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WASHINGTON, TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 20, 1898.
SPAIN 1ST MAE HASTE
oJ)elay Permissible in tlie
I t Evacuation of Cuba.
A EDGE ARMY OE IDLERS
Slip, Ih Compelled to Maintain Her
Troop on the Inland at Great Ev
pensc. and It Ih to Ilrr Intercut to
Acl Quiciflj Volunteer May Give
i.-TIjcir Arms to Bliinco.
'Havana, Sept. 33. The American Evac
uation Commissioners have consulted
the Government at Washington in regard
to the Spanish proposal that the time
for the evacuation of the Island be ex
tended to February 2S.
The American Commissioners under
stand that the evacuation must be rapid
and if the Spanish Transatlantic Line
cannot furnish steamers enough to carry
all'the troops in a short time, other ves
sels will have to be furnished.
There is no objection made to all trans
Iortssailing under the Spanish flag if a
fcufficient number of them can be secured
to complete the hundred steamers that
could finish the work in two round trips.
Even could the vessels be procured, the
difficulty of embarking over 200,003 per
sons would delay the evacuation for more
than "a month. By that time there would
be no danger of tlie troops who are to be
sent to garrison the cities and towns
contracting- yellow fever.
j The" American Commissioners met to-
jclay to discuss the method of evacuation.
They are not at all satisfied with the
Spanish plan of beginning in the eastern
part of the Island, as Havana is the most
important place, and it is necessary that
the Americans should have control soon
of the Important departments there.
EipedltiiiKT the Evacuation.
-A note was sent to the Spanish com-
jXnissIoners this morning pointing out the
necessity of expediting the evacuation.
.A .strong argument is Spain's own Inter
est in rapid evacuation, as she Is main
:taining at very great expense to her
.treasury an enormous idle army.
.The American Commissioners have also
consulted -with Washington concerning a
Spanish proposal that after the military
evacuation is completed, that tlie Spanish
adminstration should continue in the Isl
and until the peace treaty is signed at
Ears. The proposal wil probably be re
jected, as Gen. Wade. Admiral Samp
son, and Gen. Butler are unanimously of
the opinion that such a course would be
contrary to the terms of the protocol, in
which the Cuban affair is definitely set
tled independent of any treaty negotia
tions at Paris.
DiftnrmliifC the Volunteers.
Concerning the disarmament of the vol
unteers, It is likely that the Americans
will accept a proposal that they surren
der their arms to the Spanish army. It is
also likely that the Spanish troops will
be permitted to take their arms and am
munition with them when they return
to Spain, they not having capitulated In
battle, outside of those who surrendered
The American Commissioners are dis
cussing the advisability of addressing a
note to the Spanish commissioners, re
questing that they be allowed to examine
the documents and public records that
are being selected by each department
jf the Spanish administration for trans
portation to Spain. The Spaniards give
as a reason for retaining some of the
documents that they refer to accounts
of government expenses which have not
yet been approved by the Madrid gov
ernment and which must be taken to
Spain for approval. The Americans will
That is to say, everybody
with sense takes out a Life In
surance Policy, either for his
relatives, his creditors, or him--self.
It can be obtained in tha
form of a boad, and assignable
as security, like a note. Sen
sible men are coming to recog
nize its great value and con
venience. It can be bought, sold or
.used as security. Meanwhile,
if you die you leave something
to your wife or children.
It is too complex a subject
to discuss in an advertisement.
I am an insurance broker and
will put my services and infor
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P. O. Box 503.
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probably Insist that they be furnished
with all the documents necessary for a
complete understanding of the actual
condition of all affairs of the Island.
"Will Avoid Any Friction.
The Spanish commissioners are carry
ing out their Instructions from Madrid.
