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Deadwood, South Dakota
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Thursday, April 7, 1898
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Ing returns oC $17.20, and Ue sand MAYOR STAR RE-NOMINATED. the .:i;ii;:s ikdustry, SPALIIIIG FOB ViuD, OMAHA ADYERII$E.:ilT3. spaih is dieed;;:g a SCAD OH HER HOSE! Bi Considtntt. That the vagem. for war new mining all classes ,f uiack Hill people t interne. Is demonstrated by the large number who read the bulletins and look at the pl -tures posted In the window of the Pioneer-Times offlre, ami the still largt" number who keep the telephone wire hot and two men All Requests Made by United States of Spain are Rejected and Lively Preparations are Being Made for Naval Warfare. anish Minister Recalled from Washington Si and Minister Woodford to Leave Madrid Flying Squadron Moves. Final Instructions. Washington, April 1. Special to the Pioneer-Time: Captain Cronltmhle.d and Commander I'.arker of the navil board have been summoned to the cabinet meeting, and it is understood that they are getting final Instructions In the preparations for war. mi Jo G1S0LIIIE E!:gi::s. STEAM. Q AO 52 WATER SUPPLIEO. fairsankw, no.tts ft :a, 810a Parnam St Omaha, Hja .. 3 1S fcl D. it W. Lawrence Skovv Taili-rdst i:J --Flt Dresser. f r Run end Robet to order, f ixldarmy supplies In stock. i: work guaranteed first at&sf. 90S South 13th Et Omaha S.bruU."'" 21 Bead for eataJtguc t 10-98 b. W. LEWIS HENDEXISOri, FLORIST. Cut b.wsrt, Plants and rioni signs . pped on short notice, v j 16vh and remain flu., 0 nia, IsbratU. ( 8-3 S 98 D. W. . .: t W. a ROBINSON, j Assayer and Htzl I 1119 Dodft-a Strut, M OMAHA, - - Nbrakc Ssmplss by Kail. I-U-58-D. 4 W. " BISHOP & CO. S Lunch Counter AND Dining Room. 1517 Cap tol A vs., Oaiaaa, Seating Capacity 8-24-98 d andw. DR. DAILEY, lStk aa Vsraas ta raatoa aires, Osssse . hales $12.80. to the ton In gold. They were not selected samples, either, but a fair average representation of the material. This is very high value for hales; there have been but very few Instances where the ahalss gave higher assays. The shales of the Bald Mountain and Ruby Basin country usually assay about $1.60 per ton. This Igh grads shale Indicates that then will be a body of high grade ore en countered soon. President Zlpp, who watching the work closely, thinks the ore ton cannot be to exceed ten or flrWa feet away, Speclmeus of the shale have bwa found that show free ild. All these Indications of mlner- I serve to greatly encourage the com pany. Between layers of the shale are narrow smms of gouge which Is very rich la tnm gold, and a number of pan trs have been made showing th gouge to carry $4u0 to the ton at least. TWO BIT. D. C. Baker made a tour of the Two Bit district yesterday, visiting many of the prominent proper lea He Informs us that the numerous companies are all hard at work, pushing their shaft down with all possible haste to reaea the ore sonee. The district Is lively and a great many men are at work In the mines and In various other ways. The Oreat Eastern and Chicago and Two Bit companies are working la highly mineralised shales that run $4 to $6 to the ton. These shales lie Just above the ore and are the same as found In the Hardin shaft before the ore waa struck. The Hercules company is doing good work and Its fins mining piant la oper- aalng very nicely. The Oolden Crest Is also looking fine. Smith A Powers have struck a fine vertical vela of sul phide ore on their property, south ot the Sundance and weet of the Oolden Crest The Detroit and Deadwood shaft oa the Ground Hog Is 70 feet deep and operations were suspended on account ot the large Inflow of water, but work will be resumed shortly. The Indications were very favorable and It Is believed the ore sons will be reached within 75 feet more at thai place, the shaft being situated In a comparatively low place. Mr. Baker says that there Is lota ot building being dons In ths town at Dublin; the Miners' Union Is putting up a nice hall and Bvs modern dwell ings are going