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VOL. XXI.— NO. 118.
TH[ LEADING ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWSPAPER OF THE llßfeT. The Globe's Motto: Live News. Latest News. Reliable News— No Fake War News. FIRST SEA FIGHT It Will Take Place In the Vicinity of the Phil ippines AN ATTACK ON MANILA The American Fleet Has Sailed From Hong Kong for the Islands BATTLE HOURLY EXPECTED BIT "WASHINGTON OFFICIALS SAY IT WILL, NOT BE FOUGHT FOR TWO DAYS The Object of the Attuck Is to De stroy the Power of the Spanish Aelatiu Suundron Rather Than to Take Pohmohhloii of a Port on the Islands, According to the Advices From the Orient American Ships Are by Far the Better. fey the Associated Press. HONG KONG, April 27.— The Amer ican fleet, headed by the flagship Olym pia, sailed at 2 o'clock this afternoon direct for Manila. The British cruiser Immoitalite will follow the American squadron. United States Consul General Wil liams, after spending the evening ashore -with United States Consul Wild man, accompanied the American squad ron. Thirty insurgent leaders here wanted to accompany it, but Chief Aguinaldo goos as their representative. He will take charge of the Insurgent forces at Manila. Admiral Dewey has issued strict or oers that no barbarous or inhuman acts are to be perpetrated by the in surgents. The primary object is the capture of the Spanish fleet, which Admiral Dewey thinks more important than capturing Manila. He is determined to prevent its preying upon American vessels. On reaching Manila he will demand Its capitulation within half an hour of his arrival. His men are in the best spirits and excellent health. There have been nine desertions, including six Chinamen, one Italian and one German, during the fleet's stay at Hong Kong. Every preparation has been made. The ships are cleaned and painted for battle, and the general opinion is that the fight in these waters will result in an easy victory for America, Her ships carry 122 guns, as against 96 or there abouts in the Spanish fleet. The co-operation of the American fleet with the rebels has been kept a strict secret. The latter await the ar rival of the fleet, when Manila must soon succumb. Its defenses are In a wretched state. It Is thought possible In some quarters that Admiral Montijo, commander of the Spanish squadron at the Philippines, who has a reputation for reckless bravery and determination, but does not shine as a tactician, may put to sea and take the offensive. Spanish Press Boasting. The Manila press says there is great enthusiasm among the population for Spain and that an obstinate resistance will be offered the Americans, but the .papers qualify their bold allegation by referring to the "phlegmatic character of the natives, which prevents any ex cited expression of opinion." These journals say, too, that the treason of a few hundreds or a few thousands of the rebels does not affect the virtue of the race, and they haugh tily add that the Philippines will prove TODAY'S BULLETIN. Pa -re. I— Troops to Mobilize Friday. Havana Begins to Feel the Pinch. Sampson Not to Bombard. War Tariff Bill to Be Delayed. Ships Moving on Manilla. * j Two Batteries Go to Tampa. Cruisers Guarding the Coast. -—St. Paul's New Charter. Work of St. Anthony Park Women. Water Frontage Tax Good. •—Court to Consider the Ballot What Is Said of Schiffmonn. Hawthorne Criticises Kiefer. 4— Editorial. Spaniards Talk of Attacking. Grant's Birthday Observed. Debate on Revenue Bill. 6— Sporting. Saints Defeat Blues. Fall Campaign in Cuba, 6— Markets. Stocks Become Firmer. Bar Silver, 56V4c May Wheat in Chicago $1.21"_. War Over Rates for Troops. 7— Minneapolis Matters. Newn of the Northwest. Spain Waiting for a Naval Battle. Wants. B—Massing8 — Massing of Minnesota Troops. How Rairways Will Give War News. Troops to Go Into Camp Friday. Kansas Guard Ignored. Marriages, Births and Deaths. ; St Paul Red Cross Society Formed. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE worthy of Spain. The governor of the Philippines has issued several procla mations. One required all able-bodied Spaniards to enroll themselves for military service and accord permission to foreigners to join. Exemption is granted to all American citizens. One extraordinary proclamation has excited great distrust here. It asserts that the American people "are com posed of all social excrescences, who have exhausted our patience and pro voked war with the.'r perfidious machin ations, their acts of treachery and their outrages against the law of nations and international conventions. The proclamation proceeds to say: "A squadron manned by foreigners, possessing neither instruction nor dis cipline comes to this archipelago with the ruffianly intention of robbing us of all that means life, honor and liberty. The aggressors shall not profane the tombs of your fathers. They shall not gratify their lustful passions at the cost of your wives and daughters. They