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CAMP GEORGE II , IIIOM It is Kcnatuotl in L'onor of the Book cf r Ohiokamauga ) SOLDIERS GATHER AT THE BATTLIF.ILO . City of Tent * Tnkcn on .SoinctliliiK uf the So-lirn Which Mmlr It Ole- lirnti-il II Third of n Cell- Ill rKO. < . CHATTANOOGA , Tenn. . April 22. It If now Gimp Oeorgo H. Thomas. Major General - oral Brooke toJay luiicd formal ordern so naming the Chlckamauga park rendezvous o ! tlio United States troops , cod henceforth , until tlic park la deserted by Die boys In blue , It will he known by that name. Tlio number cf troop * nt Chlckamauga park was today Incccoacd to about 3.COO. Fifteen train Jpada of Infantry , cavalry and artillery arrived during the d-iy , and were conveyed as rapidly as possible to the park , where their camping ground. ! had been already so- looted for them. With one exception , the arrivals today were all from 1(10 west , the exception being bat tery F of tlio Second nrtllltry , noventy-nlnu men , and five Held plocco , frtoi Port Adams , II. I. I.The The long delayed troaps from Fort Sheri dan , 111. , arrived soon after. They constated of battery A cf Hie Second artillery , seventy- flve men nnd officers , and five field pieces , In command of Captain 0. S. Crimea ; and troopi C and G , First cavalry , 120 men , commanded by Major Vlele. Nearly all of the Fort Edcrldin troops worn flowers , wblch had been ixined en their < cals between Nashville and Chattanooga by admiring women , but wcro minus many a brass buttcn , taken In re turn. turn.Tlio Tlio Twelfth Infantry from Fort Nlobrara , Neb. , In command of Colonel "Christy" An- < lrcwn , as he Is familiarly called , onn of the regiments dlvcvtcd ycatcrd'iy ' from N'ew Or leans to Ohlck'Hiialiga , cud trcops F and 1C of the Flrut cavalry , and trecfs A , C , 13 ; F , O and II of ( he Second cavalry from Fort Hllcy , Kan. , lo command of Colonel A. K. Arnold , came In during the day. Miny more trains are expected tonight , and the troops re now arriving so fost that the railroads ere experiencing some difficulty In handling them pr.pcrly. POUU NOT IinAUD FROM. Hy SundJy ten regiments of Infantry , be sides the cavalry and artillery , may be cji- camped here , although as yet lint four , be tides tlio Twentieth and Twenty-fifth al ready on the ground , have not been heard from. These arc the Seventh from Fort Logan , the nlghth from Fort Ruraell , the Sixteenth from Forts Sherman and Spolpno and Bclso barracks , and the Twenty-fourth from Fort Douglas. It was the belief nt headquarters today , however , that besides thr Second from Forts Kc33h , Harrison and Yatea , the Tenth from Forts Ucno and Sill , the Twentieth from Foil Leavenv rth and the Twenty-second frcin Fort Crook , would also come here. In tint case at leoat three brigades of In fantry will be formed. Two have already licen decided upon. The First brigade will , U Is understood , be placed In command of Colonel Andrew Burt of the Twenty-fifth ( colored ) Infantry , one of the meat popular officers IP the service. Tomcrrow Major General 'Ilrooko will nuke his hcadquarteis In the field , the location being on the east slope of Lytlo hill , and not far distant from where General Wilder of the federal forws was killed during the battle which gives the park Its name. Quar- ttrmaatcr General Lee , , It Is probable , will alao make his headquarters at the grounds tomorrow. ' 'Tho Increased strength of the artillery companies , from four to six pieces , which had been ordered , has rendered necessary the purchase of about COO horsej , and this fact Is giving General Leo a fcreat deal of trouble. He spent n great deal of time today , In nn unavailing effort to find suitable an- Jmals. About 200 mules arci also required. Sunday prom'sca to be a gala day at Chlckamausa. Every rallrcad running Into Chattanooga will run excursion trains , 'sonic of them from points 303 miles away. The hotels are already thronged with strangers and today It te next to Impossible to hire A horse , mule or Ucyclc for Sunday. DBNVEU. Colo. , April 22. The Infantry and cavalry soldiers at the 'Department of the Cslorado who have received signal servIce - Ice training Kivc been assembled at Port l > 3gar. . One squad cf fifteen men under com mand of 'Sergeant William laessell left for CJlckarcauga this evening. Captain William A. Qlassford and seven more sergeants will go tomorrow. An crier was Issued today providing for the immediate shipment by fast freight from Pert Lsgan of the field tclegr&p ! ) train , pirt Of the signal equipment of the department and other paraphernalia which Captata Olassfcrd may desire to have sent to the front. The signal corps Is expected to do Impcrtant work In the coraii'ij campaign. KANSAS Cirr , iMa. , April 22. Troops frcm three different forts bound south passed through Kanius City toJay. Troops and 0) cf the First cavalry , destined to Chlcka mauga frcm Fort Ulcco , O. T. , arrived this morning over the nock Island rallrcad , and after a stn.i hero of two hours wcro started for r. t. Louis over the Wabash. Tha Seventh Inftntry , from Fort Logan , Colo. , arrived at noon In three sections over the Santa Fe. They were serenaded for half on hour , and after eating dinner left for ( Memphis. The Tncqty-fcurth regiment cf Fort Doug las ! , Vtah. also In three sections , arrived over tl'C Sa-.Ua Fe this eveujvj. 