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SUN. 3S E3 WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, TUESDAY, APRIL 2tf, 1898. ONE CENT L. 1. NO. 182. DECLARATION OF WAR ssed by Congress Yesterday Afternoon and Promptly Signed by the Presi dent Last Night. HE ANNOUNCEMENT RECEIVED WITH CHERT EHTHUSIASM. Text of the Message Pre sented to the House. ull esigndtion of Secretary of State John Sherman Takes Effect Immediately and Judge Day Appointed to the Vacancy—Rich Prizes Captured by the United States Gunboat Wil mington and Other Amer ican Cnrsers. It I'orrcspi ndonce to Tit u Si x. WASHINGTON, April uses of Congress today, in accord Mil the recommendation of the ■esident in the message trails Knitted lay, unanimously passed a declara nt that war has existed lietwcen the ilted States and Spain since April 25.—Both IT t. he hill was signed by the President light al If.lSo'clock. only Secretory ter Dclng present. Rieoilore Roosevelt I lie Assistant tetory of the Navy, has tendered resignation lo take the position of plenum Colonel of a regiment of reernilcil in tlie ;li riders, to lie ky Mountain region, ling wilder tlie proclamation of President, the Secretory ol - War implied tlie governors of states territories the number of troops furnish under I lie call. I w as l [dor the allotment Delaware is lo • regiment oCinfantry. lisli i le place of inobillzulion is Wll gton, where tlie camp to drill anil become tongli •ecrults will go tl. force of regular troops w ill prob y land in Culm within a week, he number and tlie place ol land >• are mil disclosed. trial tu Tin: Hex. WASHINGTON, April 25. — Tlie use of Representatives today took it one minute uiitl forty seconds to formal declaration of war. was great enthusiasm. Not a cast in opposition, t lie declarat Ion s a ire gle vote was ; Pillowing is intetl. (bill declaring that war exists Im tlir United Stales of America h tlie Kingdom of Spain. |e It enacted, etc. first—That war tie and the same is [eby declared to exist ami that war I existed since the 2tst day of lil, A. D, I HUH, including said (lay, the United Slates of America m ted! Ihn Kingdom of Hpuin. 1)11(1—'That the President of the (I States lx- amt lie hereby Is led and empowered lo use the I land and naval forces of the ■ States ami lo call Into the [service of the United Slates tlie [of tlie several States, lo such I os may lie necessary to carry pt into effect. jr n short detail llit' Senate Coin Foreign llrlul Ions agreed to ft the War hill as passed hv the a (view of the meaMtres so taken, and a view to tlie adoption of such other tires as may be necessary to enable j carry out the expressed wiil of the ress (if the United .States in the ises, I now recommend to vottr rablc body the adoption of a joint ition declaring that a state of war I between the United States of lea and the Kingdom of Spain, and I speedy action thereon, to the end kc definition of tlie international [of the United States as a belliger Brer may be made known, and the on Blurs Morgan and Turpie agreed I report of tlie House war dec ion. hut they reserved tlie right lend in tlie Senate. They tvanl u tuition of the hllligerent rights r ('ulmns. The President's Message. Wasiuxotox, April 25.— The President today sent to Congress the pillowing message, recommending a declaration ol war against Spain: To tlie Senate and IJouse of Represent atives of tlie United States of America: I transmit to the Congress for its coil haii°withX. ^TwilfhTte Imbed states AlVnister at^Iadridfandi^hroitglf tlaflutter,"wiUi the government of Spain, showing the Hr,2;; Sff.rsr forces from Chiba aim Cuban waters, and I ■ • it • i . .. a. . , i uireectmg the President of the Lnitd States to use the land and naval forces of the United States to carry these resolu ,, ... • . ,, • turns into effect. I l pon communication to the Spanish i Minister in Washington the demand) which it became tlie duty of tlie execu -\ tive to address to the government of; Spam in obedience to said resolution, the I Minister asked for his passports and; withdrew. The l nited states Minister I at Madrid was in turn notified by tlie Spanish Munster for Foreign Affairs that! the withdraw! of the Spanish represent!