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t THE SUN, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1808. r-----q 1
PRICES UP ON WAR RELICS.
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WELL FOB CVBAK MEMKKTOB.
aw tfce Rongh Riders Writ THeilntd
mrnA Tken Delighted a Oiran Mllraary
MMi The Whole Camp Accepts "Heet"
M flm Slang Term far WMskey.
Out Wrcorr, Aug. 81. War rellos art on a
trail market. This In das to two circum
stances: first, the Increasing number of camp
visitors, who eagerly snap up almost anything
which has oometf rom Cuba, and, secondly, ths
sdvtmt of the paymaster In a number of ike
regtmsnts. Every soldier who has been at the
front has brought back at least a few rsllo to
whloh he has penitently stuck through thick
and thin and the orosess of disinfection. Not
with anrSKitlon of selling them did he bring
them baok. but food hag been scarce and
money wherewith to buy It still soraoer, par
ticularly among the regulars, and many a poor
felhrw has sold things hs would have wished
to keep as heirlooms for his ohlldren for pal
try gams In order that he might fill his stom
ach for ones. There is, of oourss. no exact
standard of value for these rellos. One man
mhght tiny for a quarter what another man
had paid a dollar for. It would depend upon
I the 'need mess of the soldier. Machetes are
ths most eougbt-for relics. A wesk ago one
could buy a machete for 12; now It would be
bard to And a soldier willing to sell one of
these weapons for 16. The Intrinsic worth of
an average machete Is about a dollar and a
quarter. Mauser bullets are also In great de
mand. They come In "clips" of Ave each. Last
week a newspaper man, going through the
hospital, was stopped by a soldier Just arrived
from the detention camp, who begged for
cigarette. The correspondent gave him a
package, and hs offered In return a clip of
Mauser bullets. Then the correspondent said
he would take It if he could pay for them and
offered half a dollar. The soldier at flrat-re-fused
to take more than a quarter, but Anally
aocepted the half, declaring that he was get
ting BinchSmoretthan a fair price. For a simi
lar dip of bullets a visitor to-day paid $2.50.
One qf the rough riders has an ozploslve bul
let taken from the cartridge belt of a dead
Spanish soldier at Ban Juan, for which he says
hs won Id not take 1 50. Quite a number of the
soldiers have Spanish coins and military but
tons; out from the coats of the dead, as keep
sakes. It Is difficult to find anr for sale now,
except at high price. A regular of a cavalry
regiment offered to the writer a few days ago
a belt with a detachable watch pocket which
he picked up after the battle of Ban Juan,
and Whloh In New York would sell for perhaps
a. dollar when new. In the pooket was a very
poor specimen of a silver watch, and this the
soldier kept. A dollar and a half was agreed
upon as a fair price for the belt, the seller re
ceiving also ths purchaser's belt in return.
Yesterday a belt of much poorer quality was
sold at the railway station for $4. One thing
that cannot be purchased here is a campaign
hat that has been through the war. To tho
veterans these hats are their dearest posses
sions, and there will be many an apartment in
New York ornamented with a headpiece of
disgraceful appearance but elaborately In
scribed when the volunteers are mustered
If the rough riders deolde to march through
New York city. It is most earnestly to be hoped
that the troopers will go in just as they ap
pear here. To march them through the oity
dressed up In their "canary coats," as they
call the yellow-trimmed uniforms which were
served out to them since they arrived here,
would be to destroy the plcturesqueness of the
spectacle. Here they wear trousers of any
kind, boots of all kinds, blue flannel or serge
shirts, and their dearly prized sloueh hats, in
scribed with the name of the regiment and
the owner's troop, and a squad of them gallop
ing across country, dashing up onto a ridge,
swooping down into a hollow, and reappearing
tmrm ftu the next mound, their horses stretching
their muscles In the long, wavy, loping gallop
to which they are trained. Is a sight to stir
the blood. A German military officer who
visited the camp recently wished most of all
to see the rough riders, of whom he had heard
so much, so he was turned over to Col. Roose
velt, who rode with him down to the camp.
On the way they met a troop of the volunteer
cavalrymen riding their horses aon country
to the ocean. They were going slowly, some
Jogging, some walking, others at the single
foot pace much aliccted by these horses, and
they preserved no formation. It was a sur
prise to the foreigner when Col. Roosevelt
pointed them out as his men.
"Very interesting, very," said the German,
dubiously. "I haf not seen such soldiers In
"Very likely not." said their commander,
quietly. "They aren't very muoh to look at."
Just then the troop closed up, the men leaned
forward In their saddles, the horses sprang for
ward, and tits whole body surged rythmtcally
up the rising ground like a tromendoug break
er and raced away over the level plain beyond.
The Gorman pulled In his horse and sat spell
bound until the troop slackened pace In ths
sand of the beach. Then he turned to Col.
Roosevelt, his eyes shining:
"Oh. be-yiitlful!" hs said. "Oh, that is
something t" we. I haf not Men such riders
In Europe, and the tone was very different
from that of bl former comment.
: It. i highly probable, however, that his
notes contain some remarks upon the infor
mal uniforms of the American troops. It Is
that whloh gives "Teddy's Terrors" their
characteristic appearance. New York will
most decidedly miss it If the rough riders 1
"dress up ' for parade.
A now slang term has sprung Into exist
ence here and is spreading throughout the
camp. It is the word "hoot," used as a syn
onrm for a raro and muoh desired article of
commerce in this vicinity. When a man says
"Have u hoot with me," every one in hearing
replies enthusiastically. "Certainly, old pal.
whereupon the man produces a bottle and
passes It around, each man taking his "hoot"
directly from the bottle, glassesSbelng re
garded as a sybaritic luxury. The term did
not come from Cuba but from the southern
Rrt of this Htate, and the following is said to
the authentic story of Its origin and its ex
tension to this camp: A young politician of
the southern tier received last spring la oon-
Ilgnment Of particularly flue Hootch whiskey.
n deference to the quality and nationality of
the spirit he uud his friends when they took a
drink of it. Instead of using the familiar
Here's how" or "Pros't" or "Ralue" or "Re
gards," or any of the other familiar formula)
of conviviality, always exclaimed before drink
ing Root, mon" Thence the drink aame to
be known as "hoot, and by a natural transi
tion from the parttoular to the general all
whiskey was termed hoot. When a company
from the olty In which the young politician
lives went to Camp Black it took the term and
I a quantity of the beverage for which It stands
with It. and the expression had some vogue
there. Not long ago some soldiers from Camp
Block visited (IiIh oamp. bringing bottles of
hoot with them in' whloh to drink the "Hoot,
mon," toast. The plcturesqueness of the
thing struck the military imagination, ana
now across the stretches of the night man
hoots to man and is answered in kind, until
the sound is as that of a convention of burn
Hungry Joe. the keeper of the restaurant on
the hill, lias hod the severest shock of his life.
Two colored soldiers came into the place last
night and one of them said :
Give us a bottle of uhainpagnel"
"What?" yelled Hungry Joe.
The "chef" dropped the fish he was cook
ing upon the ground, picked It up. hastily
brushed it off with his sleeve, laid it on top of
the stove, and stared open-mouthed. The
Count, who is understood to be an escaped
scion of German nobility. sankSbackSupoh a
bench and gasped for air The Pride of the
Bowery, who uarae out here to wash dishes
J, nil escape the fascinations of uit'tropoluai
ife for a brief period by war of recu iteration,
wiped his brow with the dish rag and mur
"nji on, Mike. Dai's yeroue."