'No delay occurred In tranrfcrrlng them to the 'Mem phis roai , and In each Instance the three sections left 'here ' within an hour of their arrival. ATL.VNTA. Ga. . April 22. Lleutenwt Samuel Ticker , chief signal cfflcer of the De partment of the Gulf , has been ordered to Key West -and will leave Atlanta tomorrow. ( Ho will probably succeed Lieutenant Thomp son of General Wade's staff. Lleutennit Glassfcrd , at present at 'ChatUncoga , It Is expected will bo ordered to Atlanta. General Graham , department commander. will leave Key West Sunday and Is expected In Atlanta Tuesday. MODI LIB. Ala. . A'prll 22. Twelve compan ies from the Third. Nineteenth and Tenth joined the previous comers In camp today , maklug about 2,500 men here. The Seccnd battalion of thn Tenth Infantry , four ccm- juiitea , arrived tonight at S o'clock. IU : < ; MVIIS poiiw.tnn. I.HHI of Tin * 111 \t < nrliiK Mnxoii anil DlYOIl'p I.lllO. ST. LOUIS , April 22. Three trains came H today over Uio Burlington road , having on board the eighth Infantry , Colcnel J. J. Van Horn commanding. The troops como from Fort Russell and arc bound for Now Orleans. Soon after reaching hero tlio entire commend was transferred to the .Mobile & Ohio < ind the Journey south continued , CHIOAGO. April 22. The Ninth cavalry ( ( colored ) , U. S. A. , from Port Hoblnson , Neb. , commanded Dy Colonel David Perry , left this city today over the Chicago & East ern Illinois. The Ninth was moved In flvo sections , running half an hour apart , and will bo transferred to the southern lines for Chlckamauga at Evansvllle. InJ. The Tenth cavalry , from Port Keogh , iMont , reached the city later , and was Im mediately transferred to the Chicago & East- The Omalia Dee Map of Cuba Coupon Present this Coupon with JOc for A Map of Cuba. A Map of tha West Indies. And a Map of the World , liy Mall 14 cents. 'ern ' Illinois , leaving Chicago In three ec- tloni. CHATTANOOGA. Tenn. , April 22. Soon after the arrival of the Port It I icy cavalry thrco trains with companion C and G of the Plrst cavalry , 120 men , In command of Colonel C. D. Vlelc , and bittery T , Plfth artillery , commanded by Captain Grlmca , all from Port Sheridan , III. , came In over the Nailivlllp , Chattanooga & St. Loulo road , The troopoM took breakfast In the cars and wcro then * itched out to the battlefield and unloaded. Work of organizing the United States troops centering at Chlckamaugi Into brl- gadcd and divisions In order , as General Broako expresacu' It , "to place them on a war footing In the meat effective manner , " hM begun. Tlio cavalry and artillery forma , lions have already been completed. The In fantry regimentof which a greater num ber than was nupposcd even by General Brooke wilt rendezvous at Chlckamauga , will bo organized Into brigades as fast as they arrive. Camping grounds for two brigades of cavalry havs been selected and occupied by the troops already there. Colcnel" ' . - K. Reynolds , who arrived to day at the head of hu ! command from Port Illley , Kan. , was p'.accd at the dead of the first brig-ido of cavalry , he belm ? the senior officer on the ground. Colonel George G. Hulltt cf the Second cavalry baa been iilacsd In command of the st-cond brigade. The ar- tllcry ! , which has been divided Into two brigades , ties been place ? ID command of M-ijor Ulllenback , the senior officer present until the arrival of "Colonel Randolph and Mujor Lancaster and the latter will asnumo command of ono brigade , both to bo under Colonel Randolph. DEVIL.d LAKE , N. D. , April 22. The \\fiole towci was at the station at midnight when the train boirlng the delayed com panies of tha Tenth cavalry passed through. General Crcok post G. A. R. was out In forte. The United States band was aroused from Its slumbers and soon came upon the platform and began p7alng national airs. The depot building was bedecked with bunting. Twelve- trains of cavalry , artillery and in fantry , all from western points , arrived In Chattanooga today and as fast alj ptealbie wore'sent out to Chlckamauga and unleaded. Before midnight almost c.i . many more will have ar.'lvcd , The Twelfth Infantry from Port Slobrara , Neb. , In command of Colonel "Charity" Andrews , which wns Intercepted at Nashville on Its way lo Mobile , was among the first arrivals. This body of troops was quickly followed by ConnanUii T and K , Flist Mvaldry , and Companies A , C , D , F. G and II , Sixth cavalry , from Port Illley , Kan. , 6CO mrci and thirty officers , In command of Colonel A. K. Arnold. There U-o3ri3 and their horses and camp equlppage occupied six trlans. Major General Brooke eald today ibat the Seventh Infantry from Port Logan , the Eighth Infantry from Port Russell , the Twenty-fourth Infantry from Fort Douglass , and the Sixteenth from Ports Shcrrcan and Spkane and Boise bar racks , all i the way to New Orleans , had been Intercepted and would probably be sent to Chickamauga. With the Infantry heard frcm yesterday and that already on the grounds here , this will make ten full regi ments of Infantry at Chlckamauga , swelling the number of troops there to nearly 10,000 men. ST. PAUL , April 22. Four companies of itho Second Infantry from Port Keogh , en- route to Mobile , arrived In this city over the Northern Pacific today , and left' three hours later on the Burlington. The train wo * In two sections , running half an hour apart. Four other companies