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HI fe toca NVitaits bummoxed to tub
m at Florida camps.
W " "Prnd "' Typhoid Ferer Impels ttie
E K Government to Arcept Alii Hitherto
B B' llejectrd-Horlety Mill I'robnbly Too-
Tide a llospltnl Ainu Hlttiatlon Serious.
W Tho Bod Cross Society received word yestor
I. m Hy that typhoid fovor was spreading rapidly
l E at tho camps In Florida. Two despatohe woro
la KM received from tho Bod Cross agent otJnckson
H ' tlllo asking that nurses bo sent, and In ono of
n 1 tho despatches It was stated that the Oovorn
M I jnent would accept tlio offer of a hoipltnl at
l I Miami. The first despatch from Dr. Alexander
'Mm Sent at Jacksonville rend:
lie Chlof Burgeon hero will .accept Bed Cross
MBR purses for typhoid patients If wn provide special
ra fiospltftl and numes work under nrmy physt-
H elans,
Mk Shortly after the receipt of this telegram tho
fmgk aeeond was received. It read:
' I" "Bod Cross nurses noededhorontonco. Can
fl , you supply?"
( ,, Although tho Bod Cross has ropontedly of-
8 V fared to supply nurses for tho comrs In tho
IJ W Bouth the offers wero rejected up to aweole
d M0 wlln tl10 oulurnftlc of typhoid at Tampa
g I caused tho army surgeons to nvntl themselves
m T of tho services of four ltod Cross nurses there.
1 ' When the Cuban campaign was planned tho
f Bed Cross also offered to equip a hospital for
f tbo Government, to bo situated atMlaml, Thoy
M were enabled to do this through the generosity
B . of Henry H. Flaelor, who offered to erect on
m his property at Mlnml suitable buildings. loar-
i lug all tho expense hlmsolf. To the surprise of
I . tho society tho Government rcfusod tho offer
M 'on tho ground that It could enro for all tho bIcIs
'Mi -. ond wouruled In Government hospitals.
M William T. Wardwcll, Chairman of the Bed
ft Cross BxaoutlvoCoramlttoe.ndmltted yesterday
K .that tho situation had beeomo sorlous owing to
W 1 ' tlie sprend of tj phold f over. Ho added that the
3 ' Bed Cross w as prepared to do all In Its power to
I ' alleviate tho suffering. Mr. Wardwell.towhom
'5 , Wr. Dagler originally made his offer, saw tho
A ,'latter yestorday and was assured bv him that
I , Ms oITor still held good. It was understood
that bo had withdrawn it bocauso of the oppo-
" lltlon of sonio of tho residents at Miami to
iL Tiavlng the hospital there becauso of the dan-
K , ger from contagion. As the Government has
5 ! ' pince established hospitals at Mlamt Mr. Flog-
f " ilsrls of tho opinion that no objoctlon would
j now bo met vi 1th from thn residents.
EB In regard to tho condition of tho Government
f 1 that the hospital and nurses should work under
Isft i the army ofllcora both Mr. Barton and Mr.
i ;rv "Wardwcll said yesterday that tho Bed Cross
) 'would piobublv accept tho condition and equip
V ' and maintain the hospital. Accordingly Dr.
'' P Kont wntttoldto rerort tothosurtjeonsthattho
. society was favorably disposed to tho request.
i' . and asked him to forward at onco tho number
J' ie I'd patients expected and tho number of nurses
$ ticoded. An answer K expected this morning.
I ' I and preparations for fitting up tho hospital will
ft lc commenced nt onco. In addition to tho two
m ' J despatches from Dr. Kent thn following letter
,6 i' Was receive! In regard to tho situational Jack-
8 ' Bonvlllo:
Desplto the efforts to Keep tho sanitary enn-
m dltion of the camp good, tho number of tlie Blek
tt Stenilib iticro.itteH. It reached -'10 in tho sec-
K end dillon lioHpltal to-day. Tliore aro forty
: In tho thiid division at runamBt nl)l1 qulto a
11' number In St Luke's Hospital 'In this city.
If Sut tills, bad as it is, Ib not nearly so bad as of-
ilolul reports show conditions to be at other
K, enmrs. Tho need of earo for tho Blek is only
K beginning. The real work Is befoio us. As
ff ono of tbe wirgeons observed to-duy. It is In
K evltnblcthut hlekness should luereaso with the
ft ' pge of tho camp The only way to keep men
, " liealtliy In camp is to havo them move often to
S Bcw ground.
g f Word was received from tho party of nurses
P that loft hero on Saturday night for Charleston.
W ' In the form of a despatch from Miss Martha L.
!j Draper, who went as matron and superintend-
S ji cnt of tho nurbes. Miss Draper wired that
E I, one of tho nurses had been Installed In tho City
K Yi HosplAjirfd olglit in tho St. 1'rancls Xavler
V r UospItV Tho whole party, she added, had
'ft I ' boon received with tho most gracious courtesy
"a i by nil tho physicians at tho hospitals.
S Ono hundred nnd twenty-flvo tons of food
j' "" and provisions for the Cubans were loaded yes-
flK j terday on the schooper Wokomls. which Is to
jff t anil for Santiago to-day. This Is tho Inst of tho
i I Btores In tho Central Cuban Belief Commlttco's
Mr ' etorohouso in Brooklyn. Among tho other Bed
3t t Cross supplies sent out yestorday wero fifty
ijgp :t cots to goon the Olivette. 1.000 chickens, f00
' t Quarts of Icecream, nnd 2,000 dozen eggs.
:' f Tho Bed Cross Commltteo on Supplies nn-
'M L pounced that nil tho contracts had boen mndo
W J to furnish tho equlpmont agreed upon for tho
S $ Missouri. Among them will bo an lee plant to
& cost $5.:tfl.r This lias already been purchased
mr & in Philadelphia by the ice plant auxiliary. The
M t auxiliary rcroived yesterday a cheek for $5,000
M from Miss Kchenck of B.ib) Ion, L I., as" part of
M' J tho proceeds of tho enlless chain. Other sup-
K j plies tobo furnlslied for tho Missouri are car-
H t; bonnttug nnd hterili7lng plants, a steam launch
jK '(. and oluctrlc fans. Allot thorn will be on the;
K' boat within two davs
K rf Tho Wtunen's National War Bolief Assocla-
K j tlon received yestonlay a report from Mrs.
K tr Ellen Hardin Walworth, tho Director-General,
H J! of her work nl Port Monroe. The society is
W Kf BUpporting eight trained nurses there nnd
11 alson French chef tocookfood ftrtho invalids.
K R Mrs. Walwoith reported that tho services of all
m H vroro being utilised and that all of the supplies
W B aont have been gratefully received. Tho crato
B P of fifty liairsnf crutches were especially useful.
B jj, as the Oovrriiment does not allow tho patients
fi f, totnkn the enitches provided for them outside
1; j. of tho hospital, Mrt. Walworth stated also in
X ber report that no one need bo concerned about
W( tho spread of jellovv fever at tho hospital, as
fc she had talked with some of tho men who had
' been Isolated for precaution, and they woro
m rapidly getting better.