}-1 tive from tlie United States had termi bated diplomatic relations between tlie two countries, and that all official com municatinns between their respective representatives, ceased therewith. Tlie position of Spain being thus made known, and tlie demands of tlie United States being denied, with a ^Complete rupture of intercourse by tlie act of Spain, I have been constrained in exercise of the power and authority conferred upon me by tlie joint resolution aforesaid, to pro claim under dale of April 22, 1898, a blockade of certain ports of tlie north coast of Cuba, lying between Cardenas and Bahia Honda, and of the port of Cienfuegos, on tlie south coast ot Cuba; and further, in exercise of my consti tutional powers and using the authority conferred upon me by tlie act of Congress approved April clamation datei 1898, to issue iny pro „..,i •)•• |S9S, calling carry into f April 20, clamation dated April for volunteers in order ft effect the said resolution 1898. Copies of these resolutions are hereto appended. I commend to your especial attention the note addressed'to the United States j me note uuuivsseu to tne i niteu mates : t Minister at Madrid by the Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs on the 21st I instant, whereby the foregoing notilica tion was conveyed. It will be perceived therefrom that the government of Spain, having cognizance of the joint resolution of tlie United States Congress, and in view of the things which the President is thereby required and authorized to do, respondu by treating the reasonable da mauds of tlie government as measures of hostility, following with that instant and complete severance of relations by its nc tion, which by the usage of nations ac companies an existent state of war be tween sovereign powers. assertion of all its rights and tlie main-; tenance of all its duties in the conduct of a public war may lie assured. Wiu.iasi McKixi.kv. Executive Mansion, Washington, April 25, WHS. is In the House the President's message was ordered printed and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs by the Speaker. _1_ Sn«ni«h Plmr On Its IVav 1 ■ w Washington, April 26.—It is said mi officially that the Navy Department lias received news that a Spanish fleet is on its way toward the North Atlantic coast, The fleet is reported to be led by the bat tleship Pelayo, one of the most power ful of Spain's war vessels. Then there are four torpedo destroyers, three tor pedo boats and two cruisers. Sliernmn I let ires Wasiuxotox, April 25.—Another resig nation from the Cabinet occurred today, when the venerable Secretary of State, John Sherman, handed his resignation of the speciaf meeting of the Cabinet called to gether at 10 o'clock. This resignation will take effect at as early a day as may be convenient to the President. When it takes effect Mr. Sherman retires from public life, after a service of over forty years, embracing the House of Repre sentatives, t he United States Senate, the Secretaryship of the Treasury and th$ Secretaryship of State. The reason for the resignation is the condition of the Secretary's health, which is now im paired as the result of years of devotion to tlie public service and the arduous labors of a lifetime, added to age, the venerable Secretary being now within a few days of 75 years of age. iershin to the President at a Judge Hay arrived Asiatic Squadron is ltendv. April 24.-The Asiatic squadron will sail earlv tomorrow with f.,i| All nreniimtions to Mint end have U-e.'i perfeVted by Commodore The! fleet will sail direct for Manila and will C. H, K, Judge Day Will Accept. Canton, April 25.— from Washington today, lie will accept the position of Secretary of State if nom inated by tlie President and confirmed by tlie Senate. It is known here that Judge Day made a great business sacrifice when lie ac cepted the place of Assistant Secretary of State. He lias not felt that he could' af ford to take a Cabinet portfolio, but uu dei present circumstances, however, it i not. believed that he feels that lie ought to decline. Two ( apt ii red Schooners. —Tlie gunboat Algonquin arrived last night .with two prize schooners in tow. They were both train Sagua la Grande and hound to Ha vanc. The Sofia, one of the schooners, lias a huge cargo of sugar on board. The Can dita. the other, a cargo of charcoal. The Wilmington captured tlie former, l'he Dupont took tlie latter. Kkv Wkst, April Honckoxo,, " r ditreffi" oints'lms receivJti 0o,n - - pi la „i „ as I /,***. M , i c onsrn >' i Mains from .Manila, ... . .. ti ght the batteries to the westward ot I Morro Castle fired mildly at the block i ading smmdron at a range of six miles. The report of the guns could be heard -\ on board the New York, At 7 o'clock this morning the Detroit I gave chase to a large merchant steamer that was live miles to the northwest promptly invest it. Some of tlie vessels will lie detached and wiil steam south to Ilo-Ila, 200 miles distant, on the island of Panay. An engagement is considered certain. It is expected that it will take place within the next ten davs. During last I The vessel steamed tip furiously and m ade a desperate effort to escape; she was overhauled by tlie cruiser in an hour, when, coming within range, tlie Detriot sent a five-inch shot across her bows. Tlie New York was then coming tip fast astern. She mistook tlie Detroit for another stranger in mist of early morn i„ g a »d banged a couple of shots in front 0 flier. The' captured vessel was a handsome two-masted schooner, tlie Catalina, hound from New Orleans to Havana w ith n general cargo, which, witli the vessel, is worth $(XX),000. A prizo crew from the Detroit was put on board and orders were given from tlie flagship for to is her to proceed to Key West at once. This is the richest prize yet captured by tlie squadron. As these despatches go ashore all is quiet at sea and tlie night passed without mishap of any kind. j to be felt, sailed around Scotland in order escape Spanish warships on the look ts in all proba The Paris Safe. (it.xsoow, April 25.—It is reported here that the American Line steamship Paris, for whose safety some anxiety was said this lyn. : t to escape rqianisn warsri I out for her, and that slip bilitv safe, Must I,onic English Ports. 1 London, April 25.—The officials of the British Foreign Office expect that the London "Gazette," tlie official organ of the government, will publish tomorrow evening a formal notice that tlie war ships of the belligerents, Spain and the United States, must leave British ports w'ithin twenty-four hours. The document, it is added, is long and are complicated. It contains clauses cover- as ,n g the case of vessels which are unable war to leave in the stipulated time owing to j defects. Tlie authorities of tlie British ports man have already been notified that tlie order! leer is about to be published. I _ Possible Intervention tlml ' j London, April 25.—The Berlin corret- \ pondent of tlie "Standard" says he learns that Great Britian and Germany | G w j|| not join in anv Intervention in! Spain's behalf. Such action may lie 1 ll taken by Austria and France, and prab-; New ably Italv. soon after the first collision, even if it is quite indecisive. I Everything Arranged for the National Guard of Delaware. a THE BOYS READY FOR WAR. a Closing Scenes al tlie Armory Prior to the Departure of the Sol diers for the Encampment at Middletown. s The armory building was a scene of activity last evening. Final preparations were being made by Adjutant General Hart, Lieutenant Chaytor and the other officers, for the trip to Middletown this morning. Twenty of tlie National Guards left at Midnight for Middletown to unload the tents and other material that had gone ahead; also to make what arrange ments are possible to receive the troops on their arrival this morning. Dr. J. L. France w ill go as surgeon of the camp with tlie rank of major. Dr. France succeeds Dr, Lukens, who resigned some time back. A continual string of the troops were in evidence all through the evening bringing in their grips and baggage. Quite a number of ladies were on tlie outside awaiting some sweetheart or husband and it was a common occurence to hear a sob amongst them. The feeling amongst all the boys seems to be one of determination and that they will endeavor to make a good name for themselves if they are called to the front. Several squads of "raw recruits" were on tlie .floor tlie entire evening going through the drill. Some learn very easily while others find difficulty in keeping step andplacing the gun on tlie proper shoulder. Tlie troops leave at 8,13 this morning for Middletown where they will gofer practice in field duty for at least two weeks. A good many of the boys look «PO n the trip as an outn.g bufXbey wt" ln r ( , plent) of work. It is the intention of the officers to en force * trict tliHcipline daring the whole even!!