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Ail 11 MINING GUI PS DEVELOPMENT AND SHIPMENT What I» Going on In the Port Steele District—A Claim I'aHhed by the Hutte anil HoMton Company—A Company to Employ Over One Hundred Men on Idaho Placer*. Wild Horse creek, in the Fort Steele dis- j trict, has a large number of quartz claims ( located on the main creek and its tribu- j taries. On the east fork there is the fain- j ous Ooronado group, owned by Poison and j others; the Colossal, by Van Arsdalen, j (■race and Ainme. Thes properties are; all being developed. The Morris group, j lately purchased by an Knglisli syndicate \ is located on this large contact. On this > creek are 135 quartz locations. On the j large contact that runs through this por tion of the district, including all the creeks mentioned, the records show 383 locations. All these locations and min-, ing claims are within fourteen miles of j Fort Steele. The past year has w it- j nessed a large amount of development, on the different mineral claims located j all over the district. The North Star; has taken out about three thousand tons of ore, which is ready for shipment. The Sullivan Company have sunk tifty-foot; shafts on the Hamlet. Many other claims j on Mark creek show signs of develop- i ment. The most notable point in the I district is Wild Horse; a large amount of development has been performed on the Coronado, Dodo and Colossal groups, on the latter the main tunnel is now in 85 feet, with a grand showing of mineral., The Bald Mountain, Spirit ana Blue Bird have been worked during the past winter ; and have a large amount of rich ore in sight. On the St. Eugene, Moyle, Lake Shore and other claims in that vicinity 1 a vast amount of work has been done, I and quite a number of these prospects will become shippers when the railway i reaches that point. It is a noteworthy fact that during the past year claim owners all over the district have per formed a large amount of work on their property. Michael Devitt Claim. Work on the Michael Davitt claim has been vigorously pushed by the Butte & Boston Company during the past few weeks. This claim has become some what famous, as it figured in the recent suit in the United States court in which the jury failed to agree. Only a few months ago it was purchased by the Butte & Boston Company for over $600,- 000. A raise is now being made from the 350 workings to the surface for a three-' compartment shaft, through which it is understood that the Devitt and adjoin ing ground will be worked. The Butte & Boston Company own the Never De spair claim, east of the Devitt, and al though this property lias never been de veloped, it is believed to contain rich ore bodies. It is thought that the Devitt lead runs through this ground. Suitable machinery is being erected on the Devitt ground to prosecute the work of develop ing the shaft. A portion of the Devitt is also being worked through the Snoho mish shaft. Idaho lMacem. The Montana Dredge Company, which purchased the placer ground at Placer ville, Idaho, has bonded the ground of Grimes creek from S. K. Gold trap, ex pects to employ from 100 to 150 men the eoming summer and will pay $3 a day, and the men will be allowed to board where they please when working near town, but when at work at such a dis tance from town that it will be neces sary for the company to run a boarding house, board will be furnished at actual cost. The dredge company on this side will also pay the going wages, and like the company on the other side of the Basin, will not go into the boarding house business. Cora Mine Bonded. F. Aug. Ileinze has leased and bonded the Cora mine in East Walkerville, Mont., in the sum of $1)0,000, the lease to run for six months. Negotiations to this end have been in progress for some time and the deal was consummated yesterday. The new operators are a lready at work and will at once erect suitable machinery to work the property. The Cora adjoins the Wild Bill on the west and was for merly owned by J. H. Conrad and Hank Young, Mr. Conrad owning a two-third interest and Mr. Young the other third. Some time ago, however, W. A. Clark acquired Mr. Young's interest. It is de veloped by two shafts, one 000 feet in depth, and another shaft of 200 feet, de veloped recently. The ore is low grade copper and silver and a difficult concen trating proposition heretofore. The new operators however, believe that a large body of this ore will be opened up. Un der these circumstances low grade ore could be made to pay handsomely in Butte by a smelting company. On Soplile Mountain. North port, Wash., reports that all the mines on Sophie mountain are doing nice ly. The Velvet has 40 men employed, the Victor 10 and the Ruth two. A new town has been laid out about one and a half miles from the Velvet on Sheep creek in British Columbia. About one and a half miles from the Velvet, on Gold llill mountain, in the United States, are the