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WASHINGTON, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19. 1S98.
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BaMa Honda and Jncaro to Be
Evacuated at Once.
FOOD FOB TIIB STARVING
America, by This Action of the Com
mission, AVI 11 Be Enabled to Sne
cor the Reconcentrndos Cimt.
Gen. Blanco' Conciliatory Folic?
Snain Will Co-operate in the
Havana, Sept. IS. Preparations have
been made by the American evacuation
commission to take immediate possession
of the ports of Bahla Honda and Jucaro,
according- to an agreement made with the
Spanish commission and Capt. Gen.
The concession of the ports by the
Spaniards was made three days ago, when
Gen. Blanco summoned an extraordinary
council of the colonial cabinet and pre
sented to it the request of the Americans
that these ports be opened for the impor
tation of food. The matter was kept a
secret until today.
,-Gen. Blanco, acting according to his
policy, worked to obtain the passage of
(the conciliatory measure in order to avoid
future trouble concerning the importation
of food free of duty.
In his note proffering the request, Gen.
W&de pointed out that the policy of the
.American Administration since the be
ginning of the war was to feed the re
cpneentrados. In addition to this, the
Commission had received many petitions
from the starving insurgents praying
that steps be taken to secure the free im
i, porta t ion of provisions, and a long letter
from Gen. Gomez, the commander-in-chief
of the insurgent army, who, as previousiy
cabled, argued that the Spaniards should
be made to evacuate the port of Caibar
rlen In order that provisions might be im
ported for the Cuban army.
Blanco Sot Free to Act.
It is said by the Spaniards that Gen.
Blanco was not free to act on his own
"responsibility in the matter of the free
Importation of provisions, and that he had
to comply with the existing customs reg
ulations. ' In the case of the Comal he offered to
pay the duties on her cargo and to meet
the expenses of landing it, but he could
not authorize the free distribution of food
without warrant from the authorities
while Havana was still in the possession
The solution now reached Is best for
both governments pending the total evac
uation of the island. The Americans will
now introduce food freely by way of Ba
hla Honda and Jucaro and distribute it
under their own flag.
Next week the Spanish troops will be
gin to evacuate the ports referred to and
the Americans will take possession.
The number of persons who will leave
for Spain is placed at over 200.0W. These
include 110,000 regular and irregular
troops, the clergy, civil employes and the
families of the officers.
The Madrid government is willing to co
operate in bringing about the rapid evac
uation of the Island on account of the
.enormous expense of maintaining the
troops here, where their presence Is now
"Cuba. Libre" Causes a Row.
This morning in the Cafe Europa in
Obispo Street, this city, a man shouted
"Viva Cuba Libre" several times. A
number of Spanish officers who were
present objected, but the man refused to
be silent, and a row ensued, in which,
fortunately, nobody was hurt.
The city is quiet and there is no sign of
disorder. The most uncompromising
Spaniards are calmly awaiting the evac
uation of the Island and the institution
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guidance. The.streets are full of Spanish
officers who are4t.bowhig great discretion.
The Spanish Jjoldlers.ln the city behave
A theatrical performance for the benefit
of sick Cuban soldiers was given at Gu
anabacoa, a suburb of Hanava, last
night. Everybody was aware of the pur
pose to which the receipts were to be
pu:. but there was not the slightest dis
order. General of Division Don Emello March
y Garcia, military governor of the city
and province of Puerto Principe, has pub
lished a proclamation, accusing the in
surgent bands of preventing the country
people from working their plantations
and selling their cattle. The proc.umation
concludes as follows:
"I consider it necessary to publish the
"Article 1. I repeat my orders of Au
gust 23, last, permitting free entry and
exit to all towns of this province, sub
ject to my authority and the most abso
lute freedom of trado between all the In
habitants of the province.
"Article 2. The prohibition to enter
towns with arms remains in force, and
whoever Is found with arms In his pos
session will be punished in accordance
with the laws. EMELIO MARCH."
The Spanish Commissioners' Reply.
The Spanish commissioners met at 9
o'clock yesterday evening and agreed to
reply in writing to the proposals of the
The name of the assistant machinist
killed by an explosion of an oil tank on
board the steamer Resolute Is Ell Der
nad. Ills body was buried in the Cristo
bal Colon Cemetery.
Yesterday evening the president and
cabinet, secretaries of the colonial gov
ernment, held a meeting, at which were
also present the president of the two
houses of the island parliament. The
meeting was secret and lasted for a Ions
The Havana Red Cross Society has
voted to disband. The reasons for thl3
step are not known.