*™ There will be about 700 men in camp. In tlie event of the boys being called to the front, Delaware's volunteers is 341; the ot will be allowed to go if they so desire. Tlie camp will be known as "Camp Ebe W. Tnnnell." Tlie Wilmington companies will march to the Philadelphia, Wilmington A Balti more railroad station in time for the X. 13 o'clock train. The line wili be headed by Tol. W Lieut. John James L. France, surgeon; Capt. Robert Bonington, judge-advocate and Lieut. H. V. I). Bootes, quartermaster, all on horseback. Tlie staff w ill be follow ed by the First Regiment Band which offeree! its services for the privilege of escorting the militia to the station. Next will come the Uegiinvutal Fife and Drum Corps. At the head of the battalion wiil be Lieutenant-Colonel Charles M. .Steven son and bis adjutant, Lieutenant Harry Colton, mounted. Tlie order of the com panies w ill be C, A, K and F in ac cordance with tlie seniority of their cap tains. The detail for guard duty is ns follows: Officer of the Day, Captain E. E. Rogers, Co. II. Officer ot the Guard, First Lieutenant C. SI. Dillon, Co. K. A, 3 men, 1 sergeant; Co. If, 3 men; Co. C, 3 men, 1 corporal; Co. E, 3 men; Co. F, 3 men; Co. G, 3 men; Co. H, 3 men; Co. I, 3 men, 1 corporal; Co. K, 3 men, I corporal, two musicians. The steamer Republic, which recently left winter quarters at tlie wharves of tlie Harlan A Hollingsworth Co., is to run on tlie regular Cape May route this summer, and will not go into tlie govern ment service, as had been anticipated. \V. W. Ward, Sr., and William dow ser, local ship carpenters have been ordered bv the government to go to Kev West. S. of of ion for proportu ihers of course ickershnm, accompanied by M. Dunn, adjutant; Major by on ted .1. J. E. The flag lias not been flying from the staff at the Shields Library Building West Sixth street because of a broken ptilly at tlie top ol tlie pole, Tlie pole is to be taken down in order that re pairs may be made. The Order of United American .Me chanicc will keep the flag flying over its hail in this city until the war w ith Spain is over. Tlie a oil T. pprentice boys in the machine saops or the Harlan A Hollingsworth Company have a large flag strewn across several windows in the front of the shops which front on the railway tracks. One carload of marines passed through this city yesterday morning in a car at tached to the Atlantic Coast Line ex press bound for the navy yard at Brook lyn. The men were in good trim and anxious to he placed in active service. le The alacrity and willingness to serve Uncle Sam in tlie war w ith Spain L not confined exclusively to the militia, but are to be found in tlie Police Department as well. Ever since the first elation of war was heard desire to serve the United States in war lias been the sole t ipic among the peacegimrdians.There is not a man on the force who would not volun leer to march to the front. During the intervals when police matters are dor intuit, war talk is on, and the interest tlml the officers display in the conflict is proof of their willingness and patriotic to do battle with the dons, Feelings were so aroused this morning G |nt a proposition may be laid before the commission asking tor the same privi ll 'ges accorded by tlie commissions of New York and Camden, N. J., to the police should they go to war. Captain Chambers, though his age would bar lie cargo the in Glen yards place Pusey York, is work there. Police Would Go. him from enlisting, is willing to go to the front, and so is Sergeant of IVliee Evans. Captain of Police Kane, it is said, is seeking a commission as an officer in a volunteer regiment. Captain Kane would make a splendid officer, lie is the best trained man on the force,and his general knowledge of men and things, beside having gained a suitable know ledge of military tactics, would make him a leader among the volunteer officers. Should the Police Commission agree to allow all policemen to enlist with the understand ing that their positions will be retained for them, many will go. the BOARD OF EDI CATION. Bids Opened For the Two Story Addition to No. 17 School—"Long I.lve America. of of The Board of Public Education held their regular meeting last evening and opened the bids for tlie addition to No. 17 school and for flagging around the High School. Tlie