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' ai jg-wu; v ww-i "v-fcjs- yi --j- '2 ""; THE NATIONAL TEIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. OTffitTESDAT, APKIL 28, 1898.-TWELVE PAGES. 2 pW "First. Neutral flag covers enemies' poods, with the exception of contraband of war. "Second. Neutral goods not contraband of war are not liable to confiscation under enemies flag. "Third. Blockades, in order to bo bind ing, must be effective. TIIUnSl.W, Al'TtIL 21. Minister Woodford was 'not allowed an opportunity to present the uHimatum. At il:45, Thursday morning, he received the following note from the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs: "Dear Sir: In compliance with a painful duty, I have the honor to inform you that there has been sanctioned by the Presi dent of the Republic a resolution of both chambers of the United States which denies the legitimate sovereignty of Spain and threatens immediate armed interven tion in Cuba, which is equivalent to a declaration of war. "The Government of her Majesty has Ordered her Minister at Washington tr retirc without loss of time from the terri tory of North America with all of the personality of the legation. By this act the diplomatic relations which formerly ex isted between the- two countries and all offi cial communications between their respec tive representatives cease. 1 am obliged to inform you so that on your part you can make such arrangements as you believe convenient. " I beg that at a suitable time your Ex cellency will acknowledge -receipt of this, and 1 take this opportunity to reiterate the assurance of my most distinguished con eideralion. "PioGullon." There was some criticism of Minister Woodford's tardiness in delivering the ulti matum, which enabled the Spanish to outmanmcr him and not receive it. But he explained that the Spaniards, having CHIfc OF OKD.VAXCE Ih W. Gen. T). W. Flagler was born in New Department in 1801. and a Cap ain at the close when he was selected lor Chief of JIx Ordnance mplishfid man, and probably has no superior in control of the telegraph, did not alow it to reac' him Wedncs-aav, nor on Thursday, until .iltur they had sent his letter of dis- I missal. By many publicists this act is j considered a virtual declaration of war. j In the afternoon Minister Woodford, ac companied by his official staff, v.cnt to the depot under a strong guard. Per.- of the people recognized him at the depot, and there was liitlexiis,u:Lance- Bui at Valla dolid a mob attempted to storm the train. The crowd shouted " Death to tho Yan kees!" and broke the windows of the cars. The civil guard came to the rescue s.nd dispersed he mob with some dilucult3. Several passengers were injured by j.he flying missiles. At Tolosa a. Sergeant of the Civil Guard and a private detective boarded the train and demanded that Gen. Woodford '6 Pri vate Se-rettry, Joaquin Moreno, leave the train, basing their demand upon the ground that Moreno was a Spanish subject. Gan. Woodford's colored valet, James, awoke his employer, who confronted the policeman and protested against the outrage upon his Private St-cretary, declaring that Moreno was a British subject. The Serjeant of the Civil Guard denied this, whereupon Gen. Woodford refused to argue the matter fur ther and placed himself in the doorway be tween his own and Moreno's compartments, declaring that he would not surrender him unless forced to do so. man, who ua.- a fellow traveler, to explain I to the officers in Spanish that he had placed Moreno under the protraction of the British The desired information wis delivered to the Spams! officers, who were warned tliit if tliey seized a British subject serious results i would follow, and Moreno was finally allow ed to proceed. The train readied French territory with ut further trouble. 1 i ' i" ""-"'-"""-""'"" " -voum j vessel approaching any of said porls, or at- ' German vessel turned back. An -Italian The, illustration gives an accurate bird's-eye view of Greater Xew York and surrounding3. The water on the right is the Hudson liiver; the water in the center left is the East River, spanned by the Brooklyn Bridge, and joining the Iludson at the lower end of Manhattan Island, or the Battery. Tlie first water spreading out below the Battery is called the Harbor; to the south of it is the Narrows, and below that the Lower Bay, with tlie Atlantic Ocean in the distance. For tlie sake of accuracy of description, numbers are emuloyed to indicate the principal divisions. No. 