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VOLr. XXI.— NO. 117.
THE LEADING fl._o6lf.TED PRESS NEWSPAPER OF THE NOKMIST. The Globe's Motto: Live News, Latest News, Reliable News— No Fake-^^Ne'Ws. RIGHTS AT SEA McKinley Proclaims the At titude of the United States IS AGAINST PRIVATEERING No Change of Policy Despite the Criticism in Con gress STATUS OF SPANISH VESSELS REASONABLE TIME GIVEN THOSE NOW IN OR BOUND TO AMER ICAN PORTS I'nder the Terms ot the Proclama tion Some of the Prizes Captured by the American Ship* May De Released Formal Notification to the I'ov.crs of the Declaration of War by the Honse and Senate Officials of the Navy Depart ment Are Anxious, By the Associated Press. WASHINGTON, April 26.— Conditions in Washington are rapidly settling down to those of actual war. Notices came today to the state department showing that the nations, as a rule, are prepared to assume an attitude of strict neutrality as between the United States and Spain in the present strug gle. In most cases they were in answer to the identical note sent out yester day by the state department to all United States embassies and legations instructing them to Inform the govern ment to which they were accredited that war has existed since April 21. Great Britain always has taken an ad vanced stand in the principles of neu trality, so that it was With great in terest that the news was received here of the terms of the neutrality procla mation Issued in London. On the whole, the officials are dis posed to take the view that the strict adherence by Great Britain to these rules will be rather more advantageous to the United States than to Spain, particularly as we now are operating, in the naval sense, close to our own base of Applies, and in all probability soon will cut Spain off from the two bases that she now has in the neigh borhood of Cuba. The president issued a proclamation during the day laying down rules as to the seizure of prizes, and the result, it is believed, will be the release of some of the ships already captured, though it will be for the prize courts to deter mine in each case whether the condi tions under which the ship was cap tured are such as to warrant release. The impression prevails that the Buen a Ventura, the flrst on the list of prizes, will be declared no prize. The case of the Panama, whose seizure was report _ ed today, is more complicated, owing to the fact that while otherwise ex empt, the ship was reported to have contained supplies for the Spanish army in Cuba, which are contraband. Prize Rnles. However, it may be said that while the settlement of these questions will be left to the courts, the administra tion believes the greatest liberality should be shown in the application of the laws where a vessel is not contra band or attempting to run the block ade. That is shown in the liberal te.ms of the proclamation itself by which the prize courts must be guided. It is noted also that the administra tion has not been deterred by any criticism in congress from again for mally pledging itself to the nations of the world to refrain from prlvateer . ing and abide by the declaration of Paris of 1856. So far as is known all the United States consuls have made their way safely out of Spain. Consul Fay, at Dania, has reported to the department from Lisbon. Consul Bowen, at Bar celona, from Paris, and Consuls Car roll, at Cadiz, and Bartleman, at Ma laga, from Gibraltar. The department has assured itself that the others are safe. Secretary Sherman retired Anally to rn. day from the position of secretary of state and his successor was certified ln TODATS BULLETIN. Page. I—Havana1 — Havana Blockade Continues. Neutral Rights at Sea. , Diplomatic Developments. Two More Cruisers Acquired. Madrid Expects a Long War. Big Powder Mill Disaster. Going to Gen. Garcia. t— Regiments are Officered. Metz to Command Company D. Joining Sons of Veterans. B— Official City Ballot. Schiffmann on His Record. *— Editorial. Revenue Bill Reported. John Sherman Steps Down. Neutrality of the Powers. 6— Kansas City Defeats St Paul. Omaha Beats Minneapolis. St. Paul Team Averages. Tenting With Gen. Brooke. Rates on Dairy Products. 6— Bar Silver. 66% c. May Wheat in Chicago, $1.20. Stocks Somewhat Higher. 7— (Minnesota Is True Blue. Cavalry Call Changes. Army Rapidly Growing. B— Supreme Court Reversals. D. A. R. Delegates Return. Meeting of Bchool Union. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE the person of Judge Day. John Bas sett Moore undoubtedly will be con firmed tomorrow in Judge Day's place. The latter is expected to return to Washington in about two days' time. The army reorganization bill became a law during the day and the war de partment officials have, begun to devise the best means of carrying out the purposes of the act which will result in an Increase of the regular army to more than 60.000 men. In the war department preparations went on with ceaseless energy for the organization of the volunteer army. All the officers were detailed who are to be sent to the various states and terri tories to muster the guardsmen into the service of the United States. Army Organization. The plans for the full organization of the army were also perfected. To provide officers fbr the regular army and volunteers, Secretary Alger ordered the assignment to duty of all the ca dets at the West Point military aca demy who would in the ordinary course of events have graduated in June. The greatest anxiety was shown at the navy department for news from the blockading squardon. Notwith standing the frequent reports that came from two unofficial sources of engagements between the fleet and the shore batteries no word of confirma tion came officially. The three prizes reported today to have been seized by the fleet, were not referred to in the official dispatches, but the press reports of the seizures were received with the greatest satis faction by the officers of the depart ment, who in some cases did not hesi tate to declare their envy of their more fortunate brother officers with the fleet. In fact, it is becoming very hard for Secretary Long to retain ln the serv ice of the department the officers who are absolutely required in view of their earnest desire to go to the front. A few days ago, for instance, Com modore Bradford, chief of the equip ment bureau, tendered his resignation How to Aid the Red Cross. The women of St. Paul will have an opportunity to aid the Red Cross in the event of bloodshed in the clash of arms between the United States and Spain. Yesterday afternoon The Globe sent the following telegram to Stephen Barton, Central Cuban Re lief Committee, New Tork. Women of St. Pa.ul are about to arrange a general meeting for relief work. They are desirous of obtaining any Red Cross literature or sugges tions valuable for the work. Will you mall promptly to Globe what ever you have of this nature? If you care to wire Globe today any sug gestions that will be helpful to Red Cross and St. Paul women, we will take pleasure iai publishing same tomorrow. Mr. Barton's Answer. Special to The St. Paul Globe. NEW YORK, April 26.— 1n addition to the distribution of food, medicine and clothing and necessary hospital work now being performed by the Red Cross ln relief of the suffering people in Cuba, the organization is making every passible preparation for responding to a call from the medical depart ments of the army and navy to supplement ambulance and hospital work in case of conflict between the army and navy of the United States and Spain. No one can foresee possible demands upon the Red Cross ln this di rection. It is a duty to be prepared with the money in hand to enable lt to establish hospitals of imm2nse capacity, to purchase ambulances and field equipments and provide a personnel for the same, to employ Bur geons and nurses tn great numbers and to meet any possible emergency. All history has shown since wars began that armies can never make suf ficient preparation to meet tha demands for hospital service which come suddenly upon them In case of great battles. In every war since the Red Cross treaty originated ln 1864, the or ganizations have been called upon for work of great magnitude. The Red Cross societies of Germany, France, England, Belgium, Switzerland and cither countries raised and used over thirty million dollars during the few months of the Franco-Prussian war. The Russian Red Cross alone raised $17,000,000 during the two year.? of the Russo-Turklsh war. The American National Red Cross will notify the International Red Cross of Geneva im mediately of its willingness to accept financial aid and personal assistance in case of need in the present war. The army and navy departments and surgeon general of the United States have