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ETL PASO BAIL' dL Jtld Ini JL4 1LP el SKi? 3 Sell on Easy Terms. Frlces KlRbt. Best stock in tbe s jl Southwest Correspon- Z Si dence solicited 5 EL PASO, TEXAS, FRIDAY, APBIL 22. 1898. VOL. XVIII. NO. 96. PKICE FIVE CENTS. JOSHUA 8. RAYNOLOS, Prasidant; ULY8SE8 8. STEWART, Cashiar; -THE- FIEST NATIONAL BANK El Paso, Texas, Capital. Surplus and Profits H. L. NEWMAN, Banker, W. H. AU8TIN. Cashier; El Paso, A General Banking CT Mexicaa Money and Exchange Bullion Bought. SAFETY DEPOSIT 0. R. MOREHEAD, President; J O. LACKLAND, Cashier; STATE NATIONAL BANK Established April, 1881. A legitimate banking business transacted in all its branch-is. Exchange on all the cities of the United States bought at par. Highest prices paid for Mex ican Dollars. JUAREZ -OF Banco Comercial of Chihu hua CAPITAL, $600,000. Jjy and sell Mexican Money and Excbauge on all the principal cities of the Republic of Mexico, the United States and Europe. A General Barikincr Business Transacted. Directors: LUIS TRBBAZAS; ENRIQUE O. CRFIKL; JO-. M. FAI.OMXR; MAXIMO KRAKAUKH: Clodad Jaares, ADULrU KRAKACEK, Maoi(fer. !Thos. Ehrenberg, carriage arid w acjoii V FOR WOVIEN. ... Sorosis. I y . Cork between 'nnerand K -and dealer in- Paints, Oils Brushes, Varnishes, Etc. Agent for O'Brleo'e Celebrated Carriage varoisnes ana ay mond & Co.'s Enamel for Furniture, Bric-t-Brac (all colors). Let me give you an estimate on the next painting you need. 4 Satisfaction Guaranteed. CASA DEL CONSUELO. On Santa Fe line, between Deming and Silver CItv, An up-to-date hotel, 900 feet, broad verand. altitude 6000 feet No mosquito in summer. Hudson Hot Springs Mineral Water unexcelled for cure of Kbeumxtism, Kidney Diseases, Indigestion, and a;l forms of Stomach disorders. Also, Bkin Tiseases Kemrkb e cures of Rheumatism and Stomach troubles where other mineral waters and medical treat ment have failed. A delightful and bfneOilnl p ace to spend your rummer vnca'lon. Kar.ee- $2 50 to per diem including p!aia baths. Other baths, 50c each. Monthly rates made on application to A. R. GRAHAM, Mgr., Hudson, N. M. . its tne luw kiul&i s$s It's the two together It's the immense stock It's the endless variety--It's the genuine goodness of every single article It's the sense of se curity and sat Intact Ion In buying here that makes the UOLl)N KAULE the place for all 1 t aso shoppers. ------ W e have gathered the Ix-st from each of America's leading Wholeeale laiiors. our Inspection will by far exceed your expectations in material, in workmanship, in tit and iu style. HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR HOT NUMBERS : 510.00 A SUIT. Boys"all wool brown Mixed Oulots and t.a.tlimere in back style. iW .viv,v- In there $15.00 A fcUI r. $16. 50 A SClT. $18.00 A SUIr. ITi W tity. Every E J 6tyle at d bapdomely trimmed and fini-hed. ' A ' t. . . i . . t u : u Zw"ff '0 equal ta ary ,4, ou wou.d hav AWi aw?f $ men's furnishings ill" ft WM.'t. Rolf Phlrts.the Wilson Bros. niake.- ?i u0 to .Mi French Italbriggan l-nder- wear, a suit el.OO All kinds of silk shirts 2.6i to ejl W) Fine Kid Gloves. Linbrellos, draw Hats, r.tc. 'IV Golden Fagle a?iv ... ... .a. . i at f..f-.t-t.-f..?-M-.t-f-f-.l.f-f-a aftr M. W. FLOURNOY, Vice-President JOS. F. W LLIAM8, Asst. Cashier. $160,000 H. L. NEWMAN, Jr., Asst. Cashier. Texas. Business Transacted. Bought and Sold. Gold and Silver JJS.E3 (un nnn j.. JOSEPH MAGOFFIN, Vice-President; J. H. RUSSELL, Asst Cashier.' BRANCH THK - itKRAifis, Jif ocu.nec.f Banco Miuero of fhihoahiia. W W t 320. EL PASO ST. 9 9 9 t AIN I Qri Have no competitors on the priresof Faints. Oils, Etc. 6 HUDSON HOT SPRINGS Mew Mexico, tit- It's the HIGH QUALITIES! $m $12.50 A SUIT. fcudless variety of Brown, Gray and Blue Cheviots and - ashmen sack style lines we positively show the '!" k.1 't1 Sui'. perfect in tit and in every ivi detail nf woikma.nr.hin cut in the hfiffht t,f S'-A cus om ma'.'e tfM iuoni. iur wuitu to pav $25 CO r S3! t0. JJ Boys' Clothing At W Deuartnient. Depart nient. Middy, Reefer, -ailor and Uouble Breasted Suits, at $1.50 to $7. 