of tfio same regiment will reach here late this afUTnon over the Northern Pacific and transfer here to the Burlington. Part of the Tenth cavalry wtrv. through yes- terJay , and the remaining seven troops are expected to arrive at about 5 o'clock this afterMoon on the Great Northern , and after transferring In this city will go to Chicago 01 the Northwestern line. Two car loads of eavalary horses were reported tinac- counted fcr yesterday , but they were re- pouted .today. TAMPA , Fla. , April 22. The Seventeenth regiment. Colonel Poland , from Cslutnbus , 0. , hss arrived and Is going into oimp. The Nineteenth -Ironi Sacket's Harbor and the Twenty-first , Colcnol Cllno commanding , are aso In. .NO I.V\KKIl OX PACIFIC COAST. Ship * ThenMorp Tlinii Able to IIolil Tlu-lr O vn. MARE ISUAXD NAVY YARD. April 22. ' "Wo are prepared today to capture cr de stroy any force that Spain could posu'.bly ' send against the Pacific coast , " sail Rear Admiral Klrkland. "In the first place , the Spanish government has no .vessels In Pa cific waters nearer than the ; Philippines. We have a greater force there thin Spain and can easily take care of the opposing fleet. "The next possibility lies In sending a fleet through the Straits of Magellan. Even if Spain had the ship ? they would be practi cally useless alter they got into the Pacific through the lack of coal. We have two monitors , the Monaclnock and .the Monterey , that are more than a match tor any vessel in the Spanish navy. Besides these two , we have the Bennlngton anl Mohican , which are now enroute from the Hawaiian Islands. The Charleston will bo In commission by May 1 , anJ if It were necessary , wo could have the Georgetown and Philadelphia in fighting trim by the first of Juhe. What I rely on mostly to complete cur coast defenses are the ten vessels recently acquired. Another valuable adjunct to our Pacific coast de fenses are the three torpedo boats now nearIng - Ing completion In the socril. This number can be increased materially , if the necessity presents , since each requires only sixty days for building. " IlKVOIjlITIO.V IX IMUITO HICO. Rep or It'll TliroiiKliout the I iNlllIlll. NEW YORK. April 22. A dispatch to tbe Herald from St. Thomas says : A revolution has broken out In the Pc/ice district of Porto Rico and thcro la rioting all through the Island. A steamer , which arrived here yes terday from Cardiff , brought 3,100 tons of ccal. On a steamer which Is due from Phila delphia tomorrow there are 4,000 tons , the bulk of which Is on the market. Ono thou sand tons will go to Porto Rico. Kiiroiiuii Stot'U Ouotntlonni LONDON , April 22. American securities opened flat on the Stock exchange , but eocn weakened , with fluctuations wild. Later they Improved 1 % . with a feverlrfi tone and with bidding moderate , pending the opening of Wall street prices. Spanish /ours opened weak at 2S , but soon reacted to 32 bid. At 2 p. m. Spanish fours nave further strength ened to 32 % . PARIS. April 22. Spanish fours opened on the Bourse at 32 , a net lees ot 11 1-16 from yesterday's close. * XnllH It to liii- CHICAGO. April 22. The Chicago Board of Tmde has nailed Its colors to the mast. At a special meeting of the directors today It wau unanimously resolved that the Ameri can flag ho hoisted over the building and kept there until the country's demands upon Spain regarding Cuba are complied with. The flag that will bo displayed U the same that floated over the Board of Trade build- Ins during the civil war. Itccniiunonil 11 liny of Prayer * PITT3BURG. April 22. The executive committee of the National Reform associa tion haa prepared a message , which has been eent to Preoldent McKlaley today , urg ing him at "this critical hour of our national life , with the horroni of war Impending , " to proclaim a day of fasting and prayer. MoMliyWll l-'lRli 3AN FRANCISCO. April 22. Colonel John S. Mosby of guerrilla fame , who Is now a resident ot thlu city , baa wired to General Miles for authority to rnlao a battalion or regiment ot vplunteers for special service in the front. ( ioviTiinr llinlikVIII TuUe Coiiiinniiil. SAN FRANCISCO , April 22. In event of the entire state forces being called out by the state government. Governor Budd , by virtue of his office as coinmaner-ln-chlef ot the national guard , will take the flaM In person at the head ot the troops. Spnlii Ai > i > i-nU to Italy. ROME. April 22. The Italic announces thla afternoon that Spain has asked the Italian government not to consider coal con traband ot war. U is iatd that it la not likely the request will be grunted. FIRST SHOT OF THE WAR Fired by a United States Cruiser at a Spanish Merchantman ! NASHVILLE CAPTURES A SPANISH SHIP Sinnll Lumber _ I.nilencd Stenmcr Towed Into K T Went with n lrl > c Crow OB Hoard. KEY WEST , Fla. , April 22. The United States cruiser Nashville has captured the Scanlah ehlp Huena Ventura of 1,000 tons , having on board a cargo of lumber. It wan on Its way from the coast of Texas. The cruiser fired a six-pounder and the Spaniard surrendered. The Nashville towed Its prize Into this harbor at 11 o'clock thla morning and put a prtzo crow on board. Both ships are lying well out In the stream. The news of the capture of the Spaniard set the people of Key Weal frantic with enthusiasm. All work has been suspended and the docks are crowded wild people. The United States fleet was about twelve miles oft Sand' Key light thU morning when the Spanish merchantman , Huena Ventura , was sighted , bound north. The gunboat Nashville ran It down and put a shot across Its bows from a four-Inch gun manned by Lieutenant Dllllngham. The Spaniard Ig nored the shot , but another closer to Its bows biought It to. A prlzo crew under Ensign T. P. 