been notified by Miss Clara Barton that the Red Cross ls pre paring to respond to their call. No move will be made beyond the most ample preparation until the call comes. It will depend upon the course and developments of hostilities. One thing should be remembered— namely, the preparation cannot be too great for possible requirements, and it should be ample to meet them. Therefore, anything which the St. Paul women can accomplish in the way of raising funds will be a most commendable work. of that place and asked to be given a warship. After considering the matter for a day or two, the secretary was obliged to return a negative answer. Among the orders issued today was one directing Capt. A. P. Mahan, the authority on naval tactics, to report for duty at the navy department. Capt. Mahan is a retired officer and will be I assigned to a position on the strategy board. Probably he will replace Ad miral Walker, for whom the president and Secretary Long cherish the high est regard on account of his profes sional ability, and who ls to be assign ed to duty of the highest importance ln the immediate future. Upon the recommendation of Capt. Lemly. judge advocate general, Secre tary Long today directed the release from a Boston naval prison of twenty eight sailors. The men have been In prison for various infractions of mili tary law and the department believes that conditions warrant their restora tion to active service. NEUTRAL RIGHTS. The President Defines Them ky Proclamation. WASHINGTON, April 26.— The pres ident today issued the following proc lamation: • Whereas, By an act of congress approved April 25, 1898, it is declared that war exists, and that war bas existed since the 21st day of April, A. D. 1898. including said day. be tween the United States of America and the kingdom of Spain: and, Whereas, It being desirable that such war •hould be conducted upon principles in iua*- mony with the present views of nations and sanctioned by recent practice, lt has already been announced that the poCicy of this gov ernment will not be to resort to privateer ing, but to adhere to the rule* of the decla ration of Paris. Now, therefore, I, William McKinley, president of the United States of America, by virtue of the power vested ln me by the constitution and the laws, do hereby de clare and proclaim: First— The neutral flag covers enemies' goods with the exception of contraband of Second— Neutral goods not contraband of war are not liable to confiscation under the enemy's flag. Third— Blockades ln order to be binding must be effective. Fourth— Spanish merchant vessel's in any ports or places within the United States shall be allowed until May 20, 1898, in clusive for loading their cargoes and depart ing from such ports or places; and such Spanish merchant vessels if met at sea by any United States ship shall be permitted to continue their voyage if on examination of thedr papers lt shall appear that their cargoes were taken on board before the expiration of the above term; provided, ' Continued on Fourth Paffo* WEDNESDAY MORNING APRII, 27, 1898. TWO CRUISERS ACQUIRED FUERST BISMARCK AND THE COLUMBIA OBTAINED i SpanUb Fleet at Last Accounts Stili nt tbe Cape Verde Islands, and tbe Two Flyers of Scbley's Sqnadron Off tbe New England Coast Tbe Paris Safely on tbe Way West. NEW TORK, April 26.^The Ham burg-American steamship officials to day confirmed the report of the pur chase by the United States government of their vessels Fuerst Bismarck and Columbia, now in port. Supt. Baden hauser says the vessels will be sent to the Brooklyn navy yard and fitted as auxiliary cruisers. QUEENSTOWN, April 27.— The steamer Majestic passed the Paris at 4 o'clock Monday morning in lat. 48, long. 29. ROCKLAND, Me., April 26. — The steamer Mount Desert sighted the cruiser Minneapolis at 3:30 this after noon off Mount Desert island, steam ing to the eastward. PLYMOUTH, Eng., April 26.— 1t Is rumored here that a Spanish gunboat is patrolling the entrance of the chan nel, off the Lizard, the lighthouse sit uated on extreme southwestern coast of England. ST. VINCENT, Cape Verde Islands, April 26 (6:44 p. m.).— The Spanish fleet is patrolling the entrance of the chan intentlon to put to sea today. Am munition and projectiles are placed ready for each gun, and on board the warships the men appear to be anxious —Stephen A. Barton. to fight. The squadron is still busy coaling and taking stores on board. NEWPORT, R. 1., April 26.