00 Vtv a Suit. Sm to Knee Pauts from 4.50. Clothing House. -o ? t ? 9 t ? t t 9 9 9 9 9 9 A A Making an IMPRESSION T ; 9 9 9 9 t Is one thing; making itriglit is another. f They DOsay that, the first Im pression goes a long way, and often the Frst impression on .a store, or the goods it gives, de cides the matter of whether or not that store shall have a buyer's steady patronage. Be that as it may, we're per fectly willing to have our rep utation rest u poll our cheese. New York State CHEESE has a big hold upon everybody, or nearly everybody who tries it. It's rich and appetizing. If you don't say It's as good as any you ever tasted, after having tried it, then don't buy here any more, We know you'll like it, though. 9 9 9 9 $ J. B. Watson's OROCERY STORE. Cor. San Antonio t CnnCk 1C1 and Stanton Street. I UIIC IJI HJI-i PASO TB3JCA.S. ;'. '- .JM- .S'4. itjjti. Mf. Vi? "Vii -Vii" -Vi? ViC- 'ii? 'i? -i? -Viv Vii 'IV- -iivTi'5r Me. It Vic "iV !. V:V ft, 'lC- ? . ? . Viv-iv- t. Viv- $20 Shampooing, 25c. f ',v rue laiesr. ano nesi. i. leans tli hair :ind leaves it soft as v silk. A Perfect Dressing. -Viv-Vif iJt. ....EL PASO Grocery Co., 'IV- '.1? Cor. Overland Oregon Sts. and '4. '.v-'i -iC j i -Vi-'-viC--Vi- -itv -vi -V,v -ViC Cream Served in all flavors. Delicious Ca-res of all kinds and unex celled COFFEE, TEA, and CHOCOLATE 41 Hintze's. THE COMMERCIAL CENTER OF EL PASO. Corner E Paso Sarc Francisco S reefs. and -LOCATION OF- I The Big Three In One 1st. 2d. 3d. A well Assorted Music Store. Bicycle, Sewing Machine, Athietic and Sporting Goods Department. Mexican Curio and Art Store. A visit to this department equal to a trip through the Republic of Mexico. is JW. G. Walz Co., EL PASO, TEXAS I This Business IS GROWING The rapid growth of this business is due to three elements: WORKING HARDEST, SERV'NG BEST, SELLING C-EAPEST. We do a straightforward, open and above board bueiness. fairy land of Chairs and Rockers. An array of chirsand rocker as never before seen here or elsewhere. Desks, Music Cabir'ots, Hal' Goods, Fncy Tables and Hnokcass, Bed room Hultes, Iron nd Brass Beds, Chiffoniers, 'ouch's. Parlor Sets, Extension Ta bles, Sideboards, Dining Uhalrg. A shewlb? without a precdeut. A larger and more choice gathering of up to ln'e furniture, made tn beauti'ul woods and varl us finishes, than ever shown here before. ' arrets, Lino leums, Rugs Portlerres, Lace Curtains Mattings, Shades In great varieties. Samuel Schutz & f. i Sa.n Franrlapo St.. El Paso ' & SPANISH South of Key Boat Nashville, Loaded With Sup plies for the Spaniards. OF Almost Hourly Fxpected by this Government The Cruiser by U. S Navy President Has Signed the Proclamation Ordering Blockade of Cuban Ports--How 'he Spanish Merchantman Was Captured -England Pleased with the News from America and Her Bands Play Her Sister Nation. FIRST BOAT CAPTURED. TheGnmboit X s'lvile Take Into Custody a Spanish Merchantman WDitli Nose Around it too Closely on tliell gh Seas. Key West, Ap il 22. T'oe first act of the Spanish-American war wss the capture of Jthe Spanish merchantman Buena Ventura by the Uuited Sta'es light draft gunboat Nashville. 17 miles southwest of Key West at 7:05 this mornine. The ve.