At yesterday's meeting of Havana's
municipality a motion was made propos
ing the striking off of a mqdal to com
memorate the blockade of the city.
In the offices of the military commis
sion in the bishop's palace tney are busy
packing up the archives in order to send
them to Spain soon.
Last night a play entitted "The Dreyfus
Trial" was performed at the Tacon Thea
ter. Four French spectators in one of
the boxes hissed the acton who took the
part of Dreyfus.
It is reported that Gen. Blanco has sus
pended the further performances of the
play as a measure to preserve public order.
Dewey's Brave Opponent Summoned
to Madrid at Once.
Madrid, Sept. IS. The supreme council
of war has suspended Admiral Montojo,
whose squadron was destroyed by Admi
ral Dewey, in Manila Bay, and has sum
moned him to come to Madrid as soon as
ONLY EIGHT XSFT.
Gen. Lnvrton-'s Report on the Evacu
ation of San t Intro.
A cablegram received at the War De
partment last night from Gen. Lawton
stated that all the Spanish prisoners in
Santiago have been shipped to Spain ex
cept eight men. One of theso is in the
pest hospital at Baracoa and seven at
Guantanamo, all ill with yellow fever.'
HEALTH OF THE AEMY.
Sanitary Reports From Porto Rico
Adjt. Gen. Corbin received last night
from Gen. Lawton the following report
of the sanitary condition at Santiago:
Sick. 1,222; fever. 811; new cases, 02; returned
to duty. 204. Deaths: John Gu'tafsen, sailor, ty
phoid fever, September 15; Edward Harris, cor
poral, Companj 1, Ninth V. B. Volunteer, ellow
fever, September 15; Arthur Jla&Jjy, private,
Company D, Ninth U. S. Volunteers, ellov
fever, September 10; William Diltmat, private.
Company 31, Ninth L". S. Volunteer Infantry,
jellow fever. September 10; Otto Sefeldt, private,
Company I), Fifth Infantry, malarial remittent
feer, SepNinber 18; Michael J. O'Rrien, first
lieutenant. Company A, Pifth Infantry, malarial
remittent feveri James Ilurke. Company E,
Ninth U. S. Volunteers, bilious feer, September
Gen. Brooke, commanding the army In
Porto Rico, sent the following cablegram
from Ponce last night:
Three deaths today D. C. Brace, Company A,
Third 'Wisconsin, typhoid fever; Morton ilcntlcj.
Company C, Nineteenth LT. K Infantrv. tjphoid
feier; Frederick Liridlc, Compam C, Nineteenth
V. S. Infantrv, malarial fevir. Died September
10: Frederick S. I'hclps, Battery B, Fifth Ar
tillerj; not licforc reported.
BURNED THE THIRD TIME.
A Livery Stable at Koclcville Is De
stroyed by Fire.
Rockville, Md., Sept. IS. The large liv
ery stable and carriage shed in the rear
of the Corcoran Hotel, at this place,
owned by Mrs. William Carr, was com
pletely demolished by fire this evening.
The'fire was discovered about 7 o'clock
by Lee Offutt, who Immediately gave the
alarm, but the fire department arrived
too late to save the property. This is the
third stable Mrs. Corr has lost by fire
in the last fifteen years, all of which
have been situated upon the same site.
The origin of the fire is unknown. The
loss is About 32 000. which is partially
covered by insurance.
SURGEONS TO PORTO RICO.
The Mcdlcnl Staff on the Island Will
Increasing sickness among the Ameri
can soldiers in Porto Rico will result in
a number of surgeons being sent to the
military hospitals there for duty. The
first of these will receive this official or
By direction of the Secretary of War, the fol-lovxir.s-narntd
acting a sistant surgeons, U. S.
sn., will proceed at once from Camp Wikoff,
Montauk Point, to New York city, N. Y., and
thtnee 1$ the first transport to Ponce, Porto
Rico, and teport in pcrs-n to the commanding
general, U. S. troops, at that place, for assign-'
ment to dutj: J. F. Hadlcy, H. B. Jlohr,
Charles D. Camp, and II. P. Jones.
It was stated at the "War Department
that Surgeon Mohr Is a fever expert and
will, therefore, be a valuable addition to
the hospital staff at Ponce.
A DRUNKARD'S CRIME.
lie Kill a Roy, Fatally Wounds the
Mother and Commits Suicide.
