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   Morning Star, The (Newspaper) - April 20, 1898, Sandusky, Ohio                               THE WEATHER. i, i For Ohio: Fain tresh aortbwnttrly THE MORNING STAR. VOL. I- NO. 45. SAMH'SKY, OHIO, WED.NESDAV AI'KII, iiO. I SOS. CIRCULATION YESTERDAY, J.'. PRICE THREE CENTS END PR S IN SIGHT! President McKinley's Ultimatum Will Give Spain 60 Hours in Which to Evacuate Cuba. Diplomatic Relations Expected End Tonight And the Fight- ing Commence By the End of the Week. to TO-NIGHT MAY END ALL PEACE. is no hope of a peaceable settlement embodied iu the fletennihiwriciij oi' the cortes meets. T administration cousidera >i; elusion. to postponing his ultimatum until the day to grant Cuba independence but the foregone conclusion that there will be no such con- Spain will have about (10 hours within which to grant or refuse the demands outlined in the resolutions of congress. The regular diplomatic course will be -followed in the presentation of the ultimatum. The note drafted by Mr. Day will be transmuted in cipher to Minister Wood- ford. It will be at least S o'clock tomorrow night, Madrid time, before General Woodford can hand the note to the Spanish minister of foreign affairs. It is not unlikely that Genera) Woodford will receive his passports before midnight tomorrow. Tliis would be fill the answer the United States would require, and the offen- sive action to compel Spain to move her forces from the island of Cuba aud its' waters would follow immediately. If, however, Spain allows the time given to expire without making an answer Minister Woodford would withdraw from Madrid, aud the offensive campaign be postponed until then. It is certain, howsver, iu the opinion of the president and the cabinet that the North Atlantic squadron will be off Havana some time on Sunday next, and per- haps before sundown on Saturday. Meanwhile Senor Polo, the Spanish minister in Washington and the mem- bers of the legation, have made all preparations for departure. They will leave Wasliiugton just as soon as Minister Polo is informed that the president has. notified congress that he has signed the Cubau resolutions If the minister should demand his passports, it is not likely that this govern- ment will regard that action as cause for resorting to hostilities. The full limit set forth iu the final note to Spain will be allowed to pass be- fore hostile action is taken, provided, of course, that Spain does not send Minister Woodford home or refuses to comply with the demand of the United States in the meantime. EVACUATE OR FIGHT. WASHINGTON, April McKmley will tomorrow send the long de- ferred ultimatum to Spain. He will immediately afterwards notify congress that he has signed the roslution passed at an early hour this morning by the senate and house of representatives. Hostilities will commence before the close of the week unless Spain complies with the terms of the ultiniathim Spain will be given about sixty hours within which to comply with the de- mands of the United States. Two sessions of the cabinet were hold today, the regular semi-weekly session meeting at 11 o'clock and the special adjourned session at Assistant Secre- tary of State Day, attended the second meeting aud read to the cabinet a draft of the note to Spain which he had prepared. The note was ready for transmission tod.iy but the president felt that there BLOCKADE OF 01 April first step. the milii .r> nri.in to carry out the determination of eon-' four oiuts 01 Kress and the executive that Spain Xew a.i- evacuate the island of Cuba will be the Tlu ylaci, pTOteifl Ohio National Guard to Be Re- cruited to War Strength. blockade of Cubau ports. This v, as fiu- ally determined at the twocabmet meet- ings held today. Orders will be sent, if they have not already been to Sampson, the commander-in-chief of the North Atlan- tic iiaval station, to prepare for making aii offensive movement against Havana ether port! island. squadron or part of it, will be used as a base of ppli'1-- .md operation-. uu- til the army foru's airiveih" slum v.orV will devolve on the marine battalions ro be sent to Cuba on the auxiliary cim'seis and Badeer, formeily the steamships Veuezuoli and Yumr.re. It is apparently the intention of Ihe government to begin a laud camp ngu m The squadron, now concentrated at {Cuba regard to the approaching Key "West, will move from that place j raiuv season, to Cuban waters 011 Saturday. Its first biisiness will be to establish a protected lauding place on the Cuban coast at which the military and marine battal- ions may disembark. Until such a place IMS been secured, Matauz.it. will be the main ban' of military supplies. Just what will be done wilh the flying squadron is not clear. Its ultiinati' des- tination is Porto Rico, where it will maintain a blockade of that niipoitaut Spanish station. FORWARD, MARC DENVER, April after two o'clock today the two troops of the Sec- ond cavalry left over the Santa Fe for Chickamauga. SAX FRANCISCO, April light batteries of the Third, 150 men, depart- ed for Chickamauga today. Si'. PAUL, April Third regi- ment, ooo men strong, left Ft. Suelliug at 1 p. m. today. BUFFALO, April least people gathered on the government