1 the customer had expected to make a sen
sation he didn't show It by his expression,
nor did his companion. They put on a sur
prised look, and the cause of all the excite
. I want a bottle of champagne, and there's
fie planked down a 920 bill, and:the chef,
the Count, the Pride of the Bowery and Hun
gry Joe himself moved forward us If by a com
mon pressure. But Joe recovered himself uud
"Ain't got any and can't get it. Government
won't allow m to sell it."
' Got to go to the city. I reckon, to get what
I want," said the soldier, loftily. "Come on,
He gad his companion turned away, but be
low !& bad climbed through the wire (mo
whloh forms the main entrance to the do.
main, the Pride of the Bowery plucked Mose
by the sleeve.
"Say, Call." hs sold. In a loud whisper, who's
yer millionaire frlMdr' ,
'That's the gentleman that winned $300
off the Tenth Regiment shooting craps the
other night," was the reply.
Over In the Second Cavalry there Is a Ber-
Reant to whom one may not with safety iron
on the subject of woodchnck. and ft came
about In this wise. A private In his troop,
who comes from the middle Went, was walk
ing across a meadow bordering the high cliff
east of the lifesfcvlng station when hn saw a
curious-looking object on the edge of a swamp.
The objeot appeared to be sitting up on its
Queer-looking coyote, that Is." remarked
J the westerner. "Pretty nervy, too. sitting up
t.l)eret looking af me. Guess Til take a shot at
'rawing his revolver, he fired. The object
nt move. Again he fired. Still no mo
tion Tho cavalryman swore and walked over
to the spot only to find that he had been fooled
by a bunch of thistle. This is no' remarkable,
as the thistles here assume the most remark
ably lifelike forms In the shooter's troop is
a Sergeant known a "Betober," from his al
ways backing hi! very positive opinions by of
fers to wager. That afternoon the trooper
lured thelBergeant,agalnt whom he hod a slight
grudge, around that way.snd when they neared
the decentivn thistle remarked:
"What s that. Sergeant? Looks like a coyote-
""toyote your eye I" said the Sergeant.
"That shows how muoh you know. Thnt's a
"No It ain't Woodehuoks don't set up that
"Beteher a dollar It's a woodchnck." cried
the Sergeant. ' Why, I've hunted woodohuoks
"I'll take the bet. Oo ahead and hoot" It
and we'll see." . .
The Sergeant fired three shots.
Blastedsst fool woodchuck I ever sow.",he
said. "Belcher I hit It every time. Funny it
don't keel over."
He went over to Investigate snd returned In
dep disgust, holding a uolmr In hie hand and
mnklng trite observations about his own men
tal condition. Now the favorite query of his
"shot any thistle-chucks lately. Sergeant?"
Next to steady and bravo leadership In bat
tle the quality in their officers which tho vet
erans most appreciate is their cure for (he
men under them. This means almost as
much to an army as oourage on the field of
battle. It meant more in the Cuban campaign
thau in any other in our history because of
liic lack of surgeons and medicines. With
the emergency hospitals Impounding the regi
mental surgeons for their service, the care of
the men devolved upon the company officers,
and, now that it la all over, one boars ex
pressed on all sides the devotion of tbe sol
diers for the officers who were tender as well
as brave. A certain Lattery which reached
tills oamp recently did not bring here a man
who was not strong enough to walk when the
transport landed, and this is due to the so
licitude of their Captain. After the battle of
Has Juan, whero he and his men distin
guished themselves, a number of the men were
taken ill with yellow fever and tho agonizing
calenture, or bone-breaking fever. Hiving
some practical working knowledge of modf-
Koine. their Captain took care of the patients
himself: was at once doctor and nurse to
hem. and even bathed iliern "with his own
ands When the fever ran high. That Cap
tain is as proud of the condition in which he
brought his men home as he is of the bat
tery's record at Ban Juan,', while there Isn't a
man In the command who wouldn't cheerfully
lay down his life to save that of his com
mander. Au instance of similar thought! illness which
went somewhat astray is the case of Lieut.
Williams of Company I, Seventy-first Regi
ment. As soon as it became known that tho
regiment was going to Cuba Lieut. Williams
figured It out that the climate was likely to be
more deadly than Spanish bullets, so be laid
In a stook of 2,500 quinine pills, some blue
moss, and other simple remedies, and studied
up on malarial fever, yellow fever, and dys
entery. Up to ths time when sickness in the
army in Cuba became general, he dosed his
men with excellent effect and kept his com
pany's condition far above the average. Then
came the pitiable condition of the hospitals;
the lack of doctors, nurses, and. worst of all.
medical supplies. In some wav It became
known to the general medical staff that there
was a supply of medicines In the Seventy
first. A surgeon hunted up Lieut. Williams
Sad begged so hard, with such representa
ons of the terrible need in the hospitals, that
the volunteer officer finally gave up his whole
stock of remedies for the general good, and at
the same time his hopes of a fine health record
for Company I. But he had the Satisfaction,
anyway, of knowing that his diverted medical
supplies were in the place where they were
Major Ira M. Brown, tbe executive head of
the general hospital, has an orderly who Is a
nodel of neatness. In spite of his many duties
this orderly contrives always to keep himself
4n spick and spun ralment.a remarkable thing
In a camp where all formalities are relaxoil.
Yesterday the orderly did not appear at his
usual time. His officer sent a man after him.
The man appeared wearing a grin.
"Hays he'll be over as soon as possible, sir,"
"Tell him to ooine at onoe. unless he Is 111,"
said Major Brown, who failed to understand
this delay on tbe part of his usually prompt
attendant Three minutes later a voice be
hind the Major's chair said:
"Did you wish me. sir?"
"Yes. Como around here," said Major
Brown, without looking up from his writing.
"Don't stand there behind me."
"Yes. sir," sold the man. "If you please,
"I want you to take this letter." interrupted
the Major, and give it why. what in the name
of wonders I"
For the Major had looked up at this point
and beheld his orderly olad in such attire as
Is nowhere prescribed in the regulutl ns. It
consisted of faded pink garments, very loose,
and a pair of carpet slippers.
"What have you got on?" demanded Major
"P-p-p-pajamas, sir. Somebody stole my
"Stole your olothea? Where did you leave
"On the tent ropes to air, sir. B-b-bcg your
pardon, sir. for oomlng In these, but I haven't
The Major leaned baok in his chair and
laughed until the tent flaps fluttered.
'Xeft 'em on the ropes, did you? Well, I'll
tell you who stole 'em. Tno sanitary order
lies did it. They've got orders to burn all
clothes taken off patients and left outside, to
prevent infection. Your uniform is now form
ing part of a bonfire."
"Whatil I do, sir?" said the orderly, almost
weeping. "I can't go about this way. The
the the nurses, sir. They'd laugh at me."
"Wouldn't be a bit surprised," said the
Major, going off Into another peal. "Guess
the Quartermaster will have to rig you out."
The next appearance of the orderly was In a
suit built for a man several sizes smaller. It
causes him grief every time he puts ft on, hut
such as it Is, he now sleeps with it under his
appeal or ran merchants.
The Association Will Bend Its Second Boat
load of Supplies to Camp Wlkofl To-Mght.
The Merchants' Association will send Its sec
ond boatload of provisions to Camp Wlkoff to
night. The host John Lenox, which made the
trip lost Saturday, will again be used, .he will
be at Pier 13. North River, from 0 o'clock this
morning until 0 o'clock this evening, and will
receive packages during that time.
The association has Issued the following:
AN APPEAL roB BTABVINO HEN.