C : The association, besides tho eight nurses nt
i Tort Monioe, has ono nt Chlckamauga, nnd
m, also Is supporting eight experienced cooks in
' tho various hoMiit.ds in tho South.
K i' Miss Helen Gould recently sent to tho nsso-
K f olation IKK) mills of pajamas and several hun-
K tj dred abdominal bands, which she hnd employed
wt K tho poor women of Irvingtou to mnko.
9; B The contributions to tho Bed Cross fund now
Bf amount to $1 l(),8'J7 (ID. Among those received
BE, ' yestorday were thn following:
(K i JPmeeortii of fnr.vclri-i liutanr, Minnewuxs,
f i tllitrr Count), N. V 1258 B6
m, S Proceed f yanlcii purty, July in, on Hulll-
K fan Ii-latul, S (' ... 22n 00
Jtm. I.milHc 11. tillllwcll 10000
W ft Tho malingers of tho Joint Tronic Assocla-
hL J tlon reeommeuded yesterday that Huppllas for
K Y the Cuban Belief Committee be no longer car-
W A rlcd freo, After Aug, 1 surplles shipped on ac-
'm t count of tho Central Cuban Belief Committee
S t and tho Nntlounl Bed Cross Society will bo
B compelled to pay regular freight rates, less 25
i per cent.
S, j, TfixKTiunr or Tin: vovxvko wbi,u
W I Men at Governor's Iilnnd Ordered to Report
W t In Their Jtrglments.
I , Upon a surgeon's certlficato the following en-
S f, listed men nnd corpoinls wounded In Cuba nnd
V jl landed nt Governor's Island wero discharged
ft lr Iroro tho hospital as cured esterday, and wore
fi iF ordered to report to their regiments:
W f , John McDonald. Troop E. fid Cav,
It 8 Ai.iii.nT Apst,(Vi. 0,4th Inf.
Jf JUttiievv J. I.oMj.i'o 11. tlth Inf.
Jk Jb Bdward Ki.vii. Co U.Otli Inf,
f JtODl.lIT C'ONHKV. Co. t,)t)i Inf.
f J,KANHK)iBKai.rY,('o. S:, Oth Inf.
f Joun V Na'K. Co. (1. 12th Inf.
H,' BtNJviiiN I-adudk.C'o A, luth Inf.
W- HilKiiiDAN Simmons, t'o. 11, 10th Inf.
i Geokiik I. Bkm-ii, Co. D.ltlthlnf.
R B, Tiibkll. Co. A. 17th Inf.
K jtt Aiios J entry, Co. (J, 2oth Inf
ft W pAMnlli'rKSEn, Co. 0, 25th Inf,
a K -,''0DEr''r Mi'MiiLAN, Blmwnee, Oklahoma.
W K Troop 1). 1st Vol. t'nv.
jl W Hauvey IIakkii. Co, I, 71st N. Y.
K W CoriKini! .Ifciir.jtiAH IIucki.kv. Co. I), 4th Inf.
W m Corirul Jons Iiunn, Co. A, bthlnf.
C n Corporul Bdwaiid WAitn, Co. U, 12th Inf.
f k The patients in the hospital ut Governor's
r Island wish to mnko It known that they aro
' etpeclally grateful to Mrb. William B Worth.
J JIrs, William H. Coflln.nnd Mrs O E French.
f wlfo of I.ieut G I: Pronch. Fourth United
r Btatos Infuntry, for gifts of clothing ond doll-
i c&cles whluh the sick and wounded have re-
f; alvd through them,
n Came North on the Olivette and "VTa nt
the Hartne lloipUol.
Private Mlohaet O'Moaly, Company A. Twenty-first
U. fl. Infantry, died nt tho Marine Hos
pital, 8tapleton. 8. 1., yestorday morning. His
was the first death among the 100 non-commissioned
ofileers nnd prlvntes trnusferrodto
that hospital from the Olivette, whloh arrlvod
at this port from Santiago on July 16. O'Menly
was wounded In tho left thigh, and a Mauser
bullet was lodgod against the solatia norvo,
causing him constant pain, Ho also suffered
from malarial fover.
O'Menly was bom In Ireland, had been In
this country fifteen years, and had been In the
nrmy for ton years. Before tho war ho was
stationed at Plattsburg. this State, and ho had
a wife and one child In Quebec. Mrs. Bobert
Smith of 472 Pearl street, this city. Mrs. Annlo
Bolcn of 0 Wayne strcot. Jersey City, and Mrs.
Kate Mullen, employed In tho Grand Union
Hotel, this city. ro slstors. Thoy were noti
fied of his death, and all visited the hospital
yesterday afternoon.
Major Hall said at tho Wadsworth Hospital
yesterday that Uout. William W. Fiscus. Ill
with typhoid fever, had a chance for recovery.
His relatlvos ro still with him.
Seventeen of tho sick and wounded who havo
beon quartered on Swinburne Island woro
moved yesterday to tho post hospital at Fort
Hamilton. All of thorn wero suffering from
typhoid fever. They were placed in the now
ward which he been provided at the hospital.
Twelve soldiers landed at Hoffman Island from
the Seneca wero also transferred to Fort Ham
ilton yestorday.
Twenty of the wounded soldiers at the Ixing
Island College Hospital will visit Conoy Island
to-day. Drs. McNnughton. Barclay, Browning
and Barber have ehartercd a largo open wagon
and havo made arrangements to carry lunch
along. The men will be driven slowly to and
around Coney Island without loavlng tho
Ono of the most serious cases at the Long
Island College Hospital Is that of William Bodd
of the Tenth Unltod BtatOB Cavalry, who was
shot In the brain. His entlro right side Is
paralyzed. Dr. Shaw said yesterday that,
while the case was very severe, he expoctod
Bedd to pull thsough.
At SL Peter's Hospital the wounded soldiers
aro making rapid progress. Nono of the men
Is in a dangerous condition.
One of the Interesting woundod soldiers at
St. Peter's Is Alfred Blddell. a negro, of tho
Twoftty-fourth Unltod States Infantry. Ho has
been in the service for twenty-eight years, and
yestorday his ttmo expired. Ho Is shot In the
abdomen and a bone In his arm was shattered
In the battle of Ban Juan. He said ho did not
oxpect to apply for his dlsohargo forsomo time,
as ho did not think Uncle Sam could afford to
lose him yet.
Heroism of Our Wounded Ilastnrdly Work
of the Spaniards In Firing on Them.
WAsniNOTON. July 25. Mr. John Addison
Porter. Secretary to tho President, has received
a lettsr from his wife, who Is with tho Bed
Cross In Cuba, written after the battles at San
tiago and El Caney. Everybody was then busy
caring for the sick and wounded. The Ameri
can dead had been buried, but tho trenchoa
were full of dead Spaniards, whoso bodies
floated on top of tho water mado by tho rnins
and filled tho air with n Blckenlng odor. Mrs.
Porter tells of tho heroism of the wounded.
Ono boslsh soldier who was dying said: "I
would willingly go through It nil again for my
country." She says that all tho woundod
soldiers wero enthusiastic in their praise of
Col. Boosevelt and Brig.-Gon. Wood. "Thoy
aro not stuck up." said ono badly woundod boy
In bluo. "and speak to the men whorovcr thoy
see us."
