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W RED CROSS WELCOME NOW.
D ft surobon-oenbral BTEttsnrno asks
ft IT XO SUPPLY IMMUNE NURSES.
R Kf The Attitude of the Government Toward the
fl fif Society Undergoes a Change As i Iteanlt
II V li Society Will Send a Many Iromnnes
H g; M It Can Procure to Cabn to Xun Yel-
II ? Jow revor itlenU-WH Co-operate with
K bW Federal Offlclnli in Believing Mistress.
MM R The outbreak of yellow fovor nt Santiago nnd
if R it rapid spread hare Incited tho Red Cross
Ev v officials here to labor with rcnowod energy. As
Ifj m. many Immune nurses as can bo not tognthor
If' IB will be wnt to Cut)R b)r th0 eoclotT' RnJ docU,ra
lit IF and assistants ns fast as they apply. This was
I R m docldcd upon yesterday at a special mooting at
lt 2 Brondwny. Ono of tho reasons for tho
tfis meeting was tho unexpected visit of Hurgoon-
tfelKE Oenoral Htornborg. who arrived hero from
"'$ Washington on Bunday tolooknltortho wound-
W, ad on the Ollvotto.
P For some tlmo tho ltod Cross has folt Itsolf
Kt? handicapped In Its work hr tho uttltudo of tho
' Qovornmont In refusing tho soolcty's offors of
IS aid. This was especially so In the matter of
J nurses, whoso snrvlcofl havo Wn declined sov-
sjrattlinos by Hurgeon-Oonornl Stern berg. Tho
J frlotlon was thought to hnvo been duo to tho
SjT & belief of tho Surgeon-Genurnl that tho lied
K ' Cross was coins outsldo Its propor Beopo, nnd
t as a result, although tho Relief Committee horo
W & was organised nlmost n-ssoon as tho vvarliegnn.
B It was ablo to do scarcely anything until a fow
jff weeks ago.
to Jn In order to reach somo dcflnlto undcrstand-
,' S lng In tho matter It was decided nt the last
f V moetlng of the ExociuivoCommltteo thnt somo
i 1 of tho mombors should go to Washington nnd
afc ,' ascertain tho vlows of tho military authorities
In regard to tho relief work which the society
jf1 had been organlred to do. This step was ron-
JS Je dcred unnecessary, howevor. by Burgeon-Gon-
j nl Stornborg's visit, and an entirely sntlsfac-
J tory nrrangemont has now been renched.
) $ ToeffootthlsaconferoncowaaholdwIthQen.
$ ' Sternberg on Bunday afternoon at tho rosl-
& - denoo of Mrs. Whltolaw Held. 451 Madison avc-
(' i' nne. Thoro were presont Mrs. Reld and Mrs.
i 4 Wlnthrop Cowdln. representing tho Nurses'
,( ' Maintenance Auxiliary, and DouRlas Robinson,
, j representing tho Exocutlvo Committoo of tho
r- .' Red Cross Relief Committee Tho conference,
Ui- ' although ot a somewhat informal charaotor. was
K, u a protracted ono, nurses and supplies bolng
' If tr tn0 Principal subjects under discussion. Gen.
'fr It Bternberg.'ln explaining tho Oovommont's nt-
jfc 6 tltudo to the Red Cross, snld that it was not tho
J? s rule of the Governmont to oak for supplies;
K I that It had startod out to do the best It could
Br & for tits soldiers and that he believed that In
5?' ft somo respects the Qovornmont was fully ablo
& to cope with tho situation ulono.
W' n " Tho Government." said tho Burgeon-Gen-
ft' e oral, "cannot and will not take tho Initiative in
, & deliberately asking its citizens to holpltpro-
W vldo for its men. but when assistance Ib offered
it In many cases wo are glad to acoept it We
ft r have undertaken to clothe nnd feed the soldlors
;; & ourselves. Tho clothes we give them and tho
if - food we givo them from a military standpoint
I f, are good. We do not guorantos to provldo our
M V men with whnt might be called luxuries, such
K W as underclothing and delloaolra. In treating
fc j tlie wounded discomforts hava to be met with
It and bonis, but whenever tho Red Cross So
fc ! oloty seos whero It can provide anything
H i S that tho Govornmcnt does not provldo there is
S i; no reason why tho Government should not ao
t fc oept its services. This is true in regard to all
s ' ' sorts of dolicacles and supplies for the wound
s' I ed and in a way with nurses. In regard to the
f; g. latter wo hove folt that women nurses could be
fc . of no sorvlco in any camp where there was no
W I regular hospital provided and whero suitable
E- r accommodations could not be found for them.
t' ,' and, thoroforo. until now wo have refused otfors
S I i of their servlcos for tho different field oamps.
W J "In the matter of sending nurses to Cuba
L ! the Govornmcnt has felt thnt in case of an out
I, -p break of yellow fever sui-' as thore Is at pres
W 1 ent,tha services of wou.imi nurses who were
w " not immunes would 1h- absolutely valueless
K : and mean so manymoie to be cared for. As
W j. there was a strong probability of tho yellow
K " fever breaking out wo have discouraged the
W sending of nurses to Santiago, although It
WS would seem rs though they were needed. The
II ) Government will accept gladly the services of
1 v all immune nurses, and if tho society eudeav
M t ors to provldo these it will be fulfilling a mls
K ; aion for which wo will all he most thankful."
Sp ! Oen. Sternberg, in addition to accepting all
jEi -r the Immune iiurses that can be secured, nc-
) oepted nfewnurHPs for sen Ices in hospitals
K- '? here. Ten will bu sent to the Loiter Hospital
K.' j at Chlckamnuga, ten to Fort Monroe, and
W, j- two to Fort Wadsworth. He also gave per-
' 1 mission to tho society to ship a lot of delicacies
' K on the Resolute, which is to sail to-day.
E "The result of tho couferonco Is gratifying
: K In the extreme." said a member of the Relief
t W Committoo yesterday, "as It tends to show us
ft just how wo stand in regard to tho Govern-
E ment, a point about which there has boeu much
E doubt up to tho present."
I1, K That Gen. Sternberg has changod his views
, In regard to tho Rod Cross work is very evident
" ' j whon it is recalled that only last Thursday a
J , despatch was received hero from Assistant Sec-
l retury of War Melkiojohn. stating that Gen.
4 Bternborg had advised him that thoro was no
! ; need for tho sen ices of more nurse Incon
eequencoof Gen. Btornlerg's request forlm-
'- " munu nurses a special moetlng was held yes-
i terday morning nt 2tl Rroudn ay. W. T. Wnrd-
'i It 'well presided, and thero wero prosont Dr. nnd
I Mrs. Hhrady, Dr. Carpenter. Howard Townsend,
! f Miss Draper. Mrs. Whitolaw Hold, .Mrs. Win-
i ! throp Cowdln nnd Miss Laura D. GUI.
fu h Mrs. Hold reported on tho conference with
!i I Gen. Hternherg and his request for as many
I g lmmuno tuirsos us could m secured to go on
; the transport ResolutH to-dny. It was resolved
I Be therefore to send out a cull through tho press
f I ftl for all persons consldorlng themsehes lmmuno
I W nnd desiring to go to Hnntlngo to present
W thomsehesat tho Red Cross Hospital nt 2'M
. i W West UHJth stroot to-day between 10 A. M. and
R 1 P. M. All are requested to bo prepared to
jr t J atart linmedlntoly for Hnntlngo.
t 1 It wns also decided to send Dr. Carponter,
n," t ono of the attenillug surgeons at tho Red Cross
wh I l Hospital, to Now Orleans und Memphis to col-
K'1 , lect Immunes. In each of those cities bureaus
5 1 . will bo established. It lolng thought that Im
ft I f munes can to moro rendlly secured In places
B I i' whore tho fovor has prevailed. Eight Red Cross
ft 1 lmmuno nurses aro on their way ulready from
t; New Orleans und expect to reach horo In tlmo
w K to go on the Resoluto to-day,
K ft- ThoflupplyCommlttno wns instructed to buy
jS W' delicacies for shipment on the Resolute.
