectionable
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