Mrs. Porter says all the whlto soldiers speak
highly of the courage of the colored soldiers,
who fought bravoly on overv field. Tho sol
diers, she sas. criticise the Cubans for allow
ing the bushwhacking by tho Spaniards. The
soldiers think that as the Cubans know tho
Spanish method of fighting they should havu
protected tho American troops. From her own
knowledge Mrs. Porter confirms tho stories of
Spanise barbarity In firing on the wounded,
and says that In soveral Instanocs wounded
men wore shot dead as thoy lay in Bed Cross
litters on their way to hospitals. This das
tardly work went on so unceasingly that
the surgeons performod operations by moon
light. Thoy were afraid to light cnndles or lan
terns, da Spanish sharpshooters would have
picked them off. A number of theso guerrillas,
or sharpshooters, wero picked out of trees by
American sharpshooters, nlthough this was dif
ficult, because tho Spaniards used smokeless
powder. Commissions for their dastardly work
wero found on tho bodies of some of these
guerrillas, indicating Dint high Spnnish odlclals
sanctioned the barbarities committed.
Mrs. Porter gives n detailed account of tho
work of tho Bed Cross, which was provided
with numberless dolicnclos for tho sick and
wounded. Tho soldiers wero grutcful for this
kindness. Woundod Spanish soldiers who had
been captured received the samo ntteutlon ns
tho Americans, nnd they showed much grati
tude. Ono surgeon who dressod the wounds
of 200 American nnd Spanish soldiers told Mrs.
Porter that nearly all the Spaniards wero hit
two and throo times, while, as a rule, the Amor
loans received nslngle wound, going to show tho
bettor marksmanship of the Americans.
Trnmports Must novo Army Surgeons nnd
Cnrry llonpltnl Htorrn.
From now on, by direction of Surgeon-Gon-oral
Stornberg. every nrmy transport ship will
havo asslgnod to It an assistant surgeon of tho
army. All physicians nnd surgeons not at
tached to the medical department of the army
will bo removed from transports and tholr
places will be taken by armysurgoons. Here
tofore doctors from civil llfo have been asslgnod
to transports to which wounded and sick wero
consigned Tho new order of tho Surgeon
General relieves them of further duty.
This now arrangement was brought about by
reports that reachod Washington of tho char
acter of tho accommodations and food furnished
to tho Blek and wounded who wore brought
north on the Ollvetto nnd tho Seneca. Tho
overloading of both theso transjiorts and tho
character of tho food furnished will bo made
thoHiibjcctof an ofliclal Investigation. Presi
dent McKlnley does not propose to havo any
more of the army's invalids neglected If ho can
help It. It was by his direction that tho new
order in relation to transports was Issued.
Until nil of the sick, and wounded who are
coming homo to get well aro brought homo
ovcry transport that goes to Cuba will be
loaded with them for the return vojage It
win be thn business of tho surgeon attached
to each ship to see that only so piany as can ho
comfortably taken care of shall bo received.
Further ithan that, all transports sailing for
Cuba or Porto Blco in the future will cnrry hos
pital stores, drugs and medicines, and surgical
Arrangement! for Their Care at Hoipltnl
Stations on the Atlantic Coait.
Washington, July 25,-Tho medical depart
ment of tho army has completed arrangements
for the caro of the sick und wounded soldiers
at hospital atitlons on the Atlantlo coast,
About ono thousand bods havo been rrovldl
nt Fort Monroe, and the accommodations nt
other points ore amplo for tho present. Tho
Burgeon-General has receivod many proffers of
the use of private estatea on the eastern ooast
for tho care of the sick and wounded, but tliore
has been nooeeoslnn to accept these.
iiif?ll1.rit8.rWle'1 by S'10 Sursfon-General In
dlcAtethut tho wounds of soldiers injured In
'i lc,?n,.'a, coinimign are healing rapidly
liiood poisoning lias occurred only In tho rarest
cases, The wounds from Mauser rifle bullets
havo in most cases not been dongeTous. nnd
they havo jleldud promptly to thu untlseptlo
Tills llrokrr n Corporul o( Rough Itlrleri.
Word reached Wall street yesterday that C
E. Knoblauch, a member of the New York
Stock Exchange who Is in Boosevelt'a rough
riders, has been promoted to the rank of Cor
porai. j
amr. BTRnsnnna cotiixa to tibit
Iler Patients Will Probably Its Transferred
to City Hospitals nt Once nenrdon, Who
Was the Crack Athlete of the Irith Volun
teers, Cnnnot Recover Weighs 80 Pounds
The hospital ship Belief, which arrived hero
on Saturday afternoon with sick and woundod
soldiers from Cuba on board, left her anchor
age off TompkinBvlllo at 4 o'clock yostorday
afternoon and went up the North Btvor to the
foot of Thirty-ninth Btreot. This was In pur
suance of ordors from Surgoon-Genoral Stern
berg, who Is In Washington.
Gen. Btornborg tolegraphod to Major Torney
yesterday that ho would be In Now York to
day, and that ho would visit the Belief. This
was welcome paws to tho surgeons on the hos
pital ship, for, whllo there Is everything In tho
way of medicines and surgical instruments on
tho Bolief, the doctors nro completely exhaust
ed from tholr work among the woundod. The
patients ncod constant watching, and the night
nnd day work Is beginning to tell on some of
tho surgeons.
Most of tho hospitals In the city have of
fered to tnko as many of tho woundod as they
can accommodate, and Gen. Btornborg will un
doubtedly tako advantage of somoof these of
fers to-day. Some of the patients whoso homes
nro In this city will be taken In chargo by tholr
Two offlcors who enmo up on the Bolief were
landed yesterday. Ono was Lieut Nathan K.
Averlltof tho Seventh Cavalry. Lieut. Avorlll
was sufforlng from mnlnrlal fever, but has al
most recovered. Ho got permission to goto
his homo In Woodbury, Cpnn., and was taken
nshoro In a launch. Capt. Theodore Mosher of
Company C, Twenty-second Infantry, was
landed In tho nftcrnoon. Cant. Mosher
was wounded on July 1 at El Canoy.
Ho was shot almost at tho begin
ning of tho engagement, and was left for
dead In the trenches. lie was afterward dis
covered by members of the medical corps,
nnd carried to tho roar. On the tug Baltimore,
which Innded the wounded officer at tho foot of
West Porty-nlnth street, were IiIb wife, his
brother, George Mosher, nnd tho letter's wlfo,
nnd the ltev James N. Connolly, Archbishop
Corrlgnn's private secretary, who Is ono of tho
chaplains on the Bellof. Capt. Mosher was
token to his brother's residence, 141 West
Sovonty-slxth street. In a tit. Vincent's Hos
pital nmbuliince.
Major Tomey said yesterday afternoon that
allot tho serious eases on tho ship but one
looked better jesterday. Tho exception was
Corporal Georgo J. Bourdon of Company E. Six
teenth Infantry, whose chances of recovoryare
small. Hem don's spino was broken by a Mau
ser bullet. Ho In a New York city man. His
friends would never reeognlzein tho emaciated
figure of Corporal Bearaon tho crack athleto
of Col. Mo ran 's Irish Volunteers.
