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•THE PEOPLE'S PARTY PAPER!
ONE DOLLAR PjJ* AR. VOL. VII. NUMBER 31. UNCLE SAM WILL SOON INVADE CUBA. — l. rm ■. — ~ ■■- n I—l jwuwHwmp*.i»< » 1 ■■■■■.>,■ ■ ■ —~v' —..— - -r ~ ——r— —w • 7- 1 r r j 1 ~ ni O rM MAP OF CUBA \ ; C& LF I SV'oP U 'V I '■■ 1 / ! I I I I WTC’nw.M! J AM 41 ck ' ' V '•■ I O£L< Jpbh J AND VICINITY ■ n / 1 _ -i, 7 ,Q Y --r F“ — 1 • " ■' - '<s?l “—kt •1-/ I / I I jtpßiNdfiß BArrC y A Vz* z S ! ; 1 /br ry -*~ /W 'V c> ' RXCOA MATTER ; O b I -J - I , I ■ / Le e Az —/* F- - ! ' • •-.c-'v-.- —£>—— 11 ■ T'ii -> -V!*F , —— XL, J J ; . ( Z ; bfe4 To El® cW *“* 1 tAi : ■ , Two P®*“ N> n. PS ■ r CI 1“1 CL [z\ p_ l q gg - ' -S K '‘M——J — —;— —"Ts * 'll I i ■ 4' : ' ! I |&l '. NO IK-—Txifc above map shows the island of tuba and its relative position to Florida on the North, Haiti (an irdepondcnt neutral republic) on the South, while Porto Rico, the other Spanish island, lies still further Southeast with the Danish inlands St. John and St. Thomas close by. These two small islands it is believed have been leased temporarily by Denmark to the U. 3. Jamaica is cf course, neutral, and England will give Spain no assistance from that point. Nassau on the Northeast is also English. While General BJanco’s forces occupy all that part near Havana, General Gomez and the insurgents control the provinces of Puerto Principe and Santiago de Cuba and General Garcia’s troops are now close to Havana and preparing to.co-operate with the U. S. fleet which will scon reduce Mstanzas so as to land arms and the insurgents* This is close Havana but (he Spanish forces can not prevent the ■ MO HIS CfflE fflH ILL ITS HORRORS. Cuban Ports Blockaded and Prizes Taken by U. S. Vessels. BIG BATTLE SUNDAY 1113 Philippine Islands Will be The Next Scene. THE NAVAL DUEL IS COOS. Almost Evenly Matched Uncle Sam’s Warships Will Attack the Spanish Fleet in Spanish Waters-Rush ing Men to Key West Pre paratory to Invading of Cuba. War, with all its grim horrors has commenced and from now on, every day will bring fresh news of bloody encounters until the Dons sue for peace and leave American waters for ever, Every preparation for a deadly con flict has been rapidly pushed forward by both Spain and the U. 8. and now that fighting lias actually commenced, our vessels will be expected to make a good report of themselves in every situation. Congi-esss has declared war as will be seen in another column and both navies ao-e eagerly straining every point to put in finishing touches to the ships of the ent my. As the Peoples Party I’aper goes to press Friday, April i»9, rcporls are coming in of the bombardment of the forts at Matanzas which occurred Wed nesday afternoon in which the New York, Puritan and Cincinnati took part. Oar vessels were uninjured but it is believed the enemy lost heavily both in life and property. Three hundred shots were fired at a a ra> go cf 4,000 yards. The Spanish batteries ieturned the fire of our ves sels doing no damage. The bombard meat wa- made to prevent the Spanish force ton completing their earth works at that port. Akovo will be found a map of Cuba and the vicinity which P. P. P. readers would do well to preserve since tho fighting on thia side cf the o.:ean will probably all take place in Cuba. But the first naval engagement is ex peeted to take place about Sunday near the Phillippino islands. The IT. S. Asiatic squadron commanded by Rear Admiral Dewey and consisting of the cruisers Olympia, Baltimore, Boston, Concord, Raleigh, the gun boat Petrel and dispatch boat Hugh MeCulloh sail ed from Hong Kong Wednesday noon. Tho leader of the insurgents of the Phillippiues is on board tha flag ship Olympia. The insurgents are reported as being massed around Manilla and are said to be strong enough to drive the Spanish off with some assistance from our fleet. Against our