Hanging Rock, New Orleans, Humboldt, Alexander, and Black Boy, all promising! looking properties. The Black poy is; owned by Croasan & Barr, and has plenty of gcod looking ore on the dump. Mr. Davidson owns the Hanging Rock and i New Orleans. Work will be pushed on these properties as soon as the snow goes off, so as to allow of active operations. On Sfefd Creek. On Siege! creek, between Dixie and Klk City, Idaho, R. W. Brownell has just discovered a seven-foot vein of free mill ing gold quartz of high grade. Two feet nearest the hanging wall ahows free gold all through it. It fa reported that a gold button valued at $10 was taken from 12 pounds of the ore with hand 1 mortar and pan. The property will be developed forthwith. A large body of ; high grade ore has just been discovered I in the Badger mine, on the 150-foot level. Hoisting machinery will be put on the property at once. Penneman & Yetter have lately crosscut the veins of the liomestake at a depth of 320 feet with a 400-foot tunnel. They have encoun tered five feet of high grade free milling ore. I Happy Pamily Running* a Mine. I During his travels through the north ! ern part of Colorado, W. C. Root, a Den ! ver mining broker ran onto a unique | combination in Jenny Lind gulch, Boul i der county, Mont., where an entire fam j ily is engaged in the succesful develop- I ment of a mining property. A tunnel ■ 200 feet is being driven into the nioun |' tain by power drill. The wITe runs the II engine, an invalid son hauls wood and | does the work outside, wihle the father ! and another son run the drills in the ! mine Their work is in perfect sha|>e, and they make as much ground per diem as a full-Hedged mining force and are . 1 as happy as clams in their mountain j home. They have an excellent gold prop j erty that promises to return them a snug ' little fortune when they have completed 1 the crosscut 500 feet to tap the vein. ' The woman in the mountains is an es sentfcd helpmeet, indeed, in a great many ways, and in this instance she is as use i ful as a man miner in her place. Warned »o Get Oat. London, April 25. —The British ad . miral commanding at Queenstown or dered the Spanish tor|>edo boat Audaz to quit the port before 0 o'clock this morn ing. There is little doubt the Auda/ will go to Fcrrol or Cadiz, as she still i lacks considerable quantities of war equipments. i The foreign office expects to publish 1 tomorrow evening a formal notice that 1 all warships of belligerents must leave 1 British ports within twenty-four hours. 1 ' Slocnn Shipment*. During the first three months of 1808 ' the shipments from 20 leading mines of the Sloean over the Kaslo & Slocan rail -1! way were as follows: Payne mine, 2550 tons; Whitewater, 1530; Last Chance, 1054; Ruth, 1030; Lucky Jim, 900; Mon -1 tezuma, 483; Rambler, 330; Reco, 200; j Slocan Star, 217; Queen Bess, 140; An -1 toine, 09; Dardanelles, 48; Eureka, 42; ' Ajax, 34; Charleston, 30; Jackson, 32; Sovereign, 20; CJoodenough, 20; Gibson, 16; Fidelity, 15; Total tons, 8850. DON CARLOS IS BELLIGERENT. Tell* How He Would Have Carried On IIIn Campaign. Bnissels, April 23. — The New York World correspondent culled on Don Carlos at his hotel and obtained the following declaration from liiin: ''If the C'arlists had been in power in Spain, war would have been inevitable two years ago. But Spain has erred on the side of generosity and chivalry, and thus gone lengths hardly compatible with national honor. The United States haa taken advantage of this attitude and has utilized the interval by strengthening her fleet. But we Spaniards are tough fight ers and enter the contest fearless of con sequences. We thank the hdy father for ! his kind offices, but the time has passed for intervention and the final catastrophe is now inevitable." The World correspondent had expressly asked for the reply to the question wheth er Don Carlos would, under all circum stances through his sympathizers with Spain, supp.rt the present government against America, but on Hint- crucial point he preserved a significant silence. The pretender's sudden removal from Ostend to Brussels has excited much com ment. His intention is believed to have been to go on a visit to Earl Ashburnham, his chief supporter in England, but owing to popular indignation against Spain he was advised that such a visit would be impolitic. He therefore went to Brussels instead. GOVERNMENT FOE CUBA. It Would Naturally Not Be Perfect at the Start. Nobody lias expected, nor lias anybody had the right to expect, that a perfect government would spring into existence in Cuba immediately upon the downfall of Spanish rule, says the Washington Star. Such a thing could not possibly be. The island has been torn with mis government and contentions for a great many years. The people, necessarily, have given thought principally to their distresses. They have had little time for anything else. United, as they have been, in their detestation