— The United States cruiser Columbia sailed at 8:30 a. m. Her destination is not known. SQUADRON IS ALERT. Night Blockade at Hampton Roads Closely Kept. FORT MONROE, Va., April 26 (on board the Flagship Brooklyn). — Tliis morning on board the ships was spent in lively work. At signal from the flagship all of the vessels cleared for action and engaged in sub-calibre prac tice. In the afternoon sub-calibre prac tice was continued by the flagship. The gunboat Alliance, with its crew of 200 apprentices, went to sea this af ternoon by permission of Commodore Schley. Her destination was not given, but it is supposed that she has merely gone to sea for practice. The guard boats of the squadron worked in a heavy sea tondght and in nasty weather. The blockade was en forced rigidly by the combined forces of the boats of the army engineers at Fort Monroe and the squadron launches. All went out well armed, and no vessel of any kind was allowed to proceed, being ordered to lay at an chor until sunrise. A tramp steamer tried to come ln 1/ 4\ vJ jf-ft_ MORRO CASTLE FROM CABANAS FO RTRESS, BATTERY LA FUISTA ON ; THB LEFT* this afternoon, but after being informed that she would not Ufl allowed to go out tonight, turned around and went out without coaling. The transport Panther left this af ternoon for Key West with 800 marines. She is convoyed by the Montgomery. SOMERS held. The Boat Cannot Be Taken From English Waters. FALMOUTH, England, April 26.— Commander Hazleton, of the United States torpedo boat Somers, was noti fied last evening, as a result of the neutrality measures adopted by the British government, that he must not leave these waters. Consequently the Somers lowered her pennant at 1 o'clock this afternoon. A British tor pedo boat has taken up a position in her vicinity. No Warship Sighted. QUEENSTOWN, April 26.— The report cir culated early ln the day that Capt. Albracht, of the Red Star line steamer Pennland, which has arrived here, had asserted that the Penn land, which left Philadelphia April 16, had sighted a Spanish warship, appears to have been based on a misunderstanding. Capt. Albrecht says that the Pennland. sighted no American or Spanish warships. Shenandoah Safe. QUEENSTOWN, April 26.— The American ship Shenandoah, said to have been captured by t^e Spaniards, was spoken on April 4 southwest of the Azore islands. POWDEE MILJi DISASTER ■ *' SEVEN KILLED AND FOUR. INJURED BY EXPLOSION Vagne Hints of a Spanish Spy and Treachery, bnt the Officials of the Company Say the Tragedy Was the Resnlt of Accident— —The Government Work. *fHrill Not Be Long Delayed. SANTA CRUZ, Oal.. April 26.->Three explosions about 5 d'clock this after noon at the California powder house caused a greater loss of life than any of the previous accidents in the his tory of these works^ The wildest ru mors are prevalent regarding the num ber of killed and injured, the exact number cannot be ascertained before morning. It Is known that seven were killed and four seriously injured as follows: Killed: Edward Kilderan, brick mason; J. Miller, foreman of one of the mills; C. A. Cole, carpenter of the works; E. Jen nings, B. Jose, two boys named Marshall. Injured: J. Nelson, William Burge, J. Hannah, M. Nuns-en. The flrst heavy shock from the ex plosion "was felt for many miles around and was separately- followed by two lighter shocks. The wnoke from the works arose in such dense volumes that lt was impossible for a time to per ceive the extent of the damage tihat had been caused by the explosion. It was said that the Are was spread- V^§SsP||||§^||l a mim •■"""N-.J — I. I . PROFILE OF CABANAS FORTRESS. FROM HAVANA HARBOR. ing and the main magazine was in im manent danger. The bugle call was ac cordingly sounded for members of the California naval reserve, who respond ed promptly, hurrying to the mills and assisting the corps of fire fighters al ready on the grounds. As nearly as can be learned, the primary cause of the disaster was the explosion of the cotton plant. No doubt is entertained among the officials of the works that the explo sion was due to an accident. Extra ordinary precautions had been taken to prevent treachery... and no well in formed man entertains the opinion that the accident was the work of a Spanish spy, as was at first suggested. It is not thought the explosion will inter fere with the manufacture of smoke less powder for the government. COMING TO ST. PAUL. National Convention of the W. C. T. V. to Be Held Here. CHICAGO, April 26.