report of tlie treasurer ivas read as follows: Expenses for 1897. ■Five per cent, increase for 1898... Amount Received from Council for new buildings 20 000 00 Estimates received from State fund. $140 026 21 7 031 30 15 000 00 $182 657 31 125 000 00 9 000 00 (i 500 00 9 (XX) 00 4 775 81 6 381 50 20 (XX) 00 2 000 00 For salaries. Books and stationary. Fuel. Repairs. Miselianous. Free Library. New Buildings. Manual Training Supplies. $182 657 31 A motion for a flag anil pole for No. 23 school and that tlie janitor receive an in crease in wages of $25 per year begin ning Marcli Inst, was carried. It was proposed that ull schools be no tified to raise their Hags every day in tlie year until otherwise ordered. Tlie bids were opened for tlie two stsry addition to No. 17 school and read, and tlie mutter referred to the building committee with power to act. The bids were as follows: William J. Brown, $3,199; P. Chandler, $3,489; A. S. Reed A Brother Co., $3,390; A. Eck man, $3,207; W. C. Guthrie, $3,340; Hubert Cassidv A Brother, $3,493; Wil liam H. Fouik A Son, $3,137; B. F. Shakespeare, $3,873; S. E. Tarbutton, $3JV47jJilackwell A Johnson, $3,249. Hie bids for the resetting of the Hugging in cement and relaying of the pavement around the High School were Francis Poyt, $35; James C. Adams, $51, and A. S. Reed A Brother Company, $36.99. This was also handed to tne building committee witli power to'act. A communication from Daniel Ross, of the G. A. R., asking the board to par ticipate in tlie parade on Decoration Day, was referred. When tlie bell of tlie Town Hall sounded at 8.15 announcing that'Presi dent McKinley had signed the declara tion of war, Dr. Shortlidge asked where "Coxey's" army was, and tlie President of the Board arose and said: ' Long live America." "Tlie Farmers' Bank at George town is holding worthless paper today given for cash that was paid out for Democratic votes during the last ten years."— Jerome B. Bell, in the Sunday Star. D. R. of or Pliariiiaccut teal Meet ing. The Delaware State Pharmaceutical Society will hold its annual meeting at Smyrna on May 5. The program for tiie occasion embraces an address of welcome by N. F. Wilds, of Smyrna; an address on "The Progress of' Pharmacy," by Professor Culbreth, of Baltimore; car riage drives through the park, and an elaborate feast at the Delaware House. Wilmington druggists will be represen ted by John M. Harvey, H. K. Watson, .1. J. Gallagher, N.. B. Danforth, H. R. Bringhurst, F. W. Fenn, Owen ('. Spear, J. II. Spriiance, Dr. H. R. Sputance, Garrett S. Smith, Clifford Mediation, /. James Belt, W. T. l'oo'e, W. C. Taylor, E. Hoffman, T, B. Cartniell, Joseph P. Williams. From New Castle—J. T. Challenger. Newark—Dr. ,1. B. Butler. E. Frazer. Delaware City—W. A. Jester. Smyrna—Dr. . J. W. Clifton, W. F. Dure, Clarence Raymond, J. I'. Hof a and act fecker. ally car for his Dover—'inward IWilkinson, ('. D. Sypherd, E. Clark. Milford—J. Y. Foil Ike, Dr. Marshall, T. F. Hammerlv, Cecil Mnlliken. Seaford—H. L. Wallace, F. A. Shif le tides St. Georges—E. F. Sutton. Pennsylvania society will be repre sented by t wo delegate 0 . E. Furies. In the Kpipyartls. The three-masted schooner Sarah E. Ward, of Savannah, tin., has arrived at lie Jackson & Sharp Company with a cargo of yellow pine boards. The large ship Glarnig, from Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday morning arrived at the wharves of tlie Harlan & Hollings worth Company. Later she was placed in the dry dock and will bo scraped and painted. Work on the ferry steamer Sylvan Glen which is being overhauled at the yards of the Pusey & Jones Company progressing favorably. Tlie trial trip of the Niagara w ill take place next Friday. > Transfer tug, No. 12, living built by the Pusey J: Jones Company Tor the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad is rapidly nearin boilers luive been p work of fitting up yet remains. Stenographer Hardesty and William Lynam went to Dover yesterday for the purpose of attending Court which opened there. war sent ing his St. Clara both been g completion. Tlie iluced in position and in ) to I is a best of the all NUMBER THREE IS INDICTED Thomas S. Clark Held by the Grand Jury for Aiding William N. Boggs. MISSING WITNESSES APPEARED What They Knew of the Looted Dover Bank. and as 00 Tlie Grand Jury Discharged Until May 10, in Order to Allow United States District Attorney | Lewis C. Vandegrift to Push the Cases of the Persons Indicted. 