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THE FLORENCE TIUBUNE
Br CHAS. D. REPPY. a rrrr ONLY PAPER IN FINAL COUNTY. FLORENCE. ARIZONA. APRIL 23, 189!!. One Year "Six mouths... TERMS: S8.00 1.50 Entered at the Florence yostoffice as sec touJ class matter. A s'A Tuk Phoenix Gazette says: "Judge Doan is one of the best liked judges on the bench. He is a fair, honorable man nnd Arizonacs like him." A Spanish newspaper says Spain will win ia a war with America be cause "Spaniards are of noble birth, while Americans are mixed." We will mis with them for a time. After the war is over the Tbibuxe predicts that a resident of the United States will not be required to hide his identity as an American citizen in any iore'gn country in order to get protec- licm. The war with Spain is the all-ab sorbing topic of conversation, and pa triotism ruBS high among? our young men, who all want to go into the caval ry aud get to the front. They fear the "dough-boys" will have a tedious time guarding frontier posts. WAR! WAR! WAR! Uncle Sam Puts on His War Paint. SPAIN SEVERS DIPLOHAT1C RELATIONS. Tammaxy had a $40,000 sack left af ter the recent campaign. Half of it was donated to the Cuban junta and the other half to the poor of New York county. An organization that shows such wisdom and generosity as this is not half as black as it is painted. The Maryland Ilouse of Delegates, at Annapolis, with a Bapublican ma jority of twenty, failed to pass a joint resolution indorsing the financial policy of the national admin istration. When put to a vote only 47 . of the 67 Republicans voted for it. Ex-SiiEniFF Pete O adrikl writes to - the Tribune from Riverside to put his . name down on the roll of the Pinal Eangers. He says he is "only forty-five years old in time of war, and can march with any of the boys." A regiment of men like Pete Gabriel could take Cuba, The following excellent definition of a raffle is going the rounds of the press, merely credited to an exchange: A raffle is an institution in which a man is persuaded itgainst his will to spend money he can't afford to lose for al most no chance at all of drawing something he doesn't need. The Silver Knight Watchman says: "If we had a law on our statute books allowing the coinage into money of all the gold and silver brought to the mint, what tremendous resources we would have with which to carry on war. There would then l)e no neces sity for borrowing British gold," Tim Southern Pacific is doing an un- paralleled business. It has had to add 100 men to its force at Tucson alone, and the same proportion has been fol lowed at almost every point on the line. On many of the freight trains the crews have had to use box cars for cabooses, as the supply of the latter is not equal to the increased traiUc. The Mohave Miner pays the follow ing deserved compliment to Chief 3 uistice Street, who has recently been holding court in that county for Judge Sloan: "From all over the county eomes words of praise for Judge Webster Street, who has just adjourned the April term of court. Pleasant, af iable, courteous, a thorough gentle man, he endears himself to the peo ple wherever lie goes." Hostilities Actually Begun Spanish Vessel Captured and Taken Into Key West. Tub compliment the United States government pays veterans of the civil war, says the Denver Post, in giving the men who fought in the sixties pref erence over the long line of new timber that is rushing forward for enlistment, is a handsome one. Not only this, but it is a deserved recognition of the men who saved the Union once. It is also gratifying to iearn that Uncle Sam does not purpose allowing the pensions that many of these veterans are now drawing tube interfered with. There are sij-.t things that even republics are icralt-f.nl tor, and the services of the old fkl:tr is u! of them. j Key West, April 22. The first cap ture of the war was made this morning. A Spanish merchant vessel, loaded with war supplies, was seized off the coast of Cuba' by one of our cruisers and brought to this port this morning. Washington, April 21 War between the United States and Spain is a fact, though not officially declared so by congress. The stirring events of yesterday were succeeded to-day with rapidity by others of equal importance, culminating in the afternoon iu orders for the depar ture of the North Atlantic squadron for Havana. This practically is an act of war, so that war between this country and Spain may fairly be said to date from to-day, April 21, 1S98. Two minutes after the opening of the state department this morning word came from Minister Woodford that the Spanish government, having anticipa ted and prevented his intention to pre sent the President's ultimatum, he had asked for his passports. The adminis tration in a public statement announced that it regarded the action of the Span ish government as rendering unneces sary further diplomatic action on the part of the United States, and further stated that it regarded the coarse adopted by Spain as one placing upon that country the responsibility for a breach of friendly relations. Minister Woodford's action during the day is reported to the state depart ment in a late telegram. A signifi. cant feature of his message was the statement that the Spanish govern ment notified him that it regarded the withdrawal of Minister P olo as termin ating diplomatic relations, showing that it was not disposed to accept the expressed intention of our government to continue Mr. Woodford as a medium of communication until