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VtrW > ','1 mis trt» em ma MOIKESI AMQKA. IOWA WJPNEBPAY. APan, n IOWA! OOV. SHAW AOTS. IN PELUA. in fca«*«U ttftnk SSd.OOO Pfitt.A, April 2;).— ftejoieing wns here by the decision by Judge Of- go. tiresseup in Chicago holding brokers Win whom & U. Cassett speculated en the board of tratio with money of the defunct Ififst National bank of tella, for the amounts of the bank's ttoney lost through them, tho decision will bring at least $30.000 to the creditors of the bank* Jt is far-reaching in that if sustained, it will compel broker's to secure accurate knowledge of the source of money which they handle for clients. 13. R. Cassett prior to 1894, *vas president of the First National bank Of this city. He engaged ift speculation on thebonrd of trade and becoming involved used the bank's money. The money was sent; to his brokers in the form of drafts issued by the First National bank of Telia on its Chicago correspondent and signed "E. K. Cassett, president," The brokers contended that they had a fight to regard tho drafts as having been issued to Cassatt in the regular course of tho bank's business) and further that the books of the battle Bhbwed credits to Cassatt sufficient to cover the drafts. Judge Grosscup held that duo diligence had not been exercised by the brokers, that Cassett's credits arc merely nominal and would not havo stood investigation had it been carefully made. IOWA UAND DECISIONS. Secretary BllBB Kulcg on Two Cases From Northwestern lown. ' DES MOINES, April 22.—Decisions of Secretary of tho Interior Bliss on two land cases in 'northern Iowa have been forwarded to the local office. The first, John O. Freburg vs. Arthur E. Holler, involves a quarter section in Plymouth county. Freburg claimed the tract on a timber culture entry madc.prevlous to the cancellation of the St. Paul & Sioux City railroad's claim. The decision made at the land office in DCS Moines in favor of Holler on tho ground of rightful priority was sustained by the government land commissioner and later by the secretary of the interior. In the case of C. T. Archer, of Clay county, and the state versus Henry M. Williams, the secretary rejected the state's claim. The, dispute related to the swampy nature of the ground. EDITOR SUICIDES. Cbnrlcs Beverly, of tlio Marslialltown Statesman, Kills Himself. MAKsiiATJjTOWN, April 23.—Charles Beverly, editor of the Statesman-Press and head of the company publishing that paper, committed siiicide by shooting himself behind the ear with a revolver. He had .been ill for some time and this and the fact that ho was worried over business troubles weighed heavily on his mind. Mr. Beverly twice attempted suicide by turning on the gas in his room at tho Hotel St. George in DCS Moines several weeks ago, ,but each time he was found before the deadly stuff had effected its work. Before going to tho ofllce, where ho fired the fatal shot, he tried to chloroform himself in the bathroom at his home, but %yas interrupted by his wife. Murdered » Babe. DES MOINES, April 23.—The lifeless body of a new-born infant was discovered floating in the river just above Sixth avenue bridge. When it was first'seen it was some six or eight feet from shore, with a small portion of the body above water. There was not a Btitch of clothing on it and not an identifying mark of any kind. It had evidently been in tho water six or eight hours. As yet there is no clue which is likely to lead to the discovery of the murderers. The right side of the skull gives evidence of being crushed as if by a blow, and there is no doubt-that the baby was killed before it was placed in the river, Great "Western Shops ut Oelweln. OEMVEIN, April .35.— The Chicago Great Western has awarded the contract for building its railway shops at this place for $140,790. Tlie contractors will'erect ten single-storied buildings with a combined floor space of 180,000 square feet, and put in complete sewer and water systems. The estimated cost of the completed shops is $350,000, the equipment including the most improved iron and wood working machinery and electric traveling cranes, transfers and derricks. Iowa'8 Guardsmen. DES MoisiKS, April 25.