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L atKSSars' camps.
A CrtM rTamber roni-eH Into Chattanooga
YeeterSar-Ralar Pax Snggeate What Is
Steve ta Cnban Campnlgalaa Drill or tha
? Twonty-nrib Inrantrjr Attracts Atteatloa
The Lionising of Iho Treoea nt Hew Or
leaitaCeatlaae A Company WhlrhWnrcbea
loo" Mllea la Oft 1 rtallreaa: Station.
' Cjiattanoooa, Tentt., April 23. It a
rainy day at Chlckamauga Park anil the troop
bad a taste of posstblo experiences In Cuba In
the rainy season. At 4 o clock this morning a
heavy rain set In and continued until after 1
o'clock. All the camps were flooded, and the
men were put out spreading tarpaulins over
the large piles of supplies that are at every
camp. Except tho manoeuvring by the Twenty-fifth
Infantry this afternoon Iwhen tho sun
broke through the clouds, all drills wer"us
pended until Monday, and hundreds of the sol
diers spent the day In writing letters to the
"glr's they left, behind them." But with the
hundreds of arriving troops It was a bnsy day,
with the work of putting tip tents, unloading
equipments; and tho nnmtrous details of os
, tabllshlng'aca'mp. ,. -
SftJ There as no cessation In the arrivals. Trains
W followed eaoh uther in rapid succession, and all
3' day the railroad stations and streets have been
fe' filled with the blue coated soldiers. Tho work
S of transferring the troops to Chlckamauga Park
Kv is proving an.-imraerrse one for tbehattanoogn.
jjh Home ond Southern Itatlroad, but the little
road Is trying to be equal to tho occasion. The
f first train la arrive to-day got in at 0:30 with
a section of the Ninth Cavalry from Fort Bob
Inson, Neb. Other sections followed the first
in short order, and by 8 o'clock the entlro regi
ment of six troops was In. Accompanying this
regiment wero trYo troops from the Sixth Cav
alry, also from Fort Itoblnson. Tha detach
ment from Fort Itoblnson In all numbered
f nearly 700 men They wero under oommand
f of Col. Hamilton. The various troops were A,
V C, K, O, II, and IC of tho Ninth, and Troops D
t and I of thoSlxth.
i AU the troopers of tho Ninth are negroes
L and wero the admiration of hundreds of their
r 1 race, who stood In the rain to watch and cheer
jj' them. As rapidly ns possible the entire out-
It' fit was rushed down to the park without un-
I loadlncr In the city.
f Tho KichUi Infantry from Fort Russell,
( Wy.Jrnposcd of the eight 'companies, ar-
rived ton four trains at 8; o'clock. The regl-
tne'nt1rns under the command o Col. Van
f, borne. The companies composing It are A, D,
IF1 C, p, E, G, and It. A band of thirty-two pieces
ft and a large hospital corps were brought along.
I In all tl)ere were about COO men. The com
iv mand'vas taken to tho park about t) o'olock.
W Light Battery F, Fifth Artillery, from Tybee
L Island, Go., arrived last night and ttcntlto the
parKtatinn early hour this morning. Light bat
f , tery K.FIrt Artillery, from Galveston. Tex.,
6, cams In tor night, followed closely by Light Bit
' tery B, Fourth Artlllerv, from Jnckson Bar
f. racks, Louisiana. Troop It. First Cavalr),
f from JTort 5111, Oklo.. arrived at on early hour
jj this morning, and was sent to tho park. This
K troop, is, composed of sixty men. Eight troops
I"' of tha Tenth Cavalry from Fort Assinlbolno.
p will get in early to morrow morning. This com
a ; mand started several days ago, but was de
' layed by the burning of a bridge on the North
I em Pacific. Troops H and I of the Second Cav
' airy from Fort Logan, Col., arrived this morn
t ' lng ouA wero sent on to the park.
' ThB TCcord of troops arritlnv today by 12
o'clodlt to-night will bo about 2,500 men. Sev-
( eral dOnfnianas will reach tho park on Monday,
1 and ijJSsMbilday night there will be eight or nine
' thousand regulars In camp After Monday
1 tho work of tha campaign will bogln in earnest.
! TherCwlll be regular regimental drills each day
' and 4Volhtlon by brigades and divisions. The
' drIlllg'of thei Twonty-flfth Infantry in the
afternoon attracted-! much attention. Corn
er v.vpanji-J3S jAtrafd caudal notice with skirmish-
'; lng, in which tho men wero engaged. Ono
? platoon. ,was In reserve and the two sections of
' the other In line of skirmishes made alternate
rushes across the field, taking advantago of
i every, atone and gull and patches of i ago crass
'$fti&'fi' as cover, firing ollevs at the tommandof tho
jS officers lot each section, ono section making a
Mgjv rush under' the other's fire, until they reached
Jffiglp tho timber 'at tho edge of the Lyle IIU1, whore
jjgPi ' they, crowded behind the trees. At tho com-
4sS mand "Fix bayonets" theso short knife-like im-
1 plements of war flashed from their scabbards,
ill- and in the twinkling of an eye were afllxed to
li;r7i thomnzzlcsof their Krag-Jorgensens. Then at
IS?, the command, "With magazines fire at will,"
i$iS ' perfect hall of lead would have sw ept into the
r'" timber; if. the guns bad been loaded. Then as
the bugle sounded the charge the boya gave a
yell and started on a dead run through the tlm-
ber np the crest otUbe hill to the base of tha
I Lyle monument, where the "recall" brought
Tho main work of Gen. Brooke and his aides
I to day Waa to placo tho arriving troops. The
I report that the olunteers will be mobilized In
the park has complicated things eomowhat, as
i? arrangements must bo made to save u large
J amount of spaco for them. Gen. Brooke is
now Installed permanently on the field and has
V, everything in first-class working order. Ills
"i staff' arid clerical force have comfortable lodg-
J ings ahd-worklng quarters, and the manago-
t ment Qf this big division of Uncle Sam's forces
f is pro'grslnE smoothly.
3 QuUrtermastcr Leo Bpent another very busy
day to day. having his hands full from early
;J- mornlbg until late at night. Bids for 500 cords
j of wbqfl Were opened, and the contract awarded
a this Bdornlng. On Friday, April 20, Col. Leo
J' wIU award the contract for 1,000 cords of wood,
b 1.000.000 pounds of oats, 1,300,000 pounds of
f bay, and 400,000 pounds of straw. He is also
negotiating for the purchase of 500 horses and
k 200 mules with which to equip the extra bat-
7 terles to be added to the artillery service.