Saturday noon. Mr; Woodford also announced that he had instructed Consul General Bowea, at Barcelon, to cause all American consuls in Spain to immedi ately withdraw from the country. He further stated that hehad informed the Spanish government, after asking for his passports, that he had placed the American legation in Marid and the American intetests in Spain generally in the hands of the British ambassador. The ambassador, Right Hon. H. E. Frye Drnmmond Wolff, is not at pres ent in Marid, so American interests will be confided to the British charge, Sir Geo. F. Bonham-Bart. To all intents and purposes this re lieves the state department from fur ther negotiations as to Cuba, save those relating to privateering, neutrality ob servances and the like. It was found necessary to frame a notice to the powers of the intention of our government to establish a blook ade at Havana, a notification required by international law. The navy department to-day aside from giving orders to the squadron continued the work of adding to the navy and purchased another ship at Norfolk, as an auxiliary cruiser, and some small yachts. Havana, April 21. Governor Gen eral Blanco has issued a manifesto call. ing all Spaniards to arms to protect Cuba against invasion by the United States. Mabid, April 21. Spain's action to day is considered a virtual declaration of war and hostilities may begin im mediately. Washington, April 21. Diplomatic relations between the United States and Spain are at an end. It is expect ed that from now on events will move with amazing rapidity up to the climax of actual war. Assistant secretary of state Day early received a dispatch from Minister Woodford stating that he had been handed his passports and notified that the official relations be tween the United States and Spain were ended. In his message he said that he had been given his passports before he had an opportunity to pre sent the ultimatum transmitted to him for submission to the Spaish govern ment. The delivery of the ultimatum to Minister Polo having been accepted by the Spanish government as a for mal announcement on our part. Everything now would go ahead without preliminary action of formal declaration of war between Congress. The next step would be to call out troops. The President did not indicate to the Senators and members of the House with whom he talked to-day that he considered a declaration of war necessary and it is understood that he has beeu advised by some, of those on whoso advee he relies that no declar ation of war is necessary. some of the leading Senators consid er congressional resolutions and ul timatum sent to Spain all that is neces sary to give notiee to the world that a state of war exists while others hold that a manifesto to the powers advis ing them of the condition of affairs might be well. Troops will co-operate with the navy as soon as they can be concentrated. Ten days, it is expected, will be neces sary to concentrate the troops at Key west. As soon as Congress passes the army bill the President will call for 100,000 men. Washington, April 21. The Presi dent, the Senators say, has not indi cated a declaration of war necessary and Senators advised him against one. The Senators advised a manifesto to the powers that a state of war exists. Buffalo, N. Y April 21. Senor Polo y Rernabe, formerly Spanish Min ister to the United States, crossed the suspension bridge into Canada at 12:S3 p. m. Washington, April 21. There 1 good reason to believe that hoth the flying squadron and the Key West squadron will blockade Cuba. The flying squadron also has orders to sail. The fleet will depend on fast cruisers to keep posted on the enemy's move ments. Chicago, April 21. John A. Logan, Jr., has received from the War Depart ment authority to recruit a regiment of 1200 men. London, April 21. The statement in Parliament that the United States will adhere to the treaty of Paris regarding neutral vessels, was cheered. No answer has been received from Spain. Washington, April 20. The Presi dent signed the Cuban resolutions at 11 :35. The ultimatum giving Spain 48 hours to evacuate Cuba was seat to Spain. A copy of the nltiinatum was sent to Spanish Minister Polo, who immediately sent a reply and asked for his passports. Washington, April 20. Minister Po lo and staff left Washington at 7 p. w At 11 :24 all speculation was brought to an end by the announcement that the President had at that moment signed the resolutions of Congress; that the nltimatum had been signed some time before and the latter would not be made public until some time to morrow. There were present in the cabinet room when the President signed the resolutions Secretary Alger, Attor ney General Griggs, Secretary Bliss, Senator Elkins and Mr. Charles Emery Smith. Although the text of the ulti matum was not made public it is known that it is transmitted to the Spanish government through Minister Wood ford together with a copy of the joint resolution of Congress, and the state ment that they have received executive approval. In compliance with their terms the President makes a demur d upon Spain to withdraw her land atd naval forces from the island and its waters. In the event that a satisfactory response te this demand is not re ceived by the President by Saturday next, he will proceed with armed forces of the United Stated to carry the resolu tions into effect. The President does not name any hour of the day prior to which Spain must make answer, if at all, to our demands, but a reasonable assumption is that