—Iowa's proportion of the call for 120,000 men is 3,773. The present strength of t|ie guard is 2,400, but the captains all nave scores of ex-guardsmen and l?r*pfM-B ttft Afttlto OFtettA.AMtJfAfcT GBSEftAT/S cK, DBS MOWCT, April 21, 1898. GENERAL OllDERS. NO. 15. Company commanders are hereby direct ed to at once require a physical cxomina- tioft of all officers and men of thoir companies, following carefully the instructions Ih General Orders No. 18 and 14-, c. s. from' ihls office. Drs. — -- • -- — , of — j have been requested to Wake the examination and report tlio result to this office. < . ; II. All members of companies who havo family tip* that Would bo detrimental to thctfi'-vcU '.jeering in the United States service in case Iowa should be willed upon for troops, at the request of said soldier slitill at once be discharged. m. Men under the ago of 31 years who cannot secure the Written consent or patents or legally appointed guardian to volunteer i i the United States service in case of a call upon the state for troops, and men who do not pass this required examination. should bo discharged Without delay. IV, IntfenUstments for your company none but the members of Hie guard • ana those who have received military training shall be accepted. V. Company commanders should keep the active strength of their commands up to not less than forty-five men, who, if they should bo ordered into the field, will None other should be cnlistr,d. VL Company commanders should take the natno of all applicants who in their judgment will meet tho requirements of general orders No. 14, and send them to tho surgeons to be examined, ana if they pass the examination take them in as reserve members without enlistment to DO used in case of call to service to 1111 up tho company to tho required number. These men should drill and bo disciplined ready to enter into active scr% r ico. ByordorofGovei.orShaw^^ Adjutant General. Our First Troops. DES MOINES, April S3.—The governor has decided that whatever volunteer regiments may go from Iowa the numbers made historic In the civil war will not be duplicated in this contest. Accordingly, the first regiment of Iowa volunteers to go into the service from this state will be tho Forty-ninth infantry Iowa volunteers. If a cavalry regiment should bo called out, xvhieh is not now very probable, it will bo the Tenth, and the first battery to go will be the Fifth. Will Spcnk Iowa Dny. MABSIIAI.J,TOWN, April 23.—Robert G. Cousins, the eloquent congressman from the Fifth district, has consented to be the orator for Iowa day at the Trans-Mississippi exposition. In a letter to ex-Governor S. B. Packard, chairman of the executive committee of the Iowa commission, Mr. Cousins formally accepts. A Fnrin Fire. ODEBOI/T, April 25.—J. P. Gosk, a farmer living live miles southeast of town, lost his baru, five horses, some hogs, two buggies and about 4,000 bushels of corn in cribs by fire. The origin of the fire is not known. The barn, cribs and horses were insured in the Sac County Mutual. Loss, about §•1,000. . IOWA CONDKNSKD. ALL OIEK THE WORLD WAR NOW A FACt. .— .. A—«— • —• Admiral Sampson's Sqrtsttlron BcgWS tli* Blophnde of Jla*ani». April 22.—Orders were issued from the war department for the North Atlantic squadron to sail to Havana and blockade that port, A dispatch from Key West at 2 o'clock this morning stated that the squadron Was about to saiL The North Atlantic squadron, under Captain Sampson's command, is composed of the battle^ ships Iowa and Indiana, monitors Puritan and Terror, armored cruiser New York (flagship), protected cruisers Cincinnati, Marblehead and Montgomery, gunboats Vicksburg, Wilmington and Annapolis, torpedo boats Ericsson, Cushing, Winslow and a large number of fast yachts and other vessels that have been added to the fleet by purchase. This force is quite competent to blockade nil the ports in Cuba connecting by rail with Havana and likely to be used to supply that place in the event of siege with food •and munitions of war. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS.. Tresltlcnt issues n Proclamation Calling for 135,000 Men. WASHINGTON, April 25.—Tho president has issued a call for volunteers, which concludes as follows: "Now, therefore, I, William McKinlcy, president of the United States, by the power vested in me by the constitution and laws, and deeming sufficient occasion to exist, have thought fit to call for and hereby do call for volunteers to the aggregate number of 125,000, in order to carry into effect the purpose of the said resolution (recently passed by congress), the same to bo apportioned as far as practical among tho several states and territories, and the District of Columbia, according to population, and to serve for two years xin- Icss sooner 'discharged. The details for this object will bo immediately communicated to the proper authorities through tho war department." WOODFORD LEAVES MADRID. •who have had years of military training in readiness to enlist, and the companies can be filled up to the quota required in a very few hours. Stute JJonrtl of Control. EM>Q'«A, April 34.