-s I was brought to Key West by a prizacew. The steame" Buena Ventura re ported capture! off Ky West this morning by American Gee. .lf-; Cln- fuegos in March for Pascagoula. She arrived there on March 29, and sVied laer for Pensacola, Florid?, ard a Hol land. Later Key Wet (vit Jaekro - ville, Fia ) Toe cuoboit Nishvjlle arrived in port at 10:30 today witu tl e mercbaatitan Buena Ventura of -2,000 tons, with f.jcd supplies abroed. for tee Spanish army. The Cubans are ex tremely excited and are now parading the Btreets and cheeriDg for the United States. The Bueia Veitura, lighted off Ky West, was captured shortly after 7 o'clock this morning. The fleet, at the time, wss only a short distance from the shore. Smoke had appea-ed on the horizon, away to the westward, acd by 5 o'clock it was plain that this came from the merchnn.maa. By 7 o'clock she wa9 seen to b? a t vo masted black hulled ship, with woite upper works aad black smoke stack, having the colors Spanish flig pointed around it. A Spinih fl ig was flying above the staff. rail Tne ship had been sail- ' I ing dead slow, say 6 knots, but at7 o'clock, the Nashville suddenly 1 ft the line,and.at full speed.headed toward the Spaniard. A moment later a gun was fiVedfrom the battery of the Nashville, aid t'ne shot struck the water a few hundred yards away. Th3 Spaniard was half a mile from the Nashville, aid she held her away, making no sign of having given the shot any attention. For two minutes the Nashville held har way in the chase, and then tried another shot that paesei apparently within a rod of the Span iards' bow and clipped spray from the crest of the wives for a mile or so beyocd. The officer on the Spa i.'ard's bridge at once reversed her in.'ine?, while a! man ran aft and hastily lowered htr fla. At7:50tae Nashville brought tip alongside, notwithctanding the fact the every gun, big and little, in the starboard broadside pjinttd at her. Then a whileboat lowered, and Ensign Magrudder with a boarding j Cuba, both on the northtrn and south crew of six men, was sent em coasts. to take charge of the prize. I As Spain has sixty-four gunboats, She was found to b i the Buvca Vet tu ra, plying between New York, Ha- vana and Went Indian por's. She hid Rcar;n of lumber on her deck forward, bun will be btowtd so ai to give ber a list to port. Meantime tie . torpt do boat Foote had run down in the wake of the Nashville, and brought up be side the Bueoa Ventura. For the next half hour there was a good deal of fill- ing and backing. When the vessel stopped, Ensign Magruder went aboard and notified tbe I 1 . , . 1 . !! -LI . Captain tnai. uia O J.y o a prize ox iiIER CHAN ilIAN THE GUtf BOAT NASHVILLE. West, by the U. S. Gun HAVANA BY SAMPSON'S SQUADRON of thi vessel's papers. Much indig nation was expressed by the Spaniard, but he fi a'iy gave in, after which ths ens-in p'aced a man at the wheel, another on tbe bridge, and oth ers on tbe maiadeck. Then- the en sign was. given orders, and with the Nashville alongside, etar'.ed for the port,i! Admiral Sampson s:gnal ling that this be done. Tbe Span a-ds - were vcy sullen, but offered no resistance. ' The fleet P"-o,e-"ded on to Ouba. It is apparent that Simpson was not made rear admiral- jestrday fo nothing. A rea aimiral is clothei with the largest dis cretion, and Admiral Sampson ap parently used his power to strike a deSuit-j b'ow at the Spanish fiig. Note - The. Nashville was built at Newp rt Newe, Va., i- commanded by C.ptai.) Wa-hl.u.-D Manard, and was only recently launched. Her displace ment is 1,371 tons, and I,o0 horse pow e-. abet n s a sp ed She h s a sp ed of 14 knots an ticur. Hi r batt ne9 consist of 8 4- inchraiid fir? guns. 4 6 pound rapid firn eu's, 2-ore pound rapid fire guns, - d two Ga'lings. Tbe Nashville cost $280,010. CRUISER ALPHONSO XIII. Reported Sank by Onr Navy- She is one of Spain's Best Cruiser. Key West, April 22. It is reported here that the Spar ish . cruiser Al- phonse XIII has been sunk by the North Atlantic squadron. No par ticulars as yet. The Monitor j Puritan and Terror will probably remain here to protect the Key, and the torpedo boits will be held to carry orders to the blockading .fleet off Havana. Note. (The Alphonsj XIII L consid ered am the first class cruisers of' the Sp-inish navy. She bas a displacemet of 5,000 tons, end a speed of 20 knots an hour; 318 ft. 6-.r,ch. in length; 50 ft. 6 1rmh. hp.Am: 20 ft. draught Her arma- m-?iit coiasut of four -S-ifcb. Hontoria 4 l : . 