The people of this oity do not appear to real
ize that within 100 miles several thousand sol
diers of the United States Army are slowly
starving to death. Thousand of our soldiers.
especially those of the regular army, are still
unsunplled with the food required to preserve
their lives. This statement of fact Is made after
careful personal Investigation upon the ground
by thoroughly competent men.
This association has already sent one ship
load of provisions, gathered hastily in three
hours and a half on Saturday last, It Is neces
sary that another and far greater supply be
sent at once to savo the lives of thousands of
soldiers of the regular army, who are com
pletely debilitated by sickness and exposure in
a tropical ollmatc, and who have had no food
except bacon, banltuck and tbe course food of
the tegular army's rations for months past;
these afford them no nutriment because
their enfeebled systems will not retain
them The Merchants' Association urges that
the citizens of New York respond generously
and Instantly with the supplies required to keep
the sick soldiers lb the camp at Montauk Point
from dying through lack of proper food. It Is
no time to quibble about responsibilities when
what is needed Is food.
The second relief ship will be despatched
from the dock of the Star In Transportation
Company. Pier 13, foot of l.'ortlandt it ice'.
North River, at 0 o'clock Thursday n-ght.
Every citisen of generous Impulse and humane
feeling should contribute something toward
the relief of our soldiers, either in supplies or
in money. Bend supplies lettered 1' M Thurs
day as per shipping Instructions inclosed : send
the checks payable to the order ol Charles H.
Webb. Treasurer Merchants' Association of
New York, New York Life Building, 346 Broad-
The supplies most needed are plain soups,
such aa ohlokeu, julienne, consomme, beef,
inuttou. mo. : beef extracts, jellies, eggs In
great quantity, oranges, lemons, grapes, witms,
whiskey, brandy, and all sorts of foods suitable
Tug with supplies for Montauk Point.
NrwroBT. B. I . Aug. 31. The United States
tug Leyden sallet! early this morning for Mon
tauk point with a cargo of provisions and sup
plies for the soldiers, to be distributed by Mrs.
Edward Knots, wife of Commodore luuta.
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SCHLEY SAILS ON SENECA.
goes to ronro nico to act ok the
Gen. Onrdon, Another Commissioner, Also
Aboard leaeca Carries Nurses and Stop
piles for Bliles's Army and Troops la
Cnbat Also Postal Clerks for Porto Rico.
The United States transport Benoca sailed
from Pier 23, Columbia Stores. Brooklyn, for
Porto ftloo at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
The transport will call first at Ban Jnnn. the
capital of the Island, to put ashore Rear Ad
miral Wlnfleld Scott Schley and Gen. John B.
Gordon, the two members of the Porto Rico
Military Commission. Major-Gen. John R.
Brooke, the other member of the com mission.
Is now Jn Porto Rico. Under specific orders
from Washington, the transport must not re
main nt the Porto Rico capital more than
twenty-four hours. From there she will pro
ceed to Ponce, land certain of her stores and
passengers, and then proceed to Bantiago da
Cuba with tho remainder of the passengers
The shin sailed from here in charge of Major
Edward F.erctt Bobbins, Quartermaster, U.
8. V., who is a member of Congress from the
Greensburg district of Pennsylvania. Major
Robblns enjoys the distinction of being the
only Congressman serving in the staff of the
army. A great crowd gathered at the pier to
get a look at Admiral Schley. In this they
were disappointed, for the Admiral boarded
the transport from a gig sent out from the
Brooklyn off Tompklnsvllle.
Of the thirty female nurses who were sched
uled to sill on the Seneca, only twenty-two got
away. The other eight, from different parts of
the country, arrived here during the afternoon
and were muoh disappointed when they found
the transport had Bailed. They were consoled,
however, whon they learned that they would be
sent to Porto Rico by the next steamer, which
will probably sail on next Wednesday.
The twelve male nurses from Boston
were on time. The women nurses on
the ship und In Porto Rico will be in
charge of Miss Carioy Patterson, superintend
ent of the training school for nurses In connec
tion with the Benoy Hospital. In Brooklyn.
Miss Patterson secured a year's leave of absence
from the training school to become a volunteer
army nurse. Bhe will become head nurse of
all the general, field and enmp hospitals of the
army in Porto Rico. Dr. Anita Newcomb Mo
Gee, assistant surgeon U. 8. V., with the
rank of Lieutenant, by whom the female
nurses for tbe army arc selected, was
aboard the steamer by 11 o'clock. Dr. McUoe
wont about her work in a most businesslike
fashion. Aa fast as the nn-sos came aboard
she essignod them to staterooms. Then she
t)ok the numbers of tho baggage checks of
each, and while the young woman were finding
and arranging their staterooms the doctor as
sured herself that their luggage was put
aboard. leu minutes before the Seneca
was scheduled to sail Dr. MoGee called
tbe roll and, besides the eight who It
was known could not reach New York before
tho ship sailed a Miss uaulu was missing. The
snip was delayed for an hour, owing to the taut
that the commissary's stores were late in ar
riving at the pier. Just as the last cose of pro
visions was carried aboard a cab with a young
woman inside was hurriedly driven Into tho
pior shed. Dr. MoGee rushed down the gang
plank and. going up to the cab, said:
"You must be Miss Gaule."
" 1 guess I must," was the reply, as the
vounc woman steeped from the cab.
" Had you got here a moment Inter," said Dr.
MoGee, "you'd have missed the steamer.
Mies Gaulo paid the cabman. Insisted upon
the exact change, and then walked leisurely up
the gangplank, which deckhands were waiting
to haul in.
All of tho passengers went provided with
quarters, except fifty postal clerks, who will
establish a United States mall service In Porto
Rico, under tho direction of J. M. Masten.
Superintendent of Malls. Third Division of the
Brooklyn Post Office. When these men pre
sented their orodentlals to Major Robblns he
said they wore improperly made out, that he
had already assigned all of the staterooms, and
that they would have to make themselves as
comfortable as possible until he could rearrange
matter-' after the transport got to sea.
While Mr. Masten. who has established post
offices In nearly every State in the union, will
have the practical supervision of tho work of
establishing and equipping the Porto Rico
post offices, first, second and third class, the
work will be technically under the direction of
the Military Postal Commission for Porto
Rico. This commission is composed of
Major J. E. Stewart. Second Illinois Volunteer
Infantry. Chairman; Mr. Masten. Charles E.
Trotter, William Moonor, and M. A. Macdonald.
Major Stewart has long been in the employ of
the Post Office Department In establishing post,
offices In the West, with headquarters at Chi
cago. Hs received a leave of absence to go to
the front with his regiment and then he was
detached to serve as Chairman of this com
mission. He came to New York directly from
Camp Cuba Libre, ut Jacksonville. Fla.
Just before 12 o'clock a wagon with four
privates and a Corporal of the Seventh Artil
lery, stationed at Fort Slocum. wag driven on
the pier. On the wagon were bags containing
fc.lSO.000 in United States notes. The money
hud been taken from the Sub-Treasury on the
requisition of Major George G Arthur, Pay
master U. S. V., who wns a passenger on the
Seneca, and who will use the money In paying
oft the troops in Porto Rico. The money was
put in the transport's safe, over which the ar
tillery Corporal and his men will mount guard.