— An Invitation to hold the next national W. C. T. U. convention tn St. Paul waa accepted today. The dates ol the convention are Nov. 11 to 16. Invitations were received from Columbus, 0., Louisville, Ky., Chicago, Lincoln and Omaha Neb., after it was decided best not to go to Los Angeles this year. MASSING AT MANILLA. Rebels About tbe City and a Man- saere Feared. HONG KONG, April 28.— The steamer Es meralda, with the United States consul at Manilla, O. F. Williams, on board, has ar rived here from the capital of the Philippine islands. The Philippine insurgents are massing around Manilla and a massacre of the Span iards is feared. MARTIAL LAW AT MADRID HINTED AT BY A MEMBER OF THE SAGASTA CABINET If the Carlists and Republicans Make Tronble the Government Will Take a Decided Stand —Spain's Policy Is to Avoid a Pitched Battle and Prey otn the United States Commerce. MADRID, April 26.— The general tone of the evening papers bears out the opinion that the war will be a long one. As Senor Silveia, leader of the Conservatives, has said, Spain has al ready lost the material advantages re sulting from the possession of Cuba, but will flght to the last on the ques tion of maintaining the flag, preferring to flght America openly rather than America secretly fomenting insurrec tion. The result of defeat, as Senor Silveia puts it, will only mean a loss of what has already gone, since Europe would not allow any army of occupation in Spain pending the payment of war in demnity. The Conservative leader says: "It dally becomes clearer that America has blundered into a war that will be disastrously expensive to her, whatever the outcome. The fault lies with the Jingo papers in urging American statesmen beyond the bounds of reasonable demandss-of good govern ment for Cuba America is justified on that point, but not justified be yond it." The general opinion among Spaniards is that America has coveted Cuba from the -first. A better balanced opinion, held by few, is that she wished to se cure a peaceful and prosperous Cuba owing to mutual commercial inter ests, but that, this obtained, the Amer ican government could not withstand the "Jingo wave" which has swept the country. It is argued that the war must be disastrous to the true interests of the United States. Spain intends to pro long lt "umtil European Interests are involved and the powers are comipelled to Intervene in self-defense, or until the expected general conflagration of Europe against Anglo-Saxon dominion ls brought about." Spain is determined to set the world ablaze rather than to withdraw from the conflict dishonored. Ministers say that if the Republicans and Carlists persist In the attitude fore shadowed yesterday in the cortes, it will be necessary for the government to suspend the constitutional guaran tees. This ls generally a preliminary step to decreeing martial law. The patriotic demonstrations are ex tending throughout the whole country, even to the smallest villages, and the government has decided to act deci sively and energetically against Amer ica. The budget of 1898-99 shows 865,506. --774 pesetas expenditure and 876,014,870 income. There will be an increase in all direct and indirect taxation. The general public here is in com plete ignorance regarding the Spanish war movements. The newspapers make no mention of them, while fully record ing the tactics of the United States fleet. It Is generally believed the Spanish, unless compelled to flght, will avoid engagements, and the fastest ships will be employed to destroy the commerce of the United States. PORTO RICO RIOTING. Only -Quelled by tbe Presence of Spanish Troops. ST. THOMAS, Danish West Indies, April 26.