up. MORE GOLD MINES, t lories of big "finds" of gold reach us, not only from the Klondike, but fro nimany pans of ths country not hitherto susplcioned of being veined by the precious metal. A tremendous Impetus to mining Industry and the development by syndicates of capitalists of natural waits In numerous direc tions has resulted. Tho exposure and hardships of frontier miners have ever been productive of rheumatism, one of the most obstinate and agonising of complaints. As a means of ameliorat ing and preventing this malady, Hos- tetter's Stomach Bitters is unequalled. The action of this fine medicine Is al so speedily felt In cases of malaria, dyspeptic and kidney and bladder com-p'alnu. Lumbago and other Infirmities Incident to advancing years are al so counteracted by It 0 ' Senator Proctor' speech Is about the beet Information yet received as to the conditions prevailing In Cuba, and as such It Is prized In an emergency like the present when there is such a flood of misinformation that ons does not know what to belters. A triple alliance between the Unite! States, Oreat Britain and Japan, whlcn Is talked of, would be the most power ful alliance In the world. This Is the season of ths year when it is most generally regarded that mar rlage Is s failure. It Is needless to taate that It Is house-cleaning time. The United states now Has a navy equal to almost any emergency, and there need be no fear of such a wsak old bankrupt nation as Spain. FOUR PENNSYLVANIA 8TATTON8 IN NEW YORK Are Inlets to aM parts of the city; Oort- landt street station Is ths gateway to the great sky-ecrapers; Desbrosssa street station leads into the wholesale district; Twenty-third street stolon Is ths Inlet to hotels, clubs, ths retail shopping district and ths residential sections; the station at foot of Fulton street Brooklyn, serves the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. For details address H. R. Derlng, A. O. P. Art, 141 South Clark street, Chicago. It Is estimated that ths acreage ot sugar beets In Nebraska will bs in creased ten thousand acres this year over last and beet sugar factories are being organised oa ths oo-operatlvs plan. Those Nebraska farmers are learning that thsre Is prosperity In sight and at hand tor them, wi'hout the visionary sob ernes of their dlstjn guished cltlsea, Mr. Bryan. Sound money and protection are found to be more beneficial than free silver and free trade, and Mr.. Bryan can asvr carry that stats again. WHEN TCAYlXINa. Whether on pleassre beat or oa boat nesa, takt om every trip a bottle) of Syrup of figs, as tt acts most pis antiy sad effectually oa ths kidneys, liver and bowels, preventing ferers, headaches, u4 ether forma of sickness. For saw ta N seat bottles by ail kni- lng drugsiata. Maanfartured fcy ths California Thr Cyras Co, e2y. Ths PloMSfVTias fsb Sss it f e lex the) h&X vers r f itiizzl ta tin BlaskSS rrkeseivBj t he L.irgeat Citizen's Convention Held in this City In Many Year. Pursuant to a call by a committee ot citizen, a mas convention wa held at the city hall last evening, for the purpose of mnuimitlng candidate for mayor and other otllces in the city's government. As early us 7:30 the citizen com menced to assemble and by the ap pointed hour, 8 o'clock, the spacious hall was crowded to the doors, fully 150 standing and many remaining out in the ball, unuMe to gain admittance. The' meeting was called to order by P. II. Kariy. I'pon motion, James Frawley was chiMten chairman, and N. K. Franklin was selected as secretary. M. I). Ituttsiter moved the nomination of lion. Sol Star, for mayor, by accU- mat ion, and scarcely had he concluded when fully a scorn of seconds arose from the throng. The motion waa presented and carried by a vociferous chorus of 'uye' that echoed through the hall. There was not a dissenting voice. There were calls for "Star." apewh," but the recipient of the ova tion was not present and a committee of three was appointed to encort Mr. Star Into the meeting. ilermun 111 hod was nominated a city treasurer and P. II. Early, the present lncunilH.