,'. A detachment of the signal corps of the army,
n" - with fourgnal corps and field telcaraph wag-
f ons, and ji- pmplete outfit for establishing com-
.'' munlcatlqfii, with the various commands and
V general headquarters is on the way to the
.7 park. Thero are) about twenty-five telegraph
J operator belonging to the field telegraph corps
I ' now at the park, and they began work this
A afternoon nXGen. Brooke's headquarters. No or
tf ders as to movements South have been received
i by the combjandlng officer. The army officers
W . and men Vre preparing to look their best to
3 morrow. They have been Informed, and doubt
j'. less correctly, that all Chattanooga will be down
V to see them.
Si t "
J Hlulos Company or the Tneatythlrd (3cu In
i -, , tUutine or Ike Day,
Nbw qnusANS, April 23,-Onoof the missing
companies of the Twenty-third Infantry reached
ff here to-day from Fort ninggold, Texas. This is
If ono of tho most isolated and inland of the forts,
being, situated at Itlo Grando city, 100 miles
Vf I from a' railroad. It took the company nearly
i five day's to march the distance. Thoy left
Fort Itlnggold on March 18, with all their
(i baggage, mules, wagons, and stock, and marched
vt an average of twenty-five mllos a day through a
A rough, wi(d. and hot country The company
bas a good record for active em Ice, hat lng
, taken part In the movement In 1801 and 1802
: against the notorious Mexican bandit Garcia,
fAs the company marched down Rampart
r street, a pretty little black-eyed Creole girl
Jir1 waived lf(r small hand at tbo sturdy soldiers,
Z, and almOd a camera at 'em, aad tho soldiers
S acknowledged the compliment by wait ingtbelr
At bats .ad, somo small American flags. Out on
, Esptanrvdostreet many trolley cars passed them
j , contalnlrig crowds if school children, and the
;V regulira .were pelted with roses, flowers and
H bonborls Tbo troops marched direct to the fair
fj ground and soon threw up their tents tberV).
jl Lieut. ICobbe of the nowly arrived company
jf said this inornlpg that thero was considerable
; uneasiness on the bordor. There was nothing
L to fear from the Mexicans, for they were all
VI friendly, but there waa much apprehension
: sm to what the Spaniard! and 6panlh sympa-
t T ,
fcitJlPlrtllittlt,tlllTllllatl1llfwll isliirtlwpaii
' ii r " iti 1
thltsra inlght Ao, For that realon theiTexas
Ranger and numerous troops at the cavalry
have been distributed along thb Bio Grande.
and It Is thought that the protection will be
Company II of the Twenty-third, commanded
by Capt. Stephen O'Connor, la yet to arrive.
They left their post at Fort Brown, at the mouth
of the Rio Grande River, on last Wednesday,
and they are most probably coming by water ta
Morgan City and will take the train arriving here
to-morrow. The troops arriving at or passing
through New Orleans n route to Chattanooga
or Mobile report that they received fiowcrs,
cigars, or lunches at ovory way station
at which they stooped, and at moat of
the places tbo local mllltla and bands
turned out and greeted them with "The
Star Spangled Banner," "Dixie," and othor
airs. This was particularly the case at Jen
nines. La., Bay St, Lonls, Blloxl, Mississippi
City, and Meridian, Mhi. Fire thousand peo
ple at Meridian, halt of whom were women, had
gathered to extend them a warm welcome, but
no one was prepared for the demonstration that
followed. The men yelled until they wero
hoarse, and women beat tattoos with fans and
filled the air with roses. Tho regimental bands
played martial airs for half an hour until the
crowd poured in with the rebel yell. It waitho
biggest demonstration ever had In Meridian,
Gen. Shatter will not arrlvo here from San
Francisco until Monday, and it will not be
known definitely until then what 1 to be done
with the soldiers here. Inspector-General Law
ton explains the deflection of part of the Hoops
from the city to Chlckamanga as meaning that
the plan of tbo War Department nbw is to hold
the regulars until a number of olunteer regi
ments can be formed and placed in the fiold.
The troops will bo rapidly mobilized Into three
divisions. The volunteers will bo divided and
mixed among the regularc The troops are to
bo quartered at Chick.amauira, where tho camp
ing ground Is almost Idea). There Is lots of
room, and the water supply Is Inexhaustible.
Most of theso troops coming South, have been
accustomed to colder climates than this and to
camping grounds higher than the fair grounds.
For these seasons It Is thought best to hold the
troops In waiting at Chlckamauga rather than
at New Orleans or Mobilo or at Tampa.
"Whllo there are 108 acres of land In the fair
grounds, yet that does not furnish a good, exer
cise ground," continued Col. Lawton. " It Is too
small. At Chlckamauga tbey havo plenty of
It Is announced that there will be 10,000 or
20,000 men encamped here within the next ten
days. The soldiers are allowed great liberty of
action, and several hundred are to bo seen every
evenlnc or night along the principal streets of
the city, giving New Orleans a garrison town
look. Their presence has stirred up the latent
patriotism of the city. The stores nnd theatres
nre now f ullr blossoming with American flags
and bunting-.
Wnat has created a surprise here Is the fact
tbs t so many of the regular officers and ssldlers
are Southern men. Nearly all of the men In the
Eighteenth Regiment are Texans nnd Tennes
seeans. fine, hale, muscular looking fellows.
The regiment has beon stationed in Toxas, and
I as been lnrgely recrultod there. The routlno
of the camp Is unchanged. The men havo beon
unfortunate in striking a succession of storms.
The troops are going throueh every military
drill. Iho fair grounds aro rather small
for a regimental drill, but there aro
many fine roods running from them fit for
marching. The regiments from Texas havo
a great deal of this drilling to do and the offi
cers want to keep them in practice. The Twenty-third
is considered cood for thirty miles a
dayotor on v rough country. Tbo three years'
time of a number of men In tha regiments ex
pired to-day. All of them retnllatcd, and de
clared that the) did not nant to miss tbecbnnce
of Ircol fighting, compared with which their
brushes Hli tbo Indians were mcro trifles.
The avsrago numser of tisltors to the fair
grounds Is from 15,000 to 20,000. and it is still
keeping up. Tho officers nre all of opinion that
a large party of the army of invasion for Cuba
will leat e from here. Somo of the light artil
lery expect to lenvohercfoiCnbawlthlu a few
days. The Fourth Artillery. stationed at the
Jackson barracks in this city, received their
orders to day to leave at onco for Chlckamauga
Park, and ulll lenve to-morrow. They received
orders eight days ago to be roady to move to
CblcLamaugo, but have apparently been for
gotten since.
Major Qtilnn has come back from the lower
const, after ha lng spout two days at Fort Jack
son and St. 1'hlllp and In the torpedo rene The
Major declined to say If the mines and ex
plosives had been lutd, and if so, where they
were placed. A channel ulll bo left for the safe
passago of friendly ships, but this channel may
be closed at any time. Whether closed or open,
it will be possible to pilot vessels through by a
device known only to United States engineers.