Chicago, Sept,. lSLRevenge for fancied
wrongs prompted Fred Benficld, in a fit
of drunken rage, to shoot and fatally
wound Mrs. Emih'-ungenberg and her
baby son, Emil, last evening, at No. 90
TJlland Street. Then he committed sui
cide by sending a bullet through his
The wounded womanand, child were
conveyed to the German hospital, where
the boy died a couple of hours later. The
woman is not expected to live. There
was no provocatlon'fbr Benfield's crime.
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m FILIPINOS' ASSEMBLY
Spanish Intervention in Any
AGUIMLDO IS VEBDAflT
The Insurgent Chief, in a. Speech,
Displays His Ignorance of Forms
of Government Generally and of
the Military Prowess of the Na
tions lie Relieves Ami ricn Will
Manila, Sept. 17. The national assem
bly today unanimously rejected a pro
posal looking to a joint Spanish-American
protectorate or Spanish intervention
in any form.
The assembly Is divided Into three par
ties, one of which favors annexation by
the United States, another of which be
lieves In absolute Independence, while the
third is composed of compromise annexa
tionists. The last appears to predomi
nate. Emello Aguinaldo, the leader of the
Philippine insurgents, attired in evening
dress, presided Thursday at the inaugu
ration of the national assembly at Malo
los. Thousands of enthusiastic Filipinos
were present and their cheers for Aguin
aldo were mingled with cries of "Viva
Aguinaldo made a speech In which he
eulogized the insurgent army and thanked
the friendly nations for assisting a down
After the meeting had been adjourned,
Aguinaldo was introduced. He said: "The
Filipinos have been struggling for years
and centuries for freedom and now I be
lieve they have obtained It,
"I am ignorant of the British autono
mous system in the colonies and pro
tectorates, and also of the American sys
tem of State autonomy. The only form
of government I will be able to under
stand is absolute independence."
Personally, Aguinaldo believed that a
protectorate was necessary, but it would
disappoint the people. "He showed that
he knew nothing about the various forms
of government and he asked If Austrialia
was an American colony.
He declared that the Filipinos were able
to cope with any army, but admitted that
he had never seen a foreign army save
the garrisons at Hong Kong and Singa
pore. He said he was grateful to the Ameri
cans, who, having now finished their
task, should retire. He did not believe
that they would demand a reward, and
refused to admit the necessity of a quid
pro quo. Aguinaldo expressed himself as
confident that the Philippine Republic
would eventually build a navy. In the
meantime the great nations would pro
tect and aid them Instead of grabbing
In conclusion, Aguinaldo said that if the
Americans refused to withdraw the na
tional assembly would have to " decide
upon the policy of the Filipinos, which
he refused to forecast.
THE SULTAN YIELDS.
He Orders Mussulmans at Cnndin to
Surrender Their Arms.
Candia, Crete, Sept. 1?. The sultan has
been brought to see that trouble for him
self will be avoided by complying with
the British demand for the disarmament
of the Mussulmans here and he lias there
fore ordered that all arms In possession
of tho Mohammedans be surrendered.
The British forces have occupied the en
trance to the port.
It is reported that the Turkish 'troops
in the town will be withdrawn and re
placed by British soldiers. This, It is be
lieved, will insure tranquillity.
DR. JOHN HALL'S DEATH.
The North of Ireland Mourns the
Loss of the Divine:
Belfast, Sept. 18. Universal sorrow is
expressed in the north of Ireland at the
death of the Rev. Dr. John Hall, of New
York. Dr. Hall arrived from Dublin, on
Tuesday with his wife and youngest son
to visit his sister, Mrs. Gowah, the wife
of a leading Belfast shipping--agent, who
lives at a place called Hazlemere.
Dr. Hall had been at Harrogate, a
watering place in England, '"for" some
weeks, he having gone there for the bene
fit of his health. While dismounting
from the outside of a car at the Belfast
station, Dr. Hall was jerked forward by
the motion of the car. He immediiite'y
felt a sharp pain in tho heart, and his
breathing grew very rapid. Two doctors
were summoned, and on Tuesday a third,
physician was called in. The doctors
stated that he was suffering from angina
pectoria. -"r -.
Subsequently ,his condition improved,
but on Friday night the attacks grew
more pronounced, and he died at 7:20
o'clock Saturday morning in" the presence
of his wife and son.
The trouble with his heart was of long
standing. An Armagh doctor warned
him more than forty years ago, when ex
amining him for life insurance, that his
heart was affected. It is stated, more
over, that Dr. Hall was much worried
lately over the affairs .of hlschurch and
that he intended to resign his pastorate
on his return to New York at the end of
No definite arrangements have yet been
made for the funeral. It is believed that
the remains will be taken to New -York
for interment. ...?