-ut for city Justice of the peace, without opposition. Representative of the different ward announced that it was preferable to hold ward meetings and select their candidates for council men in that manner. The meeting consented to this. The citizen's of the First ward will hold their meeting oMnday evening, and the others will be announced throiiKh the paiers. Mr. Star appeared at this Juncture and elUtwed his way through thecrowd to the platform, amid deafening cheers. Mr. Star bowed In graceful acknowledgement to the compliment bestowed and when order was restored, madeona of his characteristic bright addresses, and for a few moments held the closest attention. lie expressed bis gratefulness for the nomination and felt honored by the manifestations of appreciation and confidence in him. The largo attendance evinced the Interest tho people feel In the election. He would not on thla occasion define his policy but promised that he will be heard dur ing the campaign. A happy thought occurred to someone, who suggested that Inasmuch as the women have votes for the election of treasurer and members of the school board, no action be taken at thla meeting with regard to nomlnatloa of such officials, but that the women be invited to attend a convention at a subsequent period. It was decided to meet at the city hall next Saturday evening, and an earnest Invitation be extended to the women to attend. In this the assemblage exhibited not only good Judgment but gallantry as well. MEADE COUNTY BOND CASE. The alternative writ of mandamus Issued by the cir 'It court In the Meade county defaulted Interest case, made returnable yesterday, was argued before Judge Moore yesterday, by C. C. Polk, states' attorney of Meade county, asslKted by W. U McLaughlin, for that litigant, and States' Attorney WII-son for Iawrence county. The question was argued at length, Meade county endeavoring to avoid the payment ol the sum claimed by I.wrence county to be due. Judge Moore granted a peremptory writ against Jacob Kefller, treasurer of Meado county, requiring him to pay tho defaulted Interest on the 5 per cent bonds in quest Ion, held by ltwrencc county, out of the moneys In his hands for that purpose. Treasurer Keflltr gave notice of an appeal to the supremo court. CIIlCflT COURT. The Jury in the case of John R. Wll son vs. City of Deadwood, which was a suit to recover $2,000 damages allegel to have been sustained by reason of the city grading Centennial avenue, neces sitating the plaintiff building a new stone wall In front of his property, yesterday morning returned a verdlrt In favor of plaintiff and allowing him M)0 damages. Mr. Wilson Informs us that he will appeal the case. Walter i'unteney was released ou furnishing londs In the sum of $500, for his appearance Itefnre Judg Moore on Tuesday, when his honor will sit as a committing magistrate to give I'unteney a preliminary examination on the charge of assault with a deadly weapon with Intent to kill. The ha leas corpus proceeding were cont in tied pending the above mentlolned hearing. All civil case set for trial! for next Tuesday are continued to Thursday on account of the I'unteney matter. NO EXPERIMENT. Dr. L. Miller's experience In the treatment of long-standing and circuit nervous diseases, makes the cuts sur In the cases he undertakes.for he tend the incurable away without taking fee. The cause of disease Is UlckI apparent, hence the doctor does not experiment but removes It, as rspHly as the co-operation of the patient allow. Among other diseases these a4 curs ble: Stammering, rheumatism, Bt Vitus dance, catarrh, goetlr, pile, uts eases of the skin, blood chest, throa liver and stomach, producing, nervous prostration, weakening functions, d blllty. dlxxlness, loss of memory and other symptoms. Consultation tree at Olllmore house, Wednesday, April Ith from 1 to I p. m. The rongrelo'.al elections of 1894 will be fought out on the lines of the campaign of 1896, when the people Judged wisely and well, as has been demonstrated by experience. The people are not likely to change their minds when there Is so much