E K; ' lemons, jelllos. canned soups will bo pur-
6 ohosed, and f00 qumtsot Ice cream. An or
S' K dcr for 1,000 chickens was given by tho com
Mr E mlttee, hut this had to bo countermanded bo
S g cause tho u-ssel has no refrigerating plnnt.
B ft Tho work of relieving tlio wounded about
' K Kow York was also lgun csturday inoonse-
IS ft quencoof anonler of tho Aurgvon-Gonentl dl-
E . P rcctlug surgeons to roeulxo delicacies not sup-
IH idled by tho Government, but which may bo
K Big useful in tho present emergency. Cases
W i w ot l,J)amus' "Ivlit shirts, slippers, nnd ult
a. j 'j aortsof needed articles wero sent to tho marlno
jj i , hospital on Stuten Islnnd and to the Long
Island nnd St. l'etors's hospitals In Drooklyn,
C ( . aud more will lie sent to-niorww,
The Kxecutin Committee ot tho Metealt
S ? Bliss cot equipment auxiliary reported yostor
Er ' day that, ovor JUMXMJ bail been received.
IT Which will I'liablu tlio auxiliary to suiiply the
m? 1 1.000 cots it hud protnlHed 11 vo hunilred cots
E- , havealrnudy ten sent nut, . '100 of them going
Ef ' to Santiago nnd '-IK) for ue in hospitals liore,
Wtt i Two hundred more cots hnvo been purchased.
IAi f The amount of contributions thus far received
V i fromBUminor branches Is over JIMHKJ, and tho
X ' Individual subbcriptiims since July 1 umount to
IF SC Delayed by n Chlnrie Crrw.
BtiTTUS. Wash,, July 18 Tho steamship
I ; Arlsona, purchased by tho Government for a
I Manila transport. Is In port horu awaiting In-
Vm atruQtlons from WaHhinKtou ns to the dlsposi-
iff tlon of her pioMuit crew of 11!Q Chinamen
I Capt, Mllnnr, who is under orders to proceed to
"v San Frnncisco with all possible despatch, does
' X not fool hlmsolf at liberty to tnko the responsl-
1 V ulllty of discharging tho Chinese crew and con-
Biuao time iu pkxiug up au American crow.
I vY
MM, i i l
TCAPPT WOVKBED nDItBADOVTS.
Many Contributions to Their Comfort and
Joy nt the Ifoipltali.
Tho wounded soldiers who wero transferred
to tho Iiong Island Collego Hospital nnd 8t
Totcr's Hospital, In Brooklyn, on Sunday from
tho transport Ollvelto. wero somowhat Ira
proved physic-ally yestonlay. Many oxprossed
IhomselTOs much pleased with their surround
ings nad tho attontlon that was being bestowed
upon them. All thoso who wero ablo to sit up
were treated to a bath yesterday and thon wore
shaved and hd their hair trimmed. Tho men
presented a much better Bppcarnnco than thoy
did whon they arrived at tho hospitals on
Bunday.
During tho day there wero many visitors at
tho twit hospitals, nnd none wns moro wolcomo
than Jndgo Thomas of Indiana, tho father ot
Cnpt, John R.Thomas of tho rough riders, who
Is now a patient at tho Aster House, this city.
Jutlgo Thomas was delighted at seeing his son
again. Ho had at first heard that his son was
ono of thoso who had boon killed. Judge Thomns
passed among tho cots In tho two hospitals nnd
spoko In a fatherly inonnor to tho wounded sol
diers, no ohoerod them up nnd Inter in tho day,
when tho mon wore Informed that cigars, clgn
rettes. tobacco, and pipes had boon sent In by a
friend, the boys all guossod that tho friond wns
Judgo Thomas.
Tho Blstors of Charity nt Bt, Peter's had re
ceived n quantity of clothing, and this tho
soldiers who wero ablo to bo up nnd around
soon put on In plsco of tho torn and dirty cloth
ing which thoy had worn In Cuba. A largo
number of newspapers and a lot of writing
paper, pens, inks and pencils wore sent in.
White somo of tho mon wrote loiters to their
friends, othors read tho stories of tho battles
In which thoy had received tholr wounds, and
commented upon tho reports.
Thoro aro Bevernl cases la which tho sur
goons are greatly Interested. In ono caso the
Mausor bullet entered tho left hip of tho
pntiont, then took an upward courso across tho
abdomen, nnd mado its exit between tho ribs
on tho right side.
Dr. C. P. Gildersleovo, who has been In tho
hospital over fifteen years, said that somo of
the men had boon injured slxteon days ago, and
somo a longer time, no said that tho first aid
rendered to tho mon on tho Hold had beon
skilful, and he attributed tho exoellent condi
tion of the men to tho workot tho surgeons of
tho United States Army. Aftor supper last
night tho men mado the room blue with tobacco
smoke, and all appeared to be happy.
All but twenty ot tho wounded In tho Marino
Hospital at Btaploton. S. I., were walking about
the building and grounds yestordny. A few of
thoso who are convalescent nnd havo complete
outfits of clothing strolled out on tho streets,
nnd evorywhero wore surrounded by curious
crowds of admirers and wero compelled to tell
tholr stories over nnd over again. In tho after
noon the hospital grounds wero filled with vis
itors, among whom wero friends and rclutlves
ot the soldiers.
Dr. Stonor and his staff have been working
hard since the soldiers reached tho hospital on
Saturday night, and havo asked for additional
nurses. Dr. Btoner said that all tho pationts
were doing well. No amputations had taken
place, and the doctor thought none would bo
necossary. Some might bo loft with stiff joints.
Dr. Btoner said that ho had not imposed any re
strictions on tho patients, and had opened tho
grounds to all visitors. Thesa privileges will
bo curtailed in a day or two.
The soldiers are warm In their expression
of satisfaction with tho manner in which they
have boen treated at the hospital. Somo of tho
regulars eoy that thoy ore unable to sleep on
the hospital oots, and have made their beds on
blankets on the floor.
Some of tho boarders at the Hotel Castleton,
Now Brighton, Btaten Island, visited tho Ma
rino Hospital. Tho fact that most of tho men
needed many things to make them comfort ablo
Impressed itself on some ot the women in tho
rarty. When they got back to tho hotel Mrs.
Charles 0. Bprague, Mrs. Edward Rice, and A.
R. Elliott, all of Manhattan borough, and
Georgs Avery, proprietor of the hotel, went
about among the boarders for contributions to
a fund to buy clothing and supplies for tho
wounded. In two hours a little over $200 had
been raised.