fleet, Spain has sent the cruisers Reino Cristina, Castilla, Velas co and Dun Juan do Austria and the gnu boats, Paraguay, Ulloa, El Cano, General Lezo and Marquez del Ducro. As U. S. Admiral Dewey is a cool head ed, brave fighter while the Spanish ad miral is reckless, there is a good chance for Dewey. News from the scene will be awaited with suspense. In the meantime, affairs on this side o' the pond are moving rapidly. The U. S. has purchased the dyna mite cruiser Nictlieroy and she is on her way to Key West accompanied by a Brazilian warship. The Spaniards have captured a small American bark Saronac near Manilla, but are much worried about the prizes which the Key West squadron under Sampsr n have taken in. The Monitor Terror caught the Am brosio Bolivar off Cardenas Cuba on Wednesday. She had S6P.OJO in Span ish silver on board. . The U. S. light house tender Man grove, a small craft captured on Tues day the Spanish cruiser PanSina with 29 passengers and 72 crew. It was a rich prize as the Panama is a large trans-Atlantic liner carrying two 12 pounders and could have blown tho Mangrove out of the sea with her little pop guns, it was a daring, reckless job but proved a success. Tho City of Paris is reported t-afe by vessels who spoke her in mid-ocean. The U. S. naval board has purchased the Bollard subma ine boat which dives down several miles away from an enemy’s ship and while under the wa ter flros torpedoes at her hull, rising “JE’<2UI4Z RIGHTS TO ALL; SPECIAL PRIVILEGES TO NONE.” ATLANTA, GEORGIA; FRIDAY ALRIL ’9, 1898 again when oiit of range of her guns. Judge DayAtucoceded Secretary Sher man as Secretary of State on Tuesday. The mustering of the Georgia Vol unteers commenced Wednesday and the companies will bn in camp near Atlanta by next Sunday. Col. W. W. Gordon of Savannah may be made a brigadier general by the president. Portugal declared neutrality Thurs day and this will cause the Spanish fleet to leave Cape de Verde islands at once. Portugese war ships will be sent to enforce the orders. Thursday's dispatches assert that four iron clads and three torpedo boat destroyers had loft Cadiz, steaming directly westward! It is expected that this squadron will bombard some one of our n orthern ports within a few days. The Catalina, a Spanish steamer, valued at *400,000 captured near Cub? by the Detroit on Monday is at Key West. The negro troops will not ba accept ed by Governor Atkinson but he will request General Brooke to enlist them directly into the U, S, army. Late reports reduce Georgia’s quota to 2,400 men. Gov. Atkinson has ap pointed for one regiment, Col. Oscar J. Brown, U. S. army, Lt. Col. J. F. Brooks now Captain in the Ist Ga Regt., Majors W. J. Kendrick of At lanta and E H. Almand of Conyers. Col. Lawton’s regiment will have Lt. Col. Wm. Gaerard of Savannah, Majors 0. T. Ke'nanof Macon and H. E. Woot en. No regiment will be taken com plete but as far as possib’e companies will be taken. Strict physical exami nation will be required of each volun teer. Gov. Atkinson has asked for a com mission as Brigadier General. If he is appointed he will resign as governor. Col. Ed. Wright of Albany, Col. Floyd King of Brunswick and Col. W. W. Gordon are his opponents, all wanting the same appointment. The steamer Guido captured by the Terror and the gun boat, Machias on Thursday is a good prize. She had a cargo and money for the Spanish troops and tried to slip by ths U. S. vessels In the fog but had her pilot house shot off for her pains. The cargo and vessels are valued at 8100,000. Secret orders issued Thursday caused train load after train load of troops to be rushed from Chiokamauga through Atlanta to Tampa. Over half of the army will be in Tampa by Saturday night. Lt. Freemont of the U. S. army was lauded near Havana Tuesday and was conducted to Gen. Gomez where he arranged for co-operation between the U. S. troops and the insurgents. A rough estimate of the prizes already taken near Cuba by U. S. vessels reach es over *10,000,000. The navy department has already spent the *50,000,000 for new vessels and now wants mors money. A bill aas been passed by congress to enlist 10,000 yellow fever immunes at once. Gov. Bob Taylor of Tennessee, will go with his men whether or not he is appointed a brigadier. : Congress Declares War. ? 