Tha ret enue cutter Smith has been designated
as pilot vessel for this purpose, and she will pro
ceed from this port to Port Eads in a day or
two, should thero arise the necessity of com
pleting the system of mines and tor
pedo floats. Major Quins, Chief United
States Engineer, has received additional
orders from the Secretary of War's office forbid
ding giving information relative to tbo move
ments of troops nnd tho condition of fortifica
tions and of scacoast defonccs. Similar orders
camo a few dajs ago to Lleut.-Commandor
Wadhams, In charge of tbo Eighth Atlantia
cost patrol district, and to Ensign Sonn of the
local branch of the Ilydrogrsphlc Office.
"War being on," said Mr. Quinn, "I will not
be at liberty to give out any further news as to
official documents and orders issued by me rela
tlvo to affairs at Forte St. Philip and Jackson."
Tho Louisiana naval reserve was sent to day
to Port Eads and Mobile, '1 hey are the first
members of the martial squad of Louisiana to
go Into regular service. The reacne now num
bers 500 men and Is being Increased rapidly.
The duty of these two details will be to estab
lish thorough signal stations. They will be in
structed to answer questions to American naval
vessels and communicate the approach of any
Spanish cruisers. The department will keep
the exact location of the station at Mobile Bay
a secret, but the detail at the mouth ot the
Mississippi River jcttlos will have their station
very close te the lighthouse.
itonxLE'a caup complete.
All tha SsMlera Asilsaea ta Tkat rieadrsvooa
llava Arrlraq.
Modii k, Ala., April 23. The martial spirit of
the average citizen is becoming mora and more
apparent down here in Mobile. There Is no
doubt that it Is increased lav the presence of the
large body of Uncle Sam's troops now encamped
about five miles from tho olty. The camp has at
last begun to assume the proportion of a settled
encampment, and from either side of the rail
road us far as Iho oyo can roach into the pine
woods may be seen the white canvas tents glit
tering in tho April sunshine.
The list of the troops that will b quartered
at this place arrived about 11 o'clock this morn
ing, They were the Second Battalion of the
Nineteenth Infantry, which came from Fort
Braoy, ijiko Superior. Mich. They met with a
rousing reception from their comrades In arms
whea the train rolled Into the camp ground,
and were soon on their way to Join tho
other four companies ot tha regiment
which arrived yesterday. The two battalions
of this reglmeat met in Chicago last July, which
was the first time they hud been in line since
the civil war. Of courso they are very much re
joiced to find that they aro together again,
though for a time it was thought that the Second
Battalion would be diverted to Chlckamauga.
The onlr regiment which failed to reach here
out ot the original assignment Is the Second,
nhlch has bten diverted to Chlckamauco.
Tho loyalty of tho people Is fast rcmlntr to the
surtaco now that they realise that tho war Is on
In earnest, and this Is shown by the fact that on
many of tho houses which face the historic
Spring Hill avenue "Old Glory" is flung to tho
breeze. At tho home of United States District
Attorney M, D. Wlckersbam a very large stand
of the national colors is flung to the breeze from
the gallery, and its folds can be seen by the sol
diers through bowers ot roses as they pats to
and from the camp.
The men at 4he camp lotm to be mora ana
fTi1aijrraiffti1iili1Wirr r.jMtftM
rooru delighted with, the location of their camp
the longer they remain in it. One of them said
when asked by True Sotf correspondent if h did
not find the drill ground rough!
"Why, man, this Is heaven to what we hava
been used to."
"Where have yon been stationed I" waa the
next question.
"In Arizona," was tb reply.
The first drilling waa done at the camp this
afternoon. The First and Second battalions of
the Eleventh Infantry were out on the drill
ground for an hour and a half, and their move
ments were watched admiringly by the crowd ot
spectators which had gathered nt the camp
soon after dinner. Major Gllbreath put tho
Second Battalion through battalion drill,
while tho four companies ot the First
Battalion were put through tho company
drill by their Captains. When the order
to " Charge bayonets " was clven the colored
population, of which there was a largo crowd
presont, thought the soldiers looked so formid
able that they Instinctively broko and ran sev
eral feet before they seemed to reallzo that tho
soldiers were not after them .with their new
fangled bayonets, wbloh look more like bowle
knives than bayonets.
The camp was In good condition this after
noon after the rains of last night, and It was an
Ideal day. Late In the afternoon there was a
great crowd ot spectators out at the camp. A
platform was In course ot construction this
afternoon by the railroad people, and the Mobile
and Ohio will run tratns from Spring Hill ave
nue to the camp to-morrow.
The Second Battalion of the Nineteenth In
fantry, which arrived this morning, was com
posed of companies E, Capt. French; O, Capt.
Smith; II, Capt. Hall, and A, Capt. Verneau,
who was in command of the battalion en route to
tbe camp. There are now about 4,000 officers
and men in camp. Gen. Copplnger Is still In the
city and has not yet moved bis headquarters to
the camp, his tent not having arrived.
The Plant line steamship Florida Is due in this
city to-morrow to losd a full cargo of coal, some
2,000 tons. It Is presumed that this coal Is for
the fleet. Orders for 1,200 tons of coal to be
shipped by steamer for Motlco were received to
day by ono of the local coal companies, but could
not be filled because ot the prohibition of the
Government against the shipment ot coal to for
eign ports. Tho Government has askod tor and
received full Information as to the quality of
coal furnished to steamers In Mobile, the quan
tity that can be supplied, tho price and other in
formation for use In case of need, and will ask
for bids soon from those who have facilities for
furnishing large quantities of coal on short
Gen. J. W. Burke, Collector of the Port,
set eral days ago stopped the export of a cargo
of coal for Mexico and a cargo of cattle for
Cuba. Ho assumed this authority before there
had been any overt act of war, and his action
has been Indorsed by tbe Department at Washington.
Tbe lalunteer Army Will B Stopped Tbere en
Its nay to Cuba.
Atlanta, Go,, April 23 The volunteer army
will bo concentrated here after It has been
assembled at certain places and prior to
going to Cuba. This information was con
veyed in a notification recolted by
the Denartment of tbe Gulf here to-day from
Gen. Miles. Although all the troops will not
come at onco to Atlanta, this city will be their
ultimate rendezvous, and from here they will be
distributed to ports whence they will embark
for Cuba.
Tlic orders nay that Washington will bo used as
the gathering point for all the militia from the
East, Richmond "111 servo the sauio purpose
for tho volunteers coming from tbe States
bctttocn Virginia and Goorgln, and in
Atlanta will bo concentrated the men of
tho West, including tbe Paclfle elope The or
ders further bay that the men will bo drilled
and equipped at theno three places, and that
when tbey are efficient, or when necessity ar
rives, the) will bo rushed to Atlanta, and final
disposition made of them as developments may
demtnd. .