1 ?"na81-K,-!; LU' ' -"t --l ca, rupiu ure, huu o uiauuiiJcuui. Se his 5 torpedo tubes, carries 1200 tons of coal, and mmned by 276 ofiicers asd seamen). Ed CUBA r- i rrs a rkcrv DLUOrrtUCU. The Xorth Atlantic Squadron has Al r ady S arte l the Blockade. Key West, April 22. The North Atlantic squadron sailed for Cuba this morning. The battleships Iowa acd Indiana, the flagship New York acd pj,rt of the cruisers sailed at 5:30 this morning. At six o ciock tne cruuer Cincinnati and tl e monitor Amphrite followed in their wakes I Under the iustructions giveo Captain Sampson, as commander in chief of tbe Ni rth Atlan ic t-quadrcn, his vessels will not only bio kn.de Havana, but j will also blockade every other port of I torpedo bots, and armored liunchts I in tie West India waters, it will b ; neces-ary for rur vessels to destroy them before the fective. blockade will be ef Expect the Call 1 oday. Washington, April 21. Tbe senate in executive te-s.OQ tnts morniDg agreed to a conference report of the volunteer army bill. After it has been signed by the presiding officers of the t vo houses it will be sent immediately t J tbe president for bis signature. The oall for 100,000 vo'unteers is expected CAPTURE !p!'.c. ccXMI. Reported Sunk "Yankee Doodle" in Honor of FIERY CABINET MEETING. Today's Session, the First Since War Orders Were Issued. Proclama tion of the President WiH be Is sned as So n as the Blockade of Cuban Ports is Effected. Washington, April 22. Today's cabinet meeting will likely be a fiery one. It is the first since the war or-, ders were issued. At a special session of the president's advisers yes erday the order was issue! under which the North Atlantic equ-tdron is ntw on its way to blockade the ports of Cuba. Perhaps before the day's meeting . adjourns the blockade will have become an accomplished fact. The president can hardly be of ficially advised of this in time to an nounce i it to the assembled cabinet, as it" will be necessary for Captain Sampson, commander of the North Atlantic squadron, to send a despatch boat back to Key Wett with the mes page to be flashed over a special wire direct into the president's office in the white house. As scon as that despatch comes, however, whether it be today, : tonight or tomorrow, it will be immediately followed by thd president's proclamation an nouncing .to the world that the blockade of the island of Cuba has J been effected. The effsA of the block ade on neutral nations will be that its armed vessels -may enter and depart from such ports, aad its merchant vessels in port at time of blockade will be given reasonable time for leaVlnf . Otherwise the blockade will be strict ly enforced upon the principles of in ternational law recognized by all na tions. Tbis -proclamation will mtrk the actual beginning of armed hostilities between the Uoited Slates and Spain Spanish-Cuba will not hold out long, naval men tbiik, but even those of thtm who are experts in the art of war, are not so certain that the gener al conflict will be a b-ief or an unim portant afTa', HOCSIER r a TDmTioi niw i 1 0 1V1 . Playiosrof the ''Star Spangled Banner" Creites a Scene of Much Enthu siasm in Indianapolis. Indianapolis, Ird., April 22. At a concert given here last evening an in spiring scene occurred. A very large aid fashionable audience filled Tom 1 in son hall and there was much enthu siasm at the close of the concert Finally, when the bapd started to play ' TbeS ar Spangled Banner," ex-President and Mrs. Harrison arose in their seats, ard tbe whole audience followed with one accord while a mighty chorus of more fh-tn three thousand voices saag the aDthem. BRITISH AD- MIRALTY OFFICE Tnk?s Steps to Property is War. Prove That British not Contraband of London, April 22. The British Ad miralty office issued orders today that