1 i 2 Washington, April 25. —The following bill, f t reported by the foreign affairs committee in the low- £ x er house of congress today, was passed immediately 2 t and without division: X “A bill declaring that war exists between the 2 2 United States of America and the Kingdom of Spain. 5 J “Be it enacted, etc., J $ “First, That war be. and the same is hereby, | t declared to exist and that war has existed since the * X 2 1st day of April, A. D., 1898, including said day, | between the United States of America and the King- 2 t dom of Spain. J X “Second, That the president of the United $ J States be, and he is hereby directed and empowered J 2 to use the entire land and naval forces of the United | 2 States, and to call into the actual service of the Uni- $ t ted States the military of the several states, to such J | extent as may be necessary to carry this act into J J effect.” 2 2 The senate went into secret session today on re- 2 2 ceiving the house war bill. Mr. Davis moved to take 2 * up the house war bill and then to amend the house 5 J bill by adding a few words which the senate commit- 2 0 tee had agreed upon. X 2 The senate agreed to house war bill. Amend- J 3 meats of foreign relations committee were dropped. 2 o ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ The war wh eh officially started April 21 by Spain handing Woodford his passports up to the present has bean simply a waiting game on the part of Spain and on the part of Uncle Sam, one capture after another of Spanish vessels in Cuban and American waters. The first gun in the war was fired by the Nashville and the first prize taken by that vessel. Early Friday morning the Spanish staamer Buena Ventura which had sailed from Galveston for Rotterdam was sighted 12 miles from Key West Tho Nashville ran her down firing two shots before she would come to. A prize crew was put on bwwfd and she was towed into Key West. The crew of 28 men were turned over to the U. S. attorney. All day Friday the squadron steamed around Cuba, having left Key West that morning. The blockade of Havana was com menced Friday afternoon and is now effective Manlanzas was blockaded Sunday and no vessels now enter or leave either port Fridiy it was rumored the -fast Amer ican Steamship, Citv of Faris, which left Southampton Thursday with 209 passengers and over a million dollars worth cf ws’ materir.’s had been cap tured by Spanish cruisers but later reports showed she had changed her courte and escaped the pursuers Friday the U. S. notified the powers that there would be no American pri vateers bat Spain has refused to agree to thia and will send them out. Eng- land, Germany and Russia have all notified Spain that neutral vessels must be respected. England, on Saturday, warned all American and Spanish vessels to leave English ports inside of 24 hours. French citizens continue to subscribe liberally to a war fund for Spain. The Oregon which had been sent from San Francisco was reported in danger Saturday, the Spanish torpedo boat Temerario having left Buenos Ayres in search of her but later ac counts showed that the Marietta which had been sent to meet her had been warned and both vessels would be prepared in case of an attack. The American fleet at Hong Kong were ordered Sunday to the PhUlipine islands where the admiral Will com bine with the insurgents and a block ade and attack will soon take place. In Porto Rico, insurgents are report