shall not cover you with dishonor or appropriate the property your industry has accumulated as a provision for your old age. They shall not perpetrate any of the crimes inspired by their wickedness and covetousness because your valor and patriotism will suffice to punish this miserable people, which, claiming to be civilized and cultivated! have exterminated the unhappy natives of North America, instead >f bringing to them the light of civilisation and of progress." SENATE WILL TALK ON IT WAR TARIFF BILL, MAY BE DELAYED Sliver Men Determined to Fight for an Income Tax Amendment— Their Defeat Predicted Popular Bond Issue to Eventually Go Through To Be "Payable in Coin*' as a Concession. Washington Bureau St. Paul Globe, ) Corcoran Building. \ Special to The St. Paul Globe. WASHINGTON, April 2T.— The war tariff bill will not have such easy sail ing when it reaches the senate. The silver men are bound to make trouble and will insist on an income tax amendment, on the ground that the wealth of the country should pay the major portion of the war expenses. But patriotic people all over the land will resent this, and eventually the pop ular bond issue will go through. There is much Republican opposition in house and senate, but it will be silenced on the ground that the war with Spain means an easy time for the party in the congressional elections next fall. Some of them take a compromise po sition providing for the payment of the bonds and certificates of indebtedness in coin according to existing law in stead of making them gold bonds, as would have saved the government mil lions of dollars. But even this conces sion will not alone quiet the opposi tion of the free silverites, who are likely to make the fight upon th ground that as long as money can be coined and perhaps printed there should be no borrowing. This, of course means the coinage of the so-called seignorage and possibly an increase in the greenback issue. Then the Democrats are eag^r to tret some recognition of the income tax Lf, a ' a H? Uls Probable that the pending bill will not get through the senate without considerable debate and some obstruction. AN ADVANCE ON HAVANA TWO LIGHT BATTERIES ORDERED TO GO TO TAMPA Taken in Connection With the Re ported Conference Bet-ween Miles and the Cuban, This Is Taken to Indicate a Disposition to Hasten Offensive Action Against the Cap ital of the Island. By the Associated Press. CHICKAMAUGA NATIONAL PARK, Ga., April 27.— Late tonight it was learned on what • Prizes America Has Taken. Prizes- Character. Value. Captor. I Buena Ventura Steamer „ $50,000 Nashville. | Pedro Steamer.. 140,000 New York. j Mathllde Schooner SO.OOO Porter. I Miguel Jover Steamer 284,000 Helena, I Candidia .Schooner 10,000.. Wilmington. ! Antonia Schooner 15,000 Porter. | Saturnina Steamer Unknown Winona, | Catalina Steamer 500,000 Detrodt. ! Panama Steamer 275,000 Mangrove. | Paquette Schooner Unknown Newport. | Pireneo Schooner Unknown Newport | Bolivar Steamer 100,000 Terror. Is considered good authority that orders had been received from Washington for the Im mediate shipment to Tampa, Fla., of two of the light batteries of artillery now stationed at Chlckamauga park. Cars enough to ac commodate the twelve guns of the two bat teries, eighty horses and 140 men will, it is said, be switched to the park early in the morning. The batteries will be loaded on the cars at once, and run through to Tampa on passenger train time. Taken in connection with the conference held in Washington today between Gen. Miles and Senor Quesada, Brig. Gen. Nunez and Lieut. Artiago, representatives ot the Cuban insurgents, at which the committee reported plans were completed for the Immediate arming of the Cuban army, it is taken to indicate a determination on the part of the United States army authorities to co-operate with the insurgents in an Immediate advance on Havana. Whether other batteries have been ordered shipped ls not known, or can anything be learned at this hour as to whether any of the infantry now stationed here has been or dere south. The report has caused consider able excitement. With the arrival at Chlckamauga of the Sixteenth regiment of infantry, from Forts Sherman and Spokane and Boise barracks, to morrow night, all the troops ordered here save one or two companies of cavalry from remote posts, will be. on the grounds. Prize Court Meets. KEY WEST. Fla, April 27— The pr'as court appointed by United States Judge Locke, at Jacksonville, on April 24, t<s adjust the questions, relating to the capture of prize vessels, met here today. The work of the court will consist merely of taking depositions which will be submitted to the United States court with which the final settlement rests. THURSDAY MORNING-— APRIL 28, 1898, WILL MOBILIZE FRIDAY MINNESOTA TROOPS ORDERED TO ST. PAUL State's Contingent to the United States Ann) "Will Soon Be In the Field— —More Commission* Are Issued Assignments of the Eight Vacancies