1 is New York City proper, now called FHIDAY, APItlL 22. As the result of the Cabinet consultations of tho day before, the President issued the following : Proclamation. Whereas, by a joint resolution passed by. the Congress and approved April 20, 1898, and communicated to the Government of Spain, it was demanded that said Govern ment at once relinquish its authority and Government in the Island of Cuba, and withdraw its land and naval' forces from Bffwaifr mMBMMmE mUK$x&iSifc2r-ks 5'vC'Sa y&&3iim&tWtF3b? $ -' Cfl l e KsfiKwt j I rjK7d-xmc f m MitiTTiil "M I I 31tir a E H in the 83d Ohio. Haa ' York, and graduated from West Point. He of the rv. II went up by regular Uepartm it, ant! promoted to the ranic his specialty in tho world. Cuba and Cuban Waters; and the Prcsidcn of the United Stales v. as directed and on IK)Wcrej mrccs of to use the entire land and naval of the United States, and to call into the actual service of the United Slates the militia .of the. several States to such extent is might be necessary to carry said resolution into effect; and Whereas, in carrying into effect said .i..4,- ji, t? :,,, . r it. tt -i .i icauiuiiuu, uiu j itsuiuni ui tuu uiiiicu States deems it necessary' to set on foot and maintain a blockado of the north coast of Cuba, including, all porls on.said coast between Cartienas and-Bahia Honda and the port of iCicnfuegos, -on tho south coast of Cuba. - ' - Now- therefore I, William McKinley .1 'resident of the United Stales, in order to President enforce tho said resolution, do hereby de clare and proclaim that the United Slates of America have instituted and will main tain a blockade of the north coast of Cuba, including ports on said coast between Cardenas and Bahia Honda and the port of Cienfuegos on the south coast of Cuba, aforesaid, in pursuance o' the Jaws of Iho United States and the law of Nations ap plicable to such cases. An cfncicnt forcc 'M b posted so as to prevent the entrance and ex"t of vessels from tho ports aforesaid. Any n eutral I mander of the blockading forces, who will indorse on . her register the fact and the j port she will be captured and sent to tho ! Greater New York ; - -----, j iiliu uiu iiijiiui. i.uit (in; jiiuw u ui.?t;i t uiiu ui .-juuii x,uiiiJ'K wuciu ucii uiuorse- -'"Y"- " . . ,. lnn t ....i. ... -I.. ..i. -.? : i iiYTfminrinM ...,, .Q mntirt ..,i u ,v, .m, ,. , ' J Here were otner rumors aoout tne cap , mem was made, and if ihe same yesse turft Qf hc )lendhI AtnerIca l:ncr, city of I shall again attempt to enter any blockaded i p.,ris. which left Liverpool with 1.".0 nas- nearest convenient port for such proceed ings against her and her cargo as prize as may be deemed advisable. Neutral vessels lying in any of said ports at the time of the establishment of such blockade will be allowed 90 days to issue therefrom. In witness whereof I have hereunto sot my hand and caused the seal of the UniiecL States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington, this 22d day of April, A. D. 1S0S. and of the inde- AD.i'T-GrAT. I. C. Coitinx. Entered the service July 23, 18G2, as Second Lieutenant He was transferred to the 7th Ohio, and j served in that regiment urit.il Nov. 14,'l80:5, when he was promoted to Major of the 1-lih U. S. C. T., and rose to be Colonel of that regiment, -and Brevet. Brigadier-General, lie was then appointed Second Lieutenant in the 17th l. S., became M.-ijor in tho Adjutant-General's Depart ment, June 1G, 1880. and succeeded Gen. Rugglcs as Adjutant-General of the Army of the United States, upon . 5ir !?tr'c rptirrmicnl J.inf vn.nr. ' . was a Second Lieutenant in the Ordnance promotion, until he became a Colonel in 185)0, ol Brigadier-General. He is a highly ac- pendence of the United Stales the one hundred and twenty-second? By the President. . WILLIAM McKINLEY. JOHN SIIEHMAN, Secretary of' Slate. THE liLOCKAOfc &L? liAUAN'.'V. Orders had already been sent to tho Squadron at Key West, and early in the morning the entire fleet left its anchorage and started for Ilabana. When about 12 miles out a Spanish ship was sighted The cruiser Nashville immediately gave chase, .and brought her to by a couple of shots. She proved' to be the mercJiautman Buona Ventura (Good Luck;, a steamer owned in Spain, and had just cleared from Pascagoula, Miss., with a cargo Qf lumber 1 t . I 2 . .'I tll ..-.... 4 .....v3l 7..A,.. T. SStuSSd IhVs "jj,0 iieet was iur livvcuuvi. ouu was iuivvu iun ii.ej' rned over. 