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THE SUNDAY MERALD. SUNDAY, MARCH15, 1S91.
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THE ARMY AND THE NAVY.
Capt. Charles E. Hargous, Fifth Infantiy, la
Cnpt. James A. Finlcy, assistant 6urgcon, is
Col. Henry Douglass, Tenth Infantry, has
Tonodor Ten Eyck, captain of Infantry, has
Gen. Miles 'will leavo shortly on a tour
Col. Hcnrv Douglass. Tenth Infantry, has
been placed on the retired list.
First Lieut. Alex. M. Patch, Fourth Cavnlay,
has been retired as captain of cavalry.
The leave of absence of Second Lieut. M. II.
Barnum has been uxtended thirty days.
Leave for four days is granted First Lieut
"William A. Allaire, Twenty-third Infantry.
The leavo granted Second Lieut. Malvern H.
Barnum, Third Cavalry, is extended one month
The leave granted Second Lieut. John L.
Hayden, First Artillery, is extended seven days.
Capt. Max Wesendorf, First Cavalry, has
been retired from activo service and ordered to
Capt. Daniel F. Callinan, First Infantry, Is
ordered before the retiring board at Columbus
First Lients. Edward Lynch and Wallace
Mott, Elchth Infantry, are retired as captains
Leave for two months on or about March 15
1891, is granted Capt. Henry J. Haynsworth,
Maj. Gen. Nelson A. Miles has been granted
leave of absence forthiity days, with permission
to leave the United States.
First Lieut. W. K. Wright, Sixteenth In
fantry, 1b detailed as instructor at the University
of Deseret at Salt Lake City.
Second Lieut. John C. Rennard, First Ar
tillery, has been transferred from Battery M
to Battery L of that regiment.
Capt James Allen, Signal Corps, is ordered
from this city to Baltimore on business con
nected with the Signal Service.
Chief Medical Purveyor E. P. Vollum has
been detailed for duty as a memberof the Army
retiring board at New York City.
Second Lieut. Frank W. Ellis, Second In
fantry, is ordered before the Army retiring
board In this city for examination.
Capt. Frederick L. Dodge, Twenty-third In
fantry, has been ordered before the retiring
board at Columbus Barracks, Ohio.
Maj. J. W. Scully, quartermaster, will visit
the national cemeteries at Corinth, Miss.,
and Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Capt. Henry I. Raymond, assistant surgeon, is
relieved from duty at Newport Barracks, Ky.,
and assigned to duty at Fort Thomas, Ky.
First Lieut. Francis P. Fremont, adjutant
Third Infantry, now on leave of absence, is
ordered to temporary duty at Los Angeles.
Capt. Patrick Cuslck, Ninth Cavalry, has been
found incapacitated for active service, and will
proceed to his home to await further orders.
The Superintendent of the Recruiting Service
will cause twenty-four recruits to be assigned
to Company G, Fifth Infantry, Fort Ringgold,
Capt. Charles Hargous, Fifth Infantry,
and First Lituts. Edward Lynch and Wal
lace Mott, Eighth Infantry, have been retired as
Capt. Charles Ha, commissary of subsistence,
will proceed from Denver, Col., to Greeley, Col.,
on business connected with the Subsistence De
partment. First Lieut. Thomas Counolly, First Infantry,
now at Hot Springs, Ark., on sick leave, has
been ordered to join his proper station, (Angel
Leave of absence for two months, with per
mission to go beyond sea, has been granted
First Lieut. Guy Howard, Twelfth Infantry,
First Lieut. William H. Wheeler, Eleventh
Infantry, having been found physically disquali
fied, has been retired from active service as cap
tain of Infantry.
Second Lieuts. John P. Flnley, Frederick R.
Day, James Mitchell, and Frank W. Ellis,
United States Infantry, have been assigned to
duty as active signal officers.
First Lieut. Robert J. C. Irvine, Eleventh In
fantry, has been ordered before the examining
board at the Army Building, New York City,
for examination promotion.
Indictments have been found by the grand
jury at Deadwood, S. D., against the Sioux In
dian, Plenty Horse, the muderer of Lieut.
Casey during the late uprising.
Capt. William C. Shannon, assistant sur
geon, now on duty at Fort Apache, A. T.,
Is ordered to report to the Adjutant Gen
eral of tho Army for further orders.
