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Atlantic Weekly Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 27, 1898, Atlantic, Iowa v J THE WEEKLY VOLUME XXVIII APRIL NUMBER 13 Formal Declaration Signed By the DAT TO SUCCEED John Moort of New York to Bt Assistant BOOBEVELT TO HEAD Connection With Army Reorgan Uatlen BUI PaMM the John April hOMM congress yesterday and Presl deai McKinley a formal declara tion of war against the kingdom of The text of the declaration Is as follows Be it enaeted by the senate and house of representatives of the United States In congress assembled i war be and the same IB by declared to and that war has ex isted since the of Including said between the United States of America and the kingdom of the president of the United States and he IB hereby directed and empowered to use the entire land and forces of the United States and to Into the actual serTlee of the United States the militia of the several states an extent as may be necessary to this act into April Congress yesterday formally declared war to exist between the United States and the senate passed the naval ap propriation bill carrying large amounts of money for the improvement of oar sea fighting arm of the federal the Hull army reorganization bill was passed by the senate and now goes to Sherman re Signed as chief of the state department to be succeeded by Assistant Secretary Day and the latter by John Moore of New an acknowledged authority on international and the war de partment called on the several states for qnofa to the These make up the important events of the It was not announced when Secre tary Shermans resignation would take the secretary having yielded his original idea of leaving at once and it is presumed he will remain until Judge Day qualifies as his j Moore Well The selection of who is now professor of international law at Columbia New to succeed the was warmly wel corned by all the state department env Appointed originally from Delaware in the state department by Bayard when the latter was seore Moore by sheer merit and ability worked his way up to the place of second assistant secretary and in that capacity he served under several ad ministrations without regard to political He resigned his place in the state department to accept the chair of international law at Columbia three years and it is believed his present appointment is only owing to his disinclination to sever his con nections with Moore is an authority on certain branches of international The officials of the department with the assistance of the attorney general have been preparing a this time dealing with defining the conditions and time when snob seizures might be It is believed that the protest and suggestions com ing from foreign embassies and lega tions have led the department to define 3 for all its position in this commissioner was appointed in the person of Commander John retired naval He will be sta tioned at Key where he it will be his dnty in conjunction with two members to be selected as part of the commission to make ap praisements of the value of prizes and assist the prise courts in their Roosevelt to It has been understood for some time past that Assistant Secretary Roosevelt Of the navy department would soon re tire in order to enter the military serv toe in the Cuban This story Can now be confirmed al though the time set for Roosevelts departure from the department is not definitely The president has named Roosevelt as lieutenant ool Ouel of one of the regiments of mounted riflemen to be raised in the Rocky under Colonel whom Roosevelt has urged for the He won a medal of honor for disting Bisned gallantry while commanding a detachment of regular troops during the exceedingly hard Apache cam paigns against Secretary Algai Mleoted Colonel and 1 for these positions because he telt that their training and experience n the past peculiarly fitted them to do food service with a cowboy Colonel Wood starts west today to superintend the mauy offers laving already come to Roosevelt Irom individuals and organizations among the Secretary Long wishes Roosevelt to remain in his present position as long as possible so it may be two or three weeks before he will join his So far the talk of a successor to Roosevelt has been mere speculation and it can be stated positively that up It this time the president has not made a choice of his It may be noted in view of the recent mention of the name of Admiral Walker in that that as it Stands the law requires the office of secretary of the navy to be filled by a so that if the admiral desired to accept that office he would be under the unpleasant necessity of resigning from the navy and lose his place as a retired which he is not likely to There was talk of establishing a sup ply depot in the Philippines to meet the conditions In Asiatic Our fleet there has no home and under the neu trality law the stay of the ships at any port is limited to a few This is unpleasant besides involving the ex penditure of a great deal of so it may become necessary for Commodore Dewey to seize a port in the Philippines and fortify The department got notice that John son of the late Senator had raised a cavalry which he offered to the government under his own It is hoped this can be accepted as