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THE PRESIDENT UPHELD
lnss BRoirxsriLLß test.
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Backers of Negro Troops Say The
The test case brought to reinstate the negro sol
diers discharged from the army after the Browns
ville affair was decided in favor •■!■ the government
yesterday by Judge Houeti In the United States
Pistrict Court. Th" court overruled the demurrer
liled by the petitioner to the government's answer.
The action was brought in the name of Os-car W.
Reid. one of the discharged privates. He asked to
recover the pay and emoluments that would have
come to l.im in the service from the date of the
discharge t" the expiration of the three years' term
of enlistment. It was an open secret, however.
that the money for the action was supplied by a
number of white m»n, mostly New Englanders.
Yesterday Chase aTrlVii. of Mellen & Woodbridge.
counsel for Reid, said he could not furnish the
nan's of these men, because they did not wish to
V* annoyed by persons who would want them to
pay lor other suits. Hf said that many letters had
been received at Us. office from persons; some of
them cranks, asking if the same men who were
paying for Reids suits would also -back" them.
— c writers, however, were not other negro sol
diers, fine* the discharged men have recognised
this as a test case for the benefit at all of them.
To show that the case is net dropped Mr. Mellen
issued the following statement:
An appeal will be taken to the Supreme Court
et Washington from Judge Hough's decision. We
anticipated the probability that sue!; an appeal
•would be necessary, since it is a generally ac
cepted rule that a court of first instance will not
declare an act of Congress or of the executive
inva'.id unless the invalidity be clear beyond rea
sonable doubt. So ca.ee similar to the present has
been brought to the attention of the courts, prob
ably because no former President has assumed
■unlimited power to dismiss or otherwise punish
members of the army. The Supreme Court is the
proper tribunal lor the decision of questions of
this importance, and we shall therefore lay the
case before it at the earliest date roesible. not
withstanding the great respect we entertain for
Judge Hough's views. .
In sustaining: the argument of f nited States At
torn<\- Henry I*. Stimson Judge Hough rehearsed
the facts in the case and said J that Reid had
brought suit under the Tucker act. which "neces
sarily implied that claim -was asserted on a con
tract expressed or implied with the government of
the United States." Continuing, the decision states:
A separate defence contained in the answer Pets
forth at length the documents supporting the
statement hereinabove made, and avers that the
r.r^or of the President end the said discharge (of
Reid* was not made as punishment of the peti
tioner or of the others, but for the good of the
service and for th* maintenance of the. moral*
of the army. To this defence there is a general
demurrer. ■ . , ,
«i*.^eral matters discussed at bar must be laid
aside as immaterial to the disposition of this
Whether Reid or Ms comrades or any of them
were guilty of the riotous disturbance in question.
or whether Reid personally committed any in
fraction of pood order or military discipline, or
whether he is in fact a desirable soldier, or knew
or withheld anything tending toward the discovery
of the perpetrators of the Brownsville riot; or
•w-riPther. so far as Reid or others are concerned,
the | — lent'a action was unnecessarily severe,
cruel or unjust — are questions beyond this Judi
cial investigation. i
The material inquiries seem to me very few.
The nature of a soldier's contract of enlistment
has been sufficiently treated, in re Grumley. 13«.
V. S 147 By his contract the burden of military
service is not for a definite time but for Uiree
years, "unless sooner discharged by proper au
I do not give a«s»rr to the assertion that a sol
dier's engagement is or bears much resemblance
to a civil contract of hire, but on the assumption
<rao6t favorabl* to th« petitioner* that It is such
6 contract, it is t«»rmin«M* at will, if that will be
expressed through a proper officer.
This petitioner was. so far as formalities at
tending his severance from the service are con
cerned, properly discharged — that Is. his dis
charge paper was correct in form and signature,
ar.rS so much is not denied. But the "authority"
causing and directing his discharge was the pres
ident of the United States, who personally gave
• i-» order therefor, so that the final question upon
The assumptions very favorable to. the petitioner
Is whether the. President, as commander In chief
of the army, is "proper authority" to terminate
■- invitum a Folder's enlistment.