Justification of their former conclusions. The Various Shafts in Two Bit District Show Good Indict tions of Ore Bodies. Rumored That SMiciout Ore was Struck in Hardin Shaft. The Yankee Boy. Jamea Duffy was in from Two Ult yesterday and has It to say In regard to the affairs of the Two lilt T-Jwnalls company, that everything Is prosper ous. The cafe haa been a success beyond expectation and the hotel is crowded past Its capacity. The shaft of the Oreat Eastern Mining company la now down about ttO feet There are strong- reason for believing that they are close to a body of ore, as the shaft, both In appearance and composition, Is exactly similar to tho formation found Immediately above the vein of pyrlttc or uncovered In the original Hardin shaft. The Chicago and Two Bit shaft has reached a depth of 260 feet and is still sinking through a sand rook. Judging from the location of the abaft and the Indication of the leads In the Two Bit dlatrk-t. It la expected that It will Oe necessary to go to a depth of from 350 to COO feet The Oreat Northern Mining company have been retarded In the progress of their work owing to the extreme hardness of the rock through which their shaft Is being sunk. Though every means Is being used to hurry the work their progress la necessarily alow. They are down 110 feet. John Oliver, superintendent for Mr. Barrett at the National Bonania mine, Two Bit, Is rapidly pushing work and having good euocess In sinking the shaft, considering the nature of the rock through which they are passing. It is a hard and solid porphyry and extremely difficult to handle. Two shifts of eight men each are at work, and the shaft has reached a depth of 130 feet. There la a fairly well substantiated rumor afloat to the effect that shortly before Jamej D. Hardin left for the et tt, on his last trip, a surprise was unearthed In the shape of the Hardin Mine and Manufacturing company. It s stated that In the east drift, and a short distance from the shaft, a cross cut was made and that to the south a body of high grade siliceous ore was discovered. If It Is true, It makes the Hardin mine a unique proposition, with paylrg bodies of pyrltlc and sill' ccous ores In sight at the same time. The machinery for a new hoist haa been ordered by the Deadwood and De troit company for the Pat Smith ground. It was Frank Lanahan, not Hanford, who was elected financial secretary ot the Miners' Union. Pat Smith donated a lot In Dublin and some money for the erection of a union hall. YANKEE BOY. John McLaughlin came In from Car- Donate Camp yesterday, brlnglng.wltb him about 1.000 pounds of ore from the Yankee Hoy property upon whlcn be will make a thorough mill test As says have been had showing the ore to carry as high as 40 per cent lead and about 110 In gold and silver. A fine ledge of this ore has been exposed by the development work recently done. CONCENTRATES. John Mauss has bought from W. H Lancaster and 0. F. Funk, all ot their Interests In the Jsy Bird group, of three claims, on Two Bit gulch. Jamea Callanan, of Das Molnea, la., through bis agent, George 8. Jackson, baa received a United States patent for the Diamond lode, In the .Bear gulch district The Oolden Hill company's shaft In the Two Bit district la down 165 feet, and Is approaching the ore xone rap Idly. A small pocket of siliceous ore was struck Wednesday, lying In the shales. THE CLEOPATRA. R. B. Hughes, superintendent of the Cleoitra Mining company, returned yesterday from the ivroperty, which Is situated on Squaw creek, about a mile above the mouth of the gulch. Mr, Hughes haa put a crew of miners at work sinking a new prospecting shaft and as soon a It gets fairly started will put on da ytnd eight shifts. Hs thinks quartslte will- be reached within 150 feet below the surface. The shaft Is being sunk about 160 feet down the hill from the old workings, where a good body of ore was opened. A BIO JUDOMENT. J. Itasseltlne Carstalrs and Mr, Goodwin arrived yesterday from New York, and will reman, a few days on important mining business. Mr. Car taairs Is plaintiff In a suit against the Oro