'The Spaniards as an act of piracy.. steered by ex ert Cuban pilots, thoroughly acquainted with tho Coast, and who have successfully landed filibustering expeditions. It arrived off Ilabana in tho course of the afternoon, and took station from eight to 12 miles from the shore. Its arrival naturally caused great ex- citement in the city. The troops were called out, and swarmed into the works, . but no liostile shots were fired. i It was ordered that for the present Hie I blockade should be a peaceful one. In the evening the Pedro Bilbod, a Spanish freight steamer, tried to slip past the block ! ade. but was cantured bv the New York. a flshinir schooner was also taken, and a Topeka had been run into off the English coast, find disabled, but these proved to be sengers and a quantity of gun fittings. and its Defenses. the Burrough of Manhattan; No. 9, Brooklyn, "The City of Churches"; No. 3, the famed Coney Island, now in the city; No. 4, Governor's Island, Headquarters of tho Department of the East of the U. S. Army; No. 5, Jersey City, N. J.; No. 6, a portrait of Mnj.-Gen. "Wesley Merritt, commanding the Department of the East; No. 7, Statue of tho Goddess of Liberty, presented to the United States by France; No. 8, Fort Hamilton; No. 9, Forfc "Vadsworth, on Staten Island; No. 10, Fort Lafayette; No. 11, in the distance, Sandy Hook, wliere the long-range dynamite guns are mouuteii, and No. 12, tlie Atlantic Highlands, on the New Jersey Coast; from the Battery to Sandy Hook is about 10 miles to the south. Also, that the Spaniards had captured the great American sailing vessel, the Slienan doah, belonging to Arthur Scwall, late Democratic candidate for Vice-President, and which left San Francisco Jan. 5, with a cargo of wheat for Liverpool. Spanish securities fell alarmingly, the Government bonds over 50 per cent. SATUKDAT, APKIL 23. Preparations for war went on in Spain with increasing acuity. Reserves to the number of 80,000 wcro called out, and regi ments sent to garrison tlic Baleric Islands, much to tho .surprise of Americans, who have no idea of carrying tho war across the water. Tho Ministry gave out the following announcement in regard to privateering: , First. The Government reserves liberty as to the question of coal being contraband of war. Second. Spain Avill not issue letters of marque and will treat all vessels holding letters of marque issued by America as pirates, and not as privateers. Spain will utilize 'a numerous mercantile fleet as auxiliary Warships and will exer cise tho right of search, T)oth by regular and auxiliary warships. CALL FOR TROOPS. Tlie President issued tho following in whicli, after reciting tlie resolution adopted by Congress, he said: , Now, therefore, I, William McKinley, President of tho X'riited States, by virtue of the power vested in mo by tho Consti stution and tlio laws, and deeming suir.cient occasion to exist, liave tliouglit fit to call forth, volunteers to tho aggregate number of 125,000, in order to. carry into effect the purpose of the said sesolution, the same to be, apportioned as far as prac ticable, among. . tho several States and Territories and ihe District of Columbia, ac cording to population, and to serve for two years, unless soonqr discharged. Tho de tails for this object will be immediately communicated to tho proper au horities, through the War Department. TIIE DLOCKADE OF IIABANA. The following explanation is given of tlio character of tho operations in front of Ilabana: The real reason for riot directing Rear Admiral Sampson's squadron to engage in olTcns've operations before Ilabana is that it is not deemed wise at this time to sub ject the fleet to the possible disablement of any vessel. While, there is no doubt that the combined attack of the ships would re sult in the eventual destruction of the Havana defonses, it is also likely tliat m the engagement one or more of our battle ships or cruisers would be lost by well directed shots from the shore. This would result in weakening our naval strength to a decree, v.hich might mako a battle with the Spanish fleet one of doubt, and thoro is no desiro to ruh this risk at this tlmo. The Key West squadron will, thorofore, be kept out of tlie range of tho Havana guns for the present. It is expocted that 'tho Spanish fleet, leaving Capo Verdo" Islands, will begin to make its way across the Atlantic, either to assemble at Porto l?ico or olso t attempt the relief of Habana. When that time comes the combined commands of Rcar Admiral Sampson and Commodore Schley will be sent