res- ervation at Fort Porter this afternoon to see the Thirteenth infantry leave for Florida. BURLINGTON, Vt., April four troops of the Third cavalry stationed at Fort Ethan Allen left the garrison at 5 o'clock for Chickamauga. SALT LALC, Utah, April troops left Fort Douglas this evening. The Twenty Fourth infantry consists of 500 men and 30 officers. The Ninth cavalry from Fort Ducheu left today. WATERTOWN. N. Y., April 19 Kiuth infantry left Madison Barracks at 11 o'clock this morning. The regi- ment ill proceed to Tampa. CIXCINNATI, 0.. April 19 sister cities of Cincinnati, Coviugtou audNew- port today made a patriotic demonstra- tion at the departure of the Sixth in- fantry, from Ft. Thomas for the south. CHICAGO, April Fifth infan- try left for the south today being sent off v> ith tremendous enthusiasm by the citizens of Chicago. General Brooke and staff also left for Chicakamauga today. SPAIN WON'T LONDON, April Madrid cor- respondent of the Daily Mail telegraphs that Prime Minister Sagasta today as- sembled the ministerial majorities of the cortes iu the senate chamber which was crowded. The prime minister made a speech iu which he said: "Circumstances are very pressing. Time is precious. Acts, not words, are was uo occasion for undue haste and decided to defer final action until tomorrow, i rcqniret} )jave suffered with pa- An informal meeting of the cabinet will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow and the president will then officially notify his cabinet of the contents of the note he will in the meantime have sent to Spain through Minister Woodford at Madrid. The note will quote the resolutions passed by congress and will notify Spain that under their terms her military and naval forces must evacuate Cuba and Cuban waters at once. Spain will be given until the middle of Friday (6 o'clock a. iu. Saturday, Madrid time) to make reply. If by that time the Spanish government has not notified the president that its troops will be immediately withdrawn from Cnba, hostilities will be commenced at once by orders for the blockade of Cuban ports. The president's note will be short and to the point, and being an ultimatum Spain has but one choice to make; she must evacuate or fight. It is stated by those who speak for the president that he is not delaying action until tomorrow simply for the sake of the delay, but rather because he thinks that the importance of the case and the dignity of his high office require the action of this government to bo of the most character. He has it iff mind moreover, that the Spanish cortes will meet tomorrow and it is for (he cortes to sovereignly. say whether Cnba shall be independent of Spanish Viscaya Arrives at St. Vincent. ST. VINCENT, Cape Verde Islands, April Spanish cruisers Vizcaya aud Almirante Oquendo have arrived here. Pacific Squadron Getting Ready. Hoxo KONG, April Ameri- can warships now at this port are being painted grey, and all their spare gear and spars are being lauded. The squad- ron is generally preparing for war. Tripple Alliance Has a. Scheme. ROME, April Messagero an- nounces that the triple alliance (Ger- many, Austria and Italy) has proposed tience, resignation and prudence the greatest and most indescribable bitter- ness and worry, but we have always felt ourselves encouraged and inspired by patriotism." "Now, to crown all, they have tried to throw against us a most infamous cal- umny which fills all Spaniards w ith the hottest indignation against the villainy of those who try to take away from us our indisputable sovereign rights ovei a cherished piepe of Spanish territory. "We make an appeal to all sons of Spain, although they do not need it, to answer properly and repel with all the national might a most odious outrage, the like of which has never been seen iu history. "Let the present children of Spain answer in the same manner our fathers did when they were also wronged. We shall have one banner only, whoever may be the government at the head of thc'uafiou. The banner will be that of honor aud of defence of the integrity of Spanish territory. To that end we will give every faculty. Our resolution continues to be to give no provocation, but w e are also resolved not to yield iu anything touching the national honor or the integrity of Span- ish territory, because w e admit no ne- gotiations in questions of honor aud we do not make a traffic of shame. "We prefer to ruin ourselves and to be abandoned by all rather than do that." ENTOMBED IN A BURNING MINE. Thirty-five Miners Caught and Cannot Be Rescued. LO.VDO.V, April Whitewick colliery in Leicestershire caught fire this morning. Thirty-five persons are entombed 111 the mine, aud their rescue is hopeless. SIGNED THE RESOLUTIONS. EDITOR HOPLEY'S GOLDEN WEDDING. No Time Was Lost in Getting: Them to the President Yesterday. WASHINGTON', April p. m. Speaker Reed signed the resolutions. At p. ni. the signature of Vice President Hobert, as president of the The Veteran Bucyrus Newspaper Man and Family Celebrate. BtTYJU-s, 0.. and Mrs. John Hopley of thin place celebrate d their golden wedding anniversary day. Mr. Hoplcy is editor of the Bueyrus Journal and has been iu newspaper work for nearly half a century. Of nine children all of tlicm arc living, all being in some branch of the newspaper Imsi- All Men Now Enlisted Are to Under- go a Physical Examination. THIS CONCERNS COMPANY B. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS. April dehvery )f the government's ultimatum to Spain ill be follow cd promptly by a cull for volunteer soldiers to enforce the de- mands of the United States and to de- fend the country from invasion. It was Infantry to Be Recruited to 75 men- Orders Expected to Reach San- decided by the prcsideut-aiuLlus dusky This Morning1. today that congress should be asked to authorize a proclamation by the exceu- O., April ISl.-AdjnUut rivc calimg for SO.OOO men. General Axhne bv command of liover- ernor Bnshnell issued orders today, in effect to recruit the OhioXatioual Guard to its maximum strength, or in other v. ords to place the state troops, in point of strength on a war fooling. This According to the provision of the con- stitution, the several states will be re- quired to furnish an army of this size iu numbers to be determined by the ratio of each state's population to the popula- tion of the United States. It is the wiih means that Ohio will have in few days j of the prcsillollt aurl of Sccret.lry Alger 8.500 men to send to Cuba m defense of the nation's honor. This number is in fact the quota furnished CJovornor Bush- noil last week from the war department officials at Washington iu a letter stat- ing that in the event of hostilities Ohio would be expected to furnish that num- ber of troops on the first call fov soldiers by the president. The orders issued today are as follows. officers of com- panies of and batteries of light artillery, Ohio National Guard, will pro- ceed without delay to recruit their or- ganization to the maximum limit by law, viz.: For company of infantry, 75, rank and file; for a battery of light artillery, 102, rank and file. officers of regi- ments will order a physical examination by a medical officer of all officers and enlisted men of the commands who h.u e not heretofore been carefully examined, aurl all enlisted men found unavailable for service on account of phsical dis- ability will be discharged without delay, reason of physical disability." All commissioned officers incapacitated for service on account of physical disability ill lie reported to these headquarters with the certificate of the examining surgeon. enlistment roll.-' hereafter for-.i'.mled to these headquarter.-, must bear the certificate of a medical officer certifying that the recruits named there- on have been physically examined aud found fit, for service By command of the governor. (Signed) H. A. Adjutant General Official. H. B. KlXUsLEY. Assistant Adjuf.mt (Jeiifu.il Expect to Receive the Order Today. Chas. Strond of Co B. was 1 eu'inng, but had not jet recent d any v-. However, they ill proba- l.lv conic-today. All ijo fhst io tlv i irimeutal headquarters, and then to battalion headquarters before they s< u1 Io Hie various compauu.s, and this ace.mats for I he delay. Major Barker, who the second battalion, expects the orders this that the call be issued under the provi- dnced iu congress today and that the force be composed entirely of state mili- tia regiments who may offer their serv- ices to the United States as volunteers. Secretary Alger authorized the state- ment this afternoon that it was expected by the president and the war depart- ment that the first call for troops would be fully answered by the volunteered ervices of state troops. The troops will be allowed to retain the integrity of their regiments as far as practicable. The president, however, will have the independent appointment, Sccretary Alger said, of all generals and staff offi- cers of the volunteer army and will ap- point regimental officers iu the volun- teer army on the recommendation of the generals of the states. It is expected that the forthcoming request of the president for authority to call for volunteers will be inrt by the passage of the. volunteer army bill intro- duced iu congress today by the chair- man of the and senate committees on military affairs, respectively and the passage of n supplementary resolution limiting the number of men which the president may call for. The new army bill introduced iu con- gress today is as follows. Be it enacted, that all ablebodied male citizeus of the United States and persons of foreign biith who shall have declared their intention to become such citizens, between the age.s of 18 aud 45 years, are hereby declared to constitute the na- tional foice.s and shall be liable to per- form milit.u-y duty in the service of the United States. Sec. the aud acme laud forces of the United States shall ,sist of the army of the United States aud of the military of the several states lieu called into the service of the Uui- ted States, provided that in time of the army shall cousist of tv, o branches. which .shall be designated, respectively. a.s the reaul.tr army and the volunteer shall K raised and organized, as in this act provided, only after congress shall have the president to raise a force; provided, that all enlistments for the olimteer aruij- shall be for a term of three years, unless sooner terminated and that all officers aud men composing