•This question must h«> answered affirmatively if
either 'it there he Inherent constitutional au
thority in the President as commander in chief so
to do. or [21 there be such authority in the ab
ience of Congressional statutory action limiting.
d»finiEg or reflating the commander's powers;
or if (SI in this case the President acted in ac
cordance with the -arious acts of Congress regu
lating the army and discharges therefrom.
Judtre Hough then quoted the articles of war in
support of his opinion and ended by naying:
It II". however, further asserted that some In
fraction of law was wrought by forcing upon Reid
a "discharge without honor." The phrase Is not
torn to the statases: ■'• is found only in the
army reflations, which are from time to time
promulgated by the Secretary of War, but do not
rind The Secretary that makes them, and much
less the commander in chief.
Th» exart methods of this soldier's discharge and
the quantum or kind of character tliat should be
given him. not being regulated by statute, must
necessarily be left to the discretion of the execu
tive officer having power to grant some kind of a
disrharg*-. That it is beyond the power of the
Judicial branch to coerce or review the discretion
of The executive. is familiar doctrine, while that a
iisrhsir?*- with « very bad character is not a pun
ishment fo th*> mat discharged within the mean-
In? of any federal statute is settled by U. S. vs.
Kinjrslev. us y. S.. ST.
The demurrer is overruled, and as that portion
or Th- answer ■!■■! 1 1 ill to presents, in my judg
ment, a complete defence to the petition, final
Judgment is direct**? in favor of the government
and against the petitioner, with costs to be taxed.
REAR ADMIRAL BICKNELL RETIRED.
Washington. May 15.— Rear Admiral George A.
MefcneO was placed on the retired list of the. navy
to-day, after forty-nine years of active service.
SHOCK LASTING AN HOUR RECORDED.
Washington, May 15.— An earthquake that lasted
an hour, and of considerable intensity, was re
corded on th* Weather Bureau seismographs here
early to-day. The origin, according to a statement
of Chief ■JTUas I. Moore, of UN bureau, was ap
proximately 3.?"' miles from Washington.
$50,000 FOR LINCOLN MEMORIAL.
Weshington. May II — A bill appropriating
|M.es« for a memorial to Abraham Lincoln on
th* i=it» of the Lincoln birthplace in Kentucky
was iias«=c«J by the Senate to-day upon motion of
LIEUTENANT EHRNBECK SAFE.
Manila, May 15.— Second lieutenant Arthur R.
Efcrnbeck. who wa^ reponed on May 12 to be
isitT\-ne from 'his elation in Mindanao, Is safe at
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BUILDINGS BILL PASSED.
Amended Currency Bill to Confer
ence — Sherwood Attacks Keifcr.
Washington, May 15.— The work of cleaning up
legislation in the House preparatory to adjourn
ment on May 23 proceeded at h rapid psce to-day.
■With only a short time allowed for debate, both
the Military Academy appropriation bill and the
omnibus public building bill were passed, leaving
of the ■apply bills only the general deficiency bill
to be considered. This will probably be taken up
on Monday. In addition. 82u private pension bills
weir put through.
By a strictly, party vote the Vreeiand currency
bill as amended by the Senate to-day was. after a
lively debate, sent to conference. The vote was
ayes ISO. noes 108, "present" 6.
A bitter and. sensational, attack on ox-Speaker
Batter, of Ohio, by his colleague. General Sher
wood, was a feature of the day's proceedings Mr.
Sherwood based his remark* on an alleged p.ccusa
tion by General 'Keifcr that he had introduced a
bill for pensions for veterans "for hurfcombe and
political purposes." Interest in the incident was
enhanced by the fact that in addition to being
from the same state Generals Keifer and Sher
wood are both veterans of the Civil War. General
Sherwood said tie had been attacked and maligned
and misquoted in six pages of the Congressional
Record, "and that, ' too, without any provocation
He, said that his advocacy of the measure of
lelief of 'the veterans had excited the envy of Gen
eral Keifer. "who. I am credibly informed, wishes
to be recognized as the only soldier of any account
on this, floor." He said that "Mr. Heifer's idea of
legislation was like Mt. Keifer himself—
selfish." ; t
FOR PRESIDENT'S BILLS.