Preparations nre already in progress hero for
the reception of this vast body of men. It Is
known thas Fort McPhorson, where formerly
was stationed tho Fifth Regiment, will bo
pressed into service
The post has extensive barracks and is well
provided with water, while the immense drill
ground and unoccupied plots offer sites for tho
erection of temporary barracks. Anticipating
that the fort will not bo sufficient accom
modation for the final mobilization, the officials
of the Department ot the Gulf have secured an
option of Forest Park, 300 acres of meadow
land, situated a mile from the post and accessible
to steam and electric railroads.
Steps looking to the provisioning of this big
body of men have also been undertaken, and
conditional bids secured on immense quantities
ot flour, moat, and coffee. The mobilization
orders are effective Immediately.
Major I,Uid aaja IHaar Will Hesitate ta BalUt
as Individual eloateera.
Trot, April 23. Major James H. Lloyd, com
manding tbe Thirteenth Battalion, said this
" If the men are ordered out as companies of
tbe National Guard they will turn out with full
rank It they can retain their company organiza
tion, their officers, and the identity of the bat
talion, even as the nucleus ot a regiment. There
will be few refusals to follow where their
officers lead. The orders of the Governor, who
is Commander-ln Chief, will be obeyed to the
"But suppose that the men are asked to enlist
as Individual volunteers I"
"Thon I cannot predlot," answered Major
" II jw many will respond I"
"Tbere are a great many, a large majority,
who undoubtedly feel It their duty to obey the
call of the nation and tbe State for volunteers.
But there are others who think that their obli
gation s National Guardsmen, including the
suppression of Insurrection, the enforcement of
law, nnd repelling invasion, do sot Includo an
aggressive campaign In foreign lands. That
being the case, they will weigh their duty to
volunteer just as if they were not members of the
National Guard, Married men, particularly, are
balancing the needs of dependent families and
tbe wages the men now receive against the 913
a month for military service in the United
States Army. It Is Impossible to deny that their
position deserves serious and at least respectful
"Do you think tbere will be a sufficiency of
" All that tho Government will need," said the
Major, "Men stop me on tbe street and say
they would like to be recruited under ma if the
battalion, as a battalion, should not go to tbo
front and If I should be at liberty to organize a
volunteer regiment."
spanjsji captain tronnixB,
Doesn't Know Mbnlbfr to Ilcmaln la Yaafcra
Pari or ta Hall.
Brunswick, (la , April 23, The Spanish bark
Antonla Jane, Capt.Gucrra, arrived to-day from
Barcelona to take on n cargo of lumber. The An
Ionia Jane started for Brunswick before tho
war. Capt. Gurrra Is much distressed to find
that his is the only Spanish vessel In port, and
that It Is equally hazardous for him to remain
here or te sail. It is reported to-night that the
bark Is taking on ballast and Intends to slip out
of port to morrow, Capt. Guerra has hauled
donn tbo Spanish flag as a matterot precaution.
Four members ot tho local naval mllltla en
listed to-day in tbe regular navy for ono yeur as
a signal corps. They will be stationed on St.
Simon Island. One ot the men is a telograph
optrator. Other naval reserves will enlist In the
service later.
Hlnelr far Cent, or This Company Will On.
NEWroitT, R. I April 2J Company B. Sec
ond Regiment, It. I. M., held a meeting to night,
and aa a result of a vote upon tho subject of vol
unteering tbelr services to tbo Government, UO
per oent. volunteered to iro as a company, and
will so notify Gov. Dyer to-morrow. This is the
first company to be heard from la Rhode Island,
"jiiiniorinriT-ii ftiftmnr-i- rrrf fmti'iii'ri'ip tgipi
aosrnnnaixzEXTti rrizz nn allotted
Plna rabltshed Testerdar Made Troafete at
Once In the tlaard, aad Tkey Ware Terr
are Over II ttadleal Alleratlea er the
Frairamraa Xaw Annsnneed from Albany.
A' P-ant. April 23.-AdJt.-Gen. Tllllnghast left
for Troy at 6 o'clock to-night. Ha aald ha did
not expect tho call from the President for troops
before Monday, although it might reach the
Governer to-morrow through the malls. For
the first time since the present crisis bas been
on the Adjutant-Generdl's office will be open on
Sunday. The Adjutant-General and his assist
ant. Col. Phlsterer, will be on hand to-morrow,
when arrangements Will be completed to securo
nn early response to the President's call. Al
ready thousands of enlistment blanks havo
been distributed among the Guard organiza
tions, and others will be sent out on Monday.
It was generally understood that the Presi
dent was to call for 100.000 volunteers, and
that this State's quota would be some 8,000
men, Ou this supposition the plan outllnod In
The Sun this morning would have been adopted
by Gov. Black in recruiting tho regiments which
were to be sent from this State in response to
tho President's call.
Now that the President has Increased the call
to 125,000 men and the indications being that
New York will be asked to furnish 12,000, a
change In the plan is necessary. The new
plan to be adopted is likely to create as
much apparent HI feeling among the Na
tional Guard organizations aa the one de
tailed this morning, as probably not moro
than half ot the existing regiments. It
that many, can bo allowed to v 'unteer as
organizations. The present National Guard
organization alone could furnish eighteen regi
ments, and a call for 20,000 men would be noo
essnry to enable tho Governor to permit all of
tbcm to fill up and volunteer as regiments.
Thero are seven regiments In New York, four
In Brooklyn, two In Buffalo, the Tenth Battalion
In Albany, which Is classed as a regiment, and
fortr-four separate companies, which would be
formect Into four regiments if their services
wero utilized as volunteer organizations.
The 12,000 mon that this Stato will have to
furnish will be mostly infantry, and tho War
Department will undoubtedly call upon tho
Got ernor to furnish nino regiments of infantry,
oach comprising 1,250 ofllcors and men,
which ttould be 11,200. This ttould leave
7.)0 of this State' quota to bo filled, which
would probably be moae up of ono battalion ot
cavalr) of four troops of 100 men each, nnd ttt o
batteries of light artillery of 150 men oach.
The cavalry organizations of tbe Guard are In
New Yore and Brooklyn, while thero aro four
batteries, two in New York, one in Brooklyn,
and one In BInghamton.
In deciding upon a plan to raise this State's
quota, the first consideration ot the Stato au
thorities will be, no doubt, to furalsh a well
equipped and drilled force in as short a time as
possible. In considering this subject, however,
it must be borne in mind that the general
Government is likely to call at any time
in addition to the volunteer! upon the National
Guard of this State for serrlco along the Long
Island coast nnd about New York harbor. It is
not thought proper to take all of tbe National
Guard that is willing to volunteer to fill tho
expected call for 12.000 men. It Is, there
fore, considered necessary for the State author
ities to make selections of the National Gunrd
organizations, which under tho changed plan
may be allowed to retain their regimental or
ganizations, and allowed to volunteer as such
after recruiting up to the roquired strength of
1,250 men, as outlined In Tug Sun to-day.