to moot it, and, it is expected, will destry it. This having boon done, there will bo nothing further to fear from it, and the attack on Habana can be mado without fear of successful interruption. After tho Spanish1 fleet has been defeated, also, the investmcnfoi Porto Rico will be an easy task. " )! The cruisers Cbhinvbia and Minneapolis suddenly went ttfsea'at 10:45 a. m. for an unknown destination" Morro Castlo rfcda'alonally fired at tho fleet, the nearest vessel of which was live miles distant, but received no reply. The steamer Cattalina, loaded with staves, aad Miguel Jo'ver, laden with cot ton and staves, imdho schooner Mathildo were taken by vjessois .of tho fleet. Tho steamers are. wortn oabout S4OO.0OO, and their cargoes alloufri$l 50,000 each. The schooners Candidia iadon with charcoal, and the Antonio;, laden with: sugar, were also taken. -j! - Fears liad bean entertained that tho Spanish fleet at CapeoVerde was planning the capture of thoibatjleship Oregon, whoso commander might not know of the declara tion of war. .Tho JSfavy Department an nounced: that the fjegon reached Punta Arenas, the most southern extremity of South America, on Friday, where she took on 500 tons of coal, and her Captain re ceived numerous telegrams, fully advising him as to tho situation. Sho is fully able to take care of herself in any emergency. Slie has with her the gunboat Marietta. SUNDAY, APUIL'24. Reports from Cuba by way of Jamaica were to the effect that the Spaniards were leaving the interior and concentrating at the scacoast towns, burning and destroy" ing everything as they marched. Tlie Spanish Ministry issued a decree re serving rights as to privateering, but an nouncing that for the present only auxiliary cruisers will be fitted out. All treaties with tho United States are annulled, 30 days are given to United States ships to leave Spanish ports, and tho rules Spain will observe during the war are outlined in five clauses, covering neutral flags and goods, what will bo considered a blockade, the right of search, and what constitutes contraband of war. MOSliA'S, APKIL 25. The President sent the iollowjng message to Congress: To the Senate and House of Representa tives of the United States of America: I transmjt to the Congress for its con- I Weak Lungs flecent Progress of IVIedieal Science. Extracts from Dr. 35obrt nnters lectures on he hinffs have foeon published from ttmo to timo in this paper for tlio purpose of Informing tlio people of tho real naturo of lunjj diseases and the discov ery of a successful treatment of tho lungs by Anti septic Medicated Air Inhalations. o truth of medical science has been more conclusively proven and established than Unit Bronchitis, Asthma and Catarrh of tho Lungs have been and nro beinj; radically cured by this treatment, whllo even Con sumption, tho most dreaded of all lung complaints, is arrested und entirely eradicated by Dr. Hunter's moat recently discovered germicides, which kill and expel from the Iiuik3 the bacilli of tuberculosis: From all parts of tho Union como the crateful nc knoivledginente of patients whose lives have been saved by Dr. Hunter. Mr. A. Jj. Teer, 170 Washington St, Newark, N. X, says: "Sly lungs were left In a weak condition from TrfiUrippe and rapidly grew worse. They became af fected. I had twenty-seven hemorrhages, and my con dition became very critical. I lost fifty pounds in weight and wjis confined to my bed. My physician gave me up to die. Dr. Hunter was consulted, und I beau to Improve immediately. My breathing became freer, the hemorrhages ceased altogether, and I steadily gained In strength ami flesh. 1 now weigh more than 1 ever did, and am positively cured. Dr. Hunter's treatment was tlie thing that saved my life." Any subscriber of Tub Xatiokat, Tbihuxk who Is Interested can obtain this book freo by addressing Dr. Hunter at 117 West -loth St.. New York. sideration and appropriate action copies of correspondence recently liad with tho rep resentative of Spain in the United Stales, with tho Unitod States Minister at Madrid, and. througli the latter, with the Govern ment of Spain, showing the action taken, under the joint resolution approved April 20,1898, "for the recognition of tho inde pendence of tho people of Cuba, demanding that tlie Government of Spain relinquish its authority and Government in tho Island of Cuba, and to withdraw its land and naval forces from Cuba and Cuban waters, and directing the President of the United States to use tho land and