the bills of lading for government ships shall bear the declaration signed by tbn commander and officers of such vessels, certifying that all the stores on ship board ae tbe property of the British government and art. not con traband of war. Cuban flags at the Tuttle Paint and "Teddy" Wants to Scrap. Washington, April 22. A'sistant Secretary of the Navy' Roosevelt has urged - that tbe president today ac cept his resignation soon, in order that he may go immediately into active ser vice. Roosevelt has tendered his ser vices to the war department in any ca pacity, however humble. He says he is familiar with guns and pistols, and wants a chance to handle them. Sec retary Alger, will try to place him somewhere near the bead of tbe col umn that invades Cuba. Congress Dnll. WAsarNGTON, April. 22. Nothing: of importance occurred in congress this afternoon. . Washington, April '22. The chaplains aopening - prayer in tne..- senate. - this . morning was an expression of 'sorrow over the death of Senator Walthall of Mississip pi. . Before proceeding to any business tie senate, went into executive session. Farther Decline in Bonds. London, April 22. -Spanish four per cant bocds moved -wildly into the. mar ket today. The market opened at the new low record of thirty and one-half , a decline of If points from - yesterday 's closing price -at 2 p. m. The Paris maaket is reported very nervous on the approach of war. General finan cial markets in London weak and fev erish all along the line. ' Gary's Success jr. Washington, April 22. At the Wiiite House today, Cnarles Emory Smith, successor to- Postmaster Gen eral Gary, was sworn in the presence ef all the members of the cabinet.' Justice Shiras of. the. supreme court, administered the oa.h. Mr. Gary was present bub soan afterward took leave of bis associates. Thawing Ice Causes Alarin. SkaguaY, Alaska, April 22. Via Seattle: April 22: The tnawing ice in Lake Bennett is causing much alarm. The indications now are that tne be ginning of the spring thaw period so premature, will make the loos of pro- parly and many lives almost a certain- The Blockade Started. Washington, April 22. 3 p. m. Captain Sampson has reported to the navy department that he has establish-" ed a blockade of the northern aad part of the southwestern coast of Cub., as far as Cienf ucgos, but has not enough vessels to blockade the rest of the coast" line. Exports Stopped. WASHlGTO 'f, April 22. The pres ident nub sigucd tne bill prohibiting exports) of coa and oiit,- war supplies fio.j Ain3i-icn so pjria. The preai deot a as informed cad powers that all tbe ports of Cuba are in a state of blockade. Ordered Blockade Signed by McKin- ley. Washington,. April 22. The pro clamation announcing the ordered blockade of Cubn ports has been signed by the president and will be issued within an hour. ; A. Strong Trio. Washtngton, April 22. It is i semi officially stated here that Consul Gen eral Lee, Col. Fred Grant and Assist ant Secretary Roosevelt have been de cided upon as brigadier generals in the volunteer army. Nomination of Nash Sent to Senate, Washington, April 22 The pre sident sant the nomination to the sen- ' ate of Col. Wm. H. Nash to be commis si try general also subsistence and brigadier general. Call for Volunteers Tomorrow. . Washington, April 22. The pres ident signed the volunteer armv bill at 3.25 this afternoon. Theca'l will be issued tomorrow morn.ng. Blockvde Declared. Washington, April 22. The presi dent this at ternoon issued ajaroclama- tion declaring the north coast of (jul,j. - blockaded by American warships. Rumor Denied. Key West, April 22. 1 here is do truth in tbe report that the cruiser Alfonso XIII had been sunk. Jidgral nalcea tt-o Iod. pare, wholoome and deUotoam. FOlTQin Absolutely Pur (HP, RSi'W'WS5 i wari and then tojk pasession thi afternoon. Glass Co. dovm. 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