How to make these selections when nearly all
of the organizations aro ready to volunteer is a
problem which the Stale .authorities are
striving to solve, with n view of mini
mizing the feeling among tho guard
organizations not designated b them to
volunteer as such. As thero nre probably 75,000
men outside the Natlonnl Guard who want to
enter tho United States service as volunteers,
and who have signified such desire to Gov.
Blaok. it Is considered proper that some consid
eration sbonld bo given to these men.
It is not unlikely that one or two volunteer
regiments outside of the National Guard might
be accepted by the Governor, though this has
not been determined.
One objection to selecting regiments of tho
National Guard to volunteer as such under the
plan proposed when It was thought that but
8,000 men would be asked for from tbls Stale
was that their organization differed from that
of tho regular army.
This objection has been removed by Congress
authorizing the President to accept such mili
tary organizations as exist under State law s.
While no plan for recruiting this fatato's quota
of men under tbe President's proclamation has
been definitely determined upon by the State
authorities, it will follow that outlined In
The Si'N this morning, with tho exception of
tbo probable selection of some regiments ot tho
present National Gunrd to volunteer as
organizations. Tbe pltn will not be adopted
until the Stats authorities receive full Instruc
tions from tbe War Department detailing Just
what will be expocted from this State, as re
gards the number of infantry, cavalry, and
artillery which will be required of us.
Tbo plan outlined In The Scv to day seems to
be objectionable to some of tho Guard organi
zations. It Is stated, houcvci, that tbe
plan to send regiments of the National Guard
as they now exist meets with probably as many
objections, if not more, than the other plan.
It is likely, however, that a limited number of
organized regiments of tbs Guard and one or
two regiments formed of separate companies
will bs accepted under tbe plan to be definitely
decided upon as soon as the call is received offi
cially. The regiments wnlch Now York Is to
furnish will bs ready within two days after word
comos from Washington.
Tbe Now York State regiments. It Is said here.
are not likely to take tbe Springfield rifle, with
which tbey are at present armed, but it is be
lieved tbey will be furnished with the Krag
Jorgensen rifle now used by tbe regular army.
Tbo Federal Government has 100,000 ot these
guns on hand, and they are superior to the
Mausor rifle, with which tbo Spanish soldiers
are armed.
This "ftornoonGov. Blnckrecelved a telegram
from Assistant Secretary Roosevelt ot tbe Navy
Department asking that tbe detail ot 203 men
from tho State naval mllltla, which was made
some time ago to man tbe auxiliary cruUer
Yankee, be sent to tho Brooklyn Navy Yard
at once, as the vessel bad boen fitted out
nnd was ready for service, Adjt.-Qen. Tll
llnghast Immediately directed Commander
Miller of the State naval reserves to send the
men to tho Brooklyn Navy Yard as soon ns pos
sible. 1 be Adjutant-General nino directed Com
mander Miller to send a division of telegra
phers and signalmen toman the signal stations
along the coast ot Long Island which aro al
ready established at Montauk, Fire Island and
Stato Senator John Grant of Mnrgaretvllle,
Delaware county, was ajt tbe Adjutant-Gcn-eial'a
office to day and enlisted as a private In
the separato company stationed at Walton,
Delaware county. He remarked that, while be
might like to go as a commissioned officer, ho
thought that, as such opportunities were few,
the only cham.c to see active service was to en
list as n private.
The Tenth Bittalton to-night, at a meeting In
Its armory, volunteered its services to tbe Gov
ernor upon condition that It be recruited up to a
regiment, and that as far as practicable the re
cruits bo taken from tbe former Tenth and
Twcuty-flfth regiments, and that the present
officers of the battalion bo continued as far as
J. Meredith Read, who Is raising a regiment
to bo known as the "Albany Rangers," has al
ready Beoured 800 volunteers.
The United States recruiting station here is
receiving an unusually large number ot applica
tions for enlistment, and about forty men were
accepted yesterday and to-day,
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otfAnnixkx itKamrr if.
Interaret Oea. Tllflaiaastni riaa as a. Blew
at Thlr Orranlsatlena.
In an Interview authorized by Gov. Black and
published exclusively in Tun Son yesterday.
Gen. Tllllnghast said that the work of recruit
ing the volunteers from the National Guard
would be put in the hands ot the brigade
commandori, that field and staff officers
would be appointed by tho Governor
and company officers selected by ballot by all ot
tho commissioned officers of the brigade. Gen,
Tllllnghast closed his Interview by saying that
the enlisted men and officers would come as far
ns possible, from the officers and men of tho
National Gnard, all gaps caused by failures to
volunteer being filled from men In civil life.
In tbls arrangement the men and officers
of the National Guard see a blow that
they fear will result In the disintegration
of the bodies they have spent years in
raising to their present standard. They
sea the promise that the integrity of tholr
organizations would be preserved broken,
and the National Guard going Into service In
regiments tnado up of drafts from the various
regiments in their brigade, and officered by men
they have had no voice In putting over them.
Tho result of this Is open resentment on the
part of tbe rank and fllo of the Nntlonal Guard
and dlspleasnre among the officers.
Gen. Tllllnghast spoke on Friday of his satis
faction at the largo percentage of men In the va
rious mllltla organizations who had expressed
their intention of enlisting tho moment tbe call
for voluntoers was madoby tho Governor. Itcan
be stated on authority that a very much
smaller percentage of tho men ot this city will
respond to the Governor's call unless they are
assured at once that their Interpretation of the
Adjutant-General's plans Is Incorrect,
The idea of Gen. Tillinghnst's scheme that
gained ground in this city yesterday wsb
that six regiments were to be formed
out ot the five brigades In this State.
Tbe organization of those rrglmonts was
to be loft to tho brigade commanders. As
thero are three regiments In each brigade and
It would not bo reasonable to take one regiment
out of each, leaving tho otlierB to do homo duty.
It was understood that tbe plan was to draw
enough men from each regiment In a brlgado
to make np one regiment. In the First
Brigade this regiment was to be known aa
tho Tlrst Regiment, New York Volunteers. Tho
regiment mndo up ot the organizations
In the Sacond Brigade was to be knotrn
as tho Second Regiment, New York Vol
unteers, and so on through the brigades.
An additional regiment was to be made
up afterward from all the brigades and some
of the batteries and cavalry troops were
also to be called in to make up New York State's
quota. The fact that tho President's proclama
tions calls for 125,000 men would of course
bring the State's quota up to 10,000 men and
chango these figures somewhat.