It was supposed, until about 10 o'clock yes
terday morning, that Major George Andrews,
relieved as assistant to the Adjuiagt-Ueneral
of tho Department of the East to become Adjutant-General
of the Department of Santiago,
would be a passenger on the Seneca. About
two hours before the transport sailed Major
Andrew recolved a telegram from the Adjutant-General
of the armv, stating that he was
ordered to remain at Governors Inland, and
that t'apt John H. lleacom. Sixth United States
Infantry and a Lieutenant-Colonel of volun
teers, would take Major Andrews's place on
the Seneca, tho Captain having received the
Other passengers on the Seneca were about
?. dozen contract surgeons, the son of Gen.
iordon, who will act as aide-de-camp to his
father; three naval officers, aides to Admiral
Buhlcy ; the 11" v R. M. Zimmerman, who hopes
to become United States Consul at bantiago;
Dr. Philip Knapp of Jeunnette, Pu.. who was
booked for .Santiago to look for a relative In
the army reported ill there; James Dextor. a
Chicago capitalist with an eye to business
In I'orto Rico and a penult to sail on the Sen
eca from tho Secretary of War, and live repre
sentatives of the banking firm of De Ford A
Co.. So Broad street. Boston, who have henn
appointed the fiscal agents of the Government
In Porlo Rico. The principal representative
of the firm were F. Dumaresq, J. D. H. Luce
and W. 11. 8. Lothrop. Their two companions
were clerical assistants. They presented an
order from the Secretary of War authorizing
and directing them to sail on the Seneca.
Major Bobbins thought It was singular that ho
should have heard oiit for the first time How
ever, he said that if the fiscal agents could put
up two in a stateroom, he could provide for sev
eral of them, but that possibly the rest would
have to sleep on the floor.
Onelmportant passenger on the ship was
Gen. Gordon's horse Marshall. Marshall was
quartored in a fine padded atall in the hold of
the ship, and had a special Bud personal at
tendant In the pe:son ol u colored groom from
Savannah, who served as goom to the horses
of Gen. Gordon during the civil war.
The following supplies wero shipped on tho
Seneca to the Red Cross agent at Porto Blco
on the steamship: f0 canes chicken soup, 40
cases of ox tall, 10 esses collhi inline, 10 cases
Julienne. 20 cases bouillon. 40 cases mutton
broth. 10 cases beef. 20 cases clam broth. 20
cases lime mice, quarts: 20 cases pears, 20
cones peaches, 20 cases cherries, 2i oases
peas. 21) boxes evaporated apricots, 20 boxes
evaporated app'en, 30 barrels rolled oats, 10
canes (pints) calvesfoot jolly, 10 boxen coooa. 25
cases ginger nlo, 5 coses malted milk, ft bags
tapir.ca. 60 cases condensed milk. 20 cases I'et
tijohn food. 20 oases evaporated cream, 50
equipped cots, and six cases containing 7H2
suits of pajamas. 20s nightshirts. L00R ab
domlnul Lnuda, 720 hutidke. chiefs, 720 towels,
204 sheeis, and 504 pillow cosen; 30 coses of
books and magazines, and 180 pairs of slippers.
CAVALRYMAS O.V A FRKIOUT CAB.
Negro Soldier Found Wounded In Stam
ford -Couldn't Tell How Be Got There.
Btamfobd, Conn., Aug. 31. About 2 o'clock
this morning tbe Stamford police station was
called b tho night ticket agent of the railroad
station, through the telephone, who asked that
officers be sent to take eliaige of a colored man.
who worn the uniform of the Uuitod Ktaten
cuvulri and wan found on the top of a freight
car with ln head badly cut. When the police
arrived thoy lo.ind tho man ugly, aud it was
some time before he would consent to go with
them. He finally did to, however, and was
taken to the Stamford Hospital, where his
wounds wero dressed. This morning he said
that his name was Robert Ross ano that he
belonged to the Ninth Cavalry of United States
regulars, who made the charge up Ban Juan
bill He co. ild nut explain his appeal ance hi
Stamford. Ho left Cunip Wlkofl nine days ago
on a furlough, aud had SH4 with htm. He went
to Jersey City to visit frieuds. The only lecol
lectlon lie has of events In his life since is that
he boarded a train somewhere, and to-day is In
the Stamford Hospital.
To Core a Cold In One Dag
Take LaxaUv Brnmo Qutnluo Tablets. All dragatsta
refund ths mousy If it tails to ear. 36s. The gnu
ML MFOKB (tot MO TO MXOWTAVK.
lie Will Ree Whether More Horses Are
Needed at Cans Wlkofl.
Lieut. Anita Newcomb MoGee, Assistant Bur
geon, U. S. V., under whose supervision all the
women volunteer nurses In the army are
selected, will go to Montauk Point this morn
ing to Inspect, the hospitals there and report
whether there are enough nurses to attend the
slok at Camp Wlkoff.
Dr McGee said yesterday afternoon that she
Intended to make her Inspection as thorough
as possible, and If there are not enongh nurse
at Montauk she will see that the number
needed Is supplied within twenty-four hours
after her Inspection is completed.
Dr. McOec said that there was no reason why
there should be a scarcity of nurses In any
army camp. Since the war began she his ap
proved the applications of over 4,000 women,
all graduate nurses, who want to servo In army
hospitals. Of these she has received calls for
only 700, and the others are watting for assign
ments. Dr. MoGee said:
" It should be understood that tho bureau of
which I have charge has no connection with
the Red Cross. Tbe Red Cross Auxiliary for the
Maintenance of Trained Nurses, of which Mrs.
William Cowdln of New York Is the President,
has rendered valuable assistance to the Govern
ment, howevor. in providing transportation
and domiciles for our mimes, whenever tbe
emergency required Its old. Tho auxiliary, for
instance, paid tbe railroad fares to New York
of all the women nurses who sailed for Porto
Rloo In the Benena, and It will provide board
and lodgings for tho eight nurses who did not
arrive here In time to sail in thoSeneoaand
who mu-i remain here until tho next stounior
sails for Porto Rloo.
"While the aid given by this auxiliary is In
valuable, it should not be inferred from that
Er nurses are Red Cross nurses, Wq may
.e women who were connected with the
d Cross, but thoy came to us a vol
unteers. If they wore graduate nurses thoy
wero accepted. If thev were not they wore
declined. The only simon-pure Red Cross
nurses In tho field to-day are those who are
nerving directly under Clara Barton. Yon can
readily understand that the Surgeon -General
could not accept nny nursea that the
Bed Cross offered. He Is responsible for
the work of army nurses, and 'he
must know that they are qualified or
he cannot accept thorn. The Red Cross Is In
no way connected with the Government, and.
thorefore On a Red Cross recommendation
alone, the Surgeon-General could not accept
the services of a single nurne.
" It Is true that In many field, camp and gen
eral army hospitals nurses who were not sup
plied br our bureau are serving. They are
where thoy are hy the courtesy of the surgeons
In charge. Bom of thesewere working in the
hospital at Fort Monroe. They went to the hos
pitals in the morning and left them at nightand
the surgeon In charge did not know thoy
were there nntll they had been working
a week or ten days. Take Miss Wheeler, for
Instance. She appllod to our bureau for as
signment I had to decline her application, al
though I muoh disliked to do so, because she
was not a graduate of a training school I am
told that since then In Cuba and at Montauk
she has done excellent work. She has not.
however, any official standing and she works
by no one's authority.
"Everyone of the women nurses supplied hy
tho bureau is raid by the Government, at the
rate of 30 s month. Although thin Is much
lens tbsn a trained nurse can earn In tho ordi
nary practice of her profession, we have hod no
difficulty In getting all the trained female
nurses we wonted. This can be Seen from the
number of applications we hare received and
the number of assignments that have been
made. As I said, there Is no reason why any
army hospital should lack good nurses."
BVrri.ZKS FOR CAMP WIKOFF.