Government Liability and Water
vcays m Commission Favored.
f From The Tribune Bureau
Washington. May 15.— Two of the President 1
measures were agreed on by committees of the
House to-day and will be favorably reported with
out delay f'< as to Insure their passage at this
session A bill providing for the continuance of
the Inland Waterway? Commission was agreed on
by the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Com
merce. This measure, which th« President has re
peatedly asked for. was. introduced by. Representa
tive Burton, of Ohio. and provides that the com
mission shall make a report to Congress next De
cember and a final report when prepared. It also
specifies that the commission shall continue its
Investigation of all. questions relating to the de
velopment of waterways and the conservation' of
natural resources. Besides the $20.onr> appropriated
for this purpose, a government building will be
assigned to the commission for Its work.
Another measure, which will be favorably re
ported by the Judiciary Committee. Is the Alexan
der government liability bill, in which the Presi
dent is vitally interested. It provides that damages
shall be paid to government employes Injured in
line of duty or to the heirs of such employe*. The
bill Is limited in its application to artisans and la
borers engag"! in hazardous occupations and pro
vides that an employe . injured in working hours
shall receive his salary for a year, unless he
sooner recovers. If he is killed, the year's wages
are to be paid to his heirs.
The Foreign Affaire Committee reported favor
■My a bill to establish a more suitable code of
laws for Judge Wilfl»\ '« court In China, the pro
visions of which have he*n previously outlined In
The Tribune Opposition to thai measure In the
Foreign Relations Committee will probably pre
vent Its becoming a law at this session.
SIR HENRY'S WISH FOR HOME RULE.
John Redmond Tells of Late Premier's Effort
in Behalf of Ireland.
Lrmdonr May I<J.— ln today's "Nation" John Rich
mond tells a touching story Of the late Sir Henry
Camptvll-Rarmermairs determination on behalf of
Home Rule for Ireland. The last time he visited
the House of common?! Sir Henry told Mr. Red
mond that It was his intention himself to wind up
the approaching Home Rule debute The n*xt day
the Premier was stricken with the Illness that
eventually proved fatal. The debate was fixed for
February IT. and as Mr. Btrretl. chief Secretary
for Ireland, ills" was Indisposed. Mr. Redmond
asked Mr. Asqulth. «* acting fender In the House,
to postpone the debate. Mr. Asquith declined, but
Fir Henry, bearing of this, sent word that unless
the debate was postponed be had made up his
mind, whatever the cost, to leave his he.i and go
to th» House of Common* and take part in the dis
cussion. Thereupon. Mr Redmond Rays. Mr As
quith.yi'lOd. and postponed 'he debatyo March 30
HARD FIGHTING IN ALGERIA
French Forces Lose Three Officers and Ten
Men Killed — Sixty-five Wounded.
Algiers. May 15. -The Pteacfa force under Gen
eral Vigy lost thirteen mm killed and Blxty-five
wounded In an engagement lasting the greater part
at yesterday. an«J Houdenib, th- stronghold of the.
Arab leader, ntulal rfssswn. wa« bombarded. Three
French officers were killed. The Arab looses were
This engagement was preceded on May 13 by a
battle near Benl Oaten, which also lasted all day.
The French force was composed of Infantry, cav
alry and artillery. It drove the Arabs In the di
rection of Boudenib.
A SHARP DEBATE IN THE DOUMA.
St. Petersburg. May -The I>ouma had a
stormy session to-day, and the He was passed be
tween the leaders of the minority and the majority.
Vladimir Purlshkevltch enlivened the debate wltn
several impolite epithet*. At one time he was on
the point of assaulting M. Mllyoukov. leader Of th 3
Constitutional Democrats. Two of his associates
held him in his seat. Alexander J. Guchkoff, th*»
Octobrist leader, made the charge that part of
the Douma only wanted to obstruct business, ana
the disorderly scenes followed.