naval forces of tho United States to carry these resolutions into effect." Upon communicating to the Spanish Minister in Washington the demand which it became the duty of the Executive to ad dress to the Governmentof Spain, in obedi ence to said resolution, tho Minister asked for liis iassports and witlulrow. The United States Minister at Madrid was in turn notified by tlie Spanish Minister of P'oreign Affairs that tlio withdrawal of tlie Spanish representative from the United States had terminated diplomatic relations between the two countries, and tliat all official communications between their re spective representatives ceased therewith. I commend to your especial attention the nolo addressed to tho United States Min ister at Madrid by the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs on the 2lst instant, whereby tho foregoing notification was conveyed. It will be perceived therefrom tliat tlio Government of Spain, having cognizance of tho joint resolution of the United States Congross, and in view of tho things which the President was thereby required and authorized to do( responds by treating the reasonable demands of this Government as measures of hostility", following with that instant and complete severance of re lations by its action, which by the usage of Nations accompanies an existent state of war between sovereign powers. The position of Spain being thus mado known, and the demands of the United States being denied, with a complete rup ture of intercourse by the ac of Spain, I have been constrained in exercise of the power and authority conferred upon me by the joint resolution aforesaid, to pro claim, under date of April 22, 1898, a block ade of certain ports of the north coast of Culja, lying between Cardenas and Bahia Honda and f tho port of Cienfuegos on the south coast of Cuba; -and, further, in ex ercise of ray constitutional powers and using the authority conferred upon me by tho act of Congress, approved April 22, 185)8, to issue my proclamation, dated April 23, 1838, calling frth volunteers in order to carry into effect the said resolution of April 20, 189S. Copies of these proclamations are hereto appended. in view of tho measures so taken, and ,wit.fia.yicw to the adoption of such other measures as may oe necessary 10 enaoio me to carry out tho expressed will of the Congress of the United States in the nremiscs. I now recommend to your honor able body the adoption of a joint resolution declaring thatja state of war exists betweon the United States of America and the King dom of Spain, and I urge speedy action tlicreon to tho end that the definition of tlie international status of the United States as a belligerent power may be mado known, and the assertion of its rights and the maintenance' of all its duties in tho conduct of a public war may be assured. WILLIAM McKINLEY. . Executive Mansion, Washington, April 25, 1898. DECLARATION OF WAE. Immediately upon the assembling of Con gress tlio Message was read and referred to the Committee. It took the House Com mittee just 10 minutes to formulate tlio fol lowing bill? which was passed unanimously in one minute anu vj seconus irom us introduction: A bill declaring that war exists between the United States of America and tlie Kingdom of Spain: Be it enacted, First. That war be and the same is here by declared to exist and that war has ex isted since the 21st day of April, A. D. 1898, including said day, between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Spain. Second. That tho President of the United States be, and lie hereby is, directed and empowered to use the entire land and naval forces of the United States and to call into the actual service of the United Stales the militia of the several States to such axtent as may be necessary to carry this act inlo effect. Tliore was no speech or comment, only applauso, when the result was announced. Tho Senate was moro deliberate. Tho friends of Cuban recognition rallied again, undor tho lead of Sonator Turprb, who of fered an amendment on that line. Every effort was mado to get him and his friends to deeist, but without avail. The Senate went into oxocutivo session, an hour of speoclunaking followed, tho amondment was defeated by a vote of 24 to 38, and the America's Medicine Greatest because it does what all other mediciaes fail to do. Scrof ula is the most insidious disease which taints tho blood of the people, producing incalculable suffering to many, while in tkers it is a latent fire liable to burst