Benrdon was one of the Irish Volunteers
when the war broke out. At tho annual games
in Union Park Inst year ho won four medals in
tho jumping nnd running contests. He was a
mugnltleent man plijslc.illj'. When the Volun
teers' ofTer of service wns declined by the War
Department ho enlisted In the regular nrmy,
was assigned to the Sixteenth Infnntry. and
was almost Immediately made n Corporal on
uecount of hlH military knowledge nnd his
ability to manage the men.
Beardon w olghs scarcely eighty pounds now.
Ho Is conscious hut hnlf the time, and then his
one ground of worry Is that he'll dlo without a
chance to get square. Benrdon will probably
be taken to Boosevelt Hospital.
Before the Belief came up Capt. Benjamin II.
Gllmau and First Sergt. Kline, Thirteenth In
fantry, wero landed nt Governor's Island.
Kllno has u gunshot wound of tbe foot. Capt.
Oilman Is very ill with fever. Until she saw in
the papers that ho wns one of tho passongers
on the Belief, Mrs. Oilman had received no
definite information where her husband was
or how lin was since she saw tho announce
ment In The Si'n, something more than two
weeks ago, that Capt Oilman had beon sent to
the Held hospital. She tried to find out through
Washington what hnd happened to him, and
tried to telegraph dlrectlytothe field Bho failed
in lioth attempts, and her luish.ind was equally
unsuccessful in getting any word to Governor's
Island, where they live.
Our Treasury Department Modifies the Re
strictions on Exports.
Tho restrictions on tho export of coal to West
Indian ports havo been largely removed by tho
Treasury Department, now that Spain has no
fleet to bo coaled in those regions. The order
Previous special regulations concerning tho
export of coal during the war with Spain are
hereby suspended nnd tho following regula
tions substituted therefor:
Collectors of customs mny clear vessels with
enrgoes of coal on compliance with tho law and
the usual regulations concerning such clear
ance The export of coal tojKirtslu Spain or
tlie Spnnish possessions is prohibjted. but cool
may be cleared as above to ports or places in
the possession of tho military nnd naval forces
of the United States.
If, however. In any special instance you have
reason to apprehend that tho coal may bo des
tined. dltectj or indlrcctl). for the enemies of
the United Mates, ou will withhold clearance
nnd communkato promptly with tho department.
Brooklyn Clerk There Writes to Ills fellows
Hero to Semi on ll l'lllg.
James A. Collins, n jiostal clerk In tho main
office of Brookljn, who wus one of the first to
volunteer his services for Cuba, Is now at Blbo
ney Henry Hiihslnr, another postal clerk In
the Brooklyn ojflce, yesterday received a lotter
from Collins wiitten on July 11), at which time,
he says, there wero thlrty-flvo cases of yollow
fever In the hospital. In conclusion he wrltos:
'While at Washington tho Assistant Postmaster-General
wished us success nnd said
that this was to be tho first United States Post
Office over established on foreign soil.
"I hnvu a suggestion to offer. Why not have
an American flag belonging tousfellowslThird
Division, Brooklyn) flying over this, the first
United States Post OIUco on foreign soil? If
you nnd tho rest of tho boys ngreo to it, sond it
down Immediately. nnd I guarantee I shall hnvo
It flying ovortho rostOfilcoat Santiago when
we get in thoro, which will bo soon."
A I.ongahnremiiii Chnrged with Stealing
Kllles mid Ammunition.
Quartermaster Sorgeant Good son N'owland of
tho Twenty-fourth United States Infantry, a
colored regiment that did good work at Santia
go, nppemod In tho Adams Street Police Court
In Brooklyn jesterday as complainant ngalnst
Joremlah Connors, a longshoreman, of Furmnn
street, whom hu charged with stealing two
Ivrag-.iorgenson rifles, u bajonet, n sabre and
nu ammunition belt filled with cartridges from
the trjnspoit Ollvetto, 1 lug at the loot of jlon
tnguu street, Connors, who was employed
iiround tho vessel, denied tho chargo and was
held forexamliiiitlon,
Sergeant .Newland said ho wns in charge of
tho miimunltlnn ami food train on its way to
Santiago, "On our way to the front." ho said,
'the HimiiiarilH kept plugging away nt tho
train. Although there were forty-eight mules
In It, thoKimnlnrdsliit only three. As marks
men they nro not nee high,
11 n said thn Seveuty-llrft Beglmont did noblo
work ut tho front, and he ulbo spoke in the
highest prnlso of the colored regiments. Ser
geant Newland nrrlved on tho City of Washing
ton a few days ngo, and his beon assigned to
look nftortholoadlngof supplies on tho Ollvetto.
Spanish Steamship Start for Santiago.
Washington, July 25. Tho Spanish steam
ship Allcunto, which has beon engaged to carry
Spanish prisoners from Santiago to Spalu, will
probably reach Santiago to-morrow from Mar
tinique, where sho has been tied up for a long
time on account of tho fear of American war
ships. The Alicanto's Captain cabled to the
War Department to-day for pormlsslon to leave,
and It wns Immediately granted. Minister
Clayton tolegraphod tho Stato Department that
tho Spanish steamship Montevideo would sail
from Vera Cruz for Santiago ut onco.
To Take the Votn of Soldiers in the Field.
Albany, July 25.-Secietury of State Palmer
bus returned from Washington, where ho spont
soveral davs last week making arrangements
that will facilitate tho voting of the New York
State from next fall. Tho Secretary has de
termined to send a man to Cubu and Porto
Blco to hecuru a registry list of New York State
soldlersand tailors In service there. Ho will
cnrry a letter from tho War and Navy depart
menu. Instructing commanding oQlccrs to
render any assistance possible. "
A. Berlons Charge Arnlntt Two Men Mow
Soldiering With the Ninth.
Major W. W. Marks of tho 100th Beglment,
who formerly oommandod Company F of the
Ninth before it was zausterod Into the United
States eorvlcc. has sent an ofliclal statement to
Col. Q. J. Greene, charging that two mombers
of his old company who had been rejected by
tho army surgeons at PeoksktU for physical
defects had procured certificates from two men
who hod passod the surgeons, and by assuming
their names had been enabled to go to the
front with the regiment. Major Marks said
" Threo or four days before the Ninth Begl
ment went Bouth I was told that two men bad
been falsely mustered into Company 7. I in
vestigated, and found that Sergoant William
Bodamsr and Corporal Boldy had beon re
jooted soveral times by the surgoon. As there
was an earnest wish on the part of tho offlcors
to have these men In tho company ordors woro
given to Privates Botts and Louts Uahne to put
on tho uniforms of Bodamcr and Boldy and por
sonato them before the surgeon. Botts and
Hahno bad already passed, and wore sure to be
declared sound. They went before the surgoon,
nnd wero passed. Bodamer and Boldy wore
taken In, tho mustering oflloer bolnc Ignorant
of the fraud. Tho two went to tho front, and
have beon with the regiment at Chlckamauga,
"On July II sent a statement of the caso to
Col. Greene, In command of tho roglment at
Chlckamauga. I did tills for the honor of my
old company, tho honor of the Ninth Beglment
and to keop the future pension rolls free from
fraud. I havo received no word as yet from
Col. Greene, but I know that he is so strlot a
disciplinarian that full justice will bo done."