— The situation in Porto Rico is certainly grave and the threatened scarcity of foo-d in the Island and internal disorders resulting therefrom are perhaps the most serious phase. Food prices have about doubled, the merchants are said to have already declared war upon .the people by the forcing up of prices and the governmental attempts to reg ulate these prices have failed. There has been rioting in interior towns to protest against these measures, rioting that was quelled only with the presence of troops and artillery. The government is pending reinforcements of troops to the In terior. ALASKA BILL READY. Provision for a Boundary Comnilx- •lain la Included. WASHINGTON. April 26— The Lacey gen eral Alaska bill, which has been pending for some months, was agreed on ln conference today and will be reported back to both houses tomorrow. An effort will be made to secure an Immediate vote in the house. The Canadian reciprocal clause ls amended as follows : And the president of the United States ls hereby authorized to appoint three commis | alonera to meat m Ilk* number of conunto- PRICE TWO CENT3~i° nT '-"»'- ZIZIZI - j FIVE CENTS. sioners appointed on the part of the gov ernment of Great Britain and the Dominion of Canada, the said commissioners to form ulate and consider a plan for the settle ment and final determination of the North Atlantio fishery question and the ultimate adjustment of any other question, the solu tion of which would further promote the friendly relations now existing between the two countries in respect of mutual interests in trade and commerce on fhe American con tinent, the findings of the said commission ers to be reported for appropriate action to the president of the United State*. GOING TO GEN. GARCIA AMERICAN OFFICER LANDED ON THE CUBAN COAST Under Order* From the "War De partment toi Meet the Innargeut Leader and Arrange a Plan 01. Co-operation for a Campaign Against Gen. Blanco— —The Mis sion Is One of Great Peril. By the Associated Press. KINGSTON, Jam., April 26.— First Ldeut. Andrew S. Rowan, of the Nine teenth infantry, under orders from the war department, was landed on the Cu ban coast somewhere west of Santiago, probably before dawn on Monday. Cu ban guides and an open sailboat were used. The guides have not returned. Ldeut. Rowan ls on his way to the camp of Gen. Calixto Garcia. He will represent the .war department in ar ranging for the co-operation of the in surgents in the invasion of eastern Cuba by the forces of the United States. The time and place of invasion will be controlled by events and the Character of Lieut. Rowan's dispatches. Lieut. Rowan was detailed from the bureau of Information for this dan gerous service — dangerous because in his civilian dress he is liable to be treated as a spy. He speaks Spanish and knows Cuba, having written a book on the subject. Moreover, he is an expert map maker. Lieut. Rowan left Washington under instant orders on April 9. He was di rected to wait here, prepared to go to Porto Rico or to Cuba. As he went to eastern Cuba it is inferred that a blow will be struck there before one is struck at Porto Rica With him he took an official Spanish map of eastern Cuba, with emenda tions made by the war department hy drographers. The expectation is that Gen. Calixto Garcia will dispose his forces to cover a landing of United States troops as pre-arranged. A courier with Lieut. Rowan's flrst dis patches to the war department will probably leave Gen. Garcla's camp next week. GRAPE SHOT. ROME, April 26.— Signor Crispl ls quoted as saying the war "is the end of Spain." Madrid, April 28. — The Spanish government has sent a note to the powers, expressing re- gret at the necessity of being compelled to resort to war. Madrid, April 26. — An evasive answer made in the cortes by the government when ques tioned as to privateering. SURE TO BE SEIZED. People of Hawaii Take This View of the Future. HONOLULU, April 19 (via San Francisco, April 26).— The Hawaiian Star has this to say regarding the flag-raising story: "While the rumored seizure of the islan Js by the United State as a coaling station, which was referred to in the Star, has not Pith of the Latest War News. Spanish liner Panama, the richest prize of the war, armed with twelve-pound guns, surrenders without firing a shot to the tender Mangrove. Havana still blockaded and as yet not a shot has been ex changed. The liners Fuerst Bismarck and Columbia sold to the United States. The president issues a proclamation defining the rights of neutrals at sea. The Spanish fleet still at the Cape Verde Islands. The country prompt in responding to the call for troops. House and senate accept the conference report on the army bill. England will rigidly enforce the rules laid down for neutral powers. She has detained the Somers and may hold the Al bany. ', At Madrid a long war is expected. Wax revenue measure introduced in the house. American