inlo activity and produce untold misery ou tho least provocation. Now, a medi cine that can meet this common enemy of maukiad and repeatedly effect the wonder ful, yes, miraculous cures Hood's Sarsapa rilla has, even when other remedies had totally failed and all hspe of cure had been givon up, clearly has won the title of Amer ica's deatcst Medicine. "C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mas3.: Gentlemen : For nearly thirty j'eara was a sufferer from tho effects of serof ulu and im pure blood, and though doctoring nearly all the timo I did not find relief, and I had practically given up all hope of over recovering1 my health There wcro times when I would rather have died than to live, but I am thankful to say since taking1 Hood's Sarsaparilla, lain as sound as a dollar. My trouble began after having an uttack of typhoid fever, when an abscess Hood's Sarsaparilla Is Auaerica'a Greatest Medicine because it cures when other medicines fail. bill then passed by a unanimous vote. The President signed it at 6:18 p. m. HAVANA. The blockade continued without special incident. The weather was fine, and tho only trouble was that tlie- fleet had to drift at nighUwitli a two-knot current, without any stationary shore lights to aid in main taining position. The water is too deep to anchor. A torpedo-boat crew, under Lieut. Fre mont, landed at night and obtained some valuable information. The Spaniards showed some scarch-light-on Morro Castle and other fortifications, but they did not reach far enougli to do velop'our ships. The people were reported leaving the city for the open country in great numbers, to avoid the bombardment. Spanish troops were being called in, which will add to Blanco's embarrassment in feeding them, and hasten the end. The steamer State of Texas, loaded with fowl and clothing for the suffering Cubans, and sailing under the Hcd Cross flag, is expected to. leave Key West on Thursday or Friday for Matanzas, -where supplies for tlie reconcentrados will be distributed, peaceably if possible, by force if necessary. Miss Barton, wlio will have immediate charge of this distribution, will be ac corded tho protection of our warships. Al though the expedition is fraught with dangers, it is believed that Captain-Gcn-'eral Blanco will order that the .Red Cross flag be respected. Tlierc lias been no cliangc of plans re garding the invasion of Cuba. Troops jn large numbers will not be sent to the is land for some timo. Tho "Regulars now in the South will bo used first, and probably 15,000 will be landed soon. Matanzas may or may not be a base of supplies. It is probablo that the troops will be landed at another point. Tlio preliminary invasion is expected within a week. The insurgent army will be equipped witli arms and am munition. OTHER MOVEMENTS. fThc cruisers Columbia and Minneapolis, of tho Flying Squadron, suddenly appeared off the New England coast. Various theories attempted to account for this. One was tliat they had come to convoy tlie City of Paris into port. Another, that they were looking for a Spanish gunboat that had been reported as starting for our cod-fishers on the Newfoundland Banks. Our Government having notified the Por tuguese that they must either notify the Spanish fleet to leave Cape Vorde within 24 liours, or keep it there during the war, the Spaniards were ordered out. London dispatches report the fleet to consist of four first-class cruisers, six torpedo-boats, and two armed cruisers. They took on 2,000 tons of coal. TUESDAY. APBIL 26. The British Foreign Office issued a notice tliat a state of war liad existed between Spain and tho United States since April 21, and ordering tho warships of both powers to leave British ports within 24 hours. Though this is regarded as gen erally to our advantage it will probably prevent our bringing away the torpedo boat Somers. It also hastened our Asiatic fleet out of Hong Kong, and will necessitate the seizure of the Philippine Islands as a coaling and supply station. Our Asiatic fleet consists' of the proteeted cruisers Olympia, Bston, Raleigh and Baltimore, the gunboats Concord and Petri!, tho rev enue cutter McCullough and two colliers. Tho Spanish fleet at the Philippines comprises a number of small, weak gun boats, none of which is able to cope with one of our vessels. Germany made the announcement that she will not Issue a declaration of neutral ity, the idea being to preserve Iier freedom of action, and "to be in a position to intervene if she