War Department Suddenly Ceases to Coll
for Supplies for Which It Contracted.
BAinuonr. Md.. July 25. Several weeks ago
tho Gambrlll Manufacturing Company socurad
the contract to supply the army with 30.000
barrels of flour. The contraot specified that
tho flour was to grade "strictly family," and to
be delivered at any plaoe designated by tho
Governmont. Only about 25 per cent of tho
amount contracted for has been taken by the
Government. The full amount required under
the terms of the contract Is on hand and tho
Government has been repeatedly notified of
this fact, although It has not signified its inten
tion to take it Indeed, the Gambrlll Manu
facturing Company has learned that the Gov
ernment does not intend to tako any more of
tho flour.
No explanation of the Government's action
has beon offored. Flour is more than $2 a
barrel cheaper now than it was when the con
tract was placed. Wheat was selling above SI
a bushel thon, and if the Gambrlll Manufactur
ing Company had bought wheat at the ruling
price at that time the company would have sus
tained heavy loss. Tho Gambrlll Manufac
turing Company furnished the navy with C.000
barrels before the army order was placed, and
the flour was pronounced to bo up to the requirements.
One Camp Alger Soldier Dead and Two
Others Seriously 111.
Camp Aixieii. Va.. July 25. Private Albert n.
Kimbark, Company G, Seventh Ohio, lies dead
In the regimental hospital, and Privates John
Shotll In and John J, Lee of the same company
are dangerously HI in tho First Division hospi
tal, from tho effects of Indulging too freely in
wood alcohol. Last Saturday night theso throo
purchased a gallon of wood alcohol from the
camp drug store. Tholr explanation for pur
chasing It was to clean the brass on their ac
coutrements. A spree was started, and It seems
as if the men Indulged freely up to this morn
ing. Kimbark was taken HI this morning at 0
o'clock and died at 1 this afternoon from
paralysis of tho heart His relatives In Lako
vllle, N. Y.. were notlilod. and pending an an
swer no disposition of the body will be mado.
The other two wero removed to the division
hospital, and the division surgoon. Major Cook,
says that their chances for recovery aro excellent
Arrives from Alaska to Qualify ua Brigadier-General
Appointed on May 8.
WASniNOTON. July 25. Brlg.-Gen. G. M.
Bandall was the v Ictlm of clrcumstancos. which
mado his promotion to that rank from Lieutenant-Colonel
of tho Eighth Infantry at tho be
ginning of the war lncffootlvo until to-day.
Lieut.-Col. Bundall was stationed at Fort St.
Michael, Alaskn. and for nine months previous
to Juno 14 had not heard a word from tho out
sldo world. On that day the first arriving ship
of tho year carried all sorts of news to him tho
fact that a war had broken out, that ho had
boen promoted to be Brlgndier-Genoral on May
8, and that Dewey had captured Manila and
destroyed the Spanish fleet' on May 1. Coming
to Washington as quickly as he could, after re
ceiving official notification of his promotion on
Juno 27, ho reached here to-day and qualified
us Brlgadier-Gonoral.
The Regiment at Mobile Gets Its Onns
White Men as Officers.
Mobile. Ala., July 25. There are fully one
thousand negro soldiers, now members of Col.
Bullard's Third Alabama Beglment of volun
teers, all of whom are In camp hore. Thoy are
officered by whlto men. To-day thoro wero
about eight hundred Springfield rifles received
at tho camp by Lieut West, tho Quartermaster
of tho regimont, nnd about two-thirds of these
were distributed to the men who hnd not re
ceived their guns before. The rifles are better
than were those given to tho white soldlors
here. Tho whlto soldlors received tbe guns of
tho pattern of 1878, but the negroes to-day re
ceived tho latest improved Sprlngflelds of the
pattorn of 1802.
The auxiliary gunboat Oneida and the tor
pedo boat Wluslow are ready to steam out
They will leovo In a few hours.
An Alleged Infernal MachlneFoundAboard
the Steamship Tart Victor.
News reached the Army building yesterday
of the finding of an alleged Infernal machtno
aboard the transport Port Victor, whloh sailed
from Pler'JO, EastBlvor, forTarapa. on July 12.
Tho uows reachod here in n lotter from tho
ship's commander, Capt Brlckloy.
Two daj out from New York, the Captain
wrote, a wooden box nearly two feet long was
found on the main deck. As nobody seomod to
know whose It was or how it camo there, an ex
amination of it was mado. Inside was a smaller
box and In that about thirty pounds of gun
cotton and dynamite with clockwork and wire
Capt. Brlcklcy decided that It would be best
to keep his discovery secret, and the boxes and
the contents of the Inner one wero dumped
overboard. Tho Port Victor carried nothing
but commissary stores and 800 tons of Bed
Cross suppllps. Sho was bought of William
MUlbournA Son of I.oiidon, and is fitted upas a
supply and refrigerating ship.
The Ninth Company Sends Tlmepleees t
Comrades at the Front.
At a meeting of the veteran and active mem
bers of the Ninth Company, Seventh Beglment.
in the office of Capt Francis 0. London, yos
terday, the committees reported that thoy had
sent to tho fifteen members of tho company
now holding commissions in the various regi
ments at tho front, Santiago, Manila, Chlckn
mnuga. and Tampa, wrist watches, which uro
strapped to tho left wrist. Thoy are good time
pieces and of great value to tho ofllcors ac
tively employed in the field. Tliore are no
pockets In the regular army uniform.
The committees reported that they would
shortly forward Daokages containing ciga
rottes.smoklngtobacoo.brlerwood pities, thumb
taoks and other useful articles to the fifteen
officers i who have gone from the Ninth Com.
panr ol ths Styentu Beitaent.
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IVoadlng of Transports Go'lng On, bnt the
Troops Are In C'ninp Hitch About Using
the St. I.ouls nnd Harvard Arrival of
the Vnrlons Troops from Chlcknmnuca.
Newport News, Vn., July 25. Mnjor-Gon,
Brooke nnd staff nrrlved at 2:30 o'clock this
afternoon from Chlckamauga on a special
train, which will bo nt their disposal as long as
thoy remain horo beforo embarking for Porto
Bl . Gen. Brooke will command the expedi
tion from this point and, with Major-Qon.
Miles, commanding tho land forces of the
Unltod Stiles, will help to conduot tho cam
paign In Porto Blco. Tho train is standing la
tbe f rclghtyard noar tho camp and. It Is under
stood, will bo occupied by tho General and his
staff during his stay In tho city. At 0 o'clock
this aftornoon thoro was a dress parade of all
of tho troops of tho Second Brigade under tho
command of Gon. Halns. which was revlowcd
by Gen. Brooke
There are only throo transports hero ready to
recolvo tho troops that are to bo sent to Porto
Blco, and it is evident there Is sotuo misunder
standing between tho ofllclnls of tho War and
Navy departments regarding uso of tho trans
ports and auxiliary crulsors. Gon. Hnlns un
derstood from Washington that the transports.