Long Islnnd Women Send m Boatload of
Delloaelee for the Sick.
Gbiiuport. L. L. Aug. SL The first steamer
load of supplies donsted by the residents of
Bouthold town for the slok soldiers at Camp
Wlkoff will leave here to-morrow morning.
Mrs. T. L. Ireland, who is at the head of the
movement of aid for the soldiers, had a con
versation with Gen. Wheeler in reference to
the food expedition and rooelved the following
telegram a few minutes later:
Supplies whloh I understand yon rmrpOM sanding
will Da vary acceptable. Will render every facility
for transportation. Hava inatruntad. thai boat be
permitted to enter harbor. Wire nams of boat.
The steamer which is to take the food cargo
Is the tug Kelpie. This vessel on three pre
vious occasions has been ordered out of the
quarantine lines by tho patrol boat. At these
times she had excursion parties on board. To
morrow only a sufficient number to attend to
the distribution of the food will be allowed to
go on the steamer. It is expected that an un
usually large donation of tood and delicacies
will be made. Tne villages which will contrib
ute home-made bread, cakes and Pies, to
gether with fruit and vegetables, are Bouthold,
Greenport. East Marion and Orient, At Green
port and Orient nearly $100 has been raised by
subscriptions within thirty-six hours. The
money will be expended for lime juice, tonics
and various necessary liquids.
THK FRAIRIK IK FOKT.
Bhe Has Been Busy with the Blockading
Squadron Since Leaving Here on June (7.
Ths auxiliary cruiser Pralrio, manned by
250 of the Massachusetts naval militia In com
mand of Commander C. J. Train, steamed into
the harbor about sundown yesterday afternoon
and dropped anchor off Tompklnsville. The
Prairie oame from Newport, R. I., where her
executive officer, Lieut. II. Osterhaus. was de
tached from the cruiser and left for duty at the
After a month's work with the patrol squad
ron along the Atlantic coast the Prairie came
to New York and left this harbor on June 27
for Havana. She took her place on the Ha
vana bloekade on July 1 and assisted In de
stroying tbe Alphonso XII. at Mariel. Bhe
next blockaded the port of Glbara for
two weeks and while there was vis
ited by a committee of Spanish citizens who
desired Commander Train to land a force and
occupy the place, aatthey were threatened by
tho negro population. The Prairie had no men
to spare and had to refuse. Bhe received orders
the next day to proceed to Guantanamo and
take on fresh provisions and 150 tons of
ammunition. The Prairie then went to
Ban Juan, delivered the ammunition to the
New Orleans and spent two days on the block
ade at that Place. She then proroeded to Ponce
and assisted In pulling the transports Massa
chusetts. Manitoba aud the collier Saturn off
the reef at that place. While the Massachu
setts was aground the Prairie took on board
from the trannporta 700 soldiers, including
Troops A and C of New York.
The Prairie left Ponce for Santiago on Aug.
18. whore she took on 210 soldiers of the Sev
enth Infantry and brought them to Montauk
Point. Prom there she wont to Fall Blver.
where the sailors living there and at Bedford
received shore leave. Af Fall River the officers
Fere entertained by ths (Juequeehen Club,
rom Full River she went to Now port, and
thence to thin port.
The officers nay that the cruise has been a
hard one on account of the frequent handling
of coal and ammunition, chief Boatswain's
Mate Lriinard French of Fall River wan taken
sick at Ponce and transferred to the Bt Paul to
Come north. While the cruiser waa on her way
to Guantanamo he died and was burled at
TRANSPORT TVCATAK HRRB.
he Has on Board 800 Convaleseent Soldiers
from the Camp at Montauk Point.
Tbe United States transport Yucatan, whloh
sailed from Montauk Point on Tuesdsy with
about 300 convalescent soldiers from Oamp
Wlkoff aboard, passed City Island about 6
o'clock last evening, bound for this port She
was sighted later off Whltestono. In tow of the
tug Montauk. Nothing was beard of her In
the East River last night, and It ts'supposed
that she anchored in the Bound, her oommand
er, (apt Reynolds, not cariug to attempt the
passage of Hell Gate after dark.
Tbe uiittinrittesZ"at Governors Island said
that they did not icnow where the steamship
would dock. The convalescents will be sent
to several hospitals In this olty.
The Yucatan Will probably dock at the foot of
Pike street thin morning. Before hor pasneu
gera are allowed to land they will be examined
by Health Officer Doty's representatives
Bt. Mark's Hospital has bees notified to pre
pare to receive fourteen slok soldiers and St
Franois's forty. Ambulances Will be at the
Pike street pier to take the invalids to the
Soldier Athlete Diss In Baltimore.
Baltimosx. Aug. 31. Corporal Albert A.
White, age.! 22 years, of Company F, Fifth
Regiment, who came from HuntsviUe on the
slok list, died this morning early at the Mary
land Cut varsity Hospital from typhoid pneu
jnonta, white was a man of robust health and
oonstitatton when he went to war. and was one
of Baltimore's east known all-around athletes.
He made a fine record .both as an amateur
baseballplayer and as a halfliack with the All
BaJtlmors football .team. Bevetai other gal.
dUlrs at the hSSm sSTaai sxyeiwsd toUvg.
SAGASTA MUST ACT ALOiYE.
mm coKHKitrATirKa ikcukk to aid
IIIM TO MAKE PRACK.
hitvela, the Conservative Leader, Will Net
Serve on the Paris Cnmmlaelon and Says
It ta tha laly of the Liberals to Conelnda
Peace la Weyler'a Latest Harangne He
govs He Will Pat Htm If at ths Head
of the Masses In Save the Country,
.Vr'-ol Caefa Prtptlrk It Tea Sim.
M-Durn, Aug. flL Beflor Sllvela, tha Con
servative leader Who wns summoned to Madrid
from A vlla. had a conference with Premier fla
gasta to-day. Beflor Bagasta expressed his
wish that Honor Kilvela accept a place on the
Spanish Peace Commission, aa he was desirous
that n member of his party should sit In the
Paris conference. Beflor Bllvela declined to
have anything to do with tho matter, saying
that It wns the duty of the Liberals to maks
Beflor Saganta urged that the American com
mission was composed of men of both the
great political parties, but Bllvela replied that
tho example did not apply In the oase of ths
Sagasta still adheres to his declaration that
the Spanish reocn Commission has not yet
been appointed, but says that the Cabinet will
consider the matter on Thursday. The rnom
liers of the commission will, ns far .is possible,
be mon who are well acquainted with Interna
tional law. finance and inllltnrv affairs, and will
also be required to possess familiarity with
colonial affairs, ospoclolly with reference to the
Philippines. Tho choice of Commissioners
will depend large. y upon the latter qualification.
Gen. Woylor. presiding over a meeting of
members of tho Wavier Club at 1-lma, Island
of Majorca, yesterday, declared that the disas
ters which had como upon Spain must be re
trieved. He denounced the Government's con
soreiilp of news as persecution which would
make It Impossible to establish tho responsi
bility for the disasters, which the politicians
were endeavoring to fasten upon the army and
He would put himself at the head of the
masses, ho declared. In order to fight forthe
safety of the country.
AOVlKi1.no TO THE POTTERS.
What Is Thought In Washington of His
Beqncst for Recognition.