in the Minnesota Regiments Are Made. "Remember the Maine" and "Cuba Libre," from this time on will be the battle cry of the Minnesota troops. The patriots and compatriots of the North Star state will take up the cry tomorrow morning- on the state house square, -where they will assemble and report to Gov. dough as commander in-chief of the military foi-ces of this state. From that time on the sturdy sons of Minnesota will carry the cry on to the little island, in company with those of other states who have espoused the Ism J^r >lfch_ MAP SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE PHILIPPINES. cause of suffering humanity and liber ty for fair Cuba. None the less patriotic or loyal to the nation's cause is Minnesota's governor, who has volunteered to lead the Minne- sota troops against the treachTous Don. When it became known In national guard circles late yesterday afternoon that an order had at last been issued calling for the mobilization of the three Minnesota regiments in St Paul on Friday morning at 11 o'clock the en thusiasm of the state militia boys knew no bounds. The pent-up feeling of ex pectancy under which they had been laboring was wholly relieved. All day long the governor's office was filled with the field and line officers of the national guard, all anxiously await ing orders. Receipt* of Orders. When official advices were received from Washington, pending which Gov. Clough said he would take no action, the scene in the governor's office was the kind that makes the heart beat faster. Messenger boys were sent flying down town, state officials flocked to the executive chamber, and the corridors and inner offices were filled with a crowd of national guard men all on the last verge of excitement.. Gov. Clough himself, whose calmness and self-possession has been remarka ble during the crisis, almost lost his self -composure. Seated around, him when the message came were Adjt. Gen. Muehlberg, Col. Van Duzee, Col. Reeve and Col. Boh leter, Lieut. Cols. McCoy, Price and Johnson, Quartermasters Lind, Hart and Coxe. Gov. Clough hastily broke the seal of the message, and with an excited look turned to his officers/ and said: "Gentlemen, it has come; we will act at once." Then followed a lively half-hour ses sion in the governor's private office. The time was spent in discussing the minor details of the movements of the troops. Gov. Clough strongly favored Fort Snelling as a site for mobilizing the army. Some other members of his staff did not agree with- him on this point, and it was decided to leave the matter until today, when it will be defi nitely announced where the troops will be stationed until they caii be mustered and properly equipped. It was decided at the staff conference to have perfect arrangements in such a way as to enable all the companies coming from outside of the state to be met by some of the field officers of the national guard at the depot. It was also proposed to have a brass band meet the troops and "n other ways welcome the Minnesota boys from dis tant points. These and a number of minor details were left until today to be arranged. The troops will be brought into St. Paul for the most part tomorrow morn ing, but some companies will undoubt edly arrive this evening, as the train schedule in several cases would not en able them to reach St. Paul in time to comply with the provisions of the or der. Some of the railroad companies offered to run special trains to accom modate these without any additional expense. Gen. Muehlberg communicated with the passenger agents of all the rail road companies last night and these offered the general everything in their power. Order* From Washington. Quartermasters Llnd, Hart and Coxe were all instructed to make the neces sary purchases of blankets, tents, cook ing utensils and everytnmg which the guard would need In camp, in accord ance with the order which the governor received from Washington yesterday afternoon. The order as It came to Gov. Clough was as follows: To the Governor of Minnesota: The following decision of the secretary of war of this date ls communicated for your reformation. "All absolutely necessary ex* penses for the subsistence, transportation, sheltering and generally tile maintenance of volunteers during the interval between their enrollment (enlistment) and their muster (or being sworn) into the service of the United States, also all incidental expenses connected therewith, such as hire of clerks messengers, etc., for mustering officers, will be met by the government of the United States from the proper appropriation at thf disposal of the general staff departments of the army. Certified vouchers for all ex penditures herein authorized will Le for warded to the war department for audit and payment. The vouchers should be certified by officers of the staff departments and ap proved by the mustering officers. — H. C. Corbin, Adjutant General. The eight volunteer companies, oiit side