ed as preparing to drive the Spanish from that island. Thousands of Cubans have left the cities and are joining the insurgents. In all the leading cities of the world the newspapers commenced issuing from 4 to ti extras on Friday, getting them out on Sunday the same as week days. Banking houses in Havanna shipped a million dollars in gold Friday to New York. Spanish securities and bonds dropped to a low point on Saturday, while American wheat and cotton rose rap idly. Fou- thousand U. S regulars are now at Tampa ready to emba-k for Cuba and several thousand more are scattered at Mobile, Pensacola and New Orleans. Several regiments, infantry, calvary and artillery are in camp at Chicka mauga. Fort McPherson, near Atlanta, will be the rendezvous for Georgia and southern volunteers and is now being prepared. Spain called out 30,000 volunteers Friday while McKinley’s call on Satur day was for 125,000 to serve 2 years. The powers have recognized the blockade at Havana to be binding. General Brooke will command the army of invasion and not General Miles. Postmaster General Gary, who re signed last week was succeeded by Chas. E. Smith, of Philadelphia. Secretary of State Sherman resigned Monday and was succeeded by assistant Secretary Day. The war department decided Mon day to send the regular army first to Cuba and in tho meantime have the volunteers and national guard under drill and being prepared. The call on Georgia names 2,400 men as our' quota. Florida, the nearest point to the scene of war is called on for only 750 men, while New York is called on for 13,000 men. Only one call will be made it is believed. The Minneapolis and Columbia of the flying squadron, put to sea from Fortress Monroe Saturday to escort the Convoy Panther with 80J marines to Key West. One of these flyers is be lieved to have gone to find the City of Paris. Saturday the torpedo boat Porter, after a lively chase captured near Cuba the schooner Mathilde of Havana load ed with rum. She was towed to Key West by tbe press boat Dauntless. The Spanish steamer La Cumins, from South America, was taken st Ship Island, Miss. Sunday by the reve nue cutter Winona. She is a fine freight steamer. The Hull bill which has passed pro vides for 9 Brigadier Generals and 4 Major Generals. "Fighting Joe” Wheel er of Alabama will be made a Major General and Fitzhugh Lee a Brigadier General. Roosevelt, the assistant secre tary of navy has resigned and will be assigned to Lee’s staff. It is probable that Fred Grant, son of the late U. S. Grant will be on the same staff. The cable between Havana and Key West is in charge of General Greeley who is the U. S. censor and no govern ment messages to Cuba will be allowed nor cipher cablegrams sstrt. The Man grove and another vessel or two will try and cut the cable south of Cuba so as to prevent all communication with the outside world. The Speniards fired their first shots Saturday. The New York was within range of the guns of Morro Castle and ten shots were sent at the U, S flagship with no effect. The New York continued her signalling to tho other vessels in the fleet, paying no attention to the guns. The Hawaiian islands will be held by the U. S. ae a coaling station during the eontinuauoeof the war. The following vessels are now inside of 8 miles of Havana harbor and form a line for 29 miles down the coast so as to <<v - HOI 7mm prev-?ut any vs .fIBI tiio h?i-aor;BH per:, Il Nev Y. ■ an.U ! torpedo beat. I’olfS city of Havana <_Ejg The Puritan, ( tlio Monitor AKH Sunday and Wocij® denos and SagvW night ffl Secretary SheiH foro he resigned H United States Ji and feed the insu fll pend at present H the land fightin® troops would net® time rS The New Yorl.fij noon captured n9| Pedro, close to H n ed into Key West® At all of the H lantic and Pacificin goes on unceasing® being added rapid is the recently pn JM boats and yacht