Wishinoton. Aug. 31. Administration of
ficials. Including the two Cabinet, officers who
are in the city, wore very much Interested
to-day in Tag Bun's despatch from Manila,
telling of the action of Aguinaldo. tho rebel
leader. In addressing u memorial In his own
behalf to all the foreign powers. His request for
the recognition of the lndcpendeuce of the
Philippines republio Is regarded as somewhat
significant and Important, especially tn view of
his failure to mention the United States In the
memorial. Thin failure was evidently premed
itated, and would. If not considered in the light
of official despatches passing between Manila
and Washington, be significant aa Indicating
that Aguinaldo is determined to ignore the
United States and refuse to reoognlge the au
thority of Admiral Dowey and Gen. Merritt
The fact is, however, that Gen. Merritt was
recently instructed by the President, through
the War Department, not to form an alllanoe of
any sort with Aguinaldo. but to formally notify
him that the United States had taken military
control only of the Island of Luzon, and that as
Military Governor he I Merritt) had authority
merely to carry out the orders of his superior
Gen. Merritt was instructed to toll Aguinaldo
further that the United States does not regard
bim as an ally, but merely as the representa
tive of one class of the Inhabitants of the oon
quered Spanish territory. Aguinaldo was given
to understand, moreover, that he must not rep
resent himself as being in anysonso a recog
nized ally of the UnitedStates.
These instructions to Gen. Merritt were
made necesnary for many reasons, not tbe
least Important of whloh Is the fact that more
than ono of the United States military officers
at Manila hod assumed to regard Aguinal
do ns a friend and ally of the United
States, much as the military officers In Cuba
had regarded the insurgent leaders there.
Being euc.iged In fighting a common enemy
It was taken too much for granted, the Govern
ment thought, that tho opjiosing forces consti
tuted au alliance for offensive and defensive
purposes. This view of the situation tho Gov
ernment found it neeensary to discourage aud
destroy by the Instructions to Gsn. Merritt.
It has long boon known to the officials of the
Administration that representatives of ths
United states Government wero consulted by
Aguinaldo at the time he nni.oiiuced him
self a dictator and the rightful wearer of
a gold ciiiuir. and that he took this step in
opposition to the wishes and the advice
of the Amorlcau officials. The tact that
such a protest was in.ido has, however, never
yet been officially aumttted. In view of the
state of things an outlined above, it is the gen
eral opinion among those who have knowledge
of all the facts that in omitting all mention of
the United States in his appeal to the Powers,
Aguinaldo keeps In mind the time-honored
adage that "discretion is the bettor part of
It is the firm purpose of the United States
Government to remain entirely clear of any en
tangling alliances with the leader of the Fili
pino rebels, at leant pending the negotiations
of the Peace Commission. Aguinaldo Is to be
represented before that tribunal by his com
patriot, Apmihiu. and until a treaty of peace is
negotiated and ratified nnd the military gov
ernment of the Island of Logon by the United
States relinquished, the status quo, which takes
no official account of Aguinaldo, will be maintained.
HER HOME FOB A HOSPITAL.
Mrs. Lange of Wllllamabarg Will rura'for
Convalescents from Camp Wlkofl.
The wife of Dr. Hugo Lunge of 035 Bedford
avenue. Williamsburg, who has been a volun
teer nurse at Camp Wlkoff since last Saturday,
returned to har home yesterday, bringing two
convalescent soldier. Private William Philip
Partelloof tho First District of Columbia and
Private Fairbanks. Mrs. Lange announced her
intention of turning her home Into a convales
cent hospital She will be able to care for from
fifteen to twenty convalescent cases. Mrs.
Isuigo will care for them all at her own ex
l ! , ,,. The hospital will he in charge of Mrs.
Arthur Gray, while Mrs. Lango will return to
Camp Wlkoff. Mrs. Lange said last evening
that she would ho pleased to receive donations
of champagne, port wine, blackberry brandy,
and other delicacies for the sick Only soldiers
who ore fur away from home and have no
friends here will bo treated, and none with con
tagious diseases will bo received.
THE MALARIA IK CAMP BI.AOK.
It Is Increasing Rapidly and ths Hospital
Has Been Enlarged.
Camp Black, Hempstead, N. Y., Aug. 81.
Coses of malarial fever are on the Increase
here, and ten new tents have been erected as
an addition to tho hospital. Twenty others
will probably be put up to-morrow. Tbe ten
surgeons In oamp ail say that ths fever is noth
ing but malaria.
Major Timothy Wilcox, who is one of ths old
est surgeons In the t'nlted States Army, be
lieves that the men caught it by lying on straw
and upon the damp ground before the board
floors wore placed In the I.oiki tents. There
are seventy-live men of the ''( wd Regiment in
the hospital with the fevor.
Col. Roosevelt Writes His Thanks.
Robert B. Holmes of the New York Stock
Exchange rooelved a letter from Col. Roosevelt
yesterday t hanking him for the fund winch he
raised in the Exchange to furnish to the rough
ridels more palatable food. In his letter Col.
" If you hod seen how delighted the men
were you surely would have felt repaid. Be
hove me. they appreciated It. and I am grate
ful to you aud the members of the Stuck Ex
change for what you havo done."
Kentucky to Take Home Her Sick Soldiers.
Fbankpobt. Ky., Aug. 31 Gov. Bradley this
afternoon recolved permission from Sec
retary of War Alger to bring all Ken
tucky soldiers III at Camp Thomas and
Fort Monroe to this btate to be placed
in hospitals and oared for under direc
tion of State authorities. Gov. Bradley has
notified thn Secretary that Adjt.-Oen. Collier
will be In personal olterge of the train which
will leave to-morrow or next day. Gov. Brad
ley acred on petitions of delegations of citizens
appointed by niassnieetinga.
Bed Cross Nurse III from Kxhaustlou.
Miss Cbsrrle Trench, a Red Cross nurse, was
taken from Camp Wlkoff to Rellevue Hospital
last night hy Mrs. J. W. Brown of 400 West End
Esnui. wile ol Burgson-Major BrownU. B. A
atom sot.nrEns nr cm hospital.
Sixteen from Camp Wlkofl Rronght In Yes
terday on the Taeht Red Cross.
The Red Cross yacht Red Cross brought to
Roosevelt Hospital yesterday afternoon sixteen
slok soldiers from Montauk Tolnt. They were
In charge of Dr. Bufphen, the house surgeon of
the hospital. All of the men were suffering
from malarial fever or some kindred ailment
The list is an follows:
Rati xifi . EnoAK. 1 : jeara old, Loulan. Kv., pri
vate. Company F., 2tt Infantry.
Ji.ur. ens r., yeara old. Cold Bering Tlarbor,
I.. I., private, (Virapaar ', loth Infantry.
.haxoh, I'msi.ra H., -7 years old, Raliahury, Mo.,
private, Troon O. rouj.ii i iters
McOtsxia. FrnmnAnn W., so ytin old, I iin Ar
lington avenue, St. Loul. private, Company F, loth
HlTT. Jamks H I rears old. Versailles, gv pri
vate, company F. lilUi Infantry.
Paxinmnxt., Crajoje, ft yrara old, 07 Ashland
avanne. ( hlrse", private, Trftnp U, rciuli rl.le.v.
Brass, (laoanr. JS years old, NewvUfo, Pa., prlvata,
Troop H, nth Oa idry.
Jnrrsses, KiiwAan. 80 years old, Bt Paul. Minn.,
prfvats, Company F. Sd Infunlry.
ret,rtWAT. I'SASLta, Aft i fa-s eld, Fort Missoula,
Mr.nl., private, company II, :&tb Infantry.