Tho fact remained, however, that tbe New
York cltv National Guardsmen could see
nothing In this arrangement but thebreaklng up
ot tbelr organizations, and they were red hot
about It jestcrday. Added to this was what
they regarded as an equal indignity, the placing
over them of officers In the selection of whom
thoy had no hand.
There was deep gloom about Gen. Roe's ofilco
in tbo Stewart building yesterdny. Gen. Roo
nnd the members of his staff had evidently
put the same construction on the out
line of Gen. Tilllnghast's plans aa tho
men had. Gen. Roo emphatically declined
to say one word about the mattor. Gon. Roe
was asked whether ho had been consulted
about the plans made public by Gen. Tllllng
hast, Again ho replied that he had nothing
to say.
That there was something In the wind was in
'dlcatod by the large numbor ot oiilcers who kept
coming in and going out ot headquarters all day
long. Among thoso who woro closeted with Gen.
Roe nt didront times during tho diy were
Major Andrews ot squadron A. Col. Greene of
the Seventy first Regiment, Col. Ladd, Judge
Advocate; Col. Hurry. Commissary; Col. Olln,
Chief of Staff, and Majors Qrccr and Holland.
These officers all' refused to be interviewed.
Major Andrews,, when questioned, said:
"It would be rank Insubordination for me it
talk about tbe plans of ray superior officers. I
will sav nothing at all be) ond tbls, that I am an
officer in tho National Guard and am ready and
willing to volunteer my services to my country
when they aro wanted."
Another officer said :
"If the plan of Gen. Tllllnghast Is properly
understood. It Is an outrageous thing. Tho
National Guard have had ono promise slnco
tho talk of their entering tho eervlco as
volunteers began. That was that tho
integrity ot their organlratlons would bo
preserved and that tho oiilcers ttould bo
retained. It was tbls promise that was
responsible for the enthusiasm of tbe men when
they were sounded last week. Now comes tho
plan of breaking up all the regiments and put
ting stnuizo oiilcers over tbo men. I do not bo
liovo the men will stand It, and do not blame
them in tbo least."
All Camp Kqnlpage Ordared lo Itland Lake
Men Follow on Tuesday.
LAKSilto, Mich , April 23. To night finds
every arrangcinent.couipletcd for mobilizing the
Michigan National Guards nt Island Lal.o. All
tho cjtmp equipage went forward tonight nnd
etery company will move on Tuesday morning.
The regular Colonels wlll.eonimand eaeh regi
ment except tbe fourth, which was divided
recently into two battalions. At tho request of
Gov. PIngrce nnd tho regimental officers, Cnpt.
Cornelius Gardcnor, Nineteenth United Stntes
Infantry, bas been assigned to the command of
this regiment.
The Michigan naval reserve recruited to the
limit will Icato for Norfolk lo morrow. Twelte
companies of tbe National Guard report a laigo
excess over tho present logal quota, and enlist
ments nre still heavy In anticipation of the
number being Increased to 150, tbe war footing,
DhTitoiT, Mich , April 23 Oov. PIngree es
tablished himself at the btate military head
quarters in Detroit early to dev, and has spent
the day in watching preparations for moving
Michigan's troops to the State rendezvous.
Qunrtermsster General White will spend
$200,000 in plating the mllltla on a war footing.
Ho ordored IS50,000 worth of supplies to-dav. In
cluding food, 3,000 blankets, 3,000 rubber
blankets, 1,500 uniforms and service outfits.
Gov. Plngrse Is aroused to tha need of the
hour, and will try to send a regiment of Michi
gan troops to bo first in tho field. Tuesday will
bo a notable day. Kvory soldier in Michigan
will be on the march. Orders received from
the Navy Department this afternoon will
cull so the Michigan naval brigade to move
Tuesday night for Norfolk, where they go Into
active training for service on tho Yosemite. All
roscrtos will be discharged from State service
upon arrival at tbo Norfolk Navy Yard on
Thursday morning, and will bo Immediately re
enlisted in tho Government service for one year.
are riitaiyiANa sulktt
nichmond Mllltla Deeldn Vot lo toluuteer for
Cubnu venire.
Richmond, Vn , April 23.- Gov, Tyler thrco
days ago, in vlowof tbo doubt of the power ot
the President to order tho militia oulsldo of tho
Lnltod States, 'issued an order requesting tbo
Virginia militia to asscinblo in their aimorics
and to ascertain how many.wero willing to en
list to go an) where '1 lie Richmond troops,
nlth thoexcoptlunof ono company, declined to
gooutsido ot tho United Si tea, and such was
tbe case with some other organizations.
They took tho ground hero that, hating en
listed onco nnd sworn to go where ordered, tbey
should not be asked to enlist again, but would
obay orders, as they had pledged themselves
to do.
It Is said hero to-day that In view of this
action Iho Second and Third regiments, wbo
freely responded to go anywhere, will be asked
to furnish Virginia's quota. These troops are
In middle Virginia. Tbo Held officers hero and
of the other regiments failed to volunteer and
they are said to be very sore over tho selection
of the commanders of tbe Second and Third.
Several of the companies since this announce
ment have volunteered to go to Cuba,
fla)fc-i)i Bjatf ln-iaalii i'"l tit toWfef MBielffli
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juruc jiE3tipr-B& itvar JXM.I3T.
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Haesaehatetta !3n Aitanlahedl Thea They As
sembled ia the Realtor Cntahllt.
PniLADELrniA, April 23. The members of
tho Massachusetts nav-il reserve who aro to
man the monitor Catsklll, destined for Boston
harbor, were surprised to-day by Commandant
Casey at Lesgue Island by tbo announcement
that they must formally enlist In the United
States Navy It they continued In tho service.
Those who wore unwilling to enlist or unable to
do so would be at liberty to return to Boston.
The term ot enlistment would bo for two yoars,
or until tho dose of tho war with Spain.
When the reserves were called to quarter at
10 o'clock they did not know this announcement
was coming. It took them some time to con
sider It, When they left Boston, many ot the
mon had not arranged their buslnoas or prlvato
affairs for a continued absonce. They hava
been expecting dally to start ont with tho
Catsklll, and havo been a little restive under
the delay.
Commandant Casey said that so far as possible
the organization would be kept under one com
mand intact. As far as known, the officers ot
the battalion now in service will be commis
sioned and hold their rank. The Boston mon
believe that tbere Is a plan to divide them nnd
detach some of their members to tho gunboat
Vixen, which will aall In a few days. Her guns
were put aboard of her to-day.
After considering the proposition from Com
mandant Casey, tho Boston reserves announced
their wllllngnos to sign enlistment paper. Tb
enlistments did not take place to-day.