—The state board of control made an inspection of tho industrial school for boys. The board' confirmed the gene/al opinion that this is one of the best managed institutions in the htuto. A forty-foot steel flag staff has been placed on the capitol dome nnd from it now flopts a splendid specimen of "Old Glory." Des Moines dispatch: Mayor MacVicar filed with Adjutant General Byers an application for a position among Iowa's volunteers in case of war between the United States and Spain. He did not ask for a commission, as the majority of applicants have done. Ho simply tendered his services in any capacity which might be desired. It is not unlikely that if Mayor MaeVicar goes to tho front, however, he will bo given a commission. He held one in the Pennsylvania national guards for many years. Burglars made a .big haul at Cedar Falls a few nights ago. The jewelry store of H. L, Chase & Co., of which F. N. Chase, secretary of, tho Iowa commission to the Omaha Exposition, is one of the members, was entered and the safe blown open with dynamite. A large number of diamonds were taken, together with watches and other jewelry. The loss is estimated at §3,000. Entrance was effected through a sky light and the burglars worked behind a screen w,hich sepai-ated the "salesroom from the work room. The robbery was discovered about G a. m., by one of the members of the firm, who came down to take an early train, and found the safe blown to pieces and every artielo it contained, except some valuable papers, gone. A reward of $300 is offered by the firm for the arrest of thieves and the recovery of the stolen property. The main business block of Hop- Idnton a few nights ago was destroyed by a disastrous fire, and before the flames were under control between twenty-five and thirty thousand dollars worth of property was destroyed, The fire originated in a small shed in tho rear of Reed & Petrie's grocery, its cause being a complete mystery, although rumors of incendiarism are afloat. From this small beginning the liames rapidjly spread to the store build- A Great Jingo Demonstration Occurs as lie Departs. MABJIID, April 22.—General Woodford left Madrid last evening at 5:30. There was a great jingo demonstration at the station. A detachment of civil guards accompanied the minister to tho frontier. Spain's action is considered a virtual declaration of war. Hostilities may begin immediately. A semi-official note has just been issued which says Spain considers the ultimatum constitutes a declaration of war; that the Spanish fleet is already on its way to meet tho fleet of the United States. A PROCLAMATION. TEXf OF THE ULtfMAtUM. Spain, ttltfrn IJflttl «»* 23d to AusfrSr,' Manila Wooclford r»»si»o*ti. WASnraoTor. D. C., April 21.—Following is a statement of thfe text oi the ultimatum to Spain. On yester-j day, April 20, 1898, about 11 a. m.. the* 1 department of state served a notice of; the purposes of this government by! delivering to Minister Polo a copy of, the instruction to Minister Woodford, also a copy of the resolutions passed by the congress of the United States on the 19th instant! After the report of this notice the Spanish minister forwarded to the state department a re- qitest for his passports, which were furnished him yesterday afternoon and. a copy of the instructions to Woodford herewith appended. Thq United States minister at Madrid at the same time was instructed to make alike communication to the government of Spain. This morning tho department received from General Woodford a, telegram, a copy of -which is hereunto attached, showing that the Spanish government had broken off diplomatic relations with this government. This course renders unnecessary any further diplomatic action on tho part of the United States: "AprilSO. J898, Woodford. Minister to Madrid:—You have been furnished the text of tho joint resolution voted by the congress of tho United States on the 10th instant, and approved to-day, in relation to the pacification of tho island of Cuba. In obedience to that act. tho president directs you immediately to communicate, to tho government of .Spain tho said resolution with tho formal demand of tho government of tho United States that the government of Spain relinquish its authority and government in the island of Cuba and withdraw its laud and naval forces from Cuba and Cuban waters. In taking this step, the United States hereby disclaims any disposition or intention to c;c- erciso sovereignty, jurisdiction or control over the said island except for tho pacification thereof, and asserts tho determination that when that is accomplished, she will leave tho government and control of tbc island to its people under such free independent government as they may establish. If by the hour of noon on Saturday next, tho '&id day of April, there be not communicated to this government by that oC Spain a full and satisfactory response to this demand and resolution whereby tho end of war in Cuba shall bo assured, tho president will proceed without further notice to use the power and authority enjoined and conferred upon him by said joint resolution to such extent as may bo necessary to carry the same into effect. (Signed) SIIISHMAN." MA.WUIJ, April at—Sherman, Washington.