EcnTK, Eannrr. :u ynara old, ao-.'o Killer utreet,
Chlesao. prlvnlp. Company I), 1st Dlftrlet of Colum
ftirewxnr. Acnnrr, g ynara oM. Now Brighton,
B. I., private, ceimmnv F.. 12th Infantry.
Bavin, Paul, J1 years old, New Alhan. la., prtTsta,
Company O, 2oth Infantry.
Bofciion. Jimxrn, art years eld, MSI South Sixth
atreet. Philadelphia, private, Company O, -0th In
fantry. UamiiHAK, F.mt, JJ yearn old. Sutherland, Kab.,
prlvaM, Company B Jotli Infantry,
Bow met, Buarnv S., is years old. BOS Vine atrmt,
Baltimore, private, c.itnpan . (I. 4t lufautr . .
Jacshu. Jakiik, r yeara old. Fort DcukIas. Utah,
private. Company F, 24th Inlautry.
The following sick soldiers were admitted to
Bnllnvue Hospital yostorduy:
Jinny, Ohai.i 2S yeara eld, Michigan: prlvaU,
Company 1,:M Michigan, malaria.
DrnvKit. MAnnrw, Ho yeara nl.l, Iowa; Sergeant,
Company E, 4th Infantry: typhoid malaria.
EMapttL-n, JoF.i-n, B5 ynara old, addre a refined;
private, Corneal.)- H. 4th In'antry: malaria.
MKAnRyn, 1'A-raiia, 2S years old, address reruned;
private, Company A, fun Infantry; malaria.
Hkim.t. JamvsJ., '.'ft years old, 2ia First avenue,
private Company II, 71al New Tork: dyaentarr.
flnAnrL-v, I'mM.il 2H year old. 14 1-at Four
Uexth itreft, private company I, etith New Yor-;oi-bauaUnn-
RcSn-AOH-n, Hrrav A.. SB raara old. Bordentowu,
N, J., private Company II, 2oth Infantry: malaria.
BBaw, I.skor, SI years old, address refused, pri
vate. Company I, to. New York; typhoid.
Brain, B. A., in ytara old. Akron, O., prlvata, Com
pany B, 8th Ohio; dysentorr.
btswabt. F. II.. 2.1 year old, Virginia, Private,
Troop A, Blh Cavalry, dysentery.
Diunnt, W, 0., 28 year old. Feat Liverpool, O..
Private, Company E, 8th Ohio; malaria.
SICK AT ST. JOHN'S HOSPITAL
Soldier Boys from Camp Wlkofl! Greatly
Pleased with Their New Quarters.
The soldiers who were taken to St John's
Hospital in Brooklyn from Camp VTikoff on
Tuesday night were reported by the Rev. Dr.
Bunn, the superintendent of the hospital, as
being In very fair condition lost night. Ho
said tho soldiers had had plenty of sleep and
bad expressed thomselves as greatly pleased at
tbe change. They are all suffering from either
malarial or typhoid fever. Dr. Bunn said that
the greatest care would be taken of tho sol
diers and that he had hopes that they would
all reeo-er. Fifty more were expected last
nigl.t .-.mi arrangements had been made for
their reception, but Dr. Bunn recolved a tele
gram that owing to tho fact that the ambu
lances were being need atCsmp VYiWoff t!. sol
diers would not be taken to Brooklyn until to
day. While the soldiers are in the hospital vis
itors will only bo admitted between the hours
of 2 o'clock and 8 o'clock In tho afternoon.
The Hospital Committee of tho Church Char
ity Foundation yesterday issued this appeal to
St. John's Boapttal has opened wide Its doom to
tha sick aol.iiara l rem Camp Wlkotr, aud the hospital
starr and tlia Kiecutlve Committee of tha Board of
AaaociAtca find theiaaalvea in naed of comforts for
these antferlng men In the way of pajamas, night
shirts, cereals, tag and delicacies of all kinds,
or money with which to pnrchaaa them. Even
flowers would be very acceptable.
We talis tbla method of reaching the publlo, as so
maoy psople who would gladly contribute aro out of
town. The hospital la crowded to Its utnioat limits,
ran to the chapul and corridor.
Ma. 1. Eliott Lavosrarr,
Chairman Hospital Committee.
PR1TATE BUBHAKS MAT DIE, TOO.
loyally Attended HI Conaln, Also of the
Seventy-First, Who Bled of Typhoid.
Private Arthur Decker Burhans of Company
0, Seventy-first Regiment, Is critically III with
typhoid fever at the home of Capt, and Mrs.
William Plerson of Bayonne. Capt. and Mrs.
Plerson are tha parents of Burhans's cousin,
the late William Decker Plerson. Acting First
Lieutenant of Company M. Seventy-first Regi
ment. Burhaus and Plerson came home from
Cuba on different transports. They wore both
taken slok at Camp Wlkoff. and Plerson died
on Tuesday of b-itweek, Burhans arose from
his sick lied and walked two miles over muddy
roads to the telegraph oflloa at Montauk Point
to notify his uncle and aunt of thou son's death.
Two days later he accompanied his cousin's
body to Bayonne, having received a three-days'
He was prostrated when ho reached the
1'ierson residence, and was unconscious on
bunday afternoon whsn the funeral of his
cousin took place. His constant thought In
his delirium Is that his absence from camp
will be construed as desertion. His sinter.
Miss Gnneora Burhans. a nurse in tho King
ston Hospital, left that institution to care for
her brother. He Is also attended by a relative.
Dr. R. Gordon Laverty of BInghamton, N, Y
who left his practice with the hope of saving
the young man's life. Dr. J. Kane Sanborn of
Bayonne Is also in attendance. The physicians
have notified the authorities at Camp Wlkoff of
UESTIKO PLACE FOB THE SICK.
Bed Cross Takes Up Mayor Oleaaon's Work
In Long Ieluud City.
"Camp Glesson" in Long Island Olty haa
been succeeded by a fully equipped hospital
established by the Red Cross Society. Former
Mayor Gleason's efforts to provide a resting
place for sick soldiers from Camp Wlkoff at
tracted the attention of the Red Cross people,
aud they opened a hospital at 71 Borden ave
nue on Tuesday. Vosterduy Mr. (ilpason se
cured for the use of the society a three-story
building on Front street, opposite the Long
Island Railroad station. The building is well
suited for hospital purposes. A big trucklond
of cuts and other supplies reached the station
yesterdsy afternoon and a corps of men was
soon at work putting them in place.
The cots were hardly ready when a sick sol
dier appeared In the doorway. He had seen
the Rod Cross flag over tlio entrance, and knew
that lie would be welcome. A number of other
soldiers arrived In Long Inland City on the
train from Montauk Point lust night and slept
in tho new hospital.
SICK SOLDIERS IK NEW TORK.
A Bureaa of Information About Them
Opened In the Army Building.
Major D. M. Appel, the surgeon in charge of
the sick of the army In the city hospitals and In
the Government hospitals, has arranged a sys
tem by which any one calling at his office on
the fourth floor of tho Army Building may ob
tain information about any slok soldlor in any
hospital in Greater Now York.
In a case made for the purpose Major Appol
has arranged cards with the names of all the
soldiers in hospitals lu this territory. The
cards are placed alphabetically, und h-low the
name of the hospital in which the patient is
confined, the date of his reception, tho place
from which he came, and, If he was brought to
New i'ork on a transport, the Krt from which
she sailed, the date of sailing and tho date of
These eards were prepared for tbn benefit of
tbe friends snd relatives of the ilck soldiers,
aud Major Appel will be glad t i lurulsb Infor
mation to any onS desiring it. luenneot death,
the time and plauo of burial are recorded.
Helped Sick Soldiers on Their Way Home.