of Spain and her methods, they have devoted themselves to organization for the purpose of throw ing off the Spanish yoke But their aspirations upon the point of better government are clear. They are looking here for the model of that which they think would be the best model for them. A government of the people, by the people, and for the people, adjusted to Cuba as tlrH government is adjusted to i tiie United States, is the object of their desires. And who shall say that it is not within their reach! Not working per-; fectly at once, of coursc. Our own gov ernment started off slowly and tered many difficulties, but by the exer cise of patience and firmness.we ttlieeeed ed. I The main point, as the Star Mated a : few days ago, is to get rid of Spain. The 1 problem then becomes one appealing to ; every man in Cuba who thfe bet j torment of his own and the geheral con i dition. It will be difficult in t&e extreme It will demand sacrifices, just /as the rev olution has demanded sacrifice*. Hie United States will lend its si&, and with that aid failure will be impossible. War Revenue Blal. Washington, April 21. —The war reve nue bill will be reported iw full by the committee on ways and meapt Saturday. Tieland i* about the sizcf o7 Missouri. news of mil stmts WASHINGTON,IDAHO MONTANA Aetlve PrepnratlonM for the PiNliing SeuMon In Whateom County- Sheep Shearing In ProgreNM Alonu Wood Kl ver—Xorlhern Montana Hlvern Ituiiiilng Pull. The Seattle branch of the Salvation ! J Army fed 1(MK) people in February and j I 7(H) in March. The weekly shipment of shingles from I Castle Rock, in Cowlitz county, now av- j I crapes about eight cars. Treasurer of Whatcom county reports j ' that the cash balance on hand January 1 j was $09,806.87. There was received dur- J ing the same time $127,752.79. The cash j balance April 1 was $44,936.08. Caleb W. West will succeed to the po- i | sition of special treasury agent with head- j quarters at Tacoma. Mr. West has been | treasury agent stationed at Portland and. in conjunction with Mr. Cullom, has had j ! the western part of this state and Alaska, j When Mr. Cullom leaves for Tampa, the entire district will be under the jurisdic- j tion of Mr. West. Beef cattle east of the muuntains are beginning to move. Buyers are making contracts ahead and several shipments have already been made, good prices pre vailing. The cattle wintered nicely, but j the ranges are already commencing to | wither so that cattlemen will l>e forced j ;to drive*to the mountains early this year, j J The activity that is seen in the prepara-1 ! tions for fishing and taking care of the j | product in Whatcom county is much ! ahead, of that of any previous spring. New ! traps arc being put in all along the shore ; and at the islands wherever an available point is to be found. The shipment of 65 quail, which was | ordered from Kansas by the Olympia As- j soeiation of Sportsmen, has arrived in j first-class condition. The bob-whites arc ; to be "planted" in the nook? and coves of : Thurston county to propagate their race.! The O. K. & N. Co. has established an j experimental station two miles west of! Walla Walla, and Richard McGahey of that city has been placed in charge. To bacco plant* are to be brought from Vir ginia and North Carolina and planted, and a large consignment of Japanese hemp plants have arrived and the growing j of jute will be attempted. Fruit growers report that prunes are now practically out of danger, and most of the other fruit. A sad death occurred about three miles north of Custer the other day. The year j and a half old child of Mr. Poison was ! killed by accident. Fred Knupperberg had charge of a team when the line broke and the horses ran away. It seems the horses got past the child when a chain attached to the tugs swungaround and caught the little fellow. When he was picked up life was extinct. Charter from the dominion government or no charter, war or no war, President 1). C. Corbin is prepared to build a rail road to the Boundary Creek country. Perhaps he will have to go entirely on the American side, but he will be close enough to the Canadian side to tap the ore bodies of the mines in that section. Moreover he will run his line via Re public camp. lilftho. The influx of immigrants into the Pay ette country continues. Sheep shearing is in progress along the Wood River branch and Oregon Short Line The clip will be heavier than here tofore. Acting Indian Agent Irvin has publish ed a notice to stockmen that they can no longer have the use of the grazing lands on the Black feet reservation. While excavating for the foundation for a cabin on the Ophir, at Florence, F. W. Thornton uncovered a four foot ledge, up on which he will sink immediately. Another Idaho law is to be tested. It is an action to recover $50,000 under the mechanic's lien law, and is against, the Owyhee Land and Irrigation Company. The service performed for the defendant was on the