Yesterday Mr. Elliott, on behalf of tho sub
scribers, sent the following articles to Dr.
Btoner, chief surgeon of the hospital, to be dis
tributed among the men: 200 cheviot outing
shirts, 200 handkerchiefs, 100 pairs of socks,
7fi pairs of shoes, 100 halt-pound packages of
tobacco, 100 corncob pipes, nnd 100 novels. In
the note to Dr. Btoner accompanying the arti
cles Mr. Elliott said:
" Will you kindly extend to these brave boys
the assurance of tho hearty appreciation on
the part of the subscribers to this donationl of
their services to their country which have
brought so much honor to American arms."
EMBARKED FOIt THE PITILIPPIXES.
Thirteen Hundred Volunteers Expected to
Hall from Snn FrnncUco To-Day.
Ban FnANcisco, July 18. Thlrteon hundred
volunteors. Including the First Regiment of
Montana and recruits for tho First California
Regiment, went on board the steamer Penn
sylvania to-day. and will probably sail to-morrow
morning for tho Philippines. Great crowds
throngod the streets to see the men march to tho
ship, and at the wharf were many relatives of
the California recruits. Thero wero many tear
ful good-bys.
Tho transport City of Rio do Janeiro is being
loaded, nnd is expected to sail for Manila next
Friday. It will carry Brlg.-Gon. II. G. Otis,
Major Ruhlln, Major Deroi, Cnpt. Blaine, two
surgeons, the staff nnd two bnttallons of tlio
First South Dakota Volunteers numbering
thlrty-flvo officers nnd 080 enlisted men; re
cruits of tho First and Second battalions of the
Eighteenth United States Infantry, Including
ono officer and sixty-five enlisted men ; recruits
of tho Utah Light Artillery, including ono offi
cer and luHenllsted men. and a detachment of
tho signal corps numbering three officers and
forty enlisted men. This mokes a total of lltty
four officors and 883 enlisted men.
On Wednesday next the transports Scandia
nnd St. Puul will sail. Urfg.-Oen. Otis Is mak
ing great efforts to hnve tho Soventh California
Regiment goon tho Scandia. Tho regiment is
finely drilled and equipped nnd tho men aro
disapiolnted because, thoy havo not already
been sent to Manila.
Hovornl promotions wore announced to-day
in Col. Barber's regiment, tho First New York.
Lieut. Arthur W, llckard was made Captain :
Quartermaster-Sergeant Jnmos V. Goodalo was
mndo Second Lieutenant, and Second Lieuten
ant r. Thomas Wood was made First Lieuten
ant. The regiment is encamped at the Presidio,
Camp Mcrrltt being too bad for It.
MIAMI'S SICK SOLD I Kit H.
Moro Than 000 Men from Six llrglmentl
Aro In the Hoipltnl,
Miami. Fla., July 18. A brlgndo review by
Gen. Wheaton of tho regiments from tho three
States reprosontod In the military hore. In
which tho massed troops gave a credltnblo ex
hibition, was tha only military matter of mo
ment to-day, but ronowod Intorest has been
created in tho Important question of tlio health
of tho troops. An alarming increase has como
In tho number ot patients under treatment at
tho division hospital, Ambulances havo beon
travelling nil day, each regiment contributing
an increased proportion of patients to tho al
ready overcrowded hospital. The number of
sick In tho hospital and under treatment In
their quarters is over 000.
This Is giving the surgeons serious connorn.
There was ono death to-day In the infectious
waid of the hospital. Uuglor Mugniorof Com
pany K. Second Louisiana, who had beon 111
for over a week with typhoid fover, passoj
away. Ho was a member of ono ot tho oldest
families In Now Orleans, and his father has
telegraphed to clvo his son a soldior's funeral,
Dr. George E. Sheldon of Mobile has chargo ot
the Infectious ward ot the division hospital.
To-night two accident patients wero romovod
to tho tentod hospital from tho rifio range In
course ot construction some miles south ot tho
city Thcv were Privates Duggin and Dan
nlsterof the First Texas Regimont and wero
suffering from severe Injuries to their right
eyes through the premature explosion of a
blasting charge while thoy were drilling a
plaeoforlt. Prlvato Paskcll. Company C. First
Alabama, attempted suicide this morning by
swallowing half an ounce ot laudanum, Ho
will recover, but la pronounced deranged.
SAOTIAGOUNDER OUR RULE.
i i
inn rnEsiDEsrs mitEVTioirs xo tjtb
MILITARY UCCVrAXT.
Tho reople, so tons ns They rerform Their
Duty, Are to He Protected In Thelrllomeii
Their Property and Their Personnl and
Religious ItlghU-Munlclpnl Lnw, ns Far
ni Compatible with the tityt Order ot
Tlilngi, to Continue Until Suspended.
Washington. July 18. This letter from tho
rrosldont to tho Secretary of War. with tho
letter of transmittal from tho Adjutant-Oenernl
of the Army to Gon. Bhattor. was given out at
the War Department to-night:
"AlUUTA!T-aBNinAt,'B OWCI, I
" Washinoton. July 18. 1808. I
" To Oen. SliafUr, Santtaa, Cuba:
" Tho following Is sent you for your Informa
tion and guidance. It will bo published in such
manner, In both English and Spanish, as will
givo It tho wldost circulation In tho territory
undor your control :
"ExicnTrns MANBtoN. I
"Washinoton. July 18. 1808. 1
"'TotS Sicrelarv of War.
" "Sin: Tho capitulation of tho Spanish forces
In Santiago do Cuba nnd in tho eastern part of
tho provlnco of Santiago and tho occupation of
tho torritory by tho forces of tho United States,
render It necossary to Instruct tho military
commander of tho'Unltod States as to tho con
duct which ho is to obsorvo during tho military
occupation.
'"Tho first offoct of tho military occupation
of tho onomy's territory is tho sovoranco of tho
former polltlcnl relations of tho Inhabitants
and tho establishment of a now political power.
Under this changed condition of things tho In
habitants, so long ns thoy perform their duty,
are entitled to security In tholr persons nnd
property nnd In all tholr private rights and
relations. It is my desire that the Inhabitants
of Cuba should bo acquainted with the purpose
of tho United States to dlschargo to tho fullest
extent Its obligations in this regard.
" It will thoroforo bo tho duty of tho com
mander of the army of occupation to announco
and proclaim In the most publla manner that
wo como not to raako war upon tho Inhabitants
of Cuba, nor upon any party or faction among
them, but to protect them In their homes. In
tholr employments, nnd In their personal and
religious rights. All porsons who. olthor by na
tive aid or by honest submission, cooperate
with tho United States in its efforts to givo ef
fect to this beneficent purpose will recolve tho
reward of its support and protection. Our occu
pation should be as f reo from soverity as possi
ble Though tho povv ors of tho military occupant
nro absolute and supremo and immediately
oporato upon tho political conditions of tho In
habitants, the municipal laws of the conquered
territory, such as affect private rights ot
porson and property, and provldo for tho
punishment of .crime, nre considorod ns con
tinuing In force, so far as they are compatible
with tho now order of things, until thoy are
suspended or superseded by the occupying bel
ligerent, and In practice thoy nro not usually
abrogated, but nro allowed to remain In force,
and to be administered by the ordinary tri
bunals, substantially as thoy wero before the
occupation.