They have been ordered to avoid any fric
tion, and if no arrangement is arrived at
in spite of their Conciliatory attitude to
immediately consult with the Madrid gov
ernment. Some of the Spanish residents are try
ing to convene a general assembly of
Spaniards for the purpose of considering
what course to pursue when the evacua
tion is completed. A noteworthy fact In
this connection is that the Marquis of
Apezetugua, who is president of the un
compromising Spanish party. Is making
declarations in favor of the independence
of the island against annexation. Other
members of his party wish the Spanish
residents to remain absolutely neutral In
The other element among the Spaniards
which frankly favors annexation is work
ing to hasten evacuation. This party has
informed the American Commission
through a committee of their desire to
have an end put to the abnormal situa
tion, which is paralyzing business and
which furnishes no prospect of early sta
bility. They have also requested that
American troops be sent here as quickly
CapL Gen. Blanco Is still sharply watch
ing to prevent possible conJlicts and to
preserve peace and order. Senor Galvez,
president of tbe autonomist cabinet, was
summoned yesterday to a conference with
the other members of the council. The
autonomists also desire to keep their hold
on the administration until the peace
treaty is signed.
THE WAR'S MODEST HEROES.
Vennort Royally EntertnliiH the Men
Behind the Gun.
Newport. R. I., Sept. 19. The entertain
ment arranged by the citizens of Xewport
for "the men behind the guns," ended
tonight, and the men say that they could
not have been treated better.
At noon today, 250 sailors from the
Brooklyn, Vicksburg, Cushing, Miantono
moh, Celtic, and Justin were taken to
Island Park on the trolley cars, the party
including Senator Wetmore, Congressmen
Capron and Bull, Mayor Boyle, Col.
Wetherell, representing Governor Dyer,,
and members ofthe committee and press.
At the park, the men were given a
shore dinner, vaudeville show and danc
ing. Congressman Capron spoke to the
men. saying that everything In the State
In Xewport the men paraded the
streets, headed by the Xewport band, the
men from the Brooklyn carrying a large
American Hag and headed by the ship's
mascot, "Billy Boy," the goat.
Crowds have visited the Brooklyn since
she has been here, but she Is now under
orders to sail for the Brooklyn Navy
Yard tomorrow afternooon at 4 o'clock.
BLANCO READY FOR ANYTHING.
He Snjs Ili.M Men Will Do Their Duty
If the Will Continues.
Madrid, Sept. 13. Capt. Gen. Blanco has
sent a message to the government through
Gen. Pando, his second In command, who
has arrived here, to the effect that the
army In Cuba will do Its duty in the event
of the failure of the Peace Commission
and a renewal of hostilities.
Gen. Jaudenes, the commander of the
Spanish troops at Manila, reports that the
insurrection of the Tagalos is increasing.
Col. Bios, governor of the Vlsayas and
acting governor of the Philippines, pro
poses numerous reforms.
A hurricane has swept over southern
Spain. The provinces of Seville and Gra
nada suffered severely. Six persons were
killed and many Injured in the city of Se
ville. Eighty-five houses were wrecked at
Guadix. Xo further details have been re
ceived. The mortality among the troops return
ing in the transports from Cuba is as
cribed to the inhumanity of the Americans
in compelling them to embark so that
the hospitals could be cleared for the
American sick. Of the thousand men who
returned on the San Ignacio 123 died on
The government has replied to the cir
cular of Count Muravieff, the Russian for
eign minister, approving of the Czar's dis
armament scheme and announcing that
Spain will send a delegate to the pro
SAILING EOR HOME.
Four Hundred Spaniards Scheduled
to Leave Porto Rico.
Gen. Brooke cabled Acting Secretary
Meiklejohn yesterday as follows:
"San Juan, Porto Rico, Sept 13.
"Four Jiundred Spanish droops are to
sail for home tomorrow. Two transports
from Spain reported on the way here.
"Chairman U. S. Commission."
Secretary TnJjrny in Chiirjje.
M. Cambon, the French ambassador,
accompanied by Olivier Talgny, second
secretary of the embassy, called at the
State Department yesterday. The am
bassador Informed Acting Secretary Adee
that Mr. Taigny would represent the
French government while he and Ti.
ThiebRUt, the first secretary, are in
France. The ambassador was presented
with a picture of the principals In the
signing of the protocol.
Presidential appointments were made
yesterday as follows:
George H. Pickerell, of Ohio, consul of
the United States at Azores.
Fred Page Tustin, of Oregon, commis
sioner In and for Alaska, to reside at
Thomas Ling, interpreter, to consulate
of the United States at Fouchan, China.
The President has appointed the follow
ing postmasters: --
Xew Jersey Burlington, Nathan W. C.
New York Cooperstown, Albert S.