construction of the Bruncau , Valley canal. Governor Steunenberg has sent the fol lowing telegram to the secretary of war: "Section 3, senate amendment to volun teer army bill, authorizes enlistment of i plainsmen. Idaho, in addition to the 11th, offers a regiment of mounted plainsmen, experienced in the use of arms and hard ened to fatigue. The legislature is not in session, so we have no means to purchase horses and equipment. If the offer is ac cepted, I suggest the government pur ! chase Idaho range horses, as their breed - . ing and manner of life prepares them for immediate and constant use. The cost is ! approximately $10,000. Can raise regi ment in 10 days." J. R. Jacobs of Payette is interested in the great irrigation project for the recla mation of some 30,000 acres of land on the Oregon side just opposite Payette. The plan is to raise the water by pumps run by water power. An elevation of 46 feet has to be overcome, but there is unlimit ed water power, and it is estimated the water can be delivered in sufficient quan tity to irrigate all the land and at very low cost. Mr. Jacobs states the company will begin construction work about the middle of May. Much of the land to be covered by the system has been entered, but the owners will surrender part of their holdings in return for water. There is an idea prevalent that enlist ment of volunteers will begin here as soon as the national government calls for troops. Tuis is a mistake. The na tional guard will be sufficient to fill the state's qui ta under the first call, and these will be sent. Governor Steunen ; berg has received many applications for commissions to organize companies, and | many offers to enlist as privates. In the | very nature of things the guard must i be given the first chance, and, besides, I the first call issued by the president, as now understood, will be for the state ; militia The men who have so patriotic ally offered to volunteer their services I will be obliged to wait until tlie way! opens for putting additional /ronps iu j | the field. / RITZVILLE, WASHINGTON, APRIL 27, 1898. C. H. Bradley, the prominent Duluth lumberman, haS gone on to the coast after quite a careful inspection of the white pine belt. The inspection, owing to the season of the year, was not complete, though lie went in as far as Collins, coming out by the way of Juliaetta and Lewiston. The special object of his trip was to ascertain the different routes by which the timber can be taken out when cut. Much must be brought out by rail, if at all, and a considerable amount must be brought down the Clearwater. To ae (omplish either project a large capital is needed. A railroad would cost $500,000, while a mill of the size required to cut the timber would cost $250 .(KM) more. Mr. Bradley estimates that it will cost $250,- <HK) to dam and boom the Clearwater. This investment Mould We valueless after the timber is exhausted. These figures show the importance and magnitude of the undertaking. It is understood that a determined effort will be made to induce the state land Inuird to put 40.000 acres or more of the timber on the market at once. The standing timber alone is to be sold, the hind remaining state prop erty. Montana. It required 60 ears, and apparently each one loaded to its capacity, to transport the regiment from Fort Assinniboine. Never in the history of Miles City has there been such a demand f- r comfortable dwelling houses to rent. Nearly all the rivers of northern -Mon tana are running bank full. The heavy snow in the upper country has melted rapidly and is supplying a great volume of water to the streams, the coulees being well filled. The supreme court has decided that the old hoard of county commissioners of Ra valli county is entitled to office. The case had been passed upon by Judge Brantly, who held that the commissioners elected in 1896 were entitled to office. Judjye Brantly was reversed. This means there will be an election this fall for eommis sioneds. The Montana Society of Engineers has been asked to interest itself in an effort aliout to be made with a view to securing large grants of arid lands to the Rocky mountain states from the general govern ment, The movements originated in Wy oming. where the desirability of state con trol of arid grazing lands is even more apparent than in Montana. Receiver Eugene T. Wilson of the First National bank of Helena, says that the cheeks are being made out for a divi dend of 5 per wilt to the depositors of that institution. As soon as they have been returned by the comptroller, to whom they will g<» for signature, they will be ready for delivery to holders of proved claims. The amount to be distributed will be about $140,000 and the length of time that will elapse before they will be ready for payment w ill be three weeks. AGAINST THE SENATE RULES Smuggled a Camera Into the Capitol and Take* Picture*. It is ft strictly enforced rule of the United States