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'NIK COCONINO Sl'.N.
Col. A. (). Brodie has received in
structions to lristen with all possible
speed the organization of his cavalry
battalion from Arizona ami to proceed
with all haste to San Antonio, Texas,
where the regiment will be organized.
Horses, uniforms and all accoutrements
will 1)0 in waiting at the latter place.
Instead of awaiting the arrival of a '
mustering olllcer from Washington, '
Lieut. Tapes, of tlio 1'itli infantry, now
sttttoncd at Whipple has been in
structed to muster in the batalion.
Preparations of quarters were com
menced there to-day and Col. Urodie
expects to commence mustering in vol
unteers to-morrow and hopes to be ablo
to get away from Whipple birraeks by
Monday or Tuesday.
(iovernor McCord yesterday ap
pointed .las. H. MeCllntoek as captain
of the troop which is being organized
in tlio south. The captain of the troop .
from tlio north had no' been design ited i
it a late hour this afternoon, although '
it is given out that Mayor O'Neill is an
applicant for the position and that his i
brother Kugene Brady O'Neill is an up-1
pllcant for one of the lieutenancy's.
First Bl? Battle.
Washington. April '!). Naval otllcers i
expect that the llrst big war news from I
the I'lillippines. as Dewey must either
captuiv a l'hiliiplue port as a base of '
operations or sail for San FrancNco.
.Madrid. April 31. A version of the
lKimhardmctit. of Matanas by the1
United States lice!, which reaches here, '
says: "After an hour's lighting the
Americans were obliged to retreat. ' !
Will Help Spain
.Washington. April -111. A dispatch I
from Madrid ajn that lSussIu and Ger
many have declared their intention to1
help Spain in tlio trouble of that
country witli the United States. The
intention of Kusia or Cennany has not
been made known to this country.
Will Remain Neutra'..'' J(
Washington, April 2!). The Unf,l
States has received advices from Lis
bon that Portugal will maintain a strict
neutrality between this country and
Spiin in their present trouble.
Troops for Tampa.
Washington, April Si. Six thousand
regular troops have been ordered to
Tampa, Florida, with four batteries of
artillery. It is repjrted that the troops
will oinmeneo embarking for Cuban
May Be Shot.
New Orleans, L-i., April 1!!). On
Tuesday a Spiuish spy was arrested at
Port Kails and put in the army jail at
Fort St. Philip. A camera with views
of the fortifications at Forts St. Philip
and .Jackson were found on his person.
He loiks like u Spaniard, ami refuses
to talk. If on examination lie proves
to be a spy lie w ill be shot.
Spanish Fleet Sails.
Washington, I). C. April 3. It is
oliiciaily reported at the navy depart
ment that the Spanish licet lias .sailed
from the Cape Verde islands, and in
the directions of the West Indies. The
Spanish warships completed coaling lie
fore leaving St. Vincent.
Washington, 1). C. April 211.-The
navy department experts to hear of u
battle between Commodore Dewey's
fleet and the Spanish forces at the Phil
lippino islands inside of the next twenty-four
hours. Dewey V squadron is due
ut Manila to-.day and hostilities are ex
pected to commence soon after the ar
rival of the American lleet.