of the national, guard, will have to Continued on Seventh Page. B B B B B:'Btv i B:-Bl l 'B:;'B^B fl B>''1,B:B::B .B.;B fl .B ,8,8 B fl J i i I Pi|l* *>f the Latest War News. " ■ The Asiatic squadron has sailed direct for Manila, and a naval engage- ■ j|j ment is hourly expected. = ; Stories from Madrid tell of the departure of a fleet to attack the North ■ ' Atlantic coast ■ jj Batteries ordered to Tampa and a rumor circulated for Immediate advanoe _ g on Havana. ; j News from Havana of blockade running discredited. ■ j|j In Washington it ls stated that Sampson has no orders to bombard Ha- || j= vana, and that the campaign proper in Cuba may not begin until tall. " ' Cruisers . Columbia and Minneapolis still guarding the New England ■ jg roast. m. =k) Madrid is' calm and watching for news from Manila. I Four of the. six great powers have declared neutrality. The action of Por- I jg tugal is waited with great lnterj|t. || The steaißeT Bolivar, carrying $60,000 in silver, captured by the monitor ■ Terror. "" — No change in the status off Havana, where the blockade ls maintained. ■ Gov. . Leedy , of Kansas, ignores the national guard of the state. |= ■ - ■ B; ■■:■...■*-■:■.,■;:. I; : B:. ■;■';■!'■; VI; I!' 11 !- V'l' ■:'■"■' ■" HE WILL NOT BOMBARD SAMPSON HAS NO OEDEES TO OPEN FIEE ON HAVANA The Object of the Blockade of the Cuban Capital Can Be Obtained Without an Engagement—No tice Received by the State IJe partnient of Neutrality Procla mations by Four of the Powers. By the Associated Press. WASHINGTON, April 27.— The war situation Is substantially this: The blockading squadron remains passive before Havana with no present Havana harbor on Saturday, but it should be remembered that at that time the blockade was only In its ini tial stages. Today the squadron ls equipped with a force of small boats, which under cover of darkness can get close in shore where they are likely to prevent blockade running by little craft hug ging the coast. The amount of provi sions carried by the two coasting steamers into Havana last Saturday must have been bo small as to be prac tically of no effect. The incident can not be taken as in any way a criterion of the blockade's effectiveness or aa purpose of bombarding or of drawing the fire of the shore batteries. The strategic purpose of an effective blockade of the Cuban capital is being accomplished to the entire satisfaction of the authorities here. There is no indication that a part of the fleet will be withdrawn for the purpose or affording additional protec tion to North Atlantic ports. No word had come to the department up to the close of office hours of the arrival of the Montserrat at Cienf uegos. The officials are inclined to believe that if she has gotten in that port she did so before the blockade of Cienfua gos had begun. The fact that the Madrid officials have declared that the Spanish fleet has sailed to. bombard the cities on the North American coast is taken as an indication at the navy department of the improbability of such a movement. If this were contemplated the Spanish officials would be the last to make their purpose public. The navy department, as yet, has made no arrangements for the care of prisoners taken by warships, but the legal officers of the department think .they should be sent to the Boston naval prison. Some vexation was felt at the Injury sustained by the Cushlng. It is said PRICE TWO ClWTgjgMs,. that this is the first serious breakdown she has suffered in the nine years of her service. Luckily the department is able to replace her very shortly, for President Malster, of the Columbian Iron work, called at the navy depart ment this afternoon to announce that the torpedo boat MeKee, a twenty knotter, would be ready for trial to morrow. She will be sent at once to Norfolk to have the finishing touches added and will tomorrow Join the squadron. Powers Neutral. The state department posted a notice today stating it had been officially ad vised of the issuance of neutrality or ders by Italy, the Netherlands, Switzer land, Norway and Sweden, Russia and Columbia. To these may be added Great Britain, that country having issued a neutrality proclamation, al though the state department has not yet been officially advised of the fact. It is supposed that? the official notice of France's neutrality will be received by tomorrow. Up to tonight, however, the French ambassador, M. Cambon, had not received any notice of such proclamation. Including France, four out of the six great powers of Europe have declared their neutrality, namely, Great Britain, Italy, France and Russia. There re main of the foreign powers Germany and Austria, neither of which have yet acted. The delay of Austria does not cause surprise, as Austria's sympathy with Spain ls more pronounced than that of any other country of Europe. It is not doubted, however, that Austria will assume a neutral attitude sooner or later. The delay of Germany ls felt to be due