Touching references to the deceased
minister were made in all the Presbyter
Ian churches here today.
THE DREYFUS CASE. -
M. Snrreim Sayi Revision Is Neces
sary to Peace in the Land.
London, Sept. ,1S. A dispatch to the
Daily Mail from Paris says that at the
cabinet meeting today M. Sarrierf," 'Minis-
ter of justice, expressed the opinion that
a revision of the Dreyfus case was neces
sary for the peace of the country.-
He said that he had no intention of pro
nouncing on the value of the different
pieces of the dossier, but ne rctf"t?flti
was his duty to state that rnnyv,of.'3,kHrn,
appeared to be contributory. "jfS
President Faure advanced,-polItlca3n
jecuons to a revision, wnereupon Prime
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100 ft. are one width, even thickiiSs-lFalr; .continued high "mperature.
Minister BrJsson snubbed him, saying
that the only course possible was to re
place affairs In the hands of lawyers and
away from political bias.
It Is reported that the vessel La Cecllo
has started for Devil's Island with a view
to the return of Dreyfus to France.
David Christie Murray, the novelist,
vouches for the trustworthiness of a
document proving that Dreyfus was
never a German spy, but was appoint
ed to spy on French officers by the secret
intelligence department. His mission was
discovered and he was, therefore, hated.
Count Est'erhazy and Col. Du Paty de
Clam, fearing his discoveries secured his
arrest. Lieut, Col. Henry,, who recently
committed suicide, appointed Dreyfus-a
spy and then abandoned bim.j fearing that
fact would cause him ito lose his own
FRANZ JOSEF'S GRIEF.
In. a. Manifesto lie Extols the Dead
Vienna, Sept. 18. Emperor-'Franz Josef
fins issued the following manifesto:
"To My Peoples: A most severe, a most
cruel trial hns fallen on me and my
house. My wife, the ornament of my
throne, my faithful companion, my com
fort and support In the darkest hours of
my life, In whom I lose more than I can
express, Is no more. She nas "been torn
from me and my people. A murderer's
hand, tho Instrument of Insane fanat
Iclbm, the object of which Is the destruc
tion of existing social order, has been
raised against the noblest of women,
.and In blind, objectless hatred, has
pierced the heart that knew no hate and
only beat for goodness."
His majesty thanks the people from the
bottom of his heart for their signs of love
and says that common grief has estab
lished anew the bond between the throne
and tho fatherland. He adds that he will
persevere In his mission, the hope of buc
cess sustaining him. He prays God to
grant him success, to bless his people,
and to enlighten them to find the path to
concord, when they will flourish and be
The emperor has Instituted the Order of
Elizabeth for ladles, In memory of the
dead empreBs. Countess Szparay, who
was with the empress In Geneva when
she was assassinated, has been the first
to receive tho .grand cross of the order.
PLOT HATCHED IN AMERICA.
Reported That LncchesHi-'K Ganjr linn
IleadiiaarterM In New York.
London, Sept. IS. A dispatch to the
Daily Telegraph from St. Petersburg
says that information has been re
ceived there to the effect, that Lucchessi,
the assassin of the Empress of Austria,
belongs to an nanarchlst gang Which went
to North America two years and a half
ago, leaving a few comrades in Europe.
The gang is under ordefs from America,
where the present plot was hatched.
The members have now returned to
Europe, but the chiefs remain in New
the activity; OF VESUVIUS.
Seven New Craters Appear Around
Naples, Sept. 18. Mucir anxiety has
been caused here'by the renewed activity
of Mount VesuviUB. Sevep new craters
have appeared around the ttntral crater
and all are displaying undiminished ac
tivity. - ,
Stones and scoriae are. being thrown
from the central crater in, a. manner btm
ilar to that which marked ;the eruption
of 1S72, when two square miles of terri
tory was covered" with lava to a depth
of thirteen feet.
SAYS FRANCE IS RIGHT.
St. Petersburg- Paper Sny England
Is Xot in Dead Earnest.
St. Petersburg, Sept. lS.-t-The Novoe
Vremya supports France in holding Fa
shoda. It thinks that England will ac
cept the Inevitable, as usual, when she
is met with proper resistance. She Is
now attempting intlmidaUorf, which is
predestined to fail. It addst
"If Major Marchand refuses to leave
Fashoda there Is only one power that haj
the tight to declare waragainst France,
namely, the suzerain of Egypt, Sultan
Abdul JHamid." -'
FORT DOUGLAS DESTROYED.
The Hudson Bay Landniarlc AVipcd
Out by Flames.