DATE FOR CONFERENCE ON OPIUM.
Paris May 15.— The government at Washington
ha» proposed that the international conference of
the powers to arrange details to check the culti
vation of opium within their territories in order to
MM China to suppress the use of the drug be held
at Shanghai on January 1. 19*.- Th- French gov
ernment has accepted the American proposal.
WOMAN CANDIDATE FOR PARLIAMENT.
Toronto. May 15.-M1» Clara Martin announced
to day her decision to run for the provincial leg
islature" at the election in East Toronto, in nppo
lltion to Dr. R. A. Pyne. Minister of Education in
«,e provincial Cabinet. Miss Martin I. Canada's
firrt woman Lwver. hi a member of the Toronto
Sard of Education, and hopes to be the first
Canadian woman member of Parliament.
T UNIONISTS RETAIN A SEAT.
London. May 15.-The by-election in the North
D vision of Shropshire to nil the vacancy? inWtae
House of Common- caused by the death of \\ *
i- on Slaney has resulted in the return of the
Ironist date. Vevllle Stanler. by . majority
of Ml The Unionists have held this seat for nearly
SURRENDER OF THE YAQUiS.
7 i.iv M ay 15.-A dispatch from Her
2Si/3- General Lorenzo T!<rroK has con
moslllo sa>s tnai Y aqu lß . Many Indians are
S« Tfrom "their mountain fastness b-rln.
QUIET ELECTIONS IN JAPAN.
_„ May :s_Th« elections Jo-day passed off
o Jetl in Tok o and It is believed that the same
' rfition Prevailed in the provinces. The -absence
of ex "ement is unprecedented The onle.a. re-
be announced a week hence. ■••,
NO Ml ' ! imi.fi' 1 of r£. «'" ! Hungarians who are
tuecn a nunibero _ . r on? hun dred Italians
out ";;:;:;.:r;.; *° rk "" ,e l -" CkP " rt
breugnt here « <-*> u-i afternoon . The
•™2![ '? i »£ .0 begin work, when the. local
,t:dUns SSgggg tn , m Sitlj ,on. and clubs,
' ' ■ £! "T,™ 'Sei-kelter through adjoining lots
driving th*i« . arri : J The police were informed, and
and lumber ;arts. v no ,tuities ceased. MOM of
« t their «- «r«ou.ly hurt, although Beveral
were cut and UruiseJ
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SATURDAY, MAT 16, 1908.
SPERRY IN COMMAND
Admiral Thoma* Ends Active Saval
Career of Forty-seven Years.
San Francisco, May 15-R^ar Admiral rnarles
Stillmar Si*>rry assumed command of the Atlantic
fleet to-day. Rfar Admiral <"harl?s M. Thomas,
who succeeded Rear Admiral Evans as commander
in chief of the Atlantic fleet, hauled lown his
fla* at io:4f> a. m. from the truck of the Connec
ticut, and ten minutes later Admiral Snerry was
received on board the flagship with the salutes
and other naval honors befitting his rank.
The reorganization of tne fle~t was Immediately
carried into fffect. and throughout the noon hour
the waters of the bay echoed the call of bugles.
the roll of drums and the strains of music from
half a dozen quarterdecks. Rear Admiral W. H.
Kmery transferred his flag from the Georgia to
the 1,->uisiana. the new flagship of the Second
Squadron. Third Division. Captain Richard Wain-
REAR APMTRAI. CHARLES B. BPERRT.
Who assumed command of the battleship fleet yes
(Photograph by Harrii. & K-wlnir. W««hinßton.)
wright gave up command of the Louisiana and
hoisted the triangular flag of senior division com
mander on the Georgia. He commands the second
Division. Captain Schroeder. commanding the Vir
ginia, assumed command of the Fourth Division
and took up his quarters on the new flagship Wis
consin. Both Captains Schroeder and Wainwrlght
will' be promoted to the grade of rear admiral in
July. . .