My and altered ancßß fleets as rapidly ® them. QS The crack Ame ® and New York safely on Sunday M M Great. Britain M proclamation, fc gK sei U. S. or SpaiM except to coal so K port nor will any Ig British ports. S Late dispatchesjß islands show that Jn not left St. Vince® Tho U. S. torpeSß was purchased March and put in Bg for repairs was t Sa British torpedo bBS to prevent her le.'S out England’s pc>H The Spanish m:H Toronto will be e;® ada by English ci w done at once thiH England to order® He is using Toren ■ plying Spain with I Several car loa-H were purchased in® be Bent to Tampa. ■ war e sent, and no® are wanted. | Tww Ottbsm -dc-y once id Ssnitlago fie Cuba, Cienfuegos and on the north eoast Sagua I a Grande. Gomez and Garcia are prepared, to move on to Havana just aa soon att they re ceive ammunition. Gov. Atkinson on Mondaj’, formally received tho call from Washcligton for 2,400 men. All the commamiers were called to Atlanta Monday unci were in secret session all day. It was decided to hold the militia in reserve and send raw recruits and only a port’on cf stato troops, but tho call from Ute war de partment changed this and on Tuesday, the governor's proclamation « ac issued calling out two regimonts'of infantry and two batteries of light artillery, Atlanta and Savannah will Jsvjmish the artillery. Captain Oscar X llrown, acting adjutant General and CoL A. R. Lawton of Savannah were selected to command the Georgia volui iteers in the invasion of Cuba. From all parts of the country troops are being rushed to Chickamauga where drills are now taking place d ally. An army corps will be organized of 2 divis ions of cavalry of3 regiments .jack, two divisions of infantry composed each of 4 regiments and ten batteries of artillery to be formed into a regiment. "Mary Ann” Butler who is never sat iffied unless he can get hi J name in print caused a sensation in Washington Monday by a speech in whicki he refer red to the defects in the armor on U. S. vessels. He was hissed on all sides and Senator Hawley caution: him that if he were to reduce to writing his speech and submit then! to Spain, he would be guilty of treason. All U. S. ports have been declared to be in pacific blockade from, sunset to sunrise and no vessel can. enter or leave any of our ports during the night. Tho Solace, tho rad cross steamship, will follow the fleet in Cuban waters to care for the wounded whei ever they are found. It is not believed! Spanish vessels will fire on her. Port Tampa has been selected as the main point of embarkation far the army of invasion. Atlanta Markets.. active (per doz 12a IjIVK I’OUBTRT—Becelpla Light. Hens—active demand 25 to 27c Krys—Spring—owing to size 20 to 80a Turkeys p®* lb, 10 to 110 Ducks—Puddle 18 to 200 • * Pekin. ful 1 athered 435 to 80e Guineas and Cocks 12 t 0450 SMOKED MEAT. Hams— Country cured—Salt 8 to*sko “ “ 5m0ked......... K to 00 Shoulders — “ Fair 5a1e.... «».«. Bo Sides ** “ ....... ?o SUNDRIES. BUTTER—Good demand. Fancy Tennessee per lb. 18 tn !?0o White ball per lb. 12 to Jso Creamery—High-grade “ 21t0220 Dried Apples—Market full per lb, .*P 2 c White Feas—Dull per bnsbel 75c Mixed Peas ’* 00 to Ofio Whippoorwill ana Clay peas.... “ 70 to 80c Beeswax—good sale per lb, 22 to 250 California Evaporated Peaches. ..per Th. 7 to On CombHonej—new •• KtoiOo Sweet Potatoes—White -, per bushel, *oc “ Pumpldn Yams “ ;oc FLORIDA VKGFTABLES. Cabbage—Active per lb, 1 to Beam*--Snap-good demand pv-r crab $1.50 “ Wax—No »aile—Flat.... “ 1.50 to 1.75 Peaa—English— pur crate 11.00 to 1.23 Squashes— “ 75c to I.(M Beets—ln U.iibnagM crates, tops ©u—Fair . demand...... >or e*ate M.Oo to |2.5i) well Maachea di>z- Wto WM • CairiifLvwor— Fincy stock per lb.. 8 to I(X’, Tomatoes--6 basket crates—Fancy s24>j Choiee >IX9 to 1.75’ ' . Lettguie—Tn drums-Fancy Htads .$1.73 to 2.00 . Eiog plants per 1101;. 75c to 1.00 a