Col. A. McD. McCook, Col. George Kendall,
Corps of Engineers, and Maj. A. S. Kimball,
quartermaster, will select at San Diego, Cal.
a site for a mllitaiy post and harbor defense.
Flr6t Lieut. John Guest, Eighth Cavalry, and
First Lieut. Charles W. Taylor, Ninth Cavalry,
are ordered before the examining board at Fort
Omaha, Neb,, for examination for promotion.
Capt. D. R. Burnham, Tenth Infantry,
Surgeon James C. McKee, and First Lieut. 0.
H. Cabanise, Jr., Eighteenth Iufantry, have
been ordered before an Army retiring board for
It has been decided by Maj, Gen. Schofleld
that a warrant issued to a non-commissioned
officer belongs to him for life, and is as much
his property as a commission Issued to an officer
of the Army is the property of the officer.
Second Lieut. Charles 0. Symmonds, United
States Cavalry, recently transferred from the
Eighteenth Infantry, is assigned to the Seventh
Cavalry, Troop H, (Fort Sill, O, T.,) and will
proceed to join his troop.
Chief Medical Purveyor E. P. Vollum, Sur
geon Dallas Bache, Surgeon A. 0. GIrard, and
Assistant Surgeon 0, M. Candy have been
detailed as a medical board to examine candi
dates for admission into the Medical Corps.
So much of special orders of February 20,
1891, as relateB to Second Lieut. Powhatan n.
Clarke, Tenth Cavalry, has been revoked, and
he has been ordered to examination before
Henry W. Lawton, Inspector General, for pro
motion. Maj. Calvin De Witt, surgeon, has been de
tained as a member of the board of officers at
Fort Bam Houston, Tex., for tbe examination
of officers for promotion, vice Lieut. Col.
Joseph C. Baily, assistant medical purveyor,
A board of officers, to consist of Brier. Gen.
Alexander McD. McCook, Col. George H. Men
aeu, uorps 01 j&Dgmeere. ana -uoi. Amos a
Kimball, quartermaster, is constituted to meot
at San Diego, Cal., for tho purpose of making
an examination for a suitable site for a military
post and harbor defenses at or near tho city of
San Dieco, etc.
Tho following-named officers have been or
dered to report before tho examining board
at Fort Omaha, Nob., for examination for pro
motion: First Lieut. John Guest, Eighth Cav
alry, and First Lieut. Charles W7 Taylor,
Capt. Robert Craig, Signal Corps, is ordered
to tho following-named points, in tho order in
which they arc designated, to inspect tho Signal
Scrvico stations located thereat: Atlanta, Ga.;
Montgomery, Ala.; Nashville, Chattanooga, and
Knoxvillo, Tenn., and Lynchburg, Va.
So much of special ordcis of March 2 as di
rects Maj. Camillo C. C. Carr, Eighth Cavalry,
to join a station in tho Department of Dakota
has been revoked, and ho will remain on duty
at tho United States Infantry and Cavulry
School, Fort Leavenworth, Kan, until further
Tho ordnance depot at Fort Leavenworth,
Kan., is discontinued. The ordnanop stores
and enlisted men 'thereat will be sent to tho
.Rock Island Arsenal before April 1, 1891. Tho
records, files, and papers of tho depot will bo
sent to the chief ordnanco officer Department of
Tho followlng-uamed officers, having been re
examined by Army retiring boards and found
not incapacitated for active service, will join
their proper stations: Capt. Leopold 0. Par
ker, First Iufantry, May 10, 1SS1, and First
Lieut. Edward S. Farrow, Twenty-first In
fantry, May 1, 1S91.
Maj. Samuel B. M. Young, Third Cavalry,
and Maj. Calvin De Witt, surgeon, have been
detailed as members of tho retiring board at
San Antonio, Tex., vice, respectively, Col.
Henry M. Black, Twenty-third Infantry, retired
from active service, and Lieut. Col. Charles C.
Byrne, surgeon, relieved.
Maj. Fred Van Vhet, Tenth Cavalry, brother
of Gen. Steven Van Vllet, retired, was burled
on Tuesday with military honors at Fort Grant,
Ariz., where ho died the previous Sunday. His
death was the result of an accident on the 27th
of February. As he was getting into a high
carriage he fell, breaking the bones of his right
elbow, and ho noverrallied from the shock.