Potts; Dansville. Frank J. McNeil; Delhi,
James M. Preston; Moravia, William J.
H. Parker; Oswego, John B. Alexander;
Silver Creek, Charles C. Horton; Smlth
vllle, F. R. Babcock;" Walton, Henry S.
White; Watklns, Levi M. Gano.
North Carolina High Point, W. H.
Pennsylvania Carnegie, W. H. H. Lea
Maryland Laurel, Charles F. Shaffer, jr.
Massachusetts Greenfield, Frederick E.
Klymi'ft Business Collccc, Sth and It,
Business, shorthand.typewriting $25 a yr.
All White Pine BliadH, only $1. pair.
Best made one and a. half Inches thick.
He Is Vacillating Between
Suicide and Confession;
ACKNOWLEDGES HIS GUILT
However, He Mny Hold Ilnclc His
AVrlttcn Statement Until the
Chamber ojC. XJciiuUch MeetH Ile
IlevcM a SoIiHer'H Conscience, Ijllic
HI Sword, MiiNt Obey the Uchcat
of HIm Sunerlorn.
London, Sept. 13. Public curiosity In
England and France, which Is greatly
piqued by the promised revelations of Ma
jor Esterhazy In the Dreyfus case, is Btlli
The Paris papers announced' today (hat
Esterhazy had returned to Parisand had
declared that he did not Intend Ho make
This is false. The. correspondent of Tho
Times had a long conversation with Es
terhazy In England today.
Scoundrel though tho ex-offlcer Is, ho
retains some peculiar ideas of honor. Ho
is now vacillating between committing
suicide and making a clean breast of his
He has already made a full confession
to three- responsible persons, but persist
ently delays putting it into writing or to
permit its publication.
The principal reason for this seems to
be that his confession will not have aulfi
clent political effect unless It is held
until the chamber of deputies meets.
Esterhazy's justification for all that he
has done in the Dreyfus case Is interest
ing to moralists.
It is embraced in his maxim "A .soldier
should place his conscience, as well as hit.
sword, at the disposal of his superior
A DREYFUS MANIFESTO.
The Dulce of Orleans Improve a
Paris, Sept. 13. The Duke of Orleans Is
sued the following manifesto on the
Dreyfus case this evening:
"At last the promoters of the odious
plot against the honor and security of
the fatherland have thrown off the mask.
Intimidated by them, the ministers have
lowered themselves so much as to become
their accomplices. Nothing has made
them shrink, not even the affirmations
repeated with significant emphasis by all,
military or civil, who have succeeded
one another at the ministry of war. While
admitting that no doubt as to the guilt
of the convict has been raised in their
minds, under the fallacious pretext of
calming public opinion, whose authorized
representatives they refuse to consult,
and in contempt of universal suffrage,
without which they are nothing, they
come to decide a question which, as their
own deliberations prove, is a national
question. They seek to their own profit
to garble a true thought expressed In the
French tribune, a thought which has
made my own heart quiver.
"Frenchmen, we are masters in our own
country. To be masters in one's own
country one must command, not obey,
servants who are subjected to an occult
and pernicious power, and who presume
to Impose on you the will to which they
themselves submit. Will you submit to if.
Frenchmen, that the constitution be torn
up, even by those whose sole title it was,
and who trade on It? It exists no longer.
Your most sacred rights are outrageously
violated. Will you suffer this under the
pretext of proving Innocent a man whom
the military tribunals have condemned as
a traitor? It Is the army they are trying
to destroy France which they are striv
ing to ruin.
"Frenchmen, we will not allow it."
The manifesto is regarded as a little
attempt on the part of the duke to fish in
trotbled waters. It appears too late to
afford an opportunity for much comment.
Apart from royalistic circles the first Im
pression that can be gained ia that it is
regarded as no sillier tnan previous sim
ilar efforts by the same individual, and
that it is not destined to have any great
er effect than attended them.
TALKED AGAINST THE ARMY.
The Editor of the Temps Summoned
Before the Li-Kinii of Honor.
Paris, Sept. 13. M. De Pressense, ed
itor of the Temps, who lately has been
a prominent advocate for a revision of
the Dreyfus case, has been summoned by
the council of the Legion of Honor, of
which he is a member, to defend himself
against the charge of making speeches
derogatory of the army.