'Magrudcr was put aboard. Captain Lucarraga in command was as tounded. He said he- did not" know -war had been declared , but when ho was Informed of the state of affairs "ho shrugged his shoulders and accepted the situation philo sophically. TAKES ON STORES. -Tho 'Nashvlllo ' has takea on stores and will return to the fleet , carrying Ensign iMagruder , who will bo rollevoJ by Ensign Catlton. A body of marines Li pacing the deck ot thn Spaniard , nnd Its crow ot twenty-eight are lounging around the decks In nonchalant fashion. Not a man is in lioni * . According to prlzo laws Captain Maynard will turn the prisoners of war over to the United States district attorney , who will de cide the question of their disposition. The i'urltan Is taking on coal and water , and will sail to join the fleet tonight. On excellent authority It H stated the des tination of the fleet Is Matanzaa. On board the flagship Is Captain Arangurcn , brother of Brigadier General Arunguron. He will pilot the fleet to Matanza < 3. The Cuban pilots went on board last night after 12 o'clock. The Detroit sailed"to Join the fleet this aiftornoon. It Is believed that one or two shlpa will bo left here , at least temporarily. Cqmniondor Lyons of the Dolphin has de livered to United States District Attorney Stripling the papers of the Buena Ventura , captured by the Nashville. He will label the ship In the usual way. The unfortunate merchantman Is still ly ing in the harbor. Its captain was allowed to remain on board , but the crow was taken over to the Dolphin and made to assist In the work of coaling. The gunboat Nashville steamed proudly out of the harbor late this afternoon , having achieved the first victory of the war , al though a bloodless one. The cruiser Marhhhead , the monitor Purl- tan , the Algonquin and the Mangrove sailed this afternoon to Join the fleet. The only ships of the squadron now re - malnlng here are the Dolphin , the Terror and the Helena , all of which , are likely to move within a few hours. It la reported this evening that the Buena Ventura ran aground on a reef about u milo out nnd Is leaking. Tugs wont to Its assistance and pulled it oft. Considerable mysteryfsurrounds the affair. QALVBSTON , April 22. The Spanish ot earner Buena Ventura , intercepted by the United States gunboat Nashville , Is a tramp steamer hailing .from Bllboa , Spain. It be longed to the Sarrlniji HUP. On March 23 it acvlved at Pascagoula , Miss. , trom Havana , and was on the way to Pensacoia , Fla. . to load for Holland when captured. CREATES EXCITEMENT. WASHINGTON , Aiprll 22. The report that the gunboat Nashvlllo had captured a Span ish merchant ship gained rapid circulation throughout the Navy department ( shortly after noon today. It caused much excite ment and was eagerly dlccuesed as the first outward evidence of actual existence of war. Secretary Long , hswever , bad not re ceived word of ttie capture except through ne.vspaptf sourctn. Notwithstanding this , naval offlceTs credited the report and dUi- cusiied It as though it was an accomplished fact. It was paid that a part of the crew tiad been placed on board and the captured vessel had a valuable cargo , Including con siderable coal. Among the officials the report caused much oath.'actlon , although It was said the capture of a Spanish war ttilp would have been more acceptable. 'There la eald to be no question as to the Tight of taking Span ish merchant shlpa at thla time. Two of the ehlpa left Qalveston within the last day oc oo with considerable cargoes ci cotton on beard. Another Spanish ship Is eald to be en route from Vera Cruz , Mex. , with 1,000- 000 pesetas en board , representing tue cub- scrlptlon of Vera Cruz to the Spanish In terests in Cuba. KNOXVILLE , Tenn. , April 22. Com mander Washburn Maynard of the Niuh- vllle , which fired tdo first shot and made the first capture In the war , Is a Knoxvllle man. Enthusiasm on receipt of the news wan In tense. MOBILD , Ala. , April 22. The Buena Ven tura , from Pascagoula , Miss. , which was cap tured by the Nashville , was loaded by Mobile parties for Rotterdam with 875,000 feet ot lumber , valued at $10,900. NEW ORLEANS. April 22. Orders have been issued to Intercept and selzo the Catallna and Miguel Jovcs. the Spanish ships which left hero last night. COMI'MOTE Tllli WAIl IlKVnMIK HIM. Cum 'Will Contribute to 1'ny the Kx | * nHeH. "WASHINGTON. April 22. The republican members of the ways and means committee completed the war revenue measure tcday anil sent It to the printer. It will be gone over again tomorrow and probably submitted to the full commltteo.on Wednesday , Several questions are still cpen , The bill as QOW prepared it is estimated will raise between J93.000.000 and $100.000,000 annually. The principal decision made today was the definlto determination not to place a tax upon either of the substitute propositions , railroad or other transportation tickets or Build Your Up By nourishing mm every part of " If H m' + * + * * * § your system with blood made pure by tak ing Hood's Sarsoparllla. Then you will have nerve , mental , bodily and In the Spring digestive strength. Then you need not fear disease , because your system will readily resist scrofulous tendencies and attacks of Illness. Then you will know the absolute intrinsic merit of Hood's cine. All dniKXlatt. | t , BI ! for $5. Prepared only by C. I. Hood & Co. . Lowell. Mass. 