part of the quota of men to be furnished by John Jacob Astor of New not content with offering the government free his splendid yacht and free transportation for troops and supplies over the railroads in which he is has with notice that he has raisea and equipped at his own expense a battery of artil lery which he desires to offer to the government under his own plans for service in This will probably be accepted although the department has been deluged with offers of this kind to the aggregate number of at STRATEGIC BOARDS KEPT Urged to Substitute Peaceful Blockade With Invasion of April strate gio boards of the army and navy are being urged to substitute the peaceful blockade by taking one port on the north and one on the south of for the purpose of establiahing a June tore with the insurgents at Sanoti Spiritns and with Garcias forces in Santiago de Secretary Albert ini of the Cuban legation said today that movements of this character would be extremely valuable in opening up connections with the insurgent It is felt that small ports could be taken piaotically without and that Cienfuegos on the south and Sagna La Grande on the north are probably the best fitted in point of lo cation and lack of coast defences as these base of Cienfuegos on the is the point most accessible to the commands of both Gomez and while Sagna is within easy geaoh of By having two one on the north and one on the south the danger of interruption in tho communication with one or the other would be avoided and it is thought through communica tions between the two could be It is thought Cienfuegos and Sagua oonld not otter the resistance that Ma tanzas and other large ports are able The large Cuban ports have fairly good shore batteries and it would take a fairly good navy force and the delay in giving nonoombatants notice before they could be the small ports would hardly make little more than a if they did nol surrender at the With two bases of operations secured the Cuban authorities here feel that the Cuban forces in the field and those ready to take the could be speedily and effectively equipped with ammn uitiou and It is said that Gomes and Garcia have the men and the enthusiasm oa pable of striking an effective blow once they have arms and the only reason for their present inaction is their failure to have adequate ammunition for a strong forward movement on the Spanish Recent conferences between the Cuban military officers here and General Miles leaves little doubt that the war department will equip the Cuban forces in every way practicable with the present demand for arms and ammunition made by the calling into service of the army and J volun But it will still be necessary to effect a juncture with the Cuban forces and to this end the suggestion is being made that ports on the north and south of Cuba be A decision has not been but it is likely to follow as soon as the war department feels it is ready to place supplies of arms and ammunition in the hands of the Cu Blanoos Horse For NEW April the auc tion sale of mules and horses intended for the Spanish army in which the government prevented from leav a handsome Kentucky in tended for was purchased by a wealthy manufac who intends presenting him to Fitzhugh if the latter returns to Cuba as an Ameriwyi A Most Formidable Native Revolution in the WE GAPTDRE MORE MHT HEED SPANISH FLEET AIHH Blanco and Spanish Government Delays Ordering It Over Into Harms of our Shipping the Torpedo Boat Somers is Not Worth Giving War April io has been received at the State department that the consul has ar rived safe at Hong Kong from Manilla and that con sul to has arrived at New Springer barely es caped and got away just in time or he would have been The Saratoga arrived in New York direct from She carried 211 a full cargo of merchandise and one million dollars in The Philippine insurgents are massing around the cap ital of the islands and a massacre of the Spanish is Blanco cables the government at Madrid that he can defend Havana without the aid of Spanish war The London government will be asked today as to whether Minister Polo y Bernabe is at liberty to use Toronto as a base for supplying information to The American torpedo boat recently bought from and which met with three accidents and put in at Fal mouth for has been held at that place on account of the neutrality The boat has been tied up and is watched by an English torpedo The marines have been sent to the soldiers home and warned not to leave The escorted by the has left Fort Mon roe for Key She carries 800 April to Tele Mangrove has captured the Spanish ship with a valuable cargo of Spanish army supplies valued at The Newport brought in two small The Spanish Admiral threatens to leave Cape order 01 no unless directed against the United States Steamer Shenandoah about which apprehension was felt was spoken on the fourth near Azore The fleet still at Cape Verde with no signs of Iowa troops will rendezvous at Des Moines instead of Daven LOCAL AND What Newt Our Reporters Gathered Daring Joe Wanzel went to Harlan last even of came over last Liston Collins is in Des Moines on Miss Goodwin returned to Anita this The case against of was dismissed by the The case of Hub Moore is expected to go to the jury this Mesdames Porter and Green