senate that 110 camera can be brought into the visitors' gallery while congress is in session; but Mrs. Cushman K. Davis, wife of the senator from Min nesota, smuggled a kodak into the capitol under her jacket, determined to procure Hiiap shots of all the striking scenes dur ing the reception of the president's mes sage and the proceedings following it. When the scene on the floor became inter esting Mrs. Davis produced her camera and began snapping it right and left. The official* of the senate soon discovered her little trick, and it caused a great commo tion; the sergeant at anus was appealed to to induce her to desist from her photo graph hunt, but his efforts did not pre vail, and she suecedcd in obtaining the only photographs of the senate on the memorable day when the president's Cu ban message was sent in. THE ASSASSIN WAS FOILED. Xatnre of the I'flekngr Muaperted und the President Snv*il. Washington, April 23. — An infernal machine was sent to the president Thurs day. Fortunately its character was sus pected and efforts are being made to cap ture the sender. The machine was en closed in a cigar box. An ingenious con trivance was arranged so when the lid of the box was opened there would be a flash of powder, which would explode a stick of giant powder sufficient to blow a man to atoms. Lieutenant Cross, in charge of the White House police, soaked it thoroughly in a tub until its contents were saturated, and then opened it. Rrilmrnt of Cowboys. Washington, April 25.—The president has decided to appoint Theodore Roose velt to be lieutenant eolonel of volun teers to Rene in a regiment of cowboy* and mounted riflemen to be raised by Roosevelt and l)r. Wood, the president's family physician, now in the medical de partment of the regular army. Dr. Wood will be colonel of the regiment. Tbelr Places to Be Kept. Spokane, April 25.—"The Northern Pacific has decided to permit all of its employes to enlist in the war and the road has also decided that their posi tions shall l>e restored to them on the ending of hostilities," «id General Pan sender Agent Charles S. Fee to a Chron icle reporter this morning. Stianlnh Fleet to Hall. Jj< ndon, April 25. —A speeial dispatch from St. Vincent, Cape Verde islands, dated 9:25 today says: There is reason to believe the Spanish fleet sails today. It in exceedingly for midable, including four first class cruis ers, six torpedo boats and two armed transports. Every Reglnirnt Has Started. Washington, April 21.-- Adjutant Gen eral Corbin has advicaa allowing that ev ery regiment of infantry, cavalry and light batteries of artilh' v ordered to the south has started , WAR IS FINALLY DECLARED HOUSE AND SENATE RESPOND. Text of the PreMldeiit'n MeNMuge— Conitplrnc) to I'pnet the Mon archy In Spalu—Announcement That the Spaulwh Pleet Will Sail —The Attitude of Germany. Washington, Opril 25. —Following is the report by the house foreign affairs com mittee of a bill declaring that war exists between the United States of America and the kingdom of Spain: "Be it enacted, etc.: "First—That war Ik* and the same i* hereby deelured to exist and that war has existed since the 21st of April, A. D. 1898, iueludiiig Sunday, between the United States and the kingdom of Spain. ""Second —That the president of the United States is hereby directed and em powered to use the entire land and naval forces of the United States and call into actual service the United States militia of the several states to such an extent as may be necessary to carry this act into effect." I'reMldent MeKlnley'n MeMMnge. Washington, April 25.—The president today sent to congress the follow ing bill recoilimending a declaration of war against Spain: To the senate and the house of repre sentatives of the United Statec of Amer ica: I transmit to congress for its con sideration and appropriate action copies of the correspondence recently had with the representatives of Spain and the United States with the United States minister at Madrid and through the lat ter with the government of S|>ain, show ing the action taken under the joint res olution approved April 20, 1898, for ree ognition of the independence of the people of Cuba, demanding that the government of Spain relinquish its authority and gov ernment in the island of Cuba and Cuban waters, and dim-ting the president of the United States to use the land ami naval force of the United States to carry these reslutions into effect. Upon communicating to the Spanish minister in Washington tin* demand which it became the duty of the evecu i tivc to address to the government of j Spain in ol>edicnee to said resolution, thr said miiiiHter asked for his passports and j withdrew. The United States miiiiHter' at Madrid was in turn notified hv the Spanish representative that the United States had terminated diplomatic relit j tions between the two countries and all I official communications between their re-' sjHH'tive representatives ceased