considers it necessary." . . m THE UHIY. It Is on the Move Southward to Point of Concentration. During tho past several days the move ment of the Regulars to Chickamauga, New Orleans, Mobile and Tampa con tinued heavy. Thousands of soldiers were on their way South to these points of mobilization- Nearly every- railway . sta tion was decorated along the routes of the troops now in motion. At every hamlet and village tho flag was in evidence and cheering crowds greeted the military trains. Flowers were often heaped upon the offi cers. As soon as they reached their places of destination they went into camp. Ad vance agents of the Department preceded the troops and made all necessary arrange ments for their comfort and convenience. Tlie troops carry 30 days' rations arid a number of rounds of ammunition. Orders were issued from the War De partment to-day placing the light batteries of artillery on a strictly war footing. Tele grams were sent to the commanding offi cers of the batteries in all parts of the country directing them to increase each battery from four to six guns and to in crease the liorses for each gun from four to six. It is beliovcdthat tlie organization of the troops at Chickamauga will be into a corps. Tho guardsmen in various States are nearly ready to move, and the Governors of tlio States have been notified of the num ber of troops to be supplied. Recruiting stations for both Regulars and volunteers will be opened in many cities speedily. Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theo dore Roosevelt has resigned, and the Presi dent lias decided to appoint him a Lieutenant-Colonel of Volunteers to serve in a regiment of cowboys and mounted rifle men, soon to be raised by him and Dr. Wood, the President's family physician, who will bo the Colonel. The army sutler will not have a cliance at Uncle Sam's boys in this war. Sutlers are to be strictly prohibited in, the approach ing campaign of the army in Cuba and while the troops are encamped in the South. Secretary Alger has ordered that arrangements be made to transport with the army some articles and supplies not included in the stock of rations and in the manifests of tlie Quartermaster's and Com missary Departments, and to arrange for sales so that no profit will be mado by the Government. Smoking tobacco, cigars and chewing tobacco, toilet articles, and such tilings to eat as would appeal to a man limited to a strict army diet will be part of tlie stock. A hospital ship of great proportions and Greatest formed on my right sido above tho fourth rib. The strange part about it was that it did not breuk for six months after it first appeared, although it pained mo continually. After it broke it became a running sore, and I was com pelled to wear a bandngo all the time. Physl : clans told me the only way I .ould be cured was . to have an operation performed and have the rib taken out. They called the trouble bone disease, as four pieces of bone had been dis charged from the soro. I suffered constantly, but hesitated about an operation. Baforo de ciding to submit to this, I determined to give Hood's Sarsaparillu a trial. I began talcing it according to directions, and beforo I had used three bottles I felt a Change in My Condition. Whca I had taken the fourth bottle the sore on my side had healed. The euro has proved to bo permanent, and I value Hood's Sarsapa rilla'so highly that I always take it when I am not feeling well, and it always does me good." W. II. nEFFSEB, Alvira, P.a. If you decide to take Hood's Sarsaparilla. do not be induced to buy anything else in stead. For a blood purilier oud stomach touic there is no substitute for Map of Cuba, PKEPARED IN THE JIILTTAttY INFORMATION DIVISION. ADJUTANT-OENEUAIi'S OFFICE, War Department, elaborately printed in colors, in 4 sheets, each 27 inches by 37 inches. For sale at $2.00 per copy, in sheets. $4 per copy mounted with rollers. Map of Porto Rico, Sheet 24x32, price $1 per Copy. Shipped prepaid on receipt of price., JVI.IVS KIKV ifc CO XuIIlera, HO and 142 Sixth Are.. X. Y. capacity is to be provided for the army. The vessel will be under the direct con trol of the military authorities, and, unlike tho ambulance vessel of the Navy, will not accompany fleets into action, but is to serve the purpose of transporting the sick from one place to another and carry homo the wounded and convalescents from the army in Cuba. The Surgeon-General of the Army believes that danger will threaten the troops that may be sent to Cuba