" ' This enlightcnod practleo Is. so far as pos
sible to bo ndhered to in the present occupa
tion. Tho Judges nnd the other officials con
nected with tho administration of justice may.
if thoy accept the supremacy of the United
States, continue to administer tho ordinary law
of the land, as between man nnd man. under
the supervision of tho American Commander-in-Chief.
Tho native constabulary will, so far
as may lie practicable, bo preserved. The free
dom of tho peoplo to pursue their accustomed
occupations will bo abridged only when It may
be necessary to do so.
" Whllo tho rule of conduct of tho American
Oommander-ln-ChlefwIU bo such as has just
been defined, It w 111 bo his duty to adopt meas
ures of a different kind, If. unfortunately, tho
course of tho peoplo should render such meas
ures indisponsnhle to tha maintenance of law
and order. He will then possess the power to
replace or expel the nntlvo officials In part or
altogether, to substitute new courts of his own
constitution for thoso that now exist, or to cre
ate such now or supplementary tribunals as
may bo necessary. In the exercise of these
high powers theeommnnder must bo guided by
his judgment and his experience nnd a high
senso of justice.
'"Ono of tho most important nnd most
practical problems with which it will be neces
sary to deal Is that of the treatment of property
nnd the collection nnd administration of tho
revenues. It is conceded that all public funds
and securities belonging to tho Government of
the country in Its own right, nnd nil arms and
supplies and other movnblo property of such
Government, may bo seized by the military
oeeupnnt and converted to his own use. The
real property of tho Stato lis may hold and
administer, at tho same tlmo enjoying tho
revenues thereof, but he is not to destroy
it savo In the case of military necessity.
All public, means of transportation, such as
telegraph lines, cablos, railways, and hosts be
longing to tho Stato may be appropriated to
his use, but unless In case of military necessity
they nre not to bo destroyed. All churches and
buildings devoted to religious worship and to
the arts nnd sciences, all schoolhouses, nre. so
fur as possible, to bo protected; nnd all de
struction or intentional dofacoment of such
places, of historical monuments or nrchlves,
or of works of sclonco or nrt, is prohibited, save
whon required by urgent military necessity.
"'Private property, whothor belonging to In
dividuals or corporations. Is to lie respected,
and can be confiscated only as hereafter Indi
cated. Means of transportation, such as tele
graph lines and cables, railways and boats,
may, although they belong to private individ
uals or corporations, bo seized by tho military
occupant, but, unless destroyed under military
necessity, are not to bo retulnod.
"'While it Is held to bo tho right of tho
conqueror to levy contributions upon tho
enemy In their senports, towns, or provinces
which may bo In his military possession by
conquest, nnd to upply tho proeoods to dofray
tho expenses of tho war, this right is to bo ex
ercised within such limitations that It may not
savor of confiscation. As tho result of military
occupation, the taxes and duties pa) ablo by
the Inhabitants to tho former Government be
come payable to the mllltury occupant, unless
ho nees fit to substitute fjj- them other rates or
modes ot contribution to the expenses of the
Government. The moneys no collected aro to
bo used for tho purpose of paying tho oxponsrja
of government under tho military occupation,
such as the salaries of the Judges and tho
iiollce, and for tho payment of thcexpensesof
thuuriny
"'Prlvato properly taken for the use of tho
army is to bo paid for when possible In cash at
a fair valuation, anil when payment In cosh is
not posniblu receipts nre to bu given.
"'All i)rt and places In Cuba which may bo
in tho iietunl possession of our laud nnd naval
forces will be opened to the commerce of all
neutral iiutlmiH. as well as our own, In articles
not contraband of war, upon payment of tho
prescribed rates of duty vv hich muy bo In force
ut tho tlmo of tho imiortatlon,
i ..i ,"' William McKisiht.1
By ordor of the Secretary of War.
" H. 0. Coiibin, Adjutant-General."
Only tho I'sual Camp Mar.
The report published in the Herald yestordny
of starvation and insubordination in Camp
Black nt Hempstead Is false. This is n positive
statement made by Lieut. Wicgol, U. 8. A., who,
slnco tho withdrawal of Gon. Pennington, has
been In command of tho camp, Tho storios
told of wholesalu desertions nnd mutiny are
pronounced ridiculous. The recruits get full
regular uriny rations Tho men of tho Seventy
first hud tbii. bill of faro ou Sunday:
, Breakfast; Coffee, beet stew, boiled potatoes,
hardtack.
Dinner: Vegetable nnd beef stow, boiled po
tatoes, fresh bread.
Supper: itpast beef hash, baked potatoes
coffee, freeh bruud.
OVJl BVrBItB JttATTLESIIXP.
Tho Oregon Plumes Herself for tha Trip to
the Snanlih Const.
GtUMTAMAMo Bay. July 10, Thomagnlflcont
Oregon lies In this harbor to-day, n wook after
her oxcollont work In the destruction of Cor
vora's floet, getting In roadlnoHS to go with
Commodore Watson's flying squadron to the
Spanish coast To say shoisgottina la readi
ness may bo likely to give a slightly wrong
Impression, fortho Oregon has shown herself to
be ready at any tlmo for whatever sho Is called
upon to do. Even now sho has mostot hercoal
aboard and there are no repairs required, but
sho Is being examined as to her machinery and
touched up with red lead and paint on the out
side In spots which havo made hor look somo
what battered after her long season ot aotlve
duty. Hor oyllndors havo not beon oponod
since sho began her long voyage, and it Is de
sired to look Into them and soo what tho con
dition of tho pistons Is before she starts on an
other trip, oven of a fow thousand mllos for
tho Oregon's men havo come to regard a jour
ney across tho Atlantic as only a short trip.
Ono reason that the Oregon has been always
ready for whatever turned up nnd ablo to do so
much without any overhauling or repairs Is
that no salt water has boon used in her boilors.
Another reason Is tho oommon spirit animating
officors and mon, a spirit that makes every ono
willing to do any ono's work so long as tho ship
has anything to do. The Chlof Englneor has
not permitted any salt water to bo used in tho
boilors. Ho Is willing to go thirsty and do with
out fresh water generally. If necessary, but In
sists that tho boilors shall havo fresh water.
The only salt water that has ontored thom got
in by reason of a leak In tho bllgo pumps ono
day. It was only a llttlo, amounting to a frac
tion of 1 per cent., practically nil as far as leav
ing salt In the boilors Is conoorned. Conse
quently tho Oregon's boilers can do to-day at
any minute all that thoy could do when now.
This Is how It has como about that tho Oregon
Is jokingly called In tho fleet a crulsor, owing
to tho alacrity with which, when sho first came
horo, sho started off aftor possible prlres. oven
chasing newspaper despatch boats, as sho was
not familiar with their nppoaranco, and to the
speed at which she put after tho Spaniards, es
pecially tho Colon, on last Sunday.
One of tho things the Colon's Captain found
hard to boar, hard evon among tho hardships
ot that fatal day, so hard that ho felt impollod
to speak of It after his surrondor, was tho fact
that the Oregon not only chased him but ohnsod
him successfully; chosod him until with hor
groat 13-lnoh guns sho was ablo to solid two
such shots alongside him as convinced him of
tho futility of further running and Induced hlra
to fire that pathetically eloquent gun to leer
ward, tho accompaniment to tho lowering of
the Colon's flag tho last shot of tho great na
val battle Ho had bellovod hlmsolf to bo on a
fast crulsor. To have tho crulsor Brooklyn af
ter him gave him tho fooling only of racing In
his class.