therewith. I recommend to your especial attention a note directed to the United States mill inter at Madrid by the S|niuish minister of foreign affairs on the 21st inst., where by the foregoing notification was com municated. Jt will be perceived that the Spanish government having d gnizancc of the resolutions and in view of the things which the president is hereby re quired and authorized to do, responds by ■ treating the demands of this government j as measures of hostility, following with j the instant and complete severance of re j lations; an action which by the usages of nations accompanies an existent state of war between sovereign powers. The positi< 11 of Spain being thus made known and the demands of the United turc in all intercourse with Spain, we have been constrained in the exercise of the power and authority conferred upon me by joint resolution aforesaid, to pro claim under date of April 22, 1808, a blockade of certain ports on the north coast, of Cuba, lying between Cardenas and llaltia Honda and the port of ('ien fuc|?os on the south coast nf Cuba: and further in exercise of by constitutional powers and using the powers conferred on me by the act of congress approved April 22, 1808, to issue my proclamation dated April 23, 18f»8, calling f»>r voltin tcers in order to carry into effect the said resolution of April 20, 1808. Copies of this proclamation are here unto appended. In view of the measure so taken and with a view to the adoption of such war measures as may be necessary to enable me to carry out the expressed w ill of the congress of the United States in the premises, I now recommend to your hon orable body the adept ion of a joint reso lotion declaring that a state of war exists between the United States of America and the kingdom of Spain and I urge speedy action thereon to the end that the defini tion of the international status of the United States as a belligerent power may be made known and the assertion of all its duties in the conduct of a public war may be assured. WILLIAM MKINLEY. Executive Mansion, Washington, April 2.1. Ulffnnlic ConaplriK*)-. Madrid, April 25.—About 20,000 re publicans have signed an address to Se nor Castellar under pretext of congrat ulating him upon his recovery from ill nens, but in reality offering him their j support if he proclaims a republic. The newspapers of this city and the provinces are filled with rumors of cap tures made by the war vessels of Spain or of the United States and with reports of the movements of American war ships combined with patriotic utterances from all quarters of the kingdom. Instructi< ns respecting the right of search of neutral vessels were published officially today. Klnf to Xolhinc. New York. April 25. —Since the war with Spain has begun the United States blockade of Cuban ports and have cap tured nine Spanmh vessels. The prizes reported until sunrise this morning are the steamers Ituena Ventura, Pedro, Mi guel, .Tover, Catalina, and Saturnina and the schooners Mathilde, Candida and An tonio. All of these vessels have been taken to Key West except the Saturnina. which was seized at Ship Island. Miss. The Spanish steamers Panama, from New York, and the Alfonso XII, from Spain, both bound for Cuba, are likely to be captured by American warships within a few days. Spain has made no seizures of Ameri ' can vessels as far as know n. Since the beginning of the war the only movement of the Spanish navy that has been reported is the de|»uture of the tor pedo boat destroyer Aiula/ from Queens town for Spain, her departure being; com pelled by the Kuglish neutrality procla mation. For the same reason the i'nited States .Asiatic squadrou lias begun to leave Hong Kong. Where the Slil|»n Are. The North Atlantic squadron is enforc ing the bloekade of Cuba and the tlying squadron remains in Hampton Roads ex cept the Minneapolis and Columbia, which have gone to sea on a mission known only to the naval authorities. The cruisers San Francisco and New Orleans are at the Brooklyn navy yard and may sail tomorrow to join the tlying squadron. Kvery day adds several ves sels to the auxiliary fleet. The battleship Oregon and the gun boat Marietta are coming up along the coast cf South America ami will prob ably touch at liio Janeiro in a few days. The dynamite cruiser Nicthcroy, just purchased from ltray.il, is still at Kio Janeiro. The newly purchased cruiser | Topeka is at sea on the way from Ports mouth 14i New York and the torpedo IwMit Somcrs is still at Portsmouth ready for sea. JSo I'Vnr* fur llie I'nrln. The steamer Faris, for whose safety no alarm is felt, will arrive in New S'ork before the middle of the week. Xe%v \ork lliirlior Cloned. New York, April 25. —The war depart ment regulations concerning New York harbor in time of war have been promul gated. No vessel will Ik» allowed to pass Sandy Hook or the narrows between sun set and sunrise, or during that time to I appr< ach within three miles