said army bhaU_he discharged on the conclusion of hostilities. Sec. the volunteer army and the militia of the states when called in- to the sendee of the United States shall be organised under and shall be subject to, the laws, orders and regulations gov- erning the regular army; provided that all the regimental and company officers shall be appointed by the president up- on the commendation of the governor of the states in which their respec- tive organizations are raised. Provided fun her that when the mem- bers of aiiy company or organized militia of any state shall enlist in the volunteer army in a body, the officers in service with the militia organization thus enlisting may be appointed by the president, subject to examination, to be officers of corresponding grades in the same organization when it shall have been received into service. Section 7 provides for recruiting in various states to maintain the m streugth of the volunteer army. Sec. in time of war or whvju war is imminent the troops in the serv- ice of the United States whether be- longing ro the regular or volunteer army or to the militia shall be organized as far as practicable into divisions of three brigades, each brigade to be composed of three or more regiments, and whenever three or more divisions are assembled in the same army the president is author- ized to organize them into army corps, each corps to consist of not more than three divisions. Section ten relates to the staff officers of army corps commanders. Sec the president is here- by authorised to appoint in the volun- teer army by and with the advice and Consent ef the senate not exceeding one of the United States. Sec. -i That the roimlar army i.-, th permanent military establishment hieli regiment of the volunteer army at the is maintained both in peace and war. i same time. Six- j_That the volunteer army sh.d' .-euiou 11 providts for an exanima- be maintained only during the existence t ion of volunteer army officers by an of war. or while war i- imminent, aud army board. New Recruits in Co. B. At the regular meeting Co B ?Ion- d'iy three new members vnv mustered into the company. They c re John W. Haiufs. Harry Holland and Robe.-t Birm- Tfi nil HDPC TUC Tl CliRTflR capacity of the elevator will trebled. _____ LllLnnbL IllL LLLinlUn, Yesterday morning Morris Koseubunm Bouirht His Partner's, Interest. ._____ of Chicago, arrived in acconi- Jolm S Wicdomm. K. ve-rerdiv) _ CIa I P-mied by an engineer, who will draw purchased'the mteivst of r i Docks to be Enlarged and the paitut Chas. Kix-h in the "White House" to the powers the formation of a pie- jsenate' had bceu affixed to the biscite looking to the settlement of the incut. Cuban difference. At p. m. the house adjourned. Another Battleship For St. Vincent. MADRID, April Biarritz, France.- The ijp.nr.sh battleship Pelayo which from the navy yard at Cartagena for Cadiz several days ago. passed through the straits of Gibraltar on Friday. She has not been reported since and has evidently proceeded to the capo Verde islands. con. _ _ Scotcfi Are Wilh Us. j GLASI.OW, April Scotch' .ship owners are offering their spare st.-amsl.ip.- to the United States and; Spain for the puiTO.se of arrying coal, j troops, snpplks, etc. Cruiser Topeka Sails. LOXPOS, April United States vator Extended. Increase in the Shipment of Grain Through This Port Makes the Improve- ment Necessary. ork of building will be couirueiu'ed at ouce. Boats iia'-e been arriving daily with large cargoes, of corn for the elt-v i- tor aud it is expected that between 350.- Or-0 and 400.000 bushel.- will p.uss through the elevator between now and the first of Mar. It was the intention of Koseu'vaiuu As stated exclusively iu THE SrvK ,-ome days ago the elevater on the B. O. docks will be extended fwm the pier ,rui.ser Topeka with a fall supply of Water street. These are the plans provisions aud coal sailed from F..1- which Rosenbaum Bros, of Chicago, the mouth for the United States at 4 o'clock owners of the present t-liic ftftpVHOOll. c" Bros, at first, to build ;i separate elcva- ou some other dock, but they found the .present plan to bo a far better one- Try The Star's columns for adver- tisements. major general for each organized army corps and division, and one brigadier for each'brigade, who may fie selected from the line orsiaff of the regular or volunteer army, or of the mliitia in the sen ice of the United States and any officer so selected and appointed from the regular army shall be entitled to re- tain his rank therein. Sec all officers and enlisted men of the volunteer army and of the militia of the states, when in the service of the United States, shall be in all re- specN on as-to pay, ai- lowauees and pensions as that of officers and enlisted men of corresponding wades in the regular army. SLC. lo-Tn.it the president the i ecommeudatious of the governors of states, appoint officers of the regular army in the grades of field of- ficers in the organisation, of the vol- unteer army, and officers thus appointed shall b" entitled to retain their rank iu the regular army; provided I hat not more than one officer of the regular ormv be commissioned in auv one   

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