"But to be chased by abattloshipl" ho said to
his captors. It was too much, enough to break
htm all up had he not beon all broken up al
ready. Twolncidonts of thnt chase after tho Colon
show tho spirit that has mado tho Oregon's
feats possible After tho Vlzcaya had been dis
posed of. flttoon mllos from Morro. It was a
long run of twenty-five or thirty miles after
tho Colon bofore tho Oregon got within firing
distance of hor. Tho big battleship was under
forced draught and was bolng pushod to the ut
most. Firemen wero fainting down bolow, and
tho engineer camo up to Capt. Clark and said:
" Can't you fire just ono gun?"
" What's up ?" tho Captain asked.
" The firemen are lying down, exhausted. If
they hear a gun and think we're In action
again they'll all bo up In an Instant."
All they needed was that Incitement that
their ship was In action, and all wero working
to the full again. It happened that just as the
engineer camo up to tho Captain the Oregon
had got to a position where Capt. Clark thought
he could reach the Spaniard with effect, and the
big gun was fired whloli marked the beginning
of the end of the Colon and the Spanish fleet.
The other Incident camo to notice after all
was over. The second englnoor and two assist
ant engineers came up to the deck as begrlmod
as stokers. They hod worked shovelling coal
and slashing the fires themselvos. the second
engineer turning to with a will, though In
charge at tho tlmo.
The Oregon fired a patriotlo number of shots
In last Sunday's battle Thoro were just 1,770
of them, and her 6-inch guns are not rapid
firing guns, cither.
FLOATING DRY DOCKS.
The Navy to Purchase Two Capable of Hold
ing the Lnrgest Unprotected Cruisers,
Washinoton, July 18. Civil Engineer Endl
cott. Chief the Yards and Docks Bureau, has
been directed by the Secretary of tho Navy to
begin negotiations for the purchase of two
large floating dry docks, capable of handling
tho largest unprotected cruisers of tha navy
and tho small gunboat class of vessels, Thore
are a number of such docks which have been
offered for sale, but only two, so far. havo been
found that meet the requirements of tho ser
vice, and If thoy can bo secured for reason
able terms, purchases will be made, and
tho basins shipped south to Tampa and
Key West, where somo of tho ships now with
the blockading fleet may uso them for much
needed attention to their bottoms. Tho float
ing dock has never beon used in the navy,
although ono was built years ago at the cost of
$500,000, and now lies nt Key West useloss
and gradually going to pieces. Tho necessity
of small docks on tho Gulf has been recog
nized by the navy for yonrs. buttho difficulty In
securing deslrablo sites has provonted a slnglo
ono bolng located there. Tho now docks will
hav o, ono a capacity of 3,500 tons, whloh will on
nbloittotnko In ships as largo as the Raleigh
and Cincinnati class, and the other will accom
modate not over 2,000-ton ships. Thoy nro of
stool, new and well built, and aro to bo sent
South as soon as tho purchase prlco is agreed
upon. One of tho finest floating docks In the
world will fall Into the hands of this Govern
ment when ITavana is captured. This dock was
built last year, and reached Havana late In tha
winter just bofore tho Maine affair. It Is so
largo that tho heaviest cruisers may be takon
In with caso.
REMOrrxO RIVER MINES.
Engineers Taking Up the Torpedoes In tlio
Potomao llelow Washington,
Washinoton, July 18. Tho submarine mines
in the Washington channel of tho Potomao
wore being romovod to-day, and in a fow days
tho river from Fort Washington, sixteen miles
bolow Washington, to tho entrance of Chesa
peake Bay, will be fieo from them and naviga
tion unimpeded. At 7 o'clock this morning a
nameless Government snaghoat with sldo
wheels and unwieldy hulk steamed out from
Fort Washington, accompanied by half a dozen
rovvbouts, nnd tho work of taking up tho mines
was begun,
Tho cablos which connected the queer-looking,
oval-shaped pots filled with deadly gun
cotton with an underground apartment back
of tho forts. In which is the keyboard contain
ing tho buttons, were out yestonlay. To-dny
tho mines wore located by tho chart furnished
by Col, Alien ot tho onglnoor office horo, and
the work ot fishing them out ot tho water und
transporting them to tho now brick dynamlto
house on the river's edge at Fort Washington
was begun. It was dangorous work, and the
engineers employed went about it as gingerly
as a wharf boy takes a hook from the gills of a
catfish. As the mines wore taken up thoy wore
pllod carefully on tho forward deck of the snog
boat, covered with several thlcknesaos of can
vas, and kept wot, to prevent tho hoat ot the
sun from affecting them.
As much secrecy as possible wns thrown
about tho work. No one was allowed to accom
pany tho boats, and only distant views could be
obtained of the mines and tho operation of
hauling thom up. About twelve were removed
to-day, and to-morrow tho contact mines
which lino the channel off iort Shorldun,
on tho Virginia sldo of tho river, a little south
of Fort Washington, will be removed, This
will be more dangerous and delicate work,
and the soldiers at the fort are looking for
i ward to soma InteresUutt explosion.
SENECA ORDERED AWAY.
, I. . i
TJtASSrORT WITH VTOVSnED KOT At
tOWF.D TO LAND AT FT. MONROE.
Nary Department Orders Her to Sail for New
York It Is Suspected That She Has Yel
low Fever on llonrd Mllltnry Attaches
Ara on tho Vessel-Supplies Tnken On.
NonroLK, Vn., July 18. Tho Government
transport Bonoca. Cnpt, J. F. Deckor. nrrlvod nt
Old Tolnt this afternoon about 2 o'clock
nnd anchored nt tho Quarantine station,
about COO yards off the plor. Sho was
Immediately bonrdod by Dr. W. G. Pettus, tho
Quarantine officer, who refused to allow
the ship to land. Ho gavo the com
manding officer tho option of going
to eoa again or tho Isolated quaran
tine station of Fisherman's Island out In Ches
apeake Bay, Tolcgmms wore sent to Washing
ton and tho ship wns ordered to proceed to
Now York ns soon as needed supplies were
secured.
ThoreDorters who went out nnd lay alongside
of thoSenecn upon hor arrival wero told by Cnpt.
Decker that there was no fresh water aboard
and this had to bo scoured before tho
ship could sail. Thoro nro aboard hor
many sick and wounded, ot whom a
full list follows. This list wns mado out by
the ship's writer fiom his tvooks as sho
lay In quarantine, and may bo depended upon
as being absolutely correct. It was ordered
mado by Capt. Deckor, und was brought ashoro
by Mr. R. W. Ncwsome. nn eraployeo of Mr.
Klmborly. who was furnishing tho ship with
suppIIob.
Tho list was prepared In great haste, four
men apparently having been nt work upon It
simultaneously, nnd it Is possible though un
llkoly, that somo names may havo been
omitted.
Before tho ship was oxnmlned by Dr. Pettus
no ono was permitted to loavo or board tho
Bonecn.
After he Isltcd hor no ono was allowed to ap
proach hor, and ono or two boats which wont
out. It was observed, lay well to windward of
her. It la believed at Old Point thnt thoro is
yellow fover aboanl.
Exlstonco of suspicious cases on hor Is woll
known. She Is a suspicious ship, howovor,
with a bad history. This may have tosomo ex
tent influoncod Dr. Pettus when ho refused to
lot hor land.