—Early this (Thursday) morning, immediately after tho receipt of your open telegram and before I had commnnicatod tho same to tho Spanish government.. _ tho Spanish minister of foreign affairs notified ^ FrFTY-FirrHCONdRESS. SENATE. Washington, April 19.— Allen offered a resolution recognizing the Cuban independence nnd declaring tlie United States would insist Cuba is notrejspoiasiWofor (my debt of Spnin. He and Butler discussed it and then the senate took up the sundry civil nppropriation bill. Senator Hawiey introduced a bill to increase the military strength of the United States. It is _in accordance with tho dishes of the war department; HOCSB. Tho house adjourned early: after a personal explanation by Grosvenor that, he in a recent speech intended no reflection on the loyalty of tho democrats and populists, and said the south would be foremost ID the war at hnnd. SENATE. Washington, April 20.— Allen of Nebraska introduced a resolution to the effect that no circumstances can rise in relations of the United States and Spain that warrant increase of the interest bearing bonds of the United States or in any manner interfere with the reform of the financial affairs of the United States "on lines laic] down in tho people's party platform of July, 1890." Tho resolution went over under objection. Foraker said in his debate that ho had positive information of tho intention of of tho government to recognize tho representatives of the Cuban government in this country. Allison presented an amendment to the sundry civil bill ap- pronriatiiipr and making immediately available WT8.151 with which to pny to Groat Britain the award for Bering sea claims made bv tho joint cor.vontion of February 2!>, 1800. The amendment wa? agreed to. HOUSE. ' Chairman Hull, of the military affairs committee, asked unanimous consent, which was given, J'or consideration of a bill authorizing the president to call out volunteers. Ho said he had just received a message from tho White' House urging the necessity for tho passage of tho bill to-day. Tho bill was finally passed almost as it was prepared by the war department. Tho principal change in tho bill is that the appointment of all regimental ofllccrs are to bo mado by tho governors of tho states instead of by tho president, as was proposed originally by the war department. This* action conforms to tho practice of the civil war. CONSERVAT.VBS F.MALLV WIN. from the island uba u.v house leaders that < P The resolution as finally agreed upon is waters, and directing the an waers, an th A United [States to usn tho land and na- va! forces of tho" United States to carry these resolutions into cfl.ect. , .,,,,1, Whereas, tho abhorrent conditions which have cxfstcd for more than three years in the island ot Cuba, so near onr own iwt dors have shocked tho moral sense of the pcoplo of the United States and have oc, a disgrace to Christian civilization, Culminating nsthov have in tlio destruction of ?ho United States battleship, w 1th SO. oi U« nfflc-r-rs and crew, whiles on it lucnaij VisUto tho harbor of Havana, and cannot a disgrace to Christian civilization, ulmi nating nsthov ha ?ho United States , U« nfflc-r-rs and crew, whiles on it lucnaij VisUto tho harbor of Havana, and cannot longer bo endured, as has been sot foit bv tho president of tho Lnitel j StatflB ; in his message to congress • April 11, upon which tho action of congress .was m- i fur 903,009. April 31.—What is probably the largest mortgage over given on prpp er ty i" 1 Marshall county ifi&i jxist been recorded. The mortgage ig given by $jnily C, and William J[. fayflr of; Jpb,n S. Thompson, of "• ' - " " ' ' for f03,OQO, 33 acres, the jyfjioH 4s m Marshall Bounty, •'"-"-•- acres ar© located in 340 acres in Mai 1 ' A1V the real, of the? late ing and then the wind spread the fire with alarming rapidity. In a short time the entire block was a blaze and the fire hopelessly beypnd control. Attention was given to saving buildings in adjoining blocks. Though these caught fire many times and all were badly scorched and damaged, the efforts of tho firemen, aided by citizens ami a hundred or more women clad in their best garments, as they came from church, proved successful. A sensation was created in the Burlington College Institute a few days ago by tho bxjicide on tho campus in full view of all the rooms, of Martin Sowden, a. machinist.who discharged a shot gun into his breast, instantly Jailing himself and Betting fire to his clothing. WjUJain Cliristoph, the alleged mur* dej-er of Minnie lipos, was take,n before 'Squire Blieakioy at New jlamp- toR, Through his attorneys ho waived kM preljmin»riesanddemanded t« Wo adjnitteA t° W$' Hte ,. denied, and he w'as &ent- to jnil Hie »cjt}9» of WM» gran|l Jury, President Tells tlio \Vorkl tlint tlie Cu- Imii Coast Is lilocaded. WASHINGTON, April 93.