Cache Mining company for the re covery of money on a quantity of bond carried since August I860, and on Feb ruary 8, 1898, was given a Judgment In circuit court (or tbesum of $96,747.81 The property will be sold by sheriff on Wednesday, April f, to satisfy safd Judgment This Is the property Spruce gulch adjoining the Highland Chief ground, that waa sold by Charles M. Bometaler to the Oro Cache Mining company, on August 10, 7880. HIOH ORADJB SHALES. The Deadwood Mining and Development company's shaft, oa towsr Two Bit. Is 176 feet deep and sinking is pro- greasing steadily. The material encountered Is lime and sand shales, the latter Indicating the doss proximity to the ore sons. Samples were brought tn from lbs shaft on Friday sad wer assayed yesterday, the 11ms shales gt Sptln Asks Until tpriMS to Reply and President Atks Congress for Time. "Sir" Members in Congress on Nettles end Naval Affairs Want to Gst Loose. Washington, April 1 Special to tho Pioneer-Times: Another day of anx iety, suspense and uncertainty and the Spanish-CubsB question, war or no war with Spain, is no nearer to a solu tion than It was twenty-four hours ago. Spain asks until April 15 to answer thr demands of ths administration and ohe president asks until Tueeuay tn submit his forthcoming message to congrees, promised to be eent in Mon day. It Is generally admitted here now that the wily Spaniard, with less regard for fairness, has beaten ths United States In ths gams ot diplomacy and this humiliating fact makes the "war" members of congress aU the more eager for a test ot warfare. They say that this does not change ths situ ation and war wtll be declared as soon as the president's message Is received. The sub-committee on foreign relations to whom was referred the resolution of Wednesday, haa drafted a resolution declaring the Independence of Cuba sad recommending the tntsrven. tion of the United States. Vhls motion will bs reported Monday, and a leading senator says that congress will declare war M "today, Ths refusal of ths president to per mit the squadrons at Key West and Hamptcj Roads to move at ones Into Cuban waters Is a great disappoint ment la naval circles. Officers and men are alike eager for a struggle with ths hated Spaniard, to right ths terrible wrongs heaped upon Cuba and fur the greater purpose of avenging tho murder of their comrades of the Maine hwioh will be their rallying cry in oass of war, ecretary Oage wtll go to New York Sunday to meet the leading bankers and financiers for ths purpose of discussing and arranging for a war loan. Diplomatic relations with Spam hsve not been severed, but such Is the situa tion that Minister Woodford may leave at any minute, either be recalled tr given his pass par a s Ths tptniih Flotilla. Madrid, April $. Special to the Pto- aeer-Tlmes: Ths Spanish flotilla of torpedo boats has arrived at Cape Verde, where after coallns, u will pro-seed to Porto Rico, Ths report sent to a London news paper yesterday that Minister Woodford had left Madrid, was not true, al though preparations havj been made to leave on short notice. The Royal Family Seared. Berlin, April 1-flpecial to ths Pto- seer-Tlmes: The Oermsa ambassador at Madrid Informs his govVnment that ths Spanish royal family are la great tear of an outbreak and that the hoy king, Alphonao III, will bs taken to Andalusia, where hs will bs compara tively safe and can amuse himself by sail lag oa his yacht SPAIN ADEPT WITH WORDS. . Bismarck Thinks Coquetry Will Not Oo With United State. Berlin, April 1 Prise Bismarck granted an audisaos yesterday to an Intimate friend. Burgomaster Fischer of Augsburg, who formerly was ons of ths liberal leaders In ths Prussian diet Ths ex-ohancellor has hitherto said very MtUe for publication oa ths Span ish-American situation. However, hs sssmsd not averse to being quoted. Hs said: "I have la times past thoroughly em phasised my opinion with 'respect to th soergeUo activtty of ths United States, which seems now on the srs ot furnishing to ths world an actual exponent ot the, to my mind, very unjust Monroe doctrine. Nevertheless, J