'e Pills ct Mlr. | promptly and 8 trillS tjrctirey. ] menu. petroleum. It , , w.aj decided , however , to place a tax ofUEtfccnt upon chewing gum and 2 and 4 cents , on mineral waten , gin ger ale and foreign and native wines , 2 co.its on plnta > xiil 4 cents ( n quarts. These additions arc made to the stamp act of 1SCC , which is pe-enacted with modifica tions. A tonnage tax which Is expected to raise $2DOOOOo'lf'also ! Incorporated in the 'bill ' , The addition ) of | 1 per barrel upon beer Is oxpectfi , tp raise 133,000,000 , The question ot allotvtoz a rebate on beer stamps la still open. * The doubling of .tbo tobacco tax and the provlslca for a retail license of $4.80 are ex pected to raise $30,000,000 and. the provisions Of the stamp tif over $30,000,000. SM1AM.HY T.if.KS WITH M'KISLRY. HP In Convinced thitt the 1'rcnlilciit ID In Unrni > nt. LONDON , April 23. The Times publishes this morning from George W. Smalloy , Its American correspondent , a dispatch summar izing hlo Impressions as to the Hlspano- Amcclcan situation , gained during a conver sation with President McKlnley. Mr. Smalley eays : With n. single exception , for whlc/n I have permission , I shall rex. < at nothing that President McKlnley said. All responsibility for the statements which follow Is mine. The strongest Impression from the con versation Is the spirit ot contldenco wtnleh Inspires him. Not a shadow of doubt of the justice of his ciuiHc remains In his mind. Ho has no wish to annex Ctlhi and be lieves that only a small faction of the Americans wish It.Vietlier ICuropa be lieves this or not , It Is absolutely true. The president has not the Icnst doubt of the success of the American nrmy. I nuked him : "Aro we at war ? " Ho hesitated. I quoted Mr. Gladstone's famous reply : "Wo are not at war , only engaged in war opera tions. " The president laughed nnd seemed content -wlt'n that Gladstonlnn distinction. The president Is so convinced of the right eousness ot his cause that ho cannot Im agine Europe should think otherwise ; and therefore he turns n somewViat deaf ear to warnings from Europe. I a. keil him whether Homo response should not bo made to England's friendly declara tions. "You can Kiy. " ho nnnwcred , "that the whole of the United States responds to tinum. " At the conclusion the president told me ho never felt better In his llfo. OWIUKHS FOR VOIjUWTUUIl A1IMY. Ohniice for Four \ MV Miijnr ( jpiiornln anil Mnc Hrluiullcrn. WASHINGTON , April 22. In anticipation of the enactment of the volunteer army bill General Miles has prepared a table showing the exact number ot officers that will be com prised within the proposed volunteer organ izations. Unless the bill undergoes some rad ical changes in congreas , the volunteer army will call for the appointment ot officero as follows : Four major generals , nine brlgudlcr generals , four assistant adjutant generals lankliic respectively as colonel , lieutenant colonel , major and captain ; one chief engi neer with the rank of colonel , two Inspector generals with the rank of colonel and lieu tenant colonels , respectively ; two chief quar termasters with the rank of colonel and lieutenant colonel respectively , one assistant quartermaster with the rank of captain , two chic ! commissaries with the rank of colonel and lieutenant colonel respectively , one as- sls'.nnt commlraaryn with the rank of cap tain , one judge. ] advocate with the rank of brigadier general , ( wo chief surgeons , with the rank of colonel and lieutenant colonel , and aldo do cafijp'anthorlzed by law for the regular establishment. IfrcsB officers ! _ ae contemplated fdr A volunteer arm 'organlzatlon , comprising ono army corps commanded by a major general ; three divisions * Va'cli'commanded ' by a major general ; three firlpfades for each division , each commanded' by a brigadier general , making nine In''all ' ' ; three regiments to a brigade. maklnj"lrt'all ? ' _ twenty-seven regi ments , having the idual complement of offi cers. ' " V jK ! L. * PARIS l .tnit' ' SHOWS XII J _ ' -II \vctiHon bol > itvlln ll nnil Uncle Sum of ' llMllUff AwKIIMMlllB. PA'IU9 , A'prrtsfeirVttie 'LIbro Pirole 'today publishes n vfb'lejit arffcle attacking Great * Britain's attl de toward Spain , an ! char acterizing Great Britain aa the "hypocrit ical accomplice of the United States. " It faya : Their alliance Is Ignominy , but perhaps It Is just nswell that they should work to- Kcther , tor there- will be a day when they will be called to account by International Juries , nnd that day the British leech will be forced to disgorge , and Euiope will no longer tolerate the. dlssrnce or allowing the law to be laid down by such assassins nnd malefactor an John Hull and Brother Jonathan. 