Sho Is roitorted to hnvo once before this taken
yellow fover Into u Southern port.
Sho may not havo In this Instance brought
tho dreaded yellow jack, but that thoro aro
gravo reasons for fearing Its presence aboard
there can bo no reasonable doubt.
It Is presumed that sho has boon ordered to
tho Quarantine station nt Now York und not to
the city propor.
Thoso nre tho wounded on board:
ThARBuno. L.. Co. A, 2'Jd Inf.
Baldwin. J. A.. civilian.
Smuh. P.. Band.Uth Inf.
Jacobs, L., Co. 1. 7th Inf.
OTtosB. Lieut.. Co. II, tlthlnf.
SETDUnv, Lieut. J. It.. 8th Inf.
With am. J. B.. Co. 1). 7th Inf.
Hesry, C. II.. Co. C. Uth Inf.
Johnson. N Co. C, 4th Inf.
Larwat. N., Co. A. 7th Inf.
Fah-M. J. W , Co. U. ltd Cav.
Pkbrt. C. v.. Co. A, 1st Vol. Car.
Russ. F. 13th Inf.
BMiTn. W.. Co. C, Oth Inf.
Musz, J. IL. Co. A, 4th Inf.
Grant. F. A., Co G. Hth Inf.
Novark. I, Co II.. 8th Inf.
Hall. F.. Co. H. 1.1th Inf.
Laiiby, J. T.. Co. C. Hth Inf.
pAimrKLow, J. A , Co. C. Kith Inf.
Mullun, J., Co. U. 4th Inf.
ALLKN. A. 5L, Co E. 12th Inf.
Uruken. L.. Co. E. loth Inf.
Andrews, j., Co. B, 'M Cav.
Allen. B.. Co. E. Oth Cav.
ARTHun. 0. G.. Co. G. lotli Cav.
Bodwell, J. C. N.. Co. A. 2d Cav.
Campbell, John, Co. B. Oth Mass. Inf.
.WASHBUnN, Mohoan. Clork Quartermaster's
Department.
Anokll, J. A., Co. F. Oth Mass.
Powell, Denj.. Co. L. :d Mich.
BRIAN, J. 8 Lieut. 1st Cnv.
Bbmiss. J. A.. Co. E. 2d Mass. Inf.
Waloawood. C Co. Q. 33d Mich. Inf.
William. Fritz, elder musiclnn. 21st Inf.
Brian, Burt. Co. A. 33d Mich. Inf.
BiTTiES. Paul. Co. If. Oth Mass. Inf.
Ralph. Wilson. Co. K. Oth Mass. Inf.
Ems. John, Co. K, Oth Mass. Inf.
Mioht. A. Paoe, Co. F. Oth Mass. Inf.
Nuaii. Frank, Co. F. Oth Mass. Inf.
MACCUNE, Co. G.Oth Mass. Inf.
Under. Henkv W.. Co. I). 2d Inf.
SrARKS, Vv illiam, Co. G. 2d Inf.
Tunnis. H.. Co. 1), 33d Michigan Inf.
(JQJWBln.jJ. C. Co. C. 3d Cav.
' HXiftrrV, B Co. 1, 34th Michigan Inf.
Mare, Alton M.. Co. If. 71st New York Inf.
. Bryhbk. F. T.. Captain and A. N. M., U. 8.
Vols.
Palet. William, Edison Phonograph Co.
Hanahan, F... Co. II. 10th Inf.
ilPALDiNO, TV Co. 11.17th Inf.
'ope. F Co. E. 33d Michigan Inf.
Iussell. Jajies. Co. C. HcTCav.
JBOADWINK. J. S, Co. A. 2d Inf.
iMITn.G.. Co. A. 7th Inf.
ifcGREOOK. H P.. Co. F. 1st Vol. Cav.
Vfioart. H. F.. Co. A. Oth Cav.
Reiser. H. A . Co. G. 2d Inf.
Stevesb. J. B . Co II, 7th Inf.
MclNTinE.W.J.,Co.F.7th Inf.
Hall. J. M Co. II, Oth Inf.
CojiLUs. A. M.. Mujor. 7th Inf.
Eubert. H. C., Llout.-Col , Oth Inf.
LNdLisn. W. E . Captain Gen. Wheeler's staff.
van Horn, J. J.. Col . 8th Inf.
MABTIN. E..H.. Lieut , 21st Inf.
Bouthmay. J. J.. Major, 2d Mnss.
Moore. A. M.. Co. K. 71st New York.
Hall. T W First Lieut . 1st Vol. Cav.
JoTf'K. W. J.. Cojit.. Co. H. 71et Now York.
VV'nioilT. Wm., Ciipt.. A. A. O. Vols.
Collins. Edoar F . Second Lieut.. 8th Inf.
A passenger on board Is Capt. Abildoaorid,
military attach Norwegian legation, Wash
ington, residence Chrlstlanla, Norway.
There aro also on tho Senaca other military
attaches of various foreign Governments, who
went to Cuba to observe tho fighting and re
port their observations to their respective Gov
ernments. Tho names of theso men who appear to havo
chosen nn unfortunnto ship In which to mnko
tho voyage home follow: Reubor Pnschowltz
of tho Imperial German Navy, Col. Yermoloff,
representing the Russian Government, nnd
Evar Pashn, representative of tho Turkish
Govornmcnt,
Tho military attache of tho British Govern
ment was also said by Dr. Pettus to bo on tho
Bonecn, but his namn could not be secured.
Many efforts wero mado to ascertain whether
Mr. Nicholas Fish of Now York was with the
body of his son. the lato Hamilton Fish, wns
aboard, but without avail.
Bliortly uftertho ship arrived rigid measures
wore taken to prevent nny communication bo
tweon ship and shore.
Many letters und telegrnms for thoso aboanl
tho Seneca arc undelivered to-night as no one
is allowed to tako them out to tho ship.
It is not believed that Mr. Fish Is aboanl, and
thntsomo other htenmer was chosen by him
upon which to omb.irk. It Is possible, how
ovor, that his name mny havo been omitted
whon tho llbl was prepared.
No inontlon, however, of the presnnco of Mr.
rish aboanl was mado In tho hearing of tho
reporter, who was out near tho ship and talked
long to Cnpt. Decker, or by Dr. Pettus, who
was aboanl. Tho Soiincn loft SIbonoy on
Thursday last and mado a quick run to this
port.
Tho Seneca is ono of tho smaller Ward lino
stomnships that vn chartered by tho Govern
ment Junt before tho Mist voluntoor rcglraonls
wore moved South. She sailed from Now York
for Port Tampa, on May 25.
THE NEWS A LUXURY AT SANTIAGO,
Sun's Distribution of I'rce Copies a Godsend
tu the .Soldiers.
Among tho wounded men from tho Ollvotto
landed at Governor's Island was Private Wil
liam Humbert. Comimny A, Huventy-iltst Now
York Infantry, Humbert dismissed tho charge
of cowanllco mado by tho HorW ngalust tho
regiment's officers with this lomurk:
"The uhargu, of course. Is false, and I'm sur
prised that nny attention Ik puld to it by tho
people of Now York, coining from such a tourco.