any time np to mid night Saturday will be regarded as compliance with the terms of the ulti matum. From this time forward war prepara tions will pushed with renewed activity, and both the army and navy will be put in position for active operations. There seems to be little doubt that th first move will be to blockade one of more of the Cuban ports, and as soon as the army of occupation can be trans ported to them a demand will be made for unconditional surrender,- and in the event of refusal the work of reduc ing them by bombardment will be begun immediately. It is not thought that the assembling of the naval forces will be delayed even for a day, audit is not unlikely that important move ments of both arms of the servico will be begun within the next few" hours. The following is the full text of the preamble and resolution passed by congress last Tuesday morning wnicn precipitates the war with Spain: "Joint resolution for the independence of the neonle of Cuba, demanding the government of Spain to relinquish its authority and government in the island of Cuba and to withdraw its land and naval forces from Cuba and Cuban waters and directing the Presi dent of the United States to use the land and naval forees of the United States to carry these resolution into effect. Whereas, the abhorrent conditions which have existed for more than three years in the island of Cuba, so near our own borders, have shocked the moral sense of the people of the United States, have been a disgrace to Chris tion civilization, culminating as they have in the destruction of a United States battleship, and 2G6 of its of ficers and crew, while on a friendly visit in the Harbor of Havana, aud cannot longer be endured aB has been set forth by the President of the United States in his message to Congress of April 11, 1898, upon which the action of Congress was invited, Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in congress assembled; "First That the people of the island of Cuba are, and of right ought to be, free and independent. c,iTliat it is the duty of the United States to demand, and the frniromTnpninf the United States does hereby demand, that the government of Spain at once relinquish its autnor- it.v and c-overnment in the island ol Cuba and withdraw its land and naval forees from Cuba and Cuban waters. "Third That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby, directed and empowered to use the entire land and naval forces ol tne United States, and to call into the ac tual service of the United States the militia of the several States to such extent as may he necessary to carry these resolutions into effect. "Fourth That the United States hereby disclaims any disposition or intention to exercise sovereignty , juris diction or control over said island, ex cept for the pacification thereof, and asserts its determination when that is accomnlished to leave the Kovarnment and control of the island to its people." Elliott House, (South Side Bailroad Track.) Casa Grande, Arizona, W. V. ELLIOTT, Proprietor. First-class Accommodation for Commercial Travelers and the Gen eral Public. Rooms newly furnished and kept neat and elean. Table supplied with the best the mar ket aff oriis bjr an excellent American cook. Geo. E. Kohler, Furnishes Your House Complete. Furniture, Carpets, MATTINGS, WALL PAPER. CROCKERY, STOVES. GEORGE E. KOHLER, - Tucson, Cor. Stone Ave. and Conpress Sts. FLORENCE RESTAURANT & BAKERY (Opposite Postoffice.) SING LEE, . - Proprietor. Everything; neat and clean. Splendid cook ing and polite attention. Regular Meals, 25 Cents BAKERY IN CONNECTION. The bent and Cheapest Bread In town (five cents a loaf. (jaaes ana r les specialty. THE CONSOLIDATED NATIONAL BANK, Of Tucson, Arizona. Capital, ... - $50,000 OFFICERS: M. P. Fbixuas, President. W. C. Davis. Vice-President. H. B. Tssicxt, Cashier. Foreign and Domestic Bills of Exchange Drawn on all points. Wo moke a specialty of accounts with out of town correspondents, whose Interests will .ui tiun, MAtHm u.ia. The Valley Bank, PHKNIX, ARIZONA. Capital, - - - $100,000 Surplus, - - - 25,000 W. Cheibtt, President. ' M. H. Shhrman, Vice-President. M. W. MsssisaiB, Cashier. Receive Deposits, Make Collections, Buy aad Sell Exchange, Discount Commercial Paper and do a General Banking Business. Office , Hours, 9 a. m, to 3 p. m. COBBISFOHDEHTS. A meHcan Exchange National Bank. N. Y. The Anglo-California Bank, San Franoisco, California. First National Bank, Los Angeles. Bank of Arizona, Preseott, Arizona. Florence Hotel, Newly Furnished and Refitted. Will be run STRICTLY FIRST CLASS. Table supplied with the best the market affords. Elegantly Furnished Rooms AND ALL MODERN APPOINTMENTS. Bar Constantly Supplied With the Choicest Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Patronage of Commercial men and the gen eral public respectfully solicited. L, K. DRAIS, Proprietor. -!'a Vlf !; ; '!. .-si-i--. Si si w Jl? v. it? -M5. , vV. 'W 'I? S'b '. wi it V. . ! .. It -Hi V1V A.. IP. BASKEE. -DEALER IS- GENERAL -:- MERCHANDISE, New, Fresh and Clean, FLORENCE, ARIZ. Corner Main and Eighth Streets. 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We buy for cash and are com-v. polled to sell for cash, and will use our besV endeavors to guarantee satisfaction to our. customers. LEftl WING CHUNG DEALER IN Dry Goofls Groceries AND NOTIONS. Sell cheap for cash. Corner 7th and Bailey streets, Florence, - - - - Arizona. CIVIL AND CONTRACTING ENGINEE R; Correspondence solicited. P. O. ad dress, Florence, Arizona.