officer landed on the Cuban coast to meet Garcia. taken place, there are those who believe that lt will take place and that at no distant date. It was expected that those ln high authority would scout the idea, for it ls not usual to confess to such state secrets, but because the flag has not been raised today does not sig nify anything." - There may be something significant, how ever, in the fact that an officer of the United States ship Bennington went through the city a few weeks ago and tried to buy a number of American flags. He succeeded in Setting one large one from a dealer, and saia he would take a half a dozen or more if te could get them. When told that an order could be filled quickly at San Francisco he replied tbat he must have the flags at onoe and would not wait for a steamer. Small flags were not wanted. It is accepted as a certainty that the islands will be seized as soon as war is de clared. Commander Elmer Dead. NEW YORK. April 26.--Command<*r Horace Elmer, until recently commander of X\f Mos quito fleet, and who was recently retire 1 be cause of ill-health, diel at the M_nuoa house, in Brooklyn, at 5:20 this afternoon. PRIZE IN PORT Spanish Liner Captured By the Little Tender Man grove AN AUXILIARY CRUISER Armed, But Surrendered Without Making: the Least Defense NO FIRING BY BLOCKADERS AS YET THERE HAS BEEN NO EX CHANGE OF SHOTS WITH MORRO CASTLE The Policy of Capt. Samp.on as In dicated by tho Action of the Fleet U tol Starve Havana Out—. The Price Taken by the Man grove the Richest One Yet Taken br the American Shlpa No Change In the Status at Havana. By the Associated Press. " OFF HAVANA. April 26 (on " board the flagship New York).— The blockade continues. Up to this hour there have been no casualties in the United States blockading squadron. The capture of the Spanish steamer Panama, with her cargo, by the Man grove is the best prize expected in these waters for many a day. When the achievement became known on the New York loud cheers broke from the crowded decks. The Mangrove, which was going to Key West for coal, ran right into the Spaniaid, which endeav ored to get away. The Indiana was signaled by the flagship and joined in the chase, but, apparently, the chief glory belongs to the Mangrove. Satisfaction is felt over the capture, for a sharp lookout had been kept, and come feared that the Panama might have slipped into Havana. Her value Is great, quite apart from the intrinsic worth of the hull and cargo. It would have been most detrimental to the blockade had the provisions which she carried gotten Into Havana. The first news from Havana reached the squadron today, when the British steamer Luciline was stopped by the flagship. The Luciline hails from Lon don, and was bound from Havana for Bermuda and Philadelphia. She is the flrst boat known to have left Havana since last Friday, when the blockade was commenced. She was seen coming out from El Morro about E p. m., and was about six miles from land when the New York started on her trail. Lieut. Mar ble was sent on board by Capt. Chad wick. Capt. Tucker gave satisfactory proofs of the Lucillne's identity. KEY WEST, Fla., April 26 (11 p. m.).— The torpedo boat Porter has ar rived from on* the Cuban coast, and reports that the position of the block ade continues unchanged. There has been no firing on either side. The United States cruiser Cincinnati today captured Lieut. Pedro Fernan dez, of the Spanish army, who was re turning to his family on a small sloop. Lieut. Fernandez ls detained on the flagship. KEY WEST, Fla., April 26.— The lighthouse tender Mangrove came \i\io Key Wsst this morning with the rich est prize of the war thus far. The cap tive was the Panama, Capt. Quevedo, a big transatlantic liner, and an auxil iary cruiser of the Spanish navy, which has been plying of late between New Tork and Havana. She had twenty-nine passengers, Including three women, one Frenchman and one Mexican, and a crew of seventy-two. The Panama carried two twelve pounders and could easily have an nihilated the little Mangrove. The Mangrove was cruising along the Cuban coast, navigated by Ensign Pal mer, shortly before 6 o'clcck last ing, about twenty milea north of Ha vana. At 5:45 p. m. she sighted the Panama. The only other Ehip :>t the fleet in tight was thf>. battleship In dia__, three miles to the rtar. l.ieu- Cuuiiuucii on Setentli I'uue.