It is stated that one of the first acts
of Gen. Chanoine, the new minister of
war, will be to make a thorough change
in the staff of the ministry of war and
effect a complete reorganization of the
secret information bureau.
COL. CHERMSIDE AT CANDLA.
He Is Prosecuting His liuiuTrles
London, Sept. 13. A dispatch to the
Central News from Candla says that Col.
Chermside, British military attache at
Constantinople, and formerly the com
mander of the city garrison, who arrived
there a few days ago on board the Brit
ish gunboat .Halcyon, Is continuing in
quiries Into the situation there secretly.
Fifteen additional ringleaders in the re
cent riots in Candia have been arrested.
THE MUSSULMANS COMPLY.
They Yield Their Arms to the Com
mission nt the Saltan's Order.
Candla, Sept. 13. A proclamation has
been issued by Edhem Pasha, by order
of the Sultan, commanding the Mussul
mans to deliver up their arms to the com
mission appointed for the purpose of re
ceiving them, and the Mussulmans are
complying with the order.
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will" leave B. & O. Depot at 8:10 a. m.,
September 22. Tickets good to atop off
returning at Buffalo, Rochester, Geneva,
and Burdette (Watkins Glen), and Mauch
Chunk. ?10 for the round trip. Tickets
limited to ten days. r
Men 1,noU Elsewhere, But Buy Hyre.
Drop in and let's talk It oyer. "White
ash coal, $3.90. S. S. Daish & Son.705'
Twelfth Street northwest. . ,,,se8-tfrem
Onr $1 Doors cost S?2 elsewhere.
All bright perfectly clear nlcelyi-made.
A BUST OF BOLIVAR.
It Is Received by President And rail e,
Caracas, Venezuela, Sept. 13. President
Andrade, on behalf of the government,
today officially received a bust, of Boli
var, the liberator, which had been pre
sented to the nation.
The Italinn squadron, commanded by
Admiral Candianl, which arrived at La
Guayra a few days ago, after having
menaced the port of Cartngena to en
force the settlement of the Italian claim
against the Republic of Colombia, will
sail for Bahia, Brazil, tomorrow.
AMERICANS IN KOREA.
Nine of Them Enquired for Service
In the Impcrinl Gnnrds.
Yokohama, Sept. 13. A dispatch from
Seoul, tho capital of Korea, announces
the arrival there of nine Americans, who,
with twenty-one other foreigners, have
been engaged for serylce in the Korean
LEFT TO GREAT BRITAIN.
Chile und Argrcutiuc Republic liefer
Their Boundary Dispute.
London, Sept. 13. A dispatch to the
Times from Buenos Ayres, dated yester
day, says that the boundary conflict has
been settled. Both Chile and the Argen
tine Republic will supply Great Britain
with statements showing where they
agree to disagree and Great Britain will
draw the final boundary.
DEE TROOPS TO IAEA
nurried Preparations to Re
enforce Gen. Otis.
MESSAGES KEPT SECRET
It Is Xow Believed That the C0111
iiinnder 01 (lie American Forces
in the Philippines Asked for Rc
enforceiuents Several Das Ao
He Described a Trying- Situation.
In view of advices received from Maj.
Gen. Otis in regard to the situation in
the Philippine Islands, the Administration
has decided to send re-enforcements to
Manila to the number of from 5,000 to 6,000.
Orders were Issued from the War De
partment yesterday directing- the dispatch
of about five regiments of volunteer
troops from San Francisco as soon as
transportation can be provided for them.
This is the text of the orders
"Adjutant General's Office,
"Washington, Sept. 13, 1S33.
"Commanding General Department of
California, San Francisco, Cal.:
"With the approval of ths-,Acting Sec
retary of War, the Fifti -first Iowa,
Twentieth Kansas, First Tennessee, First
Washington and detachments of Second
Oregon Vdlunteer Infantry, now at San
Francisco, are hereby relieved from duty
in the department of California- and will
proceed to Manila, Philippine Islands, re
porting upon arrival, for duty, to the
commanding general United States forces
at that point.
"The quartermaster's department will
furnish the necessary transportation, es
pecial care being taken to provide suffi
cient space; and the subsistence and
medical departments arc charged with
providing ample and suitable supplies
furnished by their respective depart
ments, to Insure the comfort, well-being
and health of the troops en route.