Including the St. Louis nnd Harvard, would be
here, provisioned nnd coaled, ready to recolve
troops and horses on their arrival from Chlcka
mauga. The Massachusetts, City of Washing
ton and Houmaninn are nil horo taking on sub
sistence, nnd the St. Louis Is nt Old Point Com
fort. The latter ship comes undor naval con
trol and has beon In the roads slnco Friday,
Tho Bt Louis was Bupposed to bo horo last
night ready to recr'vo Gen. Brooko and staff,
with tho postal attache's and supplies for Porto
Blco, nnd tho Third Illinois all aboard, ready to
sail early this morning in advance of the expe
dition. The troops of the Fourth Ohio Infantry began
to come In from Chickomnuga at midnight,
nnd the throe trains carrying thorn arrived
about an hour apart. The regimont Is undor
command of Col. Colt and Llout-Col. Adams.
The Ohio Infnntry remained In thuir coaches
ovornlght. nnd worn not nssigncd to a camping
Blto until da break this morning, whon the
mon marched from tho railroad yards and
pttchod tholr dog tents.
Aftor the Ohio troops the noxt train to nrrlvo
was ono mndo up of subsistence cars, bringing
provisions for tho nrmy to bo loaded aboard
transports. At 0:45 o'clock this morning tho
First Battalion of the Fourth Pennsylvania In
fantry urrlved. Llout-Col. O'Neill was In
chargo, this battalion having no regnlar com
missioned Major. Col. Case, commanding the
regiment, also camo on this train. At 12:30
o'clock this afternoon tho Second Battalion of
this regiment came In under Major Brnost It
wns followed In fifteen minutes by a trnln bear
ing tho Third Battnllnn under Major Stln.
Tho hospital coriw from Chlckamauga, undor
Major Boyd, was Bohedulcd to get hero on a
separate train atl2:30o'cloek, but did not ar
rive until 4 o'clock. This train was procoded
by the special train bearing Major-Gen. Brooke
and Btaff. There wero only sixty-six officers
and men In tho party. Tho commanding Gen
eral's guard, consisting of Company F, Eighth
United States Infantry, nnd Troop II, Unltod
States cavalry, will arrive to-night on the train
bearing tho nmbulnnco coriw.
A largo force of men were kept busy nil day
at tho piers loading tho transports City of
Washington. Massachusetts and Boumnnla.
It wns found yosterday morning that tho New
York authorities had not allowed aufilelont
room for men and horses in dlv Idlug tho decks,
and a largo part of tho work had to be done
over. When tho transports arrived only eigh
teen Inches wero nllowod to the berths.
Tho refrigerating ship Glacier came up from
Old Point und Is reoelvingn large quantity of
refrigerated beef, estimated at 200 tons.
Up-State Volunteers 1111 Its Quota and Col.
Schuyler Takes Chuige.
Camp Black, N. Y.. July 25. This afternoon
Company M of tho 203d Beglment. Capt James
A. Gray commanding, nrrlved at tho camp from
Malone. N'. Y. Cniit. Gray brought with his
compauy sivtecn extra men to fill vncancles In
the companies of tho 203d Beglment. Col.
Wnltor L. Schuyler, who was expected to ac
company tho Malone contingent, did not arrive
until 7 o'clock this evening, when ho took
formal command of tho camp. Col. Schuyler
was the formor chief mustering officer of Camp
Black nnd Is now n Captain of tho Fifth Artil
lery of tho United States Army, on lenvo of ab
sonce during the war. Tho 203d Beglmont
now has its full quota of uioii.
Privato John Schnpel of Compnny E of tho
202d Beglment. removed to tho hospital yes
terday morning suffering from menslos, Is now
doing well, nnd Mjjor Wilcox, Chief Surgeon,
says ho will soon bo able to report for duty.
Thrco moro carloads of volunteers for tho
203d Beglment arrived in Hoboken yestorday
morning from Syrneuso via tho Delaware.
Lackuwatina and Western Bitilioud. Tho men
wero In command of Cnpt. Bayard of Ogdens
burgand Copt. Pago ot Syracuse. Col. Schuy
ler, who will tako command of tho regiment,
arrlvod on tho snmo train. Ono of tho com
panies from Ithaca was accompanied byflvo
mascots two dogs, two rabbits, and u cnt. The
soldiers nto breakfast on u pier noar tho depot
and then procoedod to Cump Black.
The Ilenltlt of the City Now Pronounced
Kxrellent by thn Authorities.
JACBSONVII.LE, Fin.. July 25. A committee of
the Jacksonville Board of Trade visited Camp
Cuba Libre this afternoon to Inspect tho recent
improvements mndo thero In sanitation by the
City Engineer, who has a force of 300 men
working there. Tho condition of the camp
now In this regard is excellent, nnd the new
drains put In nro working very woll.
Dr.Clnudo Joynor.elty Health Ofilcor, said to
day that, notwithstanding tho warmth nnd con
tinued rnins, thoro Is less sickness in tho city
than there was this tlmo last yoar. Ho said the
cuses of typhoid fever wcie confined almost ex
clusively to tho soldiers here In the camp. Dr.
Joyner says thoro Is not n cusn of Infectious or
dnngerous dlscnso In tho city, nnd that nil
premises ro In good Bnnltnry condition. Tho
sanltniy force is urged to increased vigilance,
and It Is tho determination to koep the elty
clonn and healthy. Notwithstanding the post
houseH havo boon put In good repair, not a case
of sickness has been sent to them this year.
Among tho new regiments that rumor has as
signed to como hero nro the Fourth New Jor
sey, tho Ninth Illinois, Thlrty-socond Michigan
(now at Fornandlnn), and tho 101st Inalana.
About 10,000 men are oxpectod w Ithln ton days.
Recruiting Finished So l'nr as This City Is
Becrultlng in this city for men to respond to
tho second call for troos was completed last
night with the filling up of Company B of the
201bt Beglment. This company will bo mus
toiod In to-day by Lieut. Irwin and go at once
to Camp Black. It will bo In command ot Capt
Charles W. Kaysor, formerly of the Twenty
third Beglment. and John 0, Mnlllngton, who
has beon transferred ftom tho Third Beglmont.
Now York Voluntoors, at Camp Algor, Is to be
tho Lieutenant.
Becrulting for tho batterlos was finished yes
terday morning. Capt Flanagan of tho Fourth
Battery hoims tu Imv his organization mustered
in to-day. Capt Schmidt's men will bo mustered
In to-morrow. In tho meantlmo tho recruits
are quartered at thn armories of tho National
Guard batteries, and tho acting uou-commls-sloned
ofllcors uro serving as drill matters.
Ot the 112 men in tho two batteries there are
not more than 20 who have not already been la
i ' ..,.;
Typhoid Fever Claiming Mora Victims Every
Dny-Hospltals Rapidly Filling Up.
Camp Atinn, Va., July 25. Tho camp is not
to be movod. This dotormlnatlon has beon
roochod by the officials of the War Department
and communicated to tho corps officers. Surgeon-Gen.