Vancouver, Sept. IS. Fort Douglas, an
old landmark of Hudson Bay days, has
gone up in smoke.
It took a week to geU confirmation of
the news of the Fort Douglas fire, owing
to lack of telegraphic communication.
Fort Douglas was named after Gov.
Douglas, one Of the first factors In the
Hudson Bay Company In British Colum
bia, and governor of British Columbia
when it was a. crown colony.
Gov. Douglas chose the site of New
"Westminster for tho capital of British
Columbia. There was a" dispute as to
what the town should be called, and
Queen Victoria was asked to settle it. The
queen named the little tcttlement New
Westminster and It grew to be a city be
fore it was destroyed by fire.
WILL-VISIT THE CAMPS.
Seeretnry Aiprer Joins .Gens. Stern
- berg; and Ludluprto'n Today.
Cincinnati, Sept. IS. Surgeon General
G. M. S.ernberg and Quartermaster Gen
eral J. M. Ludlngton arrived here today
from Washington. Tomorrow they will
be joined by Secretary Alger, and a visit
of Inspection made to Fort Thomas. Af
ter that the party leaves on a trip to
Lexington, Knoxvllle, ChlekamaUga, and
other Southern camps, to be gone ten
Surgeon General Sternberg said tonight
that the trip certainly had no connection
with the coming Investigation of camps
by a commission. Secretary Alger had
asked them, to make the trip and they
had readily consented, as they had in
tended making it before this, but.had been
prevented by a press 'of other business.
He said he had not visited a camp since
his trip to Montauk Point, three weeks
ago, and his views on that camp had then
been freely expressed.'
TEXA2JS' CHANGE OF HEART.
They Finally Accept Pay From Maj.
Lynch, 0. Colored Man.
Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. IS. The Second
Texas Regiment was paid off yesterday
by Major Lynch, from wnom the men
several days refused to accept payment
becausf Major Lynch is a; colored man.
The unpleasantness "thatt grew out of
the refusal of the Second Texas to accept
from Major Lynch the payment of money
due to them for the month 6f At'gust was
not apparent yesterday, everything con
nected with the payment having been
' The Second "wjll -be mustered out "next
.week. This may have had" something to
do with, the change of heart.
ill fflT HAVE BEEN
Statements of Col. langdon, a
. Retired Army Officer,
he deplSSs" POLITICS
The Greed for Military Patronage
"IVius Responsible for ICHllii a
RIU. In ContcrcNM Which Would
Have Prevented the Suffering and
Misery in the American Army.
Col. L. L. Langdon, retired, formerly
of the Fourth" United States Artillery,
mukes a statement In which he clearly
proves that hud politics been cast aside
in the selection of officers for certain
posts of responsibility In the army dur
ing the war, all of the sufferings to which
the American soldiers were subjected
might have been avoided.
C9I. Langdon, who Is well known In
Washington, Is a recognized expert on
all matters military, and his letter recalls
the fact that legislation to the end he
treats of was" nipped In the bud at the
outbreak. of the war for the sake of sat
isfying the desires of friends and sup
porters of the Republican party.
The colonel points out that there are
hundreds of retired officers of the array
who were more than anxious to et a
chance to see service In the war with
Spain, and he shows that of these there
were more than a sufficient number to
fill the staff appointments of all the
corps, brigades, and regiments in the
army, thus placing efficient and expe
rienced men in the positions which of
right ought to be filled with men who
knew their business instead of Incapable
According to Col. Langdon, had com
missary and quartermaster officers been
selected from the list of retired officers
of the army, those unfit for duty, of
course, excepted, the appalling tales of
starvation, exposure and hardships which
have gone into history would never have
been told. Then, too, at all of the mili
tary posts In the West, which were aban
doned temporarily at the outbreak of hos
tilities, there were left at least one
officer and a small detachment of men
to guard Government property.
These officers, the colonel holds, men
who were experienced and trained sol
diers, might better have been taken with
their regiments and retired officers placed
in command of the deserted posts, as re
tired naval officers were placed in com
mand of many navy yards. This would
have given to the troops in active service
leaders who understood their business and
would have done away with the appoint
ment of Incompetent and inexperienced
civilians who were" utterly unfit to hold
the offices to which they were appointed.