am la wbolesouled sympathy with the United States songrees, which, under ths present circumstances, deuanls that the Mala Incident shall act go by npuniahed. America is a wonderful oouatrr and ths Tank nation may bs oom pared to a mighty, haughty over grown giant, snorting with anxiety to spend his unlimited physical power on sons on. "But ths Americans hare much to tears yet from their more polite European brethren. It most nerer bs forgotten that on of ths principal fas- tors la Intern si ion si drnkxaacy Is sowtssy. Yanks are too coarse la their sxpresBlons cf ill rllL On th other sand, I bM that t&Sas, bypo- arttleal suLrtty 8a wMok th Epaa-taarda asset to adept I tsar that Chi impotent Castillaa haughtlsM and ths ones landed CpaaUh natlcoal pride has evolved into a more tsmlTli coquetry, and Is nothing mor than oataataUons display of realty. I "Lot m tell yos that Spata hit not a ghost of a efcaaot afsisst America, nod I will be th most surprised mania Cs world tf, riVk th pnmt t3s3- eSency. Epaia wtll permit kwwf to bs plucfed law sack aa asasnal strtfV ( busy answering tin m. The bulletin are posted and extras are Issued gratuitous, but to answer all the telephone calls ana stop to talk to all who drop in to ask "What's the war news?" Is a hardship that la trying on the nerve. If our friends will be a little more con-slderate they will place us um.r lasting obligations. l!i ginning today, tho telegraphic servico will be Increased and Improved from day to day until It Is made satisfactory to all. Import ant events will be bulletined or sent out In the shape of "Extras," but It Is asking too much tt be allowed to read the dispatches before they are prepared for the window or the press. At 7 o'clock p. m. the real work of mil the paper begins, and s the force is limited, no one has time to entertain visitors or "privileged char acters," who drop In off the street. But there are those whose calls are a real pleasure and rrllsvs the monotony of the grind. They drop in bringing a cheerful breese with them, say what they came In to say, and out they go again, leaving the office brighter and bettor for their having called. Then there are those to whom we are under obligations for valuable assistance and as confidential advisers. They not on ly bring good cheer but they help to fill space in the columns, answer tele phone calls and make themselves gen-srally useful. In this class ara Sam Cushmaa. Judge Burns, E. C. Johnson, John L. Scofleld and others who are a part of "wa." A Utile patience and consideration and ths latest war news will be presented In readable form. This Is Tear Oppertaalty. On receipt of ten esnts, eash er stamps, a Beaeroas suapl will be ssaiUd of th most popnlar Catarrh asd Bay l'vr Cur (Ely's Cream Balm) smfflelsnt to dasBoa-Itrml ths great merits of ths remedy. XXX BROTHER, 6 Warns bt, Mw York City. Rev. John Raid, Jr.. of 0ml Falls, Moot, reeommsndsd L'ly's Cream Balm la so. I mo ( DpbasU Lt tUinn, "It is a pod. tWs tor fur ratarrh if ased as diroted.H Rv. rraael W. Tool, Pastor Central Pres. Church, Ulna, Moat Kly' Cream Balm 1 ths sksewldd snrs far eatarrh and eootaios bo ssera nor say Injurious drag. Trim, M eaale. - The weekly crisis In European affairs this week is postponed on account of the Spanish-American situation Bcwxrc of Imititlfu K0TIC1 CF rO&TEITUU. To Job Lawrsnsoa or to whom thla as-Uet may concern: Ton ara hereby notified that I bars sxpsndsd In labor and la provsmsnu upon sach of ths tot lowing claims, for ths years 1811. 1881, 1888, 1884 and 1188, f 100, and orsr upon sack aa follows: Ths Dix ie. Tan. Cross, No. L Cross No. a, Bob Whits. Clara, Beeals, NslU aai SXattJa lode claims, situated la Carbonate mla-tng district, Lawrsnos sonnty, a. IX, hi srder to hold said premises, aster the provisions ot section ittt, rsrissd stoats ot ths United States, being the amount required to bold sala tor ths aforesaid years, ending bar IL ill! sad lt rlthia ninety aart from tho service of this actio ansa yea by publicatloa yon fail or refuse to eeatributs your proportion ot said tspcadltur as ec owner, your Inter ests la said slalms will besom ths property ot th labscrtbef, andsr said section ttli, Dead rood. 8. D Fsb. 1ft, 1KI J. T. OZLLiZOU. (first Pus. Fes. It, USS.) LOOK EX3JB, 9U0.00 Give Away la Prises at Loss Co! Photograph OaUsry. At Deadwood, t Doa Mala street Ws wtll gir on ticket to aU the harts t as dosea of oar cabinet slss photo graphs at oar usual pries. 