Although still fin Independent force to all in
tents and purposes, the Atlantic fleet passed tech
nically and temporarily toi-day under control of
the Pacific fleet. R#ar Admiral Dayton, com
mander in chief of th« Pa.lflc fleet, outranks Ad
miral Sparry, and as. coon as Admiral Thomas's
blue flag was run down on the Connecticut lie be
came senior officer in command of the combined
fleets. It had been Interred that the Pacific fleet
should SHii early this morning, and thus avoid
the ensuing complications of change of command,
hut under orders from Washington the cruisers are
held Here to await further instructions.
Although he will not retire until October next,
Admiral Thomas to-day ended his active* naval
career of nearly forty-seven year? The torpedo
boat flotilla under command of Captain E. W.
Freeman. left the harbor early to-day for Sacra
mento. Five days of entertainment hay« been pro
vided by the reception committee, of th» capital
city, the members of which with Mayor White.
win meet the officers of th- fleet upon their arrival.
This wilj be th* first time any of the resseli of the
navy have gone so far Inland in California Sacra
mento Is 125 miles from this harbor.
Advice- from Honolulu pay thai ■ request has
come from the I-,,™- settlement of Molokei. that
when the fleet arrive! from Sun Francisco, th»
vessels san close enough to the ihor* of Moloka!
that they may be neon from the settlement, which
the lepers are not •>«>rmitt«d to leave.
AMERICAN SCHOONER SEIZED.
Canadian Cniiser Brings Halibut Ratal
Vancouver, stay U Fo md n«hinK taslde the
three-mil* limit at ihr north etvi of Vancouver
i-lan.i. the American steam haUbui h booner
Francis Cutting, owned by the s.-miie Fteh and
Cold Storage Company, was seised by the Cana
dian fisheries cruiser Kestrel and brought to Van
Commander Kewcombe teie ß rpphed to Ottawa
and the Dominion government «:!! decide whether
the ressel is to be ronflacated, the owners havins
an opportunity of fijtntinj: It In the courts if they
wish The Cutting is worth abOUl !».•»•
GERMANS SEIZE ENGLISH BOAT.
Cuxhaven, May :." The E>nglish steam flshinß
boat Ta'irii!-, from Qrlmsby, wl.il-- flsl.ii.R near
Amrum. nn Island of PIUMU. In the North Sea
has u-en arrested by a German, torpedo boat.
Bbc was taken to Cuxhaven
BOMB ON CALCUTTA CAR TRACK.
Four Natives Injured by Explosion — Fifth
Attempt to Injure Europeans.
Calcutta, May 15.— A bomb on a rail of a street
car line here was exploded to-day by the wheel of
a cart passing over it Four natives were Injured
The criminals evidently Intended to wreck a street
car containing white persons, as notices In Bengali
recently have been circulated warning natives not
to ride In flint class cars. Apparently the bomb
was cbarßed with picric acid. This is the (ifth at
t.-rnpt within five months to blow »u> streetcars
with bombs. .
NATURALIZATION DECREE IN BRAZIL.
Rio de Janeiro. Maj !'. President Penna ?iK"ed
s decree to-day regulatmg the naturalization of
MAY TRADE LAND WITH UNCLE SAM.
Board of Estimate Considering Plans for
Street from Penny Bridge to Maspeth.
President <jresser of Queens informed the Public
Service Commission yesterday that the mailer of
opening a Street alon X the Ix.nfc Island Railroad
Company's tracks between Penny Hrldpe and .Mas
peth was pending in the Board of Estimate and
Apportionment. < 'ommissii.ner Baasett had com
plain. <1 of the danger att. tiding the practice of em
ployes of the factories along Newtown Creek using
the railroad right Of way us a street. The local
authorities. Mr. (iresser said, had taken ftivorabl"
action in 1903. but the War Department refused to
grant the necessary amount of land along the creek
unless the city ceded to the f.-deral government a
corresponding amount This solution was recom
mended to the Mayor and the Hoard of Estimate
and Apportionment, and Mr. Greaser said he ex
pected final approval noon.