from yellow fever and other disorders incident to tropical climates, and has asked tho Quartermaster-General's Department to ar range for the purchase of a suitable ves sel. Gov. McCord, of Arizona, is deeply inter ested in the formation of Col. Bridge's regi ment of rough riders. He has telegraphed to the President as follows: "I beg you to remember that Arizona was the first to offer to the Government a regiment of cav alry recruited from the cowboys of tho Southwest. The regiment can be ready for muster in 10 days and will be an honor to the Territory and to the Nation. Please give me authority to raise such a regiment outside of our quota of volunteers to bo called for." Col. W. II. Nash, at present Assistant Commissary-General in charge of the pur chasing depot at St. Louis, has been se lected for appointment as Commissary-General of Subsistence, to succeed Gen. Cush ing. P'ive hundred miles of aluminum tele graph wire is being made for the United States Government. This wire is to b used in field telegraphic operations. THE 1WVY. A Baiy "Week In Movements Ior Actlvs Service. The Ordnance Bureau has assured Sec retary Long that every demand for guns for the auxiliaries will be promptly met by the Washington factory and the privato firms now engaged in manufacturing rapid fire and secondary-battery pieces. There may be a temporary pressure upon the Bureau for guns of the five and six-inch caliber, such as are wanted for the large merchant steamers, but at the present rate of progress at both the Government and private factories, Capt. O'Neil hopes in three weeks to have on hand a supply to provide modern batteries for every vessel that may be impressed from the merchant service and requiring the larger type of rapid-fire gun in her battery. The St. Paul and the Now York are to ba equipped partly with modern guns and partially with some of the muzzle-loading rifled eight-inch. The Paris and St. Louis will not be ready under two weeks, and it is expected now each of these will be equipped with modern batteries through out. The Navy Department has purchased Pierpont Morgan's steel yacht Corsair, the yacht Penelope, owned by H. E. Converse, of Boston, and the tug Philadelphia. The Corsair is of 560.63 gross and 272.01 net tonnage, 241.6 feet in length over all, 27 feet beam, 13 feet draft and 16.6 feet deep. Tho Penelope is of 541.45 gross and 272.01 net tonnage, 216 feet overall, 27.6 feet beam, 14.6 feet draft and 16.6 feet deep. The Government has bought the British steamship Appomattox, and the vessel will probably be turned over to the Navy in a few days. As she is slow, she will be used either as a- collier or as a transport for the Army. With a few alterations, she would be capable of carrying about three thousand tons of coal. Various small vessels have been bought. The Government will have no difficulty in securing a sufficient number of first-class steam vessels of good speed for the trans" portation of the army to be sent to Cuba. The new revenue cutter McCulloch, whose first sea trip was one almost aroun the world from Baltimore to this port, arrived hero to-day and reported to Com modore Dewey, commanding the Asiatic Naval squadron, to which the McCulloch was assigned as an auxiliary cruiser. She is a steel, single-screw steamer,, with ram bow, 219 feet long, 33 feet beam, 14 feet draft and 850 tons. She has triple-expansion engines and her four boilers gave her a speed of 17 knots on her trial. Hor armament comprises four six-inch rapid firing guns, several of smaller caliber, and a torpedo tube. Her commander is Capt. Daniel B. Hodgson, who has been in the revenue marine for 35 years. Rear-Admiral Sicard reported at" the Navy Department last week and was as signed a desk in the office of the Secretary of tlie Navy to act as official adviser. The "moskito fleet" is not destined for shore guard nor attack, but, as explained by one of the naval strategists, the pri mary use of the vessels of the fleet will bo to protect the battleships and other iron clads from attack by torpedo boats and destroyers. The purpose is to create in the Navy "something like the same system that" prevails in the Army in conducting hostile operations. The battleships cor respond to the heavy artillery, the "mos kito fleet" to the infantry and the torpedo boats to cavalry. TO CUKE A COX.DIX 0"N"E DAT Take Laxative Broma Quinine Tablets. AH druggists refund the money if it fails to cure. 25c. 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