In the matter of securing transporta
tion for troops alone, which caused- so
much delay, and sulferingrat Wikoff,
Chickamauga, and other camps, the serv
ices of thee experienced men would have
The plan which Col. Langdon so earn
estly regrets was not adopted was con
ceived originally In the office of the ad
jutant general of the army, but, owing
to the peculiar status of the law upon
the subject. It was necessary to change
It before the retired officers could be
Through some blunder." either inten
tional or otherwise, Congress failed to
provide for the use of retired army offi
cers at the time It passed laws author
izing the Secretary of the Navy to call
retired naval officers into active service
in time of war. In order to becure this
required legislation, the adjutant gener
al's office communicated with Chairman
Hull, of the House Committee on Military
Affairs, and he introduced a bill author
izing a recall of the retired officers of
the army to duty.
This bill was referred to the committee,
but got no further, for the reason that
Secretary Alger meard ot It and, after a
consultation with Senator Hanna and
others of the Republican party, intimated
to the members of the committee that
the passage of the bill would be displeas
ing to the Administration. PresiJent Mc
Klnley, it is alltged, never even knew of
Being well versed In military matters,
and recognizing the value of the measure.
Chairman Hull made a fight for it, but
every member of the committee, except
Representative Griffin, of Wisconsin, vot
ed against it. Meantime the adjutant
general's office, presumably having re
ceived certain intimations from the Sec
retary, ceased its advocacy of the meas
ure, and the President appointed the men
whoso inefficiency caused the suffering
of the soldiers.
Had the bill become alaw, the oppor
tunity for placing in office political favor
ites and henchmen would have besn lost.
, Thus did Secretary Alger kill a measure
which would have resulted In great gooj
to the enlisted men of the American
HIS NEPHEWS GOING HOME.
The President's Soldier-Kinsmen
Travel iiiir Under Orders.
The President's two nephews, both vol
unteer privates, who have been his guests
at the White House for several days
since their return from Porto Rico, are
now under orders from the adjutant gen
eral's office. They bade their distinguish
ed uncle good-bye yesterday and left to
carry out the orders, which read as fol
lows: Privates John B. Barber and James F. SIc
Kinlcy, Company I, Eighth Ohio Volunteer In
fantry, having reported to the ailjuUnt gen
eral, U. S. army, in compliince with Speciil Or
ders No. S, headquarters provisional dhision,
Porto Rico, August 23, lfc93, arc, by autiority
of the Acting Secretary of War, ordered to be
tent as follows:
Private Barber, to Cleveland, Ohio, and Pri
vate McKinley, to Canton, Ohio; each to report
by letter, upon arrival, to t!ic commanding of
ficer. Eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Columbus,
Tlie subsistence department will pay commu
tation of rations in advance, at the prescribed
rato for two days, It being impracticable for
these soldiers to "carry rations in kind.
GOING TO CUBA.
Gen. Graham's Corps Will Leave
About the Middle of October.
Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. IS, There is no
longer any doubt about sending Gen.
Graham's corps, at Camp Meade, to Cuba
about the middle of October. It is almost
certain to be part of the army of occu
pation and the attention of Gen. Graham
is being given to the organization of the
brigades and divisions with a view to
putting them in shape for continued ser
vice. He wants'HVshakeiout all the dlssatis-
rTltliilc of Tmyinc 300 ft. best BonrdN,
bright, heart, even thickness, for only ?1.
fied troops, and to this end Is getting rid
of the regiments which are td be-Vmus-tered
out as rapidly as possible. He
thinks they are detrimental to discipline
and wants the corps to settle down to
army regulations as fast as the condi
tions will allow.
FOR BURIAL AT ARLINGTON.
(icli. Hiiikell'N llody Will Be Bronjiht
Tho remains of Brig. Gen. Joseph T.
Haskell, who died of apoplexy at Colum
bus, O.. last Friday, will arrive here over
the Pennsylvania Railroad at 7:40 o'clock
The military escort, consisting of Capt.
Clay, of tho Columbus Barracks, and six
non-commlssloned officers, will leave Co
lumbus with the body tonight.
Immediately after the -election of the
escort the announcement that the re
mains would arrive tomorrow was made
to the War Department officials In a dis
patch received last evening from Major
Roberts, commanding officer at Columbus
The body has been lying in state at Co
lumbus, but It is not yet decided whether
the same thing will be done here. Inter
ment will be In Arlington, and it is prob
able that the funeral will take place
Shortly after the arrival of the body.
SERVICE IN PORTO RICO.
Montnulc Medical Men Eauerly
Awnlt the Assignments.