Tho Georgetown University will ask that an
Army officer bo detailed for duty there as an in
structor In military science and tactics, under
tho law which was passed at tho last session of
Congress. No school or institution in the
District of Columbia has over had an Army
officer as an instructor. Tho Columbia College
Bome years ago endeavored to sceure one, but
Secretary Proctor has notified Col. Carpenter,in
command at FortMyer, Va., that the troopsnow
there must be ready to move by tho first of May.
What troops are to succeed those of the Fourth
and Sixth Cavalry, now at tho post, has not yet
been decided. The Seventh and Ninth have
been picked out for their gallant services in the
recent Indian campaign for the honor of coming
to Washington, but there is no decision yet as
to which troops of these regiments will be
An Army retiring board is appointed to meet
at Columbus Barracks, Ohio, for the examina
tion of 6uch officers as may be ordered before
it, consisting of the following-named officers:
Lieut. Col. William H. Jordan, Nineteenth In
fantry; Capt. Jacob H. Smith, Nineteenth In
fantry; Capt. Constant Williams, Seventh In
fantry; Capt. Augustus A. De Loffre, assistant
surgeon, and Capt. William Stephenson, assist
ant surgeon; First Lieut. David D. Mitchell,
Fifteenth Infantiy, recorder.
Tho following transfers In regiments are or
dered: First Cavalry First Lieut. Samuel C
Robertson, from Troop D to Troop L, vice First
Lieut. George B. Backus, from Troop L to
Troop D. Third Cavalry Capt. George K.
Hunter, from Troop C to Troop K, vice Capt.
Edgar Z. Stccver, from Troop K to Troop C.
Twenty-third Infantry Capt. Frederick L.
Doge, from Company G to Companv I; Capt.
Edward B. Pratt, from Company I to Company
B, and Capt. Calvin D. Cowles, from Company
B to Company G.
A general order has been issued by the Sec
retary in connection with tho act of Congress
authorizing a retired list for privates and non
commissioned officers who have served thirty
years and upward, In which itisheld: (1.) That
tho War of the Rebellion began April 15, 1801.
is.) mat -war service ' memoes service ren
dered as a commissioned officer. (3.) That the
war ended August 20, 1800", but to entitle tho
applicant to double time for service after April
2, 1806, it mu6t appear affirmatively that 6uch
service was rendered in the State of Texas.
NAVY AND MARINE CORPS.
Paymaster Stephen Rand, Jr., baB .been
ordered to special duty In the Navy Depart
ment. Howard Gage has been commissioned to bo a
passed assistant engineer from tho 19th of No
Ensign Hugh Rodman has been detached
from the Naval Observatory, aud ordered to
tho Coast Survey.
Joseph II. Lennard and Joseph J. Woodward
have beeu commissioned to be naval construc
tors from the 3d of March, 1891.
Lieut. William E. Sewell has been detached
from duty at the Navy Yard, Mare Island, Cal.,
24th Instant, and ordered to tho Lancaster on
the 1st of April next.
Asslstaut Surgeon George A. Lung has been
detached from the Mohican on her arrival at
Mare Island, and ordered to special duty at
Washington, D, C.
Acting Gunner M. W. Gllmartin has been
detached from tho navy yard, Washington, and
ordered to duty at tho Naval Ordnance Proving
Ground, Indian Head, Md.
Capt. Henry Erben has been detached as
member of board of inspection on the 81st in
stant, and ordered to duty as governor of Naval
Home, Philadelphia, on tbe same date,
Assistant Surgeon George T. Smith has been
detached from the receiving-ship Independence
on the arrival of tho Mohican at the Navy Yard,
Mare Island, Cal., and ordered to that vessel.
Capt. Edwaid E. Potter is detached from
duty aB governor of Naval Pome, Philadelphia,
on the 81st instant, and ordered to command
tho training-ship Minnesota on the 1st of April.