solely to Germany's consulting her own commercial interests before shap ing the exact terms of her neutrality proclamation. From the first Germany and Great Britain have opposed the right of search as detrimental to Brit ish and German commerce. Thus far Spain has announced a much more radical doctrine than the United States on this matter. It is understood that this matter of right of search is causing the hesita tion on the part of Germany, and that if It is satisfactorily established that German merchant ships shall not be subject to harrassment, Germany will adopt the same course asuother nations. The action already taken by four of the six great powers shows there will be no concert of interference. Eyes on Portugal. The attitude of Portugal is felt to be more important just at present than that of any of the powers of Europe, owing to the presence of the Spanish fleet at the Cape Verde islands, belong ing to Portugal. Neither the state de partment nor the Portuguese minister at Washington, Viscount de Santo- Thyrso, had received word up tonight as to the purpose of Portugal on the question of neutrality. This caused considerable apprehen sion in official circles here, as it was felt that Portugal's vicinage to Spain might induce her to withhold neutral ity for a time. She owns the Cape Verde group, the Azores and the Ma deiras, which would give the Spanish fleet three very important bases of op eration. Late in the day the press dis patch from Lishcn saying that the cab inet council would declare neutrality tomorrow relieved this apprehension considerably. Members of the diplomatic corps dis miss the report coming from Europe that another move toward European in tervention will be made as soon as Spain suffers a decisive reverse. This is said to be purely conjectural, as no such move has taken form thus far by the exchange of notes. THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. i \ O South S^^f^ ogbam The Philippine islands form an archipelago southeast of Asia, extending from 4 deg. e«3 40 minutes W. 20 seconds N. latitude and from 116 degrees 40 minutes W. 126 degrees 3 minutes E. longitude. Three are over 1,403 of the islands. For three centuries the greater part of the territory has been in Spanish possession. The islands were discovered by Magellan in 1521. The capital was fixfd at Manila, on the island of Luzon. Other ports are Cebu, Zamboanga, Ilvilo, Sual, Legazpi and Tacloban. The trade of these islands rapidly developed in the six years from 1875 to 188, inclusive. *Phe American trade alone increased from 101 to 164 vessels, and in 1883 the exports were valued at $29,996,000. There Is a large popu lation of native tribes on several of the islands and on these the Spanish rule has BiFmjNTsPEAic Forts at Matanzas Bombard ed By American Squadron. HEAVY DAMAGE INFLICTED And Some lives Are Believed to Have Been Lost as Well. NO INJUEY TO THE WAR SHIPS THREE VESSELS OF THE BLOCK ADING FLEET TOOK PART IX THE ENGAGEMENT Off Havana Harbor There fa \ 0 Change in the Situation, and the Cuban Capital In Beginning: to Feel the Peril of Blockade It fa Believed It Will Not Be Long Before the City Will Be Compell ed to Surrender for Want of Food. By the Associated Press. KEY WEST, Fla., April 27.-The New Tork, Puritan and Clncini.-atl bombard ed the forts at Matanzas this after noon. The engagement began at 12:4". and closed at 1:15 p. m. There were no casualties on the American side. Great damage is known to have been done to Matanzas, and it Is believed there was loss of life. HAVANA FEELS THE PINCH. The Blockade Cutting Off the Spun. ißh Food Supply. ■By the Associated Press. ————— OFF HAVANA, April 27 (ojj bear a the flagship New Tork, 3:35 p. m.).— The blockade continues without inci dent. No casualties have been report ed to the flagship. Last night was un eventful. This morning the torpedo boat Dupont arrived from Matanzas, reporting that there had been no more firing there, and that the blockade was effectively established. No prizes have been secured by the Matanzas squad ron. News has been received that La Luoha last night asserted that two coasting steamers had sneaked into Continued on Seventh Page. been only nominal. The principal products are tobacco, manlla hemp, sugar cane, cof fee and cocoa. Luzon, with an area of 40,885 square miles, is the most important island with the seal of government at Manila. The government is administered by a governor general with supreme powers, assisted by a Junta. The Indians are taxed, and the Chinese, who form a large part of the population, are subject to special taxation. Several daily papers are published at Manila, under strict govern mental control. Manila,' the destination of the Asiatic squadron, ls on the west shore of a circular bay thirty miles across. It is surroundtd by a wall. The fortifications are extensive, but are very old. The mean trmperature Is 81 degrees Fahrenheit, and the population is about 20,000.