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EL PASO, TEXAS, FRIDAY, APBIL 22. 1898.
VOL. XVIII. NO. 96.
PKICE FIVE CENTS.
JOSHUA 8. RAYNOLOS, Prasidant;
ULY8SE8 8. STEWART, Cashiar;
FIEST NATIONAL BANK
El Paso, Texas,
Capital. Surplus and Profits
H. L. NEWMAN, Banker,
W. H. AU8TIN. Cashier;
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
Banco Comercial of Chihu hua
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.
LUIS TRBBAZAS; ENRIQUE O. CRFIKL; JO-. M. FAI.OMXR;
ADULrU KRAKACEK, Maoi(fer.
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
A fcUI r.
W tity. Every
J 6tyle at d bapdomely trimmed and fini-hed.
' A ' t. . . i . . t u : u
'0 equal ta ary
,4, ou wou.d hav
$ men's furnishings
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.
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.
H. L. NEWMAN, Jr., Asst. Cashier.
Bought and Sold. Gold and Silver
JJS.E3 (un nnn j..
JOSEPH MAGOFFIN, Vice-President;
J. H. RUSSELL, Asst Cashier.'
ocu.nec.f Banco Miuero of fhihoahiia.
EL PASO ST.
AIN I Qri
Have no competitors on the
priresof Faints. Oils, Etc.
HUDSON HOT SPRINGS
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
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
Middy, Reefer, -ailor and
Uouble Breasted Suits, at
$1.50 to $7. 00
Knee Pauts from
Is one thing; making itriglit is another.
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.
$ J. B. Watson's
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
$20 Shampooing, 25c. f
',v rue laiesr. ano nesi. i. leans
tli hair :ind leaves it soft as
v silk. A Perfect Dressing.
'.v-'i -iC j i -Vi-'-viC--Vi- -itv -vi -V,v -ViC
Served in all flavors.
Delicious Ca-res of
all kinds and unex
CENTER OF EL PASO.
Corner E Paso
Sarc Francisco S reefs.
I The Big Three
A well Assorted
and Sporting Goods
Mexican Curio and
A visit to this department
equal to a trip through the
Republic of Mexico.
JW. G. Walz Co.,
EL PASO, TEXAS
I This Business
The rapid growth of this business
is due to three elements:
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.
Sa.n Franrlapo St.. El Paso ' &
South of Key
Boat Nashville, Loaded With Sup
plies for the Spaniards.
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.
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
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- '
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
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
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
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
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
r- i rrs a rkcrv
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
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
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
!p!'.c. ccXMI. Reported Sunk
"Yankee Doodle" in Honor of
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
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.
Tnk?s Steps to
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.
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"
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
Ordered Blockade Signed by McKin-
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
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
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.
Washington, April 22. The presi
dent this at ternoon issued ajaroclama-
tion declaring the north coast of (jul,j. -
blockaded by American warships.
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.
RSi'W'WS5 i wari and then tojk pasession
dovm. Mxma powcm co.t nw vmk.
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