Mayor McClellan sent word that the city «»Kl
neers would take up the matter of the foundations
of the new municipal bußdlng at the Brooklyn
Bridge terminal at once, to avoid delay In the work
on Che Brooklyn Bridge subway loop, which was
discontinued except as to excavation a few days
Through W. Butler Duncan, its president, the
East River Terminal Railroad applied for permis
sion to construct :i steam freight road tn Wii!
lamaburg. from the Kast River, between North
3d and North 4th streets, east about half a mile to
a point cast of \V>the avenue, between North 3d
arid North 4th streets.
The Interborough Uapid Transit Company was
given until September 1 to extend the overhead
, nway M the ttd street station of the Second
avenue "U," to correspond with the banging pas
sageway and to construct a stairway therefrom
to the caM side of Second avenue. The company
must also build ■ stairway from the eastern end
of tne , lower USSMSJI— I to the sidewalk and m
, n , th« width of the m?in rtalrwaj
Uf*r»u*> i£ b* had »t «» Sroadwa*. N.w Tor*.
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ARMY AND NAVY NEWS
President to Fill Important Vacancy
in Navy Depart men.
[From The Tribune Rur-nu]
Washington. May 15.
NEW ENGINEER IN CHIEF The'sudden death
of Rear Admiral C. W. Rae, engineer In chief of the
navy, leaves a vacancy hi one of the most impor
tant billets on shore, that of chief of the bureau of
steam engineering, who. by reason of his office, is
an influential member of the naval board on con
struction. The selection of his successor, therefore,
is a matter of considerable moment, especially In
view of the Important questions of naval design
and equipment, particularly in the feature of motive
power. likely to engage the experts during the next
year or so. Among those officers of the old en
gineer corps who are regarded as eligible, although
they are not necessarily candidates, are Captain
Albert F. Dlxon, who Is the principal assistant of
the engineer In chief; Captain John R. Edwards,
who is on duty at the Portsmouth (X. II.) Navy
Yard, and who was formerly for many years OB
duty in the bureau of steam engineering, and Cap
tain John K. Barton, who until recently has been
head of the engineering department at the Naval
An important aspect of the successorshlp is that
an officer of the old line who has never been con
nected with the engineering branch may be selected
to succeed Rear Admiral Rae. This would have Its
advantages, which are appreciated by the engineer
officers themselves, and, if such a view of the situa
tion were taken by the President, among those who
would be regarded as eligible are Captain Thomas
C. McLean, a member of the board of Inspection
and survey; Captain Hugo Osterhaus, commanding
officer of the United States ship Connecticut, and
Captain Joseph 8. . Murdoek. 'he commanding offi
cer Of th« United States bhip Rhode Island.
The question of succession to this billet was, how
ever very thoroughly thrashed out when Rear Ad
miral Melville retired, nearly five years ago, by
President Roosevelt, who was so Instrumental in
Amalgamating the engineer corps and the line wh«n
he was in the Navy Department, and he then de
cided that the interests of the Mr vice demanded ■
trained, experienced technician of the old corps in
this responsjhle. sh'-re position faff many yea's to
come, lr was andetatood at that urn» that >' rf ptatn
Edwardi would have had the appointment had he
n<>r deforreri to Urn superior rank of Captain Rae.
who also had th<- a-tive support ■ ' Senates Hale.
ORDERS ISSUED.— following orders have
rollowtnit captain* d»tal>d comml"»arl»! a* ir.anepuvr»
ramps indicated: FRAN" 'IS J. KOESTF.R, Fine
'rialns: HE.NR\ T. FER'ilS<>V. Naciml-nto Ranch
and Am^rian Lake.
Captain WILLIAM H. B! RT. pavma#f»r two months"
Contract Surgeon BAJtt'Kl T. WEIHIrK. fr"m Alcatra*
Inland to Pr«-slf!to >-f .-an FranH«r... examination for
appointment «■< first l!*-if*nant In medical *— aa
Captain HIRAM MI- PI>WKli« r.th Infantry, to gen
eral hospital. Fort Ha>arc!
