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PROBLEMS OF BOMBARDMENT.
Elevation of Moro and Punta Pre
sent Embarrassing Features.
Washington, D. ('., April 2". Tho
pinl''m of tho liombirdmont of the
f(S,y of Mom ami 1'unti is piesenting
.no embarrassing feature". The Moi o
-t.tiids high ujion ii i)Int 20.1 foot nhoie
tlio hum level. To shell It the guns w 111
ieiiiho such .i high elevation us ma
cause tlio (looks of tho osiols ear r ing
8-inch guns and tho 12-inch guns to fool
the effects of tho recoil most seriouslv.
MikIoiii heavj guns of tho liuilt-up
class have never been tested in notion.
Their qualities and f.uilts must bo ile
voloiied b.v thcMipicmc trial of battle.
The American Moot can stand out at
sea seven miles and shell all the soa
fiont fortH of Hiivunu with e.v-e. B.v
me.ins of one of the most wonderful
small devices of modern times the
lango can bo found at one or two shots,
no matter what ma be tlio distance.
This is accomplished bv tlio "range-1
tinder," which all men-of-war carr.v
now. The heaviest otitis that will be'
opposed to the Amoilean Meet aie tho 8 '
and l()-inch Krupp t illos mounted in I
the works of Punta. fronting tlio sea.
Thoio are two batteries of them, six '
Kims to each, of uniform caliber. Tho
Id-inch Kiupps are in the usual em-1
plaeoments. while the lighter battcr.v '
has disappearing eat riages. The on-j
tire scientific niilitirv world is watch
ing this fight with the United States'
and Spiln with deepest inter '-t.
Great Britain's Attitude. ,
London, April 2').- Should there bo I
un uttempt to foun u Luropean eoall-l
Hon against the United States during
thoconltict with Spain. Great Britain
would quieklj come to the aid of tho
United States. This fact was made
known to-day bejond dispute when tho
Loudon correspondent of tho Binning-
ham l'o-t pruVtioall.v made this an
nouncement. The I'ust N closer to the ministrv
than unv other new sparer in (ireat
Britain and has uiwiipreviousoecisions
somi-otllciailj announced the govern
ment's intent ions dm ing pending ci Ises.
These announcements huveralwas
boon considei oil as ha ing lieen inspired
bv the government. The our respondent
asseits that while the government of
(Jte.it Britain will announce its neu
ttalitv.it will not hesitate u assist the'
United States should an attempt bo
made bv the KinoiM-an powers 'to cnni-
bine to ei Ush hei.
Ileoognition of thesp'titof the deol.f
ration of Paris will lie urged upon Itoth
the United States and Spiin.
To Sond Arms to Cuba.
Washington, I). ('.. Apiil 2'l. The
wardepirtment is pieparing to send a
large (iuntlt of aims, militar.v sup
jilies, shoes and uniforms to tho armv of
Home, this week. He asks for 15.UK
stands of arms, some light rapld-Iiiing
guns and an olllcel who can insti net his
men in their Use. These stoics and
arms will bo landed wheieer (ion.
Come indicates. Of course, there
must be li or 8 fathomsof water to allow
the vessels earring the cargo to got
well in to shoie. The hindjng will bo
coveied bv the guns of one of our light
draft esscls, the Helena, Detroit or
Amoved Township PUt.
L S I.ANIlOH'IO-
I'rescott, Arli . April 14 IWis
Koike Is herobj tflvtnthatan approved plat
of the following township has Ik n received at
Twpnumlx'rJtlNMtn W The plat of the
survej will lie oftlrlll (111 at this office on
Kkiiiav MAYS", WW,
Anil on and after that day will 1 prepared
to rtcelvc applications for the tntrv of lands In
KKriiriiK K A TiilTr r Ju. Kenlstir
J (' Mahtin. Hecolvcr.