Sternberg has mado no recommen
dation for moving tho camp, even under the
conditions that now exist. Theso conditions
aro Insufficient wator supply, crowdod quarters
for the troops, typhoid fovor claiming moro
victims every day, and a great amount of haul
ing necessary to convey the subsistence and
quartermaster's stores from the railroad sta
tion at Dunn Lorlng, which In nearly throe
miles from the nearest regimont
Major-Gen. Butler has succeodod In scour
ing for his command more space. Tho Critten
den farm, within a half mllo ot Dunn Lorlng,
has been leasod, nnd tour regiments of his di
vision are now encamped thero. By tho end ot
thowoektho entire First Division will havo
changed 1U quartors. Tho only advantage ot
tho now slto Is that there is plenty ot room.
The troops thero will not bo safo from malaria
and fevor, which Is rapidly filling tho division
hospital and tho post hospital ot Fort Myer
with patients. Sixteen men were to-day added
to the number of fovor patlonts in the post
hospital. Everything for their comfort is bo
lng done, and nothing In tho modtcal lino
Is lacking. Trained women nurses are
constantly in attondanco and carefully
watch tholr charges. Fort Myor boforo tho
war wos a cavalry post, but now allot the bar
raoks and houses have boon turned Into hos
pitals, every building being taxed to its limit
A grave quostlon will soon have to be settled.
If the number of sick continues to Increase, and
that Is, What shall be dono with them r To
day a new system ot convoying the stricken
men to Fort Myer wns put In operation. A
closed car on the Falls Church eleotrlo line is
fitted with cots and tho men aro taken to the
village, placed on the car and carried to the
gato of the fort. This saves the men n long,
weary ride of seven miles in an ambulanoe.
The Medical Board for tho First Division, to
pass upon the condition of mon making appli
cations for discharges on tho ground of physi
cal disability, has been dissolved and a new
one appointed. The detail for the new board
comprises Major Henry Alters, surgeon. First
New York; Major Martin L. Foucht, surgeon.
Twelfth Pennsylvania, and Major William O.
Smith, surgeon. Third Virginia.
The battalion of Ninth Ohio colored troops
has beon detailed as a guard for headquarters.
The Ohloaris movod tholr oamp to a alts on
the right of the one occupied by the New York
Cavalry, and will In the future act as an
emergency guard to quell disturbances or to
stop the Sixth Pennsylvania men, if they at
tempt to break camp.
While waiting to so to the front sevoral men
of tho Fourth Missouri of a literary Inclination
have turned their spare time and attention to
the publishing ot the Camp Alger Bulletin. It
Is a conservative paper. And has for Us motto,
" It you see it in the Bulletin put it down and
Privates H. J. Wnttcrson and II. Harrison,
both of Company F, Third Virginia, are under
arrest for sleeping on guard. They agreed that
one should sleep while the other watched, and
wero found by tho Corporal asleep, both having
taken tho first turn at sleeping,
Washington, July 25. Tho statement sent
by tho War Department to Camp Alger to-day,
baying that there was to bo no change In the
location of tho camp and that no troops would
bo taken away oxcept those destined for Porto
Bioo or other points for active service, does not
necessarily mean that healthier sites than
Camp Algor will not be used for the mobiliza
tion of troops. The Quartormoster-Goneral
has been making an Investigation ot a plan to
have tho volunteers stationed at polnta In New
York. Now Jersey and Maryland, instead ot in
tho neighborhood of Falls Church, and It is
probable that he has decided upon some site or
sites which promise to meet the vlows of Surgeon-General
Sternberg, who has not been 6at-
-Jsfled with the situation at Camp Alger.
That such is the case would seem to reoelvo
confirmation from tho action of the Adjutant
General to-day in directing the Connecticut
volunteers at the camp In Niantlo to prepare to
move out of the State. Tho organisations at
Niantlo aro the Third Beglment ot Connecticut
militia, now the Second Beglment of Volun
toors mustered In from State; one light bat
tery, and a battery of heavy artillery. They
are to move in about ten days to eome camp,
the namo ot which the dopnrtment declines to
mnko public. It Is known, however, that tho
destination of tho troops is not Camp Alger,
and It is not believed to be Camp Thomas. Tho
assurance is given to tho Connecticut officers
that it will bo "a pleasantand healthful camp,"
and that tho men will bo well satisfied with tho
From the experience the department has had
with the First Beglmont It 1b fully understood
that tho mon of the Third would not bo content
with an assignment to any duty at tho fortifica
tions in Now England, and the reserve mani
fested by tho Washington" authorities in speak
ing of tho promised movement would seem to
Indicate that the destination of the throo com
mands at Niantlo is an entirely now camping
Tbe Sixty-ninth lArrlves from Tampa and
Pitches Camp Gossip of the Place,
FunNANDiNA. Fla., July 25. The last section
of tho train bearing the Sixty-ninth New York
arrived at 5:30 o'clock this afternoon, tho first
two sections having nrrlved during tho morn
ing. Thoy havo been assigned to campgrounds
to tho cast of tho Fifth Ohio. Tho unloading
of tho regiment was completed whon tho last
section came.
Two nowly recruited companies of the Third
Pennsylvania arrived last night from Philadel
phia. Theso two companies woro roorulted by
Llout. Mannlx of filibustering fame, who once
sailed out of this port In charge of the tug
Throo Trlends, Ho has had lots of experlenoo
among the Spanish and Cubans In that Island,
Bud wus atone timo imprisoned In Morro Castle,
Havana. Ho returned eleven days ago from
Santiago de Cuba, and at onco went to Phila
delphia, where he raised the two oompanles,
K nnd I, having been detailed as recruiting
officer. Companies K and I aro in ohargo of
Major Townsend, formerly ofj Gen. Morrell's
Thoambulancecorpsot the Second Division,
Fourth Army Corps, arrived hore this morning
from Tampa by special train. This corps
Is composed of forty-six mon transferred from
the First District of Columbia. Fifth Mary
land, Second New York and First Ohio. They
curry six ambulances and twelvo wagon teams.
Tho corps is commanded by Capt Cullon
and Lieut Garstang. It mot with an accl
dont while on the way at Wllrtwood, a small
station about Beventy miles from this plaoo.
The train stopped for ordors and Privato
Walter E. Jenny of Cincinnati, who was trans
ferred from tho First Ohio, got off to mall a
letter. When ho returned to the train it was
moving out. He attempted to geton, and Indo
Ing so sllppod and fell between the cars and
was killed. Tho body was brought hero and it
will be shipped home.
Gen. Carpenter of the Third Division, Fourth
Corps.wlth his staff.moved In from headquarters
at tho beach to-day and established headquar
ters on Priory Hill, just on the outskirts of tho
army camp, Orders were received to-day for
the movement of the First Florida to Porto
Blco, and not Santiago, as reported, It is also
said that the First Florida will be embarked
from this point and not from Tampa. The Beo
ond Tlorlda and Fifth Maryland will be era
barked from Tampa, although It was rumored
they w-ould also bo embarked from this port.
Just when tho First Florida will bo loaded on
tl ansports Is not known hero.
Scovel's father Cancels an Kncagement.
Des Moines, la., July 25.-Dr. Sylvester F.