re turned last evening from of an aunt of is visiting at his John Mosier and Sheriff of were in the city last Miss Bertha of is in the guest of Miss Bertha Malone and of are visiting at the home of G Ter Simpson and of drove over and spent tha day in this Williams left this morning for Chicago to be absent ten days or two All the members of the law firm of Brown Bryant are in the city attending Work on the new depot and improve nients in the immediate vicinity are being pushed with all possible Owing to the great demand will con tinue our special sale of music for a short time Every thing 15 EGGERS Ten young people drove out to Bayleus farm in a bus last evening and had a delightful Refreshments were Neat and nobby light single and double harness at Einneys harness shop on Chestnut Take a look at them before you The Kings of this are planning a patriotic entertainment to b given the proceeds of which wil go to the Cuban relief Watch foi the Freeman was indicted by the grand jury and plead guilty instead o standing His sentence was four monthsm the county Carl Becker and ac companied her upon his return to Des Moines last even ing and will visit there for a short A large number of our business men and citizens were at the train this morning to see the Dodge Light Guards pass through and shake hands with friends they Hunters men are busy this week putting in a six foot dam across the branch on Wilson Frails farm and building a private forty four foot bridge on Blakeslees farm in Brighton Dick and John Magarell left on the flyer this noon for Omaha to enter t hotel the arrangements for which were made several weeks their accom panied Abe Block received a letter from our former in which he states that he is fast regaining health and soon will be on the road representing the life insurance company of of Des on his way to Council Bluffs to take charge ol the Council Bluffs public high was in the city while passengers on 3 were and inquiring about old One of the electrically equipped en gines 047 that has been in the shop for three weeks getting a new coat ol paint went west last evening on Engine the second engine equipped with went east last I CD CD Great Attractions TMs leek NEW SPRING SUITS We have just received a new line of Ladies Tailor Made Jackets and Splendid variety of colors and marked at Special Prices for This The assortment of each is too large to give a full We cordially invite your early inspection and trust you will make no purchases before visiting our SPECIAL PRICES FOR THIS LEVI If YouVe Short Of and its a complaint that a great many people seem to be suffering its your bounden duty to yourself and your family to make what money you have go as far Make your money Stretchout To its fullest We claim to be able to help you do You can buy Mens All Wool Suits from up Boys Suits from The stock is every article in our store was bought this at prices lower than the We have none of the stuff that loses the color while you are carry ing your bundles and we can fit you as well If Ve And or short and as if you were just ordinarily we can clothe you clothe you clothe you in the seven from the Juniors to the The only garment we use to Pull In Trade is the greatest value for the least we have the Nobby We carry the New We are the elusive New Goods Store in And remember only one price to one and all and an Atlantic Clothing Baurenfiendand of Noble passed through the city last evening for Council Bluffs their future and where the annual conference of the German Evangelical churches placed him for the ensuing as his limit as pastor in Noble township had The Dodge Light of Council passed through the city this morning on their way to Des where they go into camp on the state fair While here their can teens were filled with hot fur nished by the Windsor There were sixtythree in the ATLANTICS OPPORTUNITY May Organize a Military Company for the State Guard The call for volunteers from Iowa is for three regiments of 1200 men and the governor will merge the four existing regiments of Iowa Guards of 600 men into three regiments and recruit from exguardsmen to the full amount This will leave the proposed Atlantic company How the governor has given the people of Atlantic permission to organize and drill a company which cannot be done except by his written Aa soon as the present Iowa Guard is mus tered into the United States Governor Shaw will reorganize the Guard of Iowa and will give Atlantic a company if she is prepared and willing to take The Iowa Guard is generally made up of the best young men of the state as it is considered an honor to belong to It presents an excellent opportunity for military training and and the young men of Atlantic should not let the opportunity pass and a company should be organized at German Kvaugelical The members of the German Evan gelical Crestou will hold their semiannual meeting in At at the parsonage of 701 Walnut on Wednesday and Thursday in the German and English will be held in the German Church of corner of Seventh and Walnut on Wednesday even at ol Noble will preach in Special music for the All friends of Christ cordially Band The Atlantic City Band will their first open air concert in the park on Friday weathnr per
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