"By command of Major General Miles:
"H. C. CORBIN,
The Administation has, carefully con
cealed the full text of the, message re
ceived at the War. Department last week,
in which Gen. Otis stated that no more
' troops were needed. It Is explained now
that that statement was made in response
to a kuery from the War Department as
to whether he needed any more re-enforcement
than those which it was in
tended to send from the forces now sta
tioned at San Francisco.
The explanation is further obtained
from a reliable source that this dispatch
was preceded by a message, stating that
re-enforcements were needed immediate
ly. In that message Gen. Otis described
the attitude of the Insurgents as tfireat
enlng, despite the apparent docility of
their leader in directing the withdrawal
of his forces from the city rand suburbs
Gen. Otis described at some length the
need of a strong garrison to" meet a poa
sible outbreak of the native forces, and
he indicated plainly that he did not have
great confidence in the assurances or
present actions of Aguinaldo.
It as this dispatch which led the Presi
dent to consult with Acting Secretary
Meiklejohn and Gen. Mile!', after which
it was decided to re-enforce the Manila
army as soon as possible. The War De
partment has learned that several ships
of the rtansport fleet on the Pacific will
reach San Francisco within c day or
In respone 'to an Inquiry War
Department, Gen. Otis s( ?Rm
which was received in W yes
terday. It was as follow
"Acting Secretary of W.. .gton:
"Senator and China left port August 21
and 30; Indiana September 1, Ohio and
Valencia September 3, Pennsylvania Sep
tember 3, Newport September 13, Zealan
dla August 24. In drydock: Nagasiki,
repairing; Pekin, under contract of navy;
date of departure unknown. Part of ves
sels proceeded by way of Nagasiki and
part by Honolulu.
The War Department Inter in the day
supplemented the orders or the dispatch
of troops from San Francisco by direct
ing that four companies -of recruits al
ready organized on the Pacific Coast be
sent to Manila with the rest of the ex
pedition 'o fill vacancies Jn. regiments
-The Weather Idbbey' fcjCo. Hay
Fair till Wednesday) cooler.
He Admits the Hospital Serv
ice Was Imperfect
WORK OF POLITICAL PULLS
He Sttj-N the Matter Wan Out of Ills
Province Secretary Alirer StuteH
His AVillluKitcsa to Hear the Griev
ances of the Soldier Without the
Danger of Court-Martial.
Cincinnati, Sept. 13. Surgeon General
Sternberg, U. S. A., accompanied by
QuartermasterGeneral Ludington, arrived
at the St. Nlcholas.jHotel Sunday to join
Secretary Alger today.
"I am free to say that the service of
the army hospitals' during the war was
not as perfect as it Is possible to make.
I am not afraid to speak frankly about
the matter," said General Sternberg.
"There were 500 surgeons appointed by
governors of States. Many of them, I
dare say, were appointed through pollt'cal
pulls and were Incompetent men.
"But that was out of my province. I
employed COO contract surgeons of the
United States. So" far as I know, they
were the best In the land. Insufficient
sanitary regulations were the main cause
of the trouble. They were managed by
Secretary Algerarrived this morning and
after breakfast at the St. Nicholas, he
went to Fort Thomas, accompanied by
Gens. Sternberg- and Ludington, to in
spect the camp there.
The Secretary says the party will visit
all the military camps to plan for Winter
hospitals. He says it is a formal inspec
tion only, and that the commission named
by the President will Investigate the past
management of the camps.
"Let any furloughed private soldier who
has a grievance state It freely," he said.
"I, as Secretary of War, pledge my word
that he shall not be court-martialed for
talking. I am willing to have every bit
of the truth made public.
"The men at Fort Thomas who arc
home from Cuba, the men of furloughed
regiments who are home from Southern
camps let them talk. They know.
"I have no doubt there have been some
abuses. That was to be expected with
such a large army of untrained men in
the field. There should never have been
any lack of supplies after the first great
movement, and I do not know that there
"The greatest trouble seems to have
arisen from the neglect -of sanitary regu
lations. The executive officers of each
regiment are responsible for that.
"The blame for the sick rests first on
the colonel and then on up to the highest
general in the camp. Each executive of
ficer should have seen to it that the men
obeyed the camp rules.