21 30 00 The Dover is S. Clark, real estate agent of as yesterday afternoon indicted by tin-grand jurors of the United States District Court for complicity in tlie loot ing of the First National Ba'nk of Dover. Mr. Clark is charged with tlie viola tion of sections 5209 and 5440 of the United States revised statutes, the as William N. Boggs and Col. E. T. Cooper. The charge against Mr. Clark is that of knowingly and unlawfully and fraud ulently aiding and abetting'William N. Boggs in securing $4500 from said bank, for his (Clark's) personal benefit. The checks honored by Mr. Boggs for Clark are placed in tlie indictment follows: October 17, 1893, $300; October 31,1893, $175; November 18th, 1893, $95; December 12th, 1893, $197.15; June 23rd. 1894, $140; July 0th, 1894, $50; February 12th, 180(5. $50; May lltli, 1890, $250; May 19th, 1890, $2."i0;. November 13th, 1896, $.50. Immediately after the presentment had been made to tlie court, United States District Attorney Lewis C. Vandegrift, arose and asked that tlie court discharge the jurors until May 10th. Asa reason for this Mr. Vandegrift stated that, he would be unable to attend to any of tlie other Boggs cases until tlie three now in hand were disposed of. Judge Bradford looked at the matter in the same light and discharged tlie jury as requested. As was intimated in Tire Si x of Sun day last, Ernest H. Ball, assignee, and John Nugent, bookkeeper for tlie firm of E. B. Cuthbert A Co., of 30 Broad street, New Yo-k, appeared. They were in tlie Grand Jury rom for only a short time and it is understood that these two missing witnesses will again be present when the jurors rec< n-> venc on May 10th. It is not known whether the name of United States Senator Richard Rollins Kenney was mentioned bv these two gentlemen, lint tlie supposition is that it was, but to what extent could not be ascertained. 31 00 00 00 00 81 50 00 00 same 31 23 as The witnesses in tlie case of Mr. Clark were T. E. Ross, Hugh Dunlap, Edward D. Page, Harry A. Richardson. J. H. Bateman, Irving Boggs, Ezekiel Cooper, R. R. Kenney and Ernest II. Ball. Immediately after the retirement of tlie grand jurors, Levi C. Bird, on behalf of the counsel for Ezekiel T. Cooper, an nounced that he would not make a motion to quash the ( ooper indictment or Hie a demurrer, but that his client would be ready to go to trial next Thurs day morning on tlie plea of not guilty. A Quint Week. The Levy Court will be in session every day this week in accordance with a law passed bv the General Assembly. The purpose ot the sitting is to receive appeals from tlie Adams tax assessment and make changes as to tlie capitation tax. In view of the fact that tlie Adams tax assessment is unknown so far as tlie general public is concerned, theamendid act not vet being a law, it looks as if the court will have nothing to do with re gard to it. As to the capitation tax, tlie legislature has not filially acted, and consequently it promises to be a quiet week lor tlie court. A Brutal Assault. An altercation took place yesterday morning at tlie Diamond State iron Company, between Charles Cuff and Alonzo Davis, colored. Both men were engaged in shipping iron,when accident ally Davis' leg became caught between a car and a pile of iron. 11c blamed Cuff for it, mid received a blow on the head. Davis, witli tlie blood streaming from his head, went to the office of Magistrate Kelley, where lie swore out a warrant for Cuff's arrest. Star Spangle 1 Banner. M - hen the news that tlie declaration of war had been signed by President Mc Kinley readied here last night Thomas Heatlicote ascended to the roof of tlie Water A-itch Fire Company's house and played the "Star Spangled Banner" on O er 590 jxr inns were pre sent at the tune and they joined in sing ing the glorious song amid cheers anti waving of lmts. his cornet. Another Happy Man. Hey. Flynn officiated at a very pretty church wedding yesterday afternoon at St. Patrick's Church. The contracting Clara M. Katz and both of this city. The groom is well known here, having been in business for a niunb r of vears. larties were Miss orbert J. Casliell, g Mrs. John Concnnnon, who has been visiting tier sister, Mrs. Samuel Taylor, in this city, has returned to her home at ICennett Square.