Seventy more reserves arrived from Massa
chusetts this morning to complete tho crew of
tho monitor Lehigh, the time ot whose depar
ture is as yet Indefinite. The Catsklll, it I said,
Is waiting fer a tug. Tho relnforcoments which
arrived to-day were in command of Lieut, Horace
F. Fuller.
Of tho 105 members of the battalion only
about twenty signified their willingness to
enlist nssoamen in the navy in response to the
announcement made by Commandant Casey.
Tho other doclned deferentially, but firmly,
to enlist at once, but Informed Capt. Casey they
would consldor the mattor on tholr roturn to
Boston. They said they had joined a Stato
organization aa naval reserves with the
Intention ot rendering service a such,
but until the emergency appeared more
pressing than at present they would
decline to take the final step ot a two
years' enlistment in tho navy until they could
return to their homes and arrange their per
sonal affairs. With this understanding the
officers nnd men assigned to tho CatsWU went
aboard of her, and she was anchored out in the
river to-night. She will sail for Boston to
morrow. Boston. April 23. The members of the naval
brigade still hero feel that it is unfair that the
Government should ask tho volunteers detailed
to man the monitors to enlist until after they
have fulfilled tholrmlssion in bringing the vessels
to Boston and had an opportunity to straighten
out their affairs here preparatory for a long ab
sence There are only about 200 of the naval brlgado
left In Boston now. and thev begin their annual
two-weeks' tour of duty on the Minnesota on
Monday, for which they draw State nay. The
vessel will not xnako any cruise this year, of
course, but will remain at her dock with the
mon on board awaiting developments.
Eejilpmants Inspected and Prepared Ilelao
tance te Knllst Tor Two learn.
HAnTFonn, Conn,. April 23. Tho Quarter
master Generil to day received tho lust et of
cooking outfits for the National Guard and
naval battalion and now has enough to protide
for all the Infantry and naval forces of tbe Stato.
'I he boats of tho navtl battalion bato been
cleaned and painted and put in first class order
ready for emergency. Tho task of establishing
signal stations along the Connecticut shore has
been practically arranged by Brigade Signal
Officer Olddlngs. Tho Bystcm cxtonds from
Stamford to the Rbodo Islund Stato line. Col.
Burdett of the Flr'st Regiment says that yester
day 100 men offered themselves ns candidates
for membership in tho different companies. It
Is understood that tho Colonel of thtrThird
Regiment has a list of 1,000 mon who will enlist
under tho Federal provision for two years
In the First Regiment thero is a varying con
dition ot affairs In regard to the enlistment ot
the men for a term of two years, as provided in
tho President's proclamation. Tbe two leading
companies, as regards their personnel and high
standing, aro tho ones whoso members eecm to
object tho strongest. The men aro mostly clerks
in offices, many of thorn married and having
families, and while willing to enlist for thrco
months nro strongly opposed to a longer poriod.
At ono company meeting only twelve men
would sign papers for a two veirs' enlistment.
Un the other hand, fortv men from the Hibernian
RifitB will join Company D if needed, and Com
pany A w 111 take 70 per cent, of its membership
for two yoars. It Is Bald that the First Regi
ment will not bo solected to go to the front un
less 00 per cent, of tho original members are
willing to enlist under tbe latest conditions.
Adjt.-Oea. IlTPra Hajs That 3,nne Hen Will
Itripond lu tbe Call.
Dm Moines, la.. April 23. Preparations for
war have been pressed with great vigor by Gov.
Shaw and Adjt.-Gen. Byers to day. Large
quantities ot provisions, blankets, shoes, and
uniforms have been ordered, and when the
troops arrive on Tuesday they will camp on the
State fairgrounds. Tho Iowa National Gunrd
will be reorganized. Gen, Dyers thinks that
2,"00 men will report on the first day.
Gov. Sbnw proposes tbat as soon as the pres
ent National Guard becomes United States Vol
unteers, four new regiments shall bo organized
to compose the Iowa National Guard, to be
trained in readiness for a second call It It should
be made.
Tbe National Guard will disappear when tha
present members enter the regular array as
volunteers, so the regular appropriation for the
National Guard will be left for the newly or
ganized regiments. If necessary tho $500,000
appropriation mado by the Legislature can be
used to fit out the new guard.
Maval Mllltla Ordered ta Riaa the Ynnkae,
Amant, April 23 The Oovernorhaa received
a telegram from Assistant Secretary Roosevelt
of the NavyDcpaitment asking that tho detail'
of 203 men from the State naval mllltla. toman
tho nuxlllary vessel Yankee, be sent to tbe
Brooklyn Navy Yard at once, as the vessel Is
fitted out for service, Adjt-Oen. Tilllnghaat
immediately telegraphod Commander Miller of
tho Btato natal militia to send the men lo tho
Brooklyn Navy Yard as soon as possible. An
order has been i63Uod to Commander Miller by
AdJI.-Gen. Tllllnghast directing him to send a
division of telegraphers and rlgnnl men to man
tbe signal stations along the Long Island coast.
Dlatrlrt or Columbia Mllltla Ordored lata Camp,
WASitlNUTO.v, April 2J. The following sneolal
order was Issued by tho Secretary of War lata
this nflernoou:
"By direction of the President the troops ot
tho District of Columbia National Guard will go
Into camp in accordance with such orders ns
may be issued by 111 lg.-!en, George H. Harries,
commanding tho District of Columbia mllltla,
"It. A. ALUKit, Sccrotary of War,"
The camp will he located In the Soldiers'
Homo grounds, four milts north of the city.
The regimental commanders will issus orders
to-night for tbo troops to go Into camp on Mon
day morning,
Nebraska Troops to Moblllio at rart Crook.
Lincoln, Neb., April 2J Gov, Holcomb to
day ordered the State m lltla to mobllizo at
Fort Crook, Tho entlro force will go thero at
once. It Is tha Intention of the Got ernor to
have the Identity of tbo companies remain In
tact If the War Department will penult that
plan. The Federal Government offered Fort
Crook to the State mllltla. This la tbe post near
Omaha, U bom of the Twenty-sKond Infantry,
ir Baa-land nada't Taken tha Attltnd Mm V- H
Hid r Might Not tlve Ford (he War-. flT
lie I Certain Tbat. Ship far fbta, Baala M
Will Carry OAT the rain Rverr Time Ills Bj
Country Wilt Inrprlsa the World la Thta Wa fl
TonovTO, April 23, Seflor Lul Polo y BeraaM, MR
accompanied by tho member ot his staff, with SI
tho oxceptlonof Secretaries DuBosoand Gal- JHI
atcr, who have already gone to Europe, ar-
rived this afternoon in Toronto en rout for B
Spain, Seflor Polo was met at the station by (
a large number of citizens, including tha J u
French, Brnrlllan. and Venezuelan Consuls, ' fl
and Enoch Thompson, Spanish Consul in To- 1
ronto, who was arrayed in hi official uniform J
ot dark blue and gold with cookel hat aad ifl
word. U
A number ot Canadian went to the town oa 8
the frontier when Sefior Polo crossed the border, 9
and he talked quite froely with them about tha M
war, but ho was no more reticent on the aubjeoi 'Sflfl
to-day, laH
It was reported here from New York to-day fiH
that the United State might, if It oonsld- j
ered It advisable to take such aotion, pro- j
test agalnt the presence of tho ei-Spanish
Minister in Canada, but It Is pointed
out that as Consul-General for Spain in Amsrloa
his territory extends over the whole continent,
and fmt he has a port cet right to make Canada
his official headquarters.