Brigadier G<-neral I'IULJI' HKAI'K. rep.ir« to command
lnK iceneral. I'hlllppinrs.
First U^ittenant JOSKJ'>I K>>l>;KF:?. Philippine scouts.
* r*"»i«nfitlon accepted.
Flrih Lieutenant tfHT""' C LEASCKE. signal corps.
Fln.l" Ij'^teSint'" WILUAM A. KENT. 2=d Infantry,
from Washington. Ny
.•»,.t,iln F F QfALTROCGH. detached navy yard.
\\-ashlnßton: Ml command the >;««- ia. vice Captain
if Mri'REA home, await orders.
LJeutenant i'omir.aiul«t L. H. CHANDLER, to Bureau cf
HMAhaa'a K. AIKEN. to the North Carolina.
l VeutenaM S I- M. MAJOR. detached naval station.
.-avlie to the Kalnbow. .
t iMitenant' Commander E. L. RISSELL. «l«tavb*d naval
«^tii.n ca*n»; to »uppiv.
Enclifn V. L. KEICHMUTH. detached the Helena; to
Assistant *iirr«-,n I. F. COHS. detached naval »tation.
Olonsapo: «<> nBV »' hospital. Mare I.land.
BOMai Lieutenant. .1. DIXON and I> W. T. WALLER.
Jr. detached navy yard. Norfolk: tt> marine bat
taiion. Isthmian ranat xont.
Second U<-ut<-nant W. C. WISE. Jr.. detached marine
" barrai.-k«. Washington ; to marine battalion. Isthmian
Major* if- X° n LOWNDES, retired, detached headquarters;
Major K. R. UDWNDES. retired, detached headquarter*.
Firnt" Lieutenant W. A. HOWARD, to marine barracks.
Washington, examination for retirement.
Second Lieutenant .1 B. HORTOX, letached th« AU-
K'lina: to the Connect lout.
Captain C. C CARPESTER. detacher! the Connecticut;
to marine barrack*. navy yard. Boston.
First uciiteiiar.t R. V RHEA. from home lo marine bar-
Seco™d rk 88 H n N MANNEY. to marine barracks.
t navy yard. New Tork.
MOVEMENTS OF WARSHIPS.-The followirj
movements of vessels' have been reported to the
May 14- Th« Panther, at M.ire Island: the tetj^tta
' Blakely th» V' Lone, the Thornton and the T'.=f«y.
at Brunswick: the Corplon. •' Ciarlesto* ■
May — The Mayflower. frcm Gotntanaaio for Waahlajf
tt>n. . ....
May 14— The Albany, from Saltna Cru» for ?an J«s» d»
GuaremaJa: the r^inther. from -an ■ F"rancis?» for
Mare Island: the South fi»li.>««. from San -Francisco
f/»r final trial, 'he i'a'iurih trmm <">ir»cao *■ nssSSI
Csbell>>; the Sioux, from Boston v <*ir Bradferi: Si
Porter. * « Blaketr. the De I^>n*. "•• Tborntoa %.<% .<
the Tir>«ey. from F»m^rvi'na for Brunswick.
M»r IS — The ".Annar 1 " 1!*.1 !*. SMBi Suva. Fljf. for Tztto "•,»-
The delivered to naval militia of K«w York yes
terday at navy yarl. Nei. v->-i<
GENERAL WOOD AT MARSEILLES.
Marseilles. Mar 15.— Major general Leonard y-
Wood, accompanied by th» members of. his fam-^'
ily. arrived here to-day from Manila by way elf .
Gibraltar. He started for Switzerland, whence. h»
will so to Paris. General Wood is in good health.
123 PROSPECTIVE MIDSHIPMEN.
Annapolis. May i.V— »♦ candidates who recent
ly took the mental, test for admission to -.<• Naval
Academy as midshipmen 123 were successful.
Three were presidential appotnte«=-^ l> XV. Hamil
ton, of New Mexico; J. R. Jackltng. of Washing
ton. and N. W. Htbl>s. of Washington State.
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