"General inexperience and reckless ex
posure to unnecessary risk is the real
cause of all the trouble."
Surgeon General Sternberg said, in re
gard to his appointment- of Veterinary
Surgeon Huidekoper as surgeon general
in charge of the army corps at Camp
"He got a higher position than I rec
ommended him for. I named him for di
vision surgeon and he was made corps
"I did not know at the time that he was
a veterinary surgeon, but his professional
indorsements were such that I would have
named him anyhow."
Secretary Alger and party left Cincin
nati for Xexington at 4 o'clock this af
ternoon. "We shall travel nights and inspect
during the day," said the Secretary.
THE EXODUS PROM M0NTAUK.
It Im Delayed Because of Poor Trans
Camp Wikoff, Montauk Point, X. Y.,
Sept. 13. By the first of next week tho
whole camp will have been cleared ouU
according to plans. But plans made in
Washington are easier of formulation
there than they are of execution here.
Tho only way In which all the troops
could have 'been moved from here on the
short notice given was to have had them
walk or swim. At present there are about
8,000 men. including the entire cavalry
force that returned here from Cuba, with
the exception of tho mustered out Rough
As yet the cavalry are without definite
orders as to the date of the departure.
Gen. Wheeler said today; "It isn't prob
able that any of the cavalry will leave
here this week, except the Third, which
goes to Its barracks at Fort Ethan Allen,
Vermont, probauly by Wednesday or
In view of the delays which have char
acterized all departures hitherto, it is
generally believed that to approximate a
reckoning of the dates of the cavalry
regiments the best plan is to take the
dates as given when they are announced
and stretch them out a week or ten days.
The remainder of the infantry and artil
lery will probably leave before the cav
alry. The Eighth and Sixteenth Infantry,
which started to go on the Berlin and
which v.ere announced as having sailed
on her sailed Instead on the Roumania
today. Light Battery F, of the Fifth Ar
tillery, left by train for Fort Hamilton
Thero is no telling how long the hos
pitals may be kept open. Recent orders
indicate a desire to clear them of pa
tients as soon as possible, but those in au
thority in the medical department are
standing firmly against sending away any
patients who are not strong enough to
endure without risk the rigors of travel.
In the several hospitals there were 430
patients this evening. Three hundred left
on tho Shlnnecock this morning and fif
teen of the Second and Ninth Massachu
chusetts were sent to Now London on the
Seven deaths are reported from the gen
SANTIAGO HEALTH REPORT.
Gen. JLn-vton' Bulletin Records n
Xumucr of Deaths.
Gen. Lawton's dally bulletin to the War
Department concerning the health of tho
Only $1 a pair for the bent Blinds.
All white pine, clear, 1 1-2 inches thick.
troops at Santiago yesterday was as fol
lows: "Santiago, Sept. 13.
"Adjutant General. Washington:
"September 18 Sick, 1,103; fever, 743.
new cases 107; returned to duty, 210.
Deaths: William Williams, ambulance
driver, typhoid and yellow fever, Sep
tember 17; Alexander Wilson, Company
L, Ninth United States Volunteers,' bil
ious fever, September 18; Louis J. Bur
nett, first lieutenant. Ninth United States
Volunteer Infantry, pernlcl .s malarial
fever, September IS.
"September 13 Sick, 1,191; fever, 675;
new cases, C6; returned to duty, 323.
Deaths: Herbert Schupert, private Hos
pital Corps, First Illinois Volunteer In
fantry, typhoid fever, September IS;
Willie Primus, private, Company L,
Ninth United States Volunteer Infantry,
bilious fever, September 18.
"LAWTON, Major General."
MOVEMENTS OF CAVALRY.
Two Troops tit Montauk Have Been
Gen. Corbin has issued several orders
relative to the movement of cavalry
troops und their horses. The orders are
"Adjutant General'.s Office,
Washington, September 13.
"Commanding General, Camp Wikoff,
Montauk Point, N. Y.:
"With the approval of the Acting Sec
retary of War the Ninth United States
Cavalry will be relieved from duty at
Montauk Point and directed to proceed
to the Department of Colorado, to relieve
the Seventh Cavalry."