Privates William Woods and T. G. Sadler of
Company C, Eighth Ohio, who u ore discharged
from the hospital at Camp Wikoff yesterday
morning to go to their homes in Ashland. G .
were taken ill on their arrival in the l'ennsyi
vanla Kallioad station ulmut noon. Sympa
thetic passengers gathered around luni gave
them all the assistance possible, Tlicy iooii
revived, and then were sunolscl tolea.-u that.
when they paid their fare on tin- Hi. i.uu.s ex
press they would not have sufficient mo'ieyleft
to take ihem to Ashland. When their dilemma
became known the othur punacngets nun-ted u
subscription, and In a few minutes U hail
been subscribed lu addition lo this, one wo
man gave them $f to spend for food on the
way They left on the St. Louis express at
2:i:i P. M.
Crowded Hospital at Lexington.
Lcxixi.ton, Ky., Aug. 81.-The general hos
pital In the camp here Is becoming somawhat
crowded. This afternoon there were :i.'l slo'. I
Is the hospital and about 300 in quarters in the l
various regiments Howerar, meu aro being
St in who are only Allghtly sick, and these
to auarter dally as they i
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YANKEE AT 1.F.AOVF. ISLAND.
Xew Tork Tnrs 'Will lie MuM-red Out n4
Mnreh Up Broadway To-Morrow.
PHii.aDgi.pniA. Aug. 31 The auxiliary .
cruiser Yankee arrived at the League Island
Navy Yard this morning. The cruiser, which hag
come off unscathed from a number of brashes
with the Ppanish along tho coast of Cuba, hav
ing only one death on board and that from ap
pondlcitin. came up the river about 8 o'clock.
When opposite the navy yard she. as Is usual
with an Incoming nnval vessel, flrod a salute of L .
eleven guns in honor of Commandant Casey.
The yard batlcry responded with seven guns In
honor of Commandor Ilrownson, who has had
charge of the Ifnnkne throughout the war. and
the orulbor than came to anchor In midstream. "
a short distance below the Yosemite, which had
The New York naval reserve, forming the
crew of the Yankee, will be muBtorud out hers 1
at League I -land und will return on Friday I
afternoon to New Y'ork by the Pennsylvania 1
Kallroad. They will march up Broadway to
Twenty-clehth street, thence to their armory,
the New Hampshire. Tlieyaro In line spirits
and condition and happy at the thought or get- M
ting bomc again.
On board the Vsnkec there Is a crew of 360
New York men There is scarcely one
of the men who, now that tbe war Ik over. Is
not anxious to ' free, for many of them have
businesses which need their attention. While
thero wua any lighting to do. however, the men
wore eagor or service and they got quite a lit- H
tie of that. They did valiant service in a num
ber of engagements and arrived at Santiago
just n few hours too late to participate In the
destruction of C'ervera's fleet. Tho iron (eel
that they have seen their shaie of service. H
Arrangements for the departure of the re
serves were perfected this mnrniug. On Friday H
morning tho whole 'A5i) of them will be sent on
shore and will be driven in coaches to the MM
Pennsylvania Railroad, where a special train
will be in waiting for them. With the New
Yorkers will en the following officers who hava) mt
been ordered home to await orders: Assistant U
Engineer A 8. Van Wart. 1'nasnd Assistant En- 'H
glneer J. L. Gilbert. Passed Assistant Engineer
J. P. Mcdowan, Knslgn C. L Andrews. "En
sign D. W. Dnuock, Lieut. J. H. Bar
nard. Lieut. W. B. Duncan, and Mate B. A.
Benson. On the morning that the reserves gm
leave the Yankee tho majority of the crew of
regulars on the Columbia will be transferred
from their own vessel to the auxiliary cruiser. H
A few tepairs which are needed to the Yanks H
will at once be made, and any replenishing of vl
her stores that is needed will be attended te. B
In a few days she will be joined by Lieut. fl
George H. rttafford. Knslgn J. B. "P. Prindls.
Ensign George W. Williams, and Lieut. VI.J.
Maxwell, who have been detached from ths J
Columbia, and hy Carpenter J. D. Griffin ana
Acting Boatswain A. Ohmsen. J
The crew of the auxiliary cruiser Yankee,
oorapoficd of men from the New York naval V
militia, will arrive from Philadelphia to-morrow
afternoon. They will orosa the river by ;.
the i 'oi i lainlt street ferry and will maron
thenoe to Broadway, up Broadway toWijr. I
rley place, through Waverley place to Firth
avenue, up Filth avenue to Twenty-siztS I
street, across Twenty-sixth street to Fuji I
avenue, and t hence to the U. S. 8. New Hsinn
ehlre at the foot of East Twenty-eighth streak,
which is the headquarters Of the First Batta
lion of the mi' al militia. IJoutenant-Oom-mander
Jacob W. Milter, who Is In command
of the New York naval militia, said last night
that the hour of the men's arrival could not
yet be stated, but that it would be published -
in to-morruw's pntiers. B
The men from the Yankee have seen active H
service in tho war and have been under Are
many times. The story of their exploits Is V
familiar to every one, aud New York will ex
tend tho heartiest kind of welcome to them 1
upon their return. They entered the Govern- 1
ment service two weeks prior to any other vol
unteer organization in the oountry.
A collation will be served to the men on
board the New Hampshire, and any patriotU
oltlsens who wish to assist in paying the js
pensos of this part of tho welcome may sand
checks to Aaron Vanderbllt ut 120 Liberty
streot. Tho families of the officers and men
who wish te attend the reception on board the
Now Uampahlro will be expected to present
cards of iunntillcatlon ut the ship.
All the members of the crew ure reported te .ssaS
be In good health and will come home with ft
record of whloh they may well be proud.
TO LEAVE CAMP HEADS.
Orders Received for Several Regiments ta
Be .Sent Home aa Hoon as Possible.
Hahbipiiubu. Pa.. Aug. 31. The Bixth l'nnn- L
sylvama boys will probably break camp to- B
morrow or the Hay following and go to their
homes for a thirty days' furlough. The Sev
enth Illliu Is received notice to-day to suspend
work on the muster rolls uud wuh directed to
go as soon as i osslole to Hirlngflcld, where the v
regiment will be ill.-banded. I
The Third Ml aoml and the Twenty-second
Kansas will gostonoe to Kunsus City. Other
regiments will fi How them to their home sta
tions without delay. Several of the regiments
still at Ioiijii i.i.i , in: will probably bo sent horns
from that ciinin.
I'o-! the Second Tennessee was instructed JI
to put in i-cqul-itinns for winter equipment,
which In Heat es that ut least one regiment will
be retained for further service. Tlim is the
first i , , ni.-iit ordered to gut ready for cold t
ll-ll. a. l-i for the sick in Fort Hamilton.
A cartload of delicaclos, contributed by ths
Grace Methodist Episcopal Church of Bar
llldge. was sent yesterday to the sick soldiers
at Fort Hamilton. A fund of if imi has been
rals ! for the i ien, nnd the wife of Capt. Hob
srte. wholl stationed ut the fort, will expend
it lor wliutever thoy need most.
Til- l.aiKiialer Nulla for I'orlsmoulli.
Kbwpuiit News. V Aug. .'il. The training
ship Lancaster, until recently the flagship of
Commodore Homey, sailed for Portsmouth. N.
II.. this ufieriiooo It in i.iiidHhe will be turned
Into a gunners' training ship.
ACID PHOSPHATE fl
relieves nervous Ulsordors, oahaustlon,
Madachs, wakefulness, sto.
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