At tho proiier time and through tho proper
channels tho paper which published the slan
der will bo willed to account b tho regiment "
Humbert said that the greater luxury In
Cuba was a. New iork newhjiair Ho said
that every iuw and then somo newspaiiers
& reached the Hues and the mon selling them
hnruud from 10 to 15 cents each, Thon The
UN began to distribute free copies, and this
was a godsend to the men. Ho said that all the
men in Shutter is unuy bid now swearing by
XlifiBrjH.
'-Mill I I 11 l'
FROM OEN. aOUCTB CAMF.
Gen. Erolllo Nnnei Iletnrni from nit Ite
llcf expedition.
Washinoton, July la Gen. Emlllo Nuriot,
who was placed In command ot tho first expe
dition, with Llout. Johnson of tho United
States Army, which carried rollof In tho way
ot nrma and provisions to Gon, Maximo
Gomez after tho outbreak of tho Spanish
American war. arrived in Washington to-day
alter nn eventful trip from Cuba, and
took up his rcsldonco nt the headquarters of
tho Cuban Legation horo. Gon. Nufioz has
boon very busy slnco his arrival, having beon
In constant communication with Assistant
Bccretnry of War Melkiojohn nnd with Setter
Gonzalor. do Qunsnda, the Cuban ChargiS
d'Affalros hore. Speaking of his trip to Cuba
with tho provisions for Gomez nnd meri from
Koy Wost, mostly Cubnns. to rclnforco him.
Gon. Nunez said to-day:
"Lieut. Johnson, who accompanied me. had
with him half a hundred Amorlcnn soldlors,
nnd thoro wore about 400 Cubans, sons ot tho
most distinguished rcsldontsot the Island, on
board. Theso Cubans had long boon waiting
fornn opportunity to return to tho Island of
their nativity to fight for hor freedom,
and thoy enlisted with on enthusiasm that
sot an examplo for us nil. Wo landed
without adventure, but mot with Immediate
opposition on shore from tho Spaniards, nnd It
wos only nfter hanl fighting that wo reached
Palo Alto, whore Gen. Gomez has his head
quarters. Gen. Gomez hns with him now Qen.
Carrlllo, Gon. Joso Gomez. Col. Domlnguoz and
Col. Pinas. Ho hns undor his command about
3.000 Cubans.
"Tho Bpanlsh troops In tho western part of
tho island nro In exlremo destitution. Five
Spanish deserters recently came Into Gen.
Gomoz's camp and Informed him that tho
Bpanlsh soldiers are compcllod to subsist
on a llttlo rlco nnd bacon dally, and their
position is such that thoy could not re
sist a strong attack. Tho 8ponlsh troops in
Santo Esporlto under Gon. Palanca nre 4.000
strong. InLns Tunns do Coca, thero are 3.000
mon under Gon. A. Estruoha, nnd there aro
8,000 Spaniards In Ln Trocha undor Gen. Aro
las. All aro In tho samo pitiable condition In
regard to food nnd clothing, and many of them
are dally deserting to tho Cuban sldo.
"Gon. Gomoz has said to mo, and ho has pub
lished It In a manifesto scattered broadcast
over tho Island of Cuba, and rocontly publishod
In Amorlcnn journals, that he has absolute con
fldonco in tho political Integrity of tho United
Btntcs Government. AU that foreign popors
havo said about tho annexation of Cuba
by tho United States ho has paid no atten
tion to boeauso ho bolloves In tho fldollty of
Prosldont McKinloy and the peoplo ot tho
United States. In his manifesto he said that
nfter President McKinloy had declared to tho
wholo world that Cuba should be free and that
the war was ono of humanity, annexation
would bo a crlmo of which tho people of tho
Unltod 8tntes would not bo guilty. It Is his
belief that after the United States has con
cluded tho war with Bpaln. it will do what It
has voluntarily promlsod to do.
"In tho meantime," continued Gon.Nunoz,
"Gon. Gomezcounsolsprudoncoand patience to
Cubans. Ho realizes that tho present Govern
ment cannot bo recognized until after the
Spaniards aro driven from tho country; that
thoy must conduct tho war for tho present as
If thore wero no other Interests savo thoso
of conquest at stako. Buthe believes, and every
Cuban bellcvos, that after the flag of Spain has
ceased to float over what you call tho 'Queen
of tho Antilles' thero will bo no difficulty as to tho
establishment of a free home Government, and
no disposition on tho part of the United States
to take possession of tho island, or oven to par
ticipate ln the control of It.
"The Spaniards who havo taken service with
Gen. Gomoz nro treated as frionds and allies,
and Spanish prisoners receive tho same humane
consideration which would be accorded thom
ln United States camps. All that has been told
about Spanish prisoners being mado the victims
of rope and machete is untrue. Tholr good treat
ment has won oven the respect and admiration
of Spanish officers, and just as I was leaving
Gen. Gomez received a lotter from Capt. Al
mora of the Spanish guerrillas, complimenting
him upon his humano work, and offering to
servo with him with the whole of his company,
100 strong. I havo no doubt that the offer was
accepted and the company is now enrolled
among Gon. Gomez's foreos."
Gen. Nunez spent the greater part of tho day
with Assistant Secretary of War Melkiojohn
talking over details of Cuban warfare In the
western provinces and the condition of the
Cuban Inhabitants thero. He will loavo to
morrow for the South, and expects to join Gon.
Miles in the eastern provinces of Cuba and do
voto himself exclusively to the service of tho
American army.
Gen. Nunoz has already lost a brother ln the
fight against Spain, but Is willing to furthor
consecrate the cause with blood. Ho Is so en
thuslastlo that since ho has arrived In Wash
ington he has expressed himself several times'
as desirous of accompanying the fleet of Com
modore Watson to Spain.
HURRY ORDERS TO WATSON.
His Squadron 'Will He Ready to Start for
Spain Within Ten Days.
Washinoton, July 18. By tho cmphatlo per
sonal direction of Prcsldont McKinloy tho east
ern squadron.commanded by Commodore John
C. Watson will start on Its mission to the coast
of Spain, soonor than the Navy Department
thought it would. The work of preparing the
various vessels hns boen expedited, nnd It is
believed that they will sail from Santiago
within ten days. It was said to-dny that tho
reason no definite tlmo for the departure of
the squadron had been set was attributable
to tho desire of tho Administration to see
whether there was any basis for the nows
papor reports sent out from Madrid that Brain
was ready to suo for ieaeo. Having become
thoroughly convinced that thoro is no pres
ont intention on tho part of tho Spanish Gov
ernment to mnko overtures for putting nnend
to tho war, tho Administration has determined
to go ahead with the programmo for carrying
hostilities to tho enemy's very threshold, and
as n result hurry orders to all officers con
cerned In gottlng Commodore Watson's ships
In condition for departure for Bpaln havo been
issued.
To Admiral Sampson and Commodore Wat
son have been left the selection of other vessels
wlileh will Irn added to the enstorn squadron.
Admiral Sampson has been usked to report the
condition of tho armorclads of his command
and thoso thnt nro suitable fortho long voyage
across tho ocean to the hpanlsh coast. Ono re
sult ot the order to hurry tho work of prepara
tion is the abandonment of the Intention to put
rapid-fire, rifles on some of tlio colliers of the
sqtmdron. Several of theso am now nt Norfolk,
and Instead of remaining there for another
fortnight to receive tholr butteries will sail
south when they hnvo their bunkers full.