'That day Europe ; .will have rea son tor congratulations that they will b2 unable to Invoke any excuse for mercy. They have , been brothers In Infamy , nnd history ralll sooner or later chastize them together. _ Orilcrx tu ( Jet Henily. DBS MOINE3 , April' 22. ( Special Tele gram. ) The adjutant general 'his evening Issued ordera to the company souimanders of the National Guard of lowt to pack up their camp equipment and a.cnutiemcnts und be ready to move at a moment's notice. The call U expected from Washington In tlio morning nnd a war telegraph ofllco having been opened today In the adjutant general's olfico here , he cm notify the companies to move In very short time. They will be broucht to this city on special trains and mobilized on the state fair grounds. fit NclirnHkn City. NEBRASKA CITY , April 22. ( Special Telegram. ) Enthusiasm Is at fever heat hero over the war situation and the local mllltla company Is holding Itself In readiness for the expected call 'for volunteers today. A volunteer company Is being formed and cloven men. Including the county attorney , signed the muster roll today. A goodly number ot names will bo added today. Vletlni of the \\nr. CANTON. S. D , , April 22. ( Special. ) George Kvuger of Lennox has been placed in the county jail here for stabbing Jcfan Valentino. 'His trial will bo hold when cir cuit court convenes In October. He got Into an altercation with Valentino about war aod proceeded to slaid his opopnent with a knlfo so that It Is expected that ho will die. DI-M iMnliiFM ICe 'i > * Yolinitrrrn1 I'lucon. DBS MOINES. la. . April 22. The city cou-.icil this morning passed a resolution ordering that all the city employes who vol unteer or enter the service of the United States bo allowed sixty days pay from the time of their enlistment , and upon returning bearing- honorable discharge are to he rein stated In the potions from which they re ' ' signed. 't , 'f _ Cnnnoi ) | | | iyni nt Iluliuiiiit * . DUBUQUE. la. . April 22. ( Special Tele gram. ) The United < States regulars from Montana were V yfcd with the. booming ot cannon co they passed through Eaut Uu- buquo at 9 o'clock utonlght. The Governor's Greys have enlisted .men up to the I'uilt ' and have been obliged 'to refuse many appli cants. lAvolil Trouble. LONDON , April 22. The British admi ralty has ordered that the bills of lading ot all ships carrying naval stores shall bo ac companied by na ipertlficato showing the stores arc government property , In order to Piovont the po slcllty [ ot their confiscation. Culiuu , fltiK ntvoru. . AVOCA , la. . April 22. ( Special. ) The main street of the city Is graced by a largo Cuban flag , while from every business house and numerous residences float the stars and strides. The Cuban flag was swung to the breeze amidst cheers and firing of guns. Mull llnir U Nloli-u. ST. LOUIS. April 22. A mall bag con signed to J , M. HammlU. attorney for the Louisville & Nashville road at Belleville , III. , was stolen from an express wagon in Belleville today. The bag is eald to have contained letters , official document ! ) and a registered Utter in which were several drafts for almost 130.000. Thcao drafts wcro to pay tbe taxes of the Louisville & Nashvlllo rail road In St. Clalr. Washington , Sallna and White counties. Detectives are working on tbo case. War on Hut * anil Slice. Rats end ralro eat Steams' Electric Paste * nd die ; :3c and $1.CO ; at all dealers. URGES DECLARATION OF WAR Many Advantages to Bo Derived from Such Action , BRINGS' NEUTRALITY LAWS INTO PLAY MnkcH Retired Ofllcprn of Army nnil NnvjAvnllnlilc ( or Srrvlee of ll'rlvutcorlnn of Clrcnt Vnlne. WASHINGTON , April 22. The State de partment la now considering the advisability of requiring congress to declare war. While tticro Is no absolute neceralty for the Im mediate declaration , there arc several reasons why the adoption of BUtii a course would prove advantageous lo ua. Strong prcrsuve Is being brought to bear upon the State department to Induce It to make a proper recommendation to congress to servo as a basis of action. U Is hold that until a formal declaration L Issued we cannot eet lo motion the neutrality laws of foreign countries and In fact would bo practically In the poaltlon that Spain occupied toward Cuba denying that war existed In splto of the actual fact. 'There Is another reascn of material Importance Jiwt now that may In fluence action. That Is that the army and navy may bo prevented from call'.ng for the servlcea of retired officers owing to the fact that In some cases the statutes pro vide that thla may bo done only upon "a. declaration of war. " This Is notably the Mi-io with the medical corps of the army , which te likely to bo under the Immediate necessity of calling for a number of retired officers of that branch of the service. In the navy also It Is extremely desirable that the secretary have the power to avail himself of the services of the retired officers to re place In the navy yards and stations the younger otflccTS who aye needed afloat. NOTICE TO FOREIGN POWERS. The State department has now relinquished Its connection with the Cuban question , which hao practlcaly passed Into the hands of the army nnd navy. Of course all corre spondence with Spain has now ceased , but the department has still to nerform a num ber of .formal acta required by International law , mainly In the direction of notifying the foreign powers of the conditions under which the United States will conduct the war with Spain. These will include a notice In full form to all the powers of the Intention of the United States to refrnlu from privateering , to respect the goods of neutrals in Spanish bottoms and Spanish goods not contraband In neutral