of Voney j island, Gedney channel, Sandy Hook or the narrows. Kenltrnntlnii In Accepted. Washington, April 25. —Secretary Sher man's resignation was tendered at 12:15. Assistant Secretary Day has been chosen to succeed him. tieriiiiiny Swliikn A run ml. New York, April 25. —It is becoming | more and more evident that Germany will I cordially follow Kngland's lead in the! treatment « f delicate questions of inter national law. especially concerning coin incrce on the high seas, rather than the lead of Austria or France, says the Ber lin correspondent of the World. Although the German newspapers con tinue to make hostile criticism of Amer ica's action,signs arc not lacking that the attitude of the press is not shared by the government. The immense German population in the I'nited States and the evidence the Ger man-Americans have given of patriotic sentiments have told here with consid 1 era bio force. full for Troop*. Washington, April 25 The war depart ment has called on the states for their quota of v< lunt.ccrs. Montana's quota is one regiment of in fantry; Oregon one regiment of infantry; i Washington one regiment of infantry: Wyoming one battalion and one troop ol 'H\airy; Idaho two troops of cavalry; i'tah one troop of cavalry and two light batteries; California two regiments of in fan try, two battalions and four heavy batteries. So More Troop* \eedeil. It is positively stated that the presi dent does not contemplate a call for ad ditional volunteers at present. Nnvnl Hill l*HNNeil. The amendment has been adopted to the naval bill appropriating ,830,000 to enable the secretary of the navy to enlist men for the navy during the existing war. The bill has passed the senate. GROWTH OF CREMATION. ( iiHtom W iin Prevalent Anionic tin ■•:nrl>- * lir In tin iin. The cremation of Francis Willard, fol lowing that of several other famous peo pic, hlion\ h that the new mode of treat iug the deiul in increasing in popularity, says the New York Mail and Express When it wan started, nearly thirty years it was a nine days' gossip. At the time the theosophists cremated Ikiron dc I'alm and strewing his aalies in the waters of the Hud* n it was the talk ot the city. Hut now it is so common that no one pay* any attention to the practice. Curious enough, the chief opposition to it today cunes from several of the churches. This is hard to understand, as the early Christians were almost as much in favor of cremation as they were of in limitation, and as the church at anothei |M>riod made use of the bom* of dead Christians to ornament the walls of the i-atacomhs. So strong was the belief in immortality at that time that the body was viewed as a mere husk, w hieh was scarcely worthy of attention after the soul had left it. In Home of the Italian catacombs the number of skeletons em ployed in decorating the walls is meas ured by the thousands. Cowley Co in pro mined. Spokane, April 25.—1t is announce*! thin afternoon that a compromise ha been effected in the Cowley suit against the Northern Pacific Railroad Company by which the company and Mr. Cowley each receie a part of the million dollars' worth of property in the city of Spokane. Thin report is confirmed by the atorncys for the railroad company. l*reNl«lrntlnl \ouilnn(lon*. Washington, April 21.—'The president haM sent these nominations to the senate: 'Charles Kinery Smith of Pennsylvania, to be postmaster general, vice Jame* Gary, resigned. Samuel A. Wells, receiver of public m« tievs at Spokane. William I'. Ludden, register of the land office, Spokane. Kulalnac an Army. Washington, April 21.—The army ad miniteration has practically completed the most comprehensive plans for raining an army of 110,000 men for the immcdi ate occupation of the island of Cuba and to defend the coasts of the Cnited States. HAVANA FIRED ON THE FLEET WITHOUT SLIGHTEST EFFECT. I nlteil Stnl«*n Siiunilron Han Mmle SU Capture*—Three Were Sti-mii it*—The I'rlnt'N Were Worth II lit Money—Coueeut rnl In u' Troupa Ml llit ii mi. On Hoard the Flagship New York, otT Havana, April 24. -Noon.—During the early morning the Moro castle batterie-* again opened tire on the fleet, but with out the slightest effect. There have been no casualties among our forces up to this hour, and not a single shot has been tired against the batteries. Ijist night 10 shots were tired from the castle at the New York, which was sig lulling. The warship did not return the shots. More (.'nplure*. At .'1 o'clock this morning the Detroit made a rich haul, capturing the large Spanish merchant steamer Cataliua, bound from New Orleans for Cadi* with cotton oil and staves. She carries a large quantity of provisions, which she intend ed to land in Havana. Kusign Christy from the Detroit, Naval Cadet Jones from the New York and tour marines and six biiiejackets were put on board of her and she steamed off for Key West. The Wilmington and Porter when dawn broke were both seen towing prizes in the shape