All tho coal on the colliers nownt Norfolk
wus transferred to tho vessels of Watson's
squadron ut Santiago, nnd to somo ot Samp
son's ships, so that tlio services of the colliers
will not li needed until nftor Watson's com
mand has crossed tho Atlantic. The fighting
ships und tho colllors will meet at the rendez
vous selected,
MONEY FOR SPANISH OFFICERS.
Spain Srnds Funds to tho Prisoners at
Annapolis dipt. Kulnto's Case,
Annapolis. Md July 18. Admiral Cervera
and the Spanish prisoners havo been supplied
by their Governmont with funds to meet their
Immediate needs. Many of tho prisoners are
without necessary clot lilna, and these received
new outfits to-dny Tho Secretary of the Navy
has undor advisement tlio caso of Capt. Eulute
who ri'fiiMd to sign the parolo. Meantlmo ho
Is allow ed to roam about tho .Naval Academy.
Suigeou Antonio Turndo was taken sick to
dny nnil vvas placed In the hospital, where thoro
nro six others, suffering mostly with malarial
fovoi.
Munlerer Mnssunn Cuught.
WniiEBTONK Landing, N. Y. July 10, Ha
bustoMuwino, tho Italian wlip munlored Don
nlbLawlor.n suction boss uf the Long Islnnd
Railroad near, hero on Juno 25. was appre
hended near Jamaica to-night nnd Is now In
Flushing jail.
He was positively Identified by a follow la
borer Massano sneaked up behind Lawlor
who was reading a newspaper, and nearly cut
his head oft with o long kalK , "u uwly cuc
I - 1 ( , ', .
These aro tho good old vaca H
tion days for buay men as woli I
as idlo men; tho days for that H
moat " vacationy" of all suits 14 I
knicker-suit "Vacationy," br U
cause right for anything, because 'B
the most comfortable, because jf
knickers don't muss like trousers. I
Our prices show a summer 1
wilt, but our stock is not in a
dull-season shape. Separate H
breeches or complete suits. H
You may prefer a suit of linen- w
crash -$8 for our kind, the kind jl
that doesn't shrink. 'Jl (
Rogers, Pef.t & Co. M
Prince snit Broadway,
VTimn and Broadway, nm
Thirty-second and Broadway, , (fll
TO THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC: 1
On Wednesday, July 20th, and until Hj
the electrical construction thereon is jfl
completed, the horse-car lines of tha H
Metropolitan Street Railway Com- H
pany on Sixth and Eighth avenues, H
south of Fifty-ntnth street, will bo H
discontinued. Meanwhile upper west H
side patrons via Eighth, Columbus, H
and Amsterdam avenues will be car- Hj
ried over the electric line through H
Fifty-ninth street to and from trans-
fer points at Seventh avenue, Madl- jl
son avenue. Lexington avenue, and fc
Second avenue. n
Until the Sixth and Eighth avenus , I
lines are again in operation, extra ffl
facilities for the accommodation of I
the public, including East and West JL
transfers, will be furnished on the J
Seventh and Ninth avenues horse- ' i'
car lines. I
Metropolitan Street Railway Company. W
H. II. VBEELAND, President, H
SANTIAGO AN OPEN FORT.
The Treasury Department Preparing to Col
lect the Customs Revenues.
Washinoton. July 18, With the capture ot
Santiago de Cuba the Government takes on It
self tho duty of providing and establishing;
means for tho conduct of the trado of the city
and tho collection nnd disbursement of tho aus
toms revenues. To put the machinery In mo
tion for doing this Secretaries Day, Alger, and
Gogo and Attorney-General Griggs had a con
ference to-day with President McKlntey at H
which the outlines of the administration of ffl
fiscal affairs was decided upon and will bo car-
ried out as promptly ns possible. BJ
The first thing agreed upon was tho fact that W
the blockade of the port should be raised, and, H
as soon as this can bo done, a proclamation to .1
that effect will be issued from tho Stato De- 'j
partment notifying the world at large that fl
legitimate trade with the port may be proso- a
cuted. In tho meantime. Secretary Gage sent H
tho following telegram to Collectors of Porto 1
on tho Atlantic and Gulf coasts: J
" You may clear American nnd neutral ves- M
sols with supplios and provisions for Santiago J?i
de Cuba." .i.
The question of tho war tariff to be levied on if
importations at Santiago was discussed by H
Secretary ,Gago and Assistant Secretary How- I
ell. who decided, after a brief study of 1
the tariffs under consideration, to adopt I
tho preferential tariff heretofore in foroa
in tho Island upon articles Imported 1
from Spain. This was moro nearly oqual 1
in amounts to the present1 United Statos tariff I
than the ono in force upon articles imported
from countries other than Spain, nnd it waa
thought that fower difficulties would arise in
collecting theso duties than the others. It Is a
war measure, however, and the collector will
be under the jurisdiction of the military Gov
ernor of tho place. The Treasury Department
will send on export customs oflleer to assist tha
military authorities in tho administration of
the affairs of tho customs om.ee.
A radical change will bo mado In tho schedule
of port or tonnage chargos. The Spaniards
based tholr chargos upon the weight of tha 1
cargo carried, collecting $1 a ton for every cargo H
that entered or cleared at tho port. This will fl
probably be reduced to 20 cents a ton, and b 111
levied only upon vessels entering. !
FOUND HER STOLEN CHILD DEAB I
Annie Miller Has Tier Common-Lsw II us- ' f
hand Arrested for Taking It Away.
Joseph Rogers. 23 yenrs old, of Illghland
Boulevard and Prospeot place. Brooklyn, wm i
arrostcd last night on a chargo of kidnapping &
tho slx-months-old child of Annie Miller. 10 -A
yenrs old, who lives with a Mrs. Eekert at Proa- 'W
poet place nnd Rockaway avonue, Brooklyn. W
Rogers was the oommon-law husband of tha H
Sillier girl, but they disagreed recently and
separated. Early In July tho child disappeared
and on July 10. it is said, it wassoon in Rogers'o
company.
Yesterday Mrs. Eekert and Miss Miller com
plained to tho police, who callod on Roger.
He told Mrs, Eckort that sho could And whero
the child was If she Inquired In Jersey City.
Mrs. Eekert and Detective Croak accordingly
wont to Jorsoy City and lonrnod that a baby an
sweringtho description of Hiss Miller's child
had been found on July 10 on the doorstep of
ot Mrs. Bchultz, at 17 Sussex plus. ,
On tho tollowlng dny Mrs. Bchulti; turned tht
child over to the police, who In turn cave It la
care of Warden Ryan of the Snake fllli alms
house. When Mrs. Eekert and the dotectlve reaohed
the almshouse, they wore told by Warden Ryan
Lien buried. " Y 6 '
The body' was exhumed and Mrs. Eekert
fifer WentMlodH as the missing child b"
two blrtlipinrlcs on the right eheok,
Mrs . l?kert und Detectlvo Croak returned to
Brooklyn, aud Rogers's nrrest followed. Ila
will be arraigned before Magistrate Brlstowlu
tho Gntes Aenuo Police Court this morning.
IND.OESTOOH. I
I Horsf ord's Acid Phetnhata I
I Imparts to tha otomaob health end!
I otronfftti, Pleaaant to taka, I ,
IlllMlllllUiiiilM8 telalrlaUtUa, 1
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