bottoms. Respecting the purpose of the president to refrain from privateering , which formed the subject of some criticism In the senate yesterday at the hands of .Mr. Money , It can bo stated that the declaration already published was an expression of the personal wish of the executive. It Is fully realized that the constitution conferred upon congress the right to Isjue the letters of marque and reprisal under which the pri vateers must operate. Hut the reasons for abstaining from the practice of this semi- legalized form of piracy are so prudent. In the opinion of the administration , that It Is not doubted that congrert ? will heed the ad monition to refrain from exercising that power. One of these reasons , probably suf ficient In Itself , Is that In the event priva teering Is recosnb.od by the combatants , Spain would bo able to Inflict damage upon the United States merchant marine many fold greater than wo could reasonably expect to laflict upon the Spanish commerce. It Is cald that Spain luui very little shipping of Its own , and most of Its commerce Is car ried on what would be neutral bottoms and so be exempt , from privateers. PREYING ON COASTWISE TRADE. On the other hand , aside from the actual foreign commerce .of . the United States , the coastwise traffic 1-s of vast Importance finan cially , and owing to the enormous length of our ccast line , this Is peculiarly exposed to Interruption and seizure. The Unl'eJ States navy proper may bo relied upon to protect this commerce from attack by the vessels of the Spanish navy , operating o Ions dlstc-nce from their boso , but It would bo a herculean task to undertake to protect 3,000 miles of coast Mne against the forays of the privateers who might swarm under the Spanish flag. Every European port shel- tem Gome craft owaed by venturesome spirits \\ho would not healtate for a moment to take their chances aa privateers and ask for letters of marque. No secret Is made of the conviction that Spain will either willingly or by compulsion follow our course In re fraining from privateering. In fact , It Is gathered that when this decision was ar rived at by our government as a result of personal Inquiry from the British embassy. It was reached upon the understanding that England alone etood ready to see to It thit Spain did not authorize privateering. Of course , all thla program Is subjc-ct to dis arrangement during.tho progress of the war. \VLUl TO 1IB FOIliw.VM.Y DKCUVKKD. I > ri Hl < 1eut JInyAnte Consrropin to Tnki > Action. WASHINGTON. April 22. The Washington Pest says the president will tomorrow send a message to congress , suggesting that a declaration of war bo passed. The message was In course of preparation at the State de partment this afternoon. This action was hastened by the seizure of the Spanish merchantman off the Florida coast and the desire to prevent any possible complication : } . The right of the seizure of the Deuna Ven tura , however , la not questioned by the ad ministration , slnco Spain Itself ar-copted our ultimatum as a declaration of war. IMSS THE VOI.UXTKKIl MKASIIRE. IInth IIouMi-H A srrc to the Conference Itcjtort. WASHINGTON , April 22. At 12:17 : p. m. the house adopted the conference report on the yoluntesr army bill. The senate has agreed to the conference report on the volunteer army bill. It now goes to the president. At 2:30 : p. m. the volunteer bill was sent to tho'president ' , for hU signature. Speaker Uced has signed the volunteer army bill. The vice president ot 2 o'clock signed the volunteer army bill. H now goea to the president. KiiKliiecrn lllnnule the Ship * . ST. LOUIS , April 22. The following dis patch has Just been received at the As sociated Press office in this city from the Tribune , Galveston , Tex. : It IB reported by Cuptaln Barnes of the British steamer . \6toun , which arrived here today from Las I'almas , Canary Islands , that the delay of tho"Spanlsh torpedo fleet nt that place , which waa attributed to rough peas , was In fact due to the deliberate dlfabllng of the en gines by the engineers who did not want * " " to cross the sea. Repairs , lt was stated , were made by local machinists , aa the engineers could not be trusted. \Vlnh Father to the Thought. LONDON , April 22. Lloyda have received a dispatch from Cadiz , Spain , inquiring whether there la any confirmation of the story that the United States cruiser San Francisco had been blown up by Us bailer bursting. The United States cruiser San Francisco U now at the Brooklyn navy yard , under going repairs , having arrived there recently from England. GettliiK Miirylfind Mllltla I tend- . BALTIMORE. April 22. The first step toward putting the militia of Maryland on a war footing was taken this morning when Governor Lownes issued an order promot ing Adjutant General L. Allison Wilmer to bo major general and placing him in command ot both tbo land and naval reserves ot the state. General Wllmor's headquarters will bo in Annapolis for the present. Order * calling out the entire military forces of the state are momentarily expected. Chnnre to < Jo Iliiek to Culm. KANSAS CITV , April 22. Major Prod Funoton , son ot ex-Congressman Charles Fuustou of Kancai , passed through Kansa * REDUCTION MUST BE REDUCED. 5,000 dollars worth of Men's Hats to be sold at 65 cents on the dollar. Saturday Will Be the Big Bargain Hat Day , 81.50 Dorbys , black . ' ' ' ' $2.00 DorbyB , black and brown . . . . . $1. 