Commauder Charles M. Thomas has been de
tached as hydrographic inspector under the
Coast and Geodetic Survey on the 10th instant
and ordered to special duty in the Buieau of
Lieut. Commander Selh M. Ackley has been
detached from present duties on the 15th in
stant and ordered as hydrographic Inspector
under the Coast and Geodetic Survey on the
The report of the commission appointed to
select a site for a dry-dock on the waters of the
Gulf of Mexico states that an exhaustive exami-
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'Watch for the Announcement of Our Grand Spring Opening of
nation was made of the, gulf coast aud waters.
At Tampa, Mobile, Pcntacola, and some other
points visited It was found that tho water was
too shallow. Tho commission sayB that the
South Pass of the Mississippi affords tho only
entrance twenty-six feet deep to a harbor far
enough from tho ser. to bo safe from gun-fire.
On the shores of the,lver the primary requisites
for a 6ite are found. The banlc of tho river on
tho Algiers side from tho Southern Pacific Bail
road ferry, downward 2,000 or 8,000 feet, is also
clear and clean and has remained so for years,
and here is tho naval reservation of which tho
Mississippi River Commission says thje bank at
Algiers is permanent and will doubtless remain
so for fifty or more years. Accordingly tho
firesent commission selected the site next ad
oiulng tho property of tho railroad company.
At tho New York Navy Tard experiments are
being made of its use for coating steel and iron
ships of the Navy to provent tho conoslvo
action of son-water aud fouling from marine
growths. Two steel plates coated with a prepa
ration made by a Japanese Dim have been sub
merged at the yard for tho past two months.
They are said to be In tho best condition, and
will bo kept under water for several weeks yet.
The experiment has been made at tho sugges
tion of an officer who recently saw the use of
lacquer on vessels In Asiatic waters. Tho
lacquer in use by tho Japanese navy Is made
from gum found in China and Coiea, and has
givon great satisfaction here. It is claimed
that a coat of lacquer will preserve a ship's bot
tom for three years. For a ship like the Boston
such a coating would cost about $0,000. It is
yet to be 6hown that the lacquer would not
crack with tho contraction and expansion of a
metal hull under different temperatures.
Bids were issued last week by the Department
requesting proposals for the construction of tho
protected steel cruiser of 7,800 tons displace
ment, .specially provided for in the Naval Ap
propriation act, approved March 3, 1891. The
time fixed for the opening of such proposals as
may be received Is Monday, Juno 1 next. Tho
vessel is designated cruiser No. 13. a mate
rial used in its construction, including engines,
boilers, and machinery, are required to bo of
domestic manufacture. The Government will
provide all armor bolts and their accessories,
excepting such aB may bo required for the pro
tective deck, but tho contractors will be re
quired to put them in place. The veesel must
also develop in the open sea a speed of not less
than twentyone knots per hour for four con
secutive hours, or tho contractor will bo sub
ject to a penalty of $25,000 for each quarter
kuot deficiency. A premium of $50,000, how.
ever, Is provided for each, quarter kuot devel
oped in excess of twenty-one knots.
Sergeant John L. Sinn, Company A, Third Bat
talion, has been reduced to the rank of private
for being absent from drill.
812-814 SEYENTH STREET NORTHWEST.
Latest Novelties of the Parisian,
8 1 2 and 814 Seventh Street.
MILLINERY AND WRAPS.'
TIio Corps to Reorganize.
Tho independent portion of tho Corcoran
Cadet Corps having obtained a decision favor
able to them they will at once rcorganlzo into a
new company. Mr. John M. Deponni, a prom
inent member of tho company, said last night:
"While the outcome of tho suit was not at all a
surprise, we feel very jubilant over tho result.
The members of the company will now get
together and reorganize, and in a short time
the company will havo regained its old-time
name and position among the military organi
zations of tho city." As regards the captaincy
of tho company ho was reticent, but It Is sur
mised that Lieut, W. F. Morrow, son of the
lato Col. T. G. Morrow, will be called upon to
accept the honor. The most prominent candi
dates for tho lieutenancies are Mr. J. I). Rao
burn, G. Von Dacbenhausen, J. M. Deponal,
W. Bevans, and S. S. Klnslnger.
Tea at Its Very Best.
A tcaexpeit says that a pound of tea will
furnish 800 cups of liquor, if it Is made properly,
but that tho maximum benefits of tho leaf, both
In tho matter of quality and quantity, aro
seldom enjoyed because of tho general ignor
anco of what appears to bo so simple a process
as to require nocaie, tho method of brewing.