—The president has issued a proclamation that, "the United States of America has instituted and will maintain a blockade of the north coast of Cuba, including the*ports on the said coast between Cardenas and Bahiu Honda and the port of Cienfuegos on the south coast of Cuba aforesaid, in pursuance of the laws of the United States and the .laws of nations applicable in such cases.'' FIRE ON OUR FLE^ET. Spanish Guus at Moro Castle 1'Iro On Our Slilpn. WASHINGTON, April 25.—At 11 o'clock Saturday night and again yesterday morning the guns at Moro castle opened fire on the blockading lloet. No'attention was paid to tho .shots, as it was generally conceded that the shots could do no damage at five miles, and the firing ceased after ten shots had been fired. Powers Will Knjoln Caution. BEKI.IN, April 24.—It is understood that Germany, Austria and Prance will send a joint note to the United States and Spain, enjoining great caution in dealing with neutral shipping. Stimulating Invention. DKS MOISES, April 22.—That the Trans-Mississippi Exposition at Omaha will stimulate invention in Nebraska and surrounding states cannot be doubted. That there is need of it as a means of promoting- invention and manufacturing in the west is evidenced by the fact that only one patent was issued to Nebraska last week and only bix to Iowa, while at the same time Massachusetts received 25, Ohio 20, and Pennsylvania 5-t. Among the most recent applications for patents we have filed complete at Washington for western inventors are tho following: An attachment for steam engines to increase the velocity of steam and thereby increase the power of tho engine, A straw stacker for threshers that narrows in its outward movement and thereby, packs tho straw before depositing it on the stack. A governor for automatic band cutters and feeders that prevents clogging the cylinder of a thresher. ' ' Valuable information about obtaining, valuing and selling patents sent free to any address. T J. & J-.B. ORWIG, Solicitors of Patents. mo that diplomatic relations wore brolton between tho two eountrics and that all communication between thoir respective representatives had ceased. I accordingly asked for safe passports. I turned tho legation over to tlio British embassy and will leave for Paris this afternoon. I have notified tho consuls. (Signed) WOODFORD. Slicrnwii to lle»lgn. WASHINGTON, April 23.—It is announced by tho Post that Secretary Sherman is to resign within a few clays, tho present crisis being too severe for his failing health. AViir Measures Signed. WASHINGTON, April 23.—The. coal embargo resolution and the volunteer army bill have been signed by thu president. [ Soldiers at Chlclcanuvugua. CHATTANOOGA, APKII, 25.—Eight thousand United States regulars are now encamped here. UREVITIES. The loud qutickaig of a lot of duoks, on the way to market, on a Kansas railroad, annoyed a brakcman. Ho effectually mu/.zled them by slipping rubber bunds over their bills. Mrs. Minnie Heinzolman, of Sheboy- g»n, Wis., fell into a trance which Uibted for twenty-eight days. Although uppawmly in deep slumber i she was conscious of everything 1 passing around hor. Some of the New York hotels servo alcoholic stimulants to afternoon tea parties, »»rt tho ladies seem to best tlUs *ww Qf beverage when at is before tliem w fleUp#te Companies A and G, Twenty-fifth infantry, have arrived at Key West. They are the first of the regular troops to arrive. A cable from Caracas, Venezuela, says President .Toaquin Crespo, of Venezuela, wus killed in battle with Iler- nandez, leader of the rebel forces. Washington dispatch: When Senor Polo, Spanish minister to Washington, was handed a copy of the ultimatum which had been sent to the Spanish government, he at once applied lor his passports. Ills application was honored immediately and within a few hours tlio minister left Washington with his suite for Canada, via Buffalo. New York dispatch: The Cuban junta has given out a statement as to the attitude of the Cuban republic towards the United States in view of the