He was asked what would be the eutoom el
tht war. j
" Tbat 1 a question whloh yon will admit ia 4
difficult to answer," he said. "But I am aatl- 1
fled that Spain will astonish the world. Tb 1
bravery and valor of our soldiers and sailor Jj
have never been questioned, and I am satiiflod m
that, ship for ship, wa will take th palm M
every time, Spain can rely on at least 10,000 9
trained seamen, who have been at sea sine JM
their childhood, while the call to arms, which He
includes nil from 18 to 55, gives her In a very
short time 500,000 brave soldier nnder our
compulsory system.
"Do you expect intervention from Great
Britain or other powers I"
"No intervention from other powers, I am
satisfied, will Induce Spain to recede from th
position which Is announced in the speech from
the throne unless tho status quo Is reestablished.
No doubt there will bo a great deal of sympathy
for our countrvmen InEurope and among the peo
ple of South Amcrloa, where there are important
Spanish colonies, but we all deeply regret th
stand taken by Great Britain, and perhap bad
she taken a different position this war would
never have been brought on."
"Will Spaniards be united I" A
"I believe there is not a Spaniard worthy Av
of the name, no matter to what party jfllBv
he may belong, but will be true to Whb v
the flag. The national spirit Is Intense in f JBv
our country, and the people will flght to the Br
end, with the greatest stubbornness, to prevent ""jK
tho meddling of foreigners in the internal m
affairs of tho State In tho unwarranted and in- IJbjH
suiting manner In which the United States ha "
" What about the Carllsts t"
"They aro Intensely patriotic, and tbey will
answer to the country's call."
Charles Gong, Formerly or Canton. Waats t
Flcht Tor Uncle Sam.
The first Chinaman, no far as is known, to en
list In the service of the United Suites is Charles
Gong of 57 1liynrd stroot. Gong called at tha
ofilco of tho Volunteer Reserve, 1 Broadway,
yesterday, and mado application to enlist. Ms
said ho was born in Canton, China, twenty V
five years ngo, nnd was an npothecary imf
by calling. Ho signed and swore to an on- mK
llstmcnl blank. At tho proper timo ho will sub- Pfw
mltto a ph)eiral and other elimination. Ha , 1
explained that ho wanted to enlist, not only be- ' li
cause ho bad found difficulty In getting work, I
but becanso he wanted to show the citizens ot .1
bis adopted country that a Chinaman knows J6
what patriotism la. e
Carrying Snpoltea to Cblcknraanaa. M
SAUsnnitY, Md., April 23. Tho Now York, f
Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad ha con-
traded with tho Government to transport sov- ffl
eral million pounds of beef. The first consign- 1
ment went ot or the road to-day. It consisted of ,1
twenty cars of beef for Chlckamauga Park. 1
Tho road is carrying largo quantities of stores, J,
munitions, ai.d soldiers to the South every day. R
Mlnea ror sjnrrasranaett Day. luft
Newport, R, I , April 23. Tbe steam Lighter
Al'hcb, chartered by tbo Government for work SI
in these waters, has begun laying mines In th fl
tu o passages to Narragansctt Bay, but owing to ,&
the very strong tide the mines will not be eet hLsbV
until it appears absolutely necessary. To-day a !BB
largo load of dynnmlto arrived for Major D.J. nwiaTI
Locicwood, and was lent to Fort Adams, where OmMm
it will bo used iu the submarine mines. tH
Tbe lVallannl Colors In Great Demand. IHJ
The big department stores cannot keep up (
w ith the demand for enamelled United State W
flags. They soil thousands of little stlK pin- BJ
flags, and tho clerks are kept busy all day long JM
disposing of tlicm Bingly. by tbo dozen, und by H
thu gross. Tbo makers of tho flags ar getting M
rich. Thero is no kind, stvle, or shape of red,
white and blue that will not sell theso day.
Cberre tn School Tor the Nashville. H
New Brunswick, N. J.. April 23. Yesterday, H
when It bocauio known to the pupils of tha
Livingston Avenue High School that the gun- B
boat Nashville had made the first capture of the BJ
wai.the Buena Ventura, a student, with tha
consont ot Principal W, O. Armstrong, proposed H
three i hners for the Nashville. The signal wa m
given by tbe teacher himself, and tho cheers BB
were shouted with a will. WW?
MovomeaU or Uiillah Warship. jS
Halifax, April 23. Th movements of tb SI
British fleet In Southern waters are watched 1ft
hero with an Interest second only to that manl I m
fested relative to tbs American and Spanish. Iff
ships. A despatch from 'lurk's Island this af tar- fl
noon says tbo British warship Pallas arrived 1
thero at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon and sailed i
again tbe samo ovonlng lor Port Antonio. Jo- 1
nialcu. I
A table from Bermuda says the British war- I
ship Alert arrive 1 there from the West Indies J
yesterday, coaled and sailed again. Her destl- I
nation is unknown, but is supposed to bo th J
West Indies. SL
It Did Me so Much Good B
My faith in Ilood'u Saraaparllla became. JB1
very slronp;. I was very much run down, tBi
had dyspeptic symptoms and tvaa a Tie- ml
tlm of malaria. My stomach rebelled at W j
thu simplest food. I thought I needed a W(
Kood spring tonic, so began taking V
Ilood'sSaniapnrllla. Isoou knew It was 64
purifying my blood nnd giving; it good I Jj
circulation, and I am now better and fflf?
stronger than I inir expected to be. I jiti
cheerfully recommend Hood's Sarsnpa- i
rllln. JIUS. W. KANE, Media, Pn. jfjJ
Hood's Sarsaparilla MS
Is America's Greatest Medicine. 91; six for fa. AWW
Prepared only by O. I. Hood ii Co , Lowell. Alas- stK'
HnnrVn Pilln ?,, UT,r nu- e1' w i "IH
J-LUUUtt flilS take, easy to oparaU. BSa, l! 5

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