Camp Wikoff, Sept. 18. All the hospital
doctors here are waiting eagerly for the
news of the medical assignments to ser
vice in Porto Rico, for It is pretty well
known that tho selections will be made
Col. Greenleaf, chief surgeon, has sent
to the various hospitals a request for the
names of all contract doctors whose ser
vices are no longer required and for in
formation as to whether they are im
munes and whether they desire to under
take medical service in Porto Rico. The
letter also requests the names of nurses
whose services can be dispensed with, and
whether they wish their contracts an
nulled, and the number of sick and con
valescent patients who are proper sub
jects for shipment to city hospitals. All
this Is taken to mean a speedy clearing
out of the hospitals.
There were five deaths In the general
The transport Berlin, with the First,
Second, Eighth and Sixteenth Infantry,
sailed this evening. The remainder of
tho Rough Riders' horses were put on the
The following troops are under orders
to leave, but transportation has not yet
been furnished: Battery H, Fourth Ar
tillery, to Fort Monroe; Battery G, Fourth
Artillery, to Washington Barracks; Twenty-fourth
Infantry, to Fort Douglas, Salt
Lake City, Utah.
OFFICERS FROM CIVH. LIFE.
An Innovation in Appointments to
The large number of young men ap
pointed to the regttlar army from civil
life recently has been still further In
creased by tho assignments on Saturday
last of a second batch, resulting from ex
aminations held at New ..York and San
Francisco of candidates who "were given
permission by the President to appear.
Few have failed to secure appointments.
In addition to those commissioned last
July there have been assigned to the In
fantry and artillery branches more lieu
tenants than are usually appointed from
the West Point graduates in four years,
and others are to be made for vacancies
that are not yet filled. Not since the civil
war has there been so many young men
commissioned not graduates of the mil
itary" academy, and the prospects are fa
vorable for a number of others who are
being strongly urged for selection by their
The enlisted men have not shared so
extensively as army officers believe they
should, but this has been due rather to
the fact that nearly all the regulars were
out of the country when selections were
made then to any Indisposition to award
commissions to privates.
USE FOB, OLD MONITORS.
Veteran Craft of the Civil War As
signed to the Indies.
The Navy Department has decided to
send four of the antiquated single turret
monitors, used in the Civil War, to ports
In Cuba and Porto Rico for permanent
A number of these vessels were sta
tioned, during the war with Spain, at
points along the Atlantic coast. They
were manned by naval militiamen. With
the ending of the war they have been
put out of commission at the League Isl
and navy yard. It is Intended by the
Navy Department to fit the monitors with
rapid-fire batteries and make them into
They will probably be retained at the
places to which they are originally as
signed, and the engines will be kept in
good condition so that the monitors may
be moved to wherever they may be most
needed. Each monitor will have a guard
of forty-five marines. It Is likely that
the old smooth-bores, which the" iron
clads carry, will be removed.
No date for the departure of the moni
tors for the West Indies has been fixed,
but the naval authorities say that they
will not start from League Island nintll
after the Spanish forces have evacuated
Cuba and Porto Rico.
A number of the yachts and ocean
going tugs which served as gunbouts in
the war with Spain will also be assigned
to duty in Cuba and Porto Rico. They
will be useful In preventing smuggling,
which was carried on quite extensively
on the southwest coast of Cuba in the
vicinity of the Isle of Pines.
NO RECEPTION AT NEWPORT.
Fojr Prevents Gen. Shaffer's Visit to
Newport, R. I., Sept. IS. There was
every expectation that Gen. Shafter and
staff would come from Montauk Point to
Newport today, but the weather Inter
fered and a large gathering of cottagers
Mrs. Calvin S. Brlce had arranged to
have as her guests Gen. Shafter and his
staff, which includes Mrs. Brice's son,
Capt. Stewart M. Biice, and had Issued
invitations to the cottagers to meet the
general at her villa. It was to have been
a big affair, many distinguished people
and naval and army officers being in
vited. About noon Mrs. Bri,ce received a mes
sage from her son, saying that It would
be Imporsible to come to Newport on ac
count of the fog. A hurried consultation
was held and Mrs. Brlce finally decided to
recall the reception invitations. A lunch
eon was held, however.
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The last of a Long Line of
"Warriors Passes Away.
HIS SOS KILLED IN CUBA
The Father It Was Who Opened the
FiKht at. EI Coney He Stood Close
Up to the Guns and Avemced the-
- Death of His Boy III Life Scerar
Another prominent military figure In
the war with Spain has passed away.
Capt-. Allyn Capron, sr.. commander of
Light Battery E, First Artillery, died
about noon yesterday at his home, near
Fort Myer, Va., on the heights overlook-ing-West
The death of the gallant captain, com
ing so close upon that of Gen. Haskell,
caused his brother officers at the fort
and In the War Department quite a
shock. Capt. Capron had been confined
to his home about three weeks. The
germs of disease entered his system while
he was undergoing the hardships and ex
posure of the campaign in Santiago, and
he was not well when he returned to thi3
country. Added to the other unfavorable
conditions was his grief over the death
of his son, Capt. Allyn Capron, jr., who
was shot down while bravely leading
his company of Rough Riders in the fight
at La Guasimas.