25 § 3.00 Derbys , black and brown . . . . . . . $1.50 81. 50 Fedoras . 95C § 2,00 Fedoras . $1.25 § 3. 00 Fedoras . $1.50 THE NEW FEDORA $ i.38. This is the new and correct hat for young men's wear and there is no excuse for not wearing one. Our price Satur day is less than they can be bought at wholesale. ® You can get the most for your money at the Continental on Saturday. If you're not Fatislied , remember you can al ways trade back with us. Fancy wool cheviots , in light , medium and dark mixtures and plaids at 2 Values worthy of yonr attention. " Cleaning up sale' of Overcoats g | * f | ' "Saturdhy at w-l < I EQ Special sale of Men's Suits Saturday in Cft .Don't buy until you have seen them. Great Bargain Sale on Saturday , Boys' Crash and Cotton goods , all sixes 25c Boys' Cassimere , light and dark shades 50c All wool Cheviot and Serges 75c The greatest dollar values at this sale clays , gorges and cheviots $1.00 City today cnrouto to Washington , where | he goes on orders from the War department' to report for duty nt once. Punstou re-j turned hero fem Cuba several months ago to recover from a gunshot wound received In a skirmish whllo fightlzg for the Cubans. Ho had spout tuo years in Cuba , taking part In many Important engagements. Just what hU duties will bo Major Punston could not say. ' MICTIIOIl OK \Vi.VHIVi S IX MILITIA. ItOKUlar Army Olllcern Will MiiNter Them In. WASHINGTON , April 22. Secretary Algcr today took to the White House for the presi dent's signature , the proclamation prepared at the War department , calling for 100,000 men to oerve as volunteers for one year. In many respects the cull follons the outlined of the first made by President Lincoln of April 15 , 1SG1 , when ho asked for 75.000 men. Necessarily there are a number of changes because of the different purpose for which volunteers are asked. If the precedents are followed Secretary AJger , promptly upon the signing and Issuance of the proclamation , will request tbo executives of caoh of the several states to cause to bo Immediately detached from the mllltla the quota they may he called on to furnish. The governors will communicate the time at which such mllltla will bo expected at the rendezvous where they they will be met by olllcers of the United States to muster them Into the service ot the government. Pollowlng this the secretary of war will designate olflccrsi for the niuwter service and they will report at the places In each state where the troops may bo rendezvoused. President Lincoln's first call wau for but 75,000 men , but the total number furnished was 91 , SIC. Orilcru to lima Mllltla. SIOUX CITV , April 22. ( Special Tele gram. ) General orders have been received by the twrlvo companies of infantry of the Fourth regiment , Iowa National guards , to examine all persons desiring to volunteer. As a result regimental doctors have hcn busy all day testing tbe physical qualifications of the men. All of the guardsmen took thd examination , but about one-third will prob ably bo rejected. 'Man ' ) * private citizens are volunteering In Sioux City. iiK Volunteer KANSAS CITY. April 22. Nearly a full regiment ot the first volunteer companies of Missouri has been secured with but two days' recruiting. At the close of the first day 201 men had been accepted. Thcsu , with companies ( > romlr < ed trom other sources , make the enlistment ot voluuteori nlono of nearly 900 men. Itecrultlng to fill up tbo Tulrd regiment Us alao already progrewed rapidly till Its oftlcem today cnnounco they would aoon have twelve complete compaivlm , or 1,200 men. Both reciultlng olll"iM pre sented scenes of unusual activity today. < ; < > ! nMT Out to 'Meet the Oreitou. BUENOS AYRB3. April 22. The Spanloh torpedo gunboat Tomerarlo left hero today. It ls believed It Is going to meet the United States battleship Oregon , It Is now announced that the departure ot the Temerarlo has been postponed. The Oregon and Marietta , nt a rough estimate , have about 3,000 miles straining be tween Va'.TiaralRO and' Montevideo. The bat tleship will necessarily keep company wild the gunboat , a. ) the latter Is better able , owing to the quicker manner In which It can bo handled , to successfully engage tbo Spanish torpedo gunboat Tcmcrarlo , which IMS a speed of twenty knots against the sixteen knots speed credited to the Oregon. The Marietta hao a speed of about twelve knots. Therefore Uio Oregon should take from twelve to thirteen ilajw In making the trip from Valparaiso to Montevideo. As It loft Valparaiso on Monday Mat , the Oregon with Its consort , la now ncar.'eig Capo Horn from the Pacific tide. AilvlNiCniitlniiliiK SiiKimtii Ctililuet. MADRID , April 22. All the persons who have been ccrv ultcd by the queen regent have advised a continuance of the agastx cabinet. It Is probable , however , that the minister ot marine , Admiral Ilcrmejo , will Inr-lst upon resigning , in order to take coni- nnnd of a squadron. Patriotic demcrntra- tlons continue throughout the Spanish pro vinces. Ilaltliiuirn Ileni-lie * Iliinur Kuiiir. HONG KONG , April 22. The United States cruiser Baltimore has arrived hero and the American squadron is ready for sea. Tenilerx the l.eorKln Mllltln. ATLANTA. Ga , , Ay/rll 22. Governor At- klnEon today wired President McKlnley ten dering tbe servlcea of the Georgia militia. CASTOR IA For Xnfantb and Children.