resolutions passed by congress. It says the resolutions are tantamount to recognition of the Cuban republic because they recognize the independence of the Cuban people who acknowledge allcgience only to the Cuban republic. Tho only object of the insurrection is tho independence of tho Cuban people. It also says the action merits the deepest gratitude on the part of the Cubans and pledges the cooperation of the Cuban government and army in expelling the Spaniards. Tho Spanish cortes met in special session last week. The queen regent read her speech from tho throne, with the little king sitting at her right. She reviewed the situation and referred to the efforts o; the pope for peace. The queen regent announced she had summoned the cortes to defend Spain's rights, appealed to the Spanish people to gather behind her son's throne. In conclusion the queen said: "Although a dark, gloomy future is before us, the dinicultios are not beyond our powers. With our glorious army and navy and a united nation before the foreign aggression, we trust in God that we shall overcome without stain on our honor the baseless and unjust attacks made upon us." Lew Wallace, the famous soldier, diplomat and novelist, who was 71 years old April 10, has formally withdrawn from the race for- the United States senate, and aunpvinced that he will enter the army and fight for Cuban independence, It is said May }8 has been fixed as the date for the launching of the United States battle ship Alabama, in course of construction at Cramps's shipyard. The Alaham.a will bo the first in tho water of the three big battle ships contracted for in October, i The other two, the Wisconsin Illinois., are being built respect' San jTrajwisejp and Nevypprt AH tb.ree are Identically Washington, April 31. — Three important measures were passed by tho senate this afternoon, all of which rolato largely to tho national defense. Tho sundry civil appropriation bill, which has boon ponding for two weeks, and which carried a largo amount ot money intended to bo used in strengthening tho country's coast defenses, was finally passed. Tho naval appropriation bill was immediately takou up and practically completed, although, ponding tho discussion of an amendment concerning tho price of armor plate, tho bill \vas displaced in order that tho measure temporarily increasing the military establishment of tho United States in tune of war might bo considered. Aftor a long discussion of the bill, as amended by tho committee, it was passed. A joint resolution was adopted giving the president power to prevent the exportation of coal and other war material. HOUSE. The house passed tho senate joint resolutions to authorize tho president in his discretion to prohibit tho exportation of coal and other war material. SENATE. Washington, April 23.--Tho senate agreed to tho conference report on the volunteer bill. Tho death ot Senator Walthall of Mississippi was then announced and tho senate adjourned. HOUSE. Conference report on tho volunteer bill was agreed to without debate. SJSSATE. Washington, April 15.— Tha senate after tho Ivmoval services of Senator Watthall. adjourned till Monday. HOUSE. The house to-day at • the urgent request of tho president and tho secretary of Avar passed tlio army reorganization bill. PRIZES OF WAR. Spanish Vessels Captured by Our Block- :>.rtlng Vlcet. KEY WEST, April 25.—The flagship New 1'ork, of the blockading squadron, captured the steamer Pedro, a Spanish freighter of 1,823 tons, and she was sent to this port in charge of a prize crew. Later, the gunboat Helena captured the steamer Miqucl Jover, 2,500 tons. .The latter is estimated to be worth §400,000, her cargo alone being worth $350,000. Another prize just brought in is the Catalina, captured by the cruiser Detroit. The steamer Saturn was captured by the revenue cutter Wisdom and the Onadi- dia was captured by the gunboat Wilmington. THINKS WAR WILL LAST YEARS. .Editor of Army uml Xavy Journal Ex- jiccts It to Drag' NEW YOKK, April 25.—In a New York special, the editor of the Army and Navy Journal, the organ, of the volunteer and regular forces of the United States, declares that war with Spain will probably drag on for many years. Or wo shall at least be in a state of quasi war for many years and bo compelled to maintain tho army and navy on a war footing. Spain' may bo driven from Cuba, !mt wo cannot compel her to acknowledge defeat or make peace ^yj^hJi*!£: ; SPAIN DECLARES WAR. itosoivu. run.