10 dot 1x10 Black HU lawa,..ISQ,K 80 dot Black Hills it . 80.00 10 dot cabinet phctos 80.W 80 H dot cabinet photo I0.OC 40tt dot cabinet photo. 10.08 10 crayon potu-tiu, framed, fine work 800.0 Smaller sixes to th amonst of., 70.00 Total I4M.M Ton want your picture takes atme- tlmc, now to your Urn. This chases only lasts for a short ttats, We ara makUg a vpoeialty oa large work. Can la and sec war 11 crayon. Tea will bs iwpris&t H. B. LOCKS A (XX 1 "" f - ! - U i -"If Ext K:1 till e::i crsti- $:- WuahlnRton, April 1.- Spt'dal to th Plonwr-Ttim-s: i'tni latral war news haa thrown tlm hile city Into the wildcat excitement, anil It la growing ni.rt! IntHime ?vry Imiir. The trets are crowili'cl with iplc ami every bulletin Is received in the wildest manner. At an early hour I resilient McKlnley cauiwxl the anni)ii;icenieit to be made that the honor and dignity of the United F-latea would te tipheld at any cont. Thin announcement coming on the heel of the Imprecation that had been given out In the last few days that the administration was Keeking delay and any rxeuao to avoid war created the wildest enthusiasm, and tt lb now ilfl-nltely known th it the demand made by PresMi nt MrKlnley upon the 8pan-ImIi Kovernnumt railed for the complete Independence of the Cuban, the withdrawal of Spanish trxp from Cuba, Nothing can prevent a war now except u complete backdown on the part of Spain, and thin Is not thought at all likely now. Immediately upon the receipt of a ralileirrnm from Minister Woodford at Madrid that the Queen ' cabinet had cauaH a note to be delivered to him refusing the demand of President McKlnl.-y, the lalterhurrled- ly called hit) cabinet together, and It wail unanimously derided that nothing was left but to enforce tho demands at the mouth of tho cannon. Theprewl-dent without further delay prepared a cablegram to Minister Woodford, calling him home and .nutructlng him to clone all llplomMc Intercourse with the government at Madrid. Aa thla dispatch wa In thn act of preparation, word waa brought to the executive mansion, where the cabinet waa In sps-lon, thai the Spanish Minister Polo had received Instruction from his government At once, upon the receipt of this, order were dispatched to the flying iquadron to proceed with highest apoed In :he direction of Cuba, and be ready for action at any moment. The cabinet has been In session all the afternoon. The situation of Con-aul Owneral I .-co waa discussed at length, and the president announced that every effort would Ixi made to protect him, and that If he iuffered any Indignity at the hands of the Spanish In Cuba, they would be made to pay dearly for It, If It took evary round of ammunition the country had. The war, state and navy department will remain open all night tonight. War preparation!! of the moat menacing kind are being hurried with terrific dispatch, and It is believed that within forty-eight hours tm'ri) will be an engagement on the hlnh seas between Spain and the United ISaUw. The Alying Squadron Sails. Washington. April 1. Special to the Pioneer-Times: Conjectures were rile yesterday afternoon and last night as to what orders had been given to the flying squadron. It leaked out In some manner that It ha orders to Intercept the torpeodo flotilla, consisting of the torpedo catcher, Furror, Pluton, Terror, Raero, and torpedo boat Axor and Ailete, which will be due according to the latest reports at Cuba within a few hours. It la also known that orders have gone out to look out for the Spanish cruisers and Iron-clad that wore ordered secretly on a cruise few days ago. Given Until Monday. Washington. April 1. Special to the Plonecr-Tlmes: The senate committee on foreign affair was