After providing for transportation the
order directs that the horses of this troop
be sent to Huntsville, Ala., to be replaced
in the Department of Colorado by the
hordes which will be left there by the
The Second Cavalry now at.Montauk
Point, Is ordered to the Department of
Dakota, to relieve the Eighth Cavalry,
which will proceed to Huntsville, Ala.
The horses of the Second Cavalry will be
disposed of in a similar manner.
CRITICISE THE AMERICANS.
European at Manila Say They
Hatch Imaginary Plots.
London, Sept. 19. A dispatch to the
Dally Mail from Hong Konff says that
Europeans from Manila severely criti
cise the attitude of the American array
officers toward the Insurgents. They say
the officers are almost criminally ignor
ant of the native character and seemed
determined to win glory at the expense
of the Insurgents by hatching imaginary
These Europeans declare that Agulnal
do, the rebel leader. ha3 obeyed every or
der from the Americans, whether it was
accompanied by threats or not. Every
body was surprised that Consul Williams
was not sent to Paris Instead of a number
of staff officers who know little of the
The Mall's correspondent expresses the
conviction that Consul Wlldman, the
American representative at Hong- Kong,
who has lived among the Malays and who
is familiar with their colonial methods,
could arrange everything satisfactorily
with Aguinaldo. In conclusion he says
that It is suicidal folly on the part of the
United States not to have sent Mr. Wild
man to Manila long ago.
ORDERED TO MANILA.
Fifty-Five Hundred Volunteers Re
joice at the Glad Xew.
San Francisco, Sept. 19. Orders re
ceived today for the dispatch at once to
Manila of the five regiments now at
Presidio created great rejoicing among
the volunteers. In all, 5,500 officers and
men are Included In the new orders. The
men of the Seventh and Sixth California
Volunteers, who have received muster-ing-out
orders, are very sad over the
news, as they are shut out from a chance
of going to the front.
It seems surprising- that the two troops
of Fourth United States Cavalry, sta
tioned at Presidio, have not been includ
ed in the assignment. They are among
the few regular troops remaining- here,
and are distinguished for their excellent
discipline and the energy of their offi
cers. Six troops of the regiment are al
ready at Manila, and It has long been the
hope of the remaining- troops at head
quarters that they would be sent to join
B. & O. REORGANIZATION.
Foreclosure Suit Brought in Order
to Control Stockholders.
Baltimore, Sept. 19. Suit was brought
in tho United States Circuit Court today
for the foreclosure of the consolidated
mortgage on the Baltimore and Ohicf.
held by the Mercantile Trust and Deposit
Company. The mortgage was executed
on December 13, 1SS9, and covered the en
tire line of the railroad of the Baltimore
and Ohio, all lands and tenements on the
line of the railroad, except those occu
pied In this city as general offices, all the
rolling stock, tools and Implements, the
first mortgage bonds of the Wheeling-,
Pittsburg and Baltimore and Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad Company, and rentals,
tolls and profits to be derived.
The purpose of the foreclosure proceed
ings is to put the reorganization man
agers in a position to go ahead with their
plans, whether all the stockholders con
sent or not. Of course, foreclosure will
not take place, except as a last resort, as
it would compel the surrender of the old
charter, with Its tax exception clause.
In the meanwhile, the foreclosure will
be proceeded with, so that the reorgani
zation committee will be prepared to take
either horn of the dilemma. The mort
gage was made to secure equally the pay
ment of the principal and interest on con
solidated mortgage bonds, amounting In
the aggregate to $2),600,000. The fore
closure proceedings are brought because
of the failure to pay Interest on the
bonds, which date only to the beginning
of last month. Thero was due $470,300.
The payment of this amount was sued for
Saturday by some of the shareholders,
the Johns Hopkins University and Hos
pital being among them. Their suit also
asked for a mandatory injunction to re
strain foreclosure proceedings being
brought. It is claimed, however, by the
bill for foreclosure filed today that the
mortgage bonds authorize the foreclosure
MORE YELLOW FEVER.
Xine Cases Reported In the Vicinity
of Sew Orleans.
New Orleans, Sept. 19. The Louisiana
State Board of Health today reported
three additional cases of yellow fever in
New Orleans, making four in all. All of
the patients are convalescent. There has
been no death.
The State Board also found five cases
of yellow fever in an Italian camp at
Harvey's Canal, in Jefferson parish, just
above New Orleans. '
Our 91 Doors are perfectly clear,
Nicely made and suitable for oil finish.