Capt. Capron, like many of the other
htroes of the Cuban campaign, came
home weakened and disease ridden, and
fell an easy victim to fever, which re
sulted in his death. The- War Depart
ment officials were not Informed last
night as to the nature of the fatal mal
ady, but is was stated at Fort Myer that
his death resulted from typhoid fever.
Capt. Capron was a native of Florida
He entered the Military Academy at
West Point as a cadet on September 1,
1&63, and received his commission as lieu
tenant in the army upon graduation. He
was an honor graduate of the artillery
school in 1&73, and had been captain of
Light Battery E, First Artillery, since
December 4, 1SSS. He was fifty-one years
It was the battery commanded "by Capt.
Capron, senior, which opened the
fight at El Caney. and his men declare
that ho kept his guns hot until the Span
iards were driven pell mell from their
breastworks. This was at 6:15 oe!ekr
on the morning of July L
Capt. Capron's son had been killed six
days before at the head of bis company
of Rough Riders in the ambuscade, or
"hornets nest." at La Guasimas, and
the father thought of his dead boy, bis
gunners said, when he ordered" them to
"work quick and make everyahdt'tejL"
The death afCapr, Capron, jr.,. prayjdf;
upon the father's mind and? lie was mo
rose ever afterwards and always anxious
to get his battery into a fight, himself?
standing close up to the guns and taking;
chances with his men. But he appeared
to have a charmed life, the Mauser bul
lets whizzing harmlessly -past his eret
form, leaving him to fall a victim to tha
deadly Cuban typnoid.
When the President was informed of
Capt, Capron's death last night he ex
pressed his sorrow and said the captain
was a brave soldier, an honor to his"
country, and a gentleman.
The Capron family has figured proml- -nently
in every war since the Revolution.
There was a Gen. Capron who fought un
der Washington, and his sons to the pres
ent generation have bren identified with;
ihe American army.
SEARCH: FOR MISSING TROOPS.
Sixteen Pennsylvania Volunteers
Cannot Be Found.
New York, Sept. IS. If anybody, any
where In this country" or in Porto Rreo,
in municipal hospitals or in army hes
pitals, at private residences or at head
quarters of relief committees, knows any
thing of the whereabouts of fourteen
members of the Fourth Pennsylvania Vol
unteer Infantry and two members of the
Sixteenth Volunteer Infantry from the
same tSate, suah person or persam shaufd
.ntmediately communicate with Gov. Has
tings of Pennsylvania. The following are
the names of the men alMut whom. Infor
mation is wanted:
Herbert A. Wang, Company D, Fourth
Regiment, musician; William MeHale,
Company H, Fourth Regiment; Willfam
L. Sassaman, Company D. Fourth Regi
ment; Harry A, Weaver, Company I,
Fourth Regimerat; George Harpel, Com
pany H; Alois Wachter. Company F; Cor
poral Samuel .Spledler. Company "H; John,
G. Stevenson, Company F; Henry Bruhl,
Company K; Earl Snow, Company I; Har
ry G. Miller, Company E; George F.
Feather, Company L, all of the Fourth
Regiment, and Corporal Charles W. Gang
were, Company M; Horace Goas, Com
pany F, Fourth Regiment, and Hiram
Bodlne and Fred M. Folk, Company H,
The Four.h Regiment, Col. D. B. Cas,
arrived here on the transport Chester,
on September C. The Slxteinth Pennsyl
vania is still in Porto Rico. On arriving;
here the companies of the Fourth were
sent directly to the towns in Pennsyl
vania where they were recruited.
When the companies reached their home
towns, relatives and friends found that
certain soldiers were not with their com
rades. Finally people took their inqui
ries to Gov. Hastings. As soon as he
fully comprehended the situation, Gov.
Hastings set on foot a systematic in
quiry. He searched Philadelphia hospi
tals and found some of the missing- men."
After that he sen: personal representa
tives to all army and municipal hospitals
where sick soldiers from Cubp. or Porto
Rico were known to have been taken.
Just what was the total number of miss
ing when the regiment returned is not
known. The search is still going on.
Major Richards, quartermaster of tho
Third Brigade, National Guard, Philadel
phia, came here and joined in the search
of hospitals In this vicinity.
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