of small schooners. The Wilming ton's capture was laden with charcoal, anc^the Porter's, the Sophia, had rum and sugar alKwrd. They were both towed to Key West. The torpedo boat Porter, commanded by Lieutenant Fremont, is doing great work, and if she keeps on at this rate her new will have no end of prize money to divide. About 0 o'clock this morning the New York proceeded several miles closer in shore. Not a breath of wind stirred the sea, and the beat was terrible. Cm run Worth * 400,000. Key West, April 24. —The gunlsMil Helena captured the Spanish steamer Miqucl .loves early this morning. The .loves' cargo is composed of cotton and staves. The prize is estimated to bo worth $400,(KM), her cargo being worth $150,000. She belonged to the Penillo line, Barcelona. The Helena did not sail with the fleet on Friday morning, but remained here until today, when she stood out to sea. She was cruising about 150 miles in a southwesterly direction when the Joves, steering a southeasterly course, hove in sight eafly this morning. The Helena tired a blank shot and the Spaniard instantly hove to. The gun boat then put a prize crew of 12 marines, an engineer ami Hi bluejackets on board of the .loves under command of Ensign McClellan, who had with hint Knsigns U*wis and McFarland. The gunlioat con voyed the prize into port. The Joves was bound from New Orleans for Barceloin via Havana. j Cantaiu Charles V. Munson, employe) by the Clyde Line at Jacksonville an« formerly with the Ward Line and re\ enuo service, arrived here last night, hat ing been called for last Thursday by A« mirnl Sampson. Captain Munson will id as fleet nilot. The Dolphin will take hit to the flagship. According to the bureau Veritas, tli Miqucl Joves (in Knglish the Michm Joves), Captain Bal, is a Spanish steame which sailed from New Orleans April lJ for Barcelona. She was formerly thi Port Dcnison, is bark-rigged, is of 22f»l tons net register, and was built at Ne\i Castle, Kngland, 1877. She is 375 feet j inches long, has 42 feet 2 inches beam and is 20 feet 0 inches deep. The bureau » eritas has it that her owners are the F.mpress Transatlantic of Barcelona. Capture of the t.'ataltua. Key W<*st, April 24.-5:50 p. m.—Kn sign Christy, with a crew of 10 men from toe cruiser ''Detroit, and four from the llagship, brought into port this afternoon the captured Spanish steamer, Catalina, Captain Fano, 3401 tons, which left Ca diz March 7 and was Isnind from New Orleans for Barcelona via Havana, for which latter port she was making when taken. The Catalina was captured about 4 o'clock this fSunday) morning, 12 miles from Havana. She was taken by the cruiser Detroit. When the first shot was tired her captain made a desperate ef fort to cscape his pursuers and the chase was prolonged for eight miles. Finally a m»lid shot brought her to. She is carry ing a cargo of 2000 bundles of staves. The W'lluiliiKtoii Took a I'rlse. New York. April 24. —A dispatch to the Press from Key West says: The gunliout Wilmington captured the Spanish schooner Candida with a deck load of charcoal, intended for Havana, \t this writing the Cushing is hearing where it is extremely valuable for fuel, down on a schooner to the southeast. The breeze is slow and while she has on all sail, the Cushing will overhaul her short ly. She has the start, but the Cushing has the steam. Tlie torpedo boat Porter today eaptur rd the Spanish schooner Antonio, laden with sugar for Havana. The Antonio was sent to Key West with a prize crew of four men, under Naval Cadet Dubois. ConeentrntliiK at Havana. Kingston, April 24. The United States consul at Haracoa, Cuba, Alfred T. Triay, his wife and two children, two Spanish merchants and 22 Cubans and Spanish Americans, mostly women and children from (iuatanamo, embarked from the Kly here today after 24 hours quarantine. When the Spanish steamer left (luatan amo on Friday last, a Spanish mob, in cluding many officers, filled the public will are and adjacent streets yelling •'l>eath to the Yankees." Several Amer ican Hags were soiled, torn, trampled and treated with elaborate unmentionable in dignities. Some naturalized Americans were compelled to take part in the insult ing work on the threat of death if they refused. Oevaiitate the Interior. Orders to the Spanish armv declaring the armistice ended weit publicly posted at (iuatanamo last Friday. Two days previous the troops began concentrating at the principal sea coast cities, burning all interior towns and plantations. The passengers of the Kly believe the devast ation of that part of the island will be completed Itefore the Americans invade the ports held by the Spaniards. Ordin arily there are 2000 Spanish soldiers at (iuatanamo. Now there are 7000 there. New defenses of earthworks chiefly are under construction and the mounting of field pieces in progress. Two rapid fire 2 pounders, one rapid fire 3 pounder and four ancient nuslels have been received. NO. 13.