Filipinos Eear tlie Re-estal)-lishnient
of Spanish Rule.
HUNDREDS ESnST DAILY
In StreiiKtliciiIiipr Their Forcen Care
Is Taken to Imitate the American.
Formation The Clerical Party I
Stimulating Distrust of the UnitetJ.
London, Sept. 20. A dispatch to tha
Times from Manila says the Insurgents,
urged by constant rumors of the Inten
tion of the Americans to re-establish
Spanish rule, continue actively recruiting"
Hundreds of men in Manila, are enlist
ing dally and troops are drilling every
where. Great diligence is exhibited in
imitating the American formation and
manual, particularly as regards volley fir
ing. The intrenchments, in certain positions,
are being- strengthened. A vigilant lino
of pickets Is kept outside the suburbs.
At the same time, the attitude of the in
surgents is much more friendly than be
fore the evacuation of their positions
near the city. Several thousand rifles
and four new Maxim guns were recently
landed. The provincial leaders are paying into
the insurgent treasury a certain portion
of the funds captured from the convents,
professing to reserve the remainder for
the payment of their troops. This means
that they keep practically Independent of
the central authority, preserving the in
tegrity of their own commands. A gen
eral occupyins one rich province sent
Aguinaldo $35,000 in cash last week. ,
Agitation among the insurgents is stim
ulated by the clerical party, which will
make every effort to Influence the natives
against the American occupation. Evi
dence to this effect is absolutely trustwor
thy, although the archbishop and other
prominent ecclesiastics strenuously deny
any knowledge of such action and solemn
ly disclaim personal participation therein.
Strikes in all industries are becoming
more extensive daily. The labor question
is fast growing serious. The Americana
unwisely continue to pay nearly thra
times the usual wages, thus causing- dis
content to spread rapidly In every class '
All the manufacturers are much ham
pered. The tramways are frequently ,
stopped and railway operations are seri- .
ously crippled, and a discontinuance o,
the service is threatened. The strikers
naturally drift Into the insurgent ranks, '
and consequently labor disturbances are
not discouraged by the rebel leaders.
The news from Washington that the
Oregon and Iowa had been ordered to
Manila and that 60,800 tons of coal would
be shipped immediately, is interpreted by,
the Americans as proof of the intention
of the Government to hold Luzon-Nothing-
important is reported from the
insurgent congress. Sessions are daily
held at Malolos. The chief element of
cohesion is confessedly the fear of the
return of Spanish domination. If the In
surgents received reasonable assurance
of a permanent foreign occupation, it is
believed that the disintegration of the
revolutionary government would be
speedy and complete.
Referring to the confinement of Span
ish prisoners in tho walled city, men
tioned in these dispatches of September
17, the correspondent of the Times says
that the place is much overcrowded. It
is impossible, in tho absence of proper
appliances, to improve the present sani
tary conditions. The urgent necessity of
removing the prisoners is fully recognized
by the authorities, but there is no rem
edy in sight.
The health of the American troops and
the prisoners is seriously threatened.
I Nearly 10 per cent of the Americans are
already on the sick list.
WELL-KNOWN CITIZENS EIGHT.
Ki-fiov. Llewellyn and Dr. Prait
Arrested for a Street Affray.
Wichita, Kan.. Sept. 13. Ex-Govemor
Llewellyn and Dr. M. L. Pratt, candidate
for vice president on the national labor
ticket, engaged in a street fight here this
afternoon, and both were arrested.
The trouble grew out of slanderous
remarks Llewellyn is said to have made
against Pratt. When the ex-governor
came to town yesterday he met Pratt
on the street and said:
"There is that cur who wanted to fight
Pratt Immediately slapped him in the
face, and many blows were exchanged.
Blood flowed freely until the police came
and made them go to the station. There
is a bitter feeling between the two, and
a duel may be fought at any time.
NO NEW CASES.
Gen. Ilrooke'.s Fever Report From.
Ponce I ReaNsttrinfr.
The War Department received from
Maj. Gen. Brooke yesterday the follow
"Ponce, Sept. 19.
"Adjutant General, Washington:
"Yellow fever suspects, first reported
September 11, continue to improve. No
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