Seovol of Woostor, 0., telegraphed hero this
morning cancelling his engagement to delivor
a college commencement speech and snylng
that he must go tp Cuba to get Ills bon. Bylves
tor Bppvel. out of trouble. Young: Boovel Is tbe
yfr'i0i70B.imdat ho attempted. to alao
GetfijaattertlacafttBantijaow p
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Taney .
in mlxiuro, plaids, ana DroKtn
tffeefs nftlll) worsteds in nw O
sbafllnfls ana neat dcslflns West
or England trouserings in all the
latest patterns t in fact, cocry
(Ding one would expect to find in
a perfect tailoring tDop Cftest
are the goods we are selling at a
reduction or 25 to m-s per cent. I
Suitings at $20. 9
trouserings at $5.50; 2 pairs $10. 1
eustoni tailoring Only,
temple Court Annex, 110 Hassan St.
Sentry at IVUleU Point He id TJp an Office
Who Was Mot In Uniform.
Discipline at Wtllots Point is very stringent
nowadays, as secret work is in progress on the
fortifications. Two englneor corps oflloers and
a member of Congress ran against It yesterday
in the porson of a sontry of the Twenty-seoon d .
Beglment and a Corporal of tho guard ot the
Rome regiment and their pationce was constd i
erably exerotsod beforo thoy got through tha
lines. The officers were Col. nonry M. Bob. .
erts. senior Colonel of tho Engineer Corps her
and President of the Board of Visiting Engl- i
neers. and Major Henry M. Adams. In charge
of tho mines of this harbor, and with them was
Congressman Charlos E. Penroo of Missouri.
They had como down to seo Major Knight of
the Engineer Corps at Wllleta Point and had
landed about an hour too late to seo the mine
explosions. I
A peculiarity ot the post Is that visitors art ,'
pormlttod to land at tho dock but mny not pro-
cecd past a sign, about Ufty feet from the wharf.
Neither of tho ofllcors was In uniform, but as t
Col. Boberts has frequently reviewed the troops f
there, and as Major Adams's men aro now .;
working on the harbor Improvements there. i
they had no doubt about bolng admitted, but It
happened that the Twenty-second men, instead
of the Engineer Corps, wero on post whloh j
complicated matters. The sentry nt Post No. 0, j
where thoy attempted an entrance, hold them Ml
up and civilly explained that as they were not '
jn uniform ho could not let them pass.' He
was told to call the Corporal of tho guard,
but remarked that tho relief would he around i
in a minute, anyway. Major Adams then told J
him sharply to call the Corporal at onco. To '.
do him justice, that sentry emulated a mega- 1
phone for soveral minutes without eliciting
any response. He got purplo In the faco from J
his efforts, and presently explained that the fi
posts wero too far apart and tho sentries f "3
couldn't eommuntcato. Meantime, tho Major ,R
was getting Impationt Ho spoke to Congress- Jj
man Peurco, who produced a pass from Secro- "t
tury Alger, nnd that let the Congressman In. I
Then a foreman Identified Major Adams and , i
the sentry let him pass: but Col. Boberts said J
that he would wait for tho Corporal. It was ten
minutes before tho Corporal camo. and when 1
he did he recognized one of tho newspaper men
waiting there and spoke to him. Tho nowsim- j
per man called his attention to Col. Boberts. 5
who stated who ho was, but tho Corporal Inter-
rupted him to ask a newspaper man soma I
question about home. Col. Boberts called him J
sharply to account for want of respect to hs bu-
perlor officer nnd in a way that admitted
ot no dispute laid down a few rules of con
duct and military etiquette, the Corporal
meantlmo trying to excuse himself. He de
clined to lot tho Colonel through, and In this
the Colonel commended him as Being perfectly
right to obey strictly his orders, but insisted on I
&is caning me omcer oi tne any, wnion tno '
orporal seemed for some reason unwilling
to do. j
After five minutes of this tho ofjlcor of the
day, Copt. Turpln of the Twenty-second Begl
mont appeared, having received the cards ot i
the newspaper men, and Col. Boberts explained
matters to him. The Captain very courteously l
explained that the orders were strict and that ,
ho did not know the visitor. Col. Boberts ';
ldontifled himself by letters. Capt. Turpln
personally conducted him through the lines, J
and tho Incldont wan closed. ft
That gloom which has for soveral woeks
darkened the faces of tho Twenty-second Begl- h
ment boys gave wny to grins of exultation yes- S
terday nt tho prospect of hard cash. Tho '5
Twenty-second enlisted men have had $27.04. f
each coming to them for two months' pay. and ,1
they havo been losing flesh wondering why it 'J
didn't come. Word was spread abroad that the I
paymaster was to .irrlvo on Saturday, and there
was a temporary lifting of spirits, followed by i
a dull spiritual thud when n telegram an- j 1
nounced tho Illness of that official. But vostor-
nay It was positively nnnounced that to-day the I
back pay would arrive, and overy Twonty-sec- m
ond Beglment volunteer on tho post woro nn. W,
nil-day smile. The back pay la not Stato but
Government woges. jl
Private Purgueson of Troop C Marries, and f
Is Oft to l'orto Illco.
Much surprise has been caused in Benson- i
hurst circles by tho announcement of tho mar-
rlago of Miss Mario Lester of Twenty-llrst
avenue to Hugh McLaughlin Furgueson. a son
of the lato Cornelius Furgueson. Supervisor of V
the old town of Now Utrecht. Tho bridegroom i
is a brother of Mnglstrato Furgueeon and a j
member of Troop 0. A month ago ho got a J
furlough from Camp Alger, and when he nr
rlved homo was suddenly taken 111 with malarial
fever. Tho joung couple had boon engnged for
several months, nnd when Mr. Furgueson re- '
eclvod orders on Saturday from Capt Clayton
to go to Porto Blco It wns doclded to dolny the
marrlugo no longer. In tho evening tho core- 1
inony wns performed at tho homo of tho bride's 1
parents by tho Bev. D. B. F. Bandolph. The 1
bridegroom afterward loft to join Troop 0 In
tho Held. Tho Lestcrs came to Bensonhurst
from Now Orleans a fow yoars ngo. Mr. Fur
gueson Is a prominent meinbor of tho Graves
end Bay Yacht Club.
The Sleeve of n Sailor's Jacket Found In a j
Shark's Stomach Caught Off Havana.
Newdueo, July 25. John Clcnry, a son of
Timothy Clcary, aw oil-known resident of the
First ward. Is ono of the crow of the monitor
Amphltrito, now on duty ns a bloekader In
front of Havana. Young Clenry writes to a
friend In this elty giving particulars of a pe
culiar event which recently occurred off Ha
vana Harbor, Tho crow, he says, spend con
siderable of tholr tlmo llshlng for sharks, and
have had more or less luck In that direction,
A fow days ugo, ho says, one was caught by the
crow of tho monitor, and washiiulnd on board
and dlhsoctod. Among other articles found In
tho stomach of tho shark wus the sleeve of a
ln ltod States sailor's jacket, with soven ser
vice Btrlpos upon It It Is supposed that tho
slcovo was worn by ono of tho victims of tho i
battleship Maine, destroyed on the night of
Feb. 10. nnd that tho bailor's arm had been ,
blown off nnd swallowed by tho shark.
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