slow again today In getting to work. The lethargy was due to tho fact that In view of communications from President Me-Klnley of a very satisfactory character the committee was desirous of waiting on the exccutl'-e. At 12 o'clock, while the committee was still In session, word was received that 8 pain had practically rejected the demand., of the United States. The senate convened, and It was agreed to adjourn over rn-tll Monday, which means that no mes sage will be received until that time. A committee waited on the president and informed him that unless some thing was done of a definite nature by that time congress wou'td be compelled fo act Spain Refuses. Washington, April 1. Special to the Plonw-Tlmes: A cablegram was received from Minister Woodford today that the Spanish government had officially declined to accede to the demands of the United States, and had Instructed Us representatives to close all further diplomatic Intercourse with 'he government at Washington. The Information contained in this dispatch was later confirmed by the Spanish minister himself, In a note received at the state department, o Russia in China. 8t. Petersburg, April 1. The foreign gi emments have been officially notified of the occupation by Russia of Port Arthur and Tallen-Wan. The official MeMengvr publishes a circular hwlch ha been telegraphed by Count Muravleff, the Russian mlnliter for foreign affairs, to the representatives of Russia abroad. It as follows. "lly virtue of a convention signed at Pekln March 27, Port Arthur and the Port of Tallen-Wan, and the territories adjacent, bare been ceded to Russia In usufruct China. "You are requestd to notify the government whereto you are accredited, adding that the above mentioned porti and territories will be Immediately oc cupled by Russian troops, and that tho KiiMlan flag will be hoisted by the side of the Chinese flag. "You may at the same time Inform the foreign minister that the Port if Tallen-Wan will be open to foreign trade, and that the largest measure of hospitality will be extended to the ships of all friendly nations." London, April 1. The London morning press gloomily views the Russian fait accompli on the Lino-Tung penln aula. The Chronicle says It does not re member In modern history any diplo matic reverse suffered by a great pow er that Is in any way comparable to that which now falls on Oreat Britain. It angrily condemns that suggestion that the door has been kept open, an J says: "The British cltlten Is not foil. Such a story is not good enougn for him." HATS OFF TO PETTIOREW. Washington, April 1. To the Plo-neer-Tlmes, Deadwood: The committee on appropriations has, on my motion, unanimously adopted an amendment to the sundry civil appropriation bill, absolutely vacating and abolishing the Black Hills Forest Reservation. R. F. PETTIOREW. o REPRESENTATITES EXCITED. Members Say Peace Depends on a Very Slender Thread. Washington, April 2. The members of the bouse were all In a state of suppressed excitement this morning. Ev eryway was eageny awaiting news from Madrid. Peace, members say, depends upon a slender thread. A prominent republican ot the house ex-prase the opinion that the situation Is more critical today than It has ever been. "The reply of the Spanish ministry received by the president last night," said he, "Is unsatisfactory, but diplomacy is being used, as a great nation cannot be forced down In a day." A republican member of the houe foreign affairs committee said that thd order tor the release of the concentre doe would not be satisfactory, and ad ded: "There Is no doubt but what the ul tlmate result must and will be free an I Independent Cuba. I think H will re quire war. I do not see how Spain can surrender the Island without a struggle, but there to a much bettor under standing today between the president and the republican leaders than there has been. Some of the most radical who have talked with him are satisfied that the president will Insist upon what tney are demanding the absolute tn dependence of Cuba." 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