Spanish American War Begins

Headlines Member Photo

Clipped by Headlines

Spanish American War Begins - tin Ucpublicnn. TWENTY-SIXTH YE1E. DECATUK,...
tin Ucpublicnn. TWENTY-SIXTH YE1E. DECATUK, ILLINOIS, MONDAY, APRIL 25, 1898. NUMBER TWENTY-ONE. DECLARATION OF WAR / President McKinley's Message to Congress Asking Formal Action. The Volunteer Spirit Spreading in American-Spanish Guns From Morro Castle Fire on the American Fleet--Failed to Hit Any Ship--More Cap= tures by the United States Battleships. THE STATEMILITIA CALL TO-NIGHT DECLmTIOK OF WJRJT CONfBESS Washington, D. C., April 25.--The bill reported by the House Foreign Affairs committee declaring war, reads: First--That war be and the same hereby is declared declared to exist, and that war has existed since the 21st of April, A. D. 1898, between the United States and the Kingdom of Spain. Second" That the president of the United States bo and he is hereby directed and empowered to use the entire land and naval forces of the United States, and call into actual service the United States Militia of the several states to such an extent as may be necessary to carry this act into effect. The foregoing declaration was unanimously adopted and is now in effect. The Senate promptly passed the bill and President President McKinley has affixed his signature to the document. document. Spanish Fleet to Sail. Mar Bulletin--April 25--A London special from Cape Verde islands says it is believed the Spanish fleet will sail today. Limit is 125,000. War Bulletin--It is positively stated that the president does not at present contemplate a further call for volunteers. Declared War. War Bulletin--It took the House one minute and forty-one seconds to pass declaration of war. THE HAVANA CABLE GUT, Posted Sunday at Madrid==A Bitter Declaration. President's War Message to Congress. SPAIN'S WAR DEGREE Madrid, April 25--The following decree "Clause 3. Notwithstanding that Spain Uncle Sam Severs Blanco's Connection Connection With Madrid. Tampa, Fla., April 25.--The United States bave cut the Havana cable. out was made about 10 miles out of Havana, and tbe southern end of the now on the Mangrove, which wan recently converted into an auxiliary cruiser. This gives the government exclusive use of tbe cable and entirely cuts Blanco off from communication with .Spain, as the Insurgents are between the other osble port*. It Is Intended, as soon as the blockade of Clonf uegos establish, tu out the cable between that point and Jamaica, thus entirely severing telegraphic oomunicatlon between Cuba and the outside world, except for such as Is sont through tho United Stated censorship. This censorship has already been rigidly established at Key West. Tbe govern ment has seized the cable office at that point and discharged all operators except one, who has been put under oath not to reveal the material sont from tho Washington. Besides this, be Is closely watched to prevent his communicating Information to correspondents. A detail of marines is constantly on guard at the cable office. BOMBARDMENT OF HAVANA. Lordon, April 25.--The British foreign ol'Jca has bicn advised that the American fleet intends to bombard Havana. Notification of this fact Las been cabled to the British ccnsnl general in

Clipped from
  1. Decatur Daily Republican,
  2. 25 Apr 1898, Mon,
  3. Page 1

Headlines Member Photo
  • Spanish American War Begins

    Headlines – 25 Apr 2013

Want to comment on this Clipping? Sign up for a free account, or sign in