Ho Bays tho tea leaves should ho put into an
earthen or agateware pot (never ubo mental)
and Btand on tho back of the stovo until thor
oughly warmed. Then hiseing hot water, which
has been freshly boiled, should be poured in,
and the pot should be placed at the back of tho
6toyo for ten minutes, where it will keep hot
but not boil. At the expiration of that tlmo
tho tea will be perfect, but if it Js desired to
keep it so the liquor must be poured off Into
another vessel, 60 as to .separate it from, tho
loaves, which after awhilo would give off an as
tringent element. In serving tho cupB and tho
cream should bo warm, and tho cream should
be put in tho cups before tho tea.
Tho Famous Philadelphia Oyster
Will soon begin to handle all tho celebrated
brands of summer oysters, and continue
throughout the season, so the lovers of the
toothsome bivalve need have no fears of bavlug
to wait from April to September to gratify their
appetites, but can get them all through tho
summer months fresh from the beds and as fat
as butter put up in any style, Another feature
Of this establishment is tbe promptness with
which all orders are filled. Soft and hard-shell
crabs will soon bo on the market aud served at
this popular resort, 513 Eleventh street north
west, Our genial Joe Smith Is etill at tho corner of
New York avenue and Sixth street with n se
lected assortment of lino family groceries and
table luxuries, whioh he is selling as cheap as tho
cheapest. Call and eeo him. He will treat you
King's Palace, 812-814: Seventh Street
Calls tho attention of the ladies of thiB city and'
the adjacent countleB-to the fact that they havo
the best equipped ladles', misses', and children's .
furnishing department in this city. They would
call your special notice to their ladies' muslin
underwear. Special sales in this department aro
held dally, and values are given that havo never
yet been offered to tho ladles of this District.
Their reputation as being the leaders of fashion
in millinery in Washington is such a well-established
fact that none dare to dispute their
claim as the leaders in this lino. They would
call your special attention to tho advance styles
thoyaro now displaying In spring millinery and
wraps, embracing all tho latest novelties of all
tho foreign and domestic markets. Watch for
an announcement of their grand spring opening
of millinery and wraps, which will occur shortly.
It would not be well to close without calling tho
public's attention to their large and extensive
dry goods department, having all of tho latest
spring eflects in nobby dre.s goods. Au Inspec
tion of this department will amply repay you.
Also glance over their complete lino of fancy
goods of every description. Call on King's
Palace before puicha6lng. They will savo you
from 10 to 20 per cent.
No Revolution in Cuba. '
Tho Spanish Minister in Washington yester
day received a cable despatch from the Captain
General of Cuba doclailng that theio uro no
signs of revolution or disorderly outbreak of
auy kind upon the island.
Americans Died of'Typhus Fever,
Gunoa, March 14, An American citizen, Mr.
Anthony Francis, and his daughter, Ida, bavo -died
from typhus fever in this city.
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Three, American Bishops in Rome..
Rome, March 14. Throe American bishops
Bishop Doane, of Albany; Bishop Whipple, of
Minnesota, and Bishop Vincent, of Delaware
have arrived in this city.
Disaster in tho Bay Averted.
Baitimoe, March 14. The &teamer Stutt
hart, from Bremen, ashore in the bay for two -days,
worked off and proceeded,
DCGUID.-Qn the 14th of March, 1891, ut 3 P.
M Robert Dujculd, in tho sixty-seventh year of
IiIb aire, a native or Aberdeen, Scotland. Fune
ral will take place from late residence, G32
Rhode l6)nnd avenue, on Monday, Mai oh 10.
1801, at 3 o'clock P.M. Friends invited.
DAVIS. At Wbcatou, Montgomery County,
Md.. on Friday, March 13,1891, at 4 o'olook P.
M..M188 Elizabeth L. Davis, beloved sister of
Mrs. Dr. M. J. Griffith and of Mrs. Julia W.
Ellery and daughter of the lato John DhvIb, for
merly of Augusta, Mo. Funeral from St. Johu'B
Church, Forrest Glen. Mdou Sunday, 15th in
stant, at a P. M, Interment at Mount Olivet
Cemetery, Washington, D. O , at 5 P. M.
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