—- the people of the islTd of^and^oi: a right ought UnitodStatcs'to demand, and tho govern- mcnt of the United States Joes hereby demand that tho government of Spam at ouco relinquish authority and povernment in tho island ot Cuba and withdraw its land and naval forces irom Cuba and Cuban waters. . TT . f -.i Third—That tho president of tho umteu States be, and ho hereby is, directed and empowered to use the entire land and naval forces of tho United States and call into actual service the United States militia of tho several states to such an extent as may bo necessary to carry tiiese resolutions into oft'cct. , Fourth—That tho United States hereby disclaims any disposition or intention to oxorciso sovereignty, jurisdiction or control over said island except for tho pacification thereof, and assorts its determination, when that is accomplished, to .leave tho government and control of the isiano to its people. SPANISH FLEET SAILS. Supposed to Have Started Across the Atlantic. WASHINGTON, Api-il S3.—Spain's fleet whichhas been mobilizing at the Cape Verde islands has sailed for an unknown destination. The fleet- is composed of the armored cruisers Almirantc, Oquendo, Christobal.Colon, Infanta, Maria Teresa, and Vixcaya. three torpedo boat destroyers and three torpedo boats, and perhaps the battleship Pelayo. It is conceded to be highly probable the fleet will hasten across the ocean to Porto Rico and Cuba to prevent the ousting from the islands o£ the naval and military forces of the Spanish government. On the other hand it is possible the ships have gone to the Canary Islands, but this is considered improbable. THE FIRST GUN IS FIRED. And, of CourNn, I'luoo.s All Responsibility AVltU Us. MABIUT), April 35.—Tho following decree was gazetted yesterday: "Diplomatic relations tiro broken off between Spain and the United States, und the state of war being bcguii between the ^wo countries, imuiavou.H questions of international law arise, which must be precisely defined, ch'.ciiy because the injustice and provocation comes from our adversaries and it is they who by their detestable c.eiuUict have caused this gi"3ttt?cori'fli£t'.'.' A dress inn'do oi aofooo cuuceled postage stamps wus worn at u masked, ball in Baltimore, by Antoinette \Yarlit2.' They were pasted, on nuisliu, .tiuil represented various tigwos, such un eagle, a globa, <••sMoki. otv. Tho *X United States Cruiser Nashville Captures a r.uinuer I^iden Vessel. ; KEY WEST, April :i3.—The United States cruiser Nashville captured the Spanish ship Bucna Ventura, 1,000 tons, having on board a cargo of .lii.m- ber. She was on her way from the coast of Texas. The cruiser fired a six-pounder and the Spaniard surrendered. The Nashville towed her prize into the harbor of Key West and put a prize crew on board. The news of the capture of the Spaniard set people crazy with enthusiasm. All work was suspended and the docks were crowded with people. , NEW YORK CAPTURES A PRIZE. Believed to ITuvo Caused the Surrender of the Mull Steamer Alfonso XII. KEY WEST, April 33.—It is believed hero that the prixe captured by the flagship New York is the Alfonso XII, the mail steamer due at Havana, (not the warship of that name). The Span^ ish ship tried to run away, but the New •York gave chase, firing shot after shot xuitil the Spaniard hove to and surrendered. Revolution In 1'orto Illco. NEW YOKK, April 33.—The Herald's St. Thomas special says a revolution' has broken out in the Ponce dfetrict of Porto llico. There is rioting all through the island. Koady for a Siege. NKW YORK, April 3:J.—It is said Now York merchants have recently sold Havana merchants a sufficient amount of provisions to enable that city to stand a siege of five months. To ltej>el Invaders. HAN ANA, April 23.—The colonia.1 government has published a .manifesto calling on the inhabitants to ''repel invaders." A queer form of lunacy has attacked an old man in Derby, Coun^ Ho ln>- lievesthat he Jiolds'an ovder from tluj Lord for 1,'QQQ violins., .to be xi.sed 5nthe> heavenly choir. He has already njade us. «.«v.,. B ..~, .. te ™...>-, -,.,. .,...•.. twenty-three of them, and will dolivor weftrev spout tbreo weeks in waking I them only to an express messenger tu« ^>'•*•'*••_ I who comes direct from heaven. A young lady in' Jicthany. Mo., was Captain George Washington Farnum, of Clinton, Conn., has painted on tho ceiling of his kitchen the flug of '70, with the names of the thirteen original states, surrounded with this locked, in hor room by her parents, •keep her from, her swectboart. She had. a ring iK-.lonjfJBff to hinj, and h« hyd her umujtecl fpr f&ijinfj to return it. Ho \v»nt on hev ^>opd in conrt, and 'then Juistpunv! with Uor to H.-minister. In whoso house' JHJ married her. '•These are tho states that crwjted flag that bore tho bird that the back of Ucorgo the Third. '' tlu»

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